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Dlecembewr'12, 2007


Times


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Bands present holiday
concert Thursday
Celebrate the sounds of the season
with the Taylor County high school and
middle school bands Thursday, Dec.
13.
The annual holiday concert will
begin at 7 p.m. in the high school
gymnatorium.
All are invited and welcome to
attend; the concert is free and open to
the public.

Deadline extended forp
'Breakfast with Santa'
The registration deadline for
"Breakfast with Santa" has been
extended through this week (while
space is available).
The annual event will be held
Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.,j at the
Perry Elks Lodge. (No entry after
10:30 a.m.)
Registration is $5 per child. Entry
forms should be returned to Fair Point
Communications.

Cake auction at credit
union
Buckeye Community Federal Credit
Union will hold a cake auction Friday,
Dec 14, to benefit the United Way.
Those interested in placing bids may
stop .by the bank anytime- from 9:30,.
a.m until 4:30 p.m., after which the
winners will be announced.

Toy drive continues
The Taylor County Joint Drug Task
Force toy drive for Christmas 2007 is
underway.
Residents are asked to bring a new,
unwrapped toy to the Perry Police
Department during normal business
hours Monday through Friday.
Toys will be distributed to local
families.

Have a question for
Congressman Boyd?
S:A member of Congressman Allen
Boyd's staff will be visiting Perry.on the
second Wednesday of every month so
the people of Taylor County have the
opportunity to discuss issues
concerning them.
Staff members are trained to assist
constituents with a variety of issues
. relating to various federal agencies.
The next visit will be today
(Wednesday) from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at
the elections office located on the
second floor of the Taylor County
Courthouse.

Please give to Key Club
holiday food drive
A holiday food drive coordinated by
the Taylor County High School (TCHS)
Key Club continues with three
collection centers. Drop boxes are
located at the TCHS front office,
Buckeye Community Federal Credit
Union and Winn Dixie.
The drive will continue through Dec.
14; all collected items will be donated
to the Divine Mercy Food Bank.




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Residents urged to check their status




Changes impact flood zones


The Suwannee River Water
Management District (SRWMD)
and the Federal Emergency
Management Agency are working
together to update the county's
flood map, and in doing so, may
affect the status of thousands of
parcels around the county.
The updates are part of the
FEMA and SRWMD Flood Map
Modernization. Program, whose
goal is to develop a Digital Flood


Back-to-back

crashes lead

to. DUI arrest
A Perry man was arrested for
driving under the influence (DUI)
last week after being involved in
back-to-back crashes.
Thomas Herbert Matthews, 61,
was booked on multiple charges of
DUI with property damage,
reckless driving involving a crash
and leaving the scene of a crash
with property damage.
The first wreck was a hit-and-
run which occurred at the
intersection of U.S. 19 and
Jefferson Street, involving a truck
and SUV.
The driver of the SUV, Theresa
Bratcher, 35, told police she was
stopped at the red light when
another vehicle hit her from
behind.
Bratcher said she kept her foot
on the brake, but was pushed
forward from the impact, Perry
Police Department Ptl. Charles L.
Geyer Jr. said in his report.
-Th-e trtiuk 'hammed the SUV a
second and 'third time; Bratcher
said after the third hit, the driver of
the truck (Matthews) approached
her window and asked her to pull,
off the road, saying he would park
behind her.
Although Bratcher complied
with his request, Matthews fled
the scene and drove down Park
Street, running through the stop
sign at the intersection of Old
Dixie Highway and crashing into a
light pole.
Responding to the scene of that
crash, Ptl. Jimmy Cash reported
that when he made contact with
the driver' (later identified as
Matthews), "I immediately
smelled the distinct odor of
alcohol coming from his breath as
he spoke."
When Cash asked Matthews to'
step out of the vehicle, "upon
attempting to do so, he literally
fell out of the truck," Cash said.
Matthews was arrested at the
scene and transported to the Taylor
County Jail.
The driver of the SUV identified
Matthews' truck as the one that
had crashed into her; an
eye-witness was also able. to
identify Matthews as the driver in
the hit-and-run.


Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) and
Flood insurance Study (FIS) report
for Taylor County.
The proposed new DFIRM was
unveiled in November during a
meeting held by SRWMD.
The current map, which was
made in 1983 and updated in 1995,
has been updated again with more
accurate data and uses a digital
base map of aerial photographs.
"The biggest change is the


inclusion of the National Wetlands
Inventory Maps," Taylor County
Building Director Danny Griner
said. "All wetlands shown on the
maps are now considered flood
zones."
According to numbers provided
by SRWMD, 34 parcels within the
City of Perry limits now in flood
zones will be removed from the
flood zone category.
Outside the city, however, 722


parcels which are not in flood
zones on the current map will now
be considered in the flood zone.
Griner points out that these
numbers do not include parcels
that may already, have a small
portiori in flood zones that, on the
new map, will have more laud in
the flood zone.
A 30-day study period for the
map is almost complete, after
which a 90-day appeal and protest


period will begin. It is during those
90 days that property owners who
believe an error has been made
must contact officials.
Griner said he strongly urges
residents who have questions or
would like to examine the new
map to call or visit the courthouse
annex. He added that the maps
should be available beginning this
",* Please see page 3


Silent night, holy night
Members of New Home Baptist Church will present a live nativity each evening, starting at' 6p.m., through Friday. All local
residents are invited to view the scene, which is set up in front of the church at the corner of Center Street and U.S. Highway
27. The cast is complete with live animals in the manger setting.

Penalty fee less than expected


City gains $100,000 from SBA fund


The City of Perry took a much
smaller hit in penalty fees when
withdrawing all of its available.
money from the State Board of
Administration (SBA) Local
Government Investment Pool late
last week.
Based on a two percent penalty
fee announced by SBA officials,
the city expected to pay a $110,470
redemption fee when withdrawing
some $7.4 million from. the


account;
Howe' er. once the final deposits
%\ere made locally, City Finance
Director Penny Staffney
disco ered that the state had held
back only.$9,510.
"I couldn't believe it. When I
contacted the SBA office, we were
told that the penalty applied only to
accounts that had more than $2
:million and we only had one
Account 'A ith more than $2 million.


It was a shocker--up until then,
everything we had read and ,been
given from the SBA said they were
going to charge a two percent fee
on your overall account total,"
Staffney said. "The $9,500 was a
small price to pay for the citizeris
of Perry to have. peace of mind and
know their money is .secure."
Troubles with the SBA fund
began last month when, sparked by
concerns over a number of


securities backed by failing
mortgage companies, many local
governments in Florida began to
pull their money out of the
investment pool.
The withdrawals further
weakened shareholders'
confidence, resulting in a financial
frenzy as governments and school
districts pulled some $11 billion
out of the pool, reducing the fund
to only $14 billion.


Vision 2060


Future growth 'on the map'


The Vision 2060 task force will consider three alternative
concepts for the future of Taylor County Thursday at 6:30
p.m. at the middle school.


What will Taylor County look
like in 50 years?
That is the question the Vision
2060 task force and its committees
ha' e been-trying to answer for the
past nine months.
Now, they, along with the rest of
the county's residents, have visual
projections of what the
development patterns that shape'
the future of Taylor County could
look like.
At last week's committee
meetings, representatives with
MNSCW, the Orlando-based firm
aJs-isting the task force with the
\Vision 2060 project, presented
three alternatives as to how future
de\ elopment could be focused.
The maps graphically represent
different patterns of land use in
Tailor County, designed to
implement the strategies and
solutions previously recommended
by the committees and task force.
A preferred land use alternative


will be selected by the task force at
a meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at
Taylor County Middle School.
At the heart of the conceptual
maps is a series of new types of
development.
Urban development would be
centered around Perry, with the
urban village type intended for the
most intense development in the
county using a combination of
built environment (downtown
Perry) and new development in the
form of infill, redevelopment and
complementary new construction.
Around the urban area (Perry),
compact mixed use village and
suburban village land types would
provide less intense development.
With the county's coastline a
strong draw to tourists and those
moving to the area, many of the
new development types
specifically refer to the coast.
Coastal villages, for instance,
would be of medium density for


residential land use. Existing
coastal areas, such as Keaton
Beach, Dekle Beach and
Steinhatchee, would be labeled
coastal settlements for limited
expansions that may include infill
redevelopment.
In addition, rural developments
would represent a traditional
development pattern in the county
and may be existing communities,
such as Shady Grove, Salem and
Lake Bird.
Industrial and similar uses
would be centered in a "special"
district, providing a designated
area for industrial parks, airport
and logistical support uses, higher
educational campuses (college
campus or research park) and
business/office parks.
When asked Tuesday, MSCW
Senior Community Planner Curt
Ostrodka described the differences
-"* Please see page 3


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Editorial


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A-2 Taco Times
December 12, 2007


