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Title: Taco times
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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: July 2, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Perry (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Taylor County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Taylor -- Perry
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1961.
General Note: Published on Wednesday.
General Note: Description based on: 22nd year, no. 27 (Apr. 11, 1984).
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Donl't 18188 the fireworksI
Steinhatchee will host its annual 4th
of July celebration Friday, starting at 6
p.m., at the community center.
Food, ice cream, games for children
and fireworks will all be part of the furi.
Music will be provided by Eldon
The event is sponsored by the
Steinhatchee Community Projects
Board, Inc.
"We want to thank the Steinhatchee
River Chamber of Commerce and all
of the businesses and individuals
whose donations have made our
fireworks possible this year,".
organizers said.

City announces pick-uji
thThe City of Perr ra annou=:
schedule for the 4th of July holiday
sety id y( csomr will receive
*Friday customers will receive
service Thursday, July 3.
City offices will be closed Friday.

'IVleet the candfidates'
Residents are invited to "save the
date" for two upcoming political forums
in July and August.
The first event will be held Sunday,
July 27, at, qNw Brooklyt Bja~ptist
SChurc~h The eivent wiill s~tart at 6 p.m.
and the public is invited to attend.
The second forum will be held at
Steinhatchee Community Center
Thursday, Aug. 14.
Hosted by the Big Bend Republican
Women's Network, the meeting will
begin at 6 p.m.

Need help dealing, with federal
agencies? A member of Congressman
Allen Boyd's staff will be in Perry
Wednesday, July 9, from 9130-11:30
Staff members are trained to assist
constituents with a variety of issues
relating to various federal agencies
The representative will be at the
elections office, located on the second
floor of the Taylor County Courthouse.

Pre-K acce~ptnhig

****.*.:ntyPre-K is accepting
applications for the 2008-09 school
year for children ages birth to four
years old.
Taylor County Pre-K offers a variety
of programs "to help the whole child
adir me eeovaride aeand loving
For more information, call 838-

Local candidates for city and county
offices are reminded that the deadline
to submit candidacy announcements
for publication by Perry Newspapers,
Inc., is Wednesday, July 9.
Announcements may be e-mailed
to: newsdesk@perrynewspapers.com.
They may also be submitted to: 123
S. Jefferson Street.



Uneinployment rate

jumps tb 5.7 percent

Bemb ry an ounces

cndidacy for open

M house Seat Dist. 10

North Flori~da farmer and
businessman Leonard Bembry
(D-Madison) has formally
announced his candidacy for the
open Florida House of
Representatives District 10 seat.
.In announcing his candidacy
Bembry, a Democrat, said, "I
am running to make a difference
in the lives of the people in
District 10. I believe with all my
heart that the seat reserved in the
Florida House for the
Representative from District 10

5e . - .I; '1 .,: Capital of th~e South Since 1961

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Law enforcement officers
executed a search warrant Tuesday
morning at the Universal Life
Church Rec Center located in the
Perry Shopping Center.
Officers with the Perry Police
Department, Taylor County
Sheriffs Office, Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
and Florida Department of
Agriculture all- took part in the
"This is not the end of the
investigation. There have been no
arrests at this point, but we
anticipate that there will be in the
future," PPD Capt. Jamie Cruse
The search warrant was one
of several being executed
simultaneously at recreation center
locations throughout the state, he

"This is an on-going, long-term
investigation. Until the
investigation is concluded, we
cannot release any further details
at this time," Cruse said.
The center, which advertised
"sweepstakes games," opened last
Rows of what appeared to .be
electronic gaming terminals (slots)
were visible through the front door
of the facility Tuesday morning.
The machines were confiscated
by police, requiring several tripS' to
load and transport to a secure
evidence facility. The business was
deemed closed at the execution of
the search warrant. An individual
at the center who answered the
phone Tuesday afternoon declined

(Above) Passersby--not
Rec~ Cetr-skthpo ic
about the search at the
sweepstakes gaming fac lity.

More than a dozen officers
frorn the Perry Police
-DD a tent TalrCunt
Enforcement and Florida
Department of Agriculture
were at the scene. Sheriff
L.E. "Bummy" Willia~ms and
Police Chief Ve~rn Clark
were also on-hand to assist
with the inv/estigation.

Taylor County's unemployment
rate jump~ed more than a full
percentage poirit in May to a new
recent high of '.7 percent.
The increase follows three
straight* months in which the
unemployment rate for the county

April's rate was 4.5 percent,
which had been the lowest since
November. The county's
unemployment numbers fell 0.1
percent in March, after dropping
0.4 percent in February from

January's rate of 5.3 percent.
May's numbers represent 500
jobless out of a labor force of
8,803, according to figures
released by the Flonida Agency for
*~ Please see page 2

Safety course is

now mandatory for

new motorcyclists
More and more drivers are turning to motorcycles as a way to save on
rising gas prices, but starting this week, new owners will base to take an
additional te~st in oider to ride.
Str~urng Tuesday\. July 1, new motorcyclists must take and pass the
Basic Rider Course through the Florida Rider Trainer Program before they
canl hate the mor~oicyci~ 7~lle ndrjemenr added to their liscnje.
It is illegal to drive a motorcycle in Florida without the endorsementt,
"Before July 1, anyone over the age of 21 could take and pass the
knowledge test atid skills test and get a motorcycle endorsement,' said
Florida Division of Driver Licenses Director Sandra Lambert., "After July
1, everyone will have to take the class and pass the test, no matter their
age. Future motorcyclists will be able to find a Basic Rider Course sponsor
or teacher on our website at motorcycles.hsmy.state.fl.us. Upon successful
completion, the ~.sponsor will transmit the results electronically .to the
department and inform the customer to apply at the nearest driver hecense
office for the endorsement."
According to the division's Web site, there are no sponsors in Taylor
County offering the test. Florida SafeRider in Monticello and the Lively
Technical Center in Tallahassee were among those in nearby counties
listed as sponsors.
Another public safety law which took effect Tuesday requires anyone
under 16 who operates an off-highway vehicle (OHV) on public lands to
complete an approved OHV safety course in Florida or another
jurisdiction, and have the certificate in their possession.
According to the statute, OHVs include ATVs and off-highway
motorcycles. -
--~Please see page 2

belongs to the people of District
Bembry was born ona
tobacco farm in Hamilton
County where he said that "the
values of hard work,
perseverance and a deep respect
for the environment were
instilled in him at a very early
age. "
He noted that "those lifetime
values have served him well as
he faced great personal and
financial hardship during the
great drought of 1977 and when
he successfully fought against
the siting of an environmentally

both his farm and his family'd

Bembry is also
businessman, having built
University Homes in Tallahassee
into one of the area's most
successful local businesses," he
Through his business, Bembry
said he has "given thousands of
**~ Please see page 6

Opening day
The parking lot at Keaton Beach Boat Ramp was nearly fully by 8:30 a.m. Tuesday--which
marked thie opening day of scallop season. One beach resident reported that the marina was
"packed with folks buying masks, snorkels, fins, scallop gear and buckets of ice...

