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Language: English
Creator: Taco times
Publisher: Perry Newspapers, Inc.
Perry Newspapers
Place of Publication: Perry, Fla
Publication Date: May 6, 2009
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Serving the Tree Capital .- South Since 1961


News Forum
















Local postal letter carriers
invite you to join them in "helping
stamp out hunger" by taking part
in the annual food collection drive
this Saturday, May 9.
Mail carriers will be leaving a
plastic bag in each mailbox a few
days before the drive. Residents
may place non-perishable items
(no glass please) by their mail
boxes before mail delivery on
Saturday and their mail carriers
will collect the food, All donations
will be sorted and distributed to
local food pantries,
"Food collected in Perry stays
in Perry," organizers said,
This is the largest one-day
food drive in America; last year,
some 73,1 million pounds of
goods were collected,

Job lming? Read this

Today's marks the debut of a
new column by Judy Worth
Batten, who has 25 years of
experience in human resources
and marketing. Her focus is
helping prospective employees
master the application and
resume process...and cinching a
"call back" for job interviews. For
more, please see page B-5.

telthy Sta owans

Healthy Start Coalition 0f
Jefferson, Madison & Taylor
Counties will host a community
forum Monday, May 18, at 9:30
a.m., in the Taylor County School
District board room (located in
the Alton H, Wentworth
Administrative Complex).
The topic of the meeting will
be "planning for the next five
years."
"Please join us for insight into
the picture of health and well-
being for the maternal and child
health sector of Taylor County.
We want your feedback on how
we can implement strategies to
ensure 'A Healthy Start for Every
Baby in Taylor County',"
representatives said.
For more information, please
call (850) 948-2741,

Wiat bt m tIIt

Buckle up! That's the
message from the Perry Police
Department, which will be
participating in a rural seat belt
enforcement wave May 11-18,
The event is a precursor to the
national "Click It or Ticket"
program that will be launched for
Memorial Day (May 18-31)
Officers will be conducting safety
belt checks in all school zones
and throughout the city,


Taylor Technical's School
Advisory Council will meet
Thursday, May 14, at 4 p.m,


Weather

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Index


Living ......... . .A-4
Sports .......... ..A-6
Religion ........... A-7
Community ......... B-1
Editorial ........... B-2
Classified .......... B-4


Salaries originally cut 10%



DMH restores half of paycut


Two months after cutting
employees' salaries by 10
percent, Doctors' Memorial
Hospital is halving those
cuts, restoring approximately
$25,000 to its monthly payroll.
According to acting CEO
Don Rock, starting with the pay
period which began Monday,
half of the cut will be restored
to employees' salaries. The first
pay check affected by the new
change will be on May 22.
The cuts were expected to


save the hospital about $50,000
a month, affecting some 160
employees.
Rock said Tuesday that the
hospital found additional cost-
saving measures and was able
to meet several obligations it
had been paying.
The Taylor County
Commission recently used
excess sales tax revenues to pay
off a $484,000 USDA
equipment loan owed by
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.


Hospital officials had
estimated that paying the loan
would ffee up $10,000
monthly.
DMH Board Member Cline
Moore said he was hopeful that
if the situation continues to
improve, the hospital will be
able to reinstate the second half
of the cuts.
Currently, the county is
seeking proposals for a new CT
scanner for the hospital, also to
be funded by excess sales tax


funds. Proposals must be
submitted to the Clerk of Court
by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19.
They will be opened during the
commission's regular meeting
that evening.
In related news, the
commission appointed Robert
"Bobby" Shelton Edwards Jr.
to the DMH board to replace
Vance Howell. The county had
advertised the open seat, and
Edwards was the only
applicant. Commissioners


voted unanimously to appoint
Edwards.
The city council, which also
has an open seat on the DMH
board to fill, had planned to use
the county's pool of applicants.
When asked Tuesday, City
Manager Bob Brown, said the
issue has been added to agenda
of the council's next meeting.
In the meantime, however,
Brown encouraged anyone
'- Please see page 3


Weekend wrecks


keep crews rolling


Emergency crews have been
rolling out at a steady pace the
past four days, responding to
multiple non-related
automobile crashes.
The first wreck happened
* Saturday evening, around 8:05
at the intersection of Highway
19 and Harrison Blue Road.
Tommie E. Lundy, 61, was
eastbound on Harrison Blue
and stopped at the posted stop
sign at Highway 19. Brittany E.
McMillan, 22, was southbound
in the inside lane of Highway
19.
Lundy apparently failed to
observe McMillan approaching
and pulled into the path of her
2003 Honda Civic.
The front of McMillan's
vehicle hit Lundy'si 1997


damages to the truck and an
estimated $8,000 to the car.
Lundy's vehicle came to a
final rest facing north on the
center median. McMillan's car
stopped on the inside lane of
Highway 19.
No one was seriously
injured, including Lundy's
passenger, Sharon L. Lundy,
58, and McMillan's passenger,
William Daniel McLeod, 23.
One-year-old Emma
McMillan, traveling with
McMillan, was transported to
Doctors' Memorial Hospital for
observation.
Lundy was cited for
violation of right-of-way from
stop sign.
the second crash happened
around 6 a.m. Sunday, May 3,


accident at the intersection of Puckett Road and Houck Road Monday afternoon. No Cheirolet in the driver's sidePlaesepg3
oneyvels seriously injured, but both trucks sustained damage. causing solme $2,000 i



,8th, graders hv'te write stuf o CAT%


The Taylor County School
District is celebrating the
release of the results from the
writing portion of the 2009
FCAT, with district' eighth
graders scoring among the
highest performers in the state.
The writing portion is given,
to students in fourth, eighth and
10th grades and is based on a
six-point scale. All three grades


showed improvement over the
previous year.
The state gauges
improvement by the percentage
of students scoring 3.5 or
above.
Taylor County eighth graders
showed the largest
improvement over last year,
with 91 percent of students
scoring 3.5 or above, a jump of


16 percentage points.
The mark exceeded the state
average of 90 percent, which
improved by two percentage
points over last year.
The average score for eighth
graders was 4.5, which was
also above the state average of
4.3.
Taylor's average score placed
it in a tie for the sixth highest in


the state with Gilchrist and
Broward counties. The only
counties to score higher were
Union and Martin counties with
an average of 4.7 and
Hillsborough, Sarasota and
Sumter at 4.6.
Taylor County exceeded the
scores of its neighboring
counties; Wakulla County had
an average score of 4.4,


followed by Dixie and
Lafayette counties at 4.3,
Madison County at 4.1 and
Jefferson County at 3.9.
Taylor County fourth graders
also showed improvement,
with 79 percent of students
scoring 3.5 or above, compared
to 71 percent last year. The
-** Please see page 8


For Pine Ridge sewer


Survey says: keep $14.95 maintenance fee?


Should Pine Ridge residents
continue to pay a monthly
maintenance fee for their new
low pressure sewer systems or
opt to abandon the fee and "pay
as you go" when repairs are
needed?
That's the crux of an informal
survey being mailed out today


by the City of Perry to
households hooked to the new
system.
The issue was first brought to
the city council by Pine Ridge
resident Ned Bradford, who
said he was speaking on behalf
of several of his neighbors.
"We were not given proper


Buckeye earnings,


net sales tumble
Buckeye Technologies Inc. announced last week that earnings
for the January-March quarter of 11 cents per share compared to
26 cents per share in the same period last year due to reduced
demand and associated production downtime in the specialty
fibers segment resulting from the global economic downturn.
This was 4 cents per share better than earnings for the October-
December period excluding the impact of a goodwill impairment
charge which reduced earnings by $3.30 per share in that quarter.
Net sales of $171.6 million for the quarter were down 15 percent
compared to the same quarter a year ago, with sales in the
specialty fibers segment dqwn 18 percent and sales in the
nonwoven materials segment only off 2 percent.
Specialty fibers sales were negatively impacted by reduced
demand for cotton specialty fibers, wood specialty fibers used in
automotive applications and fluff pulp. Net sales for the quarter
were down 7 percent compared to the October-December quarter,
primarily driven by reduced sales from the company's Memphis
cotton cellulose plant.
"While not satisfied with our overall results, we were pleased
that underlying earnings improved compared to the October-
December quarter in spite of a drop in sales revenue. We
continued to take market downtime at our Foley, Memphis and
Americana plants during the quarter to match production to
shipment demand, and effective May 1, we will further reduce
staffing at our Memphis cotton cellulose plant in order to match
'- Please see page 8


notice that there would be a
monthly $14.95 fee for sewer
in Pine Ridge. No one else in
the city pays a monthly fee for
sewer and we want to be treated
like everyone else," Bradford
said.
The new low pressure system
is the only one of its kind in the


city and was chosen because of
its cost effectiveness for both
homeowners and the city,
according to City Manager Bob
Brown.
When the system was
installed, hook-up costs were
covered under a grant awarded
to the city for sewer expansion.


