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Title: Taco times
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Place of Publication: Perry Fla
Creation Date: October 25, 2006
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Table of Contents
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    Section A: Main: Living
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    Section A: Main continued
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    Section A: Main: Sports
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    Section A: Main: Religion
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    Section A: Main continued
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    Section B: Community
        page B 1
    Section B: Editorial
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    Section B continued
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        page B 4
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    Section B: Classifieds
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    Section B continued
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    Section A: 51st Annual Forests for Us
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    Section B: 51st Annual Forests for Us
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    Section C: 51st Annual Forests for Us
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orida Forestry Week' proclaimed


Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida
Cabinet have declared Oct. 23
through Oct. 28 as "Florida
Forestry Week" in conjunction
with the 51st annual Florida Forest
Festival. .
A delegation of local and state
officials representing the festival
as well as the Florida Division of
Forestry, the U.S. Forest Service
and the forestry industry, traveled
to Tallahassee last week to attend
the Cabinet meeting.
The resolution sponsored by
Commissioner of Agriculture
Charles Bronson reads:
' "Whereas, Florida's forests and
forest-related industries are vital
for today's good living and
tomorrow's needs; and
"Whereas, Florida's over 16
million acres of forest lands are a
large income producer, adding
nearly $16 billion to the economy
each year and providing for the
livelilhoods of more than'130,000


Floridians; and
"Whereas, forest landowners
and other citizens have worked


diligently to protect and develop
Florida's forest resources through
reforestation, fire prevention,


prescribed burning, erosion control
and sound harvesting practices;
and


"Whereas, the conservation
programs of Florida's forest
industry are exemplary and serve


- . ,..- .- -,
A delegation of local and state forestry officials traveled to Tallahassee last week to attend the Cabinet meeting and receive a
resolution declaring Oct. 23 through Oct. 28 as "Florida Forestry Week."'


as wise forest management aids in
the conservation and protection of
soil, water, flora and wildlife; and
"Whereas, forest landowners
provide millions of acres' of
woodlands for outdoor recreation,
providing a 'Green Belt of Life' for
all Floridians; and
"Whereas, in recognition, of our
state's forest lands, Florida's
forestry community annually
sponsors a public celebration of
sustainable forestry known as the
Florda Forest Festival, which
cul inates on the fourth Saturday
of October at Forest Capital State
Parld in Perry."
The resolution urges "all Florida
citizens and visitors to participate
in Florida Forest Festival activities
and give due recognition to the
forestry community for its
contribution to the prosperity and
environmental well-being of our
*-* Please see page 8


Serving
Taylor County
Since 1961


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Midweek
Edition
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Illinois man seriously


| injured in motorcycle


crash here Saturday


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It was an emotional scene ori.Hwy. 98 Saturday afternoon as Doctors' Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services
personnel treated Rodney Eugene Beasley, 45, of Deer.Creek, Ill. Beasley was ejected from his motorcycle after it struck a
truck which had stopped to turn. -


Taylor County was the site for two separate motorcycle crashes over the
weekend. one of which caused a man to be lifeflighted to Tallahassee '
Shortly after noon, Saturday. Mark Da\ id Webb, 45. of Deer Creek. Ill..
was driving his motorcycle west on Hwy. 98. along with three other bikes.
A truck. driven by Rodney Eugene Beasley. 29. had stopped.on the
highway, waiting for traffic to clear so he could turn onto Susan Street.
Webb's bike, which was puling a small trailer, \%ent into a skid before
striking the rear of the truck. The motorcycle then bounced off of the truck
approximately 180 degrees from the area of impact, according to a report
filed with Perry. Police Department.
During. the crash,. Webb \\as ejected from his bike .ind knocked
unconscious. Doctors' Memorial Hospital Eim!'Fency Medical Sern ices
arrived on the scene, with paramedics Michael Raines and Robbie
English, along vith EMTs Carl McAfee and Jennifer, McNutt, dispatched
to treat the \ ictim.
Webb %\as transferred to DMH. Shortnl afterward. he was flown by
DMH Airledic One to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital., where he was said
to be in "serious" condition.
Florida Highway Patrol Trp. Brian Lundy said, "although Webb did
have a helmet. he was not %wearing it at the time of the crash."
The next afternoon, a Steinhatchee man. William F. Glass III, 65, was
riding a motorcycle on State Road 51 near Hwy. 19 atTennille), when a
deer attempted to cross the road in front of him. The cycle hit the deer,
Please see page 2,


Land develop


The Taylor County Commission
approved four land development
code amendments last week.
eliminating an exemption for large
land parcels, changing the
requirements for flag lots, cleaning
up the language for the county's
sign ordinance and allow ing power
lines and railways in zones other
than industrial.
A series of public hearings was
held during the commission's
regular meeting Tuesday. Oct. 17.
These were second hearings held


.by thee commission. as required by
T1hw .The commission first heard
public comment at its Sept. 19
meeting. Although the first series
of hearings drew public comment
concerning the proposed
amendments, no one from the
public commented Tuesday.
'The first -proposed amendment
altered an existing exception in the'
code which allows parcels 15 acres
or greater to be divided on existing
pri',ate roads and easements. The
new(. language %would require an)


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parcel 15 acos-br greater, but less
than 40. to hale at least 60 feet of
existing "count\ maintained
road\\ a."
The Taylor Count\ Planning
Board, which held heanngs of its
o\wn Sept. 7. voted 5-2 in fa\or of
recommending the commission
deny the change.
Several people spoke on the
Sept. 19 against the amendment,
man\ of whom were concerned
about ho%\ the amendment would'
affect fanulies splitting land


iges have broad impact


amongst themselves. It was the
opinion of Danny Griner with the
county's building and planning
department that language in the
comprehensive plan protected such
land splits and superseded the land
de\ elopment codes.
.The commission passed the
amendment with a 4-1 vote, with
Commissioner Pat Patterson
voting against.
The second amendment changed
the language and requirements for
flag lots, which are lots that are


placed behind other lots which connecting the roadway to the back
abut a roadway with a sliver of lots. as well as the dimensions of
land connecting the back lot to the the lots.
roadway, making a private road. The planning. board voted
The new languages changes the ,* -Please see page 3
required width of the land


Survey says: how to spend $$$ downtown


Residents ha\e until Friday.
Nov. 4, to return surveys giving
input on how the city should spend
re% italization dollars in the
downtown district.
The sur-eys have been mailed
to all property owners within the
42-square block district, which is
bordered bY Wilcox. Ellis. Center
and Faulkner streets. .


"This is a great wa\ that
residents can ha'e a direct say inr
ho.'w their money is being spent and
I encourage e'er one to complete
their surveys, and return them to
City Hall," City Manager Bob
Brow n said.
Residents were asked to rank the'
following proposed projects in
order of importance:


--Free wireless high-speed
Internet access for all businesses,
residents and visitors withirl the
entire district.' .
--Victorian-style .streetlights,
similar to those in the. downtown
-area of Jefferson Street. These
would only be available on
selected ':side streets in the
immediate downtown area.


--"Gateways ,to Historic
Downtown" possibilities include
large fountains flanking Jefferson ,
Street near. Ellis' Street, 'and
a., Victorian-style multi-faced
pedestal clocks) on Jefferson near
Wilcox Street.
--13 additional benches
', Please see page 2


For General Election


Early voting.now underway


\Two local county commission
offices will be decided in
the upcoming Nov. 7 General
Election.
Early voting is currently
underway at the Super\ isor of
Elections Office (located on the
second floor of the Taylor
County Courthouse).
Early voting continues through
Nov. 4 (office closed Oct. 29),
8.a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.


-.Rpublican candidate Richard
Schwab will face Democrat
Rtiddiph Parker for the county
commission District 4 seat,
while Republican Louis "Sonny"
Parker Jr. will face Democrat
Mark Wiggins for the county
commission District 2 seat.
Gubernatorial candidates
Charlie Christ i.D) and Jimi Dayis
(R) go head-to-head for the top
state office.


Rounding our the Cabinet races,
Republican Bill McCollum will
face Walter "Skip" Campbell for
the office' of .attorney general;
Republican Tom Lee meets
Democrat Alex' Sink for office of
chief financial officer; and
Republican. Charles Bronson will
go against- Democrat Eric
Copeland for -commissioner of
agriculture. .
Eight proposed constitutional


amendments will also be on the
ballot, addressing a range of issues
including an increased homestead
tax exemption and eminent domain
restrictions.
The last item to appear on the
ballot will be the proposed
re-authorization of a tax exemption
referendum that allows the county
commission to grant property
tax exemptions to new (and/or
expanding) businesses.


Inside today
, Before the' forests take center stage fbr this weekend's
5tst annual Florida Forest Festival, check out all the
dignitarlqs, entertainers arid' royalty in today's special
section,








A-2 Taco Times October 25, 2006


Larson on the 'fast track' in racing


By CHARLES SADLER
Staff writer
Second graders received a real
treat Tuesday, when a "for real"
race car and driver arrived at the
Perry Primary School campus, and
students got "up close and
personal" with the two.
Justin Lee Larson, 18, the driver,
is on the fast track, literally, to
becoming a big time race car
driver.
At the young age of just eight
years old, Larson lit up the kart
tracks of central and south Florida.
In 1997, Larson began racing on
the national level in the World
Karting Association (WKA).-
A few short years later, in 1999,
Larson would find himself in the


winners circle enough times to
grab his first national
championship in WKA.
During the same year, Larson
also took home championship
trophies from the State of Florida
as well as the Grand National
Winners circle. Larson's racing
career continued to exceed normal
expectations and before his
departure from
WKA, he would claim seven
national championships, 11 state
championships, 10 grand national
championships and 29 Fast Time
awards.
In addition, Larson received
numerous accolades and
invitations from famed racing
schools like Skip Barber's, where


he was honored with a scholarship
and a "Sweet 16" invitation.
Larson was also a finalist in the
All American Driver Challenge.
Adding to Larson's many other
accomplishments, he was also a
finalist in the East Coast Red Bull
Driver Search.
In 2005, Larson moved from
karts to stock cars where he
continued to demonstrate "great'
talent, ability and dedication."
In the Florida Mini Stock series,
Larson raced to a 6th place finish
in points and the Rookie of the
Year Title.
Today, Larson's racing talent is
shining in the Goodyear Challenge
Late Model series, where his
passion for the sport is "evident


Young race fans. crowded around Justin Larson's #88 racer,eager for a glimpse inside a "for
real" race car. The driver visited Perry. Primary Tuesday. '


through his hard work,
determination and dedication."
Through business ties, Perry
native Brian Faircloth found out
about Larson and his abilities
behind the wheel, and became a
sponsor of Larson and his car
through Suwannee River Mulch.
Faircloth told Doug Everett of
Ware Oil about Larson and now
that company also sponsors him,
along with Dec Pillow and Woods
and Water.
Everett, who has a son in. the
second grade, Daniel, came up
with the idea of Larson visiting the
second grade students at PPS. and
the driver agreed.
Tuesday, the entire second grade
was allowed to go outside, one
classroom at a lime, to see the car
and driver in person. Afterward;.
Larson spoke in assembly\ to the
students. w here he underscored the
importance of being good and
doing good. Some of the high
points he reached included:
"Being a race car driver is -a lot
of fun and takes a lot of \ er. hard
work and it's what I Iloe to do." he
said to the student;.
"And guess w hat[ In order to he
a'successful race car driver. you
have to do some ver. important
things. Stay in school and make
good grades...Don't use or
experiment with drugs or
alcohol...Be nice and respectful to
your family, especially mom and
dad. Your family and friends %\ill
be your best fans and supporters
and \\ill always stand behind you
when you are hating good days
and when you are ha\ ing bad da s.
and believe me, driving a race car
has its tough times.
"Do exactly what your teachers
ask to do. You ha\e to listen to
your teachers and coaches to learn
what you need to know to do the
best you can.
"Even if being a race car driver
is not what \ou %kant to do and you


already have another dream, you
should follow it and work very
hard to make it happen," he added.
In 2007, Larson will race in the
FASCAR Goodyear Challenge
Series. The goal of the race team is
for Larson to race, in 2008, in
either, ARCA or ASA super" late


model series or the NASCAR
Busch East Series," said
Faircloth.
"Those, are stepping stones
which scouts and recruiters from
the Nextel Series recruit from to
ultimately race in the Nextel Cup
Series," he added.


Downtown projects


tuSt be prioritized


SURVEY
Continued from page 1
and se\ en additional garbage
receptacles in immediate
do% nntourn area.
--A variety of small fountains
sprinkled throughout the central
business district ,
"All of these projects have merit,
but funds are limited so e must
prioritize," Brown said.


Surveys may be returned to .City
Hall for tabulation.
For additional information,
please contact Brown at 584-7161.


MOTORCYCLE CRASH
Continued from page 1
ejecting Glass.
The motorcycle overturned,
with the driver landing on the
west side of the road. The


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"deceased deer" came to final
rest on the east shoulder.
DMNIH EMNIS Paramedic Jaime
Sites and EMT Tim Noles
treated Glass at the scene of the
crash before transporting him to
DMH.


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2006 Florida

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Deer killed in crash


517 Annual

Classic Car Show
Florida Forest Festival

October 28, 20061 7
Forest Capital Hall. Perry, Florida
Registration 8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
SJudging 1:30 p.m. -- Awards Presentation 4:00 p.m.
1st and 2nd-Plaae Winners Awarded for All Classes -- Dash Plaques for First 1,00 Entries






Gaslight Parade- Friday, Oct. 27,7:15 p.m. Name I
One of the highlights of the festival is the Gasigi Parade Addr
through Perry on Friday-evening Folks line the streets toAddress
I get other firs view of your fabulous. cars' City State I
Cars ill leave fromihe square at 7.15 p m., drive through Phone
town around the counhouse and proceed out of town on Zip Phone
1 Jefferson St Club Affiliation
r I would like to participate In the Gaslight Parade
at no additional charge. ,T Entry Information
51st Annual King Tree Parade Class Year
We invite you lo participate in the Annual King Tree Parade Make Model
on Saturday morning Parade lineup is 9 00 a.m With the Body Style
parade beginning at 10 a m. You will have plenty of time Body Style
to gel to the festival grounds to register lif needed) before Entry Fee: $ -
* : I would liiketo participate in the King Tree Parade Registration Fees Per Vehicles dayofshow)


MOTORVATION.
proudly sponsors the Florida Forest Festival Classic Car Show
Visit Motorvations at our Perry location at
806 Industrial Park Drive 850-838-1168


For more information contact: Florida Forest Festival, P.O. Box 1062, Perry, FL 32348
Tyson Hill, EventChair
Festival Office (850) 584-TREE, Fax (850) 584-8732


(850) 223-3006


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115 W. Green St.


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A-3 Taco Times October 25, 2006


Bush: 'This is my last



Florida Forestry Week'


FLORIDA FORESTRY WEEK
Continued from page 1
state and its citizens."
"This is my last Florida Forestry
Week," Bush said, adding
congratulations to the delegation
and well-wishes to the festival.
The delegation included: Florida
Division of Forestry (DOF)
Assistant Director Jim Karels,
2006 Forest Ranger of the Year
Billy Wright, festival board


member and DOF Perry District
Manager John Fish, and Carl
Petrick with the U.S. Forest
Service.
Representing the festival were
Chairman Mark Viola and Jr. Miss
Jennifer Tedder, as well as Jr. Miss
co-chairs, Angela Gipson, Stacey
Cruse and Lauren Haynes.
The forest industry was
represented by Florida Forestry
Association (FFA) Executive Vice
President Jeff Doran and member


Alan Shelby, forest festival board
member and Buckeye, Florida
representative Dan Simmons,
Travis McCoy of Foley Timber
and Land Co., and Clark Smith
with the Florida Pulp and Paper
Association.
Also attending were City of
Perry Mayor Emily Ketring,
County Commission _Chairman
Daryll Gunter and Steve Larson
representing Senator Nancy
Argenziano.


Haunted House tours Friday.


Rea 4 for a fri hte ni

goo4 +Te F4ay night?


Perry's Downtown Partnership,
in conjunction with the Florida
Forest Festival's Great Bed Race,
will host a Halloween bonanza
Friday, Oct. 27.
The "frightening" good time
begins following the bed race
with a Halloween Costume
Contest.,
"Costumes should be made from
recycled materials and prizes will


be awarded in different
categories," said Partnership
representative Sharron Dorman.
"We will also have a pumpkin
carving contest and downtown
businesses will be giving out
candy from 6 to 8 p.m. to children
in costumes .(ages 12 and
under)."'
' Oiler activities will include a
free ha3 ride, starting at the corner


of Washington and'Green streets,
and a Haunted House in the Perry
Greystone.
"Happy Haunting Tours" for
children ages 10 and under will be
heldfrom 7-8 p.m. Admission is
$5.
The "Most Frightening Tour of
Your Life,". for children ages 11
and up, will be held from 8:30-10
p.m. Admission is $6.


Sign restrictions put in place


LAND CHANGES
Continued from page 11
-unanimously to deny the
amendments. The commission's
first public .hearing on the
amendment also drew concern
from the public about families.
The amendment was passed with
la. 4-1 vote, with Patterson. again.
Svtoting against. .
Both amendments, were drawn
from discussions the commission
held earlier this year during-
workshops on development and
land uses. .
The third amendment made
changes to the county's sign
ordinance, cleaning up the
language and removing
inconsistencies in the code, as well
as restricting off-site 'signs (not


located at tie business advertised)
to 32 square feet and one siLn per
parcel Small signs are allowed on
the un-mowed portion of county
right-of-ways provided the sign
has relevance to the adjoining
property (such as a for sale sign).
The planning board and the
commission approved the
amendment u.iuIimo1sl .
The last amendment let e'dtrie
laneuaLe in the codes, renmo'.inr,
restrictions on power lines and
railha\s outside of the industrial
zoning categoryn. Sc\'ral people
spoke jt the commission's
September hearing against the
amendment. quesnoning its ties to
the Ta lor Eneroe Center (TEC,.
A la,%'.er represenIing TEC
spoke for the amendment, stating
that the state. not the county,


controls the locations, of railways
so the amendment brings the
county's code ini' line with the
state-.
. The planning '' board
recommended passing the
ordinance unanimously and the
commission approved with a 5-0
vote.


Daily

specialty


Mon.-Thurs.
Friday
Saturday
Sunday


11:00 am 9:30 pm
11:00 am-10:20 pm.
3:00 pm 10:30 pm
11:00 am- 9:00 pm


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SPeci~a,


Food distribution to be held Friday
Fooddistribution will be held at Jerkins Communiis Center Frida\. Oct.
27, beginningit 9 a.m rUSDA foods and brortn ba-s ol tood' v.il be given
away; Please call 584-18076 for more information.


Dear Voters of District 4:
Thanks for the opportunity to
proceed to the general election
to represent District 4 on the
Board of County Commissioners.
If elected, I will do my best to be
a commissioner you can be
proud. of.


Your comments and concerns
will always be received in a
respectful and courteous manner.
I further pledge to foster a
cooperative and trusting relationship with the people and
agencies that we depend updon for help in order to maximize
desired results for our county.,
I feel that my previous. and present participation in
community affairs will be an asset if I am allowed to serve.
2 terhns on the county school board
s Taylor County Development Authority
Suwannee River Resource Conservation &
'Development Council
Taylor County Soil & Water Board
North Florida' Livestock Show & Sale Board of Directors
Taylor County Farm Bureau Board of Directors
Work with 4-H'Club Steer Program
Thanks again for.your kindness shown to me.
Your vote and support f6r me on November 7
will be much appreciated.

Vote for Rudolph



PARKER
For County Commissioner, District 4

"A Voice For All
Paid political.advertisement, paid for by Taylor County Democratic Party,
approved by Rudolph Parker; Democrat, for County Commissioner, District 4.


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A-4 Taco Times October 25, 2006


Wallace, Owens plan


vows November 18th
Shriei \\illjce of Pert, announce tihe eng gecmlnci[ :t her dJughter.
Jackie. to .lercmn-, (hi.cn,. the on of Bill, jnd Donna O-'. ens ol Carrabelle.
Th: bride i. jalo the daughter "of the late limes \Wallace
A No, IS. 120i. ..'eddirn is planned at 4 p n in the Carrabelle
Chrinanri Center
Formal miit.raton vill be ik r ued. hut .all friend' and relaui.e of the
couple are in' lted to attend.


KrisLina Nicole Holmes, Mvlatthew Wayne Brown

'Holmes, Brown to wed in

February 24th ceremony
Daryl and Teresa Holmes of Perry announce the, engagement of their
daughter. Kristina Nicole,' to Matthew Wayne Brown, the son of Mike
Broi n. Gar\ .nd Ginny Poppel, all of Perry. ..
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Taylor County HyhII School and
Earned an Associates of Art degree from North Florida Community
College. She is currently employed with Premier Medical Clinic. She is
the granddaughter of Jimmrn-6 and Nancy Mincy; J.H."and Gloria Holmes.
The prospective groom ,is a 1995 graduate of TaIlor County High
i, School. employed with Nestle Waters. His grandparents are W.D. and Ava
Lee Poppell. Jimmie Lee Ferns, and the late Bill and Totie Brol n.
| A Feb. 24, 2007, %eddinL is planned at 5.3l. p.m. in the First
IPresbytefian Church. All friends and relatives of the couple are cordially
! invited to attend. .


