Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1963 50 One Section 55th year, No. 19 www.perrynewspapers.com Wednesday May 9, 2018 Index Editorial . ................. A-2 Living . ..................... A-6 Religion . ................. A-7 Sports . ................... A-8 Classieds . ............ A-9 Community . ......... A-10 Weather Wednesday 87 61 88 62 Thursday The Steinhatchee Community Projects Board will hold a bridge lighting ceremony on Thursday, May 10 to commemorate the recently-completed installation of bridge lights on the Steinhatchee Bridge. According to Liana Chapman, vice-chairman of the Steinhatchee Community Projects Board, the ceremony will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Steinhatchee Pier next to the Capt. Chad Allen Reed, Sr. Memorial Bridge in Steinhatchee with members of Reeds family in attendance. A native of Steinhatchee, Reed, 33, was a captain with the Dixie County Sheriffs Department who died in the line of duty on Jan. 14, 2010 while protecting the lives of the people around him. Reed was shot and killed in a shootout with a man wanted for murdering two elderly women and shooting two other women in Hernando County. The vehicle was spotted in Dixie County and deputies began to follow it with the intention of stopping it in a rural area once it passed through town. However, the driver of the vehicle pulled into a gas station and opened re on deputies. Reed and the suspect were both wounded. Both men were transported to Shands Hospital, where Reed succumbed to his wounds. On Feb. 10, 2011, the subject pled guilty of murder in the rst degree in connection with Reeds death and was sentenced to life in prison. In January 2012 the man was also Please see page 3 Bridge lighting ceremony set Thursday Residents are invited to a lighting ceremony Thursday at the Capt. Chad Allen Reed Sr. Memorial Bridge in Steinhatchee, starting at 8:30 p.m. (Photo by Valena Driggers of Air & Opportunity) Relay For Life Honorary Chair Dianne Stephens-Miller (top) joined Junior Chair Noah Amador in leading The re-sentencing hearing for Ronald Spring, who is serving a 35-year prison sentence for kidnapping and assault, has been continued. Jury selection for the hearing, originally set for Tuesday, April 24, was delayed the morning of the proceedings. Presiding Circuit Judge Greg Parker recused himself from the case, citing the fact that he had represented the victim in the case in federal court years ago. County Judge Bill Blue was appointed to the case, and a new hearing date has not been announced. Also, no ruling has been issued on a motion by Springs attorney to withdraw his clients 1990 plea to the charges. Spring was 17 years old when he was arrested and charged with breaking into a womans home, kidnapping her at knife-point, assaulting and abandoning her in the woods before returning to her residence and attempting to set it on re. Faced with nine felony charges at the time, Spring took a plea deal and received a combined 70year prison sentence. However, subsequent rulings by the courts reduced his incarceration to 35 years, and his current release date is Dec. 28, 2025. For man who pled to kidnapping, assaul t Re-sentencing hearing delayed for Ronald Spring County Judge Bill Blue has earned a second term in ofce after receiving no opposition in his bid for re-election to a second six-year term. The qualifying period for those running for U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative as well as judicial, state attorney and public defender seats was open last week from April 30 to May 4. Locally we only had one candidate seeking a local judicial ofce, and having met all the qualifying requirements per Florida Statute, Bill Blue will be unopposed in the race for County Court Judge, said Taylor County Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland. Blue was rst elected in 2012 to a six-year term and will begin his second term in November. He followed County Judge Stephen Buddy Murphy, who retired.Judge Blue unopposed in bid for a second term Brown to retire as city managerCity Manager Bob Brown has announced his retirement, effective Sept. 25, and the Perry City Council is in the early stages of considering how it will conduct the search for a new manager. Brown notied council members individually last week of his decision, and a formal announcement was expected at Tuesday nights regular council meeting. I looked at it, ran the numbers and realized I could afford to retire. Time is more important than money. I plan to take it easy, do some traveling and play with my grandkids, Brown said. This coming December would have marked Browns 13th anniversary in the position. Both he and Finance Director Penny Staffney began their careers with the city in 2005. When Penny and I both started, the budget was Please see page 4Although only two local races are currently set to be decided by Taylor County voters this year, the November election ballot is expected to be lengthy due to a total of 13 proposed constitutional amendments up for consideration. Eight of the 13 amendments were approved by the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC), which convenes every 20 years to consider changes to the states highest set of laws. The other ve were placed on the ballot either by the Florida Legislature or citizen campaigns (see related story). These eight, along with the ve initiative proposals which were approved through citizen initiatives and the legislature, will