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SCOUTING FOR FOOD
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Annual 'Good Turn'
kicks off Saturday
During the month of February,
the Boys Scouts of America are
celebrating more than 99 years
since their founding and once
again, local area Cub and Boy
Scouts will be collecting food as
part of Scouting's annual Good
A number of Perry
neighborhoods will have bags
placed on their doors on
Saturday, Jan. 31. Those homes
will be revisited on Saturday, Feb.
7, beginning at 10 a.m. (For
those homes where bags were
distributed, please leave food
items on the porch where they
are visible from the road.)
All items collected stay in
Perry and are distributed
throughout the year by area
For additional information
concerning Scouting or the food
drive, please call 584-1569 or
Boy Scouting involves young
men from the ages of 6 to 18.
Cub Scout Pack 603 is
.sponsored by the Perry Kiwanis
Club. Boy Scout Troop 600 is
sponsored by the Perry Elks
DOF hosts Best
On Tuesday, Feb. 3, the
Division of Forestry will present a
Best Management Practices
(BMP) workshop for landowners
in the Taylor and Dixie County
,The workshop be held from
8:30 a.m. until noon at the
Steinhajchee Community Center.
Regional BMP Forester Cathy
Hardin will speak, followed by a
field visit to a recently harvested
site in order to discuss some of
the techniques and concerns in a
"real life situation."
Topics will include: insuring
that a contract harvest has been
carried out correctly, planting,
fertilization, fire prevention
techniques and emergency
Refreshments will be provided
by the Dixie County Extension
Office. Please contact
Barry Tye for more information at
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC) is continuing to ask for
help in determining who killed a
Florida black bear near Shady
The bear was found on Dec.
28; anyone with information is
asked to call the toll-free Wildlife
Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922.
Callers may remain
anonymous and may be eligible
for a reward of up to $1,000 if the
information leads to an arrest.
F-ultat ctlsed for
The fountain at Veterans
Memorial Park has been closed
It will resume operation in late
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As district faces $770,000 deficit
Unpaid leave for teachers?
School employees, including
teachers, may be asked to take
five days of unpaid leave
before the end of the school
year as part of a new $770,000
recovery plan to balance the
While the last official update
from the district (at the school
board's Jan. 13 meeting) was
mostly positive, district
officials told the' Taco Times
Tuesday that the discovery of a
computational error, along with
a loss of 79 students projected
for next month's full-time
equivalent student count, has
resulted in an estimated
$770,000 deficit in the district's
The district also lost
$400,000 due to legislation
passed earlier this month as
Florida lawmakers tried to cut
some $2.3 billion from the
According to Vickie
McManus, when the state's
financial recovery team made
its monthly visit last week, they
discovered that the $675,000 in
additional payroll savings she
had reported to the board, as
well as a $170,000 BENCOR
payment (associated with the
DROP program), had already
'No state funding for
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
(DMH), unfunded state
mandates and the fate of Forest
Capital State Museum were key
issues discussed during last
week's legislative delegation
State Senator Charles Dean
and Representative Leonard
Bembry met with local officials
from the city, county and
school district, along with local
residents, for about an hour to
receive input on the upcoming
regular legislative session
slated to begin March 3.
Dean and Bembry were
quick to note that with the state
facing a projected $4 billion
budget deficit when they next
meet, there would be no
funding for local projects.
Historically, local officials
have used the delegation
meeting to make their case for
Community Issue Budget
DMH Interim CFO Bill
Brynes asked the legislators to
look into Medicaid
reimbursements as Well as a
been taken into account and
should not have been on the
recovery plan's list as
The payroll savings have
been part of the district's
recovery plan since last fall, but
the error was not discovered
until last week.
"There was an interpretation
question," Superintendent of
Schools Paul Dyal said. "It was
provision disallowing facilities
to share nurses. When asked, he
said the hospital was
City Manager Bob Brown
and County Administrator Jack
Brown both raised concerns
felt that our interpretation was
"It's nobody's fault. It's
simply the economy we're in."
At the Jan. 13 meeting, the
district was projected to end the
fiscal year with a $552,000
positive balance in its general
fund. Instead, the district is
facing $770,000 in additional
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over unfunded mandates from
the state, where local
governments are required to
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18-year-old falls asleep
at wheel, crashes truck
An 18-year-old Perry man was seriously injured when he fell "
asleep at the wheel and crashed his truck around 5 a.m. Saturday
on Beach Road (C.R. 361). SENATOR
Johnny Young was transported to Doctors' Memorial Hospital CN4RLEs DEA
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper William Ernst reported
that Young was traveling south on Beach Road (six miles south of
U.S. 19) in a 2000 Ford truck when the crash occurred at 4:45 a.m. State Representative Leonard Bembry (left) and Senator Charles Dean, along with their staffs, met in Perry
Thursday as local officials spoke about issues of community concern, including Doctors' Memorial Hospital and
",.- Please see page 2 ? Forest Capital State Museum.
Buckeye announces drop in sales
Buckeye Technologies Inc.
announced Tuesday that net
sales of $184.7 million for the
were down 12.4 percent
compared to the same quarter a
year ago and were down 16.6
percent versus the record July-
Earnings for the quarter were
7 cents per, share (excluding a
potential goodwill impairment
charge) compared to 35 cents
per share in the same period
last year and 23 cents per share
recorded in the July-September
quarter of 2008 due to
weakened demand and
downtime at several plants
resulting from the global
Due to adverse equity market
conditions which have caused a
decrease in current market
multiples and the price of the
company's stock, which is
currently trading well below
book value, it has been
determined that an indicator of
potential goodwill impairment
exists for the October-
Accordingly, the company
has commenced performing an
interim goodwill impairment
test, and expects by the first
week of February to have an
indication of whether an
impairment charge will be
required. In the event that there
is a determination that goodwill
is impaired, a non-cash charge,
which would reduce reported
net income and earnings per
share for the quarter, would be
required. The maximum
goodwill balance that would be
subject to impairment as of
Dec. 31, 2008, is $140 million.
Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer John B.
Crowe said, "This has been a
challenging quarter for
Buckeye, as the global
economic recession has
reduced demand for some of
our products. While demand
for most of our high-end
specialty wood products
remains solid, demand for our
specialty cotton fibers has
Crowe said sales of airlaid
nonwovens products were also
down primarily due to
customer inventory reductions
and normal seasonal weakness
in Europe in December.
"As we previously
announced, we took market
downtime at our Foley,
Memphis and Americana plants
during the quarter to match
production to shipment
demand. In addition to a
company-wide focus on
reducing costs and maintaining
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The unemployment rate for
Taylor County jumped for the
seventh time in the last eight
months in December, rising to
With the exception of
September, the county's
unemployment rate has risen
every month since April,
when the rate was 4.5 percent.
According to the Florida
Agency for Workforce
Innovation (AWI), 745 people
were unemployed in Taylor
County in December out of a
labor force of 8,891.
For the month, Taylor had
Keep Taylor County Beautiful (KTCB) won a national President's Award for its efforts to promote
environmental awareness, stewardship and pride in the community. The program, a component of the Perry-
Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, was also recognized for the support it receives from local sponsors.
Chamber Chairman Cline Moore, left, and KTCB Director Dawn Taylor are shown above.
the 26h highest
unemployment rate out of
Florida's 67 counties.
That month, there was only
one report of significant
initial claims activity for a
Taylor County business, with
11 people filing for
unemployment from BIS
Frucon Industrial Services
during the week of Dec. 20.
AWI only reports on
employers who have more
than 10 claims in a week,
said North Florida
Board (NFWDB) Public
Relations Director Diane
adjusted unemployment rate
for December 2008 was 8.1
percent, representing 752,000
jobless out of a labor force of
The unemployment rate
was 0.7 percentage point
higher than the revised
November rate of 7.4 percent
and up 3.6 percentage points
from the December 2007 rate.
The state's rate was
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KTCB wins national
Keep Taylor County Beautiful (KTCB) received the prestigious
"Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award" at the 55th
annual national conference held recently in Washington, D.C.
The President's Circle Award recognizes exemplary
performance made by certified affiliates of the national nlA-profit
organization to reduce litter, minimize waste and beautify and
improve their local communities, KTCB Director Dawn Taylor.
In qualifying for the award, KTCB met Keep America
Beautiful's (KAB) standards of excellence "by conducting an
annual Litter Index, calculating the affiliate's cost/benefit ratio and
engaging volunteers to take greater responsibility for their
community environment," she explained.
In addition, award recipients must have conducted activities in
Keep America Beautiful's three core focus areas of litter
prevention, waste reduction and beautification/community
KTCB was also presented the KAB national "Outstanding
Sponsor Support" award.
"Keep America Beautiful is committed to making a simple
premise work in communities across the nation--engaging
individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their
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Unemployment continues to grow
A-2 Taco Times January 28, 2009
Following the Jan. 20 District Board of Trustees meeting at NFCC, Board Chair
John Maultsby Jr., left, congratulated John Grosskopf on being selected as
president of NFCC.
For the region
Madison has highest unemployment rate
Continued from page 1
also 0.9 percentage point
higher than the national
unemployment rate of 7.2
Florida's December 2008
unemployment rate was the
highest since September 1992,
when the rate was 8.9 percent.
Prior to 1992, the seasonally
adjusted unemployment rate
Truck hit tree,
ASLEEP AT WHEEL
Continued from page 1
The driver fell asleep and the
vehicle entered the west
shoulder of the road. Young
woke up and overcorrected,
crossing into the northbound
lane. He overcorrected a
second t ,, re-entein g the
southbound lane., The
truck began to rotate
counterclockwise, with the rear
of the vehicle striking a tree.
