'Taylor Coun d e:.
SSince 1961 ., t
January 5,;. .---: .. : Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 44th Year, No. I
SBegin the new year fine-free return
all overdue books during the month of
January and the Taylor County Public
Library will clear your fines
For more information, contact the
library at 838-3512.
SThe Perry/Taylor County Chamber
:of Commerce is currently accepting
nominations for its 2005 "Doing
:What's Right" awards.
SAwards will be presented to
individuals "who have demonstrated a
unique commitment to a cause or
effort that is simply unsurpassed in its
dedication and devotion, and who
*assumes these above-and-beyond
:challenges without expectation of
compensation or recognition."
Chamber Director Dawn Taylor said.
Nominations forms are available at
the chamber office; for more
information, call 584-5366.
Free income tax classes begin
:Monday. Jan. 10, at Forest Capital
Hall,starting at 930 a.m:
Tax Aide volunteers will receive tax
and. computer training. All materials
will be furnished.
To enroll, please call Peggy at 584-
2690 or Holly at 578-2004
planned Jan. 16
A community blood drive will be
held at St. James Episcopal Church,
1100 West Green Street, Sunday. Jan.
16, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m.
Anyone who is in good health, is at
least 17 years old, and weighs at least
110 pounds may donate blood every
Some health conditions ot
medications may. temporarily or
permanently prevent persons from
Call (850) 877-7181 if.,you have
questions about your eligibility to
Please contact the church office at
584-7636 to schedule an appointment
to donate blood.
clinic set Jan. 15
Taylor County Animal Control has
announced -that a vaccination clinic,
will be held Saturday, Jan.. 15, from 9-.
11 a.m., at.Big Bend Feed (parking
"If you have a pet who-,needs its
'shots,. this is- an "inexpensive
alternative: Other services will also be
offered at: reasonable costs," Animal
Control Coordinator. p rianne Hoover
said .1 "
SShe also noted 'tit'the shelter has
the. following animals available for
.adoption: seven Lab/mix puppies: one
female.Chocolate lab,-verygentle and
loving; one Hourdix, one
Shepherd/mix; one sm-l-to-medium
sizeimixed breed;, loyir and-gentle;
ijde, flat-coatq,.e'etriever, gentle; and
;ttrge' to0(bne long-haired gray,
Li .Ro-;.-legged calico and one
W ;inter hours for the shelter are
.9,1:.30 a.m., and 1-3.p.m.."(by
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3 elected boards to hold rare joint session
Future of recreation is
Cit\. count and school di.suict
leaders will come tLeether
Saiurda',. Jan. 8. to discuss the
future of recreation in TaNlcr
The nleeintlfl' ill i:eiin ai a m.
in rth Perrt Cii\ Council meeting
rocm ladjia'.enti t City, Hall) The
public is in'. cited
\ while a set agend., hla. not be-en
announced. It is expected that
much of the discussion will center
on the proposed new sports
complex facility .
The count --\ which initiated and
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sought support from thp. city con
regarding associated costs. The two S
boards have also had discussions the
regarding a plan of operation once con
the complex is complete. ($9
At one time, the county's ($1
position was that it would build the con
complex and turn over all inc.
operations to the city. the
However, in recent months, the to 1
city has explored options in and
handing over its recreation I
department to a parent-run group. city
The move sparked an outcry from bot
parent-volunteers and brought the she
city full-circle to maintaining add
recreation on its own. (wl
In November,' the county $9(
announced it .faced a $378,693 cen
deficit in funds to cover the hav
estimated $1,72,750 .construction- doi
Drug dealers and users:were out Sc
infull force during the holidays, as apl
evidenced by the number of drug a
arrests made during that period. sid
While on patrol, Perry Police pas
Department Ptl. Robert Johns saw,
a vehiclee in the parking lot of the Br
27 Lounge, which matched the sus
description of a vehicle supposedly chh
driven by a %wanted suspect. co,
According to Ptl. Catherine'
$331,000 terminal slated for airport
"Welcome to PerrN -Fole' the 331.00) terminal will be World War 11 air base.
Airport" reads the sign on the front funded entirely from a grant Other projects currently
of the local facility's ne\w terminal recently received from the Florida underwray include security fencing
building which is scheduled to be Department of Transportation. around the perimeter of the airport
constructed in the next 12 months. Ports & A\ ianon Di ision as well as rehabilitation of the
According to( Taylor Count l It is part of more than $,10,l00. airport's apron.
Grants Coordinator lMelody Cox. in improvements at the former Cox said the county's share of
Bluegrass festival, relay
to kick off 2005 calendar
Banquets. bluegrass and relays
kick off a number of community,
events slated for the first half of
With everyone turning the page
on a new\ calendar 'ear. the
Perry Taylor County Chamber of
has released the
Mark your calendars for
this year's Relay for Life,
planned April 15 and 16.
following schedule of
"happenings" planned in the
"Of course. dates are subject to
change as needed," Director Dawn
Leading off list is the annual
Chamber of Commerce banquet set
Friday. March -1. In addition to live
entertainment and a %ariety of
networking opportunities, the
evening \Ill include the
presentation of the chamber's
"Doing What's Right" a\w.ards.
For ticket information, please
.\so in March ill be the annual
Keaton Beach Seagull Egg Hunt,
tentatiely, scheduled for the 19th.
The third annual Tailor County
Bluegrass Festi'al--k-hich has
been renamed the Florida
Bluegrass Festii al--t will be held
the first weekend of April (April 1
and 2) at Forest Capital Park.
The all-star line-up includes
Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike,
Southern Gentlemen. Southern
Lite. Fifth Gear and Cappsized.
Admission is free.
Coinciding with the bluegrass
festival will be the third annual
Rotary Club Chili Cook-Off
Saturday. April 2.
Keep Taylor County Beautiful
(KTCB) will organize the local
Great American Clean-Up event in
April (date to be announced) while
April 15 and 16 have been set as
the dates of the American Cancer
Society's annual Relay for Life.
July 1 will mark the opening of
scallop season for 2005; further
details about 4th of July
celebrations on the coast \'ill be
.** Please see page 2
Employees 'steal' Christmas
Employee theft w'as on the
criminal short list of things to
accomplish during the Christmas
holidays, according to reports filed
with the Perry Police Department.
During the week of Christmas, a
woman working at the Country
Kitchen on Hw%.y. 98 West, reported
that she left her purse at work
which contained several hundred .
dollars. A short time later, she
realized the loss, returned to work
and found it missing.
Police were called to the scene
and asked the manager. Samuel
Zaed. to allow them to review the
security videotape during the time
in question, since the theft took
place in an area of the store only
accessible by employees.
"The recording showed the
victim place her purse on top of
some loa'es of bread on a counter
in the kitchen area." said PPD Pil.
Katherine Schneider. "The
recording then shows the victim
leaving the area without her purse.
"I then saw another employee.
Dorothy J. Hamilton. 46, go to the
purse, pick it up and place it in a
cardboard box in an effort to
conceal it." Schneider added.
Hamilton then moved the box
out of sight of the camera.
When Hamilton was confronted
w ith the recording. "she stated that
she had only picked up an egg
carton and did not take the purse."
Hamilton was arrested and
charged with grand theft, after
being transported to the Taylor
Three days later, police were
.-, Please see page 2
the entire improvement project will
be only $9,800.
The terminal building, will be
built to. category 5 hurricane
standards and will offer areas for
Architects Reynolds; Smith &
Hills of Jacksonville will
be providing technical
assistance to' the county
throughout the construction
It is slated to be completed by
ts of Phase I of the sports
;ome $1,489,514 is available for
project. These represent a.
mbined effort of grants
5,000), general fund dollars
,316,764) and local
itribution's ($77,750). Costs not
eluded in the Phase I estimate are
installation of city water lines
the site, sanitary sewer service
I concession buildings.
n earlier discussions with the'
y, possible solutions.put forth by
th sides for overcoming the
irtfall included imposing an
litional one-half cent sales tax
which could generate an estimated
00,000 annually), adding one
it to. the current "bed tax,"' or
ving the, city make a hefty
nation to-the project.
hneider, she and Johns
projched the vehicle, noting that
black male exited the driver's
de and a white female e ited the
The driver identified himself as
ian Keith Jackson, a wanted-..
spect, and was arrested and
arged for possession and sale of
Assisting officers responded
.ide -the lounge. w here they
'cted the' second >uspeci. Tyror. ,
a id Miller, 33. Miller. xuas al.o
ested for possession and sale of
According to Schneider, hlth
aspects admitted to selling..
caine to an undercover agent at
Police received' a call recently
it two black males were at a.
cal 'convenience store,
preaching customers, asking
em if they wanted to buy some,
Police responded to the store andi
otted two men matching the-
scription given, but v hen asked.
e men denied any illegal actii ity.
PPD Ptl. Gene Franklin asked,
e first suspect, Willie Williams;
,- Please see. page 2:
King's life, legacy
to be remembered
Taylor County's annual tribute
to the life and legacy of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. will be
held Jan. 16 and 17.
On Monday, the Board of
approved a proclamation
designating Monday. Jan. 17, as
the "Dr. Martin Luther King Day
An assembly will be held on
the west side portico of the
Taylor County Courthouse that
same day to mark the occasion.
Organizers with the Perry
branch of the NAACP also
announced that Jerkins High,
School alumnus Dr. Robert
Cummings, chair of the
Department of African Studies
at Howard University in
Washington, D.C., will be the
keynote speaker for the 21st
annual Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. cormnemorative celebration
Sunday, Jan. 16.
.The event will be held at
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church. starting at 6 p.m.
Musical tributes will- be
provided'.by the Perry Youth
- Mass Choir under the direction
0of Dr. Phillip Combs and the
Tlllahassee Girls' Choir, under
the guidance of Dr. Rosalie Hill.
An .African economic
historian, Cummings is the first
African American scholar to
serve as president of the African
Formerly of Perry, Cummings.
has lectured throughout the
world on African studies and
. Africa-related issues. African
' strategies, African American
history, and U.S. public and
foreign policy matters.
He graduated from Jerkins
High School in 1959. received
.- Please see page 2
Dr. Robert Cummings
A-2 The Taco TimeS January 5, 2005
Retail thefts escalate here
Continued frori page 1
called to a local convenience store,
where the store manager told them
that one of the two cashiers on
duty thie day prior, had accepted a
personal two-party check for $415
from a customer.
The check had been processed
through a scan system, which
alerts the cashier if there is a
problem with the bank account the
personal check is written from,
but the scanner was indicating the
check was only for the amount of
$15 and an approval number had
been issued for it.
