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Taylor County times
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By AARON PORTWOO D Publisher New Iron Horse Mud Ranch owners Todd and Kari Larson have a vision. The hard-working, husband-and-wife business owners from small town Iowa are in the process of transforming the sprawling 520-acre Taylor County property into a safe and entertaining offroad theme park, featuring fun for families from all over the country. My vision is for this to be like a destination resort the Disneyland of mud parks -offering something for kids, parents, husbands, wives and even grandparents, Todd said. We want it to be very kidand family-friendly, with a playground, beach and swimming area, stocked shing ponds, campground and cabins, Todd said. We want to reach out to the local Boys & Girls Club, Boys Scouts and other organizations to hold Easter egg hunts, youth shing tournaments and other community events here, Kari said. We want to involve local youth by letting them come out to hold fundraisers here and see and ride in the trucks before events. People can come and have fun, even if they are not into rip-roaring around in mud trucks, because there are other things they can do. We will have cabins for families to stay in, electric hook-ups for RVs and a general supply store with stuff you may have forgotten to bring, Todd added. We have all kinds of ideas and visions of what this will eventually be, his wife, Kari, chimed in. We plan to hold ve events a year two Trucks Gone Wild (TGW) events, a Jeep Jamboree, an ATV/ UTV-only event and one private event. This will attract people from all over the country and even the world, Todd explained. We already have people planning to visit from other countries, including Canada and Germany, Todd added. First, it will be safe. We have added structure and new rules. It will not be a free-for-all, Todd said. We feel things should be done a little differently and have decided to make some changes. One change includes no driving in the park after dark. Instead, park patrons will move around using Iron Horse shuttle buses outtted with LED lights, racks for coolers and speakers playing music running constantly between camping areas, the main stage and new tug pad. We are making it safer, while making sure everyone still has a good time, Kari said. In addition to making the park safer, one of the rst decisions the new owners made was to move the date of its biggest event of the year one week earlier so it does not fall on the same weekend as the Florida Forest Festival (Oct. 27). It is just better for everyone involved local motels, restaurants and other businesses, for us, the festival and law enforcement -not to have both big events on the same weekend, Todd said. We have put a lot of work into making safety our top priority, Todd said. We have installed security booths all over the park that will be staffed 24 hours a day during events. We will have three tiers of security: our own park staff, then a private outside security company and nally local law enforcement ofcers. Iron Horses new additions include: playground area for kids. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 50 One Section 55th year, No. 23 Wednesday June 6, 2018 Index Living . ..................... A-4 Religion . ................. A-6 Sports . ................... A-8 Classieds . ............ A-9 Community . ......... A-10 Weather Wednesday40%87 72 89 70 40% Thursday Mayor David Sullivan Sullivan will not seek re-election Mayor David Sullivan announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election to the Perry City Council, ling with Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland to withdraw his candidacy. I would like to thank the citizens of city District 5 for their condence in selecting me to represent them on the city council these past four years. It has been a very challenging and demanding experience. I have grown as a person and have grown in my walk as a Christian. I believe we as a council have been fruitful in city endeavors and have been faithful to the task of representing our citizens well. There are many future challenging opportunities that the city will encounter as it goes forward and I know that its leadership will face them head on, Sullivan said. After much prayer and counsel, I have decided it is in my familys best interest not to run for city council this election term. I need to give more focus to my family and be the man God called me to be. I need to be a better father to my little girl, Kate, and give her the time she deserves from me. Life is precious and none of us is guaranteed tomorrow. I could have lost my wife these past couple of years in her ght with cancer, but in Gods providence, He healed her and we are so blessed. My priorities have changed and my perceptions are much clearer. Although I may not be running for election this year, I want you to know that I will give my best efforts and do everything I can to nish this year well for my hometown. It has been an honor to serve as