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Minutes after passing a resolution marking May as Civility Month, the Perry City Councils Tuesday night meeting quickly lapsed into an uncivil discussion with a volley of barbed comments and cross allegations. Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton defended her request to City Attorney Ray Curtis to conduct nonlegal research and Curtis, in turn, asked for clarication from the council regarding grey area lapses between what the city charter dictates and provisions in his employment contract with the city. As reported Wednesday, Hampton asked Curtis to research whether or not there are any municipalityowned ATV parks or riding areas in the state of Florida. Under the city charter, council members Saturday walk promotes Down Syndrome awarenessA 5K Walk-A-Thon Just as I am supporting Down Syndrome awareness will be held this Saturday, April 26, at the Taylor County Sports Complex. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with the walk starting at 8 a.m. Free breakfast will be provided to all pre-registered applicants; please e-mail or All proceeds will be donated to local families.Juniors, Seniors celebrate annual prom SaturdayShangrila, the Land of Enchantment, comes to Taylor County High School Saturday for the annual juniorsenior prom which begins at 9 p.m. and concludes at 1 a.m. Tickets are on sale in the front ofce of the school for $40. The Boys and Girls Club of Taylor County will host the ofcial after-party for this years prom. The club will open Sunday morning (following Saturday nights prom) from 12:30 until 2 a.m., giving students a place to gather. We hope this will reduce the incidence of accidents on prom night, organizers said. Free food is promised for all who gather, along with door prizes and full access to the game room. host Madison golf scrambleA three-person golf scramble will be held at the Madison Golf and Country Club Tuesday, April 29, to benet John Mahoney, Mike Cook and Deputy Robert Lundy, all recovering from the shooting at Timberland Ford on Feb. 5. There are lots of door prizes, hole prizes, a chance to win a brand new Ford truck, free breakfast from Johnson & Johnson, and a grilled chicken lunch with all the sides, said Brian Faircloth who is coordinating details for the fund-raiser which is being presented by both the Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce (TCSO) and the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce, in conjunction with Timberland Ford and Team Lundy. We will be paying cash prizes for both tee times, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., Faircloth added, urging interested persons to sign up now. Non-golfers can pre-order grilled chicken lunches for $7. Both golf entries and preorder forms can be faxed to 850-584-7016. For additional information, please contact Sgt. Buddy Lee with TCSO (850-843-1679).A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman has claried a statement attributed to him in a story in the April 23 edition of the Taco Times concerning the teen driver involved in a fatal crash on March 16 of this year. The spokesman said he should not have stated that the at-fault driver was distracted by his cell phone as evidence indicated only that a cell phone may have been in use at the time. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1889 Perry News-HeraldPerry News-Herald 50 Friday/ SaturdayApril 25-26, 2014 Index One section 125th Year, No. Weather Friday82 62 FOG Saturday84 60 Sunday85 58 Perry News-Herald Perry News-Herald Looking Back . ......... A-2 Living . ..................... A-4 Religion . .................. A-5 Entertainment . .. A-6 TV listings . .................... A-7 Sports . .................... A-8 Classieds . ............ B-6 News Forum City Council spars over alleged violation, cites lesson learned Maybe I interpreted it wrong, Councilwoman employees and incurring expenses. Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton said Wednesday she accepted responsibility for her actions regarding a request to City Attorney Ray Curtis and had directed him to bill her for the service. I was unaware it was a violation and will fully accept responsibility, she said. On Thursday, Hampton presented the Perry NewsHerald a copy of a receipt reecting a $150 cash payment to Curtis for .75 hours time spent researching ATV parks in other municipalities. Hampton accepts responsibility for billPlease see page 3 Flood waters cover countyCounty crews are going neighborhood by neighborhood conducting damage assessments of the continued widespread ooding to document a case for state and federal assistance. Assistant County Administrator Dustin Hinkel, who is also director of Taylor County Emergency Management, said he took an aerial ight Wednesday with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to assess the ooded areas and try to nd solutions. Were going to submit the information to our state representatives so they can lobby on our behalf for assistance from the state or the federal government, Hinkel said. According to Hinkel, several homes along Dulin Lane have one or two inches of water inside them. We