The truck continued to spin
and began to overturn, with the
hood of the vehicle hitting
another tree, according to the
Taylor County Fire Rescue,
DMH Emergency Medical.
Services and the Taylor County
Sheriffs Office all assisted at.
The driver was out of the
vehicle and standing next to
the highway patrol cruiser
when Fire-Rescue arrived on
for Florida (using current
methodology) peaked at 9.7
percent in January, February
and March of 1976. A different
methodology was used to
calculate unemployment rates
prior to 1976; during that time,
the rate reached a high of 11.9
percent in May 1975.
The regional unemployment
rate, which includes Hamilton,
Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison,
Suwannee and Taylor counties,
was 8.0 percent.
The last time the regional
unemployment rate for
December was this high or
higher was in 1993 at
8.7 percent. Florida's
unemployment rate is 7.8
percent (the seasonally
adjusted rate is 8.1 percent).
In the region, total industry
employment lost 1,061 jobs
over the past year.
Manufacturing lost the most
jobs--514--followed by trade,
.traosporatiaon and utilitti i.ii h ..
233 lost jobs.
"Every day the people of our
agency are touching the lives of
hundreds of thousands of
Floridians seeking assistance in
weathering these challenging
economic times," said AWI
Director Monesia T. Brown. "'
Among Taylor County's
neighbors, Madison Cointy
continued to have the highest
unemployment rate with 9.1
percent, followed by Dixie
County at 8.8 percent. Jefferson
County's unemployment rate
was at 6.1 and Lafayette
counties at 5.7 percent. All of
the counties saw an increase in
their unemployment rates in
October, except for Lafayette
County, which had a 0.1
percent decrease. Like Taylor,
all of the neighboring counties
saw rises in December.
Earlier this month, Governor
Charlie Crist met with the
directors of Florida's 24
Regional Workforce Boards to
discuss strategies for
"Support for Florida's
workforce system is a vital part
of my administration's
commitment to strengthening
the job market here in Florida,
Crist said. "Now more than
ever, we want to make sure that
Floridians and employers have
the tools and resources they
need to not just weather the
current challenges, but to
expand and move forward. We
must remain innovative in
supporting our businesses and
generating new jobs."
. The. Florida Legislature.
recently approved an economic
stimulus plan proposed by Crist
that provides $10 million in
loans and support services for
businesses of 10 to 50
NFWDB offers workforce
services to employers and""'"
which deploys two mobile
units to outlying counties,
including Taylor. Job postings
from throughout the state are
also available on-line at
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This is a volunteer position that meets on the first Thursday
of every month at 6:00 P.M. to discuss land development
issues, building and setback variances, commercial
For more information or to get an application
call 838-3500 Extension 1 or come by the
Taylor County Building & Planning Department located
at 201 East Green Street or visit www.taylorcountygov.com
Petition drive underway to
keep state museum open
Continued from page 1
Dean asked both to work up
a list of their worst six
mandates so his office could
Perry Mayor Emily Ketring
and Commission Chairman
Rudolph Parker presented more
than 1,300 signatures on a
petition to keep Forest Capital
State Museum open. They were
joined by local resident Charles
Saunders, who spearheaded the
The Florida Department of
Division of Recreation and
State Parks has overseen the
museum and park since it
opened in 1974.
With state revenues
continuing to fall, however,
state agencies were asked to'
submit plans to the governor's
office to cut its budgets by
10 percent for the upcoming
year. When the parks division
submitted its legislative budget
request in October, it included a
plan to temporarily close 19
parks as well as return three
parks on lands not owned by
the state to their owners,
including the park here.
The commission, city
council, Taylor County
Development Authority and the
Perry-Taylor County Chamber
of Commerce have all passed
resolutions urging lawmakers
to keep the park open and in
Parker said Tuesday that he
and Ketring accompanied the
legislators to the park
following Thursday's meeting
to give them a tour.
Petitions are still available
around the community,
including at the Chamber of
Brown raised several
additional issues, including the
need for public water access in
Steinhatchee, a sentiment
echoed by Commissioner
Brown also urged Dean and
Bembry to support the state's
SCRAP and SCOP paving
programs, which are under
review. Recently, the programs
have enabled the resurfacing
and Green Street and Old Dixie
KTCB has been
for 10 years
Continued from page 1
community environments," said Keep America Beautiful President
& CEO Matthew McKenna. "One of the national organization's
most effective tools is the work of our grassroots network of
affiliate organizations, which has an impact on millions of
Americans each year.
"Our affiliates are providing real solutions to problems like
litter, graffiti, illegal dumping and other community blights. By
enabling people of all ages to participate in community
improvement efforts, KTCB is represented among the best in
promoting the values Keep America Beautiful espouses
KTCB has been a Keep American Beautiful certified affiliate
since 1998 working to promote environmental awareness,
stewardship and pride in the community
"With more than 1,200 local individuals volunteering their time
here in Taylor County each year, KTCB has been able to beautify
and improve local parks, downtown areas, shorelines, rivers arid
streets in our community," Taylor said.
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tight control over our working Buckeye was well in
capital,. ,\e..have,, redutce.our ..,-.compliance-withaltof.itsdebt
planned capital spending for covenants and had $114 million
this fiscal year from $64 in available borrowing capacity
million to $40 million in order plus $8.5 million in cash on its
to accelerate debt reduction balance sheet at the end of
efforts," Crowe said. December.
The company has established
a goal of paying down debt
from the current level of $391
million to $350 million by
December 2009 in order to
ensure that it has sufficient
borrowing capacity on its $200
million revolving credit facility
to pay off the $110 million in
bonds which mature in October
Crowe went on to say,
"Because of our restructuring
efforts over the last few years,
which included closing high
cost capacity, lowering our
operating costs, and reducing
our debt from $700 million to
under $400 million, we believe
we are well positioned to deal
with this economic downturn.
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While our visibility into. future
order trends at the moment is
poor, we expect that the
January-March quarter will
show improved profitability at
similar revenue levels as
compared to the quarter just
While the company expects.
fluff pulp prices to decline, it
has instituted price increases in
its high-end wood specialty
markets effective Jan. 1 and
energy and transportation costs
are down. Caustic prices will
start to come down in February,
but the average caustic cost for
the quarter is still likelyr.to be
higher than it, was in the.
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Shamrock Veterinary Clinic
A-3TaCO Times January 28, 2009
4 new babies welcomed
Jeremy L. Denmark and
Hope Taylor announce the
birth of their son, Preston
t Lucas Denmark, on Jan. 19,
2009, at 6:51 a.m.
He weighed 8 pounds, 2
ounces, and was 20 and a half
Paternal grandparents are
S. Roy and Debbie Denmark.
-. Maternal grandparents are
Jimmy and Leah Taylor.
Preston Lucas Denmark The baby was welcomed
home by a brother, Ethan.
Nicholas Brian Lundy
Brian and Jamie Lundy of Perry announce the birth of their son,
Nicholas Brian, on Dec. 4, 2008, at 1:07 p.m. in Capital Regional
Medical Center in Tallahassee. The new arrival weighed 6
pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19.25 inches long.
Maternal Grandparents are Jimmy Ray and Pam Cannon. The
baby's maternal great grandfather is the late Lamar Albritton Sr.
Paternal grandparents are Mike and Rhonda Lundy. The baby's
paternal great grandmother is the late Dorothy Knowles.
Nicholas Brian was welcomed home by a sister, Morgan, who is
Amy Dice and Russell
Johnson of Perry announce the
birth of their daughter, Kealie
Viola, on Jan. 11, 2009, at 2:51
p.m. in Capital Regional
The new arrival weighed 6
pounds, 3 dunces, and was
19.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Viola and Glenn Dice of Perry.
The*' baby's maternal great
grandparents are Inez Dice of
Perry and the late James Dice.
Paternal grandparents are
Josephine Johnson of Perry
and the late William B.
Kealie Viola was welcomed
home by her brother and sister,
Destin and Sierra Johnson.
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Kealie Viola Johnson
Kolton Gaige Parker
Kelli Parker of Perry
announces the birth of her son,
Kolton Gaige, on Jan. 13,
2009, at 4:30 a.m. in Capital
Regional Medical Center in
Tallahassee. The baby
weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces,
and was 20.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
James Parker and Rhonda
Roberts of Perry. Maternal
great grandparents are Buddy
and Lynda Parker of Mayo, and
Corollyn Crum of Greenville.
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Forms are available at
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123 S. Jefferson. St.
Looking for a good time?
The Perry Woman's Club will have a Mardi Gras Luncheon on
Feb. 11 at noon and you're invited. Members are selling $7 tickets
for the lunch which includes jambalaya, red beans and rice, and
other Cajun favorites. Dessert will be King Cake, of course.
June Byers, one of the organizers of the event, urges everyone in
the community to join the celebration.
Crispy Cheddar Potato
6 large baking potatoes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divide
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup chopped peeled red onion
1 pound ground turkey
1 packet taco seasoning mix
3/4 cup water
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream, optional
Mild homestyle salsa
1/4 cup chopped green onion, opti
Preheat oven to 3500F. Pierce pc
fork. Lightly coat potatoes with appi
tablespoon vegetable oil and salt. P
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2 (8-oz.) pkg. low-fat cream chees
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
2 cups prepared guacamole (make
2 cups tomato-based salsa
2 cups finely shredded iceberg letl
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped green onions
2 (2-ounce) cans sliced black olive
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter
1 (12-ounce) package semisweet
chips divided use
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condo
(not evaporated milk)
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts
) Skins and cook thoroughly until skins are crispy, about
45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool
ed use enough to handle. Cut in half lengthwise and
scoop out half of potato, making sure not to
break the skin on bottom. Set aside removed
potato for another use.
