Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1963 50 One Section 55th year, No. 14 www.perrynewspapers.com Wednesday April 4, 2018 Editorial . ................... A-2 Living . ....................... A-5 Religion . .................... A-6 Sports . ...................... A-8 Classieds . ............... A-9 Community . ............ A-10Weather Wednesday78 57 Index Thursday 81 61 11 apply for Russells seat on commissionAs of March 30, a total of 11 Taylor County residents have applied in hopes of being appointed to ll the District 3 County Commission seat left vacant by the passing of Frank Russell nearly two months ago on Feb. 10. Governor Rick Scotts ofce has yet to make a decision on who will be appointed to ll the seat until District 3 residents can vote in a new commissioner later this year. Despite numerous inquiries, Gov. Scotts ofce has not offered a timeline for when District 3 residents can expect to have a representative on the county commission. This position is currently open. Anyone is welcome to apply and there is not a timeline currently. You can nd more information at http://www.gov.com/ appointments/. was the latest response received from Jeri Bustamante with Gov. Rick Scotts ofce. At the request of Perry Newspapers, Bustamante did provide a current list of applicants for the District 3 seat, which includes: Michael Newman, Albert Johnson, Ursula Miller, Patrick Whitt, David Gorby, Lonnie Houck Jr., Jody Devane, Lewis Thomas, Stephen Spradley, Billy Ezell and Meg Inorati. Three of those on the list Patrick Whitt, Michael Newman and Ursula Miller have announced their intent to seek election to the seat later this year. Patrick Whitt (R) was the rst person to ofcially register to run for the Taylor County Commission District 3 seat held by Russell, followed by Newman (D), who led soon after and Miller (NPANo Party Afliation), who just recently registered to run. Three of the applicants Albert Johnson, Lonnie Houck Jr. and Jody Devane have prior experience as Taylor County commissioners, and another, Stephen Spradley, currently serves as Taylor County Emergency Management Director. Russell, who was At the same April 2 meeting the Taylor County Commission adopted a resolution to honor the late Commissioner Frank Russell, fellow board members and local residents questioned why Florida Governor Rick Scott has yet to appoint a replacement to ll his vacant seat. I dont like sitting here looking at that empty seat, said local resident Cindy Moore. Why has no one been appointed to ll it yet? Commissioner Malcolm Page stated he called Gov. Scotts ofce and spoke to an aide about the vacancy. I was told that the application process remains open, and when I told her that I realized this, but wanted to know when an appointment might be made, she told me that the governor may appoint a replacement, Page said.Why is seat still vacant? Please see page 3 Please see page 3The Big Bend Wildlife Management Areas Hickory Mound Unit will re-open to the public today (Wednesday), April 4. The popular Taylor County recreational area has been closed for repairs and construction since Jan. 2 to address damages sustained during Hurricane Hermine in September 2016. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has been repairing the Hickory Mound Impoundment dike to restore its engineered design, as well as address public safety issues associated with damages to roads and water control structures in the area. Hickory Mound Impoundment is a beautiful area, and we realize people are eager to get back there to enjoy its recreational Hickory Mound re-opens today!Please see page 4Re-paving projects in the city have come to a brief halt while Anderson Columbiawhich supplies materials for the projects relocates one of its asphalt plants from its Highway 98 location to the companys Highway 27 facility. This is going to cause a two to three week delay because there will be no asphalt available for our project, City Manager Bob Brown told the Perry City Council last week. They will continue to supply the Jefferson Street paving project that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is doing, so there shouldnt be any delays there, he said. Brown added that the company had also opted to have the city install a smaller extension line to provide the additional natural gas it will need while re-opening its Highway 27 plant, rather than a larger pipeline that also came with a larger price tag. We had talked about two options one would cost about $700,000 and the other, $35,000. They went with the $35,000, he said. The citys has two major re-paving projects underway, including all of Church Street as well as Center Street from Old City hits pause on re-paving projects while Anderson Columbia moves plant Please see page 3 TCSO, middle school students recognized House in Tallahassee. Taylor County United Way Campaign Chair Jan Walker accepted the awards on behalf of both groups. TCSO was honored with Following a recommendation from County Administrator Ted Lakey, county commissioners recently voted to create a new Community Services Director position that will oversee the public library, county boat ramps, recreation, parks and manage community centers and facility rentals. Lakey proposed a job description for the new position at the countys March 5 meeting, stating, We dont have a librarian right now, and the library has evolved a lot in the last 20 years. Lakey explained that after meeting with Dale Collum, director of the Three Rivers Regional Library System who oversees the Taylor County Public Library he decided the vacant library director position could be eliminated and the duties consolidated into a new Community Services Director job description. Lakey explained that many of the librarian duties are now conducted online, have been digitized or handled by the regional library system. I feel we have a lot of jobs not being done right now, so I am recommending that we transition this position into a Community Services Director to handle the library and some of these other duties that we need to get done, Lakey said. I recommend we take the library director position, enhance it a little and hire a Community Services Director, Lakey said. According to Lakeys summary, the new high-visibility position would be responsible for the administration and management of Community Services, to include the Library, County Boat Ramps and Parks and Recreation. The Community Services Director would oversee the day-to-day operations of the Library, County Boat Ramps New position to wear many hats New position would oversee county library, boat ramps, recreation, parks, community centersPlease