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Perry Shrine Club will hold a yard sale to benet its parade unit Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, starting at 8 a.m. each day. Residents are invited to rent a space to take part in the sale, with all proceeds benetting the parade unit fund. To reserve a spot, please call 843-4246 or 8433474. Items for sale include tools, clothes, shing gear, furniture, guns, ammo, holsters, knives, and more. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section52nd year, No. 22www.perrynewspapers.comWednesdayMay 29, 2013 Index Editorial . .................. A-2 Living . ...................... A-4 Community . ............. A-5 Religion . ................... A-7 Sports . ..................... A-8 Classieds . ............ A-10 Wednesday 90 6920% Thursday90 6920% News Forum For death of Erin Walker Lawless Driver faces DUI manslaughter chargeAn arrest warrant has been issued for Jason Wilson Wall for the September 2011 death of Erin Nichole (Walker) Lawless, the Perry mother who died in a violent car crash the night she turned 28 years old. Wall, who was also critically injured in the crash and spent an extended period of time in the hospital recuperating, faces a charge of driving under the inuence (DUI) manslaughter. With assistance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), we were able to gather forensic evidence and determined that Wall was the driver when the crash occurred, Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trafc Homicide Coordinator Sgt. Aaron Stephens said Tuesday. Two additional individuals were also critically injured in the wreckChristopher Nathan Carnley of Perry and Christine Marie Arnold of Clermont. All four (Lawless, Wall, Because We Are AmericansPlease see page 6 (Top, left) Addressing the crowd, (Ret.) Col. Gene Carter said, Today we remember the names on these walls, those who gave their lives to protect our way of life, and we are forever indebted to their families that we might be free. (Top, right) Cadet Captain Trevor Smith. (Bottom, left) Catharin Norman, left, and Laurie Woods were there to honor fallen family members and friends, including Snakebite victim on the mend, back home The Taylor County Elementary School student bitten by a pygmy rattlesnake last week is home and on her way to making a full recovery. Madison Sadlers aunt Amanda Hart said Tuesday our prayers have been answered. She is home and it looks like everything is healing. The doctors were concerned about possible tissue damage, but it looks like she is going to be just ne. Sadler was released from Shands Hospital in Gainesville last Tuesday night and traveled to Thomasville, Ga., for a consultation with doctor who invented the antivenom used in her treatment. He was just wonderful. He said everything looked good and that they did everything right when they treated her. The swelling and discoloration should be gone in a few weeks. Madison is up walking around and is enjoying all the attention, Hart said. Sadler stepped on the snake while she and her family were on a shing trip Sunday, May 19. She was wearing ip ops and the snake bit her left heel. She was airlifted to Shands and spent a few days in the pediatric intensive care unit. We would like to extend a big thank you from the whole family, Hart said. By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI Staff writer Retired Naval Capt. Morris Steen read the names of Taylor Countys war dead with a voice and bearing that gave testament to every year of his command and military service. With the last name still ringing in the air, he turned to face the black granite monument where the names are carved in stone and executed a salute. This is your day, he said. It was. Clear blue skies overhead welcomed visitors who gathered at Veterans Memorial Park Monday morning to honor the memory of Perrys soldiers who were killed in action and to give to thanks to the men and women who have fought in freedoms name. Korean War veteran and former POW Ed Shefeld presided over the ceremony, which featured guest speaker (Ret.) Col. Gene Carter. Carter received his commission in 1987 as a graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at Valdosta State College. He is a command pilot with more than 3,550 ying hours as a ight examiner and instructor in both the C-130E and Initial Cadre C-17A. He served as commander of the 58th Airlift Squadron at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma. He also performed duties as C-17 Mobility Forces Programmer, Rapid Global Mobility Division, Directorate of Programs, Please see page 3 Rockys to be new Shady Grove P.O. Although Tuesday was the last day of operation for the Shady Grove Post Ofce, local post ofce box patrons will soon have a new location for picking up their mail: Rockys. According to Sam Bolen with the U.S. Post Ofce, the convenience store will become a village post ofce, housing post ofce boxes and offering basic services like stamps and at-rate shipping. The post ofce boxes will be located inside the store around mid-June, but patrons will need to utilize the Greenville Post Ofce until then, Bolen said. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have in the meantime, he added. Rockys owner Joe Mattingly conrmed Thursday that his store would be the new home of the post ofce boxes. There are approximately 80 post ofce box patrons who utilize the Shady Grove Post Ofce. Bolen said the Postal Service was unable to renegotiate the lease for the previous building. Shady Grove resident Auley Rowell, who rented the former post ofce building to the Postal Service, said Thursday that he was notied by a Postal Service ofcial that morning that they would not be renewing their lease, which expires Friday, May 31, and would be vacating the building Tuesday, May 28. The Postal Service held a public meeting Feb. 11 to discuss the future of the Shady Grove Post Ofce. After that meeting, ofcials announced that the post ofce would remain open, but only for two hours per day, from 9-11 a.m. Farmers Market opens Saturday, June 8 The Perry Downtown Farmers Market presented by Main Street Perry will ofcially open for business on Saturday, June 8, at 8 a.m. in the new Grand Pavilion at Rosehead Park. The City of Perry completed construction on the multi-use pavilion earlier this year and the farmers market will be managed by Main Street Perry. We are thrilled to have worked with the City of Perry to make this happen, said David S. Sullivan, president of the Main Street Perry Board of Directors. Were going to be able to make use of this space in so many ways, said Main Street Market Manager Tracey Smith. With a diverse line up of products and a facility that can hold close to 40 vendors, our local market is going to be able to provide the area with a great selection of locally grown food and handcrafted products. The Farmers Market will be free and open to the public on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Main Street Perry will accept farmers market applications for vendors selling grown or homemade products. Smith said they are seeking items to further enhance the market which include local produce and products such as organically and naturally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables. Additional items will be herbs and spices, plants, fresh owers, candles, soaps, vegan and gluten free items, dairy products, grains, tea, coffee, condiments, cereals and granola, cider, juices and more. Market rules and vendor applications are available online at the Main Street Perry website: www. MainStreetPerry.webs.com. For more information, contact Smith at (850) 8431279.
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Deputy Chief of Staff Plans and Programs at Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Physical Asset Protection Branch Chief, Force Structure, Resources and Assessments Directorate Joint Staff, Pentagon, Shefeld said. Carter is married to the former Cathy Sauls and they have two children, John and Katie. Taking the podium, Carter said, Each Memorial Day we gather to remember those who gave their lives to protect our way of life, and we are forever grateful to their families that we might be free. Throughout the history of the United States brave men and women have fought and paid the price to maintain our God given rights of liberty and freedom. They paid this price in full with their own blood. Not only have they fought for our nation, but they have fought to help free people and ensure liberty and freedom around the world. Today we must also remember those who are still missing. We honor them, and our nation is determined to account for all of them. The other day my wife Cathy and I spent some time here at this Veterans Memorial Park. I commend those who had the vision to put a veterans park here in Perry. It is a place of valor, and its absolutely beautiful. The reason this park means so much to so many of us is because it is a symbol of a strong and proud community, and it is our way of acknowledging our responsibility as Americans to preserve the memory of our fallen. As so many Americans have done in the past, the names on these walls answered a call, a call to serve and a call to sacrice. The names on these walls are a testimony to the courage of many generations of men and women of Taylor County. During World War II the names on these walls fought across two oceans at the same time. I remember reading that the Japanese said the island of Iwo Jima will never be taken, but after U.S. Navy bombardments the Marines landed and raised a ag in three days. In Germany they said our bombers would never get through the anti-aircraft re, but we did and destroyed the German infrastructure bringing the Third Reich to their knees. They were victorious because we are Americans. During the Korean and Vietnam wars the names on these walls fought against the spread of communism, ghting for human dignity, and ensuring freedom and liberty for the people of South Korea and South Vietnam. They were victorious because we are Americans. During the Gulf War the names on these walls fought with superior airpower and repower, the likes of which have never been seen before, and they came home victorious because we are Americans. Today we continue to ght a global war on terror. But, for the rst time in 10 years, Americans are not ghting and dying in Iraq. We are working to end the war in Afghanistan, and our troops are coming home. Like those before them, they are coming home victorious because we are Americans. Yes, the names on these walls bravely faced an enemy, and went to meet them head on. We have freedom and liberty because of their courage and sacrice. We are forever grateful. In closing, there is little I can say to add to the silent testimony of this place of valor, yet we must do our best to honor them. Not just for them, but for ourselves and our future generations. Why? Because the United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must face any enemy, and stand as one nation under god forever. The only way to do this is to never forget the sacrices of the names on these walls. This is a place of valor. It stands as a reminder to us and future generations. During my last assignment one of my Army colleagues who was a battalion commander in Iraq kept a letter in his desk. It was a letter from a soldier in his unit. I learned that this soldier was killed by a roadside bomb. One day my colleague shared the letter with me. I will never forget the last sentence. It read, This is a war we must win. Our deaths will mean nothing if we stop now. I will glady sacrice my life for liberty and freedom. Today our nation is free because of brave Americans like this, and we must continue defeating our enemies one by one for the cause of liberty and freedom, and by laying the foundation of peace for future generations. Today we remember the names on these walls, those who gave their lives to protect our way of life, and we are forever indebted to their families that we might be free, Carter concluded. The program also included the presentation of colors by the Taylor County High School JROTC, a ag-changing ceremony and a performance of Taps by (Ret.) Major James Taylor. The ag lowered honored the late MSGT Charles Sessions; the ag raised honors the late SSGT Charles Gandy Sr. A-3 Taco Times May 29, 2013 AMERICANS Continued from page 1 Carter: Veterans Park a place of valor