In a large skillet with remaining oil, over
medium heat, saut6 onion until tender, about 3
minutes, add the turkey meat, seasoning mix and
water; cook thoroughly, 6 to 8 minutes.
Place a small amount of cheese in the bottom
onal of each potato skin. Top with turkey mixture and
additional cheese. Return to oven until cheese is
potatoes with completely melted. Serve hot as desired with
roximately 1 sour cream, salsa and green onion.
lace in oven Makes 6 servings.
p In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese
e, softened and seasoning mix. Spread mixture evenly onto
mix (your the bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass dish. Top
the seasoned cream cheese with the guacamole,
your own or salsa, lettuce, cheese, onions and olives in layers.
Serve immediately accompanied with tortilla
or corn chips. Refrigerate any remaining dip.
tuce Makes 20 servings.
Cook's Note: If you like, reduce the recipe
ingredients by half and use a 9-inch pie plate or
es quiche dish for a smaller party.
ate Heat oven to 3500F (175C). Stir together
flour and brown sugar in medium bowl; cut in
cold butter until crumbly. Stir in 1/2 cup
chocolate chips; press mixture on bottom of
ungreased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake 15
et chocolate Combine sweetened condensed milk, egg and
vanilla in large bowl. Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups
densed milk chips and nuts. Spread evenly over hot baked
Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool
completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.
Makes about 36 bars.
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Boys will play for
district title Friday
The top-seeded Taylor
County High boys soccer team
is preparing to take on Florida
High in Class 3A, District 2
Championship game Friday
night at 6 p.m. in Tallahassee.
The Bulldogs finished the
regular season with a record of
8-8-2 and a district standing
of 4-0. Number 2 seed Florida
High defeated third seed
Marianna 3-0 Monday night to
set up what should be a close
match-up of speed and size in
Friday's championship match.
The Bulldogs wrapped up
their regular season last week
with one tie to Port St. Joe and a
loss to Suwannee County.
"We did not wish to end
the regular season this way,
but our team has made drastic
improvements over the course
of the season and we were
battling injuries and illness in
the latter part," Coach Rodney
Against Port St. Joe, the
Dawgs jumped out to an early
lead when Chris Morgan sent
a corer kick onto Sergio
Villigomez's head who buried
it in the back of the net. The
Bulldogs held Port St. Joe off
until the last minute of the game
when they scored the equalizer
to tie the game at 1-1.
Taylor County fell victim to
fatigue in the closing seconds
of the game with only one
substitute to utilize due to 4
starters being out because of
injuries and/or illness.
The Bulldogs regrouped
against Suwannee County and
came out ready to play last
Friday night. The Bulldogs
lost 4-0, but this was not an
indication of how close the
game really was.
"It was simply not our night,
we ..played well and were
.extremely competim\ e the entire
night having at least 8 shots that
nearly missed the target," King
Suwannee scored three goals
in the first half, one of which
was a fluke, the coach said.
The Dawgs held Suwannee
scoreless in the second half
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Youth baseball tryouts for
the 10-under and the 12-under
leagues will be held Feb. 9-11
from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at
Catherin Norman Park.
Players should bring their
gloves and be prepared to do
some fielding and throwing. The
entry fee is $35 per participant.
Players will be placed in
leagues according to their age
as of May 1,2009.
For more information, call
meet Feb. 3
Coaches for the upcoming
Perry Recreation Department
baseball and softball leagues
will meet Tuesday, Feb. 3
at 6 p.m. in the city council
For more information, call
until late when a mishit by a
TCHS player gave Suwannee
their fourth goal. The 4-0
result, however, was a big
improvement from the 9-1 final
in the first meeting when Taylor
County was held to just three
shots on goal.
"In my first year as head coach,
our team has faced some stiff
competition and some real ups
and downs, but we've taken care
of business when we've needed
to and the players have answered
the challenge when faced with
adversity," King said.
Members of the 2008-09
squad include: seniors Ryan
Bowden, Philip Parga, Jordan
Smith and Cody Burckhardt;
juniors Ty Crowley, Byron
McCoy, Charlie Johnson, Chris
Morgan, Caleb Murphy and
Sophomores Morgan Pelt,
Chad Ellis, Caleb Rhodes,
Ryan Shaw, Sergio Villigomez
and Trey Whiddon and junior
varsity players moved up -
Ryan Ragans, Hunter Barfield,
Brandon Knowles and Fanoos
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Taylor County High's #5 Brooke Barton (above) and
#3 Gloria Taylor (below) battle a Florida High player
during last Thursday's district championship game at
Perry's Dorsett Stadium.
Taylor County High's girls
soccer team will travel to
Pensacola this Thursday to take
on Catholic High in the state
The Lady Bulldogs were
forced to hit the road after
falling to Florida High 2-0
Thursday in the district
championship game at Perry's
Catholic (12-6), the winner
of District 1, 3A, has won 10
straight matches after Coach
'3reck Bannester made some
significant changes to his line-
up early in the season.
Florida High will face the
runner-up from District 1,
South Walton in Tallahassee
hunt this weekend
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC), in conjunction with the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
has established Jan. 31 and Feb.
1 as Youth Waterfowl Hunting
Days to help pass on the duck
This opportunity also
provides a chance for
experienced waterfowl hunters
to take youths afield to teach
them duck hunting techniques
and ethics. This statewide,
two-day season allows children*
younger than 16 years old to
hunt--with adult supervision--
waterfowl, coots and common
moorhens. Supervisors (18
years or older) must be present
and may assist young hunters,
but are prohibited from hunting.
Licenses, permits and federal K .TEPO
duck stamps are not required
for youth hunters younger than
16 years of age.
The daily bag limit of ducks A u
is six and may consist of no
more than one black duck, .N.FRingR ege
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baseball game Feb. 6
The Taylor County varsity and junior varsity baseball teams will
be playing in an intrasquad Orange-Blue game on Friday, Feb. 6.
beginning at 6 p.m.
Bulldog head coach Reggie Wentworth said this will be a good
opportunity for local fans to view this year's team.
"We will split up our varsity and junior varsity players evenly
and play a full, 7-inning game," Wentworth said.
As an added treat, members of this year's Taylor County Middle
School squad will be introduced.
Fans should plan to make an evening of it as full concessions will
be available including hamburgers and hotdogs.
Wentworth is being assisted in his coaching duties this season by
Buck scoring in
Live Oak Jan. 31
Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC) officers will score deer
antlers on Saturday, Jan. 31, in
The scoring is from 8 a.m.
to noon and will be held at
Farmers Cooperative, located at
1841 W. Howard Street.
The deer must have been
taken in Florida by fair chase
Antlers scoring 100 points
or more qualify for the Florida
Buck Registry and the owner
will receive a certificate suitable
for framing and a patch.
The Florida Buck Registry
was established in 1982 to
provide hunters with a record
of the number and quality
of white-tailed deer taken in
Florida and to give recognition
to Florida hunters.
The minimum, antler score
necessary to qualify is 100
Boone and Crockett inches for
typical antlers and 125 for non-
For more information, call
Farmers Cooperative at 386-
The winners of this
Thursday's regional quarterfinal
games will face each other on
Tuesday, Feb. 3.
Rookie, t-ball, softball
registration Feb. 16-19
Registration for the 8-under Rookie League, T-Ball and girls
softball league will beheld Feb. 1,6-18 at Caj iej o Park
The sign-upperiod-Wlt'be froni 5:30 p.m-lt". ily. The
fee is $35 per player.
Players will be placed in leagues according to their age as of May
For more information, call 584-7161.
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Church offers health screenings Feb. 14
helps with hurts, habits
Every Thursday at 6 p.m., in
the student center of First
Baptist Church, Celebrate
Recovery welcomes those who
are struggling with hurts, habits
and hang-ups, and provides a
meal for them...along with
support and biblical answers to
At 7 p.m., a praise service
follows with an inspirational
testimony at 7:30 p.m.
"Sometimes people from as far
away as Tallahassee come and
share how God has touched
their lives through Celebrate
Recovery," said Melody
Greene who with husband,
Earle, coordinates the local
At 8 p.m., small share groups
rneet--one for men and one for
women. "We are there to
support, not fix each other,"
they maintain. "God does the
work by His spirit and His
anonymity are "highly
regarded," Greene added.
"We've had this program in
place for more than two years,
and no confidentiality has been
Kathy Bean, another local
supporter, says Celebrate
Recovery is currently accepting
names to organize new men's
and women's groups in Perry.
"In these groups, we work
through four books that lead us
through the 12 steps and the
principles from Jesus' Sermon
on the Mount, the Beatitudes,"
said Bean. "All adults 18 and
older are welcome to come."
The Greenes can be reached
for additional information at
584-7619. "Our strength to
overcome our hurts, habits or
hang-ups come when we
willingly let God do the work
in our life; are you ready to
give it a try?"
Love your heart!
Children's Ministry Day
2009 for Southside Baptist
Church lands on Saturday, Feb.
14, when the church will
sponsor health screenings from
10 a.m. until 12 noon.
"Everyone's invited to love
your heart and others by
coming," said Pastor Gary
The church, located at 673
Plantation Rd. (across from
Hampton Inn), will welcome:
-Dr. Daniel Morgan,
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blood pressure and blood sugar
testing; Taylor County Pre-K
and Even Start, pre-school
development and education;
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and anti-smoking, heart
disease, stroke prevention and
In addition, Sunday School
teachers and helpers will
provide classroom activities for
children and more "take home"
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584-7633 by Friday, Feb. 6, if
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County will host a revival Feb.
1-7 with services at 7 each
On Feb. 1, the revival will be
held in Perry with the Rev.
James Gamble preaching; on
Feb. 2, services are in Mayo
with the Rev. J.T. Taylor
leading; Feb. 3 brings the Rev.