Jackie Wallace, Jeremy Owens


Clark, Peacock engaged
Don and Glenna Gamble of Luraville announcer the
engagement of their daughter, Megan Nichole Clark, to Lewis.
Bidwell Peacock, the son of Dave and Cinda Peacock of Perry.
The couple will be married Nov.25, 2006, at 6 p.m. .in
Oakland Baptist Church.


Lee Family plans reunion in Lamont on November 11
All descendantsof John Lee and Saturday. No%. 11. at Lamont E\erNone is muted to bring a the\ \would like to share. The:
Amanda Coker Lee are reminnded NMethodist Church. beginning at covered dish. as \\ell as an\ old reunion %%as re-scheduled from iLs .
of the annual reunion planned noon. famil. photographs and stories original date of No%. 4.


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Mark was born and raised in Taylor Co.
He's the ,on or Don and Martha Wiggins
and the grandson of the late Joe and
Sarah Yarbrough Married to Lori Cannon
Wiggiins & Faiher oI 8 month old Denton
He's a qraduale or Taylor County High
School & Webber College with an A.S. in
Financ'?e B.S in Businrie.- Admin.
He is a member ol FirsI Baptilt Church,
Past President and Memter ol me Taylor
County Chamber of Con-mmerce, Past
President and Member of the Perry
Opirmisi Club, Member ol the Taylor
Couniv Development Authority, Board
Member oi FL Junior Miss Sicholarship
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GOALS AS TAYLOR COUNTY COMMLSSO~,E
/Create a better Working relationship between county government and
/Support youlh programs and the continued development of the lpo ts
/Make the county government more proaolive, .
/To entice new businesses to move to Taylor County.
/To help existing businesses retain and employ.mordpeople.
/To increase the infrastrucure(ie; police, fire protedion, roads) In the. "

Don't Forget to Vote on
November 7, 2006 General Election
REMEMBER, YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
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A-5 Taco Times October 25, 2006


With California theme


Red Hatters begin fall fundraiser


By CHERYL GREGORY
Perry's original chapter of the
Red Hat Society, the Roseheads,
has already begun a fall fundraiser
for the 2007 Relay For Life.
In keeping with the theme of
Relay Around America, the team
will represent California. We are
"Raisin' money for a cure," as in
the California Raisins from some
years ago.


Our team's fall fundraiser will
have three very nice prizes which
people can win. A hooded
aluminum grill, made and donated
by Michael Gregory of Gregory's
Quality Products, is our 1st prize.
Our 2nd prize has been donated by
Tonya Holton, owner of
Reflections Salon and is a set of
silk wraps--the latest in manicures.
For our third prize, our own


Patricia Lindsey is making, and
donating a Christmas afghan. All
Rosehead members and Relay
team members want to thank those
people and businesses for their
generous donations of these fine
prizes and for their support of
Relay For Life.
Tickets are available now from
Rosehead members as well as our
Relay team members. Just $1


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y, Dec. 2. This is during the
own lighting ceremony. Since
person's address and phone
er will be on the ticket, you do
ve to be present to win.
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iers for pins that express both
Hat and California. The Red
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announced its honor students for
the first six-weeks grading period.
Taylor County students on the list
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K-3 All S+
Aidan Cribbs.
K-4 All S+
Ansley English, Grant
Merschman and Benilamin
\\urgler.
K-5 All S+
Evan Courine Kaleb Po:'ppell.
Maggie Mall. Cole Tuten and


Cody Whiddon.
First grade, All "A's"
Walker Davis, Jessica Giddens,
Hayley Jones, Nour Khodr, Jenna
Merschman, Abigail Ratliff,
Brandon Slaughter, Tedo Wilcox
and Daniel Wurgler.
All "A's and B's"
Lanzy Cribbs
Second grade All "'s"
Cali Butken. Sieplunirc Eiigli-h
and Kate \\ hidden
All "A's and B's"
Meagan Beat%. Den., Bi-ho0p.


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I am Richard Schwab and I grew
up here in Perry. I met my wife,
Jennifer Lee here when. we were
kids in high school. Our children are
Julie Ann-age 14, Caroline-age 11
and Cole age 9. We love Perry and
cannot imagine living anywhere
else. I am the son of Rodney
Schwab & Linda Schwab. My wife
is the daughter of K~nheth &
Marilyn Lee of Perry.
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Swant to ,see county government
continue to become more accountable
and accessibleto the people of Taylor
County. .1 propose the County
Commission make an effort(to become
more user friendly and ,customer
service oriented in meeting the needs,
6f the residents of thecounty. Propose
La. accountability standards be
implemented to demonstrate exactly
what function county government
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: for me past '14" years,- I nave s ` vve. rv es. measure r 9 T5Io ee siervces
been a part of the leadershipof my and their efficiency should occur
family's business, M.A. Rigbhi, Inc. annually. I pledge to make every effort
Being in the forestry industry, I am to cut taxes and to ensure our tax
.a Certified Master Logger and ,, dollars are spent wisely. Florida has
Member of the Florida Forestry 4had -one of the fastest growing
Association. Since 199.4 have .economies in the country,,Taylor
been a School Advisory Committee County needs to share in that success.;
Chairman for Perry Primary School and Taylor County Elementary School. I I want Taylor County to develop a top-notch medical system. Ourlocal
truly enjoy serving as a deacon, Sunday School leader, Men's Ministry hospital is a great treasure and our local medical providers serve Taylor County
Chairman, and guest speaker at First Baptist Church. well. The County Commission should make sure the political and financial
I want Taylor County to grow in a responsible manner and see more environment is situated to provide even more opportunities for growth in the
opportunities for our young people to get good jobs and be able to raise a health care sector. Our citizens deserve nothing less.
family here in Perry. The County Commission should seize the opportunity to My campaign slogan is to serve with wisdom and integrity. That is my promise
attract new businesses, which will bring good jobs with benefits like retirement to the people of Taylor County. I will serve with honesty and do my very best
and health insurance. It is our dream that our kids can find meaningful work for you. The most important goaltof my life is to honor Go0 with my family,
here in Perry and not be forced to search elsewhere for good jobs. We want my work and my service to others, Working together, we can make Perry
ourtfuture grandchildren nearby. and Taylor County even better.


Vote Tuesday, Sept. 7th


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Sports


A-6 The Taco Times October 25, 2006


NFC scores 35 in 1st half to shutout 'Dogs


North Florida Christian (NFC)
handed the Taylor County
Bulldogs their worst loss of the
season Friday night at Dorsett
Stadium, exploding for 35 first-
half points and cruising to a 35-0
shut-out victory.
The injury-riddled Bulldogs were
held scoreless for the first time
this season and lost their fourth
straight game, dropping to 1-7
overall on the season.
The Class A Eagles (6-2) had
only two offensive possessions in
the second half, due in part to a
running clock mandated by a 35-
point "mercy rule" and used their
comfortable lead to play second-
string players on their 32-man
roster.
Taylor County's already thin
offensive and defensive lines were
- further depleted by injuries to Will
Hall and Cody Davis, as well as
Carl Padgett, who was transported
to the hospital following the game
as a precaution due to. a possible
concussion. Second-leading wide
receiver Chad Ellis also sat out
with a shoulder injury, as did
freshman halfback Dominique
Bryant.
NFC scored on all of their first
five possessions, including four
* straight touchdowns on offense
-. followed by a 62-yard punt return
for a touchdown.
Conversely the Bulldogs
managed just three first downs in
the first half and crossed midfield
just twice. Taylor's best chance at
scoring in the first half came when
QB Marquis Ellis completed a 68-
yard pass to Greg Sneed, who was
dragged do',n at the 10-Nard line
with 2:32 remaining in the half
However, Ellis fumbled the
snap under center on the very next
play and the Eagles recovered to
set up a-frantic last-minute'drive
'in an attempt to extend their lead
to 42-0.,. The drive ended at the
Bulldogs' 35 when L.J. Blount'
Intercepted an Eagle pass with


seconds remaining in the half and
returned it to NFC's 45. A 15-yard
late hit penalty and offsides
penalty on the Eagles allowed the
Bulldogs to set up for a 35-yard
field goal attempt, but Ty
Crowley's kick was blocked to
keep the score 35-0.
Former FSU QB and first-year
NFC Head Coach Casey Weldon's
prolific passing attack was led by
All-State QB Chris Walley who
shredded the Bulldogs' defense for
296 yards and three touchdowns.
Walley completed 10 straight
passes at one point in the first half
to finish 16 of 23 for 277 yards, 3
TDs and an interception in the
first two quarters. He threw only
two passes in the second half --- a
19-yard completion and another
interception --- before taking a
place on the sideline.
NFC finished with 310 yards
passing and 144 yards rushing for
a total of 454 yards of offense.
The Bulldogs managed 235 yards
of total offense (106 passing/129
rushing).
NFC took the game's opening
kickoff 80 yards in nine plays to
score on Dayne Read's three-yard
run just 2:24 into the first quarter.
Sneed fielded the kickoff and
stepped out of bounds at the one-
yard line to put the Bulldogs in
huge hole. Sneed appeared to have
bailed out the offense with a 40-
yard run on a sweep, but the play'
was nullified by a holding, penalty
and Taylor had to punt.
With excellent field po-itio.n at
;he Bulldogs' 48, Walley quickly
engineered a.seven-play scoring
drite capped bN a 12-yard TD pass
to Darnus McQueen.
Sneed fielded another kickdtf
near his own goal line, forcing the
Bulldog% to start from their own
-10, but Ellis (4 of 10, 106 yards
passing) foundSneed (4 catches,
106 yards) for an eight-yard pass
and a first down to set up
Br\ckoski Jjckson's 3-',.ard-.


rumble up the middle.
A fumble and recovery on a
hand-off, incomplete pass and five
yard run by Sneed set up a 4th and
5, when Jackson (21 carries, 62
yards) came up inches shy of a
first down on a fake punt run.
Seven plays and 60 yards later
Walley hit McQueen on a perfect
14-yard fade pass in the corner of
the endzone to make the score 21-
0 early in the second quarter.
Sneed broke a kickoff 32 yards
to the 40, but three straight
running plays netted just two
yards and the Bulldogs were forced
to punt again.
A 50-yard pass from Walley to
McQueen set up a 22-yard TD
pass to Robert Dickey as.NFC
drove 84 yards in just three plays
to take a 28-0 lead.
The Bulldogs picked up only
two yards on their next drive and
McQueen returned the punt 62
yards for the game's final
touchdown with 4:07 left in the
. first half.
Trailing 35-0 the Bulldogs
began on their own 20 and picked
up two yards on an option pitch to
Sneed, but Jackson was stuffed for
no gain on second down. On 3rd
and S Ellih dropped.back and threw
a long pass to Sneed, who sped 68
yards down to the NFC 10. Ellis
fumbled the snap away on the next
play and NFC called time out and
spiked the ball to stop the clock
trying to score one final" time
before half. Blount ended the threat
with an interception, but
Crowley's field goal attempt was
blocked on the final play of the
half.
Ta, lor once again fielded the
kickoff at their own goal line and
began deep in their own territory
to start the third quarter, but
finally moved the ball behind the
running of Jackson and several
passes from Ellis to Sneed. i
A roughing the passer penaltyi
orI Ntt h.Ipcd the Bdftdga In-'


The Country Girls Softball Team is a community girls teams lead by Coach Buck Buchanan with
Assistant Coaches Shannon Stephens and Danny Eakins. Teammates include: (back row),
Samantha Lukens, Casey Hunt, Brook 'Davis, Cassidy Stephens, Cori Wilsori and Ellie
Heartsfield; (middle- row) Holly Eakins, Jennifer Hunt, Tiffany Ragans, Andrea Caffro and
Camero,n Myers; (front row) Sandy Weekly, Katherie Hill, Tiffany Mock, and Megan Durden;
.not pictured is Courtney Valentine.




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the field position edge, but left
Ellis hobbled and hurting.
The drive died at the Bulldogs'
own 47 and Crowley punted the
ball to the Eagles 27.
After a-short run. and a 19-yard
pass Walley was picked off by
Sneed at the Bulldogs' 15:
Taylor would have the ball for
all but three plays of the entire
third period and moved from their
own 15 down to the NFC six with
an impressive 79-yard drive thanks
to the running of Jackson and
Ellis, who broke a 33-yard QB
keeper on an option, but was
banged up and had to leave the
game.
Sneed took his place under
center and pulled off an amazing
option nitch ninv over a defender's


head to Jackson for a first down..
Ellis returned and the Bulldogs
were hit with back-to-back motion
penalties to bring up 3rd and 22.
Ellis came up with another
amazing QB keeper on a broken
pass play, gaining 17 yards down
to the six-yard line on the final
play of the third period.
However, Coach Price Harris
opted against going for the
touchdown or first down on a 4th"
and 5 play from the six and decided-
to go for the field goal and avoid
the shut-out.
Another motion penalty against
the Bulldogs turned the 25-yard
field goal try into a 30-yard-.
attempt and Crowley missed wide
left under heavy pressure from the
NFC kick block unit.


NFC went to their second-string
QB and moved from their own 20
to the Bulldogs' 15 before Sneed
ended the threat by nearly picking
off a pass in the endzone on a 4th
down play.
Taylor managed a late first down
behind Jackson's running before
the time ran off the clock.

FCA golf Nov. 3
The Taylor County chapter of
the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes (FCA) will hold its
annual Golf Classic Scramble on
Friday, Nov. 3, at the Perry Golf
and Country Club.
For more information or to
enter, call (850) 383-1144.


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Religion


A-7 Taco Times October 25, 2006


Fall festivals planned at churches


Lakeside presents 'Trunk-a-Treat'
Lakeside Baptist Church will hold a Fall Festival/Trunk-a-Treat
celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Games, music,
activities, drawings and treats are promised.
Everyone is invited.

Sunday celebration at Crosspoint
Crosspoint Baptist Fellowship will hold its fall festival on Sunday, Oct.
29, at 5 p.m.
The address for the church is 920 Courtney Road. Everyone is invited
"to come and have fu/with us."
/
Mt. Gilead looks toward Saturday, Nov. 4
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Eridu will hold a fall festival on Saturday,
Nov. 4, beginning at noon. Hot dogs and chili will be served, with fun for
all ages promised.
At 1 p.m., an outdoor sing begins featuring Crimson Flow, Mt. Carmel
Five and Bobbie Blanton.

Obituary.
The Rev. Lewis brothers. L. S. Turner, Abel Turner,
Silas Turner and Paul Turner, all of
Berry Turner Perry: three sisters, Tilda Brumley
The Rev. Lewis Berry Turner, of Mla o. Zilla Albritton andNelia
59, a lifelong resident of Taylor Hires, both of Perry; two
County, died Oct. 21, 2006, at his grandchildren; and a host of nieces
home. and nephew s.
Mr. Turner was an ordained Funeral services were held
minister of Salem Baptist Purit. Tuesday Oct. 24, at 11 a.m.. at
Church, and also pastored the Mt. Salem Baptist Purity Church with
Orham Baptist Purity Church in Bobb> Hires. Richard Joyner and
Aribi, Ga. He worked for Tom's L. B. Keen officiating. Interment
Foods for over 25 years as followed at Salem Baptist Purity
maintenance supervisor, quality Church Cemetery.
control supervisor and guard Family members recei' ed
supervisor. He was also a building friends Monday at the church from
contractor and cabinet maker. 6 until8p .. m
Surn i ors include: his wife of36 Joe P. unti Funm. ral Home was
years, Melanie (Day) Turner; his in charge of arrangements.
mother. Ethel Mae (Houick) Turner
of Salem; two sons, T. J. Turner Deadlie f. r I .:.al church nea. is 11
and Roger Turner, both of Perry} .. on Tueia and Thuredas. tes
two daughters. Erin Turner and. is publi'e.as a ailable
Brandi Turner. both of Perry; four



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Glorious Rain hosts Union Meeting
Glorious Rain will host the Church of God of Prophecy Union Meeting
on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. with Sunday School followed by morning
worship at 11. Bishop Almando Mullings will preside; the community is
cordially invited.
The church is located at 110 E. Maurice Linton Rd.
Mount Olive to hold Youth Day
Mt. Olive M.B. Church will hold an "Annual Youth Day Observance" on
Sunday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. with special speaker Christina Reaves. The
theme of the event is "Youth, are you walking to please God, or are you
walking to please others?"
SHARE to hold dinner sign-ups
SHARE Florida, a nonprofit organization, will hold additional sign-ups
Wednesday, Nov. 1, and Thursday, Nov. 2 for Thanksgiving and Christmas
dinners.
For more information, call Diane Rigoni at 584-4034.


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Worship 10:45 a.m.


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Apple Bobbing

bart Board
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Beani Bag Throw
Fish Pond
Bounce House
Hay Rides
Basketball Toss
Watergun & Candle Game
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WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?N o.22

JESUS WOULD PUT GOD & OTHERS
FIRST THOUGH SELFLESS LOVE,-

By Bill Blue
What would Jesus say is the "greatest" commandment? Considerf-hat
He said: .
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all-y6ur
soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandinent.
And the second is like it: 'Yop shall love your neighbor as yourself? On
these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." (Matt.
22:36-40). i -
Jesus and Paul say that these commands fulfill the whole law (Mark
12:28-3-1; Luke 10:27; Rom. 13:8-10; Gal. 5:14). Let's consider why.
Love does not seek its own (1 Cor. 13:5). Love is not self-centered, but
always puts God and others first (Matt. 22:37,39). Jesus and the Ap6ostles
criticized those who loved the attentionof others (Mart. 6:5. 23:5-7;"Mark
12:38-39; Luke 11:43, 20:46-47; see also 3 John 1:9),'loved material
wealth (Matt. 6:24, 19:16-24; Luke 16:13; 1 Tim. 6:10; 2 Tim. 3:2-5), or
otherwise put something or somnieone else aheadof Him (Matn. 10:37).
Christians are expected to put God first (Matt. 6:33). Jesus sa.vs our
own li e.s must take a backseat to the love of God for us to inherit ete- al
life (John 12:25-26). Even'the Ten Commandments direct our attention
away from ourselves. The first four commandments deal with our
relationship with God, a nd the last six prohibit us from mistreating others
(Exodus 20:1-17).
"wove i ol r neighbor ilMatt. 22:40). Jesus taught the'Apostles 1liaf, "all
will kno\\ that you are M. disciples, if you have love for one another"
-(John 13:34-35)..
Paul instructed the Romans to become "living sacrifices," in part by
being "kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor
giving preference to one another" (Rom. 12:1, 10).
Jesus says that w home\ erwe would want'to have mercy on us, literally
everyone, is our neighbor (Luke 10:29-37; Matt. 7:12). We should even
love our enemies' and those whom the world discriminates against (Matt.
5:43-46; Luke 6:27-35).
Love the Lord your God. Jesus said that those who love Him, and
abide/in His love, keep His commandments and those who do not keep
His commandments do not love Christ (John 14:15,21, 23-24; JohanL_;9-
10, 14; 1.John 5:1-3; 2 John 1:5-6). The lbve of God is perfected in
Christianswhen they keep God's word (1 John 2:5, 4:12). Love isjfit sin
(1 Cor. 13:4-7; Rom. 12:9), but: rather .covers a multitude ,of sin-lI Pet.
4:8). We cannot choose the commands we want to follow and igiin g the
rest (James 2:8-11). Anyone "who says, 'Iknow Him,' and does, iggkee
His commandments, is a liar" (1 John 2:4).
Thus, we cannot love'God and hate our brother at the. same time (1
John 2:4-11; 1 John 3:14-16; 1 John 4:20-21: Rom. 13;:-10) because He
comtnands us to love one another (1 John 3:10-11, 23; 1 John 4:7-12;
John 15;12,17;.l Thess.-4:9; I Thess. 5:12-13; 1 Pet. 1:22; 1 Pet. 2:17; 1
Pet. 3:8). If we love Jesus, we will eare for the spiritual needs of our
brethren (John 21:15-17) and bear with and forgive one another (Eph.
4:2; Col. 3:12-13). : :
Jesus sa) s that love should compel us to be benevolent and do good to
everyone (Luke 6:30-35). James says similarly that selfless benevolence'
is faith in action (James 2:14-20), and '"pure and undefiled religionLjames
1:27). Thus, we cannot obtain love of God by keeping only the letter of
.the law. N\e must also fulfill its intent (1 John 3:17-18; Luke I 1:42 Tnd
spirit (1 Cor. 13:1-3) through our actions (James 2:14-17).
Although we should love our enemies (Matt. 5:43-46) and do, good to
everyone (Gal. 6:10; Heb. 13:1-3), we are not to conform to the world
around us, ndr love the sins of this world-because this makes us an enemy
of God (1 John 2:15; James 4:4; Rom. 12:1-2). The distractions of the
\ world can cause our love to grow cold (Man. 24:12) andprevent believers
from following Christ (John 12:42-43).. '
God loves you (2 Thess. 2-16; 1 John 3:1). He loves the whole-orld
(John 3:16; 1 John 4:9-10)1and is. "not %%willing that any should perish but
that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9) and enjoy eteua-life
(John 3:16). The love of Christ i again keeping His commandmentsimakes
us God's children (John 8:42), and belief in Christ causes God tcriove us
(John 16:27). "God works for the good of all who love Him," and nothing
can separate obedient believers from the love of God (Rom.i_28, 31-.
29).
We should follow Jesus' example in love. John says that those who
claim to abide in Christ should walk as He walked (1 John 2:6). In other
words, we should follow His example (Eph. 5:2). _. --
Even when His death was imminent, Jesus was preoccupied with the
welfare of others. While hanging on the cross, He forgave those crucifying
Him (Luke 23:34), He pardoned a thief dying next to Him (Luke 23:43),,
and He asked John to take care of His mother (John 19:26-27).
God loved Jesus because, Jesus died willing for all humankind (Johhn
10:17). Christ demonstrated His own love for God by obeying God's
will to sacrifice Himself (John 14:31; Eph. 5:2). "Greater love. hass no
one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends" (John 15:13).
"Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good ,.an
someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own.ove-
for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Rom. 5"7-
8 NIV; see also Eph. 2:4-5). Paul reminds us that because Christ died for
us, His love compels us to live for Him (2 Cor. 5:14-15; Gal. 2:20).
Love is the perfect gift. Paul says love is the greatest gift (1 Cor..12:31,
13:13). True selfless love towards God causes us to obey God. .wor..
Selfless love towards others demonstrates our love towards'God-hams;
love fulfills God's law (Rom. 13:8-10; Gal. 5:14). Keeping God's
commandments causes God to love and reward us (James 1:12, 2:5).- "Eye
has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into' the heart-of'man The
things which God has prepared for those who love Him" (1 Cor.-2-9).
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honorable mention, Valmar.-
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station: honorable mention;
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honorable mention, Rams.ey
Glenn Presley, ink and color.
pencil; honorable mentidio,
Erma Lee McDougall basketry
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Editorial