Marijuana growers face stiffer

Sentences for 'grow houses'

trade within our state, they are
bringing violent crime into our
neighborhoods," said McCollum.
"This new law will help protect our
families and communities."
The new law makes it a second-
degree felony to grow 25 or more
plants. Florida's previous threshold
was 300 plants. The law also
"*~ Pease see page 6

Marijuana growers in Florida
will now face stiffer penalties if
caught, the result of one of many
new laws that went into effect
The Marijuana Grow House
Eradication Act gives Florida's
prosecutors and law enforcement
essential tools to combat for-profit
growers of marijuana, according to
Florida Attorney General Bill

The new law, sponsored by
Senator Steve Oelrich (R-
Gainesville) and Representative
Nick Thompson (R-Ft. Myers),
passed as House Bill 173 during
the 2008 Legislative Session and
was signed into law by Governor
Chtarlie Crist in June.
"Grow houses are not only
furthering this dangerous drug

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47th Year, No. 27

Search warrant a

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Continued from page 1
Workforce Innovation (AWI).
For the month, Taylor had the
22nd highest unemployment rate
out of Florida's 67 counties. In
April, Taylor was ranked 34th,
Florida's unemployment rate
also rose in May, jumping 0.5
percent to 5.5 percent, equalling
the national rate.
"Our agency, with the help of the
governor and our partners, is
determined to .continue providing
the essential support necessary for .
the growing number of job-seeking
Floridans," said AWI Director
Monesia T. Brown.
"Strengthening families through

A-2 T800 TitleS July 2, 2008

Saqieu cdouorr"

A;TV drivers

under age 16

Don't miss 'Jiggle Man
Back by popular demand, the "Jiggle Man" returns to
perform at the Taylor County Public Library Thursday, July
3. The free event--part of the Summer Reading
Program--starts at 10:30 a.m. The library will be closed
Friday, July 4, and Saturday, July 5, in observance of
Independence Day.

/_` CrOSS City

(352) 498-7001 Stephen M. Henry DMD

The law was passed by the
Florida Legislature iil 2007, but it
~gave young riders a year to get
into compliance with the training
rheqsul m has adopted two
nationwide programs, the ATV
Safety Institute and The Dirt Bike
School, as the premier training
curriculum for youth under the age
rde ut putbl linds d rotsool sII
According to the ATV Safety
Institute's Web site, the nearest
training course is in Lake City.
To find out more about OHV
riding in Florida, the Department
o gricltur pld meConaun1
:Web page at www.floridaohy.org.
The site features updated
information on where to legally
ride in Florida and how youths tan
register to take the required OHV


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include manufacturing; trade,
transportation and utilities;
financial activities; and
Education and health services, as
well as leisure and hospitality
industries, account for the majority
of the job gains among those/
industries with positive annual
Of Taylor County's neighbors,
Madison County had the highest:
unemployment rate with 6.5 :
percent, followed by Dixie County
at 6.0 percent, Jefferson County at
4.1 and Lafayette County at 3.9~
percent. Like Taylor, all fourth
counties also saw increases mn their:
unemployment rates compared to~
April's figures.


a:fls s oW as ':

a commitment to education and
workforce support is at the
forefront of our priorities."
Florida's non-agricultural
employment growth for May was
-0.9, representing a loss of 74,700
jobs over the past year. Nationally,
the country reported a slight
positive job growth of 0.2 percent
over the year.
May's negative job growth
continues a trend of negative over-
the-year growth than began in
September, which AWI officials
blame on declines in construction.
Construction jobs account for 54
percent of the job losses in the
state, according to AWI's
numbers. Other industries in
the state showing job losses

SContinued from page 1
"This is a very important piece
of legislation and is geared for the
protection of our young people,"
Florida Commissioner of
Agriculture Charles H. Bronson
"The popularity of riding ATVs
and off-highway motorcycles has
steadily grown among our youth in
SFlorida, and hopefully this law
will reduce the number of
accidents and fatalities that occur
each year "
A study conducted by the U.S.
SConsumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC) reported that
in 2006, there were 555 fatalities
in the United States from ATV
riding. The number of fatalities of
children under the age of 16 was
111 (20 percent).

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The annual Bird Island reunion will be held Saturday, July 5. Everyone
is invited to bring a covered dish. Lunch will be served at noon.

_ Queen Mother Hattie Adams (seated) is shown with the May planning committee of Alice
B~rady (left) and Martelle Shiver. i

New Amrval
I Averie N. Tomlinson
Eddie and Heidi Tomlinson of Perry announce the birth of their
:::daughter, Averie N., on May 29, 2008, at 10:04 p.m. in Tallahassee
91) Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches
4: long.
Maternal grandparents are Melissa Meyer and Jared Hale.
Paternal grandparents are Eddie and Leeann Tomlinson.
--- --. ~ The new arrival was welcomed home by her brother, Ethan.

David Wilson
~August 16, 2008
';liCikc& t~~j2,Sara Taylor
Jason Vinson

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Effective July 7, 2008, Meridian Community Services Group,
Inc. will be administering the SHIP housing assistance program
on behalf of the Taylor County Board of County Commissichiers.
The program provides down payment assistance to qualified
first-time home buyers and rehabilitation on existing home to
qualified home owners.
We are currently not accepting applications for housing rehabilitation
as there is a minimum of two year wait at this time.

For further information on the program or to schedule an appointment,
contact Sonora Walker at 888-877-1908 or swalker@meridsery.com .

On Monday from 1-5 p.m., Ms. Deborah Humphries will be available to answer
questions or provide assistance at the County Extension Office located at Forest
Capital Hall, 203 Forest Park Drive, Perry. Ms. Humphries can be reached at
850-838-3508. The office is not open on a legal holiday.

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ordered dessert, too. Good
fellowship was enjoyed along
with good food.
"Be sure to choose something
from the Gift Basket before you
leave," reminded Shiver.

Publicity Chair
Roy's Restaurant in Steinhatchee
was the location of the May 31
meeting/luncheon of the
Roseheads of Perry, chapter 2207
of the Red Hat Society. Martelle
Shiver and Alice Brady made up
the May planning committee.
Sixteen Red Hatters (50 and older)
were able to attend.
The ladies began arriving at 11
a.m. to enjoy visiting together.
Drink orders wer-e promptly taken.
Barbara Patrick distributed
"Diamond Diva" chapter pins and
name pins that member-s had
ordered at the February
meeting/luncheon. There were
some Red Hat eyeglass necklace-
holders for those~ "visually
challenged" ladies. If any member
would like to order a pin, please
contact Patrick at 584-1458.
After lunch orders were taken,
Martelle Shiver said the blessing.
Ladies went to the fresh and
plentiful salad bar. The meeting
was held as salads were enjoyed.
Shiver rang the Red Hat bell to call

everyone to order. She reported
that a total of $4,041.66 was raised
for the American Cancer Society.
This amount does not include
money raised through luminaries.
"We will have a Celebrate Relay
party in June. Everyone will
receive an invitation," said Shiver,
Everyone congratulated Shiver for
her fine leadership as captain of
the Relay For Life team.
May birthday honorees were
Nancy Simons and Norifla Collins.
They wer~e first to select an item
from the Gift Basket.
Patricia Lindsey shared
information about the luncheon
held each June in Monticello
during the time of the Watermelon
Ladies volunteered to plan the
August and Noveniber meetings.
Only the months of September and
December still need planning
An array of seafood entrees was
served. Some very popular
selections were fried shrimp, fried
mullet and lobster salad all fresh
and delicious! A few ladies

Averie N. Tomlinson

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Grilled Hot Dogs
Cold Water ie
Soft Drinks
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8-11 and Chance Rodgers was 7-9
with four home runs. Perry was
without their starting pitcher
Daniel Wentworth as he had some
arm problems. The Perry All Stars
were coached by Manager Ronnie
Parker and coaches Joe Rodgers

and Mark Wentworth. Team
members were Jonah Newberry,
Joe Pelt, Daniel Wentworth,
Chance Rodgers, Tanner
Hammock, Grant Parker, Austin
Bishop, Lanson Catalano and
Tristo~n Barfield.

