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City imposes 3-month moratorium
No new sweepstakes centers
Citing "legitimate health,
safety and general welfare
concerns," the Perry City
Council imposed a three-month
moratorium on permitting and
licensing new sweepstakes
centers during a special
meeting held Thursday night,
The moratorium also applies
to Internet cafes and adult
Council members Emily
Ketring, Daryll Gunter and
Don Cook unanimously
adopted the resolution
imposing the moratorium with
a 3-0 vote. (Council members
Alphonso Dowdell and
Sylvester Harris were not
The resolution stated that
"based on actions taken by
other political subdivisions in
recent weeks regarding the
regulation of these facilities,
the city would like the
opportunity to study all of the
recently enacted legislation and
determine whether it is
appropriate for the city and its
residents to allow further
unregulated proliferation of
these types of businesses."
The moratorium became
effective Thursday night and
could be extended for an
additional six months by a
majority vote of the council at
the end of the current three-
Perry Police Department Sgt.
Lin Gray addressed the council
in his role as neighborhood
watch coordinator and said that
the groups "have all expressed
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. $2,500 worth of 'high quality,
high grade' marijuana seized
Nearly one-half pound of high quality, high grade marijuana was seized by police
last week. The estimated street value topped $2,500.
An estimated $2,500 worth
of high quality, high grade
hydroponic marijuana was
seized Thursday night, Jan. 27,
during what began as a routine
An Archer (Fla.) man,
Christopher Suero, 35, was
arrested and charged with
possession of cannabis with
intent to sell, possession of
drug paraphernalia and
driving with a suspended
driver's license (habitual
The investigation began
when Perry Police Department
(PPD) Ptl. Brian Curry
observed that Suero's vehicle
did not have tag lights.
He conducted a traffic stop at
the intersection of Highway 19
and Hampton Springs around
While speaking to the driver,
Curry observed a "strong odor
of green marijuana" coming
from inside the vehicle.
When he asked Suero if he
had any drugs in the car, Suero
reached behind his seat and
pulled out a small bag
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Head Coach Boggs was a finalist
Former TCHS coach lands top spot in Crestview
Taylor County High head
football Coach Shane Boggs
was one of eight finalists for
the vacant head coaching and
athletic director position at
Crestview High School, where
he interviewed on Friday.
Boggs was not hired for the
job, which was filled by former
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Taylor County High School
assistant coach Kevin Pettis,
who served as offensive line
coach for the Bulldogs' 1997
state championship team.
Pettis was introduced
Tuesday as Crestview's new
coach, following a stint as head
coach at Deland High School.
According to the Daytona
Beach News Journal, the lure
of more money and going back
to his home area proved too
much to resist for Pettis, 40,
who led DeLand to three
straight playoff appearances
from 2008-10 and the state
championship game in 2009.
Crestview finished 7-4 last
season, losing in the first round
of the Class 4A playoffs.
With a population of more
than 23,000 residents,
Crestview is one of the fastest-
growing communities in
Northwest Florida and the
county seat of Okaloosa
County, which includes Fort
Walton Beach and Destin, and
has a total county population of
Ryan Smith, another former
Taylor County assistant coach,
was also a finalist for the job,
which is believed to be one of
the highest-paying high school
coaching positions in the state.
According to newspaper
reports, Pettis will earn
"approximately $35,000 more"
than his Deland annual salary
of $61,936.'Crestview officials
had more than 120 applicants
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Be tobacco free!
Join the partnership for a
tobacco-free Taylor County,
which will meet Thursday, Feb. 3,
from 3:30-4:30 p.m., at the public
The meeting is opening to all
community members interested
in helping fulfill the group's
For more information, please
contact the Taylor County Health
Department at 584-5087, ext.
Black history program
The Taylor County High School
(TCHS) Student Council will hold
a community wide black history
program Friday, Feb. 25, at
6 p.m., in the gymnatorium.
If you are willing to participate,
please contact Student Council
sponsor Jodi Rowell at 838-
2525, ext. 119, Monday through
Friday between the hours of 8
a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The deadline
for signing up will be Friday, Feb.
18. Admission is free.
Search for stolen T.V.s ends with drug seizure
When investigators served a
search warrant at 707 West
Dundee Street last week, they
were looking to recover
televisions which had been
stolen from a local business.
What they found was
29 grams of crack
cocaine--enough drugs to
qualify as a trafficking offense.
The search warrant was
served at the home around
noon Jan. 24. The drugs, along
with paraphernalia, were found
in a bedroom of the residence.
The televisions, which were
allegedly sold or traded at the
location for drugs, were not
"Given that the home is
located within 1,000 feet of
New Brooklyn Baptist Church,
an enhanced possession charge
applied," Perry Police
Department (PPD) Capt. Jamie
Although the individual
living at the home was not
present when the search
warrant was executed, a
warrant was sworn for his
Steve Johnson, 39, arranged
through his attorney to turn
himself in to authorities and
reported to the Taylor County
Jail on Jan. 31. He was charged
with trafficking in cocaine.
Bags of crack cocaine were found on a dresser.
TCHS football team, Blount to be honored
Wachovia and the Boys &
Girls Club are partnering to
honor the 2010 Taylor County
High School varsity football
team for its undefeated regular
season with an event Tuesday,
Feb. 8, featuring Tampa Bay
Buccaneers running back
The community is invited to
attend the "Winning the Right
Way Tailgate Celebration,"
which begins at 3:30 p.m. in the
The event will also recognize
Blount for his successful rookie
NFL season, with Perry Mayor
Emily Ketring presenting him
with a key to the city.
"Everything we are doing
will be tied to the slogan
'committed to personal and
team excellence,'" said
Wachovia Store Manager
Nathan Wachob, who has
spearheaded the event along
with Boys & Girls Club
Director Lisa English.
Wachob said he felt it was
important for the team to hear
from "someone who's not
perfect, someone who's lived
life in real time and someone
who has overcome obstacles."
He said the original plan was
to honor the team at the bank,
but the event has continued to
grow and may now also include
other members of the Bucs'
The franchise's media team is
expected to be on hand to
record the ceremony as well,
A commemorative trophy
will be presented to the football
team and a "special award" will
be given to Blount during the
event, which is expected to last
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Soccer team celebrates!
Members of the Taylor County High boys soccer team celebrate after defeating Florida High Friday 1-0
for the district championship. The Bulldogs will host Marianna this Thursday in the first round of the state
play-offs. See related article on Sports page, A 7.
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Residents concerned over gambling's impact in community
Continued from page 1
concerns regarding these
Internet cafes. They can't
comprehend why we are
allowing gambling within the
city limits. Many said they have
seen individuals who frequent
these places come and seek
help at outreach centers
operated by local churches.
They are particularly concerned
with the impact on individuals
and their families. And they are
worried about the community
in general--they are afraid to
see what lengths someone
No serious injuries were reported in an RV crash that occurred Sunday
afternoon on U.S. Highway 19 North. Units from the Taylor County Sheriff's
Office, Taylor County Fire-Rescue and Doctors' Memorial Hospital EMS all
responded, as well as the Florida Highway Patrol. (Photo by Debbie Simmons)
10 players expected
to receive scholarships
Continued from page 1
for the job before narrowing
the list down to eight
All eight had impressive
resumes, especially when it
came to turning around losing
Pettis took over a DeLand
High School team in 2008 that
went 0-10 in 2007. Since then
his teams have made the state
i--4~layoffs three straight seasons -,.
