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Title: Taco times
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Language: English
Creator: Taco times
Publisher: Perry Newspapers, Inc.
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Place of Publication: Perry Fla
Publication Date: April 2, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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April 2, 21008


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Two sections
47th Year, No. 14
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Spent Sunday night in open water



Anglers rescued from overturned boat


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Foo distribution in
Steinhatchee planned
tfod'ay
T;:The Department of Agriculture and
meerica's Second Harvest food
itribution for Steinhatchee will be
dae.d today (Wednesday) from 9 to 11
anm; at Cherokee's restaurant.
i,.:-.Rules for acceptance and
rticipation in the program are the
Amne for everyone without regard to
,color, national origin, age, sex or


I County Public
ry goes green!
SlApril is "Library Appreciation
-and the Taylor County Public
riay iscelebrating by "going green."
pecialcraft activities are planned
,Fstudents during Spring Break,
iitt titg Thursday, April 3, with.a story
r~i p ramn at 10:30 a.m. The craft
ect will be making pine cone

S/The weekly teen meeting will be
I Friday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m.
We will be discussing the
Iwruonmenit: and making a 'trash
a," orgaIizers said.



';if you:arein the process of writing a
*lasiness::ptan to use in obtaining a
I'mn for your small business, the
%ior County Small Business
bumm-rnity Outreach Center can help.
:. 'Weheavea wealth of literature and
es to :: assist-you-: through the
wiss" Director Dawn Taylor, who is
*e a certfied-business analyst, said.
:,'For more information, please
cntacttthe center, located at the
i"Mry/Taylor County Chamber of
Pammemce(584-5366).

Wol danmeets at

,Faylor Technical Institute's School
Iaisory Council will meet Thursday,
iwil 10, at 4 p.m. The meeting will be
.itin lttir-school's conference room.



,i--a-rcaptains are reminded of the
leay For Life meeting to be held
'randay, April 7, at the Taylor County
~igh School Track, starting at 5:30
,nm. Camp sites will be chosen and
appointments arranged for "Bank Day"
plnedmMonday, April 21.



'A flag-changing ceremony will be
*lud at Veterans Memorial Park today
4iWednesday) at 10 a.m.
:. The flag raised will be in honor of
*tb late IraL. Smith, an Army Air Force
eran of World War II.
Residents are also reminded to
Mark their calendars and plan to
taftrd a Memorial Day ceremony
'Iained at the park Monday, May 26,
fi6rm: 10:30 a.m. to noon.
';Guest speakers will include .Mayor
:Einily Ketring, County Administrator
iJack Brown, County Commissioner
iR;id6lph Parker and Navy veteran Ray
-~Earis.
;Refreshments will be served.



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A trio of fishermen spent Sunday
night clinging to the hull of their
overturned boat and were rescued
by emergency search crews around
1 p.m. Monday.
Boat owner James Arnold of
Clearmont, along with passengers
John Mezger of Windermere and
Brad L. Swatkowski, 19, of
Jacksonville Beach, all escaped
serious injury and are reportedly


We do dreams.
Under that theme, the United
Way of the Big Bend (UWBB)
raised more than $7.2 million
during its 2007 campaign.
Officials celebrated the record
results during a gala held in
conjunction with the Downtown
Getdown in Tallahassee Friday.
Taylor County businesses and
organizations were among those
recognized for their dream
building efforts.
"My wife and I are excited about
all the hard work from our
community," said Daryll Gunter,
who along with his wife Dawn, co-
chaired the Taylor County
campaign.
In all, Taylor County raised
$220,000, which is also a
campaign best. Among the seven
neighboring counties included in
the UWBB, Taylor County raised
the most money.
Gadsden County raised
$157,000, Wakulla raised
$109,000, Madison raised
$102,000, Jefferson raised
$53,000, Franklin raised $20,000
and Liberty County raised $300.
"As always, Taylor County was
the biggest fund-raiser among the


"shaken up, but in the clear."
The men were visiting
Steinhatchee with their families
and launched their 21-foot
Pathfinder boat from Sea Hag
Marina around 10 a.m. Sunday.
"They were planning to fish both
in-shore and off-shore. I met up
with them about 28 miles offshore
that afternoon around 4:30. They
planned to proceed, a few miles to


surrounding counties," Gunter
said.
"We raise more and do more. I
am proud to be a part of a
community that believes in giving-
back."
"2007 was an amazing year,"
UWBB Campaign Chair Lawton
Langford said. "More money was
raised, more employers and more
people were involved than ever
before. Being campaign chair has
been humbling, has opened my
eyes about the needs of some our
citizens and has given me an
appreciation of how caring we are
as a community. We all benefit
from your generosity; thanks for
supporting the United Way and
community initiatives."
During Friday's mainstage
presentations, Buckeye Florida
was among those businesses
recognized, receiving the
Outstanding Neighboring County
Campaign for Taylor County
award.
"The Taylor County community
had an overall great campaign this
year and Buckeye employees were
glad to be part of it," Buckeye
,-* Please see page 2


try another fishing hole, but I was
ready to go in," Doug Swatkowski,
the uncle of Brad Swatkowski,
recounted Tuesday.
"I got in around 7:30 and was
surprised that they weren't back at
the dock. Around 9 p.m., I started
getting nervous and by 10 p.m. I
was making phone calls trying to
get in touch with the right people
to start a search."


Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
logged the call at 11:30 that night
and, within the hour, had vessels
searching for the missing boaters.
Also taking part in the search
were teams from the Taylor
County Sheriffs Office and U.S.
Coast Guard.
"According to the men, they
experienced engine trouble and


when the engine stopped, in a
matter of about two minutes, the
boat had overturned. Waves had
kicked up to five or six feet and it
was very windy," Swatkowski
said.
"As soon as the boat flipped
over, they threw the anchor out and
just held on for dear life."
",.* Please see page 3


Total road closure



set for two miles



of Highway 221


The group Kickin Grass kicks off the 6th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival with a
performance Thursday night at Forest Capital State Park.




Toe-tapping fun


Get set for a toe-tapping good
time during the 6th annual Florida
State Bluegrass Festival, which
kicks off Thursday evening and
continues through Saturday.
"The phones have been ringing
off the hook with callers asking
about the festival. This year's
crowd is sure to be even better than
last year," Coordinator Dawn


Taylor said.
"We are expecting between
6,500 and 7,000 bluegrass fans to
join us 'under the pines' at Forest
Capital State Park. The caliber of
our entertainment line-up just can't
be beat."
The music will begin Thursday
afternoon with an open mike at
Heritage Pavilion from 4 to 6;


Deep Creek Bluegrass takes the
stage at 6 p.m.. followed
by Ernie Evans & Southern Lite
at 7 p.m. and Kickin Grass at
8 p.m.
Pure & Simple leads the pack
Friday afternoon, starting at 3, and
the music rolls on through 9:30
p.m. with a performance by
Cadillac Sky.
The bands strike up at 11 a.m.
Saturday morning with back-to-
back performances through 10:30
p.m.
Admission is $10 for a three-day
pass; tickets will be sold at the
park.
More than a dozen crafters and
food vendors will be on-site
offering a variety of goods ranging
from handmade wooden toys to
deep-fried Oreos.
The Rotary Club will hold its

,, Please see page 3


Traffic on Hwy. 221 near Shady
Grove will be significantly
affected later this month when
state contracted road crews close
the highway for much needed
repairs.
"Expect a total road closure at
County Road 14 in Shady Grove to
begin in the next month to
completely reconstruct the
roadway for.about a mile on either
side of the CR 14 intersection,"
Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) Public
Information Officer Gina Busscher
said.
FDOT has been monitoring the
roadway for the past several
months and discovered
underground "muck" beneath the
highway has been settling and
"pulling down a lot of the
roadway," she said.
The agency awarded
construction firm Anderson
Columbia a $2.8 million
emergency contract to reconstruct
the highway last week.
Currently, travelers will see
signs warning of uneven lanes, and
there are "noticeable bumps at
certain sections similar to the
bumps When crossing a bridge,"
Busscher said.
She stressed that the roadway is
passable and FDOT does not
consider the situation a "safety
issue" at this time.
The agency is continuing to
monitor the roadway and if that
changes, FDOT will close the
highway.
Although an exact start date for
the roadwork has not been set,
Busscher said the construction will
be conducted in two steps, first on
the area south of CR 14 and then
north of the intersection.
During both phases, detours will


be established for the duration of
the road closure.
While the southern section is
closed, traffic will be re-routed via
CR 14 to U.S. 19.
Once construction begins, the
contractor will have 100 days to
complete both sections.


Woman, 21,

still critical

after crash

on Sunday

An early morning crash Sunday
resulted in serious injuries for a
21-year-old Havana woman in
town for a local mud bog
event. She remains in critical
condition at Shands Hospital in
Jacksonville.
Bobbie J. Lunn. was riding a
Polaris Ranger driven by Justin
Chapo of Tallahassee when the
vehicle overturned and fell back
on the pair.
The incident happened at the
site of the Pudding Creek Mud
Bog, held off Red Padgett Road.
Lunn was transported to
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
by EMS and then flown by
AirMedic One helicopter to
Jacksonville.
Taylor County Sheriffs
Office deputies responded to the
call, but will not be investigating
as "this incident occurred on
private property and the parties
involved were there on their own.
freewill and accord."


Buckeye Florida was recognized Friday for its efforts raising money for the United Way. The
eight-county United Way of the Big Bend held its annual celebration during Downtown Getdown
in Tallahassee. Shown above are UWBB President Ken Armstrong, Buckeye Campaign Co-Chair
Dan Simmons, Alice Simmons and UWBB Campaign Chair Lawton Langford.


2007 United Way campaign


Taylor raises $220,000 to help 'build dreams'


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Children from the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend hold up the grand total for this year's United Way campaign.


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Local businesses were
awarded at Friday's event.

Buckeye team

recognized
DREAMS
Continued from page 1
Campaign Co-chairman Dan .
Simmons said. "Many people that
need help will receive help and
that's what United Way is about."
"Buckeye, once again was one
of the biggest givers in the Big
Bend," Gunter said.
Buckeye also received the
campaign's Excellence Award for
raising more than $50,000.
In addition, Doctors' Memorial
Hospital, Foley Timber & Land
Co., Fru-Con, Lance, Inc., and the
Taylor County School Board all
received President's Awards for
raising between $10,000 and
-$24,999.
Fru-Con, for instance, raised
more than $14,000.
Other local businesses and
organizations awarded include:
TFairPoint Communications, Boys
& Girls Club of North Central
TFlorida, Capital City Bank,
.Gilman Building Products, Taylor
SCounty government, Taylor
County Senior Citizens Center,
The Forestry Company and
:Timberland Ford.
Money raised locally by the
United Way returns to the county's
.human service organizations
which include: Taylor County
Advocacy and Resource Center,
Elder Care Services, Taylor
-County Senior Citizens Center,
:Girl Scouts, Taylor County Refuge
House, 2-1-1 Big Bend, Brehon
'Institute for Family Services, Big
IBend Hospice, Big Bend Cares,
Needy School Children's Fund,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
Boy Scouts, American Red Cross,
iSecond Harvest Food Bank, Boys
and Girls Club of North Central
Florida, Ability 1st and Early
Learning Coalition.


