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Voter registration drive set Friday in SteinhatcheeThe Supervisor of Elections Ofce will hold a voter registration drive in Steinhatchee this Friday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dollar General. Individuals may register to vote, update their existing voter records, update their signatures or request an absentee mail ballot for the 2014 elections, Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland said.SAC meets ThursdayTaylor Technical Institutes School Advisory Council (SAC) will meet Thursday, March 13, at 4 p.m. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the schools conference room.Beshears to speak here ThursdayThe Taylor County Republicans will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Rigoni Cookhouse. Representative Halsey Beshears is scheduled to be the guest speaker. The meeting is open to all conservatives and Republicans. Free refreshments will be served. For questions, please call Richard ONeill, vice chairman, at (850) 2232648.Main Street launches Downtown Monthly Business Updates March 19Main Street Perrys Economic Restructuring Committee will begin hosting a Downtown Monthly Business Update starting Wednesday, March 19. Coffee and donuts will be served at the morning meeting, which will start at 7:30 a.m. with an update from the City of Perry. Main Street volunteers will share their latest news at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Main Street ofce (located within the Taylor County Development Authority space at Historic Perry Station). Complimentary copies of the new Downtown Perry business directory will be available. RSVP to Vivian Shefeld at 584-9766 or e-mail Vivian@ shefeldrealty.com.Ready for Spring Break?Parents are reminded that the Taylor County School Districts 2013-14 Spring Break runs March 17-21. The nal day for students is Friday, March 14. Classes resume Monday, March 24. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section53rd year, No. 11www.perrynewspapers.comWednesdayMarch 12, 2014 Weather Wednesday 81 5940% Thursday62 4070% News Forum Man critical after stabbing American Aluminum Accessories welcomed K-9 teams from across the area to a three-day training and workshop experience last week. Sessions were held at AMTEC facility with a focus on scent (drugs, bombs, etc.) detection and suspect apprehension exercises. A Perry man is listed in critical, but stable condition at Shands Hospital in Gainesville after being stabbed multiple times during an altercation late Friday night, March 7. John Hathcock was transported by a private vehicle to Doctors Memorial Hospital at 11 p.m. Friday and then airlifted to Gainesville. The Taylor County Sheriffs ofce was dispatched to a residence on Reddick Drive. When Deputy Jimmy Cash arrived, he was told that the victim (Hathcock) had already been taken to the hospital. The second individual involved in the stabbing incident, Whitney Buckhalter, 26, was still present at the home when Cash arrived. A weapon (a knife) was recovered at the scene. No charges have been led in the case, but Capt. Ron Rice John Hathcock Whitney BuckhalterPlease see page 10 Former TCI ofcer charged in federal court on FridayChristopher Brunson, 38, of Perry, has been indicted for violating the civil rights of a Taylor County Correctional Institution (TCI) inmate. The indictment was announced this week by Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. The indictment alleges that on Jan. 30, 2013, Brunson, who was then employed as a correctional ofcer at TCI, struck and assaulted an inmate resulting in bodily injury. Please see page 10 Family to le $10 million lawsuit in Aucilla bridge construction death The parents of an 18-year-old Wakulla man killed in a January construction accident at the U.S. 98 Aucilla River bridge in Taylor County have announced their intention to le a $10 million lawsuit against the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the construction company in charge of the work. David Andrew Drew Kimberl was killed Jan. 16 when he was crushed by a steel bridge girder panel during a crane operation at the site. FDOT hired GLF Construction Corporation of Miami to build the new bridge; the project is still ongoing and is expected to be completed this spring. Tallahassee lawyer Sidney L. Matthew, representing Kimberls parents, announced their intention to le the suit Monday, alleging negligence on the part of FDOT, GLF Construction Corporation and its employees led to Kimberl being placed in virtually certain risks of injury and/or death. You cant bring Drew back, but you can bring the truth out, Matthew told the Taco Times Tuesday. The company has been cited three times for safety violations that put their employees in danger of serious injury or death, Drew