- January 23, 2008
Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961
47th Year, No. 4
Early voting ends Saturday
:Early voting 'for Florida's 2008
Presidential Preference Primary will
end Saturday, Jan. 26.
Early voting ballots may be cast at
the: Supervisor of Elections office,
located on the second floor of the
Taylor County Courthouse. The office
will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to
Residents are reminded that they
.will. need to present a photo and
:signature ID when voting.
SAlso, today (Wednesday) is the last
day voters: can request absentee
ballots for the primary,
Absentee, ballots must be returned
Stqo1te elections office by 7 p.m.
-election day (Tuesday, Jan. 29).
For more information, contact the
elections office at 838-3515.
Patterson to hold town
SCommissioner Pat Patterson,
district five, will hold a town hall
meeting Thursday, Jan. 24, at Jerkins
Community Center at 6 p.m.
Tax Aide starts Feb. 2
AARP's Tax Aide program will begin
providing free tax assistance starting
Feb. .2 at the Taylor County Public
Assistance will be available every
Monday (9:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and
Saturday (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) in
February and every .Monday (9:30
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Saturday hours for those months will
be announced at a later date.
For more information, call Peggy
Williams at 584-2690.
Free legal services
Three Rivers Legal Services will
offer free civil legal services to low
income and other eligible citizens at
the Taylor County Public Library
Monday, Jan. 28, 'from 12:30-3 p.m.
To schedule an appointment,
please call toll-free (800) 495-0039.
Areas of practice include;
landlord/tenant, foreclosure, Social
-Security, living and legal wills,
_unfair sales practices, contracts,
Medicaid/Medicare and family law
Hamtiltonto head national
Steinhatchee native Ed L. Hamilton
has:been elected president-elect
of .:he American Pharmacists
Hamilton, a Taylor County High
Schiol graduate, is the first
pharmacist from Florida to be elected
president of the national organization
since '1952. See article on Living,
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Election issues dominate
With Tuesday's election fast
approaching, we have received many
Letters to the Editor from readers
concerning .the amendment and
referendums on the ballot.
Read the varying opinions
beginning on page A-2.
:Editorial ............. A-2
Religion .............. A-7
Community ......... .B-1
Mother charged in son's death
The mother of a 10-year-old
Madison boy, who was killed in a
car crash that occurred in Shady
Grove, has been charged in
connection to his death.
An arrest warrant was issued for
LaTara Tomeka Tyson, 32, of
Madison, Dec. 8; she was taken
into custody Dec. 14 and booked at
the Taylor County Jail on one
top 3 inches;
The new year has brought with
it some much needed rain, with
more than three inches reported
over the past two weeks.
According to the Florida
Division of Forestry, rain gauges
at Foley reported 3.07 inches of
rain so far in January, with all of
that amount falling since Jan. 11.
During the same period, the Perry
Forestry Station received 2.91
inches of rain and the gauge at the
Secotan tower reported 2.75
Those totals are almost as much
as was reported for the entire
months of November and
The recent rains also helped
lower the county's drought index
by more than 160 points since Jan.
11 to the mid 300s (out of a
The county, along withmost of
Flotidrh'owever, 'is *stilf' in "the --
midst of a long-standing drought,
with the two-year rain deficit
around 24 inches.
The outlook for the next three
months is for the current La Nifia
pattern to continue, according to
DOF officials. Drought conditions
are expected to worsen as La Nifia
tends to bring below average
rainfall to the state and above
The fire danger is also expected
to increase in the spring months as
periodic freezes will act to
increase fuel loading in already
dry areas. Rainfall amounts are
forecast to be near average by June
and above average toward the end
of the summer when the state
approaches the peak hurricane
The Suwannee River Water
Management District governing
board issued the agency's first-
ever Phase II Water Shortage
Mandatory water-use restrictions
early this month. The restrictions
will become effective districtwide
The order includes restrictions,
and some exemptions, for all
water-use categories including
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count of DUI manslaughter.
Judge Stephen "Buddy" Murphy
set bail at $15,000 during a first
appearance hearing Dec. 15; Tyson
was also ordered to consume no
alcoholic beverages or operate a
She posted bond Dec. 16 and
was released; her arraignment date
has been set for Feb. 21 before
Judges James "Roy" Bean.
Details of the crash were
included in the affidavit filed by
Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. J.B.
"On Nov. 3, 2007, at 2:45 p.m.,
the defendant was operating a 1999
Ford Explorer eastbound on C.R.
14. The defendant was traveling 87
miles per hour in the 55 miles per
hour zone. The vehicle's right side
tires left the 'roadway onto the
south shoulder of the roadway.
Subsequently, the defendant lost
control of the .vehicle which
resulted in a violent crash. During
the crash, the vehicle began
overturning on the roadway,.
crossed the westbound lane and
came to rest on the north shoulder.
DOC Secretary James McDonough presents the department's Medal of Valor to Jerry Well
who survived a brutal attack by three inrnates during an escape attempt Jan. 5, atTCl.
Tammy Simmons, left, was the first officer to witness the escape attempt and called f(
assistance. She was on hand during the ceremony honoring librarian Jerry Wells Friday.
Members of the Taylor County High girls soccer team celebrate after defeating Florida High
3-0 Thursday for the district championship. For more on that game plus the Lady Bulldogs'
trip to the state playoffs, see today's sports page.
The passengers (Don'Tavious Fead
and Henry Fead) were not properly
restrained and were ejected during
the crash. The crash caused the
death of the defendant's child
(Don'Tavious) and injuries to her
other child (Henry)...The
defendant was also injured in the
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Medal of Valor
The Florida Department of
Corrections (DOC) has presented
a medal of valor to librarian Jerry
Wells, who survived an attack by
three inmates during an escape
attempt at Taylor Correctional
Institution (TCI) earlier this
DOC Secretary James
McDonough personally presided
over the award ceremony held
Friday, Jan. 18, at TCI.
s "We are here to honor a member
.; whoputhimself in harm's way day
after day, -abloved, member who
was hurt and almost killed during
this escape attempt. And while we
don't like what happened to one of
our own, I would like to commend
you on the professionalism shown
by your officers during this
incident. You did what had to
be done and stayed within
"You understand your duty'
under our law and never stoop to
the level of those attempting to do
us harm. You rise above it--and
this is something you do everyday,
all day, year-round. I admire and
appreciate what you do,
"Yours is a thankless, complex
job and you don't get enough
credit. I want to personally thank
all of you for your service to the
State of Florida and to your
community," he said.
Joined by TCI Warden Duffie
Harrison, McDonough then asked
Assistant Warden J.W. Whitehurst
to post the order regarding Wells'
"Attention to orders:
Headquarters, Florida Department
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Vision Task Force
endorses final plan
After voting unanimously last week to approve its final draft, the Vision
2060 Task Force is now ready to present its 50-year plan for the county to
the county commission and city council. That plan, which will next be
transmitted to the county and city for approval, offers a glimpse into a
possible future for Taylor County.
The task force discussed the plan and the map during its final regular
meeting Thursday, Jan. 17, at Taylor County Middle School.
During the meeting, task force members approved a number of changes
before voting to finalize the plan.
According to the shared vision plan document, the design is based on the
hierarchy of place and community types, which is "designed as an
alternative to piecemeal planning and will discourage urban sprawl within
"The hierarchy of place provides standards of mixtures of residential
and non-residential land uses, building form and size, permanent open
space, protected, conservation land and wildlife corridors."
The plan uses three district types--urban, coastal and rural--and each
"must be planned in the form of complete and integrated neighborhoods,
containing housing, shops, workplaces, schools, parks and civic facilities
essential to the daily life of resident," the plan states.
Based on the "coastal corridor" alternative, which was one of three plans
developed last month, the final plan includes a urban center based in and
around Perry, with a corridor of development between Keaton Beach and
Steinhatchee, inland from County Road 361.
The map graphically represents preferred patterns of land use in Taylor
County, designed to implement the strategies and solutions recommended
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Who benefits? Few
Who will pay? All
:.When you go 'to the polls on
Tuesday, you will be asked to
consider Constitutional Amendmeinti;'
#1, commonly known as the
roperty tax amendment. When you
te, it is important to ask yourself
hether or not you will see any
benefit from the proposed reforms.
1. The current homestead exemption of
5,000 will be doubled, but the new exemption
0il only be assessed on your home's value from
50,OQOto $75,000. Your home must be
Irorth more than $75,000 to get the
ill benefit from the new exemption.
;:ven then, depending on the local
village rate, homeowners will only
see around $300 in annual savings.
3If your home is worth less than
.50,000, you'll see no benefit.
~2. A portability feature will be added to the
irrent Save Our Homes protection--which
Kimits. assessment increases on homesteaded
roerties to three percent annually. Under
is plan, long-term residents who
ave accrued savings over the years
1l be able to transfer up to
00,000 in assessment savings.
1For example, under the current
system, if you purchased your home
Er $100,000 ten years ago, the
maximum value for which your
,me could be assessed today would
$135,000, even if your property
'iay actually be worth $1 million
resultingg in $865,000 in value
Wu're not being taxed on). Under
ie new plan, if you wanted to move,
byou could bring with you up to
J500,000 of those accrued
, assessment savings.
: This will only benefit long-term.
homeowners who are already,
benefiting from the tax system. If
you bought your home in the last
; several years, will most likely see
little or no benefit from the new
option. In addition, a lawsuit has
already been filed arguing that the
Proposed system is
unconstitutional, and a victory by
the plaintiffs could bring down the
entire Save Our Homes system,
[ issues with ta>
:. Word of caution: Don't get the tax
- incentive referendum confused with the
property tax reform amendment.
; The Taylor County Commission and
Sthe Perry City Council are seeking
authorization to offer incentives to
"help existing businesses expand and
to lure new businesses. Any
Company leaders seeking this
exemption would have to prove to our
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costing those who enjoy its benefits
millions across the state.
3'';': Aew $25,000 tangible personal property
exemption for businesses will be established,
saving businesses up to $450 annually. This
will benefit business owners,
including those along the coast,
which have been hit hard by the
recent upsurge in property values.
While there are merits to this
provision, they are overshadowed by
the multitude of drawbacks
contained in this amendment.
4. A 10 percent annual assessment cap, similar
to Save Our Homes, will be created for non-
homesteaded properties (i.e. businesses,
apartments and second homes). This
provision may have benefited Taylor
County residents 10 years ago,
when property values began to
skyrocket, but now the market has
all but stalled. Unless there is a
sudden resurgence in the market, it
is unlikely that property values will
increase more than 10 percent a
year for the near future, meaning
few if any local residents will see a
benefit. While this provision may be
a good idea for the long-term, there
is still time to attach it to a better
So, who will benefit from the proposed
changes? Those with homes worth
more than $75,000, long-term
residents already benefiting from
Florida's tax structure, some small
businesses, and those with non-
homestead property where property
values are still steeply climbing.
Who won't benefit? Those with homes
worth less than $50,000, renters,
recent home buyers, and
homeowners living in areas not
experiencing the same. property
value spikes seen' along Florida's
Who will lose when our local governments have
to cut essential services to make up the lost
revenue? And who will pay when those same
governments levy new assessments for services
such asfireprotection and EMS?