your mayor, Sullivan said. Sullivan was elected to the Perry City Council in 2014, defeating Tonya Holton 206 (60 percent) to 132 (39 percent). He is currently in his second, one-year term as mayor. The qualifying deadline for city candidates is noon, Monday, June 18. (Please see related story below.) Iron Horse Mud Ranch A new day dawning at New Iron Horse Mud Ranch owners Todd and Kari Larson own and operate year.Please see page 2Two-time candidate Tonya B. Holton led Monday to make a third bid for a Perry City Council seat, one day before Mayor David Sullivan announced he is no longer running for re-election. Holton led to run for the District 5 seat currently held by Sullivan, who ofcially notied Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland Tuesday of his intent to withdraw from the race (see related story above). With Sullivan exiting the race, Holton is currently unopposed in her bid to succeed him in ofce. Holton is the rst local candidate to le to run since the period to qualify through the petition method ended. Currently, anyone wishing to qualify for a local race must pay the qualifying fee, which is based on a percentage of the seats salary. For partisan races, such as county commission, it is six percent of the annual salary ($1849.50), while for non-partisan races, such as the Taylor County School Board, it is four percent of the annual salary ($1,083.16). The Perry City Councils fee is calculated differently, consisting of $25 plus a onepercent election assessment, totaling $115.25. There is also an additional one percent election assessment that city candidates must pay as required by the Florida Elections Commission, although if candidates cannot afford this assessment, they can provide a sworn statement attesting to such. The qualifying fee for the Soil & Water Conservation District is $25. Those wishing to run for a city race have less than two weeks to le and complete their paperwork, while county-level candidates have a few more days. City candidates must complete all paperwork necessary no later than noon on Monday, June 18. For county candidates, however, the ofcial qualifying period begins at noon on Monday, June 18, and will end at noon on Friday, June 22. There is a 14-day period in which qualifying ofcers may accept qualifying papers for statewide, multi-county, county and district candidates to be processed and led during the qualifying Sullivan withdraws, Holton les to run for council seat Please see page 5 By CAITLYN BURCHETT Contributing Writer Dressed in an orange jumpsuit nearly too large for his slight frame, and wearing handcuffs around his wrists and ankles, Douglas Mihal appeared before Circuit Court Judge Greg Parker again on Monday -this time asking for a second chance at sentencing. In 2016, Mihal and co-defendant Oriana Forsythe were arrested and charged with the premeditated murder of Steinhatchee resident Aaron Tappe -a charge that carried a life sentence if found guilty. On March 5, 2018, Mihal entered a plea deal, offering his honest testimony against Forsythe in return for the lesser charge of second-degree murder and 30 years in prison. Mihal pleaded no contest to second-degree murder with a rearm, tampering with evidence, grand theft III and grand theft of a rearm. However, within 30 days of his sentencing, Milhal Please see page 5Buyers RemorseMurder suspect seeks to withdraw plea deal


A-2 Taco Times June 6, 2018 surrounding a family swimming area with bigscreen plasma television so kids and parents can wade, swim, oat or paddleboat around while watching movies or listening to music, while others members of the family play in the mud or ride the trails. island-style tiki huts that provide shade while overlooking the family beach area. course (consisting of skidder tires and pine logs chained together) for monster trucks and Jeeps, as well as new hills, ramps and jumps in the mega truck freestyle competition area in addition to separate marsh pond bog areas for small and large trucks. watch all of the truck play areas from behind a protective wall of freshly pressure washed and painted concrete barricades. line interior roads to provide a safe pedestrian area for those walking from one area of the park to another, while sides rumble past. pad constructed in front of the main stage, complete with speakers and tv monitors. wash-down areas and huge Kodex (shipping container) storage boxes customized to double as personal showers. and colorful custom lighting. station. the park. improved limerock roads and millings spread in high of palm trees and other landscaping to provide a more traditional Florida appearance. We live 22 hours away, and when we got here and saw all of these oak trees and pines, we thought we needed some palm trees planted palms everywhere. In addition to landscaping, the Larsons have put their personal touch on the park, with lots of colorful lighting and eye-catching sculptures personally-designed and himself. We will have different areas for different people, for families. We are we will construct picnic