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December 26, 2012 ) 51st year, No. 52
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Serving the Tree Capii .:. the South Since 1961


News Forum

Blood drive at DMH
The Southeastern
Community Blood Center
will host a blood drive Friday,
Jan. 4, at Doctors' Memorial
Hospital from 12 noon to 4,
p.m.
Donors will receive a free
meal ticket along with two
movie tickets. Donors will
also be entered into a weekly
drawing for a Nikon CoolPix
S9300 camera along with an
entry into the monthly grand
prize drawing for a 51-inch
Samsung television.
To sign up, call Jamie
Rouse at 584-0889. Walk-ins
are welcome,
For more information, visit
www.scbcinfo.org.

City announces
holiday schedule
The City of Perry has
announced its holiday
schedule for next week.
For the New Year's holiday,
city offices will be closed
Tuesday, Jan. 1.
Regularly scheduled
collections will be made
Monday, Dec. 31. Tuesday
customers will receive service
on Wednesday, Jan. 2,, and
regular collections resume
Thursday, Jan. 3, and Friday,
Jan.4.

Franklin to be guest
speaker Jan.1
Retired Perry Police
Department (PPD) sergeant
and Army veteran Dodd
Franklin will be guest speaker
at the Tuesday, Jan. 1, meeting
of American Legion Post 96.
Franklin will share
experiences both as a military
police officer in the U.S. Army
as well as patrolman with the
PPD.
Thd meeting will begin at 7
p.m. and the public is invited
to attend.


Charita Hope Demps


Commemorative
celebration slated
Jan. 13
The annual Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
commemorative celebration
is 'planned for Sunday, Jan.
13, at Stewart Memorial AME
Church, starting at 6 p.m.
Keynote speaker will be
attorney and Perry native
Charita Hope Demps.
The Perry Youth/Adult
Mass Choir, directed by Dr.
Phillip Combs, will provide
the music. The Taylor County
tr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Commemorative Committee
sponsors this annual event.

Weather

Wednesday 58 -

34

Thursday 63

32


Index
Editorial .................. A-2
Living ...................... A-4
Community ............ A-5
Religion................... A-6
Sports..................... A-7
Classifieds ............. A-8


6 I 1 1111 1 C 51


Drunk driver


charged in


head-on crash


A Mayo man has been
charged with multiple DUIT
(driving under the influence).
felonies after crashing head-
on with an Alabama couple
Saturday, Dec. 22.
Ernest Eugene Turner,
42, was apprehended in
Lafayettee County after
he fled the scene at U.S.
Highway 19 South and
S.R. 51 near Tennille. He
was arrested for (felony)
leaving a scene with injuries
without rendering aid, two
counts of DUI .ith serious
bodily injury, one count of
DUI and property damage,
driving Idule his license
was suspended, no motor


vehicle registration, failure
to have motor vehicle
liability insurance and
violation of right-of-way.
He was .booked at the
Taylor County Jail and
posted bond Sunday, Dec.
23.
Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP) Trooper John
Sleigher reported that
Turner was traveling from
the parking lot of the White
Tail Lounge and turned
into the face of on-coming
traffic headed south in the
northbound, outside lane of
Highway 19.
'* Please see page 3


County seeks


grant for ramp,


dock upgrades


at Mandalay?

The Taylor County Commission is considering a grant
application to the Florida Boating Improvement Program
(FBIP) with an eye to potentially use those funds for
improvements to the Mandalay boat ramp on the Aucilla
River.
At their meeting last week, commissioners agreed to hold
two public hearings in January on the grant appli,'ation.
Although no project has been picked yet for the grant,
County Grants Coordinator Melody Cox told the board
that staff will recommend they apply for the grant to make
improvements to the ramp and dock at Mandalay ramp.
'Taylor County has been very successful in the past
obtaining FBIP grants," Cox said. "The county currently
has two open grants with FBIP in the amount of $100,000
-* Please see page 3


27 years of public service
Facing a courtroom packed with wall-to-wall people is nothing new to
the Honorable Stephen "Buddy" Murphy. But on Friday, the faces looking
back at him were those of family, friends and distinguished colleagues. The
occasion was a retirement ceremony honoring his 27 years on the bench as
county judge. (Top photo) With his wife Tina by his side, Murphy listened as
close friends and fellow judges praised his dedication and service. (Second
photo) The Rev. Glenn Baker of First Baptist Church shared his memories
of first meeting Murphy when he began courting his wife-to-be. (Bottom
photo) Seven local judges were on-hand to offer their congratulations: (left
to right) Madison County Judge Wetzel Blair, Circuit Judge Vernon Douglas
(Lake City), Columbia County Judge Tom Colerrian, Circuit Judge Julian
Collins (Lake City), Circuit Judge David Fina (Live Oak), Circuit Judge Jim
Bean (Perry) and Chief Judge Leandra G. Johnson (Lake City).


Carlton re-elected school board chair


Taylor County School
Board Chairman Brenda
Carlton once again retained
her seat for another term
during the board's recent
re-organization.
The board unanimously
elected Carlton as chairman
after Board Member Darrell
Whiddon nominated her
and no other nominations
were made.
Board Member Kenneth
Dennis then nominated
Board Member Danny
Lundy as vice-chairman.


He was also elected
unanimously.
Both Dennis and
Whiddon won new terms
in office earlier this year
unopposed.
Superintendent Paul Dyal
was unopposed in his bid
for a second term.
The board also agreed
to maintain its meeting
schedule on the first
and third Tuesday at
6p.m.
The meetings are held
at the Alton H. \Vent\orth


Administrative Complex on
Clark Street.,
The next item under
discussion :was the re-
appointment of Board
Attorney Angela Ball.
Carlton said she and
Dyal had spoken with Ball,
and she had indicated that
she would be willing, to
accept the position if the
board approved her re-
appointment.
Dennis questioned
whether the position had
been advertised or placed


Fire re-ignites


Members of the Schwab family--Chad, Dana,
Tanner, Trevor and Fletcher--were especially
thankful this holiday season. Although their
home at 103 Elizabeth Lane was destroyed by
a fire that started Dec. 13 and re-ignited a day
later, "the love and support from the community
has been just amazing," Dana Schwab said. First
Baptist Church has coordinated contributions of
housewares and is also accepting donations of
gift cards for the family.


out to bid by the district.
Dyal said it had not.
Following a brief
discussion, it was
determined that if the
board wanted to advertise
for another attorney, or
place the position up for
bids, it should be .done at
least three months- prior
to the re-organizational
meeting.
Lundy then made a
motion to re-appoint
Ball. which passed
unanimously.


Brenda Carlton


Unemployment rate

level' for November;

ranking 12th in state


Taylor County's
unemployment rate held
mostly level in November,
but its drop over the past
five months has been slower
than most of the state,
leaving the county with the
12th highest rate among
Florida's 67 counties.
Taylor's rate in November
was 9.2 percent, slightly
up from its October rate of
9.1 percent, which was its
lowest point in 2012.
The year's previous low
had been the 9.2 percent
rate reported in April, a
level it held into May. June,
however, saw it rise to 9.6
percent and July brought
another half-percentage
point increase. August
stopped the rising trend,
bringing the rate back into
single digits.
Despite the recent drops,


however, Taylor has been
steadily climbing the list
of ~the counties with the
highest .unemployment
rates, moving from 19th in
July to 12th November.
For November, Taylor
County had 853 people
unemployed and 8,412
people employed, according
to numbers released recently
by the Florida Department
of Economic Opportunity
(DEO).
Among Taylor's
neighbors, Madison
County had the highest
unemployment rate with
10.2 percent, followed
by Dixie with 10 percent.
Below Taylor were Jefferson
'County at 6.7 percent and
Lafayette at 6.6 percent.
Only Jefferson County saw
".* Please see page 3












Editorial


A-2 TaCO Times December 26,2012


THINKING OUT LOUD
By RAY EVANS v.