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participate in the project.


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drywall and metal framing, roofing, floor finishes,

tile, painting and caulking, waterproofing, hvac,
plumbing and electrical contractors are
encouraged to attend.



S TIME: 6:00 PM


DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 8th


PLACE: COUNTY COMMISSION BOARD ROOM
201 East Green Street


To everyone,
As I sit here writing this it all seems so bittersweet. Bitter
because we have forever lost a piece of our hearts that can
never be replaced, but sweet because it is so amazing to see
the number of hearts that our little boy touched in such a short
time. The outpouring of sympathy and love from our family,
friends, neighbors, and even local, businesses is simply
beyond words. The support from you all has truly propped
Bo and myself up through what has been the most trying time
in our lives. I would not even begin to try to list names for
fear that someone may get left out due to the shear number
of supporters. However know that even if all you may have
done was say a quiet prayer for us it is sincerely appreciated
and will never be forgotten. If no other good comes from this
tragedy, our faith that there is still pure goodness in people
has been restored. This has been a very hard time for us but
we have learned to make the most of the time we have with
our loved ones, so I ask you all to do one more thing for me,
pull your loved ones close and tell them you love them. It
could be your last chance. I can take comfort in knowing that
as Mason lay on my chest that afternoon sleeping before I put
him in his bed I remember thinking how good he felt there
and I kissed his little head and told him I loved him. I know
now that that could have only been God giving me that last
chance and I am so thankful to have had it. Again I can no
thank you all enough!
Sincerely,
Brandi Williamson


To Mason,
Although we did not plan on you coming into our lives
you were the piece that completed our family. You were truly
a sweet, sweet miracle. I still find myself at times saying,
"Why God? Why would you hand us this miracle, make us
love him beyond comprehension, then snatch him away?"
But I have come to realize that you ndver really belonged to
me. God simply loaned me his most special of angels and
he must have been missing you as much as I am now. I will
never stop missing you or aching in my heart to hold you
close to me again. But I know we will be together again one
day. You will always be Mommy s baby.
Mommy loves you! Forever and Always.


Mason Thomas
Williamson
Born October 23, 2007













Gateway to Eternal Life
Passing is just another step along life's changing way,
No more than just a getaway
to a new and better day,
And parting from our loved ones is much easier to hear
When we know that they are waiting
for us to join them 'There" -
For it is on the wings of passing that the living
soul takes flight,
into the "Promised Land of God"
where there shall be "only light" -
So passing is just a natural thing,
like the closing of a door,
As we start upon a journey
to a new and distant shore -
And none need make this journey undirected or alone,
For God promised us safe passage
to this vast and great unknown-
so let your grief be softened and yield not to despair,
You have only placed your loved one in the
loving Father's care.


To Everyone,
First I would like to start out by
saying "Thank You" to everyone
who contributed money and food and
kept Brandi and I in their thoughts and
prayers. I kept asking myself why.
Why? What did I do to deserve my
Lil Man being taken away from us so
soon? Why? After you see so much
tragedy involving kids these days
and Mason was loved so much by his
mother and I! Why would God take a
child that was so loved and cherished?
It seems like he would take a child
that needed to be loved, needed help,
and needed to be held. Well 1 don't
know the answers to these questions,
but I hope that I will one day! But if I
have learned anything, I have learned
you must cherish your kids. They are
God sent and a blessing. They can be
taken away at anytime, in the blink
of an eye. So listen to me or not,
but cherish the time you have with
kids and family because it really can
happen to anyone. I've seen that first
hand and hope no one else ever has
to!! So I'm going to say thank you
again. I didn't know so many good
people still existed but I have been
HUMBLED!!
Sincerely.
1o Williamson

To Lil Man Mason,
You will be missed se U Lch but
never forgotten!! We will be together
again one cl day. I love You!
Daddy


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I just want to say, well done for a great start
and congratulations for striving for the best!!!


We're proud of you!
Love,
Mama, Robin & Granny
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We4, were so blessed to have you 84 beautiful ears.
We have so many memories of you that will last a
lifetime and your memory will live in the manyu
hearts you touched,
Love always,
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Bluegrass Coordinator Dawn Taylor, left, and Assistant Lisa Williams model this year's
Florida State Bluegrass Festival commemorative t-shirts. The shirts, priced at $12 each, are
available at the chamber of commerce and will be sold during the event this weekend.



'Endless bowls' of chili: $5


BLUEGRASS
Continued from page 1
snrnuai Chili Cook-Off in
conjunction with the festival on


Saturday: "endless bowls" of chili
will be available for just $5.
Registration forms for the cook-
off are available at the Perry-
Taylor County Chamber of


Commerce.
Complete festival details will be
featured in a special Florida State
Bluegrass edition in Friday's Perry
News-Herald.


FWC, Coast Guard & marina thanked


:D ERTURNED BOAT
Continued from page 1
A rescue helicopter spotted the
overturned boat around 12:20
Monday afternoon. A C-130 plane
:ircled the area. dropping a raft
.nd supplies. Within the hour,
oats from both FWC and the
.oast Guard had arrived on scene.


"We can't give enough credit to
the FWC. Coast Guard and the
folks here at. the Sea Hag Marina,"
Swatkowski said.
The men, who were found about
five miles south of Steinhatchee,
boarded the FWC boat and were
brought to shore at the marina.
S"One thing to remember in a
situation like this is how important


it is to have the last coordinates of
a missing boat. Also, to keep your
emergency equipment where you
are able to hold onto it if you do go
in the water. In their case, they had
brand new flares, but they floated
off when the boat overturned."
Swalkowski said.
"We're just very glad to have
everyone home."


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A proposal to swap some $9
billion in school property taxes
with a new one-cent sales tax and
the elimination of billions in sales
tax exemptions is now one vote
away from the November ballot
and Florida voters.
The Florida Taxation and Budget
Reform Committee, which meets
every 20 years, approved the
proposal two weeks ago, but a
subcommittee met to discuss it
further Friday.
The proposal would eliminate
property taxes the state mandates
local school boards impose to fund
education.
The elimination of those taxes
would result in a projected 25
percent reduction in Floridians'
property tax bills.
To recoup the some $9 billion,
the proposal calls for a new one-
cent sales tax, which is expected to
bring in around $4 billion.
The proposal then tasks the
Florida Legislature to eliminate
enough exemptions in the state's
sale tax code to make up the
rest.
A final vote before the reform
committee is expected later this
month.
Taylor County Superintendent of
Schools Oscar M. Howard has
expressed concern -over where the


Breakfast Saturday?
Bluegrass festival attendees looking
for a hot breakfast Saturday morning
will not have to look far.
The Perry Rotary Club Relay For
Life team will be offering breakfasts for
a $2 (or more) donation at the Perry
Garden Club building behind the main
stage.
Hungry festival-goers will be given a
choice between fresh hot pancakes, a
sausage croissant or two fresh
homemade donuts.
Proceeds will benefit the American
Cancer Society's Relay For Life event.


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the lost revenue' from eliminating
the property taxes.
He also pointed to the current


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Ten-year-old Jayse Simpson of Perry will serve as poster
child and speaker for the 19th annual bass tournament.

New Arrivals
William Todd Dyer
Todd and Katie (Holton) Dyer announce the birth of their son. William
Todd, on March 24, 2008, in Enid, Okla. He weighed 8.5 pounds and was
21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are David and Diane Holton of Perry. The
baby's paternal grandparents are Les and Connie Dyer of Peachtree City.
Ga.
William Todd was welcomed home by two sisters, Camdyn and Ella.

Andrea Suzanne Turner
Silas and Angie Turner of Perry announce the birth of their daughter.
Andrea Suzanne, on March 7, 2008, at 7:56 a.m. in Capital Regional
Medical Center. She weighed 8
pounds, 12 ounces. and was 21
inches long.
Maternal grandparents of the
new arrival are Leon and Dolores
Flowers.
The baby's paternal
Grandparents are the late Rev.
Luther and Ethel Turner.
Andrea Suzanne was welcomed
to the family by her sister, Ava,
who is 15 months old, as well as
two older brothers. Chris and
Andrea Suzanne Turner Jeremy.


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Benefitting Wolfson Children's Hospital

Simpson 'poster child' for bass tourney


May 17, 2008 will mark the 19th
anniversary of the benefit bass
tournament held for Wolfson
Children's Hospital. Ten-year-old
Jayse Simpson of Perry will serve
as poster child and speaker for this
year's event.
Jayse is the son of Deidra and
Randy Newman of Perry, and Scott
and Shanon Simpson of Norfolk,
Va. He is the grandson of Diana
McRory, the late Bryan McRory
Glenda Simpson and the late
James H. "Buddy" Simpson, all of
Perry.
"Last year, we had 464 boats
participate, keeping ours the
largest single-day bass tournament
held in the state of Florida," said
Linda Starling on behalf of the
event. "We are growing every year
and, last year, we were able to
contribute $100,000 to Wolfson
Children's Hospital at Baptist
Medical Center in Jacksonville."
The director of the plant
facilities department of Baptist
Medical Center Downtown, along
with several outside contractors,
wanted to play a major role in
funding capital improvements and
technological advancements for
the Children's Hospital. They
created this tournament with the
goal of making it the largest in the
state raising money for kids. The
tournament beneficiary, Wolfson


