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Southerlands staff to be in Perry July 1U.S. Representative Steve Southerland II has announced his Florida staff will be hosting mobile ofce hours in Taylor County on Tuesday, July 1, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Perry City Hall, 224 S. Jefferson St. Residents of Taylor County and the surrounding area are invited to join Southerlands staff to provide input on legislation, ask questions or request assistance with a federal agency on issues including: Social Security, Medicare, Housing and Urban Development, IRS, Veterans Affairs, and Immigration.Public safety event is this SaturdayA public safety event will be held at Walmart this Saturday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives from local law enforcement, public safety and emergency response departments will be on hand with free demonstrations and information materials.Three authors to visit library MondayThree award-winning Tallahassee authors will visit the Taylor County Public Library Monday, June 30, at 5:15 p.m. The event, hosted by the Friends of the Taylor County Public Library, will feature Rhett DeVane, M.R. Street and Susan Womble. The winners of the 2014 Friends Short Story Contest will also be awarded at the event, which is free and open to the public.Need to change your political Florida is a closed primary state, which means in a Primary Election you may only vote for party candidates of the party for which you are registered, Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland reminds residents. The Primary Election will be held August 26, so if you would like to make a party change you must do so before the books close 29 days before an election. The books will close on July 28. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1889 Perry News-HeraldPerry News-Herald 50 Friday/ SaturdayJune 27-28, 2014 Index One section 125th Year, No. Weather Friday95 71 20% Saturday97 71 Sunday93 74 20% Perry News-Herald Perry News-Herald 20% Looking Back . ......... A-2 Living . ..................... A-4 Religion . .................. A-6 Sports . .................... A-7 Entertainment . ........ A-8 TV listings . .............. A-9 Classieds . .......... A-11 News Forum upcoming city election by picketing City Hall Thursday.Council disqualies Sadler as candidate Perry resident William Carl Sadler Sr. took to the streets Thursday during his lunch break to protest his disqualication as a candidate for the Perry City Council (Dist. 4 seat). Sadler walked the downtown square waving a sign that read: I swore an oath once for my country and was accepted. I swore an oath for my city an it was denied. He stated he was waiting to hear back regarding his next action on a possible appeal of the councils decision. Sadler was one of ve candidate applicants brought to the city council for two open seats (Dist. 4 and Dist. 5) that will appear on the upcoming Primary Election ballot. (Per the city charter, The City Council shall have sole discretion in determining whether or not candidates have met the qualications for election to the council.) Sadler was the only candidate not qualied by the council. Alan C. Hall and Mary Williams will vie for the Dist. 4 seat currently held by Don Cook; Tonya Holton and David Please see page 3 The Perry City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to waive a $34,506.60 bill led against former state legislator, high school football coach, newspaper publisher and downtown property owner Ken Smith. The bill was for the demolition and removal of a building that was on a downtown lot Smith donated to the city for conversion to a public parking lot. (During demolition it was discovered the building contained asbestos, and that Smith was possibly aware of the asbestos issue at the time he donated the property to the city but failed to disclose that fact to the council.) The waiver came at the close of a nearly one-hour lecture by Smith during which he accused City Manager Bob Brown of exploiting his position to harass property owners. There is a serious problem with this city government and it seems to be getting worse almost weekly. I believe you are approaching a crisis stage. You have passed city ordinances, which in my opinion, has allowed him (Brown) to concentrate his power and deal serious mischief to property owners, Smith said. Regarding the property donation, Smith said when Councilman Daryll Gunter asked him if there were any issues with the property the city needed to be aware of before accepting his donation, we werent talking about the house. We were talking about the property and that is why I said there was nothing that I was aware of. Smith said he was not aware that the asbestos issue had become a problem until he received a letter from then-city attorney Mike Smith. It was a very ugly letter, (Ken) Smith said. City waives $34,506 bill Please see page 5 Ken Smith, right, addressed the