What Americans Don't Know


There are millions of
things that Americans in
general don't know, of
course, but there are a few
things every American
should know.
For instance, everyone
should know how to
keep a bank account up
to date, especially when
many pay all of their bills
electronically. Everyone
should know that businesses
exist in order to make a
profit for their owners,
and not to provide jobs.
Everyone should know how
our election process works.
Everyone should know that
federal dollars and state
dollars and city/county
dollars all are the same.
dollars that were first taken
from us and are being used
as directed by politicians.
It has taken a long time for
me to realize just how few
know some of those most
important things.
An e-mail forwarded to
me recently contained an
audio exchange between a-
radio talk-show host and a
caller. One of the first things
the caller claimed was that
we should let everyone
who wants to come to
come to America do so.
The host asked if she was
aware that countries had
borders. She knew that, but
thought they shouldn't. She
thought everyone should
have a right to go wherever
in the world they wish,
with no restrictions. She
wasn't concerned about the


backgrounds of immigrants.
Vicious criminals, priests
and doctors were all the
same.
Next, she stated that the
government should limit the
amount of money people
earn. The host was by now
almost speechless. The
caller couldn't give a reason
for that belief, but seemed to
envy those whose individual
talents enabled them to earn
great amounts of money.
I thought: If pro football
or baseball players were
limited to, say, $50,000
per year those sports as we
know them would cease.
No one would want to take
the physical punishment
those athletes absorb every
time they go onto the field
without a generous payment
for their services. There are
good reasons why different
fields of endeavor pay
different wages.
The host asked what kind
of work the caller did and
she replied that she didn't
work, she was on welfare.
The host then stated that
he needed to earn as much
as possible in order to help
pay for her welfare. She
told him, indignantly, that he
didn't pay for her welfare,
Obama did. I could visualize
the host about to explode
due to disbelief. Still, he
politely asked her where
the president got the money
with which to pay her, but
she didn't know. She said it
was "government" money,
or something, but none of it


came from other people. The
host finally dismissed her
with appropriate comments
about her ignorance.
Sad to say, tens of millions
of people seem to have the
same level of knowledge
about how things work
as the caller to the radio
program. They have voted
to re-elect a president who
seems to promise everybody
everything they want, not
realizing that he can't keep
those promises. They can't
see that a diminishing work
force and diminishing
salaries will produce less
income taxes with which to
pay the government's bills.
Recently I learned that
one of the laws concerning
welfare and/or food stamps
requires the government
to pay a certain amount
to everyone who qualifies
for assistance, even if the
government doesn't 'have
the money with which to
pay.
I can't imagine intelligent
humans getting together
and agreeing to that
requirement, and they
didn't. It was conceived
in Congress, where every
passing year confirms that
the organization has too
many members whose
intelligence levels are far
below their pay grades. At
present they are considering
how to spend our way out
of debt. It appears that only
divine intervention can save
what is left of our once-
proud country.


In 2013, pick a worthy


resolution-volunteer


By SHARON D. DAVIDSON
Big Bend Hospice, Inc.
Are you thinking of
making a New Year's
Resolution in 2013? Each
January, roughly one in three
Americans resolve to better
themselves in some way. A
much smaller percentage of
people actually make good
on those resolutions.
A popular, non-selfish
New Year's resolution, one
that will motivate you to
keep, is to volunteer.
A growing body of
research indicates a strong
relationship between
volunteerism and individual
health benefits. "We tend
to think that we can make
ourselves happy by doing
things for ourselves, but.
we are happier when we
are doing things for others,
like through volunteer
work," says Peter Kanaris,
Ph.D, coordinator of public
education for the New
York State Psychological
Association. And guess
what? Happiness is good
for your health. Studies
show those who volunteer
live longer, experience an


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increase in energy, enjoy a
decrease in daily stress, are
better able to manage their
own health issues and are
less likely to be obese.
Are you ready to reap some
of these health benefits in
2013? You can do this while
simultaneously spending
time helping out at your
local food bank, mentoring
a child, or building a house.
There are many nonprofit
volunteer organizations in
our area that could really
use your help. Stillnot sure
where to volunteer? Join the
Big Bend Hospice Team.
Volunteering with Big
Bend Hospice can take
many forms:
Provide a
supportive presence and
companionship for patients
and their families no matter
where they live (at home, in
a nursing home, etc.)
Relieve family members
of caregiving duties for
short periods of time
Drive patients to
appointments
S*Perform household tasks
such as shopping, errands,
light housekeeping and.


~nies


Wednesday, December 26, 2012


123 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, Florida


P.O. Box 888
(850) 584-5513


DONALD D.LINCOLN S S\N H I.ISl OI^
Publisher Managing Editor
DEBBIE CARLTON CAROLYN DuBOSE
Buji, t.,riu Advertising Director
ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI KARIN WILLIAMS
Staff Writer/Advertising Sales Graphic Arts
MARK VIOLA MICHELE ARNOLD
Staff Writer Classified Advertising
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views on the news. Please submit letters by Monday at 5 pm. The Taco Times
reserves the ghetto reusepublication of letters which are libelous or irresponibl
Name may be withheld if circumstances so require, but all letters submitted should,
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We rook forward to hearing from you( Our address is Perry. Newspapers, Inc., F'
Box 888, Perry, Florida 32348, e-mail: newsdesk@perrynewspapers.com
Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce,


simple meal preparation
Provide support for
patients in a nursing home,
in an assisted living facility,
or at the Margaret Z. Dozier
Hospice House such as
reading, talking and going
outdoors
Sit with the patient and/
or their family in the last
hours of life
Need more convincing?
Several studies have found
-*t Please see page 10


Letters to

the Editor


Library staff

appreciates

participants
Dear Editor:
Three Rivers Regional
Library System would
like to thank all who
participated in the Pinterest
Workshop/Party.. There
were interesting projects
presented. Everyone who
attended enjoyed it.
We are looking forward to
future gatherings.
Wayne Griner
Adult Program
Coordinator

Historical

society says

'thank you'
Dear Editor:
We would like to thank the
following individuals and
organizations for their help
in decorating our building
this year for Christmas:
Bettie and Malcolm
Page, Perry Plaza Florist,
Taylor County employees,
Courthouse Caf6, 4-H Club
and missionaries from the
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints.
Taylor County
Historical Society


Midweek Muddle


pJ.