Kimberl Please see page 10 The Taylor County Development Authority (TCDA) recently joined with the North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP), of which it is a member, to host Experience North Florida at Honey Lake Plantation in Madison County. The purpose of Experience North Florida is to connect site location consultants representing our targeted industries with North Florida economic development professionals, state and regional project managers, state and local elected ofcials, corporate business leaders and other key decision makers committed to attracting investment to our region, said Taylor County Economic Developer Scott Frederick, who updated county commissioners on the event during their meeting last week, calling it a major success. Shown above at Experience North Florida are: (from l to r) Frederick, Taylor County Commissioner and TDCA Board Member Pam Feagle, Enterprise Florida President and CEO Gray Swoope and NFEDP Chairman Alex McCoy. Experience North Florida GP invests $1 million to re-start chip mill Georgia-Pacic last month re-started the Foley chip mill after the facility sat idle for nearly four years. GPs wood and ber supply capability group, which is a separate operation from the Foley cellulose mill, has invested more than $1 million in capital and expenses to upgrade the facility. Ten people have been hired to operate the facility. Additional job opportunities are expected in the local logging and hauling Please see page 9 Sullivan to seek Dist. 5 city seat Longtime businessman and community volunteer David S. Sullivan has announced his candidacy for the Perry City Council, District 5 seat. I will be a positive, proactive and sound representative for the residents of District 5 and for our community as a whole, Sullivan said He has a long track record with a number of local business and volunteer organizations, including the Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, Perry Soccer Association, Taylor County Middle School soccer program, Main Street Perry and Buckeye Community Federal Credit Union. He served on the chambers board of directors and is a past board chairman. The Perry Soccer Association is also another great community organization where I served as coach, certied referee,on David Sullivan Please see page 10 main streetPERRY K-9
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A-4 Taco Times March 12, 2014 Living Nicole Renee Christmas and Ashley Mock will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in a 5 p.m. ceremony at Crosspoint Baptist Fellowship. The bride-to-be is employed with Taylor Medical Center. The prospective groom is employed with Airgas. No local invitations will be issued; all friends and relatives of the couple are cordially invited to attend.Christmas, Mock to marry April 19Ashley Mock, Nicole Renee ChristmasBloodworth will work her magic for Perry Garden Club on 19thBring your owering branches and come to the March 19 meeting of the Perry Garden Club. Thats the invitation from Perrys greenest thumbs who will welcome Mina Bloodworth of Madison as guest designer. We have a great program planned, said Judy Nowlin, co-president of the club. Mina is an accredited National Flower Show judge and a design instructor. She will demonstrate the many ways to use plant materials available to us from our own yards, and also containers commonly found in our homes. Nowlin urges all interested persons to attend, and encourages each to bring owers, owering branches and cut foliage from their yards and gardens. Mina is very creative and the results will surprise you--she makes it look so easy. The club will offer hospitality at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will follow at 10 a.m. with a short business session. We have many growers who need a little help with design so this will be a wonderful learning opportunity, Nowlin added. The Perry Garden Club is a member of the Deep South Region of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., and the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. Were back! After several months of not meeting due to illness and scheduling conicts, the Steinhatchee Red Hats report that they are back and raring to go! We met in February at the Hot Dog Stand in Keaton Beach, which has recently been taken over by Jody Devane who has lots of items on the menu besides hot dogs. Our number was small, but we had much to catch up on, Sue Guilbeau reported for the group. The Red Hats are opening membership and encouraging other women to join. Remember, no dues or raising money; we just want to have fun! If youre interested, please contact Mickey Nyberg at 352-498-0666. The group meets the last Tuesday of each month.
