47th Year, No. 11
Serving the T :; Capital of the South
Tornado rips through
Keaton Beach experienced both
nature's UI'I and its m ery Ftildi
morning when a powerful tornado
left- a-path of destruction :htouigh
the coastal community, but
resulted in no itpi'ited injuries.
The tornado struck around 8:36
4.m., traveling from the outhve-t
to the nonriheast leaving one'home
coitfletely destroyed and some 26
:;- :chkrdimg to Taylor Count)
JP3'clor of Public Safety Jeff
Mamiing. the first call received by
dispatchers said a home on Marina
Road:in Keaton Beach had been
ihron'ii in the roadway.
: Emergency crews responding to
ithe scene, however, found the
damage to be much more extensive
than they had first thought.
On Keaton Beach Dri\e. the
storm ripped almost the entire roof
ff one home and caused
significant damages to several
i: Much of the debris was dropped
pnto the main Keaton Beach canal,
prompting county officials to close
the public boat ramp until the canal
: The tornado continued its path.
damaging homes along Ponce De
Leon Drive, snapping power poles
and trees along the waN. Several
lits'iere left in the middle of the
roadway with power lines draped
&6erthem. One boat was separated
frtmaits trailer and pushed against
A-home by the storm.
Many of the power lines that
remained intact had sections of
aluminum siding bent around
them, swaying with the w md
A fifth-wheel travel trailer
located on PonfefD'-Leon .'was
)- apparently picked up and thrown
into the back canal, leaving it half
submerged under the water..
The worst damage, however,
was sustained on Marina Road,
where one home was completely
destroyed, with debris spread
across a wide section of the
roadway and neighboring
Furniture and appliances lay
upon the ground buried in
remnants of walls and floors. The
tornado left only a few interior
walls still standing upon the
structure's pilings. The owner of
the home, a doctor from Valdosta,
Ga., was not present at the time.
Former Taylor County High
Head Football Coach Elmer Coker,
who lives on Marina Drive, about
100 yards south of the path of
Friday's tornado, said he began
listening to the approaching storm
from his back porch after tornado
watch reports were issued.
"It was so loud with the hard rain
and thunder, that I didn't hear it
(the. tornado) coming," he said.
"But I heard it as it left the area. It
sounded just like a train."
Rains continued to fall
throughout the morning, making
the work for power crews a wet
endeavor while they removed
downed lines and replaced
While the storm knocked out
power to some 150 homes,
Manning said that by Friday
evening electricity had been
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A tornado spawned Friday morning cut a path of destruction through Keaton Beach, leaving one home completely destroyed and more than 20 others darriaged.
The travel trailer shown above was thrown from a lot on Ponce De Leonri Drive into the back canal: Little remains of the Marina Road residence behind it.
(Photo by Mark Viola)
To proposed coastal development
Pruitt seeks to resolve state's objections
Members of the development
team for The Reserve at
Sweetwater Estuary will be
Bveting with state officials this
week in Tallahassee to try and
..olye objections to the project.
'--:permit for Dr. J. Crayton
PriAas latest coastal development
heri, between Keaton and Dekle
bea es) was expected to be
apprjsed for the past two months
by the Suwannee River Water
Management District (SRWMD)
but .was pulled from the agenda
aft&"'the State Department of
Cbd6iiiunity Affairs (DCA)
threatened to file a lawsuit.
:":The item did not appear on
SRWMD's March agenda and
Beverly Birkitt, environmental
expert for the project, said they
have now been granted an
In a Feb. 1 letter from DCA
Secretary Tom Pelham, the district
was told that DCA had.determined
that the permit application was
inconsistent 'with the department's
statutory authorities which are
included in the Florida Coastal
"The department is aware that it
will have the burden of defending
its position in any administrative or
judicial proceeding that may result
and is fully prepared to do so,"
Birkitt said this week that her
team remains optimistic that the
problems can be resolved.
"They (DCA) think we don't
comply with the Coastal Zone
Management Act. We believe we
do," she said.
She said this week's meeting will
include Pelham as well as several
,other DCA staff members:
Last summer, Pruitt killed plans
to construct the $700 million
Magnolia Bay Marina and -Resort
on the same property after several
governmental agencies objected to
the marina and associated channel
into the gulf. So Pruitt instructed
Boat ramp closed
The public boat ramp at Keaton Beach remains closed as the county works to remove debris
from Friday morning's tornado in the main canal. According to Director of Public Safety Jeff
Manning, the county is working with state officials to receive disaster assistance to help pay
for the clean-up efforts.
his staff to design a project without
the marina basin and channel, and
to add a golf course.
According to Birkitt, the current
project will feature 624
condominium units, an 874-unit
hotel, some single-family housing
and 280,000 square feet of
SRWMD, in its staff reports,
indicated approval of the newest
"As a result of the applicant's
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9 nabbed in drug sweep
An intensive four-hour blitz
netted nine arrests on drug charges
Wednesday, March 5, -in a high
traffic area of Warner Avenue.
The Taylor County Joint Drug
Task Force was one of 72 local and
state agencies taking part in the
one-day law enforcement drive
coordinated by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
During the statewide sweep, law
enforcement officials arrested 757
people and seized more than 4.7
kilos of cocaine, 156 pounds of
marijuana, 856 marijuana plants,
670 grams of methamphetamine,
908 grams of crack, hundreds of
prescription pills and $1.16 million
Locally, officers seized "a
substantial amount of cannabis and
cocaine (both in rock ahd powder
form)," Taylor County Sheriffs
Office Capt. Ron Rice said.
Arrested and booked at the
Taylor County Jail were:
Mack Burrell, 24, possession
of cannabis with intent to sell and
resisting arrest without violence.
John Ellis Anderson, 23,
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PPD launches investigation
into counterfeit $100 bills
Between 10 and 12 counterfeit
$100 bills have been passed at a
number of local businesses and the
Perry Police Department is
advising retailers and clerks to "be
Reports of the fake money first
surfaced March 5 when a bank
clerk discovered a counterfeit bill
in a store deposit.
"Our investigation has revealed
that the unknown suspects have
been making low dollar purchases
with high dollar bills. There are at
least three suspects involved in
passing counterfeit bills," PPD
Captain Jamie Cruse said Tuesday.
The bogus bills have been
passed at 10 local businesses to
date, ranging from the Taylor
County Health Department to the
Tax Collector's Office.
"If you someone pays you with a
$100 bill you suspect is a fake, you
can ask them for another form of
payment or ask to see another bill..
You may also tell them the bill is
counterfeit, keep it and call the
police if you are within the city
limits. If you are in the county,
contact the sheriffs office," Cruse
Tips in authenticating bills
Watermark: The 1996 and 2004
style bills have a watermark (a
faint image similar to the portrait,
that is visible from either side
when held up to a light source).
Color-Shifting Ink: The 1996
styles bills have color-shifting ink
in the lower right-hand corner, that
shifts from green the black as the
note is tilted 45 degrees, the 2004
bills have color-shifting ink that
shifts from copper to green as the
note is tilted 45 degrees.
Security Thread: Genuine bills
have a clear polyester thread
embedded vertically in the paper.
The thread is inscribed with the
denomination of the note, and is
visible only when held up to light.
Each denomination has a unique
thread position and will glow a
unique color in UV light.
Additional information about
security marks on bills can
be found on-line at the Web site
www.secretservice.gov or www.
Banking institutions and
investigators may access the site
"One of the most common forms
of counterfeiting creates fake bills
using an ink jet printer. An
indicator of these fake bills is that
an ink jet printer makes copies by
spraying tiny colored dots onto
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A-2 TaCO Times March 12, 2008
Little remained except a few interior walls after this Marina Road residence took the brunt of Friday's tornado. The owner
of the home was not present at the time.
Aluminum siding'from one of the 27 homes damaged bythe
tornado swayed in the wind after being caught in a power line.
A large section of the residence's roof
rested on a nearby boat.
(Photos by Mark Viola)
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Furniture and appliance were strewn among the rubble covering Marina Road.
The tornado moved this boat into the middle of Ponce De Leon Drive and left it draped in
power lines and tree limbs.
The tornado ripped off almost the entire roof from this Keaton Beach Drive residence.
The trees along Marina Road were left filled with debris from damaged homes.
Debris and water filled Ponce De Leon Drive after Friday's storm.
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action is on-going
-the paper. These dots are clearly
:visible if you look at the money
through a magnifying glass,"
Anyone with information
regarding the counterfeit money, or
who suspects they may be in
possession of fake $100 bills, may
contact the police department at
The investigation is on-going,
:Suspects attempted to flee
continued from page 1
sessionn of cocaine with intent
Kayla B. Layne, 18, possession
'..cocaine and possession of drug
-* .Jessica Louise Verbeke, 21,
possession of cocaine and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
. Marcus lacovino, 19,
possessionn of cocaine and
-'Vssessiori of drug paraphernalia.
Reginald King, 18, possession
Toddrik Burney, 28, possession
of cannabis with intent to sell,
resisting officer without violence
Two unidentified white males
(juveniles), possession of
The drug task force set up a
surveillance take down operation
in an area known for drug
activities, Rice said.
"Some of the suspects resisted
arrest by attempting to flee; they
were caught and taken into
custody. Officers had to deploy
their Tasers in two instances," he
Assisting with taken downs
were: Deputy Timmy Murphy, Inv.
Ray Kellerman, Inv. Donna Lee,
Capt.; Jamie Cruse, Sgt. Gene
Franklin, Inv. Dewayne Bratcher,
Deputy Lynn Gilbreath, Det. Mike
Anderson, Sgt. Lin Gray, Ptl.
Heather Murphy, Ptl. Kyle
Johnson and Ptl. Jimmy Cash.
named to PTK's
All-Florida Academic Team
Continued from page 1
(Pruitt's) efforts during the
ongoing project review, direct and
secondary wetland impact
avoidance and minimization
efforts are considered adequate to
meet rule criteria. The project is
not contrary to the public interest,"
District staff wrote in 'the permit
According to SRWMD,
wetland impacts on the project
were reduced from 134 acres to 44
Digital camera workshop
The Taylor County Public Library
will offer a workshop called
Introduction to Digital Photography on
Friday, March 14, at 10 a.m., and
again on Friday, March 28, at 4 p.m.
