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For the second straight year
Mother Nature's annual Easter
egg hunt-Scallop Season--will
I open early.
The season begins Saturday,
SJune 25, and inside today's Taco
Times is a special section, Dive,
In, filled with everything you will
.need to make it a successful
one, from rules and regulations,
a list of needed accessories and
even a few recipes to help you
once you're back on dry land.
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Free BMX bike stunt
The Taylor County Public
Library will kick off its 2011
Summer Reading Program
Thursday, June 23, with a BMX
bike stunt show at City Park,
starting at2 p.m.
SAdmission to the Free Style
"Connection BMX Bike Stunt
: Show is free.
World, Many Stories '
S Upcoming events include:
STuesday, June 28: Smokey
Bear, 10 a.m.,
Thursday, June 30: Anna
i Moo, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 5: second
annual Talent Show, 10 a.m.
SThursday, July 7: Jiggleman,
'* Tuesday, July 12: K-9 unit
presentation, 10 a.m.
Thursday, July 14: Magic
SShow, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19: Mag Lab,
Thursday, July 21: One
Heart, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 26: Perry Fire
Department, 10 a.m.
#* Thursday, July 29: grand
finale, 2 p.m., Atlantic Coast
All programs are free and
open to local children and their
"Please join us and see how
reading can take you around the
world said Summer Reading
Program Coordinator Kim
The library, located at 403
N. Washington Street, is open
SMonday through Thursday, 9
a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m.
Sto 5 pm. and Saturday from 10
oEditon al ................... A-2
Living ....................... A-4
Religion .................. A-6
tCommunity ............. B-1
IClassifieds ............... B-2
'Monda throuh Thurday,
modified for IRS
tax fraud schemer
It isn't often that a prosecutor
makes a motion which is
beneficial to a defendant, but
that is just what happened
Monday morning, June 20,
during hearings before Circuit
Judge James Roy Bean.
State Attorney Robert "Skip"
Jarvis sought to have a 30-month
prison sentence modified to be
"straight probation" for one of
five defendants convicted in
an alleged $3 million Internal
Revenue Service (IRS) scam.
Under his initial plea
agreement with the state
(entered Jan. 20), David Allen
Wingard's state prison term
was to run concurrent with a
(separate) federal sentence.
"However, the federal
authorities would not take him
(to begin serving his federal
sentence) because he had a
state sentence. So, that meant
he would serve his 30 months
with the Florida Department
of Corrections (FDOC) and
then face 27 months in federal
prison-which made his
sentences consecutive, not
concurrent as agreed upon,"
"So while, yes, this is a (state)
sentence reduction for him, it is
the right thing to do."
.* Please see page 3
David Allen Wingard, right, was to return to federal custody today (Wednesday).
On Monday, Judge James Roy Bean granted a motion to amend his state prison
sentence to 30 months' probation for his role in an IRS tax return scheme.
Perry DOF sends units to battle area wildfires
Florida's active wildfire
season turned deadly Monday
when two firefighters from the
Division of Forestry's Suwanne
District were killed battling the
Blue Ribbon Fire in Hamilton
According to Perry District
Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
Chelsea Parker, although no
local personnel were working
the fire Monday, seven
Perry District personnel--
one food-unit leader and a
strike team of six wildland
firefighters--were sent to the
Suwannee District Tuesday to
assist in wildfire suppression
efforts and operational
The Blue Ribbon Fire has
burned about 12 acres south of
Jasper. According to reports,
firefighters Josh Burch and
Brett Fulton were overtaken by
flames and smoke while battling
"The wildfires have ravaged
Perry man charged with
child porn, voyeurism
A 62-year-old Perry man has been charged with multiple counts
of child pornography, video voyeurism, child abuse and sexual
William Joseph Moore Jr. was taken into custody June 10 and
booked at the Taylor County Jail, where he is being held on a
According to the arrest affidavit from the Taylor County Sheriff's
Office, Moore was arrested based on a sworn statement from a
juvenile victim who stated that he forced the juvenile to have sex
with him, fondled the juvenile and video filmed sex acts with the
juvenile, all without the juvenile's consent.
During their investigation, officers "found sufficient evidence to
support the allegations," Lt. Marty Nowlin said.
Resolution near in 5-year
dispute with county, DCA
A dispute between the county and the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) which has lasted some five years, is
now one step from a conclusion.
County commissioners unanimously approved a pair of
comprehensive plan amendments last week as part of a stipulated
settlement agreement concerning two coastal properties which are
at the heart of the dispute.
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our state, burning more than
200,000 acres, and now, they
have taken the lives of two
of our very own men," said
"My thoughts and prayers go
out to the families and loved
ones of Josh Burch and Brett
Fulton, two courageous heroes
who sacrificed their lives for the
safety of others."
Burch, 31, was a forest ranger
who lived in Lake City with
his wife and two children. He
worked with DOF for more than
10 years. Fulton, 52, began as a
professional welder with DOF
12 years ago. He has been a
forest ranger for more than nine
years. Fulton leaves behind a
wife and two grown children in
Two additional DOF
and Stephen Carpenter--
were injured Monday, while
attempting to assist their fellow
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A life devoted to others
Longtime community volunteer and elder care
advocate Betty Jean Duvall died Thursday, June 16. For
more than a decade, she placed arrangements at the
base of the Eternal Flame in memory of her son, who
was killed in Vietnam, and for all service men and women
who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
firefighters. Both were treated
for smoke-related injuries and
released that night.
The Blue Ribbon Fire
started on June 16. The fire
had previously been declared
contained, but recent extreme
weather caused the fire to
flare up again on Monday. The
Suwannee District field unit has
been actively working the fire
since early Monday afternoon.
*. Please see page 3
unemployment rate continued
its downward trajectory in
May, remaining below the
state average for the third
The county's rate was 10
percent in April, down from
10.1 in April and 10.6 in March.
The rate was 12.4 in January.
May's number was the lowest
rate since April 2009, when it
was 9.6. The rate has not fallen
below 10 percent since.
Meanwhile, the number
of those employed jumped
to 8,267 in May, a 53 person
increase from April's total,
according to figures released
Friday by the Agency for
Workforce Innovation (AWI).
Please see page 3
I I Curtis M. Whitfield
A true Taylor County character, Curtis M. Whitfield,
shown with his trademark Stetson, was 101 years old
when he died Friday.
A real character
Editor's Note: To be a writer,
you must have a story to tell.
Author Mike Morris is quick to say
that many of his stories are drawn
from the deep well of memories
his grandfather, Curtis M. Whitfield,
shared with him since childhood.
Whitfield died Friday at 101 years
of age and Morris turned to what
he knows best, the homespun tales
heard on his grandfather's knee in
eulogizing the man he called Papa.
In the South when we say
someone is a "real character"
we know exactly what is meant.
Papa, Curtis M. Whitfield, was
a real character. There was
never a dull moment with him.
He knew how to live life in a big
Friends of mine who never
met him will say, 'Tell us a
Papa story." They love hearing
about him and his determined
spirit. Today I thought I'd share
a few of these stories.
One that I often heard was
about a certain pet that Papa
thought my older cousins
needed. The story goes that
when Ray, Edward and Carl
were little he was over in West
Florida visiting his family and
his nephew was getting rid of
a Billy goat. Well, Papa got it
in his mind that his grandsons
needed this goat and it would be
the perfect pet to pull them in a
wagon. But he had one obstacle.
He was traveling in his white
But we all know when
he made up his mind to do
something, there was no
stopping him. He pushed and
shoved until he got that goat in
the backseat and rolled down
the windows. And then off they
went, driving down Highway
27 for two hours, with that goat
hanging out of the car window.
For years, my grandmother
laughed about seeing Papa's car
round the comer of Elm Street
and seeing nothing but that goat
with his neck stretched outside
the car window. I can only
imagine what the car smelled
like the next morning when he
got into it.
And decades later when
macular degeneration robbed
him of his eyesight it could not
rob his determined spirit. Losing
his eyesight was probably the
most difficult thing for him and
when many of us might have
tossed in the towel and retreated
to the comer, Papa did not.
Not to be outdone by having
to give up his truck and driver's
license, he turned to his
lawnmower...now we all know
he kept an immaculate yard, but
I'm not talking about driving
his lawnmower on the grass.....
he drove the lawnmower down
North Jefferson Street. And if
he hadn't been stopped, I am
satisfied he would have driven
it all the way to Pouncey's for
Papa was determined because
he had to be. Life was not always
easy for him -- particularly in
Please see page 3
A-2 Taco Times June 22,2011
Bags for Bama delivers
truck of supplies, hope
Dear Taylor County:
It is with overwhelming
gratitude that I thank you for
your assistance with the Bags for
Due to your generosity, we
were able to deliver a 20 foot
Penske truck full of supplies
to a relief shelter in DeKalb
County, Ala. Shelter volunteers
and victims were ecstatic over
the amounts of food, cleaning
supplies, bottled water, baby
products, linens, Bibles and
hygiene products delivered.
Additionally, $1300 was
donated to the Salvation
Army in DeKalb County to
assist in recovery efforts. This
community has always been
spirited with the belief of
helping others, and because of
your belief, many people are on
the road to rebuilding not only
their houses, but their lives.
Many community partners
and corporations assisted
with this project to ensure
its success. Penske Truck
Rentals donated the moving
truck for the transportation of
goods,, which fulfilled a huge
need. A special thanks to our
collection locations: Boys &
Girls Clib- Veterans Park;
Buckeye Community Federal
Credit Union; Capital City
Bank; K-Mart; Taylor County
Extension; Taylor County Health
Department; Taylor County
Public Library; and Taylor
Gymnastics, Cheerleading, and
Additionally, our gratitude
is extended to the following
organizations that assisted
with the project: Advanced
Refrigeration, First Presbyterian
Church, First United Methodist
Church, Parrotheads of
Perrydise, Perry Newspapers,
Steinhatchee School and Daisy
Troop #964. Also, thank you so
much to the countless individuals
who gave of their time, talents
A very special thank you goes
out to Kim Torres for helping
promote and organize the project.