create quite a lengthy ballot for the general election, said Taylor County Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland. There is a strong possibility that voters will see a two-page Only two local races, 13 proposed amendments on Nov. 6 ballot thus farPlease see page 4 2018Judge Bill Blue As he took part in his rst meeting as a sitting board member Tuesday, County Commissioner Steve Spradley was quickly put on the spot when asked for his recommendation on how the county should move forward with its Emergency Management Department. Near the end of the countys May 7 meeting, County Administrator Ted Lakey addressed the board concerning the vacant Emergency Management (EM) Directors position that Spradley stepped down from in order to accept the District 3 County Commission seat he was appointed to ll following the death of Commissioner Frank Russell. We have three ways to proceed, Lakey told commissioners. We can advertise for a replacement, as we have traditionally, and keep the status quo. The Taylor County Spradley is asked who should lead emergency managementPlease see page 3
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A-5 Taco Times May 9, 2018 And it all falls downA demolition project Street came to a abrupt halt Friday afternoon when the front of the building being torn down fell into the middle of the reported that the brick wall nearly hit a truck to an employment Banquet tickets on sale Tickets for the upcoming Taylor County Historical Society Banquet are available at three downtown locations: the Historical Society museum located on Main Street (open Thursday afternoons, 1-5 p.m.); the ofces of Perry Newspapers, Inc., on South Jefferson Street, and at Rains Forest Flower Shop on East Green Street. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. The event, planned Saturday, May 19, is open to the public. The banquet will be held at the Perry Elks Lodge, starting with a social at 6:30 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. The rst meeting of the Hampton Springs Park Advisory Council will be held Monday, May 14, at 6 p.m., at the Taylor County Historical Society (located on East Main Street). All individuals interested in the park are encouraged to attend.New Hampton Springs council meets Monday
A-6 Taco Times May 9, 2018 Living The annual Taylor County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Spring Festival will be held at Forest Capital Park this Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain barrels will be for sale, and there will be a garden yard sale table set up with a variety of items to choose from. Rafe Chairman Karen Falicon said she has a number of prizes to rafe off throughout the event. Helping Hands of the Shelter will be selling hot dogs, chips and drinks, with all proceeds supporting their organization. Local garden vendors will be set up outside in the park area, and the Master Gardeners will be set up inside Forest Capital Hall with plants for sale. The doors open at 9 a.m. (no early sales). Doors open at 9 a.m. No early birds! Plant Spring Festival Sale & The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Band Concert will be held this Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m., in the school auditorium. The concert will be movie-themed with songs from Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park and more. Admission is free. TCMS Band hosts moviethemed concert this ThursdayThe annual Morgan, Wilson & Walters Reunion will be held Saturday, May 12, at Forest Capital Park starting at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch to share, a beverage and an item for the auction. Morgan, Wilson & Walters family reunion is Saturday TCHS Prom King, Queen Hollywood came to Taylor County on April 28. The red carpet was rolled out at Taylor County to attend the 2018 senior prom, themed The Golden Age of Hollywood. Figurative trumpets were sounded as the Prom King and Queen were announced at the event. TCHS senior Justin Holden (right), the son of Frankie and Dawn Holden, was named Prom King. TCHS senior Victoria Morgan, (left), the daughter of Phillip and Kathy Morgan, was named Prom Queen. Residents are asked to place healthy, non-perishable food donations near their mailboxes this Saturday, May 12, in support of the National Association of Letter Carriers annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Carriers will collect the donations, and the food will be distributed to local food banks. Leave donations by your mailbox this Saturday The Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce (TCSO) has announced it will hold four summer classes for its Teen Driver Challenge. Classes are planned June 19, June 25, July 10 and July 24. This is a hands-on course for giving teens the experience they need to drive safely under the supervision and training of TCSO staff, Sheriff Wayne Padgett said. Applications are available online at www.taylorsheriff. org. Completed forms must be returned to the sheriffs administrative ofce located at the Taylor County Courthouse.4 summer classes offered Reunion Want to spread the news?Engagement and birth announcement forms are available online at www.perrynewspapers.com or at the ofces of Perry Newspapers, Inc., 123 South Jefferson St. or Tom Breau (photo, top left) and his wife, Lee, (above) display some of the items that will be
