Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1963 50 One Section 55th year, No. 15 www.perrynewspapers.com Wednesday April 11, 2018 Editorial . ................... A-2 Living . ....................... A-5 Religion . .................... A-6 Sports . ...................... A-7 Classieds . ............... A-9 Community . ............ A-10Weather Wednesday75 50 Index Thursday 78 50 News Forum Survivors Banquet is this ThursdayCancer survivors and caregivers are invited to the annual Relay for Life Survivors Banquet planned this Thursday, April 12, at Crosspoint Fellowship Hall starting at 6 p.m. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. Special guests will be this years Honorary Junior Chair Noah Amador and Honorary Chair Dianne Miller. The event heralds the upcoming Relay For Life benetting the American Cancer Society planned Friday, May 4, at Rosehead Park from 6 p.m. to midnight. Eat smarter, move more The Faithful Families program, an interactive health education series to help families eat smarter and move more, continues at New Brooklyn M.B. Church every Thursday at 6 p.m. Classes are offered at no cost. To register, please contact Extension Agent Lori Wiggins at (850) 838-3508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Blue Star Marker dedicated SaturdayResidents are invited to an installation ceremony for a Blue Star Marker honoring the Armed Forces of America this Saturday, April 14, in Steinhatchee. The 11 a.m. program will be held at 1013 Riverside Drive and is being coordinated by the Steinhatchee Garden Club in conjunction with the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.Register now for Computer Technology 101 for SeniorsThe rst in a series of 12 workshops focusing on Computer Technology 101 for Seniors will be held Thursday, April 17, at the Taylor County Public Library. Classes will continue each Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. and 10 a.m. respectively. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. For additional information, please contact the library at (850) 838-3512.Airport tour slated April 16The Taylor County Historical Societys April meeting will feature an onsite tour of the Perry-Foley Airport Monday, April 16, at 6 p.m. Special highlights regarding the airports beginnings as an Army Air Base during World War II will be shared. All members and interested residents are invited to attend. Unexpected maintenance costs at the Taylor County Jail led to county commissioners authorizing the transfer of more than $7,000 from a budgetary reserve fund to cover the costs of repairs. During the countys April 2 meeting, Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce (TCSO) Chief Deputy Chuck Mincy appeared before the commission to request funding help after the sheriffs ofce was forced to address several signicant maintenance issues at the nearly 30-year-old facility in recent months. We have encountered three unanticipated maintenance issues at the jail recently that have signicantly impacted our budget, Mincy told commissioners. According to Mincy, the issues included: generator that went down during, and after, an electrical outage caused by Hurricane Irma last year. Mincy said that the generator failed during the storm, but Ward Ketring was able to make the needed repairs to keep the jail powered over the next three days. However, the generator failed again during a routine check afterwards and needed $2,063 in repairs. control computer for the jails large air conditioner chiller ($2,900). cooler associated with the jails air-conditioning system ($4,240). County facility now 27 years old:Jail repairs on the risePlease see page 3 Local residents and county commissioners discussed several potential solutions to safety concerns with the county-owned Old Dixie Highway, which runs through the city limits and Jefferson Street in Perry. Cindy Moore appeared before the county commission to present several requests she said would make it safer for motorists and pedestrians on Old Dixie Highway. Can you not require some reective tape be worn by people if they are stupid enough to skateboard or bicycle on that roadway at night? Moore asked. These are adults not kids who are out there at night wearing dark clothing. When we were kids, at least we had enough sense to keep off the road at night, Moore stated, adding that she nearly hit a bicyclist returning home from Hickory Mound down Highway 98 after dark. I dont want to hit nobody, and it scared the mess out of me when I almost hit someone wearing dark clothes with no reectors in the middle of the road last week, Moore added. Please see page 8 Applications for Hampton Springs Advisory Council due by April 30 The luxurious Hotel Hampton was one of the longest-lasting