The workshop is free and will cover
topics including: how to use your
digital camera; how to get your
pictures from the camera into the
computer; how to print them; how to
e-mail them; and how to put them on
Everyone is encouraged to bring
their own cameras.
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Community Colleges has
announced that Teresa Ginther and
-Erin Smith of North Florida
Community College were named
to the 2008 Phi Theta Kappa
(PTK) All-Florida Academic
"This year's team includes 104
students representing Florida's 28
public community colleges, one
independent college, and one
They will be honored at a
luncheon and awards ceremony in
allahassee on Tuesday, April 15.
-,Additionally, the Florida
,.gislature and other state leaders
M-. the Capitol will recognize the
- 'Each year, ..a Phi Theta Kappa
:(YTK) All-Florida Academic Team
itclent- in Florida's community
colile-e. This distinction is
Air Force Airman Brian D.
Williams has graduated from basic
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Brian D. Williams
bestowed upon these students in
recognition of their academic
achievement, leadership and
service to the community. The All-
Florida Academic Team is
composed of all those students
, who were nominated by their
respective colleges to the national
All-USA Academic Team
competition sponsored by USA
Today and PTK International
Honor Society. Phi Theta Kappa is
an international academic
honorary for students of two-year
colleges. Dr. Greg Molnar is
sponsor of the NFCC chapter.
Ginther and Smith made the
second All-Florida Academic
"I'm honored to be part of the
All-Fla. Team," said Ginther, a
second-year student who graduates
in May. She plans to attend FSU,
majoring in social work. 'She
hopes to become a Christian
counselor. She is vice president of
military training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training,
the airman studied the Air Force
mission, organization and military
customs and courtesies; performed
drill and ceremony marches, and
received physical training, rifle
marksmanship, field training
exercises and special training in
In addition, airmen who
complete basic training earn
credits toward an associate degree
through the Community College of
the Air Force.
He is the son of Sandy Goosby
and Leon E. Williams, both of
The airman is a 2004 graduate.of
Taylor County High School.
Do you have a loved one serving
in the military overseas?
Let us know at 584-5513.
the Student Government
Association and vice president of
the campus PTK. Gin'fher and her
husband, James, reside in Eridu.
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A book for the suitcase
Candidates for the State Jr. Miss title attended a book signing for Susan H. Lincoln, held at the Taylor County Public Library
during the week prior to the March 1 Floria Jr. Miss program. Lincoln presented autographed copies of.her new book, "When
Mimosas Bloom," to each of the contestants for their return trip home. On that Saturday, Miss Ka~yla Loveday, third from left,
was named the 2008 Florida Jr. Miss with a .story that could be the topic for a best seller. Loveday, 18, was actually runner-
up:in the St. Johns Jr. Miss program, but an ACL injury forced the winner to withdraw from state competition. In early
February, Loveday found out that she'd be representing her county; "it was a "dream come true," she said. That dream-come-
true was accompanied by a total of $3250 in scholarship money and a place in the national competition which will be held June
26-28 in Mobile, Ala., where Loveday will compete with representatives from all 50 states.
Job Fair planned -here on Thursday, March 27
Work solutions for you .
Employment Connections is planning a Spring Job Fair for Thursday,
March 27, in the auditorium of Forest Capital Hall in Perry.
This event is staged to match businesses and potential employees from
the six-county area which Employment Connections serves.
Some 100 people attended last year's event and organizers are hoping to
increase that number this year. "We have attendee bags for the first 250
people who come," said Diane Head of Employment Connections. She is
expecting 15-20 employers who can explain qualifications and benefits to
Gift closet stocked for cancer patients
The American Cahcer Society
now has a Gift Closet stocked with
items for cancer patients--wigs,
hats, turbans, scarves, bras and
comfort pillows. '
The closet is located at the
Taylor County Health Department,
- and was recently organized by
Tallahassee ACS representative
Caroline Miller, along with this
year's Relay Chair Jessica
Turnmire, as well as Katy Curry
and Deidra Dunnell. Curry will
serve as the local contact and can
be reached Monday through Friday
at 584-5087, ext. 193, from 9 a.m.
until 3 p.m.
"It is our goal.to have even more
items in this much needed closet,"
said Turnmire. "We want to
include children's -books to
Curry, Turnmire, Miller and Dunnell (left to right) are
shown at the ACS Gift Closet in the health department.
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Event Chair Jessica Turnmire
reminds everyone that tickets for a
2008, Ford Mustang are being
circulated for $1 each, with
proceeds benefiting Relay For
Life. If your Relay team needs
tickets to sell, please call her at
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Downtown Perry 125 S. Jefferson St.
850-223-1360 (cell) 838-9982
Mon.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm
Eat pizza, buy cakes,
or go fishing to raise
Relay For Life funds
The veteran Relay For Life team from St. James Episcopal Church will.,:,
be at Pizza Hut on Thursday, March 13, from 6 until 8 p.m. presentinga:.
coupons which designate 20 percent of all sales for the American Cancer..
"All patrons must do is present a coupon when paying," said Cheryl:
Gregory, publicity chair for this year's Relay. -
Team members will be inside and outside the restaurant during the
designated hours, presenting customers with the coupons which can be'-
used for dine-in or take-out orders.
"You simply pay the regular amount of your order and Pizza Hut makes-
the 20 percent donation," she added. "We sincerely appreciate this '
restaurant's involvement and dedication to this important cause."
If pizza doesn't sound good, but you do have a sweet tooth, Premier-"
Medical Clinic is staging a bake sale for Relay For Life this Thursday and"
Friday, March 13 and 14.
The sale will be held at Goodman's Barbecue from 5:30 until 8:30 both:l"
days. All proceeds go to the 2008 Relay.
And, if you're not hungry, but like to fish, Relay has a fundraising.
opportunity for you, too. -_
The second annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament will be held -
Saturday, March 29, from 7. a.m. until 5 p.m.
The pay-out is $5000.
Tickets and more information on the tournament can be obtained from
John Curry at 584-4610, Jeff Myers at 843-1939 and J.D. High at 371-,.
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Tax-Aide services will
continue until April 15
Co-owners Caroline Barclay and Meredith' Parker prepare to cut the ribbon at grand opening
ceremonies held recently at Events. The hew business, located in the Perry Plaza shopping
center, offers catering, florist and event planning services, as well as wedding planning and
apparel. The grand opening was marked by models dressed in full wedding regalia and a large
spread of food for those in attendance. Joining Barclay and'Parker were family and friends as
well as staff from the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.
From elections office
$1,200 scholarships available
Supervisor of Elections Molly $1,200 scholarship.
H. Lilliott is currently accepting Eligibility requirements for the
applications for the Florida scholarship include:
Stat Association of Supervisors of Be either a political
Elections (FSASE) Scholarships. science/public or business
Slh will select one finalist who administration or journalism/mass
will ihen be screened along with communication major.
other applicants from across the Be a citizen of the United
T e, FSASE Scholarship Be enrolled or accepted as a
Conjnittee will choose three full-time student in a senior
winners, who will each receive a college or university in Florida.
Retired educators meet Monday
The March meeting of the Taylor Retired Educators' Association will
be held Monday, March 17, in the education room of Doctors' Memorial
Hospital, at 11 a.m.
The special guests will be the Rev. and Mrs. James Taylor, who will
share their experiences while living in Turkey, along with District In
Director Laura Hodges.
Optimists selling boat tickets
Pe-ry Optimists are selling $5 chances on a 16-foot Xpress all-welded
alun-inum JboaL..widhi _mouflpgenish, .centet.a'pnqk_ and A 25-
horsepower, two-stroke motor.
' The boat, currently parked at Ace Hardware, will be awarded to a lucky
ticket holder during the club's annual saltwater fishing tournament May 3.
Nelda June Sullivan
Nelda June Sullivan, a
homemaker, 55, died March 9,
2008, at Doctors' Memorial
Born in Mayo and coming here
from: Fanning Springs, she had
lived: in Perry for the past seven
months. She was a member of the
Suwannee River Baptist Church.
Ms. Sullivan -was preceded in
death by her father, -lope Sullivan;
her another and step-father, Ida
Mae: Seacrest and Lawrence
Monroe Seacrest; and two
brotliers, Wayland Sullivan and
SuD:ivors include: three sons,
Luke M4osley and Dustin Williams,
both af Perry, and Bobby Sullivan
of Fanning Springs; one daughter,
Mariah Messer of Oviedo;
four --brothers, Connie Mack
Sullivain, Billy John Sullivan and
Jack Sullivan, all of Perry, and
Mike:ullivan of Fanning Springs;
one sister, Stella Osbourne of
Ellablll, Ga.; and two
Fufesral services will be held
today; March 12, at 11 a.m. at Joe
P. Btans Funeral Home with
S ch precious
: to many
SIAlan & Do
Bobby Lindsay officiating.
Interment will follow at Old Town
Family received friends Tuesday
from 6-8 p.m. at Burns Funeral
Home, which is in charge of
Willie Ferrell Spurlin II
Willie Ferrell "Cricket" Spurlin
II, 39, of Cross City, died March 9,
A lifetime resident of Dixie
County, he was the water plant
manager for Cross City. Mr.
Spurlin was a member of the Cross
City Church of God. He was also a
member of the Florida Rural Water
Association and Crane Bay
He was preceded in death by his
grandmothers, Ola Spurlin and
Pauline Valentine Davis.
Survivors include: his wife, Jodi
Spurlin; two sons, Cody Ferrell
Spurlin and Shawn Matthew
Spurlin of Cross City; his parents,
Bill and Mary Jane Spurlin of
Cross City; his father and mother-
in-law, Mac and Rebecca Odom of
Stienhatchee; a sister, Heidi
Paradis of Cross City; one niece;
Be registered to vote.
The deadline to submit an
application is March 26.
For more information, contact
Lilliott's office at 838-3515.
As the April 15 filing deadline
nears, Tax-Aide volunteers remind
Taylor Countians that help is
available--free of charge.
Plus, there are some stimulus
payments now offered for certain
. "Some low income workers and
those who get Social Security,
certain veteran payments or
railroad retirement benefits, may
qualify for stimulus payments this
year from the federal government,"
said Peggy Williams, coordinator
of Taylor County's Tax-Aide
volunteers. "In most cases, those
payments will range from $300 to
$1200. Taxpayers may also receive
additional, money for each
Williams said individuals who
might not otherwise be required to
file a 2007 income tax return will
need to do so in order to receive
the payments. "The return must
show $3000 in qualifying income,"
she said, "and that can be Social
Security payments, railroad
retirement payments or VA
benefits not taxed."
