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By SARAH HARDEN Staff writer Taylor County School Board Member Deidra Dunnell expressed frustration toward school board ofcials at the April 17 meeting, claiming she was really tired of implications that she was acting out of line or being inappropriate. I dont tell anybody else that theyre out of line, or theyre being inappropriate and I dont call anybody unprofessional, so I dont want it directed toward me, Dunnell said at the end of the meeting, her voice breaking with emotion. Dunnells passionate statements came during an otherwise quick and routine discussion on the approval of two new Big Bend Technical College (BBTC) programs Massage Therapy and Medical Coder/ Biller and job descriptions for hiring instructors to teach the programs. BBTC Director Jodi Tillman rst presented the proposed programs to the Taylor County School District on April 3. In her presentation, Tillman cited information from CareerSource North Florida, including average salary, regional demand and need for the positions, industry certications potential students will earn Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1963 50 One Section 55th year, No. 17 www.perrynewspapers.com Wednesday April 25, 2018 Index Living . .................... A-5 Religion . .................. A-6 Sports . ................... A-8 Classieds . ............ A-9 Community . ......... A-10 Weather Wednesday 80 58 80 58 Thursday Please see page 5 Governor appoints Spradley to ll Russells commission seat Welcome to YOUR Elections Ofce! Southerland will host open house Friday for new ofce Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland: Governor Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Steve Spradley to ll the District 3 County Commission seat left vacant by the death of Commissioner Frank Russell on Feb. 10. Spradley, 62, of Perry, has nearly 40 years of public service, serving as a deputy sheriff and investigator with the Taylor County Sheriffs Department (1974-89), a law enforcement major with the Florida Department of Financial Services (19892005) and most recently as Taylor Countys Emergency Management Director for the past six years (2012-18). Spradley also served as interim county administrator during a transition period (Dec. 2016 Jan. 2017) after the countys top administrator and assistant administrator resigned just nine days apart in late 2016. I am deeply honored that Governor Rick Scott appointed me to ll the vacant County Commissioner seat in District 3. Throughout my career Ive focused on helping people -from the beginning as a deputy sheriff, then as a state law enforcement ofcer and most recently with the Taylor County Emergency Management Department, Spradley said. While I have many life and career accomplishments, I am especially proud of the advancements weve made in Emergency Management. After each storm, we have learned and improved our procedures. We improved our emergency notication system with Alert Taylor and several other methods, as well as expanding our exposure through the use of Facebook, Spradley added. Our outreach into the school system and through various hurricane preparedness events helped to make Taylor County more aware and prepared. There are many other accomplishments, but Im especially proud of the team of professionals and CERT Taylor County is front and center at the new elections ofce located on Highway 19 North and thats just the way Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland wants it. This is your elections ofce. The people of Taylor County. Not mine, Southerland emphasized as she welcomed a rst-time visitor to the sprawling hub that lls a renovated former convenience store. We designed this to be streamlined, secure and efcient. When the county commission rst started talking about the possibility of purchasing a building for the elections ofce, I sat down and drew out everything we needed and believe it or not, thats just what weve got, Southerland said. She invites residents to tour the new ofces during a special Open House planned this Friday, April 27, from 4-6 p.m. Pushing through the front doors of the new facility, visitors nd that wall-to-wall windows bathe the Please see page 2 School meeting becomes heated Please see page 3 Please see page 2 Lady of the Year KRISTY BETHEA AANDERSON 2018 When a woman contacted her insurance agent to inquire about coverage for a new boat she had just purchased, her description of the transaction raised several red ags with the man who just happened to be a retired law enforcement ofcer. Armed with his suspicions, the man began checking around and spied a post on the Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce (TCSO) social media page about a boat that had been reported stolen from Dark Island. Putting two and two together, he picked up the phone and made a call. That call led to TCSO Inv. Bryan Hayden making contact with the woman and he determined that she had, unknowingly, purchased a stolen boat. The woman readily volunteered a description Please see page 7 Crime Tip:No personal checks for stolen itemsBy SUSAN H. LINCOLN The rst and third Saturday mornings of each month are pretty predictable for Kristy Bethea Anderson: she works in the food pantry at First United Methodist Church, sharing the communitys abundance with those who need it most. On Saturday, April 21, however, her morning of sharing food ended with an exclamation point, as friends and co-workers directed her to the churchs Memorial Hall where someone needs to see you. That someone was actually a gathering of 40plus friends, relatives and co-workers who applauded as Anderson was recognized as the 2018 Lady of the Year by the Mu Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Expressing the commitment that this years honoree has shown to her church, community and family, Sorority President Cheryl Kay Gregory spotlighted Andersons many achievements. Church It was 2011 when Kristy took a leadership role with the First United Methodist Church Food Pantry, said Gregory. This ministry serves an average of 90 families, partnering with the Farm Share program in Quincy to share fresh produce as part of the food distribution. Now more than 20 volunteers from the church and other surrounding congregations display a strong and loving bond formed through these efforts to improve the lives of others, she added. In her remarks, Gregory also called Anderson a fairy godmother, explaining her work with

