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At the request of Commissioner Steve Spradley, the county will consider amending or repealing an ordinance specifying where golf carts are allowed on certain sections of county-owned roadways around Keaton Beach. Spradley brought up the issue at the countys Monday, Aug. 6 meeting, suggesting the zone in which golf carts are allowed -and where the speed limit is signicantly lower -be shortened on one side of Keaton Beach Road and extended on the other side of the Keaton Beach Boat Ramp. Spradley stated that the current ordinance allows golf carts to be used on Beach Road from the JL Gibson Road to Jody Morgan Grade. We have a stretch of rural roadway where trafc is slowing down unnecessarily, Spradley said. I think the public would be better served to have the speed limit slow down beginning at Sawgrass Estates. The original ordinance established the boundary at Index Editorial . ................. A-4 Living . ..................... A-5 Religion . ................. A-6 Sports . ................... A-8 Classieds . ............ A-9 Community . .......... A-10 Weather Wednesday50%90 76 91 73 20% Thursday Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1963 50 One Section 55th year, No. 34 Wednesday August 22, 2018 State Attorney declines to prosecute Cone case Under the conditions of a deferred prosecution agreement signed on Aug. 15, Jeffrey Siegmeister, State Attorney for the Third Judicial Circuit, has declined to pursue charges of grand theft and ofcial misconduct against former longtime Taylor County probation ofcer Calvin Cone Jr. Rather than moving forward with prosecution of the case, Siegmeisters ofce opted to le a No Information document in exchange for Cone complying with the conditions spelled out in an attached agreement, which includes: payment of $1,800 to the Clerk of Court, State Attorneys Ofce and state investigators, not seeking reappointment to his position as a probation ofcer, not seeking any future position that would require him to personally handle public funds, waiving his right to a speedy trial and waiving his right to a statute of limitations defense. The Agreement for Conditional No Information signed by Cone, his attorney (Sean Crisafulli from Lake City) and Assistant State Attorney John Foster Durrett, states: It is alleged that you have committed an offense against the State of Florida, to wit: grand theft and ofcial misconduct, in violation of Florida Statutes. After an investigation of the offenses alleged and your background, it appears that the interests of the State of Florida and your own best interests will be served by the following procedures: A No Information shall be led to conclude this prosecution, and shall remain in place indenitely thereafter provided that you abide by the following conditions: ) You shall pay $1,500 to the Taylor County Clerk of Courts, as directed. ) You shall pay $50 state costs to the State Attorneys Ofce, as directed. ) You shall pay $250 cost of investigation to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, as directed. ) You have tendered Calvin Cone Thanks in large part to the ad valorem tax exemption incentive coming before local voters for renewal on the Aug. 28 ballot, Taylor County is poised to soon see construction begin on the countys largest residential real estate investment to date. Prospect Development Group -the developers behind a proposed $21 million, upscale apartment complex to be located on U.S. 19 in Perry -has cleared the last remaining hurdle standing in the way of beginning construction later this year. In addition to being the rst large-scale apartment complex built here since 1971, the project is being referred to as the rst local gated community and the largest residential development in the history of Perry. According to Taylor County Development Authority First gated residential community: New $21 million apartment project clears nal hurdlePlease see page 3Close call Initial investigation lists equipment failure as a likely cause of a semi crash Monday morning on log truck escaped without injury. Using DNA and dental records, investigators have positively identied the severely-burned body discovered just over one month ago in a heavily wooded area of Taylor County as belonging to a missing Port St. Joe man. According to Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce (TCSO) Inv. Gina Deeson, both DNA and dental records have conrmed the body found in a wildlife management area off Highway 98 West as being Gerald Jerry Dale Stokoe, 76. Stokoe was last seen in the Port St. Joe area on Wednesday, July 18. Two days later, on Friday, July 20, the TCSO received information from the Port St. Joe Police Department regarding the location of a missing person near Hwy. 98 west of Perry. According to Deeson, Mr. Stokoes cell phone was pinged and provided a general vicinity of the phone in the area of Lower Econna River Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Deputies responded to the area, assisted by the Perry Police Department (PPD) and Florida Department of Corrections K-9 units. At approximately 2:53 p.m., deputies located Mr. Stokoes vehicle on an unnamed road within the WMA and the body of an unidentied male nearby, Deesons report stated. The initial investigation revealed that the body had been involved in a reBurned body identied as missing Port St. Joe man Please see page 2 Please see page 2 County commissioners unanimously agreed to advertise a proposed ordinance amending the boundaries of golf cart zones at Keaton Beach held at a future board meeting to consider the ordinance. Please see page 11 Phase I of the canopy project will concentrate on the city block located design rendering above. The Perry City Council voted unanimously last week to move forward with Phase I of its long-awaited downtown canopy/balcony project, utilizing grant funds and its portion of one-cent sales tax revenues to cover the estimated $1.2 million cost. The bid was awarded to Oliver Sperry Renovation of Tallahassee, which was the lone bidder on the project. The scope of work will include installing canopies and balconies on one city block (in front of the buildings located between Main Street and Green Street -directly across the street from the courthouse) as well as bumpouts at Main and Green streets. The enhanced crosswalks (bumpouts) will feature oak trees and brick pavers. The current red lights at both intersections will be replaced with freestanding old style trafc lights. We will have new concrete on the sidewalks and oak trees -two at each corner of the bumpouts. The crepe myrtles will be removed just out of the project area only. We will relocate the streetlights in another area. They will also take care of all the metal and underground work to support the balconies and Council approves $1.2 million canopy project Please see page 2County to revisit golf cart ordinance


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Christie Battles, a senior in the Assurances Services Department of Thomas Howell Ferguson PA, CPA, has been chosen to be in the Florida Institute of CPAs Emerging Leaders Class. Battles is among young leaders from across the state accepted into the program, which is designed to prepare them for leading the next generation of professionals. Participants will also get to meet with local leaders in the accounting profession, as well as local elected ofcials and leadership experts. Battles, who is married to James Battles, is a graduate of Florida State University, holding a masters degree in accounting.A-5 Taco Times August 22, 2018 Living Free Zumba, family classes offered at B&G ClubThe Boys & Girls Club invites parents of their members to join them for free Zumba and family relationship classes every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 1 p.m., starting Tuesday, Sept. 4. During this time we will network and share resources to help strengthen our families. We will explore powerful tools that will help improve the relationships, communication and dynamics of family life. We will also enjoy a great workout with great people and great music, Director Emily Ketring said. The free classes will be held at the Boys & Girls Club Teen Center, located behind Veterans Memorial Park. Cornhole Tournament, Biker Bash planned Sept. 15The Perry Elks Lodge invites residents to join the fun at two upcoming fund-raising events planned Saturday, Sept. 15: elimination format; registration is $30 per team with a 1 p.m. start time for the rst 32 teams to register. (lunch included); 10 a.m. bike and Jeep parade. For more information on either event, please call (850) Pre-K, Steinhatchee Elementary to host Open House eventsTwo Taylor County schools will host Open House events in September. Steinhatchee Elementary School will welcome parents Tuesday, Sept. 11, starting at 5 p.m. Parents of Pre-K students are invited to visit the school Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Additional open house events planned in August include: Taylor County Middle School, Aug. 27, 6 p.m.; Taylor County Elementary School, Aug. 28, at 5:30 p.m. and Taylor County High School, Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m. Nancy and Shannon Todd announce the engagement of the son of Billy and Patricia Sadler, and Shaun and Sarah Cayson, all of Perry. The wedding will be an occasion of Saturday, Oct. 20, at 4:30 p.m., at Calvary Baptist Church with a reception to follow at the Perry Elks Lodge. All family and friends are invited to attend. Oct. 20 wedding to unite Todd, Cayson Make a difference...volunteer! 