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Taco times
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Taylor County times
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A local pastor, traveling to Gainesville to visit a church member in the hospital there, sustained serious injuries in a twovehicle crash Monday in Dixie County. Leon Holden, pastor of First Baptist Church in Steinhatchee, sustained several cracked ribs and a crushed (T-3 neck) vertebrae in the wreck, which happened around 1 p.m. as he was nearing Cross City. He said he had a really bad chest pain and grabbed his chest. He leaned forward and thats all he remembershe blacked out. They are hoping to get him up and walking today, and the main thing is nding out about the chest pain. They have ruled out a heart attack, Holdens mother, Diane Miller, said Tuesday. He had his truck on cruise control, and he was just entering the area where the speed limit drops down to 45 miles per hour. Evidently the car ahead of him slowed down, but he didnt because he blacked out. He rammed into the back of the car and then went off the road. His truck was so far back in the woods, its a miracle he made it out of the crash. You can see where the truck went between two pine trees that were so close, Index Editorial . ................. A-4 Living . ..................... A-5 Religion . ................. A-7 Sports . ................... A-8 Community . .......... A-10 Classieds . .......... A-11 Weather Wednesday60%89 75 87 75 70% Thursday Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1963 50 One Section 55th year, No. 29 Wednesday July 18, 2018 Leon Holden (left), shown with wife, Sarah, serves as pastor of First Baptist Church in Steinhatchee. Pastor injured in crash Leon Holden said he experienced severe chest pains and evidently blacked out before he crashed his vehicle into the back to another car and careened into a thicket of woods. Please see page 3 Republican candidate Roy Douglas Doug Cruce said his family has a long history of public service to the community, and he hopes to continue that legacy by serving as the next Dist. 4 representative on the county commission. It is time for a change, and I want to be the voice for smart growth, lower taxes and defending the nancial interests of the constituents of our community, Cruce said. It is time for new ideas, effective and efcient leadership, as well as smart growth for our community -with honest wages to keep citizens and young adults in our county, he said. If elected, county citizens will be fully informed regarding future taxes or nancial changes, and they will be asked for opinions and participation before the new taxes or changes are implemented by the board, or I will vote no, Cruce said. He also said he would work for: a true veterans memorial park for all that served; maintaining and cleaning roads in our district; and I will Please see page 6Cruce wants to continue legacy of public service Another piece of Perrys history disappears More than a century of history was reduced to piles of rubble and dust Tuesday with the demolition More than 94 acres of timber are being logged at Perry-Foley Airport to clear airspace obstructions and make room for a possible solar farm on the property. However, the decision to award the bid to H.B. Tuten Logging was not without controversy, as Commissioner Malcolm Page objected to the fact the county did not conduct an appraisal on the value of the timber prior to advertising for bids. Page ultimately voted against accepting the bid, but the measure passed 4-1. Tuten Logging was one of two rms to bid on the project, but according to County Grants Director Melody Cox, the second bid from The Forestry Company was not in compliance with the bid documents. At its March 20 meeting, the commission voted 3-0 to approve a request for bids for the sale and cutting of 36.5 acres of mature planted pines and approximately 58 acres of non-mature pines and miscellaneous timber at the airport. The request also called for the areas to be converted into grasslands. In April, Page said he had received several complaints from local loggers about the project and suggested the commission separate the bid package to advertise the tree clearing and land conversion into two separate bids. By then, however, the bid package had already been advertised, and the board took no additional action. The commission received the two bids at its May 7 meeting. Tutens bid included paying the county $87,852 for the purchase and cutting of the 36.5 acres of mature pines, and another $87,852 for the 58 acres of miscellaneous timber. The cost to convert the same two parcels to grassland were $132,600 and $207,400 respectively. Airport logging project stirs debatePlease see page 12 What races are on your Aug. 28 primary ballot? In addition to the four local races that will appear on the Aug. 28 primary election ballot, Taylor County voters will be asked to help narrow the eld for those running for ve additional state or federal ofces including Florida governor. The deadline to register to vote or make any changes to your party afliation in time for the primary election is July 30. If you need to register to vote or would like to make a party change, you must do so before the voter registration books close, Taylor County Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland Please see page 6Before the rst county