People have lost




trust in trustees


There are a lot of unanswered
questions about the State Board of
Administration's (SBA) lackadaisical
handling of the Local Government
Investment Pool, the state-run
investment fund to which all three of
our local elected boards regularly
contribute our hard-earned tax
dollars.
Presiding over the near collapse are
SBA's trustees -- Gov. Charlie Crist,
CFO Alex Sink and Attorney General
Bill McCollum.
Just a couple of months ago, the
pool was one of the largest in the
country at $28 billion. It has since
been cut in half with many local
governments swearing they will never
invest in it again.
Frittered away now are apparently
thousands of dollars contributed by
Taylor County's taxpayers.
The governor just doesn't seem to
get it.
In a recent statement, he said the
most important thing is to "protect
the pension fund for people rather
than this municipals fund in essence
to local government."
Well, the "municipals fund" as Crist
called it, IS the people's money. Our
local governmental officials generally
"squander" it away on silly things like
paying teachers, police officers,


firefighters, etc.
The trustees' decision to simply
freeze the fund on Nov. 30
(apparently without much
consideration that many school
boards, cities and counties might not
have enough to meet payroll) seemed
sophomoric.
Local officials had to scramble.
Some took out short-term loans
costing taxpayers thousands in
interest. Others withdrew as much
as they could when the fund
re-opened last week, opting to pay a
penalty instead of leaving it in an
"untrustworthy" account. That, too,
cost taxpayers thousands in
penalties.
Crist should know better. Not only
has he served as the SBA Trustees'
chairman for nearly a year, he also
served as a trustee the previous four
years when he was attorney general.
Prior to that he served as
Commissioner of Education.
He certainly .should have a good
working knowledge of how the fund
works, and how local governments
utilize it.
In the private sector, when the
investors no longer trust the
trustees, they are replaced.
The state legislature should
consider the same.


Letters to the Editor


Bus drivers respond to criticism


Dear Editor:
Recently there was an article in
the "Letters to the Editor"
expressing both concerns and
disapproval in the untimely and
erratic delivery of students to their
buses.
The continuing critical shortage
of drivers poses a complicated
challenge, Daily, drivers double up
on their student loads in order to


get students homes as quickly and
safely as possible. Also, last
minute absences due to emergency
situations greatly disrupt the
routine delivery of students to their
homes.
As school bus drivers, we place
the safe transport of students as our
top priority. There are times when
delivery is late but not at the
expense of their safety.


We do the very best we can with
your children in circumstances less
than ideal and chaotic at times.
With 50 bus routes and'only 47
,drivers, we strive to make it work
with minimum disruption to bus
route schedules and time lines.
However, we strongly recommend
parents and anyone else interested
*-* Please see page 3'
1


'Angel' recovering in Jacksonville after fall


Dear Editor:
Has anyone noticed that our
angel is missing. She drives a little
red station wagon with flowers on
the antennae and 76 little angels on


Taco


the dash. In the front seat you
could find her trusty sidekick
"ChiChi" (her dog) sitting in a
laundry basket. In the back seat
you would find two dolls dressed


STimes


Wednesday, December 12, 2007


123 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, Florida


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in their Sunday best clothes.
Many people stop to talk to the
children (dolls) in the back seat
and scold the driver for leaving the
children unattended, but were
surprised to find Patty and Candi
safely strapped in their car seats.
In the back of our angel's little
red wagon you could find clothes,
food, homemade jelly, jams and
fresh flowers for all the people she
visited each day. Among these
things she always carried small
stuffed toys to give children she
meets.
Our angel reports her reward for
all of her service to others is "the
smiles" she receives.
Our angel, Betty Duvall, has
been in service to others her whole
life. When she left Michigan for
Perry many years ago, she did not
stop her practice of service to
others. In addition she picks up
senior services meals to deliver,
places flowers at the veterans
monument at the courthouse,
volunteers for SHARE food
program, picks up pecans and fruit
to make jelly and jams for
someone who can't, collects for a
clothes closet for the needy. These
are just a few things our angel has
done for our city.
A few weeks ago our angel fell
and broke her wing. She lay on the
ground in her front yard until a
neighbor returned from Sunday
breakfast. She was in our hospital
.".* Please see page 3


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Midweek Muddle


Where are those pesky
squirrels when you need them?

By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
In the North, snow falls, source, in a soup or a sauce, as a building
In the South, leaves fall. product" or a paving component. But like
In Taylor County, the acorns are dropping kudzu, love bugs and some people I .know,:-
like flies, the acorns don't seem to have a purpose. Or,
I noticed this phenomenon--first--when at least, to acknowledge it. ,
walking around my familiar block, with my Last week, there were people coming to the
familiar dogs. The ground literally crunches, house for a evening get-together. The places
in places, from the accumulation of acorns, were set. The tree was decorated.. The
It's unlike any crop I've seen before. stockings were hung by the chimney with
At the house, the acorns seem to be staging care.
an all-out frontal assault. On the tin roof of I used the early morning hours to complete
our boat shed, the ping-ping of acorns the tasks that I had neither the strength nor
heading toward the earth cannot be ignored, the time to finish the evening before.
even when you try. It is, however, other In my lovely robe, which is frumpy and soft
acorns which have literally kept us awake at and covers me from head-to-toe, I proceeded
night. to the outdoor areas with the leaf blower to
First of all, it's December, and the push the acorns toward my neighbors. The
temperature is a warm 80 degrees which I can son had performed this task only two days
neither explain nor completely embrace. But before, but with the current acorn showers
nights are most comfortable, in our home, (as opposed to rain, which we really could
when the second-floor windows are open and use), it is required work about every 48
the 60-degree temperature is free of charge, hours.
instead of purchased from the power I don't bother to wave at people if I'm in my
company. robe, while working in the yard. I figure the
With windows open, while nestled all snug less attention I draw to myself, the better.
in our beds, we heard what sounded like However,'in the early morning rush to school
something hitting the downstairs window, and work, a couple of my neighbors wanted[
Again and again, to make sure that Iknew that they saw me in
And again, this state of disrobery. So they blew their'
Something did. An acorn, and all its friends car/truck horns.
and relatives. I flung up my hand to wave back at one, and
Who knew they could be so noisy? the sash of my robe got caught in the motor,.
Yes, the acorns are now falling from the of the leaf blower, which proceeded to chew
trees in the middle of the night, bouncing off and grind, and suck that sash up to my
the patio, and hitting the large window after waistline, while wrestling me to the ground
the bounce. before I could find the on-off switch and
"I couldn't sleep last night for the acorns," make the appropriate choice of "off."
the bleary-eyed husband announced one It reminded me of the mental picture I have
morning, while in search of coffee. of liposuction. Having just undergone the
Which begs the question: Where are those procedure unwillingly, I now lay prostrate on ,
pesky squirrels when you need them? the concrete slab of my front yard, breathing
We've been overwhelmed by squirrels for deeply, with the leaf blower across my chest.
the last decade and periodically stage And the dog looking down upon me.
restricted gun seasons in our own yard, just And why I lay there, considering my near
to give the birds a" little space to fly. No death, I couldn't help but give thanks that I
matter how intense our efforts, though, I still was still alive on the day of my party. That's
see plenty squirrels with their fluffy tails, when the squirrels proceeded to jump up and
running through the trees, and shaking more down on the branches above me, showering
acorns out. But itv seems that when I need me again with the very acorns I had been
these squirrels the most, and can provide a working so hard to remove.
three-year's food supply for them and their I considered it an unnecessary gesture of
in-laws, the squirrels have decided, instead,. hostility.
to play in traffic--to remove themselves from While I knew it was the time of year for
the opportunity to perform a community heaven and earth to sing, I couldn't help but
service, shake my finger at those squirrels and..
That's just like a squirrel. remind them, "I have a car--a ton of steel with
We would be well served to find some way four tires., See you on the front road.
to use these acorns: as an alternative fuel "Oh, and by the way, Merry Christmas."


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So you think you're not an addict...



