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By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI Staff writer Tensions are likely to be running high on both sides of the podium Thursday night when the Perry City Council meets to consider a number of issues that have garnered broad public debate in the past weeks. In addition to public hearings on the citys proposed 2013-14 budget, the agenda also includes a proposal to close a portion of Washington Street as well as an ordinance granting the council the ability to utilize a special magistrate to hear code enforcement infractions. This ordinance does not impact the current sevenmember Code Enforcement Board. It doesnt dissolve the board. Rather, it gives the council the opportunity to go to a special magistrate (system). If the ordinance passes and the council wants to go to a special magistrate, then it would be just the matter of a simple vote rather than having to do an ordinance, City Manager Bob Brown said Tuesday. When the council rst began considering the move to a special magistrate system, one member of the Code Enforcement Board, Tonya Holton, was vocal in her protest against the move. Holton not only spoke out at a city council meeting, but also shared her objections in the form of a Letter to the Editor printed in last weeks Taco Times and a series of public posts shared on Never forget On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners to strike targets in the United States. Nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the attacks. By presidential proclamation, Americans are called on to participate in a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. on the annual anniversary of the attacks. In commemoration of the day, members of the Perry Kiwanis Club will be placing ags along Jefferson Street today. Flags will also be placed at half-staff in honor of the individuals who lost their lives. Residents are invited to participate in a National Day of Service and Remembrance by extending a helping hand to a neighbor in need. Habitat changes meeting to Sept. 19The regular Taylor County Habitat for Humanity meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, has been postponed until next Thursday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m., at Capital City Bank. As this time, Taylor County Habitat is participating in a project to serve low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes. They project will focus on exterior home repair services such as painting, minor exterior repairs, landscaping and exterior clean-up. Applications for this program are available online at www.taylorcountyhabitat. org or by calling the Habitat ofce at 584-3838 (please leave a message).Helen Houck speaks Sept. 16Taylor County Farm Bureau President Helen Houck will present a history of the organization during the Taylor County Historical Societys rst meeting of the new 2013-14 year. The meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 16, starting at 7 p.m. All interested persons are encouraged to attend.Retired educators meet MondayTaylor Retired Educators Association (TREA) TREA will have its rst meeting of the year Monday, Sept. 16, at Rosehead Junction, beginning at 10:30 a.m. City Manager Bob Brown will be the guest speaker. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section52nd year, No. 36www.perrynewspapers.comWednesdaySeptember 11, 2013 Index Editorial . .................. A-2 Living . ...................... A-4 Religion . ................... A-6 Sports . ..................... A-8 Classieds . .............. A-9 Community . ........... A-10Weather Wednesday 92 6820% Thursday92 7020% News Forum 2 arrested for crystal methAn ongoing investigation by the Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce (TCSO) Drug Task Force has led to the arrest of a local couple for possession of crystal methamphetamine. Daniel Strickland, 27, and his wife, Laura Lundy Strickland, 23, were both charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver. Some 2.2 grams of crystal methamphetamine were found at their residence on U.S. Highway 98 West. Daniel Strickland was arrested at the home Friday, Sept. 6; Laura Strickland was taken into custody Monday, Sept. 9. She posted a $5,000 bond and was released Tuesday; Daniel remains in the county jail on a $15,000 bond. We searched the residence Friday and discovered crystal meth, which is a more potent version of the meth commonly produced in local labs. Almost all of the crystal meth found in the United States is imported from Mexico. We are seeing crystal meth use grow here at an alarming rate, Capt. Ron Rice said. Tensions rise on city issues PPD seeks person of interest in series of suspicious incidentsThe Perry Police Department (PPD) is seeking information regarding a person of interest possibly tied to a series of suspicious incidents here. Capt. Jamie Cruse reports that the mother of a 13-yearold girl called about a white male (later identied as Tyler Scott Blackford, 20) wearing a white shirt following her daughter through the neighborhood. He also followed the female juvenile home, crossed her yard and went into adjoining yards pretending to