mineral springs resorts in the country, thriving from its heyday in the early 1900s well into the late 1940s. The secret to its longevity? The owners willingness to change with the times. Nearly a century after Hampton Springs was billed as an island of luxury in Floridas last frontier, the county-owned site now faces a multitude of changes in keeping up with changing times. The bulk of the changes are rooted in rampant vandalism at the public park and liability concerns raised by the countys insurance carrier. The county is seeking seven members of the public to serve on an advisory council charged with developing a safety and security plan for the park. On Monday, volunteers with the Taylor County Historical Society met with County Grants Director Melody Cox to develop an application form, as well as to establish a mission statement spelling out goals for the advisory council. By consensus, the group narrowed the application to three key questions: serve on the Hampton Springs Advisory Committee? Please see page 8 Rhodes RunnerBy CAITLYN BURCHETT Drive, determination, dedication, focus and persistence are the words friends and fellow runners use to describe Perry resident and master runner What began as a highschool hobby for the local businessman has earned him the opportunity to compete in Americas oldest and most prestigious road racing events the Boston Marathon. I ran just because I liked it in high school, but I really picked it up about three I started doing 5Ks (ve kilometers or 3.1 miles) and 10Ks (10 kilometers or 6.2 miles). I am just always trying to beat my time. Over the past three years, trailblazer in the Masters males age 45 to 49 posting some of the best times in both short and long distance competitive races all around the state of Florida. and occasional running companion, speaks highly capabilities and attributes determined personality. Michael is one of the fastest runners to come out of Perry. He works full-time for GP, runs his roong business on the side and still Master Runner Michael Rhodes takes on the Boston Marathon Please see page 4 In its 16th year, the Florida State Bluegrass Festival once again drew a large crowd of music fans who converged on Perry from locales across the country -and even Europe -to enjoy the three-day event despite heavy rains forcing the music inside on Saturday. There wasnt much we could do about the weather, but fortunately we had enough warning, so we moved everything inside Forest Capital Hall, and everyone was able to still enjoy the music and have a good time, Festival Coordinator Dawn Taylor said. The rain denitely kept some people at home who would have had otherwise come out, but everyone who was with us enjoyed themselves. The strong line of storms held off long enough for the annual Chili Cook-off to take place. Proceeds from this years competition benetted the Perry Police Departments Shop with a Cop program as well as Taylor County Special Olympics. Then, around 2 p.m., right on schedule, the rains arrived and the crowd moved indoors.Rain cant stop the musicPlease see page 8 Old Dixie Highway complaints, suggestions reach county commission
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A-4 Taco Times April 11, 2018 puts in about 60 miles each week, Ratliff said, He is made of iron. Rhodes only started running marathons in 2017, and qualied for the famed 122-year-old Boston Marathon during his rstever competitive marathon beating the standard qualication time for his gender and age group by eight minutes. Rhodes qualied for the 2018 Boston Marathon at the annual DONNA Marathon in Jacksonville on Feb. 10, 2017, when he placed 9th overall with a time of 3 hours 17 minutes (3:17). At the March 24, 2017, Tomoka Marathon in Daytona, Rhodes placed 10th overall with at time of 3:19. At the Oct. 22, 2017, Running for the Bay Marathon in St. George Island, Rhodes placed 2nd overall with a time of 3:30 -bested only by fellow Perry native and marathoner Lydia (Veal) McRae. At the Dec. 16, 2017, Jacksonville Paris Bank Marathon, Rhodes placed 47th overall and recorded a new personal-best record after completing the 26.2mile race in just 3:08. When asked how he has achieved such amazing success in long distance competitive running so quickly, Rhodes responded, You have to have the want-to for sure. You have to be willing to put some time into it, training and watching what you eat I just stick with it and try to do my best. To train for the Boston Marathon, Rhodes partnered with Paul McRae, running coach of Personal Running Solutions based out of Jacksonville. McRae helped Rhodes put together a plan that is custom-tailored to his running needs and goals. McRae has a great training program that has helped me so much, Rhodes said. Initially, Rhodes