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December 31, 2008www.perrynewssppers.cm


Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961


It's hard to believe that 2008 is
almost history, but today's edition
marks the final day of the year,
while Thursday brings a new year.
We wish you the best during the
next 365 days. Today's edition
features a look-back at 2008, its
highs and lows month-by-month,
as well as a more in-depth look at
the year's top stories. Get
comfortable, and enjoy.


in headlines


Hospital's

diagnosis:

worrisome

The financial problems-at
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
(DMH) did not begin in 2008,
but never before did the
hospital dominate the
headlines like it
did this year.
After 2007
ended with severe
operating losses
for the facility, January began
with then DMH CEO Charles
Darcy requesting a $500,000
bailout from' the county, along
with a $250,000 monthly
subsidy through March.
In response; Commission
Chairman Clay Bethea called
for a complete. re-haul of the
hospital board of directors,
.stating he could not "in good
conscience" turn over the funds
to do "the same old thing."
Later that month, the
commission--citing its own
financial concerns--rejected
the request during a public
"' Please see page 8


Justice


delayed

The first chapters of a
twisted tale of illegal drugs,
botched investigations and
murder were written in May of
2008.
At the center of the story
are repeat felon
Andrea J. Green 2
of Perry, . his
cousin, Deneilo
Bradshaw of
Tallahassee and Florida State
University graduate Rachel
Hoffman, whose body was
found in the piney woods of
Cabbage Grove.
Green and Bradshaw stand
charged with Hoffman's
murder. The two men were
arrested in Orlando just one
day after Hoffman was first
reported missing by the
Tallahassee Police Department
following a drug sting which
went off course and may have
ultimately led to her death. The
final determination will come
at trial.
Green and Bradshaw led
investigators to the location of
Hoffman's body Friday, May 9.
The discovery ended an intense
"** Please see page 8


Child, 7, critical after ATV crash


A seven-year-old Taylor
County child was critically
injured in an ATV crash
Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, in
Salem.
The child, whose identity
was not released by the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP),


sustained a lacerated liver but is
expected to make a full
recovery, investigating officials
said.
The seven-year-old was
driving the ATV when it struck
a small tree, causing the vehicle
to overturn onto its left side.


The child, who was not
wearing, a helmet, was thrown
from the vehicle, FHP Trooper
Charles Swindle stated in his
report.
The child was flown to
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
by AirMedic One.


The crash occurred on
private property at 16419 U.S.
Highway 19 South around 2:08
p.m.
The child was alone on the
2004 Suzuki ATV when the


wreck happened.
According to


FHP, an


7'


Photo of the Year
The hundreds of photos that appeared in 2008 told stories of inspirational achievement and personal loss,
community festivities and struggling economies. However, the photo above, which provides evidence of both
nature's fury and its mercy, was the most dynamjiQ..:lt depicts the devastation left behind by a March tornado.
that ripped through the Keaton.Beach community. While numerous homes were damaged.o.-.c.d-etroyed-.by the
early morning storm, no injuries were reported (Photo by Mark Viola)


* The Suwann
Water Managemen


Janua


iry


iee River * Perry Attorney Greg Parker
nt District announced his candidacy for
w a s circuit court judge in the third
expected judicial circuit.
to take * School Supt. Oscar Howard
action in and School Board Member
February Danny Lundy traveled 900
on Dr. J. miles to tell state officials they
Crayton were against a proposal that


Pruitt's latest coastal
development.
* A 5-year-old Perry girl was.
seriously injured in a one-
vehicle crash at the intersection
of Bryant Russell and Red
Padge.tt roads.
* With the dawn of 2008,
11 local offices could be up for
election including six
constitutional offices, three
county commission seats and
two school board seats.
* Doctors' Memorial Hospital
officials requested that the
county commission approve a
$500,000 emergency bail-out
plus subsidize the facility at the
rate of $250,000 per month.
Commissioners set a Jan. 22
public hearing to consider the
request.
* Three inmates serving life
sentences attempted to escape
from Taylor Correctional
Institute but were stopped by
razor wire and alert officers.
During the attempt, TCI
Librarian Jerry Wells was badly
beaten by the trio.


would force schools to teach
evolution as fact.


* Jason Heartsfield
announced his intentions to run
for Taylor County property
appraiser.
* The mother of a 10-year-old
Madison boy who was killed in
a car crash near Shady Grove
on Nov. 3 faced charges.
LaTara Tyson was charged with
DUI manslaughter.
* The Florida Department of
Corrections awarded Jerry
Wells with a medal of valor for
surviving an attack by three
inmates who attempted to
escape.
* The Taylor County High
girls soccer team defeated
Florida High 3-0 to claim the
district championship.
* The county commission
denied Doctors' Memorial
Hospital's request for a
$500,000 bail-out.
* Bruce Ratliff announced his
candidacy for Taylor County
property appraiser.
* The Taylor County High


TCI librarian Jerry Wells, center, was awarded a
medal of valor after surviving an attack by three
inmates who attempted to escape.


boys soccer, team defeated
Marianna 3-0 to claim their
third straight district title.
* Doctors' Memorial Hospital
CFO Terri Parsons announced
her resignation, effective in
February.
* Taylor County Middle
School reading coach Ann
Joiner was named the
district's
Teacher
SL of the
February Year.


* Taylor
County
voters


approved a property tax
exemption that officials can use
to help new and existing
industries expand here.
* Sheriff L.E. "Bummy"
Williams . announced his
intentions to seek a fourth term.
*Buckeye Technologies Inc.
announced record quarterly
sales for the period ending Dec.
31, 2007. Sales were up 14
percent to $211 million, the
company's highest revenue
quarter ever.
* A Taylor County man was
charged with attempted felony
murder after firing a shot at
another man--the bullet lodging
in the victim's flashlight.
Charged was Randy
Kuykendall, 55.
* Steinhatchee School's
Linda Lundy was selected as
the district's school related
employee of the year.
* The extended drought
produced record lows in three
groundwater wells in Taylor
County, according to the
Suwannee River Water
Management District.
* More than 100 guns were
taken during a burglary and fire
at an unoccupied home on Golf
Course Road.
* A Taylor Correctional
Institution officer was charged
with soliciting a 15-year-old
girl for sex. Charged was
Robert William McGuire, 24,
of Tallahassee.


,* Hospital officials told
county commissioners that they
broke even in December and
made a $118,000 profit in
January. This followed dismal
months in October and
November where the facility
lost more than $400,000 each
month.
* D.E. "Donnie" Blair
announced his candidacy for
Taylor County Sheriff.
* The county commission set
a March 5 date for a public
.hearing to discuss issues with
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
.' Local school officials
expressed anger when the state
announced it would be cutting
$250,000 from the district's
budget.
* Three Perry Police officers
pulled a man from a burning
house. Officers Garrett
Campbell, Dave Gorby and
Jimmy Cash pulled 33-year-old
Willie Bodiford out of a
window. Bodiford suffered
minor burs to his back.
* Darrell Whiddon filed,
notice he would be seeking his
fifth term on the Taylor County


individual must be 16 and have
a valid driver's license to
operate an ATV.
Anyone under 16 can only be
a passenger on the vehicle
and must wear a safety helmet
and eye protection, according
to Florida statutes;



Reward



offered


in bear


slaying

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is asking
for the public's help in
determining who killed a
Florida black bear near Shady
Grove in Taylor County.
A report came in to FWC
Sunday, Dec. 28, about a dead
bear, and Officer Andy Bickel
responded. The sub-adult
female black bear weighed
approximately 70 pounds. The
animal had been shot with a
firearm and was, found on a
single-lane bridge on
Donaldson Bridge Road.
Black' bear hunting in
Florida was discontinued in
1994. The Florida black bear is
a threatened species in, this
state:
"It is illegal to hunt bears in
the .state. It i L a ttiird:degi;..
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School Board.
* The City of Perry, Buckeye
and the Suwannee River Water
Management District looked at
extending a pipeline from the
city's sewer treatment facility to
Buckeye in order to recycle
about a million gallons of
wastewater per day.
* Legendary blues musician
Buddy Miles died at his home
in Austin, Texas. He was 60.
,,* Please see page 3


Legendary blues musician Buddy Miles during his
last performance, here at the Florida Forest Festival.


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Editorial


Closing Florida state



parks makes no sense


A-2 Taco Times December 31, 2068


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By SANDRA FRIEND
A family driving through
Florida on vacation sees a state
park sign and makes a turn
off US 27 to stop at the Forest
Capital Museum State Park. The
door to the museum is locked,
with a sign: "Closed for 2009."
Unlikely? Not at all. This
fall, Governor Charlie Crist
asked all state agencies to trim
10 percent or more from their
2009 budgets. To meet that
request, Florida State Parks
recommends closure of 19 state
parks and the "return" of 3 state
parks to their original owners to
allow these budget cuts while
avoiding layoffs of personnel.
The list of parks at risk of
closure in 2009 includes several
archaeological sites, significant
Civil War historical sites,
important botanical sites and
one of the largest preserves in
Florida. All were chosen due
to their low attendance. Some
are museums that already have
limited hours. Many have no
entrance fees at all. Those that
are not museums are primarily
parks for passive recreation
where you can take a hike, ride
your horse, or add bird sightings
to your life list. The state of
Florida was just named the "Top


Trails State in the Nation" by
American Trails, and many of
these sites offer unique trails to
explore.
Why keep these parks open?
First, there's the promise
made to visitors to Florida
through brochures, maps and
guidebooks that our award-
winning Florida State Parks
system is open for business.
Visitors to Florida are
increasingly seeking nature-
based tourism, to the tune
of 20.7 million visitors to
Florida State Parks in 2007,
which brought an estimated
billion dollars to Florida's
economy. But closing specific
parks "because they don't
make money" is a dangerous
precedent to set. Public lands
are about stewardship for the
common good. The fact that
we profit from ours overall
shouldn't set one park against
another in competition for
income.
Second, there's the cheap
date. The economy's sour. You
need a place to take the family.
Where better to go than your
local state park? Although
tourism is down in most sectors,
visits to parks and campgrounds
are up, according to reports


given at the December 2008
VISIT FLORIDA board
meeting. Many of the parks at
risk are in rural parts of Florida,
where they help stimulate the
local economy.,
Finally, there's the egg on
our face. California Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger
and Illinois Governor Rod
Blagojevich attempted to do
the same this year and backed
off after hearing from an angry
public.
With our legislature
convening January 5, time is of
the essence. Contact Governor
Crist, DEP Secretary Michael
Sole, Florida State Parks
Director Michael Bullock, and
your state legislators to express
your displeasure with their
plans, which would only save
0.003 percent of the $66 billion
dollar state budget. Better to
raise entrance fees or cut hours
statewide to cover the need for
expense reduction than close
parks entirely.