4-H is always looking for volunteers. Adults ages 18 and older are encouraged to join 4-H -a volunteer-powered organization. Volunteers receive support, guidance and help making ideas into reality from the UF/IFAS Taylor County Extension staff and the 4-H agent. Other perks include access to 4-H curriculums, workshops, trainings and other resources from University of Florida Cooperative Extension. Some volunteers choose to volunteer on a regular basis by starting their own clubs, volunteering with an existing club or mentoring through the many different youth development programs. Others help out on a short-term or annual schedule with special events or running short programs. To get involved, please contact 4-H Extension Agent Abbey Tharpe at (850) 838-3508 to discuss programming opportunities and receive information about how to complete the volunteer selection process. Linnere named director of teaching and learningMichelle Hughes Linnere, formerly of Perry, has been named executive director of teaching and learning at Mt. Healthy City Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio. She will lead the department comprised of coordinators, administrators and teachers as the district continues to focus on several important goals of the strategic plan, Education Destination. She has already begun her work in reviewing the strategic plan and making connections with the staff. Its all about building relationships with colleagues and the students, Linnere said. Linnere, the daughter of Lawrence and Betty Hughes of Perry, grew up in Perry. She attained her Bachelors of Science in elementary education and then a masters in administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. She taught elementary grades 3-5 in Taylor County then joined the Florida Department of Education in 2004 as elementary math and science program specialist and environmental science specialist. While there, she found her niche in the Bureau of School Improvement by assisting schools through initiatives such as Assistance Plus, Floridas Continuous Improvement Model, Differentiated High Schools that Work. Linnere moved to accepting a position with Cincinnati public schools as curriculum manager for science, health and physical education. She was a central ofce lead for Vision 2020 schools as she collaborated with and advised building leaders on innovative designs and curriculum initiatives aligned with their Vision 2020 focus. She has extensive experience working with principals and coaching teachers and staff to assure that all students nd success in their educational journey. I want to ensure that the education we are providing prepares students for the world. We want to give them a toolbox for choices, teach them selfadvocacy and community service as well as the empowerment skills to nd purpose and passion in what they are meant to do, Linnere said of her new position. An emerging leader Members of the Taylor County Historical Society Volunteer Committee are reminded of a meeting tonight (Wednesday) starting at 6 p.m. Plans for upcoming fundraisers and events will be discussed. The meeting will be held at the Historical Society building (located at the corner of Main and Washington streets) and all are welcome.TaCo Historical Society volunteers meet tonight


A-6 Taco Times August 22, 2018 Religion Please e-mail newsdesk@ to place FREE church announcements. Arlene J. BarrettaArlene J. Barretta, 82, of Perry passed away Aug. 10, 2018, at her home after a long illness. She was born in Teaneck, N.J. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Gertrude Barretta. In 1971, she moved to Westtown, N.Y., with her family and from there to Cobleskill, N.Y. She retired from Stiefel Inc. in Oak Hill, N.Y., where she worked as a machine operator for 13 years, retiring in 2006 and moving to Florida She is survived by her children, Lori Armstrong of Jacksonville, Leslie Baxter of Perry, George Armstrong of Perry, Ronald Armstrong Sr. of Daytona Beach, Beth (Edward) Ewanciw of Westtown, N.Y., and Tracy Armstrong of Jacksonville; her grandsons, Ronald (Caitlin) Armstrong Jr. of Jacksonville, George (Brittany) Armstrong III of LaPorte, Texas, and Hunter Armstrong of Perry; and three great-grandchildren, Kylee, Zeke and Remington Armstrong. She also leaves behind three sisters, Celeste Barretta of Port Charlotte, Colette Barretta of Middleburgh, N.Y., and Althea Nolan of Harrington Park, N.J., as well as many nieces and nephews. Arlene was predeceased by her two dear brothers, Arthur and Alfred Barretta, and also her best friend, her grandmother Angelina Barretta. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Research Hospital, 1-800822-6344, Memorial ID# 11366153. A celebration of life in memory of Arlene will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 2-4 p.m. at the Middleburgh Fire House (127 Railroad Ave. Middleburgh, N.Y. 12122).Judy Faye Wadsworth HillJudy Faye Wadsworth Hill, 76, of Keaton Beach passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Mrs. Hill was born July 1, 1942, to the late Howard and Lucille Wadsworth in Aucilla, but had lived in the Taylor County area for more than 40 years after moving there from Cross City. She was a member of the Dixie County High School Class of 1960 and Blue Creek Baptist Church in Keaton Beach. Mrs. Hill owned and operated The Book Mart in Perry for several years. Mrs. Hill is survived by: her husband of more than 57 years Sidney Hill Sr.; her sons, Sid Hill Jr. (Tracy) and Tyson Hill (Juanita); her daughter, Julie Hernandez (Ron); six grandchildren; and other extended family members. Funeral services for Mrs. Hill will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m., at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel, with Brother Jack Anderson, Brother Harold Reams and Brother David Beigle ofciating. Interment will follow at Cross City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, FL 352498-5400 and Chieand, FL 352-493-0050. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes. com. GLAD TIDINGS Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.--Ephesians 4:31-32 We all sometimes hold on to anger and bitterness for too long. There is something in us that wants to savor the bitterness of real or imagined wrongs which have been done to us. We obsessively return in our mind to what the person said or did, like touching the sore spot of a wound. But, just as your mother reminded you to stop picking your scabs, we would do well to let go of anger and bitterness. In the book Flourish, the psychologist Martin Seligman reports, Holding on to anger and bitterness maintains depression and undermines well-being. Besides being the Christian thing to do, and a reection of Gods forgiveness, forgiving others allows us to move on with our lives. Its always better to forget the wrongs done to us in the past and move forward with plans for a better future. Some people are blessed with the ability to almost immediately let things go, while others are cursed with a long memory for grievances. So, even if you cannot manage to forget the wrong done to you, you might still nd it in your power to forgive.Getting rid of anger and bitterness 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. The Talleys will perform in concert Sunday, Sept. 9, at Calvary Baptist Church. Calvary welcomes awardwinning trio The TalleysThe Talleys are one of Christian musics most beloved and respected families. Their commitment to excellence and creativity in music have been their trademark since their illustrious career began, and their clear communication of the gospel is a dening characteristic of a Talley concert. Calvary Baptist Church will welcome The Talleys in concert Sunday, Sept. 9, starting at 10:45 a.m. The Talleys formed in 1984 and enjoyed many years of success, including a Dove Award and numerous Singing News Fan awards. Following a three-year hiatus, the Talleys began performing together in 1996 with the current lineup of Roger, wife, Debra, and daughter, Lauren. The Talleys have enjoyed 11 number one songs and are frequently recognized for their appearances on the Gaither Homecoming video series and concert tour, as well as In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley and John Hagee Ministries. They have appeared on RFD-TVs The Music City Show, and have toured overseas to Norway, Northern Ireland, Italy and South Africa. Its message music. When people hear our songs, we want them to clearly understand the gospel in the lyrics, and know that God really can make a difference in their lives, Lauren Talley said. Whether were in front of thousands, or in the local church on a Sunday, that message is the same. Calvary Baptist Church registration for this years Awana program will be held tonight (Wednesday) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Awana curriculum offers programs for children ages 4 years old through high school seniors. Classes kick off Wednesday, Aug. 29, with dinner from 5-5:40 p.m. and programs from 5:45-7:30 p.m. The curriculum serves children ages four years old through 12th grade. Awana registration starts tonight Obituaries Obituary PolicyPerry Newspapers, Inc., does not charge for a standard death notice. An extended obituary is available for a charge based on length, with wording exactly as provided by the funeral home or family. For inclusion in the Taco Times, obituaries must be received by 2 p.m. on Tuesday. For the Perry News-Herald, obituaries are needed by Thursday at 2 p.m. For more information on placing an obituary, please contact the newspaper at 584-5513. Church news?


A-7 Taco Times Aug. 22, 2018 Here comes Fall, yall! School is back in, and fall is just around the corner. Hearts for Hometown Dogs (HFHD) wants to help you get in an autumn state of mind with the help of custom-made pumpkin door hangers and scarecrow porch decorations. Both items are available for order now and take three weeks until delivery. The door hangers are $35 each and the scarecrows are $40. The group is also taking orders for custom Back the Blue door hangers ($30 each). To place an order, visit the HFHD Facebook than 1,000 dogs and cats.


