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1er 1, 2006 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 45th Year, No. 40


I On TEC land use amendments



Decision tabled after



crowd petitions board


The dozens of people who
showed up for the Taylor County
Planning Board's meeting last
week to show support for, or to
argue against, a pair of proposed
comprehensive plan amendments
for the Taylor Energy Center
(TEC) will have to wait until Oct.
19 for a decision.
On Thursday, the board held a
series of public hearings for five


applications, but after the two
regarding the proposed 800-
megawatt, coal-fired power plant
drew more than four hours of
testimony, board members voted to
delay their decision to allow
themselves time to consider the
testimony as well as many
documents turned over by the
speakers.
At the start of the meeting,


A standing-room-only crowd spilled into the lobby of the
courthouse annex during public hearings before the
planning/zoning board Thursday. The five-hour hearing
ended with the board postponing a decision until Oct. 19..


On railroad bypass


Chairman Ward Ketring stated that
testimony for the two amendments
would be held at the same time
since most people present were
there to speak on both.
The first was an application by
TEC Project Manager Mike
Lawson, as agent for the
Jacksonville Electric Authority, the
Florida Municipal Power Agency,
Reedy Creek Improvement District
and the City of Tallahassee, to add
01,01 new land-use categories:
Eleir:.' Power Generating
Faci.li--1 (EPGF-1) which
accnommodates simple cycle and
nJItiral gas combined-cycle power
plans i i.h less than 50 employees
.ind Electric Power Generating
F.icdila-2 (EPGF-2), which
.1cc'n'ommodates solid fuel power
plant. ol' more than 50 employees.
The second proposed
amendment was an application,
als,,' b% Mike Lawson (but this
t1 me Js agent for Buckeye Florida,
L.P. and Foley Timber and Land
Coimpan), to amend the 'Future
Lind ULc Plan Map changing the
land use category for 2,996 acres
front Agriculture-1 (AG-1) and
AgriLCliure-2 (AG-2) to EPGF-2.
The utilities behind the project
s ined a- letter of intent to purchase
the land in September of last year.,
The hearing began with Lawson
and other TEC representatives
maUing a presentation for both
applications. The group originally
applied for a land use map change
to industrial, but due, to the
larnuage. it was unable to
recognize the 'unique
characteristics" of an electrical
power generating facility and
-overstated the potential impact to
public services and facilities,'
LaJ% son said.
After conmtlsul \itiih North
Central Florida Regional Planning
Council and the state's"Department
of Community Affairs, they
"-* Please see page 2


Jennifer Tedder, center, was named Taylor County's 2006 Florida Forest Festival Jun,ior
Miss Saturday, Oct. 7. Joining her on the honor court are first runner-up Jamie Jacobson,
right, and second runner-up Brooke Granthum.


Tedder wins Fla. Forest



Festival Junior Miss title


High school senior Jennifer
Sharon Tedder, 17, will reign over
the 51st annual Florida Forest
Festival after being named Taylor
County's ,2006 Junior Miss during
ceremonies held Saturday, Oct. 7.
Joining her on the honor court
are Jamie Nicole Jacobson, first
runner-up, and Brooke Michelle
'Girifthum,, second runner-4tp.
1 Tedder is the daughter of John'
and Gay Kallschmidt, and Kent
and Denise Tedder; Jacobson is,the
daughter of James and Mary Ellen
Jacobson, and the late Jenny,
jcaobion: anid. Gr.inrhum is the
daughter of Tommy atid Terrie
Granthum. .
The Jr. Miss program is the first
event in Taylor County's month-
long salute to forestry,, which


culminates festival day, Saturday,
Oct. 28.
In addition to the title, Tedder
also received th6 "Be Your Best
Self" Essay Award and the Fitness
Award (Group B). Jacobson took
home two additional individual
awards,' for talent and self-.
expression. Gr.inthun earned the
scholastic and fitncs's r"r-?',p-"r-
awards.
Laura Van Blaricum. the
daughter of Joe and Dottie Van
Blaricum,- was presented the
"Spirit of Jr.,Miss" award, %\ which is
\oted, on .by the candidates
themselves.
The Conmmunjit' Ser\ ice Award
, ent to Jessica Brock, the daughter
of Joe Brock and Lindy Brock.
Also showcasing their spirit and


talent for, the program were
candidates Shamanda Ridgeka'..
Patricia Davis, Renee Durham,
Ashley Scott, Crystal Moody,
. Jennifer Robinson,; Christian
Wigglesworth .and Kristen
Stephens.
Special entertainment for the"
program included performances
'-frirr Wt5-.Jr t'hss .-lho,0 Bajseii
and .'2005 talent a.ard \Minner and
firstritimer-up Clanna Reaes.
Laura Beard, 2006 Florida Jr.
Miss, served as mistress of
ceremonies and expressed, her
pleasure in returning to Taylor.
County for the honor. She received,
her state title during ceremonies
held here, earlier this year.
,, Please see page 3


City,

Ta lor Energ\ Center TECI
committed $5 mnullion to\\ar
railroad bs' pass that would di
train traffic for its proposed c
fired, po\\er plant aa f
downtown Perrn.
In an unanimous \%ote 13-0i.
Perry Ciil Council accepted
partnership terms offered by T
during a special meeting Thurs
Voting in favor of the plan
Mayor Emily Ketring, Council
Doug Everett and Council:


TEC reach $5 million agree


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Little King & Queen
Pageant contestants
page A-5


Pickin' in the Pines
page B-1


Alphonsi' Do\\dell Councilmen
Don Cook and Shilester Harris
were not in attendance due to
;cheduling conflicts..
In September, fhe council sent a
letter to TEC outlining its, concerns
regarding the projected increase iri
rail traffic through the city and
seeking a monetary commitment
from the center toward funding for
a bypass. .
On Thursday, TEC, Project
Manager Mike Lawson responded:
to. the city's request, in N riding.
stating. "TEC shares your desire to
addressthe impacts of its rail
traffic on the City of Perry and its
residents, and would like. to
establish a partnership to help
protect their safety, economic, well-.
being and quality\ of life.".
The owners of TEC authorized
Lawson to make the following


offer:
1. Commencing. immediately
upon acceptance of this offer, TEC
will commission at its sole expense
engineering andrelated'studies to
identify the routing possibilities,
feasibility and, estimated total costs
of a railroad track bypass around
the east side of Perry. TEC will
make every effort to have. these
studies completed in a timely
fashion to support the City .of
Perry's grant application which is
described in your letter.
'2. If the City of Perry makes a
final decision that it will proceed
with construction of the easterly
bypass railroad track and informs
TEC in writing of that decision no
.later than.the date on which TEC
commences construction of its
electrical power plant, TEC will
contribute $5 million to assist with


the construction of the easterly'
bypass railroad track. ..
"3. If the City of Perry fails to
make a decision, or decides it will
not proceed with construction of
the easterly bypass' railroad track,
by, the 'date on which TEC
commences construction of its
electrical power plant, TEC will
fund, in lieu of the easterly railroad
track, at its sole expense and at a
total cost not'to exceed $5 million:
a.) Modification of the existing
sharp curve of the railroad track in
downtown Perry to reduce road
traffic delays; and
b.) Implementation, in
cooperation with the City of Perry,
of mutually acceptable actions to
mitigate traffic congestion or
delays directly attributable to rail
services required by TEC. Such
actions may result in: 1) At-grade


County hires Brown


Jack Brown accepted the
position of county administrator
for Taylor County Monday.
:The Taylor County Commission,
of which he is currently a member,
held a special meeting Friday to
discuss a contract with Brown
following- 'his negotiations. with
County Attorney Conrad Bishop.
Current County Administrator
Buddy Humphries told
commissioners in July that he
wquld retire at the end of his
contract, which was set to expire
last month. He later accepted an
extension to Dec. 31, or 30 days


after his replacement was hired.
The commission voted 4-0 last
month to choose Brown from the
five applicants interviewed.
According to the contact
approved Friday, Brown will make
$102,000, equal to the highest paid
constitutional officer in the county.
The contract begins Jan. 2, 2007,
and extends for five years.
Commissioners discussed for
almost an hour details of the
contract before Commissioner,
Clay Bethea made a motion to
accept, with Commissioner
Malcolm Page seconding. The


measure passed 3-1 with
Commissioner Pat Patterson
voting against. Brown remained in
the audience for the meeting and
did not sit with the board.
Brown contacted county
officials Monday to advise them he
would accept the position.
He previously served as county
administrator from March 1997
until 2001 when he resigned to
become general manager for RDS
Manufacturing Inc. He is currently
employed as associate director at
the Florida Center for. Reading
SResearch in Tallahassee,


crossing safety improvements
necessitated by increased train
speeds; and/or 2) City of Perry
emergency response system
improvements necessitated' by an
increase in road traffic delays."
The amounts- payable (for the
bypass) 'depend "upon the receipt -
of all permits necessary to
construct and operate the TEC and'
a decision by the owners of the



Clark is



new PP

Interim Perry Police Chief Lct.
Vern Clark. 51. has been named
to that position permanently,
City Manager Bob Brown


Chief Vern Clark


ement


TEC to proceed \ iti:::
construction."
Responding to questions from
individuals in attendance
Thursday, the council noted thf@
,city residents would not be
expected to fund any shortfall fot`.
the bypass if 100 percent of th:
required funding was not secured $
Please see page 3



named



D chief

announced Friday.
Brown said Tuesday that the
whole process began when
former Chief Wayne Putnal
retired, leaving the position
open.
"We advertised the position
through local, state, national and I.
international police chief web
sites," said Brown. "We had an -
initial cut-off for.replies on Sept..
1. We felt that was a good date
for us to move the process
forward.
"As the replies came in, I pre-
screened them to make sure all
the applicants met at least
minimum requirements and to
ensure there were no other
problems," Brown added.
"They were then sent to the
Florida Police Chiefs
"~ Please see page 3









A-2 Taco Times October 11, 2006




Power plant to use Buckeye's wastewater?


DECISION TABLED
continued from page 1


decided to apply for the new land
uSe categories, he added.
:'The TEC representatives then
described how the proposed power
plant met all of the requirements
for the land-use category,
including infrastructure, nearby
ifidustry and environmental
concerns.
- One of the concerns raised since


Candlelight
vigil today at
courthouse
A candlelight vigil and a survivor
.:"speak out" will be held at the
,Taylor County Courthouse today
(Wednesday), beginning at 6 p.m.
This vigil is sponsored by Refuge
House and is held in conjunction
with October being Domestic
Violence Awareness Month.