All of us.
t confuse local
ejected officials that they are
providing quality new jobs with good
benefits. We think its a good move.
We also approve the city's intention
to align its election dates with
already established state elections; it
is an efficient, economical move.
Vote "yes" and help the city be good
stewards with your tax dollars.
es the Editorm
A solution to
This year I received an
education that I would like to
share with the voters in Taylor
I have lived in the Perry area for
three years now, a transplant from
the concrete jungles that are the
Washington, D.C., suburbs. I love
the slower pace and natural beauty
that this county has to offer.
I was opposed to both the
proposed coal plant and the
marina, and rather than whine
about them I decided to try to find
a viable solution to the
employment problems facing our
area, while at the same time
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I stood over a younger counter
newspaper and said, "Shheew,
She reached. over and turne
electric heater at her feet. "S
offered in response.
"No, no, leave your heater on,"
just step back a bit."
And then I threatened her,
Those who have neared my age
She has no idea, though.
Let me tell you my Cinderel
about hot flashes. I thought,
that the onslaught of hot flas]
empower me to wear skimpy co
me from ever getting col
conditioning, and always provid
the blush of good health.
It is time to debunk those myths
First of all, by the time you're
flashes, you don't need to bi
skimpy clothes. So, if you're 65 a
this while wearing a tube to
counseling. If you didn't wear a t
your teens, you missed that v
opportunity. You could go for
ask to be buried in one, but'
dodging the concept entirely.
Secondly, it is entirely possible
for a woman to withstand a
commercial air conditioner can th
SFriends behind my church pew, v
shawls, ask me how in the world
to sit there in a sleeveless dress.
"I'm 50," I say, and that's all I m
Of course, Life is all about ad
change, and in the next 60 second
temperature may drop 30 degree
forewarned, and get out of my wa
I was recently in the drive-thr
fast food restaurant when I recog
I was either going to die of
Suffocation (not a medically r
condition) right then and there, i
get out of my jacket immediately.
"Can I take your order?" a voic
I slammed the car into park.
"Can I take your order?"
"Just a minute," I ordered. I (
my seat belt, unlocked the door a
out the car door, where I took off
and exhaled, praying for a su
timely Arctic blast.
Is it hot in here?
SI o y Jp.. .
part at the "Ma'am, are you okay?" the voice theft,
it's hot in asked, wondering if she should call 911. 1
I smiled, waved and got back in my car,
d off the buckled my seat belt, and said, "I'll be fite
3orry," she and could you get me that drink quickly
I said. "I'll I'm sure she talked about me to her family
of co-workers. That's okay; if she lives lori
Wait until enough, she'll understand, and I'll
wearing a shawl by then.
, share my Finally, in my de-bunking, may I suggest
that the blush of good health that I expected'
to wear in my 50s, has been replaced by a
la fantasy unpredictable pattern of behavior (see l
Cinderella, above), splotchy skin (see in person) and.
hes would what gentile Southern women have always.
thes, keep called "glowing." That's polite language fori
d in air sweating and one more reason why the tube:
e me with top is out of the question. :
So you're wondering what a hot flash is?-"
s and a few First of all, count your blessings if yoi
have to wonder.
having hot Secondly, flash back (pun intended) 4
e wearing third grade. Remember when the teacher.
nd reading would ask a question and you were clueless.
p, go for Remember that she knew you were talkii'
tube top in and not paying attention? Remember tfi<
window of humiliation of knowing that all eyes wei*
broke and upon you? Suddenly a wave of heat, frof
I suggest your toes to your ear lobes, woulc
overwhelm your being. You were breathleS
at mid-life and disoriented, but only briefly, and then
nything a there was recess.
row at her. Well, when you're 50, it's like that, b ut.;
wrapped in there is no recess. :N
I can bear You literally drown in the feeling.
Or you suffocate moments before yqu.
lust say. drown. .
justing to It's like somebody forcing a pillow over'
s, my body your face, and holding you under the water
's. Just be at the same time.
ay. You can eat all the herbs you want, groW,
rough of a soy and sleep in it, but you'll still fin&rd
nized that yourself wishing for blast of cold air-
Hot Flash followed by a blanket, thrown off in a fit of
recognized heat, leaving you with cold feet, pushing
f I did not aside security guards while looking for the'.
e asked as Plus, while under the influence of a flasfi'
you feel as if it might be your last. And ar
the voice 50, you never know, so these events have ti:
be taken seriously.
disengaged I've never had anxiety attacks, but I thi.
nd lunged hot flashes must be their first cousins.
my jacket They have family reunions in hell, I hea,'!
hidden and where the temperature--in comparison--is.
SLet the community know what you think! l.
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'Thank you for your service'
Continued from page 1
of Corrections, Tallahassee,
Florida, dated 10,January. 2008.
The secretary has reposed special
trust and confidence in the
patriotism, valor, -fidelity and
abilities of, Jerry Wells in view of
these qualities and his conspicuous
gallantry and courage at the risk of
life, above and beyond the call of
duty he is awarded the
department's Medal of Valor on
this the 18th day of January 2008.
By order of the secretary, signed,
James McDonough, secretary,
Florida Department of
Corrections," Whitehurst said.
The award citation read:
"On Jan. 5, 2008, during an
attempted escape, three inmates
committed aggravated battery and
false imprisonment in the library
of Taylor Correctional Institution.
The librarian, Jerry Wells, while
working alone, was savagely and
brutally beaten and repeatedly
punched and kicked by inmates.
The three inmates assaulted Jerry
Wells while he was releasing them
to return to the compound and
preparing the Library to be secured
for the day. During the attack,
Librarian Wells suffered numerous
serious injuries and could: easily
have lost his life from a weapon
carried by one of the attempted,
escapees if not for the intervention
of an inmate library worker. The
three inmates then fled the library,
but were eventually apprehended
prior to breaching the inner
perimeter fence atop the security
building. Though Librarian Wells
was forced to relinquish his wallet,
personal body alarm and vehicle
keys during the assault and escape
attempt, he steadfastly refused to
abandon his post."
McDonough then presented the
medal to Wells and turned the floor
over to him.
"Thank God .for the family of
DOC. You helped me get through
this thing. Thank you. And
ssistartt Warden J.W. Whitehurst greeted DOC Secretary James McDonough during
emonies honoring Jerry Wells Friday.
rl, 2, inj ured in crash
Sntinued from page 1
crash and transported to
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
(TMH). A legal blood sample was
taken from the defendant at TMH
pursuant to the probable cause
relayed to me by Sgt. Stewart
Smith. The defendant was
Drought expected to intensify
Abntinued from page 1
beidential, commercial, industrial
i::Between now and April 7,
district staff are expected to meet
with city and county officials to
coordinate implementation and
enforcement guidelines. They also
ll meet with commercial and
I: the task force and its
-"rAround Perry, "compact mixed-
evillage" and "suburban village"
id types, which would provide
:iurvng around those land uses,
theast of Perry westward to
hway .98, would be the
gional employment center." A
nd is located north of town
een U.S. 19 and U.S. 221.
4any of 'the new development
s specifically refer to the coast.
SCoastal village," a medium
ity, primarily residential land
would extend between Keaton
ah and Steinhatchee, with a
ast village center" located in the
middle. Existing coastal areas,
iwh as Keaton Beach, Dekle
Wach and Steinhatchee, would be'
labeled coastal settlements for
In addition, rural developments
would represent a traditional
elopment pattern in the county
Hmay be existing communities,
as Shady. Grove, Salem and
resentatives from MSCW,
Orlando-based firm that has
n assisting the task force in its
ork, stressed that the proposed
land-use types include various
iies of residential, commercial
':The task force plans to turn over
ddpies of the plan and vision
Statements to the county and city
i!r:"the end of the month.
T:lfhe task force will next appear
before the Taylor County Planning
0iBpartment on Thursday, Feb. 7,
id then. the Taylor County
4i0nmission on.Tuesday, Feb. 19.
;Ji The plan will also be before the
!'rry City Council, but a date las
ait yet been set.
S"When asked Tuesday, MSCW
Senior Community Planner Curtis
Sstrodka said the task force plans
make several presentations in
coming weeks, including one at
e Steinhatchee Community
ter on Feb. 5.
At last week's meeting, the task
ifce also approved two
proclamationss to the city and
joomnty thanking them for their
SFor the past nine months, we,
hlihe Taylor County Vision 2060
i fk Force, have had the privilege
--f leading a historic community
participation program to develop a
I shared 50-year vision for Taylor
industrial interests to explain the
order and to solicit input.
According to SRWMD officials,
the unprecedented action was
taken in response to extremely low
groundwater levels experienced
throughout the 15-county region
during the current drought,
coupled with the predictions that
the drought will intensify over the
next several months.
interviewed Nov. 15...the
defendant stated she was operating
the vehicle at the time of the crash
and that she had consumed one
beer before the crash.
"On Dec. 18, 2007, I received
the blood results for the defendant
from the FDLE crime lab. The
results were 0.153 and 0.152'
grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters
Under Florida law, a breath-
alcohol level of 0.08 or higher is
prima facie evidence that a driver
was under the influence: f alcohol
to, the extent that h'is normal
faculties were impaired.,.:.
Also injured in the crash was a
third minor passenger, .Makilah
villages to expand?
County and its citizens:" the environment, strengthens our
proclamation begins, i i ce.. .s, and
"We can stay the course and provides a variety of choices for
allow a pattern of development how we live, work, play, travel and
that will cause us to consume land raise our families. The Task Force
at a rapid pace, encroach on critical recommends charting a new
environmental resources, cost course."
our residents and businesses A $100,000 grant from the
unnecessary expenditure of limited Florida Department of
financial resources, and, Community Affairs will
ultimately, diminish the very underwrite efforts in incorporating
quality of life that we so cherish. the Vision 2060 plan into
"Or, Taylor County can chart a the county's comprehensive
new course that conserves our plan.
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those misfit, felonious convict
rascals--there are two of you I am
thankful for," Wells said, referring
to two inmates who intervened on
his behalf during the attack.
Standing at attention during the
ceremony were members of the
TCI baton squad, whose entrance
into the presentation hall opened
the service and whose exit closed
McDonough, who is resigning
from the DOC,-told the assembled
officers, "I am pleased to be here
to say good-bye and to thank
you on behalf of the State of
Following the award ceremoil
McDonough visited with Weis
and his family, as well as wiih
those in attendance.
Wells again expressed his thanks
to the family of DOC, his fiancee
Nan Albritton, and to the tv>
inmates who came to his
"They kept me from being
killed. But as bad (of a beating) as
I got, I thank God that I-am doing
as good as I am. I still have a lot of
bad minutes, but there are als'
some good ones now. It is just
going to take time...lots of time,:'
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A-4 Taco Times January 23, 2Q0
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candidates 'meet' Perry
program slated March 1
The Florida Jr. Miss candidates have already
"found" Perry and completed an orientation at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe on Saturday, Jan. 12.
