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Title: Taco times
Alternate Title: Taylor County times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Taco times
Publisher: Perry Newspapers, Inc.
Perry Newspapers
Place of Publication: Perry Fla
Publication Date: June 11, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1961.
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General Note: Description based on: 22nd year, no. 27 (Apr. 11, 1984).
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Chamber of Commerce members
are invited to the bi-annual "Chamber
Breakfast Mixer" planned Friday, June
13, at 8 a.m., at Joyce's MainStreet
Cafe.
A complimentary breakfast buffet
will be served.
"Come network with your fellow
chamber members or meet new ones.
Our special guest speakers and
sponsors of this event are members of
the North Florida Workforce
Development Board," Chamber
Director Dawn Taylor said.
Reservations are encouraged.
Please call 584-5366.

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The FCAT will be given at Taylor
County High School during the week
of June 16 only to 2008/2009 seniors
who have not passed the reading
and/or math sections of the test.
The reading test will be
administered Monday, June 16,
beginning 'at 8 a.m. in the Media
Center.
The math test will be administered
Tuesday, June 17, at the same time
and location.

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Big Bend Hospice of Perry's annual
Taylor Made Sing and Auction is
Friday, June 13, at the First United
Methodist Church fellowship hall.
The event includes a chicken,
dinner, music and a live auction.Take -
out dinners will be available starting at
5:15 p.m. The serving line will be open
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the
dinner and can be purchased at the
Big Bend Hospice office (107 E. Green
Street) or at the door the night of the
sing and auction.



This Saturday, June 14, brings a
camp with a special purpose: to
provide comfort and companionship to
children who have experienced the
death of a loved one.
"Under the Caring Tree: A Special
Time for Grieving Children" is being
presented by Taylor County schools in
conjunction with the Caring Tree
program if Big Bend Hospice. It will
be presented for children 8-12 at
Taylor County Elementary School from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
To register, please call Rhonda
Brooks at 843-0343 or Pam Mezzina
at (850) 878-5310, ext. 199. You may
also e-mail Brooks. at
rhonda.brooks@taylor.k12.fl.us or
mezzina at pam@
bigbendhospiece.org.



The announcement of the winners
of the second annual Friends of
the Taylor County Public Library Short
Story Contest has been delayed one
week to Wednesday, June 18.
The winning authors will be
recognized at the Friends' regular
meeting on Monday, June 30, at 5:30
p.m. at the library.
The guest speaker at the meeting
will be Sonny Rivera, who will discuss
a book written by her aunt,
Marian Nash Brayton, in 1924 in
calligraphy.
The library is located on North
Washington Street and features
morning storytimes every Thursday at
10.
Admission is free and all young
readers are welcome.


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Other hurdles remain




SRWMD approves Pruitt permit


The Suwannee River Water
Management District (SRWMD)
Tuesday approved an
environmental resource permit for
The Reserve at Sweetwater
Estuary--a golf course, resort and
housing development south of
Dekle Beach.
Dr. J. Crayton Pruitt's
development still must satisfy
requirements by several regulatory
agencies and also obtain a land use
change prior to the beginning of
construction.
Last summer, Pruitt killed plans
to construct the $700 million
Magnolia Bay Marina and Resort
on the same property after several
governmental agencies objected to


the marina and associated channel
into the gulf.
So Pruitt instructed his staff to
design a project without the marina


hotel, some single-family housing
and 280,000 square feet of
commercial space.
Several people spoke for and


Patti Causey of Dekle Beach
spoke on behalf of herself and her
husband, Rick Causey.
She said the project poses a


basin and channel, and to add a
golf course.
The current project will feature
624 condominium units, a 874-unit


Sylvester Harris has announced
his intent to seek a second term on
the Perry City Council.
He cited the following
accomplishments seen during his


Sylvester Harris


against the project at Tuesday's
meeting at the Live Oak City Hall
including several from Taylor
County.


past four years of service:
"Led the initiative to reduce
flooding on Warner Street between
Glenn Street and Folsom Street.
This problem existed by more than
10 years and impacted numerous
residents, pedestrians, motorists
and emergency response units. The
solution to elevate Warner Street
and add a drainage system resulted
in a successful outcome for
everyone.
"Improved bus stop" safety by
having vehicle blind spot removed
near Joann Street. This safety
concern existed for more' than 10
years. After thorough research and
analysis, it was agreed to remove
the six-foot wooden picket fence
which resulted in a more safe and
efficient roadway system.
"Championed renewal of
Jerkins Pool into a new water park.
As a result, the public can now
enjoy water attractions, the


direct threat to the ecological
health of Florida's Nature Coast.
"To my knowledge, your staff is
the only state or federal agency to


refreshing atmosphere and the
beautiful landscaping.
"Initiated 'the research and
repair of a bad depression at the
intersection of Front Street and
First Street. The existing roadway
was excavated, the bad material
removed and then replaced with'
suitable fill material. The road was
then graded and leveled, then
compacted and asphalt was laid.
This resulted in a safe and smooth
ride for residents and the public.
"Orchestrated meetings
between Tidewater Apartments'
management and the Perry Police
Department on initiatives to reduce
disruptions in the vicinity of
Tidewater.
"Helped to reduce property tax
rates by 12.5 percent, resulting in
the lowest rate since 1989.
"Helped to reduce water bill
rates.
"Revitalized neighborhoods


'We never imagined that our act of conservation would be

used to restrict the rights of other private landowners.'
--SRWMD board member Don Curtis


Doctors' Memorial Hospital Auxiliary became the first organization to donate to the newly-established DMH
Foundation. giving a $15,000 contribution to h,,p.,,ith renovations in the hospital's emergency room. DMH CEO
Charles Darcy accepts a-check for the donation from a large group of auxiliary volunteers.



Hospital Auxiliary donates



$15,000 for ER renovations


The gift shop at Doctors' Memorial Hospital has been helping the
DMH Auxiliary raise money since the new hospital building opened.
While the shop, which is staffed by auxiliary volunteers, does not
sell high ticket items, the money raised has added up over the years,
allowing the auxiliary to donate back to the hospital and take part in
various events celebrating its employees.
On Tuesday, the auxiliary became the first group to donate to the
recently created DMH Foundation, giving $15,000--one' half of the
amount needed for proposed renovations to the hospital's emergency
room.
"It's wonderful that the auxiliary was able to be the first to donate
to the foundation," DMH CEO Charles Darcy said.
"They has always supported the hospital and have taken part in our
50th anniversary and many employee events."
The $30,000 renovation project will add, among other features, a
registration desk to the ER.
"It's better for customer service to have a human being there to
l elp with registration," Darcy said.
He said the hospital and foundation are working to raise the rest of
the money needed, but work on the renovations cannot begin until


the project has been approved by the Agency for Health Care
Administration.
"When we realized the problem in ER, we pledged half the
money," said Liska Gooding with the auxiliary.
The auxiliary has been helping DMH through volunteer work and
fund-raising long before the construction of the new hospital
building.
The gift shop was added with the new building, and volunteers
sold pies, cakes and cookies for two years to raise the $4,000 needed
to stock the store, Gooding said.
"It has surpassed anybody's expectations," she said of the response
to the tiny store, which measures about 16 feet square.
"It is amazing how much we sell."
The money raised goes back to the hospital, and Gooding said the
auxiliary receives requests from various departments which are
considered for donations.
This latest donation is "thanks to the support people have shown,"
Gooding said.
"It's been how people support our little gift shop," she said. "It's
something to take pride, in."


through the elimination of unsafe
buildings.
"Diligently worked to help the
Perry Police Department reachfull
strength, a task that has taken 13.
years to accomplish.
"Actively helped to launch a
program with Progress Energy to
lower utility bills in low income
neighborhoods and for senior
citizens.
"Helped to achieve charter
amendment to simplify and reduce
costs of holding city elections.
"Steered committee on the
banning of saggyy pants' from city
offices.
"Instrumental in city winning
the excellence award for financial
reporting (CAFR award).
"Approved the purchase of a
new main firetruck. This was the
first new main firetruck purchased
"-* Please see page 6


support approval of this permit,"
Causey said.'
Later in the meeting, Board
Member Don Quincy asked if her
statement was true.
Project Attorney Steve Lewis
answered that the development
team had been working with the
regulatory agencies throughout the
project and included many of their
suggestions in.the permit.
"I think we're in good shape with
those agencies," Lewis said.
Two men from Tallahassee
representing the Apalachee
Audobon Society spoke as did
another from Hernando County
",* Please see page 2


Perry man

charged with

possession

of child porn

Attorney General Bill
McCollum announced last week
that a Taylor County man was
taken into custody on charges
of child pornography possession
and distribution.
William Bernard Demps'
possession and distribution of
multiple images of child
pornography was discovered
through an investigation initiated
by the attorney general's
CyberCrime Unit. Demps was
arrested Thursday, June 5,' by law
enforcement officers with the
C y b e r C-r-ime e
Unit, the Ta lor
County Sheriff's
Office and the
Perry Police
Department.. .
He is currently
being held on a
$100,000 bond at
the Taylor
County Jail. ,
with investigate William Demps
CyberCrime Unit determined that
Demps, 46, possessed images
of child pornography while
conducting a routine investigation
on-line into the distribution.
A search warrant was executed
at Demps' Perry residence and one
computer was seized, along with
numerous floppy disks, CDs, VHS
tapes and two folders containing
numerous printed images of child
pornography, many appearing 'to
"*, Please see page 2

TCl sergeant

arrested for

lewd conduct

A month-long investigation by
the Perry Police Department
resulted in the arrest of a Taylor
Correctional Institution sergeant
on a charge of lewd exhibition in
the presence of a child.
Michael Andrew Scott, 57, was-_-
taken into custody Thursday, June
5. He is being held at the Taylor
County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
Scott's employment with TCI
has; been terminated, according to
a Department of Corrections
spokesperson. He had been with
the department
since 1997 and
S was ranked as a
officer
sergeant.
P o lic e
c officials stated
T they received a
Complaint that
Scott would
Michael Scott "exit his
residence, expose himself and
simulate a sexual act in front of
children. He also invited the
children to go swimming in the
nude."
The investigation resulted "in
enough probable cause to have a
warrant issued for Scott's arrest."