be performing yard work when he thought he was begin watched. He may be driving a red Jeep SUV. Contact was made with him at a later time and he advised that he was dropped in the neighborhood by his mother, Cruse said. Anyone with information concerning Blackford is urged to contact the PPD at 584-5121 or Cruse at jamie.cruse@perrypolice. net. He is a person of interest in this case. No probable cause exists for his arrest at this time, Cruse said. (Above) Shown are: (from l to r) Reef Team Member Mike McKinney, Jena resident George Edwards (who allowed his property to be used for staging), D&L Contracting owner and operator Dale Colson, Reef Team Vice President Jody Courtney, Florida Department of Transportation representative Cindy Dunkle, Tourism Development Council Director Dawn Taylor, Gainesville Offshore Fishing Club President Lou Graf, Fishing Club Member Richard McDavid and Taylor Marine and Natural Resources Extension Agent Geoff Wallat. (Left) A barge carries 75 tons of donated material. Anglers will reap benets of joint reef projectThe Taylor County Reef Research Team completed its latest articial reef deployment Monday thanks to donations from state and local agencies, along with the cooperation of volunteers and several residents. 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A-3 Taco Times September 11, 2013 Find us online at:www.perrynewspapers.com her social media account. She also has a letter in this weeks Taco Times While the Letter to the Editor adhered to general editorial standards, some ofcials believe Holtons other public comments may have pushed the limits of what could be considered ex-parte communication and inappropriate action by a member of a citys quasijudicial Code Enforcement Board. There are some prohibitions on what members of the Code Enforcement Board can do since they basically serve as judge and jury on a quasi-judicial board. They are prohibited from discussing anything that may come before them with anybody. They cannot visit a site (which might be under investigation for code violations), they are not supposed to solicit complaints for the code enforcement board. They are supposed to rule on a complaint based on evidence presented to them at a hearing solely. Talking about anything that might come before them with anybody is strictly prohibited by Florida Statute, Brown said. The same restrictions apply to members of the Board of Adjustments. Their meetings are a matter of quasi-judicial procedures. In a series of posts over the past week, Holton included photos of what she alleged were code violations by Councilman Mike Deming (related to parking codes) and the city manager (related to a lift station site located adjacent to Browns residence where Browns boat appeared to be parked. Holton also questioned the placement of a paved driveway leading to the citys lift station). In some instances, City Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton commented on Holtons posts. Holton has served on the Code Enforcement Board for approximately 10 years. Other members of the board include Charles August, Dawn Taylor, Amy Bowden, Ella Jane Freeman, Bill Martinson and Mike Lynn. (These same individuals serve as the citys Board of Adjustment and Planning/ Zoning Board.) The issue regarding the closing of the portion of Washington Street which spans Spring Creek has also drawn objections from some members of the public, with Perry resident Madelyn Collins presenting a petition against the closure. Lastly, the council will review its proposed budget for the coming year that holds the line on property taxes, has incremental utility fee increases and a three percent raise for city employees. Thursdays meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the council meeting room located adjacent to City Hall. which was undertaken by D&L Contracting, the team received a $5,000 grant from the Tourism Development Council and $2,500 from the Gainesville Offshore Fishing Club, |with the team itself covering the remainder of the expenses. Wallat also credited Jena landowners George Edwards and John Taliaferro, who allowed the team to use their properties as a stage area to get the donated materials to the barge for deployment. The Buckeye Reef is located 17.6 miles from Keaton Beach on a bearing of 235 degrees from the Keaton Beach channel marker. The reef site is one square mile encompassing 640 acres. Articial reef systems have shown to have positive impacts on natural sh populations by providing additional habitat for marine life, Wallat said. The articial reefs support new reef communities of marine life, which serves to promote the conservation and management of several recreationally important sh species such as gag grouper and red snapper. REEF Continued from page 1 Partnership credited for reefs success TENSIONS Continued from page 1 City Council hearings slated Thursday night Main Street Perry will present Praise in the Park Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m., at the Grand Pavilion. Admission is free and residents are invited to bring your chair and enjoy. Featured performers and groups will include: Mike Denmark and Buddy Murphy, Simply Carlotta, Abundant Praise Fellowship Choir, Kenya Hooppell, Northside Church, Crystal Hawkins and the Trinity House of Praise Choir. For additional information, please contact Tracey Smith at 843-1279. The park is located on South Jefferson Street, adjacent to the City Splash Pad. Additional parking is available off Willow Street. Main Street presents Praise in the Park
