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Sustained in Christmas Day crash

Man, 80, dies from injuries

Even Start can help reach
GEDl goal
I:f..you have resolved to earn your
:GED this coming year, Even Start can
.-:The family literacy program, which
.has.been helping parents and their
,children since 2001, now offers GED
assistance to all local residents--
:: whether you have a child or not.
Anyone who needs a GED is invited
to stop by the Even Start offices
Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
1t 2''p.m. (The offices are located on
the Child Development Center
campus adjacent to Head Start/Pre-
K.) GED assistance is free.
f:IEven Start also serves individuals
with families, offering assistance with
child care, "door to door"
transportation service, testing fees
Children whose parents are
enrolled in the program also receive
.For more information, contact Even
Start at 838-9372.

Its story time at the
The Taylor County Public Library will
hold a special story time today
(Thursday) and Thursday, Jan. 3. Both
programs begin at 10:30 a.m.
The next teen meeting will be held
Friday, Dec. 28, at 3:30 p.m. Activities
will include a game of "Message in-a
Bottle," a variation on word games.
At the Jan. 4 teen meeting, the
featured activity will be making a
friendship necklace or bracelet.

City offices closed
Jan. 1
City offices will be closed Tuesday,
Jan. 1, in observance of the new. year.
The garbage pick-up schedule will
remain the same for Monday, Dec. 31.;*
no service on Tuesday, Jan. 1 (those
customers will have their trash pick-up
on Wednesday); and a return to the
regular schedule begins Thursday.

Water association
to meet
The Big Bend Water Association
Board of Directors will meeting
Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m. at the
BBWA office in Steinhatchee.

Holiday hours at the
Special holiday hours continue at
the Taylor County Public Library.
Operating hours will be 11 a.m. until
6p.fri. today (Thursday); 41 a.m. until
f'p.xn. on Friday; and 10 a.m. until
2 p. on Saturday, Dec. 27.

Classified deadline
Due to the Christmas holiday
schedule, classified deadlines for
Friday's Perry News-Herald will be
today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. The edition
will be built on Friday, placed in
convenience stores that evening, or
delivered in your Saturday mail.

An 80-year-old Alabama man
died Wednesday from injuries he
received in one-vehicle crash here
Christmas Day.
Elbert E. Cartwright of
Montgomery was traveling with
his wife, Shirley E. Cartwright,

72, who was also seriously
The couple were northbound on
S.R. 20 around 2:40 p.m. when
the driver (Shirley Cartwright)
drove onto the east shoulder of
the highway and struck a tree.

The 2006 Toyota Avalon rotated
clockwise and came to a final rest
facing east, about half a mile north
of Luther Wilson Road.
The driver sustained serious
injuries; Elbert Cartwright was
initially listed as critical and flown

by AirMedic One to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital, where he died
at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday.
The Taylor County Sheriffs
Office, Doctors' Memorial
Hospital Emergency Medical
Services, Taylor Cou.nty

Fire/Rescue and Shady 'Grove
Volunteer Fire Department all
responded to the scene.
Florida Highway Patrol Cpl.
Brian Lundy is crash investigator;
Cpl. Patricia Jeffersn-Shaw is
handling the death report.

Commission backs

special assessments,

awaits election fallout

Minor injuries
This two-vdhicle crash occurred Friday around noon on U.S. Hwy. 98 at the intersection of
Hampton Springs Road. Personnel from the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Doctors' Memorial
Hospital Emergency Medical Services, Taylor County Fire Rescue and the Florida Highway
Patrol responded to the scene. Two Department of Corrections officers assisted with directing
traffic as well.-The crash-was one- of three reported over the five-day holiday weekend in
Taylor County. (Photo, by Mark Viola),

On fire service assessment

City axes special resolution

The Perry City Council did not
act on a non-binding resolution
that would have laid the
groundwork for a special
assessment on fire protection
services within the city limits.
- While only three members were
in attendance for the December
meeting, there was a clear 2-1
margin against the resolution.
Mayor Emily Ketring and
Councilman Doug Everett both
expressed strong reservations
regarding the special assessment

while Councilman Don Cook
framed his support of the
resolution in the context of
possible major budget shortfalls
for 2008-09..
"I don't foresee a time when I
would ever support adding a
special assessment or voting for
this," Everett said.
:"Once you get the wheels going
in that direction...its a matter of
perception" Ketring, said.
"This (resolution) is the first step
in that direction and gives

taxpayers a perception of where
you're headed," Everett said.
"I am looking at this as sitting
here during budget time. Last year
we had a long list of items that
were going to impact citizens. We
are looking at the potential for a
much larger (financial) hit and I
see this as a card we may have to
play--whichever would be the least
onerous if we have to balance the
budget," Cook said.
t Please see page 6

Driver ejected from motorcycle

A 20-year-old Perry man
escaped serious injury after
crashing, his 2007 Triumph
motorcycle Friday, Dec. 21, while
trying to negotiate a curve on
Woods Creek Road.
.Herbert Leon Holden III was
charged with careless driving,
having no helmet (person under
21) and no motorcycle
Holden failed to make the curve

Man critically

injured in


just east of O'Steen Road and
"braked hard," causing the
motorcycle to rotate counter-
clockwise. '
He was ejected from the bike as
it fell' onto its left side and skidded
across the road.
A metal culvert on the south
shoulder of Woods Creek stopped
Holden's slide across the road.
He was transported to Doctors'
Memorial Hospital for treatment of

minor injuries.
Florida law requires an'operator
of a motorcycle under the age of 21
to wear an approved helmet.
Also according to Florida
statutes, if a person operates a two-
or three-wheeled vehicle with
more than 50 cc of motor
displacement, the operator must
have a motorcycle endorsement on
",* Please see page 6

With only a month left before
January's presidential primary
election, and with it the possibility
of major property tax reforms
should voters approve a
constitutional amendment on the
ballot, Taylor County
commissioners were vocal last
week about their desire to have a
"insurance policy" should the.
county see large revenue drops
resulting from the reforms.
In a series of public hearings
held Tuesday, Dec. 18,
commissioners approved three
nonbinding resolutions of intent
concerning special assessessments for
fire protection, emergency medical
services (EMS) and canal
The resolutions do not allow the
county to levy the assessments, but
they do provide commissioners the
option to use county tax rolls to
bill property. owniers.should they
vote in the future to levy them.
According to Stan Mobley,
project manager for Government
Services Group, Inc., in
Tallahassee, who spoke to the
commission in November, the next
step for the county will be to
conduct a study to determine how
any assessments would be
calculated, the service area
included and the amount needed to
provide the services.
*Then the board would have to
adopt a procedural ordinance,
allowing them to impose the
special assessments. They would
then set the rate by resolution.
Currently, the county has a
special assessment for solid waste
collection, which is set at $140.
More than a dozen residents'
spoke during the first of the three
public hearings, which was on the
fire protection resolution.
Almost all of those who spoke
were against the resolution, with
one speaker accusing
commissioners of "going around to
the back door" to raise taxes.
"I'm opposed to this," Rick
Causey said. "Once you open this
door, you're going to get the
Many of those who spoke were
from the beaches area, and
complained about the current level
of fire service in that part of the
Commissioners stressed that the
resolutions were. nonbinding and

should they decide not to levy the
assessments,,the resolutions would
expire at the end of 2008.
In order to be eligible to use the
tax rolls next year, the resolutions
had to be approved by Dec. 31 of
this year,' unless the commission
received an exception from the
property appraiser and tax
collector's offices.

Fire protection- all
property owners in the
unincorporated area of
the county (outside the
City of Perry).
Emergency Medical
Services: all property
owners in the county.
Canal dredging: only
those property owners
with land directly
touching the canal.

