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Mullet dinners served FridayAMVET Riders Chapter 20 will be selling fried mullet dinners this Friday, June 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinners (which include fried mullet, two sides and a drink) can be picked up at the clubhouse located at 1410 Jefferson Street. The cost will be $8 per plate. Delivery is available for orders of ve or more.Save the date for Golf ScrambleThe Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce invites you to save the date for its 21st annual Chamber Golf Scramble planned Friday, Aug. 8. The golf tournament will be held at the Perry Golf & Country Club. For more information, please call (850) 584-5366.Business After Hours event is this ThursdayMamas Italian Restaurant will host the Thursday, June 12, Business After Hours event sponsored by the PerryTaylor County Chamber of Commerce. Join us for fabulous refreshments, networking and fellowship, Chamber Director Dawn Taylor said. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. and Florida State Bluegrass Festival sponsors will be recognized.Fizz, Boom, Read!The Taylor County Public Library is getting ready for its annual summer reading program. The theme this year is Fizz, Boom, Read! The program will kick off Thursday, June 19, with a performance by Jiggleman. The Mad Scientist will visit the Library on June 26 and an appearance from a magician/ juggler will follow on July 10. The grand nale will feature a balloon artist and storyteller on July 17. All programs will begin at 10 a.m. in the morning and are open to children of all ages along with their parents. For more information, contact the library at 8383512.Library workshop schedule announcedThe following adult workshop schedule are scheduled at held at the public library: Yourself Body Care Products with Cheryl Pulliam at 6:30 p.m. ($10 material fee); workshop at 2 p.m. with Sam Land and Facebook workshop at 3 p.m. Index Living . ...................... A-4 Religion . ................... A-6 Sports . ..................... A-7 Community . .............. A-8 Editorial . .................. A-9 Classieds . ............ A-10Weather Wednesday 88 7170% Thursday88 70 50% Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes Wednesday June 11, 2014 50 One Section53rd year, No. 24www.perrynewspapers.com News Forum Horse wrangle continues; Holtons found in violation Code Enforcement Magistrate Leenette McMillan-Fredriksson found Stacy and Tonya Holton in violation of city code during hearings held last week and gave the couple 45 days to bring their property into compliance. Her ruling came at the end of a 90-day extension period the couple requested in March to raise the estimated $1,300 needed to le a land use/zoning change for their property located off U.S. 27 East. Tonya Holton, who has announced her candidacy for the Perry City Council, is a former member of the citys Code Enforcement Board and a current member of its Planning & Zoning Board, Tree Board and Board of Adjustment. In March, Holton led a three-count, $75,000 federal lawsuit against the City of Perry and City Manager Bob Brown alleging violations of her rst amendment rights as VA clinic return one step closer to reality Cheers for the TCHS Class of 2014!Friends and family of the 107 graduating seniors in the Taylor County High School Class of 2014 gathered at Dorsett Stadium Saturday, June 7, for commencement ceremonies. Following speeches from Salutatorian John O. Hilton Jr., Valedictorian Katherine Claire Cruce and Senior Class President Jessica A. Welch, the students received their diplomas from Superintendent of Schools Paul Dyal. During the ceremony the late Caleb Sullivan was posthumously awarded his diploma, which was presented to his brother. When the last graduate received his diploma, TCHS Principal Audie Ash led the students in the changing of their tassels, at which time the assemblage burst into cheers with many throwing their caps into the air, their high school careers at a close. On Monday, Taylor County took a big step toward bringing a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic back to the community. After more than a year of discussions between local ofcials and VA representatives, the Taylor County Commission approved a lease agreement during a special meeting June 9. The lengthy document, which tops 60 pages, details the modications needed to make the county-owned building suitable to the VA, which will lease it from the county. The future site of the proposed clinic is located at 1218 Peacock Avenue, across the street from the Florida Department of Health in Taylor County. The lease agreement includes specic requirements for the building improvements, such as the size and type of doors, ceiling panels and windows, including the type of blinds and level of suncontrol lm to be installed. The cost to renovate the building is expected to be $90,000, with the county funding the work up front and the VA reimbursing the the county once the project is completed. The commission briey discussed the lease last week during its regular meeting, with County Attorney Conrad Bishop expressing concern over whether the county would be liable for any cost overruns during the renovations. During Mondays special