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48th Year, No. 28
Three men were arrested
Friday, July 10, following a
search warrant execution at a
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Leon Smith charges of
possession of drug
Members of the Taylor
County Joint Drug Task Force
were able to obtain a search
warrant on the residence
following a month-ong
investigation into reported
drug sales from the home.
An undisclosed number of
firearms were also recovered
during the search.
"We are currently
investigating to find the last
known owners of the
firearms,"treet Perry Police
Department (PPD) Capt. TJamie
"Thanks to the good
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GSevtreadyl businesses will offer
Main Street Perry will host its
second "Friday Fest" this Friday,
July 17, from 6-8 p.m.
Residents are invited to take
part in a community yard
sale/farmers' market. There are
no set-up fees.
Several businesses will offer
extended shopping hours and a
Playstation 3 will be set up for
free games of Rock Band
(compliments of Aaron's
Parrotheads of Perry and Main
Street will also be holding a
school supply collection drive.
For more information, please
contact Main Street President
Joanna Ter Maat at 672-0316,
Have pia, o the
Team Evangel is getting a
jumpstart on its fund-raising for
the 2010 Relay for Life with an
event Thursday, July 9, at Pizza
Pizza Hut will donate 20
percent of each order placed
between 6-8 p.m. to the team
(diners must present fund-raising
coupons which will be distributed
by the team).
"We will not be asking for
individual donations-all you have
to do is place your order and turn
in a coupon...it's that easy," team
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Within 24 hours of crime
Armed robbery suspect caught
Officers with the Perry
Police Department (PPD) had a
suspect identified within four
hours of an armed robbery at
the Perry Barber Shop Saturday
morning. Less than a day later,
he was in custody.
Ira Barnes Jr., 20, has been
charged with armed robbery
and grand theft. He is currently
being held at the Taylor County
Jail on a $50,000 bond.
Investigators are still seeking
the identity of the individual
who drove Barnes from the
area behind the Winn Dixie
Anyone with information is
asked to call Det. Dwight
Norris at 584-5121.
Police were called to the
barber shop at 8:20 a.m.
Employees stated that a black
male entered the building,
displayed a handgun and
threatened one of the
"The suspect demanded
money and the witnesses
complied. He then left the store
with keys of one of the victim's
vehicle and fled the scene,"
Captain Jamie Cruse said.
The suspect drove the
vehicle a short distance and
then fled on foot.
information, we were able to
identify a suspect. The victims
were then able to make a
positive identification of the
suspect (Barnes) through a
photo line-up," Cruse said.
Once the suspect's identity
was confirmed, officers worked
Add to your collection with two new cards featuring Perry Police Department K-9 officers Brian Curry with
partner Bandit and Kyle Johnson with partner Rocko. The cards were produced with sponsorship from Taylor
County 911 and Include information on both the officers and K-9s. Curry has been with the department since
October 2004; Johnson has-been a patrol officer since September 2006. Both were selected to attend K-9
training school and have completed more than 800 hours of advanced training. Bandit and Rocko "joined" the
police force in September 2008. Both German Shepherds are trained in tracking, searches, drug detection
throughout the day Saturday to
Through contact with known
family members and
officers were "able to get a
message to Barnes that he
needed to come in for
questioning," Cruse said.
Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m.,
Barnes was brought to the
police department by his -
'* Please see page ? Ira Barnes Jr.
Perry man shot;
remains at large
A 40-year-old Perry man is
in serious condition after being
shot during an apparent
argument outside the Men's
Club early Sunday morning,
The unidentified shooter
The victim was transported
to Doctors' Memorial Hospital
and later flown by AirMedic
One to Tallahassee Memorial
Perry Police Department
(PPD) officers were dispatched
to the scene in reference to a
"When they arrived, they
initially found no one injured.
They were subsequently
informed that the victim had
been taken to the hospital in a
private vehicle," Captain Jamie
A disturbance apparently
broke out in the club around
The parties involved were
asked to leave and the
argument continued outside the
An unknown suspect fired
several shots, striking one
Officers have teen unable to
interview the victim due to his
"Anyone with any
information about this
incident--or who may have
witnessed the shooting--is
asked to please contact Det.
Dwight Norris at the police
department (584-5121)," Cruse
All callers may remain
The Men's Club is a private
club located at the end of
The Taylor County
Commission is once again
being asked to change the
language of its sexual offender
ordinance, this time by the state
Passed in the summer of
2006, the ordinance prohibits
certain offenders from living,
within 2,500 feet of designated
areas in which young people
congregate, more than doubling
the boundary of 1,000 feet set
forth in state statutes.
Tn October 2007, the Taylor
County Sheriffs Office
(TCSO) requested the
commission change the
ordinance in an effort to make
the ordinance more likely to
survive a challenge in court.
Commissioners at the time,
however, strongly objected to
language changes that would
have reduced the 2,500 foot
prohibitions to 1,000 and
rejected the request.
According to the current
ordinance, offenders whose
victims were under the age of
16 are not allowed to establish
Robert 'Skip' Jarvis
residence within 2,500 feet of
any school, designated public
school bus stop, day care
center, park, playground or
other places where children
Exceptions to the restrictions
include those who had
established their residence prior
to the adoption of the
ordinance, those who were
minors when they committed
their offense and were not tried
as an adult, those who are
juveniles and those who
established residence before the
school, day care center, etc.,
Penalties for violating the
ordinance include fines up to
$500 and a 60-day
imprisonment for the first
offense and up to a $1,000 fine
and 12 months in prison for
Almost two years after
TCSO's initial request, State
Attorney Robert L. "Skip"
Jarvis has stepped in, asking for
"I have considered the 2,500
feet set by this ordinance,"
Jarvis said in a letter to County
Administrator Jack Brown,
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School board to levy new property tax?
The Taylor County District
School Board announced last
week its intent to impose a
newly authorized .25 mill
The first budget hearing for
the 2009-10 fiscal year is set
The board has been holding
workshops to prepare for the
new year since February as
officials worked to dig the
district out of a more than
$1 million budget deficit.
While the district ended the
previous several years with a
general fund deficit, officials
are expecting to have a budget
surplus when the final numbers
are crunched for the 2008-09
Some uncertainty remains,
however, as a number of labor
disputes with the district's two
bargaining units have yet to be
Since the district may begin
the new year with as much as
3 million less revenue than it
started with last year,
according to Superintendent
Paul Dyal, one measure being
considered is a new .25 mill
property tax tax.
The tax, which can be used
for either operational or capital
outlay expenses, was
authorized by the Florida
Legislature during its last
session. For the school district,
a .25 mill would raise about
If the district uses the funds
for operational expenses,
however, the legislature
provided that it would be
"equalized and compressed"
across the state, meaning
Taylor County would receive
"The provision was put in
place because the amount of
money generated by a mill in a
district like Miami-Dade is
certainly not the same here,"
According to Finance
Director Vickie McManus, the
legislature made several
statewide changes to districts'
taxing levels this year.
The school district's property
taxes consist of the "required
local effort," which is set by the
state for operations; the "local
discretionary effort," set by the
school board, which is also for
operations; and the capital
outlay for capital improvement
For Taylor County last year,
the local discretionary millage
rate was .498 mill and the
capital outlay was 1.75 mills.
There was also an additional
local discretionary millage of
.25 mill. authorized by the
legislature, which the district
has been using for several
years, McManus said.
The total millage rate under
the control of the board was
The required local effort set
by the state was 4.593 mills.
For this year, the legislature
took the .25 additional local
discretionary millage and
moved it up into the required
local effort, McManus said.
They also transferred .25 mill
from the capital outlay--
reducing it to 1.5 mills--and put
it into the local discretionary
millage, raising it to .748 mill.
Should the new .25 mill tax
be imposed by the school
board, the combined
discretionary millage rates, the
ones under the control of the
board, will be the same as last
year--2.498, McManus said.
The district will not learn of
the required local effort rate
until Monday, but with the tax
shifted by the legislature from
the discretionary millage to the
required local effort, the total
millage rate will be higher than
last year if the .25 mill is
imposed, she said.
Last week, the school board
voted 4-1 (with Board Member
Kenneth Dennis dissenting) to
announce their intent to impose
the .25 mill. They will not set
their official millage rate until
September, but a super majority
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At request of state attorney
County revisits sex offender ordinance
'...due to the extreme number and
their locations, there essentially is
nowhere in Taylor County where a
person required to register as a
sexual offender or sexual predator
may reside (with the exception of
possibly out in the Bay)...'
-Letter to County Administrator Jack Brown
regarding school bus stops in the county
A-2 Taco Times July 15, 2009
Today at 1 p.m.