At one point, Commissioner
Rudolph Parker asked those in
attendance to raise their hands if
they were willing to "kill this
resolution" and see fire protection
reduced should county revenues
drop in the future.
"We don't have any," several
people shouted back.
Dr. Ken Hutchins, speaking for
the resolutions, called them "an
insurance policy."
After the public comment,
commissioners voted 4-0 to
approve the resolution. Absent
from the meeting was
Commissioner Mark Wiggins, who
was .in Miami attending a state
aggregate meeting as part of a
committee appointed by Gov.
Charlie Crist.
There was no public comment
during the second public hearing
for EMS, and commissioners again
approved the resolution 4-0.
Commissioners, at first,
"-* Please see page 6


"Editorial . .
Living .....
Sports .....
.Religion ....
Community .
Classified ..

A British Columbian tourist
SA 74 visiting Steinhatchee was in
critical but stable condition this
470 week after taking a fall down
camper steps at Sea Hag Marina
-o7- ~Friday, Dec. 21.
II The man, whose name has not
656 been released by authorities, was
visiting the area with a friend from
Georgia. The men were staying in
a rental camper at the marina:
Units from Doctors' Memorial
Services EMS and the Taylor
......... .A-2 County Sheriffs Office responded
..........A-3 to the scene. A med-evac
.A-4 helicopter transported the injured
......... A-4 man to Shands Hospital in
.......... A-5 Gainesville.
........ B-1 While there were no indications
..........B-2 of foul play, an investigation into
the incident is on-going.

Supporting the troops
Members of the 4-H Believers/Homeschooler Club collected items to send to soldiers and made a "happy holidays" banner to
send along with the items. The club received a grant from the Florida 4-H Foundation to cover the shipping costs. Members
extended thanks to everyone who donated items for the soldiers.


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A-2 Taco Times December 27, 2007

New science standards

spark evolution debate

Science education in Florida

"'Copyrighted Material

ISy indicated Content |I|

Available from Commercial News* Providers"

Dear Editor:
I read with mixed agitation and
humor the headline story of Nov.
16-17, 2007, about evolution being
taught as fact. This piece of
"yellow" journalism encouraged
parents to write to the
commissioner of education
opposing the proposed teaching of
This front page story was a
thinly veiled editorial presented as
a "news" story. It quoted only
those opposed to the proposed
changes to the public school
science curriculum and strongly
hinted that Taylor County residents
uniformly i find the proposed
changes offensive. For instance,
the article quotes the Taylor
County superintendent as saying,

"letters are also being sent [to
various officials] opposing the
standards." Aren't letters also being
sent supporting the standards? We
don't know because the article
failed to quote anyone supporting
the proposed changes. The article
concludes by encouraging only
parents "with concerns" to write to
My child has received an
embarrassing paucity of education
in science in Florida public
If my child had not received
information about life sciences at
home, he would never have known
about the most basic scientific
concepts of life on earth. Florida
deserved the grade of "F" for
capitulating its responsibility in

teaching science. The ridiculous
result has been that our teachers
cannot even mention the "E" word
for fear of being fired, and our
children are leaving for college
* with not even a rudimentary idea
about fundamental biology.
This backwards policy toward
science curriculum is tantamount
to book burning. Our schools teach
the scientific method but cannot
touch the voluminous studies of
adaptation that have applied the
scientific method.
Whether or not you agree with
evolution, to duct tape the mouths
of teachers is an affront to free
speech and ill-prepares our
children for college, where biology
is a required course.
Mimi Wolok

Writer concerned over evolution

as 'fact

ow ICP 6 AMD Ca

Letters to the Editor

'Merry Christmas'to DMH family

Dear Editor:
First, I would like to
acknowledge my appreciation for
everyone who seeks to develop the
appropriate material to educate and
prepare our students to be
excellent in their jobs for the
challenges they will be facing in
their era.
However, I am very concerned
about the new science standards
that are being considered and
voted on January 2008 for grades
9-12 regarding evolution being
taught as a fact instead of theory,
which is now being taught.
I urge to consider the following
advice and prayers of our nation's
founders in their own words from
the book titled "God of Our
Fathers" by Josiah Benjamin
I. We do then most solemnly

before God and world declare that,
regardless of every consequence,
at the risk of every distress, we will.
(exert) to their utmost energies all
those powers which our Creator
hath given us to preserve that
liberty which He committed to us
in sacred deposit, and to protect
from ever hostile hand our lives
and our properties. (Thomas
Jefferson, June 1775).
II. It becomes all public bodies,
as well as private persons, to
reverence the Providence of God,
and look up to Him as the supreme
disposer of all events and the
arbiter of the fate of nations. It (is)
recommended to all the United-
States... to implore of Almighty
God the forgiveness of the many
sins prevailing among all (of us).
(Committee: Richard Henry Lee,
John Witherspoon, Samuel

Adams) December 11, 1776.
III. If God hath given us
freedom, are we responsible to him
for that, as well as other talents? If
the means of defense are in our
power and we do not make use of
them, what excuse shall we make
to our children and our Creator?
These are questions of the deepest
concern to us all. These are
questions which materially affect
our happiness, not only in this.
world but in the world to come. 'If
ever it is incumbent on the people
to know truth and to follow it, it is
now. (John Jay's address (Dec. 23,
I believe our forefathers.
believed Psalms 33:12-a (Blessed
is the nation whose God is the
Claudette Courtney

Dear Editor:
I would like to tell you about a
. er special group of people and to
- ish each of [hem a 'er) Merr)
'*iTo tell you of them I must first
introduce myself, I am the patient
-are director at DMH, or the
VAed/Surg/Peds Unit, or to just
nake it simple I manage the
second floor at the hospital. I have,
vorked with the hospital nine and
one-half years, four in my current
S Enough on me, I want to tell you
bout the great bunch of people
that work for me. Many laugh and
fay they are my children, many
lifnes I do spend more time with
8iem than I do at home. We may

Dear Editor:
-.First I thank our Lord and Savior
J.sus the Christ for giving me
pother chance to get this far into
the holidays. This letter is to tell
everyonee how amazed I was when
r attended the Pre-K Christmas
. I have worked with children for
years from Head Start to middle
sAchool but to see those children so
secure when they performed was
amazing. Now it was held in the

not have the same blood running
through our veins but we have the
same feelings of caring and heart.
Each one of these people git\e
many hours away from their
families to spend hours caring for
the sick.
These people have a true gift; a
soft comforting hand, a soothing
voice, a warm hug, time to listen,
that extra little touch we all need
when we're sick. Many of the staff
are not only working here but
going to college to advance their
careers and come back here to
DMH to work.
I just cannot say enough about
how much each member of this
team means to me. Through thick
and. thick, births, deaths,

marriages, divorces and everything
else we have stuck together.
-- Actualy.' .like most- families, .-L
hinmk these things have made us"
closer; So even though there is no
blood relations, they are all my
family and each holds a very
special place in my heart.
I would not do what I do, or even
stay in the position I am in if it
were not for this group of people.
They truly are my extended
family. .
Again, let me wish.them a very
Merry Christmas and send my love
to each of them and their families.
May God Bless You All,
Barbara J. Roberts, RN
Patient Care Director
Doctor's Memorial Hospital

the 'reason for the season'

lunch room. The chairs were so
small I had to pray when I saw
them, but God answered my
prayers. After the prayer and the
pledge to the U.S.A., we sat down
and I was fine, because I have lost
a few pounds (I don't know where
they went, but my mind says I
have, and that's good enough for
Now back to the program. Each
class had two songs. The class sat
together. When it was time for

Taco 9 4 Times

Thursday, December 27, 2007
123 S. Jefferson Street P.O. Box 888
Perry, Florida (850) 584-5513

