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Election results announced
.-Some 680 Taylor County voters took
advantage of the "early voting"
provision for Tuesday's Presidential
:Results of the election will be
announced in Friday's Perry News-
Senos host clay
SA sporting clay tournament will be
,held Saturday, Feb. 2, at Gunrunners,
with all proceeds going to the Taylor
County High School senior class trip.
Entry forms must be return by
Thursday, Jan. 31. For more
information, call 584-4411 x102.
republicans will meet
:The Republican Party of Taylor
County will hold a meeting at
Rosehead Junction Thursday, Feb. 7,
at 5:30 p.m.
For information, call 584-5633.
The Library Advisory Board will
meet Thursday, Jan. 31, at 10:30 a.m.
at-the Taylor County Public Ubrary.The
meeting is open to the public. For
more information, call 838-3512.
:CSI: Perry to host tea for
CSI: Perry (Cancer Services &
, ; information) will'host-a tea at Doctors'
, iMemorial Hospital's Windows Cafe
Thursday, Feb. 7 from 4-6 p.m.
All interested volunteers are
There is an immediate need for
volunteers willing to: drive patients to
-andffrom cancer treatments; work with
health care providers to educate
patients on programs and services;
identify and organize community
resources to help patients through
their cancer journey; help women
with the appearance-related side
effects of cancer treatment (licensed
cosmetologists only); and assist in
scheduling appointments and
:dbnmpleting various forms.
Fine free days
Do you suffer from chronic late-
li&ray-books syndrome? There are
cijt[wo days left in the Taylor County
I~Oibc Library's Fine Free Month
'ni|4aign--today (Wednesday) and
'Return all overdue library
mraterials--books, magazines, tapes,
ete.-and watch your late- fees
Get hooked on
.The Stehihatchee Community
Projects Board will hold its seventh
annual Fishing Tournament Saturday,
Weigh-in stations will be set up at
both Keaton Beach and the
Steinhatchee Community Center.
More information is available at
local businesses and marinas.
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Editorial ............ A-2
Religion ............ A-7
At Doctors' Memorial Hospital
CFO resigns; AirMedic to stay
While many questions remain
surrounding the current status of
Doctors' Memorial Hospital,
several new details have come to
light, including control of
AirMedic services and a high-level
Perry Newspapers, Inc.,
confirmed Tuesday that the
hospital has reached an agreement
with Air Methods Corporation to
take over AirMedic services.
A 2001 Ford truck involved in a
roll-over came within just a few
feet of crashing into a home along
Highway 19 South on Monday
The truck rolled across the
northbound lanes of Highway 19
around 8:20 a.m., struck an
embankment and continued to roll
two more times before landing
upright--literally at the front door
of the brick home.
The driver of the vehicle, Trevor
B. Kamm, 22, was not wearing a
seatbelt and was ejected from the
vehicle. However, by the time
rescue workers arrived on scene,
he had managed to crawl back
inside the truck to assist Olivia
,Kamm,_1-8, who was pinned in by
the passenger door.
Taylor County Fire-Rescue
(TCFR) firefighters used the
"Jaws of Life" to removed the
damaged door and pull Kamm
from the truck.
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
,* Please see page 3
In October, Air Methods
Corporation, the largest air
medical transportation company in
the world, purchased FSS
Airholdings, Inc., parent company
of CJ Systems Aviation Group,
Inc., which operated DMH's
DMH has been negotiating with
AirMethods since the purchase,
and the terms of the new deal go
into effect Friday, Feb. 1.
Under the agreement, AirMedic
personnel will become employees
of Air Methods, sources said.
Residents should not experience
any disruption in service during the
change-over and the aircraft will
remain stationed at the hospital.
With 27 years of experience, Air
Methods transports some 84,000
patients annually with a fleet of
more than. 340 helicopters and
fixed-wing aircraft in 42 states.
During an impassioned request
for all to assist the hospital, Chief
Financial Officer Terri Parsons told
Perry Rotary Club members
Tuesday that she has resigned from
the hospital, effective in February.
Parsons also outlined a number
of ways people could help the
hospital. She asked business
owners to request that their health
insurance carriers include DMH as
a referrable hospital. A number of
insurance plans do not include
DMH, she said.
She made the same plea to
employees, asking them to request
their employers use insurance
carriers that include DMH.
As for Taylor County residents,
she said they can help DMH by
using the hospital.
"If you don't want to come to
"**, Please see page 3
This 2001 Ford came within just a few feet of crashing into a home along Highway 19 South Monday morning. Above, rescue
workers prepare to extricate an 18-year-old passenger who sustained serious injuries. (Photo by Angela M. Castelucci)
Ratliff announces bid for property appraiser
Local businessman Bruce Ratliff
has announced his candidacy for
the Taylor County property
Ratliff, a native of Taylor
County, is the son of M.H.
"Buster" Ratliff and the late
Shirley Ratliff, and stepson of
Delores Walker Ratliff. He has two
sons, Blake, 18, and Taylor, 15. His
wife, Vicki Taylor Ratliff, has a
daughter, Hillari O'Quinn, 18.
Ratliff, currently the general
manager of M.H. Ratliff Land
Surveying, serves as chairman of
the Taylor County Planning Board
and is a member of the City of
Perry Planning and Zoning Board.
He also currently serves as vice
chairman of the City of Perry
Board of Adjustments and
Appeals, and sits on the City of
Perry Code Enforcement Board.
Ratliff graduated from Taylor
County High School in 1981,
lettering in varsity football and
baseball for three years. He then
attended South Georgia College on
a baseball scholarship for two
years before transferring to North
Florida Junior College, where he
earned his AA degree in 1984. He
also 'attended Florida State
After college, Ratliff worked
with Brunswick Group (Bayliner
Marine) and served as plant
manager of Omega Chemicals in
He is a longtime supporter of
youth athletics and a volunteer
coach. He currently serves as
president of the Taylor County
Baseball Booster Club. Ratliff has
served as a volunteer football,
baseball and soccer coach for 10
years in Perry and'Ocala, and
coached 'the Taylor County High
School varsity (2004) and junior
varsity (2005) baseball teams.
He is the commentator for 1400
WPRY's Taylor County Bulldog
Baseball radio broadcast team.
"My experience serving on the
city and county planning boards,
along with the various volunteer
service positions I have held, fully
demonstrates my commitment to
serving the people of Taylor
County. My extensive background
in land surveying and my level of
understanding concerning real
estate, property valuation and ad
valorem tax assessments--and how
they affect both governmental
agencies and the ordinary property
owner--make me uniquely
qualified for this position," Ratliff
"I will take this knowledge and
experience, along with my
commitment to the community,
and utilize all of them to serve as
.your property appraiser," he stated.
"People here know me
personally, and I believe they will
be comfortable approaching me
about their concerns, questions and
issues affecting the very important
and complicated matters of ad
valorem taxes and property
"My experience communicating
with and managing people will be
vital in continuing the personal
service and receptive environment
at the appraiser's office," Ratliff
"Taylor County has. experienced
dramatic property value increases
"-* Please see page 3
Craun running for
circuit judge's seat
Members of the Taylor County High boys soccer team celebrate
district title following a 3-0 win over Marianna. For more on the
winning their third-straight
game, please see today's
Christopher L. Craun, an
attorney based in Lake City, has
announced his candidacy for the
position of circuit court judge
(group 4), currently held by the
retiring circuit judge, the
Honorable John W. Peach.
Craun said he "will bring
compassion and fairness to the
bench. I firmly believe court cases
are more than files and words on
paper, and that they are about real
people's lives. Legal issues are
important to each person who is
required to resolve issues in court,
and most judicial decisions will
affect individuals in the
community for many years to
The Georgia native added, that
he "understands that in these
difficult situations, it is important
to always treat both parties with
respect, dignity and fairness. I
believe that you should consider'
both sides carefully and make
decisions based on fairness,
compassion and understanding."
"*. Please see page 3
Taylor County's beauty
comes from her people
Okay, first and foremost Happy
New Year Perry.
I would like to address an issue
that has concerned me for years.
How sad is it when monies are
being used for. improving roads
and building sports complexes
(which by the way is hardly used
and let's not talk about our new
hospital), when there are poor
unfortunate souls that don't even
have the opportunity to have a
:.warm place to stay.
It is sad that I saw a homeless
man sleeping on the bench at the
intersection of U.S. 19 and
Jefferson Street for at least a week
in the rain, the cold and whatever
other conditions the weather
brought about. Don't get me
wrong, I support Taylor County as
much as the next person, but what
about the people who can't support
I work at a local truckstop and I
have seen numerous law
enforcement officers bring
stranded people there and drop
them off. I watched them pass by
this man and not even hit the
brakes, and this is a county you
want people to take pride in. Okay!
I'm sure the citizens would take
pride in a county where there aren't
people sleeping on a bench in the
dead of winter or families living in
run-down shacks where the ceiling
leaks and the floors creak only
because their credit scores' aren't
high enough and their jobs don't
You want to talk about pride.
Let's take stock in our children so
they can grow up and be proud of
where they come from. The point
is that Perry needs a shelter and
affordable housing. A place where
rent is not based on your credit
score but the fact that you work
hard and can pay the tent. A shelter
for people whether they live here
or are just passing through. Having
been a citizen of Perry for the last
16 years, I know from experience
what I'm talking about.
I'm a mother of four beautiful
children and server at a local
restaurant. I lived in one of these
broken down houses for four years.
When we looked up, we saw the
sky; when we looked down, we
saw the ground and that was on the
inside of the house. Thank God
two and a half years later I finally
got my HUD certificate. Some
people may not be so lucky. All I
am saying is whether they are here
for 15 years or five minutes when
they come to Perry they are our
citizens and should be treated as
such. There should at least be a
place for them. Whether it be
women, children, men from
whatever walks of life so they can
be safe and warm.