A-7 Taco Times May 9, 2018 Religion By DANIEL COPELAND Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us. Jesus said to him, Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father. John 14:8 There is within each of us a kind of hunger. We have a desire to see, to experience, to be gripped by the deepest and richest realities that the universe has to offer. We have a capacity to be amazed. C.S. Lewis, renowned philosopher and author, actually saw the depths of our longings as proofs and pointers to the existence of God. He reasoned that if he found within himself desires that nothing in this world seems to satisfy, then he can only conclude that he was not made for this world alone. Have you ever taken notice of how much we give ourselves to activities that, at their core, put us in the seat of the spectator, waiting to be enthralled and impressed? We travel great distances to stand on the edge of the Grand Canyon. We sit and read epic stories. We turn on the television and watch god-like heroes battle for the fate of the orld. We watch Olympic athletes compete for the gold medal. We wait for that critical moment, as our favorite team goes to the play-offs, when the perfect 3-point shot makes the difference between winning and losing. There is a word in the English language for the thing we want to see, and that word is glory. When the greatness or beauty or virtue or excellence of something is expressed or made visible or made knowable, that is what we call glory. Thousands of years ago, across the ocean in a desert wilderness, this deep longing found its way to expression on the lips of Moses. Weary with the burden of shepherding a million complainers across barren terrain, Moses made this earnest request of God, Show me Your glory! Its an appropriate request. I might even argue it is the absolute most perfect request a man can make of God. To see how great, wise, valuable, wonderful and beautiful God truly is to directly sense it and feel it and be moved and satised by it-this is the very reason we and the entire universe exist. The request is much the same as the one Philip made of Jesus, Show us the Father, and it is enough But if the request is such a good one, why was Philip rebuked? I believe the answer lies in this: it is a mistake to think that the only barrier preventing us from seeing and savoring greatness is the barrier of access. Philip thought that if only he could be granted access to see the Father, he would be satised. Jesus essentially rebuked him by telling him that he was shown the Father, and he missed it. How could this possibly be? Its possible because our ears are dull to the point that we cannot hear; our eyes are dim, so we cannot see; and our hearts are hard, so we cannot feel. We must take up the cry of Moses, Show me Your glory, with an awareness that the glory of God is already on display all around us, but we need to be made more sensitive to see it. We must cry out for transformation and not just revelation. Sure, there is more glory yet to be revealed, but why should we ask God to show us more glory, when the response of our hearts to whats already on display is too weak? According to the worshipful cries of the angels, the whole earth is full of Gods glory (Isaiah 6). Take a step outside, my friend, and pray that you be given the eyes to see it, the ears to hear it and the hearts to feel it. Daniel Copeland serves as a teaching elder at St. Johns Christian Fellowship Church, located at 6050 Puckett Rd., in Perry.Open your eyes to Gods gloryIn 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. GLADTIDINGS National Day of PrayerTaylor County residents observed the National Day of Prayer Thursday by gathering at the Taylor County Courthouse for a noon prayer service. Seven The Stewart Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church will hold a Mothers Day Banquet this Saturday, May 12, at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The banquet will be hosted by the Womens Missionary Society (WMS). Tickets can be purchased from any member of the WMS and will cost $10 for adults and $5 for children (10 and under). Stewart Memorial to host banquet Saturday, May 12 Franklin Paul BotelloFranklin Paul Botello, 79, died May 2, 2018, in Kingman, Ariz. Frank raced stock cars in the late 1950s and all of the 1960s at Saugus Speedway in California. He worked at Lockheed Airport until he went on to run his own survey business. Frank was in the American Civil War Society, where he participated in reenactments for 13 years, ghting for the South. He once attended an American Civil War Society meeting in Perry in 2011 and really enjoyed it, saying the fellow Perry American Civil War Society members were a really nice bunch of guys! He appeared in the Jeff Dunham Show with Jeff and Sweet Daddy D. In his last times, he deejayed at car shows in California and was an avid prospector. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Irene Botello Sanchez and Jessie Botello. He is survived by: the mother of his daughters, Elizabeth Botello Sadler; his daughters, Angela Scott, Christine Tomlison and Desiree Botello Thomas; four grandchildren; and ve great-grandchildren; as well as a host of relatives out West. Funeral services will be held June 9, at noon in Arizona. There will be a car show and parade memorial in California at a later date. We love you and youll be missed by many.John Macon FullerJohn Macon Fuller, 74, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Perry. John was born June 20, 1943, in Washington, N.C., to Charles and Mildred Fuller. John loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was of the Christian faith and attended First Baptist Church of Perry. He was a longtime employee of Thomas Chevrolet of Perry. John was preceded in death by: his parents, Charles and Mildred Fuller; his brother, Charles Fuller; and his sister, Becky Deans. He is survived by: his wife, Betsy Fuller; his children, John Fuller and Natalie Fuller; his grandson, Jaret Fuller; and his brother, Kenny Fuller; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home of Perry with Brother Rick Patrick and Pastor Steven Ruff ofciating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 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.John Kenneth Ken LeeJohn Kenneth Ken Lee of Coolidge died Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Magnolia Manor in Moultrie, Ga. Ken was born in the Cabbage Grove area of Taylor County on Oct. 28, 1938. He was the son of the late William Perry Lee and Jessie Beach Lee. He was a retired banker from Bank of America. As a young man, he served honorably in the U.S. Army and worked at Buckeye for some years in the lab, before becoming a banker. Ken loved the outdoors and his passion was training bird dogs. He was a man of great character with a keen sense of humor who loved his family and was known as a Mans Man. He was married to Linda Joy Lee, who preceded him in death in 2014. Survivors include: his daughter Paula Lynn Fowler of Coolidge; grandchildren, Tyler Murrah and Ashtin Banks; great-grandchild, Jadyn Murrah; sister-inlaw and brother-in-law who he raised, Susan Hosay of Perry, and Ricky Gipson of Pavo, Ga.; sister, Carol Methvin, and husband, Rodney, of Perry, Ken was preceded in death by his siblings Bill Lee, Annie Lee Franklin, Elsie Mae Ricketson, and Jeanine Benenati. Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 10, at 3 p.m., at the Allen & Allen Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Gipson ofciating. His family will receive friends on hour prior to the service. Guests may sign the online register book at www.allenfh.com. Obituaries Please see page 12 Church announcements may be e-mailed to: newsdesk@ perrynewspapers.com.
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AUCTION Friday, May 11 6:30 p.m. Perry Womans Club 502 N. Jefferson Street Perry, Florida 32347 Auctioning off a truck-load of merchandise. Tools, knives, collectibles, ashlights, electronics, bulk food items and more. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. For more information call (850) 228-5228 or visit www. hickoryhillauctions.com AU 3968 / AB 2881 10% Buyers Premium 5/9-5/11 AUCTION Saturday May 12 4:00 p.m. Business Liquidation Auction Madison Auction House 1693 S.W. Moseley Hall Road Madison, Florida 32340 This will be the last auction to be held at the Madison Auction House. Everything to be sold. Portable AC units, T-shirt press, pots and pans sets, power tool chargers and batteries, box lots, knives, and much more. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. For more information call (850) 228-5228 or visit www.hickoryhillauctions.com AU 3968 / AB 2881 10% Buyers Premium 5/9-5/11 YARD SALE YARD SALE. Saturday, May 12, 12 p.m. Everything cheap! 17398 E. Royal Oak Dr. off Beach Rd. in Keaton Beach. 5/9-5/11 MISC FOR SALE: 5500 Generac Generator model #0059396 (2016). Low hours. $500. 5845209. 5/9-5/11 WE BUY Scrap Metal and Junk Cars. (850) 838-5865. RC WANTED LOOKING FOR 4 5 rims 8 lug 16.5 x 12. (863) 228-1848. 4/20-5/18 FOR RENT NICE 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH TRAILER FOR RENT. $650 monthly, $650 security deposit. Call (850) 295-4720 or (850) 8431301. 5/4-5/11 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 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 SERVICES TALL TIMBER TREE SERVICE *Free Estimates* *Great Rates* Call today! (850) 838-5923. Mark A. Moneyhan, Licensed and Insured. Certied Quality Specialist. 5/4-8/31 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 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. 3/14-10/26A TO Z FARM AND LAWN SERVICEComplete 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 HELP WANTED 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. 3/28-5/30NORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Madison, FL: Positions available Testing Center Manager; Career and Technical Education Specialist; 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 NFCCTHE CITY OF PERRY is now accepting applications for a Heavy Equipment Operator. Requirements: Must have a valid drivers license and obtain CDL minimum class A, with endorsement N, within 1ST 6 months of employment. Current CDL preferred. $31,075.20 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. 5/9 COP NORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Madison FL: Nurse Faculty; PT Staff Assistant (Fitness Center); PT Truck Driving Instructor; Adjunct Chemistry Instructor; Staff Assistant. See www.nfcc.edu for details. 