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46th Year, No. 10
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For beating death
Thomley gets 20-year prison sentence
Daylight Saving Time is
coming early this year--this
Sunday in fact--and may cause
some headaches for computer
users and other owners of
"smart" technology items such
as cell phones and PDAs.
In addition to starting three
weeks early, Daylight Saving
Time will finish one week later
on Sunday, Nov. 4.
The expansion of daylight-
saving time in the U.S. was
included in the Energy Policy
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Local law enforcement officers
battle the Taylor County High School
girls soccer team Monday, March 12,
.at Dorsett Stadium to raise funds for
Admission to the benefit game is
$4; the game will start at 7 p.m. in
Dorsett Stadium. Concessions will be
available. All money raised by the
event will benefit local athletes.
MemeRs hip drvis
The Taylor County Leadership
Council will hold a membership drive
during its Saturday, March 10, meeting
at Jerkins Community Center. The
meeting will begin at 5 p.m.
Perry Primary's School Advisory
Council (SAC) will meet Thursday,
March 15, at 1 p.m., in the reading lab.
Photos used for past issues of the
Taylor' County Historical Society's
"They Were Here" book series are
available for pick up. The society
museum, located in downtown Perry,
will be open Thursday from 1-5 p.m.
1iv.- e mi 'S
Taylor County Tax-Aide volunteers
will be at the public library every
Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
during the month of March. This
service is free of charge.
PN r' pI, W o .I m l debut
Columnist Bonnie Jo Wells makes
her debut on page A-3 and offers this
introduction of herself:
"I have called Taylor County my
home since 1952, when my family
lived in Boyd. Believe it or not, when
Buckeye first started production, there
were no available rental properties
suitable or affordable for my family in
Perry. I have lived other places
intermittingly, but I call Perry and the
surrounding Taylor County my home. I
currently live at Cedar Island, and
work with the Taylor County School
District at Taylor County Middle
School. I work parttime with the
Gulfbreeze real estate agency. I will
be reporting on events in the 'beaches
area' and welcome your input on
activities and meetings. I can be
reached at 578-2310 or by my cell
phone at 672-0708."
Living .............. A-3
Religion ............. A-5
Community .......... B-1
Classified ........... B-6
Carl Kenneth Thomley, 42, pled
guilty to second degree murder in
the beating death of Pamela J.
Padgett and received a 20-year
prison sentence in a plea
agreement reached Tuesday.
Thomley was ordered to pay
$5,000 to Crimes Compensation
for Padgett's funeral expenses as
well as $7,344 for Padgett's
medical expenses and the cost of
He was also ordered to pay a
$5,000 fine, $650 to the public
What began as an apparent
domestic violence incident, ended
in a shooting in Steinhatchee on
Feb. 22, with subsequent arrests of
three others who were charged
with tampering with a witness and
criminal mischief of more than
According to information
gathered from the Taylor County
Sheriffs Office, Daniel Jack
Corbin, 24, was at the home of
Cynthia Corlis, when the domestic
violence broke out.
TCSO Cpt. Ron Rice said the
violence escalated until Corlis
pulled a small caliber handgun and
shot Corbin in the abdomen.
Corbin was treated at the scene by
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Emergency Medical Services
Personnel EMT Chris Williams
and Paramedic Janie Sites. He was
defender's office and $2,000 to
Taylor County Sheriffs Office for
According to an arrest affidavit
filed with the Taylor County Clerk
of the Courts office, the altercation
began early on the evening of Sept.
15 at the Hwy. 27 Lounge, where
witnesses saw Thomley hit Padgett
several times and even heard him
threaten to "kill" her. Thomley was
asked to leave the lounge after this
About two hours later, neighbors
then transferred to the ballfields of
Steinhatchee School and met by
DMH transport helicopter
AirMedic One and flown to
Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
The next day, Tony Anthony
Corbin, 22, Chelsea 1. Walker, 20,
and Ammy Nichole -Driggers, 29,
went to Corlis' residence, where
the shooting had taken place, and
"tried to gain entry by banging and
hitting on the front door and
windows, breaking several of
them," according to arrest
affidavits filed by TCSO.
"According to Corlis' statement,
a piece of wood was thrown
through a window of the house,
her SUV rear window was
smashed out and all three told her
they were going to kill her.
"* Please see page 2
Bomb sauad investigates
A bomb squad team in town for the fifth annual K-9 training seminar
hosted by American Aluminum was called in to help identify a
"suspicious" metal object discovered by a local teen.
The boy apparently went camping in Georgia last weekend and returned
with a large nietal object he had found near Lake Park.
"His grandfather told him it was an anti-tank mine; however, the boy's
father did a search on the Internet seeking to identify the piece and said he
felt it wasn't a mine. But the boy went to school and told everyone that he
had an anti-taken mine," Taylor County Sheriffs Office Captain Audie
"The school resource officer heard about it and we sent some officers
out to the boy's house to check it out. Choosing to err on the side of
caution, we asked if the bomb squad members in town for the K-9
workshop could come have a look. The officers found that there were
enough characteristics of the object to warrant contacting the military. So
to be on the safe side, we did and they sent a team0to look at it. They were
able to x-ray the object and determine that it was no type of weaponry
"It is always better to be cautious around an object like that you can't
identify. Should you find something you suspect could be an explosive,
notify the local authorities immediately," Towles said.
And the winner is...
Polk County Junior Miss Morgan Bennett won the state
title during ceremonies held Saturday at Taylor County
High .School. The teen was one of 12 candidates from
across the state, including Taylor County's own Jennifer
Tedder, to take part in the program. (Above) 2006
Florida Junior Miss Laura Beard presents the state title
medallion to Bennett. (Right) Tedder won one of two
awards presented in the "Be Your Best Self" essay
contest held in conjunction with the scholastic
program. For complete details of the event, please see
page B 1.
To protect and serve
The fifth annual K-9 Training & Problem Solving
Workshop hosted by American Aluminum Accessories wraps
up Friday.Teams will hold a free demonstration Thursday,
March 8, at Dorsett Stadium, starting at 6 p.m. The family-
oriented event will include a special "K-9 meet and greet"
following the program. Free door prizes will also be available
reported hearing the couple
"fighting in Padgett's house."
It was during this time that,
"Thomley severely battered
Padgett and then waited
approximately two and one-half
hours before calling for medical
help," according to the affidavit.
"This couple had a history of
domestic violence," said Taylor
County 'Sheriffs Office Cpt. Ron
Rice. "After assessing the
situation, we immediately
contacted the Florida Department
Taylor County Project Manager
David. Parker had a problem.
He was tasked with completing
of Heritage Pavilion project at
Forest Capital Park and had been
waiting for a shipment of hand-
made bricks to finish the facade of
"We waited two and a half
months for the bricks to come in
since they were hand-made,"
When the bricks finally arrived,
however, he lost his bricklayer the
He went home and told his
father, 81-year-old Lewis Parker,
about his problem. He was
surprised, however, when his
father showed up at the job site a
few days later.
"He took it upon himself to show
up," Parker said. "He didn't even
tell me he was coming."
Lewis Parker was a brick layer
most of his career, his son said. He
later worked for the City of
Perry before retiring some 15 years
In all, Lewis spent more than a
of Law Enforcement, which
arrived and aided in processing the
"We conducted a very thorough
investigation that day, which
included interviewing numerous
people, and made an arrest within
hours of the report coming in," he
A comatose Padgett was treated
at the scene before being flown to
Doctors performed emergency
surgery on Padgett to relieve the
week at the pavilion site laying
brick, helping his son with the
"He enjoyed being able to get
out and help people," Parker said.
Construction seems to run in the
swelling on her brain.
Approximately three and one-
half hours after the beating, an
unknown white male entered the
Perry Police Department and told
Ptl. Lin Gray "that the man they
were looking for was walking
down the railroad tracks on the
other side of the old train station on
Jefferson Street and he had a gun.
"I pulled up to the railroad
tracks, and based on the
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Giving credence to the adage
that history is laid brick by brick,
Lewis' father was the job
supervisor at Hampton Springs
when it was built.
Lewis Parker, 81, spent several days recently helping
his son, Taylor County Project Manager David Parker,
laying bricks at the Heritage Pavilion project at Forest
ends in shooting
Retired brick layer helps
complete Heritage Pavilion
A-2 Taco Times March 7, 2007
Ethics commission denies petition
for attorney's fees
Power plant update
Taylor Energy Center Project Manager Mike Lawson and Assistant Project Manager Don
iCheatham were guest speakers at the Perry Rotary Club Feb. 27. The two gave club members
I:an update on the plant's permitting progress as well as a projected construction schedule once
:the plant receives permits. Shown above are (from I to r): Elvena Johnson, Cheatham, Lawson
,nd Rotarian Cline Moore. Johnson and Lawson are also members of the Perry Rotary Club.
Software updates needed?
The Florida Commission on
Ethics denied petitions from Taylor
County Commissioner Clay
Bethea and former commissioner
Daryll Gunter for attorney's fees
for a pair of ethics complaints filed
against them by Taylor County
resident William "Rick" Causey.
The commission made its
decision during its public session
Friday, March 2, in Tallahassee.
The complaints were dismissed
in December by the commission,
which stated the complaints lacked
Causey, who became a member
of the Taylor Soil and Water
Conservation District Board of
Supervisors last month, filed the
complaints following an event held
Sept. 28 at the Perry Elks Lodge
sponsored by the' developers
behind the Magnolia Bay Marina
and Resort project.
According to attorney Bill Blue,
who represents Bethea and Gunter,
under Florida law, the two could
recover fees against Causey if they
could prove that he made false
statements against Bethea and
Gunter material to a violation to
the Code of Ethics with knowledge
that the statements were false or
with a reckless disregard for
whether the statements were true
"The problem in this case is that
Causey's complaint against Bethea
and Gunter did not allege any facts
against them material to an alleged
violation of the Code of Ethics,"
"In other words, a person with
malicious intent may file a
'frivolous complaint against a
public official with impunity so
long as the words expressed in the
complaint are not malicious in tone
and the facts alleged are not
material to proving a violation of
the code of ethics.
"In the meantime, the person
against whom the complaint was
filed must still pay a lawyer to
The county commission
approved invoices from Blue--
$2,520 for Bethea and $2,560 for
Gunter--in January. Bethea
abstained from voting on the items.
County seeks grant
for Forest Capital
Continued from page 1
SAct of 2005.
Daylight Saving. Time is
practiced in order to gain an extra
:hour of daylight during the early
Evening, resulting in the
conservation of energy by
substituting natural sunlight for
H According to. the Computing: *
technologyy Industry,. Association
.TCompTIA), the expansion of
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continued from page 1
daylight-saving time has the
potential to impact the operations
of computers and other electronic
devices with time zone features.
Within the U.S. and Canada,
computers, personal digital
assistants, video cassette recorders,
digital video recorders, phones and
any other electronic devices that
have a time zone setting will
require a small software update to
accommodate the change in
daylight-saving time. Otherwise,
the internal clocks in the devices
Three hours later, Thomley was
arrested and booked into the
Taylor County Jail for aggravated
formation I had received, exited battery (domestic), under no
hy car and drew my service bond.
'eapon and made contact with Padgett died five days later from
iomley," Gray said. injuries suffered in the domestic
"With my weapon drawn and altercation.
jointed at.Thomley, I yelled at him At Tuesday's hearing, Thomley
[nd ordered him to put his hands "stated that he was satisfied with
lp above his head. Ptl. Kyle his counsel." Padgett's cousin and
ohnson. was also with me and friend, Nancy Johnson took the
frew his weapon and pointed it in stand on behalf of Padgett's family
he direction of Thomley in the and chastised Thomley for "taking
bw ready position," he added. her away from them." Padgett's
K Gray- said Thomley complied mother also spoke at the hearing.
ind was then ordered to the A "No DNA Exoneration" was
|round, face down, onto his ordered, which means that in the
stomach. Thomley was searched, future, Thomley will not be able to
Eut no gun was found. appeal the case pending any DNA
: Thomley was then turned over evidence.
0o TCSO Inv. Ray Kellerman, who He was also given credit for 171
detainedd him for questioning. days of jail time served.
charged with witness tampering
M--ontinued from page 1
"Driggers, Walkerl and Corbir
,5id knowingly use intimidation,
S.hysical force and threats against
W-orlis, who is a victim/witness in a
felony case," reads the affidavit.