"The cashier then ran the same
personal check through the scanner
again, two hours later," according
to PPD Ptl. Kristina Reis, "but
this time, the same check was
written for $415. This second scan
of the check was denied. The check
was included in the cashier's
deposit for her shift, which.
balanced her cash drawer."
The cashier, Kibryonna Shonta
King, 20, was interviewed by
Reis, who said she had no
knowledge of the customer, who
brought the check in, except that
he was a white male, possibly in
his late. 20s or 30s, and that she
had given him change from. the
check totaling approximately'
"three-hundred and something
During another interview, a.few
days.later, King told officers that
S"she would like to speak. King
said that she had altered the check
and taken the money. When she
-.was asked why she did this, King
:'said she needed money for bills
"and to purchase presents for her
" boyfriend's children."
King was'taken into custody and
Charged with grand theft, cheating.
forgery/alteration and filing a false
report with police.
.Still another employee, this
Time at a major retailer in Perry,
'was arrested two days after
SChristmas, after store surveillance
Revealed that she had let another,
- woman come through her line
While she was working as-cashier;
and receive free items. was reported to police, and
According to PPD Ptl. Robert admitted to bagging several items
Johns, Olunda Ja'Bria Bishop, 18, for a woman, ringing up only a
was interviewed after the crime pod grapes.
EMS flies through surprise
Despite being in the midst of
relocating the entire department,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital's
Emergency Medical Services
(EMS) earned high marks and no
deficiencies during,a surprise
state inspection recently.
According to a Department of
Health EMS state inspector,
DMH's ambulance servicehad no
deficiencies in all areas'(service
records and facilities, personnel
records, ALS and BLS vehicle
inspection and equipment testing)
during the Dec. 7 random
"Director Marty Tompkins has
an excellently managed
organization. Very good
Excellent medical direction.
Personnel and organizational files
were well organized. Very
professional staff. Excellent
agency...keep up the good work,"
the state inspector stated.
The inspection came just as
DMH EMS was moving
equipment, supplies and all other
materials out of the Ash Street
station located across from the old
82 babies born here
Continued from page 1,
Syou.' Kudos to Dr. (Anthony)
Perrin and all the staff here in
labor and delivery. They have
been just wonderful," Tommy
"We thank the good Lord for a
Health baby boy," he added.
Murrow, is known to many
throughout the community for his
dedicated volunteer time and
efforts; he is director of Burns
Funeral Home and'also oversees
their "World's Largest Free'Fish
Continued from page 1
Golfers will hit the green in
August for the annual chamber
golf scramble while Tavlor
Technical Institute will host
Industry Appreciate Week
--soiietime in September.
Fry" .at the Florida Forest
The- baby is welcomed by a
brother, Christopher Morton of
Mississippi, and a sister, Kelsea
'Edmonds, of Perry.
Paternal grandparents are Larry
and Gail Murrow of Palatka;
maternal grandparents are Louis
and Beck) Reis of Baytown,
He is the 82nd baby born at
DMH since the opening of the
labor and delivery unit in
22 this year
October will see the 50th annual
celebration of the Florida Forest
Festival. The "big, day" will be
Saturday, Oct. 22, under the pines
at Forest Capital Park.
Rounding out the year will be
dov ntow\ n's "Christmas on the
Square" and Santa arrival by air
boat. at Keaton Beach.
Bishop refused to give police
the identity of the other woman.
She was arrested and charged with
hospital to the portable building
now located behind the new
Continued from page 1
19, if he could pat him down,
with Williams answering in the
Williams began removing items
from his clothing, including a
plastic bag of marijuana, to which
he said, "that's not my weed and I
don't know how it got there."
Williams was placed under arrest
for possession of marijuana.
The other suspect, Marcques
McGee, 19, was told that he was
also was going to be patied do\\ n.
"The suspect, McGee, then
reached into his front pants pocket'
and handed Officer Franklin a bag
containing marijuana. McGee was
also arrested and charged with
possession of marijuana," said
cultures of Africa
Continued from page 1,
his bachelor's degree from Florida
A&M University, his Master's
degree from North Carolina
Central State University, and his
doctorate from the Universil6 of
California. He also holds a
certificate in KiSw\ahili and
African culture from the
University of Nairobi in Kenya.
, His area of expertise covers
portation networks, economic
history, religion, complex
emergencies in Africa, and.U.S.
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A-3 The Taco Times January 5, 2005
At the Booking Desk
Feb. 28 de
: F lorida Agriculture
:.Commissioner Charles H.
:Bronson today reminded farmers
aind other eligible stakeholders of
"-tie approaching deadline for
purchasing crop coverage under the,
.Assistance Program (NAP).
The NAP, which is administered
'b\y the U.S. Department of'
-'Agriculture's Farm Service
: Agency. provides financial
.assistance to producers of non-
4insurable crops when low yields,
.,loss f inventory, or prevented
planting occurs .due to natural
To be eligible for NAP
:assistance, crops must be.non-
:,insurable crops and agricultural
commoditiess for which the
catastrophic risk protection level
of crop insurance is not available.
'Interested parties should contact a
'crop insurance agent regarding
whether a crop is insurable ina
Specific county. Contact the local
Farm Service Agency office for
information on whether a crop is
eligible for NAP coverage.
-An eligible natural disaster must
occur before or during harvest and
must directly affect the eligible
;: crop. The coverage period for
SNAP may vary depending on
heiher the producer grows
Annual. perennial, 'or value loss
I **Q a Itn
Amy J. Knowles
deadline set for USDA
crops: To remain eligible for
NAP assistance, specific crop
"acreage information must be
reported annually. When a crop or
planting is affected by a natural
disaster, the local Farm Service
.Agency office must be ntificd
wihinm 15 calendar dais.
For more information about'
NAP, visit: http://
To locate the FSA office in a
specific Florida county, visit:
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Brooks, Peake earned
Eleven students completed
North Florida Community
College's Patient Care Technician
course Dec. 16. participating in a
600!-hour PCT program that began
,in August 2004.
The program combines modules
previously .aught at NFCC,
including nurse assistant, patient
care technician and home health
aid, with additional skills that
prepare the student to function as
an advanced patient caregiver.
NFCC's 2Q04 Taylor County'
PCT graduates are Amanda
, Brooks and Nikki Peake. NTCC
will begin:its next PCT program in
January 2005. Applications are
being accepted no\ and are
accepted year-round for programs
Beginning in January and Augusi.
For more information, please
SSeventh Day Adventist Church
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
:Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
NFCC Allied Health at (850) 973-
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Editor's note: It is the policy of this
newspaper to run the names of all
those arrested and booked at the
Taylor County Jail. All those listed
below have been charged with a
crime, but are considered innocent
until proven guilty.
Robert T. Williams, 21, 330 1st
Street, VOP (aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon, false
imprisonment, warrant from
Lafayette County), Ptl. Gorby,
Andrekia Tramone Dixon, 19,
400 South Warner Avenue, VOP
(possession of less than 20 grams
cannabis), Dep. Young, TCSO.
Daion Alexander Nichols, 24,
1791 Curtis Mills Road,
Sopchoppy, FTA for arraignment,
Dep. Gulbrandsen, TCSO.
Myra A. Alford, 48, 212 S.
Orange Street, FTA (DUI, driving
while license suspended or
revoked), Dep. Whetsel, TCSO.
Michael Scott McGuire, 29,
1190 Fairview Drive, DWLS
(felony), Dep. Folsom, TCSO.
Riley Adam Singleton, 45, 1101
E. Drew Street, sale of cocaine,
FTA for pre-trial conference, Dep.
Sylvia McIntosh, 35, 1107
Drew Street, sale of cocaine, Det.
Kelvin Raytondo Singleton. 36,
1627 Byron Butler Parkway, sale
of cocaine, Det. Anderson, PPD.
Larry Hockaday, 47, 6401 Oak
Shore Drive, VOP (DWLS), Dep.
Zuleika Ann Carter; 25, 11711
Adolf Kemp Road, Greenville,
retail theft, Ptl. Deeson, PPD.
Laketrics R. Turner, 28, 1108
W. Dundee Street,. resisting
withoutl violence, Dep. Tucker,
SBrinson Duane Murphy, 19, 182
Highland Point Road, possession
of alcohol by a person under 21,-
-DWLS (knowingly), Ptl.
Laura Smith, 22, no address,
VOP (failure to pay fine), Ptl.
Kim LaSalle Harris, 29, VOP
(worthless' checks), Ptl. Curry,
Jason. Delbert Quiett, 20, 1112
E. Granger Drive, possession of
alcohol by person under 21, Ptl.
Dustin J. Bain,,20, 301 Manilia
Street, possession of alcohol by
person under 21, Ptl; Schneider,
Briap Keith Jackson, 35, 462 S.
Myrtle Street, sale of cocaine, Det.
Tyrone David Miller, 33, 119
W. Walnut Street, sale of cocaine,
Det. Anderson, PPD.
Robert Michael White, 27, P. O.
Box 1008, Steinhatchee, FTA
(DWLS), Dep. McKenzie, TCSO.
William Russell Garner, 32,
2481 Mattie Carlton Road, high
speed fleeing, willful and wanton
reckless driving, leaving the scene
of an accident with injuries, no
valid drivers license, Ptl. Norris,
Joseph L. Traynor, 19: Hwy. 19,
aggravated battery, VOCC, Dep.
Dorothy Jean Hamilton, 46,
1517 Campbell Street, grand theft,
Ptl. Schneider, PPD.
Bobby Gene Reed, 37, 2161
Kinsey Road, warrant, Sgt. Lee,
Robert Charles Sadousky, 33,
901 Chief Hopi, St. Cloud, VOP,
Dep. Whetsel, TCSO.
Grant Mason Fowler, 19, 3562
Green Farm Road, attaching tag
not assigned, Dep. Tucker, TCSO.
Paula Jane Vanicek, 40, 3645
Alton Wentworth Road,
Greenville, FTA, child support,.
Dep. Whetsel, TCSO.
Jeremy J. Sullivan, 26, 416
Hawthorne, VOP (grand theft),
Dep. Gulbrandsen, TCSO.
Thomas Joseph Turner, 22,
2929 Page Road, VOP (burglary
of a structure), Dep. Gulbrandsen,
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Willie James Holmes, 58, 1415
S. Bryant Street, trespass after
warning, Ptl. Campbell, PPD.
Shanta Futch, 18, 902 E. Wilson
Street, aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon, Dep. Burford,
Donald Lee Fitzgerald, 27, 2631
Fair Road, resisting .without
violence, disorderly conduct, Dep..