L-ikewise, Smith--a Perry
native and TCHS grad--took
over a struggling Gainesville
High program in 2008 and
posted a 26-10 record over the
past three seasons, including
back-to-back district titles in
2009 an 2010.
have been equally impressive.
Two years ago, Boggs took
over a Bulldog program that
had not posted a
winning record since TCHS
won the state title 13 years ago
In just his first season
(2009), Boggs posted a 7-4
record that included a trip to
the state playoffs, where the
Bulldogs gave Pensacola
Catholic all they could handle
before falling 41-35.
This past season (2010),
Boggs and the Bulldogs posted
the first undefeated regular
season in 40 years, won their
first district title since 1991 and
finished the year 11-1 after
falling 14-7 to Pensacola
Catholic in the second round of
the state playoffs.
The next week Pensacola
lost in the state semifinals,
21-14 to Trinity Catholic, who
won the state title one game
later, 56-55 over Ft. Lauderdale
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banquet, Bloggs congratulated
the team for being one of the
few squads in the entire U.S.
(which includes an estimated
30,000 teams) with a combined
20-1 varsity and junior varsity
The TCHS JV squad has
been undefeated the past two
High school ranking website
MaxPreps ranked Taylor
County as the #580 team in the
nation at the end of last season,
placing the Bulldogs in the top
two percent of all high school
teams in the country.
The Bulldogs are expected to
have 10 players off of the 2010
team sign either full or partial
college football scholarships
this coming week, after five
players signed to play college
football last season.
Continued from page 1
around 30 to 40 minutes, he
The Taylor County Bulldogs
finished the 2010 season with
an 11-1 record and made it to
the second round of the
playoffs to finish among the
top eight teams in Florida's
It was the best season and
first district championship
since the school's 13-2 record
on the way to capturing district
and state championship titles in
The 'Dogs also completed
their first-ever undefeated 10-0
regular season (improving on
9-0 marks set in 1968 and
Meanwhile, with 1,007
rushing yards, Blount led all
rookie running backs and
finished the 2010-11 season as
just the second undrafted
rookie running back to record
more than 1,000 yards rushing
in NFL history, despite starting
just seven games.
The NFL named Blount its
offensive rookie of the month
for December. Blount was just
the fifth Buccaneer player ever
to win the award and the first
since Carell "Cadillac"
Williams won it twice during
the 2005 season.
TOWN HALL MEETINGS
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might be driven to obtain
money to then go gamble
"Are you worried about not
being able to see inside these
centers when you respond to a
call there because the windows
are blocked?" Councilman
Gunter asked Gray.
"Safety is always a concern.
If you can't see inside, you
don't know what you're
walking into." he responded.
Gunter then made a motion
to adopt the resolution: Cook
offered a second and it passed
unanimously without further
The action came just two
days after the council's regular
meeting Tuesday night, during
which City Manager Bob
Brown informed members that
"we have had inquiries about
opening two new sweepstakes
The news sparked a
discussion regarding possible
limits that could be placed on
"Could you pass an
ordinance saying that they
could not block their windows?
Or that they must post signs for
'Gamblers Anonymous' on their
doors?" Gunter inquired.
"You can't limit them, but
you could say they couldn't
darken the windows the way
you do with a car's window
tint," Brown said.
"This well is dry--I think our
only course is to wait and let
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the legislature take action. We
tried and all that got us was a
lawsuit." Cook said.
"We spent $15,000 and all
that happened was just letters
being sent back and fourth. You
are just fighting so much
money." Brown noted, referring
to a 2009 lawsuit between the
city and game center owners.
At that time, the city tried to
impose tough licensing fees
and regulations on any new
gaming centers that looked to
The suit was ultimately
resolved with the city agreeing
to rescind the original
ordinance. "We felt it was not a
good use of taxpayer funds. We
saw that it was going to be very
costly with no guarantee of our
side prevailing. We thought the
state attorney was going to
bring charges against them on
cases the police department had
developed, but that never
panned out." Brown said
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action taken last week. Brown
said that Mayor Ketring had
requested the special meeting
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good idea to take a time-out on
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There are currently two
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The weather is warmer; are you ready to dig?
qlw-'= ,_J I RIt's time to prune your roses...
To grow roses like those above, left, you need to master the art of pruning, right.
Master Gardeners will demonstrate at a Feb. 22 workshop.
So you don't grow roses; what about potatoes?
A second workshop will be held by the Taylor
County Master Gardeners on "Planting and
Growing Potatoes in the Home Garden."
This workshop is planned for Valentine's Day,
Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Perry Community
Spring is just around the corer and, Taylor
County's Master Gardeners remind you that it is
time to prune your roses.
Major yearly pruning consists of shortening
main canes and lateral branches, and removing
twigs and canes that are dead, diseased, injured
or spindly. Need more instructions?
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when Olivers renew
Garden (in front of the Senior Center), located at
800 W. Ash St.
Have you always wanted a vegetable garden?
Master Gardeners will be available to answer
questions about the spring gardening season.
Don't get too far ahead of the calendar...
If you're craving color in the landscape, the
magazine, Florida Gardening gives you
permission to go ahead and plant species that
thrive in cooler temperatures like petunias,
dianthus, snapdragons, lobelia and verbena now
until early March. It encourages gardeners,
however, to wait until April to plant warm-season
flowers...when the weather is more settled.
Floyd and Davene Oliver
Master Gardeners will be pruning roses at
Forest Capital Park on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 10
a.m. demonstrating the proper way to prune in
order to create a healthy, vigorous plant and
prepare for new spring growth.
Everyone is invited to attend the workshop,
and to "learn by observing."
ing again Feb. 12
Davene and Floyd Oliver will renew
their marriage vows during a ceremony
planned for Saturday, Feb. 12, at Mt. Olive
Missionary Baptist Church at 4 p.m.
Honored guests at the event will be the
couple's children, Ebony Oliver, Toney
Powell Jr. and Kianna Powell.
All friends and relatives of the couple
are invited to the ceremony and afterwards
to a reception which will be held at the
Perry Men's Club.
No local invitations will be issued. The
Couple, and their children, cordially invite
everyone to attend.
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The Perry Kiwanis Club recently presented the Taylor County United Way
campaign a $500 donation. Shown above accepting the check is United Way
Campaign Associate Glenda Hamby (center). With her are Kiwanians Bruce Ratliff
(left) and President Tommy Murrow.
pets offered at a
reduced rate: $20
Pet owners will have the
opportunity to have their dogs
and cats microchipped at a
reduced fee of $20 at the
upcoming low cost vaccination
clinic hosted by the Taylor
County Veterinary Medical
Association and Helping
Hands of the Shelter.
The clinic will be held
Saturday, Feb. 5, in the parking
lot of Jackson's Furniture from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"A microchip implant is a
product the size of a grain of
rice placed under the skin of a
dog, cat or other animal. The
implant is then registered with
the Taylor County Animal
Shelter," organizers explained.
Microchips have been
particularly useful in the return
of lost pets.
Carrie Tucker, .,animal
control coordinator with the
local animal shelter, said
animal control benefits because
microchips allow officers to
more quickly and efficiently
return pets to their owners.
"When a pet can be quickly
matched with its owner, the
shelter avoids the expense of
housing, feeding, finding a new
home or euthanizing the pet.
