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Taco times
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Taylor County times
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Perry, FL
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Description based on: 22nd year, no. 27 (Apr. 11, 1984).

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Index Living . ..................... A-5 Religion . ................. A-7 Sports . ................... A-8 Classieds . ............ A-9 Community . .......... A-10 Weather Wednesday20%94 73 92 73 20% Thursday Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1963 50 One Section 55th year, No. 28 Wednesday July 11, 2018 Paradise lost Clifford Cliff Kirk, 60, whose wife, Linda, was born and raised in Taylor County, died Tuesday morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., after he was shot in the head during a July 5 home invasion at his residence in Belize. Linda Kirk is a Taylor County High School graduate and the daughter of longtime Perry Newspapers employee Lillie (Marvin) Odom. She has numerous other local relatives, including sister and brotherin-law Marilyn and David Culpepper, nieces Jan Anderson and Diane Gunter and great-niece Janece Campbell. In recent years, Cliff and Linda Kirk have opened the doors of their postcard-perfect Ambergris Caye home to dozens of Taylor County friends and family members who have vacationed at the remote Casa Brisa by the Sea which is accessible only by boat. The home they designed and constructed themselves -located about 10 miles north of the town of San Pedro -was the scene of a violent attack last Thursday. Police have arrested and charged three men: Christian Espat (a 22-year-old San Pedro, Belize sherman), Nigel Williams (a 25-yearold, self-employed Belizean of San Mateo) and a 16-yearold Belizean minor of San Mateo. Each was jointly charge with aggravated burglary, attempted murder, dangerous harm and use of deadly means. According to Kirks brother-in-law David Culpepper of Perry, four masked men on jet skis carried out the violent attack on Kirk, who is well-known and respected on the tiny island -measuring just one mile wide and 25 miles long -located off the coast of Belize. Four guys came up wanting gas for their jet skis, which was not uncommon. Please see page 2 Emergency management now under TCSO control Under the terms of an inter-local agreement approved by county commissioners at their July 2 meeting, Taylor County Sheriff Wayne Padgett has ofcially assumed responsibility for managing the countys Division of Emergency Management. According to the agreement, which took effect July 1, the county desires to transfer, and the sheriff agrees to accept, the job, duties, functions and equipment of the Taylor County Division of Emergency Management. We tried to draw it up so that it is readable and easy to understand, County Attorney Conrad Bishop told commissioners. Bishop reviewed several changes made to paragraphs 1, 4 and 5 of the agreement, including a change to the rst paragraph: The county agrees to delegate and the sheriff agrees to accept the responsibilities and requirements for the job functions and equipment and motor vehicles that are essential to the operation of emergency management. The sheriff will be responsible for insurance on said motor vehicles. Such functions and duties include, but are not limited to, emergency preparedness and other such related functions as may be agreed to by the county and sheriff. Under paragraph 4, Bishop pointed out how emergency management would be structured. The county and the sheriff agree that the director of Taylor County Division of Emergency Management shall be appointed in accordance with Chapter Please see page 2Taylor County Development Authority (TCDA) Executive Director Scott Frederick may not be in his downtown Perry ofce full-time, but he continues to work on a number of economic development prospects while helping care for an ailing family member in Virginia. That was the message County Administrator Ted Lakey delivered to county commissioners at their July 2 meeting. Lakey read from a June 28 letter from TCDA Board Chairman Randy Newman, who provided an economic development update on recent TCDA activities, including the fact Frederick is on temporary partial family leave. As you have undoubtedly read in the local newspaper over the past six months, TCDA and its Executive Director Scott Frederick have been very active in the process of nding a suitable replacement for Lance. More recently, TCDA was instrumental in helping Amrouch (Lances successor) merge their local operations with Super-Pufft Snacks Corporation of Toronto, Canada. Both of these were big wins for our county, and promise many jobs for decades to come. TCDA is also working on many other projects which include, but are not limited to: locating a bio char manufacturer, an assisted living facility, an apartment complex and multiple new restaurants (the latest being Papa Johns) here in Taylor County, Newman stated. Taylor Countys current unemployment rate is, for the rst time in decades, below the state of Florida average. An Attending to ailing family member TCDA director on family leave Please see page 6 Ursula Miller, full-time resident of Cedar Island, declared her candidacy for Taylor County Commissioner District 3 seat in March 2018 and has recently completed the necessary steps required by Florida law to become an ofcial candidate. She will be featured on the General Election ballot on Nov. 6, vying for the seat against four other challengers. I am honored to announce my ofcial candidate status for the ofce of Taylor County Commissioner, District 3. During my tenure as a commercial and investment real estate broker with my own rm, I gained an understanding of the complexities of city Please see page 3Miller: I will be a full-time advocate for County Dist. 3The Perry City Councils June 26 meeting took a testy turn with sharp exchanges between some members of the council and public. It began when local pastor Dr. Willie Anderson expressed his opposition to the council stating it would not receive public comment during a (then) upcoming meeting to review applications for a new city manager. Then, as he closed his comments, Anderson said, And, the last thing I wanted to mention is someone brought to my attention -I said I would not say anything about it, but I cant help it -a question of me City meeting marked by tense exchangesPlease see page 6The family of Kashawn Davis says they have found a measure of peace now that three men have been charged with murder for their roles in his brutal death Jan. 24. My mother, who has cried every day since Kashawn was murdered, is able to sleep at night nally, Davis sister, Lenora Campbell, said Monday. We are just so thankful for the work the Perry Police Department (PPD) has done. We are happy these men are off the street and cant hurt anyone else, Campbell said. Last Thursday, a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted Henry Bolden Jr., 32; Jarnell Lavaris Coverson, 22; and Marcques Kareem McGee, 32, with rst degree murder for Davis death. Investigators said Davis was lured to the location Murder victims family nds some peace with arrestsPlease see page 6 Man, 60, killed during home invasion, 3 suspects charged