AARP. Tax-Aide assists
taxpayers in completing the
paperwork to get the refund. "Be
sure to bring your statements from
Social Security or VA in order to
complete the return," she reminds.
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The path I tread seems endless
'and laden with despair,
But my Savior who walks with
me, makes it easier to bear
He lets me feel his presence
every hour of the day and if
problems overwhelm me he will
hold them all at bay.
Jesus showers light around me
upon every path I've trod, He has
quieted my tremors, led me to ,the
hand of God....... ..
Springhill Missionary Baptist
Church Annual Banquet will be
Saturday, March 15, at 7 p.m.
and one nephew.
Funeral services will be held
today, March 12, at 3 p.m. at
Calvary Temple Assembly of God
in Cross City with the Rev. Jim
Hurst and the Rev. Edward Ivey
Donations are $6.00 and 'the
community is invited. Come and
New Mt. Zion M.B. Church will
celebrate its Choir Anniversary,
Sunday, March 16 at 3 p.m. All
choirs are welcome and help us
have a spirit filled good time. A
citywide invitation is extended.
Enjoy your. breakfast in the
comfort of your own home! New
Brooklyn Missionary Ministry,
where Joan Brooks is president, is
sponsoring a "Stay at Home
Breakfast," March 15. Serving
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Rotarian Dawn Taylor holds an autographed photo of Indiana
Jones star Harrison Ford. The photo, along with an early-
release promotional poster of the upcoming movie "Indiana
Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" will be given to
two lucky winners in the Rotary Raiders' drawing. The Rotary
Raiders make up the Perry Rotary Club's. Relay For Life team,
and they will be offering tickets for a chance to win the poster
or photo for a $1 donation. The winners will be announced
Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, during the 2008 Relay For
'Life event at the Taylor County High School track.
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Dennis and Carol Howell will celebrate
their 50th wedding anniversary with family
and friends at the Community Church of Perry
on Saturday, March 15, at 2:00 p.m.'
The celebration will begin in the auditorium with a tribute
to the couple and conclude with dinner and a traditional
wedding cake in the fellowship hall.
Dennis and Carol were married on March 14, 1958, at
Athena Baptist Church. Their parents were Olan and Evie
Murphy and W.M. "Bill" and Kathryn Howell. They are the
parents of Denise Callaway and Eric Howell. Denise and
Clay's children are Mason, Beth and Joseph Callaway; Eric
and Vera's children are Derek and Emma Howell and Patrick
and Daniel Anderson. Dennis is pastor of the Community
Church; a non-denominational church that believes Jesus
Christ is the Son of God and welcomes all.
No local invitations are being sent, but all friends of the
couple are cordially invited to attend. If you plan to attend,
it is requested you R.S.V.P. to Ann Wilford at 578-2463. The
church is located off the Beach Road at 2317 Dennis Howell
Road. The couple requests no gifts, please.
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RBIs), Wil Joiner (2 RBIs), Will
Hall (double) and Greg Flowers.
Miller started the game on the
mound, giving up 3 runs (1
earned) on two hits while striking
out three and walking two.
Young earned the win after fac-
ing just six batters in relief. Hall.
and Ratliff also made brief
appearances on the mound before
Allbritton came op to earn tle
Taylor County, now 6-3. overall
and 1-0 in district play, plays host
to Madison this Friday in an
important district contest. The
game gets underway at 7 p.m.
Bulldogs split two
one in t
to be pla
Taylor County High Joiner contributed one hit apiece.
team won one and lost The Bulldogs fared better in
he Valdosta Invitational their second game, winning 4-3
ist week. against Cairo as Miller continued
)urnament was scheduled his exploits at the plate While
yed throughout the middle earning the win on the mound.
week but due to the The lanky left-hander pitched five
the Bulldogs were forced innings to earn the win, striking
Valdosta and Cairo in, out nine while giving up four hits
back contests Thursday. and two earned runs. He also
e first game, Taylor batted 2-3 with a double. Taylor
fell to unbeaten Valdosta Ratliff came on late in the game
pite Derek Miller's grand to earn the save.
slam in the fourth that narrowed
the Bulldog deficit to 8-4.
Greg Flowers had a perfect 3-3
night at the plate while driving in
the other TCHS run. Miller had
two hits in three trips to the plate
while Nick Allbritton and Wil
Ethan Young also had a good
night. offensively, hitting two
doubles in three trips to the plate.
Allbritton drove in a run on two
hits and Joiner had two RBIs after
hitting 1-2 on the night.
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The 7th Annual Steinhatchee
Community Fishing Tournament
is.set to go this Saturday, March
The entry fee is S30 per angler
with- $3,000 in cash and prizes
expected to he awarded.
Prizes include I$600 for the
largest trout, redfish and grouper
with $300 for the second place
trout, red or grouper. Also a $300
prize will be awarded for largest
Weigh-ins will be held at the
Steinhatchee Community Center
and at Keaton Beach Marina.
For more information contact
River Haven Marina at (352) 498-
3008, Sea Hag Marina at (352)
498-3008 or Keaton Beach Marina
at (850) 578-2897.
Relay tourney March 29
The second annual Saltwater. Fishing Tournament, which benefits Relay
For Life, will be held on Saturday, March 29, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Local businesses areccredited with "generously providing a total cash
payout of S5000," and wide community participation is encouraged.
Tickets and more information are available from John Curry (584-
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The Perry Masonic Lodge #187,
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Community, will be sponsoring a
3-on-3 basketball tournament
Easter Sunday, March 23.
,The "Sho-ot qtpn he Park'
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Loughridge Park. The entry fee
will be. $50 per team (up to five
players at $10 each).
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Jayvee team shuts out
Lafayette County 11-0
TCHS beats Mayo
16-7; record is 6-3
Date Opponent Site Time
Feb. 14 Altha Home 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 15 Wakulla Away 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 18 Chiefland Home 7:00 p.m.
Feb, 21 Franklin Away 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 22 Lafayette Home 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 25 Maclay Home 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 26 Hamilton* Away 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 28 Union Away 7:00 p.m.
March 4 Valdosta Away 7:00 p.m.
March 8 Cairo Away 5:00 p.m.
March 10 Lafayette Away 7:00 p.m.
March 14 Madison* Home 7:00 p.m.
March 17 Union Home 7:00 p.m.
March 18 Trenton Away 7:00 p.m.
March 20 FL High* Home 7:00 p.m.
March 25 FL High* Away 7:00 p.m.
March 27 Hamilton* Home 4:30 p.m.
March 29 Davies High Home 11:15 p.m,
March 31 Thomasville Home 6:00 p.m.
April 8 Madison* Away 4:30 p.m.
April 11. Trenton Home 7:00 p.m.
April 12 NFC Away 1:00 p.m.
April 14 Chiefland Away 7:00 p.m.
April 15 Franklin -Home 7:00 p.m.
April 17, Wakulla Home 7:00 p.m.
April 22 District Tournament Away 4:30 & 7:30
April 24 District Tournament .'. Awiay ':00 p.m.
3-on-3 basketball set
Date Opponent Place Time
Feb. 5 Monticello (V-only) Away 4:00
Feb. 8 Aucilla (V-only) Away. 4:00 -
Feb. 11 Hamilton Away 6-7:30-,
Feb. 12 Suwannee Home 5-7:001
Feb. 15 Florida High Home 5:30-7:30
Feb, 19 Madison Home 5:30-7:30
Feb::22 Rickards (V-only) Away 5:30
Feb. 28 Suwannee Away 5-7:00
Feb. 29 Tournament @ Godby TBA
March 1 Tournament @ Godby TBA
March 4 Hamilton Home 5:30-7:30
March 6 Monticello (V-only) Home 6:00 '
March 11 Florida High Away 5:30-7:30
March 13' Carrabelle Home 5-7:00
IMar qh'5,i' Aticdla i Home 10-12:00
March 20 Madison Away 5:30-7:30
March 21 Suwannee (V-only) Home 4:00
April Carrabelle Away 5-7:00,
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The Taylor County Junior
Varsity baseball team improved its
record to 3-2-1 Monday following
an 11-0 shutout of Lafayette
Caleb Padgett had a strong
performance on the mound
pitching the distance .while
striking out nine and giving up
just two hits.
Beau Rodgers led the Bulldogs
on offense pounding out three
doubles in three trips to the plate.
He also drove in three runs.
Tony Southerland went 2-2 (1
RBI) and Steve Johnson had two
hits in three trips to th'e plate.
Others with one hit apiece
included Bryan Linton, Padgett,
Caleb Murphy (2 RBIs), Morgan
Pelt (2 RBIs), Stuart Ely (1 RBI)
and Colby Murphy (2 RBIs).
The Bulldogs fell to North
Florida Christian 10-6 in a garte
played last Friday.
Caleb Murphy (2 RBIs) led
TCHS at the plate with a 2"4
effort. Johnson (1 RBI), Brdtt
Spradley and William Wentworth
(1 RBI) chipped in with one liit
Wentworth took the loss on :the
mound. Johnson, Colby Murphy
and Kyle. Brooks all pitched in
The Taylor County jayvee will:
host Madison this Friday: 'at
Perry's Pace Field. The first pitch
is slated to take place at 4:30 p.m.
Taylor County High senior
Derek Miller hit three doubles and
drove in three rins to lead the
Bulldogs to a [6-7 road-win
Monday over Lafayette County.
Miller's exploits were just part
of the Bulldogs' 13-hit
performance that accounted for 10
runs& in the final two innings to
break a 6-6 tie.
Other highlights at the plate
included a homerun and four RBIs
for Nick Allbritton and a.2-3 effort
by catcher Kendall Thompson who
drove in two runs.
Others getting one hit apiece
included Taylor Ratliff (3 RBIs),
Charlie Johnson. Ethan Young (2
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Passion/Palm Sunday masses at
The Immaculate. Conception
Catholic Church will be held
Saturday, March 15, at 6 p.m.
(Yigil Mass). On Sunday, March
'16, Divine Mercy Novena will
be held 7:45 a.m. and 10:15
a.m., with mass at 8 a.m. and
The church invites members of
the community to attend.