Perry City Council Tuesday expressing his displeasure with the SHIP deadline is July 9 Local homeowners in need of rehabilitation assistance can now pick up applications for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP). According to County Grants Coordinator Melody Cox, applications can be picked up at her ofce at Perry-Foley Airport Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The county will only accept applications on Wednesday, July 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Airport Terminal conference room. The county received $350,000 in SHIP funds this year and this is the rst time they have solicited new applications since 2011. Update expected soon on teacher sex case State Attorney ofcials said Thursday a nal decision in the sexual battery case against former Taylor County High School teacher Christine Bennett could be determined as soon as today (Friday). Bennett was arrested and charged with one count of sexual battery March 27, after admitting to investigators she had been involved in a sexual relationship with a 17-yearold student. She was subsequently red by the school district and her case has been proceeding through the court system.Five complete 160 hours of training


A-2 Perry News-Herald June 27-28, 2014 Looking Back June 27-28, 2014 NEW JOBS FOR TAYLOR?Sportcraft, Inc., asked the cooperation of the Taylor County Development Authority in a plan that would reduce company interest payments and provide up to $100,000 of Capital for the company for hiring new employees. The plan was presented by Bump Faircloth, one of the companys four stockholders. Other principals included Don Everett, Joe Roberts and Bobby Sayers. In the previous year, Sportcraft had increased its work force from 50 to 160.CLASS OF 1939 GATHERS AT OLGAS OASISMembers of the graduating class of 1939 at Taylor County High School gathered at Olgas Oasis for a reunion organized by Helen Panebianco, Doris Kelynack, Mary Frances Croft, Sara Faulkner, Myrtice Parker Kate Braddock, Mildred Hart, Ernest Houck, Rachael Brown, Neal Hatcher and Lanty Mangum.A CHECK AND A PICTURESupervisor of Elections Margaret Hamby was pictured with Debbie Mason who received a scholarship toward her journalism major at the University of Florida.SUMMER WEDDINGSMrs. Joseph Richard Roberts III was pictured following her June 18 marriage in Tallahassee. The new Mrs. Roberts was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Pasco Young; the grooms parents were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Richard Roberts Jr., all of Perry. Miss Rebecca Jane Luther of Ashboro, N.C., became the bride of the Rev. William David Smith of Perry on June 23. He was currently serving as pastor of the Perry Wesleyan Church, having earned a Master of Divinity degree at Ashboro Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. Brenda Louise Stewart became the bride of David R. Stalans in a ceremony on June 29. Friends and family members were invited to a reception at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lamarel Rainey.POPULATION GROWS BY ONEMr. and Mrs. Kenneth Powell welcomed a daughter, Jennifer Dawn, to their family on June 17. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.GLIDE-IN SLATED AT PERRY AIRPORTThe second annual Perry Glide-In was planned at the Perry-Foley Airport Saturday and Sunday as spectators would be allowed to ooh and ahh over motorized hang gliders. Mike Grossburg, the cousin of Marty Glickman of Perry, was organizing the event. Grossburg suffered a broken back in a previous hang-gliding showcase in Michigan, and had recovered while in a conning body cast, but advance publicity indicated that hed be back in the skies over Perry.THE NEW FOSTER GRANTS ARE HERE!Scottie Discount Drugs purchased a full-page advertisement to announce, The New Foster Grants are here! Considered the worlds most popular sunglasses, the Foster Grants heralded new designs which owners would love and others would envy.ONE RECIPE FOR SUMMERThis weeks edition encouraged a cool Florida favorite salad: Combine sweet onion, sliced thin, with c. orange sections and 1 c. of nely shredded cabbage. Toss with 1 t. lime juice, c. mayonnaise and a dash of paprika. Enjoy! THE PERRY NEWS-HERALD June 28, 1979 Remember when...By ANTHONY L. WHITE anthonylamarwhite@yahoo.comNo sense in the summer We spent our summer raising tadpoles Mason jars. We left home in the morning without telling anyone and didnt show back up until after dark. We even stuffed fruit in empty milk jugs to make buck that we would sip and drink then try to stagger in the house without being noticed. These were just a few of the things that kept my grandmother and her belt busy every summer. And, the whippings usually started with me because I was supposed to be the child with the sense. I didnt give myself this title. The title and all of the responsibilities that came with it were bestowed upon me by my grandmother, mother and