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March 4, 2009t


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As critical access facility

DMH to partner with TMH?

win W9 onTaws'
Spinning the wheel worked out
beautifully for Angela Walker
Poppell, and her daughter
Lauralyn P. Hudgins, when both
competed on "Wheel of Fortune"
during a taping at Sea World.
Before Pat Sajak and Vanna
White signed off for the night, the
mother and daughter duo had
won $27,000.
"They went through several
qualifying phases," said Iris Dee
Walker of Perry, the mother of
Poppell and the grandmother of
Hudgins, noting that the field of
competitors narrowed at every
qualifier. "Finally they were
selected, and they did great," she
added. "I'm so proud of them,"
Poppell lives in Titusville; her
daughter lives in Tallahassee
where she works with WFSU.
The broadcast of their
successful spins will be shown
Tuesday, March 10, during the
show's 7 p.m. time slot on WCTV.

Eat piza and support
Relay Thursday
The Roseheads' Relay for Life
Team will hold a fund-raising
event Thursday, March 5, at
Pizza Hut from 6-8 p.m,.
Pizza Hut will donate 20
percent of each meal's total from
the evening to the American
Cancer Society; coupons will be
given awayat the restaurant.
The team will also hold a yard
sale Saturday, March 7, from
8 a.m. to noon ,at $114 Green
Farm Road.
Breakfast items will be sold.
All money from the yard sale
will benefit the American Cancer

Want to win an ipod
Want to win an ipod Nano? All
advance tickets to the Florida Jr.
Miss program (which will be
staged here March 7) register the
holder for a drawing to win a free
ipod Nano the night of'the
You do not have to be present
to win, but your ticket must have
been purchased in advance.
Tickets are available now for $10
at the Perry/Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce. They
will also be on sale at Walmart
today where the candidates will
be autographing photographs
from 4-5:30 p.m.

rot the Week
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This young female Beagle is
available for adoption from Taylor
County Animal Control, For more
available pets, please see page





Editorial ........ . A-2
Living ............. A-3
Sports ...... . .. .A-6
Religion ......... ..A-7
Community .........B-1
Classified .......... B-2

With Doctors' Memorial
Hospital continuing to struggle
financially, officials are once
again considering converting
the facility to a critical access
DMH Board Chairman Joe
Collins, along with acting CEO
Don Rock and interim CFO
Bill Brynes, addressed county
commissioners Monday night,

3 arrested

with ties

to dog

In a week that spotlights the
best aspects of the partnership
between people and dogs, the.
worst has also been seen with
the. arrest of three individuals
connected to dog fighting.
The arrest Sunday came on
the eve of the arrival of more
than 140 K-9 teams from
across the southeast for the
annual training workshop
hosted by American
The Perry Police
Department received an
anonymous complaint about a
dog fight in progress in the
area of Homer J. Smith Avenue
Sunday around 6 p.m.
While responding to the
area,. Ptl. Jimmy Cash, Ptl,
Garrett Campbell and Ptl.
Heather Murphy observed a
crowd of around 15-20
subjects fleeing the area.
The dog fighting occurred
beside and adjacent to a
residence on the avenue known
as a frequent drug house
nicknamed the "Trap,"
according to Cash's report,
A stolen pit bulldog was
recovered from the same
residence earlier that morning;
the dog had injuries consistent
with an attack from another
dog, Cash stated.
Two of the suspects fleeing
the area Sunday evening were
taken into custody. Robert
Glanton Jr., 15, and Henry E.
,- Please see page 4

County commissioners will
consider a request from
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
(DMH) to use excess sales tax
revenues to purchase up to $3.5
million in equipment.
DMH interim CFO Bill
Brynes made the request
Monday night, listing three
pieces of radiological
equipment, including a digital
mammogram machine, a CT
scanner and an MRI.
Commissioners agreed to

requesting they use excess sales
tax revenue to purchase new
equipment for 'the hospital (see
related story).
Collins said his board was
also looking into the possibility
of forming a partnership with
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
DMH considered pursuing a
critical access designation more

hold a public hearing Tuesday,
March 17, during their regular
board meeting. According to
the county ordinance regarding
such requests, hospital officials
will have to present a business
plan to show how the
equipment will be profitable
for the hospital.
The new hospital building is
funded through a one-cent sales
tax approved by Taylor County
"* Please see page 5

than a year ago early last year,
but was told initially the
hospital was not eligible due to
the proximity of the hospital in
Madison. It was later
discovered that DMH is
eligible, but officials did not
pursue the designation further.
Collins said Monday he has
been assured that DMH

A critical access hospital is
limited to 25 beds and an
annual average length of stay of
96 hours per patient for acute
inpatient care. DMH is
currently a 48-bed facility.
According to the Society
Security Act, which defines
critical access hospitals, such
facilities must provide 24-hour
emergency care services, but

are exempt from hospital
standards relating to the
number of hours per day or
days per week during which
they must be open and fully
staffed. This could reduce
personnel costs for the hospital.
Critical access hospitals also
receive a more favorable
"* Please see page 4




r for March
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K-9s in action
Nearly 150 K-9 teams from across the Southeast are in town for the annual
K-9 training workshop hosted by American Aluminum Accessories, Inc.
Above, K-9 Ricardo goes airborne while capturing "suspect" Rob Katich.. Not
shown is Ricardo's handler, Deputy Laz Rodriguez of the Broward County
Sheriff's Office. Local residents are invited to see 4he K-9-teaMsf-4n'action-
during a special free demonstration Thursday at Dorsett Stadium, starting at
6 p.m. A. "meet and greet" will follow the program and families are encouraged
to attend.

Buckeye officials announced
last week that the company
will take six days of downtime
this month and again in May to
help control inventories at the
Taylor County facility.
The announcement comes
on the heels of a previous
production downtime taken in
I During the March and May
periods, employees will have
the option of taking time off as
paid vacation or as unpaid
leave, according to Buckeye
Spokesman Dan Simmons.
Foley Site Manager Howard
Drew said December's outage
was the first time, to his
knowledge, that the Foley mill
has taken a significant amount
of downtime to control
"This prJCli c i ,, mi.ii l
with Buckeye's Lean
Enterprise' direction to control
,,"** Please see page 5

Early Saturday in Carrabelle

Teen critical after crashing into power pole

The son of a Perry woman
remains in critical condition
after a horrific crash in
Carrabelle early Saturday
Joshua Michael Davis, 18,
the son of Ramona Fortner, was
traveling east on U.S. 98
around 1 a.m. when--for
unknown reasons--he veered
onto the south shoulder of the

"The driver lost control of
the vehicle...traveling north,
crossing both travel lanes and
onto the north grassy shoulder.
The right front of the 1999 Ford
F-150 collided with a power
pole before colliding with a
tree. The truck went airborne
and 'the roof of the vehicle
collided with the tree before

coming to .a final rest facing
south. The downed power lines
fell onto the rear of the truck,
causing the vehicle to erupt into
flames," Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP) Trooper B.S.
Roddenberry reported.
Davis, who was not wearing
a seatbelt, Was ejected from the
vehicle and, according to
sources, it took emergency

rescue crews nearly two hours
to reach him due to the downed
power lines.
Assisting FHP at the scene
were the Franklin
PCounty Sheriff's Office,
Carrabelle Police Dept.,
Appalachicola Police Dept.,
Eastpoint Fire Department,
Weems Hospital EMS and
Progress Energy.

