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Title: Taco times
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Language: English
Publisher: Perry Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Perry Fla
Creation Date: December 14, 2011
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-Cpitl o the South Since 1961


19 nabbed

in drug

sweep
The Taylor County Joint
Drug Task Force has made
19 arrests in the past several
weeks as part of an on-going
investigation that began in July
and ran through November.
The arrests involve the
sale of both illegal drugs and
prescription drugs.
"There are a disturbing
number of cases where the
drugs were being sold in the
presence of their children,"
Taylor County Sheriff's Office
(TCSO) Capt. Ron Rice said.
Individuals arrested in
the sweep include: Rocky
Buzbee, 56, sale of methadone;
Dustie Beach, 32, delivery
of cocaine; Clyde James
Bowden, 21, sale of cocaine;
Andrew Williams, 46, sale of
Xanax; Nino White, 40, sale
of cocaine; Delphia Flowers,
49, sale of Percocet; Michelle
Braddock, 38, sale of Lortab;
Charmin Anderson, 40, sale of
Xanax; Aida Beach, 38, sale of
Percocet; Christopher Houck,
32, sale of Percocet; Leslie
Hemdon, 53, sale of Percocet;
Verona Wilkinson, 33, sale of
Adderall; Rachel Wilkinson,
42, sale of Oxycodone; Jessica
Miles, 27, sale of Percocet;
Natalie Knowles, 40, sale
of Clonazepam; Lowski
Anderson, 34, sale of cocaine;
Christopher Irvin, aka "Ricky
Bobby," 27, possession of
cocaine with intent to sell and
possession of cannabis with
intent to sell; Vernmie Eleanor
Adkins, 61, sale of controlled
substance; and Joy Mosley, 25,
sale of controlled substance.
Warrants have
sworn on three addiuonal
individuals: Kimberlea Floyd,
20; Dawn Maret Davis, 37; and
Bobbie Ann Jolley, 49.
"They are wanted
in connection with the
investigation of sales of
controlled substances," Rice
said.
Anyone with information
regarding these individuals may
call (850) 838-3505.



Spaghetti dinner is
this Thursday
Taylor County High School
Boys Soccer Boosters will host
a spaghetti dinner Thursday at
Dorsett Stadium. Dinners, which
are $5 each, may be picked up
from 4-8 p.m.

Ready for a Country
Christmas?
The 2nd annual Shady Grove
Country Christmas & Parade will
be held this Saturday, Dec. 17.
The parade line-up will begin at
10 a.m. at Shady Grove Baptist
Church with an 11 a.m. start
time. A number of events are
planned at the Shady Grove
Community Park. For more
information, please call 584-
8370 or 584-6343.




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Living....................... A-3
Editorial ............A-4
Religion.................... A-6
Sports...................... A-7
Community.............. B-1
Classifieds............... B-2


As new details emerge in deadly triple shooting


Crosses bear witness to victims


The family of Lee Spees
Sr. and his son, Lee Spees Jr.,
has honored their memory by
placing two large crosses at the
entrance to the Spees family
property on Johnson Stripling
Road.
The area was also the scene
of the deadly triple shooting
Dec. 5 that claimed the lives of
Lee Sr. and Lee Jr.
David Spees, who was
critically injured in the shooting,
remains in-serious condition at
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
(TMH).
Jim Spees (a nephew of Lee
Spees Sr.) and Lee Jr.'s two
sons, Rick and Lee Spees III,
built the memorial crosses.
The crosses stand just yards
away from the home of the man
arrested for the double murder
and shooting, Paul E. McNutt,
69.
McNutt is being held at the
Taylor County Jail on two
charges of murder and one
charge of attempted murder. :


Arrest affidavits reveal that a
deputy with the Taylor County
Sheriff's Office (TCSO) had
responded to a civil disturbance
at the McNutt residence only
hours before the shooting.
At that time, around
3:43 p.m., McNutt told Deputy
Eric Woods that a temporary
fence on the south side of a
road easement had been, cut,
and that he suspected that the
Spees family was responsible,
the affidavit detailed.
McNutt further stated that the
family had dragged a tree down
the easement, leaving a groove
in the road.
During that visit, Woods
said he observed a temporary
handmade fence fashioned
from PVC pipe and string; one
section of the connecting string
was cut.
"David Spees admitted to
cutting the string to allow
access to the easement road and
*- Please see page 2


Funeral services for Lee Spees Sr. and his son, Lee Spees Jr., were held Saturday at
New Home Baptist Church. Family members have placed two large wooden crosses
at the scene of the deadly shooting that claimed the men's lives. A neighbor, Paul
McNutt, 69, has been charged with their deaths and is being held at the Taylor
County Jail.


Local musician Drew Whitfield (left) was invited on
stage by headliner Johnnie Marshall (right) to jam with
his band on two songs Saturday at the Southern Pines
Blues & BBQ Festival.


" Benefiting from fair weather
and an increasing number of
competitions, the fourth annual
Southern Pines Blues & BBQ
Festival boasted its largest
crowds in the event's young
history. ...
The two-day festival featured
live blues music Friday and
Saturday at Forest Capital State
Park, as well as six barbecue
competitions which awarded
thousands of dollars in prizes.
"We had great weather for
this year's festival," Coordinator
Dawn Taylor said. "Fortunately
the rain held off until Sunday
and it didn't get too cold Friday
night while all the teams were
busy cooking."
Music fans were able to listen
to tunes from local band Alibi as


Arson investigation


State Fire Marshall Det. John Young is investigating a blaze which caused heavy
smoke and heat damage at Michelle's Bull Pen on Highway 19 South. Taylor County
Fire Rescue responded to the scene late Friday night, Dec. 9. A $5,000 reward has
been posted for information leading to the arrest and -conviction of the persons)
responsible for the fire. Anyone with information is asked to contact Young at
(850) 413-3906. (Photo by Debbie Simmons)


Rainfall caps the weekend


With the county still facing a
20-plus inch rain deficit, Sunday
and Monday's rainfall provided
a little welcome relief.
Waiting until after the
conclusion of the fourth annual
Southern Pines Blues & BBQ
Festival, the rain reached
the county late Sunday and
continued through the night and
into Monday morning.
While the Taco Times


received an unofficial rain
gauge total of more than three
inches from northern Perry,
the highest official total was
recorded by the Suwannee River
Water Management District
(SRWMD) gauge at Foley with
2.27 inches.
The SRWMD's gauge at the
Cabbage Grover tower recorded
1.98 inches.
Most of the rain which


was recorded by the National
Weather Service (NWS) gauge
at Perry-Foley Airport fell
between 5 and 7 a.m. Monday
morning.
According to the NWS, the
rest of the week is forecasted to
remain mostly sunny with highs
in the low to mid 70s and lows
in the low 50s. A slight chance
of rain is expected to return by
Saturday.


well as regional acts, including
Swingin Harpoon, Franc Robert
& the Boxcar Tourists, Joey
Gilmore and Johnnie Marshall.
* Saturday night's line-up
concluded with an "all-starjam"
in which many of the musicians
gathered together on the stage
for combined effort to send the
festival off in style.
"We definitely had more
people sitting down and
listening to the great music this
year," Taylor said. "We were
glad Johnnie and Franc could
return since we 'had such good
feedback about them last year.
Swingin Harpoon and Joey
Gilmore were great additions to
the line-up, along with Alibi."
On the barbecue side of the
festival, this year played host


to the inaugural Kidz Que
Grillmaster Challenge, which
featured 10 children ages 6 to
15 competing for trophies and
cash prizes.
In the 6-11 age category, which
was responsible.. for cooking
hamburgers, JJ Sunderland
placed first, followed by Titan
Cruce in second and Jake
Wooley in third.
The 12-15 age category was
asked to cook chicken breasts
and Jack Deming took home
first, with Martin Schaefer in
second and Jayse Simpson in
third.
The John Boy and Billy Sauce
Contest returned again this year
with a record number of entries.
'-* Please see page 5


How has Taylor Co.


grown since 2000?