Consider this, what if it was your
family member--be it your mother,
father, son, daughter, wife or
husband or anyone you care about.
How would you feel if it were one
of them or even you sleeping on
the bench in front of KFC? Do
something to help those less
fortunate than ourselves. Don't
ignore this problem because you
never know when the next person
sleeping on the bench might be
you or someone you love. Never
say never. So let's truly keep
Taylor County Beautiful. The
beauty is not in the roads, the
sports complex, and the other
useless ways we have found to
waste money. The beauty is in the
people. Because without the
people living, working, spending
and loving here... there would be
no Taylor County.
My only regret is I let time and
other things get in the way of this
being written sooner. This is in
tribute to the Man on the Bench.
A concerned citizen ,
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Letters to the Editor
Use 'reverse psychology' to get rain
Dear Editor: too long 'til it's so hot and dry that
Years ago when I lived up north we'll be wishin' we had some of
in Alabama we would have periods this rain. Everything will be
of weather that wasn't to our liking. burnin' up before you know it."
At those times we would use what Sure enough, the rain would let
you call "reverse psychology" on up and we'd have some real nice
Mother Nature. weather for a while. On the other
For instance, there would be one hand, there would be weeks and
of those years when the long rainy weeks of real dry weather and we'd
- 0ays of late winter would drag on have to take an opposite approach.
Into the spring. "I guess when it starts stormin'
i 'The creeks would be out of their again," we'd say, "we'll be glad to
banks and the fields would be knee see some sunshine."
deep in water. Mother Nature would be
We'd talk of loud and say eavesdropping, and in a short
_something like, "Well, it won't be while, there'd be rdin clouds
SWriter 'none too impresse
S Editor's Note: The following letter Dear Editor:
; was received prior to the commission's I am writing this letter to express
-:decision Tuesday, Jan. 22, to deny a my concern on the issue that has
1$500,000 request from DMH. recently been raised about Doctors'
:Seniors thank sponsors
o: Dear Editor: Mitch's Gold & Diamonds,
SThe Taylor County Senior Jackson's Furniture, Sonic Drive-
iCenter would like to thank the in, Hardees, Heavenly Floors,
I many fine businesses that helped Joyce's Downtown Cafe, CVS,
| with the annual Christmas party Radio Shack, H&H, Perry
this past December with donations Drapery & Gifts, O'Quinn's
Sof food and gifts: Faith Baptist Pharmacy/Christian Bookstore,
SChurch volunteers, The Fair Store, Photos, Frames and Trophies,
Citizens State Bank, Capital City Rebecca's, Cashway, Subway,
-Bank, Ace Hardware, Mama's Badcock & More, Kmart, Winn-
SItalian Restaurant, Timberland Dixie, Graves Drive-In, All About
Ford, Thomas Chevrolet, Cribbs Looks, Davi Nails, Smart Styles,
Z and Sons, Yarbrough Tire, Golden Corral and Jin Jin.
Goodman's Barbecue, Michelle's Ken Forest, activities director
Bull Pen, Poppa Jim's Sefood, Taylor Senior Citizens Center
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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appearing on the horizon. It
seemed to work every time.
Now here in North Florida,
we're in the midst of the longest
drought on record. I'm happy to see
that we have people in government
who have learned that trick about
using "reverse psychology" on
If there is a sure way to break the
drought and get some good rain for
a change, it.is to raise rates on
flood insurance. Mother Nature
won't be. able to resist that
John D. Alexander
d' with DMH
The hospital has asked the
county to "bail" them out of their
financial hole. I have many
concerns with this issue, and as I
have asked around about it, I have
found that my concerns are shared '
by many of my Taylor county.
residents. I have lived in Taylor
County for three years now. And
being a single mom with two kids,
I have had many encounters with
DMH. Most of which I have been
none too impressed with.
When I was in the process of
moving to Florida, one of the
things that drew me here was the
so-called "state of the art" medical
facilities and hospital. The hospital
was pretty much brand new, in
good working order, and was
supposed to be fully staffed.
A more recent encounter with
DMH involved four trips to the ER
for the same thing. All of these
trips were within a week. It
involved severe abdominal pain,
fever, chills, etc. They put me in a
room, took a urine sample, blood
sample and left. The doctor on
duty came in the room, felt on my
stomach, told me he was sending
me home with antibiotics, but
could not tell me what was wrong
I started the antibiotics, went
back to the ER two days later with
a fever of 105 that would not go
down. They again took urine and
blood samples, told me I had a UTI
and sent me home. The next visit
went pretty much the same. During
the. fourth visit, my mom called a
doctor that she had worked with at
Premier Medical Center and asked
her to see me in the ER. She
ordered some tests, and told me
that I had a kidney stone that had
blocked off my kidney, and my
kidney was infected. And that the
infection was moving throughout
my body. She admitted me, and I
had to stay in the hospital for four
days. It seems to me that.this was
something that should have been
found during one of my previous
three visits, but it wasn't. The
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Wash your hands;
just do it
Our office doesn't make for exciting
drama, but ever so, there are days when I
wish my reactions were captured on film.
I answered a routine telephone call last
week, just to be faced with the question:
"Can you do an article on how people should
wash their hands?"
I tilted my head to the left, furrowed my
brow, wondered if it was a full moon and
tried to be professional.
"Well, I agree that everyone needs to wash
their hands--more than they think--but I
don't really know how we would approach
this topic for a newspaper article," I said
with appropriate interest.
"I'm sick of it," the caller said. "My
daughter started with this virus, and 24
hours later, I had it. Then we gave it to her
babysitter and it ran through her entire
"Yesterday, my husband was having
breakfast with a friend and the friend told
him he'wasn't feeling so good...like he might
be sick or something. Next thing we know,
the friend's sick.
"And what do you think happened at my
house? My husband was up all night, sick."
I grieved for this woman. Having a sick
baby is horrible. Getting it yourself is bad,
too. Passing it on to friends is not a fine way
to maintain relationships. Having it stalk
you is scary indeed.
Sometimes my role, it seems, is to be a
bartender without liquor. I just listened,
allowed the woman to vent and
acknowledged that cleanliness is next to
I also shared a story from our former
family doctor. One day when I was venting
similarly, he said matter-of-factly, "What we
need is a good, hard freeze. It will eradicate
the mosquitoes--some of them, anyway--and
it will kill some of these virus strains which
like to live in Florida because the weather's
So I told the woman, "We need a good,
"Well, I don't like cold weather," she said.
I told her of its benefits.
"So instead of complaining about the cold
weather, I should hope for it?" she asked.
"And open the windows and the doors," I
said. "Let some good, fresh, cold air into
By SUSAN H. HLNCqCd
that house." :
She pondered the thought, and countered
with this idea.
"You know what they do on cruise ships?!'
she asked me with all seriousness.
My countenance was lifted, and I admit, '!
was curious. :
"No," I said. "What do they do?" I askedi
while watching the clock and wondering
how much.longer I could sympathize with i
customer as a bartender-without-liquor.
"When a virus runs rampant on a cruise
ship, they quarantine the ship. They bleach
the whole thing; they air it out. They put jt
out of service until they are confident the~
have prevailed." i
"Are you suggesting some yellow 'crin
scene' tape outlining the perimeter of Taylor
County with a viral warning?" .
"Yeah," she said jovially. "Something lik
that. I'm tired of this virus..."
I thought the conversation was over, b .t
she had a different idea. "When I go to thli
grocery store and grab a buggy, I just cringe
Wonder who grabbed it last? And what d
I wanted to suggest that she might be
going over the edge a bit, but you should
never suggest that to someone who might
actually be going over the edge--firs,
because it's impolite, and secondly, because
they might take you with them. :
"Have you tried the anti-bacterial haial
cleaner?" I suggested, remembering thit
tactic from my own travels. I take it whei
I'm fleeting new and unfamiliar germs. ;
"Yes, Lord, I've gone through gallons i.(f
that," she said. "If people would just wash
their hands," she repeated, with a hint if
defeat in her voice.
"Listen," I told her as my mother migtii,
"this too shall pass, There will be o0hgr
dilemmas, some even larger. -E it
responsibly. Rest. Bleach your house. OQp
those windows and doors. ::
"And most importantly, wash your hatidi.
"I promise that I'll tell everybody else to db
the same thing too."
Since I always keep my promises, hetejs
my request: wash your hands. And ata
community service, wash someone
else's hands too. We're in this together yQ
Susan H. Lincoln recently published her first book, "When Mimosas Bloom," a collection of 55 of her favorite newspap-,
columns. Copies of the book can be purchased locally at The Book Mart, or online at Amazon.com.
A-2 Taco Times January 30,2008
DMH AirMedic One crew members prepare to bring Trevor B. Kamm aboard the helicopter for transport to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle roll-over crash that occurred Monday
morning on Highway 19 South.
Clients represented throughout circuit
S nued from 'page 1
0 is the son of Charles "Chuck"
1,Barbara Wheeler Craun and
.Ip aised in Marietta, Ga., where
""n ended George Walton High.
Working his way through school,
Craun was the first member of his
family to continue his education
beyond college and only the fourth
member, at the time, of his entire
extended family to receive a
Continued from page 1
DMH, please tell us why," Phrsons
She added that she knows some
people have had bad experiences at
the hospital, but they rarely talk to
the hospital about them.