areas, and we will eventually construct private showers and bathrooms. Currently, Iron Horse contracts with outside companies to provide a trailer containing showers, portable restrooms and meals during events. Small-Town Couple Own Multiple Businesses both born and raised in Oelwein, Iowa, where they a large-scale nationwide plant relocation company specializing in removing, custom crating, transporting and re-installing all types of manufacturing, industrial and food processing equipment. I run multiple businesses, but I have spent the last three months here working on this place because it is centered around high horsepower, considering his favorite hobbies over the years have included drag racing, drag boat and offshore powerboat racing. It was their son Jake who but that soon turned into a clan now includes three Kari also care for two young granddaughters. TSR Performance & Horsepower Village Motto is Go Big or Go Home has built numerous mega trucks (Big Guns 1, Big attended hundreds of events at dozens of offroad parks across the country over the past 20 years. mud bogging groups in they take their Go Big or Go Home motto seriously, traveling in a caravan of up Signs located throughout the property remind visitors of new family-friendly rules that will be enforced at events. Todd Larson not only has a passion for speed creative side with huge metal fabricated works of art -with colorful lighting -on display around the property. Please see page 3 MUD RANCH Continued from page 1 the trucks that will compete in a battle of horsepower and torque.Owners plan to Go Big or Go Home


to 10 to 15 high-horsepower trucks, a 14-member support staff and nine NASCARstyle semi-truck haulers. Once they arrive, TSRs haulers transform into a Horsepower Village camp, including a private bar and party area, complete with unique tables, custombuilt bar stools, a stereo sound system and big-screen televisions surrounded by custom-built TSR mega trucks. We really got into it big time about ve or six years ago, around the same time we started attending mud bogs at Iron Horse, Todd said. We love Florida, but never thought about buying a park, but we did consider buying some property here near the coast because we thought it would be a good area to retire someday. While we meet great people everywhere we go in this sport, everyone we met here were good people with great morals and values that we share, Todd said. I got a call while I was working at a plant in Chicago last year. Shannon, the prior owner of Iron Horse, called to let me know they were not going to have their bog in October. Later on I learned he wanted to sell, so I talked to Kari and the rest of our family, and we decided to buy it so we could keep it as a bogging event. The Larsons described as down-to-earth and salt-of-the-earth people by locals who have met them during their brief time in Taylor County purchased the 520-acre mud park around Christmas 2017. It is a funny story. We came here to sign the paperwork along with a friend from Orlando and his wife and kids. We were at the property talking about all of our plans, and by the time we realized how hungry we were it was 9 p.m. We soon realized nothing is open on Christmas day at 9 p.m. We sent the girls into town, and all they could nd were Ramen noodle cups from a gas station, Todd said. So we we sat around eating peanut butter sandwiches and Ramen noodles using measuring spoons because there was no silverware here, Kari laughs. Looking to the Future All of this will take time. I hope the locals and the mud bogging community will embrace these changes. I hope the community is patient and gives us some time to implement the new rules. We cant do everything immediately. We have big plans, but it will take time. Those big plans include a separate RV area complete with water, electric and sewer hookups for those who want to camp in comfort while attending events, as well as a convenience store/general store stocked with essential supplies and toiletries. We put on our rst event this past March and started implementing and enforcing our new rules. We had no incidents, accidents or injuries, no arrests, no one went to jail, there were no medical calls except one person who ran out of their medication, Todd said. We held up one guy at the gate because we felt he may have needed a place to take a nap, so he slept it off and was ne the next morning, Kari said. It is going to be safe and secure, kidand familyfriendly. I want to give people options and multiple things to do. I want to get not just dads in the gate, but mom and the kids too, Todd said. When you go to a football game, NASCAR race or a concert, you buy a ticket for $50, and you are restricted to a certain spot or a seat. There are rules and security there to enforce those rules. You cant just do anything you want. But, at a football game, the guy seated next to you may be a rude, obnoxious, drunk jerk, and you have no options, Todd said. Here you will have options. You can move to another area of the park instead of being stuck there next