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A-5 Taco Times July 11, 2018 Living Habitat for Humanity support Taylor County Habitat for Humanity as announced it is continuing to accept applications in Steinhatchee for its next new house project. Applications will be accepted now through Aug. 8. Forms are available at Citizens State Bank in Steinhatchee, located at t 913 Third Ave., S.E., and at the Habitat ofce, located at 203 East Drew St. in downtown Perry. Habitat eyes Steinhatchee for next home build project Porch project Perry native Joe Pelt was one of two Florida State University (FSU) graduating seniors who will study at the University of Oxford this fall thanks to the Frost Scholarship Programme. Pelt, the son of Mark and Denise Pelt, and fellow FSU student Matthew Martinez are among 10 recipients of scholarships through the Frost Scholarship Programme, which funds current State University System of Florida and University of Miami students for one-year, full-time masters courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the University of Oxford in England. The program, which is supported by the Phillip and Patricia Frost Philanthropic Foundation, covers 100 percent of university and college fees and provides a grant for living costs. In addition, Frost scholars will take part in an exclusive week-long orientation program at one of Oxfords oldest colleges, Exeter College, to introduce them to academic life at Oxford just before the start of their course. Pelt, 22, graduated in May with a bachelors degree in biological science. He will pursue a masters degree in neuroscience at Oxford. I look forward to further developing my scientic critical thinking skills while studying neurological disease, Pelt said. My experience at Oxford will propel me to become a more impactful physician scientist, maximizing my future potential to make meaningful contributions to the medical eld. After Oxford, Pelt plans to attend medical school. As a physician, I aspire to develop treatments through medical discovery that will allow physicians to more effectively combat disease, Pelt said. I also hope to help increase access to health care for individuals and communities lacking access to adequate care. Martinez, 21, is majoring in biological science with minors in chemistry and Italian. The native of East Setauket, N.Y., will earn his bachelors degree from Florida State in August. He will study pharmacology during his year at Oxford. Pelt awarded scholarship to study abroad The Republican Party of Taylor County has announced a new meeting date and time. The group will now meet the third Tuesday of every month at The Venue (located inside Backdoor Bistro in downtown Perry), starting at 6:30 p.m. Free dinner will be served to all who attend and everyone is welcome. This months meeting will be held Tuesday, July 17.Republicans announce new date and time for monthly meetingsThe Taylor County Historical Society reminds residents that Aug. 1 is the deadline to submit information for the latest installment of its They Were Here series. Forms are available online at the societys Facebook page.Aug. 1 deadline for They Were Here ATTENTION CANDIDATESToday (Wednesday) is the nal day to submit candidate announcements for publication. Articles and photos may be e-mailed to: Questions? Please call Perry Newspapers at 584-5513.


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A-7 Taco Times July 11, 2018 Religion More than 800 free meals have been served this summer to local youth through the Summer Break Spot program offered at Stewart Memorial AME Church. The program provides meals to children ages 18 and under weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The church is located at 1113 West Hampton Springs Ave. For transportation, please call (850) 584-7194.800 meals & counting 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. By DR. WILLIE ANDERSON Transparency has been my way of life. I have always believed that our lives are an open book. I have been told many times that I tell on myself too much, and some believe that by expressing or sharing my life story, it gives the enemy ammunition to shoot darts at me. But I am a very thick-skinned person. One of my lifes mottos has always been, I cannot change the past. The only thing I can do is be better in the future. One thing that I do know is that my life exemplies Gods grace in action. I have been told many, many times over the years that my life is a good example of the story of the phoenix in Greek mythology rising out of the ashes, born again, stronger and more majestically every time. Growing up in South Florida as a young black male, my future was as bright as the sun. During my high school career, I made the newspaper so many times they used to call me Mr. Hollywood. I was a member of the SRC, a group of student representatives to the school board of Broward County. I won many awards and one of them, the Do the Right Thing award, was featured in the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel newspapers. Every summer for six weeks I was involved with the Black Male College Explorer Program on the campus of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee with its dual enrollment program that prepares students for college. The list goes on and on, and in 1998 -right after I walked across the graduation stage -I ran for city commissioner in the city of Hollywood (Fla.). It was a historic run, as I was the youngest person ever featured on the city ballot. Although I did not win, I knew I could do anything because, like the song said, I felt The Wind Beneath My Wings But even with all