5/9-5/25 NFCC 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. TCBCC AMTEC LESS-LETHAL SYSTEMS, INC. (ALS) is currently hiring for Production line positions. The typical duties of this position include: assembling product, working with chemicals and explosive powders, and monitoring and cleaning production equipment. Production line employees are required to learn and follow work instructions in order to safely and efciently build quality product. All open positions require candidates who are comfortable working with and around explosive material, rearms, machinery, and may require working in chemical suits. It also requires individuals who work well with others as a team. ALS offers an exceptional benets package including; paid time off, a 401K program with company match and full health care benets. Please visit www.employorida. com for additional information on this position. Applications must be completed and submitted to AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems, Inc., 4700 Providence Road, Perry, FL 32347 no later than May 11th, 2018. ALS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals. This position is subject to a background checks and drug screening. 5/4-5/9 AMTEC 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. JJBIG TOP MFG. MIG WELDERS NEEDED Position requirements: Must have High School diploma or equivalent, 2-4 years of welding experience or be a graduate of a certied welding program. Ability to read and understand technical sketches, able to read a tape measure to the 1/16th, candidates must pass a weld certication test on site and a drug screen test. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Preference will be given to applicants with stable job history. If you meet the requirements, please apply in person at Big Top Mfg. 3255 N US 19, Perry, FL. Applications will be accepted Monday thru Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm ONLY. Big Top Mfg. is an Equal Opportunity/Afrmative Action employer. All qualied applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. 5/2-5/30 BT 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 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 test basic computer skills professional communication skills to interact with customers ability to lift 50 lbs. Preference will be given to applicants with stable job history. Experience/Background: knowledge of tools & equipment construction experience. If you meet the requirements, please apply in person at Big Top Manufacturing, Inc., 3255 North US 19, Perry, FL. Applications will be accepted Monday thru Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm ONLY. Big Top Mfg. is an Equal Opportunity/Afrmative Action employer. All qualied applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. 5/2-5/30 BTA-9 Taco Times May 9, 2018 Please see page 11 Make $$$ sell your stu with an ad!Call 584-5513.
A-10 Taco Times May 9, 2018 Community A-10 Perry News-Herald April 13-14, 2018 Deadline to sign up for Little King & Queen Pageant Chamber of Commerce Ofce Relay For LIfe Rosehead Park 6 p.m. to midnight Community Yard Sale Rosehead Park 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mothers Day Luncheon Perry Elks Lodge 1 p.m. TCMS Band Spring Concert TCMS auditorium, 7 p.m. Master Gardeners Plant Sale Forest Capital Hall 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taylor County Historical Society Banquet Perry Elks Lodge 6:30 p.m. Pre-K Graduation TCMS auditorium 5:30 p.m. & 6:45 TCHS Graduation TCHS football eld 8:18 p.m. Memorial Day Ceremony Veterans Park 10 a.m. BBTC Graduation Forest Capital Hall 7 p.m. Baccalaureate Services 1st Assembly of God 6 p.m. TCHS Band Spring Concert TCHS Gym 7 p.m. May Community CalendarPublic Safety Day Walmart parking lot 10 a.m 1 p.m. TCHS Senior Awards Night TCHS Gym, 6 p.m. Point of Grace Commencement Crosspoint Baptist Fellowship 7 p.m. Aucilla Graduation Bassett Gym 7 p.m. Deadline to sign up for Little Miss Red, White and Blue pageant. Call 584-5366 for info Parent meeting for Little Miss Red, White and Blue pageant Call 584-5366 for info Perry Garden Club luncheon meeting 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. RELAY 2018 Perry Womens Club Monthly Meeting Noon
A-11 Taco Times May 9, 2018 At the Booking Desk(Continued from page 9) INVITATION TO BID The City of Perry is accepting Request for Proposal (RFP) Computer Systems Server Virtualized. All inquiries regarding this RFP should be directed to Captain Michael Gene Franklin (850) 5845121. For more information visit the City of Perry website: www.cityofperry.net David S. Sullivan City Mayor Robert A. Brown, Jr. City Manager 5/9, 5/11 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA Division: Probate File No. 2018-131-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF EARL RANDALL CANNON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EARL RANDALL CANNON, deceased, whose date of death was October 21, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for TAYLOR County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 108 N. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida. The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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 ON OR BEFORE 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 THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 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. notice is May 2, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: Leenette W. McMillan-Fredriksson Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0075779 PO BOX 1388 MAYO, FL 32066 Telephone: (386) 294-1688 Fax: (386) 294-1689 E-Mail: mcmillanlaw@windstream. net Personal Representative: Earl Randall Cannon, Jr. 109 SW Zinnia Glen Ft. White, Florida 32038 5/2, 5/9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2018-090-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF GLORIA ANNETTE FIFFIA Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Number 2018-090-CPC, is