* Lenten devotions
- conclude Tuesday
- The final Stations of the Cross
devotion will be presented
Tuesday, March 18, at St. James
Episcopal Church and the
community is cordially invited.
The devotion will be led by Fr.
Aquilla Hanson, rector of St.
James Parish, 1100 W. Green St.
He explains, "The objective of the
Stations of the Cross devotion is to
help the faithful make, in spirit, a
pilgrimage to the chief scenes of
Christ's suffering and death. 'It is
.carried out by passing from
Station to Station with certain
prayers and devotions on the
various incidents of this journey."
host fish fry
The youth group of Immaculate
-onception Catholic Church will
J-ld a fish fry on Friday, March
44,, from 5 until 8 p.m. The
community is invited.
continued from page 5
Ime will be from 7:30 to 10 a.m.
.Pick-up or delivery (within a 1/2
mile radius) $5 donation.
Breakfast will be prepared at 114
W. Kennedy St. in Perry. Call
Sarah Hall for more information at
New Bethel M.B. Church will
observe its pastor's 12th
anniversary on Sunday, March 16,
at 3 p.m. The Rev. Roosevelt
Knight is pastor. Stewart
Memorial A.M.E. church family
and the Rev. Tony Hannah are in
charge of the service. The
community is invited to come out
Say a prayer for sick, shut-in, at
home, nursing homes, hospitals,
for schools, teachers, students.
Children obey and love your
parents. God will bless you. The
world needs prayer.
Sunday. Sunday School 10.00AM
Morning Worship 11:00AM
Evening Worship 6:00PM
Wed.- Family Dinner 5 30PM
Adult Service 700PM
444th & Kid's Service 7:00PM
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A crisis in life sometimes seems
too much to bear, but with the help
of good friends and close families,
we are able to make it through our
most difficult times. The family of
Robert W. Williams Sr. would like
to thank everyone for the food,
calls, visits and prayers during the
loss of our loved one. Special
thanks to Ms. Geraldine Slaughter
and our' Temple of God and
Stewart Memorial church families.
Delores (Sylvester) Hugger,
sister; Susan (Tony) McBride,
daughter; Robert (Jackie)
Williams Jr. and Michael
Carlos Johnson Jr., grandson
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'Evidence of the strong
.-. "winds produced by the
". ~tornado that struck Keaton
._ ;,Beach Friday morning is
.....-.shown above. When' the
o.e to._. t storm passed, a piece of
metal was left embedded in a
M" i s tree. Debris from damaged
homes was strewn around
the area. Along Marina Road,
where one home ,was
remnants of the structure
could be seen hundreds of
feet away. The tornado's path
(shown approximately by
,4,1.arrow) took it in. a
8, first impacting homes on
Keaton Beach Drive and then
'I- crossing over Ponce De Leon
.._.-...... MdDrive and Marina Road. The
E instorm that produced the
tornado later spawned
another tornado that caused
widespread damage near
County declares disaster
TORNADO owners, Manning added.
Continued "We're in the recovery stage N ...
Continuedfrom page 1 now," he said.-
restored to the undamaged homes On Monday, a number'of the ',, -
in the area. homes that had received minor or '.'.
Manning said his office received moderate roof damage had
only one report of an injury, but it carpenters atop them working to
resulted from a resident's clean-up repair the storm's harm. .
efforts and not from thestorm ""' Manning said Tuesday tha the .
itself. travel trailer had been removed ,..,
"We were very lucky," he said. from the back canal on Monday, .
"Just 100 feet further south and it but much of the debris in the main .
%k would have gone through a travel canal remained as the cdurity .
irMilei park."' worked with state officials to
.According to the weather obtain disaster relief funds to assist
6eau, the tornado that struck with the clean-up.
katon Beach was ranked a one on County commissioners declared
Fujita scale when it was over a state of emergency Friday
I aton Beach Drive but afternoon and met again Tuesday
ensified to a two by the time it to re-work the wording of the
ched Marina Road. disaster declaration to allow for .
Although it did not touch down additional assistance.
4in, the storm continued to Manning asked for patience
northeast, traveling between from residents and visitors alike as. .
inille and Salem. Manning said the county works to clean out the
S same storm also spawned the canal.
_nado that caused devastation Several residents have noted
=r Lake City. that the tornado hit the coastal
~The Taylor County Sheriffs community less than a week before
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IiK9s and their handlers lined up behind the visitors' stand
:at: Dorsett Stadium before taking the field during opening
Chris Brunson and K9 Roscoe, Gene Pinner and K9 Rose,
George Johnson and K9 Mercy, Clay Wimberly and K9
Justice, Bryan Clark and K9 Liberty, Eric Sadler and K9
Amos, all members of the Taylor Correctional Institution
K-9 Squad, took part in Thursday's event.
FWC Office Randy McDonald,
for a helicopter tour.
right, joined daughter Jordan
By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI
There was no escape for desperate criminals caught in a shoot-out with
law enforcement officers at Dorsett Stadium Thursday night...they were
surrounded by some of the best K-9 teams in the south.
The staged shoot-out was part of the annual K-9 demonstration held in
conjunction with the week-long K-9 Training & Problem Solving
Workshop hosted by American Aluminum Accessories, Inc.
Cloudy skies didn't deter hundreds from gathering at Dorsett Stadium to
watch the demonstration, which included crime scenarios ranging from a
street mugging to a search for deadly explosives.
The grand finale came when an FWC helicopter landed on the field and
released a K-9 which dashed across the green and took down an armed
Other demonstrations included exercises in obedience and agility.
Prior to the Thursday night show, the K-9 teams---more 'than 100 in
all--took part in a schedule of rigorous training and certification events.
Workshop coordinator was Master Deputy Kevin Lindstadt of St. Lucie
County Sheriffs Office who is also a trainer with the North American
Police Work Dog Association.
Master Trainers were Ben Beninett (Virginia), Jim Watson (Ohio), Oscar
Hall (Oklahoma), Brian Woods (Ohio), Matt Hall (Florida), John Hoover
(Virginia), John Brannon (Pennsylvania), Joe Rosenau (Illinois), Jeanne
Frost (Wisconsin), Doc Mackenzie (New York). and Neil Raymond
Additional trainers were: Gary Garrison (Pennsylvania), Rusty Jones
(North Carolina), Billy Lancaster (Georgia), Susan Freyer (Georgia) and
Joey Lutkowski (Pennsylvania). Suiting up as decoys were Rob Katach
(Pennsylvania) and Laz Rodriquez (Florida).
Assisting the master trainers were Carmen Kentala and Christine Davis
along with FWC instructors Officer Cricket Bailey, Officer Ros Welborn,
Officer John Snow and Officer Wayne Hargabus.
Teams were dispatched to a number of training venues set up around
Perry, including the old Swain's Family Restaurant, Forest Capital Hall,
Buckeye, Timberland Ford, the Old Depot, Thomas Chevrolet and the
former Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
Teams taking part in the workshop were:
Florida: Harper Gibson and K9 Kilo, Taylor County Sheriffs Office;
Chris Brunson and K9 Roscoe, Gene Pinner and K9 Rose, George Johnson
and K9 Mercy, Clay Wimberly and K9 Justice, Bryan Clark and K9
Liberty, Eric Sadler and K9 Amos, Taylor Correctional Institution; Clint
Ferguson and K9 Vader, Tommy Willcox and K9 Jet, Scott Bonafide and
K9 Blaze, Nigel Lowe and K9 Keno, Alachua County Sheriffs Office;
Nathan Edmonds and K9, Jonny Cooper and K9, Cross City Correctional
Institution; Jason Matyas and K9 Zuke, Robert Reese and K9 Ben, and
David McConnell, Cape Coral Police Department; Troy Hamlin and K9
Red, Matt Tompkins and K9 Red, Mayo Correctional Institution; Jeanine
Gagliano and K9 Stitch, K.B. Magown and K9 Duke, Bradenton Police
Department; Susan Percival and K9s Finnigan and Watson, Bay Area
Recovery K9s of Florida; Scott Thompson and K9 Kekson, Chipley Police
Department; Mary Starnes Saunders and K9 Rob Roy, First Response
Search Teajn; Ricky Tolbert and K9 Hak, Clyde Cole and K9s Maximus
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Several different dog breeds were represented, including
German Shepherds, Labradors, Hounds and even a Doberman
The law enforcement K-9s proved to be receptive to belly
:I:[n -addition to law enforcement K-9s, the demonstration
featuired search and resuce teams from across Florida.
Families lined up to allow their
inside the FWC helicopter.
Young fans were able to meet the K-9 teams and quiz
children to take a peek
Helicopter tours included the opportunity to sit in the
B-2 Taco Times March 12, 2008
500,000 deaths avoided
by reduced cancer rates
A Syndicated Content .,* a
Available from Commercial News Providers"
By DAVID SAMPSON and
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society's
annual cancer statistics report'finds
that death rates from cancer in the
United States have decreased by
18.4 percent among men and by
10.5 percent among women since
mortality rates began to decline in
the early 1990s, which translates to
the avoidance of more than half a
million cancer deaths (534,500) in
the United States.
Society epidemiologists predict
that in the U.S. in 2008 there will
be 1,437,180 new cancer cases
(745,180 in men and 692,000 in
women) and 565,650 cancer deaths
(294,120 among men and 271,530
The findings come from Cancer
Statistics 2008, published in the
March/April issue of CA: A
Cancer Journal for Clinicians, as
well as in the 57th edition of its
companion publication, Cancer
Facts & Figures 2008.
Despite a continuing decline in
the cancer death rate from 2004 to
2005, there was an increase of
5,424 deaths (559,312 cancer
deaths in 2005 compared to
553,888 cancer deaths in 2004).
This increase follows a decrease in
the number of cancer deaths in the
two previous years. The change is
largely due to a smaller decline in
the cancer death rate between 2004
and 2005 compared with that in the
two previous time periods. From
2004 to 2005, overall cancer
mortality dropped about 1 percent,
compared to a 2 percent drop from
both 2002 to 2003 and 2003 to
2004. With respect to the four
major cancer sites, colorectal
cancer death rates decreased by
about 3 percent from 2004 to 2005,
compared to about 6 percent from
2003 to 2004. The decrease in
death rates for cancers of the lung
and bronchus and prostate in men
and breast in women was also
smaller from 2004 to 2005 than
from 2003 to 2004. It is important
to understand that for the number
of cancer deaths to decrease, the
decline in the overall cancer
mortality rate must be large
enough to offset the increasing
numbers due to growth and aging
of the population.