budget workshop began on Monday morning, county staff had managed to trim Taylor Countys projected $1.2 million budget decit by almost $300,000 leaving commissioners tasked with nding just under $900,000 in cuts to be able to adopt a balanced budget and avoid a tax increase. However, that projected budget shortfall ballooned back up to $1.6 million during the rst of four scheduled budget workshop sessions Monday morning, after Doctors Memorial Hospital (DMH) representatives requested commissioners allocate onehalf of the countys annual one-cent sales tax revenues ($714,000) to keep the doors open by funding capital improvements like replacement ambulances, operating room lights, air conditioning units and other equipment. While county commissioners expect to see a slight increase in the countys tax revenues next scal year, the board has some hard decisions to make in order to balance the 2018-19 proposed budget which includes a 3% increase in expenditures Sheriff, DMH ask for more county funds Please see page 2


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A-5 Taco Times July 18, 2018 Living Give me a B-U-L-L-D-O-G-S! Taylor County Middle School cheerleaders hosted a Summer Cheer Camp on campus July 10-12, assisted by several Taylor County High School varsity cheerleaders. The groups coordinated three Military Actions Matthew R. AdkinsU.S. Air Force Airman Matthew R. Adkins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical tness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Adkins is the son of Donna S. Driver of Mayo and William B. Adkins of Perry. He is a 2016 graduate of Lafayette High School in Mayo. Savannah N. GrifnU.S. Air Force Airman Savannah N. Grifn graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical tness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Grifn is the daughter of Nichole Grifn of Montgomery, Ala., and Gary Grifn of Perry, and granddaughter of Nellean Grifn, also of Perry. She is a 2015 graduate of Robert Lee High School in Montgomery. U.S. Air Force Airman U.S. Air Force Airman Steinhatchee AARP Chapter 4064 is sponsoring a political forum on Friday, July 27, at 6:30 pm. at the Steinhatchee Community Center. Candidates running for the ofce of county commissioner, District 3, have been invited to share their concerns and ideas for improving the district. Additionally, candidates will also be asked how they intend to work with other commissioners to better the county. Also on the agenda will be the Dixie County school board race for District 5. (This district covers the Jena area. Most of the Steinhatchee area middle and high school students attend Dixie County schools because they are much closer than the schools in Perry.) The public may ask questions after each candidate has stated his or her ideas, and the moderator will also introduce additional subjects. Light refreshments will be served. Political forum planned July 27 in Steinhatchee An AARP Driver Safety Class will be offered Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Perry Shrine Club located at 1050 Courtney Rd. The cost is $15 for AARP national members and $20 for non-members. Participants may be eligible to earn a multi-year discount on their auto insurance. (Please contact your auto insurer for details on savings.) Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. To register, please call Peggy Williams for details at (850) 838-0697. Local class is planned Aug. 4 Sarah Veal of Perry has received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprot university held commencement ceremonies earlier this year to celebrate the recent graduation of more than 15,000 students from across the country. WGU has recognized 8,938 undergraduate and 6,734 graduate degree recipients who have completed their degrees since Jan. 1. Their areas of study include business, K-12 education, information technology and health professions, including nursing. The average time to graduation for those earning a bachelors degree was two years, four months. The average age of graduates is 38.Veal earns BS nursing degree Local Girl Scouts will hold an Introduction to Scouts meet and greet at the Rosehead Park Splash Pad Friday, Aug. 3, from 6-8 p.m. Parents and children are invited to come play and nd out more about Girl Scouts, organizers said.Meet the scouts Aug. 3 Special Olympics of Taylor County is hosting a Family Fun Run Saturday, July 28, at Rosehead Park. Registration for the onemile run/walk will start at 6 a.m. and the run will begin at 7 a.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds benet the local Special Olympics program. Fun Run benets Taylor County Special Olympics