to him the whole time. I have earned a lot of respect within the mud bogging community over the years. The regulars that come to these type of events from all over the country dont want to get yelled at by me...they dont want to tick me off, so they will not be a problem. The hardest thing we have to overcome is public perception. Having everyone who attends help us by self-policing themselves and their neighbors will be key. When a reporter stopped by for an interview, Todd and Kari were personally working on the new beach area and tiki huts. The Larsons credit much of the parks improvements to their local Mr. Do-ItAll Henry Lee, who owns property adjacent to Iron Horse. He has been a big help actually a God-send, Kari said. After escorting visitors in, Lee stayed busy maintaining the grounds, while Jake Larson and family friends and employees, Keegan and Lindsey McNally were busy carrying out the Iron Horse facelift -installing fencing, pressure washing and painting. The Larsons are making a point of doing business with as many local companies as possible, mentioning several by name. Super Bog set for Oct. 18-21 Iron Horse will hold its next big Super Bog event Home of the World Freestyle Championship -on October 18-21, one week before the annual Florida Forest Festival. This place was gonna be gone. We are putting a lot of time, effort and money into it. There will be no ghting, no drugs, no night riding and no unsafe activities. This place will be shut down and just be turned into my back yard before it reects badly on my name, Todd stated. We are bouncing back and forth between here and our home and business in Iowa, but we are planning to build a home here hopefully by the end of the year, Todd said. Our plan is to retire here. If all of our plans go well, that will be great. If not, I will have the baddest backyard in the world, Todd laughed. A-3 Taco Times June 6, 2018 GO BIG OR GO HOME Continued from page 2 Security booths are now located throughout the park during events. visitors see when they arrive at Iron Horse Mud Ranch, which has new park. Venue will be family-friendly


A-4 Taco Times June 6, 2018 Living The Foley Cellulose Community Advisory Council held its quarterly meeting at New Brooklyn Baptist Church in May. The council includes volunteers from different areas within the Taylor County community who meet to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern with the Foley Cellulose mill. The council meetings provide an open forum for regular communication and the council meetings are held at alternate locations within the Taylor County Community, Foley Public Affairs Manager Scott Mixon said. At the May meeting, Mixon and Jennifer Harper, Foley environmental engineer, gave an update on the Fenholloway Water Quality Project and major investment projects at the Foley Cellulose mill. In addition, council members discussed the various needs of youth in the Taylor County community. I want to thank all of the volunteers who serve on the Community Advisory Council, Mixon said. Foley Cellulose established the Community Advisory Council to maintain regular communication with the community where we operate and live. It is our intention to have a meeting environment that allows for an open forum, where all participants can speak freely on issues associated with Foley Cellulose mill and this community. Volunteers attending the May meeting of the Foley Cellulose Community Advisory Council included: (front, l to r) Johnny Mack Brown, the Rev. Donald McBride, Flora Woodfaulk, Perry City Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton, Jennifer Harper, and Mike Thompson; (back row, l to r) Eric Scott, County Commissioner Steve Spradley, Buddy Lee, William Rollings, Sylvester Jones and Willie Gent. Advisory Council considers needs of local youthThe following Taylor County students were named to Aucilla Christian Academys fourth nineweek honor roll for the 2017-18 school year: Kindergarten/All Es : Charlotte Walker, Beau Bethea and Mason Grambling. First grade, All As : Emma Agner and Hudson Mills. First grade, A/B: Lauren Moody and Gracelyn Morgan. Second grade, All As : Bailey Fletcher. Second grade, A/B: Brayden French. Third grade, All As: Cadie Agner. Third grade, A/B: Matthew Hughes, Kamrynn Johnson, Luke Kimmell, Bo Rutledge and Jacob Vickers. Fourth grade, A/B : Georgia Lindsey, Bryson ACA announces nal honor roll for 2017-18 Please see page 7