Harris seeks second term with city


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A-2 Taco Times June 11,2008




'Taylor County needs economic development'


PRUITT
Continued from page 1
.,with the Gulf Restoration
"Network. All were opposed to the
---'permit.
Longtime Perry businessman
Jimmy Mincy urged the board to
approve the permit.
He said the county suffers from
.i gh poverty and unemployment
rates.
"Our school system is $2 million
in the red. Our hospital can hardly
;pay its bills," Mincy said.
Mincy added that the county
desperately needs economic
developmentenr.
;, "Treat Taylor County like the
rest of the state. The state already
;:,owns 87,000 acres along our
coast," Mincy said.


Board Member Don Curtis, who
represents Taylor County, offered a
unique historical understanding of
the state's ownership of 85 percent
of the Taylor County coast.
In the mid 1980s, Curtis was a
forester for Procter & Gamble
which then owned hundreds of
thousands of acres in Taylor and
surrounding counties.
He said the idea of putting much
of the coast in public ownership
came during a time when large
development companies were
pressuring P&G to sell its coastal
lands.
"We never imagined that our act
of conservation would be used to
restrict the rights of other private
landowners," Curtis said.
He also said he was concerned
that the State Department of


Community Affairs and the
Department of Environmental
Protection overstepped their
authorities in the matter.
DCA Secretary Tom Pelham
threatened to sue SRWMD earlier
this year if it approved the
permit.
"It's typical for these agencies to
give our staff input but not to
dictate language," he said.
Jon Dinges, SRWMD director of
resource management, said district
staff worked with Pi-uitt's staff and
were able to reduce, wetland
impacts on the project from 134
acres to 44 acres. He said Pruitt is
offering a 230-acre conservation
easement, restoring several
previously-impacted wetlands and
purchasing mitigation credits to
offset the wetland impact.


Demps faces 10 years in prison


.CHILD PORN
S continued from page 1
-'tbe no more than 10 years of
'age.
SThe equipment removed from
SDemps' house will undergo


additional forensic analysis to
locate any possible additional
images.
Demps has been initially
charged with possession of child
pornography and promoting a
sexual performance by a child.


Additional charges could be added
at a later date.
If convicted of all counts,
Demps faces up to 10 years in
prison. He will be prosecuted by
attorneys with the CyberCrime
Unit.


"As a result of the applicant's
efforts during the ongoing project
review, direct and secondary


wetland impact avoidance and
minimization efforts are
considered adequate to meet rule


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Cutshall, Wiles marry
Kendra Gerven and Heath Wiles were married June 7, 2008. The,bride
is the daughter of Jeff and Kim Cutshall of Perry; the groom is the son of
Elaine Wiles, also of Perry.


She's one!
MarKayla K. Williams, the daughter
of Kawanria Dumas and Marcus
Williams, reached her first birthday on
June 5. Her maternal grandparents
are Frankie King, Jerry Cook and
Charles Dumas. Her great great
grandmother is Mary Jones. Paternal
grandparents.are Shunny Hugger and
Anthony Williams; great grandparents
are Vera Green, Cherry Maewaye and
Sylvester Hugger. Her celebration
was held June 7 at 3 p.m. in Forest
Capital Park with friends and family.


New Arrivals

Households increased by "two feet" each


Triston Michael
Murphy
Heather Crain and Jonathan
Murphy, both of Perry, announce
the birth of their son, Triston
Michael Murphy, on April 9', 2008,
.at 7:58 a.m. in Capital Regional
Medical Center in Tallahassee. He
weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and
was 20.25 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Adrian Crain and the late Kimla
Crain. Maternal great
grandparents are the late Eldon
Hill, Tommy and Eloise Stalans.
Paternal grandparents are
Patrick Padgett, Melissa Padgett
and Robert Murphy.
Paternal great grandparents are
Sue Padgett and the late B.O.
(Red) Padgett, Jerry and Faye
Kirkland, and Jack and Stella
Murphy.
Aiden Robert
Brudnicki
Belinda and P.J. Brudnicki of St.
Petersburg announce the birth of
their son, Aiden Robert, on April
30, 2008, at 11:55 p.m. in St.
Petersburg General Hospital.
Maternal grandparents are
Gloria and Gerry Klemm from
Perry. The baby's maternal great
grandmother is Ramona
Rodriguez.
The baby's paternal
grandmother is AnnMarie
Brudnicki.
He was welcomed home by a
sister, Alexis N. Klemm.


Triston Michael Murphy.


Alden Robert Brudnicki
with sister Alexis N. Klemm


Jessa MaLynn Freed
Kayla Brown and Justin Freed announce the birth of their daughter,
Jessa MaLynn Freed, on May 20, 2008, at 6:20 p.m. She weighed 7
pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
Paternal grandparents are Debra and Johnny Strickland, Jesse Freed and
Theresa Nelms, all of Perry.
The baby's maternal grandparents are Lynn Brown of Perry, John
Brown of Carrabelle and Wayne Hammock of Perry.


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Terry Light of Perry.
His father, Victor Cain, and grandfather, Mitch Cain, live in East Point.






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to many of Wakulla's runs," said
Coach Reggie Wentworth, "and
they were a very good team. I was
very proud of our kids for playing
hard the entire game."
Trever Hathcock just missed a
homerun in the first inning when
he hit a shot off the centerfield
fence for a double. Brody Smith
and Noah Blanco also added hits
for Perry.
In the second game of the
tournament, Perry defeated
Madison 27-9 in a marathon that
lasted almost three and a half
hours. "Zachary Fike pitched very
well for us to pick up the win,"
said Wentworth.
Cole Wentworth pitched the last


inning, striking out two and
"getting them out in order,"-said
Wentworth. "Trever Hathcock,
Holden Revels and Grayson Hicks
led the hit parade for Perry, and
Noah Blanco was outstanding
behind the plate in 100-degree
weather."
In the championship game,
Wakulla capitalized on several
errors and made some key hits to
defeat Perry 14-1. "Wakulla had
some very experienced players and
an outstanding pitcher. Our kids
played hard and I appreciate the
support of our parents and
community," said Wentworth,
acknowledging hits by Hathcock
and Brandon Plymel.


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A-5 Taco Times June 11, 2008


Father's Day wi


bring Men's


Day to New Beginning Church


'Men Who Are Married to Christ'
Men's Day will be observed Sunday, June 15, at 3 p.m. in New
Beginning Church of God, located at 1208 W. Hampton Springs. Guest
speaker will be Samuel A. White of Tampa Harvest Church and the there
will be, "Men Who Are Married to Christ." /
Pastor Carrie C. White and members of the church extend a citywide
invitation "for all to come and be blessed through this Father's Day
occasion."

Pastor Appreciation set for June 14-15
The House of Deliverance, located at 404 W. Bacon St., will hold Pastor
Appreciation services June.14-15. Everyone is invited "to come and be
blessed."
For details on times and services, please call 584-4752.

DinoDetectives welcome at V.B.S.
Faith Baptist Church invites children 2-12 to participate in'this year's
Vacation Bible School as DinoDetectives "'dig for God's truth."
The week of study and fellowship begins Monday, June 16, and


continues through Friday, June 20, with sessions from 6-8:30 p.m.
Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. Transportation for kids age 6
and older is available. Please call the church at 584-2980 for, -
information.

Y.B.S. underway at Blue Creek
Blue Creek Bktist Church continues its Vacation Bible School through
Friday, June 13, with classes from 6-8 p.m.

Lakeside re-locates to 'Outrigger Island'
Vacation Bible School is also in- session at Lakeside Baptist Church as
students visit "Outrigger Jsland" through June 12 with activities planned
from 6 until 8:30 p.m.
Family night will be held June 13.
Camp meetings begin Monday
Antioch Revival Center, affiliated with Antioch Church on Cash Road,
is holding camp meetings throughlF.iday, June 20, with services at 11 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. .


Churches honor fathers this weekend


By B.D. WILLIAMS
The many churches of the city
will be celebrating Father's Day,
Sunday.
"Father's Day"
It's you Dad, whom we are proud
to honor on this memorable
Father's Day. You who toil so


unselfishly to provide for us a
noble way. Months appear and the
years go by, we see you carrying
on as only a loyal father would do,
gaily singing a song for your
service we cannot pay--we dare
not even try.
You who niean so much to us; we


will never pass you by. We know
you try your task to meet, always
trying to play your part. The,
friendly smile you wear each day,
portrays to us your loving heart.
We feel that it is our sacred
duty to pause briefly by tl4e
way to thank a kind and loving


saviour for this, another Father's
Day.
Everyone should show your
father you love him and-thank God
for having a living father to love
and honor on this Father's Day. Go
to the church, of your choice
Sunday.