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B-2 Taco Times October 25, 2006


Writer suggests a funding


option for railroad bypass


Dear Editor:
As we consider the possibility
that a coal-fired power plant will
become a reality, many local,
citizens have a number of
concerns. They wonder how it will
affect their health, their jobs, their
income, their driving patterns, etc.
Based upon my experience
while living in another state, I can
flatly state that the biggest impact
most people will feel is the
aggravation of waiting for mile-
long coal trains, to cross a street
while their engines are idling.
With a proposed upgrade of the
downtown tracks, trains would
move at only 20 miles per hour.
Even during slack periods of
vehicular traffic, a train crossing
Jefferson Street will cause traffic
to back up for several blocks.
A new railroad bypassing the,
city of Perry has been and is being
discussed by various public
officials, and we should urge them


to work hard to create it. A
representative of the railroad has
stated that, if a bypass is built, the
tracks through Perry would be.
removed. I have been told that the
time frame for purchase of a right-,
of-way is somewhat limited,.
meaning that a decision to create a
bypass must be made in the near
future.
The figure of'$13 million has,
been mentioned as a probable cost,
subject to variations for a number
of reasons. Some grant f-jnds seem
likely to be available, but would
cover only a small portion qf that
cost. The money that Taylor
Energy Center (TEC) would
contribute to upgrade the
downtown railroad curve could be
diverted to the bypass, but it seems
that most of the funding must
come from us, the taxpayers.
There is a solution that would be
almost painless to the public, The
funds that TEC has agreed to'


contribute to the county in lieu of
taxes far exceed the cost of the rail'
bypass. I know that our elected
officials already are thinking of
good and reasonable uses for that
money, but the greatest public"
service they could provide with it
would be to allocate the early -
funds from TEC to supplement
funds from other sources to build a
bypass.
The county commissioners serve
the citizens of Perry as well as
those outside the city limits. I
would vote in a minute for a bond
issue that would result in removal
of the railroad tracks from our city
and put them in a rural area where :
the trains will'move more rapidly
and where traffic interruptions
would be brief.
I urge our commissioners to
consider this extremely practical
action for the good of our city and
our county.
Ray Evans


Midweek Muddle


The Goodwill Goddess


Letters to the Editor


Coverage 'ir
,Dear Editor:
Because the last letter I sent to
:ihe Taco newspaper was edited
before it was printed, I decided that
I could put my time to better uses
- than writing letters to your paper
that would be edited....
Your grossly inaccurate and
complete coverage of last week's
county commission meeting has
changed my mind on this issue. I
only hope that you will print this
letter in its entirety without editing.
c To start with, there was no
mention of Mr. Glenn Senter's
address to the commissioners,
about his treatment at the joint
Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce and Taylor County
Development Authority meeting at
the Elk's Lodge on September 28.
.There were others that addressed
the commissioners -with no
mentionn of their .concerns being
reported.
The BOCC website was changed
pr corrupted so most of the people
could not access the agenda or any
agreements prior to the meeting.
Because the-public could not
access the agenda, this could not
be construed as a public meeting,
ibn the:MMagnolia Bay Agreement.
"I The statement by your reporter
ihat the oer\whelming maJorni\ of
people attending were in favor of
the Magnolia Bay was also
inaccurate. This was due to the
'fact rhat Mjgnolia Bay employees


accurate and incomplete'


and supporters present were
mostly not residents of Taylor
County.
They arrived early and filled the
. commission room and most of the
opponents were forced to standing
room onlb in the hall. The\ were
not iable to bhe seen or he.ird. when
the attorney 'asked for a show of
hands for support of Magnolia
Bay.


I understand that you have
opinions and I agree you should
voice them in the Editorial section,
however, due to the fact that your
newspaper is the only avenue for
news in Taylor County. I think you
bahe a moral qbligauon. to do
acc urate, "actual reporting of the
news in Taylor County. .
Sincerely,
Rick Causey


Plant will be 'clean and safe'


Dear Editor:
I served on the Tri-County
Electric Cooperative board from
1977 to 1995, and represented Tri-
County Electric Cooperative on
the Seminole Electric Cooperative
board from the time the decision
was made to build the Seminole
Electric power plant in Palatka. I
was involved, until construction
was c complete and in operation.
The Seminole plant is a clean
coal-fired plant. I remember all the


rules and regulations we had to go
through to meet the regulation
before we went before the
governor's cabinet for final
approval until the construction was
finished and operational.
I am quite sure that with all the
new regulations, both state and
federal, if a plant is bulit in Taylor
County or anywhere else, it will
have to be environmentally clean
and safe.


Mack D. Sessions


'Shame on you' to fired officer


Dear Editor:
As a former resident of Taylor
County, I still read my parents'
newspaper from timeto time when
I come home. This. time I cinme.
home to find "Taylor County
sheriffs deputy fired" in the local
headlines.


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Taco Times

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
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Perry, Florida (850)584-5513
DONALD D. LINCOLN
Publisher
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and views on the news. Please submit letters by Monday at 5 p.m. The Taco
Times reserves the right to refuse publication of letters which are libelous or irre-
sponsible. Name may be withheld if circumstances so require, but all letters sub-
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Imagine that! A veteran officer
with the Taylor County Sheriffs
Office terminated after it was
found out helied (again) and
committed other offenses. -;-
The newly elected count) judge
stated in his campaign ads that he
was honest and fair to everNone. I
wonder if he ever stopped and
thought about this: though he is
fair and honest, the arresting
officer might not be.
It clearly shows how some law
enforcement- officers are not above
"getting their stories straight" after
the fact. This involved two
branches of law enforcement
lying, the Sheriffs Office and
Florida Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission officers. Veteran
law enforcement at that. Scary,
isn't it?
I am not anti-law enforcement, I,
for one, appreciate the honest and
good worth ethic 'that most law
*enforcement officers have. To
them, "a big thank you." To the
other two, "Shame on you."
Sincerely, .
Anita Williams

County to have

outside audit?
Dear Editor:
A group of Taylor County
residents are going after an outside
audit to hold county
commissioners responsible for any
wrong doings in Taylor County.
This also would include any past
commissioner.
Neil Rice


My aunt will be fondly remembered,
she hopes, for the money she did not
spend in this life.
She is well known for frequenting the
retail outlet for Goodwill Industries in
my hometown. In fact, she is such' a
loyal customer that she quickly made in-
roads %with the staff. She baked them
brownies; she carried them cookies; she
prepared them homemade soup.
In return, they call her every time a
truck makes a stop that she might enjoy.
Since I should protect the names of the
corporate interests which were
sacrificed for my aunt, let's just say that
a couple of large, national clothing
chains use Goodwill as a tax write-off
vehicle to accommodate their
overlooked merchandise.
So when that truck is due, my aunt's
phone begins ringing.
"Let me get my purse," she says, and
she can be on their doorstep,, in the
downtown district, within minutes.
Years ago, when the husband and I
were just dating, she rang my phone
during a weekend visit.
"Didn't you say you needed a dress for
that newspaper banquet in Atlanta?" she
asked.
"Yes," I responded, fearfully.
"Come to my house now," she said, and
hunIg ,up, like they do in thi: inoides
when they are sure thecharacter will be
lured to the location, against 'his or her
will. .
My mother didn't share her sister's
delight for Goodwill.
"What has she unearthed now?" my
mother wondered aloud. She
understood, however, that I had been
beckoned and could not fail to appear.
I arrived at. my aunt's house and found
her looking like the cat who swallowed,
the well-dressed canary.
"Come here," she said, motioning me
to the back bedroom. There she had
draped across her bed, a classic black
formal dress with sleek lines and V-
neckline styling.
"It's your size," she said confidently, as
I walked around it like a man kicking the
tires on a car.
"Where'd you get this?" I asked
suspiciously.
"You know," she said, not uttering the
name because she knew her relatives
were weak-hearted and didn't appreciate
her skilled hunting for good deals.
"Three dollars," she said, waiting for
my reaction.
"If you don't like it, I think I can find
someone who will."
She should have sold ice to Eskimos
for a living.
"No, no," I said. "Let me look at it."
The department store tags were still on
the dress. It was a $79 dress, which 30


By SUSAN H. LINCOLN

years ago, was a considerable
investment for someone living off a
newspaper reporter's check.
"You've got black shoes, haven't you?"
she asked, as she shucked the dress
from the hanger, and I shucked my-
clothes.
It fit me like a glove.
"So I owe you three dollars, do I?"' I
asked my aunt, and she enjoyed the
moment. Apparently, she also decided I
was good for it. "Just send me a picture
of the two of you at the Peachtree Plaza,"
she said, savoring the moment, for I had
disclosed details of this upcoming event
at Atlanta's then-tallest building.
The husband, who was only the
boyfriend then, owned no suit at that
moment in time. So I took a page out of
my aunt's book, and drove him to
Goodwill. He found a 36-regular, pin-
stripe that required no alterations. It
was $8, and even so, only barely within
his budget.
We traveled to Atlanta, Ga., in the
company of our, then-newspaper
publisher and his wife who was dripping
in diamonds. She had a new designer
gown tailored for the event, a rhinestone
-evening bag, diamonds on her ears,
fingers and neckline. Her lipstick surely
cost more than my dress. :Even my
lipstick cost more than my dress.
I couldn't help but enjoy the disparity
at the table that evening as we sat. as
paupers' among legislators, stock
brokers and fourth-generation
newspaper publishers.
"Can you believe that, together, we're
only worth $11?" I quietly whispered to
my date.
"Wouldn't she die?" I had to add,
gesturing. toward the publisher's wife
who was' en\ying everybody else's
designer gown which cost more than
hers, and she knew who they were.
"Where'd you get your dress?" she
asked over salmon bisque. I knew she
wasn't lusting for it, just being curious.
"My aunt's favorite boutique," I
responded' '"She found it for me."
It is one of, my aunt's choice memories
which we, were recalling at her recent
80th birthday. Her children hosted a
celebration which toasted the occasion
at a rather swank new golf course, and
she held my hand as she greeted guests.
Then, when there was a lull in arrivals,
she pulled me close and said, "I paid $2
for the dress I have on."
"Get out," I exclaimed, looking her up
and down. It was a tailored silk design
in soft butterscotch yellow.
"Shhh," she said, trying to settle me
down. "I don't want everybody to know."
But she surely wanted me to know, and
because I love her so, I'm going to keep
her secret...and not tell a soul.


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As well as players

Softball team thanks sponsors


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We would also like. to let the
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We love you all.
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B-3 Taco Times October 25, 2006

SHARE program appreciates volunteers


Dear Editor:
With the holidays fast
approaching I would like to thank
our loyal volunteers of the SHARE
program. This will be our busiest
time of the year.
Thank you to Betty Duvall, Rita
Holley, Lucille Millinor, Loiselle
Coleman, Mary Adams, Mickey
Hattleberg, Ruby Morgan, Cynthia
Sanhein, Clio Bastillo, Jim
Glascoe, Glenda Smith and Judy
Helen.
Thanks also to our most recent
loyal drivers who leave Perry at
4:30 a.m. on pick-up day to bring
the food ordered back to Perry


from Tallahassee, Dr. and Mrs. Lee
Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. Shearer.
There are also those who are
unable to help anymore, but put in
much time in the past, Lucille
Dalton, Jo Dalton, Wilma*
Cameron, Cristal Curtis, The
Wallace family, Ralph Crawford,
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Lee, Mark Lee,
Richard Schwab, The Hilgendorf


family and former director Ann
Millinor.
When we need extra help a
number of members of First
United Methodist Church where
distribution takes place, step in to
give us extra manpower.
Many thanks to you all for your
help with a worthy program.
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You care abofuta clean environment that supports a healthy family. So do we. That's why we're working to make our facility
one of the cleanest of its kind in the country. In fact, one-third of our plant's total cost is being invested in the most state-of-the-art
environmental, protection systems available.
Thanks to significant advancements in technology, our new power plant will safely control air emissions at levels far below
both national arid state standards. All of this will be carefully supervised by a continuous monitoring system that will ensure our
emissions are safejfor everyone-even the most sensitive individuals and ecosystems.
Taylor County's beautiful environment helps keep us all healthy and safe. And we're doing our part to make sure our
grandchildren can say the same. At the Taylor Energy Center, we are investing our energy in helping us all breathe a little easier.

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


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Energy Center


Powering the Economy. Protecting the Environment


EARLY VOTING
Early voting will take place Monday through Saturday,
October 23, 2006, through November 4, 2006, 8 a.m. 5 p.m. in the
Supervisor of Elections Office, 2nd Floor Courthouse. It does not
matter which precinct you live in, all registered voters may vote early.
Please bring photo and signature ID when voting.


ABSENTEE VOTING Any registered voter may-vote an Absentee Ballot. Request.
can be accepted only from the voter, a member of the voter's immediate family or legal
guardian. Please call the Elections Office at 850-838r73515 to request an absentee ballot.

PHOTO and SIGNATURE ID In order to vte, either at the precinct or by early
voting, the voter will need to produce a photo and signature identification as required by
S Florida Law.(F.S. 101.043). If the picture ID does d t contain the signature of the voter
an additional identification that provides the voter'% signature shall be required. A voter
information card is no longer accepted as a form ofID.

ALL FOURTEEN POLLING LOCATIONS WILL BE OPEN ON'ELECTION
DAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006, 7 A.M. 7 P.M. Please contact the
Supervisor of Elections office to verify which voting precinct you reside in.


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Happy
Birthday

T BIRD
Keep up
the work!
From,
Morn, Arthur,
Toni, Drew.
Grandma &
Uncle


Students
of the Month
Taylor County Middle
School has announced its
'Students of the Month" for
September.' Pictured from
eft to right are: Rebekah North8
Bratcher, Mikey McGroarty, FI rida| YOUR OPINION MATTEF
Jonathan Hornsby, Keysha H, Survey, 325 NW Turner I
Finecey and Denny 8upaul.
Those not pictured include: H at www.nfcc.edu. Questi'
Beverly Stager, Michael
Sinnott and Michael COUNTY OF RESIDENCE:
KnoWles. COUNTY OF RESIDENCE:
AMVETS Daytona 1. On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being highest,
Mra e i$undbw/vay 1. THE REPUTATION OF THE COLLEGE:
12. NFCC'S VISIBILITY IN THE COMMUNIl
AMVETS Post 20 of Perry has 3. THE QUALITY OF INSTRUCTION:
tarted its third annual Daitona
00 raffle. 4. THE VARIETY OF NFCC EDUCATION
Tickets are offered for a $5 5. THE FRIENDLINESS OF FACULTY ANI
nation and are available at
us local businesses swell as 2. What additional educational programs c
rom any AMVETS member.
ickets ill alo be sold SAturday 1.
t the AMVETS booth at the
orida Forest Festival. 3. Have you or a family member ever atten
The drawing will be held Jan. 4.
he race is scheduled foreb. 18. 4. What is the number one reason people
___ Location Low tuition
Instructor quality Parent/Fan
I am here for you!
E5. What is your major source of informatic
BETTY JO CROFT
(850)843-0554Eletronic sign in Madison NF

W .COMMENTS:
KELLY & KELLY '
PROPERTIES


Happy
Birthday
T.T.
May your
Sweet 16 make
you happy.
We love you!
T Bird
From Arthur,
Toni, Drew &
LaRenee


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NOTICE


TAX IMPACT OF VALUE
ADJUSTMENT BOARD

COUNTY OF TAYLOR TAX YEAR 2006
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD


Honorable Daryll T. Gnter
Bqard of County Commissioners District II
Honorable MalcolmiPage
Board of County Cm"missioners District I.


Honorable Jack Brown,
Board of County Commissioners District IV
Honorable Brenda Carlton
School Board District 11


r, Honorable Danny Lundy
School Board District IV
TkeYvaloue Adjustment Board meets each year to-hear petitions and render decisions
relating to ad. valorem tax assessments, exemptions, tax deferrals, and classifications.
THE FOLLOWING TABLE SUMMARIZES THIS YEAR'S ACTION BY THE BOARD
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6.,

Num er of Total Number of Total Number Reduction
Exe option Number of Assessments of Requests in Taxable Shift in
Of Reqests Exemption Reduced by for Value Due Tax,
Property Grantb by Requests the Board Assessment to Board Dollars"
the Board Reductions Action

Residential 0 0 0 0 0. 0

Corrmmercial .0 0 0 0 0 .0

Industrial and 0. 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous -

AgriculitualOr .
Classified use '0 0 0 0 0 0
(Business .
Machinery and 0- 0 0 0 0
Equipment
Vacant Lots '0 0 0 0 0
and Acreage 0. 0 0 0

'TOTALS. ,, '0 0 0 0
ALL TAXPAYERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT BOARD ACTIONS WHICH REDUCE TAXABLE VALUE
CAUSE TAX RATES APPLICABLE TO ALL PROPERTY TO BE PROPORTIONALLY HIGHER

Questions concerning the actions taken by this Board may be addressed to the
chairperson or clerk at the following telephone numbers:

CHAIRPERSON DARYLLT. GUNTER (850)584-7514
CtERK ANNIE MAE MURPHY (850) 838-3506


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Artist Valmar "Pete" Lavoie and Parker Ranger Jim Greist unload Lavoie's free-standing
miniature of the Perry Depot, which received honorable mention in the annual Florida Forest


Festival Fine Art Show.
Saturday yard sale in Steinhatchee


The ladies auxiliary Unit 291 of
Steinhatchee will have a fund-
raising yard sale at American
Legion Post 291 Saturday, Oct. 28,
starting at 8 p.m.


All proceeds will go toward
fulfilling "wish lists" for veterans
in residence at the Gainesville
Veterans Nursing Home.
Anyone wishing to set up a table


benefits veterans
can reserve a spot by calling (352)
498-8177. The cost is $5.
Grill concessions (hamburgers
and hot dogs) will be also be
sold.


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Jennings

is named

top artist
FINE ART SHOW
Continued from page 1
and honorable mention, Joanna
deLorrnzi, acrylic.
Winners in the student category
were: (high school) first place,
Amanda Jennings, color pencil;
second place (tie), Russell Smith,
charcoal and pastel, and Sandy
Weekly, watercolor and ink; and
third place (tie) Krystal Towles,
wheel work pottery, Nikki Farnell,
hand-built pottery, and Courtney
Connell, Triptych painting.
High school artists receiving
honorable mention were:
Courtney Connell, Michelle
'Gainey, Natalie Clark, Sara
Murphy, Kristen Fongellaz,
Courtney Kinsey, Jerry Blaske,
Amanda Jennings and Serena
Harvin.
Cole Bennett won first place in
the elementary division; Luke
Slaughter and Charles Slaughter
tied for first place in the middle,
school division.


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lt"8am 9pm, Sun. Bam 6pm
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Sirloin Steaks Family Pack Chops


$2.99b. $2199 b. $1.49 $149


Bryan Smokey Hollow
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Deli Crisp Saltines Or Unsalted Crackers 16 oz.....

Diane's Garden Tomato Sauce 8 oz ......5/$1

Diane's Garden Stewed, Hole or Diced Tomatoes 14.5 oz......

Halstead Acres Kidney, Chili Beans i5oz... 39......

