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Perry's Internet cafes closed

Owners of Perry's two
Internet caifs failed to
comply with terms in the
city's ordinance governing
sweepstake centers and
were not eligible to have
their business licenses




Taylor County
Commissioners have
reached a deal with the
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
(DMH) Board of Directors
to keep the Steinhatchee-
based ambulance in
operation for the next year
with the county providing
an additional $150,000 in
subsidies to the hospital for
emergency medical services
The DMH board told
county officials last week
that they would only be
able to continue operating
the Steinahatchee
ambulance for another 60
days. The commission in
turn unanimously agreed
Monday night to increase
its EMS subsidy by $12,500
per month for 12 months.
The commission
currently gives DMH
$25,000 per month to assist
in the operation of EMS
in the county for a total of
$300,000 annually.
According to County
Administrator Jack
Brown, under the existing
contract--which expired
this week--the subsidy
was for two advance life
support (ALS) ambulances.
Contract negotiations
between the county and
DMH were delayed while
hospital officers were
searching for a new CEO to
replace Richard Huth, who
resigned in July, he added.
DMH added the third
ambulance, which is
stationed in Steinhatchee, in
July 2011.
In a letter to
commissioners dated
Tuesday, Sept. 25, DMH
Board Chairman Gary Brett
said, "For many years there
has been a request from the
citizens of Steinhatchee for
the [county commission]
to provide EMS services to
their community. Difficult
as it was the [county
commission] attempted
to provide this service.
DMH attempted to provide
a permanent ambulance
,'- Please see page 12


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Licenses for both
businesses expired Sunday,
Sept. 30; officers from the
Perry Police Department
(PPD) were at each center
Monday to enforce the
closure notices dictated by
no valid operating license.

Stacy Garand

"Cool Breeze Internet
Caf6 was not open when
officers arrived. The
manager, who was on site,
said the business would
not re-open until it was
able to meet the terms of
the ordinance and renew

its business license," PPD
Capt. Jamie Cruse said.
"Diamond Dust was open
and had to close," he added.
Under the ordinance,
which was created in
cooperation with the
attorney representing both

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businesses, sweepstake
centers are required to
obtain an independent lab
analysis of machines used
in the businesses to certify
that they are not gambling
"The labs are then

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Distinguished Young Women take the

stage Saturday at Forest Capital Hall

With one of the largest
group of participants in
more than a decade, the
2012 Florida Forest Festival
Distinguished Young
Women Program (formerly
known as Junior Miss)

promises an evening full of
unforgettable moments.
Tickets for the Saturday,
Oct. 6, event are available at
the Chamber of Commerce.
Co-chairs Stacey Cruse
and Angie Gibson also

have tickets, as do all 16
participants. Admission is
$5 and programs are also
"A limited number of
program booklets were
purchased this year, so to

make sure you receive one,
be sure to buy a 'program
booklet ticket.' Programs
will be distributed the
evening of the program,"
"- Please see page 2

A decade and a half after winning
Taylor County High's only state football
G rthe band and cheerleading squad will be
honored this Friday at the afternoon pep
.gg "1 rally and at halftime of the Bulldogs' game
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supposed to forward copies
of the reports directly to the
PPD. Neither business has
complied with obtaining
those reports," Cruse said.
"Both businesses were
"..* Please see page 12





The State Attorney's
Office will not pursue
workers compensation
fraud charges against local
restaurant owner Carol
In a notice filed with
the Clerk of Court's office
Sept. 17, Assistant State
Attorney Michael Will
Washington stated, "After
having examined all of
the known evidence and/
or having taken testimony
'.- Please see page 5



new CEO

for DMH
The Board of Directors of
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
(DMH) has appointed
Geri Forbes as chief
executive officer effective
For the past 90 days,
Forbes served as interim
CEO of DMH through a
management contract with
-o Please see page 5

Geri Forbes

The pep rally will get underway at 1:30
p.m. in the TCHS gym. Those involved
in the '97 state championship will be
recognized. In addition, a banner will be
unfurled to hang prominently in the gym.
"-* Please see page 7

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A-2 TacoTimes October 3, 2012

Two titles will be awarded Saturday night

Continued from page 1
Gibson said.
Two title winners will
be named during the
ceremonies: Distinguished
Young Woman of Taylor
County and Distinguished
Young Woman of Perry.
Both will advance to the
state competition.
First runners-up will
be awarded for each title
and scholarships will be
presented in the categories
of fitness, talent, self-
expression, Spirit of
Distinguished Young
Women, Be Your Best Self
and Community Service
(sponsored by the Perry
Woman's Club).
Ceremonies will be held
at Forest Capital Hall,
beginning at 6 p.m. Doors
open at 5 p.m. for general
Taylor County Property
Appraiser Bruce Ratliff
will serve as master of
ceremonies. Entertainment
will include performances
from 2011 Distinguished
Young Woman Ja'Brayla
Bell, 2011 First Runner-
Up T'Keyah Peterson
(who was also the talent,
self-expression and fitness
scholarship recipient),
Cajun Ford and Carlotta
The program will take its
theme from the hit musical
"Grease" and will feature
both opening and closing
This year's Distinguished
Young Women are:
Participant #1
Stacy Garand
The daughter of George
and Deborah Garand,
Stacy hopes to attend
the University of North
Florida or Florida State
University (FSU) following
graduation. She is a member
of the National Honor

Society, Little Women and
is a varsity cheerleader.
She will perform the
comedic monologue "Good
Thing lie Can't Read My
Mind" by Christine Lavin
for her talent presentation.
Participant #2
Alison p6berts
The daughter of Rodney
Roberts, Alison plans to
attend FSU. She is active in
her church's youth group,

For her talent presentation,
she will play the ukulele
and sing "Fcelin' Good" by
Nina Simone.
Participant #4
Cfi'yi'iini' J]/oover
The daughter of Gerald
and Brianne Iloover,
Cheyenne hopes to attend
either the University of
Florida or the University of
Texas following graduation.
She is a varsity cheerleader

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Little Women and is a
varsity cheerleader.
She will perform "Colors
of the Wind" from the
Disney movie "Pocohontas"
for the talent competition.
Participant #3
Megan Huyck
The daughter of Charlie
and Joan Huyck, Megan
plans to attend FSU. She is a
member of World Changers
and is active with the Boys
& Girls Club. She also
served as a leader in training
at the Wekiva Youth Camp.

and belongs to Little
Women, the National Honor
Society and local 4-H horse
For her talent, she will
perform a lyrical dance to
"Too Close" by Alex Clare.
Participant #5
jfannaih (Banco
The daughter of Rodolfo
and Shelly Blanco,
Hannah's extracurricular
interests include soccer,
cheerleading, weightlifting
and track. She is a member
of the National Honor

Society and Little Women.
ller talent presentation
will be a monologue.
Participant #6
Maafiso, cThomas
The daughter of Cal and
Janet Thomas, Madison
plans to attend FSU or the
University of North Florida.
A member of the National
Honor Society, she is also
active in cheerleading,
soccer, weightlifting and
She will deliver a
dramatic presentation of
"50 States Song."
Participant #7
Afyson Rifey
The daughter of Tim
and Amy Riley, Alyson
plans to attend FSU. She
is active with Westside
Church softball as well as
Taylor County High School
softball and soccer. She also
belongs to Little Women.
Her talent presentation
will be performance of the
show tune "You Can't Get a
Man With a Gun" by Irving
Participant #8
MVarfena Cockcroft
The daughter of William
Cockcroft and Lisa White,
Marlena is eyeing FSU, the
University of South Florida
or the University of Central
Florida as a college choice.
She is a majorette and a
member of Little Women.
She also volunteers at the
local nursing home and with
her church's nursery.
She will give a baton
twirling performance set to
the song "It's My Life" by
Bon Jovi.
Participant #9
Aslifey Giacomucci
The daughter of Anthony
and Pamela Brasby,
Ashley plans to attend the
University of Miami or
the University of Central
Florida. A member of the
National Honor Society, she

is active with track and field,
cheerleading, basketball,
jazz and tumbling.
Her talent presentation
will be a lyrical dance set to
"Summertime" by Fantasia
Participant #10
Mofy 'Wifson
The daughter of Barry
and Carla Wilson, Molly
will attend Flager College
following graduation.