Corbin was charged with
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tampering with a witness and
criminal mischief; Walker was
charged with tampering with a
witness, aggravated assault and
criminal mischief over $1,000; and
Driggers was charged with
burglary, aggravated assault,
criminal mischief over $1,000 and
tampering with a witness.
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could be off by one hour for three
weeks in the spring and for one
week in the fall.
All major computer operating
systems have released a software
patch to reflect the change of the
start, and end dates for daylight-
saving time. Comptiters using an
operating system automatic update
feature have probably already
received the software patch.
Most cable and satellite
television tuners and digital video
recorders will receive an update
automatically with the current
However, CompTIA warns,
many computers and other
electronic devices will require the
manual installation of a software
update. This includes almost all
computers, PDAs, VCRs and
mobile phones which are not
connected to the Internet. Voice-
over-IP phone' systems, GPS
navigation systems, alarm clocks
.and other "smart home" appliances
may also be affected.
According to The Old Farmer's
Almanac, Daylight Saving Tiine
first began in 1918 during World
War I to allow for more evening
light arid save fuel for the war
effort. Since then, Daylight
Saving Time has been used on and
off, with different start and end
Benjamin Franklin first
suggested the idea in 1784. It was
later revived in 1907, when
William Willett proposed a similar
system in the pamphlet "The Waste
of Daylight." Germany was the
first to officially adopt the light-
extending system in 1915,
followed by the British, and in
1918 the United States, when
Congress passed the Standard
Time Act, establishing the
country's time zones.
The Taylor County Commissiop conditioning and heating at Forest
approved submitting a grant Capital Hall.
application for additional funding The commission originally
for improvements tb Forest Capital approved the additional tax, which
Hall Monday night. is applied to anyone staying at
The grant is through the Cultural establishments such as hotels
Facilities Improvement Program, within the county, in October 2005
run by the Department of State's for a duration of five years.
Division of Cultural Affairs, whose According to Taylor County
purpose is to "coordinate and guide Tourism Development Council
the State of Florida's support and (TDC) Director Dawn Taylor,
funding of renovation, extending the tax for 10 years
construction, or acquisition of would allow them to bond the tax
cultural facilities." revenue so work could begin right
According to a memorandum away rather than wait for the
sent to the commission by County money to accumulate.
Grants Coordinator Melody Cox, Taylor estimated the additional
,ClFy Olson will be spearhead di -n-';ewhihelwent iniov-efevr-Jan- 1.
the project as well as preparing the 2006, will result in approximately
grant application. The grants and $45,000 per year.
engineering departments will AR i
give any assistance he may need, S A Er Ii uti(
The deadline to submit the grant The next SHARE distribution da
is June 9 and the county should be a.m. until noon at First United Metl
alerted around October if the grant
is awarded. I7TTT r7 mr T JTL[ d
As required by the grant, the
commission held a public hearing
during Monday's regular
commission meeting to hear
comments from the public, about
the grant as well as specific
ideas for improvements at the
One person spoke from the
audience and suggested that
improving the acoustics should be
examined in addition to a new
heating and air conditioning
In December the commission
agreed to extend an.. already
approved one-cent increase to the
county's bed tax from five years to
10 years with the funds earmarked
for the installation of new air
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commissioners in December early
estimates for the project were
much higher than expected and
they were working on the issue.
According to Cox, the county
will be required to make a 50-
percent match to the state grant
funds, which could come from the
bed tax revenue.
At Monday's meeting,
Commissioner Pat Patterson made
a motion to approve a resolution
supporting the grant application.
Commissioner Mark Wiggins
seconded and the measure passed
was not present at the meeting due
to a family illness.
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Joey and Beth Kinsey of Perry announce the engagement of their
daughter, Emily, of Tallahassee, to Jeremiah O'Connor, also of
The groom-elect is the son of Jerry and Joyce O'Connor of Mobile, Ala.,
and Lonnie and Nancy Frasier of Sarasota.
Grandparents of the bride-elect include Helen Kinsey of Perry, the late
Freddie Kinsey, and the late Buddy and Louise Martin.
The couple plans a sunset wedding ceremony on May 26, 2007, at
Whitney Wright and Kevin
Johns remind friends and relatives
of their wedding on Saturday,
March 10, at 4 p.m. in the First
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"I can't go there!" declared a
very smart husband at the latest
Blue Creek Baptist Church
Valentine's Banquet, after he was
asked: what would you change if
you could change one aspect of
your spouse? We were playing our
version of the Newly Wed game.
Blue Creek Baptist pastor, Adrian
Land, facilitated a competition
between six resident couples. All
six couples could recite John 3:16
by heart and stated that next to God
and their loving spouses, their
children were the next most
important persons in a mother's
life. But the rest of the responses
were as varied and as funny as any
TV show, I would know, because 1
was writing all their comments
down. Dictation is not my best
suit, but I was able to keep up with
the riotous crowd.
The six couples in .the hot seat
that Wednesday night, Feb. 14,
were none other than our own
Fred and Jerry Murphy, Howie and
Pam Wood, David and Laura
Miller, Bill and Connie
Montgomery, Pat and Elmer
Coker, and some of our favorite
snowbird, love birds, Roger and
Irene Clark from North Carplina,
Jerry Murphy knew Fred's
favorite magazine and Fred kpew
where she most wanted to travel
(if given the chance). Pam knew
Howie's favorite food. David
knew for sure that Laura would do
nothing at all to change his ways,
he was as good as gold to her. I
even thought he might have to eat
those words, but no, Laura stated
that there was nothing she would
change about him. One of the
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change one thing about Pal. he
would take 30 years off her lilfe so
she could live longer. The w hole
crowd of viewers !el the oohss"
and "ahhs" wax over the room with
his sincere comment. Elnmr and
Pat too, knew each other's aw..ite
food. The Montgomerys w.... .
funniest of the couples: I thought
Bill would lose a couple of knees.
because Connie slapped him there
each time lie gave a wrou1ng answer.
Our love bird-snowbirds knew
where each wanted to (ravel,
Alaska, by the way, but you will
have to ask Irene yourself what she
wanted to change about Roger. !
will never tell. I will tell you
however that Howie's comment
was the funniest of. the night. He
didn't change his stance a bit but
shook his head in a negative
manner, while stating, "I can't go
there," when asked what he would
change about Pain. I would guess
however that couples who have
built two houses together, know
each other pretty well. I bet Howie
knew he better.not go there!!!
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are learning volumes about the:;
Bible with our new pastor. He and:,
his wife had their 15-year wedding ,
anniversary on Valentine's Day.
Now, can you guess who won
the competition? Well, the second
place couple was Fred and Jefrr
Murphy, and the first pljc .
winning couple was Elmer and Pat-
Coker. I believe Pat looked 30-
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Times March 7, 2007
Beat Hamilton 8-3
'Dogs face a string
of district matchups
The Taylor County High
baseball team heads into the heart
of its district schedule this week
with a road game Tuesday at
Madison before hosting Florida
High on Thursday.
The Bulldogs (2-5, 1-0) got off
to a good start in the 2007 district
race with an 8-3 win Friday over
Hamilton County at Perry's Pace
Taylor County catcher Kendall
Thompson led a potent offense
with a three-run homer over the
centerfield fence. Nick Allbritton
drove in two runs with a 2-3
Others recording single hits for
the Bulldogs were Dusty Knight,
Josh Gilbreath, Gerald Walker,
Ethan Young and Will Hall.
The 'Dogs' game against
Madison (5-2) and Florida High
(4-3) will go along way towards
seedings at the end-of-the-season
Taylor County will play all
three district teams again prior to
the district tourney which will be
held April 24-26 at Perry's Pace
Event organizers include (I to r): Henry Lee, owner of Gunrunners, and
Glen Nix, Mack Mangum, and Mark Massey.
Feb. 9 Santa Fe Away
SFeb. 10 Santa Fe Away
Feb. 13 Santa Fe Home 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 17 Suwannee Home 12:00 p.m.
Feb. 20 PK Yonge Away 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 23 Rickards Away 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 24 Mayo Away 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 27 NFC Home 6:00 p.m.
March 2 Hamilton Home 7:00 p.m.
March 6 Madison Away 5:00 p.m.
March 8 Fl. High Home 6:30 p.m.
March 9 Godby Away 4:00 p.m.
I March 13 Wakulla Home 7:00 p.m.
March 17 Lincoln Invitational Away
March 18 Lincoln Invitational Away
March 19 Lincoln Invitational Away
J March 20 Lincoln Invitational Away
March 27 Mayo Home 7:00-pm.
March 31 NFC Away 2:00 p.m.
April 2 Dixie County Home 7:00 p.m.
April 4 Suwanee Away 5:00 p.m.
April 5 Fl. High Away 6:30 p.m.
April 10 Madison Home 6:00 p.m.
April 12 Rickards Home -6:00 p.m.
April 17 Santa Fe Away 6:00 p.m.
k April 19 Wakulla Home 7:00 p.m.
-April 24 District Tournament Home
April 26 District Tournament Home
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shoot April 7
The Relay for Life' team.
sponsored by Frucon and Buckeye
plans to hold a sporting clay
tournament Saturday, April 7 at
Gunrunners on Highway 19 South
Tournament Chairman Mack
Mangum says participants will be
shooting for some nice prizes but
mostly to raise funds for a good
cause -- fighting cancer. A
handicap scoring system will be
used to ensure that both
experienced and beginning
shooters will have opportunities
-to win prizes.
Mangum says contest organizers
plan to field 18 four-person teams
for the first-ever sporting clay
tournament at Gunrunners' new
course. Mangum encourages any
club, family or corporate sponsor
. to call 584-1498 to register for
one of the few remaining spots on
TCMS wins two; record now 7-1
The Taylor County Middle
School baseball team ran its record
to 7-1 with recent wins over
Wakulla Riversprings and Florida
Jayvee record 6-0
after 12-0 shutout
Taylor County High's junior
varsity baseball team improved its
record to 6-0 here Friday with a
12-0 shutout win over Hamilton
Freshman pitcher Charlie
Johnson went the distance for the
Bulldogs in the game shortened to
five innings due to the 10-run
is March 17th
Steinhatchee Community Pro-
jects Board and Taylor Tourism
Council invites everyone to the
6th Annual Steinhatchee
Community Fishing Tournament
to be held Saturday, March 17,
from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weigh in this year will be either
at Steinhatchee Community Cen-
ter or Keaton Beach Marina.
Some $3000 in prizes will be
awarded plus an assortment of
raffle prizes during the day at
Steinhatchee. Prizes will be
distributed from Steinhatchee
There is a $30 entry fee for each
person in the boat.
Johnson (3-0) gave up only two
hits while striking out 8 and
Taylor County's 10-hit
offensive effort was led by Philip
Parga (2-3), Caleb Murphy (2-3)
and Colby Murphy (2-4). Caleb
Murphy leads the team in hitting
with a .500 average.
The Bulldogs have outscored
their opponents thus far by an 8Q-,
The jayvee was slated to host
Florida High Tuesday before
traveling to Godby on Wednesday
and Suwannee Thursday.
The 'Dogs defeated Riversprings
9-2 behind the pitching and hitting
of Caleb Padgett. Padgett allowed
only 3 hits while striking out 3 in
6 innings of work.
Leading hitters were Padgett 3-3
with a double and 3 runs scored,
Beau Rodgers 1-2 with a double,
Jesse Braswell 1-2, Hunter Barfield
1-2, Kyle Brooks 1-1, and Chad
Hill 1-3. The 'Dogs played a solid
game defensively led by Morgan
Pelt at third base.
The 'Dogs also blasted Florida
High 16-5 with Kyle Brooks
picking up the win on the mound
allowing just 1 hit in 3 innings
with 3 strikeouts.
Justin Folsom pitched the final
2 innings in his first appearance
on the mound as a Bulldog
allowing 1 hit and striking out 1.
Leading hitters were Chad Hill
with a triple, double and 3 runs
scored, Morgan Pelt 2-2 with 3
runs scored, Caleb Rhodes 2-3
with a triple and 2 runs scored and
Beau Rodgers 2-4 with a double.