The Perry 12 and Under Babe
Ruth All Stars played in the small
league state tournament over the
weekend and made it to the
championship game in their
bracket but came up just one run
short of advancing to a four team
double elimination tournament to
decide the winner.
The tournament consisted of 15
teams in four brackets with the
winner of each bracket advancing
to the double elimination final.
Perry got off to a good start on
Thursday as they beat Jacksonville
Southside 3-2. Jacksonville scored
the first run in the second inning
but Perry took the lead in the third
as Chance Rodgers hit a long solo
home run to tie the game. Joe Pelt
scored on an error after hitting a
double to make the score 2-1.
Perry then scored another run in
the fifth inning as Rodgers reached
on an error and then scored on
another double by Joe Pelt.
in a ks n illbuse edhanother run
who went the distance on the
mound for Perry, grabbed an
infield pop up for the final out.
Newberry pitched six innings
allowing four hits and one run
while striking out five and walking
one. Perry was aided by good
defense as Rodgers threw out two
runners and turned a double play
when Grant Parker after grabbing a
pop fly threw to Daniel Wentworth
covering second to end another

Perry went to 2 and 0 in the
tournament when they beat
Jacksonville Lakeshore 15-2 on
Friday. Austin Bishop got things
started with a lead off walk then
hits by Rodgers, Pelt and
Wentworth and an error gave Perry
a 4-0 lead and they never looked
back. Perry scored another run in
the third, two more in the fifth, five
runs in the fifth and four more in
the sixth. Lakeshore scored a
single run in the fourth and and a
single run in the fifth for their only
On th emoui aTristonnBarfield

outstanding allowing two hits and
walking none. At the plate Perry
was led by Rodgers 3-4 (grand
slam home run), Pelt 3-4 (triple)
and Newberry 2-3. .
In the championship game mn
their bracket (bjoth teams were 2-0)
Perry took on Chiefland and came
up one run short in an exciting
extra mmnng game.
Chiefland took the lead in the
first scoring two runs but Perry tied
the game in the bottom of the
inning when Pelt singled and
Rodgers hit his third home run of
the tournament. Neither team
scored in the second inning and
Perry took the lead in the third
when Rodgers hit his fourth home
rnr .ftetournaimennt to make the
with a single run in the fourth
inning to tie the game. Neither
team scored in the fifth or sixth
inning and the game went to extra
innings. In the seventh Chiefland
took the lead with a .three-run
home run to make the score 6-3 but
the Perry All Stars battled back in
the bottom of the inning. Joe Pelt
singled then Rodgers was
intentionally walked and both
'scored on a Newberry single to
make the score 6-5. Chiefland then
ended the threat and the game
ended 6-5.
At the plate Perry was led by
Rodgers 2-2 (two homeruns, two
intentional walks), Wentworth 2-4,

Pelt 3-4, Newberry 2-4. On the
mound Chance Rodgers started
and went five innings striking out
five and allowing three runs and
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with a return phone number," said Lutz, a Lutheran
pastor and member of First Presbyterian.
"Many people r-ecognize the close link between faith
and religious values, and mental health," said Lutz.
"They would pr~efer to seek help from a mental health
professional who recognizes and respects these values."
Lutz holds a Ph.D. in pastoral counseling. Fees are
negotiated on a sliding scale, and sessions (held at the
church) are available for both individuals and couples.

Four churches combine for V.B.S.
"Friendship Trek" h~as been chosen as the theme for
the combined Vacation Bible School for four area
churches July 14-17 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Friends from
First Presbyterian, First Methodist, St: James
Episcopal and Catholic Church of the Immaculate
Conception will come together for Bible stories, crafts,
games and fellowship "to build a more powerful
relationship with their Forever Friend, Jesus Christ."
All children, age's 4 years to 12 years are invited to
at rui.aThe event willebe head atrdle Catholic Church

Church celebrates 4th of July
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will be observing the
Fourth of July with its ninth annual God Bless America
Celebration Friday, July 4, beginning at 4 p.m.
Music groups Southland Quartet, Crimson Flow and
Heirs of Grace will be performing at the event. Food
will include watermelon, boiled peanuts, grilled hot
dogs and soft drinks.
For more information, call Danny Lundy at 838-

Southern Joy to sing Saturday
Southern Joy will be the featured performers at
the monthly sing hosted by Perry First Church of
The group will perform Saturday, July 5, at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 1915 North Highway 221.

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home ownership. I know the
responsibility of having to sign the
front side of a check and not just
the back."
Experience, values and deep
roots in the community were cited
by Bembry as his qualifications for
the job. .
"As a lifelong resident of the
district I know the heart and soul
of the people in our area and I
understand the problems we face.
As a farmer I know the values of
hard work, perseverance and faith
and I understand the importance of
our environment. As a
businessman I know the value of a
dollar, the responsibility of
meeting a payroll and the
discipline of sticking to a budget.
As a husband, a father and a
grandfather I know we have to
provide opportunities for our
residents--young and old--and we
have to leave this place better off
than we found it."



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New laws on gun possession, abuse of elderly highlighted

"Marijuana is the most
commonly used illegal drug in
America and we must take a stand
against the for-profit growers who
were previously exploiting higher
thresholds," said Oelrich. "By
lowering the number of plants
necessary for criminal charges,
we've given Florida's authorities
valuable tools in the fight against

these criminal operations."
"Grow houses have become a
very real threat to the safety and
security in too many Florida
communities," said Thompson.
"Floridians who use grow houses
to traffic drugs belong in prison.
This law sends the message loud
and clear that if you grow, you
Recent statistics reveal an
increase in the number of grow
houses being maintained in Florida
as well as the ever-developing
levels of sophistication of grow
house operations. Marijuana grow
houses primarily specializing in
hydroponic marijuana have been
detected in more than 40 of
Florida's 67 counties and within
the past few months, cooperative
efforts by law enforcement

statewide have taken down more
than 140 houses and seized more
than $41.6 million worth of
The new law also allows a
photograph or video recording of
equipment used in the cultivation
of a marijuana plant to be
considered as evidence in the
prosecution of the crime. In
addition, the law will allow law
enforcement to destroy grow house
equipment upon the completion of
all investigations and provides
immunity from any civil liability to
law enforcement for the
destruction of the grow house
A separate bill makes it illegal to
sell or possess Silvia Divinorum, a
perennial herb in the mint family
native to Mexico, and Salvinorin

A, its active component. Salvia
Divinorum, which has become a
recreational drug in recent years, is
a hallucinogen whose effects are
compared to LSD.
Other new laws that went into
effect this week include:
*Workers and customers will
now be allowed to keep guns in
their vehicles parked in parking
lots owned by private and
government businesses. (The law
is being challengedd)
*Those facing noncriminal
traffic fines whi cannot pay will be
able to pay off the fine through
community service.
*Those who are incarcerated and
later found to be innocent will
automatically receive $50,000 for
every year in prison. Those with
prior felony convictions, however,

would not be included and would
have to seek restitution from the
*Aggravated abuse of an elderly
person or disabled adult will now
be a first-degree felony.
*Law enforcement agencies
must adopt written policies for
investigating missing children and
missing adults.
*The importance of the FCAT
test will be reduced for grading
high schools in the state.
Additional factors such as
graduation rates and participation
in advanced classes will be
*Several lyrics in the Florida
state song--Stephen Foster's "Way
Down Upon the Suwannee
River"--deemed racially offensive
will be changed,

Bembry said his top priorities
will be "to provided the education,
create the jobs and generate the
opportunities that keep our young
people at home and our
communities strong."
He also promised the voters in
District 10 that he will "protect our
environment from those who seek
to exploit it and fight the budget
cuts in Tallahassee that will hurt
Our schools, public safety and vital
local services."
If elected, Bembry said he
promised "to be a humble servant
that is accessible and available. I
will treat people with respect and
dignity and most of all I will listen
to the people of District 10--
without regard to race, gender,
religion, economic status, or
geography." Bembry resides in
Madison with his wife of 40 years,
Susan. He's the father of three and
grandfather of eight.
State House District 10 covers
Hamilton, Madison, Taylor and
parts ofAlachua, Columbia, Dixie,
Franklin, Jefferson, Levy and
Wakulla counties.