Publisher Managing Editor
Business Manager Advertising Director
Staff Writer/Advertising Sales Graphic Arts
Staff Writer Classified Advertising
The Taco Times (ISSN 07470967) is published each Wednesday by Perry News-
papers, Inc., 123 S. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347. Subscriptions are
$35.00 per year or $49.00 out of county. Periodicals postage paid at Perry, Florida
32348. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the TACO TIMES, P.O. Box
888, Perry, FL 32348.
The Taco Times welcomes Letters to the Editor reflecting responsible opinions and
views on the news. Please submit letters by Monday at 5 p.m. The Taco Times
reserves the right to refuse publication of letters which are libelous or irresponsible.
Name may be withheld if circumstances so require, but all letters submitted should
be signed by the writer and accompanied by a phone number for verification.
We took forward to hearing from you! Our address is Perry, Newspapers, Inc., P.O.
Box 888, Perry, Florida 32348. e-mail: newsdesk@perrynewspapers.com
Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.


each class, they stayed in line and
walked up to the stage as if it -was
no big deal. Now you know I have
to mention my grandson. When he
passed by me, he said, "Grandma,
you want me to sing good." I said,
"Yes baby, sing loud."
My hat is off to the teachers and
staff of Pre-K for the training and
teaching they are doing with those
kids. I know how hard it is. I have
been through it. Thank you.
Now I am trying to teach my
grandson that we celebrate
Christmas because Jesus was born
on Christmas and Jesus loves
everybody, and he wants everyone
to be happy, just like at his
birthday party his mom gave the
other kids presents. So this is why
he gets toys. Santa Claus is very
important to him, but Jesus is the
reason for the season.
I really want to thank Mrs.
Elizabeth Nixon for two years of
training. She gave my boy the best
start I could ask for when I had a
problem. I would call her and she
would handle it. Thank you Mrs.
Nixon. You are the best.
I am very happy that Jesus was
born and died for all on us even
though death couldn't keep him in
the ground. Have a happy holiday
Jenny Miller

Let I editor

Letters must be signed and accompanied
by a phone number for contact.
Mail to: P.O. Box 888, Perry, FL
32348; or e-mail to
newsdesk@ perrynewspapers.com.

- -Midweek Muddle

"Take these here,' I said to the
"but, oh wait, don't forget this. Sh
to hear from us on. this. If you
should be dropped off by noon."
He stood there before me, puzz
"What?" he said, getting a bit ant
tell by his facial expressions
patience was wearing thin for \
married for thousands of years.
I repeated the sentence--aga
made perfect sense to me, and n
Then I asked the rhetorical ques
season, pitifully: "So what is it?
communicating well or something
"Just wait a minute," he said,
slow-but-sure member of the part
"Take what where?" he said.
"There," I said, pointing.
"And don't forget what?" he ask
"This," I said.
"And who's waiting on us?"
"She is," I said, pointing to the s
which named the recipient.
"What has to be done by noon'
followed up.
The truth is, I've been speaking
sentences all my life. Occasion.
I've had a time for a whole sen
used it to consider (with a noun an
what my brain sequences must
Clearly something's not in synchr
or I wouldn't be thinking ahea
speaking, or behind my question
haven't been answered yet.
But the honest part of my being
want to know. I prefer to le
mystery in this world, and if I wer
to understand myself, it might be
Or boring.
Either way, I'm not ready.
Even to my untrained eye, hi
appears that my tendency tow
sentences is further enhanced by
During the holidays, I'm re
Occasional verbs.
A bunch of nouns.
An ellipsis here and there.
Exclamation points to be.sure.

Take what where?


e husband, Questions everywhere.
le's waiting But a cohesive paragraph? Nowhere to be
could, this found.
The son's friends are picking up on it; the
led, daughter's known about it for years, and I
tsy. I could can't help but wonder: am I going to be
that his okay?
ve've been "You'll be fine," the husband says for the
alternative would only cause him heartache
ain--which and pain, because it would bring him more
o sense to work.
"You've always been this way," said the
tion of the son, asking, "Could you fix me a drink?"
Am I not "What way?" I asked.
? "That way," he said, staring at the t.v., and.'
being the gesturing in my direction.
nership. Clearly, he's got it too.: :
If I had the time, I might investigate
designer drugs which slow you down, but
ed. then I'd never get anything done. Plus, I'd
probably wind up in a coma, or at least ini
he asked' jail. Doing the wrong thing never has
worked out very well .for me.
sticky note So I zoom through my days, uttering.half-
sentences, half-way answering questions,;
?" he then calling friends and acquaintances by the
wrong names, stuttering, stammering and:
ig in half- forgetting why I'm calling people on the
ally, when phone, or why I'm walking around the house
tence, I've with the scissors.
nd a verb), There must have been a reason...
look like. Maybe I was wrapping a gift...
ionization, Or trimming a thread...
ad of my Or paying a bill.
rns which "Why am I carrying around the scissors?" I
finally asked aloud.
ig doesn't They looked at me like it was a trick
ave some question, or Jeopardy.
re to begin "Because you want to?" the husband:-
scary. responded.
"You need to cut something?" the son
however, it I've decided I'm not totally crazy; I'm crazy:
yard half- within the normal range, and it's given me..
stress or great comfort to make that realization.
In my culture of half-sentences, I'm-
duced to simply being efficient. Full sentences would
clearly be wasted the people I call my family.
They only hear the first half anyway.
"What?" they both said in harmony.
See. Told ya. Knew it. No surprise.
Happy New Year.

Susan H. Lincoln recently published her first book, "When Mimosas Bloom," a collection of 55 of her favorite newspaper
columns. Copies of the book can be purchased locally at The Book Mart, or online at Amazon.com.


A-3 Taco Ti

mes December 27, 2007

On Sunday, Dec. 30

Trofemuk speaks

at First Methodist

Joe Trofemuk, currently serving as administrative pastor for Lakeside
Community Chapel in Clearwater, will be guest speaker for worship
services at the First United Methodist Church in Perry on Sunday, Dec. 30.
Trofemuk earned his Associate of Arts degree from Florida State
University, and a Bachelor of Science in Laws and Juris Doctor degrees
from Western State University College of Law in San Diego, Calif. He
also earned a Master's of Divinity from The Master's Seminary in Sun
Valley, Calif., in 2004.
Prior to entering full-time ministry, he was a practicing attorney in
California for more than 14 years. He actively served in a lay capacity in
the local churches with which he was affiliated.
Trofemuk and his wife of 15 years, Debbie, have three daughters:
Rachel, Heather and Christine.
Services on Sunday begin at 10:55 a.m.

Perry native Joe Trofemuk with wife,- Debbie, and
daughters Rachel, Heather and Christine. He will be the
guest speaker for Sunday worship at First United Methodist

Wedding reminder

Gaston- Gover
Julie Charlene Gaston and Danny Frank Glover Jr. remind friends and
relatives of their wedding Saturday, Dec. 29, at 2:30 p.m. in the Four
Freedoms Wedding Chapel in Madison. A reception will follow in the
fellowship hall of Greenville Baptist Church.
Sp eas-Eyhgisf
Ashley Speas and Larry English remind friends and relatives of their
wedding Saturday, Dec. 29, at 6 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church. A
reception will follow in the Catholic Parish Hall.

PWC e rS Inside and Treasur
P .W C earn ... h.Outide..hops -, w Hour
.... r w "', * * .. .. W e b
Yard Sale
spotlight Set-up
$8 & up Hwy. 19 S.'- 838-
The state publication, The
Florida Clubwoman, spotlighted .
the Perry Woman's Club in its ? \
winter edition. It congratulated
the local club for sharing its
clubhouse (rent-free) for the kick-
off for the March of Dimes and
again for Relay For Life.
Scholarships offered by the club
also earned the state's applause.