Also, to my parents, Marla and
James Blume, who taught me
to always do the right thing
regardless of the circumstance.
To Chip, who endured 16 hours
in the car when he'd rather have
been walking. And last but not
least, my husband Daryll, who
drove a 20-foot Penske moving
truck up a one-lane road on the
side of a mountain, I thank you
for putting service above self.
When I was 11 years old a
tornado came through the same
area. I knew how terrorizing a
storm like that was, and though
damage was minimal to our
home and our power out for three
days, our next door neighbors
lost everything. I thought I knew
what to expect heading back to
Rainsville this time. I had been
warned since April 27 about the
devastation. I saw pictures and
videos, but to top the hill going
into my childhood city and being
able to see a horizon that was
once blocked by trees, nothing
prepared me for that.
The destruction was
unimaginable. The church
where I spent my summers
going to Vacation Bible School
and where my best friend was
married couldn't even be found.
It was there, only in a different
form. It was piled 40 feet high
on the side of the road with the
other debris. Its foundation was
now being used as a command
post for the utility trucks.
Centuries old trees, homes,
metal and everything in between
lined the sides of the road ready
for removal while the utility
companies worked around it to
run new lines.
Please see page 5
Letters to the Editor la M
Helping Hands group meets with county
commission to discuss animal shelter
The volunteers of Helping
Hands of the Shelter,
Inc., invited the county
commissioners and the general
public to join a discussion on
Tuesday, June 14, concerning
the needs and accomplishments
of the Animal Control division
of county government.
Page and Mark Wiggins found
the time to attend and participate
in a 30-minute presentation. We
appreciate their participation.
Gayle Ancog spoke to the
need to have trained animal
control officers and how vital
their role is in the health and
welfare of the community. Since
the commissioners had received
statistics regarding the number
of animal intakes, the animals
going to rescue and adoption
and those euthanized, the focus
was on the efforts expended by
Helping Hands of the Shelter,
Inc., to assist Animal Control
inL geting' adinpteabl8e Maia ls
not taken locally to the rescue
groups that would find homes for
them. These efforts contributed
to a nearly 85% reduction in the
euthanization rate. The group
has also provided fans for the
shelter, 24 kennels, vaccines
and disinfectant to provide a
better shelter environment.
Jill Gravel-Bartalini talked
about the efforts expended
to educate the community on
the need to properly care for
animals, provide training and
spay or neuter dogs and cats to
avoid over population and the
spread of disease. She noted
that within the recent past
there have been no outbreaks
of rabies, and she thinks much
of that is due to the efforts of
SAnim'al C~itrdolofieers and
Helping Hands of the Shelter,
Inc., assisting local vets with
discount vaccination clinics,,
The volunteers appreciated
the opportunity to meet with the
commissioners and are willing
to provide information to
absent commissioners Feagle,
Houck and Patterson regarding
the assistance Animal Control
provides to the Taylor County
Secretary, Helping Hands of
the Shelter, Inc.
Resident upset over VA clinic closure
I cannot believe the county is
closing the VA clinic. We spend
thousands on a memorial for our
fallen veterans, but the Taylor
County Health Department
cannot seem to get it together
with the VA to keep this clinic
Taylor County has 2,400-plus
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.
veterans who have to drive 100
to 150 miles round trip to go to
the VA. Is it a money thing or an
ego thing? If it is a money thing,
remember the $.02 a gallon
gas tax? (Never repealed.)
Some of that should take care
of finding a place for our VA
If it is an ego thing, that
person or persons should get
over it and do what is good for
our vets. Remember we have
a three-year contract with the
VA and we are only in the first
I ask everyone living in
Taylor County to call or write
their county commissioner and
the Health Department and tell
them to keep the VA clinic open:
Malcolm Page Dist. 1, Mark
Wiggins Dist. 2, Lonnie Houck
Dist. 3, Pam Feagle Dist. 4, Pat
Patterson Dist. 5; Stephens
Tollos, Taylor County Health
Department, 1215 N. Peacock
Ave., Perry, Florida 32347,850-
Our veterans deserve better
Please call or write to one or
all of the above. Our veterans
need your help.
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UNLESS THEY GET CAUGHT SEXTING WITH WOMEN ALL
ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT THEY HAVE NEVER MET AND ARE
NOT MARRIED TO, LIE ABOUT IT FOR A WEEK TO THE ENTIRE
NATION AND THEIR CONSTITUENTS UNTIL THEIR WIFE COMES
HOME FROM OUT OF THE COUNTRY, SHOWS HIM WHO THE
BOSS REALLY IS AND TELLS THEM TO HANG IT UP...
The funeral of a
I looked to the left and to the
right. Houses of sun-bleached
colors lined the streets with vibrant
beach towels drying in the crisp air,
while umbrellas shaded friends on
There were children dragging
floats toward the surf: little girls
with bouncing blonde curls and big
sunglasses, young boys with wet
suits and bare feet.
There were parents leading
smaller children down little pig
trails lined by sea oats and sand
dunes, marked by weathered dune
fencing and occasional clumps of
There were grandparents wearing
long-sleeved white shirts and floppy
hats, escorting dogs on leashes.
I smelled salt spray, suntan oil and
mesquite-seasoned barbecue coals.
As we passed the rows of beach
houses slowly, each provided a
different sound, music at one and
laughter at another. Silence marked
many: people were sleeping late, or
moving slowly. The palm fronds
made a rushing sound in the winds
and the seagulls squeaked by, flying
effortlessly over the land they loved.
There were people on bicycles,
teenagers on dirt bikes, retirees on
golf carts and runners on foot. The
license plates on trucks, cars and
campers paid tribute to half the
states within the Union.
And then the colors blended like
a tie-dye shirt, as I rolled up the car
window. We were about to cross the
bridge and I had to prepare myself.
I have no deep-seated fear of all
bridges, but I do fear the one at St.
George Island when I'm leaving...
for it marks the conclusion of a
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
It is the concrete, winding
reminder of paradise lost, and
it gives you one, last panoramic
view of all you're leaving behind:
turquoise water, pristine sandy
beaches, solitude and friendship,
shrimp and sweet tea.
To mark my departure, the
pelicans flew in formation, as if
they were the 10-gun salute at the
funeral of vacation.
Fishermen and women lined the
old bridge below, casting all day
and all night long.
They get to stay; I have to leave.
And I grieved.
Parting, Shakespeare wrote,
brings such sweet sorrow...and he
had never been to St. George Island.
I, however, cannot rally my courage
and say, "Until the morrow," because
I don't know when I'll return. Thus,
So, instead, I say to the husband:
"I think I may cry."
He wasn't startled; he's heard my
lament enough to pay it no mind.
The St. George Island bridge is a
difficult one for me to navigate.
But he knew I'd be fine by Panacea.
We could eat a sandwich there.
Or drive to St. Marks.
Or stop at Shell Point.
Or go to Spring Creek.
Or visit Wakulla Springs.
There was a good pillow waiting
for me in Perry, and a sweet dog who
needed a walking companion, and
before I knew it, I was looking at the
sunset from a different perspective,
only enhanced by the one I left
behind on a small island that can't
possibly grow much more.
Except in my admiration and love.
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A-3 TacoTimes June 22, 2011
Whitfield'paid it forward' and never met a stranger
A REAL CHARACTER
Continued from page 1
his younger years. Growing
up in basically a single parent
household, before such a phrase
was ever coined and certainly
before government assistance --
Papa had to forego an education
to go out and work to help
support his family. And it just
wasn't him....all of his brothers
worked and their mother too.
They worked because they had
Life would turn out to be
his classroom and he learned
it well. With each decade of
his life he learned more and
strove to be more. When he
was selling cars at Dekle Motor
Company, he worked his way
up to sales manager. And then
another Perry businessman,
Mr. Henry Dorsett, showed up
and became another teacher in
this classroom of life that Papa
Mr. Dorsett encouraged
him to start his own
business--he even gave him the
loan to make it possible. Then in
his forties, Papa left the security
of a weekly income and set off
in the unknown. He started his
logging business. And I have
to tell you all, I have grown up
hearing that story most of my
life and it means even more to
me now that I, too, am in my
40s. So let me assure you, that
risk he took in middle age with a
family to provide for took guts.
Only recently have I learned
that like Mr. Dorsett, Papa paid
it forward....As his business
grew, he became an encourager
to new business owners in Perry.
My brother, Brian, says that
these business owners still come
up to him, telling him what an
encourager Papa was to them.
Well, Papa was certainly an
encourager to me...Right after
I graduated from college, I
was struggling to find a job. I
finally got an interview with the
Department of Commerce and
one night I received a phone call
from Papa. "Alright," he said.
'Tomorrow morning I want you
to bring me your brochure"...
which of course, is what he
called a resume.
Then without me knowing it,
he got in his blue Ford pickup
and drove up Highway 19 to
Capps. He pulled up to a house
that he'd been told belonged to
the parents of Representative
Sherry Walker--keep in mind,
he had never laid eyes on them
before but that didn't stop him.
He knocked on their door. Her
mother let him in. And for the
next hour he won the Walkers
over and asked for help on my
behalf. Her mother would say,
"I just loved him. He reminded
me of my own daddy." And
A week later, I had an
interview for that job...It was his
determined spirit at work but I
think it also shows the devotion
he had in helping his family.