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YARD SALE! YARD SALE! YARD SALE! Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26. 8 a.m. until. 6041 Beach Rd., Perry, Fla. 32348. Tools, shing rod, shing lures, paintings, collectibles, some furniture, computers, laptops. New site: Its free, try it. 8/22-8/24 MISC. FOR SALE LARGE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER $1,200 new. Asking $500. (828) 467-3133. 8/10-8/22 WE BUY Scrap Metal and Junk Cars. (850) 838-5865. RC CARBON EXPRESS X-FORCE AVANTEX CROSSBOW with scope. Includes arrows with broad heads and eld points. Two years old. $225. (850) 843-8627. 8/22-8/29 KING-SIZE MATRESS LIKE NEW with box springs plus 2 recliners. All for $125. Call (850) 295-5222. 8/22-8/24 AUTOMOBILES 1990 FORD F-250 12 PASSENGER CLUB WAGON. 101,000 miles, excellent condition. $1,500. Call (850) 843-5447. 8/22-8/29 FOR RENT NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath triple-wide mobile home. $700 per month. Interested applicants apply in person at Everetts Mobile Homes. 3409 U.S. 19 S. EMHP FOR RENT IN DOWNTOWN PERRY. New, furnished private ofce with waiting room, break room and conference room. PRIVATE PARKING. Only $300 per month. All utilities included. Call Bill at (954) 647-5057. Available now. 8/22-9/14 FOR RENT: 3 bedroom, 1 bath house with appliances, including washer and dryer in Shady Grove. $650 per month. By appointment only. Must pass background check. Call (850) 223-1628. Leave message. 8/15-8/31 HOUSE FOR RENT: AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1ST Very nice 3 bedroom 3 bath home in desirable quiet neighborhood. NON-SMOKING. $1,200 month, renter pays all utilities. Must ll out credit application and provide proof of income. E-mail Jonestamt@aol. com for application. 8/15-8/24 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath single-wide mobile home. Interested applicants please apply in person at Everetts Mobile Homes. 3409 US 19 South 32348. EMHP RV SPOTS available on Beach Rd. (850) 838-6077. JM 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 HOUSE FOR LEASE. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Large fenced lot. Recent renovations. Appliances upgraded. Pets allowed. $875 per month. Call Hollie at (850) 843-6830 or Richard at (386) 337-2024. 7/25-8/31 BEAUTIFUL SPANISH STYLE HOME with South Florida open oor plan in Glenridge. The house opens up with lots of glass for an outdoor feel. 3 bedroom, 3 bath. $1,200 per month. Great for entertaining! (850) 545-6642. MD 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 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE: 1991 Fleetwood single-wide. 14 x 70 ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Delivered and set up. $15,900. Interested parties call Perry Repo Outlet. 584-7094. EMHP REAL ESTATE 28X80 SKYLINE MODULAR HOME FOR SALE to be moved. 4919 S. Red Padgett Rd. Perry, Fla. Call Gary Hathcock at (850) 371-1002. $37,000. 8/22-9/14 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 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 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 HELP WANTED AUTOCAD TECHNICIAN NEEDED Degree in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) from an accredited college is a substitute for industry experience, or two+ years of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation experience. One (1) year experience in installation of our product is required. Fluent with the use of Excel and Word software. Must write and speak English. Must have a valid drivers license. There is only one (1) position available. Interested and qualied candidates must call at (850) 5847786 to make an appointment to apply for this position. Only applicants with scheduled appointment will be considered. Big Top Mfg. 3255 North U.S. 19 Perry, Fla.   Equal Opportunity Employer 8/22-9/14 BT 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 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. Veterans Service Ofcer parttime. Recreation Coordinator fulltime. TCBCC POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT NORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Madison FL: Associate Dean of Economic Development and Technical Programs; See for details. 8/10-8/29 NFCC SERVICE TECH-INSTALLERHELPER Valid DL and Drug Screening. Applications accepted at 520 W. Hampton Springs Ave. ARA OPEN POSITIONS AT BIG TOP MFG. LASER OPERATOR MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must read and speak English. Ability to read a tape measure to 1/16th. Procient in math, both decimal and inch calculations. Procient computer skills. Willingness to learn and to follow instructions from Supervisor. Basic understanding of hand tools. Heavy lifting (50 Lbs.). Read and check complex sketches before building the parts.   