At annual banquet

Chamber toasts past successes, future goals

The Perry-Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce
celebrated the successes of the
past year--including the
creation of a 50-year blueprint
for the county--at its annual
banquet Friday.
More than 200 chamber
members and guests gathered
at the Perry Elks Lodge for the
event, which included the
tricks and skills of mentalist
Keith Matheny.
"The banquet was very
successful," Director Dawn

Taylor said.
"It allowed the chamber to
update its members on the
many successes of the previous
year as well as the goals for the
Taylor, along with Chamber
Chairman Cline Moore,
presented a number of awards
during the evening, including
the Past Chairman Award to
Sandy Beach. David S.
Sullivan was honored as a
"* Please see page 8

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DMH wants $3.5

million to buy new

MRI. CT scanner

vi the

Two sectiolis
4Stli Year, No. 9
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A-2 Taco Times March 4,2009

'There is no free lunch'

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Dear Editor:
If you're eagerly awaiting the
check from President Obama,
don't hold your breath. If or
when it comes it won't be worth
much. And do you know where
that check will come from?
From my and your taxes. Every
dollar that the government
spends must first be taken
away from the people who earn

incomes. As the government
dumps trillions of dollars of
money that we have not yet
even sent to Washington, the
value of a dollar goes down,
down, down. That means that it
will take more dollars than were
required last year to make any
I've heard some people say
they don't pay income taxes.

Wrong! You may. not send a
check to the government to
cover your taxes, but if you buy
a loaf of bread, a gallon of milk,
a tire if you buy anything at all
the price includes the income
taxes--as well as all other.
taxes--paid by the people who
produced that item or service.
There is no free lunch.
Ray Evans

MainStreet Perry thanks community

Dear Editor:
I would like to thank the
people of Perry for coming out
to the Timbers and supporting

MainStreet Perry during our also.
Valentine weekend fund-raiser.
Thanks to all the volunteers
for making it such a success

Joanna Ter Maai
MainStreet Perry

Midweek Muddle

Letters to the Editor

'You own your land, but someone

can tell you how noisy you can be?'

'" Trick'-pulls ,have'-4,ee!1A" a
tradition in Perry for as long
as I can remember, especially
in October when the festival is
here and here recently we have
a couple of people Ithat want
to, complain about the noise.
These events only happen about
three times a year and the events
don't start until 7 a.m. and are
stopped by dark.
With the economiN; in the
shape it is in and the amount of
revenue it brings to our town,
which needs it badly, I would
not be fussing. These events
bring a lot of people from all
over--including out of state--
to Perry and that brings money
to all the businesses. If you
ask all business owners in this
town, they will tell you that
when there is an event coming
up all the motels and hotels are
full, all the convenience stores
sell more gas, the grocery stores

sFl more food, etc. The fast truck pulls. It's a place where
food places have more business your. whole family sean-go' .and,
and let's not forget about the be with friends, meet people
parts stores and all the business from different places and cook
they get from these trucks out. Laws and rules, have just
coming in. about taken away any type of
I think everyone who is fun a family can have. This
against this ordinance needs is a free country and you own
to be at the meeting for this your land, but someone can
because it is not just the people tell you how noisy you can be?
who enjoy this as a hobby, but More like this used to be a free
this will affecttall the businesses country, in my opinion.
in Perry also. I hope that the Let's get out there and sign
county, commissioners will those petitions my fellow mud
think -about-' What is' good for 'bog enthusiasts!
our town and what brings in Sincerely,
money, rather than side with Nancy Johnson (Sadler)
a couple of people that have
nothing better to do than fuss C orn ity
about people having fun. There mIIIUIlIL
will be petitions placed at all
the businesses and at the truck Should be
pulls' gate for the upcoming
event. Please make sure you get
one signed. O 8 Open
I can remember growing up m o re op
and being excited about the n t
mm mi_ I 196nLext tim e


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

123 S. Jefferson Street-
Perry, Florida

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

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Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.
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Dear Editor:
To the residents of Taylor
County in these troublesome
and trying times. With the
closing of so many businesses,
we should look back to
decisions made over the 'past
few years.
One I am still displeased with
is the non-support of the 'coal-
power generating station'. Had
we been more open-minded,
not only would we have had
an economic boom during
construction, we would now
have several hundred more
jobs in our area, continuing
to put economic revenue
back in our restaurants, hotels
and plenty of other local
Hopefully we can overcome
these trying times and learn
from our mistakes. Just be a
little more open to ideas should
opportunity decide to knock on
our community's door again.
Thanks for your time.
Keith Shiver

My Economic

Stimulus Plan

In my Economic Stimulus Plan, my
aunts and the ladies with whom they
enjoy coffee every Monday, would be in
charge of making sure that recipients
of federal money are both worthy and
If they are found to be neither,
these individuals will be severely
chastised, forced to do yard work and
then removed from the government's
One of my aunts is imminently
qualified for this role because she
retired from the food stamp office in
Alabama. At the time of her retirement,
she knew the name of every person
in the county receiving government
assistance, and she knew who ate at
their kitchen tables. Memorizing'Sich'
information was acutely helpful so that
when Billy Roy's mother claimed Allen
Joe in her household, my aunt could
counter with, "Why Ellie Jane said the
same thing. Which is it?"
These women will need to be back
in each others' homes on Monday for
coffee, and in church on Sunday or
,the pews may cave in. but I figure they
will work Tuesday-Friday, 'and make
a tremendous difference. Because
they are patriotic, they will be willing.
They've endured the Great Depression,
and don't take kindly to having worked
for 60 years, only to hand over their
earnings to big banks who can't cope
and young folks who won't work.
In my Economic Stimulus Plan, all
those people who come in my office and
say, "You don't have a job.do you?...I just
need you to sign here saying I asked, so
I can get my benefits," will be dropped
from the list. I can get the retired
teachers of this community to enforce
that rule, and they will be armed with
wooden rulers which used to say, "Do
unto others as you would have them do
unto 'you." I think everything went to
hell, literally, when we stopped using
those rulers.
In my Economic Stimulus Plan, which
resembles Apostle Paul's of Bible fame,
you should work if you want to eat.
So how hungry are you? Of course,
if you're unable to work, the good
church people will be compassionate
and take care of you...and we're going
to put the women of the missionary
society in charge of this initiative. With
their broad-brimmed hats and weighty
pocketbooks, they'll cook .you fried
chicken and greens. They will also cook
your goose if you try to get this food
without contributing a single thing
to society. There is plenty of work to
be done; we owe a gazillion dollars,
In my Economic Stimulus Plan, I
assure you we won't be sprigging grass
on the national mall for a pricetag of
$21 million--there are enough prisoners
in the D.C. area to do that au gratis.
Nor will we be spending $8 billion on
high-speed inner-city rail. (Do you want


to see how good intentions become
gaudy indulgences? This particular
high speed rail was valued at $300
million in the House bill, upped to
$2.25 billion in the Senate, and then
reached $8 billion in the final version.,.
which representatives of both passed!
Now, as I read that sentence, I wonder
if we shouldn't just fire everybody who
voted and recoup their salaries. They
couldn't have possibly read this 1,000-
page re-written bill before they .voted,
and how responsible is that?)
In my Economic Stimulus Plan, all
those investigative reporters who
were fired for being nosey (so the
executives in their corporations could
vacation in Bali) would be re-hired
bY-t'e fetteral government bdasgL
all of them combined make less than
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
Like grant writers, they will more than
justify their salaries by the fraud they
uncover. In fact, if they just investigate
everybody in the House, .the Senate
and on President Obama's cabinet, we
might recover enough back taxes and
unreported income to make up a trillion
of the debt, And that's something. It's
not enough, but it's something..
In my Economic Stimulus Plan, I'd
listen to the people who' own both
small and large businesses' and who
suggested, "Just eliminate payroll taxes
for six months; that will stimulate the
economy." This suggestion, sounding
a bit too logical, was immediately
In my Economic Stimulus Plan, the
couple who couldn't get public health
benefits, because they were both
affiliated with small businesses, would
now be honored by a baby shpwer. Yes,
they both have jobs, but now they have
three children. If they didn't work,
they'd be eligible for help,..but since
they do, they're not.
However, if they had been single
parents and used government money
for in vitro fertilization for eight babies,
they would surely receive help for
themselves, their octuplets, and their
six other children, two of whom have
special needs. All this makes perfect
sense, of course.
Socialism, as we explained to the
son, is taking someone's "A" grade and
giving it to a "C" student who doesn't
try or apply himself. Whereas the
son didn't have a problem with this
strategy, we do.
I'm still driving to work every day,
and pounding the keys of my computer.
Don't take my hard-earned dollars to
buy new desks for the newly-formed,
oversight committee for this stimulus
plan; yes, they have been allocated $84
million. Does anybody know how much
money $84 million is?
I just can't abide it.
I shouldn't have to abide it.
This is no way to make any country

