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2006 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 45th Year, No. 39


,m At special meeting Thursday


City eyes TEC offer




for railroad bypass


Mayor Emily Ketring has called
a special meeting of the city
council to discuss a letter of
commitment from Taylor Energy
Center (TEC) regarding its
monetary pledge toward funding
for a railroad bypass around
Perry.
The city is seeking the bypass in
light of the anticipated increased
rail traffic which would
accompany the opening of TEC's
coal-fired power plant here.
Last week, council members
debated the issue with Councilman
Don Cook questioning TEC's


commitment to the city regarding
the bypass.
City Manager Bob Brown
echoed his concerns, stating, "I
don't feel good (about) a firm
commitment from them. My
feeling is they may like the idea of
a bypass, but they want to keep the
ball rolling (for their own
project)."
Ketring related that she had
received a verbal commitment
from TEC that it would be willing
to commit funds previously
earmarked for a train overpass in
downtown Perry to a bypass


rerouting railroad traffic away
from the city.
"(Project Manager) Mike
Lawson told me he would try to get
back with me with a letter
committing their support," Ketring
said last week, adding that shp
anticipated having the, letter prior
to the Oct. 5 public hearing before
the county's planning and zoning
board on changes to Taylor's.
comprehensive land use plan. Two
of the proposed amendments will
affect the power plant project.
".** Please see page 3


Magnolia Bay critic ejected


from reception; alleges attack


An outspoken critic of the
proposed Magnolia Bay
Development near Dekle Beach
told police Thursday he was struck
in the jaw by the project's
developer while attending "an
invitation-only" reception at the
Elk's Club.
William R. Causey told police
that he was attending the meeting
when Project Developer Chuck
Olson asked him to leave and;
when he refused, punched him in
the face.


"He told me that several people
saw him get hit, but as of this time
he cannot name. a single witness,"
Ptl. David Gorby wrote in his
report.
Police Lt. Vern Clark said one
person came in this week that was
at the meeting but they did not see .
.any punches thrown. He requested
anyone who witnessed the incident
to contact his office.
Causey, who has also been vocal
in his opposition to the power
plant, said he was treated'and


released from the hospital after the
incident. He said his jaw was
bruised and he was prescribed pain
medication, according to the police
report.
Olson declined to comment
citing the ongoing investigation
and pending charges.
Dr.-J. Crayton Pruitt Sr., who is
funding the $700 million marina
and resort, expressed his regrets.
"On Thursday, Sept. 28, I
"* Please see page 3


How safe is Dorsett Stadium?


Fans .at Friday night's varsity
football game with Madison were
greeted with what has become a
familiar. site--half of the visitors'
section of the stadium is still
cordoned off with tape,
disallowing guests to utilize it and
forcing them to find seating
elsewhere.
Prior to the City of Perry
relinquishing responsibility for the
football stadium and Pace Field
(baseball) Oct. 1, half of the
visitors side was deemed
"structurally unsafe." It was
actually unusable, part of last
football season and I will
presumably be so this year also.
Superintendent of Schools Oscar
Howard Jr. said embarrassment
was added Friday night when it
was announced over the
loudspeakers Athat the newer
women's bathroom at the
concession stands was closed, and
ladies were then directed to the old
men's bathrooms under the
bleachers.
Many Madison fans took refuge
in the "safe" portion of the visitors
side, while others had to sit on the.


"home" side. Others were left to
stand for the.entire game,
The City of Perry stepped in
Monday and repaired the bathroom
which had'a "pressure problem,"
according to Howard.
"There have been many
problems with-Dorsett Stadium
throughout the years," said
Howard, "and now that the
stadium and Pace Field are going,
to belong to the Taylor County
School Board, exclusively, it will
be our burden to repair it and keep
it up. We've 'already applied for
grant money to begin upgrades and
renovations, but like everything
else, this will take time and a lot of
money--money we had not set
aside in the general fund because
notification came from the city for
us to take it over after the current
budget had been passed.
"It will probably. take three to
four years to bring Dorsett up to
the way we want it and the way it
should be," Howard added. '.I'The
bathrooms have been in disrepair
for probably 30 years.
"Our goal with the bathrooms is
to completely renovate them if we


can come up with the money. If
that is not feasible, I'd like to see
them gutned. We need to make our --
football field a showcase--a place
our players and coaches can be
proud of and never think down on
it when they see other .city's
football stadiumss" said
Howard. I
School architect firm, Clemons
and Rutherford has been contacted,
according to Howard, "and will
soon come to look at the visitors
side to see what it will take to
make it safe again. This is our goal
and that is where we're going."


SWA touts progress,


plans for expansion

The Steinhatchee Water Association (SWA) is continuing to develop and
expand its new sewer service as well as pursue the creation of a'
government utility authority (GUA) to maintain those services.
SWA recently entered into an agreement with the Dixie County
Commission to cross the river and provide sewer service to Jena.
Rex Dunn with the Steinhatchee Water Association (SWA) addressed
the Taylor County Commission last month, updating the board on their
efforts.
Dunn first spoke with commissioners about the agreement in August
and although they agreed the board had no authority over SWA's actions,
several commissioners recommended against the agreement due to
concerns over its wording.
The section which prompted the most concern stated SWA would not
require residents in Dixie County. to hook up to the system. Several
commissioners pointed .out most grants and loans available for such
systems require mandatory hookups and if they saw this clause, SWA
might be ineligible for the funds.
While the agreement signed last month does require new developments
to hook up to the system, existing residents in Jena will be given a choice.
Dunn added that per the agreement, the Dixie County Commission will
be given a spot on SWA's board. He said that he wanted to present the
Taylor commission the same opportunity.
SWA was set to hold a meeting of the organization's membership
Tuesday, Oct. 3, to discuss expanding their board from five to seven
members to accommodate the new board members.
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career choice remains open, she
expresses interest in law,
photography and computer design.
Her high school activities
include: cheerleading (grades 9-
12); yearbook/newspapers
photographer and writer (grades
10-12); Little Women (grades 11-
12); tennis (grades 11-12); and
Student Council representative
(grade s 11-12). Her talent will be
a hip-hop dance.

Brooke Michelle
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The daughter of Terrie, and
Tommy Granthum, Brooke plans
to pursue a career in criminology at
Tallahassee Community College
and/or Florida State University.
Her' high school activities
include: tumble team (grades 9-
10); Taylor gymnastics (9th grade)
and Taylor Elite Chderleading
(grades 11-12). Her talent will be a
gymnastics/cheerleading routine.

Patricia Diane
Davis
The daughter of Richard and
Sherry Davis, Tricia plans to attend
Florida A&M University in pursuit
of a degree in neonatal/pediatric
nursing.
Her high school activities
include attaining staff positions
within the JROTC. She was
awarded the Superior Cadet award
(9th grade). Her talent will be a
dance to "Only Hope" by Mandy
Moore.
Renee Leslie
Lynn Durham
The daughter of Sharon and
Lander Durham, Renee plans to
attend the University of Florida
and pursue a career in graphic
design.
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Key Club (grades 11-12) and has
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The daughter of Eric and Nita S.
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business administration degree at
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Her high school activities
include: FCCLA (grades 9 and 10);
Student Council (class
representative, grades 10-11);
marching band (grades 9-12);
concert band (grades 9-10); and
Little Women (grades 11-12). Her
talent will be a vocal performance
of "Somewhere Over the
Rainbow."

Crystal Elizabeth
Moody
The daughter of James and
Christy Moody, Crystal plans to
continue her military career by
attending Dayton Community
College, which has an Army
ROTC. She plans to be either a
military animal care specialist or
an English teacher.
Her high school activities
include: marching/concert band for
three years, holding the officer
position of uniform captain for two
years; and JROTC (grades 9-12),
for which she has been a member
of the drill team for four years,
commanding officer for two years
and Color Guard (one year). She
has also been a part of the JROTC
raider team. Her talent presentation
will be a spinning rifle' display.

Jennifer Denise
Robinson
The daughter of Roger and Lisa
Robinson, Jennifer plans to attend
the University of Florida in pursuit
of a career in psychology.
Her high school activities
include: Drama' Club (9th grade);
FCA (10th grade);
yearbook/newspaper staff (11th
grade); and Little Women. Her
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Her high school activities
include: vice president, Drama
Club (9th grade); JV soccer (9th
grade); newspapers (grades 9-11);
yearbook (grades 10-11); Century
Club (11th grade); FCA (11-12th);
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Her talent presentation will be a
vocal/comedy skit, "You Can't Get
a Man with a Gun."
Jessica Lynn
Brock
The daughter of Joe Brock and
Lindy Brock, Jessi plans to attend
Santa Fe College and the
University of Florida pursing a
career in elementary education.
Her high school activities
include: JV cheerleader (grades 9-
10); Varsity cheerleader (grades
11-12); cheerleader captain (grades
10 and 12); Student Council
secretary (9th grade), vice
president (11th grade) and
treasurer (12 grade); National
Honor Society (grades 10-12);
Little Women (grades 11-12); and
Century Club (11th grade). Her
creative and performing arts talent
will be a vocal presentation.
Jennifer Sharon
Tedder
The daughter of John and Gay
Kallshcmidt, and Kent and Denise
Tedder, Jennifer plans to attend the
University of Florida pursing a
degree in pharmaceuticals.
Her high school activities
include: youth group (grades 9-
12); youth group president (grades
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The daughter of Cody and
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Her high school activities
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Little Queen,

King crowned

Sat., Oct. 14

Taylor County's junior royalty
will take the stage Saturday, Oct.
14, for the crowning of the 2006
Florida Forest Festival Little King
and Little Queen.
The pageant will start 6 p.m., at
Taylor County High School.
All pageant contestants will be
featured in next Wednesday's Taco
Times.
Tickets are on sale now at the
festival office, located next to the
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce.
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call 584-TREE (8733).
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please contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 850-838-3515.

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Commission to be updated Nov. 6


EXPANSION
Continued from page 1
Dunn returned to the
commission Monday night to
discuss the GUA. He said that the
SWA had met several times about
the issue and he hoped to be able to
update the commission further by
the Nov. 6 meeting.
Talks between the Taylor and
Dixie commissions about a sewer
project to serve both Steinhatchee


and Jena began at a joint meeting
in February. At that meeting, Frank
Darabi with the environmental
consultants group, Darabi and
Associates, presented a feasibility
study for a proposed centralized
wastewater system.
Darabi suggested that a GUA be
formed using SWA's resources to
serve both sides of the river.
,. Talks progressed far enough that
an agreement was penned by
County Attorney Conrad Bishop.


