One more day to cHp..*
Local schools request that Box
Tops be turned in by Oct. 22 so
they can be processed before the
deadline. Schools can earn up to
$20,000 each year by collecting
and sending in Box Tops. Drop-
off boxes are located around
town (at Winn Dixie, Fairpoint
Community Federal Credit
Union, Taylor County Public
Library and Walmart) or Box Tops
can be turned in directly to Perry
Primary, Taylor County
':ot ddleoSrc ISch lor
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at the Friends of the Taylor
County Public Library meeting on
Monday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 to
Moore, who was born in Live
Oak and now lives in
Tallahassee, is the author of two
children's books, "Marvin the
Magnificent Nubian Goat" and
"Busy Bumble Bee Rides the
Waves," which are illustrated by
Tallahassee artist Michael
The program will be held at the
library and the community is
invited to attend.
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Florida Guardian.Ad Litem will
hold an orientation for local
volunteers today (Wednesday) |
from 10-11 a.rh. at the Taylot-1
b County Senior Center. -
"Learn how to be a voice for a
child who has been abandoned ,'
neglected or abused. No
previous experience is required.
You can make an enormous
difference in the life of a child,"
To become a voice for local
en A (M) W.
The annual Veteran's Day
luncheon will be held at Forest
Capital State Park (Heritage
Pavilion) Wednesday, Nov.11.
While the Taylor County Board
of County Commissioners funds
a portion of this event, an
additional $1,500 is needed,
according to Veterans Service
Officer Joe Collins.
To make a donation, please
contact Collins at 838-3513.
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Two former correctional
officers facing misdemeanor
battery allegations have entered
into an agreement with the
State Attorney's Office and
stand to have all charges
Rionodo Brown and Timothy
Twiggs were arrested in
January following an alleged
incident that occurred Sept. 22,
2008, at Taylor Correctional
Two other officers, Donald
Fittje Jr. and Gary Griffin were
also arrested for. the same
alleged incident; the state
attorney's office dropped the
charges against Fittje in June of
his year. Griffin is taking his
case to a jury, with a trial slated
The Florida Department of
terminated the employment of
all four officers and also stated
that each would be decortified.
Twiggs, who had attained the
rank of captain, had been
employed by the DOC since
April 1992; Fittje since March
2003; and b6th Griffin and
Brown since MGy 2003 (all
three were ranking wrgeanl0
Brown and Twiggs inked an
agreement with the state
attorney's office on Oct. 5,
agreeing to the following
statements and conditions:
1. The office of the State
Attorney for the Third Judicial
Circuit filed charges in these
cases based upon evidence,
testimony and an investigative
report completed by the
Inspector Generals Office for
the Florida Department of
2. Upon further
investigation, the parties have
determined that the evidence,
testimony and report provided
by the Florida Department of
Corrections did not accurately
PIGaSe see page 6
The Perry Police
Department's investigation into
the murder of Andre Lantario
White. 38. continues with
detectives following up leads
and waiting for evidence
reports from the crime lab.
Big Bend Crimestoppers has
teamed up with the department
to offer a cash reward of up to
51.000 for information about
the shooting, which occurred at
white's home (222 But falo
A family member discovered
White's body on his front porch
around 9 a.m. Oct. 6. His death
has been ruled a homicide.
Police are asking anyone
with information about the
shouting or who may have been
in the area of the home benican
de hours of 2:30-5:30 a.m.. to
call Crime Stoppers toll-free at
1888; 521-1113. All callers
'nay remain anonymous.
inue modu.ned from Tavior
County High School in 1990
and worked at Gilman Building
Products for nearly 11 years,
He was described by ftunily
and friends as a "hard worker,
who always had something
good to say."
He was also known in the
community for his artistic
talents. pamting backdrops for
local hinhda.1 parties and other
He was found shot on the
front porch of the home he
shared with his grandmother,
close to his mother's residence
on Buffalo Drive. Det. Dwight
Norris and Det. David Gorby,
along with agents from the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, are handling the
it'S a celebration!
Florida Forest Festival royals--Junior Miss Maisie Wilson, Little King J.T.
Tucker and Little Queen Jakayla Sellers--invite you to join them for Taylor
County's 54th annual tribute to the forest industry. A full calendar of events
begins tonight (Wednesday) with the opening of the festival carnival, followed by
fireworks Thursday, a Kids Parade Friday and the King Tree Parade Saturday,
In a move mirroring one
made this summer by the City
of Perry, the Taylor County
Commission has opted not
to renew its commercial
solid waste contract with Waste
The current five-year
contract expires in January
2010 and included a one-time
automatic renewal clause for an
additional five years.
In September, however, the
voted to forego the renewal
clause and go out for bids.
At that meeting, a
representative from another
Contractors. Inc.--asked the
commission to allow them a
chance to bid.
At their Oct. 5 meeting,
commissioners approved a
request for proposals (RFP) for
a new contract.
According to the RFP, the
contract would be for
approximately 200 commercial
clients in the county. All
businesses are required to
utilize a container for refuse
Bids must be received by the
county on Monday, Nov. 5, at 4
p.m. and later that day, at its
regular board meeting, the
commission will open the bids
at 6:15 p.m.
When the City of Perry
sought bids earlier this year,
council members ultimately
went with Waste Pro. but with
an estimated 30 percent rate
increase for commercial
The increase held true as
predicted by officials when the
council opted to put the service
to an open bid in March.
At that time. City Manager
Bob Brown recommended that
the city extend its contract with
Waste Pro and thus lock in a
"During our talks with Waste
Pro, we found that the
collection rates currently
charged are on average 30
percent lower than rates being
charged to neighboring
communities. I doubled
checked all those numbers and
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fireWOrks this Thursday
Celebrating the Florida Forest Festival with a bang, the annual "fabulous"
fireworks display will be held at Perry-Foley Airport Thursday, Oct. 22,
beginning at dusk. Come on out and enjoy the show, festival organizers are
urging the community. The festival carnival opens today and will continue through
County seeks bids on commercial trash pick-up
Does comp plan
land use needs?
The Taylor County Commission will soon consider a periodic
update to the county's comprehensive plan.
The county is required by state statutes to "adopt an evaluation
and appraisal report (EAR) once every seven years assessing the
progress in implementing the local government's comprehensive
According to the Florida Department of Community Affairs
(DCA), the report "evaluates how successful a community has
been in addressing major community land use planning issues
through implementation of its comprehensive plan. Based on this
evaluation, the report suggests how the plan should be revised to
better address community objectives, changing conditions and
trends affecting the community, and changes in state
On Monday, Nov. 2, the commission will consider an
amendment to the county's comprehensive plan to implement the
suggestionsin thereport.The Taylor County Planmog Board voted
unanimously earlier this month to recommend the commission
approve the amendment.
The commission will hold a public hearing at 6:10 p.m.
If the commission approves the amendment on Nov. 2, it will be
transmitted to DCA for review and then returned to the county for
County Planning Director Danny Griner said most of the
changes included in the amendment are cosmetic and word-
smithing. In some cases, it adds languages approved in previous
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By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
In the throes of publishing last We felt better to have one more
week's Taco Times, an antique piece of set of hands, and one more heart, in
equipment which we fondly referred to this issue. After all, it was National
asthe"plateburner"breatheditslast. Newspaper Week and he's a former
The rest of us stood around and deadline-making newspaperman and
gasped for breath too. publisher. He understood our anguish.
An electrician came to breathe life The clock ticked loudly, as it did in the
into it, but after hours of trouble- husband's favorite movie, "High Noon.
shooting, pronounced it dead on the Minutes passed with a thumping tick-
scene. An autopsy commenced. tock as we wondered how this problem
Newspapers are traditionally would end.
sympathetic to other newspapers-in- Marc called back. Okay, he said,
need, so the Chiefland Citizen came resigned to the situation. I'm leaving
to our aid with its plate burner, and, tonight and I'll drive it as far as I can
even though we were late, our midweek tonight, and try to make it back to
editions hit the street before.. the Fanama.City by, Saturday night. You
evening news came on the t.v. can meet me there and drive it to Perry."
But a 10-hour search for replacement And then he said something profound:
piece of equipment produced no easy "I'm glad I can help."
answers on Wednesday. In fact, the I was astounded, but mostly, I was
search continued into Thursday with deeply grateful. I knew this was the last
ink representatives and newspaper thing in the world that Marc wanted to
friends helping out. The husband aged be doing.
10 years in those two days. "He cancelled his flight, and he's
Because on Thursday, we were in the going to drive it from Richmond?" I
same terrible predicament, and had to asked the husband again, just to make
travel back to Chiefland to burn plates sure he heard correctly.
for the Perry News-Herald. "Yeah," he affirmed. "The truck
Friday, the phone fury continued, doesn't have cruise control, and it has
along with an Internet search, as we a governor which keeps it from going
looked desperately for the silver lining over 55 miles per hour, but Marc's
in this cloud. leaving now...headed this way."
That silver lining's name is Mare. There are some good deeds for which
I've found one in Richmond, Mo., you can never repay a person. This is
said a newspaper friend named Cody. One of those.
"We've plugged it in, burned a plate, and "What can we get him?" I asked the
it should be fine. The only problem is husband. "A key to the city?"
getting it from Richmond, Mo. to Perry, "I think the nicest thing we can do
Fla. It's Friday afternoon, 4 p.m., and I is never call him again, asking for a
can't find a truck driver who will touch favor," he said, and I agreed. This one
it until Monday." was good for life.
"I've got to have it Monday morning Even though Marc's not my husband,
at 8," said the husband. or my brother, or my child, I found
There was a moment of silence on the myself praying him through Missouri
phone lines and then Cody asked, "How and into Florida.
much does Marc love you?" He bumped down the road for 900
"Why?" the husband said. miles, and took every bump in stride,
"Because he's up there at a newspaper despite his preference for first class in
meeting. I'm not going to ask him to contrast to his current situation.
rent a U-Haul and drive it 900 miles, "The radio in this thing sounds like a
but you can." bee in a can," he said.
The husband didn't hesitate. This Saturday night around 9 p.m., he
friend of ours, who once published called to say that he was within an
newspapers in Louisiana, now hovers hour of his home in Panama City.
on the brokering edge of the industry-- Arrangements were made for a Sunday
making newspaper deals, firing people morning hand-off, involving the son
when others can't, or making nice and the husband.
with people who have resources and He was gracious, and ended the
publications. delivery with a handshake.
The husband called him. The husband Late that afternoon, the plate burner
told him our horrible dilemma. The arrived in my driveway.
husband asked him to rent a U-Haul At precisely that moment, the heat
anddrive900miles. pump went out on our e-year-o
"Say what?" Marc said from his heating/air conditioning unit at the
executive suite. Surely we have some house.
other options. Surely there is someone The temperatures that night plunged
in the state of Missouri who wants to into the low 40s, high 30s. It was cold.
drive this thing to you. I can't be your Who should we call?
only hope. Give me some time." Not Mare.
A-2 TaCO TitleS October 21, 2009
I live in Palatka and I've
been getting your local paper
for several years, thanks to my
Aunt Mary who gives me the
subscription every year for my
birthday. I couldn't get a better
I always look forward to
reading Deborah's article about
Shady Grove and oh yes, get
a favorite recipe, Even my co-
workers look forward to her
I had noticed, for several
weeks, the article wasn't in the
paper. I mentioned to one of my
co-workers that something must
be wrong with Deborah, it's
not like her to end the weekly
stories without letting us know.
Then, I took out the Sept. 9
issue, which I had in my desk
drawer at work, and there was
her article and the answer.
I read the article and one
of my co-workers read the
article. We were both glad that
she decided to stay in Shady
Grove and continue to write the
You see, I too am from Shady
Grove. My heart yearns to go
of the quite country and the
people I love so dearly. Most
of the people are my family.
Deborah, I know the love and
connection you have for Shady
Grove and its people. They are
some of the greatest people in
the world. You, like me, saw
your grandparents clear and
farm the land, the sweat dripping
from their brow into the soil.
All the families in Shady Grove
loved each other and shared that
respect for the land.
Deborah, you keep your
land and home and continue to
write your column. You inspire
people here in Palatka.
Oh, yes...this is your Aunt
Nell. I have a picture of you,
Glen and your two first cousins,
Angie and Christy, on a shelf
in my dining room. Ya'lls Papa
Everett was holding Christy and
Angie. You were, maybe, nine
My co-workers and I would
like a couple good recipes for
Love to Shady Grove from
it appears to be. I feel that I need
to put this last thought in.
Shouldn't there be term limits
on the public offices. Maybe
it would eliminate a candidate
thinking the office is theirs and
any opposition to them is an
enemy:of the state. Sometimes
I have an opinion and it's the
way I feel. That doesn't mean
that I'm against America; it
means I am a part of this great
nation just like the people that
go to Washington. Just maybe
with term limits. when a person
steps down from public service
they might resemble the person
they were, when they were first
Just Plain and Simple
Heart Land. USA
Robert L. Durham
r lan do
The wheels on the buses
go round and round. from
California to Orlando with the
Tea Party Express 2.
What is this all about, you
ask? Well, we think we have
been Taxed Enough Already
and one of our goals is to oppose
the expansion of government
via unconstitutional means
and legislation that is nearly
impossible to understand and
These are not black, white,
Republican or Democrat issues.
They are American issues.
The goals of the Tea Party
rallies are to inspire all
Am icems to do n v lenn"
way and by lawful means to
educate everyone about what is
happening to our country.
The Tea Party Express
i:s leaving California and
headed to Nevada, Oregon,
Washington, Montana, South
Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado,
Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas,
** Please see page 6
On Sept. 30 our representative
to Washington, the Honorable
Allen Boyd made the news.
He and his wife are separating.
Don't want to be husband and
wife anymore. Is it possible
that we have done.titis'fellow a
disservice giving him too much
responsibility that changed his
I would imagine when he
made his debut as a politician he
presented pictures of his family
and what a good father and
husband he was. We should have
thought about what our political
system could do to an honest
person. The long hours away
from family and the farm seem
to have taken their toll.
I want to believe that his
intentions were noble, not for
greed for power and notoriety.
