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Taco times
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Taylor County times
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Perry, FL
Perry Newspapers, Inc., Donald D. Lincoln - Publisher
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January 5, 2005
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Began in 1961.
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Published on Wednesday.
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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 Community . ............ A-7 Sports . ................. A-10 Classieds . .......... A-11 Weather Wednesday30%89 72 84 69 20% Thursday Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1963 50 One Section 55th year, No. 42 Wednesday October 17, 2018 Man crashes head-on with dump truck, ees into woods A Brandenton man who survived a head-on collision with a loaded dump truck ed into the woods off Highway 98 Monday afternoon and eluded law enforcement ofcers for three hours before capture. Jessy Earl Arnold, 43, complained of leg and arm injuries when he was taken into custody nearly two miles away from the crash site around 4:30 p.m. He was treated at the scene by Doctors Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) before being transported to the Taylor County Jail, where he was booked for driving under the inuence (DUI). Arnold remains at the jail on an $8,000 bond. He also faces charges of hit and run, resisting ofcers and a trafc violation. The crash happened at 1:30 p.m. approximately 18 miles west of Perry on Highway 98 near the Econna River Bridge. The driver of the dump Several ofcers were injured Thursday at Taylor Correctional Institution (TCI) after being assaulted by more than a dozen inmates at the Main Unit during the evening meal service. The incident, described as a mini-riot, was quickly brought under control due to the swift response of institutional staff and special response teams, Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Press Secretary Patrick Mandereld said. Ofcers who sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the attack received medical treatment. Some 15 inmates were reportedly involved in the assault. A thorough investigation into this event will be conducted, Mandereld said. Additional reports indicate several inmates involved in the attack were also treated and that one was sent to an outside facility for medical attention. TCI ofcers attacked by 15 inmates Want to help with hurricane relief? The devastation from Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle is heartbreaking, and our neighbors in the area continue to need help and assistance. Many individuals, churches and other groups in Taylor County are gathering and sending basic necessities over to residents who live in the area. If you want to help Panhandle residents devastated by Hurricane Michael, there are a number of local relief efforts underway, including: Big Bend Technical College (BBTC) staff and students are traveling to Marianna each day to work a triage tent and shelter. As BBTC students and staff travel back and forth to Marianna over the next several days, they will also shuttle hurricane relief supplies to the Panhandle area using a school bus donated by the Taylor County School Board. Anyone wishing to donate supplies may drop them off at the BBTC campus. The following items are needed: underwear, black tube socks, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, rst aid supplies, Benadryl, (there have been reports of issues with bee stings, according to BBTC Director Jodi Tillman), pet Want to help storm victims?Please see page 2 Festival royalty crowned By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI Managing Editor With bright blue eyes sparkling and blonde curls shining in the spotlight, Elynn Lago clutched a bouquet of red roses and waited calmly while a blur of activity swirled around her. I like your crown, a well-wisher said to the newlynamed 2018 Florida Forest Festival Little Queen. Lago was quick to offer a correction: Actually, its a tiara. It was that quick wit and condent air that no doubt impressed the judges and the audience at the 63rd annual Florida Forest Festival Little King & Queen Pageant Lewis, Lago are Little King, QueenPlease see page 5Airport is no longer buzzingFor approximately ve days after Hurricane Michael left a trail of destruction in northwest Florida, the Perry-Foley Airport became a city within a city serving as a staging area for nearly 3,000 Duke Energy employees and subcontractors working to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers in Floridas storm-battered Panhandle. After serving its purpose for just shy of a week, the local staging site was decommissioned on Monday, according to County Airport Manager Ward Ketring. The road and runways have been cleared. The crews are relocating to staging sites closer to where the heart of the storm hit to help our neighbors to the west start rebuilding their lives, Ketring said. Friday morning, the normally-sleepy small town airport was bustling with activity as linemen gassed up and loaded work trucks deployed in large teams to the Panhandle towns hit the hardest. A long line of trucks, trailers, support vehicles and private contractors snaked their way down one runway and out a gate leading to Carlton Cemetery Road before continuing on to Highway 98 West. Later that evening, Please see page 9 Please see page 3