Sandra Friend has hiked
2,000 miles in Florida and has
written eight books reviewing
the state's trails, including
"Hiker's Guide to the Sunshine
State."


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Letters to the Editor


'Disappointed' in healthcare


Dear Editor:
I am very disappointed in the
way we are offered little to no
healthcare in this town. We as
a community have bailed out
our local hospital time and time
again and all we get in return is
poor medical treatment or pre-
Spay services, What is the point
of having the hospital here if it
is primarily used as a band-aid
station?
The hospital can't even
support critical trauma. We
can't even have our babies in
the town we live in. So I have to
ask, what is the point of bailing
out a hospital that can't even
provide us with quality, helpful
care?
I believe we need to shut it
down and just continue to use
the hospitals around us for the


emergency and pregnancy care
we so desperately need or make
our hospital meet the standards
of those surrounding us.
This is a small town we live
in with little employment and
cash flow. But when my family
needs medical attention we have
to rely on the health department
and its part time doctors,
limited services and ridiculous
appointment standards, or the
pre-pay medical services of the
hospital that we have wasted
so much money on that could
have been used for other much
needed uses. But no, we get the
shaft yet once again.
It really bothers me to think
that we are suffering with pain,
frustration and disbelief that
our elected officials can sit on
the sidelines and watch as our


families struggle. Not all of us
were born with the silver spoon
or have the adequate insurance
to cover our medical bills.
Most of us are hard working
tax-paying citizens working
for employers that do not offer
competitive pay or health
insurance.. ,I; say, we ,lept ap
official that knows what it's like
to be turned down for medical
treatment because you can't
drop the cash to see the doctor.
Or to call the health department
every morning to try to get an
appointment for that day, if the
doctor is in that day of course.
We as a community really
need to rethink what we consider
acceptable from the hospital
and our elected officials.
Thank you,
Melinda Monroe


Second Harvest gives thanks for help


Dear Editor:
At America's Second Harvest
of the Big Bend, we have
reached the end of a challenging
year and want to take this
opportunity to say thank you to
our donors, volunteers, partner
U- ls8r


agencies and other supporters for
your help and assistance in 2008.
Because of your support, we are
distributing an average of 10,000
pounds of food every day to our
partner agencies, and helping to
feed over 30,000 people every


Taco Decemer

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


123 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, Florida


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


DONALD D. LINCOLN SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Publisher Managing Editor
DEBBIE CARLTON CAROLYN DuBOSE
Business Manager Advertising Director
ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI LIBBY DENMARK
Staff Writer/Advertising Sales Graphic Arts
MARK VIOLA SARAH WEIRICK
Staff Writer Classified Advertising
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apers, Inc., 123 S. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347. Subscriptions are
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The Taco Times welcomes Letters to the Editor reflecting responsible opinions and
views on the news. Please submit letters by Monday at 5 p.m. The Taco Times
serves the right to refuse publication of letters which are libelous or irresponsible.
Name may be withheld if circumstances so require, but all letters submitted should
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We ook forward to hearing from you! Our address is Perry, Newspapers, Inc., P.O.
Box 888, Perry, Florida 3248. e-mail: newsdesk@perrynewspapers.com
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month throughout the Big Bend.
Recently, more than ever
before, we are seeing many of
our neighbors go hungry and
asking for help. What is an
especially ominous sign is that
we are getting calls from past
donors - people who have given
us food or funds to help others -
but now need help themselves.
These are people who are no
different than you and me. They
are working parents who are
struggling to pay the rent and
utilities. They are retired seniors
who at one time donated to us,
but now are choosing between
buying groceries and their critical
medications. They are children -
one-third of the people we serve
- who are going to school hungry
because they didn't eat the night
before.
These challenging economic
times are affecting us all, but for
some it doesn't mean curtailing
spending, it means having to go
hungry. As we respond to the
increasing need, we will continue
to rely heavily on the support of
our community to help us help
others. Your generosity has been
proven over and over, and for
that we are grateful. Together
we will continue to help those
most in need in 2009, by fighting
hunger and feeding hope.
Cheryl Phoenix


Midweek Muddle


The

Chr


On the first day of Christmas, my
true lord looked at me and said,
"The phone won't dial three."
Having wrangled with that silly
phone's sticking keys for far too
many calls in the previous year, on
the second day of Christmas, I gave
my true lord the instruction booklet
and a new -phone that would dial
three .
On:: the third day of Christmas,
after, charging the battery for 24
hours, my true lord pronounced,
"The phone will dial three," and
so I called the three people I knew
who had a "3" in their phone
numbers, and they said to me, "Not
Merry Christmas, or God Bless You
Everyone," but, "We can't hear thee."
How can it be that they can't hear
me, while talking on the phone
which now dials three?
On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true lord explained, "There's
too much static, I fear, my dear.
There is interference from the four
callings birds (who are not in your
My Circle) and there is noise from
those drummers who won't quit
drumming. The sound is unclear.
So they can't hear us when we call
from the phone that now dials
three."
On the fifth day of Christmas,
when I heard five golden rings from
the phone that now dials three, it
was the daughter announcing her
arrival in the driveway with a fresh
evergreen wreath to share. "Merry
Christmas to all," she said. "We're
going to have a ball." That's when my
true lord waited only five minutes
to say, "We're so glad you're here;
can you help us, my dear? It's hard
to be heard upon the phone that
now dials three."
And she said, with the enthusiasm
of nine ladies dancing, "Well, let me
see."


S12 Days of

'istmas
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
On the sixth day of Christmas,"
my true lord came home to find
instruction manuals a'laying all
over the kitchen counters like
French hens or geese. And after
seven minutes of deep thought,"
while swatting at turtledoves; the
daughter said, "I think you need
a DSL filter; this phone is,out of
kilter."
It was on the eighth day of
Christmas that the ,husbart
disagreed. "It can't be that," said
he. "The old phone didn't have a
filter, but was clear as a bell, it just
wouldn't dial three."
"You should have kept it," said
the daughter who didn't feel like
rhyming, as she wondered if it were,;
easier to be one of eight maids who
spend their time a'milking every
day, instead of troubleshooting for:
no pay.
Nine minutes later, she tested her'
theory. It dials three, no matter the,
internet connection. But when the
internet is on, they can't hear thee.
On the 10th day of Christmds,,-
said, "I hate phones anyway, and
wish I had the original model,that
Alexander Graham Bell. made to
share all the words that he wanted
to say."
On the eleventh day of Christm~as,:
we decided we would break down
and and add a DSL filter (which we.
believe should be standard fare, bu.t
what do we know?), so the phonee
which now dials three, could also.
be heard to Tripoli.
So, it was on the 12th day ,of
Christmas that we planned `:
converse again with friends afid
family--far and near--and toi wi"ih
them all a wonderful new year, filed ,
with turtledoves, lords a'leapiinS (if
that's your thing), and of course, .
(big chorus sound here) a phone
which always dials three.


Local, State and Federal Government Directory


Taylor County
Superintendent
of Schools
Paul
Dyal
317 N. Clark St.
850-838-2500


City of Perry
Mayor
Emily
Ketring
District 3
403 N. Quincy St.
850-584-9273


Taylor County
Commission
Chairman
Rudolph
Parker
District 4
44iOF F'uil:pll Pre r Ln.
850-584-9656


Florida
Representative
Will
Kendrick
District 10
402 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, 32399
850-488-7870


Florida Governor Charlie Critf
Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St, .
Tallahassee, FL 32399 850488-4441
U.S. Senator Mel Martinez
1N Palafox St., Suite 159,
Pensacola, FL 32502 850433-2603
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson.
111 North Adam St., Suite 208,
Tallahassee, FL 32301 850-942-8415
U.S. Representative Allen.Boyd
1650 Summitt Lake Dr., Suite 103, .
Tallahassee, FL 32317 850-561-3979


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17-year-old dies of multiple gunshots


YEAR IN REVIEW
Continued from page 1
Miles' last performance was at
the Florida Forest Festival here.
* An 18-year-old Springhill
man was seriously injured
when his car overturned 10
times in a
single car
arh accident
Mach on U.S.
19 S.
0 The
Ta ylor
County Commission officially
approved the Vision 2060 plan.
* St. Johns County Junior
Miss Kayla Ann Loveday won
the 2008 statewide event which
was held in Perry.
* County commissioners
delayed any decision to
financially assist Doctors'
Memorial Hospital until the
facility's board could produce
an audit.
* Anni .i. Mae Murphy
announced she. would seek her
fifth term as clerk of court.
* Local United Way officials
announced the results of a
record-breaking campaign
which raised $220,000.
* A powerful tornado left a
path of destruction in Keaton
Beach, destroying one home
and causing severe damage to
several others. Miraculously,
no one was injured.
* An intensive four-hour blitz
by the Taylor County Joint
Drug Task Force netted nine
arrests.
* The Taylor County High
Symphonic Band earned
straight "superiors" at the
annual Florida Bandmasters
Association performance
assessment.
* The Florida Department of


with passengers John Mezger
of Windermere and Brad L.
Swatkowski, 19, of
Jacksonville Beach were
visiting Steinhatchee with
their families and launched
their 21-foot Pathfinder boat
to fish 28 miles offshore.
* Much to the inconvenience
of Shady Grove residents, two
miles of Highway 221 North
were slated for closure to allow
crews time to reconstruct the
roadway.
* The sixth annual Florida
State Bluegrass Festival was
ready to dazzle fans for three
days "under the pines" at Forest
Capital State Park. Inclement
weather loomed, but failed to
discourage fans seeking toe-
tapping bluegrass music.
* Taylor County raised
$220,000 to help "build
dreams" in cooperation with the
United Way of the Big Bend, a
campaign "best"' for the
community. Daryll and Dawn,
Gunter co-chaired the fund-,
raising effort.
* A home at the intersection
of Calhoun and Lafayette
streets went up in flames as part
of the city's continuing efforts
to clean up abandoned,
condemned structures.
* Taylor County's
unemployment rate dropped for
the first time since last fall,
standing at a reported 4.9
percent in February.
* After being asked to'
examine the Taylor County
School District, the Florida
Association of District School
Superintendents (FADSS)
issued a 102-page report with
recommendations. In a
comparison to six other Florida
school districts of similar size
and economic circumstances,


Children.
* Some improvement was
indicated in the financial
condition of Doctors'
Memorial Hospital as CEO
Charles Darcy reported a net
gain of $328,625 for the month
of February.
* Taylor County Commission
Chairman Clay Bethea
announced that he would not
seek re-election to his District 3
seat.
* A week-long abstinence
program was implemented at
Taylor County High School
(and Madison High School),
funded by a grant from the U.S.
Department of Health. The
counties were chosen because
of their high levels of teen
pregnancy and issues of
sexually-transmitted diseases
among teens.
* County Administrator Jack
Brown announced that free
prescription discount cards
were available to all Taylor
County residents, regardless of
age, income or existing health
coverage. The county signed a
contract to make these cards
available through a National
Association of Counties
program which offers average
savings of 20 percent off the
retail price of commonly
prescribed drugs.
* Taylor County was bracing
for a $600,000 loss in revenue
resulting from Amendment 1
which voters passed under the
heading of "property tax
reforms."
* North Florida Community
College announced that it
would discontinue
intercollegiate sports for the
2008-09 school year due to
anticipated budget reductions.
* Eli Grambling won the


Doctors' Memorial Hospital board members met with commissioners to discuss
the possibility of receiving financial assistance from the county.


