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Habitat hosts meeting ThursdayTaylor County Habitat for Humanity invites all local ministers and others interested in being involved in building homes for families living in substandard housing to a meeting Thursday, Aug. 8, at 5:30 p.m. in Katies Courtyard banquet/conference room. The local Habitat afliate has re-organized and volunteers said they are ready to move forward toward helping families in need of decent and affordable housing.Help available through Alzheimer programThe Taylor County Senior Center has announced the availability of funds through the Alzheimers Disease Initiative Program. The program can serve clients ages 18 and older who suffer from a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of dementia, Alzheimers or other type of memory loss. The individual must have someone who lives with them and helps care for them on a regular basis. Respite care is available to caregivers who qualify. For more information, or to access the services provided under the program, please contact the Elder Helpline at (800) 963-5337.RESTORE Act Committee to meet ThursdayThe Taylor County RESTORE Act Committee will hold a third meeting Thursday, Aug. 8, to meet with people about potential projects should the county receive money from Clean Water Act penalties levied against British Petroleum (BP) for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Pre-project proposals are due by Aug. 30. The meeting will be held at the Econna Conference Center at 6 p.m. Pre-proposal forms can be obtained at the County Courthouse Annex on Green Street or online at www. taylorcountygov.com.FFF carnival tickets on sale Aug. 12Florida Forest Festival presale carnival tickets will be offered beginning Monday, Aug. 12, at the festival ofce inside the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section52nd year, No. 32www.perrynewspapers.comWednesdayAugust 7, 2013 Index Editorial . .................. A-2 Living . ...................... A-4 Religion . ................... A-6 Sports . ..................... A-7 Community . ............. A-8 Classieds . ............ A-10Weather Wednesday 96 7440% Thursday94 7440% News Forum The Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce will host its 20th annual Golf Scramble Friday, Aug. 9, at the Perry Golf & Country Club and there are still several slots open for businesses or individuals who would like to enter a four-person team. The entry fee is $400. Network with your friends and business associates, Chamber Director Dawn Taylor said. Call (850) 584-5366 for more information or to reserve your team. Shown above, local attorney Cline Moore watches his putt at last years event.Golf Scramble Friday Steinhatchee man faces attempted murder chargesA Steinhatchee man was ordered held on a $300,000 bond Tuesday morning, charged with one count of attempted murder following a shooting incident that happened late Sunday night, Aug. 4. John L. Carroll, 34, was still on scene when law enforcement ofcers arrived at his residence off Vaughn Lane in Steinhatchee around 11:20 p.m. Sunday and was taken into custody without incident, Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce (TCSO) Capt. Ron Rice said. The shooting victim, Caleb Wells, 20, remains in stable condition at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. While the investigation remains on-going, Rice said alcohol was a factor in the shooting. Initial interviews show that several individuals, including Wells, were visiting Carroll at his home when a verbal altercation began. It escalated into the subject (Carroll) brandishing a gun and shooting the victim, Rice said. Wells was shot multiple times with a .22 rie and was airlifted to Shands for treatment. The shooter did not own the property, but was living there with a relative, Rice said. Inv. Rusty Davis is the lead investigator. Ofcers responding to the late night scene included Rice, Davis, Sgt. Buddy Lee and Deputy Thomas Gunter. John L. Carroll is being held on a $300,000 bond for a late night shooting in Steinhatchee. The Suwannee River Water Management District on Monday presented the Taylor County Commission with a check for $17,701 as payment in lieu of taxes. The payment in lieu of taxes program was created by the Florida Legislature to help reduce the scal impact to rural counties when the state or district acquires lands. Since land owned by the district is taxexempt, payment in lieu of taxes funds offset the loss of tax revenue when the district purchases property for ood control, water quality, water supply and natural resource protection. The district pays the funds Please see page 12Suwannee River Water Management District Executive Director Ann Shortelle presents the Taylor County Commission with a check for $17,701 as payment in lieu of taxes. Shown above are (from l to r): Commissioner Pat Patterson, District Secretary Member Ray Curtis, Shortelle, Commission Chairperson Pam Feagle