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February 22,2012 51st year, No. 8
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After power failure shuts down plant
Buckeye back up and running
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meets March 1
Join the Partnership for a
Tobacco-Free Taylor at its next
meeting Thursday, March 1, at
the Taylor County Public Library.
The meeting will be held from
The partnership's goals
include: reducing tobacco use;
advocating for policy change;
reducing acceptability and
accessibility of tobacco by
youth; educating the community;
and promoting local cessation
For more information, please
contact the Taylor County Health
Department at 584-5087, ext.
Is your school
involvement in your
The Taylor County -School
District is seeking input from
local families of students
receiving special education
Parents are asked to
participate in an on-line survey
Surveys must be completed
by June 30.
For more information, please
contact Betsy Stephens at 838-
2536 or Betsy.Stephens@taylor.
k12.fl.us. Parents may also
access the survey from the local
district web site: www.taylor.k12.
fl.us (look for the "Important ESE
Parent Survey" link).
Parents who do not
have computer access are
encouraged to contact Stephens
Change your laundry
The City of Perry Water
Division, in conjunction with
the City Fire Department, will
continue its hydrant-flushing
program through February and
March. Hydrants will be flushed
each Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Residents are advised not to
do any laundry on those days.
Residents may also experience
temporary pressure fluctuation
and water discoloration.
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Living ................... A-3
Community .............. B-1
Buckeye Technologies Inc.
announced Tuesday that its
Foley plant, which manufactures
specialty wood cellulose and
fluff pulp, is returning to normal
operation following a power
failure and electrical surge
that completely shut down the
facility last Friday.
The power failure was
triggered by a malfunction in a
high voltage electrical line and
subsequent transformer failure
in its power house. This resulted
in the unplanned, complete employees and contractors in a sold-out position and
shutdown of the facility. with a rapid and around the we believe current inventory
Power has been fully restored clock effort to return the levels are adequate to cover the
to the facility, and one of the plant to normal operations. production losses for the near
plant's two production lines Resources have performed in term. Our highest priority is to
resumed operation at normal a safe manner to identify the safely return the plant to full
rates on Sunday. Company damaged equipment and make operation," he said.
officials are expecting the the necessary repairs." The company indicated that
second line to resume normal Crowe said Buckeye it presently is unable to fully
operation on Wednesday.
Buckeye Chairman and CEO
John B. Crowe said, "While
this is an unfortunate event, I
appreciate the efforts of our
is working with all of its
customers and anticipates no
major customer issues from this
"The Foley plant remains
quantify the financial impact of
the event. However, depending
on the timing of the return to
full production, the company
estimates that the financial
impact of the outage, excluding
the effect of any insurance
proceeds, could be in the range
of a $5 to $6 million reduction
in pre-tax operating income,
most of which would impact the
quarter ending March 31.
The company reported that it
has property loss and business
interruption insurance with a
single $2 million deductible and
believes based on discussions
with its insurance broker that
this event is a covered loss.
Hundreds 'Walk in My Shoes' Tuesday
A light rain Tuesday morning
couldn't dampen the spirits of
the estimated 500 people who
took part in the Perry leg of
"Walk in My Shoes," a 1,500-
mile journey across the state
to raise awareness about child
sexual abuse, urge changes
in state and federal laws and
promote prevention education
The local walkers joined
Lauren Book, founder of
"Lauren's Kids," who endured
childhood sexual abuse for
six years at the hands of her
nanny, launched the "Walk in
My Shoes" campaign in 2010 to
raise awareness of the issue of
sexual abuse and to encourage
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An estimated 500 people took part in the Perry leg of "Walk in My Shoes," a 1,500 journey across the state
to raise awareness of childhood sexual abuse. Above, the group celebrates with Lauren Book, a victim of abuse
herself who organized the state-wide walk for the past three years.
victims to speak about their
Following Tuesday's walk,
Book thanked the local
supporters and announced
that they were largest group of
walkers of any event they had
held during this year's "Walk in
My Shoes," which began Jan. 14
in Key West and will end today
(Wednesday) in Tallahassee at
"I want to thank you guys so
much for coming out," Book
said to the assembled crowd in
the Doctors' Memorial Hospital
The local walk began at the
Hampton Inn and traveled down
U.S. 19 to the hospital, with law
enforcement officers stopping
traffic for the walkers.
"Thank you so much for
bringing attention to child
sexual abuse," Book said. "We
,know -it- won't be tolerated -in
The turnout was much larger
than expected, but each walker
still received a t-shirt to wear
during the event.
"We thought we'd have at least
200 people, but it way exceeded
our expectation," Perry Mayor
Emily Ketring said.
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2012 election season gaining steam
The 2012 election season is
gaining steam with three new
candidates filing notice with
Supervisor of Elections Dana
Incumbents Kenneth Dennis
and Paul E. Dyal will be seeking
re-election to their respective
seats while Ocie Reaves will
be campaigning for the County
Commission, Dist. 5, seat.
Dennis is currently the
longest-serving member of the
Taylor County School Board.
having been elected to his
District. 5 seat in 1988. He has
served consecutive terms since.
Dyal, who was first elected in
2008, is seeking a second term
as superintendent of schools.
With these latest candidates,
the current candidate field is set
Officials keep close
watch on pile burns
A layer of smoke covered portions of Perry Tuesday, the product
of a series of prescribed fires and "pile bums" north and south of
According to the Florida Forestry Service's Perry Office, the
bums were closer to the city than typical, but rangers were patrolling
them throughout the day to ensure they were under control.
The bums included a series of large pile bums near Pisgah Road
and several other acreage bums north of town.
"We're keeping an eye on them," officials said.
director leaving agency
Suwannee River Water Management District Executive Director
David Still has announced he is leaving the agency after 18 years
Still announced his decision Tuesday, Feb. 14, and submitted an
official letter of resignation to the governing board later in the week..
"It has been a privilege to serve as executive director for the
Suwannee district for the past four years," said Still, who was
appointed to the post in February 2008.
"Our district faces many challenges in terms of protecting
our water supply and improving water quality, and we have an
outstanding, dedicated staff who I'm confident will carry our
-* Please see page 6
County Judge: Bill Blue
and George Cline Moore;
Clerk of Court: Annie Mae
Property Appraiser: Bruce
Sheriff: Tony D. Chambers
(R ) and William Danny
Supervisor of Elections:
Dana Southerland (incumbent):
Tax Collector: Walter Kyle
Rowell (D) and Mark Denton
Superintendent of Schools:
Paul E. Dyal (incumbent);
County Commission, Dist. 1:
Malcolm V. Page (incumbent);
County Commission, Dist.
2: Bobby Edwards (D);
Dist. 3: Lonnie A. Houck Jr.
County Commission, Dist. 5:
Patricia Patterson (incumbent)
and Ocie Reaves (D);
School Board, Dist. 5:
Kenneth Richardo Dennis
For additional election
information, visit on-line at
Chambers announces candidacy
for office of Taylor County sheriff
Tony Chambers, who has
more has more than 20 years
of law enforcement experience,
has declared his candidacy for
sheriff of Taylor County.
"I want to be your 'working
sheriff.' I was raised in Taylor
County and attended school
here. After graduation, I
enlisted in the U.S. Army.
Upon completing my tour of
duty, I returned to Perry where
I raised two daughters, Jessica
Chambers Ricketson, and Joni
Chambers Kelly, both of whom
attended schools in Taylor
Couny," Chambers said.
"I started my career in law
enforcement in 1983 working
with the Taylor County Sheriff's
Office. With hard work and
diligence, I rose through
the ranks from corrections
officer, road deputy, sergeant,
K-9 officer, undercover
narcotics, civil process and
supervisor over corrections and
"In 1989 I went to work for
the Florida Department of Law
Capitol Police. While there I
held many different positions
such as patrol officer, sergeant,
investigator, SWAT, honor
guard, bike patrol, community
policing officer and training
instructor. I retired in 2005 and
now I'm currently working at
Doctors' Memorial Hospital in
'Taylor County is my home
and deserves the very best
protection and services from the
sheriff's office. Sometimes, in
order to keep one's community
safe and peaceful, one has to
take action. Since starting this
campaign, I have pledged to do
just that-take action in serving
and protecting the citizens of
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A-2 Taco Times
February 22, 2012
from the office of Sen. Charles Dean
Prison privatization fails
Editor's Note: The following
summary of the Legislature's sixth
week of business in Tallahassee
was featured in Senator Charles
Dean's weekly newsletter, 'The
Dean Document," which was
"Week six of the 2012
Legislative Session flew by with
Senator Charles Dean said.