aunts. My grandfather and uncles werent big fans of children with too much sense so they didnt acknowledge my title. But I did. I took my title seriously and did what was expected of the one with the sense. Whenever my brothers and cousins got the notion to do something that our grandmother or parents would not want us to do, I was always there to put a damper on things by reminding them of the potential consequences. Sometimes they listened and sometimes they didnt. When they didnt listen and were facing the consequences, I was usually spared because I had told them not to do it. How come Antmar aint getting a beating? my brothers and cousins would ask. He knew we were going. Yeah, but he had sense enough not to go with you, was the usual response. Being the one with the sense didnt win me the admiration of my brothers and cousins. However, instead of showing their disdain for my title, they waited patiently for the long days of summer to begin and for me to lose my mind. I still dont know what it was, but whenever those balmy, sweltering, rain-soaked days of summer arrived, I began doing things that were out of the norm for me things that the one with the sense wouldnt do. My brothers and cousins relished this time because my title placed me line. My grandfather, however, didnt think there should be a line. He felt that, because I was the one with the sense, the whipping line should start and end with me. ditch down the street from our house, my brothers and cousins talked me into going swimming in the ditch. We had been warned to stay away from the ditch. But, because it was summer and I had lost my mind, instead of reiterating the consequences of to dive in. Our grandfather was waiting on the porch when we walked in the yard soaking wet and covered in putrid smelling mud. He didnt say a word, which meant we had to tell on ourselves. His eyes looked past the others until they found me hiding in the back. We went swimming in the ditch down the street, I confessed. The one you told us not to go swimming in. My grandfather wasted no time deciding that, Since Doris thinks youre the only one with sense enough to know better, then youre gonna be the only one I whip. And I was. That was the last time that I wanted to be the one with the sense. The next day, I tried to give the title to one of my brothers or cousins. There were no takers. 1932 Dawgs According to several sideline quarterbacks, the 1932 Taylor County High Bulldogs were one of the top elevens to ever represent the school. Coached by Russell Bullard, the team racked up a 29-22 record over a three-year period. Games were played in the afternoons at Burton-Swartz Field. A member of the team said the line averaged 191 pounds and the backs 170. (Top photo) The linemen were (front, l to r) Ellis Lipscomb, Randall Slaughter, Joe Nola, Sherman Chesser, Charles E. Hendry, The deadline for submitting entries for the next installment of the They Were Here series published by the Taylor County Historical Society is Tuesday, July 1. If you want your loved one in the #20 booklet, please submit your entry to the Historical Society at 118 E. Main Street. You can drop them in the mail, or the mail slot on the door, President Bettie Page said. Please type or write a legible biography and include a good photo of the person you are submitting with your name, address and phone number where you can be reached. If you need the form to go by we have them available at the Society, the ofces of Perry Newspapers, Inc., and on our Face Book page, Taylor County Historical Society.July 1 deadline is announced for 20th installment of They Were Here series


Sullivan were qualied as candidates for the Dist. 5 seat currently held by Mayor Daryll Gunter. Both Cook and Gunter are not seeking re-election. City Manager Bob Brown stated that city staff collects and reports information to the city council relating to the qualifying requirement; the city staff makes no recommendations to council, only presents facts available for council to base their decision. Part of the information reviewed by staff includes verifying the four key requirements for a candidate: (1) being a qualied elector, which means a registered voter; (2) submitting candidacy notice by the stated deadline and paying the ling fee (or otherwise meeting the inability to pay requirement); (3) ling a statement of nancial interests report; and (4) residing in the city and the district for which they seek to represent for six months prior to qualifying. When verifying information, we try to always use independent third party sources, Brown noted. He said staff reviewed the public record convicted felon database to see if any of the potential candidates were convicted felons; none were. We then checked with the supervisor of elections ofce to see if they were eligible to be registered voters. We then checked to see if they were registered to vote and at what address and when they registered to vote at