My gift this Christma
beautiful new digital
with sleek lines and d(
megapixels. That's th
news. The bad news
now everything I own is
than me--both the c
my car, my cell phone
the husband and n
camera.
In my growing-up da
most complicated gift
got was a pair of s.kat
that Junior Swingline st
could usually peel the
pat the baby doll and r
book.
Knowing that,
husband cleverly aligi
presentation of this g
the daughter's arrival
house. "Open this on
she's here," he said.
Technological undersi
as those of you in
bracket can attest, flow
freely--like hormones
anyone under 30. The
us, who grew up bangin
drums and standing in
dolls said "Mama," are c
Since I realize that short
I am typically apologe
sincerely interested in 1
(a little bit).
"Okay," the daughter
her teacher-voice, "Wh
you think the off-on
is?"
I love it when people 1
the beginning.
I picked out the off-oi
easily and recognize
the daughter is surely
teacher.
"Great," she said, af
my good choice with p
facial expressions.
She went through
controls on the back
camera, explaining eac
took several pictures a]
asked me to replica
actions. I had to scroll
the pictures and to rei
never to "delete all files
"Never," she stressed.
She issued comma
followed orders.
Don't tell her but I
got an "A" because I.
myself.
Then we went on a
safari, the daughter and
she ushered me from th
of shutter speeds where


Alice in

Megapixeland
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN

is was a up, to the world of megapixels.
camera, It was a little bit like Alice in
delightful Megapixeland.
ie good Then, God bless us all Tiny
is this: Tim, it was time to talk about
smarter downloading pictures and
children, software, and loading pictures
, maybe. and software, ard she acquired
ow my that "three o'clock look" that
teachers,. wear when they
ays, the wonder what else they could do
I ever for a living.
tes. Or "Well, ask somebody at
:apler. I the photo lab for help," she
orange, said, when I presented a
read the theoretical situation requiring
assistance. A trend was now
the developing, I noticed, and
led the her words of encouragement
ift with seemed to become polite hand-
at our offs.
ie while "You've done a great job,"
I said, taking a page out
standing, of her teacher-book and
my age patting her on the back, while
,s more congratulating'her for being
3-- for patient and kind. I .was well
rest of aware that my options were to
.g on tin read the dreaded manual or to
awe as be polite as she read it. Since I
:lueless. even fear the time change now,
coming, because I have to read a manual
'tic and to figure out how to change
learning the clock in my car, I knew my
best hope of survival was to be
said in polite.
lere do After a couple of hours of fun,
switch I think my-face was becoming
sad.
begin at "What's wrong?" she asked,
also weary from the mental
i switch wandering.
;d that "If you tell me one more thing,
a good I'm going to cry," I said.
"If I have to tell you one more
'firming thing, I'm going to cry," she
pleasant said.
We turned the' camera off.
h the We turned the computer off.
of this We turned the day off, and ate
h. She cookies.
nd then "I just think my memory card
ate her is full," I said, trying to equate
to find what was happening in my head
member to what was happening with my
." camera.
"Whatever," she said,
inds; I grabbing another cookie. She
had apparently found her way
think I to the off-on switch, and used
applied it.
And that gave me great
photo confidence. If you learn early
me, as about off-on switches, you can
.e world go far in this life.
e I grew And eat more cookies.


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A-3 Taco Times December 26,2012


Turner fled scene,


apprehended by


Lafayette deputies


suspect stopped on S.R. 51
south of Mayo.
Sleigher downloaded
the photos from Knight's
camera and e-mailed copies
to Trooper Charles Swindle,
who met with the deputies
in Mayo.
"Trooper Swindle was
able to identify the driver;
he had the truck towed
and detained the driver,
returning him to the crash
scene. I was able to identify
Turner from the photos
and then placed him under
arrest," Sleigher said.
The Taylor County
Sheriff's Office, Taylor
County Fire/Rescue and
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Emergency Medical
Services assisted FHP at the
scene.
The Alabama couple was
transported to DMH for
treatment of serious injuries.
The crash occurred
around 6 p.m. All three
individuals involved were
wearing their seatbelts.


Public hearings


set Jan.7.22


MANDALAY
Continued from page 1
and $175,000 which will be
used to construct parking
facilities at Keaton Beach
Coastal Park for truck and
trailer parking overflow for
the adjacent Keaton Beach
boat ramp."
Construction on that
project is expected to be
underway by February
2013.
"FBIP grant funds can be
used for the construction or
repairs of boat ramps and


public launching facilities
including piers, docks
and mooring facilities
for motorized boats and
boating facility amenities
including paved parking and
restrooms," Cox said. "Also
eligible is the installation
or removal of recreational
channel and waterway
markers, boating education
and economic development
initiatives that promote
boating."
The public hearings will
be held at the commission's
meetings on Jan. 7 and 22.


UNEMPLOYMENT
Continued from page 1
a decline in November.
Hendry County once
again had the highest rate in
the state with 11.6 percent
while Monroe County
boasted the lowest with 4.7
percent.
Florida's seasonally
adjusted unemployment
rate was 8.1 percent in
November, the lowest since
November 2008, when it
was 7.8 percent.
There were 760,000
jobless Floridians out of a
labor force of 9,343,000.
The November rate was


down 0.4 percent
from the Octob
8.5 percent and
percentage point
than the Noven
rate of 10.1 perce
The U.S. unei
rate was 7.7 I
November.
Florida's
adjusted
nonagricultural ei
was 7,402,200 in
2012, an increase
jobs'(+0.3 percent
month.
The number of
state was up 83
November 2011,
of 1.1 percent.


All pastors, ministers invited
All Taylor County pastors and ministers are invited to the
next meeting of the Perry Alliance of Pastors & Ministers.
The meeting will be held the first Sunday in January at
Little St. John Church.

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HEAD-ON CRASH
Continued from page 1
Turner crashed head-
on with Delmas Coy
Knight, 69, and Judith Gae
Knight, 67, both of Grove
Hill, Ala.
The vehicles-a 1992
Ford F-150 and a 2010
Chevy HHR-came to a
final 'stop at the point of
impact. Judith Knight, who
was riding in the Chevy, said
as she exited her vehicle, she
observed Turner attempting
to leave the scene.
"She used her digital
camera to take pictures of
Turner and his vehicle,"
Sleigher related.
Turner fled the area,
traveling north on S.R. 51.
Upon arrival at the sight
of the crash, Sleigher issued
a B.O.L.O. (be on the look
out) for Turner's vehicle
and, within a few minutes,
was advised that the
Lafayette County Sheriff's
Office had the vehicle and


Dixie County
Gubernatorial Appointee
Lorene Thomas, chair
of the North Central
Florida Regional Planning
Council welcomed Ann
Collett, vice president for
Innovation Gainesville
with the Gainesville Area
Chamber of Commerce
and Gainesville Council for
Economic Outreach, to the
Dec. 13 council meeting
held in Lake City.
Also in attendance was
Vice Mayor Don Cook,
council member from the
City of Perry.
Collett's remarks
provided council members
an update on Innovation
Gainesville, an economic
development initiative
designed to harness
innovation from research
conducted at the University
of Florida to create jobs
in health and green
technologies in Alachua
County and the surrounding


/ area.
The council, in
partnership with economic
development organizations
S and local governments,
promotes regional
strategies, partnerships and
itage point solutions to strengthen the
er rate of economic competitiveness
was 2.0 and quality of life of
its lower the 11 counties and 33
nber 2011 incorporated municipalities
,nt. in the north central portion
employment of Florida. Programs
percent in include development of the
Comprehensive Economic
seasonally Development Strategy, the
total Strategic Regional Policy
employment Plan, technical assistance
November to local governments
of 24,500
Lt) over the Buy Sell

jobs in the Classifieds work!
,300 from
an increase 584-5513


in development of
comprehensive plans, land
development regulations
and grant management,
and administration of
developments of regional
impact, local mitigation
strategies, hazardous


materials, homeland
security and economic
development programs.
In addition, the council
staffs the Metropolitan
Transportation Planning
Organization for the
Gainesville Urbanized


Area, the North Central
Florida Local Emergency
Planning Committee, the
North Central Florida
Regional Hazardous
Materials Response Team
and The Original Florida
Tourism Task Force.