Taylor County's population
has been growing over the past
decade, up 17.2 percent from
2000 to 2010, but at the same
time, it is also getting older.
According to data from the
2010 Census, Taylor County's
population grew by more than
3,300 people in those 10 years,
from 19,256 in 2000 to 22,570
in 2010. The county's growth
rate was just below the state's,
which was 17.6 percent.
About 40 percent of the
increase can be attribute& to
the the addition of the Taylor
Correctional Institution (TCI)
Annex, which opened in 2002.
It currently houses 1,400
inmates. TCI, which houses
1,300 inmates, was established
in 1994. Prison inmates are
counted by the Census at the
location of their incarceration.
Over the same period (2000
to 2010), the median age of a
Taylor County resident rose
from 37.8 years to 41.1 years.
This was a result of a number
of factors, including the fact
that while there were 3,600
more adults (ages 18 and
above) reported in 2010 than in
the 2000 census, the number of
children (ages 17 and under) fell
by 286 over the same period.
Children represented 24.6
percent of those recorded in
the 2000 census, but only 19.7
percent in 2010.
Conversely, the number
of people age 65 or older
increased by 820, representing
14.1 percent of the county's
population in 2000 .and -15.6
percent in 2010.,', ........
The City of Perry's population


United States




2010

also grew, but at a significantly
smaller rate: 2.5 percent. The
city's population grew from
6,847 in 2000 to 7,017 in 2010,
an increase of 170 people.
While the population increase
was not as large as in the county
as a whole, Perry's population
is also aging on average, with
the median age in 2010 at 39.2
years, up from 35.5 years in
2000.
Again, the number of children
reported decreased, down to
1,757 in 2010 from 1,945 in
2000, a drop of 188.
As for Taylor County, it
remained the most populous
county among its neighbors. It
also had the largest population
increase based on the actual
number of people.
Madison County has the next
largest population with 19,224
people in 2010, growing only
2.6 percent from 2000.
Jefferson County reported
14,761 people in the 2010
census, an increase of 14.4
percent from 2000's numbers.
Dixie County's population,
meanwhile, jumped 18.8
percent to 16,422.
Lafayette County, which has
the smallest population of any
of Taylor's neighbors, grew by
26.3 percent to 8,870.


Blues & BBQ fans filled



festival park Dec. 9- 10


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A-2 TaCO Times December 14, 2011 *

Shotgun, handgun seized

McNutt says he does

not recall shootings


CROSSES
Continued from page 1
facilitate the removal of a tree
he had cut down," Det. Donna
Lee said in the affidavit.
"At approximately 5:45
p.m., I received a call from
Dana Ellison (who lives at
the Spees residence with her
fiance, David Spees) advising
that Diane McNutt (the wife
of Paul McNutt) was causing
a disturbance and was seeking
help. During the phone call, the
call was dropped. The caller
called right back, but now, Hazel
Pridgeon was on the phone, and
I heard Pridgeon yelling that
someone had been shot. The
phone was disconnected and
I immediately traveled to the
residence on Johnson Stripline
Road. Upon arrival I witnessed
Lee Spees Sr. lying on the
ground on the west end of the
easement road where the road
meets Johnson Stripling. I also
witnessed Lee Spees Jr. on the
ground approximately 20 yards
to the southeast. I also witnessed
David Spees, who was located
in the adjoining wooded area."
All three victims had received
life-threatening gunshot wounds
and all three were transported to
TMH.
Lee Jr. was pronounced dead
at 7:05 p.m.; Lee Sr. died at
10 p.m. the next night.
The affidavit details
Pridgeon's eyewitness account
of the confrontation between
the two families that occurred
after Deputy Woods left the
area:
"During the confrontation,
Pridgeon heard Diane McNutt
tell her husband, Paul, that
'he better do something.' A
few minutes later, Pridgeon
saw (Paul) McNutt return to
the area carrying what she
thought was either a rifle or a
shotgun. Pridgeon witnessed
(Paul) McNutt shoot Lee Jr.,
Lee Sr. and David Spees with
the weapon. Pridgeon observed
--Paul shoot from an area and,
then walk up to where Lee Sr.
was lying on the ground and she
heard what she described as a
different gunshot sound. After
the shooting was over, Pridgeon
; observed the shotgun Paul used
to shoot the victims lying on
the grounded next to it was a
handgun."
Lee Sr.'s wife, Connie, told
investigators she witnessed Paul
i McNutt shoot all three victims
and that she had captured the
incident on videotape.
In her interview with
investigators, Diane McNutt
said she was taking photographs
of the damage to the road when
the Spees family began calling
her names and threatening to
kill her. She stated that the
three men were taking down
a temporary fence that had
been put up to prevent them
from driving bulldozers and
equipment across the road and
damaging it.
"Diane stated that the
altercation became threatening
Sto her and (she) told her
husband, Paul McNutt, who
was standing near her, to call
the police because they were
threatening to kill her. Diane
did not see her husband go into

Suspect's

wife arrested

for driving

with revoked

License
Diane McNutt, 49, the wife
Sof accused double murderer
Paul McNutt, was arrested
Thursday afternoon for driving
with a revoked license.
A Perry Police Department
(PPD) officer who recognized
her and knew she did not have
a valid Florida driver's license
Stopped her in the area of the
STaylor County Jail, Capt. Jamie
SCruse said.
: "She was placed under arrest
Sand transported to the jail. She


posted bond and was released
the same day."
According to officials,
McNutt was notified Sept.
13 that her license had been
revoked for one year due to
a driving under the influence
(DUI) charge.


their home, but she did see him
a few minutes later and he had
a shotgun in his possession.
Diane stated that she saw Paul
shoot Lee Jr., Lee Sr. and David
Spees. Diane stated that the
Spees were threatening to kill
her and they had (PVC) posts in
their possession:'," according to
the affidavit.
During his interview with
investigators, Paul McNutt
indicated that he only recalled
his wife coming home around
4.30 p.m. and "walking the dog
toward the end of the easement
road. ,He said he recalls
something about a post and his
wife saying help. Paul McNutt
could not recall a shooting
incident at his house and
provided no more information
to investigators," Lee said in the
affidavit.
A 12-gauge Remington 870
pump shotgun and a 9 mm
Glock handgun were found on
the easement about 15 feet from
Lee Sr.'s body.
Eight spent 9 mm cartridge
cases and one live 9 mm
cartridge were found in the
same area.
Three empty 'shotgun shells
were found in a different
location, on McNutt's driveway,
approximately 20 feet from Lee
Sr.'s body.
The two families had a Jan. 19
hearing scheduled concerning
the easement dispute; an
attorney for the McNutts has
filed a motion asking that the
hearing be continued.


Members are invited to submit a

Gingerbread House for a chance to win a


gift card.

The base of the house should be no larger than 8.5" x 11". All
submissions must be received by 3 pm on Dec. 19. All submissions
will be judged on Wed., Dec. 21. All Gingerbread Houses should
be picked up on Thur., Dec. 22 before 3 pm.

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Living


John Hartzog, Samantha Waldron


January wedding will

unite Waldron, Hartzog
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Waldron of Ft. White announce the
engagement of their daughter, Samantha, to John Hartzog, the son
of Mr. and Mrs. William Hartzog of Perry.
The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Ft. White High School and
a 2008 graduate of Southeastern University.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County
High School and a 2007 graduate of Florida State University.
Both are currently employed with Florida Gateway College in
Lake City.'
A January wedding is planned.


A-3 The Taco Times D aomber 14; 2011



SHot Dog Stand welcomes Red ".Hats


Submitted by CHERYL GREGORY
The Roseheads of Perry,
chapter 2207 of the Red Hat
Society, held their monthly
luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 5,
at the Hot Dog Stand at Keaton
Beach. Twenty-two members
and two guests were present.
The tables were covered with
red and purple tablecloths.
Dolls were placed on each
table, dressed in handmade red
and purple outfits with
matching accessories and, of
course, a red hat. A small loaf
of homemade pumpkin bread
was a gift to each lady from the
hostesses.
Selma Sauls encouraged
everyone to think of a story
from a special Thanksgiving.
Topics included meals with no
turkey (for an assortment Of
reasons), not following the
recipe just right, burned food,
dropped dishes and more. The
winner was Marne Helberg for
her story of "Is this turkey
pregnant?" upon finding a
Cornish game hen inside the
cavity of the turkey. Her prize
was a pumpkin roll,
Bonnie Jo Wells led as
everyone sang "Happy
Birthday" to HattieAdams and
Cheryl Gregory. Both received
a birthday present, Queen
Cheryl Gregory made
announcements about: the
Reaching Out to Our Troops


project, the Strawberry Festival Everyone congratulated
and the Georgia Jubilee. Loretta and the staff for the


delicious food ard the excellent
service. .