What was he thinking? I guess
no one will really know but he
and his soon to be ex-wife. Now
his platform will be experience,
but don't look at his private
life. That has nothing to do
with his values or the way he
represents us in Washington,
That way maybe no one would
He may still think he can
make major decisions that affect
you and me and our families
with a sense of connection.
Known how we really
feel bec use he is one of us.
:Now I'm*mot:an investigative
reporter. I don't go places these
people go. I don't know if he
and his wife appear very much
in public if any. I don't know
if they discuss anything about
what representatives do. But I
want to believe if he had more
time to spend with her they just
might still want be husband and
wife. That family would be the
highest priority. After all it was
strong family values that made
I don't know about you but
I been doing a lot of thinking
about these matters and come
to this conclusion. I feel that I
have asked too much of him.
Maybe it is time for a change
in the way I choose a candidate.
Read one time that the masses
are sacrificed in a dictatorship
but in a democracy the leaders
are the sacrificial lamb. It may
not be so, but in this day in time
da4 ow dieCist
Tallahassee, FL 32399 8504884441
U.S. Senator Mel Martinez
1N Palafox St., Suite 159,
Pensacola, FL 32502 850433-2603
U.S. Senator BIII Nelson
111 North Adam St, Suite 208,
Tallahassee, FL 32301 850-942-8415
U.S. Representative Allen Boyd
1650 Summit Lake Dr., Suite103,
Tallahassee, FL 32317 850-561-3979
304 NW Crane Ave., Bdg.36
317 N. Clark St.
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"Learning about our
personality type helps us to
understand why certain areas of
life come easily to us, and
others are more of a struggle,"
said Mathis. "In addition,
learning about other people's
Iwrsonality types helps us to
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Who's Who in 2009?
The Taylor County High School Class of 1974 recently celebrated its 35th reunion at the Perry Elks Club. Who's who? On front row, you
will see (left to right): Mancel Sherrer, Debbie Hyman Burgess, Athena Cobb Ledden, Mary Williams, Ruth Taylor Harvey, Janet Edwards
Jobstono, Loretta Bends Moses, Joslyn Renee Weatherington Asberry, Kenneth Smith, Jan Strickland Kent, Jan Padgett Walker, Pam Rigoni-
Parker, Sharon Agner Smith and Phillip Read.Pictured on back row are: Mary Ann Pittman Walker, Johnny Andrews, Nancy Knowles Lundy,
Tonye Knight Koon, Andy Morgan, Donna Tuttle, Donna Durden Mason, Craig Harvey, Benjye Tuten, Phillip Saltsman, Winton Allbritton, Gail
Yarbrough Cutrer, Johnny Cutrer, Glenda Lester Patterson, Carey Bell, Karen Baumgardner Bodiford, Terry Mauldin, Hugh Johstono and
Richard Childs, (Photo by Ella Mae Parrish)
Leam about PERSONalties Nov. 3 at Woman's Club
PERSONalities take center
stage at the next event
sponsored by the Perry
Woman's Club when guest
speaker, Marcia Mathis, will
present a leadership training
series entitled, "The REALity
Mathis is described as "a
respected leadership expert,
speaker and entrepreneur who
has worked with and been
mentored by John C. Maxwell
for more than 10 years."
Her association with
Maxwell is credited with
helping to "equip her with the
foundation and understanding
of what is necessary to
encourage, empower and add
value to leaders' lives."
Her leadership training
speaks to these areas:
managing and also leading
re~servations aire suggested.
Diae Mllr a 83-071or
Nancy Crowell was honored on her 90th
birthday with a surprise party given Oct. 3.
"I am so grateful for the gifts, cards and
monetary gifts which I received," said
"May God richly bless you and Heaven
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Proceeds will benefit Touchdown Club
Young's Striping and Sealing for
donating the commemorative
Proceeds from the raffle
fund-raiser will go to the Taylor
County Touchdown Club to
help fund upcoming football
Volley ba II
The Perry Recreation
Department is forming a co-ed
church volleyball league that
will begin play Nov. 10.
The league will have games
two nights per week and the
season will conclude Dec. 10.
For more information.contact
the recreation department at
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competitive this season. So far,
that has been the case.
Through six weeks, the
Bulldogs find themselves atop
the district standings at 2-0 with
an overall record of 4-2.
But three district contests
remain, beginning with this
week at Union County in Lake
.Butler. Union County comes
into the game with a 4-2 record
(1-1 in district). Its lone district
loss was an 18-21 decision at
Fort White on Sept. 25.
Next week the Bulldogs travel
to Fort White (2-4, 1-1) before
ending the district portion of
their schedule on Nov. 6 when
Florida High (4-2, 2-0) comes
The Taylor County High
football team, refreshed after a
week off, now enters a grueling
three weeks that will have great
implications in the Class 2B,
District 2 race as well as the
First-year Bulldog Coach
Shane Boggs promised local
fans that his team would be
Taylor County JV and varsity
football players are selling
raffle tickets for chances to
win a football autographed
by University of Florida
Gators Head Coach Urban
Tickets will be available from
any TCHS football player for
a $5 donation. The drawing
will be held at halftime of the
Bulldogs' Nov. 13 Homecoming
game against Chiefland.
Bulldogs' Head Coach Shane
Boggs thanked Pepsi-Cola,
Burger King and Dale Young of
Members of the Taylor County High junior varsity football team (above and below)
are shown during action last week in their win over Fort White. The Bulldogs will be
seeking a perfect 8-0 record this Thursday when they entertain East Gadsden in their
season finale. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Taylor County High School football players are offering
chances to win this football autographed by University
of Florida Gators Head Coach Urban Meyer. Tickets are
available for a $5 donation.
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On or about Monday night. October 5th,
my 4-wheeler was stolen from my home on
It IS a hunter green Yamaha Grizzly
100 WRh ffOnt and rear racks.
I am Offering a $500 reward for information
leading to the recovery of my 4-wheeler and
the people responsible for taking it.
If you have any information, please contact
me at 584-9245 after 5 p.m.
Erma Lee (Quigg) McDougall
Erma Lee (Quigg)
McDougall, "Gan" to those
closest to her, passed from this
life into the arms of Jesus, on
October 20, 2009, at the age of
87 in Perry, Florida. She spent
her last few weeks at home,
surrounded by family and
friends. Her life was marked
by loving service to the Lord,
dedication to family, joy and
Erma Lee grew up in South
Florida, the daughter of Miami
Chief of Police and City
Commissioner, H. Leslie Quigg and his wife Katherine Maud
Lee Quigg. It was in Miami that she met her husband of 66 years,
William (Bill) James McDougall III, who was a police officer
in Dade County, when he stopped her for driving too fast. They
married on December 31, 1940, the date chosen, according to
her, so that the whole world would be celebrating with them.
The McDougalls traveled all over the world after Bill became a
pilot, and lived in a few far away places, including Anchorage.
Alaska and Jeddah. Saudi Arabia. In 1975, after retirement, they
settled in Perry, Florida and managed the Perry Airport. Later.
they worked together to start Perry Enterprise, a salvage yard
on Hwy. I9 South
Brma Lee and Bill had three children: Donna (Mrs. Wendell)
Rogers of Perry. Florida; William (Bill) McDougali lV (Phyllis)
of Hernando Beach; and Jack McDougall (Susan) of Panama
City. Erma Lee was a talented and recognized artist who painted
and sculpted. Her home was filled with many treasures collected
from her travels, as well as pictures she painted of the unique
cultures and peopic she visited. She loved to be outside and
spent many hours on the boat with her husband, snorkeling,
fishing and diving for scallops. While living abroad, Erma Lee
responded to the needs of the Americans living in the foreign
citizens' section of Saudi Arabia by organizing a "follies" show,
featuring bright costumes with lively song and dance routines,
which she directed and appeared in for many years.
She was happiest in life serving others and loved to entertain
her family. Gan was always cooking a big meal, or encouraging
everyone to play a game like scrabble, badminton, or cards.
Even to the end, she kept her caregivers laughing with her funny
stories, positive demeanor and candid responses to questions,
Erma Lee was preceded in death, by her husband Bill, to
whom she was truly dedicated. She will be dearly missed by the
large family that she leaves behind, including her children, as
well as her nine grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. They
all love Gan and look forward to seeing her again in heaven.
Erma Lee was truly a Proverbs 3 I woman; virtuous, industrious,
caring and strong. Visitation will be on Sunday, October 25,
at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Perry, followed by
the service at 3 p.m., officiated by the Rev. Joe Trofemuk.
Internment will be held at Pineview Memorial Gardens, where
she will be laid to rest beside her husband. Joe P. Burns Funeral
Home in Perry will handle the arrangements.
Billy Ray Agner
Billy Ray Agner, 26, died
Oct. 18, 2009, in Perry.
A native and lifelong resident
of Taylor County, he was the
son of Sammy Agner Jr. and
Bonnie Sue Mills Agner.
Mr. Agner was a member of
Cornerstone Baptist Church
and graduated from Taylor
County High School in 2001,
where he dplao I erk enien a
North Florida Community
College in Madison.
su iv i nud : th' bpoar
Chad Agner of Perry and Orry
Agner of Mayo; a sister'
Samantha Crouse of Perry; his
fiance, Jesika Lilliott of Perry;
as well as a host of aunts,
uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
at Crosspoint Baptist Church at
2 p.m. today, Oct. 21, with
Pastor Curt Whitfield and
Pastor John Welbom
officIating. Interment will
follow at Pineview Memorial
Gardens. Family members will
receive friends at the church
one hour prior to the service.
contributions may be made to
Church Building Fund, P.O.
Box 272, Perry, FL 32348.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.You
may sign the guestbook :
Townsend, 73, passed
away on October 15,
2009. He was preceded
in death by his wife,
Fannie. He was
employed at the Taylor
County Roll-off Site in
He is survived by his
sons, Eddie Townsend
(Ellen) and Jimmy
Owens (Daniel), Twila
Eaton (Billy), Sheryl
Myers (Tim), Mary
Keen (Samuel), Tonya
Peacock (Derek) and
(Greg); brother, James
Pat Calhoun and
Bernice Kuhns; 13
A military burial will
take place at Bushnell
Cemetery on Thursday,
Oct. 22, at 1:30 p.m.
The family will
receive friends one
hour prior to the
The family would
like to acknowledge
all ofEd's friends in
Perry, Fla., for being
there for him.
He loved them all.
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Classes will be held in the First Baptist Church Student Center;
s ace is limited. The cost is $50/couple which includes two
workbooks and dinner. Limited scholarships are available.
For more information or to register, please go to
Three-night revival scheduled
The Church of God of Prophecy, located at 613 W. Hampton
Springs Ave., will host a three-night revival Oct. 22-24 with
services at 7 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Franklin Bartley.
Dual Day at New Mt. Zion
New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church announces its annual
Men's and Women's Day programs for Sunday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m.
Speaker for the occasion will be Elder Delton Chambers of
Tallahassee. A mass choir rehearsal is planned for Thursday, Oct.
22, at 7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
'Hitched and Happy' workshop set
If you believe it's important to work on your marriage--to make
it "divorce-proof'--then First Baptist Church has a workshop for
e "PAIRS" workshop, "Hitched and Happy," will begin
Tuesday, Oct. 27, and continue through Tuesday, Nov. 17, meeting
each week from 6-8 p.m.
Organizers introduce the course this way:
"No matter how good of a relationship you currently have (or
think you have), divorce is happening at an alarming rate. There
are so many people who say, 'I never saw it coming' or 'One day
we were great; the next day everything fell apart.' If you are not
intentionally working on strengthening your marriage, you're on a
path to seeing it fall apart.
"PAIRS is an educational workshop designed to help you build
a successful marriage. The workshop is presented by Live the Life,
a non-profit organization in Tallahassee focused on strengthening
marriage and families. It is open to the community--please invite
4 Sessions: Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17
Memorial Gardens in Perry.
Survivors include: two sons,
Kenneth Mixon and Stewart
Mixon; a daughter, Thea
Ricks; five grandchildren; and
two great grandsons.
A memorial service was held
Monday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. at
Riverside Presbyterian Church
in Jacksonville. A graveside
service was held at 3 p.m.
Monday afternoon at Pineview
Dinner Provided Door Prizes
Lois Mixon, 90, died Oct. 15,
2009, at McCraw Hospice in
Jacksonville. She was born on
Oct. 10, 1919.
Mrs. Mixon was preceded in
death by her husband of more
than 50 years, the Rev. E. L.
Mixon, who pastored First
Baptist Church of Perry for
more than 18 years.
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JROTC- to host
Veterans Day n,-,.
The Taylor County High School (TCHS) JROTC will
host its 23rd annual Veterans Day ceremony on
Wednesday, Nov 11, in the TCHS gymnatorium. The
ceremony will begin at 10:40 a.m.
"We advise anyone who chooses to participate to
arrive around 10-25 a.m. to allow a smooth running
ceremony,"said JROTC Army Instructor 1SG (RET)
Eddle L. Smith. "After the ceremony atthe school. (
flag -charigir)( cel'am take place dit;the:
hterans' Men\Drlalt 12 p.m. We invite th
community and send* special welcome to all our
veterans to attend."
Watch for checkpoints
The Perry Police Department will be conducting safety
belt/child seat checkpoints through the city, concentrating on
When approaching one of these checkpoints, you will be
asked to slow down and proceed with caution, until the officer
can detect if everyone is buckled up," Sgt. Dodd Franklin said.
"If everyone is wearing a safety belt, this delay should be
only a second or two. Drivers are responsible for everyone in
the car under the age of 18 and would receive any ticket issued
for violation of the seat belt law'
. The fine for not wearing a seat belt is $96. Child safety seat
violations could have fines up to $146.
Letter to the Editor a
NeXt Stop- Orlando Nov.11
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amendments as well as removing mentions to previous
amendments that were repealed. It also includes updated working
to conform with changes in state statutes.
The most substantive changes resulted with the inclusion of
objectives and policies from Vision 2060, which was approved by
the commission last year.
Additionally, the amendments include language approved in a
stipulated settlement agreement between the county and DCA
conceming the coastal high-hazard area and mixed-use urban
development land use category.