"Let us know what your
He, attended David Lipscomb
College in Nashville, Tenn., and
graduated in 1985. While at
Lipscomb, Craun was a member of
various student organizations, a
member of a National History
Society, and a charter member of a
pre-law chapter of a national legal
He attended University of
Alabama at Birmingham where he
received his masters in public
problems are so we can work to fix
them," she said.
Parsons said that the hospital has
received a number of offers from"'
individuals to make donations. The'
DMH Foundation can accept any
"More often, it'is the people who
don't have a lot of money that offer
to make donations," she said.
Saturday, Feb. 2
, Thre will be snacks starting at 5:30 p.m.
health, in 1989, and shortly after,
graduated with his law degree from
Samford University, Cumberland
School of Law, in May 1990.
While in school he was the senior
class representative to the Student
Bar association and the recording
secretary for a national law
After law school, he began his
legal career as an assistant state
attorney with the State Attorney's
Office in Live Oak, prosecuting in
Suwannee, Lafayette, Hamilton
and Madison counties.
After the State Attorney's office,
Craun briefly worked with a law
firm in Jacksonville.
He returned to the circuit in
1993 and opened a law practice,
representing residents in every
county in the circuit and all over
the state of Florida.
Craun has taught the positive
divorce resolution parenting
course at Lake City Community
College since the mid-1990s and,
in the past, has taugl4- t law
at North Florida' Crfmmunity
College in Madison.
He is the past president of the
Columbia County Bar association
and has served on committees for
the Florida Bar Association. He
Pigeon Forge, TN
Sunday, Feb. 3
Everyone is invited!
SPerry First Church of God
Hwy. 221 Northu
has served on the school
advisory committee for Summers
Elementary school, and on the
school board advisory committees
for Suwannee and Lafayette
He has been a teen court judge,
soccer coach and lecturer.
Craun resides in Lake City with
his wife Michelle who is a
functional family therapist, with
.the Associated Marine Institute,
providing therapy for at risk youth
and their families. She is also a
volunteer counselor for the
Guardian ad Litem program in
Columbia County. They have three
children: Ian, 17, Lance, 14, and
Craun welcomes any comments
or questions about his campaign
and invites voters to contact him
by e-mail at chriscraunforjudge
@hotmail.com or calling his office
at (386) 755-0826.
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he fell asleep
Continued from page 1
EMS dispatched two units to the
scene to assist; AirMedic One
landed in the middle of Highway
19 South to transport Trevor
Kamm to Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital. Olivia Kamm was taken
by ambulance to DMH, transferred
to a second helicopter and also
flown to Tallahassee.
Both sustained serious injuries.
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper
W. Ernst conducted the crash
investigation and noted that the
Continued from page 1
in the past few years. We need an
individual who can evaluate these
increases and apply the law
consistently for all the citizens of
Taylor County. I also plan on
implementing the ability for
citizens to access the property
assessments.via the Internet, This
database would allow citizens to
view property assessments from
the comfort of their home or
office," he said.
"In the event significant
property tax reform, such as
Amendment 1, passes, it would
have a dramatic effect upon the
property appraiser's office and the
taxpayers of Taylor County. I
pledge to immediately begin
preparing our office for these
changes by communicating not
only with the appropriate state
agencies, but also local property
owners on what effects any new
driver will be cited for careless
driving and not wearing a seatbelt.
According to Ernst, Hamm told
him that he had fallen asleep at the
Also assisting at the scene were
Taylor County Sheriffs Office Sgt.
Jay Ricketson, Deputy Wayne
Padgett, Deputy Scott McKenzie
and Inv. Dewayne Bratcher, along
with TCFR Lt. Carl McAfee,
firefighter Jeremy Denmark and
firefighter Chris Owens. EMS
personnel included Maity
Thompkins, Janie Sites, C. Bush
and M. Salmons.
Ratliff to volunteer
legislation would have on their
Ratliff will be volunteering his
time in the property appraiser's
office during this campaign period.
"Eldon Sadler, current elected
property appraiser, has been kind
in allowing me the opportunity to
volunteer in the office to obtain
additional experience. I have
traversed my way around the
office through my land surveying
duties, but there are additional
services and responsibilities of the
property appraiser's office, I need
to be familiar with in order to
better serve you as property
"I have lived in Taylor County
the majority of my life. I relish the
opportunity to serve the citizens of
Taylor County as their property
appraiser. This ,office belongs to
the people, and I will lead it in a
way that serves the best interests of
all the citizens of our county,"
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
If you are a member of BCFCU and have been
adversely affected by the recent reorganization at
Doctors' Memorial Hospital we are here to help.
We have put into place
certain policies just for you.
We are asking you to visit or call one
of our loan officers to see how we can help.
Our Loan Officers:
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Tanya Y. O'Neal--described as a "veteran volunteer" will
trve as Logistics Chair for the 2008 Relay for Life. She has
e daunting task of arranging all components, so there is a
ace for everythingg" This includes (but is not limited to)
e campsites, placement of the stage, the hospitality booth,
st aid station, asWell as lighting and sound for all. "We're
blighted to have someone as enthusiastic and competent as
inya to accomplish this important details," said Cheryl
regory, publicity chair for the event.
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It's a compelling thought: if Americans ate a healthy, balanced diet that
iphasized plant foods and helped maintain a healthy weight, as many as
e-third of all cancer deaths could be prevented.
The Taylor County 2008 Relay For Life presents that thought with the
ninder that strong scientific-evidence conclides that diets high in fruits
d vegetables have protective effects against lung, oral, esophageal,
imach/ colon cancers. Obesity is associated with the increased risk for
ncers of the breast, colon and rectum, endometrium, esophagus and
ney. Alcohol consumption is an established cause of cancers of the
buth and pharynx, larynx, esophagus and liver.
Although no diet can guarantee full protection from any disease, risks
reduced by maintaining a healthy weight, being physically fit, eating
thy foods and limiting .ywr..arcbi lic beverage consumption.
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Families welcome new babies
Lane Silas Cochran
Ross and Sue Cochran of Perry
announce the birth of their son,
Lane Silas, on Dec. 12, 2007, at
7:12 p.m. in Capital Regional
Medical Center. He weighed 9
pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19.75
Maternal grandparents are J. M.
and Frances Holtzclaw of
O'Brien. Paternal grandparents
are Dannie and Arlene Cochran of
Perry, and Becky Eccard of
Tallahassee. The baby's paternal
great grandmother is Dorothy
Goodflerisch of Perry.
Lane Silas joins a sister, Sydney.
Lane Silas Cochran
Alexus Sheriann Williamson
Scott and Marsha (Shoaff) Williamson of Athens, Ga., announce the
birth of their daughter, Alexus Sheriann, on Sept. 14, 2007, at 6 a.m. She
weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20.25 inches long.
Grandparents are Nancy Shoaff of Athens, Ga., and the late Don
Shoaff. Both were former residents of Perry.
Kiera Darlene Gilkes
Michael and Janet (Shoaff) Gilkes of Vero Beach announce the birth
of their daughter, Kiera Darlene, on Dec. 5, 2007, at 6:30 a.m. She
weighed 7 pounds, 10.5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
Grandparents are Nancy Shoaff of Athens, Ga., and the late Don
Shoaff, who were former residents of Perry.
Bellamy, Miller will
marry on February 9
The children of Viola Bellamy and James Miller invite all their friends
and family members to the couple's wedding at New Brooklyn Baptist
Church on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m.
A reception for the couple will follow in Jerkins Community Center.
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Tommy Slaughter and Jennifer
Roderick of Perry announce the
birth of their daughter, Skylar, on
She was born at 12:35 in
Capital Regional Medical Center,
The new arrival weighed 6
pounds, 1 ounce, and was 18.5
Maternal grandparents are Bob
and Marsha Roderick of
Paternal grandparents are Tom
and Helen Mott of Hernando, and
the late Ralph Slaughter.
Jessica Armstrong and Rex
Roberts announce the birth of their
daughter, Ashlyn Brooke Roberts,
on Jan. 20, 2008.
The.baby was born at 3:08 p.m.
in Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces,
and was 19.75 inches long.
Her maternal grandfather is
Jerry Armstrong of Arkansas; her
paternal grandmother is Norma
Reynolds of Perry.
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Boy: Kyler Lee Campbell
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Chris & Erika Grambling
Girl: Kynzie due March 24
Boy: Triston Murphy due April 12
Heidi & Eddie Tomlinson
Girl: Averie Nicole due June 13
Feb. 9, 2008
Kristina (Kristi) Wilson
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Angel Grace McGuire-Buzbee,
the,.infant daughter of Mite
Lorizia Buzbee and Amber
Ka~ifia McGuire, died Jan. 27,
200, in Tallahassee.
Ii; addition to her parents,
su r,~ors include: her sisters,
BrioJce McGuire and Summer
Butee, both of Perry; maternal
grandmother, Linda McGuire of
Perry; paternal grandparents,
Rocky Buzbee and Lisa Carol.
Fowler, both of Perry; and a host of
aufits, uncles, and cousins.
A graveside service will be held
today, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. at Poor
Spot Cemetery with Billy Gipson
Joe P. Burs Funeral Home of
Perry is in charge of arrangements.
Aiene Thompson Davis
Aene Thompson Davis, 81,.
dieiETan. 26, 2008, at her.residence
S-id was born. in Ogden, Utah.
Co~bg from Salt Lake City, Utah,
sh eiad lived in Perry for the past
63years. Mrs. Davis was a
member of First Baptist Church
and during WWI she was a "Rosie"
She was preceded in death by
her 'husband of 55 years, Claude
S9Vivors include: two sons,
James Lee Davis and Richard
Allan Davis Sr.; a daughter,
Claudia Linda Davis Richey; a
brother, Cloyde Ellis Thompson;
nine grandchildren; and 10 great
Funeral services will be held
Friday, Feb. 1, at First Baptist
Church with Eddie Blalock
officiating. Interment will follow
at Pisgah Cemetery.