"The increase in the number of
cancer deaths in 2005 after two
years of historic declines should.
not obscure the fact that cancer.
death rates continue to drop,
reflecting the enormous progress
that has been made against cancer-
during the past. 15 years." saidR
John R. Seffrin, Ph.D., American.
Cancer Society chief executive;:
officer. "While in 2005 the rate'.f
decline was not enough to overtake
other population factors, the faft.
remains that cancer mortality rates.
continue to drop, and they're doing:
so at a rate fast enough that oveta:
half million deaths from cancer
were averted between 1990/199I::
The -cancer incidence and:
mortality data were collected by
the Centers for Disease Control,
the National Cancer Institute, the
North American Association bf
Central Cancer Registries, state
and local health agencies, arid
thousands of cancer registrars
throughout the country. Since
",* Please see page 3
Letters to the Editor
Health department praised for care
7- I am writing this letter for, a
friend of mine. She wants to retain
her privacy. You will understand
&after you've read this. My friend
had been seeing a local doctor who
failed to diagnose renal cancer.
f Eventually she found another
Doctor and had a kidney removed.
.)ne thing was very wrong. By not
watchingg the condition early, the '
cancer had spread to her lungs and
,mph nodes. Surgery could not be
; She started going to our county
Health department where she
discovered how blessed Taylor
county is to have the staff working
Though nothing could be done
:dout her condition, the staff is
going way above and beyond any
duty required. They take the time
'to'iblk ith her. The\ core to her-
house to check up to see if there is
anything she needs. They call, they
pray with her and even sometimes
cry with her.
All the women there are filled
with compassion and caring while
being the professionals they truly
are. From Tina at the front desk, to
Tiffany and to Linda in the
vampire room (she draws the
blood) and the entire staff,.theNy
show how the world could be a
On behalf of my friend we send
our thanks and blessing to these
I :don't want to exclude Dr.
Khodr for helping out Tiffi with
my friend's well being.
Volunteer defends DMH staff
There seems to be much
discussion about doctor and
patient care at Doctors' Memorial
Hospital. I have worked as a
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
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I don't have Unlimited
I don't know what it is about the last eight
minutes of the final t.v. show of the evening,
but I can't do it.
I just can't do it.
I miss them every time.
Having an admitted addiction to,. Law &
Order episodes is clearly debilitating. But
when you couple that with age issues, a
serious problem emerges.
I never know who did it, who was
prosecuted, or who escaped justice.
It's a wonder I can sleep.
I determined, in the name of scientific
research, that I would attempt to describe
those last few minutes of consciousness.
Perhaps you have visited that place, as well.
Typically, I'm in control of all my faculties
until 10:30 p.m.
But I find myself yawning.
Then I look at the clock and assure myself:
it's just 30 minutes..'.you can make it to the
end of this program. It's just 30 minutes.
I feel myself sinking into the sofa which
loves me best.
I pick myself back up a bit, yawn again and
blink several times.
None of that cures what is creeping up on
me like a shadow in a black-and-white
I find myself looking left and right, trying
to keep my faculties alert, for if Jack McCoy
can prevail, so should I.
I decide, clearly with impaired judgment,
that if I recline ever so slightly, I will be able
to coast to the end of this program.
It is now 10:38 p.m. "You can do this," I
repeat to myself.
My eyes are heavy, and lifting them up
with my eyebrows only helps temporarily.
So, with even more severely impaired.
judgment, I decide to shut them--just for a
moment, you understand.
And I can. It's a commercial; I can take a
I open them quickly so I'm not lulled into
Then I shut them again, and it feels so
good--me in my cocoon of a robe,
surrounded by the sofa I love, illuminated
by only dim table lamps in a house which
has finally become quiet.
And this time, I open my eyes again, but
only momentarily because the comfort I am
experiencing is so much more important
than knowing who did it.
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
After all, I don't even know there.
perpetrator, or the victim. : "
My only allegiance is to Jack McCoy and
the script writers who are finally back in
Sq I complomit ej I deitde I'll just listen
with my eyes closed. I know enough about
the story line to understand what's;
happening, and that way I can have the best
of both worlds.
But everyone knows you can't have the
best of both worlds; you have to pick.
And so, as the dialogue becomes quieter, I.
surrender myself to sleep. Yes, an
enchanting visitor named Sleep bids m.e.
come yonder, and then leaves me there on..
the sofa, with my mouth hanging open,.
.unattractively, while Jack McCoy and,
whatever good-looking assistant d.a. he's
currently in cahoots with, work like dogs
under Hollywood lights to rip stories from
the headlines and bring them right into my
I'm gone now.
Somewhere in Dreamland, I remember
that I don't know who did it. I wake up anrd'
it is two minutes after 11 p.m.
It is always two minutes after 11 p.m.
Not 20 minutes, not two hours.
Part of me is angry. I've done it agai4;-
How could I?
Yet the greatest comfort I can find at that
moment is the realization that the.
newspaper staff--much younger than I--will
have made it to the end of the drama. They.
will know. They will share. They will not:
understand, but they will not criticize eithe:I
My only other option is to exclusive j
watch re-runs. That way I know who did:i:
and can sleep anytime I want. ::
As I consider that option, I go upstairsi
to go to sleep, and I can't, of course:
I'm now wide awake. Yes, wide awake. I
could make it through two more dramas;
now, or even "Gone With the Wind,"
(including the intermission) but I'm not in
I want my eight minutes back, and that,
feeling that the final eight minutes bring.
Perhaps that's the real law, the real order,,
and the real closer.
And that's what I desperately want.
That, and eight more minutes.
Just eight more.
Susan H. Lincoln recently published her first book, "When Mimosas Bloom," a collection of 55 of her favorite newspaper
columns. Copies of the book can be purchased locally at The Book Mart, or online at Amazon.com.
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Superintendent Mayor Commission Representative Senator Governor
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Cancer is the 2nd leading
cause of death in children
Continued from page 2
1952, when the first edition of
Cancer Facts & Figures consisted
of four typewritten pages, the
American Cancer Society's annual
estimates of new cancer cases and
deaths has become a critical tool
foi scientists.* public health
experts, and policymakers in
assessing the current burden of
Highlights from this year's
Among men, cancers of the
prostate, lung and bronchus, and
colon and rectum account for one
in two (50 percent) of all newly
diagnosed cancers. Prostate cancer
alone accounts for one in four (25
percent) of the total cases in men.
The three most commonly
diagnosed types of cancer among
women in 2008 will be cancers of
.the breast, lung and bronchus, and
colon and rectum, accounting for
50 percent of estimated cancer
cases in women. Breast cancer
alone is expected to account for
one in four (26 percent) new
cancer cases among women.
,-Lung cancer surpassed breast
cancer as the leading cause of
cancer death in women in 1987.
Lung cancer is expected to account
for 26 percent of all female cancer
deaths in 2008.
Cancer incidence rates
stabilized. i men. from 1995 to
2004 and in women from 1999 to
2004. Between 2002 and 2004,
death rates for all cancer sites
combined decreased from by 2.6
percent per year in males and by
1.8 percent per year in females.
Mortality rates have continued
to decrease across all four major
cancer sites in men and in women
except for female lung cancer, in
which rates continued to increase
by 0.2 percent per year from 1995
:* Death rates from all cancers
combined peaked in 1990 for men
and in 1991 for women. Between
1990/1991 and 2004, death rates
from cancer decreased by 18.4
percent among men and by 10.5
percent among women
Lung cancer incidence rates are
declining in men and appear to be
plateauing in women after
increasing for many decades.
Colorectal cancer incidence
rates decreased from 1998 through
2004 in both males and in females.
Female breast cancer incidence
rates decreased by 3.5% per year
from 2001 to 2004, after increasing
... .,. .|
l "" .., 1
since 1980. The decreases may
reflect the saturation of
mammography utilization and
reduction in hormone replacement
therapy use that followed the
publication of study results from
the Women's Health Initiative in
Among males ,under age 40
years, leukemia is the most
common fatal cancer, while lung
cancer predominates in men aged
40 years and older.
Among females, leukemia is
the leading cause of cancer death
before age 20 years, breast cancer
ranks first at' age 20 to 59 years,
and lung cancer ranks first at ages
60 and older.
African American men have a
19 percent higher incidence rate
and 37 percent higher death rate
from all cancers combined than
white men.. African American
women have a six percent lower
incidence rate, but a 17 percent
higher death rate than white'
women for all cancers combined.
Among other racial and ethnic
groups, cancer incidence and death
rates are lower than those in whites
and African Americans for all
cancer sites combined and for the
four most common cancer sites.
Cancer is the second leading
cause of death among children
between ages one to 14 years in the
U.S., after accidents. The five-year
relative survival rate among
children for all cancer sites
combined improved from 58
percent for patients diagnosed in
1975 to 1977 to 80 percent for
those diagnosed in 1996 to 2003.
Estimates of the expected
numbers of new cancer cases and
cancer deaths should be interpreted
with caution. These estimates may
vary considerably from year to
year, particularly for less common
cancers and in states with smaller
populations. Despite these
limitations, the American Cancer
Society's estimates of the number
of new cancer cases and deaths in
the current year provide
reasonably accurate estimates of
the burden of new cancer cases and
deaths in the United States. Such
estimates will assist in continuing
efforts to reduce the public health
burden of cancer.
"The progress that has been
made in reducing cancer death
rates is a direct result of
investment in approaches that we,
know work, such as
comprehensive tobacco control
and screening for breast, cervical
and colorectal cancers, as well as
research that has identified more
successful treatments," said ACS
Chief Medical Officer Otis W.
The full report can be
viewed after embargo at
The American Cancer Society
says it is dedicated to eliminating
cancer as a major health problem
by saving lives, diminishing
suffering and preventing;,' cancer
through research, education,
advocacy and service. Founded in
1913, the Society has 13 regional
Divisions and local offices in
3,400 communities, involving
millions of volunteers across the
For more information anytime,
call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345 or
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Limited quantiies. gits i.,iil bo an onr, I tiohe last 100 PCt 't..'i".-' L h,, .t 1-1L1.