SWA, however, moved forward
with its own sewer plans,
purchasing an existing private
sewer facility as a jumping off
point. Dixie County subsequently
pulled out of talks and later SWA
representatives told Taylor
commissioners- that Dixie County
would not allow them to cross the
river with sewer lines.
According to Dunn, they are
using Bishop's draft agreement as a
starting point for their discussions.


Breer will oversee bypass plan


RAILROAD BYPASS
Continued from page 1
The planing board will forward
its recommendation to the county
commission, -which will hold a
public hearing of its own Nov. 6.
However, the city council
expressed concern that the bypass
issue needed to be addressed prior
to these hearings, as "these are the
last local public hearings on the
project."
"My feeling is,, once those
hearings have passed, the die has
been cast," Cook said..
Economic Development
Director Rick Breer asked the
council "to give me a quarter (four
months)" in which to develop a
plan regarding the bypass.


"I think we have been lax in
expecting other people to do our
job--to put together how this
bypass project will work. I
apologize to the council in that I
have not been doing that in the
time frame I should have been.
However, it is actively on my radar
and I will be working on it," Breer
said.
Cook said he would like to see a
plan detailing who was in support
of the bypass and how much
(money) they were willing to
commit to it, as well as how much
the project would cost and hoW it
would be funded.
The idea was also suggested that
the county commission use a
portion of the $179 million
community contribution from TEC


to underwrite any shortfalls in
funding for the bypass. But, n6
formal request was decided on by
the council.
On Tuesday, Brown related that
Ketring had met with Lawson, who
promised to have a letter of
commitment to the council before
Thursday's public hearing.
Brown said he expects the letter
to "spell out what they are
committing to do relative to the
bypass. There has been some
confusion on what we've seen and
what we've been told and I think
that is why the mayor approached
them for a letter, trying to get it
spelled out exactly what they are
willing to do."
Thursday's special meeting will
start at 5:15 p.m.


Reception was invitation-only


CRITIC
Continued from page 1 '
proudly hosted an invitation-only
event intended to provide
information about our
development project to business
leaders in Taylor County. It was a
wonderful exchange of ideas and
information and was filled with
positive moments.
"Regretfully, an unpleasant
exchange between an opponent of
our project, and my project
developer has, in the minds of
some, overshadowed the otherwise
successful event. I am sorry if that
brief exchange offended any


citizen of Taylor County," he
said.
Causey told police he attended
the event because it was advertised
as a public meeting.
But Magnolia Bay Attorney Trey
Howard said no one associated
with the development placed the
notice that appeared in Thursday's
Tallahassee Democrat and he
doesn't know who did.
, "This event was designed to
inform the local business owners,
that are members of the chamber,
of how the development is
progressing. It was an invitation-
only reception. No public monies
were expanded for the reception,"


he said.
Several county commissioners
expressed displeasure with the
event at their regular meeting
Monday.
Commissioner Clay Bethea said
when he saw people being turned
away, he decided to leave. Two
other, commissioners said they did
not receive invitations.
Pruitt said he values the support
of the community.'-
"It has always been my. goal to
have the people of Taylor County
behind me. on this project, and I
believe I have the support of the
overwhelming majority," he
said.


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It's a call away: 584-8808

Need shelter from domestic violence?


"Every person has a right to be ability."
free from violence and oppression, With that mission statement
regardless of their gender, race, before them, all the staff and
relationship, income, social supporters of Perry's Refuge
status, sexual orientation, House join with other shelters in
religion, age,n'mental or physical the state and nation to observe

Williams-Redifer vows

planned for October 13
Wendy Woodhull and Jeffry Williams of Sfeinhatchee announce the
engagement of their daughter, Jane Elizabeth Dollie Williams of Perry, to
Heath Leon Redifer, the son of Hantz and Pam Redifer of Perry.
Their wedding will be Oct. 13, 2006, at 7 p.m. in Midway Baptist
Church, located at 187 Roberts Aman Road.
Formal invitations are being issued, but all friends and relatives of the
couple are invited to attend.


Rhonda Michelle Hilson, Jerry Mire Alford


Hilson, Alford to marry

in Oct. 20th ceremony
Rhonda Michelle Hilson and Jerry Mire Alford, both of Perry, will be
united in marriage on Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at 4 p.m.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Delores and Graham Bishop of Perry'.
The prospective groom is the son of the late Lucile.and Romie Alford of
Perry.
All friends and relatives of the couple are.cordially invited to attend the,
ceremony which will be held at 182 McNeese Road in Perry.

Wedding reminder.

Sheffiefd-Poppe[[
Michele Sheffield and Paul Poppell remind friends and relatives of their
wedding Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Catholic Parish Hall.


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Domestic Violence Awareness
Month.
Debra McGrew, local shelter
coordinator, reminds Taylor
County residents that Refuge
House provides safe, emergency
shelter for up to 45 days -for
women and children. "It also
offers individual and group
counseling for victims and their
families, as well as injunction
assistance to explain the process
and the paperwork, and to attend
the court hearing," she said. "We
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Three Rivers Legal Service,'" she
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community education program and
professional training on domestic
violence and sexual violence.
"Any church, club, .civic group or
school can ask for a counselor to
come out and present a program
and/or training," she said. To
schedule such programs, call 223-
3555. "All services are free and
confidential," McGrew stresses.
"Our mission and purpose is to
provide direct services to battered
women, their children and
survivors of sexual violence, as
well.as to work to eliminate the
conditions in society that allow


Registry (
Stephanie Blanton
Joey Bailey
October 14, 2006
Jade Michelle Howell
Justin Matthew Wiles '^
SNovember 4, 2006
Nicole Whatley
Jeremy Bain
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Le-a-h Elizabeth Brooks
Daniel Jay Mills
6 Dec 2, 2006
Libby Bennett
George Juarez
S Dec 9. 2006
Dawn Elliott
Daryll Gunter
January 6. 2007 ..
1 Blaire LhNan Carlton
SRobert Carlos Suarez
March 3. 2007
Leslie Cook '
Gary Dowers
March 17. 2007

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Kei & Robert Ponder
S Boy due Nov 12. 2006

Danielle & Stephen
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Throughout October, McGrew
and staff will be working to
increase awareness of services
which are available. A candlelight
vigil and survivor speak-out are
planned for Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at
the Taylor County Court House.


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By Lynette Senter


I've come to believe that it takes
a certain kind of personality to be
able to live in the beaches area.
Some may call us crazy but I'd
like to think of us as a group of
eternal optimists. Sure, we know
that tomorrow everything we own
could be floating out to sea, but
we also come home each day to
one of the most beautiful,
peaceful, pristine areas in the
world.
Many of us have escaped from
busy, overpopulated, brightly lit,
unsafe cities to this place we call
paradise. The joys of watching a
Technicolor sunset change to an
indigo velvet sky filled with stars
makes the thought of driving 17
mile to buy a lightbulb a minor
consideration.
I've found myself reverting back
to my "midwestcrn" roots.
Buying a freezer and stocking
enough food, drink and supplies to
last several weeks at a time. This
was something that I was raised to
do just in case we had a freak
snowstorm and were unable to get
out for a few days. To tell the
truth, I can only remember being
"snowed in" a couple of times, but
it may have something to do with
my pioneer roots and hearing
stories about trudging through
Waist high snow five miles uphill
both ways to get food.
I .was born in Iowa, movedto
Maricita, Ga., in 1983, and
,became a full-time Dekle Beach
resident in 2001. I gues, thd! still
makes me a "Yankee" but one of
my, Georgia-born friends lod me
recently that" I was more
"Southern" than anyone she knew.
Maybe this explains why I have a
sign in my home that states "I
wasn't born in the South but I got
here as fast as I could."
I'd like this column to reflect
not only my. views, news and
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Friends Day
By B.D. W1ILIAMS
An enjoyable Family and
Friends Day was held at New Mt.
Zion M.B. Church Sunday,.Sept.
24, beginning at 4 p.m. The Rev.
Izell Montgomery Jr., Minister
Connie Mote and Pastor Bro. Tom
presided.
The guest speaker was the Rev.
H.J.. Boone, pastor of Sweet Hope
M.B. Church in Live Oak. The
Rev. Boone was accompanied by..
members of his church. Everyone
enjoyed the services and dinner
was served at the close of the
service.
Mr. Edward Lester who was
seriously injured, is now in the
hospital in Gainesville in serious
condition.
Funeral' services for Mrs.


meetings, and any other
information my fellow beach
residents would like to see. I look
forward to hearing from you.

was Sunday
Rebecca Turner were held
Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. at
Antioch M.B. Church..
The family of Mrs. Ella Mae
Jones thank all who attended and
participated in helping her
celebrate her 100 birthday.
Mrs. Ella Mauldin who has
been here with her aunt, Mrs. Ella
Mae Jones, will be leaving, for her
home Wednesday, Sept. 27, for
her home in Conneticut. She
enjoyed her stay here with her aunt
and friends, but it's time to say
good-bye and it's time to go back
home. We have enjoyed Ella, and
hope and pray she will have a safe
trip home and find the family at
home doing fine. She has made
the 100th birthday girl feel so
good and young.


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at their regular meeting on October 10
beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Room
located at 224 South Jefferson St.


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Junior Miss Program (TCHS) 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 14
Little King & Queen Pageant (TCHS) 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 21
Kids' Parade and Picnic in the Park
Tuesday, Oct. 24


10:00 a.m.


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Carnival begins (at Perry-Foley Airport) 12:00 noon
Thursday, Oct. 26
Festival Fine Arts. Show Reception
(Forest Capital Hall State Museum)


Friday, Oct. 27
Field Trips at Forest Capital. Park
Mr. and Mrs. Tourist Reception (Chamber)
Bed Race (Downtown) '"'
Gaslight Antique Car Parade (Downtown)
"Scary Stories" at Cracker Homestead


9:00 a.m.
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Methodist Church
7:00 a.m.