Eddie Lamar Whiddon, 55,
5175 Hwy. 98 West, battery
(domestic), Dep. McKenzie,
Elizabeth Anne Whitt, 38,
12995 Spring Warrior Road,
attaching tag not assigned, no
motor vehicle registration, Ptl.
Margarita Ann Giles; 38, 1125
Second Street, Monticello, VOP
(grand theft III, worthless checks--
four counts, battery), Dep.
Drew Bennett, 46, P.O. Box
832, Cross City, VOP (DUI), Dep.
Lorenza Todd Breedlove, 32,
209 S. Center Street, warrant from
Polk County (child support),
battery on a law enforcement
officer, possession of drug
paraphernalia, Ptl. Reis, PPD. -
William Punda, 26, 826 N.
Jefferson Street, possession of
cocaine, VOP, Ptl. Campbell,
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Hannah Jane M uire
Hannah Jane McGuire'
Max and Debbie McGuire of
Perry announce the birth of their
daughter, Hannah Jane, on Oct.
20, 2004, at Shands Hospital at
She weighed 7 pounds,' 15
ounces, and was 19 and one-half
- Maternal grandparents are Jeffry
and Wendy Williams of
Paternal grandparents are Van
and Diane McGuire of Perry.
The new arrival was welcomed
home by two sisters, Jessica Elise
and Hailee Nicole.
Bauer, Russ wedding vows
will be spoken on Jan. 16th
Michelle Bauer of Jupiter, along with Nathan and Laura Bauer of Ocala,
announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Joni Marie, to Heath
Aubrey Russ, the son of Willie and Becky Russ of Perry.
The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Hans Bauer.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Ervin Close of Perry, the late
Betty Close, and the late Elease Stadler and William Russ.
The couple's wedding will be an event of Jan., 16, 2005, at 2 p.m. in
the Perry Woman's Club. A reception will follow.
All friends and relatives are invited to attend.
SMichael Hornsby, L'aK : orna- 'Starboard
Michael Hornsby, Lorna Starboard
Louis and Julia (Baxter) Shaw on 50th anniversary
planned Jan. 8 at San Pedro
Elaine Richardson and John Starboard announce the engagement of their
daughter, Lorna Starboard, to Michael Hornsby, the son of Betty and
Mike Cruce, and James Hornsby.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County High School,
working at Winn-Dixie and SLib ay.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate with a gcneril education
The couplewill be.married on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at 2 p.m. in San
Pedro Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Rayborn Dunnam.
, Wedding reminder
50th anniversary was
celebrated Nov. 20th
with friends, relatives
Louis and Julia (Baxter) Shaw observed their 50th wedding anniversary
on Nov. 20, 2004, with a celebration given by their children, Guy and
Laurie Shaw, J'Nee Shaw, and Dennis and.Lynn Shaw. The outdoor
event took place at the home of Guyand Laurie Shaw in San Pedro Bay.
Both Louis and Julia are natives of Taylor County, who grew up in
Foley., They'were married Nov. 24, 1954, in Foley Baptist Church and
made their home on the outskirts of the Foley community. until 1969
., wen they re-located to Dekle Beach.
Invitations for this golden celebration prompted close.friends'and family
to gather in honor of the couple.
Food Service for Wedding Receptions,
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"It is an honor to inform you that
your academic success places you in
the top 15% of all juniors and seniors
at the University of Florida. This
achievement is a testament-of your
hard work and dedication."
Dr. Glenn Butler
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Golden Key Chapter Advisor
,f UNIVERSITY OF
Golden Key is the largest and most active honor society in the world
with 350 chapters at leadingcolleges and universities. In 2004, Crystal
became a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.
A 2001 TCHS graduate, Crystal is the daughter
of David and Debbie Padgett of. Perry.
Jessica Ann Glover and Raymond Charles Rudd remind friends and
relatives of their wedding on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the. First
Assembly of God Church.' A reception will follow at the Catholic Parish
Parents of the couple include Danny and Patricia Glover, and Pastor
Wendell and Cynthia Rudd, all of Perry.
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10% of the proceeds
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Engagement and birth
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available for pick up in our
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Heath Aubrey Russ, Joni Marie Bauer
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I'Ve wou/l /ike to thank the many people wh have he/oed us
in our search for Gucci. Thanks to those of you who have
cazl3e ri th leads to hi.s location. W1e are sure 1thit i 'win your
Sne/lp we wIill have our it/!estl lamil member back' ith us soon.
.. When we do, \,e Mil be sure to post it in the newspaper so
everyone can oin us in celebrating nis return
Until then please, please KEEP LOOKING...
and if you think you see him, CALL 584-6095!
Gucci is a male Yorkshire terrier with a bobbed tail.
He weighs about 9 pounds, has big ears, loves to
ride in cars, and has been missing since Dec. 10.
Check around your neighborhood for a new dog.
We will provide a very large reward to anyone with
information about the location of our dog.
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Janice Roberts Cousins, 48,
died Jan. 1, 2005, at her
-A native and lifelong resident
Sof Taylor County, she was the
Daughter of the late Marvin and
Myrtis (Poppell) Roberts. Mrs.
Cousins had worked as a
medical clerk for many doctors
and Doctor's Memorial Hospital
.: for several years. She.
participated in clowning for the
.. Children's Church at Covenant
Christian Fellowship, where she
was also a member.
She was preceded in death by
her parents and three brothers,
Howard Roberts, A. B. Roberts
and Roland Roberts.
Survivors include: her husband
of 28 years, Steven Cousins of
Perry; a daughter, Danielle King
of Perry; three brothers, Larry
Roberts of Quitman, Ga., and
Richard Roberts and Reggy
Roberts, both of Perry; two
sisters, Nelda Carter and Faye
Denmark, both of Perry; and two
In lieu of flowers, those
wishing to may make donations
Florida Pre-Paid College Trust
Fund in Jordan King's name.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Joe P. Burns
Funeral Home with Pastor Mark
McElfresh officiating. Interment
followed at Pineview Memorial
Cards of thanks
Our.family would like to take
this opportunity to thank everyone
for the assistance provided for the
funeral of our loved one, Lillie
Mae Hawkins. She is the sister of
Perry resident, Claree Pennington.
She passed away suddenly on Dec.
24 and her home-going celebration
was held on Dec. 30. at St. Peter
Primitive Baptist Church. We
would like to express our
appreciation to the men and
women of the Perry Police
Department and the Taylor County
Sheriff's Office for their
professional service during the
Additionally, we would like to
recognize Zieglers Florist, Perry
Plaza Florist, Trinity Community
Funeral Home, and Brinsons
Funeral Home of Orlando for. the
outstanding services provided. A
very special thanks goes out to the
members of St. Peters Primitive
Baptist Church for the warm
welcoming to their church and the
great southern meal. Finally, we
would like to thank all those
citizens of Perry who stopped and
gave their respect during the
The Family of
Lillie Mae Hawkins
This is a sad time for the
Whitbeck family as we grieve the
loss of our loved one. We are
truly blessed to have friends that
help lift our burden with their
prayers, phone calls, kind words,
visits, hugs, food and flowers.
We will forever remember your
Ethelene Whitbeck and Family
Taking stock in children
Dorothy Johnson, left, shows off the Bennelli shotgun she won in- a drawing
held by the Take Stock in Children Leadership Council. The gun was donated
by Henry Lee, right, owner of Gunrunner Gun & Pawn. The council raised
$1,200 through the effort which they plan to use to purchase a Florida Prepaid
college scholarship for a Taylor County youth.
Family members received
friends Monday from 6 until 9
p.m. at Burns Funeral Home,
which was in charge of the
Roger "Buck" Davis Motes
Sr., 75, of Steinhatchee and
Naples, died Dec. 31, 2004.
Born in Francis to Roger R.
Motes and Idella R. Cannon
Motes, he was a longtime
resident of Naples before
moving to Steinhatchee eight
Survivors include: his wife of
56 years, Sarah Motes of
Steinhatchee; a son, Roger D.
Motes Jr. of Steinhatchee; two
daughters, Becky Motes of.
Kanawha Head, W. Va. and
Barbara Jenkins of Lake City;
three grandchildren; two great
grandchildren; a daughter-in-
law, Bunny Motes of Live Oak;
and one sister, Norma Vines of
Graveside services will be
held at a later date. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made
to Big Bend Hospice in
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Patients can make arrangements to
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Tough schedule upcbminq
The Taylor County Higt girls
soccer team ran its record to 12-4
on the year last week with a 2-0
win over Alachua Santa Fe.
The Lady Bulldogs now stand at
5-1 in district play, with their lone
loss coming Dec. 17 at Suwannee
by a 2-1 margin: TCHS gets a
chance to avenge that loss Friday
when Suwannee comes to town
for a 5 p.m. match.
Just seven minutes into Taylor
SCounty's Dec. 28 match against
Santa Fe, Jenny Cantrell scored on
an assist by Heather Cartwright.
. Later in the game, Krystal Towles
- booted a 37-yard direct kick over.
:the goalie's head for the Bulldogs'
TCHS goalie Elizabeth Cooper
made 13 saves in the contest while
recording her seventh shutout of
the season. Kristen Quicke, Lacey
Lundy, Beth Johnson, Courtney
Speas and Jennifer Tedder all
performed well on defense to
preserve the win, according to
Coach Kerry Puhl
The'coach said Jessica Stanton'
and Tiffany Ragans came in and
added "some valuable minutes" to
help with the effort.
Puhl said the Lady Bulldogs'
The Florida Fish and Wildlife:
Conser action I .Commission's
(FWC) Wildlife Reserve Officers
will be scoring deer antlers at
Milton's Country Stote Jan. 15
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.-The store
is located at 12049 N. U.S. 441:
in Lake City.,
-Hunters who have taken a buck
can have the antlers scored ito
compare with other Florida deer
taken in previous seasons. The
deer mu.t have been laken in.
,Florida by fair chase methods.
Antlers scoring 100 points or
more qualify for the Florida Buck
Registry and the' owner will
receive a, certificate suitable for
The Florida Buck Registry
(hltp:i/'wildflorida.org" hunting buc
kregistr .'default.htm i was
established in 1982 to pro\ ide
hunters \with a record of the
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The minimum, antler score
necessary lo qualify is 100 Boone
jnd Crockett inches for typical
antlers and, 125 for non-typical.
For additional Informaion. call
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at 386-"'55-697 5.
TCHS Girls Varsity
04-05 Soccer Schedule
)ogs improve to 12-4
January schedule will be
"We did this in order to get
them ready for the tough
competition they will face in the
district tournament and, hopefully,
the state playoffs," the coach said'.
The Lady Bulldogs face two
district foes at home this week.