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The Perry-Foley Airport has announced that another, pilot has been added to the ranks of the
local flying community. In order to become a licensed private pilot, a student must fly with
a FAA designated examiner at the end of his or her training. The student must demonstrate
flying ability as well as knowledge of airspace, requirements. Perry O'Neil Lockhart IV, the
son of Neil and Jogie Lockhart, successfully demonstrated these abilities on Feb. 15. Shown
above are (left to right) Lockhart, along with FAA Examiner Robby Turner and Flight
Instructor Luther Turner.
Six week course at NFCC
New institute targets high school students
Qualified high school students
who want to get a jump on college
by taking free college courses will
now be able to take advantage of a
new a six-week summer institute at
North Florida Community College
that allows plenty of time for
The schedule--June 9 through
July 25--begins well after high
schools dismiss for the summer.
There will be three weeks of
classes, a one-week July 4 break,
and then three weeks to conclude
"The institute is especially
designed for rising juniors and
seniors who are dual-enrolled,"
said Vice President of Academic
Affairs John Grosskopf. "We
wanted to offer a summer schedule
that meets the academic needs of
high school students, but is flexible
enough for other summer plans."
The three courses offered are
computer applications, freshman
English and psychology. Students
may elect to take one or all three
courses. Each class is one hour and
fifty minutes and offered Monday
By being dual-enrolled, students
earn both high school and college
credits. NFCC tuition is waived.
To qualify, students must have a
3.0 GPA, acceptable placement test
scores, and approval of their high
school guidance office. Students in
public, private and home-school
environments are eligible.
Registration for dual enrolled
students begins March 31. Parents
and students may contact high
school counselors for more
information about dual enrollment.
or early college admissions. For..
specific questions about the NFCCt
Summer Institute, contact.
Grosskopf at 850-973-1603 or,
Mary Anne Wheeler, dean of
enrollment, or visit www.nfcc.edu.-
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I want to thank everybody for corning to our
Auction. Dont forget we have an. auction
every Friday night at the Sloans Auction at
1557 Carlton Cemetery Rd. in Perry. We
accept checks and credit cards 10% BP
Colonel Bonhey Auctioneer. AU2021-
AB2011. So come on everybody!
AUCTION HOUSE OF MADISON will be
having an auction this Saturday, march 15,
at 6:30. 1693 SW Mosley Hall Rd. (CR360)
Madison, Florida (850) 973-2959.
MASTERCARD, VISA AND DEBIT
CARDS, HEATED / AC-COMFY SEATS.
From Perry: Take RT 221 North to CR 360
(SW Mosley Hall Rd) Turn Right, go about
8 miles on the right. AU691-COL. RON
GIFTS OF GRACE
STORE WIDE CLEARANCE
ALL OF MARCH.
-1/2 off store items
-10% off consignment items
*20% off new Legendary White Tail Line
*20% off store Wedding & Evening Gowns
Our new Spring and Summer Hours are
Tues. Sat. 12:00 5:00. We take 10 items
for 6 months on consignment. Check out
,our free rack & $1.00 rack. We do accept
donations. 106 E. Main St. 584-7770
Saturday, March 15, 7:30 a.m. -11 a.m.;
111 Ridge Road. Over 1,000 items!
Household items, clothing, furniture,
washer/dryer, toys, books, movies, Star
Wars collectibles, etc.
Saturday 2017 Shelton Edwards Rd. 8 a.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. until. 105 Alice Street.
;Building items (doors, windows, etc.),
clothes (new dresses and plus size
clothing, suits, etc.), shoes, home decor,
everything must go, toys.
Divorce Sale! Everything Must Go!
Saturday, 7 a.m. until, 2150 Golf Course
Rd. Furniture, TV's, computer, complete
Bar set, linens, comforters, jewelry, new
and used clothing, Ashley furniture
children's bedroom suite.
1941 & before 1974 1994
1945 1976 1995
1946 1979 1996
1947 1981 1997
1948 1982 1998
1952 1983 1999
1961 1984 2000
1963 1985 2001
1964 1986 2002
1965 1987 2003
1966 1990 2004
1967 1991 2005
1968 1992 2006
1972 1993 2007
Also want any annual
from Jerkins High School
Kenmore Freezer, upright, 16 cu. ft., frost
free, white, V.G.C. $140 G.E. Refrigerator,
17 cu. ft., frost free, white, 1 yr. old, like
new $250 whirlpool washer & electric
dryer, matching set, extra large capacity,
heavy duty 7 cycle, white, 3 yrs. old,
V.G.C. $300, solid oal trestle style dining
table with large leaf & 6 heavy duty high
back chairs, 2-are Captain chairs, V.G.C.
For Sale flat screen computer complete
ready to use plus extra mouse nd
keyboard. Being replaced by larger screen
and more memory. Please call 850-584-
6574 code 25. Dial all numbers $225
negotiable cash only.
60" Projection Screen HDTV. In perfect
condition. $700 Call 584-7701. after 5 or
Antique Dresser three mirrors, 4 drawers
$250 0.B.0.. Call 584-9012 and leave
Top Prices Paid for Junk Cars & Trucks.
Harris Parts and Salvage. 584-6127.
Mature single man, no children or pets
wants to rent a 2 or 3 bedroom home in'
Perry. Excellent references 850-556-6787.
'I i lHOME .. .. *R rr." Hj E: ._ ,
FiOR.uENTm uIr ..-;,.. II
3 Bd/ 2 bth Double wide Mobile Home set
up in Everetts Mobile Home Park, Rent
$525 per month $300 deposit, water, sewer
and garage included. Application and
references required. Apply in person Perry
Repo Outlet, Monday, Tuesday or
Wednesday ask for Ms. Betty No phone
Tidewater Apts. a HUD subsidized
community, is accepting applications for 2
& 3 BR apts. Applications may be picked
up at 500 South Warner Avenue. Must
bring photo ID. EHO
I Southern Villas of Perry
SLooking For Applicants!
Rental assistance available, HUD
vouchers accepted. 1 & 2 BR HC & non-
HC accessible apartments. Office hours
are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Thurs. Call 850-
584-8111. TDD/TTY 711, 315 Puckett Rd,
Perry, Fl, 32347. Equal Housing
Immediate openings for 1 & 3 BR HC and
Non-HC accessible apartments 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
Apt. For Rent. 2 Room furnished apt.
Satellite TV, utilities paid, 1 or 2 adults No
children, no pets. $140 per week + $140
deposit. Call 584-2199,
WANT TO BUY
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Gold (scrap) ~ Diamonds ~ Old Comic Books
Coins (silver) & Paper Money ~ Taylor County Memorabilia
Bedroom Dining Room Living Room Bedding
Call M rk Souherlad (80)'50,-6021 sh to~e
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2 mobile ho es for 3aie mdu' b..- : .."
2 BR/1 Bth 12x60 $3,995 O.B.O.
1 BR/1 Bth 12x50 $2,995 O.B.O. Ph. 838-
New or Used Mobile Homes with No
money down for Land Owners. Call
Prestige Home Centers 1-800-477-2492,
VA loans available with no money down!
Call Prestige Home Centers 1-800-477-
New 28x70 3 bd/2 bth 'Real Cedar Log
Home. Only $79,995 inc. Delivery and set
up. Call Prestige Home Centers 1-800-
'98 Palm Harbor single wide 16x80 2b/2b,
excellent condition, large family room, new
laminate wood flooring, kitchen appliances
included, $15,800/ must be moved. 584-
$149 Bi-weekly will buy you a new 2 or 3
bd/2 bth mobile home Call Prestige Home
For Sale Must Be Moved. Double Wide
Mobile Home. 3 Bed/ 2 Bath, Fireplace,
Dining room, Kitchen and Living Room.
$12,500 Call 584-6925.
3 bed/2 bth House small bedrooms $560
1 Mobile Home $500 per month. No pets
Newly remodeled office. Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
.AweGval il~llJdvoy 'omteri,.Ty, Call.
'Se ct Group RP1a9j :. 1,".'4"'-0
Steirihatchee Place Resort Furnished 1
and 2 bedroom Condos for Rent. $650-
$750. Included in price Water, cable,
internet and hot tub in Steinhatchee. Call
Westgate Motel Rooms available for Rent.
Refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable,
AC/Heater. Everything included. $165
weekly or $40 daily tax included.(RV sites
also available.) 1627 S. Byron Butler
Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from Monthly $550
required $45 deposit, $165 weekly or $40
daily tax included. 317 N. Byron Butler
1 & 2 bedroom apartments available. Call
Commercial Building for Lease Down
town building Brand new. 10 office's
including receptionist area and waiting
area. All internet and phone equip,
handicap accessible bathroom. Must see,
Call Select Group Realty at 850-584-4401.
Large 1Bd/1 Bath Duplex. Central A/C &
Heat, wood floors, full kitchen, remodeled
bathroom, laundry hookup, ceiling fans,
$475 month, 1st, last & sec. 850-890-1467.
'99' Homes of Merit, 4 bd/ 2.5 bath $87k,
2300sq. ft., 1 acre lot, fireplace, island
kitc., Lg. Walk-ins, laundry rm, 12x30 barn,
shed w/loft 10x12 metal shed, fenced front
yard. 584-3418 (leave message.)
Suwannee -River Park Estates 2 adjacent
lots, perfect for camping, small home,
mobile home or investment.. 10 minutes
from Suwannee River State Park and
boating/fishing. $9k Steve (850)223-1764.
.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
223-1382 or 584-4618.
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We are in a major expansion mode. Part of
Citigroup. Accelerated Vice President
Training Program in 8-10'months. Average
Income is $102,000 a year. Get started on
s part-time basis. Its time to make a better
life for you and your family. Call Mr. Parker
@ 850-223-1266 (0028).
Maintenance Seeking organized person
who can do basic electrical problem
solving for commercial appliances, a/c,
heating, ice machines, dishwasher, etc.
Also must be able to do plumbing, drywall,
and mechanical work. Full time working
supervisor position for 60 bed skilled
nursing center. Must fit into a team style of
work environment and be comfortable
working with elderly and handicapped
individuals. Apply at/send resume to
Richard Wisdahl, Lafayette Health Care
Center, 512 W. Main St., Mayo, FL 32066.
Retirees, housewives, students anybody
- full time pay for part-time work you
choose the hours. Life insurance we
provide training and help you get licensed.