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Abbyanna Stewart was crowned 2018 Miss Florida Forest Festival during ceremonies held in conjunction with the Little King & Queen Pageant Saturday at Forest Capital Hall. Haley Armstrong was named rst runner-up and Jenna Lee was second runner-up. Co-Chairs Amy Bowden and Marcy Freeman seamlessly incorporated the Miss Florida Forest Festival competition into the Little King & Queen program, with the three candidates being put through their paces with a talent competition and a presence and composure segment. Armstrongs vocal performance harkened to a gentler time with a sweet folk sound, while Stewart treated the audience to a classic, with a keyboard performance of Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel. Lee wowed with a awless twirling routine that featured not one, not two, but three batons. During the formal wear presentation, each candidate had to answer a question drawn at random on topics that included What does forestry mean to you? and What is the most pressing issue facing young people today? In addition to the crown and a $3,000 scholarship, Stewart also won the Interview Award, Scholastic Award and Presence and Poise Award. Lee took home the Spirit Award and Talent Award. 2017 Miss Florida Forest Festival Rylee Hudson took one nal walk on stage before helping crown the new queen. During videotaped interviews shared with the audience, Stewart said that taking part in the Miss Florida Forest Festival pageant was a striking departure for her. I have always been active in sports, where you are working as a team. This is something where you step out on your own. Judging from the results, Stewart can more than hold her own. Look for Stewart at all upcoming festival events, starting with the reworks show Thursday, Oct. 25, downtown activities Friday, Oct. 26, and the Big Day Saturday, Oct. 27. Landon Lewis projected that same cool condence when he strolled on stage during the evening wear presentation with one hand tucked in his pants pocket and waving the other like a seasoned politician. He also charmed during the What I Want to Be When I Grow Up segment, stating enthusiastically that he wanted to be mud truck driverbecause my dad has a mud truck. Lewis personality lled the stage and snared him the title of Florida Forest Festival Little King. Lynten Johnson, who wants to be an astronaut, because theyre cool, snagged rst runnerup along with Cameron Holmes, a future pilot who wants to drive fast in the clouds. Second runners-up were David Owen Woods and Kiley Kinsey. Woods wants to be a Marine because my brothers one and Kinsey wants to be a buttery keeper. The 19 competing junior contestants did not give the judges an easy task -each little girl and little boy shined as bright as a new penny from the moment they danced on stage dressed in a colorful array of costumes depicting their favorite Dr. Seuss characters. There was a scowling Grinch, several Cats in Hats and even a Horton or two. Former Miss Jefferson County and Watermelon Queen Stephanie English of Shady Grove served as emcee for the evening, stepping in at the last minute when WCTVs Amy Robinson was called away on assignment due to Hurricane Michael. 2018 Florida Forest Festival Chair Scott Mixon welcomed everyone to the ceremony and invited everyone to take part in all upcoming festival activities. As the program progressed to the What I Want to Be segment, the contestants dazzled with a broad range of careers. There was a future professional wake boarder (Lorelai Gibson), a mermaid (Madilyn Cruse), a dentist (Zyla Brooks), a cop so I can take people to jail (Braylin Murphy), a baby doctor (Sadie Reid) and a cosmetologist (Holland Gunter) to name just a few. During the evening wear presentation the young ladies and junior gentlemen graced the stage in shimmering gowns and classic tuxedoes. The evening drew to a close with a farewell walk by 2017 Little King Davis Read and Little Queen Madison ONeal. Cheers shook the rafters as the winners were announced and crowned. The new Florida Forest Festival royalty will be special guests at all upcoming festival events, including the Kids Parade planned Friday, Oct. 26, in downtown Perry. Then, look for them and all of the contestants Saturday, Oct. 27, in the King Tree Parade and at Forest Capital Park afterward. The Miss Florida Forest Festival and Little King and Queen pageants are timehonored traditions in our community, Mixon said Tuesday. On behalf of the Festival Board, I want to thank Amy Bowden, Marcy Freeman, Magan Bowden and all of the other volunteers for their efforts in making this pageant a special event, Mixon said Tuesday. We are proud of each of our contestants and their performance. A special thank you to all of our parents and families who supported them. We would like to congratulate our 2018 Miss Florida Forest Festival Queen Abbyanna Stewart and our Little King and Queen, Landon Lewis and Elynn Lago. A-5 Taco Times October 17, 2018 Living The 2018 Florida Forest Festival Little King and Queen court includes: (left to right) second runnersup David Owen Woods, the son of Shannen Combass and Zachary Woods, and Kiley Kinsey, the daughter of Devin Kinsey and Brooke Walker; Little King Landon Lewis, the son of Jesse Lewis and Lynten Johnson, the son of Cori and Khristian Johnson, and Cameron Holmes, the daughter of Todd and Stephanie Holmes. Stewart crowned Miss Florida Forest Festival Haley Armstrong (left), the daughter of Thomas and Marlene Harrison, Abbyanna Stewart (center) was crowned queen and Jenna Lee (right), the daughter of Page and Erica Lee, was second runner-up. 2017 Miss Florida Forest Festival Rylee Hudson (left) and Program Coordinator Magan Bowden crown Abbyanna Stewart. Johnson, Holmes are rst runners-up; Woods, Kinsey are second runners-up FESTIVAL ROYALTY Continued from page 1Next Wednesday, Oct. 24, is the nal day to purchase pre-sale tickets for the annual Florida Forest Festival Carnival, which opens later that same evening. Tickets are $15 each for unlimited rides and are available at the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. For a preview of rides that will be featured at the carnival, visit online at ( http://www. Carnival tickets deadline is next Wednesday


