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Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section52nd year, No. 12www.perrynewspapers.com WednesdayMarch 20, 2013 Index Editorial . .................. A-2 Living . ...................... A-4 Religion . ................... A-5 Community . ............. A-6 Sports . ..................... A-7 Classieds . .............. A-8Weather Wednesday 70 52 Thursday64 41 In death of murder suspects wif eFoul play not suspectedAccused double murderer Paul McNutt appeared briey in court Monday, just one day after his wife--and potential defense witness--Diane, 50, was found dead at the home they shared on Johnson-Stripling Road. The Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce (TCSO) is investigating Diane McNutts death but said there are no signs foul play was involved. An autopsy was conducted Tuesday morning and investigators said that afternoon it did not reveal anything that would indicate foul play in her death. Capt. Ron Rice said ofcers were called to the Johnson-Stripling residence around 10:35 a.m. Sunday. She (Diane) was found by a family member, he said. Our understanding is that she was living in the home by herself at the time of her death. There is no indication of foul play, but we are actively investigating. A family member was allowed to visit McNutt at the Taylor County Jail (where he has been in custody since December 2011) to inform him of his wifes death. Beggs Funeral home is handling memorial arrangements. However, Dianes death did not delay McNutts scheduled court appearance Monday. Paul McNutt is facing two rst degree murder charges for the December 2011 shooting deaths of Lee Edward Spees Sr., 70, and his son, Lee Jr., 47. He has also been indicted on a charge of attempted rst degree murder while armed for the shooting of David Spees, 43, as well as a fourth count of shooting at a building. During Mondays hearing before Judge Greg Parker, McNutts case was continued until the next court date in April. The shootings occurred just a short distance from the McNutt home, which is situated facing JohnsonStripling Road and bordered by a one-lane dirt road that leads back into the Spees property. The dirt lane and the property easement related to it appear to be at the center of an on-going conict between the two 11th annual bluegrass festival promises toe-tapping good timeThe sweet chords of bluegrass music will once again ll Forest Capital State Park when the 11th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival arrives April 4-6. The festival will feature three days of music, workshops, arts and crafts as well as the annual Chili Cook-Off with more than $1,000 in cash and prizes. We have another great line-up of music this year, Coordinator Dawn Taylor said. There is a wide variety of styles which should appeal to all ages, which is great, because admission is free to anyone under the age of 18. So bring out the entire family. This years music line-up is headlined by IIIrd Tyme Out, featuring ve-time International Bluegrass Musical Association Male Vocalist of the Year Russell Moore. The bands most recent success was with its partnership with Cracker Barrel restaurants for the CD Timeless Hits From the Past Bluegrassed, made up of classic country hits re-recorded in the bands signature bluegrass style, giving a modern air to the popular music originally recorded by Elvis, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, The Platters and John Denver, among others. The CD spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Top Current Bluegrass Albums chart. The festivals line-up also includes The Roys, Little Roy & Lizzy, Shannon Slaughter & Country Clare, Skip Cherryholmes Quintet, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Florida State Bluegrass Band, High Cotton, Swiftwater, Stone Family Band and more. Weekend passes are $15 in advance (which can be purchased online) and $20 at the gate. Saturday only Please see page 3 Taylor unemployment rate remains steady Taylor Countys unemployment rate remained relatively stable once again in January, but with several other counties seeing increases, Taylor fell out of the worst 10 counties in Florida. For the month, Taylor had the 12th highest unemployment rate at 9.1 percent, according to gures released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Friday. The numbers were late this month because the state was conducting its annual benchmark revisions for the previous years data, ofcials said. The countys rate had been holding between 9.1 and 9.3 percent since October after falling from a 2012 high of 10.1 percent in July. (The revised December unemployment gure was 8.8 percent.) For January, Taylor County had 854 people unemployed and 8,540 employed, according to DEO numbers. Among Taylors neighbors, Dixie County had the highest unemployment rate with 10.1 percent, followed by Madison with 9.8 percent. Below Taylor were Lafayette at 7.2 percent and Jefferson County at 6.8 percent. Hendry County had the highest rate in the state with 11.4 percent while Monroe County once again boasted the lowest with 4.6 percent. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in January, the lowest since November 2008 when it was also 7.8 percent. The January rate was down slightly from the revised December rate of 7.9 percent and was 1.4 percentage points lower than the January 2012 rate of 9.2 percent. There were 740,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,422,000. The U.S. unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in January. This was the rst time Floridas rate fell below the national rate since January 2008. Foul play is not suspected in the death of a 25-year-old Brooksville man who was found dead at the Iron Horse Mud Bog here Friday night. Justin Rashley and his family were among the thousands of mud truck enthusiasts who ocked to Taylor County for the weekend event. He was complaining of not feeling well earlier in the day, so his mother told him to day lie down in their tent. When she went to check on him several hours later, he was not breathing. They attempted CPR and EMS (emergency medical services) were called to assist, but it was too late, Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce (TCSO) Capt. Ron Rice said. Rashley was found later Friday night and deputies responded to the scene around 11. Man, 25, dies at mud bog The Perry Police Department continues to seek information in its investigation into a bogus bomb threat that temporarily shut down the Taylor County Courthouse last week. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Dwight Norris, Det. Gene Franklin or myself, PPD Capt. Jamie Cruse said Tuesday. It is still an active investigation and we appreciate any information we receive. The threat was called in shortly before a regularly scheduled court date Monday, March 11. More than 100 cases, including three for murder, were on the days docket. Those cases were rescheduled for this past Monday (March 18) and additional security measures Please see page 3 Tips sought in bogus bomb threat case Please see page 3 Brown is cleared of all ethics complaintsThe Florida Commission on Ethics has dismissed two complaints led against Perry City Manager Bob Brown led by a local business owner. The Taco Times learned of the complaints in January. Both were led by Michael Frazier--owner of Fraziers Auto Body & Repair--alleging misconduct in the handling of city property deeded to Browns daughter and her anc, and questioning the bid process used for the Farmers Market Pavilion at Rosehead Park. On Friday, March 8, the Commission on Ethics met in executive session and considered the complaints and voted in both cases to dismiss them for lack of legal sufciency. On the issue of the pavilion, the commissions dismissal order states, In order to indicate a possible violation of the statute, a complaint must allege, in a factual, Contestants sparkled and shined on stage Saturday during Taylor Countys 2013 Miss Forestry Pageant. Winners for the evening were: (back row, l to r) 2013 Junior Miss Taylor County Forestry Queen Mackenzie Nowlin, 2012 Reigning Teen Miss Taylor County Forestry Queen and Co-Emcee Kate Whiddon, Smokey Bear, 2013 Miss Taylor County Forestry Queen Katie Johnson, 2013 Teen Miss Taylor County Forestry Queen Haley Jones, 2012 Reigning Miss Taylor County Forestry Queen and Emcee Emily Newman; (front row, l to r) 2013 Little Miss Taylor County Forestry Queen Mallory Paul, 2013 Miss Hospitality Queen and Peoples Choice Winner Maegan Gregory, 2013 Teeny Miss Taylor County Forestry Queen Riley Sadler and 2013 Tiny Miss Taylor County Forestry Queen Addison English. Additional winners and participants will be featured in Fridays Perry News-Herald. Please see page 32013 Forestry Queens