3/12 : 4
Food Service Personnel
for Correctional Food Program
Food Production Experience
Clean Background and
Drug Screening Required
Quality Engineer Manufacturer of
ordnance products requires a self-
motivated quality engineer with ability to
apply statistical techniques to controlling
and improving manufacturing processes.
B.S. in Engineering required. Six-Sigpa I
and/or Quality Engineering experience
preferred. Familiarity with government
requirements and ISO-9000 a plus.. This
position directly reports to the Quality
Manager. Salary -commensurate with
education and experience; competitive
benefits and relocation assistance
available. Send resume with salary
history/requirements to ssleigher@martin-
electronics.com(attachments in MSWord
accepted) or mail to MEI, 10625 Puckett
Road, Perry, FL, 32348, Attn: Human
Resources, or Fax to 850) 584-2012. Only
qualified candidates will be contacted for
interview. EOE, AAE, VP.
Trane is seeking dependable & motivated
AC Technician and apprentice for service
work at Pulp Mill in Perry. For FT Day shift
position. Great benefit package. Call
Jamie at 850-838-1989 for more
RN Supervisor Part-time for weekends
LPN PRN All Shifts. -
We are small, but are a part of a wonderful
company with caring individuals who have
a desire to improve the lives of our
Residents and Staff. Call 850-973-4880.
Ask for Peggy Powers, D.O.N. Madison,
Avon Reps Needed! How would you like to
be your own boss? Start your own
:business. I can show you how. $10 start-
up kit. Call BJ Todayl 850-584-6289 or
DEAL OF A LIFETIME!
I moved out of area and must sell,
beautiful, newly constructed, never lived
in, 2 bd/1 bath, 1,000 sq.. ft. steel master
home, all new appliances, off of Spring
Warrior Rd. 1.5 mi. from Gulf, 1+ acres of
cleared partially fenced property w/paved
drive, appraised at $100,000 selling for
$69,000 O.B.O. For more information call
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
Ddwn Payment. 584-4678.
Commercial building for sale 13,500 sq. ft.
Old Badcock Furniture building.. Call 850-
584-5891 Pete Fortner.
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-
Land for Sale by owner 4.6 acres on
Econfina River at Shady Grove, $44,500
2 acres at Shady Grove, Store front plus
residential. $89,900 All Realty Services
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
40acre farm south of Lake City, 2 mi. from
175, 38mi. from Gainsville, 17 ac. in
planted pines, 2 barns, deep well asking
$13,750 per acre. Call 850-223-2627 or 1-
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
tarl. :prrinHler sy'lem, water softener.
REDUCED 5155 'fW., call50-578-3094
2 bd/1 bth Home with chain link fence, 2
acres, $75,000 Call 838-6625 or 584-4850
Help Wanted Badcock Home Furniture
and More is hiring for 2 positions.
Sales/warehouse person needed must be
able to handle all duties required with both
jobs. Must be 21 years old. Good license.
Setup and delivery person must be 21
years old. Good license record. No phone
calls Apply in person.
Director of Government Relations and
This part-time position serves as the North
Florida Community College's liaison to
the Florida Legislature and works closely
with the President to develop NFCC's
annual legislative agenda. Qualifications:
Advanced degree preferred plus current
working knowledge of Florida Legislature
procedure. For more details see our
website at www.nfcc.edu.
TOUR THIS HOME
Friday, March 14
11:00 am -1:oo pm
Call Sheffield & Sheffield Realty for more information
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The City of Perry
is hiring for the following
Req: Must have a valid Florida
Drivers License and possess a
minimum of a Class "C" Wastewater
Treatment Plant Operator Certificate
as issued by the State of Florida.
Salary Range: $14.20-.$18.13
Applications are available:
Online: Applications and job
Descriptions are available at
(Register as a job seeker. Search in Taylor County.
Click on desired position.)
Send printed and completed
Application via mail to:
200 West Base Street, 2nd Floor
Madison, FL 32340
Fax: (850) 973-9757
Employment Connections Mobile Unit
Wednesday's from 8 00 am to 5:00 pm in the
Kmart parking lot (1809 S. Byron Butler Pkwy.)
Employment Connections Madison Office
Located at 200 W Base St Madison, FL 32340
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
MOTIVATED SELLERS NEED BUYERS!
Buy now while rates are great!
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105 Seminole Rd., Pine Ridge Subdivision 3 BR, 2 BA, Lovely brick horne on 1.41-acre lot, beautifully landscaped with a back yard
lush with oaks and azaleas. Large detached workshop. 1,965 sq. ft. $185,000. Owners want an offer!
209 Dogwood Way, Glenridge Subdivision 3BR, 2BA brick home with charm on pretty 1-acre lot. Finished detached lady's craft
room (or office) attached to a Man's Woodwork Workshop! Seller moved and needs offers! $175,000.
308 Glenridge Rd., Glenridge Subdivision 4 BR, 2 BA brick home with pool, fenced. Great location and wonderful house. 2,538 sq.
ft. on .82-acre lot. REDUCED to $259,900 RELO Firm says SELL!
3795 Dove Lane, Kinsey Woodland Subdivision 3 BR, 2 BA SWMH on 3 acres land, secluded. Just a few miles to gulf. Excellent
fishing & hunting in area. 1,216 sq. ft. $80,000. '
14129 S. Gulf Manor, Ocean Pond Subdivision You must see this one! 4 BR, 2 BA custom built DWMH with lotsof upgrades and
large rooms. Screend porch & detached garage. 2,356 sq. ft. & on 2.37-acre lot. $149,500 Owner ready to sell & wants offer.
2285 White Oak Rd., Leisure Retreats Subdivision 3 BR, 2 BA DWMH with decks & storage sheds. 1,280 sq. ft. $85,000.
4888 Oxford St., Carlton Springs Subdivision 3 BR, 2 BA, DWMH on 1-acre lot with sheds & fencing. Like New! 2,325 sq. ft. $121,500.
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LPN/Case Manager Asst.
Phn: 8-086 6:Fax: 584066.
email:dianam .octo smeor.com
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TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
Call in Roll Of Site Attendant(Beaches &
Steinhatchee area) S6.68 hr.
Temporary Mosquito Truck Driver'Spraver
- $8.04 hr.
Job descriptions and applications can be
obtained from www.taylorcontygOv.com or
One Stop Mobile Unit located in the K-Mart
Parking Lot on Wednesdays 9 a.m. 6
p.m. or at 502 N. Center Street Perry. FL
on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8 a.m. -
2 p.m. Positions are open until filled.
Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is an EOE. VP. DT,
background check employer.
Experienced groomer needed in Perry -
part time to full. For more information call
NEED HELP? TLC for your elderly loved
one. Cooking, errands, light cleaning. 17
years experience. Ref. Avail. 584-5165
Please leave message.
Residential Swimming Pool Cleaning.
One time service or weekly rates
available. Matthew J. Lorentz 223-2164 or
TREE REMOVAL/STUMP GRINDING
Tree Surgery Landscaping
52 Bucket Truck
Licensed & Insured/All Work Guaranteed
Lowest Prices in the Area
John Seasock. owner 850-584-2027
Would you like to earn
have to do overnight hauls?
If so, call us at
Must have a Class "A" CDL with Hazmat
and Tanker endorsement.
1998 GMC SLE P.U. ext. cab, 2wd, v8,
154k miles, $4900 call 850-509-1987
1998 Ford Ranger Splash, ext. cab, 4
wheel drive, automatic, full power, $4500.
O.B.O. 578-3197 or 578-2484.
'99' Chevy Tahoe 4x4, leather, heated
seats, CD player, $5,500 must seil. 838-
1997 Black F-150 Extended Cab 3 DR,
step-side, A/C, CD, Fiberglass Tona
'Cover, Dependable & Reliable
Transportation. Asking $3,,00 OPO,:C.L.,
584-9136 Leave msg..
'04' Mitsubishi Galant Fully loaded Call
'2000' INFINITY 130, white ext./tan inter.,
95k miles, asking $9,500 ex. shape, also
a '2002' .lIt-u,.s.hli Montero Sport, white
ext. gray inter. 17,500 mi. $8,900. Both are
all power. Call (cell) 850-371-2399 or
(home) 850-578-2407 code 6945
BOAT FOR SALE
1999 204 21' Angler center console
w/115 saltwater Johnson,. SS prop,
bimini top, new VHF, new cd player and
marine speakers, Interphase fish finder,
Sitex GPS, Tandem axle galvanized
Performance trailer w/guides. Trailer
never put in saltwater. Great offshore,
inshore, cruise boat. Cheap on fuel. Very
low hours. Garage kept. Looks and runs
like a new one. $9,400 OBO/ Trade.
(850) 584-8563 or (352) 356-0268.
J.D.'s Tree Service. and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free.estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
A to Z Farm and Lawn Service
Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
dump truck service, harrowing, bush hog
mowing, rake work, dirt leveling and
complete lawn service. Call 584-6737.
Clay Swindle L.L.C. (licensed and
insured) All types of remodeling: doors,
windows, docks, painting, etc.
Commercial & Residential. Call 850-843-
1943 or 843-1941. If no answer, please
leave message. Over 20 years of
Hi, Taylor County! Chad H. Dees Lawn
Gare is licensed and insured. Call for free
estimates. Chad H. Dees Lawn Care -
850-584-8959. Chad H. Dees, owner.
Bush Hogging, 'Grading and- Tree
Removal. Call Bill at 578-2379.
Registered Nurse wants to work. 30 years
experience. Call Beth Dees RN at 584-
& CARPET CLEANING
Dries in 3-4holrs .
~ Tile Floors -
-~ Pet Odors -~
Notice of Public Hearing .
Hearing Date: April 15, 2008
Subject of School Hearing:
1.) Board Policy Handbook Revisions &
2.) Student Progression Plan Revisions &
The District School Board of Taylor
County will hold a public hearing on the
above date for approval of said
subject item. This hearing will be-held at
ths school board meeting. The public is
invited to attend to express their
opinions/concerns. The public hearing
will be held at the Steinhatchee School,
1209 Southeast First Ave. Steinhatchee,
Florida. A copy of this policy may be
obtained from the Superintendent's
Oscar M. Howard Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR
TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE
CASE NO. 08-035CP
for 25 words or less!