Anni '-Lodges'
S GulfBreeze
./ eaC'Estate
Bonnie Jo Wells
1466 Ezell Beach Rd.
Perry. FL 32348
(850) 578-2202

a Baby
Tyson & Haley Hart
Baby Boy due Feb. 27

Registry J
Courtney Weiss
Lem Bennett
Jan.12, 2008
Constance Bruns
James Cruse Sr.
Jan. 19, 2008
LeeAnn Padgett
Gabriel Valentine
Feb. 9, 2008
Heather Cruce
Kevin Clark
March 8, 2008

Downtown Perry
125 S. Jefferson St.
850-223-1360 (cell) 838-9982
Mon.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm Sat.10 am-5 pm
Sun. 1-5pm

Couple to wed
in California
Alicia Marie Hudson of
Kalamazoo, Mich., and Zachariah
Stephan Whorton of Perry will be
married Jan. 5, 2008, in California.
The bride-elect is the daughter
of Oscar Hudson and Betty Ware.
The prospective groom is the son
of Glenn and Terry Whorton. The
two met while serving in the
United States Air Force (USAF).
. 'Whorton,, 4 staff sergeant, plans
to continue his career in the USAF
whilehis bride pursues a degree in
A reception for the newlyweds
will be held Jan. 12, 2008, at 3
p.m. in the First Church of God on
U.S. 221. Hostesses remind that
because the couple will be coming
from Travis AFB in California,
and returning following the
reception, they will be unable to
travel with many gifts. Therefore,
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James Newton Cruse Sr., Constance Irene Bailey Bruns

Bruns-Cruse wedding

planned for January
Lowell and Kathy Bailey of Brazil announce the engagement of their
daughter, Constance Irene Bailey Bruns, of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, to
James Newton Cruse Sr., the son of William and Etdora Cruse of Perry.
A Jan. 19, 2008, wedding at 2 p.m. is planned in Mt. Carmel Baptist
Church with a reception following at the home of Beth Register, 169
Woods Street.
All friends and relatives of the couple are cordially invited to attend.

New Arrival

John and Kim Kirk of Perry
announce the birth of their
daughter, Kaylan Claire, on Nov.
15, 2007, -at 8:05 a.m. in Capital
Regional Medical Center in
Maternal grandparents are
Eddie and Cynthia Dorman of
Perry. The baby's maternal great
grandparents include the late
Bennie and Marjorie Dorman, and
the late Hugh and Mamie Davis.
Paternal grandparents are Mark
and Gayle Kirk of Perry. The
baby's paternal great grandparents
are Wesley and Janie Mangum of
Hillsborough, N.C., Jean Kirk of
Bonifay and the late Arnold Kirk.
She was welcomed home by
Treyton, 6, and Emyleigh, 2.

Kaylan Claire Kirk

Games Music ~ Food ~ Worship
Bouncy Jousting ~ Bungee Run

Boxing ~ Jumbo Slide ~ Sumo Wrestling
Bring your friends and challenge them to a duel!

Later in the afternoon...
Bonfire ~ Hay Rides ~ Chicken Dinners

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If you need a ride, a shuttle-will pick up students at
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A-4 The Taco Times December 27, 2007

6 make

Six seniors off the 2007 Taylor
County High football team will
tfe participating in the inaugural
East-West All Star football game
to be played Jan. 19 in Lake City.
Greg Sneed, Michael Flowers,
Tyler DuBose, Kendall
Thompson, Ryan Bolden and
Jarvis McGrew will all be playing
in the contest.
,. "This is a chance for college
Scouts to get a last look at the
_.eniors from this area," Taylor
County Coach Price Harris said.
Taylor County's players will
-join other seniors from Madison,
.Lafayette, Suwannee and Gilchrist
countiess to form the West squad.
The East team will be made up
$f seniors from Columbia, Baker,
:Bradford, Hamilton and Union

'Dogs top

Jasper by 2
'The Taylor County High boys
.basketball team avenged an earlier
4oss and evened its district record
:;o 2-2 with a 62-60 defeat of
-I:Hamilton County Thursday night
Jn the TCHS gym.
Stinging after Hamilton upended
lhe Bulldogs 85-56 on Dec. 4 in
asperr, Taylor County came out
strong to take a 19-16 lead after
one quarter and a 29-27 advantage
itat the half.
Reggie King had one of his best
.performances of the season scoring
:;23 points to lead the 'Bulldogs.
: $need scored 13 on the night
,while Matt Burrell added 10
n Others scoring for Taylor
,County included Curtis Jones and
.eg Flowers with eight points

all-star football team


Johns will be heading up the East
team while TCHS assistant Jim

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A-5 TaCO Times December 27, 200.

With watch services, music

Churches mark arrival of new year

Perry First
Assembly of

Sunday Sunday School 1000AM
Morning Worship 11 .00AM-
Evening Worship 6.00PM
,Wed: Family Dinner 5 30PM
io. Adult Service 7 OOPM
"Ourh & Kids Service 7 OOPM

Unity Watch Night service is Monday
On Monday, Dec. 31, Glorious Rain Church of God of Prophecy will
host a Unity Watch Night service beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to greet the new year with members of the church
which is'located at 110 E. Maurice Linton Road.

New Year's Eve service slated
A New Year's Eve service will be heldon Monday, Dec. 31, at Antioch
Revival Center, beginning at 7 p.m. Gospel music and preaching are part
of the evening's focus, with the service continuing until midnight. The
Rev. Robert "Cricket" Wilson invites everyone to attend and to bring a
The church is located at Antioch and Cash roads.

Fifth Saturday service scheduled
A Fifth Saturday meeting is planned at Steinhatchee Revival Center on
Saturday, Dec. 29, beginning at 11 a.m. Dinner will follow the service
which promises "good gospel singing and preaching.". Moderator Robert
Watson and Pastor Jesse High invite everyone to attend.
The church is located at the comer of First Avenue and Second Street.

Youth plan "Winterfest Olympics"
The Rowell Farm in Shady Grove will provide the setting for Youth
Winterfest Olympics on Saturday, Jan. 5, beginning at 3 p.m. Games,
music, food and worship will be a part of the day for middle and high
-school student, with activities continuing until 9 p.m.
The day begins with "bouncy" jousting, a bungee run, boxing, jumbo
sliding and "sumo wrestling. Later in the afternoon, a bonfire is planned,
along with hay rides, chicken dinners, music by "Arisen" (with full band),
and a time of praise and worship.
If you need a ride, a shuttle will pick up students at Taylor County
Middle School at 2:30 p.m. and return them to the school by 10 p.m.
For more information, please call the Taylor Baptist Association at 584-
8025 or Danny Lundy at 838-0571.

Henry Wade Mattair Primitive Baptist Church
Henry Wade Mattair, 70, died Cemetery in Emanuel County, Ga.
Henry Wade Mattair, 70, died
Dec. 3, 2007, at his residence.
Mr. Mattair was born, raised and Jewel O'Neal Frith
educated in Perry. He was in sales Jewel O'Neal Frith, 80, died
and worked for Walsh Motor Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, at his home
Supply, Sugar Transport, Ken in Astor after a short illness.
i"Worth Dealer and Autozone A native and longtime resident
in Hinesville, Ga. He was a of Taylor County, he was the son
Member of Faith Baptist Church in of the late Blanche Frith and the
Kite, Ga. late former Dovie Gamble Frith.
He was preceded in death by his He. owned-.ad operated gas
'-wife, Katie Lou Riner Mattair; his staions in Perr man\ years ago.
"father, Henry Stewart Howard He was a Baptist.
Mattair; his mother, Thelma Alice Survivors include: his wife of 56
:1.Mattair; a sister, Margaret Alice years, Betty (Lyons) Frith of Astor;
Walker; and a step-daughter, Ann two sons, Jerry Frith of Perry and
HallseN. Glenn Frith of Madison; two
Survivors include: two daughters, Rhonda Yeakley of
-daughters, Lynne Tischler of Tampa and Pam Woods of Peny; a
Johnson City, Texas, and Susan sister, Lucille DeLucia of
Beasley of Ellabell, Ga..; a Jacksonville; eight grandchildren;
.stepdaughter Ginger Kitson of and foilr great grandchildren.- ,,
Bloomingdale, Ga.; two step-sons, Funeral services will be held
Kenny Turner of Rincon, Ga., and today, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. at Joe P.
Claude Turner of Eden, Ga.; a Burns Funeral Home with .Bill
.:sister, Annie LaMarion Hightower Jenkins officiating. Interment will
of Chesapeake, Va.; and 17 follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
grandchildren. Family members received
Funeral services were held friends Wednesday from 6 until
Thursday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. at 8:30 p.m. at Bums Funeral Home,
Wood Funeral Home in Metter, which is in charge of
*'Ga. Interment followed at Union arrangements.