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A-7 Taco Times July 18, 2018 Religion GLAD TIDINGS Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her. --Luke 10:41-42 By DANIEL COPELAND Making choices is a fundamental component of what it means to be human. We consider, we appraise, we compare and inevitably we choose. We make hundreds or thousands of choices a day, and even when it seems that we are not making choices, we are being carried along by a strong current of choices we have been making leading up to that moment. We cant always predict what the outcome will be of all these many choices we are making. Its hard to perfectly weight the cost/benet of one direction over another, and its even harder to sense the accumulating result of all the little choices we continuously make day by day. Imagine if you could make just one monumental choice, at the very outset of your rational existence, which would determine all the rest like a cascading ow of dominos. If you could make such a choice, what would it be? Perhaps it seems to you that life cant be reduced so simply to a single choice, but maybe that intuition is wrong. Maybe part of what makes us feel broken in our human experience is a kind of fragmentation that occurs when we have divided interests. When our hearts are divided, life and decisionmaking can become quite complicated. We may nd ourselves worried and bothered about many things precisely because too many things are important to us. Too many things seem necessary. The words of the Lord can seem out of touch with the complexities of the lives we live, cant they? How can only one thing be necessary? How can all of lifes concerns be reduced down to one monumental choice, like two men choosing their portion of an inheritance, or like two men going down separate paths on a divided road? I suppose it shouldnt surprise us. The Lord said a lot of things like this that seem out of touch with our sensibilities or contrary to our intuition, and usually without explanation. Its as though he intends to leave us with but one simple choice: Either we believe him, or we dont. In truth, that choice really is a monumental one. Its the kind of choice that can unify and simplify and harmonize all other choices that lay before us. It is, we might say, the one choice that is necessary. Daniel Copeland serves as a teaching elder at St. Johns Christian Fellowship Church, located at 6050 Puckett Road in Perry. He may be reached at: the good part Action-packed adventure begins Sunday Westside Baptist Church invites local youth to come aboard the Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School planned Sunday, July 22, through Wednesday, July 25. Programs will be held from 5:308:30 p.m. nightly at the church, located at 3255 Hampton Springs Ave. Rolling River Rampage VBS is billed as an action-packed adventure. We will take rafters on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God. Along the way, children discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything. Relevant music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation and memorable Bible stories will help kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of amazing grace, volunteers said. VBS in the Park set July 28 Three local churches invite you to join them for VBS in the Park Saturday, July 28, at City Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free, one-day Vacation Bible School (VBS) will feature a water slide, crafts, pizza, music and dancing. The event is being sponsored by Southside Baptist Church, Midway Baptist and San Pedro Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome. Obituaries Carol Jean Howell Carol Jean Howell, 80, died July 13, 2018. Carol was born April 6, 1938, in Perry, to Olan Murphy and Evie (Hodges) Murphy. Carol loved spending time with her family, cooking and gardening. She was an active and founding member of Community Church of Perry, where she led the choir in singing. Carol was preceded in death by: her husband of 60 years, Pastor Franklin Dennis Howell; her sonin-law, Clay Callaway; her parents, Olan and Evie (Hodges) Murphy; and her brother, Marvin Murphy. She is survived by: two children, Carol Denise (Howell) Callaway and Eric Howell and his wife, Vera; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, J. Fred Murphy and his wife, Imogene; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m., at Indian Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Mason Callaway ofciating. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at Burns Funeral Home of Perry. Additionally, the family received friends on Saturday, July 14, at Carols residence from 10-2 p.m. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Perry. Friends may sign the online guest book at www. joepburnsfuneralhomes. com. Virgil Oakley SlaughterV. Oakley Slaughter, 95, a fth generation Floridian, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, at his home in Columbia, Tenn. Born April 22, 1923, in Bradenton, he was the second son of Robert Eugene Slaughter and Annie Lorene Smith Slaughter. On Nov. 5, 1943, he married the love of his life, Althea Murray Carter Slaughter. Following 70 years of marriage, Althea preceded him in death in 2014. Oakley was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ, worshipping most recently with the Smyrna Road congregation in Lewisburg, Tenn. Survivors include: his son, Bob Slaughter (Pam) of Columbia, Tenn., and daughters, Candace Blankenship (Claude) of Brentwood, Tenn., and Debby Rowley (Alan) of Melbourne, Australia. He has 10 grandchildren living from coast-to-coast in the United States and in Australia and 24 greatgrandchildren. Oakley was also survived by: his sister, Dora Ella Shefeld of Florida; and his sister-in-law, Priscilla Holbert of Virginia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Oakley was preceded in death by: his brother, Cyril O (Buck) Slaughter; his sister, Dorma Jean Slaughter; and his eldest son, Richard Greg Slaughter. As a Christian, his rst priority in life was always the will of God. He was a faithful man of God, serving as an elder in three congregations and teaching