meeting, Bishop said he had spoken with a VA representative who assured Day camps up & running at the Taylor County Sports Complex and is being taught by local soccer coach Rodney King. A boon for tourism: Steinhatchee added to saltwater paddling trail Local ofcials have approved a proposed extension to the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail to include the Steinhatchee River to Steinhatchee Falls. The scenic water trail currently runs for 105 miles from the Aucilla River to the edge of the Suwannee River. Both the Taylor County and Dixie County commissions approved a memorandum of understanding outlining their maintenance commitments, and the proposal now moves to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Ofce of Greenways and Trails for consideration in July. In connection with the proposed trail expansion, Steinhatchee and Jena will host the Hidden Coast Paddle Adventure Oct. 2-5. According to organizers, planned events include more than 15 guided paddle trips, lectures, meals and more. Centered at the Good Times Motel and Marina, more than 100 paddlers plus their families are expected to ll our hotels, restaurants and other businesses, Steinhatchee resident Meg Inorati said. Coinciding with the Hidden Coast Paddling Adventure will be the Big Bend Ironman Kayak and Canoe Race, a 20-plus mile race into the Gulf and back. Featuring up to 13 racer categories, the race will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, with the rst race category release at 7 a.m. To register for the paddling adventure or more information on the adventure, call 352-4988088. To register as a racer and for more information on the race, call 850-3711702. The importance of having the Steinhatchee River designated as a Paddling Trail is designed to have the river be automatically included in the DEP Ofce of Greenways and Trails Please see page 11 Please see page 3 Please see page 3 How did Taylor students fare on FCAT? With the release of the remaining Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) scores Friday, local school ofcials are heralding signs of improvement in many areas. We experienced quite a lot of growth, Director of Instruction Sharon Hathcock said Tuesday. According to the Florida Department of Education, Taylor County, as a district, Please see page 2 opportunities, including bird-watching.


A-2 Taco Times June 11, 2014 ride for Helping Hands of the Shelter on Saturday, June 21. The two-hour trail ride will start at 8 a.m., at the home of Randy and Laura Rowell in also enjoy cool sub sandwiches, ice cold drinks, cold watermelon, chips, cookies and homemade ice cream, organizers said. The cost is $15 for individuals, $25 for families and lunch is included. For more information call Donna Rowell 850-584-9011. (Above) Deanna Crowley (left) and Kaila Shelter. improved from 2013 in ve of the seven assessment areas. These latest results follow an earlier release of third grade reading and math scores as well as the writing test results. In addition to third grade, the reading portion of the test is given to students through 10th grade, while the math portion is given through eighth grade. Both tests are graded on a scale of one to ve, with a score of three or better considered procient. It is this percentage that the state uses, in part, to produce school grades, which will be released this summer. As a district, students show improvement over the previous year on the reading portion of the test in grades four, ve, eight, nine and 10. In no grade, however, did the percentage of local students scoring procient exceed the state average. At Steinhatchee school, the percentage of fourth graders scoring a three or above stayed steady while the percentage dropped in fth grade. The school has the fewest number of students taking the test and therefore tends to have the largest year-to-year swings in its scores. At Taylor County Elementary School (TCES), the percentage of students scoring a three or above rose ve percentage points in fourth grade and four in fth grade. The results on the math portion of the test, however, included better news for Taylor County. We celebrated huge gains in fourth grade math, Hathcock said. As a district, the percentage of students scoring a three or above jumped 18 percentage points--the largest gain in any subject area--from 42 percent to 60 percent, just three percentage points below the state average. The district also showed learning gains in seventh (56 to 59 percent) and eighth grade (54 to 58 percent), both of which were above the state average. Eighth grade math exceeded the state average the most, Hathcock said. Our eighth graders had 58 percent score a three or above. The state average is 47 percent. We were the 12th highest scoring district in the state in eighth-grade math. Meanwhile, the science test is given to students in fth and eighth grade. The percentage of fthgrade students scoring procient fell at both Steinhatchee and TCES, with a district score of 48 percent, below the state average of 54 percent. In eighth grade, however, 50 percent of Taylor County Middle School students scored procient, just above the state average of 49 percent. FCAT Continued from page 1Students make strides in math Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has