L to R: Dixie County Gubernatorial Appointee Lorene Thomas, chair of
the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council; Vice Mayor Don Cook,
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Mother/daughter birthday honorees for
Twenty-six Red Hats and three guests celebrated Christmas on the first Saturday of December December were Cindi Bishop and Esther Ehle.


Have you paid your 2013 dues?


Roseheads celebrate at Courthouse Cafe


The Roseheads of Perry, chapter 2207 of the Red Hat
Society, held their Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 1, at
Courthouse Cafe in downtown Perry. Hostesses for this
event were Bonnie Jo Wells, Hilda Armstrong, Selma
Sauls, Deborah Roberts and Diane Richie. Twenty-six
members and three guests attended.
Red tablecloths and purple napkins dressed each
table with a hand-painted gourd as the centerpiece of
each, painted to suit the holiday season. A small loaf of
homemade cranberry bread and a sand dollar Christmas
ornament were also at each place setting, gifts from the
hostess committee.
Wells rang the Red Hat bell and offered the blessing;
guests were introduced and welcomed. Queen Mother
Cheryl Gregory collected 2013 dues while Patricia Lindsey
reported on fundraising efforts for the Relay For Life team.
Orders of strawberry salad, spinach/bacon quiche and
chicken salad were served. For dessert, ice cream sundaes
with chocolate syrup and whipped cream were served.
Selma Sauls sang "Mary, Did You Know?" for the group,
and everyone joined in for "Deck The Halls" led in rounds
by Sauls and Wells. The singing branched into "Happy
Birthday" for mother/daughter honorees, Esther Ehle and
Cindi Bishop. Each was presented a birthday gift from
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Uf's Talk F

', : . .By DELORES WALKER



A look back


As I reflect on the year of
2012, I have come to a
conclusion. I plan to end the
year with the same grateful
heart that I had at the
beginning of this year.
It's for sure the year has
had multiple ups and downs,
many of them with the ability
to create the mully-grubs in
the most positive person but I
remain intact. It's certainly not
that .1 have super-optimism
powers, even though it is my
nature to see the half-full glass
rather than the half-empty one
seen by pessimistic people.
Let me share a little home-
grown wisdom. It has a lot
to do with the way we see
ourselves, how, we see others
and our choices concerning
both of these factors.
To what do I attribute my
outlook 'you may ask...glad
you are interested. I believe it
is the ability to see beyond the
moment. I have learned in my
60-plus years that we make
conscious decisions daily to
remain stuck in the midst of
the moment or to look ahead
to the time when "this too
shall pass."
Life is never dull. It has twists
and turns much like a road
across this beautiful land.
There are times the road will
be smooth and peaceful with
birds singing in the trees and
the sun shining to warm your
skin as you glide through the
day. There is nary a bump in
the road to upset the peaceful
mood enveloping you.
Oh, wouldn't life be a
bowl of cherries if every day
was such...but in the real
world we know this is not
possible.
There are days when the
road is bumpy, full of potholes
that threaten to tear your
world apart as the storms of
life swirl around you from
every direction. I believe those
are the days when your true
character is stretched to the
limit and you prove to yourself
and to those around you just
what sort of person you are.
Needless to say I have failed
the test many times, but I've
learned to shake it off and rise
above the crisis to face another


day on my life's journey.
A good reminder to remember
is: A mistake doesn't determine
the outcome--it can be shaken
off and have a new beginning
whereas a failure chooses to
stay in the mire without ever
trying to change the situation.
We can never proceed down
the road of life with any
progress if we see ourselves as
a failure. The choice is ours.
Like many of you I've
watched the news coverage
of the tragedy at Sandy Hook
Elementary School. It is
without doubt a painful road
for hose good folks to travel.
But, in the midst of all the
horror, I have heard and seen a
spirit of family and community
rise above the circumstance to
see a brighter tomorrow.
I grieve with all the precious
families whose lives are
forever changed by the event
that took less than a few
minutes to happen. I have
seen their courage to look
beyond the present days to a
time when the darkness that
has befallen their town will lift
and the sun will shine again
on their dreams and hopes for
a brighter tomorrow.
Let me encourage you to
move past the "end of the
world" mind set being,touted
by pessimists. My Bible
tells me God created a world
without end and I choose to
believe him. I have trusted
Him to carry me this far in life
so why in the world would I
choose otherwise now?
The year of 2012 will soon
be a glimmer of the past, over
and done with.
The New Year is a blank
slate waiting for us to write
our choices on. The glass of
life awaits...will you choose
to look at it as half-full or
half-empty?
I would like to take this
opportunity to wish you all a
Merry Christmas and a blessed
New Year.
I also want to thank all of
you who e-mail or contact me
to say you enjoy reading the
"Let's Talk" column.
You are part of the reason
my life is filled with joy as we
share this time together.


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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
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
Thursday at 7 p.m. (club house
located on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman's Club: second
Wed., noon (September to
May).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at
Rosehead Junction.
Taylor County Leadership
Council: second and fourth
Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins Community
Center.
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.


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
library.
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.
ifas.ufl.edu.
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-
5878.


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
room.
Taylor County Brotherhood:
meets on Mondays, 7 p.m., at New
Brooklyn; every third Saturday,
9 am., 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
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 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.


AL-ANON: meets every
Thursday at noon, St. James
Episcopal Church.
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
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)
340-5096.
Perry Winners Group of
Alcoholics Anonymous: Friday,
8 p.m.; Heritage House, 317 N.
Orange St.
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 672-0626.


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
building).
To add an organization
free of charge, please
call (850) 584-5513.

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On January 9


A-6 Taco Times December 26, 2012


1st Baptist begins bus ministry for Wednesday events


First Baptist Church is beginning a bus ministry to provide
transportation for students to its array of Wednesday night
activities.
The bus service will begin Wednesday, Jan. 9, and
interested persons should pick up a form (that must be


Obituaries


Betty Jo Sapp
Mrs. Betty Jo Sapp, 81, of
Perry, died Dec. 22, 2012, in
Perry following an extended
illness.
Mrs.. Sapp was born July
5, 1931 in Bainbridge, Ga.,
to Jack and Elia Nix Howell,
now deceased.
Mrs. Sapp worked for
many years as a dietician
at Gerber Little Friends
Daycare. She was an active
church member all her life,
teaching Sunday school
and singing in the choir.
She was a member of First
Baptist Church of Perry.
She is survived by: a.
daughter, Cindy Pomeroy
and fiance Steven Mullin
of Perry; two sons, James
"Jim" E. Sapp and wife Judy
of Mims, and Larry E. Sapp
and wife Jo Anne, of St.
Cloud; one sister, Francis
Wilda Owens of Melbourne;
six grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and
numerous nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death
was her husband, James
Edwin Sapp, who died in
1965.
A memorial service will
be held at 3 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 27, at Joe P. Bums
Funeral Home.
Interment will be
conducted at 11 a,m. on
Friday, Dec. 28, in Pine
Forest Baptist Church
Cemetery in Bainbridge.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made
to the American Cancer
Society.
All arrangements are
under the care of Joe P.
Bums Funeral Home.