articles of FAITH

The series "Articles of Faith," in which local ministers usher in the
Advent/Christmas season, concludes today with a holiday message from
Izell Montgomery Jr.
Montgomery, who pastors both Springhill and New Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist churches, reminds readers of the "true meaning of
Christmas and how that spirit should be celebrated in our lives everyday."
Montgomery's message can be found on B-4.
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Senior Citizens, Federal Government
Assistance is Now Available

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
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 ft:
1. Pay off an existing mortgage.
2. Pay for medical expenses
3. Supplement income
4. Supplement savings ,
5. Make repairs to the home

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
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.


Taylor County
Tree Locations
Capital City Bank
Doctors' Memorial Hospital Big Betid
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Nature Coast Eye Care Institute H O sp ice
Wachovia Bank your hometown hospice.
Perry licensed since 1983
Make a contribution to place an Angel, Bell or Bow
on the Tree of Remembrance in honor or memory.
of your loved &ies at one of the locations listed.
For more information, call 566-7491.

Michael Cecil Harris
Michael C. Harris, 62, died > .'
December 2 2007 at home
with his faml in Pe .,:' after

served in the United States ,
Army ia n the late 1960s and.i s
was stationed in Germany and
California. He attenedNorthe
Virginia Community College
and graduated with a degree in
Business Administration.
He is survived by his mother,
Eva M. Harris of Lorton, Virginia,
his wife Bambi Jo Harris of 28
years, and son Michael Matthew
Patrick Harris of Perry; a brother
Thomas Harris of Alexandria, Virginia; a sister, Rebecca Harris of
Lorton, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews in Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Maine and Vermont. He was predeceased by
his father, Captain Cecil E. Harris, United States Navy, Ret.. a sister,
Shelby Ann Harris and an infant son Matthew Cecil Harris.
Mr' Harris retired to Perry in 2001 from Fort Lauderdale where
he was employed by Lionel Leisure for many years. He was an
accomplished guitarist and pianist and taught lessons in South Florida
before retiring.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Virginia. In lieu
of flowers, donations inty be made to the American Kidney Fund
at 6110 Executive BlMd. #1010 in Rockville, Md 20852 or the
SAmerican Heart Association.t
Thma Harris ofAeanra i rg'inia;a istr eec arso

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A-6 TaCO Times December 27, 2007

For canal dredging

Beach residents oppose assessment

Continued from page 1
appeared reticent over passing the
third resolution, which would
allow special assessments for canal
Unlike the other assessments,
which in the case of fire protection
would be levied on all property in
the unincorporated area of the
county and EMS on all property in


.under 21 must

wear helmets

Continued from page 1
their valid driver's license.
Anyone under the age of 21
must complete a motorcycle
-education course prior to applying
for the motorcycle endorsement.
Anyone over the age of 21 who
wishes to operate a motorcycle
must successfully complete a test
of his or her knowledge of the safe
operation of the motorcycle and a
test of his or her driving skills on
the motorcycle.

the county, canal dredging
assessments would only he levied
on those properties directly
touching a canal.
According to County
Administrator Jack Brown, such
assessments could be used as
"tools" to develop matching funds
for grants.
Clerk of Courts Annie Mae
Murphy added that the last time
such an assessment had been
levied was seven years ago for the
Keaton Beach canal to create
matching funds for a federal grant.
Brown said he foresaw the
assessments possibly being -used
for canals other than the main
Keaton Beach canal.
"We all agree the main Keaton
Beach canal is a different animal,"
he said.
George Stamos read a statement
signed by several Keaton Beach

residents objecting to an
assessment being levied on
residents along the main canal
since the public boat ramp creates
most of the traffic.
Several residents along other
canals in the county spoke in favor
of the resolution, stating they
would be willing to pay an
assessment if it helped the county
get grants to dredging their canals.
Commissioners, several of
which said they had changed their
minds during the discussions,
voted 4-0 to approve the
Before any actual assessments
can be established, commissioners
will have to hold another public
hearing to approve the ordinance.
Should that happen, the
commission would then set the
amount of the assessments during
budget hearings later in the year.

Consolidate fire services?

Continued from page 1
"When I looked at how the
special assessment would be
spread across to all city residents,
it seemed that it could be an undue
burden on those who can least
afford it. You may have the upper

end paying less and the lower end
paying more," Ketring said.
Cook's motion to pass the non-
binding resolution died due to lack
of a second.
Council members asked City
Manager Bob Brown to confer
with county officials regarding
consolidation of fire services.

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Taylor Tech will offer a new training
program in Automotive Collision Repair
starting the second semester in January
2008. "We have the facilities, tools, '
equipment and a certified instructor to
effectively implement this training program.
The evening schedule will allow those
individuals who can't work it into their day schedules to receive the training at night," said
"The class is open to all individuals desiring the training. Plus, this is also a fantastic
opportunity for retraining and advanced training for the Automotive Collision Repair job
market. There is a projected need in this area," said Ken Olsen, Director.
The first class is schedule for Tuesday, January 8, from 6-9 p.m.; financial aid, as well as
VA benefits, is available to qualified individuals. All classes are contingent upon adequate
Don't wait...sign up today! Come see Kenny Young or call 838-2545 and ask to speak with
Mr. Young. "He can TAYLOR make a training program just for you," said Izell Montgomery,
Industry Services Coordinator.
Remember: Education is Priority-One in the Taylor County School District.

Accounting Operations
Administrative Assistant
Medical Secretary

Automotive Technology
Industrial Mach. Maint. & Repair (Millwright)
Industrial Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I)
Welding Technology

Patient Care Technician
Adult High School Completion
Adult with Disabilities


Emergency Med. Tech. (EMT)
Firefighter I
(volunteer training only)






offered at Shady Grove Steinhatchee
and Taylor Technical Institute
Automotive Collision Repair
(contingent upon adequate enrollment)

cial aid is available to those who qualify.
VA Approved

For more information call
850-838-2545, ext. 222,
by the school or visit our website at

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B-1 TaCO Times December 27, 2007

NFCC presents first honorary degree

SjWhitfield makes history
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'The annual toy drive coordinated by the Perry Police Department and Taylor County Joint Drug Task Force presented gifts
ffor 22 Pre-K students to Director Sharon Hathcock Thursday, Dec. 20: Santa's helpers included (I to r): Amanda Binkley with
daughters Brittany, 3, and Grace, 1; Rosalind Hall; Sandy Young and LaVonne Blanton of the PPD; Sharon Hathcock; Jonnelle
Houk:,and Glenda Hartsfield. Key contributors to the drive from the business community were Wal-Mart and Dollar Tree, along
'wilh numerous local residents.

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Tal ing on the role as Santa's
belpers for the annual Drug Task Force
Toy Drive were AnnaBeth Norris, 8,
and her brother, Vince, 5. An elf at the
Perry .Police Department related: .
"They came out and helped separate
-he.toys. for the children that we gave
toys to; not only that, but they also
purchased toys with their own money
to contribute. They said they wanted to
help other children who were of need.
They said they wanted to make a
difference in others' lives by-helping -
out and that they were blessed to have "-
a mother and father who loved them,
and that they wanted to share love and
kindness to others. Thanks AnnaBeth ..-
and Vince for making difference."