"We met with the girls to welcome them to Taylor
County and to go over all rules, regulations and
schedules for the week of the program," said Dana
Schwab,'one of the board members overseeing-this
"The candidates and their parents were introduced
to their host families, and Joyce started the morning off
with a welcoming breakfast buffet of hot teas, coffee,
and juice which included an assortment of muffins,'
SLocal.faces abound in this photograph which spotlights State Jr. Miss candidates as well as
the board of directors for this event. Rick Olcott, front and center, welcomed candidates
during an orientation hosted by Joyce's Main Street Cafe on Jan. 12. Other directors, pictured
on back row, include Gary and Amy Knowles, Allison Bishop, Lori Wiggins, Dana and Chad
Schwab. Also pictured in the center of the back row is'Taylor County's representative Lauren
Hardin. She will compete against candidates from the following counties: Orange, St. Johns,
Gulf, Polk, Duval, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa.
Hamilton to lead nation's pharmacists
Ed L. Hamilton, FAPhA director
of pharmacy at the Regency
Medical Center in Winter Haven,
has been elected as president-elect
of the American Pharmacist
He will be installed at the APhA
156th Annual Meeting and
Exposition in San Diego, Calif.,
Hamilton will automatically
succeed to the office of president
on April 6, 2009, at the conclusion
of the 2009 meeting in San
He has practiced in community,
.hospital and long-term care
Pharmacyy, earning his Bachelor's"..
of ph~riri' ahTf9'rPfhnmDfr6ij ;
the University of Florida.
His service to the APhA includes
being a member of the Board of
Trustees, president of the APhA-
APPM, and a delegate to the APhA
House of Delegates for 17 years.
Hamilton has served as president
of the Florida Pharmacy
Association (FPA), President of
the FPA Foundation, and Speaker
of the FPA House of Delegates. He
is also ai past president of the
University of Florida College of
Pharmacy. Alumni Association.
Hamilton's honors include being
named FPA Florida
S Pharmacist of the Year and
APhA Fellow. He has also received
the Bowl of Hygeia Award, the
FPA/IPA Inspiration and
Motivation Award, and the
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Distinguished Pharmacy Alumnus
Hamilton was born in
Steinhatchee to Clara Carmichael
'Strickland and the late Eddie J.
Hamilton. He is married to the
former Ann Massey of Perry, and
they have two sons, Neil and Alan,
a daughter-in-law, Erica, and
Hamilton has four sisters: Betty
Green, Irene Grant, Bonnie Rooks
and Linda Bryant. He graduated.
from Taylor County High School
in 1970 and is the first pharmacist
from Florida to be elected
Tyson & Haley Hart
Baby Boy due Feb. 27
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Boy: Triston Murphy due April 12
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Danishes and scones," said Schwab. I -'-
"The board is very grateful to her for the delicious'."
breakfast, and for the tasty buffet she provided foci "
lunch. It was great." ,r
Board members also include Rick and Reba Olcottc:r.,;,,
Allison Bishop, Amy and Gary Knowles, Lorir"i
Wiggins, and Chad Schwab. ,r
The contestants will return to Perry on Saturday,.:;
Feb. 23, for a week of practice and red carpet treatment .p.;i
before the program, which will be held atsthe Taylor:--:.i
County High School Gym on Saturday, March 1, at.: o:
Friends of Library to honors
Mary Lou Whitfield MondaY
A publication reception and celebration will honor author and historian rT
Mary Lou Whitfield at the Taylor County Public Library on Monday, Jan-,
28, at 5:30 p.m. The Friends of the Library cordially invite the public. ~;;.
Come for spaghetti Saturday! :
The Steinliatchee Garden Club will host its annual Spaghetti Supper on""
Jan. 26, between the hours of 5 and 7:30 p.m. at the community center. The 7' ":
cost of the meal is $5 per plate. All proceeds will send Steinhatchee'"'
students to Wekiva Youth Camp this summer. '
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B-5 Taco Times January 23, 2008
Letters to the Editor _i
'Voting for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil'
An open letter to the churches of
Perry and in particular for all the
leaders: priests, preachers, pastors,
elders; but also to their "flocks."
In scripture, the concept of
discipleship appears in two ways,
historical and personal. In the
historical Christian context it refers
to the interaction between Christ,
the Master Teacher and his
followers known as the disciples.
At the core, it referred to those who
had a close and special affiliation
with the Rabbi from Nazareth,
Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
On the personal level,
discipleship refers to the encounter
that occurs between Christ, the
transformed individual, and the
world. It refers also to the
challenges that Christian
commitment brings, and to the
resultant life of faith. Thus,
discipleship involves not only what
a Christian does on behalf of Christ
but how Christ is represented in the
The word disciple comes from
the Greek word mathetes, meaning
"adherent." It depicts
whose mind is set on a
the New Testament,
mostly of Jesus'
especially in the G
disciple, then, is a pupi
who is apprenticed to a
teacher for the pi
Get the 'facts' before Tuesday's elect
When you vote on or before Jan.
29, there will be two items on the
ballot that many voters don't
These are the property tax
exemption referenda 'for the
County and the City. These
teTnporary exemptions are tools
used 1by many local governments
to induce new businesses to move
into their areas, or to encourage
existing businesses to expand.
Typically, they will grant the
business a temporary real estate tax
exemption in exchange for the
creation of a specified number of
This allows the business to get
established and up to speed before
it begins paying full real estate
taxes. After the temporary tax
exemption period ends the
business pays its full taxes, like all
other businesses. New jobs are
created and the local governments
benefit from the increase in taxable
False information is being
spread about these two items. A
friend of mine was urged to vote
against them because (she was
told) they would increase
everyone's taxes (absolutely
untrue) and that it was a ruse to
divert local funding to the hospital
(absolutely untrue). The person
who made those claims identified
herself with a local group that
seems to be opposed t
Don't be fooled. Ge
from someone in a p
know them. Our uner
rate is too high and we
businesses (or expa
existing businesses) to c
jobs, which will bene
Superintendent backs tax incenti)
Dear Editor: This referendum is mandated by school district.
The decision by the Taylor the Florida Constitution and allows We all know ho
County Board of County local government to consider dollars are to our
Commissioners and the Perry City providing this incentive in and to its cus
Council to ask the voters to appropriate situations. Each community's mos
reauthorize the economic situation is addressed individually resource, our childre
development property tax and requires public hearings. In this time of de
incentive is a sound one. It will Taxes that the school system dollars to education
give the county commission and receives are not affected by the impact that the
the city council the authority to implementation of any incentive amendment #1 \
place a moratorium on the taxing used to attract or grow new coupled with the risi
of industry coming to Taylor businesses. 100% of any new inflation, will have
Cougity, and thereby keep 60 new school taxes incurred as a result of and damaging im
quality jobs in our community, this incentive increasing the tax school system.
ratlier than relocating to Texas. base are realized by the local That is why
TODA responds to 'inaccurate state
mind made up; even in the
newspaper. So I will address the
facts misrepresented only.r
The inaccurate statement was,
"The problem is that those special
interests tax exemptions don't help
the retail clerks, the car mechanics,
the secretaries, the teachers, the
nurses, the laborers, the factory
In tbe'Jan. 16 edition of the Taco
Times, a letter to the editor titled,
"Referendum failed in '06," again
paints:community leaders in a bad
light,;is narrow in its viewpoint,
and rfisrepresents the facts. I try
not fo have discussions with
people Who already have their
' Voting y
Continued from page 2
S reducing the potential
environmental impact that these
projects could impose.
S I contacted a life-long friend
wiho is the president of a large
venture capital brokerage (a
company that puts growing
businesses in touch with investors)
and told him what I wanted to do.
He kriew of a successful furniture
manufacturing company that was
looking to expand, and we set up
meetings with the decision makers
from that company and Taylor
As 4 liaison for this project I was
able to attend the meetings, and
both sides brought great things to
the table. The furniture company
would be able to provide close to
100 jobs in its first year of
business, complete with benefits
including health insurance, and the
payroll would add about two
milliohi dollars to the local
economy the first year alone. The
projected growth would have made
the company a contender with
Bucklye as the largest employer
within years, and add eight to 10
million dollars in direct wages.
They could use existing structures
in the county and would have very
little .nvironmental impact on the
;Te county could offer a ready
workforce that is familiar with
manufacturing jobs and shift work.
The arious wood products needed
for &e furniture could be obtained
loc1 y. The proximity of the ports
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Perry, FI. 32348 (formerly Old Robe
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workers, the hairdr
small business own
exemption was rec
order to create 60 ne
at Lance in Taylor
than in Texas.
Now all of those
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is isa 'no brai
at Jacksonville and Tampa made
the shipping of the metal frames,
convenient. There were several
financial incentive programs
offered by the state and the county,
but what was not on the table was
a tax exemption program,
something that the other
municipalities on their short list of
potential sites were offering. If this
very common incentive had been
added to the pot, I have no doubts
that Taylor County would have be
#1 on the list.
We have yet to see how this will
play out. The investors for the
expansion, frightened by the
mortgage crises and fearful of a
recession, have put the project on
the shelf waiting for better
economic weather. I have been
promised by one of the owners of
the company that our area will be
revisited once they feel that it is
safe to renew plans for growth. I
am looking forward to this
For me, voting
Sbrainer. It allows
capital for the bu
with decent wages
of local citizens. It
County to be con
other areas that ar
enhance their econor
business, and costs
county nothing out-E
The wages b
businesses and all
growth: Many of t
that consider Tayl
benefits. And as far
the tax revenue
If we build the ecc
base will grow, far
minor concession. T
in not attracting bu
only keeps loc
unemployed and un
It's very simple math
, the negative
ing pressure of
Superintendent of Schi
asking you join me in v
on the Cdunty
Referendum, next Tue
Oscar M. I
Cities, counties using 'fear tactics'
- a ,tgniiiait Dear Editor:
[pact on our Your editorial on Jan. 16, "Do
we need this tax reform," is very
as your disappointing to me.
SGovernor Crist, Senator Pruitt,
m e nt and Representative Rubio worked
extremely hard with the Florida
Senate and House to encourage
ressers or the those members of the Senate and
ers." The tax Legislature to write a
ently used in constitutional amendment for
:w quality jobs property tax reform.
County rather Realizing there was a part in the
amendment that was not perfectly
sixty workers clear, the Florida Senate and
.e page 8 Legislature met again for days and
worked carefully to make the
.PJ im P 'po-'pM!it-ep1 ameitfent very clear.
The Florida County and
e Municipal Leagues have spent
I over a million dollars for lobbyists
and advertising to prevent the
yes on the Florida constitutional amendment
dum is a no from passing. They have used fear
more working tactics that are untrue and also
siness to get used some of our tax money to
creating jobs, spread false information.
in the pockets Our schools, firefighters and
allows Taylor, police will not be harmed by this
ipetitive with amendment because there is a
re looking to provision in the tax laws for
mies with new special districts to be formed
the city and within the counties for these
of-pocket. services. State school tax money
olster local will be increased to our county
ow for their with the new state budget. The best
he companies feature of special district tax
or will bring- money is the tax money for fire,
and other police .and schools can only be
as the loss of used for each individual one of
from the these services. The money cannot
be used for any other purpose. This
onomy, the tax prevents spending property tax
offsetting this revenue for feel good or
he real cost is unnecessary projects.
isiness, which Property owners in this county
al residents and state are in deep trouble with
der-employed. the current property taxes and
h. home insurance costs. My family
Iv. Steve Brow paid five thousand three hundred
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dollars ($5,300) a year,property tax
on a seventy-five foot wide by-one
hundred foot deep lot on the back
canal at Keaton Beach. The lot was
vacant without a house. This is an
example of the outrageous
unacceptable tax structure we have
in Florida. Two large houses at
Keaton Beach are in foreclosure.