Children's Hospital, provides
specialty care for sick and injured
infants and children. It has grown
to a 180-bed specialty children's
facility where over 50,000
inpatients and outpatients are
treated each year.
Since the fishermen's entry fees
are returned as cash prizes, the
Children's Hospital proceeds are
raised soley through sponsorship
and'donations.
"Not only is this a profitable
event, but also a lot of fun for the
volunteers, the anglers, and for
everyone who comes to enjoy the
activities associated .with the
tournament, which is held in the
'Bass Capital of the World,'
Palatka, Florida," said Starling.
Jayse was born on Aug. 22,
1997, in Honolulu, Hawaii, with a
rare heart defect known as
Transposition of the Great
Arteries. Essentially, fresh
oxygen-rich blood is never
circulated to the body because the
heart's plumbing has grown into
two closed loops.
"Due to Jayse's heart defect, it
was expected that he would only
live a few hours--days at most.
Fortunately through the skill of an
outstanding medical team, and an
enormous amount of prayer, Jayse
would pull through his early
challenges in the fall of 1997," said


his mother, Deidra Newman.
However, he would face more
challenges as he grew older.,
Because of early intervention,
doctors told his family that he
would survive and thrive.
"However, as a result of the
"reconfiguring" of his arteries, his
left and right pulmonary arteries
became constricted. In the same
way a garden hose kinks if you
bend it, Jayse's pulmonary arteries
were slightly kinked from their
new configuration. As he grows,
his body will demand more blood
than his heart can provide.
"That's where Wolfson
Children's Hospital and the
University of Florida Pediatric
Cardiovascular Center come in.
The staff at Wolfson and UFPCC
has been on the job with Jayse and
his parents since 2001. A tiny stent
was expanded in his right
pulmonary artery in 2003 to ensure
his blood flow would continue to
meet demands.
"Last year, in Wolfson's brand
new, state-of-the-art catheter lab a
Snew stent was placed in Jayse's left
pulmonary artery and his right one
was again expanded.
"We are amazed at the attention
to detail that Wolfson has taken to
make sure that our precious loved
ones have the best possible
experience and they know they are


truly special. They have united :a
state-of-the-art facility that. is
saving lives with an adventu'g:
palace where children thrive in a-
welcoming environment," said-
Newman.
"Pre-op is so stressful for
parents, especially when the heart
is involved. Wolfson is unique in
that it provides a loving, dreamlike
atmosphere so that the children:
literally forget what they are there'
for. When the children are calm,
the parents are.calm. Jayse is so
comfortable at the hospital that he
plays until time to go into surgery;
and then simply waves good-bye
as he rides his red wagon away to
have his special heart repaired
once more. When he wakes up, he
is in a remarkable bedroom-like
hospital room that allows him :i
stress free recovery.
"Although our family is re-.
locating out of the area this year,
we are so pleased with the care and
treatment received at Wolfson that
we intend to travel to Jacksonville
for follow-up care.
"Jayse's treatment is ongoing
and although he is as active an.i
energetic as his peers, he wiBl
require continued monitoring and
corrective adjustments. We are so:
incredibly thankful to know that
Wolfson Children's Hospital will:
be there for us," Newman said.


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April 9, 2008, at 10 a.m., Heather Crain
at the Forest Capital Hall, U.S. Highway 19 South, Perry, Fla. onathan Murphy
Boy: Triston Miurphy due April 1
The reunion committee will provide tea, water, cups, plates, napkins and utensils. Ashley Upshaw
Delrikos Brooks
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Sports



Parga

gets 2nd

FAMU win

Former Taylor County High
standout Miguel Parga picked up
his second win of the season and
the team's first conference victory
Saturday as the Florida A&M
baseball team defeated North
Carolina A&T 6-4.
Parga (2-1) pitched the distance
Saturday, giving up just two hits
while striking our four.
He got his first win of the
season and his first complete game
on March 26 against Albany
State. He led the Rattlers (5-13)
on defense by striking out 11 and
scattering six hits.
"It was a beautiful day and my
arm felt great when I woke up," he
said. "I just took it one batter at a
time and went as far as I could
0o.
The 6-1. 200-pound sophomore
leads FAMU in innings pitched
with 37.1. He is currently second
in strikeouts with 24.


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Bulldogs top Thomasville


& Jasper; fall to Ky. team


Miguel Parga


Jayvee soccer
Members of the TCHS girls jayvee soccer team include, front
row (left to right): Jessica Strickland, Arielle Murray and
SCangjqg;.t ,Bry,..-Back.ro.w:. Kayla Smith, Kelly Kuehn, .Sarah
Vaugifffineea Sryrnios, Sarah Meacham and Kaley Sheffield.
_Players not shown are Elizabeth Devane, Katie Holden,
Courtney Brown, Lynesey Jones and Jackie Noles.


JV girls


honored
The Taylor County High girls
junior varsity soccer team wrapped
up the season with their annual
banquet this week.
The team completed the 2007-.
OS season with an impressive 8-3-
I record. All of the girls played
very well and dedication was a key
element to the success of the
winning season.
Awards were given as follows:
Kelly Kuehn Most
Aggressive: Sarah Vaughn -
Dedicated Dawg; Kelsea Smyrnios
Offensive Player: Sarah
M'achnm Most Valuable Player:
Jessica Strickland Coaches'
Award and Arielle Murray -
Defensive Player.


The Taylor County High
baseball team defeated
Thomasville (Ga.) High Monday
11-4 to run its season record to
12-5.
With several players off due to
the senior trip, sophomore Charlie
Johnson gave up just one earned
run while scattering four hits and
striking out four to gain the win.
Nick Allbritton came on in the
fifth to earn the save.
Top hitters for the Bulldogs
were Will Hall 3-4 (double, 2
RBI), Johnson 2-3 (double), Caleb
Murphy 2-4 (double, 2 RBI) and
Taylor Ratliff 2-5 (double, 3 RBI).
Senior Derek Miller hit his
team-leading fourth homerun of
the season in a 1-4 effort. Chad
Hill also got a hit in three trips to
the plate.
The Bulldogs went up against
some stiff pitching Saturday as
they fell to Davies High (Ky.) 4-
Ratliff went the distance on the
mound giving up seven hits while
striking out 4 and walking 3.
Taylor County managed only
four hits in the contest led by
Ratliff 1-3 (double, 1 RBI),
Allbritton 1-4 (1 RBI), Miller 1-3
and Greg Flowers 1-3.
Last Thursday, the Bulldogs ran

15-U signup Wed.
The City of Perry Recreation
Department will hold tryouts and
registration for the upcoming 15-
under prep baseball league next
week.
The registration will take place
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 1
and 2. from 5:30 p.m. until 7
p.m. at Loughridge Park.


their district record to 4-1 with a
16-2 dismantling of visiting
Hamilton County.
Miller got the win on the
mound pitching the distance in the
contest shortened to five innings.
The senior left-hander gave up just
four hits while striking out 9 and
walking 2.
Miller also helped his cause at
the plate getting three hits in four
trips to the plate while driving in
three runs.


Ethan Young led the 15-hit
onslaught with a double and a
triple (2 RBI) in a 2-3 effort.
Allbritton (2 RBI), Wil Joiner
(1 RBI) and Caleb Murphy (1
RBI) ea ,- had two hits while
Kendall Thompson (2 RBI),
Ratliff, Joh.:son (2 RBI) and Zach
Knowles (2 RBI) had one hit each.
The Bullk'gs will take a few
days off before returning on
Tuesday, April 8, for an important
district contest at Madison.


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'Hunter safety

course in April
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is offering a free hunter safety
Course in Jefferson County.
The course will be at the Beau
~Turner .Youth Conservation
:Center, 9194 S. Jefferson
Highway in Monticello.
Instruction will take place 6-9
p.m. April 25; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
April 26; and the range portion of
the class will be 1-5 p.m., April
27.
Individuals who have taken the
Internet course and wish to
complete the classroom portion
must bring the online completion
Report and attend only the April 25
class from 6-10 p.m and the April
27 range day.
Children under 16 must be
accompanied by an adult at all
times. Students are encouraged to
bring a pencil and paper with them
Sto take notes.
The hunter safety course is
required for anyone born on or
after June 1, 1975.


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Outdoor Extravaganza

Presentation by CrossHeir Outfitters

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Grand Prize: New Rifle

Who: Men & Boys of Taylor County
SWhat: Outdoor Extravaganza Brotherhood
When: Monday, April 7 -- 5:00 p.m.
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Religion


A-7 Taco Times April 2, 2008


Union Street hosts district Church of God fellowship


Quarterly panhandle fellowship planned here
The Church of God, located at 701 W. Union Street, will host the
quarterly panhandle district fellowship of the Church of God of Florida on
Friday, April 4. at 7:30 p.m.
Pastor Connie Mote and the congregation welcome all to "come magnify
the Lord with praise, and exalt His name."
Bishop Donald Ricks is the district overseer.

Methodist youth group plans yard sale
The youth group of First United Methodist Church will have a yard sale
benefiting Relay For Life on Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. until 12 noon
in Memorial Hall. Your patronage is encouraged.


Methodist Cluster revival underway
Revial services in theMethodist churches of Dixie, Lafayette and
Taylor counties continue through Friday, April 4. All services begin at 7
p.m.
Tonight, April 2, the revival will continue at First United Methodist
Church in Perry, with the Rev. Wallace Holmes speaking and the Boyd
choir presenting special music.
On Thursday, April 3, Boyd Methodist Church and the Rev. James
Gamble will lead worship, assisted by the First Methodist choir.
'Friday, April4, revival services will be held at Shady Grove Methodist
with the Rev. James Taylor speaking and Josh Noland providing special
music.
Everyone is invited to all services.


Brant will be guest speaker


Antioch to celebrate anniversary Sunday


By B. D. WILLIAMS
New Brooklyn Women's
Ministry will be selling meals
Saturday, April 5, beginning at
8:30 a.m. at the home of Mrs.
Sarah Hall on 114 W. Kennedy
Street. Meals are $5 each; come by
or call for delivery at 584-5314.
Don't cook, let us cook for you
SSaturday and serve you a delicious
:meal.
Mrs. Juanita W. Calloway,
.:Rodrick H. Williams and others
...attended the funeral services of
their cousin, Vearl Glendell
Ingram. Saturday. March 29, held
in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist
:Church in Gainesville.
SThe Ministers and
;.:.Superintendents Union of Taylor
Ci:County, for which the Rev. Izell
,:Montgomery Jr. is president, had a
* two-day session over the weekend
iat New Mt. Zion M.B. Church,
*:-Saturday and Sunday. After a spirit
fiE led session, they closed out
,Saaday evening departing in love,
peace with happy good-bye's to all,
hoping to meet again the last
Saturday and Sunday in June.
Many attended the funeral

Card of

Thanks

Wood
The family of Lola Jean Wood
;would like to thank everyone, for
.all the wonderful love, support,
food and prayers during the loss of
:our loved one.
From the Wood Family


services held for Mrs. Era Jones
Saturday at New Brooklyn M.B.
Church. led by the Rev. Donald
McBride, pastor. Many out-of-
towners attended.
Antioch M.B. Church with the
Rev Tony O. Graham as pastor,
will have their mission anniversary
Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. A
citywide invitation is extended.
The guest speaker will be Baynard
Eugene Brant. Come and help us
have a good time in the Lord.
Mr. A.D. Jones and family
would like to express their
gratitude to everyone for the many
deeds of kindness shown during
the illness and passing of their
loved one, his wife, Mrs. Era
Jones.
"Thanks to the doctors and
nurses at Doctors' Memorial
Hospital who did all they could for
her day and night. Thanks to
family and friends who stayed at
the hospital with me day and night.
Thanks to those that prepared food
for us. For prayers that help so
much to strengthen us, for flowers
and every deed of kindness shown
during her illness and passing.
Whatever deed of kindness shown,
we truly thank you and pray God's


richest blessings upon you all." Mr.
A.D. Jones and Family. ,
Let us continue to pray for and
visit the sick, shut-in at home, in
nursing homes and hospitals. Pray
for those in prison, in the armed


forces far and near. Pray for school
teachers and students. 'Boys and
girls in the streets away from home
who won't obey. The world needs
prayer. Children, obey your
parents and God will bless you.


