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Toy Run is this SaturdayThe 12th annual Toy Run to benet Guardian ad Litem will be held Saturday, Dec. 7. Participants are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy or make a $20 donation to take part in the run, which will begin at Java Connection (located in the Historic Perry Station/Old Depot) at 11 a.m. Riders will end the run at Econna Resort where lunch will be served. Steel Bridge will perform from 12-3 p.m. Event sponsors are Advanced Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Michael Lynn, Inc., and Parrotheads in Perry-dise. For more information, contact Wendy Cruce at 8385190.TCMS football banquet planned Monday, Dec. 9Taylor County Middle School Bulldogs will be recognized during the annual football banquet planned Monday, Dec. 9. The banquet will be held at the middle school, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for parents and non-team members (football players and cheerleaders will not be charged). for Breakfast With SantaRegistration for the 10th annual Breakfast With Santa is limited to only 300 slotswhich organizers said are lling quickly. Forms are available at FairPoint Communications in downtown Perry. The cost is $5 per child and includes breakfast, a trip down Candy Cane Lane to visit Santa who will present a gift to each child. Breakfast With Santa will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Perry Elks Lodge.Save the date for chamber partyChamber members are asked to save the date for this years Chamber Christmas Reception & Party planned Thursday, Dec. 19, at Java Connection. Join us for an evening of refreshments, fellowship and fun, Chamber Director Dawn Taylor said. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section52nd year, No. 48www.perrynewspapers.comWednesdayDecember 4, 2013 Index Editorial . .................. A-2 Living . ...................... A-4 Religion . ................... A-6 Community . .............. A-8 Classieds . ............ A-10Weather Wednesday 78 57FOG Thursday79 6120% News Forum Drug sweep nets 10 Two suspects remain at-large following a preholiday drug arrest sweep conducted by the Perry Police Department (PPD). Warrants were served on 10 local residents who were arrested and charged with a variety of drug-related offenses, including cocaine and marijuana sales. Active warrants remain outstanding for Robert T. Williams, 31, and Clyde Miller, 26, both of whom are facing charges for the sale of cocaine. This is all part of an extensive drug investigation being conducted by the department as part of its continuing effort to enforce drug laws, Capt. Jamie Cruse said. Those arrested included: Garrett Holmes, 41, sale of cocaine; Derry Burns, 52, sale of cocaine; Jaworski Upshaw, 33, sale of cannabis; John Crocker Jr., 32, sale of cocaine; Devante Jermaine Glover, 29, sale of cocaine; Chris Reaves, 32, sale of cocaine/sale of controlled substance; Latoya Irvin, 32, sale of cocaine; Andrea Curtis, Merry Christmas lets ride Thankful hearts led to heartfelt actions this Thanksgiving holiday, with some 10 local churches and more than 60 volunteers working together to distribute 1,220 meals to local individuals and families in need. The fourth annual Thanksgiving Outreach saw meals being distributed at Loughridge Park and the Grand Pavilion at Rosehead Park. Volunteers also made door-to-door deliveries in several neighborhoods throughout the community. The support was just overwhelming and the people who received the meals were just so appreciative, said organizer Mary Browning. I think what impressed them more was seeing people from so many churches working together. The traditional Thanksgiving meals were accompanied by a brief biblical message of the gospel exhorting prayer and salvation. First Assembly of God Church launched the outreach in 2010 and has seen it continue to grow each year. We had so many volunteers this year that it took less than four hours to pack all 1200 meals. The church was cleaned up by noon and we were all out helping distribute, Browning said. She said the purpose of the outreach is two-fold. First, we want to raise awareness of the needs within our own community. I think many residents dont realize how bad the lives of some families areit is hard to believe that we actually have people in our own community who are going hungry. Second, it is a blessing to see so many different churches coming together. Denomination was not an Doctawnus Anderson Derry Burns John Crocker Jr. Andrea Curtis Devante Jermaine Glover Garrett Holmes Latoya Irvin Clyde Miller Troy Oliver Chris Reaves Jaworski Upshaw Robert T. WilliamsPlease see page 7 Thankful