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The Taylor County Commission will meet with a representative of the Gulf Consortium during a Thursday workshop to discuss funds due to the county from administrative nes and civil penalties Index Editorial . ................. A-4 Community . ........... A-5 Sports . ................... A-6 Religion . ................. A-8 Living . ................... A-10 Classieds . .......... A-11 Weather Wednesday30%83 69 81 66 30% Thursday Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1963 50 One Section 55th year, No. 45 Wednesday November 7, 2018 Online at and Facebook @ PNewspapers By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI Managing Editor Crammed aboard a Liberty ship with countless other soldiers, Harold W. Mixon was headed home after a dizzying tour that included stops in Pakistan, India and China. The last thing he expected was the ship to encounter a massive storm as they crossed the North Atlantic. The swells were so high that the ship could go into the waves on one side and pop out on the other. At times, a nearby ship -just as massive as the converted cargo ship they were traveling on -would be completely lost from sight. For a young man born in a small town no longer on the map, it was an experience he would never forget. Daddy joined the Army Air Corps during World War II, in 1942. He did his basic training in Biloxi, Miss. He was an airplane mechanic, working on B-52s and C-14s, Mixons daughter, Leanne Mixon Karstedt, said. Mixon would go on to serve in two additional wars -Korea and Vietnam. He retired from the Air Force in 1968 as a senior master sergeant and returned to his hometown of Perry after nearly two decades of moving from post to post. On Friday, Mixons service to his country will be honored when his memorial ag is raised over Veterans Memorial Park as part of a day-long salute to veterans county wide. The ag-raising ceremony will follow the annual JROTC Veterans Day Ceremony at Taylor County High School, which starts at 11:04 a.m. Please see page 3Harold W. MixonFlag will y for veteran of three wars Taylor salutes veterans From one end of the county to the other, Taylor County will stand up and salute its veterans with a series of events beginning Thursday and continuing through Monday. First, Taylor County Elementary School students will present a patriotic program Thursday, starting at 6:30 p.m. Fourth and fth graders will give a musical performance featuring six songs and narration. Local veterans and their families will also be honored. Everyone is invited to this free community event. On Friday, Taylor County High Schools JROTC will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony in the gymnatorium. The community is invited to attend. Everyone is encouraged to be at the school by 10:30 a.m. for the 11:04 a.m. program. A ag-changing ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park will follow the ceremony. Air Force veteran Harold Mixons memorial ag will be raised. The annual Veterans Day Luncheon, coordinated by the county, will be held at a new location this year -Rosehead Park downtown. The luncheon will start at 12:30 p.m. with retired Col. David Ammons serving as guest speaker and Taylor Chafn the featured entertainment. A free BBQ lunch will be served following the program. All veterans and their families are welcome. The Steinhatchee Boys & Girls Club will honor veterans with a breakfast and special patriotic presentation Monday, Nov. 12. Kathis Krabs will serve breakfast at the Steinhatchee School Family Center from 8:30-9 a.m. to veterans and their guests. Boys & Girls Club members will perform at 9 a.m. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP (352) 498-4100. Maura Binkley, a 21-year-old Florida State University (FSU) senior with family ties to Perry, was one of two people killed by a gunman who opened re in a Tallahassee yoga studio Friday afternoon, injuring seven people before killing himself. Binkley is the daughter of Margaret Wight Binkley and the granddaughter of Perry native and longtime Taylor County Human case of West Nile virus is conrmed here State health department ofcials are advising local residents to take additional precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes after conrming that an unidentied local resident is Floridas most recent human case of West Nile virus (WNV) here on Friday. The Florida Department of Health in Taylor County (DOH-Taylor) could not release the name of the victim or exact location due to federal healthcare privacy regulations, but did advise residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Taylor County. A human case of West Nile illness has been conrmed, and there is a heightened concern additional residents will become ill, stated Padraic Juarez, DOH public health ofcer of Taylor and Wakulla counties. The risk of transmission to humans has increased. Taylor County Mosquito Control and DOH-Taylor continue surveillance and prevention efforts, Juarez said. Florida has already