Arts and Crafts
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9:00 a.m.


King Tree Parade
(Downtown)
10:00 a.m.,


OPENING CEREMONIES
12:00 p.m.
National Anthem & Color Guard
Entertainment--Albany Marine Band, Sandspur, The Return, Karaoke Competition
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Allison Bassett, reigning 2005 Jr. Miss, will be on hand for the
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will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. ,

Tickets for the event are available
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A-6 The Taco Times October 4, 2006


Turnovers plague 'Dogs in loss


Fumbles and turnovers once
again plagued the Taylor County
Bulldogs Friday night in Dorsett
'Stadium, as a chance to upset the
Class 2A, 5th-ranked Madison
County Cowboys slipped through
their fingers in what ended up as a
40-7 district loss.
Taylor (1-4 overall, 0-1 in
district) fumbled the ball seven
times and lost four to help the
Cowboys (4-2 overall, 1-0 in
district) turn a close game into a
rout. Taylor County made two
outstanding defensive stands to
start the game and held Madison
scoreless until 3:57 remaining in
the first quarter when the
Cowboys turned a 3rd and 16 play
into a 68-yard touchdown run.
Two plays later the Bulldogs
fumbled the ball. away for the
second time in the opening
quarter, and Madison scored one
play and 52 seconds later on a 21-
yard run to take a 14-0 lead.
Taylor battled back to cut the
lead to 14-7 on QB Marquis Ellis'
63-yard pass to Chad Ellis 'on a
post pattern with 7.45 to play in
the first half and trailed 20-7 at the
half after Madison scored on a 13-
yard run with 4:35 remaining in
the second quarter.
The Bulldogs were set to receive
to start the second half. but,
fumbled the opening kickoff.
Madison turned the miscue into
eight points to take a 28-7 lead.
Madison blocked 'a punt to start )
Sthe final quarter, leading to another
Cowboy score, and the Bulldogs
fumbled the ball away on their
final offensive series of the night,.
STa lor County's defense, led b\
- Jake Meacham, Georgie
- Armstrong, Drew Southerland,
Corey Sadler and Joseph Pioenza
- turned in an impressive first half,
and Greg Sneed made a pair of
acrobanc first-half interceptions to
I stosPladison drives.
The Bulldog defense actually had
eight tackles for loss. but gave up
siK runs of 20 yards or more,
E including touchdown carries of 70,
68 and 21 yards.
S Madison finished the game with
47 carries for 420b yards and six
-touchdowns rushing, while
completing only 2 of 8 passes for
25 yards and 2 interceptions.
The Cowboys used nine,
different runningbacks (all under
100 yards rushing) to wear down
the Bulldog defense. Travis Arnold
led Madison w ith four carries for
96 yards and scored three
touchdowns and a 2-point
conversion. Andrew Edwards
Followed up with 5 carries for 97
yards and another touchdown.
- while Jordan Johnson rushed 9
times for 71 yards and a score and
Chris Thompson had 11 carries for
70 yards. Core' Akins added seven
carries for 41 \ards and a score.
Taylor's offense managed 175
total 'ards (109 \ards rushing on
40 carries) and completed 2 of 6
passes for '66 yards. and ,a
touchdown with no interceptions.
Bryckoski Jackson led Taylor with


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175
104
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First Downs
Rushes/Yards
Comp/Passing/Int.
Pass Yards
Total Offense
Return Yards
Punts/Avg.
Fumbles/Lost
Penalties/Yards


66 yards on 21 carries, followed
by Quentin Tucker (4 carries, 30
yards), Marquis Ellis (4 carries, 15
yards), Reggie King (five yard
carry) and Greg Sneed (six.carries,
four yards).
. The Bulldogs appeared to have
trouble with running the option,
especially to the left side, and had
several botched pitches and hand-
offs.
The Bulldogs had a golden
opportunity to take an early lead
in a scoreless first quarter. After"
making two big defensive stands
and picking up a first down the
Bulldog drive stalled at their own
34 and Ty Crow ley was forced to
punt. The Madison punt returned,
fumbled the punt, but a Madison
player managed to fall on the ball
at his owvn 38. 1;
Cowboy tailback 'Chris
Thompson was stuffed for three-
yard losses on two straight
running plays., but on 3rd and 16 a
play-action fake and delay hand-off
to Andrew Edwards went for 68
yards and a touchdown.
Madison reportedly lost 29
seniors from last year's 12-1 squad
that lost in the state semi-fipals,
but dressed, out 76 players for
Friday's district game, including
18 seniors. 20 juniors, 25
sophomores and 13 freshmen.
In contrast. theTaylor County
roster features 39 players,:
including eight seniors, seven
juniors, nine sophomores and 15
freshmen.
Madison's Chris Thompson
ripped off a 41-yard run on the
first play of the game. as Sneed
made a touchdown-sa% ing tackle at
the Bulldogs' 35-yard line.'
Southerland threw Thompson for a
four-yard loss to force back-to-
back incomplete passes on 3rd and
4th down.
SStarting from their own 16; the.
Bulldogs fumbled the very first
offensive play of the night as M.
Ellis' pitch to Chad Ellis was off
target and recovered by Madison at'
the 10-yard line after a six-yard
loss.
The Cowboys appeared to have
scored three plays later, but the
one-yard plunge was called back
due to a penalty and Sneed made
an outstanding interception in the
corner of the endzone, vwresiling


Madison
13
47/420
2/8/2
25
445
83
1/27
2/0
8/65


.the ball away from a receiver in
minid-air.
Jackson picked up 14 yards on
two carries, but. the drive stalled
on pitch for no gain to Sneed and
:back-to-back incomplete passes by
Ellis.
Taylor had a chance to pounce
on the loose ball fumbled on the
fair catch, but Madison recovered.
The Cowboys bounced back after
getting stuffed on two running
plays by scoring on the long 68-
yard run.
Jackson dropped the hand-off
from Ellis two plays into the
Bulldogs next drive and the
Cowboys scored on a 21-yard run
' :on the very next play to take a 14-
0, lead with 3:05 to play in the
first quarter. Chad Ellis fumbled
the ball into the endzone for a
touchback and the Bulldogs moved
the ball from their own 10 to the
38 before having to punt.
Big plays by Armstong,
Sou'therland, Sadler, Proenza
(tackle for loss on 4th and 3 pitch)
and Meacham stopped the
Cowboys again to give the ball
back to the Bulldogs.
On their first play, Marquis
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cousin Chad Ellis on the run for a
perfect 63-yard TD strike to pull
the Bulldogs within 14-7.
Madison returned the ensuing
kickoff 48 yards into Taylor
territory and scored six plays later
on a 13-yard run.
Chad Ellis had trouble holding
onto the ball on the kickoff again,
but Taylor recovered only to
fumble on another bad option
pitch two plays later and was
forced to punt.
Sneed stopped a Madison'
scoring drive with another great.
interception late in the first half.
Reggie King fumbled the.
kickoff after returning it to the 31
ya'rdline and despite some big
tackles by Sadler, Meacham,,
Armstrong ahd Proenza, Madison
punched in a touchdown and two-
point conversion to take a 28-7
lead with 8:06 left in the third.


We would like to thank the
County Commissioners and
'the citizens that attended the
County Commission meeting on
Monday, Oct. 2, for permission to
bring Shelby's Ice Cream Truck
into the Sports Complex. "


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A nice 25-yard kick return by C.
Ellis set up six carries by Jackson
sandwiched around a short run by
C. Ellis and the Bulldogs had to
punt after picking up 15 yards on
seven plays.
Madison sealed the win with a
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Edwards, who went untouched to
make the score 34-7.
After blocking a Crowley punt
and scoring midway through the
fourth quarter Madison had a
chance to add to their 40-7 lead
when Jackson fumbled on his own
43 and Cowboys' 280-pound
defensive lineman Jacobbi


McDaniel rumbled 25 yards down
to the Taylor 25 yard line.
However, in a display of
sportsmanship, Madison back-up
QB Drew Douglas took a knee on
1st and goal from the seven after.
.the Bulldogs held the Cowboys
out of the endzone on the previous
four plays.


Bulldog QB Marquis Ellis (1) drops back to pass with protection from' Hall (63),, Cook
(75), Tucker (4), Thompson (50) and .Jackson (9).



TCMS routs Hamilton 38-0


The Taylor County Middle
School football team ran its record,
to 4-1 Thursday with a 38-0 win
over Hamilton County.
The tone of the game was set
eirly when Wesley Brandon
intercepted a Hamilton pass on the
Trojans third play from scrimmage
and returned it 32 yards for a
touchdown.
Stephen Ghent ran in the two-
point conversion to give the
bulldogs an early 8-0 lead.
,On Taylor County's first
offensive series, the 'Dogs drove
78 yards in eight plays with
Brandon running in the last six
yards for the score.
Steve Johnson ran for the two-
point plaN to put TCMS up 1:6-0.
In the second quarter the
Bulldogs started on the Hamilton
-42 and scored again in three plays
with Ghent dashing in from 25
yards out. The PAT failed but the
'Dogs were up 22-0 at the half.
Hamilton attempted an onside.
kick to start the second half but
the 'Does recovered at their own
46 Seven plays later TCMS w as


Grand Re-Opening
Thursday, Oct. 12


in the endzone again, this time
courtesy of a 30-yard run by Tyler'
Flowers.
Josh Collins ran in the
conversion to put TCMS up 30-0.
'In th,'6 final pe'tiod Taylor
County drove 73 yards in four
plays, to cap the scoring. D.J.
Steely got the honors on an 18-.
yard run. Collins again ran in the'
two-point play to make the final
score 38-0.
Coach Bobby Glass said his


Bulldog defense played well again,
giving up only 10 yards rushing
on 25 attempts. Hamilton
completed only four passes for 35
\ard. d. .
"Our defense had two-
interceptions, one by Brandon and
the other by James Strawter," he
said .
The Bulldogs host Suwannee
.this Thursday night in their final
home game of the season. Kickoff
is set for 7 p.m.