Florida High comes to town
Wednesday for a 6 p.m. match
before Suwannee visits on Friday.
Following a trip to Maclay on
Jan. 11, Taylor County will play
in the Chiles Queen of Kings
Tournament Jan. 14-15.
The Lady 'Dogs are scheduled
to' open that tourney against
Panama City Arnold, the team that
knocked them out of the state
playoffs last season.
A win would pit TCHS against
one of the top teams in the state,
either host Chiles or Pensacola
On Jan. 20, Taylor County
travels to- second-ranked (in 5A)
Tallahassee Lincoln prior to the
district tournament Jan. 24-27 in
"Over the next several weeks,
Swe will have a greji opportunity\
to upset some of the state's finest
teams but, more importantly, we
will have a chance to raise our
level of play going into the district
tournament," Puhl said.
Puhl, who has coached the Lady
Bulldogs for the past 10 seasons,
said none of his teams have ever
won a district title and a home
field advantage in the first rouid
of the state playoffs.
"This team, if they continue to
work hard, has a good shot," he
TCHS Boys Bulldogs'
Date Opponent Site Time/Result
Nov. 22-23 Chiles High Tip-Off Tournament TBEA
Nov. 22 "(Quindy-Monroe) Chiles 62-41 W
Nov. 23 (Chiles High) Chiles LOSS
Nov. 29 Maclay Perry. 47-66 L
Nov. 30 Lincoln Away 72-78 L
Dec. 3 E. Gadsden Perry LOSS
Dec. 7 Suwannee Perry 66-62 W
Dec. 9 Florida High Away 57-52 W
Dec. 11. Jefferson Monticello 65-63 W
Dec. 13 Dixie Perry 57-37 W
Dec. 14 Rickards Away L OSS
Dec. 17 Madison Madison 59-56 W
Jan. 4 E. Gadsden Away 7:30.
Jan, 7 Wakulla Perry 6:30
Jan. 11 Florida High Perry 7:30
Jan. 14 Madison Perry TBA*
Jan. 15 FAMU Away 3/4:30
Jan. 20 Suwannee Live Oak 7:30
Jan. 21 Lincoln Perry 7:30
Jan. 25 Wakulla Away 7:30
Jan. 27 Lafayette Perry 7:30
Jan. 28 .Maclay Away TBA*
Feb. 1 FAMU Perry 7:30
Feb. 3 Dixie Away 7:30
Feb. 8 Lafayette "Away '7:30
Feb10 Rickards Perry 7:30
Feb.11 Jefferson Perry 7:30
Feb. 15-19 District Tourney Wakulla TBA
Bold denotes home games Shaded area indicates district games
Jayvee games begin at 6 p.m. except where noted. *Denotes 4-
game night- Times TBA.
Nov. 9 Fort White Fort
Nov. 10 Gainesville East Gain
Nov. 15 Rickards Tallai
Nov. 16 Santa Fe AlaQh
Nov. 17 Madison Perry
Nov. 22 Wakulla Perr
Nov. 23 Hamilton Co. Perr
Nov. 24 Florida High Talla
Dec. 1 Maclay Perry
Dec. 2 Fort White Perry
Dec. 10-11 Perry Tourney Perry
Dec. 13 Wakulla Med;
Dec. 14 Hamilton Co. Jasp
Dec. 17 Suwannee Live
Dec. 20 Gainesville East Perry
Dec. 28 Santa Fe Perry
Jan. 5 Florida High Perr
Jan. 7 Suwannee Perr
Jan. 11 .Maclay Awa
Jan. 14-15 Chiles Tourney .Talla
Jan. 20 Lincoln Awa
Jan. 24-27 District Tourney Live
District games in bold Home games shaded
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Bonfire, jubilee planned this week
Calling all youth...
J Mt. Gilead Baptist Church invites everyone to a Friday Night Bonfire
this Friday, Jan. 7, from 5:30 p.m. until Food and drinks will be
A service of worship and praise will. be followed by the bonfire and
fellowship. Organizers urge, "Come with an open heart and mind, allow
God to work His Blessings."
Transportation can be.provided; please call 584-8145 after 5 p.m.
To .find the church, turn left on the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Road in
Eridu, 2.7 miles down dirt road.
Greet year gratefully...
By B.D. WILLIAMS Florence Sr. had as their house
SLet us enter the New Year guest over the Christmas holiday
with "fewer complaints" and Mary Campbell from Syracuse,
more "thank you's." NtY: She is the sister of Mrs.
SThe -Memorial Candle Light' Florence and while in Perry she
Service was held at New Mt. visited her brother, Mr. Joe
Zion- Missionary Baptist Sunday Campbell. and nieces and
beginning at 5:30 p.m. The nephew. Then she motored up to
president, officers, members and Monticello to, visit her sister,
--workers of the City Wide Clare M. Hawkins, and family.
--Mission were honored in a She left Tuesday for home.
memoriall Candle Light Service
ifTor the great plans they-have left : '
Here for us to enjoy. At the close,
?of the services remarks were
given by the Rev. Donald r
McBride and Pastor Izell
Montgomery Jr. The occasion
-,was enjoyable. S
City Wide Mission will be (352) 498- 01
held Sunday, Jan. 9, at 2:30
p.m. at Springhill Missionary New Patient
SBaptist Church, the Rev. Izell
SMontgomery pastor. Helen
Smith will preside, A city-wide
Invitation is extended. w hiter
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie L.
Williams of Plafftown, N.C. br ght er
..were here over the week visiiing
their mother, Mrs..Willie C. fr
Donaldson, and family as well as
other relaities and friends. whitening in about an hour
-.Mr. and Mrs. George .
.Washinglon celebrated their
S40th wedding anniversary
l Monday. Jan. 3.
Deacon and Mrs. Leioard
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Sonshine Jubilee begins Thursday
Faith Baptist Church has scheduled its 17th Annual Sonshine Jubilee
for Thursday, Jan. 6, through Sunday, Jan. 9. The church promises,
"singing, preaching, fellowship, fun, three meals a day and RV hookups."
Beginning Thursday, breakfast will be served at 8 a.m., with lunch at
noon and supper at 5:30 p.m. Services are nightly at 7 and conclude on
Sunday with lunch following.
The church, located at 1439 Highway 19 North, can be reached by
calling 584-2980. Pastor Paul Nawlin can be contacted at 584-7367.
Men gather for lunch, devotional
The monthly informal gathering of men that includes lunch and a brief
inspirational message by the Rev. Eddie Blalock will be Friday, Jan. 7, at
the M.A. Rigoni Cookhouse on North U.S. 19 (north of the former
Highway Patrol Station).
Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 D.m., followed by
the message which will conclude at 12:35 p.m.
The cost is $5; all men are invited.
Deadline for local church
news is 11:00 a.m. on
Tuesday & Thursdays.
News is published as
space is available.
;tephen M. Henry DMD
David R. Schneck DMD
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Cross City, FI.
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AMVETS Post 20, ladies auxiliary and
Son's of Amvets meets 3rd Tuesday of
every month, 7 p.m., at 2499 Woods
American Legion, Steinhatchee
Post 291, fourth Tues. 8 p.m..
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held- Mondays (open), and Thursdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at 1260 Hwy. 98 W., at
Serenity House, across from BP Station.
AA Group: 1260 Hwy. 98, at Serenity
House, across from BP Station, Mondays
and Thursdays, 8 p.m.
AL-ANON, St. James Episcopal
Church (in library), Wednesdays 12 noon
to 1 p.m.; 584-2146. Thursday at 6:30
for beginners meeting with regular-
meeting at 7 p.m.
-The Way: Christ centered recovery
gioup, meets on Fridays at 7 p.m. at
Serenity House on Hwy., 98 W.; across
from BP Station." Open to alcoholics,
addicts, family members and friends.
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at' First
Airport Advisory Commission: 4th
Monday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
American Legion Post #96 1st
Tues., 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: 4th Tues., noon, 107 East
Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs.,
8 am., chamber board room.
City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues. at
SCivil Air Patrol (CAP): 2nd and 4th
SMon., 7 p.m., main hanger at airport.
County Commission: first Mon. and
third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2
pm Doctors' Memori31 Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter, second
Mon.,7p.m., JerkinsCenter. ,
.Perry,Masonic Lodge 123,. meets,
first ard third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Gambling Anonymous, 'Saturdays, 2
Sp.m. at SI James Episcopal Church.'
Girl Scouts Service.Unit: first Thurs.,
S6:30 p.m. Scout Hut.
Healthy Start Coalition: lournh Mon
i9 a.m., Taylor Counly SChool Dis5fict
Administralive Offic-e Compley
Historical Society:,open Thursday
anernoons 1 5 p rr
Home Educators League of Perry,
(HELP): cond Thurs., 1:30 p.m.,
Forest Capital Hall.- 584-8553 or 584-
Humane Society of Taylor County,
2nd Wednesday, 6 p.m., Forest-Capital
Juvenile Justice Council: third
Thurs.; 9 a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office,
1719 S. Jefferson. ,
Keaton, Beach Business &
Community Association meets each
2nd Tuesday of month, 7 p m at the
Keaton Beach Hot Doq Stand
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
B.J's Downtown Resiaurant.
La Leche League International 2nd
Wed 10 30 a m Taylor County Public
Lady Elks: second Thurs, 8 pm
Main Street Perry: First Monday ,of
each month. Perry/Taylor County
Chamber ol Commerce al noon
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: firsl and
third Fri Call584-3826
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd'
and' -th Sat 7 pm Tribal grounds
Lyman Hendry Road
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak.
Hill Village on Wocds Creek Road 1st
Narcotics Anonymous: Wednesdays,
at 1260 W Hwy 98 3a Serenity House
(din road across from BP Silat n) These
:are open meetings to "hose interested in
NAACP: 2nd Sun 6 pm. New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Piine Drummers), holds open
monthly on hrst Thursday, Golden Corral
7 pm. 584.9185
Optimist Club: Thurs, noon at BJ's
Perry Garden Club: Falietto Citrle,
2nd Mon. 7 p m., Pine Tree Circle, third
Perry Elks Lodge: Tues;, 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: 1st, 3rd Wed., 7
p m Masonic Hall
Perry Lodge 123,.F&AM, first and
third Monday nights 7 30 p.m., .
Perry Woman's Club 2nd Wed.,
noon (Sept May, subject to charnqel
Perry Shrine Club: 4th Thurs 7 p m
(club house on Courtney Roadt
Planning Board: 1st Thurs. 6 p m
Courthouse annex (old post office.
Republican Party of Taylor County:
To keep abreast of Republican news e.
mall Scott Mion at
rsmi:'oni@perry qultnel com.