A-4 Taco Times September 11, 2013 Living Friends of the Library plan Oct. 12 book sale; need your discards now The Friends of the Taylor County Public Library are now accepting donations for the upcoming book sale which is planned for Oct. 12. Donations of books and magazines, as well as records, tapes, videos, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles are needed for this fund-raiser. Please bring your donations to the library located at 403 N. Washington Streeet. The Friends of the Library helps fund the Summer Reading Program as well as many other library activities and programs. The next Friends of the Library meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 30, at 5:30 p.m. featuring author Ashton Lee as guest speaker. The public is always invited to these events. Memberships are available for individuals who wish to be library patrons. GED warningNew Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) Director Judy Johnson, center, spoke to the Perry Rotary Club recently,outlining the schools new programs and warning those in the community who have yet to complete their GED exam that partial results will be null and void after Dec. 31. Those with questions about the GED test or their status are asked to contact TTIs Student Services Department by calling 838-2545 and asking for Christy Moody. Shown above with Rotary President Sondra Shaw (left) are Johnson and TTI Director for Programs David Dunkle.Class of will gather Oct. 11GeorgeAnn Holmes Thompson is patiently awaiting responses from members of the Taylor County High School Graduating Class of Well, not too patiently. Tell them Im pulling my hair out, Thompson said, as she admitted that organizing a class reunion can be tricky. Everybody says they want to have a reunion, but then when we make plans to have one, I cant get anybody to commit. So if you were a member of the Class of -54, your 60th (plus) reunion will be Oct. 11 with dinner planned at the Perry Elks Club. Afterwards, the group will join the spirit line at the goalpost to cheer the Taylor County Bulldogs who take on Jefferson County at Dorsett Stadium, beginning at 7:30 p.m. If you are a class member, or a friend who would enjoy re-connecting with this group, there are two ways to reach Thompson: by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 727-5953097. deserves a party!The children of Mary W. Dees cordially invite friends to attend a 90th birthday celebration in her honor. The event is planned for Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2-4 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Dees retired from the Taylor County School District after more than 32 years of teaching. She also sold real estate for Grady Moore Realty for 10 years. She is an active member of the First United Methodist Church and other local organizations. Your attendance is encouraged. The family requests no gifts, please. Mary W. Dees Fabulous Figs: how was your harvest?When Master Gardener Karen Falicon shared information on gs for the August (and inaugural) column by Taylor Countys Master Gardeners, she included a few recipes which were not published. In case your g harvest was abundant, Falicon urges you to consider these recipes: Fresh Fig Fruit Salad1 c. bananas, sliced 1/4 c. orange juice 1 c. canteloupe balls 3 c. fresh gs (peeled and sliced) 2 oranges sectioned 1/2 c. pecans, chopped 1/2 c. diced celery Cover bananas with orange juice. Combine bananas, canteloupe balls, sliced gs, orange sections, nuts and celery. Mix lightly. Chill thoroughly. Garnish with whole ripe g. Yield: 6-7 servings Fig Sauce12 to 15 ripe gs, peeled 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. water 1 T. butter 1 T. cornstarch 3 T. lemon or orange juice Combine gs, sugar, water and butter in saucepan. Bring to boil, simmer until gs are tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Combine cornstarch and fruit juice. Mix until smooth. Stir into g mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thick. Serve warm over ice cream, pound cake, angel food cake or bread pudding. Yield: 3 cupsFig and Pancetta SaladAdd gs (chopped) and chopped, cooked pancetta or bacon to a simply, tossed green salad. To complete this salad, add a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Bacon-Wrapped FigsHalve and cut bacon lengthwise. Wrap around the g in a spiral. Place gs on a baking sheet and broil, turning as needed until bacon is crispy and brown. Serve hot.Honey-Fried FigsHalve gs lengthwise. Melt a tablespoon (or two) of both honey and butter in a small frying pan. Put the gs, cut side down, in the pan and cook until the butter/honey mixture is bubbling and gs began to brown. As the gs cook, spoon the melted butter and honey over the gs. Remove from plan and serve with whipped cream, yogurt or ice cream.