"Both Monday and Tuesday
were largely focused on the
hot-button issue of privatizing
27 South Florida prisons.
This provision was inserted
through proviso language into
the 2012 budget. However,
Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford
struck the measure down as
unconstitutional in September.
This year, it was presented as
a stand alone bill, Senate Bill
2038. I, along with 20 of my
Senate colleagues, managed to
defeat this measure 21-19.
"This was a very tough,
emotional vote and I thank all
the Department of Corrections
officers who made the trip to.
Tallahassee for their support.
"Wednesday was filled
123 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, Florida ,
with budget discussions as
the Senate Budget Committee
unanimously passed a $70.8
billion plan for 2013 fiscal
year," Dean said.
"I was especially excited to
see the panel pass an amendment
requiring the Department of
Corrections to find $10.2 million
in order to keep Jefferson
Correctional Institution open.
The amendment will begin
the discussion on correctional
institutional closures and
the effect on their local
"Thursday rounded out
the week with Governor
Rick Scott signing SB 2060/
HB 7051 into law. This law
supports proposed state water
quality rules regarding numeric
nutrients which would replace
the costly federal rules adopted
by the EPA in 2010.
"As always, I look forward
to bringing you this week's
update. In the meantime, if you
have any questions or concerns,
please do not hesitate to contact
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Pre-K-12 Committee passed
Senate Bill 1610 on Tuesday.
If signed into law, SB 1610
would require the Department
of Education to create a uniform
statewide identification badge
to be worn by non-instructional
contractors who have access to
school grounds while students
Under SB 1610, contractors
must prove they are a United
States citizen or permanent
resident alien, at least 18 years
of age, and meet the background
screening requirements already
required by Florida Statutes. A
badge would have to be reissued
to a contractor every five
If a contractor becomes
disqualified within the five
years, they are given two days
to return their identification
badge to the issuing school
district. The next committee
stop for SB 1610 before it
goes to the Senate Floor for
a final vote is the budget
The companion to SB 1610
has one more committee stop
before it goes to the House floor
for a final vote.
Letters to the Editor .
TCHS appreciates Career Day speakers
We would like to thank all
the community members who
participated in our Career
Speaker Day, Feb. 8.
It was wonderful for our
students to be able to see the job
opportunities -available to them
in our area, and to know that the
leaders of our community care
enough about them to take the
time from very busy schedules
to volunteer for this event.
A special thank you to Bruce
Ratliff, property appraiser;
Emily Grambling, Walgreens;
Rena Courtney, Jeremiah
Owens, Sarah Weirick and
Jason Bass, Perry Police
Department and 911 Dispatch
Office; James Blackwood,
Taylor Correctional Institution;
Dick Jaryis, Frucon: Barry
Tye, Florida Forestry Service;
Rhonda Brooks, Taylor County
School System; Susan Lynn and
Ben Morgan, Morgan Family
Dentistry; Andy Jackson, Perry
Connections; Clinton Bean,
Florida Wildlife Commission;
Richard Huth, Doctors'
Memorial Hospital; Karl
Morgan, State Fire Marshall's
Office; Joey Jarvis, Merrill
Lynch; Brad Curry, Buckeye;
Leilana Caracciolo, U. S.
Army; Debbie Bassett, Natalie
jgMorgan and Andy Freeman,
"Capital City Bank.
Taylor County High School
The world is going to end? Don't worry
With all of the hype going on
about the world coming to an
end in December 2012, a few
thoughts come to mind.
I have heard various people
say that they are 100 percent
convinced that it will happen
and sometime in November or
early December of 2012- they
are going to withdraw all of
their money and sell all of their
stocks. If they really believe it,
all I can say is, why worry?
A majority of the world
scientists say that it's a fact
that every so many hundred
thousand years the earth is
completely destroyed and we
are at that time frame again
during 2012, but they say that
they don't think it will happen
again but if it's true, why
Or, are they just hiding the
truth because they don't think
We can handle it? Either way,
Scientists say that during
December 2012, the planets
will be lined up in a straight line
in the universe and that that will
signal the beginning of the end.
If so, why worry?
I have even talked to some
that believe it so strongly that
they are contemplating suicide
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Horseman's Association says 'thank you'
The Taylor County
Horseman's Association would
like to take this time to thank the
following merchants for their
support this year by advertising
with us at the arena. Also the
people who worked to make the
arena a nicer place for our kids.
We hope that the people of
Taylor County will come out
and support us at the next show
which is March 10 with sign-up
at 11 a.m. and show time at 12
p.m. Our shows are the second
Saturday of each month, January
through October. We also have
roping the same day at 7 p.m.
For anyone who would like,
Friday night is practice roping.
We are going to have a
special Fun Day on March 17
at noon for the kids. Everyone
is welcome. Admission to our
show is free and so is Fun Day.
We will be having games for
those with or without horses.
Bring the kids and have some
fun. Good food is available and
so is a lot of fun.
This list is of all our our
supporters and anyone who
contributed to make this
happen: H.B. Tuten Jr. Logging
Inc., Devane's Equipment and
Recycling LLC, Ware Oil,
Deal's Oyster House, Oscar
Howard III, Pouncy's, JB's Tire
and Repair, Thomas Chevrolet,
Bates Hydraulics, Iron Horse
Mud Ranch LLC, Badcock and
More, Flint Equipment, Tune
Ups Veterinary Equine Denistry,
Padgett Co. & Land Clearing,
Boyer Construction Co. Inc.,
Yarbrough Tire, Goodman's
BBQ, J&M Feed Store, Buckeye
Florida, The Fair Store, Ace
Hardware, O'Reilly Auto Parts
and James Jackson.
And a special thanks to the
workers for clean-up day. Also
thanks to Sherwin Williams
Paint for the paint that they
donated and Ryan's Automotive
for the great signs to let everyone
know that we are having a
show. I hope I haven't forgotten
anyone; if I have let me know.
YOU MUST BE JOKING...
I don't know what it is about the last
eight minutes of the final t.v. show of
the evening, but I can't do it.
I just can't do it.
I miss them every time.
Having an admitted addiction to The
Closer, and most Law & Order episodes,
is clearly debilitating. But when you
couple that with age issues, a serious
I never know who did it, who was
prosecuted, or who escaped justice.
It's a wonder I can sleep.
I determined, in the name of scientific
research, that I would attempt to
describe those last few minutes of
consciousness. Perhaps you have
visited that place, as well.
Typically, I'm in control of all my
faculties until 10:30 p.m.
But I find myself yawning.
Then I look at the clock and assure
myself: it's just 30 minutes...you can
make it to the end of this program. It's
just 30 minutes. I feel myself sinking
into the sofa which loves me best.
I pick myself back up a bit, yawn again
and blink several times.
None of that cures what is creeping
up on me like a shadow in a black-and-
I find myself looking left and right,
trying to keep-my faculties alert, for if
Jack McCoy and Deputy Chief Brenda
Lee Johnson can prevail, so should I.
I decide, clearly with impaired
judgment, that if I recline ever so
slightly, I will be able to coast to the end
of this program.
It is now 10:38 p.m. "You can do
this," I repeat to myself.
My eyes are heavy, and lifting them
up with my eyebrows only helps
So, with even more severely impaired
judgment, I decide to shut them--
just for a moment. After all, it's a
commercial; I can take a short break
and it feels so good--me in my cocoon
of a robe, surrounded by the sofa I love,
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
illuminated by only dim table lamps in
a house which has finally become quiet.
I open my eyes again, but only
momentarily because the comfort I am
experiencing is so much more important
than the product the television
commercial is attempting to sell.
Finally, the drama returns and I'm
enthusiastic about listening, with my
eyes closed. I know enough about
the story line to understand what's
happening, and that way I can have the
best of both worlds.
But everyone knows you can't have
the best of both worlds; you have to
And so, as the dialogue becomes
quieter, I surrender myself to
Sleep. Yes, an enchanting visitor
named Sleep bids me come yonder, and
then leaves me there on the sofa, with
my mouth hanging open unattractively,
while Jack McCoy and whatever good-
looking assistant d.a. he's currently
in cahoots with, work like dogs under
Hollywood lights to rip stories from the
headlines and bring them right into my
I'm gone now.
Somewhere in my dreams, I remember
that I don't know who committed the
crime. I wake up and it is two minutes
after 11 p.m.
It is always two minutes after 11 p.m.
Not 20 minutes, not two hours.