J.W. Riley
J.W. Riley, 82, a former resident
of Perry, died June 26, 2008, at his
residence in Palm Bay.
Born in Memphis, Tenn., and
coming from Jackson, Tenn., he
had lived in Palm Bay with his
daughter since 1979. He was a
member of the Disciples of Christ
- Church in Melbourne. He retired
from Procter and Gamble as an
engineer in 1990 and was a veteran
o~fthe Army Air Corps.
Survivors include: his son,

Andrew Forest Riley of Lebanon,
Tenn.; two daughters, Lou Ellen
Hartley of Jacksonville and Peggy
Marie Riley of Palm Bay; two
sisters, Mildred Irby of Olive
Branch, Miss., Bonnie Lindsey of
Sylvia, N.C.; three grandchildren
and extended family.
Graveside services were held
Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m. at
Pineview Memorial Gardens with
James Taylor officiating.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.

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Dual enrollment students get acquainted with college life
and classroom challenges.

North Flor-ida Community College is giving 20 qualified high school
students the opportunity to find early college success through its six-week
Dual Enrollment Summer Institute that began June 9. The institute offers
high school students the opportunity to get ahead by taking free college
Students completing dual enrollment classes at NVFCC can earn both
high school and college credits.
"I am taking dual enr-ollment to get ahead in not only my college, but
t-also mny high school," said Taylor County High .School student Charlie
Johnson. 'By taking Engh1 -h .! NFCCI, Iget college~ hb;urs1 jndl high school
credits at the same time."
Classes like Computer Applications I, Freshman English I and General
Psychology give the Dual Enrollment Summer Institute participants a
chance to experience challenging college level courses.
For more information about dual enrollment or early college admissions
parents and students should contact their high school counselors. For more
infor-mation about NFCC, visit www.nfec.edu.

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No! time to attend classes but need help learning about event planning,
personal enrichment and more? North Florida Community College offers
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in yourI own home or at your office.
Ed~go offers more than 290 comprehensive and self-contained on-line
courses that begin ever-y six weeks; upcoming sessions begin July 16 and
continue through early fall.
Classes include \computers and technology, writing and language,
business and car-eer~s, grant writing, nonprofit management, personal and
pr-ofessional development, and much more. Each six-week on-line course
from ed3-go is facilitated by an instructor. The ed2go courses are not for
college cr-edit, but do offer contact hours and training. For more
information or- to sign up, contact NFCC Community Education Specialist
Suzie Godfr-ey at (850) 973-9453 or godfreys@nfec.edu.

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be dangerous. It is recommended
that you only buy consumer
fireworks from a licensed store or
stand. Never buy fireworks from
an individual's house, or from
someone on the street. Such
fireworks are likely to be illegal
explosives that can cause serious
Consumer. fireworks regulated
by the Consumer Product Safety
Commission are packaged in
bright colors and have safety
warnings on the packaging. The
packaging sets forth the country of
origin, normally China. Illegal
explosives are often unpackaged
and are wrapped with plain brown
paper. They are unlikely to have
any safety warnings, or place of
manufacture. They go by names
such as M80, Quarter Stick or
Cherry Bomb.
If you're planning on enjoying

fireworks at your next party or
event, follow these safety tips.
*Only use fireworks if they are
legal in your area. Shooting
fireworks illegally will likely
result in fireworks confiscation by
authorities (a waste of your
money), fines or even jail time.
*Fireworks are for outdoor use
only. Do not light them indoors
and then carry them outside.
*Follow the instructions for
fireworks usage on the packaging,
Use them only as intended. Do not
try to combine fireworks to get a
bigger bang or light display.
*Keep water in a bucket and a
hose nearby for safety reasons.
*Fireworks should be operated
soley by an adult. This -adult
should wear safety glasses.
Spectators should keep a safe
distance. Always let common
sense prevail.

Fireworks have their peak
usage during the 4th of July

Director .
With scallop season here, the
chamber office has not been
lacking in work to do. The phones
are constantly ringing with people
asking about motel, rental home
and campground availability.
Some have never been scalloping
and ask many questions. "Can I
touch them--will they bite me?"
was one of my favorite questions
this year so far. The chamber has
sent out more than 336 vacation
requests since the beginning of the
year to people requesting
information about our area.
There is a great deal going on in

Taylor County in the coming few
months. For starters, there is the
annual 4th of July celebration in
Steinhatchee. A Taylor County
favorite, Steinhatchee welcomes
all to the celebration with plenty of
food, fun and activities planned as
well as fireworks at dusk.
On Monday, July 14, at 6 p.m.,
join Model T owners from all over
Florida as they make our very own
downtown Perry their first "pit
stop" onl their way to the
nationwide centennial celebration.
Activities will last from 6 to 8 p.m.
with a 100th anniversary cake,
food, fun and seven classic Model
T Ford cars.

In addition to the many
community activities, the chamber
will be holding its 15th annual
Chamber Golf Scramble Aug. 1 5 at
the Perry Golf & County Club.
This event ~allows chamber
members to network in a fun
setting. Players will have a chance
to win a brand new Timberland
Ford truck in the hole-in-one
competition as well as many other
great prizes. Just call the chamber
for more information.
Now, I know it's early, but you
have to get a sneak preview for
what's in store for Taylor County at
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Amanda Jennings

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

Airport Advisory Committee: fourth
Wednesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
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 Fni., 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.1):
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
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..
La Leche League International: second
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Mothers 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
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.
Rep bican y y ouy.bi Party f Ta lor C ut .
second Thursday of every month, 5:30 p.m.'
at Roead Jnction. ..
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday, 6 p.m., at the
district building on Beach Road.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Trhursday~,
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
Taylor County Senior Center: Executive
Board of Directors meeting, every third

Alcoholics Anonymous: Monday, 8 p.m.
and Thursday, 8 p.m. at the Serenity House,
1824 N. Jefferson Street. Call 672-1263 for
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 Th-ursdaysf 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 Distric
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 Holuse,
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:

AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MnainStreet 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 Elk's Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tue~ td\,,~ 7 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 H-all. '
Perry Lions Club: first and third Thurs.
noon, at Golden Corral Restaurant '
Perry IVlasonic Lodge 123: meets first
and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman's Club: second Wed.,
noon (Sept. to May; subject to change).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Rosehead
Taylor County Leadership Council:


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One may be hard-pressed to find
a person who doesn't enjoy a
breathtaking fireworks display.
These pyrotechnic delights are one
of the hallmarks of the summer
season. Parks, area beaches and
many other recreational areas
feature fireworks displays to light
up the nighttime sky. Fireworks are
also very popular for personal use,
with peak use around big holidays,
such as Independence Day.
Consumer fireworks, if used in
accordance with their instructions,
are very safe, says the National
Council on Fireworks Safety.
Injuries from consumer fireworks
have dramatically decreased over
the past 20 years, despite an
increase in usage by consumers.
Today, some form of consumer
fireworks are allowed in 45 states,
Puerto Rico and the District of
Columbia. But some fireworks can