Bible classes. He never missed an opportunity to encourage others in their love for and obedience to the Lord while remaining a humble and dedicated servant himself. Oakley was a grocer by occupation. He started work with his local A&P Food store when he was just a youngster, working with them part-time when he was a student and fulltime after graduating from high school. He returned to A&P after serving in the U.S. Navy, seeing active duty in WWII, including involvement at Normandy in the D-Day invasion. He worked with A&P in numerous roles over a 43-year career, after which he became the owner of Towne Square Grocery in Perry. The store opened many avenues of ministry for Oakley as he reached out to people in all walks of life. He retired from his career at 69. The honorary and active pallbearers were: Oakleys grandsons Mike Rapp, Trace Blankenship, Chris Alley, Kevin Demoff, CJ Blankenship, Jon Blankenship and Chris Blankenship; greatgrandson, Blaine Hendry; and dear friends, Buster Collins and Roscoe Brannon. The family visited with friends Monday, July 9, from 5-8 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home in Columbia, Tenn., and on Tuesday, July 10, from 12-1 p.m. A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 10, at 1 p.m. with Earl Campbell ofciating. Interment followed at Polk Memorial Gardens. A special thanks to Oakleys friends far and wide who spent time visiting with him, calling, sending cards and church bulletins, and holding him in their prayers. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Evangelism Missions, Stewartsville Church of Christ, PO Box 93, Cloverdale, Ala., 35617, Attn: Wayne Barrier. Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www. Oakley Slaughter, reading his BibleOlliff The family of Joan Olliff would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for the love, prayers, visits, food and owers during our time of sorrow. You will never know how much that meant to our family. Special thanks to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, St. Johns Christian Fellowship, Westside Baptist Church, Covenant Hospice, Pastor Tim and Lacretia McDonald, Donna Burlinghoff and Burns Funeral Home. Julian Olliff, Jason Johnson and family, Eddie and Rhonda Johnson and family, Teresa and Billy Gipson and family, and BJ Johnson and family Card of Thanks In the Bible, glad tidings is frequently translated to mean to tell good news and to preach the gospel. This space -made available to all local pastors -is dedicated to messages of good news to ll readers with uplifting thoughts to carry with them throughout the week. Daniel Copeland Church news? E-mail to: newsdesk@perry


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A-10 Taco Times July 18, 2018 Community Jones off to the races at worlds largest rodeo Haley Jones, a senior at Aucilla Christian Academy, has earned a position on the Georgia State National High School rodeo team and is in Rock Springs, Wyo., this week competing at the 70th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the barrel race competition. This is the second time Jones has qualied for the NHSF Rodeo. The daughter of Chad and Coleen Agner, she will be attending Missouri Valley College (MVC) in Marshall, Mo., in the Fall to major in pre-med. While there, she will be a member of the MVC rodeo team and will compete in the collegiate rodeo circuit. This weeks NHSFR -the worlds largest rodeo -features more than 1,650 contestants from 43 states, ve Canadian provinces, Australia and Mexico. In addition to competing for more than $200,000 in prizes, contestants will also be competing for more than $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a NHSFR World Champion. To earn this title, contestants must nish in the Top 20 based on their combined times/scores in the rst two rounds to advance to Saturday evenings nal round. Along with the rodeo competition, contestants will have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and shopping at the NHSFR trade show. Daily results are available online at Johnson wins fourth place at rst national competition Barnyard Crossts Cade Johnson, 17, recently took part in the USA Weightlifting Youth National Championships held in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he competed in Olympic-style weightlifting in two lifting events (snatch, and clean and jerk). He totaled 250 kg (551 pounds), with an 111 kg (244-pound) snatch and an 139 kg (306-pound) clean and jerk in the 85 kg (187-pound) weight class. This was Johnsons rst national weightlifting meet, and he brought home a fourth-place nish against some of the strongest competitors in the nation. Under the coaching of Candace and Orry Agner, Johnson has already earned a handful of rst place nishes in Olympic weightlifting, including a fourth place nish at the 2018 state weightlifting championship held in April. His success truly reects his dedication and hard work, as well as his love for the sport, his coaches said. Johnson is the son of Richard and Alise Johnson of Perry. Haley Jones, the daughter of Chad and Coleen Agner, is competing in barrel racing this week at the National High School Finals in held Rock Springs, Wyo. Rising Stars Cade Johnson, the son of Richard and Alise Johnson, competed at the USA Weightlifting Youth National Championships held in Grand Rapids, Mich. Cade Johnson, an incoming high school senior, Taylor Countys