Mary Lou Whitfield, author and
community columnist, received
the first honorary associate of arts
degree awarded in the history of
North Florida Community College
during graduation ceremonies Dec.
18 at Van H. Priest Auditorium.
The NFCC District Board of
Trustees unanimously agreed to
confer the honors during its Sept.
18 meeting.
President Morris G. Steen Jr.
said, "We are honoring Mary Lou
Whitfield for a lifetime of work,
study, academic excellent and
Whitfield, 95, is a 1929 graduate
of Taylor County High School and
attended North Florida Junior
College as an adult student over
the years. She has been active in
the Perry community and was. the
Lady of the Year by the Mu Omega
Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. She
also wrote about community
events for the Perry News-Herald
and authored a news column for
ithe Tallahassee Democrat. Adell
\\ hitfield, Whitfield's daughter-in-
law, recently established an
endowed scholarship fund at
NFCC honoring Mary Lou and
Lorenzo Whitfield.
Whitfield is the author of "815
West Bay: Views from the End of
ihe Street," a collection of her
newspaper columns written for the
Tallahassee Democrat. The book
chronicles Perry and Taylor
County history and events from
1970 to 2000.
Commencement speaker was
Linda Willis Smith, vice president
of patient care services at John D.
Archbold Memorial Hospital in
Thomasville, Ga. Smith is the
chief nurse executive at Archbold
Hospital, in addition to
coordinating nursing p olic'\ and-.
standardization among four
affiliate hospitals and four nursing
Smith's invitation to speak at
NFCC's winter commencement
coincided with the awarding of,

A.S. degrees to students of the first
R.N. class at the college.
Science professor Barry A.
Barnhart of Madison carried the
standard as faculty marshal for the
final time.
Barnhart is retiring after 38
years as a faculty member at
NFCC. Associate faculty marshals
were Dr. Rosario Leparulo and

Kathy Sale.
The Rev. Larry Neal of Perry
First Presbyterian Church and the
Rev. Izell Montgomery of New
Mount Zion Church of Perry
conducted the invocation and
benediction, respectively. Music
was provided by Debbie Bass
accompanied by pianist Dr.
Rebecca Burkart.

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In sports it would be called a hat trick; in Taylor County;we'll call it the "Whitfield
sweep." Three members of the Whitfield family recently received college degrees
within days of one another. Mary Lou Whitfield, seated, was presented an honorary
degree from NFCC Tuesday, Dec. 18; in the days prior to that, two of her
grandchildren also received degrees. Granddaughter. Callie Whitfield-Babbitt
earned a doctorate in environmental engineering from the University of Florida and
grandson Rick Whitfield, right, earned a bachelor's degree from Barry University.

Architecture students on board for 'waterfront'projects

By JOY KING they would like to see develop in current community center area and residents have pushed forward on

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Steinhatchee was privileged to
be one of three Florida
communities selected in 2007 to
receive Florida's Department of
Community Affairs' "Waterfronts
Florida" designation.
These communities receive
assistance both locally' and
statewide to help them plan and
manage growth in their
community, along with an award
of $25,000 -to assist with
administration of the program.
Since last summer, residents have
been meeting and expressing what

the Steinhatchee area.
On Dec. 13, a public meeting
was 'held by the Waterfront's
program manager enabling local
residents to view ideas brought
forth by students enrolled in
Florida A & M University's
(FAMU) masters of landscape
program, which is part of the
School of Architecture, established
in 1975.
The class, under the direction of
Dr. Matt Powers, brought
Steinhatchee residents drawings of
their ideas of architecture for the

the "Old Fish Market Area."
The Steinhatchee Fish Market
will be submitted for consideration
for a Florida Communities Trust
Grant in 2008.
The. students identified local
topography 'and surveyed local
residents in Steinhatchee to
determine the "feel" of
Some ideas included a maritime
museum, fountains, trails and a
farmer's market.
Since the beginning of the
Waterfronts Program, Steinhatchee

different issues that affect
Steinhatchee including, water and
sewer issues, public access to the
Gulf and the Steinhatchee River,
parks and trails, and economic
According to Waterfronts
Florida Steinhatchee Program
Manager Melody Cox said,
"Steinhatchee residents are very
excited about the future of their
waterfronts and willing to
do whatever it takes to
revitalize economic growth in the

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WAiRP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Pos~.'t20 building (2499 Woods Creek
;-.(iwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
oyt's Main Street Cafe.
J:itainStreet Perry: first Monday of each
nti6th, 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.,
noon (Sept. to May; subject to change).
u: Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Rosehead
', Taylor County Leadership Council:
Second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins

Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-

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.

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
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 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
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 Team:
second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital
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.
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
The Way: (faith-based 12-step group for
addicts and alcoholics) Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.,
and Friday, 7 p.m. All meetings are held at
the Serenity House, 1824 N. Jefferson St.
Call 672-0626 for more information.

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
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Thursday at 1159 Roberts Aman Road,
7 p.m. For information, please call
VFW Post #9225: second Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).
To add your organization or club
to the community calendar,
please call Perry Newspapers, Inc.,
at (850) 584-5513 or e-mail

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B-2 The Taco Times December 27. 2007


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Small ads..big deals


Barn Stored Round Roll Hay For Sale $35
a roll. Call 838-9514.
Stop by the lobby of Capital City Bank in
Perry and see paintings on display by
local artist Susan Swan Sellers, sister of
renowned landscape artist Fred Swan.
For Sale Sharpening Machine fully
equipped! Machine sharpens various tools
including: Saw Blades, Chain Saw chains,
Lawn mower blades, chisels & scissors -
plus morel! Call 850-578-2781
3 ot. Channel Set Diamond Tennis
Bracelet New $2,500 sell for $1300
Purchased from Mitch's Gold & Diamonds.
Call 843-1980.

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.
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 ca. 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,.

Old Fireplace Brick Em
Gold (scrap) Diamonds Old Comic Books
Coins (silver) & Paper Money ~ Taylor County Memorabilia

Used Furniture
Bedroom Dining Room Living Room Bedding

CalMak6 utelnd-80) 84601shgton

Southern Villas of Perry
Looking For Applicants!
Rental assistance available. HUD
vouchers accepted. 1 & 2 BR HC & non-
HC accessible apartments. Office hours
are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Thurs. Call 850-
584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett Rd,
Perry, Fl, 32347. Equal Housing
3 BR/ 2 Bath Double Wide Central
Heat/AC, total electric appliances with
wBsher and dryer located 2 miles down
Be'ch Rd..set up in Whispering Pines
Mobile Home Park. $550. per month, $250
deposit. Maximum occupants two adults
two children no pets. Application and
references required. Call 584-3889.
12/5tfRB. '

For Rent 2 BR/1 bath Mobile Home total
electric central H/A, $375 per month, plus
$250 deposit. Setup in Whispering Pines
Mobile Home Park, two miles down the
Beach Rd. Maximum occupants two adults
and one child. Application and reference
required. 584-3889.
1 & 2 bedroom apartments available. Call
For Rent 2 Bd/2 bth, Keaton Beach Area,
$650 per month, includes utilities. No pets.
House for Rent 3 bd/1 bth, 111 Susan St.
$650 per month, + $650 deposit. Call 850-
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
Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-584-4401
Commercial Building for Lease Down
town building Brand new. 10 office's
including receptionist area and waiting
area. All internet and phone equip,
handicap accessible bathroom. Must see,
Call Select Group Realty at 850-584-4401.
2 & 3 BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments now available, HUD vouchers
considered. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Office hours are 8:00-5:00 Mon.-Thurs.
.Call 850-584-5668. 709 W. Church St.,
Perry, FL 32348. TDD 711.
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.
11 /14tfLS
Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from Monthly $550
required $45 deposit, $154 weekly or $40
daily plus tax. 317 N. Byron Butler Pkwy.
For Rent in Perry city limits 3 or 4 Bath
central H/A, new appliances, tile floors,
new carpet in bedrooms, large cement
patio in back, walk to schools. First and
last and security deposit required.
$800/mo. Call 727-586-6052 for

Two Ydrkshire Terrier puppies with papers.
$500,and lower, 1-850-223-1979.