Betty Crocker Asst. Variety Brownie Mix 20.75 pg..$:.;9

Banquet Crockpt Asst Variety 41.5 oz.......... $499

Stir'ns Chili Seasoning Mix I oz,........3I$

SKaskey's Chicken Noodle Soup 10.s5 b..
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Carrots I lb bag.................................
Cucumbers .................3/99


Missing from home of
Tater & Tiffanee Padgett on
E. Hwy. 27 near fire tower
Last seen Oct. 11
Small Male Jack Russell
Named "Reno"
1 year old, approx. 8 Ibs.
Coat mostly white with left side
of face and ear brown, large
black spot behind right shoulder
and at the tail end of his back,
tail & right ear.
584-4710
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Small ads..big deals!!,


Mega Yard Sale--Saturday, November 4.
Clothes--Men, Women, Children, Teens,
Blue Jeans, Toys, Puzzles, Games,
Christmas, Decorations, Kitchen Wares,
Books, Video Games, Exercise
Equipment. TV/ Electronic/Computer
Equipment, Furniture, Collectibles, and
much, much more. Will be held at the City,
Park across from the Chamber of
Commerce, 7:30 AM until Noon.
This yard sale sponsored by employees of
Buckeye. All sales benefit the community
United Way campaign. Everyone welcome
to donate. Everyone welcome to buy. 584-
1275
Yard Sale 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Oct. 28 & 29
(Next Saturday & Sunday) 456 SW 846
street, Steinhatchee. Rain or shine. Follow
signs. All items must go!
10/20-10/27


King mattress and headboard for'sale.
Check with front.desk at Best Budget Inn.
10/20-10/27
28 ft. camper trailer great shape $1200,
new generator 3000 never run $300. Call
-584-8235
10/25
.Bass Guitar & .Peavey Amp. $750
(850)223-1247/(305)731-3185
10/25

For Sale Computer 6 pieces,, tools,
ladder, old quilts,' polished stones 3'y4'
picture World Trade Towers. Other items
Call 584-3315
10/20-10/25
An easy way to make 1000 checks
www.dontforgettotakeyourvitamins1 009;co
m/hayden26788 or call .,1-800-60'5-VlTA
code 315476
10/20-1t/8 *
Refrigerator 1 1/2 years old $250 OBO
Call 584-2941.
10/20-10/25
IRON-FREE
Well Water Company. Inc
No mure rusi bacteria or odor with
ClearSprng'" Mando>' water conditioning
system Guararleed 10 work or your money
Sbadc' Call today lor ldeaied riormaiion
1-800-437-1128
10/18tflF -
For Sale 1 generator came off a motor
home works great $650. used riding
lawnmower w/iirnisn mower a'lached $800
6x12 trailer old good for trash or yard
debris haul off $250. Call Mark at South
House 584-6021.
9/15tfSH .
-Iltachi 51" widescreen $650 Requires
,- -r.placing "ilex converter" for PIP and
screenn modes other hran 480i. More -into
WW hiachi us' search ri 5S500 838-2797
leave message,
'10/20-10/27- .

available for guitar, string instruments &
voice students, Becording Studio Now
Available Beginners welcome Call Josh
N',oland 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
Mark at South House 584-6021
9/1'5tfSH ,


3 Prom dresses size 2-4, One black
w/sequins $150(worn once), one light blue
w/sequins $125(worn, once), one 2-piece
black w/blue trim$100(worn twice). Call
584-8676 after 6 p.m.
10/20-10/27
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

Check out our
WEBSITE

www.perrynewspapers.com


2 BR/1 B Mobile homes $375 per month,
$200 deposit water, sewer & garbage
included in rent. Applications and
references required. Mu't apply in person ,
at Perry Repo Office, Monday through
Wednesday 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
10/20tfEM
2 BR mobile Home fully furnished, patio,
nice yard, very clean will: Will accept 1
very small child, no pdts taking
application. Call 584-4366 .
10/25-11/3
WOODRIDGE APARTMENTS!!
Immediate availability on 2BR apartments
with rental assistance to qualified
applicants. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Office hours are 8:00-5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call
850-584-5668. 709 W. Church St., Perry,
FL 32348. TDD 711.
10/25tfWA .
2 bed/ 1 bath house, central heat and Air,
Call 584-6113 between 8:30 and 5:00.
10il8.Q1j i;10

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
8050 .84-i11 i. TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett
Rd Perry FL 32347. Equal Housing
SOpportunity. .
8/9tfSV

For Rent: Retirees: 2 bed/2 bath house
near Keatdn Beach. Very private gated
enirv $~650/rni including electric, adults,
onlyri no pets Reirences, Call 850-578-
2.5:', for appoiriimeni .
1/ J.-11t/27

Mobile Home sites for lease. City water,
P E Elec. Lipscomb Circle 584-4516
9/20-11/1
TIDEWATER AF:'RT METS
Ac. eptir,.) appiilai:'n, for 1, 2 and.3 br
IHC cird c r,-HC ac'.- tbi' Office hours
8:30 to 4:30, Mo0.- Fri: Phone 850-584-
6842
500 S. Warner Ave '
Equal Housing Opportunity.
10/4-10/27 -
Room' for rent private bath, private
.-rilranie I ruing room, small.fridge and
0,'i i 584.81 45

Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, waier, 'gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-584-4401.
6,2itfr SG .


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




3 BD/2 Bth Brick House in City limits,
close to schools, attached garage, asking
$139,000 offered through Ray Sharp
Realty. Call 352-486-2292
10/25-11/17

For Sale By Owner: Downtown Brick
House near school and shopping. 3
Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms. Central Heat
& Central Air, Completely remodeled. 838-
6425.
10/25-11/3

Quarter acre lot on city water, sewer and
gas lines. Quiet neighborhood. Not zoned
for mobile homes. Needs previous
slab/pool removed and filled. $7000 firm.
Call Rev, Brow at 223-1764
10/25-11/17



Land For Sale By Owner
Ocala National Forest Lots
$500 down $199 month
Owner 352-239-5520 or 352-236-4579
www.ocalaforestland.com/2nd
10/13-12/6
Great House For Sale: Solid Brick House
in Good Location, near School in great
quiet neighborhood, minutes to downtown
and shopping. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths,
formal living rdom, central heat & central
air. Completely Remodeled: New Full
Ceramic Tile floor. New paint, new doors,
new kitchen cabinets and new dining room
set, new leather living room set, new
deluxe appliances and more... This home
wont last long!!! Call for appointments,
850-843-4444 or 850-838-6425. Leave
message,
10/13-10/25


204 Woodgate Dr. 3 bed/2 baths huge
kitchen, fenced yard, 1595 sq, feet. By
appointment only. Call 223-3889 asking
, i n \
10/20-11/3
For Sale 145 Jenkins Rd., 25k, 2 acres
with 2 mobiles homes, good well & septic
system in city limits. Call evenings. 584-
5117.
10/20-10/27
Commercial Building for sale 13,500 sq.
Old Badcock Furniture Building. Call 850-
584-5891. Pete Fortner
7/19tfnBC
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. 584-4678.
9/29-10/25
Land for sale, 221 North Between Shiloh
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd, 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or
(8,0,i 584-7466. -
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3 BR/2 Ba Ranch Home on 2.56 acres at
588 E. Robert's Aman Rd, New laminate
wooa and tile flooring throughout, updated
kitchenand and appliances.' $199,000 Easy to
show Call 223-1402 or.672-0990.
8/30tfnSP.

FOR SALE 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. 584-4678..
9/29-10/27


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TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Road Maintenance Tech $8.04/ hr. +
benefits
Planner $34,777 $39,145 + benefits
Entire job 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 EOENP/Drug
Testing/ Background Check Employer.
9/29tfnBCC
Help Wanted
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
10/11-11/3RLC

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

Avon Reps Needed Can start you at 50%
earnings. Free gift with $10 start up. Call
BJ at 850-584-6289 or 850-843-2605.
10/13-11/11

Advent Christian Village
Current JOBS Line Advertisement
Call 658-5627 or visit www.acvillage.net
24 hrs/ day, 7 days/ week
CNAs Got a Passion for Compassion? FT
an. PT positions/ various shifts, long-term
care setting. Florida certification required,
Shift differentials evenings/ weekends.
FT positions include health, dental, life
.disability, supplemental insurance; 403b
retirement account; paid time off, access
to onsite daycare and fitness facilities,
Apply in person at Personal Office
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m., or fax resume/credentials to
(386) 658-5160. EOE/. Drug-Free
Workplace/ Criminal background checks
required.
10/25-11/3ACV.


Drivers Owners Operators
.Dedicated Runs
from Perry, FL to Savannah, GA,
$1.03 + Surcharge, High Mileage
Excellent Home Time,
Medical Coverage, tag program
Call Chris: 866-730-8725
www.comntrakinc.com
5


* Cook Needed for Rocky's Convenience'
Store. Part-time position in shipping Dept;,
for JSJ Equiprrlni Call 584-6555 or fax
qualifications to 850-584-7566. .
10/25-11/3

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Home Health:
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APALACHEE CENTER
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
currently seeking:
MASTER'S LEVEL THERAPIST #2234
A minimum of a Master's Degree with a
major in counseling, social work ,
psychology, nursing, rehabilitation, ,
special education, health education, or a
related human services field and two years
of professional experience in providing
services to persons with behavioral
illness. Prior experience working with
children who have emotional issues
required. Some local travel required.
ADULT CASE MANAGERS #2156
A Bachelors Degree from an accredited
university or college with a major in
counseling, social work, psychology,
criminal justice, nursing, rehabilitation,
special education, health education, or a
related human services field, (a related
human services field is one in which major
course work includes the study of human
behavior and development) and have a
minimum of, one year of full time or
equivalent experience working with adults
experiencing serious mental illness or a
bachelor's degree from an accredited
university or college and three years full
time or equivalent experience working with
adults experiencing serious mental.
illness.
CHILDREN'S CASE MANAGER #2210
A Bachelors, Degree from an accredited
university or college with a major in
counseling, social work, psychology,
criminal justice, nursing, eiabt1,:,n.ri,,
special 'education, health education, or a
'related human services field with one (1)
year of full-time or equivalent experience.
working with children with severe
emotional disturbance; or other Bachelor's'
degree from an accredited university or,
college with three-(3) years full-time or
equivalent experience working with.
children with severe emotional
disturbance. I '
SECRETARY SPECIALIST #2210
High School Diploma or it's equivalent and
two years of secretarial/office clerical
experience. Typing score of at -least,
35CWPM. Twenty hours per week.
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Pre-hire Drug screen & FDLE background
check. An Equii C pponuriiry." Affirm ii.. -
Action Employer, Drug-Free Workplace
10/18APC




3 yr old horse-greenbroke-gentle. Call 850-
584-9048 after'6 p.m.
9/27-11/17

-UTDOORS


FOR SALE: Sears Sir Hillary Tent, PSE-
Baby Gee Bow, case, arrows, quiver and
release,, Ruger Mini-14 ranch rifle wilr,
folding stock,. Remington, 870 express
Magnum 838-2477 after 5 p.m.
10/25-10/27
'2002' Big Bear 400 4-wheeler, mud tires'
$2500. Call 352-210-1955. 1 '
10/11-1113LH .

'2001' 4-wheeler, Kawasaki PFraire 300
automatic. $2500 Call 352-210-1955.
.'10/11-11/3LH

Boat for sale '2002' 17 1/2' Scout 90, 4
stroke Johnson, mint.condition. $14,000
Call 325-210-1955
10/11-11/3LH
. Also known as lug tal r.pe 2 5 ,'D, $1.00
a foot, lengths jp to '00 Irong : all Lee 584-
2827. :
10/6-10/27

For Sale Remington 7400 Semi-auto, 30-
06 rifle, like new, walnut, iron sights,
scope mounts, scope, $550. New $651,
without scope and mounts. 352-498-2054.
10/13-10/27 .


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

Surgical Services:
.OR Tech, Full-Time
Certified Nursing Assistant, Full-Time
Drug Free Workplace
Equal Opportunity Employer


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


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2004 Toyota Camry, leather seats, 54,000
miles, asking $14,500. Call 584-6276.
10/25-11/3
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Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: November 7, 2006
Subject of Hearing: 1. Notification of
parents/ guardians of an emergency.
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
10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1


In the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial
Circuit, In and for Taylor County, Florida
General Jurisdictation Division
Case No: 06-482-CA
Losalle. Bank National Association, at
trustee under the trust agreement for the
structured asset investment loan trust
'series 2005-1, Plaintiff
vs.
Willie Joe Barnes, if living, and if dead,
the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees and all other parties.claiming an
Interest by, through, under or against
Willie Joe Barnes; Irene B. Barnes, if living,
and if dead, the unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,

or against Irene B. ,Ear- .i-,r.r. r :, :.- .
and Jane Doe, as unknown tenants in
possession, Defendant(s)
Notice of Foreclosure Sale
r'i,-, is hereby given pursuant to a
summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated October 17, 2006 entered in Civil
Case No.,06-482-CA of the Circuit Court
of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Taylor .
County Perry, Florida, I will sell tothe
highest and best bidder for cash at the
West Door at the Taylor County
Courthouse located at 108 North
Jefferson Street in Perry, Florida,, at 11:00
a.m. on the 21 day of November, 2006
the following described property as set,
forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
Lot Three (3), Block "B", of Perry Park
Subdivision, A subdivision in Taylor
County, Florida, according to the map
or plat of said subdivision recorded in
Plat .Book 1, page 77, of the public
records of Taylor County, 'Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than,
the property owner as of the date of
the lis pendens, must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
Dated this 18 day of October, 2006.
A r,n,- ae r. .l, Cr.'
,..'le ,:, a I- .- :,.,r Court,
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In the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial
Circuit in and for Toylor County. Florida
General Jursidiction Division
Case No 06-664-CA
Counirywide Home Loans, Inc..
Plaintiff,
vs.
Joseph GalbraiTh, er al.. Defendants.
Notice of Action
To- Joseph Galbraith, residence
unknown, if alive, and if dead, to all
padres claiming interests by, Through,
under or against the said Joseph
Galbraith, and all other parties having or
claiming to hove any right, title or interest
in the property herein described.
You are notified, that on action TO
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in Taylor County, Florida: Lot 1,
Block 2, Carlton Springs, according to
the Plot thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1,
Page 146, of the Public Records of
Taylor County, Florida,
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Adorno & Yoss
LLP, Plaintiff's attorneys, whose address is
2525 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite
400, Miami, Florida 33134, on or before
November 22, 2006, or 30 days from the
first publication date, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorneys or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated on the 19 day of October, 2006.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of the Court,
By: Kelli V. Stroud
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing
a special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
ADA Coordinator at .108 North Jefferson
Street Perry, FL 32347 no later than seven
days prior to the proceeding.
Telephone (850)838-3506 for
information. If hearing Impaired, (TDD)
1(800)955-8771 or 1(800)955-8770 (V),
via Florida Relay Service.
10/25, 11/1

NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Taylor County,
Florida will hear the appeal, filed by
Robert.Johrn .:.r,-. e ir.. i.a r,) L..3? .3 d
Subdivision pr-. rnr,,aI, ai .:r
November o. -'.0.- a ', 5. p n- or tr.i.,
Taylor County Administrative Complex,
201 East Green- Street, .Perry, Florida
32347. This notice shall be advertised
and the Notice shall also be sent to all
parties involved. At ir,.e r.ain..1* any
party may appear in ce," rn *.r 'by
agent or attorney, The-: parties
appealing may be required to assume
such reasonable costs as the Board of.
County Commissioners may determine
-r,.,:.u.~' -ir o,: ,r:.r, r, : i;,:I lees'to be ..
cha-.-eJd r:. aor:,e3 "
The apc.ceal -.i :-e Inspected by the
public at the Planning Department at the
Taylor County Administrative Complex,
201 East Green Street, Perry, Florida
32347.
All members of the public are welcome
to attend. Notice is further hereby
given, that pursuant' to Florida Statute
286.0105, that any .person or persons
deciding .to appeal any matter
considered at this public hearing -will
need a record c.i me r.eanrig o.-d may
need to ensure rr.r a .eri,,'n 'r, record
of the proceedings' is mode, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to
be boa; e3
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PUBLIC NOTICE
PUBLIC HEARING -
APPEAL FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION
The City of Perry Board of Adjustment
'and Appeals will hold public hearing In
the City Council meeting room, Perry,
Florida on Monday, November 6, 2006
at 6:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as
possible, to hear an appeal by Public
hearing on Application Special
Exception, submitted by, -Christopher.
James Number SE-06-036 to be granted
a Special Exception to permit a garden
event rentals at the property described
below:
Legal Description: Beginning at the
Southeast corner of BI,.: : i.r li-e .o:,rn
C. Calhoun subdivision of the Town of
Perry, Florida as recorded In the public
records of Taylor County, FL in PlIt Book
1, page 1, and run N 00T00i07 East, along
the West right of way line of Quincy
Street, a distance of 151.00 feet; thence
run North 89'48'52" West a distance 9f
115 feet thence run South 00'00'07" West
a distance of 35.50 feet thence run
North 89*49'37ce West a distance of
38.01 feer r,er,.-e run S'ijrn '00'00'14"
East a distance of 115.50 feet to a point
on the in.'lirn ngt, of way line of Bay
Street; thence run South 89*49'63" East
along said North right of way line of Bay
Street a distance of 163.00 feet to the,
Point of Beginning '"
ALSO KNOWN AS TAX PARCEL NUMBER:
104573.0000
Location of Property: 303 N Quincy'
Street.
Notice Is hereby given, .pursuant to "
Florida .Statutes 286.0105; thdt any
person deciding to' appeal any
decision of the Board of Adjustment with
respect to any matter considered at
the meeting will need a record of the
;meeting and may need to ensure that '
.*eibairn- record of the proceedings. Is
mode ...hl.h record Includes the
leirml-.r,, ,nt, evidence upon which
ime appeal is ro be based.
ATTEST:
'. Robert A. Brown,
, City Manager
CITY OF PERRY
10/25


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PUBLIC HEARING
APPEAL FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION
The City of Perry Board of Adjustment
and Appeals will hold public hearing in
the City Council meeting room, Perry,
Florido on Monday, November 6, 2006
at 6:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as
possible, to hear an appeal by Public
hearing on Application Special
Exception, submitted by Christopher
James Number SE-06-038 to be granted
a Special Exception to permit a Bed
and Breakfast at the property
described below:
Legal Description: For the 'PoinT of
Beginning commence at the Southeast
corner of Block 8 original Town of Perry,
Florida and run West 120 feet; Thence
run North 131 feet; thence run East 120
feet; thence run South 131 feet back to
the Point of Beginning, Less and Except
therefrom any highway street or road
Right-of-Way and Easements. as of
record.
ALSO KNOWN AS TAX PARCEL NUMBER:
R03076-100
Location of Property: 301 N Jefferson
Street.
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to
Florida Statutes 286.0105, that any
person deciding to appeal any
decision of the Board of Adjustment with
respect to any matter considered at
the meeting will need a record of the
meeting and may need to ensure that
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made; which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
ATTEST:
Robert A. Brown,
City Manager
CITY OF PERRY
10/25


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featured on national poster


Teresa Coker is one of 38
women featured on a national
poster, produced and distributed by
the American ,Cancer Society
(ACS),,to increase awareness of
breast cancer detection and
treatment.
Coker, who is pictured on the
far Iefti of the third row from the
top, lives in Perry and is a cancer
patient, currently undergoing
chemotherapy.
"This is the face of breast
cancer," the poster declares,
displaying the ages and faces of
women from. around the nation.
Other squares in the graphic ask
the questions, "Your
Sister?"..."Your Friend?"..."You?"
October is Breast Cancer
Awareness Month and one of the
objectives of the ACS is to


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encourage women to be serious
about detection. "We cannot
prevent breast cancer," said a
spokesman for the organization,
"but we can reduce the number of
deaths through early detection and
treatment."
The three most important
aspects of .breast cancer, detection
are:
regular self-breast exams;
annual breast exams by your
healthcare professional;
yearly mammograms after the
age of 40.
"If you have a strong family
history, your healthcare
professional may decide you need
to start annual mammograms
earlier."
The statistics are sobering:
One out of every eight women
in the United States will get breast
cancer;
More than 211,000 cases were
detected last year;
The incidence of breast cancer
is increasing;
Breast cancer is the number
two cause of death among all
women;
Breast cancer is the leading
cause of death among women in
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Statistics also show that one. iri
five women diagnosed with breast
cancer will die from the disease?
But the ACS wishes to focusonl
the advances which have beer
made.
"Mammograms can identify
cancer as much as 27 months
before symptoms such as a lumlp
appear clinically. This earlier
detection allows for treatment that
improves survival rates by_ as
much as 96 percent."
Further, Doctors' .Memorial
Hospital (DMH) reminds that it
has added new CAD (Computer-
Aided-Detection) technology to its
mammogram and ultrasound
capabilities. "CAD aids in earlier
detection of lesions ,on
mammograms by analyzing and
calling attention to areas on the
films that contain features
associated with cancer. This
provides a second pair of eyes
allowing the radiologist to report
positive findings earlier than ever
before."
'Both ACS and DMH remind
women in the community that "a
mammogram is something you
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Letters to the Editor


-Editor's Note! It is the policy of this
.espaper .to run the names of all
those arrested and booked in the
Taylor County Jail. All those listed
below have been charged with a
crime, but are considered innocent
until proven guilty.
Sept. 25:
Robert Loren Brown, 43, 401 SE
4th Street, Deerfield Beach, DWLS
(.hbitual), Lt. Welch, TCSO.
..Elizabeth Walker, 34, 424 NW
21 Terrance, Ft. Lauderdale, VOP
(forgery), Lt. Welch, TCSO.
Sept. 26: "
*.Richard Edwin Cain,53,"1360 ,
Mt.-: Gilead:" Church "Road;,
Greenville, domestic battery, Dep.
Giacomucci, TCSO.
Sept. 28:
`-Kesha Marie Faircloth, 27, 5710
U.S. Hwy. 221, VOP (forgery,
uttering a forgery), Ptl. Shaw, PPD.
...Frank Ed Mohundro, 27, 704
West Veterans Drive, DWLS/R, .
PtL Shaw, PPD.
.:..Billy Ray Agner, 23, expired tag
(oxet six months),, Ptl. Gorby,
PPD: .
Sept. 29:
.Sara L. Stephens. 60, P. 0. Box,
2061 Beach. Road, possession of
cocaine, Ptl. Deeson, PPD
--Robert.Owen Kellfo. 38, P. 0.
B.ox. 1174, possession of drug
paraphernalia,; Dep. Gibson,
TCSO.
'Freddy Odell Cockerham, 33,
HOI" South Orange Street, FTA
(warrant), Dep. Gulbrandsen,
T.CSO.
;. Janita A. Lockett, 24, 2785
Byron Butler Parkway, battery,
blep.e Burford, TCSO..
..Kevin Lorenzo Britt, 36, 106
Matador Drive, FTA for expired
tEig. (over six months iI .Trp.
Sii.yinios, FHiP.
amela Ann. Strickland, 43,
1"388 Pompano Place, possession
of.cocaine, Ptl. Franklin, PPD.
Sept. 30:
-R(andy J. Thomas, 20, 1565
B-eiiard. Johnson Road, FTA
f(F ifery, petit theft, grand theft
.itotr vehicle), Dep. Thompson,
TCSO. ...
7iatrick Franklin, 29, 709 West
ClfiiTrch Stree.t trespass; after
warning Pil. Norris. PPD.
7 Robert Bradle\ Cruse. 2S, 2051


Shelton Edwards Road, DUI, Trp.
Kennard, FHP.
Jason Delbert Quiett, 22, 1112
Granger Drive, VOP for
possession of cocaine, Dep.
Hawkins, TCSO.
William Russell Garner Jr., 34,
23024 Stinnett Hollow Road,
Athens, Ala., FTA, forgery,
uttering a forgery, grand theft, Sgt.
Murphy, TCSO.
Johnnie Glass, 65, 812 Granger
Drive, DWLS (knowingly), Ptl.,
Norris, PPD.
Oct. 1:
Jermiah Robinson Jr., 24, 1300
SW Martin Luther Drive, Madison,
domestic violence, aggravated
battery, VOP (resisting with
violence), Ptl. Johnson, PPD.
Oct. 2:
Dawn M. Couey, 30, 2665
Bernard Johnson Road, VOP
(credit card fraud), Off. Thomas,
DOC.
Joshua Omar Harris, 19, 118
Joanne Street, VOP/Battery, Dep.
Upshaw, TCSO.
Joey Sadler, 40, 505 West Leon
Street, order to take into custody,
Dep. Hersberger, TCSO.
Oct. 3:
Martin Dennis Nobles, 30, 120
Walter Smith Road, DWLS, Ptl.
Shaw, PPD.
Iris Marie Jacobs, 41, 207 West
Folsom Street, expired drivers
license more than four months, Ptl.
Curry, PPD.
Marshal Jerome Flowers, 28,
509 East Bay Street, VOP for DUI,
Dep. Cruse, TCSO.
Matthew. Ashley Maxwell, 22,
1925 SW CR 360A, Madison,
VOP for sale of cocaine, Trp.
Cherry, FHP.
James Dean Lawson, 28, 2496
Golf Course Road, VOP for child
abuse, Dep. Hawkins, TCSO.
Kimberly Matthews,, 19, 259
Millinor Road, VOP (fleeing and
eluding), escape, resisting arrest
without violence, Ptl. Shaw, PPD.
Christina L. Weaver, ,24, 117
Warner Avenue, VOP (possession
of drug paraphernalia, DWLS), Ptl.
Franklin, PPD.
James Kelly Cruce, 19, 159
Millinor Road, VOP (trespass of an
unoccupied conveyance), Ptl.
Shaw, PPD.