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Church of God dedicates Cannon Hall


Sunday service begins at 1 p.m.
Perry First Church of God invites everyone to the dedication of Cannon
Hall, honoring the life and ministry of James and Ruth Cannon.
The dedication is planned for Sunday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. at the church,
located at 1915 N. U.S. 221.
"We extend a warm invitation to all to come celebrate this joyous
occasion with us."
60th Homecoming at Perry First Assembly
"Remembering the Past, Looking Forward to the Future" is the theme
for the Perry First Assembly of God's 60th Homecoming celebration
Sunday, Oct. 15. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. arid lunch will follow
the morning service. (There will be no Sunday School.)
Special music will be provided by the Thompson Family. The Rev.
Randy Brummit will'present the morning message.
Pastor David Stephens invites everyone "to come and be a part of this
wonderful event."
Men are invited to lunch!
The monthly gathering of men that includes lunch and a brief
inspirational message by the Rev. Eddie Blalodk will be held Friday, Oct.
6, at the M.A. Rigoni Cookhouse on North U.S. 19 (north of the former
Highway Patrol Station).
Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., followed by the

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601 West Ash Street


6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


Visitors Welcome
Church Ph: 584-6155 Carl Desmartin: 223-3210
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yoiu are invited


Sto join us a17t 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
Melhida Hall, Teri Gill & Ruby Coppage

This will e a fun .day filled with great
presentations, fellowship, food and fun!
Children are welcome.
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S Dec. 11, 1937- Oct. 2, 2005
"Daddy"
A year ago today you were:.
Lost in the'sea...looking for a home to be.
The time you gave to me may have only
been temporary, but memories of you will'
be held in my heart forever.
I. love for your, love, I long for your tduch,
I long for the memories of you, Daddy.
I hope that you are truly in a place where
someday I will be too. That would take
away the pain arid the loss of you.


message which will conclude at 12:35 p.m.
The cost is $5; all men are invited.
Do you worry a lot?
If you find yourself worrying a lot, Pastor Byron C. Hughes hopes you'll
find your way to Glorious Rain Church of God Of Prophecy, located at 110
E. Maurice Linton Rd. each Wednesday at 7 p.m to discuss "The Worry
Disease."
Pumpkin patch heralds the season
Perry Wesleyan Church will have a Pumpkin Patch from Oct. 2-31, open
every day from 2 until 7 p.m. "We are at our new location, 1012 S.
Washington St., at the old Grace Methodist Church behind Fast Freddy's,"
said Gary M. Gossett. "There will be pumpkins of all sizes, gourds and
corn stalks, with activities planned for Saturdays. If yoti wish to scheduled
a field trip, please call 352-650-8580."
".* Please see page 8


Jack D. Wray


Jack D. Wray, 74. peaceful
ascended into heaven on
Wednesday, September 27,
2006, surrounded by his
loving family. He was born on
July 30, 1932. Services were
held on Friday, September
29th.
Moving from Milan, TN to
Perry in 1954, Jack was one
of the first men involved in the
start-up of the Proctor &
Gamble plant where he
worked as an Electrician' for
3 eatr. In addition, he Wias
the founder ofM 1& W Electric
SCo, working in Taylor, Leon
and' other North Florida
counties until his retirement.
Jack was known for his
recruitment and training of
several indi\ iduals that began
working for him in their earl\-


years, and who later went on
to become successful:
businessmenbecause of his.
dedication and inspiration.
His greatest love was his wife
of 54 years, Lova Baker Wray.
He was the most loving,
wonderful husband, daddy,'
granddaddy,-great-granddaddy:
and friend to all who knew
him.
Jack joins his daughter,
Melanie Wray Cooper; a
brother, Ewing Palmer Wray;
and his father anid mother,
Ewing P. and Loyce Davis
Wray in their heavenly home.
Those left to carry on his
legacy and joy for life is his
wife, Lova Baker Wray; and
girls, -Dereith Wray Dowers
and Jaki Wray Faircloth; two
sons-in-law he claimed as his
own, Donnie 0. Faircloth and
David T. Cooper; four grand-
children, Gregory Wray
Dowers. Gary Wray Dowers.
Jeremy Tye Cooper and
Elizabeth Cooper; and Luke
Lebron Cooper, his .great,
grandson. He also leaves
many friends and "adopted"
children and will be forever
missed for the love he had for
each of us and for life itself.
Papa Jack. "We'll Always Love
You and Miss You...Until we
meet again."


In Memory of
Lonnie R. GoffSr.
January,26, 1951 October 2, 2005
"Fishing in Heaveni"
Daddy/PawPaw
A year ago today you were: '
Lost in the sea...looking for a home to be.
SThe timer you gave to me may have only been
temporary., but memories of you will be held in our
hearts forever. We love for you love, we long for
your touch, we long for the memories of you,
Daddy/PawPaw.
We hope that you are truly in a place where someday
we will be too. That would take away the pain
and the loss of you.
Love You Always & Forever,
= Lonnie Jr., Khristal & Rachelle



In Loving Memory of

Lonnie Ray Goff Sr. ,
January 26,1951 October 2, 2005

I thought of you today, but that is nothing new;
I thought of you yesterday and the days before that too.
I think of you in silence and often speak your name;
I All I have is memories and your pictures in aframe.
In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still;
In my heart you hold a place no one ever will.
It broke my heart to lose you, you did not go alone;
For part of me went with you the day you were .
called home.
Love eternal,
Your partner and soulmate,
Sherry


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WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? No.19


JESUS WOULD HONOR HIS PARENTS

By Jeff Himmel
The fifth of God's "Ten Commandments" to ancient Israel was,
"Honor your father and your mother" (Exodus 20:12). They were to
"reverence" (literally "fear") their parents, holding them in the highest
esteem and value (Leviticus 19:3). We're mistaken if we think such.
commandments are just for young children. There's something here
for everyone. Let me suggest three ways to honor our fathers and
mothers:
1. Young people, honor them by respecting their authority.
"Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-
pleasing to the Lord" (Colossians 3:20). I know this isg't always easy.
You don't always see the reason for their rules and limits. A three-
year-old may not see the harm in playing in the middle of the street,
and a teenager may not see the harm in going to an unsupervised party.
But mom and dad have a good reason for saying no. I know they seem
hopelessly out of touch with reality at times. But actually, they've seen
a lot more of reality than you have. So they know what they're talking-
about. Listen to them.
Honoring your parents goes beyond abiding by their rules. Many
kids obey their parents but still show contempt for them. They talk
disrespectfully to them and talk disrespectfully about them. God
instructed Israel, "He who curses his father or his mother shall surely
be put to death" (Exodus 21:17). Just as one who reveres God will'.not
speak His name lightly (see Exodus 20:7), one hoe re% eres his parents
will always show respect for them.
2. Adults, honor them by living as they taught you.
The good news about your out-of-touch parents is that they don't
stay that way for long. The older you get,.the smarter they appear. The
-more you take responsibility for your own life, the more you see the
wisdom of their instruction.
The apostle Paul calls the fifth commandment "the first
commandment with a promise: that it may be well with you, and that
you may live long on the earth" (Ephesians 6:2, 3). Our parents'
instruction and discipline equips us to succeed as adults. "A wise son
makes a father glad, but a foolish son is a grief to his mother" (Proverbs
10:1).
Solomon wrote, "My' son, do not forget my teaching, but let your
heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of life,
and peace they will add to you" (Proverbs 3:1-2). Were these words
directed to his son Rehoboam? If so, we should take note. When
Rehoboam became king, he lost most of his kingdom by rejecting the
counsel of his father's advisors (1 Kings 12:1-16). Worse, he turned
away from Solomon's righteous advice, dragging his nation quickly
into spiritual darkness. The price of ignoring our parents' wisdontis
high.
3. Honor them in their later years.
"A gray head is a crown of glory; it is found in the way of
righteousness" (Proverbs 16:31). God teaches respect for the aged,
and that should certainly apply to our own parents. In a culture where
many people cast aside the elderly as useless, this is a much-needed
lesson. Jesus shows that the command to honor our parents has no
time limits.
Some rabbis in Jesus' day had a creative way to avoid helping oine's
aged parents. They taught that a person could take the money he would
have used to help his parents and instead donate it as a gift to God (i.e.,
put it in the temple treasury). By giving the money to a higher cause,
he was freed from his obligation to his parents. But Jesus denounced
this "loophole" as a direct violation of God's law. Here is His verdict:
God said, "Honor your father and mother." But you say, "Whoever
says to his father or mother, 'Whatever I have that would help you has
been given to God,' he is not to honor his father or his mother." And by
this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition
(Matthew 15:4-6).
Jesus practiced what He preached. Even as He was dying, He placed
His own mother in the care of a trusted and beloved disciple (John
19:26-27).
We owe our parents a debt of honor for what they have contributed
to our lives. Paul emphasizes this in his instructions concerning widows:
"But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to
practice piety in regard to their own family, and to make some return
to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God" (1 Timothy
5:4). He adds, "But if anyone does not provide for his own, and
especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith, and is
worse than an unbeliever" (verse 8).
Do your parents know how much you honor them?
This article.is reprinted online at http:/www.bibleweb.com.


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Daddy, I love and miss you!
Sherry


A iox of Memories

I opened up a box yesterday, what a treasure I did find!
Letters and pictures of days we left behind.
I drifted back to then and oh, the thoughts were grand.
For just a moment ayuway Ifelt you were here. I
smile and cry when I think of you. I feel all alone
without you here:.
But, God had other
plans for you. An angel
He did find and now my
box of memories is all
that 's left behind.
Pam, I love you and -
will always
remember you.
Love you,
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Tio Times October 4, 2006

Church of God to hold monthly sing
CANNON HALL Faith." Snacks will be served at 5:30 p.m.


Continued from page 7


Kirklands, "Living By Faith" sing
The Perry First Church of God, located on Highway
221 North, will have its monthly sing on Saturday, Oct.
7, at 7 p.m. featuring The Kirklands and "Living By


Revival Center meetings continue
The Holiness Revival Center Association will hold
its association meeting, Oct. 5-6, at 11 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. Then the annual conference follows on Oct. 7 at
11 a.m. with dinner after morning worship.