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Gospel Sing
Saturday, April 5
featuring
The Gibbs Family
Snacks will be served at 5:30 pm
Sing begins at 7 pm


Randy
Trammell

Home
514 W. Ash Street
Perry, Florida 32347
Cell: (850) 371-0001


Homecoming
Service & Dinner

Sunday, April 6
11 am

Special Guest Speaker
Rev. Bill Carpenter

Special Music by
The Gibbs Family


Perry First'

Church of God
Hwy. 221 North


The Taylor County Sheriff's Office

in conjunction with


GUNRUNNER


is sponsoring a

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Topics include:
FL Statutes 776 & 790
Weapons Safety
Traveling Alone
Burglary in Residence
Personal Safety
Live Firing of Weapons


Saturday, April 5
8:00 am 5:00 pm
at GunRunner
8849 Hwy. 19 South


Space is Limited
Pre-registration
required
Contact Danielle Welch
(850) 584-4225


Ceramic Tile
Laminate Wood
Available


838-6077


Sunday: Sunday School 10:00AM
Morning Worship 11:00AM
Evening Worship 6:00PM
Wed.: Family Dinner 5:30PM
'?'h Adult Service 7:00PM
,Yiotuth & Kid's Service 7:00PM


A major name brand
hearing aid provider
wishes to field test a
remarkable new hearing
instrument in the area.
This offer is free of charge


Looking ahead: Pool to speak at revival here
Missionary Randy Pool will speak at Lakeside Baptist Church April 20-
23 at 7 p.m.
Pool is affiliated with the North American Mission Board and the
Mississippi River Ministry of Tennessee.



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Jefferson County: John T. MacKay, M.D.
Leon County: Richard Thacker, D.O.
Madison County: Julie Schindler, D.O.
Taylor County: Diane A. Schlick, D.O.
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A-8 Taco Times April 2, 2008


Relay yard sales Saturday


Three Relay For Life teams will
ioc holding 'ard sales this weekend
to help raise money for the
A\lmiican Cancer Society.
The First Presbyterian Church
team will hold its yard sale
Saturday, April 5. from 8 a.m. until
at their church, which is located at
310 Plantation Road.


Also on Saturday, from 8 a.m.
until noon, the new Relay For Life
Team, "The Buddies", Will hold a
yard sale in the back parking lot of
Dr. Schlick's office (616 S.
Jefferson St.). The parking lot can
also be access from Washington
Street.
Finally, the youth group of First


United Methodist Church will hold
its yard sale on Saturday from 8
a.m. until 12 noon in Memorial
Hall.
The community is invited to
come out and support these teams
and the American Cancer Society,
Publicity Chair Cheryl Gregory
said.


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Obituaries
Gloria Marlene Steinhatchee. Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is in
Fols -Shefied He was born in New York City, charge of arrangements.
om-Sheffield January 27, 1917, the son of the
Gloria Marlene Folsom- late Joseph and Marie Cartlidge.
Sheffield. 70. died March 28, He was preceded in death by his
2008. at Doctors' Memorial first wife, Mary D. Wargo
Hospital. Cartlidge, and later by wife-
A lifetime resident of Perry, she Elisabeth A. Langstrand Biesele
was a daughter of the late Rueben Cartlidge; his brother, Harold; and
Jerrells and Frankie C. (Morrison) two step-sons, Bruce S. Biesele
Jerrells. and George W. Biesele Jr.
She was predeceased by her first Survivors include: his daughter,
husband. Sonny Folsom. Dianne E. Fisher of Shokan, N.Y.;
Survivors include: her husband, three step-sons, William Biesele,
Otis Sheffield of Perry; one son, James Biesele and Warren Biesele;
Guy Folsom of Perry; one two step-daughters, Carolyn
daughter. Robin Massey of Perry; Biesele and Lisa Biesele; two
one brother, Bobbie Jerrells of granddaughters; op great
Perry: one sister, Sandi Cruce of granddaughter; and miany step-
Perry: four grandchildren; six great grandchildren.
grandchildren: and a host of nieces A memorial service will be held
and nephews. Friday, April 4, at 3 p.m. at Ella Mae Clark
A memorial service will be held American Legion Hall Post #291 E a M
Thursday at 7 p.m. at Joe P. Bums in Steinhatchee. Ella Mae Clark
Funeral Home with Howard Beggs Funeral Home is in Ella Mae Clark, 84, died March
Folsom officiating. charge of arrangements. 28,2008.
Family members will receive A homemaker and lifelong
friends prior to the service from 6 Lawrence E. Hadden resident of Perry, she was a
to 7 p.m. iLawree member of Antioch Revival
Joe P. Bums Funeral Home is in Lawrence E. Hadden, 91, died Church. She retired from Martin
charge of arrangements. March 27, 2008, at Doctors' Electronics.
Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by
Henr Cartlrn in Flint, Mich., he moved her husband, Henry Clark: a
Henry Cartlidge to Steinhatchee in 1979 from
Henry Cartlidge. 91, formerly of. Belleview, Mich.'Mr. Hadden was aughter granddau hter, Ashlyn
Glenford. N.Y.. died March 21, a life member of the VFW Post a ra radda r l
Blair Clark.
2008. at Doctors' Memorial 4#9568. in Romulus, Mich,,. Survivors include: two sons.
Hospital. Fraterfial Order of the Eagles Aerie Howard Clark and Sherman Clark.
He was employed by IBM in #2250 in Ypsilanti, Mich. He was both of Perry: five grandchildren:
Kingston. N.Y. as an electronics retired from Northwest Airlines, and 10 great grandchildren.
technician for nearly 30 years until Inc., and served in the U.S. Army Funeral services were Monday.
his retirement in 1976. in the Pacific during World War II. March 31, at 11 a.m at Carlton
Mr. Cartlidge served in the U.S. He was preceded in death by his Cemetery
Cemetery.
Coast Guard as a chief petty officer wife of5 51 eas, M garet .m ers received
during World War II from 1939 to J-ladden. : Fa mily members received
friends Monday from 9:30 to 10:30
1947. He was a lifetime member of iY Srvivors include seyeral nieces .m. at eggs Funeral Home
the CPOA of the U.S. Coast Guard, ephews which was Fin charge o
and also a lifetime member of the >,Ii.,services are planned at this arrangements.
American Legion Post .#291 in time.
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Community


B-1 Taco Times April 2, 2008


Author Merv Mattair, left, with
:James Gross.


Friends President


'Renew, improve your mind'


Marvin "Merv" Mattair was
born in Gainesville. He readily
admits the mistakes he made
growing up, from valuing
sneakers and gear more than his
education to his "fighting for
.ep" that put him face to face
with a loaded gun.
Today, he raises his family in
1Madison, works as a youth
Counselor, coaches football, and
as of last fall, is now a published
author.
S:Mattair, who wrote "Word to
My Kings & Queens: Achieving
a Renewed & Improved Mind"
uto tell his own story and carry on


his message of responsibility
and family value, brought both
to the Taylor County Public,
Library recently.
Invited by the Friends of the
Library organization, Mattair
talked about how he did not like
to read when he was younger,
but that has all changed.
"If I hadn't started reading,' I
would have been lost," he said.
"If you never pick up that book,
there are many things you will
never know."
SAs for his life, Mattair said he
has succeeded in life because his
father helped him avoid the
"biggest mistake" of his life.
When he ,was in high school,
his girlfriend became pregnant.
After several friends encouraged
him to leave her, he told his
father of his impending decision.
His father made it clear that
was unacceptable.
"When I go home today, and
that. 13-year-old girl hugs me, I
thank God for my father being
-there- and -keeping---me from
making the biggest mistake of
my life. My book is dedicated to
small town heroes," he said,
adding that he considers his
father one of them.
Order Mattair's book on-line
at www.kings queens.org.


Up in the air
Perry Primary students took to the skies Friday, March 28, as they celebrated Kite Day. Perry Primary's SAC team provided
the funding to purchase each classroom a kite. "The classes then decorated the kites and assembled them much to the delight of
the students," teacher Jack Palaio said. "Some parents sent in additional kites for the students to fly along with some classes
making kites the old fashioned way." In the top photo, students in MIrs. Sesock's second grade class are shown with their own
personal kites. In the bottom photos, students wait their turn to dash down the field and watch their kites take flight.