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A-5 Taco Times April 25, 2018 Living Cinderellas Closet for six years. She helps make dreams come true for many who need special attire for Homecoming, the ROTC Ball, prom and weddings. One appointment at a time, this Fairy God Mother helps nd just the right attire for some special occasion. Community Andersons pivotal role in establishing and celebrating this communitys Founders Day are vividly recalled by members of the Taylor County Historical Society. This event enjoyed success from 2015-2017. She also worked closely with other volunteers to helm the rst Historical Society Pageant in 2016, Gregory said. Further, she and other volunteers with organizations like Main Street Perry planned and brought Trunk or Treat to our community in 2016 -an event that is still enjoyed by so many people. Family Kristy is part of a large, long-established Taylor County family. Growing up, she enjoyed outdoor activities such as running fox hounds with her father and extensive stays at the family hunting camp. But, she did not join family members in chasing deer. Instead, she found a nearby shing hole, something she especially enjoyed with her paternal grandmother. Raised and educated in Taylor County, Anderson is the oldest of four children born to and raised by Bryan and Kit Bethea. She is happily married to Dan Anderson and mother to four children -three teenage daughters and a seven-yearold son. Andersons mother, Rodna Edwards of Tarpon Springs, was also a special guest at the ceremony. At the conclusion of her remarks, Gregory described Anderson as a lady of generosity, great energy and lots of love. Christi Wallat, also a member of the sorority, presented a plaque to this years Lady of the Year. Wallat underscored Kristys work through the Cooperative Extension Service, where she assisted Wallats late husband, Geoff. When Geoff was sick, and then as his death neared, she sat with him and cared for us all. Gregory then invited guests to enjoy a brunch buffet of casseroles, mufns and fruit punch. Each year -with rare exception -Mu Omega has chosen to honor one outstanding lady who has been an active volunteer in our community -to honor her for volunteering her time, energy and talents to improve our community, Gregory said. Our past Ladies of the Year are kind, generous, and dedicated as they go about helping others in a variety of ways. They want and seek no recognition for all that they do to make our community a better place. Each one gives of herself to improve the lives of others. We continue to value and appreciate each of you and believe Kristy Bethea Anderson ts very nicely into this wonderful group. Anderson honored for her pioneer family roots and work with church, community LADY OF THE YEAR Continued from page 1 Anderson. Women who make a differenceBy SUSAN H. LINCOLN Kristy Bethea Anderson joined the list of Taylor Countys First Ladies Saturday when she was recognized as Beta Sigma Phis Lady of the Year for 2018. This tradition of singling out a woman of merit within the community began in the 1970s. The scope of this 30year tradition has yielded recognition for many teachers, as well as women interested in beautication efforts and those involved with a host of community benevolences, such as Taylor Association for Retarded Citizens, Taylor Adult Meals Program, the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. It has also found honorees in jail ministry, in the Taylor County Historical Society and in the Chamber of Commerce. The list looks like this: The rst honoree, in 1972, was Mary Carter, remembered as a great, great rst grade teacher and an active member of First United Methodist Church, helping anywhere she was needed, but especially in the childrens programs. She and her husband were called the rst real Seminole fans in Taylor County -avidly following the team and supporting school programs. Molly Morgan was the next honoree, having invested 31 years as a school nurse at Taylor County High School. She was chosen in 1973. The following year, Connie Moore was honored for countless hours beyond the call of duty as a school social worker and juvenile court counselor. It was in 1976 that the honor was bestowed to Margaret Hamby, who had two careers: rst as secretary at Taylor County High School and then as Supervisor of Elections for Taylor County. Helen Scales was chosen in 1977 for her remarkable efforts in downtown beautication and her many other civic involvements. Opal Sayers Braswell was the 1978 honoree, having earned accolades as Chamber of Commerce president and Florida Forest Festival chairperson. In 1979, the Lady of the Year was Lynne Fraser, whose musical abilities were recognized throughout the community and whose organizational skills made the Singing Tree (a community choir) a hit at the 1977 Forest Festival. Catharin Norman was named in 1980. She was distinguished for having artfully combined discipline and friendship in her role as physical education instructor at Taylor County High School. Kathy Faircloth won in 1981 for her work with Taylor Association of Retarded Citizens and for her term as Forest Festival chairperson. In 1982, the honoree was Mary Lou Whiteld whose volunteer work extended through the local Taylor County Historical Society and her own First Baptist Church, to include Meals On Wheels, the Perry Womans Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The following year, all praise went to