Family members will receive
friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home,
which is in charge of
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Big Bend H6spice
Taylor County Branch.
Patricia Castellani of Lighthouse
Point died Jan. 29,:2008, at North
Broward Hospice Center.
She was born in Plains, Pa.,
where she lived until graduating
from high school. She worked in
the restaurant business until she
retired to Lighthouse Point from
Rawling, N.Y., with her husband,
John Castellani, who died five
Survivors include: two sisters,
Frances Russo-of Newburgh, N.Y.,
and Bertha Davis of Westchester,
Pa.; three children, Donald
Trammel of Seminole, Randy
Trammell of Perry and daughter
Carole Trammel of Lighthouse
Point, with whom she lived.
Mrs. Castellani is also survived
Letters to the Editor
DMH board needs to lis
Continued from page 2
ditors at DMH refused to look
beyond a basic diagnosis that was
vry obviously not correct. So I
now owe money to them for four
ER visits, three of which should
have been unnecessary.
:I have communicated with many
p ple who have had similar
problems out of DMH. With the
cae that is given, or not given at
D -I[, I have found that a lot of
people in Perry that can afford it,
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baby on an ambulance, or know
that a loved one who has died from
a heart attack could have survived,
if he had been under the care of a
cardiologist? Who wants to spend
$30 per trip to Tallahassee for OB
care when they could have stayed
in Perry and spent that money on
I have heard comments made
that DMH wouldn't be broke if
people paid their bills. But who
wants to pay for something they
aren't getting? I shouldn't have to
pay for three extra visits to the ER,
A, -i. A r 1, l .it-- - . ^
ha o go there for the majority of more money away from us by
mei al procedures, so why not go asking the county for $500,000. If
ah~ie and go there for all of it? this wasn't a problem that was
Th urpose of this s of t of the created yesterday, then why
art',=facility was supposed to keep haven't they looked further into it
m t al services in Perry, but before yesterday? Why has it been
wi' out doctors to administer those allowed to get this severe?
test~ad read the results, what In my opinion the board needs to
go("'does the equipment do us? take a step back and -sk
PePy no longer has a board themselves about the quality, f
cedified cardiologist or OBGYN. care our citizens are receiving, at
TNwof probably the most needed DMH. Ask themselves why most
right. now. Who wants to have a of our citizens would rather suffer
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by five grandchildren: Dan
Trammel of Greenville, S.C., Beth
Trammel, U.S. Armed Forces,
Kathryn Trammel of Seminole,
Carole Ann Bogden of Hawthorne
and Cynthia Gunter of Perry; two
great grandchildren, Dennis
Bogden and Bryce Gunter.
Family members will receive
friends Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at
Burns Funeral Home with services
beginning at 3 p.m., officiated by
Glenn Baker. Entombment will
follow at Pineview Memorial
Debra Clague Rice
Debra Clague Rice, 48, died Jan.
Bor in Perry, she was the
daughter of the late Earl and
Rachel Linton Clague. She was a
member of Trinity Baptist Church,
a former member of the Eastern
Star, a Girl Scout and Cub Scout
Survivors include: her husband,
David K. Rice; two sons, David A.
Rice of the Goldsboro, N.C., iravis
Albritton of Perry; three daughters,
Aimee Millinor of Perry, Je nifer
C. Paulk of Twentynine PIlms,
Calif,, and Heather Rice of
Goldsboro; four brothers, Denny
Painter, Ed Clague and Franklin
Hendry Jr., all of Perry, and Allen
Clague of Jacksonville; one sister,
Faye Hendry of Perry; and three
Memorial services were held
Monday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home
with Jack Sauls officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts
may be directed to the Elroy
Volunteer Fire Department, 4755
US Hwy. 70 East, Goldsboro, NC
27534; or to the St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude
Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences may be sent
Hugh Bradford Molden
Hugh Bradford Molden died Jan.
25, 2008, at UAB Hospital in
Born in Winchester, Va., on Dec.
15, 1944, he moved to Panama
City in 1961 and graduated from
Bay High School in 1963. He was
a former member of the National
Guard and West Florida Sports Car
Club. Mr. Molden had been
employed in the air conditioning
business for the past 45 years, the
last 28 years with Complete Heat
and Air Conditioning.
He was preceded in death by his
step-father, George Lee Baker Sr.,
his mother, Mary Denny Baker,
and his father, Everett Lee Molden.
Survivors include: his wife, Lou
Molden; daughter Stephanie Ann
Israelsori; step-daughters, Belinda
Sadler, Meleah Johnson and
Luanne McMul4en; step-son,
Shane King; brothers,. Dennis,
George Baker, Christopher
Molden; sisters, Mary Lee Hartjes,
ten to cit zens of Perry
through an illness or g to lonely. Yours are the voices people
Tallahassee than go to DM H. I hear when they ride the elevators,
have been in the ER and overheard when they try to sleep, and when
the doctors shouting'at the patients they try to forget their problems.
that they did not have an You are what they hear on the way
emergency so they shouldn t be to appointments that could affect
there. If I am sick or hurting, I their destinies, and what they hear
don't want to be shouted at by a after they leave those
doctor. They need to evaluate the appointments. Yours are the
physicians that they have working comments people hear when you
for them, and get ones that are a think they can't. Yours is the
little bit more committed to intelligence and caring people
making the patient well than hope they'll find here. If you're
making money, nosy, so is the medical center. If
A hospital should not be all you're rude, so is the medical
apoutr'curing'ilmness, ancn1ii d l g a l is the redica center.
the citizens of Perry. I recently
read something that I would like to
include in this letter. To me, it
describes exactly what a hospital
atmosphere should be. It is directly
from an employee handbook in
Peoria, Ill. It says: You are what
people see when they arrive here;
yours are the eyes they look into
.when they are frightened and
April 30, 1957
Jan. 16, 1986
Although 22 years have
come and gone, it seems
like it was just yesterday.
If broke our hearts to see
you go, so much pain,
but the Lord gave us a
shoulder to lean on and a
firm hand to help see our
way through. He gave
us 28 years of your love
and continues on.with
Lisa, Narada, Jalik and
We miss you and
With great love,
The Cook, Phelps and
This is what I believe should be
the main goal of the board at
DMH. And in order to achieve that
goal, they need to listen to the
,citizens of Perry and what they
have to say. I feel that then, and
only then, will the money, that they
are asking to be taken out of our
pockets and into theirs be justified.
Lynn Bohnert and Mimi Molden;
11 grandchildren; and a host of
Services will be held today, Jan.
30, at 2 p.m. at the Old Country
Church in Panama City with the
Rev. James Peacock officiating.
Family members will receive
friends at the church from 1 to 2
p.m. prior to the service.
Ida Mae Mixon Fiegel
Ida Mae Mixon Fiegel, 80, died
Jan. 26, 2008.
She was born Oct. 31, 1927, in
Taylor County, the youngest of
eigh.t children born to Ed and Ida
Mixon. She had been a member of
Perry Church of Christ since 1954.
She retired in July 1996 as a
secretary at Martin Electronics
after almost 15 years.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Fred Fiegel, a
grandson, Rick Fiegel, her parents,
four brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include: a son,
Frederick Ruston (Rusty) Fiegel of
Gainesville; a daughter, Trisha
Redd of Tallahassee; one
grandson; and one grandaughter.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home with Joe
Wynn officiating. Interment
followed at Wo6dlawn Cemetery.
Family members received
friends Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. prior to the service.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in
Perry was in charge of
Muriel Fite, 88, died Jan. 22,.
2008, in Washington, D.C.
She was born near Tallahasse on
May 27, 1919, and graduated from
Florida State College for Women
(now Florida State University) in
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Hugh S. Fite.
Survivors include: three
daughters, Sheila Fite Mahaffy,
Debbie Fite Brinsfield and Amy
Fite Gluf; two grandchildren; and
thre great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, Jan. 31, at 12 p.m. at All
Saints Episcopal Church in El
Paso, Texas. A memorial service
will be held Monday, Feb. 4, at
Knollwood Memorial Chapel at 2
p.m. in Washington, D.C. .
Martin Funeral Home Central in ;'-'
El Paso, Texas, is in charge of all -
Phyllis Ann Gerbing
Phyllis Ann Gerbing,
homemaker, 50, died Wednesday,
Jan. 23, 2008, in Perry.
A native of Hugies, Ark., Mrs.
Gerbing had lived in Perry for the
past two months. She was .a
member of Kingdom Hall of
She is survived by her husband
of 29 years, Douglas Gerbing of
Perry; two sons, Phil Marro and
Chase Johnson Noth,
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Girls' soccer team
SMembers of the District champion TCHS boys soccer team
-right): Josh Levrette, Charlie Johnsorn, Ball Boy Kyler Laing
SBowden. Middle row: Megan Perry (Score Keeper), Chris Mor
:f Hammers. Back row: Morgan Pelt, Will Hall, Sean Crowley, Ken
-Phillip Parga, Taylor Ratliff and Coach Trace Laing.
TCHS boys ta
SThe Taylor County High boys Marianna early when Phillip Parga
soccerr team made it three district took a pass from Sean Crowley
"titles in a row here Friday with a and booted it into the goal to give
:3-0 shutout of Marianna. the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.
.The win vaults the Bulldogs (9- Senior Josh Leverette's penalty
5-3) into the'first round of the kick later in the game put the
--state playoffs this Thursday 'Dogs up 2-0.