County begins budget hearings
'Ordinance may not pass
The Taylor County
Commission will begin
tackling its 2009-10 budget
today (Wednesday) in the first
of a number of workshops
scheduled over the next several
The county--like local
governments across the states--
is facing falling property values
which will translate into
dropping property tax revenues
for the next year.
Today's workshop begins at
1 p.m. at the Taylor County
Courthouse Annex, located at
201 East Green Street.
Additional workshops, if
needed, will be held Thursday,
July 16, at 6 p.m.; Monday,
July 20, at 6 p.m.; and
Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. A
previously scheduled board
workshop on Wednesday, July
28, at 3 p.m., may also be used
for the budget if discussions are
not concluded by then.
The board will adopt its
tentative budget for the 2009-
10 fiscal year on Thursday, July
30, at 6 p.m., and then hold two
pubic hearings on Sept. 14 and
21 to formally adopt the
Last year, the county's
budget totaled $48.9 million,
which was a 17 percent
increase over the previous
year. The majority of that
change was from state road
paving grants (a $2.6 million
increase) and the accumulation
of sales tax revenue for the
construction of Doctors'
Memorial Hospital (a $1
Almost all of the excess sales
tax revenue was earmarked
earlier this year for equipment
purchases at the hospital.
Tax could go to vote in 2 years
NEW PROPERTY TAX
Continued from page 1
vote is required to impose the
Dyal said Tuesday the
district is developing the
budget with two scenarios, one
with the .25 mill and one
The district is authorized by
the legislature to impose the
.25 mill tax for two years. If it
chooses to continue the tax
after two years, it will have to
go to the voters for approval.
At next week's meeting,
McManus will present the first
draft of the budget to the school
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who was on. the commission
When the ordinance was
"In applying this to 'any
school, designated public
school bus stop, day care
center, park, playground, or
other place where children
regularly congregate,' we have
"Inv. Donna Lee of the
Taylor County Sheriffs Office
has contacted the school board
to determine the location of the
designated public school bus
stops in Taylor County. It is
Continued from page 1
partnership between the Taylor
County Sheriffs Office and the
Perry Police Department, we
were able to investigate these
allegations of drug activity.
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determined that due to the
extreme number and their
locations, there essentially is
nowhere in Taylor
County where 'a' person
required to register as a sexual
offender or sexual predator
may reside (with the exception
of possibly out in the Bay).
This raises the question of
whether any conviction
for this offense could
withstand a constitutional
"I ask you to take a look at
this. There is little reason to
pursue convictions if the
ordinance will not pass
constitutional muster. I will be
Sheriffs deputies and police
officers were both actively
involved with the investigation,
which led to the successful
arrest of three drug offenders.
This is a display of great
cooperation between both
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commissioners to discuss this
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Commissioners discussed the
issue briefly during their
meeting held last week,
appearing hesitant to make
changes to the ordinance.
Ultimately, they asked
Brown and County Attorney
Conrad Bishop to talk to Jarvis
about whether changes are
necessary and if so, what
No customers in shop during robbery
Continued from page 1
"Barnes was interviewed and
subsequently arrested without
incident and in a controlled
The robbery occurred shortly
after the barber shop opened
and there were no customers in
"The employees responded
extremely well to this very
stressful situation and did what
they were supposed to do--they
complied and got the suspect
out of the building as quickly as
possible," Cruse said.
Officers working on the case
included: Sgt. Gene Franklin,
Ptl. Bruce Griffin, Ptl. Connie
Hightower, Ptl. Ricky Dice, K-
9 Officer Brian Curry and Det.
"All of these officers worked
extremely well together in
identifying a suspect, leading to
his arrest within 24 hours,"
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A-3 Taco Times July 15, 2009
Nicholas Jammiaa Weadon, Lindsey Rebecca Dice
Yarn lovers will
The Yarn Lovers Circle will
meet this Thursday, July 16, at
the Taylor County Public
The group meets the first and
third Thursdays of each month,
always at 9:30 a.m.
Jozee Layne Bass and Shannon Walt McGuire remind friends
and relatives of their wedding Saturday, July 18, at 5 p.m. in New
Home Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the Catholic
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Debra Arnold of Perry announces the forthcoming marriage of
her daughter, Lindsey Rebecca Dice, to Nicholas Jammiaa
Weadon, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Weadon of Ft. Lauderdale.
The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Taylor County High
School, currently attending Lake City Community College. She is
the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Driggers, Billy Dice Sr.
and the late Virginia Dice, all of Perry. She is the great
granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Rogers of Perry and
the late Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Driggers of Jasper.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of North East High
School and is currently employed with Taylor County and
Suwannee County Fire Rescue. He is the grandson of Mrs.
Thelma Leonard of Pompano Beach, the late Dewey Everett
Leonard, Jim Weadon Sr. of Ft. Lauderdale and the late Mary
The couple will be married July 18, 2009, in a ceremony at the
Victory Life Church in Plantation, with a reception following at
The Royal Fiesta in Deerfield Beach.
Weekend reunion slated
The Toliver and Jennings Family Reunion will be held this
weekend, July 17-19.
Activities get underway Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Jerkins Park,
and resume Saturday at 11 a.m. at Forest Capital Park. Family
members gather again Saturday at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall
of New Brooklyn Baptist Church. Covered dishes are
requested for Saturday's events.
On Sunday, the family will meet at Mirah Primitive Baptist
Church in Lamont at 11 a.m.
Cayden James Shreve
LeAnn Morris and Chris Shreve of Perry announce the birth of
their son, Cayden James Shreve, on June 2, 2009, at 8:47 p.m. in
Capital Regional Medical Center. The new arrival weighed 7
pounds, 13 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Lee and Ray Vann of Perry, and the
late James Morris. Paternal grandparents are Nina and Lonnie
Shreve, also of Perry.
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Brad and Jesika Curry of
Perry announce the birth of
their daughter, McKenna
Suezanne, on March 23, 2009,
at 3:24 p.m. in-Tallahassee.
The baby weighed 8 pounds
and was 20.25 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Wayne and Jan Walker. The
baby's maternal great
grandparents are Sue Padgett,
the late B.O. "Red" Padgett,
Lester and Lolly Walker, all of
Paternal grandparents are
John and Shirley Curry.
Paternal great grandparents
include John Sr. and Jo Curry,
Paul and Cennie Klopfer, all of
McKenna Suezanne joins a
brother, John Walker, who is
23 months old.
Carrie (Tucker) and Jeremy
Cooper announce the birth of
their daughter, Melanie Faith,
on May 27, 2009, at 3:21 p.m.
The new arrival weighed 7
pounds and 2 ounces.
Maternal grandparents are
Carl and Carol Williams, Joe
and Mary Horton, Linda and
Paternal grandparents are
David Cooper and the late
Melanie Cooper. The baby's
paternal great grandparents are
Lova Wray and the late Jack
Siblings include Lindsey, 15,
Laura, 13, Ashley, 9, and Luke,
who is 5.
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A-4 Taco Times July 15,2009
Locals are playing in
co-ed soccer league
Several local players have
been getting together every
Monday night in Tallahassee
to play in an adult co-ed soccer
It's a 6-on-6 format that is
extremely competitive. The
league has an 8-game regular
�c ason that ends with a league
tournament involving all the
The team from Taylor County
Smix of former and present
'Liylor County players ages
16 to 40 (something) that love
playing the game, even in 95
degree summer heat.
"It's a great opportunity to
play competitive soccer again,"
said 'd Oberschlake.
-Most of us miss the
game since graduating from
high school, so it's a excellent
way to get back together and
Oberschlake said it's also
a lot of fun playing with the
group that's currently playing
soccer for Taylor County High
"'It's fast paced and we play
against very good teams. The
speed of play is good experience
for the younger players.
Plus, I think the older group
has proven that we haven't lost
all our touch, although I can't
say that about our wind. It's
taken a couple weeks to get
back into playing shape," he
Some of those from Taylor
County playing in the league
include Savannah Cantrell,
Jenni Cantrell, Enrique Villa
Gomez, Shae Horner, Chris
Morgan, Sergio Villa Gomez,
Ed Oberschlake, Ryan Gunter,
Travis McCoy, Byron McCoy
and Julian Valencia.
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Co-ed league players include, front row (left to right): Savannah Cantrell, Hillary
Clark (Leon High), Jenni Cantrell, Enrique Villa Gomez, Shae Horner, Chris Morgan
and Sergio Villa Gomez. Back row: Ed Oberschlake, Ryan Gunter, Travis McCoy, Byron
McCoy, Julian Valencia.
Bears are out roaming in summer months
A woman in Lehigh Acres
n Lee County had a surprise
Monday morning when she
encountered a black bear outside
of her work. Del Bagwell told
officers with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) she was
working at Country Cleaners
in the Sunshine Plaza when she
went outside at approximately
7:20 a.m. A black bear came
running around the comer of the
building and bumped into her.