and Commissioners Jim Moody, Malcolm Page and Jody DeVane.Commissioners welcome payment in lieu of taxes check from SRWMD But utility fees may go upNo tax increase for city residents The Perry City Council is holding the line on property taxes for city residents, but is eyeing incremental fee increases for some utility services. I remember so well the last time this chamber was packed with people who were upset about utility increases we were going to have to make and everyone asked why not make small adjustments all along instead of one big adjustment at a time. I would much rather raise fees a little at a time as needed rather than one big jump, Council Don Cook said during recent budget discussions. Rising health insurance costs ($100,000), changes to the Florida retirement system ($60,000) and ination ($282,000) had the council facing some $568,000 in additional costs for the coming scal year. Trimming projected expenses as low as they could, City Manager Bob Brown and Financial Director Penny Staffney were able to whittle the budget gap down to some $400,000. So that is the challenge we are facing. There is no more low hanging fruit so to speak. We have to do something different, Brown said. Council members were given a menu of budget options broken into two categories: cost reductions and revenue improvements. By consensus, the council said it would prefer to look at revenue increases (rather than cost reductions) which could include: giving city employees a two percent raise rather Despite funding limitationsCounty forging ahead with Phase III of sports complexThe Taylor County Commission is moving forward with Phase III of the Taylor County Sports Complex, which will include the addition of a softball eld and a baseball eld, even though it does not appear there will be enough funds to complete the project as designed. The commission received two bids for the project in June, both of which were above what we anticipated, County Engineer Kenneth Dudley said at the time. Following the bid committees recommendation, the board awarded the project to the apparent low bidder--ADVON Corp. of Tallahassee--contingent on staff working with the rm to reduce the cost to meet the available funds. The rms bid at the time was for $449,940. Dudley returned to the board during its meeting Monday to discuss the project, stating there were still not enough funds to complete all aspects of the project. ADVON has been working with staff to review the projects scope of work in an attempt to get within reach of the approximately $300,000 Please see page 3 More improvements for Hodges Park? Taylor County commissioners are considering an application to the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) for a grant to fund improvements at Hodges Park in Keaton Beach. The board held the rst of two public hearings Monday evening on the grant program. No one from the public spoke on the issue, but County Grants Coordinator Melody Cox suggested pursuing an application for Hodges Park, saying it was the countys best opportunity to have a competitive proposal based on the grants point system. She also recommended applying for a $50,000 grant, because it would not require a match from the county and the program did not fund any projects last year above that amount. The program allows for applications up to $200,000. Cox said the Hodges Park proposal would include improvements to the parks playground and pier as well as sand, adding that she was Please see page 3 Please see page 12

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A-3 Taco Times August 7, 2013 available funding without compromising the quality of the overall project, Dudley told commissioners in a memorandum. To that extent, staff requested several revised proposals from ADVON that increases reliance on our Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate squad and public works staff to complete the overall project, he continued. Further, some additional site amenities would have to be delayed at the present. ADVONs latest proposal has them grading, sodding and fencing the elds, at a cost of $241,226. This leaves all clay placement, concrete work and building construction for the public works staff and DOC inmate squad to complete. Though this is not the most coordinated method of constructing the elds nor is it the easiest path, funds are not avail able to have ADVON provide a turnkey project at the offered pricing and current budget. Dudley said this would most likely mean certain amenities, including sidewalks, would not be included in the nal product. Last fall, the commission earmarked $600,000 toward the complex expansion in response to requests from softball representatives, who expressed dissatisfaction with the existing local softball facilities. The project under discussion does not include the construction of the concession stand and restrooms, which is already underway utilizing the inmate crew, as well as lighting and irrigation, which