I can't call anyone, and I've missed
it again. That's when I realize I don't
want unlimited minutes, just my final
eight minutes back, and the feeling
those eight minutes bring.
I trudge upstairs to go to sleep, and I
can't, of course. I'm now wide awake. I
could make it through "Gone With the
Wind" (including the intermission) but
I'm not in the mood.
On some strange plain you reach at
middle-age, I realize this is the real law
and order of nature, and, to be sure, the
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Craig Walker, Vanessa Franklin
Couple to say vows at
Willow Pond Plantation
Dale and Mary Jane Franklin, along with Doug and Gena
Walker announce the forthcoming marriage of their children,
Vanessa Franklin and Craig Walker.
The couple will be joined together in holy matrimony on
Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 5 p.m. The wedding will take place at
Willow Pond Plantation in Monticello.
The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County High
School, currently employed with the Florida Department of
Corrections. She is the granddaughter of Maximo and Flaviana
Opon of Cebu, Philippines, and Annie-Lou White and the late Jack
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County
High School and is also employed with the Florida Department of
Corrections. He is the grandson of Eunice Blanton and the late
Grover C. Blanton Jr. of Sirmans, Florida, as well as Hamp and
lona Walker of Shady Grove.
Invitations will be issued to family and friends.
Two couples will marry
this Saturday, Feb. 25
Jamie Warf and Cory Sadler
remind friends and relatives of
their wedding this Saturday,
Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in Lakeside
A reception will follow.
Jessica Creamer and
Jonathan Alsip will also be
married this Saturday, Feb. 25,
at 12 noon.
They remind friends and
relatives of the 12 noon
the Book Mart
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ceremony in Westside Baptist
Church with a reception
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A-3 TaCO Times February 22, 2012
w Reunion season approaches
Are you 'connected' to your family?
Just today I wrote to
someone that "it is time to
finally dive into the country
life" and make this little cottage
in the woods all that I want it to
be. The collards I have been
growing are amazingly tender
and sweet; and although I lost a
few beet sprouts in the latest
freeze, I am hoping to have
pickled beets this spring too.
Because it has taken so long to
get going, my little farmette
name will be "The Caterpillar
Sore feet and the
This past Saturday night was
another community sing and
get-together at the Shady Grove
Two years ago, I didn't make
it because I was working late
and too exhausted. Last year, if
you remember, I did go and had
a wonderful evening! So, last
Saturday morning I was excited
as I decided what covered dish
I would take and what time to
stop working to get dressed and
Having decided on collard
greens, cornbread, sugar-free
whoopee pies, along with some
Valentine cake pops for the
children, I stood four hours at
the stove cooking and baking.
Then, with everything in the
refrigerator, ready to be
warmed right before going, I
decided to lie down for just a
few minutes and rest so that I
could stay the entire evening
this year. That was 4:30
Saturday afternoon. At 8:30,
the phone rang and I realized
that it was dark outside --
You see, Mr. Don McClure
(our real-life Cowboy Poet and
Author-in-Residence) and his
wife, Gerry, are back in Shady
Grove visiting from
Washington state. His birthday
is this month and he was a big
part of the sing celebration last
year. SO, I was doubly
disappointed that I overslept
and missed out on the gathering
of more than 50 people
enjoying good music, good
laughs and a good time together
well into the night. I seldom
have all the local news that
Grandma had in so many of her
columns, but I love the
acceptance I have been
extended. I have your birthday
All Shifts, Part-Time/
Call Lewis Barwick, RN, DON
8 am,- 5 pm,
Call Joyce Denham, ED
card, Mr. McClure, and will get
By Deborah Sheffield
it to you soon-- please don't
leave for home without a visit
and a chance for me to let you
know that I am glad you two
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Call me today.
A BIG thanks to all of you
who placed orders for a
cookbook...what a terrific
response! We are excited that
so many of you will have a
copy of Grandma's and her
younger sisters' legacy.
FYI to all Annie Mae's
grandchildren in town:
Remember that the Grandma
Hendry reunion (which brings
together her children from the
marriage to Andrew Jackson
McLeod and later to Alderman
C. Hendry) will be the Saturday
before Good Friday at noon in
the Robert M. Hendry United
Methodist Church hall in Shady
Grove, March 31. (I'll make
you a birthday cake--Nancy
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Who in the world is thinking about Vacation Bible School in February?
Yes, VBS in
Who in the world is thinking
about Vacation Bible School in
February? The Taylor Baptist
Association is...and offers help
for all churches on Feb. 27
when an Early Bird VBS Clinic
will be held at the association
office at 6 p.m. "Amazing
Wonders" will come to this
For details, please contact
Glenn Baker at 843-0690.
By SARAH HALL
Please pray for Courtney
Woodfaulk in Gainesville;
Ruby Jane Britt, Lucille Lester,
LaDoris Brasby and Francis
Toliver, all at home; Randolph
Woodfaulk; Mary Phillips;
Ollie Mae Glanton; Willie
James "Jimmy" Sermons in the
hospital in St. Petersburg; and
Charlotte Blount, also at home.
Also, in bereavement: the
families of the late Nathaniel
Britt, the late Barbara Jean
Franklin, the late Marilyn
(Sweet Pea) Garner and the
late Viola Powell.
AARP Chapter 4033 will
hold its regular meeting on
Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 9:30
a.m. at the Perry Shrine Club.
If you have not paid your dues
for 2012, please come prepared
to do so. Jeane Hlebak is
president of our chapter which,
this month, celebrates 25 years
of charitable services to Taylor
Don't forget that this is
Black History Month:
celebrate, educate and activate!
Congratulations to the
opening of a new shop, Taylor
County Uniforms, located in
the Old Depot, downtown on
Ellis Street. Welcome to the
Think about it: "No man can
serve two masters; for either he
will hate the one, and love the
other; or else he will hold to
the one, and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and
mammon. (wealth)" Matt. 6:24
Lighthouse Children's Home
of Tallahassee will be at Mt.
Carmel Baptist Church on
Pisgah Road for the Sunday,
Feb. 26, evening service which
begins at 6.
Billy Gipson, pastor of the
church, cordially invites
everyone in the community to
Mark March 16!
Trinity House of Praise will
hold its first Women's
Conference on March 16-18.
Please contact B. E. Hollis at
Women's Day is
The Little Bethel A.M.E.
church family and Pastor
Vickie Mays invite the
community to Women's Day on
Sunday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m.
Minister Nadine Mango will
be the guest speaker and the
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist
Church Female Ensemble will
serve as the guest choir for the
Linda Gear, 34, died on
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Big
Bend Hospice in Tallahassee.
She was bom on Dec. 25,
1977, to Smittie Gear and Lola
Brooke Ferguson. Coming
from Tyler, Texas, she had lived
in Perry for the past 14 years.
Ms. Gear was a homemaker
and attended New Home
Survivors include: her father,
Smittie Gear, of Tyler, Texas;
one son, Jesse Gear, of Perry;
one daughter, Brittany Gear, of
Alabama; two brothers, Billy
Gear and Jimmy Gear, both of
Tyler; five sisters; Martha
Lewis of Perry, Brenda Gear,
Samantha Gear and Mary Ann
Gear, all of Jackson, Tenn., and
Angie Doody, of Kentucky; and
a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be
held at Sealey Cemetery on
Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m.
with Chuck Dugan officiating.
Nathaniel Britt, 66, died
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. He
was a native of Perry and
former employee of Fru-con.
He was preceded in death by
his mother, Leila Britt.
Survivors include: his wife,
Mabel Britt; six sons, Nathaniel
G. (Vickie) Britt, Kevin Britt,
Todderick Britt, Chadrick Britt,
Thomas Britt, all of Perry, and
Darryl Ross of Tallahassee;
four daughters, Naejeahna
Britt, Erica Evans, "-Lealer
Sneed and Treavette Green, all
of Perry; his father, Orlando
Prince Sr.; five brothers,
Thomas James Turner and
Robert T. 'Williams, both of
Perry, Orlando (Michelle)
Prince Jr. of Bonifay, Calvin
Ronald (Katrenia) Britt of Port
Charlotte, and Willie James
(Joyce) Prince of Miami; six
sisters, Janie Johnson of
Miami, Patricia ('Willie)
Patterson and Laura Campbell
both of Perry, Sandra (Glenn)
Leggette of Starke, Cathy
Denice Prince and Doris L.