"She was not knocked to the
ground or injured," said FWC
Officer Joanne Adams. "She
said she looked at the bear, and
the bear looked at her. Then she
raised her arms and backed up
slowly to the store door."
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC) is offering a free hunter
safety course in Jefferson
The course will be at the Beau
Turner Youth Conservation
Center near Capps. Instruction
will take place from 6 to 9 p.m.
July 24 and from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. July 25; the range portion
of the class will be July 26.
Children under 16 must be
accompanied by an adult at all
times. Students are encouraged
to bring a pencil and paper with
them to take notes.
The hunter safety course is
required for anyone born on or
after June 1, 1975, to purchase
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Bagwell then went inside
the store and the bear ran off,
"Ms. Bagwell did the right
thing," said Dave Telesco, FWC
Bear Management Program
coordinator. "She did not panic
or run; she backed away slowly,
giving the bear a clear escape
route to run away."
Seeing a bear in unfamiliar
surroundings can be a surprising
phenomenon. Even though the
Florida black bear has increased
in population in the past few
decades, it is still considered a
threatened species in Florida.
As development encroaches on
its habitat, it is not unusual for
bears to be seen near human
populations, but it is highly
unusual for humans to come
face-to-face with a bear.
However, if you do encounter
a black bear at close range,
take the following precautions:
remain standing straight up;
back up slowly; speak in a calm,
assertive voice: do not run or
play dead; and leave the bear a
clear escape route.
Summer is a very active time
for bears. They are searching
for a variety of fruits and
other seasonal foods that grow
throughout their range. Summer
is also breeding season, when
bears search far and wide for
Also, in late summer, juvenile
bears disperse from their
mother's home range and look
for new habitat. All of those
factors can bring bears into
populated areas where they
normally would not venture.
When wildlife appears in
residential communities, the
FWC urges residents to remove
or secure anything that might
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attract animals, such as garbage
cans, pet food, birdseed, outdoor
grills and compost bins. If a bear
continues to come into an area
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removed and creates problems
for residents, then the FWC
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The Taylor County
Touchdown Club is gearing up
to help new Bulldog Football
Coach Shane Boggs lead Taylor
County back to prominence on
the football field.
Veteran Touchdown Club
members are seeking new
members, business sponsors,
SuperDogs and anyone who
would like to be a part of
the Taylor County Bulldogs'
resurgence to join them in
supporting local athletes.
The Touchdown Club is
planning on producing a full
football program again this
year and is seeking advertisers
who would like to place their
businesses in front of thousands
of local and visiting fans who
attend home games each Friday
Businesses can also support
the team by having their
business advertised on signs
placed around the fence at
An all-out membership drive
is underway. If you would like
to be a part of the Bulldogs'
return to ranking among the
region's top football programs
and can offer any type of
support, contact Benjye Tuten
Youth soccer camp set for Aug. 10-13
The Perry Soccer Association
will be sponsoring a soccer
camp Aug. 10-13 for kids, ages
Daily camp times will be from
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for ages
4-12 and 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
for ages 13-18. The morning
session of the camp will be held
at the Perry Elks Lodge while
the afternoon sessions will be
held at the Taylor County Sports
Complex on U.S. 19 N.
The cost is $75 per participant
and includes a camp T-shirt.
Warner Soccer from Tallahassee
will be conducting the camp.
The camp will emphasize
technical soccer skills and
game awareness while having
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features a 4v4 Program for
ages 5-12 and an advanced
skill program for ages 13-18.
Players will get technical and
tactical/team training including
specialized training by position
for the older age groups.
For more information call
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...one session underway, another on the way
Rock the dock!
"Crocodile Dock" is the theme of this year's Vacation Bible
School at Perry's First Church of God located on Highway 221
North. The music, games, Bible lessons and fun begin July 20 and
continue through July 24 with classes from 5:30 until 8 p.m. If
you register online at www.pfcog.net, you will receive a free gift.
'Jesus Chronicles' underway
Vacation Bible School is underway at Mt. Olive Baptist Church,
with classes continuing through July 17 from 6 until 9 p.m.
Refreshments are served from 5-5:45 and precede classes on, "The
Jesus Chronicles: A Life Changing Encounter."
Kindergarten-adult classes will include games, arts and crafts,
Mt. Olive is located at 1149 Highway 98 West in Perry, and can
be reached at 584-8285.
Celebrate Recovery has waiting list
Celebrate Recovery will begin a new men's step study group this
Mrs. Brenda Joy Marchant of
Jena died July 13, 2009, at the
Cross City Rehab after a long
illness. She was 59.
A lifelong resident of Jena,
she drove a school bus for
Taylor County for 30 years
before retiring and was a
member of Jena Pentecostal
Survivors include her
husband of 41 years, Bill
Marchant of Jena; sons,
Kenneth Darrell Marchant of
Jena, Forrest Vincent Marchant
of Cross City and Joseph
William Grandburg of New
Richmond, Wis.; brothers,
Howard Reed of Cross City,
Broward Reed of Steinhatchee
and Delton Reed of Perry; and
Graveside services will be
held today, July 15, at 2 p.m. at
Mt. Olive Cemetery with the
Rev. Cecil Hysmith officiating.
Visitation was held Tuesday,
July 14, at Rick Gooding
Funeral Home between the
hours of 6 and 8 p.m.
One-year-old Adrianna Hope
Fall, and names for the waiting list are currently being accepted.
Please call Earle Greene at 584-7619 or Clay Olson at 584-5237 to
add your name.
"This step study is a weekly Christ-centered recovery group
based on the Beatitudes from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. It is a
group for help with hurts, habits and hang-ups including food,
anger, gambling, pornography and addiction," said Greene.
"Men addicted to alcohol or other drugs, or men who have
family members who are addicted will also receive help."
Anonymity and confidentiality issues are essential to the group
and will be honored, Greene said.
Summer worship begins at 10
at First Presbyterian
At First Presbyterian Church, Sunday School is in recess for the
month of July and summer worship begins at 10 a.m.
The Rev. Larry D. Neal, pastor of the church, cordially invites
everyone to attend. A time of fellowship, with refreshments, will
follow the service.
Pitts died July 11, 2009, at
Doctor's Memorial Hospital.
Born in Tallahassee, she was
the daughter of Krystal Pitts
and Charles Douglas, both of
Other survivors include her
maternal great grandmother,
Patsy Pitts; her maternal
grandmother, Donna Ray;
maternal grandfather, Gary
Pitts; uncles, Austin Carlton
and D.J. Steeley; aunt, Alexis
Funeral services will be held
today, July 15, at Joe P. Bums
Funeral Home Chapel with
Don Lake officiating.
Church plans two-day summer conference
this weekend for men, women and youth
Dr. Brenda Caldwell will be
guest speaker at the Temple of
God Baptist Church this
weekend for a two-day summer
conference intended for men,
,vomen and jll ) south in the
Friday night's session of
praise and worship begins at
On Saturday, the day begins
with breakfast and registration
from 9 a.m. until 10.
"This is a day of hope for the
entire family; we urge all ages
to come and be uplifted,
inspired and empowered," said
Annie Jones who can be
reached for additional
information at 843-3596 or
584-2642. A $10 donation is
requested for registration of all
adults, with a suggested $5
donation for youth. Group
discounts are available.
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Ella Elizabeth Stripling Redd
Ella Elizabeth Stripling
Redd of Perry. 88, was born
in Perry April 7, 1921, and
passed away July 12, 2009, in
Tampa. Until March 2009, she
was a life long PeTrry resident.
Ella was predeceased by
her husband of 53 years,
James Hansel (Hank) Redd,
her parents, Thomas Hardee
Stripling and Millie Drew
Taylor Stripling, her sisters,
Irene Stripling Ratliff and Eva
Stripling Houck, her brother,
D. M. Stripling, her daughter,
Sylvia Rebecca Redd Stokes,
and many, many good friends.
Her friends and
acquaintances came to
appreciate her down-to-earth
and very quick wit, as well
as her compassion for the
underdog. She had an abiding
love for all animals. Whether
or not she had children at
home, there was always a
place at her dinner table for
Ella is survived by her
children and their spouses
or partners, Judy Carolyn
Redd Hagedorn (USA Ret.