Both Taylor County animal
control officers are trained and
equipped to scan animals."
At the time the chip is
implanted, an enrollment form
is completed with the chip
number, the name and
description of the pet, the
information and an alternate
emergency contact designated
by the pet owner.
The pet owner is given the
chip ID and the contact
information about the recovery
service. This information is
kept locally. "However, for a
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"He told the officer that all
he had was a little weed, and
that anything in the car would
be medicinal," PPD Capt.
Jamie Cruse said.
During a search of the
vehicle, Curry and Taylor
County Sheriffs Office Deputy
Harper Gibson found a glass
bong and three blue potato chip
containers whose lids had been
glued down. Once the lids were
removed, they found each
container filled with plastic
bags containing approximately
one ounce of marijuana each.
All total, a half pound of
marijuana was seized.
Suero was arrested and
transported to the Taylor
County Jail, where he is being
held without bond.
fee this form may be sent to a
national registry keeper to be
entered into its database. This
registry typically provides 24-
hour, toll free telephone service
for pet recovery for the life of
the pet," volunteers said.
The Florida Department of
Education (DOE) has reduced
the Lafayette County School
District's class size penalty.
According to Superintendent
Tomas Lashley, DOE informed
his district that their appeal had
been approved. The district has
also filed its compliance plan
with the state.
In DOE's initial report on the
appeals, Lafayette County's
penalty was listed as
The Taylor County School
District's penalty was also
reduced, from $37,020 to
Should the districts'
compliance plans be approved,
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Women's conferences at churches kick off the month of February
Women 'celebrated' at Blue Creek
Women On Mission's group (WOM) of Blue Creek Baptist
Church in Keaton Beach will sponsor its third annual "Celebrate
Women Conference" this Saturday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Ladies, of all ages, will be "pampered" with praise music, craft
activities, take-home gifts and a special message from Melissa
Land, the pastor's wife. A free luncheon and dessert will be
provided, along with free babysitting for pre-schoolers. Everyone
is encouraged to make plans to attend.
Janie E. Webb Cox
Janie E. Webb Cox, 90, died
on Jan. 31, 2011.
A native of Milan, Tenn., she
was the daughter of John Webb
and Nina Burress Webb. She
had lived in Perry most of her
life and was a former service
Survivors include: one niece,
Linda Bass of Perry; one
nephew, Edwin Webb of Milan,
A private burial service will
be entrusted to Beggs Funeral
Home Perry Chapel.
Hilton Sadler, 69, died Jan.
30, 2011, at his residence in
Mr. Sadler was born in
Lakeland and grew up in Perry.
After military service through
the U.S. Navy in Vietnam, he
became a longtime resident of
Lakeland, moving back to
Perry in 1997. Mr. Sadler was a
Along with his wife, he was
owner of Sadler Drum in Perry
and Lakeland. He was a
member of the Steinhatchee
American Legion, Perry
AmVets, Squadrons and
The family of Son Parker.
would like to express their
appreciation for the prayers
and kind words spoken to us
during his recent death.
Son was a special father,
brother and friend to all. He
showered us daily with his love
and his memory will live on in
A special thanks to Dr.
Schlick, Big Bend Hospice,
Rev. Hurstle Laxton, members
of Lakeside Baptist Church,
Joe P. Bums Funeral Home
and countless others.
Joe, Connie, Emily and Ira
Ken, Tina, Kenzie and
Karen, Kenny, Kara, Justin
Shipmates of the FDR and
Midway Inc. He was preceded
in death by his father, Johyn
Sadler, and his wife of 30 years,
Laura Diane Sadler in 2010.
Survivors include: his
mother, Julia Sadler of Lake
City; a son, Ricky Dean Sadler
of Seattle, Wash.; two
daughters, Renae "Penny"
Mohs of Perry and Michelle
Zirlott of Texas; four brothers,
Tim Sadler of Etheridge, Tenn.,
Hubert Sadler, Stoney Sadler
and Daniel Sadler, all of
Lakeland; two sisters, Linda
Woodman of Polk City and
Luray Sadler of Lake City;
seven grandchildren; five great
nieces, nephews and other
relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be
held at Joe P. Bums Funeral
Home on Thursday (Feb. 3) at 2
p.m. with the Rev. Alan Gunter
Sister-2-Sisters Retreat is Saturday
The Sister-2-Sister,. Retreat Conference will be held Saturday,
Feb. 5. beginning at S3() a.m. at Christian Tabernacle.
The theme for the day is Walking in the Spirit" and will be
emphasized during the morning and afternoon sessions. Program
highlights include a 'meet and greet." prayer walk. with Minister
Charita Demps of Atlanta. Ga.. leading the sessions of preaching
and teaching. Lunch \\ill be served at noon. Participants are
encouraged to wear comfortable shoes for walking. and to bring
In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to Big Bend
Hospice at 1723 Mahan Center
Blvd. Tallahassee, Fl 32308-
Berta M. Smith
Berta M. Smith died Jan. 31,
2011. at her home in Cross City
after a lengthy illness. She was
born on April 4, 1928, and was
82 years old.
Mrs. Smith was a waitress at
the Carriage Inn Restaurant for
many years. She was also a
caretaker at Hinton Landing on
the Suwannee River in Dixie
County. She was a member of
the Pentecostal Holiness
Church of Cross City.
She is survived by her
family: daughters, Johnnie
Brown and Janice Byrd, both of
Cross City; her grandchildren,
including Karen (Jeff)
San Pedro Baptist Church
Rodney Watts, pastor 4420 San Pedro Rd.
Sunday School 10 am.
Worship Service 11 am
SSDiscipleship Training 6 pm
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Your DOT Family
Newberry of Perry and Michael
(Anna) Driggers of
Steinhatchee; 23 great
grandchildren; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, Berry and Nola
Lamb; husbands, George
Driggers Sr. and Jimmy Smith;
son, Darrell Driggers; step-son
Wilbur Driggers; sisters,
Evelyn Michael and Mary
Peacock; brothers, Roscoe
Lamb, Thomas Lamb and Arlo
Funeral services will be held
today, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. at the
Pentecostal Holiness Church in
Cross City with the Rev. Randy
Interment will follow at Cross
City Cemetery. Visitation will
be held at the church one hour
prior to the service.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.
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Dr. T. Fletcher
& Dr. M. Owens
will be conducting a DISCOUNT
VACC INATIO N The Taylor County Veterinary Medical Association has
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10 am. 1 p.m. Heartworm Test $15.00
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Defeats Florida High 1-0
Soccer team ca
A-7 TacoTimes February 2,2011
ures district title
The Taylor County High boys championship game played in
soccer team captured its second Quincy.
straight Class 3A, District 2 title The Bulldogs, 164-3 on the
Friday, upending rival Florida year, will now play District
High 1-0 in the tournament 1 runner-up Marianna this
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Two Taylor County High
seniors will sign letters of
intent to play college football at
Western Illinois University on
Wednesday in a ceremony in the
Tony Jackson and James
Houston, both key players for
the 11-1 Bulldogs this past
season, will sign to play for the
Leathernecks which compete in
the Missouri Valley Conference
of the FCS.
Western Illinois completed
the 2010 season with a 9-5
record, falling to Appalachian
SState in the second round of the
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Thursday at Perry's Dorsett
Stadium in the first round of the
state playoffs. The contest will
get underway at 7 p.m.