Recovery group embraces addicts


So you think you don't have an freedom from hurts, hang-ups and
addiction? habits."
Clay Olson. and the other Olson is confident, "That's pretty
organizers of Perry's Celebrate much all of us. It's really for the
Recovery (CR), would encourage church-at large. How many people
you to reconsider., are in denial about weaknesses and
If you believe addictions only challenges?
result from drug or alcohol abuse, "This program encourages
local advocates of CR hope you people to face thei: hurts, hang-ups
will consider that addictions are as and habits, and to find a solution.
varied as the people they possess: Most of the solutions come from
from drugs and alcohol, to anger the Lord--healing, comfort,
and selfishness, to sex and strength," said Olson, quoting
violence. Were you hurt by Bible scripture about releasing the
divorce? Has child abuse injured captives in prison. "Sometimes the
your spirit'? Do you just need prisons are of our own making," he
help? reminds.
bR The non-denominational group CR originated at the Saddleback
mi & has a succinct mission statement: Church in California where Rick
Celebrate Recovery -"We are a Christ-centered recovery Warren is senior minister. It was
ministry providing biblical promoted on the heels of The Forty
answers for people seeking Qays of Purpose. and the Purpose-


If property is in flood zone


Homeowners must have flood insurance


week on the county's Web site,
www.taylorcountygov.com.
Property owners whose property
will be added to the flood zone.
requiring the purchase of flood
insurance, must purchase their
policy 30 days before. the end of
the appeal and protest period to
receive a discounted rate, Griner
s : -"i
"That's why we feel it's
important for people to learn early


about their situation and whether
they will need new insurance," he
said.
SRWMD Senior Water-Resource
Development Coordinator Steve
Minnis spoke to the Taylor County
Commission and City of Perry
council recently concerning the
new map.
"The maps can only be as .
accurate as the information we get
from the community," Minnis
said.
Commissioners expressed
concern about alerting the public


to the map changes, citing issues in
other counties where the maps
were updated.
The county is publishing a series
of information advertisements and
is considering a direct mailout to
the owners of the 722 parcels
whose properties are being added
to the flood zone. In addition, a
public meeting will be held
sometime during the 90-day
period, but a date has not yet been
set.
According to Griner, he expects
to hear from SRWMD within the


next two weeks when the 90-day
period will begin. Once.the dates
are set, appeal and protest forms
will be available in the .
building/planning office at the
courthouse annex as well as on-
line.
City of Perry Manager Bob
Brown said any city residents with
questions should. contact city
hall. "Those directly affected,
whether they have property being
added to the flood zone, or taken
out, will receive a direct mailing,
but anyone is free to call us."


Driven Life which took the
country--and this community--by
storm.
"Tony Cruce told me about CR
and he wanted to start a group
here," Olson said. Soon, Cruce
and Olson had good company with
Earle and Melody Greene, Freddy
and Linda Gunter, Diane Frith,
Kathy Bean and David Brooks.
"We first attended Killearn's
United Methodist Church which
has 250 in its CR group," Olson
said. "Our objective was, and is, to
provide a safe place in Perry for
people to deal with their problems
confidentially. In a small town,
that's always an issue but so far it's
working. To me, there's not a
church--or a person--in town that
doesn't need this."
Perry's chapter meets on
Thursday nights at 6 p.m. in the
First Baptist Church Youth Center
(old Citizens Bank building on the
corner of Orange and Green
streets). "It is a ministry, however,
of the entire community, supported
by First Baptist and First
Presbyterian Church," he added.
"We're encouraging other churches
to get involved, too."
Here's the schedule: "We met at
6 and have dinner until 7," Olson
explained. "A short worship/song
service follows with teaching or
testimonies until 8 p.m., and then
we break into small groups. We're
out by 9 p.m. or 9:30."
CR, he says, celebrates God's
healing power in 12 steps with
eight recovery principles. "If you
straighten out your relationship to
God, then you're better equipped to
straighten out your relationships


Development along Highway 27?


VISION 2060 concept, has two distinct centers
dote f 1 with a rural area separating them.
continued from pagehe central- urbaw' -district is
betwen thei three alternatives. ""'Idokihided 'b9 special districts"
;The:.first, labeled the "centers" (employment centers consisting of


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fir .wp o days .before going to
Jicksonville military doctors. She
hdid. surgery to replace her
shoulder and she. is now
recuperating at the home of her
n plie-w in Jacksonville.
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enjoyed all the calls and letters she
hls fecdeived from her friends in
Pjrry.'Cards and letters can be sent
ta our angel: Betty Duval, 1051
Oakland Drive, Jacksonville, FL
32225:
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with the Taylor County School
Board.
Sincerely,
Taylor' County Bus Drivers
(Due to the time frame, not all
drivers were able to sign)
Theresa Woods, Heidi Schmidt,.
B.J. Cannon, Shirley Stephens,
Alma Harris, Carol Davis,
Cynthia Miller, Cynthia Warf,
Linda Miles, Ouida Wright,
Sandra Winright, Gail Weatherly,
Lisa Meacham, Thelma Rearden,
Coretha Russell, Donna Faircloth,
Dora Neil, Belinda Cruce, Erma
Lewis, April Uhl, Connie May,
Flora Brown, Karen Carlton,
Lacretia McDonald, Mack
Colson, Shelia Sadler. Holly
Ward, Wendy Slaughter, Tina
Powell, Mary Parker, Margie
Sheffield
Editor's Note: The above bus
drivers submitted the following poem
for your consideration.
Bus Driver's Prayer
Please, Lord, watch over me this
day.
Please help me remember to
watch all five mirrors, two dozen
windows, eight gauges, six


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industrial, airport support, etc.),
.--"providing a distinct edge to the
development area," Ostrodka said.
The "coastal corridor" concept


warning lights, six dozen faces,
three lanes of traffic, and to keep a
third eye open for wobbling
bicycles and daydreaming
pedestrians, especially teenagers
wearing headsets who are in
another world.
Please, Lord, help me hear all
train whistles, truck and
automobile horns, police sirens
and the two-way radio.
Please, Lord, give'me a hand for
the gear leve;r, the steering wheel.
the route book, the radio
microphone and the turn signal.
lever
And, Lord, please grant me the
self-control and keep Johnny, and
Suzy from fighting all the way
home.
And one more morning, dear
Lord, please don't let Mary be sick
all over the bus.
And finally, Lord, please watch
over us all so that we do it again
tomorrow. Amen.


connects the centers from the first
alternative, resulting in a larger
development footprint.
The "U.S. 27 Alterate c'coiridor""
concept reduces the amount of
coastal development and replaces
it with linear development along
the existing four-lane divided road.
"At [Thursday's] meeting, we
will .provide additional analysis
and evaluation of the three
alternatives, based upon
quantifiable engineering
calculations (estimates of cost)
and a qualitative assessment
based upon the committee
recommendationss" Orstodka
said.
"We will then ask the meeting
participants to select a preferred
alternative (or a combination of
different elements from each
alternative). "
Task Force Chairman Auley
Rowell reiterated his invitation
from last week to all county
residents to attend Thursday's
meeting to share input before
the task force chooses an
alternative.
After Thursday, the remaining
public meetings for the Vision
2060 process include the
following:
Jan. 10, 2008: presentation of
final preferred alternative to
committees and task force for
approval;
Jan. 17, 2008: Task force
adopts final vision plan and
submits to Taylor County Board of


County Commissioners and Perry
City Council;
January 22, 2008 or January
29,' 2008:"' Pri ?eniit.aoir' of tfihl
vision plan to Taylor County Board
of County Commissioners and
Perry City Council
February 2008: Public hearing
and adoption of final vision plan
by the Taylor County Board of
County Commissioners and Perry
City Council.
The Florida Department of
Community Affairs recently
awarded the Taylor County
Commission a. $100,000 grant to
help incorporate the Vision 2060
results into its comprehensive
plan.
The mission of the Vision 2060
Task Force is "to create a plan that
guides future decisions that
protect, sustain and enhance our
quality of life."
For more information, visit
on-line: www.taylorcountyvision.
org.


with others."
The group will meet tomorrow
night, Dec. 13, and then take a
break until Dec. 27, the Thursday
following Christmas. "We may
eventually expand to be a family
affair for we believe in the
importance of parenting
involvement," he said.
For additional information, you
may contact Olson at (work) 838-
3508 or (home) 584-5237.
"We open the door by sharing
our experiences, strengths and
hopes with one another. As we
become willing to accept God's
grace in solving our problems, we
can change. It can be an amazing
adventure, and we encourage the
people of this community to join
us."


Holiday reception

planned Dec. 20
Chamber members are
reminded that the annual Chamber
Christmas Reception will be held
Thursday, Dec. 20, from 5-7 p.m.,
at Christopher's Christmas Store in
downtown Perry.
"There will be festive
refreshments, fellowship and door
prizes," Director Dawn Taylor said.





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Corey Shane Cruse, Lauren Elizabeth Haynes

!Haynes-Cruse
i Randall and Elizabeth Haynes of Perry announce the engagement of
,their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, to Corey Shane Cruse, the son of
1Claudette Cruse. He is also the son of James N. Cruse Sr. of Perry.
The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Taylor County High School. She
attendedd Tallahassee Community College in 2002 to purse a degree in
Graphic design. She is currently employed at Doctors' Memorial Hospital
js a purchasing clerk and at Amanda Clark Photography as a graphic
artistt.
SThe groom-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Taylor County High School. He
is currently enrolled at Florida State University and will graduate Dec. 15
;'with a degree in civil engineering and mathematics. Upon graduation, he
will be employed as a land developer in Orlando.
? The couple's wedding and reception will be held on Jan. 1, 2008, at
,4qorthside Church of God. Formal invitations will be sent.