Clarice Hart, who was applauded for her longtime service to the First United Methodist Church and her dedication as a teacher in local schools. Jane Blackwood was 1984s recipient, lauded for her emphasis on independent living opportunities for the mentally retarded and physically handicapped. In 1985, the honor went to Georgia Strickland for 20 years of service through the public health department. Annie Howell was selected in 1986 for her fulltime commitment to the jail ministry here. Inez Cone won in 1987 for her grace and charm in leadership roles through the First Baptist Church, the Perry Womans Club and the Perry Garden Club. The next year brought the spotlight to Ida Williams for day-to-day kindnesses and generosity as well as her tireless work through First Presbyterian Church. Melody Greene the recipient in 1989, was appreciated for her work with the Taylor Adult Meals Program, Girl Scouts and Community Friends, as well as for her work as a Please see page 7

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Dianna Yates SpeasDianna Yates Speas, 62, a longtime educator in the Taylor County School District, died Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Perry. Born on Nov. 3, 1955, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., Dianna was the daughter of Bill and Norma Yates. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Alabama, where she was a member of Phi Mu social sorority. She then began her career in education, which included a span of 22 years with the Taylor County School District. Dianna was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Perry. An active church member and parent volunteer at schools throughout the district, Dianna also enjoyed the friendship of ladies in the I Dealt-A Club bridge club. She and her husband, Randy, were high school sweethearts at Manatee High School in Bradenton. They married on July 16, 1977. Four daughters were welcomed to their family, who maintain that their parents love story was an integral part of our family history: from high school sweethearts, they attended college together and have been together ever since. The four daughters are: Christy Speas Shivers (Bill) of Columbus, Miss., Ashley Speas Biddy (Eli) of Perry, Heather Speas of Perry and Courtney Speas Gray (Dave) of Perry. Other survivors include: her mother, Norma Yates of Bradenton; her brother, Les Yates of Grapevine, Texas; four grandchildren, William and Olivia Shivers, Kennedy and Kannon Gray; two stepgrandchildren, Caroline and Carson Gray; and a host of nieces and nephews; her mother-in-law, Rita Speas, brothers-in-law, Danny Speas and Richard Speas; and sister-in-law, Rhonda Strawn, all of Bradenton. Dianna was predeceased by her father, Bill Yates, and a brother-in-law, Michael Speas. Family members will receive friends today, April 25, from 6 until 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 310 Plantation Road. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m. also at First Presbyterian, with graveside services to follow. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Perry (P.O. Box 837, Perry, FL 32348) or to the Dianna Yates Speas Memorial Scholarship, University of Alabama (checks should be addressed to Alumni Fund with memo denoting the scholarship name, mailed to National Alumni Association, Attn.: Deborah Parr, P.O. Box 861928, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486. Contributions are tax deductible.) Burns Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www. joepburnsfuneralhomes. com.Lloyd W. SpradleyLloyd W. Spradley, 88, died Friday, April 20, 2018, at Advent Christian Village in Dowling Park. Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 10, at 4 p.m., at Burns Funeral Home Chapel in Perry. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Burns Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. A-6 Taco Times April 25, 2018 Religion Church news may be submitted via e-mail at: newsdesk@perry newspapers.com By SHERYL BOLDT With three children under the age of four and expecting another, I was a busy and exhausted mama. Worse, the depression I had battled since my teens made my days and my outlook on life feel even more overwhelming. One afternoon, a friend shared Philippians 4:8 (ESV) with me: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. She emphasized the words these things. I looked at her and nodded, faking understanding. But I wish I had been honest and asked her to teach me how to think about these things. How could I think about true, honorable and lovely things when most of my thoughts were focused on how to make it through another day? I tried meditating on Gods Word, but my thoughts would race making all the words in the verse seem to run together. And chasing three small kids with that ever-growing belly of mine didnt leave me with much spare time. Thankfully, I nally developed a method that worked. Each morning, when I read my Bible and came across a verse that was relevant to my needs for the day, I wrote it on an index card. Since I still had trouble focusing on long sentences, I focused on one small segment at a time. Using Philippians 4:8 as an example, I wouldnt try to ponder the entire verse at once. Rather, whenever I could grab a minute, Id think and pray about a few words at a time, such as, Finally, brothers, whatever is true. Asking the Holy Spirit for insight, Id pray something like, Lord, teach me Your truths and how to recognize when the enemy is lying to me. Then Id pause to allow God to speak to my heart. An hour or two later, or whenever my thoughts would go in a negative direction, Id look at the verse again and continue with that same segment or move to the next small segment. Do you think this would work for you? Try it for a couple of weeks and watch how your thoughts will be transformed by Gods Word, one small segment at a time. Sheryl H. Boldt is the author of the blog, www.TodayCanBeDifferent.net. You can reach her at sherylhboldt@gmail.com.Struggling to meditate on Gods Word?