Happy birthday, Ms. Rose, I called out to one of the ladies I cared for when I was a private caregiver. Whats so happy about it? Im an old lady, getting older. I responded quickly (maybe too quickly) with my positive spin. But, Rose, arent you glad to have lived this long? At the time, I couldnt empathize with Roses sentiments. I was a spring chicken in my 40s. Now, years later, I understand better where she was coming from. My mirror, in its not so subtle way, reveals another birthday is fast approaching. Im sure it means well every time it nags me about applying increasing amounts of anti-wrinkle creams and making another appointment to cover my graying roots. If I allowed myself, I could easily feel less excited about another birthday. Not only because of the physical aspects, but also because of the dreams I fear may no longer be possible. Do you ever feel this way? Remember when you were a child? How excited you felt about every birthday? You couldnt wait to celebrate your special day with family and friends. What if we returned to that same celebratory attitude no matter how many candles we have on our birthday cake? Yeah, sure, Sheryl, you say. Wait until youre looking at 90 candles. But what would your friend whos dying of cancer say about another birthday? Im sure he or she would gladly celebrate getting older and older and older. Im not trying to force a Pollyanna attitude on you. (Believe me, Im also writing this column for myself.) Maybe Psalm 25:1 (AMPC) can help us refocus: Unto You, O Lord, do I bring my life. When we pause to remember Who were living for Who gives us our very life were able to look at ourselves and every day God gives us differently. When I remember to bring my life to the Lord, I live that day differently. Each time I pray for His direction on how to use the time He gives me, Im able to celebrate that day. So rather than mourning lost youthfulness, lets rejoice in each day as we look forward to what God has planned for us. If you think about it, no matter how old we are, since were going to live forever in eternity, were actually quite young. Were spring chickens just beginning our lives.Sheryl H. Boldt is the author of the blog, www. You can reach her at A-6 Taco Times October 17, 2018 Religion Please e-mail newsdesk@ to place FREE church announcements. Sheryl Boldt GLAD TIDINGS Are you dreading another candle on your birthday cake? 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 local Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) ministry team has decided to postpone its Fields of Faith event that was originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17. The event has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7. We are making this change due to the recent landfall of Hurricane Michael in the Panhandle, FCA Representative Rick Patrick said. Multiple ministry opportunities have already taken place and others are in the process of being implemented. We feel that these ministries are absolutely vital in helping our friends from the Panhandle begin to sort through this devastation. We encourage everyone to get involved in this effort. May the Body of Christ work together to impact this area with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he said. Additional details regarding the Fields of Faith event will be announced as they are available. Originally set for Thursday, Fields of Faith is postponed until Nov. 7 Christian Tabernacle will host its 30th Pastoral and Church Anniversary with three days of services beginning tonight (Wednesday) with a re and consecration service at 7 p.m. A musical extravaganza is planned Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. Anniversary services will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Breakfast and dinner will be served. Pastor and Co-Pastor Chester and Carolyn Demps extend a special Homecoming invitation to formers members and ministry participants impacted by the churchs 30-year ministry. The church is located at 435 South Warner Avenue.Christian Tabernacle celebrates 30 years with services tonight Gather at Rosehead SundayWorship 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. Local coordinator June Byers has announced that the collection site for this years Operation Christmas Child will be First Baptist Church. Thank you for helping to pack 1,732 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in 2017. Together we can reach our goal of collecting 1,836 shoeboxes to reach children, families and communities for Christ around the globe, she said. If you or a group from your church would like to volunteer to help collect shoeboxes, let me know by email, junebyers@gmail. com, or text me at (850) 843-8800. Also, there are some shoebox materials at the Tri County Cellular store on Jefferson Street, Byers said. Shoeboxes will be collected on the following dates: to 5 p.m. a.m. 3-5 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to noon. a.m. to noon. p.m. 10:30 a.m. Operation Christmas ChildTime to pack shoeboxes!Local coordinator June Byers invites the Operation Christmas Child shoebox drive. Last year, 1,732 shoeboxes were collected locally.