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A-3 Taco Times March 20, 2013 substantive, nonconclusory manner, that a respondent engaged in conduct in his public capacity which was inconsistent with the proper performance of the respondents public duties, that the respondent knew his conduct was wrong and that the respondent engaged in conduct in order to further a special interest, benet or exemption for himself or another. The complaint substantively fails to indicate a violation of Section 112.313(6), Florida Statues, the order continued. Rather than indicate a corrupt use or attempted use of public position by the respondent to benet a long time friend or the respondents daughter, the complaint contains conclusory allegations about actions that merely reect policy choices or governmental operational decision making by the city council, staffsupported by the respondent as city manager. The second complaint involved an allegation that Brown gave a building lot to his daughter that was part of a lot deeded to the city that was intended for a park. His daughter received a parcel as part of the citys land give-away incentive program. The commissions report on this complaint notes the councils minutes show Brown disclosed that it was his daughter making the request through the program and that he and his wife do not have any nancial interest in the property. The complaint substantively fails to indicate a possible violation of Section 112.313(6), Florida Statutes, the order again stated. Rather than indicating a corrupt use or attempted use of public position by the respondent to benet his daughter, the substance of the complaint merely reects policy choices or governmental operational decision making by the city council, staffsupported by the respondent as city manager (who was candid, publicly and on the record, as to his daughters potential interests). tickets are $20 at the gate. In addition to the many food vendors expected to set up on the fairgrounds, festival-goers will also have opportunity to sample numerous chili recipes as well. We have more than $1,000 in prizes this year and are expecting a lot of different entries, Taylor said. The entry fee is $25 with categories including best chili and most unique. First place in each category will receive $250, second place $150 and third place $100. There will also be a peoples choice prize. We have had the Perry Rotary Club and Perry Kiwanis Club challenge each other about which club can rustle up the most entries, and were also offering businesses a chance to enter their own chilis, with the best one receiving $100 to be donated to the charity of their choice. For more information about the festival or to purchase tickets, visit www. oridastatebluegrass.com or call 584-5366. families that culminated in shootings. McNutts defense team successfully lobbied for a mental competency evaluation on their clients behalf in June of last year. The ndings of that evaluation were recently logged with the court and McNutt was found competent to proceed to trial, court ofcials said Tuesday. were put into place. Everyone passed through the metal detector and then two deputies with scanners also completed safety checks, Clerk of Court Annie Mae Murphy said. Mondays docket included some 50 violation of probation (VOP) hearings as well as the 100-plus pretrial, trial and arraignment listings. We did not conclude court until about 7:40 p.m. Of the 48 cases on the VOP docket, 13 were disposed of, two on the arraignment list and 13 on the pre-trial list, she said. FOUL PLAY Continued from page 1 McNutt competent for trial BROWN Continued from page 1 Actions reect policy choices by city council BOMB THREAT Continued from page 1 Additional security measures put in place for Monday hearings BLUEGRASS Continued from page 1 Chili cook-off is now accepting entries AMVETS Post 20 will host its annual BBQ for veterans Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jefferson Street Square center (located at 1000 South Jefferson Street).Veterans invited Pledge complete! Rotary Club President Mark Viola, center, presented the Perry City Council a $2,000 check during its Tuesday, March 12, meeting. The funds completed the clubs $7,000 pledge for the Rosehead Park splash pad now under construction. The clubs donation included a $1,500 grant from Rotary District 6940. Shown accepting the donation are (l to r) Mike Deming, Mayor Daryll Gunter, Shirlie Hampton, Venita Woodfalk and Don Cook.
A-4 Taco Times March 20, 2013 Living How do you remember your grandparents?By FLORRIE BURROUGHS Shady Grove columnist Modern-day farming is nothing like the back-breaking work that was done by our ancestors who farmed so they and their families could survive. My maternal grandparents, the late Samuel W. Tedder and Mary Elma Hicks Tedder, were two of the hardest working people I have ever known. I dont know when my Grandpa got a tractor but I am certain many months and years passed when all the work was done by mule, plow and other hand tools. My grandparents worked very hard to produce and provide food. Fresh vegetables from the garden were preserved in glass jars cooked in a pressure cooker. Corn from the elds was taken to a grist mill in the area to provide meal and grits. Cane from the cane patch was crushed in a sugar mill; the juice was boiled in a sugar