was running 45-55 miles per week, but once he reached his peak a few weeks ago, it was stepped up to 65-75 miles per week, McRae said. Since January, Rhodes has ran more than 445 miles (and counting) in preparation for the Boston Marathon, and according to McRae, the hard work has already started paying off. His times have been incredible in recent races, McRae said. At a half marathon in early 2018 in Jacksonville, Rhodes placed 3rd, with a time of 1:24 marking his new personal record for the 13.1-mile race. More recently, Rhodes nished 7th overall out of 7,593 runners who competed in the inaugural Skyway 10k in St. Petersburg, Fla., for the Armed Forces Family Foundation on March 4, 2018. Mack Crews of Tallahassee has run six races and three marathons with Rhodes over the past three years. Rhodes puts so much time and effort into training. He is really focused and driven to do better, no matter what. Rhodes does not accept average times, Crews said. To qualify for the Boston Marathon, standard times are set based on age and gender. The age groups are divided into 11 categories, spanning from 18 to 80 plus, with times ranging from 3:05 to 5:25. Women qualication times for each age category are 30 minutes higher than the males in the same age category. Even if runners qualify for the marathon, entry is not immediately granted. Only those with the fastest times are approved for race registration and a spot in the Boston Marathon -an honor many runners spend years training for. To run a marathon, you have to be able to push through the pain. You cant just get out there and run. You have to have a pace in mind, grab hold of that pace, and hold onto it for as long as you can, Crews explained. The Boston Marathon is one of the worlds oldest annual marathons and has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (qualication only). The race is known for being a brutal course that can be especially hard on a runners legs if they do not run smart early in the race. Crews believes Rhodes has the right mentality to take on the one of the worlds most prestigious road racing events. You have to have perseverance, dedication, drive, and be tough. Rhodes takes that mindset to a new level. In addition to his physical training, Rhodes has been mentally preparing for the Boston Marathon by researching the terrain and developing a plan. You have to have a plan and stick to it. It is important to control your pace on the downhill miles, so you dont burn up all your energy. Then, you have to try to pick it up when it gets at. You cant worry about people passing you at the start -just let them go, Rhodes explained. The course for the marathon is 26.2 miles long and includes three downhill miles, hills throughout miles 17 to 21 and 18.2 miles of at terrain. The Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 16. The closer it gets, the more excited I get. Before the race, I will try to keep from being nervous or too excited because that uses up energy, and I will need all my energy for the actual marathon, Rhodes said. Rhodes has a strong support team of family, friends and runners encouraging him to do what he does best: run. His biggest supporters will be cheering him on from the sidelines as he conquers the trek from Hopkinton to Downtown Boston, Mass. William Carter, his wife, Mary, and Rhodes wife, Dottie, will all accompany Rhodes to the Boston Marathon. Carter, a member of the Big Bend Track Club, is a close friend and running partner who joins Rhodes for both short and long runs. Why am I going up to Boston to see him run? Because that is what friends are for. I support him through friendship. I stand behind him and encourage him in any way I can, Carter said. The 2018 Boston Marathon will be Rhodes biggest race yet -with over 32,000 participants registered to run this year. Rhodes will be running alongside six Boston Marathon champions and 23 Olympians. As Rhodes runs in the historic race, he will be challenged with congested streets, rolling hills, unpredictable weather in a foreign climate and competition like he has never seen before. My main goal is to do the marathon in under three hours and nish in the top 1,000. My best time right now is 3:08, Rhodes said. In 2017, the top 100 nishing competitors in Rhodes age group completed the marathon between 2:25 and 3:00:17. Based on his progress over the past few months, McRae believes Rhodes goal will become a reality on April 16. Rhodes is one of the best. Its not a question of if he will beat his personal record -its a question of by how much, McRae said. Rhodes runs Boston Marathon Monday RHODES RUNNER Continued from page 1 Michael Rhodes (right) and fellow Perry native and marathoner Lydia Veal McRae. Rhodes started running marathons in 2017.