Active with community
theatre, she also serves
a vice president of the
Junior Classical League
and is active with area
church youth groups as
well as speech and debate
Her vocal presentation
will be a performance of
"Taylor, the Latte Boy" by
Zina Goldrich.
,,"* Please see page 3

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A-3 Taco Times October 3, 2012

Dancing, baton twirling dominate talent performances

Continued from page 2
Participant #11
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The daughter of Micky
and Theresa Bratcher,
Abigail plans to attend
FSU or the University of
Florida. She is involved
with journalism, church,
the National Honor Society,
Little Women, musical
theater and' the prom
She will perform
"Popular" from Broadway's
Participant #12
Shon nderson
The daughter of John and
Dana Anderson, Shon plans
to attend North Florida
Community College and
FSU. She is a majorette and
active with Little Women.
Her talent presentation
will be a baton twirling
exhibition set to "Jailhouse
Rock" by Elvis Presley.
Participant #13
K(eria Gi6son
The daughter of Thomas
and Tabitha Gibson, Keria
plans to pursue a pharmacy
degree at Florida A&M
University. She is a member
of Calvary Baptist Church,
the National Honor Society
and Little Women.
She will dance to
"Stronger" by Kelly
Clarkson for her talent
Participant #14
K(atie Johnson
The daughter of Albert
and Susan Johnson, Katie
plans to attend FSU. She
was chosen to twirl at the
Capital One Bowl and has
worked with Marsha Doll
Models. She is a certified
scuba diver and served as a
4-H camp counselor. She is
a member of Little Women
and is a runner (5K, 10K,
half marathons).
Her talent presentation

will be a baton twirling
exhibition set to "Boogie
Woogie Bugle Boy" by
Bette Midler.
Participant #15
1qylra (Beasley
The daughter of Rodney
and Lawanda Beasley,

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* Interior Decorating
* Home Entertainment
* Landscape Design
* Lawn Care
* Pavers & Patios
* Sun & Screen Rooms
* Additions
* Alarms Security
* Air Conditioning
* Heating Bathrooms
* Kitchen Remodels
* Windows
* Chiropractic
* Energy Savings
* Gymnasiums
* Health & Fitness
* Flooring
* Wood Tile Carpet
* Water Treatment
* Pest Control
* Weight Loss


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Kayla will attend the
University of Miami
following graduation. She
is a member of Stewart
Memorial Church, JROTC
and plays basketball.
Her talent presentation
will be a praise dance set

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to "The Best In Me" by
Marvin Sapp.
Participant #16
Victoria J4fllitton
The daughter of Michael
and Kimberly Allbritton,
Victoria plans to attend
either the University of

Florida or the University of
North Florida.
She is a member of New
Home Baptist Church, the
National Honor Society
and Little Women. She
also serves as varsity cheer
captain (2012-13 season)

and is a member of the
tennis team.
She will dance to the song
"All For the Best" from the
musical "Godspell."
Winners will be featured
in all upcoming Florida
Forest Festival events

October 6th & 7th
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A-4 Taco Times October 3, 2012

How many cars can

band students wash?

Many non-profit groups wash cars to
raise funds, but the Taylor County Middle
School Band took the project to new levels
on Saturday raising $1429.78.
"We cannot say 'thank you' enough to
everybody who helped us," noted Director
Heather Hays. "Please let everyone know
how much we appreciate their support."

Tickets for the car wash were $5 and
included a free performance by the
musicians, literally drumming up business.
"Pre-sales counted for $792 but we nearly
doubled that on Saturday," she added. "W,
were thrilled."
Proceeds will go toward uniform andi
miscellaneous expenses for the band.

Morris shared his autograph with friends like Gale and John Dickert, and
daughter Lisa Flournoy, all of Madison. Morris' wife, Melanie, is at his right.

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lures crowd to Book Mart

Voices of friends, former
school teachers and family
members echoed with
laughter throughout the
Book Mart Saturday when
Michael Morris returned

home to sign copies of his
new novel, "Man in the Blue
"We had a great turnout,"
said Polly Waller, owner
of the book store. "A lot

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Susan Moody was among those who gathered
Saturday for a signature and a photograph, too.

of Mike's old friends and
former teachers were there
and he seemed to really
enjoy the day."
His mother, Elaine Stroud
was surrounded by her own
friends who assisted in
meeting and greeting guests
from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.
Morris' wife and true "right-
hand woman," Melanie,
facilitated all the picture-
taking while learning new
faces and remembering
The night before the event,
Morris learned that his book
has reached number 13
for hardbacks and number
10 for paperbacks on the
Independent Booksellers'
Bestseller List for the South.
"Thank the Lord for
independent bookstores,"
Morris said.
His book tour continues
throughout the Southeast but
returns him to Perry around
Thanksgiving...and not just
turkey. Morris will be guest
speaker for the November
meeting of the Friends of the
Library on Monday. Nov.
26. at 5:30 p.m. at the Taylor
County Public Library.
According to Waller, a
limited number of signed
copies of "Man In the Blue
Moon" are still available.

Parents manned the hoses and gave advice as the TCMS Band car wash
extended into the afternoon hours.

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Reunion will
be Saturday
at high noon
The Levingston, Ross,
Lashley and Wood Family
Reunion will be held this
Saturday, Oct. 6, at Forest
Capital Park beginning at 12
Friends and relatives are
urged to attend and to bring
a covered dish to share.
For additional
information on the reunion,
please contact Hettie Carter
at 584-7832.

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You Can ruslt. .

For the past 8 years, it has been my privilege
and honor to represent the citizens of
District 1. Today I'm asking Vou Lto re-elect
me, so I can continue to serve the needs ot
oour community With my extensive
experience, proven fiscal responsibility and
demonstrated concern for the residents of
Dist. 1, I feel I am the best candidate for the
job, and I look forward to continuing to work
for you on the Board of .County

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County Commissioner, District 1

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Richard & Pani Fe.iqgle
Richard and Pain Feagle would hlke to renund all their friends and
f.anuly to join them in celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary
The event will be held at the Cathohc Church Parish Hal on Saturday, October 6.
hcibnning at 7"30 pm Music will be provided by the Swinging Harpoon Blues Band
They are the parents of four children, Taiimy Stewart, Biadley Slaughic r. Eric
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A-5 Taco Times October 3, 2012

Fines turned over to collection agency

Continued from page 1
under oath or reviewed
testimony and statement ofl
the known witnesses in this
cause, it appears that the
evidence does not warrant
The reason given for the
dismissal was: "According
to the report filed by the
investigators conducting
this case, the monetary fine

was sent to a collections
agency in March 2009. The
arrest warrant (for Gunter)
was not filed until August
2012, \when apparently
the Florida divisionn of
Financial Services could
not receive the money
through collections. It is the
position of the State
Attorney's Office that
the Division of Financial
Services has elected to
seek restitution through

civil means. That being
the case, the State
Attorney's Office will not
be seeking to criminally
prosecute the alleged
suspect in this case. The
Division of Financial
Services will have to
continue their original
course through the civil
Gunter, who operates
Rosehead Junction in
downtown Perry, was

arrested Aug. 29 and
charged with workers
compensation fraud.
The charges stemmed
from an investigation
by the Division of
Financial Services which
alleged that Gunter had
failed to secure workers
compensation coverage
for her employees for a
period in 2009 and failed to
pay more than $29,000 in
assessed fines.

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remind friends and family
of their wedding this
Saturday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m.

Forbes replaces Huth at DMH helm

Continued from page 1
Tallahassee Memorial
HealthCare. TMH is the
management consultant
for Doctor's Memorial and
employs the CEO.
"We are excited to have
Geri Forbes as the CEO
of Doctors' Memorial
Hospital," said Gary Brett,
chairman of the board.
"Geri has the community
knowledge, board
relationships and passion

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to be an effective leader for
our organization."
With more than 20 years
of healthcare experience,
Forbes began her career
in Clearwater at Morton
Plant Mease HealthCare
as director of diabetes,
vascular, wound care and
hyperbaric services. After
nearly a decade. Forbes
joined General Electric
Medical Systems as a
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high performance teams and
process improvement.
Forbes most recently
served as the regional
administrator for
Tallahassee Memorial
HealthCare, where she
focused on regional
development, population
health and the needs of the
12-county region served by
TMH. In addition, Forbes
operated as medicine
service line administrator
overseeing GI, endocrine,
nephrology. infectious

disease and respiratory care.
She currently serves as vice
chair of the Florida Rural
Health Network.
DMH is a rural healthcare
system consisting of the
hospital, home health,
primary care and surgical
services, physical therapy
and ambulance services for
Taylor County.
Forbes replaces Richard
Huth, who resigned as CEO
in July. He was recently
named CEO of Shands Live


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The Florida Forest Festival
Board of Directors
invites you to attend the
57th Florida Forest Festival

Florida Forest FestivalJ
\\\ ^Tree Capital of
tthe South
Saturday, Oct. 6
Distinguished Young Women Program
t (Forest Capital Hall) 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13
Little King & Queen Pageant
(Forest Capital Hall) 6:30 p.m.
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Fireworks (Perry-Foley Airport) 8:30 p.m.
Friday Oct. 26 (Downtown._P.erry)
Strut Your Mutt 5:00 p.m.
Kids' Parade 6:00 p.m.
Gaslight Parade 7:00 p.m.
Street Dance 7:00 p.m.

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12 noon, 2:30 & 4 p.m.
Kid's Lumberjack Camp 2:30 p.m.
National Anthem & Color Guard 12:00 p.m.
The Grapevine 12:30 p.m.
Alibi 1:45 p.m.
The Grapevine 2:45 p.m.
Alibi 5:00 p.m.
Broken Trust 6:00 p.m.

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King Tree Parade
10:00 a.m. (Downtown)

Arts and Crafts Show
Food Vendors & Exhibits
Heavy Equipment Exhibition
Cross Cut Saw Competitions
Loader Competitions
Heritage Events
Classic Car Show

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A-6 Taco Times October 3, 2012


Presbyterians invite community to memorial garden

Sunday, Oct. 7, will be a Day of
Dedication for First Presbyterian Church,
with members and friends urged to gather
at 10:30 a.m. in the new memorial garden.
"After years of planning and months
of construction, we will be dedicating our
newly renovated plaza and our new 'All
Saints Garden' in a special worship service
which begins in the plaza, moves to the
sanctuary and concludes in the garden,"
said the Rev. Larry Neal, pastor.