A-4 Taco Times May 29, 2013 Living Bareld, Clifford to marry in Las VegasRobert and Volare Bareld of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Perry, announce the engagement of their daughter, Adrian Vanessa, to Andrew Edward Clifford, the son of Edward and Nancy Clifford of Everett, Mass. Miss Bareld is the granddaughter of Barbara and Vernon Blanton, the late Ronnie Jones and the late Bazlyn Arrowood, all of Perry. She is a 1998 graduate of Green Valley High School and 2003 graduate of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas where she received her Bachelors degree in business administration and marketing. She is employed by the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel as a marketing manager. The prospective groom is the grandson of Ruth Steele, the late Andrew Steele, Pauline Clifford and the late Henry Clifford, all of Everett, Mass. He is a 1994 graduate of Everett High School and 1998 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University where he received a Bachelors degree in hospitality management. He is employed by Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas as a hotel manager at Encore. A November wedding is planned at TPC Summerlin Country Club in Las Vegas. 15 years with Johnson & Johnson Looking for summer fun for your little camper? North Florida Community Colleges Kids in College program offers children in rst through sixth grades everything from cooking camps to art adventures. Camp programs start June 10 and run through July 25. The camps offer a creative and educational outlet for children throughout the summer, running Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with several day camping options as well. Choose between half days from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-5 p.m. Campers can also choose to go all day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be no camp programs scheduled during the week of July 4 Camp costs vary and are based on half or full day camp options. A discount will be applied for each second and third child in a family. To enroll or register, contact Denise Bell at (850) 973-9481 or email@example.com. NFCC slates summer camps:even kids can go to college...Canning sessions plannedThree more canning workshops are planned by the Taylor County Extension Service. Agent Lori Wiggins encourages you to pick your favorite and pre-register by calling 838-3508 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Each workshop is limited to 10 persons and the cost is $10. If you wish to learn about jams and preserves, please register for this workshop being offered Tuesday, June 11, and Thursday, June 13, from 12 noon until 5:30 p.m. If you want to learn the art of pickling, request a slot for the Tuesday, June 18, workshop which begins at 12 noon. For those who want to enjoy tomatoes year-round, a workshop on canning tomatoes is planned for Thursday, June 20, at 12 noon. If the cost keeps you from participating, please contact the Extension ofce. No one will be turned away, Wiggins said.
Twenty-ve members of the Taylor Gymnastics girls team traveled to Tampa April 27-28 to compete in the 2013 AAU State Championships. More than 1,600 competitors from across the state converged to compete for the championship titles. A combined 40 gold, silver and bronze medals were brought home by the team, said Coach Lisa Arrowood. It is very rewarding to see their hard work pay off on the podium. We are very pleased with our athletes performances during this state meet and we are looking forward to the 2013 national competition in Orlando at the end of June, she added. Level 2 Coach Mikki Whiddon said, I am delighted with all my girlsthey did a wonderful job and every one of them performed well. Emma Grace Ducksworth took top honors on the balance beam for her age group with a 9.20. Anna Ellison took the silver medal on vault, beam and the all-around. Bronze medalists include Emily Vann on vault and beam as well as Felicity Emory on oor and Reagan Jones on uneven bars. Second year gymnast Alana Demps competed in the Elite A division which was comprised of the highest scoring Level 2 gymnasts from across the state. She scored a whopping 37.175 in the all-around and nished fth. We were extremely proud of her. Other Level 2 team members include Colbi Bodiford and Kylee Padgett who both scored over a 35.00 in the all-around and received their Elite pins. Of our eight team members, only two competed last year so you can imagine our joy when the team took 5th place out of 11 teams, Whiddon said. Level 3 athlete Elisabeth Cook took home top honors by capturing the gold medal in the all-around, uneven bars and balance beam for her age group. Cook also received her Elite pin for her AA score of 36.325. Faith Shiver took the silver medal on the uneven bars with a score of 9.55 while Emily Johnson took bronze on the same event with a 9.275. Johnson had the highest