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Walker to speak at library Jan. 27Delores Leggett Walker, author and newspaper columnist, will be guest speaker at the Jan. 27 meeting of the Friends of the Taylor County Public Library. Walkers rst novel, Legend of Promise, is a contemporary Christian ctional mystery and is set to be the rst in her Promise series. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the library, which is located at 403 N. Washington St. The program is free and the public is invited to attend.Need a scholarship?The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections will be awarding three $1,200 scholarships to college students in the state of Florida. For more information, please contact Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland at (850) 838-3515 or visit will be keynote speaker Jan. 19The 2014 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Commemorative Celebration will be held Sunday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m., at New Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church. The keynote speaker will be Perry native and gospel recording artist, Troy Sneed. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1889 Perry News-HeraldPerry News-Herald 50 Friday/ SaturdayJanuary 10-11, 2014 Index One section 125th Year, No. Weather Friday71 53 50%Saturday73 61 Sunday69 49 Perry News-Herald Perry News-Herald 70% Looking Back . ......... A-2 Living . ..................... A-4 Religion . .................. A-6 Sports . .................... A-7 Entertainment . ........ A-8 TV listings . .............. A-9 Classieds . .......... A-12News Forum By SUSAN H. LINCOLN Managing Editor It was a pleasant Sunday morning when Charlie Duke came to enjoy a hearty breakfast and say goodbye to his host family in Pine Ridge subdivision. Duke had been among the dignitaries for the 1967 Florida Forest Festival, with Patsy and Jake Bassett as his hosts and escorts for all events. He was in his ight suit, ready to drive his rental car back to Tallahassee and then y himself back to Houston where he was based, Bassett said. Before he left, Bassett gathered up his two sons, Jim and Joe, and their neighborhood friend, Don Grant, for a picture in the backyard. Five years later, Duke became the tenth and youngest person to walk on the moon, as the lunar module pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972. That casual picture, against the Bassetts red brick house with a pine tree in the distance, made a memory that the boys wouldnt soon forget. So when Joe Bassett, in November of 2013, learned that Duke would be speaking at the YMCA in Ocala, where he lives, he grabbed a copy of Dukes book, Moonwalker, a copy of the picture from 46 years ago, and personally re-introduced himself. Thats you, for sure, said Dukes wife, Dotty, and the pieces started to come together. Jake Bassett remembers Please see page 3 Charlie Duke was in a training program for astronauts at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, when he visited the 1967 Florida Forest Festival as a dignitary. He is pictured with (left to right) Don Grant, Joe Bassett and Jim Bassett. Memories from long ago Duke is probably among those young men who were encouraged to shoot for the moon. In his the true story of an astronaut who found that for success. For operation of local hospitalDMH/TMH forge partnershipThe leadership of Doctors Memorial Hospital (DMH) and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) announced Wednesday that they have nalized an agreement creating an equal-governance partnership between the two institutions. Ken Arnold, chairman of the DMH Board of Directors, and Mark OBryant, president and CEO of TMH, said the agreement, which took effect Jan. 1, will ultimately enhance services to DMH and expand its role in Taylor Countys health care system. The partnership will be focused on strengthening and expanding clinical services to improve access to care; improving availability to advanced clinical tools that will improve clinical quality; and bolstering nancial practices to ensure stability, DMH and TMH said in a press release announcing the agreement. Offering high quality, cost efcient healthcare is becoming more nancially challenging for large and small hospitals across the country. This agreement is one way that Doctors Memorial Hospital will continue to evolve and innovate in order to meet the needs of our