Lake Bird observes Homecoming
Homecoming Revival Services will be held
Lake Bird Methodist Salem Baptist Church will Sunday, Oct. 7, at New
Church will celebrate begin a three-day revival Church hom rinmitive
Homecoming on Sunday, on Sunday, Oct. 7, led by no
Floyd Miles on his second
Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. with the the Rev. Ben Kimmell as anivers After the
Rev. David Taunton as speaker with Don Bishop nrni service, the church
guest speaker, as worship leader. Services or ship again at 3 p.mc
Taunton serves as director begin at 7 p.m., preceded by
of the Taunton Children's supper at 6. A nursery will Ronny Lee Ervin
Home in Wewahitchka. He be provided.
is a former pastor of the How will they
Shady Grove Circuit. h
Dinner and fellowship hear?
will follow the service. Pastor Appreciation

San Pedro Baptist Church
Rev Jarnes Roterts, pastor 44)20SmSn Pe 'o RdI Ronny Lee Ervin, age 51,
Re.J esobertsp.tr44of Clinton, TN, passed away
SSUNDAY Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at his
Sunday School 10 am home.
Worship Service 11 am Ervin, r.j i.ll from Perry,
I Discipleship Training 6 pm was a true redneck, he loved
Worship Service 7 pm to drive fast cars and to outrun
authorities on backroads. He
-L WED tE Y hated to wear shoes. He once
Choir Practice 7 pm fought a rattlesnake with a tire
S Bible Study 7pm iron and won. He loved his family
and hated cancer. He has no
more pain, the suffering is over.
SRest in peace Ronny, drive as
fast as you want.
He was a husband, a father,
a friend, and a strong-minded
man. His word was all he had,
E p t f ,l iHe loved music and cars, but his
loving wife of 24 years and his two
Secdaughters owned the biggest part
of his heart. While our hearts are
So mg filled with sadness, our eyes with
tears, to our heart he will always
Sunday O ct 7 be near. T -, _d i,,l' come when
S nwe will all meet up again, but
11:00 a.m. until that day our family will not
be complete; Ronny will always
be loved and dagh-i, t..rg er,
Every one is Wecorne! belovedand ".. I,:rg,:ter
O Evero n i s o e Preceded in death by his
mother, Betty Ann Tucker, Ronny
ereis survived by his wife, Gina
Speaker:ack Pettrey Lynn Ervin of Clinton, TN.; two
lEaihtle.r-, Leslie Ann Ervin and
Special Music by Miranda Denise Ervin, both of
coi r b Clinton, TN.; a granddaughter,
Our Choir & Leah Brooks Mills Jailynn Brianna Bass, a
brother, George (Denise) Ervin
SIof Panama City, two sisters,
Everyone t Leanna Ervin Averill of Perry and
Cindy Ervin Vaulton of Knoxville,
W O c to stay, I.ill r-in-law and father-in-
a, ,m llaw, Ray and Vicky Blue; brother
tme r e C C -in-law and sister-in-law Troy and
11a.m.seviceCasey Sikes and several nieces
11 pa.o. service sand nephews.
for that A memorial service was held
Saturday, Sept. 22 at Rose
Wo derfu Mortuary Broadway Chapel
~w0? followed by a private burial.
oI mecomin a i eaC! Charles "Chuck" Online obituary may be viewed
U Dganpasorand condolences extended at
Dugan, pastor wwwrosemortuary,com.

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You wI aAays be special to s because /Ihe
love you qave wll forever be in our hearts. You
gave gi/'q of kindness, warnm/h and rarmg. You
often pu /he needs of others aheadof yourself.
Because of the many lives y toutoIched each ''
personn became richer. We miss you each and
every day
El/ene R/ikel~sn, Chare Deal, Mar/ Buddy
and kids, Duslon and Juaee, Ricky and Famiies,
Connie and Lance
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After worship, everyone will gather in
the fellowship hall for a potluck meal and
a slide presentation "celebrating God's
goodness in and through the life of First
Presbyterian Church," Neal added.
"The plaza provides a beautiful entrance
.into the buildings of the church and also a
place for fellowship on Sundays as well as
special outdoor events.
Accommodations will be made for those
with physical limitations.

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"This Hope" is a five member male group whose goal is to glorify God through music. They
have been singing professionally since 1996 and have traveled throughout the United
States and overseas. "This Hope" sings a unique blend of a cappella and accompanied
music. People of all ages will enjoy the intricate harmony and fun style of their music.

Date: October 7, 2012
Time: 6 p.m.
The community is invited to a
group "THIS HOPE"

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A-7 TacoTimes October 3, 2012

'Dogs face toughest schedule in class

The Taylor County
Bulldogs have the toughest
schedule in all of Class
4A -- and the 6th toughest
schedule in the entire state
of Florida -- according to a
high school football ranking
As the Bulldogs (1-3)
begin the "real" portion
of their 2012 schedule
this Friday night in Perry,
against District 1-4A foe
Walton County, they will
once again be taking on an
opponent with a winning
The Walton County
Braves are 3-2 and coming
off a 34-16 loss to Northview
(Dothan; Ala.) last week,
while the Bulldogs had an

open date on their schedule.
Of the four teams Taylor
County has faced thus far,
only Fort White (3-2) lost
last week, as undefeated (5-
0) Union County escaped
with a 28-21 victory.
Dixie County (which
lost to the Bulldogs, 20-
19) improved to 4-1 with a
42-14 win over Hamilton
County, while undefeated
Wakulla improved to 5-0
with a 28-12 win over
Jefferson County.
Madison rolled to a 5-0
mark with a 48-6 win over
Jacksonville Providence.
The only team that
may be jealous of Taylor
County's schedule is Class
1A Jefferson County, which

More than 100

fell to 0-5 for the season last of Florida (562 schools)
week. and #1 in Class 5A, while
The Tigers have the 9th- Madison is ranked #3 in
toughest schedule in the Class 3A and #16 overall in
state of Florida and the Florida.
toughest in Class IA, where Other Taylor County
they are ranked as the #8 opponents and their
team in the state. rankings include:
Jefferson County (which Dixie County (#4 in Class
travels to Perry next week) IA, #171 overall), Fort
has lost to Class 5A (2-3) White (#11 in Class 3A,
Panama City Bay, 29-26, #106 overall), Walton (#12
Class 3A (5-0) Madison, 35- in Class 4A, #178 overall),
13, Class 5A (4-0) Godby, Jefferson (#8 in Class IA,
26-7 and Class 5A (5-0) #279 overall), East Gadsden
Wakulla, 28-12. (#7 in Class 4A, #81
According to the football overall), Suwannee (#58
ranking website Lazindex. in Class 5A, #319 overall),
com (http://www.lazindex. Marianna (#/11 in Class 4A,
com/HSFBALLRANK. #150 overall), Florida High
htm) Wakulla is the #9 (#14 in Class 3A, #166
ranked football team in all overall).


expected to attend festivities

Continued from page 1
That will be followed by
some words by Supt. Paul
Dyal, a cheer from members
of the 1997 squad and the
singing of the TCHS alma
Organizers are expecting
more than 100 of the
"ninety-sevens" to attend
the festivities. They will
also be recognized at
halftime of Friday night's
The Taylor County
Commission and the
Taylor County School
Board are expected to pass
proclamations naming

October 5th as "1997 State
Championship Day."
The football team went
13-2 that year including a
14-6 victory over Clewiston
in the state 3A final played
in "the Swamp" at the
University of Florida. An
estimated 4,000 Taylor
Countians made the trip to
Gainesville for the Friday
evening contest.
Several of those involved
in the 1997 campaign
chatted this week about
some of their memories.
Bulldog quarterback
Justin Knowles, who went
on to play at Jacksonville
University, remembers how
the community reacted.

"The excitement we
brought to the whole town
and the support we got
from the community was
amazing," he said.
Justin Heartsfield, a
bruising fullback and
defensive lineman for the
'97 squad, went on to play
college football for the
Kemper Yellowjackets
in Boonville, Mo.. and
the Tusculum Pioneers
in Greenville. Tenn. He
recalled many of the hard
licks he delivered.
"1 am paying for all that
roughness right now." he
Kelli Johnson said the
band played a big part in the

Bulldogs' success in '97.
"We were there to keep
the crowd pumped and we
were part of the defense.
Anytime we could help the
football team we did," she
Then Bulldog Coach
Shaw Maddox talked to
the team following the
game and did a good job of
summing up the situation.
"Boys, before you leave
this stadium, I want you to
turn around and look at that
scoreboard -- because you
are going to remember it for
the rest of your lives. Now
you know what it feels like
to be champions," Maddox

Date Opponent Site Time
8/24 Ocala Trinity Catholic Away 42-37 W
8/31 Dixie County Home 20-19 W
917 Wakulla Home 20-41 L
9/14 Fort White Away 9-21 L
9/21 Madison Away 7-42 L
9/28 Open Week
10/5 Walton Home 7:30
10/12 Jefferson County Home 7:30
10/19 East Gadsden Away 7:30
10/26 Suwannee Home 7:30
11/2 Marianna Away 7:30
11/9 Florida High Away 7:30

Giddens places 2nd

at Lincoln Invitational

Taylor County High cross
country runner Meagan
Giddens placed 2nd in
the Lincoln Invitational
on Sept. 15 and 18 in the
highly competitive Alligator
Invitational in Lake City on
Sept. 22.
The ninth grader posted
a time of 20.46 minutes in
the Lincoln event and 21.06
minutes in Lake City. Both

courses are 5K (3.1 miles)
in length.
This Saturday Giddens
will compete in the Florida
State Invitational where 115
schools will be represented.
"Meagan's training is
going well," Coach Dan
Anderson said.
"Her hard work indicates
that she will peak during the
second half of the season.
Our goals are for her to
win district and place well
enough in the regionals
to earn an opportunity
to compete in the state

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Along with the 1997 Taylor County High School Bulldog football team, members of the marching
band, flag team, dance team and coaches will be recognized this week for the 1997 championship
season, the school's sole state title in football. The festivities include a pep rally Friday afternoon at
1:45 p.m. in the TCHS gym as well as a ceremony during halftime at Friday's football game at Dorsett

FWC offering hunter course here

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion
course in Taylor County.
The class is Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students who
have taken the online course and wish to complete this
classroom portion must bring the online-completion report
with them. The location for this class will be given to those

who register in advance by calling the regional FWC office
at 386-758-0525 or going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.
All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free
of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper.
An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all
times. Those interested in attending a course can register
online at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or call 386-758-0525.

