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November 15, 2006


Taco Times


Two sections
45th Year, No. 45
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For possession of cocaine


Apprecialtion Cookout
is Friday
SThe Perry/Taylor County Chamber
of Commerce will host its 13th annual
Public Safety Appreciation Cookout
Friday, Nov. 17, at City Park.
"The chamber would like to honor
and show appreciation to our local
public safety employees and our
armed forces for their commendable
support and service," Director Dawn
Taylor said.
Lunch will begin at noon. Those
planning to attend are asked to RSVP
by Nov. 16.
"You will need to let us know ahead
of time if you need to pick up dinners
for those who cannot attend (such as
on-duty officers or correctional
officers). If you need further
information, please contact our office
at 584-5366."

Toys for Tots
bike run Dec. 9
The 2006 Taylor County Toys for
Tots Motorcycle Run will be held
Saturday, Dec. 9, leaving from
the Taylor County Courthouse at
10 a.m.
Admission will be an unwrapped toy.
Lunch will be served after the ride at
Econfina Resort, with entertainment
by "Faster than Flash."
The event ,is being sponsored by
Nature Coast, Inc., and Econfina
Resort.
For more information, call Wendy at
584-5263.

BMWa schedule

The City of Perry has announced
the following garbage pick-up
schedule for Thanksgiving week:
--Regularly scheduled service on
Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20 and 21.
--Everyone will receive a garbage
pickup Wednesday, Nov. 22.
All city offices will be closed
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24,
for the Thanksgiving holiday.



Free memory screenings will be
offered Friday, Nov. 17, from 9-11 a.m.,
at- the Taylor County Health
Department.
For an appointment, please call the
Alzheimer Resource Center in
Tallahassee at (850) 561-6869.
The screenings are being
sponsored by Tallahassee Memorial
HealthCare Memory Disorder Clinic,
Alzheimer Resource Center of
Tallahassee, Inc., and the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs in
partnership with Taylor County Health
Department.



Winter weather is just around the
corner and a coat drive is underway to
benefit local children.
Thomas Chevrolet is the collection
site for donations..



The Department of Agriculture and
America's Second Harvest food
distribution for Steinhatchee will be
held Tuesday Nov. 21, from 1 to 3
p.m., at Cherokee's, across from
Herring Realty. ,
Rules for acceptance and
participation tn the program are the
same for everyone Without regard to
race, color, national origin, age, sex or
'disability.
Program coordinator is Bobbie
Rideout, and she may be reached at
352-498-2382.


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An investigation into a stolen
debit card led to the arrest of four
individuals last week, some of who
were in possession of a "large"
amount of cocaine.
The owner of the debit card
reported it lost or stolen Monday,
,Nov. 6, and gave officers a list of
places the card had been used in
two days as well as the amounts.
The list included retail stores,
gas stations, motels, convenience
stores and several ATM machines
around Perry.
An ATM videotape from one
bank showed a black male using
the card, who was later identified
as Nino White, 32.
The ,next day, officers were
called to a local fast food
restaurant where a white female,
Kimberly Ciera Hockaday, 19, had


The eternal flame in front of the county courthouse
provides a' permanent reminder of the-sacrifices made by
those in the U.S. Armed Forces. A ceremonial wreath was
placed by the monument in observance of Veterans Day.


U.S. Army veteran and County Commissioner Jack Brown
was the featured speaker Friday at the annual Taylor County
High School (TCHS) Veterans Day ceremony. Shown with
Brown (left) is TCHS JROTC Senior Army Instructor Mjr.
Robert Kevin West.

Administrative hearing


for commission, DCA?


The Taylor County Commission
may be headed to an
administrative hearing with the
Florida Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) over differing
opinions 'on allowable
development densities in certain
areas along the coast.
The i_.sue began earlier this, year
.uhen DCA lound part of the
count\ comprehensnje plan "not in
compliance."
At ..,issue is the allowable
building'. densities in land zoned
mixed-use urban development
which has also been designated to
be in the coastal high hazard area


(CHHA) if water and sewer
service are available.
The county says it's 20 units per
acre; DCA says it's four.
In the county's comprehensive
plan, which was adopted in 1990,
it states in the section concerning
the CHHA that the maximum
density, if water service is
available, is four units per acre.
It does not mention what the
density would be. if water and
sewer,service were available.
According to DCA's position,
that means the density' is' four.
".* Please see page 3


Dreaming : of a white
Christmas?
Then downtown Perry is the
place to be Friday, Dec. 1, for the
first-ever "Snow Fest!"
Thanks to sponsorship from the
Taylor Tourism Development
Council (TDC), one city lot will be
transformed into a winter
wonderland complete with snow
and ice.
'"The company (Adel Ice
Company) that runs the snow


By MARK VIOLA
Staff writer
Taylor County once again
gathered together to honor those
who have served their country in a
series of ceremonies leading up to
Veterans Day.
For the 20th year, Taylor County
High School held its Veterans Day
service presented by the JROTC.
The TCHS "Pride of Taylor"
Band saluted the veterans in
attendance--who had front row
seats to the program--with the
national anthem followed by the
invocation.
The band, with assistance from
the school's chorus, played a
medley of songs from the various
branches of the armed services
including the U.S. Army, Marine
Corps, Navy, Coast Guard and Air


the card, but by then, the balance
was down to less than $4 and the
machine would not take it.
Hockaday was arrested on an
outstanding VOP warrant, but not
before telling officers she had
"gotten the card from a guy at a
local motel and she was in physical
possession of two motel keys."
Perry Police Department (PPD)
patrolmen Dwight Norris and
Garrett Campbell went to the
motel and found the room to be
rented out to Keith Robert Barker,
42.
When officers knocked on the
room door, it was answered by
Nirio White, a suspect in the case.
Officers also said there were
several other people in the room.
"I entered the room and asked to
speak to (owner of the card)," said


exhibit at Wild Adventures will be
coming down and setting up a
snow area for us," Downtown
Perry Partnership member Sharron
Dorman said.
"This is something we have;
wanted to do for a long time and
we're so thankful to the TDC for
sponsoring this event. We wouldn't
be able to do it without them," she
said.
In addition to the free snow play
area and snow boarding, the


Force.
Mjr. Robert Kevin West then
introduced County Commissioner
Jack Brown as the featured
speaker.
Brown graduated from TCHS in
1970 and entered the Army in
November of 1971. He retired in
1996.
"I remember 40 years ago sitting
in high school as a seventh grader
in 1966," Brown recalled. "Back
then.the seventh grade was part of
the high school. We thought we
were cool.
"At the assembly for Veterans
Day, I remember how boring I
thought .it was, sitting there
listening to some gray-haired guy
up there talking. It didn't have an
impact on me. I was more
concerned about girls and


Norris, "and they said there wasn't
anyone there by that name."
Norris said Barker was lying on
one bed and White was sitting in a
chair by the other one.
"When I asked Barker about
Hockaday saying she had gotten
the card from someone in' the
room, he said she had left earlier
with some guy," said Norris.
"Another white female, Sherri
Ann Grambling, 32, was parked
outside in a car officers had
suspected to be involved in recent
drug activities. Grambling entered
the room and also sat on a bed," he
added.
Norris said he asked Barker if
there were any illegal drugs in the
room and he said there were not
"'* Please see page 3


Downtown Christmas on the
Square & Feitival of Lights,
chaired by Partnership President
Paula Tuten, will feature a lighting
ceremony, children's train rides,
"Little People Petting Zoo," horse
rides, face painting, moonwalk,
slide, luminaries and horse-drawn
carriage rides.
There will be live music, a
strolling Santa, % indow displays,
refreshments and extended
shopping.hours,


basketball.
"Then, my brothers served in
Vietnam. We would watch the
news for updates."
Brown was drafted into the
Army just after the law expired
when, the President ordered an
additional 50 draft numbers to be
chosen. He was going to go to
Vietnam but his orders were
changed and he was instead sent to
Germany.
"We're here to honor heroes," he
said. "I'm not a hero.
"More often than not, the geek
next to you, the one you made fun
of in high school, will be the one to
pull you out of the fire."
He referenced the movie
"Glory," in which a character says
".* Please see page 3


Perry Newspapers


installs new press

Flipping through the pages of today's newspaper, readers may notice
something different...full color photographs!
With this edition, Perry Newspapers, Inc.--publishers of the Taco Times
and the. Perry News-Herald--begins a new tradition of printing
excellence for the Taylor County community.
The installation of a low-profile, four-high News King printing tower
remanufactured by Robertson Press Machinery Co. of Joplin, Mo., will -
give the newspaper printing capabilities enjoyed mainly by larger
communities, Publisher Don Lincoln said.
I "Our entire staff is excited about the new printing equipment and what Gathered around Perry Newspapers' new press are: (front, I to r) Publisher Don Lincoln,
it will mean to our readers and customers," Lincoln said. Angela Castelucci, Tish Fletcher and James "Stevie" Hodges; (middle row, I to r) Mark Viola,
The installation of the printing press has taken about two weeks. It Sarah Weirick, Libby Denmark, Charles Sadler, Carolyn DuBose and Clint Tipton;'and (back,
follows recent upgrades in other equipment that allows for color I to r) Carol Brooks, Debbie Carlton, Susan Lincoln, Leissa Metzger and David Snyder. Not
separations to be done by computer rather than manually. pictured is Richard Fletcher.