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Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. on Saturday,
Dec. 29, at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church,
with burial following at
Springhill Cemetery.
A native of Jefferson
County, she had lived in
Perry for 70 or more years.
She was a member of
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church.
She was the daughter
of the tate Mamie Jenning
Toliver and the Rev. Elijah
Toliver.
Her survivors include:
three sons, Wardell
(Paulette) Ward of
Newark, N.J., Romeo
Thomas of Orlando, and
Legious (Diane) Thomas
of Clearwater; three
daughters, Vera Ward
Greene of Perry, Virginia
Thomas of Jacksonville
and Melody Thomas of
Tallahassee; one sister,
Mary Lee Brown (Elder
Brown) of Safety Harbor;
one brother, Elijah (Ruth)
Toliver, Jr. of Jacksonville;
24 grandchildren; and a host
of great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren,
as well as nieces and
nephews.
Trinity Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.


notarized) at the church office.
On Wednesday, supper is served at 5 p.m., and followed
at 5:50 by:
Awana for kindergarten through fifth grade;
Fusion for middle school students; and


Power Source for high school students.
For additional information on transportation, please call
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Teens: do you need a guide



for NewYear's resolutions?


While it's a good idea to
take a close look at your life
throughout the year, Jan. 1
is often a time of renewal
for Christian teens-- a new
year, a new start.
Instead of relying on
regular resolutions like
losing weight, getting better
grades, etc., Kelli Mahoney
(who writes online column
for teens at About.com)
suggests setting goals that
improve your relationship
with God.
Here are some ways
Christian teens can follow
through:
Improve Your Prayer
Life. Simple enough,
right? If you're not used
to praying often, jumping
into an active prayer life
can be a daunting task.
Maybe start off praying
each morning when you get
up, or even while you brush
your teeth. Start off giving
five minutes to God. Then
maybe try adding another
five minutes. Soon you'll
find that you'll start going
to God more often and for
more things.
Don't worry about what
to talk to Him about, just
talk. You'll be amazed by


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the results.
Read Your Bible in
a Year. There are plenty
of Bible reading plans out
there that guide you through
reading your Bible in a
year. It just takes discipline
to open up the book every
night.
You may not even want
to read the entire Bible, but
rather use a year to focus on
a specific topic or area of
your life that you want God
to help you improve.
Find a reading plan or a
devotional guide that works
for you.
Help Other People.
There are so many people
who just need a bit of
assistance, and helping
others is a great way to
set a Christian example.
Find an outreach project
or volunteer in your
community.
Get Involved in
Church. Most churches
have youth groups or Bible
studies geared toward
Christian teens. If not, why
not be the one to get a group
together?


Start your own Bible
study or put together an
activity that some of the
other Christian teens at
church can enjoy.
Become a Better
Steward. One of the most
challenging issues for
Christian teens is the idea
of stewardship, which is
the process of, tithing. Most
Christian teens don't make a
lot of money, so it becomes
harder to give. Typical teen
activities like shopping and
eating out make it difficult
to have money left over.
However, God calls on
all Christians to be good
stewards.
In fact, money is
mentioned far more often in
the Bible than other topics
like getting along with your
parents or sex. Give it some
thought in 2013,
Get to Know Mom and
Dad Better. One of the
most difficult relationships
in a Christian teen's life is
with his or her parents. Yet,
God dictates that we honor
our parents, so take some
time to get to know Mom


and Dad a little better.
Do things with your
parents. Share bits of your
life with them. Even a small
amount of quality time
with your parents will go
a long way in helping your
relationship.
Bring Someone to
Church. It's a simple idea,
but it takes a lot of courage
to ask a friend to come to
church.
Yet, many Christians
would never have come
to Christ without that one
friend who asked them
to come to church or talk
about their beliefs.
For every person who
might shoot you down,
there are two or three other
people who will be curious
about why your faith is so
important to you.
Taking them to your
youth group services or
activities can help show
them why.
This year, make some
resolutions that can help
your spiritual life grow. The
benefits will be awesome!


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Jarrod Robertson, the son of Todd and
Andrea Robertson of Perry, received a Bachelor
of Science degree in exercise science from the
College of Human Sciences at Florida State
University during commencement exercises
held Dec, 15.
1Robertson, who graduated summa cum laude
with a grade point average of 3.96, earned
mention on the President's List throughout his
"college career, and was chosen for Who's Who
Among Students in American Colleges.
Robertson is a member of the Honors Medical
Scholars Program for which he served as
president during the 2011-2012 school year. He
also volunteered with charitable organizations
and tutored students through the College of
Medicine's Rural SSTRIDE program.
In the spring, Robertson will attend Florida State University's College of
Medicine to pursue a career as a physician.
A 2009 graduate of Taylor County High School, Robertson was valedictorian of
his class. He is the grandson of Faye Kirkland, the late Jerry Kirkland, and John
and Susan Robertson.


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NORTH FLORIDA'S
RISING STAR

TAYLOR COUNTY

DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Appointed by'the Taylor County
Board of County Commissioners
The applicants should:
* Be a resident of Taylor County.
* Be willing to attend all board meetings.
* Be willing to complete a two-year term.
* Be willing to support TCDA's main goal of job
creation.
* Be willing to attend annual strategic planning
sessions.
* The applicants must be 18 years old or older.
Please submit a single page resume outlining
your interest in serving on the TCDA Board,
along with your experiences or qualifications,
and any other information you deem pertinent.
Completed resumes must be e-mailed to
Lavonne at lavonne.taylor@fairpoint.net
by 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.


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Sports


A-7 Taco Times December 26, 2012


Championship game set for Saturday


Boys begin Bronson Christmas Tourney


The Taylor County High
boys basketball team will be
participating in the Bronson
Christmas Tournament
beginning Thursday night.
The tournament will'
feature teams 'from
across North Florida. The
championship game is
slated to be played Saturday


night.
The Bulldogs ended their
pre-Christmas schedule
Saturday night at home
falling to Suwannee 67-43.
Suwannee jumped out
to a 27-14 lead at the half
then never looked back as
the Live Oak team tallied
23 points in the third period


to coast to their seventh
victory of the season against
2 losses.
Top scorers for the
Bulldogs included Moral
Stephens with 17 and Collis
Dunwoody with 10 points.
Others scoring Jalen


Oliver with 6, Jaymonte
McLeod with 5, Marcus
Hamilton with 3 and Johnny
Anderson with 3 points.
Taylor County will
resume its regular schedule
Jan. 5 with a road trip to
Melody Christian.


OPPONENTS


LOCATION TIME


Nov 29 CommuntyChistan HOME 6. 30pm JVB.
De 7 Ceflarid Higi HOME 6 30 p JVBNB
Dec 11 LaFayete Coayo High HOME 6'7; 0 pm JV8NB
Dec 14 Masn Coun High AWAY 5 30i8 30 Fp IJVB/B
D 15 Jeeson Couty High AWY 617 i3 pm JVBB
De. 18 East Gasder, H h AY 6f:30pm JBNB
Dc 20 GodbHgh AWAYi 5 301i8 3: pm J /B
ec.22 SwamneeCoutyHigh HOME 8:30pm JVBNB
Dec. 27-29 Bronson ChnstasTou-amenl AY TBA VB
Jan5 MelodyCMian AWAY 7pm VS
Jan. 8 FbHFaSAHigh AWY 5I3083pnpm JN B
Ja n10 LaFayteCountl-MayoHi AY 67:3pm JVBNB
Jfa.11 ManCouniyHig HOME 5:38:30pm JV BNB
an. 14 Communihrsan HOME 6:30pm JVB
Jan 15 G Hby igh HOME 5 A3083 pff JVBNB
Jan, 18 FRridaSlateHh HOME 5:3:30 pm JVBN
Jan.22 EaslGad Hgh HOME 67i30pm JVBNB
Jan.24 Chefnd High AMY 6:30pm JVBN
Jan.29 JeeonCoun Hi HOME 6f7:30pm JVBNB
Feb. I S eCo Hih AW 6 30 JVBVNB


Meagan Giddons won the District 2-2A individual
title and qualified for the regional and state finals.