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Deadline for local church news is 11:00 a.m. on
Tuesday & Thursdays. News is published as space is available.


Obituaries


Madison, having lived there for 70
years. She was a member of Shiloh
M.B. Church, where she was the
mission and deaconess president,
member of the Senior Choir, a
Sunday school teacher and a
inember of the Scholarship Fund
Club.
Survivors include: one son,
Lewis Randolph Graham of
Madison; one daughter, Alfreda
Demps of Perry; one sister,
'Bernice Newton of Lake Park
Nursing Home in Madison; 10
S grandgldr~n;c pd..,-5. grea.t
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be
Saturday, June 14, at 11 a.m. at
Shiloh M.B. Church in Madison
with burial at Jeslamb Cemetery.
Family members will receive
friends from Friday from 5 to 7


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SIRMANS SCHOOL REUNION
Saturday, June 14, 2008
11:00 am 2:00 pm at the restored
Robert M. Hendry Memorial Church
Social Hall in Shady Grove
Please bring your memories, stories, pictures, family, and friends
who are interested in gathering around this historic school
experience. Even though the group gets smaller each year, we
still love to gather to celebrate, remember school days, and
the people who attended this small country school.
Please join us for lunch, served with lots of memories and story telling!
RSVP: Selen Steen Lauterbach (850) 584-4515


p.m. at the church.
Trinity Funeral Home in Perry'is
in charge of arrangements.

Mary W. Barger
Mary W. "Molly" Barger, a
former resident of Perry, died M i
28, 2008, at McKenzie Health
Care and Rehabilitation Center in
McKenzie, Tenn.
"-* Please see page 6

S elma-McCall
Stewart
Mrs. Delma McCall Stewa I
of Steinhatchee passed away Ma,
30, 2008, in Orlando, Fla. Mr,
Stewart was born on Dec. 31.
1916, to Calvin and Lella McCall
in Taylor Cointy, Fla. She was :i
member of the First Baptist Church
of Steinhatchee.
Mrs. Stewart is survived b-.
daughters: Mazelle Futch .,I
Orlando, Fran :Carlton of Orlando
arid Peggy Robbins of Stuart; seven
grandchildren, Larry 'Matthis.
Angelia Happ, Lynne Martin. Julie
Lawson. Cindy Robbins, Robin
Robbins, Gary Robbins; nine great-
grandchildren; one brother, Gerald
McCall; two sisters, Pat Laprade
and MyrI Wood; Her, husband.'
Daniel J. Stewart and son. Daniel J.
Stewart, Jr, preceded her in death.
Funeral Services for Mrs.
Stewart were held Saturday, June
7, 2008, at II a.m., at the First
Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
with the Rev. Aaron Turner
officiating. Burial followed at Mt,
Olive Cemetery, Jena, Fla.
A "Friends and Family
Fellowship" was held before G "i
service at 10 a.m. Saturday in the
church fellowship hall.
The family requests that in lieu
of flowers, contributions be r.idc-,
to Servants Heart Ministry, 5519
Gross Court, Orlando, Fla., 32810.
Arrangements were placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City. Fla.,
352-498-5400.


June 16-20


6:00 8:30 p.m. (4 years old 6th grade)






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Acie Mae Graham, 94, of
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Harris: Helped land clearing for church


HARRIS
Continued from page 1
in 22 years."
Harris also noted that he was
responsible for the removal of
various trees from power lines


within the community as well as
for the installation of speed bumps
and stop signs at various locations
in the community. He stated that he
actively responds to personal
requests from constituents and that
he was also instrumental in


clearing land for St. Peter Church.
"I have also diligently and
actively worked with and met with
Wal-Mart representatives in order
to ensure that all employees are
treated equitably," Harris
concluded.


Taylor Learning Center awards
The Taylor Learning Center held its 2007-08 awards ceremony Saturday, May 27.
Superintendent of Schools Oscar M. Howard congratulated the award winners. Shown above
are: (from r to I) Jeffry Touchton, Joey Harrop, David Miles, Anthony Holt, Arthur Nelson,
Howard, Latoya Grant, Dominique Bryant, Carolyn Nealy, April Garbh, Chelsy Foster and TLC
Principal Tolar Griffin. Other award winners not pictured are Sierra Walford, Bridgette
Hayes, Taylor Matthews, Jessica Weatherly. TLC also honored those students who made the
honor roll for the fourth nine weeks grading period: Chelsy Foster, Casey Sadler, Jeffry
Touchton, David Miles and Latoya Grant.

Obituaries


(Continued from page 5)
She was born June 21, 1921, in
McLemoresville, Tenn., and was a
member of Pleasant Hill Methodist
Church of Lavinia, Tenn.
She was preceded in death. by
her husband, Clyde Barger, and a


grandson, Chad Brown.
Survivors include: two sons,
Bobby Barger of Perry and Jack
Barger of Lake Wales; two
daughters, Betty Livingston of
Madison and Jill .Hamilton of
McKenzie, Tenn.; 10
grandchildren; and 18 great


grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Friday, May 30, at 2 p.m. at
Bodkins Funeral Home Chapel in
Milan, Tenn., with the Rev. Robert
Barger officiating. Interment
followed at Pleasant Hill
Cemetery.


Beth Fulford. ARNP
r Mary White. ARNP


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Community


B-1 Taco Times June 11, 2008


Histeri


Cruce Logging got the spotlight when Julia Proenza and
Do.rie Cruce made their presentation.


Kaylee Akins gave her
audience' a closer look at
Hickory Mound.


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Local authors are featured in these end-of-the-year projects, with Paige Arnold, Kameron
Livingston and Cameron Williams overseeing the interviews.


Student projects


focus on local


landmarks

New chapters in Taylor County's history are being written annually by
local high school students who.then add them to the vast holdings of the
Taylor County Historical Society.
For about four years, students in English classes taught by Ruth Harvey
and Leslie Dowers have been challenged to create end-of-the-year projects
which focus on the many. local historical features of the community.
"Funding for this emphasis has been graciously provided by mini-grants
from the Taylor Education Association, for which we are very grateful,"
said Harvey.
Recently students honed their presentations for the 2007-08 school year
and delivered them to the county's historians, with teachers, parents and
members of the historical society providing an audience.


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The project by Savannah Cantrell and Claire Ensley went
"behind the bars" to give details on the old Taylor County
ja il.


For 2007-08



TCES announces final honor roll


Dekle Beach,'then and now, was
by Erica Freeman and Ryan Shaw.


captured in a presentation


Taylor County Elementary
School has announced its final
honor roll for the 2007-08 school
year:
3rd grade, All A's
Hannah Baron, Hannah
Bratcher, Dylan Dudley, Hunter
Fletcher, Dean Franklin, Austin
Gillman, Jasmine Gossett, Lanique
Griffin, Nathan Guenthner, Brooke
Hicks, Taylor Hogan, Christian
Huntsinger, Bacari King, Graham
Lynn,. Maria Mitchell, Emalee
Morgan, Hannah Noles, Stuart
Page, Sarah Parks, Hannah Polley,
Carly Salmons, Caleb Wentworth
and Ashlyn Wiles.
3rd grade, A/B
Miranda Adkins, Blake
Anderson, Arial Arcularius, Josh
Bodiford, Jordyn Branrien,


Autumn Burant, Clayton Bush,
Camille Cash, Markaya Collins,
Makayla Cooper, Lidia Corona,
Justin Cowart, Christopher Davis,
Brooke Dean, Nikolos Drawdy,
Daniel Everett, Akeem Flowers,
Makayla Freeman, Kenya Gant,
Rachelle Goff, Katelyn Griffin,
Ah'lonte Hair, Nyaiz'ah Harris,
Jacob Hershberger, Chelsea Hill,
Keith Hires, Vera Hodges, Derrick
Hornsby, Fazarian Johnson,
Romey Kidd, Alan Mader,
Victoria Manning, Lillian McNair,
Tynikqua McNair, Trevor
McNeese, Clint Morgan, Ethan
O'Quinn, Haley Osteen, Razona
Parker, Victoria Porter, Geoffrey
Price,, Hannah Rice, Georgie
Sanabria, Layne Sanderson,
Desiray Sawyer, Alex Sellers, Jada


Shellhorn, Rhett Slaughter,
Zandria Stephens, Michael.
Sullivan, Joseph Swearingen,
Heaven Terry, Stephanie Wentz,
Jacob Wilkinson, John Young and,
Kevin Young.
4th grade, All A's
Rebecca Barber, Paras Bhakta,
William Blue, Alexis Braxton,
Liam'Darcy, Marissa Das, Hannah
Davis, Madison Elliott, Zavian
Flowers, Jessie Gregory, Gabriel
Gross, Trevor Hathcock, Greyson
Hicks, Ashleigh Langford, Erin
Lannen, Andrena Merkerson,
Brittany Niles, Stephanie Parks,
Kasey Pridgeon, Jayse Simpson,
Courtney Singletary, Kenneth
Smith, Claudia Strickland, Joshua
Weaver, Catherine Weed, Fihme
Zaed and Yussef Zaed.