Bette Hemphill TougasBette Hemphill Tougas died March 7, 2014. A memorial service will be held at St. Pauls United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15. Mrs. Tougas was born in Summerville, Ga., the only child of Kate and Roy Hemphill. After nishing high school in Summerville, she enrolled in Florida State College for Women (FSCW), graduating in 1946. After graduation she moved to Philadelphia where she worked for the Atlantic Rening Company. Returning to Tallahassee in 1948, she worked for the Florida Industrial Commission, later on being transferred to the Perry ofce. She also worked for several years for a doctor in Perry. She was married to the love of her heart, Gil Tougas and they spent many happy times at their beach house at Dark Island in Taylor County, watching their children and then their grandchildren crabbing, shing, scalloping and sailing. Together, she and her husband owned a plane and Mrs. Tougas took ying lessons. Upon returning to Tallahassee in 1963, she spent her time doing volunteer work at the Tallahassee Museum, the Tallahassee Alzheimers Project and Big Bend Hospice. She was a member of Saint Pauls United Methodist Church where she was in the choir for a number of years. She was active in the Koinonia Sunday School class. Survivors include: her two daughters, Kay Kaldor (Michael) of Miami and Debra Tougas, of Tallahassee; three step-children, Cynthia Breeden (Bill) of Virginia, Judy Leclere (Wayne) of Tallahassee, and Lee Tougas (Jane) of Ohio. Ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also survive her. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Pauls United Methodist Church, 1700 N. Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303 or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Bevis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Erma Masters Erma Mama Lou Masters, age 90, of Elkton, died March 3, 2014, at her home, with her family by her side. She died exactly 15 years to the day that her husband, L.A. Masters, died. Born and raised in Taylor County, she moved to St. Johns County in the mid1940s. A homemaker, Mrs. Masters also worked as a beautician in Hastings. She was a Master Gardener and served as president of the Hastings/ Elkton Garden Club. She was also a very active longtime member of Christ United Methodist in Hastings. Survivors include: her son, Lawrence Larry Masters, and his wife, Mary Ellen, of St. Augustine; sisters, Mary Inman and Shuge Mangum, both of Perry; grandchildren, Prim Parker, Scott Parker, and his wife, Tiffany, Lawrence Masters, and his wife, Millie, Mary Lou Brown, and her husband, Greg; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, with Father Kiran Medipalli ofciating. Memorial donations may be made to Haven Hospice, 2497 US 1 South, St. Augustine, FL, 32086; St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 6076 Church Rd., Elkton, FL, 32033; or a favorite charity. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Lufair Elizabeth WilsonMrs. Lufair Elizabeth Wilson, 90, of Archer, formerly of Salem, died Saturday, March 8, 2014. Born and raised in Salem, Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker who raised six boys. She was employed outside her home at various jobs including driving a bus for Taylor County District Schools, working at Martin Electronics, Florida Reptile Land and Doctors Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Spring Warrior Church of Christ. Survivors include; her sons, Ray Morgan of Salem, Calvin (Patricia) Wilson of Salem, Troy (Susan) Morgan of Cross City, Ron (Deborah) Wilson of Panama City and Alan J. (Larayne) Wilson of Archer a daughter-in-law, Cathy Wilson; her niece, Faye Kirkland; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Buford Charles Wilson; a son, Donald Worth Wilson; and brothers, Worth Morgan and Virgil Morgan. A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dan Chaney Ofciating. Arrangements were under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.Freddye Ann Patterson NeSmithFreddye Ann Patterson NeSmith died March 9, 2014, in Jacksonville. Graveside services will be Thursday, March 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Perry.A-5 Taco Times March 12, 2014 The family of C.A. McElveen Jr. wishes to express our heartfelt thanks. Thank each and every one of you for your prayers and acts of kindness during his illness and death. Special thanks to Big Bend Hospice, Burns Funeral Home, Cricket and Michelle Watson, Corliss Stephens and Cynde All. A very special thanks to Harry Hernandez whom God sent to C.A. Thanks again and God bless you all. Samuel J., Jenny and family Chad and family Dori, Johnny and family Wayne, Wanda and family Linda, Clyde and family Cards of Thanks Obituaries Erma MastersMens Day slated March 23 Little Bethel A.M.E. Church will observe Mens Day on Sunday, March 23, at 3 p.m. The featured speaker will be Deacon Cornelius Johnson of Mt. Olive M.B. Church and his message is entitled, Gods Glory, Mans Tribulation. For additional information, please contact Steward Lawrence Hughes Jr. at 584-4 Appreciation for pastor set Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ is planning an appreciation celebration for Elder Maurice and First Lady Perkins on Sunday, March 16, at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