The monthly fee covers all
associated maintenance costs,
including all work, parts and
labor. (The current cost for a
pump replacement is $2,625;
labor is $50 per hour during
normal business hours, $75
-* Please see page 3


Perry Primary tour
Incoming kindergartners .from Happytime Pre-School and their parents
recently toured Perry Primary. Angie Roberts served as tour guide, showing
students the cafeteria, classrooms and, of course, the playground. The class is
taught by Tammy Sands. Registration for the 2009-10 school year is underway on
Friday in May from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m.


The Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Taylor Fire-Rescue and the Florida Highlway
Patrol, along with Doctors' Memorial Hospital EMS, all responded to a two-vehicle







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Employment Connections is now 'Workforce'


Employment Connections is
now Workforce.
In addition to a name change,
the organization has moved
its Madison office from the
Wachovia Bank building to the
DeSoto Crossing (Harvey's)
shopping center at 705 E. Base
Street.
Workforce's new location
boasts a 24 work station resource
room where jobseekers can


job search, receive assistance
with their resume, complete
applications, attend program
orientations, take assessments
and access other employment
services.
Career consultants are also
available at the location to assist
customers who need one-on-
one career counseling. New
customer service hours are from
8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday


through Friday, excluding most
holidays.
Employer services may still
be accessed at the Employer
Resource Center, located at
200 W Base Street, second
floor location in Madison.
This office will be open from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed from
12-1 p.m.) Monday through
Friday. Here employers can
meet with Employer Services


Representatives, post job Workforce may be contacted NFWorkforce.org.
openings, interview jobseekers, for more information by Employment's mobile career
assess job applicants and find calling 973-WORK (toll-free lab is in Perry at K-mart on
other resources to assist their 866/367-4758). Their new Web Wednesdays and Thursdays
business, site can be accessed at www. from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Courtney reunion set for Forest Capital Hall


All friends and relatives
of Edger James Courtney and
Miley Grubbs Courtney are
encouraged to meet at Forest


Capital Park on Saturday, May
16, at 11 a.m. for the 46th
annual reunion.
Please bring a picnic basket


of favorite foods and drinks to
be enjoyed at 12 noon: all paper
goods and ice will be furnished
by the hosting Courtney family.


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A-3 Taco Times May 6, 2009


Memorial Day
ceremony planned
Plan now to attend a
Memorial Day Ceremony at
Veterans Memorial Park
Monday, May 25.
The program will begin at
10:30 a.m. with featured
speaker Judge Greg Parker, a
veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Taylor County JROTC
will conduct a flag-raising
ceremony, in honor of the late
Paul Sartor.

Class of 1959
announces reunion
The Taylor County High
School Class of 1959 will
celebrate its 50th anniversary
June 6 at the Catholic Parish
Hall beginning at 5 p.m. (Dinner
tickets are $15.) For more
information, contact June
Langford Evans at 584-3159 or
Etsie Sadler Brock at 584-
6310.

Sign up now for 2009
Jr. Miss program
The 2009 Florida Forest
Festival Jr. Miss Program
reminds area teenagers that
the deadline to sign up is May
15. The program is open to
2009-10 senior girls who are
residents of Taylor County and
attend either Taylor County
High School, Aucilla Christian
Academy or are home
schooled. Sign up now at
www.ajm.org. For more
information, contact Angie
Gibson at 843-1963, Stacey
Cruse at 672-0782 or Lauren
Cruse at 672-1347.

Elks' Army of Hope
offers summer camp.
scholarships
The Elks' Army of Hope
Program is offering free
camper scholarships to the
Florida State Elks Association
Youth Camp to help children of
deployed military personnel,
children of National Guard or
reserve units and children of
those who have made the
supreme sacrifice serving their
country.
The Army of Hope special
camp week is July 26 through
Aug. 1 and is for campers from
the age of 8 to 13. The parent
or guardian of the child must be
on active duty, national guard
or reserves. Registration is on
a first come, first serve format.
If you have a child that you
believe may qualify for this
camper scholarship, contact
Lodge Secretary Earline
Neeley at 850.838.7623 or visit
the Florida Elks Web site at
www.flelks.org.


Driver runs into


back of FDOT truck


WEEKEND WRECKS
Continued from page 1
on U.S. 27, at C.R. 30 (three
miles east of Perry).
An unknown driver was
traveling north on C.R. 30 at an
excessive rate of speed and
failed to stop at for the stop
sign at U.S. 27.
The vehicle, a 1998 Ford car,
went through the intersection
and ran off the north side of
U.S. 27, hitting a large piece of
processed timber, Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP) Sgt.
S.A. Hooppell stated in his
report.
"The driver failed to report
the crash and fled the scene
prior to the arrival of law
enforcement. The crash is still
under investigation," he said.
An 81-year-old Venice (Fla.)
man was cited for careless
driving Monday after striking
the back of a Florida

Survey results

to be reviewed

Tues., May 26
SURVEY SAYS
Continued from page 1
after-hours, etc.)
Residents were notified of
the impending maintenance fee
prior to the system's
installation through letters
and a notice in the local
newspaper.
Hoping to secure further
feedback regarding the fee, the
council decided last week to
send out a non-binding survey.
The results of the survey will
be presented at the May 26
council meeting, which is open
to the public.
"Whatever the council
decides at that time--whether
to keep the fee or do away with
it--will apply to everyone in
the area. You will not be able to
choose one or the other,"
Brown noted.


Department of Transportation
truck on U.S. 19.
In his report, responding
FHP Trooper William Ernst
stated that Brown, driving a
four-door 2005 Buick, was
traveling in the inside lane of
U.S. 19 and failed to see the
DOT truck.
"The maintenance truck was
traveling north in the inside
lane as well. It had its yellow
flashing lights illuminated and
a large arrow board illuminated
indicating for traffic to move
right. The maintenance truck
also had its crash attenuator
extended and in use. The truck
was following a crew
performing median
maintenance.
"(Brown) failed to see the
maintenance truck until it was
very close. The driver
attempted to change lanes, but
the outside lane was occupied
with a vehicle. Brown applied
brakes, leaving 105 feet of skid
marks. The left front of
Brown's vehicle struck the
right rear side of the
maintenance truck," Ernst said.
Brown's vehicle veered into
the northbound travel lane
while the maintenance struck
came to a final rest in the
grassy median.
Brown and his passenger,
Augusta Brown, 79, also of
Venice, were both transported
to DMH with minor injuries
along with the truck driver, L.
Riley, 45, of Greenville.
Story contest deadline
approaching: May 15
The Friends of the Taylor
County Public Library are now
accepting entries into the third
annual Library Short Story
Contest.
There will be three age
categories: youth (grades 5 and
below), student (grades 6-12) and
adult. Stories must be under 2,500
words and content should be kept
to a "family friendly" level. The
deadline for entries is Friday, May
22.


Jonathan Courtney, Taylor Lilliott, Maya Sutton and Colby Robertson competed
in the 2009 speech competition.

Taylor Soil & Water District board

announces speech contest winners


The Board of Supervisors of
the Taylor County Soil and
Water Conservation District
has announced the results of
the 2009 competition, held
April 28.
Participants responded to the
topic "What is one land use in
Florida?" by presenting
speeches on the importance of
the Everglades, the historic
value of Florida cattle-


ranching, the significance of
pine trees and the many
benefits of living in Taylor
County.
Colby Robertson placed first,
Taylor Lilliott placed second,
Jonathan Courtney placed third
and Maya Sutton received
honorable mention.
Robertson will represent
Taylor in the Area III
competition in Live Oak on


May 14.
The state competition will be
held in Jacksonville in August.
Judges were Mark Alvarez,
Carole Taitt and Barry Wilson.
Awards for the contestants
were donated by Rick Causey,
Callie Whitfield Babbitt, Joy
Towles Ezell, Diane V.
Whitfield, Taylor Residents
United for the Environment
(TRUE.)


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interested in applying for the
position to contact city hall.
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annual health fair returns this
year on Thursday, May 14,
from 6 to 9 a.m.
Blood screenings will be
available to anyone 18 or older.
For women, a basic panel
(lipid profile, cholesterol,


triglycerides and glucose) will
be $15. For men, the basic
panel, as well as prostate
cancer test, will be $20.
Pre-registration will be held
May 4-8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in th6 hospital lobby.


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Families & Walk-ins Welcome
All Services Available
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Shannon Summerlin (pedicures) and Erin Williams (nail tech)


Open Mon.-Fri. 9-6, Sat. by appt. only
18501 838-2634


S Dr. Shane Bethea
will be out of the office
Wednesday Friday
May 13-15
He will return Monday, Ma\ 18

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ATTENTION MEMBERS OF THE

PERRY-TAYLOR COUNTY

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!