A-5 Taco Times April 11, 2018 Living LOVE in the fast lane Submitted by FOREST CAPITAL HUMANE SOCIETY Forest Capital Humane Society (FCHS) volunteers frequently get updates about adopted rescues from their new families. This is one that is extraordinary: Love was part of a litter of 10 puppies rescued from Taylor County Animal Control. FCHS entered all 10 puppies, which were Whippet/Fox Terrier mix, in a training program designed for children in Tallahassee. Each child picked a puppy and for eight weeks they were responsible for feeding, bathing, grooming and training that puppy. FCHS adopted all of those puppies as a result of their participation in the Animal Training Adventures program. Love was one of those fortunate pups. Here is the latest update from her new mom: Love will be two on April 15. She came from your rescue two summers ago and is just a beautiful little dog. She is participating in dog sports and has been AKC registered. She runs 26.2 miles per hour (so far) and will have her BFast title in Fast CAT next month at the Perry Dog Show. She also jumps six-foot fences with ease. Im so glad this precious angel came into my life. Thank you all for the work that you do. Love, a Whippet/Fox Terrier mix, clocks in at 26.2 miles per hour an jumps six-foot fences with ease. Love won the title of RATN (novice barn hunt) during a recent Barn Hunt competition. She the title. The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will be held Thursday, April 12. Athletes, supporters and volunteers are asked to meet in the Walmart parking lot at 10 a.m. to register. The run will begin at 10:30 a.m. The route will take athletes and runners down Jefferson Street to the Taylor County Courthouse. Organizers also announced that the 9th annual Special Olympics In-Shore Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, April 14. All proceeds will benet local athletes. Annual Torch Run set this Thursday Organizers have announced that the 15th -and nal -annual Foley Reunion will be held Saturday, April 21, at Forest Capital Hall. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Participants are asked to bring covered dish lunches to share. Water, tea, paper goods and utensils will be provided. Cash door prizes will also be awarded. 15th, and nal, Foley Reunion announced
A-6 Taco Times April 11, 2018 Religion 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. Obituary Policy : Perry Newspapers does not charge for a standard death notice. An extended obituary is available for a charge based on length. Church news may be submitted via e-mail at: newsdesk@perry newspapers.com GLAD TIDINGS Because he who blesses himself on the earth will bless himself by the God of truth and faithfulness. --Isaiah 65:16(a) Amplied Bible One of the most powerful tools that we have as believers in Christ is an active prayer life. There is an old saying, Much prayer, much power; little prayer, little power. That statement is so profound that we all need to adopt it in our daily lives. But as we are praying, we must have a clear picture of what we are asking the Heavenly Father to do for us. We understand that we can get our prayers answered more quickly when we are more detailed in what we are praying about. The Bible tells us in Psalms 2:8 that a lot of the time we believe God can work miracles in our lives, but sometimes we put limitations on Him. When we ask God to help us, ask big -nothing is impossible for Him. If you look at Matthew 18:19, we who are followers of Christ are supposed to think big and ask big. Now we know that this is more than just positive thinking. This is truly stepping into our divine inheritance from God. What separates the believer from the unbeliever is that when we are faced with obstacles and circumstances, we as believers know that we can make it. The unbeliever sometimes does not know which way to turn. So, as we are seeking a spiritual inheritance from God, we understand that as the Lord blesses us in our nances, we are supposed to sow seeds back into the kingdom of God. We see in Malachi 3:10, as well as Proverbs 22:9, offering triggers a heavenly blessing. Look for opportunities to bless someone, and as you are seeking out someone to bless, the Heavenly Father is seeking you out to bring back a hundredfold return. Again, stop asking God for small stuff -you are not going to bankrupt Heaven. When you ask in faith, God begins to rearrange the earthly realm to bring more into your life. Everything around you will be blessed because as you look at Genesis 39:1-5, God is for you. He wants to bless you. He has declared in His Word that no good thing He will withhold from those who walk upright before him. (Psalms 84:1) So, trust God and always remember God is not a man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. Whatever you need God to do, hes able to do it. Position yourself to receive more from God and begin to think bigger. Ask big and get ready to receive.Think Big, Ask Big Dr. Willie Anderson is the senior pastor and founder of Greater Grace Church of God in Christ in Perry. He is known as the Faith Doctor, encouraging people to take the limits off of God and to walk into destiny with purpose knowing that there is nothing more precious than Gods greater grace. His personal motto is that you can never stop seeing Gods grace. The Deaconess Ministry of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Afternoon in White on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Minister Palmyra Williams of St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee. The public is invited to attend, and ladies are asked to wear white attire. Deaconess Laura Jenkins is president and Tony O. Graham is the teaching pastor. Your presence, support and prayers are welcomed, Jenkins said. Deaconess Ministry hosts an Afternoon in White Sunday Antioch Revival Center