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Title:
Taco times
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Taylor County times
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Perry, FL
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Perry Newspapers, Inc., Donald D. Lincoln - Publisher
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January 5, 2005
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Newspapers -- Perry (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Taylor County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Taylor -- Perry
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30.116638 x -83.582405

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Began in 1961.
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Description based on: 22nd year, no. 27 (Apr. 11, 1984).

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Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1963 50 One Section 55th year, No. 22 www.perrynewspapers.com Wednesday May 30, 2018 Index Editorial . ................. A-2 Religion . ................. A-6 Sports . ................... A-8 Classieds . ............ A-9 Community . ......... A-10 Weather Wednesday60%83 73 85 72 60% Thursday Sandra Evans Oller with a photo of her late brother Raymond Evans. May 5 marked the 50th anniversary of the date the 21-year-old Marine was killed in action during the Vietnam War. (Top photo) Members of the Taylor County ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park Monday. (Above) Athena Ledden (right) presents her part of Memorial Day services at the park hosted They didnt cancel on usBy ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI Managing Editor In preparing for Mondays Memorial Day ceremony, Sheriff Wayne Padgett knew the weather was going to be a major factor. Someone asked him, Why dont you just cancel? I told them, They didnt cancel on us, Padgett shared during his opening remarks Monday morning as the annual event honoring Taylor Countys war dead proceeded as planned. Visitors clutched umbrellas and dodged rain puddles as they made their way under a tent at Veterans Memorial Park. Many were familiar faces of veterans who have long supported the event, in addition to family members of the men and women being honored. County Commission Chair Pam Feagle and Commissioner Steve Spradley were also in attendance, along with Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland. Padgett framed the signicance of the day by reminding everyone that Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember all American men and women who died in the eld of combat in service of our great country. To those who died securing peace and freedom; to those who served in conict to protect our land and sacriced their dreams to preserve the hope of our nation and keeping America the land of the free -we owe our thanks and our honor. It is important At Kabo houseCitizen tips lead ofcers to raid home and arrest 3 Please see page 4Numerous complaints lodged with both law enforcement and probation ofcials regarding suspected illegal activity by an individual known as Kabo led to the execution of a search warrant at a home on Rosemary Lane Friday morning and the arrests of three individuals. Kevin Kabo Lambert, 44, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of analogs (synthetic marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia and sale of methamphetamine. Two women who were at Lamberts Rosemary Lane home were also charged: Kayla Maret Ross, 18, and Dustie Erin Beach, 38. Ross Please see page 7A Taylor County Pre-K teacher and teachers aide have been red for violating local school board and state board of education policies, reportedly after the employees failed to follow employee handbook security regulations requiring constant supervision of students. According to an agenda item submitted for school board approval at a recent Monday, May 14, meeting, the two Pre-K staff members violated School Board Policy 7.29, violation of employee code of conduct, polices and procedures, Pre-K teacher, aide both redBY CAITLYN BURCHETT Contributing writer Raindrops rolled like tears down the six-foot-tall granite slabs at Veterans Memorial Park on Memorial Day, dampening each of the 840 names chiseled in stone to honor the Taylor County servicemen and women who dedicated their lives to triumphing over tyranny and ghting for the freedom of family, friends and neighbors of the United States. On the second side of monument four, you will nd the name of U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Raymond Evans, who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1968 during the second phase of the Tet Offensive, a three-phase coordinated attack by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army. Raymonds sister Sandra Evans Oller graciously shares his story this Memorial Day 50 years after her brother gave the ultimate sacrice. The Evans family had a good life, according to Sandra. Their mother mopped the oors in her apron and pearls, they got dressed up in their Sunday best each week and enjoyed an adventurous life as they were forced to move every two years due to their fathers career in the U.S. Navy. Joy. We had joy, Sandra smiles as she recalls her childhood. Sandra and Raymond were only a year and a half apart in age, growing close as children and maintaining that bond into early adulthood. When Raymond left to attend college in