Taking the Red Hats to the Hqt Dog Stand at Keaton Beach were: (I
Sauls, Bonnie Jo Wells, Diane Richie and Hilda Armstrong.
Cantrell-Wiaalesworth: I 7


Saturday voWs
will unite couple
Jenni Cantrell and Billy Joe
Wigglesworth remind friends
and relatives of their wedding
this Saturday, Dec. 17, at 5
p.m. in the First Baptist
Church. .
Reception will follow at the
Elks Club .


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1rida1 egqAtry
Jenni Cantrell & Billy Joe Wlgglesworth
December 17, 20 11
Logan Avery & Bradley Massey
December22, 2011
Lacey Ratliff & Mark Moneyham
March 3, 2012


Tia Parker & Jonathan McGrew
l Mnarc h 119


FAMU will award Reaves MBA Saturday


Cianna Reaves will graduate
magna cum laude from Florida
A&M University's (FAMU)
School of Business & Industry
(SBI) with a masters of
business administration (MBA)
on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Al
La%% son Multipurpose Center.
Reaves, a 2006 graduate of
Taylor County High School,
entered the five-year program
9-mp6d' in
National Black MBA
Association (NBMBAA) Case
Study Competition in Atlanta,


Ga., against 22 universities and
college$,' and won first place
along with a $25,000
scholarship to be split among
her three-peer team.
Reaves had the opportunity
to intern with J.P. Morgan
Chase bank in Jacksonville and
Owens, Coming, LLC, in
Toledo, Ohio. Her other
affiliations include: the FAMU
Caner q ct e'f A Nationg
ssiation" .%f Blac
Accountants (NABA) and the
Big Bend Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance (VITA) Project.


Reaves received honorable
mention by her dean as an
Outstanding SBI Student. After
graduation, she will begin her
career with Bank of America.
She has one son, Isaiah
Galloway, and is the daughter
of the Rev. Cletis Reaves Sr. of
Perry and the Rev. Chiquita'
Michelle Hughes of Cincinnati,
Ohio. Her grandparents are Mr.

great grandmother is Irabelle
White, all of Perry.


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Editorial


: ? A-4 TacoTimes December 14, 2011


Slaughters say goodbye to


community after 35 years


Dear Editor:
To our dear friends in Taylor
County.:
We came to be part of this
community in January 1976,
not anticipating the deep
friendships and love.we would
come to share with so many of
you.
We came to set up and run
Towne Square Grocery. While it


was our business and livelihood
for nearly 17 years, it proved
to. be one of our key avenues
paving the way for us to become
connected to the town.
We met so many of you on a
daily basis--you coming to our
little store to buy your groceries,
and staying to share with us your
stories, your ups and downs,
your lives. We hope that in


Althea and Oakley Slaughter, on the occasion of their
65th wedding anniversary


return we were able to show our
hospitality, our service and our
genuine interest in you. It may
have started as a commercial
trade but it grew into deep and
abiding friendships.
Even today as we go about,
more slowly than before and
with slightly deafened hearing
and more blurred seeing, we
:run into friends at every corner.
You are our friends. And so,
it is with a measure of deep
sadness we wish you all a very
fond farewell. Soon we will be
moving to. Columbia, Tenn., to
live with our family. We look
forward to the blessings of
being in the midst of children,
grandchildren and great-
grandchildren.
We also hope to find and
nurture new friendships, and if
we are fortunate enough to do
so, they will be added alongside
the friends we have here in
Taylor County, for we know
they could never replace those
of you whom we hold so dear.
With love and appreciation,
Oakley and Althea Slaughter


Letters to the Editor


Christmas drive underway


for -TaylorCcounty homeless


1MOWTMII0R~fB McEI TIINRW..


Dear Editor:
We ,.would like to ask-
everyone in: our community.
to please donate any gently
used clothing or linens and
non-perishable items for the
homeless in Taylor County. We
are still .taking donations for
these items and are preparing
gift aiskets for the homeless in
our county. Please help us help
the Taylor County homeless
have a Merry Christmas.
All of us at Auto Tech
would like to thank Walgreens,
Advance Auto Parts, Save-A-
Lot, Perry Newspapers, Inc.,.
Doclins Broadcast, Cross Point


Baptist Church, Cross Point
Children's Ministry, (Youth
Director Mrs. Donita and the
entire youth group).
We would also like to thank
all of our volunteers: BoRucker,
Tamika Lynn, Davis Freeman,
Bo Collini and everyone who
came out today to show their
support for the homeless
here in Taylor County on
Dec-.3. ..... ".
In just a few short hours
we raised $173 :and collected
donations of clothing items.
Thank you everyone.
We will be preparing
Christmas baskets and our


homeless here will be receiving
their Christmas gift baskets on
Christmas Eve.
If you would like .to help
prepare or hand out Christmas
gift baskets on Dec. 24 or you
would like to donate clothes,
linens, shoes or non-perishable
food items, please call 850-584-
9205 or 850-223-1230.
Merry Christmas to everyone
and thank you all. Without
the support of our community
we could not have made this
possible..
Thank you,
Auto Tech, LLC
Melanie and Mike Clanton


Where is Jesus in : hristmas?
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Dear Editor:
Never mind the beef. Where's
the baby? Baby Jesus, that is.
Christmas is to celebrate His
birthday, after all. So where are
the cards with His name, Jesus
Christ(mas) on them? Where
are the nativity scenes depicting
his birth? Any songs on the
radio about Him other than on
religious stations?
Oh sure,, people have made.
enough of a fuss that some
businesses have harkened an
ear (to threats of boycotts)
and changed some of their
advertisements from "holiday
trees" to "Christmas trees," etc.
But just try to find
merchandise having anything
to do with Christianity. In
some of the latest magazine
inserts I have found lawn
ornaments of Mickey Mouse,
flamingos, Garfield the cat,


the Geico Gecko, Elmo (from
"Sesame Street"), Bumble
(the Abominable Snowman),
Eeyore (the donkey from
"The Adventures of Pooh"),:,
a dinosaur and a pig, 'of all
things. Frogs, choo choo
trains, snowmen, reindeer of
all sizes and shapes...a plethora
of' penguins, a slew of santas,
but no baby. Grinch, yes, and
Snoopy, but no Jesus. At least
the Grinch got the message that
Christmas is about love and
peace, and not gifts, not even
the Who Hash!
And even the Red Baron,
as he fought Snoopy in a "dog
fight," had him "dead in his
sights." He reached for the
trigger, to pull it up tight. Why
he never fired, well, we'll
never' know. Or was it the
bells from the village below---
Christmas bells, oh. Christmas


Wednesday, December 14, 2011


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bells, ringing through the land,
bringing peace to all the world,
and goodwill to man. And in the
end, even he wished Snoopy
a. "Merry Christmas,". not
"Happy Holidays" or "Season's
Greetings."
How many of our children
even know the real meaning of
Christmas? Do they know why.
we give gifts?
Unfortunately, most retailers.
don't seem to care; they want to
appeal to everybody, and make
more money.
I am quite sure that every
.* Please see page 5

Neeley murder
story prompts

another letter
Dear Editor:
Sorry you had a challenging
Thanksgiving putting together
the "news." I highly doubt
the "challenges" you faced
were near the challenges
Benny Neeley and his family
had to "face" through this
Thanksgiving holiday after
reading your sensationalized
reprint of his murder which
happened 35 years ago.
Obviously your .journalistic
discretion has become blunted.
With regards to your statement
of "...being punished for all the
sins we have committed on this
earth in the name of journalism"
(was that supposed to be an
apology to the family?), I think
you can add last week's response
to your journalistic sins, after
reading, did indeed. confirm
there must be some insanity in
your shortcomings too.
Thanks for pointing that
out for your readers since that
explains why. you dug up the
dead for your own benefit.
Sincerely,
Denise Winbumrn-Lemings


I am not ready to sugge
Christmas is for the birds, bi
with all confidence sugge
Christmas is also for the bird
I've been a friend to bir
many years. I'm the common
St. Francis of Assisi. I sp
childhood years defending
birds from the likes of Sidney
and other mean neighborhood
with b.b. guns.
Then I became the game wa
my own yard which I design
bird sanctuary, threatening t
charges if any dead bird bodi
found.
"I feed the birds," I told t]
when they were 12-year-old
machines. "So if you shoot m
you're shooting over a baited
and on private property with
permission. That means the
Wildlife Commission gets in
and your life--what's left of
be miserable."
Merry Christmas.
This weekend, the birds wh
my heart, came to visit...and I
their friends.
When I opened the door to
the porch, I heard a noi:
simply defies description. Bu
try: "it was a chorus of bird v
surround-sound. Not the ii
squawking of a crow, or the
cry of a pileated woodpeck
a choir of pleasant flitteri
twittering.
I admit, I was startled. I s
door and looked out the %
After all, I live in the count
hear nature noises I can't'
identify, I seek cover and de
plan. I cracked the door ope:
I could see nothing, but still ti
of bird voices surrounded m
was drawn to them.