conrmed 30 cases of West Nile virus so far in 2018 more than ve times as many cases as were reported last year (six) and nearly twice as many as the highest number reported in any one year over the past ve years (17 in 2014). This year Florida also has the highest number of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases (three) it has had in the past ve years -including one in Taylor County. The local health department was made aware of the local conrmed case of West Nile virus on Friday, Nov. 2. The conrmation of these kind of cases occurs at the Department of Healths Please see page 2 Four drug-related arrests were made Friday morning following the execution of a search warrant at 340 Roys Road in Steinhatchee. Citizen complaints led members of the Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce (TCSO) Drug Task Force to conduct an investigation into reported illegal activity at the residence. The suspects taken into custody were: Steinhatchee, possession of methamphetamine, tampering with evidence 4 arrested in meth bust Please see page 7County talks oil spill funds this ThursdayPlease see page 3 Please see page 7Tallahassee shooting victim has local ties


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A-5 Taco Times November 7, 2018 Community Quarterly Chamber of Commerce Luncheon 12 noon BCFCU board room November Taylor County Historical Society Community Yard Sale 8 a.m., Rosehead Park Perry Womans Club Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m., 502 N. Jefferson St. Daylight Savings Time endsPatricia Ann Perkins Prevatt Patricia Ann Perkins Prevatt passed from this life Aug. 23, 2018 at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee. Join the family in a Celebration of Life Service Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home in Perry. The sign-in book is going to be a scrapbook. Please think of a story and/or bring a picture you would like to share of how you knew Patricia. Steinhatchee Veterans Day Celebration, 8:30 a.m. Steinhatchee School Family Center JROTC Veterans Day Ceremony Flag-changing Ceremony Veterans Day Luncheon County Extension Agent Clay Olsons retirement 12-2 p.m., Forest Capital Hall MayPerry Christmas Andy & the gang nd their Opie Taylor Education Association (TEA) President Katie Fletcher and Vice President Kamryn Sands attended the Florida Education Association Delegates Assembly Oct.11-13 in Orlando, accepting two prestigious awards on the associations behalf. The rst was a gold award for a three percent membership increase. The second was a special platinum award presented in recognition of the association having the highest membership increase in the state of Florida. In February 2018, TEA was in jeopardy of dissolving due to House Bill 7055, which requires unions to dissolve without membership of 50 percent or greater. TEA began working to build membership among Taylor County instructional personnel and raised membership from 33 percent to 59 percent in six months, Fletcher said. We have worked diligently with Taylor County educators and district administrators to bring awareness to the needs and challenges of educators in our community. TEA earns state awards PPS announces rst honor roll of new school year Perry Primary School has announced its honor roll for the rst nine weeks grading period for 2018-19. Teachers also reminded parents that, under the new grading system initiated by the state, kindergartners are no longer included on the list as they do not receive standard A/B grades. First grade, All As Adelina Werner, Ahad Reza, Alayah Pigford, Alexis Sands, Ashlyn Gaines, Ashton Shefeld, Aubrie Rainey, Aukevion Wiggins, Aukevious Wiggins, Bella Mathers, Bryson Buzbee, Chase Dixon, Crisanto Ayala, DMarquez Hawkins, Easton Mash, Ella Towles, Emilia Sirmones, Gentry Stanley, Gracie Murphy, Grayson Kelley, Hailey Padgett, Haleigh Jacobs, Ian Edwards, Ian Hayden, Izabella Hayes, Jaxson Selchert, Jaxton Morris, Jonah Jackson, Joshua Bruce, Kaiden Chapman, Karley Dice, Kilah McMillan, Kinley Wright, Kole Bart, Kyson Porter, Lainey Lovett, Lana Moody, Landen Vinson, Layton Curry, Levi Morgan, Lilliana Hill, Maddox Ford, Madison Wallace-Jasper, Makinley Smith, Marlee Bradford, Mehnaz Mohib, Michael Pillow, Nyomi Gulbrandsen, Rayden Weaver, Robert Freeman, Tate Sands, Thomas Miller, Tony Anderson, Tristen Williams and Tucker Cone. First grade, A/B Aaron Tayco, Abigail Beigle, Abigail Phillips, Ada Weatherly, Aiden All, Alec Engeloff, Allure Washington, Austin Dodge, BlakeLynn Johnson, Brantley Williams, Brody Dean, Callen Glover, Carlie Haworth, Carson Austin, Channon Neal, Chrissy Irvin, Clayton Parker, Daijon Anderson, Dashyia Love, Davis Read, Emma Strickland, Gabriel Moore, Haden LaValle, Haley Veal, Harmony Sanchez, Holden Ellison, Hunter Blanton, Isabella Lawton, Jadyn Davis, Jasmine Cascaddan, Jeremiah Ghent, Jeremy Brown, Joshua Carter, Kailee Sadler, Kalista Wilkinson, Karsyn Ricketson, Kaylee Klages, Kiersten Thompson, Kyler Geschwind, Lachlan Pegg, LaTerick Baynard, Legend Green, Lexi Cox, Lexi Woods, Londyn McKenzie, Please see page 9