North Carolina, Sandra would frequently travel from Virginia to go to formal dances with her brother and his friends. But, in 1966 everything changed. In the middle of a college semester and without telling anyone, Raymond dropped out of college to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps, refusing to be one of the 2.2 million young men that were drafted into the military. He said If I have to go, I want to have a choice in the matter, Sandra recalled. Raymond knew by joining the Marines, they were going to ship him straight to Vietnam. According to Sandra, the state of the country at that time could be summed up by the lyrics of a popular 1960s song by Country Joe McDonald: Now come on mothers throughout the land, pack your boys off to Vietnam. Come on fathers dont hesitate, send your sons off before its too late. Be the rst one on your block to have your boy come home in a box. Sandra remembers going with Raymond to see him off as he boarded the bus in Washington D.C. I didnt know what to say to him. Oh, go kill those g**ks? I couldnt. I couldnt...It was the last time I saw him, Sandra said. Corporal Raymond Evans served two years with the No greater love Please see page 4 Please see page 3Hampton Springs Advisory Board adds 2The newly-formed Hampton Springs Advisory Board now has a full contingent of seven members after county commissioners appointed two additional people this week. The new appointees are W.M. Mack Colson and Rick M. Hartley Jr. Earlier this month, the commission appointed the only ve people to apply for the seven-member board, including: John T. (J.T.) Davis, Liddie Davis, Peggy L. Williams, John Lawton Deming and Tracy Morgan to the board. This led the commission to consider altering the resolution outlining the structure of the board, and they ultimately instructed County Attorney Conrad Bishop to draft new language for them to consider. However, at the commissions May 22 meeting, County Grants Director Melody Cox announced two additional people had applied. Commissioner Malcolm Page started the discussion by asking Bishop if the commission would need to formally rescind its direction to him at the previous meeting to rewrite the resolution, because that was the last action taken on the issue. Just add them to it, Bishop said of the new applicants. The commission proceeded to do just that, voting to approve the appointments of Colson and Hartley. The advisory committee was born out of the widespread outcry from citizens concerning the countys decision to address liability concerns by lling in the Hampton Springs pool two months ago. That action was later reversed, and the pool was cleared of material. Weve had very good committee meetings, Cox told the commission. Weve had a lot of input. We are working very hard to put together a budget for what we are proposing. By unanimous decision of the advisory board and the people who attended the meeting, they want the park to remain in the hands of the county and not be a state park, she said. At the commissions May 7 meeting, during the discussion surrounding the original ve appointments, several commissions expressed interest in turning the property over to the state after County Administrator Ted Lakey stated that during a roundtable meeting with state ofcials held the previous week, the Florida State Parks Director told him it was a simple process for the county to petition the state to consider assuming Please see page 4

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A-5 Taco Times May 30, 2018 2018 Remembering those who sacrificed and died in our nations service Sheriff Wayne Padgett: Let us pause with respect and honor on this Memorial Day to remember those who fought, those who gave their life and those who willingly stand ready today to do the same, without question, to guarantee that freedom will continue to ring across this land.

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Lola Virginia GranthamVirginia Grantham, 90, died May 26, 2018, in Perry. Virginia was born May 16, 1928, in Perry to Roy E. Wilder and Lola Mildred Lisles Wilder. Virginia was a member of New Home Baptist Church. She was a member of the Lady Elks for many years. She enjoyed bowling, shing, gospel singing, arranging owers and cooking for her big family. She was an avid FSU Seminole fan. She was preceded in death by: her husband, James Alton Grantham; her parents, Roy E. Wilder and Lola Mildred Wilder; her sister, Lena Mae Mays; her daughter-in-law, Carol French; and her son-in-law, Al Jones. Virginia is survived by: her children, Winston French (Laura), Warren Gregory (Cheryl Kay), Jeanne Raulerson (Harold), Michael Gregory (Betty Ann), Sherry Jones, Deborah Hale (Ken) and Karla Weekly (Mike); and her sister, Montine Dotson; as well as a host of grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m., at New Home Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Stading and Pastor Bill Jenkins ofciating. Interment services will follow immediately afterward in Pineview Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at New Home Baptist Church. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Perry. Friends may sign the online guest book at www. joepburnsfuneralhomes. com. Rev. Franklin Dennis HowellOn Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Rev. Franklin Dennis Howell, 78, entered his eternal reward. Dennis worked at Buckeye for 30 years. In his life he traveled to Alaska and California, and enjoyed farming his land. Dennis began the Community Church of Perry in his own home in the 1990s and pastored the church faithfully until his passing. He is survived by: his beloved wife of 60 years, Carol Jean (Murphy) Howell; their two children, Carol Denise Callaway and Eric Howell, both of Perry; his brothers, Russell Howell of Shady Grove, Dean Howell of Lamar, Colo., and Marlin Howell of Shreveport, La.; and many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by: his parents, W. M. Bill and Kathryn Howell; and his son-in-law, Clay Callaway. Dennis was a man of loving and forgiving character. He loved his family dearly and was dearly loved by them. Burns Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements, which are pending.Mitchel Monroe NewmanMitchel Monroe Newman, 75, of Chieand, died May 22, 2018. Monroe was born Oct. 29, 1942, in Dixie County to Elzie and Verdie Mae Newman. Monroe lived in the Chieand area since 1995, after moving from Lexington, Ky. He honorably served his country in the United States Air Force as Chief Master Sergeant and went on to work as a program manager for General Dynamics. He is survived by: his wife, Joann Newman; his four daughters, Sammi Dee Selph of Avon Park, Jerri Ann Shirey of Avon Park, Tenni Lynn Bohlam of Perry and Jessica Errin Libby of Chieand; his stepson, Jason Moore of Fayetteville, Ga.; his oldest sister, Bobby Jean Gibbs of Scottsville, Ky.; his sister, Wanda Jones of Trenton; his sister, Gloria Fay Ciesynski of Salem; his brother, Pete Nelson Newman of Bennetsville, S.C.; his sister, Sherry Renfroe of Leesburg, Ala.; and his brother, W.O. Newman of Salem. Monroe was preceded in death by: his father, Elzie Newman; his mother, Verdie Mae Newman; and his brothers, Ronnie Newman and Marvin Newman. He was laid to rest on Friday, May 25, at the Long Pond Cemetery in Chieand. A-6 Taco Times May 30, 2018 Religion By SHERYL H. BOLDT Are your days productive? Do you accomplish most of what you hope to each day? Or, truth be told, would you be thrilled to have one fully-productive day each week or at least once in your lifetime? What we accomplish in any given day often depends on our circumstances. A CEO with mature, well-trained employees, for example, has more control over his or her schedule than a mother of small, mischievously-energetic children. Considering your specic circumstances, are you pleased with the way you manage your time, or does procrastination consistently hinder you? In previous columns, Ive confessed my struggle with procrastination. Ive come a long way, but still have a way to go. For several weeks, in fact, I procrastinated writing this article about procrastination. Maybe you can relate in some way. If weve put our trust in Christ, God has already placed a spirit of self-control (self-discipline) within us. 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV) says, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and selfcontrol. What would happen if we believed this about ourselves and thought of ourselves as disciplined people? The next time youre tempted to give in to your old ways, instead declare, God has given me(!) a spirit of self-control; therefore, I can behave like a disciplined person. If youre not ready to do this just yet, perhaps a good rst step would be going to your heavenly Father and acknowledging your struggle with time management. Ask Him to give you a heart of repentance and a desire to appreciate the opportunity each day holds. Then allow the Holy Spirit to give you the faith to believe that God truly has given you, personally, a spirit of selfcontrol. How would believing this change you? Would it make it easier for you to get up each day? Would it make you feel better about yourself when you go to bed each night? Procrastination is a serious issue. Years ago, the panic I experienced when I feared that Id never get control over it drove me to my knees. It wasnt until I admitted my helplessness and asked God to change me that I began to experience victory. To this day, I continue to praise God for his powerful compassion. I pray you will experience the same victory. Sheryl H. Boldt is the author of the blog, www.TodayCanBeDifferent.net. You can reach her at sherylhboldt@gmail.com. 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.GLADTIDINGS Obituaries Virginia Grantham ReamsOur family wishes to convey our sincerest appreciation for your prayers and support during our time of sorrow. We are blessed to have friends like you and are thankful for all you have done. Thank you, The family of Drayton ReamsWallerThe family of Cheryll McIntyre Waller would like to thank the following during our time of loss: the Perry EMTs, Perry Police Department; Jason Bass, Timmy Murphy and Trace Chafn; Burns Funeral Home; Dr. Yu and his staff; Stone Gate Apartment manager and friend, Orbi; and caregiver and special friend, Martha McCrea. We also would like to thank our families: Barbara Ratliff and the Ratliff families, Cari Beth Dixion, Beth Ann Roland, Elaine Blanton, Mary Ann Walker, Almon Blanton, Lisa and Blair Beatty, Arthur Wilson and Lorna Osterby as well as all the friends at Zieglers Florist and the Kingdom Hall. We appreciate all the cards, owers, phone calls and visits. Matthew and Mitzi Sadler Pat McIntyre Robert McIntyre Greg and Joan McIntyre Phil and Terri McIntyre Powers Michael and Christopher McIntyre Pierce Powers Cards of ThanksNew Mt. Zion The New Mt. Zion Vacation Bible School (VBS) team invites the community to be a part of GodSquad, enjoying experiences in Bible study, music, art, refreshments and teen rap sessions. The church will host Vacation Bible School June 5-7. Registration will be held Sunday, June 3, at 5 p.m. Brother Izell Montgomery Jr. is pastor. Salem Baptist Church Game On VBS will be held at Salem Baptist Church, located at 10400 Fish Creek Road, beginning Sunday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m., and ending with Family Night on Friday, June 8. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. with a class for all ages from 6-8:30 p.m. For more information, please e-mail iris6086@fairpoint. net or call 584-6086. Athena Baptist Church Athena Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School, A Quest for Forever, Sunday, June 10, through Thursday, June 14, with a graduation ceremony planned Sunday, June 17, at 11 a.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. each evening, with programs starting at 6 p.m. All children ages kindergarten through eighth grade are invited. Crosspoint Baptist Church Crosspoint Baptist Church will host a Game On Vacation Bible School Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15. Each night will start with supper at 5:30 p.m. and the classes will end at 8:30 p.m. All children grades kindergarten through sixth grade are welcome. First Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School is planned June 12-14 at First Presbyterian Church (310 Plantation Road). Director Janece Campbell invites children to Paradise where the Fruits of the Spirit will be taught. Classes are planned from 9 a.m. until 12 noon for students in this age bracket: rising pre-K through rising fth grader. For more information or to register, please visit this link: http://bit.ly/rstpresvbs2018.Ready for Vacation Bible School?Installation services for Church of God of Prophecys new pastor Connie Mote will be held Sunday, June 3, at 4 p.m. Please help us celebrate Pastor Connie Motes installation as our senior pastor, Sister Harriet Pace said. The church is located at 613 W. Hampton Springs Ave. Connie MoteChurch of God of Prophecy welcomes new pastor Sunday

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YARD SALE. 810 SOUTHWOOD (off Puckett) SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 7 A.M. CANT TAKE IT WITH US. 32 strings outdoor Christmas lights; antique bed, dishes, rockers; bathroom countertop; chest freezer, china cabinet; coolers; desk; edger; electric smoker; ferns; garden and hand tools; Indian River canoe; love seat; miter hand saw; outdoor Santas; ping-pong table; porch bench and swing; pressure washer; propane tank and burner; riding mower lift; weed eater, work bench and more. 5/30-6/1 MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE. 3019 San Pedro Rd. Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m. until. Furniture, lots of baby and adult clothes, lawnmowers and miscellaneous. 5/30-6/1 YARD SALE. Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m. 107 Ridge Rd. Mens, womens, childrens clothing and accessories ranging in all sizes, toys, household items, kitchen table and chairs, childs bed, etc. MISC FOR SALE: BEIGE, TWO-PIECE, INTERLOCKING SECTIONAL SOFA. Good condition. $175. 8432907. 5/25-5/30 WE BUY Scrap Metal and Junk Cars. (850) 838-5865. RC FREE PORK Seeking butcher to process wild hogs. Call (352) 207-0385 for more info. 5/25-5/30 FOR RENT 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 HOME FOR SALE: 1991 Fleetwood single-wide. 14 x 70 ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Delivered and set up. $15,900. Interested parties call Perry Repo Outlet. 584-7094. EMHP REAL ESTATE 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME near city park with fenced yard, large shed. City water and well. Asking $30,900. 215 Oscar Benjamin Way. Call for appt. Anchor Trust Properties, (352) 498-7770. 5/18-6/1 ATP 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. 5/4-8/31A 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 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. 3/14-10/26 HELP WANTEDTAYLOR 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 SERVICE TECH-INSTALLERHELPER Valid DL and Drug Screening. Applications accepted at 520 W. Hampton Springs Ave. ARA CITY MANAGER PERRY, FL The City of Perry, FL North Floridas Rising Star is seeking a highly motivated individual for our Chief Administrative Ofcer/ City Manager. The successful candidate would become Perrys fourth CAO/City Manager since 1981. We have been awarded the Certicate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for over 25 consecutive years by the International Government Ofcers Finance Association. Perry has a manager council form of government where the Council sets policy and the CAO/CM is the top ofcial for oversight of day-to-day operations, similar to a corporate board of directors/Chief Operating Ofcer structure. Perry is a full-service city of approximately 7,500 residents with police and re departments, 14 parks, and utility services (water, sewer, gas, solid waste) extending beyond the city limits. We have approximately 80 employees and an annual budget of approximately $10 million. We are seeking an individual with vision and the proven abilities to implement that vision in an economically efcient manner with a minimum of ve years current senior management experience in business, government, or military organizations. At a