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Publication Date: July 9, 2008
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Op en on

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The new splash pad adjacent to
Gerald Walker Park on Warner
Avenue will open Monday, July
14, at 10 a.m.
City of Perry Recreation
Director Glenn Ratliff made the
announcement Tuesday, stating
that the state had conducted its
final inspection of the site and had
cleared it to open.
The splash pad, built atop the
former Jerkins Pool, will be open
Monday through Friday, from 10
a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.
"The splash pad is open to

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Permitting and inspection issues
delayed the opening of the facility
by some six weeks. It was
originally slated to openJune 1.

Ride benefits CAPPy
A motorcycle.ride benefiting Jerry
Curry will be held Saturday, July 19.
Curry was critically injured in a
motorcycle accident March 15 and
continues to recover. Proceeds from
the ride will benefit him and his family.
Tne ride will start at Bellamy's
Power Sports at 10 a.m., going to
Cedar Key. A $20 donation per nder is
for more information, please call

Re-entry passes to be
given out at EconflHS
Emergency Management
Coordinator Brenda Fruend will be at
the Econfina Volunteer Fire House
(4395 Econfina River Rd.) Thursday,
- July 10, from 1:30 to 3 p.rn. to give out
hurricane re-entry passes-
Residents wishing to pick up their
passes are asked to bring a photo ID
along with a secorid form of
identification such as a bill to prove

Repubileans to meet

Th republican Party of Taylor
County will meet Thursday, July 10, at
58F- 6 re information, please call

Help reduce the mosquito
pa ulation
residents are urged to check their
yards for standing water to help
reduce the mosquito population.
Containers such as tires, pails, bird
baths, et bowls and wadin ools can
all be breeding grounds for
"Dumping the water and disposing
of tires will go a long way in helping
eliminate the mosquito problem in .
your neighborhood," said Cheryl A.
White, mosquito control coordinator.
For more information, contact
mosquito control at 838-3539.

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Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961

"Our grade of 'B' is the direct
result of having a plan and
working that plan. We .have
consistently made gains of three
percent in reading, but this year
our hard work resulted in an
amazing gain of 10 percent in
reading and a five percent gain in
math," he said.
I am most proud that our scores
are above state average in all areas
except science, and even there we
increased three perceilt. We are
thrilled with this grade and will
continue to work to challenge our
"** Please see page 2

Taylor County High School,
which has been a perennial "D"
school over the past several years,
is now on the honor roll.
According to the Florida
Department of Education, which
released school grades across the
state this week, every school in
Taylor County, including TCHS,
scored a "B," maintaining the
district's honor roll status it
achieved last year.
The student achievement data at
TCHS revealed the improvement
with the school earning 505 total
points (495-524 is the "B" range).
The numbers also showed that

53 percent of students met high
standards in reading, 78 percent
met high standards in math, 68
percent iri writing and 33 percent
in science. Additionally, 59 percent
of students made learning gains in
reading and 79 percent made
learning gains in math.
Ead-h category with the
exception of writing showed
improvement over the previous
"We began as soon as grades
came out last year to analyze our
data and revise our school
improvement plan," TCHS
Principal Michael Thompson said.

Wiles, 18, of Perry, struck Smith's
motorgicle. Smith, who was
wearinga .safety .helmet, was
ejected onto the highway.
The collision resulted in the
truck crashms head-on into a third
vehicle. which was stopped at the
intersection of C.R. 30 and Fole_1
Cut Off. That car, a 2000 Mazada,
was drat ing by James Russell
Cannon II.23,ofWelborn.
Neither Wiles nor Cannon were
injured in the crash.
Charges are pending
completion of the homicide

A riderless horse stood tethered
outside Bewer Lake Baptist
Church in Day Monday morning,
silent tribute to longtime rider and
team roper Tommy H. Smith,
Smith, 51, was the motorcyclist
killed Thursday, June 3, in a three-
vehicle crash at the intersection of
County Road 30 and Foley Cut Off
Road. Funeral services were held
The Day residebt was a
maintenance planner for Buckeye,
Florida, where he had worked for
the past 3-1 years.
"We are deeply saddened by this

tragedy. Thomas had tremendous
God-giten ability and
determination. This is a very
hurtful loss to the company and
the community," said George
Oberschlake, Brickeye pulp drying
group manager.
.Smith was pronounced dead at
the scene Thursday. .
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP) report, he
was traveling westbound on C.R.
30 when a truck turned into his
The front of the truck, a 1996
Chets drit en bb Matthew Timothy

Every school in the district earned a "B" grade for the 2007-08 school year,
according to the Florida Department of Education. Most improved was Taylor
County High School, which had received a "D" grade the previous three years.

Cha tg OS are dIs missed
a a
RImal Shelter theft

The state attorney's office has
declined to prosecute 'the case
against former county employee
Lisa R. Freeman, 23, who was
arrested -vJuly 26 on grand
theft charges for allegedly
stealing money from the animal
Assistant State Attorney John N.
Weed dismissed the charges
against Freeman Monday, citing
"insufficient evidence."
Also dismissed were charges of
(filing) a false report with law
enforcement and escape.
Freeman was employed at the
shelter and initially reported the
suspected break-in on June 23.
She was arrested after three days
of interviews and investigation.

On Tuesday, Freeman stated she
was notit "probationary employee"
with the county and had, in fact,
been emply ed there since October
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She also said that there were
several "contradictions" in
statements made to police officers
investigating the theft.
Also contacted Tuesday, County
Administrator Jack Brown stated
Freeman had moved to a new
position within the county and that
her probation period had started
over for that new position.
He also noted that, while
Freeman was no longer a county
employee, "She was not dismissed
because of the (theft) charges"
brought against her.

The drivers of these two vehicles escaped serious injury in a Thursday afternoon crash
which killed motorcyclist Tommy H. Smith,

Moving up from 31st

State ranks 14th in education

' 00unty pledg es to

improve conditions

at animal shelter

County officials have pledged to improve conditions at the animal
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and the subject of the consolidated shelter dominated discussion.
County Administrator Jack Brown relayed a number of staff-
recommended policy changes as well as plans for physical
improlements to the structure.
One of the major complaints about the facility, according to Brown,

As the Taylor County School
District celebrates its honor roll
status for the second year in a row,.
educators across the state are
likewise celebrating a big jump in
Florida's ranking nationwide.
Commissioner of Education Eric
J. Smith announced Tuesday that
Florida moved from 31st place to
14th in the 2008 "Quality Counts:
Tapping into Teaching" report.
The report is compiled by
Education Week and rates
education in the 50 states and
District of Columbia.
The 12th edition of "Quality
Counts" grades the states based on

performance and policy in six
distinct are21s: chance for success;
K-12 achievement; standards,
assessments and accountability;
transitions and alignment; the
teaching profession; and school
finance. Florida ranked above the
national average in four of the six
areas. .
The state also recently surpassed
the national average in both fourth
grade reading and mathematics
and, for the first time, matched the
national average for eighth grade
Everyone has been doing what
we've been doing, putting our

noses to the grindstone and it's
paying off, said Taylor County
Superintendent Oscar M. Howard
It's encouraging to see
continued improvements and
reforms throughout our K-12
education system working to better
our students," said Smith. The
report highlights the policy
decisions that have put us on the
right track in public education, as
well as opportunities for us to
further excel.',
This year, "Quality Counts
expanded its teaching profession
benchmarks to look more broadly
at the states' roles in attracting,

==="'the deployingducat
workforce possible. With a state
grade of aB and a score of 83.2,
Florida's fourth place ranking
exceeded the national average by
10.2 points. Florida was also
recognized as one of only 12 states
that used data to track the link
between teachers' IDs to data on
their students' performance, and
one of only four states that can
match student records among the
elementary, secondary and
postsecondary levels.
"This report recognizes that
--* Please see page 3

is that the county has not done
enough to keep the temperature
down inside the shelter
Brown said they would be
implementing a series of
improvements to cool the inside
on a graduated schedule to
determine how much impact each
The suggested improvements
included removing the sk} lights
from the roof, installing a spra.1
system to cool the root
whitewashing the roof and
constructing a false ceiling inside
with insulation.