Rotary Club: Tues. noon at B. J.'s
School Board: 1st and 3rd Tues 7
SHARE distribution: 4th Sat,, 10 a.m.'
Social Security: representatives. 2nd
: Tues 8 30 a m to 12 noon courthouse
Sons of Confederate Veterans
meets fourth Thursday, 7 p.m. For
location, call 838-1318.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thurs
10 am, .502 N Center Street 2230393
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
3rd Wed at 18820 Beach Road. 5p m
Taylor County Task Force Against
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault: 4th
; Wed 12 noon at B J's Downtown Cafe
Taylor County Democratic. Party
meets the third Monday 7 pm at the
Golden Corral Call 584-9656 or 584.
Taylor Development Council: 2nd
Wed 4 p.m.. at Chamber :
STaylor County Development
Authority: 2nd Mon 5 p.m at Chamber
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
S1st Monday. 7 p.m.. Division of Foreslry
office, 618 Plantation Road
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, 2nd Tues. 5 30
p.m, Room 208, Capital City Bank'
Taylor County Historical Society:
3rd Mon., 7 pm Historical Society
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: 2nd Sat.,, 0'
am Arena located on Bishoo Blvd
VFW Post #9225: 2nd Tues, 7 pm
* (American Legion-building).,
Motivational speaker Delatorro '
L. McNeal II- will headline
aci% cities at (North Florida
Community College to honor
Martin. Luther King Jr. McNeal
will speak Tuesday, Jan. 11 at
Van H. Priest Auditorium from 10
a.m.-12 noon. He \will also be the'
guest speaker at a candlelight vigil
6-7:30 p.m. that evening. The vigil
begins at NFCC's Administration
McNeal is an empowerment
expert, professional speaker and
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Teens visit nursing home at Christmas
The Taylor County High
School girls soccer team visited
Marshall Health & Rehabilitation
Wednesday, Dec. 22, to bring
Christmas cheer to some of the
The trip was organized by the
players, wishing to thank the
community for all the support
they have received. The players
brought baked goods, candy, and
gifts for many of the residents.,
Afterwards the team paid a
surprise visit to the assistant
coach's mother and 89-year-old
grandmother. Assistant Doug
Cantrell said that if his mom and
grandma couldn't get to the game
to see the team, then the team
would just have to come and see
Coach Kerry Puhl said, "This is
a great group of girls who play
well together and treat each.other
like family. They want to make a
positive difference together, on
and off the field."
The team then gathered for a
Christmas team dinner at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Randy
Marshall Health & Rehabilitation residents enjoyed a visit
from the TCHS girls soccer team just before Christmas.
The TCHS girls soccer team conducted home visits to the elderly during the holidays.
Whitfield receives top scholars' award
Sarah Whitfield 'has been
'notified that she has been selected
as, a Florida Bright Futures
Academic Top Scholar for the
2004 graduating class.
'In receiving the award,
'Whilield was told, "This award,is
a tribute to your accomplishments
because you, as the top Florida
Academic Scholar in your county,
are one of sixty-seven high school
graduates in the state of Florida
:recognized as Florida Academic
Whitfield is a 2004 TCHS and
graduated salutatorian of her class.
While in high school, she was. a
member of the academic team and
She is currently attending the
University of Florida in the honors
program and is a member of the
UF Academic Team. She is
majoring in history and Russian.
She is the, granddaughter of
Mary Lou Whitfield of Perry and
Frank Vallella of Tallahassee. Her
parents are Abe and Diane
Bronson warns of tsunami scam artists
'Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Serxices Commissidner
Charles H. Bronson iswarning the
public to beware of potential scam
artists posing as relief agencies for
the victims of the tsunami in
"It's clear that there will be a
great need for assistance for the
tens of thousands of victims of.
'this terrible disaster." Bronson
said. "But people w\ho want to
help need to ensure their donations
Share going to actual victims and not
to con artists."
In Florida. most charitable
organizations are required by, state
law to be registered with the
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services and provide
financial information. That
information is compiled on the
Department's web site'
www.S00helpfla.com and in the
annual "Gift Givers' Guide," a
popular consumer publication
. which shows how much money an
organization has raised, the
previous year,' how much was
spent on program services.
administrative costs, and fund-
raising activities. Consumers can
also contact the Department's
consumer hotline at 1-800-
HELPFLA (1-800-435-7352) to
determine whether a charity is
properly\ registered and find out the
complaint history. of a charity.
The department has' received
reports in past disasters -- such as
wildfires and following the
terrorist attacks of September .11,
2001 -- of organizations seeking
help for victims and pocketing the
money. .It 'is difficult to
investigate these, cases ,because
scam artists have usually left an
area before anyone realizes they
ha\e been conned. Bronson says
it is incumbent on consumers to
take precautions to 'avoid being
victimized. Consumers may be
approached over the phoie, on the
Internet. or through direct mail.
Bronson also provides tihe
following tips to consider when
deciding whether to donate to an
"r Don't judge an organization
based onl an impressive-sounding,
name. Find out what it actually
Be wary of emotional appeals
and organizations that have only
vague plans for spending the funds
Ne' er give cash: Write a
check' payable only to an
organization. not an individual.
-- Be wary of organizanons.that
offer to send a "runner" to pick up
your donation. Reputable
charities are willing to wait for
-- Consumers have the right to
ask for an organization's financial
report and its federal tax
identification.number, the latter of-
\ which you will need to claim your
contribution as a tax deduction
If an' organization is not
re.istired. contact the Department.
: Consumers who have additional
questions or want to report 'a
potential scam should call the
Department's hotline at 1-800-,
author. He was most. recently
named'"One of the Top Four Best
Campus Speakers" of'2004. In
addition, the Tampa Bay Business
Journal named Delatorro as "One
of the Top 30 Under 30" an award
of distinction given to the top
thirty outstanding.business leaders
in the Tampa/St. Pete metropolis.
The local NFCC African
American Student Union is
hosting civil rights leader Martin
Luther King Jr. celebratory
events. Funding has been provided
by NFCC's Student Government
Association. All events are free
and open to the public.
.For more information about
upcoming MLK and black history
events contact AASU sponsor
Andrea Oliver at 850-973-1635 or
email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delatorro L. McNeal, 11
GED, CPT to be given in Madison
North Communit College will conduct GED tests Jan. 18 and 19,,
2005, at 6 p.m., in the NFCC Technical Center on the Madison campus.
S Persons taking the tests \\ill be required to furnish aphoto ID. NFCC
holds GED preparation courses free of charge, but there is a fee for the
Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, please
call (850) 973-1629.
College Placement Tests (CPT) will be given on Jan. 3 at 6 p.m., in the
NFCC Technical Center.
or more information on the CPT, please call (850) 973-9451.
'What Tree is That?'
Pocket brochure offered
for the tree lover in you
"What Tree is That?", a pocket
guide for identifying trees, is
available from The National Arbor
The 72-page guide will help you
identify:135 different trees found
in the eastern and central U.S.
SWell-known trees are included:
paks, maples, spruces and pines.
Also, species. such as
horsechestnut and mockernut
hickory, sassafras and shadbush,
persimmon and pawpaw and
pagodatree and pecan.
Dozens of drawings illustrate
the trees' leaves or needles and
their acorns, berries, seed pods,
cones and other identifying
features. "What Tree is That?" is
.organized to make it easy to
identify trees in a simple step-by-
'"Helping people enjoy and
'appreciate trees is central to the
educational mission of the Arbor
Day Foundation," John Rosenow,
the foundation's president, said.
"Being able to identify trees is
important to knowing how to care
for them and how to plant the
right.tree in the right place."
, To obtain your tree ID guide,
send your name and address and
$3 to "What Tree is That?", The
National Arbor Day Foundation,
Nebraska City, NE, 68410, or go
on-line to arborday.org.
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Director Dawn
Taylor, left, recently attended the Clay County Bluegrass
Festival promoting the upcoming Florida Bluegrass Festival
to be staged here the first weekend in April. While there,
Taylor was a guest of Marty Raybon, former lead singer of the
group Shenandoah, at his high school reunion reception held
in Green Cove Springs. Raybon, who performed in Perry
last year, told the crowd "what a great festival we have here
in Perry, that he was treated so kindly by the community
when he was here and was glad to be a part of it'this past year.
He also encouraged everyone to mark their calendars for
2005 to be sure to come to Perry for the Florida .State
Bluegrass Festival," Taylor said.
McN eal tospeak at can dleight vigi
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The good people of
Taylor always give'
Just as Debra McGrew of the
Refuge House, I too feel a special
link with the editorial written
years ago entitled "Yes, Virginia,
there is a Santa Claus.".
As December rolled around I
found myself praying for a little
Christmas Spirit and not 'so 'much
of the Scrooge state of mind I was
finding myself in. That's when.
the good. people of Taylor County
-responded, as they always seem to
do, and came to the aid of the
Needy School Children's
Through the efforts of several.
local churches, numerous
businesses and countless
individuals, many families had a
much happier Christmas holiday.
I would like to thank these people;
there are too many to name
individually but they know who
they are. You truly are special
angels and are appreciated far more
than you know.
So on behalf of the Needy
School Children's organization,
thank you for all your support.
District School Social Worker
I would like to. thank the
following companies and
volunteers,. Sons of Confederate
Veterans ($200), Buckeye (Pulp
Drying $351), which supplied
Christmas gifts for local Taylor
County children. ,They played a
big part in making a magnificent
Christmas for several children.
Without their support and
donations, Christmas would have
been different for these children.
Again, thanks so much and God
Brehon case manager
and the Pea
JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT WE WERE IN CONTROL,
Letters to the Editor
Let me start with. saying my
family and I have resided in Perry
(Shady Grove) for the past'20
'years. We came-from a big city.in.
the north to a small town called
-Through the years I have'heard a
.. t of citizens complain about the
-are given at Doctors' Memorial
_H0spftal. I was even advised to
Sto Tallahassee for real care.
'A year and a half ago. n'i oldest
_ldaughter,did, just that. ,She went
to Tallahassee Memorial:to, give
'birth tp her first child. It was a
nightmare for my- daughter. 'The
staff was cold and, at times, rude.
The siaft' did n-i explain anything.
to my daughter, as to what was
going on with her birth. The
Shole staff at Tallahassee
Memorial made what should have
been a happy'membry, a miserable
-Then m\ daughter found herself
pregnant for the second time.
This time she decided to go with
the newly hired Dr. Perrin; I
cannot sing his praises enough!
He is such a v.onderful.. caring
doctor. Perry, we have been
blessed to have such a fine doctor
'.\ thin our community. The labor
and delivery staff are of the finest
in the country.