kettle and provided cane syrup for the table, often served with biscuits as a dessert. Chickens provided eggs and meat. Hogs were butchered as soon as the weather started turning cool in the fall. I remember spending days with my family at my grandparents when they processed the hogs to provide hams and sausage. Sweet potatoes and Irish potatoes were grown and preserved in banks made by digging a shallow hole about 3 or 4 feet in diameter and about foot deep. The potatoes were placed on pine straw which was piled on the bottom and sides. Shelters over the banks were made in the form of tee-pees with an opening to provide access to the potatoes when needed. Never an idle moment...And so it seems there was never an idle moment around my grandparents home. In those days my mother did not work outside the home and she would take us over to the grandparents home often. I along with brothers and my only sister spent many happy days there. Mama and Grandma would sew, cook, can vegetables and make jelly. A large grapevine produced the sweetest scuppernong grapes. And did we love to climb on the grapevine to reach the biggest and juiciest grapes, until Grandpa caught us and made us climb down. And now to one of my favorite memories . the pie safe where Grandma stored her teacakes. Often we went to Grandmas after school and it seems she always served us teacakes. Now I havent had teacakes in many years, but my mouth is watering just thinking about them. In fact I tried to nd a teacake recipe among family recipes, to no avail, so here is one I found online, appropriately named. Grandmas Old Fashioned Tea Cakes. 1 cup butter 1-3/4 cups white sugar 2 eggs 3 cups all purpose our teaspoon baking soda teaspoon salt teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract In medium bowl cream butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, stir in vanilla. Combine our, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; stir into the mixture. Knead dough for a few turns on a oured board until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until rm. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. On a lightly oured surface roll dough out to inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1-1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. A legacy of love... In closing, I would like to mention the faith of my grandparents. They loved God with their whole heart. They loved their children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors sacricially. I didnt know it as a child, but I now see their lives were not easythough they didnt seem to mind. Their greatest gift to us was and still is a very strong and sure legacy of love . a legacy that I hope we can hand down just as they did. For PWCOlson ushers in spring Taylor County Extension Agent Clay Olson was the featured speaker at the March 13 meeting of the Perry Womans Club, ushering in spring with a discussion of basic soil and plant science. Spring gardening and soil preparation were among the topics, with Olson pointing to the raised beds at the Taylor Senior Center, Perry Primary School and Taylor County Elementary School. Olson also displayed various herbs for members, discussing the ease with which gardeners can use these plants in their cooking. Olson, right, displays a plant for Dot Burns, noting the ease and convenience of growing your own herbs. He was 1 TuesdayFelix Boss Proctor, the son of Bionca Hamilton and Felix Proctor Jr., celebrated his rst birthday on Tuesday, March 19. Maternal grandparents of the new one-year-old are Joyce and Edward Hamilton. Paternal grandparents are Kathy (Crosby) Whetsel and Felix Proctor Sr. Joining the celebration was his sister, Phenix. Shiitake workshop Grow your own mushroomsA one-day hands-on workshop is slated for Saturday, April 13, demonstrating how to select, grow and harvest mushrooms appropriate for Florida. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Ofce. A $25 registration fee will cover supplies. To register, please visit the ofce in Forest Capital Hall, 203 Forest Drive, call 838-3508 for additional information or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Dont forget: plant it, eat it workshops on Thursday Two Plant it! Grow It! Eat It! workshops will be held this Thursday, March 21, at the Taylor County Extension Ofce at Forest Capital Hall. The rst workshop will be held from 12 noon until 1 p.m. and followed by another session from 6-7 p.m. County Extension agents urge you to attend these events to learn more about spring gardening as well as how to grow and cook with herbs. Both workshops are free and open to the public. Organizers ask that interested persons RSVP to 838-3508 by noon today, March 20.
