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Former Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper Charles Swindle will have to wait a few additional weeks before presenting evidence appealing his ring for apparently failing to issue a speeding ticket to a state legislator he clocked speeding. Swindle was to appear before the state Public Employee Relations Committee (PERC) last Thursday, May 2; however, the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles successfully petitioned for a continuance in the case until May 29. Swindle led an an appeal in late March regarding his March 15 ring that stemmed from a November 2012 trafc stop of state Rep. Charles McBurney (R-Jacksonville). According to reports, Swindle pulled over McBurney on Interstate 10 in Madison County. He said McBurney was driving 87 mph--which McBurney denied--but did not write him a speeding ticket. Swindle gave McBurney a $10 citation for failing to have proof of insurance, though McBurney told investigators he had proof of insurance. McBurney led a formal complaint with FHP regarding the incident which ultimately led to Swindles ring. Swindle maintains that FHP has long had an unwritten practice of not ticketing lawmakers. Attorneys for Swindle noted in their led appeal: Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) adopted and uniformly followed an oral policy/rule providing a Quid Pro Quo Leniency Policy for Legislators. This policy/rule has been in effect for over 20 years. The policy/rule is periodically discussed by and between FHP supervisors and FHP troopers during brieng sessions and other discussions of cases that arise from time to time. The policy is also taught to new FHP recruits at the FHP Law Enforcement Academy. The entire Administrative Staff of the FHP including the colonel, majors, corporals, sergeants, and troopers are aware of the existence of and enforcement of Quid Pro Quo Leniency Policy for Legislators employed in the discretion of FHP Troopers. The administrative staff of the FHP discussed this policy and the enforcement of the policy with FHP troopers who enforce the policy in the eld with the knowledge and approval of their superiors. Rather, By SUSAN H. LINCOLN Managing Editor For Shelia Combs of Madison, a ritzy trip to Chicago and personal makeover before an appearance on the Steve Harvey Show combined to make her Mothers Day in 2013 one that will not soon be forgotten. Her daughter, Quiana Woodard of Perry, can be credited with all the glitz and glamour. I learned about the Steve Harvey Shows Queen For a Day while looking through Facebook and submitted my mothers name with a short paragraph about why she deserved this honor. That was on a Wednesday, after work, about 6 p.m. By Thursday afternoon, between 1 and 2 p.m., they were calling me. The next Wednesday, we were ying to Chicago for three days, all expenses paid, said Woodard. Her mother was among 10 who were selected from 500 submissions. They had one mother representing a state, so she was sort of Mrs Florida, Woodard said. As a victims advocate, Combs is often on call and when I tried to reach her to share the news, she was on her way to Tallahassee, Woodard said. I suggested that she just call me when she got to Tallahassee, but I must have sounded funny, because she insisted on me telling her right then so I said, Well, pull over now. With a little hesitation, her mother complied and Woodard shared the news, Stop lying, Quiana, she said to me. I assured her I was not. Really, Quiana. Stop lying, she continued to say. I told her the producer needed to hear from her now and she should call, Woodard said. Finally, she believed me. The television crews lmed a before session with each mother and then a reveal session after the make-over. When she came out for the reveal, Help Stamp Out Hunger SaturdayThe National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and Taylor Countys local postal service invite everyone to participate in the 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive this Saturday, May 11. To participate in the food drive, residents are encouraged to leave a bag containing non-perishable foods such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery Saturday. Letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver the mail. Items may also be dropped off at the main Taylor County post ofce on South Jefferson Street.School district conducting attendance surveyThe Taylor County School District is conducting an attendance survey and is asking for assistance from parents. The school district values the input from our parents and would like you to complete the attendance survey on our district website: www. taylor.k12..us, said Director of Support Services Michael Thompson.Business after hours event ThursdayThe Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business after-hours event Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Covenant Hospice, located at 1306 Jefferson St., Suite A. Covenant Hospice is celebrating the move and opening of its new Perry Community Support Center by hosting our business after-hours event, Chamber Director Dawn Taylor said.Perry Primary holds registration FridayPerry Primary School will hold registration for incoming kindergarten students Friday, May 10, from 8:30-11 a.m. and 12-2 p.m. For more information regarding registration, please contact the school at (850) 838-2506. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section52nd year, No. 19www.perrynewspapers.comWednesdayMay 8, 2013 Index Community . ............. A-3 Living . ...................... A-4 Religion . ................... A-6 Sports . ..................... A-7 Editorial . .................. A-9 Classieds . ............ A-10Weather Wednesday 82 54 Thursday85 60 News Forum Please see page 2 Makeover Mama Contract awarded for new articial reef The Taylor County Commission is moving forward on its next statefunded articial reef deployment, awarding the $63,000 project to D&L Contracting, LLC, of Suwannee. The commission approved a $60,000 grant agreement with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in November and put the project out for bids earlier this year. D&L Contracting was the sole bidder on the project. The contract is for the construction, delivery and deployment of manufactured reef cubes on the countys Buckeye Reef, which is located off the Taylor County coast at 29.65064 deg N, 83.90448 deg W at a depth of about 45 feet. The established reef currently supports populations of gag, red grouper, white grunt, black sea bass, greater amberjack, Atlantic spadesh and goliath grouper. Last fall, the county deployed an additional 37 tons of sh habitat at the Buckeye Reef in a project sponsored by the Taylor County Reef Research Team, Taylor County Commission, Taylor County Tourism Development Council (TDC) and Buckeye. The materials for that deployment--carbon steel pipe, duct work and equipment casings--were donated by Buckeye. The reef team covered the cost of the land transport to Jena for staging and the TDC paid for the barge operations and engineering services. To learn more about the Taylor County Reef Program, visit online at http://taylor.ifas.u.edu. Fired troopers appeal delayed Please see page 8 The Taylor County Commission recognized retiring Historical Society President Wanda Cash Monday night for her 17 years of service to the commission. Cash, who has served as president since 1999, has worked and made a great impact on collecting and preserving the history of Taylor County, stated a resolution the commission unanimously approved. In 2007, Cash received the Dr. Peacock and Dr. Hendry Award, and in 2008 she was named Lady of the Year. After the resolution was read aloud during Mondays meeting, the commission and audience joined together to give her a standing ovation. I love what I have done with the Historical Society, Cash said. Though without help, I couldnt have done it. Shown above are: commissioners Jody DeVane and Pat Patterson, Cash, and commissioners Jim Moody, Malcolm Page and Pam Feagle.Historys Gatekeeper(Inset) Quiana Woodard of Perry, right, nominated her mother Shelia Combs for the Queen For a Day makeover special sponsored by The Steve Harvey Show. In the group photo, Combs is behind Harvey. (Group photo courtesy of Steve Harvey/NBC)


A-2 Taco Times May 8, 2013 TCHS seniors take New York I started jumping and screaming, said Woodard. Without realizing it, I was hitting Steve Harvey on the shoulder. It was just so exciting. Each mother won a photo shoot with a professional photographer and a $1000 shopping spree. Woodard doesnt hesitate a moment when asked why her mother deserved this tribute. As of May 18, shell be 50 years old, and she has raisedpartially as a single parenttwo college graduates. Shes a survivor of domestic violence, a survivor of a brain aneurysm and a survivor of back surgery, Woodard adds. Shes a licensed, ordained minister and cant even go to the grocery store without people stopping her, needing encouragement and help. She works as a victims advocate in Madison and gives of herself every day. Woodard serves as logistics manager for Buckeye, having earned her degree at Florida State University. I make sure all 460,000 tons of Buckeyes products get to the right customer, she said. Her brother, Derrick Woodard, just graduated from Tallahassee Community College and plans to continue his education at Florida State. They grew up in Conway, S.C., but moved with their mother to Suwannee County in 1997, eeing the domestic violence which had plagued their family. My mother later re-married Dr. Phillip Combs