A-7 Taco Times October 17, 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 of every other month, 7 p.m., Foley Airport. 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: dinner meeting, second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. 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., 312 Veterans Drive. Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth Thursday at North Orange Street. Call 584-5725. VFW Post #9225: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., Supervisor of Elections oce (located on Highway 19 North). AA: every Monday, 7 p.m., Heritage House (located behind First United Methodist Church). 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@ One GIRL SCOUT can make a dierence, but TOGETHER we can rock the WORLD Members of Girl Scouts of Taylor County Troop 4006 waited for hours at Perry-Foley Airport on Friday to wave signs and welcome Duke Energy crews returning after a long 12-hour work day in the Panhandle restoring power. The following day, on Saturday, the local Girl Scouts raised more than $500 for hurricane victims from motorists while waving signs outside of Ragans Ace Hardware. We are going to be buying items that people need and sending them over to Panama City, stated Troop Leader Casey Cassel. The Girl Scouts and fellow well-wishers delivered boxes of desserts to the airport for the workers. (Clockwise) Troop leaders (back row) Casey Cassel and Christin Powers are shown with Girl Scouts (front row) Courtlyn Thomas, Dallas Nash, Hailey Cassel, Annabelle Cassel and Vyrdani Powers; Maddox Wiles and little brother Lennox made a special delivery to the airport on behalf of their church; troop leaders Casey Cassel and Christin Powers with Duke representative Tony Doby and Troop Mom Joni Thomas; Susan Cote Houck (left) presented a box of sweets to Tony Doby; Girl Scouts (left to right) Courtlyn Thomas, Dallas Nash, Hailey Cassel, Annabelle Cassel and Vyrdani Powers thanked linemen as they returned to their temporary home at the airport. Taylor County High School (TCHS) will host a weeklong series of Homecoming events next week, culminating with the Bulldogs taking on the Lighthouse Christian Academy Stingrays at Dorsett Stadium Friday. This years theme is Beyond the Lights and dress up days are: (Oct. 22). 23). Wednesday (Oct. 24). (Oct. 25). 26). The Pep Rally is planned Thursday, Oct. 25, at the TCHS gym, starting at 6 p.m. The Homecoming Parade stepping off at the teachers parking lot at 1 p.m. Pre-game festivities will at 6:30 p.m. and kick off is at 7. Doors open at the Homecoming Dance at 9 p.m. TCHS Homecoming kicks off Monday


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A-9 Taco Times October 17, 2018 Later that evening, members of Taylor Countys Girl Scouts Troop 4006 waved homemade signs of encouragement as linemen returned to their temporary home base at the local airport for a hot shower, meal and some rest inside sleeper semi-tractor trailers that held up to 40 men each. Duke Energys onsite supervisor Tony Doby became choked up as members of a local church and a Winn Dixie employee dropped off cookies, brownies and other desserts, while several other individuals offered to open their homes to provide food, showers, beds and laundry services. Doby was overcome with emotion as he thanked local residents on behalf of the linemen working feverishly to restore power. We really have everything we need, but what you can do is pray, he said quietly. As one shift ended, another began. The number of workers staging in Perry grew to an estimated 2,900 on Friday --making it the largest such staging area in the region, complete with hundreds of lineman crew work trucks, trailers and supply vehicles bustling around a suddenly busy Perry-Foley Airport. Newspaper staff toured the airport staging area on Friday and found it much larger than what was seen in aerial photographs less than 24 hours before, when approximately 2,000 workers were housed there. While Perry-Foley Airport never closed to aircraft in fact several helicopters landed for fuel on Friday morning -two of the three runways were assigned to the selfcontained city. The set-up included semitractor trailers designed and constructed to be sleeping quarters with up to 1,600 cots, multiple shower trailers with hot water, an on-site food catering service with two mobile kitchens, multiple refrigerated trucks and snack trailers, fueling tankers, supplies and much more. The logistics resembled a well-organized military operation. Linemen and subcontractors complimented both the food and accommodations provided by Duke Energy, smiling when they relayed that brisket was on the menu Friday night. The Duke Energy crews were great neighbors. Ive made some new lifelong friends. We wish them well, Ketring said Monday after the last of the work crews headed west into the sunset. Moving on Down the Line: Duke Energy linemen head west, leaving Perry-Foley Airport behind AIRPORT Continued from page 1Airport housed 2,900 Duke Energy workers