Law Enforcement arrested a
Perry man on charges of
solicitation to commit murder.
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utility costs per student. As the
news unfolded, the district
braced to cut millions, with
FADSS recommending the
elimination of more than 40
teachers and the closing of
Steinhatchee School.
* Steinhatchee was making
preparations for its "Fishing
With Mel (Tillis)" tournament
which would benefit
Steinhatchee School as well as
the Shriner's Hopsital for


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Mattingly and Miraj Patel,
respectively.
* Deonta King, 17, died
aboard AirMedic One after
suffering from multiple
gunshot wounds. King was
found in the rear parking lot of
98 Bar, transported to Doctors'
Memorial and died enroute to
Tallahasse Memorial Hospital.
* Fifteen students faced
strong disciplinary measures
following a "senior prank gone
awry" which took place at
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around midnight. The students
were suspended from school
for 10 days, while the seniors in
the group had their prom and
graduation privileges revoked.
* For the second time in less
than two months, what officials
believe was a tornado struck
the Taylor County coastline,
this time hitting the Dekle
Beach community. A number
bf hoies we& e' damnaed'"aifd
debris was scattered throughout
the area. No injuries, however,
were reported.
* Twin brothers, along with a
mutual friend, were caught in
the act of manufacturing
methamphetamine by the
Taylor County Sheriffs Office.
Jason and Jonathan Byrd, both
23, and Brian K. McMillian,
23, all of Steinhatchee, faced
charges for the manufacture of
meth and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
* Superintendent of Schools
Oscar Howard Jr. announced
that he has no plans to seek re-
election to the office. Howard
had served as superintendent
for the last 12 years.
* One-year-old Mitchell
Adam
Cruce
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May tragically
when his
mother

accidentally backed over him
in her Chevrolet Tahoe.
Funeral services were held at
First Baptist Church.
* Building fees for the
county were increased by the
commission to generate another


$20,000, according to Planning
Director Danny Griner. Local
builder Michael Lynn was the
only member of the audience to
speak against the fee hike
during a public hearing.
* County officials approved
Taylor's Vision 2060 plan and
forwarded it to the state for
official review.
* A Perry man was one of two
'^i_'rpes.', atre-Le 'in Orn () ldo for
kidnapping and armed robbery
in the case of a missing
Tallahassee woman whose car
was discovered in Perry. The
body of Rachel Hoffman was
later found in a heavily wooded
area of Cabbage Grove.
*The controversy over a so-


Rachel H6ffman


called senior prank, and the
punishments dealt to 15
students, reached a new level of
intensity at the district school
board meeting when involved
seniors were told that they
would be unable to participate
in the upcoming senior trip.


* Eddie Ransom. 53, was
arrested on .odcaine charges
after two women, who had
allegedly been held hostage and
forced to prostitute themselves
to pay off drug debts, were
taken into custody under a
Marchman Act order.
SWanda Kemp, with 31 years
as an' educator, announced her
candidacy for the office of-
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Then Paul Dyal filed his notice
of candidacy for the office.
* Special Olympics received
a $3500 check from Sheriff L.
E. "Bummy" Williams
Following the Law
Enforcement Torch Run.
* Alexis "Manning," 25,
entered a' guilty plea in the
Taylor County Courthouse to
charges of armed robbery and
attempted murder in the first
degree. Manning was one of
two suspects in an October
2007 attack of a Walmart
employee who wvas taken from
the store, stabbed repeatedly
and left for dead.
* Grappling with unending
financial concerns, the Taylor
County School Board voted to
raise the price of student meals.
The news just got worse when
the district realized that it
would not have a three-year
' period in which t6' overcome a
.reported $2.8 million deficit;
- instead, officials had six weeks
to prepare for sweeping cuts for
the 2008-09 school year.
* According to state statistics,
Taylor County's crime rate
increased 56 percent in 2007
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which was the largest increase
among all 67 Florida counties.
Local law enforcement officers
reminded citizens to remember,
however, that in small counties
with low numbers of crimes, a
small increase can produce a
large percentage change.
SDr. Khalil Afsh of Premier
Medical Clinic announced that
his practice had been sold and
he was returning to live in
Lebanon where his father was
fighting a personal battle with
cancer.
* Ruby Nell Collins, Lady of
the Year for 2000, died at the
age of 91. She was a longtime
educator who was applauded
for her compassion for the
hungry and homeless.
* Jerry Register announced
his candidacy for the office of
property appraiser.
* Gang-related activity in the
community was the topic of a
special joint city-county
meeting.
* Anthony Roffino was
welcomed home from Iraq by
his mother, Deborah Zink
Brooks, and his fiancee,
Hannah Tedder.
* Rudolph Parker earned the
title of superdelegate to the
Democratic convention in


Robert Fremont


Denver, Colo., by virtue of his
position as treasurer of the
Florida Democratic Party. He
was one of 26 who would
represent Florida.
* Republican candidate
Jimmy Mincy Jr. declared his
intent to seek the office of
superintendent of schools.
* An 81-year-old man was
reported missing and law
enforcement officers sought


help in locating Robert Leo
Fremont, a resident of Leisure
Retreats. K-9 teams were later
brought in to assist with the
search.
* Two students rose to the top
of the Class of 2008 to be
salutatorian and valedictorian,
respectively: Caleb Reaves and
Emily Ensley.
* Jo Ann Morgan, 42, was
injured in a motorcycle crash
when the driver, George B.
Wright swerved off the
roadway to avoid hitting a deer.
He lost control of the
motorcycle and re-entered the
roadway, colliding with a car
driven by Herbert L. Holden.
* The grand jury tiled a "no
true bill" in the case against
Michael D. Upshaw, 21, and
announced that he would not
be tried
for the
shooting
June death of
Deonta
King.
T h e
grand jury noted that "the
evidence did not warrant
prosecution."
* Permitting was moving
forward on Dr. J. Crayton
Pruitt's latest coastal
development plans for The
Reserve at Sweetwater Estuary.
* Math scores for third
graders on FCAT tests
exceeded the state average, and
school leaders applauded.
When the rest of the FCAT
scores arrived, Taylor County's
ninth and tenth graders were
ranked among the best in the
state in reading and math
scores.
* The county was facing a
significant shortfall in available
funding as it attempted to finish
the Taylor County Sports
Complex. When bids exceeded
the county's available funds by
$V million, cmnmit,-,rer<
scaled back the plan,
eliminating four proposed
baseball diamonds, along with
a playground and large
overflow parking lot.
* School cuts stayed in the
news as the Taylor County
School Board announced that
30 would soon be out of work,
including 12 annual contract
teachers whose contracts would
not be renewed.
* Thomas Stone of Madison
qualified as a candidate for the
circuit judge position being


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vacated by the retirement of
Judge John W. Peach.
* The "Greatest Generation"
reunion was held for alumni
from the 1930s and 1940s who
gathered to renew friendships
and swap tall tales. More than
200 were registered to attend.
* William Bernard Demps
was charged with possession
and distribution of child
pornography.
* Michael Andrew Scott, 57,
a Taylor Correctional
Institution sergeant, was
charged with lewd exhibition in
the presence of a child and his
employment was terminated.
* Sylvester Harris announced
his intent to seek a second term
on the Perry City Council.
* The Auxiliary of Doctors'
Memorial Hospital (DMH)
became the first group donating
to the recently created DMH
.., ' pnd.iti, .. , The au \liarf
colunlihutdc$J $15,uUU ' which \ jas
half the amount needed for
proposed renovations to the
hospital's emergency room.
* New brick and mortar!
Two building projects moved
forward in the community with
Holiday Inn Express going up
on South U.S. 19 and
Walgreen's going up at the
intersection of U.S. 19 and
Jefferson Street.
* Dwight E. Braden, a
National Guardsman, died
during training exercises in St.


Augustine. He was 45, and had
served in the U.S. Army for 30
years, including an overseas
tour in Iraq.
* Taylor County received a
$135,000 state grant to begin
work on Ft. Steinhatchee at the
Steinhatchee Community
Center. Bridge improvements
and outdoor restrooms would
be included in the project.
*A 39-year-old man led
police on a chase that reached
120 miles per hour before
crashing his truck into a ditch
on Woods Creek Road. Robert
Murphy was charged with
felony fleeing/attempting to
elude law enforcement officers,
battery (domestic), driving
under the influence with
property damage and driving
with a suspended/revoked


license.
* Despite recent rain, the 12-
month rainfall deficit for many
areas in Taylor County was
between 10 and 20 inches.
* Jim Wiggins closed a
chapter in his 35-year career in
law enforcement when he
retired from the Perry Police
Department. Chief Vern Clark
honored the longtime
investigator with a plaque of
appreciation.
* A fire alarm saved the lives
of Doris Jean Padgett, 78, her
son, Kenneth and his wife
Linda, who were awakened to
find smoke pouring from the
walls of their Foley Cut-Off
Road residence. All three
escaped without injury.
* A British military products
manufacturer announced plans