That particular story also
shows how he never met a
stranger. He would always tell
me..."just remember you're just
as good as the next person" and
"if God is for you then who can
be against you?" That is the way
Papa approached life. He didn't
let his lack of education hold
And he certainly did not let it
hold him back from trying new
things. Papa was always eager to
try new technology. I remember
as a little boy watching as three
men struggled to carry his new
TV into the house. It was as big
as a bed and had a remote control
Curtis Whitfield sold cars for Dekle Motor Company
and had worked his way up to sales manager when Henry
Dorsett encouraged him to start his own business...
which he did.
that looked like something from
a space ship. When most people
were still watching black and
white televisions with rabbit
ears, he went out and purchased
a color remote control TV.
When most people were still
using the oven and discussing
whether microwaves would
cause your heart to stop beating,
Papa went out and bought a
microwave. He even had one of
the first instant cameras before
anybody else in town did. And
I am satisfied that if macular
degeneration would not have not
robbed his eyesight he would
have his own Facebook page.
In fact, I am certain he'd have
more Facebook friends than me.
He loved his friends and
cherished them, particular
the members of this church. I
remember how he would relish
in the choir members who came
caroling at his house and the
stacks of Christmas cards the
church sent him. They'd always
be stacked right next to his easy
chair where he would look at
them over and over.
He loved his church and he
loved this city. People still say
they miss seeing him riding
down the road in his blue
Ford, his Stetson cocked to the
side of his head and waving at
everybody he passed. To him
everybody in Perry was his
friend and he had a story ready
Hands down, Papa was
absolutely the best storyteller
I've ever known. The way
he'd scoot to the edge of his
easy chair and wave his hand
was hypnotic. He could make
history come to life and because
of it, I feel like I know all of the
relatives who have come before
In fact, he was such a good
storyteller that he knew just the
parts that needed embellishing
or "dressing up a little bit," as
he put it.
He had a good, long life and
he was ready to move on to
heaven for his next adventure.
Not too long ago, he told my
cousin Edward that he didn't
understand why he was living
so long. Papa said, "I know your
grandmother is up in heaven,
wondering where in the world
is Curtis? What is taking Curtis
so long to get here?"....And
then Papa paused, shrugged his
shoulders and said..."I don't
know...I reckon she thinks I
went to hell."
Of course, we all know that is
not the case. Papa had an abiding
faith in salvation through
Christ. He looked forward to
Was he perfect? No he was
not. He'd be the first to tell you
Did he make mistakes?
Did he have some regrets? I
am sure that he did.
But he lived his
life --particularly the second
half of his life--with a deep faith
in the forgiveness and grace that
he found through Jesus. One
way that his faith was evident
was his prayers. I was always
amazed at how beautiful and
eloquent his prayers were...
It turns out, I was not the only
Soon after been admitted
to the nursing home, he asked
the staff if anyone was going
to grace the food. They said,
"Why don't you do it?" so his
prayers became a ritual before
every meal was served. A
cafeteria worker reported that
the room would grow quiet and
even those with severe dementia
would bow their heads as he
prayed. This same worker told
us how much she appreciated
hearing his prayers and what a
blessing they were to the staff.
You know every single time
that I visited him, he would
always tell me that he was
praying for me. "I pray for all
y'all," he'd say. He loved his
family and often said that if
he erred, it was in constantly
wanting us around him.
During one of my last visits
with him, he told me that he
dreamed of us too. He said that
his family filled his sleeping
hours--memories he had of our
times as a family. It struck me
because he didn't know it, but
just a few weeks before I had
dreamed of him.
In my dream I was at my
grandparents' house, standing
in their living room. Everything
was just like it had been when
I was a boy, even that big TV
was still there. Papa and Mother
were sitting in their recliners.
Through the screen door I could
see the lush St. Augustine grass
that he meticulously cared for
and the blooming azalea bush
that wrapped around the big
When I woke up, I remember
feeling a deep peace--a peace
like I haven't felt in a long
And so it goes...he dreamed
of us and now he will live in my
lab is here
Continued from page 1
In November, when the
current upward trend began,
there were only 7,759
people employed in the
AWI's figures also showed
there were 923 people
unemployed in May out of a
labor force of 9,190, the third
consecutive month the number
of unemployed was under 1,000
after 18 straight months above
The number of initial
however, rose in May to 107,
after remaining in the 70s in
April and March.
For those seeking
mobile career lab is located in
the Perry K-Mart parking lot
each Tuesday, Wednesday and
Among Florida's 67
counties, Taylor had the 31st
highest unemployment rate in
May, the third straight month it
has been at that level.
top of the list with 13.8 percent
while Monroe County
boasted the lowest rate
with 6.3 percent.
Among Taylor's neighbors,
Dixie County had the highest
unemployment rate with 11.4
percent, followed by Madison
County with 10.8 percent,
both increases over April's
Below Taylor were Jefferson
County at 8.3 percent and
Lafayette at 7.1 percent,
both showing decreases
compared to April.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate in May was
10.6 percent, the lowest since
August 2009 when it was also
The state's unemployment
rate was down 0.2 percentage
point from the April
rate of 10.8 percent and was
0.7 percentage point lower
than the May 2010 rate of 11.3
The number of jobs in the
state was up 24,900 over the
year, an increase of 0.3 percent
from May 2010.
33-acre fire contained on Dark Island
Continued from page 1
Florida's dry weather since
i-te -bg Rning -.,qf, ,May, has
caused extreme fire activity.
Since May 1, DOF has battled
more than 1,500 wildfires which
have burned nearly 200,000
acres across the state, making
it one of the busiest wildfire
years in recent history. Florida
firefighters face an average of
more than 31 new wildfires
Locally, a 33-acre, lightning-
started fire was reported off
Beach Road on Dark Island
Friday. It was declared 100
percent contained in,the early
morning hours of Saturday.
According to Parker, the
fire was still producing a large
amount of smoke Monday and
an additional 3,500 gallons was
Also on-scene were the
Beaches Volunteer Fire
Department, Taylor County
Fire-Rescue, the Jena/
Steinhatchee Fire Department,
Dixie.County Fire Department
and Florida Fish and Wildlife
Additionally, a fire .off
County Road 14 and U.S. 98,
south of Old Cabbage Grove
Fire Tower, previously reported
to have burned 23 acres,
ultimately consumed 75 acres.
It is considered 100 percent
As of Tuesday, the Perry
District was monitoring nine
fires in its four-county area.
IRS would not take back seized money
Joplin fund-raiser a success
The Perry Rotary Club and Pizza Hut recently teamed
together to raise money for those affected by the
Joplin, Mo., tornado. Shown above are Rotarians Mark
Viola (left) and Zach Cone. Perry Resident Windell
Ezell's grandson, Jonathon Ezell, was one of several
employees working at one of two Joplin Pizza Huts
destroyed by the storm. Two of his co-workers were
killed and Ezell was hospitalized due to injuries he
suffered. NPC International, which owns the Pizza Hut
franchise here, also owns the one in Joplin and has a
Relief Fund established to help its employees affected
by the storm, including Ezell. All day Thursday, June
2, customers at Pizza Hut here who used a coupon
distributed by the Rotary Club had 20 percent of their
purchase price donated to help the fund. The event
DCA has final approval
Continued from page 1
The parties reached the
agreement in April just before
the issue was to go before Gov.
Rick Scott and the Florida
The commission held a
pair of public hearings on the
amendments. No one from the
public spoke and commissioners
unanimously approved both
They will now be forwarded
back to DCA for final approval,
which is expected soon since
the agency already approved the
stipulated settlement agreement
and no one spoke out against
At issue are two previous
amendments which DCA found
not in compliance with state
law in 2009. The county and the
property owners maintained that
the purpose of the amendments
was to correct errors made more
than 20 years ago in the plan's
future land use map (FLUM)
when the original working
copy of the FLUM was reduced
in size to the one presently
The first amendment
concerns some 14 acres owned
by Hutchins and the other 3.36
acres owned by the Woods
family on Bird Island. In both
cases, the landowners said
their property was supposed
to be labeled mixed-use urban
development, but due to the
errors was not.
Under the stipulated
settlement agreement and the
amendments approved June 6,
the county's comprehensive
plan will reflect a designation of
mixed-use urban development
for both properties, but will
include a notation referring to a
site specific element referencing
the parcels and the requirements
of the agreement.
The site-specific element will
state that until centralized sewer
is provided to the parcels, the
maximum allowable density
will be four units per acre and
once sewer is available, the
density will increase to 10 units
Continued from page 1
Bean granted Jarvis' request
and modified Wingard's
sentence to 30 months'
The U.S. Marshall's Service
was expected to pick up
Wingard today (Wednesday)
and return him to federal
In January, Wingard
pled guilty to charges of
racketeering, money laundering
and conspiracy related to a
fraudulent IRS income tax
return scheme funneled out of
local FDOC institutions.
"The suspects, both DOC
inamtes at the time, were
filing false tax returns using
the stolen identifications
of other inmates-their
names and Society Security
numbers. One of the suspects,,
Timothy Coughlin, said that
they had received as much as
Get in Sha
$3 million from the scheme.
"We seized a total of $210,000
in cash and money in bank
accounts...and the IRS would
not take it back. They said
they did not a procedure to
accept the money and told us
(the investigators) to keep it.
Each defendant in the case
agreed to waive claim on the
money and forfeit it," Jarvis
"It will be used to enhance
law enforcement investigations."
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A-4 The Taco Times June 22, 2011
Lessons from Father's Day 2011:
Being the Dad he didn't have
Entrepreneur, philanthropist and author Bob Williamson (left) signs copies of
his books following a talk before several dozen Perry-Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce members Friday. Williamson spoke about his rise from drug addiction to
becoming a "serial entrepreneur" who has founded 11 successful businesses.