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Willie James GentWillie James Gent was born Dec. 14, 1953, in Perry to the late Willie Son Gent and Rosa Lee Fudge Love. He was united in holy matrimony to Lessie M. Gent on July 29, 1992. He dedicated his life to Christ at an early age. He was previously a member of New Jerusalem P.B. Church for 27 years. He received a certicate of graduation for deacons on Sept. 13, 2008, by Moderator Elder Dr. Robert Gaines and Instructor Elder F.R. Rush in Tallahassee. Willie James joined the New Brooklyn M.B. Church on March 6, 2016 (Pastor Donald McBride). He served on the Deacon Board. He was a member of the choir and was a Sunday School teacher. Willie James loved studying, teaching and learning more about the Word of God. Willie James was a 1971 graduate of Chieand High School, and he also attended Jerkins High School in Perry. He received a certicate of achievement in industrial electronics from Taylor Technical Institute in 1984. He worked for Weiss Building Supply Company for a number of years and retired from the City of Perry after 17 years of service. He also served in the United States Army and worked as an artillery specialist (SP-4). He retired as a disabled veteran. Willie James was ushered into the presence of His Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Although his time here with us seemed much too brief, God only takes the best. He is survived by: his devoted wife, Lessie Mae Gent; two sons, Cherico Gentez Gent of Perry and Clifford Johnson Jr. (April) of Ft. Meade; two daughters, Theresa Mickens Ross (Derrick) of Perry and Diane Hall (Jon) of Riverdale, Ga.; four brothers, Lewis Love (Christine), the Rev. Ernest Gent of Perry, Henry Lee Gent (Althea) of St. Petersburg and Ronald Moore (Eva) of Live Oak; two sisters, Lillie Mae Gent of Perry and Jo Ann Nelson of Tampa; four sisters-in-law, Carolyn Glenn of Fayetteville, N.C., Jacqueline Gent of Gainesville, Barbara Gent and Willie E. Johnson of Perry; grandchildren, Chakia Bailey, Cherico and Nash Gent of Perry; Lukas Hall of Riverdale, Ga., Clifford III and Kourtney Johnson of Orlando; Zavier and Cailyn Johnson of Ft. Meade and Demaria Johnson of Lakeland; special and dear friends, the New Brooklyn Church family, Jerry and Vickie Brannen and Sister Mary Turnage. He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, several great-grandchildren and loving friends. Willie James was preceded in death by his parents and four of his siblings, Willie Bubba Gent, Ruby Lee Austin, Deacon Charles Gent and Lester Evans. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m., at New Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was held Monday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m., at the Tallahassee National Cemetery in Tallahassee. Evans Walker Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.James Jim Mark MorelandJames Jim Mark Moreland, 65, died Nov. 6, 2018, at his home in Perry, with his wife, brother, Mike Moreland, and family by his side. Jim was born Oct. 21, 1953, in Tulsa, Okla., to the Rev. Howard Leon Moreland and Emma Elizabeth Comer Moreland. Jim honorably and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era. He was of the Assembly of God faith, and a member of Pentecostals of Perry. Jim loved the Lord with all of his heart and often testied to others about his faith. Jim was an avid sherman and well-known in the area as a duck hunter and dog trainer. He loved to make people laugh, and was a creative storyteller. Jim was preceded in death by: his parents, the Rev. Howard and Emma Moreland; and his sister, Judy Highmiller. He is survived by: his wife of ve years, Claudette Cruse Moreland; two children, Jason Moreland and Jenny Moreland Grigsby; his stepsons, Jamie, Brian and Corey Cruse; his sisters, Marva Hatch and Lynette Pebernat; his brother, Mike Moreland; two grandsons, Sawyer and Gus Grigsby; and many other grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Friday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. at Pisgah Cemetery with Brother John Johns ofciating. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Perry. Friends may sign the online guest book at www. joepburnsfuneralhomes. com.Patricia Ann Perkins-PrevattPatricia Ann PerkinsPrevatt passed from this life Aug. 23, 2018, at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee. Join the family in a Celebration of Life Service Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home in Perry. The sign-in book is going to be a scrapbook. Please think of a story and/or bring a picture you would like to share of how you knew Patricia. A-8 Taco Times November 7, 2018 Religion By CODY MCNEESE 2 Kings 5:14 : Then he went down and dipped himself seven times in the river Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his esh came again like unto the esh of a little child, and was clean. There is a powerful account in the Bible about a man by the name of Naaman. Naaman was