Col. Zach) of Phoenix, MD,
Julia Hazel Redd Bartlett
(Stephen) of Houston, TX,
Hank Redd, Jr. (Dianne) of
Tallahassee, Millie Elaine
Redd Watson (Ansley) of
Tampa, and R. Herschel Redd
(Warren Farmer) of Dallas,
TX; grandchildren Paige
Allison Redd of Atlanta, GA,
Christopher Malcolm Stokes
(Crystal) of Lake Worth,
and Jessica Leigh Miller and
Jacqueline Elizabeth Redd
of Tallahassee; three great
Malcolm C. (Mac) Stokes of
Tallahassee; and many nieces
Ella was a member of
Calvary Baptist Church in
Perry and the Order of the
Eastern Star. Pallbearers will
be Tommy Ratliff, Hardee
Ratliff, Sebring Ratliff, Glenn
Ratliff, Bruce Ratliff and
Ella's family wishes to
express its sincere gratitude
to JoAnn Sheffield. Marianne
Clark, Eddie Williams,
Natassia Williams Thomas,
and Shirley Ramirez, all
of Perry, the entire staff of
Carrollwood Care Center in
Tampa, and the Gold Team of
LifePath Hospice in Tampa,
for the loving care and
assistance they provided to
Ella and the family during the
last two years.
The family will receive
friends at Burns Funeral
Home, 1400 N. Johnson-
Stripling Rd., Perry, FL, from
6 p.m., Wednesday. July 15.
A memorial service will be
held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July
16, at Burns Funeral Home,
with burial to follow.
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Robert E French Pastor
Patsy Snyder, of Waleska,
Georgia passed away July 9,
2009 at the age of 71. She
grew up in Perry, Fl, but
moved to Clearwater. FI,
where she began a career in
photography. She later moved
with her two sons to Atlanta,
Georgia. Here, she founded
Pat Davis and Associates, a
successful family owned and
She is survived by her
husband of 18 years, Paul
"Jerry" Snyder of Waleska,
Georgia, two sons, Jack
Duane Davis of Palm Harbor,
Fl. and Richard Tyrone (Terry)
Davis of Waleska, Georgia;
4 brothers Simmie Ray
Denmark, Tommy Denmark,
and Bruce Denmark, all of
Perry, Fl., as well as Lavelle
Denmark of'Tallahassee, Fl; 3
sisters Peggy York and Robin
Blue of Perry, Fl., as well as
3 grandsons; a granddaughter;
4 great-grandchildren; and a
host of nieces and nephews.
Patsy was predeceased by
her parents, T.J. and Willie
Mae Denmark; one infant son
Joseph Davis: and a brother.
Patsy was a talented
pianist, an accomplished
photographer, and a successful
entrepreneur. According to
her, however; her biggest
achievement was her loving
family. She was the oldest
daughter in the mix of nine
children and many times acted
as a mother to her younger
siblings. This practice served
her well when she became the
proud mother of two sons.
Patsy instilled the
importance of hard work and
modeled the virtues of a good
mother to her sons. In fact,
she had a great impact and
positive influence on all of her
family members throughout
her lifetime. She had a zest
for life and a personality that
just naturally attracted others,
as well as a kind heart and
generous spirit. Those who
knew Pat mourn her loss. but
realize that she has traveled
full circle and is once again
home with her morn and dad.
A Memorial Service will be
held at Huey Funeral Home in
Canton. Georgia August Ist at
I pm. Additional information
can be obtained at: info(4@
2-Day Summer Conference
for Men, Women and Youth
!r To the best Dad in the world,
From your son David
My Own Dad
I know a man who lends a helping hand to everyone who
He never raves or asks for pay, he just steps in and does it
Now I don't know why he loves the whole human race
But as the hands of time I know that I'm sure none could take
He's the greatest man with his own hands and mind in every way
He's had a million chances to be rich but hear me say
He'd rather help a friend in need this I want you to know
He'd rather have a friend in deed than to have all this world's
If there ever was a good Samaritan this man must surely be
This I feel I am certain as certain as can be
Though great riches he never gained I'm sure he could have had
And I want you to know my friends this man is My Own Dad.
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Looking for a fun family
event before summer ends? Join
the Girl Scout Council of the
Florida Panhandle on Aug. 1,
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Central
Standard Time) at the Jackson
County Agricultural Center in
Marianna for a free carnival.
The Panhandle Connection
Kickoff Carnival is a free event
celebrating the newly formed
Girl Scout Council.
Currently, the council
serves 8,500 girls and 2,500
volunteers across 19 counties
of the Florida Panhandle. To
volunteer or join Girl Scouts,
contact the local council office
at (850) 386-2131 or visit www.
Roland earns Ph.D. from
Ann Davis Roland, the
daughter of Shelton and
Elizabeth Davis of Perry,
recently graduated with
honors from Northcentral
University with a Ph.D. in
To fulfill degree
requirements, she conducted
a field experiment of married
Ann Davis Roland
selected as new
board chairman at BCFCU
At the organizational meeting
of the recently elected Buckeye
Community Federal Credit
Buckeye Community Federal
Credit Union held its 53rd
annual meeting in March at
the Taylor County Middle
School Auditorium with 329 in
Link Claverie, then chairman
of the board, presided over
the meeting and pointed out
2008 highlights, including the
conversion to a new computer
He pointed out BCFCU had
remained very fiscally healthy
in 2008 and reminded members
a bonus dividend was paid to
He closed by stating the
board, management and staff
will continue to work to remain
financially sound so "members
will be serviced well, now and
into the future."
Credit Union President
Charlton Knowles was next on
the agenda and reiterated the
fact that BCFCU paid members
a bonus dividend for 2008.
He reported that at the 2008
annual Perry-Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce
banquet, BCFCU was named
their Directors' Choice
Business of the Year due to
the many contributions
BCFCU has made to the
community over the course of
He reminded members that
the credit union is audited
annually by a national credit
union auditing firm as well as
by the National Credit Union
Administration and had also
received the highest rating of
five stars from Bauer Financial,
a financial rating agency.
Knowles closed by reminding
everyone that it is the members
who have made the credit union
what it is today and thanked
them for everything they've
Bob Lilliott, chairman of
the supervisory committee
pointed out they find BCFCU
to be a "very well managed
operation and is in compliance
with all appropriate rules and
For the second year in a row
the credit union recognized a
"very deserving credit union
member" who volunteers much
of her time and energy to help
make the community of Perry a
This year's recipient of the
"Community Minded Member
of the Year" award was Glenda
A new "Pioneer" award was
presented to recognize some of
the early BCFCU "pioneers."
The first time recipients for
this award were Arthur Flowers
and Wiley D. Wilson Jr.
At this point. Gil Williams
held the drawing for various
door prizes, with Ashleigh
Frostick winning the youth
grand prize of an Xbox 360
with several games, and Linda
Miles winning the $500 cash
adult grand prize.
There were many other
door prizes won by BCFCU
Union Board of Directors,
David Sullivan was chosen to
serve as chairman of the board
Other officers chosen to
serve were Vice Chairman
Al Alexander and Secretary/
Treasurer Brenda Carlton.
Serving with them on the
Board are Link Claverie, Harry
Van Loock and Bob Lilliott.
Appointed to serve on the
supervisory committee for
2009 are Clay Bethea, who
will serve as chairman, Bob
Lilliott, Lou Drawdy and Monty
couples in metro Atlanta, Ga.,
and published a dissertation
based upon a quantitative model
entitled, "Effects of Statements
of Gratitude and Praise and the
Limitation of Criticism on Self-
Reported Marital Satisfaction."
Roland resides in Marietta,
Ga., with her husband, Dr. Mark
Roland, and sons, William and
She has been a clinical member
of the American Association of
Marriage and Family Therapists
since 1999 and is co-founder of
Psychological Consultants of
Marietta, P.C. She is in private
practice with her husband and
specializes in treating married
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Dean opens hearing on
Proposed rate increase
,from Progress Energy
The Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new members during back-to-back
ribbon-cutting ceremonies Thursday, July 9: Sawgrass Realty and Massey Construction, The businesses are
located in downtown Perry. (Top photo) Owner/broker Nelda Parker-Pace of Sawgrass Realty, LLC, is joined
by associates Sharon Cone, Andrea White, Betty Croft and Cheryl Massey in celebrating the opening of her new
business (formerly Coldwell Banker). (Bottom photo) Mark and Cheryl Massey cut the ribbon signifying the
re-location of their main office for Massey Construction to the downtown area.
Senator Charles Dean
opened the floor to the general
public Thursday at a special
public hearing at the Live Oak
City Hall to discuss Progress
Energy's application for a base
He also applauded the Public
Service Commission for
scheduling Thursday's hearing
and this week's hearings in
Inverness and Ocala to allow
constituents to speak out on the
proposed increase. Dean said
he believes that public hearings
are an essential aspect of the
very thorough and exhaustive
process by which the Public
Service Commission considers
rate increase requests.
"I am proud to have hosted
this public hearing because, to
me, it is how our government
should work, an opportunity
for the people to be heard--it is
our government in action.