see page 4News Forum Register now for candidate workshopTwo free informational workshops are planned for individuals who may be planning to run for public ofce in the upcoming election. The rst workshop is set for Tuesday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Supervisor of Elections ofce on U.S. Highway 19 North. The second workshop will be held Tuesday, April 24, from 6-9 p.m. Space is limited. To pre-register, call 838-3515.Hampton Springs meeting set MondayAll residents interested in giving input regarding the historic Hampton Springs Park are invited to a meeting Monday, April 9. The meeting will be held at the Taylor County Historical Society, starting at 6 p.m. The county is currently forming an advisory council for the park and will soon be accepting applications for volunteers.Bluegrass Festival this weekend The 16th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival strikes up a tune Thursday at Forest Capital State Park with an open mic event starting at 5 p.m. Bands and individuals are invited to participate. Those wishing to get an early start can join out-of-town guests for bingo tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at Forest Capital Hall. The festival will feature several well-known bluegrass bands, including the Adventures of Annabelle Lyn (above). For more information, visit www.oridastatebluegrass.com or check out the special festival edition in Fridays Perry News-Herald
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A-3 Taco Times April 4, 2018 When I told her I read the statute to say that he shall appoint a replacement, she said she would have to consult their legal counsel and get back to me, Page said. Assistant County Administrator LaWanda Pemberton stated she too was unable to get an answer on an estimated time frame for an appointment despite a call to Gov. Scotts ofce. According to Florida Statutes 100.111 concerning a vacancy in ofce, the Florida Constitution provides: When not otherwise provided for in this constitution, the governor shall ll by appointment any vacancy in state or county ofce for the remainder of the term of an appointive ofce, and for the remainder of the term of an elective ofce if less than 28 months, otherwise until the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday following the next general election. Because there is more than 28 months remaining on Russells current fouryear term, Governor Scott is expected to appoint a person to ll the position until the next general election (scheduled for November 2018). If there had been less than 28 months remaining on Russells term, the governor could have appointed someone to ll the remainder of the entire term, which ends in 2020. Those interested in a vacant post must download, ll out and return a questionnaire, as well as provide personal information and nancial disclosure information. For more information, call 850-717-9243 or email Appointments@eog. myorida.com. Taylor County Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland rst notied the Florida Division of Elections of Russells death on Feb. 12 and has said her ofce is still awaiting direction from the Governors Ofce concerning how he plans to ll the vacancy. Gov. Rick Scott can be contacted via phone at: (850) 488-7146 or email at: GovernorRick.Scott@eog. myorida.com During the Tuesday night meeting, commissioners voted 4-0 in favor of honoring Russell with a resolution stating in part: Whereas, Honorable Frank Delano Russell, Sr., passed away on February 10, 2018. The Board of County Commissioners of Taylor County wish to express their appreciation for Franks long service to our County, and Whereas, Mr. Russell served as a County Commissioner after having been elected six different times in three different districts in our County for over 20 years, and Whereas, during all the years that Mr. Russell was a commissioner, he always championed and helped the elderly in his district and in fact throughout Taylor County, Florida. Some of the numerous projects that Mr. Russell helped to construct were the Taylor County Sports Complex, the Keaton Beach Boat Ramp, the new Doctors Memorial Hospital, not to mention his insistence to be good stewards of County funds, and Whereas, the Board and the citizens of Taylor County will surely miss Mr. Russell. Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Board of County Commissioners that Honorable Frank Delano Russell, Sr., served his county with great dedication and his service to all citizens of Taylor County will be missed, and what he did for our county will always be remembered. most recently elected in November 2016, was hospitalized in early February and died Feb. 10. District 3 residents have not had a voice or a vote on matters coming before the county commission for more than eight weeks, which has included eight different meetings (regular, special and workshops). If, or when, Scott makes a decision, the appointee would serve until November, when Taylor County voters will decide who will serve out the nal two years of Russells fouryear term (which ends in 2020). Floridas Primary Election is set for Aug. 28, and the 2018 General Election, Nov. 6. Dixie Highway to Ash Street, funded by a state grant. The second project is city-funded and includes: Davis Drive (entire street); North Avenue (Schwartz Street to 6th Street); Blanton Street (entire street); Baker Street (entire street); Roberson Street (Church Street to Saxton Street); Campbell Street (Church Street to Saxton Street); Woodard Street (Church Street to Saxton Street); Givens Street (Church Street to Saxton Street); Bryant Street (Church Street to Duval Street); Colson Street (Bryant Street to Malloy Avenue); First Street (U.S. 98 100 feet south); West Bay Street (Jefferson Street to Springeld Street); Springeld Street (Bay Street to Main Street); Wilder Street (Hampton Springs Avenue to Bacon Street); Jeff Davis Avenue (Bay Street to Lafayette Street); Allen Street (entire street); and Warner Avenue (Thomas Demps Lane to U.S. 98 West). RE-PAVING Continued from page 1 Re-paving list detailed SEAT VACANT Continued from page 1 Applications for county seat are available online RUSSELLS SEAT Continued from page 1 Appointee will serve until November The Taylor County Commission is seeking bids to clear a combined 94 acres in timber from PerryFoley Airport with the hope that the land can one day become the site of a solar farm that provides revenue for the facility. At its March 20 meeting, the board voted 3-0 to approve a request for bids for the sale and cutting of 36.5 acres of mature planted pines and approximately 58 acres of non-mature pines and miscellaneous timber at the airport. The areas will then be converted to grasslands. The 36.5 acres of mature planted pines have been County looks to clear timber to make room for solar farm Please see page 7 A combined 94 acres of timber are slated to be clear cut at the Perry airport.