Deborah K. SimmonsDeborah K. Simmons, 60, of Perry, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Mrs. Simmons was born Jan. 16, 1953, in Thomasville, Ga, to Henry and Hazel (McGauley) Kelly, both now deceased. She was a member of Boyd United Methodist Church and was employed with Buckeye Cellulose for 36 years in many departments. Mrs. Simmons was a member of the Order of Easter Star, having served as past Worthy Matron twice and past Grand Instructor for this district. She was said to know the work well having served in all stations and as secretary. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Nile and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include: her husband of 38 years, Bruce Simmons of Perry; a son, Kelly Simmons (ance Lori Conte) of Perry; her daughter, Angela (Stephen) Melnyk of San Antonio, Texas; and many good friends. Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at First United Methodist Church of Perry with Pastor Wallace Holmes and Pastor James Taylor ofciating. Interment will follow at Boyd United Methodist Church. Family members received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home which was in charge of arrangments. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428. Annie Ree TraywickAnnie Ree Traywick, 94, of Perry, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Lafayette Health Care in Mayo following an extended illness. Mrs. Traywick was born Jan. 28, 1919, in Ramer, Ala., to Ervin and Maggie (Athey) Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Traywick, in 1993; her son, Robert P. Traywick; and also her brother, Earl H. Wilson. Mrs. Traywick was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church and served in numerous church ofces. She was also a member of the Perry Garden Club. Survivors include: two daughters, Pat (Jimmy) Head and Janice (John) Ricketson, all of Perry, a daughter-in-law, Kathi Traywick of Ellijay, Ga.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and special friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at First United Methodist Church in Perry with Rev. J. T. Taylor ofciating. Interment followed in Pineview Memorial Cemetery. Family members received friends from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home which was in charge of arrangements. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Traywick may be made to Madison Youth Ranch, Florida United Methodist Church Childrens Home, 51 Childrens Way, Enterprise, FL 32725. Paul Junior ThomleyPaul Junior Thomley, 66, of Perry, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Marshall Health Care Center in Perry. He was born Nov. 4, 1946 in Titusville to Oscar Thomley and the former Eula Frances Cooper. He was of the Holiness faith. Mr. Thomley was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Forrest Marion Thomley, Donald Ray Thomley and Jimmy Oscar Thomley. His survivors include: four sisters, Barbara Ivester (Claude) of Dewey Rose, Ga., Nancy Morris (Ray) of Livingston, Texas, Betty Sue Thomley of Tallahassee, and Janice Paulette Sparkman of Trenton; two brothers, Thomas Thomley (Barbara), of Las Vegas, Nev., and Samuel Thomley of Jefferson City, Tenn. Burial was held at Woodlawn Cemetery on March 8. Arrangements were under the direction of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.Harold L. DavisHarold L. Davis, 82, of Perry, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at Tallahassee Memorial in Tallahassee. Mr. Davis was born July 24, 1930, in Chestereld, S.C., to Edwin and Susan (Suggs) Davis. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife of 24 years, Kathleen; a son, Kent Davis; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Millinor. A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Davis served in the Korean War. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Survivors include: three sons, Aulden (Sandy) Davis of Chieand; Carl O. Davis of Perry; Tracy Davis of Perry; one daughter, Rhonda Jenine Durbin of Tallahassee; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Davis will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 22, at Faith Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Nawlin ofciating. Interment will follow in Pineview Memorial Cemetery. Family members will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements. A-5 Taco Times March 20, 2013 Religion Obituaries Easter music begins in area churches Messiah in the PassoverChosen People Ministries will present Messiah in the Passover Saturday, March 23, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The portrayal will begin with the traditional Passover Seder table, according to Pleasant Groves Pastor Danny Lundy. The speaker will explain the symbolic meanings of the Passover feast and highlight their importance on the Last Supper that Jesus celebrated with his disciples. Our hope is that this presentation will give all a better understanding of the Passover celebration and its signicance for Christians. The program is free and open to everyone. A nursery will be provided.The Weeping TreeThis Sunday, which is Palm Sunday, the chancel choir of First Presbyterian Church will lead worship at 11 a.m. by sharing music from The Weeping Tree by Joseph Martin. The Weeping Tree is considered to be a poignant portrait of the cross using beloved hymns, newly composed music, and thoughtful narration. Everyone in the community is invited.Conference beginsTrinity House of Prayer will kick off its second annual womens conference on Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Elder Jennifer Pollock. Women in the community are encouraged to attend. Mens Day Pastor Rose Campbell an the congregation of Little Bethel remind everyone that Sunday is Mens Day. Minister William Bolden will speak at 3 p.m.