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YARD SALE. Saturday, Oct. 20. 8 a.m. 4 p.m. 7139 Valhalla Ranch Drive. Tools, electric air compressor, sh fryer, deer feeder, tree cameras, household items, bikes, antiques, linens and much more. 10/17-10/19 YARD SALE. Saturday, Oct. 20. 8 a.m. 12 noon. 403 West Ash St. Girls and womens clothing, household, holiday decoration and lots of knickknacks. 10/17-10/19 MISC. WE BUY Scrap Metal and Junk Cars. (850) 838-5865. RC PETS C KC-REGISTERED MINI DACHSHUNDS 1 red male. 1 black and tan female. Ready Nov. 11. Health certicates and dewormed. Parents on premises. $400. Taking deposits. Call (850) 578-2124, (850) 3714428 or (850) 371-0444. 10/17-10/26 FOR RENT FOR RENT Furnished cabins: $150 weekly. $600 monthly. Campers: $125 weekly. $500 monthly. Lots: Include electric, cable and wi. $100 weekly. $350 monthly. Nafee Campground. (850) 8387549. 10/10-11/2 STUDIO APARTMENT FOR RENT. Includes electric and water. $160 weekly. $400 security deposit. No pets. 2 resident limit. Must have references and a job. Call (850) 843-1300, leave message. 10/10-11/9 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOUSE in town. Available Nov. 1st. $750 per month. $800 security deposit. Must have references and good work history. Call (850) 843-1300. 10/10-11/9 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 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 SURVEYED LOT FOR SALE IN PERRY. 0.27 acres. Corner of East Main St. and North Arena Ave. Price: $4,800. Email: or call (570) 276-1486. 10/10-10/31 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 MIG WELDERS NEEDED Must have high school diploma or equivalent; the ability to read and understand CAD sketches; also able to read a tape measure to the 1/16th; and you will be required to pass an onsite weld test. You must have a minimum of two years welding experience or a graduate of a certied welding program. 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 10/10-11/2 BT SERVICE TECH-INSTALLERHELPER Valid DL and Drug Screening. Applications accepted at 520 W. Hampton Springs Ave. ARA JOB OPENING Florida-based sawmill Looking for a Control/PLC/ Electrician to lead our controls team. Must have sawmill control experience with resume and references. We offer a great salary package with bonus incentives. Call Jeff for details, or email your resume to jeff@crosscitylumber. com. Ofce(352) 578-8078. 10/10-11/9 BADCOCK HOME FURNITURE & MORE. Warehouse delivery person. Must be 21 with license and clean background. Drug test required. NO PHONE CALLS. BF 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 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 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 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 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 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. Veterans Services Ofcer parttime. TCBCCLegals NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO ESTABLISH A BRANCH Citizens State Bank, a Florida banking located at 2000 South Byron Butler Parkway, Perry, Florida 32348 has applied to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for permission to open a branch at 2810 Northwest 43rd St., Gainesville, Fl. 32606. Any person wishing to comment on this application may with the regional director of the FDIC at the FDIC-Atlanta Regional NE, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 303093906, not later than October 31, available for public inspection during regular business hours. Photocopies upon request. 10/17 Notice is hereby given: Leetavis Simmons Last known address of: 153 Oscar Benjamin Way Perry, Florida 32348 eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Perry, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Published one time in the Perry Newspaper Dana Southerland P O Box 1060 Perry, Florida 32348 10/17 Notice is hereby given: WILLIE COLSON Last known address of: 1108 E Ash St Perry, Florida 32347 eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Perry, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Published one time in the Perry Newspaper Dana Southerland P O Box 1060 Perry, Florida 32348 10/17 Taylor County Request For Proposals (RFP) Professional Services for Planning Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility Master Plan planning technical assistance for the development of a pedestrian and bicycle mobility Master Plan. a Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) Community to fund the Master Plan Project. modal mobility facilities including pedestrian and bicycle trails in on their own merits but also offer connections to the Florida National planning to ensure the coastal community of Steinhatchee reaches the goal of being a Florida designated be incorporated into the Countys Comprehensive Plan for the future planning of land-use, recreation, conservation, and transportation planning. An important element of the Master Plan will be addressing physical logistics of the pedestrian and bicycle mobility facilities including the impact on any environmentally sensitive areas, potential landscape management issues, the types of surfaces of the mobility systems (hard or soft