(Freddie) Harris, both of
Jacksonville; and 25
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. at
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist
Church with interment
following at Springhill
Family members will receive
friends Friday, Feb. 24, from 5
until 7 p.m. at Trinity Funeral
Home which is in charge of
Henry J. Nix
Henry J. Nix, 59, died on
Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at his
residence. He was born in
Cairo, Ga., to Jesse Nix and
Coming from Bainbridge,
Ga., he had lived in Perry since
1979. Mr. Nix attended
Cornerstone Church and
worked for Tom's Foods,
retiring in 1993. He also
operated heavy equipment with
Leroy Bowden and worked at
Mr. Nix was preceded in
death by his wife, Carol Suzella
Nix, his father, Jesse Nix, and
brothers, Early B. Nix and Pete
Lewis. He is survived by:
longtime companion of 12
years, Faith White of Perry; a
son, James (DeAnna) Nix; one
daughter, Becky (Robert)
Hornsby, all of Perry; his
mother, Elizabeth Nix of
Baxley, Ga.; four brothers;
Mike Lewis and David Lewis,
both of Baxley, Ga., Gene
Lewis, of Bushnell, James
Lewis of Prattville, Ala.; two
sisters, Ruby Cox, of
Gibsonton and Thelma Lewis,
of Baxley, Ga; six
grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; and a host of nieces
Memorial services were held
at Joe P. Bums Funeral Home
Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 15,
at 3:30 p.m. with Kurt
Whitfield officiating. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be
made toward funeral expenses.
Lorraine Marie Hill
Lorriane Marie "Skippy"
Hill, 49, died Friday, Feb. 10,
Coming from Erie Pa., she
had been a resident of Perry
since 1991. She was the
daughter of Harry Edward
Wagner and Joan Marie
Prather. She attended St. Johns
Christian Church and was a
restaurant owner and operator.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Eldon Hill, and
She is survived by: two
daughters, Nicole Hearn of
Perry and Natasha Heam of
Wichita Springs, Texas; three
step-sons, Jeff Crain, Adrian
Crain and Elden Hill, Jr.; four
brothers-in-law, Irvin Hill,
Ronnie Hill, Cecil Hill and
William Hill, all of Perry; four
sisters-in-law, Coretha Smith,
Lydia Maurer, Betty Trussell
and Shellie Johnson, all of
Perry; one grandchild, Lillith
Heam; and a host of nieces,
nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held
Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at Beggs
Funeral Home Chapel. Family
members received friends the
evening of Tuesday, Feb. 14,
from 6 until 8.
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The Taylor County High
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be played Saturday, March 24,
in the TCHS gym.
The double elimination
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Hunter safety course to be held Saturday
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The class will be held Feb. 25
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students
who have taken the online
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An aerial view of Tuesday's "Walk in My Shoes" event, which traveled from the Hampton Inn to Doctors' Memorial Hospital. An estimated 500 walkers took part in the
event, which strives to raise awareness of childhood sexual abuse. (Photo courtesy of Ward Ketring and Luther Turner)
Recent abuse scandals are
'national teaching moment'
WALK IN MY SHOES
Continued from page 1
Book called the recent child
sexual abuse scandals at Penn
State and Syracuse University
"a national teaching moment."
"The Penn State and Syracuse
scandals focused public
attention on this neglected issue
and gave us an opportunity to
change laws, awareness and
institutional practices in ways
that can end the scourge of
childhood sexual abuse," she
Book added that when she
arrives at the Capitol today she
will advocate for changes in state
law, including strengthening
Florida's child sexual abuse
Currently, the Florida Abuse
Hotline is only obligated to
accept reports if the alleged
abuser is a primary caregiver.
That means the hotline would
not have accepted a report like
the Penn State allegations,
since Jerry Sandusky was not
the victims' primary caregiver,
The final leg of Book's walk
will begin at 11 a.m. at the
Governors' Square Mall and
will end at the Capitol.
Resignation effective May 1
Preparing to begin the walk, participants filled the Hampton Inn parking lot. Before
they began, volunteers led them in a series of stretches. Each walker received a free
t-shirt. (Photos by Omar Vega, Lauren's Kids)
Continued from page 1
programs forward to meet those
challenges," he added.
In tendering his resignation,
Still said he will remain at the
district until May 1.
Prior to his appointment as
executive director, Still served
as the district's legislative
liaison. He reviewed legislation
and assisted in the development
of state water policy. Before
joining the district, Still was
employed at the St. Johns River
Water Management District
as a professional engineer in
the Department of Resource
The governing board has
not yet announced its plans or
process for filling the executive
Chambers touts 29 years of
law enforcement experience
The walk drew a large number of local young people. Several parents pushed
younger children in strollers during the three-mile event while others were in
Continued from page 1
Taylor County. During my
29 years in law enforcement
and security, I have been
honored to serve the citizens
of Taylor County as well as
the state of Florida during my
"As-your 'working sheriff,' I
will be committed and dedicated
to a common goal-public trust,
protection and devotion to the
safety and quality of life for the
citizens in this community. As
your sheriff, I will be accessible
and involved in our community.
'Working sheriff' is not just a
phrase, it's my commitment to
He stated in, conclusion,
"With your vote, we can make
Taylor County a safer place and
a community that people, after
visiting, want to stay and raise
Saint Leo announces honor roll
The Madison office of Saint
"Leo University released the
Dean's List of students with
high academic achievement for
the Fall 2011 term.
These students completed
at least 12 credit hours and
received a GPA of 3.65 or
higher. Seven students from
Taylor County were among the
32 students named to the Dean's
List: (elementary education)
Melissa Carter, Bryttany
Martin, Jacqueline McDonald
and Brenda Raulerson; and
(human services) Kende
Bodiford, Tammy Davis and
Letters to the Editor
Hundreds have predicted the end
Several local officials joined the walk, including City of Perry Mayor Emily Ketring
(left) and County Commission Chairman Pat Patterson (second from left).
.. I ..
A contingent of officers from Taylor Correctional Institution walked together,
sporting the event's blue shirts over their brown uniform pants and black boots.
Continued from page 2
during that time frame, again
though if the world is going to
be destroyed, why worry?
According to the Aztec
calendar, all things end during
December 2012, why did they
stop at that date? Who really
knows, maybe the keeper of
the calendar ran out of ink, or
his chisel broke or he just died.
Either way, why worry?
Nostradamus predicted world
destruction at the end of 2012,
his predictions, just like others
can be interpreted in many
ways, you can take his writings
and apply them to events
occurring now and make them
fit, if you use your imagination,
then again, why worry?
Even some of our God fearing
people are getting worried and
have their doubts about the
future, if you truly believe in
God and his power, why worry?
If you are really worried,
get right with your maker, live
right and live each day as if it
was your last, at some point in
time it will be, but for now, why
Be it 2012, 3012 or 4012,
one day this earth probably
will end, just be prepared, why
Hundreds of people throughout
history have predicted dates
that the world would come to an
end. So far none of them have
been correct, but sooner or later
someone will be correct, but
until then, why worry?
I am sure that if and when
the rumbling starts upstairs and
the heavens open up there, will
be a lot less atheists and non-
believers in this world, and the
churches will be overflowing,
but if you believe, why
Like the man said, "If you are
worried, pray, if you pray, why
R. Buzz Powers
Explaining the president's budget
Every year, the White House is supposed to give
America a budget. There hasn't been one since
The president has just presented his first budget
since taking office. He wants to raise the debt
ceiling and for you to pay for it. I would like to
give you the Obama budget in the language that we
speak, so that you may understand what's ahead.
This rather brilliantly cuts thru all the political
doublespeak we get. It puts it into a much
better perspective that even you, the reader, can
understand. I will call each example lesson #1 and
U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000.
Fed Budget: $3,820,000,000,000.
New Debt: $1,650,000,000,000.
National Debt: $14,271,000,000,000.
Recent Riudet Cuts!: $3..5 000.000..
Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a
Annual family income: $21,700.
Money the family spent: $38,200.
New debt on the credit card: $16,500.
Outstanding balance on the credit card:
Total budget cuts: $385.
Got it? Do you get it yet?
Ok now, Lesson #2:
Here's another way to look at the debt ceiling.
Lets say, you come home from work and
find there has been a sewer backup in your
neighborhood... and your home has sewage all the
way up to your ceilings.
What do you think you should do?
1. Raise the ceiling, or
2. Pump out the mess?
Your choice is coming in November 2012.
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Up on the roof
Poker Run will benefit
Veterans Memorial Park
A Poker Run benefitting
Veterans Memorial Park is
planned for Saturday, March 31,
beginning at 11 a.m
The ride will begin at the park,
located at 900 North Jefferson
Street, and end at the Perry Elks
Lodge. Registration is $20 per
bike ($5 for each extra hand).