Sr. of Madison, Woodard explained, and she has one stepson, Phillip Combs Jr. Combs and the other mothers were featured on the Monday, May 6, episode of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Show. Makeover wizard Lawrence Zarian worked with all the women to give them incredible new looks--hair, makeup, wardrobe, the works! After the women received the makeovers, they revealed their new looks to the audience and took part in a professional photo shoot with celebrity photographer Karl Giant. It was a great trip, Woodard said. And, for Combs, a great way to celebrate Mothers Day. MAKEOVER MAMA Continued from page 1 Mothers treated to photo shoot & shopping spree Library announces May workshop schedule The Taylor County Public Library has announced its schedule of workshops planned in May: 9 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 5 p.m.; $5 fee. May 23, 6 p.m. May 30, 6 p.m. registration information, please contact the library. Poker tournament planned this Friday Feeling lucky? The 8th annual Tournament Fundraiser will be held this Friday, May 10, at the p.m. The entry fee is $50 and includes $3,500 in chips for playing. First place winner will receive a weekend stay in For more information, please call 584-5366. 4-H Camp Cherry Lake sign-up underway Cherry Lake is underway. by phone at 838-3508.News Forum II (Photo by groupphotos.com)


If you traveled to Tallahassee Saturday, April, 27, you may have seen a slew of purple overowing from Tom Brown Park as the Big Bend area observed the annual March of Dimes March for Healthy Babies Walk. Teams gathered from Capital Health Plan (CHP), North Florida Womens Care (NFLWC), Capital Regional Medical Center (CRMC), Tallahassee Primary Care Associates (TPCA), Publix, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH) NICU and many more. But the most important teams participating were the family teams--those that have walked in the shoes of taking care of a premature baby. Among those hundreds of walkers was Taylor Countys Ambassador Family, Jamie and Gena English along with daughters Addison and Allie. Family and friends joined the English team in walking to support the Addison and Allie, both whom were born late pre-term preemies. That means they were not considered extremely early (before 32 weeks); however they were early enough for me, Gena said. Both girls spent time in the NICU, and away from family and friends. That is something I do not wish on anyone, she said. Last year was the English familys rst year joining in the March of Dimes Walk for Babies and their team raised more than $1,000. Our goal this year was to raise $1,100. However not only did we meet our goal but we exceeded it beyond all expectations--topping out at $2,800. Altogether, the Tallahassee campaign raised more than $75,000 the most ever. Addison and Allie, along with Tallahassees ambassador child, released 75 butteries in remembrance of babies who have died as well as to mark the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes. What an amazing opportunity for them to take part in that ceremony. I would like to thank Taylor County and my family for their support and love. A-3 Taco Times May 8, 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. 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. Search & Rescue Riders #1135 of Christian Motorcyclists Assoc.: 4th Saturday, 9 a.m. at Golden Corral Restaurant. 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 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. 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. Alzheimers Support Group: meets every second Thursday, 1:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church. Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council: fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m., Big Bend Hospice ofce. 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. 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 newsdesk@perrynewspapers.comCommunity CalendarPlease call 584-5513 to update your current calendar listing. Jamie and Gena English, with daughters Addison and Allie, served as Please see page 8 English family, friends walk in support of healthy babies Gena English, shown here with a purple-haired