will be installed using existing contracts. Dudley presented three options for the board to consider: (1) accept the revised pricing and scope of work including the additional commitment from public works and the DOC inmate squad; (2) provide additional funding to provide a turnkey project from ADVON at their original pricing; and (3) rebid the project. Option 1 will be the cheapest overall but require the greatest effort from staff, public works and the already over committed DOC inmate squad, Dudley said. Option 2 is the simplest but less practicable in light of funding constraints. Finally, Option 3 delays the project further away from the current growing season while waiting for revised bids that may or may not be better. Considering these circumstances and the effort to provide the additional softball/baseball facilities, staff recommends that the board select either Option 1 or 2. The commission held a lengthy discussion on the subject, considering other possible avenues to cut costs. Commissioner Malcolm Page said under the rst option, the commission could return in future budget years to complete the amenities they were unable to complete during the current project. Commission Chairperson Pam Feagle noted the boards nancial constraints, having to overcome a $700,000 operational decit for the upcoming scal year during recent budget discussions. Where do we draw the line? she asked. I dont like any of these options. After further discussion, Page made a motion to move forward with Option 1 and accept the revised prices and scope of work from ADVON. Commissioner Pat Patterson seconded. Feagle questioned whether this would keep the project to the current $300,000 budgeted. Dudley said it would. The measure then went to a vote and it passed unanimously. SPORTS COMPLEX Continued from page 1 working with the county engineering department to develop a plan to maximize the points for the project and would present it at the second public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 20. The board will vote at that meeting whether or not to pursue the grant and for which project. The county has received a number of FRDAP grants in the past, including one for Hodges Park. The other grants helped fund improvements twice at the Taylor County Sports Complex and once at Steinhatchee Park. According to Cox, the county hasnt applied for a FRDAP grant in four years because the state legislature either did not fund the program at all or funded it a reduced rate. During the last cycle, 93 applications were received by Florida Department of Environment Protection, which oversees the program, and only 13 projects were funded. FRDAP provides grants for the acquisition or development of land for public outdoor recreation use or to construct or renovate recreational trails. HODGES PARK Continued from page 1 $300,000 budget remains to nish latest additions to Taylor Co. Sports Complex County will vote on grant application Thurs., Aug. 20 Taylor Countys own Adam Brock was one of the two top winners chosen Aug. 2 during the WQHL The Big 98 North Florida Texaco Country Showdown Final at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak. Brock and Nalani Quintello of Orange Park were the top winners over nine other contestants, all whom had won previous competitions to move to the nal. Quintello and Brock move to the state nals slated Sept. 14 at the SOSMP where three bands and one individual with compete with these two for the state win and $1,000 in cash. The state winner will be just two steps away from performing on the Grand Ole Opry Stage in Nashville Jan. 31, 2014, for the opportunity to win $100,000 and be named the best new act in country music. Please see page 12Brock wins big at Texaco Showdown nal, advances to next level of competition

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A-4 Taco Times August 7, 2013 Living 3-year-old faces open heart surgeryWith strong ties to this community, the family of threeyear-old Timothy Tedder asks for your prayers as he awaits open heart surgery scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13. Timothy is the son of T. Byron Tedder and Michelle Tedder, now of Jacksonville. His grandparents are Emma Tedder-Young and Kenneth Young of Perry. His great grandparents are the late Byron Tedder and Jean Tedder. Will you marry me? Teresa Jones and Richard Olsen will be married Saturday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Perry (if Teresa gets the grass cut). Children of the couple cordially invite friends and relatives to attend; they request no gifts, please. Timothy Tedder This year Taylor County High School raised $641.10 for Relay for Life with help from students, staff and artwork created by the art department called Miss Purple Purple. The art work was donated for the May 17 Relay for Life auction and won the high bid of $350. Winning this bid allowed the high school to give Miss Purple Purple to a very special high school staff