The Bulldogs set the tone
Jackson led the Bulldogs'
rushing attack this past season
with 188 carries for 1,381 yards
and 15 touchdowns.
Houston, who played in the
secondary, returned kicks and
played wide receiver, had a
team-leading 5 interceptions in
-210 including two returned for
Hunter course set for Feb. 26-27
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC) is offering a free hunter
safety course in Taylor County.
The 16-hour course will be at
the Taylor Correctional Institute
in Perry. Classroom instruction
will take place Feb. 26 from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with live-fire
exercises Feb. 27, starting at
8 a.m. Students must attend
all class dates to receive their
All firearms, ammunition and
materials are provided free of
charge. Students should bring
a pen or pencil and paper. An
adult must accompany children
under 16 at all times.
The hunter safety course is
required for everyone born on or
after June 1, 1975, to purchase
a Florida hunting license. The
FWC course satisfies hunter
safety training requirements for
all other states and Canadian
People interested in attending
a course can register online
and obtain information about
future hunter safety classes at
ere's a wish from
To h8awn, who
now is #OUrr
and many, many
by calling the FWC's regional
office in Lake City at 386-758-
early in Friday's game against
Florida High, taking some early
shots while Morgan Pelt, Ryan
Ragans and Sergio Villagomez
controlled the mid-field.
He also returned 26 kicks for
589 yards and 2 TDs, rushed
for two more touchdowns
on offense (19 carries for
71 yards) and caught 10
passes for 230 yards and two
Bulldog Coach Shane Boggs
said Jackson and Houston
are just two of up to a dozen
players from this year's team
that could play on the college
Wednesday's ceremony is
scheduled to get underway at
Just past the 30 minute
mark of the game senior
Chad Ellis put the Bulldogs
on the board with a header
that cleared the left side of
the goal. Justin Folsom got
the assist with a "light touch"'
After that, the game turned
into a physical battle as 7 yellow
cards were issued -- two to a
Florida High player who was
ejected from the game.
Taylor County kept the ball on
Florida High's side of the field
for much of the contest, out-
shooting the Seminoles 24-6
with several shots narrowly
Bulldog Coach Rodney
King said his defense played.
outstanding and noted the
play of Caleb Rhodes, Trey
Stephens, Jesse Braswell and
Trey Whiddon notched his
llth shutout of the season in
"We have confidence right
now that we can do some
damage in the playoffs this
year. We are senior-laden and
that maturity has shown itself
in the districts thus far," King
King said Marianna has
made it through an extremely
difficult district this season and
he expects a tough contest this
For district title
The Taylor County High
girls basketball team will be
hosting the Class 3A, District
2 tournament this week with
action slated to get underway
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Madison will face East
Gadsden in Wednesday's first
round game. The winner of
that contest will take on top-
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third seed in the tourney, will
face Florida High at 7:30 p.m.
Friday's other contest.
Friday's two winners will
square off Saturday night for
the title. Tipoff is set for 7:30
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Jackson, Houston to sign
to play for Western Illinois
Rec department gearing
up for baseball season
The City of Perry Recreation Department is gearing up for the
youth spring baseball season.
Registration will be held Feb. 15-17 from 5:30 p.m. until
7 p.m for the 1)-under aid the 12-under leagues at Catharin
The sign-up for T-ball, Rookie League and girls' softball will
be held Feb. 21-24 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. also at Catharin
The registration fee for all leagues is $42 per player.
Also, there will be a coaches' meeting on Monday, Feb. 7, at 6
p.m. at the Taylor County Sports Complex office.
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A-8 Taco Times February 2,2011
Officials emphasize severe weather threats
This week is Florida Severe
Weather Awareness 'Acek and
each day the Florida Division
of Emergency Management
and the American Red Cross
are emphasizing the dangers of
"Severe Weather Awareness
Week is an opportunity for
Floridians to learn about the
various weather hazards that
frequently impact the state and
how families and businesses
can prepare for these natural
events." organizers said.
Today's (Wednesday) focus is
tornadoes and thunderstorms.
Florida has more
thunderstorms than anywhere
else in the United States
and North America. All
thunderstorms are considered
dangerous because they contain
lightning and can also produce
damaging winds, heavy rain
which may cause flooding,
tornadoes and hail.
Florida tornadoes can occur
year-round, although most
occur in the summer during the
afternoon. Florida is also home
to nearly 300 waterspouts each
For more information,
'Business of the Month'
Attorney Cline Moore (left) was named the Chamber
Business of the Month for December in recognition
of "valuable contributions made to the Perry-Taylor
County Chamber of Commerce and the community of
Taylor County. Shown with Moore is Chamber Director
Partnership meeting Thurs.
A Tobacco-Free Taylor
Partnership Meeting will be
held Thursday, Feb. 3, from
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Taylor
County Public Library.
According to organizers,
the partnership is working
together to reduce tobacco
use, advocate for policy
change, reduce acceptability
and accessibility of tobacco
youth, educate the community
and promote local cessation
The meeting is "open to all
community members interested
in helping us fulfill our
mission," organizers said.
For more information, call
584-5087 ext. 193.
TDC seeking applicants
The Tourism Development
Council is seeking interested
business to serve on the
individuals who are hotel Please call the Chamber to be
owners or in a tourist related considered at 584-5366.
Citwide Mission set
for Sunday afternoon
Continued from page 6
Schedule change for the Methodists...
Beginning this Sunday, Feb. 6, First United Methodist Church
will begin Sunday School at 10 a.m. with worship following at 11
a.m. Everyone in the community is invited.
Citywide Mission begins at 2:30
Citywide Mission will be held Sunday at New Bethel M.B.
Church beginning at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Class 3A District 2 Champs
Good Luck in the State Playoffs
TCHS vs. Marianna this Thursday, February 3, p.m. at
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At state scholarship program
Clark graces stage
The 2011 Distinguished
Young Women of Florida
program reached its climax on
Saturday, Jan. 22, when
$15,650 in cash college
scholarships was distributed at
the Distinguished Young
Women showcase held at the
Garden Theatre in Winter
SYOU r 1(
Representing Taylor County
was Florida Forest Festival
Junior Miss Manu beth Clark.
"Marybeth graced our stage
with beauty and talent, and was
a joy to have in the program!"
said program chair Angela
Clark, who did not place in
the final round of awards,
earned several college-granted
scholarships, including a
full-tuition scholarship to
Troy University (pending
qualification by minimum
Caitlin Mosley of Pensacola
was selected the 2011
Distinguished Young Woman
of Florida, receiving a $5,000
scholarship presented by DRB
She also received the overall
talent award for her extreme
martial arts performance,
which included a $750
scholarship, and a $500
scholarship that accompanied
her award for overall self-
expression presented by
Dermazone Solutions' Kara
received the first honoree
award, with $2,500 in
scholarships for the honor. She
also received a preliminary
talent award for her piano
performance and a preliminary
scholastic award, both earning
her $300 each. Frederickson
was also awarded a preliminary
fitness award and a $200
scholarship with it. Nicole
Chmura, the second honoree,
received $1,500 for her title,
along with preliminary awards
as follows: overall fitness,
$500; and preliminary talent,
$300, for her rhythmic
Paige Huston took home
awards for her Be Your Best
Self presentation ($300),
overall interview ($750) and
($200). The overall scholastic
award for $750 went to Vanessa
Markgraf, presented by Florida
Power and Light (FPL). She
also received a preliminary
interview award for $300 and a
award for $200.
