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Baking for Babies cake auction is today!The second annual Baking for Babies auction gets underway today (Wednesday), from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Facebook. Search Baking for Babies and youll nd the event. Bidders will be competing for cakes donated by 15 different bakers. Rally co-workers and friends to pool your money to ensure you win your cake. All proceeds will benet the March of Dimes, organizer Gena English said. The annual March of Dimes Walk for Babies will be held in Tallahassee Saturday, April 26. Private donations are also welcome. For more information, contact English at Genaenglish14@gmail.com. Index Living . ...................... A-4 Religion . ................... A-6 Sports . ..................... A-7 Community . .............. A-8 Editorial . .................. A-9 Classieds . ............ A-10Weather Wednesday 71 41 Thursday76 5030% News Forum Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes Wednesday April 16, 2014 50 One Section53rd year, No. 16www.perrynewspapers.com Crossing the county line Friday, TCSO Deputy Robert Lundy said the long-awaited words his brothers and sisters in law enforcement had been waiting to hear for more than two months: TC28 to Perry...10-8. The call signaled he was home (back in service).Coming home Im coming home. When Taylor County Sheriffs Deputy Robert Lundy said those three simple words Friday morning, it sparked a urry of actions from the front door of the rehab center in Gainesville to the driveway of his front yard in Steinhatchee. Hundreds of law enforcement ofcials, family, friends and community supporters lined the route to welcome this hometown hero. There was even a helicopter escorting the caravan. It was a very overwhelming and humbling momentto see and realize the many people God has put in my life. It was very emotionala happy emotional journey, Lundy said. Lundys escort from Gainesville included representatives from Perry and Taylor County law enforcement departments as well as units from Dixie and Alachua counties. Academy students in Gainesville, high school students in Cross City and elementary students in Steinhatchee all came out to cheer Lundy and his family. It was just heartwarming and indescribable to see the children at the schools come out and when we turned on the bridge (in Steinhatchee) and saw all the people, it is all something well never forget. Nearly a hundred people crowded into Lundys driveway as the welcome celebration slipped into the afternoon. Handshakes and hugs Victims targeted, 1 was shot in the face One of the victims of last weeks bloody home invasion has been released from the hospital while the second victim remains in serious condition at an area facility, recovering from multiple woundsincluding a gunshot to the face. The two suspects charged with attempted rst degree murder in the case, Jordan White, 19, and Aaron Price, 26, remain in custody. The case is ongoing and investigators are still working Please see page 12 Please see page 3Taylor County Administrator Jack Brown will soon leave his position here to take a new job as the Escambia County administrator. The Taylor County Commission held a special meeting Monday afternoon during which Brown gave his formal notice to the board, which subsequently voted to offer Assistant County Administrator Dustin Hinkel a one-year contract to ll Browns role (see related story). On Thursday, April 10, the Escambia County Commission voted unanimously to select Brown as their new administrator--ending a 19-month search--offering him a one-year contract. When asked Tuesday, Brown said he rst applied for the job in October, adding that he spoke with commissioners here individually prior to doing so. Brown resigns as county administratorPlease see page 12 Hinkel hired to replace BrownThe Taylor County Commissions search for a new county administrator to replace Jack Brown lasted about 15 minutes, with the board voting 4-1 to offer Assistant County Administrator Dustin Hinkel a one-year contract to ll the soon-to-be vacant position. The commission made the decision at a special meeting held Monday, during which Brown gave Please see page 2Dustin Hinkel Rare war bird Tag fees going downWith Florida Gov. Rick Scott signing Senate Bill 156, which rolled back many of the 2009 tax increases on motor vehicle registration renewals, Taylor County Tax Collector Mark Wiggins is recommending