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Let heaven and

,,1. n t e sing,, ... ...,,
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN

.st that With my broom as protection, I
ut I can stepped from underneath the front
st that porch stoop, and looked over our
Is. high-pitched roof to see trees filled
rds for with birds.
n man's Hundreds of birds.
ent my Thousands of birds, perhaps.
g song They were in the three tallest
y Taylor pine trees, and the sprawling oak
od boys tree which anchors one end of
our property.
3rden in It was as if the branches themselves
ted as a were made of birds who fluttered
o press and flew from one perch to another.
es were My mouth dropped open as I
watched the show. I had never seen
he boys that many birds in one place at one
killing time in my one life. Or perhaps I
ly-hirds, had just never noticed them which is
ed field a frightening thought. How can we
lout my possibly go through this life without
Florida paying attention to its beauty?
evolved, "This is unbelievable," I said to no
it-- will orne in particular.
,Maybe they're migrating," I
wondered.
0o knew And, as if on cue, probably
brought from some bird-in-charge, the flock
left the limbs in unison and flew
) sweep away.
se that It is the second noise I cannot
it let me describe. It was a quiet, whoosh
oices in of wings in the wind which left me
mitable, speechless. If 5000 angels had flown
distinct away, it would have sounded the
ker, but same.
ng and When I found myvoice, I saidwith all
sincerity, "That was beautiful. That
,hut the was really beautiful."
window. And I just stood there wishing the
ry: if I birds would come back, hoping for
readily an encore.
velop a To be sure, Christmas is not just
n again. for the birds, but because of them,
he choir We have one more reason to look to
e and I the skies this season...as heaven and
nature sing.


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


City of Perry
Mayor
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District 3
403,N. Quincy St.
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Times December14, 2011


Locals among weekend's barbecue winners


FESTIVAL
Continued from page 1
Local entrant Kevin Kidd
placed first in the mustard-based
sauce category, while Richard
Sullivan won in the original BBQ
category and Smokin' Your Butt
picked up the "hot stuff' award.
Sullivan also took home the
best overall sauce award, which


CHRISTMAS
Continued from page 4
Jewish child knows the reason
his family celebrates Hanukkah,
and it's not called by any other
name, nor "watered down" to
"include" everyone.
Islamic children participate
in a month-long time of fasting
during Ramadon, designed
to teach them about patience,
humility, spirituality and
submissiveness to Allah.
Some celebrate Kwanzaa,

Obituaries


Mary Genevieve
Starling
Mary Genevieve Starling, 93,
died on Sunday, Dec. 11,2011,
at Marshall Health Care.
A native and lifelong resident
of Taylor County, she was the
daughter of Perry Lee Slaughter
and the former Pearl L. Tuten;
Mrs. Starling was a homemaker
and an active member of the
Lake Bird United Methodist
Church.
She was preceded in death by:
her husband, Fender Starling in
1989; and a son, Johnny Lee
Starling.
She is survived by: a son,
David "Elmo" Starling of
Lake Bird; two brothers,
Henry Slaughter and Lee
Slaughter, both of Perry; two
grandchildren, and numerous
nieces, nephews, other relatives
and friends.
Funeral services will be
held at Lake Bird Methodist
Church at 3 p.m. on Friday,
Dec. 16, with Wallace Holmes.
officiating. Interment will
follow at Lake Bird Cemetery.
Family members will receive
friends prior to the service,
at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the
Lake Bird Methodist Church
Building Fund.
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personalities John Boy and Billy,
who helped sponsor the contest
along with Big Show Foods.
In the Backyard Competition,
Glenn Padgett and Tater's Q were
the Home Boy Champions and
were awarded the grand reserve
championship. They also took
home first place in the brisket
category.


'82 reunion meeting planned
* The graduating class of 1982 will hold a meeting on Thursday,
Dec. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Rosehead Junction to discuss the upcoming
30-year reunion.
For more information, call Shelly Strickland at 584-5117.


which honors universal African-
American heritage and culture.
How far do you think
retailers would get, calling
Hanukkah, Kuwaanza or
Ramadon anything other than
their proper names? What about
the many Buddhist celebrations
throughout the year?
Some have argued that
the term "holidays" is a
generalization to encompass all
cultures, so as to be "politically
correct" and not fail to include
someone who might not
embrace Christendom, or to
include New Year's Day in its
meaning.
But like it or not, "Christmas
is a Christian holiday that
celebrates the birth of Jesus
Christ." (Wikipedia) It is
not a time of celebrating
Santa, Snoopy, flamingos or
frogs (even though they are
undeniably cute).
Yes, we do have a tree, and
we give gifts, and have the
usual feast (although not Roast
Beast or Who Hash) but I can't


Barn Goddess BBQ won
grand champion in the backyard
competition while also placing,
first in chicken. I Go Low & Slow
placed first in ribs and Rasmow's
BBQ placed first in pork.
In what is usually the crowd's
favorite event, the People's
Choice Competition allowed
festival-goers a chance to
sample 28 different competing
barbecues. Each participating
team was given a, Boston butt,
donated by Goodman's BBQ.
When all of the meat was
sampled and judged, and the
votes were tallied, Forest's Fine
Foods was in first place, followed


help but feel a little like Henry
W. Longfellow when he wrote
this song in 1867:
"Verse 3-And in despair I
bowed my head, 'There is no
peace on earth,"'I said, 'For
hate is strong and mocks the
song Of peace on earth, good
will to men.'
"Then pealed the bells more
loud and deep: 'Gqd is not dead,
nor doth he sleep; The wrong
shall fail, the right prevail, with
peace on earth goodwill to men.
"'Til. ringing, singing, on it's
way, The world revolved from
night to day. A voice, a chime'
a chant sublime. Of peace on
earth, good will to men!'"
I hope this letter might make
you remember that Christmas
is not about finding just the
right gift, or spending the most
money, the cards sent, the most
elaborate tree,, or amount of
goodies..it is about the birth of
the Christ child.
And, by the way,. Merry
Christmas!
Barbara Franklin


by Bethel Smokers in second and
Big Papa's in third.
The Southern Pines Blues &
BBQ Festival Triple Crown Open
Competition featured 38 teams
and awarded around $10,000'
in cash prizes to the winning
cookers.
The Everglades .Seasoning
BBQ Team was named grand
champion while also placing first
in pork, second in chicken and
third in brisket.
Finishing as reserve champion
was Jack's Old South, featuring
TLC celebrity Myron Mixon. The
team also placed first in chicken.
The festival's signature
event was the Triple Crown
Invitational, which pitted the top
10 teams from Florida, Georgia
and Alabama based oh the highest
number of points scored at Florida
Barbecue Association-sanctioned
events held throughout the year.
B&T BBQ Cdok Team ended
the night with the top prize,
finishing as grand champion'
while also placing first in chicken
and brisket as well as fifth in ribs
and eighth in pork. Taking home
the reserve championship was
Git-R-Smoked, which placed
first in ribs, second in chicken
and fifth in pork. U Rub Me Raw
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A-6 The Taco Times December 14, 2011


Christmas prompts music, worship


'A Name Like His'
The cantata, "A Name Like His," will be presented by the
chancel choir of First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Dec. 18,
during the 11 a.m. worship hour.
Created by Mike Harland, and adapted by Director Rayma Ball,
the cantata "brings worshippers back to the simple moment when
our Savior was born, the very.reason we celebrate." Narration for
the cantata, adapted from the writings of Billy Graham, will be
presented by Pastor Larry D. Neal. Fanette Chesser will
accompany the choir on piano and organ.
A nursery will be provided, and :the community is cordially
invited to attend.
Church sells dinners Friday
. Solid Rock Apostolic Ministries will make deliveries of oxtail

Obituaries


(Continued from p. A-5)
Doris Floyd
Doris McDowell Floyd. 63,
passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6,
2011, after a brief illness.
She was born on March 19,
1948, the daughter of William.
Henry McDowell and Annie
Lillian McDowell of
Jacksonville. She was a
graduate of Englewood High
School in Jacksonville and-
retired from Apalachee Center
in Perry. She was a member of
Boyd ,,United Methodist'
She is survived by: a:
,daughter, Laura- Floyd.
Thompson of Live Oak and'
husband Theodore Jay
Thompson; a son, Patrick
Eugene Floyd of Perry; two'
grandchildren, Joshua and
Anne Thompson, both of Live'.
Oak; two sisters, Edna
Sturdivant Sims of Tallahassee
and Ann Sturdivant of Perry;
two brothers-in-law, Joe
Sturdivant 'of Perry and John
.Sims of Tallahassee; a special
cousin, Julie Cannon of
Mayport; and a lifetime friend,
Larry Anderson of Columbia,_
S.C. '
.A celebration of her life will'
be held at Boyd United
Methodist on Dec. 15. at 7.m.'