10 per word after 25
Monday by 5 p.m.
Wednesday by 5 p.m.
,in Re Estate of
ELOYSE D PITA,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS ;
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESiATF
The administroion of The Esarote of [Ioyse
D. Piti. deceased. File No 08-035CP o,/
the Circuit Court for Taylor Counrty
Floria,. Probate Division, the address cr
which is Post Office Drawer 620, Perry. FL
32348 The names and addresses of The
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
,ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against Decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM (Sections 733 702 and.733.710
of the Florida Statutes).
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS -AFTER THE.DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The darte of the first publication of this
notice is March 12, 2008.
The Parker Low Firm
Gregory S. Parker
Florida Bar'No. 441953
P.O. Drawer 509
Perry, Florida 32348
Robert K Pita
2010 N. W. 133 Terrace
Gainesville, Florida 32606
New Patients Welcome
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR TAYLOR
COUNTY. FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO 08 73 CP
In Re Es-a-e of
JOHN IRIFMER HART Deceased
NIOIICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
The administration of the Estate of JOHN
REMER HART, deceased, File No. 08-73-
CP, by the Circuit Court for Taylor
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Drawer
620, Perry, FL 32348. The names and
oadresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against Decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE. FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM (Sections 733.702 and 733.710
of the Florida Statutes).
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons 'having claims or demands
against, the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of
the first publication of this notice March
THE PARKER LAW FIRM
Gregory S. Parker
Florida Bar No. 441953
P.O. Drawer 509
Perry, Florida 32348
Stephen M. Henry DMD
David R. Schneck DMD
Mini implantss for
Crowns & Bridges
P.O. Box 2059
117 NE Hwy. 351
Cross City, Fl. A
Person Giving Notice'
1866 S Dixe Hwy
Perry, Florida 32348
PLANNING BOARD VACANCY
The Taylor County Planning Board is
currently seeking applicants to fill a0
vacancy on the Board. Applications for
this volunteer position may be
downloaded from the County website
w www.tayloscountygov.'com. or
obtained from the Taylor County
Planning Department located gt the
Administrative Complex. Completed
applications should be returned to the
Planning Deportment at 201 East Green
Street. Perry, Florida 32347.
2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12
(PURSUANT TO FLORIDA PRIVATE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of
County Commissioners, Taylor County,
Florida will hold a Public Hearing on the
passage of b proposed Ordinance to
amend Ordinance No.-2007-01. The
Public Hearing shall be held at the
County Commission Meeting Room, Old
Post Office Building, 201 E. Green Street,
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Perry, Florida, at the regular meeting of
the Board, to be held on Monday, April
7. 2008, at 6:1 5 P.M. The title of the
proposed Ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE WHICH AMENDS
.ORDINANCE NO. 2007-01 (THE CODE OF
ORDINANCES OF TAYLOR COUNTY.
FLORIDA SECTION 18) AS AMENDED AND
ADDS AN ADDITIONAL SECTION TO
SECTION 18 WHICH SHALL BE SECTION
18-62 TO PROVIDE FOR A FEE REQUIRING
BUSINESS LICENSES AND PERMITS FOR
CANVASSER, SOLICITOR, PEDDLER AND
TRANSIENT MERCHANT, ITINERANT
MERCHANT OR ITINERANT VENDOR;
PROVIDING AN AMOUNT OF. THE FEE AND
PROVIDING THE FEE CAN BE AMENDED
BY RESOLUTION; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The proposed Ordinance may be
inspected by the public at the office of
the Clerk of Court, located at the Taylor
County Courthouse, Perry, Taylor
All members of the public are welcome
TO attend. Notice is further hereby
given, pursuant to Florida 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
DATED this 12th. day of March. 2008, by
ANNIE MAE MURPHY, Clerk of the Circuit
Court and Clerk to the Board of County
Commissioners of Taylor County,' Florida.
2-1/2" to 3" 6.5'
3" to 3-1/2" 6.5'
3-1/2" to 4" 6.5'
4" to 5" 8'
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6" to 7" 8'
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6-1/2' Steel Post
*Sales tax needs to be added to all the above prices
12% Sweet Feed
' Chu.i nioobud .
Prices good till March 31, 2008 while supplies last
Farmers Cooperative, Inc.
P.O. Box 390 Madison, FL 32341 Fax (850) 973-3478
The Suwannee River Conference & Retreat Center at
ADVENT CHRISTIAN VILLAGE
AT L)OWL N<. PARK
We have the perfect place for your next event; corporate. church, "
or educational retreat and family reunions. Rock on the porch
while watching the Suwannee River flow by or meet in our
beautiful Conference Room.
Need meals to go along with your event? We have a dining/catering
department that will work with you to plan the perfect menus.
County Rd. 136, 16 miles west of Live Oak, Florida
(386) 658-5200 Toll Free (800) 371-8381
email: email@example.com .
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and K9 Jacob, Jake. Richards and, -
K9 Don, James Newsome and K9
Zeus, Jerome Williams and K9
Sibal, Joe Nugent and K9 Amber,
Gulf County Sheriffs Office; .Mike
Michener and K9 Diesel, Blair
Twigg and K9 Zadok, Chuck
Bridgeman and K9 Tonto,
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office;:
Robert Kloznick and K9 Solo, Joe
Mata and K9 Rex, Glen Ford and
K9 Bery, and Mike Tilton,
Kissimmee Police Department;
Greg Strickland and K9 Jewel,
Miramar Police Department;
Michael'Totillo and K9 Tobh,.
Patricia. Totillo and K9 Torey, K9".
Search & Rescue of Orange City;
Brad Thomas and .K9 Gator,
Marion County Sheriffs Office;
Chris Thomas .and K9 Leo, Keithf
Sutton and K9 Kaos, David Boldin
and K9 ..Daisy, Manatee County'
Sheriffs Office; Manuel Gonzalez
and K9 Turk, Loretta Tuning, and
K9 Karus, Panama City Police
Department; Cpl. Thomas Smith
and K9 Talon, Chris Leister and
KE Canto, Palmetto Police
Department; Al Corona and K9
Rudy, Colin Duncombe and K9
DJ, Mike Colton 'and K9 Pltin,
Michael Swanchak and K9 Kilo,
Mitch Miller and K9 Drago, Will
Harris and K9 Marco, Port 'St.
Lucie Police Department; Tracey
Gustafson and K9s Berlyn and
Aegis, Amy .Kolb and K9s
Bronson and Lewis, Southwest
Florida Search & Rescue; Teri Lee
and K9s Bailey and Lucy, Gloria
Howard and K9 Diamond, Alisha
Vaughn and K9 Kayla, K9 Search
& Rescue of Orange City; Cindy
Economou and K9s Dax and
Dahlia, St. Lucie County Fire
District, Matt Woods and K9
Willem, Barry Boger and K9
Molly, Steve Barker and 'K9
Gotcha, St. Lucie County Sheriff's
Office. Barbara Tyndall and, K9
Mishka, Southeast Affiliation of
Recovery K9 Handlers; Michele
Bobeck and K9 River, K9 Search
& Rescue; Jamie Bak and K9 Taz,
Juan Delgado and K9 Yvos, Ron
Denisi and K9 Fero, Parish
SGinn and K9 Bear, Walt Disney
World Security; Judy Thigpen and
K9 Jurnee, Williston Fire
Georgia: Christopher Day and
K9 Remi, Mark Roberts and K9
Eron, Mickey Perry and K9
Dixie, Bartow County Sheriffs
Office; Cameron Boswell and K9
Cosmo, Commerce Police
Department; Wallace Morton and
K9 Bady, Kennesaw Police
bepartmnent; Tracy Sargent and K9
Cheyenne, Polk County Sheriffs
Office; Benjamine Hersey and
K9 Jess, Waycross Police
Ohio: Sandra Lesko and K9
Eliot Ness, Geauga County
Wisconsin: Scott Lindner and
K9 Dani, Dane County Sheriffs
American Aluminum extended
special thanks to everyone who
contributed to the success of the
workshop and program, including:
(from the City of Perry) City
Manager Bob Brown, Mayor
Emily Ketring, Bobby Counce and
Barney Johnson; (from the county)
County Administrator Jack Brown
and Andy McLeod of the road
department; Sheriff L.E. "Bummy"
Williams, Captain Audie Towles,
Captain Richard Johnson and
staff; Perry Police Chief Vern
Clark, Captain Jamie Cruse and
staff; Superintendent of Schools
Oscar Howard Jr.; Clay Olson and
staff of the Taylor County
Extension Office; Fastenal;
Hampton Inn, Days Inn, Executive
Inn and ,Chaparral Inn; Golden
Corral, Subway, Burger King,
Domino's and Goodman's.
'"We would also like to give a
very special thanks to Dan
Simmons and Buckeye, Florida,
for the use of the rail cars, as well
as FWC foi allowing the elieicoptei
to be used in the demonstration,"
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Perry Shopping Center
2020 S. Jefferson St. 584-2565
Mon.-Th. 8am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. 8am-9pm, Sun. 8am-6pm
Cash Credit/Debit Cards, Checks Food Stamps Prices good 3/12/08-3/18/08
We res r,%e Ig igril tr li nit quantiies items similar as shown
U.S.A. INSPECTED FIES U .A. INSPECT
GROUND BEEF BONELESS SKINLESS
FaMILY PaCK CHICKEN BREAST
TUNA HELPERASSORE....,.. ........................ ... .$1.50
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HUNT'S MANWHCH 15.50Z..CAN....... ...........................
FRUIT COCKTAIL, PEACHES & PEARS, 15 OZ. CAL.....................O 88
CORN, GREEN BEANS & PEAS, 15 OZ. CAN............................ 390..
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SIRLOIN TIP ROAST
Freh aB ily. -4
HEAVY WESTERN U.S.D.A. INSPECTED
BONELESS BEEF BONELESS CENTER-CUT
SIRLOIN TIP STEAK PORK CHOPS
KURTZ KETCHUP 24 OZ. BOTTLE..................................870
MARCIN REAL MAYONNAISE 32 OZ. JAR........................$1.59
PORTMANN'S SALAD DRESSINGS. 16 OZ. BOTTLE..........$1.19
VITAMIN D MILK GALLON.......................... .................. $ 3 .7 9
U.LS.J INSPECTED FRESH
WHOLE BONELESS PORK LOIN
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