4th grade, A/B
Savannah Amundsen, Sarinah
Anthony, Brandon Baumgardner,
Kyani BeAisley, Michael Bishop,
Raeann Borjon, Seth Bowden,
Ross Brenner, Hannah Brown,
Zariah Brown, Savannah Catalano,
Trace Chaffin, Dannie Coffee,
Omari Cook, Justin Cruse,
Jasmynn Dowdell, Trevor
Driggers, Trey Driggers, Larry
Fletcher, Nathan Fraser, Marissa
French, Matthew Frizzell, Jakala
Fudge, Lee Gilmer, Lucas Gip'son,
Antonio Green, Jamaal Hankerson,
Cody Harrison, Maranda Henry,
Michael Hicks, Macalah Hill,
Denean Hopson, Chris Houck,
Jayla Island, Javonathon Johnson,
*-* Please see page 6


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AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Wdods Creek
Road).
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Thursday 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.
Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday,
10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
-fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third Wed.,
7 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry 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:


second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-
2404.


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.
SPlanning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Social Security: representatives, second
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m.,
courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development Authority:
second Mon., noon, at Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School Board: first and
third Tues., 7 p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: fourth
Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road, 5:30 p.m.
Taylor Soil & Water Conservation
District Board: fourth Monday, 3 p.m.,


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


Big Bend Republican Women's
Network: second Monday at 5:30 p.m., 502
W. Green St. E-mail: bbrwn@fairpoint.net.
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): no 'meetings during the summer.
Call 838-3508 or 584-6866..
ILa Leche League International: second
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Library.
iMothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and third
Friday. Call 584-3826.


Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second
'and fourth Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal grounds, Lyman
Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: first
Saturday, Oak Hill Village on Woods Creek
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, 6 p.m., at the
district building on Beach Road.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio. Club:
first Monday, 7 p.m., Division- of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, second Thursday,
5:30 p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society: third
Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society building.
Society's museum is open every Thursday,


1-5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: second Sat., 10 a.m. Arena
located on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public Library.
Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital
Hall.
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.
Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: every second Tuesday, at
7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m., Big Bend Hospice
office (107 East Green St.).
Celebrate Recovery: a non-
denominational, Christ-centered recovery
ministry meets Thursdays at 6 p.m., in the
First Baptist Church Youth Center (old
Citizens Bank building on the corner of
Orange and Green streets).
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Taylor County School District


Administrative Office Complex.
Narcotics Anonymous: Sunday, 7 p.m.;
Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; and
Saturday, noon, at St. James Episcopal
Church, 1100 W. Green St. (library).
Call 223-2785 for more information.
Perry Winners Group of Alcoholics
Anonymous: Tuesday, 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.;
and Saturday, 8 p.m. Heritage House,
317 N. Orange Street.
The Way: (faith-based 12-step group for
addicts and alcoholics) Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.,
and Friday, 7 p.m. All meetings are held at
the Serenity House, 1824 N. Jefferson St.
Call 672-0626 for more information.


AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS Ladies
Auxiliary: third Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion Post #291: second
Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96: first Tues.,
7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Center St.
. Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Thursday at 1159 Roberts Aman Road,
7 p.m. For information, 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


B-2 Taco Times
June 11, 2008


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for calm in wake


of grand jury decision

By ANTHONY L.WHITE that is the reason, though but I also understood why tt
I wouldn't recognize Chester rephrased, I gave him before happened," he said. "I don't knc
Brown Jr. if he was standing next resuming my role as the Alton, but when you see him
to me, but I will never forget the interviewer. talk to him, tell him that me a:
words he spoke to me during an A few minutes later, Brown my family understand. Tell hi
interview for the Gainesville Sun thanked me for not burdening him that we still love him."
12 years ago. It had been nearly a with the procured memory of a Chester Brown Jr.'s words, h
year since the young man charged night and a moment that wasn't simple request, became
with the shooting death of Brown's affirmation that time does he
24-year-old son received a That forgiveness a
sentence that Brown initially felt understanding are real and
was inadequate. The sentence was exist. And, that it is possible
six months of community control calm the angry person inside ea
followed by four years of of us.
probation on the charges of Twelve years have passed sincc
aggravated battery with a weapon met Brown, but that meetir
and carrying a concealed weapon. immediately came to mind aft
I didn't know Alton Johnson or last week's grand jury decision n
Dominich Brown and neither of to bring charges against 21-yea
them knew the other, but somehow old Michael Upshaw Jr. in t
fate led'us--three strangers--down shooting death of 17-year-o
converging paths the night Alton Deonta King.
shot and killed Dominich. When a friend asked how I fi
Two years after that night, I met about the grand jury's decision,
Chester Brown Jr., and although I initially stepped inside n
couldn't pick him out of a line-up Anthony L. White journalist's cloak of stayii
now, I remember that he appeared objective and outside the story. B
hopeful as he described the anger supposed to be his. I was relieved unlike my relationship to Alto
he felt following his son's death because I felt that Brown's need to Dominich, and their families,
and Johnson's sentencing. That know what really happened that personally know the parents ai
was until he turned to me and night and his need for closure far families of King and Upsha
asked, "Since you were there, will outweighed my need for Because of this, I decided
you tell me the truth about what detachment. answer my friend by telling hi
happened? And, do you agree with The interview was ending when what I learned from Chest
the sentence Alton got?'' Brown said the words that I recall Brown Jr..
I didn't even consider answering more than I recall the man who "Time does heal,". I responded
Brown because I was the journalist spoke them. "* Please see page 6
and I asked the questions. At least "I grieved when Dominich died,


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Letters to the Editor


It's not too late for stimulus check


Dear Editor:
Hello Taylor County residents. I
hope everyone has applied for their
stimulus payment from the
government. :
If not, you still have time. Don't
miss out on your payment.
According to the iAARP bulletin
dated June 2008, written by
Keosha Johnson, you still have
time to apply for your economic
stimulus payment.
You have until Oct. 15 to send a
stimulus form to the Internal
Revenue Service and get your
$300-or-more payment.


The IRS estimates that 20
million people who normally do
not file tax returns are eligible for
the payment. Of those, a little over
half have submitted the necessary
form. Eligible are people who
received at least $3,000 in Social
Security,: benefits, -,Vetetrans"
benefits, certain railroad retirement
benefits or earned income in 2007
(or any combination of these).
AARP and the IRS are asking
friends and family to reach out to
those who may not be aware of the
payment or who may need
assistance in filling out the form.


You can apply for the payment
by filing a tax return. If you
normally do not file taxes, you'll
need to complete a simplified
version of the 1040A form. .
Check out AARP's Tax-Aide
Stimnulush-. Payment Too 01 -
r'(www.aarp.org/stimulushelp),
which asks you 10 simple
questions to help you complete the
necessary form.
Remember your library has
computers for your usage, free of
charge.
If you have earned it, collect it.
Carole Taitt


Writer appreciates care given to friend


Dear Editor:
I wanted to write and give
Marshall Health and Rehabilitation
the recognition that they deserve.
Recently my best friend Dannie
Richard Mills was in Marshall for


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about three to four weeks after a
long battle with cancer. I have
never in my life seen such good
nurses, staff and people in general
that work at Marshall and even the
patients that are in Marshall.


|Times


Wednesday, June 11, 2008


123 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, Florida


P.O. Box 888
(850) 584-5513


DONALD D. LINCOLN SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Publisher Managing Editor
DEBBIE CARLTON CAROLYN DuBOSE
Business Manager Advertising Director
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Staff Writer Classified Advertising
The Taco Times (ISSN 07470967) is published each Wednesday by Perry News-
papers, Inc., 123 S. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347. Subscriptions are
$35.00 per year or $49.00 out of county. Periodicals postage paid at Perry, Florida
32348. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the TACO TIMES, P.O 80:
888, Perry, FL 32348.
The Taco Times welcomes _iners : i ihe Editor reflecting responsible opinions and
views on the news. Please submit letters by Monday at 5 p.m. The Taco -imes
reserves the right to refuse publication cf ietert wri;: rh are libelous or irresponsible
Name may be withheld if circumstances so require, but all letters submitted should
be signed by the writer and accompanied by a phone number for verification
We look forward to hearing from you! Our address is Perry, Newspapers, Inc. P 0
Box 888, Perry, Florida 32348. e-mail: newsdesk@perrynewspapers.com
Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.


I don't think Taylor County gives
Marshall the accreditation that
they deserve. They are one of the
best facilities in this part of the Big
Bend. They were caring, loving,
attentive, and most of all showed
the love toward patients that is
very important with those that are
in a place where they are trying to
get the care they deserve. The staff
went far and above the call of duty.
I even watched other patients and
how they were treated. I, never
pnce saw a patient mistreated and
believe me I watched.
One thing that I noticed that they
went far and beyond their call to
patients, such as, when a patient
needed their medication,. I saw the
nurses come looking for the patient
to give them their medication. I
fell in love with all the staff that I
came in contact with. At this point
in my life I would gladly go to
Marshall for my care if need be. I
just wanted to share this with
Taylor County and let you know
that Marshall doesn't deserve the
name they have here in Taylor
County. Dannie was so happy the
last days of his life, he never
complained about being mistreated
or anything and believe me if he
were mistreated he would have
told me. So it's with my most
heartfelt and admiration to say that
Marshall is one of the best. Dannie
and I loved the staff of Marshall
and I just want to thank them from
the bottom of my heart.
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2007 Quality Water Report of the City of Perry


We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This. report
is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every
day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking
water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water
treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the
quality of your water. Our water source is supplied by 4 wells; these wells draw water
from the Floridian Aquifer. Our water distribution system consists of 3 water treatment
facilities:

Mason Kelley Water Treatment Plant 713 N. Faulkner St.