will host a Homecoming Revival Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20. Services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly. A special Homecoming service is planned Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow. The Rev. Robert Cricket Watson invites everyone to come and bring a friend. The church is located at 3808 Cash Road. Homecoming revival starts MondayFirst Baptist Church of Perry is currently accepting registrations for the upcoming Be the Man conference planned April 27-28. The conference will begin Friday, April 27, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. A continental breakfast will be served Saturday, April 28, at 8:15 a.m., with the conference beginning at 9 a.m., and concluding by noon. Pastor Eddie Blalock will be the guest speaker. The cost is $15 per person, and includes food and conference materials. Forms are available at the church ofce. Register now for Be the Man conference St. Margarets Guild, the St. James Episcopal Church womens group, will have their annual inside-outside yard sale Saturday, April 14. Funds raised at the sale are used to support the groups special projects and outreach activities. Some of the money from last years sale was used to support the Perry Community Christmas Party held at Perry Primary School, as well as other efforts to care for needy families in the Perry area. We will have our usual array of interesting things for sale. We never really know until we start setting up what people have brought to sell, but there are always lots of great surprises. Our sales feature low prices and good quality merchandise, organizers said. The sale is scheduled to open at 8 a.m. and will continue into the early afternoon. It will be located in the Parish Hall at the back of the church. Some larger items may be in one of the classrooms or will be displayed in the yard, (weather permitting) or on the walkway of the classroom building beside the church. The church is located at 1100 West Green Street. There is plenty of parking in the eld behind the church entering off Main Street. Parking is also available on the side street. Please do not drive or park on the front lawn because of the sprinkler system. You can access large items for pick up from the Main Street entrance to the campus. This is a non-smoking campus, and we ask that the public honor this. Episcopalian women will host annual yard sale this SaturdayRobert Harrell CoueyRobert Harrell Couey, 87, died April 10, 2018, in Perry. Harrell was born Jan. 3, 1931, in Laurens County, Ga., to Robert Bishop Couey and Florrie Mae Holder Couey. Harrell honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was considered a hard worker who loved to work in his yard. He was a homebody and enjoyed working around his house and spending time with his grandchildren. Harrell was preceded in death by: his parents, Robert and Florrie Mae Couey; brothers, Buddy, Billy and Jimmy Couey; sisters, Christine Methins, Linda Thurman and Loretta Whitehead; and one grandson, Brian Holmes. He is survived by: his wife of 43 years, Jeanette Couey; children, Debbie Hoover, Bobby (Pam) Couey, Ashley Couey, Edna Mae Couey, Anne Holmes, Gary (Susan) Holmes and Greg Holmes; 11 grandchildren; 23 greatgrandchildren; and sisters Rosalind Clark and Lynette Adams; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home of Perry with Pastor Wallace Holmes ofciating. Interment will follow immediately afterward in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service 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.Zaelen Shane SadlerZaelen Shane Sadler died April 7, 2018, in Tallahassee. Zaelen was born April 4, 2018, in Tallahassee to Dakota Sadler and Destiny Bodiford Sadler. He is survived by: his parents, Dakota and Destiny Sadler; two sisters, Belle and Zoey Sadler; paternal grandparents, Mike Sadler and Kelly Archer; maternal grandmother, Christina Oglesby; and greatgrandparents, Becky and Charles Sadler and J.W. and Kathryn Hornsby; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home of Perry with Brother Mike Sadler ofciating. Interment services will follow immediately afterward in Pisgah Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service on Friday, April 13, 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.Pearle WashingtonPearle Washington, 91, a resident of Greenville, transitioned from her earthly life on April 3, 2018. She lived a rich purposeful life that was full of laughter, friends, family and a lot of love. Her life will be forever cherished by her children: daughter, Pauline (Charles Jr.) Blalock, and son Onazina (Carrie) Washington; one sister, sister in-laws and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, stepsons, nieces, nephews, God children and cousins. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at Allen Chapel AME Church in Greenville. Interment will follow at Aucilla Cemetery in Aucilla. Visitation will be held at the church Friday, April 13, from 5-7 p.m. Trinity Funeral Home in Perry is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Christian Leadership Classes are underway every Tuesday evening at New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, beginning at 6 p.m. The Rev. Donnie Pigford is leading discussions on Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (class #4012). The programs are organized by the Barbara Tillman/Juanita D. Scott Class of the Taylor County Union. Juanita Scott is dean and Moncreif Ervin is dean of records. Obituaries Learn more about the Holy Spirit on Tuesdays