community, Arnold said. The entire Board of Directors of Doctors Memorial Hospital is pleased with the support and trust provided by the Taylor County commissioners, administrative staff and our hospital employees during this process. With the continued support of our community, the partnership between Doctors Memorial and Tallahassee Memorial Hugh Poppell (inset) had turned 44 less than a month before his death; (above) evidence markers Family loses home to re A fund has been established at Buckeye Community Federal Credit Union (BCFCU) to assist a local family who lost everything in an early-morning house re Thursday, Jan. 9. Monetary donations may be made to the Trey and Sara Rice House Fire Fund; additional donations may be made at Calvary Baptist Church (which is helping to coordinate assistance for the family). Rice discovered the re shortly after arriving home late from work around 1:15 a.m. Thursday; his wife, Sara, was asleep on the couch and their three children were asleep in their rooms. Although the replace had been used early in the night there were not ames, but it was still warm in the room. He (Trey) heard a crackling noise and when Please see page 3From the beginning, ofcers said they were going to make sure all aspects of their investigation were complete before moving forward with charges in the case of a hit-and-run crash that killed 41-year-old Hugh Poppell. Now months later they are keeping that promise, announcing that the State Attorney issued a warrant for the arrest of Michael D. Calhoun, 44, in relation to the case. Calhoun, who has been held at the Taylor County Jail on other charges since September 2013, was served with the warrant late Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 7. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident that involved a death and tampering with evidence. If convicted, he could face anywhere from ve to 30 years in prison. The statute cited in the warrant indicates that Calhouns drivers license was not valid at the time the crash occurred and Perry Police Department ofcials noted that he had previous trafc-related arrests. The fatal crash occurred around 10:15 p.m. Friday, Please see page 3Calhoun charged in fatal crash Michael D. CalhounPlease see page 13Trafc was shifted onto the new U.S. 98 bridge over the Aucilla River at the Taylor and Jefferson County line late Monday. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project to replace the old bridge, built in 1952, began in October 2012. The new bridge replaces the main span and relief bridge with a structure that is a quarter of a mile long and 14 feet higher than the original bridges. The new bridge has two 12-foot travel lanes and two 10-foot emergency lanes with a solid concrete barrier on both sides. The bridge construction included nearly 344 tons of steel and 309 truckloads of concrete.New bridge now open Please see page 3 Delores Walker


HOSPITAL CHANGESThis weeks edition spotlighted two changes at Doctors Memorial Hospital: Administrator Gary Muller submitted his resignation to assume a similar position at Bay Memorial Medical Center in Panama City. The hospital also welcomed a new director of nursing, Jacqueline Conte who hailed from Boston, Mass. LOCAL THEATRE? Debbie Hill, producer of the local theatre group known as The Company, invited all to a presentation of Under the Yum Yum Tree slated at the Perry Elks Lodge. In addition to Hill, stars included Rick Olcott Ken McLeod and Margaret Rankin OLGAS OASISPromising the nest selection of imported and California wines, Olgas Oasis began the new year by assuring customers, were open to serve you every day of the year. The ad reminded, Olgas for diningthe oasis for refreshments. In other advertising lures, First Federal Savings & Loan offered 8 percent interest on its 8-year savings certicates ($1000 minimum).TAYLOR NATIVE CUTS FIRST ALBUMBruce Odom, born and raised in Perry but now a resident of Homosassa Springs, cut his rst record for Central Sound of Auburndale. Known as an Elvis impersonator, Odom used new material for this album put planned a followup of Elvis hits. He was a 1969 Taylor County High School graduate.WEDDINGS PLANNED IN JANUARY, FEBRUARYLeslie Carol Hardee and Thomas Lafayette Bacot announced their engagement with plans to marry Jan. 27 in St. James Episcopal Church. A Jan. 19 wedding would unite Julia Elizabeth Fouche and Michael Wayne Tomlinson in the First Baptist