A-6 Taco Times September 11, 2013 Religion Mullet, wash tubs of tea at Oaklands 138th Homecoming Morning service begins at 11:30 a.m. Oakland Baptist Church will celebrate its 138th Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 15, with morning services starting at 11:30 a.m. Dinner on the grounds will follow at 1 p.m. and will feature the traditional fried mullet, swamp cabbage and wash tubs of sweet tea. Additional services will be held Friday evening, beginning at 7 p.m. Womens Day at Antioch Baptist Antioch Baptist Church will observe Womens Day on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited. The pastor of the church is the Rev. Tony O. Graham. Other questions about the ark? Would you like to know more about Noahs Ark? Youre invited to visit Westside Baptist Church tonight, Sept. 11, when Daniel Huffmaster will speak on biblical references and scientic facts relating to Noahs Ark. Previously, Huffmaster worked with members to stake out the size of the ark with yellow tape, so visitors can get a glimpse at the dimensions The exhibit will remain for another week and visitors are encouraged to check it out. Dont forget to notice how tall the ark was, a church member reminded, adding, look up into the pine trees to nd the yellow tape. Westside Baptist is located at 3255 U.S. Highway 98 West. Obituaries Robert D. WhiddonRobert D. Bob Whiddon, 68, of Perry, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at his home in Lake Bird. Mr. Whiddon was born Oct. 7, 1944, in Lakeland to Talmadge and Maggie (Hendry) Whiddon. He owned and operated the Golden Isle Bus Charters out of Jacksonville for 25 years. He enjoyed hunting, shing, and the Lake Bird way of life. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Immogene Pearson. Mr. Whiddon is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary M. Tommie Whiddon of Lake Bird; two sons, Rob Whiddon and Rodney Whiddon, both of Lake Bird; sisters, Frances English of Shady Grove, Wanda Bodiford of Athena and Dahlia Blue of Perry; and a brother, Talmadge Wayne Buddy Whiddon of Climax, Ga.; Other survivors include two grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Lake Bird Methodist Church with Pastor Wallace Holmes ofciating. Interment followed in Lake Bird Methodist Church Cemetery. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.Margaret RussellMargaret Russell, 75, of Eridu, died Monday, Sep. 9, 2013, at her home. Mrs. Russell was born May 9, 1938 in Eridu to Ed and Mattie Lee (Lewis) Aman. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Sidney Russell. Mrs. Russell was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Eridu where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School. She was a commissioned artist and in her spare time she enjoyed painting, gardening, shing, hunting and genealogy. She is survived by one son, Brian Russell of Eridu; two daughters, LaJean (Allen) Sadler and Colleen Heard of Colorado; four grandsons, Jason Wall, Nick Sadler, Shea Sadler and Michael Sadler; three granddaughters, Megan Rowell, Kira Sadler and Shea Williams; and 2 greatgranddaughters, Sara Couey and Madelyn Rowell. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with Pastor Gil Williams ofciating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Shady Grove. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. on Friday, at the church. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.HendryLooking back over the past several weeks, we continue to be amazed at the outpouring of love, affection and support shown to our family during the passing of our wife and mama, June Beach Hendry. Though it has been hard to imagine the future without her, the grief has been made easier to carry thanks to the support and fellowship given to us by our family and friends. It is impossible to put into words what it has meant to our family to be surrounded by such tremendous love, support and especially prayers. Even before her passing, the visits, cards, food, thoughts and prayers brought so much comfort and peace of mind to all of us. We can never express the gratitude we feel and how truly blessed we have been through these trying times but please know that you are all appreciated, loved and held in high esteem by the Hendry family. We hope to see each of you personally and let you know how much you mean to us. And, what has brought us the most comfort, it knowing that she is waiting just inside the gate for us to be reunited with her soon. May God bless and touch each and every one of you as you have touched each one of us. From the Family of June Beach Hendry Cards of Thanks By SARAH HALL Whats Precious To Me 1. Knowing who God is and having a loving and honest relationship with Him. 2. Being an active part of a church family. 3. Having a diversied number of friends. 4. Being loved by my family, especially my children. 5. Being able to accept myself for who I am (how I look, etc., comfortable in my own skin). 6. Knowing how to be tactful. 7. Being the kind of person that people can trust. 8. Being an honest, loving, giving, caring and generous person. 9. Knowing when enough is enough (when to quit). 10. Having the gift of discernment about people. 11. Enjoying laughing and having fun with others. 12. Being able to laugh at myself. 13. Not selsh with my God-given gifts and talents. 14. Being thankful for Gods creation. 15. My travels. 16. My long life, good health. 17. Education (knowledge). 18. Knowing how to give honor and respect to others who have earned it for their achievements. 19. Not being a jealous or petty person. 20. Being able to remember others in a caring and thankful way.Pray alwaysRemember these in your prayers: Mother Laura Taylor; Nettie Miller and family in the loss of her son; Judy Bethea; the James Johnson Family; Donnie Blue; Idell Bass (surgery); Gabriel Finn; Minister T. Whetsel and family; Mary Alice Williams; Macille Bailey; the Rev. D. L. McBride and family for his sister, Sharon, in Tampa; Juanita W. Calloway and family in the passing of her grandmother, Oziedell Wade on Sept. 10. A prayer for patience God, teach me to be patient, teach me to go slow, teach me how to wait on You when my way I do not know. TIDBITS:Remember: pray always Sunday is BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY. Go back to church!