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BUSINESS CLEARANCE AUCTION 1693 SW Moseley Hall Rd, Madison, Florida 32340 Saturday, April 14th at 4 p.m. Some items to include pallet jacks, shelving units, tools and new inthe-box items. Call (850) 228-5228 or visit hickoryhillauctions.com for more information. AU3968/AB2490. 4/11-4/13 MISC WE BUY Scrap Metal and Junk Cars. (850) 838-5865. RC FOR RENT FOR RENT: FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. Includes electric, water and cable. No pets. $300 deposit, $160 weekly. Call (850) 295-4720 or (850) 843-1301. 4/11-4/13 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 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT available. Credit check required. Applications available at Ware Oil. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. 5 p.m., call (850) 584-6666. WO AUTOMOBILES 1998 FORD EXPLORER. Good condition. White, sunroof and many options. Call (662) 656-0072. $1,400 OBO. 4/11-4/13 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE: 1991 Fleetwood single-wide. 14 x 70 ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 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 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. 5/11 JOE COXWELL WELDING LLC Welding Fabrication & Repair Mobile Service (850) 843-3500. JC 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 HELP WANTED SERVICE TECH-INSTALLERHELPER Valid DL and Drug Screening. Applications accepted at 520 W. Hampton Springs Ave. ARA ECOAST TIMBER INC Truck Drivers Hauling Timber Must have: clean CDL, Experienced log hauler. Drug test required. Offering: competitive wages, health Insurance, paid vacation. Must live in Perry/ Madison area. Contact: Jay Asbel at (727) 457-6001. 3/28-4/27 BIG TOP MFG. MIG WELDERS High school diploma or equivalent. Must read and speak English. Minimum two years welding experience or graduate of a certied welding program. Ability to read/understand CAD sketches. Able to read a tape measure to the 1/16th. Pass a weld test on site is a must. Two (2) positions available. Company benets include health, dental, 401(k), paid holidays, paid vacations, life insurance. Â Qualied interested candidates may apply in person at 3255 N. U.S. 19, Perry, FL, Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EEO/AAP/m/f/vets/disabled 5/4 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 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 4/11TAYLOR 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 parttime 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. 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 HELP WANTED: SEA HAG MARINA is seeking help at 322 Riverside Drive in Steinhatchee. Store Clerk positionduties include running a cash register, friendly to public, stocking, pricing and cleaning inventory in store. Boat Washer positionjob consists of fueling and washing boats, upkeep of marina cleanliness and helping customers on the docks. Must be able to work in the sun all day. Applications are available in store. Each applicant needs to apply in person. 4/11-4/20 SHMHEAVY 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 BIG 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 50 lbs. 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. 4/4-4/27 BTLEGALSIN 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: J.J.F., Jr. (M) DOB: 08/08/2007 Child. SUMMONS FOR ARRAIGNMENT STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Timmesha Collier WHEREAS, a Petition For Dependency the above-referenced child; a copy hereby commanded to appear before a.m. on May 15, 2018 at at the Taylor FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ARRAIGNMENT HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE PETITION. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF THIS COURT AT PE RRY, TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA, 28 DAY OF MARCH, 2018. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA BY SALINA FORD DEPUTY CLERK 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION. Case No. 2018-177-CP In Re: The Estate of: PAUL MOORE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PAUL MOORE, deceased, whose date name and address of the personal representative and his attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and on whom a copy of this notice has THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is: April 11, 2018. SMITH & ASSOCIATES ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A. MICHAEL S. SMITH Attorney for Personal Representative Fax: (850) 584-7148 BRANDON GLENN POITEVIENT, Personal Representative for the Estate of PAUL MOORE, deceased. 4/11, 4/18 Notice of General Election I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of notice that a GENERAL ELECTION State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day United States Senator 2 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial A-9 Taco Times April 11, 2018 Please see page 11 MAKE $$$Sell your stu with a classied ad! Call 584-5513
A-10 Taco Times April 11, 2018 Community Singin in the rain Thunderstorms had organizers singing the blues Saturday afternoon at the 16th annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival. However, the show did go on, as activities were simply moved indoors to Forest Capital Hall. It was a different tune Friday evening, as clear skies and mild temperatures greeted visitors who came out to Forest Capital Park to hear from rising stars in the bluegrass circle. The rain held off Saturday just long enough for the annual Chili Challenge to go off without a hitch. More than a dozen local chefs served heaping helpings of chili to a steady stream of customers who then voted for their favorites. (For winners, please see page A-12.) MoonPie Princesses Kirah Dibler and Gentry Stanley, with members of their courts and Bluegrass Sweethearts, blanketed Forest Capital Hall with MoonPies, MoonPies and even more MoonPies Saturday. Everyone in attendance was able to select their favor flavors to enjoy. The young ladies introduced themselves and then fanned out across the hall to hand out the tasty marshmallow treats.