A-4 Taco Times May 8, 2013 Living On March 16 Candlelight ceremony unites Lincoln, KingMiss Katherine Elizabeth Lincoln and James Rodney King exchanged wedding vows in a candlelight ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Perry on March 16, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Larry D. Neal ofciating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Lincoln of Perry. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Edwin King, also of Perry. A weathered Grecian urn holding an all-white design of Fuji chrysanthemums, snapdragons, lilies, roses and delphinium dominated the altar setting. Two brass candelabra, holding burning ivory tapers, anked this design and were accented with sprays of sprengeri fern, aspidistra, podocarpus and loquat. Family pews were marked by single white hydrangea blooms, adorned with cascading ribbons of ivory and white. Mrs. Fanette Chesser, organist, and Mrs. Joy Wurgler, violinist, presented a program of classical and sacred music. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a formal gown of richly embroidered Alencon lace over taffeta, highlighted by iridescents. The strapless bodice featured scallops of Alencon lace which also trimmed the ngertip veil of illusion. An ivory satin sash, dened by a rhinestone brooch, accented the natural waistline of the dress which was fashioned with a corset-tied back of satin ribbons and extended to create a chapel-length train. The bride carried a tied bouquet of fresh roses and ranunculus in ivory and white. Mrs. Lois Ann Marin of Huntsville, Ala., and Miss Megan Elizabeth Lincoln of Birmingham, Ala., were matron and maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Mrs. Amy Miller Huff of Santa Rosa Beach, Mrs. Christie Marquez Owen of Tallahassee, Mrs. Lacey Ratliff Moneyhan of Perry and Miss Kimberly Ann Jones of Birmingham. They wore formal gowns of Victorian Coral taffeta with corset-tied backs and strapless bodices, each accented by diagonal self-tied bows. Their bouquets of white ranunculus blooms were accented by fresh succulents, and wrapped with satin ribbons. Flower girls were Misses Bradynn Olivia Johnson, the daughter of Kelli and Brad Johnson of Perry, and the grooms niece Emily Madison King, daughter of Michael and Jennifer King of Dallas, Texas. They wore oor-length gowns of ivory chiffon over taffeta, accentuated with coral taffeta sashes to match the bridesmaids dresses. Each carried a kissing ball of fresh white chrysanthemums and roses nished with satin ribbons. Michael Edwin King and Harold Jason King, brothers of the groom, served as best men. Usher-groomsmen included William Thomas Bell of Jacksonville, who served as acolyte, Benjamin Travis Reid of Canyon Country, Calif., Baker Taft Jarvis of Perry, William Lloyd Satterwhite of Perry, Kevin Andrew Hicks of Jacksonville and Jonathan Harrison Lincoln, the brides brother of Perry. Miss Elizabeth Gladney was liturgist, reading from Colossians in a Bible used in the brides mothers wedding. The brides great grandmothers cameo adorned the front. Jennifer Jarvis served as wedding director. The brides mother wore a formal gown of apple green taffeta with a circular neckline of self-fabric roses; the grooms mother chose a two-piece ensemble of midnight blue with crystal accents. Both wore rhinestone bracelets adorned with Dendrobium orchid corsages. Mrs. Gladys Lincoln Burt of West Blocton, Ala., the brides grandmother, was seated with Mrs. Hazel Mallette Horn of Greenville, Ala., great aunt and honorary grandmother. Both wore corsages of ivory orchids. Outside the sanctuary, Katie Perrine Fletcher presided at the guest registry where wedding programs, tied with sheer gold ribbons, were offered in a footed, silver tray. A tall design of ranunculus blooms in shades of coral was accented with a variety of fresh succulents. Following the ceremony, a 1950 classic Packard Victoria Convertible carried the couple to the Perry Womans Club where they were honored with a reception. Tables were covered with ivory and white cloths, tied with ivory ribbons. Burning candles, tall designs of ranunculus, roses in silver mint julep cups, as well as hurricane globes adorned with rhinestone brooches centered the tables, A sumptuous buffet was offered with towering designs of fruit and vegetables, an ice sculpture marking seafood selections and a Southern grits bar. A four-tiered wedding cake was encircled with satin ribbons and accented with rhinestone brooches. For the grooms cake, red velvet and carrot cakes in varying heights were displayed on pedestals. Keepsake photographs of family weddings throughout the years were featured in the foyer of the club house, where the brides portrait was also displayed. The Cover Band of Jacksonville provided entertainment for the evening, with the signature garter and bouquet presented to the couple married the longest, Frank and Ann Nixon of Gastonia, N.C., celebrating 44 years of marriage. After a honeymoon to Jamaica, Mr. and Mrs. King are now residing in Perry where both are employed at Taylor County Elementary School. Mr. and Mrs. James Rodney King Bring a plant, enjoy lunch for nal Garden Club meetThe Perry Garden Club will hold its last meeting before the summer on May 15 at 11:30 a.m. This is always a fun time with a potluck luncheon and plant exchange on the agenda, said Debbie Ross, publicity chair. Plan to attend.