of these accomplishments at a young age, it did not exempt me from getting myself into trouble. Coming from a single parent household (and I am not using this as a crutch or a cop out, because you enjoy or suffer the consequences of your own decisions), my aunt did not have a lot of money to go around and I started making unwise decisions. I started writing checks all over the place, knowing that I did not have money in the bank to cover them. I started making a lot of young, immature mistakes in life (99 percent of all of my incarceration records came from violation of probation). You see I wrote checks everywhere, trying to live off the check game. When I got picked up for one, I would still have two or three checks out there in different counties, and sometimes in different states, so I could not stay on probation long because I would violate with technical violations. The various charges and different dates of incarceration on my rap sheet stem from violations and running from the law for long periods of time. But, I still had the inborn will of destiny inside. I had many mentors who told me over and over to stop and get myself together. But just like most young people, we have in our minds that we know whats best for us and have to live life doing things our own way. Then, I found myself in trouble, real trouble, here in Taylor County and was sentenced to prison (followed by probation) by Judge James Jim Bean. My life went into a downward spiral for quite a few years, moving from county to county and state to state. In the midst of every incarceration, I continued to study and to learn, taking many correspondence courses and completing every last one of them. But I still could not get myself together. I knew of the Lord, but did not have a personal relationship with Him. When I nally thought I had it all together -a good job, a place to stay and a nice car to drive -here I go again. In trouble, this time with the United States government for tax fraud. I will never forget sitting in my cell, once again upset with the world, upset with God and wanting to point ngers at everybody else. Then I heard the voice of my guardian angel, Mary Foster, saying, You cannot blame anyone else, Willie. You can only blame yourself. You are your own worst enemy. I cried like a baby. It seemed like I cried for hours, and then, when I got myself together, I heard her voice one more time saying, Out of the ashes you will rise like the majestic phoenix -strong and beautiful. So, yet again it was time to press the reset button on my life and start over. (I was arrested for my rst crime on Jan. 18, 2002. I was sentenced to prison in October of that same year. I was released from the Department of Corrections on Oct. 19, 2009. I gave my life to the Lord on Aug. 12, 2008. At the conclusion of my state sentence, I served 29 days for scheming to defraud the federal government in March-April 2008. That was the conclusion of my legal troubles.) I had my own Apostle Paul Damascus Road experience. As I was on the road to Damascus, I was knocked off my horse and the Lord God revealed himself to me. But, I still could not get past my worst enemy -my own self. One of the biggest things we all wrestle with, I believe, is getting ourselves out of the way and letting God be God in our lives. Every time I found myself incarcerated, I would get myself prepared for the Lord to use me. But whenever I returned to society, I found myself still doing the same old things that I did to get myself in trouble. Before I knew it, I had been in trouble so many times that my rap sheet was so long lled with little minor things. When you look at it, you can see the dumb decisions I made. I prayed and asked the Lord to deliver me and to set me free, to give me the strength to get past myself and to trust in Him. Now, Im not going to say that after I prayed the room started to shake or there was a bright light above me. Not at all. But I felt a newness inside of me -a peace that everything was going to be all right. Then, Lord God began the deliverance process in my life. In the book of Isaiah, it says that God will exchange your ashes for beauty, and that is what He did for me. He lifted me out of the ashes to rise like a phoenix born stronger than ever before. I do not apologize for everything I have done in my past, for it is part of my public ministry. It is the reason why I go to jails to encourage inmates and tell them that you can change and that God can use you in spite of what you have done. Despite what they say, God is still in the deliverance business. I charge you today to take a look at my past and take a look at what I am doing now. I guarantee you will see the hand of God moving in my life. That is why every few months, I post my mug shots from the past on my Facebook page, and I post an updated photograph on how I look now and what I am doing now. I have served my time and completed my probation. I have been, and continue to be, an upstanding, lawabiding citizen of the community for the past 10 years. I am in the process of having my voting rights restored. I have been in Perry for less than a year, but during that time, my accomplishments include being elected president of the Perry Alliance of Ministers & Pastors. I have an organization within my church called Bibles and Blankets, giving blankets to homeless people here in the city, along with a Bible. Last year we gave out more than a thousand toys here in Perry. All of the toys we had leftover we gave to Jefferson County School Board member Dr. Shirley Washington to help out the less fortunate in her community. We have a clothing drive that gives away clothing to the less fortunate, and we give out bread once a month to the community through a program sponsored by Panera Bread in Tallahassee. I am a member of the Juvenile Justice committee for the Third Circuit. I am also a volunteer chaplain at the Taylor County Jail, ministering to inmates every fth Monday. I am a community mentor, walking the streets and talking with the young black males of our community. Last year, I received the volunteer service of the year award for Apalachee Elementary School in Leon County. As for my church afliation, I am a licensed and ordained pastor in the Church of God in Christ -the nations largest African-American Pentecostal Church movement with more than seven million people. Everything happens for a reason. No, I am not happy about the things I have done in my past, but, yes, I am