Thomas Edward
Neal


SThomas Edward "Tommy"
'Neal, 64, died Dec. 10, 2011, at
his residence in Monticello.
w Mr. Neal was born in Kelso,
Tenn., on Aug. 15, 1947, to the
late Opal Neal -and the late
former lennie Smith. Coming
from Punta Gorda he had lived
in Monticello for the past year.

Card-of.

Thanks 9,
We would like to send a
heartfelt thank you to everyone
who prayed with us and for us.
We appreciate the visits, calls,
cards, monetary gifts and
numerous balloons and
flowers. We would like to
believe that all the love and
support -the community of
Taylor County showed her, as
well as God'sgrace and mercy,
helped with the speedy
recovery. "
Ms. Egypt is home and
doing well. We would like to
send a special thank you to
Pastor French and the Temple
of''- God 'Church family;,
Minister Hoflis and the Trinity
House of Praise Church family,
Pastors Kenneth and Carmen
Dennis and the Restoration
Faith Center Church family,
Pastor Taylor of the First
United Methodist Church, Mrs.
Teresa Compton of the Boys
and Girls Club Main Branch,
the staff of the middle school,
the staff of the elementary
school, Mrs. Brannen and her
second grade class and the staff
of Perry Primary, Mrs. Taylor's
sixth grade language arts class,
SMrs. Lisa Arrowood and the
gymnastic and dance center,
the kind-hearted couple that
attended to her before the help
arrived, Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Lowery.
: Last but not least, Warden
Scott Crews and the wonderful
employees of Taylor
Correctional Main Unit, Annex
and work camp. If we forgot
anyone please forgive us.
Again, thank you all and
God bless.
The family of Egypt
Thompson


He was a Baptist and had
retired from Charlotte County
as a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by: wife of 44
years, Carolynn Neal of
Lamont; a son, William
Thomas (Tammy) Neal of
Punta Gorda; a daughter,.
Patricia (Thomas) Nivison 'of,
Lamont; a brother, Junior.
Bartlett of Fayetteville, Tenn.;
three sisters, Elizabeth Ferrero,'
,Sarah McClain and Dorothy
Wolfgang, all of Punta Gorda;'
three grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren; numerous
nieces, nephews, other relatives
and friends.
Funeral services will be held
at Burns Funeral Home today,
Pec. 14, at 3 p.m. with Paul
Nawlin officiating. The family
will receive friends from 2-3
p.m. (one hour prior). In lieu of
flowers, donations may be
made to Big Bend Hospice.
Paul O'Neal
Paul O'Neal, 62, died Dec.
10, 2011, at his home.
Coming from Plant City, he
was a longtime resident of
Taylor County and worked as a
painter. He was the son of Paul
O'Neal and Mary Blair.
He is survived by: 'a


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Habbord and David Woodrow
Habbord; two brothers, James
O'Neal, and Franklin Wayne
Bretz; three sisters, Pattie
Mathis, Vera Mae Vaughn and
Barbara '(Grace Franco; 'two
'grandchildren; and' one great-
grandchild; as well as a host of,
aunts. uncles, nieces ,and.
nephews. He was preceded in
death by two sisters, Lorraine
O'Neal and Carolyn Sue Bretz.
Cremation and private
services are planned. Beggs
Funeral Home is in charge.


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'there will be hot
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the Shady Grove
Community Park.

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Shady Grove celebrates;

parade is this Saturday!
Shady Grove correspondent Deborah Sheffield reminds one and
all that Shady Grove's 2nd annual Country Christmas Parade will
be Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.
Florrie Burroughs has the specifics: "The community of Shady
Grove will be bustling this Saturday for the 2nd Annual Country
Christmas! Parade line-up is at 10 a.m. and the parade begins at
11:00." For parade entries and information, you may contact
Burroughs at 584-6343 or 838-6692. There will be arts and crafts,
galore, and for info, call Claire Hatcher at 584-8370.


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Sports


S A-7 TacoTimes December 14, 2011


'Dogs down Madison 60-50


The Taylor County High boys
basketball team defeated rival
Madison Friday night 60-50 in
the TCHS gym.
James Strawter led the
Bulldogs with 26 points making
10 of 12 shots from the field and
2 of 4 from behind the three-
point stripe.
Raydon Parker was strong on
the inside with 18 points. Moral


Stephens scored nine while
Collis Dunwoody and Jaymonte
McLeod chipped in with 4 and
3 points, respectively.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a
15-12 lead after the first quarter
and expanded that to 40-24 at
the half. Madison made a run at
the 'Dogs in the final stanza but
Taylor County was able to hang
on for the win.


Parker led the Bulldogs
in rebounds with 18 while
Stephens pulled down 9.
Strawter had four assists while
Dunwoody led the team in steals
with 4.
The win boosted the
Bulldogs to 1-2 on the year (1-1
district) with games this week
at Chiefland on Tuesday and
at home on Thursday against


district foe Godby.
In other games played last
week Taylor County fell to
Suwannee 42-39 on Tuesday
and dropped a 63-30 decision at
East Gadsden on Thursday.
Stephens and Parker led the
'Dogs against Suwannee with
13 points each while Strawter
was the top scorer against East
Gadsden with 16.


Girls weightlifting wins

first meet of the season


Taylor County High hosted
its first girls weightlifting meet
Monday against Suwannee.
-The Bulldogs won the meet
36-3 1': The following girls
placed first in their weight
class: Brittany Califore, Ashley
Giacomucci, Shakayla Carter
and Tatisia Britt.
Placing second were
Tatiyanna Long, Delaney


Martin, Charnecia Thomas,
Melanie Jackson and Jakourtney
Davis.
Third place finishers included
Bre Kimble and Jennifer
Sullivan.
Beau Johnson is the head
coach for this team. He
came to TCHS last summer
with strong weightlifting
credentials.


James Strawter (10) scores two of his 26 points.
(Photo by Wayne Dunwoody}


Jamonte McCloud (2)


looks for a pass pay.
(Photo by Wayne Dunwoody)


Search ongoing for Lake City man


Search-and-rescue efforts
continue for a missing Lake
City resident who was reported
overdue from a fishing trip
Saturday night, according
to Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) officials.
Norris S. Demeritte, 53,
was reported overdue, along
with his mother. Emma G.


Kelly, 74, after they had been
fishing on Lake Palestine near
Lake Butler. Kelly's body was,
located Sunday morning at 7;30
on the south end of the lake.
According to FWC officers,
the two arrived at the lake
around 8 a.m. Saturday, After
they didn't return from a day of,
fishing, the FWC was notified:.
Officers went to the lake and


found their boat floating on
Lake Palestine with no one on
board at approximately 1 a.m.
Sunday. The boat is a 1973 14-
foot Delhi.
A search began for Demeritte
and Kelly, involving the FWC,
deputies from the Columbia
County and Union County
sheriffs' offices, members of
the Department of Corrections


and the U.S, Forest Service.
Weather conditions are
. hampering the search, which is
still ongoing.
In addition to boats on the
water, a helicopter scanned the
shoreline and officers patrolled
the wooded area surrounding
the lake.- Approximately 30
officers have been involved in
the search.


A member of the TCHS weightlifting team performs.


If the loan is from another financial institution and
you qualify for the loan according to our existing
loan requirements we will pay your loan off at that
financial institution and it will be at no cost to you
and we handle the payoff and paperwork.


We want your vehicle loan!
This offer is good for members and
anyone who qualifies

for membership at BCFCU.
Call one of our loan officers for an appointment.


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A-8 Taco Times December 14,2011


----.-- __ _ _ _ PAID ADVERTISEMENT ---


.International Gold, Silver and Diamond Buyers Paying On the Spot

for Valuables This Week in Perry, Tallahassee & Crawfordville!