TCES announces honor roll for third nine weeks


The following students were
named to the honor roll at Taylor
countyy Elementary School
TES) for the third nine weeks
gading period:
S 3rd grade, All A's
MNranda Adkins, Hannah Baron,
faniiah Bratcher, Dylan Dudley,
Xatelyn Finecey, Dean Franklin,
Rachelle Goff, Jasmine Gossett,
aanique Griffin, Nathan
Gaenthner, Brooke Hicks, Taylor
logan, Graham Lynn, Victoria


CIVIC GROUPS
-AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Road).
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
:MainStreet Perry: first Monday of each
month, noon, Heavenly Floors.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at Jerkins
Community Center.
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe.
P erry Garden Club: third Wednesday,
10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third Wed.,
7 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry 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
Junction.
: :Taylor County Leadership Council:


Manning, Emalee Iorgan, Stuart
Page, Sarah Parks, Hannah Polley,
Carly Salmons, Georgie Sanabria,
Michael Sullivan, Caleb
Wentworth and Ashlyn Wiles.
3rd grade, A/B
Blake Anderson, Josh Bodiford,
Jordyn Brannen, Autumn Burant,
Clayton Bush, Camille Cash,
Markaya COllins,, Austin
Colombini, Hannah Compton,
Lidia Corona, Chris Davis,
Nikolos Drawdy, Daniel Everett,


Tacerra Fitchett, Hunter Fletcher,
Akeem Flowers, Makayla
Freeman, Kenya Gant, Austin
Gillman, Brittani Gillyard, Katelyn
Griffin, Ah'lonte Hair, Nyaiz'ah
Harris, Jacob Hershberger, Chelsea
Hill, Keith Hires, Vera Hodges,
Derrick Hornsby, Justis Hugger,
Christian Huntsinger, Breanna
Ingram, Fazarian Johnson, Kaitlyn
Johnson, Romey Kidd, Bacari
King, Alan Mader, Kaye
McElveen, Lillian McNair,


Tynikqua McNair, Trevor
McNeese. Maria Mitchell, Clint
SMorgan, Hannah Noles, Ethan
O'Quinn. Haley Osteen, Razona
Parker, Geoffrey Price, Victoria
Porter. Hannah Rice, Chase
Rowell, Cori Sadler, Layne
Sanderson, Desiray Sawyer, Jada
Shellhorn, Sarah Simpson, Rhett
Slaughter, Scarlet Stephens,
Zandria Stephens, Joseph
Swearingen, Larrett Terrell,
Stephanie Wentz, Jacob Wilkinson,


John Young and Kevin Young.
4th grade, All A's
Rebecca Barber, Paras Bhakta,
William Blue, Liam Darcy,
Hannah Davis, Trevor Driggers,
Madison Elliott, Jamaal
Hankerson, Greyson Hicks,
Ashleigh Langford, Andrena
Merkerson, Stephanie Parks,
,Kaylee Reed, Claudia Strickland
and Catherine Weed.
4th grade, A/B
Amundsen Austin, Savannah


Amundsen, Noah Blanco, Seth
Bowden, Alexia Braxton, Hannah
Brown, Zariah Brown, Maria
Buenrostro, Savannah Catalano,
Trace Chaffin, Ciecilla Copeland,
Amanda Coxwell, Jordan Crouse,
Marisa Das, Brittni Davis, Larry
Fletcher, Jabari Ford, Nathan
Fraser, Jason French, Jakala
Fudge, Lee Gilmer, Jessie Gregory,
Cody Harrison, Trevor. Hathcock,
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second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-
2404.

GOVERNMENT

Airport Advisory Committee: fourth
Wednesday, 12 noon; Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon. and third
Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs., 9
a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719 South
Jefferson Street.
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Social Security: representatives, second
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m.,
courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development Authority:
second Mon., noon, at Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School Board: first and
third Tues., 7 p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: fourth
Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road, 5:30 p.m.
Taylor Soil & Water Conservation
District Board: fourth Monday, 3 p.m.,


Hampton Inn (conference room). Call
584-4329 for information.
Tourism Development Council: second
Wed., 5 p.m., Chamber of Commerce.
INTERESTS

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


Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: first
Saturday, Oak Hill Village on Woods Creek
Road.
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday, Golden
Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
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, 5:30 p.m.,
at Rosehead Junction.
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the
dttrict building on Beach Road.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce:
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, second Thursday,
5:30 p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society: third
Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society building.
Society's museum is open every Thursday,
1-5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: second Sat., 10 a.m. Arena


located on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public Library.
Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital
Hall. f
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
Thursday.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Monday, 8 p.m.
and Thursday, 8 p.m. at the Serenity House,
1824 N. Jefferson Street. Call 672-1263 for
more information.

SUPPORT GROUPS
Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: every second Tuesday, at
7 pm., 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.
VETERANS

AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS Ladies
Auxiliary: third Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road. .
American Legion Post #291: second
Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96: first Tues.,
7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Center St.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Thursday at 1159 Roberts Aman Road,
7 p.m. For information, please call
584-5346.
VFW Post #9225: second Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).
To add your organization to the
community calendar, please e-mail:
newsdesk@perrynewspapers.com.


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Editorial


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B-2 Taco Times April 2, 08


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By MARTY CONATSER
National Commander
American Legion
In his book "Making the Corps,"
former Wall Street Journal
correspondent Thomas E. Ricks
describes a night patrol he went on
in Somalia led by a young Marine.
"As we walked in single file, with
red and green tracer fire arcing
across the black sky over the city; I
realized that I had placed my life in
the hands of the young corporal
leading the patrol, a 22-year-old
Marine. In my office back in
Washiigton, we wouldn't let a 22-
year-old run the copying machine
without adult supervision. Here,
after just two days on the ground in
Africa, the corporal was. leading
his squad into unknown territory,
with a confidence that was
contagious."
Ricks' account is not the least bit
surprising to those of us who have
served in the U.S. military. The
confidence and maturity of that
Marine, corporal is shared by the
young soldier in Baghdad, the
sailor directing traffic on an
aircraft carrier, the Air Force


medic in Afghanistan and the
Coast Guard diver rescuing flood
victims. What is surprising is that
employers are not taking
advantage of either the maturity or
skills offered by these outstanding
young men and women.
A report by the Department of
Labor's Veterans Employment and
Training Service finds that 11.3
percent of veterans ages 20 to 24
were unemployed in 2007.,
compared to only 8.1 percent of
non-veterans in the same age
group. Moreover, a separate report
by the Department of Veterans
Affairs, shows a rise in the figure
for those who stopped looking for
work because they couldn't find
jobs (or returned to school) from
just 10 percent of young veterans
in 2000 to 23 percent in 2005.
Education is great. But how does
a young father or mother attend
school full-time in today's
economy of $4-per-gallon gas,
soaring tuition and frequent
foreclosures? It doesn't take a
Peter Drucker to realize that a four-
year-veteran of Fort Benning
might offer some valuable skills


and life lessons that the typical-
four-year alum of Princeton
doesn't possess.
Business leaders shouldn't j.ust
hire veterans simply out. of..
gratitude. They should :iirs,
veterans because it is snart.:i
business. Most young veterans are
highly disciplined, in good
physical condition and have be :.'
stress tested in ways that wl~ld~':
dwarf most workplace challenges.
They served their country out of a
sense of patriotism and duty -the:
same loyalty that they can bring to.i
their civilian employers.
As leader of the nation's large9:
military veterans organization :;-
am proud of the many employtiefit
programs and job fairs sponsored
by The American Legion. But the)
problem is bigger than -tlid
assistance that we are currently:y
providing. The war on terrorisin-li
long, bloody and global. We dn.
need a program we need-la
transformation.
When The American Legioii
wrote the first draft of f4iE.
*- Please see page 3:


Midweek Muddle


Letters to the Editor i


Parent speaks out on school


- Dear Editor:
Now that the FCAT is over for
our Taylor County children, there
are a few things as a parent I would
-;like to express;
0 From the beginning of the
school year, I noticed my child
leaving problems in math and
science, mostly math. I called, e-
;-nailed and met with her teachers
several times trying to get her help.--
First the after-school tutoring
program was too full so she could
anot get help there; they had no
lbther tutors available either. So I
asked for practice sheets; nothing
.-was sent home. I even asked for
bther students' names that could
Ihelp her too, and again no
Response. However, I always got a
-all when she would get in trouble.


I talked to my younger sister about things she's done wrong but
who happens to be a teacher in no help on getting her where she
Putnam County. She ,siiggeste :,ne.edt;:,bgin heg-= iyc Rgnac .. W
extra credit to help her improve her Then one day I was told someone
grades; she does it all the time for at the school could help her during
her students. wheel time. Okay great, I thought;
Well, I was told that our school well just because my child did not
district won't do that. Okay fine, I go to her asking for help, she
then find out that her math teacher received no tutoring. Well who is
is helping children in the primary the adult and who is the child, I
school after school hours. What ask? This lady knew she needed
about her classmates? I think our help, and when her schedule was
priorities are not where they open she should have called my
should be. If one school can do it child in. Oh wait they put all the
why can't another? Funding.-oh responsibility on our children;
yes, I have heard so much about make them grow up faster these
this, and I am tired of hearing that days, no need for childhood
as an excuse. So as the year has anymore I guess. And by the way
gone by, my child has struggled a she only met with her. a couple of
lot trying to understand math and times after I said something.
science and again I still got calls Then on Feb. 28, a tutor has
been found but they don't know
when she will start. On March 5 I
am informed she will see a tutor
Sthe next day. Ok, by then I want to
say why bother FCAT is in three
school days! What is wrong with ,
this? Taylor County needs
A 200improvement in its educational
April 2, 2008 system. There is very little help for'
P Bx 88 the students who need it. I am very
(P.O) 584-5513 disappointed and scared my child
(850) 584-5513 will be stuck in fifth grade again, I
don't feel it's her fault if she gets
SUSAN H. LINCOLN held back, because we asked for
Managing Editor help so many times, and received
nothing. If there is some way, I
CAROLYN DuBOSE could fight this I would, FCAT
Advertising Director needs to be removed from our
LIBBY DENMARK school system; it has done no good
Graphic Arts for our children.
So as a parent, what should I do?
SARAH WEIRICK Sit back and say nothing or inform
Classified Advertising our governor what is going on in
jblished each Wednesday by Perry News- our school system hee in Taylo
Perry, Florida 32347. Subscriptions are County?
Penodicals postage paid at Perry, Florida I have decided not to sit back
s changes to the TACO TIMES, P.O. Box and shut up, so yes the governor
and the Florida Board of Education
3 Editor reflecting responsible opinions and and te lorida oard of duatio
ers by Monday at 5 p.m. The Taco Times are all going to find out and if I
f letters which are libelous or irresponsible, have to I will file a complaint
so require, but all letters submitted should against this school.
ad by a phone number for verification. I am doing this for my child, she
)ur address is Perry, Newspapers, Inc., P.O. "
newsdesk@perry, ewspapers.com deserves that, a good school and a
newsdesk@perrynewspaperscogood education.