Many houses have been for sale.
None are selling.
The theory by some whom have
told me, "people that have money
will buy those beach houses' is a
ignorant statement. "Those" people
that are referred to in the statement
are not ignorant by any means.
"'Those" people. have many
locations to choose from. Very
significant property taxes from the
Taylor coastal communities goes
into our county tax revenue.
If new construction and growth
stop in our county and existing
properties don't sell because of the
high taxes and insurance, where
does our local government think
they will get the money they think
they need? Property values will
drop. Small retail businesses will
Tax appraisers will have to
adjust property taxes down or face
legal challenges. This special tax
amendment is not perfect. "One
shoe does not fit all." We will all
benefit with jobs and the economy
will prosper if the amendment
If this'tax amendment fails to
pass, it will be a long time, if ever,
that we will see another attempt to
fix a broken tax system.
George D. Stamos
Charter change will save
city taxpayers 'thousands'
The board of directors of the
Perry-Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce recommends a "yes"
vote on the city charter change
issue that appears on the Jan. 29
Adoption of the ballot proposal
will move city elections to
coincide with state and federal
elections. This streamlining of
elections will save taxpayers
thousands of dollars per election
cycle. This is exactly the kind of
thing taxpayers have been asking
government officials to initiate for
years. Now they have.
'The savings cannot occur,
however, without voter approval.
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ice," or We all call ourselves "Christian,"
a person but what does that word mean if
purpose. In we are NOT followers of Christ
it is used and his teachings. There are some
disciples, that would say if we claim to be
ospels. A Christian and then we don't act as a
1 or learner Christian that we are taking the
a master or Lord's name in vain (a violation of
purpose of the third commandment.)
In the Bible (God's Word) Jesus
taught about the wheat and the
j tares. Do you remember that? He
fl I said that the tares were sown by the
devil amongst the wheat and that
we were not to pull them out least
o any new we also destroy the wheat. The
residential winnowing will come at the time
of the second coming. While we
t the facts are not to pull them out, we shall
position to also be able to identify them by
mployment their fruits.
need new All you church leaders have
mansion of taken vows to follow Christ and his
:reate more teachings, so why then do you not
efit almost do so? Where is the fear of the
Lord in your churches? Where is
Ray Evans the fear of the Lord in your own
lives? Without naming names (you
know who you are), I have heard
say such things as "I can't preach
the Gospel because I would lose
my job." I don't care what the Bible
ools, I am says, I am not going to change our
voting YES church practices. I know that I
and City have evil persons in my church,
esday, Jan. but I can't do anything about it."
Well here is a warning for you:
Howard, Jr. "You are the shepherd that is
ity Schools supposed to feed my flock."
And he spoke a parable to them:
"Can the blind lead the blind? Will
they not both fall into the ditch? A
disciple is not above his teacher,
but everyone who is perfectly
trained will be like his teacher. And
why do you look at the speck'in
your brother's eye, but do not
perceive the plank in your own
eye? Or how can you say to your.
brother, 'Brother, let me remove
the speck that is in your eye', whe.',
you yourself do not see the plank '
that is in your eye? Hypocrite!.
First remove the plank frorim yo0r
own eye, and then you will see,
clearly to remove the speck that is-
in your brother's eye.
For good tree does not bear bad
fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good
fruit. For every tree is known by its.
own fruit. For men do not gather
figs from thorns, nor do they,
gather grapes from a bramble bush.
A good man out of the good-
treasure of his heart brings forth
good; and an evil man out of the
evil treasure of his heart brings
forth evil. For out of the abundance'
of the heart his mouth speaks.
But why do you call Me 'Lord,.;
Lord,' and not do the things which
I say?" Luke 6:39-46
What is the purpose of this
letter? It is to ask you (the leaders
of our Churches) to do what is
right in this election season! Take"
the above passage ( Luke 43-46),
-* Please see page 8
A-6 The Taco Times January 23, 2008
State playoff game here Thursday
Girls soccer team takes district title
Members of the TCHS girls soccer, team celebrate following their 3-0 win over Florida High
for the district championship. The Lady Bulldogs will face South Walton lore Thursday night
in the-first round of the state playoffs.
Snapper limit may be cut to 2
The Florida Fish and Wildlife waters. These measures would final rule changes for management
Conservation Commission (FWC) reduce the daily recreational and of wildlife and regulations on
will meet Feb. 6-7 at the.Bay commercial bag limit for Gulf red wildlife management areas during
Point Marriott Resort in Panama snapper from four fish to two fish the Feb. 6 (Wednesday) session.
City Beach. The meeting will per person in state waters, Proposals include changing the
convene at 8:30 a.m. both days. establish a zero daily bag limit for definition of nuisance wildlife as
Marine fisheries issues will be captains and crews of Gulf for-hire that which causes or is about to
on the Feb. 7 (Thursday) agenda, vessels, and change the cause property damage. Wild hogs
including a final public hearing on recreational red snapper fishing will be defined as free-roaming
proposed rule amendments for red season in the Gulf from April 15 hogs that legally cannot be
-snapper in Gulf of Mexica state through Oct. 31 to June 1 through claimed as domestic hogs in
waters intended to be consistent Sept. 30. private ownership.
with pending rules for Gulf federal Commisi, ners will con ider
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The Taylor County High girls
soccer team won the District 2,
3A title Thursday night with a 3-0
drumming against rival Florida
The Lady Bulldogs had tied
Florida High twice during the
regular season, but in the title
game Taylor County put up two
early goals in the first half and
added another in the second half to
put away the Seminoles for good.
The win bets up this Thursday's
match against South Walton
County (7-7-2) in the first round
of the state playoffs. That match
will get underway at 7 p.m. at
"I felt lii..e \'s were tl;e better
team all season, but FSU kept
finding ways to come back against
us," said Head Coach Dale Brewer.
"The girls worked hard and played
like a team to put this game away
early. We're playing our best
soccer- of the year right now. I
couldn't be any prouder of the
Taylor County scored early in
the first half on a cross from'Katie
Cooper to Jordan Williams who
pulled the trigger 15 yards from
out in front. of the goal to put it
into the back of the net. Later in
the half Savannah Cantrell put a
well placed corner kick down in
the box that Cooper nailed in the
net for Taylor's second goal of the
In the second half FSU
desperately tried to find the net,
but the Lady Bulldogs' defense
made up of Brooke Barton,
Natalie Clark, Cameron Myers and
Jennifer Hunter were tough on the
Lady Noles attackers only
allowing four shots all night.
"I can't say enough about how
well our defense played in the
district playoffs," said Brewer.
"We also had to bring up JV
goalkeeper Elizabeth Devane to
replace an injured Korie Wilsorlq
for the district playoffs. Elizabethi
did a great job filling in for Korie,
posting a shutout against Florida
Later in the second half Jennifer
Hunter placed a beautiful pass to
Cantrell who beat a defender to get
one on ooe against the Noles
keeper who couldn't stop the goal
on a far post shot from 18 yards
"Our passing has improved so
much since the beginning of the
season," said Brewer. "Midfielders
Courteney Mincy, Gloria Taylor,
Kacy Parks, Jordan Williams,
Jenna Helm, Hayden Barton,
Tiffany Ragans and Shae Homer
have played very well. Mincy is
the Big Bend's assist leader this
season. She has-really learned to
play the middle and create
offensive opportunities for our-
When the Big Bend's season-
ending stats were released this
week, Taylor County had three
pla ers in the top 10 including the
number one scorer-in the'area.
Freshman Savannah Cantrell
finished tops in scoring with 26
goals and 12 assists. Sophomore
SThe Taylor County High boys'
soccer team opened their defense of
the District 2, 3A title Tuesday
night at Perry's Dorsett Stadium
against Florida High.
The Bulldogs are seeking their
fourth straight district title.
Taylor County (9-5-2) was
Courteney Mincy finished fourth
with 20 goals and 18 assists.
followed by Senior Katie CoopTe
in 8th with 18 goals and 7 assists. --
Cooper had limited playing time:-
this season due to a lingering,
thigh injury but is healthy naow,
heading into the first round of the.
state playoffs starting this:'
Thursday night at 7 p.m. against
South Walton at Perry's Dorsett.:
Stadium. South Walton finished-:
second in District 1 after a 2-
loss to Pensacola Catholic last:::
"From the beginning of the'..
,seasofi the District Title was our
number one goal, then making-:a..:.
successful run in the state-
playoffs. That run starts this-
Thursday night," said Coach.
Brewer. "We hope to have a big-:
crowd out there to cheer us on..
against South Walton."
slated to take on Florida High
Tuesday at 7 p.m. The winner will
advance to Friday's championship....
game against top-seeded Marianna.
Friday's game will also be.
played at Dorsett Stadium and will'
get underway at 7 p.m.
City youth baseball
Tryouts and registration for the
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Feb. 11 and 12,from 5:30 p.m..
until 7 p.m.
*10-under players will tryout
Feb. 11 and 12 from 5:30 p.m.
until 7 p.m.
*Rookie tryouts for 7 and 8-
year-olds will be held Feb. 18 and
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*T-ball tryouts for 5 and 6-year-
i'bdtswill b)Fe6b220';anrid 21 from
5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
*Girls softball tryouts for 9-12-;:
year-olds will be Feb. 20 and 21.
from 5:30 p.m. until-7 p.m.
.All tryouts will be held ati
Catharin Norman Park. For more
information, contact the recreation:
department at 584-7161.
to be held Feb. 7
A coaches meeting for the:
upcoming City of Perry youfi"'
baseball league will be held Feb.
All coaches for baseball and
softball teams are asked to attend.
The meeting will be held at 6
p.m. in the city council chambers.
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Ash Wednesday is two weeks away
Catholics announce Lenten services
Masses at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. will mark this year's observance of Ash
Wednesday for the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Both
services will include the blessing and imposition of ashes. An Ash
Wednesday Soup & Salad Dinner will follow the 5:30 p.m. service.
The weekly mass schedule at the church is: Monday, Wednesday and
Friday masses at 5:30 p.m; Tuesday mass at 9 a.m.; communion service on
The Stations of the Cross will be observed every Friday during Lent at
6 p.m., following the 5:30 mass. Reconciliation/confession is offered
every Saturday from 4-5:45 p.m. and by appointment.
JX0an Delphia Marshall
loan Delphia Marshall, 85, died
Jan. 17, 2008, at her residence in
Born in Butler County, Ky., she
hadabeen a resident of Perry since
1980. She was a homemaker and
mefiber of the Latter Day Saints.
She was preceded in death by
her'husband, O.B. Marshall, and a
son;;Jerry Marshall. -_
Survivors include: a daughter,
Vivian Connell of Perry; a sister,
Dois Meadors of Kentucky; one
granddaughter; one great
grandson; and a host of nieces and
Memorial services will be
Sunday, Jan. 27, at 12:15 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Later
Day Saints on Woods Creek Road.
Ya P. Bums is in charge of the
?Patricia Ann Mosley
Patricia Ann "Pat" Mosley, 62,
dia Jan. 17, 2008, at her
She was born in Revera, Mass.