Oct. 4:
Franklin Joseph Adkins. 18,
1752 Dulin Lane, possession of
alcohol by person under 21, giving
false name or identity. Ptl. Shaw.
PPD.
Ronell Walker Jr., 20, 404 North
Washington Street. DWLS, Dep.
McKenzie, TCSO.
Lisa Nicole Curfman, 19, 12755


Warrior Creek Road, possession of
drug paraphernalia, possession of
less than 20() grams cannabis, Ptl.
Shaw, PPD.
Oct. 5:
Stacey L. Maggard, 32, 249
Agner Acres, possession of
cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia, Dep. Hawkins,
TCSO.


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Forests


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S\hen the people ofTaylor Counry first came together 51
Syea rs ago [t promote forest fire prevention with the Pine
Tre. e Festival, thev did so ro protect the natural resources
around them that provided the lifeblood of their.
com'm u ni.-y.
Facing one of the worst records in the country for forps-- -
Cires. within a decade Taylor Counry had improved to .ne,
of the best, prompting the governor to declare us :t.i- -
"Forest Capital of the South." -
Today. we continue the tradition of taking time each 'ear
So celebrate our forests while honoring the men -sm '
.. women who spend their lives protecting them as well'.a"
the private land owners and businesses who preserve-. .

S almost every family in our community is af ected in_.a ., -
posirive ,\av by the forest industry. Even if individtdls -
"' don't work directly in the induscrs, the economic
benefits circulate throughout our county.
.^: -.-'j,, Forestry is the ,eprtnlagesr industry is teState ofr e
1 Florida--he lIargi'gricultural indus.ry--and- -.
.provides thousands jl'obs just within our counnn's-'
borde's. ...' .
-ere "eav"y Our area's con. iment ,to our. fo
not o e anrd QCIs showcased this ith the -selectiori" F
Rick Ovcrn0aN Coilint fore ser ,v Wright as thd
ons, Oane Forestry Assoch 2006 "Foresti
Year" afor his ou a .
accomplishments in
of Forest Edu cation.
In addition, Forest
Jason Long frmg;.
received the. ,i Flo 1 irid a a E
Firefighters- As.sociario: .
2006 'Forestry Firfghter of
the Year" award for savinmgaj
woman s life followi-ng.a
Hurricane Katrina
lMississippi.
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accomprishrnents:. a d the M6V
dav-to-day endeav0& o: everyone mInvoinn Th .
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Festival, would like to inv rFyo to join ,s as w-c :
"Forests For Us."
As you stroll through FoW api...k o
Oct. 28,.you will 'be, -ble tchc S1 '
competitits, ,e .
and peruse edua t ".
ForestrY.. .
Be sure to take time to bhr x the many&
stop by the Cracker Homrnest.or .astoryor,
a ride at the car ; a..h to eat or ship9
and listen to the muiisic. -. "-
All the while you wil% be under the pines whichIbrj.
together year after year. En 'ot ourselves .and ift'as
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Allison Kreiger, Miss Florida
2006, will make a special guest
appearance during the 51st annual
Florida Forest Festival.
On Friday, Oct. 27, she will be
on hand for downtown festivities,
which include the Great Bed Race,
Country Kitchen bake-off and
Gaslight Parade.
On Saturday, Oct. 28, Kreiger
will take part in the King Tree
Parade and will perform on the
main stage at Forest Capital
Park.
Her appearance is being
sponsored by Timberland Ford of
Perry.
Kreiger is a cum laude graduate
of the University of Florida with a
degree in public relations. Her
scholastic honors included Mortar
Board; Omicron Delta Kappa;
Golden Key International Honor
Society;. Chancellor's List; Phi
Sigma Theta Honor Society; Alpha
Lambda Delta; Phi Eta Sigma; and
the National Society of Collegiate
Scholars.!
Her leadership roles included the
honor of being named the 2004-05
captain of the University of Florida
Gatorettes, a competitive and
performance twirling team. She
was a Gatorette team member
during her UF collegiate career
(2001-05).
Kreiger was elected.to serve ;as a
UF Student Government senator;
national coordinator :and
spokesperson for National Eating
Disorders Awareness Week;
organizer of Body Acceptance
Week on the UF campus; and a
member of the Delta Delta Delta
Sorority,
She was the recipient of the
2005 Susan B. Anthony Award,,
annually bestowed by the Division
of -Student Affairs to one
University of Florida student who
promotes opportunities, rights and
the advancement of women.
She was a top 10 finalist for
,MTV.'s I "Choose ,,or Lose"
scholarship competition and had
the honor pf being named Miss
University o? Florida 2002..
In July 2006, Kreiger was'
selected as one of 24 finalists from
a field of 1,000 nominees for the


2006 www.eWomenNetwork.com
Emerging Leaders International
Femtor Award presented in Dallas,
Texas.
She is the president/founder of
H.O.P.E.--Helping Other People
Eat. H.O.P.E. is focused on the
prevention and awareness of eating
disorders.
The organization strives to
educate all age groups on the
warning signs, symptoms and side
effects that accompany eating
disorders.
A native of Florida, Allison was
born July 8, 1983, in Fort Myers,
to parents Deborah and Kim
Robert Kreiger.
Her mother was a national
twirling champion and first
officially introduced the baton to
Kreiger at the age of five.
She competed in twirling
competitions throughout her
childhood, pre-teen, teenage and


young adult years winning such
titles and awards as Open World
two-baton champion; Top 6 Grand
National Finalist; Miss Majorette
of the Southeast for five
consecutive years; Miss Twirl
Mania; numerous state and
regional titles.
During her high school years in
Orlando, Kreiger was selected as a
United States twirling ambassador
to Peru, performed in the St.
Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin,
Ireland, and twirled at Pearl
Harbor on the 4th of July.
In her senior year of high school,
she won a prize package valued at
$5,000 as Ed McMahon's "Next
Big Star."
Kreiger has earned
approximately $36,000 in
scholarships during the years she
competed for the title of Miss
Florida. She said she received "the
very best birthday present ever"


Miss Florida Allison Kreiger
when, representing the Miss
Miami Scholarship Pageant, she
won the 2006 Miss Florida title
on her' 23rd birthday, July 8,
2006.
In addition to being named Miss
Florida, Kreiger was the recipient
of the Overall Interview Award and
won both the state and MisS
America award for community'
service.


Miss Florida 2005 Mari Wilensky, who appeared at the 50th annual Florida Forest
Festival, crowns her successor, Miss Florida 2006 Allison Kreiger, during ceremonies held
in June. Kreiger will ;be a special guest at this year's festival, making part in the King Tree
Parade and park activities.


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Family & Consumer Sciences
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.:- t Governor declares
Taylor County .
I -- --- "Forest Capital of .
1956 ,r i, i ,,rj HJ 1959 t.,, i,.,: .. 1961 i .... ,, the South" 1966 ,,t.- ,, ,,i,
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51 Years


The first Little
King and Queen
1970 ,. ir u.j i' .r 1973 1,1. i I,r, -, competition is held
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1956
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Tree Festival is


held in Per


1966
The Pine Tree
Festival becomes
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1973
Forest Capital
State Museum
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Taylor County's
Moon Tree, from .
a seed which ;
flew with Apolo 1981
MIV, is planted er
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S. Whiddon homestead remains


An artist's rendering rhade in 1971 shows what organizers expected the "Cracker Complex"
to look like. Taylor County Parks Development Authority Chairman Jim Southerland announced
the new complex at the Florida Forest Festival.



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By MARK VIOLA
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When Wiley Washington
Whiddon built his home in the
wilds of Taylor County in 1864, he
had no idea that a century later the,
building would become, the focal
point of a local and state effort to
create Florida's. first museum
dedicated to forestry.
Whiddon was born in Tattnall
County, 'Ga., in 1816 and married
Sarah DeCausey and many of their
Descendants still live here todai
After Gov. Hayden Burns
declared Taylor County the "Tree
Capital of the South" in 1965,
plans were hatched to create a
complex dedicated to the, history
and promotion of forestry and the
forests of Florida.,
Jim Southerland,. chairman of
the Taylor County Development
Authority, spearheaded the
project, but funding did not appear
until 1971 when the state cabinet
allocated $120,000 for the project.
. The development authority
donated the land that is now Forest
Capital State Park. At the time, it
was part of the airport complex.
The idea sparked many in


Taylor County, both individuals
and businesses, to I donate
materials, artifacts and money to
help bring the museum to fruition,
. raising an additional $30,000.'
Later that year, Grace. Gibson,
widow' of State Senator L. P.
Gibson, donated "the Whiddon
homestead, located approxijmaiel)
15 miles west of Perry, for a
"Cracker Complex" at the
museum.
The house has tworooms
separated by a breezeway. Porches
run the front and back of its. 60-
foot length.
One of the biggest donations to
follow the homestead was 5,000
board feet of "pecky" cypress t6 be
used for the interior *ot the
museum as well as "shake"
shingles for the homestead from
Glenn Loughridge and [ahidl..
Other donations included a' one-
horse plow, a cotton seed planter
and 'a grindstone front .Charles
Mincey,
When it came time to mo\e the
homestead in 1972,1 -he roof,
porches and chimneys %ere
removed to facilitate the Irarisport.
The home was loaded onto a flat


bed truck, and using back roads to '
avoid the highways, the crew soon
delivered it to its new home.
The park was officially
dedicated during the 1972 Florida
Forest Festival with Lt. Governor
Tom Adams and Secretary of State
Dick Stone officiating.
. Construction began' soon
thereafter on the museum portion
of the complex, but money dried.
up for the restoration of the
homestead. The project was also
delayed for several months as the
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Exhibits Division of the Florida
Department of Natural Resources
moved its offices from Gainesville
to Tallahassee.
Meanwhile, the Taylor County
School Board, which had recently
closed its own "cracker complex"
at Hampton Springs, donated an
1880s corn crib. The structure had
been built by Jake E. Green, who
lived about nine miles from the
original Whiddon homestead.


The corn crib was also moved to
the site and was added to the
growing collection of structures at
the'site, including a cane grinder
and barn.
It didn't take long for the
residents of Taylor County to
come through again and soon the
project was moving forward.
While it took several.more years
to finish the restoration of the
homestead, by 1978, the complex


was finished and the dream of so
many had come true.
One-hundred and forty-two
years after Wiley Washington
Whiddon built his home and 35
years after the project was
officially announced, Forest
Capital State Museum and the
cracker homestead are still an
important part of Florida's forestry
industry and Taylor County's long
and storied history.


Taylor County pioneers made their own


Editor's Note: The following article
* was published in -the Perry News-
Herald Oct. 12,1972, on the eve of the
official- dedication of the Cracker
Homestead during the Forest Festival.
The deeply forested acres of
North Florida were a challenge to
the new settlers. who started
moving in once the land was free
of Spanish, so they came by groups
or one family alone to settle in this
territory and they brought with
them the "know how" to live and
"to make do."
> What is now Taylor County held
within its border's the supreme


challenge of the frontier. There-
were forests, swamps, creeks and
choice hammocks. It was around
these areas that most settled.
They cleared the land of virgin
pine, and tilled the soil... raising
crops they knew from other parts
of the country.
The Florida Museum of Forestry
and Cultural Center, the first of its'
kind in the southeast, will
graphically depict the early land,
the importance of. forestry today
and the plans for,ton.irrow. Along
with that, in the Pioneer Complex,
with the 109-year-old Whiddon


homestead as a focal point,
everyday life will be recreated.
In the early days, the farmers
raised cotton along with 'many
other crops that they had
experience with from other areas.
They kept their axes sharp to
clear the land for planting, and to
fell the trees for housing and for
fuel.
The wives shared along with
their men the rigors of those days.
They made their clothes, even to
,spinning the yam, and prepared
filling meals for the men's arduous
work.


The cracker homestead was built in 1864 by Wiley Washington Whiddon approximately 15
miles west of Perry. Shown above is the homestead in its original location before it was moved
to its present home at Forest Capital State Park.


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Logger of the ear



Cooper to lead King Tree Parade


Wayne Cooper (center), Florida's 2006 Logger of the Year, and his employees harvest
timber in and around DeSoto County.


Forest Ranger



of the Year


Taylor ranger takes top honor
For his service to Taylor County county school system with both
and his commitment to public interactive classroom experiences
education, Taylor County forest and, field trips that introduce
ranger Billy Wright with the them to almost every aspect
Flbrida Division of Forestry of forestry, including history,
(DOF) has been named the Florida land management, fire prevention,
Forestry Association's 2006 Forest prescribed burning and wildlife,"
Ranger of the Year. forestry association representative
Wright, who has been with the Erin Glover said.
DOF for more than 28 years, was "He is also the creator of some
presented the award during significant and useful historical
ceremonies held at the forestry documentation on forestry in
association's annual meeting, held Florida. His: work includes 'A
in September. Photographic History of. Forest-
He was chosen from a slate of Fire Fighting Equipment in
nominees from across the state. Florida,' 'A Photographic History
"Ranger Billy Wright knows the of the Florida Division of Forestry'
value of outreach and education. and numerous wooden display
Every year, Wright makes a point boards featuring Florida's 'forest
to reach every fifth-grader in the history that are' regularly used at


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_ipelm a1'.nr' d tin e niike, Aurc thaji hi,'eniplo'- ce are
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I e ~i~pcni1'ii.; and t'.lIi"t inc all I that may
He i al'j' 'en~iiw. vto en ji'nimonijl conditions. jrnd
if .ar'i', iluestionii ji i he ',eck'. rectiimiendatin,irifro m
Uppriipriate eci' roi'nimr'irl eie .he id.


For Cooper. safety, is a foremost concern He insists -
o.n regular f.jetI\ meetings. and he requires that
empl"cce- -.ear proper safety gear and be aware-of
,urrouiidinkr conditions at all times ,
'Equipment ts maintained on a regular basis.-and -
recordJ are careful kept. \Ve maintain a drug-free- .
workplace. and sponsor American Heart Associaion --
Fir s Aid and CPR cla:ses for our employees," he said.
Potenual employees are Lhoroughl. ealuated to- -
assure iheN hate the medical history and ability. to -.
perform a ,job safel. .._-
The Florida Forestry Associauon is the only -
stateide non-profit trade organizauon representing ---
the interests of landow ners. loggers. foresters and-the- -
forest products industry in Florida. With total sale& -
exceeding $16.6 billion. Florida's highest valued:
agricultural product is trees. The Florida .forest
economy\ generates o'er 133.000 jobs and contribautes-.-
sianificantly to the recreation and tounsm businesses.


Williams Timber, Inc.


Bill Wright
the Florida Forestry Discovery
Center at .the Florida State Fair in
Tampa."
In addition to his outreach
activities, Wright is also an
extremely, knowledgeable and
skilled wildland firefighter
with more than 26 years of
experience. He also actively assists
the Taylor County forester with
landowner assistance in various
capacities..


- Forestry Firefighter of the Year-


Long honored for humanitarian acts


Forest Ranger Jason Long, 33,
from Lafayette County, who also
works this district, has been
named 2006 Forestry Firefighter of
the; Year by the Florida State
Firefighters Association.
On Sept. 13, 2005, Long was
working .at the Save-A-Center
POD which was located in
downtown Waveland, Miss., after
Hurricane Katrina struck.
Long was directing the traffic as
vehicles entered the line to receive
ice, food and water. IWhile
performing this function it is preiti
common to engage in conversation
as |the locals were ever eagerly
j seeking news and voicing their
S appreciation to those who had
.t imne to assist them in their time of
need.
Such was the case when a lady
.vas pulling through the line and
S poke a few words to Long. After
their conversation, Long asked the
Snoman to pull her car to the side,
Fbeause he was concerned for her
safety.
- Long discovered that the lady, in


the past month, had been notified
that her son, who. was serving in
Iraq, was killed in action. In
addition, Katrina had demolished
her home and everything in.it and
she now had nothing.
She told Long that she could not


Jason Long


Future Farmers of

America State Champs


Plant City team wins


state championship
-The 2006 Future Farmers. of America (FFA) State Forestry Field Day
was held at Forest Capital State. Park Thursday, Oct. 19, and Friday,
Oct. 20. .
Eleven senior FFA Chapters, each representing the best in their district,
competed for the state championship, with the senior team from Plant City
taking home the title.
Participating senior chapters included: Charlotte, Baker County, Timber
Creek, South Lake, Moore Haven, Kathleen, Blountstown, Deland,
Vrnon and Ft. White;
Six middle school chapters also competed: Altha, Buddy Taylor,
Clermont, Ft. White, Stambaugh and Turkey Creek,
Students competed both as individuals and as teams in six events related
to forestry.
The General Knowledge Test consisted of 50 objective multiple-choice
questions. This part of the contest tested the contestants' knowledge and
understanding of basic principles of forestry.
SThe Dendrology (Tree Identification) Event required the contestants to
identify by common name (correctly spelled and matched to the correct
scientific name) 20 specimens from a list of 50 tree species. Specimens
included cut samples, potted samples, or standing trees near the
Dendrology site.


take it any longer and she was
going to ,commit suicide. Long
immediately contacted- the POD
manager and the call for assistance
was initiated' to get_ medical
assistance for the lady. '
Assistance arrived and the lady
was' taken to a nearby medical
facility where she received
treatment consisting of counseling
and medication.
The very. next day, the lady
showed up at the POD and took
Long to the side and thanked him
for everything that he had done
which ultimately saved her
life.
Though Long went to Hancock
County to give out ice, water and
food to those in need, he
recognized a greater opportunity to
give someone one more chance'in
life.
And it was for his humanitarian
acts that Long won this prestigious
award.
Long will take part in the Florida
Forest Festival King Tree Parade,
riding alongside Smokey Bear.



Heritage


-luncheon

Retirees honored
Area forest industry retirees
will be saluted at the 9th annual
Heritage, Luncheon on
,' Thursday, Oct. 26, at 12 noon.
The lunch is sponsored by the
Florida Forest Festival, and
Foley Timber and Land
Company. The Division of.
Forestry will also contribute to
the event by displaying a
collection of local historic
pictures.
Invitations have been
extended to approximately 80
individuals (and spouses). "It is
a special occasion to preserve
and appreciate the heritage of
the forest industry in our county
and the surrounding area," said
Ray Whitfield, event chairman.
: For more information, please
call Foley Timber and Land at
(850) 838-2200.


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Junior Miss 2006


Tedder receives title during formal ceremonies Oct.