to purchase Martin Electronics,
Inc., in Taylor County for $70
million. Chemring Group PLC
is the world's leading producer
of expendable decoy
countermeasures for protecting
air, sea and land platforms
against guided missile threats.
Its products include flares,
chaff and naval decoys.
* One year after raising water
utility rates and implementing
increased user fees for services,
the City of Perry looked again
at hard-hitting changes to
overcome a projected deficit of
$371,000.
* Roderick H. Williams
withdrew his name from the
city council, district 2 race,
citing personal reasons.
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* The scallop forecast was
"very good" from Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission Biologist Steve
Geiger. The season begins July
1.
* Officers executed a
search warrant at the
Universal Life Church Rec
Center located in the Perry
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* New motorcyclists were
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basic rider course through the
Florida Rider Trainer Program
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motorcycle endorsement added
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* Taylor County's
unemployment rate jumped
more than a full percentage
point in May to 5.7 percent.
* North Florida farmer and
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candidacy for the open Florida
House of Representatives
District 10 seat.
* Frustrations over the lack
of employment and recreational
opportunities came to the
forefront during a joint city-
county forum held at
Loughridge Park Community
Center.
* County Commissioner
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seek re-election as
representative for District 1.
* Taylor County High
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perennial "D" school over the
past several years, was on the


honor roll. Every school in the
district received a "B" grade,
maintaining the district's honor
roll status achieved in 2007.
* Tommy H. Smith, 51, was
killed in a three-vehicle crash at
the intersection of County Road
30 and Foley Cut Off Road.
* Commissioner of Education
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Florida moved from 31st place
to 14th in the 2008 "Quality
Counts: Tapping into Teaching"
report.
* County officials pledged to
improve conditions at the
animal control shelter
following a number of citizens'
complaints.
* The new splash pad
adjacent to Gerald Walker Park
on Warner Avenue opened with
a-ribbon-cutting ceremony.
* An early morning fire
destroyed an unoccupied home
undergoing major renovations.
* County Commissioner Pat
Patterson qualified to seek re-
election for a third term as
representative for District 5.
* Republican candidate Del
E. Tucker Sr. announced his
candidacy for sheriff of Taylor
County.
* Former Taylor County
commissioner Joseph Edward
"Edd" Sadler, 64, turned
himself into authorities to face
drug and contraband charges in
Lafayette County.
* Less than year after being
hired, Doctors' Memorial
Hospital CEO Charles L. Darcy
was fired by the hospital's
board of directors.
* Democrat candidate Lonnie
A. Houck Jr. announced his
candidacy for the office of
county commissioner, District
3.
* Arson and burglary charges
were brought against four
suspects linked to a house fire
in February which destroyed an
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* Clay Crews qualified to
seek the office of county
commissioner for District 1.
* Taylor County began
outsourcing its housing
assistance programs to
Meridian Community Service
Group, Inc.
* Kenneth R. Smith Sr., 42,
of Perry, was killed in a one-
vehicle crash on U.S. 221.
* State officials were
investigating a pair of
suspicious fires in Perry and
were asking for help from the
community. Signs stapled to
the front of a 12th Street
residence stated officials
suspected the July 10 fire
which gutted the structure was
the result of arson. A similar
sign requesting information
was posted outside a home .at
1007 Spring Place.
* Facing increased costs due
to rising fuel prices, the county
eliminated some services in its
transportation disadvantaged
program, allowing it to
maintain the level of services
for its daily bus shuttle.
* Citing his 16 years of
experience with the board,
Frank Russell announced his
candidacy for the county
commission district 3 seat.
* Ocie Reaves announced his
candidacy for the county
commission, District 5.
* The Taylor County Health
Department received
notification that a horse in the
county tested positive for
Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
* A two-year investigation by
the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration's
fisheries services, the Florida
Wildlife Conservation
Commission and the United
States Attorney's Office
involving marine species
ijjegally,,cau gljn, Flp1rida, and
shipped out-of-state resulted in
a 57-count federal indictment
against seven individuals,
including a local business
owner and local deputy.
* Perry Primary, Taylor
County Elementary School and
Steinhatchee School all fell
short of the 100 percent
Adequate Yearly Progress
compliance required by the No
Child Left Behind Act.
* Alex Prins, a 33-year
veteran of the State Attorney's
Office announced he was a
candidate for State Attorney,
Third Judicial Circuit.
* The downtown landmark
known to many as the Peacock
building (and later as simply
the Emporium) was demolished
after falling victim to age and a
collapsed roof.
* A worker at the munitions
plant, Energy Technical
System, sustained serious burns
during a flash fire.
* The 2008 March of Dimes
campaign held its kick-off
luncheon, announcing its co-
chairs were City of Perry
Mayor Emily Ketring and her
daughter Angel.
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* A routine traffic stop for
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* Public nuisance charges
were levied against a Robertson
Street address after a drug buy
was successfully conducted at
the home.
* County commissioners
approved a proposed $49
millionlbudgetnfor the L008--09
fiscal year, and set proposed
millage rates slightly below the
previous year.
* Citing a large amount of
bad debt originating in the
emergency room, Doctors'
Memorial Hospital announced
major changes to its ER policy,
including asking non-
emergency and non-urgent
patients for up-front payments.
* Doctors' Memorial Hospital
presented new financial figures
showing the hospital
experienced a net gain in the
months .f April,'Mlay and June.
* Six teens and pre-teens
escaped serious injury after the
golf cart they were all riding in
overturned on Jody Morgan
Road.
* Shelby Gibson announced
her candidacy for the District 5
seat on the Taylor County
School Board.
* Commission Chairman
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review would help heal the
"rift" between the commission
and the DMH board.
SA 61-year-old Steinhatchee
man was seriously injured after
being stabbed in a bar fight.
* Former Perry mayor Andy
Bowdoin Jr., 74, was named in
a lawsuit accusing a Quincy
company and its owners of
operating a $100 million
pyramid scheme.
* Commissioners approved a
new policy to allow residents to
improve and maintain at their
own expense public right-of-
ways in Steinhatchee which
end at the river's edge.
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Inc., announced net sales in the'
April-June quarter grew by 7.6
percent over the prior year to
$215.3 million, a new sales
record for the company.
* A family traveling from
Miami to Tallahassee escaped
serious injury when a blown
tire caused their SUV to crash
into a heavily wooded area
along U.S. Highway 18 South.
* A slow-moving
thunderstorm dropped more
than three and one-half inches
of rain, making it one of the
wettest days in recent memory.


* The Taylor County
Commission approved
applying for a $200,000 grant
for additional .work at the
Taylor County. Sports
Complex.
* Faced with a $153,000
deficit in its proposed budget
for the coming year, the Perry
City Council was eyeing a 10
percent surcharge hike for
utility customers who live
outside the city limits..
* Congressman Allen Boyd
announced the Perry-Foley
Airport was awarded a $68,115
grant from the Federal Aviation
Administration.
* A Chiefland woman,
Janice Hoi.Chancey, 63,'vuqaas
ejected onto the roadway
during a violent roll-over crash
in Salem.
* Lawton Whiddon, 56, was
left in serious condition after
failing to negotiate a curve on
Hampton Springs Road that
resulted in a crash in which he
was ejected from his
motorcycle.
* Although early predictions
had Tropical Storm Fay striking
the coast somewhere in the Big
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YEAR IN REVIEW
Continued from page 6
near Cape Romano along the
Collier County coastline.
* Longtime incumbent Jack
Tedder (D) handily defeated
challenger Kyle Rowell (D) for
the office of tax collector in the
Primary Election.
* Former Assistant
Supervisor of Elections Dana
Southerland (D) won the top
elections office, racking up 57
percent of the total votes.
* Bruce A. Ratliff won the
Democratic vote for the office
of property appraiser, edging
out opponent Jason Heartsfield
2,703 votes to 1,903. He was to
face Republican challenger
Jerry Register in the November
General Election.
* Incumbent Democrat
Bummy Williams was to face
Republican Tony Chambers in
November to determine Taylor
County's next sheriff.
* Taylor County Middle
School Principal Paul Dyal
won the Democratic Primary
for Superintendent of Schools,
receiving 38.82 percent of the
vote.
* Kenneth R. Dennis
continued to serve as the Taylor
County School Board District 5
representative after holding off
challenger Shelby Gibson in
the primary election.
* County Commissioner Pat
Patterson retained her District 5
seat in the primary election,
defeating her Democratic
challenger Ocie Gator Reaves.
* Incumbent Sylvester
Harris edged out challenger
Richard D. Steadman to hold
on to his Perry City Council
District 1 seat.
* City residents
overwhelmingly approved a
proposed .Qharteamendment
which would'extend the terms
of two offices and bring city
elections in line with other
state, county and national
votes.
* A drug ring with links
to Taylor County was
busted for trafficking
in methamphetamine (also
known as "ice") during an early


morning raid in Madison.
* Shockwaves were
reverberating from Doctors'
Memorial Hospital after five
members of the board of
directors resigned. Board
Chairman Wayne Jones, along
with directors Dr. Mike Walby,
Flora Woodfaulk and Brenda
Wilson resigned. DMH Chief
of Staff Dr. Bilal Khodr, who
held a seat on the board, also
relinquished his seat.
* The Taylor County
Commission was scheduled to
meet to discuss creating an
emergency contingency fund to
ensure that Doctors' Memorial
Hospital was able to pay its
employees.
* Although a winner by
popular vote, local candidate
Greg Parker was awaiting word
on whether or not a recount
would be conducted in the race
for the Third Judicial Circuit
judge's race.
* Local agri-businessman and
forester Don Curtis won the
Republican primary in the race
for the District 10 seat in
Florida's House of
Representatives.
* Two convicted felons were
back behind bars after a traffic
stop led to their arrest for
possession of crack cocaine.
* Scott B. McLeod, 30, was


returning home



September


automobile crash


to Shady
Grove
f r o m
Perry
when he
w a s
involved
in an
that took


his life. Also killed in the two-
vehicle wreck was Charles E.
Back, 66, of Monticello.
* Michael Warf, 41, was
sentenced to 13 and one-half
yeJrs, ipiiptspn, tobjfollowed
by five years probation, for
DUI manslaughter for the death
of Cynthia Miller, who was
killed in an automobile crash
Dec. 12, 2006, on Golf Course
Road.
* The Taylor County
Commission agreed in a 4-0
vote to create a $200,000
emergency contingency fund


after hospital officials said they
could not guarantee they had
enough cash to make their
payroll.
* A 17-year-old Perry teen
was arrested on charges of
aggravated battery after
allegedly shooting a man at 98
Bar.
* A 16-yeir-old Perry teen
was seriously injured in ahn
ATV crash on Rock Road in the
Spring Creek Management
Area.
* Doctors' Memorial
Hospital once again had .a full
board of directors after local
officials filled six empty seats
left open by : recent
resignations: The new, board
consisted of city appointee Bill
Brynes and county appointees
Gary Brett, Daryll Gunter,
Vance Howell, Cline Moore
and John Yarbrough. Joe
Collins was the only director
remaining from the old board.
* The Perry Police
Department was gearing up to
add a K-9 unit to its patrol
arsenal-and received a big
boost of support thanks to a
donation, from . American
Aluminum Accessories, Inc.
* The beleaguered Taylor
County School Board approved
a bare bones $34.9 million
budget for the 2008-09 year,
with indications that more
would likely have to;be cut due
to declining enrollment.
* Two weeks :after giving
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
$200,000 to help the. facility
meets its payroll, the, Taylor
County Commission . voted
unanimously to give another
$400,000.
* Discussions grew heated
during an emergency meeting
after one of. the newly
appointed Doctors' Memorial
Hospital ,directors suggested
there was "resistance" from the
hospital's administration in
giving the new board
information.
* The Steinhatchee Fish
Market project was ranked the
number one project to receive
funding :through the Florida
Community . Trust -land
acquisition program.