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SA-8 TacoTimes October 3, 2012

7th annual Pickin' in the Pines

Forest Capital Park resembled a mini RV park this past weekend, with hundreds of bluegrass fans
camping under the pines. Coordinator Dawn Taylor said the 7th annual Pickin' in the Pines bluegrass
festival was a "great success. It is the smallest of the festivals we host, but it is gaining in numbers
every year." Shown above are scenes from the event, which featured Shannon and Heather Slaughter
& County Clare, Blue Shades of Grass and the Traveling Acoustic Ensemble, led by teacher and
instructor Mickey Abrahm.

Noah, our resident

insect whisperer
Noah, our six-year-old great grandson, loves
all things that fly, crawl, hop or buzz. He has an
uncanny ability to speak fluent insect.
This talent was never more evident than yesterday.
As I sat in the yard swing enjoying the last rays of
sunshine and nursing a fractured foot, Noah glides
toward me with a big grin on his face his sky blue
eyes are twinkling he softly points toward his pants
leg to a beautiful yellow and black butterfly who has
hitched a ride.
"Isn't he sweet," he whispers as he moves his finger
to the butterfly's front legs. The obedient butterfly
crawls to his finger, its large wings swaying to keep
its balance.
"Don't touch its wings," I caution.
Noah assured me he was being super careful
and that the butterfly enjoyed the ride on his pants
leg since it needed a break from flying. Not one to
question the resident insect whisperer about the
conversation he and the butterfly had shared, I
simply nodded my agreement.
I watched as he told the butterfly he was free to fly
away. The butterfly chose to stay.
With a look of total understanding, Noah grinned
at me and said, "He wants to stay close to me for a
while longer. He likes to play with me."
He walked away toward his house with the butterfly
perched on his finger.
Noah is so adapt at attracting insects that we
are constantly warning him that there are some
'bugs' that are not nice. They sting and bite. And
some of them carry deadly venom in their bodies.
He understands the danger but is still drawn to the
crawly population.
To him, frogs make the best leap-frog' partners,
dragonflies are perfect airplanes for war games and if
a snake is spotted in the yard it's a good opportunity
to practice a cowboy round-up.
Although I have outgrown the desire to hold
squirmy creatures in my hands, there was a time
I thought it was the most fun imaginable. Days in
Perry on Center Street were spent chasing butterflies,
finding ladybugs and sneaking up on the green rain
frogs that lived in the spider lilies by the back porch.
As dusk settled the lightning bugs came out. They
would fly just out of reach putting on a spectacular
light show for our enjoyment. We'd run in circles,
jumping high, trying to capture as many as possible
in a Mason jar with holes punched in the top so they
could breathe. We'd take the jar with its twinkling
lights blinking on and off to the front porch, settle
down in the porch swing and watch...until Mama
gave the command to let the poor bugs go!
Even though I wouldn't dare touch the earthworms
Daddy collected for our fishing trips, I did love to
watch him capture them. He would drive a stick
down in the soft ground near the pond in our back
yard where he knew the worms lived. Then he'd take
a flat piece of lumber and rub it across the top of
the stick. It made a "grunting" sound. Much to my
amazement the earthworms would pop their heads
out of the ground and Daddy would grab them by the
handfuls. He'd toss them in a bucket he'd filled with
dirt and they would sink down to the bottom of the
bucket out of sight.
If my brothers Bobby and Ted were helping Daddy
"grunt" worms, I knew not to stand too close. They
thought it was great sport to throw a worm at the
little sissie who wouldn't dare to dirty her hands
with worm goo.
Simple pleasures are worth remembering. I
believe our Noah is making lots of memories as he
communes with the insect kingdom.
Some folks never take notice of the beauty nature
provides. Noah does. He relishes each little moment
spent with his special friends.
As he walked away I couldn't help but wonder
what he and the butterfly were talking about. They
were eye-to-eye as he held the butterfly close and
whispered to it. With the flutter of its wings, it

AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at
Perry Shrine Club.
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays,
noon, Perry Elks Lodge on
Puckett Road.
MainStreet Perry: fourth
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Perry Historic
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at
Jerkins Community Center.
Optimist Club: Thursday,
noon at Rosehead, downtown
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
Perry Masonic Lodge 123:
meets first and third Monday,
7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth
Thursday at 7 p.m. (club house
located on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman's Club: second
Wed., noon (September to
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at
Rosehead Junction.
Taylor County Leadership
Council: second and fourth
Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins Community
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m.
Call 584-2404.

Airport Advisory Committee:
fourth Wednesday, 12 noon,
Perry-Foley Airport.
City Council: second and
fourth Tues., at 5:30 p.m.
County Commission: first
Mon. and third Tues. at 5:30 p.m.,
courthouse annex; workshop,
fourth Tues., 5 p.m.
Planning Board: first Thurs.,
6 p.m. Courthouse annex (old
post office).
Taylor County Construction
License Board Meeting: third
Fri., 2 p.m., courthouse annex.
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 information.

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Diabetes classes: every
Tuesday, 3 p.m., Doctors'
Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter:
second Monday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Community Center.
Friends of the Taylor County
Public Library: last Monday

of the month, 5:30 p.m., public
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Habitat for Humanity: second
Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Capital City
Bank, Rm. #208.
Helping Hands of the Shelter:
second Tuesday, 6 p.m., Chamber
of Commerce.
Home Educators League of
Perry: Forest Capital Hall. Call
584-6866 or visit on-line htt:taylor.
Muskogee Creek Indian
Nation: second and fourth Sat.,
7 p.m. Tribal grounds, Lyman
Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe:
second Saturday, 3 p.m., Oak Hill
Village on Woods Creek Road.
National Wild Turkey
Federation (Yellow Pine
Drummers): holds open monthly
meeting on first Thursday, Golden
Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
Parrot Heads in Perry-"dise"
Club: meets the second and
fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. Call
843-1469 for location.
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-

Taylor Adult Program (TAP):
Thursday, 10 a.m., 502 N.
Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday,
6 p.m., at the district building on
Beach Road.
Taylor County Amateur Radio
Club: first Tuesday, 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.
Chamber of Commerce:
second Thurs., 8 a.m., chamber
board room.
Taylor County Development
Authority: second Mon., noon,
at Historic Perry Station.
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:
practice roping every Friday,
7 p.m.; second Saturday,
registration, 3 p.m.; ride, 4 p.m.
Arena is located on Bishop Blvd.
Free admission.
Taylor County Quilters:
Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon, public

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 Road).
Tourism Development
Council: second Thurs.,
12 noon, Chamber of Commerce.
Whole Child Taylor-Shared
Service Network: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Alton H. Wentworth
Administrative Complex.
Yarn Lovers Circle: first and
third Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Taylor
County Public Library.

Baptist Church Youth Center (old
Citizens Bank building).
Narcotics Anonymous: Sun.,
Tues., Wed., Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat.,
12 noon 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.
Orange St.
The Way: i.htbsed
12-step group for addicts
and alcoholics) Tuesday,
7:30 p.m., and Friday, 7 p.m.,
at the Serenity House, 1.824 N.
Jefferson St. Call 672-0626.
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AL-ANON: meets every
Thursday at noon, St. James
Episcopal Church.
Alcoholics Anonymous:
Monday, 7 p.m. and Thursday,
7 p.m. at the Serenity House,
1824 N. Jefferson St. Call 843-
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: fourth Tuesday at
1 p.m., Big Bend Hospice office
(107 E. Green).
Celebrate Recovery: a non-
denominational, Christ-centered
recovery ministry meets
Thursday at 6 p.m., in the First

AMVETS Post 20: third
Saturday, 9 a.m., at Golden
Corral Restaurant.
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 Legion
To add an organization, please
call (850) 584-5513.