Church. Norouida Denise Andrews and John Cutrer Jr. were planning a Feb. 10 wedding in the First Baptist Church.NEW ARRIVALSMr. and Mrs. James Bethea announced the birth of their son, James Lucas, on Jan. 3 in Tallahassee Regional Medical Center. He weighed 10 pounds, 8.5 ounces at birth. Grandparents included Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Courtney, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Bethea. Charles and Linda Slaughter welcomed a daughter, Jennifer Marie, to their family on Dec. 31, 1978. The new arrival weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces when she was born at Tallahassee Community Hospital.DANTONIO COMPETESMiss Lisa Joanne DAntonio, a 20-year-old Tallahassee Community College student from Perry, was scheduled to compete in the Florida Watermelon Queen Contest Jan. 26-28 in Tampa.ONE MORE BUCKFred Cope was pictured with a buck he killed to ll out his limit for the season in the Aucilla Game Preserve.HOOP ACTIONDavid King and Nate Washington were leading the Taylor County High School Bulldogs in rebounds during the basketball season. Mark Frasers free throws and Allendale Campbells timely shooting were also noted.A-2 Perry News-Herald January 10-11, 2014 Looking Back January 10-11, 2014 THE PERRY NEWS-HERALD January 11, 1979 Quotable Quotes Remember when...By ANTHONY L. WHITE anthonylamarwhite@yahoo.comWhos calling? What do you want? Hi Mr. White, a cheerful voice on the other end of the phone responded. Im calling about a private matter. Can you please verify the last four digits of your social security number? Who is this? I hollered, which was the only tone I could muster after being so rudely awakened by this early morning caller who wouldnt stop calling. Im calling regarding a private matter, the young man replied. Can you please verify the last four digits of your social security number? No, I answered. If you already have my social, then you need to do the verifying. Sir, if you wont verify the last four digits of your social, can you verify your date of birth? If you have my social, then Im sure you already have my birthday, I stayed on the defensive. He replied politely, I have it, Sir. I just need you to verify the day and year before I can discuss this matter. Well, thats not going to happen, I snapped. Im sorry, Sir, but Im not going to be able to discuss this matter with you unless you can verify that you are Anthony White. Then good-bye, I said and waited for him to hang up the phone. He didnt. At least not right away. Sir, if you would just verify the last four digits of your social security number and birth date, I can tell you why Im calling, he pleaded. I told him goodbye again. And then again. Finally, because he wouldnt hang up and because Id learned my lesson about hanging up on people trying to help me, I gently pressed the end-call key on my cell phone. As I rolled back over and pulled the covers over my head, I thought about the young lady who convinced me that it was wrong to hang up on people whose job it was to call and try to help me even if I didnt want their help. I didnt know what the young lady was selling when she called, but I ended up buying it. What? I yelled into the phone after seeing an 800-number on the caller ID. Hi, a saccharin-laced voice responded. How are you? What do you want? I cut to the chase. Im calling to tell you about the incredible discount were offering to residents in your area, she replied. Its Im not interested, I yelled then slammed the phone down before she Two seconds later, the phone rang again, and the same 800-number appeared on the caller ID. Before I could scream into the phone, a jalapeno pepper-laced voice yelled, I know you didnt just hang up on me! Well I tried to respond. Well, that was rude, she cut me off. Here I am calling to try and help you relax and you hanging up in my ear. Youre wrong for that. I quickly apologized. Thats okay, she said in her saccharin-laced voice. So, would you like to pay by credit or debit? Credit please. I was too scared to call and cancel whatever I had ordered because the young lady had my phone number would surely call to curse me out about cancelling the order. A week later, I received a voucher for a weekend stay at a beach resort in Destin. Did I use the voucher? No. I was too scared the young lady might be there. Clowning around Christmas Day is a time of faith, family andfun! Which is just what Simmie Ray and Larry Denmark were having while clowning around on the diving board at Carlton Springs on Christmas Day, 1952. There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment. --Robert BraultA good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctors book.--Irish ProverbAll religions will pass, but this will remain: simply sitting in a chair and looking in the distance. --V.V. RozanovWith the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. --Ralph Waldo EmersonOne problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may the future has run out on us. --Michael Cibenko