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at Savannah College
Taylor County High School student Amanda Jennings has been accepted
as a member of the "Rising Star" program at Savannah College of Art and
Design. She is the first local student to receive the honor.
"Some of you may rememlier the beautiful portraits and artwork by
Amanda displayed at the May 2008 Forest Capital Music and Art
Festival," art teacher Jeff Byers said.
Her acceptance in the college program was based on a portfolio of work
and references.
"She will be traveling to the Savannah, Ga., campus for the summer.
While there she will be enrolled in two college level classes and will have
the opportunity to build or enhance her visual arts portfolio. Outside of
class, she will be able to complete assignments, take field trips, socialize
with other art students and enjoy area parks and other attractions Savannah
has to offer.
"Upon successfully completing the 'Rising Star program,' she will earn
college credit, which may be applied toward a degree at Savannah Art and
Design or at other colleges or universities," Byers said.


Letters to the Editor

"TTI instructor thanks community

for supporting business program

commissioners without response. I
attempted conversation with Clay
Bethea which ended abruptly
probably because I am not a full-
time resident nor a special interest
3. Cannot make a decision and
stand by it (i.e. public boat ramp in
4. Has effectively surrendered
all public access to the river to
special interest groups.
5. ~Is considering closing


Steinhatchee School.
Now these are my questions.
How does the county government
view Steinhatchee and the
beaches? It appears to me they are
seen as an opportunity to cater to
special interest groups (whatever
that means) and not the residents.
My next question is, excluding
Buckeye, what is the industry in
Taylor County?
I challenge the folks that are
voters/full-time residents and not
special interest groups to carefully
consider how you have or have not
benefited from the officials
currently in office and seeking
re-election before voting this fall.
Deborah Osman

Tell others of your concerns:
issues that need attention,
actions that should be
commended or criticized.

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(please include phone number
for verification only, not for
publication in the paper).
Please be concise and
polite with your shared

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by a phone number for contact.
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Perry, Florida (850) 584-5513

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Superintenent Ma orCommission RersettieSeao Palafox St Suite 159, Pensacola, FL 3256i~
of cholsEmily himnWill Charles U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
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~animal sl
IDear Editor:
.~ Good news for the animal
Shelter! Several shelter volunteers
~met with Jack Brown (county
~.administrator) and Jeff Manning
:~(director of public safety) this
week to address problems within
Sthe current shelter, including the
~lack of airi-conditioning, needed
E supplies and additional personnel.
F:~The volunteers were very
~--encouraged and pleased with plans
-'that have already been "in the
.works" and will hopefully be
approved by commission inembers
-rin the future.
There are federal guidelines that
must be adhered to concerning the
health and welfare of animals, so
please, contact your county
commissioner by phone, mail, or
e-mail by going to
www.taylorcountygov.com. Click
on "commissioners," then click on
Sthe name of the commissioner for
Your district. A new window will
open with their e-mail address.
i:Respectfully request that they

approve future renovations to the .
You can e-mail Jack Brown at
com and Jeff Manning at
director@ taylorcountygov.com
and put "animal shelter" in the
subject line. Thank them for their
willingness to rectify issues within
the shelter, and encourage them to
continue to seek doable solutions
to animal welfare throughout the
Budget cuts have affected
almost everyone, and animal
control is no different. Currently
there are only two animal control
officers for an area of over 1,000
acres and a population exceeding
20,000. Multiply that by just the
number of hound dogs. Well, you
get the picture. Two people simply
cannot do it all.
The backbone of almost every
non-profit organization is its
volunteers. There is already a
group forming called "Helpinig
Hands of the Shelter." Visit our

Web site at www.shelterhands.com
and read our goals, names of
volunteers, view photos of
adoptable pets at the shelter, ask
questions and volunteer.
Lots of ideas and activities are
spinning around and will be
published after approval, so check
the newspaper and Web sites often.
High on the list are people willing
to volunteer for shelter "duty" on
Saturday, in the hopes that more
9-5 weekday workers will be
accommodated and more pets will
find homes. Approved foster
homes are also needed for pets too
young to be adopted, or those who
have been hurt and just need a
place to heal before they can be
found permanent homes.
A personal "thank you" to Jack
Brown and Jeff Manning for their
willingness to meet with
volunteers, courtesy and
agreement to work together to
improve conditions for all animals
wherever possible.
Barbara Franklin, volunteer

Dear Editor:
I want to acknowledge and thank
the folks in this community who l
have supported the business
technology program at Taylor
Technical Institute. They have
served on the Business Craft
Advisory Committee and provided ~
valuable insight as well as
contributed monetarily to the
The business department at TTI
lis grateful for the help and
Generosity of Mr. Jack -Tedder,
..Hisofft-""Bishbp'. Mls. -Gail
~Thompsdn, RN, Doctors'

county catel
Dear Editor:
My thoughts about Taylor
The county/Perry:
1. Continues to bail the hospital
out of financial difficulties despite
the less than mediocre care given
2. Refuses to enforce ordinances
regarding signs littering the
roadway in Steinhatchee (it looks
Like the yellow pages). DOT has
been in contact with Taylor County


Hospital and Ms. Nan
Taylor County School
It is impossible to

current business programs offered
include administrative assistant,
accounting operations and medical
administrative specialist. If you
currently hire or supervise office
staff in one of these fields, I
encourage you to give me a call at
838-2545 ext. 256 when school
reconvenes in August to join the
committee so Taylor Technical
Institute can be sure we have
students what will meet your
business needs.
David Dunkle,
Business Instructor
Taylor Technical Institute


describe the many ways in which
the committee members have
served this program.
I would. also like to extend an
invitation to office managers,
human resource professionals and
others in the business community
to participate on this committee
to provide direction regarding
the curriculum so it fits the needs
of business and industry in this
area. . ::(
The committee mrteets twice
arinually here at the school. The


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the shells together, and then eat it."
"Probably the Indians," the children said.~
I was very proud--but, tried to hide it--an~a
I didn't even suggest that this wdYai
education, for I didn't want them runniri
away screaming. E
I was also ashamed; I would have beenS'~
terrible Indian. I would' have argued with
the council of chiefs that this was a majo~
waste of time, prying open shells for a tinSg
little plug of meat.
"We should kill buffalo," I would say. I
Thirty minutes later, I had to concedlt
"Those Indians must have had a lot of time$
The encyclopedia did suggest, "On th~
edges of the mantle are two rows of blu$
jewel-like eyes which are pigment spots tha
may be able to distinguish light fro~
It's probably a blessing that scallops hav4
limited vision. Imagine the view from
scallop's perspective: fleshy human masses
diving your way, lunging with hands and
feet, and monstrous masks, breathing
deeply through snorkels and occasionally
choking on sea water.
Not a pretty sight.
The encyclopedia described scallops ad
"awkward swimmers,' filling their shells fulE
of water and then forcing it out througlg
little holes." In comparison, they're
probably no more awkward thanth
swimmers pursuing them.
In myI growing up, we spent quanta
amounts of time on our back porch, shellin~
peas and butter beans, discussing college~
choices and clothes for the new school year(
Now that conversation is taking place oveii
a bucket of scallop parts, not pea shells.
But at least the conversation is taking
place, and in that sense, scallops--like EasteS
eggs and Christmas trees--bring us together
If we could harvest scallops for 12 monthS
out the year, the watery sear ch would
quickly lose its charm. But for eight weeks~
it's a good way to celebrate summer, and tq
celebrate families gathered... around &