Jalen Jackson, Jesse Braswell,
Lamar Hathcock, William
Wentworth and Justin Folsom
each had a hit.
"It was a well-played game and I
was very pleased that every player
on the team got to play," TCMS
Coach Reggie Wentworth said.
TCMS will be back in action
Thursday at Riversprings and
Friday at Lake City Richardson.
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Stations of the Cross will be observed throughout Lent
Catholics invite community
Throughout the season of Lent, Stations of the Cross will be observed
every Friday at 6 p.m., following the 5:30 p.m. mass at Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church.
Reconciliation/confession is offered every Saturday from 4 until 5:45
p.m., or by appointment. The weekday mass schedule calls for worship at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with 9 a.m. services on
Tuesday and Thursday. The community is cordially invited to all services.
Revival begins today!
Lighthouse Revival Center, located at 808 E. Granger Dr., will hold
revival services March 7-12 with evening services at 7. On Sunday, 11
a.m. worship will be followed by a covered dish lunch; Sunday evening
services begin at 6.
Jammie Smith of Woodville will be the guest speaker on Sunday and
Monday nights. Pastor Dennis Nobles invites everyone to attend.
Women's Day, choir rehearses Saturday.
Temple of God Baptist Church will present a Woman's Day program on
Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. with the theme, "Woman, Thou Art Loosed."
(Luke 13:12, "Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.")
Evangelist Tia Jefferson-Carroll of God's Word First Ministry in West
Palm Beach will be the featured speaker.
The church, located at 105 Sandra St., invites everyone to attend.
Pastor-Teacher is Elder Robert E. French.
Choir rehearsal for Sunday's program will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m.
All women in the community are cordially invited to attend.
Revival services March 12-14
Looking ahead to next week, Solid Rock Apostolic Ministry will host a
revival March 12-14 featuring as guest speaker, Gabriel Robinson of
Tallahassee. Services will be held nightly at'7.
The church is located at 1780 N. Jefferson St.
Virginia Tedder Rowell
Virginia Tedder Rowell, 85, died
March 5, 2007, at her home in
She was the daughter of the late
Sam and Elma Hicks Tedder. Mrs.
Rowell was an active and lifelong
member of Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church. She served as Shady
Grove Postmaster from 1959 until
her retirement in 1987. She and her
husband, Lawrence, owned and
operated the Shady Grove Grocery
Store for more than 20 years.
Mrs. Rowell was predeceased by
her husband of 61 years, Lawrence
H. Rowell, and a brother, Ernest
Survivors include: six children,
Auley Rowell, Sara Grubbs,.
Florrie Burroughs, Dale Rowell,
Walter Rowell and Randy Rowell,
all of Shady Grove; 21
grandchildren; 34 great
grandchildren; three brothers,
for the past 35 years.
Survivors include: his wife of 32
years, Carolyn F. Greer-Crum of
Greenville; seven daughters,
Lucretia Jones and Mindy Crum of
Greenville, Donna Hunter, Sharon
"Sherry" Price and Carolyn Elam,
all of Perry, Janette Crum and
Debbie Crum, both of Decatur, Ill.;
three sons, Junior Parker and Jamie
Parker, both of Perry, and Jerry L.
Crum Jr. of Decatur; a nephew,
Jason Campbell of Perry; a son-in-
law, Ervin Fead of Greenville; 30
grandchildren; and nine great
Graveside services were held
Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. at
Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville
with Donnie Gipson officiating.
Beggs Funeral Home in
Madison was in charge of the
A. B. Cloys
Curtis Tedder of Tallahassee, J. B. A. B. "Red" Cloys, 98, a former
Tedder of Lakeland and Russell machines for Procter and Gamble
Tedder of Little Rock, Ark.; and a and Buckeye, died March 1, 2007,
host of nieces and nephews. in Dowling Park.
Funeral services will be. held Mr. Cloys was a native of Cayce,
Thursday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at Ky. He lived in Milan, Tenn.,
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in before moving to Perry. He was a
Shady Grove with Danny Lundy member of First Baptist Church in
and Gene Stokes officiating. Perry. Mr. Cloys graduated high
Family members will receive school in 1927 and attended
friends today, March 7, from 6 Phillips University in Enid, Okla.,
until 9 p.m. at Pleasant Grove as well as North Florida Junior
Baptist Church. College in Madison. He served in
Bums Funeral Home is in charge the U.S. Navy from 1928 until
of arrangements. 1932, and served in the Navy
Reserves until 1936. He served in
Rachel Chapman the Tennessee National Guard
from 1947 until 1948.
Rachel Remelle Chapman, 82, a from 1947 until 1948.
Rachel Remelle Chapman, 82, a Mr. Cloys also played semi-pro
longtime resident of Perry, died baseball with the Union City,
March 4, 2007, at her home. Tenn., All-Stars and was
A native of Trenton, Tenn., she considered for a pro team before
had lived in Perry since 1954. She dropping out due to a knee injury.
was a member of First United dropping out due to a knee injury.
Metho a,,-~~... es ages .--alad",with q u ar et s.
S o s lud and once performed in a Milan,
Survivors include: two sons, Tenn., community musical. He and'
AlTen Chapman of Germantown his wife did volunteer mission
Tenn., and Richard Chapman of wk in Puerto Rico and Ja
Perry; two daughters, Ethel Ball of Survivors include: Bill Cloys of
Tallahassee and Eva Myrick, and Ball Survivround, a. three daughters,
her husband Craig, of Perry; four Carma Lee Chandler of Princeton,
sisters, Sue Ruper, Henretta Ky.,Diane Frithandler of Perry and Alice
Jackson, Nancy Ledsinger and Ky., Diane Frithuka, of Perry and Aice
Jane Williams; six grandchildren; grandchildren; 25 greatuka, Miss.; 13
and two great grandchildren. grandchildren; 25 great
Graveside services will be held grandchildren; and one great great
at Tabernacle Cemetery in grandson.
Brownsville, Tenn.He wvas preceded in death by a
Joe P. Bums Funeral Home is in son, Don Cloys.
A memorial service was held
charge of the local arrangements. Monday, March 5, at 11 a.m. at
Jerry L. Crum Sr. First Baptist Church in Perry.
Family members received
Jerry L. Crum Sr., 61, died friends Sunday, March 4, from 6
March 1, 2007, at his hbme in until 8 p.m. at Beggs Funeral
Greenville. Home, which was in charge of
A native of Illinois, Mr. Crum arrangements.
had lived in Perry and Greenville In lieu of flowers, memorial
*Ash Street *
CHURCH OF CHRIST
601 West Ash Street
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship 10:45 a.m.
Wed. Bible Class
Church Ph: 584-6155 Carl Desmartin: 223-3210
March 7- 12
Lighthouse Revival Center
808 E. Granger Dr., Perry
Everyone's Welcome Time: 7:00 pm
Sunday Morning: 11:00 am
Covered dish dinner after services
Sunday night service: 6:00 pm
Jammie Smith from Woodville, Fla.
Sunday and Monday nights
Come and enjoy the Word of God
If you come looking for man and not God,
you won't get your blessing!!
So come and get what God has for you.
Dennis Nobles, pastor 223-1599
donations may be made to: Good
Samaritan Center, 10676 C.R. 136,
Live Oak, FL 32060; or, First'
Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1119,
Perry, FL 32348.
Ernest Eugene Fleck
Ernest Eugene Fleck, 82, died
March 4, 2007, in Perry.
Mr. Fleck was a native of
Marmet, W. Va.; he moved to Perry
from New Jersey in 1989. He
served in the U.S. Army during
World War II. He was a member of
Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist
Church in Perry.
Survivors include: his wife of 61
years, Margaret Fleck of Perry; one
son, Roger Fleck of Perry; one
daughter, Brenda Kells of Perry;
one brother, Jospeh Fleck of West
Virginia; two sisters, Carrie
Thomas of West Virginia and Lena
Pruitt of Tennessee; four
grandchildren; and five great
A memorial service will be held
today, March 7, 2007, at Beggs
Funeral Home in Perry, which is.in
charge of the arrangements.
Joseph James Jr.
Joseph Sheppard James Jr., 80,
of Panama City, died Feb. 23,
Mr. James was born March 16,
1926, to Joseph S. James and
Virginia Lambeth James in
He was an Army veteran of
World War II and was awarded the
Purple Heart. After the war he
graduated from the University of
Richmond in 1948 with a degree in
chemistry and received his
master's degree from the Institute
of Textile Technology in 1950. He
had a career in chemical
engineering with American Enka
and: Procter & Gamble and its
subsidiary Buckeye Cellulose
Corporation. He spent much of his,
career in research and development
and owned several patents.
Survivors include: his wife of 36
years, Betty Jackson James,
formerly of Perry, now residing in
Panama City; a sister, Beverly
James Weeks of Amherst, Mass.;
March 1 to April 30,
2007, we are having a
FUND DRIVE TO
These donations can
be food, cash,or checks as
well as pledges
These funds, as well as the
grant, will permit adding a
36 foot by 80 foot four
room addition to the back
of the existing building.
This will permit adding a
bedroom,, displaying more
clothing, household items,
furniture, books, and
better food distribution.
Any and all donations are
Send checks to:
Mayo Manna House
2849 E. US 27
Mayo, FL 32066
Drop off food or any
297 SE Pine St., Mayo, FL
10 am 2 pm
Phone (382) 294-2150
10 am 2 pm
Y. Fax (386) 294-2338 >
two daughters, Nancy James
Dunavant of Birmingham, Ala.,
and Catherine James Howser of
Little Rock, Ark.; a son, Joseph S.
James III of Tulsa, Okla.; a
stepson, Eric G. Roberts II of St.
George Island and Marietta, Ga;
and four grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at
St. Thomas by the Sea in Laguna
In lieu of flowers, the family has
requested donations be made to St.
Thomas by the Sea, Wisteria Lane,
Laguna Beach, Florida, 32413; or
Covenant Hospice of Panama City,
107 W. 19th Street, Panama City,
Kenneth Wayne Jones
Kenneth Wayne Jones, 66, of
Perry, died March 2, 2007, in
Mr. Jones was a retired heavy
equipment operator and was
formerly of Pontotoc, Miss.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Johnny and Pauline Jones;
a brother, Glenn; and a sister, Gail.
Survivors include: his wife,
Patricia Jones; three daughters,
Sandra, Nicole and Victoria, all of
Perry; two sisters, Bobbie Ruth
and Johnnie Faye; nine
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
Funeral services will be held
today, March 7, at 11 a.m. at Tutor
Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in
Pontotoc, with interment following
at Miller Cemetery. Pastor Marty
Browning and Junior Ritchie will
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to an account that has been
set up at Tree Capital Credit Union
in the name of Sandra Jones.
Marcella R. Campbell
Marcella R. Campbell, 68, died
March 3, 2007, at her residence in
Born in Champagne County,
Ohio, and coming from Pinellas
Park, she had lived in Perry since
2006. She was a certified nursing
assistant for Hospice of the Florida
Sun Coast and was a member of
the Soggy Bottom Bluegrass
Survivors include: a son,
Richard "Dean" Mower of Perry;
three daughters, Kim E. Mikesell
of Largo, Lisa S. Beck of
Belscamp, Md., and Tina L.C.
Schultz-Morris of Perry; a brother,
Robert L. Basye of Dayton, Ohio;
11 grandchildren, six great
grandchildren; and a host of
nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial bluegrass jam
session will be held at her
residence at 6130 E. Jody Morgan
Road in Perry on Saturday, March
24, beginning at 1 p.m.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements.
Milie D. Austin
Milie D. Austin, 103, the
matriarch of one of Taylor
Counts's pioneer families, died
Feb. 27, 2007, at Marshall Health
Care where she had resided for a
number of years.
She was a Taylor County native
who spent her long life in Perry
and Taylor County.
She was predeceased by her
husband, Henry Thomas Austin,
and children, Albert, Jimmy, Willie
Mae and Janie.
Survivors include: a son, Archie
Austin, and wife Lucy, of Perry; a
son-in-law, the Rev. James Howell
of Perry; a daughter-in-law, Sylvia
Austin of Branford; five
grandchildren, seven great
grandchildren; three great great
grandchildren; and many nieces,
nephew s and good friends.