A-3 Perry News-Herald January 10-11, 2014 that Don Fuqua was instrumental in getting Duke to Perry for the 1967 festival. He stayed at Ernestine and Charlie Wares hotel, and we attended an event for him there in their apartment, above the hotel, he recalls. For several years, Bassett said, his family continued to exchange Christmas cards with Duke but then that correspondence fell by the wayside and no contact was made. Until 2013. Joe read about it in his local paper, Bassett said, displaying the autograph his son obtained during this recent visit. Duke writes, To Jake Bassett, memories from long ago! Joe and wife, Dawn, have lived in Ocala for most of their married life. He is a commercial property appraiser and works seven days a week, his father says. This gives the elder Bassett an opportunity to brag on his two grandchildren who belong to Joe and Dawn: Sarah who is an optometrist in Atlanta, Ga., and John but I cant tell you want he does, Jake says. Nobody can; its top secret.he works in Washington. His degree, he adds, is computer engineering. Duke, the former astronaut, probably knows some secrets, too, but here is the ofcial, abbreviated version of his illustrious career, provided through NASA: former NASA astronaut; degree from the U.S. Naval of Science in aeronautics Institute of Technology, as well as honorary doctorates from the University of South Carolina and Francis Investments and Charlie Duke Enterprises, as well as an active speaker and Christian lay witness as president of Charlie Duke Perry is not often a stop for those who are going to the moon. But, in 1967, it was. Trafc used a temporary bridge built just south of the existing bridges. The next step in the project is to remove the temporary bridge as well as the work platform next to it. lane closures when the nal layer of asphalt is placed on the roadway approaches to the new bridge. The intersection of Aucilla repaved. The speed limit on U.S. 98 will remain at 30 mph until construction is complete. The FDOT hired GLF Construction Corporation of for $10.9 million. The project is expected to be completed by early spring 2014. he looked, he could see a glow coming from up in the replacehis four-year-old daughters room was on the other side of the wall, so he went right to her. The one wall in her room was on re and she was lying in bed, sleeping in a pool of sweat. He was able to wake everyone up and get them out of the house. By then, the entire back wall of the the Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce (TCSO) said. Thank God everybody got out and is alright. Units from Taylor County of Perry Fire Department both responded to the scene, The units were dispatched at 1:45 a.m. and did not clear the scene until several hours later, around 7 a.m. Oct. 5, 2012, near the and Old Dixie Highway. Police were dispatched to the scene initially to investigate a report of an injured person. However, when ofcers arrived, they determined they were dealing with a vehicle crash. Poppell, who pronounced dead at Doctors Parts of a skateboard were found at the scene and investigators said they did not know if he (Poppell) was on it or carrying it when the crash happened. A vehicle was seized in relation to the case early in the investigation. Duke was a featured speaker in November at the YMCA in Ocala where Joe Bassett lives. Bassett managed an autograph for his father and a brief conversation with the astronaut he met 46 years earlier. MEMORIES Continued from page 1 Next stop, the moon BRIDGE Continued from page 1 FIRE Continued from page 1 Flames visible in four-yearolds bedroom FATAL CRASH Continued from page 1Vehicle seizedLane closures will continue pavement is grooved to provide traction. The Taylor County Public Library will host a 5 p.m., followed by a second workshop on mobile devices at 6 p.m.Need to learn about computers?