Melissa Vazquez received
the Spirit of Distinguished
Young Women award for S500.
Heather Brunges received
$300 for her preliminary
interview award, and Lillian
Podlog received a $300 award
for her preliminary scholastic
honor. MeLeah Morris of
Orange County received a $200
scholarship for her preliminary
The 2011 winner will
represent Florida at the
Distinguished Young Women
of America program in Mobile,
Ala., where contestants from
all 50 states will compete.
B-1 Taco Times February 2, 2011
Contestants were given a VIP tour of Disney's Animal Kingdom during their
week-long stay in Winter Garden. Taylor County Junior Miss Marybeth Clark,
left, is pictured with fellow candidates Melissa Vasquez and Kelsey Frederickson.
Taylor County Junior Miss Marybeth Clark (third from the right) is shown with participants in the 2011
Distinguished Young Women of Florida program held Jan. 22 in Winter Garden. Caitlin Mosley of Pensacola
(eighth from the right) won the state title.
Taylor County High football players and cheerleaders (photos above and at right) were honored recently at .
the school's annual banquet. Both the junior varsity and varsity squads completed the regular season
undefeated in 2010. Coach Shane Boggs (at right, bottom), in his second season at the Bulldog helm, led the
varsity team to an 11-1 overall record before falling to Pensacola Catholic 14-7 in the regional finals of the state
playoffs. (Photos by Ann Hudson)
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at Perry
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays,
noon, Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MalnStreet Perry: fourth Tuesday,
5:30 p.m., Perry Historic Station.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at
Jerkins Community Center.
Optimist Club: Thursday, noon at
Rosehead, downtown Perry.
Perry Garden Club: third
Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: second and
fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and
third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third
Tues., 6 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets
first and third Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney
Perry Woman's Club: second
Wed., noon (September to May).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at
Taylor County Leadership
Council: second and fourth Friday, 7
p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m.
Airport Advisory Committee:
fourth Wednesday, 12 noon, Perry-
Chamber of Commerce: second
Thurs., 8 a.m., chamber board
City Council: second and fourth
Tues., at 6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon.
and third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse
annex; workshop, fourth Tues.,
Juvenile Justice Council: third
Thurs., 9 a.m., at Juvenile
Justice Office, 1719 South Jefferson
Planning Board: first Thurs.,
6 p.m. Courthouse annex (old post
Social Security: representatives,
second Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon,
Taylor County Construction
License Board Meeting: third Fri., 2
p.m., courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development
Authority: second Mon., noon, at
Historic Perry Station.
Taylor County School Board: first
and third Tues., 6 p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
fourth Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road,
Taylor Soil & Water Conservation
District Board: fourth Monday,
7 p.m., Foley Airport terminal
conference room. Call 584-4329 for
Tourism Development Council:
second Wed., 5 p.m., Chamber of
Big Bend Republican Women's
Network: second Monday at 5:30
p.m., 502 W. Green St. E-mail:
Business Network International
(B.N.I): every Tuesday, 7:30-9 a.m.,
Hampton Inn. Visitors welcome.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday,
3 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
584-6866 or visit on-line
La Leche League International:
second Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor
County Public Library.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first
and third Fridays. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation:
second and fourth Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal
grounds, Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe:
first Saturday, Oak Hill Village on
Woods Creek Road.
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday,
Golden Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
Order of Confederate Rose
Chapter 8: meets every fourth
Thursday. Please call 838-2045.
Perry Parrothead Club: meets the
second and fourth Wednesday, 6:30
p.m. Call 843-1469 for location.
Pet adoptions: Taylor County
Animal Shelter, open Moriday Ihrrugri
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 Amateur Radio
Club: first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of
Forestry office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Brotherhood:
meets on Mondays, 7 p.m., at New
Brooklyn; every third Saturday, 9 a.m.,
at Stewart Memorial.
Taylor County Brotherhood
Choir: meets every Thursday, 6 p.m.,
at Stewart Memorial.
Taylor County Habitat for
Humanity. board rieetirn. second
Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Room 208,
Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society:
third Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society
building. Societys museum is open
every Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: second
Fri., Club Roping, 7:30 p.m.; third Sat.,
speed events, 11 a.m.; last Sat.,
roping, 6 p.m. Arena is located on
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, public library.
Taylor County Reef & Research
Team: second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest
Taylor County Senior Center:
Executive Board of Directors meeting,
every third Thursday.
Taylor County United: second
Mon., 7 p.m., Evangel Christian
FellO.ship (1454 Courtney Road).
Whole Child 'Taylor-Shared
Service Network: fourth Mon., 9
a.m., Alton H. Wentworth
Yarn Lovers Circle: first and third
Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Taylor County
AL-ANON: meets every Thursday
at noon. St. James Episcopal
Alcoholics Anonymous: Monday,
7 p.m. and Thursday, 7 p.m. at the
Serenity House, 1824 N. Jefferson St.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m., Big
Bend Hospice ortce (107 E. Green).
Celebrate Recovery: a non-
recovery ministry meets Thursdays at
6 p.m., in the First Baptist Church
Youth Center (old Citizens Bank
Narcotics Anonymous: Sun.,
Tues., Wed., Fri., 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,
1824 N. Jefferson St. Call 672-0626.
AMVETS Post 20: third Tuesday,
7 p.m., at 671 Charles Hendry
American Legion Post #291:
second Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96: first
Tues., 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Sons of Confederate Veterans:
fourth Thursday at North Orange
Street. Call 584-5725 or 838-2045.
VFW Post #9225: second
Tuesday, 7 p.m. (American Legion
B-2 Taco Times February 2, 2011
IRS gives criminals a pass
but insists on our money?
As we all sit down to do our taxes,
it is frustrating to realize that the
Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.)
reportedly refused to assist in the
state attorney's investigation of a
$3 million prison tax scam here.
It seems unusually burdensome
for law-abiding taxpayers to
continue to pay money to an
agency which won't invest the
resources necessary to recover
funds which were taken from it
State Attorney Robert "Skip"
Jarvis Jr. has been integrally
involved in the prosecution of
five individuals charged with the
illegal tax scam at the state prison
located here. Further, he has been
contacted by law enforcement
officers about another round of
fraudulent tax filings. He believes
these cases should have been
handled by federal prosecutors
"but I cannot get any federal
assistance or interest in it," he
said. "I essentially filed on these
five individuals because we were
MARK MORGAN. INC.
unable to get federal officials
interested in putting a stop to this
problem and something had to be
done. I am a taxpayer too," Jarvis
He maintains that Congress
has laws to cover such scams,
but federal agencies have failed
to uphold the law and vigorously
pursue the violators. "I don't know
what it will take, but my limited
state resources are strained
with our own cases and I cannot
continue to do federal officials'
jobs for them," Jarvis wrote to
Congressman Bill Nelson.
We don't know what it will take
either, but it seems unfair for the
I.R.S. to lean heavily upon law-
abiding citizens to pay their taxes,
and then to allow criminals to
bilk their agency out of millions of
We're taxpayers, too, and we
protest the unfairness of an agency
which abuses the faithfulness of
responsible citizens to cover the
crimes of others.
THINKING OUT LOUD
By RAY EVANS
AS THE WORLD CHURNS
The first thing most people
noticed about her was that smile.