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TaylorCounty ,Cityof Perry l oCom nFloresentative a Florida
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415 Tompkins St.
Inverness. 34450

Florida Governor Charlie Crist
Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St.,
Tallahassee, FL 32399 850-488-4441
U.S. Senator Mel Martinez
IN Palafox St., Suite 159,
Pensacola, FL 32502 850-433-2603
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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A-3 Taco

Times March 4, 2009

7 contestants 'halfway' to state Jr.

*: Miss program in Perry this Saturday

Shannon Michele Legge, Clint Bencsik

Legge, Bencsik to say

vows in May wedding

Steve and Connie Legge of
Perry announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Shannon Michele, to Clint
Bencsik of Tallahassee, the son
of Cindy Bencsik of Miami
The bride-elect is currently
enrolled in the nursing RN
program at North Florida
Community ','College. Her
grandparents include Curtis
and Bessie Simons of Perry,
Walter and Juanita Legge of
Lebanon, Ohio.
The prospective groom is a
senior at Florida State

sell pizza, household items
Want''to help the American
Cancer Society while enjoying
a meal with family and
Thursday, March 5, will be a
fund-raising evening at Pizza
Hut. Between the hours of 6
and 8 p.Bm, Pizza Hut will
donate 20 percent of its sales to
the American Cancer Society.
Coupons will be provided by
the Roseheads' Relay For Life
team which is sponsoring this
fund-raising event.
On Saturday, the team will
hold a yard sale from 8 a.m.
until noon at 3114 Green Farm
Road. Coffee and your choice
of honeybun cake, sausage
biscuit or friendship bread will
be sold for breakfast. The 'sale
promises "gently used items at
reasonable prices."

Designer Inspired

I, ay.rc .,

Gel MIrcUt r service wn f
rece s $5.00 off purchase

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Inspired Coach, Chanell, D&G, Tiffany
Jewelry, Giraffe & Zebra Prints

University, majoring in
A May 2, 2009, wedding is
planned at 5 p.m. in the First
Baptist Church of Tallahassee.
Formal invitations will be

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Vanessa Wood
Ben Mangum
April 18. 2009
Elizabeth Kirby
Tom Carrozza
April 18, 2009
Noritike \'era B'r.iki-v
14nox (trrnial & c.stiaIlI

Downtown Perry 125 S. Jefferson St.
850-223-1360 (cell) 838-9982
Mon .Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pmn
*'^ f t

The seven contestants who
are in Perry this week for the
State Jr. Miss program have
reached the ,halfway mark in
their fast-paced schedule of
practice and preparation.
Today's morning practice
will be followed by a tour of
Buckeye. Mock interviews
follow, as contestants prepare
for Saturday's "real"
interviews with judges for the
state pageant. Group pictures
are also planned Wednesday
afternoon, before an autograph
session at 4 p.m at Walmart.
"Movie Night" is tonight with
pizza to go.
Thursday brings another
early wake-up call, with
practice from 8 am. until 11:30,
and lunch at Taylor County
Elementary School where the
"Best Self" presentation will
Practice picks up after that
event; Rotary supplies dinner
at the Taylor County High
School gym; and dress
rehearsal dominates the


The seven candidates for Florida Jr. Miss were guests of the Rotary Club Tuesday

evening from 6-9:30.
On Friday, a busy day of
practice will be interrupted by a
lunch delivery, compliments of
the Kiwanis Club. Following
dinner with the contestants'
host parents (catered by
Johnson's Bakery), a dress
rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. and
continues until 10.

Then Saturday arrives and
the judges orientation takes
place at 9 a.m. Interviews with
individual contestants follow.
Lunch -will be shared at
Rosehead before a final dinner
with the host family. The
program begins at 6 p.m. at the
high school gym.
Tickets, for $10, are already

on sale at the Chamber of
Commerce. Purchasing tickets
in advance "puts your name in
the hat" for an ipod Nano.
Following Saturday night's
program, a Farewell Party for
the contestants s planned

108 West Green St.
(850) 584-GIFT (4438)
China Crystal Candles
Custom Gift Baskets
Wedding & Baby. Registries

Mon.-Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-3
After Hour Appointments Available
Waterford Wedgewood
Lenox Noritake

Happy 5th Birthday to our Big Sissy

Jada Cooper
March 4





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.Congratulations eanine Williams

Jeanine WViliams, available emypoyee of MarshaCHfeafth
and Rehabilitation Center, has earned the February
Employee of the Month. Jeanine has been
with Ala shaflt orfive years as feadcook
and conitilnues to cook daelcious meals for
the residents' aidstaff's enjoyment. It is
a pleasurIe to halve Ms. 'Williamis as part
of. Y'tarshail s winning team. Marshall
looks forward to many years of
!j continued service from Ms.

Pleasejoin us as we

.. -' congratulate Ms. Williams
S '. at Marshall'-leafth and
'RehabiCitation Center.

Marshall Health and Rehabilitation Center
"Care Giving for Better Living"
The Rehab Center of Taylor County
207 Marshall Drive Perry, Fl. 32347
A 120-Bed Skilled Nursing Facility (850) 584-6334


Yard/Moving Sale

Friday, March 6 & Saturday, March 7
8:00 am 2:00 pm
2 miles down Puckett Rd.
(signs will be posted)
Motor Home, Antiques, Furniture,
Home Decor, Housewares, Silver Jewelry,
Clothing (men's & women's sizes small-2XX),
Exercise Equipment & Lots More



We are planning a meeting on
Saturday, March 7
Perry Elks Club
4 p.m.
Please come and join us!
Call Gae Hollowell at 584-4689

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More staff reductions expected at DMH

Continued from page 1
reimbursement schedule from
Medicare, Collins said.
Senior managers with TMH
visited DMH in late December
to conduct a survey of the
hospital's practices, and in an
assessment presented last
week, recommended DMH
pursue the designation.
"This should increase
reimbursement to the hospital,"
the report stated.
According to Rock, hospitals
arfe usually reimbursed by
Medicare on a set pay schedule
regardless of the cost the
hospital incurs. A critical
access hospital, however, is
reimbursed on a "cost plus"
basis, in which the hospital bills
Collins added that he had
been told the hospital could
expect as much as $2 million in
additional annual revenue by
DMH officials will meet with
a consultant next week to
further discuss the possibility,

Collins said, inviting
commissioners to join the
"I believe working with
Tallahassee Memorial is the
way to go," Collins said
Rock added that it's a
growing trend that
smaller hospitals are seeking
larger ones with which to
When asked Tuesday, he said
the designation was "one of the
options" the hospital was
pursuing. Additionally, he said
that even if DMH is
.granted critical access status, it
is not required to partner with
Such a partnership, however,
could potentially lead to shared
resources, including physicians
and staff.
In the 19-page assessment,
TMH officials made a series
of recommendations for
each department of the
"We will try to implement
them," Collins said Monday.
The recommendations

included staff reductions.
When asked Tuesday, Rock
said reported layoffs of some
20 employees last month came
before the officials had

received the final assessment,
but they were in line with the
"There are more reductions
in workforce in the plans," he

As for the hospital's financial
condition, he said DMH was
still struggling. Revenues were
up slightly in January and

February, but those months
are traditionally busier
"We're still holding it
together," Rock said.