Funeral services were held
Thursday at 10 a.m. at Joe P. Bums
Funeral Home with her grandson,
Robby Austin officiating.
Internment followed at Spring
Family members received
friends Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.
at Burns Funeral Home.
Rhonda Carroll Rudloff
Rhonda Carroll Rudloff, 48, died
Feb. 23, 2007.
She was 'born on Nov. 25, 1958,
to Franklin and Louise Carroll of
Greenville. She lived most of her
life in and around the Greenville
area. She was employed by Dr.
MacKay Family Practice as a front
office assistant supervisor in
Tallahassee: She was a member of
Fellowship Baptist Church in
Survivors include: her husband
Paul Rudloff; her two sons, Billy
Tolar and Brian Bass; her father
aind mother, Franklin and Louise
Carroll; two brothers, Frankie
Carroll and Jamie Carroll; two
sisters, Brenda Wynn and Glenda
Sirmon; two grandchildren; five,
nieces; seven nephews; two great'
nieces; two great nephews; and a
host of aunts, uncles, cousins and
She was. preceded in death by
her maternal grandparents, A.T.
and Gertrude Wilson, and her
paternal grandparents, Lee and
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. at
Fellowship Baptist Church in
Madison. Pastor Steve McHargue,
Pastor Chris Peterson and Pastor
Garland Jones took part in the
service. Interment followed in
Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville.
Family members received
friends Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6 to
8 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home in
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to the Brannon Tolar
Fund at Farmers and Merchants
Bank, Greenville, Monticello or
Tallahassee branch office.
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Local 4-H'ers win
at livestock show
& sale in Madison
By LORI WIGGINS
4-H Extension Agent II
They were brushed and groomed
as if getting ready for a beauty
pageant. But these were not girls
preparing to strut their stuff in high
heels and bathing suits at the North
Florida Livestock Barn, these were
swine, and they were being
groomed by area youth--down to
the baby oil and powder on their
More than 100 youth took part in
the 53rd annual North Florida
Livestock Show & Sale held in
Madison, Feb. 19-22. Fifteen
4-H'ers from Taylor County were
amng the participaiints preparing
their animals to show.
The show is organized to
provide an opportunity for youth to
raise and care for livestock, present
them before judges for competition
and then sell them. The goal of the
4-H Livestock program is to use
live animals to develop youth. The
main objectives of the program
deal with the young person, not the
Junior 4-H'er Haley Osteen placed first overall with her
swine and received a blue ribbon.
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animal. Youth do learn about
agriculture and livestock
production and develop an
appreciation for the livestock
industry, but the main objective is
to teach youth life skills. The
experience of youth owning and
working with animals, being
responsible for their care, health,
and growth, record keeping on
their animal, feeding, animal
health, grooming and exhibiting
them in a competitive environment
is a tremendous character building
The Livestock Show kicked If
on Monday night with the swile
show. Junior 4-H'er Haley Osteen
placed first overall with her swine
and received a blue ribbon, while
4-H'ers Aucilla Slaughter and
Sabrina Vann placed second and
received blue ribbons.
Other swine show winners and
exhibitors included 4-H'ers Jacob
Portwood, third place blue ribbon;
Katelyn Lynn, fourth place with a
blue ribbon; Taylor Lilliott, fourth
place ribbon; Kara Lucas, fifth
place red ribbon; Janae Murphy,
fifth place red ribbon; Amanda
Portwood, sixth place red ribbon;
Brandon Osteen, eighth place red
ribbon; Hayden Lilliott, 11th place
red ribbon; Rayne Slaughter, 10th
place red ribbon; and Jaren
Murphy, 11th place red ribbon.
Participants earning swine
showmanship awards were Taylor
Lilliott, Hayden Lilliott and
Brandon Osteen. Taylor Lilliott
placed third overall in the Junior
Other awards given during the
4-H'er Katelyn Lynn receiving
the senior. 4-H record book award
and Taylor County receiving the
swine herdsman group andt
individual awards. The individual
awards were awarded to Jaren and
Two local 4-H'ers also took part
in the Steer Show on Wednesday
night. Melissa Jones showed her
steer weighing in at 985 pounds
and Cody Sessions exhibited his
steer weighing 941 pounds.
The participants would like to
give special thanks to all the
sponsors of the swine and steers at
this year's show. These sponsors
provide financial incentives for the
youth at the livestock auction. The
auction was the culmination of the
Jaren Murphy and Janae Murphy boh earned ribbons for
their entries at the livestock show and sale.
4-H'er Katelyn Lynn received the senior 4-H
award; she also won a fourth place blue ribbon.
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'County is all about!
Fifteen local 4-Her's took part in the North Florida Livestock Show & Sale, earning a
variety of ribbons aned awards. (Top photo) Grooming was a very important part of the show.
(Bottom, left) Brandon Osteen took home an eighth place red ribbon for his swine entry.
(Bottom, right) Taylor Lilliott and Hayden Lilliott earned swine showmanship awards. The
annual event was held Feb. 19-22 in Madison County.
B-1 Taco Times March 7,2007
Bennett named Florida Junior Miss
A performing arts student from
Polk County claimed the title of
Florida Junior Miss 2007 during
ceremonies held Saturday, Feb. 3,
at Taylor County Hgh School.
Morgan Bennett won out over 11
other contestants competing for the
.title in a nearly three-hour program
that featured talent presentations,
physical fitness trials and a special
'self expression" segment
Bennett swept three othe6
competition categories, taking
home the talent award for her
performance of the Broadway hit
"Just One Step," the fitness award
and self expression award.
: She is the daughter of TDny and
Penny Bennett of Polk County and
attends the Harrison Center for
Performing Arts. She plans to
attend Belmont University and
pursue a career in music as a
Megan Lineberry of. St. Johns
County was named first runner-up
and Leja Apple of Pinellas County,
SLineberry also received one of
two scholastic achievement awards
and the talent award. The daughter
bf Paul and Laura Lineberry, her
college choice is Mercer
University. Her career ambition is
io be a violinist in a symphony.
(A SCOLARSHIP PROGRtAM
Apple is the daughter of Dennis
and Neoka Apple; she plans to
attend St. Petersburg Collqge and
have a career in the medical field
Danica Bowman of Santa Rosa
County received the Spirit of
Junior Miss award. She is the
daughter of Scott and Marian
Taylor County Junior Miss
Jennifer Tedder and Robin
Fortenberry, at-large candidate
from Santa Rosa County, won the
Be Your Best Self Essay awards.
Fortenberry also took home the
Second physical fitness award
presented during the evening.
Tedder is the daughter of John
and Gay Kallschmidt, and Kent
and Denise Tedder; Fortenberry is
the daughter of Robert and Martha
Katherine McMullan, at-large
candidate from St. Johns County,
won an award for scholastic
achievement. She is the daughter
of Desmond and Angela
Anastagia Pierre, of Broward
County, was presented the second
Self Expression award. She is the
daughter of Robert and Nichole
pagle, and is the former Miss
Florida Teen USA 2004.
Program highlights included
special appearances by 2006
Florida Junior Miss Laura Beard
Vnd 2006 Talent Award winner
stresss of Ceremonies was
205' Montana Junior Miss Kelsey
Awards for the program were:
Junior ,, Miss, $2,000 cash
scholarship; first runner-up, $1,000
cash, scholarship; and second
runner-up, $500 cash scholarship,
along with plaques and arm
Individual awards carried a prize
of $250 cash scholarships and
plaques. More than $700,000 in
college specific .scholarships were
also made available to the
2007 Florida Junior Miss Morgan Bennett, center, surrounded by her fellow candidates: (I to r) Katherine McMullan, Lauren Ensley, Kate Shoaf, First
Runner-Up Megan Lineberry, Robin Fortenberry, Anastagia Pierre, Second Runner-Up Leja Apple, Kristen Barbee, Jennifer Tedder, Danica Bowman and
2007 Florida Junior Miss Morgan Bennett also carries the
title of Polk County. Junior Miss.
2006 Florida Junior Miss Laura Beard (far right) presented awards to this year's winners
(I t o r) Megan Lineberry, Morgan Bennett and Leja Apple.
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): second and fourth
Mon., 7 p.m., main hangar at the Perry/Foley
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Monday of each
month, Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce at noon.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at Jerkins
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday,
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third Wed.,
7 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first
and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman's Club: second Wed.,
noon (Sept. to May; subject to change).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Rosehead
Taylor County Leadership Council:
second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-
Airport Advisory Committee: fourth
Tuesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room. '.
City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
County Commission: first Mon. and third
Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs., 9
a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719 South
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Social Security: representatives, second
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m.,
Taylor County Development Authority:
second Mon., noon, at Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School Board: first and
third Tues., 7 p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: fourth
Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road, 5:30 p.m.
Tourism Development Council: second
Wed. 5 p.m., at Chamber of Commerce.
Business Network International (B.N.I):
every Tuesday, 7:30-9 a.m., Hampton Inn.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2 p.m.,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital. ,
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Monday,
7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Florida Forest Festival Board of
Directors: first Wednesday, 3:30 pm.,
Chamber of Commerce. Call 584-TREE
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Tuesday,
7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Tues., 1:30 p.m., Forest
Capital Hall. Call 584-8553 or 584-9207.
La Leche League International: second
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Miles of Similes Clown Alley: first
Thursday, 7 p.m., at 901 North Calhoun St.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and third
Friday. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second
and fourth Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal grounds, Lyman
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: first
Saturday, Oak Hill Village on Woods Creek
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday, Golden
Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
,Republican Party of Taylor County:
second Thursday of every month at 315 N.
'Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the
district building on Beach Road.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m., 502 N..Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, second Tues., 5:30
p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society: third
Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society building.
Society's museum is open every Thursday,
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: second Sat., 10 a.m. Arena
located on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays, 10
a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public Library.
Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital
Taylor Residents United for the
Environment (TRUE): first Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
at Hampton Inn.
Taylor County Senior Center: Executive
Board of Directors meeting, third Thursday of
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library; another AA group meets Mondays,
Wednesday and Thursdays at Serenity
House, located at 1260 Hwy. 98 West,
across from the BP station at 8 p.m.
Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: every second Tuesday, at
7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m., Big Bend Hospice
office (107 East Green St.).
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Narcotics Anonymous: every Sunday,
Tuesday and Wednesday -at 7 p.m., and
Saturday at noon. All meetings are held at
the St. James Episcopal Church library
located at 1100 West Green Street in
SHARE distribution: fourth Sat., 9 a.m.,
at First United Methodist Church.
The Way: All meetings are held at the
Brett Leland .Carlton Serenity House, 1824
N. Jefferson St. Alcoholics Anonymous,
Monday and Thursdays, 8 p.m.; The Way,
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. and Fridays, 7 p.m.
AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS Ladies
Auxiliary: third Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion Post #291: second
Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96: first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
American Legion, Steinhatchee Post
291: fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Sons of AMVETS: second Tuesday,
7 p.m., AMVETS post, located at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Thursday at 1159 Roberts Aman Road,
7 p.m. For information, please call 584-5346.
VFW Post #9225: second Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).
Add to the community calendar by
calling 850-584-5513 or email
B-2 Taco Times March 7, 2007
announced for Kendrick
/ Florida House of
Representatives Speaker Marco
Riibio recently competed the
cotuncil/committee assignments as
the current. Legislative Session
State Representative Will S.
Kendrick (R-Carrabelle) was
named to several key committees
that are of particular interest to his
constituents of District 10, a House
i District that covers all of Madison,
Taylor and Hamilton counties as
well as parts of Franklin, Wakulla,
Jefferson, Dixie, Levy, Alachua
and Columbia counties.
;Representative Kendrick, who
was first elected to the Florida
Hbuse of Representatives in 2000,
is serving his final term due to term
limits. His council/committee
assignments include serving as
chairman of the Committee on
Conservation and State Lands. He
will also serve as a member of the
Environment and Natural
Resources Council, Budget and -
P6licy Council and the K-12
:As chairman of, the Committee
o~ Conservation and State Lands,
Keindtick said the greatest thing
that could be accomplished is "for
uS as a state to understand what our
state land inventory is: total
acreage, intended uses, and the
measures being taken to preserve
these lands for future generations."