Stolen debit card




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Red Hats give details

on September events
By CHERYL GREGORY, Publicity
September was a very busy month for the Roseheads, Perry's original
chapter of the Red Hat Society.
On Saturday, Sept. 16, member Thelma Birdwell celebrated her 90th
birthday. Six members of the Roseheads joined other Red Hatters, family
and friends to wish Mrs. Birdwell "Happy Birthday." The party was held
from 2 to 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in downtown Monticello.
Each table was .covered with a red or purple tablecloth and had a red or
purple hat as the centerpiece. Punch, cake and a tasty assortment of foods
were enjoyed by everyone.
Eleven members gathered at the home of Queen Mother Hattie Adams
on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 21, to make plans for the group's float
entry in the Forest Festival Parade. Delicious cake, warm pie and cold
beverages were served.
The monthly luncheon/meeting of the Roseheads was held Saturday,
Sept. 30, at Sisters' Tea Room in downtown Perry. There were 22 Red
Hatters (50 and older) and two Pink Hatters (under 50) in attendance.
After welcoming everyone to the meeting, Laura Taylor led a discussion
of Breast Cancer Awareness. "October Is Breast Cancer Awareness month
and there are many ways we can help each other stay healthy," said Taylor.
She directed the ladies to the printed materials at each place setting.
Cheryl Gregory reported the 2007 Relay For Life information, giving
members an envelope of information and tickets to sell for the fall
fundraiser. Debi Limoges announced the balance in the club's account.
"Red Hat headquarters has sent our new charter," she said. "It is framed
and hung on the wall of the Tea.Room."
,.- After, lunch,, Queen MnAth1 Ha.tici -.AinJ.n made -e\eral important
Z announcements. ()ur ine\ luncheli'Ii N. ill he held No\ 4. followed by our
Pajama Brunch on Dec. 2." Door prizes were compliments of Queen
'Mother Hattie Adams, Alice Brady, Cheryl Gregory, Patricia Lindsey,
Barbara Patrick and Laura Taylor.
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vows in Steinhatchee
Neal and Retta Williams of Perry announce the engagement of their
daughter, Jodie, to Christopher Corbin, the son of Melvin and Linnie
Corbin of Steinhatchee.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney O'Quinn Jr.
of Perry, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Williams Jr.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs: Willard Melvin
Corbin Sr. of Steinhatchee, and Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Keen of Old Town.
The wedding will be held in the First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee on
April 7, 2007, at 5 p.m. with a reception following at Steinhatchee
Landing. No local invitations will be issued; all friends and family are
invited to attend.
New Arrival
David and Jodie Holley Snell of Destin announce the birth of their
daughter, Ava Mims, on Oct. 18, 2006, in Pensacola. She weighed 6
pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Jayson and Barbara Holley of Perry;
maternal great grandmother is Lillian Mehan of Atlanta, Ga.
The baby's paternal grandparents are Joyce Snell of Destin and the late
John Snell.
The new arrival was welcomed home by her brothers, Porter and Jake.
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The Red Hats' September planning committee consisted of
three breast cancer survivors: Queen Mother Hattie Adams
(1998), Cheryl Gregory (2002) and Laura Taylor (2005).
October was Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the topic of
the September meeting. Informational materials from the
American Cancer Society were distributed to the members.
Door prizes (compliments of Adams, Alice Brady, Gregory,
Patricia Lindsey, Barbara Patrick and Taylor) included both
Pink and Red Hat items as well as Breast Cancer Awareness
gifts. Winners we're Mary Becht, Thelma Birdwell, Alice
Brady, Jeanne Hilgendorf, Debi Limoges, Sharon Neiert,
Barbara Patrick, Suezette
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Wheeler, the son of Lucy Kate
Wheeler of Perry and Doug
Wheeler of Valdosta, Ga.
The bride-elect is a graduate of
Robert E. Lee High School and
Texas A & M University.
The prospective groom is a
graduate of Taylor County High
School and Southern Wesleyan
University. His grandparents are
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Cocaine, drug paraphernalia


seized during investigation


4 ARRESTS
Continued from page 1


Local veterans from every branch of the service were present Friday and salute during the
presentation of colors.


A day to

say thanks
HEROES
Continued from page 1
before the final battle, "It's time to
ante up."
,"Let us honor those who have
anted up," Brown said.
The ceremony concluded with
the band playing "Battle Hymn of
the Republic," and the ROTC
retired the colors.
After the program, veterans
gathered in front of the courthouse
as the flag was lowered to half
staff and then raised.
Following that ceremony,
hundreds gathered at Forest
Capital *Hall for a luncheon
honoring veterans and their
families'
As Brown reminded students
Friday, in this time of war, almost
everyone has a family member or
a friend in the armed services.
Veterans Day is the day for
everyone here at home to honor
those friends and family as well as
everyone else they do not know but
who have put themselves in harm's
way to protect our country.
It is a day to say, "Thank you."


and that "we could search the
room. I walked to the first bed,
moved a red shirt and a bag of
cocaine fell out of it," Norris said.
Taylor County Sheriffs Office
Sgt. Charles Campbell asked
whose shirt it was and White said it
was his. At this time, all suspects
in the room were handcuffed so
that a more thorough search of the
room could be conducted.
TCSO Dep. Jay Ricketson also
arrived to assist.
During the search, four small
bags of suspected cocaine were
found, along with one large bag of
cocaine, two plastic straws with
cocaine residue, a silver spoon
(which can be used to cook crack
for smoking or injecting), six
baggips which had cocaine residue
in them, a can of baking powder
(Grambling later gave testimony


that White had been "cutting" the
cocaine with it), and a crack pipe.
A subsequent search of
Grambling's car revealed a plastic
straw with cocaine residue, a wood
box with White's name carved in it
which contained 13 baggies with
cocaine residue, a cigarette
wrapper with cocaine residue,
several baggies with cocaine
residue, and store receipts showing
where the stolen debit card was
used.
White, Grambling and Barker
were arrested and taken to the
county jail. While there, Barker
told Norris that he and Hockaday
"had been snorting cocaine all day
in the room."
Norris said Grambling denied
any knowledge 'of the drugs and
paraphernalia discovered in the
motel and her vehicle.
"Grambling said she had rented
her vehicle out to White and
Hockaday, but had only gotten it


back a couple of hours prior to the
officers' arrival to the motel.
"Grambling admitted that she
uses cocaine, but denied any
knowledge of the stolen card or
some of the items purchased being
inside her vehicle," said Norris.
White also denied any
knowledge of the drugs found
inside the room or Grambling's
car," said Norris. "He said he
hadn't rented the vehicle from
Grambling and they have had the
vehicle for the last few days.
"While talking to White, I
noticed that he was wearing a new
pair of tennis shoes. White said
Hockaday had bought the shoes for
him at a department store with the
stolen debit card," he added.
During that same day, Ptl.
Campbell went back to the jail and
seized,the shoes.
All three suspects were charged
with possession of cocaine and
possession of drug paraphernalia.


J With DCA


County looks for compromise


Veterans and their families gathered at Forest Capital Park
for a luncheon held in their honor.

Rotary has tickets for


Gator/Seminole game
The Perry -Rotary Club is offering $5 raffle tickets for a chance to
win two tickets to the upcoming Gator/Seminole football game on
Nov. 25.
Tickets are available from any Rotary Club member.
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HEARING
Continued from page 1
But the county contends that the
issue is addressed in the section
concerning the mixed-use urban
category, which does state the
density is 20 units per acre when
water and sewer are available.
The commission as a board
traveled to Tallahassee in June to
discuss the issue and after more
than two hours of talks,, no
decision was made. DCA
representatives did, however, agree
to look at the county's position as
well as consider the small area of
developable land along' Taylor
County's coast due to large
sections owned by the state.
Commissioners also pointed to
Steinhatchee, where they said the,
density was reduced to 12 units per
acre per a negotiation with DCA.


County Attorney. Conrad Bishop
and County Commissioner Clay
*Bethea recently met with DCA
representatives to get an update on
the issue since receiving additional
information from the county.
The two updated other
commissioners last week.. "We
didn't get what we wanted," Bethea
began. "DCA sees it at four units
per acre."
According to Bethea, the county
has three options: compromise, go
to an administrative hearing or file
a new comp plan amendment.%
"They're not going to move,"
Bethea said, "but (DCA Director of
Community Planning) Valerie
Hubbard said they're not going to
go to court just to go court."
"It was a frustrating meeting,"
Bishop added.
"They're looking for -a
compromise," Bethea said. "I'm


not looking for a compromise
without hearing from the
constituency."
He suggested adding the issue to
the next commission meeting (set
for Tuesday, Nov. 28) to have
residents from the areas affected
speak to the commission about
their views on the matter.
Commissioner Jack Brown
called it a "sound course of
action." Both Brown and
Commission Chairman Daryll
Gunter will no longer be on the
board by that time as they will be
replaced with newly elected
commissioners Mark Wiggins and
Rudolph Parker.'
Commissioners agreed to hold
the talks-it will not be a formal
public hearing,-and tell DCA their
plans. They also told Bishop
to begin the administrative hearing
process if negotiations fail.


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A-4 The Taco Times November 15, 2006


17 games


scheduled


TCMS girls join conference


The TCMS girl's soccer team
kicked off their season Tuesday
night at Wakulla River Springs.
The team will play a 17 game
schedule this year. Also, for the
first time, this year's middle
school team will play in a
conference.
The conference includes Lake
City Middle, Madison, Live Oak,
and Lake City Richardson. At the
end of the season the teams will
play in a conference tournament to
see who has the right to represent
the conference against the winner
of the Jacksonville area
conference.
This year's team will have to
rebuild after losing fifteen 8th
graders from last year's team. Six
of those 8th graders are now
varsity players on the high school
girl's soccer team, so there will be
big shoes to fill.
"No doubt we've got our work
cut out for us. We only have two
returning starters from last year's
team. So far I like what I've seen.
The girls are working hard and.
shown an eagerness to learn," said
first year head coach Jonathan
Mauk.
"Our schedule looks to be a
little challenging this season, but
that will only help to prepare us
for the post season play. Our goal
is to win the first ever conference
championship. We need for some
players to step up and as a team
we'll need to improve each week.
It should be a exciting year for the
girls middle school soccer
program."
The Lady Dogs two returning


starters are Macy Gregory and
Savannah Cantrell. Both players
are eager to step onto the playing
field with their returning and new
teammates.
"We have a lot of new players,
but several of the new starters got
playing time last year, so we'll be
ok," said defender Macy Gregory.
"It may take a few games, but I
think we'll do good." Midfielder
Savannah Cantrell said. "Playing
on this year's team is a lot
different, but there's some girls
who have been playing in PSA
and in the TOF league in
Tallahassee this past spring that
will really help the team. I'm
looking forward to this season."
First year as a goalkeeper
Elizabeth Devane thinks that this
team has the players and attitude
to continue Taylor County's
winning ways.
"This is a close group of girls
who practice hard and have fun
being around each other. It's fun
working with the girls getting


them prepared for the upcoming
* season," said assistant coach
Kasey Roberts. "Watching their
growth and support for each other
really makes it exciting to be a
part of this team. This is a young
team and the new players show a
lot of promise. We've got plenty
of games to play before we get to
the playoffs, and we hope to get
better each week."

The 2006-07 Lady Bulldogs
Middle School team is made of
8th graders Courtney Brown,
Savannah Cantrell, Elizabeth
Devane, Katie Holden, Sarah
Meecham, Jackie Noles, and Jenna
Wilson. The 7th grade players are
Hope Gonzalez, Macy Gregory,
Shae Horner, Ashley Mixon,
Tiffany Nix, Ciera Ormsby,
Serena Peacock, Ciara Perkins,
Shanna Pittman, Macey Sadler,
Candice Story, Abbi Walker, and
Whitney Young. Sixth graders
include Hanna Blanco, Katie
Brown, KC Nelson, and Jennifer
Sullivan.


The Taylor County Middle School girls soccer team recently travelled.to Tallahassee to attend
the Florida State and Clemson universities' soccer match, but it was rained out. The FSU
coaching staff invited the team into the locker room, where FSU's Assistant Coach Pauliine
Miettinen spoke to the girls for about 45 minutes, telling them to be focused and committed.


21 boys to play TCMS soccer


Taylor County Middle School
will field 21 players this season in
-its boys soccer program.
kobert Schramm returns to
coach the boys' team, assisted by
Coach Kip Sparkman.
The boys' team features 21
players including Austin Cooke,
Chris Davis, Trey Stephens,


Justin Folsom,' Aaron Wallis,
Hunter Barfield, Caleb Rhodes,
Dylan Cayson-Denmark,
Guy Gibson, Jake Murray,
Kaleb Peacock, Kameron
Livingston, Rayne Slaughter,
Scotty Raulerson, Chad Hill,
Sergio Vilfagomez, Morgan Pelt,
Caleb Horner, Brandon Knowles,


Chad Ellis, Trey Whiddon and
Ryan Shaw.
Garrett Allen and Daniel Perez
will serve as managers.
Schedule highlights include the
Lake City tournament Dec. 9 plus
the end-of-the-season conference
tournament which will be played
Jan. 11-13.