minimum, a candidate will have experience in oversight of multiple departments led by middle managers who subsequently manage multiple individuals. A B.S. or higher degree in public or business administration, from a 4-year accredited U.S. college or university, or similar degree in management, engineering or related profession is a plus. Experience in strategic and emergency planning, and budgeting are a plus. The CAO/ CM must have their primary residence in Taylor County, FL within a reasonable period after employment. Perry offers an excellent compensation package, including salary consummate with experience, fully paid medical insurance premiums, available dental and vision plans, Florida Retirement System plus a 457(b) supplemental retirement including match, fully paid short and longterm disability coverage, paid holidays and vacations. The City of Perry is an Equal Opportunity/Afrmative Action/ ADA Employer/Drug Free Workplace. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, religion, or any other legally protected status. The City of Perry is a drug-free workplace. For more detailed information on the position and how to submit your qualications, please visit http://cityofperry.net/uploads/City_ Manager_Application_Package. pdf 5/25-5/30 COPIMMEDIATE 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) 584-7566. 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. 3/28-5/30EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: PART-TIME (4-6 HRS. PER WEEK) CHURCH TREASURER. Experienced in the use of standard accounting procedures and knowledge of Excel and MS Word (spreadsheets and word processing) and monthly reports. Call 584-7636 and leave a message. SJEC HELP WANTED: SEA HAG MARINA in Steinhatchee, FL. Seeking Ofce Assistant. Duties include: ling, data entry, processing inventory, answering phone AND assisting other ofce workers. Quickbooks experience is a plus. Full-time position. Applications are available in store. Each applicant needs to apply in person. 5/23-6/1 SHMBIG 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. 5/30 BT 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 BTJBS TIRE AND REPAIR is looking for an experienced tire technician. Must be mechanically inclined, computer literate and have a valid drivers license. Pay depending on experience, with benets. Minimum ve years experience. Apply in person, no phone calls. Corner of 19 and 98. 5/11-6/8 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION. Case No. 2018-280-CP In Re: The Estate of: JAMES MARTIN ELLISON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES MARTIN ELLISON, deceased, whose date of death was January 17, 2018; File Number 2018-280CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Taylor County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 32348. The name and address of the personal representative and his 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 has with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME 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 SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is: May 30, 2018. SMITH & ASSOCIATES ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A. MICHAEL S. SMITH Attorney for Personal Representative A-9 Taco Times May 30, 2018 Please see page 11

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A-11 Taco Times May 30, 2018 At the Booking Desk (Continued from page 9) Florida Bar No. 169621 P.O. Drawer 579 Perry, Florida 32348 Telephone: (850) 584-3812 Fax: (850) 584-7148 DIANNA HATHCOCK, Personal Representative for the Estate of JAMES MARTIN ELLISON, deceased. 5/30, 6/6IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE # 2018 179 CP IN RE: The Estate of LEROY ARNOLD MEYER Decedent. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LEROY ARNOLD MEYER, deceased, whose date of death was February 8, 2018, Case No.2018-179-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Taylor County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 32348. 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 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. Angela M. Ball, Personal Representative 615 N. Jefferson St. Perry, FL 32347 Leenette W. McMillan-Fredriksson Attorney at Law P.O. Box 1388 Mayo, FL 32066-1388 (386)294-1688 (386) 294-1689 (facsimile) FBN 075779 mcmillanlaw@windstream.net 5/23, 5/30 Notice is hereby given to TRAVIS STEPHEN SMITH unless payment is made on 1996 FORD EXPLORER VIN:1FMDU32X6TZA04891 for tow and storage charges on 05-22-2018. Vehicle will be auctioned on the 27th day of JUNE 2018 at 10 a.m. at Thomas Chevrolet 2128 S. Byron Butler Pkwy, Perry, FL (850)5846221 per F.S. 713.78 5/30 TDA 18-014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Tim Klace the holder of the following for a tax deed to be issued thereon. issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2014 Description of Property: Parcel Number R01910-200 Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northeast of Section 04 Township 03 Range 07 then run South 840.5 feet then run East 479.81 feet then run North 27 Degrees West along Road 935.10 feet then run West along section line 48.43 feet to the Point of Beginning Containing 5.09 acres, more or less. record 659, page 622. Name in which assessed: Kenneth Wayne Starling Said property being in the County of Taylor, State of Florida. Unless according to law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 25h day of June, 2018 