very much of a man, serving as the captain of the Syrian army responsible for great victories during his time. What makes that so amazing is the fact that he accomplished all his success as a leper. So, he was no doubt not only strong physically, but strong mentally. He must have had an iron will and an unshakable devotion to his king. But, no matter how strong the will, no matter how determined the mind, the disease of leprosy was horric and overwhelming to him as it would be for any human being. Naaman was healed of his leprosy, but he almost missed this wonderful blessing because of pride. Because of his service to his king and his country, Naaman was sent to the man of God (Elisha) to seek out healing. His king burdened down animals with a multitude of treasures, thinking they could buy the gift of healing, and sent Naaman to the King of Israel, who eventually sent him to Elisha. Naaman had envisioned in his mind how this would play out. Elisha, an Israelite, would be overwhelmed by the presence of the captain of the army of Syria and would rush out to meet him. With a mighty show of power he would cry out to Jehovah God and strike the leprosy out of Naaman. But, that is not at all what happened. Elisha didnt even come out of his home, but instead sent his servant. And his servant did nothing but bring a message. Go, he said, and dip yourself in the waters of the Jordan seven times. It infuriated Naaman that the man of God didnt come out to meet him personally, in addition to the fact he was instructed to do something silly and beneath him -like dipping himself into the muddy waters of Jordan when there were beautiful rivers in his own homeland. He pulled the reigns of his horse and spun away to go home, but his servants offered a word of wisdom, saying, If the man had told you to do some hard thing, would you have done it? God bless those among us who love us enough to tell us the truth! So often today things like self-condence and strength of will are presented as good qualities and character traits to be sought. They are, but such traits can also be to a fault as it was in Naamans case. So many today are like Naaman lled with pride and self-love, but broken inside. I would imagine that Naaman was careful to hide his afiction in public. But beneath that shinning armor and behind the pomp of his powerful accomplishments, was a man broken and in pain. Here he was offered a chance to be healed, to be made whole again and given a new life. He would have passed up that chance if not for his servants willingness to stand in the gap. He had the expectation of some visual spectacle of power and yet was offered something simple. Many today feel that God should shake the world at their feet to prove He is there, and they come with that expectation. Instead they are shown the cross and told to simply believe. Confess with your mouth and believe with your heart that Christ died for your sins and arose from the grave. No earth shaking or re falling. Just a quiet belief in the Savior. Many turn away at the invitation, thinking it beneath them. Can I act as the servants did for their master? I love you enough to tell you, do not let foolish pride stop you from being healed and set free from the afiction of sin and death. Simply trust and believe that Jesus is enough. As 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. It is just that simple. Naaman left that place a changed man, not only physically, but spiritually, after he laid down his pride. So will you. Once He heals you, He will do as my Grandma used to say: He will change your want tos. Those sins you used to want to indulge in will become unclean to your mind (just like a leprosy that has been washed away by the blood of the Lamb). You will live a new life healed and whole. Cody McNeese serves as pastor of St. Johns Christian Fellowship Church, located at 6050 Puckett Road in Perry.GLAD TIDINGS Laying down our pride 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. Obituaries Willie James Gent Gospel Sing Peanut Boil & Community Dinner Continuing a tradition started by the late Archie and Lucy Austin, Antioch Revival Center will host a peanut boil, gospel sing and community dinner Saturday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please join us for old-fashioned Christian fellowship centered around food and singing. Bring a dish to share and your lawn chair. Got a song in your heart? Come ready to sing for us, organizers invited. The church is located at 3808 Cash Road in Perry. Everyone is welcome.Enjoy old-fashioned Christian fellowship Saturday at Antioch Cards of ThanksGrahamThe family of Grace Graham would like to thank everyone who helped our family by easing the time of moms death and funeral. To everyone who sent cards, called and contributed to the delicious food, we truly appreciate you. G.G. was a special lady and a true prayer warrior to many. She was ready to go home and be with the Lord. She voiced that many times toward the end. She will be missed, and she left a beautiful legacy. G.G.s sons, Mack, Ted and John, are a testament to her devotion to her family. Her family also includes her stepsister, Sandra Morris and family, and her stepsister, the late Betty Ann OSteen. A special thank you to Brother Jeff Stading, pastor of New Home Baptist Church, and all who loved her through the years. Thank you for your love and prayers. The Colson familyMathis The family of James Jimmy Emory Mathis would like to thank everyone for all the kindness and prayers during our loved ones passing. He will be greatly missed and was loved by many. Please keep our family in your prayers. May God bless, The Mathis family Patricia Ann Perkins-Prevatt