Jennifer Sharon Tedder, 17, \\as
named Taylor County's 2006
-Junior Miss during ceremonies
held Oct. 7 and will preside over
this week's Florida Forest Festival


celebration.
Joining her on the honor court
are Jamie Nicole Jacobson, first
runner-up, and Brooke Michelle
Granthum, second runner-up.


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
Jacobson; and Granthum is the
daughter of Tommy and Terrie
Granthum.
The Jr. Miss program was 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
received the "Be Your Best Self"
Essay Award and the Fitness
Award (Group B). Jacobson took
home two additional individual
awards, for talent and self-
expression. Granthum earned the
scholastic and fitness (group A)
awards.
Laura Van Blaricum, the
daughter of Joe and Dottie Van
Blaricum, was presented the
"Spirit of Jr. Miss" award, which is
voted on by the candidates
themselves.
The Community Service Award
went to Jessica Brock, the daughter
of Joe Brock and Lindy Brock.
Also showcasing their spirit and
talent for, the program were
candidates Shamanda Ridgeway,
Patricia Davis, Renee Durham,


Ashley Scott, Crystal Moody,
Jennifer Robinson, Christian
Wigglesworth and Kristen
Stephens.
Special entertainment for the
program included performances
from 2005 Jr. Miss Allison Bassett
and 2005 talent award winner and
first runner-up Cianna Reaves.
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 hee earlier this year.
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 dnes (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.
Some $6,150 in scholarships
was awarded to the winners.


Florida Forest Festival Junior Miss Jennifer Tedder


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(Top photo) Junior Miss first runner-up Jamie Nicole
Jacobson, left, and Brooke Micnelle Granthum, second
runner-up, (Bottom ;ein Spirit of Junior Miss award
winner Laura Van Blaricum. Boltom right) Community
Service award Winner Jessica Brock.


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Carol Smith
1957
Elizabeth Blume
1958
Judy Warren
1959
Martha Carter
1960
Wanda Morgan
1961
Hazel Redd
1962
Mildred Hendry
1963
Suzanne Redmon
1964
Marie McMillan


1965
Ann Williamson,
1966
Mary K. Brillhar
1967
Mary Clark
1968
Ann Massey
1969
Reba McDaniel
1970
Martha Lott ,
1971
Georgia Puckett
1972
Kay Griner
1973
Sheryl Moore


1974
Susan Spradley
1975
Pam Ferrell
1976
Carol Fife
1977
Charise Williams
1978
Kathleen Woodward
1979
Jogie Brown
1980
,Diane Hagan
1981
Thalia Karakitsios'
1982
Connie Wentworth


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Aimee Eckel
1984
Kathy Archer
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Denise Lewis
1986
Beth Davis
1987
Cindy Chasteen
1988
Mina
Krishnamurthy
1989
Allison Kinsey
1990
Jennifer
McGlocklin


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Lori Cannon
1992
Shelly Ferguson
1993
Angie Bradshaw
1994
Christy Massey
1995
Callie Whitfield
1996
Emily Murphy
1997
Nimi Patel
1998
Lydia Veal
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Cub Scout Breakfast, First Baptist Church, 7:00 a.m.
Arts & Crafts Show, 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, Chris Curles and The Dry County Band,
The Return, Karaoke Competition
Storytelling in the Pines -Loader Competition ~ Carnival;
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King Tree Parade rolls at 10!


.Everybody loves a parade and
the 51st annual Florida Forest
Festival promises fun for all
ages...from marching !bands to


beauty queens and even a horse
riding in a car!
More than 100 parade entries
will roll down Jefferson Street,


lead by the "Pride of Taylor" high
school band. The parade, which
begins at City Park, starts at 10
a.m.
Featured floats include Taylor
County Jr. Miss Jennifer Tedder
and court, Little King Coby
Brannen and Little Queen Haleigh
LaValle.
A host of dignitaries, including
Congressman Allen Boyd and
several political candidates, will
take part in the parade. Also in the
line-up will be the Springtime


Tallahassee royalty, the
Tallahassee Pipe Band, the
OSCAReading bus, Mr. and Mrs.
Tourist 2006, Smokey Bear, cadets
from the Florida Youth Challenge
Academy and VFW members.
Local law enforcement and
emergency vehicles, with sirens
blaring, will roll down Jefferson,
along with antique cars mud
bogging trucks and clowns galore.
Visiting queens, Shriners and a
ponvoy of log trucks will also
share the spotlight.


-*: ake way for Model A's!

Gaslight parade, antique

car show set Oct. 27-28
-The annual Antique !Car Show will roar into the 51th annual Florida
Forest-Festiv.al, as Vintage car owners have a chance to showcase their
rides in the King Tree Parade, as well as compete for trophies in 20
different classes.
-3-he-show will be held at Forest Capital Park Saturday, 'Oct. 28
beginning at 1:30 p.m.4 but car owners will have the chance to show off
.iheir'ehicles during tle Gaslight Parade, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21,
beginning at dark, just after the annual bed races in downtown Perry.
.Registration will be held for the Saturday show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
aiid judging will take' place at 1:30 p.m. An awards presentation will
fellow at 4 p.m.
'First and second-place trophies will be awarded in all 20 classes and
dash plaques \\ ill be distributed for the first 100 entries.
-_Registjraiin fee is 117 in advance and $20 day of the show. For more
initor.atlon, contact Tyson Hill at 843-0034.
entrants may receivJ trophies in the following divisions:.
--Production stOck--1900-34: Mopar-all-through 2006;
SProduction stock--1935-48: Street rod--1900-48;
Production stock-- 949-72; Street machine--1949-06;
Production stock--1973-04; Muscle car--1964-72;
Chev\ --all-I1955-57:; Custom-all--through 2006;
SCon ene-- 1953-061 Truck-all--1900-06;
-.-eCorvette (modified)--1953-06; 4x4 all--through 1999;
-Ca raro/Firebird--1967-06; Special interest VW-all
*. Mustang-all--1964L69; through 2006; and
T Mustang-all--1970h06; Special interest-all
7. Tlhnderbird--1955-72; through 2006.
"really want to give a special thanks to this year's sponsor,
Metfrvation," said Hill. "Without our sponsors, this event would not be as
succe-ssful each 'year as it is."
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specializes in refurbishing antique cars.

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While many lesser known
groups have attempted to emulate
the Beatles, fans won't have to
squint their eyes at a Return
concert to travel back in time. In
fact, they just might believe it's
1964 and you're sitting in the
original CBS Ed Sullivan Theatre
or even Shea Stadium.
Each member of The Return
bears an uncanny resemblance to
his original counterpart: the
peculiar stance Lennon took in
front of a microphone, the way
Harrison strapped on his
Gretsch Country Gentleman


Return brings exceptional musical
and vocal skills to each
performance.
Every detail from The Beatles'
early live performance years has
been studied and carefully
recreated. From the mop-top
haircuts and English tailored suits,
to the actual instruments and stage
equipment, The Return's
authenticity gives new audiences
and many older fans a performance
unlike any they have ever
witnessed.
So ; realistic are their
performances. The Return, gaining


R guitar, the famous head bounce national recognition, was invited
n il,< Ringo used to kept time and even a to appear on the ABC network "j-S l'
left handed McCartney on an television, show Good Morning
The Return performs in Atlanta, Ga. original Hofner violin bass. The America. The band has also played at venues in the United Kingdom.



2004 'Entertainer of the Year' to perform festival day

Chris Curles of Jacksonville to play the bass guitar. At 10, he 2000. He returned to Tallahassee to perform for an audience. regular basis. He plays a variety of ;. : '
makes his return to Perry Saturday had his first experience in a complete his degree at Florida "He had always been a little shy instruments and brings a ,
and.he's bringing the Dry County recording studio and after the State University. when it came to performing in combination of a traditional, yet .


Band with him.
Curles' mother played piano and
his father played guitar as well as
sang in a southern gospel band, so
it was little surprise that he would
have musical ability of his own.
When Curles was four years old,
his father began teaching him how


record was released, the group
performed several shows around
Florida promoting it..
Chris sang in church during his
teen years, but did not find his true
passion for performing until he
completed his baseball scholarship
at Thomas University in May of


One night, after listening to a
local artist, he decided he had
found what he wanted to do. That
same night, without any gigs in
line, and no thought of what he was
doing, he maxed out his credit card
to buy every piece of musical
equipment he would need to


front of others," his parents said, so
spending this large amount of
money did not sit well with them at
first. After watching him perform,
however, they realized that this
was a dream worth pursuing.
Curles now plays in bars and
clubs around the southeast on a


modem sound, to the music that he
sings. "
His influences include Randy
Travis, Kenny Chesney, Brad
Paisley, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith,
Creed and Matchbox 20.
One of Curles' most memorable
accomplishments, he said, was
being named the 2004 Florida
Entertainer of the Year at the 49th
annual Florida Forest Festii al.
The Dr\ County Band is a
countru/rock band current oui ot
Tallahassce and play. venue. frorn
Atlanta to Orlando. After breaking
out in fall of 2005 the band has
been bus\ eter since.


Chris Curies


Karaoke finalists
The finals for the Florida Forest Festival Talent Showcase and Karaoke Competition will cap off festival day's entertainment
line-up. More than 30 competed during preliminaries held Friday, Sept. 22, at the Perry .Elks Lodge. The finals are set to
begin Saturday at approximately 4 p.m. on the main entertainment stage. The 15. finalists are: (front row, I to r) Alanna
Layton, Sheena McDonald, Brittany Sadler, Summer McKay, Karen Carter, Sarah M!cKay, Amanda Shadrick; (back row, I to r)
Loretta Morgan, Laura L. Sadler, Rex Roberts, George Schwender, Lee Ellison, Brenda Blanton, Dusty Green and Adam
Brook.



Volunteer pilots to give youth



a chance to 'take to the skies'


Area young people ages eight to
17 will have a chance to take to the
skies forfree Saturday, Oct. 28, as
the Experimental Aircraft
Association (EAA) Chapter 445 of
Tallahassee hosts a Young Eagles
Flight Rally at the Perry-Foley
Airport in conjunction with the
Florida Forest Festival.


: The rally is part of the EAA
Young Eagles Program, created to
interest young people in aviation.
Since the program was launched in
1992, volunteer EAA pilots have
flown more than. 1.2 million young
people in more than 90 countries.
"Free airplanes rides are just part
of the Flight Rally," said Danny
Dobson, a spokesman for the
event. "We hope to build one-on-
one relationships between the
pilots and .young people, giving a
new gieerpationa chance to learn
more about the possibilities (hat


exist in the world of aviation."
Pilots at' the event will also
explain more about "their aircraft
allowing young people to discover
how airplanes work and how pilots
ensure safety is the prime concern
before every flight.
Following the flight, each young
person will receive a certificate
making them an official Young
Eagle. Their name will then be
added into the "World's Largest
Logbook," which is on permanent
display at the EAA Air Adventure
Museum in Oshkosh, Wis. The
logbook is also accessible online at
www.youngeagles.org.
Each pilot volunteers his or her
time so the flights can be provided
free of charge.
Those attending the rally are
asked to come to the new terminal
building at the Perry-Foley
Airport, beginning at 9:30 a.m. to
check-in or register for their flight.
Registration can be done the
morning of the event, but to be
assured a ride, pre-registration is
preferred, Dobson said. All young
people ages eight to 17 who wish
to participate will need a parent or
guardian to complete and sign the
required forms.
Applications and brochures may
be picked up at the airport terminal
or,at the festival office located in
the Chamber of Commerce.
i Flights, will run from 9:30 a.m..


until 2:30 p.m., weather
permitting.
Additional information about


EAA can be found at www.eaa.org
or the Young Eagles program at
www.youngeagles.com.


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Those planning to attend the
the new terminal building
beginning at 9:30 a.m. to
flight.


The Albany Marine performs in front of the stage at last
year's 50th Florida Forest Festival.

Albany Marine Bandi


makes its own return
The Albany Marine Band returns to the Florida Forest Festi, al after
entertaining the crowd last year with a patriotic collection of tunes:.
Formed in 1990, the Albany Marine Band became one of only 12
bands throughout the Marine Corps. Stationed at the Marine Corps.
Logistics Base in Albany. Ga., the band of 50 Marines travels
throughout the United States and internationally to fulfill its mission
of serving as musical ambassadors. pro hiding music for military
ceremonies. community celebrauons, recruiting programs and official:-
e\ents. Although this band primarily serves as a ceremonial ensemble,
the band also performs as a marching band. concert band, brass and
woodwind quintets, jazz combo, show band and Dixieland band.
In December of 2003, the Albany Marine Band was awarded the :
distinguished "Commander tn Chief Installation Excellence Award."
Signed by the Secretary of Defense. this award recognized the
members of the Albany Marine Band for their pride and commitment
in performing their duties.
In 2005. the band traveled more than 76.000 miles to perform over
220 commitments in locations such as Parris Island. S.C.. New
Orleans, La., Stamford, Conn., Cedar Falls, Iowa. Canton. Ohio. and
West Liberty, Ky. The Albany Marine Band performed for more than
five million people worldwide including those in attendance at the
50th annual Florida Forest Festival.
With music as their primary mission, all Marines in the band are
selected b\ audition and must maintain a high level of instrumental
proficiency. Additionally, with the Marine Corps tradition of "eery .
Marine a rifleman." all Marines in the band are fully trained to fulfill
their secondary mission of bearing aims in the defense of our nation.:.
Above and beyond their musical and military roles, each Marine has"-
.supplementary administrative responsibilities withinn the band to-
support the unit's high operauonal tempo. -
Marine Corps bands are composed of men and women w\ho are the
proud bearers of a heritage dating back to the whistling fifes and..:
rolling drums of the first Marine musicians in 1775. A long-standing.
tradition of excellence and service to Corps and country is their
legacy, and it is one which they w illingly embrace. The\ are the tfe,i
the proud. the Marines!


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The (wood) chips will fly...at annual

chainsaw, crosscut saw competition


The Florida Forest Festival
chainsaw competition always
draws fierce competition from Big
Bend loggers and event chairman


John Fish said this year should be
"bigger and better than ever."
The event will be held in the
southeast corner of the old Armory,


The chainsaw competition begins at 1-30 p.m., Saturday.


next to the log loader
competition.
Registration will be held from 11
a.m. until 1 p.m. No entries will be
accepted after the deadline.
Competition will begin promptly
at 1:30 p.m. with cross-cut events
being held first, followed by the
chainsaw events.
Entrants must be at least 18
years of age and amateurs .will be
allowed to compete.
Men's and women's categories
for all saw events will be held with
mixed pairs (Jack and Jill)
categories included for the cross-
cut event.
Safety equipment will be
provided and must be worn by all
competitors. Participants must also
use the saws provided.
The best time in each chainsaw
event wins a new chainsaw.
Other prizes includes plaques
and cash.
The event is being sponsored by
the Florida Forest Festival, Mims
Power Center Inc., Taco Saw and
Equipment, Pioneer Machinery
Inc. and Roberts Lumber
Company.
The event is being held in
conjunction with the Florida
Division of Forestry and Buckeye
Florida.


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Loader competition calls for


skill, speed...and a little luck
"It is a competition of speed and The "loader competition" was placed- over the ground.
skill. And a little luck doesn't hurt," added to the list of festival-day Contestants will be required to
says Gary Brett, organizer of this events several years ago in an 1miove five wooden blocks (small
year's Florida Forest Festival attempt to re-focus the Florida sections of logs) from one grid to
"loader competition." Forest Festival on its 'forestry another and back with penalties for
The competition features cash roots., tipping over or dropping a block.
prizes and trophies and three Using knuckle-boom loaders Participants can sign-up to
different loader styles provided by provided by local heavy equipment compete on the day of the festival,
area heavy equipment companies suppliers, heavy equipment but must be experienced current or
including Flynt, Pioneer and operators will compete in a timed former loader operators for area
..Tidewater-equipment companies. event that features a metal grid logging companies.


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Florida Forest Festival Junior Miss Jennifer Tedder joins 2006 Little King and Queen winners (from left) second runners-
up Matthew Padgett and Kasey Parker; Little King Coby Brannen; Little Queen Haleigh LaValle; and first runners-up Marvin
Graham III and Paityn Wilson.


Downtown is the place to be Friday night


On Friday night, the Florida
Forest Festival will hold its
downtown celebration filled with
racing beds, delicious baked goods
and pumpkin' and costume
contests.
The night's events kick off at 6
p.m. with the annual Great Bed
Race. Two beds at a time will race
around the courthouse, with the
* winner of each heat competing in a
final three-way race to the finish
* line. The teams are vying for prizes
of $200 for first place, $100 for
second and $50 for third.
Keith Walker is serving as
emcee for the event.
Also on hand will be the 2006
:Mr. and Mrs. Tourist, Festival Jr.


Miss Jennifer Tedder, Little King courthouse between the Bed Race
and Queen Coby Brannen and heats.
Haleigh LaValle and Miss Florida In addition to the race, the night
Allison Kreiger. Will also play host to a returning
The race is sponsored by event, with the, Country Kitchen
Extreme RPM, which will host Bake-off. More than 20 entries,
nitro R/C races around the ranging from cookies, cakj,. and


bars will compete for top honors
and the blue ribbon.
The *Downtown Partnership is
sponsoring a pumpkin carving
contest and a costume contest in
conjunction with the festival
events. A hay ride will also run


Before beds race, cakes compete


The entries are in for this year's
Country Kitchen Bake-Off which
will be held Friday, Oct. 27, in
conjunction with the 2006 Florida"
Forest Festival.
With flour upon their faces,
20 good cooks will present their


best baked goods for the
competition by-5:30 p.m.
Need to be tempted? Vying for
first, second and third place
ribbons will be Dutch Apple Pie, in
competition with Harvest Apple
Pie, Pecan Pie and a variety of


other sweet treats. Cowboy
Cookies will square off with Big
Sugar Cookies, and one entry has
everyone puzzled: Tomato Soup
Cake.
Winners will be announced at
the Bed Race, later that evening.


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Little King &



Queen 2006



Crowns presented


to Brannen, LaValle

A junior prince sporting a camouflage vest and tie was crowned Taylor
County's newest "Little King" during the annual Florida Forest Festival-
Little King & Queen Pageant Oct. 14.
Coby Brannen, the son of Oby and Wendi Brannen, flashed a dimpled
smile and accepted the crown, cape. and golden award signifying his win.
Haleigh Brooke LaValle, wearing a princess-pink' evening gown, was
named "Little Queen." She is the daughter of Ryan and Marti LaValle.
Joining the royal couple on the court are first runners-up Marvin
Graham III, the son of Shavonne and Marvin Graham Jr., and Paityn.
Marissa Wilson, the daughter of Kim and Rob Wilson, along with second..
runners-up Matthew Jacob Padgett, the son of Stacey Padgett, and Kasey
Parker, the daughter of Ken and Tina .. ... ,
Parker. ..,-
Hundreds of well-wishers filled -
Taylor County High School Fi. St ,i.Lnnra .wi-.
gymnatorium to watch the pageant, M
which boasted a "Tropical "
Adventure" theme. Marvin Graham I1fS


Cheers shook the rafters when .& Paityn Wilson..i
contestants made their first
appearance on stage dressed in their
best island wear dancing to a tikii
room" tune. Second runners-O i
WCTV news host Valerie Lacy '.
served as mistress of ceremonies--
and also as sports caster, announcing Ma.tt hew P a
score updates for the Florida-Auburn i l. .a .
football game throughout the
evening.
Special guests included 2006 Jr. Miss Jennifer Tedder, 2005 first runner-::
up Cianna Reaves and performers from Taylor Gymnastics, Cheerleading.i
and Dance, as well as 2006 Florida Forest Festival Chairman Mark Viola
and members of the festival board of directors.
2005 Little King Walker Davis and Little Queen Haley Smith took a:
final bow before the crowning of Taylor County's newest junior royalty.
Other program, highlights included a segment with contestants dressed
as what they want to be when they grow up. Cheerleaders, hunters and
cowboys were among the most popular, get-ups, along with a future Wal-
Mart clerk, bull rider, America's "first queen" and a preacher.


During the evening wear presentation, contestants were asked a range of
questions about pets' names, best friends and favorite foods. However, the",
answer that got the most reaction came from a young contestant who,
when asked, "Who brings babies to mommies and daddies?" replied, "The
UPS man!"
Co-chairing the event were Tabitha Murphy, Amy Bowden and Marcy-'
Freeman.


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Charlotte Lanier
Duke Shiver
Harvey Tuten Jr.
H.B. Tuten Jr. Logging, Inc.
Jeffery Boland
Charlie Hampton
Boland Timber Company
Gary Brett
M.A. Rigoni, Inc.
John Collins
W.H. Simpson Logging, LLC
Jared Compton
Compton Timber Services. Inc.
J. Adam Cruce
John Cruce
John A. Cruce Jr. Inc.
Johnnie Driggers
Deep Creek Timber Inc.
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Few things can compete with hot fried fish, served in the great outdoors. Thousands partake
in the Florida Forest Festival's "World's Largest Free Fish Fry."



Welcome to the 'World's



Largest Free Fish Fry!'