This map (Hometown Productions) is not a Chamber-endorsed project
or map. These maps will NOT be given to individuals who re-locate to
Taylor County through our office or who request maps through our office
for vacation or relocation reasons.

The Chamber prints bi-annually the official Taylor County and City of
Perry Map through Village Profile. Our map is a full-color glossy map
with both street indexes for the county and City of Perry as well as
Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach. Our Chamber-endorsed map is used
locally by our very own City of Perry Police Department, Fire
Department and the Taylor County Sheriff's Office. Over 7,000 of our
Chamber-endorsed maps were given out to people who planned to
relocate or visit our area this past year.

If you have any questions, call the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce office at 850-584-5366 and talk with Dawn.


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May 30 at Bird Island
Glen and Donna McCranie announce the forthcoming marriage
of their daughter, Anna Marie Batten, to Eric Donald Woods, the
son of Howie and Pam Woods of Keaton Beach.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Carolyn Croft of Perry,
the late Joe Croft, and Neal and Laura Mae McCranie of Perry.
The groom-elect is the grandson of Betty Frith of Lee, the late
O'Neal Frith, Laurie Woods of Perry and the late Lloyd Woods.
The couple will exchange vows on May 30, 2009, at 6 p.m. at
Bird Island. Close friends and family members are invited.

Go green: buy plants

from Master Gardeners


Justin Locke, Jessica Hoover

Hoover, Locke to marry

at Goodwood Gardens
Butch and Debbie Hoover of Perry announce the engagement of
their daughter, Jessica, to Justin Locke, the son of Dale and Judy
Locke of Tallahassee.
The bride-to-be is a 2003 ,graduate of Taylor County High
School and a 2007 graduate of Florida State University. She
currently teaches sixth grade math and geography at Wakulla
Middle School.
Her grandparents are Harrell and Jeanette Couey of Perry, the
late Dorothy Jean Couey, and the late Charlie and Doris Hoover.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Lincoln High
School in Tallahassee and is currently pursuing a degree in graphic
design.
He is the grandson of Rachel Locke of Chattahoochee and the
late Marvin Locke, as well as Lee Thompson and the late Bruce
Thompson.
A June 13, 2009, wedding is planned at 5 p.m. at Goodwood
Museum and Gardens in Tallahassee. Formal invitations have
been issued; all friends and relatives of the couple are cordially
invited.

Yarn Lovers meet on Thursday
The Yard Lovers Circle will meet Thursday, May 7, at the Taylor
County Public Library at 9:30 a.m. All interested persons are
invited to attend.


Taylor County's Master
Gardeners will stage thein1first
plant sale and
spring festival on
Saturday, May 9,
at Forest Capital
Park from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m.
There will be a
variety of plants
for sale, including
an n u al s ,
perennials, herbs
and vegetables.
Master Gardeners
will be selling
bagged mushroom
compost, s t
decorated stained .
glass stepping stones and yard
art.
There will also be a display


of yard sale garden items and
gardening magazines, as well
as a drawing for
a gift basket
filled with
garden items
and gift
certificates from
local businesses.
Other vendors
at the festival
Coopers Plants
and Trees from
Wright's Tire
Planters,
Decorative Iron
Works by Jim
Hartman. Garden books will
also be available from the Book
Mart.


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Revells Seafood Market
Oyster Bar & Grill
From the ocean's floor to our front door!


X. HI Designer Inspired
Handbags l
Introducing & Accessories
Thea Great Mother's Day Gifts
A new line from $10.00
of fine cotton SPRING PLACE SALON BydAu
.505 E. Spring Place
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Chidn 11 am until l O eM wf.,C
A CUT ABOVE
628 S. Jefferson SL
Friday, May 9 Downtown Perry 125 S. Jefferson St.
S 11 am until 850-223-1360 (cell) 838-9982
Inspired oac. hane D&G, TfianMon.-Fri. 10am-6 prpm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm
Inspired Coach, Chaiell, D&G, Tifainv.
Jewelrn, Giraffe & Zebra Prints


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Don't Forget Mother's Day
Sunday, May 10


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PERSONAL PROPERTY
TAX NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING
DELINQUENT TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES ARE
NOW DRAWING INTEREST AT THE RATE OF EIGHTEEN (18)
PERCENT PER ANNUM. UNLESS SUCH TAXES ARE PAID
BEFORE MAY 31,2009, WARRANTS WILL BE PREPARED
DIRECTING SEIZURE AND SALE OF THE PERSONAL *
PROPERTY OF THE TAXPAYER FOR THE UNPAID TAX AND
COST THEREOF.
JACK TEDDER
TAYLOR COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

1 P01006-100 17.81
A BLANCO CLEANING SERVICE ...............
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2 P01006-200 95.01
A COMPLETE SALON ....
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3 901006-900 99.67
A NO 1 ANSWERING SERVICES-------------
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4 P01056-600 12.52
AGERTON JACK -... .. -------------------- --"==...
5 01110-800 25.53
ALL ABOUT LOOKS .-----------=- .=---------
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6P01249-800 97.74
APALACHEE BAY MARINE SALES ------------
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7 P01273-000 81.15
ARMADILLO CONSTRUCTORS & ERE___ --_=._.___.=_=._
------------------------------.... .-----.-
8P01274-000 103.61
ARMSTRONG NINA .=.- -==== ==

9 P01356-500 37.10
AUTO TRADING POST .....===========================

10 901380-000 81.15
B & C FEED ........... ..===
..-..- ----............---------- --------...1

11P01384-000 4,339.80
B & D LOGGING
- ----------- --........ .....-.= --=--------

12P01399-050 156.50
BADGER RM --............... ...........--

13 901399-100 58.37
BAINS WELDING ._ _.....= ...=
--........----..............=............- -

14901414-000 13.81
BANK OF AMERICA ..........................................--

15P01475-850 91.70
BEACH CLIFTON
BEAC CLIF-.....--.--.....-......-....... .... ...-.-=..

16P01478-300 59.56
BEDFORD KENNETH W ...,..................--- .----

17 P01548-000 540.17.
BETHEA WESLEY SHANE DC...........................-

18P01568-000 32.07
BIG BEND BUSINESS DOT COM ....... ............
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19 P01584-700 74.17
BIG BEND PROPERTIES INC -- ....
BIG BEND PROPERTIES I. ... ...............................--

20 P01585-000 1,990.64
BIG TIRE INC
BIG... TIRE I...........- ..... .............=..........-....

21 P01661-000 48.85
BLANCO RUDOLFO
S.RU ...__ ...........................--

22 P01946-000 25.53
BROWNS CLEANING CREW
-----HE......LWN.......---------------.--.--.
233P01954-000 23.70
BRYAN HENDftICKS LAWN CARE
-------------------------- ----------
24 P02037-000 14.45
C & C PROTECTIVE SERVICES IN

25 P02073-000 83.79
CALHOUS WELDING ... ..
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26902210-000 461.44
CHAPARRAL STEAK HOUSE
..............-------- -

27 902213-000 124.14
CHARLES NEWTON INC
--------------- --------

28902230-000 591.92
CHARLIES MINI MART
------------ =- --...........
29 P02945-000 13.62
CLARK G W
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30 P03184-000 191.92
COUNTRY TIME FEED & MORE
---------------I------- =------- --
CR. B.1 395.79

..- -.........-.-.....:..............

32P03292-000 64.57
CROWN TV
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33 903302-000 38.22
CRUCE JOSEPH KEVIN ..===

34 P03307-000 46.73
CURRENT SOLUTIONS INC .. .---==-.
-=~--------------------==-

35P03338-000 59.12
D & G NATURE COAST CARPET/FL
-- -=-- --- -=------ ------..-
36P03374-900 14.05
DASHER, BRENDA ',

37 P03384-580 38.19
DAVID ROUNTREE ENeRPRIZES
------------ ......----- =--

38 P03450-0.00 79.89
DEMPS BARBER SHOP.'
................. ....-----. -

39,P03477-000 21.71
DIRT BUSTERS AUTO DETAILING .=.======.=
-----------------

40 903487-000 200.43
DIXIE ICE .. =......-

41903530-000 241.79
DONS JANITORIAL SERVICE
- - - --U= = ==II =llll == = == : ----

42 P03563-000 29.62
DRYDEN EDWARD DALE ,

43 P03626-000 41.41
ECLECTIC HOME MART & GIFTS
... .. .....---------..............---------..............

44,P03711-000: 220.35
EVANS ALKER FUNERAL HOME ......=.............