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this 23rd day of May, 2018 Signature: Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13 TDA 18-009 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Capital One CLTRL Assignee of FIG 2222, LLC the holder of the following for a tax deed to be issued thereon. issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2016 Description of Property: Parcel Number R04674-000 Lots 1 & 2, Block 7 of the Homehaven Subdivision less right of way Wilson St. Containing 0.15 acres, more or record 380-527. Name in which assessed Ellie Cox Est. Said property being in the County of Taylor, State of Florida. Unless according to law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 18th day of June, 2018 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this 16th day of May, 2018 Signature: Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 TDA 18-008 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that CAZ CREEK HOLDINGS, LLC the holder of year of issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2016 Description of Property: Parcel Number R04957-418 Lot 18 Block 13 of A B McRae Subdivision. Containing .13 acres, more or less. Recorded in Taylor Name in which assessed: Annie Ruth Adams & Willie James Abercrombie Said property being in the County of Taylor, State of Florida. Unless according to law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 18th day of June, 2018 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this 14st day of May, 2018 Signature: Annie Ma e Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 TDA 18-011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Capital One CLTRL Assignee of FIG 2222, LLC the holder of the following for a tax deed to be issued thereon. issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2016 Description of Property: Parcel Number R05224-000 Commence at the Northwest corner of the Southeast of the Northwest then run East 395.5 feet to Point of Beginning then run East 95 feet then South 209.5 feet to North Boundary Live Oak Perry & Gulf Railroad Right of way then run Southwest along said boundary 105 feet then North 249 feet to Point of Beginning. Containing .60 acres MOL. Recorded in Taylor County Name in which assessed: William F. Strickland Estate 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 18th day of June, 2018 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this 16th day of May, 2018 Signature: A nnie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 TDA 18-012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that CAZ CREEK HOLDINGS, LLC the holder of year of issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2016 Description of Property: Parcel Number R06558-024 Commence at the Northeast corner of the Northeast1/4 of the Southeast South 88 degrees West 1306.13 feet to a point of Beginning then South 1332 feet then North 88 degrees East 974.04 feet then North 01 degrees East 30 feet then South 88 degrees West 646.95 feet then North 1303.54 feet then South 88 degrees West 326.75 feet to the point of beginning subject to Easements. Containing 10.00 acres, more or less. Recorded in Taylor Together with a double wide mobile home. Name in which assessed: Allen D. Weeks 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 18th day of June, 2018 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this 14st day of May, 2018 Signature: A nnie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 TDA 18-013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Tim Klace the holder of the following for a tax deed to be issued thereon. issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2012 Description of Property: Parcel Number R06415-660 Lot 2 Block I of Stricklands Landing Subdivision. Containing 7.02 acres, more or less. Recorded in Taylor Name in which assessed: Shannan Copen & William Allen Estate Said property being in the County of Taylor, State of Florida. Unless according to law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 25h day of June, 2018 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this 23rd day of May, 2018 Signature: Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13 TDA 18-010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Capital One CLTRL Assignee of FIG 2222, LLC the holder of the following for a tax deed to be issued thereon. issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2016 Description of Property: Parcel Number R08020-000 Commence at the Southeast corner of the Southwest of the Northeast then run West 130 feet for a Point of Beginning then West 100 feet then North 280 feet then East 100 feet then South 280 feet to Point Record 699-389 & 700-320 Name in which assessed: James R. II & Nakeesha A. Cannon 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 18th day of June, 2018 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this 16th day of May, 2018 Signature: A nnie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 TDA 18-007 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Capital One CLTRL Assignee of FIG 2222, LLC the holder of the following for a tax deed to be issued thereon. issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2016 Description of Property: Parcel Number R05953-050 Commence at the Northeast corner of Southeast of the Northeast of Section 02 Township 05 Range 07 then run South 485 feet for a Point of Beginning then continue South 625.87 feet then run