surface), maintenance of the systems-both short terms and long term, and any potential liability issues. In compliance with the Florida Sunshine Amendment and Code open and fair competition in enforces following procurement procedures as per federal and state procurement guidelines, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Community Planning Act guidelines, Professional services procurement, Rule 73C-23.0051 (3) (6), Florida Administrative Code, and Section 287.055 Florida Statutes (Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act), and local procurement and County also enforces open and fair shall be open to the public and records maintained in compliance with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) grant requirements and the Florida Sunshine Amendment. In accordance with Section 287.133, FS, a person the convicted vendor list following conviction for a public entity. A public entity crimes statement is required. its sole and absolute discretion, to reject any or all RFPs, to cancel or withdraw this solicitation at any time and waive any irregularities if the the right to award any contract to the respondent which it deems to offer the best overall service; therefore, the County is not bound to award any contract(s) based on in its sole and absolute discretion, also reserves the right to waive any minor defects in the process and to accept the proposal deemed to be in the Countys best interest. A contract will only be awarded if the County is awarded a Community Planning Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO). One (1) original and four (4) copies of sealed proposals, marked PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR must be received by 4:00 P.M. local time on Friday, November 16, 2018. All RFPs must be sealed and clearly marked with the respondents name and address on the outside of the envelope or package when submitted. Unmarked envelopes will be rejected and will not be opened. No faxed RFPs will be accepted. delivery services will only be received at: Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of the Court 108 North Jefferson Street, Suite 102 Perry, Florida 32347 A Public Opening of the RFPs is scheduled for Monday, November A-11 Taco Times October 17, 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 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 Please see page 13


52 Taylor County High School (TCHS) students proved to be masters of the Florida Standard Assessments (FSA) after each received a Level 5 during the spring testing cycle. To receive a Level 5 on the FSA is equivalent to mastering one or more of the subjects tested, according to the Florida Department of Education (DOE), and students who receive such scores are highly likely to excel in the next course/ grade. The students who received Level 5 scores include: Noved Ahmed, Hannah Albritton, Gabriel Amerson, Sierra Anderson, Haley Armstrong, Nicolas Bennett, Kaitlyn Boyington, Alyssa Broome, Madison Buzbee, Matt Casselman, Jacob Croft, Nicole Davis, James Drawdy, Aiden Dunaway, Cole English, Caleb Fall, Karla Ferrer, Evelyn Gillis, Caroline Gray, Dakota Hodges, Leslie Knowles, Trista Knowles, Joshua Langley, Taylor Langley, Bradley LaValle, Ryne Linton, Nathan Lundy, Kiwanis Mango, Kaden Marshall, Abigail Martinez, Ty Massey, Cain McCray, Jason McHargue, Carley Ondash, Matthew Page, Dharni Patel, Kaleb Poppell, David Reischl, Noah Sadler, Joseph Shoaff, Haven Skinner, Colby Sparkman, Hannah Stading, Jordan Tyler, Dennis Vanderhulst, Gregory Warf, Ellie Webb, Hannah Webb, Tristin Willetts, Jacob Wilson, Josiah Windom and Zachary Young. As a reward for their accomplishment, the students were offered free admission to the Tallahassee Museum and enjoyed access to Tree to Tree Adventures, the museums zip line course, free of charge. The trip was made possible by a partnership between the Tallahassee Museum and Georgiamill. On September 14, 34 students took the trip to the museum. Cellulose mill is pleased to provide the opportunity for these student, said Cellulose Public Affairs Manager Scott Mixon. They deserve an opportunity to celebrate their accomplishment.   We are also grateful for the efforts of our Taylor County teachers and the parents who have been a these students, Mixon continued. trip to the zip line adventure in Tallahassee, students were given a sign recognizing their Level 5 scores from Superintendent Dr. Glover to put in their yards at home. A-12 Taco Times October 17, 2018 Masters of the FSA52 Taylor County High School students received Level 5 scores on the Florida Standards Assessments during the spring testing cycle. According to the Florida Department of Education, this means the students have a mastery of the subject being tested and are highly likely to excel in the next course/grade. Students received signs (shown above) to place in their yard recognizing their FSA accomplishments. As a reward for earning a Level 5 on their Florida Standards Assessments, students were of fered free admission to the Tallahassee Museum and enjoyed access to the museums zip line course (shown above). The trip Cellulose mill.