45 P03772-000 221.29
F W MURRAYS SEPTIC HAULING

46 P03848-000 26.70
FERGUSON BILLY =.._...= ....=.=
--------=========== --=====--=='=--== ---==

47 P03978-000 90.20
FLORIDA FRONT PORCH REALTY.,...................................

48904003-000 86.49
FLORIDA PREWIRE................ .

49 904021-000 32.56
FLOWERS GREG & DIGGS ALTON ..=-
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50 P04023-000 77.47
FLOWERS SOPHIA D
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51 904078-500 38.22
FRAIZIER AUTO DETAILING .-- -- ----
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529P04080-000 57.84
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53 P04188-000 113.36
--E-.............------------.-----==---------- -

54 904224-000 23.70
GLEN PADGETT LAWN SERVICE

55 P04253-000 103.39
GOLD COAST FITNESS 6 TANNING "" -

569P04260-000 2,935.16
GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT ==-

57 904303-000 54.81
GRAHAM DEXTER J .

58 P04312-000 95.70


GRAYLINK LLC
--------------------------------------------------------------

59P04336-000 171.08
GULF COAST AUTO WHOLESALE

60P04560-000 265.23
HAUSER ROOFING INC
.. ------............-.. --............. --------------------------

61P04585-000 116.36
HEARTSFIELD DAVID
..............................................---- --
62 P04587-000 54.29
HENDERSON WILLIAM E
-..............--........................................ ..--...

63 P04638-000 147.65
HODGES PALMER
-. .------------.=============--------------------=========......
64 P04790-000 472.88
HWY 27 LOUNGE

659P04824-000 50.26
INDEPENDENT BUSINESS.COM

66 P05064-000 180.09
JOYCES MAIN STREET CAFE
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K & W TRANSPORT.....

68P05110-000 54.69
KDW MANUFACTURING LLC......... .. .
------------------===------- -----------------

69 P05155-300 25.32
KEITH BROWN LLC.

70 P05155-500 134.54
KEITH'S AUTO REPAIR

71 P05194-000 434.72
KETRING POWER TECHNOLOGIES L. ...

72 P05219-000 28.10
KING MARTY ................=.---------------

73 P05468-000 162.85
LESLIE MCKENZIE STUMP REMOVE
.........................--------------------=----- .
74 P05470-00 1,431.81
LIBERTY COMMUNICATIONS
---------------------==-=== --= = -======--=-...-.---=---=---------

75 P05607-000 1,311.12

MAMA'S ITALIAN FAMILY RESTAU
-...--------=------- -... ----.

76 P05750-000 511.53
MAULDIN'S COLLISION CLINIC I ,
"=== ====...... =====....==.. ---------------------- - -------
77 P05852-000 14.568
MELANIE BRAY'S MAID SERVICE -..---.......=.=.

78 P05860-000 928.39
MELVINS DRAGLINE & TRUCK __... ..- ..
-----= -- ----- ==-...... -==== -=....== =........

79 P05870-000 21.59
MEMORIES BY LYNN ........= ......

80 P05896-600 22.10
MICHAEL LANOUE LLC
No Legal Information Found........

81 P05897-000 76.50
MICHAEL'S AUTO REPAIR

82 P05899-000 257.51
MICHELLE'S BULL PEN ==....==

83 P05899-200 101.37
MIKE CARROLL'S PORTABLE WELD
.............---------------------= -------*.......... ...........
84 P05899-500 48.89
MILLER & BISHOP MOWING
-.........ER = ....=......==.............................
85 P05905-000 65.00
MILLINOR MASONRY & CONCRETE
--..---- .- ---1--------------- = --------------l-----------------
86 P05939-000 86.49
MOMENTS IN TIME PHOTOGRAPHY
--------------------------=-------------- ---------------
87 P06005-000 25.67
MORGAN SHANNON
.MORGAN SHANNON .-...........................
88 9P06134-500 75.98
NATURE COAST CARPET & FLOOR

89P06134-700 174.21
NATURE COAST DEVELOPMENT & L

90 P06150-000 432.29
NEW BEGINNINGS
----- ----------------------------------------
91 P06164-000 1,494.89
NEXTEL PARTNERS
---------------- -- ------------------ =.= -------------
92P06164-010 4,677:19
NEXTEL PARTNERS

93 P06164-020 1,690.42
NEXTEL PARTNERS

94 P06164-030 1,216.20
NEXTEL PARTNERS
-=
..l.....l .. .... = ........ l................... ................
959P06164-040 1,352.00
NEXTEL PARTNERS .....

96P 06170-000 403.71-
NOEL'S GARAGE
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97P 06185-000 608.32
NOLAND C CANNON
..-.....-..---...

98P 06223-000 5,644.64
NORWOOD ENTERPRISES INC..
---===-...-- ..-----------...............---

991P06260-000 ,495.97
OLD MEXICO "- ...
-..................... =---==-====--==- --............l.-.

100 P06369-000 25.48
PAGE MICHAEL M

101 P06408-000 21.06
PARTNERS IN DESIGN
7 102 P06518-00'0 1 3.95
PERRY AUTO SALVAGE INC
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103 P06735-000 68.48
PERRY PETS
-ERRY-P-.. ...........--------.
104 P06760-000 281.11
PERRY PLAZA FLORIST INC
-. = = ---- =-=.. .-. --...= -... .. .
105 P06775-000 243.77
PERRY RADIATOR SERVICE & SER

106 P06833-000 197.30
PERRY'S COMMUNITY RADIO STAT
S ..................----..-----------
11 07P6840-000 200.77
PHILLI9P'AVY MECHANICAL REPA
-I-------------- ------ ..----1 --- ..
1089P06985-000 330.06
PRECISE.DATA SYSTEMS, INC.
... ................. ..........................
109P06992-000 12,565.11
PREMIER 'MEDICAL CLINIC.=====--
-%---------- -. ..... .- .............
110 P07039-000 34.51
PROFESSIONAL FLOORING INSTAL
.-... ........... ....--..-.----- ----.-
111 P07040-000 152.99
PROFESSIONAL REALTY

112 P07060-000 36.99
QUALITY FLOORING SERVICE LLC

113 P07070-000 32.56
QUALITY LAWNMOWER REPAIR .....

114 P07071-000 892.15
QUALITY OF LIFE FITNESSS CENT

115'P07090-600 102.58
R HS E IMPROVEMENT LLC
R & =.=% .E== ......... .................................<.<.

116 P07165-000 21.93
RALPH STENGELS TREE TRIMMING

117 P07170-000 996.51
RANDEL'SJLANDCLEARING & DEV

118 P07232-000 94.53
RED ZONE CHARTERS

119 P07245-000 172.81
REEL TIME CHARTERS .

120 P07261-000 199.26
REGIONAL CONCRETE INC

121 P07300-000 168.04
REYNOLDS A/C & HEATING

122 P07312-000 45.77.
RHONDA'S FAMILY HAIR CARE

123 P07441-000 41.13
RONNIE'S PRODUCE

124 P07444-000 196.21
ROSEHEAD JUNCTION

125 P07523-000 31.93
RYANS CUSTOM TRUCK ACCESSORI

126 P07552-000 50.26
SADLER JENNIFER

127 P07620-000 53.09
SCARLETTS PLACE


128 P07660-000 4,115.48


SEA HAG MARINA INC
- - - - - - -- --- .... .. ..- ....-
129P07663-000 3,505.23
SEA STRIKE BOATS LLC...............

130 P07800-000 50.26
SHEFFIELD FLOYD

131 P07920-000 720.51
SKYLARK MOTEL

132 P07972-000 113.36
SOUND DOCTRINE CHRISTIAN BOO

133 P07993-000 34.97
SOUTHEAST EQUINE

134 P08028-000 35.22
SOUTHERN SIDING & REMODELING
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135 P08028-300 2,710.21
SOUTHWAY INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
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136 P08237-000 155.70
STEINHATCHEE VIDEO
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137 P08262-000 65.05
STRICKLAND APPLIANCE REPAIR


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138 P08264-000 330.57
STRICKLY CELLULAR INC ............