As chairman, Kendrick's
committee will look at key issues
including land management for all
state lands' including those under
Water Management District
control ant the Florida Fish and
Commission issues that come
before the House.
As a member of Environment
and Natural Resources Council,
Kendrick will have a role in
looking not only at areas under his
own committee but also water
management districts, agribusiness
issues, the Department of
Environmental Protection and new
energy initiatives that are
developing. This council will
oversee both the policy and budget
functions of these important
Serving on the Policy and
Budget Council will further
Kendrick's ability to follow those
same issues as this council gives
final approval to the budget before
going to the entire House of
Representatives for passage.
"Having served in the
appropriations process for the
previous six years, this is an area I
truly enjoy and understand," said
"Serving on the K-12 Education
Committee is going to be
enjoyable because of the fact that
the tenor in the Legislature is that it
is time to tweak what we have
accomplished in past sessions to
make it work for all children. Our
#1 priority should l1e to do
whatever it takes to help children
succeed," Kendrick said. "Having
served 14 years on the Franklin
County School Board before
coming to the Legislature, I
remember and know many of the
struggles of districts across this
state. It is important that we give
school districts not only the tools
but also the flexibility they need to
provide a quality education."
Some of the issues that the K-12
Committee is expected to look at
include textbook 'adoption
procedures, FCAT, teacher
retention and career tracks for
those not inclined to not take the
Kendrick summed up his
expectations of the 2007 Session
by giving this view. "During the
2007 session the people of Florida,
through the leadership of Speaker
Marco Rubio, will be heard. We
will tackle the tough issues
including education and escalating
property taxes along with 100
great ideas that Floridians have
expressed as important to them.
This session will truly be about
Letters to the Editor
Appreciation extended for gymnastics support
During the weekend of Feb. 24-
25, the Taylor_ Gmnnasrics Bo.oster
ClfIihiosed the 2"d'Slae Qualifier
here in Perry at Taylor
Gymnastics, Cheerleading and
Dance. There were 350 athletes
from all over the state; they
brought with them over 1500
visitors to our community.
All of the parents of the Booster
Club would like send a "thank
you" from the bottom of our hearts
to everyone who helped us with
this event. To our sponsors,.
Johnson & Johrison of Madison,
Burger King and Timberland Ford:
a huge thank you.
Also, to South House, Joe P.
Burns, Taylor County Cookers
(Keith Walker), Extreme RPM,
Rocky's, Goodman's BBQ,
Badcock, Pepsi, Handy Rentals,
Hardee's, the Cookers of Madison,
all the local businesses for the
billboard signs and the citizens
v.-ho came out to support ourhljcal .
girls" te couldn't hai \e done it
All of you are the reason this
event was the success it was. We
all had a great time and we look
forward to hosting this event again
in the future.
Taylor Gymnastics Booster
Petition drive to continue until March
,The newly chartered Taylor
Republican Women Network is
sponsoring a local petition drive
for Taylor County voters'
participation in the upcoming
Legislative Session. The petition
drive is a statewide effort
sponsored by the Florida
Republican Women Network.
House Bill 41 now requires life
sentences for second or subsequent
offenses of lewd or lascivious
molestation against victims less
than 12 years of age.
The petition drive is to amend
Nurses, case managers thanked
Dear Editor: believe that .these girls are very
:For all of you hard-working dedicated and would do most
nurses and case managers, you are anything. So! please be one of
doing a very good job at the Taylor many.
Senior Citizens Center. Step up and help these people
:I am one of the several that get the raise they deserve.
refceiye services and those hard- Thanks,
working people' deserve a raise. I Merlene H. Cochran
Wednesdco ay, March 7, 2007 Ti es
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Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. ,
this bill to read "life sentences for
first offenses," to be introduced in
the upcoming Florida legislative
The following locations have the
petition available for residents of
Taylor County to sign: Timberland
Ford, Andrew's Drugs, Taylor
Gymnastics, Perry Plaza Florist,
Jiffy Store Highway 221, Dr.
Joseph -Fuller's office, Kitty's
Beauty Shop and Diane Haisten's
The deadline for collecting
signatures is March 22. If you
would like to assist with this
petition drive, please call J. B.
Cozine at 584-8121.
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One animal in the kingdom is
responsible for the announcer
spring, and it is the robin.
"Poets have written about robin
harbingers of spring..." I said to.
of boys last week, to prove once
all, that I possess not one scir
"I've heard of people eating the
"Eating robins?".I repeated, wo
if he was just trying to gross me
"Why?" I then asked.
"I guess because they're good
people are hungry,'" he said.
I will have to admit that someti
mfale species is so practical that i
."Well, I like to look at tl
announced, "and there will be no
of robins in my yard."
That rule is pretty well establi
the neighborhood since I feed bi
turn in any violators to the'
Wildlife Commission for hunting
The dog, however, doesn't und
my sensibilities and met me at tl
door--that very day--with a robir
"Anngggh," I screamed quietly
sight of spring's representative
canine's grasp. "You killed a r
asked the dog-with-wagging-tail.
Then I looked sternly at the d
often do at the boys. The dog is
best hunting dog I've ever see
began to wonder if the robin wa
or blind, or even dead when t
made her discovery.
It mattered not to the dog. Sh
bird and wasn't about to give hir
"You need to bury this," I said
young and old men congregated
The dog, almost as remarkable
robin, understood my words an
her robin deep into the forest wi
did not see them for a very long
That night, however, I went oul
tell the dog "goodnight" (not on
not cool, I'm insane), and there
upon her mat, with her robin by h
I shut the door abruptly and wa
a couch filled with able men.
The Remarkable Robin
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
s largely "You need to bury that bird,'" I said
ment of again as my parting gesture.
I'm sure it was just a coincidence that
is as the the bird was covered up in the. dog's
a bunch- blanket the next morning--with its head
and for elevated, as if the dog had gently cared
ntilla of for it during the night.
I just looked at the men.
m," said "We know, we know. We need: to bury
the bird. But she likes it."
ndering She really did like it. And she carried
out. it around for about five days until .1
repeated my previous request, in a toie .
, or the resembling a command.
The bird was buried; the dog grieved,
mes the and looked at me with sad brown eyes.
it leaves But, within a few days, there'was a lope
in her gait.
hem," I There was also' the semblance of a bird
9 killing by her side.
It was the same remarkable robin,
shed in without any stuffing. It had announced
rds and spring, suffered and died, laid lifeless
Florida next to its predator for several nights,
ig on a was buried behind the pump house,, and:,
on the third day, it returned. But it was
erstand just bones and feathers, like a turkey
he back decoy that needs to be inflated.
n in her "What's the robin doing back here?" I
asked no one in particular.
at the The dog's tail wagged. Not only had
in my she caught a robin one time, she had:
obin?" I retrieved -the same robin again from a
hole in the earth. "What a good dog:am
og, as I I," she was saying in that language that
not the only the gifted can hear.
en so I If there was a spider with any talent iny
is lame, my garage, it would have surely created
he dog a web which read, "Terrific!"
I took the dog for a long walk and left/
e had a the grave diggers at home trying to find
n up. a place where the dog could not unearth
to the the robin for the second time.
around "Yoi are a remarkable dog," I reached
down to say to my companion, patting
as the her on the head.
id took That's when a new dog in the
here we neighborhood galloped by us, dragging a
time. stringer of freshly caught fish. I looked:'
side to left and right; I didn't see a boat or a
ly am I fisherman, or the Gulf of Mexico.
she lay Just a fisher-dog, smiling.
er side. Get ready, Charlotte. The web should
lked by surely read: "Some dog! Now that's
. . . . . . . ------
Will compete next in Panama City
Local gymnasts excel at state
qualifier, advance to next level
The Taylor Gymnastics Booster
Club hosted the Second State
Qualifier here on Feb. 24-25. -
More than 350 gymnasts were in
Perry competing for the
opportunity to move on to the state
competition. The gymnasts
brought in more than 1,500 guests
from as far away as Lakeland.
A standing-room-only audience
was present for the awards
During the event, 12 of local
girls also competed for the chance
to advance to state.
"The outcome was outstanding;
the girls have worked so hard for
this," said Coach Atanas "Nasko"
"I am very proud of all the girls,
they did a wonderful job." -!
Competing at Level 2,
representing Taylor County, were
Summer Thomas, Mickaela
Whiddon and Erica Keeler.
Thomas received first place on
vault with a 9.4 as well as Keeler
on bars with a 9.525. On the floor
Thomas and Keeler both placed
first with a score of 9.25.
Thomas placed second on bars
with a 9.15; Whiddon placed
second on beam with a 9.35 as well
In third place were Whiddon and
Keeler on bars with a 9.3, and
Thomas on the beam. "
The all-around scores verified
that all of these girls will advance
on to state competition, including
Level 3 gymnast Brittany Turner.
On the Modified Optional Team,
Courtney Richardson took first
place on vault and second place on
the bars, beam, floor and in the all
around for her level. Kinzi
Mattingly received first place in all
apparatuses (bars, beam, floor and
vault) as well as the all-around.
Casey Viola received first place on
vault and beam, second place on,
floor and third place in the all
Kaylyn Wright took second
place on vault, beam and in the all
around. Sydney Gatewood placed
second on floor and bars, and
fourth in the all-around.
Reagan Slaughter received a
perfect 9.0 for her vault, placing
her in first. She also received first
on beam and on floor with a 9.075,
placing second on -bars and
finishing in first place in the all
Alison Roberts took first place
on bars, and second place on vault,
bpam, floor and in the all-around.
Brittany Webb received second
place on. vault and floor with a
9.15. She also received third place
on bars and in the all-around.
With -* these scores and
placements, the local athletes will
continue on to Panama City on
March 17-18, and Tampa in April.
"I had no doubt they would all
qualify for state," said Lisa
Arrowood, owner of Taylor
Gymnastics, Cheerleading and
"These girls worked hard for
everything they received this
weekend and continue to challenge
themselves everyday to be even
better. The girls love-this sport and
Stories of loss and love will be set
to music at Advent Christian Village
Advent Christian Village (ACV)
is pleased to host "Stories of Love
and Loss," a musical performance
featuring Joyce Guyer Wise,
soprano, and Timothy Hoekman,,
piano, on Friday, March 9, at 7
p.m. in The Village Church.
Admission for this performance
Wise has performed with the
Metropolitan Opera in New York
City for more than 16 seasons and
190 performances. She also
performed for five years in four
Wagner operas at the Bayreuther
Festspiele in Germany. In addition,
she has appeared 10 times at
Carnegie Hall and has been on
dozens of worldwide Texaco,
March 16 deadline
for NFCC students
'North Florida R'Com-mum :
College students are reminded that
March 16 is the last day. to
withdraw from courses. It also
marks the deadline to turn in your
application for graduation..
For more information, visit
www.nfcc.edu or e-mail
National Public Radio, and
Wise and her husband, Ray,
moved to ACV in 2005. She is
currently a visiting assistant,
professor of voice at the Florida
State University (FSU) College of
Dr. Hoekman, pianist, is a
professor of coaching and
accompanying at the FSU College
of Music. He has extensive
experience as a performer, teacher
and coach, and has performed as a
soloist and accompanist in the
U.S., Canada, Australia and
Europe. Hoekman was named the
2002 MTNA (Music Teachers
National Association) Shepherd
Distinguished Composer of the
Year for his song cycle, "To Make
For additional information about
this performance, call Dick Grillo
at (386) 658-5291, or e-mail
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Taylor County gymnasts show off the awards they received at the Second State Qualifer held -
here on Feb. 23-24. The athletes qualified for the state competition and will compete next in
Panama City on March 17-18 as well as Tampa in April. More than 350 gymnasts were in
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Along with the gymnasts, more than 1,500 guests covered on Perry from-as far away as
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During their week-long stay in Perry, Florida Junior Miss'candidates toured Buckeye,
learning.about cellulose manufacturing. The high point of the visit was a trip to the top of
Buckeye's No. 4 recovery boiler--about 180 feet above sea level. From there, the teens were
able to get an aerial look at the manufacturing site and a view of the forested horizon which
confirmed Taylor County is, indeed, the "Tree Capital of the South." Formal ceremonies to
name the 2007 title holder were held Saturday, March 3, at Taylor County High School. Polk
County Junior Miss Morgan Bennett was named the state winner.