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With less than 35 days left in this school year, students are in the home stretch. Perry Primary School has announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks grading period, and theres only one more to go before summer is here. Kindergarten, All As Abigail Beigle, Abigail Phillips, Ada Weatherly, Aubrie Rainey, Aukevion Wiggins, Austin Dodge, Bella Mathers, Brant Livingston, Brantley Cline, Brody Dean, Carl Melton, Carson Austin, Christopher Weaver, Crisanto Ayala, Dakota Odom, Davis Read, DMarquez Hawkins, Easton Mash, Ella Towles, Emma Strickland, Felix Proctor, Gentry Stanley, Gracie Murphy, Grayson Kelley, Haden Lavalle, Hailey Padgett, Holden Ellison, Hunter Blanton, Ian Edwards, Jaxson Selchert, Jayla Knight, Jonah Jackson, Kalia Jerrells, Kalista Wilkinson, Karley Dice, Karsyn Ricketson, Kaylee Klages, Kendalyn Brown, Kinley Wright, Kyler Geschwind, Kyson Porter, Lainey Lovett, Lana Moody, Landen Vinson, Layton Curry, Lexi Woods, Liberty Desoiza, Lord Smith, Maddox Ford, Madison Wallace-Jasper, Makinley Smith, Marley Williams, Michael Pillow, Morgan Walker, Rashaud Patterson, Rayden Weaver, Robert Freeman, Roger Williams, Savannah Hall, Serenity Gipson, Sophia Gear, Tate Sands, Thomas Miller, Travis Crosby, Tucker Cone, Varian Dunnell, Weston Massey, Wilbur Aman, Zailynn Irvin and ZayDen Bruton. Kindergarten, A/B Aaron Tayco, Adelina Werner, Adelynn Cruse, Adrianne Johnson, Ahad Reza, Aiden All, Alayah Pigford, Alec Engeloff, Alexis Sands, Ashton Shefeld, Aukevious Wiggins, Brantley Williams, Brydon Smith, Carlie Haworth, Chase Dixon, Christopher Simpson, Dashyia Love, Emily Flack, Harmony Sanchez, Ian Hayden, Izabella Hayes, Jadyn Davis, Jaevion Nelms, Jasmine Cascaddan, Jayven Petty, Jeremiah Ghent, Joshua Bruce, Joshua Carter, Kaiden Chapman, Keaston King, Kiersten Thompson, Kylan Bailey, Kylei Alsip, Kyliee Wilson, Kyson Simmons, Lachlan Pegg, Levi Morgan, Lexi Cox, Mason Carlisle, Mehnaz Mohib, Merci Coleman, Nicolin Freeman, Robert Darnell, Sanai Williams, Selena Hernandez, Shaila Martinez, Talan Lopez, Taniyah Brown, Tanner Colson, Terryn Grifn, Tony Anderson, Tyrese Pace, Uriah Parker, Virginia McCalla, Zahriah Henry and Zann Odom, First grade, All As Aaden Winters, Aaliyah Ellis, Adriana Anderson, Allee McCall, Amelia Brown, Anthony Ni, Ashlee Sparkman, Avery Dunnell, Ayden Parga, Cody Jones, Connor Pike, David Tharpe, Destiny Jackson, Elizabeth Emory, Emmalee Reeves, Fisher Carson, Honesty Green, Hunter Mullins, Isabelle Carpenter, Izabella Gaines, Jacob Sweat, James Slaughter, Kais-Michael Jackson, Katelynn Brown, Katie Webb, Lacey Tharpe, Liam Rayburn, Macy Gipson, Makayla Roberts, Marliegh Peacock, Maybre LaValle, NaKiley Ford, Nequon White, Nikolas Latham, Raylee Harris, Sawyer Wiles, Taylor Rector, Tori Howard, Trey Williams, Triston Brown, Tucker Dodimead, Tuf Sands, William Padgett, Wyatt Thomley and Zachary Scott. First grade, A/B Abigail Carpenter, Abigail McLean, Abigail Weaver, Addison Demps, Addison Livingston, Aiden Denmark, Alex Sullivan, Allie Weltzbarker, Anthony Maiullo, Anthony Richardson, Aubrey McIntosh, Aubriana White, Ava Taylor, Brandon Clayton, Carmyn Ellis, Carter Demps, Charles Couey, Christian Anderson, Cilas Collins, Damian Arellano, Dariyah Gaddy, Demi Garbe, Elizabeth Reynaldo, Eugene Simmons, Faith Brown, Frankie Allen, Franklin Barlow, Halen McLeod, Hunter Fletcher, Jacob Anderson, Javae McIntyre, Javen Crowell, Jayston Pittman, Jestin Morgan, Jhymon Burney, John Hayden, Jordan Williams, Joshua McKinney, Katelynn Reeves, Kayden Mason, Keari Smith, Keldon Williams, Kenneth Grambling, Khesten Alexander, Khileigh Richardson, Kolby Giddens, Kolton Walker, Laila Gysin, Landon Perez, Lucas Meeks, Mackenzie Sharpe, Marlee Cordle, Marley A-5 Taco Times April 4, 2018 LivingThis Saturday, April 7, the community is invited to participate in the annual Childrens Fun Festival from 10 a.m. to noon at City Park on North Jefferson Street. Admission is free and families are encouraged to attend. This event has been a symbol of the commitment of early childhood services providers in Taylor County for more than a decade and has been expanded to include the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, said Donna Hagan, executive director for the Healthy Start Coalition. Each year in Taylor County, early childhood service providers use the venue of the Childrens Fun Festival to bring parents out to educate them on the services available in the community. In tandem with fun activities for children, parents have opportunity for education on community resources and given information that supports the theme of early childhood development. Among the partners in the collaborative effort are Healthy Families Seven Rivers, Partnership for Strong Families, Pre-K, Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend, Healthy Start Coalition, Taylor County Department of Health, CDI Head Start and many other local service providers. When families can access the services they need, their children are in a better position to learn, are healthier and overall more resilient, Hagan said. In support of local campaign efforts, Prevent Child Abuse Florida is providing educational materials for parents and advocates that will be distributed during the event. More than 20 agencies have been invited to provide parent education and childrens activities as a collaborative effort to highlight that prevention is less costly to society, and to individuals, than trying to x things later, Hagan said. It costs Florida 38 times more to care for an abused child than to prevent a child from being abused; Healthy Families saves lives and saves money in the process, said Healthy Families Seven Rivers Program Manager Rebecca Severin. Pinwheels for Prevention is the grassroots signature campaign for Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) America and its 48 chapters nationwide. The pinwheel represents a united effort to change the way our nation thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize healthy child development and prevent child abuse and neglect before it ever begins, Hagan said. Childrens Fun Festival Saturday at City Park The Steinhatchee Garden Club invites the community to attend an installation ceremony for a Blue Star Marker honoring the Armed Forces of America Saturday, April 14, at 1013 Riverside