happy that I survived. I use my testimony all of the time to show a story of Gods patience, His love, His grace and His mercies on us. As I began writing this article I did not know what I was going to say. I am a very loquacious person by nature, so I prayed and asked the Lord for guidance. I did not want this to be about me. I wanted to encourage someone who may be going through some spiritual attacks to keep going, to hold your head up high, because the same God that kept you when you were doing wrong is the same God that will protect you when you are doing right. I leave you with this -in I Corinthians 15:10 Paul writes telling the people that by, the Grace of God I am what I amso I say like Paul, I am what I am by Gods Amazing Grace.Dr. Willie Anderson is the senior pastor and founder of en Greater Grace Church of God in Christ in Perry. He is known as the Faith Doctor, encouraging people to take the limits off of God and to walk into destiny with purpose knowing that there is nothing more precious than Gods greater grace. His personal motto is that you can never stop seeing Gods grace. GLAD TIDINGS By the Grace of GodThe story of one mansen path to Redemption Dr. Willie Anderson serves as pastor of Greater Grace Church of God in Christ. Dr. Willie Anderson served seven years in prison. Springhill Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate years of service to the Glory of God on Sunday, July 15, at 11:15 am. The Rev. William Bolden, a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. Also, two graduating students -Markayvia Robinson and Nathaniel Washington III -will be presented the Mother Dear Scholars Award in honor of the late Sister Bertha Lee Washington. Robinson and Washington will attend Florida A&M University in the fall. The Mother Dear scholarship is provided by the descendants of the late Bertha Lee Washington in an effort to continue her legacy of community service and providing for others in Perry. Please come and celebrate with us at Springhill, the Mother Church established in 1853, Pastor Izell Montgomery Jr. said. Springhill, the Mother Church, celebrates 165 years of service this Sunday, July 15 StricklandThe family of Wayne H. Strickland would like to thank all of the family and friends that offered their comfort to us during our time of sorrow. We were surrounded by love and caring, which was an enormous help to us during this time. It is during times such as these that you are reminded of the loving people you are fortunate enough to call family and friends. We would further like to thank the doctors, nurses, CNAs and other staff of Doctors Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care of our loved one during his last days. We could not have asked for more compassionate and concerned caretakers than we were privileged to have taking care of our Dad. Thanks again. The Wayne H. Strickland family Card of Thanks Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church invites parents to save the date for its upcoming Back to School Carnival. The free event will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, starting at 10 am.Back to School Carnival planned Game On! New Home Baptist Church welcomed dozens of local youth for a sports


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AUCTION Friday, July 13 6:30 p.m. Perry Womans Club 502 N. Jefferson Street Perry, Fla. 32347 Auctioning off a truck load of beautiful plants to the highest bidder, along with new in-thebox tools, collectibles, pottery and more. Doors open at 5 p.m. Visit or call (850) 228-5228 for more information. 10% Buyers Premium AU 3968 / AB 2881. 7/11-7/13 WE BUY Scrap Metal and Junk Cars. (850) 838-5865. RC YARD SALE LARGE YARD SALE. Thursday, July 12, Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14. 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. New and used items. 3060 Lake Bird Church Rd. Up N. 221, turn at bridge. Everything must go! 7/11-7/13 LARGE YARD SALE. This Saturday, July 14. Starting at 7:30 a.m. Clothes, large furniture items, toys and more. 3340 Harrison Blue Rd. Go past Big Top, its the rst road on left after Pisgah Baptist Church. First trailer on right. 7/11-7/13 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT available. Credit check required. Applications available at Ware Oil. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. 5 p.m., call (850) 584-6666. WOWOODRIDGE 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 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE: 1991 Fleetwood single-wide. 14 x 70 ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Delivered and set up. $15,900. Interested parties call Perry Repo Outlet. 584-7094. EMHP FOR SALE: 221 North between Shiloh Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre lots with paved roads. Owner nancing available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or (850) 584-7466. EF SERVICES 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 JOE COXWELL WELDING LLC Welding Fabrication & Repair Mobile Service (850) 843-3500. JC A TO Z FARM AND LAWN SERVICE Complete Lawn Services Licensed and Insured Land clearing, dozer work, tree trimming/removal, dump truck services, harrowing, bush hog mowing, rake work, dirt leveling. Call (850) 838-5996 or (850) 5847972. AZ C & R LAWN SERVICE Call for a free estimate on all of your lawn care needs. No job too big or small. (850) 843-0315. 3/14-10/26 HELP WANTED IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING. Looking for hard-working, selfmotivated person to be trained as a petroleum service technician with opportunity to become fully certied. Must have high school diploma or equivalent, valid drivers license with clean driving record and must be able to pass drug screening. Please email resume or request for employment application to amberr@jandjequip. com or fax resume to (850) 5847566. Please do not call. JJ SOMEONE TO KEEP my yard mowed for the summer. Call (850) 223-1705. 7/11-7/13 SHIPPING RECEIVING MANAGER NEEDED Minimum qualications: ve (5)year experience in the shipping eld; forklift operator certicate; skills necessary to read and complete all shipping documents; basic computer skills; procient communication skills written and verbal; time management skills for yourself and your crew; perfect attendance and punctuality; some travel may be required; valid drivers license. Interested and qualied candidates must call (850) 5847786 to make an appointment to take the measurement test. Only applicants with scheduled appointments will be considered. Big Top Manufacturing, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Afrmative Action Employer that does not tolerate discrimination in employment based upon age, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabled, veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law. 7/6-8/1 BT HIRING OPS POSITION for Forest Capital Museum. $10 per hour. 29 hours per week. Contact (850) 584-3227. 