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50th year, No. 49
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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
"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.
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
Anyone with information
regarding these individuals may
call (850) 838-3505.
Spaghetti dinner is
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
"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
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
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
Music fans were able to listen
to tunes from local band Alibi as
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
The SRWMD's gauge at the
Cabbage Grover tower recorded
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A-2 TaCO Times December 14, 2011 *
Shotgun, handgun seized
McNutt says he does
not recall shootings
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
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
"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
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
"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
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
: "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
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
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
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
Three empty 'shotgun shells
were found in a different
location, on McNutt's driveway,
approximately 20 feet from Lee
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
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.
Buckeye Community Federal Credit Union
1825 S. Jefferson St.
Perry, FL 32348
"Community Minded Just
OLD TIMER KERSHAW M-TEC
HEN & ROOSTER SCHRADE
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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
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
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
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
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
Reception will follow at the
Elks Club .
Lenox ~ Mikasa
Noritake ~ Oneida ~ S
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to r) Selma
Jenni Cantrell & Billy Joe Wlgglesworth
December 17, 20 11
Logan Avery & Bradley Massey
Lacey Ratliff & Mark Moneyham
March 3, 2012
Tia Parker & Jonathan McGrew
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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
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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: ? A-4 TacoTimes December 14, 2011
Slaughters say goodbye to
community after 35 years
To our dear friends in Taylor
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
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
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-
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..
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
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
Auto Tech, LLC
Melanie and Mike Clanton
Where is Jesus in : hristmas?
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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
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
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
I am quite sure that every
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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.
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
"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
This weekend, the birds wh
my heart, came to visit...and I
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
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.
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
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
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
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Locals among weekend's barbecue winners
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
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
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,
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
She was preceded in death by:
her husband, Fender Starling in
1989; and a son, Johnny Lee
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
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
Youmay sign the gnestbook at:
Please see page 6
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included a guitar signed by radio
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
was first in pork.
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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
(Continued from p. A-5)
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,_
.A celebration of her life will'
be held at Boyd United
Methodist on Dec. 15. at 7.m.'
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.
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
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
: 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
The family of Egypt
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-
nieces, nephews, other relatives
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, 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
dinners with gravy, rice, cabbage, yams, bread and soda for $9 per
plate on Friday, Dec. 16. Please call 383-3908.
'Popcorn Gang' performs
Lakeside Baptist Church invites everyone to a Dec. 18
performance by its youth puppet ministry, The Popcorn Gang.
Fun for all ages is promised; the program begins at 7 p.m,
Please call 584-2010 to schedule pick-up.'
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two step-sons, Cecil James
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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After; Shady Grove's
parade on Saturday,
'there will be hot
/dogs and chili at
the Shady Grove
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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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-
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
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
Third place finishers included
Bre Kimble and Jennifer
Beau Johnson is the head
coach for this team. He
came to TCHS last summer
with strong weightlifting
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
continue for a missing Lake
City resident who was reported
overdue from a fishing trip
Saturday night, according
to Florida Fish and Wildlife
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-
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
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
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Company spokesman Matthew Enright soys, "We
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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.
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.
The Everglades Seasoning BBQ team was the grand champion in the Southern Pines
Blues & BBQ Triple Crown Open Competition, winning $1,500.
Jack's Old South, featuring TLC celebrity Myron Mixon, was reserve champion in the open competition.
B-2 Taco Times December 14, 2011
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.
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.
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
AU2847, AU691, Dealers License
V1/102370/1 Firearms License 1-59-
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.
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.
Metal and Junk
Cash for junk cars and trucks. 7 days a
week. Call 386-658-1030 or 904-887-
For Sale. Biker leather jackets, vests,
chaps ect., motor scooters and ATV's.
Perry Scooters, 1305-B N Jefferson St.,
FOR RENTHOME & Ir SERVICES
Boston Terrier puppies. 1 male, 1
female; UTP shots and Health
Certificate $200. Call 223-3012.
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.
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. -
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-
Mobile Home for Sale, New 28x44 3
bedroom, 2 bath $36,900. Call 352-
For Rent. 3 ~droom, 2 bath, mobile
home. $550 per month $300 deposit,
H.U.D. vouchers welcome. Call 584-
For Rent. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 900 sq. ft.
apartment. Near Keaton Beach. $650
per month plus security deposit.