Lunch will be included for
all participants and additional
dinners may be purchased in
advance for $6 each at Curves
of Perry or His, Hers & Ours
Salon. Dinners will also be
available the day of the event
for $8 each from 1-4 p.m.
Mark Copeland will provide
entertainment and a cake
auction will be held.
Everyone is welcome to
For more information, please
contact Wendy at 838-5190.
Event sponsors include Perry
Elks Lodge, Joe P. Bums Funeral
Home and Mark Wiggins.
Honor roll students recognized
at Taylor County Elementary
Taylor County Elementary
School has announced the
following honor roll for the
second nine weeks grading
period for 2011-12:
3rd grade, All A's
Nicolas Bennett, Madison
Buzbee, Aundre' Campbell,
Cole English,' Caroline Gray,
Christopher Hendry, Frederick
Knowles, Trista Knowles,
Hailee McGuire, Brookelynn
Padgett, J.T. Price, Jordan
Tyler, Ashley Weatherly, Jacob
Wilson and Abigail Wynn.
3rd grade, A/B
Caleb Addison, Caden
Adkison, Sarah Bailey,
Allora Baxley, Jule Bell,
Makyla Biado-Walker, Evette
Boatwright, Kylan Brown,
Cambron Byrd, Allen
Buchanan, Ayonna Carter,
Bradley Cooper, Kennede
Crowley, Jenna Davis, Hannah
Dorman, Kristien Foster,
Abbagale Frampton, Samari
Franklin, Julius Fraser, Zoie
Gibson, Amanda Gray, Devlin
Hamrick, Barbara Hardemon,
Makayla Harris, Mact
Haworth, Mason Home, Slade
Lago, Gabriel Lundy, Brielle
Lynch, Joan MacNeill. Zoey
McGuire, Macie McGuire,
Tahlia Miller, Hunter Mock,
Roderick Monroe, Rodney
Moore, Hardee Mosley, Cassie
Murphy, C'Anna Parker, Hayla
Parker, Jade Parker, Kayla
Pete, Joshuah Poisel, Kadyn
Puhl, Rebecca Shoaff, Hunter
Shiver, Hayden Singletary,
Christian Dale Smith, Brandon
Sparks, Omonte' Taylor,
Ryan Thompson, Alyssa
Tucker, Daniel Walker, Tyler
Washington, Malayshia White,
Kamryn Williamson, Tristen
Willetts and Mitchell Worthy.
4th grade, All A's
Bea Anderson, Elizabeth
Blue, Ethan Buckhalter, Nicole
Davis, Robert Glanton, Dillon
Gregory, Caroline Homsby,
Andy Jiang, Dennis Jiang,
Ceven Kidd, Bradley LaValle,
Josie Louk, LaDona Mingus,
Harley Mosley, Megan Murphy,
Janki Patel, Urvish Patel, Katie
Ricketson, Theresa Rogers,
Josh Rowell, Joseph Shoaff,
Melody Spradley, Victoria
Taylor, Caylen Tyler, Kimbria
Williams and Alexis Yates.
4th grade, A/B
Jaydyn Andrews, Allison
Baker, Zachery Bembry,
Jackson Cash, Maicie Clark,
Ty'Quavious Clayton, Sherwin
Davis, Alex Flores, Tyler Gear,
Tailor Gillyard, Alexis Gorby,
Gabriel Guzman, Camden Hale,
Benjamin Hamilton, Keishunna
Hamilton, Nathen Heartsfield,
Roman Herring, Caleb Holmes,
Treyton Kirk, Leslie Knowles,
Cody Lastinger, Haleigh
LaValle, Tyler Lee, Johnathan
Lewis, Robertica Mango,
Deborah Markey, Jamieahna
McNair, Jayla Mosley, Kayla
Padgett, Julian Phillips,
Serenity Pittman, Jordan Pyke,
Sumia Reza, Keiaria Schubert,
Adam Sellers, Noah Shores,
Thu Tran, Adam Webber, Janiya
Williams, Kaitlin Willis, Haley
Wolferman, Essance Yates,
Ryan Yelverton and Zachary
5th grade, All A's
Noved Ahmed, Alyssa
Broome, Caelyn Brown,
Kinady Crews, Davis Cruce,
Isabella Flores, Evie Gillie,
Max Kallschmidt, Abigail
Langford, Ryne Linton, Abigail
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Covenant Hospice to host
free grief workshop March 1
Coping with the death of a
loved can be extremely difficult.
For this reason, Covenant
Hospice invites those who have
lost a loved one to attend a free
grief workshop from 10 a.m.
to noon on Thursday, March
1, at the Covenant Hospice
Community Support Center,
located at 2057 S. Byron Butler
Parkway, Suite 9.
The workshop is free and
open to anyone in the
community, but registration is
Those who are both newly
bereaved and those who are still
coping from a previous loss are
invited to attend.
A Covenant Hospice
bereavement specialist will
present current information
on coping strategies, normal
grief reactions and supporting
someone in grief.
Attendees are encouraged to
bring a friend to learn some new
insights into the grief process.
For more information, please
contact Bobbie Massey at 701-
Covenant Hospice is a not-
for-profit organization dedicated
to providing comprehensive,
compassionate services to
patients and loved ones during
times of life-limiting illnesses.
The focus of Covenant
Hospice is "to enable its patients
to live as fully and comfortably
as possible, to provide dignified
palliative care, to assist patients'
loved ones in coping with end-
of-life issues and the eventual
death of the patient, and to
improve care for all patients at
the end of their lives by example
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AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at Perry
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays,
noon, Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry; fourth Tuesday,
5:30 p.m., Perry Historic Station.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at
Jerkins Community Center.
Optimist Club: Thursday, noon at
Rosehead, downtown Perry.
Perry Garden Club: third
Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: second and
fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third
Tues., 6 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets
first and third Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
S7 p.m. (club. house on Courtney
Perry Woman's Club: second
Wed., noon (September to May).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at
Taylor County Leadership
Council: second and fourth Friday,
7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Vogue XIll: first Mon., 7:30 p.m.
Airport Advisory Committee:
fourth Wednesday, 12 noon, Perry-
Chamber of Commerce: second
Thurs., 8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: second and fourth
Tues., at 6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon.
and third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse
annex; workshop, fourth Tues., 3 p.m.
Juvenile Justice Council: third
Thurs., 9 a.m., at Juvenile Justice
Office, 1719 South Jefferson Street.
Planning Board: first Thurs.,
6 p.m. Courthouse annex (old post
Taylor County Construction
License Board Meeting: third Fri.,
2 p.m., courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development
Authority: second Mon., noon, at
Historic Perry Station.
Taylor County School Board: first
and third Tues., 6 p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
fourth Tuesday at 18820 Beach
Road, 5:30 p.m.
Taylor Soil & Water Conservation
District Board: fourth Monday,
7 p.m., Foley Airport terminal
conference room. Call 584-4329 for
Tourism Development Council:
second Thurs., 12 p.m., Chamber of
Community Prayer Luncheon:
Monday at noon, Main Street Cafe.
All are welcome.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday,
3 p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second
Monday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Helping Hands of the Shelter:
every Tuesday, 6 p.m., Chamber of
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m. .
Home Educators League of
Perry: Forest Capital Hall. Call 584-
6866 or visit on-line htt://taylor.ifas.
La Leche League International:
second Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor
County Public Library.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first
and third Fridays. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation:
second and fourth Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal
grounds, Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe:
first Saturday, Oak Hill Village on
Woods Creek Road.
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds
open monthly meeting on first
Thursday, Golden Corral, 7 p.m. Call
Parrot Heads in Perry-"dise"
Club: meets the second and fourth
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Call 843-1469 for
Pet adoptions: Taylor County
Animal Shelter, open Monday
through Friday. Call 838-3525.
Republican Party of Taylor
County: second Thursday, 6 p.m., at
Rigoni's Cookhouse on Highway 19
North. Call 584-5878.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP):
Thursday, 10 a.m., 502 N. Center
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday,
6 p.m., at the district building on
Taylor County Amateur Radio
Club: first Monday, 7 p.m.,
Perry-Foley Airport conference
Taylor County Brotherhood:
meets on Mondays, 7 p.m., at New
Brooklyn; every third Saturday,
9 a.m., at Stewart Memorial.