Drive. The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. The national marker is one of more than 60 placed throughout Florida. It is presented with pride and appreciation, honoring members of our military, Garden Club volunteer Sue Guilbeau said. Light refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome. The marker is being placed in conjunction with the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. Dedication ceremonies for placement of a Blue Star Memorial Marker in Steinhatchee will be held Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m. on Riverside Drive. Installation dedication is planned April 14 for new Blue Star Marker Has technology got you bafed? The Taylor County Public Library is hosting a six-week series of workshops entitled Computer Technology 101 for Seniors beginning Tuesday, April 17. The workshops are free, but registration is required. Two sessions will be held weekly (Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m.) and are designed to give seniors the opportunity to develop skills to use technology for socializing, accessing services and conducting personal business. Topics will include: basic computer skills, online security, setting up and using email, advance email, searching the Internet, apps/ programs, senior specic resources, library resources, social media, smartphones and tablets, digital photos and software (Word and Excel). For more information, please visit the library or call (850) 838-3512. Tech 101 for Seniors Reports cards are out! Who made the honor roll? Please see page 7
A-6 Taco Times April 4, 2018 Religion Walk with the Cross Morning rains did not deter Christian followers who gathered at Blue Creek Baptist Church on Good Friday, March 30, for a Walk with the Cross. Volunteers took turns carrying the large wooden cross on the route which stretched down Beach Road to Hodges Park at Keaton Beach. In the Bible, glad tidings is frequently translated to mean to tell good news and to preach the gospel. This space is dedicated to messages of good news to ll readers with uplifting thoughts to carry with them throughout the week. By CODY MCNEESE (11) to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. (12) For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day. (2 Timothy 1:11-12 New King James Version) Even though I am a pastor and I stand in the pulpit each Sunday preaching the message of Christ, at my very best I still struggle to call myself a preacher. Not because I am ashamed, but because I am unworthy. Get still in a quiet room and take up your Bible and read about this great man (the apostle Paul) who penned the above words thousands of years ago. Then read 2 Corinthians 11:24 through the rest of the chapter. Dont just blow through those verses. Try to imagine what it was like for him. Try to imagine the pain he felt in his body especially in the later years of his life -not only physical pain, but to be shunned and treated as he was by so many around him. Five times he was beaten with 39 stripes. A single beating like that is enough to kill the strongest of men. My eyes well up with tears as I sit here typing this. He was beaten with rods. He was stoned. Three times he was shipwrecked and suffered extreme hunger and thirst. Not like the hunger we feel between lunch and dinner but a hunger that caused an inescapable pain in the center of his bowels from having gone so long without food or water. Beyond the physical pain was the mental pain he endured when he was hated by so many. They sought to kill him, imprison him and discredit him whatever they could do to cause him anguish. Why? Why was he treated this way? Did he do some horrible thing? Did he commit some horrible crime against humanity? No. He was hated because he preached the name of Jesus Christ to the lost and dying sinners in his world. His only crime was loving the unlovable and refusing to give up pleading with both Jew and Gentiles to surrender to Christ while they still could. Nothing could stop him. The more he was hated, the more he loved. The more that was taken from him, the more he gave -even unto the very last breath in his lungs. THAT is a preacher my friend! To identify myself in the same way Paul did as a preacher, when I have never suffered anything close to this...well, it just feels wrong to me somehow. But, we have to be careful not to feel sorry for Paul. Sorrow is for those who have no hope. Sorrow is for those who die never knowing what Paul knew very well. In fact, Paul said that for him to die is gain. To suffer such things was for him a glorious service to his Lord. Those horrible things he suffered he called nothing more than momentary light afictions. In a mysterious way it was in his suffering that we can see the hope of Salvation shine through his life the brightest. How? Nevertheless, Paul says, I am not ashamed. Why was he not ashamed? Because, he said, I know whom I have believed One of the hardest questions to answer is Why do the innocent suffer? Why is there so much suffering in the world? Not even the most devout of Gods servants are exempt, as we see here. Some turn away from belief in God because of this question a question for which there seems to be no good answer. But think about what Paul said. He didnt simply say because I believe. He said, I know whom I believe. Why is that signicant? Because even though our Lord may not make known to us the answer of suffering, he makes Himself known to us. That moment when the heart of man is quickened and immediately senses its kinship with God and the Holy Spirit comes rushing in with a powerful embrace it is then at once you know whom you have believed. You know that He is not only good, but wonderful! He is not only a God of Love he is the embodiment of Love itself, and that love is boundless and eternal! So why doesnt he help us understand the suffering in the world? Why doesnt he help us see? In her book, The Hiding Place, Corrie ten Boom tells of a time when she went with her dad to Amsterdam to retrieve watch parts for his store. Sitting next to her dad on the train just a little girl swinging her feet -she looked up and asked him about a word she had heard another say. What is sex sin? she asked. Her dad just looked at her for a moment and then looked ahead, never answering. Her little heart was broken. Never before had her dad failed to answer her and help her understand something she asked. Once they pulled into the station back home from Amsterdam, Corrie asked if she could carry the case with all the new watch parts. He agreed, but when she tried to lift the case, it was much too heavy for her. She tried again for a moment before