Includes utilities 850-843-1882.
For Rent. 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment
$150 per week. Includes water, electric
and cable $300 security deposit. No
Pets. Call 843-1301.
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.
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
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."
.For 'Sale By Owner: 4 bedroom, 2
baths, new appliances, real oak floors.
203 Cypress Road. Asking 78,500
OBO. Call 843-1301.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Large in town house FREE to anyone
who will move it and clean up premises.
1995 Silverado 4x4 $1799
2001 Hyundai Elantra $3494.
2004 Chrysler Sebring $4900
2003 Chevy Astro Van $3600.
2003 Kia Spectra $3900.
Head Turners Auto Inc.
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-
TALL TIMBER TREE SERVICE
*Bucket truck use
*Free Estimates* and
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.
House for rent. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, on
Ash St. with fenced yard, available
immediately, $450 monthly + $450
security deposit. 850 584-2088.
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.
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
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.
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
--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
TDD 711, EHO.
Section 8 Affordable Multifamily
entry, 6CD change
mats. Please Cal
Part Time Cook.
person familiar wit[
operation who ca
preparing large q
enjoys food serve
nursing facility. Ex
Day shift and afte
shift. Contact We
Health Care Cente
Mayo (386) 294-33
Taylor County I
Time) -$11.88 per
and job description
'Square (Save A
parking lot) on Tues
or Thursday 9
filled. Taylor Count
- background check.
small, friendly ci
Care Center, 512
Director of Allied Health Programs (RN)
wanted at North Florida Community
College. See www.nfcc.edu for details.
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-
n, Lafayette Health
W. Main St., Mayo
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
File Number 11-424-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF.
GEORGE A. HOWARD
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
OLD JERIONS SCHOOL rlMTROPHIEm
TAYL DouNTYA EuICS
WEBU GLD& ILE
0LD PAPER MONEY
SILVER HALF DOLLARS
SILVER OClARS/ QUIWWRS/ DIMES
OLD SPORTS CARDS P RElpeo&
OLD MeTAL SLGNS
VINTAGE COCA COl.A TEAMS
Ot.D McCOY POTTRcY
OLD ROSEV1LLE POTTERY
USED HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE
OL OSfITUME JEWEWRY
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
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
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.
Attorney for the Petitioner
Post Office Box 1303
Auburndale, FL. 33823
Florida Bar No. 137081
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
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
201 East Green Street
Perry, Florida 32347
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, Taylor County,
Kenneth Dudley, P.E.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR
CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor In
Interest to Wakulla Bank
Case No. 11-488-CA
Scott McKlnney and
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
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.
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,
DATED this 1 day of Dec., 2011.
ANNIE MAE MURPHY
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Marti Lee, DC
Coples furnished to:
Gregory A. May, Esq.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY,
Case No. 11-727-CP
In Re: The Estate of:
ROSA LEE ROSS,
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
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
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
The date of first publication of this
notice Is: 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
3305 Ross Road
Perry, FL 32348
PUBLIC NOTICE TO BIDDERS .
INVITATION TO BID
Housing Rehabilitation or
Community Development Block
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
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
Time for aComputer
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S1 Flex Aluminum Blinds (colors) for co mptute
Bpautiful New Verticals a stellte
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Call (650) 584-8818
Open Mm-L- 0O -5:O0, Sat. 9:30-3:
P Downtown Pe.rry
We provide: Termite Treatments
Termite Monitoring Systems
Termite (WDO) Inspections
Locally Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured
p, IToll Free 1-877-838-4959
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For all your
'^l^3- / roofing needs
'__-The Leak Stops Here"
Mic ael C. Rhodes
185 Plantation Road
Perry, Florida 32348
~ Licensed and Insured ~
with a professional who cares
Specializing in Songwriting and Recording
Contact Josh Noland, teacher/producer
Dr. Michael Walby
& TITLE CO.
Owners & Mortgage Title
Title Searches Real Estate Closings
Depend on the Big Dog
Farm Equipment Drying Crops Curing Tobacco
Heating Confined Livestock- Flame-Weeding
Locally Owned & Operated
1352 SW 351, Cross City, FL 32628
Simple Garden Solutions, LL"
Sandy Pines Nursery
Call us for informatiF
(m Leii leach Rd.