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A-6 Taco Times June 6, 2018 Religion By CODY MCNEESE There is nothing more exciting than seeing a person being transformed by Christ. A life changed from dead works to serving the living God is a spectacle to behold and a blessing to be a part of. But, I fear if we are not careful in our zeal to see the lost saved, we may be guilty of sending a false message. James is a powerful book of the Bible that helps keep us grounded in true faith and our eyes xed on what true salvation looks like. For example, James 2:19-21 says: You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justied by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? What is James saying? He is saying that expressing a belief in God does not always constitute a salvation experience, and he uses the example of Abraham to prove his argument. What if, as a pastor, I was approached by a person who has been attending my church perfect attendance in fact for a long period of time? This person comes to me and says, Pastor, I want to be a member of your church. I respond, Ok, then lets talk about what you believe. Do you believe Jesus is the Son of God? He responds, Yes, pastor. I believe Jesus is the Son of God! Do you believe Jesus arose from the grave and ascended into heaven? I ask. He responds, Yes, pastor. I believe Jesus arose from the grave and ascended into heaven, and if I become a member of this church I will actively work and serve in this body faithfully. My response would be, That sounds great. Works are much needed in the body of Christ. But, if I stopped there I would be doing a disservice to my little church! I have yet one question to ask. If I dont ask this one additional question and accept this person based on their answers above only, do you realize I could be inviting the devil himself to join my church? Of course, I say this hypothetically, although Satan is at work in churches all over the world today just as much as devout Christians are. But, examine the questions and answers above. Does Satan believe Jesus is the Son of God? Of course he does! When Jesus met the man lled with demons called Legion (Matthew 8:29), the demons cried out, What do you have to do with us, Son of God? Did you come here before the time to torment us? Does the devil know Jesus arose from the dead? Of course he knows! Does he believe Jesus ascended into heaven? Satan has more than just blind faith...he has actually seen these things! My point is, hypothetically, if I had the same conversation with the devil himself disguised as an eager new church member, and if I do not pose one more question, he would get in. So what is the question? Well, look at James 2:21. Was not Abraham our father justied by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Why did he bring this up about Abraham? I can just imagine being asked, Preacher, are you going to say that in order to join your church a person has to prove his faith by works? My answer is NO. Abraham was not counted righteous and faithful because he offered his son Isaac to the Lord as a burnt offering. He was already counted as righteous before he ever did this. Where? In Genesis 15:6 And he believed the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness. You see, Abraham was already righteous because he believed God. The act of offering Isaac was simply the obedience of a man already submitted to Gods authority. Thats why James said faith without works is dead. So what does that have to do with being saved? When the Bible says Abraham believed God, it is not saying he believed God existed. It is saying he trusted that God was the Lord of all and had the power to do anything he promised to do. And, because of that belief, Abraham submitted to the lordship of God Almighty. In that submission he was willing to do anything God commanded. That is what it means to believe God! Not simply a belief in an event or even in the existence of the person of Jesus Christ. It is the full and total submission to his absolute lordship over your life and a willingness to obey him no matter what. The question I would ask that hypothetical new church member after all the others would be: Do you submit to the lordship of Jesus Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords? Is He your King? To that Satan would have to respond, No! Never would I submit to Jesus Authoritynever! To be truly saved means you are fully trusting that Jesus is who He says He is, but also that He and He alone is your hope of salvation. That He is King of your life, meaning you have given Him the authority to rule over every aspect of your life and you trust Him to keep you safe in the hollow of His hand until the day of his return! Cody McNeese serves as pastor and elder at St. Johns Christian Fellowship located at 6050 Puckett Road. 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 True faith or false hope?Summer is ofcially underway and so are Vacation Bible Schools being hosted by churches across the county: Athena Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School, A Quest for Forever, this 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 grades kindergarten through eighth are invited. 