announced that the Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program. The sign-up period began Friday, June 6, and will run through July 18. The program is available for non-industrial private forest landowners. The southern pine beetle is one of the most destructive forest pests in the Southeast, Putnam said. By taking preventative measures now, Floridas private landowners can greatly reduce their risk of timber loss during future outbreaks. Periodic outbreaks can rapidly kill millions of pine trees and deplete tens of thousands of acres of timber resources. The most recent series of major southern pine beetle outbreaks resulted in an estimated $59 million in timber loss between 1999 and 2002. The Southern Pine Beetle Assistance Program is offered for private lands in 44 northern Florida counties, including Taylor County. The program provides incentive payments for the following: pulpwood thinning; burning operations; underbrush treatments; slash pine Since 2005, we have assisted many private forest land owners through this program, said Jim Karels, director of the Florida Forest Service. More than 150,000 Florida acres have been treated for southern pine beetle prevention. To learn more about this program and obtain an application form, contact the local Florida Forest Service ofce at 838-2286 or visit www.FreshFromFlorida. com/SouthernPineBeetle/ Prevention. Qualied landowners may apply for no more than two approved preventative practices per year. Funding requests may not exceed $10,000 annually. All qualifying applications will be evaluated and ranked for approval. From Southern Pine BeetlesProtect your pines: assistance available Taylor Technical Institute will be offering an Introduction to AutoCAD community education course this summer. The dates of the course will be June 16, 19, 23, 26 and July 7, 10, 14 and 17, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $289 per person. The 20-hour course is designed to teach technical drafting and design techniques using the latest version of AutoCAD software. For more information, contact student services at 838-2545.AutoCAD course offered


A-3 Taco Times June 11, 2014 Beth Flowers, left, of The Taylor Senior Citizens Center accepts a $2,000 Capital City Bank Group Foundation grant presented by Asst. Vice-President Once a year, the Capital City Bank Group (CCBG) Foundation donates funds to charitable organizations in the communities it serves. During the 2014 grant cycle, the CCBG Foundation reinvested $4,000 in the Taylor County community by way of grants awarded to the Taylor Senior Citizens Center, Inc., and Main Street Perry. The grants provided by the CCBG Foundation help these organizations enhance the lives of local citizens. We are grateful to be in a position to help organizations make an impact in our communities, said Debbie Bassett, Capital City Bank president of Taylor County. Community involvement has always been a hallmark of Capital City Bank and by donating valuable funds to worthwhile organizations such as these, the Capital City Bank Group Foundation can help build stronger communities. The CCBG Foundation is a non-prot organization created in 1983 by Capital City Bank Group that provides grants to non-prot, charitable organizations and institutions exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The mission of the foundation is to invest in initiatives that benet local communities. A majority of the funds are distributed to specic areas of focus, including: arts/culture, children/youth services, economic/community development, education, health/sciences and human services. Grant applications are available through Taylor Countys local Capital City Banker upon request. The applications are reviewed once a year and are due by April 1. Capital City Bank Foundation awards $4,000 to senior center, Main Streethim that the county would not be responsible for overruns. He added that it was unlikely that the VA would agree to any changes to the lease agreement and then recommended the commission accept the risk and approve the lease. The duration of the lease is for 10 years with a renewal option for another ve years. According to County Administrator Dustin Hinkel, now that the commission has signed the lease, the document will go back to the VA for review, which is expected to take between 45 and 60 days. Once the VA has signed the lease, work is expected to begin in the building, Hinkel said. He added that it is too far out at this time to estimate a possible opening date for the clinic. The county has been working to re-establish a VA clinic here since the one at the health department closed in July 2011. marketing efforts, Inorati said. Businesses along the river and those adjacent to the river in Steinhatchee and Jena can now utilize this designation in their individual marketing plans as can both the Steinhatchee River Chamber of Commerce and PerryTaylor County Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail and other paddling trailers around the state, visit myfwc.com and then click Wildlife Viewing and then Paddling Trails. PADDLING TRAIL Continued from page 1Designation also a boost for Steinhatchee businesses VA CLINIC Continued from page 1 Lease returned to VA for approval The Perry Rotary Club will host its second annual Father-Daughter Dance on Friday, June 20, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Perry Womans Club. Tickets are $25 for a father and daughter and $10 for each additional daughter. The event will include music, door prizes and refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 584-5366.FatherDaughter Dance set June 20