A-9 Taco Times November 7, 2018 Macey Hendrix, Makenzie Wood, Marion Mock, Mariyah Woullard, Marley Williams, Merci Coleman, Morgan Walker, Nathanael Thompkins, Nyava Mango, Robert Darnell, Savannah Hall, Selena Hernandez, Shaila Martinez, Talan Lopez, TaNiyah Brown, Travis Crosby, Travis Kirkman, Trenton Wiles, Tristen Kinsey, Tyler Lopez, Tyrese Pace, Uriah Parker, Varian Dunnell, Virginia McCalla, Weston Massey, Wilbur Aman, Zailynn Irvin and ZayDen Bruton. Second grade, All As Abigail McLean, Ashlee Sparkman, Aubrey McIntosh, Ayden Parga, Cameron Reid, Cody Jones, Elin Porter, Fisher Carson, Frankie Allen, Katelynn Brown, Katie Webb, Macy Hilley, NaKiley Ford, Nikolas Latham, Tuf Sands and Willie Calhoun. Second grade, A/B Aaden Winters, Aaliyah Ellis, Adriana Anderson, Aiden Denmark, Allee McCall, Allison Parker, Amelia Brown, Anthony Ni, Ava Taylor, Avery Dunnell, Brailey Hartseld, Christian Anderson, Cilas Collins, Connor Hamby, Connor Pike, Damian Arellano, Dariyah Gaddy, David Tharpe, Dustin Burch, Elizabeth Emory, Emma Cashman, Emmalee Reeves, Faith Brown, Halen McLeod, Harlem Bell, Honesty Green, Isabelle Carpenter, Izabella Gaines, Jacob Sweat, James Pegg, Katelynn Reeves, Kayla Tanner, Kolby Giddens, Kolton Walker, Kylie Brock, Liam Rayburn, Mackenzie Sharpe, Marley Morgan, Marliegh Peacock, Nathan Sterling, Owen Walker, Raylee Harris, Sawyer Wiles, Taylor Grubbs, Trey Williams, Tucker Dodimead, Tylin Porter, William Padgett, Xzavier Williams and Zackary Knowles. HONOR ROLL Continued from page 5 Second graders start the year with All As The dust has settled from Halloween, and the numbers are in 18,000 pounds of candy were given out during the annual downtown Trunk or Treat. An estimated crowd of more than 5,000 attended the event. Cornerstone Church reported handing out 2,000 hotdogs and 2,000 chips in just 90 minutes. First Baptist Church gave away 500 hamburgers and Parrotheads in Perrydise served 31 gallons of lemonade in just over an hour. 18,000 pounds of candy! (Left) Cullen Miller won second place in the Most Unique category of the costume contest. Costume with her escapee...we served nine months together get-up.


A-10 Taco Times November 7, 2018 Living Traci Michelle Pickles, the daughter of Lavern and Ginger Levingston of Perry, is set to wed Justin Alexander Zebrick, the son of Seeman and Nancy Zimmerman of Jacksonville, and Jerry Zebrick of Lake Mary. The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late Carl Kenneth Pickles. She is employed as nance director of Parks Motor Group across Central Florida and the prospective groom is a sales executive for Citywide Management Services of Orlando. The couple will marry in a December wedding in Celebration (Fla.). Traci Michelle Pickles, Justin Alexander Zebrick Pickles, Zebrick to wed in December Now in its 76th year, the United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB) serves Taylor County by investing in 22 human service providers that work with local residents. Its a long-standing system that has embraced the ongoing challenge of consistently raising funds and carefully channeling them to help people most in need, UWBB President Katrina Rolle said. UWBBs work is guided by the highest caliber of commitment among its dedicated and hard-working small staff, an involved and focused board of directors, hundreds of seless volunteers and thousands of kind neighbors who open their hearts and wallets to address the needs and costs for vital services in the region. North Highland one of the nations most effective and respected consulting rms selected UWBB as one of only three organizations in the country to which they are donating their invaluable expertise in strategic planning. Over the past 20 months, UWBB and North Highland have used United Way of Floridas ALICE (ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed the working poor) reports and other community input to guide this transformative strategic planning effort. As a result of this process, UWBB found that is it imperative to shift strategic priorities towards improving the stability of those in the ALICE population and those living in poverty, Rolle said. She unveiled the new strategic plan at Taylor County United Ways KickOff Breakfast held last month at First United Way Methodist Church. Rolle noted that, based on the 2017 ALICE Report, on average 50 percent of households in