went out there, he said. We took Suwanee River Water Management District out there. Theyre in a depression and the water doesnt seem to be owing out. Due to the elevation, Please see page 3 Taylor County was one of a reported 26 school districts experiencing problems Tuesday with the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) when students were knocked off the website of Pearson, the company contracted by the state to administer the test, in the middle of their tests. According to District Director of Student Services Michael Thompson, the problems arose Tuesday as students at Taylor County Middle School and Taylor County High School were taking the tests, which are completed through a computer. Students would start the test and then get knocked off by the Pearson website, Thompson. Theyd log back in and then get knocked off again. Our software worked perfectly. It was the Pearson FCAT fumble leads to re-testing for some studentsPlease see page 3The Taylor County Commission has approved a one-year contract with Assistant County Administrator Dustin Hinkel to take over the duties of county administrator beginning May 15. Hinkel will replace outgoing administrator Jack Brown, who is leaving to take the same position in Escambia County. The commission chose Hinkel to replace Brown during a special meeting last week, voting 4-1 to offer him a one-year contract. At their meeting Tuesday, the commission voted 3-2 to approve the new contract, which was negotiated with Hinkel by Commission Chairman Malcolm Page and County Attorney Conrad Bishop. During discussions, Bishop provided an overview of the contract, stating that Hinkels duties would be the same as those held by Brown. The sticking point, however, was in the salary, which Page said he had negotiated with Hinkel at $85,000 annually. The two no votes were both due to the salary, with Commissioner Pam Feagle arguing for a smaller amount, while Commissioner Jim Moody stated he felt a larger amount was in order, closer to the $102,000 earned by Brown. When the discussion began, Page said a copy of the contract had been provided to the commissioners at the start of the meeting. Commission irons out nal contract with county admn.County personnel were able to take an aerial look of the County residents numerous areas with the Florida Fish and Commission. In by Assistant County Administrator Dustin Please see page 3


SPRING FEVERDowntown improvement and home improvement were popular themes in this weeks edition of the Perry News-Herald. At Quality Builders Supply, located on Highway 27 East, pine two-by-fours in eight-foot lengths were $1.45 each while 2 x 4 precut studs in Helm Fir were $1.65. Cedar Ridge siding was $9.20 for a 4 x 8 foot sheet, and a selection of paint was $3 per gallon. Ware Oil had pool supplies for those who were ready for summer to arrive, while Turkey Roost Nursery advertised azaleas, pampas grass and landscape plants.NEW BABYDavid Whiteld Dixon was born to Ken and Penny Dixon, with proud grandparents including Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Whiteld of Perry.FIELD TRIPSusan Lindsey, Vicky Carmichael and Tracy Shingler took their Sunday School class from St. James Episcopal Church to the Tallahassee Junior Museum to see the ducks, alligators and eagles.CRUSADERSDavid Cain kicked off the Taylor County Cancer Crusade with a $50 check from First Federal Savings and Loan.CAREER DAYHenry Davis was among the community leaders at the Taylor County High School Career Day, representing the Taylor County Extension Service.PARKING, PARKING, PARKINGDowntown merchants gathered to discuss parking woes and solutions, with Oakley Slaughter, owner of Towne Square Grocery, being among the most vocal. Chamber of Commerce President John Dickert was among the speakers.CITIZENS INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT BEGINSThe Citizens Bank Invitational Golf Tournament was slated to be held this weekend. Bank President Henry Fulmer reported 74 entries for the 36-hole event. Dinner and a disco dance were planned. HAMBY SPEAKS TO HISTORIANS Margaret Hamby delivered the program for the Taylor County Historical Society, speaking on the history of elections in the county. A-2 Perry News-Herald April 25-26, 2014 Looking Back April 25-26, 2014 THE PERRY NEWS-HERALDApril 26, 1979 Remember when... By ANTHONY L. WHITE anthonylamarwhite@yahoo.comLottie Mae Brown: The Voice with Wings Hers was the voice. The soul-stirring, hand-clapping, feel-good-all-over voice. The you-can-let-it-all-out voice. A deeply spiritual voice. A voice that some people say had wings. Mrs. Lotties voice came from the bottom of her soul and reached spiritual heights like no one else, explains Chenita Jones. It was hard to feel down whenever Mrs. Lottie sang because her voice uplifted you and made you feel the praise and glory she was singing about. When Brinda Dennis rst heard Lottie Mae Brown sing at the funeral of a neighbors relative, she was more than just a little enthused about what she heard. When she began to sing, my husband and I were just so moved, Dennis says. There was something deeply spiritual about her voice. She was amazing. Annette