Obituaries


Jean Elizabeth McLeod
Jean Elizabeth McLeod, 83, of
Live Oak, died Oct. 2, 2006, in the
Surrey Place Care Center in Live
Oak after a short illness.
Mrs. McLeod was a Suwannee
County native. Born in Hart
County, Ga., she lived in Perry for
more-than 30 years before moving
back:to Live Oak in 1984.
SuTrvivors include: three sons,
John -D. McLeod, Destry McLeod
and Kevin McLeod, all of Live
Oak; o6ne brother, Jack Craft of
Lake-City; nine grandchildren; and
nine great grandchildren.
Sliehwas preceded in death by
heri-u-sband, John Oliver "Jack"
Icleod, and her brother, Joseph
E.Craft.
Graveside services will be held,
today;',Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive
Baptist Church Cemetery with the
Mev. Lewis Gooch, the Rev. John
.Vatkumj and Stanley Cribbs
:officiating.
Daniels Funeral Home in Live
Oak is in charge of arrangements.
Hattie Hamilton King
Hattie Hamilton King, 91, died
Oct 3, 2006.
A native and lifelong resident of
-a,',lar County, Mrs. King was
born .in Cabbage Grove. She
worked as a cook with the Taylor
County School System, retiring
after 19 years. She attended Ash
Street Church of Christ. Her
.husband of 66 years, Richmond V.
T,.nr preceded her in death.
---Survivors include: three sons,
Richmond Donald King of
STallaliassee, Harold Edwin King
and- Mark Lewis King, both of



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Health Start Coalition Executive Director George Hinchliffe, left, presents an award of
recognition to longtime coalition board member Eric Scott in appreciation of "his dedication
and service."



Coalition honors Scott


The Healthy Start Coalition of
Jefferson, Madison and Taylor
Counties, Inc., Board of
Directors recently voted
unanimously to recognize
board member Eric Scott "for,
his dedication and service"
to the coalition.
Scott has served on the board
representing Taylor County since
1996, and was board president
from 2003 to 2005.'
He is the director of the Head
Start Program, for Taylor County
and active in the community.
Scott was presented the award
on behalf of the board by Coalition


Execumtie Director George
Hinchliffe.
"I am \ery humbled by the
ihoughtfulnes of my fellow board
members. I am blessed to be a part
ot hiIch a wonderful and
committed group of diverse
professionals. I have a passion for
the quality lf life for all, especially
those individuals who are resource
.limited," Scott said. '
"We are all proud of Eric's
contributions to improving the
health status, of mothers and their
.babies and we appreciate his
efforts on behalf of the coalition
and his advocacy foi mothers and


children," President Gladys Roann
said.
The Healthy Start' Coalition
of 'Jefferson, Madison and
Taylor Counties is a non-profit
corporation with 501(c)3 status.
The coalition was organized in
1993 in response to Governor
Lawton Chiles' call for
communities to become. more
involved improving maternal and
infant health.
The mission of the coalition is
"Making Positive Changes in
the Lives of Mothers and
Children."


Final sign-up is underway



for land r-covery program


This week marks the official
start of Florida Forest Festival
season here in Taylor County,
kicking off with the 51st annual Jr.
Miss Program Saturday, Oct. 4.
As "festival fever" catches hold
of the community, everyone is
reminded of the following
upcoming events:
--The deadline is fast
approaching for the annual Baby
Photo Contest. Winners will be
announced at the Little King &
Queen Pageant. Saturday, Oct. 14.
Rules and regulations, along with
entry forms, are available at
Photos, Frames & Trophies.
--Commemorative festival t-
shirts are now on sale at the
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce and the Taylor County
Public Library. Sizes range from
small to xx-large and the cost is
$15 per shirt.
--Reserve parking tickets are
also on sale now for just $5 each,
available at the festival
office (located adjacent to the
chamber).
--Plan now to help your favorite
wee forester dress up for the Kids'
Parade & Party in the Park
Saturday, Oct. 21. Line-up begins
downtown culminating with a hot


dog lunch at City Park.
--Registration is underway for
the Florida Forest Festival Country
Kitchen Bake-Off, planned Friday,
Oct. 27. All entries must be
homemade; categories are: pies,
cakes, cookies and bars. Entry
deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Applications at available at the
festival office.
--A limited number of spaces
remain open for the annual arts and


Submitted by JROTC
The Taylor County High School
JROTC recently hosted its annual
"Dining. In" dinner, held at
Chaparral Steak House.
At this event, JROTC takes time
to recognize the accomplishments
of students within the program by
treating them to one night of
formal remembrance and informal


fun and games..
The group toasted the United
States, POWs and also set out an
open chair with single rose in
remembrance.
Last but not least there was the
"grog." I know what you're
thinking, sounds gross? Well, this
year it was 'merely punch with
ingredients that all meant


'ever

craft show, planned festival day
(Saturday, Oct. 28), For more
information, call the festival office
at 584-TREE (8733).
--The annual festival carnival
rolls into town the week of Oct. 24,
opening the same day. The
"Fabulous Festival Fireworks
Show" is also planned that
evening, starting at dark. The
carnival will run through Saturday,
Oct. 28.


Festival assistant Debbie Beaty, left, and Chamber Director
Dawn Taylor sport the latest festival fashion.


something within the. ceremony.
'It is a night we always enjoy, and
we thought we would let the
community in on what exactly the
JROTC is doing these days. For
more information on the upcoming
events in the JROTC, you can
.contact 1SG Eddie Smith or MAJ
Robert West at the high school
(838-2525).


Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson has announced
the final sign-up to 'assist forest
landowners impacted by the 2004
hurricane season.
The department's Division of
Forestry (DOF) will hold its third
and final sign-up for enrollment in
the Forest Land Recovery Program
(FLRP) through Nov. 15. .
Landowners can obtain
application forms from their local,
DOF office at 618 Plantation Road
in Perry. The DOF's foresters will


pro. ide technical assistance to
landowners and will be the local
contact for participating
landowners. For more information,
contact Taylor County Forester
Stan Shepard at 838-2286 or' visit
www.fl-dof.com.
This program, authorized by the
USDA Forest 'Service and,
implemented by the Division of
Forest.ir. is available for forestland
reco% erN practices on a 75-25 cost
share', basis to non-industrial
pri ate forest landowners who'
suffered damage to their timber


Blood drive Oct 10

Keaton Beach Gas & Grill will hold a blood drive Tuesday, Oct. 10. The
Southeastern Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at the station'
from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. Donors will recei% e a SCBC Koozie six-pack/lunch
cooler as a thank you gift, as well as coupons for free food from the Gas
& Grill and the Hot Dog Stand. Anyone who would like to donate may call
578-2708 or stop by the gas & grill for ani appointment.


during the 2004 hurricane
season.
All expenses must have been
related to damage from the 2004
hurricane season and incurred after
Oct. 13 of that year.
Eligible practices include, but
are not limited to: site preparation.
tree planting, debris removal and
other activities related to the
restoration of damaged or lost
forest resources.
Landowners who own at least 10
acres but not more than 10.000
acres of land having a. forest
resource plan will be eligible to
receive funding assistance under
FLRP.
A maximum of $25,00,0 will be
available for each qualifying
landowner over the life of the
program as reimbursement of
incurred expenses for appro' ed
practices.
All approved practices must be
completed by September 2007.


Taylor County High School JROTC hosted its annual formal dinner earlier this month,
serving up a "grog" mixed especially for the occasion.


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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 fourth
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 nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodgep #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 Xll: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-
2404


Airport Advisory Committee: fourth
Tuesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon. and third
Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
, Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs., 9
a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719 South
Jefferson Street.
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse 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
TOesday at 18820 Beach Road, 5:30 p.m.


Tourism Development Council: second
Wed. 5 p.m., at Chamber of Commerce.


Business Network International.(B.N.I):
every Tuesday, 7:30-9 'a.m., 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. I
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.
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 1159 Roberts Aman Road,
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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Madison beat us


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Project mana
:Dear Editor:
Since \e selected Taylor County
:a-as the site for a nee power plant. it
has been our goal to be a good
neighbor to this community.'
: To live up to that commitment,
,we opened a local office, hired
Ijocal staff, began working with the.
'Taylor Technical Institute .to
develop job training programs for
Taylor County residents, began
contributing to, civic causes and"
'began making.grants to local non-
profit organizations. In addition,
even though the four :utility.
partners in the Taylor Energy
2eriter are tax-exempt entities,,
From the beginning we said we
-k.,uld make significant financial
-contributions to the community.
, For the past several months, we

.Hospital is 'C

D)ear Editor:
I want to go on record as one
'vho is proud of our local hospital.
-i is.a first class facility, that
.provides the best of care for its
ppauen.ts ,
During the past year my wife has
'"pent considerablee time on four
:different occasions in our hospital.
V without exception, the entire staff.
:bf dedicated workers, including the


on the field


Madison County's entourage of fans
at Friday night's football game surely
spotlighted the obvious shortcomings
of Perry's Dorsett Stadium. While
few teams bring so many visitors,
Madison always turns out for its
team...and many had no place to sit
in Perry.
A portion of our guest bleachers,
deemed unsafe for occupancy, are
currently unavailable for guests. So
half of Madison's fans crowded into
the safe portion of the guest'
bleachers, while the other half
navigated to the Bulldog bleachers
for a place to sit.
Come on, Perry.
We know, with certain
predictability, when every football
season will begin. We've known that
the bleachers were unsafe. We've
known that the bathrooms should be
ready for an influx of visitors.
Can't we do better?
We're not pointing fingers at the


school board for it--just this week--
took over ownership/management of
Dorsett Stadium. The City of Perry
passed along the stadium without
the maintenance or upkeep that such
an entity requires.
An announcement over the loud
speaker Friday night indicated that
the new; women's bathroom was
unavailable at the stadium, and
women should visit the older men's
bathroom underneath the bleachers.
Come on. Perry.
Dorsett Stadium should be a
community showcase. Each year, it
attracts a number of visitors from
schools throughout our region who
leave with some impression about
our community and its priorities.
Friday night's visitors left with a
football victory... and a moral one,
too; we .even got beat in the
bleachers. If our football team is
going to give its all, shouldn't the city
it represents?