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Woods-Messick

Linda Ward Woods and Jesse James Messick invite all family members
and friends to gather as they exchange marriage vows this Saturday, Dec.
15, 2007, at 2 p.m.
The wedding will take place at the couple's home located at 6205
Woods Creek Road in Perry.
(Guests are encouraged to take U.S. Highway 27 North past Big Top
Trampoline and to turn left on Harrison-Blue Road.. One mile down the
road, and past the sharp curve, Harrison-Blue becomes Woods Creek
Road. The home, where the ceremony will be held, is located at the third
driveway on the right.)
In lieu of gifts, the couple requests that individuals bring a covered dish
to share for the reception.
Casual dress is recommended for the ceremony.



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of Perry.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Taylor County High School and North,
Florida Community College, presently attending St. Leo University. z
, The groom-elect is also a graduate of Taylor County High School andE
attended North Florida Community College. He is employed with Big
Bend Marine, Inc. -
Their wedding will be held at First Baptist Church on May 24, 2008, at:.
6 p.m. No local invitations will be issued, but all friends and relatives of:
the couple are invited to attend the wedding,. and also a reception which:
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Travel to Madison Friday

'Dogs give Lincoln hard time


Taylor County High


Basketball Coach Ed Harvey talks to his team during a break in the action.


The Taylor County High boys
basketball team carried Tallahassee
powerhouse Lincoln to the'wire
Thursday night before falling 81-
72.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a
25-19 first-quarter lead, expanding
it to 57-50 after three periods
before Lincoln's B.J. Daniels put
on a show in the final period as
his team outscored TCHS 31-15
to gain the win.
The Bulldogs had four players
score in double figures including
Matt Burrell with 22 points,
Greg Flowers with 13 and Curtis
Jones and Reggie King with 12
points each.
Others scoring for TCHS
included Greg Sneed with six
points, Dereke Miller and
Bryckowski Jackson with. three


McNealy's team is national co-champs


Former Taylor County High
quarterback Genario McNealy got
his wish.
His 12-0 Mississippi Gulf
Coast Community College
football team was named co-




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national champs by the National
Junior College Athletic
Association Monday. They share
the title with Butler (Kansas)
Junior College.
The national title for Gulf Coast


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is the fourth in school history but
the first sincc 1984.
"We're overjoyed," .Bulldog
Coach Steve Campbell said. "This
group of kids deserves some type
of national title, so I'm glad the
NJCAA decided to make us co-
champs with Butler."
McNealy, who just completed
his second and final year of junior
college eligibility, passed for more
than 1,400 yards this season and
rushed for nearly 400 yards.
He is now hoping to sign with
a four-year school.
His class recorded a 19-2 record
over the past two seasons
including an 11-0 record at home.

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points each and Lavaski Williams
with one point.
The Bulldogs, 4-4 overall (1-1


in district), will travel to Madison
this Friday in an important district
match-up.


Girls defeat Chiefland
The Taylor County High girls expanding it to 21-10 at the half
aeek thl labtesam ran its record to 3- before cruising to the win-. t-


6 Monday with a 43-31 win over
Chiefland.
The Lady Bulldogs jumped out
to a 10-6 lead after one period,


Arneshia Stevenson led TCHS
with 22 points followed by Kia
Fidgett with 13, Chelsea Tucker -"
with five and Angela White with
three points.


Blount is 9th in nation


Former Taylor County High
runningback LaGarrette Blount
completed his junior college
football career 9th in the nation in
rushing.
This past season he ran for
1,042 yards and six touchdowns,
averaging 116 yards per game.
That was on top of his freshman
season when, he ran the ball 189
times for 1,250 yards and 12


touchdowns.
The 6-3, 235-pound speedster
(4.5 second 40-yard dash) now
awaits national signing day in;
February. Among the schools :"
interested in Blount are Florida
State, Ole Miss, Auburn and .':
Memphis.
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County Staff advises that if you are unsure of your flood zone status
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A-7 Taco Times December 12, 2007


Cantata, sing-along among weekend's events


Community invited for cantata's journey
The Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church invites the congregation
and community to join them in worship Sunday, Dec. 16, during the 11
a.m. morning service. The choir will present "A Journey of Promises" by
Joseph M. Martin.
"This cantata tells the story of a journey which began in the hearts of

Springhill will celebrate

pastor's 20th anniversary


By B.D.WIL.IAMS
"Hope for Tomorrow"
There is hope for tomorrow even
when things look dim; there's hope
for tomorrow when you put your
trust in him.
Though darkness surrounds you,
he's always there, with arms that
will hold you in his loving care.
Just when you thought you had
lost your everything, he is right
there beside you, with comfort to
bring.
You'll know with assurance, he'll
never depart, for he's dwelling
inside you right there in your
heart.
The Springhill Missionary
Baptist Church will be celebrating
the 20th anniversary of its pastor,
the Rev. Izell Montgomery, on
Sunday at 3 p.m. Sweet Home
M.B. Church, with the Rev. Joseph


Francis and congregation, will be
in charge of the services. A city-
wide welcome is extended. Come
and help us have a spirit-filled
good time. Thank God for his
goodness to us. Farewell 2007!
The many, many friends of the
city wish' to extend their deepest .
heartfelt sympathy to the Granger
family in the 'loss of their loved
one, Mr. Robert Granger. A
husband, a father, a son, a brother,
an uncle, a nephew and a friend.
Family take your burden to the
Lord and leave it there. Just trust
him and never doubt; he will surely
bring you out. Just leave it there.
Pray and visit the sick,, shut-in at
home, nursing homes and hospital.
Visit school, pray for teachers,
children, those in.the armed forces
far and near. The world needs
prayer.


Obituaries
and Romeil Granger of Perry; one
daughter, Kayla Granger of Perry;
his mother, Katie Mae Granger;
four sisters, Edna Granger of
Tamarac, Monica Granger of
Gainesville, Sameria Granger of
Tallahassee and Natanii Granger
also of Tallahassee.
Funeral services will be
*, Please see page 8


Robert Granger Jr.
Robert Granger Jr.
Robert Granger Jr., 43, died
Dec. 15, 2007, in Perry.
A native of Perry, he was a
member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church
and had served in the U.S. Marine
Corps. for eight years. He was
employed by the United States
Postal Service in Tallahassee for
12 years and a former employee of
Department of Environmental
Protection as a grant specialist. He
graduated Taylor County High
School in 1982 with honors.
Survivors include: his wife,
Carol Lisa Granger; two sons,
Robert Granger III of Tallahassee


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devout prophets and culminated in the glorious celebration of Christmas, a
royal highway paved with grace and lined with the signposts of a faithful
and loving God. "
Rayma Ball is director; Fanette Chesser is accompanist.
A nursery will be provided.

Community sing-along planned
Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ will present a
Christmas musical program on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m., including a
community sing-along.
"We would very much like you, your group or your choir to join us and
perform your best selections in song, music, poetry or praise dance," said
Irene Fews for the church.
To reach her, please call 584-3718.

Looking ahead to Christmas Eve...
A candlelight communion worship service is planned at First

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readings, carols, and special music will celebrate "the birth of our Savior,"
said the Rev. Larry D. Neal, pastor of the church, who invites everyone to
attend.
The sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be observed during the service.


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For more information, call 566-7491.


Senior Citizens, Federal Government


Assistance is
Senior citizens who are at least
62 years old and own a home, can
now borrow against the equity in
their home, utilizing the money for
just about anything, without ever
having to repay the debt. They
can continue living in the home
for the rest of their lives without
the burden of making monthly
payments.
This is now possible thanks
to a Home Equity Conversion
Mortgage created by the Federal
Government's Department of
Housing and Urban Development,
also known as HUD.
This money can be used to:
1. Pay off an existing mortgage.
2. Pay for medical expenses
3. Supplement income
4. Supplement savings
5. Make repairs to the home


Now Available
6. Provide financial assistance to
family members
7. Establish a line of credit that
can be used if needed in the future
8. Vacation and travel
There is never a risk of losing
their home and they are free to
sell or refinance the home, without
penalty, at any time. All money
received is tax free and has no effect
on Social Security or retirement
income.
A free report reveals how
citizens of Taylor' County can
utilize this opportunity to ease
financial burdens for themselves,
or their loved ones courtesy of the
United States Government insured
assistance program.
For more information, call the
Consumer Awareness hotline for
a free recorded message, anytime
24 hours a day at 888-812-3156,
ext. 99.


Dazree Patterson
We pray for and remember our mother w ho
departed two years ago on December 13 2005.
She made such a major contribution
to the good qualities % e hae
through great effort and patient instruction.
Lord. smile upon our mother in heaven "
for the endless hours ot time she spent
and the boundless energy she invested in us.
Bless our mother for her sacrifices on our behalf
so that we could ha\e our dreams.
Bless our mother for alhIa\ s being there for us. i
for being the person we could turn to
when we needed comfort or encouragement.
We continue to lo\e, admire respect and 1 _
miss her dearly .
Your husband Sidne, Sr. andi \ur Lhild-r=en
Willie, Teddv. Herman and Sidne', Ir
Brother Walker Wells and numerous other rr-llikes ,
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FAITH


A Christmas Reflection
Our Christmas series continues this week with a word from James Taylor, who has been
pastor of First United Methodist Church since July 1 of this year. Prior to moving to Perry,
Taylor was on active duty with the U.S. Air Force as a chaplain and he spent his last two
years of service stationed at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. Before that he completed a tour in
Baghdad, Iraq. He and his wife, Nancy, have three children: James, ClaraBeth and Victoria.