1/2, South of Deadman's Curve)
Owned by bebbie & Jim Ross
Shop NEW & Pre-Owned Cars &
Trucks Oilii'e Z4 hours a day at:
With Expert Auto Locate
(850) 584-6178 -(800) 763-4589
2441 S. Byron Butler Pkwy.. Perry, FL 32348
Spirits Wine Shoppe
1312 Riverside Drive, Steinhatchee, FL.
Next to Fiddler's Restaurant
LARGEST LIQUOR SELECTION
ON THE NATURE COAST
WE CARRY FINE CIGARS
Fill Dirt Hauled *
Septic Tanks Pumped & Inspected
Land Clearing Excavation Demolition
Limerock Gravel Rock Dump Truck Service
Culverts Driveways Fish Ponds
Wayne & Josh Padgett, owners
Licensed & Insured #RF11067270
Showers of Blessings
Custom Water Treatment
Well Drilling & Pump
Sales & Service
Pumps & Tanks Hook-up ..
Water Unes :
Irrigation Wells & Systems i -
Over 30 years
Ln u 'r
501 N. Byron Butler Pkwy.
agon Wheel Food Mar-
2269 Hwy. 27 East, Perry, FI 32347 850 584-888
Open 7 Days 6am-10pm
We Accept EBT
Dog Food Corn Feed
Ashmtwaf tU-Haul Dealer
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Gulf Coast Plumbing and Electrical Supply, Inc.
3402 S. Byron Butler Pkwy. (850) 584-8200
We are now a distributor of A.Y. McDonald Water Pumps
Advantages over Sta-Rite:
* Higher efficiency motor saves money and lasts longer
* More durable Brass Impeller available at extra charge
* Easily serviced
* Less expensive to buy
* One hp Shallow Well Jet Pump $339.95 + tax
Less expensive repair parts (1 hp plastic impeller $24.00)
* High Pressure version available at no extra charge (up to 80 psi)
* Standard version pumps more water than Sta-Rite
nationwide prepaid cellular
* ON SALE Prices
* FREE Activation
* LAYAWAY Plan im
* Monthly Plan + Minutes
Unlimited Talk & Text $445/Imonth
B-3 Taco Times December 14, 2011'
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
the Airport Terminal conference COMMISSIONERS
room. You must attend this meeting Patricia Patterson, Chairperson
In order to receive the bid
documents and attend the
walkthrough of the projects. The visit
Pey Drapery & Gift Shop
| & The Furniture Gallery
B-4 Taco Times December 14, 2011
Ten young cookers battled it out Saturday afternoon in the inaugural Kidz Que
Grillmaster Challenge at the Southern Pines Blues and BBQ Festival. In the 6-11 age
group, they were asked to cook the tastiest hamburger. Shown above are the winning
cookers: (from I to r) third place, Jake Wooley; second place, Titan Cruce; and first
place JJ Sunderland.
In the 12-15 age group of the Kidz Que Grillmaster Challange, the cookers tried
their hands at chicken. Taking home the prizes were (above, I to r) first place, Jack
Deming; second place, Martin Schaefer; and third place, Jayse Simpson. All of the
competitors were given medallions while the winning cookers in each age category
were awarded $50 for first place, $25 for second and $15 for third.
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U.S.DA SPECTESHANK PORTION
USDAI PECTEDBNELESSPORK HEAVYWESTERN BONELESS BEEF USDA INSPECTED FRESHPORK USDAINSPECTEDFSHPOM USDAMPIB TEDES
LOIN ROAST RIB EYE STEAK COUiMRYSTYERIBS mm SSPE WHOLE FRYER
2 PER BAG
$929 $f9 $29 $29 QQC
SLB.-$ 69 a $26 992 iLB. 99.C9
12 CT. FAMILY PACK
CLUST SH ~P41-
4 oz rox
15.1 oz. box
3 75 oz bag
MIXED FRUIT OR CALIFORNIA
Betty Crocker Helper Dixie Lily Wylwoo
Complete Meals- Asst. Varieties Black Eye Peas Sweet Potab
289I $ 09 $ 9 b
23.5oz -246oz box 12oz. bag 16oz. bag
Take & Baki
1 lb. pkg.
32 oz. bag
er 0 So A,
PetOgCn 0 orI I S S A we
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