the Big Bend region cannot afford the basic costs of living. This number equates to more than 55 percent of families struggling day-today in Taylor County, she said. None of us can or should ignore the staggering realities revealed in the most recent ALICE report about thousands of neighbors living in abject poverty or hovering dangerously close to being thrust into poverty by one illness or setback event. This most pronounced chronic problem in our community negatively impacts employment, education, health, safety and risks sentencing generation after generation to a similar dismal fate, she said. UWBB invites the community to take a bold new step together as a United Front against the urgent moral imperative confronting us all generational poverty. The objective is a targeted attack on poverty, its root causes, and related problems that compromise and deny a better quality of life to some individuals in the community. Surely, this change in direction will be difcult and will require adjustments in how United Way works in relation to all of their key audiences. UWBB encourages other nonprot agencies to align their programs toward addressing these severe problems and be a partner with them in this noble work. The persistent problems that afict so many of our neighbors require and compel this focus and action to respond with plans, policies, and programs that make a real difference. Thats where UWBB and those who join them are heading with pure hearts, clear thinking, and an undeniable sense of purpose for the future, Rolle said. For more information about this new model or how your business or nonprot can participate, please call (850) 414-0844 or visit United Way announces a new focus on helping working poor United Way suporters enjoyed a breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, Perry Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9225 (VFW) will hold its annual Veterans Day Buddy Poppy fund-raiser on Saturday, Nov. 10, at ve area locations. This date was picked as it is the Saturday before Veterans Day -Sunday. Wearing a Buddy Poppy is a beautiful way to remember and support our veterans, said Post Adjutant/Chaplin Martin Kisamore. This year we are adding two new locations, Ragans Ace Hardware and Tractor Supply Company to our Walmart, Save-a-Lot and Winn Dixie locations. The VFW would like to thank these vendors in advance for their support to our veterans and the VFWs commitment weve made in supporting them. What is a Buddy Poppy? Before Memorial Day in 1922, the national VFW organization conducted its rst poppy distribution, becoming the rst veterans group to organize a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the ofcial memorial ower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, as it remains today. During the VFWs 1923 encampment, members decided that VFW Buddy Poppies would be assembled by disabled and needy veterans who would be paid for their work to provide them with nancial assistance. The next year, disabled veterans at the Buddy Poppy factory in Pittsburgh assembled VFW Buddy Poppies. The designation Buddy Poppy was adopted at that time. In February 1924, the organization registered the name Buddy Poppy with the U.S. Patent Ofce. A certicate was issued on May 20, 1924, granting the group all trademark rights in the name of Buddy under the classication of articial owers. The trademark is a guarantee that all poppies bearing that name and the VFW label are genuine products of the work of disabled and needy veterans. Today, Buddy Poppies are still assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA Hospitals. VFW to hold Buddy Poppy drive at ve locations Saturday In Flanders Fields The Taylor County Historical Society volunteer committee will meet today (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. All members and interested persons are invited to attend. The group will discuss plans for the upcoming Downtown Open House MayPerry Christmas celebration.Historical Society volunteers will meet tonight


AUCTION Friday, Nov. 9 6:30 p.m. Perry Womans Club 502 North Jefferson Street Perry, Florida 32347 Auctioning off hundreds of new, in-the-box items. Tools, knives, household goods, toys and more. All new, in-the-box. Visit www. Or call 850-228-5228 for more information. 10% Buyers Premium AU 3968 / AB 2881 11/7-11/9 YARD SALE YARD SALE. Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. 3100 Lipscomb Cir. Off Old Foley Cut Off Rd. 11/7-11/9 MISC WE BUY Scrap Metal and Junk Cars. (850) 838-5865. RC FOR RENT FOR RENT: efciency apartment (one person only). Call (850) 8386077 for details. JM 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 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 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 HOUSE FOR RENT. 2 bedroom, 2 full bath. Fenced yard, total electric. Taking applications. References, background check, dependable employment. First, last and deposit. Contact (850) 584-7972. Leave message. AZ 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 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 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 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 JOE COXWELL WELDING LLC Welding Fabrication & Repair Mobile Service (850) 843-3500. JC HELP WANTE3D Madison County Memorial Hospital Now Hiring -Quality Improvement/ Performance Improvement Manager -Certied Dietary Manager/ Registered Dietician -Registered Nurses Apply online   MCMH.US   or call (850) 973-2271. MCMH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug Free Workplace. 