The cost of the improvements would be paid for through the animal
control budget
Brown also said animal control was working with a local volunteer
group to increase the number of hours the shelter is open.
The volunteers would be required to adhere to the coun[i's
employee policies and would have to submit to background checks
due to the number of children who visit the shelter to adopt animals
Finally. cash deposits will no longer be taken from those adopting
animals from the shelter. A $50 deposit is required when adopting a
pet. which is returned when proof is presented that the animal w as
Lender the new polley, those wishing to adopt an animal will be
"'* PIGaSG See page 3

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Religion . . . . . . .A-7
Community . . . . . .B-1
Editorial . . . . . . .B-2
Classified . . . . . .B-4

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Standing water appeared to be the cause of a one-vehicle crash that sent
a 2001 Toyota SUV slamming into a utility pole along U.S. Highway 98
The impact caused the vehicle to rotate counterclockwise and overturn
onto its roof. .
The driver, Tamara Brigman, 46, of Lakeland, sustained serious injuries
in the crash; a passenger, Tiffany Manukean, 25, also of Lakeland, was
critically injured.
Two additional passengers, Rachel Mabrey, 15, and Abigail Manukean,
3, received minor injuries.
Investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol is on-going.

Continued from page 1
students and improve student
learning in all areas. I would like to
thank our students, faculty, and
staff for their dedication to

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Laughs and memories
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'B' grades seen across the district

M. Howard Jr.
"It shows the commitment to
continuous improvement that
exists in our district. We'll get
started immediately at each school,
working on school improvement
plans for next year and working
towards an 'A' grade at all schools.
We all know now that being an
honor roll school district and
the bar continues to go up each
year and we're under an imperfect
grading and accountability system..
We can do it and we will.
"I've never been prouder of our
students, teachers and staff as I am
today. I extend my congratulations
and deepest appreciation to
everyone for their effort in making
Taylor County an honor roll school
district for th6 second consecutive

and in instructional delivery by the
teachers," Director of Instruction
Wanda Kemp said.
"This 'B' demonstrates the
determination of the students,
teachers, administration and staff
to improve, and I'm very, very
proud of them all. Havilig our high
school make the honor roll list of
Florida's high schools is just
wonderful. I hope the entire
community will join in
congratulating our students and
staff at TCHS for this outstanding
Across the district, schools also
received a "B" grade.
Perry Primary and Taylor
County Elementary (which are
graded together) had a total of 502
points; Taylor County Middle
School scored a total of 512; and
Steinhatchee School scored 500
The scores were a drop for
TCES and TCMS compared to last
,, ,,
year (when both were A
schools), but they still had
significantly higher scores than the
2005-06 school year.
Even though we had a slight
drop at Taylor County Elementary
and Taylor County Middle School
from last year, the fact that there
was improvement at most grade

levels in both reading and math
and that at most grades student
achievement scores are at or above
state level is indicative of the
continuous improvement by our
entire school district," Kemp said.
"As a district we improved by
three percent in the percentage of
students meeting high standards in
. reading and by four percent in the
percentage of students meeting
high standards in math. More
importantly, the percentage of
students in the lower quartile
continues to decrease and the
number of the students at or above
proficiency level continues to
For schools in Taylor County,
however, adequate yearly progress
(AYP},continues to be difficult to
sustain. All schools made 75
percent, or higher in AYP, but the

federal accountability system
requires schools to meet 100
percent of the set criteria.
"This is disappointing,
especially at our Title I schools,
because it means those schools will
continue in 'corrective action' or
enter into the planning year for
restructuring. However, each of
our Title I schools have made AYP
in previous years, so we know it
can be done, and we will begin
immediately to look at the data and
develop school improvement plans
to chart our course for AYP in 08-
"This is one of the happiest days
of my tenure as Superintendent, of
Schools. To have a 'B' high school
and all our other schools make the
honor roll list as well, is any
superintendent's goal," said
Superintendent of Schools Oscar

improving student achievement at
Taylor County High School."
,,When a school improves its
school grade by two or more
grades in a single year, it's an
indication of significant
achievement in studerits' learning

Air Force Airman Heather L.
Nielson has graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training'
the airman studied the Air Force
mission, organization and military
customs and courtesies; performed
drill and ceremony marches;
received physical training, rifle
marksmanship, fielo training
and special training in human
In addition airmen who
complete basic training earn
credits toward an associate degree
through the Community College of
the Air Force.
She is the daughter of Julie
Asuncion of Holiday Lane, La
Lu RtM., and Gordon Nielson of
Nielson is wa 2007 graduate of
Alamogordo High School, N.M.

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

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given a form which they will have
to bring to the County Clerk's
Office in the courthouse where
they will pay the deposit.
Several commissioners said the
system was not "customer
friendly," but Brown said that the
shelter had been accepting only
cash due to a high number of bad

In accountability

COntinued from page 1
student success in the future rests
not just on the quality of our K-12
dentlysitti b@d ilh irktrbF
partners working together to
prepare students for the future,
from preschool through college, in
and out -of the classroom," said
State Board of Education
Chairman T. Willard Fair. "Let this
inspire us to remain unyielding and
provide a catalyst to urge further
educational progress."
In .the standards, assessments
and accountability section, Florida
ranked 12th with a state grade of
an A and a score of 90.8. The
natiofiid average was a grade of aB
with a score of 83.6. Florida
surpassed the national average by
7.2 points. Florida's high score was
due in part to its extensive data
collection system and the
longitudinal PreK-20 data
warehouse, according to DOE


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tuitil 2:30 p.m. Monflay'through Friday. Flcase join us for freshly sliced'French iries, fresh
patted hamburgers and cheeseburgers, homemade soups, salads and desserts. A plate lunch
will be offered each Wednesday featuring good home cooking m the southern tradition.
Call ahead for take-outt It would be our pleasure to serve you! May God richly bless you
and please attend the church of your choice each weekI
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We have two banquet rooms in our main store. One will seat 50 and the other 150.
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sleeved shirts and pants to cover
skin and reduce the chance of
being bitten when outside between
dusk and dawn.
Eliminate standing water in
yards, such as in birdbaths, kiddie
pools, old tires and other
receptacles, as stagnant water is an
excellent breeding ground for

Use insect repellent that
contains DEET, which is an
effective repellent.
Keep window screens in good
Clean out rain gutters and keep
them unclogged to avoid pockets
of standing water.

With the number of cases of
Eastern Equine Encephalitis on the
rise in Florida and the first report
of the year of West Nile Virus in a
horse reported in Madison, local
and state officials are urging horse
owners to get their animals
As of June 30, there are four
times as many cases as there were
during the same time period in the
two previous years. There have
been 45 confirmed cases covering
21 counties as far south as Palm
Beach County. In the first six
months of 2007, there were 11
cases and the same number in
"We have had two relatively
quiet years in a row and I am
concerned that horse owners may
get complacent and delay having
their animals properly vaccinated,"
Commissioner of Agriculture
Charles Bronson said. "But with
the rainy season starting to resume,
we are likely to see a lot more
mosquitoes than we have during
the two years of drought."
According to Taylor County
Director of Environmental
Services John Singer, the last
reported case of EEE in the county
was in 2005, when the state had a
total of 105 cases for the year.
EEE is a viral disease that affects
the central nervous system and is
transmitted to horses by infected
mosquitoes. Signs of the virus
include fever, listlessness,
stumbling, circling, coma and
usually death. The disease is fatal
in horses in 90 percent of the cases.
. The first;case of West, Nile Virus

has also been detected in a horse in
Madison County.
Bronson says the majority of
cases of EEE and West Nile Virus
can be prevented through proper
vaccinations against mosquito
borne illnesses and he is reminding
horse owners that now is the time
to take action. Horse owners are
urged to check with their
veterinarian to make sure their
animals have received
current vaccinations and booster
shots against WNV and EEE,
and that these shots are kept up to
Singer echoes Bronson's urging
for horse owners to inoculate their
animals, adding that the mosquito
spraying done by the county is
along roads and will not often
reach where the horses are.
With the recent rams, the
number of spray requests have
increased recently, he said.
There are ongoing efforts to
keep the mosquito populations
down but because there is no fool
proof method to prevent the
diseases, vaccinations are critical.
Bronson says EEE can also be
contracted by people and is often
Florldians and visitors,
especially in rural areas that don't
have regular mosquito control
programs, can take simple steps to
protect themselves against
mosquito borne diseases by
following several simple steps:
Limit time outside during dusk
and dawn when mosquitoes are
most active.
Wear light colored, long-

Commission training
Taylor County Commissioner Pat Patterson (right) was
recognized during the board's regular meeting Monday, July
7, for completing the advanced county commission training
program offered by the Florida Association of Counties.
Shown above, Commission Chairman Clay Bethea presented a
plaque to Patterson for her achievement.

Adoption fees routed

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checks and a recent theft prompted
the newest change.
The shelter is located at 302
Maurice Linton St.
The county and the City of Perry
consolidated their animal control
departments in September 2006.
According to the interlocal
agreement, the courity is
responsible for all animal control
services with the city making
quarterly payments to the cotinty.

