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Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section56th year, No. 47www.perrynewspapers.comWednesdayNovember 22, 2017 5 Weather Index Editorial . ................. A-2 Sports . .................... A-5 Religion . ................. A-6 Community . ......... A-10 Classieds . ........... A-11 Wednesday 20%Thursday67 59 60%73 57 Heartbreaking loss Funny, witty and smart. Positive, genuine and thoughtful. Caring, fun-loving and talented. All-around great guys. These same complimentary qualities were repeated time and again this week by those who knew and loved Brett Bassett, Brett King and Matthew York. There are Florida State fans, super Seminole fans and then there was this trio of dedicated FSU fans. During football season, every game day was a day to celebrate with family and friends. If you were going to be around them, then you knew it was going to be a good day. You knew ahead of time that you were going to make a great memory that you would have for months and years to come, longtime friend Brandon Fletcher said. There was always something said or done that would stick with you when you gathered with them. You always left with a fun memory that would last forever. It is those memories that loved ones are drawing strength from as they mourn the loss of the three men, who all died in a ery car crash Saturday, Nov. 18. (Please see related story page A-3.) They all three shared the very same characteristics -they were all great guys, funny, witty and smart. They were three people you wanted to be around. They were good company, Fletcher said. On any given Saturday, you would nd the three of them together -part of an even larger group of FSU football fans -tailgating Truck rolls, catches re Semi-driver killed Monday Brett Bassett Brett King Matthew YorkPlease see page 3 A nearly two-mile stretch of Highway 221 was closed Monday night, Nov. 20, for several hours while emergency crews responded to an overturned semi-truck loaded with wood chips that caught re and burned, claiming the life of a 36-year-old Georgia man. Bailey Heard of Pavo, Ga., was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Chelsey Anderson, 29, also of Pavo, escaped through the trucks back windshield and sustained only minor injuries. The crash happened at 6:20 p.m. near the intersection of Boyd Road and Highway 221. Zach Mann of Perry was the rst person on the scene and helped pull Anderson from the truck cab. My son had a dental appointment in Madison and we were on our way home. The semi passed us at the caution light on 221 (at C.R. 14 in Shady Grove), so I just fell behind him and followed him toward Perry. I saw his trailer hit the bridge and told my son, Look, that semi just hit the bridge. I thought hed be able to keep going, but then the truck veered to the right. It turned so hard to the right, that the truck ipped onto the drivers side. I could see ames Fire completely destroyed the cab of a semi-truck involved in a one-vehicle crash Monday. FHP Please see page 4 City: No more trash in right-of-ways The days of dumping in city right-of-ways are over. That was the message the Perry City Council sent with a 3-1 vote last week by adopting a revised trash ordinance that halts the citys practice of collecting discarded white goods (i.e. appliances, mattresses, furniture). The new law will go into effect in 90 days. We, as a city, have created a culture that its acceptable to (dump) by the road. Were responsible for creating that culture, and we have to be the ones to change it. This is not a perfect solution, but we have the opportunity to at least move in the right direction, Mayor David Sullivan said. We have an opportunity to turn the wheel. I dont think we need to vote on this tonight. There are still a lot of unknowns. I cannot support this ordinance because there is nowhere for my constituents, our residents, to take their trash. I dont see why we cant continue Please see page 7 Farm Family of the Year There is still no denitive start date for Head Start services in Taylor County as work continues to ready classrooms for students. In September, CDI Head Start, the interim service provider, announced it had reached an agreement with the Boys & Girls Club to provide space for Head Start classrooms, and they subsequently secured a second facility on Hampton Springs Avenue for additional space. Facility renovations are ongoing and a denitive start date for services to begin is still projected, said Administration for Children & Families Public Affairs Specialist Pat Fisher this week. No start date for Head StartPlease see page 4


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or attending Florida State football, basketball or baseball games. They had a big time wherever they were together, whether it was at a golf scramble or down on the Suwannee River or at an FSU tailgate. If you found one, you always found the others right along with them. When not cheering on their beloved Seminoles, the three men led busy lives in varying elds. Bassett was on the coaching staff for the Taylor County High School Bulldogs and was preparing to join his familys business, Bassetts Dairy. He was in the pressbox with the Bulldogs during Friday nights regional semi-nal game and broke the news to players afterward that he would not be returning to coach next year due to his new job. King was chief deputy for the Jefferson County Property Appraisers ofce. He scheduled to take today (Monday) off work because he said Matt was in town and they were all going shing today. His boat is set up by his house, ready to go, Jefferson County Property Appraiser Angela Gray said Monday. York, a Taylor County High School graduate, was an engineer who worked his way up to a supervisory position at Georgia-Pacic. He left there a few months ago to take an administrative position with a company owned by his wifes (Lauren) parents in Georgia. He had a six-month-old daughter and he relished fatherhood. Brett (Bassett) was always positive and always excited to be there, Taylor County Bulldogs Head Coach Tanner Jones said. Brett was the coach who would do anything within his power to help a kid achieve his dream of playing college football. He would drive any kid, any place at any time if they needed to go somewhere. That is what he brought to the table...he supported the kids in any way he could. He denitely made an impact and touched a lot of lives in the time he was with us, Jones said. Bassett made everyone in his orbit feel great, Fletcher said. He was always the life of any gathering because he just radiated positive energy no matter where or when you came into contact with him. His positive energy sucked you in. He was always fun and uplifting, whether you were watching sports with him or talking about life, he said. As a Gator fan, he was my favorite Seminole because of his knowledge of the game and the history. You enjoy people like that, who you can talk with