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\ .s. ,i ...T u n e Midweek
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January 19, 2005
Tree Capital of the South
2 Sections Our 44th Year, No. 3
A senior dance will be held Fnday,
.Jan 21, at the Taylor County Senior-
Service Center from 7-10 p.m.
SMusic will be provided by D.J Eldon
'Sadler. Tickets are $3 per person and
$5 per couple
The senior center is located in the
former Gladys Morse Elementary
School (800 West Ash Street)
The Humane Society of Taylor
County will hold an adopt-a-thon
Saturday, Jan 22, at Michelle's Bull
Pen on Highway 19 South
Animals available for adoption
--Bassett hound/mix puppies, 10
--"Hobo," a two-year-old yellow Lab
--A one-year-old Yellow Lab/Bulldog
--A two-year-old Akita/Bulldog mix.
offered to VA
Transportation to Lake City
Veterans Medical Center is available
for local veterans every Tuesday,
leaving at 7-30 a m. with return service
A connection service to Gainesville
Veterans Medical Center is offered
from Lake City.
For reservations, contact the Taylor
County Veterans Service Office at
Reservations must be confirmed by
Monday afternoon for the Tuesday
The Taylor County Middle School-
Advisory Council will meet Monday,
Jan 24, at 5 p.m ., in the school media
The agenda will include discussion
of the upcoming FCAT schedule,
celebrations and various budget
All members are encouraged to
benefits senior trip
A fishing tournament benefiting the
Taylor County High School senior trip
to New York will be held Saturday,
March 5, at Keaton Beach.
Tickets are $10 per person. Prizes
will be awarded for the top "catches" of
trout, red fish and grouper. Weigh-in
will be held at Go Fish Collectables
(located next to Keaton Beach
For more information, contact the
Keaton Beach Marina at 578-2897,
Join Sons of
Get involved and honor a legacy of
bravery and service.
A membership drive for the Sons of
AMVETS chapter in Taylor County is
Eligibility in the Sons of AMVETS is
open to all male descendants,
grandsons, adopted sons and
stepsons, fathers, husbands,
widowers and brothers of American
veterans. The group meets the third
Tuesday of each month at the new
AMVETS post on Woods Creek Road.
For more information, contact Mark
Viola at 584-5513 or 584-8807.
Florida law prohibits additional levy
Half-cent sales tax 'illegal'?
Imposing an additional one-half.
cent discretionary sales surtax to
fund recreation costs countywide is
not an option available to the
Taylor County Board of
Chairman Daryll Gunter made
that announcement during a special
meeting Thursday night with
members of the newly formed
comprised of county, city and
school board representatives, county.
The news came as a complete During that meeting, a majority
reversal of information shared of the county commissioners said
during a special hearing held just they would support putting the
one week earlier to discuss the sales tax issue on the ballot for
future of recreation within the, residents to decide.
Monday. morning crash
The driver of this overturned bucket truck climbed out of the vehicle and appeared to have escaped serious injury in
the Monday morning crash on Highway 27. The truck was traveling toward Perry's city limits when it flipped on its
Side iand slid a number of feet. The exact cause of the crash was not known as of presstime Tuesday.
Mayor denies witch hunt'
II I h ut
Mayor denies 'witch hunt'
Seeking to dispel what she called
rumors of a "witch hunt" at Cit6
Hall. Mayor Pam Feagle asked.
fellow council members to begin a
series of "pre-evaluation" meetings
with City Manager Bill Brynes.
"I want to be careful about how
we go about this (evaluation)
In keeping with his
employment contract, Bill
Brynes' performance as city
manager will be evaluated by
the c ity council in April.
process. What disturbs me is that
I'm hearing on the street that some
are saying we are on a witch hunt
for Mr. Brvnes. I would like to
state--for the public and the
media--I'm not on a witch hunt. An
evaluation is to help him if there
are problems. This w itch hunt stuff
has got to go away." Feagle said
when the council met last week.
"We need to dispel these
rumors...he should be given a fair
evaluation to see if there are areas
that need help. The whole object of
an evaluation is to help anyone
become a better employee...our
evaluation is to help him become a
better city manager."
Shortly after taking office last
summer, Councilwoman Emily
Ketring inquired about the
evaluation process for the city
manager, noting that under his
employment contract, twice yearly
evaluations \were to be conducted
by the council.
60 brave cold
to honor MLK
A crowd of approximately 60 persons braved frigid temperatures and
bracing winds Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial march
from Loughridge Park to Jerkins Community Center.
The group left the park, many of them hand-in-hand, singing old and
new hymns of a tortured past and hopes for the future.
With a police escort, the group approached the center and made a circle
for the presentation which would follow.