hearts: 1220 meals served during 4th annual holiday outreach Some 50 turkeys were used in serving more than 1200 dinners to local families in need; more than 60 volunteers lent their support to the Thanksgiving Outreach. Please see page 7 Hurricane season ends not with a bang, but a whimper The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended Saturday, marking one of the least active seasons in the past 60 years, with the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this season was the sixthleast-active Atlantic hurricane season since 1950, based on the collective strength and duration of named storms and hurricanes. During the season, which ran from June 1 to Nov. 30, 13 named storms formed in the Atlantic basin. Two, Ingrid and Humberto, became hurricanes, but neither became major hurricanes, making the 2013 season the rst to feature no major hurricanes since 1994. Although the number of named storms was above the average of 12, the numbers of hurricanes and major hurricanes were well below their averages of six and three, respectively. Major hurricanes are categories 3 and above. This was also much lower than pre-season predictions, which called for an above average year with 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (winds of 111 mph or higher). The rst named storm of the season, Tropical Storm Andrea, made landfall June 6 along the Dixie County coast about 10 miles south of Steinhatchee bringing with it rain and maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, but it spared Taylor County much of its punch. County emergency ofcials did not receive reports of damage aside from several downed trees and power lines. Florida Division of Forestry rain gauges in the county reported about three inches of rain from the storm, which was at the low end of the range forecasted by the National Weather Service. Andrea was the only named storm of the season to impact the United State mainland. Taylor County was threatened by Tropical Storm Karen in late September, but the system moved westward, nearing Louisiana before dissipating rst to a tropical depression and then a remnant low which ultimately brought some rain to Florida. A combination of conditions acted to offset several climate patterns that historically have produced active hurricane seasons, said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAAs Climate Prediction Center. As a result, we did not see the large numbers of hurricanes that typically accompany these climate patterns. This unexpectedly low activity is linked to an unpredictable atmospheric pattern that prevented the growth of storms by producing exceptionally dry, sinking air and strong vertical wind shear in much of the main hurricane formation region, which spans the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Bell said. Also detrimental to some tropical cyclones this year were several strong outbreaks of dry and stable air that originated over Africa. Complacency becomes the real threat with a slower than predicted season, said Bryan Koon, Florida Division of Emergency Management director. The last hurricane to make landfall in Florida was in Please see page 7
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A-4 Taco Times December 4, 2013 Living Laniers celebrate 50years of marriageMr. and Mrs. Dewayne Lanier will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 15. To mark the occasion, their family will honor the couple with a reception planned at the First Baptist Church from 2-4 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to join them in celebrating. The couple requests no gifts, please. Anne Morgan, center, is shown with granddaughter, Kylie Morgan, and the team who walked with her, including Lindsey Brantley, Elizabeth Morgan, Gena Parker, Melanie Mcafee, Kim Mcafee and Brenda Brannen Kuhn. Through the generosity of family and friends, we raised $5,000, making me the highest individual fundraiser, Morgan said. We also raised more money than any team or company. Morgan was top individual participant in fundraiser: Walk to End AlzheimersAnne Morgan of Perry was the top individual participant in the Walk to End Alzheimers held recently in Tallahassee. Morgan raised $5095 for the event, acknowledging the generosity of family and friends. Now that the totals are in, reports show that the walk generated $29,351. Roughly 60% is used for local programs and services, 30% is sent to the National Alzheimers Association to support research (which does occur at some local institutions), advocacy/public policy issues (such as the National Alzheimers Plan implementation) in Washington, DC, and the development of programs which are then