pending in the Circuit Court for Taylor County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 108 N. Jefferson Street Suite 102, Perry, Florida 32347. The names of the personal representatives and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All persons having claims against this estate who are served with a copy of this notice are required to the later of three months after the notice or 30 days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on that person. Persons having claims against the estate who are not known to the personal representative and whose names or addresses are not all claims against the estate within three months after the date of the ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. this notice is May 2, 2018. Personal Representative: George Clayton 1003 East Green Street Perry FL 32347. Vernita C. Williams, Esq. Attorney for Personal Representative 6625 Miami Lakes Drive, Ste. 227 Miami Lakes, Florida 33014 Phone: 305-967-6741 com 5/2, 5/9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA Division: Probate File No. 2018-150-CP IN RE: THE ESTATE OF MACK J. RUFF Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Mack J. Ruff, deceased, whose date of death was December 7, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Taylor County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 108 N Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida. The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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 ON OR BEFORE 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 THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 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. notice is May 2, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representatives: Leenette W. McMillan-Fredriksson Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0075779 PO BOX 1388 MAYO, FL 32066 Telephone: (386) 294-1688 Fax: (386) 294-1689 E-Mail: mcmillanlaw@windstream. net Secondary E-Mail: none Personal Representative: Sherilyn Mangum 362 Mangum Close Road Perry, Florida 32347 5/2, 5/9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NUMBER: 18-CP-189 IN RE: ESTATE OF DOLORES YORK, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Dolores York, deceased, whose date of death was June Â 5, Â 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for Taylor County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Taylor County Courthouse, 108 Â North Jefferson Street, Suite Â 102, P erry, FL Â 32347. The 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 Â 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 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 DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. this Notice is May 9, 2018. Attorneys for Personal Representative: Stuart E. Goldberg Fla. Bar No. 0365971 P.L. Tallahassee, Florida 32317 Telephone: (850) 222-4000 Facsimile: (850) 942-6400 Personal Representative: Paul Reynolds 1106 East Julia Street, Perry, FL 32347 5/9, 5/16 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2016-CA-000080 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. LOUISE L. HUNTER, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 12, 2018, and entered in 2016-CA-000080 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for Taylor County, Florida, wherein MTGLQ INVESTORS, L.P. is the Plaintiff and LOUISE L. HUNTER are the Defendant(s). Annie Mae Murphy as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the East Door, Taylor County Courthouse 108 N. Jefferson St., Perry, FL 32347, at 11:00 AM, on May 29, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST HALF OF LOT 10, AND LOT 11 OF BLOCK A OF PERRY PARK SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 77, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 717 WEST VETERANS DRIVE, PERRY, FL 32347 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16 day of April, 2018. Annie Mae Murphy As Clerk of the Court By: Marti Lee As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodations in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Carrina Cooper, Court Administration, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL 32055; Phone: 386.758.163. Contact Court Administration at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired call 11. Submitted by: Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-997-6909 5/9, 5/16 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 3rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 17000506CAC BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company Plaintiff, vs. ALECIA M. RIVERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Publish in the The Perry Newspaper Inc. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 4/25/2018, and entered in Case No. 17000506CAC of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit, in and for TAYLOR County, Florida, where in BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, is the Plaintiff and ALECIA M. RIVERS, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court shall offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash on JUNE 5, 2018, beginning at 11:00 AM, at 108 North Jefferson St. East Steps, Perry Fl. 32347, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment lying and being situate in TAYLOR County, Florida, to wit: Lot 6, Block E, of EL RANCHO, a subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 122, of the Public Records of Taylor County, Florida. NOTICE: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation to participate should call the ADA Coordinator, Jacquetta Bradley, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, FL 32056, 386-7197428, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 9558771; if you are voice impaired call (800) 955-8770. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE CHARGE OF UP TO $70 FOR SERVICES IN MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN ITS DISCRETION, MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE. NOTICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN. DATED this 26 day of April, 2018. Annie Mae Murphy CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Marti Lee Deputy Clerk STRAUS & EISLER, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 10081 Pines Blvd, Suite C Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 954-431-2000 Service.firstname.lastname@example.org 5/2, 5/9 More than two dozen local parents and community members received an update from Taylor County School District staff, as well as hearing a list of goals for the upcoming school year, during a Title I Family Engagement focus group on April 24 at Taylor County Elementary School. In addition to parents and school staff, two school board members and Taylor County Sheriffs were in attendance to hear Superintendent of Schools Danny Glover Jr. share highlights of the 201718 school year, including the importance of school attendance and goals for the upcoming school year. In addition to detailing where Taylor County attendance, school district staff also discussed a new mentoring program that will be fully implemented in the 2018-19 school year. Afterwards, all those in Family Engagement focus group session and were encouraged to answer a list of questions designed to gather input on how to improve school services for the upcoming school year. Questions included: get the information that you need to help your child at home with academic learning? Why or why not? Tell us about your experience with parent/ family engagement meetings improved? Is there anything else our school could be doing better to assist your efforts in supporting your childs learning? Focus groups are an effective means of collecting qualitative information that can be used to guide improvement planning and efforts, said Director of Instruction Administrative Assistant Sherry Causey. That same day, Taylor County Elementary School also hosted Senator Denise Grimsley, a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing parts of Central and Southwest Florida since 2012, who is currently running for the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services post. Community gathers to hear school goals and provide feedbackMore than two dozen local parents and members of the community gathered to listen to updates from the Taylor County School District, review a list of goals for the upcoming school year and participate in a Family Engagement focus group session on April 24 at Taylor County Elementary School (TCES). The same day, TCES hosted Senator Denise Grimsley, a Republican member of the Florida State Senate. 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 15: Kimberly Rose Albach, 24, Old Town, aggravated ee attemp to elude, resist/ obstruct/oppose ofcer without violence, Dep. Thigpen, TCSO. April 16: Lachadrick McBride, 39, 105 N. Beverly St., sentenced to department of corrections (13 months), Judge Parker. Ronald Spring, 45, Lake City Department of Corrections, back for court, Ofcer Basch. Doctawnus Lamal Anderson, 34, 5311 U.S. Hwy. 19, back for court, Ofcer Johnson. Jacob James-Lamar Brannan, 25, 2400 Pisgah Rd., possession of drug paraphernalia, Leon County warrant, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Tiffany Johnson, 32, Tallahassee, possession of controlled substance, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, Ptl. Mitchell, PPD. Christopher James Grantham, 31, 725 Ma Dixon Rd., possession of drug paraphernalia, Ptl. Mitchell, PPD. April 18: Ashley Wigglesworth, 34, 1848 Wright Rd., FTA (Truancy), Dep. Upshaw, TCSO. Richard Dennis Sadler, 52, no address given, possession of less than 20 grams cannabis, Widman Act, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. Jonathan Caine, 34, no address given, VOP dealing in stolen property, Dep. Bell, TCSO. Andre N. Thompson, 40, 212 Colson St., VOP possession of less than 20 grams cannabis, Dep. Bell, TCSO. Harvey Scott Jordan, 31, 2553 S.E. Hwy. 349, VOP grand theft, VOP escape, VOP eeing police, Dep. Ericson, TCSO. April 19: Arren Shane Ross, 44, 2352 Woods Creek Rd., FTA, Dep. Vickers, TCSO. Daniel Eugene Hicks, 18498 W. Whitetail Dr., dealing in stolen property, accessory after the fact, Sgt. Hayden, TCSO. Robert Thomas Williams, 35, 100 Magnolia Rd., violation of pretrial, Dep. Bell, TCSO. Brittany Godfrey, 120 Poppell Dr., bench warrant, Dep. Ericson, TCSO. Stanley Edward Powell, 55, 476 Myrtle St., lewd/lascivious conduct, Ptl. Arnold, PPD. Regina Oglesby Powell, 40, Tallahassee, driving while license suspended, Trp. Swindle, FHP. April 20: Anthony Wiggins, 58, Ala., FTA driving while license suspended or revoked, FTA DUI, Capt April 21: Jacorby Thomas, 26, 100 Swift Rd., VOP robbery, Capt. Franklin, PPD. David Miles, 24, 2911 Golf Course Rd., possession of controlled substance, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. April 22: Shannon Gorlewski, 36, 19060 Fawn Way, out of county warrant, Dep. Chewning, TCSO.