Taylor County Brotherhood
Choir: meets every Thursday,
6 p.m., at Stewart Memorial.
Taylor County Habitat for
Humanity: board meeting, second
Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Room 208,
Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society:
third Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society
building. Society's museum is open
every Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: second
Fri., Club Roping, 7:30 p.m.; third
Sat., speed events, 11 a.m.; last
Sat., roping, 6 p.m. Arena is located
on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m.to noon, public library.
Taylor County Reef Research
Team: second Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
Forest Capital Hall.
Taylor County Senior Center:
Executive Board of Directors
meeting, every third Thursday.
Taylor County United:
second Mon., 7 p.m., Evangel
Christian Fellowship (1454 Courtney
Whole Child Taylor-Shared
Service Network: fourth Mon.,
9 a:m., Alton H. Wentworth
Yam Lovers Circle: first and third
Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Taylor County
AL-ANON: meets every Thursday
at noon, St. James Episcopal
Alcoholics Anonymous: Monday,
7 p.m. and Thursday, 7 p.m. at the
Serenity House, 1824 N. Jefferson
St. Call 843-3484.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m.,
Big Bend Hospice office (107 E.
Celebrate Recovery: a non-
recovery ministry meets Thursdays
at 6 p.m., in the First Baptist Church
Youth Center (old Citizens Bank
Narcotics Anonymous: Sun.,
Tues., Wed., Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat.,
12 p.m. Catholic Church of the
Immaculate Conception (Parish
Center), 2750 S. Byron Butler
Pkwy. For questions, call: (877)
Perry Winners Group of
Alcoholics Anonymous: Friday,
8 p.m.; Heritage House, 317 N.
every Friday, 7 p.m., at Charity
Baptist Church, 580 E. Highway
The Way: (faith-based 12-step
group for addicts and alcoholics)
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., and Friday,
7 p.m., at the Serenity House,
1824 N. Jefferson St. Call 672-
AMVETS Post 20: third
Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 671 Charles
American Legion Post #291:
second Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96:
first Tues., 7 p.m., American
Legion Hall, Center St.
Sons of Confederate
Veterans: fourth Thursday at
North Orange Street. Call 584-
5725 or 838-2045.
VFW Post #9225: second
Tuesday, 7 p.m. (American
To add your group or
organization to the Community
Calendar, call 584-5513
or e-mail newsdesk@
B-2 Taco Times February 22, 2012
The deadlines for classified ads are Monday by 5
p.m. for the Taco Times and Wednesday by 5 p.m.
for the Perry News- Herald.
Small ads...big deal
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Moving sale. Furniture, clothes,
household items. Friday, Feb. 24, and
Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8 a.m. until noon,
2940 San Pedro Road (East Green
Two family yard sale. Saturday, Feb. 25,
from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 216 W. Leon
Street. Prom dresses, shoes, furniture,
girls, junior girls, women and some
men's clothes, and other odds and
You can be a CNA. Quest Training has
resumed classes. No GED or high,
school diploma required if age 18.
Registered nurse instructor, day and
evening classes, (386) 362-1065.
Blueberries, Figs, Grapes, Japanese
Persimmons, Plums, Pomegranates.
Abe Whitfield, Turkey Roost Nursery,
Cash for junk cars and trucks. 7 days a
week. Call 386-658-1030 or 904-887-
Metal and Junk
3 ferrets with large cage. Just don't
have time to play with them. $150 (paid
$90 for each of them and $175 for
cage.) Call (727)433-4514.
JP 02/22 02/24
Lost cat, white Persian male, orange
ears, flat face, long hair. Lost near
Stephens and Ash. REWARD, call
Own your land, have an old mobile
home and want a new modular home
with no money down at 4%, call (352)
493-9600 or, after 6 p.m. call (352)
4 BD, 2 BA Jacobsen modular home in
Perry in El Rancho Subdivision right off
of Miller Rd. $4,500 down and $610 per
mo. Owner has financing, call (352)
493-9600 or, after 6 p.m. call (352) 262-
2012 4 BD, 2 BA Jacobsen home on 2
acres in Deerwood at the Beaches on
Blacktail Way. Only $3,500 down and
$512 per month. Call (352) 262-4531.
Our loss, your gain a 2009 Jacobsen
Triple-wide 4 br, 3 bth 2400 sq. ft. model
#7604 & a 2011 32x68 3 BD, 2 BA
2100 sq. ft. Model #46410w. Will
entertain all offers, call (352) 493-9600
or, after 6 p.m. call (352) 262-4531.
REPOS, REPOS, REPOS AT GREAT
PRICES ON 3 AND 5 BEDROOM
HOMES READY FOR YOUR LAND.
CALL (352) 493-9600 or, AFTER 6
P.M. CALL (352) 262-4531.
4 BD, 2 BA 2012 Jacobsen delivery &
set up on your land with 10% down or
your trade in. Owner has financing for
good or bad credit $536 per month for
20 years 9.5%. Call (352) 262-4531.
1 bedroom apartment for rent. Call
For rent. 2 bedroom, 2 bath single wide.
No pets. For sale, 2 bedroom single
wide fixer upper to be moved $600. Call
3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on
private lot, near schools. Minimal one
year signed rental agreement will be
required. $550 deposit and $550 per
month. Call (850) 371-0227 or (850)
672-0485 for more information.
RV spot. Includes city water, sewage,
power and cable. Not in park, off US 98.
$350 per month. Call (727) 433-4514
02/08 02/24, JP
Office space for lease. 224 N. Jefferson
Street. Will alter to suit. On-site parking.
Up to 2,000 sq. ft. $900 per month,
SAH Properties. Call (850) 656-6340.
1 bedroom fully furnished trailer for rent
in nice quiet area. Utilities and satellite
TV included. 1 adult only, no children,
no pets. $130 per week plus $130
security deposit. Call (850) 584-2199.
For rent. Mobile home 2 bedroom, 1
bath. Fully furnished on private
property, large front porch. Adults only.
$450 monthly and $300 Deposit. Call
This beautifully remodeled spacious
one level Spanish style 3 bedroom, 3
bath house has a unique, open floor
plan with lots of glass, a formal
living/dining room, den with fireplace,
TV room, screened patio and 2 car
garage. $1,200 per month. Call (850)
3 bedroom, 2 bath with family room in
Glenridge area. House is on 1 acre of
land, has patio, and storage shelter.
Two miles to town and schools. For
more information call 584-4098.
Room for rent in 3 bedroom mobile
home, full usage. Cable, washer, dryer,
kitchen. Off North 19 just outside City
limits $110 per week. Call (850) 843-
02/08 02/24, JP
FOR LEASE Immaculate. 2/2, central
H/A, newly renovated w/new kitchen &
bath cabinets, counter tops, sinks,
furnished or unfurnished, covered
porches, no water or garbage fees.
Must see, better than most. Limit of 2
non-smoking adults only, no pets. $600
monthly plus damage dep. 584-3681
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.
Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from monthly $595
(required $45 deposit), $165 weekly or
$40 daily (tax included). 317 N. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-672-0973.
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."
Westgate Rooms available for rent.
refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable,
AC/Heater. Everything included. $165
weekly, $40 daily, $595-$635. per
month. Call 850-672-0973.
J. W. HILL
Real Estate Broker & \
RV sites $20 daily, $100 weekly, $350
monthly. Tax included. 1627 S. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-299-6554.
Apartment for rent. 1 bedroom, 1 bath.
everything included, water garbage,
electricity, cable with HBO. Everything
furnished. $245 weekly, $850 monthly.
317 N. Byron Butler Pkwy. Skylark
--Under New Management --
2- 3 BR apartments 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
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.
Beach house at Dark Island, $250K,
90% financing available. Call (850)
Landscaped by Nature. Enjoy peaceful
mornings and quiet evenings on the
banks of the Suwannee River. This 2/2
home overlooks some of the prettiest
shoals on the Suwannee. $119,000
MLS#78862. Call Kellie Shirah, Poole
Realty, Inc. (386) 208-3847.
House for sale. REDUCED 4 bedroom,
.2 bath, real hardwood floors. Asking
$75,500. Call 843-1301.
House for sale! 3 bedroom, 1 bath,
eat-in kitchen and formal dining room.
Recent upgrades, remodeling, and new
roof. Great starter or retirement home.