It seemed almost perpetual, but
there was nothing put-on about
it. It was the real thing. She had
a bubbly personality to go with
it, and a great sense of humor.
Sometimes, unintentionally, she
could be hilarious. She seemed
to brighten every room she
She came from a. poor family
and had many reasons to feel that!
life was unfair. As a teenager she
moved into a small town where
most of the other girls seemed
to resent her presence. Some
resented that a local boy was
immediately attracted to her.
Only two actually befriended
her. She and the boy became a
couple and enjoyed each other's
company very much.
A few months later he moved
to a big city, but they didn't
communicate. He found a new
girlfriend and rarely thought of
the one he had left behind. One
day they were surprised when
their paths happened to cross
on the street.i She .had..mnrwaed
to the same city i'ithout' his
knowledge. In later years they
would firmly believe that their
second meeting was ordained in
heaven because it led to a future
neither could have anticipated.
World War II was raging.
Gwen and Ray Evans, 1945
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
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He enlisted in the Navy, fully
expecting to be sent to a combat
zone. But, surprise--he was
stationed right there where she,
lived. A couple of years later they
married and soon a baby was on
the way. Then the Navy sent him
to the other side of the world. In
the next 14 months they would
see each other for only three
weeks. She missed him terribly,
.but ne'er. complained about life
Three years after first enlisting
he returned home, then decided
to make the Navy his career.
She readily agreed, not knowing
what demands would be made
on her as a result. He was again
stationed where she was living,
and soon they had a duplex
apartment on a naval air station.
They were in a home of their
own for the first time. She was
ecstatic. Soon another baby
joined the family. Her husband's
pay was meager and she didn't
hold a job, but somehow they
always managed to pay their
bills. They bought their first car
--an old one, almost worn out.
He remained in the Navy for
22 years after their marriage. She
found herself in strange cities
where she knew no one, having
to run a household with three
children and never quite enough
money. He was gone for months
at a time, but the day when his
ship came in was always so
joyous that she immediately
forgot her own troubles.
In the year before her husband
retired, their 20-year-old son
enlisted in the Marine Corps.
She was apprehensive about
that. The war in Viet Nam was
in full force and the Marine-
combat casualties seemed to be
in the news every evening. Still,
'- Please see page 3
Thank you to all of our
community elves that joyously
gave this past holiday season
to help our senior citizen
community have a bountiful
May blessings follow you
throughout your new year.
Thank you to: Walmart,
Ragan's Ace Hardware, South
House, Pouncey's Restaurant,
Huddle House, Mrs. Eloise
Gardiner and Betty Ann
Taylor Senior Citizens
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By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
It was raining "cats and dogs" last challenges cholesterol every chance
week when the clock finally indicated he gets.
that it was time for lunch. "They're sausages," I said. "I don't
The husband and I got completely think I should add oil."
wet getting to the car which would "They're dry as a bone and burned,"
take us to the house where an Italian he countered. "Maybe you should."
Sausage Dog would bark for us. So I decided to cry.
"That sounds good," said the "Why are you crying?" they both
husband when I explained our menu asked.
options. "Because I'm hungry," I said. "Why
We had eaten turkey for three else would I be crying?"
days. I intended to sin boldly. No one dared answer.
When I pulled the sausages out The husband had finished his
of the refrigerator, he spoke with sandwich, and the son was about to
disappointment, "Oh they aren't dine on a turkey sub with chips.
already fully cooked. I'll just eat I was starving over charred, raw
something else." sausages.
I hate it when he gets over things "I'll take over with the sausages,"
so quickly. said the husband, in damage control
I unwrapped the package to read mode. "You'd better fix yourself
the directions more carefully:1 10- something else."
12 minutes on both sides. I didn't "I don't want anything else..." I
have time for 10-12 minutes on both whined.
sides. He tilted his head and looked at
"Want a banana sandwich?" he me like I've looked at the children
asked kindly, for 100 years. I so miss being the
"No, I don't want a banana child.
sandwich. It's cold outside and As a grown-up that day, I ate
I want something hot. I want an a turkey sandwich with low-fat
Italian Sausage dog." mayonnaise and a piece of lettuce,
"Suit yourself," he said, heading to with a fresh pear for dessert. I even
the couch to enjoy his lunch. experience pangs of disappointment
The directions called for medium while typing that sentence.
heat. I called for maximum heat. I It's one thing to expect a boring
turned them once; they were already lunch and not be surprised, but
responding with lovely grill marks, it's a another thing entirely--on a
The funny thing about high heat is rainy day--to look forward to an
that the three tablespoons of water interesting, hot lunch and to find
disappears at top speed. yourself denied.
The son walked in, removed the lid Further, it's embarrassing to be
and asked, "Who's burning sausage?" nutritionally challenged before
I pushed him aside, grabbed the lid people who won't let you forget it.
and saw black lines running down Butitisagoodstudyinhowaperson
those dogs. handles life's little disappointments.
"What happened to the water?" I And a really good excuse to have
asked aloud in a lamenting voice, big, heart-shaped cookie from the
"Forget the water, put some oil bakery mid-afternoon.
in that pan," said the son who I'm over it now.
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it was what he wanted and she
was proud of him.
Her husband retired and
soon they were in a new, more
stable life than she had ever
known. Things were going
well until she came home one
day and found a Marine Corps
major and a sergeant waiting
for her. Her darling son was
dead. A few months later her
mother, who lived with her,
died unexpectedly. Her entire
life seemed to fall apart, and for
years she just couldn't seem to
When she finally began
the long journey back to
normalcy there was something
different about her. She seemed
determined to do things she
had never done before. She
volunteered to help take care
of children in a city-owned
facility who had been neglected,
abandoned or abused by their
parents. She relished the title of
'grandma' that the little children
all used in addressing the older
She had always considered
herself untalented, but one
day she decided to learn cake
decorating. She was almost
surprised at how quickly she
learned that art. She then decided
to try gourmet cooking school.
Again, she was a top student.
By that time she seemed to
be smiling almost all the time.
Her cheerful attitude and that
winning smile were always
present. She had left behind the
somewhat timid, unsure woman
who had struggled through so
many difficult circumstances.
She had a new self-confidence.
Life was getting better and
Eventually she and her
husband returned to the small
town where they had met at
age 15. Both felt that they were
finally at home after living in
more than 22 residences. She
began to love her church more
and more, and was extremely
She was a bit surprised when
the problems that beset so many
senior citizens began to attack
her body. She was only 61 and
not ready for old age. Within
20 years she had several major
surgeries, one serious stroke and
two minor strokes, and numerous
hospitalizations for a wide
variety of problems. Strangely.
she never seemed to feel sorry
for herself. She fought to quickly
overcome the ill effects of each
new ailment, always with no
Because she was so intent on
doing good things for others,
always with a smile, most of
those who knew her had no idea
of the physical suffering she
endured. Her surgeon marveled
at her ability to rebound quickly
from major surgery and enter
his office with that smile and a
spring in her step. Anyone who
asked how she felt would hear
that she was fine, and most of
them had to believe it. How
could anyone with that kind of
smile be ailing?