* Greg Parker officially won
the Third Judicial Circuit Judge
seat after a recount certified
that he had received 28 votes
over the required 50 percent
threshold, avoiding' a run-off
election.
* A U.S. Air Force bomb
disposal unit was called in after
a local resident found a device
with military markings near
Hagen's Cove. According to
Taylor County Sheriff's Office
Capt. Audie Towles, the
device was identified by the Air
Force team to be a live
phosphorous flare.
* K-9s Rocco and Bandit
reported for duty. The newly-
minted K-9 patrol program
with the Perry Police
Department welcomed its
canine "officers" this past week
and introduced them to
members of the Perry City
Council.
* Looking to save money in
the current and future budget
years to come, the Perry City
Council voted to replace the
gas-burning eternal flame at
Veterans Memorial Park with a
permanent flame replica.
* Donald Rock took over
administration at Doctors'
Memorial Hospital after the
hospital's board of directors
voted not to renew its contract
with CEO Louis H. Bremer Jr.
* Work began on repairing a
stretch of U.S. Highway 98
where a settlement caused the
roadbed to dip.
* The electrical and


instrumentation



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program at
Taylor
Technical
Institute
(T TI)
received
some
$ 2 . 9


million in donated equipment
and software from Rockweil
International to ensure
students receive state-of-the-
art training.
* The Perry Police
Department announced it
would be re-examining
unsolved murder cases and re-
submitting evidence to the
Florida Department of Law


Shabrala Dunwoody was named the 2008 Florida
Forest Festival Junior Miss.
Enforcement (FDLE). attacking the man who had
* The Taylor County United allegedly beaten his mother
Way campaign urged the during a domestic dispute. The
community "Live United" man, Robert Sharer, 50, later
when announcing its fund- died from his injuries.
raising goal for the year: * Don and Susan Lincoln,
$225,000. publisher and managing editor
* The City of Perry planned of the Taco Times and Perry
to purchase a landmark clock to News-Herald, were named
grace the gateway to downtown Community Newspersons of
Perry. the Year by Florida Farm
* Shabrala Ariel Dunwoody Bureau.
was named Taylor County's * An armed robbery suspect
Junior Miss during ceremonies remained at-large after striking
held Oct. 4. She was the Florida a convenience store the night of
Forest Festival's first African- Oct. 25.
American queen/junior miss. * Thousands gathered under
SThe Taylor County School the pines at Forest Capital State
Board faced a $2 million deficit Park to celebrate the annual
for its 2007-08 fiscal year. Florida Forest Festival.
* A 20-year-old Perry man, * Police arrested three men in
Joshua Lee Griffin, was killed connection with two armed
in a single-vehicle automobile robberies which occurred
crash in Lakeland on Oct. 12. within the city.
, ...Iuter ,arv.ey and Abbey, .. Taylor County's. ,pld.,t
Snodgiass Were croW ned Little active registered- Voter,. 102- -�
King and Queen of the 53rd year-old Ella Mae Jones, asked
annual Florida Forest Festival others who had not yet cast
Oct. 11. their ballots..."What are you
* Doctors' Memorial Hospital waiting for?"
Chief of Staff Bilal Khodr filed * Buckeye Technologies,"
a lawsuit against the facility Inc., announced that net sales in
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* A Taylor County teen was grew by 12.1 percent over the
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YEAR IN REVIEW
Continued from page 7


prior year to $221.3 million, a
new sales record for the
company.
* Voters went to the polls by
the thousands for the 2008
General
Election

November and local
results
were:
Sheriff
L.E. "Bummy" Williams was
re-elected to a fourth
consecutive term; Taylor
County Middle School
Principal Paul Dyal handily
won the office of
Superintendent of Schools;
Bruce Ratliff outpaced his


DMH DIAGNOSIS
Continued from page 1
hearing attended by more than
200 people.
In an effort to cut costs, the
hospital soon implemented an
across-the-board, 10 percent
cut in hours and began
outsourcing including
AirMedic One.
Admissions at DMH
improved in early 2008 as the
hospital entered its traditionally
"busy months."
Commissioners agreed to
take up the issue again when
the audit report was presented,
but when the report was made
available in April, the DMH
- board did not return to request
funds at that time.
As for the audit report itself,
it showed that for the fiscal
, year ending May 31, 2007, the
hospital had a more than
$900,000 loss. This was a more
than $1 million swing from the
$300,000 net profit reported in
the summer of 2007.
In late June, two hospital
board members, Michael Lynn
and Scott Mixon, resigned due
to "family reasons" and a work
promotion respectively.
Several weeks later, the
board reported they had fired
Darcy. Interim CFO Tristan


competitor to win the office of
property appraiser; County
Commissioner Malcolm Page
retained his seat and Lonnie
Houck Jr. was named the new
county commissioner,
representing Dist. 3.
* An "overwhelming"
number of complaints from
citizens regarding a local gang
of individuals who called
themselves "Cashville," led the
Taylor County Joint Drug Task
Force to conduct a two-month
undercover operation that
resulted in five arrests.
* Taylor County forester and
businessman Don Curtis failed
in his bid to replace Will
Kendrick in the state House of
Representatives.
* A grand jury returned a "no
true bill" in the case of a Taylor


Glanville--who had been with
the hospital since spring after
DMH contracted with Quorum
Health Resources (QHR) for
his services--took over CEO
duties.
In early August, the board
returned to the county
commission to: give an update
of the hospital's financial.
During the meeting, Bethea
told DMH board members they
should operate under Florida's
Sunshine laws and doing so
would help heal a "rift"
between the two boards.
At the end of August, DMH
board chairman Wayne Jones,
along with directors Dr. Mike
\Walb), Flora Woodfaulk and
Brenda Wilson, resigned from
the board. DMH Chief of Staff
Dr. Bilal Khodr also
relinquished his seat on the
board, leaving only Joe Collins
remaining.
Collins reported to the
commission for an emergency
meeting, and hospital officials
said they were unlikely to make
payroll that week without a
$200,000 infusion of cash from
the county. The commission
voted to give the hospital the
funds.
A new board was appointed,
consisting of city appointee
Bill Brynes, and county


County teen charged with the
beating death of Robert Sharer,
50. The finding meant that no
charges would be filed against
Brent Aaron Mathis, 17.
* A 31-year-old Perry man
was killed in a one-vehicle
crash Nov. 9, on U.S. 19, near
Bill Howell Road. James
William Jimenez was
pronounced dead at the scene.
* A computer programming
glitch caused local tax bills to
be late and forced the City of
Perry and the Taylor County
Commission to marginally
reduce tax village rates.
* Organizers announced a
stellar line-up of entertainment
for the first Southern Pines
Blues & BBQ Festival,
including national recognized
blues musician Larry McCray,


appointees Gary Brett, Daryll
Gunter, Vance Howell, Cline
Moore and John Yarbrough.
Collins was later elected
board chairman.
Two weeks after giving
DMH the $200,000 bailout, the
commission approved a second
infusion of $400,000 to ensure
the facility to meet its payroll.
At that meeting, tensions
rose when one of the new board
members said they were
meeting with resistance from
hospital administration,
including Interim CEO Louis
H. Bremer Jr., who was also
contracted through QHR.
DMH managed to meet its
payroll obligations for the
remainder of the year.
In late September, the DMH
board appointed Taylor County
native Don Rock to serve as a
consultant with the authority of
CEO.
Hospital officials returned to
the commission in December to
give another financial update.
Brynes told commissioners
DMH currently is more than $5
million in debt.
As 2009 begins, the hospital,
along with its new board and
administration, continue to face
questions and tests in
economically challenging
times nationwide.


the Rocky Athas Group,
Damon Fowler and Johnnie
Marshall.
* Hannah Allbritton and
Jarquise Ellis were crowned
Homecoming queen and king
during Taylor County High
School's annual Pep Rally Nov.
13.
* A 17-year-old Perry teen
wanted on charges of sexual
battery and burglary was taken
into custody by the U.S.
Marshals' Violent Fugitive Task
Force in Tallahassee.
Jonnetrich Price, who had
previously been arrested here in
August for allegedly shooting a
man at 98 Bar, was extradited
to Perry.
* Perry Police Department
Chief Vern Clark presented
letters of commendation to two
officers for their roles in
rescuing a man from a burning
home. Ptl. Garrett Campbell
and Ptl. Jimmy Cash were
praised for "the quick response
and selfless nature" of their
actions.
* Maurice Flowers, 20, pled
guilty to kidnapping, armed
robbery and attempted
murder
for his
role in a
December vicious
Satt'fack
Last year
Sh i c h
nearly claimed the life of a
former \\almart employee.
Tonya LaFuenle.
* Taylor County 'native
LeGarrette Blount set a
University of Oregon record for
touchdowns in one season.
* Hurricane Season '08 came
to an end, after producing a
record number of consecutive
storms. It ranked as one of the


Justice served: Manning, Flowers sentenced


JUSTICE DELAYED
Continued from page 1
search for Hoffman that began
two days before when she was
last seen in Tallahassee. Her
car, a 2005 silver Volvo sedan,
was discovered in Perry at a
parking lot on Industrial Park
Drive. Bradshaw and Green
'were taken into custody in
Orlando later that same day.
Local law enforcement
worked in concert with
Tallahassee investigators in the
search for Bradshaw and
Green, going door-to-door in
the early morning hours to
conduct interviews with family
and friends.
Details in the case remain
cloudy; the two suspects
remain in a Leon County Jail
awaiting trial and the family of
the victim has announced its
plans to file a multi-million
dollar wrongful death lawsuit

Election fever
Election mania
3 swept the nation in
2008 and reached
a . fever-pitch
locally. Terms were open for
all six constitutional offices,
three county commission seats
and two school board
seats...along with a battle for
the state attorney's office.
Voters in the city got in on the
action with three open council
seats. Candidates were quick to
throw their hats in the ring
and mounted hard-fought
campaigns. When it came time
to cast ballots in the primary,
voters faced an impressive
slate of 32 candidates.


against the City of Tallahassee
for the Tallahassee Police
Department's role in her death.
On the flipside of this case
was a story of justice served
with the May 22 sentencing of
Alexis Manning 25, to life in
prison.
Manning was the primary
suspect in the brutal stabbing
assault of a Walmart worker
Oct. 12, 2007.
Circuit Court Judge Paul S.
Bryan' told Manning that she
had "forfeited" her right to be
out in society.
Her co-defendant, Maurice
Flowers, 20, also pled guilty
and was sentenced to 30 years


in prison.
Manning and Flowers
attacked Tonya LaFuente, who
was on her break outside
Walmart around 1 a.m. They
forced her to drive her vehicle
to an ATM and withdraw
money. Afterward, she was
forced to drive to a secluded
wooded area off Bacon Street
where she was beaten, stabbed
more than 20 times and left for
dead.
During sentencing hearings,
LaFuente, who was left with
limited use of her legs after the
attack, spoke of the long-term
effects of the attack--both
physically and mentally.