-against DeFuniak Springs-Walton
%at 7 p.m. in Perry's Dorsett Ty Crowley iced the contest
Stadium. after taking an assist from
Taylor. County jumped on Leverette to put Taylor County up
Young Lady 'Dogs
heading to district
';. TayltraCounty.High Coach AnotJ resherph Shakia
Sylvestr 'Bellamy figuredd his Fitch'ett,' has been averaging 8
';2007-2008 girls basketball team points per contest.
Should do a lot of rebuilding this Thursday's win over Jefferson
season, especially with three was the last of three. straight wins
Freshmen in the starting lineup, last week that may have the Lady
S But the Lady Bulldogs may have Bulldogs peaking just before
Proved their coach somewhat tournament time.
wrong as they head into this On Mondva, TCHS defeated
week's district tournament in Suwannee 52-16 led by Stephens
Madison on a wining tr. k. with 18 points and Fitchett and
Taylor County defeated Jefferson 'B-rovin with 9 points each.
County last Thursday 55-46 to end Then on Tuesday, the Lady
their regular season with a 13-12 Bulldogs stopped Chiefland 57-21.
record, 3-3 in district play. This time it was Tucker leading
TCHS was led by Arneshia the way with three 3-pointers on
Stephens-with 15 points. 'Taikasha the way to scoring 17 points.
Gray with 9, Chelsea Sparrow Stephens poured in 16 points
with 8, Sanoia Brown 6, Shakia while Fitchett had 11.
Fitchett 7, Sharika El!li, 5. The. district tournament get
Chelsea Tucker 3 and Juzzninie under ay Friday in Madison with
Cooks 2 points .tip-off slated for 7 p.m. The title
Stephens has been among the game will be played Saturday, also
Big Bend's top scorers this season at 7 p.m.
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Thursday's State Regional In the second half Taylor 'Her ability to punt te nait 3,
Quarterfinal game between Taylor County dictated the game. only yards or better out of the back is a
County High's girls soccer team allowing the Seahaxiwks past the real advantage for us. Elizabeth '
and South Walton at Perry's midfield one time. On the night Devane went in at goalie late in
Dorsett Stadium was another South Walton only had one solid the game and did a whale of a job
chance to show just how good this shot on coal. herself," Brewer said.
Lady Bulldog team is this season. "I have to give a lot of credit to Tadylor County left Tuesday
Lead by Senior Katie Cooper. the midfield for the gwav they morning for Pensacola to take on
who threaded a spectacular pass played tonight." said Brewer. Pensacola Catholic in the second
through the Seahawk defense in "They're a good young group who round of playoffs. A win there '
the first minute of the game to a can take control of a ame." will put the Lady Bulldogs in the
waiting Courteney Mincy for the Brewer mentioned Minev. final -8 teams in the state.
evening's first goal. Taylor Jordan Williams, Gloria Taylor something that's never been done
County (16-4-3) went on to win and Jenna Helm as pla yin well before.
include, front row (left to 5-0 and advanced to the second Thursday night. Also tlayden It's a chance to avenge last years -,
lud, fron row eft t round of the state playoffs for just Barton, Kelsea Smyrnios and Shac loss against Catholic that knocked'
Trey Whiddon and 'Ryan the second time. Horner stepped up he said. Taylor County out of the state
gan, Ryan Baker and Glen Mincy, who beat a defender to The last goal of the night was playoffs. :
dall Thompson, Ty Crowley, go one-on-one with the Seahawk scored on a beautiful cross from' If the Lady Bulldogs do pull off
keeper, laid off a perfect shot to Taylor to Cantrell who.got a foot the win. they will then be back in
the near post for an early 1-0 lead. on it to knock it into the goal. the friendly confines of Dorsett -,
"I think that pretty much sent Taylor County goalie Koric Stadium this Friday at 7 p.m. to 'ct
the message to the other team just Wilson had another good outing, face the winner of the Jacksonville
how explosive our offense is," the coach said,. Bolles and Episcopal contest. Z
said Head Coach Dale Brewer. "We
came out and executed our game Field dedication, dinners
It eaand we didn't stop until the game Oran e-Blue baseball
was over.".0 I-le b s al
of it 6 Not only was the Lady
lt t t e aBulldogs' offense clicking, but the
defense led by seniors Jennifer f r i Friday
3-0. Hunter. Carmeron Myers and
Bulldog Coach Trace Laing said Natalie Clark plus sophomore Taylor County baseball fans will get an early look at the 2008 baseball
le was proud of his team's effort, Brooke Barton were near teams this Friday in the annual Orange vs. Blue intrasquLad ga-me.
especially on defense. Defensive impenetrable, the coach said. Friday's event will be more than just baseball, however, as the Baseball -
standouts included Glenn The second goal of the night Boosters will be dedicating the recent field and backstop renovations as
Hammers, Will Hall. Taylor followed a few minutes later when well as serving up chicken dinners.
Ratlif and goalie Kndall years sent a ell-placed s t While the actual game will get underway about 6:3 p.m. pre-game
Thompson. of the back to aCooper who beat a festiviites include the field dedication, special ceremony to honor the ,r:
The Bulldogs now turn their South Walton defender to rip a memory of Sheri Spradlcy, who passed away last year, plus remarks from
focus to Walton County, which shot, putting the ball in the near Booster President Bruce Ratliff.
defeated Chipley in the first round post corner. Taylor County coaches will introduce the varsity, junior varsity and
of the District 1, 3Ay tournament "It was possibly my last home middle school teams and School Superintedent Oscar IlIoward will throw
last week before falling to high school game and I wanted to out the first pitch.
Pensacola Catholic in Friday's play well and help the team Those interested in the chicken dinners may dine in or carry out
title match. anyway I could," said Cooper, beginning at 4 p.m. The dinners include 1/4 grilled chicken, baked beans.,
Coach Laing said his team will who has signed with Divisi'on coleslaw aid desert -- all for $5.
have to be at the top of their game Troy University. "It's a lot of fun Full concessions Will be available plus Bulldog t-shirts and caps. The
to beat the Braves. playing with my teammates and gamc is free to anyone wishing to attend.
"T have two players Bau having the success we're having."
R y .... 4rttye vE -d E"' '--, "*'aer inthe first halfsophomore .... "r y d~efe
dshing as.evifll ria Taylor fired off a shot from l" IU
on offense." he, sa id' outside the 18 into thil hack of the J
net off a Savannah Cantrell '
deflection in the box. Fo r W hite
Sporting clay Fort White by 10 points
"t think one of the areas we ve
tourney is Sat.
The Taylor County High senior
class will be sponsoring a
sporting clay tournament on
Saturday, Feb. 2.
The event will take place at
Gunrunners on Hwy. 19 South
with preferred starting times at 9
a.m.. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., if
The entry fee is $200 per four-
person team. All proceeds go to
the TCHS Senior Class trip.
For more information or to
enter, contact Marvin Brooks at
584-4411; ext. 102.
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improved the most this season is
finding our teammates when we
get down into the other team's box
area," said Brewer. "We have done
a good job finding the scams and
getting our looks at goal."
The last goal of the half came
when Taylor played a nice ball off
to Cantrell on the left side who
placed it in the far post to make it
4-0 at the half.
On Saturday January 5, 2008 a 6 month old Walker
puppy belonging to Al Jones was shot and killed
on the Goose Pasture Grade. The dog had a
tracking collar, as well as a regular collar. Three
Rivers Hunting Club is offering a reward of $1000
for information leading to the arrest and conviction
of the person or persons involved in this act.
If you have any information, please call
Three Rivers Hunting Club
850-584-9543 or 850-843-0950
The Taylor County Iigh boys
basketball team defeated Fort
White Friday 71-61 to improve
their record to 13-9 on the season,
3-3 in district play.
Four Bulldogs scored in.double
figures including Greg Snced with
15 points, Greg Flowers with 14,
Matt Burrell with 12 and Curtis
Jones with 1.1 points.
Rounding out the scoring were
Reggic King with 7 points,
dcreke Miller with 6 and Lavaski
Williams with 4.
Taylor County was slated to
travel to Suwannee County on
Tuesday before hitting the road to
Wakulla on Friday for their final
regular season game.
The Bulldogs will play in the
District 3, 3A tournament next
week in Jasper.
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If you like gospel music, you'll like this weekend
Evening of gospel Madison church plus dates per year "proclaiming new pastor, Robert M. Butler Jr. hold a Men's Breakfast for all men now and be our guests."
Sfthe gospel across the country." For additional information, in the community on Sunday, Feb. The church is located at 31
music promised invites Perry friend please call 584-7660 or 584-6211. 16, at 8 a.m. Guest speaker for this Plantation Road. For morp
"An Evening With the 'Dixie Naomi and The Segos will be in Pastor installation event will be Heeth Varnedoe III, information on this or any of th'
Echoes'" will be offered at Pleasant concert at Bible Deliverance Heart2Heart Women's the president and CEO of Flowers church's events, please call 584
Grove Baptist Church this Friday, Church in Madison on Friday, Feb. scheduled Industries. "Mark your calendars 826.
Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
The "Dixie Echoes" are
considered to be one of the pioneer
gospel groups in the country, with
more than 50 albums to their
credit, along with numerous Top
Ten singles. They have been
performing "spiritually uplifting
music" for almost 50 years.
"Crimson Flow" will also
perform on Friday.
Pastor Danny Lundy invites the
community to attend.
'Southern Joy' to sing
The Perry First Church of God
on Highway 221 North will present
its monthly sing on Saturday, Feb.
2, at 7 p.m. featuring "Eternal
Vision" and "Southern Joy."
Everyone is invited.