COntinued from page 2
Alabama and Georgia, with
several stops in each state, and
the final destination is Orlando
on Nov. 11.
So join the Tea Party Express
to Orlando on Nov. 11, plan to
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Obituaries seat tr
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reflect the depositions and
discovery conducted by all
parties in these cases.
3. Specifically, the state
charged Donald Fittje, fomictly
a defendant in this cause. \\ub
battery on an inmate at the
Lylor Correctional Institution.
However, upon the taking of
depositions. (the inmate) stated
that he had previously advised
the Department of Corrections
that Donald Fittje had not
4. The state charged Timothy
Twiggs with battery on an
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Second grade, All A's:
AbbiGayle Cope, Ansley
English, Builey Mcleod, Ben
Second grade, A's and B's:
Dawson Bishop, Nathan Green,
Juliana Lindsey, Pierce
Third grade, A's and B's:
Evan Courtney, Maggie Mall,
Fourth grade, All A's:
Mickaela Whiddon, Daniel
Fourth grade, A's and B's:
Walker Davis, Jessica Giddens,
Haley Jones. Brandon
Slaughter, Tedo Wilcox.
Fitth grade, All A's:
Stephanie English, KMe
Fitth grade, A's and B's:
Dena Bishop, Cali Burkett.
Sixth grade, A's and B's:
Ally Mall, Justin Welch.
Seventh grade, A's and B's:
Austin Bishop, Sarah James,
Eighth grade, All A's:
Eighth grade, A's and B's:
Devan Courtney, Ashlyn Mills,
Burkett, Daniel Shadrac.
11th grade, A's and B's:
Twelfth grade, A's and B's:
Jessica Hunt, Marissa
Snodgrass, Koal Swann.
Aucilla Christian Academy
has announced its first six
weeks honor roll.
Students from Taylor County
making the list were:
K-5, All A's: Jacob Green,
Jenna Lindsey, Carl. Mattheus,
Addison Shiver, Benjamin
Whiddon, Joshua Wurgler.
First grade, All A's: Selina
Drawdy, Cole English, Kolton
Grambling, Tyler Slaughter,
First grade, A's and B's:
Emmaleah Hooppell, Hunter
and ultimately the contract was
awarded to Waste Pro, which
was the low bidder. However,
the low bid contained current
market rates, which were an
estimated 30 percent higher
than the rates the company was
charging prior to the new bid.
from the Wal-Mart parking lot
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inmate, based upon (the
inmate's) statements. Upon
taking the deposition of (the
inmate). it was learned that (the
inmate) had never alleged that
Twiggs struck him, resulting in
the dismissal of that battery
1 Hased upon the extensive
discovery in these cases, it is
A. All parties agree that all
charges against Twiggs and
Brown should he dismissed due
to significant discrepancies in
the witness' testimony, lack of
credibility of the witnesses and
the motives on the part of
numerous witnesses to be less
than honest in their
B. All parties acknowledge
that the State Attomey's Office
for the Third Judicial Circuit
had probable cause to file the
charges against Brown and
Twiggs based on the evidence
that the Florida Department of
Corrections presented to the
State Attorney's office.
Through no fault of the State
Attomey's OITice. this case no
longer warrants prosecution.
C. Brown and Twiggs will
each pay $300 to the Office of
the State Attorney as the costs
of investigation and $40 to the
Taylor County Clerk of Court,
D. Upon payment of the
sums set forth, the State
Attorney's Office agrees to
dismiss all charges against
Brown and Twiggs.
E. All parties agree that had
the State Attorney's Office had
in its possession, at the time of
the filing of the charges, the
information gained during the
discovery process, the actions
of the State Attorney in
pursuing this prosecution
would have been different.
Subsequent to the agreement,
both Brown and Twiggs paid
the required monies and
all charges have been
You may sign the
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Rose Marie Granda
Rose Marie Granda, 83, of
Cross City, died Oct. 14,
Mrs. Grande was born in
Perry on Aug. I1, 1926. She
was a homemaker and a
member of Central Baptist
Church an Cross City.
Survivors include: four sons,
Billy Parker of Perry, L. E.
Parker of Cross City, Tommy
"T.P." Parker of Perry and
Timmy Parker of Old Town;
five grandchildren; and nine
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Oct. 17, at Rick
Gooding Funeral Home Chapel
at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David
Burial followed at
Woodlawn Cemetery in Perry.
Visitation was held Friday
evening between the hours of
6 and 8 p.m. at the funeral
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Chris Seminole Man
Schmidt, 57, died Oct. 16'
2009, at Tallahassee Memorial
He was born in Schenectady,
N.Y., but had lived in Perry
since 1987. Mr. Schnudt was
born to the late Chris Schmidt
and Anita Stalls. He worked as
a newspaper carrier for the
Survivors include: his wife
of 31 years, Patricia Schmidt of
Perry; three sons, Joe Brownlee
of Perry, Eric Effenberger of
Live Oak, Mike Schmidt of
Perry; five daughters, Mary
Brownlee of California, Patty
Kellar of Pensacola, Louann
Stephens of Perry, Kelli Walker
of Ocala, and Brenda Stewart
of Perry; one sister, Ellen
Lafferdo; 15 grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be
Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 6 to
8 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home,
which is in charge of
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King Tree Parade (Downtown) 10:00 a.m.
Lumberjack Shows 12 noon, 2:30 & 4 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Show All Day World's 1..argest FREE Flah Fry
OPENING CEREMONIES 12:00 p.m.
National Anthem & Color Guard Cross Cut Saw Competition Chain Saw Competition
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Heavy Equipment Exhibition Heritage Events Food Vendors & Exhibits Antique Car Show
Shown above, Bulford along with country star LeAnn
Rimes holds the $100,000 check he received for winning
the Colgate Country Showdown.
than 450 country radio stations
producing live shows to find the
best new talent in their market.
These winners advance to state
and then regional competitions
throughout the summer and fall
before competing at the national
final in January.
Bulford, who recently scored
a highly coveted endorsement
deal with manufacturing
powerhouse Taylor Guitars,
came close to the mountaintop
experience with the Colgate
competition before as a Florida
finalist in 2003 and Florida State
winner in 2004. He's following
in the giant footsteps of some of
today's top country artists who
also competed in past local,
state, regional and national
competitions, including Brad
Paisley, Garth Brooks, Tim
McGraw, Martina McBride,
Billy Ray Cyrus, Sara Evans
and Miranda Lambert.
At the age of 24, the seasoned
accolades also include placing
second in the Recording
Academy sponsored Florida
Grammys in 2007--has already
opened major shows for Collin
Raye, The Warren Brothers,
Josh Turner, Emerson Drive,
Chris Cagle, Diamond Rio,
Tracy Lawrence. Tanya Tucker,
Montgomery Gentry, John
Anderson, Gretchen Wilson,
Blake Shelton, Colt Ford, Justin
Moore, Jamey Johnson, Trick
Pony, Jason Michael Carroll
and Chuck Negron of Three
Dog Night fame.
Bulford is active on the
charity circuit and recently
performed an acoustic benefit
concert for cancer research and
medical grants at the University
of Central Florida, where he's
taken time off from his pursuit
of a master's in business and
This whirlwind of activity
is leading up to the highly
Happens Here Stays Here," the
title track from his popular 2007
"It's the best thing that's
happened in my career so far,
and it seemed like everybody
in Nashville was watching the
show, so people wanted to know
why I wasn't jumping up and
down and acting more excited,"
"I guess I deal with this kind
of thing differently, and I was
in shock a little bit. When they
announced my name, my legs
started shaking and all I could
think about was not falling
down and not saying something
silly. I thought back to when I
first started listening to country
music, when my grandmother
popped in a cassette of Garth
Brooks when I was 11 and
thought, wow, it's been quite
a journey. Yet really, it's only
Each year the competition
begins in the spring with more
Rising country sensation
Johnny Bulford will be "Livin'
It Up" along with everyone else
at this year's Florida Forest
Festival when he takes the
mainstage at Fomst Capital
State Park Saturday,
Bulford will perform two
sets at 12:30 and 3 p.m. on Oct,
Representing radio station
WWKA Orlando, the
charismatic Central Florida
based singer/songwriter was
named "Best New Act In
Country Music" at the 27th
annual Colgate Country
Showdown, which was hosted
by superstar LeAnn Rimes at
Nashville's historic Ryman
The multi-talented performer,
who plans to invest his $100,000
grand prize check into furthering
his blossoming career, beat
out four other finalists with
renditions of his original songs
"How Could I Not" and "What
National Colgate Country Showdown winner Johnny Bulford will headline this year's
mainstage entertainment at the Florida Forest Festival. Bulford will perform two sets
at 1 2:30 and 3 p.m.
then. We spent a lot of time
partying, but did we really learn
anything? On a more reflective,
inspirational note, I really
like the ballad 'Remember
The Brave,' which is a song
dedicated to our troops."
Being a prolific songwriter
helps set Bulford apart from
the many wonderful singers in
country music who rely on the
magic of Music City songwriters
for their material. Speaking
of his preference to record his
own material, he says, "I know
many artists in Nashville love
to draw incredible songs from
the well of amazing writers in
Music City, but I love wanting
and singing my own songs and
to be honest, would feel weird
Please see page 4
anticipated release of "Livin'
It Up," which features tracks
written or co-written and
produced by the singer and
collaborations with renowned
heavyweights, the Grammy-
nominated Charlie Craig (Alan
Jackson, Reba McEntire, Dolly
Parton) and Robert Arthur
(Brad Paisley, Mark Chesnutt).
Many of the songs am currently
available on his MySpace
johnbulford), and a pre-release
of the album is for sale online
and at his live performances.
"Even though there are a lot
of strong ballads on the new
album. it's definitely a happier,
more upbeat set than What
Happens Here Stays Here and
my (2005) debut Southern
Thing," Bulford said.
"As a songwriter, I would
say that I write based on
experiences in my own life as
well as being observational
--I even write love songs based
on observing the relationships
of people around me. The title
track 'Livin It Up' started with
my idea of a hook that said,
'I've been 'livin' it up,' now I'm
trying to live it down. But it's
not a reckless party song, more
about mischievous small town
things like stealing the mascot
and pouring soapsuds in the
fountain by city hall."
"Then," he adds, "there's
'Real World,' which was
inspired by my experiences and
those of my friends during our
college years.I wonder what we
all have to show for our time
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You are invited to attend the
appreciatioilfor the numerous indiliduals.companies
and organizations that have made Florida's forest
industry so impactful in the lives of countless families
over the last 50 years. Especially here. in Tavior
County, the "Tree Capital of the South." the impact of
Forestry is forever embossed on the hearts and hands
Our abundant forest resources have been well
for decades. These companies and individuals have
embraced sustainable forestry practices that protect
water quality, provide habitat for wildlife and open-
space for recreation, as well as lumber. pulp and
.ilpecially products-all of which are essential in
addressing the many challenges and opportunities
facing our communities and the people and businesses
that support them.
In recognition of our strong foresu-y heritage and
its ever-growing future, we welcome you to this year's
festival. We invite you to join visitors and neighbors
alike for a good. old-fashioned Iime.
So, put a smile on your (hee, your walking shoes
on and enjoy some free allish or a musIard-soaked
corn-dog.enter the cross-cut saw competition, much
a lumberjack show, buy a trinket for your sweetheart,
or just sit back, relat and enjoy the sights, sounds and
fellowshipofthe Florida Forest Festival.
i;To All Friends of F~orestry:
On behalf of Florida's Forest industry. the Board -
of Directors of the Florida Forest Festival heartily
invites you. your family, and your friends to join in the
celebration of Floridn's 54th Annual Florida Forest
Florida's 2009 Forest Festival events officially
i-ommenced on Oct. 3. with the selection of the
Florida Forest Festival Jr. Miss for Taylor County,
Maisie Wilson. Maisic sung her way to stardom with
the.top award for talent during the Jr. Miss Program
.held at Forest Capital Hall. She 11 represent the
Taylor County community and the Forest Festival in
many events throughout the year. "
On Oct. 10.2009.onr Florida Foress Festival Little
King and Queen. Julian ".LT." Tucker and Jakayla
Sellers, how their crowns for the liest time. These
royals \till open the femailal neckend utilities with a
ride down.lefferson Street as hosts of the Kids' Parade.
Florida's governor and members of t he State Cabinet
presented Florida Foress Festhal delegates with a
resolution declaring the week of ()et. 12 as Florida
Foresus Week. And, the Perri City Council and
Taylor County Hourd of Counts Commissioners both
recognized Ihe importance of foresirs 51 presenting
resolutions to folital delegates mer the last two
With each of these vients. comes a greater
From thel Floridau Forelst Festival
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singing someone else's songs
all the time--not that I wouldn't
ever do it! With outside material,
I think the key would be
identifying with what the song
says--or if I wish I would have
written it. I love collaborating
with Charlie and Robert, and
feel I have learned something
valuable from everyone I have
ever worked with. For me, the
key to writing great songs is
knowing first of all what isn't
going to work."
While Bulford's childhood
growing up in Central Florida
Poppa Jim's Seafood Grill
and Oyster Bar
I Florida Forest Fes I OPEN --
ARer The Parade~ 11am -10 pm
Soups, Sandwiches, Ribeye Steaks, Baked Potatoes, Big Hamburgers
FRESH OYSTERS WASHED, BUSHELS & BOXES
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Florida Forest Festival
Tree capital of
We hope fell
have a reat f lute!
Many thanks to
our sponsors and volunteers...
The festival would not be possible
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The Annual Antique Car
Show will once again give
htindreds of vintage car owners
a chance to showcase their rides
in the King Tree Parade, as well
as compete for trophies in 20
The car show will be held at
Fow:-t Capital Park on Saturday,
Oct. :4, with judging set to
begin at 1:30 p.m.
For those wishing for an early
start to show off their vehicles,
the .mnual Gaslight Parade
will be held Friday, Oct. 23,
in downtown Perry following
the Grent Red Race and n
performance from local band
Registration for Saturday's
show will be held from 8 a.m. to
1 p.m. An awards presentation
will follow at 3 p.m.