Howell agrees. I loved to hear Mrs. Lottie sing. I remember hearing her sing when I was growing up. I told my mother, I sure wish I could sing like Mrs. Lottie, Howell recalls. Herbert Clayton, another lifelong admirer, agrees and adds, Mrs. Lotties voice was denitely God-given. Her voice had the power to lift you when you were feeling down and out. These have been the typical responses of listeners since Brown began singing as a young girl at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Madison and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Jefferson County. Brown was born in 1928 in Jefferson County near Lamont. At age sixteen, she moved to Foley and began singing at First Baptist Church of Foley. A few years later, Brown moved to Perry and joined Triumph Holiness Church and remained an active member of the church and choir until her death on April 19. Mrs. Lottie was a member of Triumph Holiness Church, but her singing made her a member of nearly every church in the community, Jones recounts. Any time someone needed her to sing, she never said no. During a 2010 interview, Brown explained her love for singing. The reason I enjoy singing so much and why Ive done it for so long is because I love the gospel. I love the feeling the Lord puts in me when Im singing. And, Im moved by the response people have to my singing. During the 1970s and 80s, Brown formed and directed Perrys Community Choir. Everywhere the Community Choir performed, whether it was in Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, Jacksonville or up in Georgia, they wanted us to come back, Brown fondly remembered. We performed so many times in Jacksonville that I begin to feel like we were the Jacksonville Community Choir. Brown, who was tagged by many as Perrys Mahalia Jackson, said her musical inspirations included gospel legends, Jackson and Albertina Walker. But she has also enjoyed making music with many local singers and musicians, especially two notable members of the Community Choir, Viola Woodfaulk and musician Eunice Asberry, the leader/director and musician of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Choir during its 1960s, 70s, and early 80s prominence. Over the years, Brown has become synonymous with the gospel spiritual, If I had wings. Her performance of the song has earned her the admiration and affection of a new generation. If I had wings, Id y away. If I had wings, Id y away from down here. If I had wings, Id y away to glory. If I had wings, wings, wings, I wouldnt be down here. Howell, who will perform If I had Wings at Browns Homegoing service Saturday, says it was an honor to be asked to perform Browns signature song. At rst, when I was asked to sing the song, I felt a little uneasy because that was Mrs. Lotties song. But, I said to myself, Lord if thats what they want me to sing, Im going to sing it for them. Howells initial uneasiness stemmed from the deep-rooted affection that people have for Brown and the song. People loved Brown and the song because of the deeper meaning Browns voice brought to the lyrics of the song, Jones explains. There is so much meaning in the words of this song, she says. And Mrs. Lottie knew how to use her voice to reach that deeper meaning. God used her voice to deliver His message, and she made it her lifes work. And after a lifetime of singing Gods praises, Clayton adds, She loved singing, and she loved God, so as she used to sing, When you hear of my homegoing, dont worry about me. Just another one of Gods children gone on home. Lottie Mae Brown has gotten her wings. A rare gem Tickets are now available for the Taylor County Historical Societys upcoming Awards Banquet & Music Showcase planned Saturday, May 24, at the Perry Womans Club, starting at 6 p.m. The event will include the Dr. Wilson T. Hendry and Dr. W.H. Peacock scholarship presentations and live music performances by Taylor Chafn and New Brooklyn Choir, along with Mike Denmark and Buddy Murphy. The W.T. Cash Award will also be presented. Tickets are $10 each and include your choice of a chicken or pork dinner. They are available at the historical society museum in downtown Perry or at the ofces of Perry Newspapers, Inc.Historical Society to host award banquet, musical showcase Saturday, May 24


A-3 Perry News-Herald April 25-26, 2014 are prohibited from encumbering funds; i.e. requesting the city attorney to conduct non-legal research, thus generating a bill for the task. The reason I asked for this to be put on the agenda is due to the city receiving a bill for non-legal work we need to make sure when we request stuff that one, we go through (City Manager) Bob (Brown) to see if its something staff could do or, two, make sure its a legal question (being asked of the attorney), Mayor Daryll Gunter said. This (the ATV issue) was supposed to be on the agenda tonight. I wanted to know just what was going on so I could go back to my district and explain to my district why the city doesnt have one, Hampton said. The issue isnt why you asked, but what you asked him to do, Gunter said. Curtis said he would like more guidance from the council regarding how he handles requests from individual