member, said Jeff Byers. The remaining balance of $291.10, he added, was also donated to Relay for a total of $641.10. Money was raised by collecting dollar donations during rst and second lunches with help from Art Club, ROTC, Little Women, Varsity Cheerleaders, National Honor Society and Key Club. Monies were also raised at the conclusion of the school from students making donations of a dollar for the privilege of being out of the districts dress code (but in good taste) for the day. At Relay, additional money was raised by a catch-and-release shing activity, a picture with this years artwork and a mini art show. TCHS Principal Audie Ash, right, and Assistant Principal Alicia Beshears, present a check for $641.10 check to Taylor County Relay for Lifes representative Jessica Turnmire. Relay For Life donationBefore new year begins, TCHS wraps up 2012-13 You reached out to us when we were in need, you stood beside us, and in our time of grief you gave us new hope when we felt we couldnt cope. You showed us love when life really got tough. Thank you for sharing your memories, support and love. Your kindness is deeply appreciated. The family of the late Sister Mildred Alexander Cards of Thanks Alexander Family expresses appreciation

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Come to Summer Book Club!Potters House Ministries will close out its Summer Book Club meetings by reading and discussing Kingdom Man and Kingdom Woman. If youre interested in participating, please contact Minister Linda Davis at (850)-251-6427. 116th Homecoming in AthenaAthena Baptist Church will celebrate its 116th Homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 11, with services beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Cavaliers will present the special music, followed by a message from the Rev. David Solomon, the director of missions for Taylor County. A fellowship meal will follow the service; the community is cordially invited. BBQ dinners in SteinhatcheeFriendship Chapel of Steinhatchee will hold a barbecue dinner (cook-out) Friday, Aug. 9. The cost is $8 a plate and delivery is available. Dinners will include chicken and ribs, baked beans, cole slaw, bread and drink To order please call Davey Cannon at: (386) 965-8461. Anniversary, pastor appreciationLittle Bethel A.M.E. Church will celebrate its anniversary as well as show appreciation for Pastor Rose Campbell during services Sunday at 4 p.m. The speaker for the occasion will be Minister Reamon Soto, son-in-law of Pastor Campbell. Dr. Courtney Woodfaulk and the Sons of Allen will be the guest choir. A community-wide invitation is extended.Church celebrates pastors birthdayPastor Carrie Chisholms 67th birthday will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 10, at New Beginning Church of God at 6 p.m. A Night of Laughter is planned with gospel comic, praise and worship featuring Deaconess Alfreada L. Chisholm of Restoration Ministries in Ocala. Friends from the community are encourged to gather for this occasion.A-6 Taco Times August 7, 2013 Religion Church Happenings Margret Marie Doss CooperMargaret Marie Doss Cooper was born in Lawrence County, Tenn.,on Sept. 13, 1931, and died on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Cecil C Cooper, and her parents, Richard and Lassie Doss of Ocoee. During her ministry with her husband, she was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Ocoee, Stark Lake Baptist Church of Ocoee, Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church of Orlando, Faith Free Will Baptist Church of East Orlando and Temple Free Will Baptist Church in Winter Garden. Mrs. Cooper moved to Perry from Tallahassee in 1977. She worked in child development for many years and was of a member of Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include: son Dennis (Audrey) Cooper of Crestview; two daughters, Darlene (Wayne) Lago of Perry and Debra (Leo) Pilgrim of Crawfordville; 10 grandchildren; 29 greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; ve sisters, Marcia Doss Hardy, Martha Doss Hopkins, Marjorie Doss Borden, Mary Sue Doss Darley and Marion Faye Doss Akers; ve brothers, Richard A. Doss Jr., William Almer Doss, Johnny D. Doss, Joel Millard Doss and Ray Allen Doss, along with a host of nieces and nephews. The family received friends Monday, Aug. 5, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 6, at Beggs Funeral Home Perry Chapel with interment at Pisgah Cemetery.Bonnie Jo WellsBonnie Jo Wells, 65, of Perry, was born in Plainview, Texas, on Jan. 13, 1948, and died on Aug. 3, 2013. Mrs. Wells was a member of Blue Creek Baptist Church where she was very involved in church activities and the choir. She worked as a teacher and guidance counselor in the Taylor County School system for more than 20 years. She was also a member of the Red Hats. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Edward Wells and Bonnie Martin Wells; a son, Jon Blume; a brother, Ernie Wells; and a sister, Susan Wood. Survivors include: her son, Jim Blume and wife Mandy of Orlando; one daughter, Jill Blume of Perry; one brother, Eddie Wells of Orlando; one sister, Liz Wells of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren, Jayce, Luke, Ian and Jamie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, in the First Baptist Church with Rick Patrick and Pastor Harold Reams ofciating. A private family interment followed in the Friendship/Bailey Cemetery near Shady Grove. All arrangements were under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home. In lieu of owers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made toward a stained glass window in her memory. Please make donations to Blue Creek Baptist Church with Bonnie noted in the memo. Ronald Francis Dalton Memorial services for Ronald Francis Dalton will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at: www. joeburnsfuneralhomes.com. ObituariesBonnie JoBy SUSAN H. LINCOLN Managing Editor When friends and colleagues gathered Sunday to honor the life of Bonnie Jo Wells, her family was insistent: This is a celebration. Few people would emphasize the fun in a fun-eral, but no one disagreed that Bonnie would make that distinction. Thus, instead of owers, two towering clusters of multicolored balloons anked the pulpit of First Baptist Church. Bonnie loved her Lord. Bonnie loved her family. Bonnie loved her friends. Bonnie loved Blue Creek Baptist Church. She loved Beta Sigma Phi. She loved the Red Hats. She loved the TEA Party. She loved to play bridge. She loved her fellow teachers and the students she worked with. Bonnie just loved people. Many of those she loved were in attendance; a few spoke of good memories. Bonnie Jo and I visited every antique store in Florida and Georgia, said Suzanne Bassett, both a colleague from Taylor County Middle School and a friend. On one of our trips, she put her suitcase in the car and then she had this tremendous backpack that she threw in too. We werent going to be gone that long, so I asked her what was in the backpack. Bonnie, it seems, was matter-of-fact, with her answer. Its our survival kit. When queried further about its contents, she gave the list: A tent, water, food, an axe and extra clothesjust in case we need it. On the front row of First Baptist Church, her son Jim just shook his head, because he was familiar with Bonnies conspiracy theories and her cries for everybody to be prepared in case of a terrorist attack, government overthrow or chemical poisoning. She bought some chickens, Bassett continued, and I reminded her that unless they were penned up safely, dogs would certainly kill them. So a good friend came to her aid and took her chickens; he just passed along all the eggs to her, and she felt good about that. If our food supply is tainted or destroyed, Ill have my chickens and a good, above-ground garden, she said. She fashioned that garden Longtime educator remembered for taking people and items, and making them new again... Please see page 9 Bonnie Jo Wells

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A-8 Taco Times August 7, 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 2232648. 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 fourth Thursday, 10:30 a.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, 10 a.m., at 107 East Green Street. 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 newsdesk@perrynewspapers.comCommunity CalendarPlease call 584-5513 to update your current calendar listing. Expanded Calendar of Events available at: www.perrynewspapers.com Addison English, left, and Maegan Gregory party cowgirl style at the pageant pre-party. Riley Sadler ready to take the stage for with her new friend Katie Johnson, left, and Caroline Schwab beginb and Riley Sadler. with her new friends Forestry queens representing Taylor and Jefferson counties recently participated in the Florida Forestry Scholarship Pageant held recently in Macclenny. Maggie Walker, the daughter of Thomas and Christell Walker, represented Jefferson County Forestry in the Teeny Miss Division. Riley Sadler, the daughter of Brittany Sadler; Miss Maegan Gregory, the daughter of Todd and Amanda Gregory; and Miss Addison English, the daughter of Jamie and Gena English, represented Taylor County in the Tiny Miss division. English received the title of Miss Florida Forestry Hospitality Queen and will advance to the U.S. National Forestry Pageant planned Aug. 31 in Tifton, Ga. Mallory Paul, the daughter of Marcus and Christina Paul, represented Taylor County in the Little Miss division. Ginger Whiddon, the daughter of Stan and Shona Whiddon, represented Jefferson County and Miss Mackenzie Nowlin, the daughter of Marty and Cynthia Nowlin, represented Taylor County in the Junior Miss division, with Nowlin receiving rst runner-up. In the Teen Miss division, Haley Jones, the daughter of Chad and Coleen Agner, represented Taylor County and Kate Whiddon, the daughter of Stan and Shona Whiddon, represented Jefferson County. Whiddon also received rst runner-up in the Teen Miss division. Taking part in the Miss division were Miss Taylor County Forestry Queen Katie Johnson, the daughter of Bert and Susan Johnson, and Miss Jefferson County Forestry Queen Caroline Please see page 9 Miss Florida Forestry Scholarship Pageant Taylors forestry queens shine at state pageant