Glenda Braymen to Shady
Grove; Feb. 4 finds the Rev.
Wallace Holmes preaching in
Steinhatchee; on Feb. 5, Boyd
will host the revival with the
Rev. Winfred Harris leading;
Feb. 6 brings services to Cross
City led by the Rev. Lerbie
Alligood; and the revival ends
on Feb. 7 at Lake Bird with the
Rev. Antonio Fernandez
Fellowship is planned after
the Sunday and Saturday night
services. Friends in all three
counties are cordially invited.
Steinhatchee Revival Center
will hold a Fifth Saturday
Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 31,
at 11 a.m. with dinner
following. "Good gospel
singing and preaching" is
promised by Moderator Robert
Watson and Pastor Jesse High.
Everyone is invited to come
and bring a friend.
Beach Bible Study
The Women's Beach Bible
Study, held on Tuesdays, will
begin a new program on Feb.
10 at 10 a.m. The group meets
in the fellowship hall of Blue
Creek Baptist Church and will
be starting an intensive study
by Beth Moore entitled,
"Esther, It's Tough Being a
David Browning of Cross
City will be the keynote
speaker for revival services in
Steinhatchee Feb. 1-6 at 7 p.m.
This revival will be held at the
Center; everyone is invited to
First Baptist Church
located at 102 N Center St. in Perry presents a
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Mitchel Henry French, 86, of
acksonville, died Jan. 23,
Mr. French was born to
Villie Randall French and the
former Josie Mae Herring on
!uly 16, 1922, in Greenville. He
vas raised in Perry until he
entered the military. He served
during WWII with the U.S.
Army 2nd Armor Division
under Gen. George Patton. He
was involved in the North
Africa Campaign and the Sicily
Campaign where he was
injured. He was a 50-year
Mason going through both the
Scottish Rite and York Rite. He
was a member of Riverside
Masonic Lodge #266 and the
Woodstock Lodge, and was
also a Shriner. French was the
original founder of the Little
People Child Care Centers. He
worked as a paddock judge for
the Jacksonville Kennel Club
for 25 years.
He was preceded in death by
his first wife, Winifred French.
Survivors include: his wife of
a year, Rosemary Vickery
French; three sons Mitchel
French of Newberry, Charles
French and Keith French, both
of Jacksonville; a daughter
Claudia Bares of Jacksonville;
10 grandchildren; as well as six
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at
First Baptist Church with burial
following at Woodlawn
Cemetery in Perry. The family
will receive friends at Joe P.
Burs Funeral Home Friday,
Jan. 30, from 6-8 p.m.
Betty Lee Holton
Betty Lee Holton Benefield
of Axson, Ga., died Jan. 20,
2009, after an extended illness.
Bor Dec. 23, 1934, she was
the youngest daughter of the
late Joe Siah Ruben Holton and
Nellie Virginia Hunter of
Mrs. Benefield was a
member of the Ocklawaha
Vote on proposed cuts set Tuesday
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6uts to break even.
SIn the recovery plan, which
ivill be presented to the school
board at the Feb. 3 meeting, the
district is hoping to save
$380,000 through the furlough
program, $75,000 in
Instructional materials, $75,000
in food service charge backs,
ind $73,000 by using Safe
school Program funds for after-
Echool programs at Taylor
County Middle School as well
is school resource officers.
According to McManus, the
furlough program would
require all employees,
excluding transportation and
food service, to take five days
bff unpaid between now and
fe end of the year.
Transportation and food
service are excluded because if
employees took days off in
hose departments, they would
be required to bring in
substitutes, negating the
savings, she said.
In the case of teachers,
principals will have to schedule
the leaves in a way that allows
deans, guidance counselors,
vice principals and principals
to substitute in those
The usual three-day end of
the year planning period will be
reduced to one day, taking two
of the five days.
Both employee unions will
have to agree to the plan,
"Our objective is to preserve
as many jobs as we can," she
Dyal said he made the
recommendation for the
furloughs after consulting with
other superintendents from
around the state.
"We're not the only one
doing this," he said. "Our goal
is to preserve jobs, take a little
bit from everybody rather than
a lot from a few."
In addition to the furlough,
the district will not spend any
more money on textbooks for
the remainder of the year. Also,
the district plans to charge
indirect costs (such as utilities)
back to the food service fund so
as to lessen the burden on the
"Food service has been doing
a good job keeping costs
down," McManus said.
The district will also use Safe
School Program funds, which
are for middle school after-
school programs, to fund a
number of supplements usually
funded out of the general fund,
including student council
sponsor, Junior National Honor
Society and Brain Brawl, as
well as school resource
The plan still leaves an
additional $130,000 in savings
yet to be identified. McManus
said site principals are being
asked to look for ways to cut at
Tuesday's school board
meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at
the Alton H. Wentworth
located at 318 North Clark St.
Baptist Church in Lynne. She
volunteered at Grace's Mission
in Scrambletown for a number
of years. She was a resident of
Salt Springs for 23 years before
moving to South Georgia with
her daughters in 2007. She
worked a short time in the
textile industry but devoted
most of her life to being a
mother and housewife.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 51 years,
Lemmie Jay Benefield; a son,
Benard Benefield; a daughter,
Kathy Shiver; a grandson,
Terry Joe Ramer; a great
grandson, Gregory Benefield
and a brother, Joe Lloyd
Survivors include: four
daughters, Gloria McCabe of
Thomasville, Nellie Jordon,
Tammy Cribb and Betty Joe
McDaniel, all of Axson; four
sons, Raymond Benefield,
Tony Benefield and Ervin
Blackwell, all of Ft. Ann, N.Y.,
Richard Jay Benefield of
Elmore, Ala.; two sisters,
Mildred Hugeley of Waldo and
Louise Meyers of Perry;
26 grandchildren; 47 great-
grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held
Saturday, Jan. 24, at Elizabeth
Baptist Church Cemetery in
Monticello with Jesse
Home of Thomasville, Ga., was
in charge of arrangements.
Carl Edward Aycoth
Carl Edward Aycoth, 52, died
at his home Jan. 25, 2009. He
was a resident of Perry since
1967, coming from
Survivors include: his
mother, Pearl Aycoth Poppell; a
step-father, Samuel Poppell;
two sons, Chris of Atlanta, Ga.,
and Eric of Calera, Ala.; one
daughter, Amy of
Wewahitchka; four step-
brothers, Sam of Destin, Phillip
of Titusville, Andy of Ocala
and Skip of Tallahassee; an
aunt, Georgia Haywood of
Rockingham, N.C.; an uncle,
Robert Carraway of Mt.
Gilead; and girlfriend, Karen
Graveside services will be
held at Pisgah Cemetery today
(Wednesday) at 11 a.m.
Joe P. Burs Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.
David Wylie Hunt
David Wylie Hunt, 32, a
resident of Stone Mountain,
Ga., died Jan. 24, 2009, at his
home following a brief illness.
He was a graduate of Taylor
County High School, Class of
1994. He then attended Florida
State University where he
received a bachelor of art
degree majoring in
archaeology. While there he
assisted Dr. Pohl on several
finds from archaeology digs in
Colombia. He was also a
culinary chef and worked for
several catering agencies in
Tallahassee through his college
years. Hunt moved to Stone
Mountain in 2002 where he
began working with Emory
University medical records
department. He was of the
Methodist faith and attended
Boyd Methodist Church
throughout his childhood.
Survivors include: his
parents Bobby and Priscilla
Hunt of Perry; two brothers,
Wayne Hunt of Port Smith,
N.H., and Gary Borden of Live
Oak; his maternal grandmother,
Margaret B. Gregory of
Oakridge, Tenn.; as well as a
host of aunts, uncles, cousins
and many good friends.
The family has requested that
those who wish may make
donations to Boyd Methodist
Church Building Fund, 2458
Boyd Rd., Perry, Fl. 32347 or
to the Native American Rights
Fund, 801 B Street, Suite 401,
Anchorage, Alaska 99501.
Funeral services were held at
Boyd Methodist Church
Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. The
family received friends at Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home on
Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Roosevelt Lauria, 64,
formerly of Perry, died Jan. 21,
A resident of Ocala, Lauria
was employed as a state trooper
and supervisor of probation and
corrections for Collier County.
Survivors include: a
daughter, Nicole Lauria of
Orlando; and a son, Roosevelt
Lauria Jr. of Naples.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. at
Snow's Funeral Ministry in
Ocala, which was in charge of
Tracy M. Catledge
Tracy M. Catledge, 77, of
Casselberry died Jan. 25, 2009,
after an extended battle with
Alzheimers. He was born in
Orlando on April 19, 1931. His
youth and teen years were spent
He enlisted in the Army to
serve in the, Korean Conflict.
He worked, lived and traveled
throughout the world, including
Chicago, San Francisco,
Australia and' Saudi 'Arabia,
ending his career in Orlando. In
retirement he was an avid
Model A enthusiast and a
member of the Model A Club of
Greater Orlando for many
Survivors include: his wife,
Carolyn Catledge of
Casselberry; .a son,. Robert
Catledge of Belle .Isle; a
daughter, Jocelyin Catledge of
Perry; an aunt, Agnes Blanton
of Perry; and a host of nieces
Graveside services will be
held at Woodlawn Cemetery
today (Wednesday) at 3 p.m.
Visitation will be held prior to
the service from 2 p.m. to 3
p.m. at the Burns Funeral
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FWLEIR C1A FESTIVAL
Steinhatchee School students were invited to submit entries of a fiddler crab
drawing with the winner being featured on t-shirts for the first Fiddler Crab
Festival. Chase Norwood's drawing (shown above) was selected as the top entry.
It's all about da' crab!