giving up and saying Its just too heavy for me to carry. In the wisdom of a Godly father, her dad replied, Thats right Corrie, and it would be a poor father to burden his child with more than they could bear. So too is this true of knowledge. There is knowledge that is just too burdensome for you to bear as of yet. Corrie recalled how relieved she was to hear her father tell her that for two reasons. First, because now she knew there was an answer to her question about sex sin, and secondly, because she knew that her father had the answer, and when the time was right he would help her understand. That kind of comfort came so easily to Corrie because she knew her father so well. She knew how tender and full of love he was, and she trusted him with her life. Though she didnt understand, she knew her father did, and that was enough for her. That is what Paul was saying about Jesus. He was saying that even though I have suffered greatly, I am not in despair because I know Him. I know that He is good beyond measure and lled with an immeasurable love for his children, and that He has an answer for every millisecond of suffering in this world. Sometimes instead of seeking the answer, we should rather seek the person of Jesus Christ. Seek him with your whole heart and you will nd him! And when you nd how full of love and grace he is, you will nd that He himself is the answer to all suffering... and that He is more than enough to sufce until we know as we are known, or as Paul said to keep you against that day. Cody McNeese serves as pastor and elder at St. Johns Christian Fellowship located at 6050 Puckett Road. GLAD TIDINGS I am not ashamed Perrys Alliance of Ministers and Pastors will hold an organizational meeting Sunday, April 8, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., at the Greater Grace Church of God in Christ (located at 1308 South Jefferson Street). All ministers and pastors are encouraged to attend. The group is an interdenominational organization for all spiritual leaders. Dr. Willie J. Anderson Jr. is president. For more information, please call (850) 322-2430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Obituaries Spiritual leaders will gather for organizational meeting SundayFirst Baptist Church will host the Secret Church simulcast this year beginning Friday, April 20, and continuing through Saturday, April 21. The event is an intense time of Bible study and prayer for the persecuted church around the globe, organizers said. This years theme is Cults and Counterfeit Gospels. The simulcast will begin at 7 p.m. that Friday evening in the churchs Student Center and will broadcast until 12:45 a.m. the following morning. There is no charge, but pre-registration is required to receive a workbook. Forms are available at First Baptist and other participating churches. Eston Donald HendryEston Donald Hendry, 82, passed away quietly at his home in Perry on April 2, 2018. Eston was born on June 28, 1935, in Taylor County, to the late Talmadge and Zula Slaughter Hendry. Eston was a member of Three Rivers Hunting Club where he enjoyed hunting deer. He also enjoyed shing and was an active member of the mens group at Midway Baptist Church. Eston was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Delton and Hershel Hendry; and two sisters, Eula Brown and Jimmie Lee Barker. He is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Betty Shefeld Hendry; a daughter, Camy Keele and her husband, David; a son, Kal Hendry and his wife, Beth; three grandchildren, Andrew, Kaley and Timmy Hendry; and two sisters, Velma Towles and her husband, Jim, and Pansy Carlton and her husband, Ralph. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home of Perry with Brother Marc Pargo, Brother Danny Lundy and Brother Jack Anderson ofciating. Interment will follow immediately afterward in Pisgah Cemetery. The family received friends Tuesday, April 3, from 6-8 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home.Jerry Pope PoppellJerry Pope Poppell, 79, went to be with his Lord and Savior, after a lengthy battle with mesothelioma, on March 28, 2018, in Blairsville, Ga., with his loving family by his side. Jerry was born March 3, 1939, in Perry, to John Pope Poppell and Mary Elsie Godwin Poppell. Jerry honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Berlin Crisis. He was of the Primitive Baptist faith and was a member of Tucson Primitive Baptist Church in Tucson, Ariz. Jerry worked as an aeronautical engineer with Boeing for 21 years as an engineer/scientist, retiring in 2007. He was an inventor and worked for Automated Manufacturing Systems, Inc., and Carolina Button Company. He worked with Piper Aircraft for 13 years in both Vero Beach and Lakeland. He also worked with the Taylor County News Herald and OQuinns Drug Store. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, int knapping, photography and building working aircraft prototypes. He enjoyed any challenge of a mechanical nature. He also enjoyed hiking, rappelling and offroading. Jerry was preceded in death by: his son, Brent Alan Poppell; and parents, John Pope and Mary Elsie Poppell. Jerry was the devoted and loving husband of Virginia Ruth Freeman Poppell for 58 years. He loved his children, daughter, Sandra Poppell of Blairsville, Ga. and son, Gary Poppell (Shannon) of Mesa, Ariz.; grandchildren, Craig Cunningham (Janell), Megan Connor (Jon), Jeffrey, Kevin, and Allison Poppell; greatgrandchildren, Brent and Tyler Cunningham and Mollie and Gabriel Connor; and his siblings, Charles Poppell, Christine Thompson, Ralph Poppell, and Wanda Colson; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 31, at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Tommie Stanaland ofciating. Interment services followed immediately afterward at Pisgah Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 30, 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. Jerry Pope Poppell Secret Church will be simulcast April 20 Obituary PolicyPerry Newspapers, Inc., does not charge for a standard death notice. An extended obituary is available for a charge based on length, with wording as provided by the funeral home or family. For inclusion in the Taco Times, obituaries must be received by 2 p.m. on Tuesday. For the Perry News-Herald, obituaries are needed by Thursday at 2 p.m.Church news may be submitted via e-mail at: newsdesk@perry newspapers.com