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Perry Village Shops
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and alignment category was a C+
and a score of 78.6, above the
national average of 73.3 points.
This section indicates whether
states hate adopted a definition of
,Achool readi-nesse require all high
school students to complete a
college-preparatory curriculum to
earn a diploma, and adopted
definitions of college and
workforce readiness.
"Flonda has made tremendous
improvements throughout the early
childhood benchmarks, due largely
in-part to the Voluntary Pre-
Kindergarten program; but we
recognize the work is far from
.finished," said Commissioner
"By implementing newly
created programs, such as the Go
Higher! Task Force, we will begin
to see improvements transitioning
students into college or the



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"In today's demanding global
economy, this report indicates that
Florida's quality K-12 education
system works to prepare students
Fr the future." said- The Florida
Council of 100 President Susan
Pareigis. By transitioning
students from postsecondary
education and the workforce,
Florida is poised to compete more
effectively on an international
The K-12 achievement section
focused on student learning in
,elementai-y through high school.
This section also analyzed
achievement gaps between poor
and non-poor students, as well as
progress in closing those gaps:-
Florida finished seventh
nationally, a result attributed by
DOE officials to the state's reform
efforts, literacy initiatives and
success in closing the achievement
Florida's grade in the tralisitions

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Horse owners are urged to vaccinate

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THANK YOU. NFCC thanks the Artist Series Angel sponsors for
su porting and enhancing the 2007-08 Artist Series season.

Sheri Moon, 2009 Event Chair
for Relay For Life in Taylor
County, has happily announced
that most of the positions on the
Event Committee has been filled
with "eager volunteers."
There are a few positions,
however, which need hard-
working volunteers: team
development, team retention,
logistics and entertainment.
Moon is planning the first
meeting of the Event Committee in
July. If you are interested in any of
these positions, please contact her
at 584-7588. "We want your ideas
so we can best help the American
Cancer Society," she said.


Re ohnSoahtnusrodnay

beTh WdashSJolm ReunanwiH
beginning at -11 a.m. at the Perry
Woman's Club located at 502 N.
Jefferson St.
All family and friends are
invited to attend; a covered dish
lunch will be shared at 12 noon.
All paper products and ice will
be furnished.

Tomorrow you will walk
another line,
Complete another one
of your goals'
Open up many doors to
your future,
But most of all, you have
made us proud AGAIN!
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Love. .
Mom, Dad, Paul & Dorsey
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Congratulations to our
Laura Lee Grubbs /
on graduating and
., receiving your Bachelor
of Business Administration }
from Flagler University in
May 2008.
We are proud of your
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Mom Et Dad
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Stephen & Sharon Yoczik

Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Mickler
Million Realty
Brian O'Connell &
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GayI & Bobbie O'Hara
Dr. Harry & Elizabeth Rotter
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Jimmy & Kathy Sale
Tim & Mary Ann Sanders
Glen & Florida Smith
Dennis & Joan Sootkoos
Bryan & Mikey Wilson

Davis-Freeman vows

planned for October 1
Dorothy and Larry Davis of Lakeland, formerly of Perry, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Tamika Lynn, to Robert Lewis Freeman, the
son of Lori and Brant Freeman of Perry.
Their wedding and reception is planned for Oct. 1, 2008, at 2 p.m. and
will be held at "The Barn." Formal invitations will be issued, but all
friends and relatives of the couple are cordially invited to attend.

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Robert Lewis Freeman, Tamika Lynn Davis

Robert 'Lance' Gibson, Ashley Ann Cowart

Travis and Gail Cowart of
Pooler, Ga., announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Ashley Ann, to Robert "Lance"
Gibson, the son of Paul and
Connie Gibson of Perry.
The bride-to-be graduated from
Groves High School in 2005 and is
currently a nursing student. She is
the granddaughter of Irma Syms
and the late Aaron Harmor), at ell
aE Travis and Mary Cowarty,-m-, a -
The prospective groom is a 2003
graduate of .Taylor County High
School, currently serving in the
U.S. Army and the Army National
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A July 26, 2008, wedding is
planned at 1 p.m. in Calvary
Baptist Church. All friends and
relatives of the couple are cordially
invited to attend.


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(possession of cocaine), Ptl. Murphy,
Robert Willis, 29, no address given,
FTA for jail sentence, Deputy Sheffield,
June 18:
Anne Elizabeth Wells, 49, uttering a
forged instrument, cheating, Ptl. Geyer,
Darius Raytunda Robinson, 19, 220
Susan Street, DWLS/R knowingly, no
motor vehicle registration, Sgt. Gray,

battery), Deputy Upshaw, TCSO.
Anthony Todd Morgan, 34, 2112 Old
Dixie Highway, VOP (fraudulent use of
credit card), Ptl. Griffin, PPD.
Frank Casmier Urbanski, 38, 1302
S. Center Street, DUI (4th), DWLS
(knowingly), refusal to submit to lawful
test, Ptl. Cordova, PPD.
June 14:
Faith Elaine White, 47, 176 East
Center Street, passing worthless
checks, Ptl. Griffin, PPD.
June 15:
Perry Herbert McFadden, 55, 317 N.
Byron Butler Parkway, false
imprisonment, battery, Ptl. Cordova,
Jason Delbert Quiett, 24, 1112 E.
Granger Drive, DUI, reckless driving,
possession of less than 20 grams
cannabis, possession of drug
paraphernalia, fleeing/eluding law
enforcement officer, introduction of
contraband into jail, aggravated
domestic battery, criminal mischief,
battery, Sgt. Gray, PPD.
John Clark, 46, 804 E. Wilson
Street, aggravated battery with
deadline weapon, aggravated assault
with deadly weapon, Ptl. Deeson, PPD.
Robert Carter, 34, 1220 Glennis
Cruce Road, violating restraining
order, Deputy Upshaw, TCSO.
June 16:
Robert A. Murphy, 39, 1874 Johnson
Stripping Road, felony
fleeinglattempted to elude law
enforcement officer, battery
(domestic), DWLS/R (habitual

offender), DUI with property damage,
refusal to submit to chemical test,
Deputy Hayden, TCSO.
June 17:
James Sadler, 22, no address given,
trespass after warning, VOP (resisting
officer with violence, petit theft), Ptl.
Norris, PPD.
Thomas R. Dixon, 30, 200 Goff
Street, DWLS (knowingly), fleeing and
eluding, reckless driving, Ptl. Murphy,
Noe Sanchez, 32, Live Oak, FTA

Officer Wilcox, FWC.
Jo Ann Morgan, 41, 10115 Puckett
Road, DUI, Officer Harvey, FWC.
June 10:
Daniel McCune, 22, Jasper,
VOP (aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon), Deputy Murphy,
Rebecca Carniey, 37, Chipley, F1A
(child support), Deputy Murphy, TCSO.
Jackie Baumgardner, 47, 4929
Jones Baumgardner Lane, VOP
(disorderly conduct), Deputy Hooker,
June 11:
Debra Jean Wilson, 51, 6791 Calvin
Morgan Road, VOP (possession of
cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia), Deputy Padgett,
June 12:
James Kuehn, 42, 317 N. Byron
Butler Parkway, domestic battery, Ptl.
Murphy, PPD.
June 13:
James Cruce, 44, Columbia, Ala.,
child support, walk-in.
Joshua E. McKinney, 19, 1940
Ellison Gamble Road, DUI, Ptl. Cash,
Tony T. Anderson, 30, 909 S. Spring
Place, VOP/DWLS, fleeing a police
officer, Ptl. Griffin, PPD.
Angela Clark, 36, 2650 Courtney
Road, FTA (DWLS/R), arrearage
in child support, Deputy Lundy,
Lasbek Oglesby, 33, 702 S.
Schwartz Street, VOP (aggravated

Editor's Note: It is the policy of this
newspaper to run the names of all
those arrested and booked at the
Taylor County Jail. All those listed
below have been charged with a crime,
but are considered innocent until
proven guilty.
June 4:
Tonja Selena Ezell, 34, 109 Susan
Street, DWLS (knowingly), no officer
James Sadler, 22, no address given,
VOP (resisting without violence),
Deputy Hooker, TCSO.
Jason Lee McNair, 24, 1611 Givens
Street, VOP (burglary/grand theft), Ptl.
Curry, PPD.
Alanah Sherrell Cusseaux, 20, 3309
S. U.S. Highway 19, cheating, grand
theft, Ptl. Norris, PPD.
June 5:
Michael Andrew Scott, 57, 2306 A.
Young Road, lewd exhibition in
presence of child, Ptl. Deeson, PPD.
James Calhoun, 25, P.O. Box 398,
VOP (aggravated assault), Deputy
Hayden, TCSO.
Annie Elizabeth Wells, 48, 2573
Boyd Road, disorderly intoxication,
resisting without violence, Deputy
Johns, TCSO.
Wanda Leah Branch, 45, 3007
Leroy Lyons Road, VOP
(DWLS/forgeryluttering a forgery),
Deputy Hayden, TCSO.
Wallace Randall Holmes. Ill, 21,
4538 Woods Creek Road,
lewd/lascivious molestation, Deputy
Davis, TCSO.