members. My recollection is the rate we agreed to pay you was for legal services to the city, not for specic research projects, which can grow vastly expensive. If Im wrong, I apologize. My understanding is we are paying you for legal work for the city, not for specic research projects unless we authorize them as a council, and then we would pay additional sums, Councilman Don Cook said. Curtis referenced a similar issue in which the council directed him to research what other cities had saggy pants ordinances in place and to bring a report back for their review. I would appreciate direction on whether you want me to only do something like this if it is directed by consensus, or a full vote, of the board. Or if it is run through the city manager. Ms. Hampton called me and I feel it is my job to respond to council members, Curtis said. No one should approach the city attorney on any matter unless it is rst discussed with the council in a public meeting. It is a violation of the charter if I incur a debt without authorization. It is a serious violation of law and the law is put there to protect us more than the (citys) budget or the city attorney, Cook said. This could have easily been solved if the request had gone through the city managerhe could have done the research for you, Gunter said. This is specically addressed in the charter as something we are not to doit also states that if anyone does (incur an expense) then he or she is responsible for that invoice and they could be removed from ofce. Im not saying we need to do that. My concern is we need to do things as they are addressed in the charter, Councilman Mike Deming said. My understanding was if I had something I wanted to ask Curtis, I could ask him anyway. That was my understanding, Councilwoman Venita Woodfaulk said. This was an issue the council had already pursued and then she did this to come back and pursue it again. Chief (Vern) Clark was looking into the matter of having stickers issued for ATVs owners and was going to bring it back to us when he had a recommendation on that, Gunter said. You never know when things are going to get brought to you, Woodfaulk said. We still have a bill oating around here, Cook reminded the council. You voted on a contract that has a little bit of budget for outside legal services. I cant say whether this was a clear violation or not, or if it falls into some grey area, Curtis said. It could be argued it should not have been billed; it could be argued it should have been billed. The difculty is that it is not clearly laid out in the contract. I assumed believedI was doing work for the city council. In the city councils interests, I am going to pay that bill for council member Hampton. I will write my personal check for your research; youll have it tomorrow. It will solve the citys inability to pay. I think weve all learned a lesson, Cook said. I dont think you should have to pay it, but I appreciate it, Hampton said. The city cant pay it. I can. I want to go one other place about councils actionsI want us to look each other in the eye with the knowledge we understand the city charter in dealing with city employees who are under the city managers direction and that we are not to ask for service, job instruction, personal favor or concession not given to other citizens. Thats not right. We all know that. We must know we have to comply. I would like to ask council to let Bob create a notice, a memo, to all city staff stating if they are ever approached by one of us and asked to do a duty or perform a job, they are to report that within 24 hours and will be given whistleblower protection. Then we, as a council, would vigorously proceed against that council member, Cook said. Deming offered a second to the motion and it passed 3-2 with Woodfaulk and Hampton voting against it. During the public comment portion later during the meeting, former city manager Bill Brynes chided the two members who voted against the motion. If you go back prior to this charter, and (Public Works Director) Barney (Johnson) was here then and Don told Barney to do something and Shirlie told Barney to do something and Mike told Barney to do something and Bob told Barney to so something, do you know who he would have listened to? Bob because Bobs signature is the one of the bottom of that (pay)check. The charter is near and dear to my heart. We spent over a year writing the charter. It was voted on by the citizens of the City of Perry, not the city council, the citizens of the City of Perry voted and said thats the way we want to conduct business. Sometime later, Im not sure when, a group got together and wanted to change it so they put it on the ballot and the public again said no, this is the way we want to do business. Its a law. The law of the City of Perry, Brynes said, citing both the oath of ofce council members take and the section pertaining to their interaction with employees and prohibiting actions that might incur a debt on the citys behalf. Don, I understand your motion, why you did it the way you did, but the two of you who voted against doing thisif thats the way you conduct business, its against the law and you probably could be