A-4 Perry News-Herald January 10-11, 2014 Living Roseheads wrap up 2013 ... with a party, of course Prune your way through 2014 with PGCs help The Perry Garden Club will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. Taylor County Extension Agent Clay Olson will present the days program, Pruning for Success. Head hostesss for the January meeting is Pat Head with Jeannie Malone and Karen Falicon assisting. Liska Gooding will provide the horticulture Tip of the Day. All members are encouraged to attend. The Roseheads of Perry, chapter 2207 of the Red Hat Society, held their Christmas party/brunch at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Perry Shrine Club. There were 23 members and three guests present for their last event of the year. The December committee of Debbie Beach, Alice Brady, Debi Limoges, Barbara Patrick, Martelle Shiver, Peggy Williams, with Patricia Lindsey serving as chair, was acknowledged for planning the days activities. Guests Cynthia Sanhein, Sharon Reed and Donna Sprigle were introduced. Members Esther Ehle and Cindi Bishop, mother and daughter, were recognized for their December birthdays. After Martelle Shiver said the blessing, everyone was invited to the ample and generous brunch buffet with a variety of pastries, fruit, sausages, and casseroles to choose from. One Christmas card from each Rosehead member mailed to service men and women was the chapters holiday donation. Barbara Patrick led the ornament swap. Wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year were repeated as the ladies left after having a good time together. The December planning committee included (left to right, seated) Debi Limoges and Alice Brady, and (standing) Patricia Lindsey, Peggy Williams, Martelle Shiver, Barbara Patrick and Debbie Beach. Any Rosehead member who has not paid her 2014 dues of $10 may do so by mailing a check (payable to Roseheads of Perry) to Treasurer Debi Limoges at 104 Cashmore St. 32348. The deadline was Dec. 31, 2013, but checks can be received through Monday, Jan. 13. If you need to update your information (address, phone numbers), please contact Martelle Shiver right away. Please contact Cheryl Gregory to report any change of e-mail address or to add your e-mail address to the group. Taylor County Extension Agent Clay Olson teaches all ages, young and old. On Wednesday, hell be at the Perry Garden Club--teaching young and old, the intricacies of correct pruning. ROSEHEADS:are you ready for 2014? Would you like to make your own cheese? An instructional class is slated for Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 12-1 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Service. Please pre-register and pre-pay by Monday, Jan. 13. Class size limited to 10 participants, and the cost is $10 per person. For details, call 850-838-3508 or e-mail Register by Monday for goat cheeseclass Tues. New ArrivalsKenneth Padgett II and Joleen Whitehead of Perry announce the birth of their daughter, Madison August, on Dec. 31, 2013, at 4:40 p.m. in Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee. She weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Joe and Susan Whitehead of Perry. Paternal grandparents are Kenneth and Sandra Padgett, and Linda Padgett of Perry. The babys paternal great grandparents are Doris Padgett and Charles Markey of Perry. The new arrival was welcomed by a brother, Nicholas Bennett, who is 11.Madison August Padgett


A-6 Perry News-Herald January 10-11, 2014 Religion Churches begin 2014 with opportunities for music, Bible study, prayer, testimony Voices of Victory sing here Saturday Dr. Robert M. Butler and the Little St. John Family invite the community to join them in welcoming The Voices of Victory Radio Choir to the Perry Womans Club on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. Lighthouse comes to Mt. CarmelMt. Carmel Baptist Church will play host to the Lighthouse Childrens Home on Sunday, Jan. 12, with a program at 11 a.m. featuring music and testimonies. Pastor Billy Gipson invites everyone for a special blessing. For more information, please call 584-2043.Prayer through January at 6 a.m.Radical Nation Temple of Deliverance Church, located at 1260 Hampton Springs Ave., is planning a Unity Prayer for Taylor County emphasis throughout the month of January. All denominations are encouraged to participate, praying every day for Taylor County. The church will be open from 6-7 a.m. for people to come as they can. Elder Adrianne Conde thanks all who participated last year: Potters House Ministries, Solid Rock