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A-12 Taco Times August 7, 2013 than a three percent raise ($41,600); eliminating uoride in water ($40,000); utilizing 40 percent less streetlights ($25,000); delay one half of the three percent raise for six months ($31,350); eliminating sponsorship of chamber music festivals ($5,000); or paying half of employee raises as a one-time bonus ($3,823). In the revenue improvement category, the options included: end temporary gas rate discount/10 increase ($132,156); change water rate ($115,495); change sewer rates ($86,547); increase utility xed rate by $1/month ($88,392); have county pay for use of waste burn site ($50,000); add one percent to utility tax purchases over $100 ($55,587); eliminate max residential sewer rate ($32,144); county pay monthly rate for re hydrants on city lines in county ($15,000); 2 increase in septage disposal fee ($9,200) or $5 service call increase (revenues to be determined). Mayor Daryll Gunter said he would like to stay away from raising gas rates, noting the negative impact it would have on elderly and low income residents. I would hate for our older citizens to have to go without heat in the winter just to try and same money, he said. Brown noted that water rates have not increased since 1999 and the utility tax has not been addressed since the 1980s. As for the citys property tax rate, it remains one of the lowest in the state, Brown noted. The rate has remained steady since 2009 despite bringing in less money each year due to a continued drop in property values, he said. CITY RESIDENTS Continued from page 1 How cute can two puppies be? As cute as these two male Catahoula mix puppies (two months old), who are available for adoption at the Taylor County Animal Shelter. Please call 848-3525 today. Water, utility rates may see increase funds to counties until their populations reach 150,000 and Taylor is one of 11 counties which will receive money this year. District Executive Director Ann Shortelle along with local attorney, Ray Curtis, who sits on the districts board of directors and serves as its secretary, were present Monday to present the check to the commission. Shortelle also updated the board on the districts efforts to establish minimum ows and levels for rivers within its border. The process is currently underway for the lower Santa Fe River and the Ichetucknee River. According to Shortelle, the minimum ow for a given watercourse is the limit at which further withdrawals would be signicantly harmful to the water resources or ecology of the area. The districts schedule has local rivers in Taylor County undergoing the analysis in 2015 and 2016. She also noted that the districts Regional Initiative Valuing Environmental Resources (RIVER) program, which allows local governments to apply for funding consideration, awarded its largest project to the City of Perry for the Spring Creek restoration, which is part of the citys Rosehead Park downtown revitalization efforts. SRWMD Continued from page 1Both Quintello and Brock say their goal is to win state, regionals and the national contest. Admission is free for the Sept. 14 event. Brock, 25, was born and raised in Perry where he said he grew up enjoying all the things country boys love, hunting, shing, going to church, hanging with his friends, falling in love with his wife and raising his two children. However, he said singing has always been a denite part of his life, since age seven when he rst sang at his church. Today he is a heavy equipment operator at Buckeye Technologies Inc. in Perry during the day, but spends his evenings and weekends looking for somewhere to perform. He recently formed what he said is a terric band, and remains busy writing and recording music you may nd on his Facebook page under Adam Brock, Perry, Fla. I prefer the older songs like Johnny Cash songs, Adam said, his deep voice speaking volumes about the growl he loves to bring into his music that makes the ladies go wild in the audience. Im laid back, its hard to make me mad, Im just a laid-back country boy from Perry who wants to be someone who leads and inspires others. Im going to state to win. This is the rst time Brock has entered the Texaco Country Showdown. He immediately rose to the top, winning the North Florida WQHL The Big 98 Texaco Country Showdown. Doors to the Music Hall at the music park open at 5 p.m. for dinner, music begins at 7 p.m. for the Saturday, Sept. 14, free event. SRWMD awarded major grant for Perrys Rosehead Park lake project BROCK Continued from page 3 Next round of competition slated Sept. 14