residents not purchase a two-year tag renewal until after the new law goes into effect in September. Last winter, we announced our intent to return $500 million to Floridians by cutting taxes, Scott said after signing the bill. Today, we are rolling back many of the 2009 tax increases on annual motor vehicle registrations. This will result in an annual Please see page 12 A suspect who is believed to have robbed two Live Oak banks--and is possibly linked to a bank robbery here at Citizens State Bank--was captured and taken into custody in Tallahassee Monday, according to Live Oak Police Chief Buddy Williams. Kenneth Lamar Ellington, 45, of Quincy, allegedly entered both banks wearing a knitted hat, dark jacket, boots, a fake beard, mustache and wig, and robbed TD Bank and the First Federal Bank South Branch by passing a note to a teller. Reports indicate this scenario was similar to Perrys bank robbery. The Perry Police Department is coordinating its investigation with the Live Oak police.Suspected bank robber caught A World War II-era TBM-3E Avenger bomber made an unscheduled pitstop at the Perry-Foley Airport this past weekend. The plane was on its way to Cactus Air Force Wings and Wheels Museum from a magneto and were awaiting a replacement part and specialized tools before they could resume


A-2 Taco Times April 16, 2014 his formal notice that he was leaving his position here to become Escambia Countys (Pensacola) new administrator. Hinkel has been assistant county administrator since September 2011. Prior to that, he was Taylor County Emergency Management director, a position he still holds. Hinkel started with the county in December 2009 as emergency management coordinator. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where he received a bachelors degree in environmental policy and a masters degree in geography. Hinkel and his wife currently reside in Leon County, but they will be moving to Taylor County to meet the residency requirement for the county administrator position. At Mondays meeting, Commission Chairman Malcolm Page asked County Attorney Conrad Bishop if the board could hire a new administrator without advertising the position. He was told they could. The board then discussed the possibilities of hiring Hinkel on an interim basis for six months or offering him the position outright on a one-year contract. (Brown was offered a oneyear contract with Escambia County.) During discussions, County Commissioner Pam Feagle suggested hiring Hinkel on an interim basis and not lling the assistant administrator position. I feel if we hire him without an assistant, were setting him up to fail, Page said. He then asked Hinkel if he would accept a one-year contract, and Hinkel said he would. Commissioner Jim Moody said he was not in favor of offering a oneyear contract without rst advertising the position. Feagle added that she had spoken with several members of the public and felt a search was in order. Commissioner Jody DeVane said he was worried about the scenario in which the county lost Brown and Hinkel and had to bring someone in who didnt know about ongoing projects and activities. I have full condence in Dustin, Commissioner Pat Patterson said. He is an educated man and a man of integrity. She then made a motion to offer Hinkel a one-year contract to be negotiated with Bishop and Page. DeVane offered a second. During discussion of the motion, Feagle said that she had nothing against Hinkel and told him that if he was hired by the board, she would support you in every way I can and help you in every way I can. Moody then asked Hinkel if he would move to Taylor County if offered the contract, and Hinkel said he would. Patterson called for an end of discussions, and the vote was 4-1, with Feagle voting against. I just want to thank the board for your support in allowing me this opportunity to serve in this capacity, Hinkel said following the vote. I know making that decision wasnt easy, but I hope that in the course of the year you have given me, I will make your minds more condent in my abilities to lead this organization. HINKEL Continued from page 1 Condent in my abilities to lead this organization The Perry Rotary Club will host the Nature Coast Cards for a Cause Motorcycle Poker Run Saturday, April 26. There is a $200 cash prize for the best hand along with door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Registration will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Pounceys Restaurant with last bike out at 11:30 a.m. All riders will be welcome to a complimentary lunch at Old Mexico restaurant. For more information, please call (850) 5845366.Rotary to host motorcycle poker run