First and second-place
trophies will be awarded in all
20 classes and dash plaques
will be distributed for the first
75 entries. The registration fee
is $20 on the day of the show.
For more information, contact
Tyson Hill at 843-0034.
Entrants may receive trophies
in the following divisions:
Corvette (modified) --1953-
4x4 all--through 1999;
Special interest VW-all--
through 2006; and
"I really want to give a special
thanks to this year's sponsor,
Motorvation and Timberland
Ford," said Hill. "Without our
sponsors, this event would not be
as successful each year as it is."
A Fireworks Cruise In will
be held Thursday. Oct. 22. at
Motorvations, which is located
on Industrial Park Drive, with
an open house before the annual
"Fabulous Fireworks Display."
auaging for tne restlval antique car snOW WIII Degin
ne Taylor County Sheriff's
nice and festival officials
, opld like to remind everyone
to pe mindful of traffic concerns
when traveling to the Forest
Festival this year.
Reserved parking tickets are
still available at the Festival
Office located in the Perry-
Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce for $5 and will be on
sale through Friday, Oct. 23.
The tickets will not be
available festival day and space
Reserved and handicap
parking will be at Taylor
Technical Institute. Law
enforcement asks that all
handicap parking permits be
prominently displayed for easy
identification. Reserved parking
is by permit only.
Due to safety and security
concerns, the amount of
through-traffic on Industrial
Drive festival day will be
Free parking areas will be
located in front of the airport
Festival-goers are also
reminded that no golf earts. go-
casts or ATVs will be allowed
on festival grounds.
]Drivers are asked to "please
be patient" during any traffic
Don't look down!
The kings of forestry will be back with three professional lumberjack shows out at
Forest Capital State Park Saturday. Featuring ax tossing, cross-cut sawing and, of
course, log rolling, the shows will be at 1 2, 2:30 and 4 p.m. A kids' camp for children
will be held at 2:30 p.m.
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Florida Forest Festival
Chairman Bo TatT will welcome
visitors of the 54th annual
Florida Forest Festival during
opening ceremonies Saturday.
Oct. 24, at Forest Capital State
The Taylor County High
School JROTC Color Guard
will raise the flag and entertainer
Molly Lynn will sing th
2009 Taylor County Junio
Miss Maisie Wilson will serve
as emcee for the day.
ivas heavy on gospel and
Christian music--which he
heard at home and sang in
church--the singer recalls
laying in bed at night listening
to a local pop station and recalls
falling in love with classic
rock (Fleetwood Mac, Lynyrd
Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin) after
his father introduced him to
it. Though he has long felt
that his smooth voice is more
suited for country than rock,
the singer cites a wide range of
classic and modern influences
in a multitude of genres. While
he still enjoys Garth Brooks,
Randy Travis and Brad Paisley
(both as a singer and guitarist),
Bulford is equally passionate
about Irish rock singer Damien
Rice and contemporary singer/
songwriters like Amos Lee.
"I used to listen to country
music as therapy that got me
through tough times." he says.
"That's what's great about this
genre, that the writers and artists
write and sing about life, and it
can help listeners who are going
through things. Knowing that 1
have written songs that can lift
people's spirits like this is the
coolest thing in the world to me.
If my words or my performance
helps change someone's life.
I can't ask for any greater
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Always a fan-favorite, the Florida Forest Festival loader competition will begin
2 p.m. Saturday. Registration, for, te event will run from 1 2:30 to 2:30 p.m. and
open to those 1 8 years and older. re o
We've served Taylor County families since 1951.
It has always been an honor to be a part of
Tree Capital of
such a special tradition.
To the many that work so hard from year to year,
a special thanks and we proudly salute the
54th Florida Forest Festival
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little KInd & Queen
Daniel Lago Addison Shiver
walk through Smokey's cabin
Joining Smokey will be
DOF's own life prevention
in addition to the fun and
games, DOF will also have
us well as a tractor plow unit,
wildland engine and converted
personnel currier used for
mopping up fires.
The county forester will
have a forest management
display along with some
naval stores' historical photo
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Commission will also have a
display with hand-outs and a
Marsh Master swamp buggy.
The Florida Division of
Forestry (DOP) will be out in
li>rce at the festival Saturday,
promoting fire safety and proper
Smokey Hear will be present,
and children of all ages can
Saw competitors try to
prove they're a cut above
Registration for the annual Florida Forest Festival Chainsaw
& Crosscut Saw Competition will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 24, at Forest Capital State Park.
The competition will begin at 1:30 p.m. with crosscut events,
followed by chainsaw events. Participants must be at least 18 years
There will be men and women categories for chainsaw events as
well as mixed pairs (Jack-N-Jill) for crosscut competitions.
Safety equipment will be provided and must be worn by all
Chainsaws will be provided and only amateur competitors are
invited to compete.
The best time in each chainsaw event will win a new chaunsaw.
Plaques and cash prizes will also be awarded.
The 2009 event sponsors are: the Florida Forest Festival, 'I1sco
Saw & Equipment, Mims Power Center, Inc., and Ring Power
Corporation with support from the Florida Division of Forestry and
Heavy equipment of all shapes and sizes from a
number of vendors will be on full display Saturday at
Cash prizes and tmphies
will be awarded for the top
three spots in the annual
Florida Forest Festival loader
competition, which will begin
at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Oct. 24.
Registration will be open from
12:30-2:0 p.m.; participants
must be 18 years old.
Coordinator Richard Schwab
invites "anyone who can run a
knuckle-boom motor" to join
Sponsors for the event are:
Tidewater Equipment, Flint
..Egyipment. Pioneer Machince
and Qualir1 Equipment
smokey Bear will make his annual visit to the FIOrida
Forest Festival to children's delight, no matter the age.
The Florida Division of Forestry will also be showcasing
firewise community information as well as a tractor plow
unit, wil d ier
used for 1 1.1 es.
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community-led Vision 2060,
Foley's development plan
supports the Vision's two
urban districts, one being a
new coastal village corridor
from the Beaches area south
to Steinhatchee inland of CR
361, and the second being
centered around the city of
Perry which will include a
number of regional employment
centers. The plan also accounts
for several rural villages and
Of the 50,000 acres, 30,000
are expected to be "developable"
with the remainder consisting of
greenspace, wetlands, buffers
and right of ways.
Also, to allow for clustering
in the rural villages, an
additional 47,000 acres will be
set aside, according to the plan.
The exact acreage set aside
and their location has not been
"That volume generates a lot
of biomass, a lot of sequestered
carbon, and a lot of support
to the community," McC6y
Taff said Buckeye, which 12
one of Foley's top customers,
appears to have an excellent
long-term business plan.
"Buckeye is a great business
partner. They are a solid
company with super people and
are an important component
to our business. We have
similar goals in protecting the
community's quality of life and
building a thriving economy,"
"With partners like Buckeye a
and numerous other excellent
forestry-based businesses in
the region, it makes Foley's
job of growing, harvesting,
Using as a blueprint the
Growing sustainable forests
for the forest industry continues
to be the major drive of Foley
Timber & Land Company's
long-term business plans in
Taylor County, according to
Foley Senior Vice President of
Planning Angus Broward "Bo"
Although the company
recently announced it is
developing a long-range master
land use plan for some 50,000
acres of its property in Taylor
County that could lead to major
developments here, Taff said
growing trees on Foley's more
than half-million acres will
remain its primary focus.
"We are a timber and land
company, not the other way
around," Taff said. "Foley's
master land use plan is designed
to support the objectives
outlined in the County's
Vision. A major part of that
Vision is maintaining our
heritage as a hub for forest
Foley annually harvests one
to one-and-a-half million tons of
timber on a sustained yield basis.
According to Travis McCoy,
Foley Senior Vice President
for Woodlands, "the company
does this by maintaining a
leading reforestation program
while implementing continual
The majority of Foley's
timberlands are in pine
plantations with the balance in
hardwoods and cypress.
"Foley plants approximately
10 million trees every year,"
He estimated that since Foley
purchased its property from
company has planted more than
150 million trees,
plants approximately 10 million trees every
Artisans and crafters from
around the re ion will be at the
Florida Forest Festival, with
approximately 90 vendors set to
showcase their wares this year.
The arts and crafts area is
located in the fenced-in section
between the Garden Club and
Forest Capital State Museum on
The 2009 line-up of arts and
crafts will include:
framed art and photography;
hand-crafted metal, glass
and beaded jewelry;
leather and wood crafts;
handbags and quilts;
etched glass and mirrors;
homemade preserves and
and Christmas items.
In addition to the many arts
and craft vendors out at the
park this Saturday, others will
be selling t-shirts, hats, purses.
flags, stickers, children's
toys and even personal safety
Joining them will be about
two dozen local and regional
non-profit organizations giving
out information about their
These will include: Doctors'
Memorial Hospital, the Taylor
County Health Department.
Florida Virtual School, 4-H,
Helping Hands of the Shelter,
the Perry Rotary Club, the Taylor
County Master Gardeners and
the Perry Woman's Club.
There might even be
pokician or two.
The Florida Forest
. Festival al Carnival will
open its gates to the public
t ni ustrial(WDe nesdah)
carnival will be open
nightly through Saturday,
Oct. 24. Armbands for a
night's worth of rides will
be ava21tleFat the cardn ad
I bonus, go out Thursday
night and catch the
fireworks display at Perry-
and mushrooms-to the more
an inkie favorites such as
blooming onions, funnel cakes.
barbecue and pizza will be in
abundance, as will gator tail.
Greek gyros and tacos.
In addition to the sights and
sounds tilling Forest Capital
some delectable smells as well.
Fried-food fans will have
plenty of choices, from the
Snap, crackle, pop
The Florida Forest Festival's "fabulous" fireworks
display will be held at Perry-Foley Airport Thursday, Oct.
22, at dusk. The community is invited to come out to
the airport for this annual pyrotechnical show.
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Anyone who thinks forestry
is not a science has not talked to
Buckeye Wood Supply Manager
Michele Curtis about trees.
With Buckeye looking
forward to the construction of a
University of Florida (UF) bio-
refinery research plant as well
as the possible expansion of
its biomass gasification efforts,
the company has partnered with
the university along with local
and regional nurseries to take
a serious and scientific look at
four new feed stocks.
These are energy
cane, eucalyptus amplifolia,
cottonwood and switch grass.
Curtis said the key is to
find out how to provide the
biomass needed to support the
proposed expansions in fiber
She is quick to point out that
these crops, if they work out,
will not be replacing the pine
trees that cover most of Taylor
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Eucalyptus trees come
in some 800 species, but
eucalyptus amplifolia, upon
which Buckeye is concentrating
its efforts, is the result of more
than 30 years of research at UF.
Curtis stressed that the
species has been evaluated
by the university and it is not
an invasion species nor is it
"They bred naturally
occurring trees to make them
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variables affect the size of the
trees or grass and the production
Energy cane is a hybrid of
several types of sugar cane
that produces more fibers
than sugary juice, making it a
candidate for Buckeye's efforts.
The plant can grow in a wide
range of soils and soil moisture.
It is fairly easy to establish and
the stalks and replanting them,
allowing one acre of energy
cane to plant an additional 10,
Curtis said. It will also re-grow
after harvesting -annually with
replanting only necessary every
three to four years,
The tall stands of energy cane
at the Buckeye Energy Park
were planted last October.
"Energy cane has a lot of
moisture so it won't be for the
next phase of gasification,"
Curtis said, adding that they still
consider it a possibility for the
UF pilot plant.
"That's why we're) growing
this, so we can test it,
County as they will not be used
in the plant's existing pulp
"The libers are not the same,"
"The energy businesses
can take almost any kind of
biomass," Curtis said. "That's
why we want to look at these
other options. Also, the 1)F pilot
plant wants to test a variety of
Buckeye has already
established test plantings of all
four crops at its new energy
park near the existing Buckeye
Park and will soon be planting
in several more locations.
They have plans for another
12 acres of energy cane and next
year will plant another 70 acres
of eucalyptus and cottonwood.
"You need to do a large
enough planting to be sure you
will be able to plant in mass
quantities," she said.
The tests will also allow
Buckeye and UF to look at how
planting density, fertilization,
watering, soil types and other
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energy we need so we do not
to other people," said Buckeye
were planted in late July. UF
has contracted with a local firm
--PDG Silviculture Services--to
conduct the local study. The firm
will have a booth at the Florida
Forest Festival discussing their
Eastern cottonwood is a type
of fast-growing poplar that is
found across the country and is
"We have no doubt that they
will grow," Curtis said.
Like the eucalyptus,
cottonwoods can be planted
using cuttings and can be
harvested with traditional
The test.crop at the energy
park was planted in late July as
seedlings about 12 to 18 inches
Switchgrass takes about three
years to reach maturity and
grows well in dry sandy soils.
Curtis said they are working
Switchgrass can be harvested
by conventional hay bailing
equipment and can also be used
for feed for cows and sheep.
The switchgrass at the energy
park is about six months old,
"I'm looking to the future
and feeling very positive,"
Curtis said of their prospects
with the four test crops, but she
cautioned area landowners from
"I would not recommend
speculative planting before
talking with us," she said.
"These new crops can only
be used for energy processes.
It would be premature at this
Over the next several
years, Buckeye and UF will
be monitoring the test crops
to see how well they grow
here and which provides the
most production per acre and,
ultimately, what is the best
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And that is the key to their
joint study here: whether it can
survive the winter freezes.
"They believe they have
found a species that is freeze-
tolerant," she added,
Buckeye recently contracted
with M.A. Rigoni to harvest
a stand of eucalyptus in
Wildwood. The trees were
seven years old and had reached
a height of 65 feet.
That load was sent to a
gasifier in lowa for testing and
Curtis said she expects results in
about a month.
"Foley and Plum Creek are
participating as well on the
eucalyptus," she said.
Eucalyptus requires low
inputs of fertilizer and water
and will re-grow several times
before having to be replanted,
she added. It can be harvested
with conventional logging and
Buckeye Wood Supply ManaGer Michele Curtis (left) and Public Affairs Manager Dan
Simmons are pictured in front of a stand of energy cane planted last October at the
new Buckeye Energy Park.