Not long ago she endured the
worst surgery ever. It was risky
and the doctor was reluctant
to perform it, but there came a
time when something absolutely
must be done. She said that she
must have it even if it took her
Twenty-four hours after
surgery she was free of all
tubes except the IV that was
providing medications and
nutrition. As she drifted in and
out of consciousness she talked
with her family. They would ask
her to identify them. just to be
sure she was o.k. Her husband
asked if she knew who he was.
She turned toward him, beamed
a wonderful smile, and said,
"You're my lover." Now, how
many 84-year-old women think
of their husbands that way?
What a compliment!
Her daughter remained with
her for two nights. Early on the
second morning after surgery
her spirit departed her body
quickly and easily. Her family
was stunned but not grief-
stricken. She had a great fear of
becoming disabled and having
to go to a nursing home. She had
departed this life just the way
she had hoped to go, except that
she would have preferred that it
happen at home. Her loved ones
were happy for her, knowing
that her terrible physical and
emotional pain were gone
forever. She will be missed
beyond measure, but who would
dare call her back to endure more
of that pain?
The Bible doesn't give us
many details about heaven. One
o Times February 2, 2011
thing we're told is that the glor\
of God casts a brilliant light over
the entire scene. It outshines
everything else. Still, those who
knew her best might be forgiven
if they think that heaven surely
must be just a tiny bit brighter
because of that beautiful smile
that now beams there.
S.. .last week!
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Must have good references. HUD
accepted. $650 a month with $650
deposit to move in. In city limits behind
Pizza Hut. Call 850-838-6386.
Apartment for rent. Fully furnished.
Adults only, no kids or pets. $135 per
week plus deposit. Prevatt's Wayside
Apts. Call 850-371-2160.
Breathe new life back
into your dirty carpet.
We are temporarily accepting
applications for 1, 2, and 3 BR HC and
Non-HC accessible apartments without
regard to income restrictions. HUD
vouchers considered. Office hours are
8:00 5:00 Mon. Thurs. Call 850-584-
5668. 709 W. Church St., Perry, FL
equal opportunity provider, and
Westgate Rooms available for rent.
Refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable,
AC/Heater. Everything included. $165
weekly, $40 daily, $585 per month. RV
sites $20 daily, $100 weekly, $350
monthly. Tax included. 1627 S. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-299-6554.
a month. Call 727-433-4514.
Beautiful house on corner lot f(r rent. 3
BD/1 BA. family room. big yard and
gated. $665 rent. $665 deposit. 111
Susan street, Perry Fl. 32348. Call 850-
672-0973 or 476-426-1489.
Property for rent. Well ilid septic tank
on Flounder Lane in prind Warrior.
Gulfview, 100x100 Cot. $150 per
month. Call 229-834-9 00.
Lots at fire tower on Keaton Rd..
Frontage on Dennis Howell
5 acres for $40,000
15 acres for $90,000.
Owner financing. SAH Propei,,s. Call
19.8 acres for sale includes vith
shed, 12.000 worth pen fe 30
head cows. One mile from y limits.
$85,000. Call 223-0140 after p$ .m.
3 BD/2 bath brick home ln 1# acres.
$85,000. No homeown fiariging. Call
584-5890 for more info a'ior.
rs ~ Pet (dors
Land for sale, 221 North-between
Shiloh Church Rd. and Cai~l rker
Rd. 1 acre lots with payed roa Owner
financing available. Please ce (386)
658-1346 or (850) 584-7466.
4 Bedroom/ 2 Bath bouse f .le in
city limits. Behind Nature 'cet Eye
Care Center. Asking $79,000 Amy
Cope at Gulf Breeze Real Es e 584-
5101 or 838-9237.
3 BD/2 Bath double wide 24/ set on
1 acre on Puckett Roadcloseo town.
Fenced back yard. $48;900. Cal Becky
Thursday-Saturday at 850-5847094.
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1996 automatic Mazda Protej
Fully loaded. 30 mpg. Ne4
wheels. In very good con
850-445-5193 or 584-8651.
2004 Chevy Cavalid 94,8'- :miles.
Runs great, very clear and ini Cellent
condition. $4,000. Call 850-5f 32.
2010 Ford Taurus SHO. Lowiileage.
Must sell. $37,500. Call 352-498-3171.
1983 Dodge pick-up tc for. sale. 2
WD with AC. 114,166 rfes. Engine has
31,839 miles. Painted n 2005. Spa-5
seats. Always kept i de with cover.
1995 Isuzu Rodeo with, heat, air and
sunroof. 12 disc CD 6fanger. Asking
$2,500 will take $2,000' Call Desiree at
1) 200 State Street REDUCED S184,500
Style, Quality, Value in this 3BR/2 bath brick home
with fireplace in family room. Master B/R has. walk-in
closet Storage space galore throughout home. Desirable
neighborhood... Call today for appointment.
2) 5738 Puckett Road REDUCED $69,000
Country living near town on this 7.24 acres. 3BR/1 path
older home that needs some repair. Has newer roof. "Eing
and windows. Call for more information.
3) 2059 Morgan Whiddon Road REDUCED S30,0oO
Casual living with split plan in 3BR/2 Bath brick h Q n
2.30 acres m/i in great neighborhood with pool. freat nce
for this neighborhood. Call for appointment.
Busy multi-business office is looking for
experienced part-time office help to
assist with basic day-to-day office
duties; such as multi-line phones,
computers, filing, copier/fax, etc. Must
be reliable, organized and work well
with others. Some lifting (30 + pounds)
may be required. Fax resume to 850-
584-7566 or email to
Looking for experienced HVAC
installers and service technicians.
Come by Advanced Refrigeration and
Air Conditioning between 9 A.M. and 4
P.M. to receive an application. Must
have valid Florida drivers license.
TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
Full Time Library and information
Services Director = $34,777 $40,310.
Director of Technology and Information
Systems = $36,504-$48,140.33.
and job description can be obtained
from www.taylorcountygov.com, Mobile
Career Lab at Perry K-Mart on
Tuesday, Wednesdays or Thursdays
9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.; or Workforce
Position open until filled. Taylor County
Board of County Commissioners is an
EEO, VP, DT, background check
AVON! Call now to get started- earn up
to 40% still only $10 for Start Up Kit!
For appointment call: 850-570-1499
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,
See ad in phone book page 110.
A to Z Farm and Lawn Service
Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
dump truck service, harrowing, bush
hog mowing, rake work, dirt leveling
and complete lawn service. Call 584-
TALL TIMBER TREE SERVICE
*Bucket truck use
*Free Estimates* and
850-838-5923 or 850-584-8191
Mark A. Moneyhan
Certified Quality Specialist
Sojourners House sitters, call 850-
578-2310 or 850-578-2470
I, Patsy L. Fowler, will no longer be
responsible for any debts accrued by
Ricky D. Fowler or any other debts
other than my own effective February
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2010-824-CP
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
EARNEST ANDERSON McKUHEN, SR.,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
EARNEST ANDERSON McKUHEN, SR.,
deceased File Number: 2010-824-CP,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Taylor County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Taylor
County Courthouse, Post Office Box
620, Perry, Florida 32348. The name
and address of the Personal
Representative are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against Decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notices has
been served, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedents estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
-ALL CLAIMS, DEMA NOT SO FILE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is January 26, 2011.
Subsequent date of publication is
February 2, 2011.
Donna F. Malone
8451 Augustwood Lane
Tallahassee, Florida 32311
John R. Weed
605 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, Florida 32347
INVITATION TO BID
The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners Is soliciting sealed
proposals for construction of the
Steinhatchee Boating Park.