Five dogs seized due to neglect/cruelty

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Bolden, 23, were both charged
with animal cruelty.
A third suspect, Cedrick
OBrian Ruffin, 22, was charged
with obstructing justice after
refusing to allow officers into
his backyard while they were
attempting to local the crime
scene where the dog fighting
took place.
"Several of the subjects were
seen fleeing from his (Ruffin's)
yard," Campbell stated in his
Once Ruffin was secured in
the back of a patrol unit,
officers entered his backyard
and discovered five bulldogs
that were chained and in cages.

"The dogs were in poor
condition and you could visibly
see their ribs. The dogs did not
have adequate food or water,
and some of the dogs had
injuries," Campbell said.
While securing that scene,
Murphy advised Campbell that
there were animals engaged in
a fight in the adjacent empty
"Upon walking to the other
yard, I observed a dog biting
another dog in the head. One of
the dogs was badly injured.
After looking around the area,
we discovered that there were
collars and leashes that were on
the; ground where the animals
Officers were able to
separate and restrain the dogs

until animal control arrived on
scene and took custody of the
On Tuesday, Animal Control
Officer Carrie Tucker stated
that one puppy and six adult
pitbull-mix breed dogs have
been seized in relation to the
"Only two of the dogs were
take into custody relating to
dog fighting; the other five
dogs were discovered during
the investigation and they were
impounded due to evidence of
animal neglect/cruelty. One of
the animals is very
malnourished and others have
multiple puncture wounds, cuts
and scrapes. Several of the
dogs didn't have water. The one
female dog which was mauled

has been treated by a
veterinarian. All of the animals
will remain in our care until the
proper court proceedings have
been completed," Tucker said.

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citizens and in the past, the
excess revenues collected have
been used to purchase new
The last time commissioners
approved such a request was in
July 2006 for the purchase of
$128,0000 in orthopedic
In March 2008, the
commission held a public
hearing to consider a plan
developed by Commissioner
Malcolm Page which included
using excess sales tax money to
pay off $600,000 in capital debt
and purchase new CT and MRI
The hearing, however, was
cut short after only a few
minutes when former County
Commissioner Clay Bethea
reminded the board its policy
was to refuse requests from
not-for-profit organizations
without an audit. At the time,
the hospital's audit had been
delayed was not available.
,When the audit was
presented in April, however,

the DMH board did not return
to the commission to request
the funds. Since then, the
hospital has seen two
changeovers in management
and the appointment of an
almost entirely new board of
Although the purchase of
new equipment has been
mentioned since then, this
marks the first official request
for the sales tax funds since
March 2008.
At Monday's meeting, it was
not clear how much excess
sales tax money the county has.
Finance Director Tammy
Taylor and Clerk of Court
Annie Mae Murphy could not
be reached Tuesday.
According to Brynes, a
digital mammogram machine
could cost between $270,000
and $400,000. ,
Currently, the hospital's
mammogram machine is not
digital, so results must be sent
off to be digitized, then sent
elsewhere to be read, resulting
in delays.
A new CT scanner could cost
between $500,000 and

$1 million.
Brynes said it was a "real
problem" keeping their current
machine fixed.
Finally, a new MRI could
cost between $1 million and
$1.5 million, plus construction
costs. Some MRIs will not fit in
the room and if they did,
shielding would need to be
installed at a cost of some
$50,000 to $60,000.
Both Brynes and DMH
Board Chairman Joe Collins
said the equipment was
essential for the hospital's
"The equipment would make
us more attractive," Collins
said. "If we don't get that
equipment, I can't be that
It did not appear that
commissioners were for
approving all three requests, as
several asked Collins to
prioritize the list and name the
equipment the hospital needed
the most.
Commission Chairman
Rudolph Parker said he'd "feel
better" about the request if he
had more assurance that the

equipment would keep the officially
hospital afloat, request.
After a lengthy discussion County
between the board and DMH Brown s
officials, Commissioner requires
Malcolm Page said he was included
"willing to explore the option commissi,
further," making a motion to the total c

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In December, Buckeye
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recent weak demand in some of
the markets for the company's
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"In today's global economic

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meeting our customer needs by
matching production to orders,
minimizing costs and
controlling working capital,"
Crowe said.
Buckeye Senior Vice
President Doug Dowdell, who
spoke at an information-
sharing breakfast here last
week, said the company plans
to continue to reduce its debt in
2009 from the current $390
million to $350 million.

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Buckeye working

to reduce its debt

earmarked for
sewer system

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a member of the House
Appropriations Committee,
has secured $300,000 for the
coastal communities in Taylor
County to complete the
process of implementing a
centralized sewer system.
Boyd included funding for
this project in the Omnibus
Appropriations bill for Fiscal
Year 2009, which passed in
the House of Representatives
last week.
Taylor coastal utilities have
been working to remove
septic tanks from the' Gulf
coast of the county and
replace these with a central
sewer hookup. Federal
funding secured by Boyd is
expected to help complete
this process.
The bill will now be
considered by the Senate and
upon passage will be sent to
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Bulldogs' comeback

attempt falls short

After falling behind 6-0 in
three innings, the Taylor County
High baseball team battled back
Friday night in Wakulla before
falling 7-5.
The Bulldogs had the tying
runs on base after already
scoring 2 runs in the seventh
but were unable to get them
across the plate.
Charlie Johnson got the start
for Taylor County but was
pulled after the third. He gave
up 6 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits.
Wakulla's effort was helped by
four Bulldogs errors.
Nick Allbritton helped settle

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TCMS takes pitching

duel over Riversprings

things down in the fourth as
he came on to pitch the final
three innings. The senior right-
hander scattered three hits while
walking two and striking out
Allbritton also led the
Bulldogs at the plate with two
hits in four trips including an
RBI. Wil Joiner drove in a run
with a double and Taylor Ratliff
scored after hitting a double.
Caleb Murphy went 1-2 on
the night after walking twice.
The Bulldogs were slated to
host district foe Florida High on

The Taylor County Middle
School baseball team improved
to 5-0 on the season Thursday
with a 3-1 pitchers' duel win
over Wakulla Riversprings.
Bulldog pitcher Dylan Hardy
went the distance scattering
four hits while walking one and
striking out 6.
The TCMS offense made the
most of their three hits in the
The Bulldogs got 2 runs in
the second when Harty singled
and later scored on a grounder
by Jake Smyrnios. A.J. Parker,
who walked to lead off the
inning, scored on a hit by Justin

In the fifth, Joe Pelt led off
with a single and moved to
second on a sacrifice by Gavin
Pelt advanced to third on a
pass ball then scored on another
pass ball to put the 'Dogs up
"Our defense played well all
day and they had to put this win
in the books," TCMS Coach
Bobby Glass said.
Taylor County was slated
to travel to Florida High
on Tuesday before a return
trip to Riversprings on

Lady 'Dogs get 1st win

Date Opponent Site Time
Feb. 12 Preseason Tourney Fl. High TBA
Feb. 13 Preseason Tourney Fl. High TBA
Feb. 17 Live Oak Home 7:00
*Feb. 19 Union County Away 7:00
Feb. 24 Leon Home 7:00,
Feb. 27 Wakulla Away 7:00
Mar, 3 Florida High* Home 7:00
Mar. 12 Live Oak Away 7:00
Mar. 16 Rickards Home 7:00 -
Mar. 17 Chiefland Away 7:00
Mar. 20 Hamilton* Home 7:00
Mar. 24 Florida High* Away 7:00
Mar. 26 ,Union County Home 7:00
Mar. 27 Madison' Home 7:00
Mar. 30-Apr. 3 Springbreak Tourney TBA TBA
Apr. 7 Madison* Away 7:00
Apr. 14' Hamilton* Away 7:00
Apr. 16 Trenton Away 7:00
Ap.',17' .,Wakula .Home 6:00
Apr. 20 Chiefland Home 7:00
Apr. 21 Leon Away, 7:00
Apr. 23 Mayo Home 6:00
Apr. 28 & 30 District Tourney Fl. High TBA
*District Games .