Reading for 2007 seconds
-Students at Taylor County Elementary School joined President George Bush and children
fTom around the world by taking part in Scholastic's annual Read-a-Thon and reading for
2007 seconds (or roughly 33 minutes). Guest readers for the event included Shaina
lattingly, Emily Ketring, Anne Morgan, Robin Ely, Barbara Eckel, Mary Jane Fish, Debby
P-owers, Bob Helberg and Dave and Caroline Gray. Escorts included Hannah Smyrnios, Kinzi
'Mattingly, Cole Schwab, Cade Ely and David Morgan. Not pictured is reader Clyde Cruce.


Obituaries


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,Saturday at 12 p.m. at Mt. Olive
M.B Church with interment
fol lo. ing at Pineview Cemetery.
Family members will receive
friends Friday from 6 until 7 p.m.
at Mt. Olive M.B. Church.
:'Trinity Funeral Home is in
'charge of arrangements.

'? Burnie Livingston
-7_Bishop Burnie Livingston, 78,
died Dec. 4, 2007, in Lake City.
SMr. Livingston began preaching,
March 12, 1948, and served as
pastor over many churches
including Greater New Zion in
Madison, Mt. Moriah in Live Oak
and St. Phillips in Valdosta, Ga. In
1984 he became bishop of the
j LA.M.E. Connection, serving
there until his death.
=:-Survivors include: four sons,
Donald Livingston of Tampa,
Larr\ Livingston of Seattle, Wash.,
Donnie Li'ingston of New York
and Gregory Hill' of Atlanta, Ga.;
one step-son, Scott Moore of Lake
Butler; three daughters, Eva Jean
XWIa-hington. Minnie Livingston
and Tawana Livingston, all of New
York; three step-daughters, Brenda
B-urch of Jacksonville, Vickie
'"George of Madison and Iamela
Polete of Live Oak; one brother,
charles August of Perry; two
sisters, Martha Lewis of Greenville
and Dorothy Philmore of Live
Oak; 20 grandchildren; and 12
great-grandchildren.


Funeral services were held
Monday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. at Mt.
Moriah IAME Church in Live Oak
with interment following at The
Garden of Rest Cemetery in Lake
City. Trinity Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.

Joseph Louis Salvante
Joseph Louis Salvante, 73, died
Dec. 6, 2007,' at North Florida
Regional Hospital in Gainesville.
Born in Boston, Mass., he
moved to Steinhathcee from
Dunnedin in 1998. Mr. Salvante
was a member of the American
Legion, V.F.W., and Tin Can
Soldiers. He 'was in the Navy
Reserve for 33 years, where he was
active for four years. He worked as
a field engineer writing instruction
manuals for Sperry.
He was preceded in death by two
sons, Joey Salvante and Darren
Kalishek.
Survivors include: his wife of 24
years, Rose 'Salvante of
Steinhatchee; two sons, Bryan S.
Kalishek and Craig R. Kalishek,
both of Steinhatchee; three
daughters, Mary Salvante-Burton
and Marjorie Salvante, both of
Philadelphia, Pa., and Ann M.
Ritter of Cross City; two brothers,
Fred Salvante and John Salvante,
both of New York, and six
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. at the
Catholic Church of the Immaculate
Conception with Father Slade
Crawford officiating.


Family members received
friends Monday from 6 p.m. 9
p.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home,
which was in charge of
arrangements.

Mary Elizabeth
Mooney Simmons
Mary Elizabeth Mooney'
Simmons, 76, died Dec. 10, 2007,
at her residence in Perry.
She was born in Tampa where '
she was a member of Simmons
Loop Baptist Church. She had-
lived in Perry for the past three:
years and was a member of the
Athena Baptist Church. She once"
owned a tropical fish farm with her
husband George in Gibsonton. She
was a past Worthy Matron of the
Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by
her husbands, George Graves and
Marshall Simmons.
Survivors include a sister, Leah
Johnell Yates of Tallahassee, five
nieces, including Naomi Pease of
Perry, three nephews and a grand
niece.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, Dec. 13, at Athena
Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with
David McMullen officiating.
Interment will follow in
Riverview.
Family members will receive
friends one houtr prior ti the'
service at the church.
Joe P. Bums Funeral Home in
Perry is in charge of the
arrangements.


By PASTOR JAMES TAYLOR.
"The Alley," that's what we
called the strip of businesses that
lined the main street leading to
Incirlik Air Base.
There were plenty of restaurants,
carpet stores, tobacco shops, tattoo
shops, furniture stores, shops with
all kinds of trinkets made of wood,
copper and tin. Tailor shops were
everywhere. I had two nice wool
suits custom made for less than
$200! The sidewalk was always
crowded with people, both
American and Turkish. It was my
second Christmas in Turkey.
One weekend, just before
Christmas, a young Turkish man
looked at me and invited me into
his shop, "Come in, we are having
a Christmas sale, I have the perfect
gift for you," he said.
Turks are very friendly and
sociable folks: they really know
how to treat a customer like a king.
Most of them really enjoy talking,
and it's kind of rude not to engage
in conversation. I stepped in his
store, sat-down and had some hot
tea and talked for a while.
Eventually we talked about
Christmas. I asked him what he
knew of Christmas.
I did this at several stores that
day, and after a lot of good
discussion and after drinking a lot
of great Turkish tea I discovered
something--most Turks had no
concept of the real meaning of
Christmas. What they knew about
Christmas came from American
movies and pop culture. Some 98.5
percent of Turks identify
themselves with a religion other
-than Christianity so it stands to
reason most of them are unfamiliar
with the Christmas story. But in
fairness to my Turkish friends, I
would venture to say that many in
America have little or no concept
of the real meaning, of Christmas
either.
Later that same day I attended a
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Christmas service at the largest
church in Adana. Adana is a city
of more than a million people; it's
a bustling city, growing by leaps
and bounds. It has numerous
mosques, lots of Roman ruins, but
only four or five churches.
This particular church had
invited members of our military


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children of the church. The service
was being held in a hotel. Very few
churches own property and most
have to rent.
Not everyone is willing to rent to
a church because there is a certain
risk involved. Freedom of religion
is guaranteed on paper, but not
necessarily in practice. Most
Turkish Christians have to be very
careful about public expressions of
their faith.
That evening I found myself
worshipping alongside a Turkish
pastor who had been shot twice and.
threatened many times. I spoke


with a young man who had recently
been stabbed by two radicals who
had infiltrated the church, and I
was able to pray for a young
Turkish man who had recently
surrendered to ministry. The pastor
and membership of this church had
decided that they were unwilling to
be silent about their faith any more.
They were well aware of the
dangers of public worship, but they
were willing to take the risk. They
knew full well that the vast
majority of their countrymen
wished them no harm, however the
danger remained very real.
Those believers, numbering
around 100, sang Christmas songs
for all to hear that evening. I
recognized some of the tunes,
others were new to me, but
everyone who spoke Turkish could
understand. The story of Christmas
was being told--the real story.
Today I find myself back in
America, enjoying all the
Christmas lights, Christmas music'
and hearing people say "Merry
Christmas." It feels good and I'm
completely safe doing so.
As we continue the Advent
season leading up to Christmas, we
anticipate the arrival of the baby in
the manger who grew up to be the
Savior of the world. Christmas-is'
about love and peace. God gave us
the gift of His son so that we might
have the opportunity to experience
true peace.
He desires a relationship with
His creation--our job is to tell the
story of Christmas--the true story.
Someone somewhere across the
world is sitting down right now
having a cup of tea, sharing the
Christmas story while we shop and
enjoy the season in the midst of all
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Colleen Agner served as a tour guide for her parents' home


(L to r) Connie Hudson, Janice Whiddon, Jeanne Raulerson and Mandy Cornelius


Iris Parker, left, and Charles Maultsby toast the season
with apple cider


Whimsical
seating area


ornaments add a festive touch to an outdoor


Diana McRory, left, and granddaughter Emily Newman,
greeted guests with chili pepper-shaped cookies


2007 Christmas


Tour of Homes


a 'grand success'

The 2007. Christmas Tour of Homes was a "grand successs" according
to chairpersons Iris Parker and Jeanne Raulerson who organized the event
for the Perry Woman's Club.
Four homes were featured, bedecked in holiday decor: the home of
Danny and Toni Everett, the home of Diana McRory, the home of Charles
and Tuckie Maultsby, and the home of Johnny Williams and Patty Purpura.
Two hundred tickets were sold for the Sunday afternoon tour on Dec. 2,
bringing in $2010 for Woman's Club projects.
"We so appreciate these wonderful homeowners who opened their
homes for the community to enjoy," said Parker. "We also thank everyone
for making this a tradition to anticipate." Parker also extended praise to
Mary Ann Cox for preparing the ticket/booklets and to Barbara Burns, also
a committee member, who was in charge of directions for tour-goers.