"The people of my*district,
the ones who will be directly
The Friends of the Taylor
County Public Library will
welcome writer James W,
Parrish on Monday, July 27,
starting at 5:30 p.m.
Parrish is author of
"Wiregrass to Appomattox:
The Untold Story of the 50th
Georgia Infantry Regiment,
CSA." The book follows the
1,400 men and their path from
enlistment to General Robert
E. Lee's surrender in 1865.
impacted by this price increase,
deserve to be heard. Progress
Energy is a good neighbor, but
this proposed increase is
simply not reasonable at this
point in time, it is not fair and it
just is rot right. There is only
so much the people can afford
to bear," he said.
Progress Energy formally
filed for a 2010 base rate
increase through the Public
Service Commission. A vote
on the increase will not be held
until late September.
NFCC offers tuition payment plan
North Florida Community
College (NFCC) has a new and
easy way for students to pay
tuition this fall --the NFCC
Tuition Payment Plan.
"Although NFCC is among
Florida's most affordable
colleges, we recognize that
some students may find paying
all tuition and fees upfront a
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strain on their budget," said
Amelia Mulkey, dean of
administrative services at
NFCC. "We hope the new
payment option will make
attending college a reality for
more people in our area."
Eligible students have the
option to pay either one-half or
one-fourth of the total tuition
cost at the beginning of the
term and then make interest-
free payments on the remaining
balance during the semester.
Payment terms are set up
based on the student's income
or financial situation, with all
fees due by the last date to
withdraw (Oct. 30 for Fall
The process is set up through
NFCC, not an outside financial
institution. Students who enroll
in the payment plan are
required to pay all fees-in full
by the designated date or they
will be withdrawn from all
courses without refund.
NFCC's fall classes begin
Aug. 24. Those interested in
--applying . for
the , taiti6n
payment plan should
contact Amelia Mulkey at
(850) 973-1604 or e-mail
MulkeyA@nfcc.edu prior to
the start of classes.
NFCC also offers other
financial aid opportunities such
as grants and scholarships.
NFCC's financial aid office can
be contacted at (850) 973-1621
or by e-mailing
, More information about
NFCC scholarships is available
from the NFCC Foundation'
office, (850) 973-9423 or by
Enroll today for fall term
North Florida Community
College (NFCC) is enrolling
now for Fall Term 2009.
Classes begin Aug. 24; open
registration is now through
The Fall Term 2009 schedule
of classes is available at
www.nfcc.edu or from the
NFCC Enrollment Services
"The admission and
enrollment process at NFCC is
easy. Whether you are looking
to take one course or deciding
on a college career path, NFCC
academic advisors are available
to assist with course selection
and career planning," officials
NFCC has a variety of
degrees, programs and courses
to choose from including new
firefighter training classes and
a new business operations
certificate program with
operations, management, retail
management and marketing.
For more information and a
complete list of available
courses and programs, call
(850) 973-1622 or visit:
NFCC's summer hours are
Monday through Thursday, 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (open Fridays
after Aug. 17).
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at Perry
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays,
noon, Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Thursday of
each month, noon, Heavenly Floors.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at
Jerkins Community Center.
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: third
Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: second and
fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and
third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third
Tues., 6 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets
first and third Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Rd.).
Perry Woman's Club: second
Wed., noon (September to May).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at
Taylor County Leadership
Council: second and fourth Friday, 7
p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m.
Airport Advisory Committee:
fourth Wednesday, 12 noon, Perry-
Chamber of Commerce: second
Thurs., 8 a.m., chamber board
City Council: second and fourth
Tues., at 6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon.
and third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse
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,
Taylor County Construction
License Board Meeting: third Fri., 2
p.m., courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development
Authority: second Mon., noon, at
Capital City Bank,
Taylor County School Board: first
and third Tues., 7 p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
fourth Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road,
Taylor Soil & Water Conservation
District Board: fourth Monday, 5:30
p.m., Foley Airport terminal
conference room. Call 584-4329 for
Tourism Development Council:
second Wed., 5 p.m., Chamber of
Big Bend Republican Women's
Network: second Monday at 5:30
p.m., 502 W. Green St. E-mail:
Business Network International
(B.N.I): every Tuesday, 7:30-9 a.m.,
Hampton Inn. Visitors welcome.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2
p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second
Monday, 7 p.m., Jerkins Community
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Helping Hands of the Shelter:
every Tuesday, 6 p.m., chamber of
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of
Perry: second Thursday, 1:30 p.m.,
Forest Capital Hall. Call 838-3508 or
La Leche League International:
second Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor
County Public Library.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first
and third Fridays. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation:
second and fourth Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal
grounds, Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe:
first Saturday, Oak Hill Village on
Woods Creek Road.
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday,
Golden Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
Order of Confederate Rose
Chapter 8: meets every fourth
Thursday. Please call 838-2045.
Perry Parrothead Club: first
Wednesday, 6 p.m., Poppa Jim's; third
Wednesday, 6 p.m., The Timbers. Call
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 flosehead Junction.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP):
Thursday, 10 a.m., 502 N. Center
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday,
6 p.m., at the district building on
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. 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
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public
Taylor County Reef & Research
Team: second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest
Taylor County Senior Center:
Executive Board of Directors meeting,
every third Thursday.
Whole Child Taylor-Shared
Service Network: fourth Mon., 9
a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Monday,
8 p.m. and Thursday, 8 p.m. at the
Serenity House, 1824 N. Jefferson
Street. Call 672-1263 for more
Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: every second Tuesday,
at 7 p.m., First United Methodist
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m., Big
Bend Hospice office (107 E. Green).
Celebrate Recovery: a non-
recovery ministry meets Thursdays at
6 p.m., in the First Baptist Church
Youth Center (old Citizens Bank
building on the corner of Orange and
Narcotics Anonymous: Sunday,
7 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday,
7 p.m.; and Saturday, noon, at St.
James Episcopal Church, 1100 W.
Green St. (library). Call 223-2785.
Perry Winners Group of
Alcoholics Anonymous: Friday,
8 p.m.; Heritage House, 317 N.
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. Please call 672-0626.
AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS
Ladies Auxiliary: third Saturday, 10
a.m., at 8839 U.S. 19 South. Call 223-
American Legion Post #291:
second Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96: first
Tues., 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Sons of Confederate Veterans:
fourth Thursday at North Orange
Street. For information, call 584-5725
VFW Post #9225: second Tues.,
7 p.m. (American Legion building).
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STourism is important
to everyone in
By DAWN V.TAYLOR
Chamber of Commerce
As a resident of Florida, it's
almost impossible not to see
that tourism has an impact on
We see it everyday in the large
number of out-of-state license
plates on our roads. There's
evidence of it when we go to the
beach, a park or anywhere else
visiting vacationers are likely
to be found. We may recall
hearing it said somewhere that
tourism is Florida's biggest
But, unless you run a hotel,
operate an attraction or are
otherwise directly involved in
some enterprise that obviously
benefits tourism, you may feel
that tourism has no real impact
on you. In fact, you may feel
that tourists are more trouble
than they're worth. I'd like to
tell you how much our visitors
are worth, to each and every one
of us who live in Florida.
To begin, here are few facts
and figures. Last year, there
were a total of more than 75
million visitors to Florida.
That's more than three times
the number of in-state residents.
If nothing else, we need to be
nice to tourists because they
outnumber us! Now, these 75.6
million visitors didn't just pop
in for the afternoon and then
turn right around and go home.
On average, they spent between
five and seven nights in Florida.
There were, of course, some that
stayed longer, up to a month or
even more. But, no matter how
long they stayed in Florida,
all of them had something in
common. They spent money!
Lots and lots of money. Visitors
to the state generated just over
$51 billion in Florida's taxable
sales last year. That $51
billion represented one fifth or
20 percent of the state's total
taxable sales, far more than
any other single source. To put
this into perspective, it's twice
the annual income of the entire
Walt Disney organization and
four times the annual income of
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generosity of many individuals the fellowship hall, to Doctors'
and businesses in Taylor Memorial Hospital and Julie
County. Buckner for preparing the
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thank you to everyone who Memorial AME Church for
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Methodist Church for the use of
Family to grave thieves: we'll be watching
We're writing again about the
grave thieves. My daddy never
stole anything from anyone.
Now he has thieves robbing his
grave every chance they get.
We will find out who you are,
it's just a matter of time. Then
you can sit in jail and think
about what you did. It takes a
cold-hearted person to steal off
of people's graves. My daddy
said thieves will have their place
in the lake of fire. What did my
daddy ever do to you thieves)
for you to steal from him?
The little watch with no
wristband that you took, my
10-year-old son put it there
for his papa, and even he can't
understand why someone would
steal from someone that's
passed. The bird feeder you
took, it was only three dollars;
are you that hard up? The little
birds were a dollar.