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By CAITLYN BURCHETT Contributing writer American Legion members from across Florida have joined together to collect and distribute Hurricane Michael relief supplies, which are being stockpiled at the American Legion Post 96 in Perry. Boxes of supplies began piling up against the walls of Post 96 on Veterans Drive last Friday as Commander James Day, his wife, Jennifer, and members of three American Legion posts emptied the contents of cargo trailers into the local posts large main room. Post 96 has been set up as a staging area for Hurricane Michael relief, serving as a halfway point between affected areas in the Panhandle and where supplies are being donated in central and southern Florida. A lot of this stuff came from south of Ft. Pierce, These guys will re-load at another reserve center we have and come back, Day said, motioning to some of the veterans unloading the trailer. The supplies delivered to Post 96 are being transported to American Legion posts in the Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Jackson and other affected counties in need as soon as contact with those posts can be made. Downed cell towers, power lines and blocked or hazardous roads has made communication between Post 96 and other American Legion posts in the affected counties practically impossible, delaying supply distribution. This is the closest place that is not broken right now. We have some posts further west that are completely smashed. There are many posts that we have not even been able to talk to, to know if they are okay, because everything is down -phone, internet, trees blocking the roads, Day said. The hurricane relief supplies include toilet paper, soap, sanitation wipes, bug spray, bottled water, plastics tarps, overthe-counter medicine, work boots and meals ready-toeat (MRE). The MREs are prepackaged individual meals consisting of peanuts, crackers, pasta and plastic utensils that require no food preparation. Those are the kinds of things we have found in years past that are the most consumed. Those are the things that people wear out the most and need the most of, Day said. Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach last Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 155 mph, making it the most powerful hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle in recorded history. With a storm surge peaking at 14 feet and wind gusts topping 172 mph, the hurricane devastated much of the Panhandle and Emerald Coast -including Mexico Beach and Panama City as well as small inland cities like Marianna, Bristol, Altha and Blountstown. It is very humbling. Sometimes you take the things you have for granted. All of sudden, things like this happens. All your stuff can be replaced, but you cant replace a life. That is why when we get phone calls about helping, we do everything we can, Day said of the American Legion and its members volunteer hurricane relief team. Prior to the hurricane, Day said the American Legion posts began communicating about organizing state-wide relief efforts in order to more coordinate delivery of the supplies from American Legion reserves around Florida to the affected areas. Right now, you see the best come out in people. People are reaching out from all over the state to help people that they do not even know. That is what we do. We are here to help, Day said. A-14 Taco Times October 17, 2018 Scholarship dinner will be held Oct. 19 On Friday, Oct. 19, Big Bend Technical College (BBTC) will host its second annual Dinner Under the Pines scholarship dinner and auction. The event, held at the BBTC campus, will start at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m. Dinner tickets cost $25 and include a one-pound ribeye steak, potato, salad, dessert and drink. Items up for auction include a custom-made BBQ grill, cowboy grills, more. There will also be a door prizes. Bring a non-perishable food item and get extra door prize tickets! organizers said. All proceeds go to BBTCs Career and Technical Education (CTE) scholarship fund. American Legion members from across the state are stockpiling hurricane relief supplies in Perry Shown above: American Legion Post 96 Commander James Day, his wife, Jennifer, and members of three American Legion posts emptied hurricane supplies from cargo trailers into the local American Legion posts main room last Friday. Boxes of hurricane relief supplies (shown above) are piling up at the headquarters for American Legion Post 96 in Perry. From Perry, the supplies will be delivered to American Legion posts in the Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Jackson and other impacted counties in need as soon as contact with those posts can be made.