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. Obituaries Dianna Yates Speas GLADTIDINGS ...if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Local residents are invited to become a part of the Florida Baptist Disaster Relief effort by enrolling in volunteer training planned Saturday, May 5, at New Home Baptist Church. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the cost is $25 per person. The Taylor County Baptist Association has purchased and outtted a trailer that can be deployed to areas hit by disasters. Volunteer opportunities range from cleanup to meal preparation. Disaster relief training set May 5 at New Home Game On!First Baptist Church invites you to save the date for its upcoming Vacation Bible School Only three sessions remain for the current Awana program at Calvary Baptist Church: tonight (Wednesday), April 25; Wednesday, May 2; and Wednesday, May 9. Sessions begin at 6 p.m. nightly and include dinner. The church is located on South Golf Course Road. Awana tonight at Calvary

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A-7 Taco Times April 25, 2018 Christian counselor in the community. Gale Dickert was chosen as Lady of the Year for 1990, and was saluted for her grant-writing abilities, which brought the Boys and Girls Club to Perry. In 1991, the honor went to Linda Strickland Harsteld for her around-the-clock service to Taylor County schools, needy children and hurricane victims. In 1993, Vivian Shefeld was selected for her leadership role in downtown restoration and revitalization. Jewell McCall was honored in 1994 for her charter membership and untiring devotion to Community Friends. Shuge Mangum won in 1995, and was touted as Taylor Countys oneword synonymn for hospitality. Her work extended throughout St. James Episcopal Church to also include the American Cancer Society, the Perry Garden Club and Doctors Memorial Hospital. Ernestine Wells was the next honoree. In 1996, she was applauded for her work with Main Street, Big Bend Hospice and the Perry Womans Club. In 1997, Diane Rigoni was chosen for her commitment to Love, INC. (In The Name of Christ), and the First United Methodist Church. Frances Gilmore was lavished with praise in 1998, for neighborliness throughout the years, displayed in acts of kindness which included baking, sharing and caring. In 1999, the Lady of the Year title went to Alma Walker who declared, I have not done as much as these other women. You need to get a new committee and nd somebody else. Instead, she was recognized for extensive work with the American Red Cross, for which she won the Clara Barton Award and another Volunteer of the Year award. She is a past president of the Perry Womans Club, former chairman of the Florida Forest Festival, and active in the Perry Chapter of AARP, as well as her church, First Baptist. In the year 2000, Ruby Nell Collins took the honor, surrounded by family members and friends. Mrs. Collins was recognized for her compassion for the hungry and homeless which prompted her to assist in the formation of Community Friends. Further, she was honored for her service as an educator and a founding member of the Taylor County Historical Society. When the spring of 2001 rolled around, Beta Sigma Phi members recognized Susan Nelson for her tireless work for her church -St. James Episcopal -and other community projects. Diane Ching was the 2002 recipient who was recognized for her volunteer work through United Way, the Rotary Club, Taylor County Senior Service and St. James Episcopal Church. In 2003, June McLeod (now deceased) was the humble recipient, disavowing her worthiness. McLeod, a native of the Boyd community, was remembered as a 35-year teacher at Gladys Morse Elementary School who volunteered endlessly and gave of herself selessly. Her retirement years brought forth geneaology pursuits and work toward a comprehensive history of Taylor County. Elaine Bartges, the 2004 recipient, was overcome with joy, surprise and disbelief, but her friends who gathered could only speak of how deserving she was. A native of Pennsylvania, Bartges was recognized as surely the only woman in Taylor County who spends her days designing snow plows. A telecommuting pioneer and modern mother, Bartges greatest battle was with breast cancer, and her recovery led to a cottage ministry of support and encouragement for other women who face the disease. She is an excellent example of the way vibrant women rock this community. In 2005, Janie Massey received the award, recognized for her tireless efforts in founding Our Fathers Storehouse through the First Baptist Church. This outreach provides food, clothes and a spiritual lift to those in need. Massey has traveled on mission trips for 25 years, to places like Nicaragua, Honduras and the Bahamas--cooking for the crews who labor on construction projects. By what slogan will her children remember her? Willful waste makes woeful want. In 2006, Deidra McRory Newman was in the spotlight for her work with United Way, the Junior Miss program, and the Florida Forest Festival. In 2007, Helen Houck earned praise for her longtime dedication to the importance of agriculture, both locally and around the state. Patricia Lindsey was acknowledged in 2008 for her work with AARP, Doctors Memorial Hospital, Eastern Star, and the American Cancer Societys Relay For Life. Wanda Cash was honored in 2009 for her detailed work and many dedicated hours devoted to the Historical Society. The spotlight went to Evelyn Day in 2010 for her work with the Florida Forest Festival, Floridas Junior Miss program, the March of Dimes Walk for Babies and the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life. Elouise Gardiner was honored in 2012. The former school superintendent worked for the Taylor County School District for almost 40 years and dedicated her life to public service. Michele McLeod was selected in 2013 for organizing and establishing Taylor