A-3 Taco Times April 16, 2014 were given freely and there were few dry eyes all around. Lundy said his two daughters, Emily and Allison, especially enjoyed the ride home. There we were crossing the bridge with all the sirens going around us and they were in the back seat making siren noises themselves. He said he was just happy to be home with his wife, Kelly, and their girls. I couldnt do this without my wife. She has been there for me every step of the way. COMING HOME Continued from page 1Couldnt do this without my wife (Photos clockwise) Deputy Robert Lundy gets a welcome home kiss from his youngest daughter, Allison, 3, who is being held by her decorated garages, street corners and even golf and one of the pilots had been classmates at the The University of Florida Taylor County Extension Ofce will hold an aquaculture workshop on Friday, April 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Topics will include aquaponics and hydroponics, marine ornamental aquaculture, marine and freshwater baitsh culture, shellsh aquaculture and restoration programs, and aquaculture business planning. For the full agenda and registration form, visit http:// taylor.ifas.u.edu/ or call Kristy Anderson at (850) 8383500. The workshop will be held at Forest Capital Hall (203 Forest Park Drive). The registration fee is $25 per person, lunch included. Make checks payable to the Taylor County Reef Research Team.Extension ofce to host aquaculture workshop


A-4 Taco Times April 16, 2014 Living Couple celebrates 50th anniversary Emory and June Singletary celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 13. They were married April 13, 1964, in Cairo, Ga. To mark the occasion, a party was held at the Perry Womans Club on Saturday with approximately 80 attending. Children of the couple include Mark Singletary and wife Yao, Emily Milton and husband Nelson, Ryleigh Cahill, David Singletary and wife Chrissy, Brad Singletary, and Scott Singletary and wife, Kayla. The Singletarys, who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also have 21 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. June and Emory Singletary Red Hats cover the county Women of good fortune... The Red Hat Tamamas of Steinhatchee reported a great time at C&J Chinese Restaurant in Perry with each Tamama sharing her fortune with the group. If youre interested in participating in this chapter of the Red Hat Society, please call Queen Mickey at 498-0666. Meetings are held April. On the nal weekend of March, 15 members of the Roseheads of Perry (chapter 2207 of the Red Hat Society), along with one guest, gathered for lunch at Deals Famous Oyster House. Member Cynthia Sanhein, who died March 24, was fondly remembered. Announcements were made by Martelle Shiver, Cheryl Gregory, Patricia Lindsey and Donna Sprigle. Cookie Workman introduced her cousin, Jan Bearley, from South Bend, Ind. At the conclusion of the luncheon, each member was presented with an Easter basket lled with an assortment of candy, a token from the days hostess, Martelle Shiver. Members were reminded to save the date of the next meeting, April 26, which will mark the anniversary celebration of the Red Hat Society. Jan Bearley, left, was the lone guest for the Roseheads meeting on March 29. She is pictured with Martelle Shiver who planned the luncheon. Sandy Toes Red Hats started 2014 with Chef Andrew Basch from Tampa who demonstrated his culinary skills as he presented a luncheon of short ribs cooked with Barbera wine, potato and herb gnocchi. Tiramisu nished the meal, served with lady ngers, espresso coffee, Marsala wine, fresh strawberries and blackberries. Andrew is the grandson of member Anna Basch and he received praise from all who attended. This cooking explosion was held at Evangel Christian Fellowship with 34 Red Hats and one guest present. Door Chef Andrew tempts Sandy Toes with ribs, tiramisuPlease see page 5