Giddons named to

All-Big Bend team


Taylor County High cross
country runner Meagan
Giddons was selected to the
Tallahassee Democrat's
All-Big Bend team, which
was announced last week.
Giddonrs, a freshman, was
the only non-Leon County
student to-make the first


team, which consisted of
seven runners.
This past season she won
the District 2-2A individual
title and qualified for the
regional and state finals.
Her best time this year
over a 5-kilometer (3.1
miles) course was 19:35.25.


Date Opponent


Site Teamflime


Nov.6 East Gadsden Home 5pmV*
Nov. 10 Hamlton Home 3pm V*
Nov. 13 Riards Home 7pm V-
Nov. 15 Godby Away 7pmV*
Nov. 27 Wakulla Home pmJV&7pmV
Nov 29 EastGadsden Away 7pm V*
Dec. 3 Godby Home 7pmV*
Dec 8 FSU High Home 11amJV&tipmV
Dec. 10 Comh. Christia Home 6pm V
Dec. 11, Rards Away 7pmV
Dec 12 Chiles Away 5pmJV&7pmV
Dec, 4 Leon Home 5pmJV&7pmV
Dec. 20 Wakulia Away 5pmJV&7pmV
Dec, 21 Hamilton Away 7 VpmV*
Jan. 8 FSU High Away 5pmJV&7pmV
Jan. 15 LakeCity Away 5pmJV&7pmV
Jan. 18 Comm. Christi Away 6pm Varsiy Meaows
Jan. 22-25 Disrid Playoffs .


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7' x 14' Heavy duty flatbed trailer -
dual axle, needs floor ($400/offer).
Also 16' 18' boat trailer in
excellent condition ($600/offer).
Call 223-1448
12/21 -12/26

Camellias-Sasanqua & Japonica
(winter flowers); Gulf Gold & Gulf
Beauty Plums; Florida King
Peaches; Anna & Dorsett Apples;
Hood Pears; Blueberries, Figs,
Satsumas, Pomegranites. Turkey
Roost Nursery 6-miles south,
Puckett Road, 2-miles west,
Courtney Grade 584-7395.
12/12-01/11, DW


RC, tfn


We
Buy
Scrap
Metal and Junk
Cars
850-838-5865


Cash for junk cars and trucks, free
removal. 7 days a week. Call (386)
658-1030 or (904) 887-8513.
11/02 01/04




Found in Steinhatchee, around
route 51, in Ancient Oaks area. A
Bluehealer looking male dog, long
tail, white spot on nose. Weighs
around 60 Ibs., Brindle in color.
Please call (352) 498-5494 to
claim.
12/26-12/28




Unfurnished apartment for rent,
utilities furnished. Call 223-2084.
12/21-2/28, WJ

House in town. 3 bedroom, 1 1/2
baths. No pets, no smoking. $550
per month rent, $550 security
deposit. Call 584-6140.
12/19-01/04

A beautiful house, big lot, 2
bedroom,. 1 bath, dining room,
dine-in kitchen, 207 S. Hinley St.
Rent $595, deposit $595. Call
Lewis (305) 970-1653.
tin, LS

3 bedroom 2 bath house for rent,
in country, fenced in back yard.
$750 monthly, $750 deposit, home
(850) 402-5459, cell (850) 284-
3307.
12/19-12/28

1BD/1BA cabin. Includes electric,
water and lawn care. Great for
single person or couple. $600
monthly, $200 security deposit.
Call (386)776-2405.
12/19-12/28 '

Beautiful corner house, 3BD, 1BA,
fenced yard. $675 monthly, $675
deposit. 111 Susan St., call (305)
970-1653 or Jenny (786) 426-
1489.
LS, tfn

Clean, newer 3 bedroom DW MH.
Just outside of city limits (near
sports complex) not in park. $600
monthly, first, last and $300
security. Call (850) 295-4786.
JPKS, tfn

1 bedroom apartment, fully
furnished. Includes water, electric,
garbage, sewer and cable TV. No
smoking, no pets, $155 weekly,
$200 deposit. Call (850) 363-
8196.
12/05- 01/04

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.
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TIDEWATER APARTMENTS
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR
2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments
Rent based on income with
First Month Rent Free for
qualified applicants. Call
850-584-6842. TDD. EHO.
Section 8 Affordable Multifamily
Housing
TWA, tfn

1 bedroom fully furnished trailer in
nice quiet area. Utilities and
satellite TV included. 1 adult only,
no children, no pets, $150 weekly
and $150 security. Call 584-2199.
12/12 -12/28

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
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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,
$350 monthly. Tax included. 1627
S. Byron Butler Pkwy. (786) 344-
2546 Lily.
LS, tfn

STEINHATCHEE
PLACE RESORT
Furnished 1 and 2 bedroom
apartments for rent $600 to $800.
Included with rent is full cable t.v.,
Internet, hot tub, one block, one
block to river' and new boat
landing. Call 352-498-7740 if no
answer 813-677-9640.
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DUPLEX for sale by owner,
excellent investment. Two free-
standing block houses: 2BD/1BA-
each full kitchen, full bath, on
50'x150' lot. Excellent rental
history, well maintained, great
location behind Walmart off Old
Dixie Hwy. As is $65,000 obo. Call
Robert (850) 223-3427.
12/07,14,21, 28

For Sale or Lease to Own
House in Ocean Pond Subdivision
only few miles from Keaton Beach
1,568 sq. ft. of living area, 3/2
open kitchen-living room,
stainless steel appliances, carpet
and hardwood flooring, sitting on
2 acres of land. Make Offer-
Reduced $129,500, (850) 672-
0536.
12/19-12/28

Triple wide MH on 1/2 acre.
Fireplace, back porch, city water
and sewer, close to Perry.
$39,900, call (386) 288-1764.
.12/19-12/28

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

For Sale By Owner
3 bed, 2 bath, single family
dwelling on 1.16 MOL acres at
308 Worley Way, Clark
Subdivision off Bishop Blvd. Total
elec., central H/A, FP, fenced back
yard, concrete drive, and lots
more. $203,900 includes a 1 yr.
home warranty. Please call (850)
838-8258 for appt., leave msg.
12/19 01/11

RIVERFRONT LOT FOR SALE
Want to own this part of 'The
Suwannee River?"
Priced to Sell!!!!
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
BCFCU, tfn

PRICE REDUCED. 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/l,
2,592 sq. ft. 121 Shady Oaks Dr.
(off Plantation). (850) 584-7687 or
843-5512.
12/05 01/30