Hunter Harvey won reserve champion (runner up) in team roping at the 26th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR), which came to a close Friday, July 13, at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. The worlds richest youth rodeo awarded more than $250,000 in prize money, championship saddles and buckles on Friday after the nals performance The IFYR commenced with more than 850 registered contestants and 1,411 event entries. After two long-gos and 10 performances, the top 15 contestants with the highest averages from each event competed in the nals on Friday, July 13 for a shot at the championships. These athletes gave it their all this week, proving they deserve these hardearned titles, said Chris Dunlap, assistant director of the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center and International Finals Youth Rodeo. With contestants from 33 states, Australia and New Zealand, the IFYR brings together the worlds top youth rodeo competitors. We would like to congratulate our champions and thank our sponsors, contestants and volunteers who made this event possible. The International Finals Youth Rodeo, held annually since 1993, is a non-prot organization that presents top high school athletes with a professional rodeo. The internationally-recognized IFYR is held annually at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center. The event includes contestants competing in 10 events running simultaneously in three arenas over six days. Harvey wins at international rodeo nals Taco Times & Perry News-Herald(850) 584-5513 |


MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE. Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21. 8 a.m. 2 p.m. 2748 Courtney Rd. Perry, Fla. 32347. Furniture, household items, clothes, toys and much more. 7/18-7/20 MISC FOR SALE Saddle blanket seat covers for 2000 Sport Cab Ford F-150 40/60 front and back: $40. Burgundy camper shell with front and side sliding windows: $150. (850) 843-8627 7/18-7/25 WE BUY Scrap Metal and Junk Cars. (850) 838-5865. RC FOR RENT TAKING APPLICATIONS on 3 bedroom/2 bath house. Hwy 19 South. $600 per month, plus deposit. (850) 843-5815. 7/18-7/20 WEEKLY RENTAL. 2 bedroom/1 bath single-wide mobile home off Hwy. 98 in city limits. $225 per week, plus rst/last/$150 security deposit. (727) 433-4514. 7/18-7/20 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT available. Credit check required. Applications available at Ware Oil. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. 5 p.m., call (850) 584-6666. WO WOODRIDGE APARTMENTS Accepting applications for 1, 2 and 3 BR HC and Non-HC accessible apartments. HUD vouchers considered. Call (850) 584-5668. 709 W. Church St., Perry, FL 32348. TDD 711. Equal Housing Opportunity. WA FOR SALE: 1991 Fleetwood single-wide. 14 x 70 ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Delivered and set up. $15,900. Interested parties call Perry Repo Outlet. 584-7094. EMHP REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: 221 North between Shiloh Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre lots with paved roads. Owner nancing available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or (850) 584-7466. EF SERVICES JOE COXWELL WELDING LLC Welding Fabrication & Repair Mobile Service (850) 843-3500. JC 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 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 LOOKING FOR housecleaning lady. Please call (850) 295-5357. 7/18-7/20 AUCILLA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY is currently accepting applications for an assistant maintenance technician position. Responsibilities include general maintenance repairs such as plumbing, electrical, painting, carpentry etc. and landscaping such as mowing, weeding, trimming, etc. Applicants must have or be willing to immediately obtain a CDL Class B license with appropriate endorsements for school bus drivers. Also, must be a positive, Christian role model. For more information or to apply, please email a rsum to Richard Finlayson at rnlayson@aucilla. org. 7/18-7/20 ACA 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 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. Custodian part-time. Fireghter/Lieutenant full-time. TCBCC 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 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 CHECK STATION OPERATOR The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is now hiring personnel for seasonal work at check stations during the upcoming hunting season. The check stations will operate on the following dates: Archery from 9/22 10/7/18 on Snipe Island, Spring Creek and Tide Swamp Units and from 9/29 10/14/18 on the Hickory Mound Unit; Muzzleloader from 10/26 28/2018 on the Snipe Island, Spring Creek and Tide Swamp Units, General Gun from 11/311/18/18 on Snipe Island, Hickory Mound, Spring Creek and Tide Swamp; Youth Turkey from 3/9 /2019 on Snipe Island, Spring Creek and Tide Swamp, Spring Turkey from 3/16/2019 3/31/19 on Snipe Island, Spring Creek and Tide Swamp. Positions are available in Taylor County. Starting pay rate is $8.25/hour. Apply at the Big Bend Field Ofce at 663 Plantation Road in Perry or call (850) 838-9027 for more information. 