Overcoming alcohol, drugs and violence, Williamson said he accepted Jesus Christ
:and turned his life around. His latest venture is a $30 million hospitality business
which includes a resort and spa built on Honey Lake Plantation in Madison County.
Shown above with Williamson are Margie Rawls and Deidra Newman.
on April 27
Gavin Harper Ragans was
Ragans of Crawfordville on
April 27, 2011, in Tallahassee.
11 dor He weighed 8 pounds, 4
ounces and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Kevin and Tammy Morgan.
The baby's paternal
Gavin Harper Ragans grandparents are Richard and
It's summer: do you know where your family is?
The Jim Hendry Family Reunion will be held
Sunday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at Lake Bird United
Keith and Suzanne Harrison will present
special music for the service, with Eston Hendry
delivering the morning message.
A covered dish luncheon will follow the
service. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Ezell Family Reunion will be held at Day
Community Center on Sunday, July 10,
beginning at 11 a.m. Everyone is asked to bring
a basket lunch, as well as all the children and
For additional information, please contact
Zelda Ezell Dietrick at 386-294-2080 or Libby
Ezell Singletary at 386-294-1168.
By DEBORAH SHEFFIELD
Sunday was Father's Day.
And to all you dads who show
your love and caring for your
children, I applaud you!
My daddy was Wiley
Andrew "Andy" Sheffield and
he died April 16, 1968. I only
knew him growing up as the
picture of the nice man in the
suit (who resembled me) that
sat upon my Grandmother's
piano for as long as I can
When I came to visit,
Grandma would always
introduce me as "Andy's girl"
and I remember often bowing
my head and feeling the flush
of redness when she did that.
You see, I knew from age 5
or 6 how my daddy died. Once
waiting for the bus at Gladys
Morse Elementary in the late
1960's, a kid said to another
how my daddy died.
I was very upset, and as I
have told before, ran to Sue
Cannon's house across the
street where she rocked me and
let me cry. When "land where
my fathers died" was sung each
morning during chapel at
school, I bowed my head and
would not sing those words.
But over the years, I have
grown to know the man my
daddy was: kind, generous,
sensitive, and caring. That's all
I need to know to understand
that my daddy was the best
daddy that ever lived!
I know that my brother and I
were on his mind when he died,
and if I could tell him one thing
as the woman I am today...I
would say, "Daddy, it was not
better for us that you went
His presence in my life has
been missed for 43 years! I am
not the woman I would have
been had he continued to be my
daddy in my life...which brings
me to an excerpt I wanted- to
share with you:
A Message from the
About Kids-- not
President Obama wrote an
essay about being a father and
about growing up without his
own dad in People magazine
The essay can also be found
on the computer at
People.com/article and is
entitled "Being the Father I
By Deborah Sheffield
Here is what our President
says about being a father to his
two daughters and to all dads:
"They need our time,
measured not only in the
number of hours we spend with
them each day, but what we do
with those hours.
"I've learned that children
don't just need us physically
present, but emotionally
available--willing lo listen and
pay attention and participate in
their daily lives.
"Children need structure,
which includes learning the
values of self-discipline and
What we don't hear among
all the political warfare these
days is that our President and
his wife make sure that their
daughters do their chores, make
their beds, do their homework
and take good care of the dog.
When the President is not
meeting with Heads of State,
making policy decisions,
fighting with an obstinate
Congress and leading military
actions, he is an assistant
elementary basketball coach
for Sasha--his daughter.
That puts him courtside
questioning referee calls,
leading practice drills, and
giving high fives to 10 year-
olds who play their hearts out
running up and down the
To all of you dads ... be
generous with your time and
your heart for your children;
teach them by what you do, for
that is louder than any words
you could yell.
Like our President says
above, spend time with them
and make that time well
worthwhile...teach them to be
responsible and to love living
by the way that you live your
There is no recipe today...just
a recommendation: Dads
(when the weather is a little
cooler) join your kids outside
and throw a ball, draw on the
driveway with sidewalk chalk
and grill hamburgers or
hotdogs in the backyard or at a
local park to create memories
that will last forever.
The President has a focus for
dads in America and has
created a support network for
you: fatherhood.gov. The next
time you are on the computer,
w l npoc,.epck out that
No matter your politics,
hopefully we can agree that a
takes work seriously and has
the toughest job in America but
still remains focused upon his
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Deadly tornado did not take Rainsville's spirit
BAGS FOR BAMA
Continued from page 2
While in the shelter we
met a volunteer who several
decades ago had been to Perry.
He remembered his time here
vividly and shared with us his
story of remodeling our local
Other stories were not so
uplifting. We experienced an
older couple who had lost
everything, including the
husband's glasses that the
church had helped replace. A
FEMA trailer had just arrived
and the couple was back getting
necessities. Even three weeks
later, the bruises on her face told
the wife's story and her struggle
through the storm. The husband
shared with the volunteers how
one day after the storm they
left to get relief supplies and
food. When they returned home
shortly, looters were rummaging
through the rubble of their home.
A wife and daughter had two
shopping carts full of supplies
and rummaged through what
we had brought before it was
unpacked. With her she took
hygiene products and a Bible.
Another woman came in
with no shoes upon her feet.
Every person who came in
received the same message--
"Take all that you need and if
we don't have it, we'll get it."
There were no government
forms, just people helping
Those who are still interested
in assisting those displaced
by the tornado can make
contributions to Henagar Baptist
Church and designate the funds
for Tornado Relief. Please send
donations to 10240 AL Highway
40, Henagar, AL 35978.
On April 27 an EF-4 tornado
took the lives of 35 people,
injured over 100 more, and left
thousands without power for
days. But it did not take their
spirit. This project allowed us
a great opportunity to witness
God's saving grace and the
promise that no matter what an
earthly life may bring, He is
always going to love and protect
Thanks again, Taylor County,
for helping ease the difficult
time of pain and suffering
of those displaced by the
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T-idhifT June is month of transitions
By SARAH HALL
A tribute in memory of a lady who gave of
herself to bring joy to others: Betty Duvall. We
won't forget you! When a Christian dies, earth's
story ends and heaven's glory begins.
Beat the heat!
New Mt. Zion kicked off the summer Vacation
Bible School sessions last week. Currently,
Stewart Memorial A.M.E. Church is holding
classes from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. June 20-23.
Beat the heat, and attend!
The Jerkins Clothes Closet will be open
Friday, June 24, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Y'all
Prayers for comfort and healing for Mary
Bennett and Walter Bishop, at home; and
Corrette Bishop at Tallahassee Memorial.
Put a little love in your heart...
June is the month of transition from the cold of
winter to the heat of summer. We put away coats,
sweaters and blankets and don the flip-flops and
skimpy clothes. Maybe the teeny-weeny bikini
(if we can). Our thoughts are of beaches,
weddings, vacations and far-away places. The
romantic side of us begins to show. We want to
travel and explore.
So carry on but don't forget to prepare for the
extreme heat. Get ready, get ready: Summer is
O bituaries "- ..... ..
Lola Iris Gunter
Lola Iris Gunter, 87, died
Thursday, June 16, 2011, at
Marshall Health Care Center.
She was born in Madison to
Daniel Capers and Ethel Claire
Coming from Hollywood,
she had lived in Perry since
1946. Mrs. Gunter was a
member of the First Baptist
Church of Perry and was a
former secretary at Gladys
Morse Elementary School.
She was also the former co-
owner of Gunter Plumbing
Company, a real estate agent, a
former member of the
Professional Business Women's
Club and past member of the
Order of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by
her husbands, Bradley Henry
Capps, and McHugh Gunter.
Survivors include: a son,
William Henry Capps of Los
geles, Calif.; a daughter,
da Capps Holley Attaway of
; three sisters, Juanita E.
winery, Rodell Faulkner and
nda Brown, all of
llahassee; two grandchildren;
several nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
Private family services were
You may sign the guestbook:
Ted Franklin Green, 76, died
June 18, 2011, from a long
A lifelong resident of Taylor
County, he was bor on Feb.
13, 1935. Mr. Green was
retired from Buckeye Cellulose
Company and was a member of
the South Center Street Church
He was predeceased by his
parents, James Owen and
Maude Green; a brother, James
L. Green; and a sister, Betty
Survivors include: his wife of
57 years, Eloise Green of Perry;
two sons, Tim Green of
Sharpsburg, Ga., and Michael
Green of Perry; three
daughters, Kathy Cayson of
Winter Haven, Sheron Elmore
of Winter Haven and Melisha
Cothran of Perry; four siblings,
Marcelle Kominars of Detroit,
Mich., Katie Becker of Ormond
Beach, Clarence Green of
Daytona Beach, Billy Green of
Wauchula; 11 grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral sei-vices will be held'
Thursday, June 23, at 2 p.m. at
Joe P. Bums Funeral Home
Chapel. The family will receive
friends one hour prior to the
405 E. Hampton Springs Ave.
Betty Jean Duvall
Betty Jean Duvall, 89, a
resident of Perry, died June 16,
Coming from Mikado,
Mich., she had lived in Perry
since 1977 and attended St.
John's Christian Fellowship
Church. Mrs. Duvall was a
foster parent, helped with
SHARE elder care and
volunteered wherever help was
needed. She was predeceased
by a son KIA in Vietnam,
Victor Steven Schlichting.
Survivors include: a nephew,
Ronnie Stevens of
Jacksonville; a granddaughter,
Renee Allen of Crawfordville;
a stepson, LeRoy Loyer of
California; a step daughter,
Brenda Forsyth of Michigan;
numerous grandchildren, great-
grandchildren and other nieces
Funeral services were held
Tuesday at Joe P. Burns Funeral
Home at 10 a.m.
