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On her nal day as Main Street Perry program director, Tracey Smith was honored with a key to the City of Perry for her work with the organization and the city. More than 30 people gathered Friday afternoon at Java Connection for a farewell event for Smith, during which she was honored by Main Street and the city. Smith is moving from Perry with her husband, former Taylor County High School football coach Ryan Smith. Today we want to show appreciation to Tracey Smith, Main Street Chairman David Sullivan said, opening Fridays event. I could go on and on and on. For those of you who know her and love her, she has been so instrumental to Main Street and with our city and our community. We just want to come together and recognize her. Sullivan then presented her with a plaque from Main Street, thanking her for her work with the organization. City Finance Director Penny Staffney spoke next, standing in for Mayor Daryll Gunter, who could not be present for the event. Staffney then read a statement from Gunter, saying: Main Street has been part of Perry for many years. The past two years, the Main Street program has become a premiere organization not only in Perry but also in the state. The volunteers that make up this wonderful group need to be applauded for the wonderful things they have done. Possibly the greatest was tapping Tracey Smith to be the director of this organization. I cannot think of anyone who could have been a better choice. Tracey has taken the organization and been a great spokesperson for it, but also the City of Perry. I do not envy the job this board will have nding a replacement. Tracey, I am sad to see you leave. You have done so much for my hometown. You have been in the trenches. You have been a cheerleader. You have been instrumental in making this city better. More importantly, you have been a friend. I wish you and your family the best. If you ever decide to come back, I have a key for you that will get you back in the door. It is my pleasure to present you with a key to the city. Once she was nished reading Gunters statement, Staffney then presented Smith with the ceremonial key. School board schedules two meetings in JulyThe school board will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, July 29, at 6 p.m. at the Alton H. Wentworth Administrative Complex. A special school board meeting will be held Tuesday, July 22, to discuss the 2014-15 district budget.TCDA, chamber to host forum July 31The Taylor County Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce will host a city candidate forum Thursday, July 31. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Taylor Technical Institute.Volunteers soughtCovenant Hospice is seeking individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and families facing end-of-life issues. We will hold an open discussion about volunteering options Wednesday (today) from 8-10 a.m. at the Java Connection, organizers said. Index Editorial . .................. A-2 Living . ...................... A-4 Religion . ................... A-6 Sports . ..................... A-7 Classieds . .............. A-9 Community . ............ A-10Weather Wednesday 87 7550% Thursday95 71 Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes Wednesday July 16, 2014 50 One Section53rd year, No. 29www.perrynewspapers.com News Forum Temperature over 100Children left in hot carA 26-year-old Perry man was charged with child abuse after leaving two small children (ages eight and two) in a parked car for more than 10 minutes Monday during the heat of the day with only one window cracked for ventilation. The children were treated at the scene by emergency medical responders and released to the custody of their grandmother. Jeffery M. Borden Jr. was booked at the Taylor County Jail and ordered released on his own recognizance (ROR) by Judge Bill Blue during a rst appearance hearing Tuesday morning. Two very concerned women saw the children left in the vehicle and called for help, rst alerting the store to make an announcement that the children had been left in the car and also contacting 911. When ofcers arrived in the parking lot (at Walmart), he (Borden) had just taken the children out of the car. During our investigation, we asked the City of Perry Fire Department to bring its thermal imaging camera Please see page 8 DMH asks county for $3 million The Taylor County Commission is once again considering dipping into its excess sales tax revenue to fund equipment purchases at Doctors Memorial Hospital (DMH) after the hospitals board of directors presented a list of capital needs totaling $3 million. Although