139 P08266-000 34.35
STRIPLING PAM

140 P08291-000 74.71
SUN CITY COMMUNICATION .-...

141 908291-300 59.68
SUN & STARS REALTY LLC
===== ==== ===== ==== == ------------.. -. ----..-- ..-- ----------=----"

142 P08374-000 1,090.79
T & C TRUCKING INC

143 P08435-000 91.70
TAYLOR AUTO SERVICES

144 P08438-000 76.82
TAYLOR BAIT & TACKLE

145 P08575-000 35.20
TAYLOR STEEL BLDGS INC

146 P08575-200 102.58
TAYLOR STORAGE CENTER LLC
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147 P08656-000 27.42
THE HERON HOUSE
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148 P08722-000 23.93
THE SALON -.-.....
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149 P08818-000 49.58
TNT PRESSURE WASHING & PAINT
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150 P08850-000 205.62
TREE CAPITAL CLEANING
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151 P08870-000 426.93
TREE CAPITAL LAND DEVELOPEME

152 P08945-000 18.67
TYRE CHARLES --- ----------------- -=

153 P08975-000 52.76
UNITED COUNTRY SANGRASS

154 P08975-700 295.74
UNITED RENTALS, INC.
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155 P09040-000 106.51
VILLAGOMEZ PAINTING SERVICES
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156P09139-000 1,684.79
WALKERS FOOD MART

157 909150-450 17.81
WAMBOLT PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
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158 P09265-000 3,908.82
WENDYS

159 P09280-000 391.79
WESTGATE (MOTEL ONLY)
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160 P09355-000 3,219.68
WILDER CREEK FARMS
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161 P09495-000 194.20
WINDMILL MOTEL
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162 P09547-000 32.56
WORKMAN HOLLIE
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163 P09549-000 274.42
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Spring football

Bulldogs put

the pads on

this week
Eighty-two players have
attended practice during the
first few days of spring football
workouts, according to new
Taylor County High Coach
Shane Boggs.
"The players are doing a
great job of doing the things we
ask. They are giving great effort
and have had good attitudes,"
he said.
The team was slated to put on
pads for the first time Tuesday
after spending three practice
sessions in shorts.
"Putting on pads for the
first time always brings more
excitement," Boggs said.
The Bulldogs are in the
process of installing Boggs'
"spread gun" offense and "50"
defense.
"We are building depth at
each position and really giving
players an opportunity to show
the coaches where they can
contribute," he said.
Boggs' schedule has the
Bulldogs working out each
afternoon after school from
3:15 until 5:45.
The Bulldogs will play their
annual Orange-Blue intra-
squad game on Friday, May 15.
Spring practice will culminate
on Saturday, May 23 at 6 p.m.
when Indian Rocks School of
Largo comes to town for the
annual spring jamboree.


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At 18th Optimist tourney


5.7-pound trout


takes top prize


Hundreds of fishing
enthusiasts gathered at the
weigh-in stations Saturday to
end the Perry Optimist Club's
18th Annual Saltwater Fishing
Tournament.
Wrigs When the smoke cleared,
S lAndy Roberts' 5.70-pound
S"eniorN ghspeckled trout took the
tourney's top prize of $2,500.
The Taylor County High softball team recently held Senior Night recognizing the Roberts edged out David Snow
players of the Class of 2009. Pictured left to right along with their families are (5.70 lbs.) and Tommy Sadler
Courtney Valentine, Sandy Weekley, Jordan Wiggins, Tiffany Mock and Korie Wilson. (5.45 lbs.) to take the title.
Chris Newsome's

Warnings drop on Suwannee River


When Suwannee River
floodwaters at Wilcox fell below
9 feet Tuesday, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) deactivated
boating restrictions in Zone 4.
Zone 4 is the section from
the County Road 340 Bridge at
Rock Bluff to one mile below
the Fowler Bluff boat ramp. This
51-mile segment falls under
the boating restrictions as long
as the Suwannee is at 9 feet or
more above mean sea level, as
indicated on the Wilcox gauge,
where flood stage is 11 feet.
The FWC activated
restrictions in this zone on April


Date Opponent Site Time
Aug. 28 Mayo Away TBA
Sept. 4 Wakulla Away 7:30
Sept. 11 Jefferson County Away 7:30
Sept,18 Chiles Home. 7:30 >.
Sept. 25 Bradford (Starke) Home 7:30
Oct. 2 Suwannee Home 7:30
Oct. 9 East Gadsden Away 7:30
Oct. 16 Open
Oct. 23 Union County Away 7:30
Oct. 30 Fort White Home 7:30
Nov. 6 Florida High Home 7:30
Nov. 13 Chiefland Away 7:30


City considers new

co-ed softball league

The Perry Recreation Department is considering re-establishing
a co-ed church softball league this summer.
Interested coaches are encouraged to come to a meeting on
Thursday, May 14, at 6 p.m. at the recreation office at the Taylor
County Sports Complex.
For more information, contact Recreation Director Glenn Ratliff
at 584-7161.


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Fish Day

Now is the time
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Largemouth Bass Black Crappie (if available)
Bluegill (Coppernose & Hybrid)
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11.
"Tuesday morning, we
verified with the Suwannee
River Water Management
District that the. water level
has fallen below the required 9
feet at Wilcox," said Capt. Roy
Brown, area supervisor at the
FWC's Lake City office.
"Zone 5 on the Santa Fe River
is still idle-speed, ,no-wake,"
Brown said, "and we still have
officers patrolling that area to
enforce the zone."
An idle-speed, no-wake
restriction means a vessel must
proceed at a speed no greater
than what is required to maintain
steerageway and headway in
that river zone. At no time is
any vessel required to proceed
so slowly that the operator is
unable to control it or anything
it may be towing.
The Suwannee and Santa Fe
rivers are divided iito five flood'
zones.


Zone 1 is from the U.S. 90
Bridge at Ellaville south to
the State Road 51 Bridge at
Luraville. This 39-mile segment
becomes an idle-speed, no-wake
zone when the Suwannee River
is at 47 feet or more above mean
sea level, as indicated on the
Ellaville gauge, where flood
stage is 54 feet. The FWC lifted
restrictions on this zone April 28.
Zone 2 stretches from the
S.R. 51 Bridge at Luraville to
Little River Spring. This 18-
mile segment becomes an idle-
speed, no-wake zone when the
Suwannee River is at 26 feet
or more above mean sea level,
as indicated on the Branford
gauge, where flood stage is 29
feet. The FWC deactivated this
zone April 30.
Zone 3 tuns from Little
River Spring to the County
Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff.
This 23-mile segment is an idle-
speed, no-wake zone as long as


the Suwannee River is at 24 feet
or more above mean sea level,
as indicated on the Branford
gauge. The FWC deactivated
this zone May 4.
Zone 4 is described above.
One zone remains under
boating restrictions.
Zone 5 is from River Rise
in O'Leno State Park west to
the confluence of the Suwannee
River. The FWC activated
restrictions on this section April
7. This 32-mile segment will be
an idle-speed, no-wake zone as
long as the Santa Fe River is at
17 feet above mean sea level or
higher, as indicated on the Three
Rivers gauge, where flood stage
is 19 feet.
For more information about
the flood zones, please call 386-
758-0525. To report violations,
please call 888-404-3922.
To obtain real-time river
level information, visit www.
mysuwanneeriver.com.


FWC clarifies hunt application period
The Florida Fish and Wildlife which to apply for a fall special- agent or tax collector's office,
Conservation Commission opportunity hunt permit is May or submit an application at
(FWC) would like to clarify 1-31. MyFWC.com.
the dates for this year's special- Worksheets are available Visit the special-opportunity
opportunity hunt application from any FWC regional office section by clicking on
period. or by going online to MyFWC. "Limited Entry Hunts" at
Incorrect application dates com/Hunting and clicking on MyFWC.com/Hunting for more
were advertised in the April "Limited Entry Hunts." To information on how to apply
and May issues of Woods apply for these hunt permits, for special-opportunity hunt
'N Water magazine and in take a worksheet to any license permits.


the 2008-09 Florida Hunting
Regulations handbook. The
correct application period in

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17.10-pound grouper won him
$1,000 while Jamie English
took the top prize of $500
for his 7.65-pound redfish.
Andy McLeod won $500 for
his 14.95-pound cobia and
Cody Blue won the top prize
for Spanish mackerel with a
5.30-pounder.
Cheri Farnell won the top
prize in the raffle -- a boat, motor
and trailer donated by Fred
Morgan at Big Bend Marine.
The winners by: category and
their weights include: Trout -
Andy Roberts, 5.70 lbs.; David
Snow, 5.60 lbs.; Tommy Sadler,
5.45 lbs.; Ryan Wood, 5.00 lbs.;
James Burke, 4.85 lbs.; Howard
Starling, 4.80 lbs. Grouper -
Chris Newsome, 17.10 lbs.;
Keith Giddens, 16.35 lbs.; Todd
Armstrong, 12.60 lbs. Redfish
- Jamie English, 7.65 lbs.; Ben
Whitington, 7.30 lbs.; Donald
Music, 7.10 lbs. Cobia Andy
McLeod, 14.95 lbs. Spanish
mackerel Cody Blue, 5.30
lbs.; Stewart Adams, 4.85 lbs,;
Denise Bennett, 3.15 lbs.
In the youth category (under
18), the following were the
winners: Trout Graham Lynn,
3.85 lbs.; Coy Dowless, 3.25
lbs.; Dylan Clark, 2.60 lbs.
Grouper Matthew Harris,
12.65 lbs.; Chase Norwood,
11.25 lbs. Redfish Howard
Starling, 6.90 lbs.; Daniel
Everett, 5.75 lbs.
In the under 12 shiner
pinfishh) competition, the
winners were: Keaton Beach -
Ashtyn Fuquay; Alivia Fuquay.
Steinhatchee Jessie Kolacia;
Zachery Bunkley; Chase
Norwood. Econfina Trevor
McNeese; Gariett Touchton.
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Religion