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more active seasons in the 64
years that comprehensive
records have been kept.
* Luther "Sonny" Messick Jr.
was arrested and linked to a
drug ring suspected of
distributing multiple pounds of
methamphetamine in Madison
and Taylor counties.
* Thomas Royriguez Dixon,
31, was arrested for possession
and sale of cocaine by the
Taylor County Joint Drug Task
Force.
* Stephen Alford, the
convicted land speculator who
sought to trade Taylor County
lands for high-priced
beachfront property, pleaded
guilty to additional charges of
theft and/or money laundering
and racketeering while dealing
Xith the former owner of Big
Kahun' s water park in Destin.
Sentencing is scheduled for
January, 2009.
* Taylor County native Anna
(Lamb) Singletary was featured
in a national newspaper
industry journal for her cost-
saving work with the Houston
Chronicle.
* For the "first time ever,"
Buckeye Technologies Inc. shut
down its pulp facility in Perry
for a week, to respond to
" ,o'ftening demand and a
planned recovery boiler
Sminltenance outage."
,. Taylor County High
School's head football coach,
SPrice Hirris,. announced his
resignation effective iJune- 30.
Harris had served as head
.coach and athletic director for
four .. football seasons,
compiling an overall 13-28
record.
* Virgil Villa :of Perry
reminded Taylor Countians of
the snow, ice, mud and intense


fighting of the Battle of the
Bulge, more than 60 years ago.
This particular campaign in
World War II has been called
the greatest battle ever fought
by the United States Army.
* Some 162 drivers were
stopped during checkpoints (to
discourage drunk driving) held
by the Perry Police
Department.



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felony, punishable by a fine of
up to $5,000 and/or up to five
years in jail," Bickel said.
Investigators are interested
in any information the public
may have in the case.
"The investigation into who
perpetrated this crime is
continuing, and a reward is
being offered if the
information lead to an arrest,"
said Bickel
."An\one \\nh information
'can call the toll-free Wildlife
Aler Hotline at 888-404-3922
to report the crime," Bickel
said. "Callers can remain
anonNmpus and may be
eligible for a reward of up to
$1,000 if the information leads
to an arrest." Anyone with
information can also call Lt.
Bruce Cooper at (850) 672-
0376.


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Obituaries


Alline Rae Knowles
Alline Rae Knowles, 84, died
Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at
Marshall Health Care Center.
Born in Ft. Pierce, she moved
from Jacksvonville to Shady
Grove where she had lived for
the past 43 years. She was a
Shoemaker, and --a-nreiflyer-of-
Shady Grove Missionary
Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her brother, Buddy Mullis.
Survivors include: her
husband of 52 years, Hardee
Knowles of Shady Grove and
7one son, Danny Ray of Shady
IGrove; two daughters, Nancy
Dyess of Shady Grove; Dianne
Cantone of Lakeland; one
brother, Dutton A. Bonnell of
Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters,
Colleen Broxton of Longview,
Wash., Mary Daily of Palatka;
seven grandchildren; 16 great
grandchildren and a host of
nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be
held today, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. at
Primitive Baptist Church
Cemetery with Rodney Watts
officiating. Visitation will be
held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the
graveside.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.

Marie Lamond
Morgan-Kinneer
Marie Morgan-Kinneer, 48,
died Dec. 27, 2008. A native of
Melbourne, and former resident
of Archer, she had resided in
Tallahassee since 1981.
She was a 1978 graduate of
Newberry High School, a 1980
graduate of Santa Fe
Community College and a
1983 graduate of Florida State
University with a degree in
library science. She was the
assistant director and director
of Small World Pre-school for
many years and a records
administrator for Leon County.
She attended Hendry Memorial
Methodist Church in Shady
Grove.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Clyde William
Morgan.
Survivors include: her
husband, John Kinneer of
Tallahassee; her mother,
Tressie Morgan of Tallahassee;
three brothers, Bill Morgan of
Cairo, Ga., Logan Morgan of
Morganton, N.C., and Bruce
Morgan of Tallahassee.
Funeral services will be held
today, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. at
Hendry Memorial Methodist
Church in Shady Grove, with
visitation one hour prior to the
service.
Viewing was held Tuesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations


may be made to Big Bend
Hospice.
Beggs Funeral Home,
Apalachee Parkway Chapel, is.
in charge of arrangements.

Willie June Bishop
Willie June Bishop, 70, a
~"tia .',e ain lifelohe' r.sTclentiof
Salem, died Dec. 20, 200S, in
Gainesville.
Mrs. Bishop was born Oct. 9,
1938, to her parents, Leon
Green and the former Mrs.
Annie Russell. She was a
member of Salem Missionary
Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
two brothers, Roger Green and
Chester Green.
Survivors include: her
husband of 47 years, Mr. Leroy
Bishop of Salem; one son,
Wymon Bishop of Perry; two
daughters, Leanna Richardson
of Summerville, S.C. and
Kimberly Cooper of
Harleyville, S.C.; a brother,
Crestal Green of Belleview; a
sister, Nell Shaw of Salem; four
grandchildren and two great
grandchildren.
A memorial service was held
Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home,
which was in charge of
arrangements.

Eunice L. Anderson
Eunice L. Anderson, 83, died
Dec. 26, 2008, in Perry.
Ms. Anderson was a lifelong
resident of Perry and graduated
from Florida Memorial
Academy. She was a former
school traffic guard and
manager/cashier of Charlie's
Mini Mart. She was a former
member of Antioch M.B.
Church and member of Mt.
Olive M.B. Church. She was
Also a member of the Usher's
Ministry.
Survivors include: her
brothers, Randolph Woodfaulk
and Freddie Woodfaulk, both of


Perry, and Charles Blalock of
Live Oak; and a sister, Alberta
Brant-Eagle of Perry.
The service was held
Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive
Missionary Baptist Church in
Perry. Family received friends
Monday, Dec. 29, from 5 to
7 p.m. ad-iTinitN Funeral Home.

Vera LaJean
Edwards
Vera LaJean Edwards "Jean,"
71, a homemaker, died Dec. 26,
2008, in Bunnell.
A native of Westville, Mrs.
Edwards was the daughter of
the late John W. Hornsby and
Cora Slaughter. She lived in
Perry most of her life.
She was a member of
Crosspoint Baptist Church,
formerly Burton Baptist
Church. She formerly worked
as an associate in the garden
department for Walmart of
Perry.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, former
County Commissioner Shelton
Edwards; a granddaughter,
Brandi Cruce; two sisters, Sybil
Williams and Helen Hornsby;
and a nephew Jimmy Williams.
Survivors include: two sons,
Bobby and (Lynda) Edwards of
Perry, Tommy and (Lisa)
Edwards also of Perry; two
daughters, Shelly and (Jerry)
Cruce .of Perry and Sandy
Bowden of Bunnell; three
brothers, James Hornsby and
J.W. Hornsby of Perry and
Jimmy Homsby of Lakeland;
one sister, Maxine Lewis of
Perry; seven grandchildren; 11
great grandchildren and a host
of nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held
Monday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. at
Pisgah Cemetery.
Family received friends
Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home
which was in charge of
arrangements.


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Churches greet new year


Candlelight
communion
service planned
The Robert M. Hendry
Methodist Church invites
everyone to celebrate the
coming of a new year with a
candlelight communion service
on Dec. 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the
church sanctuary.
The public is cordially
invited to attend.

New Year's Eve
Mass on Dec. 31
The Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church announces
services today, New Year's Eve.
At 5 p.m., Adoration and
Benediction in the Church will
be observed, followed by a
5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass.
On New Year's Day, the
church plans a 7:45 a.m.
chaplet, an 8 a.m. New Year's
Day Mass, a 10:15 a.m. chaplet
and a 10:30 a.m. New Year's
Day Mass.
The community is invited to
join in these services of
worship.

Preach Bowl set for
Dec. 31
The Temple of God Baptist
Church, located at 105 Sandra
St., will hold a Preach Bowl on
Wednesday, Dec. 31, from
9 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.
In addition to preaching,
there will be praising, dancing,
and singing. Breakfast will be
served.
Elder Robert E. French,
pastor of the church, invites
everyone to attend.


services will follow at 7 p.m.
On Friday and Saturday,
breakfast will be served at 8
a.m. with services following at
10 a.m. Then lunch will be
served.
On Sunday, services begin at
10 a.m., followed by a lunch
which concludes the four-day
event. All meals are free and a
nursery will be provided.
For additional information,
call the church 584-2980 or
Pastor Paul Nawlin at 584-
7367.

Monthly sing set
at Church of God
The Perry First Church of
God on Highway 221 North
will have its monthly sing on
Saturday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m.
featuring "Trinity." Everyone
is invited to attend.

Revival tonight
The House of Deliverance
invites everyone to "come and


enjoy our Holy Ghost Revival
with' preaching, praising, and
shouting" tonight (Wednesday)
at 8:30. The church is located at
404 W. Bacon Street; Apostle
Ivory Ridgeway is pastor.

Sympathies
extended
In lieu of her regular column,
Mrs. B.D. Williams and many
friends within the city
send their deepest, heartfelt
sympathy to the bereaved
families in this community who
grieve the loss of their loved
ones.
Little St. John to
ring in New Year
Little St. John and Pastor
Robert M. Butler invite
everyone to a New Year's Eve
celebration which begins
tonight (Wednesday) at 10:30
and continues "until the Holy
Ghost permits." Breakfast will
be served.