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... '. "Faces of Life," a book published by Covenant Hospice and Ballinger
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S'-The 96-page hard back book contains inspirational stories from
. Covenant Hospice patients, volunteers and their loved ones. Each story is
accompanied by a black and white photograph taken by local professional
.' ... ,. \ photographers who donated their time and talent to the project.
The Faces of Life book, with a forward written by healthcare
'A .V i professional, author and speaker Quint Studer, can be purchased at any
,.., Covenant, Hospice branch office or online at www.covenanthospice.org
and is only $29.95 plus tax.
Locally, books are available at the Covenant Hospice Perry Community
Suport Center, located in the Winn Dixie Shopping Center. Proceeds
from the book will benefit-unfunded and under-funded special programs
.41 and indigent patient care.
I" l Covenant Hospice currently serves more than 1,100 patients daily and
is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive,
compassionate care to patients and loved ones facing life-limiting
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former Girl Scout (Brownie counts), leader, volunteer, camp
counselor/director, board or staff member, the Girl Scout Council of the
Apalachee Bend, Inc. invites you to reconnect in 2007 as Girl Scouts
celebrate 95 years of making the world a better place.
To commemorate this milestone, the council is hosting an open house
from 5-8; p.m., Tuesday, March 13, in Tallahassee.
"This.is an opportunity for former Girl Scouts to become aware of the
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B Girl Scouting relevant," said Raslean M. Allen. "The evening will be a
revered time of sharing memories, having fun and celebrating 95 years of,
Inspirational stories of courage in the face of life's greatest success and making the world a better place." .
challenges are contained within the pages of "Faces of Life." For more information, contact the council office at 800-876-9704.
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Saturday, March 10th 6:30PM
1693 SW Mosley Hall 'Rd. (CR360)
Phone 850 973-2959
Mastercard, Visa and Debit cards
This week-The return of hauler Pat from
Alabama truckload from a t.v. shopping
show has arrived. Food fun & give-a-ways.
Heated/AC-Comfy seats. From Perry:
Take RT 221 North to CR 360 (SW Mosley
Hall Rd) Turn right, we are about 8 miles
on the right.
AU691-Col. Ron Cox AB2490
Yard Sale: Saturday, March 10, 8 am -
noon. Furniture: Daybed with mattress,
twin mattress set, futon sofa, 4-drawer
dressers, patio set, stroller, play house,
toys, clothing, books and more. 584-9412.
Jefferson to 221 turn East on Timberlane.
2 family yard sale. 4207 HWY 221 N. Prom
dresses, household items and much more.
2 bed/1 bath house. Quiet neighborhood. f
For rent: large one bedroom, 1 bath
apartment $450.00 a month, first and last
mo. required, no children, no pets. call
One-bedroom, one-bathroom house,
completely remodeled with new siding,
windows and doors. No kids, no pets.
Superb. $450/month. Call 584-8786;
please leave a message.
Westgate Hotel Rooms available for Rent.
Refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable, AC/
Heater. Everything included, $140 weekly
or $37 daily plus tax. (RV sites also
available) 1627 S. Byron Butler Pkwy, 850-
Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from $139 weekly or
$37 daily plus tax. 317 N. Byron Butler
5 Family Garage Sale
Saturday, March 10
10 am -4 pm
229 N. Jefferson at Bay St.
Adults only, lots of breakable items, glassware,
furniture, showcases (desktop type)
For Sale 12x60 mobile home $1,500,
couch color blue $50, stove electric $50,
litton microwave $50, twin bed $75,
I refrigerator (used 6 months) $250. Call
1 584-4008 after 5pm or leave message.
Colmacr generator; 5500 watts for
%500/Good condition. Call 584-8275
Qualified applicants 2 & 3 BR.
Applications available 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Office 500 S. Warner Ave. Perry, FL
Phone 850-584-6842. Equal Housing
2 t& 3 BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments now available. Rental
assistance may be available to qualified
applicants. HUD vouchers considered.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Office hours
are 8:00-5:00 Nib-Thurs. Call 850-584-
5668. 709 W, Church St., Perry, FL 3348
Southern Villas of Perry
Looking For Applicants!
HUD Vouchers accepted. 1 and 2 BR HC
and non-HC accessible apartments. Office
hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call
856-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett
Rd:. Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing
3-bd/1 bth house in town. Fenced in
backyard. 1st & last plus references
required. Available NOW! Call 850-843-
Two-bedroom trailer, one bath, screened
porch on Courtney Road. $350/month.
First and last months' rent plus deposit.
Singleperson or couple--absolutely no
pets or kids. 584-8786. Please leave a
Commercial Building For Lease -
Downtown building Brand new. 10 office's
including receptionist area and waiting
area. All internet and phone equip,
handicap accessible bathroom. Must see,
Call Select Group Realty at 850-584-4401.
Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-5
Best waterfront-deal on the coast! Key
location on protected canal, seconds to
gulf, Horseshoe Beach, 2-bedroom, 2 bath
vacation home, new carpets, central
AC/heat, new paint, large screened porch,
vinyl siding, .ground level, surveyed,
priced below appraisal, motivated seller-
relocating. $205K, brokers welcome. 352-
543-9334 or 352-221-3341.
For Sale By Owner Keaton Beach 2,305
sq. ft. 2004.DWMH:,on 1.25+ acres, 4
bedroom, 2.5 bath, central heat/air, 3
decks, skirting, gutters, 2-car garage, boat
shelter, heated in ground pool,'fenced
back yard. gravel driveway, 2 wells, septic
tank, sprinkler system, water softener.
$157,000. Call 850-578-3094 for apt.
For Sale Remodeled Home; 2 bed/1 bath
on 1.5 acres, located just outside city
limits at 3490 Old Dixie Hwy; additional
building on site. City water, 1 private well,
Perfect for a small business. $75,000
negotiable. Call (850)223-2486.
Commercial Building for sale .13,500 sq.
Old Badcock Furniture Building. Call 850-
584-5891. Pete Fortner.'
Land for sale, 221 North Between Shiloh
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or
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For Sale: 2 lots on Orange St. 100 x 50,
\Historic Lee Cypress Home. 2800 SF 4
BR/2 BA on 1.8 Ac. off Paul Poppell Rd.
/Enclosed Patio, Beautiful large sunroom
/fireplace, cozy living ro6'tn also has
fi place. Home has large attic storage,
fe ced in back yard with inground pool.
Bu It in 1929, remolded in 1978.
He ting/AC 1 yr. old .Kitchen redone in
200 Great Neighborhood! Excellent Buy!
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WOW rand New Beautiful 2000 Sq. Ft.
, Homes of Merit DW with 2x6 s on 1,5
acres ort Vera Lane. Ready to move in!
Furniture included. ALL Credit Scores
.Acceptedll Easy financing $943 a month,
Call Justin at 850-295-0099.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 3485 Foley
Cutoff Road, 1376 sq. ft., 2 bedroom 1
bath, Home is located on large 2,0 acre
corner lot with fruit trees and beautiful
Camilla bushes, Nice spacious kitchen
with lots of cabinet space. Kitchen opens
up to'a laundry/mud room large enough to
be 3rd bedroom. Home also has a sun
room as entry, and a dining room with
French doors opening to the back yard,
House has hardwood floors throughout.
Some are covered with new carpet. Home
has a carport with attached storage room.
This home could easily be expanded.
Home has city water plus a well. This
would be great for a young family or
retirees, and an excellent investment. Go
to www.sharphome.com ID: FLCEC for
pictures and more info. Asking $89,900.
200514' x 70' Fleetwood Moran 3/1 mobile
home ready to be moved. $19,500. (850)-
3/2 SWMH on 1.75 acres, reduced from
87K to 77 K until March 15. (850) 672-
SDRIVERS:- Home every weekend!.41' .
Loaded/.37 Empty .01 Loaded Tarp Pay,
Heath, Life, Dental, 401K. Monthly
Bonuses;, CDL-A; 1 yr, Exp. Grayson
.Taylor County Health Department
Currently Seeking: Registered Nurse
Closing date: 3/15/07
Annual Salary Range: $36,000 to $40,000
Hours: 8am to 5pm Monday and Friday
Requires valid Florida RN license and at
least 1 year of clinical experience, This
position will work in all areas of Health
Department, such as Primary Care,
Communicable Disease, Womans Health
and case management. Applicants may
apply on-line at
contact Joanie Cruce, Nursing Director at
(850) 584-5087 ext. 125
Positions in Cabinet Shop. Experience a
plus but not needed. Full Time, must be
dependable. Call 850-584-3340,.3/7-3/14 .
Greenville Hills Academy hiring Admin
asst. MS office knowledge desired, must
possess great organizational skills. May
apply in person or contact Teresa at 948-
Living Estate Auction
Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 9:30 a.m.
9730 SW County Road 14, Madison, FL
FURNITUIRE: Oak 4 tack lawyer's bookcse. cherry p. Ilutd colnn pien-
cil post b/r set, victorian marble top dresser, victorian mit walmil veneer 2 over 3
wash sand. victorian it/I side table. cherry dining lable, w 6 Windlsor Style chairs.
cherry china hulch, good oriental rugs- 4x 10. 4x5. 4x6, A1hizani. 1-famedun. eic.,
rockers, night stands. end tables, burled walnut veneer cn.li:;h armoire. (2) cedar
chests. several Aladdin lamps (mod. 23) AMERICAN INDIAN: P'ottery (60's-
90's), arrowheads, tools, points, beads., small Navaio rug (19%0), peace pipe. bow
& quiver. Nicolasa, Santa Clara. Acoma. Pueblo. Navajo, etc. GUNS: Rem. 270.
AR14 -223, Win 30-30, Marlin 30-30, Rem. 1100 20,',. Savagc 311 double I2ga.
Rein. auto 22, Old octagon barrel pump Savage 22. bl.ic,, nossder Kentucky squir-
rel rifle. 50 cal. Frontier black powder TRACTOR: %,!-' International Diesel
(rebuilt & repainted, runs good!) TOOLS: Troy Bilt pony tillcr, Troy Bill 3550
watt generator (New), Excell 2500 p.s.i. pressure washer, Poulan & Homelite
chain saws, Northwood 10" table saw. Craftsman 10" table saw, 'f&D power
miter saw, AMT 5 /8" joiner-planer, weedealer. limb saw. electric drills, circular
saws,'recip. saws. router, hammer drill, cordless drills. ( I ) s;w, .a.sortmnenl ol shop
materials (nails, screws, bolts, etc.), jacks, new alumninmi windoww\, 8' anid 12'
extension ladders, 14' step ladder, some cherry and poplar boards, reel & rods, 12
hole chicken nest boxes, wire, like new 50 chick bioodcr. cage'. garden heart
POLITICAL MEMORABILIA: Ronald Regan photo "or and the signed leg
cast, 1973 Franklin mint sterling Nixon/Agnew Inaugural plate PRINTS &
PAINT: Ray Htarrm wildlife to include. large 1971 eagle print o' the original done
for West Point!. Frame House Gallery. (I) water color o/c MISC: Flow blue howl.
recent Roseville, Old Japan wall pocket, Griswold. Wagner skillets, dishes, pots
& pans. 6 Whittier arrow back style bar stools, bedding. Kitchen Aid blender,
Wrought iron trundle bed (like new). mahogany Marthla Wa,,hington sewing ',Land,
ladies French slant front desk, several old books: Harard ClasIsics, Ci'.il War
History. Scribner's Lincoln War Years, Eastern Press leather hound Nworks. GE
washer, Amana dryer. 2 Compaq computers. many items too numerous to list.
only one item w/ reserve 1999 Cruise Master Georgic Boy 33 ft. w/ slideout. 330
Curnmmins Turbo Diesel. Allison auto motor coach w ith 3(0.196 actual iiles.
Auctioneers Notes: This will be a large sale 'wilh quality eiver'iy\here' Sormething
fIor everyone. All Cordially Invited. No buyer's premiumt1 cash oi oiood 'pe.son-
al and business checks.
Directions: 1-10 exit 251, west on SR 14. 5 mibs to sale site,. 'l roit Perry. N.