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YARD SALE. 1451 Dewey McGuire Rd. Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7. 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. Furniture, round oak table and chairs, large square table and chairs and bench, dresser, chairs and more. 4/4-4/6 LARGE YARD SALE. Saturday, April 7. 8 a.m. 1 p.m. 139 E. Center St., Perry. Household items, treadmill, clothes, childrens bicycles and much more. 4/4-4/6 MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE. 4246 Moms Way Ln. Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Camping stuff, household items, name brand clothes, movies, DVDs, afghans, patio set and much more. MISC WE BUY Scrap Metal and Junk Cars. (850) 838-5865. RC AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE: 2001 Chevrolet pickup S-10 truck. 4 cylinder. Good shape. $3,000. 843-7561 or 843-2370. 4/4-4/6 FOR RENT 3 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT. $800 per month. Electric and water not included. Can be repainted per renter request. 107 Davis Dr. (850) 843-8886. 4/4-4/13 WOODRIDGE APARTMENTS Accepting applications for 1, 2, and 3 BR HC and Non-HC accessible apartments. HUD vouchers considered. Call (850) 584-5668. 709 W. Church St., Perry, FL 32348. TDD 711. Equal Housing Opportunity. WA ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT available. Credit check required. Applications available at Ware Oil. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. 5 p.m., call (850) 584-6666. WO FOR SALE: 1991 Fleetwood single-wide. 14 x 70 ft. Three bedrooms, two baths. Delivered and set up. $15,900. Interested parties call Perry Repo Outlet. 584-7094. EMHP FOR SALE: 221 North between Shiloh Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre lots with paved roads. Owner nancing available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or (850) 584-7466. EF SERVICES A TO Z FARM AND LAWN Service Complete Lawn Services Land clearing, dozer work, tree trimming/removal, dump truck services, harrowing, bush hog mowing, rake work, dirt leveling. Call (850) 838-5996 or (850) 5847972. AZ C & R LAWN SERVICE Call for a free estimate on all of your lawn care needs. No job too big or small. (850) 843-0315. 3/14-10/26 NOW OPEN! HAIRCUT HUT By Walter Bs on Beach Rd. All haircuts $13. Open Monday, Thursday and Friday, 12 noon 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. 12 noon. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. (850) 295-5872. 3/2-5/11 JOE COXWELL WELDING LLC Welding Fabrication & Repair Mobile Service (850) 843-3500. JC TALL TIMBER TREE SERVICE *Free Estimates* *Great Rates* Call today! (850) 838-5923. Mark A. Moneyhan, Licensed and Insured. Certied Quality Specialist. 4/4 HELP WANTEDBIG TOP MFG.: FIELD TECHNICIAN NEEDED Position requirements: Extensive travel including weekends, some holidays and at times overseas; a valid driver license, we prefer you have a passport; pass a background check and drug screen; basic computer skills; professional communication skills to interact with customers; ability to lift 50lbs. Experience/Background: knowledge of tools and equipment; construction experience. We have two (2) positions available. Please apply in person at Big Top Manufacturing, Inc., 3255 North US 19, Perry, FL: Monday Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Big Top Mfg. is an Equal Opportunity employer veterans/disabled and other protected categories. 4/27 UTILITY FOREMAN/ SUPERVISOR NEEDED FOR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT UTILITY PROJECTS North Florida Construction, Inc. located at 10367 NW Newsome Road, Clarksville, FL 32430 is seeking full-time, experienced utility foreman to lead an underground utility crew. Candidates should have some managerial experience in underground utility construction. Heavy equipment operation will also be required for this position. Competitive pay and benets are offered with this position. North Florida Construction, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. If you wish to apply, please send a resume and inquiry for an employment application to Jamie Miller at jamie@northoridaconst. com. Please feel free to contact us at 850-674-5730. 3/16-4/20 SERVICE TECH-INSTALLERHELPER Valid DL and Drug Screening. Applications accepted at 520 W. Hampton Springs Ave. ARA 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. taylorcountygov.com Â or in the lobby of the County Annex. Applicants must apply through Career Source. Roll Off Site Attendant Call In Oversees activities at County Solid Waste Collection Sites to ensure that proper procedures are followed. Â Engineer Professional-level position involving application of engineering principles associated with public works type projects throughout the County. Boat Ramp Attendant Seasonal Part-time -Oversees activities at County Boat Ramp and County Park to ensure that proper procedures are followed. Mosquito Control Driver Seasonal Part-time Call In position during times when active mosquito spraying is necessary. Sports Complex Part Time Concessions Worker Seasonal This position is responsible for concessions work on a seasonal/ part-time/as-needed basis to provide concessions during events at the Taylor County Sports Complex Road Maintenance Technician This is manual work of a routine and unskilled nature in connection with maintenance and operation of highways, roads, and related facilities. Â Day Camp Counselor This is a part-time seasonal position that reports directly to the 4-H Coordinator and assists with planning, organizing and implementing various day camp activities and programs. Â Community Services Director This is a high visibility position responsible for the administration and management of Community Services to include the Library, County Boat Ramps and Parks and Recreation. Â Fireghter/EMT This is a responsible and technical position involved in the prevention, control, and extinguishment of res in order to protect life and property. UPSCALE SECURITY OFFICER (USO) The worlds leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for an Upscale Security Ofcer starting at $9.50 per/hr. G4S offers job security, excellent pay, benets and career opportunities. For the minimum requirements, job description and to apply, please visit: USAJOBS.G4S.COM G4S is an Equal Opportunity/ Afrmative Action Employer and an alcohol and drug free workplace. 4/4 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS, SKILLED UNDERGROUND UTILITY INSTALLERS, AND GENERAL LABORS needed for construction contract utility projects. North Florida Construction, Inc. located at 10367 NW Newsome Road, Clarksville, FL 32430 is seeking full-time, experienced Heavy Equipment Operators, Skilled Underground Utility Installers, and General Labors for municipal pipeline construction projects. Candidates are preferred to have experience in underground utility construction including gravity collection systems. Heavy equipment operation in any realm will be considered. Competitive pay and benets are offered with this position. North Florida Construction, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. If you wish to apply, please send a resume and inquiry for an employment application to Jamie Miller at email@example.com. Please feel free to contact us at 850-674-5730. 