A-5 Taco Times April 16, 2014 $500 mini-grants awarded The Taylor Education Foundation awarded four $500 mini-grants to fund innovative classroom projects for this year. The following projects will receive funding: (from left) Smart Responding, Tina Marshall, Perry Primary; Eating from the Garden; Gardening and Nutrition Education (as well as an Agriculture in the Classroom grant for an additional $500 to fund a garden project), Laurie Lilliott, Perry Primary; Building Bridges of Knowledge in Engineering and Building Futures in Architecture, Lauri Ketring, Taylor County High School, Taylor County Middle School and Taylor Technical Institute; Hit Your Target, Cathy Hagberg and Lynn Brown, Perry Primary.Red Hats remember Chiarelliprizes were won by Cherie Rowell, Wendy Johnson, Melva Ezell, Vicki Collins and Betty Mauldin. Two birthdays were recognized, spotlighting Barbara Duckworth and Alice Lengl. Hostesses were Elaine Richardson, Carolyn Fairchild and Barbara Duckworth. In February, 29 Sandy Toes traveled to Keaton Beach in spite of cold, rainy, wet weather. Hostesses included Cherie Rowell, Jill Richardson and Leanne Karstedt. Those winning door prizes were Mae Jean Holton, Marcia Parker, Toni Hall, Marleen Semas, Jeanne Hlebak and Cheryl Hinthorne. Those celebrating birthdays included Mae Jean Holton, Diane Richie and Leanne Karstedt. March brought the spring auction at Fiddlers Restaurant in Steinhatchee. Hostesses included Alice Lengl, Anna Baush and Marian Roades. Two birthdays were celebrated: Shirley Ramirez and Elaine Richardson. On a sad note, it was the last day many of us could love, laugh and visit with our sister Red Hat, Connie Chiarelli, said Sandy West Coleman for the group. God called her home on March 17 and many of us attended the memorial service on March 21, each placing a carnation on her casket for all our precious memories. Connie will truly be missed by all. RED HATS Continued from page 4 Connie ChiarelliLunches for sale on FridaySolid Rock will sell lunches on Friday, April 18, with delivery possible, beginning at 11 a.m. (Please call 838-3908 for details.) Lunches will include hot mullet, baked beans, cole slaw, hush puppies or bread, cake and soda for $10. You may also purchase a sh sandwich with French fries for $5. 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. Feb. 21 Shaqouia Fitchett, 23, 3309 S. Bryon Butler Parkway, VOP, DWLS, Sgt. Tompkins, TCSO. Angel Christina Mauldin, 32, 1924 Pisgah Rd., possession of meth, possession of RX without prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, Ptl. McKenzie, PPD. James Anthony Farrill, 29, 8063 Marsan Rd., DWLS knowingly, Ptl. McKenzie, PPD. Feb. 22 Kimberlea Floyd, 22,, 107 W. Armstrong St., DWLS knowingly, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. Feb. 23 Herbert Waddell Jr., 23, 121 Buffalo St., burglary battery, Ptl. Murphy, PPD. Feb. 24 Peter Sellers, 24, Steinhatchee, battery, Dep. Kellerman, TCSO. Feb. 25 Noe Bali, 21, DOC Monticello, in for court, Ofcer Basch, TCSO. Terry Moore, 24, DOC, in for court, Ofcer Basch, TCSO. Melinda Buckhalter, 47, 214 East Buckhalter Way, retail theft, Ptl. Ricketson, PPD. Feb. 27 Joy Lynn Tuten, 40, 3075 David Horton Rd., VOPpossession of a controlled substance, VOP-tampering with evidence, Dep. Ricketson, TCSO. Rose Juday, 32, 12086 Shiloh Church Rd., no valid drivers lisence, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Feb. 28 Johnny Collier, 31, 218 W. Folsom Street, Battery, Ptl. Murphy, PPD. Travis, Gump-Schrom, 19, 280 Leon Ward Rd., petit theft, Cpt. Cruse, PPD. Debra Suzanne Campbell, 54, 4060 JJ Blue Rd., aggravated assault with a rearm, resisting without violence, discharge of rearm in public, battery, Dep. Hooker, TCSO. Ian Christopher Cannon, 35, 212 Lewis Dr., battery, Ptl, Grifn, PPD. March 2 Shamireia Jackson, 28, 116 W. Swift St., VOPuttering forgey, Dep. Gunter, TCSO. March 3 Clyde Miller, 26, 305 Sandra St., sentenced to Department of Corrections, Judge Parker. Allen C. Winnie, 52, 1974 Kinsey Rd., VOP-DWLS, Ofcer Clement, TCSO. Scott Lee Strevel, 30, 2059 Tippet, burglary/ battery, Dep. Cash, TCSO. Jessica Lynn Carter, 24, 168 Agner Acres, retail theft, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. March 4 Chedrick James, 32, Tallahassee, back for court, United States Marshall. Padro Nash, 21, 208 Lewis Dr., VOP-burglary, grand theft, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. March 5 Eulogio Muncal Vizcarra, 71, 3151 Green Farm Rd., hold for USMS, Cpt. Rice, TCSO. Dawn M. Davis, 39, 328 E. Park St., VOP-DUI, Ofcer Pitts, TCSO. Tamera E. Middleton, 43, 19655 Jody Morgan Grade, VOP-sale of oxycodone, Ptl. Murray, PPD. Mose E. Allen, 50, 108 El Matador Dr., VOPpossession of cocaine, Ofcer Livingston, TCSO. Christina L. Tate, 24, 106 