After-school
celebration
Thursday
Boys & Girls Club of Perry/Taylor
County will celebrate its 1st Annual
Lights on After School Celebration,
on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 2:30 to 6
p.m.
The celebration will be an open
house event featuring club
programs, games and much more.
Everyone is invited to come out
and support the after-school
programs.

Special screening
of 'Kilowatt Ours'
this Thursday
The public is invited to a special
screening of "Kilowatt Ours: A Plan
to Re-Energize America" Thursday,
Oct. 12, at Forest Capital Hall,
starting at 7 p.m.


I


meeting to vote on the
amendments. Planning Board
Attorney John Weed said the board
had 45 days to vote on the
applications.
Wessels then made a motion to
table the vote on the second power
plant amendment until the same
board meeting, at a time to be
determined by the chairman
(Ketring).
According to Griner, that


meeting has been set for Thursday,
Oct. 19, at 6 p.m.
Two other amendment.,
applications--one from the Board
of County Commissioners to add
two new land-use categories bf
"public land use" and "aviation
related commercial" and one for a
small scale amendment to amend
the future land use classification of
10 acres from AG-2 to water
oriented commerce--were passed


by the board, Eacn will also nave
public hearings at the Nov. 6
commission meeting.
A fifth application from Glenn
Senter and Mike Taylor, to change
the future land use classification of
21 acres from agricultural rural
residential (one dwelling per five
acres) to mixed-use urban
development (two to 20 units per
acre), was withdraw prior to
Thursday's meeting.


the power plant was announced has
been how much water will be used
by the plant. According to Jack
Doolittle, CEO of Environmental
Consulting and, Technology, Inc.,
the plant will, ise nine million
gallons per day. He added that TEC
is in talks with Buckeye to use 7.5
million gallons per day of its
wastewater for cooling purposes,
reducing the water needed from
wells to 1.5 million gallons. The
plant will maximize recycling and
will not discharge any water, he
added.
After the presentation, the
hearing was turned over to public
comment. Ketring first asked those
in favor of the amendments to
speak.
In all, 12 people spoke in favor,
including Taylor County
Development Authority Chairman
Jim Bassett, Perry-Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce Chairman
Sandy Manning, Citizens Bank
representative Marvin Brooks and
Taylor County Economic
Developer Rick Breer.
"The site in question is in a
heavy manufacturing region of the
county with Buckeye located
adjacent to it," Bassett said. "A saw
mill, a chipping mill and an asphalt
plant are also nearby."
"Since I've been back home from
college, this community has
been industry .starved," local
businessman Mark Southerland
said.
Following them were 34
speakers against the amendments
and the power plant itself. Many
spoke of the potential
environmental impacts of coal-
fired power plats, while others
dissected the amendment's
language, pointing out alleged
deficiencies in the applications.
"How much time have you spent
studying the issue?" asked local
resident Anna Herrington. "It looks
like some of our public officials
are only doing half their jobs."
The question of whether the
issue should have been put on
November's ballot was also raised.
"Until it's put on the ballot. we will
!- ... LA l


At the Taylor Energy Center, we are working to generate a better quality of life-for people throughout Florida and especially in
Taylor County.
These days, life requires more electrical energy than ever. Florida's growing population and our increasing use of electric equipment
means higher demands for power and a need for multiple fuel sources. Now, Taylor County is part of the solution.
Our proposed new power plant will help diversify our fuel sources-keeping our electric .supply reliable and the economy going strong.
And since coal is plentiful in America, it is a good alternative to foreign fuels, helping to strengthen America's energy independence.
So while we're providing a steady source of power to the state, we're empowering Taylor County with statewide influence and
a number of local advantages, like new jobs and a stronger economy. We're putting our energy in the right place working together
toward a better quality of life.


For more information, call 223-2700, e-mail info@taylorenergycenter.org, or visit www.taylorenergycenter.org.


QTAYLOR

Energy Center


Powering the Economy. Protecting the Environment.


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never truly know the collective
will of the community," Ken
Thompson said.
"We have decided that jobs were
not worth the sacrifice," Madison
County resident Barry ,Parsons
said, referencing a resolution
against the power plant passed by
the Madison County Commission.
"Our county and yours are meant
by nature to be left alone," Parsons
added.
"I'm going to fight this with
every breath of my being," local
resident Gale Dickert said. "I'm not
sure I want to live in a community
that doesn't respect itself enough to
give its citizens a vote. If all you
can think about is jobs and you
can't think about the citizens and
you can't think about the children,
then perhaps you should not be on
that board."
"You are a sandbox for every
other county and every other
industry," Ben Fusaro of
Tallahassee said.
A number of other residents,
local and regional, had letters
stating their opposition to 'the
amendments which were turned
over to the board.
At the end, Lawson responded to
several of the comments, but added
that he would not "respond to a lot
of misdirection and some out-and-
out untruths.
"We're not trying to ask Taylor
County to trade their health and
their environment for jobs," he
added.
Ketring asked for action and
board member Bryan Bethea made
a motion to pass the first
amendment. The measure,
however, died for lack of a second.
Pam Wessels then made a
motion to table the issue until the
board's next meeting, set for Nov.
2, and the measure passed.
Planning Department Director
Danny Griner asked if the meeting
could be sooner so the county
commission could remain on
schedule with its planned Nov. 6
hearings.
Ketring suggested adjourning
the hearings holding a special


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Mayor Ketring extends thanks to TEC, county


A-3 Taco Times October 11,2006


$5 MILLION
Continued from page 1
The council accepted the
commitment from TEC and looks
to move forward with the project.
On Monday, Mayor Ketring


said, "I want to thank Taylor
Energy Center for entering into a
partnership with the city to work
toward an easterly railroad bypass.
Thank you to Commissioner
Malcolm Page who has been very
supportive and instrumental in this


partnership. With the collaborated
efforts of the city, county, TCDA
and Taylor Energy Center, we will
resolve this issue in the best
interest of the citizens of Perry."
Lawson said Tuesday, "We look
forward to partnering with the City


of Perry and providing any
assistance we can to make the rail
bypass around Perry a reality. If
the funding does not come about,
we will be working parallel efforts
to prepare to mitigate rail traffic
impacts on the existing rail."


Clark 'very grateful' for opportunity


CLARK
Continued from page 1
Association, who ranked them by
grade--A, B, C, or D. We then sent
all the applicants who scored an A
or B+ a list of 20 questions and
asked them to submit written
answers, with Friday, Oct. 6, as the
deadline," said Brown.
"Keeping in mind that Lt. Clark
was interim police chief, as I was
going through the answers that he
submitted, it made me realize that
Lit K&Q welcomes
Jr. Miss Saturday
JUNIOR MISS
Continued from page 1
Another program highlight was
a slideshow presentation of. the
candidates "past and present,"
along with personal "thank you"
messages aired on video following
each candidate's talent
performance.
During the presence and
composure segment, candidates
'were escorted on stage by special
loved ones (fathers, brothers, etc.).
Tedder was escorted by her
grandfather, Taylor County Tax
Collector Jack Tedder.
Sharing co-chair honors for the
program were Angie Gibson,
Stacey Cruse and Lauren Haynes.
"We really enjoyed working
with all the girls and, for our first
year as co-chairs, thought that the
.program went really well. We
hope to continue building on this
success next year," Gibson said.
Some $6,150 in scholarships
was awarded to the winners.
Taylor's new Jr. Miss can next
be. seen at the Little King and
- .Queen Pageant Saturday, Oct. 14.


no one would be able to outweigh
his accomplishments during the
past 24 years on the force, and
during his tenure as interim police
chief.
"Feeling that Lt. Clark was the
best man for the job, I offered it to
him Friday and he accepted,"
added Brown.
Clark, born in Belle Glade,
graduated from Leesburg High
School in Lake County. He moved
to Taylor County in 1980, and
began working as a deputy sheriff.
He began his career with PPD in
1982 as a patrolman, and moved
up to patrol sergeant. Clark worked


as a school resource office for four
years, tenuring time at all Perry
schools.
He then went to CID (Criminal
Investigation Division), later
returning to his position as patrol
sergeant. Then-chief Putnal
promoted Clark to lieutenant in
1990.
Clark said the department is
currently five officers short. Three
.additional officers have been hired
but are currently in training.
"We've gone to a 12-hour
rotation which seems to be
working well. We have a great
group of officers who work very


hard and diligently to keep the
residents of this city safe. They
have put their lives in jeopardy
time after time and will continue to
do so because it's their job."
Clark said he would like to see
the department grow, along with
the city. "With a full staff, our
officers can be more involved in
community projects. I look
forward to me and my staff
working closer with the city
manager and council to ensure the
quality of life and safety of the
citizens in this, city improve by
leaps and bounds. I'm very grateful
for this opportunity."


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\ The Taco Times


October 11,2006


Living


New arrival welcomed


Will marry Dawn Elliott on Dec. 2

Gunter proposes atop

Empire State Building
SJames and Maria Blume of Perry announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dawn Elizabeth Elliott, to Daryll
Thomas Gunter, the son of Tommy and Carol Gunter of Perry.
The' bride-elect is the granddaughter of John and Dolores Jenne of
Centre, Ala., Louise Blume and the late James Blume Sr. of Live Oak.
The groom-elect is the grandson of Eustis and Verdie Gunter of Perry,
the Rev. James and Margaret Roberts of Branford, and Velma Spradley of
Perry.
The prospective bride is a graduate of Florida State University with
' Bachelor of Science degrees in general management and human resource
S management, as well as a Master's degree in business administration. She
is employed by the State of Florida, Department of Management Services,
Division of State Purchasing as a purchasing analyst.
- The prospective groom is a graduate of North Florida Community
College and attended Florida State University. He is currently serving his
* second term as chairman of the Taylor County Commission in his sixth
year as commissioner. Additionally, he is assistant secretary of the
Republican Party of Florida. He is a realtor with Grady Moore Real
Estate and a sales associate with AFLAC.
The groom-elect surprised his bride-to-be by proposing on the newly
reopened 102nd floor of the Empire State Building in New York City,
NY., after a day of Broadway plays.
* The couple will be married on Dec. 2, 2006, in the First Presbyterian
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Taylor County's junior royalty
will set sail for a "Tropical
Adventure" during the annual
Florida Forest Festival Little King
and Queen Pageant Saturday, Oct.
14.
Planned for the high school
gymnatorium, the program starts at
6 p.m. Admission is $5, along with
programs featuring the contestants
(which are also $5 each).