Tallahassee Memorial cannot
hold a candle to Doctors'
Memorial staff. 'Needless to-say,
the. care they gave my daughter
Swas 100 percent better than that of
:Tallahassee. Their concern for my
Daughter's comfort during labor
was of the highest. This, in turn,
made my daughter stac calm and
People of Perry, especially
What is. an O
(Editor's Note: It's a long word,
with 'a, ong objective; The Long
Term Care Ombudsman Program, a
division of the Department of Elder
SAffairs, wishes to acquaint Taylor
SCountians with the services provided
through this; program. For additional
information, please contact (888).831-
What is an Ombudsman? An
ombudsman is a specially trained
and certified volunteer who has
been appointed by the governor
and eien authority under Florida
.law to' Intesligate and resolve
complaints made by, orion behalf
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those mothers-to-be, giving birth
at Doctors' Memorial will be one
of joy and comfort. Doctors'
Memorial, you made an excellent
choice in recruiting Dr. Perrinito
our community I foresee Perry
moving forward in the upcoming
Thank you all. for making the
birth of my grandchild a beautiful
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of. long-term care facility
president ':. ,
The Long Term Care
Ombudsman Cohncil is a group of.
concerned citizens whose goal is
to improve the 'quality of life for
people who, live in long-term care
facilities such as nursing homes,
assisted living facilities, adult
family care homes and long-term
care units in hospitals.
The onibudsmjni's job is to
protect the rights of residents and
assure -that they receive fair
treatment and quality care by:
investigating and 'resolving
complaints; visiting each facility
at least annually to evaluate
conditions; ensuring that residents
receive the legal, financial, social
and rehabilitative, services to
which they are entitled; acting as a
mediator; educating residents,
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Public; .assisting with the
establishment of' family and
resident councils; representing
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and federal government to change
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families, residents, relatives or
friends, to first speak with the
facility' administrator. "Often a
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However, if you are not satisfied
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resolving complaints, the council
and its representatives keep the
individual's identity confidential
'unless given permission to
disclose the information.
The Long-Term Care
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
When the. daughter 'was leaving home
after Thanksgihing, we stood in agreement.
at the foot of her bed. :
"You need a new mattress,".I said, and
she nodded. -.
There's nothing wrong with her current
mattress except that it's 27 years old. It's
the first one I bought when I left home, got.
a job and began career that I thotight
would last a few years...before I got rich,
faimoii, ,or was.: taken care of in .t-he
manner to which I had grown accustomed.
Twenty-seven years later, the daughter
is still using that mattress, but needs a
new one, and I'm still going to work most
"Give me until Christmas break, and."I'll
get you one," said I.
Christmas, as you know, has a way of
hitting, you like a baseball bat between the
eyes. The night before she arrived home
again, I remembered my promise, and
realized I had neither the time nor the
money to fulfill it.
'She complained not one word about the
mattress which throw's you from either
side of the bed to the middle where you
sink helplessly. I was grateful for that;
after all, there were presents under the
tree and I didn't think she'd get real excited
about a mattress with a red ribbon upon it.
I didn't feel too badly until we arrived at
the first grandmother's house. on our
"You girls have the sleeper sofa," said
the grandmother to my daughter and her
Their faces were downtrodden.
'I'm not sleeping there again," said the
cousin, a little presumptuous to be sure,
but polite enough.
"We slept there at Thanksgiving and it
was horrible. What. about the twin
mattresses you've stored under the guest
room bed?" the cousin asked.
The grandmother smiled sweetly.
"Honey, we've'got 12 people sleeping here
tonight. I need you girls to sleep on the
This particular sleeper sofa has a large
hump at what would be the equator if the
mattress were a hemisphere., You can't
hardly choose sides, you just have to fold
yourself in half at the waistline like a
If you pad the bed (which we tried) to
elevate the head, then you sleep as if you
were on the side of a mountain....very-
carefully. Your feet go numb within a
couple of hours and you have bad dreams.
Some of them come true.
If you prop up the foot of the bed--trying
to rid the mattress of its equatorial hump--
all the blood rushes to your head and you
So we put the girls in there sideways.
Even as short as they are, ,their feet
dangled a bit at the ends. The hump at the
equator nicely defined the sides and, once-
sleep came, neither could tell the other
was on the same mattress. Nor did they
brag about a good night's rest.
The next day, the girls begged their aunt
(who lives 46 miles from this
grandmother's house) to please go home.
We love you; we love our gifts; can we
have your bed? She was quick to relent
and they reported a good night's sleep
with pillows %which make you stand up and
"Life is rarely perfect," I tried to explain.
"At.least you got a good mattress...and if
you're -really quick you can have the
bathroom now too."-
Distraction is one of my finer parenting:
The next day, we packed our suitcases
ag ii'-forlt second grandmother's house.
She met us at the back door to hug our
necks and direct the husband who dragged
in 'all our worldly belongings in oversized
"Listen, sweetie," she said to the
daughter. '"I still haven't gotten a new
mattress, so I need you to sleep in that
I shouldn't have laughed, but the
daughter's countenance drooped so
dramatically...and so did her good nature,
not to mention her shoulders. It seemed to
be a Mattress Conspiracy and.she was at
the center of it.
"What about him?" said the daughter
pointing at her brother.
"Well, he has the twin bed and I haven't
changed the sheets on it since your last
visit. The back bedroom has fresh
"And the worst mattresss in the world
except for the one I just slept on and, of
course, that other one at my own house.
I'm going to be permanently disfigured,"
she, moaned. .
"You'll be fine," I assured her. 'It's just
two :nights and we'll give you the
bathroom first with endless hot water and
the first pick at the towels. You can use
all of them if you want to."
Remembering from our last visit that this
mattress would throw an unsuspecting
sleeper off the left side like a bucking
bronco, she built a replica of the Great
Wall of China out of pillows and and their
shams to prevent her from rolling off the
side to imminent doom.
A night light was missing from the stand,:
so I handed her a flashlight and a copy of
a story I thought she might enjoy: The:
Princess and the Pea. It's Hans Christian
Andersen's story of a princess, countless
mattresses and a mundane dried pea.
I looked desperately for a moral,
suggesting that this princess who slept
fitfully ended up marrying the prince and
lived happily ever after.
The daughter eyed me skeptically..."Oh
yeah," she said, with her face smashed.
into the mattress, noting that no one had
read her a bedtime story in at least 13
The real moral to the story emerged
when we completed our journey and found
ourselves--1000 miles later--back in in
Perry, Fla: The daughter awakened the
next morning, stretched, smiled and
declared: "That mattress is not so bad
after all." I smiled, too: it's all about
perspective and realizing that's, it's always
better and worse, somewhere else.
Having said that, we're now convinced,
that now we're going to live happily ever
after. It's a moral we can love.
--~ec I I
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Cross City on Hwy. 19 at Old Drive In.
Auction: Reopens starting February,
Friday at 6:30. Two miles south of Perry
on Hwy. 19, next to Crews Marine.
Third Generation Auction Service
Estate Sales, Bankruptcy, Business:
Liquidations, Storage Units, etc. Big or
small. Now taking consignments: 352-356-
0721. AB#2424. AU#2548
Beauty shop alreadyset'up. Equipment for
sale. Serious inquiries only. 672-0254.
Firewood for sale. $60 a pick-up. -584-
Three breathlinq mgci hirni.. ResMed Auto
'.e SlSpiri, BiP.P Due'l L.< System, and
GoodKnight 314 CPAP System. All in,
excellent condition and come with carrying
case: Call 584-4232.
2-room tent, $100 obo. Two 26" Peavey
speakers with Peavey 4 mixer amp.
Technics CD player and JVC dual
cassette player and JVC turn table, $750
obo. 10k dold diamond ring $10,0 obo..
23-2690.' *-*i ;^ 1 n ... -
'La-Z-Boy rocker/recliner with storage in
armrests plus luiii-in speakerphone and
massage feature. Color: maroon, $100.
Beriena 85, 380 automatic, like new,-$400
obo. Tauros 22 Magnum Detective
Special. 8 shot, brand new, $250 obo.
SGreal women 'suns. 850-223-3287 or cell
FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS OR
INVESTORS! 3BR/2B with large fenced
backyard in Parkview Subdivision.
' #50T29 i ONL'i 55 000 APPT.
SNECESSARY. Century 21 Florida Coastal
SProperties, Inc./Silver Coast Realty 850-
:926-7811 or 850-273-0176.
Land, for sale, 221 N between Shiloh
ChurchRd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing
available. Please call (386) 658-1346.or
(850) 584-5891 (Badcock).
S7/21tfEF : ,
MAKE YOUR POINT...
S199 MOVE-IN SPECIAL
For Basic to Market renters. 1, 2, or 3 BR
HC and Non-HC accessible apartments.
HUD vouchers considered. Equal Housing
Opportunity. Office hours are 8:00-5:00
Mon-Thurs, Call 850-584-5668. 709 W.
Church St., Perry, FL 32348. TDD 711.
1 furnished sleeping room, $100 per week
+ deposit. Call 838-1524+77 pin or 843-
2BR, 2BA M/H. Responsible adults only.
Proof of income and references a must. No
pets. $400 a month + $400 deposit. 584-
Southern Villas of Perry
Looking For Applicants!
HUD vouchers accepted. 1 & 2 BR HC and
non-HC accessible apartments. Office
hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call
850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett
Rd., Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing
2 bedroom mobile home,, very clean,
furnished, nice yard, utility house. No pets.
Will accept 1 small child. 584:4366.
For rent! Office space for nonprofit
organization.at 800 West Ash Street, site
of Taylor County Senior Services. Call
584-4924 for information.
Rental., assistance available. Equal.
Housing Opportunity. Call .?50-584-5668.
709 W. Church St., Perry, FL 32348
1999 3/4-ton Chevrolet truck, long wheel
2001 Grand AM SE, CD player, power
windows, cruise control, theft recovery
system, keyless door entry, good
condition with low mileage. 838-2920 or-
1977 Ford w/351 clev. 2 C6 MFX trans.,
$1,000 obo. Runs great. 838-3903.
1990 Isuzu Trooper, $750. Call 584-3525.
1991 Buick, low miles, ice cold air, runs
great, $1,100 obo. 850-223-3278 or cell
The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners offers excellent
opportunities with possible advancement.
Benefits include paid sick leave, vacation,
retirement, health and life insurance, plus
Rd. Mte. Tech: requires valid Fl. CDL
Class B license (or must obtain within 6
months); good driving record; strength to
perform heavy manual labor; ability to
operate hand tools, small power
equipment; and equipment related to
maintenance of highway right-of-way.