2006-2007 Taylor County Middle School boys soccer team


Date. Opponent, Site Time
Nov. 7 Riversprings Away 3 & 4:15
Nov. 9 Live Oak Home 5 & 6:15
Nov. 14 Madison Away. 5 & 6:15
Nov. 16 Lake City Middle Home 5 & 6:15
Nov. 20 Lake City Richardson. Home 5 & 6:15
Nov. 27 Florida High Away 5 & 6:15
Nov. 28 Mayo Home 4 (girls)
Nov. 30 Live Oak Away 5 & 6:15
Dec. 2 Tourn. Girls Lake City Away TBA
Dec. 4 Riversprings Home 4 & 5:15
Dec. 5 Madison .Homel 5& 6:15
Dec. 7 Lake City Middle 'Away 5 & 6:15
Dec. 9 Tourn. Boys Lake.City Away TBA
Dec. 11 Florida High Home 5 & 6:15
Dec. 12 Lake City Richardson Away 5 & 6:15
Dec. 14 'Mayo Away 4 (girls)
Jan. 5 Florida High Home 6 (boys)
Jan..9,12 Girls Conf. Tourn. TBA TBA
Jan. 11,13 Boyd Conf. Tourn. TBA TBA
, Jan. 16 Florida High Away 6:00


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Happy birthday...and congratulations!
The week-long celebration of Frances Gilmore's 100th birthday began with the presentation
of a "Yard of the Month" sign for her lawn. She is shown with Roger King whom she credits
for all the hard work and heavy lifting. The celebration hits a high mark this Saturday, Nov.
18, when Gilmore will be honored by friends and family from 3-5 p.m. in the First Baptist
Church fellowship hall. You are cordially invited to attend.
Current, future players' parents invited

TCHS Baseball Boosters to meet this week


There will be a Taylor County
High School (TCHS) Baseball
Booster meeting Thursday, Nov.
16.
All parents of upcoming and


current players are encouraged to
participate in the meeting, which
will be held in the high school
conference room at 7 p.m..
If you have questions about the


SAC meeting scheduled for Thursday


Perry Primary School will hold
its next SAC Meeting on Thursday


Gary
The family of Mrs. Jannie
"Thomas" Gary acknowledges
with deep appreciation the kind'
expression of sympathy shown
during the passing of our mother.
We thank the'following families
who traveled from Perry, to
Hurtsboro, Ala.: the Simmons,
Dowdell, Harris, Jones, Flanders,
Copeland, Woodfaulk (Pop),


Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. in the reading
lab.


White, Ratliff, Starling. and
Steward families. Thanks, also, to
New Mount Zion Baptist Church
and Barry Patterson. Thanks for
all the flowers and prayers from
others.
Thank you,
Sherman Thomas and Family,
TCHS Class of '81, Johnny
Kendrick, Mitchell Thomas, Earl
Thomas and Sherri Flowers


meeting or the booster program,
please call Sabrina Parga at 584-
4257.
Spring enrollment opens
Open enrollment for the spring
semester at NFCC begins Monday,
Nov. 20.
Enrollment for current students
is underway new.
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m TEC,envisions multiple coal plants on.over 3,000 acres.
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wntown horizon, while winding railroad tracks mark the unofficial entrance


Flying 500 feet
above the treetops, it's
easy to see why
Perry/Taylor County
bears the title "Tree
Capital of the South."
In honor of that
designation and in
support of the 51st
Florida Forest Festival,
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perform a flyover of-
Perry Saturday, Oct.
28--marking the start
of the annual King-
Tree Parade.
Piloting the craft was
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was paramedic, Mike
McGowan and a
photographer from
Perry Newspapers,
Inc.
The photos shown
here are shots
capturing the view
from that bird's eye
vantage point. The,
tour included a look'
at downtown Perry,
Forest Capital Park
and the area along
Highway 19 South.


Crowds line Jefferson Street. awaiting the 100-plus entries in the annual King Tree Parade.


First Baptist Church celebrates its 150th anniversary this weekend.


Highway 19 South stretches into the distance, flanked by
hotels, restaurants and retail stores.


Doctors' Memorial Hospital is a state-of-the-art
showpiece. .


The distinctive design of Veterans Memorial Park is easily
recognized from high abovethe trees.


JROTC competes in national'Raider' competition


By MAJ Robert West
MRO'C Sai~ ArmyltrirtTr
Taylor County High School
Bulldog Baiation competed in its
first "nationally" recognized
Raider competition Oct. 21-22, just
north of Athen' Ga.
The %%eatheF -was very fall-like
'(temps around mid 40's in the
morning and 70s in the afternoon)


and the competition consisted of wall at the finish (no ropes, just rope, rope bridge.


six events over a two-day period.
The first event was called the
"gauntlet" and required teams to
cover a one-mile course through
the rolling hills of North Central
Georgia and across a 100-meter
lake carrying 35-pound rucksacks
(Army back packs). It finished


each other).
Second was the Cross Country
Rescue (CCR). Teams had to move
a liter (Army stretcher) weighing
90 pounds and four rucksacks
weighing 40 pounds each through
a 3/4 mile course on terrain similar
to the gauntlet, but had to pass the


with the team climbing a 10-foot liter and rucksacks on a single


Third was the rucksack relay
requiring cadets to carry five
rucksacks weighing 40 pounds
down a steep slope across a 50m-
water obstacle and back up a steep
slope on the opposite bank to the
other five waiting team members,
pass the rucksacks and those five
execute the same course in reverse


* (quite strenuous).
Fourth, the team had to cross a
stream 'using a one-rope bridge.
One member crossed the stream to
secure the rope to a tree on the
opposite side, then the remainder
constructed the bridge using a tree
and a combination of knots and
carabineers ("snap links" the things
people use to climb ropes with).


This was our best event and their
team worked extremely well'
together.
Our last event of the first day
was the Army Physical Fitness Test
(APFT); this tested the cadet's
upper/lower body and'
cardiovascular fitness. It included
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Downtown abounds



with CIristmnas clbeer


Downtown Perry was aglow
with holiday cheer Sunday
afternoon, with merchants hosting


the first of two planned Christmas
Open House events.
"It was wonderful. Some people
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weren't so sure about having an
open house on a Sunday, but I had
several good comments from
people asking when we were going
[o do it again," said Sharron
Dorman of Sisters' Mercantile.
Other downtown businesses also
reported brisk foot-traffic during
the five-hour event, which


included a wind ensemble
performing Christmas favorites
and a strolling Santa who was busy"
making his list and checking it
twice.
Santa will return to downtown
Perry for the second open house,
planned Friday, Dec. 1 (please see
related story. page A-1).


Breakfast with Santa

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It is that time of year again.
Registration is under% al for the third annual "Breakfast with Santa" to
be held at the Pen) Elks Lodge on Puckett Road SaturdaN. 'Dec. 16.
Sponsored by GTCom and the Perry Elks Lodge, the program is for
children ages ne%\ born to, 12 years old.
There are three "meet and greet" session 1nto choose from: 9 a.m., 10
a.m. and 11 a.m ,
The cost is $5 per child and includes a pancake, sausage and egg
breakfast as well as a visit 'x ith Santa and a gift valued at more than $10.
Pre-registration is required. Adults who are acconnipanr ing children eat
free. ..
"This year we are proud to announce that Photis & Fra.nes will be
offering the option of purchasing photo packages at the breakfa-t.
Registration is held at. GTCom.and is open until the first 300 pre-paid
registrations that are received," co-coordinator Deidra Newman said.


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Sunday's downtown Open House. He will return to the square
for a special visit Friday, Dec. 1.


Valdosta State University music majors Derrick Harnq.`0.
and Chris Cline, along with Ben Bratcher. perform.e8"
selection of holiday favorites Sunday afternoon.

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Honor roll aiven for Perry Primary


Perry Primary School has
announced the following honor
roll for the first nine weeks grade
period:
Kindergarten, All A's
Noved Ahmed, Hannah
Afitton,. Haley Armstrong,
Tayfor Barnes, Gregory Bauer,
.Nilj Beattie, Jamarco Bellamy,
Nxi l.,-h Britt, Benjamin Brown,
mc' t1, n Brown, Kathryn Brown,
`TayI,.> Buckley, Mattea Chaffin,
'tr ic .I: Clayton, Dillion
;Cochiain. Jordan Colombini, Tony
iC'p crl, -Emilee Corbin, Jamie
o.wart, Joshua Coxwell, Thomas
&raft, Da'corian Crdoms, Caysee
lP.ce, Jaylen Crumity, Alexis
lavi_. Tiffany Davis, Zachary
Da-.|-. Travis Day, Kendrevious
mehnmis, Zha'corbe Dixon, Bryanne
..D.rn-.. Jacob Doster, James
Drx. d,. Zaichary Edmond, Ajayah
'ElJh. lada. Ellis,- Skyla Evans,'
Suzan Everett, Jasmine Everson,
Ci:.b Fall, Gary: Flanders, Leslie
Flet.her Isabella Flores, Da'woan
Flov'..cr- Yasmine Flowers,
Amanda Floyd, Christine
rehand, Brooke Galbraith,
;evante Glover, Marvin Graham,
Garrett Grambling, Madison
Groom, Simeon Gross, Camden
Hale, Ny'asia Hamilton, Saharan
Harris, Tyler Harris, Cameron
;.Hathcock, Aisha Hendry, Nathan
. Hendry, Rebekah Hicks,
Dustin Hockaday, Zachary


Hoover, Kharionna Jackson,
Markei Jackson, Michael Jandula,
Elijah Johnson, Ethan Johnson,
Nathan Jones, Jordan King, Marah
Kinsey, Emily Knudsen, Kyler
Laing, Jordan Land, McKenzie
Lee, Ryne Linton, Jarquez Mango,
Kiwanis Mango, Kady Martin,
Cain McCray, Patrick McElveen,
John McGowan, Kaitlyn
McGuffie, Jason McHargue,
Jonathon McIntosh, Shy'keem
McNeal, Caroline Middleton,
Mason Mims, Robert Moon,
Joseph Morgan, Erica Mosley,
Raegan Murphy, Ariana Nesbitt,
Katherine Nettles, Lauren Nowlin,
Deasia Oliver, Jeanna Oliver,
Carley Ondash, Mathew Page,
Paityn Parker, Dharni Patel,
Leeann Phillips, Stephan Pittman,
Michael Praytor, David Reischl,
Noah Sadler, Sebastian
Schwender, Jodee Sessions, Jewel
Smith, Mahogany Smith, Ziyon
Smith, Brooke Spradley, Abigail
Swallow, Erica Taylor, Jamari
Thompson, Hope Tuten, Karman
Walker, Rick Wallace, Kenneth
Ward, Gregory Warf, Armoni
Washington, Corey Watson,
Nicholas Wiles, Katylyn
Williamson, Kindall Williamson,
Garrett Willis, Destiny Wilson,
Paityn Wilson, Ashley Winstead,
Lacy Wright and Jannie Yang.
Kindergarten, A/B
Evelyn Batton, Jeremy Blaske,


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as many pushups and sit-ups in
two minutes and a timed two-mile
run. They did this after completing
everything else listed above
(simply motivating and inspiring).
The final day the team had a
fiye-mile timed' run and the
"ultimate" Raider competition.
. The five-mile run was along a
hilly route and one member
conducts, the "Ultimate Raider"
over, the gauntlet course (mud,
water and cold) and finishes by
cluribina iopc oer the 10-foot


wall. We finished llth out of 52
teams and received a fifth place
trophy for the rope bridge.
Needless to say those cadets
participating learned a lot
about themselves and each
other (mentally/physically), how
important character and teamwork
are and what those two things
"truly" mean. As always thank you
for your support.
Cadets participating were: AJ
Creason,, John Aman, .Amanda
Jennings, William Wright, Sethi
Mardis, Ryan Miller, John Ketring,
Justin Mrotz, Eddie Weeks and
Cori Cruce .