Kim Weikert


Water,


water everywhere


By SUSAN H. LINCOL N.:

It was a triathalon of sorts: Wouldn't she be proud?
MIonday, the plumber. I also found silver polish.
Tuesday, speak to Rotary. Candles in case of an emergency; I lit ione
Wednesday, mammogram at 11:15 a.m. because it seemed fitting.
I remembq staring anxiously, at, hb family_3, .Cort-top,. bot.t;. s which,,,the .husbard.
-G11ilendar: I should leave,"-....considered,.,,,.collects,. 'for-me". although I have more than..
briefly, but I didn't follow through. I can display.
It started this way... An assortment of spray shoe cleaners;
The sink had a physical breakdown on the waterproofers, scouring pads, garbage bags
evening before Easter. Let me help you read (which had to be dried, one by one)ii
between the lines; I'm still cooking at 9:10 detergents, shelf liner paper, old plastic
p.m. on a Saturday night when all the water bathroom cups with the children's names
in mm sink descends upon my feet. Please painted on them (you can't throw those:5
note that this is not clean water; it is water away!), vases from florist deliveries anc
that has just washed a dish in which lasagna marbles.
was: baked. Yes, I had lost my marbles, but now I have
The seal which keeps the sink attached to them again. ::
the drain-pipe-below just couldn't take it For the next hour or.so, I washed dishes nir
anymore. It broke into two rusty pieces, a bucket and threw the water out the baclk
which I found floating around my shoes, door. The dog, who is black, should have
along with small floating clumps of ground barked or something. I-swear I didn't see
beef fat. her.
How I longed for an Easter bunny to On Monday, the plumber was kind
appear with a plumber's belt around his respectful, prompt and efficient.
waist! Kill the fatted calf: I can wash dishie'
When your sink falls apart, you don't just again. Let me re-word that: now my
have water on your shoes and your floor, automatic dishwasher can wash dishes
You now have water in and on everything again, and that is cause for celebration.
which lived underneath that sink. You can also eat underneath my sink
I am embarrassed to tell.you what I found, now--it's spotless, although it might; be
but most of it is available for plunderers at uncomfortable with all those pipes.
the roll-off site on Harrison-Blue Road. Of course, re-organizing everything under
My mother was a lover of jars. She took that sink took several hours and when I
great pride in personally recycling any jar finally took a deep breath, I remembered
which caught her eye, and she found that I was booked to speak at the Rotary
mayonnaise jars to be particularly Club the next day. Upstairs, in my gown, I
irresistible. practiced before my mirror and wondered
Each year, for about five years, we bought why I said, "Yes." I'm a writer, not a speaker.
her nice tea pitchers for Christmas, fearing What am I doing trying to fool all the people,
that she couldn't part with $7.99 to buy her all the time?
own. She routinely served sweet tea in a They know better.
series of mayonnaise jars and our purchases But they were wonderful, of course--not
never stopped her. more wonderful than the Kiwanians.
Now, I have a five-year collection of tea Equally wonderful, like the Kiwanians. Let
pitchers she never used. me make that perfectly clear.
And a matching set of well-used And just when I thought I could breathe
mayonnaise jars, too. deeply again, the calendar reminded me that
Yes, my inheritance was very interesting, the next day brought a mammogram.
I never thought I was much like my So I went outside and practiced, by
mother--in this respect--until the water lowering the automatic garage door on my
drained from the sink onto my tennis shoes. chest.
I began to unearth the treasures which lived If it is true, "that which doesn't kill us,
below the sink, I found not one, not two, not only makes us stronger," you don't want to
even three, but four fine jars. mess with me; I'm feeling invincible.

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 online at Amazon.com.


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SDonsored by Trinity EDiscopal Church


Apalachicola historic home tour set for May 3


Apalachicola has been selected
*by the National Trust for Historic
Preservation to be one of America's
Dozen Distinctive Destinations for
-008, just in time for the the 16th
Annual Apalachicola Historic
-ontme Tour scheduled for
iSaturday, May 3.


ITear Editor:
':We would like to take this time
Express our sincere gratitude to
dlthe.following local businesses for
~eiir support in making our March
iaf ,Dimes/March for Babies 'Fun
iDay" a huge success: Pepsi, Inc.,
ULance Corp., Hardees,
M aDonalds, Burger King, Sonic,


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imtinued from page 2


Servicemen's Readjustment Act of
1944, it changed the course of
imerican history. A generation of
kiees was able to join the middle
I-iS, achieve home ownership,
eam higher education and live the
American dream. More famously
known as the GI Bill, it was hailed
,.many as the greatest legislation
pmr.
: Sadly, as the generations passed
a danemories dimmed, the GI Bill
fqeefits were so drastically
~iced that many veterans either
,tedined or were denied even the
opportunity to participate in the
~rgram. Few veterans today have
* luxury of attending school
:without also holding a job, and
Ii,


Trinity Episcopal Church, which
sponsors the tour, was first known
as Christ Church and was finished
in 1838. The Historic Home Tour
is held each year in order to help
keep the historical building in good
repair.
This year, the featured home is


Subway, Weiss True Value,
Flowers, Buckeye Community
Federal Credit Union, Movie
Gallery and Suwannee Party
Rentals for the Dunkin' Booth.
We raised a decent amount of
money to help the babies this year.
Thanks of course to every
contributor and volunteer who


many colleges are totally out of
reach.
We need to change history again.
Washington doesn't need to give
veterans another program.
Washington needs to make an
investment. Senators Jim Webb, D-
Va., Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., John
Warner, R-Va., and Frank
Lautenbeig, D-N.J., have
introduced the "Post-9/11 Veterans
Educational Assistance Act,"
which is, in essence, a 21st
Century GI Bill. Under the bill,
service members returning from
Iraq or Afghanistan could earn up
to 36 months of benefits,
equivalent to four academic years.
Benefits would cover charges for
established programs, including
the cost of the most expensive in-
state public schools, monthly


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the "Wefing/Knight House." This
Queen Ann' style house, noted for
its craftsmanship, was built in
1895. It has 1,200 square feet of
spacious verandas and balconies,
overlooking the Apalachicola Bay.
The interior is constructed of red
cypress and oak. The floors are of


took the time to help us have'a
sudcessful turn-out.
And we can't end this without
thanking Wal-Mart for all their
donations and support as well.
Thank You,
Wal-Mart March for Babies
Captains, George Schwneder
and Pam Whiddon


.stipends equivalent to housing
costs in their area, and a stipend for
books. Incentives would be created
to reduce the cost to attend private
schools. The bill also provides
equity among active-duty,
National Guard and Reserve
members by adjusting the benefit
scale based on cumulative active
service.
Like its World War II
predecessor, this GI Bill would not
be cheap. But the best investments
rarely are. It's the pay-off that
counts and history proves that one
can never go wrong by betting on
America's GIs.
And employers rarely go wrong
by hiring veterans.


heart pine. This home will be on
display during the tour from noon
until 4 p.m. Eleven other historic
homes will be on display from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Additionally, there
will be several inns and bed-and-
breakfasts open to the public.
In the early to: mid 1800s,
Apalachicola was the third largest
cotton shipping port on the Gulf,
after New Orleans and Mobile.
Settled in the early days by
northern cotton commission
merchants, this thriving port town
is now supported by its seafood
industry and tourism. Many
historic houses, inns, churches and
commercial buildings remain.
More than 225 residences were
built in the 1800s and over 100
were built between 1900 and
1910.
"Star of the Tour" is always
Trinity Episcopal Church. It is
always open on the day of the tour,


with hosts to guide visitors. On
display, will be the 1842 silver
communion set, which is normally
kept in a safe, along with the
Hodges' Bible. At the outbreak of
the Civil War, members rushed the
communion silver to Marianna,
where it was sewn in a mattress for
safekeeping.
The Erben tracker organ is still
in use. The organ has been
updated and now uses electricity
for the blower. The "Ascension"
stained glass window, centrally
located above the altar was created
in 1922 by Jacoby Art Glass Co.
Jacoby was located in St. Louis
and was one of the century's major
American stained glass studios. A
1995 survey stated that the window
is the most artistically significant
window between Pensacola and
Jacksonville. Stations of the Cross
were painted by member, Phyllis
Blake, during her residency in


town.
This year's event will begin on
Friday, May 2, at Trinity Episcopal
Church with Evensong at 5 p.m.,
followed by a free lecture, "History
of Apalachicola Architecture," at
6:15 p.m.
On Saturday, May 3, registration
begins at 9:30 a.m. at the church,
located on Highway 98 at 6th
Street.
Admission on the day of the tour
is $18 or with a gourmet lunch,
$28.
Advance tickets are $15 (or $25
with the gourmet lunch).
Advanced tickets can be purchased,
before April 25, by calling the
church at 850-653-9550, or the
Chamber of Commerce at 850-653
9419.
All tickets holders will be given
a tour booklet which contains
photographs, a brief history and
directions to each residence.


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5th graders earn


All A's at TCES


immunization alert


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of parvo strikes here


HONOR ROLL
Continued from page 1
Michael Hicks, Denean Hopson,
Hannah King, Erin Lannen,
Hayden Lilliott, Tyler Lollis,
Daniel Lucas, Mark Lundy,
Bonnie Mader, Chase Martin,
Kristna McCray, Kristina
McGowan, Katelyn Monroe,
Brittany Niles, Ciara Padgett,
Kaila Padgett, Madison Parker-
Lee, Chase Perryman, Kasey
Pridgeon, Anna Ramirez, Evnu
Reza, Wyatt Russell, Wesley
Schmidt, Trevor Schwab, Will
Sever, Dakota Simpson, Courtney
Singletary, Brody Smith, Kenneth
Smith, Will Smith, Bethany
Snodgrass, Jamesia Strawter,
Mercedes Taylor, Kyler Uhl,
Katherine Wald, Sierra Walker,
Timothy Walker, Keera
Washington, Joshua Weaver. Cole
Wentworth, Catrina Wilson,
Kaylyn Wright, Summer Wright
and Fihme Zaed.
5th grade, All A's
Anthony Carter, Kayce Clark,
Cameron Collins, Mitchell Davis,


Robert Ely. Kinzi Mattingly,
Matthew McEwicn. Rlohan Patel,
Tyler Russell, Cole Schwab and
McKenzie Wynn.
5th grade, A/B
Joshua Aldous. Sunita Baker,
Cody Bickel, Leo Blackshear,
Haley Brown, Kaillyn Burrow,
Katie Cannon, Shane Carter,
Savannah Cash, Anthony Conde.
Hannah Crouse, Tony Cutshall,
Antonio Drawdy, Amber Durden,
Brooke Ferguson, Lesha Fletcher,
Olan Flowers. Cole Folsom,
Jordan Gibson, Kyra Gibson, Seth
Horner, Lacey Horton, Adrian
Huntley, Micah Kemmerer.
Savannah Kemp, Angel Ketring.
Devin Kidd, Brooks Linton.
Sarah McIntosh. Summer
Montgomery, David Morgan,
Kristina Nastally. Airrical Noble.
Joshua Patterson, Taylor Phelps,
Trystin Phillips, Colby Ratliff, Jon
Reams. Brandon Roberts, Stormie
Roberts, Jessi Self, Jharmara
Simmons, Caitlin Smith. Hannah
Smyrnios, Wesley Smyrnios, Levi
Strickland, Mariah Tyson and
Lucy Whitehead.