Taylor County High third baseman Morgan Pelt gets
ready for a hot grounder during recent action at Perry's
Pace Field. The Bulldogs were slated to take on district
foe Florida High on Tuesday.

Tennis team improves

to 3-1 on the season

The Taylor County High
tennis team improved to 2-1 on
the year following a 9-1 victory
over Madison last Thursday. .
In singles play the Bulldogs
won five of six matches. Jarrod
Robertson won 8-3, Fanoos
Khan won 8-3, Chris Morgan
won 8-2, Stuart Ely won 8-1
and Trey Whiddon lost 6-8.
In doubles play, all four
Taylor County teams won their
On Feb. 24 the Bulldogs
traveled to Tallahassee to take
on Rickards but came away on
the short end of a 3-4 score.
In singles play Robertson lost
1-8, Khan won 8-6, Morgan lost
6-8, Ely won 8-4, Byron McCoy
lost 1-8 and Courtney lost 1-8.
In doubles play Ely and
Morgan teamed to win 8-5
while Robertson and Khari lost
In their first match of the
season Taylor County defeated
Madison 7-1.

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Robertson lost his match 7-10
in a tie breaker while Khan, Ely
and Courtney all won by an 8-0
margin. Morgan and Whiddon
won their matches 8-1.
The Bulldogs. won both
doubles matches. Robertson and
Khan won 8-5 while Morgan
and Ely won 8-0.
Coach Gene Johstono
believes his team is showing
great promise.
"I am extremely proud of this
team's effort and feel confident
they will be a strong contender
in the district tournament," the
coach said.

The Taylor County High girls
tennis team defeated Madison
last Thursday 5-2 for their first
win of the season.
In singles play Elizabeth
Devane won 8-5, Angela White
won 8-6, Rachael Higgs lost
4-8, Celia Bennett won 8-6 and
Kiki Anderson won 8-1.
In doubles play Devane and
White won 8-6 while Upshaw
and Anderson lost 6-8.
The win avenged an earlier

3-4 loss to Madison on Feb. 17.
In that match Devane won 8-0
and White won 6-2 but Megan
Roberts and Tiffany Upshaw
fell 4-8 and Bennett lost 7-8.
The Lady Bulldogs, now 1-3
on the season, are very young
and inexperienced, according to
Coach Gene Johstono.
"We are showing some
improvement but we still have
a long way to go," the coach

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Churches open for weekday prayer

Prayer discussion group
meets on Thursdays
Throughout the season of Lent, the sanctuary of St. James
Episcopal Church, located at 1100 W. Green St., will be open
Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 12 noon for
meditation and prayer.
A discussion group on prayer began Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6:30
p.m., and will continue for six weeks. Each session will begin with
a light supper and video presentation from Phillip Yancey's book,
" Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference." Discussions, held in the
parish hall, will be led by the laity of St. James. It's still not too
late to sign up, interested persons are asked to call the church
office at 584-7636 to register. The cost of the participant guide is
$7.99; the hardcover book is available at local bookstores, but is
not required for the class.
Stations of the Cross devotions will be held at 12:15 p.m. every
Friday through Lent. This time of devotion, also led by the church
laity, is open to all who wish to attend.


"The objective of the devotion is to help the .faithful make, in
spirit, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ's suffering and
death," said a spokesperson for the church. "It is carried out by
passing from station to station with certain prayers and devotions
on the various incidents." These pilgrimages will be held in the
The public is cordially invited, and reminded that Sunday
Eucharist services begin at 8 and 10 a.m.

Catholics announce Lenten mass schedule
During Lent, weekday masses at the Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, mass begins at 9 a.m.
The community is cordially invited.
Stations of the Cross will also be. observed during Lent, each
Friday from 6 p.m. following the 5:30 mass.
Reconciliation/confession is offered every Saturday from 4:45,
until 5:45 p.m., and on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., as well as
by appointment with Father Jakubco.

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Randolph Blue
"Randy" James Rando
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his home after a short ba
with cancer.
A native of Atlanta, Ga.,
Blue was the son of the
James Wallace Blue
Jeanette Blue Ellison. He w
member of Westside Bap
Church in Perry;
Survivors include: his wi
Shirley Gunter Blue of Perr
son, JR of Cleveland, Ga.; f
step-daughters, Lynn Har
and Ali Parker of Perry,
Gunter of Winter Haven
Venus Clements of Columi
Ohio; three grandchildren.
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Holland Junior
Holland. Junior. Taylor,
died Feb. 28, 2009, at
iesidence in pjr.. ;-. -

Born in Coffee County, Ala.,
he had lived in Perry most of
his life. He was a member of
9lph San Pedro Baptist Church. He
, at was preceded in death by a
battle daughter, Holly June Taylor.,
Survivors include: his wife
Mr. of 53 years, Mary Taylor of
late Perry; two sons, Mike Taylor
and and the Rev. George Taylor,
as a both of Perry; two step-sons,
twistt Darrell Cooper of Jacksonville
and Nick Cothran of Perry; two
ife, step-daughters, Francis Ruis
y; a and Francis Downs both of
our Tallahassee; one brother, Virgil
per Taylor of Perry; one sister,
Kia Edith Bowden of Perry; nine
and grandchildren; and 10 great
bus, grand-children.
Funeral services were held
held Tuesday, March 3, at Joe P.
eral Burns Funeral Home Chapel at
Sof 11 a.m. with Mallory Owen and
Hurstle Laxton officiating.
Interment followed at San
Pedro Baptist Church
Cemetery. Family members
85, received friends on Monday
his from 6 to 8 pm at the chapel.
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Doretha 'Dora'
Dora Smith, 59, died Feb. 25,
2009, in Perry. She was a
member, of Christian
Tabernacle and a former
employee of Toms/Lance Inc.
She was a graduate of Lively
Technical Institute and served
in the Job Corps in Portland
Spring, Maine.
Survivors include: one son,
Anthony Smith of Ft. Bragg,
N.C.; one brother, Vernon
Faulk of Perry; four sisters,
Virginia Bishop, Geraldine
Sparrow, Peggy Glanton and
Jacqueline Faulk of Perry; and
one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at,
New Brooklyn M.B. Church
with burial at Spring. Hill
Family members will receive
friends Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
at Trinity Funeral Home which

is in charge of arrangements.
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retiring board member.
The Director's Choice
Member of the Year was
presented to Sandy Chester
with Goodman's BBQ, for her
efforts, including her support
of the Florida State Bluegrass
Festival, Florida Forest
Festival and the Southern Pines
Blues and BBQ Festival.
As for Matheny, he quickly
garnered the crowd's attention
by naming, from memory,
almost everyone in the room.
He followed that feat with a
number of tricks that left those
in attendance with more than a
few questions.
"I think he exceeded our
expectations and the crowd
seemed to be really enjoying
his performance," Taylor said.