Mqing here from Boston, Mass.,
sh.had lived in Perry for the past
37 years. She was a member of
Pey.: First Church of God and
worked as an LPN at Marshall
Health Care for many years.
Survivors include: her husband
of 32 years, Billy Mosley of Perry;
four sons, Michael Markey of
Ocala, Jim Markey, Scott Markey
and Billy Wayne Mosley, all of
Perry; two daughters, Ileen
Robnett of Mayo and Sharlene
Sturdivant of Palatka; one brother,
Michael Swan of Boston; one
sister, Catherine Chilante of
Boston; 15 grandchildren; and four
Funeral Services were held
Monday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at Joe
P. Burns Funeral Home Chapel
with Mike Hicks officiating and
Byrum Whitfield assisting.
Interment followed at Pisgah
Family members received
friends Sunday from 5-7
p.m., at Burns Funeral Home,
which was in charge of
"Pat" Johnson, Jr.
Walter Patrick "Pat" Johnson,
Jr., 83, died Jan. 11, 2008, at the
VA Hospital in Gainesville.
Mr. Johnson attended public
Faith-Based Program Helping People
Find Feedom from Addiction
CHARITY BAPTIST CHURCH
580 E. Hwy. 27, Perry, Fla.
Every Friday 7:00 PM
m ti 1 b0l4)22a-JHQPE of 58.4-7590 for informatrlo r ide- In". .*;d';2'"l
.:odrs if~SII~~a-JlaP~o~f&4+ I1
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
tfor the rest of-their lives without
the burden of making monthly
SThis is now possible thanks
to a Home Equity Conversion
'Mortgage created by the Federal
(Government's Department of
jHousing and Urban Development,
also known as HUD.
\ This money can be used to:
1. Pay off an existing mortgage.
2. Pay for medical expenses
r-i3. Supplement income
t4. Supplement savings
5. Make repairs to the home
lew Patients Welcome
6. Provide financial assistance to
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
For more information, call the
Consumer Awareness hotline for
a free recorded message, anytime
24 hours a day at 888-812-3156,
tephen M. Henry DMD
)avid R. Schneck DMD
Mini Implants for
Crowns & Bridges
schools in Hazelhurst, Ga., Purdue
University and South Georgia
College. He served with the U.S.
Navy from 1943 to 1945. During
World War II, he served on a patrol
gun boat and destroyer escorts
Impulse and King's Mill as ,an
electrician's mate. He received
medals for participation in :the
American Theatre Campaign,
European-African Middle Eastern
Theatre and Campaign and Service
Victory World War II.
He was employed with Gilman
Paper of St. Mary's, Ga., in the
maintenance department and by
Interstate Paper in Riceboro, Ga.,
as a multi-craft mechanic.
Mr. Johnson moved to
Steinhatchee in 1971, where he
owned and operated Pat Johnson's
Fish Camp until his retirement in
1998. He was a licensed captain
and fishing guide. He was also a
licensed electrician and plumber.
He was building inspector for
Taylor County after the Storm of
the Century. He was a life member
of the VFW in Florence, S.C., the
American Legion Post in.
"* Please see page 8
Gospel concert stresses 'new beginnings'
A gospel concert, with the theme "New Beginnings in Christ," will be
held Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Church of God of Prophecy located
at 613 W. Hampton Springs Avenue in Perry.
All choirs, praise teams and praise dancers wishing to perform should
contact Terry Knight at 850-253-8072. The service is based on the scripture,
"Behold all things have passed away, and all things have become new..."
All men in the community invited!
First Presbyterian Church will hold a Men's Breakfast for all men in the
community on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 8 a.m. Guest speaker for this event will
be Heeth Varnedoe III, the president and CEO of Flowers Industries.
Varnedoe penned a book, "Called to Excellence: Redefining Success in
the Workplace," attributing his personal and business success to Christian
values. "We'd be pleased to have all the men in this community come and
hear this fine gentleman," said Vaughan Early, who is helping to coordinate
the event for the church. "Mark your calendars now and be our guests,"
The church is located at 310 Plantation Road. For more information on
this or any of the church's events, please call 584-3826.
Family and Friends Day is Sunday
Little Bethel A.M.E. Church invites the community to attend "Family
and Friends Day" on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. The Rev. Lee E. Plummer
and the St. James A.M.E. Church of Quincy will render service.
A "YES" vote for the referendum
Our definition of quality jobs includes
employer-paid benefits, like health insurance.
More jobs with healthcare benefits
will only help our hospital.
This referendum is not related to
State Constitutional Amendment #1
For more information, contact the Taylor County Development Authority at 584-JOBS.
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117 NE Hwy. 351
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A-7 Tac0 Times January 23, 2008
A-8 Taco Times January 23, 2008
Little.:St. John Missionary Baptist Obituaries
Church welcomes a epsr ne t
m ord enitnoC(fo page 7)
The adjourned.session of the First Bethlehem Associationwill be held Saturday,'
Jai..26; atTrinity MB.:Church in Tallahassee..
: ,New-Mt h ioniMB. Church led by the Rev:.lzell Montgomey Jr., willhave their
annual MissioniDay.Suindlay a.3 p:m. The'guest speakerwill be from New Zion
Missionary:Bapfist Church in Greenville. A qitywideinvitation'is extended.
, Thie 24th lDr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative'program :was enjoyed
Sunday evening at New BrooklyrnM.B. Church and:the'attendance:was ver good.
!;:The officers-and members of Little Saint John Missionary BaptistChurchtinvite
iyeu to come and celebrate the installation of',newly elected pastor, Robert M.
Butler, Sunday; Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. The Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes:andbtis congregation of
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will be in charge of this esteemedeoccasion. The
moderator James Bobby, Duval will perform the installation service. For more:
information, please contact Sister Doretha Reddin (850)584-7660 or Sister Willie
"Mae Donaldson -(850)584,6211. A banquet will precede the event Feb. 4.
Willie C. Johnson would like to thank her.family and many friends who visited
and called her whileshe was in the hospital. "Thanks to my pastor the Rev. Donald
McBride a special thanks to sister Lellia Rhines and sister Annie Lee Pigford and
Pastor Toney Graham for coming to the hospital and having prayer with me. May
God forever bless you." Willie C. Johnson.
Say a prayer for the sick, shut-in at home, in hospitals and nursing homes. As
,well as for schools, veterans, old disabled and the hungry. Children be obedient.
Let us all treat others like we want to be treated.
'Steinhatchee, a. 32nd Degree
Mason, Shriner' and member of
Fellowship Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his
parents, Walter P.'Johnson Sr.; a
sister, Annette Bullard Johnson;
and a brother, Robert L. Johnson.
Survivors include: 'his wife of 59
years, Alice Cato Johnson; a
daughter, Kay Hobbs of
Lexington, S.C.; a son, Michael
Kids age 3 through sixth
First United Methodist Church of
Perry announces the beginning of
Pioneer Clubs every Wednesday
evening at 6:30 p.m. for kids age three
through sixth grade. For more
information, please call 584-3028 or
visit the Web site at fumcperry.org.
Letters to he Editor
Chamber b referendum
Dear Editor: local .issue:is.not related to state County workers find quality jobs
-,eThe Taylor Coty economy stittionaiaendment#1. The and benefits here .at home by
'teds moretquality jobs that hve separate 'measures are clearly, adopting policies that encourage
good employee benefits. marked onirthe ballot. businesses to expand or build new
S'For that reason the Perry-Taylor -ur community will continue to operations in :our. community
County Chamber of Commerce gr owi population. At least sme rather than c .creating jobs
supports adoption of ;the fi that populaton. growth should. elsewhere..
e nferendum that authorizes. ocal i comi ifrom, Tylor County young Vote "yes" Jan. 29 to allow
government to .,grant limited. p ple whO want to: remain or incentives that help:create quality
property tax exemptions 'to new rreui to thecom, omunity after, jobs. and benefits.
Sandexpanding businesses. -o ng their school mg Sincerely,
Local government has had the : erstan dbly, workers are Sandy Beach-Manning
authorityt to grant incentives tojo'.- :se ching for qualtyjobs with Chairman, Chamber of
eat:mgusinesses:in the past,-, and ;go p benefits. We an help Taylor Commerce
elected officials have used :the' ;
power wisely. However, the : .
authority to grant incentives has '
-sunset. .To be available in the, :
future, voters: must .re-adop::t the -
incentive authority. o
S oters. can dothat by voting *,. :WE
S yes" on .the city and county
: ferendums January 29. This
to grant exemptions
Continuedfrom page 5
are riot factory workers, but the
m ajority are. One or two of them Met
Iuaay be secretaries. Ask them
whether they consider themselves
"special, interests." .
If any of these new salaries
passed throughretail clerks, car
.'mechanics, nurses, laborers,.
"~hrdressers, or small business
owners, have they not benefited?
What part of local economy
Doesn't thewriter understand?
And finally, unlike the writer
states, voting yes on Jan. 29 on the
county/city referendums does not
give any:tax exemption. It only
,provides the- authorization to
consider it if the situation.
Rick Breer, Director
Taylor County Development
: t:e:r 6x8 $*
ore for evil. 9x 6, $
Continued from page 5
: and apply it to each of the
S andidates running for president
-f -the United States. And then
how "your flock" how voting for
' t he lesser of the two evils is still
vytinig for evil. Search the
ripture and see if Jesus, would
,vote for evil.' Ifyou cannot find a
candidate that follows the two
great commandments, then I
'would suggest, .that in this
upcoming election you vote for
m-one of the above., Don't just look
at the front runners, look at all 207
S andidates for president. Find
them on the internet and'read what
they have to say.
'iRead Christ's warning to the
churches in Revelation'and see if
you want to be in a church that
voted for. evil. Remember Christ's
S warning to the scribes, lawyers
iand Pharisees in the four Gospels
and .then for all the people' who
Ialk about the separation of church
and state, separate yourself and
your church from your fear of the
state and preach what is righteous
from your pulpit. Get involved'in
'the election or risk losing this
'great country of ours!
David Ernst Furniss
Johnson of Savannah, Ga.; a sister,
MaryAnn Floyd of Hazelhurst,
Ga.; two grandsons; three great
grandchildren; and several nieces
Memorial services were held
Monday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. at
Fellowship Baptist Church in
Rick Gooding Funeral Home
was in charge of all the
Reba L. Sadler-Dean
Reba L. Sadler-Dean, 72, of
Lutz, died, Jan. 13, 2008.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Barney Dean, and
daughter, Kathy Zerance.
Survivors include: three sons,
Robert E. Sadler of Perry, Charles
D. Sadler of Perry and Wayne R.
Sadler of Temple Terrace; two
daughters, Pam M. Sadler of Idaho
and Rita A. Hill of Lutz; two
WE ARE EXCITED TO
BRING YOU THE KELLER.
sisters; Marie Nola ofProvo,'Uta&,
and Merlene Cochranof Perry; 1:-
grandchildren; and, 19 great
Funeral services: were h:lt'i.