A-4 Taco Times June 11, 2014 Living 2014 Lawton Chiles Award Before graduating magna cum laude from Chiles High School, Joe Pelt of Perry was awarded the 2014 Lawton Chiles Award, the most distinguished of all our awards, said Chiles Principal Joseph L. Burgess. Pelt, the son of Denise and Mark Pelt of Perry, graduated 24th in his class of 438 students with a grade point average of 4.41. The Lawton Chiles Award, however, extends beyond academics to include character, leadership and service. Burgess said, The awards committee strongly believes that the male and female recipients of this award most clearly possess the qualities that made Senator and Governor Lawton Chiles the man he was. It is given to the students who possess exemplary character, as well as leadership qualities and service. Calling Pelts resume diverse, Burgess noted that the graduate served as captain of the varsity soccer team, and also played varsity all four years winning Most Valuable Player, All Big Bend, All State and academic awards. His soccer accomplishments took him to England to play against teams in London and Liverpool. Further, he has been a leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a senior board member and Homecoming King. He has a passion for outreach, spending countless hours at Lake Ella Outreach on Sunday mornings, serving as a CrossWild camp counselor and playing in the band at church. I am so proud of Joe, Burgess said, and it was an honor to present him with this years Lawton Chiles Award. Pelt will continue his education at Florida State University. Joe Pelt Erinique Moore Pageant Saturday will spotlight 7Jazmine Howell Javonna Green Kiya Britt Marniecia Hamilton NeShon Love The Miss Teen Essence Pageant will be held Saturday, June 14, at Forest Capital Hall beginning at 6 p.m. This years theme is Rowdy Cowgirls. Admission is $5. Coordinators are Chrisann Cook and Lisa Jay. The contestants include: daughter of LaTasha Glover and Bernadine Twons, who will perform a monologue entitled, Aint I A Woman; daughter of Kista and Thomas Britt, and Jovan Thompson, who will perform a praise dance, Praise Him In Advance; present a dance routine to I Bust The Windows Out Your Car. Her parents are Tarasha and Tim Flowers; of Kevin and Angela Britt, and Tesha Britt, who will perform a praise dance, Break Every Chain; the daughter of Marcus and Charmaine Hamilton, who will present a dramatic skit, Phenomenal Woman; dance to Replay. She is Cobb and Shawn Love; the daughter of Freddie and Julie Flowers, who will perform a monologue, Beauty. Yassmine Howell Wilbur Jammiaa Weadon birth of their son, Wilbur Jammiaa, on May 13, 2014, at 12:55 p.m. in Capital Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19.5 inches long. The babys maternal grandmother is Debra Arnold. His maternal great grandparents are Cossette Driggers of Perry and the late Wilbur Driggers. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Jean Weadon of Ft. Lauderdale. Paternal great grandparents include Jim Weadon Sr., the late Mary Grace Weadon, Thelma Leonard of Ft. Lauderdale and the late Dewey Leonard.Family welcomes Wilbur


A-6 Taco Times June 11, 2014 Religion Ogilvie We would like to thank everyone for your love, prayers, visits, cards, phone calls, food and owers following the loss of our son, father and brother, Matthew T. Ogilvie. May God bless you. Catherine Ogilvie, Fred and Virginia Ogilvie, Amanda Moore, Candice Johnson, Teresa Hickenlooper and Kim Kosanke Card of ThanksMartha Langford LloydMartha Pinkie Langford Lloyd, 81, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at her residence in Greenville. Born in Cross City on Feb. 27, 1933, to Marvin Henry Carlton and Mattie Futch, she moved to Perry at the age of two. For 30 years, Mrs. Langford (Lloyd) was well known as co-owner/ operator of Langfords Playground (skating rink) with her former husband, the late Luther Langford. She spent the past 17 years in Greenville. She was a member of the board of trustees for Pisgah Cemetery for more than 30 years. During her 60+ years with Woodmen of the World Lodge 460, she served rst as secretary, then as treasurer, vice president and as president. Her service with this organization expanded as she served on the North Florida Youth Camp Board of Directors for 25 years. She received numerous awards such as the Women of Woodcraft Award in 1982, the Good Neighbor Award in 1986, a certicate of appreciation for faithful service in 1980 and again in 1981, recognition of outstanding dedication and leadership from 1979-1991. Mrs. Lloyd was a worker for over 20 years with the USDA Second Harvest Food Distribution, delivering surplus government food to the elderly and needy. In 1984 at the age of 51 she acquired her GED. She was a charter member of Westside Baptist Church in Perry and, most recently, became a member of the Renewed Life Outreach