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Robert Levi Ellison
Robert Levi Ellison, 63, died
Feb. 27, 2009, at his residence
in Perry, A native and lifelong
resident of Taylor County, he
was a Baptist and worked in the
construction business.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Richard Ellison Sr.; a
brother, Richard Ellison Jr.; and
a sister, Peggy Ann Ellison-
Survivors include: his
mother, Marguerite Ellison of
Perry; four daughters, Terri
Young of Perry, Teresa Cruce
of Columbia, Ala., Angellique
Ellison of Branford and Dana
Ellison of Perry; five
grandchildren, two great
grandchildren; and a host of

nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Monday, March 2, at Joe P
Burns Funeral Home at 10 a.m,
with Glenn Baker officiating.
Interment followed at Carlton
Joe P. Bums Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.
Carolyn Faye Butler
Carolyn Faye Butler, a
homemaker, 64, died March 1,
2009, at her residence.
She was born in Tifton, Ga.,
and came to Perry in 2005 from
Valdosta, Ga., She was a
member of the Morningside
Baptist Church of
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Tommie Ray

Survivors include: her
mother, Ruby Hamilton of
Nashville, Ga.; a son, Thomas
Lael Butler, and a daughter,
Tammy Rae Butler, both of
Valdosta; two brothers, Ray
Hamilton of Nashville and
William Hamilton of Brooks
County, Ga.; three sisters, Patty
Gallman and Debbie Tyson
both of Nashville and Kathy
Adams of Hahira, Ga.; four
grandchildren; as well as a host
of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be
held Saturday, March 7, at
Hope Baptist Church at 2 p.m.
in Nashville.
You may sign the
guestbook at www.joepburns
Joe P. Bums Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.

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11 from Taylor take part in show

4-H Extension Agent II
They groomed and prepared
their animals as they were
getting ready to show them for
the 55th annual North Florida
Livestock Show & Sale,

More, than 125 youth took
part in the Show & Sale held in
Madison, Feb. 16-19. Eleven
4-H youth from Taylor County
were among the participants
preparing their animals to

'The show is organized to
provide an opportunity for
youth to raise and care for
livestock, present them before
judges for competition and then
sell them at a live auction. The
goal of the 4-H livestock

(1, o r) Jaren Murphy, Janae Murphy and Baillie Brown placed third overall in
the livestock judging competition; Murphy also placed third overall In the
individual division.

Aucrilla Slaughter Graham Lynn

Saillie Brown

Brandon Osteen, MaKenzie Cannon and Haley Osteen

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Taylor County 4-H also
received the swine herdsman
group award and individual
swine herdsman awards were
awarded to Jaren and Janae
In the Livestock Judging
Competition, Jaren Murphy,
Janae Murphy and Baillie
Brown placed third overall and
Janae Murphy placed third
overall in .the individual
In the junior division, Drista
Bailey placed third overall in
the Livestock Judging Contest.

One Senior 4-H'er took part
in the Steer Show on
Wednesday night. Baillie
Brown placed fourth in the fat
steer division with her steer
weighing in at 1,220 pounds;
she also placed fourth in the
heifer division.
The show participants would
like to give a special thanks to
all the sponsors of the swine
and steer, These sponsors
provide financial incentives to
help offset the expenses of the
project, The live auction was
the culmination of the four-day

program is to use live animals
to develop youth. The main
objectives of the program deal
with the young person, not the
While youth learn about
agriculture and livestock
production and develop an
appreciation for the livestock
industry, the main objective is
to teach youth life skills.
The experience of youth
owning and working with
animals, being responsible for
their care, health and growth,
record keeping on their animal,
feeding, grooming and
exhibiting them in a
competitive environment is a
tremendous chaiactei building
The livestock -howt kicked
off on Monday night w ith the
swine show. Junior 4-H'er
Hayden Lilliott placed first
with a blue ribbon for her s\ ine
in the 240-pound class. Aucilla
Slaughter also placed first rith
a blue ribbon for her swine in
the 255-pound class. Slaughter
exhibiteda second s\ mine in the
255-pound class thai placed
second with a blue ribbon.
4-H'ers Graham L inn and
Brandon Osteen e\hibited
swine in the 220-pound class.
Lynn placed fourth \ ith a blue
ribbon and Osteen placed si\tl
with a red ribbon
In the 225-pound s' ine
class, Clara Lilliott placed tenth
with a red ribbon and in the
230-pound class Ta\lor Lillioti
placed eighth, J:nae and Jaren
Murphy showed svkine in the
245-pound class. Janae placed
third with a blue ribbon and
Jaren placed fifth v. ith a ied
In the 250-pound s\ mine
class, Haley OCteen placed
fourth with a blue ribbon aind in
the -75-pound s\ine clasi .
MaKenzie Cannon placed
twelfth with a red ribbon
Graham Lynn also exhibited a
second pig in the 280-pound
class, receiving sixth place, red
Other awards given during
the show included: Haley
Osteen placing second overall
in the Junior Showmanship
category along with Graham
Lynn placing fourth. Taylor
Lilliott took home first place
overall in the Intermediate
Showmanship division. Jaren
Murphy placed sixth overall in
the Senior Showmanship
Taylor Lilliott' also took
home the top award for his
record book in the Intermediate
division. Janae Murphy took
home first place in the senior

from the
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Supervisor of Elections Dana
Southerland reminds residents
that her office is now in the
process of mailing out notices to
all registered voters who have not
voted during the last two general
election cycles. These voters risk
Nf being removed from the voter
database due to inactivity, so it is
very important to return these
Cards indicating the correct
residential address as well as the
I correct mailing address. For more
information, please contact the
elections office at 850-838-3515.

AARP: last Wed., 10 q,m, at Perry
Shrine Club,
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 am,
'Perry Elks Lodge; second and
fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, FOAM: 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
Rosehead Junction.
Taylor County Leadership
Council: second and fourth Friday, 7
p.m., Jerkins Community Center,
Vogue XIII; first Mon., 7;30 p.m.
Call 584-2404,
- -, , .

Airport Advisory Committee:
fourth Wednesday, 12 noon, Perry,

Foley Airport,
Chamber of Commerce; second
Thurs., 8 a.m., chamber board
City Council: second and fourth
Tues., at 6:30 p.m.
County Commission; first Mon.
and third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse
annex; workshop, fourth Tues,, 3 p.m.
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,
courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction
License Board Meeting: third Fri., 2
p.m., courthouse annex,
Taylor County Development
Authority: second Mon., noon, at
Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School Board: first
and third Tues., 7 p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
fourth Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road,
5:30 p,m.
Taylor Soil & Water Conservation
District Board: fourth Monday, 5:30
p.m., Foley Airport terminal
conference room. Call 584-4329 for
Tourism Development Council:
second Wed., 5 p.m., Chamber of
Big Send 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
Junction. ,
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
Street. 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio
Club: first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of
Forestry office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for
Humanity, Inc.: board meeting,
second Thursday,
5:30 p.m., Room 208, Capital City
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
Capital Hall.
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
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m., Big
Bend Hospice office (107 East Green
Celebrate Recovery: a non-
denominational, Christ-centered
recovery ministry meets Thursdays at
6 p.m., in the First Baptist Church
Youth Center (old Citizens Bank
building on the corner of Orange and
Green streets).
Narcotics Anonymous: Sunday,
7 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday,
7 p.m.; and Saturday, noon, at St.

James Episcopal Church, 1100 W.
Green St. (library). Call 223-2785 for
more information.
Perry Winners Group of
Alcoholics Anonymous: Friday,
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.

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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,
Center St.
Sons of Confederate Veterans:
fourth Thursday at North Orange
Street, For information, call 578-2491
or 838-2045.
VFW Post #9225: second Tues.,
7 p.m. (American Legion building).

To add your
organization to the
community calendar,
please call 584-5513.

Also taking home ribbons in from the livestock
show were: Hayden Lilliott, Clara .Lilliott, Taylor
Lilliott, Haley Osteen and Graham Lynn.