WCTV news host Valerie Lacy
has been named mistress of
ceremonies. Special performances
from Taylor Gymnastics,
Cheerleading and Dance are
planned, along with a duet by
Steven Ford and Lacy Douglas.
Cianna Reaves, first runner up
and winner of the talent award
from the 2005 Florida Forest
Festival Jr. Miss program, will


make a special guest appearance.
Other "VIPs" slated to attend
include newly crowned Taylor Jr.
Miss Jennifer Tedder; 2005 Little
King Walker Davis, the son of
Tracy and Janine Davis; and 2005
Little Queen Haley Smith, the
daughter of Pepper and Amber
Smith.
Co-chairing the event are
Tabitha Murphy, Amy Bowden and


Marcy Freeman.
The 2006 Little King and Queen
will be special guests at all
upcoming festival events,
beginning with the Kids' Parade
and Picnic in the Park planned
Saturday, Oct. 21.
The wee royalty, along with
members of their court, will also
be spotlighted during the King
Tree Parade Saturday, Oct. 28.


Contestant #1 ContesItant #2
Ryne G. Linton Kaitlyn McGuffie
Parents: John and Parents: Timothy and
Jennifer Linton Tracey McGuffie


Contestant #3 Contestant #4
Zachary Davis Cassidy Haze Meade
Parents: Ben and Parents: Roy and Leslie
Misty Davis Meade


Contestant #5 Contestant #6
Coby Brannen Alexis Davis
Parents: Oby and Guardians: Carol and!
Wendi Brannen James Davis


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Nicholas Allen Sadler
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McKenzie Lee
Parents: Stephanie and
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Contestant #9 Contestant #10
Matthew : Paityn Marissa Wilson
Jacob Padgett Parents: Kim and
Parent: Stacey Padgett Rob Wilson


Contestant #11
Michael James Padgett
Parents: Jessica and
Jeff Padgett .


Contestant #12
Raegan Alice Murphy
Parents: Ron and
Erin Murphy


Contestant #13 Contestant #14
Marvin. Graham Ill Haleigh Brooke LaValle
Parents: Shavonne and Parents: Ryan arid
Marvin Graham Jr. Marti LaValle


Contestant #15
Wes Williams
Parents: Jamie and
Erin Williams


Contestant #16
Hannah Albritton
Parents: Beth and
Chad Albritton'


Contestant #17 Contestant #18
Gerald K. Sheppard Emily Knudsen
Parents: Rosie and Parents: Scott and
Gerald Sheppard Brandy Knudsen


Contestant #19
David
Jay Reischl
Parent: Lisa Reischl


Contestant #20
Caroline Middleton
Parents: David and,
Tammy Middleton


Contestant #21
Evan Dakota Foskey
Parents: Elisa A. and
Dock Shannon Foskey


Contestant #22
Kasey Parker
Parents: Ken and
Tina Parker


Contestant #23
Noah Lytle
Parents: Rick and
Marie Lytle


Savannah Lundy
Parents: Timothy L.
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A-6 The Taco Times October 11,2006


'Dogs hang tough but fall to E. Gadsden


An inability to stop big plays
on defense and injuries to a pair of
key starters on offense were the
major factors in the Taylor
County Bulldogs' 35-23 loss to
the East Gadsden Jaguars Friday
night in Quincy.
Class 3A East Gadsden (4-2) had
four offensive plays go for 35
yards or more and scored on three
of them to'provide the difference
in,.a 12-point win that sent the
Bulldogs to a 1-5 record on the
season.
Bulldogs' senior QB Marquis
Ellis completed 2 of 5 passes for
33 yards, with both completions
being caught for touchdowns, but
.- played sparingly in the fourth
quarter after fumbling twice and
getting roughed up on a sack.
Ellis had a one-yard TD plunge,
but was running for his life all
night as the Bulldogs' offensive
line was dominated by East
Gadsden. Ellis was sacked six
times to finish with 8 carries for.
.nminus-37 yards.
Junior Greg Sneed caught a 19-
yard TD pass and carried the ball 9
times for 43 yards despite being
tackled for a loss five times for
minus-20 yards after taking over at
quarterback. Chad Ellis also had a
-14-yard TD catch, but it was
sophomore wingback/wide receiver'
Quentin Tucker who emerged as a
big-play threat -- catching two
passes for 30 yards and carrying 9
times f6r 53 yards.,
Sophomore tailback Bryckoski
Jackson carried 13 times for 73
yards despite playing on a sore
ankle and had a key 25-yard run for
a key first down on a fake punt
that set up .a touchdown to pull
the Bulldogs within 22-17 late in
the first half.
The Jaguars' explosive offense
was led by senior tailback Darius
Jackson who carried the ball 14
times for 117 yards and a TD and
caught 6 passes for 76 yards to
avelinge 9.65. yards per touch, not
including a 29.-yard kick return.
Senior East Gadsden QB Micah
Brown completed 10 of 15 passes
for 149 yards and 2 TDs and
carried the ball 11 times for 121
yards and another score.
Jackson had a 52-yard TD run,
while Brown scrambled for a 73-
yard TD and completed a 54-yard
TD pass to go with passes of 36
and 24 yards.
The Jaguars ran for 251 yards
and three touchdowns to go with
149 yards passing and two
touchdowns, finishing with 400
total yards of offense.,
Taylor had 159 yards rushing
and 63 yards through the air to
finish with 222 total yards, but
was hurt by 18 plays for no gain
or a loss, including four fumbles
(two lost) and eight sacks for
minus-59 yards.
East Gadsden looked as if they
were on the way to an early rout
as the Jaguars scored twice in the
first four minutes' of the game,,
including Brown's 73-yard QB
-keeper for a touchdown on the.
third play of the game and a 54-'
yard TD pass one play after Ellis
fumbled a snap and lost the ball
on his own 41-yard line on the
Bulldogs' first offensive series.
STaylor answered back on a big
-91-play scoring drive midway
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14 First Downs 12
47/159 Rushes/Yards 33/251
4/13/1 Comp/Passing/Int. 10/15/0
63 Pass Yards 149
222 Total Offense 400
62 Return Yards 91 ,
3/34.3 Punts/Avg. 2/18.5
4/2 Fumbles/Lost 5/3
6/40 Penalties/Yards 11/85
starting in a hole on their own tackles for loss by Jenkins, Sadler
nine after an illegal procedure ahnd Drew Southerland before
penalty. Freshman tailback Reggie scoring on four-yard TD run set up
King filled in for Jackson and by a leaping 11-yard catch by
picked up some yardage on runs Jacks9n.
up the middle before Sneed took The Jaguars fumbled the snap
an option pitch for a 46-yard gain. but completed a two-point
However the Bulldogs nearly conversion pass to take a 22-10
lost another fumble on the very lead with 7:59 left in the half.
next play when Ellis pitched left The Bulldogs responded again
to Sneed, .who kicked the ball thanks to the hard running of
forward 10 yards and out of Jackson, who had gains of 13 and
bounds. 3 yards before being stuffed twice
A short run by King (six for no gain. Tucker had a seven-
carries, 18 yards) and 10-yard yard run and the Bulldogs benefited
option pitch to Sneed set up a 19- from a pair of penalties against the
yard TD pass from Ellis to Sneed Jaguars before the drive stalled
with 5:26 to play in the first when Ellis took a nine-yard sack'
quarter. on 3rd and 10.
Trailing 14-7 the Bulldog Jackson took a direct snap on a
defense made a stop, thanks to big fake punt and rumbled 25 yards for
tackles by Jake Meacham, Corey a first down to keep the drive
Sadler, Tyler Jenkins and Jarvis alive. King had a pair of runs for
McGrew, and forced the Jaguars to eight yards, Tucker was thrown for
punt. a loss and Meacham dropped a
Tucker ripped East Gadsden for a pass before Ellis made a perfect
26-yard gain, but a 10-yard 14-yard TD pass to Chad Ellis on
holding penalty and 15-yard sack, 3rd and gojl ith 1:23 left in the
pushed the Bulldogs from the half.
Jaguars' 10-yard line all the way Crow le's- kick pulled the
backtothe34. Bulldogs within 22-1" and
Freshman kicker Ty Crowley Tal or's defense a,'.e up a 3(-'ard
lined up for a 51-yard field goal, pass and 15-.yard QB scramble to
but picked up five yards. ona t'o^ 10 litiep for r
penalty against East Gadsden and 4110- ard field Coal on the final pla
then calmly split the uprights of the second quarter
from 46 yards out to pull Taylor Ho-\eier. the snap bounced off
within 14-10 with 1:36 left in,the the holder's head and Ta.lor
first. recovered to keep th deficit at fike
A 34-yard kickoff return, points during the Jaguars.
coupled with big runs by Jackson Homecoming halftum celebration.
and Brown moved the Jaguars The BullJd coftense %ent three-
within scoring position, but East and-oui tr ice to open ithe second'
Gadsderi had to overcome back-to- half and East Gadsden fumbled on
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third quarter.
The second fumble was on a
high punt snap that Taylor
County recovered at the Jaguars'
five-yard line. Running behind
Meacham and Georgie Armstrong,
Jackson moved the ball down to
the one-yard line and Ellis
followed big center Adam Cook in
for a touchdown to give the
Bulldogs a 23-22 lead. Jackson and
the Bulldogs' power backfield of
Meacham and Armstrong was
stuffed on a two-point conversion
run.
The one-point lead was short-
lived, as East Gadsden came right
back to score on a 52.-yard run by
Jackson with 3:03 left in the third
quarter and took a 29-23 lead.
Freshman Dominique Bryant
had a nice 23-yard kickoff return
and Tucker picked up 14 yards on
two carries before Jackson came
on to run for 16 yards on back-to-
back runs up the middle.
However, the drive ended on a
1st and 10 from the Jaguars' 27-
yard line when Ellis fumbled a
handoff to Sneed and the Jaguars
recovered.
Despite some vicious hits by
Meacham and Armstrong, which
sent Brown off the field for
treatment, East Gadsden drove 73
yards in eight plays before scoring
on a two-yard run to make the
final 35-23.
Sneed came on at quarterback for
.the Bulldogs, but was sacked for a
nine-yard loss and Ellis came. back
for one more play only to be
thrown for a 12-yard loss on. 3rd
and 26.
Crowley's 40-yard punt was two
more yards than the Bulldogs
needed just to get a first down. but
Adam Cook and Jost.-ph Proenza
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loss twice before Sneed was picked the Bulldog offense sputtered and
off on a pass in the flat. the game ended with yet another
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Religion