Center in Greenville. Survivors include: her husband, Edward Lloyd of Greenville; one son, Sam Langford of Stone Mountain, Ga.; two step-sons Johnny Lloyd Obituaries Please see page 12Free spaghetti supper, gospel sing, revival plannedCome for dinner, gospel musicThe Perry First Church of God on Highway 221 North will have a gospel sing this Saturday, June 14, with a free spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. The music begins at 7 p.m. featuring The Cavaliers and Mended Wings. Please come join us for good food and gospel music, the church encourages.Revival underwayRevival services continue at Antioch Revival Center, located at 3808 Cash Road. Services will be held through Friday at 11 a.m and 7 p.m. On Saturday, the 11 a.m. service will be followed by a fellowship meal. Everyone is invited.Mens DayMens Day will be observed at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, June 15, during the 11 a.m. worship hour. The speaker will be the Rev. Don Toliver, associate minister of Bethel Missionaary Baptist Church in Tallahassee. The Rev.Tony O. Graham, pastor, invites everyone to attend.Keaton BeachboundSenior Citizens at Calvary Baptist Church will continue to meet, throughout the summer, on the second Tuesday of each month at the Hot Dog Stand on Keaton Beach. Those wishing to caravan with the group may gather at 11:30 a.m. Organizers insist, You dont have to be a senior to enjoy the trip. All are invited. Calvary Baptist is located at 2959 Golf Course Road. V.B.S. everywhere! Vacation Bible Schools continue this week at Lakeside Baptist, Calvary Baptist, Blue Creek Baptist and New Mt. Zion M.B. Church.


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A-8 Taco Times June 11, 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, 7-8 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 Beekeepers: second Monday, 6:30 p.m., Forest Capital Hall. 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. AA: meets on Mondays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., at Serenity House (1824 N. Jefferson Street). Call Bill at 850-688-3848. 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 newsdesk@perrynewspapers.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.comThe Big Bend Hospice Taylor County Advisory Council invites the public to attend the annual Taylor Made Sing and Auction Friday, June 13, from 5-7 p.m., in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church of Perry, located at 302 N. Jefferson St. The $7 admission includes music from this years headliner, Lifesong, along with local duo Stephen Buddy Murphy and Mike Denmark, a live auction with homemade cakes, merchandise and gift certicates from Taylor Countys premier bakers and local merchants, a host of door prizes, including a rie-chance drawing, and one lucky person will walk away with the winnings of the 50/50 rafe. Lifesong members Bryant Thigpen, Ethan Brooks and Jessica Ratliff perform original songs as well as southern gospel classics and songs that will take you back to the days of the church hymnal. Starting at 5 p.m., a prepared chicken dinner will be available at the serving line for takeout orders and attendees. Big Bend Hospice truly cares about our community, and the many families that we serve, said Michele Brantley, Big Bend Hospice community relations coordinator. Each year this event grows, and provides an awesome opportunity for the people of Taylor County to show Big Bend Hospice just how much our service is valued. Tickets can either be purchased at the Big Bend Hospice ofce at 216 W. Main St., or from advisory council members Flora Woodfaulk, Pat Meyerin, Debbie Howell, Sherwin Odum, Lydia Andrews, Denny Knight, Karen Tidwell, Ann Gray and Debbie Bassett, or at the door of the event. All proceeds from the Taylor Made Sing and Auction benet patient care for Big Bend Hospice patients in Taylor County. To donate an item for the auction or become a sponsor, contact Brantley at (850) 566-7491. Licensed since 1983, Big Bend Hospice serves Leon, Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin and Wakulla counties with healthcare, encouragement, hope, compassion and companionship to people with a life-limiting illness, so that they can complete personal goals and nd spiritual and emotional peace. If you would like information about services or to volunteer, please call (850) 878-5310 or visit www.bigbendhospice.org. LifeSong performs original songs and southern gospel classics. Whether Lifesong to headline Fridays Taylor Made Sing & Auction Perry Primary School student had additional incentive to collect Box Top for Education labels this yearthe chance to see their principal, Pam Padgett, and assistant principal, Angie Roberts, slimed. Early in the school year administrators gave the students a goal of $2,000 in order for Padgett to be slimed and, once that goal was reached, a goal of another $500 for Roberts to also be slimed. The students rose to the challenge and with the help of their parents raised more than $3,000. On Friday, May 23, students and staff gathered outside to watch the sliming of the administrators. Both the students and staffed enjoyed the sliming and are already talking about a new goal and what will happen next year if the goal is met. Slime day! North Florida Community College awarded eight students with Patient Care Technician (PCT) certicates at the conclusion of its Spring Term 2014. Graduates were honored at NFCCs Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony held May 6 at Van H. Priest Auditorium. NFCCs Spring 2014 PCT graduates from Taylor County were: Kristen Blake Leggett, high honors; Marlena Louise Cockcroft; Marlow Sarah Lauterbach; and Shelby Lynn Blue, highest honors. 