United to serve those in need, especially at Christmas. Mary Hornsby Browning was chosen in 2014 for organizing the Thanksgiving Outreach Program, which grew to feed over 1,100 people and also conducted a jail and prison ministry. In 2016, Leslee Sunderland was lavished with praise for her work with Special Olympics and her deep devotion to these children and young people. There were no Lady of the Year honorees in 1975 or 2015. In 2011, all former Ladies were recognized in honor of the sororitys anniversary. In 2017, the group honored the Magnicent Seven Pledge Class which earned it national recognition and made them the Ladies of the Year. It has been a long-standing tradition for former Ladies to attend Lady of the Year receptions. Shown from the 2005 event are (left to right) the late Catharin Norman, the late Mary Lou DIFFERENCE Continued from page 5 Ladies of the Year span three decades United Way of the Big Bend is hosting its annual Read United reading event at Perry Primary School Tuesday, May 8. To date, 14 openings remain for volunteers to read during the event, according to organizers. Read United is an educational event involving more than 200 volunteers in 300 classrooms in the Big Bend, which includes Taylor, Gadsden, Jefferson, Franklin, Liberty, Leon, Madison and Wakulla counties, said Vice President of Resource Development Molly Lord. On May 7-11, 4,500 books will be presented to rst graders enrolled at these schools. Through this event, United Way of the Big Bend has distributed more than 30,000 free books over the last six years, she noted. To volunteer for the Read United event or to learn more about the program, please e-mail Rebecca Weaver at Rebecca@uwbb.org or call (850) 487-8091. Like to read? Join Read United todayof the man she had purchased the boat from along with details of where the transaction had taken place. Going one step further, she was also able to give investigators the mans name -because she paid for the boat with a check and the suspect gave her his name -Harvey Scott Jordan -when she wrote the check out to him, TCSO Capt. Buddy Lee said. Once we had that information, Inv. Hayden discovered that Jordan was already being held at the Taylor County Jail on four unrelated outstanding warrants from Dixie County. We were able to recover the boat, return it to the owner and le new charges against Jordan, Lee said. The boat, a cream colored 13-foot Gheenoe with a Magic Tilt single axle trailer and a black Tohatsu motor, was reported stolen on Saturday, April 21. The owner told deputies it had been taken sometime between April 9 and April 20. The new charges were led against Jordan Monday, April 23, the same day the sheriffs ofce was able to return the boat to its owner. I would like to thank all of the citizens who responded to our post on social media and called with tips and information. The public saw something, they said something and we did something. Please, keep calling. If you see something, say something, Sheriff Wayne Padgett said. STOLEN PROPERTY Continued from page 1 Suspect already in jail on unrelated charges Residents are reminded that Monday, April 30, is the deadline to apply to be a member of the Hampton Springs Advisory Council. Applications are available at the courthouse annex and online at the county website as well as the Taylor County Historical Society. We want to present the names of those wishing to serve on the council to the county commission at its rst meeting in May. The advisory councils rst meeting will be Monday, May 14, at 6 p.m., at the Historical Society, County Grants Director Melody Cox said. We want to be able to bring recommendations to the commission as it begins working on the coming years budget. The advisory council is charged with compiling recommendations for the commission regarding the historic parks maintenance and security; liability issues, associated costs related to maintenance, security and liability issues; promoting future use; and goals for development of the site. former sulphur springs resort that had its heyday in the early 1900s. The Deadline for Hampton Springs Advisory Council is Monday COMMUNITYThe Taylor County Historical Society is organizing a Spring Community Yard Sale planned Saturday, May 5, at Rosehead Park. Applications for booths are available at Rains Forest Flower Shop in downtown Perry. Each spot is a $10 donation. All proceeds benet the historical society.Register today for May 5 eventRegistration is underway for the rst Little Miss Red, White and Blue Pageant being hosted by the PerryTaylor County Chamber of Commerce. The deadline to register is May 10, and the cost for each entry is $50. Participants must be between the ages of six and 12. Winners will be crowned during ceremonies planned Friday, June 22, at Forest Capital Hall. For more information, please contact the chamber at (850) 584-5366.May 10 deadline for Little Miss Red, White & Blue

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YARD SALE. 901 N. Calhoun St. Thursday, April 26, and Friday, April 27, 8 a.m. 20 moving bins, $4 a piece, and many more items. 584-2582. 4/25-4/27 LOST AND FOUND LOST BLACK TOM CAT named Thomas. From the vicinity of Westgate and Puckett Rd. Has a bad right ear, so he needs medicine. Hes microchipped. (850) 843-6237. Leave message if theres no answer. 4/25-4/27 MISC WE BUY Scrap Metal and Junk Cars. (850) 838-5865. RC FOR SALE: Washer/dryer set, $600. Refrigerator, $100. Stove, $50. Window air conditioner, $100. Text (850) 843-7321 after 6 p.m. 4/25-4/27 FOR SALE: Like new GE Hot Point washer. Deep galvanized tub with agitator. $300. 843-1045. 4/25-4/27 WANTED LOOKING FOR 4 5 rims 8 lug 16.5 x 12. (863) 228-1848. 4/20-5/18 FOR RENT FOR RENT: Studio apartment. Partially furnished. No children, no pets. $160 weekly, $400 security deposit. Includes water, electric and garbage. Call (850) 843-1300, leave message. 