implemented locally, said Margaret Farris. An additional 10% is used to fund national Alzheimers awareness campaigns, she added. The top company participating in the walk was the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Afliates (315) which raised $3,426.50; the top team also raised more than $3000. I was so proud to represent Taylor County and I was honored to carry a banner with the names of my loved ones, and your loved ones, who are battling or have battled Alzheimers. I do believe that Taylor Takes It Personally. Please know how grateful I am. Fifty years ago, the Laniers said I do. On Dec. 15, they will celebrate those vows again. ~ ~ School is back! Dont miss a day before Dec. 20th Its simple enough: one of the most important things you can do to help your child achieve academic success is to make sure he or she is in class, every day. Research has shown that your childs attendance record may be the biggest factor inuencing his/her academic success, said Michael Thompson, director of support services for the Taylor County School District. Teachers are frequently introducing new concepts and reinforcing learned knowledge in their lessons. When your children arent in school, they fall behind and their opportunity to be a better student is jeopardized, Thompson added. He urges parents to discuss the importance of school with their students, and to attempt to plan medical and other appointments after school so that classes and classwork get top priority.
A-6 Taco Times December 4, 2013 Religion Piano concert caps off downtown activities Friday Spaces still remain for children, three years through fth grade, to participate in an Advent Adventure at the First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Dec. 7. This afternoon of activities celebrates Advent, the four-week season leading to Christmas where we prepare for the coming of Christ. Activities will include baking, gift-making, storytelling and games. (Hint, hint: This gives parents an afternoon to bake or shop or decorate.) Limited spaces remain for this ADVENTure from 1-4 p.m. Please contact the church at 584-3826 today to reserve a spot. The Guild of First United Methodist Church will present Gilbert Macias in concert Friday, Dec. 6, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church. The concert will benet the Florida United Methodist Childrens Home/ Madison Youth Ranch. A love offering will be received during the concert and the Guild suggests a $5 minimum; coffee and dessert will follow in Memorial Hall. Macias established his bilingual (English-Spanish) Christian Music Ministry with an inaugural concert entitled, Delighting in the Lord, on April 12, 2008, in Coral Gables. He was 26 years old and has continued to perform in churches and other venues around the state. This concert will be a unique and rewarding opportunity to experience the word of God at Christmas through traditional Christmas carols and hymns arranged by Mr. Macias, organizers said. Bring a friend or relative to enjoy this special Christmas event during the Downtown Christmas celebration sponsored by Main Street and downtown merchants. Call today!Limited spaces remain for children on Saturday at Advent ADVENTure All youth and adult choir members are reminded of the Saturday, Dec. 7, choir practice for the 2014 Martin Luther King Day celebration. Practice will begin at 2 p.m. at New Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome.Choir practice Saturday for MLK Day in JanuaryThe community is cordially invited to fellowship with the Springhill Missionary Baptist Church Family on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. in celebration of 26 years of outstanding service by Pastor Izell Jr. and Lorraine Montgomery. Elder Jesse Hawkins of Tallahassee, will be the guest speaker. The Music Ministry of Bethel of Mt. Sinai Holiness Church in Mayo will provide the worship music. Elder Carolyn Demps is the pastor. Montgomerys will be honored for service to Springhill, community on Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.