3/16-4/20 HELP WANTED: HOUSEKEEPING/CLEANING for overnight cabins and bathhouse. Part-time, 5 days (exible days), 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Established business. Call (850) 584-3221, ask for Debby or Brian. 4/4-4/6 ECOAST TIMBER INC Truck Drivers Hauling Timber Must have: Clean CDL Experience log hauler Drug Test required Offering: Competitive wages, Health Insurance,Paid vacation Must live in Perry/Madison area. Contact: Jay Asbel at (727) 4576001. 3/28-4/27 TAYLOR COASTAL WATER & SEWER DISTRICT 18820 Beach Road Perry, FL 32348 WATER-WASTEWATER FIELD ASSISTANT Taylor Coastal Water & Sewer District is seeking a Water/ Wastewater Field Assistant. Base pay is $10.00 per hour. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid Florida Drivers License with a clean driving record. A drug test and background check will be performed prior to employment. To review the complete job description you may visit our website at www. tcwsd.org or request a copy of the job description by contacting the District Ofce located at 18820 Beach Road, Perry, Florida or by calling 850-578-3043. Interested applicants may obtain an application by vising the website or contacting the District Ofce. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 P.M., Friday, April 13, 2018. If you have recently made an application for this position there is no reason to re-apply, your application is still on le. EOE/Drug Free Workplace 3/30-4/11 TCWSDA-9 Taco Times April 4, 2018 Please see page 11 MAKE $$$Sell your stu with a classied ad! Call 584-5513 Place your ad today! Call 584-5513.
A-10 Taco Times April 4, 2018 Community By LORI C. WIGGINS UF/IFAS Taylor County Extension Agent III Mom! Try this! Isnt this spinach good?! Parents are often astounded as their children greet them after a day at school asking for more fresh carrots, strawberries or squash. However, after seven years of implementing a gardening and nutrition program with children at Taylor County Elementary School (TCES), extension agents, staff and volunteers have become accustomed to it. As weve seen time and again, and as research is now documenting, children who plant, grow, harvest and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables cant wait to eat them. With childhood diabetes and obesity rates on a rapid rise, many adults feel a moral imperative to support children in developing healthy eating habits. In addition to the grave health implications of a poor diet, children who are hungry or poorly nourished do less well in school, both academically and behaviorally. As concern rises, policy makers and teachers in the classroom are searching for the most effective ways to improve the health and well-being of their students. Schools provide us with a great place to start tackling this challenge. Eating habits and preferences are established early. The most effective way to increase childrens intake of fruits and vegetables and encourage lifelong healthful eating habits is to teach them about healthy choices and nutrition concepts in the elementary years. Studies show that if established before sixth grade, positive habits are more likely to persist into adulthood. Further studies show that garden-enhanced nutrition education is a profoundly engaging and effective way to establish healthy eating habits with youth. It is now well documented that when children have a hand in growing food, their understanding of food and its relationship to their health increases. Recent studies have shown a combination of direct instruction and hands-on school gardening activities to be a very effective way to inuence students attitudes about fruits and vegetables. These innovative educational methods that UF/IFAS Food Nutrition Program are utilizing have yielded positive results in increasing childrens long-term knowledge of and preference for fruits and vegetables, and have ultimately resulted in increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables by children. The gardens at TCES are really just outdoor classrooms where kids learn valuable lessons -not just about nutrition and gardening, but lessons that will truly last a lifetime. A winning combination: Nutrition and gardening On Thursday, March 22, at Taylor County High School, 24 cadets were given awards based on achievement and merit for their participation in the Junior Reserve Ofcer Training Corps (JROTC). Uniformed cadets stood proudly in the TCHS gym/ auditorium as their family, school staff and friends looked on from the bleachers. This annual Major Awards ceremony is a great opportunity to recognize cadets in the program who have continued to excel above and beyond what is expected. Many cadets were awarded ribbons, medals, certicates, and even promotions, for various achievements throughout the past school year, instructor MAJ (RET) Christopher McDaniel said. Cadets received awards for achievements in academic excellence, the ability to work as a team, displaying leadership and community involvement. The community, parents, teachers, students and staff of Taylor County High School were invited to attend and support the TCHS JROTC Bulldog Battalion. While time did not permit the recognition of every cadet for their individual achievements, additional cadets were recognized and promoted (when earned) on March 28-29 during their JROTC class period, McDaniel said. Major awards recipients for 2018 were: Elizabeth Blue, Distinguished Cadet, Academic Excellence and Academic Achievement; Millie Branch, Purple Heart Award and Plaque of the Commanders of the Bulldog Battalion; Madison Buzbee, Distinguished Cadet, Academic Excellence, Academic Achievement, Senior Army Instructor Award, Superior Cadet Award and Scholastic Excellence; Jacob Croft Order of Daedalians Award; Lynn Dubea, Veterans of Foreign Wars Award; Javonna Green, Academic Excellence and Association of the United States Army Award; Joshua Hodges; Sons of American Revolution; Dakota Hodges Veterans of Foreign Wars Award; Caroline Hornsby, Distinguished Cadet and Academic Excellence; Joshua Langley, General Military Excellence; Cain McCray, Sons of American Revolution; Brooke McGuire, Academic Excellence and Daughters of the American Revolution; Caroline Middleton, Distinguished Cadet, Academic Achievement and AMVETS Award; Gauge Parker National Sojourners Award; Jacob Patterson, Academic Achievement; Brianna Pease, Veterans of Foreign Wars Award; Victor Pease, Scottish Rite Award; Julian Richards, Army Recruiting Command Award; Nallely Rodriguez, AMVETS Award; Mahogany Smith, Reserve Ofcers Award; Shylynne Torres, General Military Excellence; Jacob Wilson, Distinguished Cadet, Academic Excellence, Academic Achievement, Senior Army Instructor Award, Superior Cadet Award and Scholastic Excellence; Josiah Windom, Military Order of the World Wars Award; and Ryan Yelverton, Noncommissioned Ofcers Association Award. 24 earn major awards