11/2-11/16 POSITIONS AVAILABLE at North Florida Community College, Madison FL: Instructional Coordinator of Criminal Justice. See for details. 11/7-11/23 NFCCADVANCED REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING is looking for people who are interested in a career in the HVAC industry. No experience necessary. Starting wage is $14/hr. for people with no experience. Must have a clean driving record, valid drivers license, willing and able to perform hard work, be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check. Apply in person at 520 West Hampton Springs Ave. Email resumes and/or request an application by email to adv_ref@ ARA 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. Fireghter/EMT day shift. TCBCCFULL-TIME MAINTENANCE PERSON. Transportation furnished. Must have a current drivers license. Apply in person, 2715 S. Byron Butler Pkwy. Perry, Fla. (850) 5846666 for appointment. WOPEST CONTROL TECH Basic home construction a plus. Cant be afraid to crawl under houses or onto a roof. Roaches, ants, snakes, rodents and bats we do it all. If youre not scared so far, give us a call. Clean driving record mandatory. Salary + commission. Messick Pest Control 8490 Alton Wentworth Rd. (850) 295-4848 11/7-11/9 POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT NORTH FLORIDA Community College, Madison FL: Maintenance Worker; Grounds Keeper (PartTime/OPS). See for details. 10/31-11/9 NFCC 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 MAINTANCE PERSON NEEDED Must have vehicle and own tools. Apply in person at Everetts Mobile Homes. 3409 U.S. 19 S. (850) 5847094. EMHPLegals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION. Case No. 2018-574-CP In Re: The Estate of: ETHELLE W. MCHARGUE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ETHELLE W. MCHARGUE, deceased, whose date of death was August 25, 2018; File Number 2018-574-CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Taylor County, Florida, Probate Division, Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348. The name and address of the personal representative and his attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice has with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is: October 31, 2018. SMITH & ASSOCIATES ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A. MICHAEL S. SMITH Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 169621 P.O. Drawer 579 Perry, Florida 32348 Telephone: (850) 584-3812 Fax: (850) 584-7148 Email: WILLIAM H. MCHARGUE, Personal Representative for the Estate of ETHELLE W. MCHARGUE, deceased Notice is hereby given to HERBERT LEE NEAL JR unless payment is made on 2000 BUICK LESABRE VIN:1G4HP54K6Y4232318 for tow and storage charges on 11-3-2018. Vehicle will be auctioned on the 11th day of DECEMBER 2018 at 10 a.m. at Thomas Chevrolet 2128 S. Byron Butler Pkwy, Perry, FL (850) 5846221 per F.S. 713.78. 11/7A-11 Taco Times November 7, 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 Amy Cope, Southern Properties LLC$130,999 is 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,807 sq, home boasts tons of charm. Hope Lynn Realtor Call Hope Lynn at (850) 838-7640 Administrative Assistant Position: Seeking an experienced and outgoing individual with excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and sales experience to serve as administrative assistant in a high trafc ofce in Perry, FL. Must be familiar with social media marketing and be able to use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Must be proactive, trustworthy and possess basic ofce skills, such as operating ofce equipment, answering phones, greeting guests, be organized and able to type. Duties include: coordination of calendar for ofce manager, scheduling meetings, managing multiple projects and providing general support. Must be a team player and able to work in a high stress environment. Requirements include: high school diploma or equivalent, at least three years of related experience, strong knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, Power Point and data entry. Social media experience, exceptional customer service skills and the ability to lift at least 50 lbs are all a must. Send resume to: ADMIN ASSISTANT POSITION PO BOX 350 PERRY, FL 32348. TCCOC Ported and bored by Redline Racing. Cool Head with 22cc domes, R2 pipes, Elka Stage 3 front shocks, ASV Shorty Levers, 250 watt DC stator, LED light bar, battery, almost new GBC rears and new fronts, Tusk rear axle, YFZ 450 front brake conversion, and more. Stock jugs and pistons with lots more parts that go with the bike. Price rm. Cash only, no trades, dont even ask. 2006 Yamaha Special Edition Banshee (850) 843-1234 Please see page 13