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Hollywood; one brother, Leroy
Burns of Texas; one sister, Maudy
Burs of Forest City, Ark.; and a
host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held
Saturday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. at
Kngdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses
For information on memorial
donations, please contact Beggs
Funeral Home in Perry, which is in
charge of arrangements.
Deadline for local
church news is
11:00 a.m. on
ispac is available
space is available.
1, at 7 p.m.
Admission is free, but a love
offering will be received during the
concert. Bible Deliverance Church
is located on South Range Avenue
in Madison, across from the cotton
Naomi and The Segos have been
singing for more than 50 years and
have "the richest history in
southern gospel music," with
Naomi considered to be one of the
first five ladies of gospel music.
Naomi and The Segos travel 200
Little St. John' Missionary
Baptist Church has a busy
weekend ahead, with members
gathering on Saturday, Feb. 2, for a
banquet at 5 p.m. Moderator
James Bobby Duval of the First
Bethlehem Association, will be the
guest speaker. Tickets are $15.
On Sunday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m., the
Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes and his
congregation of Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church will lead services
with Duval officiating at an
installation service for the church's
Restoration Faith Center invites
all women in the community to
participate in the Heart2Heart
Fellowship on each first Sunday at
5:30 p.m. "Testimonies, prayer
and games are shared; all ladies in
the community are invited to join
Flowers CEO speaks
here Feb. 16
First Presbyterian Church will
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'Good Turn' food
drive to kick off
on this Saturday
During the month of February,
the Boys Scouts of America are
celebrating more than 98 years of
service since their founding.
Again this year, local area Cub and
Boy Scouts will be collecting food
as part of Scouting's annual Good
A number of local
neighborhoods will have bags
placed on the doors of residences
this Saturday, Feb. 2. Those homes
will be revisited on Saturday, Feb.
9, beginning at 10 a.m.
"For those homes where bags
are distributed, please leave food
items on the porch where they are
visible from the road," organizers
All items collected stay in Perry
and are distributed throughout the
year by local area churches. For
more information, please call 584-
1569 or 584-9265.
Boy Scouting involves young
men from the ages of six to 18.
Cub Scout Pack 603 is sponsored
by the Perry Kiwanis Club. Boy
Scout Troop 600 is sponsored by
the Perry Elks Club.
"In past years Scouts have set
records for our community by
collecting more than a ton of food.
Thank you Perry for assisting area
Scouts in helping our neighbors so
generously," said Aucilla District
Scouting Commissioner John
Timberland, Citizens donate SU V
Perry's Citizens State Bank and Timberland Ford have donated a 1998 Ford Explorer to Taylor Technical Institute (TTI). The
vehicle will be used by students enrolled in the automotive department for hands-on training in trouble-shooting and servicing
cars, trucks and SUVs. The donated Ford Explorer was 'presented to .TTI Director Ken Olsen, left center, and automotive
instructor Kenny Young, far right. Making the presentation were Citizens State Bank Vice President Marvin Brooks, left, and
Brett Falicon, owner-operator of Timberland Ford of Perry.
To commemorate Black History Month
Nominees sought for civic service award
To commemorate Black History
Month, North'Florida Community
College and the African-American
Student Union are seeking
nominations from the public for
the fifth annual Jenyethel Merritt
Award for Civic Service.
The award will go to a local
African-American woman who has
made significant contributions to
her community. Nominations are
accepted through 5 p.m., Feb. 15.
A committee of AASU students,
faculty and staff will make the
selection. The recipient and
nominees will be honored at a
reception at NFCC on Feb. 27.
The late Jenyethel Merritt was
president of Suwannee River
Junior College, an African-
American community college
established by the' Florida
legislature in 1958 and located in
Madison. SRJC operated from
1959 until 1966 when it merged
with North Florida Junior College.
Merritt was Florida's first
woman president of a public
Nominations should be in the
form of a letter and include the
Brief explanation of why
person is deserving of the award
(no more than'l page).
** Brief outline of nominee's
personal background, education,
achievements and/or contributions
to education, civic affairs or
business relations (no more than 1
page). Please do not include
attachments, photos, clippings or
Name, address, contact
information of nominating person
Send nominations to the
Jenyethel Merritt Award
Committee, c/o Devona Sewell,
NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis
Drive, Madison, FL 32340, or fax
to (850) 973-1697.
Organizers: Christmas oy.Run 'best ever'
ol. ani-,z~rsC hR. b* s: r
The annual Christmas Toy Run
benefiting Guardian Ad Litem and
sponsored by Nature Coast, Inc.,
was "the best toy run to date,"
according to organizers.
The event raised $800 in cash
donations, as well as a number of
gifts Which were presented to the
program for distribution to local
Some 85 bikes and riders took
part in the run, which was held
Some 85 bikes and riders took part in the annual Christmas Toy Run.
Leaving the Taylor County
Courthouse, the bikers headed
west for a scenic ride on Highway
98, ending at the Econfina Resort.
"Please join us in thanking the
people and businesses who
supported our efforts to make
Christmas a little merrier for many
children in our area," Nature
Coast's Wendy Cruce said.
"A very special thank you to
Sheriff L.E. 'Bummy' Williams and
Capt. Richard Johnson for
organizing the law enforcement
escort through town. We would
also like to thank Perry
Newspapers, Inc., for advertising
this event," she said.
Donating door prizes for the
event were: Mitch's Gold &
Diamonds, Timberland Ford, Old
Mexico, Goodman's BBQ,
Michelle's Bull Pen, NAPA,
Woods 'N Water, Mama's Italian
Restaurant, Bull's Bobbers, Dr.
Shane Bethea, Sunrize Stitches,
Debbie's Jewels, KOA, A
Complete Salon and Camo, Carpet
Other businesses supporting the
run included Handy Rentals, Gator
Motors and Bobby Stefarnelli of
"We would also like to thank
Paul Millard and Billy Taylor for
donating two bushels of oysters,
and Mike Anderson and Dewayne
Bratcher for delivering the toys to
Guardian Ad Litem. A big thanks
to Sue Yates, Chelsea Yates, Jewel
Fournier, Ashley Fournier and
Peggy Lee for working tirelessly
throughout the day to insure that
everything ran smoothly. And last,
but certainly not least, thank you to
all the riders who supported this
and the many other rides to benefit
local charities," Cruce said.
The next ride is planned
for April 19 to benefit Relay For
Network meets Monday
The Taylor Republican Women's Network will hold its regular business
meeting Monday, Feb. 4, beginning at 6 p.m., at 591 E. Ash Street in Perry.
The meeting is the first regular business meeting for 2008 and will
include news from the national and state Republican women's networks
and include local issues in the elections in our county and statewide. New
committees and fund-raising projects for the coming year will be
announced and discussed.
All registered Republican women in Taylor County are invited to attend
and to become a member of the network. Associate memberships are also
available. For more information on the Taylor Republican Women's
Network, please call Opal Braswell at 584-7011.
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
J:oyce'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,
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third Wed.,
7 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Lions Club: first and third Thurs.,
noon, at Golden Corral Restaurant.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first
and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman's Club: second Wed.,
noon (Sept. to May; subject to change).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Rosehead
Taylor County Leadership Council:
second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-
Airport Advisory Committee: fourth
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.
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 Chamber Networking
Group: Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m., at the
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 St.
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).
B-1 Taco Times January 30, 2008
Get a jumpstart on your taxes
AARP's Tax Aide program will begin providing free tax assistance
starting Feb. 2 at the Taylor County Public Library.
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
a.m. to 5 p.m.) in March and April. Saturday hours for those months
will be announced.
For niore information, call Peggy Williams at 584-2690.
SB-2 Taco Times January 30, 2008
If Aucilla Christian Academy
.:recongnized its honor roll stude
i for the second nine weeks.
Christian Academy salutes honor roll students
Taylor County students making
the list included:
K-3 All S+'s
K-4 All S+'s
Aiden Cribbs, Emmaleah
Fifth Grade All A's and B's
Austin Bishop, Maddie Everett
and Julie High
Sixth Grade All A's
Austin Mills, Jessica Welch and
Sixth Grade All A's and B's
Devan Courtney and Jessica
Seventh Grade All A's and B's
Alexis Burkett and Wendy Yang
Eighth Grade All A's and B's
Ninth Grade All A's and B's
Rebecca .Hagberg and Kent
10th Grade All A's and B's
Tyler High, Jessica Hunt,
Marissa Snodgrass and Koal
12th Grade All A's
Hooppell, Hunter Hughes and
K-5 All S+'s
Dawson Bishop, Abbi Gayle
Cope, Austin Dunkle, Ansley
English, Grant Merschman, Kaley
Mincy and Ben Wurgler
K-5 All S+ and S
Julianna Lindsey and Albree
First Grade All A's
Marissa Cooley, Evan Courtney,
Taylor Davis, Ameer Khodr,
Lynelle Loveless, Maggie Mall,
Gabriel Rouse and Cody Whiddon
First Grade All A's and B's
Kaleb Poppell, Cole Tuten
Second Grade All A's
Jessica Giddens, Grace Rouse,
Mickaela Whiddon and Daniel
Second Grade All A's and B's
Andrew Hall, Haley Jones, Nour
Khodr, Jenna Merschman, Brandon
Slaughter and Tedo Wilcox r
Third Grade All A's
Stephanie English and Kate
Third Grade All A's and B's
Meagan Beatty, Dena Bishop,
Cali Burkett, Brittany Hughes,
Erica Keeler, Lindsey Lawson and
Fourth Grade All A's
Fourth Grade All A's and B's
Meagan Giddens and Ally Mall
SFifth Grade All A's
J.R. Blue, the son of Randy Blue
of Perry and Shelia Erwin of
Crawfordville, received his
Master's degree in public
administration on Dec. 14, 2007,
from North Georgia College and
State University. He previously
earned his Bachelor's degree from
the same school in August of
Blue also received his
commission as a second lieutenant
in the U.S. Army. In February, he
will begin a seven-week
leadership course at Ft. Sill, Okla.