7/6-7/11 TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. The job description and our 2-step application process can be found on our website at   www.taylorcountygov. com   or in the lobby of the County Annex. Applicants must apply through Career Source. Taylor County is an EEO employer. Engineer full-time. Boat Ramp Attendant seasonal part-time. Mosquito Control Driver seasonal part-time. Roll Off Site Attendant call in. Fireghter/EMT full-time. TCBCC SERVICE TECH-INSTALLERHELPER Valid DL and Drug Screening. Applications accepted at 520 W. Hampton Springs Ave. ARA ECOAST TIMBER INC. NOW HIRING Truck drivers Hauling timber Must have: clean CDL, experience log hauling. Drug test required. Offering: competitive wages, health insurance and paid vacation. Must live in Perry/Madison area. Contact Jay Asbel at (727) 457-6001. 7/6-8/27 PART-TIME SECRETARY Character Education Now, a local nonprot, is looking to hire a secretary. Duties includes accounting, bookkeeping, newsletters, typing and other. 1020 hrs a week. $10.50/hr. For more details: (785) 410-9403. 7/6-7/11LEGALSNOTICE Pursuant to Section 2.13(B) of the City Charter of the City of Perry, Florida, notice is hereby given that the City Council had Introduction and First Reading on Ordinance No. 985 on June 26, 2018 in the City Council Chambers, 224 S. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida. A Public Hearing and Final Reading on Ordinance No. 985 is scheduled for July 24, 2018 in the Regular Meeting City Council Room, 224 S. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida at 5:30 p. m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The public hearing may be continued to a future date at the meeting, without further legal notice advertisement in the local newspaper. The public hearing date will be set at a future Council meeting. Any interested persons may appear and be heard on the aforementioned public hearing date. Notice is also given, pursuant to Florida Statutes 286.0105 that any person deciding to appeal any decision of the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the meeting will need a record of that meeting and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be heard. ORDINANCE NO. 985 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PERRY, TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA REGARDING SURPLUS LANDS; CONVEYING CERTAIN LAND; AND TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Robert A. Brown, Jr. City Manager David S. Sullivan Mayor 7/11 NOTICE Pursuant to Section 2.13(B) of the City Charter of the City of Perry, Florida, notice is hereby given that the City Council had Introduction and First Reading on Ordinance No. 986 on June 26, 2018 in the City Council Chambers, 224 S. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida. A Public Hearing and Final Reading on Ordinance No. 986 is scheduled for July 24, 2018 in the Regular Meeting City Council Room, 224 S. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida at 5:30 p. m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The public hearing may be continued to a future date at the meeting, without further legal notice advertisement in the local newspaper. The public hearing date will be set at a future Council meeting. Any interested persons may appear and be heard on the aforementioned public hearing date. Notice is also given, pursuant to Florida Statutes 286.0105 that any person deciding to appeal any decision of the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the meeting will need a record of that meeting and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be heard. ORDINANCE NO. 986 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PERRY, TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA REGARDING SURPLUS LANDS; CONVEYING CERTAIN LAND; AND TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Robert A. Brown, Jr. City Manager David S. Sullivan Mayor 7/11 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2017-CA-000448 Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC Plaintiff, -vs.Trenton R. Sadler; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Peggy Jo Devane, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s); Unknown Spouse of Trenton R. Sadler; Clerk of the Circuit Court of Taylor County, Florida; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an A-9 Taco Times July 11, 2018 Stay informed SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call (850) 584-5513. Call (850) 584-5513 CLASSIFIED ADS Published each Wednesday and Friday.Deadline for Wednesday: Monday by 5 p.m. Deadline for Friday: Wednesday by 5 p.m.Call (850) 584-5513 or email classieds@perrynewspapers.comPlease see page 11


A-10 Taco Times July 11, 2018 Community Hunter Harvey of Perry is competing in the 26th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR) underway at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla., July 8-13. Harvey, the son of Nick and Elizabeth Harvey, is participating in the worlds richest youth rodeo, hoping to win his share of more than $250,000 in prize money and championship saddles and buckles. He joins more than 850 of the top high school rodeo athletes from around the world competing in the 2018 IFYR. He is vying for prizes in team roping. Contestants will compete in 10 events running simultaneously in three arenas throughout the week. Events include: barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, goat tying, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc riding and bareback riding. The IFYR consists of two long go-rounds and a short go. All contestants compete once in each of the long gorounds. The top 15 averages in each event will compete in the short go nals this Friday, July 13. The International Finals Youth Rodeo attracts the best youth rodeo athletes in the world, said Chris Dunlap, assistant director of the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center and International Finals Youth Rodeo. The IFYR was developed to provide a professional level competition to high school athletes and now, more than two decades later, the IFYR is where any hopeful rodeo champion wants to be and be seen. The International Finals Youth Rodeo, held annually since 1993, is a 501 (c)3 non-prot organization that presents top high school athletes with a professional rodeo. Hunter Harvey (left) competing in team roping at the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla., with his partner Tanner Smith. Harvey saddles up in team roping at international nals youth rodeo Flag Day thank you Perry Elks Lodge #1851 extended its thanks to Boy Scout Troop 600 for taking part in the annual Flag Day ceremonies. After the program, we enjoyed the all-American meal of hot dogs, chips, apple John Lynn. AARP: last Wednesday, 10 a.m. at Perry Shrine Club. Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon, Perry Elks Lodge. NAACP: rst Sunday, 5 p.m., at Jerkins Community Center. Optimist Club: Thursday, noon at Mamas Italian. Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday, 10 a.m.; club building is located in Forest Capital Park. Perry Elks Lodge: second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m. Perry Lodge #187: rst and third Tuesday, 6 p.m., Masonic Hall. Perry Masonic Lodge #123: meets rst and third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. (club house located on Courtney Road o Highway 19 North). Perry Womens Club: second Wednesday, noon; club building is located on North Jeerson Street. Rotary Club: Tuesday, noon at Holiday Inn Express. Taylor County Leadership Council: second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center. Vogue XIII: rst Monday, 7:30 p.m. Call 584-2404. Airport Advisory Committee: fourth Wednesday of every other month, noon, Perry-Foley Airport. Perry City Council: second and fourth Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m. Taylor County Board of County Commissioners: rst Monday at 6 p.m. and third Tuesday at 9 a.m.; workshop, fourth Tuesday, 5 p.m.; courthouse annex. County Planning Board: rst Thursday, 6 p.m. Courthouse annex (old post oce). Taylor County Construction Licensing Board Meeting: third Friday, 2 p.m., courthouse annex. Taylor County School Board: rst and third Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: fourth Tuesday each month at 3 p.m., 18820 Beach Road. Taylor Soil & Water Conservation District Board: fourth Monday, 7 p.m., Foley Airport terminal conference room. CMA (Christian Motorcycle Association: third Saturday, Heritage House, 10 a.m. FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Monday, 7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center. Forest Capital Quilting Guild: rst and third Thursday at Forest Capital Hall from 6-8 p.m. Call 850 2952963. Friends of the Taylor County Public Library: last Monday of the month, 5:30 p.m., Taylor County Public Library. Girl Scouts Service Unit: rst Tuesday, 7 p.m., Scout Hut. Habitat for Humanity: second Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., 203 East Drew Street. Helping Hands of the Shelter : second Tuesday, 6 p.m., Chamber of Commerce. Home Educators League of Perry: Forest Capital Hall. Call 584-6866 or visit on-line Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second and fourth Saturday, 7 p.m. Tribal grounds, Lyman Hendry Road. Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: second Saturday, 1 p.m., Oak Hill Village on Woods Creek Road. Parrot Heads in Perry-dise Club: meets the rst Saturday, 4 p.m., and third Wednesday, 7 p.m. Call (850) 2952222 for location. Perry Alliance of Ministers & Pastors (P.A.M.P.): meets the rst and second Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Little St. John P.B. Church. Pet adoptions: Taylor County Animal Shelter, open Monday through Friday. Call 838-3525. Republican Party of Taylor County: third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at The Venue (located inside Backdoor Bistro). Free meal served. Call 223-2648. Taylor County Beekeepers: second Monday, 6:30 p.m., Forest Capital Hall. Taylor County Brotherhood: meets on Mondays, 7 p.m., at New Brooklyn; every third Saturday, 9 a.m., at Stewart Memorial. Taylor County Chamber of Commerce: second Thursday, 8 a.m., chamber board room. Taylor County Development Authority: second Monday, noon, at Historic Perry Station/Old Train Depot. Taylor County Historical Society: Societys museum is open every Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Taylor County Horsemans Association Horse Show: practice roping every Friday, 7 p.m.; second Saturday, registration, 3 p.m.; ride, 4 p.m. Arena is located on Bishop Blvd. Free admission. Taylor County Mens Choir: meets every Thursday, 6 p.m., at Stewart Memorial. Taylor County Quilters: every Tuesday, 9-11:30 a.m., library. Taylor County Reef Research Team: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., Forest Capital Hall. Taylor Senior Citizens Center Inc.: Executive Board of Directors meeting, last Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m., Senior Center. Taylor County Trail Club: second Thursday, Forest Capital Hall, 7 p.m., potluck dinner. Call Donna at 584-9011. Taylor County United: second Monday, 7 p.m., Evangel Christian Fellowship. Tourism Development Council: second Thursday, noon, Chamber of Commerce. Whole Child Taylor-Shared Service Network: fourth Monday, 9 a.m., Alton H. Wentworth Administrative Complex. Yarn Lovers Circle: rst and third Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Taylor County Public Library. AMVETS Post 20 & AMVETS Riders: AMVETS, last Saturday of the month, 9 a.m.; Riders, second Friday, at 10 a.m. American Legion Post #291 (Steinhatchee): second Thursday, 7 p.m. American Legion Post #96: rst Tuesday, 7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Center St. Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth Thursday at North Orange Street. Call 584-5725. VFW Post #9225: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., American Legion building. Alzheimers Support Group: meets every fourth Thursday, 10:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church. CIVIC GROUPS GOVERNMENT INTERESTS SUPPORT GROUPS VETERANSListed on the calendar? Please make sure your information correct. Call (850) 584-5513. To be added to the calendar, please e-mail newsdesk@ The Taylor County High School Class of 1959 will hold its class reunion Saturday, July 21, at noon at Fiddlers Restaurant in Steinhatchee. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling (850) 584-3159 by Friday, July 13. TCHS Class of 1959 announces reunion (Photo courtesy of IFYR/ Perry Primary has announced its supply list for incoming kindergarten and rst grade students for the 2018-19 school year. Items for kindergarten students include: one box (24 count) yellow pencils, four boxes of crayons (24 count), three glue sticks, one bottle of hand sanitizer (28 ounce), one pair of student scissors, one pack of black Dry Erase markers, one plastic pencil box, one pack of highlighters, one large box of tissue, two containers of disinfectant wipes, one pack of pink erasers, one can of disinfectant spray and one set of personal headphones. The supply list for rst graders includes: two large packages of #2 wood pencils (12 or 24 count boxes), two boxes of crayons (24 count), one package of large markers, two plastic two-pocket folders, two composition books, two glue sticks, one pair of student scissors, two pink erasers, one plastic crayon box, one large box of tissue, one package of four Dry Erase markers, one bottle of hand sanitizer (large size), one container of disinfectant wipes, one box of storage bags (gallon or quart size) and one set of headphones/earbuds. The new school year begins Aug. 13. Get an early start on shopping for school supplies


A-11 Taco Times July 11, 2018 At the Booking Desk (Continued from page 9)interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2017-CA-000448 of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Taylor County, Florida, wherein Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, Plaintiff and Trenton R. Sadler are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Annie Mae Murphy, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE WEST DOOR OF THE TAYLOR COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 108 NORTH JEFFERSON, PERRY, TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA, BETWEEN 11:00 A.M. AND 2:00 P.M. on August 7, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 6 OF SHADY OAKS SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 204. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 173 Northeast Hernando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 758-2163 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days.   If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Annie Mae Murphy CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Taylor County, Florida Marti Lee DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 7/4, 7/11 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS The Taylor County Board of County Commissioners is soliciting bids for THE LEASING OF 296 ACRES FOR THE HARVESTING OF SAW PALMETTO BERRIES IN TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA. BIDS WILL BE FOR A PER POUND PRICE OF HARVESTED BERRIES. to provide the requested services must submit their bid package in an envelope or similar package marked Sealed bids for THE LEASING OF 296 ACRES FOR THE HARVESTING OF SAW PALMETTO BERRIES IN TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA to the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347 to arrive no later than 4:00 PM, local time, on Friday, August 3, 2018. All bids MUST have name and mailing address clearly shown on the outside of the envelope or package when submitted. Bids will be opened and respondents announced at 6:05 PM local time, or as soon thereafter as practical, on MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018 at the Taylor County Administrative Complex, 201 East Green Street, Perry, Florida 32348. The County reserves the right, in its sole absolute discretion, to reject any or all bids, to cancel or withdraw this bid at any time or waive any irregularities in the bid process. The County reserves the right to award any contract(s) to the bidder/ respondent which it deems to offer the best overall service, therefore, the County is not bound to award any contract(s) based on the quoted price. The County, in its sole and absolute discretion, also reserves the right to waive minor defects in the process and to accept the bid deemed to be in the Countys best interest. The County, in its sole and absolute discretion, also reserves the right to assign a local business percent (5%) of the bid price. No faxed bids will be accepted. For additional information and a bid package contact: Ted Lakey, County Administrator 201 E. Green Street Perry, FL 32348 (850)838-3500, Ext. 7 Bid packages may also be obtained from BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Taylor County Florida 7/11, 7/18 Dont wait! 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. June 24: Brandan Gene Adams, 22, OBrien, retail theft of merchandise, Ptl. Arnold, PPD. June 25: Robert Troy Lindsey, 35, 4571 Waldo Cir., VOP, Dep. James, TCSO. Robin Hilson, 36, 4888 Oxford Rd., criminal mischief, Ptl. Bass, PPD. Ralph Juneau, 61, 601 B. 6th Ave. N., Steinhatchee, FTA driving while license suspended or revoked, Dep. Chewning, TCSO. Joshua Lynn Gilbreath, 27, 220 W. Davis Walker Rd., possession of drug paraphernalia, Dep. James, TCSO. Teleshia Rachelle Ward, 23, 2481 Mattie Carlton Rd., possession of drug paraphernalia, Dep. James, TCSO. Hulon Hayward Teal, 38, 589 Hwy. 27 E., VOP possession of controlled substance. Willie Washington, 39, 1100 E. Green St., knowingly driving with license suspended, possession of over 20 grams of cannabis, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Andrea Tylynn Caffro, 18, 9150 S. Hwy 19, VOP FTA (criminal mischief), Dep. James, TCSO. Christina Louise Tate, 28, 106 Tippett Dr., grand theft over $300, less than $5,000, introduction of contraband, possession of drug paraphernalia, Capt. Franklin, PPD. June 26: Ronald Spring, 45, Lake City Department of Corrections, back for court, Judge Blue. Charles Robinson, 30, Suwannee Correctional Live Oak, battery on law enforcement ofcer, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. June 27: Lawayne Henderson, 54, Department of Corrections, back for court, Ofcer Basch. Alan White, 27, Department of Corrections, back for court, Ofcer Basch. Stephen Brantley Herr, 31, 2175 Kasper St., possession of child pornography, Ofcer Foggy. Harley Ann Miller, 18, 3490 Vera Lane, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, Ofcer Vincent. Judy Curles, 56, 2984 Johnson Stripling Rd., domestic battery, Ofcer Brasby. Amy Galbraith, 36, 115 Jenkins Rd., VOP, Dep. Bowden, TCSO. Deborah Skaggs, 40, Monticello, out