A-6 Taco Times May 8, 2013 Religion Audience needed for Voces Angelorum concert in Perry SimmonsThank you for the many acts of kindness shown to us at the passing of our wife and mother. We appreciate all the kind words, food, owers and donations that were made on behalf of our loved one. We found much comfort in your kind acts and outpouring of love. We would like to thank the DMH Emergency Room, ICU and EMS staff that were there for our family during Debbies stay at this facility. Thanks to JT and Wallace for the wonderful service that truly expressed how Debbie lived her life. Thanks to the staff at Burns Funeral Home for doing everything they could to meet the needs of the family. Thanks to the people of Perry who showed just how great it is to live in a small town; your support has been a blessing to us. Bruce, Kelly and Angie (Melnyk) Simmons Card of Thanks Obituaries Edna Grace BennettEdna Grace Bennett, 87, of Perry, died May 2, 2013, at Marshall Health and Rehabilitation Center in Perry. Mrs. Bennett was born Jan. 17, 1926, in New Smyrna Beach to Charlie and Maddie (Fender) Duren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30-plus years, Edwin Bennett, and eight siblings. Mrs. Bennett was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church in Perry. Survivors include: three sons, Robert (Tommie Jean) Bennett of Mississippi, Wayne (Lynn) Bennett of Perry and Jerry (Linda) Bennett of Georgia; two daughters, Judy Curles and Barbara Bennett, both of Perry; three sisters; one brother; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, at Burns Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Anderson ofciating. Interment followed in Pineview Memorial Cemetery. Family members received friends from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home which was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimers Association. The First Presbyterian Church of Perry will be a concert stop for a spring performance by Voces Angelorum, an auditioned, volunteer womens chorus, founded in 1970. The choir was organized to give church choir members throughout the Tallahassee metro area the opportunity to perform challenging choral music of excellence. Composed of about 30 women, the ranks of Voces Angelorum (Latin for voices of angels) include music teachers, students, political advocates and state workers who live as far as Monticello and Bainbridge, Ga. Included in the choir is Rayma Ball, a former resident of Perry who currently serves as music director for First Preshyterian. With the theme, Made in AmericaMelodies of Broadway, the spring concert season for Voces Agelorum begins at Lincoln High School and continues to Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church where a silent auction is planned. But on Sunday, May 19, the group will travel to Perry for a 4 p.m concert, under the direction of Scott Leaman who holds both Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from the Florida State University. The next class of the Taylor County Union Christian Leadership School will be held Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Little St. John M.B. Church. The course is entitled, Foundation of Christian Ethics with the Rev. Robert Butler as instructor. Dean Juanita Scott and Associate Dean Vera A. Newberry encourage everyone to attend. Class begins Saturday at 9, ends at 1


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A-8 Taco Times May 8, 2013 I honestly do not know what I would do without them--I say it every year. I also want to thank the TMH NICU team and NFLWCs Dr. Vikki McKinnie, who was my saving grace. I encourage parents to know the signs of premature birth as well as to learn about the initiative to wait to at least 39 weeks before giving birth, its very important. You have a due date for a reason, Gena said. I would especially like to thank our sponsors and volunteers, along with everyone who joined us at the walk April 27. These included: Buckeye Digesting A Team, David and Jaki Crouse, Lauren Davis, Nancy Geohagan, Donna Dayton, Susan