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CIVIC GROUPS
-"AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
:fost #20 building (2499 Woods Creek

Civil Air Patrol (CAP): second and fourth
Mon., 5:30 p.m., main hangar at the
Perry/Foley Airport.
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Mlonday of each
month, Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce at noon.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at Jerkins
Community Center.
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday,
10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry 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.,.
ioon,- i"e. to May; subject to change).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Rosehead


Junction.
Taylor County Leadership Council:
second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-
2404.

GOVERNMENT
Airport Advisory Committee: fourth
Wednesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon. and third
Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs., 9
a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719 South
Jefferson Street.
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Social Security: representatives, second
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m.,
courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development Authority:
second Mon., noon, at Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School Board: first and
third Tues., 7 p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: fourth
Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road, 5:30 p.m.


Taylor Soil & Water Conservation
District Board: fourth Monday, 3 p.m.,
Hampton Inn (conference room). Call
584-4329, for information.
Tourism Development Council: second
Wed., 5 p.m., Chamber of Commerce.

INTERESTS
Big Bend Leads Group: every Tuesday,
7:45 a.m, Chamber of Commerce.
Business Network International (B.N.I):
every Tuesday, 7:30-9 a.m., Hampton Inn.
Visitors welcome.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2 p.m.,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Monday,
7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Florida Forest Festival Board of
Directors: first Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.,
Chamber of Commerce. Call 584-TREE
(8733).
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Tuesday,
7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Tues., 1:30 p.m., Forest
Capital Hall. Call 584-8553 or 584-9207.
La Leche League International: second
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Library.
Miles of Smiles Clown Alley: first


Thursday, 7 p.m., at DMH Window's cafe.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and third
Friday. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second
and fourth Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal grounds, Lyman
Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: first
Saturday, Oak Hill Village on Woods Creek
Road.
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday, Golden
Corral,.7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
Republican Party of Taylor County:
second Thursday of every month at 315 N.
Quincy Street.
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the
district building on Beach Road.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, second Thursday,
5:30 p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society: third
Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society building.
Society's museum is open every Thursday,


1-5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: second Sat., 10 a.m. Arena
located on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public Library.
Taylor County Reef & Research Teamn:
second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital
Hall.
Taylor Republican Women's Network:
second Monday, 6 p.m., 591 E. Ash Street.
Taylor County Senior Center: Executive
Board of Directors meeting, third Thursday.

SUPPORT GROUPS
Alcoholics Anonymous: Monday, 8 p.m.
and Thursday, 8 p.m. at the Serenity House;
1824 N. Jefferson Street. Call 672-1263 for
more information.
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: Sunday, 7 p.m.;
Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; and
Saturday, noon, at St. James Episcopal
Church, 1100 W. Green St. (library). Call


223-2785 for more information.
Perry Winners Group of Alcoholics
Anonymous: Tuesday, 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.;
and Saturday, 8 p.m. Heritage House,
317 N. Orange Street.
SHARE distribution: third or fourth Sat.,
9 a.m., at First United Methodist Church.
The Way: (faith-based 12-step group for
addicts and alcoholics) Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.,
and Friday, 7 p.m. All n-rtirg,. are held at
the Serenity House, 1824 N. Jefferson St.
Call 672-0626 for more information.

VETERANS
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 Tues.,
7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Center
Street.
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).
To add your organization to the
community calendar, please e-mail
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Over 10 rooms of Estate Merchandise,
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hydraulic lift gate, loading dock ramp,
scrap lumber, electric dryer, refrigerator,
clothes up, to 3X, welding tanks, heater
gas-& electric, China cabinet and much
more added. We also have CHRISTMAS
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Miller. 843-2784.
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this year's crop of pecans, including
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Barn Stored Round Roll Hay For Sale $35
a roll. Call 838-9514.
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$100; Real Oak doors & Oak veneer
Armoire style Entertainment Center
(6'x3.5') $175 (paid $600); Table top
telescope, brand new in box. Meade ETX
with Star Navigator Astro software $75
(paid $325); 4 bar stools wrought iron and
rattan $50 (paid $99 ea.) Mirrored storage
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House for Rent: LOOKING FOR
APPLICANTSI HUD Vouchers accepted.
1004 W. Bacon St., 4BR/1 bath; very
clean; good condition. First month,
security deposit and ref. required; window
unit heating/air; laundry rm, closed in back
.porch; ceiling fans and full size kitchen
w/bieakfast counter/basic appliances. For
further information or application, please
contact D. Bishop @407.359-0950 or
dbishop6@cfl.rr.com or Ms. Lisa Fitchett
@ 850.371-1583.
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Immaculate 3BR/ 2 Ba brick home on .71
acre city lot. House has been totally
renewed with fresh paint, all new carpets &
hardwood floors & counter tops, all new
appliances in kitchen, Master Bed has
walk in closet. The Mbath has dble sinks
& granite countertop. New tile shwr
covered patio & screened porch, pool
w/automatic cleaner & chlorinator, Very
private and well manicured yard. The shop
is wired & yard has well & irrigation sys,
Call 850-584-6512,
12/12-1/4
Affordable 5 acres m/l SO close to the gulf
'$79,000. Gulf Breeze Real Estate. Call
Amy Cope 584-5101.
11/30-12/12AC
Best Buy Quail Pointe Subdivision.
Buildable lot priced to sell $22,000. Gulf
Breeze Real Estate. Call Amy Cope 584-
5101
11/30-12/12AC
Owner Financing city lot on paved road.
Build your home here! $21,000. Gulf
Breeze Real Estate. Call Amy Cope 584-
5101.
11/30-12/12AC
HOUSES FOR SALE Motivated Seller,
Owner finance with large down payment.
5 bed/2 bath = 602 N. Jefferson St.
3 bed/2 bath on 5 acres ='113 Lewis Drive
3 bed/1 bath = 602 W. Bacon St.
Call 584-4678.
11/14-1/04
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
(850) 584-7466.
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Reduced Now, House for Sale 4 bd/2 bin, How would you like a career in the Postal Jobs,$17.33-$27.58/hr., Now hiring. J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.7
LR, Den, Pool, pole barn, carports, and insurance industry? With our company the For application & free government job info, Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We.
more 2024 Woodscreek Rd. Perry, FL average full-time representative makes call American Assoc. of Labor 1-913-599- also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280. .
Appraised for $140,000 will sell for 20% off $140,000 a year. You can own your own 8226, 24 hrs. emp. serv. Firewood for sale.
appraisal. OBO. 850-843-2784 agency. You can start with no over-head, 10/24-11/16 tfJD -
11/28-12/19 no franchise fees, unlimited territory and
1 be your own boss. No experience needed, Help Wanted Badcock & More. Set up and A to Z Farm and Lawn Service
Owner Sale 112 McCall St. 3 Br/1 B, kit- we offer full training. Great bonuses and delivery. Must be 21 yrs. old. License and Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
Dine, L.R., back deck, large storage Bid. exciting travel! Call Charles for an good driving record required. No phone dump truck service, harrowing, bush hog:
Fenced back yard, new roof, $92,500. Call interview. 223-1266. (0028) calls! Apply in person 1225 S. Jefferson mowing, rake, work, dirt leveling and
223-1382 or 584-4618. 12/12 St complete lawn service. Call 584-67377


11/28-12/21
Owner Financing new home in the city
$210,000. Gulf Breeze Real Estate. Call
Amy Cope 584-5101.
11/30-12/12AC
Amy Cope Realtor Gulf. Breeze Real
Estate is here to assist you with all of
your real estate needs! Call Today 584-
5101!
11/30-12/12AC