A-7 Taco Times December 4, 2013 39, sale of cannabis; and Doctawnus Anderson, 30, sale of cocaine. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two wanted suspects (Miller and/or Williams) is asked to contact the police department at (850) 5845121. Callers may remain anonymous. issueeveryone was there to serve. Participating churches for the outreach included: First Assembly, Blue Creek Baptist, First Presbyterian, Cornerstone, First Baptist, First Episcopal, Northside Church of God, New Brooklyn MB Church, Potters House and Evangel Christian. The meal was supported entirely by donations. The only thing the church bought were totes to assist with transport and deliveries, Brown said. Contributing businesses were: Jacks Boats & Trailers, M.A. Rigoni, 221 Gas & Grill, Save-A-Lot, Goodmans BBQ, Winn Dixie, Susans T-Shirts and Barclays Restaurant. 2005. The last eight years have seen an inux of new residents, who may have experienced a tropical storm and believe that this event is the same in intensity as an actual hurricane. Memories also tend to fade with the passage of time between events, so even lifelong residents become complacent in their preparedness. We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to remain prepared and vigilant. The Taylor County Commission is seeking a $60,000 supplemental grant to fund an additional deployment to the Buckeye articial reef off the countys coast. At the Nov. 19 meeting, the commission unanimously agreed to submit a grant to the Florida Articial Reef Program within the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Marine Fisheries Management. Earlier in November, the program announced an additional $500,000 in state saltwater shing license revenues for articial reef related activities. These additional funds were made available through a special appropriation during the 2013 Florida legislative session to increase funding for articial reef construction, but counties only had a few weeks between the announcement and the grant deadline. In addition to the application, commissioners agreed to fund a $3,000 local match toward the project. In August, some 120 concrete cubes were placed on the Buckeye Reef site funded through a $60,000 grant, which also featured a $3,000 local match. Taylor County Marine & Natural Resources Extension Agent Geoff Wallat recommended the commission approve the application and County Administrator Jack Brown added his support as well. Commissioner Jim Moody made a motion to move forward with the application and Commissioner Jody DeVane seconded. In addition to the grantfunded deployment in August, a second project was completed in September thanks to donations from state and local agencies, along with the cooperation of volunteers and several residents. According to Wallat, the Florida Department of Transportation donated 75 tons of concrete culvert pipes to the reef team for deployment at the Buckeye Reef off the countys coast. To help cover the cost of the deployment itself, 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. 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. County seeks funding to expand reef Taylor Countys unemployment rate dropped slightly in October to 7.2 percent, continuing a downward trend which began in August. The countys unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in July, falling to 7.6 percent in August and 7.3 percent in September. Octobers rate is the lowest recorded this year. For the month, Taylor had the 22nd highest unemployment rate among Floridas 67 counties, with 683 people unemployed and 8,865 employed, according to recent gures released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Among Taylors neighbors, Madison County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.3 percent, followed by Dixie County at 8.1 percent. Below Taylor were Lafayette at 6.0 percent and Jefferson County at 5.4 percent. Like Taylor, all four counties saw drops in their unemployment rates in October. Hendry County had the highest rate in the state at 12 percent, while Monroe County once again boasted the lowest with 3.8 percent. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in October, down 0.1 percentage point over the month, and down 1.5 percentage points from 8.2 percent a year ago. The states October rate was the lowest since August 2008 when it also was 6.7 percent. There were 625,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,396,000. The U.S. unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in October. Floridas unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage point lower than the U.S. rate and was below the national rate for the eighth consecutive month. Floridas seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 7,618,900 in October, an increase of 44,600 jobs (+0.6 percent) over the month. Compared to October a year ago, the number of jobs in the state was up by 182,200, an increase of 2.5 percent. Floridas annual job growth rate in October 2013 was the fastest since June 2006. Nationally, the number of jobs was up 1.7 percent over the year. Floridas annual job growth rate has exceeded or been equal to the nations rate since March 2012. Downward trend continues for unemployment rates DRUG SWEEP Continued from page 1 Two remain at-large, face cocaine charges THANKFUL HEARTS Continued from page 1 Meal supported by donations only HURRICANE SEASON Continued from page 1 Residents urged to remain vigilant Subway Dixon Rescue Fund, Inc., will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the sidewalks adjacent to Winn-Dixie. Miscellaneous items for Christmas, as well as homemade baked goods, will be offered. This year, the sanctuary is in need of blankets, comforters and recycled dog beds. Volunteers will be on site to accept these and/or monetary donations.Christmas Fair Saturday will benet pet rescue