Priced to sell at $70,000.811 E. Cherry
Street. For more information call 584-
2007 Honda Accord. 4 doors less than
75,000 miles, 36 mpg, excellent
condition, asking $12,500. Call (850)
584-3694 or (850) 371-0266
2004 Colorado, 2006 Silverado!
2004 Explorer, 2003 F150, 1998 F150!
2000 Sonoma, 2002 Accord!
2004 Cherokee, 2004 Frontier!
2004 Quest, 2009 Wrangler! 2008 G61
Headturners Auto Inc.
Buy, Sell, Trade.
Cars, Trucks and SUV'sl
Located in front of
Ryan's Everything Automotive.
We Finance on the Spot!
Saturday, Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m.
Location: 475 Mack Cruce Road, Perry, FL
Consignments: Wed. Fri. Prior to Auction
For more info on this auction contact:
J.W. Hill and Associates 386-362-3300 or
Henry Browning 850-838-7566
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4 Development Sites located in Boca Raton, Kissimmee, Orlando and St Cloud, FL
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Equipment Trailer, car or truck hauler
14' heavy duty all steel construction. 2
sets of ramps, double axle 2" bumper
pull $875. Call 850-843-0883
1994 Honda Civic
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4
1995 Toyota 4 Runner
1998 Dodge Dakota short bed truck
Call for details (850) 948-4869.
Domino's Pizza now hiring all positions.
Please apply at store.
Advent Christian Village
Current JOBS Line Advertisement
call 658-5627 or visit www.acvillage.net
24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Work in a Community, Feeling like one
of the Familyl
PT/FT in various settings including
summer seasonal, quick service,
institutional, and cafeteria. Prior
experience in institutional or cafeteria
food service a plus but not required.
Flexible work schedules include
evening & weekends. Must be
dependable. Safe food handling
certification required & available after
FT positions include health, dental, life,
disability, supplemental insurance;
403b retirement account; paid time off,
access to onsite daycare and fitness
facilities. Apply in person at Personnel
Office Monday through Friday from 9
a.m. until 4 p.m., or fax
resume/credentials to (386) 658-5160.
background checks required.
02/22 03/02, ACV
J&J Equipment is looking to train
qualified persons in petroleum
equipment maintenance and
construction. Applicants must have a
valid driver's license, dependable
transportation, and submit to drug
testing. E-mail resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up
application at 88 Ellison FEith. Rd.,
Perry:i '"N PHOr6 "G/ALLS
Nursing Instructor Position at North
Florida Community College. See
www.nfcc.edu for details.
Help wanted. Part-time sales person
with showroom work. Apply in person,
no phone calls. Badcock Home
Furniture & More.
Registered Pharmacy Technician. Must
be registered as a pharmacy technician
with the Florida Board of Pharmacy or
be enrolled in a pharmacy technician
training program approved by the
Board of Pharmacy. Drug test and
background check will be required.
Apply in person at O'Quinn Pharmacy.
No phone calls.
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Carpet, Vinyl and Repairs. Will beat all
prices. Call 850-838-9050. If no answer
please a leave message.
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.
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-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
CAPITAL CITY BANK,
v. CASE NO. 11-672-CA
FRONT PORCH LIFESTYLES, INC., et al,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE Is hereby given that ANNIE
MAE MURPHY, Clerk of. the Circuit
Court of Taylor County, Florida, will on
the 13th day of MARCH, 2012, at 11:00
a.m. at the Taylor County Courthouse
In Perry, Florida, offer for sale and sell
at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following
described property situated in Taylor
County, Florida, to-wit:
Parcel I.D. #13-09-09-09459-565
LOT 109, SUGAR HILL ESTATES, AS PER
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 161, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF TAYLOR COUNTY,
pursuant 'to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in a case
pending In said Court, the style of
/,,,ynich is-,as sel oul above, and the
"'dc.c ke number ot v.'hnicn I i .5672.CA
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 sixty (60) days after the
WITNESS my hand and the official seal
of said Court, this 13th day of
ANNIE MAE MURPHY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida
By: Marti Lee
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THOMAS GREGORY TOMPKINS,
File No: 11-751-CP DIVISION: PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
THOMAS GREGORY TOMPKINS,
deceased, whose date of death was
September 1, 2011, is pending In the
O N Lu r IN E O N Y6 3 -t B n k F o e l o e
Bidding Ends Marchi 6th at 3pm EST/2 pm CST
Many Selling Absolute!
A to Z Farm and Lawn Service Many Selling Absolute!
Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal, 4 Res. Lots, Econfina Preserve, Shady Grove, FL
dump truck service, harrowing, bush Res. Lot, Trammell Dees Farm, Jasper, FL
hog mowing, rake work, dirt leveling
and complete lawn service. Call 584- 800-323-8388
6737. LLI Rowell Realty & Auction Co., Inc.
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OLD SCHOOL SPORTS JERSEYS/TROPHIES
OLD JERKINS SCHOOL rUEMSrROPHIES
TAYLOR COuNrNY REUCS
OLD PAPER MONEY
SILVER HALF DOLLARS
LVER DOLLARS/ QUARTERS/ DIME
OLD SPORTS CARDS (PRE 1 .90)
OLD METAL SIGNS I
VINTAGE COCA COLA ITEMS
OLD McCOY POTTERY
OLD ROSEVILLE POTTERY
USED HOUSEHOLD FURNrTURE
OLD COSTUME JEWELRY
Dries in 3-4 Hours ~ Tile Floors Pet Odors
5 TREE CAPITAL CLEANING
" 584-CLEAN (584-2532)
Circuit Court for Taylor County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which Is Taylor County Courthouse,
Attention: Probate Division, Post
Office Box 620, Perry, Florida, 32348.
The file number is 11-751-CP. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice Is
required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent or
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
The date of first publication of this
notice is February 15, 2012.
BENJAMIN GREGORY TOMPKINS
327 Uvalda Highway, #22
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
CHERIE H. FINE, ESQUIRE
Attorney for Personal Representative
Fla. Bar No. 0331317
FINE, FARKASH & PARLAPIANO, PA
Attorneys for Petitioner
622 NE First Street
Galnesville, Florida 32601
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That
Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION
issued In the Circuit Court of Taylor
County, Florida, on the 24th, day of
January, 2012, in the cause wherein
Community Bank & Trust Of Florida, Is
plaintiff, and Charles W. Whitley and
Deborah J. Whitley are defendants,
being Case No. 10-795-CA in said
Court, I, Lawrence E. Williams, as
Sheriff of Taylor County, Florida, have
levied upon all the right, title and
Interest of the defendants Charles W.
Whitley and Deborah J. Whitley, in
and to the following described real
property lying and situate In Taylor
County, Florida, to-wit: PARCEL ID #
LOT 71, BAHIA UNIT OF CEDAR ISLAND,
. AS PER MAP aOR PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
113, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
Property address: 21445 Sandpiper
Rd. S, Perry FL 32348
And on the 9th day of March, 2012 at
the West side of the Taylor County
Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson St., In
the City of Perry, 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 said defendant's,
Charles W. Whitley and Deborah J.
Whitley, rights, title, and interest In a
foresaid property at public outcry
and will sell the same, subject to
taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances
and judgments, If any, to the highest
and best bidder or btdders for CASH,
the proceeds to be applied as far as
may be to the payment of costs and
the satisfaction of the above-
described execution. Sale Is subject
to Florida Tax Stamps. In accordance
with the Americans With Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of Court, telephone
(850) 838-3506, not later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceeding.
B-3 TaCO Times February 22, 2012
L.E. "Bummy" Williams, as Sheriff
of Taylor County, Florida
By: Sgt. Steven R. Bell 15
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That
Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION
Issued in the County Court of St.
Johns County, Florida, on the 2nd,
day of August, 2011, in the cause
wherein J. Roger Harris, is plaintiff,
and Melvin E. Price is defendant,
being Case No. SP11-1102 In said
Court, I, Lawrence E. Williams, as
Sheriff of Taylor County, Florida, have
levied upon all the right, title and
Interest of the defendant Melvin E.
Price, In and to the following
described real property lying and
situate in Taylor County, Florida, to-
wit: PARCEL ID #06562-546
LOT 5, BLOCK B, YATES CREEK
LANDING SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 158, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF TAYLOR
And on the 19th day of March, 2012
at the West side of the Taylor County
Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson St., in
the City of Perry, 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 said
defendant, Melvin E. Price, rights,
title, and interest in aforesaid
property at public outcry and will sell
the same, subject to taxes, all prior
liens, encumbrances and judgments,
If any, to the highest and best bidder
or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to
be applied as far as may be to the
payment of costs and the satisfaction
of the above-described execution.
Sale is subject to Florida Tax Stamps.