intelligently. Brett made you think. He was fun to be around. Very complimentary and had great manners, which is a great reection of his parents and his upbringing. Fletcher said the same about Brett King, He was genuine, sincere, always funny and witty. He always had a quick one-liner, and funny comeback. There was never a dull moment around him. Brett (King) was one of the most laid-back people I have ever met. He had a great sense of humor and was so sharp, so smart. Brilliant. He had a brilliant mind. He was quiet, but everyone who met him, loved him. He was a magnet -people just came to him, Property Appraiser Gray said. I recall an incident where a woman came into the ofce with a question about her tax bill. Brett invited her into his ofce, saying, They keep me in the back to hide me. It was just a joke. So he sat down with her and helped answer all her questions. As she went to leave, she told him, I dont know why they keep you hidden in the back -you should be up front! He just had that way with people. I have never met anyone as good at that as he was, Gray said. Brett King was a hardworking, fun-loving guy who had a bright future and loved the Florida State Seminoles, according to Taylor County Property Appraiser Bruce Ratliff. King started working in the local Property Appraisers ofce in 2007 and quickly moved up the ranks to the chief deputy position before transferring into the same position with the Jefferson County Property Appraisers ofce in 2015. He had been working here two years when I came in 2009, and he took an accelerated path from working in the eld to chief deputy, where he handled analysis, assessments and submitting our tax rolls, Ratliff said. He was a very smart guy -absolutely brilliant -and could do anything you gave him to do, Ratliff added. He was an allaround good guy, and his entire future was in front of him. His roots were in Jefferson County. He was the grandson of C.J. Reams, who owned the grocery store in Lamont, and his family owns quite a bit of property over there. That is one reason he moved back over there to work two years ago, Ratliff said. He was fun-loving, very loyal, bright and very serious when it came to work. He was focused on getting the job done, but very much enjoyed his time away from work too. He loved Seminole football and would schedule his vacation as soon as their schedule was released each year -he especially loved following them on road trips. Former Taylor County Property Appraiser Eldon Sadler hired King to work for him during his last term in ofce. He was one of the best employees anybody could ever ask for. Each of these young men (Bassett, King and York) were talented and smart. Brett (King) knew how to handle himself. He did what he said and said what he meant, Sadler said. Matthew York, Fletcher said, was the most genuine and sincere person you could ever meet. When most people ask how you are when you meet them, they are just saying it in passing, but Matthew did it in a way that showed he was genuinely concerned when he asked how you were doing. He was always thoughtful. The glass was always half full with Matthew. He was an allaround good guy, who never had a bad word to say about anyone. Never heard any gossip from him. He was always positive. I know it sounds clich, but he was just an all-around great guy. He was always respectful -it didnt matter if you were talking about anything from football to life, even if you were on opposite ends of the spectrum. He was a Seminole fan, but he went to college and got his degree at the University of Florida. He and a bunch of guys from Perry were all there when the Gators won two championships in football and basketball. When they would tailgate with us I always told them how lucky they were to be going to school there when they were winning like that. Even though he would go to Gator games while attending college, he was a Seminole fan all the way. Reecting on the three lives cut short in their prime, Sadler shared a sentiment tting for each mans memory: You could tell by his friends what kind of person he was because they were all good people also. I cant say enough good things about him. A-3 Taco Times November 22, 2017 A single-vehicle crash that claimed the lives of three men happened on Paul Poppell Road Saturday, Nov. 18. Matthew York, 30, of Baxley, Ga.; Brett King, 33, of Lamont; and Brett Bassett, 25, of Perry were all pronounced dead at the scene. Friends said the three had attended Florida Sate Universitys (FSU) Homecoming game in Tallahassee earlier that day. They were dropped off in Perry and then got into Yorks 2013 Chevrolet Camaro with York behind the wheel. They were traveling southbound on Paul Poppell Road around 6 p.m., approaching a sharp right-hand curve, when the vehicle crossed into the northbound lane and left the roadway. The car became airborne and landed in the east ditch before crashing into a wooded area. The vehicle struck several trees before overturning onto its roof, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported. Following the impacts, the vehicle became completely engulfed by re, with the three occupants inside, responding trooper Charles Swindle stated in his report. The crash happened approximately one-half mile down Paul Poppell Road, off Slaughter Road. The Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce, Taylor County Fire-Rescue and Doctors Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) all assisted at the scene. Vehicle went airborne, caught re Brett Bassett, Brett King and Matthew York spent game days celebrating with family and friends. HEARTBREAKING Continued from page 1Hard-working, fun-loving guys Bassett The Celebration of Life service for Brett Bassett will be held today (Wednesday) at Dorsett Stadium at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. York Services for Matthew York will be held today (Wednesday) at Calvary Baptist Church, starting at 3 p.m. King Funeral services for Brett King will be held Friday at Lamont Baptist Church, beginning at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 10-11 a.m. Members of the Taylor County High Schools Pride of Taylor band volunteered their time to make a special recording of the school ght song to be played at Brett Bassetts memorial service today (Wednesday). Our band director received word that the family was looking for a recording of the ght song to play at the service, but was unable to nd one. When he heard about this, he contacted band members (students are out of school this week for the Thanksgiving holiday) and students to came together Tuesday to make a special recording for the family, a band parent shared. A special tribute from the TCHS band