Pamela Bowden, Kaitlyn
Boyington, Charles Brannen,
Courtney Bridges, Ja'Dakist
Campbell, Kalista Clark, Titeeanna
Collier, Kayle Couey, James
Crews, Coleden Cruce, Haley
Cruse, Caroline Davis, Hayden
Dice, Marcus Dowdell, Kayla
Drawdy, Kiana Dumus,
Auh'Vionce Fitchett, Shayeleigh
Foskey, Dylan Funnell, Evelyn
Gillis, Harmony Glanton, Brianna
Hay, Cheyenne Haywood, Natalie
High, Caleb Holmes, Brandon
Hudson, Kristopher Hunter,
Promise Jackson, Ashley James,
Kania Jones, London Jones, Austin
Lambert, Dawson Lee, Jenna Lee,
Savannah Lundy, Gauge Madison,
Ty Massey, Ann Marie McAfee,
Cassidy Meade, Ellaina Mora,
Keaton Nix, Terry Pace, Ethan
Padgett, Colson Plymel, Dalaytris
Ray,; Kari Russell, Zyshawn
Russell, Gerald Sheppard,
Allaysia Simon, Sterling
Slaughter, Pacen Smith, Seth
Smyrnios, Jaydin Spradley,
Demari Stephens, Hailey Torres,
Shianna Warf, Billy Weaver,
Garret Williams and Alyssa
Wilson.
1st grade, All A's
Sydney Aman, Ajaila Anderson,
Logan Arnold, Toni Austin, Taran
Barger, Hunter Bell, Alexis Belle,
Samantha Bickel, Sydney
Bohlman, Q'Vonntae Bonaparte,
Millie Branch, LaJohna Britt,
Hunter Brown, Savannah Burant,
Jacob Butler, Logan Calhoun,
Chase Carter, Timothy Carter,
Clayton Clark, Tyena Collier,
Cavariya Cook, Destiny Cooper,
Eric Cooper, Katherine Crawford,
Jayden Crowell,. Chloe Cruce,
Marcus Cruce, John Deming,
Naldrec Dixon, Jeremiah Edmond,
Megan Edwards, John Fields,
Zachary Freeman, Lucas Gilbert,
Tekayla Graham, Caden
Grambling, Latin Grandison,
Jarred Griner, Allissa Hale, Robert
Hall, Ja'Kari Hankerson,' Ryan
Hart, Travis Higgins, Breanna Hill,
Justin Holden, Jacob Holmes,
Daniel H6rton, Rylee Hudson,
Keegan Ingle, Harmony Jones,
Austin Kidd, Jessica Knowles,
Austin Lago Thomas Lee, Clara
Lilliott, Landon Livingston,
Delanie Louk, Hunter Lundy,
Cassie Markey, Ceanna Markle,
Kody Martin, Kent, i, MNclniih.
Hannah 'McNutt, Lillih McNuit.


Joshua Mixon, Shawna
Montgomery, James Moore, Anna
Morgan, Eli Morgan, Meagan
Mosley, Jordan Niles, Jeremy
Padgett, James Parker, Sarah
Phillips, Eric Pigford, Christopher
Reaves, Chadrick Richardson,
Jimmie Rousseau, Sarah Russell,
Hanna Searcy, Hayley Severance,
Joel Stengel, Cassie Stewart, Lori
Stewart, Courtney Tatum, Egypt
Thompson, Brandin Thurman,
Jerrett Touchton, Kalie Towles,
Michael Towles, Ashley Tucker,
Anthony Washington, Nathaniel
Washington, Alyza Watson,
Tamara Watson, Trenton
Weatherly, Lillie Welch, Michaela
Whiddon, Brailyn Wilkes,
Korrina Williams, Timothy
Williams, Brittany Willis and
Brandon Young.
1st grade, A/B
Nazil Ahmed, Trace Allen,
Keistin Anderson, Aymie
Arcularius, Haleigh Bembry,
Corbin Bennett, Brianna
Blackmon, Henry Blue, Kendal
Blue, La'Chadrick Britt, Tija Britt,
Ebone Brown, Sarah Buzbee,
Erica Carnley, Nita Carter, Tyler
Cherry, Jesse Clark, Codie Davis, .
Veronica Deida, Tyler Edwards,
Heidi English, Damion Fall, Justin
Franklin, Maranda Fulford,
Tysheonna Gaddy, Katelyn Gant,
Dade Gilbreath, Caitlin. Gray,
La'Zaria Green, Breanna Griffin,.
Cecil Habbord, William Hendry,
Jaimee Hockaday, Ja'Queze
Holmes, Layla Kornegay, Trey
Laing, Leanna Lucas, Madison
Luther, Dageonna Manning,
Ashton Massey, Jenna Massey, Ian
McGuffie, Brooke McGuire,
Conrad McNeal, Harley Miller,
Dillon Milstead, Samuel Morgan,
Kate Murphy, Tamia Nixon,
Iachadrick Pace, Joshua Palmore,
Sahil Patel, Jacob Patterson, Ariel
Perez, Javoya Petty, Rylee Pitts,
Garrett Riley, Markayvia
Robinson, Javon Ross, Seth Rucks,
Katelyn Schmigel-Devane, Kayla
Schmigel-Devane, Kendal Smith,
Delilah Thomas, Alexandria
Touchton, Gary Traynor, Victoria
Valentine, Patrick Whiddon,
Gerald Williams and Clinton
Wood.
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Dear Editor:
The Boys & Girls Club of
Perry/Taylor County Jerkins
Branch would like to thank Aaron's
Sales and Lease, and Badcock
Home Furnishings, for their
contributions and donations to the
annual haunted house and fall
festival.


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senior erbti
Dear Editor:
The Jefferson Coi
Citizens enjoyed a bea
the courtyard at th
Fundraiser Thursday a
Senior Center. Our I
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Mr. and Mrs. Jackson.
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businesses who made donations to
the fish fry: G6odman's BBQ,
Winn Dixie and Pepsi. Thanks to
Charity Baptist Church for its
members and the use of their
cookers.
A special thanks from,
Ken Forrest/ Activities Director
Bobbie Krebs/ Executive
Director


Kevin Kidd ot
Intartnerg ip
nt Dear Editor:
tCV9 To the Downtown Halloween
Volunteers, we take this
unty Senior opportunity to express our
dutiful day in appreciation to you for your
e Fish Fry support with the events we held on
at the Taylor Friday, Oct. 27. We are a small
hats are off group in our downtown business
to all the district working to improve and
dwards for add to the events we have in our
ur cooks and. downtown.. We could not do this
Greg Mock, without your help.
Paula Tuten, President
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Dear Editor:
I have never been much on-
wanting to-express my thoughts or .:
opinions to the newspaper and to' "
the folks that read the'papers
weekly. I am guilty of reading the
letters to the editor as a sometimes-
humorous way of entertaining
myself, 'but this letter is not
intended to be either humorous nor
slanderous but my intent is to shine ;
some light on a populous of folks'
that needs the community's
attention: .. "'
I have had the pleasure 'of
growing to know. a part of our,'-
society that, for the most part is':
forgotten until there is need. I am
talking about the folks at Marshall,'7
'Health and Rehabilitation. Most
people just refer to,the facility as
an "old folks home" but it is more.,
than that, much more. This is the
place that these people ,have
"-* Please seg page 5'


Midweek Muddle


Autumn leaves


SA., By SUSAN H. LINCOLN

As my father planted six-inch pine leaves, ma'am?" he asked, and I knewv he
seedlings around the perimeter of. our was just being friendly,
property 50 years ago, I doubt he had "Yes sir," I said. "I called the mayor'.
any idea how many people would this morning." ..
gravitate to that then un-cleared portion "Didn't you go to school with the
of Butler County, Ala. mayor?" he asked,
He and an Army buddy split three lots "Yes sir," I added,: "and to prom with
on a hill--said to be the highest spot inorlthe probatenjudge/oa ri, .t .i-,.
the county--and proceeded-o-save their "You shouldn't have arny problems ahn
dollars until they could erect brick time you i\1sit," he suggested, chuckling
homes that no one could huff and puff as he continued up the hill.
and blow down. Margaret Ann Lewis stopped. "You
Hurricanes have tried, though, and can have all those you want," she. said.
many of the trees were taken out last "In fact, if you bring back a rake, I can
year by Ivan. Others remain standing, help you get baskets and baskets of
looking tired and worn out. 'leaves to call your own."
\ltidle pine trees have always been ,a "You're so generous, Margaret Ann," I
part of my personal landscape, I forget-'- said. .
each year--hdw much I miss the masses: "Just trying to be neighborly," she
of hardwood trees until I travel north in admitted with a wink .,,
the fall. Not to Vermont, mind you. Just "AWhiat are you doing?" ny college
over the state line to Alabama. roommate asked as she zoomed around
There, along the roadsides, maples are the curve.
the most ostentatious--flashing gold and "Oh, I thought I could press these
scarlet and orange leaves, like Women of between two sheets of wax paper, iron
the night, to turn your head. If you don't .them and make a, fall picture," I said,
look, the trees purposely throw a few remembering life before ta\es.
leaves down upon you, just to get your "Or you could put them underneath a
attention. Nature, you know, will not be piece of paper and trace the veins, and:
denied. .' color them in," she added.
The roads i ni my neighborhood had "Or,"- I said, being "'especially
been recently paved when' I arrived enthusiastic,' "I could .put them, on a
Friday, so as I walked. the -block for piece of white paper, inside a box,; 'and
exercise and mental health, I observed cover it with a piece of screen to push'
how brilliantly the leaves appeared paint through....". .
against a black backdrop. And she finished my sentence, "And'
I could hardly keep a cardiac-healthy then remove the leaves and you'd have
pace for smelling the- roses and white leaf-shaped places surrounded by-
admiring those leaves., an interesting paint technique."
Finally, I bent down and picked up a "What are. we doing working for a
small branch with eight golden maple living?" I asked,' "We Shou ld be in'
leaves. Then I found some single red somebody's Think Tank."
leaves, from a poplar tree, a few from a "I'm off to the grocery store," she said.
hickory tree, and a long stem from a "I'll call you later."
crepe myrtle tree; with a row of small I was out of breath, but not without my
leaves which were artistically colored, leaves, .when Ralph:Simpler pulled up in
"I'm taking these home," I said to no his worn-out station wagon with
one, and continued walking, swinging veterans bumper stickers all over it.
my leaf bouquet. All I needed was a "I haven't seen anybody pick up leaves
ponytail and I would be six again, in years," he said, adding,
Pat Newby in his small vintage truck, "Glad you're home."
slowed down and asked, "You got you The muffler protested as he drove
some leaves?" -away. .,", :,
As I look at that sentence typed, I While I think I could have walked'
realize how Southerners. rearrange the naked and attracted less attention, PI
rules of English language in order to be couldn't help but be glad that I still have'
friendly and approachable. neighbors around that block, as well as,
"Yes sir," I said to this long-time the block I now call home:
neighbor, the father of a friend. "We The leaves fall every year.there,,yet the'
don't have leaves where I'm from." neighbors seem to be holding their own.
"They don't have leaves in Florida?" he And as a tribute to constancy.:in- life,;
asked. which I so desperately need, I struggled,
"Not this like," I added. up the hill and around the:corner before:
"Take all you want," he said as he landing in,.the .hpuse which was my,
motored away, with a friendlywave. home for all my.growing-up. There I
I hadn't gone 50 feet before the bank found a silver vase, and placed the
president slowed down in his Lincoln. leaves.
He lowered the power window. "Have Only my- Mother might itfiderstand,
you got permission to be taking those why. ." ;" :- ;'