Interment followed at Pisgah
The family received friends
Monday evening from 6 to 8
Grady G. Hutchins
Grady G. Hutchins of Perry
died June 13, 2011 at the age of
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A retired carpenter and
National Guard reservist, he
was born in St. Petersburg.
He previously had resided in
Ocala and Pinellas Park,
moving to Perry in 2002.
Mr. Hutchins was preceded
in death: by his wife, Patricia
A. Hutchins; his son, Martin L.
Hutchins; his father, Bethel B.
Hutchins; his mother, Grace
Ingram; and two step brothers
brothers, James and Steve
Survivors include: two sons,
Wade W. Hutchins of Pinellas
Park and Lester L. Hutchins of
Ocala; his stepmother, Marie
M. Hutchins of Dunnellon; two
sisters, Louise Pearson and
Catherine Baldwin; one
brother, Martin H. Hutchins;
stepbrothers and sisters, Dr.
Ken Hutchins, Arthur Hutchins,
Elaine Hutchins, Thomas
Hutchins, Allen Hutchins and
Suzanne Hutchins; five grand
children; and seven great-
Curtis M. Whitfield
Curtis M. Whitfield, 101,
died June 17, 2001, in Perry. .
'A itiVe 'ofW Ve ahitchka, he
had lived in Perry most of his
life. Mr. Whitfield came to
Taylor County in 1929 to work
for Brooks Scanlon Lumber
Company. Soon thereafter he
married the former Audrey
Hendry, whose family
members were pioneers of this
county. She preceded him in
death in 1986.
He was a former sales
manager at Dekle Motor
Company. Mr. Whitfield
eventually started his own
business, Whitfield Logging,
which he operated until his
An avid gardner, his
residence was often recognized
by the Perry Garden Club as
"Yard of the Month," an honor
for which he took great pride.
A member of Masonic
Lodge Number 123, Mr.
Whitfield was also a charter
member of Lakeside Baptist
Church in Perry.
Survivors include: his four
children, Marie Whitfield Hill,
Howard Whitfield, Don L.
Whitfield and Elaine Whitfield
Stroud, all of Perry; 10
grandchildren; 16 great
grandchildren; and six great,
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, June 21 at 2 p.m. at
Lakeside Baptist Church. Prior
to the service, the family
received friends in the church
sanctuary. Interment followed
in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the American
Foundation, PO Box 515,
Northampton, MA 01061.
Joe P. Bums Funeral Home
of Perry was in charge of
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Southside 'hails cab' for New York City
For "big city, bigger fun" you need not travel any farther than Southside Baptist Church which
is hosting a Big Apple Adventure as this year's Vacation Bible School.
"As kids explore the big city, they'll learn how to step out in faith and connect with Jesus--
sharing the message of Christ with their world," said Carolyn Taylor, representing the church.
SKick-off is Wednesday, June 22, at 6 p.m. with registration, hot dogs and all the trimmings.
Classes begin on Sunday, June 26, and continue through Thursday, June 30, with supper at 5:30
p.m. and classes beginning at 6 PM.
Friday, July 1, will be Family Night with commencement. Southside Baptist Church is located
at 673 Plantation Rd. For more information, you may call 584.7633.
Pastor's anniversary celebrated June 23-26
Kenneth and Carmen Dennis' 14th pastoral anniversary will begin Thursday with Pastor
Wendell Rudd speaking at 7 p.m. and continue Friday with Anna Gibson of Tampa, also at 7, both
at Restoration Faith Center. On Sunday, June 26, at 5 p.m., the celebration continues at the Perry
Woman's Club with Apostle Alzo Slade officiating.
The City of Perry
2010 Consumer Confidence Report
Will not be mailed to each customer this
year, but will be published in the
Friday, June 24, edition of the
Copies are available at
City Hall between the hours of
8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday
In Loving Memory
6-21-1978 to 7-28-2010
"Happy Birthday/ Father's Day"
"If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again."
Loving you always and forever,
Lynda and your precious daughter Brilynn
"You may be gone...
But you will never be forgotten..."
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Albritton signs to play at
University of North Florida
The University of North
Florida (Jacksonville) baseball
team and head coach Smoke
Laval announced the signing of
nine players to the 2012 roster
including former Taylor County
High standout Nick Allbritton.
Allbritton is a junior college
transfer who played two seasons
at Gulf Coast Community
College in Panama City. He
made 41 appearances on the
mound for the Commodores
with six starts, tossing 82.1
innings and fanning 72 batters
in two seasons. Allbritton
posted four wins with 11 saves
and helped GCCC to a 41-12
record as a freshman.
Allbritton was a three-
time All-Area selection in
high school. He tossed 105.2
innings in his final two seasons,
recording 120 strikeouts
compared to just 51 walks with
a 2.72 earned run average with
10 victories. Allbritton played
in the field for three seasons,
boasting a .390 career batting
average with 74 runs scored,
94 hits, 22 doubles, five triples,
seven home runs, 70 runs batted
in and 14 stolen bases. He had a
career-high .442 batting average
as a junior, batting above .350
Allbritton also lettered
golf for four seasons, help
the Bulldogs to the Distri
Championship in 2007 and 2008
He was a member of the Albany
A's Travel Team in Albany,
Ga., helping the team claim
the 2004 13U Simply the Best
World Series Championship.
In addition, Allbritton excelled
in the classroom finishing his
career as an honor student.
FWC to conduct Operation Dry Water
this weekend to combat drunk boating
Campfires banned at
WMAs due to drought
In light of significant
drought conditions and the
increased threat of wildfires,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC), in cooperation with the
state Division of Forestry and
other partner agencies, issued
an executive order June 16
prohibiting campfires in wildlife
management areas, wildlife and
environmental areas and all
other lands it manages.
The order went into effect at
12:01 a.m. June 17 and remains
in effect until rescinded by a
subsequent order. The FWC
joins the DOF, the Department
of Environmental Protection
,and.Florida water managemnp
diismcts in ths effort.
"Special regulations are
necessary to mitigate risks to
public safety and to minimize
the likelihood of igniting fires
that will adversely impact
wildlife and wildlife habitat,"
said the order, signed by
Nick Wiley, FWC executive
In its executive order, the
FWC notes that Florida is
experiencing inordinately dry
conditions for this time of year.
"As a result, DOF and FWC
have been fighting multiple
wildfires within wildlife
management areas, wildlife and
environmental areas and other
lands managed by FWC."
If placed openly on the
ground, the fire is considered a
campfire, and therefore barred.
Only, cooking fires contained
in commercially designed
apparatuses are allowed.
a second-degree misdemeanor,
punishable by up to a $500
fine and 60 days in jail. Law
enforcement agencies on each
respective state property are
responsible for enforcing
Be on the look-out
for manatees while
on Santa Fe River
A pod of Florida manatees
has been spotted on the Santa
Fe River, and the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) needs
boaters' help to keep these
"Water levels on the Santa Fe
are extremely low," said Capt.
Roy Brown, area supervisor.
"We're asking boaters to be
extra vigilant when enjoying the
river, especially where this pod
of manatees has been seen."
The FWC said boaters should
scan the water near, and in
front of, their vessel for swirls
resembling large footprints,
a repetitive line of half-moon
swirls, a mud trail or manatee
snouts or tails breaking the
Boaters can help manatees
stay safe by:
sunglasses to improve vision.
Using poles, paddles or
trolling motors when in close
proximity to manatees.
Having someone aboard
to scan the water for signs of
manatees while their vessels are
"If you think you see a
manatee, give it plenty of room,
because it may not be alone. It
may have a calf or be traveling
with other manatees," Brown
For more information about
manatees, visit MyFWC.com/
The Taylor Soil and Water
Board will host its annual Bay
Scallop Seminar Thursday,
June 23, at 7 p.m. at the
Door prizes will be awarded
including a free scallop trip
donated by Scales and Tales
Taylor County Sea Grant
Marine Agent Fred Vose will
be the presenter and will talk
Biology and ecology of bay
Update on FWC methods
and annual county data;
Regulations and safety for
Last year, 17 people died
from boating accidents related
to alcohol and drug use in
"Alcohol- and drug-
related boating accidents are
preventable," said Capt. Tom
Shipp, of the FWC's Boating
and Waterways Section. "Even
one death is too many."
That is why law enforcement
agencies around the state and
country are participating in
"Operation Dry Water" this
weekend. This nationwide
public-education effort is
designed to prevent alcohol-
related accidents and fatalities..
FWC officers, along with local
law enforcement and the U.S.
Coast Guard, will crack down
on boating under the influence
"While our officers always
look for BUIs," Shipp said,
"this weekend, they are making
a special effort to stop this
2009 was the inaugural year
Jfr.thi effort, and the program's
effectiveness made repeating
it worthwhile. Last year,
agencies in all 50 states and
six U.S. territories participated,
interacting with more than
60,000 boaters and taking 322
impaired operators off the water
before they could kill or injure
themselves or someone else.
The FWC alone arrested 12
boaters for BUI.
"We know that increased
officer effort reduces boating
accidents and saves lives.
Saving lives is what 'Operation
Dry Water' is really all about,"
The FWC reminds boaters
to be careful this weekend.
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drugs are a great danger to the
"Being under the influence of
alcohol or drugs impairs a boat
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fatigue and other conditions can
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you are risking your life, the
lives of your passengers and the
lives of other people out on the
The FWC reminds boaters
that they are responsible for
making decisions that keep
themselves and others safe.
"We want everyone to have a
great time and stay safe on the
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2 awarded scholarships
at FAMU alumni program
The Taylor County FAMU
Alumni Chapter hosted its
annual scholarship program
Monday, June 13, and
welcomed Dr. Williams Hudson
Jr., Florida A&M University
interim vice president of student
affairs, as guest speaker.