The Steinhatchee River
Chamber of Commerce is
gearing ,up to host its first
Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab
Festival Saturday, Feb. 14, at
the Steinhatchee Community
Center which overlooks the
Festival events will include:
Fiddler Crab Race: There
will be 100 crabs for the races
which will be staggered
throughout the day. There will
be 10 heats and then a grand
Contest: Try your hand at
photography and submit your
favorite to be considered for a
Arts and Crafts: The booth
size will be 10 X 10 and the fee
will be $20 for non-electric and
$30 for electric.
Everyone is invited to look
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and if you have anything you
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this to be pre-spring cleaning.
Bring your card table or folding
table for your goods to be
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items allowed. You keep all the
proceeds from your sale. Booth
space will be only $5.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Eco Tours: We will have
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River. The trip can include up
to six people and will go up to
the mouth of the river and back,
then up to Steinhatchee
Landing and back. The fee will
*Entertainment: We will
have live, local entertainment
all day. We would also love to
have local children participate
in our entertainment. Anyone
under 18 years old may sign up.
Parade: The parade will
include golf carts, horses,
karate, floats and lots more fun.
We invite you to join in the
parade. We will line up at 10
a.m. and start at 11 a.m.
Kids Mini-Carnival: This
will feature carnival games,
face painting and a cake walk.
Swamp Water One-Pot
Cook-Off: We will have three
categories...soup, stew and
chili. Entry fee is $25 and there
will be first place winners in
each category as well as an best
overall winner. Category
winner will receive $150 and
the overall winner will get
Admission and parking are
Who made the grade at Taylor Elementary?
Taylor County Elementary
School (TCES) has announced
its honor roll for the second
nine weeks grading period for
3rd grade, All A's
Logan Arnold, Savannah
Burant, Logan Calhoun,
Steinhatchee School has
announced its honor roll for the
second n ne weeks grading
period for 2008-09. Students
making the list included:
Bennett, Jordan Clark, Eli
James, Ashton Reed, Kason
Reed, Savanna Thompson and
First grade: Brittan Clark,
James Crews, Aleigha Hay,
Cierra McKinney, Ervin Sapp
and Tia Suinmers.
Second grade: Layne
Webb, McKenzi Revels, Cody
Perry, Chase Norwood,
Cassidy Meade, Tannah Lytle
and Zachary Bunkley.
Third grade: Shawn
Fifth grade: Reece Kruggel,
Riley Kruggel and Holden
Katherine Crawford, Jack
Deming, Breanna Hill, Jessica
Knowles, Layla Kornegay,
Delanie Louk, Hunter Lundy,
Joshua Mixon, Ayszha Mobley,
Shawna Montgomery, Anna
Morgan, Meagan Mosley, Kate
Murphy, Jordan Niles, Sarah
Ogelsby and Haleigh Parker.
first grade: Liam Corbin,
*Andrew--- Dickey;- David
Gradwell, Gage Parker,
Kylee Roberts and Lilly Von
Second grade: Douglas
Whittington, Rachel Watkins,
Taylor Vaughn, Summer
Vaughn, Lela Thomas, Austin
Hoover, Ty Cannon and Ashley
Third grade: Jennifer
Martinez, Demarcas Murphy,
Sierra Tyson and Dylan Webb.
Fourth grade: Valarie
Brown Angel Dickey,
Chaeli Norwood, Shelby
Townsend and Marie
Fifth grade: Brandy Corker
and Crissy Mason.
Sixth grade: Zach Revels.
Seventh grade: Cody
Eighth grade: Kasie
Marshall and Erin Rohlfing.
Russell, Hayley Severance,
Connor Stengel, Egypt
Thompson, Brandin Thurman,
Kalie Towles, Ashley Tucker,
Lillie Welch, Brailyn Wilkes
and Brandon Young.
3rd grade, A/B
Nazil Ahmed, Sydney Aman,
Aymie Arcularius, Hunter Bell,
Haleigh Bembry, Henry Blue,
Kendal Blue, Tija Britt,
Mikayla Brooke, Ebone
Brown, Hunter Brown, Sarah
Buzbee, Timothy Carter, Zoe
Catlin-Lutane, Dilan Clark,
Cavariya Cook, Destyni
Cooper, Chloe Cruce, Tyler
Cruse, Naldrec Dixbn, Katelyn
Gant, Lucas Gilbert, Mary
Grandison, Allissa Hale,
Ja'Kari Hankerson, Travis
Higgins, Keegan Ingle,
Chakala Johnson, Mohammed
Khair, Austin Kidd, Austin
Lago, Thomas Lee, Clara
Lilliott, Landon Livingston,
Jason Lott, Ciara Lytle, Cassie
Markey, Ceanna Markle,
Braxton Mathews, Ian
McGuffie, Hannah McNutt,
Lillie McNutt, Harley Miller,
Dillon Milstead, Eli Morgan,
Eli Morgan, Ariel Parker,
James Parker, Sahil Patel, Eric
Pigford, Mariah Pitts, Jacob
Rouse, Seth Rucker, Katelyn
Searcy, Darya Smith, Sasha
Snowden, Clare Swallow,
Jarrett Touchton, Michael
Towles, Silvia Villagomez,
Isabella Waldhaus, Anthony
Weatherly, Patrick Whiddon,
Timothy Williams and
4th grade, All A's
Miranda Adkins, Hannah
Baron, Joshua Bodiford,
Hannah Bratcher, Dylan
Dudley, Daniel Everett,
Rachelle Goff, Jazmine
Gossett, Lanique Griffin,
Nathan Guenthner, Brooke
Hicks, Taylor Hogan, Christian
Huntsinger, Victoria Manning,
Lillian McNair, Emalee
Morgan, Nikul Patel, Hannah
Polley, John Young and Kevin
4th grade, A/B
Jordyn Brannen, Justin
Cowart, Christopher Davis,
Brooke Dean, Nikolos Drawdy,
Zachery Fike, Aakeem
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Pictured above are the volunteer counselors and greeters participating in the AARP Tax-Aide Program offering free tax preparation to clients. The
counselors attended a five-day training and the greeters a one-day session. Shown left to right are: From left to right: Taylor Coordinator Peggy
Williams, Holly Bankey, Tommy Mauldin, Debbie Stanaland, Betty Mauldin, Patricia Lindsey, Varnie Wetherington, local coordinator Jean Flrrill, Zodie
Horton, William Monroe, Nancy Joyal, Carl Burkhardt, Doris Lepoma, Millie Meadows and District Coordinator Bob Burkhardt. In Perry, Tax-Aide will
start Feb. 2 and run through April 13 at the Taylor County Public Library. Hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every
Saturday in February.For more information, call the public library at (850) 838-3512.
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at Perry
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays,
noon, Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Thursday of
each month, noon, Heavenly Floors.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at
Jerkins Community Center.
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at'
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: third
Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: second and
fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and
third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third
Tues., 6 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets
first and third Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Rd.).
Perry Woman's Club: second
Wed., noon (September to May).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at
Taylor County Leadership
Council: second and fourth Friday, 7
p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m.
Airport Advisory Committee:
fourth Wednesday, 12 noon, Perry-
Chamber of Commerce: second
Thurs., 8 a.m., chamber board
City Council: second and fourth
Tues., at 6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon.
and third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse
Juvenile Justice Council: third
Thurs., 9 a.m., at Juvenile Justice
Office, 1719 South Jefferson Street. '
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6
p.m. Courthouse annex (old post
Social Security: representatives,
second Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon,
Taylor County Construction
License Board Meeting: third Fri., 2
p.m., courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development
Authority:, second Mon., noon, at
Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School Board: first
and third Tues., 7 p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
fourth Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road,
Taylor Soil & Water Conservation
District Board: fourth Monday, 3 p.m.,
Foley Airport terminal conference
room. Call 584-4329 for information.
Tourism Development Council:
second Wed., 5 p.m., Chamber of
Big Bend Republican Women's
Network: second Monday at 5:30
p.m., 502 W. Green St. E-mail:
Business Network International
(B.N.I): every Tuesday, 7:30-9 a.m.,
Hampton Inn. Visitors welcome.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2
p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second
Monday, 7 p.m., Jerkins Community
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Helping Hands of the Shelter:
every Tuesday, 6 p.m., chamber of
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of
Perry: second Thursday, 1:30 p.m.,
Forest Capital Hall. Call 838-3508 or
La Leche League International:
second Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor
County Public Library.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first
and third Fridays. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation:
second and fourth Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal
grounds, Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe:
first Saturday, Oak Hill Village on
Woods Creek Road.
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday,
Golden Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
Order of Confederate Rose
Chapter 8: meets every fourth
Thursday. For information, please call
Pet adoptions: Taylor County
Animal Shelter, open Monday through
Friday. Call 838-3525.
Republican Party of Taylor
County: second Thursday of every
month, 5:30 p.m., at Rosehead
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 5:30
p.m., at the district building on Beach
Taylor Adult Program (TAP):
Thursday, 10 a.m., 502 N. Center
Taylor County Amateur Radio
Club: first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of
Forestry office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for
Humanity, Inc.: board meeting,
5:30 p.m., Room 208, Capital City
Taylor County Historical Society:
third Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society
building. Society's museum is open
every Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: second
Sat., 10 a.m. Arena located on Bishop
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public
Taylor County Reef & Research
Team: second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest
Taylor County Senior Center:
Executive Board of Directors meeting,
every third Thursday.
Whole Child Taylor-Shared
Service Network: fourth Mon., 9
a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Monday,
8 p.m. and Thursday, 8 p.m. at the
Serenity House, 1824 N. Jefferson
Street. Call 672-1263 for more
Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: every second Tuesday, at
7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m., Big
Bend Hospice office (107 East Green
Celebrate Recovery: a non-
recovery ministry meets Thursdays at
6 p.m., in the First Baptist Church
Youth Center (old Citizens Bank
building on the corner of Orange and
Narcotics Anonymous: Sunday,
7 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday,
7 p.m.; and Saturday, noon, at St.