Letters to the Editor

Coal opponent wants to know: 'Who lied?'


unaware of additional plants.
So who 'lied?, What else have
the, lied about? Wer e the local
up orcrr- o"f the pinpowed p'lr in
on the lie? Why is this just being
made -public after the -Planning
Board vote to change our Comp
Plan?
I should have asked about their
vision for our future instead of
their plans. '
Diane V .Whitfield

questioned
proposed supercritical coal plant is "
not even the second best
technology, despite all your'
'claims. '
Perhaps zoning board member,
Erdman \Vest. an honorable and
% ell-respected citizen, of Taylor.
-Colint\. for as long as I can
remember, said .it best. in a
,"'* Please see page 5

Writer shocked

at 'disrespect'

shown Causey
Mr. Editor: ,
As I read the Nov. 1 Taco,
Times, two front page articles
pertaining to the altercation
between Magnolia Bay developer
Chuck Olson: and private citizen,
Rick Causey, I literally got sick to
my stomach. I could not believe.
Rick Causey, an honest,-
intelligent, courageous man could
be treated' with so much
disrespect.
A three-year-old.' child knows'
more about right and wrong than
the majority of our greedy county
commissioners, county and city
agencies.
Citizens of Taylor County, don't
think for one minute, Olsen, Pruitt,
Secret Promises or our county
commissioners have Taylor
County's best interests on their
minds.
This is our home, our county,
and our coastline. Let's fight back,
let's get behind this courageous
man who may not be' a five-
generation Taylor Countian, but
loves our county and our coast and
wants it- to stay beautiful and
pristine. We can drive to Panama
City if we want to see the other
side of life.
Don't let these people whoo-doo
us. Remember, not long ago, the
bombingg range" and how good it
was going to be for Taylor County.
Get involved!
Marcia Parker


Dear Editor: asked Mark McCain (Florida
Who lied? i h Municipal Power Agency), Bud
Mark MNcCain, the spokesman Paria (JEA)i. Mike La',.son (iTEC
foi the Tailor Ener,\ Ceiter. said Projet'f Manjger. JEA.i Pat
the partners had said all along that Patterson, Jack Brown, Malcolm
they could eventually envision Page, Clay Bethea, Daryll Gunter
more plants on the site--probably and Rick Breer %%hy the proposed'
no more than one or two more, pulverized coal plant needed over
depending on their size. 3000 acres for an SO0 MWO plant
(Tallahassee Democrat Nov. 4, Po%%er plant representatives said
2006) no other plants were planned. The
Over the past 17 month,. I have conurussioners said their 'were

Power plant advertising


that, do you?
In \et another ad, TEC says. "We
. looked closely at ever opuon. We
e\en considered a newly
developing technology called '
Integrated Gasification combined
cOcle. .Ultmatel\. we chose an
advaiiced, proven technology
cAlled Supercritical Pulverized'
Coal.". TEC says 'about dirt
Spulerized coal. it "is the best,
choice because it 'is proven to
operate reliabl," ,"achieves, very
low emissions" and "is' more cost
effective." .Really? Tell ie.'TEC.,
why would we beconcerned about
your plant being cheaper for you iot
build? \Vhy would wve want it to
be cheaper for .ou to pollute our
beautiful county"? Most of us
know, b, no"p that there are no
clean coal plants.' and your


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15, 2006
P.O. Box 888
(850) 584-5513


Dear Editor:
I just read a Taylor Energy
Center ad so outrageous I had:to0
respond. The ad ha fluffy clouds,
pine trees'and a pond. just like the
beautiful natural settings we want
to protect here, from pollution.-
S Among the clouds in the ad are
TEC's \rds. "Generating
solutions to help us' all breathe
better." Breathe better? ReaUll.
, TEC! Ma3be wchat you meant to
say ',as. "Generating pollution to
take our breath a\ a!"
After all the physicians and
scientists ho have testified
endlessly in Perry and Tallahassee
about the harmful effects of the
proposed power plant. and allthe
neos articles expounding on the
same, surely you don't expect
citizens here to fall, for ads like



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Letters to the Editor


'Commissioners need to stop worrying about what's cheapest'


ADVERTISING
Continued from page B-4


presentation he did on coal plant
technologies before the zoning
board.
Mr. West had done his
homework. He had thoroughly
researched coal plant technologies,
talked with the best experts, and
he had made a flawless
presentation to the zoning board.
Since he explained and compared
the differences in coal
technologies so well, I would like
to share some of his comments
with you. I'm sure he would like
for the general public to be well


educated, so that people can know
the truth about this coal plant
situation. They certainly won't
discover the truth reading coal
plant ads.
Mr. West said at the meeting,
"After studying, I find that,
actually, we have four kinds of coal
plants: We have the gasification
coal plant, and then there, are
others, such as subcritical,
supercritical, and ultra-
supercritical." And, referring to a
chart he'd given Zoning Board
members, West explained, "if you
look at it carefully, you'll see that
the gasification coal plant produces
the least amount of emissions of


any one of them. And, actually, if
you look at the numbers, the one
that is next best to gasification is
ultra-supercritical. The coal plant
that is suggested that we build here
comes in next after that. So, it's
actually the third best.
Gasification is by far the best
choice."
He said, "Now, even in the water
usage, if you notice down there
(still referring to the chart) where it
says 'raw water usage,' gasification
consumes, by far, the least amount
of water."
Mr. West went on to say that
IGCC or coal gasification
technology plants are "well-proven
and have achieved the lowest level
of pollutant air emissions of any
coal-fueled power plants in the
world. The emissions are trace, air
pollutants are extremely low. So,
it's not only proven, but it just
simply backs up the position that
gasification is the best way to go.
They said in that program that
IGCC (coal gasification) is a
maturing technology. Well, I can
say that it has matured. In fact,
there are four coal plants about to
be constructed using coal


gasification. And, I'm sure that
Duke Power and American Electric
Industries certainly would not go
ahead and build gasification plants
if it wasn't a proven technology, if
it wasn't the best available."
Referring to a TEC ad, Mr. West
said, "they (TEC) do make one
statement (in their ad), that it does
cost more. And, to me, that is
probably the main reason they're
reluctant to even want to go in that
direction. Well, we shouldn't think
about that. We're the ones who
have to live with this plant. And,
while it may cost more to begin
with, it also is proven that that kind
of coal plant, gasification, is the
most efficient; it's the best coal
plant you can get.
"So there 's no reason why we
should back away from taking the
position that, if you want to build a
coal plant in Taylor County, let's
build it with the best technology
that's available, and that is
gasification."
There was great applause from a
room packed with people deeply
concerned about the coal plant.
Here wvas a man, serving on an
important local board who actually


took the time to research the issue
before him and who was so well
informed that he could explain this
complex issue with great ease and
make everyone in the room clearly
understand what should be done.
Mr. West made a motion to the
Zoning Board that they not accept
anything less than the best
available technology, coal
gasification, to be built in Taylor
County. The motion failed to pass
by only one vote, but Mr. West was
the winner. He was a winner
because, in a time 'of great public
pressure to allow TEC to put in a
cheaper, more polluting coal plant
in our county, Mr. West did the
honorable thing. He stood up and
told the truth. For the rest of his
life, he will always be remembered.
for standing up tall for Taylor
County, for being a forester with a
conscience.
Perhaps his moral stand will
encourage others in public office to
do the right thing --to study what
they are committing our county to
for the next half century. Before
making his talk before that zoning
board, Mr. West said, "Yesterday, I
celebrated my anniversary.


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inherited as their home, some by
choice, some due to medical needs
and then there are the community
churches and some civic
organizations that have. not
forgotten this part of our heritage
and support the residents as much
as possible with gifts, activities,
visits and prayers.
There are the family members
that tirelessly tend to their families
the best way they can. But, the
point I am trying to share is that
more can be done to make the
people know that they are loved
and- needed. I would like to bring
to light with our local companies,


future companies, and .politicians
that you can make a difference by
simply a visit to one of these
wonderful people or by supporting
the facility, and the folks that work
there night and day 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. We find many
ways to support others in the
community and I think we should
not forget our friends and family
even if they are old, sick, or simply
on the mends at the facility.
Please.as you go about your day-
to-day business, just ask yourself,
what can I do or what can my
company do 'to support a
wonderful, thankful part of our
community family, the residents at
Marshall Health.
Monty Cruce


Writer concerned over

county's 'dictatorial rule'


Dear Editor:
O give me a break! I am working
on my Master's in psychology 'and
I know there is a name for a job
hopper, but I have forgotten the
term. The point I want to make is:
the county commissioners owe an
apology to every person who
- applied for the county
administrator job. The
commissioners also need to pay
traveling expenses to all people
who came to Perry for an
interview.
Since when does a person
announce they are applying for a
county position in the middle of a
regular scheduled commission
meeting? Is that going to be a4
regular occurrence from now
onward? -
If the commissioners change the
rules for Jack Brown then all
county job openings can suspend
public newspaper advertising and
have a free-for-all declaration at
every county commission meeting.
Unless, of course, the county
commissioners are showing bias
and making new rules before,
officially making changes in the
employee. hiring operational
guidelines.
Also, the commissioners must
have old brain cells and slow
.retrieval processes in reclaiming
their memory of Jack Brown's
behavior as county administrator.
Jack Brown was argumentative
and combative during' his last term


as county 'administrator. Jack
Brown was dictatorial in his
position as county commissioner.
Things I have noticed:
1) each time Brown resigns he
uses his family as an excuse.
2) Brown's picture is splattered
over the front page of the
ne% paper. Where xnre, the
pictures of the four people who
spent their money to come to Perry
for an interview which turned out
to be a joke?
3) Jack Brown can't seem to
-hold a job very long.
Apparently Jack Brown, doesn't
know on which side of the table he
wants to sit. If he sits on the county
administrator's side he can again
become combative and
argumentative without the public
backlash. .If he sits as county
commissioner he can -be-
dictatorial, argumentative and
combative but he has to accept,
public backlash. '
The county commissioners need
to think and see. clearly, and,
unbiasly in the hiring process of
the county administrator. Jack
Brown did not follow the rules and
commissioners are allowing .this
behavior.
I am truly .concerned about the
commissioner's dictatorial and rule
bending behavior. But, apparently
that is what the county residents
have come to expect from the
commissioners.
S" Pat Cook


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B-6 Taco Times November 15, 2006


First Baptist celebrates 150 years!