..Omm,,unity Calend,".1ar

B-2 Taco Times March 4, 2009


Yard Sale at Doctor's Memorial
Hospital Saturday,. March 7. 8 a.m. -
noon. Scrubs: jackets, pants & tops.
Handmade jewelry, charms, chains.
Handmade purses. Clothing: baby,
juniors, plus sizes. Toys, craft supplies
and misc. household items.
Attention! Attention! Yard Sale
Saturday! Everything must go. Also,
baked goods, rib sandwiches and fish
,sandwiches for sale. 109 N. Beverly
Street. This is a fund-raiser for HIV and
.Aids efforts in our community. Call
Kenyatta Hughes for more information
Yard Sale to Help American Cancer
Society, Saturday, 8 a.m. noon. 3114
Green Farm Rd. Gently used
household items, wall decor, some
furniture, some clothing and
accessories. A variety of useful stuff at
reasonable prices. Breakfast will be
sold. All the money goes to the
American: Cancer Society. (Red Hat
Society's team)
Yard Sale this Saturday March 6th
8AM-12PM. Two family sale with adult
and kids clothes,,furniture, toys, etc.
198 Dogwood Way, corner of Glenridge
Road and Dogwood Way.
Yard Sale 1103 S. Fair Rd. Friday and
Saturday. Queen/full headboard. Easter
items and lots of misc. Come and see.
Garage Sale 1905 Crooked Creek Dr.
(Wilder Creek) Friday and Saturday 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of misc.
3/4-3/6 '
2-Family yard sale. Rain or shine. Toys,
clomes, new and used items, misc.
items. 7 a.m. ? .103 Miller dr. (off
Plantation Dr.)
Moving Sale 1 set of bunk beds with
mattresses, good condition, $100;
Whirlpool (electric) washer and dryer, 1
yr. old, very good condition, $350 for
pair; Oueen size bed (head board, foot
b~-' p ;ati.ss and box '..tig'-
included), 2 piece dresser with mirror,
good condition, $200 for all.; Princess
style wedding gown size 5-7, excellent
condition. $100 includes crinoline.
584-4077 after 5:00 p.m:
Is: your computer slow? Service &
Sales of new and-used computers.
Service available in your home
business. 838-1683.

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




Yamaha Console Piano, light oak wood.
Excellent condition.Yearly tunings. Paid
$5000, asking $2,000. Call 584-4077
after 5:00 p.m.
Heavy Duty Tow Dolly. Electric brakes,
swivel ramps and tie down straps. Very
good condition. Please call 584-4166.
5 windows 25.5"W X 60"H
4 windows 52"W X 36"H
one Rugged Liner for 6 ft bed, in
excellent condition $125.
Also, Stud Service for mini chocolate
Dachshund. Call 584-2865
Electric hospital bed. Call 850-584-

We Buy
Gold, Silver
Silver Coins
Old Paper Money
Don't sell your "
Old Jewelry
at a yard sale!
Bring it to South House for
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Kid's Kaboodle, now open! Children's
clothing and accessories. Video games.
111 1/2 East Green Street. 843-5325.
New 350 wan Electric 3 and 4 wheel
mobility scooters, $495. ATVs, Go
Karts & Motor Scooters. We repair most
makes and models. Perry Scooters.
1302 N. Jefferson St. Phone 371-1432.
12/1-04/00Order your plants now for
spring, grown in my greenhouse for
you. Flowers, vegetables, herbs. Call for
variety and price. 578-2467.
Slides by Sarah
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www slidesbysarah.com
Looking for a unique gift? Get those old
photographs out of the closet and onto
your television set by letting us create a
memory video. 850-371-0246 or email
at slidesbysarah@yahoo.com.
Computer repair. New and used
computers with your data transfer
included. Repairs available at your
home or business. 838-1683.

Free kittens to'a good home. Black and
white. Please call 584-8731 between
10 a.m. and 7 p.m. If no answer leave
message and we will return your call.
Male Chihuahua, 13 weeks old. Need
to sell (can't take care of) $300. Call
843-1872 Lynn.
Dachshund puppies -. parents on
premises. Wormed, shots, health
certificate. Red short hair, black & tan
longhair, brown wire-haired. $250. 584-
Free Labrador puppies to a good home.
Ask for Josh or Liz at 584-9682 or 672-

Free to good home. Young adult, male
Husky neutered and very well trained,
housebroken and excellent with
children. And male Beagle dog. Please
call James at 850-843-2292.
Boston Terrier puppies for sale. 2
female, 1 male left. Have had shots and
will be ready to go Feb. 20. $250 each.
Call 850-223-3012 between 3 p.m. 8
p.m. only. Both parents on premises.
If you're looking for a pet, be sure to
check the Taylor County Animal Shelter
at 838-3525,
Jack Russell Terrier Puppies
3 males 3 females, Some smooth
coated and some rough. $250. Please
call Melissa 850-843-4979.
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If you have lost a pet, be sure to check
the Taylor County Animal Shelter at

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3 BD/ 2 Ba. mobile home in Leisure
Retreats. $550 per month plus deposit.

DW trailer, 3BR/2BA, 534 E. Ash St.
Central H/A, no pets, no smoking,
$550/mo. Deposit of $300 plus 1st and
last months rent. References required.
Call 584-7582.
Taking applications for rental 3 BR 2
bath located in Everett's Mobile Home
Park. $300 deposit and monthly rent of
$625. Water, sewer and garbage
included in rent. Must apply in person.
References are required. No phone
calls. Apply in person Monday through
Wednesday. Ask for Ms. Betty.
1 BR/1 BA on marsh at Cedar Island.
$600 month. Call 578-2154.
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FI 32348. 2 bedroom/1 bath, big back
yard. $595 rent plus $595 deposit. Call
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great room, 2 car garage and carport.
Just outside city limits near Winn Dixie,
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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. 850-843-8524.
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. Fuervthina InclIuded.

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month. RV sites $19 daily, $70
weekly, $250 monthly. Tax Included.
1627 S. Byron Butler Pkwy. 850-843-
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3 BR HC and Non-HC accessible
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assistance may be available to qualified
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FL 32348. TDD 711
Southern Villas of Perry
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Puckett Rd, Perry, Fl, 32347. Equal
Housing Opportunity.
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. Call 584-3889.


Must Sell! 4 BD/2 BA, 2 large city lots.
Reduced to $52,500. Nice
neighborhood. Located at 129 E.
Dowling St. Phone 838-3029.
For Sale By Owner 2/1, 1100 sq. ft.,
12 ft. ceilings, central air and heat, just
'over half an acre property, fenced in
backyard, $62,000 O.B.O. 850-843-
Price Reduced: 3 BR house in Perry,
city limits. Close to Wal-Mart. Apx. 1234
sq ft. $39,995. Call 352-463-6247.

Houses for sale!
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lot of your choice. $15k to $25k. Corner
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street. Owner financing. 1-828-301-
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1245 (cell.)
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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.

1982 18' Ranger Bass Boat, 225 HP
Mercury O.B. and trailer. Recent
interior. Great shape $3,000. 672,0366
8'x22' Triple Axile goose neck flat bed
trailer. Needs tires. $2000,.672-0366.
1999 Massey Ferguson 240 Diesel
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axels with electric brakes. Phone Fred
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extended cab, auto, air, 83k miles.
Asking $15,000 neg, Call 850-584-
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1994 Chevrolet 4x4, black, V6, 5
speed, cold A/C, $3,800. Call
584-5990 or 838-7484.
1994 Lincoln Town Car Executive
Series. 118,000 miles, good condition.
$2,800 OBO For more information call
1990 Toyota 4 cylinder, A/C, 6 speed,
2005 engine, new rotors, brakes and
tires. Right passenger side door &
fender damaged. Asking $900. 584-
1986 XT350 on/off road motorcycle.
Needs minor repairs. $800. Ph 672-
1999 Dodge Conversion Van. TV, like
new in and out. $3995 OBO 125k miles.
Ph. Fred 584-7572.
1976 F150 4x4 AT, PS, PB. Runs and
drives. Needs engine repairs. Very little
rust. $1500. Call 672-0366.