William Bernard Demps, 45, 500 S.
Warner Street, Apt. E-2, possession of
child pornography, promotion of a
sexual performance by a child, no
officer given.
June 6:
James Steven Hodges, 29, 1409
Quail Street, burglary,
battery/domestic, Ptl. Hightower, PPD.
John William Shaw, 20, 2633 Sidney
Blanton Road, cheating, theft, uttering
a forged check, Ptl. Curry, PPD.
June 7:
Franklin Bretz, 48, 15751 Breeze
Drive, aggravated battery, Deputy
Hightower, TCSO.
Amy Merrill, 35, Tyrone,.Okla., FTA
(pre-trial, PWBC), VOP (disorderly
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Joseph Dixon, 36, 2409 Golf Course
Road, burglary, battery, Ptl. Cash,
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Alfred K. Qosaj, 32, Dundin, giving
false name to law enforcement officer,
DWLS (knowingly), Officer Chaffin,
Brenda Miller, 43, 216 Mardral
Drive, DUI, Ptl. Cash, PPD.
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Terrance Forehand, 24, 1117 N.
Quincy Street, aggravated battery,
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When Tomorrow
Starts Without Me

Family, when tomorrow starts
virithout me and I'm not there
to see,
if the sun should rise and find
your eyes all filled with tears for
I wish so much you wouldn't
cry the way you did today
While thinking of all the many
things we didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
as much as I love you.
And each time you think of me, I know you'll miss me, too.
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name and took me by the
And said my place was ready in Heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eyes,
and for all my life I thought, I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for and so much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good one and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had.
if I could relive my last Monday, I thought, for just a little while,
Mama, I'd say goodbye and kiss each of you and maybe see
you smile.

But then I fully realized this could never be,
For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
And when I thought of the worldly things that I'd miss come
tomorrow, I thought of my family, and when I did, my heart
was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through Heaven's
gates, I felt so much.at home, Then Daddy, God looked down
and smiled at me from His great white throne.

He said, "This is eternity and all that I have promised you,
Today for life on earth is passed but it starts anew.
I promised no tomorrow, but today will always last, and since
Each day's the same there is no ongoing or te past.
But you have been forgiven and now at last you're free.
So won't you put your hand in mine and share my life with me?
So, Family when tomorrow starts without me don't think we're
far apart, For every time you think of me, I'm right there in your
NOW & FOreVer

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Very Special Poem 4
FOr My Son
Sort, right before my eyes, you had grbwn up so
rrtuch ort your way to becoming a special young
mart that you were.
Frorrt a baby, to a boy, to a young man, you were
full of life and filled with surprises. Trying to keep
up with you has been marty things: rewarding,
challenging, hopeful, and fulfilling. Irt every one
of your years, you have given me more happiness
artd love thdu most people will ever dream of As a
farrtily, we have walked along marry paths ort our
way from yesterday to where we are today'
Love has always been our companion, keeping us
close even though we are apart. You have given
me marty gifts ort this journey. But, rtone are more
precious, my Sort, than the smiles you have
givers to my heart.
Angela Jones .and Reginald King
Morrimy ared Daddy

Petersburg; eight grandchildren;
child d al
nile e annephew n; an sever
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, July 10, at 11 a.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home with
interment to follow at Pisgah
Family members will receive
fnends today, July 9, from 6 to 8
p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home'
wa hi eme ts. In charge 9f

Mary Etta JoneS
Mary Etta Jones, 76, of Perry,
died July 6, 2008.
A native and lifelong resident of
Perry, she was a member of Mount
Oel dBnp se 8shhuerrchM ere d
Hospitality Committee.
Survivors include: three sons,

9 ?He I hof TampaTAal
Oliver of Tampa; fe daughter
e y Mor s, aDelor sdaHit?
ng .
all of Perry, and Rhonda Oliver of
Tallahassee; four brothers, Frank
Jones of Perry, David Jones of
Tampa, J.C. Jones of West Palm
Beach and A.D. Jones of Perry; a
sister, Annie Ruth Prince of Perry;
27 grandchildren; 25 great
4 please see page 8

In Loving
MelTIOfy Of
Charles Gent
August 5, 1956
.1uly 9, 2007
No words I write can ever say
How much I miss you everyday
As time oes by the loneliness
How I miss you nobody knows
think of u in silence
I often speak your name
But all I have are memories
And photos in a frame
No one knows my sorrow
No one sees me weep
But the love I have for you
Is in my heart to keep
Deep inside my heart
You are with me still
Heartaches in this world are
But mine is worse than any
Little did we know that
morning God called your name
In life we loved you dearly in
Death we do the same
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone
For part of us went with you
You left us beautiful memorieS
Though we cannot see you
You are always by our side
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again
Lov '
Barbara, Stephen, Latedra,
and Octivia

Tomm Henr Smith
1 1
Tommy Henry Smith, 51, of
Day, died July 3, 2008, in Perry.
A native and lifelong resident of
Lafayette County, Mr. Smith was
the son of Zelda Ezell Dietrick and
the late Louis C. Smith. He was a
maintenance planner for Buckeye
Florida, where he had worked for
the last 34 years. Mr. Smith was a
member of the Suwannee River

a 09r
years, Shan'na Bland Smith of
Day; one son, Chris Smith of
Mayo; one daughter, Morgan
Brooks of Valdosta, Ga.; his
mother, Zelda Dietrick of Day; one
brother, Ronnie Smith of Day;
t grandchilhderen and a host of
Funeral services were held
Monday, July 7, at 11 a.m., at
BDrewer IAe B t CAh hs
office ng. Interment followed in
Day Cemetery.
Family members received
friends Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in
Mayo, which was in charge of
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations be made to
the Lafayette County Penny

Gladys C. Lago
Gladys C. Lago, 94, died July 7,
2008, in Perry.
A native of Perry, she returned in
1966 after living in and working
for the City of St. Petersburg for
many years. She was a Boy Scout
den mother and a voter precinct
poll volunteer, as well as a member
dM m nBdaapytiSchool teacher
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Donald C. Lago; one
daughter; Nancy Lago; and one
granddaughter, Stefame Currey.
She is survived by: two sons,
Wayne Lago and Steve Lago, both
of Perry; two daughters, Pat Lago
and Donna Steppie, both of St.

To My First 4
Deonta, my first love
and father of our
beautiful daughter,
Nakadea King

People say young people
don't know what love is,
but I'll tell you this, if
what we shared wasn't
love, it was the closest
thing to it. Love is a
fiendship, a connection
between two people and
whatever two people make
It. Deonta, I wish you were
here with us to celebrate
this day, brit I know you
are in our hearts. We love
you and rniss you.

Happy Birthday!!!
Love, ya,
Sheauntea and
Nakadea King

You're Like Our Son
From the first day you were born you were so special, so smart,
so sensitive, so good at everything you did.
You made life so much fun, now as you grew, you became your own
person with your own ideals, with your own ways of doing things. It was
exciting to watch you as you grew more independent, but you're still
special, still smart, still sensitive, still good. Deonta, you touched a lot
of peoples' lives on your journey in life. We are so very proud to call you
our nephew. We want you to know we devotedly love and miss you.
To all of his friends on this special day, his birthday, honor his memories
by giving God the opportunity to love you unconditionally.
Go to church on Sunday morning, allow yourself to be revived,
renewed, restored and redeemed through the Word of God.
Happy Birthday Deonta
'Curtis, Ann, Carla, CJ, Shabraeliah, Jai and Jordyn

A gospel sing in the afternoon will spotlight The Southland Quartet.
V.B.S. be ins Sunda
Vacation Bible School will kick off at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church on
Sunday, July 13, with classes through Friday. Dinners will be provided
each evening at 5:30 with classes following at 6. Everyone is invited "to
come join the fun."

Service of healing planned
Bishop Dennis Nobles and the Rev. Fred Ripley will lead a service of
faith healing (for body and soul) on Saturday, July 12, at 7 p.m.
Everyone is invited to this "special mght of prayer and healing" at

Homecoming in Shady Grove
Homecoming will be observed at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist
Church on Sunday, July 13, at I1:30 a.m.
Dinner will follow the services; everyone is invited to attend.

Full day at San Pedro!
San Pedro Baptist Church will also observe Homecoming on Sunday,

ynle ad ttS dtaor hCor ss oad0B isa h h pWes /almbee
will be the featured speaker.
Dinner on the grounds will follow. Current members, former members,
former pastors and friends are all invited.