CDI plans to operate three Head Start classrooms in the Boys and Girls Club, after renovations and state licensing are obtained. Additionally, CDI Head Start will be purchasing a modular unit for the Hampton Springs property, serving three Early Head Start classrooms. This is less than the number originally announced last month, when it was stated there would be six classrooms at the Boys & Girls Club and four at the Hampton Springs Avenue location. CDI Head Start is continuing to work with the community to secure additional classrooms, Fisher said. CDI Head Start is still accepting applications for the Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Parents interested in enrolling their children in CDI Head Start can visit 115-B East Drew St. in Perry or call (855) 2945716. CDI has provided interim services to more than 200 programs since 2000. Reach-1 Teach-1, the previous provider, notied the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on July 27 that it was relinquishing its Head Start grant. The agency began providing services in Taylor County in September 2016. In June, Reach-1 Teach-1 received a federal review citing 13 deciencies, including scal mismanagement, lack of governance and oversight, inappropriate curriculum and severe under-enrollment. A-4 Taco Times November 22, 2017 when I drove past it and stopped. When I got up to the truck, the girl had busted the back glass out and I helped pull her out. She was yelling, We need a knife, we need a knife. We managed to get the seatbelt cut off, and I thought Id be able to pull him (the driver) out, but his leg was pinned down by the steering wheel. I didnt realize what it was at rst until he told me it was the steering wheel. It was bent around his leg, and thats probably why he couldnt feel the ames as they started coming up in the cab, Mann said. I stayed in there as long as I could trying to get him out, but then I had to get out. My face got burnt, and I have a cut on my leg. I dont even know how it happened. Its a miracle the girl was able to get out because somehow the guard (over the back windshield) had separated from the truck and we were able to get in and out of the cab. It was just a miracle she was able to get through. The Lord wanted her to live for some reason, Mann said. It happened quick, but it felt like an eternity. Mann said he spoke to Heards father later in the evening at the hospital. He told me he was supposed to be riding with him (his son), but something came up and he couldnt go. Heard had been a semi-truck driver for ve years, Mann said, but had only been working with his current company for about three months. SEMI-DRIVER KILLED Continued from page 1 Woman escaped through semis back windshield HEAD START Continued from page 1 Three classrooms are planned at B&G Club Taylor County Elementary School has announced its Students of the Month for October: Ashton Parks, Autumn Young, Macon Folsom, Heaven Bernier, Colin Stiles, McKenna Curry, Trayce Abercrombie, Leah Island, Hunter Slaughter, Faith Gray, Trevor Nichols, Zanyia Bruton, Jake Ingle, ToyShant Love, Alex Tedder, Skyler Murphy, Fisher Smith, Briley Touchton, Keyon Coke, Calie Phillips, Caleb Reed, Normaya Flowers, Landon Grubbs, Neveah Allen, Camen Upshaw, Hannah Slaughter, Joseph Claudio, Hannah Brock, Caleb Ondash, Miranda Cruce, Cornelius Williams, Miley Brown, Kolton Murray, Shamorrian Walker, Eswin Rodriguez-Padilla, Ayanna Powe, Kyler Cruce, Princess Austin, Brett Freeman, Aubrey Sadler, Brayan Picon, Hailey Micklos, Ethan Allison, Elena Torres, Ashton Padgett, Jordan Weirick, Rishabh Thakor, Jasmine Williams, Baylor Sever, Mia Milton, Jaiveer Thakor, Lahna Ross, Timothy Shaw, Olivia Parker, Trey Roca, Leona Edwards, Nolan Amman, Kiley Tamme, Noah Padgett, Kaylynn Bray, Christian Goodman, Sarah Carter, Curtis Kostenbauder, Abbigale Smith, Brendan Bennett, Emily Brown, Quantrevius Jones, Hollie Parker, Walker Curry, Claire Parker, Jayden Hendrix, Kniya Glanton, Caden Collier, Tristan Flowers, Elijah Miller and Kamariona Calhoun. The names of six students were drawn at random from the list and each received a gift certicate. Joseph Claudio and Timothy Shaw took home gift certicates to 3 Nelsons (sponsored by Lindsay Calhoun of Focus Real Estate) while Cornelius Williams, Brett Freeman, Lahna Ross and Heaven Bernier received Walmart gift cards sponsored by H & H Cares. A random drawing was held and six Students Students of the Month


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ReligionA-6 Taco Times November 22, 2017 GLADTIDINGS T he name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. By GIL WILLIAMS Growing up in Kentucky, my dad was a tenant tobacco farmer. His sons learned to climb in a tobacco barn from a very young age. Tobacco was harvested differently in Kentucky. It was burley tobacco and each stalk was cut individually while they were still green and speared on a stick. There were six stalks to each stick. Then the sticks were placed on a wagon, taken to the barn and hung on the rails. The rails were between them. The barns had 12 rows of rails were in the top of the barn you were way above the ground. The tobacco was left to cure or turn brown. When the leaves were cured, they were taken down and thrown were then removed from the stalk. When I was 36 years old, I was the one in the barn throwing down the tobacco to those on the I was on the very top rail and I slipped. I hit each rail (or so it seemed) on the way down to the bottom rail that was about 10 feet off the ground. My nephews that were helping later said that I looked like a pinball bouncing off each rail as I fell. I was hurting all over, but I was clinging desperately to that bottom rail and I was not going to let go. My dad climbed up to help me down, but I would not let go of that rail. He kept telling me that he had me, but I refused to let go. Finally, he said very calmly, Gil, it is your father. Let go, I have you. You are safe. I survived without broken bones, which was a miracle. Later, I thought about that incident and realized that is what our heavenly Father is telling us all the time. Let go, I am your Father. I have you. You are safe. As Christians we have that assurance that we belong to God and nothing can take that away. We need to be mindful of John 10:28-29. And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all, and no man is able to pluck them out of my Fathers hand. Gil Williams serves as pastor of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Safe in our Fathers hand ObituariesBrett Taylor BassettBrett Taylor Bassett, 25, died Nov. 18, 2017, in Perry. Brett was born May 22, 1992, in Tallahassee to Jim Bassett and Suzanne McClellan Bassett. Brett was of the Presbyterian faith and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Perry. He worked with the Taylor County School System as a teacher/coach. Brett was a member of the Perry Golf and Country Club, and an avid sports fan for FSU and Taylor County. He served as a football coach for the high school and also coached the middle school baseball and football teams. He was also a member of the Seminole Booster Club. Brett was a graduate of Taylor County High in 2010 and graduated from St. Leo University in 2016 with a criminology degree. Brett is survived by: his parents, Jim and Suzanne Bassett of Perry; brother, Jake Bassett, and niece, Annaleigh Bassett of Perry; sister, Allison Bassett of Jacksonville Beach; paternal grandfather, Jake Bassett; and maternal grandfather, Herschel McClellan, both of Perry; as a well as a host of extended family and friends. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Dorsett Stadium with Pastor Larry Neal and Steve McHargue ofciating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 10-11 a.m., at the stadium. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Perry. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Taylor County Touchdown Club, P.O. Box 1349, Perry, FL 32348. Friends may sign the online guest book at www. joepburnsfuneralhomes. com.Brett Douglas KingBrett Douglas King, 33, died Nov. 18, 2017. Brett was born Aug. 9, 1984, in Thomasville, Ga., and was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. Brett was chief deputy property appraiser for the Jefferson County Property Appraiser. He was a member of the Jefferson County Country Club, enjoyed golng, shing and was an avid Florida State Football fan. He is survived by: his wife, Ashley Carroll King; his father, Jerry Douglas King; mother, Sarah Reams King (Bill); father-in-law Troy Carroll; and motherin-law Kim Carroll. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. at Lamont Baptist Church in Lamont. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 10-11 a.m. Internment will follow the service at the Walker Cemetery in Madison County. All arrangements are under the direction of Beggs Funeral Home of Monticello.Matthew James YorkMatthew James York, 30, died Nov. 18, 2017, in Perry. Matthew was born March 7, 1987, in Tallahassee to James Lester York and Kathy Maddox York. Matthew was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Matthew was a graduate of Taylor County High School, Class of 2005; he then received his bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida in 2011. After college he was employed with Buckeye Cellulose for several years, in operations management. Most recently he joined his family business enterprise in Baxley, Ga., as general manager of Matrix Cabinets and Douglas & Harper Manufacturing. Matthew was an avid Florida State Seminole fan, and in his spare time he enjoyed shing with his dad, barbecuing with family and friends, playing the guitar and playing golf. He never met a stranger, had the kindest heart of any person, only saw the good in people and was willing to give the shirt off his back for anyone who needed it. On May 20, 2017, God blessed Matthew and Lauren with a little girl, Elizabeth Kathleen York. It was love at rst sight; she stole her daddys heart. Matthew was devoted to her, loved her with every beat of his heart. He was the most hands-on father, helping Lauren at any time and in any way with taking care of Elizabeth. Matthew is survived by: his wife of two years, Lauren Douglas York, and their daughter, Elizabeth Kathleen York; his parents, James and Kathy York; sister, Natalie (Brad) Buden, and his nephew, Cooper; his father and mother-in-law, David and Lynn Douglas; and sister-in-law Andrea (Austin) Hughes; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 3 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Ben Kimmell ofciating. Interment services will follow immediately afterward in Pineview Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 6-8 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home of Perry. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Perry. Friends may sign the online guest book at www. joepburnsfuneralhomes. com.Imogene Maddox Leonardi Imogene Maddox Leonardi, 85, died Oct. 30, 2017. Imogene was resident of Seminole, and formerly of Perry and Jacksonville. Imogene was born on May 27, 1932, in Perry. She graduated from Taylor County High School. Imogene eventually moved to Jacksonville and was a stay-at-home mom for many years until she became manager of Burke Marketing Research. After retiring from Burke, she started her own marketing consulting and auditing business. She proudly volunteered for 18 years with the American Cancer Society. Imogene moved to Seminole to be close to her daughter, Sandi, son-inlaw, Dale, and grandsons, Cheyne and Mitch. She loved her large family-brothers, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She loved deeply and unconditionally and will be missed by all. She was predeceased by: her mother, Janie Mathis; father, Elmie Mathis; son, Mike Richards; and grandson, Austin Richards. There will be a Celebration of Life at her daughter Sandis house in Seminole Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. Please email Sandi at if you plan to attend. Eula Mae Hurst Hendrix Eula Mae Hurst Hendrix, 82, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Nov. 17, 2017. Eula was born in Mayo on March 23, 1935. Eula was a graduate of Lafayette High School, North Florida Community College and Florida State University. She taught elementary school in Palatka and then in Perry until her retirement. She was a longtime active member of Lakeside Baptist Church in Perry and lived in Perry until she went to Oakridge Assisted Living, and then to Lafayette Health Center in Mayo. She was preceded in death by: her parents, John Martin and Lula Mae Ward Hurst; her daughter and grandson, Nancy and Matthew Chambers; three sisters, Varney Rahn, Evie Lee and Thelma Hurst; and two brothers, Donald Hurst and Thomas Hurst. She is survived by: brother, Martin Hurst of St. Augustine; sister, Jeanette Whidden (Mike) of Fort Myers; and one sister-inlaw, Lyndal Hurst (Donald) of Mayo; along with many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Funeral services were held Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenny Sullivan ofciating. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery. Corey Lomar Thomas Corey Lomar Thomas, 31, died Nov. 10, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. at Antioch M.B. Church. The family will receive friends Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Antioch Church. Brett Taylor Bassett Brett Douglas King Matthew James York Imogene Maddox Leonardi More than 400 individuals, including 50plus volunteers, celebrated the launch of a new Sunday schedule at Cornerstone Community Church, featuring two morning services. Morning services are now held at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Taylor County Middle School auditorium. Members are also currently taking part in Cornerstones annual Toy Drive, collecting items for local families needing a little extra cheer this holiday season. This years drive will benet 41 families -more than 125 children. The drive began Sunday, Nov. 19, and continues through Sunday, Dec. 3, with the annual Christmas Party planned Saturday, Dec. 9. Toy Drive benets 41 families, 125 childrenDual Day Services will be held at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located at 807 Schwartz St.Dual Day Services this Sunday Blessing Bags The youth department of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church held and Pastor DeMarrio Bryant met at the church to gather all of the bags members of the youth department enjoyed pizza and held an impromptu