Badcock Home Furniture and More is
looking for a set-up ,and delivery
person. Must be 21 years old with good
license. Apply in person.
Avon needs Reps in this area!! Start
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business. Only $10 start up kit. Earn
50%. Avon Buy or Sell. Call BJ Cannon
at 850-843-2605 or 850-584-6289.
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(Occasional call in) = $7.21 no benefits.
$8.04 $9.05 DOQ.
Job descriptions and applications can
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Employment Connections 'Mobile Unit.
SIoiated in the K-Marft Prking Lot on
Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. 4
p.m. Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is an EOE, VP, -DT,
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B-3 laCO I times March 4, 2009

The Taylor Senior Center is accepting
applications for a Fund Accountant
and an Office Administrator. The
qualified applicants should have
experience in the chosen field for
which an application is being submitted
and qualified applicants MUST have
more than a beginner's level of
knowledge and proven working skills
with Microsoft Office Products.
Interested persons should submit a
resume' and a cover letter of interest,
with salary requirements, no later than
Friday, March 6, 2009 to the Taylor
Senior Citizens Center @ 800 W. Ash
St., Perry, Fl. 32347, Attn: Ruby Ellis
OR via email to
taylor1 1275 @fairpoint.net.
Applications may also be picked up at
the Taylor Senior Citizens Center main

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We offer assistance with:
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Personal. Care, Shopping, .
Medicine Reminders, etc.
Contact Amy Cruce
Mon. Fri. 8-6

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Licensed and injured. Free estimates.
We also grind stumps. Call today 838-
1280. Firewood for sale.

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

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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NEED HELP? Excellent TLC for your
elderly. Cooking, shopping, light
cleaning. 17 years experience.
References available. 584-5165 leave
message or 843-4355.

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Upgrades, new, or used computer
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We do mold inspections
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In the'Circut Court n and for Taylor,

Division CP
IN ile: Estate of Robert L. Sprigle
The administration of the estate of
Robert L. Sprigle, deceased, whose
date of death was March 11'2008
and whose Social Security Number is
xxx-xx-5578n the Circuits pending n the Circuit
Court for.Taylor County, Florida,
Probate Division the address of which
is 108 North Jefferson St., Perry, FL
32347. The names and address of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice Is
required to be served must file their
claims or demands with this court
within the later of 3 months after the
time of the first publication of this
notice or 30 days after the date of
service of a copy of this notice on
All other creditors of the decedent
another persons having claims or

demands against decedent's estate
must file their claimnds with this court
within 3 months after the date of the
first publication of this notice.
All claims not so fil30 ed within the time
periods set forth in section 733.702 of
the Florida Probate Code will be
forever barred.
Notwithstanding the time period set
forth above, any claims wited two (2)
years or more after the decedent's
date publication orrd The date of
Marcr, J.1 .C1
Attorney for Personal Representative:
St. Jullen P. Rosemond, Jr. Esq.
Florida Bar No. 1 C94420
Rosemond and Rosemond P.A.
3654 Bayview Road
Coconut Grove, Florlda 33133
Telephone (305) 442-0503
Attorney for Personalal Repreresentative:
Richard A. Sprigle
116 Ridge Road
Perry, FL 32348
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B-4 TaCO Times March 4, 2009

At the Booking Desk

Editor's Note: It is the policy
of this newspaper to run the
i 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
Christopher Reaves, 27, no
address given, possession of
cocaine with intent to sell,
possession of less than 20
grams of cannabis with intent t q
sell, possession of MDMA,
possession of drug
paraphernalia, Ptl. Cash, PPD.
Feb. 20:
Derek Bellamy, 36, 808
Mallory, battery, Ptl. Slaughter,
Feb. 21:
Donald Wright, 20, 3186
Lipscomb Circle, VOP
(possession of cocaine), battery,
Deputy Lundy, TCSO.
Timothy Dewayne Hunter, 21,
5317 Puckett Road, DUI with
property damage, Trooper
Lundy, FHP
Feb. 22:
Darryl Stanley Cannon, 48,
Mayo, false imprisonment,
Deputy Davis, TCSO.
Anthony Winchester, 26, no
address given, battery, Deputy
Hayden, TCSO.
Irvin William Whetstone, 62,
Steinhatchee, aggravated
.battery, Deputy Davis, TCSO.
Jonathan Shawn Hurst, 48,
Welbburn, kidnapping, battery,
Deputy Hooker, TCSO.
Feb. 23:
Tedrick Rashawn White, 20,
110 Williams Street, possession
of less than 20 grams cannabis,
Deputy Hooker, TCSO.
Christopher Aaron Touchton,
21, 269 Bradshaw Blvd.,,
possession of less than 20
grams cannabis, Deputy Hooker,
Charmin Roxanne Anderson,
37, 3765 Oak Lane, VOP (petit
theft), Trooper Hoppell, FHP.
William Brent "Rowell, 37,
Shady Grove, DWLS/R (4th
offense), possession of less than
20 grams cannabis, possession
of drug paraphernalia, Trooper
Lundy, FHP
William Michael Roberts, 26,
_ no-address:given, possession of
less .than 20 grams cannabis,
possession of drug
paraphernalia, Trooper Lundy,

Anthony Morris, 27, Helen,
Ga., VOP (DWLS/R, habitual),
Officer Ingram, TCSO.
Kelly Foster, 29, 818 N.
Jefferson Street, VOP (leaving
the scene without giving
information), Sgt. Ricketson,
Robert Lee Edmond, 37, 205
Susan Street, DWLS
(knowingly), Ptl. Cash, PPD.
Feb. 24:
Donald Mosely, 42, 4710
Bethea Road, possession of
controlled substance, disorderly
intoxication, Ptl. Cash, PPD.
Forest Lee Thomas, 20, 115
N. Beverly Street, VOP (sale of
cocaine), Sgt. Ricketson,
Jason Fred Byrd,
24, Steinhatchee,. VOP (man-
ufacturing methamphetamine),
Sgt. Ricketson, TCSO.
James Sadler, 23, 1199
Keaton Beach Road, retail theft,
resisting arrest without violence,
Ptl. Gey3r, PPD.
Feb. 25:
Gene Edward Russell, 47,
- P.O. Box 254, VOP (grand theft),
Deputy Blue, TCSO.
Darius Benard King, 20, 1110
Shiloh Cemetery Road, VOP
(possession of cocaine), no
officer given.
Feb. 26:
Misty Mosley Simmons, 24,
1415 Quail Street, DWLS
(habitual), FTA (DWLS), Ptl.
Hightower, PPD.
Tyrun Lavone Cook, 20, 131
Joann Street, warrant, felony
fleeing, battery on law
enforcement officer, reckless
driving, resisting officer without
violence, possession of less
than 20 grams cannabis, Deputy
Hayden, TCSO.
Feb. 27:
Carl Melton, 38, 3291 Vera
Lane, VOP (criminal mischief,
aggravated stalking), no officer
Forest Lee Thomas, 20, 115
N. Beverly Street, VOP
(DWL8/R), Sgt. Ricketson,
Michael Joseph Gurr1 44, 410
Mitchell Drive, felony criminal
mischief, battery, Deputy Gunter,
Allen Griffin, 27, 238 Front
Street,. VOP -(possession of.
cocadrie), St. Gray, PPD.
Tonnie Lee Williams, 42,1605
South Woodard Street, grand
theft, Det. Norris, PPD.

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