Rabies Prefer high school diploma or
GED. Salary starts at $8.04.
EEO/ADA/Drug Free Work 'Place.
Successful completion of a drug test is a
condition of employment. Apply at Taylor
One-Stop Career Center, 224 N. Jefferson,
Perry, FL 32347, phone 584-7604.
Positions are open until filled.
GULF COAST '
METAL'. 3' Wide
Full line of '
accessories in stock Painted
Special Flashings Made 'AllI Types Warranted "MetalAvailable
Cut toyour desired lengths Delivery Service Available
Cdll Toll-Free .888-393-0335 '352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.
98 Coachman Catalina Ultralite 20' travel
trailer model 198CB: Tandem axle. Self-
contained. Excellent condition. $7,000.
For sale by owner. 3/2. DW on 1/2 acre,
front and back porch, appliances, new 7 registered Bassett Hound puppies, $100
carpet and vinyl. 386-365-4981. each, 838-1208.
For sale by owner. 3/2 i995 SW on 3/4
acre, Carport, utility shed. 386-365-4981.
A FI MENTS AS LOW AS $350
oi3 qualiled tuy r.l -
i3o. t d.,:,oms, 2 bahs; 1344 sq. ft. living
room, dining room, glamour.bath, eat-in
kitchen--Yes! Dinind room and large eat-in
kitchen, washer and dryer University
Uni.,,;rti rv H ';me i has it all.'i
Modulars slanng i.59.996 Multi-sections,.
dou'be & Iripie siarling $39 99'. Singles,
14'& 5 16' siarng $19 997 FinanciOg wiih
and wilhoul land. Location assistance.
5I S'.^~ NU .
Got land? Need a-homre" We can show
you how? For appointment call 850-576-
2106. LUni.ersiry H.,mes
Yes! We can finance homes without land
,on leased lots. Singles and doubles. Call
'today for detailsl! University Homes, 850-
University'Homes Annual Fall Clearance
Sale. All 2004's must go! Will sacrifice!
Save thousands!!! Must make room for
2005's. Open house daily thru September.
2001 Pontiac Grand AM Coupe, fully-
loaded, good condition, very clean, 60,000
miles. $7,495 obo. 838-2920 or 868-5716.
1995-Nissan Pathfinder, good condition,
170,000 miles, 5 spd., new tires, black.
LOST: "Nasa.". Female longish-haired
solid 'gray cat with. a bushy tail. She is
small, but not a kitten. Last seen on 9/15.
if you see her, please call 584-5513 before
5 pm rask for Mar:) or 584-8807 after 5.
Relocating to Perry/Taylor County. Older
couple seeking to buy 2 or 3 bedroom/2
Sbath home. Must be on city water. Please
'Out of 20,000 people in Taylor County, I
know there are hundreds of retired
weathered wheelbairows.looking for a godd
'home: Call Beth Mann, 584-5513 or 584-
SSaie position available wiih Ihe Courts of
the Third Judicial Circuit to coordinate
County, Family, and Dependency"
Mediation services,. Must have knowledge
of. County, Family and Dependency
Mediation procedures, Florida Supreme -
-Court Certification in Family, County and
Dependency Mediation Required,
Knowledge of grant application procedures
Preferred. Annual Salary $43,544.40.
Resumes must be received by Jan. 12,
2005. Submit resume w/State of Florida
application to: Human Resources, P.O.
Box 1569, Lake City, FL 32056. ADA
Sea Hag'Marina, a full-service marina
located in Steinhatchee, Florida, is
currently seeking to fill the following,
Store Clerk: Individual must be self-'
motivated, possess excellent verbal,
written and telephone skills. Must enjoy
working with people and be dependable as
well as punctual. Please apply in person
at 322 Riverside Drive. No phone calls
Immediate opening' for
maintenance/grounds person. Full time
w/benefits; basic plumbing, electrical, SR,
carpentry, & grounds equipment
maintenance. necessary. Drug-free
workplace.,Must have valid dr. license'&
transportation. Some travel required. Apply
at rental office. 709 West Church St.,
Perry, FL.. 850-584-5668. Equal
Opportunity Employer. TDD/TTY 711.
"Call-in" Roll-off Site Attendant position
with the TCBCC. Candidates are needed
to fill in for regular employees when
necessary. Hours and days will vary. Min
Qual: Must be able to keep records, have
the ability to work independently and
exercise initiative, follow written and oral
instructions, make money change, and
have ability to lift 35 Ibs. Individual will be
responsible for the enforcement of County
Solid" Waste rules, regulations, and
policies in a tactful manner. Education
requirement is completion of eighth grade.
Must be 18 years of age. Salary is
$6.00/hr. EEO/ADA, Drug Free Work
Place. Position opened until filled. Apply'
at Taylor One-Stop Career Center, 224 N.
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida'32347.
A Behavioral Health Care Center
is currently seeking:
The following positions are a.aidabie as
regular (40 hours per week) or temporary,
OPS status (20-40) hours per week:' .
ADULT CASE MANAGER (3 positions)
#2156. #1187! #2220
Bachelor's degree with a major. in
counseling, social work, psychology,
criminal justice, nursing, rehabilitation,
special education, health education, or a
related human services field; or other
bachelor's degree and 2 years full-time
experience working with adults
experiencingserious mental illness.
Regular status rate: $i0 75, per
hour/excellent benefits or
Temporary OPS status rate: $12.92 per
CHILDREN'S CASE MANAGER #2215
Bachelor's degree with a major in
counseling" social work, psychology,
criminal jus,:ce nursing, rehabilitation,
Special education, health education, or a
related human'services field +1 year of
experience working with children with
severe emotional disturbance; or other
bachelor's degree .+3 years full-time
experience ';orlhnq with childrenrwith
severe emotional disturbance. '
Regular'status rate: $13.30 per
hour/excellent benefits or
Temporary OPS status rate: $15.90 per
SCHOOL BASED SPECIALIST #2234
Bachelor's- degree with a, major in
counseling, social work; psychology,
nursing, rehabilitation, special education,
health education, or a related human
services field and one year of related
professional experience working the
targeted population or one year of
professional experience in a mental health
Regular status rate: $13.30 per
hour/excellent benefits or
Temporary OPS status rate: $15.90 per
For more information and a complete
listing of available positions:
(850)523-3217 or 1(800)226-2931
Human Resources, 2634-J Capital Circle
N.E., Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
check. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. Drug-Free Workplace.
Driver: ALL YOURSI!
GUARANTEED! Home every 2
wks w/4 days off. CDL-A. EOE.
Lease or-Purchase. KLLM
Experienced plumbers needed. Must have
valid driver's license, If you're shove! shy.
don't apply! Call 584-8603 to apply.
Maintenance Person needed. Maintain
pipe fabrication equipment, vinyl
fabrication equipment, and vehicles.
Record Keeping, PM Scheduling, Problem
diagnosis and repair, safety inspection,
and new equipment set up. A minimum of
5 years experience also required.
Computer and electrical experience also
required. Salary based on experience.
Health insurance, 401k, EOE, Drug Free
Workplace. How to Apply for Employment.
Fill out application at: Big Top
Manufacturing, 3255 US 19 North, Perry,
GOODWILL is looking for a STAR to
manage our Perry store! Candidates must
have at least 3 years experience in retail
management, including store operations,
merchandising, -team ruiriig,
production/operation and customer
service. Good benefits. Apply in person at
2054 S. Jefferson Street or email resume
to: email@example.com. Goodwill
is an equal' opportunity employer and does
not discriminate in its employment
' Seeking individual with electrical,
plumbing, heating, carpentry, and
appliance repair background. Will need to
be able to work with people as well as blue
prints. Must have stable job history.
Responsible for maintenance functions for
seven-year-old 60 bed health care facility.
Fax resume to the attention of Rich
Wisdahl at 386-294-3301, or apply at
Lafayette Health Care Center, 512 W.
-Main Street, Mayo, FL 32066.
The City of Perry is taking
applications for the following
Req: High school diploma or
Equivalency. Valid Florida
drivers license. Must be
certified by the State of
Florida in Law Enforcement
REQ: High School Diploma or
equivalency. Valid Drivers
Apply at the City of Perry
Personnel Office, 224.S. Jefferson
Street, Perry, FL 32347
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Administrative Assistant II
State position available with the Courts of
the Third Judicial. Circuit to provide
administrative assistance in mediation
services. Prefer minimum of five years of
progressively more responsible
administrative experience. Knowledge
and/or experience in court procedures and
programs, particularly in the. field of
mediation, preferred. Must have knowledge.
of standard administrative practices as
well as office equipment and computer
related software. The ability to
communicate well and practice discretion
required. Annual Salary $29,142.60.
Resumes must be received by Jan. 12,
2005.' Submit resume w/State of Florida
application to: Human Resources, P.O.
Box 1569, Lake City, FL 32056. ADA
Flowers Baking Company
Do you want to own your own business? As a flowers
independent distributor you can own your own business
distributing high quality named brand bakery products
to major supermarkets, convenience stores, fast food
accounts and others. If you have a good driving and
credit record, you may qualify. We are seeking
individuals wishing to establish a career not just looking,
for a job.
Please fax or email resumes to 229-226-3717
Prestige Home Center
The Only Factory Outlet on the West Coast
NO "DOUBLE TALK" WITH OUR ADVERTISING--
NO GAMES WITH OUR PRICES!
Any New Home Purchased fr:o, Prestige Homes
Includes FREE Delivery & Set-Up...PERIOD!
.. BRAND NEW--
'2 or 3 Bedroom
I -2 Bath
I Exceeds New Gov't. Standards
| MO. & Set Up
SNo Down Payment for Landowners!
(60 Other Homes to Choose From!)
Eggs are Cheaper in the Country, ,
So are. Prestige Homes!
N. Hwy. 19, Chiefland 352-493-2492
State position available with the Courts of
the Third Judicial Circuit to provide family
mediation services throughout the circuit.
Must have knowledge of the Family Court
laws and procedures as well as extensive
knowledge of problem solving techniques.
Florida Supreme Court certification as a
Family Mediator required. Certification as
a County Mediator or Juvenile
Dependency Mediator beneficial. Annual
Salary $43,544.40. Resumes must be
received by Jan. 12, 2005. Submit resume
w/State of Florida application to: Human
Resources, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, FL
32056. ADA Compliant/EOE.
AVON Need extra Christmas moinov?
Want to be your own boss? Start the New
Year with a new career. Earn $300 fast
start bonus. Call to find out how. 584-8463
Traveling tent erectors needed. Travel up
to 75% is required. Background in
construction or metal framing required.