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Smokey Bear & firefighters
in honor of National Fire Safety Week, local firefighters visited a number of local
schools and day care centers during the first few weeks of October. Firefighters
encouraged families.to have a "fire escape' plan in place and offered these tips:
Family plans should include two ways to escape from every room in the home.
Practice your escape plan at least twice a year.
Select a safe location away from the home where your family can meet after
Consider purchasing dnd s escape ladders for rooms aboe gmund
level and practice using them.
If you must exit through smoke, creal low'under to smoke.
Before escaping through a closed door, leel to door with the back of your
hand before opening & If Iis warm, use your second escape route.
If smoke, heat or items block both of your elit routes, stay in the room with
the door closed. Place a ruled towel underneath the door. Signal for help by
waving a brighuy coload cloth or shining a flashlight at the window. If there is a
telephone in the mom, cal 9-1-1 and let them know your exact location inside the
home.0nce you've escaped your home, stay out.
Youth Center (old Citizens Bank
building on the corner of Orange and
Narcotics Anonymets: Sun.,
Tues., Wed., Ri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 12 and
7 p.m. Catholic Church of the
immaculate Conception (Parish
Center), 2750 S. Byron Butler Pkwy
For questions, call: (877) 340-5096.
Perry Winners Group of
Alcoholics Anonymous: Friday,
8 p.m.; Heritage House, 317 N.
Reformers Unanimous: every
Friday, 7 p.m., at Charity Baptist
Church, 580 E. Highway 27.
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,
1844 N. Jeferson St. Call 672-0626.
AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS
Ladies lia :1 Sd urday, 10
American Legion Post #291:
second Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96: first
liles., 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Con St.of Confederate Veterans:
fourth Thursday at North Orange
Street. Call 584-5725 or 838-2045.
VFW Post #9225: second lbes.,
7 p.m. (American Legion building).
Add your gap by calbig WHI6th
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at Perry
KiwanIs Club: Wednesdays,
noon, Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: fourth Tuesday,
5:30 p.m., Perry Historic Station,
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. *
Pe Lod a 123, F&AM: first nd
third nd hts, 7:30 a
Perry Ld #187: fl mand third
Tu M ic Hall.
es., 6 p.m., ason 1
firs tMj ond 30 .
7 p cluSb s oun r ey
We on (oman a lub econd
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at
Roseh d Ju Leadership
C I d d fourth Frlday, 7
. k nes nom unity Center,
CaVo e2 II: first Mon., 7:30 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce: second
Thurs., 8 a.m., chamber board
City Council: second and fourth
Tues., at 6:30 p.m.
County Commiselon: first Man.
and third Tiles. 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
Lloorne Board Meeting: third Frl., 2
p.m., courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development
A oric qa nMon., noon, at
laylor County BoaId: first
T and :
5:30 aday a 8820 '
T Soil & Water Conservation
District Board: fourth Monday,
7 p.m., Foley Alrport terminal
confer ce 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.1): every Tuesday, 7:30-9 a.m.,
Hampton Inn. Visitors welcome.
Diabetes classes every lliesday, 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: Forest Capital Hall. Call
6o61fas.u edu.visit on-line
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CoMoty bile Lib : first
and third Fridays. Call 584-3826.
Muskagee Cneek Indian Nation:
second and fourth Sat., 7 p.m.1)ibal
grounds, Lyman Hendry Road.
first M k C HI V age
Woods Creek Road.
National WIId Thrhey Federation
Pha Drummage): holds open
monOdy meeting on but Thursday,
Gokian Corral, 7 pan. Cal 5909185.
Older of Casildegate Rose
Chapter 8: meets every fourth
Thursday. Please cal 838-2045.
Peny Panothead Club: meets the
second and fourth Wednesday of
every month at The Timbers. Call 843-
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
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday'
6 p.m., at the district building on
Taylor County Ainalmer Rullo
Tt ofMfice P Road
13 every third Saturday, 9 a.m.
11aylor County Brotherhood
Thursday, 6 p.m.,
Taylor County Habitat for
u a 5 2 p.meeting sec200nd
Capital City Bank.
Thylor County Historical Society:
third Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society
building. Society's museum is open
ewry Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
Thylor County Horseman's
Associadan Harge Show* second
Fri., Club Raping, 8 30 p.m.; second
Sat., speed emis, 11 a.m.; last Sat.,
raping, 6 p.m. Arena is located on
Thylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public
Taylor County Real & Research
Team: second Thus., 7 p.m., Famst
Taylor County Senior Center:
Execude Board of Directors meeting,
every aded Thursday.
Whole Child Taylor-Shared
Service Network: fourth Mon., 9
a.m., Thylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
viern Lovers Circle: first and third
Thursday, 9:30 a.m., public library
AlcoholloshAno mous Mond
Sere ity C)-lon N. efferson
Alzhelmer's Support Gmup for
Caregivers: every second Tuesday,
at 7 p.m., First United Methodist
Ch h. Bond 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
C 0m mu nit y
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word. The deadlIne for the Wednesday, Taco Times, is Monday by 5
p.m. and for the FrIday, Perry News-Herald, is Wednesday by 5 p.m.
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800-477-2492 or 352-493-2492
Cosmetology Booth Rental available at
New Dimensions Hair and Nail Salon.
$300 per month (+ tax). Rental room
space available, used previously for
massage therapy. Very nice. Call Linda
For rent modular home, 3 BR/2 BA,
dinning, large lot, 315 Crit Jones Drive.
Perry $600 mo. Move-In Special $800.
850-210-8439, 352-751-4575, 478-
30ish F Iooking for M/F roommate to
share 2 BD/2 BA home in a private
country setting. Partially furnished,
$325 a month (utilities included), $200
deposit upon moving in. Pets ok,
smoking ok. 223-1484.
For rent: House for rent, 3 BD/1 BA, 2
month, depose and 1st month. Call
For rent: 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom
house located in a quiet neighborhood.
Call 850-445-5837 and if no answer
please leave message. We will get back
For rent: room with private entrance
and private bath. 584-8045.
Nice furnished efficiency apartment.
Utilities, sataliterl9. ariddabikhaillincifoh
included. One or two adults. No
children. No pets. $150 per week, plus
$150 security deposit. Call 584-2199.
For Rent: Nice neighborhood 3 BD/2
BA brick house $750 per month and
$200 security deposit.584-7084.
1.5 BD/1 BA, kitchen mobile home for
rent. $300 month and $100 security
deposit. Call 584-7084.
3 BR/1.5 BA for rent. No pets, no
smoking on premises. Application and
references. On N. Center St. $550 per
month. Security deposit $600. 584.
6140 1 year lease minimum.
For rent: 3 BD/2 BA house near Keaton
Beach $850 mth + sec. includes
utilities, adults only, pets extra. 850.
843-1882 leave message.
Available Nov. 15, 2 BD/2 BA house
near Keaton Beach $750 + security.
Includes utilities, adults only, pets extra.
850-843-1882. Leave message.
Camper special. $125 week, lights &
water included. Sleeps up to six, pets
Taking applications for:
2 bedroom/1 bath $300 deposit $375
rent; 1 bedroom/1 bath $300 deposit
$350 rent. References re u red. All
homes set up in Everetts Mo ile Home
P a r, re p din e
Monday through Wednesday, ask for
Ms. Betty 584-7094.
Downtown small office buIlding with a
display window for rent or sale. 114 S.
Jefferson St. Call Sawgrass Realty, LLC
2 lots 50x100 for sale. Call 584-3139.
For sale by owner: 3 bedroom/2.5 bath
on 1/2 acre. $59,000 owner financing
available. Approximately $400 a month.
Land for sale, 221 North between
Shiloh Church Rd. and Cairo Parker
Rd.1 acre lots with paved roads.Owner
financing available. Please call (386)
658-1346 or (850) 584-7466.
1ST TIME BUYERS STIMULUS
ENDING SOON! Brick 3BD/2BA,
covered patio, carport, barn with floor
and electric. Landscaped, fenced yard,
corner lot with 1.76 acres. Cemented
sidewalks and circular drive. New roof,
new hot water heater, commercial
Location. Must see @ 3281 Sullivan
Road, corner of Houck Road. Perry,
$129.500. Call 584-9486 or 407-791-
Newly remodeled 4 bdt2 ba with
computer room, car port, work shed.
new roof. great location down town
area. Behind Wachovia Bank. 409 W
Bay St. $97,500. 838-6077 or 584-
For Sale Mobile Home. Needs a little
work. 3 bedroomsr2 baths on 15.62
acres. $83.000 as is or SB7.000@ when
Suwannee River property: 3 br/2 ba
1996 Home of Merit one block off
Suwannee River at Turner Point
Landing. Over 2000 sq. ft. fully
furnished; sleeps 12. Fireplace, CHA,
dishwasher, laundry room, large deck,
fenced, boat garage and pump house.
flood plan! 850-838-1869 leave
message. Agents welcome serious
inquiries only please!
MOVING SALE FOREST FESTIVAL
WEEKEND SPECIAL EVERYTHING
MUST GO COME & MAKE OFFER.
Friday, 10/23 & Sat. 10/24 from 8:00
AM to 5:00 PM. 4' x 8' Utility Trailer
w/sides, 1997 Cadillac DeVille, 17"
Roto Tiller, landscape timbers, 10"
Table Top Band Saw, bar stools, yard
tools, wheelbarrow, shop vac.
18100 E. Royal Oak Drive Beach Rd-
around Dead Man's Curve, left on Live
Oak, left on Royal Oak, around curve
on your left.
Enjoy-it-again baby clothes, fashion
jewelry, winter jackets, hoodies, Belvah
purses/totes, nutrition products, travel
system, high chair, car seat, bouncer,
collectibles. Lighthouse Mini Shoppes,
105 Ellis St. Mon. Fri. 9:30-5:30, Sat.
New Store Opens! Bargains Unlimited,
1305 N. Jefferson St. Used furniture,
tools, appliances, House hold goods.
Tuesday Saturday, 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
ESTATE SALE Call for appointment-
578-2315. Pool table, boat, antiques,
tools and much more-
Floral Rattag sofa with matching coffee
table, lamp included, furniture by
Bassett $250. Tool box for pickup truck-
Hay for sale. Buy 5 rolls or more $35
per roll. Contact Iris at 584-8885-
WANT TO BUY
Old Taylor County & Jerkins
Old Silver Coins
Old Comic Books
Used Furniture (LR, DR, BR)
Taylor County Memorabilia
Looking for a rental. Must be clean and
in good area. Must allow my children
and two well kept Chihuahua's. At least
two bedrooms, preferably outside city
limits. Call 843-8613.
Got Junk Cars, Truck?
I buy Scrap Metals!!
State Certfied Scales
WANTED: Zone 2, Single wide, mobile
home. 2 BD/2BA. Reasonable. 478-
453-2053 or 478-456-3940.
Chickens for sale Fancy Bantums,
Golden sex-links and some Rhode
Island Reds. Call Ann at 223-1697.
3 Deer hounds for sale.
July/Walker/Beagle Cross. 14 months
old. Running well, $200. Call (850)519.
Really!! Better hurry!! One month leftl!
$8,000. Government Stimulus Tax
credit. Call for info Prestige Home
Centers Open On Sunday's 12 to 5.
800-477-2492 or 352-493-2492
Used & repo mobile homes. Prestige
Home Centers Chiefland, Open on
Brand new 4 Bdr/2 Bth Starting at
$55,995 Prestige Home Centers,
Chiefland. Open on Sundays 12 to 5
800- 7-2492 or 352-493-2492.
Prestige Home Centers has Ez
Financing availab'el Call for your free
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Roots, Ski ting & Vinyl Siding.
UCensed Insured & Bonded
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Pt I ONn r you that Taylor county
will hold a pre-bid conference and
walk thru for the weatherization work
of six (6) single-tamily dwellings in the
Taylor county weatherization
a.rn at Suwannee River Economic
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Comp insurance (No Exemptions)
Original bids for these units will be due
by 12:00 noon Friday. October 30,
2009, at Suwannee River Economic
council, Inc out each Office, 1708 S.
wron out. so way. see e. Perry.
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Tree Service/Stump Grinding
*Tree Trimming/Bucket Truck
*Licensed & Insured Tree Expert
Also, Bobcat Work Done
Root Rake, Grabbler, Front End
Loader for Excavation/ Cleanup, (850)-
See ad in phone book page 114.
Are you looking for someone to take
care of your loved one? Well we are two
CNA's that can do that for you. We can
sit at your home, hospital or nursing
home. We also cook and clean at your
home etc. We can provide references.
Call 850-672-2990, 850-584-7303,
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates,
We also grind stumps. Call today 838-
1280. Firewood for sale.
C.F "Jim" Hopkins
All General clean-up
Roof debris, Gutters, Lawn care
40 years experience
Yearly maintenance contracts available
Senior Citizens 10% off
Referrals are the heart of our business
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Clean 2 bedroom 1 bath, mobile home.
Large carport, city water off 98 $450
per month. First, last and $250 security.
Furnished 1 bedroom trailer for rent.
Utilities included. 1 or 2 adults. No
children, no pets. $150 per week plus
$150 deposit. Call 584-2199.
REDUCED PRICE 1 & 2 Bedroom
Apartments. All have just been
refinished and ready to occupy. 1st
Months rent and Security deposit
required. Must have good credit and
references. No pets allowed. Please
call 850-584-6666 ext.407 for details.
3 BD/2 BA house, near Keaton Beach,
$850 month + security.includes utilities.
Adults only, pets extra. 850-843-1882.
For rent available Nov. 15. 2 BD/2 BA
house near Keaton Beach. $750 +
security. Includes utilities. Adults only.
Pets extra. 850-843-1882. Leave
:2 bed/1 bath house with family room,
and $650 month. 223-3369.
$199 MOVE-IN SPECIAL
IFor Basic to Market renters, 1.2. or 3
BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments. HUD vouchers considered
Equal Housing Opportunity Office
hours are 8:00-5:00 Mon.- Thurs. Call
FL 32348. TDD 711.