House for sale 2 bed/1 bath on 2 acres of
land. Large utility shed with chain link
fence. $90,000 for more information .call
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.
Owner Sale 112 McCall St. 3 Br/1 B, kit-
Dine, L.R., back deck, large storage Bid,
Fenced back yard, new roof, $92,500. Call
223-1382 or 584-4618.
1 acre, corner lot in Sea Oaks S/D.
Located @ corner of Seameadows & Sea
Oaks Dr. $35,000. Call (352) 490-5656.
12/12.-.1/18 .-
Adams Beach Oaks, $27,000. 1 acre
recently cleared. Bonita Blvd. (2nd lot on
Lt.) 770-841-8023.
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.

New 28x70 3 bd/2 bth Real Cedar Log
Home. Only $79,995 inc. Delivery and set
up. Call Prestige Home Centers 1-800-
1996 General 14x52 bd./1 bath New
Arrival, late model $8,500 as is (850)879-
$149- Bi-weekly will buy you a new 2 or 3
bd/2 bth mobile home Call Prestige Home
Centers. 1-800-477-2492,
New or Used Mobile Homes with No
money down for Land "Owners. Call
Prestige Home Centers 1-800-477-2492.
Turn Key Repo 3 bd/2 bth on 2.5 acres in
Bronson Area. Call Prestige Home
Centers. 1-800-477-2492.
VA loans available with no money down!
Call Prestige Home Centers 1-800-477-

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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@nfwdib.org submitted on-line at
www.taylorcountygovcom; 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

Avon Reps Needed! How would you like to
be your own boss? Start your own
business. I can show you how. $10 start-
up kit. Call BJ Today! 850-584-6289 or

Dowling Park, Florida
'On the Banks of the Suwannee River'
Office Manager (PT)
Prior experience in office setting required,
medical office management a plus; PC
experience w/MS Office required. Must
possess strong communication, customer
service and organizational skills.
Housekeeping Worker (FT)
interior and exterior lodging/retail facilities.
Periodic weekend duties may be required.
Prior custodial experience strongly
Child care Workers (PT)
PT position, pre-schoolers/newly
renovated facility; must be CDA certified
or willing to obtain certification.
Competitive wages & benefits for FT
positions; onsite daycare and fitness
facilities. Apply in person at Personnel
Office (Carter Village Hall) Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m. 4 p.m., or fax
resume/credentials to (386)658-5160.
EOE/Drug-Free Workplace / Criminal
background checks required. For the most
current in job vacancies, call 658-5627 or
visit www.acvillage.net 24 hrs/day, 7
Help Wanted Badcock & More. Set up and
delivery. Must be 21 yrs. old. License and
good driving record required. No phone
calls! Apply in person 1225 S. Jefferson
Maintenance Person Needed. Must be
reliable, self starter and work without
supervision. Should be skilled in painting,
carpenter work, plumbing and misc.
property maintenance. Good pay for
qualified person. Transportation and tools
furnished. Guaranteed 40 hours per week.
Sick leave and vacation pay. Drug free
work place, Apply in person at Ware Oil &
supply.Co., Inc., at 2715 S. Byron Butler
Pkwy, Perry FL.
The Healthy Start Coalition of Jefferson,
Madison and Taylor Counties is seeking a
Community Health Educator.
Grant-funded position in Taylor County
requires knowledge of local community
health services and agencies, ability to
communicate clearly, ability to establish
and maintain effective working
relationships with Coalition membership,
staff, all providers and churches, and the
general public, the ability to design,
prepare and deliver health education
presentations, and the ability to work
independently; must reside in Taylor
County. Submit Resume to: Healthy Start,
PO Box 568, Greenville, FL 32331 by
January 04, 2008.

Small Ads

2005 Buick Rendezvous CX Plus, gray
leather seats, 3rd row seat (7 passenger),
pb, power windows, pdl, cc,, AM/FM
cassette/CD, XM radio, on star, parking
sensors, dual air, dual power seats,
front/side air bags, ABS (4 wheel), alloy
wheels, V-6 engine, 48,900 miles, recent
set of Michelin tires, silver/gray, one
owner, in excellent condition. $13,600.
Call 850-584-7883 or cell 838-4742

THAN 75 HOURS. 850-843-0268.
For Sale. or Trade $3500 25 ft, Sloop
Rigged Sailboat Honda 4 cycle Aux.
Engine Many extras, fully equipped,
sleeps 4 adults, ready to go. 850-578-2075
Hyundai Tiburn gt V6 over $5,000 invested
low miles great car. 1-850-223-1979. Best
Offer, 1-850-223-1979

J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
A to Z Farm and Lawn Service
Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
dump truck service, harrowing, bush hog
mowing, rake work, dirt leveling and
complete lawn service. Call 584-6737.

Bush hogging, Grading and Tree Rbmoval.
Call Bill at 578-2379.

850-838-JUNK (5865)
State Certified Scales

The Handyman experts LLC, onest 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 578-3776 or Cell#
838-6077. 25 years.

Carpet, Tile and Grout cleaning & sealing.
Call 850-838-2805 or 850-843-1639.

Godwin's Cleaning
Commercial & Residential
Angela Godwin, owner
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you,
34 years experience. 850-838-9050.
Please leave message.
Tree Surgery Landscaping
52 Bucket Truck
Licensed & Insured/All Work Guaranteed
Lowest Prices in the Area
John Sesock, owner 850-584-2027
CELL 850-591-8301

Hi Taylor.County, leaves and pine straw
taking over your yard? Give us a call for
free estimates. We are licensed and
insured. Chad H. Dees Lawn Care st 850-

Stumnp Grinding
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Reliable Service
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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, hove levied
upon all the right, title and interest of the
defendant, Melvin Ezell in and tc the
following described real property lying
and situate in Taylor County, Florida, to-
The NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 3.
Township 7 South, Range 8 East, -
containing 40 acres more or less.
and on the 4th day of January. 2008 at.o
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 sale "
all of said defendant's Melivin Ezell's right.
title, and interset in aforesaid property at
public outcry and will sell the 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
far 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 o special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding Should
contact the Clerk of Court, telephone
S(904)838-3506, not later than seven (7) .
days prior to the proceeding/
L.E. "Bummy" Williams, as Sheriff of Taylor
County, Florida
By: Sgt. Steve Bell, Deputy Sheriff
12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26

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B-3 TaCO Times December 27, 2007

PSC asks consumers to report

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Earn double

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The Boys and Girls Club of
Perry/Taylor County has partnered
with American Express in the
GivingExpress program.
For the rest of the year, through
Dec. 31, American Express card
members can earn double
membership reward points by
donating to the club.
Interested individuals can go
online to www.americanexpress.
com/give and select the Boys and
Girls Club of Perry/Taylor County.
Those visiting the site will be
given options on how the donation
--which is tax deductible--will be
For more information, call
Resource Development
Coordinator Daryll Gunter at 850-
Local attorney Greg Parker
kicked off this year's campaign by
making the first donation to the
club with his American Express

Local attorney Greg Parker (right) was the first person to
use his American Express card to donate to the Boys and Girls
Club. Shown with him is Club Resource Chairman Evelyn Day.

JROTC provides students

with hunter safety course
As part of its marksmanship curriculum, the Taylor County High School
JROTC includes a Florida Hunter Safety Education Course. This year,
Senior Instructor Col. David Ammons, who certified to teach hunting
safety, 'decided to open the class to students outside the JROTC program.
Some 77 registered for the class, of which 76 passed and were awarded
their hunter safety education cards.