Midweek Muddle


iger speaks on contributions


have worked with local public
officials to establish a. fair \%a. for'
tiS to conlribtile t:' the co'in'nni ll
On Sept. 19,, we were pleased
when the Taylor County Board of
County Commissioners
unanimously approved the terms
.of this community contribution.
The total value of our
contributions will be $179 million
over 40 years.
The contributions will consist of
three major elements: a one-time
contribution to create scholarships
for local job training, a $10 million
contribution to establish an
interest-bearing fund .and an
annual enrichment contribution for
the community. I will explain each
element in more detail.
Once the community


contribution agreement is signed
bN all parties, we will contribute
t1i0.000 for job training
scholarships at Taylor Technical
Institute. Interested Taylor County
residents can apply for these
scholarships' for training related to
the construction, operation and
maintenance of electrical power
plants.
Next, once the -Taylor Energy
Center has received all approvals
required to construct and operate
the Taylor Energy Center, we will
donate $10 million to establish an.
interest-bearing fund. This fund, or
the interest and other earned
income it generates, can be used by
the County to defray any public'
-Please see page 6


credit to our community'


volunteers, could not have been
.nicer, always asking what they
could do to..make our stay more
pleasant. The. food .was good and
above average compared to other
hospitals.
Thanks to those who planned the,
facility in the beginning and to
administration, medical'. staff. and
all workers who co0itribute to its
success. The hospital is a credit to


Tc O Times

Wednesday, October 4, 2006
123 S. Jefferson Street P.O. Box 888
Perry, Florida (850) 584-5513
DONALD D. LINCOLN
Publisher
DEBBIE CARLTON SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Business Manager Managing Editor
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our community and to each of.us
individually, as citizens: of our
county.
Henry Davis

'How long does

a republic last?'
Dear Editor:
You'll notice that a turtle only
makes progress when it sticks out
its neck.
How long does a republic last?
In 1787 Alexander Tyler said "A
democracy is always temporary in
nature; it simply cannot exist as a
. permanent form of government."
The average age of the world's
greatest civilizations from the
beginning of history has been
about 200 years. During those 200
years, these nations always
progressed through the following
sequence.
1. from bondage to spiritual
faith
2. from spiritual faith to great
courage
3. from courage to liberty
4. from liberty to abundance
5. from .abundance to
complacency
6. from complacency to apathy
7. from apathy to dependence
8. from dependence back into
bondage
Professor Joseph Olson of
Hamline University School, of
Law believes the United States is
how somewhere between the
"complacency and apathy" phase.
Are you apathetic? Are you
willing to do nothing? Are you
allowing past injustices to
.".* Please see page 6


I sat on the front porch of a nursing home
last Saturday and longed for Joni.
She would know what to say. She would
know what to do.
Joni and I grew up in this small town in
Alabama and became fast friends as mere
toddlers. We remained friends until we
married and went our separate ways; time
and distance have widened that chasm with
a disturbing ease.
But I remember our years of growing up.
She lived a block or two from, the nursing
home, and visited regularly. Her parents
worked and she was pretty much in charge
of entertaining herself whichc h wasa source
of worry for my mother). Of all the avenues
she could have trod, she took the road
less traveled and ended up at the nursing,
home.
When we would tire of cooking spaghetti
and putting peanut butter on top of it, of
watching t.v. and playing the piano, she'd
say, "Let's go to the nursing home."
"I don't want to go to the nursing home,"
I'd always-say.
"They love it when you come," she said.
"I don't want to go," I said, and .I said it all
the way out the, front door, up the hill,
across the highway and into the nursing
home..
I didn't like the way it looked, the Way it
smelled or all those people in the hallway.
But all of them knew Joni; all of them liked
Joni. .
"He won't remember you n two seconds,"
she said, shaking Mr. Ted's hand.
"This is my friend, Susan," she said. I
shook his hand and wanted to wash mine.
"Who's that?" he then said.
"My friend, Susan," she said.
He nodded.
"Who's that?" he said.
"Now I've told you three times, Mr. Ted,"
she said, jabbing at him. "I'm not telling you
again. ..
She worked her way through the halls,
knocking on doors, dispensing hugs and
sharing smiles. I shadowed her closely
wondering what was wrong with her.
Later, my own grandmother found herself
living at the same nursing home. For 10
years, while my grandmother passed
birthdays 85-95, I visited out of duty. Joni
visited her, too, while home from college on
weekends. Out of goodness.
"Joni, you're mighty good about visiting
people in the nursing home," my mother
always noted. "Are you going to be a nurse?"
She didn't choose nursing (like her mom)
but she chose a social work avenue which
I'm certain she's conquered with skill and
grace.
Saturday, I wished she was with me.
I sat on the front porch of this nursing
home where my mother is currently staying


flew over the cuckoo's
on the front porch

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
"er4phsical..therap.y and rehabilitation. 1y
'niother'doesn't' real] i\ant anybody to see
her there, but she needs to see the trees, the
birds, the flowers and even the passing cars.
She identifies many of them--that is, the
trees, the birds, the flowers, the passing cars
and their drivers.
She has something that many of the
residents have lost: her mind. That makes
the nursing home a peculiar adventure. But
she, like Joni, navigates it well.'
There is an interesting black woman who
sits by thee. door most, days and asks
everyone who passes through the doors,
"Going home?"
When we first came out, she said, "Going
home?",'
I answered the first three times and
Mother said,? "You can quit answering her
now; she won't quit asking."
Terry, sitting behind us, is an amputee
who has his mental faculties and a sweet
spirit. But he drops his glasses with the
same frequency that a baby-in-a-walker
drops his pacifier. I think it is a game.
"You don't have to get them again," Mother
said.
One man has his mind, but not his voice.
He has limited use of one arm. So he laughs
with his feet, and it's the most extraordinary
thing I've ever seen. If you say something
funny-to him, he taps his feet against the
porch tiles in rapid succession.
Another, also on site for rehab, showed
her voiceless friend a man mowing the yard,
across the street. "My husband once bought
me a riding lawn mower and I loved to mow.
I miss being able to mow," she said.
"When I first learned how, I didn't know
how to stop it, and I mowed right into the
briar bushes," she said.
Her friend clapped with his feet.
"I even miss those briar bushes," she
added, and I grieved for her.
I noticed a woman dragging groceries into
the apartment complex across the way and I
recognized her forlorned look of misery, for
I, too, hate going to the grocery store.
"I 1%ish I could drive myself to the grocery
store," the mowing lady said. "I know what
I'd buy/' and she went through a soliloquy of
common foods that brought her joy.
I sat on that porch, as miserable as I ever
was when Joni made me visit. I still don't
know what to say and do. I don't know what
to think or hope for. But I made a pact
never again to complain about mowing or
grocery shopping. Because there are people
who would give their last dollar--their most
prized possession--for the return of health
or personal independence.
And 'the rest of us surely need to
remember that while we're mowing our way
through this world, the same world that
others so deeply miss.
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Inside Yard Sale music, boxes, antique
furniture., crafts, denim skirts/jackets,
Christmas items, glassware, toys, baby
swing, sharp fax machine $40, lots of nice
items. 2199 E, Ellison Rd, Perry Fri. &
Sat. Oct. 6 & 7,
10/4.10/6
Huge. Yard Sale Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, October 4, 5 and 6. Chickens,
SGuineas,.Pigeons, some antiques & misc:
Sellers welcome (no clothing) 18486 U.S.
19 North Lamont, Florida.

"Huge' 3-family Yard Sale Saturday, Oct.
7th a m, until, in Cribbs Tire Parking lot
on Jefferson St. Children's clothes boy &
girl, all sizes, name brands, adult clothing
too, also house wares and small furniture.
'10/4
Yard Sale Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. until.
'Cleaning out sale!" Items for disc
grinders, electric side grinders, assorted
tools,'large heavy alum. cooking pots, few
cast iron. pieces assorted dolls, some,
antique dating back lo 1930's. TY Beanie
Babies (McDonalds Mini's) Collectible
glassware, 'Lily Anne" Leather/Fur, coat
'size 8-10 excellent condition, large metal
..filing cabinet, handmade wooden kitchen
,cabinet/ Duncan FHYFE couch needs
,repair (4) bed comforters Christmas
ltems, numerous other housellCId, items,
arid whatever else we can get out between
nOw and Saturday 475 Mack Cruce Rd.
Out East Green St. Past 1st Baptist
Church about 1 1/4 miles towards San
Pedro Rd. Turn left on to Mack Cruce Rd.
-and continue to end of rd. phone 223-1688.
10/4-10/6

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For Sale 1 generator came off a motor
home' works great $650, used riding
lawnmower w/finish mower attached $800
6x12 trailer old good for trash or yard
debris haul off $250 Call Mark at South
House 584-6021
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Start your own Bingo Parlor 1 Bingo King
Bingo Machine w/lighted backboard, 2
monitors, all complete. Call 850-578,-2504,'
leave message if no answer
9/27-10/20
For Sale Leftover laminate room sizes
only A0 cents a foot, leftover ceramic riles
room sizes only .50 a foot. hardwood left
off jobs .50 cents a foot Call Mark at
South House 584-6021
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Music Lessons Producer/ Guitarist now
available for guitar, siring instruments &
voice students. Recording Studio Now
available Beginners welcome Call Josh
Noland 850-584-5975
10 4-12/29
For Sale Large carry behind cartrucv, grili
- cooks up to 60 quarters at a time $400,
Used gas grill 4 in stock $45 each Call
Mark atSouth House 584-6021
9/15tfSH
For Sale Odd sofa's La-Z-boy, Broyhill,
Ashley. Berine starting at $200 $400
.Loveseats odd $150 each Call Mark at
'South House 584-6021.
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For Sale 1 organ Kimbal nice & ready to
use. great for church or home $350. 1
organ nice and ready to use greai for
.church or home $350, 1 piano Call
. Mae* at South House 584-6021
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-iWANT TO BUY
Old Sports Trophies (before 1975)
Comnic Books (collectibles-any year)
Scrap Gold & Gold Silver Dollars
Pocket Watches Diamonds
Postcards Sports Memorabilia
Taylor County Historical Items
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys


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10/4-10/27
For Rent: Retirees: 2 bed/2 bath house
near Keaton Beach, Very private gated
entry $650/mo including electric, adults
only, no pets. References. Call 850-578-
2356 for appointment,
10/4-10/27
For Rent 2 bed/ 1 bath home in a quiet
neighborhood. Call 584-5154.
10/4-10/13
Downtown Hair Salon for rent. $245 per
month, per room. All utilities include Heat/
Air, Hot water, electric, Call Select Group
Realty 850-584-4401
9/22t SGR
Southern Villas of Perry
Looking For Applicants!
HUD Vouchers accepted. 1 and 2 BR HC
and non-HC accessible apartments. Office
hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call
850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett
Rd, Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing
Opportunity.
8/9tfSV
Newly-remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-584-4401.
6/21tfnSGR
WOODRIDGE APARTMENTS!!
1, 2 and 3 BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments. HUD vouchers considered.
Equal Opportunity. Office hours are 8:00-
.5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call 850-584-5668. 709
W. Church St., Perry, FL'32348. TDD 711.
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3 BR/2 Bath House Roberts Aman Rd. on
2 acres. Central H/AC, all electric. $700
with deposit. No pets. 578-2240.,
9/27-10/6


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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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Pro-Line Boats Hiring welders ani
builders. Benefits include health
dental insurance, paid vacations
holidays, 401 K, and a progressive
scale. Apply directly at 1520. S. Su
Blvd. Homosassa, FL EOE/DFWP
10/4-10/13
Driver- DEDICATED
ACCOUNT OPENING. Tango Tra
Dedicated Services is now hiring
Standard Furniture account. Start
cpm. New Conventionals.
weekends. Family Medical/Dental.
CDL-A w/18 months OTR exp req'
877-826-4605. EOE
9/20
Drivers- Co & Owner Ops
Dedicated Runs
from Perry, FL to Savannah, G.
$1.03+ Surcharge / High Mileag
Excellent Home Time / Medical Coi
Call Chris: 866-730-8725
www.comtraking.com.
Help Wanted experienced in
working needed but will train right
must be dependable and willing to
Call 850-584-3340.
10/4-10/13'
APALACHEE CENTER
A Behavioral Health Care Cente
currently seeking:
ADULT CASE MANAGERS #2156
A Bachelors Degree from an acc
university or college with a ma
counseling, social work, psych
criminal justice, nursing, rehabil
special education, health education
related human services field. (a
human services field is one.in which
course work includes the study of
behavior and development) and
minimum of one year of full ti
equivalent experience working with
experiencing serious mental illness
*bacbelor,'s degree from an acc
university or college and three ye
time or equivalent experience work
adults experiencing serious
illness.
SECRETARY SPECIALIST #2210
High School Diploma or it's equivale
two years of secretarial/office
experience. Typing score of a
35CWPM. Twenty hours per week.
For more information and a co
listing of available positions:
www.apalacheecenter.org,
rlurnar, ies3Rurccs
.- 26 34-. J 1tpl i CirWNe NE -
.; T a~ nna i^-.e f --- ::"-,
Pre-hire Drug screen & FD.E back
check. An Equal Opporturiry,' Aftfi
Action Employer, Drug-Free Workpl
10/4APC


Au:,ina Christian Academy is ci
accepting applications for a bus
position. Must have .(or be willing to
a CDL class B with P
endorsements. Also, must be a p
Christian (ole model, For more info
or to apply, please contact the sc
997-3597.
10/4-10/6ACA


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d boat PROGRAM MANAGER- Manufacturer of
h and ordnance products requires a results-
, paid driven Program Manager. Individual will be
ve pay responsible for coordinating and
ncoast monitoring the scheduling and technical
and operational performance of specific
company manufacturing programs.
Responsibilities also include aiding in the
negotiation of contracts and contractual
nspor the changes and coordinating preparation of
at .40 proposals, plans, specifications, and
at 40 financial conditions (estimates at
Home completion) of contracts. Develops and
401k ensures adherence to master plans and
d. Cal, schedules, develops solutions to program
problems, and directs work of incumbents
assigned to the program from various
departments. Ensures projects are
completed on time and within budget.
Individual will act as company point of
A contact with customertrepresentatives and
average participate(IPT), which is comprised of'
:erage company and customer representatives, .
The position requires a bachelor's degree
in Business or Engineering and at least 3
years of experience in the field or related
wood area. The person filing this position should
person. be. familiar with standard concepts,
work, practices, and procedures within the field
of program/contract management. Position
requires reliance on experience and
judgment to plan and accomplish goals
-r is through a variety of complex tasks. This
position reports directly to.the Director of
Engineering and Programs.
credited Salary commensurate with education and
ajor in experience; competitive benefits and
aor ingy, relocation assistance available. Send
hology, resume with salary history/requirements to
itation, ssleigher@mrrartin-electronics.com
related (attachments in MSWord accepted) or mail
mrelajor to MEI, 10625 Puckett Road, Perry, FL
humajor 32348, Attn:.Human Resources Director, or
human a fax to (850) 584-2012. Only qualified
have a candidates will be contacted for interview.
ime or EOE, AAE, VP.
adults 9/29-10/6ME
ss or a
reds fullted SUPER-LUBE We are currently seeking a
ing with Statioh Manager for our Perry location. A'
mental positive attitude, excellent people skills
Sand prior management experience are
required. ,We .offer competitive
ntn" compensation.' with a profit sharing
enit and program and anr 'excellent benefits
clerical package. Please fax, mail or email your
t least; resume to: Attn. Manager Position Fax:
mplete' '-222-552 or .Mail: 1311 N. Paul
Re sell Rd, Suite B101, Tallahassee, FL
S 32301 Email: mrevell@superlube.com
9/29-:10/6SL
.-1 "3f-; Experiehced co,-nenienc, store manager-
"i"ound needed Call Ware COi at 584-66666 or fax
igmative resume to 584-6339. Ware Oil is an equal
lace opporuniy employer of drug free
..- workplaces.
7/7tfnWO-
Heavy Equipment Mechanic / Welder
urrentlyv Local John Deere Dealership is looking for
driver an experienced technician to diagnose,
) obtain) repair and provide general maintenance for
and S construction, and forestry equipment. Will
eositivpe also be responsible for welding and
osimatiove, fabrication. Must have full range of tools,-
hrmol ation be customer service oriented, and require
hool at little supervision. We offer a drug free work
environment, competitive pay, excellent.
health and dental benefits. 401(k)
S Retirement and Profit Sharing Plan.:'
S.Applications accepted at 3033 Highway 27
: '..East in -Perry or Email resume to:
hrmanager()flintholdings.com .
.9/20-10/6

QUALITY ENGINEER Manufacturer of
o.rdnance pioducls requires a self-
': ., .motivated quaiiiy engineer with ability to
apply statistical- techniques to controlling
and improving manufacturing process.
S'BS. in Engineering required, Six-Sigma'
and/ or Ouality Engineering experience
preferred Familiarity with government
requireTienis and ISO-9000 a plus. This
B* position directly reports to the Quality
i Manager Salary commensurate with
education and experience; competitive
benefits and relocation assistance
available. Send resume with 'salary
history/requirements to ssleigher@martin-
S :'' electronics.com (attachments in MSWord
accepted) or mail to MEI, 1.0625 Puckett
Road, Perry, FL 32348, Attn: Human
Resources Director, or'Fax to (850) 584-
2012. Only qualified candidates will be
contacted for interview. EOE, AAE, VP.
9/29-10/6
TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Road Maintenance Tech $8:04/ hr. +
m '" b r n e fi ii n ;
e Planner S34,777 $39,145 + benefits
Custodian 15 hrs.. per week $6.49/hr,
S Roll-Off Site Attendant- 6.49 hr., Call in
Entire job descriptions and requirements
S can be viewed at www.libioinfo.com or
Thylor Employment Connections, 1702 S.
SJeffersot St. Positions are open until
filled. Taylor County is an EOE/VP:Drug
Testing/ Background Check Employer.
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SRepair & Maintenance Opening for a
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 2
per hour plus vacation and holiday pay.
We have a drug free workplace. Apply at
Ware Oil. & Supply Co. 2715 S. Byron
Butler Parkway Perr, FP132348.
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HELPOUT OOR


2 Full Time C.N.A. Opportunities
Just Open. two full time positions. One 6
a.m. to 2 p.m., one 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
position. Seeking persons with excellent
attendance and performance records. Only
interested in persons who want to provide
care and enjoy their work. Contact Jennifer
Richardson at Lafayette Health Care,.
Center, 512 W. Main Street, Mayo, FL 386-
294-3300.
9/27-10/6LHC

Administrative Assistant II
The Administrative Assistant II assists
Court Administration, Administrative .
Services Department, and the Family
Court Support Unit Manager by providing
assistance with finance related duties and
case management of the Family Court
Support Unit Manager by providing
assistance with finance accredited four
year college or university with a major in
public or judicial administration, the legal
system and civil court procedures. Salary:
$30,320.04 annually. For further
information, visit www.jud3.flcourts.orq
Submit a cover letter, resume, State of
Florida application, and three references
to: .
Jacquetta Bradley, Human Resources
Manager
P.O. Box 1569
Lake City, FL 32056
ADA Compliant/EOE
9/27-10/6TJC

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9/20-10/13
Power Country' 92.1 is expanding their
sales staff if you are an experienced sales
person and woyld like to work in the
broadcast industry, Call 584-9210 to'
schedule an interview. We are looking forI
team players interested in a career, not!
just a job. Power Country is an equal
opportunity employer.
9/27-10/6WNFK

Court Program Specialist II
The Court Program Specialist II assists.,
the Family Division Judges Magictrateu
the Family Court.Manager, ai Tril Court
Administrator by providing :-'Lriar:e ridd
case management t of the family division,.
prose cases. Graduation from ai
accredited four year :.,iie:-e or i-i'.erstcly
'with a major in pubih- or jiud,:i.a
administration, business, L,1ucaih.,r,
social work, or related social-science Is
required. Must have -,oi ei',:iqt of Ire i qai
system and civil court procedures. Salary:
$36, 115.32 annually. For further.
information, visit 'www.jud3.flcourts.org
Submit a cover letter, resume, State of,
Florida application, and three references,
to: ; .
Jacquetta Bradley, Human Resources;
Manager mo
P.O. Box 1569 .-
Lake City, FL 32056 .
ADA Compliant/EOE ;
9/27-10/6TJC .