Mother-Daughter banquet is Saturday


Tompkins to speak
Stewart Memorial A.M.E. Church, located at 1113 W. Hampton
Springs Ave., will hold a Mother-Daughter Banquet on Saturday,
May 9, at 6 p.m.
Pastor Rosalind Tompkins, founder of Mothers in Crisis, will be
the guest speaker. Tompkins is also the founding pastor of Turning
Point International Church.
For free tickets, please contact Joan Bolden at 584-7655.
Women's Day celebrated Sunday
The New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church invites everyone
to come celebrate Women's Day on Mother's Day, featuring "one
of our very own dynamic speakers," Annie Jones from Temple of
God Baptist Church.
The day begins with Sunday School taught by Ethel McKnight,
with Katie Monroe as reviewer. Pastor Antonio Davis invites
everyone to "come and be blessed."
Choir rehearsal for the celebration will be held Friday at 6 p.m.
Chicken dinners all day Friday!
Perry First Church of God will have a chicken dinner on Friday,
May 8, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at A Cut Above Salon, located at
628 S. Jefferson St.
The menu will include chicken, potato salad, green beans, bread


John William
Barnes
John William Barnes, 45, of
Perry, died May 4, 2009 in
Gainesville following a brief
illness.
Mr. Barnes had lived in
Perry, off and on since 2003,
working away from home in
carpentry, automotive
mechanics and construction
jobs.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Carl Franklin Barnes
Sr., and a brother, Buddy
Barnes.
Survivors include: his wife
of 10 years, Jennifer Barnes of
Perry; his mother, Rosa Mae
Kirkland of Nashville, Ga.; a
son, John Henry Barnes of
Perry; three daughters, Taylor
Cheyenne Bamrnes and Tabitha
Paige Barber, both of Perry, and
Wendy Red of Mississippi;
two brothers, Ronnie Barnes
and Donnie .&'rneso,,both-of,'
Nashville, Ga.; three sisters,
Alice Speckhart of New York,
Pam Woods of Perry, and
Shirley Boyer of Nashville,
Ga.; three grandchildren; and a
host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be
held at Grush Cemetery, also
known as Pettis Cemetery, in
Perry on May 8 at 11 a.m., with
Bro. Billy Gipson officiating.
Peggy Rodgers Lee
Peggy Rodgers Lee, 81, died
May 3, 2009, at the Haven
Hospice of Lake City.
Coming from Newberry she
had lived in Perry for the past
55 years. She was a member of
the Perry Church of Christ and
worked as a nurses' aid.


She was preceded in death by
her husband, George Jackson
Lee, and daughter, Georgia Ann
Gunter.
Survivors include: two sons,
Jackie Lee of Perry; Stoney Lee
of Greenville; two daughters,
Becky Houck and Joan Price,
both of Jacksonville; three
sisters, Faye Counts of Ocala,
Ethelda Davis of Newberry and
Martha Lee Guess of Perry; six
grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, May 7, at 1 p.m. at
Joe P. Burnes Funeral Home
Chapel with Jim Hartman and
the Rev. Jack Jones officiating.
Interment will follow at
Carlton Cemetery. Family will
receive friends today
(Wednesday) from 6 to 8 p.m.
at the chapel.
To sign the guest book, go to
www.joepburnsfuneralhomes.
comr
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrangements.
Charles W. Stephens
Charles W. Stephens, 76,
died May 5, 2009.
Funeral were incomplete at
presstime; please contact Burns
Funeral Home for more
information.
Sibyl Blue
Sibyl Blue, 90, a resident of
Perry, died May 2, 2009, in
Tallahassee following an
extended illness.
Mrs. Blue was born on
August 20, 1918, to Alvin
Henry Kirkland and the former
Udell Jones in Cedar Crossing,
Ga.


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and dessert. Tickets are $5; please purchase in advance, if
possible. The church hopes to have additional plates available, but
would appreciate advance sales in order to plan adequately. You
may call 584-7992 or 672-0068 for tickets.
Poem marks National Day of Prayer
For the observance of the National Day of Prayer, David Withers
submitted the following poem, "That's Me Without God."
A day with no sunshine; A night with no moon
A court with no jury; A bride with no groom
A nail with no hammer; A heart with no throb
A prayer with no answer; That's me without God.
A lampw ith no light; A train with no track
A horse with no rider; A love that won't last
A band with no leader; A door with no knob
A crop with no reaper; That's me without God.
A child with no ftaher; A tree with no fruits
A well with no water; A plan with no roots
A school with no teacher; A ship with no dock
A church with no preacher; That's me without God.
A rose with no fragrance; A bird with no wings
A king with no treasures; A bell with no ring
A sheep with no shepherd; A key with no lock
A man with no savior; That's me without God.


She had lived in Perry for
most of her life. She was a
member of the First Church of
God of Perry and a cook for the
Taylor County Junior High
School for 22 years.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Woodrow Blue.
Survivors include: three
sons, Calvin Blue of Mayo,
Ralph Blue and Wes Blue both
of Perry; nine grandchildren;
11 great grandchildren; one
great-great grandchild; as well
as a host of nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in the
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home
Chapel with Byrum Whitfield,
and Mike Hicks officiating.

Church 'unites'
fund-raising

Members from Evangel
Christian Fellowship are
stepping forward to organize a
new group aimed at meeting
needs within this community.
Under the banner, "Taylor
County United," volunteers
will be invited to coordinate
fundraising efforts.
Anyone interested in joining
the group should contact
Glombowski at 584-8974 or
Vickie Collins at 584-4596.


Interment followed at Pisgah
Cemetery.
The family received friends
one hour prior to the service.


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Quarterly Meeting





Transportation Disadvantaged Local
Coordinating Board Meeting

Friday, May 15,2009, at 1 p.m.

Taylor County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Room
All members of the public are invited to attend
One or more commissioners may be present
For additional information,
contact Melody Cox at (850) 838-3553


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Each of these anglers


All proceeds from the annual saltwater fishing
tournament benefit programs for local youth.
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got on the board with their catch of the day.


And the winner is...


Andy McLeod, first
place cobia


Matthew Harris, right, was a winner


TCMS sets the bar


THE WRITE STUFF
Continued from page 1
county's mark, however, was
below the state average of 85
percent. The state also saw an
eight percentage point
improvement this year.
Overall, Taylor County
fourth graders had an average
score of 3.9, just off the state
average of 4.0. Neighboring
counties mostly exceeded the
state average, with Wakulla
County setting the bar at 4.4,
followed by Dixie and
Lafayette counties at 4.3,
Madison County at 4.1 and
Jefferson County tying Taylor's
score of 3.9.
Among 10th graders, 69
percent scored 3.5 or above in
Taylor County. This was a
-seven percentage point jump
lover 2008. While this was also
below the state average of 77
-percent, county students
showed improvement this year
while the state dropped
,slightly. *
Again, Taylor's average
score was slightly off the state
average, 3.6 versus 3.8. Among
Taylor's neighbors, Wakulla
County again had the highest
average score of 4.0, followed
by Lafayette County at 3.7,
,Madison at 3.6, and Dixie and
Jefferson counties at 3.3.
"We're extremely pleased


with our results," said
Superintendent of Schools Paul
Dyal.
"It goes to show the hard
work put in by our teachers,
our students and our
administrators. It shows that
our writing plan is working.
"The middle school students
have set the bar. The high
school continues to improve."
The improvement among
fourth graders is the first step to
reaching Annual Yearly
Progress (AYP) as required by
federal regulations, he added.
"I'm very happy for our
students and I am happy for our
district."
For the test, students are
randomly assigned one of two
topics in every school and
asked to write a response, with
fourth-grade students receiving
either a narrative or expository
prompt, while eight and 10th
grade students receive either an
expository or persuasive
prompt.
Writing+, the multiple-
choice component of the FCAT
writing assessment, was added
in 2006 but was eliminated last
year primarily due to budget
constraints.
The legislature passed
Senate bill 1908 last year
which re-introduces the
component of the FCAT
Writing portion in 2012-2013.


Winners in the Spanish Mackerel division were:
Denise Bennett (and young friend), Stewart Adams
and Cody Blue.