West 660 feet then run North 624.57 feet then run East 660 feet to Point of Beginning. Containing 9.49 acres, more or less. 601 Together with Easements in Name in which assessed: Edouard & Marie-France Nerette Said property being in the County of Taylor, State of Florida. Unless according to law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 02th day of July, 2018 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this 30thmday of May, 2018 Signature: A nnie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20 TDA 18-015 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Tim Klace the holder of the following for a tax deed to be issued thereon. issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2014 Description of Property: Parcel Number R07214-054 Twin Rivers Preserve Tract 54 Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 31 Township 02 Range 08 then run East 1450.19 feet for a Point of Beginning then run East 854.36 feet then run South 860.5 feet then run South 77 degrees West 746.38 feet then run North 01 degrees West 307.37 feet then run North 22 degrees West 66.47 feet then run North 45 degrees West 245.99 feet then run North 12 degrees West 108.13 feet then run North 20 degrees East 196.12 feet then run North 13 degrees East205.97 feet to Point of Beginning Subject to Easements Containing 18.47 acres, more or less. Recorded page 488. Name in which assessed: All Peoples Development & Investments, LLC Said property being in the County of Taylor, State of Florida. Unless according to law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd day of July, 2018 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this 30th day of May, 2018 Signature: Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20 TDA 18-016 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Tim Klace the holder of the following for a tax deed to be issued thereon. issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2016 Description of Property: Parcel Number R09041-290 Tract 29 Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 06 then run East 5336.51 feet then run South 856.28 feet then run South 57 Degrees West 533.07 feet then run South 70 Degrees West 126.51 feet then run South 85 Degrees West 581.53 feet then run North 82 Degrees West 516.18 feet then run North 83 Degrees West 479.63 feet then run North 81 Degrees West 273.6 feet then run South 56 Degrees West 66.51 feet then run South 01 Degrees West 1225.3 feet then run South 429.18 feet then run South 02 Degrees West 643.26 feet then run South 2055.53 feet then run South 01 Degrees West 228.81 feet for a Point of Beginning then run South 88 Degrees East 933.34 feet then run South 21 Degrees West 857.94 feet then run North 88 Degrees West 1265.91 feet then run North 01 Degrees East 792.93 feet to Point of Beginning together with Easements Containing 20.01 acres, more or less. Recorded in page 921. Name in which assessed: Marie Saint Jour Said property being in the County of Taylor, State of Florida. Unless according to law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd day of July, 2018 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this 30th day of May, 2018 Signature: Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20 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 30: Joleen Annette Whitehead, 42, 345 Bradshaw Blvd., child abuse, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Steven Charles Smith, 46, 508 5th St. Steinhatchee, DUI alcohol or drugs, driving with license suspended, refusal to submit DUI test, Trp. Swindle, FHP. May 1: Katie J. Bright, 27, Inverness, transmit contraband into prison, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. Austin M. Fairo, 21, Colo., possession of drug paraphernalia, Ptl. Mitchell, PPD. Brenda Coxwell-Cameron, 58, 1578 Courtney Rd., possession of controlled substance, Ofcer Chafn. Aaron A. Cook, 30, no address given, resisting police ofcer without violence, attempting to ee/elude a police ofcer, Ofcer Chafn. Amber Gober, 31, 5257 US Hwy. 221 N., VOP, Ofcer Maiullo. Heather M. Woods, 26, Cedar Key, out of county warrant, Dep. Melvin, TCSO. Brandy L. Sparks, 37, Homasassa, knowingly driving with license suspended, Dep. Mitchell, TCSO. May 2: Darius Armand Robinson, Cross City, back for court, Ofcer Basch. May 3: Everett Michael Rossi, 28, Live Oak, out of county warrant, Ptl. Smith, PPD. Max Buxton, 36, 3372 E. Hwy. 27, VOP robbery with rearm, Sgt. Dorman, TCSO. Ronnie Hayes, 35, 1216 N. Jefferson St., VOP possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis. Jeremy Wayne Keen, 25, Mayo, FTA possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, FTA driving with license suspended, Sgt. Dorman, TCSO. Cacelia Mosley, 40, 179 Leon Ward Rd., VOP possession of controlled substance, VOP dealing in stolen property, Sgt. Dorman, TCSO. Calvin Johnson, 52, 116 Joann St., VOP possession of cocaine with intent to sell, Dep. Bell, TCSO. Savannah Marie Simmons, 26, 589 Hwy. 27, out of county warrant, Det. Norris, PPD. Phillipa Lynn Neal, 50, 306 Gordan St., Steinhatchee, domestic violence battery, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, introduction of contraband into detention facility. Tonya Ann Kinner, 42, 3250 N. James D. Smith Rd., FTA warrant, Dep. McKenzie, TCSO. May 5: Quental Lamar Harris, 34, 226 Pate St., VOP driving with license suspended or revoked, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. Cecil Cobb, 42, 905 E. Julia