By Debi Lambert
STAFF WRITER


Perry, Tallahassee & Crawfordville-area residents are
in for a rare treat when the International Gold, Silver
and Diamond Buyers (IGSDB) host an event here, from
December 12th 17th. The company has identified this
region as prime territory for purchasing your precious
metals-especially gold and silver. The IGSDB estimates
that local residents have millions of dollars worth of
valuables that they no longer need or want. That is where
the IGSDB comes in-they specialize in buying those items
from local sellers in the U.S., Canada and Europe.


CASH IN
ON YOUR SCRAP
GOLD & JEWELRY


Items like gold coins, scrap gold, sterling silver and
tea sets also diamond rings are in high demand right now,
and IGSDB is purchasing massive quantities of them on
behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and
refineries.
Currently on on international tour, IGSDB has included
Perry, Tallahassee & Crawfordville on its list of stops for
this week. Residents are urged to mark their calendar for
this special opportunity to meet one-on-one with gold, silver
and diamond specialists.
Providing an economic boost to each region it visits,
the IGSDB projects to payout $350,000 at each event-a
testament to the high volume of items they purchase and
the prime prices being paid. Offers are made based on
rarity, numismatic value, condition and market value. ,
Company spokesman Matthew Enright soys, "We
just paid $4,706 for a loose 1.25-carat diamond. Our
mission is to pay local residents oh the spot for sterling
silverware, fine jewelry, coins and precious metals-
especially silver and gold." The company has seen a huge
influx of gold lately. "Customers have been scrambling to
cash into the record-high value of gold," adds Enright. For
those who are unsure 4f their items are genuine gold or


silver, or simply costume, company will test it for free. "The
best strategy is to bring all items to the show for a free
evaluation from our specialists. It always amazes me how
a small handful of gold and silver can turn into hundreds
of dollars in just a few moments. We test, weigh, and buy
items right on the spot," Enright says.
In addition to scrap gold, fine jewelry and diamonds,
coins are a big hit. Offers will be made on all coins dated
1965 and earlier-gold, coins, silver, silver dollars, half
dollars, quarters, nickels and dimes. Enright explains; "U.S.
coins made before 1970 are worth more than their legal
tender amount because they contain 90% silver. Rare dates
and mint marks can make therm even more valuable. We
recently paid $78,000 for. on amazing coin collection,
One couple brought in a rusty coffee can filled with silver.
coins, sawdust, and : dead spider. The can had been
in the basement for years. We were happy to send them
home with a check for more than $7001"
Perry, Tallahassee & Crawfordvillearea residents.
should start collecting their valuables now to bring to the
free event, which runs Monday Saturday. Deals will be
made and money will be paid on the spot. Attendance
is expected to be high, but no appointment is needed.
Enright encourages everyone to take advantage of this
special opportunity to meet directly with specialists from
the International Gold, Silver and Diamond Buyers. He
concludes, "It's a great chance for people to cash in their
old diamonds,, jewelry, coins and scrap gold. This is a
seller's market, so don't miss outl"




Costume & Gold Jewery



Wrist & Pocket Watches
-#Minidary Items


Diamonds


PAYING CASH FOR ALL TYPES OF GOLD, SILVER, DIAMONDS AND MORE!


SCRAP GOLD .999 FINE SILVER SILVER DIAMONDS COSTUME & GOLD JEWELRY
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INDIAN CENT
UP TO $500*


WHEAT BACK CENT
UP TO $1,500*


BRAuDE HAIR LARGE CENT
UP TO $3.800*


2 CENT PIECE
UP TO $2,000*


3 CENT PIECE BUFFALO NICKEL JEFFERSON WAR" NICKEL PUBERTY "V NICKEL
UP TO $2,500* UP TO $1,800* UP TO $2,000* UP TO $2,800*
*This amount depends upon rarity, condition and what collectors are willing to pay


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ALL JEWELRY ACCEPTED


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Community


B-1 TacoTimes December 14,2011


Former New Orleans, La., firefighter and cookbook
author Robert Medina signed copies of his latest effort,
"If You Can't Stand the Heat."


Festival mascots Muddy and Sizzle were on hand
Saturday as they walked--and sometimes rode--through
the park, stopping for the occasional photo op.


Joey Gilmore


Taylor County resident Kevin Kidd (left) proved he has Local cooker Glenn "Tater" Padgett (right) was named
what it takes, turning in the judges' favorite mustard reserve champion in the Backyard BBQ Competition, as
based sauce in the John Boy & Billy Sauce Contest. well as the "Home Boy" champion.


Franc Robert


The Everglades Seasoning BBQ team was the grand champion in the Southern Pines
Blues & BBQ Triple Crown Open Competition, winning $1,500.


Johnnie Marshall


Jack's Old South, featuring TLC celebrity Myron Mixon, was reserve champion in the open competition.







B-2 Taco Times December 14, 2011


DEADLINES:
The deadlines for classified ads are Monday by 5
p.m. for the Taco Times and Wednesday by 5 pm.
for the Perry News- Herald.


-'UTOS r


I


Auction Saturday, Dec. 17, at 6:30 p.m.,
1693 SW Moseley Hall Rd. (CR360)
Madison. Last auction of 2011. Just in
new load of tools and bath towels. We
continue our Christmas sales with tihe
liquidating of many great items such as
household goods, yard goods, toys,
Christmas items and tools. Too many
items to list. Why pay retail? We are
partnering with The Salvation Army and
Serman's VFD collecting toys for those
children who may not otherwise get
one this Christmas. Bring one or buy
one and give a child joy this Christmas.
Do not to miss this auction!! Comfy
seats, heated, food and lots of fun. 10%
buyers premium. MC, Visa, Discover,
debit cards, checks and cash accepted.
AU691 Ron Cox. AB2490.
12/14 12/16
KS

Public Consignment Equipment and
More Auction, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011,
at 9:30 a.m., 475 Mack Cruce Rd.,
Perry. Consignments will be taken in
Wednesday, Dec. 14 Friday, Dec. 16,
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.. Auction will
consist of: farm equipment, tractors,
motor vehicles, firearms, boat,
recreational vehicles, tools, 32" color
TV, Beanie Babies (older), 3 piece
bedroom set (1972) very good
condition, Duncan Phyfe couch needs
repair, large cedar table, assorted
antique chairs great condition', cedar
chest, large coffee table, gold framed
mirror, matching couch and chair (very
nice) knives a large assortment. Ladies
don't stay at home there will be things
of interest to you also. Concession
stand provided for breakfast and lunch.
For more information contact J.W. Hill
and Associates. Office 386-362-3300
or John Hill 386-590-1214, web site
www.jwhillauctions.com. AB2083,
AU2847, AU691, Dealers License
V1/102370/1 Firearms License 1-59-
121-01-2K-099422
12/14 12/16
---


Yard sale at Taylor Storage Unit. Lots of
new and used items. If weather permits
we will be open everyday until the end
of the year.
12/14 :

What Comes Around Goes Around
Boutique 117 East Green Street -
High end quality, name brand second
hand clothes and more. We have
clothing for everyone, infants, kids,
teens, men and women. We are open
Tuesday-Friday 10-6, Saturday and
Monday closed; 584-5599.
12/14 12/16.



We
Buy
Scrap
Metal and Junk
Cars
850-838-5865
RC,tfn

Cash for junk cars and trucks. 7 days a
week. Call 386-658-1030 or 904-887-
8513.
12/30

For Sale. Biker leather jackets, vests,
chaps ect., motor scooters and ATV's.
Perry Scooters, 1305-B N Jefferson St.,
Perry 850-371-1432.