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A-8 Taco Times March 12, 2014 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 Holiday Inn Express. 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 the rst and 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. (No February meeting) Search & Rescue Riders #1135 of Christian Motorcyclists Assoc.: 4th Saturday, 9 a.m. at Barclays 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 (AA): meets on Mondays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., at Sernity House (1824 N. Jefferson Street). Call Bill at 850688-3848. 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgCommunity 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 Reigning MoonPie Princess Holly Gantz added another title to her name Saturday, winning the Grand Overall crown in the Kings & Queens of the Crown event held in Tallahassee. She competed against six other girls in her -7 years age group. The Point of Grace second grader is the daughter of Christina and Cecil Gantz. She will crown the 2014 MoonPie Princess during ceremonies planned Friday, March 28, at Forest Capital Hall. Florida educators involved in environmental or social studies, science, math, multi-disciplinary or related topics are being asked to join with the Florida Forest Service, Florida Forestry Association, Project Learning Tree of Florida and Friends of Florida State Forests for the 2014 Forestry Teachers Tour to discover rsthand where products they use every day come from. Learn about environmental issues and how foresters work to meet the needs of the community and the environment while enjoying rst-class luxuries. Participate in hands-on activities from the Project Learning Tree Activity Guide that will assist you in connecting what you see and learn in the eld with the curricula in the classroom, organizers said. The Forestry Teachers Tour will be held June 17-20 with lodging in Fenandina Beach. There is a $50 refundable deposit collected when the teacher is notied of acceptance. A refund will be given once the teacher attends the tour. All other costs are covered by sponsors, but teachers are responsible for travel to and from the event. Organizers are calling the tour the ideal adventure to link teachers to the forest as well as an opportunity to learn about forestry in an unbiased setting while earning 30 CEU hours. The deadline to apply is March 15. Acceptance notications will be sent out April 4. Apply on line at https:// www.floridastateforests. org/teachers-tourapplication. Interested teachers are asked to be aware that many of the facilities are hot and humid and the physical nature of the facilities/mills will include walking long distances and climbing/ descending stairs and/or ladders. Application deadline is this Saturday, March 15 Taylor Gymnasts were very busy during the month of February with multiple competitions as well as preparations for hosting a meet in their own gym the weekend of Feb. 22. Perry welcomed approximately 300 gymnasts from across the northern section of Florida. Gymnasts and their families traveled to Taylor County to compete in the second annual State AAU Qualifying Meet for a chance to advance to the AAU State Gymnastics Championships that will be held in Daytona Beach April 26-27. Our team parents did a fabulous job making our guests feel welcome and providing a top-notch competition, owner Lisa Arrowood said. Our local team girls enjoyed showing off their talent to the home crowd and took home a number of awards. Winners included: Emily Johnson, rst place vault; second place oor; third place beam and AllAround; Emma Gray, third place vault; Felicity Emory, second place vault; Toni Owens, second place vault, bars and oor. Rebecca Shoaff, second place on beam and oor, third on vault, bars and All-Around; Riley Mathis third place on vault and in the All-Around, second on bars and rst place on oor. athlete: Victoria Taylor, rst place on vault, oor and AllAround, second on beam and third place on bars. Wright, rst place beam and oor, second place on vault, Mattingly, rst place on oor, second place vault and beam, third place on bars and All-Around; Ayonna Carter, rst place on vault, bars, oor and All-Around, second place beam; Ceven second place vault, bars, oor and All-Around. Malayshia White, rst place on oor, second place vault, bars, beam and All-Around; Jenny Jackson, rst place on