Additional special guests
included FAMU Head
Basketball Coach Clemon
Assistant Allison McNealy
and Taylor County High
School Principal Michael
During the program, Hudson
awarded scholarships to two
local graduating seniors who
will be attending FAMU, Erica
Scott and Sa-Mia August.
The recipients will receive
$1,000 annually for a four-year
"Dr. Hudson also shared
inspiring life experiences
and enrollment requirement
information," FAMU Alumni
Chapter President Flora
Awards presentation for short
story contest winners June 27
(L to r) Coach Clemon Johnson, Allison McNealy, Erica Scott, Sa-Mia A
Ameashia Stephens and Dr. William Hudson. Both Scott and August receive schc
Awards during the program June 13; Stephens is also slated to receive an a
the near future. (Photos by Wayne I
Dr. William Hudson, interim vice president of student
Affairs at Florida A&M University, shared enrollment
by Gov. Rick Scott
Florida A&M Un
-'L. Winners of the fifth annual
Friends of the Taylor County
Public Library Short Story
ugust, Contest will be recognized
guarshp Monday, June 27, during a
ward in program that begins at 5:15 p.m.
Dunwoody) at the library.
unw y Many of the authors are
repeat winners from years past,
Short Story Coordinator Mark
This year's winners are:
Youth Category: first place,
Ben DeBoer, "Why Were
; You Late for School, Hank
Tardy?"; second place, Nicole
Davis, "The Weather Egg" and
honorable mention (tie) Caleb
Wilson, "The Three Knights"
and Seth Ganley, "The Story of
*Student Category: first place,
Macon Homer, "Something
diversity in the Halls"; second place,
Coach Molly Wilson, "Le Reve;" and
honorable mention, Rachel
DeBoer, "The Invention."
Adult Category: first
place, Shasta Williams, "The
Farmhouse"; second place,
Naomi Sharp, "Trampoline
Ride"; and honorable mention
(tie) Beverly Walters,
"The Silver Butterfly" and
Mary Nancy Helton, "Chula &
Thirty-six stories--a record
number-- were entered for this
The winning stories will be
featured in a commemorative
collection available later this
Curtis reappointed to SRWMD governing board
Dr. George Cole
of Monticello, Kevin Brown
Of Alachua and Donald "Ray"
Curtis iI of Perry were sworn
in as members of the Suwannee
River Water Management
District Governing Board on
SGov. Rick Scott appointed
Cole and Brown, and
appointed Curtis, to the board
ib early June.
. Curtis, who filled a vacant
seat on the board in 2010, will
represent the Coastal River
Vasin. His term expires March
Curtis is an attorney whose
law practice (Howard & Curtis,
P.A.) is located in Perry.
I Prior to establishing his own
lIw firm, Curtis was an attorney
With the Third Circuit Office of
te Public Defender in Perry.
S He received his Juris
Doctorate from Florida Coastal
Schooltof Law in Jacksonville
after earning a Bachelor
of Arts degree in business
administration, with a minor
in agricultural law, from the
University of Florida.
Curtis serves as a member of
the City of Perry Zoning and
Planning Board and the City of
Perry Board of Adjustment.
Currently he is chair of the
City of Perry Code Enforcement
Board and is a member of the
Perry Rotary Club.
Cole, who succeeds Dr.
Linden C. Davidson will
represent the Aucilla River
Basin. His term began June 3
and ends March 1, 2015.
Cole holds a doctorate in
geography with an emphasis
on wetland hydrology and is a
registered professional engineer
and a registered professional
Brown succeeds N. David
Flagg and will represent the
Santa Fe and Waccasassa
river basins for a term that
began June 3 and ends March 1,
Brown is a native Floridian
and attended the University
of Florida (UF) where he
earned a Bachelor of Science
degree in agriculture. He is a
graduate of UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences
(UF/IFAS) Natural Resource
The remaining governing
board members are Donald
J. Quincey Jr., chairman;
Alphonas Alexander, vice
chairman; Heath M. Davis;
James L. Fraleigh; Carl E.
Meece; and Guy N. Williams.
Curtis who serves as the board
(L to r) Dr. George Cole, Kevin Brown and Donald "Ray" Curtis III were sworn in as
new members of the Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board
on June 14.
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: 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 #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 room.
City Council: second and fourth
Tues., at 6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon.
and third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse
annex; workshop, fourth Tues., 3 p.m.
Juvenile Justice Council: third
Thurs., 9 a.m., at Juvenile Justice
Office, 1719 South Jefferson Street.
Planning Board: first Thurs.,
6 p.m. Courthouse annex (old post
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 andl Sewer:
fourth Tuesday at 18820 Beach
Road, 5:30 p.m.
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., 12 p.m., Chamber of
Big Bend Republican Women's
Network: second Monday at 5:30
p.m., 502 W. Green St. E-mail:
Community Prayer Luncheon:
Monday at noon, Main Street Cafe.
All are welcome.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday,
3 p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second
Monday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
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 htt://taylor.ifas.
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
Parrot Heads in Perry-"dise"
Club: meets the second and fourth
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Call 843-1469 for
Pet adoptions: Taylor County
Animal Shelter, open Monday
through Friday. Call 838-3525.
Republican Party of Taylor
County: second Thursday, 6:30
p.m., at Rigoni's Cookhouse.on
Highway 19 North. Call 584-5878.
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
Taylor County Brotherhood:
meets on Mondays, 7 p.m., at New
Brooklyn; every third Saturday,
9 a.m., at Stewart Memorial.
Taylor County Brotherhood
Choir: meets every Thursday,
6 p.m., at Stewart Memorial.
Taylor County Habitat for
Humanity: board meeting, second
Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Room 208,
Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society:
third Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society
building. Society's museum is open
every Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: second
Fri., Club Roping, 7:30 p.m.; third
Sat., speed events, 11 a.m.; last
Sat., roping, 6 p.m. Arena is located
on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, public library.
Taylor County Reef Research
Team: second Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
Forest Capital Hall.
Taylor County Senior Center:
Executive Board of Directors
meeting, every third Thursday.
Taylor County United:
second Mon., 7 p.m., Evangel
Christian Fellowship (1454 Courtney
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. Call 843-3484.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m.,
Big Bend Hospice office (107 E.
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)
Perry Winners Group of
Alcoholics Anonymous: Friday,
8 p.m.; Heritage House, 317 N.
every Friday, 7 p.m., at Charity
Baptist Church, 580 E. Highway
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-
AMVETS Post 20: third
Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 671 Charles
American Legion Post #291:
second Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96:
first Tues., 7 p.m., American
Legion Hall, Center St.
Sons of Confederate
Veterans: fourth Thursday at
North Orange Street. Call 584-
5725 or 838-2045.
VFW Post #9225: second
Tuesday, 7 p.m. (American
To add to our list, please call 584-5513.
Author shares encounters
with endangered wildlife
Author, photographer and naturalist Doug Alderson will speak
at the Friends of the Taylor County Public Library meeting on
Monday, June 27.
Alderson is set to speak at 5:30 p.m. His latest book is entitled
"Encounters With Florida Endangered Wildlife."
His other books include "Waters Less Traveled," "The Vision
Keepers" and "The Ghost Orchid and Other Tales from the
Alderson is currently the Florida Paddling Trails coordinator
for the Florida Office of Greenways and Trails.
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B-2 Taco Times June 22, 2011
The deadline for classified
ads are Monday by 5 p.m
for the Taco Times and
Wednesday by 5 p.m. for
the Perry News-Herald.
Small ads...big deals!
Auction this Friday! Downtown Perry.
6:30 p.m. corner of Green and
Washington. We have general
merchandise as well as tools,
collectibles, stereo equipment and
furniture. Something for everyone!
This week's featured items include a
large birdcage, a 30 gal. compressor
and a large lot of Army surplus
supplies. Call 850-672-9800 for more
information. Gary Bonney, Auctioneer
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BobCat Welding Machine -330 hrs.
8,500 Generator w/ welding leads
$1,650. Call 850-584-7747.
Handguns for sale. 1-25 chrome auto.
1-32 black auto with ammo. Would like
to buy a used 5' or 6' bush hog mower
for farm tractor. Call 584-4879.
Looking for a young female Jack
Russell. No papers necessary. Call
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Owner financing available. Will look at
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RV spot for rent. Not in park, includes
power, water, sewer, and cable for $350
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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
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RV spot 30 or 50 AMP on private land
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Now accepting applications for 2- 3
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transportation available. Close to City
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everything included from Monthly $585
(required $45 deposit), $165 weekly or
$40 daily (tax included). 317 N. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-672-0973.
1 BD/1 bath nice, beautiful apartment
for rent. 317 N. Byron Butler Parkway.
Everything included. Electricity, water,
cable and furniture. $255 per week and
a $45 deposit. Call 786-344-2542.
accepting applications for 1, 2, and 3
BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments. HUD vouchers
considered. Call 850-584-5668.709 W.
Church St., Perry, FL 32348 TDD 711.
"This institution is an equal opportunity
provider, and employer."
Fully furnished trailer for rent. 1 adult
only. No children. No pets. Satellite TV
and utilities included. $150 per week
plus $150 security .dflppitrp,$50 per
month plus $150 Scurity'L~obbrtCall"
3 BD/2 bath in Steinhatchee. Large
yard. $450 per month. $450 deposit
plus utilities. Call 352-498-7832.
Taking applications for a 2 BR/1 bath
located in Everetts Mobile Home Park.
Water, sewer and garbage included in
rent. $475 a month and a $300 deposit.
Must have references. Apply in person
to Ms. Betty. 584-7094.
Taking applications for a 3 BR/2 bath
home set up on 1 acre lot at 4855
Debby Street (Off of Bradshaw Blvd.)
$575 a month and a $300 deposit.
Perry Repo Outlet. Ask for Betty. 584-
3 or 4 bedroom, 1 bath house with
fenced yard, convenient location.