Sunday is a banner day at FBC
First Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Sunday,
Nov. 19, at 102 N. Center St., with a theme for all the ages: Remembering
Our Past, Seizing Our Present, and Reaching Our Potential.
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First Baptist Church is celebrating its 150th.anniversary.

Obituaries


Stephen Liles Langston
Stephen Liles Langston, retired
assistant vice president of Georgia


Stephen Liles Langston


State University, died Nov. 11,
2006 at his home in Stone
Mountain, Ga.
Dr. Langston' was born Oct. 24,
1939, in West Palm Beach and
graduated from Dixie County High
School in 1957. He married Ann
Lilliott of Perry on Jan. 23, 1965.
Dr. Langston received his
bachelor's degree in mathematics
from the University of Florida and
his master's and doctoral degrees
from the University of Wisconsin-
Madison. He, served on the faculty
and in the administration of the
University of, Kentucky for 14
years where his last assignment
was Dean of University Extension.
He cam6 to Georgia State
University in 1982 as director of
continuing education and was
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Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. with a single morning worship
service following at 10:30 a.m. It will include a DVD video presentation
which highlights past structures, members and pastors at First Baptist
Church.
Special music will carry out the anniversary theme of God's faithfulness
with a performance from =the men's ensemble performing, along with a
combined presentation from the adult and children's choirs.
An old-fashioned "dinner on the grounds" will follow under the historic
oak tree which has welcomed worshippers for many years. "We extend a
cordial invitation to all to participate in this service of praise and worship,
and to join our fellowship," said Blalock, noting that there will be no
evening services.
Marriage workshop this Saturday
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WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? No. 25

WHAT WOULD JESUS DO ABOUT
SINNING BRETHREN?

By Bill Blue
Some churches excommunicate sinning members. Some withdraw from or
disfellowship sinners. Others do not discipline members at all believing that it is
wrong to judge one another. What would Jesus do?
Where one brother sins against second brother, Jesus has left us explicit.
instructions (Matt. 18:15-17).
5""Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between
you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16But if he
will not hear, take with you one or two more, that 'by the mouth of two or three
witnesses every word'may be established.' '"And if he refuses tq hear them, tell
it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like
a heathen and a tax collector."
Although Jesus limited His scenario to occasions where one brother sins against
another, following Jesus' pattern here should be the rule rather than the exception.
As we consider the Scriptural authority\ for withdrawal, remember the goals of
discipline: saving the lost brother (James 5:19-20), and protecting the church
from sin (1 Cor. 5:5-8).

Step One: Go to the brother. Jesus commands us to begin the process by going
directly to the sinning brother. The wisdom in' doing so privately before involving
third parties is obvious for at least t~woreasons: First, theC'erringi' Christian may
repent immediately. Repentance may eliminate the need for others to know about
the transgression and lessen the possibility of gossip and division. Secondly, you
need to verify the facts. Going directly to the person accused of sin will permit
you to hear their side of the story. How embarrassing would it be to confront the
"transgressor" in the presence of others and then learn that no sin was committed?
Step Two: Go back with onte or two more. If your brother will not repent, find
one or two witnesses (Matt. 18:16). Give your brother a second chance to repent.
His spiritual welfare is the overriding concern (James 5:19-20i. Others may be
able to persuade him to repent and their presence will help assure that the facts
are tenfied i Mlat. 18:16). However, the number of people with knowledge of
the allegations is still small. The brother may repent without the need of sharing
the alleg.auions \ ith the entire church.
Step Three Take it to, the church. If the brother will not listen to you or the
'others, you are then to take the issue to the church. If your church has elders,
ake the matter to them because they have oversight. The influence of the whole
congregation is brought to bear in hopes of getting the brother to repent, but if he
'retues, "let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector" i Matt. 18:17).
Let him be to 'ou like a heathen and a tax collector. What did Jesus mean by
sa ing that w e should consider the sinning brother a Gentile and, a ta. collector?
Remember that Jesus was speaking to Jews, and in the First Century. the Jews
would not eat with Gentiles or tax collectors. By way of analogy. Jesus is
instructing us to not eat with, keep company with, or otherwise socialize with
sinrnng brethren (1 Cor. 5:11).
ind\ idual Responsibility. In verse 17, Christ puts the responsibility on the
individual to discipline the sinning brother when He says that "you" are to treat
the. brother as a Gentile and a Lax collector (Matt. 18:17). Paul also emphasized
the indi idual's responsibility for discipline when he wrote. %e command you,
brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from
every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which they
received of us" (2 Thess' 3:6, ASV)."
What is withdrawn? Paul says that we are to avoid sinning brethren (Rom.
16:17), by withdrawing ourselves (2 Thess. 3:6) and our company from them (2
Thess. 3:14). We should not keep company or even eat n ith sinning brethren II
Cor. 5:11.).
We only withdraw from sinning brethren (Matt. 18:15; 1 Cor. 5:11;.2 Thess.
3:6). We do not withdraw from the world (1 Cor. 5:9-13), but only our impenitent
brethren who:
Commit sexual immorality (1 ,Cor. 5:11);
Covet (1 Cor. 5:11); ,
Are an idolater, reviler, drunkard, extortioner, or divisive (Rom. 16:17);
Sin against brethren (Matt. 18:15-17);
Walk disorderly,contrary to apostolic tradition (2 Thess. 3:6);
Wander from the truth (James 5:19); or
Commit any trespass or offense contrary to doctrine (Gal. 6:1; Rom. 16:17).
We understand that no sin is any more or less dangerous than any other sin,
though we may understand this better intellectually than we do in application.
For example, many today may consider trivial what Paul said was disorderly
.conduct worthy of withdrawal (2 Thess. 3:6-14).
The purpose of discipline is your brother's salvation and the protection of tde
church (James 5:19-20; 1 Cor. 5:5-8). Discipline is difficult. Some brethren are
unwilling to withdraw from a brother because they are concerned about the sinning
brother's feelings. This, however, ignores the fact that withdrawal is designed to
shame the brother into repentance, and prevent sin from spreading throughout
the church (2 Thess. 3:14; 1 Cor. 5:5-8).
Jesus' pattern for dealing with sinning brethren protects not only our brother
and the church, but ourselves also. Paul reminds us that when we seek to restore
others that we should consider ourselves, lest we also be tempted (Gal. 6:1). The
failure to try to restore a brother is in itself sin and a lack of concern for our
brethren could become a lack of concern for sin in our own lives.
This article is reprinted online at http://www.bibleweb.com.


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10/13-12/6

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10/25-11/17
House for Sale 2 or 3 bed/2 bath 2000 sq,
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appointment 584-4892
11/8-12/1
Commercial Building for sale 13,500 sq.
Old Badcock Furniture Building. Call 850-
584-5891. Pete Fortner
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10/25-11/17
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Road Maintenance Tech $8.04/ hr. +
benefits
Heavy Equipment Operator $9.31/hr
Planner $34,777 $39,145 + benefits
Library Tech (part time) $7.29 hr.
Library Tech (full time) $8.04 hr.
Library Clerk part time $8.04/hr.
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Jefferson St. Positions are open until
filled. Taylor County is an EOE/VP/Drug
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11/StfnBCC

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BOXER/AMERICAN PITT PUPPIES born
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Silver hair Yorkshire terrier,, six weeks'old,
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For Sale 1998 Ford F150 pick up truck.
62,500 miles. $3,500. Steinhatchee
Landing Resort. 352-498-3513.
11/15-11/24SLR
1995 Ford Taurus Sedan. Excellent
condition and gas mileage. $1900. Call
584-3744 for additional info.
11/15
2004 Ford Ranger call 838-5402 call
between 3 p.m 9 p.m. $5000 Cash.
11/15-11/17
1990 Ford Conversion van $2,000, good
condition. 2000 Park Ave. Buick $4,500,
great condition. 1999 Blazer S10 $4,500,
great condition. Call 584-8020(phone) or
838-6158(cell)
11/15-11/17
2004 Ford Ranger 838-5402. Call between ,
3 p.m.-9 p.m. $5000.
11/15

For Sale; 1992 Cadillac Sedan Blue with
tan leather, great condition, 150+ miles,
Can be seen at the Service Center on Old
*Dixie $2900 O.B.O.
11/15-11/24AC
2004 Black Mustang 40th Anniversary,
still under manufactures warranty, 5 spd,
V8 gt, only 27,000 miles. Chrome Cobra
rims, pwr. everything, cruise control,
leather interior. Asking $19,500. Call 223-
2547 anytime!
11/10-11/15
UWS Truckbox, single lid, black powder
coat, 7.5'cu. ft. (small truck) $125 Like
new.
Brand New P205/75 R15 Mastercraft tire
mounted on GM rim $30. Call 843-2418.
.10/20BG
1996 S-10, 4WD, white. Call 850-584-9084
after 6 p.m.
9/27-11/17
For Sale: 2000 Plymouth Neon, 4 dr, exc.
condition, 74k miles $4295 Call 584-5890
or 223-5000
11/8-11/22
'04' F150 regular cab V8 (4.6L) 18,000
miles, still under warranty $14,400 Call
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J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
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A 2 Z Farm and Lawn Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and complete lawn services.
Tree trimming/ removal, dump truck
services. Call 584-6737.
4/120fn


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Call Billy Blue at
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Home Cleaning & Lawn Care Services.
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dust, seep & mop, bathrooms & etc. Will
cut lawns, shrubs, vacuum leaves, plant
your plants & deliver mulch. Call Brenda
or Terry 850-223-2477
11/3-12/27


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James Harrell & Wayne Morgan
26 years combined experience.
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11/15-11/17
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In the Circuit Court of 'he third Judicial
Circuit of Florida, in and for Taylor
County, Florida
Case No. 06-691 DR
Lotisho P Potterson.
Petitioner/wife
and
Michael Louis Smith,
Respondent/ husband.
Notice of Suit
To. Georgre Keochis
13263 Chamberlain Avenue
Largo, Florida 33774
or
Michael Louis Smith
4254 Bench Mark Trace
Tollohassee, FL
Your are hereby notified 'hat o Petitioner
for dissolution of marriage has been filed
against you. and you ore required to
serve a copy. of your answer or other
pleadings 'o the'penitioner's attorney.
Conrad C. Bishop, J(., Post Office Box
167. Perry, Florida 32347. and file the
original answer r or pleading in the office
of the Clerk of the above-named Court
on or before the 27th day of
December, 2006.
If you fail to do so, judgment by default
will be token against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Witness my hand and official seal this 26
day of October, 2006.
Annie Moe Murphy
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marti Lavalle
Deputy Clerk
11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22