A-9 TacoTimes October 3,2012

. Spending on county and

city projects questioned

Dear Editor:
Something I've seen in
recent months absolutely
astounds me about this
county. All these budgets
"earmarking" funds for
boat ramps, softball fields, a
new park downtown, office
buildings and countless
other otherwise unneeded
I agree revitalizing down
town is a much needed long
term investment for the
city to attract new business
and encourage tourism.
1 understand the softball
fields have been promised
for a while, but don't we
have much more immediate

issues that need priority on
For instance, a first
responder and ambulatory
unit for Steinhatchee is
going to be cut because
DMH cannot afford to
maintain the service. So
what happens to them if
they have to wait another
30 or 45 minutes for an
ambulance to arrive, are
they expected to just hold
on while help is on the
way even though they may
be gravely injured or near
death? Last time I checked
a life saved is worth the
operational cost.
Then there is the issue

of the road conditions in
the county. I've lost count
of how many pot holes
and poor condition county
grades I've run into and
that's not counting the more
remote roads that have
fallen into disrepair over the
years. Some of which have
had increasing numbers
of accidents on them. Has
society regressed so much
that the almighty dollar and
lavish spending outweighs
human life and basic needs?
What about additional
funding for the school
system so they have time
.-4 Please see page 11

Letters to the Editor

Concerns over future of

the second amendment

Dear Editor:
I write today to alert
voters in Taylor County of
one of the hidden agendas
of Barack Obama. Rather
than acknowledge the truth
about how the anti-Second
Amendment policies he
promoted as a state senator
have utterly failed in
Chicago, President Obama
is hoping that a not-so-subtle
change in the Democratic
Party platform will sweep
it all under the rug. In 2008,
Democrats attempted to
downplay Barack Obama's
hostility toward gun owners
and our Second Amendment
freedoms by putting this line
in their party's platform:
"We believe that the right
to own firearms is subject to
reasonable regulation, but
we know that what works

in Chicago may not work in
In the 2012 platform,
however, President Obama
has shortened this passage
to read:
"We believe that the right
to own firearms is subject to
reasonable regulation."
Gone is any mention of
Chicago. That's because
life in the criminal utopia
that Obama helped build
there is not pretty. When
he was a candidate and
legislator from the south
side of Chicago, Barack
Obama endorsed a complete
ban on handgun ownership.
He also voted to ban most
commonly owned rifles and
shotguns, and even voted
against legal protections for
people who used firearms
to defend themselves or

their families from deadly
attacks. Despite a 2010 U.S.
Supreme Court ruling that
declared Chicago's gun ban
unconstitutional, the city's
stifling restrictions on gun
ownership make it nearly
impossible for law-abiding
citizens to use a firearm for
So far this year. 369
people have been murdered
in Chicago despite the city's
draconian gun control laws.
In fact. Chicago is on pace
for a record 490 homicides
in 2012. which will make
it the deadliest big city in
the United States, but also
as deadly as notoriously
crime-ridden Bogota,
Colombia. Things are so
far out of control in Chicago
,- Please see page 11

Not the time for a 'social

experiment' in the military

Dear Editor:
Does the National
Democratic Party think
Americans are stupid?
Unfortunately that
seems to be the case. Their
propaganda machine is
working to have us believe
outright lies. Not long ago
President Obama said if
he didn't turn the country
around in his first term
it would be a one-term

proposition. In this case he
did as promised by turning
the country but in the wrong
We now have openly
gay members in the US
military. Many of you may
not think that is such a big
deal. However, I will tell
you it is far more dangerous
than many think. Service
members of countries that
have gone that way in the

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past have lost trust in their
leaders. I know because I
served in Afghanistan with
27 countries of the NATO
alliance, many with openly
gay members. The global
security issue is troubling
and this is not the time for a
social experiment. However,
President Obama doesn't see
an openly gay military as an
experiment but a part of
his plan to make us like the
many European countries.
Please take a moment to
reflect on history, who came
to their aid when they could
not protect themselves?
Now is the time for a
strong military if we have
ever had a need other
than WWII. Take a look
at the recent problems
in the Middle East and
Afghanistan. We have an
ambassador murdered and a
U.S. consulate bombed. Our
government responds with
the president and secretary
of state condemning
the free speech of U.S.
citizens guaranteed by our
constitution doing so by
condemning a film against
This is a slap in the face
of all U.S. citizens when
we allow a crucifix to be
displayed in a bottle of
urine in a U.S. museum.
I have only one question
for those who support the
president, did he not say
"** Please see page 11

Midweek Muddle

How many Alabamians

does it take to change a

lightbulb? By SUSAN H. LINCOLN

The few jokes of childhood that I am a writer and can correct
I can recall are not exemplary in your grammar, but I know nothing
their humor or their sensitivity, about circuits and breakers. The
One, however, haunts me every only breakers I know are waves.
time I try to change a lightbulb. I refuse to be the one who says,
I believe I'm being punished for "Yeah, I turned the circuit breaker
ever repeating it. off," for what if I misread the
How many Pollocks does it take number and fry the husband?
to change a lightbulb? People will swear I did it on
The answer, of course, was three: purpose, and his mother will never
one to put the bulb in the socket, forgive me.
and two others to turn the ladder "You come look at it and show
around and around. me the one," I say to him, while
There are some interesting he's on the ladder.
intricacies to this politically "Just the one marked 'kitchen,'"
incorrect joke. I was from a small he says rather impatiently.
town in Alabama and didn't know "Can I turn them all off so I'll be
what a Pollock was, or why the sure?" I ask.
Polish nationality was the brunt He smiles and I realize it's the
of this joke, but that was the joke sweetest thing I've said to him in
and I told it. weeks: honey, I don't want to kill
God is punishing me now, you.
because the joke could be, how "It will be fine; just flip it," he
many Alabamians does it take to says, holding a glass fixture in one
change a lightbulb? hand, the bulb in another and the
I used to be really good at decorative brass piece underneath
changing lightbulbs, but I believe his neck.
that was when lightbulbs were "Quickly," he adds in a garbled
really good, too. My perspective, voice.
which is as unenlightened now as On a good day, he can remove
it was at the time of this childhood the socket part of the light from
joke, tells me that they don't make the socket part of the fixture, with
lightbulbs like they used to. a pair of pliers--often before his
The process of changing a arms go limp and all the blood
lightbulb is difficult enough under rushes from his head to his neck
ordinary circumstances. After all, as it is compacted upon his spinal
I am short and a step ladder is cord.
required--which means, of course, Once, however, we had to have
that I must move the vaccuum an electrician come out because
cleaner to get to the ladder...and the entire socket needed to be
the broom will fall on my head. replaced. There came the joke
while the two-liter drinks tumble again, but I pushed it aside as I
into a pile. searched for truth.
Or upstairs, it means I must "What is it with lightbulbs these
clean the clothes off the step days?" I asked, and I should never
ladder which hides in my closet. attempt to talk to electricians.
By the time I get the ladder and They are wired differently. They
find the appropriate wattage of probably ask for lightbulbs for
lightbulbs (located on a shelf Christmas and anniversaries.
that requires another ladder), I He gave me the "101" orientation
am braced for the accumulation course: make sure the wattage
of dead, parched bugs which will is appropriate and don't apply
land in your mouth if you're not unnecessary force when removing
careful to have it closed. the bulb. Carefully and gently
Then I brace myself again--this unscrew the bulb, listening for
time for existing bulbs that are it to remove itself from the
often too hot to handle. Minutes socket.
pass as I sit upon the ladder, It's not like 1 lift weights or
practicing patience, thinking anything; I'm pretty easy with
about that joke. such items. The electrician also
Then I proceed to gently unscrew recommended new-and-improved
the bulb from its socket, and the bulbs which only have to be
clear glass part separates from the changed every four or five years
silvery part which remains in the and are better for the environment.
ceiling of my house...laughing. "They're more expensive," he
You can cut yourself on the glass cautioned and the Scottish blood
part and get little pieces of glass in within me boiled.
your eyes too, which is worse than "I don't care," the husband said.
bugs in your mouth. "Get them."
This means you have to call the I have invested in these new,
husband and tell him that you improved lightbulbs. On Saturday,
need help changing the lightbulb, two out of the package of four
and that joke--that terrible joke didn't work, and I knew I was being
from childhood--goes round and punished. The other two bulbs
round through my head on a roller were fine and are still burning. I
coaster of its own. better not see as much as a flicker
Typically, it's a quick fix, or if until I've forgotten how much 1
desperate times call for desperate paid for them.
measures, we have resorted to For 1 am the brunt of my o\wn
using a raw potato to wrest the joke, and when I close my eyes,
remaining portion of the lighlbulb there are the Pollocks who carried
from the socket. But sometimes, this burden for so long, circling
you find yourself in electrician around in my head on their own
territory and must visit the circuit little roller coaster, with their
box before you stick your hand in hands in the air, screaming and
the socket to remedy the problem. laughing...at me.