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Pet owners are encouraged to have puppies immunized
against the parvo virus. Taylor County Animal Control has
responded to a number of calls throughout the county
regarding the potentially fatal disease.


Due to a widespread outbreak of
parvo, Taylor County Animal
Control has issued an
immunization alert for pet owners.
"We cannot stress enough how
important that it is to have your
puppies vaccinated. There are
outbreaks throughout the county.
The vets have also being seeing an
increased amount of sick puppies.
Several areas that .are being
affected include Joel Aman,
Sidney Blanton, Dorman Peacock
and Fortner Circle, just to name a
few. All it takes is for an animal or
person to walk though an infected
area and pass the virus on to other
areas. Puppies must receive the
entire series of shots in order to be
protected," Animal Control
Coordinator Carrie Tucker said.
Canine parvovirus, or "parvo" as
it is commonly known, is a virus
that usually attacks the canine
intestinal tract and, in rare cases,
the heart. First identified in the late
1970s, the virus is one of the most
resistant known; it is able to
withstand heat, cold and most
common disinfectants.


Parvo is transmitted through the
feces and vomit of infected dogs
and puppies. The virus can live in
feces for about two weeks and can
exist in the environment (such as
on floors or cages) for many
months. Because it is so difficult to
kill, the virus is easily transmitted
by "fomites" such as the hands,
clothing or shoes of anyone who
comes in contact with it.
Signs appear after the disease's
incubation period. The incubation
period can last from three to 12
days after exposure but usually
occurs within five to seven days of
exposure. The initial signs of
parvo include loss of appetite,
vomiting, dehydration, lethargy,
fever and depression. Some dogs
infected with the virus exhibit no
symptoms and never become ill.
while others show a few of these
signs and recover quickly. Some,
however, become severely ill, and
succumb within 48-72 hours after
first exhibiting symptoms.
Treatment usually includes
hospitalization, intravenous fluid
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the homes of qualified senior citizens.


It's easy to apply for this FREE program.
Simply come to Perry City Hall March 31
through April 11 to pick up an
application.You must be a Perry city
resident, age 65 or older, and meet
certain income criteria to qualify*.


* Adding weather-stripping,
caulking and door sweeps

* Changing standard light bulbs to
new energy-efficient bulbs

*Cleaning the refrigerator coil

*Installing low-flow showerhead
and water aerators

* Insulating water heater and pipes


*This offer is nontransferrable and is only
valid for the Progress Energy customer of
record who is 65 or older meeting the above
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Auction. Don't 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 Bonney Auctioneer. AU2021-
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2/13-4/8


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1964 1986 2002
1965 1987 2003
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1967 1991 2005
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Also want any annual
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Please call
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850-584-6021


ESTATE SALE Friday and Saturday, 8
a.m.-Noon, Charles Hendry Rd, Off of
Puckett Rd. wedding and prom dresses,
jewelry, women's clothing size 0-12.
4/2-4/8


Huge Yard Sale: Saturday, April 5, 8:00- -
until, 501 N. Jefferson St.
All proceeds to benefit Mike Denmark as
he recovers from a recent
stroke.
4/2-4/8


Multi-Family Yard Sale, Saturday 8 a.m.-
until. Furniture, baby items, some AVON
products. Something for everyone, down
Hwy. 221 behind Perry's First Church of
God. Look for signs.
4/2-4/8

Yard Sale Thurs, Friday and Saturday. 305
E. Pace Dr. Men's shoes size 11 to 14,
men's, women's and children's clothes,
misc. dishes, lots of new items this week.
buttons, singer sewing machine, child's
Singer, Linens, Heavy table/4 chairs, Sm.
Desk, toys, tools, 12 plus yards, duck
material, printer ink cartridges.
4/2-4/4


Computer desk with Hutch "Sauder"-$50;
Child Craft Crib with mattress 2 stages
support (cherry)-$50; Zenith 13" color TV-
$25; pine rocker-$35; Hunter ceiling fan-
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Bridesmaid Dress size 10 with matching
shoes $50; Chevel Mirror Cherry like new-
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4/2-4/4
12ft John Boat & Trailer $450 O.B.O. 223-
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4/2-4/4
Sears Craftsman Lawn Tractor. 42" cutting
width. Includes rear mounted grass
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4/2-4/4




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weeks old all shots and wormed. Ready to
go on 26th. Call 843-1151
3/21-4/4
Moving FREE Billy Goats, Adults and
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$350 per month all utilities included. Small
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3/28-4/4
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town building Brand new. 10 office's
including receptionist area and waiting
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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
Opportunity.

Steinhatchee Place Resort Furnished 1
and 2 bedroom Condos for Rent. $650-
$750. Included in price Water, cable,
internet and hot tub in Steinhatchee. Call
1-352-498-7740.
1/30tfSPR

Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, qas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-584.4401
6/21 tfnSGR


Owner Sale 112 McCall St. 3 bdr/1 bth,
kitchen, Dine, L.R., back deck. large
storage bid., fenced back yard, new roof,
$89,000. Call 223-1382 or 584-4618.
3/21-4/11
DEAL OF A LIFETIME Moved out of the
area and must sell. Newly constructed
home, all new appliances. 2 bed/1 bath on
1 plus completely cleared, partially fenced
acre. Paved drive, 1.5 miles from the Gulf.
$67,000 OBO. Call 352-224-5617.
3/21-4/11
MOTIVATED SELLER
MOVING OUT OF STATE .
House 5 BD/2 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.

Land for Sale by owner 4.6 acres on
Econfina River at Shady Grove. $44,500
Call 584-3777.
3/26-4/11
Land for sale, 221 North Between Shiloh
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing-
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or
(850) 584-7466.
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Commercial building for sale 13,500 sq. ft.
Old Badcock Furniture building. Call 850-
584-5891 Pete Fortner.
3/5tf BC

2 acres at Shady Grove, Store front plus
residential. $89,900 All Realty Services
850-973-9990.
2/1tfARS

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-
590-0848
1/30tfSS





The Healthy Start Coalition of Jefferson,
Madison and Taylor Counties is seeking
an Executive Director. This position
:reports to Board of Directors. Bachelor's
degree required (preferably in the area
social work, health or human services) and
must reside in Jefferson, Madison, or
Taylor County. Ideal candidate must
posses the ability to network with
community agencies and ihe private'
sector to establish partnerships for
coordinating' prenatal and infant health
services. Knowledge and experience in
strategic planning, evaluation of financial
and internal controls, motivation,
facilitation, and community development
is desirable. Salary commensurate with
experience. Submit Resume to: Healthy
Start, PO Box 568, Greenville, FL 32331
by April 22, 2008.
4/2-4/18HS

Sea Hag Marina in Steinhatchee is
seeking to hire a self-motivated individual
With a passion for people! Must poses
excellent phone skills, be willing to
submit to drug testing and agree to work
weekends. All interested applicants
should apply in person at 322 Riverside
Drive, Steinhatchee. Extra preference will
be given to individuals with
clerical/accounting experience.
3/28tfSHM

TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY:
COMMISSIONERS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Call in Roll Off Site Attendant(Beaches &
Steinhatchee area) $6.68 hr.
Temporary Mosquito Truck Driver/Sprayer
$8.04 hr.
Job descriptions and applications can be
obtained from www.taylorcontyaov.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 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. -
2 p.m. Positions are open until filled,
Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is an EOE, VP, DT,
background check employer,
3/5tfBCC


TRUCK DRIVERS

Would you like to earn

$1,000/week

and NOT

have to do overnight hauls?

If so, call us at


(850) 584-6666
Ext. 405

Must have a Class "A" CDL with Hazmat
and Tanker endorsement.
Insurance provided.


Advent Christian Village
658-JOBS (5627)-
Do more than work; join a familyl
LPN Home Care
Non restricted FL License required;
experience in home health care preferred.
LPN direct long-term care staff
Non restricted FL License required;
Experience preferred.
CNA direct long-term care staff
FL certified required; Experience preferred.
Benefits include health, dental, life,
disability, savings, AFLAC supplemental
policies, access to onsite daycare and
fitness facilities. EOE; Drug Free
Workplace, Criminal background checks
required. Apply in person at ACV
Personnel Department Mon thru Fri, 9:00
a.m. until 4 p.m. Carter Village Hall, 10680
Dowling Park Drive, Dowling Park, FL fax
resume to (386) 658-5160; or visit
www.ACVillaae.net TDD#1-800-955-8771
3/26-4/4ACV

Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Employment
Opportunities:

EMS Director, FT
ARNP/Peds, FT
Cert. Resp. Therapist, PRN
RN-OR, FT
Sonographer, FT
OR Tech, PRN
LPN-Clinic Peds, FT
Case Mang. Asst/LPN, FT
Registration Clerk, PRN
Receptionist, PRN
Phone: 584-0866
Fax: 584-0661
dianam@doctorsmemorial.com
DFW/EOE


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. DO.N. Madison
Nursing Center.
1/30tfMNC

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 yeal9 old. Good.license.;
Setup and delivery person must be 21
years old. Good license record. No phone
calls Apply in person.
3/5tfBC
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).
3/26-4/4


Medical Assistant with phlebotomy
experience needed PRN for busy medical
office. Please send resume to: Taylor
Medical Center PO Box 109 Perry, FL
32348 EOE/DFWP/M-F
3/28NFMC

Event Coordinator-Bookkeeper
Steinhatchee Landing Resort,
Steinhatchee, Florida seeks a
bookkeeper/special events coordinator.
Must have a likeable personality and work
well with others. Needs experience in
Quick Books, Word and Excel. Full time
position offered. Must work some
weekends. Two weeks paid vacation plus
holidays. Pleasant working environment.
Call (352)498-5678 for an appointment.
4/2-4/7
Need more income? Have a life insurance
or willing to get one? We train and help.
Top-rated company. 584-4455.
4/2-4/9


1999 Ford Taurus, 121,000 miles in good.
condition. Call 850-843-2877.
4/2-4/4
Moving Must Sell 1990 Chevy Suburban
Runs strong, needs some TLC, but is a
great daily driver. 350 V8, auto, power.
everything also has 3rd row seat. $800
OBO willing to accept reasonable offer.
Call Jon 850-838-1711.
4/2
1994 Jeep, 4 cyl., auto, air, like new 100k
miles, 850-578-2503.
3/26-4/4

4 Door 1991 Pontiac Bonneville SE Good
Condition, well taken care of. 52k original
miles $2,450.
1990 Ford F150 4-speed, low miles on
transmission $1,500. Call 672-0782.
3/14-4/9