Notice is hereby given to Toni Clark,
Howard S. Clark and Robert White Unless
payment is made on 1985 Chevrolet
Blazer VIN# 1G8CT18BF0143578 for
repair service on 4/05/2006. Vehicle will
be auctioned on the 6th day of
December, 2006 at 10 am at Thomas
Chevrolet 2128 Hwy 19 S., Perry, FL
11/3

Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: December 12, 2006
Subject of Hearing: 1. Leave of
Absence Policy Military Leave Policy
2. Student Progression Plan
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
.11/15, 11/22, 11/28, 12/6

NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Taylor County,
Florida will hold a meeting on November
28, 2006, beginning at six o'clock at the
Board of County Commission Meeting
Room, Taylor County Courthouse Annex,
Old Post Office Building in Perry, Florida.
During this meeting the Board will
consider its options in the case of Florido
Deportment of Community Affairs vs.
Toaylor County. Specifically how many
units per acre should be in the Fish
Creek to Adams Beach area.
All members of the public ore welcome
to attend. Notice is further hereby given,
pursuant to Florida Statute 286 0105 nor
any person or persons aeciaing ro
appeal any matter considered at this
public hearing will need a record of the
hearing and may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings Is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Dated this 13th day of Nov., 2006, by
Annie Mae Murphy, Clerk of the Circuit
Court and Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida.
11/15

NOTICE
Bid#f 2007-08
Head Start Project
The District School Board, of Taylor
County is presently accepting bids onr) a
parking lot paving project at Head Start.
Bids are due no later than Thursday
November 30, 2006.
Bid specifications and statement of
terms and conditions may be obtained
at the superintendents office, 318 North
Clark Street, Perry, Florida 32347. A pre
bid conference is to be held at Head
Start Monday November 20, at 11:00
a.m. 'For further Information please
contact Dan Anderson,.Coordinator of.
Facilitiesat 838-2500.'
11/15

Notice Is hereby given to Henry Barney
Smith Ill. Unless payment Is made. on
1990 GMC VIN# 1GDEG25KOL7517393,
vehicle will be auctioned on the 28th of
November at 9:00 a:m; at ,Larry's Tow
Recovery. ,. ,
11/15 ,

Notice is hereby given to Jennifer W.
Hargrove. Unless payment Is made'on
1996 Mazda VIN# JMIBB1416TO341337.
Vehicle will be auctioned on the 28th of,
November ot'9:00 a.m. at Larry's Tow &
Recovery.
11/15 .


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In the Circuit Court in and for Taylor
County, Florida
Case No. 06-336-CA
Green Tree Servicing LLC, successor
service to GreenPoint Credit LLC, as
authorized servicing agent for
BankAmerico Housing Services, o
division of Bank of America, FSB,
Plaintiff,


vs.
Scottie 0. Pronnon, if living, and if
deceased, their unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and
all other poaries claiming by, Tnrougn,
under or against them; Household
Finance Corporation Ill; John Doe and
Jane Doe and any other persons) in
possession of the subject real property
whose real names are uncertain.
Defendants.
Notice of Sale
Notice is hereby given thoa, pursuant to
an order or a final judgment of
foreclosure entered in the above-
captioned action, I will sell the property
situated in Taylor County, Florida,
described as:
Lot 4, Block G of Strickland's Landing
Subdivision, A Subdivision as per the plot
thereof filed at Plat Book 1. Page 180A-
180F, of the public records of Taylor
County, Florida.
Including the following Manufactured
Home: 1998 Destiny Ind., i Omni, 28x60,
Serial Numbers: 066111A & 066111B.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at the front entrance of
Taylor County Courthouse, 108 North
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida at 11:00
a.m., on Dec. 12, 2006. 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 9 day of November, 2006.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of the Court
By: Marti Lavalle
as Deputy Clerk
Schuyler, Stewart, Smith
Chad A. Dean, Esq.
118 West Adams St. #800
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 353-5884
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Notice
Individuals with disabilities needing a
reasonable accommodation to
participate in this proceeding, should
contact the Court administrators office,
as soon as possible. If hearing impaired,
.1800-995-8771 (TDD); or 1-800-955-8770
(V) via Florida Relay Service.
11/15, 11/22

Notice (Pursuant to Florida Statute
125.66)
Notice Is hereby given by the Board of
County Commissioners of Taylor County
Florida, that pursuant to County
Ordinance No. 2005-2, a Public Hearing
will be held to determine if the Board
shall amend Its FY 2006-2007 Budget, to
honor the request of the Third Circuit
Chief Judge to increase Court
administration funding. Said Public
Hearing shall be held at the Board of
County Commission Meeting Room,
Taylor County Courthouse Annex, Old
Post Office Building, 201 E. Green Street,
in Perry, Florida, at their regular board
meting to be held on Tuesday,
November 28, 2006. at 6:40 P.M.
All members of the public are welcome
to attend. Notice is further hereby given,
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 of the.
hearing and may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings Is
made, which record Includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Dated this 15th day of November, 2006,
By Annie Moe Murphy, Clerk of "the
Circuit Court and Clerk to the Board of
County Commissioners of Taylor County,
Florida.

In the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial
Circuit of the State of Florida, In and for
Taylor County Civil Division
SCtiflnanclal Equity Services, Inc.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Case No. 06-613-CA
William David Matthews; the unknown
spouse of William David Matthews;
Sondra Lee Matthews' The Unknown
Spouse of Sondra Lee Matthews; If living,
Including any unknown spouse of said
defendantss, if remarried, and if
deceased, the respective unknown
heirs. devisees, grantees, assignees,
'creditors, llenors, and trustees, and all
other persons claiming by, through,
under or against the named
defendantss; State of Florida; Taylor
County, A Political Subdivision of the
State of Florida; Asset acceptance, LLC;
whether dissolved or presently existing,
together with any grantees, assignees,
creditors, ilenors, or trustees of said
defendants) and aloil other persons
claiming by.through, under or against
defendantss); Unknown Tenant #1;
Unknown Tenant #2;
Defendants)
Notice of Sale
Notice Is hereby given 'that, pursuant to
. Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure
entered In the above-styled cause, in
the? Circuit Court of Taylor County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in
Taylor County, Florida, described as:
Commencing'at the Northwest Corner
of the Northeast 1/4 of Northwest 1/4 of
Southwest 1/4 of Section 13, T6S, R7E,
Thence run East 200 Feet, for a point of
beginning. Thence run South 150 Feet,
Thence run. East 150 Feet, Thence run
North. 150 feet, Thence run West 150
feet, back to Point of Beginning. Said
land lying and being in Taylor County,
Florida, in section 13, T6s, R7E.
Tb-include g:
1986 Destiny VIN OM9324A 42961547
1986 Destiny VIN OM9324B 42948250
A/K/A
829 Ma DIxon Road
Perry, FL 32348
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, At the West door of the
Taylor County Courthouse, 108 'N.N
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347 at
11:00 a.m., on December 5, 2006.
Dated this 6day of November, 2006.
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, If any, other than
the property owner as of the date of
the I1s pendens, must file a claim within
60 days after this sale.
Witness my hand and seal of this court
on the 6 day of November, 2006.
Clerk of Circuit Court
By Martl Lovalle
Deputy Clerk
.This Instrument prepared by:
Law offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
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Editor's note: It is the policy of this
.newspaper to run the names of all
those arrested and booked at the
Taylor County Jail. All those listed
below have been charged with a crime,
but are considered innocent until
proven guilty.
Oct. 25:
Henry Lee Hathcock, 32, P. 0.
Box 244, Pasley, VOP for petit
theft, Dep. WhiddQn, TCSO.
Abdul Leva Foli, 29, 107 East
iMagnolia Street, FTA for battery,
Ptl. Deeson, PPD. -
Jarahres Vachez Wyche, 31, 113
..South Beverly Street, FTA for
,battery, Ptl. Norris, PPD.
Kyle Dewayne Bass, 23, 510
East Bay Street, possession of less
than 20 grams cannabis, Ptl.


Deeson, PPD.
Jeremiah Lawayne White, 18,
1218 Buckeye Nursery Road,
possession of cocaine, possession
of drug paraphernalia, trespass, Ptl.
Norris, PPD.
Kendall Lamar Smith, 18, 3149
Foley Cut-Off Road, trespass, Ptl.
Norris, PPD.
Oct. 26:
* Sonia Lee Murphy, 32, 1874
Johnson Stripling Road,
possession of cocaine, Ptl. Cooper,
PPD.
Eric Darnell Pigford, 35, 403 W.
.Fol.'m 'Street, possession of
cocaine, Ptl. Cooper, PPD.
Billy Wayne Mosley, 37, 2275
James Lane, parole violation, Ptl.
Deeson, PPD.


Jamaal Auntrey Thomas, 21,
South Warner Avenue, VOP
(domestic battery/violence), Ptl.
Cooper, PPD.
Oct. 27:
Heather Jean Hendry, 34, 136
Carney Way, Lee, VOP
(aggravated battery), Dep.
Thompson, TCSO.
Thomas Ward, 31, 517 East
Green Street, VOP (trespass), Ptl.
Sunderland, PPD.
Vernon Faulk Sr., 51, 220 Susan
Street, domestic violence,
aggravated assault, Ptl. Shaw,
PPD.
Aaron Price, 19, 104 Alice
Street, possession of less than 20
grams cannabis, altering tag
attached, Ptl. Franklin, PPD.


Heather Jean Hendry, 34, 136
Carney Way, Lee. VOCC, Dep.
Thompson, TCSO.
Paul Rhoades, 41, 2nd Street,
Steinhatchee, DWLS (knowingly),
possession of cannabis, Ptl.
Deeson, PPD.
Jacqueline E. Hefner, 29, P. 0.
Box 407, Eastpoint, possession of
less than 20 grams cannabis, Dep.
Hawkins, TCSO.
Joan Benjamin Hayes, 44, 636
Wilderness Road, Eastpoint,
possession of less than 20 grams
cannabis, Ptl. Franklin, PPD.
Fred Lester II, 51, 4718 Cepeda
Street, Orlando, possession of a
controlled substance (cocaine),
Dep. Hayden, TCSO.
Oct. 28:


Willie Washington, 28, 1100
East Green Street, possession of
more than 20 grams marijuana,
possession of marijuana with intent
to sell, possession of drug
paraphernalia, contempt of court.
Dep. Lundy, TCSO.
Stephen Benjamin Griffin, 34,
190 Lewis Drive. domestic battery,
Ptl. Johnson, PPD.
Michael Lewis Ridgeway, 25,
919 West Ash Street, DU1, leaving
the scene of an accident, Ptl.
Johnson, PPD.
Oct. 29:
Cris Alan Howell, 30, 151 Leon
Ward Road, domestic battery, Dep.
Woods, TCSO.
Chaddrick Richardson, 29, 116
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B-11 Taco Times November 15, 2006


Laptop program reviewed after 1st nine weeks


As one of the 11 laptop projects
in the State of Florida, LIFT 21
(Laptop Initiative for Learning 21st
Century Skills) is off and running.
By the time school started, the
student and teacher laptops were in
place, the classrooms were
retrofitted, and the wireless
environment was operational.
"Teachers were eager to utilize
the new educational tools in the
classroom, reshaping the nature of
instructional learning," Chris
Olson said. "The laptop initiative
provides Taylor County School
District with an unprecedented
opportunity to reform teaching
practices by moving away from
teacher centered, text-book driven
methods, to student-centered


project-based learning. The laptops
are enabling our students to
become active learners,
researching, exploring areas of
interest, collaborating with others
across the room and across the
globe."
According to teachers, the major
changes in the classroom include
students gaining a marketable skill
by learning how to use the
Microsoft office suite. The teacher
is more of a facilitator, resulting in
a student that is highly motivated
and much more creative when
using laptops for assignments.
Students are accepting more
responsibility for their laptops,, and
their assigned work, teachers
report.