Monday, Jan. 21, at l11 am.:'it:.;
Terrace Oaks Chapel. iinterment';
followed at Sunset. Memoiy
Gardens; The :family -receiveid
friends: Sunday, Jan. 20, fromin 4,
8 p.m. at the funeral home.:Words
of comfort may be::expessed
Do the right thing
Always come first
In all things
Seek first to.understaid
Ideas before results
Togeer eveyne aciees mor
Starts with o*esty ; ;
2008 PROMISES TO BE A GREAT YEAR. DUE TO:
*BEST Rates -BEST Inventories BESTIValu
B-1 TaCO Times January 23, 2008
Perry Lions Club holds
charter ceremony Feb. 8
The City of Perry held its annual Arbor Day ceremony Friday morning at Heritage Park, planting a live oak tree. Taking part
in the event were: (I to r) County Forester Stan Sheppard, Tommy Lee Cone, Tree Board members Henry Davis, Mae Jean
'Emily Ketring. For more than 10 years, the City of Perry has been honored as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
A new Lions Club comes to
Perry Friday, Feb. 8, when 41 men
and women celebrate the charter
night of ihe Perry Lions Club.
The event, which will be held at
the Perry Elks Lodge, will begin
with a social hour at 6 p,m.
followed by the banquet at 7.
During the ceremony, Lions
District Governor Michael C.
Mason will present the members of
the new club with their official
charter. Members of the Alachua
Lions Club, who sponsored the
formation of the Perry Lions Chlb,
will also be on hand to
congratulate members of the new
"I am proud to welcome these
men and women into Lions,"
Mason said. "Perry will be proud
to have such a fine group serving
The Perry Lions Club plans to
becomes involved in the
community by partnering with the
Taylor County Special Olympics,
providing eye glasses for those in
need, raising funds for
Southeastern Guide D9gs and
"returning 100 percent of all funds
raised to the community through
needed services for those less
The club will meet on the first
and third Thursday of each month
at 12 noon at the Golden Corral
For more information about the
Perry Lions Club, contact Tanya
O'Neal at 584-4460.
Lions Club International is the
world's largest service club
organization with nearly 1.3
million members in approximately
45,000 clubs in 200 countries and
geographical areas around the
world. Since 1917, Lions Clubs
Shave aided the blind and visually
impaired and made a strong
commitment to community service
and serving youth throughout the
For more information about
Lions Clubs International, visit
The Perry Lions Club
meets the first and
third Thursday of each
month at Golden Corral
Restuarant, starting at
13 from Taylor recognized
North Florida Community
College has released the
President's and Vice President's
Honor Lists naming students with
rbors Day high academic achievement for the
The Division of Forestry coordinated three tree-planting events at Taylor County Fall 2007 term.
Elementary School Friday to commemorate Arbor Day-2008. Students heard a Thirteen Perry students are on
brief history on the origins of Arbor Day and the many uses of trees. They were the honors lists.
also asked to be "good caretakers" of the trees so that they could return years from Students earning a grade point
,now and perhaps show their own children what they helped plant. average of 3.8 to 4.0 are eligible
TCHS honor students spotlighted
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Taylor County High School has
announced its honor roll for the
second grading period of the 2007-
08 school year:
3.0 Honor Roll
JNafee Ahmed, Kaylee Akins,
Keishawnda Anderson, Britney
.Biaddock, Rebekah Bratcher,
Stephanie Britner, Sarah Butler,
Meechy Edmond, Lachaddrick
Ellis, Kanisha Graham, Lamaya
Hardison, Anthony Henry, Seth
Hooppell, Shae Horner, Allison
: thnson, Joseph Johnson, Terrance
J1f6nison, Eric Jones, Mellisa Mar
ifial Mercedes Martinez, Isaac
Nelson, Logan Nettles, Daniel
'q4 ;z Ryan Ragans, Quantija
'6binson, Kaley Sheffield, Rashad
:' in, Arneashia Stephens, Rachel
treyker, HilarieWalford, Tyler
walker, Kristopher Wood, Areial
Wigbt and Ashlee Wright.
.: 10th grade
-afies Battles, Celia Bennett,
I~'Bahri Bishop, Benesha Brown,
Sear Cruce, Ashley Fournier,
' = = ^ : :^ 1 ** ___
Deyla Gantt, Latedra Gent, Adam
Harris, Rachel Higgs, Jonathan
High, Fanoos Khan, Erica Knight,
Richard Neel, Arianna Nelms,
Elizabeth Pratt, Martel Ray,
Natalie Ricketson, Heather
Roberson, Michaesha Scott,
Charles Slaughter, Cassidy
Stephens, Gloria Taylor, Bryan
Walters-Linton, Jamie Warf,
Jessica Weeks and Ashlea
Hannah Allbritton, Amber
Bergeron, Ryan Bowden, Cody
Burckhardt, Kyle Carmichael,
Amanda Cascaddan, Tierra Cook,
MichaeI Cox, Robert Davis, Dylan
Deming, Brandon Duckworth,
Emily Flowers, Kristen Gipson;
Katelyn Goforth, Jim Grimes,
Courtney Hill, Derek Hoffacker,
Faith Horner, Samuel Jenkins,
Crystal Lee, Armentria Love, Ryan
Miller, Erika Monroe, Preston
Pitts, Raven Robinson, Jordan
Smith, Lacey Smith, Martha
Southerland, Chase Stefanelli,
Maxwell Stephens, Alex Taylor,
Robert Thompson, Megan
Triestram, Ashley Viola, Clifford
White, Jordan Wiggins, Brandon
Wiles and Raymond Wilson.
Tiffany Allbritton, Jonathan
Austin, Ryan Baker, Dwayne
Beasley, Garrett Blanton, Taylor
Brooks, Georgia Brown, Kendale
Brown, Sanoia Brown, Paul Bruns,
Chad Cannon, Natalie Clark,
Kellie Cruce, Benjamin Davis,
Brooke Davis, Jameson Dibose,
Dustin Elliott, Danisha Ellis,
Sharika Ellis, Amanda Gipson,
William Hall, Tara Hanson, Marla
Hathcock, Sky Horton, Rhamall
Hughes, Kelsey Johnson, Rene
Jones, Joshua Leverette, Chelsea
Mathers,. Jarvis McGrew, Peter
Miller, Timmy Miller, Cameron
Myers, Crystal Parker, Megan
Perry, Tiffany Ragans, Ashton
Read, Angela Roberts, Ashley
Rucker, Kendra Sheppard,
Gregory Sneed, Chelsea Sparrow,
Lynette Strickland, Krystal
Timmons, Madeline Vernese,
Brittany Webb and Patrick Whitt.
3.5 Honor Roll
Keaondra Abercrumbie, Samia
August, Hunter Barfield, Jennifer
Bhakta, Amanda Bishop, Jesse
Braswell, Courtney Brown,
Savannah Cantrell, Ashley
Catalano, Dorie Cruce, Meghan
Darcy, Michelle Denmark, Alexus
Dixon, Claire Ensley, Erica
Freeeman, Rachel Gilliam, Angela
Grimes, Maggie Hanson, Chad
Hill, Kameron Livingston, Virginia
Lundy, Katelyn Lynn, Jacinda
Mann, Sarah Meacham, Michael
Phelps, Julia Proenza, Jamarr
Rainey, Meagan Roberts, Beatriz
Sadler, Kendall Sadler, Alicia Saul,
Erica Scott, Ryan Shaw, Trey
Stephens, Joshua Wells and
Hayden Barton, Mark Baxter,
Charley Campbell, Lauren Clover,
"** Please see page 4'
for the President's Honor List and
3.5 to 3.79 for the Vice President's
List. Students must take at least 12
credit hours during the semester or,
as part-time students, complete a
12-credit hour segment during the
Local residents named to the
President's List were: Melody C.
Barbusci, Aimee C. Brunson,
Nafees A. Khan and Ciera V.
Named to the Vice President's
List were: Alison M. Darcy,
Brandon M. Flowers, Priscilla R.
Forney, Rebecca A. Kelly, Kasi
R. Lewis, Charles R. Morgan,
Christopher B. Nelsen, Brenda
L. Raulerson and Michael J.
Steinhatchee Community Projects Board, Inc., presented a
Coaguchek machine to the Steinhatchee Family Medical Clinic.
The machine enables patients to check coumadin levels from
a blood thinning medication at the clinic with immediate
results. Above, Projects Board President Ann Boy, left,
presents the machine to Sue Coward LPN. "We would like to
take this opportunity to thank Debbie Goddard, our ARNP, Sue
Coward and Sally Wash on behalf of the Board and our
community for providing outstanding medical care through
the clinic," said Rhoda Moehring, vice president,
Steinhatchee Community Projects Board.
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
SKiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Monday of each
Month, noon, Heavenly Floors.
: NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at Jerkins
:Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe.
: Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday,
P.l: erry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
SPerry Lodge #187: first and third Wed.,
7~p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Lions Club: first and third Thurs.,
-noon, at Golden Corral Restaurant.
SPerry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first
:and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
.Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
.7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman's Club: second Wed.,
noon (Sept. to May; subject to change).
.Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Rosehead
Taylor County Leadership Council:
second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-
Airport Advisory Committee: fourth
Wednesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: second and fourth Tues.; at
County Commission: first Mon. and third
Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs., 9
a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719 South
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Social Security: representatives, second
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction License
'Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m.,
Taylor County Development Authority:
second Mon., noon, at Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School Board: first and
third Tues., 7.p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: fourth
Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road, 5:30 p.m.
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.
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
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and third
Fridays. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second
and fourth Sat., 7 p.m.Tribal grounds, Lyman
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: first
Saturday, Oak Hill Village on Woods Creek
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday, Golden
Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
Order of Confederate Rose Chapter 8:
meets every fourth Thursday. For
information, please call 838-2045.
Republican Party of Taylor County:
second Thursday of every month at 315 N.
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the
district building on Beach Road.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, second 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,
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, every third
Alcoholics Anonymous: Monday, 8 p.m.
and Thursday, 8 p.m. at the Serenity House,
1824 N. Jefferson Street. Call 672-1263 for
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.).
Celebrate Recovery: a non-
denominational, Christ-centered recovery
ministry meets Thursdays at 6 p.m., in the
First Baptist Church Youth Center (old
Citizens Bank building on the corner of
Orange and Green streets).
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.
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).
- I I
B-2 The Taco
Times January 23, 2008
You don't want to miss this one at the
Sloans Auction this Friday night, Jan. 25
at 6:30 p.m. Hauler from Tampa coming in
with a little bit of everything, see you there.
Colonel Bonney Auctioneer. AU2021
AB2011. 1557 Carlton Cemetery Rd. in
Yard Sale Saturday, 8:30-2:00. Youth
bedroom suite. Crib converts to youth and
full size bed, chest-of-drawers converts to
changing table and dresser. Coffe table,
exercise bike, treadmill, weight bench, 4
bikes, muzzle loader, John boat & trailer,
fishing, rods & reels, miscellaneous stuff.
1109 E. Julia St.
INSIDE YARD SALE! Saturday, Jan. 26
from 8-3. 3460 Azalea Dr. (off of Green
Farm Road) 672-2330. Follow signs and
balloons. Housewares, mens & womens
clothing. Small appliances, rugs, picture
frames & more.
2004 Casita Like new 16 ft. all fiberglass
camper bought for $16,500 sell for $8,000
firm. Dell computer $200 computer TV
entertainment'$100 Call 584-3600.