Why don't you go to church
and get the thieving devil cast
out of you. Maybe then my
daddy can rest in peace. You
think you're lucky because you
haven't got caught, but your day
I did want everyone out there
to know, you were too scared to
face us. Get a job, do something
with your life besides being a
wimp and stealing from people
that can't stop you.
We're going to be watching
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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out for you at the cemetery; you
try to guess what time and day
we're not there.
Tina and Tonya Thomley
a stop to early
There should be a law.
The Sleep Wellness Institute
of West Allis, Wisc., reports that
100 million Americans have
some form of sleep disorder
which can affect their health.
I have awakened every two
hours since my oldest daughter
was born in 1967. Although
when the children were little,
awakening meant checking on
babies, making sure everything
is alright. Now, I just get up
every two hours. Should I not
get out of bed--I will not go
back to sleep.
So what does this have to do
with having a law?
I have never understood why
fishermen go fishing before
dawn. I presume they are
just sneaking up on the fish.
I will never understand why
landscapers and individuals
mow the lawn when the grass
is wet or mow a limerock
driveway. But most of all, I
think there should be a law that
no one mows a lawn before
seven in the morning--ever!
And while we are at it, there
should be a law that long bed
trucks should not angle park on
Washington Street behind the
courthouse, because the trucks
stick out into the driving lane
and we must swing out in the
opposite lane to pass safely.
S" r A wise old
Sowl sat on
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" " By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
One hot summer day, I found myself
working in my rose garden, pulling
weeds and doing so with abundant
caution. I have seen a black snake
in that garden before. In fact, I've
watched him slide his body in the
circular shape of the garden, right
underneath the rim, so he looks like the
This snake seems to be a genetic
descendant from the Garden of Eden,
both in shape, disposition and intent.
Always, before I jump the small
courtyard wall to gain entry to the
garden, I beat the bushes fiercely with
a broom. I turn on the water. I have
even considered an air horn by which I
would announce, "I am about to enter
the garden. I repeat, I am about to enter
the garden. If you are an unauthorized
visitor, please depart the premises
now." But I figured that would just
prompt concern from nearby neighbors.
So on this day, after beating the
outlying junipers and turning on the
water, I jumped in and watched my
every step...carefully, very carefully.
It's difficult to have 360 vision when
you bend down, pulling up weeds which
are rooted somewhere in China.
But as the sweat descended my nose
and my 180-degree range of view
showed no serpents in the garden, I
felt the Alfred Hitchcock sensation of
a creature flying over me. I looked out
to the front yard and could see the
shadow of his wingspan.
All I could consider is that there
was, indeed, one living pre-historic
pterodactyl and he was coming for me.
Instead, when I looked up, I saw an owl
with the wingspan of a 747 jet. To be
sure, the black snake missed his chance
to eat me in one strike because my eyes
were now fixed upon the underside of
this owl whose feathers were beautiful,
but whose talons looked efficient in a
Then the owl made a banking motion
and returned to a nearby oak tree where
he sat upon a limb and looked intently
at me. He had my undivided attention.
Even now, weeks later, we continue
to look at each other...but I've begun
talking to him. He hasn't said anything
I have found this communication
with the owl to be very insightful. He
is wise, I'm sure of it. I need wisdom, I
am sure of it. I think God sent the owl
to look at me and cause me to stop, to
think, to cease to fret.
For in his presence, I am in awe.
The owl is almost a daily visitor
now, arriving quietly usually in the
late afternoon. We've noticed a
considerable decrease in the lizard
thinking this .
bird of prey -
could be credited with that population
It worries me, however, that he's
hunting in a baited field, for I feed my
songbirds and have loved the presence
of cardinals and mockingbirds, wrens
and doves. He can have the two million
When the owl appears, the other birds
go deep into the pine tree recesses
of our ipro0ety �and si't very quietly.
Perhaps they need that time to rest, too.
What I've found most compelling
about the owl is his range of
expressions--I never knew owls were so
animated. If I tilt my head to the left,
while looking at him, he will sometimes
mimic me. And if I crouch down,
he'll crane his neck to keep his eye on
me. Then, when all seems so normal,
he'll turn that head of his almost 360
degrees and I feel an Alfred Hitchcock
He never reminded me of the
husband until one day when I was in
deep conversation with him. This owl
knows all my secrets because I have
found him trustworthy. I was telling
him, in a rather plaintive voice, about
the worries of the day and how I could
use his perspective some 25 feet above
I looked at him and he winked like
I've never been able. He actually closed
one of his beautiful brown eyes slowly
and completely, without squinting the
"How did you do that?" I said to the
owl in the tree.
Then, the next thing I knew, he closed
the other eye.
Right there on the tree limb, in the
middle of the yard, in the middle of
the day, he closed both his eyes and
I could have enjoyed that moment
but instead I stood there, wondering
if the owl might fall. I felt obligated,
responsible, concerned. And that's
when the wise old owl made such a fool
out of me.
He wasn't going to fall.
I could stand there if I wanted to, but
it was all for naught.
So on those days, when I continue to
stand upon this earth waiting for the
sky to fall, I think about the owl and
remember: even if the sky falls, I can't
So enjoy the sky, learn from the owls
and watch out for the snakes. Some
days, the entire universe makes sense.
Letters to the Editor
Taylor Made Sing sponsors thanked
On June 12, the Taylor Made
Sing was held at the First United
Methodist Church Fellowship
This wonderful event,
benefiting Big Bend Hospice,
Ai;. mdde possible through the
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Visitors to Florida paid $3
billion in sales taxes in '08
provided the music at Big Bend Hospice's Taylor Made Sing.
Continued from page 2
the McDonald's Corporation.
"That's all very nice," you
may be thinking to yourself,
"but I don't remember much of
that money winding up in my
Well, think again. Every
dollar spent by out-of-state
visitors to Florida circulates
through every part of the state's
But what about the people
who are in the tourism business?
They have a bit of an economic
impact, too. Their total payroll
was over $16 billion in the
course of the year. That was
money they used for houses,
cars, furniture, food and toys for
When you say, "economic
development," most people
think of manufacturing plants
or corporate offices. They get
real excited when a company
comes to a single community
and offers to hire a few hundred
Appreciation given to volunteers, participants
TAYLOR MADE SING
Continued from page 2
St. John's Christian Fellowship
Church for preparing the
desserts and youth at St. John's
Christian Fellowship Church
for all their help with the chance
drawings and door prizes.
Thanks also to Aaron
Portwood who was the master of
ceremonies and Frog Courtney
and Jim Frostick who served as
The music of Crimson Flow
made for a very special evening
More than 80 businesses
and individuals generated a
record amount of donations to
help meet Big Bend Hospice
patient care needs in Taylor
A big thanks goes to those
who bid on the auction items.
The bidding was brisk and at
times highly competitive but
the winning bidders received a
double reward--a good deal for
a great cause.
Our sincere appreciation
is also extended to Perry
Newspapers, Inc., for helping
to get the word out to the
community about this wonderful
On behalf of the Taylor
County Big Bend Hospice
Advisory Council and staff,
thanks to each and everyone
who donated, sponsored,
participated, attended and
supported the Taylor Made
people. In tourism, we have an
industry that is offering to hire
several thousand people all over
Also, when visitors make
purchases in Florida, they pay
taxes. Last year, they paid lots
of taxes, more than three billion
dollars in state sales taxes. Part
of these tax dollars were used to
build, maintain and improve our
roads, extend water and sewer
systems and other parts of the
public infrastructure directly
impacted by tourism.
This in a nutshell, is what
tourism means to the economic
well being of every Florida
resident. Tourism injects
billions of dollars a year into
our economy. It produces
thousands of jobs.
So the next time you see some
out-of-state visitors enjoying
the fun we have to offer here
in Taylor County, Florida, you
might take a moment and tell
them how glad you are they're
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Callie Blanton Benefit Garage Sale and
Rafle Saturday, July 18 from 7 a.m. -2
p.m. at Taylor Storage Center 3498 Hwy
19 South. Furniture, clothing, books,
knick-knacks, linens, dishes,
electronics, etc., Sponsered by the
Department of Corrections and Taylor
Garage Sale Saturday, July 10, 8 a.m. -
1 p m. 513 N. Orange St. Rain or Shine
vwee covered. Sharp "view cam"
(video), RCA 8mm Video camera,
power, hand and air tools, TV's,
pressure washer, Brothers typewriter.
HP Scan Jet 3200c scanner, e-
machine key board, Christmas
decorations, some animated, buy the
lot. K' ich, much more. Some fabrics,
just get it out of here. Some furniture.
Please come to a Friends of Dog and
Kitty City, Inc. benefit indoor garage
sale Saturday, August 1, from 8 to 11
a.m. at 802 S. Washington St. Call 584-
6800 to donate or preview sale items.