One ninth-grade student said,
"At first I didn't really like the
laptop because my typing was too
slow, but my teacher told me to
keep going and it would get
better. It did, and I now love my
laptop."
Student comments reflect a very
positive attitude toward the laptop
initiative with the highlights being
increased, productivity, enjoying
research on the internet, being able
to create PowerPoint presentations
that include virtual tours of
researched subjects and being able
to share that with the class, school
officials stated.
The overarching comments
indicate that students do their work
faster and better than ever before.


Head Start receives $69,000


for parking lot improvements


,-The Taylor County Head Start
4-rogram was recently awarded
.$69.855. for "one-time program
improvement." The funds will be
xised to pave the parking lot at the
Perry center and provide covered
walkways to the main office and at
the bus loading and unloading
area.
The parking lot is currently
surfaced with a lime rock base and
loose millage from a resurfacing
project in the local area. The safety
concern is the unstable surface that


is used by the children., s'at',
parents and other centeri- isors. '
When the climate is dry, the area is
often dusty as the, traffic passes
through. During. heavy rain,
potholes and large puddles are
prevalent.
Currently there is ino covering at
the front gate drop-off location. ::
This area is exposed and, during
inclement weather, presents great
difficulties for receiving children,.
school officials said.
At the bus loading and


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unloadigg area, it is approximately
4 3 feet from the existing covered
a alkway''and location that the
buses park.
The Head Start program is
happy to have "been awarded the
one-time program improvement
funds, officials added. The paving
a..and covered walkways will not
only visually enhance the center,
but more importantly, will provide
a safe and more orderly
environment for children, parents,
staff and community visitors.


Steinhatchee flag presentation
On Oct. 16, Joe D. White of American Legion'!Post 291 presented Steinhatchee School with
an American Flag for the new gym. Pictured above are: (from I to r) color guard member
Brian Peters, Post Commander Melvin LaRue, Steinhatchee School Coach J.T. Wells, Principal
Sylvia Ivey and Post Finance Officer Van Jesteri.


Honor Society donation
: The Taylor County High School chapter of the National Honor Society recently visited Perry
Primary School to donate school supplies.


Students and teachers are reporting positive responses to the laptop program.


Taylor's 'Reading First'



schools make the grade


Taylor County's Reading First
schools are among the best in the
state, according to a recent letter
sent to Superintendent Oscar
Howard from Dr. Evan Lefsky,
executive director of Just Read,
Florida.
The letter, sent to the
superintendents of the 45 districts
participating in the Readitig First
program, reported on progress
made at each .school for the first
three years implementation of
Reading First. .,
The report's data focusedonBthee-.
percentage of students in grades 1-
3 reading at or above grade level at
the end of the first and third year of
implementation and the decrease
in the percentage of students with
serious reading difficulties and at
high risk.
The news for Taylor County's
Reading First schools was good.
Over the three year period,
Taylor County Schools made
considerable improvement in
increasing the percentage of
students scoring on or above grade
level and decreasing the
percentage of students who are
high risk.
"This is exactly what we want
and need to do," Howard said.
"The most important academic
goal for our school district is to get
every student to proficiency level
in reading. Results show that our
teachers continue to provide our
students with top quality research-
based reading instruction and that
we are on track to achieve our
goal."
"The improvement in student
growth and achievement in reading
at our Reading First school,is just
incredible. In first grade, we're
averaging an almost amazing 25
percent increase in the number of
students scoring at or above grade
level, while decreasing the number
of students at, high risk to only 3.11
percent.
"This is just wonderful,"
Director of Instruction Wanda
Kemp said.
"In third grade, the numbers are
also impressive, averaging at least
15 percent above state average.
This data becomes even more
impressive when measured again
state average data because in both
categories. Taylor County schools
are considerably above state


average. This is a tremendous Reading First program and
validation of the Reading First. working toward the goal of all
reading program at our schools, children reading at proficiency
and the standard of effective level.
instruction students are receiving," "It's. a challenging goal, but
Kemp said. we're making progress every year..
"I want to commend our students This puts.. Taylor County's
and families, our,teachers, reading elementary schools in the. elite
coaches, district reading specialist, among; Florida's Reading First
our principals and Mr.. Howard for schools, and we're so very proud
their continued commitment to the and thankful "

SES tutoring program


is offered at 3 schools
The Supplemental Educational running through February, SES
Services (SES) afterschool after school tutoring is organized
tutoring program at Taylor County into )onie-hour sessions three
Elementary School and afternoons per week. The district
Steinhatchee School offers also provides transportation home
students challenges in a small for students attending SES at,
group setting. TCES.
Provided by th school district In addition to the intensive'
to Title I schools as part of the No remediation, students receive
Child Left Behind legislation, the incentives to maintain good
SES program serves a total of attendance and behavior. and
more than 100 students, grades 2 parent conferencing is provided at
through 5 from Perry Primary appropriate intervals so that,
School, Taylor County Elementary parents can meet with SES
School (TCES) and Steinhatchee teachers to discuss their children's
School. progress and wa\ s they can help at
Parents choose from among 20 home.)
private providers offering teacher- "Research tells us that struggling
led, computer assisted, or internet- students need more time engaged
based instruction. Most students in the learning process and SES
and parents have chosen the small ser es that purpose well," Director
group, teacher-directed sessions at of Ihstruction Wanda Kemp said.
TCES, while several parents chose "combined with the high quality
an internet-based program for their instruction our students receive
students. from their regular classroom
Deana Garrett serves as SES teachers, SES provides students
Coordinator as well as a teacher at with three extra hours per week of
TCES. She has been working on intensive remediation on skills
implementation of the program, ttrpy need to master. They'll end up
recruiting eligible students, with over 50 extra hours of
training teachers and securing intensive remediation working on
instructional materials. specific skills that cause 'them
Required by law to be begin no difficulty, all prior to taking FCAT
later than Oct. 15, the SES or SAT10 in late February and
program at TCES and Steinhatchee early March.
School began Oct. 3. "What I really like about SES is
"I'm very pleased with where we that the' students know they're
are right now with SES. Our being helped," Kemp added. "They
students seem happy to be here and can sense themselves learning new
enjoy the tutoring. Our teachers skills, which encourages them to
are motivated to help these keep trying. The SES teachers
students, and parents have been collaborate with classroom
just wonderful," Garrett said. teachers and the parents are
"They're very supportive and eager involved in the process, it's like a
for their children to succeed." triple-team effort to help our
Beginning in October and students master needed skills."


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Anniversaries celebrated


By B.D. WILLIAMS
It was a grand lime at New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist
Church on Sunday. Nov. 12. \ here
they celebrated their Pastor Rev.
Donald McBride's 20th
Appreciation Anniversary.
Services began with Sunday
School at 9:45 and worship at 11
a.m. with Trustee James Lockett in
charge. Others who participated in
the service were A.D. Jones.
Patricia Patterson, Deborah
Flowers, Rose Mary Demps,
George Clayton, Bro. Moncrief
Ervin, Lottie Brown, the Rev.
Derek Smith, pastor of Light of the
World M.B. Church in Tallahassee,
and Mamie Ervin. Dinner was
served in the dining room
following the service.
New Brooklyn Church
celebrated its 92nd anniversary
with Antioch M.B. Church on
Sunday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. The
Rev. Tony Graham and his


congrie'ationii were in charge of the
SCle ice. The prayer t ain was Bro.
CurLis J.ones. Sister Debra
McGrei c\ and Sister Dorothy
Hightower. Sister Sharon Ford,
Sister Esti Rollings. Deacon
Svl\ ester Jones. Sister Sarah
Jones. Sister Katie Morrol, Sister
Alice Walkins and the Rev. A.D.
Jones. all took part in the service.
The spirit-filled day was closed
with food following the service in
the dining hall of New Brooklyn
M.B. Church where the Rev. D.L.
McBride is pastor.
Orlando Prince and son of
Tallahassee were here last.
Thursday, visiting relatives and
friends here.
The Rev. James Washington Jr.,
who has been in Tallahassee
Memorial critically ill for t he past
few weeks, has been discharged
and is feeling much better.
Let us remember and say a
prayer for our sick and shut-in.


Obituaries


(Continued from page B-6)
promoted to assistant vice
president for public service in
1985. In 1991-92, he served as
acting vice chancellor for services
in the Board of Regents of the,
University System of Georgia.
During his tenure at Georgia
State, Dr. Larngston was
instrumental in establishing the
North Metro Center in Dunwoody
and the Alpharetta Center for off-
campus programs. He also,
pioneered the use of distance
learning technology and helped
establish the statewide GSAMS
interactive video network. During
the mid-1990s, he took the lead in
establishing Georgia State
University's ties with institutions
in West Africa, principally in the
Ivory Coast. This.work led to the
founding of an independent
university, the International
University of Grand Bassam,
modeled on the American system
of higher education. In
recognition of his contributions,
the computer center at this
university has 'been named in his
honor. Dr: Langston was an active
member of the First Baptist


Church of Covington, Ga.
He was the son of the late
Herbert and Minnie Langston of
Cross City and son-in-law of the
late Inman and Rachael Lilliott of
Perry.
Dr. Langston is survived by his
wife of 41 years, Ann Lilliott
Langston; two daughters, Rachael
Long of Social Circle, Ga., and
Valerie Brown of Birmingham,
Ala.; six grandchildren; three
sisters, Betty Mills and Susan
Langston, both of Cross City, and
Phyllis Stopford of Orlando; one
brother, Herbert Langston of
Orlando; brother-in-law and sister-
in-law, -Hugh, and Debbie Lilliott
of Perry.
A "celebration of life" for Dr.
Langston will be held Saturday,
Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. at the First
Baptist Church of Covington with
.the Rev. Len Strozier officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations be made to
Miskito Indian Mission in
Honduras and Nicaragua, c/o
Palmer Ministry, 1908 Chapman
Dr, Mesquite, TX 75149 or to the
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