a specic gure was not settled upon by the commission during a workshop held Monday, the board did agree to place the item on the agenda for July 22 meeting to consider holding two public hearings on the hospitals request. Taylor County voters approved the current one cent local sales tax to fund the construction of the DMH building, which opened in 2003, and to purchase equipment, with the initial expenses covered Spurned city candidate William Carl Sadler Sr. is taking his case to the next level, ling a lawsuit against the members of the Perry City Council and asking a judge to force them to qualify him as a candidate for the upcoming Primary Election. In the complaint led Friday afternoon, July 11, Sadlers attorney (Sally Jean Roberts) requested an emergency hearing be scheduled. There was not a scheduled hearing in the case as of presstime Tuesday. Last week, Roberts appeared before the council on Sadlers behalf and gave notice her client intended to take his case to court after members refused to reconsider its previous decision to not qualify Sadler. (On July 8, the council voted 3-2 against qualifying Sadler after questions arose about his residency within Dist. 4.)Please see page 8 Sadler les lawsuit against city council Please see page 3 Smith given key to the cityA local family of four lost their home and all of their possessions to re Sunday night, July 13. David and Mary Emory, along with their two children (ages six and eight), were not harmed in the blaze, which started around 7 p.m. at their residence on Calhoun Street. Friends and co-workers are organizing a dropin housewarming for the family at a rental home that has been made available to them. They lost everything and have nothing left. We are trying to do what we can to help get them back on their feet, friend Charlotte Lanier said. The housewarming will be held this Saturday at 1008 Julia Street (located off Johnson Stripling Road). Anyone wishing to make a donation may contact Lanier at 584-9324 or 8434425. Mary Emory is a bus driver with the Taylor County School District and David Emory works for Tuten Logging. City re responded to the scene Sunday but no further details were available as of presstime Tuesday. Family loses home to re Sunday Taylor County has its new assistant county administrator: Margaret Dunn. Dunn replaces Dustin Hinkel, whom the county promoted to county administrator following the departure of former administrator Jack Brown in May. Brown in turn left to take the administrator position in Escambia County. Dunn and her husband, a retired Orange County reghter, have lived in Perry since the spring of 2013, but have owned a home here since 2005. Born and raised in Orlando, she lived there her entire life before moving to Perry, she said. She received her degree in growth management studies from Rollins College. Dunn began working for the Orange County Supervisor of Elections ofce in 1974, beginning in the voting machine warehouse and later assisting with candidate qualifying. She continued to work her way up through the organization, working for three separate supervisors of elections before retiring in 2010. She later went to work briey in the ofce of the Orange County Schools Please see page 3 Dunn named new assistant county admn

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A-3 Taco Times July 16, 2014 by a 30-year bond. The county has been collecting the excess sale tax generated beyond what is needed for its annual bond payments to eventually make a lump sum payment once that is allowed, which will be after Oct. 1, 2015. On two separate occasions, however, the commission has tapped a portion of the excess sale tax revenue to purchase additional equipment for the hospital. In 2006, the county purchased $128,000 in orthopedic equipment. Then in 2009, the commission agreed to buy $2.2 million in radiological equipment as well as pay off a $500,000 USDA loan dating back to when the hospital moved to its new location. According to county gures, the board has approximately $6.3 million in excess sales tax, with an additional $2.1 million expected in the 2014-15 scal year, which begins Oct. 1. The annual bond payment is $1,058,000. Commissioners met with members of the DMH board of directors in a joint workshop Monday afternoon to discuss capital equipment needs at the hospital. DMH CEO Gerri Forbes led off the discussion, presenting current unaudited nancials showing the hospital nished its scal year ending March 30 with a net gain of $1.3 million. If the numbers hold up following the audit, it would mark a $1 million improvement over the previous year. When I rst came in two years ago, we had