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A-11 Taco Times June 11, 2014 rf fntbff nnbn nn nbfntrf r r rrtf fbrnr nn nrn fn nffff b nf n nnrtb n n bnr ft tb tf b fntnnff fnt ftnnn ff rrt rf nn fntffffr n rrt r nf rr nff nft rrrf ffnt rf nbr tf rfrbn btb b bnn n fnt nn ntf n ft rrn nrnrnf nrnf nnt ntt rff bf bfbf bfbf ft rrnnr nrnf nrnf r fnt nbr tf rfrbn bt ff bbn ff bbf nn A-11 T aco Times J une 11, 2014 well as persecution as a self-proclaimed whistleblower. The lawsuit followed the Holtons initial citation for the code enforcement violation in Febrary. At Mondays hearing, (Tonya) Holton asked the magistrate to hold the item in abeyance until after her lawsuit against the city is resolved. According to a draft record of the proceedings, (Tonya) Holton said she really does not want to apply for rezoning of her property due to the fact it is not contiguous to any other property zoned agriculture and would, therefore, be considered by most to be spot zoning, which she said she didnt think had ever been done before. McMillan-Fredricksson said she was not in favor of holding the violation in abeyance because there is no way of knowing how long a lawsuit might continue. She said she was agreeable to giving the couple more time to apply for re-zoning and a change of land use. Holton asked what her options would be if the zoning and land use appeals were denied. City Attorney Ray Curtis said those options would depend on the order of the magistrate. Curtis asked the magistrate to nd that the Holtons were in violation of city code and that the horses be removed from the subject property within 30 days, failing which, nes would begin accruing. He also asked that the order be all-inclusive so this doesnt have to be visited again. McMillan-Fredricksson ordered the couples property be found in violation and that they had 45 days to bring the property in compliance with city code and remove any and all horses permanently, or apply for a land use change and rezoning. If they failed to do so, on the 46th day, nes of $25 per day would begin accruing until such time as the property was brought into compliance. Additionally, she ordered that, should the Holtons appeals for rezoning and/ or land use amendment be denied, they would have at that time 15 days to bring the property in compliance. The Holtons were the rst of ve city landowners to be cited for having horses on property not zoned for livestock/horses. They were initially reported in October and received a violation notice Oct. 31, 2013; the issue was subsequently debated by the Perry City Council, which opted not to change its current city code related to horses on property within the city. In January, Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton reported ve additional city property owners for the same suspected violation; of those, four were subsequently found to be not in compliance with city land codes. (Tonya) Holtons uncle, former county administrator, Jack Brown, and Perry residents Grifn Colson, Percy Jacobs and Barbara Jackson were all given notices of violation of city code as it relates to having horses on residentially zoned property. Brown and Jackson led joint rezoning applications shortly after receiving the violation notices; the request was subsequently approved. Jacobs has retained private counsel to ght the violation; the city magistrate led an order against Colson in April nding he was violation of city code and he is currently accruing nes of $25 per day. Colson is also facing an additional violation for not being tied in to the citys water utility. (Part of the magistrates order included daily nes and the disconnection of his city utilities until the violation was abated; the latter part of the order triggered the additional violation when it was found Colson was not hooked into city water as required by city codes.) Deadlines loom for city, county candidates Qualifying deadlines are fast approaching for both city and county candidates. Those interested in a county seat are reminded that the ofcial qualifying period runs June 16 through June 20; candidates who opted not to qualify by the petition method may pay the related qualifying fees and be included on upcoming primary and general election ballots. For city candidates, Monday, June 16 (noon) is the nal deadline to submit candidacy paperwork. Candidate packets are available at City Hall. For additional information on county seats, contact Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland at (850) 838-3515. City candidates should contact City Manager Bob Brown at (850) 584-7161, ext. 117. HORSE Continued from page 2 4 other horse owners given citations Thank you! Parents of B&G Club members recently joined forces to host an appreciation dinner for club


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