There is never a risk of
, losing their home and they
are free to sell or refinance the
time. All money received is
tax free and has no effect on
Social Security or retirement
This mortgage may not-be
right for everyone, but it was
right for me. It was such a
blessing forme thatIdecided
to share it with others I care
about. Is it nght for you? Find
out now!

Callme, Ella Jane Freeman
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I have been in mortgage
lending for 20 years and I
offer you honesty, integrity
and the ability to assist you
with your mortgage lending
needs. Give me a call to
learn more. You will never
be pressured or made to feel
unegogage in any way.
I will respect your privacy,
and keep your call strictly

Senior citizens who are at
least 62 years old and own
a home, can now borrow
against the equity in their
home, utilizing the money for
just about anything, without
ever having to repay the debt.
They can continue living in
the home for the rest of their
lives without the burden of
making monthly payments.
This is now possible
'thanks to a Home Equity
Conversion Mortgage created
by the Federal Government's
Department of Housing and
Urban Development, also
known as HUD.

to:This money can be used
1. Pay off an existing
2. Pay for medical expenses
3. Supplement income
4. Supplement savings
5. Make repairs to the home
6. Provide financial assistance
to family members
ERtabliS a line of .cy t
that can be used if needed in
the future
8. Vacation and travel

or even make them clear I pnly
know I owe so much to ph le
And when I put my thoughts in
verse, it's just a way to share the
musing of a thankful heart, a heart
much like your own, for nothing
that I think br write is mine alone.
So if you found some beauty in
any word or line, it's just your
soul's reflection in proximity with
mine. _
A Citywide Mission meeting
will be held Sunday, July 13, at the
Church of God of Pr hecy; all
societies are asked to be present
and on time. President Helen
Smith presiding
The many friends of the city

town and city and every state and
nation, have given me so many
things intangible and dear
I couldn't begin to count them all

wish to extend their deepest
heartfelt sympathy to the Jones
family in the loss of their loved
one, Mrs. Mary D. Jones, who
passed away .Sunday evening at
Doctors' Memorial Hospital. God
saw she was getting tired and a
cure was not to be, so He put his
arms around her and whispered,
Come with me.
Say a prayer for the sick and
shut-in in nursing homes, hospitals
and at home, for the Armed Forces
far and near, those in jail and
prison, disobedient children and
children away from home.
Children obey your parents; love
God from whence comet your
help. The world needs prayer.

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every walk and station, from every

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doctors' appointments are just come of the blessings we received. Most of
all, we thank you for your prayers. Please continue to remember me.
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Sonny Rivera (left) was the guest speaker at the Friends of
the Taylor County Public Library meeting held Monday, June
30. Rivera spoke about a "family treasure," a book written
by her great aunt in calligraphy. Shown with Rivera is
Friends President James Gross.

Kevin Whiddon of Douglasville,
Ga; one sister, Suzanne Springer
of Wakulla; and four
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, July 8, at 2 p.m. at First
Baptist Church in Steinhatchee
with Vaughn Farnell and Aaron
Turner officiating. Interment
followed at Waters Cemetery.
Family members received
friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the church.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.

involved in the children's church
program, adult Bible readings and
helping the elderly.
He was preceded in death by his
father, Thomas Vance Whiddon.
Survivors include: his wife of
eight years, Sharon Patricia
(Willis) Whiddon of Steinhatchee;
his mother, Evelena Whiddon
of Steinhatchee; two sons,
Darren Whiddon of Steinhatchee
and B.J. Thomas of Salem; two
daughters, Christine Cooper of
Ashville, N.C., and Heather
Hatch of Old Town; one brother,

(COntInued frorn page 7)
grandchildren; and one great great
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at
Mt. Olive M.B. Church with
interment at Springhill Cemetery
in Perry.
Family members will receive
friends Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
with a wake from 5 to 6 p.m. at Mt.
Olive M.B. Church.
Trinity Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements.
Joseph Darren
Joseph Darren Whiddon, 47,
died July 5, 2008, at Shands m
Gainesville after an extended
Born in New Orleans, La., he
moved here from Tallahassee and
had spent most of his life in
Steinhatchee. He worked as a
lineman for Tri-County Electric
Mr. Whiddon was a member of
First Baptist Church in
Steinhatchee, where he was



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at library
Taylor County resident Sonny
Rivera showcased a "family
treasure" at a recent meeting of the
Friends of the Taylor County
Public Library.
In 1924, her great aunt, Marion
Nash Brayton, wrote a book
entirely in calligraphy to console
her brother upon the death of his
wife and newborn son.
During the meeting, Rivera
spoke about how the book was
passed down in her family. She
also read from it for those in
The next meeting of the Friends
organization will be held Monday,
be local author Pam Cook.



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Ford Motor Company kicks off also be held. "Color our picture of start of the event. Don't forget your
its centennial celebration of the the Model T in your favorite crayons," organizers said.
Model T with a "pit stop" in place-driving through the city, in Main Street will host a block
historic downtown Perry Monday, the countryside, or motoring party with dancing in the streets,
July 14, from 6-8 p.m: through Perry. Wherever your raffle drawings every half hour and
Perry is the first stop on a Model T is going, we want to see a "Turn-of-the-Century" hat (men
nationwide tour that ends in it. The winner will get to take a or women) or parasol contest. The
Richmond, Ind., which will be the ride in a classic Model T as it winner will receive a $100 U.S.
setting for the largest gathering of parades around the courthouse Savings Bond courtesy of Capital
Model Ts since they left the square. Coloring sheets can be o** Pl98S6 See e 6

Model T


October 1, 1908, marks the
anniversary of the first Model T
built for sale
priced, mass-produced automobile
with standard interchangeable
The Model T was equipped
with a 20-horsepower, four-
cylhid r engine with ialtoppspeed of

weighed 1,200 pounds and
achieved 13-21 miles per gallon.
The moving assembly line for

trhaufMco Ing n1 volutionized
More than 15 million Model Ts
had been sold by May 26, 1927,
when a ceremony marked the
formal end of Model T production.
Henry Ford called the Model T
"the universal car," a low-cost,
reliable vehicle that could be
maintained easily and could
successfully travel the poor roads
of the era.
On Dec. 18, 1999, the Ford
Model T was named "Car of the
Century" by a panel of 133
automotive journalists and experts
who began with a list of 700
candidates in 1996 and
sequentially narrowed the
nominees through seven rounds of
balloting over three years.

"Lots2Give" Web site and
members of the public are invited
to vote for their favorite entry.
(There is a limit of three votes per
person per day per computer.) The
winners will be determined based
on the voting results. Winners
will be announced on or about
Aug. 2.
Perry Primary plans to use the
money to improve classroom
libraries and also give students

books to take home to begin or
improve their home libraries.
Voting is easy, Perry Primary
officials said: "Go to
http://www.lots2give.com and
click on the yellow box that says
search by zip code. Type in 32347
and the Perry Primary video
should come up. You may vote
three times per computer per day.
Tell your friends and family to

Perry Primary School has been
named a finalist with a chance to
win a $10,000 grant from Big
To apply for the grant, schools
submitted a 90-second video on
why they need financial support.
Some 100 finalists, including
Perry Primary, were chosen by Big
From now through July 22, the
entries are posted on the

The grand prize for the coloring contest is a ride around the
courthouse square in a Model T.

District Assistant Governor Diane Ching installed the members of the 2008-09 Board of
Directors for the Perry Rotary Club Tuesday, July 2. Shown above with Ching are: (from I to
r): Director Jeff Manning, President-Elect Penny Staffney, Director Stephen Tullos'
Treasurer/Secretary Kay Gireen, directors Nelda Parker Pace and Ruby Ellis, Sergeant at
Arrbs Dr. Wyatt Taylor, Vice President Thark Viola and President Dawn Gunter,

C So P 8100 n em Sef C lU

title of Master Log g er

Martelle Shriver, left, with Angela Wilson of Capital City

forestry services, in this growing
segment of the local and state
economy." Forestry contributes
$1,938.7 million to the Taylor
County economy. Approximately
7,700 employees work directly in
the county's forest industry, which
generates a $577 million payroll.
Forest products and paper
companies within the state
collectively generate $16.6 billion
in manufactured products and
create more than 133,000 jobs in
local communities.
Cruce and Simpson traveled to
Lake City, where they participated
in sessions with 27 other

participants. The classes covered
technological innovations in the
logging industry, environmental
management, the changing wood
supply and demands for more
sophisticated business practices.
Lectures included topics on timber
security, endangered species,
planning for forest harvests,
business finance, wage
managements logging safety, legal
affairs and the latest in
environmental regulations.
According to Bob Moore, logger
education program consultant, "the
--* Please see page 6

Kent Cruce of W.H. Simpson
Logging, LLC, and Diane
Simpson, of B&D Logging, both
in Perry, have completed a three-
day education program designed to
train timber harvesters in safe,
efficient and environmentally
sound logging practices.
Completion of this training
earned Cruce and Simpson the
industry designation of Master
Logger: a professional logger with
at least one successful year of
operating experience.
Cruce and Simpson returned to
Taylor County "with enhanced
credentials to offer logging and

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Martelle Shriver, left, with Charles McC el an of
McClellan's Shell

Muskagee Creek Indian Nation: second
and fourth Sat., 7 p.m.Tribal grounds, Lyman
Henry 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.
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 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
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 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:

second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Community Center.
Vogue XIll: 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 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.
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.

AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
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, 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 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.,
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Rosehead
Taylor County Leadership Council:

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Has Florida become an

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Perfect night in Steinhatchee

- The right. side of a bridge

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Dear Editor: event, beliefiting 'Big Bend
On June 13, the Taylor Made Hospice, was made possible
Gospel Sing was held at the First through the generosity of many
United Methodist Church individuals and businesses in
Fellowship Hall. This wonderful Taylor County.

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remains in the top five states for
energy use in transportation.
A study initiated by the late Gov.
Lawton Chiles stated Florida
imports about 95 percent of our
state energy needs, including the
fuel used in our power generating
facilities. The question that must
be asked now is where will the
energy come from that sustains
Florida's quality of life and
In the Florida Energy Profile
prepared in 1997 by the U.S.
Department of Energy, the study
concluded, "Florida could improve
both its environment and its
economy by developing the vast
natural gas resources that exist off
its Gulf coast. These resources
could be used to displace coal and
residual fuels in Florida's power
plants, cleaning the state's air and
creating thousands of high-wage
"Moreover, these natural gas
resources could be explored for
and produced in a way that poses
less of a threat to Florida's coast
and coastal waterways than does
the continued annual import of
more than 250 million barrels of
petroleum products."
Research published by the
Tampa Tribune states Florida is
the second most expensive state m
the nation for the use of natural gas
due primarily to transportation
-- spitetheavailability ofclean

offshore energy resources, the
need for the energy and the
technical capabilities to produce it
in an environmentally safe manner,
political forces continue to prevent
access to the very resources federal
research recommends that Florida
Of course, denied access to
offshore resources creates
increased dependency of out-of-
state and out-of-country suppliers.
Florida is fortunate in that Texas,
Louisiana, Mississippi and
Alabama share their resources with
us, but our Gulf neighbors who
allow and encourage energy
production off their own coasts
may soon respond to Florida as
western states have responded to
California: Why share what we
have and need when you refuse to
meet your own needs in a
responsible manner?
As a veteran, I am sensitive to
the fact that our country spends
$50 billion annually to maintain a
military presence in the Middle
East to provide access to energy
resources that can be greatly
provided by U.S. companies
operating under federal laws
within our own borders.
Our battlefield sacrifices for the
OPEC nations have been rewarded
with reduced production, higher
prices and the expectation of
continued U.S. troops to defend

Editor's Note: Bill Boe is a
Gainesville resident who has provided
testimony and comments at federal
public hearings regarding energy
policy and is a previous contributor to
this newspaper's editorial section. The
following column, first published by the
Gainesville Sun in June, 2001, is
being reprinted today, per his request,
due to its relevance to Florida's current
energy concerns.
In recent weeks, both
Democratic and Republican
politicians have exhausted
themselves in condemning
American companies for
attempting to develop offshore
energy resources in the Gulf of
In reality, their rhetoric of fear
and misinformation serves as an
inadequate substitute for a state
energy policy.
The facts are now apparent:
Florida has allowed itself to
become an energy welfare state
and is now in the midst of an
expanding crisis at least partially
created by political barriers to
energy self-sufficiency.
As a state, we are an intensive
energy consumer, and the 2000
census shows the Florida
population increased 23 percent in
the past 10 years,
Additionally, with million of
tourists visiting Florida daily, the


and the Rev. Vaughn Farnell, our
ambulance personnel on both sides
of the river.
This year, as for the past many
years, Linda and Ben Wicker of
Bay Breeze Realty and Roy's
Restaurant have been faithful
supporters of our fireworks and
were joined this year by a
wonderful communityaresponse.
from our new Steinhatchee River
Chamber of Commerce presided
over by Pam Wessels, Anchor
Trust Properties, Inc.
Please thank these businesses
and individuals as you meet them:
The Lodge at Steinhatchee, The
Moorings, Steinhatchee Resorts
Management, Steinhatchee Place
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Dear Editor:
We could not have asked for, a
mote perfect night with a light
breeze off the river and many folks
to help us celebrate our annual
Steinhatchee "4th of July in the
Mr. Eldon Sadler started our
evening with his music as he has so
smans ...osher limes in our
"communill. He is a treasure and
our thanks are never enough.
Commander Robert "Mo"
Morrison of American Legion Post
291 in Steinhatchee, assisted by
Sergeant at Arms Bryan Peters and
Post Chaplain Mel LaRue, raised
our flag with tribute to our service
personnel stationed all over Eh?
world fighting to preserve the
freedoms we enjoy tonight.

Our fireworks are selected by
Larry and Paula Fritcher of Sea
Witch Signs of Steinhatchee.
When they arrive in Steinhatchee
the display. The folks who put your
show, on the past two years are
James and Lisa Faulkner of
Faulkner Lawn and Maintenance
ServicerofSicinhatches Rhettgang
Kiin Maiildfn ~ 'of Matildid
Collision Clinic, Inc,. of Perry, and
Larry and Paula Fritcher. Our
thanks to each of you they were
fantastic. Our thanks to the
Steinhatchee and Jena Fire and
Rescue personnel, our Taylor and
Dixie county law enforcement and
our Florida Fish and Wildlife
officers on the river. Our grateful
thanks go to Ron and Sue Coward

TO a CiVil engineer, a bridge is nothing
but a structure over a river, chasm or
To a dentist, a bridge is an artificial
replacement of a missing topth or teeth,
To a violinist, a bridge is a thin, fixed
wedge or support raising the strings
above the sounding board. *
To a plastic surgeon, a bridge is the
ridge or upper line of the nose.
To an opthamologist, a bridge is the
connector on eyeglasses which joins the
two lenses
But to a middle-aged woman who
desperately needs a vacation, a bridge is
a lifesaver--separating two very real
worlds with a large body of water,
I've been on the right side of a bridge
for seven days--the right side being the
one away from work and responsibility.
I've looked at the waves and decided
that I'm going to be okay after all.
I've looked at the sunsets and decided
that a colorful life is available to
I've looked at the seagulls and wished
I could fl knowing I would just stay.
I've looked at the sand and wondered
how many particles make up even a
small beach.
I've looked at women my age in
bathing suits and decided not to go for a
walk in mine.
I've looked for shells which roll back
and forth with the surf, and committed
self to bei that resilient.
I've looked at beach houses and
wished I owned one.
l've looked at children and
remembered when mine were small.
I've looked at kites and recalled flying
my own, as a young girl and then as a

I've looked at flip flops and wondered
who thought of them.
- I've looked at dogs and considered
what good role models they are for
loyalty, if not modesty.
I've looked at sea oats and thought
about the tremendous role these spindly
stalks play in preserving a coastline.
I've looked at colorful umbrellas and
tents, and the family units they sheltered,
while giving thanks for my own.
I've looked at bottled water and had to
ask: who knew it would be so amous
I've looked at continuous spray suntan
lotion and pondered why it took so long
to appear.
I've looked at lizards on the
boardwalk, and osprey in the air.
I've looked at gnarled trees, swept by
the sea spray, and I now understand
that if you live long enough, you'll be
gnarly too.
I've seen fireworks and I've seen rain,
I've explored islands and new
neighborhood inlets.
But on Sunday, at 10 a.m., I locked the
doors to the vacation home I loved and
cherished for seven days, and came
face-to-face with that same bridge again.
Just as the ocean breathes in and out,
I joined an undulating wave of those
leaving this island, and met in mid-air a
new, smaller wave of those approaching
the island.
I'm glad I'm not a civil engineer who
sees only the structural qualities of a
bridge. I've been fortunate to see how
bridges give us rest, and put us back out
there again.
And I don't want to live where there
aren't any bridges.