221 to Shady' Grove east on SR 14. 9) miles. Preiew Sil' MNonini,i 7:30 ;im. mo
Sale Time. Concession byl local church grjqup.
For Information. Call
C.J. Aucliot -.'[134 1629 Col. Jerry Col in Alt 2182
Med-Surg, 7p (full-time & PRN)
Surgical Services (full-time)
Patient Accounting (PRN)
Environmental Services (PRN)
DMH Pediatric & Internal
Licensed Practical Nurse:
Med-Surg, 7p (full-time)
DMH Family Medicine-Mayo (full-time)
Certified Nurse Assistant:
Med-Surg, 7p (full-time &PRN)
Front Desk Clerk:
Patient Accounting (part-time)
RN Supervisor Part-time for-weekends
LPN PRN All shifts "
CNA's Part-time for all shifts
Dietary Aide Part-time for AM and PM
Cook PRN- Both shifts
We are small, but are a wonderful
company with caring individuals who have
a desire to improve the lives of our
Residents and Staff. Call 850-973-4880 -
For RN Supervisor, LPN & CNA positions
ask for Peggy Powers, D.O.N., For Dietary
Aide and Cook ask for Theresa Patterson,
Dietary Manager Madison Nursing
Leading national propane marketer
SOUTHEAST PROPANE has immediate
opening for an energetic route sales driver
for their Perry, Florida based operation.
Candidates must possess strong
customer service skills, team player
attitude along with a Class B CDL license
with an air brake and Hazmat
endorsement. Clean driving record a must.
Excellent starting salary with competitive
benefit program for the qualified candidate.
Sign on Bonus to the qualified applicant!
EOE. For consideration for this position
please fax your resume to (850) 584-6669
or mail it to: 216 W. Green Street, Perry,
Buckeye has Career Opportunities in the
This is an entry level management
Requires an Engineering Degree preferable
Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
Information System Analyst
Requires a Degree in Information Systems '
or related field.
Requires experience with servers and
Manufacturing experience a plus.
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Business
or related field,
Strong negotiating, analytical and problem-
solving skills required
Purchasing experience a plus.
As a member of our team you will enjoy a
very competitive wage and benefit package.
* Medical, dental and prescription drug
* Life insurance
* Disability insurance
* Thirteen paid holidays
* Paid vacation
* 401 (k) with match
Retirement plan with company
Buckeye Technologies Inc. is a leading
producer of specialty cellulose and
absorbent products with manufacturing
facilities in the United States, Canada,
Germany and Brazil.
To Be Considered For Employment:
Please submit your resume to the Taylor
Employment Connection One-Stop Center
located at 224 North Jefferson Street in
Perry, Florida. The Center is open Monday
through Friday between 8:00 a:m. and 5:00
p.m. Resumes must be received by Friday,
March 23, 2007 to be considered. Resumes
should include information about 'an
individual's education, work, experience,
military experience, leadership skills that
have been demonstrated in
community/service organizations, and other
information that highlights employment
Buckeye's evaluation of employment
applicants includes validated, written tests,
interviews, post-offer physical exam and
agility test. Pre-employment drug screening
and background check is required.
If you have any questions or need
assistance preparing a resume, please
contact Barbara Bratcher or Leta Turner at
the Taylor Employment Connection One-
Stop Center. Their telephone numbers are
(850) 584-7604 or (888) 752-8409.
Buckeye is an Equal Opportunity Employer,
RNs & LPNs
FT, PT & PRN
3pm-11 pm shifts, 11 pm-7 am.shifts
Weekend Treatment Nurse
RN or LPN
Social Service Director
Sue Love, Director of Nursing
.Marhal Helth&Rehb Cnte
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S1 Marine is looking for a person with 1
year minimum experience in the following:
purchasing, supervisory experience,
inventory management, shipping and
receiving, MRP experience, boat building
experience preferred. Minimum 45 hours
weekly. Please send resume to S1 Marine,
1290 Houck Road, Perry, Florida 32348,
Deadline for accepting resumes is March
Technical Field Representative seeking a
dedicated individual with leadership skills.
Travel up to 75% required. Background in
construction or engineering. Must be able
to operate general construction equipment.
Be able to write reports upon completion of
jobs. Wage/Salary Range: 160-300/Day.
Please send your resume to Big Top
Manufacturing, 3225 N. US 19, Perry, FL.
32347 -, or email to
email@example.com Big Top is
EOE & Drug-Free workplace.
Experienced HVAC/R service technicians
with a minimum of 5 yfs experience.
starting wages $14-16/hr. Call 850-584-
TAYLOR COUNtY BOARD OF COUNTY
Public Safety Director-$45,886 (negotiable)
Planner- $34,777 $39,145 + benefits
Grants Administrative Secretary $11.88
Library Tech (part time) $729
Entire job descriptions and requirements
can be viewed at
www.taylorcountygov.com or Taylor
Employment Connections, 1702 S.
Jefferson St. Positions are open until
filled. Taylor County is an EOE/VP/Drug
Testing/ Background Check Employer.
Big Top Manufacturing now hiring
Maintenance Person Seeking motivated
individual to be part of team environment.
Requirements are the following: Must have
experience in electrical, Hydraulic, and air
maintenance with the ability to maintain
records on computer and paper work. EOE,
Drug-Free Workplace, Competitive Salary
and Benefits. Apply in person at Big Top
Manufacturing, Hwy. 19 North, Perry, FL
Help Wanted Badcock and More
Sales Person Full and Part time. No
phone calls. Apply in person at 1225 S.
Help Wanted Badcock and More Set-up
and Delivery. No Phone calls. Apply in
Person. 1225 S, Jefferson Street. Lic.
required and good driving record. Must be
21 or older.
WANTED: Experienced Phlebotomist for
Perry area. Please call Rhonda at 386-754-
1172 for details.
Convenience store manager needed.
Please apply at Ware Oil'& Supply
located 2715 S. Byron Butler Pkwy, This
is a drug free work place.
W.W. Transport, Inc. is seeking 5 Class A
CDL drivers in the Perry, FL area. Drivers
must have 2 yrs. experience and good
driving record. These are OTR runs
hauling produce in refers. Driver pay starts
at 33 cents per mile (practical miles) with
$10 load and unload pay. Benefits include
health, ;life, and dental ins., 401k
w/company match, vacation, cell phone,
and safety bonuses. This account will be
up and running April 1. Don't let this new
opportunity go by! Please phone 800-936-
6770 ext 111 or 112.
For Sale: Perennial peanut hay, horse
quality, high protein, 50 pound square
bales, $9.00. Call Dale Rowell 584-9011
12-foot, V-hull aluminum boat on trailer
with 8-hp Yamaha. Good condition. Runs
great. $1600. 584-8183.
Utility Trailer, 4 ft. X 13ft. Built to haul two
4-wheelers, Price $400. Call 223-1567.
2003 Polaris Trail Boss 330 4-wheeler.
Runs good. $1,600. Call 584-3539 after
Mazda 5 door Hatchback, 2003-- 5 speed
with over drive, 4 cylinder 34 MPG,
leather seats, Multi-disc CD, 41,000 gentle
ADULT miles, PWR. Windows, PWR.
Doors with remote entry and theft alarm,
PWR. Mirrors, Moon roof, luggage rack,
tinted privacy glass, 4 wheel PWR. ABS
disc brakes. Fog lamps, still under factory
warranty, much more. Blue and Black
Book = $14,000 -- sell. for $11,500. Call
" 2/28',3/7;3/14,3/21;3/28 ." "' '. .
'93 Mustang LX 4 cly, 5 spd, sunroof, AM,
. FM, CD, AMP 2-12" subs, new tires, air
shocks. Fun car, needs paint. $1,300.
1989 Olds Royale 88, 86,500 miles. Good
shape. Ready to travel. New tires-more
information call 584-8539. Asking $2,500
B-7 The Taco Times March 7, 2007
AUTMO IiE7 I
199Q0GEO Prism 4 dr. Sedan Automatic,
135k miles. needs transmission. Make
offer.,Cali after 4 p.m. 584-7032.
1994 High Top customized Chevy Van,
$2,500. Call (850)584-4602.
'86' Chevy shorted pick-up. 2wd. 4.3 v6, 4
spd, including granny gear, posi track, rear
' end, Reese hitch, chrome wheels S2800
Also, '79' Trans AM no motor, no trans. has
T-Tops, needs restored. $600. 850-843-
1994 F150, V8 2 wd, tool box included,
new tires and parts S1500 firm. John 584-
3553 or 838-6934.
1990 GEO Prism 4 dr. Sedan Automatic,
135k miles, needs transmission $500
0.B.0. Call after 4 p.m. 584-7032.
FOR SALE: Honda CR-V 2005 SE Model,
White, 4 speed automatic with over drive ,
4 cyl..V-TEC engine --31 MPG, Leather
heated seats, Multi-disc CD, 18,000 gentle
ADULT miles, PWR. Windows, PWR.
Doors, PWR. mirrors, PWR. Door locks-
remote entry with theft alarm, Moon Roof,
Luggage rack, tinted privacy glass,
window vents, safety all-wheel drive, 4
wheel ABS PWR. brakes, still under
factory warranty, much more. Blue and
Black Book = $24,500 -- sell for $21,200.
GOT JUNK CARS, TRUCK?
I BUY SCRAP METALS!!
State Certified Scales.
Found: 9 Husky Puppies. Call 584-2614
for more info.
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050.
Please leave message.
Home Cleaning & Lawn Care Services.
Will clean your home or office, vacuum,
dust, seep & mop, bathrooms & etc. Will
cut lawns, shrubs, vacuum leaves, plant ,.
your plants & deliver mulch. Call Brenda
or Terry 850-223-2477
I sit with elderly, nursing experience, will
cook and clean. Available 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Charge $9 to $12 an hour depending on
level of care. Call Carol at 850-567-2467.
A to Z Farm and Lawn Service
Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
dump truck service. Call 584-6737.
DLP Compressors, Inc
3289 Boyd Road
Perry, FL 32347
Office # 584-8466
Fax # 223-2954
"Quality service from people you know!"
We specialize in Air Compressor Sales,
Parts and Service. More than 25 years
experience on Rotary Screw Air
Compressors, Reciprocating Air
Compressors, Air Dryers, and
Compressed Air System Components.
Clay Swindle L.L.C. (licensed and
insured) All types of remodeling: doors,
windows, docks, painting, etc.
Commercial & Residential. Call 850-223-
1780 or 843-1941. If no answer, please
leave message. Over 20 years of
Chad Dees Lawn Care
* Hi, Taylor County, love to spend time in
the great outdoors with your family? Allow
ine to introduce Chad Dees Lawn Care.
We are open and now ready to take care of
your yard and g;ve you more time to spend
with your family. Please call (850) 584-
8959 hit 1 or email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and I will return
your call. Chad H. Dees/ Owner.
Dries in 3-4 hours 41 -
Call Billy Blue at
838-1307 or 672-0955
MOM & Pop
The Handyman experts LLC, honest work!
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
838-6077. 25 years.
J.D.'s Tjee Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
Do you have an Insurance License, or
would you like to get one? We are
currently looking for people who are
interested in a career in the Insurance
Industry. We start you out Part-Time, train
you and teach you the business. No
quotas, does not interfere with your regular
job, set your own hours. Lots of awards
and lots of Trips! Great Incentives! We put
you in business for yourself. We are part
of the Citigroup. We are also looking for
people with Mortgage Broker and .Security
Licenses. If you would like to know more,
go to www. primerica.com. Call Charles
for a Presentation 813-649-8510.
In the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial
Circuit in and for Taylor County, Florida
Case No. 07-094-CA '
CYPRESS ASSOCIATES, a Florida general
James E. Hobble, Leona Hobbie, W.L.