two days of cash on hand, Forbes said. Im proud to say last month we hit 15 days. Thats fabulous compared to three, but its not fabulous compared to where we should be. She added that her goal is to get the hospital to 30 days cash on hand, but the improvements have allowed them to reinvest in our human capital, reinstating annual raises and beginning discussion on restarting the hospitals pension program. These changes not only support current employees and recognize their loyalty, they make DMH a better place and assist with recruitment and retention. Despite the improvements in DMHs nancial situation, the hospital still does not have a capital equipment budget, forcing them to pull from operating revenue to make purchases, Forbes said. DMH recently took out a $600,000 loan to replace the facilitys air-conditioning chillers, with the new equipment set to go online next week. The list of capital needs presented to the commission included more than 60 items in 15 departments throughout the hospital. The list includes small items such as an EKG machine for medical ofces ($1,500) and STAT centrifuge for the lab ($2,997) to large items such as a replacement ambulance ($110,000) and endoscopy equipment for the operating room ($280,000). Clerk of Court Annie Mae Murphy noted that according to County Finance Director Tammy Taylor, the county is projected to have $7.4 million in excess sale tax by Oct. 1, 2015, when they could make a lump sum payment against the outstanding balance of the bond, which at that time would be $11,285,000. Murphy continued that if the county made the full lump sum payment, they could have the entire bond paid off in two more years. (The commission has discussed in the past about going back to the voters to seek an renewal of the one-cent sales tax once the hospital bond was paid off for to help fund other capital needs in the county.) Commission Chairman Malcolm Page said it is great to pay off debt, but while he wasnt proposing spending the full balance of the excess sales tax, he suggested a middle ground could be found. Ive put a lot of thought into this in the past, he said. Weve got to keep a good hospital with good equipment. He then suggested a gure of $2 million to begin discussions. When Commissioner Jim Moody asked if $2 million would work, Forbes said, That would get us through the next several years. My position is Im not interested in nice to have, Commission Pam Feagle said. Im concerned about good quality care. She then requested a pared down list of equipment priorities, a request Commission Pat Patterson echoed. If we give you $2 million, youll have to pare the list, Page said to Forbes. Any purchases made by the county using the sales tax fund must also be approved by the bond company holding the countys bond, and County Attorney Conrad Bishop said he would begin communications with them. Districts legal counsel, but a family medical situation forced a second retirement. According to Hinkel, the county interviewed eight candidates for the position of assistant county administrator, with Dunn one of three asked back for a second interview. Hinkel made his recommendation to hire Dunn to county commissioners at their June 24 meeting and she was approved unanimously. In a related moved, Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Spradley was promoted to emergency management director, a position held by Hinkel while assistant county administrator. Replacing Spradley as coordinator is Kristy Bethea Anderson, who previously worked in the county extension ofce. $3 MILLION Continued from page 1 Already in placeFunds would come from one cent sales tax DUNN Continued from page 1 Spradley promoted to emergency mgt. director, Anderson named coordinator

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A-8 Taco Times July 16, 2014 Sadlers complaint names City Manager Bob Brown, Mayor Daryll Gunter, Vice Mayor Don Cook, Councilman Mike Deming, Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton and Councilwoman Venita Woodfaulk. Sadler is seeking an action for declaratory and injunctive relief to declare (the) plaintiff qualied as a candidate for the Perry City Council Dist. 4 seat and to compel Brown to submit and certify (the) plaintiffs name to the supervisor of elections for inclusion on the Aug. 26 ballot. The lawsuit details that Sadler submitted a ling fee and other qualifying materials to City Hall June 13. Those materials included an oath of ofce stating his name and current address. On June 19, City Attorney Ray Curtis contacted Sadler to advise him that additional proof of residency was needed in order for the city council to make a decision on