"Ugh, what is this?" the daughter asked as
we began the rather tedious process of
cleaning a bucketful of scallops.
She scowled and held up an oozing
Before I could answer her first question,
she had generated yet another with
disgusting disbelief. "And this?"she asked.
"You're not going to do this ~the entire
time, are you?" I inquired, sea-tired and
hungry, hoping to shame her into sensible
"If a scallop has g liver, this is the.liver," I
said, pointing with my knife. Biology was
my first love.
"Intestines," I guessed, pointing to an
intricate system of gooey strings.
"I don't know," I said honestly, attracting
attention to yet another body organ.
"We should look it up," I added, and the
children were horrified. It's as if the mere
process of gaining information -sounds like
school bells ringing.
"That's enough," they maintained
enthusiastically. "You're probably right."
"But what if I'm wrong?" I said, for I hate to
be wrong.
After washing my hands six times, it
didn't take long for me to find my way to a
set of encyclopedias. I was terribly
disappointed to find that they had not
diagrammed the interior parts of a scallop
Sso that I could accurately identify the 200
sets of organs I had seen that day. It would
make the scallop-cleaning process more
interesting if you knew what you were
throwing away. What if some other scallop
needs a liver?
Okay, okay, I know the answer to that,
Too bad. But it's a shame to have 200 in
your garbage can serving no useful function.
While leaning over the bucket, I came
upon a better question. "IWho thought of
tits, and why?"
Who would look at this shelled creature .
and say, "We~ should get buckets of them,
pry open the shells and wade through the
mirey mess for a small muscle which holds

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only will there be some of the best
there is in blues music performing
all weekend long (Larry McCray,
Rocky Athas, Damon Fowler,
Johnnie Marshall, King Cotton and
much more), but there will be
unlimited BBQ to sample and try.
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would like to open a small
business, so give us a call if you
need help.
We would like to welcome the
following new chamber members
to our chamber family: Bull Red
Charters, Nature Coast RV Resort.
Lewis Digital, Scott's Mobile
Equipment Repair, Mitch's Gold &
Diamonds and Robbie's Seafood
Mark your calendars with all
these great events that the
chamber is hosting to bring
tourism to the area, create
community fellowship or help
your business thrive. We will
' continue to work very hard for
Taylor County, helping to make
our home county a great place to
visit, live, work and raise a family.

Competition for those amateur
BBQ enthusiasts with more than
$1,500 in prizes! There is so much
more to tell about this great new
event, so stayed tuned! Timberland
Ford has come on board as one of
our first business title sponsors.
Thank you, Timberland Ford.
On the business side of things
here at the chamber, there are some
great workshops scheduled over
the next few months.
Join us for a workshop on
customer service skills July 22 at
noon at the Hampton Inn of Perry.
During this workshop you will
learn about what is important in
ensuring good customer service in
your place of business and how
you can make sure that your
employees understand how
important customer service is to
the success of your business. There
is no fee for chamber members. It
will be facilitated by Dr. Jerry
Osteryoung from the Small
Business School at Florida State
There will also be a workshop
on "How to be a More Effective
Manager"' on Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at
the chamber. This workshop will
also be tailght by Dr. Osteryoung
and is free to, chamber members.
Don't forget, we offer free

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Yes, you heard it right--for a small
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can sample 30 different BBQ
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Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation 03 Alero Olds 4 DR $3800.
Commission, Fish & Wildlife Technician 99 Ford F250 LWB/Auto, A/C $4100.
pending vacancy for Big Bend WMA has 98 Ford Explorer Sport $3500.
been posted within People First. For more Larry's Towing and Used Cars 838-0139.
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Certain veterans and spouses of veterans
receive preference in employment by the Buckeye Community Federal.Credit Union
state as provided by Chapter 295, Florida is offering for sale a 2006 Suzuki 4
Statutes, and are encouraged to apply, wheeler, LT-R450K6, will be sold on 'as
6/1 8-7/9 is" basis for $4,000 and may be inspected
at the Credit Union Monday Friday from
Positions open at Dockins Broadcast 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
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J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Data Entry Operator preferred experience Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
in all Microsoft programs. 20 hr's. per also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
week. $7.15 per hour. Call.584-4924 or Firewood for sale.
submit application to: Taylor Senior tfJD
Citizens Center; Attn.: Lorien Stewart; 800
6/13tf TSCC ACE Computer consulting can help!
CLERK NEEDED: Sea Hag Marina in Computer tune-ups, cleaning,
Steinhatchee is seeking to hire a self- ; viruses/spyware removal and more! WILL
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2000 Coachman Lite 25 ft. self contained
A/C& Heat, custom storage rack on back.
No pets, smoking, leaks, $6,000 Call 843-

6'xi2' Hardee built trailer w/lwood floors and
drop gate $950. Call 578-2207.
1958 Oliver Tractor, 4 cyL. gas, good tires,
$500 578-3052.

Airboat trailer. New torsion Axie, xtra wide
$200. Call 578-2519.

Old Fireplace Brick ~Z~~~~~i
SGold (scrap) Diainonds ~ Old Comic BookS
Coins (silver) & Paper M~ney ~ Taylor County Memorabilia

Bedroom Dining Room Living Room:ednsd Bedding b ~

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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. is the world's largest bottler of nonalcoholic beverages. Be a part of over
a century of success by joining our team! We're seeking

Stock machines/shelves, build displays, rotate products, and provide excellent customer service. Requires
a safe driving record, the ability to lift 40-75 lbs, and prior delivery experience.
Candidates in the Port St.joe and Taylor County areas are encouraged to apply!
We offer competitive salary and great benefits.
To apply, please visit our website at
Our People. Our Products. Our Pride.
"Coca-Cola" is a trademark of-The Coca-Cola Company.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer Celebrating Our Diversity. EOE M/FID/V DFW

Taylor County Extension/UF
Extension Program Assistant to teach
nutrition education
30 hrs. wk $9.00-$10.63/hr. High school
diploma, valid driver's license, reliable
transportation. To submit an application
go to web link: jobs.efl.edu. Click on
"search postings", enter re~quisition
number 0705829, click on search.
Complete application,
UF is an EOE, VP, background check
employer. If you have questions, call
Deborah Humphries at 850-838-3508.

Advent Christian Village
Current JOBS Line Advertisement
call 6586627 or visit www.acvillage.net
24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Work in a Community; Feel like one of the
Accounting A/R Supervisor
FT; HSD or equivalent required; AA degree
or certificate in accounting, medical
billing, or relevant field strongly desired.
Pnior experience in insurance billing and
coding, accounting, supervision, PC
operation with MS applications, including
word processor, spreadsheet and database
required. CA&LN
FT/PT/ long-term care setting.
Florida certification (CNA) or unrestricted
license (LPN) required.
FT positions include health, dental, life,
disability, supplemental insurance; 403b
retirement account; paid time off, access
to onsite daycare and 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 checks
Time's Wasting
TT/0TR Drivers Neededl
Great Starting Pay & Assigned Trucks
Paid Orientation & Vacation
Excellent Benefit Package
Class "A" CDL Required
1-800-362-01 59
www.Ic iobs.com
72 LCT Transportation Services
HayEquipment Operator needed at
SuitStone Container Corporation. Job
description includes assisting mill
o eatdors in pairs abned clrnuepd Load and ~
loaded tai er. uT be dpn danIeh ad
a High School education and two years
experience operating heavy eq ipment,
herl be requir~edhto work sae. be-it50
Applicants can apply by going to Smurfit-
stone.com. Equal Employment
Opportunity, Drug Screen, Pre-
Employment Physical and background
check r q'd.