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Lets Talk columnist Delores Leggett Walker of Mayo has announced the launch of her rst novel, Legend of Promise, a 316-page contemporary Christian ctional mystery, and the rst in her Promise Series of books through CreateSpace Independent Publishing. Legend of Promise will keep you on your toes as it follows young Loren Grace Taylor in her search to uncover a centuries old family secret. As the sole survivor when her Gramma Lil suddenly dies, Loren becomes the recipient of a cryptic letter containing hidden clues to understanding the secret family legend. When she accidently nds a small gold key, it leads her to people she has never met and then strange and unexplainable things begin to happen. As clues keep surfacing, Loren and her new friends must piece them together and then attempt to keep the legend safe for another generation. Walker, who has always had the journalism bug, said she got an early start in her writing career at the age of three when her neighbor, Mrs. Horne, allowed her to interview her at their weekly tea parties. She began writing professionally in her early fties covering local news for the Mayo Free Press. Although basically retired now, Walker still writes columns for the Perry News-Herald when she isnt conjuring up her next ctional book. Walker said her inspiration for writing Legend of Promise came about when she dreamed about the heirloom Civil War quilt that was passed down in the Walker family. The double wedding ring quilt was made by Georgiana Sullivan Walker in the 1800s. Georgiana gave it to her grandson J.L. (Dock) Walker, who then passed it down to Delores Walkers daughter Vickie in 1992. The quilt and its origin are factual, said Walker. The legend is my own making. Walker enlisted the help of fellow Mayo Writers Club members to help her with line editing and her rst venture into the publishing world. As she was nearing the completion of the book she reached out to local photographer Jack Howdeshell to design the books cover. The photograph on the cover is my granddaughter, Brittany Walker. I wanted to keep the book true to family as much as I could, Walker said. She is planning several book signings in the area, including a stop here Friday, Oct. 25, at The Book Mart, and she will have a table to promote her book at Pioneer Day on Oct. 12 in Mayo. I have been contacted by a chain of gift shops in the Panhandle who are ordering books for their shops along the Gulf coast, said Walker. I am beyond thrilled. God is so faithful! Legend of Promise is available locally and online. A-10 Taco Times September 11, 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 rst and third 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, last Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m., Senior Center. Taylor County United: second Mon., 7 p.m., Evangel Christian Fellowship. Tourism Development Council: second Thurs., 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. 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. 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 email@example.comCommunity CalendarPlease call 584-5513 to update your current calendar listing or e-mail newsdesk@ perrynewspapers.com Expanded Calendar of Events available at: www.perrynewspapers.com Plans local book-signin g Walker announces release of rst novel Well-known author Trevor Loudon will be returning to speak at the Taylor Tea Party meeting Thursday, Sept. 12, starting at 5:45 p.m. The event will be held at the Catholic Parish Hall, 2750 South Byron Butler Parkway. Loudon said his recently-released book, The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress, is like no other book written on American politics. He said the book is designed to expose, in laymans terms, the comprehensive communist, socialist and extreme progressive inltration of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. The Enemies Within proles 14 senators and more than 50 representatives and what he believes are their ties to Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, Workers World Party and The Institute for Policy Studies, Council for a Livable World and other organizations. Loudon is an activist and political researcher from Christchurch, New Zealand. He believes in freedom with responsibility, not freedom from responsibility. He is also the founder and editor of KeyWiki.org. Loundon to address Taylor TEA Party Thursday night Great events take great planning and that is just what members of Taylor Countys Relay For Life Event Committee are doing, launching their 201314 meeting schedule this week. The volunteer group will meet Thursday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m., at Evangel Christian Fellowship. Team captains will meet at 6:30 p.m. (also at the fellowship center). Additional meetings are planned Oct. 10, Nov. 12, Dec.12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13 and March 13. The Nov. 12 meeting will serve as the kick-off event and Decembers meeting will be held at Java Depot and will include at cookie exchange. The theme for the 2014 Relay For Life is A Cure is Sweet and teams will draw inspiration from their favorite candy when it comes time to decorate campsites. New chamber member Relay For Life committee launches 2014 season with meeting Thursday
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