his qualications. The complaint alleges that when Sadler asked what he would need as proof of residency during the conversation, Curtis told him that documentation from a disinterested third party verifying his residency would be helpful. The suit further stated, He was told that a utility bill or other bills with his name and address on them would be helpful. Plaintiff explained that he did not have any such bills. Plaintiff then asked if a letter from his pastor, who helped him move into his apartment, would work. Mr. Curtis expressed that it would be helpful and told him to bring that in. Plaintiff then explained that due to his work schedule it would be difcult for him to bring the letter during normal business hours and asked if he could bring the letter to the meeting. Mr. Curtis told him that he could. At the city council meeting, plaintiff took a seat in the audience and waited for what he expected to be an opportunity to present his proof of residency prior to the council voting on potential candidates qualications. While plaintiff was waiting to be called upon to present proof of residency, the council proceeded to vote on the qualications of potential candidates, at which time they voted to disqualify plaintiff as a candidate. Councilmember Hampton made a motion to ofcially qualify plaintiff. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Woodfaulk and upon roll call, council members Woodfaulk and Hampton voted yea and council members Deming, Cook and Gunter voted nay. Realizing what had just taken place, plaintiff addressed the council, asking for an opportunity to present his proof of residency. An exchange then occurredCurtis maintained that he had told plaintiff that the additional proof of residency needed to be submitted prior to the beginning of the meeting. Curtis maintained that because of that understanding, he assumed that plaintiff decided not to submit additional proof of residency. Plaintiff maintained that he was told that he could bring the letter to the meeting for the council to consider and that he was wrongfully denied the opportunity to do so. As part of its factual allegations, the complaint also noted that Sadler leases an apartment at the stated address and pays his rent in cash (utilities are all inclusive), therefore he does not have traditional forms of proof of residency such as homestead exemption or utility bills. Through the complaint, Sadler is petitioning the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, to declare him qualied as a candidate and to compel Brown to submit his name for inclusion on the ballot. Contacted Monday afternoon, ofcials with the elections ofce stated that, due to deadlines regarding when absentee ballots must be sent to overseas voters, the Primary Election ballots have already been printed. If Sadlers petition is granted, We will have to do further research to see what would need to happen then, ofcials said. Primary ballots already printed; no date on hearing SADLER/CITY Continued from page 1 to the scene and take a reading on the cars interior. The interior temperature was approximately 125 degreesand this was about 20 minutes after the car had been open and the windows rolled down. Borden was arrested and transported to the county jail, Perry Police Department (PPD) Capt. Jamie Cruse said. The vehicle was not parked under shade; the twoyear-old was left strapped in a child safety seat. A similar situation occurred just a few hours later, at a local park when an infant was accidently locked inside a vehicle. The grandmother had taken her two young grandchildren to help feed the ducks and had removed the older child from the vehicle and was going around to get the other child out when the (older) little boy hit the lock and closed the door. The grandmother tried to break out the vehicles window, but couldnt and was very upset by the time police arrived at the scene. An ofcer was able to break the window and remove the child safely. The infant was in car no longer than 10 minutes; the vehicle was parked in the shade and the children were never left alone, Cruse said. HOT CAR Continued from page 1 Infant child locked in vehicle by sibling At the booking desk 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. May 5: Nathaniel Moore Jr., 51, 905 S. Calhoun Street, possession of drug paraphernalia, retail theft, resisting merchant, Ptl. Geyer, PPD. James Michael Walker, 33, 230 Springhill Road, VOPbattery, Ofcer Bean, TCSO. May 6: Kevin Anthony Millington, 50, Jacksonville, out-of-county warrant, Ptl. Murray, PPD. Felicia Marie Faircloth, 28, 1860 Ellison Gamble Road, DWLS-knowingly, attaching tag not assigned to