Spokesman for the event. Roderick Williams. gave a brief speech about
the slain civil rights leader, urging the crowd to "follow Dr. King's
example" and to "keep going forward in peaceful manner. What really
matters." he said, "is to never give up. Dr. King led us to this point and now
it's up to us to keep the dream alive. Don't let this day go by without doing
something pleasing in God's eyes."
It was then time for Carolyn Demps to lead the assembled crowd in
another spiritual, which lamented the days of slavery gone by. She then
pointed out that African Americans had come a long way since the days of
"I was part of the civil rights movement when it was at its peak." she
said. "I can remember when we could not go into a restaurant and sit at the
counter. I can remember when we couldn't do a lot of things that were our
"I'm proud that we have gotten this far, but don't stop now. Keep your
eyes on God and always a prayer in your heart, because we have dreams
of our own.".
At that time, the council agreed
that because three new members
had just taken crfice and had not
had ample time to interact with
Brynes and form a valid opinion of
his performance as manager, the
first official evaluation would be
conducted in April of this Near.
"Our discussion was to do it in
April and my thoughts were that
each of us would speak with Mr.
Brynes now if we have an\ issues
to discuss them w ith him and give
him the opportunity to improve in
those areas. That way when the
evaluation comes up there will be
no surprises." Feagle said.
"I hear what you're say ing, but I
still say we need written criteria.
some form...and evaluation tool so
that we can evaluate on an equal
basis," Councilman Doug Everett
"Then we need to choose a form
that will be complete and fair."
"In the contract, it says these
evaluations will be conducted
twice yearly. I never suggested
having a public evaluation. But \we
do need to do a cumulative
evaluation as a council--which can
only be done in public." Ketring
"So ho\w are we going to develop
an evaluation sheet?" Councilman
Syl\ ester Harris asked.
"We ha\e the form they use (to
evaluate) the citm manager in
Tallahassee. I say we go through it,
answer what we want...and what
\e don't want. don't' answer. That
gives us something to go on when
Swe ha\ e the one-on-one meetings."
"I think we should all fill out
Individual evaluation forms. I am
totally opposed to public
evaluations for anyone." Feagle
"He's in a public position. We're
in a public position." Everett said.
"Nobody should assume that a
public evaluation would be a
humiliating experience." Ketring
"I don't agree with what either of
you say. I say there's' nothing
wrong with him (Br~ nes)."
Councilman Alphonso Dowdell
However, Thursday, Gunter
announced that was no longer an
"It's illegal," he said.
Under Florida law, the county
can only impose a one-cent
discretionary sales surtax (in
addition to the six cents levied by .
In 1999, voters pledged that one
cent to cover the construction of a
new hospital here. Collection on
the 30-year bond issue began Jan.
"When you put the hospital in
place, it used (all) the small county
surtax available to you," County
Engineer Kenneth Dudley told the
"If we sell the hospital, we could
free up that sales tax," Gunter said.
** Please see page 3
Identity theft is the fastest
growing major crime in the U.S.,
according to federal statistics, and
Taylor County Sheriffs Office Lt.
Ron Rice has'some tips to keep
Syou from becoming a victim. -
Rice recently graduated from
courses sponsored by state law
enforcement agencies and taught
by an ex-Secret Service agent who
specializes in identity theft.
"Someone's identity is stolen in
the U.S. every 79 seconds," Rice
said, "but there are several things
,we can each do to prevent il.
People everywhere have fallen
victim to this crime, including
several in Taylor County.
"Many people have their driver's
license number printed on their
checks. For most, it's a matter- of
convenience, but this is nbt always
a good idea.
"If someone stole your
checkbook, they now have
personal information on you that
could cause you a lot of grief in the
"You should also protect your
Social Security number. This is-a
number which the government
gives to each of us for their
identification It is not
recommended that citizens carry
their Social Security card in their
wallet or purse.
S"Consumer losses are over 53
billion each year and rising, and
-,credit card fraud is a large part of
it," he added. "We should try to
keep credit cards to a minimum.
The more credit cards you have,
the easier it would be for someone
to steal and use them.
"Don't sign your name on the
back of your cards, either. Write
'check -ID' on the signature
section," he added. "That way, if
SPlease see page 5 ,, Please see page 5
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A-2 The Taco
Times January 19, 2005
Times January 19, 20Q5
vision of Dr. Martini
g Jr., the Taylor
, to the various
nations and you,. the
ity community, for
\ the continued support of these
It is a testament to the greatness
of Dr. Martin Luther King to lead
Sa mass struggle for racial equality
that doomed segregation and
changed America forever.
The Taylor County Community
ing Social Security'
lai ALLEN BOYD
;tablishment in 1935
;nt Franklin D.