2EO7- OETREDp rsn f~or Isp ctin
Lafayette and Dixie. Fax Resume to 1-352-

Industrial Sales Consultant opportunity,
great match for sales entrepreneur or sales
rp ena ie.xyBeln ois the II dr i
The area of primary responsibility is Perry
tland the sr Endng area Visiteour web
resume to BelzonaNFL@aol.com, fax 850-

Call in Roll Off Site Attendant $6.88 hr.
Job aecid ons ad a piats canmbe
One Stop Mobile Unit located in the Kmart
Parking Lot on Wednesdays 9 a.m. 6
u~m srata 52 N. CheunrtseStret Perry, FL.
2 p.m. Positions are open until filled.
,Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is an E0E, VP, DT,
background check employer.

Experienced ~A/C & Refrigeration Service
Technicians and Installers with a valid
driver's license. Apply in person at
Advanced Refrigeration 520 W. Hampton
Spr gs ve or call 850-584-3626.

2 room furnished apt. for Rent. Satellite TV
utilities paid. 1 or 2 adults, no children, no
pets. $1p40 per week + $140 deposit. Call
7/2-711 1
ROOM MATE NEEDED $250 per month,
room w/bathroom. $250 needed before
move in. 371-1757.

Down Town office space for rent, 800 to
4000 sq. ft, extra nice. Call 1-850-997-
Nafee Campground For Rent:
1 Mobile Home 1.5 bedroom/1 bath good .
for small family $100 security deposit plus
$300 month. Utilities NOT included
2 small campers/single family, water and
power included. $85 weekly or $320
monthly + $100 security deposit.
For Rent 2 bed/2 bath Mobile Home
$450/month Day-584-5132; Night-584-
Small 2 bedroom house, central heat & air,
$400, p4r mnth $350. security deposit
7/2-7/4 -
Woodridge ApartmenltsI,
Accepting implications for 1,2 & 3 BR HC
and Non-HaC 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.PFerry, FL 32348. TDD 711

For Rent 2 bd/1 bth, 207 Sth. Hinley St.
$590 mth~ + $590 deposit. Call 843-8524
for more information.
SCommercial 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.

eB/Bobrb home, new bath, large
master BR, kitchen equipped (range,
refrigerator, dishwasher), utility room,
central heat and air, car port, and lots of
closet adnd s oag~en s ace; ling
Across Ostr t mroh high s070l $56060/mo.
Ws gate Whtel Roomsaavailablewforc Re
AC/Heater. Everythihg included. $165
weekly or $40 daily tax included.(RV sites
also available.) 1627 S. Byron ~Butler
Pkwy. 850-584-5235.
Newly remodeled office~uites available
mloevaa ino d d, onwe$2 0 moa tyFirsh
Fl00? Store ffonts ffom $350. Call Select
rUp Ra~lty @954-647-5057.

3 bd house, 5 miles on 98 West. $600
SbndMbe aHne lof ate d park,
prices starting at $450, 1st, last and
deepst eNor aets al 223-3227 and leave
5/30LK ewaponnet

ov you nees omeII elall pVIIII
care in Perry? Trained, flexible, good with
~ ets 584-6880.



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Moving Yard Sale this weekend and next.
Friday&8Saturday(7/47/5 and 7/11-7/12), 8
a.m. until. Household, toys, etc., Lundy's
Trailer Park. 2121 Hwy. 19 N. Lot 9. Call
7/2-7/4 --

Baldwin Piano excellent condition. $1,000.
Call 584-9035.
Blue & white couch, good shape $40. Five
young ~laying hens $0.850578-251 9

Solid Oak entertainment center. 5 ft. wide'
4.5 ft. tall. Like new. Originally paid $550
sacrifice for $200. Call 850-578-2207.
Computer Parts, 4 monitors, laser printer,
ext. CD burner, box of video cards, large
box of misc. parts and many other
components, all in good condition. $250 '
O.B.O. Call 578-2230.

"LOST DOG Black Chihuahua, small
reward offered. Last seen at 509 West Side
Avenue. Any information please call Mike
Simpson at S84-7902. Needs medication!

Doberman Pincher puppies, all shots. 584-

Dachshund puppy for sale. 6 months old.
Call 584-3551
AKC retgest rd Chiua~hua puppies $250,
6/2 tfBW
Small Yorkie puppies ready July 15. Little
dolls, AKC registered, health certificates.
Adults 3ehts 35 t .852pouns bBooking

r 3

850-838-JUNK (5865)
State Certified Scales

Watt uy: Small storage building in
godcondition. Please call Mike at 838-

We offer a competitive salary and
benefits package. Qualified candidates
can respond at 3ob Service of Perry,


R-4. The TeCO TimeS July 2, 2008

Have a great weekend'

B-5 The TaCO Times July 2, 2008


A to Z Farm and Lawn Service
Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
dump truck service, harrowing, bush hog
mowing, rake work, dirt leveling and
.coplte aw sevie.Call84-6737.

Pre ssre s ig, pirtn concrete,
wood decks, Ceramic tile, laminate wood
available, Mobile Home Repairs, RV Leak
Repairs. 578-3776 838-6077or 584-2270.

Tree Surgery Landscaping
52 Bucket Truck
Licensed & Insured/All Work Guaranteed
Lowest Prices in the Area
%1..,4. John Sesock, owner 850-584-2027
', CELL 850-591-8301

I Licensed ~ Insured
Residential ~ Commercial
James Payne
g.)g9 ggg 1 1

11l et l prices. Carpet, Vynal and
Repairs. Senior Citizens discount. 850-
838-9050 if no answer please leave
6/20tfBR '

Tall Timber stump grinding and tractor
work,ofree esi ates, n ob or s ump to b
850-584-8191 or cell 850-838-5923 and
asko Mtark A. Moneyhan certified quality.
5-7/30 '

Clay Swindle L.L.C. (licensed and
insured) All types of remodeling: d00TS,
Windows, docks, painting, etc.
Commercial & Residential. Call 850-223-
1780 or 843-1941. If no answer, pleaSS
lave message. Oer 20year fS

Mne hnca remove o5 -ed 335.floater

I, Patrick Glenn Whitt, will no longer be
responsible for any debts accrued by,
Elizabeth Anne Whitt, or any other debts
other than my own effective July 2, 2008.