Must be able to coordinate all rental
equipment, temporary labor, and read
assembly diagrams. Must have valid
drivers license. Wage/Salary Range: $130-
$220/day. Paid Health insurance, 401K,
EOE, Drug Free Workplace. How to Apply
for Employment. Fill out-application at: Big
Top Manufacturing, 3255 US 19 North,
Perry, FL 32347.
CNA for Taylor County Senior Services.
For information, call 584-4924.
Drivers: GREAT HOME-TIME
& BENEFITS! Dedicated
& Shorthaul Runs!
2 yrs OTR exp, 25 YOA;
Lease Purchase Also Available
A-2-Z Farm Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and lawn services. Call 584-
6737, leave message.
Clay Swindle, L.L.C. Painter, Interior &
Exterior, Framing. 18 yr experience. Free
est. Big or small. Call 850-223-1780 or
850-843-1941. If no answer, leave
CARPET & VINYL
r~tlIiii.a nri and repairs done at a'gbod
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050,
please leave a message.
The Handyman experts, honest work!
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776' (office). 25 years.
Cross Ties Services. Lawn Care & Home
Repairs. You name it, we can probably do
it! 838-1524 pin #77 or 850-843-1267.
Tony's Fabrication & Repair
Mobile home & house repair. Wrought iron
gates, fences, railings, security bars &
doors, wood decks, wheel chair ramps,
hardwood floors, etc. Lic#2003-1794.
Seven days a week. Free estimates. 584-
B-4 The Taco Times January 5, 2005
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured, Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
Specializing in all types of tractor work,
bushhogging, root raking, harrowing, dirt
.,iii, j & leveling, debris removal, clean
up, and lawn care. Call for free estimate,
The Taylor County Senior Services is now
accepting clients for private pay. If you are
in need of a Home Delivered Meal,
Personal Care, Companion, Respite or
Homemaker services, please call for an
assessment date. The services are offered
to anyone 60 and beyond. For information
NOTICE (PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of
COuniy Commissioners of Taylor County,
Florida will hold a public hearing on the:
passage of the proposed Ordinance
amending Ordinance No. 2002-3 and
Ordinance 2002-5 to, provide that any
person may purchase a 1-year permit
tfo use of the boat ramps, the public
hearing shall be held at the Board of
County Commission Meeting Room,
Taylor County Courthouse Annex, Old
PosT Office Building in Perry, Florida, at
The regular board meeting on Monday,
Feb. 7, 2005, at 6:10 p.m.: he title of the
proposed ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE WHICH AMENDS
ORDINANCE 'NO. 2002-3 AND
ORDINANCE 2002-5 TO PROVIDE THAT
ANY PERSON MAY PURCHASE A 1-YEAR
PERMIT FOR $20,00 TO USE THE BOAT
RAMPS IN TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF TAYLOR
The proposed ordinance may be
inspected by the public at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's Office at the Taylor
County Courthouse, Perry, Taylor
All members of the public are welcome
TO attend. Notice is further hereby given,
pursuant to Florida Statute.286.0105, that
any. person, or persons deciding to
appeal :, r..']-- i considered, at this
public hearing will need a record of the
hearing and may.need to ensure that a
verbotim record of the proceedings is
mode, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is tobe based.
DATED this 3rd day of Ji j-,ju:. .C t.
ANNIE MAE MURPHY, Ci-l :i ir- *...:,u.:
Court and Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida.
IN ,THE CIRCUIT COURT,.THIRD JUDICIAL
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 04-790-CP
In Re: The Estate of:
CHARLIE THELMON BROWN,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
CHARLIE THELMON BROWN, deceased,
whose date of death was March 25,
2004; File Number 04-790-CP is pending
In the Circuit Court for Taylor County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 620, Perry,
Florida 32348. The names and.
addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representatives attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate, on whom a
copy of this notice has been served,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME'
'OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. '
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) ,
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: December 29, 2004.
SMITH, SMITH & MOORE
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A.
MICHAEL S. SMITH
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 1'69621
P.O. Drawer 579,
Perry, Florida 32348
Fax: (850) 584-7148
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
.NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TAYLOR
COUNTY FLORIDA the holder of the
following 'certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued
:thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description 'of the
property, and the names in which it was
assessed are follows:
,Certificate No. 495
Year of Issuance 2000
Description of Property: Parcel No.
Lot 1, Block 4 of JERKINS HEIGHTS,
according to the map or plat of said
JERKINS HEIGHTS on record in the office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Taylor
Less and. except: Begin at the N.W.
corner of said Lot 1., thence Easterly
along the North line of said Lot 1 a
distance of 1.5 feet, thence
Southwesterlyto the West line of said Lot
1, at a point 15 feet southerly from the
Point of Beginning; thence Northerly
along said West line a distance of 15
feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing'
113 square feet more or less.
Name in -which assessed: JEROME E.
Said property being in the County of
Taylor, State pf Floridd,
Unless.'such certificate shall be
,redeemed according to law, the
property described is such certificate
shall be sold to rr,- r,, :r,e:. bidder at the
courthouse door on the 31st day of
January, 2005 at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
Dated this 27th day of December, 2004.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida
12/29, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental
Protection gives notice of its intent to
issue a permit (DEP File No. 62-230512-
002-El) to Florida Gas Transmission
Company, P.O. Box 945100, Maitland,
Florida 32794-5100, to temporarily disturb
2.56 acres of herbaceous wetlands
located in 11 discrete impact areas for
the purpose of excavating a trenchto
expose and recoot an existing natural
gas pipeline to protect against
The activity is located in Sections 2 and
12, Tpwnship 4 South, Range 7 East, and
in Section 7, Township.4 South, Range 8
East, Taylor County, not within a Shellfish
Harvesting Area, and not located' within
Outstanding Florida Waters.
The Department will issue the permit with
conditions and the lease roodification
unless a timely petition for an
administrative hearing Is filed pursuant to
sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the
Florida Statutes. The procedures for
petitioning for a hearing are set forth
Rights of Affected Parties
Mediation is not available.
A person whose substantial interests are
affected by the Department's action
may petition for an administrative
proceeding (hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida
Statutes. The petition must contain the
information set forth below and must be
filed (received by the clerk) in the
Office of General, Counsel of th'e
Department at 3900 Commonwealth.
Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,.
Under rule 62-110.106(4) of the Florida
Administrative Code, a person whose
substantial Interests are affected by the,
,Department's action may also request
an extension of time to file a petition for
an administrative hearing. The,
Department may, for good cause
shown, grant the request for an
extension of time. Requests for extension:
of time must be filed with the Office -of
General Counsel of the Department a't
,3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mal
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
3000; before the applicable deadline. A.
timely request for extension of time, shall
toll the running of the time period for filing
a petition until the request is acted upon.
If a request is filed late, the. Department
may still grant it upon a motion by the
requesting party showing that the failure
to file a request for-an e r, ic'r. ,: In-i-'
before the deadline was the result of
If a timely and sufficient petition for an
administrative hearing is filed, other
persons whose substantial interests will
be affected cby the 'outcome of the
administrative process have the right to
petition to Infervene in the proceeding.
Intervention will be permitted only at the
discretion of the presiding officer upon
,the filing of a motion In compliance with
rule 28-106.205 of the Florida '
In accordance with rules 28-106.111(2)
and 62-110.106(3)(a)4. petitions for an
administrative hearing by the applicant
must be filed within 14 days of receipt of
this written notice. Petitions filed by any
persons other than the applicant, and
other than those entitled to written
notice under section 120.60(3) of the
Florida Statutes must be filed within 14
days of publication of the notice or
within 14 days of receipt of the written
notice, whichever occurs first. Under
section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes,
however, any person who has asked
the Department for notice of agency
action may file a petition within 14 days
of receipt of such notice, regardless of
the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the
petition to the applicant at the address
indicated above at the time of filing' The.
failure of any person to file a petition for
an administrative hearing within the
appropriate time period shall constitute
a waiver of that person's right to request
an administrative determination
(hearing) under sections 120.569 and
120.57 of the.Florida Statutes.
A petition that disputes the material facts
on which the Department's action Is
based must contain the following
(a) The name and address of each
agency affected and each agency's
file or identification number, if known;
,(b) The name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner; the name,
address and .telephone number of the
petitioners representative, if any, which
shall be the address for service
purposes during the i course of the
:.r-,.: ,e,-31-1g ,-,3 or. ,-. rialnation of how
-r ., i.- ii:,.-,r.r : .. rC.'.r.,-,jl Interests are or
will be affected by the agency
petitioner received notice of agency
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of
material fact. If there are none?~ the
r .-rin:..r, rnr,:r so indicate;
.(e) A concise statement of'the ultimate
facts alleged, including the specific
facts that the petitioner contends
warrant reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action; .
(f) A statement 6f the specific rules or
.ljji : that the, petitioner contends
.-quie reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action; and
'"t -t ta.tment of the relief sought by
nre p.etri.:.ner, stating precisely the
action that the petitioner wishes the
agency to take with respect' to the-
agency's proposed' action.
A petition that does not dispute the
material facts, on which the
Department's action is based shall state
that no such facts are in dispute and
otherwise shall contain the same
information as set forth above, as
required by rule 28-106.301.
Under sections. 120.569(2)(c) and (dj of
the. Florida Sfbtutes, a ce-ir,'.:.n for
.3rr,-ir.;i .r *hearing, must be
ai iTII-.j by the agency If the petition
does not substantially comply with the
above requirements or is J-irni-i., f;i
This intent to issue constitutes an order of
the Department on its own behalf on the
application .for the ,iJeglair, permit,
and :-n .r ..3 i of the '.:,o 3 1 :.r Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund
on the application to use sovereignty
,submerged lands. Subject to the
provisions of paragraph 120.68(7)(a) of
the Florida Statutes, which may require a
remand for on administrative hearing,
the applicant has the right to seek
judicial review of the order under
section 120,68 of the Florida Statutes, by
the filing of a notice of appeal under
rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of
Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of
the Department in the Office of General
Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000; and by filing a copy
of the notice of appeal accompanied
by the applicable filing fees with the
appropriate district court of appeal. The
notice of appeal must be filed within 30
days from the date when the order is
filed with the Clerk of the Department.
The applicant, or any party within the
meaning of section 373.114(1)(a) or
373.4275 of the Florida Statutes, may
also seek appellate review of the order
before the Land and Water
Adjudicatory Commission under section
373.114(1) or 373.4275 of the Florida
Statutes. Requests for review before the
Land and Water Adjudicatory
Commission must be filed with the
Secretary of the Commission and
served on the Department within 20
days from the date when the order is
filed with the Clerk'of the Department.
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