4/25-5/11 3 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT. $800 per month. Electric and water not included. Can be repainted per renter request. 107 Davis Dr. No smoking, no pets. (850) 843-8886. 4/25-5/4 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 MOBILE HOMES 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 REAL ESTATE 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 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 MS. MAGICSPELLS We reverse all evils. Love. Money. We do court cases. Free readings by phone. Call (786) 382-8503. 4/13-5/11 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 THE CITY OF PERRY is now accepting applications for a Driver/Laborer. Requirements: Must have a valid drivers license and obtain CDL minimum class B license within rst 6 months of employment. Current CDL preferred $25,563.20 Annually. A complete job description can be found at www.employorida.com. Applications are accepted through CareerSource. The City of Perry is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. 4/25 COP SEEKING CLEANING PERSON for Keaton Beach properties. 20 plus hours per week. Opportunity for bonus. Must be dependable, drug free, have own transportation, work weekends and provide references. (772) 284-0124. 4/25-4/27 BADCOCK FURNITURE warehouse delivery person. Must be 21, have license, clean background, drug tested. No phone calls. BF SERVICE TECH-INSTALLERHELPER Valid DL and Drug Screening. Applications accepted at 520 W. Hampton Springs Ave. ARA IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING. Looking for hard working, selfmotivated person to be trained as a petroleum service technician with opportunity to become fully certied. Must have high school diploma or equivalent, valid drivers license with clean driving record and must be able to pass drug screening. Please email resume or request for employment application to amberr@jandjequip. com or fax resume to (850) 5847566. Please do not call. JJ 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 PROGRAM AIDE The Boys and Girls Club of North Central Florida is currently accepting applications for program aides. This position is responsible for planning, implementing, supervising and evaluating activities provided within a specic program area, such as Education, Special Education, Social Recreation, Arts and Crafts and Physical Education. Eligible candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED, at least 1 year of experience working with children and be able to pass a level II background screen. Candidates must also have the ability to motivate youth and provide guidance and positive role modeling to members both on and off-site. If interested in applying please submit a resume to Julie@ bgcperry.com. 4/20-5/2 BGC 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 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. 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. 4/20-5/2 TCBCC PART-TIME POSITION. Ofce cleaning/janitorial. 5 nights per week and some day time. Must pass background check. Must have valid drivers license and vehicle. If interested please call (850) 8382805. 4/20-4/25 AWS NORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Madison FL: Positions available English Instructor; Director of Curriculum and Instruction; Program Data Manager; Director of Advance Manufacturing and Engineering Technology; See www.nfcc.edu for details. 4/20-5/9 NFCCAMTEC LESS-LETHAL SYSTEMS, INC. (ALS) is currently hiring for a Purchasing Associate position. The successful candidate will join our purchasing department, whose primary focus is negotiating and processing the purchase of direct materials, equipment, and MRO supplies. Typical duties of this position include; placing purchase orders, tracking order conrmations, and material planning. Applicants should be comfortable being behind a computer for hours at a time, and have experience working in Microsoft Ofce Suite. ALS offers an exceptional benets package including; paid time off, a 401K program with company match and full health care benets. An Associate degree or equivalent purchasing experience preferred. Please visit www. employorida.com for additional information on this position, including details on how to apply. All resumes must be submitted to careers@lesslethal.com no later than April 27th, 2018. ALS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals. This position is subject to a background check and drug screening. 4/25 AMTEC 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.   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 BT PROGRAM DIRECTOR The Boys and Girls Club of North Central Florida is currently accepting applications for a full-time Program Director. This position will assist with the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of a large program of approximately 170 youth to ensure the program meets and exceeds the mission and goals of the organization. Candidates must have a minimum of a two-year degree in a related eld from an accredited college or university and two years of experience working with children. Candidates must also have strong interpersonal skills and must exhibit tact and professionalism in a diverse environment. Must be able to pass a level II background screen. If interested in applying, please submit a resume to Julie@ bgcperry.com. 4/18-4/27 BGC 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 BTA-9 Taco Times April 25, 2018 Please see page 11

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A-10 Taco Times April 25, 2018 Community Reconnecting 15th annual Foley ReunionReba Carlton Blackshear (left) and Betty Culbreath Volunteers at the registration table greeted everyone with smiles and name tags. Organizers said an estimated 140 former Foley residents and neighbors attended the April 21 reunion. Shirley (left) and Harry Hall, who were students together at Foley School before marrying, were Reunion 15 years ago. Joan and Fred Lester were among those who gathered at Forest Capital Hall Saturday for announced that the 2018 event would be the Pauline Blalock (left) and Flora Woodfaulk Pam Evans Berryhill & reminiscing