St., DUI, Ptl. Phelps, PPD. Chelsea Holden, 29, 5366 Hampton Springs Rd., knowingly driving with license suspended, possession of controlled substance without prescription, possession with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, Trp. Clement, FHP. Robert Murphy, 49, Quincy, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, possession of synthetic narcotic, Trp. Clement, FHP. Jessica Lundy Edwards, 37, 2140 Woods Creek Rd., VOP possession of controlled substance, VOP FTA, possession of drug paraphernalia, Ofcer Chafn. Joshua Chase Murphy, 29, 807 Westwood Dr., possession of controlled substance, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. Robert Allen Jenkins, 50, 3373 Clara Landry Ln., domestic battery, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. May 6: Kevin Howard Reed, 44, 1220 Stephensville Rd., Steinhatchee, FTA battery, Dep. Chewning, TCSO. Wanda Kay Parker, 44, Newberry, out of county warrant, Ofcer Chafn. May 8: Richard Mathis, 55, 415 5th St., Steinhatchee, VOP, Dep. Ericson, TCSO. Megan Massey, 28, 1525 Bernard Johnson Rd., out of county warrant, Ofcer Holmes. Amy Galbraith, 36, 115 Jenkins Rd., sentenced to three days in jail, Dep. Bell, TCSO. Anthony Ronald Winchester, 35, 215 Oakland Dr., capias, Sgt. Dorman, TCSO. The Forestry Company, headquartered in Perry, Florida, was recently million contract by Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners to manage the Cross Bar/Al Bar Under the Total Ecosystem Management Contract, The Forestry County will manage the Bar properties, including the Cross Bar Ranch and operated by Tampa Bay Pinellas County contracted with The Forestry Company to habitat for wildlife, such as the Florida Scrub Jay and report on the health of the wetlands for permit security and maintenance According to Michele Curtis, project manager for The Forestry Company, Were pleased to bring a to managing all of the resources associated with The Forestry Company to Pinellas County Commissioners recently contract, with expectations The Forestry Company will bring additional ideas to the project, to offset future county expenditures associated with managing the The Forestry Company in all phases of forest land management in Florida and Forestry Company awarded $3.1 million contract by Pinellas County

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A-12 Taco Times May 30, 2018 Taylor County High School (TCHS) is taking things outside in an innovative effort to teach students about the importance of sustainability, chemistry and the environment. TCHS, through a partnership with Duke Energy, recently completed construction of an outdoor classroom, complete with tilapia tanks, a vegetable garden, standing desks and solar panels. Every inch of the classroom is utilized to produce the most conducive learning space possible, TCHS Chemistry Teacher Jesika Curry explained. Eight solar panels were the last addition to the classroom, making the classroom completely selfsustainable. The solar panels will be used as part of an ongoing study to teach students about energy production. According to Curry, students can use their smart phones to monitor how much energy is being produced. The goal, Curry explained, is to produce enough energy to contribute to the TCHS main buildings energy consumption during the summer, when the classroom is not in use. The outdoor classroom is a good use of resources to teach us the wonders of sustainability and chemistry, said TCHS junior Caleb Fall. The outdoor classroom was funded by two STEM the classroom structure and tilapia tanks, with the second funding the solar panels. Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Commissioner Rick Swearingen recently honored FDLEs top performers at the departments annual awards ceremony on May 14, including Perry native Marcus Spradley. Members were recognized for their outstanding performances during 2017. In total, more than 200 members were nominated. It is always gratifying to look back on our FDLE members accomplishments, and last year was no exception, said Swearingen, who is also a native of Perry. While each nomination was unique, there was a common denominator -outstanding performance. It is a pleasure to recognize the winners of this years awards. Award winners included TCHS adds solar classroom Corporal Marcus Spradley of the Capitol Police, who was named Capitol Police This award recognizes contribution or series of contributions in support of the goals of the Capitol Police. In 2017, Corporal Spradley was selected to be the training coordinator. In addition to this new position and his previous responsibilities of being a selected as a new member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team. Spradley took his new assignments in stride, with gusto, and has spent many hours this past year teaching out of the classroom, the FDLE nomination stated. Whats sweet and tangy and has a hard time surviving cold winters? A Florida orange. A Cold Tolerant Citrus Production Workshop will be held Saturday, June 2, beginning at 8:30 a.m. to teach Florida citrus producers how to keep their fruit alive and sweet during unpredictable winters. e workshop will be held at Forest Capital Hall (203 Forest Park Dr.). Participants are asked to register online at http://tinyurl.com/ ColdTolerantCitrus and pay the $25 registration fee. For more information, contact Clay Olson at (850) 838-3508 or cbolson@u. edu. Cold Tolerant Citrus Workshop June 2