1 bed/1 bath, no laundry facif .$425
:deposit abd SA264the k.
Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from Monthly $545
(required $45 deposit). $165 weekly or
$40 daily (tax included). 317 N. Byron
202 Arena bIce house. 2 BD 1
Small RV for rent.includes power, water
and cable. $100 per week. 1st and last.
Just outside city limits.843-0883-
Westgate Rooms available for rent.
Refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable,
AC/Heater. Everything included. $165
weekly, $40 daily, $545 per month, RV
sites $19 daily, $90 weekly, $290
monthly. Tax included. 1627 S. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-584-5235.
Southern Villas of Perry
Looking For Applicants!
Rental assistance available. HUD
vouchers accepted. 1 & 2 BR HC &
non- HC accessible apartments. Office
hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.
Call 850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315
Puckett Rd, Perry, FI, 32347. Equal
Steinhatchee Place Resnort Furni
$550-$700 + utilities, included in price -
St atci C II 1 d2-4h9 -7 in
Steinhatchee Park Models. Furnished
or unfurnished. $700 month includes
electric, city water, Directv Five blocks
eaGt 527r65-3R2oisis, Sales, Herring
2001 Ford Ranger step-side, X Cab,
automatic, liner, recent brakes and
rotors, front end and new AC, 6 cyl.
great truck $5,000.223-2201.
2004 GMC Sierra fully equipped. Tow
break, excellent condition. $9,000 or
best offer. 1-850-223-2669.
1994 Geo Metro. Mechanic's Special.
Needs alternator and other minor
repairs. Cold AC. Great gas mileage.
2004 Saturn 10N Coupe. Sun roof,
leather, black, nice car. $4,300. 584-
2270 or 843-7763.
MDS/Care Plan Coordinator
RN/LPN needed for the MDS/Care
Plan Coordinator position at Madison
Nursing Center. Required: Florida
License in good standing with
experience in MDS/C/P or long term
care and has the willingness to learn
the system. Strong organizational skills
Competitive wages and great benefit
package. Fax resume to Peggy
Powers, RN DON 850-973-2667 or
email to JoAnn Gnewuch,
additional information call 850-973-
Avon needs reps in this area. Only
$10.00 start-up fee. Call BJ at 584-
6289 or 843-2605 buy or sell!
Taylor County Board of County
Fire Fighter/Paramedic = $11.10 hr.
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obtain applications at
Mobile Career Lab located in the Kmart
Parking Lot on Wednesdays and
Thursday, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Applications
must be resumed to Workforce per
instruction sheet of application. Taylor
County Board of County
Commissioners is an EOE, VP, DT,
background check employer.
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:ase Number: 09JA34
4 THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF
Alchael Robert Lozen for the
adoption of a child
NOTICE OF HEARING
0: Jeremy Donlel Hutcheson
ou ore hereby notified that the
bove-named Petitioner(s) has/have
ed in this Court a verlfled Petition
seeking to adopt a chlid.
n Affidavit of Abandonment has
een filed alleging that you have
bondoned the chlid for a period of
ne year or more and/or have failed
Without cause to provide reasonable
pport for the child for one year or
ou are further notified that an
adoptionn hearing is set on December
7, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. In the court
location Identified above.
ou are further notified that if you fall
appear for sold hearing, the Court
may termlnote your parental fights
ind grant the adoption as sought by
Iled Combined Courts in Larlmer
:ounty, Colorado this 14 day of
herlyn K. Sampson
:lerk of Court
PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE
Handy Rental located at 900
Industrial Park Dr. Perry. Florida 32348
announces a pubile sale of contents
of self storage units:
C7, Wanda Emert 1627 S. Byron
Butler Pkwy. RV 14, Perry. FL 32348
The contents belng listed as
Contents will be sold or disposed of
on or after November 4, 2009.
Advertisement for Minority, Women
Owned & other Disodvantaged
Business Enterpilses Music
Construction, Inc. a Certified- Building
& Underground Utilities & Excavation
Contractor, Ucense #'s CBCO60439 &
CUC1223805, Ph. No. 386-658-1598
Fax No. 386-658-2481 Is soliciting bids
from subcontractors and/or suppliers
for project named: City of Perry
CDBG Sewer Improvements Perry.
Florlda BId Date: 10-26-09at 3:00 p.m.
Plans & specs available from
engineer: Hatch Mott MacDonald.
3800 Esplande Way, Ste. 150
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Dodge Reporting Service 850-877-
6987, Construction Bulletin 904-388-
0336 Mid-State Bldrs. Exc. 352-351-
5292, Music Const. Inc. 12285 235th
Rd. Llve Oak, FL 32060 386-658-1598
In the Circult Court. Third Judlclol
Clicult, In and For Taylor County,
Case No.: 2009-178-CA
Tri-County Bank D/B/A Amerts,
Qualified firms of Individuals desIrlng
to provide the requlled products or
services must submit flve (5)
packages in a sealed envelope of
similar package marked ISealed
Proposal for Commercial Rofuse
Collection Services to the Clork
oftCourt, 1st Floor Courthouse, 108
North Jefferson Street, Suite 102, oi
P.O. Box 620, Perry, Florlda 32348, to
arrive no later than 4:00 P.M., local
time, on November 2, 2009. All
Proposals MUST have the
respondent's name and malling
address clearly shown on the outside
of the envelope or package when
submitted. Proposals will be opened
and respondents announced of 6:15
P.M. local time, or as soon thereafter
as practical, ontNovember 2, 2009. In
the Taylor County Administrative
Complex, 201 East Green Street,
Perry, Florlda 32347.
Proposal information MUST be
obtained from the Clerk of Court, 1st.
Floor Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson
Street, Sulte 102, Perry. Florlda 32348,
There is a MANDATORY pre-bid
conference on Wednesday, October
14th at 10:00 AM in the Commlssion
Chambers of the County Annex, 201
E. Green Street, Perry, FL 32348
The County reserves the flght, in lis
sole and absolute discretion, to reject
ony or all Proposals, to conceal or
withdrew this solicitation of any time
and walve any Irregularities in the RFP
process. The COUnty reserves the
flght to award any contract to the
respondent which it deems to offer
the best overall service; therefore.
the COUnty is not bound to award
any contract based on the lowest
quoted price. The County, in its sole
and absolute discretion, also reserves
the right to walve any mlnor defects
in the process and to accept the
proposal deemed to be in the
Counties best Interest. The County, in
its sole and absolute discreflon. also
reserves the dght to assign a local
business preference in on amount of
five (5) percent of the proposed
pricess. No foxed Proposals will be
Additional information may be
Toylor County Environmental Services
Case No. 08-819-CP
In Re: The Estate of:
ROSA LEE LOVE,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
ROSA LEE LOVE, deceased, whose
date of death was June 1, 2008; File
Number 08-819-CP is pending in the
Circuit Court for Taylor County,
Florlda, Probate Division, the address
of which IS Post Office Box 620, Perry,
Florida 32348. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representatives attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedentis estate,
on whom a copy of this notice has
been served, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons havIng claims or
demands against decedents estate
must file their claIms with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
The date of first publication of this
notice Is: OCTOBER 9, 2009.
SMITH & SMITH
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A.
MICHAEL S. SMITH
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florido Bar No. 169621
P.O. Drawer 579
Perry, Florida 32348
Telephone: (850) 584-3812
Fax: (850) 584-7148
218 Susan Street
Perry. FL 32347
3750 Highway 98 West
Perry, FL 32347
3750 US Highway 98 West
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
Notice is hereby given, that John
Cloyd the holder of the following
certifIcate has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of
Issuance, the description of the
property, and the names In which It
was assessed are follows:
CertIficate No. 51
Year of Issuance 2005
Description of Property Parcel No.
Commence at the NW corner of
section 35, T4S, R7E, and run East
along the center line of Flosom street,
1288.0 feet; run S 00' 14' 25" W, 650.87
feet; run S 00' 21' feet, run N 89' 34' 20"
W. 122.5 feet for a point of begInning;
run S 00' 21' 40" W, 150.0 feet, run N
89' 34' 20" W. 95.0 fet, run N 00' 21' 40"
E, 150.0 feet, run S 89' 34' 20" E. 95.0
feet to the polnt of beginning. (#39)
Subject to restrictions recorded in
O.R. 166. page 384-85, records of
Taylor, County. Florldo.
Name in which assessed Carl M.
Said property being in the County of
Taylor, State of Florldo. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed
according to low, the property
described is such certflcote Sholl be
sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 9th day of
November. 2009 of 11 o'clock 0.m.
Dated thls 5th day of October, 2009
Annie Moe Murphy
Clerk of Circult Court
Taylor County. Florldo
10/7, 10/14, 10/21. 10/28
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY,
& TITLE CO
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B-5 T8CO TitlOS October 21, 2009
vs. Thomas Henry Tonneller, et al.,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NO1|CE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered herein, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Taylor County
Courthouse, 108 N. Jefferson Street,
Perry, FL at 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day
of Nov., 2009, the following described
BEGIN AT THE NW CORNER OF LOT 1,
BLOCK A. HUGH J. GRANGER'S
SUBDIVISION: THENCE RUN S 89
DEGREES 22 MINUTES 00 SECONDS E
35,00 FEET: THENCE S 47 DEGREES 52
MINUTES 25 SECONDS E. 238.675 FEET:
THENCE N. 79 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 49
SECONDS E 331.79 FEET; THENCE N 73
DEGREES 52 MINUTES 47 SECONDS E
48.00 FEET TO THE WATER'S EDGE OF
THE STEINHATCHEE RIVER FOR THE
P.O.B.; THENCE S 73 DEGREES 52
MINUTES 47 SECONDS W 48.00 FEET:
THENCE S 79 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 49
SECONDS W 331.79 FEET: THENCE N 47
DEGREES 52 MINUTES 25 SECONDS W
238.675 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 22
MINUTES 00 SECONDS E 460.00 FEET
TO THE WATER'S EDGE OF THE
STEINHATCHEE RIVER; THENCE
SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE WATER'S
EDGE OF THE STEINHATCHEE RIVER
BACK TO THE P.O.B.
Parcel Identification Number: 30-09-
Witness my hand and the seal of this
COUR In Oct. 13th, 2009.
American's with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Indlvlduals with disabilities needing a
reasonable accommodaton to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the court administrators
office as soon as possible,
telephone 850-838-3506; or if hearing
Imposed, 1-800-995-8771 (TDD): or 1-
800-955-8770 (V), via Florido Relay
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: MortI Lee
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is soliciting soled
proposals for Commerclol Refuse
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Mark your calendars,
Saturday. Oct. 24.
Join our once-a-year
Steinhatchee River and
road cleanup and help make
Steinhatchee and Jena beautiful
and clean one more time.
Steinhatchee Coastal Cleanup
is part of the Florida and
International Coastal Cleanup
which is held every September
worldwide. We choose to hold
ours in October because the
weather is much cooler.
Meet at the Community
Center at 8 a.m. Wear shoes, not
sandals! The sandspurs are out
in full bloom and you will be
sorry if you don't have on shoes
and socks. Long pants aren't a
bad idea either. Use sunscreen
lift and your participation will
he greatly appreciated.
Pizza will be served to
volunteers and everyone who
helps will get a tee shirt.
Hungry Howie's has
generously provided pizza to
volunteers the last three years,
Thank them when you see them!
Hope to see everyone down
at the river on Saturday, Oct 24.
Bags will be provided. You need
to sign in at the Community
Center. Even if you wish to
just clean your block, that's
terrific! Every little bit helps! If
we all just picked up one bag of
trash that day, we would have a
mountain for the dump! Hurrah!
Hope to see you there.
even though the air is cooler;
perhaps some enosecum"
repellent although those nasty
creatures usually aren't too bad
once the sun gets up; gloves--
Steinhatchee School children
will arrive at 9 a.m. led by Mrs.
Hurd. They are always a big
part of the coastal cleanup and
we are proud of our students
who participate. Children who
participate in Coastal Cleanup
will be eligible to go to Camp
Wekiva next summer. The
Steinhatchee Garden Club
sponsors campers for the camp
every summer. The Garden Club
members will be participating
in Coastal Cleanup as well as
the Steinhatchee AARP.
If you have a boat, the banks
of the river really need a face
Ride from Perry to Newport in
Rev up your engines and
plan to take part in a poker
run supporting Taylor Elite
Cheerleading Saturday, Nov. 7.
The ride will begin at Burger
King in Perry and end with a
wrap-up party at Ouzts Too in
Registration will be held
from 10-11 a.m. with the first
bike out at 11 a.m.
The cost is $20 per
motorcycle, $5 for additional
For more information, please
call Wendy at 838-5190.
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The league plays on Thursday and the local team made
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Junior Miss candidates graced the stage in evening gowns of their own choosing during the Self Expression portion of the Oct..3 program. Shown (front row, left to
right) are: Dallas Self, Jordan Williams, Sarah Vaughn, Natalie Ricketson, Arielle Murray, Marissa Snodgrass, Maisle Wilson, Charley Campbell, Elisa Webb, Emily
Newman and Jessica Strickland; (back row, left to right) Magan Bowden and Lauren Clover. (Photo by Photos, Frames & Trophies)
Song bird flies away with title
Newly named Florida Forest Festival Junior Miss Maisie Wilson, center, is surrounded by members of her
court and award winners from the Oct. 3 program. Shown are, left to right, Charley Campbell, winner of the
"Spirit of Junior Miss" award; Jordan Williams, second runner-up; Wilson; Emily Newman, first runner-
up; and Jessica Strickland, winner of the "Be Your Best Self" essay contest.
the late David Williams. second
Cheers rang out again as
Charley Campbell, the
daughter of Charles and
Kohatha Campbell, was
presented the award for her
embodiment of the "Spirit of
Junior Miss" and Jessica
Strickland, the daughter of
William and Michelle
Strickland, was secognited as
winner of the "Be Your Best
Self" cssay contest.
In addition to the title of
Taylor County Junior Miss,
Wilson also won the talent
award for a powerful rendition
of "Popular" from the
Broadway musical "Wicked."