the stated address. All ve applicants are registered to vote and listed the address they provided with their application documents with the supervisor of elections. However, the supervisor of elections does not require documentation to register to vote; they take peoples word on what they put on their documents, Brown said. He noted all ve applications met the deadline for ling candidacy notice and also led the required nancial reports. However, it was when staff attempted to verify the residency requirement that questions arose regarding Sadler. We attempt to verify address and the six-month residency requirements through public records. We rst check for property with a homestead exemption. Ms. Holton, Mr. Hall and Mr. Sullivan applicants addresses are the same for their homestead exemption. Ms. Williams and Mr. Sadler have no homestead exemption that we could nd, but renters would not have one, which is okay. We next check city utility accounts in their or their spouses name at their application addresses. The building that Mr. Sadler lists for his address has one master water meter for all the apartments in the building owners name. Mr. Sadler has no city utility accounts. Late last week, City Attorney Ray Curtis contacted Sadler and asked for a copy of his drivers license. Sadler complied with the request and that was when staff found it showed a Greenville address. Curtis contacted Sadler and advised him it would be helpful for him to submit anything he felt would help establish his residency, specically something that would be veried by a noninterested third party, like a utility bill. Sadler submitted a copy of his voters registration information to City Hall; however this was information we already had, Brown said. Sadler did not submit further documents to verify his address prior to Tuesdays meeting. Gunter then moved forward with going through the ve names before the council; when Sadlers name was called, Councilwoman Shirlie Hampton made a motion to approve his candidacy. Councilwoman Venita Woodfaulk offered a second. However, it failed by a 3-2 vote with Gunter, Councilman Mike Deming and Councilman Don Cook voting against. When it came time to cast his vote, Gunter said, On the basis you have not met the proof of burden: no. While the discussion was underway, Sadler attempted to submit a letter from his pastor as proof of his address. Why did you not submit it before the meeting started? Gunter asked. I was waiting for the meeting to get started and I got called, Sadler said. Sir, you were here before the meeting started. You could have approached the city attorney or the council at any time then, Gunter said. Sadler said Curtis told him he could submit the documents during the meeting. I swear by God Almighty above thats what was told to me, Sadler said. Curtis stated he told Sadler he had up until the time the meeting started to submit proof of residency. Once the voting was complete, the council moved forward with its agenda and did not take further comments from Sadler until at the end of the meeting when it received requests from the general public. My name is Carl Sadler. I was born and raised in this county. Why was I the only candidate running for ofce for city council called to bring my drivers license in? Why was I discriminated and asked to bring my license when you already knew when you called (Supervisor of Elections) Dana (Southerland) and she gave the information. I called her and she said you did call her and she did give you the information that I did live at 305 East Drew Street. Ive lived there since August. My pastor helped me and even wrote a letter saying that. I was waiting for my turn to turn it in. Referring to the oath of candidacy included in the paperwork residents must submit when declaring their candidacy Sadler said, I swore an oath and you just threw it out. Curtis responded to Sadler by reminding him of their previous telephone conversations regarding the issue. Didnt I tell you the council would be considering this at their meeting so you had up until that point to submit additional information? No sir. Didnt I tell you that you could bring anything you wanted as proof and that my preference would be something we could verify with a third, non-interested party? I know what you said on the phone, Sadler maintained. How long was the conversation? 