Hobble, unknown heirs of Leeoner
Hobble, and all unknown persons, if
alive, and if dead, or not known to be
dead or alive, their unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees or other
persons claiming by, through, under or
against James E. Hobble, Leona
Hobble, W.L. Hobble, or the unknown
heirs of Leeoner Hobble,
Notice of Action
TO: James. E. Hobble, Leona Hobble,
W.L. Hobble, Onknown heirs of Leeoner
Hobble, and all unknown persons, if
alive, and if dead, or not known to be
dead or alive, their unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees or other
persons claiming by, through, under or
against James E. Hobble, Leona
Hobble, W.L. Hobble, or the unknown
heirs of Leeoner Hobble, any right title or
interest in the property described in this
notice of action:
You are notified that an action to quiet
title on the following property in Taylor
Commence at the Southeast corner of
the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter of Section 22, township 4 South,
Range 7 East; thence run North 240 feet
for a Point of Beginning; thence run North
105 feet; thence run West 420 feet;
thence run South 105 feet; thence run
East 420 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Said lands lying and being in Taylor
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Garvin B.
Bowden, the Plaintiffs' attorney, whose
address is Gardner, Wadsworth,
Duggar, Bist & Wiener, P.A., 1300
Thomaswood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida
32308, on or before March 16, 2007
(within 30 days of first publication), and
file the original with the clerk of this court
'either before service on the plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded In
the complaint or petition.
Dated: Feb. 8, 2007.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marti Lavalle
WANT TO BUY
Old Sports Trophies (before 1975)
Comic Books (collectibles-any year)
Scrap Gold & Gold Silver Dollars
Pocket Watches Diamonds
-, -,' Postcards Sports Memorabilia
Taylor County Historical Items
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys
GULF COAST 5 ..
S accessories in stock Painted
Special Flashings MadM All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cut to your desired lengths Delivery Service Available
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.
FiSCA" YEAR 200.'
Co '.I UIIIrY DE/VELOP:.iE IT BLCCK
RIST PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Perry is considering applying
to the Florida Department of Community
Affairs for a Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant of up to
$700,000. These funds must be used for
one of "he following purposes:
1. To benefit low- and moderate-
income persons; or
To aid in the prevention or elimination
of slums or blight: or.
3. To meet other community
development needs having a particular
urgency because existing conditions
pose a serious and immediate -hreat to
the health or welfare of the community
and where other financial resources ore
not available to meet such needs.
The category of activities for which
These funds may be used are in the
areas of "housing, neighborhood
revitalization, commercial revitalization,
or economic development and include
such improvement activities as
acquisition of real property, rehabilitation
of houses and commercial buildings.
code improvement activities, and
construction of infrastructure, including
water and sewer improvements. street
improvements, and drainage and
neighborhood facilities. Additional
information concerning the range of
activities that may be undertaken will be
provided at the public hearing,
At least 70% of the funds must be
proposed to be spent on activities that
benefit low- and moderate-income
In developing an application for
submission to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs, the applying local
government must plan to minimize
displacement of persons as a result of
planned Community Development
Block'Grant activities. In addition, the
applying local government is required
to develop a plan to assist displaced
The public hearing to receive citizen
views concerning housing and
community development needs will be
held in the City Council Meeting Room,
City Hall, located at 224 South Jefferson
Street, Perry, Florida on March 13; 2007
at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as
the matter can be heard. To obtain
additional information concerning the
public hearing contact Robert Brown,
Jr., City Manager, City Hall located at
224 South Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida,
telephone number (850) 584-7161.
The public hearing is being conducted
in a handicapped accessible location,
Any handicapped person requiring an
interpreter for the hearing impaired or
the visually impaired should contact
Robert Brown, Jr. at least.f .'3 calendar
days prior to the public hearing and an
interpreter will be provided. Any
nonEnglish speaking person wishing to
attend the public hearing should
contact Robert Brown, Jr. at least five
calendar days prior to the public
hearing and a language Interpreter will
be provided. Any handicapped person
requiring special accommodation at
this meeting should contact Robert
IN THE CIRCIUT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE CITIZENS BANK OF PERRY,
A banking corporation organized and
Existing under the laws of the State of
CASE NO. 06-701-CA
WILLIE'S FOOD MART, INC., a
Florida Corporation, et al,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that ANNIE MAE
MURPHY, Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Taylor County, Florida, will on the 27th
day of March, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the
front door of the Taylor County
courthouse in the City of Perry, Florida,
offer for sale and sell at public outcry to
the highest and best bidder for cash,
the following described property
situated in Taylor County, Florida, to-wit:
The East half (E 1/2) of Block One (1) of
the J.H. Parker Subdivision, a subdivision
of all of the Southeast Quarter of the
Northeast Quarter (SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 ) of
Section 26, Township 4 South, Range 7
Edst,' lying North of the South Georgia
and West Coast railroad right of way.
Said .property being 'otherwise
described as beginning at the Northeast
corner of Block One (1) of the J.H.
Parker Subdivision, according to the
map or plat of said J.H. Parker
Subdivision on record in the Office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Taylor
County, Florida, thence run West 210
feet, thence run South 210 feet, thence
run East 210 feet to the Southeast
corner of said Block One (1), thence run
North 210 feet back to the Point of
Beginning. Said property being
'otherwise described as the East one
acre tract of Lot One (1), of Block One
(1) of the J.H. Parker Subdivision,
located In the Southeast Quarter of the
Northeast Quarter ( SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 ) of
Section 26, Township 4 South, Range 7
East, said Lot One (1) being 210 feet
North and South by 420 feet East and
West and containing two acres, more
Lot Three (3) of Block "B" all lying and
being in Perry Park Subdivision,
according to the map or plat of said
Subdivision being recorded upon the
Public Records of Toylor County, Florida
in Plat Book 1, Page 77..
pursuant to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and Replevin entered in a
case pending in said Court, the style of
which is as set out above, and the
docket number of which is 06-701-CA.
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
sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of
said Court, this 21st day of February,
ANNIE MAE MURPHY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Taylor County. Florida
By: Marti Lavalle
Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Doate: April 10, 2007
Subject of Hearing: Exempting: Eligible
Students with Disabilities
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
olinions/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
Oscar Howard Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21
IN THE COUNiY COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FORfAYLOR COUNTY,
Case No. 62-2007 CC-40-OOA-01
Lee Spees and David Spees
Judy C. Adkins (Whiddon)
Notice of Action
Notice is hereby given that o petition to
determine ownership of a Motor Vehicle
has been filed and you ore required to
serve a copy of your written objections,
if any, on Lee Spees and David
Spees3230 Spees Harris Lane, Perry,
Florida 32348 who is the petitioner, on or
before March 7, 2007, and file the
original with the clerk of the county
either before service on the petitioner.
or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Witness my hand and seal of this court
on the 7th day of February, 2007, at
Taylor County, Florida.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Solina Ford
In the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial
Circuit in and for Taylor County, Florida
Case No. 06-712-CA
United States of America, Rural Housing
Servir-4, USDA, f/k/a/ Farmers Home
Heidi L. Denmark f/k/a Heidi L, Faircloth;
__, Unknown Spouse of Heidi L.
Denmark f/k/a Heidi L. Faircloth; and all
unknown parties claiming by, through,.
under or against the herein named
Defendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties claim qs heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, spouses, or other claimants;
Tenant #1 and/or Tenant #2, the parties
intended to account for the person or
persons in possession; Taylor County, a
Political Subdivision of the State of Florida.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
the Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered on January 4, 2007,
and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale entered on February 26, 2007, in this
cause, in the Circuit Court of Taylor
County, Florida, I will sell this property
situated in Taylor COunty, Florida
Commence at the NE corner of the SW
1/4 of Section 36, T4S, R7E and RUN S 01
degree 05' 25"W, along the forty line
(bearing base), 1072 13 feet; thence
run N 89 degrees 14'20"W, 150.0 feet;
thence run S 01 degree 05'25"W, 5.63
feet; thence run N 88 degrees 54'35" W,
60.00 feet to the west r/w line of a 60
foot road; thence run N 01 degree
05'25" E, along said r/w line, 310.28 feet
to the point of beginning; thence from
said POB continue N 01 degree 05'25" E.
along said r!w line, 89.71 feet to the
point of curvature of a 50.00 foot radius
curve concave to the southwest;
thence run along the arc of said curve,
thru a central angle of 90 degrees
19'45", an arc distance of 78.83 feet to
the point of tangency of said curve;
thence run N 89 degrees 14'20" W,
along said r/w line, 69.71 feet; 14'20" E,
120.00 feet to the point of beginning.
Said Parcel is located in the NE 1/4 of SW
1/4 of section 36, T4S, R7E, Perry Taylor
at pLiblic'sdlei-t5-4th highelg Tird tbZiWF',
bidder, for cash, West side of Taylor
County Court House 108 North Jefferson
Street, Perry, FL, 32347, Taylor County,
Florida, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., on March
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sole, if any, other than
the property owner as of the dated of
this lis pendens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Dated at Perry, Florida this 26th. day of
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Leaudia Borkland
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ADRIANNE
SPAIN-CONDE the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was
assessed are follows:
Certificate No. 943
Year of Issuance: 2000
Description of Property: PARCEL No.
Lot 23, of Block "B" of Bohaanan
Subdivision, according to Plat thereof of
record in the office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Taylor COunty Florida.
Name In which assessed Thomas Sing
Said property being In the County of
Taylor, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described is such certificate
'shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 19th day of
March, 2007 at 11:00 o'clock a.m.'
Dated this 12th day of February, 2007.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor, County, Florida
2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7
FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP
All bankers, insurance agents and
realtors are invited to-a Fair Housing
Workshop sponsored by the City of
Perry and Taylor County on March 13,
2007, at 4:00 p.m. In the City Council
Meeting Room, City Hall located at 224
South Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida.
The workshop is being conducted in a
handicapped accessible location. Any
handicapped person requiring an
interpreter for the hearing Impaired or
the visually impaired should contact
Robert Brown, Jr., City Manager at (850)
584-7161 at least five calendar days
prior to the workshop and an interpreter
will be provided. Any nonEnglish
speaking person wishing to attend the
workshop should contact Robert Brown,
Jr. at least five calendar days prior to
the workshop and a language
Interpreter will be provided. Any
handicapped person requiring special
accommodation at this workshop
should contact Robert Brown, Jr. at least
five calendar days prior to the
workshop. To access a
telecommunication Device for Deaof
(TDD) please call (800) 955-8771,
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/
Notice is hereby given to James Lyndon
Smith, Unless payment Is made on 1991
Chevrolet VIN # 1GCCS14R9M8162934.
Vehicle will be auctioned on the 22nd of
March at 9:00A.M. at Larry's Towing.
Tree Capital of the South
Tree Capital of the South
$35 (in county)
$49 (out of county)
P.O. Box 888, Perry, FL 32348
or come by our office at 123 S. Jefferson St.
F -------------- U
Br.wn. Jr a' Ions: five calendar cloys
prior to The public nearing To access o
Telecommunication Device for Deaf
(TDD) please call (800) 955-8771.
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL
Notice is hereby given to Press Blue and
Millard G. Higgins Whole Sale. Unless
payment is made on 1994 Pontiac VIN#
1G2JB14T5R7535648 vehicle will be
auctioned on the 22nd of March at 9:00
a.m. at Larry's Tow & Recovery.
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section
2.13 of the City Charter of the City of
Perry, Florida, that Ordinance No. 835 was
ADOPTED by the City Council on February
ORDINANCE NO. 835
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PERRY,
FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE
OF PUBLIC LAND, PROVIDING COVENANTS,
CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR THE
USE OF PUBLIC LAND, AND PROVIDING FOR
PERPETUAL EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES, AND
PROVIDiNG EFFECTIVE DATE.
Robert A. Brown Jr.,
Emily Weed Ketring
The Suwannee River Economic Council,
Inc. Board of Directors will hold a
meeting of the Board of Directors on
Monday, March 26, 2007, 7:oo P.M. at
the Suwannee River Economic Council,
Inc., Administration Building in Live Oak,
Get your hands
and find out
County is all
B-8 The Taco Times March 7, 2007
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Sirloin Chops Family Pack
Heavy Western Boneless Beef
Chuck Steak Family Pack
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Farmington Sliced Bacon 16 oz.
Drumsticks 64 oz.
Jumbo Franks i6oz.
Chicken or Beef.
Holtens Beef Patties
18 oz. pack
"Mac & Che7.2 o.:r o
0 7.25 oz. Box
Betty Crocker T-'
Granny Smith Apples,
Triumph Paper o
Assorted Flavors, 24 pack
We reserve the right
to limit quantities.
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Fresh Pork Country Style Ribs
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