For Sale By Owner Near 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.
REDUCED $155,000, call 850-578-3094
for apt.
11/21-12/14
1 acre, corner lot in Sea Oaks S/D.
Located @ corner of Seameadows & Sea
Oaks Dr. $35,000. Call (352) 490-5656.
12/124-/18
Adams Beach Oaks, $27,000, 1 acre
recently cleared. Bonita Blvd. (2nd lot on (
Lt.) 770-841-8023.
12/12-1/18
Steinhatchee Place Resort Furnished 1
and 2 bedroom Condos for Rent. $750-
$850. Included in price Water, cable,
internet and hot tub in Steinhatchee. Call
1-352-498-7740.
11/16tfSPR.
Westgate Hotel Rooms available for Rent.
Refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable,
AC/Heater. Everything included. $154
weekly or $40 daily plus tax.(RV sites also
available.) 1627 S. Byron Butler Pkwy.
850-584-5235.
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TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Solid Waste Heavy Equipment operator -
$9.31 hr. '
Road Mte. Technician (RMT) $8.04 hr,
Job descriptions and applications can be
obtained from www.taylorcontygov.com
Applications must be submitted to
Employment Connections by mail to 200
W. Base Street, Madison, Fl 32340; faxed
to 850-973-9757; emailed' to
bains@nfwdb.orQc submitted on-line at
www.taylorcountygov.com; delivered to
Susan at 502 N. Center Street, Perry, FL
32347 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8
a.m. 2 p.m. or delivered to One Stop
Mobile Unit located in the Kmart Parking
Lot on Wednesdays 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Positions are open until filled. Taylor
County Board of County Commissioners
is an EOE, VP, DT, background check
employer.
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With a securities license you can sell
securities and keep getting paid every
month from residual income.
You can do this in your spare time,
For more information, call Charles
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For Sale 1995 Ford E-350 Van low
mileage (61,000) $4,700. Call 352-356-
7208,
12/12SL
2007'Ford Taurus SEL 4 door 22k miles,
28 miles per gal., full warranty, $13,800.
838-2366.
12/12-12/21
1998 GMC King Cab 4x4 (Blue step-side)
Professional 3" lift kit, tires & rims, 133k
miles, Leather, CD player, and cold AC.
$8,950.00. Call 352-208-6051.
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Yamaha fdi-S- Prop. Bimii -
Pedestal Seat, Marine Cooler Seat, Lots of
electronics, battery, tank,. and all
accessories skis, ropes, tube, life vests.
Always kept .under carport, like neow
condition..RetailIValue 410,755 Will sell
for $9,700 for everything. 584-8213 or 672-
1836.
12/12-12/19
Kids 70 cu 4-wheeler, fully automatic,
elect. start, safety features, brand new
$700 each 223-1952 or 838-0826.
12/12-12/14




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positions:


Wastewater Treatment
Plant Operator
Req: Must have a valid Florida
Drivers License and possess a
minimum of a Class "C" Wastewater
Treatment Plant Operator Certificate
as issued by the State of Florida or
be able to obtain one within two years
of employment. .
Salary Range: $14.20-$18.13

Applications are available:
Online: Applications and job
Descriptions are available at
www.employflorida.comn
(Register as a job seeker. Search in Taylor County.
Click on desired position.)
Send printed and completed
Application via mail
To: Employment Connections
.200 West Base Street, 2nd Floor
Madison, FL 32340
or
Fax: (850) 973-9757
Employment Connections Mobile Unit
Wednesday's from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the
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and an electronics technician.
Competitive benefits. All applicants are
subject to'pre-employment drug screening
and a background check by BATF, Bring
picture ID and Social Security card or Birth
Certificate and apply at the Employ
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B-3 The Taco Times December 12,-2=07 .


In the County Cour'. Third ,ludiciol Circur.
in and for Taylor Counyv. Florida
Case No. 62-2007.CC.466 OOA 01
William Lucas Parker
Plaintiff.
In Ref. 2000 Honda 929 RR VINt is
JH2SC4404YM002590
NOTICE OF ACTION
Notice is hereby given :ho' a petition to
determine ownership of a motor vehicle
described as 2000 Honda 929 RR. and
whose Vin# is JH2SC4404YM002590, has
been filed and you are required "o
serve a copy of your written objections.
if any. on William Lucas Parker 703?
Austin McQonold Rd Perry FL 32347
who is the petitioner, on or before
December 21st. 2007. and file the
original with the clerk of the court eriher
before service on the petitioner. or
immediately thereafter; o'her'..iise. a
default will be entered for -he relief
demanded in *he pe'Tion. Witness my
hand and seal of this court on -he 21st
day of November. 2007. or Taylor
County, Florida.
Clerk of the Circui' Court
By: Salina Ford
Deputy Clerk
11/28. 12/5. 12/12. 12/19


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That Pursuant TO
a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued in the
Circuit Court of Broward County. Florida.
on the 25th. day of June. 2007, in -the
cause wherein Gary Rotello &
Associates. P.A.. o Florida Professional
Association, is plaintiff, and Jack N.
Chappell is defendant., being Case No.
07-006877 CACE (21) in said Court, I.
Lawrence E. Williams, as Sheriff of'Taylor
County, Florida, have levied upon all the
right, title and interest of the defendant
Jock N. Chappell in and'to the following
described real property lying and
situate in Taylor County, Florida, to-wit:
Lot 75, Keaton Beach Subdivision Unit
No. 2. according to the plot thereof
recorded in the Plot Book 1, Page 109.
Public Records of Taylor County, Florida
Parcel Identification Number: R06954-
000
and on the 28th day of December,
2007 at West side of the Taylor County
Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson St., in
the City of Perry, Taylor County. Florida,
at the hour of 11:00 A.M., or as soon
thereafter as possible, I will offer for sole
all of said defendant's Jack N.
Chappell's right, title, and interset in
aforesaid property at public outcry and
will sell the some. subject to taxes, oil
prior liens, encumbrances and
judgments, if any, to to the highest and
best bidders tor CASH, the proceeds to
be applied as for as may be to the
payment of costs and the satisfaction of
the above-described execution. Sale
subject to Florida Tax Stomps.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of Court, telephone
(904)838-3506. not later titan seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding/
L.E. "Bummy" Williams, as Sheriff of Taylor
County. Florida
By: Sgt.Steve Eell. Deputy Sheriff
11/21, 11/28; 12/5, 12/14-


iN THE CIRCUIT COURT. THiRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUlt
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY. FLORIDA
Case No. 07.759-CA
HEIiPY FRED MITCHELL. JR.
P'oin'ilf.
v
MARK D DELLER. and TAMELA J. THARPE,
Defendon-s
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO MARK D. DELLER
TAMELA J. THARPE
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED 'ho- a Verified
Complain- 'o Foreclose Mor-gage and
For Peolevin has been filed by the'
Plointiff. HENRY FRED MITCHELL, JR. in -he
Croui- Cour- for Taylor Coun-y, Florida,
regarding the following described real
prooer'y'
Parcel No. 23-09-09-09486-406
LOTS i AND 2. BLOCK 93, STEiNHATCHEE.
ACCORDING TO PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 26 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH A 1983 WEST MOBILE
HOME, VIN#GAFLIAD15073372.
You ore required ro serve a copy of
your answer or other pleading on The
plaintiff's attorney, MICHAEL S. SMITH of
SMITH & SMITH, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A.,
P 0. Drawer 579, Perry, Florida 32348.
and file the original answer or pleading
in -ne office of The Clerk of the above.
named Court on or before The 4'h day
of JANUARY, 2008.
IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO. judgmen- by
default will be token against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and official seal, this
28Th day of November. 2007.
ANNIE MAE MURPHY,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Taylor County. Florida
P.O. Box 620
Perry, Florida 32348
By:.Morti Lavalle
Deputy Clerk
12/5, 12/12


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR LEON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 37 2007 CA 003389
BOND VALIDATION PROCEEDING
FLORIDA GAS UTILITY. a separate legal
entity, .
organized and existing under and by
virtue. of the
Laws of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE STATE OF, FLORIDA, and the
taxpayers,
property owners and citizens thereof.
including non-residentsowning property
or subject to taxation therein, and all
others having or claiming any right, title
or interest in property to be affected by
the issuance of Bonds described in the
Complaint,
Defendant.
NOTICE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE'
TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA THROUGH THE
STATE ATTORNEY FOR THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, THE TAXPAYERS,
PROPERTY OWNERS AND CITIZEN'S
THEREOF, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS
OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT TO
TAXATION THEREIN, AND ALL OTHERS
HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE
OR INTEREST IN PROPERTY. TO BE
AFFECTED BY THE ISSUANCE BY FLORIDA


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Buckeye Florida

Employment Opportunities

Buckeye Florida, LP is a leading producer of specialty cellulose and absorbent
products located in Perry, Florida. Buckeye Technologies, Inc. (NYSE symbol,
BKI) is our parent company with manufacturing facilities located in the United
States, Canada, Germany and Brazil.
Buckeye has a job opening in the following area:
Position: Buyer
Job Overview: Buckeye is searching for a candidate to work in our
manufacturing organization in a procurement role, This individual will develop
and manage contracts for both goods and services for the manufacturing facility.
We are looking for candidates that possess:
: 5+ years work experience in Business related field such as purchasing,
customer service, technical sales or logistics
Bachelor's Degree.in Business or a related field
: Manufacturing-or supply chain management experience is a plus
Excellent PC skills and proficiency with Miqrosoft Office programs
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
:Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
: Working knowledge of SAP is a plus
*: Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
Strong negotiating skills
*C.P.M. and/or C.P.I.M. is a plus
As a member of our team you will enjoy a very competitive wage and benefit
package which includes;
Medical, dental and prescription drug insurance
Life insurance
Disability insurance
Paid holidays and vacation
c 401(k) with match
t Retirement plan with company contribution
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT:.
Lease register online at www.employflorida.com and submit your resume to
Employment Connections located at 200 West Base Street, 2nd Floor, Madison,
A.lorida. The Center is open Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00
p.m. and their toll free phone number is 866-367-4758. You may also submit
your resume to the Employment Connections Mobile Unit which is located in Perry,
Florida each Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the K-Mart parking lot
located at 1809 Byron Butler Pkwy. Resumes may also be faxed to Employment
Connections at 850-973-9757. Please ask for Suzan Bain at Employment
Connectiord if you have any questions. Registration must be completed and
resumes received by Friday, December 21, 2007 to be considered.
Buckeye's evaluation of employment applicants includes validated written tests,
interviews, and post-offer physical exam. Pre-employment drug screening and
background check is required.
Suckeye is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