Then he is scheduled to complete a
12-week course for Officer Branch
Qualification in the field of
transportation at Ft. Eustis, Va.
Upon completion of these
courses, Blue will be assigned to a
transportation unit with the U.S.
Army Reserve in Tallahassee.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
t Managers at Jackson Hewitt, located on South Jefferson Street, prepare to cut the ribbon
--during open house ceremonies held recently. Joining them for the celebration were Perry-
- Taylor County Chamber of Commerce staff and community members.
.Tickets on sale for chamber banquet
Tickets are still available for the
*-annual Perry-Taylor County
r:Chamber of Commerce banquet to
be held Friday, Feb. 22.
The event, which will toast
"Achieving Excellence," will
include a silent auction at 6 p.m.
and dinner at 7.
The featured guest will be
comedian/magician Dick Stoner.
Seating is limited. Tickets are
$45 'per person; a table of 10 is
For reservations, contact the
chamber at 584-5366.
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iTaylor students, families
selected for focus group
STaylor County students and their families were selected to take part in a
focus group reviewing a new Web site developed to help students with
disabilities "successfully transition from high school to adult life."
S Project Director Lewis Persons came to Perry Jan. 23 to have Taylor
County students, teachers and families evaluate the accessibility, ease of
navigation and usefulness of the Web site, as well as to seek
improvements. Three focus groups were held in the high school computer
lab, with eight students, seven teachers and two parents participating
throughout the day.
The Web site development project is sponsored by the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services, Administration on Developmental
-. -Disabilities, the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. and the
University of South Florida. The site can be accessed at:
Covenant Hospice: 'Keeping
the promise' for
:Covenant Hospice will celebrate "25 years of Keeping the Promise"
ith a year-long series of events.
i ':."Public participation, including our patients, families and volunteers, in
iS verything we do to celebrate this milestone will be a big part of this year-
lobng celebration," said Dale 0. Knee, Covenan't president and CEO. "We
want to get as many people involved as possible."
As part of the celebration, Covenant Hospice recently held an
anniversary banquet in downtown Pensacola, where Covenant's corporate
office is located, to commemorate the occasion with the public.
Covenant Hospice has grown into one of the largest not-for-profit
hospice systems in the nation. Today, Covenant has two inpatient units in
the Pensacola area and an average daily census of more than 1,300 patients
in 35 counties of Alabama and Florida, including eight counties of the Big
Bend. The Tallahassee branch office and Perry outreach service center
have been serving the Big Bend for nearly five years.
Supporting TCHS basketball
Buckeye Community Federal Credit Union staff assisted with concessions during Taylor County High
School's recent basketball game against Madison High School. Staff members who assisted are shown with
team coaches (I to r): Dianna Briggs, Joleen Whitehead, Coach Sylvester Bellamy, Coach Ed Harvey, Coach
Dan Anderson, Donna Thornton's daughter Savanna, Ashley Snipes and Sondra Shaw, who also supervises
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Yard Sale Saturday 8 until. 1103 S. Fair
Yard Sale Saturday, 8 1..3765 US 19
North. On left past Pisgah Bapt. Church.
No early birds Please! Cancel if rain.
Bearded. Dragon comes with 55 gal. Aq.
Tank and cabinet w/lights. $150 OBQ.
Call 584-7032 or 838-6169 and ask for
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3ct Channel set diamondtennis bracelet,
New $25000 will sell for $1:00
purchased from Mitch's Gold & Diamonds
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18 pot-belly pigs. Various sizes. $10 each:
OBO. Must take all. 584-7270. :
For Sale Queen hide-a-bed, nice, tan
excellent cond. $100; Over stuffed love
Seat, reclines on both sides $100. Phone
FIREWOOD FOR SALE $50 PICKUP LOAD. CALL
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WANT TO BUY
1941 & before 974.
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19613 .-1984 :,
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Also want any annual
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2 bed/1 bath house, central Heat/Air. $550
per month. Call 584-6113 between 8:30 -
3 Bed/1 Bath house, central Heat/Air. $650
per month. Call 584-6113 between 8:30 -
Large 1 Bed/i Bath Duplex, Central AC &
Heat, wood floors, full kitchen, remodeled
bathroom, laundry hook-up, ceiling fans.
$475 month. First, last & security deposit.
SSteinhatchee Place Resort -.Furnished 1
and 2 bedroom Condos for Rent. $650-
$750. Included in price Water, cable,
internetand hot tub in Steinhatchee. Call
Beach Area 1 bed/1 bath block house.
$650 per month. Adults only. Available
Feb; 1, call850-578-2356.
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
:.southern Villa s of Perry
.i Looking For Applicants!
. Rental .assistance available. HUD
vouchers accepted. 1 & 2 BR HC & non-
'RC accessible apartments, Office hours
.are 8Ba.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Thurs. Call 850-
S584-8111. TDDTY 711.315 Puckett Rd,
Perry,z Fl, 32347. Equal Housing
.1 & 2 bedroom apartments available. Call
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
Westgate Hotel Rooms available for Rent.
-.-'Refrigerator,' microwave, TV w/cable,
.:AC/Heater:-: Eebrything included. $154
N:;weekly.or $40 'daily plus tax.(RV sites also
available.) 1627'S. Byron Butler Pkwy.
-Commercial Building for Lease Down
"."town building Brand new. 10 office's
n: 'nluding.receotionist area and waiting
'area. All internet and phone equip,
handicap accessible bathroom. Must see,
SCall SelectGroup Realty at 850-584-4401.
.Taking applications on 2 well kept 2
bedroom mobile home. Central AC, No
Pets. Will accept one very small child.
Now accepting applications for the waiting
list for our 1, 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.
For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $600 mo.
First and last month's rent plus security
deposit required. 838-9514
Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-584-4401
House for sale 2 bed/1 bath on 2. acres of
land. Large utility shed with chain link
fence. $90,000 for more information call
Land for sale, 221 North Between Shiloh
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or
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-
Owner Sale 112 McCall St. 3 Br/1 B, kit-
Dine, L.R,, back deck, large storage Bid.
Fenced back yard, new roof, $89,000. Call.
-P228~2MB2 R 84461,8, .. ...
1985 Single Wide MH on .87 acre in back
part of MH park. 14x70 2 BR/2 Bath with a
3rd BR added on covered patio, 2 outside
sheds, metal roof $25,000 MH and land As
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
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.0. Ph. 838-
New or Used Mobile Homes with No
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Mobile Home 2 BR/2 Bth 14x70. Good
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Turn Key Repo 3 bd/2 bth on 2.5 acres in
Bronson Area. Call Prestige Home
Seeking positive minded individual who
interacts well with others for working
supervisor position. Provides and
oversees maintenance.needs fr facilityy,;
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,
Administrator, Lafayette Health Care
Center, 512 W. Main St., Mayo, FL 32066
Saturday, Feb. 2
9:00-3:00 (No Early Birds)
1417 N. Springfield St.
(off Ash St., turn: across from church, old Peck Smith home)
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.
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.
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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 pm. Fill:in
for housekeeping as needed. Occasional :
weekends and night shift hours. Contact:
Bobby Roberts, Lafayette Health Care, 512
W. Main St., Mayo, FL.
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
Now hiring for the following positions, in a
Limerock Mine, 23 miles west of Perry, FL
: Heavy Equipment Operators. Apply in
Spersod Mhrtin Marietta Materials, Hwy 98
'West,' Perry; FL: 850-584-6461. To learn
more aboit our. company visit our website:
.www.martinmaidetta.com We are an equal
opportunity employer, M/F//D/V.
iRN Cliical'Care Coordinator/ Manager
Seeking RN for day shift Monday Friday
with rotation of on-call. Need Excellent
'clinical, organizational, and time
management skills: Prefer background
with supervisory experience. Competitive
..wages and benefits. Great, working
environment. Contact: Holly Reed, Director
of Nursing, Lafayette Health Care Center.
512 W. Main St., MayoFL. 386-294-3300.
J & J Equipment is looking for a
bookekeper/office help. Must be proficient
in Quickbooks & Microsoft Office., Pay
based on skill. Fax resume to 850-584-
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The Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facilityis Mart lectrnics l s curen
accepting applications for 'a Landfill :: forrti Eenic hni cuen
Spotter. Duties include sptiig loads : a; epng : applf aons for aTe ican
garbage when emptied: and some .( Eectronics)si: oBasicn electronics,
abae equipow en. ossSta o o watng. electronic. test equipment; read and
occasional equipment operating. 'uncdersta schematic diagrams, make
Applications can be picked up at 'the Varioustyesd ofconnections assemble
Landfill office between the hours :00 various type of connections, ea ling assemble
a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday thuh:Fri'ay: vaiou connects. Heavy lifting may be
Aucila Area Solid Waste Fi oreqited :'Goodmath skills. Must be able
Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facility iSjaO to u~selschematic diagrams towire PLCis
equal opportunity employer and a.Dru to use sceatc diagrams to wire PLgis
equal opportunity employer and a Drug ad asociate devices, work in all weather
Free Workplace. conditions and 'wear all applicable PPE.