Tippett Dr., VOPpossession of controlled substance, Dep. Gunter, TCSO. Hulon Teal, 34, 5191 Shade Tree Lane, 2 cts burglary of structure, burglary of conveyance, felony criminal mischief, possession controlled substance, 2 cts criminal mischief, 2 cts petit theft over $100, 2 cts petit theft, Dep. Hooker, TCSO. Dennis Devere Necket, 60, 259 Millinor Rd., felony battery, Dep. Owens, TCSO. Alice Ferguson Cruce, 51, 259 Millinor Rd., aggravated battery, Dep. Owens, TCSO. March 6 Allan R. Davis 41, DOC, back for court, Ofcer Dorman, TCSO. Travis Ryan Horne, 21, DOC, back for court, Ofcer Basch, TCSO. Dustin Keith Aldrich, 27, DOC, back for court, Ofcer Basch, TCSO. Gussie G. White, 31, 126 Williams St., VOPresisting without violence, Ptl. Ricketson, PPD. March 7 Kenyatta T. Johnson, 22, 500 S. Warner Ave., Apt. L2, aggravated battery, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Willie Williams, 28, 905 N. Veterans Dr., possession of controlled substance, possession of less than 20 grams of canabis, possession of parphernalia, Det. Norris, PPD. William Albert May, 35, Hudson, disorderly intoxication, Dep. Kellerman, TCSO. March 8 George Geschwind, 33, 70 Agner Acres, sentenced to 90 days, Judge Blue. Jarrod Dice, 19, Tallahassee, resisting with violence, disorderly intoxication, Dep. Gunter, TCSO. Lee Johnson, 20, Inglish, possession of alcohol by a minor, disorderly intoxication, Dep. Kellerman, TCSO. March 9 Shelia Dickey, 37, Steinhatchee, felony criminal mischief, reckless driving, Dep. Cash, TCSO. At the booking desk


A-6 Taco Times April 16, 2014 Religion RETHINK EASTER Passion play will be presented Friday at First Church of God In an effort to Rethink Easter, a group of community churches are planning an observance by the same name on Easter Sunday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the downtown Farmers Market (Rosehead Pavilion). What churches? Its going to be awesome, said Rodney McKinley, In addition to praise and worship music, an Easter emphasis, we will have a baptismal service for all those This is our rst year, but look at the scope of the churches which are participating!6 churches present service downtown16,000 eggs will be hiding for the huntPreceding Sundays Rethink Easter worship/baptismal We will hide 16,000 eggs, Rodney McKinley, one of the The egg hunt--in its third year--will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the general public. Three age-appropriate hunts are slated, so that youngsters arent food will also be provided. lunch and then re-open at 2 p.m. for an hour for exceptional it was well received, McKinley said. Room scene at 10:45 depicting Jesus appearance to his WALK WITH CROSS to Hodges Park, Friday provided for those who are unable to complete the walk. cordially invited. 4 opportunitiesto worship at New Home these worship opportunities on Easter Sunday: (1) SonRise Risen,and Easter worship at 10 a.m. followed by (4)Day Three, the adult choirs cantata at 11 a.m. COURTYARD SON-RISE Refreshments will be served following the service in the banquet room which is adjacent to the courtyard. Pastor CANTATA, EGG HUNT everyone is invited for lunch by the congregation and Pastor David McMullen. ObituariesCennie Mae Klopfer 12, 2014, at her home in Perry. She was born July Mrs. Klopfer was a School System where she worked in food service for more than 20 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Klopfer; and Survivors include: three Rita Walker and Shirley Keith Murphy and Timmy Murphy, both of Perry; grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. service will be held at 3 ofciating. interment will follow at a later date. The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. at arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert the other victims from the Timberland Ford shooting tragedy. Raymond Joseph Parker, Sr.Raymond Joseph Parker Florida on Jan. 12, 1943, to Robert Fulton Parker and a lifelong resident of Taylor Parker worked as an electrician and pipetter until his retirement. Survivors include: his sons, Raymond Joseph Parker Jr. of Steinhatchee and Karlene Marchant of Steinhatchee; 12 grandchildren; and 5 greatgrandchildren. his parents and a brother, Robert F. Parker. Family members will receive friends from 1-2 which is in charge of arrangements. immediately follow at BREAKFAST, SUNRISE The Pentecostals of Perry will have a sunrise service pm. featuring presentations by children and adults.