A-8 Taco Times December 4, 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 Maps & Apps Taylor County Elementary Schools fth grade students recently took part in the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment. The project was broken into two parts that were taught in math and science classes. Youth learned how to map coordinates and layer them to help a city with a trash can purchasing project. Through this experiment youth learned how to apply scientic inquiry through an everyday life experience. The 4-H Maps & Apps experiment allowed students to become geospatial thinkers as they designed and mapped their ideal park, used GIS mapping to solve community problems and contributed data about their community to the United States Geological Survey, 4-H Agent Abbey Tharpe said. Science kits are available through the local 4-H ofce. North Florida Community Colleges (NFCC) Spring Term 2014 schedule allows students to take more classes with fewer trips to campus with its Eco-Friday, Hybrid and Online course options. Students can choose from Eco-Friday courses that include seven different hybrid courses that combine face-to-face instruction (on Fridays) with online instruction (remainder of coursework). Spring Term 2014 EcoFriday classes include: Profession, Friday/Hybrid, 8-9:15 a.m. Hybrid, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Friday/Hybrid, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Hybrid, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Friday/Hybrid, 11 a.m.12:15 p.m. Graphic Design, Friday/ Hybrid, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Friday/Hybrid, 12:30-2:30 p.m. NFCC is offering additional Hybrid classes that mix face-to-face instruction (one day a week or less) with online instruction (remainder of coursework). HybridTuesday classes include fundamentals of web design, principles of biology social and emotional health for young children. Hybrid-Wednesday classes include personal health and introduction to information skills. Hybrid-Thursday classes include publication design, microcomputers in accounting and introduction to information skills. NFCC is offering 29 online courses for Spring Term 2014. Classes include a variety of subjects ranging to freshman English, interactive media to criminal law, child care management to college algebra and more. The full listing for NFCCs Spring Term 2014 schedule of classes is available online at nfcc.edu. Spring Term 2014 begins Jan. 8. For more information and a complete list of class offerings, visit NFCCs Catalog / Schedule page at nfcc.edu. For information on enrolling in Eco-Friday, Hybrid or Online courses during Spring Term 2014, contact NFCC Enrollment Services at (850) 973-1622 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Eco-Friday, Hybrid & Online NFCC offers 3 course options for students invites high schools within its 15-county district boundary, which includes Taylor County, to join its efforts in protecting water resources by implementing water conservation, water quality improvement or efcient irrigation management projects. The District Governing Board has earmarked $20,000 fund the projects. The program is currently open to high schools only, and interested schools may apply for funding consideration, not to exceed $2,000, for the following type projects: micro-irrigation irrigation The district is pleased to support high school students in their efforts to implement projects that save water and is that it provides students with hands-on educational experiences involving the protection and restoration of Shortelle. While there is no formal application to complete, interested parties may submit project proposals and descriptions of their projects to Kevin Wright at klw@ srwmd.org. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, Dec. 6.SRWMD offers grants to high schools for conservation projects Registration is underway for the 10th annual Breakfast with Santa, planned Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Perry Elks fee is $5 per child. Forms are available at Fairpoints downtown ofces (115 W. Drew Street).Register today for Breakfast with Santa