FOR RENTHOME & Ir SERVICES


Boston Terrier puppies. 1 male, 1
female; UTP shots and Health
Certificate $200. Call 223-3012.
12/14 12/23



Room-mate wanted. Female, to share
large 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide.
No drugs or alcohol. Need car, job,
bedroom furniture. $250 per month.
Call 386-249-3372.
12/14- 12/23



For Sale or Rent, 1999 Jacobson 3
bedroom 2 bath doublewide 28X52. Set
up on 1 acre, possible owner financing.
$62,500 or $650 per month. Call Mon. -
Fri. 850-584-7094.
PHC, tfn

Mobile Home for Sale
2012, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Bank repo
need to sell only $36,900, owner will
finance with 5% down. Call 352-262-
4531
TMH
ttfn

Mobile Home for Sale, New 28x44 3
bedroom, 2 bath $36,900. Call 352-
303-8771
TMH, tfn



For Rent. 3 ~droom, 2 bath, mobile
home. $550 per month $300 deposit,
H.U.D. vouchers welcome. Call 584-
7819. ,
12/14-12/16

For Rent. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 900 sq. ft.
apartment. Near Keaton Beach. $650
per month plus security deposit.
Includes utilities 850-843-1882.
12/14 01/06

For Rent. 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment
$150 per week. Includes water, electric
and cable $300 security deposit. No
Pets. Call 843-1301.
12/14- 12/23

For Rent. 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile
home with small porch. Includes water
and sewer, located in a small mobile
home park. $400 per month $200
security deposit. Senior citizen
discount. Call 584-8618.
BW, tfn

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.
LS fn ,

For Rent. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, fenced
yard close to Walmart. $450 a month
plus deposit. Ready now, call 8382866
12/14'- 12/23

Woodridge Apartments
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."
WA tfn


Must See
.For 'Sale By Owner: 4 bedroom, 2
baths, new appliances, real oak floors.
203 Cypress Road. Asking 78,500
OBO. Call 843-1301.
12/14-01/06

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.
EF, tfn

Land For Sale. 7.8 wooded acres,
approximately 270' of highway frontage
on Highway 221 between Pisgah Road
and Wright Road. Call 305,395-0302.
12/09- 12-21

Property for sale. 3,13 1/2 Hinley St. in
Perry. $8,000 cash, will finance for
$10,000. For more information call 386-
294-1737 or 386-208-8880
11/30-12/16

Home for Sale, OLD TOWN 2 story site
built, 1998, 3 bedrooms 2 baths, L/R,
D/R, loft, 2 car garage on 6
unbelievable acres, beautiful oaks.
$500 down, $556/mo., P&I, W.A.C. Call
to view 352-493-9600
TMH, tfn

House for Sale. 311 West Bowers
Street. New, built in 2009 on 5 lots. 2
bedroom, study or 3rd bedroom, 2 full
baths, living room, dining room,
kitchen. All new appliances;
refrigerator, electric stove, dishwasher,
washer, dryer, electric hot water heater,
2 inch wooden window blinds, wood
floors, high ceilings, intake and outtake
ceiling vents in all rooms, carport, large
storage and car shed. Fenced back
yard in a quiet neighborhood. $152,000
call 584-2614.
12/07 12-30

For Sale or Lease Purchase. New
house in Ocean Pond subdivision only
a few miles from Keaton Beach. 1568
Sq. Ft. of living area, 3 bedroom, two
bath new house with all new
appliances, carpet and hardwood
flooring, open kitchen/living room area.
Home on 2 acres of land ready to move
in. Reduced to $134,900 MAKE
OFFER, 850-672-0536.


Large in town house FREE to anyone
who will move it and clean up premises.
Call 850-656-6340
KS
12/14 12/23



1995 Silverado 4x4 $1799
2001 Hyundai Elantra $3494.
2004 Chrysler Sebring $4900
2003 Chevy Astro Van $3600.
2003 Kia Spectra $3900.
We Finance
Trade-Ins Welcome.
Head Turners Auto Inc.
850-584-8900
RA, tfn

2004 Mercury Mountaineer, 4.0 V6
leather seats, running boards, towing
hitch, rear air, cruise control, keyless


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-
6737.
A2Z, tfn


TALL TIMBER TREE SERVICE
*Stump Grinding
*Tree Trimming
*Tree Removal
*Debris Removal
*Bucket truck use
*Bush Hogging
*Pressure Washing
*Free Estimates* and
*Great Rates*
Call today!
850-838-5923 or 850-584-8191
Mark A. Moneyhan
Licensed and Insured
Certified Quality Specialist.


Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from monthly $585
(required $45 deposit), $165 weekly or
$40 daily (tax included). 317 N. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-672-0973.
LS, tfn

House for rent. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, on
Ash St. with fenced yard, available
immediately, $450 monthly + $450
security deposit. 850 584-2088.
MW/CC
tfn

STEINHATCHEE PLACE RESORT.
Furnished 1 and 2 bedroom
apartments for rent $600 to $800.
Included with rent is full cable t.v.,
Internet, hot tub, one block, one block
to river and new boat landing. Call 352-
498-7740 If no answer 813-677-9640.
SPR, ifn

Small 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with
nice front porch on 1 acre of land on
deadend road off Hwy. 98. Just inside
city limits. $550 per month, first, last
and, deposit. Call 727-433-4514.
JP 11/23- 12/16

Apartment for rent. 1 bedroom, 1 bath.
everything included, water garbage,
electricity,cable with HBO. Everything
furnished. $265 weekly, $950 monthly.
317 N. Byrop Butler Pkwy. Skylark
Motel. 850-672-0973.
LS tfin

Taking applications for a 2 BR/1 bath, 2
BR/ 2 bath, 3 BR/ 2 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.
EMH tfn

Taking applications for 1 BR/1 bath
home located in Everetts Mobile Home
Park, water, sewer and garbage
included in rent. Rent $375, deposit
$300 references required apply in
person Perry Repo Outlet. Ms. Betty
584-7094
EMH, tifn

TIDEWATER APARTMENTS
--Under New Management --
2- 3 BR apartmentst available. ,-
Special Move-In Pkg. Rent
based on income. Water/Gas.
furnished. On-site Laundry.
Close to City/Water Parks,
Boys & Girls Club, and
Shopping Plazas. Public
Transportation available.
Call 850-584-6842.
TDD 711, EHO.
Section 8 Affordable Multifamily
Housing
tfin

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entry, 6CD change
mats. Please Cal
0043.
12/09-12/14



Part Time Cook.
person familiar wit[
operation who ca
preparing large q
enjoys food serve
preparing meals
nursing facility. Ex
Day shift and afte
shift. Contact We
Health Care Cente
Mayo (386) 294-33
LHCC
12/07- 12/16

Taylor County I
Commissioners
Grants Administrat
Time) -$11.88 per
and job description
from www.ta
MOBILE CAREER
'Square (Save A
parking lot) on Tues
or Thursday 9
workforce. Positio
filled. Taylor Count
Commissioners is
- background check.
TCBOCC,tifn

MDS Coordinato
organized,,detailed
good assessment
computer knowledge
experience prefer
small, friendly ci
Jennifer Richardso
Care Center, 512
(386) 294-3300.
LHCC
12/07 12/16


Director of Allied Health Programs (RN)
wanted at North Florida Community
College. See www.nfcc.edu for details.
12/14 -1/13



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-
2270.


n, Lafayette Health
W. Main St., Mayo


Classified Work.,
Call 584-5513.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 11-424-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF.
GEORGE A. HOWARD
Deceased -
NOTICE -O CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVIrjG CLAIMS OR
DEMAND AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:,
The administration of the estate of
GEORGE A HOWARD. deceased, File
Number 11-424-CP, Is pending In the
Circuit Court for TAYLOR County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which Is P.O. Box 620, Perry, FL
32348. The names 'and addresses of
the personal representative and of


WANTED WE BUY


OLD TAYLOR COUNTY fWITEMS
OLD SOOL PICTURES
OLD SCHOOL SPORTSJES EYfVTROPHIES
. YEARBOOS
OLD JERIONS SCHOOL rlMTROPHIEm
TAYL DouNTYA EuICS
OLDMETALTOYS


WEBU GLD& ILE


SOLD CDINS
0LD PAPER MONEY
SILVER HALF DOLLARS
SILVER OClARS/ QUIWWRS/ DIMES
OLD SPORTS CARDS P RElpeo&
OLD MeTAL SLGNS
VINTAGE COCA COl.A TEAMS
COMIC BMOOKs
BorTLES 1
Ot.D McCOY POTTRcY
OLD ROSEV1LLE POTTERY
USED HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE
USED BEDDING
OL OSfITUME JEWEWRY


WALL-TO-WALL


Dries in 3-4 Hours ~ Tile Floors Pet Odors

TREE CAPITAL CLEANING
.. 584-CLEAN (584-2532)


Property for Lease
3,021 square feet Commercial Building



0 r BuI-- i- ^ - -- -- k, I
Dual Reception Area
6 lIndividual Rooms Offices
*2 Executive Offices
S1 Large File Room
3 restrooms
SNew Pantng Inside and Outside
SNew Complete Roof
Adequate Parking in the rear of the
Building on Pavenent & Grass Area
5 Minutes from the Hospital
5 Minutes from the Courthouse