10 seconds? Not even 10 seconds? You asked for honestyId ask for the same sir. I sent an e-mail advising the city manager what our conversation entailed in the event I was accused of telling you only one thing, Curtis said. Are you saying Im lying? Sadler said. Yes I am, Curtis responded. A lengthy silence followed the exchange before Sadler said, Its not right. We have two different opinions. The council can chose who you want to believe, Gunter said. To answer your original question, all candidates are vetted. The other candidates had homestead exemptions or city utilities verifying their addresses. Did you bring any other bill? Gunter asked Sadler. I dont have anything except where I pay my car. I do get my paycheck (sent) at that address. But I didnt think I needed that. Thats why I have a letter from my pastor, he said. State law says you have 10 days in which to change your address after you move, Deming said. When asked why he had not updated his drivers license, Sadler responded, I just didnt. How many other people in Taylor County have not done it? I saw two today. I lived on Morgan Whiddon Road when I rst came back and then lived on Magnolia before I found a better house here and moved. That was last August. I havent done it, Hampton said when Sadler queried how many others had not changed their address on their license once they moved. Im one of the two you have to convince (to change a vote) and youre not giving A-3 Perry News-Herald June 27-28, 2014 Curtis refutes Sadlers claim City Attorney Ray Curtis took exception to Carl Sadlers inference that he misled him regarding the timing of his submission for documents to bolster his proof of residency before the city council Tuesday, as well as his allegations that Curtis told him that a letter from his pastor would be proof enough. During Tuesdays meeting, Curtis referenced an e-mail he sent to City Manager Bob Brown shortly after a telephone conversation he had with Sadler on the issue. This is in no way a verbatim account of what was said. It is merely a summary of what was discussed. I wrote it right after returning his call at 1 p.m. last Thursday, Curtis said Wednesday afternoon in forwarding a copy of the e-mail to the Perry NewsHerald. The e-mail is dated Thursday, June 19. I spoke with Mr. Sadler on the telephone and advised him that the city had requested additional proof of residency to submit to the city council for review. He provided his drivers license which shows a Greenville address. I asked if he could provide additional proof of residency in Perry and he advised that he shouldnt have to because no other candidate had to. I advised him that the other candidates proof of residency seemed to denitively establish their respective claims of residence but the city felt that additional proof of his residence would be useful to the council in their review for qualications. He asked what kinds of things would be helpful. I advised that he was welcome to present any proof he liked, but it certainly would be helpful to have denitive information from uninterested persons, entities or governmental agencies. He asked when the deadline was and I advised that the city council will review the information submitted at their meeting this coming Tuesday, so he had until then. He was displeased, but understood and advised that he would gather additional proof of residency. He seemed upset that it was the councils decision and that this wasnt handled by the supervisor of elections ofce. I advised him that the city charter dictated that the council was the sole arbiter of qualications. City Attorney Ray Curtis, right, addresses SADLER Continued from page 1 Please see page 5Four qualied for two city council races


A-4 Perry News-Herald June 27-28, 2014 Living Festooned in red, white and blue, the Perry Womans Club ended its 2013-14 year with an installation of new ofcers as it continues its centennial celebration into the 2014-15 club year. District III Director Susan Bond installed the new ofcers including: President Sharron Dorman, First Vice President Jeanne Raulerson, Second Vice President Shawna Beach, Recording Secretary LaDonna LaValle, Corresponding Secretary Lindsey Moody and Treasurer Barbara Burns. Outgoing President Shawna Beach thanked members for the wonderful time and the wonderful memories from the clubs Centennial Celebration held May 10. The event showcased the clubs accomplishments, decade by decade. Special thanks were given to Iris Parker and Jeanne Raulerson. The 100-year anniversary celebration was attended Rep. Halsey Beshears as well as local ofcials. The rst meeting in the new club building on Jan. 1, 1925, was attended by 18 charter members. At the last meeting of the current year, Claire Weed was welcomed as a member. (Top photo, left to right) Susan Bond, District III director, installed new Beach, outgoing president, was showered with appreciation for her two After summer break, new ofcers will lead PWC