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A-11 Taco Times December 4, 2013 Editors Note: It is the policy of this newspaper to run the names of all those arrested and booked at the Taylor County Jail. All those listed below have been charged with a crime, but are considered innocent until proven guilty. Sept. 16: Sandy Mock, 32, 5450 Dudley Benton Road, VOP, retail theft, Dep. Shaw, TCSO. Sept. 17: Fenndhy Balmir, 33, Franklin CI, hold for Franklin CI, Miami Dade. Chad James, 36, 1401 W. Ash Street, battery, resisting without violence, Dep. Shaw, TCSO. James W. Jackson, Jr., 36, 3745 Woods Creek Road, VOP, burglary of dwelling, Ptl Cephus, PPD. Sept. 18: Mattie Amanda Cunningham, 39, Old Town, hold for Lafayette County. Loranzia Mite Buzbee, 29, 1607 S. Old Dixie Hwy, battery, Ptl. Dice, PPD. Candis J. Gant, 26, 33009 US 19 S. lot 118, DWLS, Det. Norris, PPD. Terry Grifn, 31, 3309 Us 19 S. lot 118, trafcking cocaine, possession of more than 20 grams cannabis, resisting without violence, Det. Norris, PPD. Sept. 19: Robert Hendry, 33, U.S. 19 North, lot 15, VOP, possession of drug paraphernalia, Dep. Burford, TCSO. Reginald Maurice Robinson, 48, St. Petersburg, aggravated assault, Sgt. Gorby, PPD. Rick Monroe Ross, 48, 328 E. Park Street, assault, Ptl. Grifn, PPD. Sept. 20: Robin Hilson, 31, P.O. Box 338, sentenced to 30 days, Judge Blue. Mickel Lee Phelps, 26, hold for Dixie County, DCSO. Jakari Cook, 20, 120 Monroe Street, sentenced to 10 days, Judge Blue. Justin Gipson, 26, 1213 N. Parkview, VOP. Keith Lamar Smith, 41, 217 Kathleen Street, no motorcycle endorsement, Dep. Cash, TCSO. Eric Caine Hendry, 39, 6118 Hwy 19 South, cheating, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, Sgt. Thompkins, TCSO. Jacob David Thorton, 21, Mayo, VOP, providing false information to probation, Dep. Owens, TCSO. Thomas French, 27, 3503 Hwy. 98 West lot 4, DUI, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. Sept. 21: David Shawn Flower, 43, 117 Davis Drive, tampering with evidence, Sgt. Tompkins. Sept. 22: Amy Anne Dice, 26, Greenville, order to revoke pre-trial release, Dep. Cash, TCSO. Joey Dewayne Sadler, 47, 801 Paige Road, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, resisting without violence, Sgt. Campbell, TCSO. Charles Edward Hail, 25, 516 Main Street, warrant/VOP improper tag, leaving scene of crash with property damage, DWLS, operating motorcycle without license, failure to register motor vehicle, Trooper Sleigher, FHP. Sept. 23: Arilla Sterling, 55, 1113 E. Green Street, assault of law enforcement ofcer, Sgt. Gray, PPD. Sept. 24: Bobby Carl Giles, 36, Lake Butler, writ of attachment, Ofcer Young. Kesha Marie Faircloth, 34, 1414 Graham Street, FTA, battery, bond revocation, Dep. Gunter, TCSO. Charles Jackson, 46, 808 Paige Street, felony battery, Ptl. Bass, PPD. Sept. 25: Dania Michelle Snipes, 21, 404 Puckett Road, out of county warrant, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Mark Daniel Miller, 46, homeless, loitering, resisting without violence, burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft of other, criminal mischief, Ptl. Dice, PPD. Sept. 26: Evan Turner, 20, Steinhatchee, VOP, burglary of structure, grand theft, Dep. Owens, TCSO. Anthony Pittman, 37, 100 East Pace Drive lot 3, grand theft III, trafcking in stolen property, Dep. Burford, TCSO. Bryant Kendall Miller, 25, 500 S. Warner Ave, aggravated assault, escape, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. Sept. 27: Assaf Adam Hazan, 36, hold for USMS, Ofcer Johnson. Henry Bolden, 27, 108 Sandra Street, disorderly conduct, resisting without violence, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. Heather Lavone Hutchins, 36, Oklahoma City, eeing and eluding, aggravated battery on law enforcement ofcer, launching deadly missile, criminal mischief, grand theft auto, burglary of vehicle, theft, out-of-state warrants, Dep. Shaw, TCSO. John Hutchins, 40, Oklahoma City, eeing and eluding, aggravated battery on law enforcement ofcer, launching deadly missile, criminal mischief, grand theft auto, burglary of vehicle, theft, out-of-state warrants, Dep. Shaw, TCSO. Kerry Ray Tyson, 41, Steinhatchee, DWLS, Ofcer Powers. Sept. 28: Daniel Thomas Padgett, 52, 831 E. Hwy 27, VOP, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, Ofcer Young, P&P. James Steven Hodges, 34, 4430 Waldo Circle, VOP (burglary of dwelling), Dep. Gunter, TSCO. Keith Allen Weekly, 30, 6385 Posill Road, VOP (grand theft III with rearm, possession of rearm by felon, resisting without violence), Ptl. Grifn, PPD. Derry Ann Burns, 52, Skylark Hwy 19, retail theft, VOP (possession of drug