References required. Available June
23. Call 850-843-1815.
3 BD/ 1.5 bath in a nice neighborhood.
New paint, tile floor and a fenced yard
with a shed. No pets. $695 per month
and $1,195 deposit to move in
($1,890). Call 352-429-2495 and leave
3 BD/2 bath. 1800 sq.ft. on 6.5 acres.
New AC. $650 per month plus deposit.
Call Diana at 850-584-2365 or
Samantha at 850-843-3445.
2 BD/1 bath block house off of Dixie
Hwy. (Walk to Wal-Mart). Full kitchen
and a full bathroom in a nice quiet area.
$585 per month. (first, last and security
deposit required). Call Robert at 850-
Apartments for rent. 2 BD/1 bath. $550
per month and a $550 deposit. 1 BD/1
bath. $425 per month and a $425
deposit. Small house for rent 3 BD/1
bath. $600 per month and $600
deposit. Tenants will need to pay all
utilities. No pets. Call 223-3369.
3 BD/1 bath $550 per month and $500
deposit, call 371-1568. 3 BD/2 bath
$550 per month and $500 deposit, call
1 bedroom 1 bath apartment for rent. In
quiet neighborhood. Carport, utilities
included (gas and electric). Call
WATER FRONT LOTS FOR SALE ON
CEDAR ISLAND ON THE CANAL
AND BAYFRONT. Starting at $49,900
with new seawall, water and sewage.
Owner financing is available with 15%
down (limited number at this price). Call
Don Everett Sr. at 850-584-6666.
40 acres of land for sale with 500 ft. of
frontage on Dennis Howell Road. Call
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.
Spacious home with 3 BR 2 1/2 bath
built in 1986. Large kitchen features
custom maple cabinets and large
center island. Perfect home with
oversized windows, wood burning
stove, wood and tile flooring, and 6 ft.
fenced back yard. 304 W. Oak Street.
$179,000. Call 850-371-4641.
Two 2 BD/1 bath block houses sold as
a duplex off of Dixie Hwy. (Behind Wal-
Mart). Property valued at $93,000. For
sale for $85,000. 'As Is. Must see. Will
not last long. Call Robert at 850-223-
3 BD/1 bath house for sale. $22,500.
New house in Ocean Pond Subdivision 2001 GS 249 Glastron 25' Cruiser.
only a few miles from Keaton Beach. Air/heat. New diesel generator. Full
1568 sq. ft. of living area. 3 BR/2 bath canvas with trailer. 5.73 engine with
with all new appliances, carpet and penta outdrive. 350 hours. Can be seen
hardwood flooring. Open kitchen and in Gainesville. Call 352-372-7290 or
living room area. Sitting on 2 acres of 352-538-4690,
land. Ready to move in. Reduced to 06/22-07/01
$137,500. Make offer. Call 672-0536.
06/03-06/29 Poulan lawn tractor. Four years old has
been in storage for the past year. New
For sale or assume mortgage. 2600 sq. blades and chain drive. Paid $1,499,
ft. wood frame house. Fireplace, 2 asking $800. Call Marty Hays at 584-
baths, 5 acres, barn and a fish pond. 5132 or 838-6643.
Located on Josh Ezell Grade. Call 850- 06/22-07/01
295-3253 and leave a message.
06/08-07/01 Ford 32 HP 3 cylinder Diesel with
power steering in good condition. 980
3 BD/2 bath (one with walk-in shower), hours with 5' finish. Mower like new.
Home in Pine Ridge. 102 Ridge Road. $6,500. Call 850-445-5193 or 584-
Large remodeled kitchen. Many extras. 8651.
Call for appointment. 584-2352. 06/22-06/24
3 BD/2 bath DWMH on 15.56 acres.
Only $83,000. 3 BD/1 bath "small
house" on 1 acre for $52,000. No owner
financing. Call 223-3369.
3 BD/2 bath DWMH on about 5 acres of
land. No owner financing. Serious
inquiries only. $50,000. Call or 850-371-
Recently Foreclosed. Special
Financing Available. Any Credit. Any
Income. Vacant Land, located at 5635
Woods Creek Rd., Perry, $84,900. Visit
www.roselandco.com/87H. Drive by
then call (866) 924-8348.
Land for Sale. CONVENIENT to all
schools and town, 4 acres located on
Ellison Rd. Country setting, on a quiet
road with large oak trees. $37,900. Call
Beach Realty Gulf Coast at 850-578-
2039 or www.beachrealtyfla.com for
2 choice 15-acre parcels at Huxford
Hightower on Keaton Beach Road. 5
minutes to gulf. 1 lot 325 feet on Beach
Road. The other has over 300 feet on
Dennis Howell Road. $4,000 to $4,500
per acre. Call Dixie Properties, 850-
New tires starting at $45 through June
only at Ryan's Everything Automotive!
Call Justin at 850-584-8900, 4053 US
19 S. in Perry.
1991 Chevy Caprice. 28,000 miles. 4-
door. V8. Automatic. Call 584-6140.
1994 Chevy Blazer full size! Mikey
Thompson rims. Asking $2,800 OBO.
Call 843-5045 or 843-5046.
Having a yard sale? Call 584-5513
to find out more information!
AVON! Call now to get started- earn up
to 40% still only $10 for Start Up Kit!
For appointment call: 850-570-1499
TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
Full-Time Library and Information
Services Director. $34,777 -$40,310
DOQ. Full-time Fire Fighter/Paramedic-
$11.10/hr. Road Maintenance
Technician, $8.04 per hour. Temporary
Animal Control Officer $9.31/hr. the
tenure of this position is not to exceed
6 months. Part-time Roll Off Site
Attendant, $7.31 per hour. Applications
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
Full Time Chemistry instructor wanted
at North Florida Community College.
See www.nfcc.edu for details.
BE A CNA
Train now for jobs in healthcare.
No GED or High School Diploma
required if age 18. 40 hour prep class
plus training. QUEST TRAINING
Looking for a mature high school girl to
babysit a 6-year-old in our home as
needed. References required. Call
Marie at 295-2038.
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NFCC (Kelly Weliness & Fitness Center)
For more information visit
or call (866) 212-9618
An Equal Opportunity Program. Auxiliary aids and services are
available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice
telephone numbers may be reached by persons using TTYITDD
Equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.
LICENSED AND INSURED
MOWING FI E8SfTiATES
EDGING (850) 843-0691
BLOWING OWNER- ETHAN YOUNG
AUmCTION FORIRNT FO RENT
Miner/Operator. Must have a Florida
CDL class A license with no moving
violations. Must have high school
diploma or GED. Clean background
check with no felonies. Must be able to
operate mining equipment such as
dozer, frontend loader, excavator, rock
crusher, off road dump truck. Must be
able to do normal Pm on all vehicles,
oil, grease, clean machine when
needed, and check all fluids daily. May
be assigned to other areas of road
maintenance as needed. Obtain
applications at the Road Department
office, 1484 S. Jefferson Street,
courthouse or any other county office.
Closing date is June 24, 2011, at 5 p.m.
Any questions, call the Road
Department office at 850-997-2036.
Attention! Any Phlebotomy students
who have completed the course under
Joe Collins, please call 584-4596 or
843-0815 if you want employment as a
Phlebotomist. I have about 200
openings in Florida or throughout the
Sales person needed. Motivated, self-
starter and a team player. Job located
in Chiefland. Call 386-344-5024 for
TALL TIMBER TREE SERVICE
*Bucket truck use
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850-838-5923 or 850-584-8191
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Certified Quality Specialist
Tree Service/Stump Grinding
-Tree Trimming/Bucket Truck
*Licensed & Insured Tree Expert
Also, Bobcat Work Done
SRoot Rake' Gf~bbler, Front End
Loader for Excavation/ Cleanup,
See ad in phone book page 110.
JM Handyman Home Repairs, LLC
Pressure washing, painting, concrete,
wood decks, Ceramic tile, laminate
wood available, Mobile Home Repairs,
RV Leak Repairs. 838-6077 or 584-
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-
Basic or Complete
Call Ground Control
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 3RD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR
CASE NO. 2010-026CA
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK,
PEGGY WOLFE, ET AL
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RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Summary Final Judgment in
Foreclosure dated SEPTEMBER 15,
2010 and entered in Case No. 2010-
026CA of the Circuit Court of the 3rd
Judicial Circuit in and for TAYLOR
COUNTY, Florida, wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK N.A. IS
Plaintiff and PEGGY WOLFE and AS
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PEGGY
WOLFE NKA ERIC DARGEVICS; all
unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the name
Defendant(s) whether living or not,
and whether said unknown parties
claims as heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
A I)AY IN THE LIFE
OF 'TAYIA)R OUR N
We want to know about you, during an ordinary day in Taylor County.
Are you swimming?
Hanging sheets on the line?
Washing the dog?
SO WE'RE PICKING A DAY, JUNE 29, AND AL EASK
IS THAT YOU SEND US A PHI(TOGRAPHOF ONE OF YOUR
ACTIVITIES DURING THAT DAY.
You could be cooking supper.
Mowing the grass.
Going to 4-H summer camp.
THE ACTIVITY DOESN'T HAVE TO BE EXTRAORDINARY;
ORDINARY IS JUST FINE.
Are you teaching Vacaction Bible School?
Checking out customers at the grocery store?
Watering the roses?
Fishing on the Aucilla?
FOR THIS TO BE MEANINGFUL, WE NEED A WIDE
ARRAY OF ACTIVITIES. SO DON'T BE SHY:
Are you reading in a hammock?
Cleaning the schools during summer break?
Jet-skiing on the Suwannee River?
JUNE 29 ISN'T A RED IfETER DAY. IT'S AN
ORDINARY DAY IN TAYLOR COUNTY WHAT
EXACTLY DOES THAT IOK lAKE?