A-5 Perry News-Herald June 27-28, 2014 me anything, Gunter said. I have a letter from my pastor, Sadler said. Unfortunately your pastor is too close. You need something other than a letter. Why didnt you bring anything else with you? Because I thought this was all I needed. I wish youd brought something else, Gunter said. Does anyone wish to make another motion? Hampton asked why the oath of candidacy was not enough to qualify Sadler. Curtis said the section regarding candidate qualications must be taken as a whole, and that would include the residency issue. Who decides whether or not you have met the residency requirement? The city council. The staff brought information for your review and it is up to you what you decide, Curtis said. If it was up to me, Id let the voters decide, Hampton said. Thats why Im trying to nd somethingand why I let him go on past his time. You (Sadler) should have produced something, Gunter said. I produced this (letter) today. You should have brought a paystub or something. I was told this would be enough. If he had given me something, I was going to asked the council to call an emergency meeting and call Mr. Cook to return for another vote, Gunter said. Do you have time for him to go get something? an audience member asked. Mr. Cook is no longer in the city, Gunter said. (Cook left the meeting shortly after the qualifying vote was taken.) I still have my proof here. I still have my proof of my oath. I gured my pastor was enough. My church was enough, Sadler said. Yall are wrong. I dont know what to say. Im sorry Mr. Sadler, Gunter said, concluding the discussion. On Wednesday, Sadler submitted four additional documents to city hall, including three pieces of mail (from his credit union, the elections ofce and AARP) along with a paycheck stub reecting his address to be 305 East Drew Street, Apt. 1. He contacted Financial Director Penny Staffney Thursday (Brown is on vacation through July 11) and asked if the additional document helped. Staffeny said she referred him to the councils decision Tuesday. FOUR APPROVED Continued from page 3 Hampton: Let voters decide Smith said he had his son, who is an attorney in Tallahassee, contact (Mike) Smith and the nitty-gritty was whatever my dad (Ken) said would not have mattered. Smith continued, Mr. Brown violated the law because the law requires you do certain things when you own property and decide to have it demolished. You must go and get a rm to inspect for asbestos. That was not done. Second, you cant take debris and anything leftover from a demolition and just dump it. You are required to take it to a landll and my understanding is part of this material was dumped in an abandoned swimming pool. Smith said prior to donating the property he had contacted a local contractor and received an estimate of $3,000 to $4,000 to tear the building down. He further said he was offended by the manner in which Brown treated him on the issue and cited a letter Brown sent him in May. It was an even uglier letter than Mr. Smiths. I have tried to handle this in a private way, but it just didnt get settled, Smith said. I dont want to hurt taxpayers, but (ling a lawsuit) is an option I have. But I know every time that happens, taxpayers are the ones who pay for it, Smith said. Mr. Smith, what is your point? Gunter asked halfway through Smiths hour-long statement. I am asking you to vote to say that Bob Brown did was wrongthat he violated the law in tearing down the building and express regret that he did that, Smith said. I also want the bill wiped off the books, he said. Didnt we reach some consensus to waive the bill some time ago? Councilman Mike Deming said. We have made numerous efforts to settle this with Mr. Smith and they have all been rejected, Brown said. Mr. Smith, if it makes you feel any better, I informed the council about this issue a year ago. I should have known about the requirement to get an asbestos inspection and I didnt, but I should have, Brown said. Deming then made a motion to waive the bill and it passed unanimously. On Thursday, Smith contacted the Perry NewsHerald and stated he had been in discussions with city attorney Ray Curtis but each offer included the provision that I would not appear at Tuesday nights meeting. I told them I would not agree to any deal that included me not appearing before the council. He continued, I have two other issues to address with the council and have asked to be put on the agenda for the next meeting. I am not going to be Bob Browns whipping boy, not when he is using taxpayer resources to whip me with. Something has got to give. BILL WAIVED Continued from page 1 Smith said no deal to not appearing before city council


A-6 Perry News-Herald June 27-28, 2014 Religion By SARAH HALL Special prayer list Pray without ceasing... the patient in Spirit is better than the proud in Spirit. Let us all rejoice in our tribulation, God keeps his promises. The prayer of the upright is Gods delight: Surando Blue, Mary Phillips, Leona Summer, Lelia Tina Rhines, Nobie Roberts, the Rev. Robert Butler (pastor of Little St. John), Denver Painter Jr., Mary Winnie, Tion Fifa, DMH, Maybel Hawkins, TMH-Rehab, and Juanita Calloway, TMH/ICU. In bereavement: the families of the late Keta Corbett of Jacksonville (niece of Annie Mae Porter) and the families of the late Henry Irvine. Its incredible Have you heard about the incredible word of God? The supernatural and awesome power of the word of God? It has (The Word) power over debt, depression, past failure, sicknesses, feelings