In the Circuit Court in and For Taylor
cas unN, F6 2007-CA-289-A-01
JP Morgan Chase Bank, as Trustee
U de men dted oois of Mdrc 1, 2cd3
ABFS mortgage Loan Trust 2003-1
Jerrod Wesley Walker; unknown spouse
of t rod W sle ualW e Arn rian
unknown hells, devisees, grantees,
r diors, and other lunow at sons otr
Ond under any of the above-nomed

N twice Is hereby given that the
undersigned Clerk of the Clrcult Court of
aay Jly, 208 o 110 o'lc Ah .
at the Taylor County Courthouse, 108 N.
offer frsnaSe eaedi enya pi otry 4t7
the highest and best bidder for cash,
teajollouring-descrlbe property situate
SPARCEL C: (ew Parcel)
Scomsene a tnh NE corers If set
minutes 46 seconds W along the section
6805 5e tno the NW lane ofe f 1
of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 : Thence S 2 degrees
rn71inutes 30 seconds W, a distance of
Thence feet todtheePeolntofmBeginnin :
scns wa dlstanceo 745 feset
seconds E, a distance of 666.98 feet;
Thence N 75 degrees 07 minutes 15
0eod nw, abd sa~nce of 3 8.83 feet tos
located in the E 1/2 of NE 1/4 of NE V/4 of
isclt on 11, TSS, R7E, Taylor County,
J rsua to therdn Am s pedndin or
so d Court, the style of which is Indicated
Any person or entity claiming an Interest
In the surplus, if any, resulting from the
foreclosure sale, other than the
.7..em .e as of te da te o he LI
the Clerk of Court within 60 days after
Wines ey had d offldial seal of said
Cn acrsdd6e dit Jhe Amer n with
SDsb ltes ca, prsoonso riho ds i Iis
pa tcctate Inthism po edlng should
Cotat out admss tion t 1 N
sven (7) do st pird Dot poe dn

Bv: Mharti Lavalle
Deputy Clerk


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admnisrtv cc penalty or permit
Alternatively, any person clolming any of
eithe e e ev-peetit ne or re is n rn
mitigation of forfeiture with the Office of
G Ira Counsel, of the above
a dnre s, in accordance with 15 C.F.R. .
904.506, or agree to voluntarily
aban on the property by srfg ng a d
Abandonment of Seized Item form to
the Office of General Counsel of the
The fi st datreeo publication is June 18.
COnthi SO nyk of General, Counsel

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 oftend to express their
opinions/concerns. The public hearing
will be held at the Admlnistratlve
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
tce i~s a yeyg esntuhat ursuantirtoy
Court of Taylor County, Florida, on the
w0 ,re n The Cty f00 Fr y, th .Flori
Municipal Corporation, is plaintiff, and
Ge rganeap Wms n t dulely anydnd as
George Childs Is defendant, being
Case No. 07-155-CA in sold Court, 1,
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
urpet lIn at t situate in Taylor
Lot 21, Block 8, of the A.B. Mcrae
Padc n.D. No. 25-04-04332-000 ond on
the 9th day of July, 2008 at West side of
the Taylor County Courthouse, 108 North
Jefferson St., In the City of Peroj, Taylor
County, Florida, of the hour of 11:00
a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I
will offer for sale all of the said
def endant's The Estate of George
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 assar asdrn
satisfaction of the above described
execution. Sale subject to Florida Tax
In accordance with the Americans with
Dsbilte At persons with dlsobllitle
participate In this proceeding should
c8 )ac t3e 6lrk tCrot, nt ephon7
days prior to the proceeding.
L.E. "Bummy" Williams, as Sherlff of Taylor
County, Florida
By: Captain Mortin A. Towles

Case No. 08-435-CP
I~n Re: TheS Etate of:
Deceased. '
The administration of the estate of BETTY
JO SMITH, deceased, whose date of
death was May 20, 2008; File Number
08-435-CP is pending in the Circult Court
for Taylor County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
cams ad6 adre,3FI rf 2348so~n
representative and the personal
rbe resentative's attorney are set forth
All reditors of the. ecedent and oth r

against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice has been served,
Ollot er creditors of the d dent ad *
other persons havingecc lamsnor
memtnd t i nct adeceden sisestat
TDAE OateD Hffrt puB Rca~t n of this notice
is: JUNE 25, 2008.
Atr ney fo Pe s 9n6 IRepresentatIve
P O. Drawer 579
I lehFe r 835203 84-3812
Personal Representative
Ia wo st, FL 32137
am -

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Week of June 30, 2008

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
Cow"t c urE o TlrNC suedy Filoritdhoe
on the 14th day of April, 2008, in the
cause wherein Athena Funding Group II,
LLLP d/b/o The Athena Funding Group, is
plaintiff, and Rosheta Williams is
defendoont being Case No. 06i52-SC i
Sheriff of Taylor County, Florida, have
levir epn alltheirrightd tithe and inter s
described personal, to-wit:
2005 Ford Focus
Vin No. 1FAFP34N85W218405
SSilve i Co.C M
and on the 1st day of August, 2008, at
Larry's Tow & Recovery, 3072 Lipscomb
Circle, in the City of Perry, Taylor County,
Florido, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as
soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for
sale all of said defendant's, Rasheta
wilitams, 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
be to the payment of costs and the
satisfaction of the above-described
execution. The property will be available
for inspection at torry's Tow &Recovery
between the hours of 10:00 AM through
11:00 AM the morning of the sale.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
c9 43-t3 06, noate tant een ho7
days prior to the proceeding
t.."umFyo dWilliams, as Sheriff of Taylor
sy: capt. M.A. Towles
7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23

culpepper construction Company,
Inc., SL#CGC003540, the Construction
Manager of
Taylor county
Is occmetncy Oealde bs frome qlified
Trade Contractors for the following Bid
BidcP ck ge #2- Sitework, Earthwork, &
Bid Package #3 Concrete & Hollow
Core Concrete
Bid Package #4 Masonry
Bld Package #5-structural & Misc. Steel
Bid Package #6 Architectural
Bld Package #7 Roof System
Bid Package #8 Glass and Glazing
Bid Package #9A Painting, Sealants &
Bld Package #QB Acoustical Ceilings
Bid Package #9C Metal Framing,
Bi Packg #9D -VCT &( Corpet
Bid Package #9E Ceromic Tile
8 Pcagee #1AO- Ge eal Tro sess
Bid Pckage #15A -- PlrbMchanical
BDo gOME 5S: PE nc, Spcifications &
Bld Packages are available for viewing
or pick-up at the Construction
Manager's office located of 625 W.
Gaines st., Tallahossee, FL 32304
gADTR nor BI goed F e RENCF9 :ill
be held at the County Commission
FerFL 3m38 on2 Wdnesdy nJu e 18
2008 at 03:30 PM.

r Deive aNr pulicl yead 1 oudwa bhe
.County Commission Board Room at 201
E. Geen St et,02ey atLO2:4 Mon
Please contact Jeremy Bain at (850)
210-3923 or Don Horne at (850) 528-6560
for all questions regarding all questions.
6/4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 7/2,


Case No.: SEO801748FM
On April 24, 2008, at or near
S~telnhatchee, Flori a, pdouuy duthori e
grouper and 204 pounds of gag
grupe MFri violation ofsthe Magnu on
Management Act, as amended, 16
reUl tilon 5 CF n6d22rnpl)emem th
dezceudmpr pryn b~e gL p risD le, wa
sold for $1,076.00 ,the proceeds of
wh ch areessu ject iofrfeltur 6toahe
are belng held by NOAA
No ree cshierebrfglivrt that NOAA i
against the above-descrlbed property.
Any peson claiming any ofthecabove-
the property up to 35 days after receipt
toa alle adI st aiv (iPe. Wiv pmn yAy r
permit sanction) and re ated judicial
proiceedlu s (e. pedls are fIwa Al
dU ..98 ad 15 C F.R. s e4 5
property being claimed; 2) state the
claimanet=s Inte sml n such pop entaanrd
evidence of such Interest if ovallable)
and state that the claim Is not frivolous;
pealt bf pre uny lim Tshl be fi
with the Office of General Counsel,
G7CEL, t rbl3 F3t 7vu0 .South, Suite
rfa p ope cam ec ro tmelyfir d,dthe
the o itedtoStates I ndp dspoamd
timely fied, the rno er inl e rerfo rd t
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any U.S. District Court will not stay the

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