Jamie English,
place redfish


Fishermen from throughout the area competed in
the annual fishing tournament.


first


Anglers of all ages
took home prizes


! Poker Run slated May 9Ru
Mark your calendars and plan to take part in a Poker
Run benefiting the March of Dimes Saturday, May 9.
' The run will start at the Perry Elks Lodge at 10 a.m.
and features a route along Taylor County's scenic
S"Coastal Loop."
Grilled chicken and rib dinners will be served and .
door prizes will be awarded.
S Entry fees are $20 per bike ($5 per additional rider). K
For more information, please contact Paula Tuten at
584-6143 or e-mail paulatuten@yahoo.com.


Debt reduced by $2.7 million
BUCKEYE EARNINGS
Continued from page 1
capacity to reduced demand levels for products supplied by this
plant," Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John B. Crowe said.
On the average, selling prices were comparable to the preceding
quarter, as the impact of the Jan. 1 price increases on Buckeye's
high-end wood specialty fibers products were offset by lower
prices for fluff pulp and other products, Crowe said.
The company is also starting to see some significant reductions
in raw materials, energy and transportation costs during the quarter
and it is believed that chemical costs peaked during the January-
March quarter. Buckeye's nonwoven materials segment also
reported higher shipment volumes and improved operating income
compared to the October-December quarter.
"We made progress toward our 2009 debt reduction goal, as we
generated $12.2 million in free cash flow during the quarter,
reduced our debt by $2.7 million and added $9.5 million to our
cash balance. Also, during the month of April we have received
$25.4 million in refunds related to the alternative fuels credit
covering the period between Feb. 12 and April 14. We recognized
no benefit related to this credit in the January-March quarter," he
said.
Crowe said he believes the company is in much better condition
to weather the downturn as compared with previous downturns
because of the improvements in its balance sheet and cost
structure.


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B-1 Taco Times May 6,2009


More than 1,200 students compete


in annual public speaking contest


By LORI WIGGINS
4-H Extension Agent II
Today's 4-H Youth
Development Program is
teaching youth life skills that
will benefit them throughout
their adult lives.
One of the programs 4-H
sponsors, along with
Tropicana, is the 4-
H/Tropicana Public Speaking
Program.
This educational program is
aimed at teaching young people
the techniques of effective
public speaking. The program
is designed to give elementary
and middle-school age students
experience in the preparation
and delivery of a speech.
More than 1,200 students in
the county participate in the
program.
Students in grades three
through eight from Taylor


County Elmentary, Taylor
County Middle, Steinahtchee
School and homeschools all
took part in the program.
The top speeches were
selected from the class level,
school level and then from the
county level.
The top county winners
received a plaque and the first
place county winner, in each
division received $50 and a full
scholarship to 4-H camp this
summer($185).
The top county winners in
fourth and fifth grade division
were: first place, Taylor Hogan
with her speech titled
"Achieving Your Goals;"
second place, Cole Wentworth
"The Day We Took My Mom
Hunting;" third place, Haley
Osteen, "Mia Hamm;" fourth
place/honorable mention,
Nathan Guenthner,


"Granddaddy;" and fifth
place/honorable mention,
Jamaal Hankerson, "Michael
Jordan."
The top winners for the sixth
grade division were: first place,
Angel Ketring for her speech
titled "Presidential Mishaps;"
second place, McKenzie Wynn,
"The Middle Child;" and third
place, Tyler Russell, "You have
to see it to Belieze It."
The top winners from the
seventh and eighth grade
division were: first place,
Molly Wilson for her speech on
"The Secret;" second place,
Evan Grambling, "Luck;" third
place, Jharquise Simmons,
"Class of 2013;" fourth
place/honorable mention,
Carmina Ketring, "Flying with
my. Dad;" and fifth
place/honorable mention, was a
-tie with Claire Cruce, "Crazy


Life Next Door" and Megan
Huyck, "Three Ways to Eat an
Oreo."
The top speaker from the
fourth/fifth grade division and
the sixth grade division
advanced to the district
competition held April 30 in
Tallahassee.
The results of 4-H and
Tropicana's dedication to this
program are evident in the
confidence displayed by
young people in making
prepared or extemporaneous
presentations later in their
school and professional
careers.
The 4-H/Tropicana Public
Speaking Program offers young
people this opportunity and
teaches them to be better
communicators--a skill which
will benefit them throughout
life.


Fifth grade winners from Taylor County
Elementary School included: Jamaal Hankerson,
second place; Mercedes Taylor, seventh place; Liam
Darcy, fifth place; Cole Wentworth, first place;
Hayden Lilliott sixth place; William Blue, eighth
place; Rebecca Barber, third place; Trevor Driggers,
tenth place; Bethany Snodgrass, ninth place; and
Hannah Davis, fourth place.


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Eighth grade winners from Taylor County Middle School: (I to r) Carmina
Ketring, Jharquise Simmons, Taylor Lilliott and James Clover.


Seventh grade winners from Taylor County Middle School:
Evan Grambling, Brittany Stalans-Stewart and Eric Morgan.


Sixth grade winners on the county level (I to r)
McKenzie Wynn, Angel Ketring and Tyler Russell.

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County winners in the fourth/fifth grade division were: (I to r) Jamaal
Hankerson, Haley Osteen, Taylor Hogan, Cole Wentworth and Nathan Guenthner.


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AARP: last Wed., 10 a.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 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
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
room.
City Council: second and fourth
Tues., at 6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon.
and third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse
annex; 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
office).
Social Security: representatives,
second Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon,
courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction
License Board Meeting: third Fri., 2
p.m., courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development
Authority: second Mon., noon, at
Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School Board: first
and third Tues., 7 p.m.
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
information.
Tourism Development Council:
second Wed., 5 p.m., Chamber of
Commerce.
Big Bend Republican Women's


Network: second Monday at 5:30
p.m., 502 W. Green St. E-mail:
bbrwn@fairpoint.net.


Business Network International
(B.N.1): every Tuesday, 7:30-9 a.m.,
Hampton Inn. Visitors welcome.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2
p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second
Monday, 7 p.m., Jerkins Community
Center.
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Helping Hands of the Shelter:
every Tuesday, 6 p.m., chamber of
commerce.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators Lqague of
Perry: second Thursday, 1:30 p.m.,
Forest Capital Hall. Call 838-3508 or
584-6866.
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. Please call 838-2045.
Perry Parrothead Club: first
Wednesday, 6 p.m., Old Mexico Rest.
Pet adoptions: Taylor County
Animal Shelter, open Monday through
Friday. Call 838-3525.
Republican Party of Taylor
County: second Thursday, 5:30 p.m.,
at Rosehead Junction.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP):
Thursday, 10 a.m., 502 N. Center
Street. 223-0393.
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday,
6 p.m., at the district building on
Beach Road.
Taylor County Amateur Radio
Club: first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of
Forestry office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Brotherhood:
meets on Mondays, 7 p.m., at New
Brooklyn; every third Saturday, 9 a.m.,
at Stewart Memorial.
Taylor County Brotherhood
Choir: meets every Thursday, 6 p.m.,
at Stewart Memorial.
Taylor County Habitat for
Humanity, Inc.: board meeting,
second Thursday,
5:30 p.m., Room 208, Capital City
Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society:
third Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society


building. Society's museum is open
every Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: second
Fri., Club Roping, 6:30 p.m.; second
Sat., speed events, 11 a.m.; last Sat.,
roping, 6 p.m. Arena is located on
Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public
Library.
Taylor County Reef & Research
Team: second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest
Capital 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
information.
Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: every second Tuesday,
at 7 p.m., First United Methodist
Church.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m., Big
Bend Hospice office (107 E. 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.
Perry Winners Group of
Alcoholics Anonymous: Friday,
8 p.m.; Heritage House, 317 N.
Orange St.
The Way: (faith-based 12-step
group for addicts and alcoholics)
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., and Friday, 7 p.m.,
at the Serenity House, 1824 N.
Jefferson St. For information, please
call 672-0626.


AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS
Ladies Auxiliary: third Saturday, 10
a.m., at 8839 U.S. 19 South. Call 223-
1144.
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).


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Editorial


B-2 Taco Times May 6, 2009


Relay fishing tournament


organizers say 'thank you'


Dear Editor:
The 2009 Relay for Life
Saltwater Fishing Tournament,
a benefit fishing tournament,
takes sponsors with great big
hearts, resources and finances,
also good sound advice, a lot of
time and workers. We could not
do it without you.
So to our sponsors, here's a
great big special thanks.
Thanks to our weigh-in sites:
Charlie and Danielle at Seahag
Marina, Jerry and Donna at
Keaton' Beach Marina, Curtis
and Greg Branch, property
owners at Keaton, and Sandy
Manning with Big Bend
Properties.
Thanks to our captain's
dinner location: Jim and Joyce
Hunt, Fiddler's Restaurant.