(Continued from page 9) AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA A-11 Taco Times April 11, 2018 At the Booking Desk Daniel Boone, Atlanta Monster help teens win ACA History FairDaniel Boone and the Atlanta Monster helped two local students win awards at Aucilla Christian Academys annual History Fair, held March 29. Eighth grader Fletcher Schwabs thorough place in the competition, while 10th grader Ansley Englishs detailed description on the Atlanta Monster was awarded an honorable mention. Schwab is shown with his project (above) and English poses with her project (below). Glen Coxwell, a Big Bend Technical College (BBTC) student, was labeled a true Taylor County School District Success Story at the Taylor County School Boards March 20 meeting. On Jan. 17, Coxwell was presented with the Commissioner of Educations Leadership Award at the State Board of Education meeting, held at the Capitol. Adult Education student in the state to be recognized for this honor, BBTC Director Jodi Tillman said. Glen was the collaboration between CareerSource North Florida and BBTC which allows Adult Education students to simultaneously enroll in Adult Education classes and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs while working toward their diploma and Glen worked diligently and because of his efforts, he graduated with his GED last May and has completed the Welding Technology CTE program. He will complete the Welding Technology Advanced program in May of this year, Tillman continued. Taylor County High School (TCHS) junior Caroline Middleton recently Taylor County to medal at a state weightlifting meet, according to TCHS Varsity Softball and Girls Weightlifting Head Coach Rachel Poppell. Middleton competed in the FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association) Class 1A Girls State Weightlifting meet on Feb. 2 in Panama City Beach, Poppell said. At the state meet, the top six competitors reach the winners platform and receive medals. Caroline reached the winners platform by placing sixth in the 129 pound group, lifting a total of 305 pounds between the bench press and the clean and jerk. She put up the highest number for the state in the 129 pound class for her clean and jerk, with a lift of 175 pounds, Poppell continued. She trains extremely hard and has a work ethic that is unbelievable. I am extremely proud of her accomplishments and think she has a good shot at winning the whole thing during her senior year of competition. Shown above: Superintendent Danny Glover Jr., Middleton and Poppell gather for a photo as Middleton is recognized for her accomplishments at the March 20 board meeting. Middleton rst girl in county to medal at state weightlifting meetAccording to Donate Life America, A single organ donor can save as many as eight lives. On April 18, Doctors Memorial Hospital will celebrate those who have had their lives touched by the gift of tissue/organ donation. The public is invited to attend and listen to the stories of those whose lives have been impacted by organ donation. The celebration will start at 9:30 a.m. Doctors Memorial Hospital also asks for volunteers to share their story of how tissue/organ donation has affected them or their family. For more information, contact Debi Seagroves at (850) 584-0609. A true Taylor County success story Shown above (left to right): Superintendent Danny Glover Jr., Coxwell, BBTC Student Services Director Sandy Hendry and Welding Instructor Tim Brown gathered for a photo after Coxwell was recognized at the March 20 board meeting. DMH celebration April 18: One organ donor can save 8 lives!The North Central Managers Workshop will bring together about 40 scientists and others to discuss new research, statewide initiatives and regional updates for Floridas Nature Coast region. This one-day workshop will be held April 18 in the Cedar Key Community Center. To view the agenda and register for the workshop, please visit: https://www. eventbrite.com/e/northcentral-florida-artificialreef-workshop To attend in-person, registration is $20 and includes conference handouts, light continental breakfast with coffee, lunch and afternoon refreshments. Booth space rental is $50 and includes admission for one attendee. The workshop will also be broadcast live via Florida Sea Grants Facebook page the day of the workshop (https:// www.facebook.com/ Those