Faith Baptist slates
four days of worship
All are invited to four days of T rt- r -
\.orship.- music, food and I concertF friday - -.
Christian fellowship at the North Florida Concerts presents Mike and Kelly
Sonshine Jubilee planned at Bowling in concert at the Northside Church of God in
Faith Baptist Church Jan. 1-4. Perry Friday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. A
Supper will be served each love offering will be received during the concert. The
evening at 5:30 beginning group consists of Mike Bowling, his wife Kelly and
Thursday, Jan. 1. Then Jeff Snyder.


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FIREWOOD & LIGHTER For Sale!
Cheap. Seasoned wood. Delivery
available 7 days a week. Call Mike at
584-5354 or Chris at 223-1559.
12/5-1/14

Computer repair. New and used
computers with your data transfer
included. Repairs available at your
home or business.
10/24PC

New Electric Mobility Scooter with
used electric lift that fits rear hitch on
vehicle. $895. Perry Scooters 1302 N.
Jefferson St. 371-1432.
12/24-4/1

Historical red brick for sale 838-6077
or 584-2270.
9/3tfJM

WANT TO BUY
Old Taylor County & Jerkins
Yearbooks
Old Silver Coins
Scrap Gold
Old Comic Books
Used Furniture (LR, DR, BR).
Used Appliances
Taylor County Memorabilia





New 350 watt Mobility Electric 3 wheel
Scooters, $495. ATV's, Go Karts &
Motor Scooters. We repair most makes
and models. Perry Scooters. 1302 N.
Jefferson St. Phone 371-1432.
12/1-01/07



IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A PET BE
SURE TO CHECK THE TAYLOR
COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER AT 838-
3525
12/19tfHH

Mixed Bull Dog Puppies 5 weeks old,
Very cute. $25 each.223-1850Q, .-
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If you have lost your pet check the
Taylor County Animal Shelter 838-
3525.
12/09tfHH



Investors Wanted Young Corporation
would like 9 more investors buy
distressed properties. Ground up
opportunity. Call for details. 843-8775
or 223-1088.
12/31-1/2


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Many financing programs! We can do it
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INVOICE SALE going on through the
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Trailer for Rent - Fully furnished 1
bedroom trailer. Utilities included 1 or 2
adults only. No children, No pets.
References checked. $160 per week
plus $160 deposit. Call 584-2199.
12/31-1/16.

2 bd/1 bath M.H. in small park. City
limits, porch, cable, air, partially
furnished. $325 a month plus $150
deposit. One year lease. 584-8618.
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Monthly and Weekly Camping Space
for rent at Nafee Camp Ground. 5260
Hwy 19 South. This month we are
giving end of the year special price.
$299 per month for good and sober
tenants. Includes cable, electric, water,
coin laundry, bath house. Nice and
quiet. Call 584-7084.
12/17-1/2

For Rent recently refurbished, 4000 sq.
ft. 2 1/2 bath, spacious rooms, LR,
Den, 2 fireplaces, garage plus carport,
secluded location, surrounded by 80
acres close to town, Call Professional
Realty of Perry. 584-5844.
12/12-1/7
Steinhatchee Place.Resort - Furnished
1 and 2 bedroom Condos for Rent.
$550-$675. Included in price - Water,
cable, internet and hot tub in;
Steinhatchee. Call 1-352-498-7740.
11/28tfSPR/SPD
Westqate Rooms available for rent.
Refrigerator, microwave.TV w/cable,
AC/Heater. Everything included.
$155 weekly $40 daily, $495 per
month. RV sites $19 daily, $70.
weekly. $250 monthly. Tax included.
1627 S. Byron Butler Pkwy. 850-584-
5235.
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Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from Monthly
$550 required $45 deposit, $165
weekly or $40 daily tax included. 317
N. Byron Butler Pkwy. 850-584-7033.
11/14ffLS

1 & 2 bedroom apartments available.
Call 584-6666.
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Woodridge Apartments!!
Accepting applications for 1,2 & 3 BR
HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments. HUD vouchers
considered. Equal , Housing
Opportunity. Office hours are 8:00 -
5:00 Mon. - Thurs. Call 850-584-5668.
709 W.'Church St. Perry, FL 32348.
TDD 711
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Apartment for rent - 2 room furnished
apt. utilities & satalite TV included. 1-or i
2 adults only. No children, No pets.'
References checked. $160 per week
plus $160 deposit. Call 584-2199.
12/31-1/16

Don't Re-gift next year
Sell your unwanted
Christmas gifts in the
classifieds!!

Mobile Home on one acre for rent.
Close to highway 19. Deposit required.
$260 a month. 813-641-7554 or 941-
447-2428.
12/24-1/1

All electric 2 br/1 bath mobile home in
small park north of town. $350 mo.
$300 sec deposit. No pets. Must have
rental references. Call 838-2755.
10/29tfDC

1 bedroom 1 bath apartment for rent. In
quiet neighborhood. Carport, utilities
included. (gas, electric,) Call (850)371-
0058.
12/5-12/31
Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park.
now taking application for one 2 BR/1
Bth Mobile Home total electric central
H/air and one 3 Br/2 bth mobile home
total electric central H/air. Applications
and reference required. Call 584-3889
9/5tfRB
Southern Villas of Perry
Looking For Applicants!
Rental assistance available. HUD
vouchers accepted. 1 & 2 BR HC &
non- HC accessible apartments. Office
hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.
Call 850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315
Puckett Rd, Perry, Fl, 32347. Equal
Housing Opportunity.
5/2tfnSV


Taking applications for rental - 2BR 2B
Mobile Home $450.00, Set up in
Everetts Mobile Home Park. Water,
sewer & garbage included in rent.
Absolutely no phone calls. Apply in
person, Monday through Wednesday 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. References required. Ask
for Ms. Betty.
12/5tfEMP

Taking applications for rental available
January 1,2009. 3 Br/2 bath - triple
wide - located at 1120 Buckeye
Nursery Road. $300 deposit and
$695.00 monthly rent. Must apply in
person to Perry Repo Outlet Monday
through Wednesday - Ask for Ms. Betty
- References required. No phone calls.
12/19tfEMH



HOUSES FOR SALE
*602 N. JEFFERSON ST.
5BED/2BATH= 2319 sq ft.
*113 LEWIS DRIVE off hwy 19.
3BED/2BATH = apx 2000sq ft,
ACRES
NEWLY REMODELED INSIDE, NEW
CENTRAL, NEWER ROOF.
*602 W. BACON ST. = 3BED/1 BATH
1/3 city block, $22,000.
call 584-4678
12/5-12/31

Home in beautiful rural setting located
just five minutes from local hospitals
and less than ten minutes from Super.
Wal-Mart, Perry, Florida. 28x70 Palm
Harbor, 1996-$55,000. Master
bedroom, three additional bedrooms,
two full bathrooms, one.1/2 bath, with a
bonus room and fireplace, includes a
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Call 850-843-068 cell phone or 850-
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Land Sale 10 acres in Steinhatchee.
Start at $49,000 with 5% down. $389
month. Great Hunting and Fishing.
352-542-7835 or 352-356-0805.
11/26-2/13

2 Bedroom/1 Bath house on 2 acres of
land for sale. $65k for more information
call 838-6625.
12/24-1/14
Motivated Seller: Located on Will Clark
Rd. 2 bed/1 bath block home situated
on 16 acres. House built in 1964,
Hardwood floors, living room w/brick
fireplace, fridge & new stove, new roof,
new paint job inside /outside, well
pump. Acreage has several pecan and
magnolia trees. Asking $150,000. For
further information call Dusty at 904-
260-3967..
12/10-12/31

Land for sale, 221 North Between
Shiloh Church Rd. and Cairo Parker
Rd. 1 acre lots with paved roads.
Owner financing available. Please call
(386) 658-1346 or (850) 584-7466.
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1998 Coachmen 5th wheel camper for
sale. 24 foot long with slide out. New
refrigerator, everything works great. In
very nice shape. Comes with 5th wheel
plate for your truck. Asking $6,500. Call
Chris at 578-2451.
12/31-1/7


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Perry, Florida 32348
Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 Mon. - Fri.
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14 ft Aluminum V-Bottom Boat w/20 HP
Evinrude motor and trailer. $1100
O.B.O. (850)843-0287.
12/5-12/31



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12/24-1/2

Avon needs Reps in this area!! Start
the New Year right! Start your own
business. Only $10 start up kit. Earn
50%. Avon Buy or Sell. Call BJ Cannon
at 850-843-2605 or 850-584-6289.
12/24-1/16


Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners
Roll Off Site Attendant (occasional call
in) = $6.88 no benefits.
Grant Administrative Secretary (part
time - 20 hours per week) This is a
grant funded position which possibly
goes through September 15, 2009.
Salary range between $11.88 - $13.37.
Job descriptions and applications can
be obtained from
www.taylorcountygov.com or
Employment Connections Mobile Unit
located in the K-Mart Parking Lot on
Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4
p.m. Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is an EOE, VP, DT,
background check employer.
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We also grind stumps. Call today 838-
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12/3-2/20

If you find that you do not have a lot of
free time to rake and clean up your
yards call us for a free estimate. We
also clean out flower beds and haul of
junk cars and what ever else needs to
be done. Give us a call at 850-584-
8959. Thank you - Chad H. Dees lawn
care. Licensed and Insured.
11/5-12/31


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Pressure washing, painting, concrete,
wood decks, Ceramic tile, laminate
wood available, Mobile Home Repairs,
RV Leak Repairs. 578-3776, 838-6077
or 584-2270.
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Experienced Computer Techs will
repair your computer in your home.
Upgrades, new, or used computer
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Double Wide $70
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Water/Sewer Hook-Ups Available
Complete Set-Up Service & Anchoring,
Dirt Pads & Tree Service

Tear Down & Removal, Releveling,
Installation of New Windows & Doors,
Roofs, Skirting & Vinyl Siding.
licensed, Insured & Bonded
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or Steve McKlnney 838-0676

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and complete lawn service. Call 584-
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Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Leave. We have a drug
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Apply in person.