vehicle, Ofcer Clement. Samira Williams, 31, 208 Lewis Drive, VOP-petit theft, Dep. Hooker, TCSO. May 7: Jerel Termaine Mcquay, 24, Madison, arson, Sgt. Tompkins, TCSO. John Edward Swain, 45, 3930 S. Dixie Highway, DUI, DUI and property damage, DWLS, Trooper Swindle, FHP. Ivan Curtis, 30, 5710 U.S. Hwy 27 North, VOP-possession of cocaine, Ptl. Murphy, PPD. May 9: Latoya Sneed, 35, 1041 S. Warner Ave., DUI, no valid drivers license, Ptl. Murphy, PPD. JD Franklin, 40, 1104 W. Willow Street, VOP-battery, Trooper Young, FHP. May 10: Chanda Sullivan, 27, 2785 S. Byron Butler Pkwy., possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than 20 gram of cannabis, DWLS-knowingly, Ptl. Curry, PPD. May 11: Michael David Salmons, 29, 2850 W. Page Rd., criminal mischief, burglary, Dep. Gulbrandsen, TCSO. Robert Lane Waldrop, 51, Steinhatchee, battery, Dep. Gulbrandsen, TCSO. May 12: Steven B. Sauls, 42, 1011 McDaniel Rd., sentenced to 80 days county jail, Judge Blue. Shannon Dawn Cannon, 38, Monticello, battery, Ofcer Clement. Steven Alexander, 28, Punta Gorda, VOP-burglary, Dep. Burford, TCSO. Thomas Howard Barnes, 31 1409 S. Parker Street, no valid drivers license, VOP, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Selena Mcvey, 29, 1465 Harold Davis Rd., VOP-sex offender, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Joshua Garrett Armstrong, 35, 2088 Reddick Drive, possession of drug paraphernalia, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Allen Baker, 49, 8474 Gordan Brown Lane, resisting without violence, Dep. Kellerman, TCSO. May 13: Matthew Spangler, 50, Lakeland GA, battery, Dep. Shaw, TCSO. Jackie Elen Baumgardner, 53, 4929 Jones Baumgardner Lane, sale of a controlled substance, no ofcer given. Alexander Deandre Flowers, 20, 119 S. Warner Ave. VOP, Dep. Padgett, TCSO. Bryan J. Bowden, 26, 203 Hendry Ave., FTA, Dep. Padgett, TCSO. Rebecca A. Newmeyer, 49, 12041 Odell Musselwhite, sale of controlled substance, Sgt. Tompkins, TCSO. Bryan H. Willis, 33, 1725 James Smith Rd., resisting without violence, writ of bodily attachment, Dep. Cash, TCSO. Jacob Fowler, 27, 220 Leon Ward Road, VOP-battery, hold for Leon County Sheriffs Ofce, Dep. Cash, TCSO. Trey Logan Stephens, 21, 440 Jimmy Archer Road, VOPSgt. Tompkins, TCSO. Edward Lafayette Porter, 23, 3450 Spees Harris Lane, felony criminal mischief, grand theft III, Dep. Cash, TCSO. Ronald Jeffrey Crane, 55, 1856 Pisgah Rd., VOP, Sgt. Tompkins, TCSO. Jacob Gaskin, 24, 2785 Hwy. 19 S. #20, VOP, Dep. Shaw, TCSO. Ralph Harvard Stengel, 51, Steinhatchee, battery, Dep. Cash, TCSO. Shery Russell, 43, 11669 Please see page 12

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A-10 Taco Times July 16, 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 Trail Club: meets second Thursday, Forest Capital Hall, 7 p.m., potluck dinner. All horse enthusiasts welcomed. Call Donna 5849011. 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 Calendar Expanded Calendar of Events available at: www.perrynewspapers.comSeventeen athletes from Taylor Gymnastics traveled to Orlando to compete in the AAU National Championships June 12-15. More than 4,000 athletes from across the country converged on Disneys Wide World of Sports complex to compete for the prestigious national titles. Mitchell Hill, Ceven Kidd and Malayshia White each came home with the ultimate prize--an AllAround National Champion medal. Hill also took rst place on pommel horse and high bar, and second on oor. Level 8 gymnast Kidd took rst place on vault and balance beam, and third on the uneven bars. Level 9 athlete White took gold on the uneven bars and balance beam, second on vault and oor, and swept the All-Around title with an high score of 37.00. What a way to nish the season, said Coach Mike Romano. Our team did a wonderful job against some very tough competitors. Level 4 team member CJ Hendry had a great meet nishing second on pommel horse and in the All-Around. He also took the bronze medal on oor, rings, vault and parallel bars. Level 5 gymnast Evan Richardson took the gold medal on vault and silver on oor, rings, parallel bars, high bar and in the All-Around. First year competitive member Colin Wilson also attended this competition and nished eighth in the All-Around which is quite an accomplishment. Level 9 gymnast Jenny Jackson nished in third place on oor, balance beam and in the All-Around. Kaylyn Wright, Level 7, took the silver medal on oor. First year Level 2 gymnast Cynthia Upshaw won the bronze medal on vault. We were very pleased with all of our girls performance at this prominent competition. Their placements are too numerous to list. Many of them nished in the top