all-around score of our team members with an astonishing 36.90 and received her Elite pin. Other team members include Savannah Parker, Emma Gray and Emma Shiver. The Shiver twins both competed in the Elite A group for Level 3 and received their Elite pins. The Level 3 team nished sixth amid a eld of erce competitors. We have a talented group of Level 3 gymnasts. These girls are a pleasure to coach. They are all dedicated, hard working and have such positive attitudes, Coach Brooke Rose said. Level 4 team members Katy Mathis, Paityn Wilson and Riley Mathis also had a great meet. Katy took the bronze medal on balance beam; Paityn bronze on the uneven bars and Riley silver on balance beam and bronze on the uneven bars. Wilson earned her Elite pin with a 35.075 all-around score. They are progressing at a steadfast pace and we look forward to great things from them, Coach Mike Romano said. First year competitor and Taylor Gymnastics only Level 5 athlete, Kiki Schubert, nished third in the all-around, second on the uneven bars and earned her Elite pin. Our modied optional gymnast Brielle Lynch took the gold medal and state title on the uneven bars. These girls are very talented and will be phenomenal upper level athletes in the near future, said Romano. Level 7 team member Ayonna Carter captured the state title on uneven bars, bronze medals on vault and beam, and the silver medal in the all-around with a score of 36.475. Ceven Kidd took silver medals on vault and bars, and the bronze medal in the all-around while Kinzi Mattingly took the silver medal on vault and bronze on oor. Team member Mickaela Whiddon was unable to compete due to an injury. The Level 7 team took second place. With every score counting, it is a testament to just how talented these girls are. All girls earned their Elite pins, Arrowood said. Level 8 gymnast Malayshia White was the all-around champion for the Elite A division which earned her an individual trophy. White also took second on uneven bars and third on oor. Jenny Jackson took the state title and gold medal on vault, bronze on bars and in the all-around. Both girls earned their Elite pins. Level 9 gymnast Alexis Burkett took the silver on all events as well as the allaround. Following the competition, Burkett was recognized with four other high school seniors in a ceremony to celebrate this special milestone in their lives. She received a $1,000 Eddie Wortman scholarship to help with college expenses. Eddie Wortman was a leader in the gymnastics community and lost his battle with cancer back in 2009. His family and friends keep his love of the sport alive through this annual scholarship to recognize the tremendous commitment these athletes possess. In the sport of gymnastics, only the most talented, dedicated and determined athletes remain through their senior year. We are so very proud and excited to have our very rst graduating competitive gymnast, said Arrowood. Alexis started gymnastics as an energetic four-year-old in our gym. It was obvious even at that age that she had a natural Godgiven talent for gymnastics. Ill never forget her rst year competing as a Level 2 when right in the middle of her beam routine she stopped, scanned the crowd to nd her parents and grandparents and gave them a big smile and wave. We have spent many years working to focus her talent and energy! She has been diligent and worked very hard to become a Level 9 gymnast. Alexis has coached younger students in our gym over the years and also volunteered as a gymnastics coach for Special Olympics. She is an inspiration to many young people and I am so excited for her to begin this new chapter in her life. I look forward to watching her mature and nd her way in life. I know that God gave her an abundance of energy and talent to accomplish anything she sets her mind to, Arrowood added. Never in my coaching life have I seen a kid learn so much in such a short period of time. Moving through Level 7, 8 to 9 in mere months speaks for itself. She has been an absolute pleasure to coach. Her desire to excel has been second to none. Hopefully she will spend another year at Taylor Gymnastics while she attends North Florida Community College. If she continues progressing as quickly as she has over this past season, college gymnastics could be in her future. Alexis is a very talented athlete and I would love to see her receive a scholarship to help her with her college education, said Romano. Taylor Gymnastics is now preparing for its end-of-the-year exhibitions. We invite the public to see for themselves the amazing talent these kids have! Team gymnasts work out Monday through Friday, 3-7 p.m. We will have a variety of performances the rst week in June, but our optional gymnasts will perform June 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to come and admission is free. A-5 Taco Times May 29, 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 (Steinhatchee): second Thursday, 7 p.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 CalendarPlease call 584-5513 to update your current calendar listing. Gymnasts bring home the goldWinners from the AAU State Championships included: (front row, l to r) Elisabeth Cook, Brielle Lynch, Ayonna Carter and Emma Grace Ducksworth; (back row, l to r) Malayshia White and Jenny Jackson. Senior center donationBuckeye recently presented Taylor Senior Citizens Center (TSCC) with a $1,000 donation a week to senior clients meeting at the Ash opportunities for older adults, including the annual senior prom and Christmas party. The center is currently raising funds to replace the OAA Director for Taylor Senior Citizens Center Beth Flowers accepted the donation from