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A-8 Taco Times April 16, 2014 Community Hugs, handshakes, cheers and tears conveyed what words could not Friday, April 11, during the homecoming celebration for Taylor County along the bridge to wave as the convoy of law lined the sidewalk in front of the school holding handmade signs supporting their hometown as well-wishers held him close and welcomed him


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A-12 Taco Times April 16, 2014 savings of $25 per typical motor vehicle. Since the bill does not go into effect until Sept. 1, Wiggins is suggesting residents not take the option to renew their registration for two years prior to that date since they would be paying the higher price for both years. I want to give Taylor County residents the opportunity to take advantage of the savings (the bill) offers, Wiggins said. I would be disheartened if someone missed out on the opportunity to save money because they were not informed of the legislation and its savings. Residents will still have the option to renew their registrations for two years, Wiggins said. There is no cost advantage with twoyear registration renewals; they are offered as a matter of convenience, he added. to recover evidence that was discarded by the suspect, Perry Police Department Capt. Jamie Cruse said. This was not a random act. These (the victims) were targeted individuals. Few details relating to the investigation have been released; however, Cruse conrmed that the victims were transported to the hospital by a private vehicle. We were rst notied when they arrived at the emergency room with gunshot wounds. The rst arrest in the case came less than four hours after the 10 p.m. break-in. The second suspect (Price) was in custody just six hours later, around 7:30 a.m. Thursday. The home invasion occurred at a residence on Glenn Street. During the robbery, a male and a female victim (whose identities have not been released) were shot; the suspect(s) apparently searched the home and stabbed the victims with a knife before eeing the scene. A six-year-old child who was also present at the home during the forcible break-in and attack was not injured. I would never apply for a job without letting my boss know I was applying, Brown said. I think its a beautiful area, he said of Escambia County. I think any individual wants to take on bigger challenges. I think its a great opportunity. Escambia County, which includes the city of Pensacola, is home to 297,000 residents. Its been great, he said of his time working for Taylor County. Ive enjoyed working with the different boards. Brown previously served as county manager from March 1997 to September 2001. He was elected to the Taylor County Commission in 2002, representing District IV. In early 2006, he announced he would not seek re-election and later applied for the county administrator position after then Administrator Buddy Humphries announced his retirement. The commission hired Brown out of a narrowed list of ve applicants in October 2006. Its been great to represent Taylor County as county administrator, to be a member of this community and to be able to serve the public and serve you individually, Brown said at Mondays commission meeting. Its with mixed feelings Im leaving you. I was born and raised in Taylor County. I love this community. Brown then requested the commission consider allowing him to leave in 30 days rather than the 90 days as stated in his contract with the county, noting that he had 620 hours of accrued vacation time. He added that he felt Hinkel was prepared to take care of the countys business in his absence. When Commissioner Chairman Malcolm Page asked for opinions from the board, Commissioner Pam Feagle spoke rst, saying she would like the board to at least address the idea of holding Brown to the 90 days to give the commission additional time to search for a replacement. The rest of the board, however, stated they were comfortable with allowing Brown to leave after 30 days, with Commissioner Pat Patterson making a motion to that effect. Commissioner Jody DeVane seconded and the measure passed 4-1, with Feagle voting against. Taylor County has been great to me and my family, Brown said Tuesday. Ill miss a lot of people here. I have good friends here. I will miss our staff. We have a lot of good people who work hard behind the scenes where the public doesnt always see them. The county has a good commission who debate the issues, but at the end of the vote, work together. BROWN Continued from page 1Brown takes top county job in Escambia New CERT members Ten members of the newly formed Coastal Communities CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) recently graduated from their training program, making them ready for activation in the event of a disaster. Shown above are: front row, l to r, (kneeling) Shimrit Hanes (Dixie County), Mark Deborah Spradley, Taylor County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Spradley, Bill Roberts, VICTIMS TARGETED Continued from page 1 TAG FEES Continued from page 1 Estimated savings: $25 per vehicle Six-year-old present during home invasionCut-A-Thon set SaturdayJames Barber Shop will hold a Cut-A-Thon to benet Team Lundy Saturday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with all proceeds benetting Deputy Robert Lundy and family. A bake sale and rafe for prize drawings will also be held.