BUCKEVE


GAS UTILJTY.,OF 'HE BO!0DS HEREINAFTER
.MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED, OR TO
BE AFFECTED IN ANY 'AAY THEREBY
You ono each of you are hereby
requ ec 'o opoDot on Monday, 'he
28-h oay of Jonuayo. 2038, o- 2 00 p.m
before -ne Honorable 'Palom L Gary,
Judge of the Circui COc,'" of 're Secona
uOicoial C:rcuil n ano tor f eon Coun-y,
Fiornao, a" he Leon Coun-y Courhouse
locoTeo in Tolahossee, crinao. ona 'o
snow cause wny -ne prayer of -ne
Complain- f;Ned in 'he above-enr-led
proceeding should no- oe grand, and
mne proceedings ona -he Bonds Therein
described be vaiidoTed and confirmed,
said Bonds being The Florida Gas Utili-y,
Gas Project No. Revenue Bonds in
one or more series and project
numbers td be determined by The
Board of Directors of Florida Gas Utility in
The aggregate principal amoun- no- TO
exceed Three Billion Dollars
($3,000,000,000), as more particularly
described in the Complaint filed in these
proceedings and The exhibits Thereto.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That prior to the
date set for The hearing on, said
Complaint for Validation, the Clerk of this
Court shall cause a copy of This Notice
and Order TO Show Cause to be
published in The manner required by
Section 75.06 and Section 163.01(7)(d),
Florida Statutes, in Leon County, Florida
an'd in each County where The Public
Agencies which are parties to the
Interlocol Agreement set forth in the
Complaint and designated as parties to
, this action are located, in newspapers
published and of general circulation in
such counties, once each week for two
(2) consecutive weeks, commencing
with the first publication which shall not
be less than twenty (20) days prior to
the date set for said hearing.
DONE AND ORDERED at Tallahassee,
Leon County, Florida, This 6th day of
December, 2007.
WILLIAM L, GARY
Circuit Judge
12/12, 12/14


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That Pursuant to
a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued in the
Circuit Court of Taylor County, Florida, on
the 4th, day of 'October, 2007, in the
cause wherein Hugh M. Poppell, is
plaintiff, and Melvin Ezell is defendant,
being Case No. 05-889-' CA in said
Court, I, Lawrence E. Williams. as Sheriff
of Taylor County, Florida, nave levied
the date of service of a copy of this
notice on them.


upon oil .he righn. -ile and inTerest of the
defendant, Melvin Ezell in and -o the
following described real property lying
and si:uo-e in Taylor County. Florida, to-
wi'" I
Tne NW 1,/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 3,
Township 7 South. Range 8 Eas,.
con-oining 40 acres more or less.
and on 'he 4-h day of January. 2003 at
West side of the Taylor County
Cour-house, 108 North Jefferson St, in
-he Ci-y of Perry, Taylor County. Florida.
o" The hour of 11'00 A M., or as soon
-nereof-er as possible, I will offer for sole
aoi of said defendant's Melivin Ezell's righ-,
ri-le, and interset in aforesaid property ao
public outcry and will sell -he same,
subject: to taxes, all prior liens,
encumbrances and judgments, if any,
To the highest and best bidders for
CASH, the proceeds to be applied as
for as may be to The payment' of costs
and the satisfaction of the above-
described execution. Sale subject to
Florida Tax Stamps.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Ac&, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of Court, telephone
(904)838-3506, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding/
L.E. "Bummy' Williams., as Sheriff of Taylor
Countyy, Florida
By: Sgt. Steve Bell. Deputy Sheriff
12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26

In The Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit,
In and for Taylor County, Florida.
Case No. 07-916-CP
IN RE: Estate of Margaret Alice Fleck,
Deceased.
SNotice to Creditors
The administration of the estate of
Margaret Alice Fleck, deceased, File
Number 07-916-CP pending in the Circuit
Court for Taylor County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
Office Box 620, Perry, FL 32348. The
name and address of the personal
representative and .the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file
their claims with this court Within the later
of three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice or thirty after
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including


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claims, must file their claim with this court
within three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice.
The date of the first publication of this
No-ice ;o Creditors is December 5,
2007.
Personal Representative:
Roger L. Fleck
610 Plontation Rood
Perry, FL 32347
Attorney for Personal Representative*
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 07-729-CA -
HENRY FRED MITCHELL, JR.
Plaintiff,
v.
DAVID A. COLBURN, and
EVA MICHELLE COLBURN,
'Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DAVID A. COLBURN
EVA MICHELLE COLBURN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Verified
Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage and
For Replevin has been filed by the
Plaintiff, HENRY FRED MITCHELL, JR. in the
Circuit Court of Taylor County, Florida,
regarding the following described real
property:
Parcel No. 23-09-09-09486-221
LOT 1. BLOCK 90 OF THE STEINHATCHEE
SUBDIVISION, AS PER THE OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 26-27, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
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In The Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit,
In and for Taylor County. Florida.
Case No. 07-690-CP
IN RE: Estate of Gertrude Clewley,
Deceased.
Notice to Creditors
The administration of the estate of
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Number 07-690-CP pending in the Circuit
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NFCC Brain Bowl team makes


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Submitted by NFCC
Dr. Tony DeLia, sponsor of the
North Florida Community College
(NFCC) collegiate Brain Bowl
team, has plenty of reason to brag
about his team's showing at the
Delta Burke Invitational Brain
Bowl Tournament at Valencia
Community College in Orlando


Nov. 30-Dec. 1--the NFCC team
was among the top four of 36
teams representing Alabama,
Mississippi, Tennessee, 'Georgia
and Florida colleges.
It was the biggest tournament
the NFCC team has entered in
recent years with more than 180
individuals competing. DeLia said


he thought, "Winning even a few
rounds here would be impressive."
However, the NFCC team did
much more than that.
NFCC's A Team was placed in
the toughest of the three brackets
answering academic questions that
stumped even seasoned veterans.
Opposing teams included


The NFCC Brain Bowl team: (I to r) Nafees Khan (Perry), Rachel Frey (Monticello),
Jessica Collins (Perry), Chris Ne'lsen (Perry), Tony Fluriach (Mayo), Nicole Frey
(Monticello), Matthew Smith (Monticello), Erin Smith (Monticello) and Dr. Tony DeLia
(Madison)

Homeschoolers collecting donations

for soldiers; deadline is this Friday


- If you would like to help U.S.
troops during this holiday season,
-ie He .'me:,. h...oli 4-H Club
is collecting the following
items: books; Hillshire Farms
sausage/crackers; Hickory
Farms cheese, crackers,
sausage; personal items


(toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo,
razors, i shaving cream, etc.);
Cup-o-Noodles, m a'r, :.. Aj L.,k
chftnky soups and microwavable
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4-H Office through this Friday,
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individuals who had been both
state and national champions. On
Friday, Nov. 30, NFCC stayed at
the top of the rankings match after
match, undefeated until the very
last game in round 6. NFCC's wins
were wide victories, with typical
scores of NFCC, 350; other guys,
120. Furthermore, Jessica Collins,
captain for the A team, received
honors for placing in the top five
individual scorers for the entire
tournament.
In the last round, it was
Okaloosa Walton College that put
an end to NFCC's record. The
score was very close, the victory
determined by one question.
NFCC came down on the wrong
side of a reader error that went
uncorrected, DeLia said.
On Saturday morning NFCC
continued to demolish the
competition. When the dust settled
at high noon, NFCC was in third
place and achieved its first ever
entry into the tournament's final
four match-ups!
Unfortunately, the next loss was
in the first playoff game. Chipola
Blue, by a score of 275 to 75,
eliminated NFCC's short-lived
dream to become overall
champion's of what was possibly
the largest and most competitive
fielding of brain bowl teams in the
southeast U.S., DeLia said.
Team members attending the
tournament were Jessica Collins,
Nafees Khan, Chris Nelsen .of
Perry; Tony Fluriach of Mayo; and
Nicole Frey, Rachel Frey, Erin
Smith, Matthew Smith of
Monticello. Sierra Gray of Perry is
also on the team.


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