Shiloh Church holds 153rd annual meeting
Visitors are welcome... Holy Church of America, Inc., has also honored Demps by promoting him
Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church will conduct its annual meeting at 10:30 to Presiding Elder over the State of Florida. Special guest on Sunday will
a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15. Lunch will be served following be Bethel Holy Church of Mayo (9 a.m. service) and New Brooklyn M.B.
the morning-services each day. Communion and the washing of feet will Church with Pastor Donald McBride (4 p.m. service).
be observed after lunch on Saturday. Visitors are welcome. The church is M
located on Shiloh Church Road, off U.S. 221 North. Men's Day is Sunday
Men's Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. in New
Fall Festival cometh... Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church, featuring the Rev. Roosevelt Knight
The First United Methodist Church Merry Makers and the United' as guest speaker. The New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will share
Methodist Men will host their annual Fall Festival and Pancake Breakfast leadership of these services, and everyone is invited to attend.
on Saturday, Oct. 14, in Memorial Hall at the church, 302 N. Jefferson St. Please see page 8
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Breakfast opens me festival at / a.m.; cost is $3 ior adults and $1.50u ior
children. Also featured will be the Christmas Corner, Country Kitchen,
and Vintage Table. The festival concludes at 12 noon.
Hungry for chicken & rice?
A chicken and rice dinner on Friday, Oct. 13, will benefit Divine Mercy
Outreach Center; your patronage is encouraged. Dinners will be served
from.i 5-8 p.m. pt the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Parish Hall.
Tickets are $5 for take-out or eat-in.
Congregation 'appreciates' Demps Sunday
-Community friends and well-wishers are invited to gather on Sunday,
Oct. 15, to honor and appreciate Pastor Chester Demps for 18 years of
pastoral service to Christian Tabernacle. The national church, Mt. Sinai


Obituaries
Jennifer Katelynn
Taylor
Jennifer Katelynn Taylor, the
infant: daughter of Richard and
Dawn Taylor, died Oct. 7, 2006, at
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
In addition to her 'parents,
survivors include: maternal
grandmother. Linda Viola of
Perry; paternal grandmother.
Ursula Starghoener of Ft.
Lauderdale; a brother.' Kevin.
Murray Jr,; 'two uncles, Mark--
Viola and Eddie Viola; an aunt,
Nikki Viola; and cousins, Ashley
Viola, Casey Viola and Tara Viola,
all of Perry.
Private services will be: held
Saturday, Oct. 14.
Joe P. Bums Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Ted L. Mickens
Ted L. Mickens, 72, of Tampa,
died Sept. 28, 2006. at his home.
He was a native of Ty Ty, Ga.
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Visitors Welcome
Church Ph: 584-6155 Carl Desmartin: 223-3210


Remembering the Past,
Looking forward to the Future
Perry First Assembly of God celebrates
Homecoming 2006
with music and worship
Sunday, Oct. 15
10:00 a.m.
with the
Thompson
Family &
Bro. Randy
Brummitt
Everyone is welcome
to come & join in theU.
celebration.
Nursery provided.
Lunch will be served after
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In Loving
Memory of
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There Are No Words
There are no words, what can I say,
At last her sweet soul winged it's way to peace and
freedom in the sky. When never again will she
suffer or cry. It's all a part of God's great plan
which remains a mystery to man. We can't
J understand His ways nor can we count our earthly )
days. But who are we to question and doubt.
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In Memory of Robert Johns
Oct. 11, 1964 Dec. 24, 2005


If I knew it would be the last time that
I would see you walk out the door,
I would give you a kiss
and call yiou back for one more.
If I knew it would be the last time
I could spare an extra minitte or two
to stop and saty I love you
instead of assumiilg you would know I do
because tomorrow may never come.


We miss you Kimberly and Brett
Love, Dad and Mom
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Monday, Oct. 16 through Saturday, Oct. 21
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Sunday, Oct. 22- 11 a.m.

Guest Speaker is the Rev. Bill Neece of Sumpner, S.C.

Everyone is Welcome

Perry Firt

Church of God

1915 North US 221 Perry, Fl.


A-7 Taco Times October 11, 2006


WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? No.20

JESUS WOULD WEEP WITH THOSE

By Jeff Himmel WHO 0 WEEP

"Jesus wept" (John 11:35).

It's the shortest verse in Bible, but those two words say a lot. In
their context, they answer a very important question: How does
God feel about my personal grief? Is He cold and disinterested
toward my pain, or is He genuinely concerned? We don't have
to wonder.

Jesus' dear friend Lazarus, in the town of Bethany, died of an
illness. When Jesus arrived at Bethany four days later, Lazarus'
body was in the tomb and his family was still in mourning. And
even though He knew that He would raise Lazarus from the
dead, Jesus mourned with them. The death of His beloved friend
moved the Lord to tears; the villagers said, "See how He loved
him!" (John 11:36). He also wept out of sympathy for the pain
of Mary and Martha, who had now lost their brother. Jesus felt
the heartache of death as deeply as anyone else.

The writer of Hebrews says that in Jesus, "we do not have a
high priest who cannot' sympathize with our weaknesses, but
One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without
sin" (Hebrews 4 15)'. The Son of God has walked in our shoes.
Because he fully partook of the human condition, with all its
emotions and weaknesses, He.has a unique ability to relate to
us. Our. Savior is not some distant, unfeeling entity; He cares
for us (1 Peter 5:7).

The gospels speak of how Jesus was "moved with compassion"
toward human need (cf. Matthew 9:36). "Moved" suggests not
just feeling something, but doing something. His compassion
caused Him to heal the sick (Matthew 14:14), feed the hungry
(Mark 8:1-10),. raise the-dead (Luke,7 11-15), and teach those
who were searching for spiritual guidance (Mark 6:34). When
Divine sympathy saw human need, it took action.

"Rejoice with those-who rejoice, and, weep with those who
weep" (Romans 12:15). "So, as those who have been chosen of
God, holy and beloved, put on a Iheart of compassion"
(Colossians 3:12). Being like Jesus means sharing His sympathy*
for those who are suffering. While these particular passages
emphasize 'sympathy between fellow Christians, God :also
teaches us to have compassion toward all (Gal. 6:10), including
those who might not do the same for us (consider the parable of
the "good Samaritan" in Luke 10). .

If we would be like Jesus, our compassion and sympathy must
take us beyond mere feelings and words; they must move us to
meet the needs we see. James wrote, "If a brother or sister is
without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says
to them, 'Go in peace, be warmed and filled,' and yet you do not
give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?"
(James 2:15-16). Some have suggested that "Go in peace" here
actually expresses a blessing or prayer to God, somewhat like
saying, "I will pray for you" or "God bless you." It's great to
express our concern and offer our prayers for those are suffering,
but warm sentiments and prayers are not enough. Compassion
for others means trying to meet their needs. That's what Jesus
would have done. John wrote, "But whoever has the world's
good, and beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against
him, how does the love of God abide in him? Little children, let
us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth" (1
John 3:17-18).

"Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ"
(Galatians 6:2). Right now you probably know someone who
is suffering. Someone who has lost a loved one to death.
Someone who is battling a long-term illness. Someone whose
family is in crisis. Someone who is struggling with sin. In short,
you know someone with a reason to cry. Cry with them. Express
your compassion by finding a way to help. You may not be able
to remove their load completely, but you can help them carry it.
That's what Jesus would do.
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Obituaries


(Continued from page 7)
Survivors include: his wife,
Hazel Mickens; a son, Theodore
1Mickens of Greenville, S.C.; three
daughters, Demetrea Mickens,
Tammy Brown and Joy Clark, all
of Miami; three sisters, Willie E.
Johnson and Lessie M. Gent, both
6f Perry, and Carolyn Glenn of
Fayetteville, N.C.; 19 step-
efiildren; 10 grandchildren; and
four great grandchildren.
&-'.Funeral services, were held
Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. at New


Brooklyn M.B. Church with the
Rev. D. McBride officiating.
Interment followed at Springhill
Cemetery.
Family members received
friends Monday from 4-8 p.m. at
Evans/Walker Funeral Home,
which was in charge of
arrangements.
Agnes Sue Johnson
Agnes Sue Johnson, 79, died
Oct. 9, 2006, at Doctors' Memorial
Hospital in Perry.
She was bom in Jackson, Tenn.,


Youth Days planned this weekend
ANNUAL MEETING
Continued from page 7
Youth explosion planned Friday
The Taylor County Independent Baptist Fellowship will present a Youth
E\plosion at the First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee on Friday, Oct. 13,
at7 p.m. with Jonathan McNeese as guest speaker. Music will be led by
.Eri Justice. Pizza, games, prizes and preaching are part of the schedule;
transportation can be arranged. Please call Charity Baptist or Faith Baptist
iii4Perry to make arrangements; or First Baptist in Steinhatchee. This
youth-event is for ages 13-19.

Youth Day set at Sweet Home
Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual Youth Day
oncS.unday, Oct. 15,'at 11 a.m. Ashley Scott of New Mt. Zion will be the
gugst speaker.
/Choir rehearsal is planned for Saturday, Oct. 14.




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Documentary Film Shows Consumers How to
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|- Thursday, Oct 12, at 7:00 P.M. at
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U.S. Highway 19 South
:- Perry, Florida
: You are invited to a free screening of Kilowatt Ours. This ac-
claimed film advocates energy conservation and clean, renew-
able power sources available today as an alternative to the high
costs of energy,'and illustrates ways you can,save more than
$600 per year on your energy bills while helping the environment
'-and protecting your. health. Alex Tapia of Kilowatt Ours will lead
the presentation of the film and will then hold a question and
answer session: For more information please visit
www.kilowattours.org or call 850 843 1574 or 856 843 0443

The Florida Kilowatt Ours Tour is sponsored by
The Clean Energy Future Working Group:
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FL 32308; or First Presbyterian
Church Building Fund, 310
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Attendance good at session


and had lived in Perry for many
years.
Survivors include: two sons,
Jerry Johnson and David Johnson,
both of Perry; two brothers,
Nathan Temple of Winthrop
Harbor, Ill., and Billy Temple of
Deer Park, Wash.; a niece, Donita
Gustas of Houston, Texas; and a
cousin, Charles King of Beach
Bluff, Tenn.
Graveside services will be held
Thursday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. at
Pineview Memorial Gardens with
Eddie Blalock officiating.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in
Perry is in charge of arrangements.