vault, bars, beam and AllAround, second place oor. Other gymnasts representing Taylor Gymnastics included Lilly Copeland, Breanna Denton, Alexis Gagne, Addyson Spradley, AJ Swinson, Upshaw, DeAva Williams, Bodiford, Elisabeth Cook, Alana Demps, Emma Grace Ducksworth, Anna Ellison, Wright. Coach Lisa Jackson said her Level 1 and 2 team girls are showing great promise and are off to a good competitive career. The early years are tough but through commitment and perseverance, we hope to see these young girls continue to improve and one day represent our club in the optional levels, Coach Brooke Rose added. team members traveled to Daytona for a competition while members of the boys team had two competitions in Tallahassee, the Capital City Cup held Feb 15-16 and the Gym Force Classic held Feb 22-23. Aiden Dunaway won the Level 4 All-Around championship title at the Capital City Cup as well as rst place on oor, high bar and vault. He also nished second on pommel horse and third place on rings. Team member CJ Hendry took second place on vault while Davis Cruce placed third on oor. Other team members include Mitchell Hill and Colin Wilson. The Level 4 boys team took sixth place in the team awards. Level 5 gymnast Evan Richardson placed rst on vault, second on high bar, oor and third in the AllAround. Coach Ashley McCranie said, I am so very proud of our boys. They are working hard in the gym and it showed here at competition. During the Gym Force Classic, Level 4 gymnasts Mitchell Hill placed second on vault; and Aiden Dunaway, rst place on vault. Taylor Gymnastics is mid-way through the competitive season. All gymnasts are working extra hard to perfect their routines and skills so they can have their name proudly displayed on the gym banner as a state champion, Arrowood said. Some 300 gymnasts and their families traveled to Perry for the second annual State AAU Qualifying Meet. February frenzy keeps Taylor gymnasts on the go with competitions Princess adds new title Students wishing to apply for the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Scholarship are asked to call the Supervisor 3515 or visit online at www. taylorelections.com. To be eligible, students must be either a political science; public or business administration; or journalism/mass communications major. Full eligibility requirements are available online as well as in the ofce, which is located on the second oor of the county courthouse. The deadline to return applications for the scholarship is Monday, March 17.Need $$$ for college? Apply by Monday, March 17 SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE ALERT
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A-10 Taco Times March 12, 2014 said the altercation was still under investigation. Both men involved had only recently been released from prison. Buckhalter served two years for grand theft (rearm) and burglary charges; he was released from the Department of Corrections in May 2013. Hathcock received a oneyear, ve-month sentence on a host of charges dating back to 2008, including sale/manufacture/delivery of marijuana, kill/wound endangered species and felony battery (two counts). He was released from prison four months ago, on Nov. 11, 2013. the board of directors and as chairman. I have been an ofcial coach of the Taylor County Middle School boys soccer team and have truly loved it, Sullivan said. I am currently chairman of the board of Buckeye Community Federal Credit Union along with serving as president of Main Street, a non-prot organization that is committed to downtown revitalization and historic preservation. Sue Ellen, my wife of 23 years, and I have three beautiful children, Jennifer, 19, is currently attending the Baptist College of Florida. Michael, 15, is a member of the S.T.E.M club at Taylor County High School and also plays on the soccer team and varsity golf team. Kate, 6, is a student at Perry Primary and loves gymnastics at the Taylor Gymnastics Center. My family and I attend First Baptist Church where we have served for 21 years in various leadership positions. I am currently serving there as a deacon. He continued, I own and have successfully operated The Roach Coach, a professional pest control company that has served the citizens of Taylor County for 28 years. I have served my country in the United States Air Force and am now classied as a disabled veteran. I love our country, our county and our city and can think of no better place to raise my family. Based on my past experience and my current involvement with city, county and state government, I know I can serve the residents of District 5 with integrity, honor and respect. If elected, I promise to guard my character and integrity. I will always strive to do what is fair and best for our community as a whole, Sullivan concluded. Taylor County