1/16-1/25 :COMA se0 r benefits. All applicants are
Avon Reps Needed! How would you like to subject'tq'pre-employmeht drug screening
be your own boss? Start your own : andia background heck by BATF. Bring
business. I can show you how. $10 start- picre d Social Security card orbirth
up kit. Call BJ Today! 850-584-6289' o'., erifiate and apply at the Emiply Fblrida
850-843-2605. ile. 9Urit, in 'the -Mart parking lot on
11/2tfBJ ', ednesdAys or stop b MEI to complete
RN Supervisor- Part-time-forweekends EAAEE R i .:
LPN- PRN -All Shifts. 0 13 I
We are small, but are a part of a wonderful 5
company with caring individuals who have ::: RNs/PNs- FT 7A "r7p&r7p 7a,'
a desire to improve the lives of our ;CNAs -.FT 8 hourlshift... .,-
Residents and Staff, Call 850-973-4880. ::Lake -Park ,f M spn 259 SW Capt.
Ask for Peggy Powers. D.O.N, Madisndn ::l ;Madin 340,
Nursing Center. "' ; 850-973-82: :i.;
1/30ffMNC 2/22PM ,
Lance, Inc., a well-known manufacturer of .qualii sacks
since 1913, offers you all the ingredients for a satisfying
future. We currently have the following opportunity at our
Perry, FL Salty Snack plant:
We have an opening for anight shift
Industrial Electredian.' '
Strong basic electrical knowledge required.
1 year minimum commercial industrial experience.
Tech School Certification preferred.
Apply .at Job Service of Perry
We offer a. oretieitiive:saiMF and
benefits package. Qualified candidates
apply at Jo Servje of Peiry,
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RN Unit Manager
Assist the Director of Nursing in leading and
directing a 97-bed facility and assigned staff
in maintaining approved i care for residents.
FL RN LiceniSe req red :,
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 700 am
Excellent Pay & Benefits
1656 S. Jefferson St., Monticello, FL 32344
Phone 850-997-1800 or FAX resume to 850-997-7269
Old Fireplace Brick E Il
Gold (scrap)~ Diamonds Old Comic Books
Coins (silver) & Paper Money Taylor County Memorabilia
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1803 VV. Main St. SOUTH HOUSE Perry, FL 32347
Help Wanted Badcock & More. Set up and 2001 Sequoia limited edition, 4 wheel
delivery. Must be 21 yrs. old. License and drive, automatic, aircondition, good
good driving record required. No phone. condition, 61kmiles. $17,000. Call 584-
calls! Apply in person 1225 S. Jefferson 4395.
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 upon engineering drawings, procure,
material, service and tooling componrgpts:l
-at competitive price and deliverylterms,
manage inventory levels to meet
production plans and optimize cash flow,
and effectively manage supplier
relationships. This position reports to the
Directorof 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
subject 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 .
firstname.lastname@example.org by fax
850-584-2044 or by mail, to .VP of.
Administration, Buyer/Planner PFosition,
Martin Electronics, Inc., 10625 Puckett
Road, Perry, FL 32348.
TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
Call in Roll Off Site Attendant(Beaches &,
Steinhatchee area) $6.88 hr.
Job descriptions and applications can be
obtained from www.taylorcontygov.com or
One Stop Mobile Unit located in the Kmart
Parking Lot on Wednesdays 9 a.m, 6
p.m. orat 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 iss an EOE, VP, DT,
Help .Wanted -Able body person for yard
work and misc. Part time. Call 584-7270.
1995 Jeep Wrangler 4x4; 86,000'miles:
brand new tires and bikini top; good
condition; $4,500. Call 584-9108
'99' Chevy Tahoe 4x4, leather,: heated
seats, CD player, $5,500 must sell. 838-
'93'CHvy Blazer $2,000 3835
2002 Chevrolet S-10, V6, Great condition.
$5,800 call 838-2137.
'94' Chevy S10 pickup Auto/heat & air. 4
cyl. New tool box $1600. Call 223-1014.
2001 Cougar Mercury, 2 doors, 5-speed,
1998 GMC Sierra 4-wheel drive, 5-speed,
$3900. OBO. Call 850-372-1198.
For Sale 35x14.50x15 Boggers 2 new 2
half tread $500. Call 843-3033 leave
For Sale: 2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L
PW/L, 4 door, cloth seats, 4 dr., runs;
needs minor repair. $1500 OBO. Please
Call 672-1056. Chrissy
2005 Buick Rendezvous CX Plus, gray
leather seats, 3rd row seat (7 passenger),
pb, power windows, pdi, cc, AM/FM
cassette/CD, XM radio, on star, parking
Sensors, dual air, dual power seats,
front/side air bags, ABS (4 wheel), alloy
wheels, V-6 engine, 48,900 miles, recent
set of Michelin tires, silver/gray, one
owner, in excellent condition. $13,600.
Call 850-584-7883 or cell 838-4742
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.
I Paint Houses!
Local Artisan Susan Swan Sellers, sister
of renowned Vermont artist Fred Swan, will
create a charming acrylic painting of your
home. For more information call 584-2199.
Carpet, Tile and Grout cleaning & sealing.
Call 850-838-2805 or 850-843-1639
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CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
'30 'years. experience. 850-838-9050.
Please leave message.
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
JohnSesock, owner 850-584-2027
Notice is hereby given to Lametris
Tyshona McBride unless payment is
made on a 1990 Olds VIN #
1G3CW54C3L4335523 Vehicle will be
Auction on the 12th of February at 9:00
a.m. at Larry's Towing
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECT
I. Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of
the State of Florida, do hereby give
notice that a GENERAL
ELECTION will be held in TAYLOR County,
State of Florida, on the FOURTH day of
2008, A.D., to fill or retain the following
President and Vice-President
Representative in Congress: District 2
State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 3
Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 3
State Senator: District 3
State Representative: District 10
Supreme Court: Retention of One Justice
First District Court of Appeal: Retention of
Circuit Judge, Third Judicial Circuit:
Groups 4, 6 and 7
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Superintendent of Schools
Supervisor of Elections
School Board: Districts 3 and 5
County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 & 5
Taylor Soil and Water Conservation
District: Groups 1, 3 and 5
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
In Re: The Estate of:
CATHERINE ANITA SCOTT,
Case No. 08-057-CP
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
CATHERINE ANITA SCOTT, deceased,
whose date of death was January 2,
2008; File Number 08-057-CP is pending
in the Circuit Court for Taylor County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 620, Perry,
Florida 32348. iThe names 'and
addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
'All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice has been served,
must file-their claims, with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against' decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN'3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
Tr dr dbte'b' first publication o6t-his '6iti'ce
is: JANUARY 30, 2008.
SMITH & SMITH
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 169621
P.O. Drawer 579
Perry, Florida 32348
Telephone: (850) 584-3812
Fax: (850) 584-7148
3600 Joel Aman Road
Perry, Florida 32347
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR SEALED BIDS
The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is soliciting sealed bids
for ROADSIDE RIGHT-OF-WAY MOWING.
Qualified firms or individuals desiring to
provide the required services must
submit their bid package in a sealed
envelope or similar package marked
iSealed Bid for Roadside
Right-of-Way Mowingi, to the Clerk
oftCourt, 1st Floor Courthouse, 108 North
Jefferson Street, Suite 102, or P.O. Box
620, Perry, Florida 32348, to arrive no
later than 4:00 P.M.. local time, on
Tuesday, February 19, 2008. All bids MUST
have the respondent's name and
mailing address clearly shown on the
outside of the envelope or package
when submitted. Bids will be opened
and respondents announced at 6:25
P.M. local time, or as soon thereafter as
practical, ontTuesday, February 19,
2008, in the Taylor County Administrative
Complex, Old Post Office, 201 East
Green Street, Perry, Florida 32347.
Bid information MUST be obtained from
the Clerk of Court, 1st. Floor Courthouse,
108 North Jefferson Street, Suite'102, or
P.O. Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348, (850)
The County, in its sole and absolute
discretion, reserves the right to reject
any and/or all bids, to cancel or
withdraw this bid solicitation at any time
and to waive any irregularities in the bid
process The County reserves the right
to award any contract to the
respondent which it deems to offer the
best overall service; therefore, the
County is not bound to award any
contract based on the lowest quoted
price. The County, in its sole and
absolute discretion, reserves the right to
accept the bid deemed to be in the
Countyis best interest. The County, in its
sole and absolute discretion, also
reserves the right to assign a local
business preference in an amount of
five (5) percent of the bid price. No
foxed Bids will be accepted.
Additional information may be obtained
Andy.McLeod, Director of Public Works
587 Highway 27 East
Perry, FL 32347
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, Taylor County, Florida
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PLANNING BOARD WORKSHOP OF The
Taylor County Planning Board will hold a
workshop on February 7, 2008. The
purpose of the workshop is to review
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.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FINAL SHARED VISION PLAN.
The Taylor County Planning Board will
hold a public hearing on the Shared
Vision Plan on Thursday, February 7,
2008, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter
as the matter can be heard, at the
Taylor County Administrative Complex
located at 201 East Green Street, Perry,
Florida 32347. The purpose of the
hearing is to consider recommending
approval of the Final Shared Vision Plan'
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Ico Times January 30,2008
to Tne County Commission. interested
parties are invited to review o copy of
the plan on the internet at-
http://www.taylorcountyvision.org or at
the Planning Department Office located
at 201 East Green Street, Perry, Florida
The public hearing may b, continued to
one or more dates. ..Any interested
party shall be advised that the date,
time and place of any continuation' of
the public hearings shall be announced
during the public hearing and that no
further notice concerning the matter will
All members of the:public are welcome
to attend: Notice is further hereby
given, that pursuant 'to Fbrloda Statute
286.0105, that any person or persons
deciding to appeal any matter
considered at this public hearing will
need a record of the hearing and may
need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence'upon which the appeal is to
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