For an Appointment call 850-838-0634
or after 6 PM call 850-5844276
402 East Ash Street
(Corner of Center Sret and Ash Street)
Perry, FL 32348


m


er, weathertech floor n .
I or Text 850-672-


j7 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That
Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION
Issued In the County Court of Taylor
Seeking organized County, Florida, on the 24th day of
rh kitchen equipment October, 2011, In the cause wherein
n follow menus in Tree Capital Credit Union, s plaintiff,
and Kelly J. Blaske, Is defendant,
quantity meals and being Case No: 05-101-CC In said
ice work. Will be Court, I, Lawrence.E. Williams, as
for sixty. Skilled Sheriff of Taylor County; Florida, have
Experience preferred. levied upon all the right, title and
Interest of the Kelly J. Blaske,
moon/early evening defendant, In and to the following
era Bell, Lafayette described personal property, to-wit:
or, 512 W. Main St., 2003 CHEVROLET TAHOE, VIN#
300. 1GNEC13Z23J279065, WHITE IN
COLOR, TAG NO. ANII08 and on the
22nd day of December, 2011, at
Thomas Chevrolet-BuIck Inc. 2128 S.
Byron Butler Pkwy., In the City of Perry,
Board of County Taylor County, Florida, at the hour of
11:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as
possible, I will offer for sale. all of the
tive Secretary (Part said defendant's, right, title and
r hour. Applications Interest In aforesaid property at public
n can be obtained outcry and will sell the same, subject
tylor ountygc ~to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances
ylorcountygov.com; and judgments, if any, to the highest
R LAB at Perry and best bidder or bidders for CASH,
Lot and Goodwill the proceeds to be applied as far as
says, Wednesdays, may be to the payment of costs and
a the, satisfaction of the above-
a.m. 4 p.m.; or described execution, The property will
ns are open until be available for Inspection at Thomas
ty Board of County Chevrolet-Bulck Inc. between the
an EOE, VPM, DT, hours of 10:00 AM through 11:00 AM
the. *morrong qf the sale,. In
.. accordance v.iln the Amerlcan wi',ri
Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
r.. Seeking very accommodation to participate in this
r. S in very proceeding should contact the Clerk
Oriented nurse with of Court, telephone (904) 838-3506,
t skills and basic not later than seveh (7) days prior to
ge. Long Term Care the proceeding.
ble. 60 bed SNF in L.E. "Bummy"Williams, as Sheriff
mmunity.ontac Of Taylor Countylliams
community Contact By: L.E."BummV" Williams


!:.


the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below. All Interested
persons are required to file with the
clerk of this court, WITHIN THREE
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THE NOTICE all claims
against the estate In the form and
manner prescribed by section 733.703
of the Florida Statues and Rule 5.490
of The Florida Rules of Probate and
Guardianship Procedure. ALL CLAIMS
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of this
Notice: December 7, 2011 and
December 9, 2011.
Adrian Gabaldon
Attorney for the Petitioner
Post Office Box 1303
Auburndale, FL. 33823
(863) 967-3557
Florida Bar No. 137081
SUE LEINART
Personal Representative
3332 NW 44th Place
Galnesville, FL 32656


The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners Is soliciting sealed
proposals for construction of the Sea
Meadows Drive. 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 Sea Meadows
Drive" to the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor
Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson
Street, Suite 102, Perry, Florida 32347
or P.O. Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348, to
arrive no later than 4:00 P.M., local
time, on January 17, 2012. All
Proposals. MUST have the respondent's
name and mailing address clearly
shown on the outside of the envelope
or package when submitted.
Proposals will be opened and
respondents announced at 6:15 P.M.
local time, or as soon thereafter as
practical, on January 17, 2012, In the
Taylor County Administrative
Complex, 201 East Green Street,
Perry, Florida 32347. RFP Ipformation
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
$50,00 non-refundable -,fee. RFP
information may be reviewed on-line
a "t. t
http://ww.taylorcountygov.com/BI
ds/Index.htm. 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 o.'eroii service lpereroie the
County Is r"**.- bourd tO :'.1 'od ar'an
contracts) based on, the lowest
quoted pice Tne County., n Its sole
and obsolule alscrelon, also reserves
,the ;ight 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 an amount of
five (5) percent of the proposal price
pursuant to Taylor County ordinance
No. 2003-12. No faxed Proposals will
be accepted. Additional Information
may be obtained from:
Taylor County Engineering
Department
201 East Green Street
Perry, Florida 32347
(850) 838-3500
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, Taylor County,
Florida
Kenneth Dudley, P.E.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor In
Interest to Wakulla Bank
Plaintiff,
Case No. 11-488-CA
v.
Scott McKlnney and
Penny McKinney,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to
a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure dated November 21,
2011, entered in Case No. 2011-488 of
the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial
Circuit In and for Taylor County,
Florida, wherein CENTENNIAL BANK, as
successor In Interest to Wakulla Bank,
a Florida banking corporation, Is the


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Plaintiff, and SCOTT McKINNEY and
PENNY McKINNEY, are the
Defendants, the undersigned will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash In the lobby of the Taylor County
Clerk of Court's Office, Taylor County
Courthouse, Perry. Florida 32347 at
11:00 a.m. on January 5, 2012, the
following described property as set
forth In said Final Summary Judgment
of Foreclosure, to-wit:
See Exhibit "A"
Any person claiming an Interest In the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the Ils pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after sale.
EXHIBIT "A"
Lot 5, Block "D" of River Place
Subdivision First Addition, a
subdivision as per map or plat thereof
recorded In Plat Book, 1 Page 149 of
the Public Records of Taylor County,
Florida.
DATED this 1 day of Dec., 2011.
ANNIE MAE MURPHY
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Marti Lee, DC
Deputy Clerk


Coples furnished to:
Gregory A. May, Esq.
Scott McKinney,
Penny McKenney


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No. 11-727-CP
In Re: The Estate of:
ROSA LEE ROSS,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
ROSA LEE ROSS, deceased, whose
date of death was September 1,
2011; File Number 11-727-CP Is
pending In the Circuit Court for Taylor
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which Is Post Office Box
620, Perry, Florida 32348. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representatives attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and


other persons having claims or
demands against decedents estate,
on whom a copy of this notice hads
been served, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedents estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE. ,
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice Is: DECEMBER 14, 2011.
SMITH & SMITH
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P,A.
MICHAEL S. SMITH
Attorney for Personal Representative


Florida Bar No. 169621
P.O. Drawer 579
Perry, Florida 32348
Telephone: (850) 584-3812
Fax: (850) 584-7148
RICHARD A. ROSS
Personal Representative
3305 Ross Road
Perry, FL 32348

PUBLIC NOTICE TO BIDDERS .
INVITATION TO BID
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Replacement
Community Development Block
Grant Program
Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners invites Interested
residential contractors to submit bids
for the rehabilitation of two (2) homes
and the demolition and replacement
of two (2) single family homes In the
unincorporated area of Taylor
County.
SEALED Bids are to be submitted on or
before January 17, 2012 at 4:00 PMto
Annie Mae Murphy, Clerk of the
Court (850) 838-3506. Bid envelopes


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are to be Identified as CDBG ITB-002. to the projects will Immediately follow
Hand Delivery: the orientation meeting.
Annie Mae Murphy For contractors that"have not been
Clerk of the Court pre-approved, you may obtain a
108 North Jefferson Street, Suite 102 contractor application package by
Perry, FL. 32347 calling Meridian Community Services
Mall Delivery: Group, Inc. at (866) 484-1975 (Toll
Annie Mae Murphy Free). Please bring your completed
Clerk of the Court application package to the
P.O. Box 620 mandatory meeting on January 3,
Perry, FL. 32347-0620 2012.
A Public Opening of the Bids Is WBE/MBE/DBE Firms are encouraged
scheduled for January 17, 2012 at to participate. Taylor County Is an
6:10 PM at 201 East Green Street, Equal Opportunity Employer, Section
Perry, Florida, 32347. Bids will be 3 contractors (as defined by HUD)
opened during a regularly scheduled are encouraged to participate.
Board of County Commissioners The Taylor County 'Board of
meeting. Commissioners reserves the right to
A MANDATORY meeting to provide accept or reject any and/or all bids
contractor orientation materials and in the best Interest of Taylor County.
visit the scheduled projects will be Bids will be awarded based on
held on January 3, 2012 at 10:30 am, provisions listed In the adopted
located at 401 Industrial Drive, Perry, CDBG Housing Assistance Plan.
32348. The meeting will take place In TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
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