In accordance with the American
With Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Clerk
of Court, telephone (850) 838-3506,
not later than seven (7) days prior to
L.E. "Bummy" Williams, as Sheriff
Of Taylor County, Florida
By: Sgt, Steven R. Bell #15
NOTICE OF BUDGET
Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 5:00
The Big Bend Water Authority
announces a Budget Workshop
meeting to which all persons are
Invited. The purpose of the meeting is
to discuss the Authority's budget for
the 2013 year. The meeting will be
held on Thursday, February 23, 2012,
at the Big Bend Water Authority's
Office, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at 1313
1st Avenue SE, Steinhatchee, Florida.
The budget workshop will last
approximately 60 minutes. The
Authority will hold its regularly
scheduled Board of Directors's
meeting immediately following the
budget workshop meeting.
For more Information, including a
copy of the proposed agenda,
please contact Jo Hiers at (352) 498-
3576 or visit
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 12-064CA
WOODLAND II, LTD.,
at Florida limited partnership
ARTHUR W. MORRISSEY, Deceased;
the estate and heirs of ARTHUR W.
MORRISSEY, Deceased, by and
through his known heirs, ANDREA
MORRISSEY, LISA MARIE FLOMAN and
ARTHUR W. MORRISSEY, JR., his
children of the age of majority; any
unknown heirs and creditors at law;
THE STATE OF FLORIDA; THE TAYLOR
COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ARTHUR W. MORRISSEY, JR.
All unknown parties claiming Interest
by, through, under or against ARTHUR
W. MORRISSEY, Deceased; and,
All unknown parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or
Interest in the property herein
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the
following property In Taylor County,
Lot 33 of Warrior Creek Subdivision, a
subdivision as per the plot thereof,
filed at Plat Book 1, Pages 174A
through 174C, Inclusive, of the Public
Records of Taylor County, Florida.
Together with all the tenements,
hereditaments and appurtenances
thereto belonging or in anywise
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any, to It on H.
EDWARD GARVIN, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address Is Post Office Box
358041, Gainesville, Florida 32635,
within 30 days from the first
publication of this notice, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or Immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
In the Complaint.
Witness my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 3 day of Feb., 2012.
ANNIE MAE MURPHY
Clerk of the Court
BY: Marti Lee DC
As Deputy Clerk
The first student to answer the
following questions correctly and
submit this page (with the correct
answers) will be awarded a doughnut
from Johnson's Bakery. Please be
the first to return this to Perry
Newspapers, Inc., 123 Jefferson
Street. (Perry Newspapers, Inc.,
is open 8-5, Monday through
Thursday; and 8-3 on Friday.)
1. Today's editorial page features a column from the Senator
who represents Taylor County in the Florida Legislature. What
is his name?
2. How many third grade students made All A's at Taylor
County Elementary School?
3. Who is the regional author who will speak to the Friends of
the Library on Feb. 27?
4. On the Community page, how many civic clubs are listed for
5. Lauren Book's "Walk In My Shoes" traveled through Perry
on Tuesday. In total how many miles across Florida will the walk
co v e r? .. . ..
6. There are three ferrets for sale in this edition. On what
page would such information be found?
7. The March 31 Poker Run through Perry will benefit ____ .
8. One Letter to the Editor is signed by a school principal.
9. Death notices, or obituaries, are typically included on this
page of the newspaper:
10. If you find a pet, we run "Found" information free of charge.
In today's newspaper, a white Persian cat was advertised as
"Lost." For this type of ad, $5 covers the first 25 words and
each additional word is 10 cents. How much did the "Lost" ad
to Mallory Paul who answered all
10 of Friday's questions correctly and
claimed her doughnut from Johnson's Bakery
on Monday morning, in celebration of
Perry Newspapers, Inc. is pleased to provide
newspapers to Taylor County Schools at no cost.
B-4 Taco Times February 22, 2012
(Top photo) Caroline Gray was among the student
presenters at the annual Science Fair held Jan. 26
at Taylor County Elementary School. More than 200
parents and students attended the event, which was
staged in the school cafeteria/auditorium.
Bullard to speak Monday
Lake City author Joe Bullard will speak at the Taylor,, County
Public Library Monday, Feb. 27. Bullard is author of "Waiting
for Agnes," a novel inspired by the true story of Coral Castle, a
structure built out of coral at the edge of the Everglades, as well
as "Bolita Sam," a non-fiction investigation of the murder of "Doc
Adams" in Live Oak in 1952.
March 19 is
Students wishing to apply for
the Florida State Association
of Supervisors of Elections
Scholarship are asked to call the
Supervisor of Elections' office
at 838-3515 or visit online at
To be eligible, students
must be either a political
science; public or business
administration; or journalism/
mass communications major.
Full eligibility requirements
are available online as well as in
the office, which is located on
the second floor of the county
courthouse. The deadline to
return applications for the
scholarship is March 19.
Continued from page 1
Martinez, Jason McHargue,
Jonathon McIntosh, Caroline
Middleton, Mason Mims,
Cameron Mosley, Dharni Patel
and Abby Anna Stewart.
5th grade, A/B
Hannah Albritton, Haley
Armstrong, Spencer Binkley,
Kathryn Brown, Jasmine
Browning, Taylor Buckley,
Mattie Chaffin, Emilee Corbin,
Colby Crites, Caysee Cruce,
Alexis Davis, Zachary Davis,
Marcus Dowdell, James
Drawdy, Aiden Dunaway, Caleb
Fall, DeVante Glover, Javonna
Green, Breanna Griffin, Emily
Knudsen, Cain McCray,
Kaitlyn McGuffie, Owen
Moon, Joseph Morgan, Ariana
Nesbitt, MacKenzie Nowlin,
Deasia Oliver, Rhea Patel, Noah
Sadler, Sebastian Schwender,
Jodee Sessions, Nathaniel
Shoaff, Tyler Smith, Tyler
Stokes, Erica Taylor, Candon
Tharpe, Dennis Vanderhulst,
Rick Wallace, Shianna Warf,
Austin Waters, Sarah Webber,
Kindall Williamson and Lacy
Military Ball pays tribute
'To the Red, White & Blue'
The Taylor County High
School (TCHS) JROTC hosted
its annual Military Ball Feb. 3,
at the First Presbyterian Church
The theme and colors
were "To the Red, White and
As a service project held in
conjunction with the Military
Ball, cadets adopted four
units (one from each branch
of the military) to send care
"The cadets brought in
items such as Wet Wipes,
razors, beverage mixes, hard
candy, beef jerky and magazines
for the care packages,"
1SG (Ret.) Eddie L. Smith said.
Various members of the
community such as Goodman's
BBQ, Taylor Technical
Institute, Taylor County Union
Youth Ministry, TCHS, Little
Pines Pediatrics, Zeigler's
Florist and Taylor County High
School JROTC Boosters set
up donation boxes for the care
"As usual the military ball
turned out a great success and
was a load of fun. This year
the guest speaker was Col
(Ret.) Ronald Mitchell and he
gave our cadets some words
of encouragement. In return
Col (RET) Mitchell and his
wife received a plaque and
a bag of mementos to show
LTC (RET) John DeVillez, left, presents Rachael Maddox with the
Department of the Army, Commander's Award for Public Service.
Cadets, their dates and boosters dancing to the "Electric Slide.'
n 1 .-,
Cadet Master Sergeant CodyYelverton and Cadet Sergeant Major John
Arnold assisting the Military Ball set up.
our appreciation for attending
the ball and being our guest
speaker. To show our
great appreciation for
Rachael Maddox and
TCHS Principal Michael
Thompson, a surprise award
presentation was made for each
of them in which they received
the Department of the Army,
Commander's Award for Public
Service," Smith noted.
"A special thanks goes to our
sponsors, David and Rachael
Maddox and their staff from
Ziegler's Florist, Goodman's
BBQ, the local Pepsi Company
and our booster members for
all their contributions to our
North Florida Community
College's Green Industries
Institute in Monticello
is offering a Sustainable
workshop in March.
The two-day course, open
to individuals representing
churches and neighborhood
groups looking to start or
expand a community garden,
will be held Saturday, March
3, and Saturday, March
10, from 9 a.m.-4 .p.m. in
Monticello. The workshop
will cover organizing a
core garden group, using
the garden as community
outreach, garden planning
and garden maintenance.
If you are or if your
organization is interested
in more information or
enrolling in the upcoming
Training workshop, contact
instructor Claire Mitchell
at Iticnllc1 nicc.eci,
industries or call (850) 973-
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