We want to extend a heartfelt
thank you to everyone who
supported this event. Special
thanks go to First United
Methodist Church for the use of
the Fellowship Hall, to Doctors'
Memorial Hospital and Norma
Reynolds for preparing the dinner,
the youth at Stewart Memorial
AME Church and Westside Baptist
Church for serving the dinner, the
ladies at St. John's Christian
eelde s nd ohut t e
Christian Fellowship Church for
helping with the auction, Billy
Hudson who M.C.'ed the program
and Frog Courtney and Al Spriggle
who served as auctioneers. Our
entertainers, The Faith Quartet and
HeartSon made the evening a
delight. '
Auction donors generated a
record amount of donations to help
meet Big Bend Hospice patient
care needs in Taylor County. More
than 80 businesses and individuals
Please see page 3
In a Letter to the Editor
published July 2 from David
Dunkle thanking area supporters
of the Taylor Technical Institute
Business Department, the
following names were
inadvert ntly omitted: Ms. Ina
Pgadgett, aceD dInEum aennd

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

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B-3 TaCO Times July 9, 2008
'Abandon politics of fear'

'Embrace energy independence'

Continued from page 2
"their" oil fields.
While fishing in the Gulf of
Mexico, I have never observed an
American warship or U.S. Marine
defending an American-owned
offshore rig or production
Arguments against offshore
production have been emotional,
loud and simplistic.
While observing a protest at St.
Petersburg Beach on May 19, I
listened to a member of the Florida
House of Representatives say that
allowing rigs in Lease 181 (off the
Alabama coast) would create a
"domino effect" that would result
in rigs being placed off Key West.
toln truth, e cleanse iskrsestaictiv:
permit to produce off Alabama
does not allow production in Key
West or downtown Orlando.
Another politician said rigs in
Lease 181 would block his view of
Gulf sunsets! Now that is a
politician with a vision--if he can
see a rig over 250 miles away.
,,Andc thereNowa 1 f cour 11
Never mmd that the much cursed
Chevron Destin Doine project is
specific to natural gas, enough
natural gas to sustain Florida's
energy needs for a decade, or the
physical fact you cannot "spill"
natural ts onto a beach.threats to

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Due to the countless requests from our clients, Perry's veterinarians, Dr. Fletcher and Dr.
Owens, announce that the six-month heartworm injection for dogs is back. ProHeart
6, an injectable heartworm prevention used worldwide, has been reintroduced to the
US market. Dr. Fletcher and Dr. Owens have injected thousands of doses of ProHeart
6 and have full confidence in the product's safety and efficacy-
Those interested can call our offices:
Dr. Fletcher/Perry Animal Hospital: 584-4233
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The Board of County Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida, proposes to regulate the use of land within the
area as shown on the map below by amending the text of the Taylor County Comprehensive Plan, hereinafter
referred to as the Comprehensive Plan, as follows:
CPA 07-2, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, and in response to an Objections,
Recommendations and Comments Report prepared by the Florida Department of Community Affairs, dated
March 24, 2008, to amend the text of the Comprehensive Plan by adding a Public School Facilities Element to
the ComprehensivePlan, amending the Intergovernmental Coordination Element of the Comprehensive Plan to
add a policy concerning coordination with the School Board, and amending the Capital Improvement Element
of the Comprehensive Plan to add public school facilities level of service standards and to amend the Five-Year
Schedule of Capital Improvements.



The public hearing concerning the amendment to consider the enactment of an ordinance to adopt the amendment
will be conducted by the Board of County Commissioners on July 22, 2008 at 6:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter
as the matter can be heard, in the Steinhatchee Community Center, located at 1013 South Riverside Drive,
Steinhatchee, Florida. The title of said ordinance to read, as follows:
The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the
date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and
that no further notice concerning the matter will be published.
At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the amendment
and the ordinance adopting said amendment.
Copies of the amendment and the ordinance adopting said amendment are available for public inspection at the
Office of the County Administrator, Administrative Complex, located at 201 East Green Street, Perry, Florida.
during regular business hours.
All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing,
they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.

transport one Newberry
watermelon to the Alachua County
farmer's market.
Assuredly, the debate on energy
policy will continue.
But if Florida is to avoid
becoming "California East," it is
essential we begin to conduct
ourselves as a mature and confident
state and begin using our own
resources in a respectful manner.
It is time that we abandon the
politics of fear and embrace the
statesmanship of energy

Florida's "pristine beaches" are
provided by the 13 million Florida
residents who live within 35 miles
of the beach and the tourists who
use them.
Existing onshore pollution and
overdevelopment, not potential and
regulated off-shore production,
present the real challenge to beach
preservation and maintenance of
the coastal ecology.
The St. Petersburg protest was
an entertaining event, but all the
hate and misinformation provided
would not create enough fuel to

Audience members enjoy the music at Big Bend Hospice's Taylor Made Sing.

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ggg received a double r ard--a go wonderful public service
Continued from page 2 dHeo icp psatiseupportitig Bi;g Behd an u f yl rag unty
donated to this year's auction Our sincere appreciation is also Big Bend Hospice Advisory
making it the most successful extended to the Perry Newspapers, Council and staff, thanks to each
auction ever. And of course, a big Inc., Power County 92.1 FM, Faith and everyone who donated,
thanks goes to those who bid on Radio 105.7 and Gospel in Song sponsored, participated, attended
the auction items. The bidding Gulf 104 for spreading the word and supported the Taylor Made
was brisk and at times highly about the gospel sing. Our record Gospel Sing.
competitive. The winning bidders attendance is a testament to the Michele Brantley
S he IIs and Scales festIval is Au g 30
STEINHATCHEE many of our candidates seeking and Scales" August 30th to close
COfltinUGd ff0m page 2 public office in our community. We our 2009 Scallop Season.
wish to thank our Projects Board Come and meet us on the river.
Condo Association, Inc., Sunset 'members who provided food and Thank you all.
Place Developers, Inc., entertainment during the evening. Rhoda Moehring
Steinhatchee Place Condominium The board will sponsor a Steinhatchee Community
Association, Inc., Gulf Stream Waterfronts Florida event "Shells Projects Board, Inc.

Mark Pelt

Marina and Condo Resort, LLC, R.
Dean Fowler, Mr and Mrs. Jack
Tedder, Mr and Mrs. Luke
Murphy, Mr. Frank Russell, Mr.
Oscar Howard III, Ms. Dana
Southerland, Sheriff Bummy
Williams, Barnett Realty of
Steinhatchee, Inc., Anchor Trust
Propertiesealt IFloridFid ons
Restaurant, Roy's Restaurant, Bay
Inc., Sea Hag Marina, Inc.,
American Legion Auxiliary Unit
'viRiv ide Spiri Hungry
Coast RV Resort, Perry Auto
( os iand Perry Auto
ye enigyed meeting and having .
a "chaiicV to discilss issues with

Amanda Clark Photography
Capt. John Lee Ingram
Capt. Neel Lindsey
Custom Design Ind.
Goodman's BBQ
Cox Electronics
Mitch's Gold & Diamonds
Nature Coast Eye Center
Mr. Rob Dilbone Gulf Breeze Condos
Sea Hag Marina
Stan Whiddon
United Welding Services, Inc.
American Aluminum Accessories
Debbie's Jewels
Michelle's Bull Pen
Dr. Miles Owens
Ruby's Custom Baskets
Kyle Rowell
Jim Tedder, State Farm
Woods 'n Water
Perry Drapery
Deal's Famous Oyster House
O'Quinn's Pharmacy
Bull Red Charters, LLC
Hampton Inn
Capt. Pat McGriff
Dr. Wyatt Taylor .
Local Waters Charter, Capt. Jr. Dice
Darren & Michelle Whiddon
Napa Auto Supply

Photos & Frames
M.A. Rigoni, Inc.
Trystan Singletary SeaTow
Taylor Gymnastics, Cheer & Dance
Warrior inshore Charters, Capt. Ashley Mock
Revell's Seafood
Perry Animal Hospital
Swann Bail Bonds
Ina Padgett, State Farm
Johnson's Bakery
Perry Plaza Florist
Yarbrough Tire
Thomas Chevrolet
Sunrise Stitches
Ragans Ace Hardware
Handy Rentals
Glenda Slaughter
Joyce's Main Street Cafe
Frazier Auto Detailing
Mandi Morgan
Delbert's Lawn Care
Rebecca's Jeweiry & Gifts
Cribbs & Sons
Shannon Summerlin
Cline Moore
LeAnn Thompson
Dr. Shane Bethea

FOur generous donations are greatly appreciated.