A-7 Taco Times November 22, 2017 to pick up (white goods) until we nd a plan to have somewhere people can take it. Its very unfair, Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton said. Im happy with it. Weve got to start cleaning up, Councilman Mike Deming said. I believe the strength of our community is that we work together, so I feel people will nd help if they need it (to haul off white goods), and I know that we as a city will be willing to work with folks, he said. My only problem with it is there is nowhere for people to take their trash. Thats the only thing, Councilwoman Venita Woodfaulk said. Our main problem is with landlords and rental homes. It isnt fair that city taxpayers are paying to clean up what they are dumping in the right-ofways. Everyone is paying for the few who cause it, Sullivan said. City residents collectively pay the landll tipping fees charged to the municipality for every truckload of white goods transported to the landll. Once this is implemented, residents will see a slight reduction in landll fees. It wont be much, but it may help offset the increased water fee (that started Oct. 1), Sullivan said. Since the ordinance came into play earlier this year, the city has been in talks with the county regarding city residents being given access to county roll-off sites (for white goods). However, those talks have faltered as the county is in the process of tightening its own rolloff site regulations and oversight. In an earlier discussion regarding the issue, county commissioners opted to delay taking any action on a request from the city to establish a fee schedule or one-time permit that would allow city residents to dispose of furniture, appliances, mattresses, etc. at county roll-off sites. County Administrator Ted Lakey read commissioners a letter from the City of Perry that stated, The city continues to strive to clean up our community to make it more desirable as a place to live and work. The council has determined one way to do this is to eliminate curbside pickup in the city of furniture, appliances, etc. Council is ready to pass an ordinance to accomplish this task, the city letter states. The city asks the board to please consider establishing a fee method for city residents to take furniture, appliances, mattresses, etc., to a county roll-off site facility. Possibly a city resident could purchase from the courthouse a onetime permit that would be turned in to the roll-off site attendant when the site is used. We appreciate your assistance and cooperation in cleaning up our community, the letter concluded. I think they need their own roll-off site, County Commissioner Jim Moody stated. Our plate is full. They can build their own and employ some people to man it. Moody added that currently city residents are dumping those items at county-owned roll-off sites at no charge, costing the county and those county residents paying the $140 annual solid waste assessment additional charges due to increased landll tipping fees. Come the rst of the year, that is going to stop, Moody said, referring to the countys plan to implement a solid waste identication card system on Jan. 1, 2018. Or we could charge each city resident the same $140 solid waste assessment fee and let them come and dump at our roll-off sites, County Commissioner Frank Russell said. I am serious. If the city collects $140 per year from each city resident, they can use their garbage trucks to pick all of it up, Russell suggested. There is no reason for them not to do it themselves. They have the trucks and the available property and the employees, Moody said. They can simply put a roll-off site in the city limits and man it just like we do ours. I was here when the city had the recreation department and we paid 45 percent of the costs, Russell said. Now we run recreation and we pay almost 100 percent of the cost. We have been carrying them for a long time. They dont have a tax problem because they dont do nothing. I will make a motion, Russell said. I dont want to alienate anyone, Chairwoman Pam Feagle said. In the spirit of cooperation and due to the fact we need to cooperate with the city on issues like economic development, we need to work together. I think we should put this on a workshop agenda and sit down and logically think it out. We dont want to alienate the city. We need to work through this issue so that we are still all friends in the end, Feagle added. I agree, Lakey said. The county funds 100 percent of the Taylor County Development Authority (TCDA), and I would like to invite the city to join us in (funding) that area in the future, Feagle said. We have got to run this as a business, not as a friendship, Moody responded. It costs us money to dispose of these items being dumped at our roll-off sites. It is not costing them anything right now, but it is costing those of us who pay the $140 assessment each year. Wait a minute, Commissioner Thomas Demps interrupted. I am a city resident who is paying $20 per month for garbage $11 for garbage pick-up and $9 per month for landll tipping fees, so dont say they (city residents) are not paying anything. That is close to what other communities are paying for residential garbage pick-up services, Lakey said, adding, We cant address this until after the rst of the year when our new policy takes effect. After that is in effect we can begin to address some of these other issues. The board moved on with their agenda without taking any action on the city councils request. TRASH Continued from page 1 County suggests city establish roll-off sites


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A-9 Taco Times November 22, 2017 Miss Florida Forest Festival Queen Rylee Hudson recently visited the Perry Rotary Club, telling club members about her time participating in the program. Hudson took part in numerous festival events leading up to the big day on Saturday, Oct. 28. Shown above are: (from l to r) Rotary Club President Mac Leggett, Hudson and Program Chair Tonya Benziger. Festival Queen visits Rotary The word opportunity was used quite a bit during the Taylor County School Boards Nov. 14 meeting, as Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) Executive Director John Selover and two representatives from K12, an education company, presented the idea of opening a statewide cyber academy sponsored by Taylor County. A month or two ago I was contacted by former Senator Jim Horne, who is now a lobbyist, about an opportunity for one of our districts. K12 was looking for a district to partner with to open a statewide cyber academy that would take advantage of the new open enrollment law. Selover said. According to the Florida Department of