Qualified firms or Individuals desiring
to provide the required products or
services must submit five (5)
packages in a sealed envelope or
similar package marked "Sealed
Proposal for Steinhatchee Boating
Park" to the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor
Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson
Street, Suite 102, or P.O. Box 620, Perry,
Florida 32348, to arrive no later than
4:00 P.M., local time, on February 22,
2011. All Proposals MUST have the
respondent's name and mailing
address clearly shown on the outside
of the envelope or package when
Madison County Memorial Hospital
RN's & LPN's
Full Time & Part Time
Emergency Department & Med. Surg.
Please contact Human Resources
(850) 973-2271, ext 1906
Martin Marietta Materials
ELECTRICIAN PERRY, FL
Martin Marietta Materials is the second
largest supplier of crushed stone, sand
and gravel in the USA. We have a current
opening for a licensed electrician in the
Perry, FL area.
Industrial electrical and PLC control work
Competitive compensation package.
Please fax resume to 706-868-6846 or
Martin Marietta Materials
3019 Riverwatch Pky., Augusta, GA 30907
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Proposals will be opened and
respondents announced at 6:15 P.M.
local time, or as soon thereafter as
practical, on February 22, 2011, in the
Taylor County Administrative
Complex, 201 East Green Street,
Perry, Florida 32347.
RFP Information MUST be obtained
from the Clerk of Court, 1st. Floor
Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson
Street, Suite 102, Perry, Florida 32347.
(850)838-3506. for a $100.00 non-
refundable fee payable to the Board
of County Commissioners. RFP
Information may be reviewed on-line
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at
10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 11,
2011, at the Administrative Complex
located at 201 East Green Street,
Perry, Florida 32347.
The county reserves the right, in its
sole and absolute discretion to reject
any or all Proposals, to cancel or
withdraw this solicitation at any time
and waive any Irregularities In the RFP
process. The County reserves the right
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 contracts) based on the lowest
quoted price. The County, In its sole
and absolute discretion, also reserves
the right to waive any minor defects
in the process and to accept the
proposal deemed to be in the
County's best Interest. The County, In
Its sole and absolute discretion, also
reserves the right to assign a local
business preference In a maximum
amount of five (5) percent of the
proposal price pursuant to Taylor
County ordinance No. 2003-12. No
foxed Proposals will be accepted.
Additional information may be
201 East Green Street
Perry, FL 32347
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, Taylor County,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR TAYLOR
BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST
Case No. 09-237-CA
CHRISTINA MCDONALD, et al.,
SECOND NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant
to an Order on Motion to Cancel and
Reschedule Foreclosure Sale entered
January 10, 2011, In Case Number 09-
237-CA In the Circuit Court of Taylor
County, Florida, I will sell the property
situated In Taylor County, Florida,
Description (Tract #39)
A part of Section 35, Township 2
South, Range 7 East, Taylor County,
Florida, being more particularly
BEGIN at a concrete monument
marking the Northeast corner of
Section 35, Township 2 South, Range
7 East, Taylor County, Florida and run
South 01 degrees 37 minutes 33
seconds West. along the Eas'
boundary of said Section 35. a
distance of 814.62 feet to a ooint,
thence leaving the East boundary o'
said Section 3frun North 76 agrees
32 minutes 38 seconds Wes., a
distance of 627.48 feet to a po.nt,
thence North 72 degrees 18 rmnutes
29 seconds *'st. a distance of
1112.62 feet to d point. thence Nortn
46 degrees 23 minutes 17 seconds
East, a distance of 430.01 feet to a
point in the center of a 50 foot radius
cul-de-sac, thence leaving The
center of said cul-de-sac, run North
88 degrees 40 minutes 14 seconds
East, a distance of 50.00 feet to the
Northwest corner of the Northeast
Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of
said Section 35, thence North 88
degrees 36 minutes 27 seconds East.
along the Nor. boundary of said
Section 35, a diLnce of 1332.42 feet
to the Point of Beginning.
SUBJECT TO A 50 foot radius cul-de-
sac over and across the Northwest
ALSO SUBJECT TO a 15 foot wide utility
easement over and across the
Northerly 15 feet thereof and the
Easterly 15 feet thereof.
ALSO SUBJECT TO a 15 foot wide utility
easement over and across the
Southerly 7.5 feet thereof and the
Westerly 7.5 feet thereof.
Together with (i) all buildings,
improvements, hereditaments, and
appertaining, as far as they may now
belong to or be'used in connection
with the occupancy of any building
existing on such property; (It) all
fixtures, equipment and accessions
and attachments thereto now
attached or used in connection with
The ope-at C o' suc" c'erey ana
a;I reoIace"me"s aco" "*cs and
betTerrmets c C' o cav o' Tne
'orego:ng, a.: r.grTs ,n re'. exstng
eosements, rg-0's o' 'a' rights of
access, water rgn's aon courses,
sewer -,gn's ara o'her rgnrs
appertaining there'o; ;,v) o; as-
extracted coioteral including
wnrhouT !miration ail gas, oil and
mineral ngnts of every noTure and
kind, ail timer to be cut and all other
nghts appertaining thereto; and (v)
all leases, rents ana profits therefrom
The real property, ou:ldings.
improvements, fixtures, equipment,
accessions thereto, appurtenances
and all replacements and additions
thereof and thereto, all leases and
rents therefrom, and all other
collateral described above are
hereinafter collectively referred to as
at Public Sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash on the front steps of
the courthouse located at 108 N.
Jefferson Street, Perry, FL 32348, at
11:00 a.m. on the 15th day of
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If
you are a person with a disability who
requires accommodations in order to
participate in a court proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to you,
the provision of certain assistance.
Individuals with a disability who
require special accommodations in
order to participate in a court
proceeding should contact the ADA
Coordinator, 173 NE Hernando
Avenue. Room 408, Lake City,
FL32055, (386) 719-7428, within two (2)
business days of receipt of notice to
appear. Individuals who are hearing
impaired should call (800) 955-8771.
Individuals who are voice impaired
should call (800) 955-8770.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AN FOR
TAYLOR COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 10-673-DR
IN RE: The Marriage of
MICHELLE LYNN RECKWALD.
NOTICE OF ACTION OF DISSOLUTION
TO: RASHUN RIDGEWAY, whose last
known address is 2700 Mixon Rd.,
Perry, FL 32348.
YOUR ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses. If any, to it on
Sellers, Taylor, & Morrison, P.A.
attorneys for Michelle Reckwald, and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court at 108 N. Jefferson St. P.O. Box
620 Perry, Florida 32348 before
service of immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents In this
case, including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Low Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on
record at the Clerk's office.
Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of
documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
Clerk of the Circuit C Court
By Salina Ford
Notice of Intention
To Register Fictitious Name
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice
is hereby given that the undersigned,
pursuant to the fictitious name
statute, chapter 20953 or Section
865.09, Florida Statutes, 1941. will
register with the Secretary of State,
Corporation Division, Tallahassee,
Florida, upon receipt of proof of
publication of this notice the fictitious
name, to wit:
Happy Nails and Spa
under which we/I will engage in
business. I/We expect to engage in
business in Perry, Florida and our
2058 S. Jefferson Street, Perry FL 32348
The extent of ownership is:
Tran Nguyen 100%
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