P erfect attendance. There is one (1) position available. HARDWARE ASSISTANT MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must read and speak English. Forklift operators certicate. Skills necessary to read and complete all shipping documents. Basic computer skills. Ability to read a tape measure and do mathematical calculations. Heavy lifting (50 Lbs.). Perfect attendance.There is one (1) position available. Interested and qualied candidates must call at (850) 584-7786 to make an appointment to apply for this position.Only applicants with scheduled appointment will be considered. Big Top Mfg. 3255 North US 19 Perry, FL. Equal Opportunity Employer 8/31 BT 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. 7/18-8/31 BLOCK LAYER NEEDED. LABOR TENDER NEEDED. (850) 5782379 OR (850) 843-0784. 8/15-9/7 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. JJLegals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case #: 2018-CA-000137 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Plaintiff, vs. Thomas James Craft a/k/a Thomas Jame Craft a/k/a Thomas J. Craft a/k/a Thomas Craft; Mandi Jean Flowers a/k/a Mandi Jean Craft a/k/a Mandi J. Craft a/k/a Mandi Craft a/k/a Mandi Flowers; Unknown Spouse of Thomas James Craft a/k/a Thomas Jame Craft a/k/a Thomas J. Craft a/k/a Thomas Craft; Unknown Spouse of Mandi Jean Flowers a/k/a Mandi Jean Craft a/k/a Mandi J. Craft a/k/a Mandi Craft a/k/a Mandi Flowers; State of Florida; Clerk of 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 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. 2018-CA-000137 of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Taylor County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Thomas James Craft a/k/a Thomas Jame Craft a/k/a Thomas J. Craft a/k/a Thomas Craft are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Annie Mae Murphy, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE EAST 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 October 23, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 7 AND 8 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 6, BLOCK A, OF WOODMORE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 106, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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. 8/15/18 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 8/22, 8/29 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 18-411-CA Teresa Davis, Plaintiff, -vs.Estate of Carl R. Michael; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s); 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 A-9 Taco Times August 22, 2018 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 PERRY NEWSPAPERS CLASSIFIED RATES PERRY NEWSPAPERS CLASSIFIED RATES After 25 words, 10 cents is charged per word. Eye-Catching UpgradesSurround your ad in a STARBURST : + $12 Include a PICTURE: + $10 BOLD your ad: + $5 (only heading: + $1) STARBURST example (850) 584-5513 Make $$$ Sell your stu with a classied ad! (850) 584-5513


A-10 Taco Times August 22, 2018 Community 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@ Saturday, Aug. 18 (Photos by Valena Driggers/Air & Opportunity Aerial Photography and Videography)


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Big Bend Water Authority awarded Small Public Water System of the Year The Big Bend Water Authority (BBWA) was recently recognized as the Small Public Water System of the Year. On Aug. 6-8, the Florida Rural Water Association held their annual conference at the Daytona Beach Hilton, where they recognized BBWA for their achievements. The Small Public Water System of the Year award is given out each year to a public water system that serves a population of less than 3,300 residents. Big Bend Water Authority serves the communities of Steinhatchee, (Taylor County) and Jena (Dixie County). According to BBWA Wood, the award was made possible through the work of the entire BBWA Reblin, Keith Reed, Laura Valentine, Jeff Watson and Cindy Wood, as well as the BBWA (volunteer) Board: and Steve Spradley. Wood also credited the work of the Florida Rural Water staff and funding from DEP to do major improvements to the BBWA system in helping BBWA achieve this award. The water system has achieved a remarkable reduction in disinfection byproducts sampling results due to exhaustive efforts by Operator Garrett Dodd and said. After the decision was made to conduct a working pilot study of hydrogen peroxide as an alternative to sodium hypochlorite for purposes of oxidation organic constituents, the system has reduced in permanent installation of the new treatment, continued. Shown above (left to right) are Big Bend Water Authority staf f members Keith Reed, Laura Valentine, Cindy Wood, Garrett Dodd, Jef f Watson and Mark Reblin. The City of Perry Water Division, in conjunction with the City Fire Department, will throughout the city and county during the months of August, September and October 2018. Flushing these hydrants began Tuesday, Aug. 21, and will continue each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. It would be advisable not to do any laundry on these days. You may experience and discoloration of the water. These inconveniences are only temporary and should clear up within 24 hours.Fire hydrant ushing August through OctoberA-12 Taco Times August 22, 2018