The teen, who is home-
schooled, has earned top billing
in area theater productions,
most recently as the lead in
Tallahassee Young Actors
Theatres "High School
Newman also walked away
with additional awards,
winning the community service
award and physical fitness
award (group A).
Williams' arms overflowed
with awards, iepresenting top
honors in scholastics, physical
fitness (group B) and self-
"America's Junior Miss
Program celchrates young
women who have distinguished
themselves at school and in
their communities. These
young women proudly
represent our Taylor County
community. Their intelligence,
talent, energy and character
epitomize much of the charm
and personality that Jetines
what Taylor County is today as
well as foreshadows what our
future can be," Fesu'val
Chairman Bo Taff said,
"Beach Blast 2009" was the
evening's theme and set
director Lynda Edwards
fashioned a backdrop that
brought to mind lazy days on
the Gulf of Mexico.
Candidates emerged on stage
from sun-drenched scenes that
transformed Forest Capital Hall
into a warm and welcoming
But it was the candidates
themselves whose unique
personalities and talents burned
brightest on stage.
Strong talent presentations
By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI
A Shady Grove songbird
soared to new heights Saturday,
Oct. 3, and was awarded the
evening's most coveted title,
that of Taylor County's Florida
Forest Festival Junior Miss.
Maisie Wilson, the daughter
of Barry and Carla Wilson of
Shady Grove gasped in
surprise wher Master of
Ceremonies Bruce Ratliff
called her name as winner of
the 2009 program.
A capacity crowd filled
Forest Capital Hall as 13 local
senior girls vied for the top
title. Cheers shook the rafters as
Emily Newman, the daughter
of Randy and Deidra Newman,
was named first runner-up and
Jordan Williams, the daughter
of Lydia "Charlie" Johns and
kept the s ening moving at a
tast pace, with pertiwmanees
ranging from top dances to
comedic sketches to dramatic
Contestant # 1 Arielle
Murray opened the
competition and tapped her
away across stage, ending her
90-second performance 1 ha
high heel-click that drew
Contestant #2 Magnn
Bowden dazzled in a flawless
dance and twirl performance to
the Michael Jackson hit. "Black
Contestant #3 Elisa Wehh,
wearing oversized overalls and
a shaggy heard, kicked up hr
heels during a comedle
rendition of "'Mun of Constant
Sorrows" from the movie "O
Hoother. Whet'o Art Thou
Contestant mi Emily
Newman took everyo[ie on a
trip down the yellow brick road
with a pertiwmance of "If I
Only Had a Brain" from the
iconic "Wizard ofOz."
Contestant #5 Maisio ll ilson
primped her way through
I'opul.n" from the Broadway
musical "Wicked." nailing the
final high notes with vocals that
filled the auditorium.
Contestant #6 Sarah
Vaughn. who has been
studying piano for only two
years, made the keys sing as
she played the theme song from
Disney's 'Beaul) & the Beast."
Vaughn looked much like a
princess her sell. dressed in a
yellow evening gown
reminiscent of the one worn by
the movie's lead heroine. Belle.
Contestant #7 Churky
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We enjoyed watcIIInd all of the 2009 Little
Queen contestants...you Were DeautilsI on 5tage! so
Julian "J.T." Tucker, the
son of Randy and Cher
Hearne, and Luke Tucker,
along with Jakayla Sellers,
the daughter of Chanda
Manning and Fred Sellers,
will preside over festival
events throughout this week
and the year to come.
Rounding out the royal
court were first runners-up
Cohl Sadler, the son of Billy
"Gator" and Tricia Sadler,
and Addison Shiver, the
daughter of Loomis and Amy
Second runners-up were
Caleb Davis, the son of Mark
and Chrissy Davis, and
of Wayne and Kisha
Emma Wright, the
daughter of Jerrod and Edie
Wright, won an award for
most ads (girl) sold for the
pageant program. J.J.
Sunderland, the son of Paul
and Leslee Sunderland, tied
with Nicholas Davis, the son
of Suzan and William Davis,
for the most ads (boy) sold.
"We are here as a
celebration of Taylor
County's future," Mistress of
Ceremonies Valerie Lacy
said as she invited the
auditehnece oyda tp bai
"Footloose" themed program.
"They are all movie
stars--and autographs will be
available later." she said as
the contestants danced across
the stage in front of a movie
Co-chairs Amy Bowden
and Tabitha Murphy, assisted
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talent from the 2009 Florida
Forest Festival Junior Miss
program for entertainment
presentations throughout the
Magan Bowden performed
a dance and twirl
performance to the Ahchael
Jackson hit 'Black and
White." Natalie Ricketson
dazzled with a baton twirling
routine and 2009 Jr. Miss
Maisie Wilson captivated the
audience with "Popular"
from the musical "Wicked."
Students from Taylor Gym,
Cheer & Dance mixed things
up with a hip hop
performance while RebeccA
Hagburg, Chelsea Parker,
Emily Selleck and Vanessa
Wright kept the beat going
with a jazz number.
Also taking the stage was
Ben Meacham, who lifted
spirits with a heartfelt
performance of "You Raise
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By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI
A future pop star aod a
young man who wants to live
life in the fast lane as a
NASCAR driver were
crowned Taylor County's
2009 Florida Forest Festival
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Colby Robertson and
Katelyn Lynn were the
epitome of poise,
coordination and sheer talent
during a waltz performance.
The pair have been taking
dance lessons under the
direction of Vanessa Wright
for about three years.
However, the real stars of
the show were the
contestants themselves who
stepped back in the spotlight
to share what they want to be
when they grow up:
Contestant #1 Nicholas
Davis wants to be a cook,
"because I like it."
Contestant #2 Alyssa
Freeman wants to be a
veterinarian "'cause I like
Contestant #3 Emma
and Contestant #4 J.J.
Sunderland is also looking to
be come a veterinarian.
Contestant #6 Aubrey
Henry wants to be a hip
hop dancer and Contestant #8
wants to be like country
singer Taylor Swift.
Contestant #9 Drew
the world and was suited up
to be a fighter.
Contestant #10 Delaney
Musselwhite wants to be an
artist and Contestant #12
Emily Johnson is ready to be
a teacher, "just like my
, Contestant #13 Lucas Lee
wants to be a CSI and
Contestant #14 Jakayla
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Contestant #15 Cohl
Sadler wants to be a football
player and sported his
favorite team's colors--the
Gator's signature orange and
Contestant #16 Katelyn
Lundy wants to be an art
teacher and Contestant #17
Caleb Davis wants to be a
game warden because "I like
to ride in the woods."
Contestant #18 Katy
Mathis aspires to be an
Olympic gymnast and
Contestant #19 Daniel Lago
wants to be a hunter "so I
won't have to buy food."
Contestant #20 Brandi
Bass wants to be an animal
trainer at Sea World and
Contestant #21 Chase Young
wants to be "a
cooker...because I like to
Contestant #22 Caroline
Lilliott wants to be a dress
shop girl because she likes
dressed, Contestant #23
Julian Tucker is ready to
race as a NASCAR driver
and Contestant #24 Addison
Shiver is ready to be a singer.
The final competition of
the night was evening wear
and each contestant was
her parent, including one
father, a Marine, in full dress
A special video
presentation coordinated by
Beth Southerland was set to
music from the 1980s and
featured photos of
contestants during the weeks
of practice leading up to
Little King Julian "J.T." Tucker and Little Queen Jakayla Sellers, center, are shown ~with 2009 Florida
Joining in on the fun will be
forestry clowns and queens
from the Division of Forestry
as well as Smokey Bear.
The annual Antique Car
Gaslight Parade, featuring
classic cars from almost every
decade, will close out the
children dress up in forestry-
related costumes, will march
around the courthouse square
beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Event Coordinator Angela
Gibson said panicipants will
begin lining up for the parade at
Once the parade concludes,
the amusement continues with
a series of carnival-type games
in the courthouse parking lot.
There will also be a petting zoo
and a kiddie train.
Perry and Aaron's are bringing
the Rock Band video game to
the square for fme games.
The Florida Forest Festival
will take over downtown Perry
Friday evening with fun and
games, along with a pair of
The festivities begin at 5 p.m.
at The Graystone, which will
feature the annual scan stories.
The Kids' Parade, in which
Future cooks, hunters,
All fun and games Friday, Oct. 23, in downtown Perry
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The 2009 Florida Forrst
Festival Baby Photo Contest set
another recoil with 185 entries.
exceeding the previous high
mark of 178 photos submitted
Children playing with
animals, whether real or toy,
seemed to be the theme this
year, but the entries depicted
a cornucopia of fun activities.
from enjoying a dip in the pool
to simply stopping to smell the
The winning entries were as
0-6 months: first place.
Maydin Karley Murphy.
parents--Destin Murphy and
Courtney Hill; second place,
Isabella Barbaree. patents--
Peter and Dulcie Barbaree;
second place, Robert "Trey"
Lee Lytle III, pawnts--
Robert and Sabrina Lytle;
third place. Nathaniel Fagley,
parents--Ashley and Racheal
7-11 months: first place,
Kirby Lawson, parents--Kyle
and Kelly Lawson; second
place, Rylan Compton, parents
--Jared and Teresa Compton:
third place. Skyler Jayde
Murphy. parents--Shannon and
One year: tirst place. Dayla
Driver, parent--Tonya Driver;
second place. William Hathcock
II, parents--Randy and Wendy
Hathcock; third place. Wyatt
Towles, parents--John and
Two years: tirst place,
Elizabeth Humphries, parents
--Jeff and Erin Humphries;
second place, Lauralai Brannen,
parents--Charles and Breanna
Brannen: third place. Addison
Grace Hunter, parents--Kolin
and Jacqueline Hunter.
Three years: first place.
Destiny Brown, pawnts--Heath
Brown and Crystal Colon;
second place, Ayden Sadousky,
parents--Stacy and Amber
Sadousky; third place, Denton
Wiggins, parents--Mark and
Four years: Ashton Tyler
Strickland, parents--Chris and
Britney Strickland; second
place. Avery Morgan, parents--
Cory and Mandi Motyan: third
place. Kaitlyn Smith. parents--
Herb and Jami Smith.
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Campbell took the audience on
a journey of faith during a
vocal performance of an
original song by the same title,
Classic notes from Bach
washed over the crowd during
a solo saxophone performance
from Contestant #8 Lauren
Contestant #9 Jordan
Williams captured the light-
hearted spirit of "The
Entertainer" during a piano
Contestant #10 Marissa
Snodgrass showed her
dramatic side during a
monologue looking at the
legacy her generation will
Contestant #11, Jessica
Strickland, who has been
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Junior Miss candidates had a blast--a beach
blast--during the 2009 program. The opening
number (left) reflected the summer-fun theme
and a sideshow prepared by Jamie Cruse
featured photos taken at Taylor County's own
jazzed things up with a
performance from the hit
Contestant #12 Dallas Self
showed her red, white and blue
spirit with a solo JROTC rifle
Contestant #13 Natalie
Ricketson took the program to
new heights during a baton
twirling routine, throwing a
baton high into the air and
catching it with seemingly
little effort in a smooth,
practiced and exhilarating
Also taking the stage to
entertain the crowd was 2008
Florida Forest Festival Junior
Miss Shabrala Dunwoody and
2008 Talent Award Winner
Dance students Colby
Robertson and Katelyn Lynn
tangoed across the stage.
Rebecca Hagburg, Chelsea
Parker, Emily Selleck and
Vanessa Wright jazzed things
up with a top hat and cane
The winner of the Florida
Forest Festival Junior Miss
program received a $2,500
The first runner-up received
a $1,500 scholarship and the
second runner-up, $750.
The talent and scholastic
awards each carried $500
scholarships: $300 scholarships
were presented for the fitness
and self-expression awards;
and $250 scholarships for the
"Spirit of Jr. Miss."
"Be Your Best Self" essay
and community service
Co-chairs for the event were
Angic Gibson. Lauren Cruse
and Stacev Cruse, with each
expressing their thanks to the
candidates and their families
for sharing the Junior Miss
experience with them.
2009 Junior Miss Maisie Wilson, center, is shown with court members Jordan
Williams. left, and Emily Newman. Newman was named first runner-up and
Williams second runner-up. The trio will join their fellow 2009 Florida Forest
Festival Junior Miss candidates in leading the King Tree Parade Saturday, Oct. 24.
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deck," Dwayne said,
"We use personal protective
equipment during the course of
doing the job and require that
our employees wear the 'PPE'
Just a few months after
starting his business, Jr. found
the love of his life, Reatrice
Horne. They married in 1958
and had three children,
Dwayne, Randy and Sherri.
The name of the business
"A&B Crews & Sons, Inc."
was formed by taking the first
initials of Allen (Jr.) and his
wife Beatrice, and completed
by the addition of"& Sons" to
include Dwayne and Randy.
After five years of working
together, Randy decided to take
another career path and
Dwayne continued to work
with his father while taking on
an increasing amount of
responsibility over the years.
The company is credited for
setting an example for high
safety standards for their
employees and trucking
Their long history of safe
operation and a policy that
includes periodic safety
meetings for the entire crew--
including diligent record
keeping--is proof of their
commitment to a safe
harvesting and trucking
Trucking contractors are also
held to a high standard of
record keeping, communication
and periodic review.
Dwayne and Jr. elected to
make radio communications a
part of every piece of
equipment for every operator.
and communications have been
established to keep everyone
safe at all locations in the
woods and around the log deck.
"We know where each operator
is at all times and we constantly
double check prior to moving
to every stage of the harvesting
operation. On occasions a
landowner or member of the
public may show up at our
operation and we are quick to
stop activity, communicate
The Florida Forestry
Association (FFA) has honored
Allen, Bea and Dwayne Crews
of Callahan as Florida's
"Outstanding Logger for 2009."
The family will serve as
Grand Marshals for the 54th
annual Florida Forest Festival
King Tree Parade Saturday,
Allen "Jr." Crews has been in
the wood fiber business since
1950 and in the 58 years that
have shaped his business, he
has worked with everything
from a cross-cut saw, wheel
saw, chainsaw...to fully
mechanized logging using a
As a boy he worked with his
Uncle Les pulling a cross-cut
saw and cutting mine props.