Social Security 'has
been one ot ithe greatest
achievements of the American
government and one of the deepest
commitments to the American
people. For more than 60 years,
it has protected our elderly against
poverty and assured young people
of a more secure future. Social
Security works because it speaks
to the uncertainties brought on by
old age and disability and
provides millions of. people a
stable lifestyle after retirement.
However, changing demographics
have threatened to severely
:handicap the Social Security
program-a program in desperate
need of reform.
Contrary to what many people
believe, Social Security taxes are
not saved in an account bearing
their name. Instead, these taxes are
used primarily to pay benefits to
current retirees, while 'theexcess is
placed-into an account known as
the Social Security Trust Fund. It
is often assumed' that this money
has been saved in the Trust Fund
as a way of "pre-funding" the
benefits of future retirees. In
reality, the money is loaned to the
Treasury to pay for current
-government' projects and
programs. In other words, this
money has already been used and
the Trust Fund contains IOUs.
.In essence, Social Security is a
pay-as-you-go system. This
system works best when there are
many workers paying taxes and
"* Please see page 3
Sports complex questions
Since the sports complex seems to be a top priority
right now, consider more questions.
Is the sports complex absolutely vital to life?
Would the economy suffer great loss or any loss
Would people move away if we don't get it?
Would children be seriously deprived or hurt in any
way without it?
Do you think taxpayers should be taxed against
their will to support recreation?
So what do I suggest? Simply put it on the ballot;
let the people decide as with the bombing range issue,
then move on.
Last, what is vital to life, a threat to the economy,
will keep children here, a lifesaver for children aid
adults, and has countywide support? The hospital!
I don't suggest just throwing more money at it to
cure the problem.
Public confidence must be restored and that rests oi
the shoulders of five county commissioners. They
can bite the bullet, make the necessary changes, and
start a serious turn-around.
Or, we might see history repeated again.
Remember when Doctors' Memorial Hospital could
not even pay the employees, and citizens made
personal loans to help keep the doors open?
Is anyone listening?
Nominations sought for 'Doing What's Right'
Dear Editor: 'What's Right" award. at the Chamber of Commerce.
Do you know someone who has These awards are presented Please call 584-5366 for more
turned customer service into an art annually to recognize individuals information.
form? .If so, the Chamber of
Commerce encourages you to
nominate him or her for a "Doing
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: our govern
To the people of Indonesia, the' the realizatio
tsunami that hit your, country is enough mone:
tenible! :will not like u
For your government to tell the Instead, we
U.S. military that they cannot put idiots with an
our armed Marines on your land, money and w
build a base camp or fly training all the answer:
missions in your air space is I'm still lo
today's reality. donations for
S It would be okay if the U.S."
:would drop the long-standing ban W illi
-on weapon sales to their military i
-as they argued that they could
-respond more effectively to
-disasters like last month's deadly all VVI
"tsunami if its forces: were better
Equipped. Dear Editor:
I guess if they had more guns, As we ci
they could just shoot the injured legacy and v
instead of helping them. I can't Luther King
see our military again being County Com
placed in harm's way without wishes to
'being able to defend themselves. appreciation
Have you seen any of the churches, 1
footage where the aid is thrown government
off the back.of trucks into the civic organize
flailing mobs? Taylor Coun
I'm sure as always, a large part
of this aid will be diverted to the
gangs, mobs, warlords and the
local, governments to be sold to S av
support their own agendas. Guess
that's free enterprise? ByCongressm
A full article in a recent edition Since its es
of the Tallahassee Democrat by Preside
covered my ratings. It's a shame Roosevelt,. S
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ent has not come to
n that if you throw.
y at it, everyone still
are looked upon as
unlimited supply of
'ho think they have-
king for the list :of
Sihe Florida Storm
Fund, I'm sure Indonesia is close
to the top.
Maybe Eglin AFB can take a
look over in this area: seems a lot.
of the site preparation has already"
been taken care of?.. You could
drop a bunch of the MOAB's and
you wouldn't be able to determine
William P. Palmer
It's a wonder I've been able to put one
foot in front of the other.
Have you seen that faraway look in my
eyes? Could you tell something was.
On Saturday, Jan. 15, at 9.30 p.m., I-
completed my calendar for the new year,
2005. This may mean nothing to those of.
you who fly through life by the seat of
your pants, but for me it is both
astounding and tragic.
I blame it on the in-laws. We re-arranged
Christmas this year in order to see a
brother from Kentucky who would only be
around the weekend following Christmas.
"Everybody else has their Christmas tree
out on the street.for the garbage men and
you haven't been yet," lamented my mother
as she noted that the greenery on the
mantel was dead and we'd have black-eyed
peas instead of turkey.