A-6 Taco Times March 20, 2013 Community 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: rst 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: rst and third Tues., 6 p.m., Masonic Hall. Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets rst and third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. (club house located on Courtney Road). Perry Womans 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: rst 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: rst Mon. and third Tues. at 5:30 p.m., courthouse annex; workshop, fourth Tues., 5 p.m. Planning Board: rst Thurs., 6 p.m. Courthouse annex (old post ofce). Taylor County Construction License Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m., courthouse annex. Taylor County School Board: rst and third Tues., 6 p.m. Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: fourth Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road, 3 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: rst 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.u.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 rst 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. Perry Alliance of Ministers & Pastors (P.A.M.P.): meets second Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Little St. John P.B. Church. Pet adoptions: Taylor County Animal Shelter, open Monday through Friday. Call 838-3525. Republican Party of Taylor County: second Thursday, 6 p.m., at Rigonis Cookhouse on Highway 19 North. Call 5845878. Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays, 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: rst 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 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. Societys museum is open every Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Taylor County Horsemans 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: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, public library. Taylor County Reef Research Team: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., Forest Capital Hall. Taylor County Senior Center: Executive Board of Directors meeting, every third Thursday. Taylor County United: second Mon., 7 p.m., Evangel Christian Fellowship (1454 Courtney 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: rst 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 ofce (107 E. Green). Celebrate Recovery: a nondenominational, Christ-centered recovery ministry meets Thursdays at 6 p.m., in the First Baptist Church Youth Center (old Citizens Bank building). Friends and Family of Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group: fourth Tuesday, 6-7 p.m., Glorious Rain Church. For information, call 843-0158. 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. 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: rst Tues., 7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Center St. Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth Thursday at North Orange Street. Call 5845725 or 838-2045. VFW Post #9225: second Tuesday, 7 p.m. (American Legion building). CIVIC GROUPS GOVERNMENT INTERESTS SUPPORT GROUPS VETERANSTo add your organization free of charge, please call 584-5513 or e-mail email@example.comCommunity CalendarAdd your community group/club for free. Call (850) 584-5513. Contestant #1 Jordan Brooke Weirick Parents: Joe & Sarah Weirick Contestant #2 Charlondria Williams Parents: Lashundra White & Charodus Williams Contestant #3 Felicity Emory Parents: David & Mary Emory Contestant #4 Brailynn Brooke Omans Parents: Barbara Miller, Scott Miller & Bobby Omans Contestant #5 Annastacia Coleman Parents: April Coleman & Mikell Coleman Contestant #6 Lindsey Brooke Webb Parents: Jill & Michael Webb Contestant #7 Victoria Walker Parents: Lakesha Walker & William Hester Contestant #8 Sarah Jean Couey Parents: Meagan & Cory Rowell, Devin Couey Contestant #9 Colbi Brooke Bodiford Parents: Craig & Donna Bodiford Contestant #10 ZyMya AKaria Flowers Parents: Khalilah King & Wayne Flowers Contestant #11 Hermione Moni Padgett Parents: Tommy & Nikki Padgett Contestant #12 DeAva Leigh Williams Parents: David Williams & Lakechia Bryant Contestant #13 Hannah Jane McGuire Parents: Max & Debbie McGuire Contestant #14 Claire Carlton Parents: Adam & Kim Carlton Contestant #15 Brooke Chaney Parents: Dan & Alicia Chaney Contestant #16 Autumn Brielle Brown Parents: Matt & Kristina Brown, April Anthony Contestant #17 Ava Turner Parents: Silas & Angie Turner Contestant #18 Addison Grace Shiver Parents: Loomis & Amy Shiver Contestant #19 Miley Hill Parents: Tyson & Juanita Hill Contestant #20 Holly Marie Gantz Parents: Christina & Cecil Gantz Contestant #21 Bella Ellison Parents: James & Lisa Faulkner, Kera Ellison2013 Moon Pie SweetheartsMoon Pie Princess will be crowned this Friday Taylor Countys 2013 Moon Pie Princess will be crowned during ceremonies Friday, March 22, at Forest Capital Hall. The eld of candidates is the largest in the programs four-year history with 21 sweethearts taking the stage to compete for the title. The pageant will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 (children 5 and under are free). Concessions will be available. The event is being held in conjunction with the 11th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival. Taylor Countys 2012 Moon Pie Princess Destin Brown will crown the new winner. Judges will select a Moon Pie Princess, a Moon Pie Princess court and Moon Pie sweethearts. The young ladies, who range in age from ve to eight years old, will share with audience members What bluegrass means to me in the programs opening number. Please see page 10
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