arriving the day prior can join fellow attendees at a welcome social from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Nature Coast Biological Station in Cedar Key. There will also be a group dinner (6:30 9 p.m.) the night before at Steamers Clam Bar and Grill in Cedar Key. For lodging, a block of rooms has been set up at the Park Place Hotel. For more information, contact Victor Blanco, firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 838-3508 Ext. 305. Artical Reef Workshop to be held on April 18 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 23: Quental Harris, 226 Pace St., possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine, Sgt. Vinson, TCSO. Pallis Weaver, 20, 911 Willow St., sale of controlled substance within 1000 ft. of church, Det. Norris, PPD. Mikel Gary McClusky, 48, 8501 Hampton Springs Rd., hold for Duval County, Ofcer Basch. Earl Edward Cook, 63, 10120 Fish Creek Rd., knowingly driving with license suspended, Dep. Mckenzie, TCSO. March 25: Jim Lundy, 28, 3113 Slaughter Rd., writ of bodily attachment, battery, simple assault, Trp. Swindle, FHP. Arianna Thomas, 20, 127 Buffalo Dr., aggravated assault, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. Leslie Ann Stripling, 25, 1747 Pine Bluff Rd., FTApretrial, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. Justice Drew Sadler, 22, 1862 U.S. Hwy. 27 E., DUI, Trp. Swindle, FHP. James Grayer, 30, 503 West Main St., child abuse, aggravated battery, simple domestic battery, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Breyunna Smith, 23, 107 Mimosa Rd., aggravated assault, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. Nailah Jones, 45, 104 Third Street, domestic battery, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. March 26: Johnathan Craven, 34, Deltona, back for court, Ofcer Basch. James Jackson, 30, 3745 Woods Creek Rd., VOP burglary of dwelling, Dep. Bell, TCSO. March 27: James Williams, 23, 1517 S. Campbell St., VOP, Ptl. Bass, PPD. Michael Sean Gunter, 47, 806 Stephens Court, FTA, VOP, Dep. McKenzie, TCSO. Tayhem Shamina Waddy, 19, 500 S. Warner Ave., #18, no valid drivers license, possession of less than 20 grams cannabis, Ptl. Smith, PPD. March 28: Charles Williams, 35, Jacksonville, back for court, Ofcer Basch. Kyle Bass, 35, 3877 Hwy 27 E., VOP, Ofcer Livingston. Eddie Nelson Roberts, 30, 3784 Lonnie E. Wilson Rd., possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, Ptl. Mitchell, PPD. Constance Craft, 35, 5260 S. Byron Butler Pkwy., aggravated assault, Dep. Melvin, TCSO. March 29:Ronald Spring, 45, Department of Corrections Lake City, back for court, Ofcer Basch. Charles Wayne Southall, 59, Old Town, VOPpossession of methamphetamine, Dep. Sumrall, TCSO. Sabrina Ann Turner, 23, Old Town, VOP, Dep. Sumrall, TCSO. Ronnell Walker Jr., 31, 404 N. Washington St., VOP, bond surrender, Dep. Melvin, TCSO. Boris Nastyukov, 34, Tampa, DUI, Dep. Melvin, TCSO. Turner Pridgeon, 57, 2785 S. Byron Butler Pkwy. domestic battery, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO.
Nelda Parker Paces three-meat chili -fortied with a shot of Jack Daniels -bowled over judges at the 16th annual Chili Challenge held Saturday, April 7, in conjunction with the Florida State Bluegrass Festival. Pace won rst place for Best Chili with an entry that boasted a savory combination of venison, pork sausage and beef. Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Jennifer Arnolds Queens Spice entry won second place, and the cook team of Dawn Taylor and Juan Perez won third place with their Chili Chili Bang Bang entry. Arnold also won rst place for Most Unique. Kathryn Davis Wheres the Beef? chili won second place in the category and Ray Kellermans Signal 20 chili came in third. Arnold won rst place in the Peoples Choice division, followed by Jason Bass in second place and James Sumter in third. Bass entry was dubbed Signal 2, and Sumter served up Mrs. Johnsons Chili. This years event was coordinated by the Perry Police Department and benetted local Special Olympics athletes and the Shop with a Cop program. Chief Jamie Cruse extended special thanks to the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce (director Dawn Taylor), Pizza Hut (manager Zach Cone) and the Curt Group (formerly United Welding/ Thule) for their support. Three-meat chili wins Best prize A-12 Taco Times April 11, 2018