Thank You

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Yard Sale 8 a.m. until. 303 Dogwood Way
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clothes (1T ET) car seat, playpen, ladies
clothes (14-18) new or used, lots of toys,
turn off Foley Rd. by Dr. Fletchers. Take
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damage, 1st & last month rent. Available
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Nafee Campground For Rent:
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2 small campers/single family, water and
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ROOM MATE NEEDED $250 per month,
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2 bed Mobile Homes located in park,
prices starting at $450, 1st, last and
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Woodridge Apartments!!
Accepting applications for 1,2 & 3 BR HC
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Heavy Equipment Operator needed y
Smurfit Stone Container Corporation. Job
description includes assisting mill
operators in repairs and cleanup. Load and
unload trucks and be required to move
loaded trailers. Must be dependable and
put Safety first, Team oriented. Must have
a High School education and two years
experience operating heavy eq ment
Will be required to work safe. $9.50
her 40 -50 hrs weekly, benefits
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to submit to drug testing as well as work
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Eoir o)un ExtensiA sFant 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,
E go ito web lifik: jobs ull edu. Click on
"search postings", enter requisition
number 0705829, click on search.
Complete application.
UF is an EOE, VP, background check
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ac rElectron ptl@ applications for a
temporary File Clerk. The position
requires a high school diploma or
equivalent, proficiency of all office
machines, strong interpersonal,
communication and organizational skills,
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Positions open at Dockins Broadcast
Group in Perry (WPRY/WSFD-TV) Part
Time or Full Time available in Advertising
sales. Also part time video editing and
camera operations. Submit resumes to
Dockins Broadcast Group, 2001 South
Jefferson, Perry.

Only electronic applications completed a
through People First are being accepted
for this pending vacancy (i.e., no hardcopy
applications are being accepted). The last
day to submit applications will be July 11, .
If you have questions or want more details
concerning this position call Dan
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(x101) at S50-838-9027.
FWC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
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The Boys & Girls Club of North Central
Florida is seeking a qualified candidate for
the position o Unit Director at the
Suwannee County Unit. Applicants should.
have a four year degree or at least four
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and working knowledge of grants and
budgeting. The successful applicant will
be responsible for the daily operations and
programming for the Suwannee County
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children daily, while managing 8-12 part
time employees. Salary range of $24,500
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Employee health; dental, vision and
retirement available after one year of
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98 Ford Explorer Sport $3500.
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luCmall45 mpdt0er, all black, very nice.

Computer Parts, 4 monitors, laser printer,
ext. CD burner, box of video cards, large
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For sale power wheel chair good
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Solid Oak entertainment center. 5 ft. wide,
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LOST DOG Black Chihuahua, small
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To Good Home approx. 1 yr. old, female
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For Sale baby Turkey's Call 843-1943 or
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Dachshund puppy, male, chocolate and
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FREE 6 week old female Pekinese
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AKC registered Chihuahua puppies $250,
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Adult weights 3.5 to 5.5 pounds. Booking
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Westgate Motel Rooms available for Rent.
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AC/Heater. Everything included. $165
weeky or $40 daily tax included.(RV sites
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town building Brand new. 10 office's
including receptionist area and waiting
area. All internet and phone equip,
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Call Select Group Realty at 954-647-5057.
For Rent 2 bd/1 bth, 207 Sth. Hinley St.
$590 mth + $590 deposit. Call 843-8524
for more information.

REDUCED! Priced to sell and motivated
sellers make for a great place to call your
new home. 3/2 located on 2 acres just
outside the city limits. Make an offer. 2510
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Land for sale, 221 North Between Shiloh
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lots with paved roads. Owner financing
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Old Fireplace Brick.
Gold (scrap)~ Diamonds~ Old Comic Books
Coins (silver) & Paper Money Taylor County Memorabilia
Used Furmture
Bedroom Dining Room Living Room Bedding

Newly remodeled office Suites available
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removal included, only $260 monthly. First
Floor store fronts from $350. Call Select
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2BR apartments currently available HUD
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115 -A Drew Street 1160 sq.ft.
Central heat and air, H/C Restroom. Call
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Call in Roll Off Site Attendant $6.88 hr.
Utilities Mechanic -Pay Grade begins
Job descriptions and applications can be
obtained from www.taylorcontyqov.com or

O t5M I Ut r et Paer
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2 p.m. Positions are open until filled.
Taylor County Board of County
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Qualified candidates must have excellent customer service
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B-4 The Taco Times July 9, 2008

Industrial Sales Consultant opportunity, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
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B 5 The Taco Times July.9, 2008

representing Steinhatchee, Toylor
county. FL and Jeno, Dixie County. FL is
complying with the requirements of
7CFR 1780.19 (a) by publishing this
notice of intent to opply for a Loan and
Gi ul oem col ti ieDe mentTh
project will consist of the expansion and
upgrade of the wastewater treatment
Bi end Water Authority
steinhatchee, FL
Donny Lundy, General Manager

a S D o
hold a Public Hearing at 5:45 P.M., or as
soon thereafter as possible, to receive
public input concerning rate increases
for water and wastewater provision
The meeting/public hearing will be held
otc d t 2Administra on Building

Noticeof PublicHearing
Hearing Date: July 15, 2008
Subject of Hearing: Revised School
Board Policy Use of Facilities
Cho n Io o edari g
above date for approval of said
I o e Ig hlDe d
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 obtolned from the
get tenfoe sor)pe.
"ferint1ende o S2cho IS

"O CENSH B JH F udrs an e
County Court of Toylor County, Florida
on the 14th day of April, 2008, in the
cause wherein Athena Funding Group 11
LLLP d/b/a The Athena Funding Group, is
picintiff, and Rosheto Williams is
dad Cdou Pli wre TeNEo\ liTmsC
Sheriff of Taylor County, Florida, have
levied upon all the right, title and interest
ofetshe defendant, in and to the following
ON AoPc3u4sN85W218405
silver in color
Tag No. KD78M
and on the 1st day of August, 2008, of

n oo n
soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for
sale all of said defendants, Rosheto
f sm 1 erttitle, nd interest
will sell the same, subject to taxes, 01
prior liens, encurnbrances and
j dsgm rifoPb d ers orh a
proceeds to be applied as for as may

to poep r
for inspection at Larrys Tow & Recovery
between the hours of 10:00 AM through
11:00 AM the morning of the sale.
is so s hn son if
needing a special accommodation to
particicptattheein this roceedineesphho
(904)838-3506, not later.than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding,
L.E. "Bummy" Williams, as Sheriff of Taylor
County, Floride
By: Capt. M.A. Towles
7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23


Case No 07 935 CA
BANK OF PERRY, a Florido banking
SERVICES, INC Defendants
Notice Of Foreciosure Safe Pursuant To
Chapter 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN ThoT pursuant to a Finoi
Summary Judgment of Foreclosure

The Citizens Bank of Perry is the Plaintiff
and Amelia Clark McLowery, o/k/a
Amelia Evon McLawery, State Form
Mutual Automobile Insurance
Company, David A. Holton and Capital

e s d a s t cteh
Viest entrance of the Courthouse in
erry.oTayloreCountyulf lo a,20 8.11t
following described property set forth in
the Final Summory Judgment of
c f he od

oe otuhnety Fe iot the Circuit Court of
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
e hida h to 2008
Ane eo heeMCu t
Sy Salina Ford

Lawn Tractors


Continued frorn page 1
program has .as its goals the
enhancement of professionalism
among loggers, the improvement

the title of Master Logger.
Forests cover more than 16
million acres in Florida--nearly 48
percent of the state's total land
The Master Logger program is
sponsored by the Florida Forestry
Association and the Florida
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
State Implementation Committee

Street dance,
arts & crafts
are lanne
Continued from page 1
A grand prize drawing will be
held for a $100 gasoline card from
McClellan's Shell station. Tickets
($1 each) are available at
Heavenly Floors and will also be
sold the night of the event.
Arts and craft vendors are alSO
WCICOme. FOr more information,
contact Vicki at 838-3852.
First manufactured in 1908, the
Ford Model T was the first car to
bb itisi filifollibed oli aii assembly
line, making it more affordable
than an other vehicle of the time *
More than 15 million Model Ts
were sold before production ended
in 1927.

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Kiwanians applaud Key Club
William Tripp and a delegation of Key Club members from Taylor County High School made a guest appearance at the Perry
Kiwanis Club in May, overviewing activities during the 2007-08 school year. Tripp introduced Christie Thompson, Stephen
Smith, Jerry Meeks, Kasey Whitehead and Byron McCoy, who told of the group's canned food drive (enough to feed 45, four-
person families) and sock drive which generated $200 in supplies. A school supply drive was also sponsored for Taylor County
Elementary School, with the club contributing more than $2000 to the greater high school's Relay For Life Team this year.
Nursing home visits were also made, with Key Clubbers adding $300 to UNICEF's Trick or Treat.


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provision of a continuing flow of
forest goods and services and the
protection of environmental
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Some 523 loggers in Florida hold

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