James Episcopal Church, 1100 W.
Green St. (library). Call 223-2785 for
Perry Winners Group of
Alcoholics Anonymous: Tuesday, 8
p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; and Saturday. 8
p.m. Heritage House,
317 N. Orange Street.
The Way: (faith-based 12-step
group for addicts and alcoholics)
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., and Friday, 7 p.m.
All meetings are held at the Serenity
House, 1824 N. Jefferson St. Call 672-
0626 for more information.
AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS
Ladies Auxiliary: third Saturday, 10
a.m., at 8839 U.S. 19 South. Call 223-
American Legion Post #291:
second Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96: first
Tues., 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Sons of Confederate Veterans:
fourth Thursday at North Orange
Street. For information, call 578-2491
VFW Post #9225: second Tues.,
7 p.m. (American Legion building).
To add your
organization to the
please call 584-5513.
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Answering questions in
today's troubled times
By JERRY OSTERYOUNG
"If a person is to get the
meaning of life he must learn
to like the facts about himself
--ugly as they may seem to his
sentimental vanity--before he
can learn the truth behind the
facts. And the truth is never
In today's economy, your staff
will have so many questions
both about themselves and
your company. Probably now,
more than ever, your answers
to their questions can have a
big negative impact on the staff
if questions are not answered
anything you might say to one
employee is probably going to.
be repeated over and over again
to other employees in your
It is so important not to treat
anything that your staff asks
you as trivial or unimportant.
Right now your staff has so
many fears about their job and
the well being of their families
that you have to be super
cautious and careful as to how
you answer their questions. The
answer to any staff's question
about their well being should
always be couched in a manner
to make them feel empowered
with vour answer
Some of the things to be
considered when answering
any questions is how will my
answer be interpreted and will it
improve the morale of my staff
If a staff member comes up to
you and asks if they should be
improving their skills to make
themselves more valuable to the
company, a good answer would
be that it is always a good to
improve your skills to make
yourself more valuable for our
company. A terrible answer
would be that it is not going
to make any difference to your
job here how much training you
gain. This answer just destroys
the hope and motivation of the
Staff is going to be
questioning you as to the health
of the company or how secure
their job is. While you may
not have any information at
all about this information, just
saying you have no information
is not a good response at all.
This type of glib response will
generate all kinds of rumors and
innuendos plus a continuation
of the asking of this question
over and over.
Rather than just abruptly
saying that you have no
information, a better approach
might be to say that while you
do not have any information
right now, they will be the first
that you will get with once you
get this type of information.
In my opinion, it is never
okay to lie to staff. However,
you do not have to give as much
information as you might know.
For example, if a staff member
should come up to you and
ask if the company is planning
layoffs soon, and you know
they are, then an appropriate
response might be that layoffs
are always a likelihood to insure
the survival of the firm.
Given that these are such
difficult economic times, it
is paramount that you couch
each answer to questions from
staff about the health of the
company and their welfare in a
framework that empowers them
and your company.
You can do this!
Jerry Osteryoung is the
Director of Outreach of the
Jim Moran Institute for Global
Entrepreneurship in the College
of Business at Florida State
University, the Jim Moran
Professor of Entrepreneurship
andProfessor of Finance. He was
the founding executive director
of the Jim Moran Institute and
served in that position from 1995
Letters to the Editor
Couple: 'There are a lot
of great kids out there'
' Parents of Taylor County, are-
you raising your kids well?
My husband and I witnessed
firsthand the answer to that
question a few weeks ago. We
were in the process of loading
our boat at the boat ramp on the
The standard process of
backing the trailer down the
ramp, shifting into park, locking
down the emergency brake,
exiting the running vehicle to
hook and winch the boat up,
the husband driving the boat
up on the trailer, hooking the
boat, locking down the winch
and winching the boat up to
the hook. I proceed to hook the
boat and before I could lock
and winch the boat up, the thing
happened that is every boat
loader's nightmare. Yes, you
guessed it; the Ford Expedition
began rolling backward down
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IMy first reaction-w as'thauf~oew*j ir truek and -getting the boat
super power--for a split second and trailer out of the \a) so
I really believed I could push they could dive down and hook
it back up the ramp. Thank to the Expedition and pull it out
goodness reality set in, and I from the submerged water.
realized it was going to knock These young people did not
me down and be on top of me hesitate to help us. They never
if I didn't get out of the way. I asked themselves "What's in
ran to the driver's door, opened it for us?" They risked their
it and dove on the emergency lives and their property to help
brake, around the same time strangers in need.
that the door knocked me into In case you are wondering
the river. about the younger generation
That brings me to the part folks,there are a lot of great kids
of my story I really wanted to out there. Children who care
tell you about. A boatload of about their families, their goals,
homegrown Taylor County their grades, their behavior, their
young people had just loaded ,* Please see page 6
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nuary 28, 2009 Dear Editor:
I just wanted to write and
P.O. Box 888 say there are really sick people
(850) 584-5513 out there. For someone to steal
flowers and other items off a
SUSAN H. LINCOLN grave is really sick.
Managing Editor My daddy Carl Thomley was
N D E a very sweet and loving man.
CAdverng DiuBE I wish I could have walked
up about the time this low life
LIBBY DENMARK persons) stole the items from
Graphic Arts his grave. But it's not me you're
SARAH WEIRICK going to have to answer to. You
Classified Advertising have some nerve. But, do you
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erry, Florida 32347. Subscriptions are and my sister? Probably not.
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For that time when the Christmas
decorations come down and the
front door oIoks' riak'ed,:o'`6 :crerteal
My personal past is knee-deep in
camellia blooms. I recall them as far
back in time as Mrs. Edwina Hamilton's
kindergarten classes held in the fenced
backyard of her beautiful, white, two-
There were camellia bushes all over
the property, and in the fenced-in area
where we children played. Camellias,
as you know, don't turn brown on the
vine, but drop gracefully from their
bushes to the land below, where they
carpet the landscape and attract the
attention of even pre-school children.
During our play time, .I would often
carry a saucer-shaped bloom around in
the upright palm of my hand, thinking
that something that beautiful shouldn't
be lying on the dirt.
I was also thinking that if I had my
mud-pie oven with me, I'd fix a two-
layer cake and adorn it with camellias.
Perhaps my love for camellias came
from the town in which I grew up:
Greenville, Ala. It is known far and
wide (in lower Alabama, that is) as "The
Camellia City of the South." There's
a camellia in the masthead of the
local newspaper, on all the Chamber
of Commerce signs, and everywhere
else that you might find a logo with a
pinetree in Perry.
We had camellia shows on Sunday
afternoons. We attracted camellia
artists. We had men with greenhouses
who grafted species and created new
blooms with names like, "The General
But I remember most fondly the days
that my mother would be preparing for
parties--church circles or ladies' coffees.
Friends would arrive hours earlier
with shirtboxes filled with camellias,
"Debutante" blooms laying flat on their
sweet backs, waiting to float in water
like synchronized swimmers so that
admirers could "ooh" and "ahh" at their
grace and charm.
My mother could name many species
of camellias; some of her friends could
name them all. I can only remember a
nellias %- %W
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
few, like "Pink Perfection." It remains
my favorite, chiseled into my memory
'the way it seems it is. chiseled out df
A Pink Perfection camellia always
lived up to its name, with thin--almost
opaque--layers, perfectly proportioned
against each other, and the most
delicate shade of this color, in a
completely different universe than the
pink of Pepto Bismol.
I'm don't believe camellias are often
used in corsages, but I vividly recall
hostesses pinning Pink Perfection
varieties on their suit lapels, for these
blooms hold their shape with dignity
and always look stunning. A ribbon on
such a flower would be an insult.
If my wedding hadn't been in October,
we could have banked the punch bowl
with camellias in shades from white to
pink to red, or given the hostesses one
When I returned last year for a book
signing, the library's hostesses made
up for that deficit in thought, and
placed camellia blooms among the
silver serving pieces.
I knew I was home again.
However, at my home in Florida, I
have been unable to grow roses like my
father did and now I can't seem to coax
enough camellias to satisfy my longing
for fresh flowers either.
Camellias, it seems, are happiest
when they've been in one place for
about 50 years. My bushes--often
Valentine gifts from the husband--are
mere toddlers, producing six, eight, 10
and 12 blooms. Or dropping their buds
when the weather goes from 80 to 20 in
one day's time.
You can't force something to love you
back, but you can stand by patiently
and wonder if in your oldest days here
on this earth, your camellia bushes
might honor your living by putting
on their very own Sunday afternoon
Even if it isn't a dream realized,
you've got to admit that January is
a tolerable month in the landscape,
mostly because of camellias.
And because of their perfection, no
matter the color.
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Bradshaw Blvd. off Puckett Rd. past
Carlton Bridge. Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, January 29, 30 and 31. 8
a.m. until. Scamper pop-up camper,
lamps, chairs, dining table, table saw,
golf balls, desk, cat carrier, automatic
litter box and lots of miscellaneous.
Computer repair. New a
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Originally $120 each, selling
each. Like New. Call Pat Park
FREE Puppies 7 Lab mix. 7
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Ready Jan. 30. $850 Call 58
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For Sale 2 BR/1 BA mobile home
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Adorable Dachshund puppies -
wormed, shots, health certificate. 7.5
weeks. Males, longhair and short hair.
Blue and American pit bulldog puppies
for sale. Mother is blue pit, father is
American pit with blockhead. Both
dogs are on site. There are 7 puppies
born on Dec. 6. All puppies have been
wormed and has had first set of Shots.