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. Vacation Bible School is planned June 12-14 at First Presbyterian Church, 310 Plantation Road. Director Janece Campbell cordially invites children to Paradise where the Fruits of the Spirit will be taught. Classes are planned from 9 a.m. until noon for students in this age bracket: rising pre-K through rising fth graders. Campbell extends an invitation to all: Come join us Tuesday -no sign-up needed. Obituaries It is with great sadness that the family of John Pharo Morgan Jr. announces his passing on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the age of 80. John was born Dec. 3, 1937, in Perry, to Pharo and Cedron (OQuinn) Morgan. He often spoke of growing up on the Fenholloway River. He graduated in 1957 from Taylor County High School and received his bachelors degree from Valdosta State University. John served four years in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1964. He spent more than 30 years in St. Petersburg, working as a real estate appraiser. John spent his last few years in Perry, enjoying the outdoors. He will be lovingly remembered by: his son, John (Lisa) Morgan; his brother, Ronald (Peggy) Morgan; and his sister, June Morgan. John will also be fondly remembered by numerous relatives, friends and neighbors.Vera Mae Vaughn, 74, died June 5, 2018, in Tallahassee. Vera was born Dec. 19, 1943, in Kinard, Fla., to Ashley Dock Armstrong and Mary Louise Blair Armstrong. Vera was of the Holiness faith and was a member of The Church of God. She was a minister for more than 50 years. Vera was preceded in death by: her parents, Ashley Dock Armstrong and Mary Louise Blair, and L. D. and Eunice Blair; her husband, Jack Vaughn; her son, Junior Vaughn; her four brothers, Dowling (Chick), Rex and Mikey Blair and John ONeal; and her three sisters, Carolyn Bretz, Lorraine ONeal and Jo Christensen. Vera is survived by: her daughter, Kathy Sturdivant; her sons, John, Ronnie, Chris and Cody Vaughn and Michael Paul; her brothers, Donnie and Jimmy Blair, James ONeal and Wayne Bretz; and her sisters, Syble Palmer, Janice Blair, Pattie Mathis and Barbara Wallace; as a well as a host of nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 8, at 4 p.m. at The Church of God with the Rev. Syble Palmer ofciating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Burns Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Perry. Friends may sign the online guest book at www. joepburnsfuneralhomes. com. William Monroe, 33, died June 4, 2018. Graveside services will be held Sunday, June 10, at 2:30 p.m. at Springhill Cemetery. Lighthouse Revival Center will host its fourth annual Empowerment & Impartation Service Friday, June 8, starting at 7 p.m. The event is being sponsored by Power of the Cross Ministry and will feature guest speaker Pastor Randolph Pate. All children of God should come and join, in one accord, expecting to receive empowerment from God, Bishop Dennis Nobles said. The revival center is located at 808 Granger Drive. Lighthouse Revival Center to hold 4th empowerment, impartation service Friday New classes start SundayTaylor County men and boys are invited to a special program at Live Oak Church of God Saturday, June 16, starting at 7 p.m. Speaker David Ring will share the message Iron Sharpens Iron. Ring will speak June 16 Vera Mae Vaughn


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EF 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 A 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 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 HELP WANTEDIMMEDIATE 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 or fax resume to (850) 584-7566. Please do not call. JJSERVICE TECH-INSTALLERHELPER Valid DL and Drug Screening. Applications accepted at 520 W. Hampton Springs Ave. ARA JBS 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 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.   or in the lobby of the County Annex. Applicants must apply through Career Source. Taylor County is an EEO employer. Roll Off Site Attendant Call In. Engineer Full-Time. Boat Ramp Attendant Seasonal Part-Time. Mosquito Control Driver Seasonal Part-Time. TCBCC NORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Madison FL: PT Truck Driving Instructor; Chemistry Instructor; Coordinator of Recruitment; English Instructor. See for details. 6/6-6/22 NFCCIN 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 Perry, Florida 32348 Telephone: (850) 584-3812 DIANNA HATHCOCK, Personal Representative for the Estate of JAMES MARTIN ELLISON, deceased Notice is hereby given to MICHAEL NEAL JONES unless Vehicle will be auctioned on the 10th day of JULY 2018 at 10 a.m. at Thomas Chevrolet 2128 S. Byron Butler Pkwy, Perry,FL (850)584 TDA 18-014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Tim Klace the holder of the following description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2014 Description of Property: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northeast of Section 04 Township 03 Range 07 then run South then run North 27 Degrees West West along section line 48.43 feet to the Point of Beginning Containing 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 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 description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Description of Property: Lots 1 & 2, Block 7 of the Homehaven Subdivision less right of way Wilson St. Containing 0.15 acres, more record 380-527. 