In 1958, he bought a 1949
Ford F600 truck and a wheel
saw for $600 and began
working for himself. Now 73,
Jr. still loads wood every day
and seldom misses work,
stand at or
around the log
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on company-owned land.
Their seven-man crew
operates a mix of Tigercat and
Timberjack equipment for
cutdown, skidding and loading.
A set of Maxi-Load scales
weighs every load at the deck
and two set-out trucks provide
for safe loading and set-out
procedures for moving and
preparing loaded trailers.
The decision to have two
set-out trucks was made to
decrease opportunities tor
The Florida Forestry State Queens include Miss
Augusta Hammock, Teen Layla Mohammadi, Little
Ciera Wamble, Tiny Jolene Alday, Teeny Kailey
Medina, Hospitality Tatum Turner and Supermodel
Even the trees of the forests will clap their hands when the
Florida Forestry State Queens and U.S. National Forestry Queens
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Friday evening, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. signing autographs and taking
pictures. They will also participate in the children's parade as well
that evening," said Victoria Lovett, Florida Forestry State
Director, who is coordinating their appearances for the Division of
"On Saturday--Festival Day--they will be attending the
breakfasthreception, ride in the King Tree Parade and appear on
The Florida State Queens appear all over the state making
appearances at Arbor Day events, festivals, parades, pageants and
other community activities. "They are proud to help promote the
Forestry and Wildfire Prevention Program throughout this
wonderful state," Lovett added.
"The 2010 Florida Forestry State Scholarship Pageant will be
held next year in St. Augustine at Flagler College on July 16-17.
The pageant gives wonderful prizes and savings bond scholarships
to the younger girls, and a large cash scholarship along with prizes
and a $1,000 gift certificate to the queen. Anyone wanting to
compete in this state scholarship pageant should contact me at:
The National Queens travel to different states also promoting
forestry and wildfire prevention. "These young ladies make
appearances at many different events, expos, parades, forestry
meetings, as well as making commercials.
"We are so proud of our Florida Forestry Supermodel Megan
Afford who was just recently crowned the U.S. National Little
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The U.S. National Forestry Queens are Miss Joleigh Sartino, Teen Stephanie Hill, Junior Madison Green, Little
accident and injury to
personnel in the set-out
Three primary contract
haulers provide the bulk of the
trucking operation. .
A&B Crews & Sons has a
58-year track record of
providing the highest quality
forest practices to the delight of
both company and private
landowners. Today the
overwhelming majority of their
work consists of thinning
The appearance of the
equipment, the log deck and the
personnel exemplify a
professionally run business
from top to bottom.
The business utilizes a
trusted group of contract
haulers to get their fiber to the
market. Mark McCullough.
Tim McCullough and Clark
"Pig" Purvis are three of the
contract drivers you will see
almost everyday picking up
loads from A& B Crews &
Jr.'s wife Bea has been an
integral part of the business
and its success from the
beginning. She continues to
provide assistance with the
administrative functions of the
Dwayne's wife Donna
provides assistance to keep the
business running smoothly
whenever and wherever she is
Dwayne is a Florida Master
Logger and maintains
continuing education every
year through the Florida
Forestry or Southeastern Wood
--Courtesy Florida Forestry
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Asking Billy Murphy about
his citrus trees is a lot like
asking one of his three
daugh ers for a date,
First, he wants to know a
little bit about you--where
you've been, where you come
And, specifically, he wants to
greenhouse doors opened, fans
proceeded to blow off anything
the shower missed.
It's difficult to be composed
under these circumstances,
But it's Murphy's law: you
can't even look at his trees until
you pass his inspection,
And, further, he's got Florida
law to back him up.
Murphy found his niche in
Florida's agricultural market
because of a crisis in the state's
citrus industry: the onslaught
of citrus greening disease,
State law now requires that all
citrus nursery trees be grown
within enclosed greenhouses.
To ensure disease protection,
many citrus farmers prefer to
buy stock from outside the
state's primary citrus growing
area south of Interstate 4.
That makes Murphy Citrus
Nursery, Inc., and Taylor
County, very attractive indeed,
It was that opportunity that
Murphy seized with both hands
(after he washed them).
He graduated from Taylor
County High School in 1991,
and then from Florida State
University with a degree in
criminology, Then he
proceeded to Lively Technical
Center where he earned a
horticulture certificate which
paved the way for employment
in Monticello's greenhouses,
and then the growing
operations in Havana,
zaut to This sl I [m n
County, where he worked at the
alternative school for six years
while his wife. Valerie, taught
All the while, Murphy---
whose farming genes can be
traced back to the 1800s-- was
waitng or ustthe rgt
but I have always wanted to
have a nursery." Until 2006,
however, Murphy said it was
difficult to identify a product
that would allow him to
become a full-time
nurseryman, and at the same
time, support a family.
"My great, great grandfather
was a farmer not too far from
here--in what was then
Madison County," he said.
Other family members have
followed in that path, including
his father--Billy F. Murphy--
who once grew tobacco on the
Travis Murphy, a cousin and
St. Lucie County citrus grower,
pointed out the possibility of a
nursery in Taylor County.
researched the idea and decided
to quit his teaching position and
make a substantial investment
in a citrus nursery.
Now his understanding of the
business further explains the
name. "They don't call it a
nursery for nothing," he says,
looking at his thousands and
thousands of dependents.
"Year-round, it is at least a
six-day-a-week job," he says.
"In the wintertime, it is a 24-
hour job. I have to work all day
and stay up all night to make
sure the heaters are working
Generators remain on stand-
enMuoy e --and sundersc
"very good employees." In
addition to pruning and
removing unwanted sprouts,
and scouting for any possible
disease or pest, the plants must
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know ifyou've been around any
He pauses for you to consider
If you have been around any
other citrus, he's going to wash
you down right then and there.
The entrance to his
greenhouses is preceded by an
enclosed walk-thmugh with
shower heads which guard the
I was completely
"I drank orange juice which
came out of a Florida Naturals
box this morning," I said,
"You're okay then," he said,
and he became a perfect
But about that time, when the
CAR yOH groW CitYUS treeS in Taylor COUnty?
If you have a greenhouse, you can--and Billy Murphy does on a commercial
scale. But before ou begin calling him for a tree of your own, please be
advised: he doesn't sell locally. He's a contract grower only and, in his genuine
Southern farmer voice, he'll tell you he's sorry he can't help out.
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The Perry Woman's Club will roll out the red carpet for
dignitaries who travel to Perry for the 54th annual Florida Forest
Nearly a hundred invitations have been mailed to visiting
queens, politicians and forestry industry representatives.
rwe capital of
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8000 wIII be fed at park
If you've always wanted to get up and get cooking about 5 a.m.,
then the Florida Forest Festival Fish Fry provides the perfect
opportunity for that.
If it's never occurred to you to get up at 5 a.m. and cook, then
you probably don't know about the camaraderie which exists
among those tireless volunteers who feed the thousands on
Fe' s wir a llu te pdp t us.ty for public servants,"
Dawn Taylor said stressing the servant part of the description.
at noon, so if you're not involved in another part of the festival,
why don't you consider this your opportunity?"
Aucilla Christian Academy provides 20-25 parents who serve
and cook, but it takes about twice that many to prepare the 16,000
hush puppies, and the 3,000 pounds of fish.
This year, however, Taylor is almost giddy about two new
fryers. "The Tourism Development Council purchased two for us
this year, and I think that could speed things up considerably. The
baskets are larger, so they hold more, and since they're brand new,
they're more powerful." Taylor added that the TCD has committed
to buy another new fryer each year until all of the old nine fryers
have been replaced.
Preparations on Festival day begin around 4 a.m. when Taylor
and Rick Olcott get the fryers ready to cook. Then volunteers
begin arriving about 5 a.m., and the prep work starts.
This dedicated crew of cookers will be feeding about 8000
festival-goers so massive quantities of cole slaw and beans are
"We are proud to be part of this tradition and invite you to join
us for a free lunch," Taylor said.
If you wish to volunteer, please contact the Chamber of
Commerce at 584-5366. They'll shout with glee.
Taylor extends "a big thanks" to Bassett's Dairy which annually
provides a refrigerated truck for storing the food. "It's no small
task to feed 8000 people; we're grateful for all those who help, in
any and every way," she said.
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be continually rotated to ensure that they all
receive access to direct sunlight." His wife
manages the financial records, having learned all
the tax rules while caring for the children
(daughters Megan, Grace and Caroline) and
running the house. She has also been hands-on
in the business, and helped plant and nurture the
"If you have never worked with citrus, it is a
challenge," Murphy admits. "It is a lot more
expensive to start a citrus greenhouse."
Currently, Murphy has about 60,000 trees in
his seven greenhouses, but that's because the
spring-summer shipping depleted his stock by
half. The nursery can sustain 123,000 trees so
that two crops are housed at once.
add 'Icdoo ulthrough 2011,t ahe nsayst
for everything we're growing."
Beyorld the showers and the fans, Murphy gets
a visit every 30 days from a state inspector who
walks the aisles and checks the screens to make
sure there are no breaches in security. It sounds
like another C.I.A.--the Citrus Intelligence
Agency--and to Murphy and other growers, it
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insect--the Asian citrus psyllid. Once it's in the
tree, there is no cure. It is a bacteria and there is
no treatment. It kills the tree.
There's no kidding about the devastation this
insect can cause, so precautions are paramount.
Screens must keep the insects out. Clippers must
be bleached. "They're working now on a cure,
but they haven't found it yet. That's why it's so
important to the industry to start with a clean
And that's what Murphy sells. His crops of
clean, "superior quality" trees mature in 18
months, and then he sends them South where
they produce citrus products for the entire nation
to enjoy. He recognizes that the continues
availability of disease-free nursery stock is
critical to the preservation of Florida's citrus
Murphy's role in "saving the state's citrus"
earned him and his family the 2009 designanon
of "Tayl< r > < 1 ut nil\}u ithe Year."hen
he admits. "It's a goal job, and richt now.
denunid E high. Ehat makes him smile.
Planning ahead, however, his eye wanders
toward diversification "I think we might try
some plums..some peaches...some nectarines and
the perennial peanut."
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which provides its own music
.and stages its own party.
Continental soldiers will
appear with Andrew Jackson
XXXVIII and his entourage.
When it comes to pretty
queens, they will wave their
way down Jefferson Street.
The Forestry Queens will
represent national and state
pageants, while other area
royalty will include Miss
Florida Seafood, Miss Old
South, Petite Miss Madison
County, Miss Suwannee Valley
and Little Miss Pioneer Day.
The Tampa Bay Possee of 16
Corvettes will travel to Perry,
in good company with the
American Legion, Cub Scouts,
tumblers and the Taylor County
Middle School Band.
The parade ends with the
horses, of course, but don't
leave before you see the
Belgian horses pulling a
wagon. "We hope the people of
Taylor County--and all our
visitors--enjoy this year's
parade," said Parade Chair
Evelyn Day. "Bring your
chairs and get comfortable!"
Crews and Sons, Inc., this
year's grand marshal. U.S.
Congressman Allen Boyd is
expected, along with State Rep.
Taylor Elite will cheer;
JROTC with march in
precision; and the Sons of
Confederate Veterans will pay
tribute to their ancestors.
Wilbur Miller will represent
the U.S. Army 9th and 10th
Calvary Buffalo Soldiers.
Miller is a longtime resident of
Perry and a Korean War combat
Smokey Bear, in conjunction
with the Division of Forestry,
will remind all parade-goers
that forest preservation and fire
prevention are critical.
New to this year's parade are
the Christian Motorcyclists,
with 7-10 units of their own.
Lady of the Year Wanda Cash
will be in the lead-off car for
the entourage of antique
vehicles. Mrs. Cash serves as
president of the Taylor County
It's not a parade without the
Springtime Tallahassee float
The King Tree Parade will
step off Saturday, Oct. 24, at 10
a.m. with 50-plus units
dedicated to entertaining
everyone gathered along
Who's new? The
Parrotheads of Perry-dise will
antics while Shriners zoom and
twist along the parade route,
La$ enforcentertt units will
lead off the march, while
Taylor County High School's
Marching :Bulldog Band
provides the background
music. Mayor Emily Ketring
will be prominently featured in
the line-up, along with
firetrucks and law enforcement
The school's cheerleaders
will walk Jefferson Street while
the candidates from this year's
Jr. Miss pageant float down the
parade route in the Buckeye,
Florida, float. Maisie Wilson,
the 2009 Jr. Miss, will be
Festival Chairman Bo Taff
will be a v.i.p. along with the
2009 Logger of the Year, A&B
Christopher James (the one on the right) will command your attention for a night
of Scary Stories at the Graystone on Friday, Oct. 23. The Kids' Parade will follow.
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This free Florida Forest Festival event is slated
for Friday, Oct. 23, just before the Kids Parade
"We hope the children of the community will
enjoy this night in the downtown district, hearing
stories with a chill, and showcasing their original
costumes for all to enjoy," said Dawn Taylor for
the Forest Festival Board of Directors.
"Don't you miss it!"
Listen my children and you shall hear....some
of the scariest stories ever told when Christopher
James uses The Graystone as his backdrop for a
storytelling extravaganza marking the eve of
The stories will begin at 5 p.m. at The
Graystone, the two-story home across from First
United Methodist Church on North Jefferson
Forestry will also contribute to
the event by displaying a
collection of local historic
Invitations have been
extended to approximately 80
individuals (and spouses). "It
is a special occasion to
preserve and appreciate the
heritage of the forest industry
in our county and the
surrounding area," said Ray
Whitfield, event chairman.
For more information, please
call Foley Timber and Land at
Area forest industry retirees
will be saluted at the I Ith
annual Heritage Luncheon on
Thursday, Oct. 22, at 12 noon.
The lunch is sponsored by the
Florida Forest Festival, and
Foley Timber and Land
Company. The Division of
When the Springtime Tallahassee float arrives, it's a parade!
Everybody loves a parade!
Heritage Luncheon honors pioneers
210 E. Main St. .