A-12 Taco Times May 9, 2018 Sheriff Padgett invites public to Memorial Day ceremony (Continued from page 7)Haskle MauldinHaskle Mauldin, 89, of Tallahassee, formerly of Sycamore, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Heritage Healthcare in Tallahassee. Haskle was born Dec. 9, 1928, to the late Hoke Smith and Frances Ruby Reeves Mauldin. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Tallahassee. He is survived by: his wife, Geneva Lumsden Mauldin of Tallahassee; son, Terry Lamar (Amelia) Mauldin of Crawfordville; daughter, Wanda Gayle M. (Ken) Lee of Orlando; sister, Betty Jean Hall grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 6, at Bethel Baptist Church. please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256. Zachary Lee StephensZachary Lee Stephens, 22, of Crawfordville, died May 1, 2018. Zachary was born May 16, 1995, in Tallahassee, to Jefferey Lee Stephens and Courtney Nicole Fleming Stephens. He graduated high school in 2013. Zachary was very mechanically inclined and enjoyed building things, even from a very young age where he would build large and complex creations with Legos. Later, he built his very own motorized bicycle. In 2015, he began a rehabilitation following a motorcycle accident, proving to his family and friends that he was a strong and determined young man. In his spare time, he hiking in the mountains and spending time with his dog, Palladin. He is survived by: his loving parents, Jeff and Nikki Stephens, of Gibsonville, N.C.; his brother, Zane Stephens; his paternal grandparents, JoAnn Watts and Lamar Lee Stephens, both of Perry; and his maternal grandparents, Debbie Joyce of Crawfordville, and Ronnie Fleming of Perry; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, May 5, at the Burns Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Perry with Pastor Interment followed in Pisgah Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are under the care of Burns Funeral Home of Perry. Friends may send condolences to the family at www. joepburnsfuneralhomes. com. Obituaries Sheriff Wayne Padgett invites the public to join him for the 2018 Memorial Day Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Memorial Day, May 28, at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, and I would like to invite you to join us in remembering those individuals from Taylor County who paid serving in our countrys armed forces, Sheriff Padgett said. Please RSVP to (850) 584-4225 or by email to email@example.com so that you may be recognized as our honored guest, Sheriff Padgett said. Four Taylor County School District employees walked away with $250 each in gift cards at a recent Taylor County School Board meeting. Don Everett Jr. with Ware Oil visited the school board on April 17 to present a $250 gift card for either gasoline or to the Huddle House to two instructional and two non-instructional employees as part of a year-long ef fort to reward good employee attendance and increase morale. The non-instructional employees who received gift cards for March were: Cheryl Moore with the transportation department and Pat Radnuz with the food service department. Instructional employees who received gift cards for March were: Rhonda Brooks with Taylor County Elementary School and Rosalia Hill with Perry Primary School. Shown above (left to right): School Board Member Deidra Dunnell, School Board Member Bonnie Sue Agner, School Board Chairman Brenda Carlton, Superintendent Danny Glover Jr., Brooks, Radnuz, Hill, Everett, Board Member Jeannie Mathis and Board Member Danny Lundy (not pictured is Cheryl Moore). Ware Oil continues gift card giveaway for school staf fThe Perry Garden Club (PGC) will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 16, from 11:30 12:30 p.m. The meeting will host a farewell luncheon and plant exchange, as it is the last meeting before the PGC recesses for summer. Members are encouraged to bring their favorite dish to share and bring plants if interested in participating in the plant exchange. Members are also urged to invite friends and family. The meeting will be hosted by Jennifer Dobbins, Linda Johnson, Mary Barnes and Peggy Whiddon, with the horticulture tip delivered by Debbie Ross. The next meeting will be held in September. The PGC will also be at the Master Gardeners plant sale this Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. where members will be signing up new members, selling and selling cookbooks and notecards.PGC meets last time before summer