removed from ofce. We spent a long time doing this and this is what the citizens said is the way they want to conduct business. You cant do it with more than one person telling everyone what to do. I would like to address that: my intentions were not to go around telling everyone what to do. My intentions were that I could go to Curtis and ask him anything I need to, Woodfaulk said. I heard the motion. He made his motion very clear. I know why he did it and that is not the way the vote was, Brynes said. Thats not what was done. I was voting about having to go through the city manager, Hampton said. I dont want to tell anyone what to do, Woodfaulk said. But its happening. In our time, it happens, Cook said. using pumps or digging ditches wont work because theres nowhere to put the water without causing the same problem for someone else. In addition to Dulin Lane, Hinkel said they have reports of homes being threatened by water or with water underneath them along East Ellison Road, Dewey McGuire Road, Beach Road, Strickland Landing Road, Puckett Road and Ma Dixon Road. If anyone has damage to their homes, please report it to the Emergency Operations Center at 8383575. Certainly, if you have water in your home, we need to know about it. With sunny weather since Monday, Hinkel noted that in some areas the water has begun to recede, but levels are rising in others as the water generally moves southward. Its still an area by area situation, he said. The ooding issue sparked a lengthy discussion at the Taylor County Commissions meeting on Tuesday, during which the board extended the local state of emergency declaration it rst declared Easter Sunday. With County Administrator Jack Brown noting that the road department had already spent 68 percent of its road materials budget (which is supposed to last through Sept. 30), the commission unanimously authorized transferring $50,000 from the Road and Bridge Fund Reserve for Contingency to help cover the expenses. Later in the meeting, the board voted 3-2 to authorize the road department to work today (Friday). (The road department normally works four days a week at 10 hours per day.) The board also voted 3-2 to transfer an additional $20,000 from the reserve account to cover the associated overtime costs. Commissioners Malcolm Page, Jody DeVane and Jim Moody voted in favor of both measures, with commissioners Pam Feagle and Pat Patterson voting against. Feagle stated she did not feel comfortable voting on the contract without more time to read the document, but Page said he planned to bring the contract to a vote at the meeting and then asked Bishop to speak about the provisions of the document. When the discussion reached the salary gure, Feagle quoted the salaries of administrators from several other counties with a similar or slightly larger popular which ranged between $82,000 to $90,000, noting that they did not have an assistant. She said she was in favor of a salary around $70,000 to $72,000. The board voted to authorize Mr. Bishop and me to negotiate this contract, Page said. The number of ($85,000) was what I was comfortable with. Lets leave the $85,000 in here. We spent some considerable time negotiating this contract at the boards direction. At the end (of the discussion), when it comes time to vote, if youre not comfortable with it, you can vote no. Before the discussion moved on, however, Moody questioned hiring someone new at a salary less than the previous person in that position. After Bishop nished his overview of the document, Commissioner Jody DeVane made a motion to approve the contract as negotiated, with Commissioner Pat Patterson seconding. The measure passed 3-2 with Feagle and Moody voting no. Hinkel has been assistant county administrator since September 2011. Prior to that, he was Taylor County Emergency Management director, a position he still holds. He started with the county in December 2009. Cook offers to pay bill for Hampton CITY COUNCIL Continued from page 1 Mayor Daryll Gunter, left, asked that the issue of Councilwoman Shirlie stated she felt she should be able to ask the city attorney for information FLOOD WATERS Continued from page 1 Report ood damage to countys EOC FINAL CONTRACT Continued from page 1 Feagle questions new administrators salary website that didnt work. According to Director of Instruction Sharon Hathcock, although the cause of the problems is still unknown, it appears to have been caused by Pearsons internet carrier. After the problems persisted, district ofcials contacted Pearson and learned that other districts were reporting the same issues. The company later sent a notice statewide telling districts to stop the testing, a notice repeated by the Florida Department of Education. According to Hathcock, some students were able to nish their tests prior to the system crashing completely, while those who were not able to nish will be able to able to retake the test during an upcoming makeup session. There is more computerbased testing required each year as they add more subject areas, Hathcock said. We have provisions in place within the district during testing times to prevent crashes, but the demand on carriers is increasing each year. According to Thompson, testing resumed on Wednesday with no problems reported. He stressed that no students scores were jeopardized by the problems. FCAT Continued from page 1 Problem caused by test providers server? Find us online at:


A-4 Perry News-Herald April 25-26, 2014 Living Who graduated 63 years ago? The Class of The Taylor County High School Class of 1951 had a reunion on March 14 at Fiddlers Restaurant in Steinhatchee. The event celerbrated the 63rd anniversary of their graduation. Their beloved teacher Catharin Norman was a guest of honor. Class members attending are pictured at right and include: Front Row: Bonnie Ruth Baggett Pettitt, LaNell Bethea McKinney, Mrs. Norman, Jeanette Page Clinton. Back Row, left to right: Edwin Williams, Tommie Towles Ferrell, Cecil Carlton, Shirley Parker Hall, Harry Hall, Janie Ezell Massey, Hazel Sauls Shealy, Geraldine Grubbs Cribbs, Lewis Shaw and Charles Holmes. Steinhatchee gardeners learn all about Daylilies by George Daylilies by George was the program for the Steinhatchee Garden Club this month, paying tribute to Matthew George, a high school student, who is the owner of the business. Because Matthew couldnt attend, due to school, he was represented by his mother, Hallie George and his grandfather, Gerome Ridaught, who presented the program, said Sue Guilbeau for the club. Their daylily farm is in Trenton and they have more than 400 different varieties. We have planned a eld trip to the farm on May 17. As a prelude to that visit, both George and Ridaught showcased inventory, care and enjoyment of daylilies for the club meeting. Prior to the eld trip, the clubs May meeting will be held on the 13th, with a covered dish lunch. On that day, we will have a eld trip to pick blueberries at a local farm as soon as they are ready, Guilbeau said. Come join us for lunch and learn about our plans for the next year, she urged, reminding members and those interested in being members that the Steinhatchee Garden Club does not meet in June, July or August. Tidbits: Make your plans to gather around the May Pole By SARAH HALL May Day is coming.... Plan to spend your day with us at Loughridge Park, May 17. May Day activities for the family, games, activities indoors and outdoors, and platting the traditional May Pole! You just have to be there. A family-planned day for wholesome fun and plenty of food! For additional information call me 850-584-5314. This event is sponsored by the City Wide Mission Ministry. Special Prayers: Say prayers for Myrtis Wilson, Lucille Dalton, Judy Bethea, Dorothy Grimes, Sandy Hall, Ann Jone, Miledge Midge Revel; Willie White, Lelia Tina Rhinesrehab; Josephine Coach, Elizabeth Whetsel, Juanita Calloway, Benji Tuten, Nancy Crowellall at home; Bob Bear Brown, DMH; Ethel Lee Mcknight, Tieon FifaTMH Nadine Mangos son in Panama City and Idell Bass, surgery. Love and loss I have loved, it was beauty. I have lost, it was hell. I have survived, it was growth. I have recovered, it was Heaven! Mary Joe Hannoford Remember: There are no perfect relationships, for the simple reason, there are no perfect people. And no one, absolutely no one person can satisfy all of ones needs. The Age of A Woman In her infancy, she neeeds love and care. In her childhood she wants fun. In her twenties she wants admiration. In her forties, she wants empathy. In her fties, she wants money. In her sixties she wants and needs all of the above! Goodbye The community says goodbye to a musical icon, Mrs. Lottie Mae Brown. Once she belonged to us, now she belongs to the ages. Homegoing services are Saturday, April, 26, at 12 p.m. at Antioch M.B. Church. In Bereavement Remember the families of the late Lottie Mae Brown, as well as the families of the late Drucilla Frazier King.What plants remain at TTI?The SNAP (Special Needs Adult Program) class at Taylor Technical Institute urges you to consider its plants as you update your lawn for spring. Please call 838-2545,ext. 265 or 266, to conrm that someone is available to assist you. Hours for Saturday are 8:30 until 12 noon. These plants remain: Wandering Jew in hanging Hallie George spotlighted daylilies for the Steinhatchee Garden Club


A-5 Perry News-Herald April 25-26, 2014 Religion Rethinking Easter Rodney McKinley of Northside Church of God reported a standing-roomfor worship and praise. (Photos by Lorien Hershberger) Whats up this weekend? 