GUITAR 6 string KING OF THE
FLATTOPS, Model J-200, epiphone made
by Gibson w/hard shell case $800. 223-
For Sale a Golden Companion Scooter
with Cover also a Harmar AL-100 scooter
Lift goes with it. Never been used asking
$1500. Call 584-9085 or 584-3065.
Sofa & Loveseat for sale. Both extremely
comfortable. Neutral colors creme & sage
green. Will sell together or seperately.
Sofa $400 & love seat $150 or both for
,$500. Call 584-6583.
2002 & Sunvision tanning bed, 24 bulb
with face tanner low hours, like new,
$1,500 OBO. 223-1149.
Piano lessons for adults and students.
Limited spaces available. Call 850-584-
Barn-stored round hay for sale $40 a roll.
Large 1 Bed/1 Bath Duplex, Central AC &
Heat, wood floors, full kitchen, remodeled
bathroom, laundry hook-up, ceiling fans.
$475 month. First, last & security deposit.
Taking applications to rent Brand new
Beautiful brick home built by Joey Carlton.
3 Bed/2 Bath on one acre. Very nice
neighborhood. Quality Cabinets,
appliances and blinds. No pets or
smokers, Clean mature adults with good
references. $1,100 + utilities a month. Call
584-3600. One year lease + security
deposit. 131 Lacour Lane.
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.
For Rent in Perry city limits 3 or 4 bed/2
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
For Rent 3 bed/2 bath home just NW of
town $800 per month. 1s and last moths
rent. Plus $300 deposit. Call 838-3146
Beach Area 1 bed/1 bath block house.
$650 per month, Adults only. Available
Feb. 1, call 850-578-2356.
For Sale or Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2
story, clean. Available for HUD or cash.
Three months rent (first, last and security
deposit) due before moving in. $560 per
month. References required. Available
immediately. 223-3227, leave message
1 & 2 bedroom apartments available. Call
For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $600 mo.
First and last month's rent plus security
deposit required. 838-9514
Town & Country has 1 and 2 bedroom
mobile homes for rent. Call 584-3095 for
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.
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.
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.
WINTER 2008 NORTH FLORIDA GOVT.
SURPLUS TRUCKS & EQUIPMENT
FROM: Leon Co., Gadsden Co., Dixie Co.,
Jefferson Co. and several cities
Saturday, Jan. 26 9:00 a.m.
North Florida Fairgrounds
S2004 Cat 12H grader s/n CBK00448 2003 Cat 12H grader s/n 586648
Cat D5H dozer (2) 2000 Sterling t/a dumps
S2000 Sterling rolloff P&H Omega 20 ton crane
STrenchers Tractors Gradalls Numerous 1996-1999
Ford Crew Cab Dumps Mack Tractors (2) 2002 F550 Buckets
ovr 75 sheriff and county vehicles Numerous lots of shop tools
AN UPDATED LISTING MAY BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE:
ALSO BID LIVE ON INTERNET VIA Proxibid
Preview: Friday, January 25
Terms: All units sell AS IS 5% BP Company and personal
checks with current bank letter of guarantee
1-800-519-6402 or 904-384-4556
FIRST COAST AUCTION AB150 AU286
P.O. BOX 7878 JACKSONVILLE, FL 32238
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'Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-584-4401
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-
Old Fireplace Brick Oldi 584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett Rd,
Perry, Fl, 32347. Equal Housing
Gold (scrap) ~ Diamonds ~ Old Comic Books Opportunity.
Coins (silver) & Paper Money Taylor County Memorabilia
Used Furniture CLASSIFIEDS
Bedroom Dining Room Living Room Bedding C Small Ads
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WANT TO BUY
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1946 1976 1996
1947 1 79 1997
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1963 1984 2001
1964 1985 2002
1965 1986 2003
1966 1987 2004
1967 1990 2005
1968 1991 2006
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Also want any annual
from Jerkins High School
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F MUST SELL
Beautiful 2/2 2006 24x44 DWMH less than
2 miles from gulf, paved drive,, 1.3 acre completely
cleared partially fenced lot, 2-12x12 storage buildings
on concrete slab with many extras. Appraised at
$90,000+ but will sell for $69,000.
Prestige Home Center
The Only Factory Outlet on the West Coast
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|Includes FREE Delivery & Set-Up...PERIOD!
2 or 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Exceeds New Gov't. Standards
Includes AC, Heat, Skirting & Steps
No Down Payment for Landowners!
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Eggs are Cheaper in the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
L N. Hwy. 19, Chiefland 800-477-2492 ,
VA loans available with no money down!
Land for sale, 221 North Between Shiloh Call Prestige Home Centers 1-800-477-
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre 2492.
lots with paved roads. Owner financing 12/12PH
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or
(850) 584-7466. Mobile Home 2 BR/2 Bth 14x70. Good
noEF non itid n crntral hea;t andr air n, ii rnff
MOVING OUT OF STATE
House 5 BD/1 B 602. Jefferson St.
House & Land 3 BD/2 B -113 Lewis Drive
House 3 B/1 B 602 W. Bacon St.
Will consider owner Financing with Large
Down Payment. 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.
2/2 Waterfront home near Keaton Beach.
DRASTICALLY REDUCED from $210,000
to $160,000. Cute 2 Story Home on Sea,
Owner very motivated! Call Debby Howard
at Sun & Stars Realty 223-1849 or 386-
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
1996 General 14x52 bd./1 bth New Arrival,
late model $8,500 as is (850)879-7095/
2 mobile homes for sale must be moved,
2 BR/1 Bth 12x60 $3,995 O.B.O.
1 BR/1 Bth 12x50 $2,995 O.B.O. Ph. 838-
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
New 28x70 3 bd/2 bth Real Cedar Log
Home. Only $79,995 inc. Delivery and set
up. Call Prestige Home Centers 1-800-
2005 Fleetwood Single Wide Mobile Home
2 bed/2 bath, Immaculate Condition. Fully
Furnished. Asking $23,500 Call 584-7956
or 843-0098 Leave a message.
$149 Bi-weekly will buy you a new 2 or 3
bd/2 bth mobile home Call Prestige Home
conmo ci, ii Iai i an new rooT.
You move. Shown by appointment only!
Will be ready around March 1st. $9;000.
1994 28x64 3 bdr/2 bth Nobility Spacious,
bright, lots of windows. $19,500.(850)879-
FREE Boxer mix puppies, (1 female, 1
male) Ready in two weeks. Also a 2 year
old Boxer mix female. 843-2375.
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'
THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF TAYLOR
COUNTY HEAD START PROGRAM is
accepting applications for the following
Custodian 12-mos. 8-hrs. Minimum high
school diploma or equivalent required.
Willing to complete Department of
Education certification within three years.
Interpersonal skills and ability to
understand verbal and written instructions.
Knowledge of OSHA standards. Must be
able to operate/maintain machinery
necessary for cleaning the school.
Physically able to perform duties which
may include, but not limited to, lifting (min.
of 50 Ibs.), moving, climbing, etc.
Interested applicants please contact
Taylor One Stop Career Center, (850) 491-
4612 or (850)838-2500. This position is
open to school board employees and the
general public. The Taylor County School
Board adheres to a drug free workplace
policy. Drug testing with a negative result
is required. Head Start employees must
pass health screening, fingerprinting, and
background check required by DCF for
licensing daycare workers. Closing date
for this position is January 24 at 12:00
TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
Solid Waste Heavy Equipment operator -
Road Mte. Technician (RMT) $8.04 hr.
Part time Custodian ( Public Library) -
Job descriptions and applications can be
obtained from www.tavlorcontvaov.com or
One Stop Mobile Unit located in the Kmart
Parking Lot Wednesdays 9 a.m. 6 p.m. or
at 502 N. Center Street Perry, FL on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. 2
p.m. Positions are open until filled. Taylor
County Board of County Commissioners
is an EOE, VP, DT, background check
RN Unit Manager
Assist the Director of Nursing in leading and
directing a 97-bed facility and assigned staff
in maintaining approved care for residents.
FL RN License required
1656 S. Jefferson St., Monticello, FL 32344
Phone 850-997-1800 or FAX resume to 850-997-7269
7:00 am 3:00 pm
11:00 pm 7:00 am
Full-Time & Part-Time
Excellent Pay & Benefits
1656 S. Jefferson St., Monticello, FL 32344
Phone 850-997-1800 or FAX resume to 850-997-7269
I moved out of the area and must sell my
BRAND NEW HOME -- NEVER LIVED IN
Located on Spring Warrior Rd.
2/1 .1000 sq. ft. Steel Master home on 1.4 acres of completely
cleared partially fenced property. Paved drive, washer, dryer,
frigerator, microwave oven, range & many extras.
Appraised at $100,000+ but will sell for $69,000.
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Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation is
currently seeking a Heavy Equipment
operator in Perry. $9 to $9.50 hr., 40 to 50
hours weekly, plus benefits. Applicants
must be able to load and unload trucks
and be required to move loaded trailers.
Assist mill operators in repairs and
cleanup. Must be dependable, put safety
first and team oriented. Requirements are:
high school education and two years
experience operating heavy equipment,
have a valid drivers license, background
check, drug screening and pre-
employment physical. Applicants can
apply by going to www.smurfit-stone.com
The City of Perry
is hiring for the following
Plant OpQ rator
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.
Salary Range: $14.20-$18.13
Applications are available:
Online: Applications and job
Descriptions are available at
(Register as a job seeker. Search in Taylor County.
Click on desired position.)
Send printed and completed
Application via mail to:
200 West Base Street, 2nd Floor
Madison, FL 32340
Fax: (850) 973-9757
Employment Connections Mobile Unit
Wednesday's from 8:00 amto 5:00 pm in the
Kmart parking lot (1809 S. Byron Butler Pkwy.)
Employment Connections Madison Office
a ujocaated 200W. BaseSt Madison,.FL 32340
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
LPN One full time 10 p.m.-6a.m. positio.
and one part time 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
position. Seeking responsible,
professional individuals. Good working
:environment and competitive wages.
Contact Holly Reed, Director of Nursing.
Lafayette Health Care Center, 512 W.
Main St., Mayo, FL 386-294-3300.
Avon Reps Neededl How would you like to
be your own boss? Start your own
business. I can show you how. $10 start-
up kit. Call BJ Todayl 850-584-6289 or
Martin Marietta Materials
Now hiring for the following positions, in a
Limerock Mine, 23 miles west of Perry, FL.
Heavy Equipment Operators. Apply in
person Martin Marietta Materials, Hwy 98
West, Perry, FL. 850-584-6461. To learn
more about our companyvisit our website:
www.martinmarietta.com. We are an equal
opportunity employer, M/F//DV.
B-3 The Taco Times January 23, 2008
Seeking detail oriented person for full time
-:position capable of completing tasks with
some independence. Responsible for
routine floor care including cleaning,
waxing and buffing. Must be comfortable
operating floor machine and buffing
machine. Normal shift 6 am to 2 pmr. Fill in
for housekeeping as needed' Occasional
,.;weekends and night shift hours. Contact:
:Bobby Roberts, Lafayette Health-Care, 512
SW. Main St., Mayo, FL.