The Cit\ of Perry routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according
to Federal and Sta'e laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this
report js based on the results of our monitoring lor the period of January 1st to December
31 st 2007. Data obtained before Januars 1. 2007, and presented in this report are from the
most recent testing dofe in accordance \ Ith ithe laws, rules, and regulations.

In the table belo\ \ou \\ ill find terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with.
To help .ou better understand these terms i\\e'e provided the following definitions:


Perry Water Works Treatment Plant 404 W. Leon St. Ma"xLvinmun Contamin'ant Level or \IICL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed
Well #3 pumping Station Leon St. & Faulkner St. in drinking water. MVCL. arc~ei a., close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available
treatment technology.
We are also supported by a 200,000 gallon elevated storage tank located on Baker St.. a -
400,000 gallon ground storage tank at the Perry Airport and 2 chlorine Booster stations. :.'axium/ .( Ia ~ i.oal ,or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking
water helsh.wcti. .,ri,v,-own ,or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a
At these treatment facilities, source water is chlorinated for disinfection and fluoridated. m inain of safety. "" ..
for Dental health purposes. Source water at Mason Kelley WTP and Perry Water Works.


is also filtered for Iron removal and a polyphosphate is added. .Action Level (AL :.The corn emration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers
treatment or other requirements that a \water system must follow.
Polyphosphate is added to inhibit Iron, Manganese, and Corrosion. . '
Maximum residual disilifecu ant tvcl or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant
In 2006, the Department of Environmental Protection conducted a Source WaterAssessment allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is
of the Perry Water System. These assessments were conducted to provide information . necessary 1or control ofmicrobial c onitatinmi..
about any potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of our x\ells. There are 10
potential sources of contamination identified for this system with susceptibility levels Maximum residual .disinfe runt level voal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water
ranging from low to high. The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source di.si/ectant below which-there i.s no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not
Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp. reflect the benefits of the Use of disinfecant's to control microbial contaminants.


* This report shows our water quality results and what they mean.


Parts per million ( m) or Mil igramns per liter (mg/l) one part by weight of analyte to
Slr" i .rtI b w i h o the ',,,ter ,,lilfO "


n. ,ttio pa o I- ,lpgpu ll uy .i' t...i f .i .
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact
Stephen Hollowell, City of Perry, 224 S. Jefferson St., Perry, FL 32347 at (850) 584-., : Part.\ per billion (pph) < ficrogiram.s per liter (pg/l) one part by weight of ahalyte to
7940. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you J billion parts by weight of the water sample.
want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held ..
on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Room. Picocurie per liter (p.c7'L)- measure of the radioactivity in water.


TEST RESULTS TABLE


Microbiological Contaminants
IDaC ofr N MlC I Higheli
( onm.inani and nil Nonhl MI Likelh Soure of
,.i n nl ml|>lIng \ihlai'jn rCLnt MCLa
of Mrvaiiircmtoni Percenge Contamination
iniu. r.I 'N Number
-Mol.rinsihi ,N ~ .,rPresenceofr coliform bacleriin Naturally present
wal C,,uliutrmB.,citra nh N I U more than I sample collected inr he nlironmenr
S _____________ during a month. -.




Inorganic Contaminants

C(.ntaminant .nd Unit of D)aie of sampling M CL Vilalion 1N Level Range of .MCG CG MLikel ourceof
M.asurtmncn (mni.,' r. MCDeected Results Contamination

Discharge ol drilling
06astes. discharge
Barium ppn o 0.. N .008 NA 2 2 from metal refineries:
erosion of natural
S_ deposits
Discharge froman steel
,,mumpp' A N "-15 N.4 100 100 and pulp mills:
erosion ol natural
d__ eposils


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discharge from
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F rosion of natural
deposits. discharge
from fcnilizer and
aluminum factories.
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mining and refining
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occuiirence in soil.


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The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water)
..nclude.%rivers, lakes. streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and
.-is _--As water travels over the surface of the land or through
;i g.uucl.d it dissolies naturally-occurring minerals and, in some
cases. radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting
from th presence of animals or from human activity.:


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Runoff from fertilizer
use: leaching from
il Iii C i- NIIIrorn i pprii i 6 1.1 N .13-4 0-0.134 10o 10 septic tanks, sewage;
erosion of natural
___________________ ___________ ___________ _______ _______ _________ deposits
'.-,d um i rpr'n > 0 S N 4.'5 4. 0.3-4.75 N A 160 Salt afterr intrusion.
leaching from soil


TTHNIs and Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Parameters

F(ir Ih.- [..11l..'. I'r p ir.i erer- monii..-.eJ inder Stige I D DBP regulation.. the ledel directed is ihe annual average ofthe qLuarlerl averages
Chll.II.. I:.] .. ..t RC : It; i i h: rjng1. of results i lo.' ;t to hilhel-i) at the indi dual -sampling sites

Ci'ntauiinant and Dates of MCL Leel Range L or
Unit of samplAng Violation etected of MCLG or MRDI Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Results -MRDLG

Chlorine (ppm) Monthly N 1.2 .5-1.2 MRDLG MRDL = 4.0 Water additive used to control microbes
Haloacetic Acids .. .
(five) (HAA5) 9/07 N 51 21-72 N/A MCL:. 60 Byprodu&t:ofdrinking water disi~mclion
(ppb) ___________________________________________________.
TTHM [Total
trihalomethanes] 9/07 N 52 23-71 N/A MCL = 80 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(ppb) ___


No. of .
I.tinLan n of AL 'Ulth sampling AL
..I t l if Irem 11111 amplin \l ilimi..n I'erccenlil c .11 M.CLG .Action .Likel Source of Contamination
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C jtaininants that may be present in source water include:

'(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria,
_ 1vhilch may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
i. ic iUlt.ral livestock operations, and wildlife.
.(B) lwrganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which
canl : naturally -occurring or result from, urban stormwater
_npoff. iidustrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas
VWr-oidottdn. mining, or farming.
7i(C)"'Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety
df vdiurces such a.' agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and
.residential uses.
I(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and
voladtfl .organic chemicals, whichh are by-products of industrial
it :cks i&.'nd petroleun production, and can also come from gas
?,'bait stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Racdio.ctive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or
Sb the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes
regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in
wateLprovided b. public water systems. FDA regulations establish
limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the
;an. protection for public health.

drinkingg w'xater, including bottled water, may reasonably be
:. expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.
The p~q ence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the
wai~terposes a health risk. More information about contaminants
.and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the
'En\ i onmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline
at 1-800-426-4791.


Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking
water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons
such persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons
'wht ic'ev undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS
or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can
be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek
ad\ ice about drinking'water from their health care providers. EPA/
I.CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection
Sby Qryposporidium and other microbiological contaminants are
avaiil3abl from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

SeC'af the City of Perry would like for you to understand the efforts
we. make to continually improve the water treatment process and
Sprotec.t ourn\ after resources. We are committed to insuring the
quality 6f your water. If you have any questions or concerns about
the intonation pro\ ided, please feel free to call Stephen Hollowell
at (850)584-7940.


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Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Corro-;ion of household plumbing s stems: erosion
,, L ,..'r S N 3n'i i' I 1 I 3 of natural deposits: leaching from ,ood
SpreseratamIes
LI i-ip .. I Corrosion of household plumbing s% steins, erosion
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Big Yard and garage sale at the old Sloans Opportunity. Office hours are 8:00-5:00
Auction at 1557 Carlton Cemetery Rd. Mon-Thurs. Call 850-584-5668. 709 W.
Something for everyone and prices are Church St. Perry, FL 32348. TDD 711
cheaply Its got to go. Friday and Saturday 5/30tfWA
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eune in an 14 It gin Utj YU[ i y Udy.
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Flea Market Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. -
t4 p.m. Taylor Storage Center. 3498 Hwy.
*19 South.
S6/11-6/13
Continuing Inside Rummage Sale June
9th 27th, By appointment only. New items
Daily, slashed prices. Please call 584-
2986 and Leave Message, someone will
call you back.
6/11-6/13A2Z
Yard Sale Inside Howell's Office Supply.
This week only. No clothes, small
appliances, set of 4 stoneware dishes,
also misc. Blue willow pieces. Store open
8 a.m. 5 p.m. Mon. through Fri.
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manningg Bed for sale. Pro-Sun 1 panel
at pulls down over bed or lounge chair.
Perfect for smaller spaces (folds to
standing position for easy storage).
Excellent condition. $300. 584-8563.
Perry Scaffolding $150. Call 843-1150
S6/6-6/13
For Sale: power chair Jazzy 1103 Ultra
with numerous accessories. Candy Apple
Red. 3 yrs. old but never sed. Cost
$7,074. Sell $2,500. 850-584- J26 or 838-
S7327.
6/11-6/27
Semi-Elect. Hospital Bed with trapeze bar.
Cost $1850. Sell $500 (850)584-6526 or
838-7327.
6/11-6/27




FREE small puppy's call after 3 p.m. 584-
6120.
6/6-6/11
9 week old red no'e puppi:es all sh:.t and
wormed. $100 850-838-6981
6/6-6/11
For Sale pure bred, Chihuahua puppies.
Mother and Father on premises, du-claws,
worming and 1st shots included. $200
each. 584-5414. Ready to go June 13.
6/6-6/18


3 bd house, 5 miles on 98 West. $600
month. 1st, last and deposit. No pets.
2 bed Mobile Homes located in park,
prices starting at $450, 1st, last and
deposit. No pets. Call 223-3227 and leave
message for appointment.
5/30LK
SOUTHERN VILLA OF PERRY
2BR apartments currently available! HUD
vouchers accepted. Office hours are 8:00
to 5:00 Mon.-Thurs. Call 850-584-8111.
TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett Rd., Perry, FL
32347. Equal Housing Opportunity.
5/30tffSV

Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from Monthly $550
required $45 deposit, $165 weekly or'$4.0
daily tax included. 317 N. Byron BL'Iler
Pkwy. 850-584-7033.
11/14tfLS
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
205 S. Washington St. 760 sq. ft.
115 -ADrew Streeta- 1160 sq. ft.
Central heat and air, H/C Restroom. Call
850971-2811 or 850-838-5660.
5/30tfHR

Apartment for Rent 606 Orange St. Open
Saturday from 3p.m. to 5 p.m. $425 per
month + $425 deposit. No pets. 559-707-
9391.
S6/6-6/11
Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. First
Floor store fronts from $350. Call Select
Group Realty @ 954-647-5057.
6/21tfnSGR
Westgate Motel Rooms available for Rent.
Refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable,
AC/Heater. Everything included. $165
weekly or $40 daily tax inciuded.(RV sites
also available.) 1627 S. Byron Butler
Pkwy. 850-584-5235.
11/14tfLS

1 & 2 bedroom apartments available. Call
584-6666
12/5tfWO


House for Sale 3/2 Central Heat/AC 1383
sq. ft. back porch, covered open porch
very clean 1.3 ac. $85,000. Call 843-1150.
5/23-6/20


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Need Cash?
Got Junk?
Got Junk Cars, Truck?
I buy Scrap Metals!!
850-838-JUNK (5865)
State Certified Scales


Seeking room mate in down town home.
Washer/dryer, $500 mo. ref. req'd. Call
584-6880.
5/30-6/11
Keaton Beach area 2 bd./2 bath house for
rent. Adults only. $650 mth includes
utilities, deposit req'd. Available July.,
(850)578-2356 please leave message.
6/4-6/27
For Rent at Keaton Beach 3 bd./2 bath.
S.W. $500 per month plus deposit. 850-
371-1493.
6/11-6/20
Clean, newer model 2 bed/1 bath Mobile
Home on 2 acres. Private land. One mile
outside city limits on Woods Creek Rd.
$500, 1st, last and deposit. 727-433-4514
6/11
WOODRIDGE APARTMENTS
Immediate openings for 1 BR HC and Non-
HC accessible apartments HUD vouchers
considered Equal Housing Opportunity.
Office hours are 8:00 5:00, Mon. Thurs.
Call 850-584-5668. 709 W. Church St.,
Perry, FL 32348. TDD 711
6/1 ltfWA
Keaton Beach area 2 bd./2 bath house for
rent. Adults only. $650 mth includes
utilities, deposit req'd. Available NOW.
(850)578-2356 please leave message.
6/4-6/27

Commercial Building for Lease Down
town building Brand new. 10 office's
including receptionist area and waiting
area. All internet and phone equip,
handicap accessible bathroom. Must see,
Call Select Group Realty at 954-647-5057.
7/12tfnSGR


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.

3/2 Brick on 2 acres, 15'x25' family Rm.
w/fireplace, formal L/R, 17x24 screened in
back porch. Reduced to $165,000 (850)
584-6256 or 838-7327
6/11-6/27,




$149 Bi-weekly Will buy you a new 2 or 3
bd/2 bth mobile home Call Prestige Home
Centers. 1-800-477-2492.
12/12PH

Affordable New Homes...2 BR starting at
$29,990...3 BR starting at $39,990...4 BR
starting at $54,990...5 BR starting at
$69,990. Call 838-9090
6/4tflH

New or Used Mobile Homes with No
money down for Land Owners. Call
Prestige Home Centers 1-800-477-2492.
12/12PH
Gorgeous 3 BR/2 Bath. DWMH with large
fenced yard. Great neighborhood! New
metal roof. Insulated windows. Painted
drywall! approx. $625/month WAC Call
850-838-9090. Will not last long!
6/4tflH
Beautiful 1.58 acres of land, cleared with
some mature trees. Only $21,914!!
Allows MH's. Gorgeous horses across
street! Springhill rd. 850-295-0099
6/1 ltflH


We Love Trade-in's... We are out of used
homes once again...bring this ad along
with your title to receive top dollar on your
trade. Call 838-9090.
6/4tflH


WANT TO BUY
Old Fireplace Brick S N
Gold (scrap) ~ Diamonds ~ Old Comic Books
Coins (silver) & Paper Money ~ Taylor County Memorabilia

Used Furniture
Bedroom Dining Room Living Room Bedding


OUTDOOR


Advent Christian Village
Current Jobs Une Advertisement
call 658-5627 or visit www.acvillage.net
24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Be your BEST, Among the BEST
CNA & LPN
FT/PT/ long-term care setting. Florida
certification (CNA) or unrestricted license
(LPN) required.
LPN
PT; unrestricted Florida license required.
Prior home health experience a plus. Must
have valid Florida driver's license.
Food Service Staff
PT/FT in various settings including
summer seasonal, institutional and
cafeteria. Prior experience in institutional
or cafeteria food service a plus but not
required.
FT positions include health, dental, life,
disability, supplemental insurance, 403b
retirement account; paid time off, access
to onsite daycare fitness facilities. Apply
in person at Personnel Office Monday
through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00
p.m., or fax resume/credentials to
(386)658-5160. EOE/Drug-Free
Workplace/Criminal background required.
6/4-6/13ACV

Part Time In-store demonstrators, mostly
weekends. Looking for energetic people
who enjoy the challenge' of a sale and
want to supplement income. 1-800-238-
9199 ex. 339
6/6-6/11


J&J Equipment of Perry is seeking
dependable construction workers. High
School Diploma or GED, clean Florida
driving record and drug testing required.
Call between 3 5 p.m. Monday Friday.
850-584-6555.
6/11tfJJ
Teachers, retirees, housewives, college
students anybody. We provide training
and help you get your life insurance
license. You choose your hours. Top-rated
company, generous commissions. Call
584-4455.
6/11-6/13
No Recession Here. We have plenty of
jobs available. Looking for a new career in
the Financial Services Industry? Great
Pay, Great bonuses, and work your own
schedule! For an Interview, call Mr. Parker
@ 223-1266, Code 0028.


Doctors' Memorial
Hospital
Employment Opportunities:

ARNP-Family Med, FT
RN-ICU, FT
RN-OR, FT
RN-Home Health, FT
EMT, PRN
Paramedic, FT & PRN
Cashier, FT
Insurance Specialist, FT
Referral Clk//CNA-Clinic Peds, FT
Medical Lab Tech, FT
Phlebotomist, PRN
LPN-MS, FT & PRN
CNA, FT & PRN

Phone: 584-0866"
Fax: 584-0661
dianam@doctorsmemorial.com
DFW/EOE


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1994 Ford E-150 Custom Van only
65,000 miles. $4,000 O.B.O, Call for
details, 850-578-2215.
6/11-6/20


TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Call in Roll Off Site Attendant $6.88 hr.
HEOI (Truck Driver $9.31 hr.
Job descriptions and applications can be
obtained from www.taylorcontvgov.com or
One Stop Mobile Unit located in the Kmart
Parking Lot on Wednesdays 9 a.m. 6
p.m. or at 502 N. Center Street Perry, FL
on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8 a.m. -
2 p.m. Positions are open until filled.
Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is an EOE, VP, DT,
background check employer.
6/4tfBCC
CLERK NEEDED: Sea Hag Marina in
Steinhatchee is seeking to hire a self-
motivated individual with a passion for
people, Must posses excellent phone
skills, be able to multi-task and be willing
to submit to drug testing as well as work
weekends. Apply in person at 322
Riverside Drive.
4/23tfSHM

Need a job? Get paid to work from home
on your computer. Great money, and its
fun! We will show you 12 ways to make,
money on-line. Go to:
www.ezabc.blogspot.com
6/6-6/11


2006 Saturn Ion
5 speed manual shift, 26-35
mpg, dent resistant panels,
bright silver, 29k miles,
excellent condition


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Retail $11,900
Will sell for $9,950
584-9882 or 0651,
843-2155





2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature
Series, leather interior, premium sound
system. Good condition inside and out.
Well-traveled 115K miles $7500. 584-3168 "
leave message.
5/23-6/18
2001 Fisher Pontoon boat 20'6" all metal,
90hp Mercury Motor, Drive on all metal
Fisher Trailer, New Bimi Top, liver box,
depth finder, radio, setup table. All in
excellent shape $10,600 Call 850-584-
7727.
6/6tf

For Sale $3500. 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 -
318 engine 2 wheel dr., power steering,
power brakes, power windows, new paint,
good tires, black & silver, Call 850-578-
2305
6/6-6/11
2006 Saturn Ion, 5 speed manual, 26-35
mpg, roomy interior, dent resistant panels,
bright silver, 22k miles excellent condition
$9,999 584-9882 or 584-0651 or 843-2155.
5/30-6/13


I, John R. Whiddon Sr., will no longer be
responsible for any debts other than my
own effective June 11, 2008.
6/11-6/13


2UUb Yamana 49cc Zuma Scooter; 460
miles, Reese Hitch rack; tie downs; cover;
2 helmets; auto mix oil reservoir $1500.
hunter 578-2004
6/11-6/13

Travel Tr. 1994 King of the Road 31' with
14' slide-out and 10'x19' screen room.
$8,500. (850)584-6526 or 83q-7327.
6/11-6/27 i