PEAS, PEAS, PEAS
Acres, zippers, purple hulls and
utterbeans. Place order before noon
on Wednesday. $29.00/bushelled. Call
584-7373 and leave message.
1304 South Jefferson St.
with Sonny's BBQ.
Monday - Friday
except for inclament weather.
Is your computer slow? Service &
Sales of new and used computers.
Service available in your home
Chainsaw for sale. New 14 inch cut.
Extra chain. $120 584-6574.
Hilton Action Sports!
Come in for all your paintball needs.
Across from the courthouse. 850-584-
4386. In the building with Advanced
Computer repair. New and used
computers with your data transfer
included. Repairs available at your
home or business. 838-1683.
Real nice 27 ft. 5-wheel travel trailer
w/bunk beds and big full bed and big
slide-out. $5,000 O.B.O. 321-662-5539
WANT TO BUY
Old Taylor County & Jerkins
Old Silver Coins
Old Comic Books
Used Furniture (LR, DR, BR)
Taylor County Memorabilia
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Got Junk Cars, Truck?
I buy Scrap Metals!!
State Certified Scales
Used & Repo Mobile Homes. Prestige
Home Centers Chiefland, Open On
Sunday 12 to 5.800-477-2492 or 352-
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Sunday 12 to 5 800-477-2492 or 352-
If you have lost a pet, be sure to check 7/1 PH
the Taylor County Animal Shelter at
AKC registered pug puppies. Current
shots & health certificates. $450 each.
If interested call: 850-843-3484 or 850-
If you're looking for a pet, be sure to
check the Taylor County Animal Shelter
Registered Toy Rat Terrier puppies.
First shots and health certificates.
$200. Call 352-215-3816.
3 Brindle Bulldog puppies w/shots. 4
months old. Free to a good home. 843-
8264 or 843-7126.
LOW PRICES - best deal around. Bring
any competitor's offer and we will beat
it. We are the low price super center at
Ironwood Homes of Perry 838-9090
Time is running out! $$8,000
Government Stimulus Tax Credit. Call
for info - Prestige Home Centers Open
on Sunday 12 to 5. 800-477-2492 or
Single wide 2 bedroom, 1 bath for sale.
New sheet rock, new shower, and bath
and vanity. Asking $4,000. O.B.O. 850-
Prestige Home Centers has EZ
Financing available! Call for your free
credit check today! Open Sundays 12
to 5 800-477-2492 or 352-493-2492.
Super Savings - Homes are being sold
right now at unbelievable savings. Only
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NO DOWN PAYMENT for land owners
(even if you still owe money on your
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Open Sundays 12 to 5 800-477-2492
Trade-ins welcome, no down payment
for land owners! Call Prestige Home
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Last One - only one 16x80 at this price.
Delivered and set-up within 50 miles for
Only $19,990. Our prices can't be beat
at Ironwood Homes of Perry. 838-9090.
2 bedroom/ 2 bath double wide for
lease. $600 mo. $300 deposit. Will
consider owner finance with $5,000
down. Set on 1.1 acre. 850-223-2477.
2 bedroom 1 bath mobile home. Large
front porch, central Heat/AC, Just in city
limits. Not in park. $450 month, 1st, last
and deposit. 850-303-2231.
2 bedroom/1 bath apartment for rent.
No pets, 1st & security. $500 month.
2 bedroom, 2 bath home near Keaton
Beach. $700 per month plus deposit,
includes utilities. Adults only, pets extra.
Taking applications for 2 rentals 3 BR/2
. B mobile homes located in Everetts
Mobile Home Park. $300 deposit rent
$500 and $575. Water, sewer and
garbage included in rent. 584-7094.
Apply in person Monday through
Wednesday Ask for Ms. Betty
Steinhatchee Place Resort - Furnished
1 and 2 bedroom Condos for Rent.
$600-$750. Included in price - Cable,
internet and hot tub in Steinhatchee.
REDUCED PRICE - 1 & 2 Bedroom
Apartments and 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
HOUSE - All have just been refinished
and ready to occupy. 1st Months rent
and Security deposit required. Must
have- godd cedith and' ffernce's. No61
pets allowed. Please call 850-584-6666
ext. 407 for details.
207 South Hinley St. Perry 2 bed/1 Ba.
Big lot in good area. $595 rent. Call
$199 MOVE-IN SPECIAL
For Basic to Market renters. 1,2, or 3
BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments. HUD vouchers considered
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Equal Housing Opportunity. Office
hours are 8:00-5:00 Mon.- Thurs. Call
850-584-5668.709 W. Church St. Perry,
FL 32348. TDD 711.
Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from Monthly $545
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Westgate Rooms available for rent.
Refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable,
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Rentals north of Perry;
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Southern Villas of Perry
Looking For Applicants!
Rental assistance available. HUD
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hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.
Call 850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315
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Homes: 2 bedroom, 1 bath block home
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Classified ads are $5 for 25 words or less and .10 each additional
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TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF
Field Superintendent $27,248-$30,659
(depending on experience and
FF/Paramedic $11.44 hr. (full-time
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Please review job description and
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Applications must be returned to
Workforce. Taylor County Board of
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General Manager-The Big Bend Water
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Authority in Dixie and Taylor Counties,
is now accepting applications for its
General Manager position. Previous
management in the planning,
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Successful applicant will be hired
contingent upon successful checks of
references and criminal history as well
as a drug screen. Applications must be
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firstname.lastname@example.org. For more
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Looking for experienced technician.
Must have clean driving record. Send
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and dryer. Central heat/air (new unit
installed last year) with over an acre.
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financing available. Please call (386)
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overdrive, ice cold AC, new brakes and
everything else as needed, good color.
2002 Honda Civic Great condition.
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1991 Toyota Camry. Cold A/C, new
rubber, adult owned $1500 O.B.. 850-
223-1814 or 371-1682
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black. $6,000 OBO. 584-2270.
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4
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47,200 miles. $16,000 or best offer. Call
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2002 Freedom Craft 16'x7' Airboat and
Trailer with rod boxes, stainless steel
rigging, new seats and seat covers. 472
Cadillac engine. $10,000. 850-672-
0366 (days) or 850-584-3047 (nights).
Motor home, 26 ft. Class C '79 Dodge
Cruise Master. 318, ice cold roof air,
new tires and everything else as
needed. TV, microwave, etc. $2,500.
Real nice 27 ft. 5-wheel travel trailer
w/bunk beds and big full bed and big
slide-out. $5,000 O.B.O. 321-662-5539
1988 12' Alumicraft jonboat with 15 HP
Mercury and new galvanized trailer,
runs perfect, ready to fish. $1200 OBO.
584-8563 or (352)356-0268.
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Bush Hog for small tractor
Harrows for small tractor
Kuhn 55 multi disk Hay Mower
Electronic Welding Mask
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2006 Suzuki 300 4-wheeler. 5 speed
manual, 2 sets rear wheels, 4 stroke.
Fast and fun. $1600 or trade for truck or
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Tree Service/Stump Grinding
*Tree Trimming/Bucket Truck
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Also, Bobcat Work Done
Root Rake, Grabbler, Front End
Loader for Excavation/ Cleanup, (850)-
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Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
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Florida Department of Health Job Opportunity
Taylor County Health Department has an opening for a
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This position performs direct nursing care working
in Primary Care, Women's Health, STD, and
Obstetrical care clinics. This is a Supervisory position
that is responsible for clinic management and the
supervision of nursing staff.
Minimum Qualifications: RN - Currently licensed by the State of Florida,
Current BLS certification. 1-3 years supervisory experience preferred.
Please apply on-line at: https://jobs.myflorida.com.
Refer To requisition number 6405495. Position closing date 8/1/09.
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Water/Sewer Hook-Ups Available
Complete Set-Up Service & Anchoring,
Dirt Pads & Tree Service
Tear Down & Removal, Releveling,
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Most repairs done in home,
The owner of the property at
6724 Rosenberg Lane, Taylor
County, will not be held liable
for anyone trespassing on this
privately owned property of
6.12 acres. Trespassers will be
entering at their own risk. Four
(4) No Tresspassing signs have
been posted and violators will
be prosecuted. All persons
entering this property must
have pre-authorization, in
writing, from the owner or they
will be considered
an Order if Summary Final Judgment
of foreclosure dated June 15, 2009
and entered in Case No.
622008CA000895XXXXXX of the
Circuit Court in and for Taylor County,
Florida, wherein Wachovia Mortgage
Corporation is Plaintiff and Firoz
Ahmed Sarker; Catherine Redding;
Myriam Sarker; unknown Tenant No.