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. Signature: Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 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: Description of Property: 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 Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 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 description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Description of Property: Parcel Number R05224-000 Commence at the Northwest corner of the Southeast of the Northwest Live Oak Perry & Gulf Railroad Right of way then run Southwest along said boundary 105 feet then North 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. Signature: Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida 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: Description of Property: Commence at the Northeast corner of the Northeast1/4 of the Southeast to a point of Beginning then South 1332 feet then North 88 degrees East East 30 feet then South 88 degrees feet then South 88 degrees West subject to Easements. Containing 10.00 acres, more or less. Recorded 178 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: Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida TDA 18-013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Tim Klace the holder of the following description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2012 Description of Property: 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 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 A-9 Taco Times June 6, 2018 Please see page 11


A-10 Taco Times June 6, 2018 Community A-10 Perry News-Herald April 13-14, 2018 Scallop Workshop 6 p.m. Steinhatchee Comm. Center June Community Calendar Lakeside Baptist Church and Salem Baptist Church VBS June 3-8 New Mt. Zion Church VBS June 5-7 Athena Baptist Church VBS June 10-14 Crosspoint Baptist Church VBS June 11-25 First Presbyterian Church VBS June 12-14 Calvary Baptist Church, First Baptist Church and New Home Baptist Church VBS June 24-28 Summer Safety Expo 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Perry Elks Lodge Scallop Seminar 7 p.m. Steinhatchee Comm. Center $5 Bag Sale 10 a.m. 5 p.m. (1409 S. Jefferson St.) Second Chance Thrift Store All new items! Fathers Day Little Miss Red, White and Blue pageant 6 p.m., Forest Capital Hall Hearts for Hometown Dogs Online Auction Humane Society Dog Wash 9 a.m. 2 p.m. (1409 S. Jefferson St.) Second Chance Thrift Store $5 Bag Sale 9 a.m. 2 p.m. (1409 S. Jefferson St.) Second Chance Thrift Store First Day of Summer ~ Party with a Purpose ~ Four-Legged Food Drive Bidding was at times fast and furious Friday, June 1, at the annual Taylor 2018 Taylor Made Sing & Auction Parrotheads in Perry-dise is celebrating the start of summer by holding a Four Legged Food Drive for their furry friends at the Taylor County Animal Shelter. For this initial drive, we are focusing on collecting dry dog food. Donations may be dropped off at Advanced Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (located at 520 West Hampton Springs Ave.), Parrothead Captain Gina Jolley said. Parrotheads in Perry-dise is a social club that enjoys tropical music and raising money for local community organizations. The clubs motto is Party with a Purpose. The animal shelter currently has some 41 dogs in its care. Hearts for Hometown Dogs, which works to place local shelter dogs and cats with no-kill rescues, reports that in the rst quarter of 2018, the shelter intake was 147 dogs and 90 cats. Of those, 84 dogs and 51 cats were transferred to rescues; 46 dogs and one cat were returned to their owners; and four dogs and 12 cats were adopted. Donations of dry dog food sought


On Thursday, May 24, the students of Perry Primary School (PPS) dazzled audiences during their Spring Sing. The Spring Sing concert is a highlight for many of our children, offering them a chance to showcase their abilities on the big stage, PPS music teacher Adeena Stading said. Stading informed the parents and other guests that the students had been working throughout the semester on the concert. The students studied the evolution of music in America. They learned Sea Chanties, spirituals, jazz and more. The children also continued learning about rhythm, team work and dynamics. To highlight their studies, each pod performed a number of songs. Kindergarten learned three songs: Baba La Gumba La, Charlie Over the Ocean and This Little Light of Mine. First and second graders Students sang: Baba La Gumba La, Epoi Tai Tai E, Wade In The Water, Follow The Drinking Gourd and Swing Low. Students also played Cant Stop This Feelin on their bucket drums. A-11 Taco Times June 6, 2018 At the Booking Desk (Continued from page 9) TDA 18-007 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TDA 18-015 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TDA 18-016 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED The City of Perry requests proposals You can now include a PICTURE with your classied ad! Only $10 per run! Call (850) 584-5513 to place your ad today! North Carolina