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HT, tfn




Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners
Human Resources Director -
$31,500-$35,485 DOQ&E
Fire Fighter/ EMT-starting at
10.78/hr
Applications and job description
can be obtained from
www.taylorcountygov.com Mobile
Career Lab at Perry Square
(Save-A-Lot and Goodwill parking
lot) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or
Thursday 9 a.m.-4p.m.; or
Workforce. Positions are open
until filled. Taylor County Board of
county Commissioners is an EOE,
VP, DT, and background checking
employer.
TCBCC, tfn


Classifieds Work
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concrete, wood decks, Ceramic
tile, laminate wood available,
Mobile Home Repairs, RV Leak
Repairs. 838-6077 or 584-2270.
JMtfn

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beat all prices. Call 850-838-9050.
If no answer please a leave
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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.
AZ tfn




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CASE NO.: 62-2009-CA-000566
DIVISION:
KIMBERLY M. TOMPKINS, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated
December 04, 2012 and entered
In Case No, 62-2009-CA-000566
of the Circuit Court of the THIRD
Judicial Circuit in and for TAYLOR
County, Florida
wherein JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC', Is
the Plaintiff and KIMBERLY M.
TOMPKINS; TENANT #1 N/K/A
CHRIS KEMP are the Defendants,
The Clerk of the Court will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at
108 N. JEFFERSON STREET ON THE
FRONT STEPS OF THE TAYLOR
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at II
:OOAM, on the 12th day of Feb.,
2013, the following described
property as set forth In said Final
Judgment:
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK A, PERRY
PARK SUBDIVISION, AS PER THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK I, PAGE
77, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OFTAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 707 W VETERANS DRIVE,
PERRY, FL 32347
(THIS SPACE LEFT INTENTIONALLY
BLANK)
1 Plaintiff name has changed.
pursuant to order previously
entered.
Any person claiming an Interest
In the surplus from the sale, If any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the LIs
Pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale,
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Dec. I 0,2012.
Annie M. Murphy
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Martl Lee DC
Deputy Clerk
Publish In Perry Newspapers
Invoice To: Ronald R Wolfe &
Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09091271 CHASEDIRECT-CONV-
Tearn 3- FO9091271
**See Americans with Disabilities
Act
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation In order to
participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please
contact:
Ms. Yanel Gonzalez
P. O. Box 1569
173 N.E, Hernando St., Room 408
Lake City, FL 32056-1569
Phone: 386-754-1569
Fax: 386-758-2162

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT
THE TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING
JANUARY 7, 2013 AT 6:20 P.M. TO
RECEIVE PUBLIC INPUT
AND NOTIFY THE PUBLIC OF THE
POSSIBLE GRANT
APPLICATION TO THE FLORIDA
BOATING IMPROVEMENT
PROGRAM FOR THE 2013
FUNDING CYCLE. THIS IS THE
FIRST OF TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS
WITH THE SECOND TO BE
HELD JANUARY 22, 2013. THE
COUNTY WILL BE REQUIRED TO
WORK WITHIN THE GUIDELINES SET
FORTH BY THE FLORIDA
BOATING IMPROVEMENT
PROGRAM FOR ANY PROJECT


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





Small ads...big deals!


WHICH MAY BE SELECTED
FOR FUNDING. ASSISTANCE. ALL
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE
WELCOME TO'ATTEND. NOTICE IS
FURTHER HEREBY GIVEN,
PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE
286,0105, THAT ANY PERSON OR
PERSONS DECIDING TO APPEAL
ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS
MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD
OF THE HEARING AND MAY
NEED TO ENSURE THAT A
VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH
RECORD INCLUDES THE
TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO
BE BASED. THE PUBLIC HEARING
WILL BE HELD IN THE TAYLOR
COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE
COMPLEX BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS MEETING
ROOM 201 E. GREEN STREET,
PERRY, FLORIDA 32347 ALL
PERSONS INTERESTED IN THIS
MATTER SHOULD BE GOVERNED
BY THIS PUBLIC NOTICE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY
BE OBTAINED FROM:
Melody Cox, Grants Director
(858) 838-3553 or at'
melody.cox@taylorcountygov.c
om
DATED THIS 18TH DAY OF
DECEMBER 2012
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA


Notice is hereby given to Joshua
Dominique Edwards. Unless
payment Is.made on 1994 Buick
VIn # 2G4WB55LXR1486219.
Vehicle will be auction on the
17th of January 2013, at 9a.m. at
Larry's Towing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT
TO THE
TAYLOR COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN .
BY THE PLANNING BOARD OF
TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SERVING ALSO AS THE LOCAL
PLANNING AGENCY OF TAYLOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS
HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to
Sections 163.3161 through
163.3248, Florida Statutes, and
the Taylor County Land
Development Code, as
amended, hereinafter referred
to as the Land Development
Code, objections,
recommendations and
comments concerning the
amendment, as described
below, will be heard by the
Planning Board of Taylor County,
Florida, serving also as the Local
Planning Agency of Taylor
County, Florida, at a public
hearing on January 3, 2013 at
5:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter
as the matter can be heard, In
the County Commission Meeting
Room, Administrative Complex
located at 201 East Green Street,
Perry, Florida. The Planning
Board Is conducting the public
hearing in order to make a
recommendation to the Board
of County Commissioners
concerning approval or denial
of the amendment, as described
below:
CPA 12-01, an application by the
Board of County Commissioners
to amend the text of. the
Comprehensive Plan by deleting
Policy 1.1.3 of the Future Land Use
Element; by renumbering Policies
1.1.4 thru Policy 1.1.8 to read
Policy 1.1.3 thru 1.1.8; by
amending the newly
renumbered Policy 1.1.4 of the
Future Land Use Element to allow
depiction of commercial,
residential and Industrial land
uses on the Future Land Use Map
(FLUM) to be based on real
estate markets rather than
projected future populations;
removing Policy 1.1.10 of the
Future Land Use Element due to
completion of the Coastal High
Hazard Area (CHHA) analysis; by
renumbering Policy 1.1,11 and
Policy 1.1.12 of the Future Land
Use Element to read Policy 1.1.9
and Policy 1.1.10; by amending
Policy 1.3,2 of the Future Land Use
Element to Include other water
oriented commercial uses as
allowed uses In the Sweetwater
Resort Community land use
category and delete the
requirement that marinas obtain
a comprehensive plan
amendment to modify the
Development Area subarea
description (subsection 2.a),
master plan (Figure 4), and
Denslty/Intensity development
program (subsection 3.b);
adding Policy 1.3.6 to allow the
transfer of development rights
using sending and receiving
areas as part of a Future Land
Use Map amendment; by
amending Policy 1.6.3 to change
from 5 acres to 10 acres the
standard for lots that the length
can not exceed three times the
width; by amending Policy 1.16.5
to remove the requirement that
housing types be organized
around a Village Center, remove
the gross acreage requirement,
minimum net density and
associated table for a Coastal
Village; by amending Policy
1.16.9 of the Future Land Use
Element to change the
description of the Regional