' Catfish fillets, baked beans,
coleslaw and hushpuppies will
again be the meal of choice for
thousands of festival-goers here
Saturday, as the "World's Largest
Free Fish Fry" is served up at
Forest Capital Park.
Under the direction of Tommy
Murrow and crew,, the "World's
Largest Free Fish Fry" has
highlighted the Florida Forest
Festival for years.
Farm-raised catfish will be the
main course, as some 2,100
:pounds of the fillets will be
delivered here Thursday night by
Carolina Classics Catfish out of
North Carolina.
By the time thousands line up
for their free plate of home-cooked
food, volunteers will have already
put in several hours of work
preparing the meal.
Murrow and crew,, who have
'been over the event for several


years, will arrive at Forest Capital
Park around 6 a.m. Saturday
morning to eat breakfast and begin
.preparing the meal, which consists
of:
2,100 lbs. of catfish fillets,
1,000 pounds of baked beans,
1,200 pounds of coleslaw,
980 lbs. of hushpuppies, and
595 gallons of peanut oil.
Taylor County High School
.senior class sponsors will begin
serving plates at 12 noon,
following the King Tree Parade,
assisted by former queens and
chairmen.
After a three-year hiatus, the
"World's Largest Free Fish Fry"
made its return to the Florida
Forest Festival in 1999.
Although mullet was not on the
menu--a 37-year tradition that
ended due to the "net ban"
constitutional amendment passed
.by voters in 1994--thousands of


festival-goers welcomed back fish
after organizers were forced to
switch to chicken for three
years.
The first-ever Oct. 13, 1956
"Pine Tree Festival," which
preceded the "Florida Forest
Festival," served an estimated
8,000 servings of B-B-Q beef from
20 cattle, which took over one
week to prepare.
The meat was prepared by
Master Chef Paul D. Bird at the
Weaver-Loughridge sawmill and
kept refrigerated in a Velda Milk
truck.
Mullet was first introduced at
the 1957 "Pine Tree Festival,"
where the 5-6,000 people in
attendance had a choice between
B-B-Q or mullet dinners. By the
early 1960's the festival served
primarily mullet and around 1969,
'the event was officially named the
"World's Largest Free Fish Fry."


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Syrup wafts through



Perry as Scouts begin



Festival Day at 7 a.m.


When you smell syrup wafting
through the air on the morning of
Festival Day, you know the Boy
Scouts are in the kitchen again.
And if you bought a $4 ticket to
partake of pancakes (with sausage
on the side and your choice of


drink), you can rest assured that
the projects of the county's Scouts
have been funded for another
year.
"We were always trying to raise
funds--like other organizations--
with two or three fundraisers each


Don't miss...



For those who love arts and crafts, the festival this year will feature
more than 50 crafters under the pines.
The 2006 showcase of arts and crafts will feature:
han'd-crafted jewelry; children's toys;
Christmas items; candles;
hand bags; dolls;
baskets; wooden flutes;
bath salts, lotions; hand-crafted pillows;
leather crafts; turkey and deer calls.


More than 30 food vendors will be on hand festival day, Oct. 28,
under the pines. Festival-goers will be able to enjoy treats ranging
from perennial favorites- such as Blooming Onions and funnel cakes
to homemade fudge, shaved iced and hand-squeezed lemonade. For
those with an appetite, there will be hamburgers and hotdogs,
sausages, turkey legs and pizza, among countless- over choices. The
park opens at 9 a.m. and vendors will be set up all day.


Once again the special concession booths at the festival grounds
Saturday will showcase a wide variety of items for sale as local and
regional organizations provide information.
Some examples of the items that will be available include:
sunglasses, windchimes, health and beauty products, novelty license
plates and t-shirts.
Several political candidates and groups will also be on hand as well
as nonprofits groups such as the American Cancer Society and
Children's Advocacy.


year. Finally, we decided to select
one fundraiser and do it well.
That's how the idea came about for
a pancake breakfast," said David
Adams, an Eagle Scout himself
who has moved into the leadership
arena.
In its seventh year, the pancake
breakfast begins at 7 a.m. on
Festival Day. Last year's breakfast
netted nearly $2000 for the
organization's many programs and
objectives.
"We've been very successful
because of the generosity of
donors so that our supplies are paid
for, and our profits go to the-boys,"
said Jack Palaio, who will lead the
Boy Scouts through breakfast on
Oct. 28, as Cubmaster Karl
Morgan directs the Cub Scouts.
Palaio gives special credit to
Buckeye and Foley Timber and
Land, while the Cub Scouts are
quick to thank their sponsors, the
Optimist and Kiwanis clubs.
So what happens to this money?
It is extended throughout the year
to pay for:
Scout-patches and awards
Pinewood Derby cars
Blue and Gold Banquet expen-
ses .in February
Camp expenses
Trophies and miscellaneous
operating expenses.
Scouts work in the serving line,
take up tickets and money, and are
also responsible for clean-up. The
breakfast concludes at 9:30 a.m.
so that everyone can. see (or
participate in) the King Tree
Parade through downtown Perry.
,"Scouting is a great program,
teaching self-reliance, life skills
and citizenship."
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Celebrating forestry's history, heritage

Quilters,

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& more at

SFriday tour
Hundreds of Taylor County
students will take a trip back in
... 'time during Heritage Day tours
S4, reiFriday, Oct. 27, at Forest Capital
Park.
Sponsored by the Florida Forest
Festival and the Friends of the
I Taylor County Library, the
annual event showcases Florida's
"Cracker" heritage.
-More than a dozen
demonstrators will take part in the
tour, including a soap carver, palm
weaver, split rail maker and
quilters.
The Madison Rangers will host
AF a living history Civil War camp
and an 1860 mercantile store
exhibit will be set up, complete
with a pitcher pump and Dutch
Students picnic "under the pines" during the annual oven, as well as cooking
Heritage Day tour at Forest Capital State Museum. demonstrations.



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By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI
Staff writer
'The high-pitch screams of
massive circular saws hang in the
air, while the clatter of boards
being sent down the line echoes in
the tree tops.
Massive beams and cross-tried
trusses stretch toward the sky,
taking your imagination with them
as images of a long-gone sawmill
giant flicker to life across grassy
fields.
A. rich scent of history hangs in
the air at the site of the Burton-
Swartz Cypress Company, known
in its day as the "world's largest
cypress mill."
Echoes of that past glory can be
found on the sprawling site,
located at the end of Perry's Main
Street--a stately office building
now home to the Sheffield family,
a water tower that continues to
stand the test of time and a stories-
high locomotive repair station too,
rich in history to be simply called a
shed.


S wartzhad a

natural bent for

lumbering and he

was a dog-hard,

worker.',


Other tangible reminders are the
'hundreds of board feet of heart
cypress timber cut from old logs
found buried in the area once
covered by a giant holding pond.
Today, the property is being
prepared for its next life-
cycle...that of a traditional
neighborhood development that
pays homage to the sense of
community and family which
permeated the mill town that
sprang, up around 'the timber
operation.
The historic heritage of Burton-
Swartz comes to life in the twelfth
chapter of an unpublished
manuscript by Baynard Kendrick
entitled "Florida's Perpetual


Forests."
The following excerpts capture
not only the magnitude of the
Burton-Swartz operations, but also
give a personal glimpse into the
men behind the company. Men
who were--each" in their own
right--giants in forestry.

Writing in the Florida Times
Union, Jacksonville, Sunday, April
12 1953, Dennis Mason said: "The
sawmill of the Lee Tidewater
Cypress Co., once just one of many
large lumber operations in the state
when it was operated by the Burton
& Swartz Co., has become 'the last
of the giants' as an evolution
in lumbering, has seen the
disappearance of all its rivals.
"Although it is now 40 years old,
having been designed in .1913 as
the' very latest development in big
mills, the Perry plant is still a
marvel of organization and
efficiency with its tremendous
'band and gang-saws and planing,
devices.
"It is a double-sawv mill with two
53 1/2-inch by 14-inch band saws
ripping out the logs as fast as they
are fed by chain conveyers into the
mill .proper.
"Where logs once were'reduced
to planks by the process of
repeatedly passing them against a
big saw, Lee now has a 'gang saw'
which, with a score or more of
blades working vertically like a jig
saw, will reduce a big log to
suitable planks in a single
Operation.
"Not generally known, is the fact
that a cypress plank isn't of much
use just as it comes from the log.
Cypress lumber contains as much
as 30Y gallons of water per
thdiisand board feet. and this water
miuis be retino\ ed before'the planks
are used.
'In the case of fine cypress, kiln-
dr\ i n is limited since it will not
produce a satlsfL'ctory end product.
Therefore, the 309 gallons of water
must be remo\ cd by a natural sun
drying process.
'.'For this reason, the Lee mill is
the center of a vast yard of stacks,
most of them running two or three
stories high and covering acre after.
acre. Millions upon millions of feet
of lumber are. dried in the curing
process, which takes a year or
more.
S"Seeing these vast stacks, which
cover an area so great that it is
served by 18 miles of railroad, one ,.
might think cypress lumber was a
drug on the market. As a matter of
fact, the storage is necessary for
the curing process and makes the
lumber tremendously valuable
because of the long handling
period."
Today, the mill, which operates
on the side of the Burton & Swartz
cypress mill at Perry, is known as
the Lee Tidewater Cypress
Division of the J.C. Turner Lumber
Company. The history of the
evolution of this vast enterprise
during the last half century is a
,history of the logging in the Big


Cypress Swamp covering
hundreds of square miles in South
Florida. Like the reminiscences of
Martin Hoban, this ensuing chapter
is a galaxy of names of the giant
operators from Michigan,
Wisconsin, Minnesota and
Louisiana and many other parts of,'
the great northwest, who have
developed Florida with their
enormous investments in


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'That was the

beginning of the

Burton & Swartz

Cypress Co. which

must have cut,

during its

existence, well

over a billion feet

of cypress timber.'


equipment and in timber. It was
recorded for this volume by Mr. J.'
Arthur Currey during several-
interviews at his home in Belleair,
near Clearwater, in January of
1967.
The facts will show that J.
Arthur Currey is indeed unique
among the top executives in the
c press field, inasmuch, as he has
had only .one job during his
lifetime; a job that lasted 57 years
and thai. w ith one concern, the J.C.
Turner Lumber Coimpany. .
When it was suggested that
Arthur Currey replace 'Martin
Hoban after Mr. Hobart had
severed connections with Turner,
Mr. Currey said rather heatedly: "I
would certainly not be so
presumptuous as to make such a
statement! I was a kid, not dry
behind the ears, when I started
with Turner. Martin, who has been
my lifelong, friend, was already a
seasoned lumberman who had left
to organize his own business."
Nevertheless, Arthur Currey's
rise with the J. C. Turner Lumber
Company is what might be called
meteoric. Fourteen years after he
started, he was elected vice.
president of the company, in 1921.
Two years later, when J. D. Turner
died in April of 1923, Arthur
Currey was elected president of the
firm. He became' president of the
Lee Cypress Company, which was
organized in 1924 as a holding
company for the big cypress
timber, 60 percent of which was
owned by Burton & Swartz and 40
percent by J. D. Turner.
Logging operations were not
started 'on, this tract until 1943,
when the J. C. Turner Co. acquired
a full interest, 54 percent from
Burton, six percent from Swartz,


and added in the 40 percent of their
own. Mr. Lewis Hinchliffe joined
the firm in 1943 as vice president
of the J. C. Turner Lumber
Company. The Lee Cypress
Company became the Lee
Tidewater Cypress Company in
1947.
In the early days of the
nineteenth century, the center of
the lumber production in this
company was in the New England
and Middle Atlantic states. As the
virgin timber in those areas was
removed, many of the lumber
operators went west.
The operator from Minnesota,
who was particularly attracted to
timber in North Florida, was
William O'Brien of St. Paul, who
died in 1925. He founded the
Carpenter & O'Brien Co. and, I
think, they must have bought close
to a million acres of land, largely
centered in Taylor and Lafayette
counties.
i Although we are concerned here
principally with Burton, Swartz,
and J. C. Turner, Carpenter &
O'Brien, later acquired by Brooks-
Scanlon, must be brought into the
picture since the Burton & Swartz
Cypress Co. was primarily set-up
to manufacture cypress lumber
from the cypress timber on the
lands which were by the Carpenter
& O'Brien Company. This was
done under a contractual
arrangement, and as part of the
arrangement, the Carpenter &
O'Brien Co. acquired and held
something like 48 percent of the
capital stock in the Burton &
Swartz Company. The Carpenter &
O'Brien Co. was principally a pine
lumber manufacturer.
Carpenter and O'Brien's first
operating mill was built at
Eastport, and operated under theii
name. They built a fine mill, and,
I think, for the first time in the
history of the lumber business,
began to pile lumber in packages.
They even had, a steamship, built
which carried about two million
feet of lumber which they could
load in a. few hours.-
The Brooks and Scanlon -family
who purchased the Carpenter &
O'Brien Company in 1917 are
covered in an earlier portion of this
book. It will suffice to sayhere that
they were wealthy operators from
Minnesota and commenced their
business association in 1896 in
Minneapolis. Through their
,purchase of Carpenter & O'Brien,
the Brooks-Scanlon Corp. became
part owner of the Burt6n &, SWartz
.Cypress Co. through timber sales
and 'logging- arrangements
conducted until 1935. Burton &
Swartz had moved into Florida in
1914 for the purpose of logging
cypress but ended up in partnership
with BrooksScanlon logging pine
as well. It was liquidated in 1942
when it ran out of timber, and it
was then that Lee Cypress and the
J.C. Turner Lumber 'Co. stepped
actively into the picture.
About 1875, Captain William
Lafayette Burton operated, a


In January 1915, Burton-Swartz shipped its first six cars of cypress; by December, it had shipped 573 cars. During that
year 38,038,708 feet of cypress were cut, of which 11,896,016 were shipped.


floating sawmill on barges on the
Mississippi River. His sawmill
went from one plantation to
another along the river. Plantation
owners would bring logs to the
river bank and the Burton sawmill
would cut them into lumber. This
method of sawmilling, for those
days, was a most profitable one
and about this time, Captain
Burton bought a plantation in St.


after the Civil War. Shortly
thereafter, his family moved to
Michigan where he graduated from
Hillsdale College, at Hillsdale
about 30 miles south of Jackson.
After graduation, he went to work
for Joseph Rathbone, who was a
wholesale white pine distributor
with fine facilities in Chicago.
Turner's first job was in the sales
department and eventually he was


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The all-steel sawmill designed by Captain William Burton,
the "Burton"I of Burton-Swartz, was the finest that had ever
,been erected in the United States at the time of its'
construction in 1913-14.


James- Parish in Louisiana. This
plantation, .as I remember it, was
about 50 miles up from New
Orleans on the west bank of the
Mississippi and was about a
thousand. acres in size, but
included in Captain 'Burton's
purchase was also about ten or
twelve thousand acres of cypress
timber located in the swamp back
of the river.
It was this timber that formed the
backbone of the Burton & Swartz
Cypress Company. The place
became known as "Burton," and
the Captain built a fixed sawmill
there in the closing years of
the century. It eventually cut
somewhere between three hundred
and five hundred million feet and
made a reputation for itself for
producing the finest lumber that
the market afforded at that time.
The manager of this sawmill at
Burton was Mr. Edward G. Swartz,
who told me that he was the first
white. child ever to be born in the
state of Montana. His father had
been in the Union Army during the
Civil War and afterwards had
migrated west to Montana 'where
Ed Swartz was born. The family
eventually settled in Kansas City,
Mo., and, shortly after that, at a
very early age, Swartz struck out
on this own., When he still was less
than 21, he began to cut short leaf '
pine in the neighborhood of
Monroe, La., on the Ouachita
River, not far south of the Arkansas
border in Ouachita Parish. Swartz
had a natural bent for lumbering
and he was a dog-hard worker. In
spite of his youth, his pine
operation turned out to be very
successful and his reputation grew.
But Ed Swartz was looking for
bigger things. It wasn't long before
he sought out Captain Burton, who
was so impressed with the young
man's efficiency that he made a
deal. Swartz became a partner with
a 10 percent share of the company
and the job as manager of the
Burton mill. That was the
beginning of the Burton & Swartz
Cypress Co. which must have cut,
during its existence, well over a
billion feet of cypress timber.
John Charles Turner was born in
Albany, New York, not too long


assigned a territory in Southern !
Illinois. One'day, while at East St.
Louis, he saw a barge on which
some shingles were loaded. He
investigated and found that they
were cypress shingles. He was so
impressed with the appearance of
these shingles'that shortly after, hei
persuaded Mr. Rathbone to sendc
him down to Louisiana -to '
investigate (the source). (Th.
company's) accounts were so
-glowing that within a very few
years he and Mr. Rathbone had
built a factory at Harvey, ju' t



press lumber.

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across the river from New Orleans.
This was the mill that became thi
famous Louisiana Cypress Lumbe-:E-.
Company.
Loggers credited it as being thefz
first company ever to put a skidded -
on a barge, a rig which eventually.:,..,_
became the general method ofl: '.'
logging the cypress timber fromt':
those deep swamps of Southern
Louisiana.
To J.C. Turner must go the credit
for making the first energetic
efforts to introduce cypress into the
northern states. On one of his visits
into the New York area, he saw the
possibility of locating a yard on the
Hudson River, and carrying a stock
of cypress lumber which would
become available to the lumber-
using trade of New England on.
short notice. Around 1895, he
organized the J.C. Turner Cypress
Lumber Co. and built a wholesale
distributing cypress lumber yard at -
Irvington on the Hudson, New
York. This yard was still being:
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Continued from page C-1
operated by the J.C. Turner Co. in
1967.
Meanwhile, the Burton &
Swartz Co. had prospered
handsomely through its operations
at Burton, La. When that timber
was cut and even sometime before
it was cut out, both started looking
around for other fields to conquer,
for Swartz was still a young man
and anxious to continue in the
cypress business. It wasn't long
before Burton heard that the
Carpenter & O'Brien people had
never made any effort to cut their
cypress timber in Taylor and
Lafayette counties. It was rumored
that they were a little doubtful
about their ability to log cypress
profitably, since all their previous
operations had been in pine.
Mr. Swartz came to Florida at
aptain Burton's behest and
:ibrveyed the physical conditions
'of the land around Perry. He saw,
quickly, that he would be able to
fpg the cypress economically, even
though at the same time, sonieone
Would have to remove the pine
timber. Out of this visit to Perry,
$ame the purchase of all the
cypress timber located on
carpenterr & O'Brien's land by
burton & Swartz. A substantial
sash payment was made, but the
4eal provided that Burton &
$wartz would be given time to pay
for some of the timber when it had
teen logged.
Captain Burton's first thought
Was that he would build his mill at
Eastport, adjoining the Carpenter,
& O'Brien yellow pine mill. When
$e found out that Carpenter-. and
o)'Brien were already worried
boutt rising log rates for shipment
'jVith the railroad, Burton changed
Iis mind and decided that the
sensiblee thing to do was to build a
sawmill at Perry, close to the
source of supply.
As has already been stated, this
.II-steel sawmill designed by


Captain Burton was the finest that
had ever been erected in the United
States up until that time; which
was about 1914. For a time, the
Carpenter & O'Brien Co.
continued to log the pine and left
the logging of the cypress to
Burton & Swartz. It didn't take
Swartz long to see that this
arrangement of two-headed
logging was uneconomical, to say
the least. He proposed that a joint
logging operation be formed and


shutting down on account of
weather. Not getting sufficient
logs, particularly cypress, was the
principal cause of their worry, for
heavy rains could shut down a
swamp operation. But the Burton
& Swartz Cypress Co. made it a
practice of never shutting down.
Mr. Swartz used to boast to me that
his sawmill ran three hundred and
sixty-five days in a year. From that
time on, neither of the mills, pine
or cypress, lost very much time


1 his joint log camp was named
'Carbur' from the first three letters of
Carpenter and the first three letters of
Burton. It was said to have been the
largest log camp operating anywhere in
the world at the time it was built.'


put into operation at a point about
eighteen miles south of Perry, on
the main West Coast line of the
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. This
joint log camp was named
"Carbur" from the first three letters
of Carpenter and the first three
letters of Burton. It was said to
have, been the largest log camp
operating anywhere in the world at
the time it was built. From it daily
trainloads of pine logs went east to
the Carpenter & O'Brien mill at
Eastport and trainloads of cypress
logs went north to the Burton &
Swartz mill at Perry. Swartz said,
flatly, that he would assume all
responsibility for keeping both
mills supplied with enough logs
from the camp at Carbur to run at
full capacity. It worked out jtist
that way for years.
Unlike the frozen North,
sawmills in the southern states
never gave their owners any
anxiety because of the necessity of


waiting for logs. Swartz had solved
the problem with Carbur and both
companies made good profits.
During the years that J. C.
Turner had spent in Louisiana with

Mr. Rathbone and the Louisiana
Cypress Company at Harvey, he
had become well acquainted with
Captain Burton and had purchased
from him many millions of feet of
cypress lumber. In 1913, Turner
arranged a meeting with Captain
Burton in New Orleans and told
Captain Burton that he had heard
of a tract of around 150,000 acres
of virgin cypress, known as the Big
Cypress Swamp, back in the midst
of the Everglades in Lee County.
This acreage was owned by a
Michigan corporation known as
the Florida Cypress Company, who
had bought it five or six years
before from two men, Butterworth
and Kenney. The territory was still
unopened and almost inaccessible
and the logging problems too great-


to be immediately overcome.
Turner believed, however, that
with cypress fast disappearing, in
the not too far distant future, the
Big Cypress Swamp would prove
an ace in the hole. Captain Burton,
always a man of great foresight for
others as well as himself, agreed
and within thirty days or so, the
two men had made arrangements
to buy the land in South Florida
from the Florida Cypress
Company. Burton & Swartz put in
60 percent of the purchase price
and J. C. Turner, 40 percent.
J.C. Turner passed away in 1923.
I had been with the company
continuously then for 16 years and
vice president for two. Captain
Burton survived Turner by three or
four years and died in 1926, as I
recall. It was not until 20 years
after Turner's death that the Lee
Cypress Co. started logging
operations in the Big Cypress
Swamp, in 1943. Burton Swartz
finished cutting out their timber in-
Taylor and Lafayette counties
around 1937-38. They finished-
disposing of their inventory on the
yard around 1941.
Swartz, who had been a director
of the Atlantic National Bank in
Jacksonville which was handling
Captain Burton's estate, had retired
from active logging and mill work
and died July 18, 1944. The mill
operated under the Burton &
Swartz name until 1943, when the
J.C. Tuner Co. acquired 100
percent interest by buying 54
percent from the Burton estate and
six percent from Swartz and
putting in the 40 percent of its
own.
The name was changed to the
Lee Cypress Co. in 1944, and held
that until 1947, when it became the
Lee Tidewater Cypress Company.