Apostolic Ministry, Trinity House of Praise, Holy Faith Tabernacle and the Pentecostals of Perry. Please contact her at 843-2749 or Ricky Greene at 2952083 for details. If you church would like to continue the emphasis into February and the remaining months of 2014, please contact Conde to coordinate schedules.Precept study still welcomes womenA new Precept class began on Tuesday, focusing on Jesus, the king and his kingdom, with the book Matthew (chapters 15-28) as its foundation. Melody Greene and Ena Reed, is teaching the study for women of all ages and denominations. Classes began Jan. 7 and will continue each week on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the First Baptist Church Student Center, and at 6:30 in the church annex. Greene may be contacted at 584-7619; Reed can be reached at 584-5718.Send your prayer requests...Potters House Ministry is planning a 21-day prayer emphasis, and urges others to write letters which members will pray about in the new year.The letter can contain your prayer requests or your thoughts on what you believe God is going to do in 2014. Please mail letters to 461 U.S. Highway 19, Perry, FL 32347. Please indicate on the outside of the envelope, Prayer Request.Get ready for Night of DestinyFriendship Chapels youth group, Bridge Youth Ministries, is inviting all to a Night of Destiny in Cross City on Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Trailriders Club. Come join us for some great worship and word. We will be having performances by Red Black Main, and Shauna Clark, as well as some rst-time performers, said Michelle Clark for the group. If you have any questions, or would like to participate, please contact 386-965-8461 for additional information.Clarence WilliamsHomegoing Services for Clarence Williams will be held at New Jerusalem P.B. Church, West Union Street in Perry, on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. Ruby Neal Ruby Neal, 89, of Perry, died at her home on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. A native of Quitman, Ga, she was a member of Stewart Memorial A.M.E. Church. She is survived by: one son, Herbert Lee Neal of Perry; one daughter, Ruby Nell Neal of Perry; three sisters, Albertha Bright of Tampa, Annie Givens of Quitman, and Lille Davis of Clearwater; along with a host of grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Stewart Memorial A.M.E Church with burial at Springhill Cemetery. Family members will receive friends today, Friday, Jan. 10, from 5-7 p.m. at Evans-Walker Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements. Obituaries TIDBITS: Stay focused! By SARAH HALL Standing on the Promises of God: (excerpts from a message by the Rev. Tony O. Graham, Antioch M.B. Church). Stay focused and centered. 1. Begin everyday focused on God with thanksgiving and praises. 2. Learn how to go to the Lord rst, when trouble comes. 3. Consider the needs of others. (Humble yourself.) Its not about you. 4. Stand fast and hold to the tradidions which you have been taughtby word or example-from the word of God, the Bible. 5. Commit to the study of the word of God--the Bible, regularly. Always remember God never fails and God keeps all of his promises. (Background scriptureII Thessalonians 2:15) In Bereavement: remember the families of the late William Spivey Jr., the late Ruby Neal, the late Clarence Williams Sr. of Tallahassee, Evangelist M. Brookins and LeFronia Frances in the loss of their mother, Dennie Williams Anderson, in Monticello (funeral Saturday at 1 p.m. in Hixkoey Hill M.B. Church in Monticello), the families of the late Gary Houston in Stewart (son of Jean Powell Houston, and the late Ernest T. Davis of Lamont (father of Linda Davis, Perry). Special Prayer List: Robert Glanton, Surando Blue, Ron King, Virdie Lee Mrs. Kitty Dobson, Nadine Mango, Moncrief and Mamie Ervin, Nobie Roberts, Nancy Crowell, Willie Gent, Willie Patterson, all at home, the Gaddy family, at TMH, and Agnes Davis, mother of Linda Davis. City Wide Mission will meet at Springhill M.B. Church on Jan. 12 at 2:30 p.m. Sister Geraldine Sparrow is president and the Rev. Izell Montgomery Jr. is pastor. New Brooklyn M.B. Church invites everyone in the community to join in the celebration of its 98th anniversary of Christian and mission services to this community and abroad, Sunday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. We give thanks to an Almighty God for allowing New Brooklyn Church and its many ministries to be a beacon light on the corner of U.S. 19 and 98 West. What a great fellowship this will be!