Education (DOE), beginning with the 2017-18 school year, each district school board must adopt an open enrollment plan that allows a student from any district to enroll in any district, provided that there are seats. To me, this had a lot of advantages: one, as you know, the Big Bend and Panhandle area have been seeing a drain on students coming out of our districts. This would allow one of our districts, partnering with PAEC, to gain some of those students back. Selover explained. The basic concept is that Taylor County would open an online cyber academy and contract with K12 to run it. In return, the district and PAEC would split a percent of the FTE revenue generated. Under the cyber academy concept, students would go to school online and have a full-time teacher or teachers. There would be a wide variety of resources available to them, including state-of-the-art programs and curriculum that Taylor County might not currently offer, according to Joseph Chisholm, K12 vice president for school development. By getting those programs, you create exible learning opportunities for your students, he said. According to Chisholm, there is a high demand for virtual schools right now, with roughly 8,000 people in two months inquiring about enrolling in one of K12s programs. If the school sponsored 1,000 students, that would generate, approximately, under the current funding structure, a little over $250,000 in funding. Chisholm said. Sponsoring 5,000 would mean $1.3 million in revenue available to the partnership here every year. Those are dollars that could be purposed directly to do district-wide programs, to serve your students and their families. We have tried to nd some negatives in this, but right now all were nding is positives. Superintendent Danny Glover Jr. said. We still have some more questions that need to be answered, but there is the real possibility of starting this in January. K12 plans to return in December with a contract for approval. Taylor schools may sponsor statewide cyber academy An early Thanksgiving lunch was held on the grounds of Big Bend Technical College (BBTC) on Thursday, Nov. 16. BBTC students, faculty and staf f, as well as SNAP students, law enforcement and local principals got together to break bread and give thanks. Young Striping, Burns Funeral Home and HB Tuten Jr. Logging sponsored the lunch. Were very thankful that they sponsored this lunch for our entire school, TTI Director Jodi Tillman said. They also invited the businesses and industries that hire our students. Thanksgiving at BBTC


Taylor County Farm Bureau recently recognized its members and saluted the relationship farmers, ranchers and growers share with their consumers. Do you eat every day? Then you are part of that partnership, Farm Bureau Director of Field Services Brad Dicks said at the 2017 annual meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Forest Capital Hall. A highlight of the evening was a video tribute to former Taylor County extension agent Henry Davis, who was recently awarded Florida Farm Bureaus prestigious Distinguished Service Award for his six decades of contributions to the agricultural community. He taught us about leadership. To never give up, former 4-Her Morris Steen said of his boyhood mentor. Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland joined Taylor County Farm Bureau President Billy Murphy in signing a proclamation recognizing Nov. 15-22 as Farm-City Week. The Kiwanis Club started Farm-City Week to honor the partnership between people who grow food and the consumers who use it, Murphy said. Award presentations kicked off with the recognition of 2017 Florida Farm Bureau Tobacco Scholarship recipient Stephanie English of Shady Grove. Funding for the scholarships ($2,000 each) comes from a 1997 Tobacco Settlement regarding the marketing of tobacco products. Current and former Florida ue cured tobacco growers and descendants of tobacco growers are eligible to apply, Dicks said. 2017 Miss Florida Forest Festival Rylee Hudson joined Kathy Aman in presenting the Henry Davis Scholarship awards to students for 4-H camp. Through this scholarship program, we have been able to send 50-60 kids to camp, Farm Bureau board member Auley Rowell said. Murphy also revealed a portrait of founding member Ernest Houck, who died Oct. 4 at age 96. We will be hanging this in the Farm Bureau ofce to honor Mr. Ernest. We miss him, but we know where he is and that well see him again, Murphy said. Future Farmers of America (FFA) instructor Christina Routh was the special guest speaker, sharing details of the newly re-established program. The high school teacher introduced chapter ofcers and related that the club has a garden project, tilapia farm and a chapter hog. Her long-term goal is to have a barn on the schools campus to support FFA projects, she said. The program is more than farming, Rough noted. I found my passion in agriculture through FFA. We campaigned for a long time to get a FFA chapter going. Like anything else, it takes money to operate. Lets help out as much as possible. Its about more than farming, its about leadership. It is a complement to 4-H, Murphy said. The award program closed with members recognizing the 2017 Farm Family of the Year, Matt and Devin Cruce. The familys holdings include interests in timber, cattle and citrus, County Extension Agent Clay Olson said. Representatives from Florida Farm Credit presented the Cruce family with a plaque and a check. (Matt) Cruce, in turn, handed the check back asking that it be given as a donation to FFA.A-10 Taco Times November 22, 2017 Community Do you eat every day?Then you are a member of the Farm (Bureau) familyThe Taylor County FFA Alumni chapter sponsored a drawing to raise funds for the local program. The winning ticket was drawn annual meeting and, as luck would have it, the winner was in attendance. Shown (left to right) are Raegan Murphy, FFA chapter secretary; Christina Routh, agriscience instructor; Sarah Sapp, alumni president; and Land, who serves on Membership in the alumni chapter is open to everyone. The group meets at the high school the third Tuesday of every month. Aucilla Christian Academy graduate Stephanie English (left) was awarded a $2,000 Florida Farm Bureau Tobacco Scholarship. She is shown with Farm Bureau Director of Field Services Brad Dicks. (Left to right) 4-H Instructor Kathy Aman and 2017 Miss Florida Forest Festival Queen Rylee Hudson, all recipients were in attendance, but on hand to accept their awards were Lillee McCall and Jadon Herring. (Above) Supt. of Schools Danny Glover Jr. and Principal Marion McCray surprised Megan Carmichael and Christy Davis with they had each been named Steinhatchee Related Personnel of the Year, respectively. They will vie for the district title with other school winners. Maddox Cruce, 5, played peek-a-boo with the camera and hid his face when his parents accepted Gunnels and Clay Olson. Steinhatchee School named kindergarten teacher Megan Carmichael its Teacher of the Year for 2017-18. This is Megans rst year as a kindergarten teacher, but she has been a Head Start teacher at Steinhatchee in the past. Megan is patient, kind, diligent and strives to be the best she can be. She is always willing to learn and strives for excellence, Parent Liaison Joanie Grifn said. Christy Davis was also selected as the School-Related Personnel of the Year for Steinhatchee School. Christy has been a part of the school for several years. She is always positive, quiet and upbeat. She is anxious to do anything to help at school. She works one-on-one with an exceptional student that loves her dearly, Grifn said. Both of these individuals are very important to making Steinhatchee School a success. Congratulations to these very important members of the Steinhatchee School community. Carmichael Teacher of the Year for Steinhatchee


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Truck Drivers Timber transport Must have: clean CDL, medical card. Drug test required. Offering: competitive wages, health Insurance, paid vacation. Must live in Perry/Madison area. Contact Jay at (727) 457-6001. 11/15-12/29 Part-Time Handyman Needed Seeking a part-time handyman for a 40-unit apartment complex in Perry, Fl. Approximately 20 hours a week. Must be capable of doing all repairs and maintenance to include painting, xing appliances, small plumbing repairs, lawn care, etc Send resumes to: 11/15-11/24 Help Wanted! Tallahassee Community College is looking for Carpentry and Plumbing Vocational Instructors to teach at the Taylor Correctional Institute. Competitive pay and benets! Visit to apply. For more information contact Workforce Development at (850) 201-8760! 11/17-11/29 Taylor County Board of County Commissioners Job Vacancy Announcement. The job description and our 2 step application process can be found on our website at www. or in the lobby of the County Annex. Applicants must apply through Career Source. Call in Roll-off AttendantOversees activities at County Solid Waste Collection sites to ensure that proper procedures are followed. Code Enforcement Ofcer Perform activities related to the administration and implementation of the Countys Code Enforcement program. Engineer Professional-level position involving application of engineering principles associated with public works type projects throughout the County. 11/10-12/1 TCBCCLEGALS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2016-CA-000567 REVERSE MORTGAGE FUNDING, LLC. Plaintiff, vs. MARGARET ANN BALLENTINE A/K/A MARGARET BALLENTINE; THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AN OFFICER OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 8th day of November, 2017 and entered in Case No. 2016-CA-000567 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for TAYLOR County, Florida, wherein REVERSE MORTGAGE FUNDING, LLC is the Plaintiff and MARGARET ANN BALLENTINE A/K/A MARGARET BALLENTINE and THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AN OFFICER OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the east door of the Taylor County Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson St., Perry, FL. 32347 at 11:00 A.M. on the 16th day of January, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATED IN TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 16, 17 AND 19 BLOCK 132, STEINHATCHEE SUBDIVISION, AS PER THE PLAT ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN PLAT BOOK 1 AT PAGE 26 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID PROPERTY BEING ONE IN THE SAME AS DESCRIBED IN THOSE CERTAIN WARARNTY DEEDS AS SHOWN RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 369 AT PAGE 321; AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 378 AT PAGE 820: BOTH RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID PROPERTY WAS DEVISED TO MARGARET ANN BALLENTINE IN THAT CERTAIN LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JAMES H. BALLENTINE, DECEASED AS SHOWN RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 480 AT PAGE 210, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 513 STEPHENS STREET NORTHWEST, STEINHATCHEE, FL 32359. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 14 day of November, 2017 Clerk of the Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida BY: Marti Lee Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055; (386) 758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. 11/22, 11/29 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 62-2017-CA-000250 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR CIM TRUST 2015-4AG MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES SERIES 2015-4AG FHA/VA/RIIS; NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF GEORGE F. GANT JR., DECEASED, et al. NOTICE OF ACTION-CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: THE UNKOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF GEORGE F. GANT JR., DECEASED. Whose residence is unknown if he/ she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 15, 16, 17 AND 18 OF BLOCK 58 OF THE WEST BROOKLYN SUBDIVISION TO THE TOWN OF PERRY, FLORIDA, PER MAP OR PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION ON RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA. are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Ave, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before 30 days from the Date of First original with the clerk of the court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Taylor County, Florida, this 14 day of November, 2017. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Marti Lee DEPUTY CLERK ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, AND SCHNEID, PL ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 6409 Congress Ave., Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33487 11/22, 11/29 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 2017-151-CA THE SHEFFER REVOCABLE TRUST DATED FEBRUARY 18, 2009 Plaintiff, v. JEFFREY S. LINZY; UKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEFFREY S. LINZY, any and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under, or against the herein named individual Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees or other claimants; John Doe and Jane Doe as unknown tenants in possession, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that ANNIE MAE MURPHY, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Taylor County, Florida, will on the 19th day of December, 2017, at 11:00 AM at the Taylor County Courthouse in Perry, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Taylor County, Florida, to-wit: See Legal Description Attached Hereto as Exhibit A Exhibit A Legal Description of Real Property Lot 8 and 9 of Block 36 of the Steinhatchee Subdivision, according to the map or plat of said Steinhatchee Subdivision on record Court of Taylor County, Florida. And That portion of beginning where the East right of way of Eleventh Street touches the North bank of the Steinhatchee River and run West 25 feet for a POINT OF BEGINNING, thence run West 25 feet, being the riparian right, consisting of 25 feet of riparian right directly south of Eleventh Street, land being the Steinhatchee Subdivision, Section 25, Township 9 South, Rage 9 East, according to the map or plat of said Steinhatchee Subdvision on record in Court of Taylor County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is as set out above, and the docket number of which is 2017-151CA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. seal of said Court, this 15th day of November, 2017. ANNIE MAE MURPHY Clerk of the Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida By: Marti Lee Deputy Clerk 11/22, 11/29 TDA 17-052 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Taylor County Board of County Commissioners the holder of the year of issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2015 Description of Property: Parcel Number R04071-000 Lot 1 Block 3 of the Blair-Hinley Addition. Containing .13 acres, more or less. Name in which assessed: Alberta & Howard Sheppard c/o Howard Sheppard JR. Said property being in the County of Taylor, State of Florida. redeemed according to law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 11th day of December 2017 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this 1st day of November 2017. Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 TDA 17-053 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Taylor County Board of County Commissioners the holder of the year of issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2015 Description of Property: Parcel Number R04957-417 Lot 17 Block 13 of A B McRae Subdivision. Containing .13 acres, more or less. record 567, page 243. Name in which assessed: Annie Ruth Adams & Willie James Abercrombie Said property being in the County of Taylor, State of Florida. redeemed according to law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 11th day of December 2017 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this 1st day of November 2017. Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 TDA 17-054 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Taylor County Board of County Commissioners the holder of the Stay Informed. Subscribe Today!584-5513


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.Nov. 4: Robert Calvin Thomas, 42, 3877 Hwy. 27 E., trespassing on occupied structure, Ptl. McKenzie, PPD. Dustin Dwayne Ward, 21, 1929 U.S. Hwy. 221, domestic battery, Ptl. McKenzie, PPD. Anthony Bell, 38, 185 W. Walnut St., parole warrant, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. Nov. 5: Mancel Tyler Sherrer, 35, 1500 Carlton Cemetery Rd., driving with license suspended/revoked, controlled substance without prescription, possession of drug equipment, Ofcer Clement. Alissa Carlin, 21, 419 E. Dundee St., VOP--domestic battery, Dep. Ericson, TCSO. Scott Timothy Mitchell, 45, 2140 Gas Plant Rd., domestic battery, warrant, Dep. Chewning, TCSO. Nov. 6: Jamie Lynn Baumgardner, 30, 4920 Jones Baumgardner Ln., possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession of controlled substance, neglect of child, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, Widman Act, Ptl. Mitchell, PPD. Jamie Lee Barnhart, 27, 2785 S. Byron Butler Pkwy., domestic battery, Det. Sgt. Franklin, PPD. Nov. 7: Denise Tamara Short, 53, 4092 JJ Blue Rd., domestic assault, Det. Sgt. Franklin, PPD. Eric Peterson, 44, no address given, VOP--driving with license suspended, Dep. Bell, TCSO. Jordan Gary Hockaday Gipson, 24, 315 W. Puckett Rd., possession of cannabis with intent to sell within 1000 ft. of park, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, Ptl. Arnold, PPD. Cory Michael Martinez, 25, 306 Stephens St., Steinhatchee, possession of controlled substance without prescription, possession of drug equipment, VOP Ofcer Clement. the A-12 Taco Times November 22, 2017 Subscribe today! Call 584-5513 Plantation Bookkeeping and Payroll Services held a grand opening for its second location on Thursday, Nov. 16, with a ceremonial ribbon cutting marking the occasion. The business was originally established in Monticello in 2009. Owner Monica Kellow is especially excited about opening the second location in Perry, as she was raised in Perry. Opening in Perry is like coming back home, Kellow said. Plantation Bookkeeping and Payroll Services is located at 229 N. Jef ferson St., (formerly Studio 221 Yoga) and of fers tax based bookkeeping and payroll services to clients. Plantation Bookkeeping & Payroll Services Grand Opening The Perry Garden Club (PGC) was in full bloom at their Nov. 15 meeting. Hostesses Bettie Page and Debbie Ross provided refreshments for the Make and Take, A Floral Design, program where members practiced creating their own oral designs under the guidance and direction of Rain from the Rain Forest Flower Shop and Tuckie Brown. Floral arrangements were recreated and auctioned off for PGCs online Facebook fund-raiser yesterday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. The horticulture tip for the month was given by Jamie Rain Devos. Everyone had a great and fun time creating their own oral arrangements, said PGC publicity chairman Doris Galindo Lepoma. PGCs next meeting will be on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Garden Club meets The Steinhatchee Boys and Girls Club provided a banner breakfast and presentation to honor local veterans on Nov. 10. The children got on stage to sing favorite patriotic songs, making sure to include lots of marching and ag waving. All of the boys and girls did their best to keep in time with the rhythm. Of course, the best part was when a kid or two briey veered from the plan. But considering they only had a week of prep time, the presentation was fantastic! Children also gave individual veterans a homemade gift. There were approximately 40 people in attendance. Fifteen children served the veterans, with volunteers helping in the background. Special thanks to Maddies Market, Kathis Krabs and the Boys and Girls Club Steinhatchee for donations that made breakfast possible. Thank you volunteers Tammy Giallombardo, Laura Harrington, Joanie Grifn, Athena Hurtubise and Caleigh Mims, organizers said. Without volunteers and a wonderful staff, club members would not learn to be the good citizens we are training them to be and give back into the community that so generously gives to them, organizers continued. It was wonderful seeing folks have pride in the USA! Its great similar events were going on all around America to honor our veterans. Banner breakfast and patriotic presentation for Steinhatchee veterans The Boys & Girls Club honored veterans with a patriotic presentation. Shown above is one of the arrangements created during Perry Garden Clubs Make and Take, a Floral Design program during their Nov. 15 meeting. Arrangements such as this were auctioned of f in PGCs online auction. At the Booking Desk