7/18-8/31LEGALS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF File No. 622018CP000344XXXXCX Division BETTE DAVIS DIORIO a/k/a BETTE ANN DAVIS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BETTE DAVIS DIORIO, also known as BETTE ANN DAVIS, deceased, whose date of death was February 26, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Taylor County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 108 North Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32348. The names and addresses of the ancillary personal representative and the ancillary personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is: July 18, 2018. Signed on this 13 day of June, 2018. YOSHIMI O. SMITH, ESQ. Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 905151 Beller Smith P. L. 2101 NW Corporate Blvd., Suite 316 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 Telephone: 561-994-4316 Email: Secondary Email: kayla@bellersmith. com PHILIP DIORIO Ancillary Personal Representative 15 Sylvan Road Shelter Island Heights, New York 11965 7/18-7/25 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION. Case No. 2018-378-CP In Re: The Estate of: LOLA VIRGINIA GRANTHAM, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LOLA VIRGINIA GRANTHAM, deceased, whose date of death was May 26, 2018; File Number 2018378-CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Taylor County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post The name and address of the copersonal representatives and their 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: July 18, 2018. SMITH & ASSOCIATES ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A. MICHAEL S. SMITH Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives Florida Bar No. 169621 P.O. Drawer 579 Perry, Florida 32348 Telephone: (850) 584-3812 DEBORAH DIANNE HALE, Co-Personal Representative for the Estate of LOLA VIRGINIA GRANTHAM, deceased KARLA DALE WEEKLY, Co-Personal Representative for the Estate of LOLA VIRGINIA GRANTHAM, deceased 7/18, 7/25 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION. CASE NUMBER: 62-2018-CA-000048 CONNIE MARIE SPEES and TAMMY MARIE SPORER F/K/A TAMMY MARIE SPEES, Plaintiff, -vs PATSY THORNTON and CHARLES RASO, II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I, Annie Mae Murphy, Clerk of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit, in and for Taylor County, Florida, pursuant to the Uniform Judgment In Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, will sell at public sale the following described property situate in Taylor County, Florida, to wit: Commence at the point of intersection of the East boundary line of the NW of the SE of Section 27, Township 4 South, Range 7 East and the northerly right of way line of the Live Oak, Perry and Gulf Railroad and run S 65 degrees 58 29 W, along said R/W Line, 838.11 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence from said Point of Beginning continue S 65 degrees 58 29 W, along said R/W 317.80 feet; thence run S 02 degrees 03 14 E, 86.27 feet to the north R/W line of highway 98; thence run N 65 degrees 58 29 E, along said North R/W line, 316.71 feet; thence run N 01 degree 23 14 W, 86.68 feet to the POB. Said parcel contains 0.58 acres, more or less. ALSO Commence at the Point of intersection of the East boundary line of the NW of SE of Section 27, Township 4 South, Range 7 East and the Northerly Right of Way line of the Live Oak, Perry and Gulf Railroad and run S 65 degrees 58 29 W 838.11 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence from said Point of Beginning continue S 65 degrees 58 29 W along said R/W 317.80 feet; thence run N 02 degrees 03 14 W 322.61 feet; thence run N 66 degrees 49 59 E 319.91 feet; thence run S 01degrees 23 14 E 318.96 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel containing 2.18 acres and is located in the NW of SE of Section 27, Township 4 South, Range 7 East, Taylor County, Florida. Subject to covenants, restrictions and easements of record. Said sale shall be made to the highest and best bidder for cash pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause and will be held at the following place and time: Taylor County Courthouse, East steps, 108 North Jefferson Street, Suite 102, Perry, Florida 32347, on Tuesday, the 14th day of August, 2018, commencing at the hour of 11:00 A.M. All interested parties shall be governed accordingly by this Notice. DATED this 12 day of July, 2018. Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of the Court Terri Young Deputy Clerk 7/18, 7/25 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida, will hold a Public Hearing to receive input on using Tourism Development Funds for the installation of street lighting on Keaton Beach Drive, the Keaton Beach Boat Ramp and the Keaton Beach Coastal Park  and to hear any public concerns about safety or input to determine if Keaton Beach residents are in favor of street lighting on Keaton Beach Drive, the Keaton Beach Boat Ramp and the Keaton Beach Coastal Park. The Public Hearing shall be held at the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Taylor County Building in Perry, Florida, at the regular meeting of the Board, on MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018, AT 6:15 P.M. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Notice is hereby given pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105 that any person or persons deciding to appeal any matter considered at this Public Hearing will need a record of the hearing 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 based. The Public Hearing may be continued to one or more dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the Public Hearing shall be announced during the Public Hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published. Dated this 12th day of July 2018, by Annie Mae Murphy, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida. 7/18, 7/25 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 A-11 Taco Times July 18, 2018 Having a yard sale? Put it in the paper! 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 12