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A-11 Taco Times April 25, 2018 At the Booking Desk(Continued from page 9)IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2018-19-DR BRIAN STEPHEN BOOKER, Petitioner/husband, and AMY ELIZABETH (TURNER) BOOKER, Respondent/wife. NOTICE OF SUIT TO: Amy Elizabeth (Turner) Booker 20 Kendrick Lane Seminary, Mississippi 39479 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage are required to serve a copy of your answer or other pleadings to the Petitioners attorney, CONRAD C. original answer or pleading in the day of May, 2018. IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO, judgement by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the petition. this 9 day of April, 2018. ANNIE MAY MURPHY Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Terri Young Deputy Clerk 4/13, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 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: 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 of the Petition is attached. You are hereby commanded to appear before the Honorable William Blue at 9:30 a.m. on May 15, 2018 at at the Taylor County Courthouse, 3rd Floor, Perry, Florida for an arraignment hearing. You must appear on the date and at 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE #18-124-CP IN RE: The Estate of JOHN AIRON BUTLER Decedent. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN AIRON BUTLER, deceased, whose date of death was January 3, 2018, File #18-124-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Taylor County, Florida, Probate Division, names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. /s/ Kathern Jo Foulger Kathern Jo Foulger 2723 Cypress St. Napa, CA 94558 /s/ Anglea M. Ball ANGELA M. BALL, Attorney for Petitioner Perry, Florida 32348 4/25, 5/2 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 18000204CPC IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY L. FOSTER, a/k/a MARY LINDSAY FOSTER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the Estate of Mary L. Foster, a/k/a Mary Lindsay Foster, deceased, whose date of death was March 3, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Martin County, Florida, Probate Division, the The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative=s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent=s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent=s this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT=S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. this Notice is April 25, 2018. JAMES ANTHONY FOSTER Personal Representative 144 Plantation Shores Drive Tavernier, FL 33070 JORDAN FIELDS, ESQUIRE Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 205745 Stuart, FL 34994 Primary e-mail: jordan@jfpalaw.com Secondary e-mail: chris@jfpalaw. com 4/25, 5/2 Notice of Intention to Register Fictitious Name To whom it may concern: Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, statute, chapter 20953 or Section register, with the Secretary of State, Corporation Division, Tallahassee, Florida, upon receipt of proof of name, to wit: Hicks Feed and Garden Center under which we will engage in business in Perry, Florida and our address is: 1114 S. Jefferson St. Perry, Florida 32348 Silas Turner LLC 100% 4/25, 5/2 Notice of Intention to Register Fictitious Name To whom it may concern: Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, statute, chapter 20953 or Section register, with the Secretary of State, Corporation Division, Tallahassee, Florida, upon receipt of proof of name, to wit: Neptunes Bounty under which we will engage in business in Steinhatchee, Florida and our address is: 1417 Palm St. NE Steinhatchee, Florida 32359 Kevin Boswell 100% 4/25, 5/2 Notice is hereby given to TOMMY H SLAUGHTER Unless payment is made on 2003 FORD RANGER and storage charges on 04 /13/2018. Vehicle will be auctioned on the 22nd day of MAY 2018 at 10 a.m. at Thomas Chevrolet 2128 S. Byron Butler Pkwy, Perry, FL (850) 5844/25 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that David Cain the holder of the following description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2015 Description of Property: Parcel Number: R05495-200 MOL. RECORDED IN TAYLOR COUNTY RECORD 221, PAGE 809 241-893 Name in which assessed: Tim Reese Said property being in the County of Taylor, State of Florida. redeemed according to law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 7th day of May, 2018 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this 2nd day of April, 2018 Signature: Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION. CONNIE MARIE SPEES and TAMMY MARIE SPORER F/K/A TAMMY MARIE SPEES, Plaintiff, vs. PATSY THORNTON and CHARLES RASO, II, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PATSY THORNTON (last known address) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that you have been designated as defendant in a Suit to Foreclose on Real Property. The action involves real property in Taylor County, Florida, more fully described as follows: Lot 18 of that certain survey by 1251 and Commence at the point of intersection of the East boundary line of the NW of the SE of Section 27, Township 4 South, Range 7 East and the northerly right of way line of the Live Oak, Perry and Gulf Railroad along said R/W Line, 838.11 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence from said Point of Beginning continue S R/W 317.80 feet; thence run S 02 north R/W line of highway 98; thence contains 0.58 acres, more or less. ALSO Commence at the Point of intersection of the East boundary line of the NW of SE of Section 27, Township 4 South, Range 7 East and the Northerly Right of Way line of the Live Oak, Perry and Gulf Railroad and feet to the Point of Beginning; thence from said Point of Beginning continue R/W 317.80 feet; thence run N 02 319.91 feet; thence run S 01degrees Beginning. Said parcel containing 2.18 acres and is located in the NW of SE of Section 27, Township 4 South, Range 7 East, Taylor County, Florida. Subject to covenants, restrictions and easements of record. The action was instituted in the Third Judicial Circuit Court, Taylor County, Florida, and is styled Connie Marie Spees and Tammy Marie Sporer fka Tammy Marie Spees, Plaintiffs and Patsy Thornton and Charles Raso, II, Defendants. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on Douglas K. McKoy, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 302-B North Main Street, Trenton, Florida this court either before service on Douglas K. McKoy or immediately after service; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. The Court has authority in this suit to enter a judgment or decree in the Plaintiffs interest which will be binding upon you. WITNESS my hand and seal of this court on this 28 day of March, 2018. Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Court BY: Marti Lee As Deputy Clerk Publication dates: April 11, 18 & 25, 2018 May 2, 2018 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 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. April 7: Jullian Trevon Gantt, 23, Tallahassee, DUI, resist ofcer without violence, refusal to submit breath test, Capt. Franklin, PPD. April 8: Jamar Lanard McNeal, 22, 205 Woodgate Dr., battery dating violence by strangulation, Sgt. Curry, PPD. Kayla Layne, 28, 3291 Vera Ln., VOP, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. April 9: Justin Donald Gipson, 30, 1848 Wright Rd., possession of methamphetamine, Dep. Ericson, TCSO. Ricky Dale Foskey, 38, 100 Seminole Rd., possession of methamphetamine, Dep. Ericson, TCSO. Eric Michael Fowler, 27, no address given, retail theft of merchandise, Ofcer Chafn. April 10: James L. Stoudmire, 32, 80 S. Osteen Rd., sale of cocaine within 1000 ft. of church, possession of cocaine within 1000 ft. of church, Sgt. Dorman, TCSO. Jason Madison, 24, Inverness, VOP possession of controlled substance, Ofcer Basch. Devona Covington, 32, 2740 Dean Rd., VOP armed burglary, grand theft with rearm, Dep. Bell, TCSO. Scott Douglas Freeman, 25, 3850 Charles Sadler Lane, resist/obstruct/oppose ofcer without violence, Dep. McKenzie, TCSO. April 11: Billy James Bryant, 45, 3690 Henry Lee Rd., FTA domestic battery, Dep. Ericson, TCSO. Felicia Renee Anderson, 46, Spring Hill, knowingly driving with license suspended, Dep. Vickers, TCSO. Christopher Collier, 28, 434 Williams St., FTA pretrial burglary and battery, resist without violence, possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1000 ft. of church, tampering with evidence, warrant arrest, Ptl. Mitchell, PPD. Tonja Leann Cox, 46, Callahan, grand theft III, Capt. Franklin, PPD. Susan Annette Ward, 23, 1912 Hill Rd., VOP possession of methamphetamine, Sgt. Gunter, TCSO. Billy Joe Adkins, 53, Kinard, FTA, Sgt. Gunter, TCSO. Billy Jack Gilliand, 44, 3720 Charles Sadler Lane, VOP, Capt. Franklin, TCSO. April 12: Cobie Connell, 34, 214 Tippett Dr., VOP burglary of structure. Roberta Blythe, 55, 1210 Marble Knowles Lane, felony petit theft. Clara Blake Sasher, 24, 1189 Glennis Cruce Rd., no valid drivers license, Sgt. Curry, PPD. Rodeshawn Joseph, 27, Pompano Beach, no valid drivers license, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Billy Davis, 41, 2228 Watts Lane, aggravated assault, criminal mischief less than $200, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. April 13: Tifni Krahl, 20, 1820 Hill Rd., cause great bodily harm to child, child neglect, Sgt. Young, TCSO. Imagine not being able to feed your family or yourself. This is the plight that faces more Taylor County citizens than most realize. The Taylor County Post annual food drive on May and citizens in dire need of food. They are asking that healthy, nonperishable foods such as canned goods, pasta, cereal, canola oil and peanut butter be dropped S. Jefferson St.) or bags of nonperishable foods be placed by your mailbox for letter carriers to pick up. Valisha Cooper is offering a free pizza party to classes that bring in the most nonperishable foods. To register your Sunday School class, contact email valishacooper@ gmail.com or mail requests Sunday School classes on May 11. I personally make sure Taylor County stays here in Taylor County, Cooper said. 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A-12 Taco Times April 25, 2018 Poker run April 29 to raise money for Kaylee Overstreet 12-year-old in desperate need of kidney donor Twelve-year-old Kaylee Ann Overstreet spends much of her time doing what children shouldnt have to do. She is driven from Steinhatchee to Gainesville three days a week, where she spends four hours a day hooked to a dialysis machine, as her kidneys are failing. Overstreet was diagnosed with FSGS kidney disease and nephrotic syndrome about a year ago, and was placed on the kidney transplant list, but she has Overstreets friends and family implore the community to help them Her blood type is B + but O +/are possible matches. There will be a Kaylees Ride poker run on April 29, from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. to help raise money for Overstreet. The run will begin at Crabbie Dads Bar and Grill (101 1st Ave SW, Steinhatchee), and continue to Sea Hag, Hungry Howies, Good Times, Kathis Krab Shack, Fiddlers Restaurant and River Haven. The run will cost $10 for a hand and the public is invited to grab a motorcycle, golf cart or other mode of transportation and compete to collect the best hand. For more information about the poker run, call (352) 283-1749. There will also be a softball game this Friday, April 27, from 5:30 7:30 p.m. to help raise money for Overstreet. The Lady Rays of the Boys & Girls Club will compete against the Steinhatchee School and Boys & Girls Club staff at the Steinhatchee School For more information about the softball game, call (850) 498-4100 or (850) 2103050.