Company donates $10,000 to BBTCThe Electrical and Instrumentation program at Big Bend Technical College (BBTC) recently received a $10,000 facelift, thanks to Carolina Training Associates (CTA). Brothers Marshall and Michael Millican donated and installed $10,000 worth of Mecatronics engineering training equipment to the BBTC program on May 15, as part of an effort to give back to their hometown. Both brothers are Taylor County High School graduates, but have since moved to North Carolina, where Marshall owns CTA and Michael works with him as a service and training engineer. Marshall and I are opportunity to be involved with this project in our hometown, Michael said. to give back to the (Taylor County) community. According to Marshall, the equipment will be used for automation training. Limited resources is an issue for small town schools like this, Marshall said. It was just an opportunity for us to come home and share some of the technology available with the local school system that we grew up in. In equipment and training Scalloping season is almost here! There will be a Safe Scallop Shucking workshop for scallop cleaners and local businesses today, (Wednesday), at 6 p.m. at the Steinhatchee Community Center. Topics covered will include: scalloping in Taylor County economic county regulation for scallop cleaners and food manipulation best practices for scallop cleaners. For more information, contact Victor Blanco at (850) 838-3508 or Safe Scallop Shucking workshop today, 6 p.m. Perry Primary School students dazzle audience in Spring SingPerry Primary School students performed a number of songs during Spring Sing May 24. In addition to singing, students played Cant Stop This Feelin on bucket drums. Poppell and Lynn Reunions The Poppell and Lynn families have combined their annual reunions. The reunions will be held this Saturday, June 9, in the Taylor County Senior Center cafeteria (800 W. Ash St.). Family members and friends are encouraged to gather around 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12 noon. Organizers ask that guests please bring their favorite food and beverages to share. Paper goods will be furnished. For more information, call 584-2301, 584-4161 or 584-4434. The Perry Lady Elks are hosting a Summer Safety Perry Elks Lodge on Puckett Road. Admission is free, and activities will include bicycle giveaways, free car seat inspections, summer boating safety tips, free bicycle helmets and bicycle rodeo. Children will be vehicles will be parked on site. Refreshments will also be served. Free bicycle helmets! 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. May 9: Anthony Davis, 26, 504 W. Willow St., burglary, domestic battery, Sgt. Young, TCSO. Jerry Nelson Hopkins, 24, 709 W. Church St., Apt. 206, possession of undersize redsh, possession over bag limit red drum, Sgt. Woods, TCSO. Keivon Mason, 27, Tallahassee, knowingly driving with license suspended, Ptl. Chafn, PPD. Joshuah Poisel, 43, 5053 Woods Creek Rd., VOP possession of rearm by convicted felon, VOP possession of ammo by convicted felon, resist/obstruct/ oppose police ofcer without violence, Dep. Sumrall, TCSO. Darius Robinson, 29, 1155 Pinecrest Rd., driving with license suspended, Ptl. Cannon, PPD. Ralph Juneau, 36, 602 1-B 2nd Ave. N. Steinhatchee, FTA driving with license suspended, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. May 10: Sherri Grambling, 44, 714 Roys Rd., VOP, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. Jeffery Dale Thomley Jr., 29, 614 W. Julia St., possession of methamphetamine, Ptl. Chafn, PPD. Elizabeth Moore, 30, 315 E. Maurice Linton Rd., battery, assault on law enforcement ofcer, resisting law enforcement ofcer with violence, disorderly conduct, Ptl. Chafn, PPD. Christoper M. Gibb, 24, Indiana, FTA pretrial, Capt. Franklin, PPD. Jessika Prevatt, 20, 502 E. Bacon St., possession of controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, no valid drivers license, Ptl. Mitchell, PPD. Barry Long, 32, Keystone Heights, FTA, Dep. Thigpen, TCSO. Carlton Hines-Sell, 27, 500 S. Warner Ave., domestic battery by strangulation, Ptl. Arnold, PPD. Scott Donathan West, 32, no address given, trespassing, Dep. Vickers, TCSO. May 12: Thomas Craft, 41, 115 Jenkins Rd., sentenced to one day in county jail, Judge Blue. Ryan Leon Arieux, 22, 1112 S. Orange St., simple battery/ dating violence, Ptl. Smith, PPD. Jasmine Brianna Bacchus, 21, St. Petersburg, possession of greater than 20 grams cannabis, introduction of contraband into detention facility, Capt. Franklin, PPD. Brian Kalishek, 57, 1334 Jr. Howell Rd., Steinhatchee, domestic violence/battery, Dep. Ericson, TCSO. May 14: Denvil Steven Cook, 27, 122 Pine Tree Rd., domestic battery, criminal mischief less than $200, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. Teresa Yvette Alexander, 44, Madison, DUI, Trp. Swindle, FHP. Patrick Lemuel Bass, 51, 2946 Dorman Rd., resisting ofcer without violence, warrant arrest, FTA, Sgt. Hayden, TCSO. May 16: Mack Burrell, 34, 107 N. Beverly St., VOP, Ptl. Cephus, PPD.