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When asked Thursday about how the partnership would work, Arnold said, Both parties have an equal share in decision making and an equal responsibility in the outcome of those decisions. He added that neither organization has more than 50 percent of the decisionmaking power, so in a circumstance where one was fully in favor of a particular course of action and the other was fully against, the action would most likely not be taken. The new agreement also continues one aspect of the original agreement between the two hospitals signed in 2009 in which TMH employs the DMH chief executive ofcer and other key leadership roles, who report directly to the DMH Board of Directors. Geri Forbes is the current CEO of DMH and will continue in that position, according to Arnold. On Thursday, he added that DMH employees will remain DMH employees. Under the new agreement, representatives from DMH and TMH will work cooperatively to prioritize projects important to reaching the long-range goals of improved access, quality and nancial stability, the press release stated. One such program currently underway seeks to improve access to medical care. TMH is widening its work to expand telemedicine (the exchange of medical information from site to site) in areas outside of Leon County. TMH is currently leading an effort in the next state legislative session to remove road blocks that will bring the advantages of telemedicine to the entire state of Florida, ofcials said. TMH is already providing telemedicine services between DMH and TMS emergency rooms. TMH has also strengthened its own partnerships with North Florida academic institutions, Florida State University and UF Health, formally Shands Hospital. TMH recently added a second residency program in internal medicine with the assistance of the Florida State University College of Medicine. In 2012, the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center afliated with UF Health to boost its efforts in cancer research and improve patient access to clinical trials. In November, the DMH Board of Directors and the Taylor County Commission approved a new lease agreement for the hospital building, which included a clause allowing the board to partner or participate with a regional health care system which in turn would have the ability to appoint up to two members to the DMH board. PARTNERSHIP Continued from page 1The Taylor County Chamber of Commerce has announced it will host the sixth annual MoonPie Princess Pageant on March 28 at Forest Capital Hall. Girls between the ages of ve and eight can have their parents sign them up at the chamber ofce now. We plan for this to be a fun experience for both the children and their parents. Children will have the opportunity to dress up in what they feel represents bluegrass to them as well as gowns for the questionnaire portion of the pageant, Chamber Director Dawn Taylor said. The winner of the MoonPie Princess Pageant, her court and the Bluegrass Sweethearts will represent MoonPie at the Florida State Bluegrass Festival and other functions throughout the community. We are very excited to have this opportunity to represent a company like MoonPie and for the Florida State Bluegrass Festival to be involved, Taylor said. For more information, please call the chamber ofce at (850) 584-5366. Registration underway for MoonPie Princess pageant DMH/TMH will share in decision making Author Eric Golub will speak in Perry at the Taylor TEA Party meeting set Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Catholic Parish Hall, starting at 5:45 p.m. Golub hosts a web site called Tygrrrr Express, and in April of 2009, he published the book Ideological Bigotry. He followed that up with Ideological Violence, endorsed by Fox News Military Analyst Ralph Peters, and Ideological Idiocy. He speaks around the country to various chapters of the Republican Womens Federation, Republican Jewish Coalition, Young Republicans, College Republicans, Tea Party, 9/12 Project and other conservative groups. He has spoken in front of Vice President Dick Cheney, Michele Bachmann, Michael Steele, Eric Cantor, Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain and more. He spoke at Libertyfest 2011 at CPAC and C-Span has carried his remarks on several occasions. In his spare time he monitors college campuses to report on Islamofascist professors; these are published in Campus Watch, Front Page Mag and American Thinker. TEA Party welcomes Golub a guest speaker Tuesday The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Refuge House a $15,000 grant to support critical services and programs for individuals who are survivors of domestic abuse. Refuge House is the regions state certied provider of direct services and advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. It provides crisis services to more than 5,000 individuals in the Big Bend area, including Taylor County, every year. The $15,000 Duke Energy Foundation grant will be used to help increase the availability of services and resources for victims of domestic and sexual violence in Taylor County. This grant will allow for staff support for counseling, support group, prevention education, as well as increasing resources for the Refuge House 24-hour crisis hotline services locally, Refuge House ofcials said. We appreciate Duke Energy Foundations special support for the rural communities that we serve in the Big Bend region, said Meg Baldwin, executive director of Refuge House. From Franklin County to Taylor County, people are connected through powerful community commitments to supporting victims of violence. We are grateful for Duke Energy Foundations dedication to supporting the welfare and dignity of survivors in partnership with our local communities. Duke Energy Foundation awards $15,000 grant to Refuge House Browsing online? See whats new at


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