.Fsin,-Tm'Gm',o~rer. Ma,nitenr,.:.4 WCtl^I'fCHy
;RC: y Conrvenierice Store Call 850-584.
6555.
9/27-10/6.
Help Wanted Badcock Home Furniture .&-
More. Warehouse Delivery person Good
Slicense-must be 21 Apply in person ..
8/16tfBC'


Horse Drawn Wagon with brakes for 2
horse or 1 horse with set of harnesses for 2
horses up to 800 Ibs, rear-loaded with
benches on each since. $1.200 (850) 584-
7781
9/29-10/11
'. .'.' .* 3 Motor Boat (16 ft) with
,iTT'L." ] Fish Finder, trolling motor, 3
seater, 50 hp Johnson motor with only 40
' '',- ., .,-i ri,. :'.)r, a live well, has top,
t. iuilu' :.:.ri '.- $7,000 ($50) 584-7781

4 ,:.':'-,. 60 HP Mercury, good,
condition $4,500. Call 850-584-9084 after
6p.m.
9/27-11/17


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1997 white Dodge, 1500 4x4, 318vE
loaded. $3500 080 850-584-7792.
9/29-10/6
1996 S-10, 4WD, white. Call 850-584-9084
after 6 p.m.
9/27-11/17
For Sale: 1995 Volvo, clean and runs
good. Call 584-8598.
9/27-10/6

2002 Ford Windsor $6300. Call 223-3993.
10/4-10/13
'98' S-10, 5 speed, good condition A/C lots
of extra's tool box, x-M ready, etc. runs
great! $3,000 080 850-510-3847.
10/4BG




NEED CASH?
GOT JUNK? '
GOT JUNK CARS, TRUCK?-,
... I.BUY SCRAP METALS!! '
850-81 .JUJIJIJ' i565 ,. ,
State C.ierli,-d Sc:I .

Free pickup of junk cars/ trucks, farn
equipmeri and abandoned or unwanted
vehicles. Too cash on j.' I:-,'i run, Cal
386.344.3-30
7.14-.11 .i .-

Lo:ol'in'lg to buy a d-' i: '-l ir- rr bab
'ippo hand made in India, last seen in ai
Aniique S,p :on Hwy 27 -.:ulh of, Perry
=.hup 1i n.,w ,cl-ed lea-e .:il 813-677
2212,:,r 3i .482.3 3 ,1
.10/4-10/13 .
Waniired ii-.TiS for Brrii:': ii,' Rari, er Tires
Tires & wheels 235/15"-30.9 5xi15". fron
bumper, receiver hitch, b,:l,. bumper fo
F2i50/ F3 50:hrorre alo .i:l,:l poles 584
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LOST: Jennings Carbon Master bow
arrows and release inside camouflage
-lh :rirne care eLOSIt bel r 21 Gas
a-id i rill ari d W .VV iv ,- F r!. -r.n HHwy., 1
oJCrn eiaset cail J-.urrn,, IJi'., 3 8'50-584-
9 485' or Gler ,, 'ii.Q'5.0 .ty,'.6


5.0 4x4, automatic excellent PRICE REDUCED!
condition very well maintained
excellent interior, cold AC tilt, cruise. 1989 Bronco XLT
power windows & locks, tow package,
new metallic blue paint new 12.50x 15
AT tires on 12" MT aluminum rims j
only 400 miles on these), tinted
windows. 115 000 original miles. May -ll*
be seen on the corner of Wells Drive
and Paul Poppell Road.
MUST SEE!! $4.750 0BO
584-6678, 584-8563 or 1-352-356-0268


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3 yr old horse-greenbroke-gentle. Call 850-
584-9048 after 6 p.m.
9/27-11/17
Free to a good home Black Chow/Lab
puppies 3 mo. old 584-9290
.9/27-9/29

Low Cost Pet Vaccinations!
Saturday. 10/7 from 12 noon 2 pm at
Country Time Feed in Perry. Dog, Cat and
horse vaccination specials. Heart worm
test & Coggins. Heart worm and flea
prevention available, Pick up your flyer
today at Country Time Feed.
10/4-10/6
FREE to a good home 2 mini dashunds
fixed, red/ red brn. male 12 yrs, female 8
yrs. great companion dogs, good with kids.
Call 850-223-3149
10/4-10/6 .
FREE 2 male beige kittens to good home.
Will separate. Please call 584-8731 after
10a.m.
10/4-10/6
Chocolate Lab Puppies. $100 each .6
boys, 2 girls left. Ready for a loving family
October 25th. Daddy is AKC registered.
Mom & Dad both on-site. Call 838-2490 or
352-356-0721
10/4-10/6


J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
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A 2 Z Farm and Lawn Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and complete lawn services.
Tree trimming/. removal, dump truck
services. Call 584-6737.
4/12tfn
S The.Handyman experts LLC, honest work!
Affordable, professional, i ,censej and
insured. Specializing in house painingq
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
S maintenance, pressure -washing (wood and
d concrete) carpet, ih 'li wood floor ,: -ramic
I tile, and repairs. Call 58422Cr Ihorriel or
584-3776 (office). 25 years,. .
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Y STUMP GRINDING
n1 AND
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Free Estimatese!
Call Billy Blue at
838-1307 or 672-0955


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Lawn Care
Licensed and Bonded
SCommercial & Residential.
mowing, weed eating, shrubbery care,
flower beds!
F.pE,ER ESTIMATES! "
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Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: Tuesday, OCt. 17, 2006
Subject of Hearing 1 Use of District
Owned Vehicles
2. Use of On Coill Substitute Teachers
The District School Board of Taylor
County will hold a public heanng on the
above date for approval of said
subject item. This hearing will be held at
the school board meeting. The public is
invited to atTend to express their
opinions/ concerns. The public hearing
will be held or the administrative
complex, school board meeting room,
318 north Clark Street. A copy of this
policy may be obtained from the
Superintendent's Office.
Oscar M. Howard
Superintendent of Schools
9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11

Trustorftrome


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 a, the southwest corner of
section 34, township 3 south, range 7
east, for a point of beginning, thence'
run east 990 'eet 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 & Mandy Brooks
Said property being in the County of y-
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 11 th day of September, 2006.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor, County, Florida
9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4


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.or an t, :tlh er tha my owri enfe':live
S,-pl,-mber 27, 2006..

I, Waddell Foskey Jr., will no longer be /
.responsible for any debts accrued, by,
C.erindol:n Sue Foskey,. orany other
debl: other r Ihar, my.own effective October
4, 2006.
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taco Times October 4,2006

Letters to the Editor


Residents urged to attend public hearing


REPUBLIC
continuedd from page B-2
interfere? The best way to get even
is to forget. Turn the other cheek.
Be that turtle!
Come to the Oct. 5 land change
meeting and show courage.
Stand up for your right to be
heard .
Don't allow apathy to roll into
dependence of the government
making choices for you.
If you believe the plant is going


to be bad/good. Come.
If you believe the jobs will/will
not benefit the county. Come.
If you believe the pollution
will/will not harm you. Come.
If you believe changing the land
use to power plant designation so
other industries of the same quality
can locate here. Come.
Just remember what is decided
today is a lifetime of pollution for.
your children.
Remember the Fenholloway
River! Fight for your


environmental health.
Don't open the door to a second
plant, an ethanol plant, a cement
plant or a nuclear plant. Once the
footprint is established, the county
has lost control.
As Upton Sinclair said: "It is
difficult to get a person to
understand something when his
salary depends upon his not
understanding it."
Wear blue, turtles. See you Oct.
5 at 6 p.m.
Carole Taitt


Contributions 'intended to be flexible'


CONTRIBUTIONS
Continued from page B-2
fiscal impacts attributable to the
Taylor Energy Center. It can also
be used to fund other public needs
n.hat will benefit community
residents. At an assumed interest'
rate .of five percent, the $10 million
principal could generate $500,000
in interest each year.
The third major element is an
annual community enrichment
contribution. Beginning on the
anniversary of the first full year of
construction on the plant, we will
make. an additional contribution
each year to help enrich life in the
community. This enrichment
contribution will amount to $1
million anntially during* the first
four years of construction. When
the 'plant goes into service, the
enrichment contribution will rise
to $3 million, increasing each year
thereafter by 2.5 percent through
the plant's expected 30-year life. If
the Taylor Energy Center remains
in service for more than 30 years,
the enrichment contribution will
continue for up to 10 additional
years, at a fixed amount of $1
million per year.
The $10 million donation and
the .. annual enrichment
contributions will be managed and
distributed locally by the Board of
County Commissioners. These
local leaders understand the needs
and desires of the community an4
will. decide how to allocate this
income to best meet those needs.


This decision-making process will
also allow for flexibility to meet
the changing needs of the
community well into the future.
The contributions are intended
to be flexible to changing needs.
Some potential uses could include:
enhancing infrastructure,
enhancing emergency services,
purchasing new public safety
equipment, creating education
scholarships, building new public
recreation facilities, creating new
educational opportunities for
public school students and


improving roadways and traffic
control devices.
From the start, the Taylor
Energy Center promised to be a
good neighbor, and we have
followed through with a significant
financial commitment in the
community that we are proud to
call home.
We look forward to a long,
mutually beneficial relationship
with our neighbors.
Mike Lawson
Project Manager
Taylor Energy Center


Tribe thanks event supporters


Dear Editor:
At this time the Muskogee
Creek Indian Tribe of Oak Hill
would like to'thank the following
businesses and people for their
donations and support for the pow
wow held this past month:
B ,& C Feed Store, the Taco
Times, Perry Radio WPRY, Perry
TV station, Winn Dixie, Huddle


House, George Gershwin, Wagon
Wheel Convenience Store and
Poppa Jim's Seafood Bar and Grill.
We greatly appreciate their help
and look forward to the next year.
Congratulations to the Fair Store
on winning the raffle for a new
computer.
SThanks again,
The Oak Hill Tribe


Writer pleased with DMH


Dear Editor:
Thank you Ms. Jeannie Harris
for a great letter concerning our
local hospital. I agree 100 percent.
I have not lived here but 13 years,
but we have used both the old and
the new hospital many times and I
have been more than pleased.
I am sorry that so many good


doctors don't seem to be able to
make it here in Perry but when
they relocate-they have a.thriving
practice. What is wrong here?
Maybe if we stopped going to
Tallahassee for things, we could
upgrade any thing lacking from
our beautiful hospital.
Frances Dillashaw


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