J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn 'Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We,
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
tfJD
Mechanical removal of weeds and floater
on ponds and canals. 850-973-3025.
6/11-7/4
NEED HELP? Excellent TLC for your
loved elderly. Cooking, light cleaning,
errands. 17 years experience. References
available. Call 584-5165 please leave
message.
6/11-6/13
Summer Tutoring
K-6th math. Call Kim at 223-1414. $25 per
hour.
6/11-6/20
Clay Swindle L.L.C. (licensed and
insured) All types of remodeling: doors,
windows, docks, painting, etc.
Commercial & Residential. Call 850-223-
1780 or 843-1941. If no answer, please
leave message. Over 20 years of
experience
3/7tfnCS

Brandan's Handyman Service
Painting, remolding, decks, etc. odd jobs.
Will beat other prices. Call Brandon at
578-2576.
6/4-6/6
TREE REMOVAL/STUMP GRINDING
LAWN MAINTENANCE/UPKEEP
Tree Surgery Landscaping
52"Bucket Truck
FREE ESTIMATES
Licensed & Insured/All Work Guaranteed
Lowest Prices in the Area
John Sesork, owner-,, 850.584-2027 .
CELL 850-591-8301
6/4-6/27
Tall Timber stump grinding and tractor
work, free estimates, no job or stump to big
or too small, good deals for all... Home
850-584-8191 or cell 850-838-5923 and
ask for Mark A. Moneyhan certified quality
specialist.
5/7-7/30
MOBILE HOME MOVERS
Water/Sewer Hook Ups Available.
Complete Set Up Service And Anchoring,
Dirt Pads And Tree Service.
Mobile Home Repair, Tear Down &
Removal, Releveling, Instalation Of New
Windows & Doors, Roofs, Skirting & Vynal
Siding. Licensed, Insured And Bonded.
Call Mark Moneyhan 584-6397 Or Steve
Mckinney 838-0676.

Southern Siding & Remolding LLC
Jay Swindle Owner, Licensed & Insured.
Vinyl Siding & Sofit, wood rot, fascia,
decks, screen rooms, windows, porches,
seawalls and more. *
850-843-1731
southernsiding@yahoo.com
4/18-6/6


CENTER MANAGER needed for growing
medical practice in Perry. Minimum Qualifications
professional leadership experience with strong
interpersonal skills; staff supervision; verbal/written
communication proficiency; budget management
experience; working knowledge of computers &
software applications; 2 years practice management
experience or related college degree with 1 year
practice management experience.

Send resume to hrdepartment@nfmc.org -
or FAX to 850-298-6054

EOE/DFWP/M-F





STRUCK 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.


The City-of Perry
is accepting applications for a

Building Inspector or
Building Official
Requirements:
At least 18 years of age, good
moral character, meet eligibility
requirements according to one of the
following:
1) Demonstrates 10 years combined
experience as an architect, engineer,
plans examiner, building code inspector,
registered or certified contractor, or
construction superintendent, with at
least five years of such experience in
Supervisory positions;
Or 2) Demonstrates a combination
of postsecondary.education jn the
field of construction or related field,
no more than 5 years of which may
be applied, and experience as an
architect, engineer, plans examiner,
building code inspector, registered or
certified contractor, or construction
superintendent which totals 10 years
with at least 5 years of such total being
experience in supervisory positions.
OR
Holds a valid standard, provisional,
or limited certificate from the State of
Florida as a Building Official or Building
Code Administrator.

This position will be responsible for all
duties of a building code administrator
and/or building official for the City
of Perry, including but not limited to:
inspections, plans 4. .i;'., uilodng'
code compliance, building compliance
with applicable land development
regulations, and oversight of applicable
clerical staffing. Must have a valid
Florida Driver License.
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Please send employment history,
copies of certification held and
salary requirements by 6/13/2008
to:
Attn: Bob Brown, City of Perry
224 S. Jefferson St.
Perry, FL 32347


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Friday, June 13
11:00 am 1:00 pm
This 3BR/2BA home has been beautifully renovated.
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JM Handyman Home Repairs, LLC
Pressure washing, painting, concrete,
wood decks, Ceramic tile, laminate wood
available, Mobile Home Repairs, RV Leak
Repairs. 578-3776 838-6077 or 584-2270.
*5/14tfJM
A to Z Farm and Lawn Service
Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
dump iruck service, harrowing, bush hog
mowing, rake work, dirt leveling and
complete lawn service. Call 584-6737.
3/9tfnAZ


TREE CAPITAL

CLEANING

UPHOLSTERY
& CARPET CLEANING
Dries in 3-4 hours el

-~ Tile Floors~ --
~ Pet Odors ~

584-CLEAN
(584-2532)

Hi, Taylor County! Chad H. Dees Lawn -
Care is licensed and. insured. Call for free
estimates. Chad H. Dees Lawn Care -
850-584-8959. Chad H. Dees, owner.
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CALL FOR BIDS
CuIlpppCerConstruction Company,
Manager of:
Taylor County


Packages:
Bid Package #2 Sitework, Earthwork, &
Utilities
Bid Package #3 Concrete & Hollow
Core Concrete
Bid Package #4 Masonry
Bid Package #5 Structural & Misc. Steel
Bid Package #6 Architectural
Casework /
Bid Package #7A Building Insulation
BidiBackageAuZB RodfjSystem '
Bid Package #8A Glass and Glazing
Bid Package #8B Doors and Frames
Bid Package #9A Painting, Sealants &
Waterproofing
Bid Package #9B Acoustical Ceilings
Bid Package #9C Drywall & Metal
Framing
Bid Package #9D VCT & Carpet
Bid Package #9E Ceramic Tile
Bid Package #1OA General'Trades
Bid "Package #10B Raised Access
Flooring
Bid Package #15A Plumbing
Bid Package #15B Mechanical
Systems
Bid Package #16 Electrical
BID DOCUMENTS: Plans, Specifications &
Bid Packages are available for viewing
or pick-up at the The Blueprint Shop
located at 823 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303 beginning Friday,
June 06, 2008.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will
be held at the County Commission
Board Room at 201 E. Green Street,
Perry, FL 32348 on Wednesday, June 18,
2008 at 03:30 PM.
BID OPENINGS: Sealed Bids will be
received and publicly read aloud at the
County Commission Board Room at 201
E. Green Street, Perry, FL 32348 on
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 at 02:00 PM.
S DO NOT CONTACT THE OWNER OR
ARCHITECT DIRECT.
Please contact Jeremy Bain at (850)
S 210-3923 or Don Home at (850) 528-6560
regarding all questions.


Notice of Public Hearing-
Hearing. Date: June 17, 2008
Subject of Hearing: School Board Policy -
Fraud
The district school board of Taylor
County will hold a public hearing on the
above date for approval of said
subject Item. This hearing will be held at
the school board meeting. The public is
Invited to attend to express their
opinion/concerns. The public hearing will
be held at the administrative complex,
school board meeting room, 318 North
Clark Street. A copy of this policy may
be obtained from the Superintendent's
Office.
Oscar M. Howard Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE IHIRU
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-000026-CA
POPULAR FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC
667/668
Plaintiff,
V
SHEILA JOANNE GREGG; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SHEILA JOANNE GREGG; and
all unknown parties claiming by, through,
under or against the herein named
Defendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, spouses, or other claimants;
TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2, the
parties intended to account for the
person or persons in possession
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
May 7, 2008, in this cause, I will sell the
property situated in TAYLOR County,
Florida, described as:
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND,
SITUATE, LYING, AND BEING IN TAYLOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO WIT: COMMENCE
AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 5, TOWNSIDP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 8
EAST, THENCE RUN EAST 435 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE EAST 105, FEET, THENCE RUN
SOUTH 210 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 105
FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 210 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
a/k/a 2827 MIXON ROAD, PERRY, FL
32348
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, West Side of The Taylor
County Courthouse 108 North Jefferson
Street, Perry, Florida 32347, at 11:00
o'clock. a.m., on June 17, 2008. Any
person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated at PERRY, Florida this 12th day of
May, 2008.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(Seal)
By: Marti lavalle
Deputy Clerk

IN THE COUNTY COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 62-2008-CC-231-OOA-O1'
RUDOLPH SADLER
Plaintiff,
IN REF: 1928 WHIPPET SERIAL# 96-71015
NOTICE OF ACTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a petition
a0 Determine
Ownership of a motor vehicle
described as 1928 WHIPPET, and whose
serial# 96-7hl 15, has been filed and you
are required to serve a copy of your*
written objections, if any, on RUDOLPH
SADLER, 2890 WEST US 98, PERRY,' FL
32347 who is the petitioner, on or
before June 19th, 2008, and file the
original with the clerk of the court either
before service on the petitioner, or
immediately thereafter; ,otherwise, a
default will be entered for the relief
demanded In the petition.
Witness my hand and seal of this court
on the 19th day
Of May, 2008, at Taylor County, Florida.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Salina Ford
DEPUTY CLERK
,5/2!,. 5/28. 6/4..6/11

Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: July 15, 2008
Subject of Hearing: Revised School
Board Policy Use of Facilities
The District School Board of Taylor,
County will hold a public hearing on the
above date for approval of said
subject item. This hearing will be held at
the school board meeting. The public is
Invited to attend to express their'
opinions/concerns. The public hearing
will be held at the Administrative
Complex, School Board meeting room,
318 North Clark Street. A copy of this
policy may be obtained from the
Superintendent's office.
Oscar M. Howard Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9