Pre-paid telephone cards may
not deliver services as advertised
to consumers, according to
Florida's Public Service
Commission (PSC).
Investigators from the PSC
conducted random service quality
checks this fall on calling cards
issued by 10- firms in Florida.
During these checks, PSC
investigators found several cards
that did not function as advertised.
According to PSC rules, the card
provider must be registered' with
the PSC if the card can be used for
intrastate calls. The PSC must also
be notified of all charges,
surcharges, and fees for the prepaid
card, and this information must
also be disclosed to the customer at
the point of purchase.
Problems with the prepaid cards
The company was not
registered with the PSC.
The card was not charging for
calls as expected.
The addition of unadvertised
surcharges and limitations was not
The access number for the
card's network was continuously
The card advertised no
connection fees, yet charged

disconnection fees, misleading
The advertised per minute rate
on the card only applied .to one
call. Additional calls were charged
at a much higher rate.
The advertised rate only
applied to limited areas, which was
not disclosed.
The card did not work at all.
If a violation is detected, the
PSC sends a letter to the card
issuer directing the company to
come into compliance and
notifying them that fines :may be
assessed. Interstate and
international results from the
investigation are being shared with
Florida's Attorney General to
determine if any additional
investigation of consumer fraud is
If a consumer detects a violation
of a card's disclosed fees or any
additional problems, they should
call the PSC at 800-342-3552 to
register a complaint. The consumer
may also take, the card back to the
point of purchase and attempt to
obtain a refund.
If consumers are considering
using a pre-paid telephone card,
here are a few tips:
Read the fine print before
buying a card.

Be sure you understand exactly
what the calls will cost, including
the per minute charge and any
connection or disconnection fees.
Check the card's expiration
Look for a toll-free customer
contact service number to call if
you have problems usirig the card.
Make sure the card can be used
to your calling destination. Fees
may vary based on calling
For more tips on using pre-paid
phone cards, brochures in
English and Spanish are available
on the PSC's Web site at,
Consumers can also call the
PSC's consumer line at 800-342-
3552 (Spanish agents available).
The PSC is committed to
making sure that Florida's
consumers receive their electric,
natural gas, telephone, water and
wastewater services in a safe,
affordable and reliable manner.
The PSC exercises regulatory
authority over utilities in the areas
of rate base/economic regulation;
competitive market oversight; .and
monitors safety, reliability and
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B-4 TaCo Times December 27, 2007

S Keeping Christmas C o to your

S We conclude our special holiday series with a message from Brother Izell Montgomery
Jr., who pastors both Springhill and New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist churches. He reminds
: '-" us of the true meaning of Christmas and how that spirit should be celebrated in our lives

Christmas means many things to
many people, but what is the true
meaning or spirit of Christmas?
The Apostle Paul gives us a
glimpse of what Christmas is all
about in Philippians 2:6-8 (KJV).
"Let this mind be in you that was
in Christ Jesus: Who being in the
form of God, thought it not
robbery to be equal with God. But
made himself of no reputation, and
took upon him the form of a
servant, and was made in the
likeness of men." In this passage of
scripture Paul is telling the
Philippian church to nurture the
mind-set of Jesus in their thinking,
giving and serving.
First, Paul tells us to get Jesus'
mindset: he encourages us to be
more concerned about our
fellowman than ourselves; to love
each as the Lord loves us; to
forgive each other; and yes, to pray
for each other.
Secondly, he tells us to give.
Jesus the Christ intentionally gave
of himself that others might have.
He became poor that others might
become rich. Think about this:
throughout the scriptures, Jesus is
portrayed as the Creator of all
things. St. John 1:1,3 says," In the
beginning was the Word and the
Word was with God, and the Word
was God. All things were made by
Him: and without him was not
anything made that was made."
Verse 14 says, "And the Word was
made flesh." Philippians 2:8 says,
"He gave up his position in Heaven
and became a lowly man." In fact,
one songwriter has said, "He has'
the whole word in his hands."
Jesus gave all he had: His name,
status, position in Heaven and yes,
even His life that we might have
life and have it more abundantly.
Thirdly, Paul says Jesus also
became a servant. Jesus asked his
disciples in Luke 22:27, "Who is
the greatest, the one who sits at the
table or the one who serves the
table?" Then Jesus answers his
own question saying, "the one who
sits at the table to eat (referring to
himself), but I have not come to be
served but to serve." In other
words, he that is greatest among
you ought to be the servant among
you. Serving is the hallmaik of

In conclusion, the Apostle Paul
tells us to, "Let this mind that was
in Christ Jesus" be-in us, to become
intentional givers especially to the
poor, to seek to understand rather
than to be understood and to serve
rather than to be served. The only
way to truly serve God is by
serving our fellowman. God has
chosen us to manifest his ways in
the earth.
To me, this is what the true spirit
of Christmas is all about. We must
honor' the birth of Christ by
reflecting on what he has done for
each of us, and we must imitate his
ways of giving and serving others.
Therefore, since Jesus is the reason
for the season, "For unto us a child
is born, unto us a son is given, and
the government shall be upon his
shoulder: and his name shall be
called Wonderful, Counselor, the
Mighty God, the everlasting
Father, The Prince of Peace."
(Isaiah 9:6) "And she shall bring
forth a son, and thou shalt call his
name Jesus: for he shall save his
people from their sins." (Matthew
1:21) Then we ought to
wholeheartedly honor him in all
things by demonstrating our
gratitude and our love for him.
I encourage you to "Let This
Mind Be in You." Intentionally
reflect the character of Jesus Christ
in your life everyday with greater
emphasis during the Christmas
holiday season. Remember, what
God did for us on Christmas Day:
"For God so loved the world that
he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should
not perish but have everlasting
life." (John 3:16)
Have you received the gift of life
that Jesus purchased for you after
he was born? If not, now is the best
time of your life to do so.
Springhill: One of the oldest
churches in Taylor County
Before there was a Taylor
County, Springhill was.
Florida had been declared a state
for only seven years when
Springhill Missionary Baptist
Church was established in 1853 by
a small group of born-free blacks.
Taylor County was established in
1856. Springhill was originally

located in Rosehead, then part of
Madison County. (Later named
Perry and part of Taylor County.)
The church was located at the
corner of what is now known as
East Green Street and Ellison
Road, the site where the power
generation plant sits now,
Sister B.D. Williams' (who is the
oldest member of the church and
has the longest membership)
grandfather, Ruben Colson, was
one of the founders of the church.
Her granduncle, the Rev. Tony
Colson (1853), was one of the first
pastors of the church.
Pastor S. M. Burks (1930-1953)
moved the church to its present
location on Pinecrest Road. He
served the church for 23 years
before retiring due to poor health.
Pastor Izell Montgomery Jr. is the
17th pastor with 20 years of
service, and the second longest
pastorate in 154 years.
--Based on research
by Pat Rosier
New Mt. Zion
New Mt. Zion was organized as
a descendant of Springhill in 1906
on East Green Street; the church
went through several name
changes, but was permanently
named New Mt. Zion Missionary
Baptist Church in 1916. Deacon
and Sister Luther Powell, two of
the 10 chartered members, are the
great grandparents of Pastor
Pastor Alonzo Holmes (1916-
1922) was the first pastor. The Rev.
Charles H. Parker (1958-1990) is
the longest serving pastor with 32
years of service, and Pastor Izell
Montgomery is the 15th pastor to
include three interim pastors. He
was installed as pastor in 1990 and
has the second longest pastorate of
17 years.
New Mt. Zion has 15 ministries
including Elder Care and the
WOMEN Project, a ministry
dealing with low birth weight
babies and the high infant
mortality rate in Taylor County for
African-Americans. Sunday
Sec hlb lts eS are held eyety
Sunday morning, The church is
open four days during the week for
ministry activities, and meets on
the second and fourth Sunday
morning for worship service..


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