of their division. They are steadily improving and progressing. This is a very specialized sport--only a select few have the talent and ability to succeed, Romano said. Taylor Gymnasts who competed at the nationals program include: (Level 2) Addyson Spradley, AJ Swinson, DeAva Williams and Emma Grace Ducksworth; (Level 3) Elisabeth Cook, Emily Johnson and Molly Lundy; and (Level 4) Rebecca Shoaff. Each of our team members are extremely talented and work hard to develop their talents that God has blessed them with, Coach Brooke Rose added. Three earn national titles(L to r) Ceven Kidd, Jenny Jackson and Malayshia White were among 17 local athletes to compete in the AAU National Championships held in Orlando. Kidd and White came home with the ultimate prize: All-Around Mitchell Hill, shown with Coach Mike Romano, was one of three local gymnasts to win national North Florida Community Colleges (NFCC) Allied Health Department is currently accepting students for its Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. Applications are only accepted once a year with classes beginning in January during NFCCs spring term. The deadline to apply for Spring Term 2015 is Oct. 1. Potential students are encouraged to start the application now in order to complete application, testing and entrance requirements by the posted deadline. Classes begin Jan. 7, 2015. The ADN program is 72 credit hours and takes two years to complete. Students must complete all required prerequisite courses by December of the year prior to anticipated enrollment in January. Studies focus on the nursing process; pharmacology; nursing care for adult, pediatric, aged and pregnant patients in healthy states as well as with disorders and disease states; leadership and management for the registered nurse; as well as issues and trends that affect the professional registered nurse including career management. Successful completion of the program prepares graduates to take the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). A passing score on this exam and registration with the Florida State Board of Nursing enables graduates to seek employment as a registered nurse (RN) in the state of Florida. NFCCs ADN program is a limited access program. Only the most qualied applicants are accepted. In the case where equally qualied applicants are identied, residents of Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor counties are given precedence for admission. Financial aid and scholarships may be available to qualied students. For more information, contact NFCC Allied Health Advisor Debbie Bass in the NFCC Career and Technical Education Center (Bldg. 13) at (850) 973-1662 or bassd@nfcc.edu. Want to be a nurse? NFCC accepting applications now The event will include live music, food, a silent auction and live auction deserving children and families in Taylor County. To donate an item or Bids for Kids is this Friday

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At the booking desk A-12 Taco Times July 16, 2014 Ben Eakins Road, FTA, Sgt. Tompkins, TCSO. Robert V. Stevens, 35, Cisne, Ill., VOP-battery, Ptl. Ricketson, PPD. Donald Tyrone Wright, 25, 2430 W. U.S. Hwy 98, possession of rearm by convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, DWLSknowingly, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. May 14: Chad Cochran, 37, 162 Sand Dollar Road, writ of bodily attachment, Dep. Gunter, TCSO. Tyrone Fayson, 44, Madison, petit theft, Ofcer Clement, TCSO. Leslie Ann Stripling, 21, 3488 Sullivan Road, possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, Ptl. Curry, PPD. May 15: Kristina Huskins, 37, Salem, VOP-battery, Ofcer Clement, TCSO. Darrick Michael Russell, 23, 109 Pine, VOP-grand theft, Ptl. Geyer, PPD. Larry Huskins, 20, 1100 McKinley Maddox, DWLSknowingly, providing false name to law enforcement ofcer, bond revoked, Dep. Hooker, TCSO. Cody Sparks, 19, 2469 James Lane, VOP-felony criminal mischief, burglary of structure, Dep. Owens, TCSO. May 16: Brain Yonghua Liu, 23, 2269 Hwy. 27 East, urine testing kits, fraudulent practices, Capt. Rice, TCSO. Lacriesha R. Cruce, 18, 2140 Bernard Johnson, VOP, Sgt. Tompkins, TCSO. Robert Terry Wynn, 52, 1047 Ash St., VOP, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Antonio Lapoka Fitchett, 33, 909 E. Bay Street, possession of cannabis with intent, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. Tony Torress Anderson, 36, 909 Spring Place, possession of cannabis with intent, introduction of contraband, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. May 17: Thomas Ray Padgett, 34, 6430 Beach Road, VOPDWLS, Dep. Ricketson, TCSO. (Continued from page A-8)