1st Baptist sings at 1st Methodist Encore performance of Easter cantataFirst United Methodist Church of Perry will welcome the choir from First Baptist Church Sunday evening, April 27, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to experience this encore presentation of their Easter Cantata, said Pastor James Taylor. Several members of the First Methodist Church will be singing with the Baptist choir. For more information, please call the Methodist Church at 584-3028; the church is located at 302 N. Jefferson Street in downtown Perry. National Day of Prayer The churches of the Shady Grove community will observe the National Day of Prayer on May 1 at the Shady Grove Community Park. The public is invited to gather at 7 a.m. or 7 p.m. Prayers will be offered for the community, county, state, nation and world. We invite everyone to come and pray for the needs in your life, as well as the needs of all those in our nation and world, said the Rev. Wallace Holmes, pastor.Trinity celebrates Mens Day Sunday B.E. Hollis, pastor, and Trinity House of Praise invite the community to join them for their third annual Mens Day Program on the 4th Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. The theme for this years event is, Men Standing on the Word. Pastor Donald L. McBride and New Brooklyn Baptist Church will be in charge of the service. Trinity House of Praise is located at 4095 Highway 98 West. For more information, please contact the Mens Day Program chairperson, Deacon Walter White, at (850) 8436175.Carlton Cemetery clean-up SaturdayBeginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, volunteers will gather for the annual clean-up Carlton Cemetery. The board of directors urges everyone to bring gloves, rakes and clippers. Work will continue until 12 noon.Prayer breakfast Saturday Deacon Charles August will be the guest speaker for a prayer breakfast Saturday, April 26, at 8:30 a.m. at St. Peters Primitive Baptist Church. A $5 donation is suggested by the church with proceeds benetting church projects. For additional information on the event, please call 5845356. Drucilla KingDrucilla King, 58, of Perry died April, 21, 2014, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She had lived in Perry since 1956. Survivors include: her mother, Betty Ann Lauria of Perry; father, Drew Frazer of Orlando; three sons, Robert Edmond, Sherman Edmond and Terry Edmond, all of Perry; ve sisters, Priscilla Jones, Donna Williams, Beatrice Nesbitt, Emily Miller and Patrica Cooley, all of Perry; two brothers, Sherman Raines and Terry Raines of Perry; 11 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Little Bethel A.M.E., with the Rev. Thomas Jones ofciating. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Evans/Walker Funeral Home today, April 25, 2014, at 5 p.m.Lottie BrownFuneral services for Lottie Mae Brown will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 12 noon at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be held today, April 25, from 4-8 p.m. at Triumph Church, 807 Swartz St. Obituaries


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Relay For Life teams invite you to join them for dinner at this years annual event, slated Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, at Forest Capital Park. Volunteers will have campsites scattered around the park and walking path offering a variety of good eats and fun activities. Serving will begin after the opening ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday. The current selections include: sweet potato fries and drinks. drawing for a quilt, tickets will be $2 each or three for $5. dise: Sunset Shrimp, snow cones, lighted toys balls. BBQ pork or chicken sandwiches, French fries, coleslaw, lemonade, pink ribbon baseball caps/visors; and sweet treats. onion rings, sausage dogs, painted glass bottles and chocolate covered strawberries. bounce house. Hungry for good eats? Come to Relay May 9! On Friday, May 9, Relay County will kick off with a special Survivors Lap, a moving experience honoring those who have defeated cancer. Survivors will join together to take Relays opening lap, unied in victory and hope, while the rest of the events participants surround the track to cheer them on. The lap will begin at 6 p.m., at Forest Capital Park. Relay For Life is a unique event in which individuals and teams gather to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and commit to ghting back against the disease. To register for the Survivors Lap, please call Leanne Ceremony to be held Cancer Society Relay For Life in Taylor County will remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have survived. Luminaria will be lit Friday evening, May 9, at Forest Capital Park, at 9 p.m., to represent these individuals. a luminaria donation may do so by contacting Leanne Karstedt, Luminaria chair, or Event Chair Tanya ONeal. Each luminaria candle is $5 Each luminaria represents the life of someone who has battled cancer. It is a beautiful sight when all the bags with candles are illuminated around the track, Karstedt said. The Luminaria Ceremony is a moving way to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to pay tribute to cancer survivors. Relay For Life events will be held from 6 p.m. Friday, May 9, to 6 a.m., Saturday, May 10. Teams will be manning campsite booths offering a wide range of concessions and items. Relay celebrates people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost and provides participants with an opportunity to ght all aimed at furthering the vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays, ONeal said. Prior to the Luminaria Ceremony, the Survivors Lap will kick off the Relay For Life at 6 p.m. as survivors will circle the park track, surrounded by friends and family cheering them on. Luminaria ceremony honors loved ones Victory lap for survivors B-4 Perry News-Herald April 25-26, 2014




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