A-12 Taco Times July 18, 2018 (Continued from page 11) 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 TDA 18-020 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Bishop Enterprises, LLC the holder of year of issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2012 Description of Property: Parcel Number R10451-040 Section 30 Township 09 Range 10 Steinhatchee Subdivision, Lots 8 9 & 10 Containing .40 acres, more or less. Recorded in Taylor County Name in which assessed: David & Ellyn Frankel 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 20th day of August, 2018 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this 18 day of July, 2018 Signature: Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida To make sure friends and neighbors know about your party... ...Perry Newspapers oers customizable EVENT ANNOUCEMENTS Tis the season of pool parties, shindigs and back-to-school bashes Call (850) 584-5513 or email In a memo to the commission, Cox said the bid committee had met with Tuten Logging, and determined that the 36.5 for a potential solar farm, leaving the conversion of the remaining 58 acres for a later date. This would for the county, which according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, would have to be kept in a separate account for use at the airport. However, at the commissions June 19 meeting, Cox said she had spoken with Tuten Logging again, and they had reached an agreement to convert just 25 acres to grassland, which would leave the county with $73,000 in timber revenue after the cost of clearing the 25 acres. Commissioner Jim Moody, who has been a strong advocate of the county pursuing a solar if the new proposal would leave enough room for that possibility. Cox answered that it would, and the remaining property would be cleared of debris with the stumps left in the ground. When Commission Chairwoman Pam Feagle asked if any board members had anything they wished to discuss, Page said he did. Benji (Tuten) for helping the county out, Page said. This was the only viable bid, and I appreciate that. Now, Im not a timber expert, but each of us as commissioners, we have a duty of care. If I had a tract of timber like at the airport, what a prudent person would want to do is to have an appraisal done on the timber to be sold. Benjis price may be high, it may be low, it may be just right. We didnt do that. Im not a lawyer, thats why we hire Mr. Bishop, Page said. Im not an accountant, thats why we hire Mr. Powell to audit our books. And, you can put this in the paper. We will not be doing our due diligence if we didnt ask for an appraisal -its not that expensive -before we sold it. Ive had complaints from other loggers that they didnt want to bid on (the project) because it had the land-clearing part in it. I said to staff early on that we should have split this thing up. It would have been simpler on Benji, and it would have opened it up to everybody. Benji already has a number on it, Page continued. I dont want to put him at any disadvantage, because everybody already knows what he bid on it. I understand that. Page suggested that since the timber was probably growing at a rate of 3-4% annually, the county could wait a year and then bid out the project again. That would give us time to get an appraisal, if this is what the board decides to do, and then you have something to base your decision on, he said. We spent many a hour (on the bid), and we were the only company that actually did it -beating the bushes and coming up with an appraisal on that timber, said Tuten, who was at the meeting. We offered almost $2,000 an acre for the timber. Thats substantial. Im thinking about what the press is going to say about us if we sold timber and didnt get an appraisal, Page said. To me, its just good business practice. I appreciate the time you put into it. But, you bid it out, Tuten said. You got an appraisal when you bid it out, Moody said. All of those loggers could have bid. All the loggers that contacted me didnt bid on it because of the site work, Page said. If we got it backwards, we need to learn the lesson this time, Feagle said. If it needs an appraisal, we need to be doing the appraisal and then going out for bids, instead of going out for bids and then let everybody know what his bid is, which is not fair to him. Its not fair, I agree, Page said. And then say, Oh no, were not going to do that then, and were going to stop and back up and change our mind and do an appraisal. I agree with what you said. We should have gotten an appraisal. That would have been the right thing to do. But, Im not sure its fair to Mr. Tuten, Feagle said. Its not, Moody said. Page asked County Attorney Conrad Bishop if it was proper to make changes to the proposal as suggested by Cox. Bishop answered that it was, adding that the county regularly negotiates with successful bidders to lower