Delmar.Lee Archer
Delmar Lee "Jack" Archer, 75,
died Oct. 9, 2006, in Perry.
Mr. Archer was a native of
Cottonwood, Texas, and the son of
the late James Floyd Archer and
Gertrude Cummings Archer. He
served in the United States Navy
during the Korean War, and aboard
the U.S.S. Salisbury Sound, U.S.S.
Valley Forge, U.S.S. Seadragon
and U.S.S. Seadevil until his


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retirement. In 1978, he moved to
Perry from Texas. He attended
First Presbyterian Church and was
a member of the Masonic Lodge,
Marzuq Shrine and the Elks Lodge
in Hawaii.
He retired from the State
Department of Corrections, where
he served as food service director
for 15 years.
Survivors include: his wife of 44
years, Myrna Archer of Perry; two
sons, Robert. Archer of San
Francisco, Calif., and Daniel
Archer of San Mateo, Calif.; two
daughters, Cynthia Keller of Lake
City and Katherine Swearingen of
Thomasville, Ga.; one brother,
Jerry Archer of Laguna Beach; one
sister, Deloris Carlson of Chisolm,
Minn.; eight grandchildren; and a
host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home' with
interment following at Pisgah
Cemetery with military honors.
Family members will receive
friends today, Oct. 11, from 6 until
9 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home,


By B.D. WILLIAMS
The 140th Annual Session of the
First Bethlehem Baptist
Association, Inc., the Rev. James
B. Duval moderator closed out a
spirit-filled session Saturday, Oct.
7, 2006 at Memorial Missionary
Baptist Church, 780 Second Street,
Monticellp, the Rev. J.B. Duval,
pastor. The annual closing
program was rendered by the
youth of the various churches of
the association.
The spirit-filled message of
God's word was delivered by Bro.
Tredelvan Whetsel, a member of
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church. The attendance from
Perry was good throughout the
entire session. The annual address
by president Corine Howell was
delivered Wednesday at 4 p.m. and


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the Meritorious Service Banquet at
6:30 p.m. Thursday. A job well
done.
Funeral services for Ted Mickens
were held Tuesday, Oct. 4, at New
Brooklyn M.B. Church, the Rev.
D.L. McBride officiating. We
extend sympathy to the families.
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The 'Pickin' in the Pines"
bluegrass festival this past
weekend brought bluegrass fans
and performers together for two
music-filled days, all in the name
of helping one of their own.
Earlier this year, performer
Ernie Thacker was injured in a car
crash, leaving him paralyzed and
with mounting medical bills.
To help him, organizers decided
all proceeds from the festival


would go to Thacker and his Swinging Bridge and Bits of Grass.
family. In addition to the music, Local 11-year-old fiddler Anna
various raffle drawings were held Kallschmidt also took the stage.
to help raise funds. Local In an emotional moment, fellow
businesses joined in and many bluegrass performer Ernie Evans
offered gift certificates to the called Thacker while on stage.
cause. .. While Evans held the phone to the
The bands which performed microphone, Thacker thanked all
included: Lonesome River Band,, of the performers involved as well
Randy Khors, Kenny and Amanda as everyone in attendance. The
Smith, Melissa King, Ernie Evans, crowd returned his words with
The Wilson Family Band, thundering cheers.


Thacker said although he was
unable to travel to Perry for the
festival, he hopes to be able to
begin performing again next year.
The festivities were capped off
Saturday night with an "All-Star
Jam," during which performers
from each band filled the stage as
they played together.
Commemorative festival t-shirts
are still available at the chamber of
commerce for $10..


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A guitar to remember
When Jan and Larry Ladd, owners of Angel Musical
Products of Florida, heard of Ernie Thacker's condition
and the Pickin' in the Pines benefit, they decided to help.
They- donated a guitar from their collection for the cause,
but it didn't end there. For the past five week, the Ladds
asked performers at the various festivals they attended to
autograph the guitar until there was nowhere left to sign.
The guitar finished its trip Saturday night, when Bobby
Rice of Albertville, Ala., won the raffle.


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letters to the Editor

Coastal height restrictions raise questions
Dear Editor: that no one is looking at Tavlor water overtheir-head. -----


I am not against property
improvements of beach area. I am
not against development in the
coastal areas.
I do have questions about the
proposed development of 15 and
20 story condo project at Dekle
Beach.
When I was a member of the
County Building and Planning
Board, Sue Curtis and another lady
S f'om Steinhatchee appeared before
the board to request a cap on height
fo. buildings in Steinhatchee. The
pu pose of the request was to make
sure our coastline did not become a
Daytona, Miami, St.. Petersburg,
etcl Panama,City residents can't
seq the water for the new
L buildings.
I: was under the assumption that
thel board granted that request and
had extended it to the entire coast
,of Taylor.County. If so, the Dekle
Beych project would be in
coAtradiction to the height
restriction.
1) Did the board cap building
height on coastal' line? Great
concern for coastal preservation
:.ndil the eco systems flowing into
thd gulf have been under
examination for years. It appears


County coastal line, otherwise a
proposition to dredge long canals
in to the gulf would be under
microscopic investigation.
2) Where are the
environmentalists who explore the
destruction of such ecosystems?
Does anybody care? The purpose
of long canals into, the gulf is to
entice the unsuspecting to
purchase condos in an area where a,
person can walk for miles into the
gulf at low tide and never get the


3) Will the unsuspecting
purchasers of the condos be told of
the sandbars to rupture' their boat
hulls, motors, tillers and such?
Will they'be told of yellow flies,
sand gnats, and the coal plant?
Especially the coal plant which
would spread pollutants into the
gulf and flow south into the newly
dredged canals.
These are just a few questions
that should be answered.
Pat Cook


TCFPA sponsors listed


Dear Editor;
The Tri-County Foster Parent
Association has its meeting every
second Tuesday of the month. In
an attempt to gain interest in our
non-profit organization we had
asked several, local business to.
donate door prizes and the
response was, incredible. Our'
September meeting was a huge
success and, at this time, we would
like to thank the businesses that
offered wonderful door prizes.
Thank you to Cox Electronics,
Radio Shack, Domino's, South
House, Badcock's, Ace Hardware,


,Taco # Times

Wednesday, October 11, 2006
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Perry, Florida (850) 584-5513
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DEBBIE CARLTON SUSAN H. LINCOLN
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Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. >


Aaron's and Perry Movie Theatre.
Because of your generosity we
were able to draw in many more
people than usual. This helps us to
get, our message out to more
people and to help more families in
our communities.
Anyone interested in becoming
a 'foster home, any person or
business interested in donating to
our organizations, anyone who
may need information or if you
know of a family or are a family in
need of help please call the Tri-
County, Foster Parent Association
at 850-584-7224.
Thank you,
Samantha Ingle, TCFPA


Where will


plant get


its water?
Dear Editor:
-I have .worked in many coal
fired electric plants across the
United States. Every plant that I
have seen was near a river, lake or
some kind of body of watef
because they need such a huge
amount of water to operate.
However, the plant that our county
commissioners would like to allow
built in Perry, will have to drill
wells to get their water.
As per their -permit engineer,
they would need a billion (with a
B) gallons of water every month.
By using that much of our water
reserves to such a point that it
could cause a lot of personal wells,
'as well as most city wells, to have
brackish. water seeping into them
causing them to become unfit to
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Mother thanks community;


delivers update on daughter


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day or so a week. Nansi has not
been allowed to return to work yet.
The love and kindness of so many
has helped them survive. For that I
thank everyone. You have also
eased my burden, at the same time.
I know I will leave some out, but I
will attempt to list a few of you. St.
John's Christian Fellowship, (not
once, but twice you came
forward), Perry's First Church of
God and the three groups that sang
last month for taking up a love
offering and for the groups that
donated their pay, Taylor
Correctional Institute 4-12 shift for
holding a dinner and donating the
money, Pat Meyerin, Kitty Stone,
Miss Bell, the Jesus Fund, Miss
Christina Thompson, Diane and
Ken Potter, and the few people that
went to the bank and made a direct
donation without leaving your
name. If I missed you, then I


apologize. For everyone that
stopped me to ask about the girls,
thank you! For all the prayers,
thank you...thank you...thank you!
Without them none of us involved
would have made it this far! I m
proud to live in Perry and grateful
that God led us here to put down
our roots.
The needs continue and I know
that with God's help and the help
of the people in this town they will
make it through this. The bum
fund is still open at Tree Capital
Credit Union. And I' welcome
anyone that wants to contact me to
do so. I am humbled by all this and
I just cannot adequately express
how much it has meant to me.
Simply... thank you, and God bless
'.you.
Debi Porter
For Nansi Fields and
Christina Knowles


Dear Editor:
I am writing this to thank all the
wonderful people from Perry that
have stepped forward to help my
daughter, Nansi Fields, and her
roommate,' Christina Knowles
during this trying time.
They were both burned in a
grease fire on July 22. Both ended
up in Shands for debridement,
care, and surgery with grafting.
Christina's arms were burned and
have since healed quite well. She is
in the final stages, having received
her compression garments to aid in
smoothing the scars. Nansi has had
another setback' since discharge
from the hospital, she had a staph
infection. New antibiotics,
scrubbing .the areas on both legs
from the knees down until they
bleed twice a day, new topical
antibiotic, and' extra dressing
changes have turned around alsd.'
Now she is on the way to healing.
Her legs are returning to a nice
pink color and she is walking some
without the walker! In the next
couple weeks, she will be fitted for
her compression garments
(hopefully). Once again, Medicaid
does not pay for them so she must
find the funds for yet another cost.
Anyone know a place that might
give a discount on them?
Christina has returned to work a


Dear Editor:
On behalf of the Activity
Program for the Taylor Senior
Citizens Center, I am writing my
quarterly thank. you letter in
appreciation of the following
volunteers who have helped me
and the program so much the past
few months.


Olde World Insurance Group.
"'Covenant Hospice, Connie and
NMarlin Smith, The Sheppards,
Frankie Edwards, 'Suezette
'Stephens, James Calhoun,- Linda
.::Ingram and Potter's House
,Ministry, Ken Forest, Jerry
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Midweek Muddle


q*1 Homing Pigeon needs help


By SUSAN H. LINCOLN

If I want a reminder of hotm plain I amh, phone which was singing to us all.
all I have to do is spend time with my She flipped her phone open, exited. thle
friends. room and began talking.
My friends, you see, are among the The fearless leader was spellbound.
most colorful, most interesting people "Was that 'Let's Get It On?'" I asked.
on the planet. I sit in awe as I watch The women on the couch nodded in
them transform themselves and unison, with uplifted brows and visual:;
transform the circumstances in which delight.
they live. "Let's hope it was her husband," said
I don't think I do that so well. one.
I don't change the color of my lipstick; We just stopped the meeting-then anci"
I don't read books that are out of my. there.. After finishing her conversation,
comfort zone; and if, I get a chance to our friend returned to the quiet roomt-
leave my day-to-day routine, I find, and demurely placed her phone back inr
myself returning to the same weekend her purse.
getaway destinations year after year, "Well?" we all said together.
like a homing pigeon. ,"Well what?" she asked, dumbfounded.
I'm just a homing pigeon wearing "Was that 'Let's Get It On?"' I said.
Toasted Almond lipstick. again, sounding more like a parrot than
I was pondering that thought last week" a homing pigeon.
as I looked around at the faces 'of, "Yes," she said almost apologetically.-
friends who had gathered around me.' "I just love that 'song."
One was heading to Vermont to'-. watch.' "Was that your husband?" another
the leaves turn colors. Another had on', asked.
gold, shoes. Still aniother.had lost, weight, "Well, of course.it was my husband,"
and found new jeans. .. she said.
"What is wrong With me?" I had to ask., "Do you heed to leave?" we inquired.
I didn't ask. it .out loud, though, for "No," she said, "I'm fine; I don'tineedto:
although this is a sweet group of people, leave."
they might have told me. "Is that just 'his ring?" I had to know.
First they would have said, "Nothing's "Yes, and he's threatened to call me
wrong with you; you're perfect" because' when I'm meeting with the preacher,
they're nice that way. because he didn't think it. was `a, good..
But then, someone with-an honorable idea when I chose this song as my ring.
agenda, would have said, "But you might 'Don't you know what that means?' he
consider Pink Tigress lipstick, or asked me. -Of course I know what it-
painting those fingernails. Your purse means; I also know I like the way that-
looks like spring and summer; you need song begins.' It's my phone, my ring.".
a new one. Have you had your nails We could hardly talk-about casseroles,
done lately? Quit cleaning your house anymore, so we just resorted to eating--
and hire someone else to do it." another thing we do really well and ir-
These women are not without unison.
opinions; in fact, they probably have When it w\as time to depart, I grabbed"
more opinions than they do shoes. And my phone.to make connections with the
that's a lot. family and see which direction I should-
But instead of asking the question head to accomplish pick-up.
aloud, I pondered it silently as I heard That's when a friend innocently asked,-
about growing children arid growing "What's your ring, Susan?"
debts. I paused before I answered. I was-:
This group never gets too quiet, but humiliated.
the conversation lulled as our- fearless "Ding-a-ling," I said.
leader led us through calendars and And for your various family members?
committees, asking "Does anybody need "Ding'a-ling. ,Ding-a-ling. And ding-a-
meals or help?" I'm always proud of the ling."
Casserole Brigade which springs into I've never' felt more like a homing
action for sickness and grief, pigeon before in my life. A homing
We were deep into compassion and pigeon without any lipstick.
kindness when--out of the blue-- we When I have time, I'm going to have a
heard the resounding chords of the mid-life .crisis, buy myself some gold
Marvin Gaye hit from the 70s, "Let's Get shoes, paint my nails red and change the
It On." husband's ring to Conway Twitty's
A hush fell upon the room as we all "Hellow Darlin'."
stared at Gold Shoes who owned the Then I'm going to Vermont.


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Letters to the Editor "

Bar patron upset 19-year-old designated driver was not allowed in


Dear Editor:
It's a fine Saturday evening and
two of my daughters have flown in
to spend the weekend with me. My
youngest daughter has her
boyfriend drive down from an Air
Force base in South Carolina to
also spend time with us. My oldest
daughter decides to stay home and
get some sleep while my other
daughter along with her boyfriend
discuss our options for activity

Will drawbacks
offset benefits
from coal plant?
WATER
Continued from page B-2
drink:
One reason they want to build in'
Perry is because there is not
enough water in central and
southern Florida to allow them to
build there. It -would be a lot
cheaper if they could build near
Disney World and not have to
build transmission lines that far.
In my opinion, this is another
"benefit" given to the citizens of
Taylor County by our
commissioners when they agreed
to accept $179 millions of dollars
over a period of 40 years, to allow
them to locate and operate in
Perry. I think that it will cost
many, many times the amount of
money they have offered to offset
the drawbacks ihat ii will cause.
Sincerely,
Leo Eaton

Trus you futre t me


here.
After some discussion we
decided that we would like to go
enjoy karaoke at a bar. We have a
perfect designated driver. You see
my daughter is 19 and about .six
months pregnant. Not only is she
too young to legally drink
alcoholic beverages, she won't
even drink soda (caffeine may be
bad for the baby) and since water
doesn't seem to impair judgment
we are good. Or so we thought as
we arrived at our destination and.
entered the crowded bar.
The bartender whom we will call
Suzie Q rightly carded my
daughter. When she produced her
military dependent ID, Suzie Q
. told us that we would'have to leave
because she wasn't 21 and that was
the law. I informed the bartender
that I was her father apd that she
had not and would not be drinking
any alcoholic beverages. I
informed Suzie Q that I had


checked into the law and that my
daughter accompanying me here
was legal.
For all readers interested, this
position is clearly spelled out in
Florida statue 562.48.
Also that she would be acting as
our designated driver this evening
since the rest of us would be
drinking. Suzie Q emphatically
pointed towards the door where a
sign of rules hung indicating no
one under.21 after 8 p.m. OK so
now I have to admit that the
owners of this establishment have
the right to make rules and refuse
service based on those rules even if
more stringent then the legal
guidelines. It is, however, my
understanding that a rule is
designed with a goal to regulate a
particular circumstance in order to
achieve a desirable outcome.
Therefore it is reasonable to expect
rule makers along with their
delegated representatives to


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Soccer Shootout

Where: Perry Elks Lodge, Puckett Rd.
When: October 14, 2006 10:00 am
'Age Groups: ages 7 & under, age 8-9,
age 10-11, age 12-13

All Taylor County children may participate
(ages 0-13).. There will be trophies for all
age groups and the winners will advance


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Tuesday, October 17, 2006
4:30 p.m.
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Letters to the Editor


Majorettes' fish fry a success


Dear Editor:
The Taylor County -Middle
School Majorettes wish to thank
S the following people and sponsors
for their help with the fish fry
fundraiser.
Mrs Amanda Flores, our coach,
for all your help and putting up
with us. Brad Flores and Oscar
Howard for standing in the heat


and frying all the fish.
And a special thanks to all our
sponsors; without you we could
not have made this possible: Wal-
Mart, Revels Seafood, Perry
Optimist Club, Badcock and More,
Cashway Building Products,
Thomas Chevrolet, Timberland
Ford, Young Striping & Sealing,
Goodman's B-B-Q, Johnson &


Johnson, Pepsi Cola, K-Mart,
Winn Dixie, Dollar General,
Buckeye Credit Union, Ironwood
Homes, Cribbs & Sons, Woods &
Water, Hardee's, Buck's Perry
Package, Yarbrough Tire, Wendy's
and 17 Apparel.
Thank you for your continued
support.
TCMS Majorettes


Senior center thanks businesses


SENIORS
Continued from page B-2
Brinkley, Marjorie Eaddy, Pat
Daniels, Frances Zokar, Thelma
Newberry, Juanita Callaway, Ann
Coleman, Milledge Revels, Lucky
Haney, Susan LaFrance, Laura and
Megan Sadler, Nora Sadler, Faye
Bowden, Denver Painter, Vestibule
Health Care, Dr. Shugar's staff,
Christie Lutz and WalkAmerica,
Wilson's Bait and Tackle, Patsy
Greene and Capital Area Red
Cross, Marshall's Rehab, Judge


Terry Lewis-Leon County,
Carmina Ketring, Three Rivers
Legal Services, political
candidates participating in the
Political Forum, Eloise Gardiner,
State Representative Will
Kendrick, Ruth Cuzzort and
Doctors' Memorial Hospital, all
those who donated items to make
our yard sale so successful,
Lanetra Bennett of WCTV
Channel 6 and staff of the station,
Gary WPRY Radio Station,
Power Country, Perry News
Herald and Taco Times, Vicki


Collins, Dollar Krazy, WalMart,
K-Mart, and everyone who
donated Bingo prizes, and a very
special thank you to my volunteer
assistant and chairman of the
volunteers, Bettie Haney, who has
been my right-hand and the best
anyone could ask for.
Last, but certainly not least,
Hattie Smith and Ida Chester--
together we have made a dynamite
team. You all are appreciated so
much and thank you for your help
and dedication.
A. J. Burch


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Snapdragon
Viola
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*Kale
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Hearing Aids
* Expert Fitting
Highest Quality
All Makes & Models
In Perry
Monday to Friday
Dr. Jeffrey D. Russell
Audiologist
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North Florida Medical Centers, Inc.
Lindalee Clayton, DMD
Jodi Bryson, RDH


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Vertical Blinds
Draperies Valances
Swags Toppers
Hundreds of Fabrics to Choose From


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Cash Credit/Debit Cards Checks Food Stamps


U.S.D.A Inspea-ed
Whole Boneless
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U.S.D.A. Inspcted
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$2.79.


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Meat Franks
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Small ads...big deals!!


Huge Yard Sale Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, October 13, and 14. Chickens,
Guineas, Pigeons, some antiques & misc.
Sellers welcome (no clothing) 18486 U.S.
19 North Lamont, Florida.
10/4-10/6
Multi-family Yard Sale Saturday 8 a.m. 2
p.m., Beside Revel Seafood on Hwy. 98W.
10/11-10/13
Moving Sale Saturday 8, a.m. until.
Household items, misc. furniture,
everything must go. 203 Knollwood Dr.
223-1093.
10/11-10/13


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.
9/15tfSH
For Sale One beauty shop hair dryer and
chair combination, and one lift chair, like
new. Please call 584-3107.
10/1,1-10/13
Trailer/ Tilt 5'x8' new $750, Tree stands (2)
Hang-on new in box $30 ea.; Factory key-
less entry.system, Ford Truck new $150;
f250 Grill $50; 4 BF Goodrich tires, low'
miles, 275/65/18 $280.; Trailer frame 14'
$300; (2) Farmmaster gates, galv. 4"x8"
w/hog panel never used $65 ea.; metal
door $25, NASCAR memorabilia $50;
metal building 12'x40' $1800. Call 584-
7003.
-10/11-10/13DG
iarn Vy:our own B~o.: Parlor 1 Brino tinq
Dinggo M .:-,irir, Iljr;iid b ,l:,jourJ "
monitors, all complete. Call.850-578-2504,
leave message if no answer
9/27-10/20
Dining Room Set Black lacquer, wood
table top, six chairs, table & lighted hutch
w/glass shelves $300 takes the set. Also,
glass sliding shower doors and twin size
'head board call for more info:. ,'-..
2940 (Keaton Beach) If no answer leave
message.
10/11
WANTED: Items for Bronco II/ Ranger
Tires/ Tires & wheels 235/ 15"-30x9,
5x15". front bumper, receiver hitch, back
bumper for F250/ F350 chrome, also steel
poles 584-7003,.
10/11-10/13DG' .' ,
Moving Sale 2 bedroom sets, 1 dining set,
buffet/hutch, washer/dryer, couch, curio
cabinet, Entertainment center and more.,
Call Friday or after 223-1093
10/11-10/13
For Sale Leftover 'laminate room, sizes
only .50 cents a foot,/leftover ceramic tiles
room sizes only .50 a foot, hardwood' left
off jobs .50 cents a"foot.- Call Mark at.
South House 584-6021..
9/15tfSH
Music Lessons Producer/ Guitarist now
available for guitar, string instruments &
voice students, Recording Studio Now
available. Beginners welcome. Call Josh
Noland 850-584-5975
10/4-12/29, .
For Sale Large carry behind car/truck grill
cooks up to 60 quarters at a time. $400,
Used gas grill 4' in stock $45 each. Call
lMark at South House 584-6021.
9/15tf8H


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For Sale Odd sofa's La-Z-boy, Broyhill,
Ashley, Berline starting at $200 $400.
Loveseats odd $150 each. Call Mark at
South House 584-6021.
9/15tfSH


For Sale 1 organ Kimbal nice & ready to
use, great for church or home $350, 1
organ nice and ready to use, great for
church or home $350, 1 piano Call
Mark at South House 584-6021,
,9/15tfSH


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
Available immediately! 2 BR/ 2 bath, SW
mobile home, proof of income and
references' a must. No pets $450 month,
$450 security deposit. Phone 850-584-
5832.
Also available 11-1-06, 3 BR/ 2 Bath DW
mobile home, Responsible adults only.
Proof of income and references a must, no
pets, $650 per month. $650 Sec. Deposit.
Phone 850-584-5832.
10/11-10/20
Furnished room utilities included, W/D
$3. )0 plus: ei:unry Call 584-7015 .
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Room for'rent private bath, private
entrance, living room, small fridge and
T.V, Call 584-8045,
10/11tfMC ;
TIDEWATER APARTMENTS
Accepting'applications for 1, 2 and 3 br
HC and Non-HC accessible Office hours
8:30 to 4:30 Mon.- Fri. Phone 850-584-
6842
500 S. WarnerAve
Equal Housing Opportunity
10/4-10/27 .

WOODRIDGE APARTMENTS!!
1, 2 and 3 BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments. HUD vouchers considered.
Equal Opportunity. Office hour-, are 8:00-
5:00 Mon-Thurs. C all 850-,58J.5668. 709
W. Church St., Perry, FL 32348. TDD 711.
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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
8'l0.5S4-8 i TDCTT'' 711.315Puckett
Rd. Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing
Opportunity.
8/9tfSV
Commercial Building For Lease Down.
town building Brand new.- 10 office's
including receptionist area and waiting
area. All internet and .phone equip,
handicap accessible bathroom. Must see,
Call Select Group Realty at 850-584-4401,
7/12tfnSGR

Mobile.Home sites for lease. City water,
PE. Elec. Lipscomb.Circle 584-4516
9/20-11/1


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6/21tfnSGR

Now taking applications for 4 bed/2 bath
house. In towh. Just remodeled. Central
H/AC. Very nice, clean, quiet area. $675
mo + $675 sec. No pets. References
required. Proof of income required. Call
584-6256.
10/6-10/18
Very Nice 2 bed/ 1 bath singlewide.
Central H/AC 3 miles from Keaton Beach
$525 mo + $525 sec. No Pets references
required + proof of income. Call 584-6256.
10/6-10/18

Mobile Home for rent; Beautiful Roberts
Aman Rd., very quite mobile home park,
newly remodeled singlewide, 2 bed/ 2
bath, new appliances, with washer, and
dryer. References required, $650 per month
+ $650 security deposit, call Paul 850-567-
1523.
10/6-10/11




For Sale non-qualifing assumption $45.
fee $3000 down/payments $371 plus $100
lot rent must be moved by 8/1/07 2 bed/2
bth, 16x80 Skyline. Stove, ref., washer,
dryer garden tub, walk-in shower, Really
nice home existing loan through
Vanderbuilt Mortgage Co. will consider
renting at $600 month. 1st, last, sec
deposit. $1800 move in. Prefer tosell. Call
584-9455
10/6-10/18
For Sale By Owner: .65 acre lot, high/dry
and flat on the Suwannee River just, above
Mayo Blue Springs. New 4" well and
septic system. Survey including TOPO.
Ready to build. $150,000 OBO Phone 850-
371-0071.
9/29-10/25
3 bd/1 bath house on 1/3 city block. New
roof, general repairs less than 2 years old,
Rented at $350. Price $27,000. 602 W.
Bacon St. T581 -4673.
9/29-10/25

.. Brck ,OOl.., _iL-.e B, .Owrer, 6515

10/4-10/27

Land for sale, 221 rJ.nri' Bei'.veer, n Shlon
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots' with paved roads. Owner financing
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or
(850) 584-7466.
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3 BR/2 Ba Ranch Home on 2.56 acres at
58& E. Robert's Aman Rd. New laminate
wood and tile flooring throughout, updated
kitchen and appliances. $199,000 Easy to
show! Call 223-1402 or 672-0990.
8/30tfnSP

Commercial Building for sale 13,500 sq.
Old Badcock Furniture Euilding. Call 850-
584-5891. Pete Fortner
7/19tfnBC





Help Wanted -, experienced in wood
working needed but will train right person.
must be dependable and willing to work.
Call 850-584-3340.
10/4-10/13
Pro-Line Boats Hiring welders and boat
builders. Benefits include health and
dental insurance, paid vacations, paid
holidays, 401 K, and a progressive pay-
scale. Apply directly at 1520 S, Suncoast
,Blvd, Homosassa, FL EOE/DFWP
10/4-10/13

Experienced HVAC/R service technicians
with a minimum of 5 yrs experience,
starting wages $14-16/hr. Call 850-584-
3626
8/23tfnAR
Help Wanted Badcock Home Furniture &
More. Warehouse Delivery person. Good
license must be 21. Apply in person.
8/16tfBC
TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Road Maintenance Tech $8.04/ hr, +
benefits
Planner $34,777'- $39,145 + benefits
Roll-Off Site Attendant $6.49 hr./
E'M -.e,: reiary (temporary/part time)
'4,8 44.,hr
Ernir .j.:.b descriptions and requirements
can be viewed at
www.taylorcountygov.com or Taylor
Employment Connections, 1702 S.
Jefferson; St. Positions are open until
filled. Taylor County is an EOE/VP/Drug
Testing/ Background Check Employer.
10/11tfnBCC
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Herbicide applicators, must be 18, Must
like being in woods, must be willing to .
work out of town. Will train. Apply in
person at Randel's Landclearing and
Development 1949 S. Jefferson St. Perry,
,FL 584-3807
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A minimum of a Master's Degree with a
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A Bachelors Degree from an accredited
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10/11-10/13
'2002' Big Bear 400 4-wheeler, mud tires
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10/11-11/3LH
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Boat for sale '2002' 17 1/2' Scout 90, 4
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Call 325-210-1955
10/11-11/3LH
Hunters Special 24 ft. Camper priced to
sell at $800. Call 850-223-2009,
10/11-10/13LK
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a foot, lengths up to 300' long call Lee 584-
2827.
10/6-10/27
Horse Drawn Wagon with brakes for 2
horse or 1 horse with set of harnesses for 2
'horses up to 800 lbs, rear-loaded with
benches on each side. $1,200 (850) 584-
7781
9/29-10/11
1999 Lowe's Motor Boat (16 ft) with
Hummingbird Fish Finder, trolling motor, 3
seater, 50 hp Johnson motor with only 40
hours on the motor, a live well, has top,
beautiful condition. $7,000 (850) 584-7781
9/29-10/11

1994 Stumpnocker, 60 HP Mercury, good
condition $4,500. Call 850-584-9084 after
6 p.m.
9/27-11/17





1996 S-10, 4WD, white. Call 850-584-9084
after 6 p.m.
9/27-11/17

1988 Mustang GT High Output 302, New
tires, positrac dual exhaust Cold A/C,
bucket seats, center console. Priced right
forquick sale $3800 OBO/part trade Bud
Chute 850-843-0127.
10/6-10/18
2000 Ford F150 Lariat, ex. cab, great
shape; leather, A/C, all power, V8,
automatic, bed liner, reese hitch, 84,000
'miles, $9500. Call 584-0950. after 7 p.m.
10/6-10/18
For Sale One owner, 92' Cadillac
Brougham, great shape. Call 584-9303-ask
for Susie Luther. $3000 Firm,
10/6-10/11
1977 Chevrolet Silverado, 4 door, camper,
special crew cab, dual .wheel small block
VS. chrome simulators Price Reduced 10
$1200 OBO/part trade Buo Chule 350-843.


2002 Ford Wrndsor $6300 Call 223 3993
10/4-10/13




:Mini Pincher puppy for sale Pure Breed
w/papers 3 month old female-black and
tan, ears and tail-cropped. Shots and
.wormed; cage and bed. Working to much
and can't spend time with puppy. $500
Call 850-378-2713.
.10/6-10/11
.ChocolateLab' Puppies. Shots & wormed,
.$100 each 4 boys, 1 girl 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

3 yr Old horse-greenbrokaegerntle. Call 850-
584.9048 ather 6 pm .
9/27. 11 17


Responsible couple, looking for a 3 bed/ 2
bath house or mobile home located
outside of city limits. Will be willing to put
a reasonable down payment. If any
information Please call 223-1213 or 672-
0693 ask for Bonnie.
10/6-10/25

NEED CASH?
GOT JUNK?
GOT JUNK CARS, TRUCK?
I BUY SCRAP METALS!!
850-838-JUNK (5865)
State Certified Scales
7/28-1/03

Looking to buy a life sized leather baby
hippo, hand made in India, last seen in an
Antique Shop on Hwy. 27, south of Perry.
Shop is now closed. Please call 813-677-
2212 or 813-482-3531.
10/4-10/13


Palm Trees Done Professionallv! 20 year
experience, stump grinding, tree trimming,
Licensed & Insured. Call John ai 850-672-
0290

Wholesale Transmissions used & rebuilt. I
also buy old transmissions for Cores. 850-
8 3-2904, or 850-584-3193.
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CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050.
Please leave message.
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Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
tfJD
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

The Handyman experts LLC, honest work!
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776 (office). 25 years.
tfJM
STUMP GRINDING
.AND
PRESSURE WASHING.
Free Estimates!!!
Call Billy.Blue at
838-1307 or 672-0955
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Bush Hog Mowing,' Dozer'Work, Rake
Work, Land Clearing, Free Estimates Call
(850) 843-2187. ,
9/29-12/29

Brenda & Teena's Home Cleaning & Lawn
Maintenance Service. Will also consider
taking down old homes,. buildings, and
mobile homes. Phone 850-223-2477 for
quote on your home or lawn.
9/27-10/17



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condition, very well maintained,
'excellent interior, cold A/C, tilt,
cruise, power windows & locks,
tow package, new metallic blue
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;12" MT aluminumrims (only 400
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115,000 original miles. 'May be
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Receptionist, Float, PRN .. ..
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I, GWENDOLYN SUE FOSKEY, will no
,longer be responsible for any debts
accrued by, WADDELL FOSKEY JR., or
any other debts other than my own
effective October 4, 2006.
10/4-10/6
1, Alma Kay Vann, will not be responsible
for any debts other than my own effective
September 27, 2006.
9/27-10/20





Notice of Public Hearing,
Hearing Date: Tuesday, OCt. 17, 2006
Subject of Hearing: 1. Use of District
Owned Vehicles
2. Use of On Call Substitute Teachers
The District School Board of Taylor
County will' hold a public hearing on the
above date for approval of said
subject item. This hearing will be held at
the school'board meeting. The public is
invited to attend to express their
opinions/ concerns. The public hearing
will be held at the administrative
complex, school board meeting room,
318 north Clark Street. A copy of this
policy may be obtained from the
Superintendent's Office.
Oscar M. Howard
Superintendent of Schools
9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11

NOTICE: LIEN SALE
Notice is hereby given to Roberta
McKimmy, unless payment is made on
Unit #35. Contents will be sold on the
16th day of October 2006, at 12:00
noon, at S&S Storage 1.110 1st Ave
Steinhatchee, FL
10/11-10/13
NOTICE: LIEN SALE
rNotice is hereby given to Palmer
Hodges, unless payment is made on
Unit #21. Contents will be sold on the
15th day of October 2006, at 12:00
noon, at S&S Storage 1110 1st Ave
Steinhatchee, FL
10/11-10/13
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Notice is hereby given to Kimberly
Pierce, unless payment is made on Unit
#14. Contents will be sold on the 21st'
day of October 2006, at 12:00 noon, at
S&S Storage 1110 1st Ave Steinhatchee,
FL
10/11-10/13


In the Circuit Court for Taylor .County,
Florida.
Probate Division ,
In RE: Estate of Royce Lester Crouch,
Deceased.
Case N..'2006-685-CP
Notice To Creditors
The administration of the estate of
Royce Lester Crouch, deceased,
whose date of death was July 24, 2006,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Taylor
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which Is Taylor County
Courthouse, Post. Office Box 620, Perry, -
Florida 32348. The :names and
addresses of the personal
representative or.d pi .'.'al
below. .
All creditors of the Ie.:ede- ,r r,.: .- .
persons having, i.."r .., 3err, 3:
against decedent's'estate.on whom a
copy of this notice'Is required to be
'served.must file their claims with this
court: within the later of 3 months after,
the time of the first publication of this
notice or 30 days after the date of the
service of a copy of this notice on
them. -
All'other creditors of the decedent and
other. 'persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their-claims with this court within
3 months after the date of 'the first
publication of this notice.
All'claims not filed within the time periods
set forth in' section 733.702 of the Florida
Probate Code will be forever barred.
Notwithstanding the time periods set
forth above, any claim filed two (2)
years or more -after the decedent's
date of death is barred.
SThe date of first publication of this notice
is Oct. 11, 2006. ,
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John N. Weed ,
Attorney for PersonaIRepresentative
Florida Bar No. 324840
John Weed PA,
605 South Jefferson Street
Perry, Florida 32347, ,
Telephone: (850) 223-1665
Personal Representative:
Bill Cobb
2089 28th Street NW
Winter Haven, Florida 33881
'10/11, 10/18


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Nonce of Public Hearing
Hearing DOTe November 7, 2006
Subject of Hearing: 1 Notification of
parents/ guardians of on emergency
The Districr School Board of Taylor
CounTy will hold a public hearing on The,
above doare for approval of said
subiecT iTem This hearing will be held at
The school board meeting The public is
invited to arTend to express their
opinions/ concerns. The public hearing
will be held ot 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
10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1


INVITATION TO BID
The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is soliciting sealed
proposals for construction of the
Hodges Park Site Improvements.
Qualified firms or individuals desiring to
provide the required products or
services must submit five (5) packages
in a sealed envelope or similar
package marked ISealed Proposal for
Hodges Park Improvementsi to the
Clerk oftCourt, 1st Floor Courthouse, 108
North Jefferson Street, Suite 102, Perry,
Florida 32347 or P.O. Box 620, Perry,
Florida 32348, to arrive no later than 4:00
P.M., local time, on Tuesday, November
28, 2006. All Proposals MUST have the
respondent's name and railing address
clearly shown on the outside of the
envelope or package when submitted.
Proposals will be opened and
respondents announced at 6:20 P.M.
local time, or as soon thereafter, as
practical, ontTuesday, November 28,
2006, in the Taylor County Administrative
Complex, 201 East Green Street, Perry,
Florida 32347.
RFP information MUST be obtained from
the Clerk of Court, 1st. Floor Courthouse,
108 North Jefferson Street, Suite 102,
Perry, Florida 32347,' (850) 838-3506, for a
$50.00 non-refundable fee.
The County reserves the right, in its sole
and absolute discretion, to reject any or .
all Proposals, to cancel or withdraw this
solicitation at any time and waive any
irregularities in the RFP process. The
County reserves the right to award dny
contract to the/ respondent which it
deems to offer.the best overall service;
therefore, the County is not bound to
award any contracts) based on the
lowest quoted price. The County, In its
sole and absolute discretion, also
reserves the right to waive any minor
defects in the process and to accept
the proposal 'deemed to be in the
Countyis best interest. The County, in its
sole and absolute discretion, also
reserves the right to assign a local
business preference in an amount of
five (5) percent of the proposal price
pursuant to Taylor County ordinance No.
2003-12. No faxed Proposals will be
accepted.
Additional Information may be obtained
from:
Engineering Department
201 East Green Street
Perry, FL 32347
(850) 838-3500
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, Taylor County, Florida'
10/11, 10/18 .


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BAR
Continued from page B-3
karaoke, pest control, on numerous
occasions assisting with
maintaining of order, security
during closings, and when I lived
nearby even offering my sofa to
she occasional intoxicated off-duty
bartenders. Plus I know that on
numerous occasions this rule had
heen..overruled for much less. So I
felt-justified while asking the
unyielding bartender to call the
owner. She reluctantly ,agreed.
Still the owner failed to see the
common sense in having a 19-
year-old non-drinking designated
driver-legally remaining there with
her father and so SuzieQ made us
leave.
I Think that I am a reasonable
mand I fully understand the real
fears behind underage drinking.
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drivers should be encouraged
rons that were in the bar that have even encouraged designated But isn't it also true that if we made
ning and it is my best guess drivers by offering free non- 21 the legal age to obtain a drivers
, beside my daughter, there was alcoholic refreshments to them license then teen deaths due to auto
y one other person in that encouraging them to stay in order accidents would also decline? And
wded bar that wasn't drinking, to transport drinking patrons safely so we will continue to make rules
h better than 20 vehicles in the home. and debate more rules. But it is
king lot, all indications are that There are a lot of conflicting common sense--not the rules--that
only safe and legal patrons positions on the topic of what the will safeguard us. And while we
ing away from there at closing drinking age should be. I for one are discussing rules, I just made a
e that evening would have been have a problem telling a young rule of my own. It reads as
and that one other person. I person whom reaches 18, joins the follows.
w that the bar rule is designed military where they are deemed JJ Rule Number I--We will only
discourage underage drinking, responsible enough to take up arms spend our hard earned money in
let's not be misled here. We and sit in a multi-million dollar those establishments which respect
e responsible good patrons. piece of equipment paid for with and appreciate our patronage by
[y daughter never took a drink our taxes to kill or be killed. applying rules sparingly and
evening, she never attempted Yet isn't deemed responsible whenever those rules conflict with
onceal her age and in addition enough to have a beer. I know teen common sense, then common
spending some time with her deaths due to drunk driving sense rules.


father was acting as a good
example by being our designated
driver. Sober designated drivers
have been promoted by many
government agencies, MADD, and
other responsible establishments


declined when the age went to 21.


J.J. Messick


Dixie Music Center
15th Anniversary Extravaganza
Saturday, Oct. 14

HUESOEIES*AL
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Live performances by:
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Rock Bluff Band Crosstyz
Rick Gordon Band
Rick Randlett Band
and the world debut of
Polka Dotti & The Polka Dots
Sound provided by Total Production Services


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Enjoy Tender & Tasy Barbeque by P.J. Hope & Crew -
Store opens at 9:00 -- Music starts at 9:30
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Happy Birthday
Mama
Dannie
Oct.11, 2006
You are the wind
I beneath our
wings.
Love you always,
SHerb, Jalan, T.J. and the
Clayton Family


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