Seeking positive minded individual who
'interacts well with others for working
-supervisor position. Provides and
oversees maintenance needs for facility,
'grounds and equipment for ten year old
skilled nursing center. A/C, heating, minor
equipment, plumbing, electrical,
refrigeration and other experience in
commercial building repair amd
preventative maintenance desired. Health
care plant operations experience a plus.
Send resume to Richard Wisdahl,
SAdministrator, Lafayette Health Care
Center, 512 W. Main St., Mayo, FL 32066
The Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facility is
accepting applications for a Landfill
Spotter. Duties include spotting loads of
garbage when emptied and some
occasional equipment operating.
Applications can be picked up at the
Landfill office between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facility is an
equal opportunity employer and a Drug
PLANNING BOARD VACANCY
The Taylor County Planning Board is
currently seeking applicants to fill a
vacancy on the Board. Applications for
this volunteer position may be downloaded
from the .County website
www.tavlorcountyvov.com, or obtained
from the Taylor County Planning
Department located at the Administrative
Complex. Completed applications should
be returned to the Planning Department at
201 East Green Street, Perry, Florida
Martin Electronics, Inc. has an. immediate
need for an experienced buyer/planner.
This position requires a self-motivated,
highly qualified individual with the ability
to create manufacturing bills of material
based uponangimaeingdfawinge1kpcocu e
material, service and tooling components
at competitive price and delivery terms,
manage inventory levels to meet
Sproduction plans and optimize cash flow,
and effectively manage supplier
relationships. This position reports to the
Director.of Materials. Requires excellent
planning, interpersonal and organizational
Skills. Requires strong computer skills.
Knowledge of Great Plains MRP is helpful.
Requires a four-year college degree in a
business discipline and 3-5 years
experience as a buyer or production
planner in a manufacturing environment.
This position offers a competitive salary
and benefits package. Relocation
"assistance is provided. All applicants are
Ssubject to pre-employment drug screening
-and a background check by BATF. Only
qualified candidates will be called for an
interview. Apply by submitting a resume
and salary requirements to the attention of
VP of Administration, email
email@example.com, by fax
850-584-2044 or by mail to VP of
SAdministration, Buyer/Planner Position,
Martin Electronics, Inc., 10625 Puckett
,Road, Perry, FL 32348.
EOE, AAE, VP
Swann Bonding Agency
EARL SWANN BAIL BONDS
"Where Everyday Is Springtime"
107N 7N. QA 97 7
Jefferson St. 584 2757e
2003 660 Grizzly four wheeler 4x4, low
miles, good condition, $5,700 OBO. 223-
'99' Chevy Tahoe 4x4, leather, heated
seats, CD player, $5,500 must sell. 838-
S2005 Buiclr Rendezvous CX Plus, gray
Leather seats, 3rd row seat (7 passenger),
pb, power windows, pdi, cc, AM/FM
Scassette/CD, XM radio, on star, parking
sensors, dual air, dual power seats,
j front/side air bags, ABS (4 wheel), alloy
wheels, V-6 engine, 48,900 miles, recent
set of Michelin tires, silver/gray, one
Sowner, in excellent condition. $13,600.
Call 850-584-7883 or cell 838-4742
1995 Jeep Wrangler 4x4; 86,000 miles;
brand new tires and bikini top; good
Condition; $4,500. Call 584-9108
2000 Black Chevy 4x4 Z71 Stepside
truck, 120.000 miles, runs great, bed liner.
toolbox, new tires, $10,000 OBO. 223-
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
Bush Hogging' Grading and Tree
Removal. Call Bill at 578-2379.
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.
Angela Godwin, owner .
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you
30 years experience. 850-838-9050.
DonA't wss a1 single
to the Taco Times &
The District Board of Trustees
invites applications from
innovative and visionary leaders for the
NORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
N ortho The College is in its
Floria 50th year of serving six rural
z counties in North Florida.
See our Web Site at
F for details and qualifications.
Adorable CKC Registered
Cocker Spaniel Puppies
Lance, Inc., a well-known manufacturer of quality snacks
since 1913, offers you all the ingredients for a satisfying
future. We currently have the following opportunity at our
Perry, FL Salty Shack plant:
We have-an opening for a night shift
Strong basic'electrical knowledge required.
1 year minimum commercial industrial experience.
Tech School Certification preferred.
Apply at Job Service of Perry
We offer a competitive salary and
benefits package. Qualified candidates
apply at Job Service of Perry.
Hi, Taylor County! Chad H. Dees Lawn
Care-is licensed and insured. Call for free
estimates. Chad H. Dees Lawn Care -
850-584-8959. Chad H. Dees, owner.
Residential swimming pool cleaning.
Matthew J. Lorentz 223-2164 or 321-624-
TREE REMOVAL/STUMP GRINDING
Tree Surgery Landscaping
52 Bucket Truck
Licensed & Insured/All Work Guaranteed
Lowest Prices in the Area
John Sesock, owner 850-584-2027
Carpet, Tile and Grout cleaning & sealing.
Call 850-838-2805 or 850-843-1639
IIIUJNING FOR A
Subscribe to the Taeo Times
& Perry News-Herald
| PLANNING BOARD. WORKSHOP OF The
Taylor County Planning Board will hold a
S workshop on February 7, 2008. The
purpose of the workshop is to review
l the submittal and review requirements
for subdivisions and other
developments. The workshop will take
place at the close of the Planning Board
meeting, which is scheduled to begin at
5:00 p.m. All members of the public are
invited to attend.
1 / Ai i g.,AiiL .),ii
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING LAND USE CLASSIFICATION
IN TAYLOR COUNTY
NOTICE is hereby given that on Monday,
February 4, 2008 at 6:10 p.m. at the
Steinhatchee Community Center
located at 1013 S. Riverside Drive,
Steinhatchee, Florida 32359 the Taylor
County Board of County Commissioners
will hear an application from Dr. Kenneth
Hutchins concerning a land use
classification of property located at
22645 Fish Creek Hwy, Perry, Florida
Description (Part of Official Record Book
317, Page 704):
Description Parcel 1
Commencing at the Northwest corner
Government Lot 4, Section 12, Township
08, South, Range 07 East Taylor County
Florida and run South 00 degrees 00
minutes 00 seconds East along the lot
line, a distance of 690.00 feet; thence
run North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00
seconds East, a distance of 1,079.69
feet for the POINT OF BEGINNING:
thence continue easterly along said line.
a distance of 423.77 feet to the point of
curve of a non tangent curve to the
right, of which the radius point lies South
68 degrees 52 minutes 32 seconds
west, a radial distance of 1,096.28 feet;
thence southerly along the arc, throOgh
a central angle of 01 degrees 54
minutes 43 seconds, a distance of 36.58
feet; thence run South 19 degrees 12
minutes 44 seconds East, a distance of
357.10 feet; thence run South 18
degrees 25 minutes 37 seconds West, a
distance of 153.64 feet; thence run
south 62 degrees 22 minutes 27
seconds West, a distance of 122.93
feet; thence run South 78 degrees 12
minutes 13 seconds West, a distance of
271.95 feet; thence run South 15
degrees 47 minutes 50 seconds East, a
distance of 103.95 feet; thence run
South 61 degrees 01 minutes 42
seconds West, a distance of 117.76
feet; thence run South 90 degrees 00
minutes 00 seconds West, a distance of
408.11 feet; thence run; North 57
degrees 00 minutes 11 seconds West, a
distance of 40.62 feet; thence run North
38 degrees 44 minutes 54 seconds
West, a distance of 84.34 feet; thence
run North 33 degrees 54 minutes 58
seconds West, a distance of 43.89 feet;
thence run North 48 degrees 38 minutes
32 seconds West, a distance of 85.89
-feet; thence run North 13 degrees 47
minutes 46 seconds West, a distance of
47.45 feet; thence run North 32 degrees
42 minutes 33 seconds West, a distance
of 54.77 feet; thence run North 23
degrees 13 minutes 17, seconds West, a
distance of 59.61 feet; thence rur North
18 degrees 35 minutes 20 seconds
West, a distance of 65,61 feet; thence
run North 24 degrees 32 minutes 36
seconds West, a distance of 108.97
feet; thence run North 23 degrees 49
minutes 45 seconds West, a distance of
64.64 feet; thence run North 00 degrees
03 minutes 27 seconds West, a distance
of 45.60 feet: thence run North 77
degrees 29 minutes 04 seconds East, a
distance of 32.10 feet; thence run South
14 degrees 23 minutes 48 seconds East,
a distance of 35.01 feet; thence run
South 56 degrees 12 minutes 39
seconds East, a distance of 107.88 feet;
thence run North 73 degrees 47 minutes
26 seconds East, a distance of 103.91
feet; thence run North 48 degrees 20
minutes 27 seconds East. a distance of
52.58 feet; thence run North 08 degrees
50 minutes 58 seconds East, a distance
of 44.94 feet; thence run North 35
degrees 56 minutes 47 seconds East, a
distance of 78.73 feet; thence run North
59 degrees 15 minutes 26 seconds East,
a distance of 90.33 feet; thence run
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And revised mission
NFCC unveils new strategic plan
First solo light
It is a memorable day in the life of every pilot when he or
she flies solo for the first time. Following the first solo
flight, a student's flight instructor, along with fellow pilots
and friends, gather around for the tradition of cutting out the
back of the student's shirt. The shirt is then inscribed with
details of the flight. That ritual was held Thursday, Jan. 10,
after John Courtney's (right) first solo flight. Flight
Instructor Luther Turner is shown with Courtney and his
shirt, which is now displayed in the airport terminal. In the
past 12 months, two students have been licensed and two
students have soloed at the Perry-Foley Airport.
Submitted by NFCC
In an era of high expectations
and tightening resources,
public agencies--especially public
education--are working hard to be
more effective and efficient in
fulfilling their missions.
At its Jan. 15, meeting the
district board of Trustees of North
Florida Community College
(NFCC) approved a strategic plan
designed to put NFCC in a position
to meet these challenges through
NFCC's strategic plan sets goals
for, a systematic approach to
improve teaching and learning
capacity, increase and retain
enrollment, and fully engage the
college as a partner in the six-
county service area.
The plan reflects a growing
attention to self-assessment among
institutions of higher learning, the
rise of technology and other 21st
century issues, such as
Dr. Jessica Webb, executive
director of institutional
effectiveness, prepared the plan
Seniors with 4.0 GPA recognized
with input from college
The NFCC mission was also
revised: North Florida Community
College provides quality teaching
and learning opportunities for
individual and community
development in a changing
College departments will work
throughout the year to make
progress toward goals. After
periodic review, there may be
adjustments based on changing
circumstances and resources. The
first review will be May 2008.
The seven goals are:
Provide high-quality academic
and occupational programs and
Increase enrollment and
Facilitate an environment that
supports staff and faculty.
development and embraces
Provide support, technology,
and facilities to meet the
educational needs of students,
employees and community;
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Enhance the college's image,
visibility, and distinction in the ,_
NFCC district, state and the nation;
Increase resources through
public and private funding;
Facilitate a campus-wide
commitment to assessment.
"I look forward to working with
faculty and staff as we assess our
college's progress towards these
goals. This revised strategic plan
represents the philosophy, mission
and purpose of NFCC and
provides a context for continual,
broad-based assessment and
improvement," said Webb.
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