Notice of Sheriff's Sale
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a
WRIT OF EXECUTION issued in the Circuit
Court of Taylor County, Florida, on the
10th, day of April, 2008, in the cause
wherein The City of Perry, A Florida
Municipal Corporation, is plaintiff, and
Georgianna Wims, individually and as
Personal Representative of the Estate of
George Childs Is defendant, being
Case No. 07-155-CA In said Court, I,
Lawrence E. Williams, as Sheriff of Taylor
County, Florida, have levied upon all the
right, title and Interest of the defendant,
The Estate of George Childs, et al, In
and to the following described real
property lying and situate in Taylor
County, Florida, to-wit:
Lpt 21, Block 8, of the A.B. Mcrae
addition
Parcel I.D. No. 25-04-04332-000 and on
the 9th day of July, 2008 at West side of
the Taylor County Courthouse, 108 North
Jefferson St., In the City of Perry, Taylor
County, Florida, at tlhe hour of 11:00
a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I
will offer for sole all of the said
defendant's The Estate of Georg4
Childs, et al right, title, and interest In
aforesaid property at public outcry and
will sell the same, subject to taxes, all
prior liens, encumbrances and
judgments, if any, to the highest and
best bidder or bidders for CASH, the
proceeds to be applied as for as may


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be to the payment of costs and the
satisfaction of the above described
execution. Sale subject to Florida Tax
Stamps.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of Court, telephone
(850)838-3506, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding.
L.E. "Bummy" Williams, as Sheriff of Taylor
County, Florida
By: Captain Martin A. Towles
Deputy Sheriff
6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2


Notice
BID #2009-02
The District School Board of Taylor
County is now accepting sealed bids
on Bakery Products for the School Board
Food services Proaram for the 2008-2009
School Year with the bids due no later
than 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2008.
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Forgiveness and understanding are real and do exist'


:ALM
continuedd from page 2
Forgiveness and understanding
re real and do exist. And, it's
possiblee to calm that angry person
inside each of us."
He didn't readily get what I was
.ying to say, so I elaborated by
sking and then answering a few
different questions.
Does Upshaw deserve to go to
rison?
A Taylor County grand jury said
0.
Does King's family have the
ght to question this decision?
Of course they do and some of
ne questions they might asl are
obvious ones.
And finally, did Upshaw have
ne right to defend himself if he felt
ireatened or if he feared for his
fe?
Well, yes he does.
Before I could ask and answer
.y next question, my friend asked
vhat may be the most important
tgal question pertaining to this
tragedy.
"What was Upshaw defending
himself against at the moment the
,:hooting occurred?"
Then he suggested a few


possibilities.
"The threat of being cut,
stabbed, or shot. The past threats.
Maybe, fear itself."
I didn't know the answer to his
question because I don't know
what evidence was presented to the
grand jury. However, I would like
to believe that every member of the


grand jury knows-the answer to
this all important question.
There has been a lot of debate
about what this decision suggests
about our community's attitude
toward the recent wave of gun
violence in Taylor County. It
shouldn't suggest anything. I
.believe strongly that the evidence


and events surrounding each case
should be the determining factors
when it comes to assessing each.
There is no clear resolution to
what happened that Monday night,
April 28, and last week's grand
jury decision was disheartening to
. some and a ray of hope for others.
Our hope is that King's family and


friends find some solace in the
words of Chester Brown Jr., a man
who has lived your story.
"I grieved when Dominich died,
but I understood why this
happened," he said. "I don't know
Alton (the young man who killed
his son), but when you see him or
talk to him, tell him that me and


my family understand. lell him
that we still love him."
Let these words be your proof--
your affirmation that time does
heal. Forgiveness and
understanding are real and do
exist. And, that it is possible to
calm the angry person inside of
you.


Students recognized for end-of-year grades


HONOR ROLL
Continued from page 1
Tony Jordan-Ramer, Kaydee Keen,
Haley Lago, DeKayla Lawson,
Hayden Lilliott, Kailee Livingston,
Daniel Lucas, Mark Lundy, Chase
Martin, Miguel Martin,; Kristna
McCray, Austin. McElveen,
Kristina McGowan, Kyla Miguel,
Ciara Padgett, Kaila Padgett,
Madison Parker-Lee,; Anna
Ramirez, Kaylee. Redi, Evnu
Reza, Wyatt Russell,' Ryan
Sanford, Wesley Schmidt, Destany
Schubert, Trevor Schwab, Will
Sever, Dakota Simpson, Brody
Smith, Will Smith, Bethany
Snodgrass, Mercedes Taylor,


Kalyn Tumblin-Smith, Kyler Uhl,
Kimberly Villagomez, Katherine
Wald, Timothy Walker, Keera
Washington, D'Andre Wells, Cole
Wentworth, Catrina Wilson,
Kaylyn Wright, Summer Wright,
Natalie Wynn and Kristopher
Yates.
5th grade, All A's
.,Sunita Baker, Haley Brown,'
Anthony Carter, Kayce Clark,
Cameron Collins, Robert Ely,
Lyrics Fitchett, Lesha Fletcher,
Kinzi Mattingly, Sarah McIntosh,
Rohan Patel, Taylor Phelps, Tyler
Russell and McKenzie Wynn.
5th grade, A/B:
John Addison, Joshua Aldous,
Dristin Belle, Cody Bickel, Isabel


Borjon, Keely Brickey, Da'quan
Bryant, Katie Cannon, Rosa
Carter, Savannah Cash, Anthony
Conde, Tate Corbett, Alex Couey,
Tony Cutshall, Donnell Davis,
Gabrielle Davis, Mitchell Davis,
Keyontae Dixon, Brooke
Ferguson, Cole Folsom, Eli
Foskey, Jordan Gibson, Kyra
Gibson, Savannah Griffin, Seth
Horner, Lacey Horton, Adrian
Huntley, Nazrul Islam, Angel
Ketring, Devin Kidd, Allison
Lewis, Brooke Linton, Randy
Lynch, Matthew McEwien,
Nakelianna McNair, Jacob
Minnick, Michayla Mitchell,
David Morgan, Brendisha Morris,
Kristina Nastally, Joshua


Patterson, Trystin Phillips, Colby
Ratliff, Brandon Roberts, Stormie
Roberts, Martasha Robinson, Cole
Schwab, Jessi Self, Ja'Corbey
Simmons, Jharmara Simmons,
Alysa Smith, Caitlin Smith,


Hannah Smyrnios, Wesley -
Smyrnios, Ronnice Spain, Levi
Strickland, Clara Taylor, Taylor
Turnmire, Mariah Tyson, Tara
Viola, Ashley Wallace, Lucy
Whitehead and Casey Wilson.


Letters to the Editor


Saturday sing dedicated to D


.)ear Editor:
The untimely passing of Dr. Joel
.hugar has impacted not only
?erry but the entire Big Bend
egion as well.
It is during times like this that


we are all reminded of the
transience of life and the
importance of every day. Dr.
Shugar was a huge presence in
Taylor County, impacting; the lives
of so many area residents. His


His last days were happy'


-RIEND
continued from page 2
I also want 'to thank Big Bend
-Iospice for the care that they gave
Dannie during this time; they were,
wonderful. A very caring and
dedicated staff.
I also want to thank Burns
funeral Home for all the care and
.elp that they gave in our time of
grieving and Burns Monument for
;1A they did as well. I just can't
.hank all of them enough for the
;jve, support and care that they
T-owed to us.


With my heart felt thanks, I
thank you guys for everything that
you did for Dannie. He was a
special person and loved by all
and his last days were happy
ones.
Thanks again from the bottom of
our hearts. Valerie, Jimmy, Frannie
and Frans, Keith, Sandy and all of
the friends that Dannie had we
thank you. Als9 A heartfelt prayer
to Taylor County that they would
come to know how special the
people of Taylor County are. May
God bless you all.
Valerie Murphy Pyle


many acts of kindness benefited
those who could not afford vision'
restoring surgery, numerous clubs
and organizations throughout the
area and Big Bend Hospice
patients who were facing the final
months and weeks of life.
In recognition of years of
support from not only Dr. Shugar
but the entire staff at Nature Coast
Eye Institute, Big Bend Hospice
named Dr. Shugar a Hospice Herd
in 2006. The staff at Nature Coast
donated money in order to ,"dress
down" on Fridays and each year
they chose to donate that money to
Big Bend Hospice patients in
Taylor County.
Since 2005, Nature Coast has
served as a host site for the Big
Bend Hospice Tree of
ReMtnetbiance in Perry. For the.
past several years Dr. Shugar
donated Lasik surgery to be
auctioned off at the Taylor Made
Gospel Sing which raised funds for


Ir. Shugar
local hospice care. This year, we
are dedicating the. Taylor Made
Gospel Sing on June 13 in his
honor to commemorate the life of
our "hero."
Winston Churchill wrote "You
make a living by what you get.
You make a life by what you give."
It is the quotation that was selected
to go on Dr. Shugar's Hospice Hero
award and it seems now especially,
to sum up his all too brief life. Our
hearts go out to his family and to
the staff at .Nature 'Coast Eye
Institute.
Big Bend Hospice Grief and
Loss Counselors are available free
of charge to any individual or
group that would -like additional
grief support during this- difficult
time. Please dall our Perry office
at 838-3086 for an appointment.
Sincerely,
Carla Braveman,
BSN, RN, M.Ed, CHCE-
President, Big Bend Hospice


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