Mosley, Jamie Lundy, Ruth Harvey, Stephanie Holmes, Mary Anne Folsom, Mike Hunter, Shanna Lago, Kristie Lutz, Dr. Shane Betheas ofce, Dr. Tom Fletchers ofce, Dr. Michael Walbys ofce, Yvonne Read, Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland, Ann Taylor, Gail Tuten, Hamp and Iona Walker, Martha Wiggins, Yarborough Tire, Valerie Wiles, Retta Williams, Sue Wilson, Vanessa Wray, Angie Wright, Jennifer Arnold, Bonnie Batson, Brandi Catalanotte, Jennifer Chafn, Devyn Cruce, Kara Dean, Bonnie English, Julie Hoover, Allison Lee, Shone and Lisa English, Lindsey Brantley, Brian Lundy, Hope Lynn, Anne Morgan, Christina Paul, Dec Pillow, Tracey Poppell, Tina Read, Ashley and Heather Speas, Alicia Tilton, Mindy Veal, Sara Vinson, Kim Perry, Jennifer Mosely, Jennifer Hunter Holden, Holly Cruce, Bonnie Sue Agner, Jennifer Shefeld-Lundy, Lacey Moneyhan, Sherry Fletcher, Amy Bethea and Sherry Blanton. I would also like to thank John Hiltons Shirts & More for our team shirts this year. Our biggest fundraiser was the Baking for Babies Cake Auction on Facebook. We raised $855, Gena said. HEALTHY BABIES Continued from page 3 Cake auction raised $855 the administrative staff of the FHP encouraged, promoted, supported and condoned the issuance of Uniform Trafc Citations/ Warnings pursuant to the Quid Pro Quo Leniency Policy for Legislators followed in the discretion of the FHP troopers. Employee FHP Trooper Charles Swindle was expressly told by the administrative staff of the FHP he could choose, in his discretion, to follow the Quid Pro Quo Leniency Policy for Legislators during his trafc stops of Florida State Legislators. Employee FHP Trooper Charles Swindle was also led to believe by the administrative staff of the FHP that he would not suffer any adverse action if he followed the Quid Pro Quo Leniency Policy for Legislators. On Nov. 19, 2012, Swindle decided to exercise his discretion to follow the Quid Pro Quo Leniency Policy for Legislators during the trafc stops of Florida State Legislators Rep. Charles McBurney and Rep. Michael Clelland. After stopping McBurney, Swindle called his supervisor, FHP Sgt. Gary Dawson and explained to Dawson that he was going to serve McBurney a warning because he was a legislator. FHP Sgt. Dawson concurred. Swindle told Sgt. Dawson I wanted you to know whats going on, just in case. Swindle gave McBurney the option of paying a $250 ticket (Uniform Trafc Citation) (UTC) for speeding (87 mph in 70 mph posted zone on Interstate-10) or paying a $10 ticket (UTC) for no proof of insurance. McBurney complained that he should never have been given any citation whatsoever because he was going 75 on cruise control and showed his insurance card. Swindle gave Rep. Charles McBurney a break by following the Quid Pro Quo Leniency Policy for Legislators. McBurney thereafter submitted a written complaint to FHP Director Col. David Brierton seeking an investigation, discipline and dismissal of Swindle because Trooper Swindle gave Rep. McBurney a break of a $10 ticket. Also on Nov. 19, 2012, Swindle stopped Legislator Rep. Michael Clelland for speeding (87 mph in a posted 70 mph zone on I-10). Swindle followed the Quid Pro Quo Leniency Policy for Legislators and issued a warning for speed and a ticket (UTC) for failure to produce insurance and registration. (A $10 ne upon producing the documents to the court.) Clelland never led any complaint and felt that Swindle was showing professional courtesy by issuing two nonmoving violations in lieu and instead of a $250 speeding ticket. TROOPER Continued from page 1 Trooper stopped a second legislator the same day, followed Quid Pro Quo policy with no complaints Residents and Relay For Life volunteers are invited to Paint the Town Purple Saturday, May 11. Everyone is invited to wear purple in support of Relay For Life and take part in a walk from Java Depot to the courthouse and back, starting at 10 a.m. Cancer survivors are encouraged to take part and register for next weekends Relay For Life.Wear purple Saturday


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