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A-7 Taco Times May 29, 2013 Religion Obituaries Parker brings message for Boyds Homecoming Sunday Parker speaks for Homecoming Chip Parker, a graduate of Taylor County High School who currently serves as pastor of Airline Baptist Church in Lafayette County, will present the morning message for Homecoming at Boyd New Life United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 2, at 11 a.m. The Cavaliers of Perry will present the special music. Pastor Wallace Holmes cordially invites the community to attend this special service. Bring a friend for good music, good fellowship and great preaching, said Holmes. Colossal Coaster World comes to LakesideLakeside Baptist Church is planning for fun during this years Vacation Bible School which is slated for June 9-13. The theme is Colossal Coaster World with classes available for four-year-olds up to sixth graders. The church invites all from 5:30 until 8:20 p.m., reminding participants that Family Night is June 14 at 6:30 p.m. End the month of May with a puppet show...Lakeside Baptist Church urges you to mark your calendar so you wont miss the May 31 performance by the youth puppet ministry, The Popcorn Gang. The group performs a variety of upbeat songs of praise and worship in a colorful blacklight setting. It would be a great way to get the weekend started! Springhill needs clean-up Kevin Britt reminds friends and loved ones that Springhill Cemetery needs maintenance. The grave sites are overgrown and hidden with weeds and litter which has accumulated in mass amounts. If you would like to come out and help in maintenance twice a month for your loved ones, please contact me at 850-408-8130.Summer programs begin June 3The Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers summer school is scheduled to begin June 3 and continue through July 31. Sessions will be held daily from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Parents should pick up applications now; contact Sarah Jones or the Rev. D.L. McBride. The sessions are provided free of charge.Summer meals served at StewartStewart Memorial Church will participate in the USDAs Summer Food Program June 10-Aug. 9 with nutritionallybalanced meals provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin. In accordance with federal law, all children 18 years old and younger are eligible for the meals at no charge. The service is provided in geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced meals during the school year. At Stewart Memorial, meals will be served from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for Thursday, July 4. Those who need transportation may call the church at 584-7194. Jim M. Lee Jim M. Lee, 82, of Perry, died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at his home following an extended illness. He was born May 23, 1931 in Madison to Berry R. Lee and Hoyt L. Tuten Lee. Mr. Lee attended Taylor County High School where he played football and baseball on the traveling team, breaking an existing pitching record. He also received a teaching degree in construction education. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in various positions in the church. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Korean War where he was wounded at Old Baldy and Pork Chop Hill. He received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his service. Mr. Lee worked at Buckeye Cellulose for 22 years before becoming a carpentry instructor at Taylor Technical Institute. He coached football and track for Taylor County High School and also little league football. He also worked with the Boy Scouts. Survivors include: his wife of 59 years, Nell Page Lee of Perry; two sons, Bradley B. Lee and his wife Cheryl, and Gareth Page Lee and his wife Erica, all of Perry; three daughters, Darnell McLeod and husband, Andy, of Perry, Tami Lanigan and Jimmine Cooper and husband Richard all of Tallahassee; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; as well as numerous other relatives and friends Funeral services will be held today, May 29, at 11 a.m. in the Joe P. Burns Memorial Chapel with Elder Curtis Austin ofciating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Perry. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at Joe P. Burns Funeral which is in charge of all arrangements.Shirlon Smith Lynn Shirlon Smith Lynn, 66, of Cleveland, N.C., died May 23, 2013, in Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston Salem, N.C. She was born May 3, 1947, in Stanly County, N.C., to Fred and Mildred Chandler Smith, and her biological mother, Helen Bolmon. A graduate of North Stanly High School and Tri-County Technical College in Pickens, S.C., she was a textile employee and a member of The Rock Worship Center in Monroe, N.C. Survivors include: her son Marshall (Bo) Lynn of Perry; three daughters, Eyvette F. Isaac of Cleveland, N.C., Chrystal Furr of Indian Land, S.C. and Tara Lynn-Nelson of Perry; a chosen daughter, Marsha Watson-Moore of Lincolnton, N.C.; one brother, Jimmy Austin of Sanford, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jessica Eyvette Stancil. Her funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jerry Clonninger ofciating. Interment followed in Fairview Memorial Park. The family received friends on Saturday evening at Stanly Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to: Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, 720 Grove Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 or to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 27985, Raleigh, NC 27611, or to the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210.
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A-12 Taco Times May 29, 2013 Because We Are Americans Red, white and blue were the colors of the day for those gathered at Veterans Memorial Park Monday morning. In addition to honoring Taylor organizations.