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Auction. Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10
a.m. Auction House/Madison 1693
SW Moseley Hall Rd., Madison,
FL (850) 973-1444. We are back.
New time same place. We will be
selling new and used items such
as small and large power tools,
yard equipment, Christmas decor
and heaters. We will also have a
hauler from South Ga. here.
AU691 Ron Cox. AB2490
10/03- 10/05, PS

Yard sale. Help sponsor mission
trip for Perry First Assembly of
God. Saturday, Oct. 6, 7 a.m. until
2 p.m., at the church on Julia St.
10/03- 10/05

Yard sale. Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m.
until, 102 Grove Ave. (off Puckett
Rd.). Moving and downsizing!
Household goods, glassware,
freezer, furniture and much more.
10/03- 10/05

Yard sale. Saturday, 221 Judson
Drive, 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Fall
craft items, power tools, HD
jackets, boys bike, quilts & a few
clothes items, window and TV.
10/03- 10/05

Big Yard Sale. Friday and
Saturday, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., 2229
Black Oak Rd. (around
Deadman's Curve to Live Oak)
follow the signs. Men's and ladies
clothes, rugs, X-mas stuff and lots
10/03- 10/05

2002 36' travel trailer
slideouts, patio doors,
bedroom. Great shape
10/03- 10/05

2006 Kubota BX2230
drive tractor with loader
belly mower. 1,100 hours
diesel motor pull behi
$8,500. (850) 295-1489.
10/03- 10/05

Stainless prop for 25 HF
outboard, also hub/beari
Mike 838-7407.
10/03- 10/05

located in Lake Bird/Shad
area. Need two memb
(850) 578-2011.
09/21 10/10


Metal and Junk

Cash for junk cars and tri
removal. 7 days a week. (
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by Helping Hands of thi
asks all pet lovers to get
strut. This is our third yei
for more details in future
10/03- 10/08

WANTED. Someone
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preferred! Please call (8
09/28- 10/10

2008 Jacobsen 42x60 4/2
2008 Scotbilt 28x70 3/2
2005 Fleetwood 28x76 4/2
1996 Fleetwood 16x80 3/2
1997 Homes of Merit 28x60 4/2
Call (352) 303-8771
(352) 493-9600.
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2 bedroom, 1 bath, beautiful home
on large lot. Living room, big eat-in
kitchen,'central air. 207 S. High
St., $595 monthly, $595 deposit.
Call (305) 970-1653.
LS, tfn

2 BR/1BA, small house for rent on
Jenkins Rd. $400 monthly, $200
deposit. First, last and security
deposit, references needed. Call
Jessica at 838-7691, leave
10/03- 10/05


House in town. 3 bedroom, 1 1/2
baths. No pets, no smoking.
Background check required. $550
per month rent, $550 security
deposit. Call 584-6140.
10/03- 10/12

2 bedroom, 1 bath, house for rent.
1,800 sq. ft. open floor plan, 2 car
garage, hardwood floors,
remodeled. $650 monthly, $650
security. Call (850) 295-4454.
10/03- 10/05

Seeking drug/alcohol free person
to rent room in my home.
Everything furnished, $100
weekly. Call 838-6746 or 672-
4089. Chihuahua puppies $75.
BW, tfn (Wed.)

Camper trailer for rent in quiet
country setting. Utilities included,
$90 weekly, $90 deposit, no large
pets. Call 838-6746 or 672-4089.
BW, tfn (Wed.)

1 bedroom fully furnished trailer in
nice quiet area. Utilities and
satellite TV included. 1 adult only,
no children, no pets, $130 weekly
and $130 security. Call 584-2199.
09/26- 10/12

Woodridge Apartments
Accepting applications for 1, 2,
and 3 BR HC and Non-HC
accessible apartments. HUD
vouchers considered. Call 850-
584-5668. 709 W. Church St.,
Perry, FL 32348 TDD 711. 'This
institution is an equal opportunity
provider, and employer."
WGA, tfn

2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments
r with 2 Rent based on income with
A/C rear First Month Rent Free for
$7,000. qualified applicants. Call
850-584-6842. TDD. EHO.
Section 8 Affordable ".lullt3irTiiiy
4 wheel TWA, tfn
and 5 ft.
on 3 cyl. Office space available. 900 sq. ft.,
nd disc. Move in special. 1000 S. Jefferson
St. (850) 371-1568.
09/12- 10/05

Yamaha 2BD/1BA house on a beautiful
ngs. Call corner lot, 602 W. Veterans Dr.
Patio, fenced yard, eat-in kitchen
and dinning room. $595 monthly,
$595 deposit, (305) 970-1653.
)0 acres LS, tfn
dy Grove
iers, call Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included for monthly
$595 (required $45 deposit),
$175-$240 weekly or $40 daily
(tax included). 317 N. Byron Butler
Pkwy. (305) 970-1653.
LS, tfn

Classifieds work...

Call 584-5513.
ucks, free
Call (386)
513. Westgate Rooms available for
rent. refrigerator, microwave, TV
w/cable, AC/Heater. Everything
included. $175- $240 weekly, $40
daily, $595-$635 per month.
RV sites $20 daily, $100 weekly,
sponsored $350 monthly. Tax included. 1627
e Shelter S. Byron Butler Pkwy. 850-299-
ready to 6554.
ar! Watch LS, tfn
Furnished 1 and 2 bedroom
apartments for rent $600 to $800.
Included with rent is full cable t.v.,
to do Internet, hot tub, one block, one
,sidential block to river and new boat
:perience landing. Call 352-498-7740 if no
350) 295- answer 813-677-9640.
SPR, tfn

3 bedroom, 2 bath, wood framed
home in city limits. Needs carpet,
paint and TLC. A/C $39,500, 920
Washington St. (850) 295-1489.
10/03- 10/05

Home for sale. 3BD/2BA tri-level
floor plan, LR/DR with fireplace,
family room with fireplace, kitchen,
breakfast area, office, large rec.
room, patio, pool, large storage
building, 3 acres m/I, 2,592 sq. ft.
121 Shady Oaks Dr. (off
Plantation). (850) 584-7687 or
08/22- 10/31

Want to own this part of "The
Suwannee River?"
Priced to Sell!!l!
Located in Lafayette County,
Mayo, Florida.
.75 acres for only $36,500!!!
Now Accepting Offers
Call Cynthia for more information
(850) 223-7152
or Visit our website: bcfcu.coop
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Land for Sale, 221 North between
Shiloh Church Rd. and Cairo
Parker Rd. 1 acre lots with paved
roads. Owner financing available.
Please call (386) 658-1346 or
(850) 584-7466.
EF tfn

LAND FOR SALE. 10 acres/30
acres on San Pedro Bay Road.
100 acres with mature pine trees
on Hwy. 27. (850) 878-8101,
please leave message.

2009 Hyndia Accent. Only 50k
miles, runs excellent, 2 door,
black, still under warranty, $6,800.
10/03- 10/05

1997 Chevrolet Astro van. All
wheel drive, very good
mechanical condition, 8
passenger seating, front and rear
air. 146,515 miles $2,900. Call
Don Cook 584-3951.
09/26 10/05

Advent Christian Village
Current JOBS
Call (386) 658-5627 or visit
24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Be Your Best Among the Best!
FT Licensed Physician Assistant
FT position to deliver primary care
in HPSA-designated, established
rural clinic with onsite board
certified physician. On-call
rotation with two other
practitioners for
evening/weekends and medical
support for 161-bed skilled
nursing facility required.
Experience preferred but not
required. Unrestricted FL license
required. Experience in electronic
medical records and geriatrics a
RN Quality of Care Leader
Unrestricted Florida RN license,
excellent clinical
nursing/assessment skills, current
CPR certification, verifiable IV skill
(start, regulate, maintain,
discontinue IVs) required. Good
communication, organizational
and computer skills required; must
work as part of interdisciplinary
team to assure outstanding quality
of life/quality of care for LTC
residents. On-call rotation require.
experience and knowledge of LTC
regs desired.
FT position 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 9:00 a.m. until 4:00
p.m., or fax resume/credentials to
(386) 658-5160. EOE/Drug-Free
Workplace/Criminal background
checks required.
10/03- 10/12, ACV

Cashier/Desk Clerk
Must be able to work evenings
and weekends. Must be able to
pass a background and drug test.
Must have dependable
transportation, a valid ID and be
18. Please fax a COMPLETE
resume to (850) 584-4544. No
phone calls please.
09/19 10/12

Retail and Food Service Manager
needed immediate opening in a
progressive and growing company
requires previous experience in
retail or food service
management. Including store
scheduling, P&L, marketing and
expense control. Compensation
based on skills and experience.
Vacation, sick and health benefits
available. Resume and references
required. Apply by mail, P.O. Box
923, Perry, FL 32348.

The Healthy Start Coalition of
Jefferson, Madison, and Taylor
Counties is seeking a Case
Position requires knowledge of
local community health services
and agencies, ability to
communicate clearly and
concisely through oral and written
communication, ability to establish
and maintain effective working
relationships with Coalition
membership, staff, all providers
and the general public, ability to
work one on one to improve health
behaviors, and the ability to work
independently in local office or in
the field. The ideal candidate will
have discretion in all matters and
a strong working knowledge of all
Microsoft Office functions.
Experience in the social service
community preferred; must reside
in Jefferson, Madison or Taylor
counties. Base salary $22,000.00.
Submit resume to: Healthy Start,
P.O. Box 568, Greenville, FL
32331 by October 15, 2012.
10/03- 10/12

Taylor County Board of County
Library Technician (part time)-
starting at $8.04/hr
(Call In) Roll-Off Site Attendant-
starting at $7.67/hr
Applications and job description
can be obtained from
Square (Save-A-Lot and Goodwill
parking lot) on Tuesdays,
Wednesday, or Thursdays 9:00
a.m. 4:00 p.m.; or Workforce.
Positions are open until filled.
Taylor County Board of
Commissioners is an EOE, VP, DT
and background checking
TCBCC, tfn

Student Support Aide. See
www.nfcc.edu for details.
10/03- 10/19, NFCC

Immediate opening for someone
with accounting skills. May be
degree and/or experienced.'Must
be competent and enjoy working
with numbers. Hours 8:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m. Compensation open,
based on skills. Normal vacation,
sick leave, holiday pay. Bring
resume, work and salary history,
along with references. Please
apply in person. Ware Oil &
Supply Co. Inc., 2715 S. Byron
Butler Pkwy., Perry, FL 32348.
Drug Free Workplace.
WO, tfn

Carpet, Vinyl and Repairs. Will
beat all prices. Call 850-838-9050.
If no answer please a leave
BR, tfn

*Stump Grinding
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*Bucket truck use
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*Free Estimates* and
*Great Rates*
Call today!
850-838-5923 or 850-584-8191
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Licensed and Insured
Certified Quality Specialist.
10/31, tfn

JM Handyman Home Repairs,
LLC Pressure washing, painting,
concrete, wood decks, Ceramic
tile, laminate wood available,
Mobile Home Repairs, RV Leak
Repairs. 838-6077 or 584-2270.