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Travel Trailer 24' 75 Coachmen. Exc.
Cond. In and out. No leaks, sleeps'4, road
ready, fridge; micro., stove/oven, AC &
Heat. New tires/rims, roof vents, elec. jack
& converter, packed wheel bearings in last
200 mi./2 year. $3500. Call 584-7003.
3/26tfDG-
Winebago Motor Home for sale $1000 and
move. Call 229-305-0585 or 229-263-
5775(work)
3/26-4/4
John Deere 410 Back hoe, good condition,
$8,500. 850-578-2503.
3/26-4/4
Motor Home Class C 26 ft., Cruise Master
by Dodge, New
tire/Battery/TV/VCR/Microwave etc. Like
new from Bumper to bumper. $6500. Call
223-1057


GOODWILL IS LOOKING FOR STARS!
Come and Join a Winning Team!
Experienced Managers for Retail Stores
Competitive Pay and complete benefits package: including:
Health, dental and life insurance Free training
Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays Education assistance
Retirement savings plan
e-mail to: jobs@goodwillbigbend.com Employee discounts
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Employment Opportunities

Considerjoining our busy, growing medical practice where
mutual respect and job satisfaction endure.
Registration/Scheduling Specialist
Schedule, greet & register our patients, verify insurance
benefits, load patient demographics, prepare medical
record. FT w/benefits.
Ophthalmic Assistant
Entry-level, on-the-job training.program w/books provided.
Achieve substantial increase at 1-year w/attainment of,
certification. FT w/benefits.
Patient Transport Assistant/Orderly
Assist patients and transport them from pre-op, to surgery,
to post-op. Enjoy being part of a team that improves quality
of life through improved vision. PT Tues/Wed
Housekeeper
Take pride in your work as you help maintain our state-of-
the-art facility. PRN/as needed (weekdays)

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Call (850) 584-2778, Ext. 639
Fax (850) 838-3937


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J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free-estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
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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
:experience
:2'20tfnCS

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.
3/9tfnAZ


Bush Hogging, Grading
Removal. Call Bill at 578-2379.
10/19tfA2Z

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TREE REMOVAL/STUMP GRINDING
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LAWN MAIN ITENANCE/UPKEEP
and Tree Tree Surgery Landscaping
ad ree 52 Bucket Truck
FREE ESTIMATES
Licensed & Insured/All Work Guaranteed
Lowest Prices in the Area
John Sesock, owner 850-584-2027
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LCLL U85-591-Uu01
3/11-4/4


Hi, Taylor County! Chad H Dees Lawn
Care is licensed ard insured. Call for i:e
estimates. Chad H Does Lawn Care -
350-584-8959. CIhad H Dees, owsr
1/16-6/13

Registered Nurse wants to work. 30 years
experience. Call Beth Dees RN at 584-
8959.
2/29-5/23


Residential Swimming Pool Cleaning
One time service or weekly rates
available. Matthew J. Lorentz 223-2164 or
321-624-1813.
3/5-4/30


Noine of ;.'oeilal Eloclton
I IIuII 5 browning, Secrolary of State of
thei SiotO or Floridai. do hereby give
InoICO thlial a GEINERAlt
iil.l llON will bLe helli in AYLOR County,
S;:o ol FIlorida. on the FOURTH day of
NOVEMBER. 2008, A D to fill or retain the
following oflices:
President and Vice-President
Repesrenative in Congress: Disilic' 2
SrT e A'torney Judicial Circuit 3
Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 3
Stwre Senoaor Distiict 3
StICe Re-presei-ative: DIistrici 10
Supreme Court: Reten;ion al One Justice
Firs Dis'iCiC Court of App)eai.: Retentio of
Six Judges
Ciicuit Judge, Thrdn Judicial Circuit
Groups 4. 6 and 7
Clerk of.the Circuit Court
Sheriff
Property Appraiser
fox Collector
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
1/30, 2/6
Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: April 15, 2008
Subjectof School Hearing:
1.) Board Policy Handbook Revisions &
Additions


2) Sludonl I' P ir ossioM Plan Revisions &
Addltions,
Il o Dis ;ri't Schoo, l B nrd of Icaylor
C unily will hold l I public ihe ringj ron the
stibjci ei im Iis hc nia r) wil be held I
ths schoo l boorJi i yir fC lle public is
Invited 1 o i tte nd .O express theii
opinions/c' o c ins. Ti public hearing
will be held at the Steinh .he Sclhool,
1209 Souitrheos: rs Ave 5'ii nhachee
Fliondo A c.pv of i, )lr.:y mainc y be
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Invitation to provide Design/BuIld
services: The Tayior Senior Citizens
Center, Inc, of Taylor County will receive
proposals for Design/Build .services for
construction and renovations of the
facility located at 800 W Ash St. until April
16, 2008. The scope of work included is
civil design, architectural design, and
construction of various projects within
the activities building. Interested parties
should send a letter of interest to the
Taylor Senior Citizens Center, Inc. to the
attention of Bobbie Krebs at 800 W Ash
St. Perry, Fi 32347 prior to April 16, 2008. A
Design/Build qualification supplement
form will be mailed out April 21, 2008 to
all interested parties who hove
requested This supplement will outline
the information to be used by the board
of directors in the selection of a
design/build firm. Questions regarding
the request can be answered by
Bobbie Krebs or Lorien Stewart at (850)
584-4924-
3/26, 3/28, 4/2

In the Circuit Court for Taylor County,
Florida
Probate Division
File No, 08-219-CP
In Re: Estate of Shirley Inez Tyler,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Shirley
Inez Tyler, deceased, whose date of


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death was February 12, 2008, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Taylor County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 108 N. Jefferson Street, Perry,
Florida 32347 The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy oft thi nniere is required to be
served Ir'ust file their, laims with-this
court wirhi n ihe T;ner of 3 months ater
the rire of the r fst putlhlication of this
notice ,o 30K dovs Ilfiri the date of
rviieAn ;if I copy A ;tris notice on
them
All other creditors of he decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court within
3 months after the dote of the first
publication of this notice.
All claims not filed within the time periods
set forth in section 733,702 of the Florida
Probate Code will be forever barred.
Notwithstanding the time periods set
forth above, any claim filed two (2)
years or more after the decedent's
date of death is barred,
The date of the first publication of this
notice is April 2, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Belinda T. France
Attorney for Stanley W. Tyler, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 0745180
France Low Firm, P.A.
1625 Summit Lake Drive, #240
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Telephone. (850) 224-1040
Fax: (850)681-0069 "
Personal Representative:
Stanley W. Tyler, Jr
3150 Beasley Williams Road
Perry, Florida 32347
4/2, 4/15


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE CASE NO.
08-171CP


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or call 584-2200

S Dr. Michael Walby
Optometric Physician


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LEARN
TO PLAY MUSIC
AND RECORD
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ith a professional who cares


Guitar *Banjo* Bass *Voice
Specializing in Songwriting and Recording
'Contact Josh Noland, teacher/producer

850-584-5975


Lumart Aviation
Airplane Rides Sightseeing
Aerial Photography
Come fly with us!
(Gift Certificates Available)


(8501584-8867
Ist@gtcom.net
Luther S. Turner 2150 Ellison Rd. Perry, FL 32347


Septic Tank

Installation


Fill Dirt Hauled *

Land Clearing Excavation
Demolition Limerock Gravel Rock
Dump Truck Service Culverts
Driveways Fish Ponds

584-2250
wpadgettncompany@yahoo.com
Wayne & Josh Padgett, owners
Licensed & Insured #RF11067270


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WORLD, TAKE A PIECE OF HOME WITH YOU.

A Subscription to the
Taco Times and Perry News-Herald
will bring you close to family and friends every week!


F-- -- -- ------1 i1FullYear
NAME 2 Newspapers a Week
$35 In County
ADDRESS $49 Out of County


CITY STATE ZIP MAIL TO: Perry Newspapers, Inc.
CITY P.O. Box. 888, Perry, FL 32348ZIP
L P.O. Box. 888, Perry, FL 32348


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SShingles, Flat Roofs & Metal Roofs
SSingle Ply, Modified, Mobile Homes
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SRe-Roof Specialists

386-497-1419
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Bird Baths Water Fountains All Kinds of Animals
If we don't have it, we can get it ordered.
Just come on in, we have a catalog you can look at!
Toys A/IC Window Units
Tools.& Gifts Novelties Rugs

Next to Wilson's Bait & Tackle
1700 Byron Butler Pkwy. 584-2464
Mon.- Fri. 10:00-5:30, Sat. 10-3, Sun. Closed Marty Brock, owner


Showers of Blessings
Custom Water Treatment
"Water that will change your life."


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Taco Times April 2,2008




IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MARY LINDLE WEBB,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of Mary
Lindle Webb, deceased, whose date
of death was December 30, 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Taylor
County, Florida, Probate Division,
File Number 08-171CP; the address of
which is 108 North Jefferson
Street, Perry, Florida 32347.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
Ali creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
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 WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is March 26, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Personal Representative:
Thomas M. VanNess, Jr., Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0857750
VanNess & VanNess, P.A.
1205 North Meeting Tree Blvd.
Crystal River, FL 34429
1-352-795-1444
Amanda W. Lee 1
0970 N. River Ranch path
Crystal River, FL 34428
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3-8 Taco Times April 2, 2008
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U.SD.A. Inspected
Fresh Boston Butt
Pork Roast


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Pepsi Products 12 pack...........................2../500

Tampico Punch Asst. Flavors, gallon ...................990

Green Giant Steam in Bag
Vegetables 1 Ib. bag....................... 99

Totino's Pizzas Assorted Variety ........................99

Del Pinos Pasta & Beef
Assorted Variety, 14.75 oz. can .................. 79

Capri Sun 10 pack 67.5 oz. .................$2.29


Heavy Western Boneless Beef
Chuck Roast
or Bottom Round Roast

$2.9 lb.


Heavy Western
Beef Short Ribs

$fi IE99 iu,


U.S.D.A.
Inspected
Fresh
Pork
Country
Style
Ribs
Family Pack


Ib.


Biggins Russet
Potatoes
15 lb. bag


U.S.D.A. Inspected Fresh Assorted
Pork Chops

$11 m 9lb.


Roma :
Tomatoes


Heavy Western
'Boneless Beef
Chuck or
Bottom
Round
Steak


i Ib.


Yellow
Onions
3 lb. bag


Mon.-Th. 8am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. 8am-9pm, Sun. 8am-6pm Cash Credit/Debit Cards Checks Food Stamps
We reserve the right to limit quantities. Items similar as shown.


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