Asking price is $250 will take deposits.
If interested call 223-3445 after 5 p.m.
Male Shi-tzu puppy almost 12 weeks.
So cute and fuzzy, great personality.
If you're looking for a pet, be sure to
check the Taylor County Animal Shelter
Jack Russell Terrier Puppies
3 males 3 females. Some smooth
coated and some rough. $250. Please
call Melissa 850-843-4979.
If you have -lost your pet, check the
Taylor County Animal Shelter 838-
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D.W. trailer on 4.5 acres, 3 bed/2 bath
in good condition. Ready to move- in.
Yearly or 6 month lease. $800 month.
2 bd/1 bath duplex. No pets, $500
month, 1st, last and security. 371-1568.
3 bed/2 bath M.H. No.pets, 1st, last
and security $550 per month. 371-
2 BR/2 BA house for rent $700 month;
will consider weekly room rental. 1
BR/1 BA apartment for rent. $550
including utilities. Call 850-838-7989.
1 BR/1 BA fully furnished downstairs
apartment on gulf at Keaton Beach.
Includes all utilities and cable TV. 2:4
month lease. $695 mo. No pets, no
smoking. Adults only. 838-2755.
Mobile Home on 1 acre for rent. Close
to Highway 19. $265 month deposit
required. 813-641-7554 or 941-447-
House for rent. 605 S. Schwartz St.
Brooklyn area. 3 bd/1 bath stove and
refrigerator. $600 a month + $500
deposit. Application, 1 year lease
required. HUD vouchers welcomed.
3 BR/1.5 bath $550 per month $600
sec. deposit. No smoking, no pets.
Application required and background
check. Call 584-6140.
Apartment for rent 1 bed/1 bath $425
per month, $425 deposit. Small house
for rent or sale 3 bedrooms 1 bath
$575 month plus $575 deposit. Call for
1 BR/1 BA on marsh at Cedar Island.
$600 month. Call 578-2154.
For Rent 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath mobile
home just outside city limits. $425 per
month plus electric & water, no pets.
$350 deposit. Please leave a message.
Small furnished 1 bedroom trailer,
satellite TV and utilities included. Only
one adult. No children, no pets.
references needed $130 per week.
Plus $130 deposit. Call 584-2199.
House for Rent 207 S. Hinley St. Perry,
Fl 32348. 2 bedroom/1 bath, big back
yard. $595 rent plus $595 deposit. Call
Rick at (850)843-8524.
2 room furnished apartment. Satellite
TV & utilities included. 1 or 2 adults
only. No children, no pets. References
needed. $155 per week. Plus $155
deposit. Call 584-2199.
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.
Westgate Rooms available for rent.
Refrigerator, microwave.TV w/cable.
AC/Heater. Everything included.
$155 weekly $40 daly $4.95 per
month. RV sites $19 daily.. $
weekly. $250 monthly. Tax included.
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. 850-843-8524.
Wood a p.,Apartmentsl!,
3 BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments now available. Rental
assistance may be available to
qualified applicants. 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.
1 & 2 bedroom apartments available.
Recently remodeled apartment for
rent. Fully furnished, nice location off of
Highway 19 South. Central Heat/Air.
Utilities and cable included. $650 per
month or $165 weekly. $100 security
3 bed/2 bath house
3 bed/1 bath house
2 bed/1 bath Apartment.
Credit check approval, call for
application. Call 584-4678.
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.
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, FI, 32347. Equal
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kitchen, fenced in back yard, garage,
carport. $1,000 mo. plus deposit. Call
Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park
now taking application for one 2 BR/1
Bath Mobile Home total electric central
H/air and one 3 BR/2 bath mobile
home total electric central H/air.
Application and reference required.
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.
Land For Sale: 5 acres in Shady Grove
cleared, $31,000. Owner Financing
$1,000 Down. 850-838-6466.
5 acres Woods Creek Rd. next to 3
Rivers Hunting Club. 3 b/2 b MH. New
roof & laminate floors. Outside shed,
843-0841 or 584-7512.
For Sale or Rent 4 bedroom 2 bath
double wide, nice neighborhood, 2
large lots, 129 E. Dowling St. Call 371-
2424 or 838-3029.
2 story house for sale, 4 bedrooms, 1
office room, 2 bathrooms. Carport,
workshed. Corner lot, very nice yard.
Newly remodeled home located behind
Wacovia Bank. 409 West Bay St.
$87,500. See it to appreciate it. Cell
838-6077 or home 584-2270.
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-
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.
For Rent -
1 DWMH, furnished, Warrior Creek
Rd., 3 BR, 2 BA on 2 acres $750/mo.
.1 DWMH, off Millinor Rd., 3 BR, 2 BA -
$650/mo. Both require 1st, last and
sec. deposit. Credit check iand
references. Call S & S Reality, 584-
HOUSES FOR SALE
*602 N. JEFFERSON ST.
5 BED/2 BATH = 2319 sq. ft.
.113 LEWIS DRIVE off hwy. 19.
3 BED/2 BATH = apx 2000 sq. ft, 5
NEWLY REMODELED INSIDE, NEW
CENTRAL, NEWER ROOF
*602 W. BACON ST. = 3 BED/ BATH
1/3 city block, $22,000.
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2004 Black Honda Goldwing
Motorcycle, 5k miles, excellent
condition, CB radio, turn down pipes,
driver backrest, lighted spoiler, luggage
rack, two helmets with intercom
microphones and lots of chrome.
Asking $16,000. Call 850-223-1972 or
84' F-150, SWB, 4x4 Front and Rear
lockers and disc brakes, center force
clutch, warn hubs, AC, PS, warm
winch, 36 in. tires, reese hitch, tool box,
too much too list. 863-640-4068.
1976 Jeep CJ5 14-35 like new ground
hogs, chrome rims, needs brake work
and motor work. No title. $900 or trade.
Travel Trailer 21' Shasta '86'. A/C,
ceiling, roof & Awning replaced 2 years
ago because of hail storm. 2 doors,
exc. condition. $3500 make offer 584-
7003 or 838-5665.
Taylor County Board of County
ROLL OFF SITE ATTENDANT
(Occasional call in) = $7.21 no
Job descriptions and applications can
be obtained from
Employment Connections Mobile Unit
located in the K-Mart Parking Lot on
Wednesday and Thursday, a.m. 4
p.m. Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is an EOE, VP, DT,
background check employer.
Jefferson County Road Dept. is
accepting applications for a Shop
Foreman/ mechanic. Must have light
and heavy equipment experience, able
to work on gas and diesel equipment,
possess a high school diploma or
GED. Clean Florida drivers License
with class B or better. No felony
background. Pay range is $9.75 to
$15.42. Starting pay will be
commensurate with experience. Pick
up application at our office. Call for
information, 997-2036. Deadline for
applications is January 31, 2009.
with leading manufacturer of ordnance
products. Must have ability to
supervise activities of assigned
departments) with respect to safety,
quality, personnel, cost, meeting
production schedules, production
volume and cleanliness. Bachelor's
degree preferred and at least one year
related experience. The individual
must have excellent organizational,
interpersonal, and computer skills and
possess the versatility to adapt to
changing situations and make sound
decisions quickly. This position offers a
competitive salary and benefits
package. All applicants are subject to
pre-employment drug screening and a
background check by BATE Only
qualified candidates will be called for
an interview. Apply by submitting a
resume and salary requirements to the
'aif htion 'S"Aistant HR Manager,
email ,to: mwalsh@martin-
electronics.com, by fax 850-584-2044
or by mail to Assistant HR Manager,
Martin Electronics, Inc., 10625 Puckett
Road, Perry, FI 32348. AAE/EEONP
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.
& CARPET CLEANING
Dries in 3-4 hours
Pet Odors ~
U -m __ -
I am CNA and I would love to take care
of your loved ones. I can provide
references. Call 850-672-2990 or 850-
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates.
We also grind stumps. Call today 838-
1280. Firewood for sale.
Single Wide $40
Double Wide $70
TALL. TIMBER TREE SERVICE
*Free Estimates* and
850-838-5923 or 850-584-8191
Mark A. Moneyhan
Certified Quality Specialist
We do mold inspections
& removal a
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Du L 1.1pile,
C31PEI 6 Urpri. lprv -,1, e r S,
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concrete patios, walkways, side
ealks, all types of repairs.1 Also we
ave historical red brick fqr all the
ove. Cell 838-6077 Home 584-2270.
experienced Computer Techs will
pair your computer in your hom.
Spgrades, new, or used computer
ales with your data transfer included.
Emergency response available. 838-
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
Call Mark Moneyhan 584-6397'
or Steve McKinney 838-0676
Ilisa's Affordable House
Cleaning Home or office, reliable and
dependable, 20% off 1st cleaning.
F references upon request. Call for free
A to Z Farm and Lawn Service
Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
dump truck service, harrowing, bush
hog mowing, rake work, dirt leveling
and complete lawn service. Call 584-
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DRASTICALLY REDUCED $59,900
1960 Square Feet, 4 Bedroom 2 Baths
with Den and Fireplace,
plus 1.10 Acres with all improvements.
Located on Carey Stephens Road, Perry
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At the Booking Desk
twice is hereby given to Eugene
eb, Unless payment is made on
/987 Chrysler Fifth Ave VIN:
MC3BF66P5HX711988 for towing &
storagee charges on 1/5/2009. Vehicle
Nill be auctioned on the 13TH day of
February 2009 @ 10 am at Thomas
Chevrolet, 2128 Hwy 19 S, Perry, FL
(850) 584-6221 per F.S. 713.585
:UWANNEE RIVER WATER
PUBLICC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
!o Chapter 373. Florida Statutes, the
allowing application for permit was
received on November 14, 2008, for:
-ity of Perry, 224 S Jefferson ST, Perry,
:L 32347, has submitted an
applicationn for modification for
Nater Use Permit Number 84-0837R,
for municipal supply with an average
dally use of 2.500 million gallons, a
maximum daily withdrawal of 4.536
million gallons, and a maximum
\.nual withdrawal of 912.5000 million
.ilons. The project is located. in
r-rownshlp 4 South, Range 7 East,
Section 24, Taylor County.