of loneliness, discontent, feelings of unworthiness, negative attitudes and any other circumstances that life puts in our path. Just read the word. Read it daily, and continue to make it a meal, snack and supplement for your well-being. It will give you power over the ght against all the forces of evil, victory over temptations, motivations over the things that overwhelm us. It will supply a breakthrough when our faith and thought become stagnate. Read it and apply it to everything in your life. Free yourself from the imprisoned things of the world with the incredible word of God. Dont ever forget: We all need somebody... You may not need me, I may not need you, but we all need somebody. Union convenes The Taylor County Union will convene with New Brooklyn M.B. Church, Rev. D.L. McBride, pastor, June 27-29. Friday nights local program will be presented by the host church. Saturday mornings session and Bible study will be led by Deacon Charles August, followed by the youth department presentation. Sunday morning includes Sunday School, at 11 a.m. session followed by a 2 p.m. session, with the womens ministry in charge. Learn this summer! Taylor County Fifth Sunday Union, an auxiliary of the First Bethlehem Baptist Association, reminds students that its time to nish the ve classes which are required for graduation from phases two, three and four. Anyone who desires may take the classes at this time. Class number 8066 Christianity and Contemporary Issues will be taught the fth Saturday, June 28, at 2:45 in the Taylor County Union by Bro. Moncrief Ervin. Others include: Discovering your Spiritual Gifts, July, Sis. Vera Newberry; Synoptic Gospel, August, the Rev. Donald L. McBride; Introduction to the Old Testament, September, the Rev. Butler; Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, October, the Rev. Oliver Bradley. Classes offered on Old Testament, synoptic gospelsMany churches wrap up V.B.S. while others begin the journey Obituaries Methodists, Presbyterians kick off V.B.S. July 6First United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church will hold Vacation Bible School at First Methodist on Jefferson Street for students entering kindergarten and those completing fth grade. Registration, snacks and games will begin on Sunday, July 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and activities will begin on Monday, July 7, continuing through Wednesday, July 9. A culminating celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10. Participants will collect slightly used blue and orange school uniform shirts, canned goods, and small toiletry items for the Methodist Church food pantry.V.B.S. continues at Jena Baptist through July 16The First Baptist Church of Jena is having Vacation Bible School on ve Wednesday nights during the summer this year. Classes began on June 11, and continue next week on July 2, but skip July 9 before ending on July 16. Agency D-3: Discover, Decide, Defend will meet at the church from 6 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. Participants will be challenged to discover the answers to some common questions about Jesus and learn how to use the evidence to defend their faith Want to be a part of Project Backyard this weekend? Simply meet on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in Katies Courtyard next to Johnsons Bakery. The days to do list will be reviewed, with volunteer opportunities offered. Saturday: be a light in your own backyardBLESSING OF THE FLEET Members of St. James Episcopal will gather at Keaton Beach Boat Ramp Saturday, the opening day of the 2014 scallop season, for the Blessing of the Fleet. See todays Dive In edition for more details. Victoria Lynne NorrisVictoria Lynne Norris, age 65, died in Perry on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. She was born in Miami but had lived in Perry since 1975. She was a homemaker and a Christian. Survivors include: one son William Merlo and his ance, Latrelle Marie Monk, both of Perry; one brother, Harold Buddy Victor Gosch Jr. of Rocky Mount, N.C.; two sisters, Patricia Carbo of Monticello and Harriet Rountree of Perry; as well as ve grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Harold Victor Gosch and Ann Lee Cummins. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 30, at the Northside Church of God with the Rev. Mary Hornsby Browning ofciating. Beggs Funeral Home Perry Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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2014 Dive In page 9 COOK LUNDY MAHONEY BUILT TOUGH & STANDING STRONG BUILT TOUGH & STANDING STRONG Timberland Ford and the Steinhatchee non-prot group Marker 1 have joined forces for a Built Tough & Standing Strong fund-raising drawing to benet shooting survivors Mike Cook, Taylor County Sheriffs Deputy Robert Lundy and John Mahoney. Timberland owner Brett Falicon is working with Marker 1 to provide a new 2013 F150 truck for the drawing. A $10 donation enters your name to win the vehicle. The drawing will be held in Steinhatchee this Saturday, June 28. These men push the limits on the words Built Tough & Standing Strong. Due to events that took place Feb. 5 at Timberland Ford in Perry, these mens lives are forever changed. Going to work and doing their job is all they had expected on this February day, Falicon said. You never know what is in store for you. One thing I know is that we are loving, compassionate people who want to help each other in hard times and, trust me when I say, this is a nancial hardship on the lives of these men who are proving just like the Ford truck they are built strong and are still standing strong. For entry information, contact Patty at (352) 356-7100, Audrey at (850) 371-0966, Linda at (352) 213-7371 or Falicon at (850) 5846178. Online entries through PayPal are available through the Built Tough & Standing Strong Facebook link. Win this truck Saturday Shooting survivor Mike Cook, right, is back at work and continuing to recover from his


2014 Dive In page 10 Steinhatchee non-prot Marker 1 will host its second annual Scallopalooza Saturday, June 28, from 4-10 p.m., in the parking lot of Roys Restaurant. Admission is $6 and includes a free rafe ticket; children ages 12 and under are free. Proceeds will benet the American Legion. Join us for family fun like a scallop dig, local crafts, vendors, face painting and a rock climbing wall, volunteers said. Featured concessions will include fried scallops and grits. Live entertainment will spotlight performances from Clay Brooker and Memphis Belle. The highlight will be the drawing at 8 p.m. for the winner of a new F-150 truck being given away as part of the Built Tough & Standing Strong campaign to benet Timberland Ford shooting survivors Robert Lundy, Mike Cook and John Mahoney. Scallopalooza participants will also be able to register for Poker Putt and a 50/50 cash drawing. Steinhatchee hosts second annual Scallopalooza


2014 Dive In page 11 Scallop style If youre a fan of Southern rock, then the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce invites you to mark your calendars now for the Country in the Pines music festival slated Sept. 26-27. Featured artists will include Taylor Countys own Adam Brock as well as Tobacco Road, Band of Brothers, 309C Band and Southern Rain. Auditions for the 2015 Suwannee River Jam will be held Saturday, Sept. 27. Tickets are $10 nightly or $20 for a weekend pass. The festival will be held at Forest Capital State Park. For more information, please contact the chamber at (850) 5845366.Country in the Pines music festival debuts in September


2014 Dive In page 12 Editors Note: The following history is found on the state historical marker located at the Steinhatchee Community Center. Located at the mouth of the Steinhatchee River, Deadman Bay was on Spanish maps by the early 1500s. Spanish Conquistador Panlo de Narvaez came through the area in 1529 followed by Hernando de Soto 10 years later. DeSoto crossed the Steinhatchee River at the Falls. In 1818 General Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) also crossed at the Falls on his way to dispatch the Seminoles who were raiding white settlements. In 1838 General Zachary Taylor (17841850) was sent to put down the Seminoles during the Second Seminole War. Fort Frank Brook was established up the Steinhatchee River in the same year and abandoned in 1840. In 1879 James Howard Stephens (1825-1906), a local pioneer, offered land for a post ofce changing the name from Deadman Bay to Stephensville. In 1931 the community was renamed Steinhatchee after the river. The name Steinhatchee was derived from the Native American esteen hatchee meaning river (hatchee) of man (esteen). Steinhatchees long history of human habitation includes prehistoric man dating from 12,000 BC, pirates from 15th through 18th centuries, loggers in the 1800s, sponge divers in the 1940s and 50s and commercial shermen, shrimpers and crabbers today. Welcome to Deadman Bay


2014 Dive In page 13 Memphis Bell Nashville-based Memphis Belle will perform Saturday, June 28, at the second annual Clay Brooker has been singing country music since he was in a car seat. His professional music career began at the age of 16 when he played at a friends party and found his passion for performing. Since then Brooker has been performing in bars and at various private events throughout North Central Florida. He has also had the opportunity to perform in Nashville, Tenn., at Tootsies Famous Orchid Lounge, The Wheel and at a celebrity event hosted by Kevin Carter. Brooker also plays the guitar and writes his own music. He will perform this Saturday in Steinhatchee at the second annual Scallopalooza. Clay Brooker and his band performs Saturday at the second annual Scallopalooza in Steinhatchee. Brooker brings his country sound to Steinhatchee Sat.


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