(Please send pictures to:
,newsdesk@perrynewspaperstxor : .. -
or drop them off at our office, 123 S. Jefferson St. Abrief
description of the person and activity is requested.)
With so many advertising
mediums dividing the attention of
potential customers, newspapers remain
the most effective source
for reaching consumers.
Simply put, newspapers reach more
people, more often. Highly portable
and highly visible, newspaper ads go
with people and stay with them.
That means your business is more likely to
be on their minds when they're in the market
for related products or services.
When it comes to spending
your advertising dollars, make the
choice that's tried and true: newspaper
advertising works harder for you.
or in any other capacity, claiming by,
through under or against the named
Defendants) are the Defendant(s), 1.
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the WEST DOOR OF THE
COURTHOUSE of the Taylor County
Courthouse in Perry, Florida at 11
a.m., on the 30th day of June, 2011.
the following described property as
set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK D, RIVER'S BEND
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 206, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF TAYLOR
Street Address: LOT 2 BLOCK D,
STEINHATCHEE, FLORIDA 32359
Any person claiming an Interest In the
surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the IIs pendens, must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court this 2 day of June 2011.
ANNIE MAE MURPHY
By Marti Lee, DC
As Deputy Clerk
This notice Is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No. 2.065, In
accordance with the American
Disabilities Act, If you are a person
with a disability who needs any
accommodation In order to
participate In this proceeding. You
are entitled, at no cost to you, to
provisions of certain assistance.
Please contact the Court
Administrator at 108 N. Jefferson
Street. 1st Floor, Perry, FI 32347, Phone
No. (904)758-2163 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this notice or
pleading; If you are hearing
Impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); If
you are voice Impaired, call 1-800-
995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay
The Taylor County Development
Authority (TCDA) Board of Directors
will hold a special meeting on
Tuesday, June 28th at noon In the
TCDA offices located at 103 E. Ellls
Street In Perry, Florida. Subject to be
discussed is Taylor County's status on
Involvement In the Trl-County
Notice Is hereby given pursuant to
Section 2.13 of the City Charter of the
City of Perry, Florida, that Ordlnance
No. 891 was ADOPTED by the City
Council on June 14, 2011.
ORDINANCE NO. 891
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AN ORDINANCE READOPTING ALL
EXISTING ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS
AND CODES OF TECHNICAL
REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF PERRY,
FLORIDA AND PROVIDING AND
Robert A. Brown Jr.,
Emily Weed Ketring
Pursuant to Section 2.13(B) of the City
Charter of the City of Perry, Florida,
notice Is hereby given that the City
Council had Introduction and First
Reading on Ordinance No. 892 on
June 14, 2011 In the City Council
Chambers, 224 S. Jefferson Street,
Perry, Florlda. A Public Hearing and
Final Reading on Ordinance No. 892
Is scheduled for June 28, 2011 In the
City Council Regular Meeting,
Council Room 224 S. Jefferson Street,
Perry, Florida at 6:30 p. m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. Any Interested
persons may appear and be heard
on the aforementioned public
hearing date. Notice Is also given,
pursuant to Florida Statutes 286.0105
that any person deciding to appeal
any decision of the City Council with
respect to any matter considered at
the meeting will need a record of
that meeting and may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings Is made; which record
Includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal Is to be
ORDINANCE NO. 892
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE USE
OF SPINNING REEL TYPE VIDEO
MACHINES OR SIMILAR TECHNOLOGY
TO DISPLAY THE RESULTS OF A
SWEEPSTAKES, RAFFLE, CONTEST OR
OTHER PROMOTIONS; ESTABLISHING A
NEW ARTICLE "V"(CHAPTER 16)
ENTITLED, "CITY OF PERRY
SWEEPSTAKES DISPLAY ORDINANCE"
OF THE CITY OF PERRY CODE OF
ORDINANCES, MAKING FINDINGS;
PROVIDING FOR CIVIL PENALTIES AND
INJUNCTIVE RELIEF FOR THE
VIOLATION OF SAME; ESTABLISHING
EXEMPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR
CODIFICATION AND PROVIDING AN
Copies of said Ordinance No. 892
may be Inspected at the
Administration Office of City Hall, 224
S. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
Robert A. Brown, Jr.
Emily Weed Ketring
Notice Is hereby given that the Board
of County Commissioners of Taylor
County, Florida will hold a Public
Hearing on the passage of a
proposed Ordinance to repeal
Ordinance 2007-03, amend the Taylor
County Code of Ordinances Chapter
78-Waterways, and establish
guidelines for public boat ramps In
Taylor County, Florlda. The Public
Hearing shall be held at the Board of
County Commission Meeting Room,
Taylor County Courthouse Annex, Old
Post Office Building In Perry, Florida at
the regular meeting of the Board, to
be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at
6:10 P.M. The title of the proposed
AN ORDINANCE OF TAYLOR COUNTY,
FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER 78 -
WATERWAYS, ARTICLE III. BOAT
RAMPS., REPEALING ORDINANCE
2007-03, ESTABLISHING GENERAL
GUIDELINES FOR OPERATIONS OF
PUBLIC BOAT RAMPS, ENACTING A
FEE AND AN ANNUAL LAUNCH PERMIT
PARK AND DESIGNATING THAT THE
AMOUNT OF THE FEE CAN BE SET
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD AND
PROVIDING FOR FEES, ESTABLISHING
PROHIBITIONS, PROVIDING FOR
EXEMPTIONS, PROVIDING FOR
PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT,
PROVIDING FOR THE USE OF REVENUE
GENERATED FROM BOAT RAMP FEES,
PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION INTO THE
TAYLOR COUNTY CODE OF
ORDINANCES, PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE
The proposed Ordinance may be
Inspected by the public at the Office
of the Clerk of Court, located at the
Taylor County Courthouse, Perry,
Taylor County, Florida.
All members of the public are
welcome to attend. Notice Is further
hereby given, pursuant to Florida
Statute 286.0105, that any person or
persons deciding to appeal any
matter considered at this Public
Hearing will need a record of the
hearing and may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the
proceedings Is made, which record
Includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal Is to be
DATED this 14th. day of June, 2011, by
ANNIE MAE MURPHY, ,Clerk of the
Circuit Court and Clerk to the Board
of County Commissioners, Taylor
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ANNA
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Land For Sale
LAND SALE STEINHATCHEE, FL 10
Acres $39,900 $900 Down, $326/Mo.
Great Hunting/Fishing. Near Gulf and
River. Call (352)542-7835 cell:
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
Certificate No.: 707
Year of Issuance: 2004
Description of Property: Parcel No.
Lot 96, BLOCK J, LEISURE RETREATS,
UNIT IV. a subdivision per Plat thereof,
filed at Plat Book 1, Page 129, of the
Public Records of Taylor county,
Florida. THIS PROPERTY IS BEING
ASSESSED WITH A 1990 DOUBLE WIDE
MOBILE HOME. THE VIN NUMBERS ARE
023302A AND 023302B.
Name In which assessed BANK ONE,
Said property being In the County of
Taylor, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described Is such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at
the courthouse door on the 25th day
of July, 2011 at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
Dated this 20th day of June, 2011.
Signature: Annie Mae Murphy
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ANNA
FERTIC FOUNDATION INC. the holder
of the following certificate has filed
sald 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
Certificate No. 873
Year of Issuance: 2004
Description of Property: Parcel No.
Lots 121,122,123,142, 143 and 144 of
TACO HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, OR 274-
Name In which assessed: CLYDE R.
COLLINS & MYRTLE B. COLLINS
Said property being In the County of
Taylor, State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described Is such certificate shall be
sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 25th day of
July, 2011 at 11 o'clock a.m.
Dated this 20th day of JUNE, 2011.
Signature: Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida
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New on the playground
Perry Primary School students enjoyed taking turns on new playground equipment
installed just before the end of the 2010-11 school year. One play area boasts
a stationary play system that has slides, drums and climbers while another has a
skyrunner and rock climbing tower.
Patterson graduates with honors
from military training at Lackland
Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua R. Patterson graduated from
basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio,
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that
included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core
values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an
associate in applied science degree through the Community College
of the Air Force.
Patterson earned distinction as an honor graduate. "
He is the son of Terry Albritton of Perry. j '
The airman graduated in 2007 from Taylor County High School
and received an associate degree in 2010 from North Florida
Community College. Joshua R. Patterson
Ta9lor Countli X> IW "
S Taylor County United, Inc
'' in conjunction with
,"i Buckeye Community Federal
-< -.: Is having Christmas in July
BAKE SALE &
will be held at BCFCU
Friday, July 1
9:00am until 4:00pm
The proceeds will go to provide Christmas Gifts for deserving
children in our area. Each year right before Christmas, Taylor
County United Inc. provides a nice meal and presents for
deserving children. This bake sale and silent auction is to help
them purchase the gifts. Please help us make this Christmas
special for these deserving children.
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Post Honey Bunches of Oats
Honey Roasted & Almonds A
14.5 oz, box -" a
$2 9 $l.A$
Kraft Barbecue Sauce
Original & Hickory Smoke
Pasta on the Skk
ai Sty Ranch & Bao
6,2 oz 7.5o box
iU, A INSPECTEDASSORTED
K SUGARDALE OSCAR MAYER
S BRATWURST LUNCHABLES
ASST'D VARIETIES ASSTD VANITIES
S141.P. 4.3ML 1U Z.PKL
Crinkle Cut Fries Assorted Varieties
32 oz. bag 32 oz. bottle
American Cheese l1.
OPE DILY FOM8a~. 8.pk U *Q Cecs-*.w -'1"sg1,62/1 6/2/1a UW-