A to Z Farm and Lawn Service
Land clearing, tree trimming/
removal, dump truck service,
harrowing, bush hog mowing, rake
work, dirt leveling and complete
lawn service. Call 584-6737.

Cordele Dawson Corporation
the holder of the following
certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance,
description of the property, and
the names in which the property
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number 121 Year of
Issuance 2010
Description of Property:
Parcel Number R01766-546
Legal 10.00 acres;
Lot 3 Tract 4: Commence at the
Northwest corner of Section 23,
Township 2 South, Range 7 East;
Thence run South 88D 54M 10S
East 1083.37 feet; thence run
South 01D 10M 25S West 1082.96
feet to a Point of Beginning;
thence run South 88D 54M 10S
East 401.92 feet; thence run
South 01D 10M 25S West 541.48
feet; thence run North 88D 54M
10S West 401,92 feet; thence run
North 01D 10M 25S East 541.48
feet to the Point of Beginning.
Also Lot 4 Tract 4: Commence at
the Northwest corner of Section
23, Township 2 South, Range 7
East; Thence run South 88D 54M
10S East 1083.37 feet; thence run
South 01D 10M 25S West 1624.45
feet to the Point of Beginning;
thence run South 88D 54M 10S
East 401.92 feet; thence run
South 01D 10M 25S West 480.11
feet; thence run south 73D 57M
52S West 420.76 feet; thence run
North 01D 10M 25S East 604.06
feet to the Point of Beginning.
Recording In official records 606,
page 220.
Name in which assessed
Selbourne & Vinnie Goode
Said property being in the
County of Taylor, State of Florida,
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described shall be sold
to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 22th day
of October, 2012 at 11:00 o'clock
a.m. Dated this 13th day of
September, 2012
Signature: Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida

Cordele Dawson Corporation
the holder of the following
certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of Issuance,
description of the property, and
the names in which the property
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number 1254 Year of
Issuance 2010
Description of Property:
Parcel Number R09043-700
S6-T3S-R9E RUN N8920'39"E
BOUNDARY RD, N61 "18' 43"E
159.65 FT, N57"54'42"E 258.72 FT
TO CL MAX RD, S1343' 40"E 61.16
S87'28'08"E 1406.83 FT, S87'07'20"E
1072.05 FT. S86'55'25"E 1308.84 FT
TO CL GUM RD, S02'22'51"E
104.73 FT, S21'25'43"E 65.78 FT,
S42'02'33"E 94.51 FT, S45"38'39"E
68.39 FT, S41"00'17"E 67.91 FT,
S2859'03"E 73.10 FT, S18'06'15"E
62.72 FT, SI1"40'13"E 53.49 FT,
S10'33'02"E 600.82 FT, S0049'41"E
85.10 FT, S0157'05"W 265.19 FT,
S08o32'00W 124.07 FT,
S1949'36"W 111.12 FT,
S23'25'25"W 171.82 FT,
S0343'48"W 76.56 FT, S14 25'08"E
82.93 FT,' S2523'10"E 47.15 FT,
S3342'37"E 220.89 FT, S1213'18E
137.98 FT, S0046'49"E 160.67 FT,
S0413'40E 46.62 FT, S2328'33"E
111.56 FT, S3108'16E 139.15 FT,
S1451'49" E 89.64 FT TO CL FARR
RD, N7729'46"E 484.03 FT.
553.18 FT, S89'10'40"E 75.91 FT,
S8321'14"E 398,26 FT, S76'22'41"E
187.10 FT, S7714'04"E 295.44 FT,
190.87 FT, S83"13'05"E 93,38 FT,
S7118'35"E 68.42 FT, S59'50'18"E
64.07 FT, S54'06'51"E 230.52 FT,
S51"22'33"E 72.11 FT, S40'36'52"E
70.72 FT, S3538'31"E 276.08 FT,
S8927'00"E 519.78 FT, S89055'15"E
1508,54 FT, SOOE 1765.15 FT,
SO149'03"W 1201.25 FT, TO CL OF
SMITH RD, N88'37'09"W 551.74 FT
SO149'03"W 1577.92 FT,
N8813'13"W 553,07 FT,
N0149'03"E 1574.07 FT TO CL OF
SMITH RD, S88"37'09"E 553,09 FT
PAGES 311-328
Name In which assessed
Michellne & Toussaint Aristide
Said property being In the
County of Taylor, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described shall be sold
to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 22nd
day of October, 2012 at 11:00
Dated this 13th day of
September, 2012

Signature: Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida

The Big Bend Water Authority
("Authority") announces a public
hearing and special meeting,
The Authority is undertaking a
project to expand its existing
sewer system to serve additional
utility customers ("Expansion
Project), This Expansion Project
will be undertaken in only a
portion of the Authority's utility
service area Phases 1, 2 and 3. A
copy of a map illustrating the
breakdown of phases for the
Authority's sewer system
improvements ("Phase Map") Is
on display at 1313 1st Avenue SE,
Steinhatchee, Florida 32359. A
copy of the Phase Map is also
available upon request by
contacting Jo HIers at 352-498-
3576. Property located within
Phases 4 through 11 of the
Authorityis service area is not
included In the Expansion
Project, and will not receive
sewer service from the Authority
until such time as it is
economically feasible for the
Authority to provide sewer
service to those customers. It is
the Authority's Intent to
undertake to provide service in
Phases 4 through 11 in sequential
order and as additional funding
sources become available. The
purpose of the public hearing is
to receive public comment and
answer any questions regarding
whether your property is part of
the Expansion Project and why
Authority customers in Phases 4
through 11 of the Authority utility
service area will not be receiving
service as part of the Expansion
Project. The public hearing will
be held on October 11, 2012 at
6:00 p.m. at 1313 1st Avenue SE,
Steinhatchee, Florida 32359.
A special meeting of the
Authority will be held
Immediately after the public
hearing. The purpose the special
meeting is for the Authority
Board of Directors ("Board") to
consider quotations for
accounting services and select
an accounting firm, receive
information and make decisions
regarding a proposed water
treatment plant project, receive
information regarding the USDA
wastewater expansion project,
and consider any additional
items and issues that may come
before the Board.
Members of the public are
encouraged to attend and
provide comment at the hearing
and meeting, which may be
continued to a date and time
certain as announced at the
hearing or meeting. For more
information please contact Jo
Hiers at 352-498-3576. In
accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, any person
requiring special
accommodations at the hearing
should contact Jo Hiers at 352-
498-3576. If you are hearing or
speech Impaired, please
contact the Florida Relay Service
at (800) 955-8770 for aid in
contacting Jo Hiers at 352-498-
3576 at least two (2) days prior to
the dote of the hearing and
Each person who decides to
appeal any decision made by
the Board with respect to any
matter considered at the
hearing or meeting is advised
that such person will need a
record of the proceedings and,
accordingly, the person may
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is
made, including the testimony
and evidence upon which such
appeal is to be based.

Notice of Intent
I, Pamela C. Taylor am notifying
Gene E. Taylor of my intent of

District Board of Trustees of North
Florida Community College will
hold a special Board of Trustees
business meeting Wednesday,
October 10, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. In
the Madison County Community
Bank conference room, 301 E.
Base St., Madison, FL, A copy of
the agenda may be obtained
by writing: NFCC, Office of the
President, 325 NW Turner Davis
Dr., Madison, FL 32340. For
disabil ity -related
accommodations, contact the
NFCC Office of College
Advancement, 850-973-1653.
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Letters to the Editor

'Greatest military of all time being reduced to mediocre'

Continued from page 9
in his book if it comes to a
conflict with the Moslems
he would side with them?
This is a sign of weakness
to Moslem radicals and will
cost American lives sooner
or later.
Same-sex marriage is an
erosion of the very fabric
of civilization. Many will
say. who cares if gays want
to be married? That is an
irresponsible position;
marriage is between one
man and one woman and a
divine standard. The truth
is the gay rights movement
managed to get the American
Psychological Association
(APA) to remove
homosexuality from their