A-13 Taco Times November 7, 2018 At the Booking Desk (Continued from page 11)Notice is hereby given to TIARRA JADE WENDT unless payment is made on 2015 NISSIAN ALTIMA VIN:1N4AL3AP2FC232993 for tow and storage charges on 11-3-2018. Vehicle will be auctioned on the 11th day of DECEMBER 2018 at 10 a.m. at Thomas Chevrolet 2128 S. Byron Butler Pkwy, Perry, FL (850)5846221 per F.S. 713.78. 11/7 NOTICE (PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE 125.66) Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida, will hold a Public Hearing on the passage of a proposed Ordinance to amend the Taylor County Code of Ordinances, Article I Section 14-1, regarding Provoked Dog. The Public Hearing shall be held at the Board of County Commission Meeting Room, Taylor County Courthouse Annex, Old Post at the regular Board meeting on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2018, at 6:10 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible. The title of the proposed Ordinance is: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA WHICH AMENDS THE TAYLOR COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, ARTICLE I SECTION 14-1 DEFINITIONS OF AGGRESSIVE DOG AND PROVIDES A DEFINITION OF PROVOKED DOG; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The proposed Ordinance may be the Clerk of the Circuit Court, located in the Taylor County Courthouse, Perry, Florida. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Notice is further hereby given, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, that any person or persons deciding to appeal any matter considered at this Public Hearing will need a record of the hearing and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. DATED this 1st. day of November, 2018, by ANNIE MAE MURPHY, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida. 11/7 HONOR A VETERAN Call Sarah at (850) 584-5513 to place a personal message and/or photo honoring a veteran in the Perry News-Heralds SPECIAL VETERANS DAY EDITION Edition comes out this Friday, Nov. 9. Pric es start at $13. DEADLINE IS TODAY BY 12 NOON Editors Note: It is the policy of this newspaper to run the names of all those arrested and booked at the Taylor County Jail. All those listed below have been charged with a crime, but are considered innocent until proven guilty. Oct. 23: Ronald David Hawes, 31, Greenville, Fla., cruelty toward child, obstructing justice, lewd lascivious behavior, Inv. Hayden, TCSO. Robinson OBrien, 32, Perry, Fla., VOP, Sgt. McKenzie, TCSO. Nicholas Michael Freeman, 40, Perry, Fla., possession of controlled substance, Dep. Anderson, TCSO Terry Lee Hugger, 41, Perry, Fla., disorderly conduct, exposure of sexual organs, Ptl. Smith, PPD. Oct. 25: Corine Marie Coxville, 33, Perry, Fla., VOP, Lt. Gunter, TCSO. Renata Reitte Putnal, 38, no address given, VOP, hold for Lafayette County. Michael Joseph Taylor, 48, Jacksonville, Fla., VOP, Ofcer Grifn. Stephanie Williams Catalando, 42, Perry, Fla., theft, Ptl. Phelps, PPD. Oct. 26: Christopher Thomas Nicolls, 31, Palm Harbor, Fla., DUI, hit and run, Trp. Swindle, FHP. John Anthony Russell, 48, Greenville, Fla., burglary, aggravated battery, Sgt. McKenzie, TCSO. Billy Joe Adkins, 54, Kinard, Fla., FTA, Dep. Anderson, TCSO. Oct. 27: Stephen Paul Tyer, 29, Perry, Fla., contempt of court, VOP, Capt. Franklin, PPD. Steven Lee Williams, 54, no address given, possession of drug equipment, possession of less than 20 grams marijuana, driving with suspended license, theft, Dep. Thigpen, TCSO. Chasity Nichole Spradley, 40, Perry, Fla., larceny petit theft, Ptl. Geyer, PPD. The 2018 Little Miss Red White and Blue Princesses and Little Firecrackers proudly wore their sashes and posed with one of the Military Preservation Vehicle Association units at Forest Capital Park Saturday, Oct. 27, during the Florida Forest Festival. Shown above: Kelli Johnson with the local chaper of Beta Sigma Phi (right) donates a stack of backpacks to Weekend Backpack Food Project volunteer Hilda Armstrong (left). The backpacks families. Weekend Backpack Food Project supplies locals with food, staplesKristy Anderson and her son, Christian, rode in style for this years King Tree Parade. Anderson is the 2018 Lady of the Year, as selected by the Mu Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Her antique ride was graciously provided by Jim Herrington, who served as her chauf feur for the parade. Riding in style After almost closing due to lack of membership TEA receives award for highest membership increase in FloridaShown above: Taylor Education Association (TEA) President Katie Fletcher (middle) and Vice President Kamryn Sands (second from left) pose with former and newly-elected Florida Education Association presidents and vice presidents at the Florida Education Association Delegates Assembly. Sashes shown of f