Pallets of reclaimed brick stand stacked in a near-
century-old warehouse, awaiting the construction phase of a
new 250-acre traditional neighborhood development on the
site of the former Burton-Swartz lumber mill. The new
community will be known as Cypress Mill.


CYPRESS MILL ,


A return to graceful living
Burton-Swartz is being reborn, in a sense, with the establishment of a
traditional neighborhood development on the 258-acre site.
Christened Cypress Mill, the project is being handled by a group of
investors who include William and Wendy St. Laurent, owners of the site,
Bob and Vivian Sheffield, Van I'esp R. Butler, Van Ness R. Butler III and
Franklin (Trip) Snelson III.
Signifying a return to front porch living, Cypress Mill will include a
town center within walking distance to homes, a neighborhood post office,
more than four miles of walking trails, several neighborhood parks, a
wetland boardwalk, a planned YMCA community center, a planned North
Florida Community College campus and live-work opportunities with
mixed-use commercial and professional buildings.


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Timber buyers are vital link between loggers, mil


By CHARLES SADLER
Staff writer
Much has been written about
loggers and the logging industry,
but have you ever wondered how
the loggers attain the wood that
they harvest?
They're called timber buyers and
wood cruisers.
Enter local timber buyer and
wood cruiser Jimmy Mincy.


said. "Since I'm known as a timber
buyer, a lot of times when someone
wants the timber on their property
harvested, they will call me. Other
times, I will find a tract of property
that looks suitable for cutting and
go up to the people's house and ask
them if they want to sell their
trees.
"We'll sit and share a cup of
coffee and talk business. More


Timber cruiser Jimmy Mincy, who describes himself as a
wood supplier, is a go-between for loggers and lumber mills.


At just 45 years of age, Mincy
has turned his craft into a very
lucrative and satisfying business
for himself and area loggers
alike.
Mincy describes himself as a
wood supplier for area wood
processors, including Buckeye and
Gilman in Perry, Georgia Pacific in
Cross City and Hosford, Langdale
Forest Products in Valdosta, Ga.,
Hood Industries in Metcalf, Ga.,
-and Coastal in Havana, among
others.
i "The majority of the wood I buy
is from private land owners," he


times than not, people are willing
to sell. In these times, there are a
lot of people who are land rich,'
with trees, but money poor, so the
prospect of their property making
them money is a win-win situation
for everyone.
"The landowner makes money,
the logger and his crews make
money, the lumber mill and their
workers make money and I make
money. It also allows the
landowner to replant and begin the
cycle again," he added.
Once an agreement has been
made to purchase the timber,


Mincy goes on the property and
takes 1/10th of an acre as a sample.
He counts the trees and calculates
it out by the size of the tract of
land.
"That gives you an idea of how
much timber is on the property," he
added.
Mincy said when cruising
timber, you have to take other
factors into consideration, such as
the type of pine trees which are on
the property.
"There are different grades of
pine," he said. "You have the
smaller pines which are harvested
as pulp wood, which is primarily
what a mill like Buckeye takes.
Chip-n-saw would follow, as it is
bigger and boards can be cut from
it. Gilman is a big processor of
chip-n-saw. Then there are saw
logs. They are the biggest trees.
You have to haul those out of the
county. Plyboards are made from
saw logs. They slave the lengths in
thin strips and glue them together,
making plywood.
Mincy said loggers these- days
mostly harvest row trees.
"The days of finding large tracts
with old, large volunteer trees are
just about gone," he said. "Most of
what we cut now is planted row
pines. Now, if you find trees which
are 20-25 years old, they are
considered old.
"If a tree gets to be 50-75 years
old, it's rare," he added. "I really
don't have a problem in not seeing
those trees cut:"
Mincy said his business uses
contract loggers. Locally, H.B.
"Benjye" Tuten Jr. Logging Inc.,
who has four crews running daily,
harvests trees which Mincy has
cruised and secured.
"When market conditions
allow," he added, "we use other
crews, also.
"Our loggers cut from
Gainesville to Valdosta, to
Carrabelle to Lake Cuii. I's a
broad area and a very compeume
market.
"We're currently hauling around


300 loads per week, which
translates to about six to seven
tons. One-half of that is pulp wood,
with the other being chip-n-saw
and saw timber. Our biggest
customer is Buckeye.
"You never know what you're
going to run into when you buy
timber," said Mincy. "The tracts
vary through a wide range. You
might find an older couple with a
20-acre homestead who wants their


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with a landowner, for instance, Ted
Turner, who has vast tracts to be
cut.
"Most of the people you meet
when you're looking for wood are
great. Probably 95 percent. But
then there's always that five
percent you have to look out for.
But considering that I'm a total
stranger coming up to someone's
house wanting to buy their trees,


people have almost always been
great about it," he added.
Mincy, a Perry native, graduated '
from Taylor County High School ^
in 1979. He attended Abraham-
Baldwin College in Tifton, Ga., for :
the next two years, earning a
degree in forest technology. He is
married to the former Juanita '
DuBose. They have three children,
Ashlea, Mindy and Jimmy III, and
one grandson, Shane.


Opening ceremonies begin at noon.


Opening ceremonies for the 51st annual Florida
Forest Festival begin at noon, on the main stage at
Forest Capital Park.
Taylor County High School JROTC will present the
colors, followed by prayer. Jamie Portwood will sing
the national anthem.


Introduction of this year's special guests, who
include 2006 Junior Miss Jennifer Tedder, 2006 Little
King Coby Brannen, 2006 Little Queen Haleigh
LaValle, the 2006 Mr. and Mrs. Tourist, Miss Florida
Allison Kreiger and Festival Chairman Mark Viola,
will follow.


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aby photo winners announced

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Winners of the recent Florida Forest Festival Baby Photo Contest have
|en announced. They are as follows:
Birth to six months: Conner LaValle, parents--Joe and LaDonna
aValle; 2nd place, Hannah Curry, parents--Chris and Cheryl Curry; 3rd
ace, Nora Caroline Babbitt, parents--Greg and. Callie (Whitfield)
babbitt; honorable mention, Bradynn Johnson, parents--Brad and Kelli
hnson.
Seven to 11 months: 1 st place, Courtney Dyer, parents--Tori Carmichael
iles and Vaughn Dyer; 2nd place, Jaxon Wells, parents--J.T. and Kim
ells; 3rd place, Treyton Keith Porter, parents--Keith D. and Nikki Porter;
norable mention, Dominick Jordace Curfman, parents--Paul and Regina
urfman, and Landan Chase McClellan, parents--Felicia Morris and
arry McClellan.
One year: 1st place, Avery Morgan, parents--Cory and Mandy Morgan;
.2nd place, Lena Kimmell, parents--Ben and Anna Kimmell; tie for 3rd
-lace, Maryanne Armstrong, parents--Kelly and Melissa Armstrong;
Tucker Wiles, parents--Lee and Valerie Wiles; honorable mention, Blane
Lytle, parents--Robert and Sabrina Lytle.
t Two years: 1st place, Erinlee Sunshine Hayes, parents--Dulcie and
-'Brandon Hayes; 2nd place, Roneshia Taylor, parents--Ronnie Taylor and
Sheila Sprolden; 3rd place, Tyler Hamilton, parent--Jacquelyn Hamilton;
Honorable mention, Madison L. Sadler, parents--Heath and Summer
Sadler.
Three years: 1st place, Kason Reed, parents--Keith and Renee Reed;
S2nd place, Sarah Elizabeth Hunt, parents--Dennis and Cindy Hunt; 3rd
place, Kaleah Richardson, parents--Fred and Melissa Richardson;
'honorable mention, David Middleton Jr., parents--David W. and Tamera
Middleton
. Four ,ea I-.. i place. .Lde FIercher. parenir-Sh-ane Fleiclhi .,nd Kalh;i'
Amnin. 2nd place. Brindi Bas. pareriit--\ icki .nd Robert BJs 3id place.
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Kaitlin Willis


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Lena Kimmell
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,artist who studied commercial art at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota.


Mr. & Mrs. Tourist honored Friday

L A reception honoring this year's office (adjacent to the Perry/Taylor The honored couple, will arrive
4r. and Mrs. Tourist will be held Cunty the Chamber of Commerce), with a police escort and will
gFriday, Oct. 27, at the festival beginning at 10 a.m. receive a "red carpet" welcome to
the reception.
1 A key to the city will also be
c t bt away given to them by Mayor Emily
St & Ketring.
, Perry Elks will host their annual Florida Forest Festival Dance Saturday, On hand will be city and county
)ct. 28, starting at 8 p.m. and continuing until midnight.
S Music will be provided by the "Music Machine." Special guests will
include Mr. and Mrs. Tourist 2006 and Festival Chairman Mark Viola.
STickets are $25 per couple/$15 single. The event is open to the 'public.
advance ticket purchase will qualify you for a drawing to win a $100 Wal-
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was inspired by a Christian song,
'Dance With Me.' This song
inspired him to paint a painting
which reflected a young church
member who was studying ballet
and leaving the church to minister
to others."


Davis is also a children's pastor
for his church and creates artwork
with teenagers.
He believes that to inspire:
young people, you have to make:
it visual and not just rely on a
book, according to Byers.


. This mixed media collage by local artist Eddie Brown won:
first place in the FloridaForest Festival and City of Perry:
Fine Art Show.


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When he was in the second
grade, his mother said that he told
her he "wanted to draw pictures of
Jesus when he grew up," and he
has done just that.
According to Byers, in the last
three years at Evangel Christian
Fellowship Church, he has been
producing 24" x 36 and 36" x 48"
acrylic paintings. He composes the
paintings in one or two church
services.
"As he is painting, God inspires
him to create a painting that
reflects the need of an unknown
recipient's issues to give them
strength to stand with God through
their trying times," said Byers.
"No one knows who will receive
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How many trees does it take to make a forest?


By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Managing Editor
When you're 5, 6 or even 7 years
old, you can see the forest, as well
as the trees.
One doesn't obscure the other.
That observation became fact
when eight Perry Primary students
were asked to share their
knowledge of trees and forests, as
the community around them
prepares to celebrate the 51st
Florida Forest Festival.
So how many trees does it take
to make a forest?
That question brought
consternation, and then a variety of
answers.
Brinyce Bailey, a second grader,
offered a confident, "Twelve


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million," while his classmate
Hannah Polley--a conservative
thinker--decided 5 million was
probably the required number.
While Hannah has delightful
memories of time spent in trees,
Brinyce had a more practical


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:observation. "We tried to get,a
--chair in our tree so we could make
,a tree-house, but it didn't work," he
said.
Hannah explained that her aunt,
...who often plays. hostess to her


Katherine Crawford
cousins, built them a tree house
with a hole in it. "We can climb
the tree and escape," she said with
a twinkle in her eye. "We pretend
like we're having a party."
But while Hannah was being
social, Brinyce was being
practical: "Did you know that if
you counted the lines in a tree,.
you'd know how old it was?" he
asked.
He admitted that the same,
procedure does not. work for
humans, so don't try this at home.
Brinyce, if he had to be a tree,
would be an oak. Strong and
sturdy, to be sure.
Hannah would be a palm tree
and as she spoke, there were pink
flamingos dancing in her head.
On the other hand, if you gave
them trees to plant, they had the
perfect locations in mind.
"I'd plant mine close to a
graveyard," said Brinyce. "The
dead people could climb it," he
said, enjoying the moment.
It was something to consider.
Hannah shook her head, having
thought through the matter
carefully. "I'd plant mine at Forest
Capital Park---there are lots. of
them there. It % kould be home."
They are not sure about the \ er3 -
first-forest-ever, but both
acknowledged the Garden of Eden,.
knew about "the snake" and that
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"It's not around here, though."
Tamara Watson and Chris
Reaves are both first graders, and
both have climbed trees.
Chris .pays honor to his Taylor
County roots by declaring that if he
were a tree, he'd be a. pine cone :
tree. He believes the first forest
was in Tallahassee, but Tamara
disagreed, "No, it was in T., Ior
Count.." sie maintains.
She, of course, wouldd be an
apple tree. "Or a coconut tree. Or
a watermelon tree," she said, with
an obvious flair for the dramatic.
.-In the listing of forest products.
the\ %ere both on cue with paper.
but Tamnara quietly reminded that
toilet paper albo comes from trees
and is very necessary. "Plus, those
woodchucks that \ou put around
plants," she said. "Those come


from trees too. My dad works in a
rock quarry and I know all about
trees."
"I know all about trees, too,"
said Chris, not to be outdone, and
he speculated that they provide
shelter, not only for birds and
squirrels, but raccoons too.'
To qualify as a forest, Chris
believes 12,000 trees are needed,
but Tamara was sure there should
be more. He thinks of snakes when
he thinks of a forest; she thinks
"of......"she said, tapping the table,
"an adventure, exploring the
animals."
Alexis Corona was in the
presence of an expert, as she sat
beside Katherine Crawford, both
six-year-olds.
"Does your dad work for the
Division of Forestry?" was the
question posed.
With a captivating smile,
Katherine said, "Yes," and
proceeded to expound upon the


Brinyce Bailey
value of trees. She has climbed a
tree, up three branches' worth, with
the help of her sister who
apparently has more experience
. with this sport.) "I was even with
the roof of my house," she said
with wide eyes.
,' Alexis was daunted.- *-'I've-
'climbed four inches," she
admitted, and tree-climbing, to be


Hannah Polley
sure, requires a steady, sure
approach. She particular likes
trees with leaves.
Katherine, on the other hand, can
tell you what protects a tree's
trunk: bark. And she can tell you
what holds the tree in the ground:
roots.
To qualify as a forest in
Katherine's mind, 100 trees are
required. "I would love to be there,
to watch the birds fly by," she said.
For Alexis, 11 trees will. do, and
she would be very happy to xun
and play among them.
Finally, two kindergarteners
appeared with more energy than a
forest of 12 million trees can
provide. Nick Sadler and Damian
Hari loved the picture books and
didn't mind talking either.
"Deer eat leaves, you know,"
said Nick, a, true outdoorsman.
"There are six trees in a forest,"
said Damian who has an answer
for any question that interests him.
Both are confident that
crocodiles and dinosaurs -live in
trees, along with your normal fare
of squirrels and birds.
They, too, wouldn't mind living
in trees and swinging from
branches. In fact, they promised to
go home and ask their dads to build
'-them'a tree' house.-
And what a fine way to celebrate
the 51st Florida Forest Festival!-


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Jessica Trock


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You're never too young to appreciate a good tractor, at least
that Was the case at last year's Heavy Equipment Show. This
year's show will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, at Forest Capital
Park.

Heavy equipment show

What's new for loggers?
.In keeping with the forestry theme, companies from around the region
will display what's new and hot in the heavy equipment industry, at the
Elorida Forest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28.
-Evyent Chairman Ray Whitfield said he is excited'about this year's heavy
q-iipment show because visitors will be able to see the advances made in
ihe .ndu tr) and actually see some of the machines in action.
=_Demonstratiohs will be given to the hundreds of children who attend
Ieaidige Day in the Park on Friday. Oct. 27. -
12:taders, skidders and fellowbunchers (cutters): will be spotlighted that(
eZ'We want everyone at the festival to stop by and check out these
g-.iines," said Whitfield. "They're all impressive, if not just for their
I size, but the.many uses they are made for. There will be something
everyone to enjoy looking at."
Companies bringing in equipment include: Flint Equipment, Tidewater
equipment, Ring Power, Pioneer Machinery, Lynn's Industrial Welding,
-IiclWood-Mizer, Barko Loaders, Gyro-Trac, Live! Oak Tractor, Gordon.
Ford Tractor. Suwannee Equipment and Southeastein Commercial Tire &
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Your Forest.




Managed.

The Florida Division of Forestry
this month announced the launch
of a new public awareness
initiative: "Your Forest. Managed."
This initiative teams landowners
across the state with their county
forester to ensure the future health
of Florida's forests.
This is the most comprehensive
outreach in the Division of
Forestry's 79-year history and will
significantly influence the shaping
of Florida's privately owned
forests for decades to come, said
Florida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson.
With Florida's population
expected to exceed 18 million by
2020, preparing privately owned
forest lands to accommodate an
upcoming record growth rate is at
the core of the initiative. Currently
the state loses 1,200 acres of forest
land per week with development
expected to grow by 40 percent
during this time.
In addition, large acreages of
land formerly owned by one
individual are being broken up into
smaller parcels and sold to
multiple owners. This changing of
hands is introducing new forest
land owners who may not have the
information necessary to properly
manage their property.
The increase in number and
variety of landowners has required
foresters to develop innovative
ways to communicate with a
changing and diverse group of
people-the overall effort: to
promote healthy land management.
"Your Forest. Managed." is
designed to help Florida's county,
foresters connect with the
landowners in the districts they
serve. The centerpiece of the
campaign has been named, "OAK"
which stands for Outreach Action
Kit.
OAK consists of a
comprehensive landowners'
manual, brochures, promotional
items, displays and an interactive
web site, all of which are available


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Congratulations

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job well done.

We are pleased to announce
the addition of the Law Office of
Trey Howard to our building


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S315 West Green.Street


(850) 223-1990


www.gp-attorney.com


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in both English and Spanish.
These tools are expected to help
forest landowners make sound
decisions when it comes to their
property.
"At the heart of this initiative is
a desire to assist Florida's forest
land owners by providing sound
counsel on how they can best
manage their land to meet their
individual needs," Bronson said.
"New landowners need t9 know
that the beautiful land they just
bought won't stay that way on its
own--we can help."
Forests cover almost half of
Florida's total land area--more
than 16 million acres and are an
important economic engine in this
state. Private landowners own
more than half of that total land
and produce over half of Florida's
raw timber supply. As the state's
top agribusiness, the forest
industry has a total economic
impact of $16.5 billion. Impacts
on tourism and recreation generate
about six billion dollars and
exports outside the state represent
50 percent of total industry sales.
The Division of Forestry has 45
county foresters in. 1'5 districts
whose job it is to help private non-
industrial landowners (with- 10
acres or more) develop land
management plans and' execute
proper management practices.
To locate a forester in
your county please visit
www.yourforestmanaged.com.
Florida's forests provide the
environment- with clean air and
help reduce air pollution and
provide habitat for wildlife and a
diverse plant population.
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filtering system that affects the
drinking water of 90 percent of
Florida's population. Proper forest
land management is critical to
maintaining this lifeline to .the
state.
The department's Division of
Forestry is committed to protecting


Florida and its people from the
dangers of wildland fire and
manage the forest resources
through a stewardship ethic to-
assure they are available for future :
generations.
Learn more about this important-
initiative at www.yourforesf
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Don't forget.. |


'Reserved parking tickets ($5 each) for the Florida Forest Festival -
are currently on sale at the?. festival office through Friday, Oct. 27.
Tickets will not be a\ ailable festik al day and space is limited. Due to -
safety and security) concerns, the amount of through-traffic on
Industrial Drive festival day v. i 1ll, be restricted. Free parking areas will -
be located in front of the airport and a free shuttle service will be
provided during festival da\. The free parking lots located behind
Ring Power (on Hwy. 19) '\ill not be available this year. Festival- :
goers are urged to plan accordingly. Reserved and handicap parking
will be at Taylor Technical Institute. Law enforcement asks that all.
handicap parking permits be, prominently displayed for easy
identification. Reserved parking is by permit only. Drivers are asked
to "please be patient" dunng any traffic delays.


Festival Chairman Mark Viola reminds everyone to purchase their :
5 1th annual Florida Forest Festival t-shirt sporting this year's theme, "
"Forests for Us.". The shirts are. available at the festival office located =
in the Chamber of Commerce, as, well as the public library and the
Forest Capital State Museum for $15 each. They will also be sold
festival day, Oct. 28, out at hecfestival grounds.



The Florida Forest Festival Carnival will be open each night
through the "big day," Saturday, Oct. 28. --
The carnival will open at 4 p.m. daily except for Saturday, when it
will open at 12 noon.


POWER COMPANY.
Wherever you see action, you'll find FlintCo companies providing the power to get the job done.
From home lawn tractors right on up to giant'earth movers if John Deere makes if we rent it, sell it,.
finance it, insure it, service it, and provide parts for it.
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229-432-7468
Albany, Georgia
Colquitt, Georgia
Cordele, Georgia
Cuthbert, Georgia
Dawson, Georgia
Sycamore, Georgia
Sylvester, Georgia


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COMPANY
229-888-1212


Albany, Georgia
Dothan Alabama
Perry, Florida
River Falls Alabama
Tallahassee, Florida'
Troy, Alabama ,


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