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Employment Center Planning
Area to provide for residential
uses, list additional allowed uses
and provide that a minimum
number and mix of uses Is not
required In certain Planning
Areas; by amending Policy
1.16.10 of the Future Land Use
Element to reduce the minimum
net density In the Coastal Village
Center from 7 to 5 and reduce
the minimum net density in the
Coastal Village from 3 to 2; by
amending Table 1.1 of the Future
Land Use Element to reflect
minimum net density changes In
the Coastal Village and
percentage requirements for
certain uses In the Regional
Employment Center; by
amending the footnotes to Table
1.1 of the Future Land Use
Element to allow golf courses as
open space areas and allow
variations to the percentages of
development types within a
Planning Area; by amending
Policy 1.18.2 to add the
requirement for a
Comprehensive Plan
amendment for density transfer;
by amending Policy 1.18.9 of the
Future Land use Element to
reflect the changed name of the
Department of Community
Affairs to the Department of
Economic Opportunity; by
amending Table 1-2 of the Future
Land Use Element to allow
educational uses in the Planning
Areas, to allow warehousing
Planning Areas 11, 12, 16 and 18;
by amending Policy 1.19.4 to add
warehousing as a use in Planning
Areas 11, 12, 16 and 18 and
allow for the redistribution
between those Planning Areas;
by adding Policy 1.19.10 to allow
agriculture and silviculture uses In
all Planning Areas subject to
compatibility with development
uses and the use of best
management practices; by
amending Policy IV.2.4 of the
Sanitary Sewer, Solid Waste,
Drainage, Potable Water and
Natural Groundwater. Aquifer
Recharge Element to allow
package systems when central
water and sewer are not
available within the Sweetwater
Resort Community, Coastal
Villages, Coastal Village Centers
and Suburban Villages; by
amending Policy IV.5.2 of the
Sanitary
Sewer, Solid Waste, Drainage,
Potable Water, and Natural
Groundwater Aquifer Recharge
Element specifying that
residential densities in excess of
two dwelling units per acre but
less than or equal to four
dwelling units per acre must be
located within areas served by
centralized potable water
systems, and residential densities
In excess of four dwelling units
per acre must be located within
areas served by centralized
potable water and centralized
sanitary sewer systems to add
the statement except as
otherwise provided In the
Comprehensive Plan; by
amending Policy V.2.4 of the
Conservation Element to
change the 35-foot natural
buffer around all wetlands to a
25-foot buffer; by amending
Policy V.4.1 of the Conservation
Element to change the 35-foot
natural buffer around all
wetlands to a 25-foot buffer by
amending Goal VIII, Objective
VIIIl1, Policy Vlil.4.1 and
Implementation Long Term List of
Improvements of the Capital
Improvement Element to
remove the financially feasible
reference; by amending
Concurrency Management
System of the Capital
Improvement Element to state
that the County opts out of the
parks and recreational facility
concurrency and the
transportation concurrency
requirements; by amending
Concurrency Determination
Procedures of the Capital
Improvement Element to delete
reference to parks and
recreational facility concurrency
and transportation concurrency.
The public hearing may be
continued to one or more future
dates. Any Interested party shall
be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation
of the public hearing shall be
announced during the public
hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter
will be published, unless said
continuation exceeds six
calendar weeks from the date of
the above referenced public
hearing.
At the aforementioned public
hearing, all Interested parties
may appear and be heard with
respect to the amendment,
Copies of the amendment are
available for public inspection at
the Building and Planning
Department, Administrative
Complex, located at 201 East
Green Street, Perry, Florida,
during regular business hours.
All persons are advised that if
they decide to appeal any
decision made. at the above
referenced public hearings, they
will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, they may need to


ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings Is made, which
record Includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Persons with disabilities
requesting reasonable
accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should
contact 352.463.3169 (Voice &
TDD) or via Florida Relay Service
800.955.8771.

City of Perry is currently
accepting sealed bids for a STA-
RITE Pump and Strainer. Visit
www.cityofperry.net for details
and specifications.
Robert A. Brown, Jr.
City Manager
Daryll Gunter
Mayor

Notice is hereby given:
JAMES STEPHENS
Last known address of:
510 E Maurice Linton Rd
Perry, Florida 32347
You are hereby notified that your
eligibility to vote is in question.
You are required to contact the
Supervisor of Elections, In Perry,
Florida, no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of this
publishing. Failure to respond will
result In a determination of
Inellglblity by the Supervisor and
your name will be removed from
the statewide voter registration
system.
Published one time in the Perry
Newspaper
Dana Southerland
Taylor County Supervisor of
Elections



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Local teams qualify

for Academic Bowl

in Washington, D.C.


4-H holidays
Taylor County 4-H
has been .working
hard to bring the.
holiday spirit to the
community. 4-H youth
spent their recent early
release day (above)
baking and delivering
homemade cookies'and
fudge to businesses -
which have supported .,
4-H during the year as ,_.
a "thank you." The 4-H
Cloverbuds Club (right) .
did their part in serving
the, community by
decorating ornaments
for the Historical
Society's annual
Christmas tree.



'Volunteering can be almost as


beneficial as quitting smoking'


RAIDER
Continued from page 5
logical thinking, improved
physical fitness, incentive
to live drug-free, positive
self-motivation and
management, the skills to
work as a team member and
motivation to graduate from
high school and pursue a
successful career.
Taylor County High
School JROTC Raiders
competed in the Florida
State Raider Meet
Competition Dec. 8 at
Camp Flaming Arrow in
Lake Wales.
Participants stayed in
tents and "roughed it out."
The cadets competed with a
mixed team--five male and
three female cadets.
Both our academic and
leadership teams competing
in the JROTC Leadership
and Academic Bowl (JLAB)
advanced to Level II. This
is a national "brain bowl"
type of competition, and to


progress to round 2 is quite
an accomplishment.
Of 1,567 teams that
participated in the 2012-
2013 Army JROTC
Academic Bowl-Level I,
approximately 600 qualified
to advance to Level II. It
was a tough challenge.
Of 1,349 teams that
participated in the 2012-
2013 Army JROTC
Leadership Bowl-Level I,
approximately 550 qualified
to advance to Level II.
Another tough challenge.
Based on Level II
results, teams from each
brigade and division will
qualify to advance to the
Army JROTC .Academic
Championship/JROTC Tri-
Service Academic Bowl
(Academic' Team) and
the JROTC Leadership
Symposium (leadership
team) to be held June 21-25
in Washington, DC.
We are very proud of the
entire TCHS JROTC Raider
Challenge Team. HOOAH!


VOLUNTEER
Continued from; page 2
that volunteers with a
chronic or serious illness
receive benefits beyond
what can be achieved
through medical care.
Moreover, other reports
state volunteerism is almost
as beneficial as quitting
smoking; Yes, you have
read those correctly.
Big Bend Hospice
has excellent volunteer
opportunities that will
enable you to engage in


meaningful and tangible
results.
If you would like to
know more about the Big
Bend Hospice Volunteer
program, call Ginny Burns
at 850.878.5310 or visit
www.bigbendhospice.org.
So, volunteer in 2013 ...
and stick with it. Here's to
your health!
Big Bend Hospice
has been serving this
community since 1983 with
compassionate end-of-life
care along with grief and
loss counselors available


to provide information and
support to anyone in Leon,
Jefferson, Taylor; Madison,
Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin
or Wakulla county.


If you would like
additional information
about services, please call
850-878-5310 or visit www.
bigbendhospice.org.


'Mermaid' coming to NFCC
North Florida Community College's Community Theatre
presents "A Little Mermaid" on Saturday, Jan. 26.
In the classic tale, a mermaid princess makes a bargain
with an unscrupulous seahag in order to meet a human
prince on land.
Showtimes include a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. evening
show at NFCC's Van H. Priest Auditorium. Tickets are $6.
Tickets will be available at the door beginning one hour
prior to showtime.


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night of studying.


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