has received an additional $254,000 in state funding to help widen and resurface East Ellison Road, more than doubling its original budget. At its meeting last week, the Taylor County Commission approved a reimbursement agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to receive the new funding through the agencys Small County Outreach Program (SCOP). Under this program, the county receives money from FDOT to widen and resurface previously stateowned roadways. At its Feb. 19, 2013, meeting, the commission approved a SCOP agreement with FDOT to provide $163,919 for resurfacing East Ellison Road (CR 255A) from North Ellison Road for approximately one mile. The agreement approved last week provides an additional $254,856 of FDOT funding to offset the widening cost of the proposed improvements, County Engineer Kenneth Dudley said. Dudley told the commission at last weeks meeting that he was contacted the previous week by FDOT ofcials stating they had been made aware of excess funds turned back in to them left over from other completed projects and would like to provide additional funds to the East Ellison Road project. According to the agreement, the county has until Dec. 31 to have a construction contract in place and must complete the project by June 30, 2015. County awarded $254,000 from FDOT to help widen, resurface E. Ellison Road STABBING Continued from page 1 No charges yet, investigation ongoing Victim impaled by an uncapped rebar In concert Friday The North Florida Community College Artist Series will present Shannon and Heather Slaughter & County Clare in concert Friday, March 14 at Van H. Priest Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the concert begins at 7 p.m. County Clare, who has appeared at Taylor Countys Florida State Bluegrass Festival, is comprised of a talented core group of musicians and singers who believe in keeping a foot in the past and an eye on the future. including being crushed or impaled. Matthew said Kimberl suffered both, having been hit by the dropped load and impaled by an uncapped rebar. Although not named in Mondays notice, the crane operator, rigger and signalman are also listed as defendants in the upcoming suit. The family claims neither Kimberl, who had been working at the site for only six days when he was killed, nor the other employees involved, were given safety training prior to the incident. David Andrew Kimberl was killed because FDOT and GLF Construction Corporation concealed from him the non-obvious risk of serious injury or death by a dropped load by failing to keep clear of loads about to be lifted or suspended loads and because FDOT and GLF Construction Corporation knowingly failed to ensure that redundant fail-safe procedures were in place prohibiting employees including Kimberl from working in the non-obvious zone of danger during an unexpected equipment failure, Matthew said in the notice. In this case, both FDOT and GLF Construction Corporation placed three 18/19-year-old, un-safety trained teenage boys in a foreseeable zone of danger while concealing the unappreciated substantial risk of grave injury or death from them. Before these boys were allowed to work at all in the zone of danger, they should have been provided safety training other than actual operating or on-the-job training. Matthew also noted that GLF was ned $25,000 by OSHA in 2003 after being cited for repeated violations of failing to properly prevent employees from entering the swing radius of a cranes rotating superstructure on a project in Brunswick, Ga. The company GLF, its manager, its supervisor, crane operator, rigger and signal person committed culpable negligence and/ or gross negligence in the mode of lifting the load and dropping the load onto David Andrew Kimberl causing his death, he continued in the notice. As part of the contractual requirements of the job, FDOT required GLF to maintain a policy of general liability insurance affording public liability insurance with limits of $1 million per accident and $10 million per occurrence. Claimants respectfully request that the State of Florida evaluate this claim and forthwith make a nal disposition of this claim within six months by requiring payment of the policy limits ($l0 million) of the insurance coverage to the claimants. SULLIVAN Continued from page 1 LAWSUIT Continued from page 1 Promise to guard my character, integrity Brunson was arraigned in federal court Friday, March 7, and a trial date was scheduled for April 14. If convicted, Brunson faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Florida Department of Corrections, Ofce of Inspector General. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Rhew-Miller An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt, ofcials said. FEDERAL COURT Continued from page 1 Trial date set for April 14