Sponsors: Winn Dixie; Fred
Morgan at Big Bend Marine;
Kenny and Roxanne at Strike
Sportfishing Yachts; Charlie and
Danielle at Seahag Marina in
Steinhatchee; Jerry and Donna
at Keaton Beach Marina; Joel
Singletary, Sea Tow Captain,
St. Marks & Carrabelle;
Jim Hunt and Fiddler's
Restaurant/Banquet Room;
Dawn Taylor, Taylor County
Tourism Development; Randy
Hathcock, Springhill Nursery;
James Carter at Cass Burch
Dodge, Quitman, Ga.; Don
Curtis, The Forestry Company;
Justin Webb, Evangel Christian
Fellowship; Jacky Winters at
Flint Equipment; Benji Tuten
at H.B. Tuten Jr. Logging; Brett
Falicon, Timberland Ford;


Glen and Sandra at Wilson's
Bait & Tackle; Scott at Nature
Coast Eye Care; Jeremy Bain
at Culpepper Construction;
K-mart; Scuba 7; Susan's
T-shirts Hats and More; Lance
Chips; Keith and Marilyn at Ace
Hardware; Coke Tallahassee;
Wayne Padgett; Waymond
Carroll, Jacks Boats; Rick
Herr, Subway; Mark Wiggins,
Yarbrough Tires; Ryan's
Custom Truck Accessories;
Weiss True Value; Feebee
Houck at Photos Frames &
Trophies; Pepsi Perry; Tracey
Poppell, Sunrise Stitches; Hills
Restaurant; Laurie Lilliott,
Taylor Made Photography;
Amanda Clark Photography;
,-* Please see page 3


Letters to the Editor ........ ......
L~pLdO L LI1C LUILU ^^w^.'.s^^r


Laurie Lilliott of Tayor Made Photography with TCHS
students at Career Day


bgt. I st Cass UnuCK bennett OT tne
Guard


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TacoWednesday, Times

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


123 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, Florida


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


DONALD D. LINCOLN SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Publisher Managing Editor
DEBBIE CARLTON CAROLYN DuBOSE
Business Manager Advertising Director
ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI LIBBY DENMARK
Staff Writer/Advertising Sales Graphic Arts
MARK VIOLA SARAH WEIRICK
Staff Writer Classified Advertising
The Taco Times (ISSN 07470967) is published each Wednesday by Perry News-
papers, Inc., 123 S. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347. Subscriptions are
$35.00 peryear or $49.00 out of county. Periodicals postage paid at Perry, Florida
32348. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the ACO TIMES, P.O. Box
888, Perry, FL 32348.
The Taco Times welcomes Letters to the Editor reflecting responsible opinions and
views on the news. Please submit letters by Monday at 5 p.m. The Taco Times
reserves the right to refuse publication of letters which are libelous or irresponsible.
Name may be withheld if circumstances so require, but all letters submitted should
be signed by the writer and accompanied by a phone number for verification.
We fook forward to hearing from you! Our address is Perry, Newspapers, Inc., P.O.
Box 888, Perry, Florida 32348. e-mail: newsdesk@perrynewspapers.com
Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.


Career


Day is a

'success'

Dear Editor:
Taylor County High School
Career Day 2009 was a great
success.
want to thank the speakers
for their time and effort in
making Career Day 2009
a valuable and meaningful
experience.
The speakers were: Sgt.
1st Class Chuck Bennett,
Florida National Guard; Bob.
Bell, CVS Pharmacy; Mary
Browning, CVS Pharmacy;
Michael Flowers, Department
of Corrections; Karen
,- Please see page 3


CT specs

questioned
Dear Editor:
According to the newspaper,
the county has approved
purchasing a new CT scanner
at DMH.
From what I hear, if they
order this machine, it will be
obsolete before they order it.
I understand the new machine
is to be 20 slice that can be
upgraded to a 64 slice. Does it
make sense to buy an obsolete
machine that will produce
poorer quality pictures? The
upgrade will cost quite a bit
more money on top of what
they are spending now.
As long as the county is
spending such a great deal of
our money, wouldn't it make
more sense to spend a little
more now instead of putting
more money into this one to
upgrade it later?
Does this hospital board
even have te knowledge and
expertise to make this decision?
I don't think so.
I also want to know why
there aren't any minorities on
the DMH board. There was
in the past and they did an
outstanding job. I guess that's
Taylor County politics as usual.
Ray Andrews


Local, State and Federal Government Directory


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


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


Taylor County
Commission
Chairman
Rudolph
Parker
District 4
4400 Rudolph Parker Ln,
850-584-9656


lorida
Representative
eonard L.
3embry
district 10
4 NW CraneAve., Bdg. 36
ladison, 32340
50-488-7870


Florida
Senator
Charles
Dean
District 3
415 Tompkins St.
.. Inverness. 34450
S 866-538-2831


Florida Governor Charlie Crist
Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St.,
Tallahassee, FL 32399 850-488-4441
U.S. Senator Mel Martinez
1N 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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Midweek Muddle


Divorcing my

roommate
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Some blatant accusations of snoring the same. Honestly, they do."
have been voiced, and these vicious "No way," saidmyroommate, pointing
rumors are; not being hurled at the at the third person. "You heard her."
husband. "And I heard you," said voice number
"Impossible," I first said. "Do I look three. "I'm .telling you, you snore
like someone who would snore?" about the same--and neither of you are
That often brings the conversation to as bad as my husband. I endure his
a lull, but never to an end. snoring every night--this is nothing in
"You only snore when you're really comparison," she said. "You don't even
tired," the husband admitted, trying to bother me."
be kind. She added a family story to steer
"I'm always really tired," I added, the conversation in a kinder, gentler
trying to be honest. direction. "Larry snores so much
He then raised his eyebrows and that when our daughter, was in, high
his knoW loQkindicated thatI .had schooJ she was embarrassed to bring
proved'hi" bti- d-'aresirr',,horne--at '-cnrw: 'ou
"I've never heard myself snore," said could hear him from the master
I, with all sincerity and some integrity bedroom, all the way into the foyer.
too. Then I thought of the best He snores really bad," she reiterated,
diversion of all, "You snore too," I said, "and then he had the nerve to wake
pointing to him. me up the other night and say I was
So we've decided we're at a stand-off: breathing too hard. I mean, can you
some nights, I snore; some nights, he believe that? He thinks I'm breathing
snores. Some nights we both snore, too hard, but you can hear him three
And if we can't stand the other person rooms away."
any longer, we retreat to a downstairs "Well, girls, what are we doing today?"
couch and finish the night there. asked a non-snorer who saw this gap in
This was yet another clue. that conversation as a great opportunity to
marriage is all about compromise, but it change the subject. We were there to
wasn't until:my recent trip with college see and conquer; so we planned the day
friends that I realized I had picked the and began our quest for showers and
right roommate for life. make-up.
For my college roommate is history. That's when my roommate mumbled,
Literally. "I can't believe I snore as much as you."
She and I are now forever divorced. "Get over it," I said.
She woke me up in the middle of the "I can't," she added, laughing. "I'm
night, while at Callaway Gardens, to tell short on sleep."
me that I was snoring. "I don't know why," I said. "You
She then immediately went to sleep seemed to be sleeping just fine from
and began to snore. I listened to her 4:45 until 6 a.m."
for over an hour, and then I woke her As girls will do,we packed our dayfrom
up and said, "Now you're snoring." 10 a.m. until 12 midnight, with eating
She slammed the pillow back on the taking tremendous consideration.
bed, yanked at the covers and went When we dragged ourselves back to the
back to sleep. : cabin that evening, we gathered in the
There was a third person in the room other bedroom to continue the 14-hour
(God bless her) who never snored and conversation.
never stirred. The next morning, that "Maybe I'll sleep in here," said my
third voice was the objective one. college roommate, unaware of how
"Where's the coffee?" asked my pleased that would make me. She
former roommate. "Susan kept me nudged me and said "just kidding." We
awake last night; I may need a nap this shared pictures and stories. We solved
afternoon." all the world's problems, except for a
"What did you do?" my other friends few of our own.
asked, as if I might have been,singing Then as we talked about next year's
or dancing. trip, and whether we should go to
"She says I snore, and I probably do," Maine or Savannah, or San Antonio, the
I admitted. "But she snored too, and non-snorer with perfect hair and make-
she kept me awake-for over an hour." up stretched out on one of the queen
All this arguing was strangely beds in the room.
comfortable while the third voice sat She folded her hands upon her chest
quietly, eating a blueberry muffin, and voted for Maine. The chatter
Finally, the other voices at the table continued with the reasons we should
turned to her and asked, "You were in or shouldn't head north.
the room with them. Who snored the But it was strangely interrupted.
most?" By the non-snorer's snoring.
In a calm and collected manner, she And now we can't go to Maine because
declared the winner. "They snore about we can't afford six rooms.




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