Interested persons may comment
upon the application or submit a
written request for a staff report
containing proposed agency action
regarding the application by writing
to the Suwannee River Water
Management District, Attn: Resource
Management, 9225 C.R. 49, Live Oak,
Florida 32060. Such comments or
requests must be received by 5:00
PM within 14 days from the date of
No further public notice will be
provided regarding this application.
A copy of the staff report must be
requested In order to remain advised
of further proceedings. Substantially
affected persons are entitled to
request an administrative hearing,
pursuant to Title 28, Florida
Administrative Code, regarding the
proposed agency action by
submitting a written request' after
reviewing the staff report.
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE
The Department of Environmental
Protection gives notice of its Intent to
issue a permit to Buckeye Florida,
Limited Partnership, which has a
mailing address of One Buckeye
Drive, Perry, Florida 32348. This project
Is to authorize the continuous
addition of virgin, ultra low sulfur
diesel fuel (No. 2 fuel oil) into the
piping that feeds black liquor Into the
existing Nos. 2, 3, and 4 Recovery
Boilers (Emission Units 006, 007, and
011). thus forming a blended fuel of
black liquor and virgin, ultra low sulfur
diesel to be fired by the boilers.
The Department has assigned file
number 1230001-028-AC to this
project. The facility is located at US
19, south of SR 30, southeast of Perry,
Taylor County, Florida.
The Department will accept written
comments concerning the proposed
permit Issuance action for a period of
14 (fourteen) days from the date of
publication of "PUBLIC NOTICE OF
INTENT TO ISSUE CONSTRUCTION
PERMIT." Written comments must be
post-marked and all facsimile
comments must be received by the
close of business (5:00 pm), on or
before the end of this 14-day period,
by the Permitting Authority at the
Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, Northeast District, 7825
Baymeadows Way, Suite B-200,
Jacksonville, Florida 32256-7590 or
facsimile (904) 448-4363. Any written
comments filed shall be made
available for public inspection. If
written comments received result In a
significant change In the proposed
agency action, the Department shall
revise the proposed permit and
require, If applicable, another Public
A person whose substantial Interests
are affected by the proposed
permitting decision may petition for
an administrative proceeding
(hearing) under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S. The petition must contain
the Information set forth below and
must be filed (received) In the Office
of General Counsel of the
Department at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mall Station' 35,
Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000.
Petitions filed by the permit recipient
or any of the parties listed below must
be filed within fourteen days of
receipt of this notice of intent.
Petitions filed by any persons other
than those entitled to written notice
under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be
filed within fourteen days of
publication of the public notice or
within fourteen days of receipt of this
notice of intent, whichever occurs
first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S.,
however, any person who asked the
Department for notice of agency
action may file a petition within
fourteen days of receipt of that
notice, regardless of the date of
publication. A petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the permit
recipient at the address Indicated
above at the time of filing. The failure
of any person to file a petition within
the appropriate time period shall
constitute a waiver of that person's
right to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to
Intervene In this proceeding and
participate as a party to It. Any
subsequent Intervention will be only
at the approval of the presiding
officer upon the filing of a motion In
compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of
the Florida Administrative Code
A petition that disputes the material
facts on which the Department's
action is based must contain the
(a) The name and address of each
agency affected and each agency's
file or identification number,
(b) The name, address, and
telephone number of the petitioner,
the name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner's
representative, If any, which shall be
the address for service purposes
during the course of the proceeding;
and an explanation of how the
petitioner's substantial Interests will be
affected by the agency
(c) A statement of how and when
petitioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action;
(d) A statement of all disputed Issues
of material fact. If there are none, the
petition rust so Indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the
ultimate facts alleged, Including the
specific facts the petitioner contends
warrant reversal or modification of
the agency's proposed action;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or
statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought
by the petitioner, stating precisely the
action petitioner wishes the agency
to take with respect to the agency's
A petition that does not dispute the
material facts upon which the
Department's action Is based shall
state that no such facts are in dispute
and otherwise shall contain the same
Information as set forth above, as
required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing
process Is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the Department's final
action may be different from the
position taken by it In this notice.
Persons whose substantial Interests
will be affected by any such final
decision of the Department on the
request have the right to petition to
become a party to the proceeding,
In accordance with the requirements
set forth above.
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Editor's Note: It is the policy
of this newspaper to run the
names of all those arrested and
booked at the Taylor County Jail.
All those listed below have been
charged with a crime, but are
considered innocent until proven
Daniel Allen Townsend, 21,
1779 Dulin Lane, disorderly
conduct, resisting with violence,
Ptl. Deeson, PPD.
Harry Merritt, 22, 5710
Highway 221 North, aggravated
stalking, assault, Deputy Davis,
Charles Jonah King, 44,
Tallahassee, VOP (attempting to
purchase cocaine), Deputy Blue,
Robert Segrest, 27, Lamont,
grand theft, possession of
cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia, Ptl. Griffin, PPD.
Jacquelyn Sneed, 48, 1206 E.
Main Street, aggravated assault,
possession of drug
,paraphernalia, Ptl. Griffin, PPD.
-Larry G. McLawery, 24, 368
Myrtle Street, battery, VOP Ptl.
Charles Vernon Miles, 48,
20260 Spoonbill Road, passing
worthless check, Deputy
Dustie Erin Hendry, 29, 6118
S. Highway 19, FTA (passing
worthless check), Ptl. Geyer,
Courtney Brooke Hale, 27,
1170 Mack Session Road, retail
theft, Ptl. Deeson, PPD.
Kevin Severance, 26, Pisgah
Road, Lot 9, disorderly
intoxication, Ptl. Geyer, PPD.
Johnny Ross, 34, 1218 N.
Cherry Street, DWLS
(knowingly), Ptl. Murphy, PPD.
Dallas Edward Sneathen, 20,
Old Town, trespass on property,
Ptl. Deeson, PPD.
Kisha Wood, 32, 1280 Kays
Drive, non-support, possession
of less than 20 grams cannabis,
Ptl. Geyer, PPD.
Michael Markey, 20, 4726
Granthum Hills, VOP (petit theft),
possession of drug
paraphernalia, Ptl. Deeson,
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Alan White, 18, no address
given, possession of less than
20 grams cannabis, possession
of drug paraphernalia, Ptl.
Cacelia Mosley, 31, 810 E.
Page Street, battery, disorderly
conduct, Ptl. Cash, PPD.
Leroy Williams, 20, 500 S.
Warner Street, giving false
name, Ptl. Cash, PPD.
Ernest Gent, 53, Tallahassee,
trespass after warning, Ptl.
Christopher Phillips, 31, 112
Walter Smith Road, battery,
Deputy Padgett, TCSO.
Anthony R. Sibley, 24,
Quitman, VOP (DUI), Deputy
Alfloyd James, 52, 603 W.
Bacon Street, retail theft, Ptl.
Thomas Lewis, 37, 1028 Paul
Poppell Road, possession of
drug paraphernalia, Ptl. Cash,
Ofelia Salazar Skelton, 38,
3613 Highway 221 N., DWLS
(knowingly), Ptl. Geyer, PPD.
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Flowers, Myee Flowers,
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Griffin, Charlie Gurr, Nyaiz'ah
Harris, Brian Hires, Keaton
Holden, Fazarian Johnson,
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and Jacob Wilkinson.
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Strickland, Joshua Weaver and
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Jasmynn Dowdell, Trevor
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Madison Elliott, Larry Fletcher,
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Letters to the Editor
Focus on the positive
Continued from page 2
reputation, their community,
their work ethic. Kids who are
actively creating a balanced,
successful and conscientious
life for themselves.
I'm impressed by their
capabilities, their brainpower,
and their willingness to pitch in
and get the job done. It
definitely gives me hope for the
future of our county and our
country. It reminds me to take a
moment in the midst of
everything "bad" we hear about
today's generation to focus on
the children and'young people
in our lives who are
accomplishing the difficult
work of balancing being kids
with being responsible young
Unfortunately, the media
today seems to focus mostly on
the negative things in our
society. It is a rare thing to turn
on the news and hear a story
aiboiit s6inething wonderful a
teen has done. And when it
does occur, it usually happens
when there is nothing tragic to
report that day and they have to
reach into their archives to
come up with a filler topic.
There certainly are many kids
out there that are doing the
right thing and making a
difference for our world. I hope
that parents everywhere will
start to focus more on the
positive and less on spreading
the negative news. I think that a
bit of good karma will go a
long way and hopefully
encourage others to do good
It can be really hard to make
the right choices, and it is
always gratifying when
someone takes the time to
These Taylor County young
people impressed me and my
husband to no end. We still
can't get over how good and
respectful they were.
They will be adults a lot
longer than kids and parents of
Taylor County, you are raising
them to be prepared for their
We as parents need to be
more aware of teaching and
expecting our kids to be
responsible so that when the
time comes that "our teens are
running the world," we can feel
peace about that thought.
My husband and I would like
to publicly thank Joey Hill,
Christopher Mathis, David
James, James Higgins, Junior
Dice, and Robbie and Christy
They rescued and stayed
with us, even to the point of
towing the boat home for us.
The parents of these young
people have done an
outstanding job of raising their
I am here to tell you
that there are some
amazing, wonderful, proactive,
committed young folks being
raised in Taylor County! What
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