of county warrant, Ptl. Murphy, PPD. June 28: Jessica Hires, 20, 1497 Pharo Morgan Rd., VOP, Dep. McKenzie, TCSO. Marcques McGee, 32, 108 Alice St., murder in rst degree, VOP possession of cocaine, VOP sale of cocaine, Ofcer Brasby. Henry Bolden, 32, 3309 US Hwy. 19, Lot 202, murder in rst degree, Lt. Gray, PPD. Travis John Mucha, 21, South Carolina, possession of controlled substance without prescription, possession of less than 20 grams cannabis, possession and/or use of narcotic equipment, Ofcer Albritton. Kelly Frances Russell, 25, 108 Sandra St., VOP, Ptl. Arnold, PPD. June 29: Richard Twons, 34, 1139 S. Fair Rd., sentenced to 60 days, Judge Blue. Kelly Frances Russell, 25, 108 Sandra St., VOP, Ptl. Arnold, PPD. Debra Ruth Monroe, 48, possession of drug paraphernalia, Sgt. Vinson, TCSO. Donald Wright, 29, 1502 N. Cherry St., trafcking methamphetamine, possession of rearm by convicted felon, Sgt. Vinson, TCSO. To conclude their Police Week contest, the local WoodmenLife Chapter 460 recently catered lunch for three winners of the contest, along with Perry Police Department of f. Shown above, front row (left to right): WoodmenLife Agent Stephanie Meyer, Sergeant Jay Ricketson, contest winner Jasmine Bogere, contest winner Amirrah Britt, contest winner Stylez Williams and WoodmenLife Chapter 460 Treasurer Carolyn Faircloth. Back row (left to right): Patrolman Charles Geyer, Police Chief Jamie Cruse and Patrolman Matt Smith. To conclude their Police Week contest, local WoodmenLife Chapter 460 recently catered lunch for the three contest winners from the Boys & Girls Club of Perry and Perry Police staff. Jasmine Bogere won the coloring contest with an artful depiction of a friendly Amirrah Britt penned an imaginative essay on how a police dog spends his day, and Stylez Williams wrote a thoughtful treatise about what law enforcement can do to help our community. Winners were stylishly chauffeured from the Boys & Girls Club to the Perry of police cruisers driven by Patrolman Charles Geyer, Patrolman Matt Smith and Sergeant Jay Ricketson. Upon arrival, they were treated to a tour of the department and hung their winning entries on a banner adorning the hallway, before adjourning to lunch catered by Goodmans BBQ. Chief Jamie Cruse and his staff made sure to load up goodie bags for the children before cruising them back to the Boys & Girls Club. WoodmenLife is a organization dating back to 1890. Local chapters give back to the community by way of charitable donations, support to other not-forthroughout the area. The Boys & Girls Club is a free after school and summer program operating locally in Perry, Shady Grove and Steinhatchee. WoodmenLife concludes Police Week contest with catered lunch for winners In August, 2017 the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Florida became an AmeriCorps grantee, a decision that opened up a unique opportunity to community members. The Boys and Girls Club, through the AmeriCorps program, is offering a living stipend and scholarship, as well as free job experience and training, to individuals to provide additional support for teachers in the clubs after-school programs. This is not a job, but rather a membership to AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps members pledge a year of service to the Boys and Girls Club, with three levels of commitment. All members must be at least 17 years old to apply. Quarter-time members work from Aug. 15, 2018, through June 3, 2019, which will correspond with the Taylor County School District calendar (days worked when school is in session for students). Quarter-time members will work from 3-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a living allowance of $125 biweekly. The Segal Educational Award offered upon successful completion of the service term is $1,566. Half-time members work from Aug. 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019, from 2-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The living allowance offered is $266.34 biweekly. The Segal Educational Award offered upon successful completion of the service term is $2,960. Full-time members work from Aug. 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019, from 12:30-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a living allowance of $485.76 biweekly. The Segal Educational Award offered upon successful completion of the service term is $5,920. Typically described as the domestic Peace Corps, AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, supported by the federal government to meet a critical need. In the Boys and Girls Clubs case, the need is education. AmeriCorps offers a path and meaningful experience for anybody willing to serve, Boys and Girls Club AmeriCorps Supervisor Meridith Anderson said. AmeriCorps works because it provides challenging and enriching career experience, provides professional development, establishes a healthy network of professionals and mentors and provides the prestige of being an AmeriCorps member, Anderson added. Earn living stipend, scholarship by supporting Boys & Girls Club AmeriCorps is providing funds to the Boys and Girls Club to support their educational programs. Americorps is a network of national service programs supported by the federal government to meet a critical need. Debbie Clark Casey, the Perry woman who continues to battle the long-term affects from contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), remains in a coma. She has opened her eyes a few times, but has not regained consciousness. She has been moved to a rehabilitation center associated with Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Her son has relocated to Gainesville full-time to be with his mother, and the rest of the family is also there, Caseys brother, Bish Clark, said Monday. The doctors have told us she could remain like this for up to a year, or the rest of her life. Or, she could make a full recovery. We appreciate everyones continued prayers, he said. A GoFundMe account has been established to help with medical expenses. It can be found online at www.gofundme. com/debbie-casey-fund. Updates regarding Caseys condition can be found at The beach resident was airlifted to Shands in Gainesville more than a month ago, and later diagnosed with EEE, a potentially fatal mosquitoborne virus. She had worked so hard and moved into her dream home. She was in it one week before this happened, Clark said. Perry woman battling Eastern Equine Encephalitis remains in coma