1; Unknown Tenant No. 2 and All
Unknown Parties claiming interests
by, through, under or against a
named defendant to this action, or
having claiming to have any right,
Title or interest in the property herein
described, are defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at on the front steps of the
Taylor County Courthouse, 108 N,
Jefferson Street, Perry, FL 32347 at
Taylor County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m,
on the 23rd day of July, 2009, the
following described property as set
forth in said Order or Final Judgment,
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST (NE)
CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SECTION 36,
TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 7 EAST
FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE RUN S 0 DEGREES 40' 08" W
ALONG THE FORTY ACRE LINE 1331.80
FEET TO A POINT OF THE NORTHERLY
R/W LINE OF ROBERTS AMAN ROAD;
THENCE RUN N 74 DEGREES 29' 50" W
ALONG SAID NORTHERLY R/W LINE
111.88 FEET TO THE P.C.. OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE RUN S 85 DEGREES
15' 10" W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY
R/W LINE 9.39 FEET; THENCE RUN N 0
DEGREES 44' 59" E 1254.50 FEET TO A
POINT OF THE FORTY ACRE LINE;
THENCE RUN 89 DEGREES 01' 03" E
ALONG SAID FORTY ACRE LINE 531.51
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
SAID LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING
IN TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated at Perry, Florida, on June 17,
Annie Mae Murphy
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Marti Lee
CONCERNING FAIR HOUSING As Deputy Clerk
On November 6, 1980, the City Smith, Hatt & Diaz, P.A.
Council of the City of Perry, Florida Attorneys for Plaintiff
adopted Ordinance No. 431, which PO Box 11438
established the policy of the City to Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
promote equal opportunity to obtain Telephone: (954)564-0071
adequate housing by all persons, 7/15, 7/22
regardless of race, color, age, PUBLIC HEARING
religion, ancestry, sex, place of birth, APPEAL FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION
handicap or national origin. On The City of Perry Board ofLEAdustment
September 25, 1990, the City Council and Appeals will hold public hearing
Ordinance No. 600f Perry, Faridmending in the City Council meeting room,
Ordinance No. 431 to add familial Perry, Florida on Monday, August 3,
status as a protected class from 2009thereafter as6:15 possible, to hear an
discrimination in the sale or rental of thappereal by Lndfter as possible, to hear an
housing. ranteal by Lnda L, Ingram to be
These ordinances are available for granted a Special Exception to
public inspection at the Office of the permit a Child Care Center at the
City Manager, City Hall located at property described below:
224 South Jefferson Street, Perry, Legal Description: North 38.5 feet
Florida 32347, Monday through Friday of Lot 60 and the South 38.5 feet of
between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to Lot 45,
1 200!P.M. and 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Block 11 of the Original Town of Perry.
Any bggrieved person may file a Also known as tax
complaint of a housing discrimination Parcel Number 24-04-07-03870-000
complaint of a housing discrimination e:Location of Property: 311 North
Florida Commission on Human Center Street
Relations Notice is hereby given, pursuant to
325 John Knox Road, Bldg. F, Suite 240 Florida Statutes 286.0105, that any
Tallahassee, Florida 32303-4149 person deciding to appeal any
Toll-free Telephone: 1-800-342-8170 decision of the Board of Adustment
or .rri)' , rg with respect to any matter
U.S. Department of Housing and considered at the meeting will need
Urban Development a record of the meeting and may
rb451 Seventh Street, SW. need to ensure that verbatim record
Washington, D.C, 20410 of the proceedings is made; which
Toll-free Telephone: 1-800-424-8590 record Includes the testimony and
Tol-free Telephone 8- evidence upon which the appeal is
To request information or assistance to bevidene upon which the appeal isd
locally, you may contact Robert A, to be based.
Brown, Jr., City Manager, at City Hall ATTEST:A.Brown,
or telephone (850) 584-7161. Robert y Manage, Brown,
In the Circuit Court for Taylor County,
Florida, Civil Division
Case No. 622008CA000895XXXXXX
Wachovia Mortgage Corporation,
Firoz Ahmed Sarker, et al.,
NOTICE. OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
F m - m
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
For the purpose of Section
147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code
of 1986. as amended, notice Is
hereby given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Taylor
County, Florida (the "Board"), will
conduct a public hearing on
Monday, August 3, 2009, at 6:20 p.m.
or as soon thereafter as practicable,
in the Board of County
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Commissioners meeting room,
located at 201 E, Green Street, Perry,
Florida 32347, to consider the
approval of a plan of finance to
provide capital including the
issuance from time to time by the
Escambla County Housing Finance
Authority (the "Authority"), on behalf
of Taylor County and other
participating counties, of not
exceeding $300,000,000 Single Family
Mortgage Revenue Bonds in multiple
series from time to time.
The proceeds of such
bonds together with funds from other
sources available to the Authority, will
be used to finance, or refund
outstanding obligations, the
proceeds of which will be used to
finance the purchase of single family
residences to be occupied primarily
by first-time home buyers of
moderate, middle or lesser income
within Taylor County, Florida and
various other counties in the State of
The bonds and interest
thereon shall not constitute a debt or
indebtedness of the Authority within
the meaning of any provisions or
limitations of the statutes or
Constitution of the State of Florida,
Taylor County, Florida, or other
participating counties or housing
finance authorities, but will be
payable solely from payments made
from the revenues generated from
the housing program.
All persons are advised
that, If they decide to appeal any
decision made at this public hearing,
they will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record Includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal Is to be based.
At the time and place
fixed for said public hearing persons
who appear will be given an
opportunity to express their views for
or against the proposal to Issue sold
bonds, and any written comments
received by the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, ex-offlcio clerk to the Board
will be considered.
In accordance with the
Americans With Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special
accommodation to participate In
the proceeding should contact the
Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners' Office no later than
seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding at 201 E. Green Street.
Perry, Florida, 32347; Telephone: (850)
Chairman, Board of County
Taylor County, Florida
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY,
CASE NO. 09-179-CA
TAYLOR COUNTY HABITAT FOR
HUMANITY, INC., a Florida not for
ANNIE RUTH WILLIAMS, if alive and if
deceased; the Estate of ANNIE RUTH
WILLIAMS, the decedent's unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors and oil other parties
claiming by, through, under or
against him; the unknown spouses,
heirs,. devisees, grantees and
creditors of deceased persons, and
all other parties claiming by, through,
under or against them; and all
unknown natural persons If alive, and
if dead or not known to be dead or
alive, their several and respective
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through or under
those unknown natural persons; and
the several and respective unknown
assigns, successors In Interest, trustees
or any other person claiming by,
through, under or against any
corporation or other legal entity
named as defendant; and all
claimants, persons; or parties, natural
or corporate, or whose exact legal
status is unknown, claiming under
any of the above-named or
described defendants or parties
claiming to have any right, title or
Interest in and to the lands and
property hereinafter described,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that ANNIE
MAE MURPHY, Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Taylor County, Florida, will on
the 28TH day of JULY, 2009, at 11:00
a.m. at the front door of the Taylor
County courthouse In the City of
Perry, Florida, offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash, the following
described property situated in Taylor
County, Florida, to-wit:
Parcel I.D. # 26-04-07-05145-500
LOT 21 OF BLOCK E, SPRING LAKE
HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION
ACCORDING TO PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
79 TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA PUBLIC
pursuant to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered In a case
pending In said Court, the style of
which is as set out above, and the
docket number of which Is 09-179-
CA. Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, If any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the is pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
WITNESS my hand and the official
seal of said Court, this 1st day of July.
ANNIE MAE MURPHY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida
By: Leandra Borklund
Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: August 4, 2009
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the above date for approval of said
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at ths school board meeting. The
public Is Invited to attend to express
their opinions/concerns, The public
hearing will be held at the
Administrative Complex, School
Board Meeting Room, 318 North
Clark Street, Perry, Florida, at 7:00
p.m. A copy of this policy may be
obtained from the Superintendent's
Superintendent of Schools
B-6 Tawo Times July 15, 2009
HEAVY WESTERN BEEF
(or BONELESS $5.99b.)
(or BONELESS $5.99 lb.)
BOSTON BUTT ROAST
HEAVY WESTERN WHOLE BEEF
SIRLOIN TIP OR EYE ROUND
(CUT & WRAPPED FREE)
$ 22 B.
U.S.D.A. INSPECTED PORK
COUNTRY STYLE RIBS
HEAVY WESTERN BEEF
SIRLOIN TIP OR EYE
$2 49 L.
U.S.D.A. INSPECTED BONELESS U.S.D.A. INSPECTED U.S.D.A. INSPECTED
CHICKEN BREAST COVERED WAGON CATFISH
TENDERS SLICED BACON NUGGETS
$219. $1490..O $179
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