paraphernalia), Ptl. Ricketson, PPD. Sept. 29: KC Dean Johns, 24, Steinhatchee, out-of-county warrant, Dep. Lundy, TCSO. Robert Alexander Darnell Jr., 109 Pine Road, armed trespassing, possession of rearm by felon, Dep. Hooker, TCSO. Brent Aaron Mathis, 21, 1578 Courtney Road, armed trespassing, Dep. Hooker, TCSO. Sept. 30: April Marie Anthony, 33, 1200 N. Springeld, leaving scene, Ptl. Murphy, PPD. Marguerite Louise Ellison, 51, 2080 Bernard Johnson road, felony retail theft, indecent exposure, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Sylvia Janice McIntosh, 43, 1155 N. U.S. 19, battery, Trooper Smyrnios, FHP. Tammy Zirlott, 44, 1155 N. U.S. 19, battery, Trooper Smyrnios, FHP. Oct. 1: Willie A. Williams, 27, 905 Veterans Dr., FTA (VOP/DWLS, sale of cocaine, possession), Dep. Owens, TCSO Aaron A. Cook, 806 E. Paige Street, VOP, Dep. Burford, TCSO. Krystal Latricia Pitts, 22, 439 Charles Hendry Road, VOP, Dep. Burford, TCSO. Brittney R. Godfrey, 20, 120 Poppell Drive, battery, criminal mischief, Dep. Owens, TCSO. Janice Sasser, 44, Steinhatchee, FTA, Dep. Cash, TCSO. Edwin David Congdon, 44, Steinhatchee, DWLS, attaching tag not assigned, Ptl. Johnson, PPD. George Kevin Cook, 35, 1809 Dice Road, felonyworthless check, Ptl Cannon, PPD. Oct. 3: Erin Crystal Kelly, 21, Lamont, false reporting, Ptl. Bass, PPD. Oct. 4: Cynthia Colleen Hail, 49, 516 W. Mail St., VOP (manufacturing/possession of controlled substance), Dep. Owens, TCSO. Christopher Allen Winnie, 49, 4430 Waldo Circle, VOP (DWLS), Dep. Burford, TCSO. Henry Jay Bryant, 55, 1409 Parker Street, VOP (petit theft), Ptl. Cephus, PPD. James Roland, 26, DOC Monticello, back for court, Ofcer Basch. Frank Urbanski, 44, Thomasville, VOP, burglary of structure, Dep. Burford, TCSO. Oct. 5: Billy Williamson, 39, 2569 Williamson Lane, battery, Sgt. Tompkins, TCSO. Wendy Ann Mayberry, 51, Sanderson, introduction of contraband to state institution, possession of drug paraphernalia, Ofcer Livingston. Brenda Walls, 53, 3660 Bohannon Circle, retail theft, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Oct. 6: William Franklin Brunson, 41, 500 S. Warner Ave. Apt. E5, battery, Ptl. Murphy, PPD. Oct. 7: Hulon Teal, 33, 2831 Scott Rd., loitering, resisting without violence, Dep. Gunter, TCSO. Lacriesha Cruce, 18, 509 West Church Street, VOCC/ VOP, Ptl. Murphy, PPD. Shanna Pitman, 19, Mayo, VOP (resisting without violence), VOP (petit theft), Dep. Gulbrandsen, TCSO. Lavaski Sharod Williams, 23, Tampa, VOP, Dep. Blue, TCSO. Travis Lawrence Townsend, 20, 419 East Dundee Street, VOP (dealing in stolen property), VOP (burglary of dwelling), Dep. Blue, TCSO. Danielle Thomas Belle, 29, 310 Springhill Road, VOP (sale of oxycodone), Dep. Gunter, TCSO. Scott Strevel, 29, 205 Tippet Dr., dealing in stolen property, burglary, grand theft, Dep. Gulbrandsen, TSCO. Oct. 8: James Raymond Carter, 56, 1420 S. Old Dixie Hwy., VOP, Ofcer Jarvis, TSCO. Oct. 9: Rex Buzbee, 39, DOC, back for court, Judge Parker. Corey Jacobs, 22, DOC, back for court, Judge Parker. Antonio Jackson, DOC, back for court, Judge Parker. Robert Michael White, 36, 1179 Mack Sessions Road, out of county warrant, Ofcer Hendry, TCSO. Joshua Daniel Morgan, 33, Brunswick, Ga., FTA ( no diver down ag), Dep. Gulbrandsen, TCSO. Shakir Flowers, 22, 117 Armstrong Street, VOP (trespass after warning), Ptl. Cannon, PPD. Brian S. Wright, 33, 508 E. Morgan Ave., resisting without violence, VOP (dealing in stolen property), Ptl. Dice, PPD. Joshua Lorin Cruce, 30, Bernard Johnson Road, VOP, Sgt. Tompkins, TCSO. Oct. 11: Reginald T. King, 46, 116 Buffalo Place, writ of attachment, Ptl. Geyer, PPD. Felicia Maiullo Ellison, 27, 257 Ellison Frith, DUI, Ptl. Mckenzie, PPD. Lawton Williamson, 52, P.O. Box 1061, VOP (DWLS), Dep. Blue, TCSO. Barbara Jean Schroll, 49, 203 Cypress Road, extortion, false reporting, Ptl. Grifn, PPD. Tyler Flowers, 22, 1101 E. Main Street, VOP, Ptl. Murray, PPD. Oct. 12: Edie Oglesby, 60, 702 Schwartz St., aggravated assault, Ptl. Murray PPD. Oct. 13: Maxie Lafayette Floyd, 50, 1608 Grubbs Road, battery, Dep. Hooker, TCSO. Donald Merry, 52, 2060 Green Farm Road, FTA, VOP (criminal mischief with property damage), Dep. Hooker, TCSO. Oct. 14: Israel Agustin-Garcia, 23, Lakeland, no valid drivers license, Ofcer Chafn, FHP. Nicholas White, 24, 19752 S. Jody Morgan Rd., battery, Dep. Burford, TCSO. Sultan Hassan Ashi, 36, 5283 San Pedro Rd., bond surrendered, FTA, Sgt. Tompkins, TCSO. Rose Juday. 32, Shiloh Church Road, VOP (possession of drug paraphernalia), Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Oct. 16: Jorge Menna, 52, DOC, hold for Miami Dade, Ofcer Basch, TCSO. 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