Continued from page 9
that the city's mayor, former
Obama Chief of Staff Rahm
Emanuel, has resorted
to calling in the FBI for
Obama's anti-gun policies
have left good, law-abiding
people defenseless in the
face of Chicago's crime
wave. The average police
response time in Chicago is
nearly four minutes. That's
an eternity for a disarmed,
single mother trapped in
fear behind a bedroom door.
Or an elderly person, whose

mental disorders manual.
In doing so a nationally
recognized mental problem
became normal. There
is danger in this process
because now there is a
coordinated attempt to
remove pedophilia from
APA's disorders manual.
Once we open the door for
anything we can expect
everything. We would not
have believed that same-
sex marriage would be a
platform of one of America's
political parties but it is. Can
you imagine the country if
pedophilia all of a sudden
becomes normal? How will
we protect our children?
The president calls
himself a progressive
and these are progressive
thoughts. You and I know

only means of reasonable
self-defense is a firearm.
Yet in spite of this,
President Obama is still
calling for stricter gun
control laws and a national
ban on semi-automatic
firearms (like a handgun
for self defense and your
Browning deer rifle) in
his 2012 party platform.
None of this will prevent
criminals from obtaining
guns. These will disarm
law-abiding Americans.
Obama's 2012 party
platform makes it clear that
if he wins re-election, he
will work to bring the same.

people with progressive
thoughts and many do not
alarm us because they are
so subtle. The problem is
progressives are grounded
at differing levels of
liberalism making defense
of our standards difficult to
protect.. The Democratic
Party is promoting the entire
spectrum of progressivism
and the result is the erosion
of our way of life. We must
remain diligent in or effort
to protect against further
erosion of the standards of
our nation.
Just this morning 1 saw an
interview with Congressman
Allen West. In the interview
he quoted an author on the
failure of democracy. The
interview was in response
to Mitt Romney's comments

dangerous anti-Second
Amendment policies that
are destroying Chicago to
towns nationwide.
For that reason,
November's election
presents a clear choice
between our Second
Amendment freedoms and
fundamental right to self-
defense...and the murder
and mayhem that Barack
Obama helped bring to
Chicago, but now wants
us all to ignore this terrible
failure as well as loss of
freedom and safety.
Elmer Coker

'$600,000 would go long

way toward roads, EMS'

on the thoughts of those
that do not pay taxes in the
United Slates. Thle author
stated that all democracies
will eventually fail when
more people are funded by
the government than actually
fund the government. Hello
isn't that what President
Obama is promoting? We
have some tough choices
and it is not going to be easy
for anyone. We must band
together as we did during
WWII by returning to our
roots if we hope to pull the
country out of the tail spin.
The president has a plan
to divide our nation so
progressives can change
our way of life. After all
they are far smarter than
our founding fathers and
of course us. The first part
of that plan is to destroy
the economy and that is
almost history. Secondly is
to put the majority on public
assistance and we are at
47 percent. And third is to
make us more like Europe,
weak in my mind!
Can you see a pattern here?
You can believe democratic
propaganda if you like. I am
afraid you may run the risk
the Germans did in believing
Hitler or the Russians in
believing Stalin or China
with Mao. It is time to ban
together and take the country
back before it's too late.
I don't like our two-party
system any better than many
of you but it is what we have
presently. I can tell you some
organization is better than
none as the progressives
are promoting. Until we can
make changes in that process
we must work within it. 1
\was once a Democrat but
cannot worship God and
label myself as part of that
group anymore. This may be
insulting to some but if you

look at the truth you cannot
deny being a Democrat and
claiming Christianity is
Recently after criticism
the Democrats put God back
in their party platform. Who
in their right mind took Him
out in the first place? Did you
happen to see the rebellion in
the democratic convention
when that vote was rapidly
forced through without
discussion? Actions speak
louder than words and I am
afraid I hear the Democratic
Party loud and clear. We
have late-term abortions,
same-sex marriage, openly
gay service in our military,
destruction of our morality,
and erosion of the protection
of Israel and ourselves. Our
leaders make excuses and
apologize for our standards.
I don't know about you
but I believe God is from
Missouri, He expects us
to show Him through
actions rather than tell
Him. Democrat's words
are babble and their actions
wave a finger in God's face
that I refuse to participate in.
This is not a gender specific,
ethnic or race-based issue it
is the basis of our belief as
the majority of the United
States. Christians it's time to
put aside our differences and
vote in block, we can make
changes but we must truly
stand for what we believe.
If we cannot come together
we may soon lose our
constitutional rights such
as our right to worship as
we see fit because it offends
When the president
took office, gasoline cost
approximately three times
less than now. He promised
lower employment and it
has remained high let alone
the trillions put into the

so called build-up of the
economy at our expense.
The truth is if you were
not with the party platform
and fund raising you were
not provided any stimulus
money. Another truth is the
stimulus hurt capitalism
more than it helped an
Obama plan. In other words
the president is guilty of
cronyism yet he wants us
to give him another term
and more of our money to
spend. The most important
leader on earth stands on
the podium telling you one
thing while quietly doing
another. He apologizes for
our exceptionalism, values
and constitutional rights.
He promised less tax on
the middle class yet Obama
Care was defended by his
justice department as a tax.
Then he tells you and me it
was never a tax; that is lying
in one case or the other? If
allowed to stand it is one of
the largest taxes in history.
Our moral fabric is being
ripped apart. Our national
security is compromised.
There is a plan to destroy
capitalism and to drive a
wedge between the people.
The greatest military in
the world is being reduced
to mediocre at best. We
are being driven to be like
nations that have never been
able to protect themselves
and we are abandoning
Israel. Obama Care is a
cancer we cannot afford.
In fact, in my opinion, we
can no longer afford the
president himself.
If some how you believe
the Democrat's lies and a
second term is in our best
interest, I have some snake
oil for sale available at
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Washington, DC.
Earnest Eakins

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Send letters to P.O. Box 888, Perry, FL 32348; or newsdesk@perrynewspapers.com. Please include a
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Continued from page 9
and funding to adequately
supply teachers and students
with the best educational
So I ask, what will benefit
us more, a well funded
ambulance service and
good roads to get to where


you're going more safely or
another new softball field
and poorly built boat ramp?
As a taxpayer in the county.
I would like to see my tax
dollars go to projects that are
going to be a long-term use
to all the county's citizens,
students and visitors alike.
I would like to see my
tax dollars funding local

contractors helping get our
local economy going. Not
another project that isn't
immediately needed.
That $600,000 for the
new fields could go a long
way to funding a road repair.
new books for students or
keeping emergency services
Alex Edwards

Gun control will'disarm

law-abiding Americans'

City of Perry
111 Ridge Rd.

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A-12 Taco Times October 3, 2012

Hospital board agreed to accept

county commission's assistance

Continued from page 1
stationed at Steinhalchee on
July 2011.
"Since this time D)MH
has determined the cost of
about $165,000 per year is
more than DMH can absorb
considering the present
financial condition of DM4H.
We regret to inform the
TCBCC effective 60 days
from the date of this letter
or until staff is not available
to maintain the permanent
ambulance in Steinhatchee,
DMH will no longer be able
to maintain a permanent
ambulance in Steinhatchee.
As per the present contract



'aware' of


Continued from page 2
well aware that we would
be enforcing the ordinance.
An officer went to both
businesses, giving the
managers/owners present
copies of the ordinance.
Both centers were found
not to be in compliance
with another element of
the ordinance (regarding
window tinting) and both
made the changes needed
and were in compliance.
However, neither
business addressed the
lab analysis requirement,"
Cruse said.
During discussion items
at last Tuesday's Perry
City Council meeting,
City Manager Bob
Brown mentioned the
non-compliance of both
businesses regarding the
matter, adding that if the
Sept. 30 deadline was not
met (for license renewal),
that the businesses would be
closed down.

EMS services will be
provided to Steinhatchee
from the location at IDMHI."
Brown told
commissioners Monday
that he and staff examined
multiple options but could
find none cheaper (that
would maintain the current
level of service) than
providing an additional
$12,500 per month subsidy
toward the expenses of the
third ambulance.
Those options included
running the service
themselves or contracting
for EMS services from a
third party company or from
Dixie County.
With their meeting
room filled with
concerned Steinhatchee
residents, commissioners
unanimously approved the
increase for 12 months--to
start after the stated 60-day
window--but with a caveat
that DMH officials move
forward with the purchase of
a new ambulance for which
they received a grant earlier
this year. Hospital officials

told commissioners this past
summer that they were not
certain they had the funds
available to cover the match
required by the grant.
Brown said the 12 months
would give DMH and the
county time to work out a
more permanent solution to
EMS coverage.
A number of Steinhatchee
residents addressed the
board, thanking them
for their decision while
directing their anger at the
hospital. Several questioned
why the Steinhatchee-based
ambulance was chosen for
the cut, rather than one of
the Perry-based vehicles.
While there were no
hospital representatives
at Monday's commission
meeting, Brett told the
Taco timess Tuesday that
his board has reached a
consensus to agree to the
county's deal.
"We will be taking the
deal," Brett said. "We are
very happy to be able to
work things out. This is
good news for everybody."

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Auction, BBQ this Saturday

The Auction & Bar-
b-que at Shady Grove
Comnmnity Park will be
held on Saturday, Oct.
6. "Be there by 9:30
a.m. to register for the

auction, which will begin
at 10 a.m. Crowning of
the Shady Grove Little
Miss, Princess and Queen
will take place at 11:30
a.m. followed by lunch:

pulled pork, beans, slaw,
bread and drink for $5,"
organizers said.
"We will also have lots
of items to be auctioned
plus door prizes."

Regi ster

October 9, 2012
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party changes. The book closing date for the General Election is Oct. 9, 2012. If you
need to register to vote or would like to make a party change you must complete
a voter registration form and submit it to the elections office on or before this book
closing date. Once the registration books close, only updates to a voter's name,
address and signature shall be permitted. Visit the Supervisor of Elections website
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