the cost of projects when there are not I have to say, from the frustration as a county employee just getting people to bid on projects because it is so cost-intensive, County Commissioner Steve Spradley said. If we were to wait until next year and not accept the bid as it is, its eventually going to get to where people are not going to bid at all. We just have to make those adjustments where we have an idea of what the property is worth before we put it out for bid. We have a bid, and Id just hate to see us put people out and then the county has shot itself in the foot. We asked for the bid. We got the bid. We need to go with that bid, Commissioner Thomas Demps said. Unless we have a reason to reject that bid, and I havent heard a reason yet why we should reject it. Nobodys up here saying theyll give more money for that timber, thats for sure, Moody said. People could have been right here in this audience. Page then suggested just selling the timber outright, while leaving the site work for later, adding that he didnt see the rush. Cox said the FAA would not let the county leave the property a mess. As the discussion drew to a close, Page said he would vote with the majority of this board...whatever you decide. Moody made a motion to accept Tutens bid and move forward with the project, with Demps offering a second to the motion. However, when Feagle called for the vote, Page said, Im going to have to vote no. I vote no. Benji, its nothing personal. I think we got it backwards, and I dont see the rush. Moodys motion passed 4-1. Get your Kiss the Cook apron ready, grab your favorite tongs and pick out your favorite recipe. BBQ connoisseurs can rejoice! The wait is nearly over. On September 21-22, at Perrys Forest Capital Park, the annual Smokin in the Pines BBQ Festival will once again bring a little smoke and spice to Taylor County. With over $10,000 to be awarded in cash and prizes, competition at the festival Were going to be paying out lots of cash! Taylor County Chamber of Commerce President Dawn Taylor said. In addition to the open BBQ competition, the Peoples Choice competition, and the KidzQue competition, this year Smokin in the Pines has partnered with the National BBQ News to bring the Sauces of Honor Sauce Contest to the line-up. While the competition gets saucy, festival-goers will be entertained by the many sights and sounds of the two-day event. There will be awesome country and southern rock music by nationally-known performers all weekend long, great vendors, crafts, food, a Kidz-Zone play area, BBQ sampling and much more! Taylor said. General admission to the event is free. More information on the festival, as well as applications to sign up for the various competitions, is available at www. Information is also available at the Perry-Taylor Chamber of Commerce at (850) 584-5366. September 21 & 22 2018 Smokin in the Pines BBQ Festival LOGGING Continued from page 1 time, festival organizers have partnered with National BBQ News to bring festival-goers a new Sauces of Honor contest to add to the events many competitions. Over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the festival. Applications to compete in any of the festival contests are available at www. smokininthepinesbbq.comBoard approves bid, but agrees they should seek appraisals in the future At the Booking Desk 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 29: James Kaleb Peacock, 23, 2726 Lakeside Dr., possession of analogs, Sgt. Vinson, TCSO. Kenneth Earl Padgett, 41, 345 Bradshaw Blvd., possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia. David Miles, 24, 2911 Golf Course Rd., possession of analogs, Sgt. Vinson, TCSO. Chaddrick Ellis, 29, 112 S. Beverly St., 29, 112 S. Beverly St., assault on law enforcement ofcer, ee/ attempt to elude police ofcer, knowingly driving with license suspended, false name to law enforcement ofcer, possession of less than 20 grams cannabis, resist/obstruct/oppose ofcer without violence, reckless driving, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Jeremy T. Cooper, 39, 1860 Ellison Gamble Rd., VOP-burglary of structure/ conveyance, Dep. Melvin, TCSO. James Edward Moses, 33, 1213 Parkview St., out of county warrant, driving with license suspended or revoked, Trp. Clements, FHP. Alfredo Roosevelt Graham, III, 21, 409 W. Cherry St., domestic assault, criminal mischief, Ptl. Mitchell, PPD. June 30: Dorothy Ann Archer, 50, 2257 Turkey Oak Rd., simple domestic battery, Dep. James, TCSO. Florence Jan Williams, 25, 111 BelAir St., reemployment assistance fraud, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. Dustin Jameson Bain, 34, 101 Pine Tree Rd., DUI, refuse to submit DUI test, driving with license suspended, obstruction without violence, Sgt. Young, TCSO. Jeffery Garner, 27, 803 Stephen Ct., VOP-driving with license suspended or revoked, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Lance Devin Foskey, 31, 172 Jackson Rd., DUI, Ofcer OConner. William Hardy Cruce, 37, 1428 Bernard Johnson Rd., FTA-pre-trial, Ptl. Phelps, PPD. James Earl Boyington, 81, 113 Temple Terrace, DUI, Trp. Swindle, FHP. Jesus G. Sanchez, 19, 4562 Waldo Circle, DUI, Ofcer OConner. Maria Teresa Davis, 35, Archer, retail theft of merchandise, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. Kile Jackson Buchanan, 23, no address given, out of county warrant, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO.