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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 Editorial . ................. A-4 Living . ..................... A-5 Religion . ................. A-6 Sports . ................... A-7 Classieds . ............ A-9 Community . .......... A-10 Weather Wednesday91 71 90 68 Thursday Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1963 50 One Section 55th year, No. 40 Wednesday October 3, 2018 A 78-year-old Central Florida man was killed in a ery crash on Deadmans Curve late Monday night. Frank Riston, whose listed address is The Villages near Ocala, was driving a 2015 Chevy Equinox. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported the single-vehicle crash happened at 10:45 p.m. at the intersection of Beach Road and Adams Beach Road (known locally as Deadmans Curve). The vehicle was traveling south on Beach Road and failed to negotiate the sharp left-hand curve. The SUV traveled onto the south shoulder of the road into a wooded area and crashed head-on into a large tree. The impact caused the vehicle to rotate counterclockwise as it overturned onto its right side and caught re. The vehicle was completely engulfed in ames, and Riston sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and subsequent re, FHP reported. The Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce and Taylor County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) assisted at the scene. At Deadmans Curve 78-year-old killed in ery crash Starting on schedule travel lanes during workday hours. No injuries in Jefferson St. crash Monday No serious injures were reported in a two-vehicle crash that happened Monday afternoon at the intersection of Jefferson Street and U.S. 27 (in front of CVS/Ace Hardware). Kyle OSteen was cited for failing to stop at the red light as he was traveling north on Jefferson Street. He crossed under the trafc light and was hit by a vehicle traveling west on U.S. Highway 27/Hampton Springs Avenue. The 2018 Rav 4 Toyota, driven by Gladys Sadler, Steady progress completed this fall. The Taylor County Commission has altered the boundaries within which golf carts can be driven on county roadways in Keaton Beach. In a 3-1 vote last week, the commission approved an updated ordinance placing the new southern boundary at Sawgrass Estates and the northern border 100 yards north of the Keaton Beach Corner Store. While neither the commission nor those attending the public hearing on the issue expressed a problem with the new southern border, the question of where golf carts can legally drive north of Keaton Beach ultimately led to a split decision, with Commission Jim Moody voting against. Prior to last weeks vote, the northern boundary was located further north on Beach Road at J.L. Gibson Road, where it had been since March 2017, when the commission voted unanimously to extend it. That change was made at the request of the late Commissioner Frank Russell after he received requests from residents on J.L. Gibson Road. At Keaton Beach:Golf cart zone is moved again Please see page 2 Suspect dashes through apartment during foot chase A man known to law enforcement ed on foot when ofcers spied him late last Thursday night, pushing his way into a nearby apartment and then running out the back door. Arthur Dwight Nelson, 25, led ofcers on a brief foot chase before giving himself up. During a search of his person, ofces found a white powder that eld tested positive Please see page 3 Please see page 3The City of Perry issued a public notice Monday regarding above-average contaminant reports for its drinking water. No one should be concerned. The public notice is an extraordinary cautionary measure, City Manager Taylor Brown said Tuesday. The sample was taken when one of our larger wells, Well #3, was off line. That well has the highest quality of water and is so pure it requires very little treatment at all. The test was conducted at the end of one of the longest water lines the city has. The farther away from the water source, the more likely you are to nd areas of the lines that need to be disinfected, Brown said. The levels found during random sampling were nowhere near the high levels of major concern, Water readings prompt public notice from city Please see page 3 Over expense reimbursemen t Teachers ask for more respect from district A group of teachers recently went before the Taylor County School Board asking to be shown more respect by the district. Taylor County Elementary School (TCES) teacher Kathy Kreidler spoke on behalf of the group present at the meeting, which consisted of a few teachers and Taylor Education Association President Katie Fletcher. Respect is something that is appreciated, and it sometimes feels like it is a little bit in the decit column, Kreidler said. Financial currency keeps us all going on some level. But the currency of respect also keeps your instructional personnel going. The conversation stemmed from teachers being left out of the loop regarding reimbursement for funds spent on classroom supplies. Please see page 3


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A-5 Taco Times October 3, 2018 Living Courage and Fellowship Through Cancer A Christian Fellowship Group for All Cancers Now meeting every 2nd and 4th SundayCourage and Fellowship Through Cancer (CFTC), a support group for cancer patients and caregivers, has announced a change in its meeting schedule. In order to accommodate our friends who either have jobs, or who need to attend treatments during the week, our meeting will be held every second and fourth Sunday from 2-3:30 p.m., Founder Dianna Mama Sandonato said. The October meetings will be held Sunday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 28. We encourage all cancer patients and their caregivers to attend these informative and uplifting times of fellowship. The meetings will be held at First Presbyterian Church, located at 310 Plantation Rd. Patients and caregivers are also invited to call the CFTC helpline at (850) 3715152. New cancer support group announces meeting change Perry VFW Post Commander Bill Crowder (center) was presented a banner and gold star from VFW Department of Florida Surgeon Danette Hernandez (left) and Dist. #2 Commander Eric King. The post was recognized for achieving a 100 percent membership goal for 2017-18. Perrys VFW Post #9225 continues to move forward with its mission to assist area veterans and representatives, by attending the recent district meeting for the Florida Veterans of Foreigns Wars held at VFW Post #3308 in Tallahassee. Our Perry post was represented by Commander Bill Crowder, Senior Vice Commander James Lynch, Quartermaster Gary DuBose and Adjutant/Post Chaplin Martin Kisamore. District #2 Commander Eric King presided over the meeting, Adjutant/Chaplin Martin Kisamore reported. During this meeting, a lot of district business was conducted, along with sharing of information about the National Cemetery and veteran benets by District Veterans Service Ofcer Gordon Lightfoot. Debra Mann, VFW Post #3308, spoke on volunteerism and the Because We Care program, which she chairs. Student Veterans of America (SVA) Coordinator Chris Meinhardt provided information on the SVA and Each VFW post in attendance also reported on their posts achievements and projects this year, Kisamore said. Perry VFW Post #9225 was recognized with a banner and a gold star for our post ag streamer for achieving a 100-percent membership goal for the 2017-18 year. The award was presented by District #2 Commander Eric King and VFW Department of Florida Surgeon Danette Hernandez. This was only achieved by the hard work from our previous Commander Al Grubbs and all the ofcers and members of Post #9225, as well as the patriotic support from the veterans in our community. Great job! Local VFW Post #9225 is honored at district meetingFriends of the Taylor County Public Library will hold their Fall Book Sale Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the library. There will be a huge selection of books and most will be just 25 each or ve for $1. All magazines will be 5 each or six for a quarter. Come early for the best selection. As a reminder, while the sale will begin at 8 a.m., the library will not open until 10 a.m. BOOK SALE Stock up on books Oct. 13 Girl Scouts Troop 4006 Brownies are earning their Take Action badges by collecting canned goods and nonperishable items for a local food bank. If you have items youd like to donate, please message the group on their Facebook page (Girl Scouts of Taylor County Troop 4006).Girl Scouts Take Action, collect for local food pantry Taylor County Middle School kicks off Spirit Week Thursday with a Throwback Thursday dress-up theme. Students will be Huntin for the Weekend with a Camo Day on Friday and Mellow Monday will bring a Pajama Day theme. Game day will be all about the Orange & Blue. TCMS kicks off Spirit Week Thursday Say cheese! The Florida Forest Festival Baby Photo Contest is now accepting entries, and winners will be announced at the Little King and Queen Pageant Saturday, Oct. 13. Age categories are: 0-6 months; 7-11 months; 1 year; 2 years; 3 years; and 4 years. First, second and third place will be awarded in each category. The judging criteria includes: uniqueness of photo; capturing the moment; baby showing personality; and photogenic quality. All photos must be amateur photography (no studio or professional portraits); must be enlarged to a 5x7 with a matted border (not framed); only one photo per child can be entered; the photo cannot have other people in the image; and photo must have been taken after April 1, 2018. Entries should be turned in at Photos & Frames (102 East Main Street); the deadline is Friday, Oct. 12. All entries will be displayed at Photos & Frames during the month of October. Say cheese! Baby Photo Contest is accepting entries All local elected and appointed ofcials, as well as members of the general public, are invited to attend a free Ethics of Public Service course on Oct. 10 at the Taylor County Supervisor of Elections ofce. Sponsored by the PerryTaylor County Chamber of Commerce and Perry Newspapers, Inc., the fourhour course will be presented by Ben Green, director of the Florida Center for Public Management (FCPM) at Florida State University. The Ethics of Public Service course will cover the ethical and legal challenges facing Floridas public ofcials, including the Florida Commission on Ethics Standards of Conduct and the Public Records Act. This course will meet requirements mandated by Florida Statutes for public ofcials who are subject to Florida open government and ethics rules, but will also be open to anyone who wishes to attend. The course, scheduled from 8 a.m. 12 noon, will take the place of similar training sessions held around the state each year, eliminating the cost of the course, travel and related expenses for local elected and appointed ofcials. Pursuant to Section 112.3142, Florida Statutes, public ofcials (including state attorneys, public defenders, sheriffs, tax collectors, property appraisers, supervisors of elections, clerks of the circuit court, county commissioners, city council members, district school board members and superintendents of schools) are required to complete four hours of ethics training each calendar year which addresses, at a minimum, s. 8, Art. II of the State Constitution, the Code of Ethics for Public Ofcers and Employees and the public records and public meetings laws (Sunshine Law). To register for the course, contact the Supervisor of Elections ofce at (850) 838-3515 or email The course is limited to the rst 25 individuals who sign up. Register now for free ethics course Oh, baby! Get your carnival tickets now Pre-sale tickets are now on sale at the PerryTaylor County Chamber of Commerce for the annual Florida Forest Festival Carnival, which opens Wednesday, Oct. 24. Tickets are $15 each for unlimited rides. For a preview of rides that will be featured at the carnival, visit online at ( http://www. photos-videos.html.


A-6 Taco Times October 3, 2018 Religion Please e-mail newsdesk@ to place FREE church announcements. Church news? GLAD TIDINGS I was raised in an environment where we did not believe in throwing anything away. In other words, I was raised to be a hoarder. Well, maybe not that severe, but we might have been more accurately described as being very conservative. That mindset still is a part of my life now. We have a special storage shed behind my house where we keep our junk. It is difcult to surrender stuff you have accumulated during a lifetime. Many of you can identify with this mentality. If we arent careful this hoarder type of thinking sneaks into the church. We do it with old literature, hymnals, furniture, carpet, etc. Hoarding can haunt your Sunday school. Here are some things a hoarding leader might think or say: 1. I know they need preschool teachers, but we really need some good members in our class. 2. Im not sure why he is teaching. Hes only been a member here for ve years. 3. Everything keeps changing. I wish we could just leave things alone so people know what to expect. 4. I wish we could go back to the time when we knew everybody in our church. 5. We have not had a new member in 10 years, but thats okay. We really love each other. It is important to consider where the new Sunday School teachers must come from the adult classes. Remember your class is designed to be a sending unit, not a hoarder of talent. Where are the leaders going to come from? We grow them up so we can give them up for greater service in the Kingdom of God. It is Gods class, not yours. Oh, by the way, my storage shed has become a place where my family comes and shops for stuff they may need. I gladly give up the stuff I have stored so my family can put it to use. It is my hope that you will nd plenty of workers in your church in the coming days. Harold Reams serves a director of missions for the Taylor County Baptist Association.Is hoarding haunting your Sunday school? 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. ObituariesCharles Kenneth BushCharles Kenneth Bush, 90, died Sept. 30, in Mayo surrounded by his family. Ken was born March 2, 1928, in Branford to George Clayton Bush and Mary Lucille McCallister Bush. Ken honorably served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Ken retired from Procter & Gamble in 1990 after 32 years. Ken was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and sh; he enjoyed farming and gardening, and grew many an acre of hay, peas, corn and peanuts. Ken was preceded in death by: his parents, George Clayton Bush and Mary Lucille Bush; two brothers, Wilbur C. Bush and James Bush; and a sister, Mildred L. Fletcher. He is survived by: his wife of 66 years, Shirley Bush; three daughters, Sharron L. (Craig) Browning, Deborah J. (Carl) Hill and Kim R. (Kelly) Walker; his son, Richard K. (Dixie) Bush; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church with Pastor Jack Anderson and Pastor Gary French ofciating. Interment services will follow immediately afterward in Rock Sink Baptist Cemetery in Dixie County. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Burns Funeral Home of Perry. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Perry. Friends may sign the online guest book at www. joepburnsfuneralhomes. com.Gary D. HortonGary D. Horton, 70, died Sept. 29, 2018, in Perry. Gary was born Aug. 12, 1948, in Perry to James B. Horton and Jewel Hendry Horton. Gary honorably served his country in the United States Army. He was of the Methodist faith and attended Lake Bird United Methodist Church. Gary was an excellent carpenter throughout most of his life; he also worked with the railroad for several years and at Sportcraft for several years. He was an avid outdoorsmen who liked to hunt and loved to sh. Gary loved his family get-togethers and Sunday dinners. Gary was preceded in death by: his wife, Mary Lee Horton; his father, James B. Horton; his brother, Larry; and his nephew, Brett Carlton. He is survived by: his mother, Jewel Horton; his son, Nick (Casey) Anderson; his sisters, Faye (Jack) Jackson and Brenda (Leland) Carlton; ve grandchildren, Derek, Troy and Brianna Anderson and Garrett and Blake Clark; and his nieces, Lisa (Tim) Noles and family, and LeNan (C.J.) Mendez and family. Gary leaves behind his beloved dog that was his friend and companion. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. at Lake Bird Methodist Church with Pastor Wallace Holmes and Pastor Billy Gipson ofciating. Interment services followed in Lake Bird Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Burns Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Perry. Friends may sign the online guest book at www. joepburnsfuneralhomes. com. Charles Kenneth Bush Gary D. Horton Annual Session slated Monday, Oct. 15 First Baptist Church will host the Taylor County Baptist Associations Annual Session Monday, Oct. 15. Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and Dr. Tommy Green, executive director of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be the guest speaker. Welcome, new pastors! The Taylor County Baptist Association has welcomed the following new pastors at local churches: accepted a call to Lakeside Baptist. a call to Salem Baptist. at San Pedro. We are delighted to have them all in Taylor County, Association members said. News from the Taylor Baptist Association Worshiping for a change Worship teams from local churches in Taylor County and North Florida will gather at Rosehead Park Sunday, Oct. 21, for Worshipfest from 2-10 p.m. This is a gathering of love-sick warriors, extravagant lovers of Jesus, radical, passionate worshipers and intentional intense intercessors from every denomination, culture, creed and walk of life. We will come together as one, with one purpose in mind -to change the spiritual climate and atmosphere over Taylor County, North Florida and the nation, representative Marshall Combs said. Everyone is invited attend. Bring a friend and your favorite lawn chairs. For more information, please call (904) 451-7952. The upcoming reunion of former Grace United Methodist Church members is planned Saturday, Oct. 13. The reunion, the rst collective fellowship since the church closed, will be held at Boyd New Life Methodist Church Social Hall, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Former members, family and friends are invited to bring their favorite covered dish to share. Church reunion planned Oct. 13 First Baptist Church will host the fourth community prayer meeting Sunday, starting at 6 p.m. The purpose for this prayer gathering is to summon the churches of God throughout Perry and Taylor County to join as one people for a time of worship and intensive intercession for the people of our community and the people of the world, Calvary Baptist Church Pastor Ben Kimmell, PhD, said. We hope this gathering will serve to break down the barriers that have divided not only this community, but also its churches for generations. This Sunday we will begin with adoration and confession of Gods unparalleled glory. We will pray for the holiness of Gods people and the spiritual vitality of our local churches. We will then pray for Gods global persecuted people, praying for their strength, their endurance, and their witness. We will pray for the local and global unreached, that Gods Spirit will stir His people to radical and sacricial service and witness for the glory of Christ to the ends of the earth. We will plead with God for a renewed vision for the churches of Taylor County to minister to and seek for the welfare of our own community. And we will offer our prayer for the fatherless, pleading with God to help His people raise up a new generation of men who will respond to the biblical mandate of leadership and responsibility in their homes, churches and communities, Kimmell said. Community Prayer Meeting set for this Sunday at First Baptist


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FARM LIQUIDATION AUCTION Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. 2210 Ellison Gamble Road Perry, Florida 32348 Auctioning off beautiful covered wagon, Ford tractor, syrup kettle, mowers, John Deere baler, International square baler, box frame disc, planters, bottom plows, cast iron pots, hay rakes, pea shellers, tools and more. Early preview starts 8:30 a.m. day of auction. No early sales. Visit www. or call (850) 228-5228 13% Buyers Premium AU 3968 / AB 2881 10/3-10/5 YARD SALES HUGE YARD SALE. Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 at 402 Puckett Road, past Winn-Dixie. Plus-sized clothes (cheap), shoes, household items, bathroom items, kitchen items, desktop computer and 8x10 shed house, a lot of items to choose from. Starts at 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Friday, and 7 a.m. until ? on Saturday. 10/3-10/5 MISC. 5 ALLOY RIMS off a Hummer H-3 Fitz-GM or Toyota, $300. Honda Rebel. Looks and runs good. $1,000. (850) 578-2446. 9/26-10/5 WE BUY Scrap Metal and Junk Cars. (850) 838-5865. RC FOR SALE Baby bed for $100 and a treadmill for $100. Call Mary at (352) 2540437. 9/21-10/3 PETS AKC REGISTERED lab puppies. 4 left. Call (850) 584-8888. 9/26-10/5 FOR RENT 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH on Leon Ward Road. $450 per month plus deposit. Call (850) 843-5815. 10/3-10/5 2 BEDROOM UPSTAIRS APARTMENT for rent. No pets. No smoking. Includes washer, dryer, dishwasher and 4 A/C window units. $750 per month. $300 security deposit. (850) 843-8886. 9/28-10/10 KEATON BEACH 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH RV FOR RENT. $135 weekly or by month. Deposit required. (850) 578-2446. 9/26-10/5 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 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 RV SPOTS available on Beach Rd. (850) 838-6077. JM REAL ESTAE 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. 9/7-12/28 C & R LAWN SERVICE Call for a free estimate on all of your lawn care needs. No job too big or small. (850) 843-0315. 3/14-10/26 A TO Z FARM AND LAWN 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 HAIRCUT HUT NEW HOURS Open: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. 12 noon. Closed: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Just off Beach Rd., right beside Walter Bs. (229) 548-6479. 11/9 JOE COXWELL WELDING LLC Welding Fabrication & Repair Mobile Service (850) 843-3500. JC HELP WANTED POSITIONS AVAILABLE at North Florida Community College, Madison FL: Staff Assistant; Coordinator of Criminal Justice; Staff Assistant (PT) See www.nfcc. edu for details. 10/3-10/12 NFCC PERRY ELKS LODGE needs a part-time cook for evenings, Wednesday through Saturday. Submit a resume to: Perry Elks Lodge Cook Resume P.O. Box 986 Perry, Fl. 32348 FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE PERSON. Transportation furnished. Must have a current drivers license. Apply in person, 2715 S. Byron Butler Pkwy. Perry, Fla. (850) 584-6666 for appointment. WO AMTEC LESS-LETHAL SYSTEMS, INC. (ALS) is currently hiring for a Quality Associate Technician. The typical duties of this position include; testing and inspecting products and component parts, monitoring in-process controls on the shop oor to ensure adequacy and accuracy, training production personnel in the use of process controls, and assisting within the Quality Department as required. Specialized projects may include; supporting Research & Development projects, supporting Process Safety Management activities, and as required, performing internal audits within the company Quality Management System. All open positions require candidates who are comfortable working with and around explosive material, rearms, machinery, and may require working in chemical suits. It also requires individuals who work well with others as a team. ALS offers an exceptional benets package including; paid time off, a 401K program with company match and full health care benets. Please visit www.employorida. com for additional information on this position. Applications must be completed and submitted to AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems, Inc., 4700 Providence Road, Perry, FL 32347. or you can submit your resume in person or email to no later than October 09th, 2018. ALS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals. This position is subject to a background checks and drug screening. 9/28-10/5 AMTEC SERVICE TECH-INSTALLERHELPER Valid DL and Drug Screening. Applications accepted at 520 W. Hampton Springs Ave. ARA PART-TIME PERSON NEEDED FOR MAINTENANCE. Must have your own tools and vehicle. Apply in person at Everetts Mobile Homes. 3409 U.S. 19 S. EMHP POSITIONS AVAILABLE at North Florida Community College, Madison FL: Associate Dean of Economic Development and Technical Programs; Coordinator of Recruitment; Instructional Coordinator of Criminal Justice; Staff Assistant (PT) See www.nfcc. edu for details. 9/21-10/3 NFCC NEW LEAF FARMS IN LAMONT, FL. IS HIRING. Looking to ll several different positions including experienced crew chief (with references) and laborers. Call (850) 997-8188. 9/28-10/10 AMTEC LESS-LETHAL SYSTEMS, INC. (ALS) is currently hiring for a Maintenance Assistant. The typical duties of this position include; maintaining and servicing all company vehicles, tractors, machines and equipment. Maintain preventive maintenance schedule to maintain all company equipment. Keep company grounds maintained, (mowing, hedge trimming and grounds maintenance as needed). Ensure disposal of any trash that cannot be placed in dumpster. Ensure all weapons and rearms maintenance. All open positions require candidates who are comfortable working with and around explosive material, rearms, machinery. It also requires individuals who work well with others as a team. As well as individuals who do not have issues with physically demanding jobs in all sorts of weather. ALS offers an exceptional benets package including; paid time off, a 401K program with company match and full health care benets. Please see job posting on www.employorida. com for more details. Applications must be completed and submitted to AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems, Inc., 4700 Providence Road, Perry, FL 32347 no later than October 09th, 2018. ALS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals. This position requires a valid drivers license and is subject to a background check and drug screening. 9/28-10/5 AMTEC 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) 4576001. 9/7-10/17 TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Job Vacancy Announcement. The job description and our 2-step application process can be found on our website at   www.   or in the lobby of the County Annex. Applicants must apply through Career Source. Taylor County is an EEO employer. Road Maintenance Tech fulltime 2 positions. Concessions Worker part-time seasonal. TCBCC 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 8/22-10/19 BT LEAD FIELD TECHNICIAN NEEDED This position requires extensive travel including weekends and some holidays. We do require you to have a valid drivers license, pass a background check and drug screen, knowledge of tools and equipment, ability to lift 50 lbs., interact with customers, two (2) years crew lead experience, basic computer skills, and have professional communication skills. We have one position available currently. Transportation, lodging and cell phone paid for by BTS. Applications accepted starting FRIDAY, 9/21/18, between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please apply in person at Big Top Services (BTS). 3015 North US 19 Perry, FL. Pay rate between $20-$24 per hr. Contact Chandler Tuten for details at (850) 843-2800. 9/19/28Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 18-356-CA OSCAR M. HOWARD, III Plaintiff, v. WILLIAM ALLEN and SHANNAN E. COPEN; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) Defendant, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that ANNIE MAE MURPHY, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Taylor County, Florida, will on the 23rd day of October 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Taylor County Courthouse in Perry, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Taylor County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 2, Block I of STRICKLANDS LANDING SUBDIVISION, a subdivision as per the plat thereof of the Public Records of Taylor County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is as set out above, and the docket number of which is 18-356CA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. seal of said Court, this 24 day of September, 2018. ANNIE MAE MURPHY Clerk of the Circuit CourtA-9 Taco Times October 3, 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 Subscribe today! (850) 584-5513 Sell your stu with a classied ad!(850) 584-5513


A-10 Taco Times October 3, 2018 Community Third Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program Director Linda Dedge has been named one of the Determined, Diligent, Dynamic Women Who Dare by the Region IV Democratic Womens Club of Florida. Dedge oversees Guardian ad Litems (GAL) advocacy for abused, abandoned and neglected children in Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor counties. Its a sprawling, rural circuit where services for children and families can be hard to come by. The search was based on nding women in these counties who fought for our values, working for the least among us, the club noted last month. Those ghting for the elderly, children, homeless, veterans, education, youth and striving for economic equality. Being a strong force in your community and helping to motivate others are why you were selected. Dedges circuit, which includes Taylor, has 384 children in out-of-home care. Of these, 311 or two-thirds are represented by a volunteer GAL. We need more, Dedge said. When children have a GAL, theyre twice as likely to get adopted. Dedge started with the Third Circuit more than 20 years ago and worked her way up from victim advocate to case coordinator to assistant director to director. To volunteer as a Guardian ad Litem in the Third Judicial Circuit, please contact Leslie Nestic at leslie.nestic@gal. .gov or call (386) 688-0589. Guardian ad Litem director honored as a Woman Who Dares Honoree Linda Dedge (left) with Senator BACK THE BLUE


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Citing safety concerns, commissioners have asked county staff to look into the cost of installing additional outdoor lighting and resurfacing the main entrance road at Forest Capital Hall. Chairwoman Pam Feagle brought both issues up for discussion at a workshop on Sept. 13, calling the lack of lighting and potholes a dangerous liability. Feagle said she and fellow Commissioner Malcolm Page attended an event at Forest Capital Hall (FCH) recently and she had trouble seeing and walking to her vehicle afterward in the pitch black dark. We have looked at this previously, and (County Engineer) Kenneth Dudley has asked Duke Energy for a quote on the lighting, County Adminstrator Ted Lakey replied. Lakey presented a quote ranging from $14,000 to $15,000 for the purchase and installation of 20 proposed light/pole locations with a variety of decorative lighting options, including 70 to 150 watt 12to 17-foot poles, similar to ones installed for the City of Perry downtown (70 watt Sanibel lights on 16-foot poles). According to Lakey, the lighting would require an additional $1,100 monthly be paid for by Tourism Development Council (bed We could save some money by only turning them on during special events, Feagle suggested. We need them on all the time for security, Commissioner Jim Moody said. One lawsuit would more than pay for this, Feagle said. Lets buy the light paying $1,100 per month to save some money, Commissioner Steve Spradley suggested. Feagle asked county staff to look into resurfacing the road or patching the potholes with millings. They have been patching it, but it needs to be completely re-done, Moody said. Maybe we can all pitch in with some of our road paving funds if there is any left, Feagle added. A-12 Taco Times October 3, 2018 All charges dismissed immunity. Should you fail to meet the conditions of the agreement, the agreement shall be void, and prosecution may then be instituted, the document states. Cones attorney, Sean Crisafulli of Lake City, issued the following statement last month: Calvin Cone served the Third Judicial Circuit as years in Hamilton, Madison and Taylor counties. During that time Mr. Cone supervised thousands of probationers, and personally handled over $16,000,000 in probation funds without issue. The allegations in this case arose shortly after it became known that Mr. Cone intended to run for an elected position. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Attorney conducted lengthy investigations into the facts and circumstances of this case, and at the conclusion of that investigation, all charges against Mr. Cone were dismissed, Cones lawyer states. Perry Newspapers placed two phone calls seeking comment. Despite leaving messages both times, neither call was returned. AGREEMENT Continued from page 4 Lighting, potholes are a dangerous liability at Forest Capital Hall On Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m., the Steinhatchee Community Center will host Trunk or Treat. Children are invited to dress up in their Halloween costumes and walk from trunk to trunk to collect candy and treats. The festival also boasts a costume parade, where community members are invited to show off their costumes and strut their stuff. There will also be a Peoples Choice award for the best decorated trunk. For more information, or to register a trunk, contact Anna King at (352) 356-7026.Steinhatchee, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.On Halloween night, downtown Perry will open its streets to all little ghouls, goblins and ghosts for Trunk or Treat, a with a twist on traditional trick-or-treating. The festival will be held from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 31, and downtown stores and restaurants will stay open late. During Trunk or Treat, Jefferson Street in downtown Perry will be closed off, and community members will decorate their car trunks with a them with candy. Children and families are invited to walk from trunk to trunk to get treats. In addition to trunkor-treating, the event will host a costume contest, pumpkin carving and painting contest, games and food. There will also be a window dressing contest and trunk decorating contest. The costume contest will be held at the Chamber of Commerce. Awards will be given out for Best Overall, Most Scariest, Best Group and Best Recycled. Pumpkins for the pumpkin carving and painting contest can be dropped off at the chamber during business hours Tuesday, Oct 30, or Wednesday, Oct. 31, or during the event. The schedule of festivities is as follows: 5:30 p.m.: Roads closed. Vehicles start setting up. 6 p.m.: Events kick off with trunks full of candy, food, give-aways, and the costume and pumpkin carving contests. 7:30 p.m.: Costume contest and pumpkin carving contest end and judging begins. Winners are announced later that evening on Facebook, then in the newspaper. To enter a trunk, donate more information, contact the chamber at (850) 5845366.Downtown Perry, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.