(Continued from page 9)FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that BILLY BROCK, owner, desiring to engage of B & B AUTO REPAIR located at 1402 S BYRON BUTLER PKWY, PERRY, FL 32348 in TAYLOR County intends Division of Corporations, Florida to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. 4/4 Notice is hereby given to DELRIKOS VIN:1D7HA18N56S642903 for tow and storage charges on 03-25-2018. Vehicle will be auctioned on The Butler Pkwy, Perry, FL (850) 5846221 per F.S. 713.78 4/4 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-01-DP IN THE INTEREST OF: Child. STATE OF FLORIDA WHEREAS, a Petition For Dependency the above-referenced child; a copy of the Petition is attached. You are County Courthouse, 3rd Floor, Perry, FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE PETITION. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE. THIS COURT AT PE RRY, TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA, 28 DAY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA BY SALINA FORD DEPUTY CLERK 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 Notice is hereby given VIN:1D7HU18N94J175902 for tow and storage charges on 03-312018. Vehicle will be auctioned on Butler Pkwy, Perry, FL (850) 5846221 per F.S. 713.78 4/4 NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give will be held in TAYLOR County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of United States Senator Representative in Congress: District Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Agriculture State Representative: District 7 Circuit Judge, Third Judicial Circuit: School Board: Districts 1, 2 and 4 and 4 Taylor Soil and Water Conservation 4/4, 4/11 AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el Condado de TAYLOR, Estado de la la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 2 Vicegobernador Principal de Finanzas de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 7 Juez del Circuito, 3.er Circuito Judicial: grupos 2, 3 y 5 Juez del Condado: grupo 1 Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 2 y 4 2, 3 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Taylor: grupos 1, 2 y 4 4/4, 4/11 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District Board of Trustees of North President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., 4/4 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED David Cain the holder of the following a tax deed to be issued thereon. The description of the property and the assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2015 Description of Property: Lot 10 Block 6 J H Parker Subdivision, Said property being in the County of Taylor, State of Florida. property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse Dated this 2nd day of April, 2018 Signature: Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25A-11 Taco Times April 4, 2018 At the Booking Desk PPS project pumps $$$ back into community Construction is in full swing at the site of the new $19.2 million Perry Primary School, as walls have begun to go up. Taylor County school of The North Central Florida Reef workshop set for April 18 Military news Private Alexander Private Parker 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. March 16: Hiram White, 61, 905 S. Calhoun St., operating drug house, possession of controlled substance, Det. Norris, PPD. Amanda Leigh Batton, 28, 5219 Richard Sadler Ln., possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, intro/remove contraband into detention facility, possession of drug paraphernalia, Ptl. Mitchell, PPD. Micah Cameron TumlinSmith, 23, 508 5th St., Steinhatchee, Gilchrist County warrant, Levy County warrant, Dep. Ericson, TCSO. Thomas Gary Wiley, 62, 513 Homer J. Smith Ave., possession of cocaine, operating drug house, Det. Norris, PPD. Loretta Ayala, 32, 905 S. Calhoun St., sale of cocaine within 1000 ft. of church, possession of cocaine within 1000 ft. of church, Det. Norris, PPD.Tara Ann Wilson, 42, 4811 Richard Sadler Ln., battery on law enforcement ofcer, misuse of 911, resist arrest without violence, Capt. Franklin, PPD. Jonathan Barger, 23, Salem, Bench warrant (sex cyber harass), Ofcer Albritton. Nicole Rocco, 27, 211 S. Orange St., aggravated child abuse, Det. Kellerman, PPD. March 17: Glen White, 56, 1502 NE 1st Ave., Steinhatchee, VOP, Dep. Ericson, TCSO. March 18: Brian Hires, 19, Athena, battery burglary, criminal mischief, tamper/harass witness/victim, trespassing on property, Dep. Thigpen, TCSO. March 19: Nicholas Freeman, 40, 1007 S. Byron Butler Pkwy., writ of bodily attachment, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. Jarred Carl Cartwright, 24, 2039 Malone Rd., FTA, Dep. Sumrall, TCSO. March 20: Myron Davis, 55, 400 W. Spring St., felony retail theft, resisting arrest without violence, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. Jeremy T. Cooper, 39, 1860 Ellison Gamble Rd., VOPburglary to structure/ conveyance, Dep. Chewning, TCSO. March 21: Miracle Shyanne White, 20, 1101 East Main St., burglary, battery, Dep. Thigpen, TCSO. March 22: Cynthia Goff, 36, 176 E. Center St., FTAVOP, Dep. Bell, TCSO. Jeffery Long, 37, 707 Riverside Dr., Steinhatchee, VOPpetit theft, possession of deer out of season, trespass after warning, Dep. Ericson, TCSO. William Raymond Brant, 66, 607 S. Warner Ave. #1, operating drug house, Det. Norris, PPD. Chaz Johnson, 30, 112 Susan St., possession of cannabis with intent to sell, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, Det. Kellerman, PPD. Terry James Randall, 44, 3660 Bohannon Cir., possession of cannabis, possession of drug equipment, possession of cocaine, driving with suspended license, resisting ofcer, Trp. Clements, FHP. March 23: Edward Earl Cook, 63, 10120 Fish Creek Rd., knowingly driving with license suspended, Dep. McKenzie, TCSO. Richard Sadler, 52, 602 W. Bacon St., VOP, Ptl. Smith, PPD. Joshua Lamar White, 30, 500 S. Warner Ave. E3, sale of controlled substance, possession of more than 20 grams cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, Capt. Cash, TCSO.