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B-3 Taco Times December 31, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 62-2008-CA-000764
DIVISION:
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
LEHMAN XS TRUST SERIES 2007-9,
Plaintiff,
VS.
OSCAR ALVARADO, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
OSCAR ALVARADO 419 NE 22ND
STREET WILTON MANORS, FL 33305
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the
following property in TAYLOR County,
Florida:
LANDS DESCRIBED IN OR 181 PAGE
480, LESS AND EXCEPT LANDS
DESCRIBED IN OR 407, PAGE 197;
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH, RANGE 8 EAST, TAYLOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 662.0 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST
328.5 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 662.0
FEET; THENCE RUN EAST 100.00 FEET:
THENCE RUN SOUTH 425.23 FEET;
THENCE RUN WEST 210.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 210.00 FEET TO
THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
ELLISON ROAD; THENCE RUN WEST,
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 53.5
FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 160.5 FEET;
THENCE RUN WEST 165.0 FEET TO THE
WEST SECTION LINE OF SECTION 20;
THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG THE WEST
LINE OF SAID SECTION 20; 474.73 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses within 30 days after
the first publication, if any, on Florida
Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address is 9119
Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the
original with this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition. This notice shall
be published once each week for
two consecutive weeks in the Perry
Newspapers. WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on this 18th day
of December, 2008
Angie M. Murphy
Clerk of the Court
By: Marti Lavalle, DC
12/31; 1/7

Notice of Public Meeting and Notice
of Intent to Adopt New Rate Structure
The Big Bend Water Authority
announces a public meeting to
which all persons are invited. The
purpose of the meeting is the
adoption of a new rate structure for
water and wastewater, which will
become effective the next billing
cycle. The meeting will be held on
Thursday, January 22, 2009,
beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Big
Bend Water Authority, which is
loadfte' -at'-"313- First Avenue 'SE'
Ste nnahfee, l-Orida. ".:-
Information or complete copies of
the rate structure may be obtained
by visiting the Authority's website
http://bigbendwaterauthority.com
or by contacting Jo Hiers at 352-498-
3576.
12/31

Notice Is hereby given to Dustin M.
Bruce or Nicholas Financial Inc. Unless
payment is made on 2003
Oldsmobile Alero VIN:
1G3NL52E53C180811 for towing &
storage charges on 12/9/2008.
Vehicle will be auctioned on the 16TH
day of January , 2009 @ 10 am at
Thomas Chevrolet 2128 Hwy 19 S,
Perry, FL (850) 584-6221 per F.S.
713.585
12/31

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 3RD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 62-2008-CA-000440
CITIMORTGAGE, INC. PLAINTIFF
VS. NEELEY E. SADLER, ET AL ,
NOTICE OF ACTION - CONSTRUCTIVE
SERVICE
TO: NEELEY E. SADLER AND
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NEELEY E.
SADLER whose residence is 9485 S U.S,


HWY. 19, PERRY, FL 32348.
and who is evading service of
process and the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming an interest by,
through, under or against the
Defendant(s), who are not known to
be dead or alive, and all parties
having or claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the property
described in the mortgage being
foreclosed herein.
TO: TALINA L. HOCKADAY AND
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TALINA L.
HOCKADAY whose residence is
unknown if he/she/they be living; and
if he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming an Interest by,
through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, and all parties
having or claiming to have any right,
title or interest In the property
described in the mortgage being
foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property: BEGIN AT THE
POINT OF INTERSECTION OF WESTERLY
R/W LINE OF U.S. #19 AND THE SOUTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SE 1/4 OF NW
1/4 OF SECTION 2, T6S, R8E AS THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN
NORTH 34 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 21
SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WESTERLY
R/W LINE OF U.S. #19, 294.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 64 DEGREES 56
MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST 600.74
FEET TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE
OF SAID SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4; THENCE
RUN N 89 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 39
SECONDS EAST, 710.72 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL
OF LAND CONTAINS 2.0 ACRES AND IS
LOCATED IN THE SE1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF-
SECTION 2, T6S, R8E, TAYLOR COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on DAVID J.
STERN, ESQ. Plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is 900 South Pine Island Road,
Suite 400, Plantation, FL 33324-3920
,2008, (no later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication of this
Notice of Action) and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at TAYLOR County, Florida, this
15 day of Dec., 2008
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Marti Lee
Deputy Clerk
PUBLISH IN: THE PERRY NEWS HERALD
THIS NOTICE SHALL BE PUBLISHED
ONCE A WEEK FOR TWO
CONSECUTIVE WEEKS. IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at the
TAYLOR County Courthouse at
850838-3506, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 900 Soutp,,
Pine Island Road Suite 400 Plantatiodr
FL 33324-3920
12/24, 12/31

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-425-CA
WILLIAM LAMAR SMITH,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
MATTHEW V. SEVERANCE;
CACV OF COLORADO, LLC; and
CHRYSLER FINANCIAL COMPANY, LLC,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that ANNIE
MAE MURPHY, Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Taylor County, Florida, will on
the 20TH day of JANUARY, 2009, at
11:00 a.m. at the front door of the
Taylor County courthouse in the City
of Perry, Florida, offer for sale and sell
at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following
described property situated in Taylor
County, Florida, to-wit:
Parcel No. 33-04-07-05651-275
COMMENCE AT THE POINT OF
INTERSECTION OF THE EAST
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NW 1/4 OF NE
1/4 OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH, RANGE 7 EAST AND THE
SOUTHERLY R/W LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY
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Ware 01 & Supply Co., Inc.
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Perry, Florida 32348


NO. 98 AND RUN SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID R/W LINE, 1260 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
FROM SAID POB CONTINUE
SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID R/W
LINE 413 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH
PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF
SAID FORTY, 300 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTHEASTERLY PARALLEL TO SAID
R/W LINE, 413 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 300 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL CONTAINS
2.56 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING
EASEMENT RESERVED BY GRANTOR
FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS ACROSS
THE WEST 25 FEET THEREOF BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE POINT
OF INTERSECTION OF THE EAST
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NW 1/4 OF NE
1/4 OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH, RANGE 7 EAST AND THE
SOUTHERLY R/W LINE OF U.S HIGHWAY
NO. 98 AND RUN SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID R/W LINE, 1645.20 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
FROM SAID POB CONTINUE
SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID R/W
LINE 27.80 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH
PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF
SAID FORTY 300 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTHEASTERLY PARALLEL TO SAID
R/W LINE 27.80. FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 300 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL CONTAINS
0.17 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
pursuant to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered In a case
pending in said Court, the style of
which is as set out above, and the
docket number of which is 08-425-
CA. Any person claiming an Interest
in the surplus from the sale, If any,
other than the property-owner as of
the date of the Is pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
WITNESS my hand and the official
seal of said Court, this 18th day of
December, 2008.
ANNIE MAE MURPHY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida
By: MARTI LEE
Deputy Clerk
12/24, 12/31

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS
OF QUALIFICATIONS
The Taylor County Board of'County
Commissioners is soliciting sealed
statements of qualifications for
Pharmacy Services for the Taylor
County Jail.
Qualified firms or Individuals desiring
to provide the required products or
services must submit four (4)
packages in a sealed envelope or
similar package marked "Sealed SOQ
for Pharmacy Services for the Taylor
County Jail" to the Clerk of Court, 1st
Floor Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson
Street, Suite 102, or P.O. Box 620,
Perry, Florida 32348, to arrive no later
than 4:00 P.M., local time, on
Monday, January 5, 2009. All SOQ'S
MUST have the respondent's name
and mailing address clearly shown on
the outside of the envelope or
package when submitted. SOQs will
be opened and respondents
announced at 6:10 P.M. local time, or
as soon thereafter as practical, on
Monday, January 5, 2009, in the
Taylor County Administrative
Complex, 201 East Green Street,
Perry, Florida 32347.
RQ FI-,..,,T,,3h,_ . MUST. be obtained
from the Clerk of Court, 1st. Floor
Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson
Street, Suite 102, Perry, Florida 32348,
(850) 838-3506.
The County reserves the right, in Its
sole and absolute discretion, to reject
any or all SOQs, to cancel or
withdraw this solicitation at any time
and waive any irregularities In the
SUQ process. The County reserves
the right to award any contract to
the respondent which it deems to
offer the best overall service;
therefore, the County is not bound to
award any contracts) based on the
lowest quoted price. The County, In
its sole and absolute discretion, also
reserves the right to waive any minor
defects in the process and to accept
the proposal deemed to be in the
County's best interest. The County, In
its sole and absolute discretion, also
reserves the right to assign a local
business preference In an amount of
five (5) percent of the proposal price
pursuant to Taylor County Ordinance
No. 2003-12. No faxed SOQs will be
accepted.
Additional information may be
obtained from:
Dreese Leverette
Taylor County Jail
589 Highway 27 East
Perry, FL 32347


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From Turkey to Perry
The Perry Rotary Club recently played host for the day to Rotary Youth Exchange
student Berk Deniz Yilmaz of Instanbul, Turkey. Yilmaz was accompanied by Larry
DiPietro of the Tallahassee Sunrise Rotary Club, which is hosting DiPietro during
his year-long stay in the United States. Yilmaz is attending Lincoln High School in
Tallahassee and plans to pursue a degree in engineering. He toured Buckeye following
the club meeting. Shown above are (from I to r): Perry Rotary Club President Dawn
Gunter, DiPietro, Yilmaz and Rotarian Daryll Gunter.

Lifeline participation grows;

residents encouraged to join


Participation in the Lifeline
Assistance (Lifeline) program
increased by nearly 12 percent,
according to the Florida Public
Service Commission's (PSC)
Annual Lifeline Report.
SThe Lifeline program
makes telephone service more
affordable for low-income
residents.
"Imagine being without a
phone. The fact is that some
Florida residents are phoneless
year-round, and we want them
to know help is available," said
Matthew M. Carter II, PSC
chairman. "Each year, through
our outreach efforts, many
eligible Floridians sign up for
Lifeline and stay connected
to family, as well as to vital
community services."
As of June 2008, nearly
184,000 eligible customers
participated in the Florida
Lifeline program. In its 2008
report sent to the Governor
: and the Legislature, the PSC
attributed increased Lifeline
participation to the automatic
enrollment process initiated
in April 2007 by the PSC


and Florida's Department of
Children and Families.
Under the federal Lifeline
program, telephone customers
who participate in certain public
assistance programs are entitled
to receive a basic telephone
service discount of at least
$13.50 per month, a savings of
$162 per year. Link-Up Florida
(Link-Up) provides a 50 percent.
reduction in the telephone
service installation charge,
up to a maximum of $30, for
qualifying households that do
not currently have telephone
service.
"A telephone is no longer a
luxury, but a necessity," said
Carter.' "Iin difficult economic
times, it's important for
residents to know about these
benefits. A telephone offers
safety and peace of mind in
emergencies and in everyday
living.
"We're working with
telephone companies,the Offic6
of Public Counsel, and many
other groups to promote Link-
Up and Lifeline, and we're
hoping the public will also


spread the word about these
beneficial programs," Carter
added.
Eligibility for Link-Up and
Lifeline includes participation
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