Of course, it all worked out okay,
,except that we arrived back in Perry only
hours before the school year began again
on Jan. 4. The four days that followed
were focused on filling newspaper
editions as well as the food pantry, while
emptying the laundry basket. Then it was
time for the daughter to return to college
and our nights were consumed with filling
her food pantry and emptying her laundry
And then the school bells rang here
again. Somehow, someway, I managed to
stumble through life--making it to baseball
tryouts, the spelling bee, a doctor's
physical--all without the aid of a calendar.
Then on Saturday, 15 days after the ball
fell in New York City, I took myself to
town and bought a calendar. At-8 p.m., I
began the arduous task of transferring all
birthdays from the 2004 edition to the
current calendar. It was a trip down
Memory Lane as I noted that January
always looks clean.: It's the first page; we
have resolutions and good intentions. By
February, the writing is uphill and downhill;
come March, there are. lines for FCAT,
notations of baseball games, and more
meetings than there are days. April is
busier; May is mad; and the summer
arrives. "What is this all over June?" I
wondered. It was chocolate cake batter.
This would have been the month when the
son decided to bake a cake. His
enthusiasm wasn't tarnished by the spin-
off of batter which made it to the floor
and surrounding surfaces. He just let the
dog in and the dog cleaned up. On this
cold night in January, it was obvious to me
that the dog couldn't reach the calendar.
By 9:30 p.m., as I projected into the 11
months that would follow, I had
consumed copious amounts of caffeine
and, soon, I was nervous as a kitten.
The year 2005 will be no ordinary year:
Sthe youngest child becomes a teenager
this'year. Yes, I know I should have
whom regularly go above and
beyond the. call of duty.
Nomination forms are available
Dawn V. Taylor
As the world turns
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
known that but I'm just getting niy
calendar. Actually, I've been more
concerned about the year because...
all my good friends are turning 50. '.
hate it for them, and I dee..d _L.sOli gt0
"something boT6fdT~ 'showTc'a=e"".'SMITC"I'
had enough.caffeine in me to talk all night,
I got on the phone and the internet;
convincing them that we deserved mof6
than two days at a rustic cabin. "Berween'
us, we have given birth to 13 children arid
raised half of them; each of us has bee'.
married to the same spouse for at least 24
years; and we all have enough money in
our Social Security accounts to live for six
months if we retire now.
"Before you know it, we'll be paying for
weddings and keeping the grandchildren
so our children can have even more fun'
We'd better get busy and enjoy this year."
It was a.good night to call. Nearly every
woman was ready to leave her family
anyway, inquired about a one-way ticket
anywhere ,and obviously would have
traveled to the moon if I could have
produced credentials to suggest that I was
capable of such a feat.
When I hung up, and logged off, I had
been given the daunting task of arranging
this event. "Count me in," they all said.
"Let me know."
I looked at my new calendar for 2005,
the school calendar, the church calendar,
the mandatory family events--weddings,
reunions, birthdays-- and eyen Yom Kippur.
After you fill all that in, there's not much
But somewhere in 2005, we're all getting
out .of respective interpretations of Dodge
City. We're going away. We're planning to
come back, but we're not making. any
I looked at the clock. It was nearly
The men of the house--having hunted
early in the day--were both asleep, either
in a bed or on a sofa. I had my own New
Year's Eve celebration on Jan. 15 at 11::5
I ripped the previous calendar into
shreds and tossed it up like confetti---buf I
did it over the garbage can so I wouldn't
have to pick it up later. I wished Dick
Clark a good new year and hoped I could
age as well.
I counted down the seconds as the
clock's hands neared the bewitching hour.
And I promised myself that if it was
necessary for me to get old, it was also
necessary for me to enjoy it.
That's my plan and I'm packing a well-
filled calendar to make sure it happens.
Then I went to the back door to tell the
dog "happy new year" and "good night,"
when I tripped over a dead rabbit carcass
which she was mangling on the mat.
I really hope that's not a bad sign.
ims, committee thank
honored MLK Day
County taking over recreation?
ILLEGAL SALE TAX
Continued from page 1
"Selling the hospital and maybe
using that one-cent tax for
recreation is something that is a
long way off. Things get said and
tied to expectations,"
Commissioner Jack Brown said.
Brown then turned the
discussion to ways the city and
county could "build trust and
partner together" in utilizing their
respective resources for recreation.
'!There's an old planner's saying
that if you want something bad,
you get it bad. We have a great
SIlan for a (sports complex)
facility, but without the
supporting work. The county
commission needs to take a look
.at the sports complex and decide
what'.we can and cannot do with
'the money we have," he said.
City Councilwoman Emily
'Ketring said she would like to see
lthe county take the lead in the
management of recreation overall.
I "I, think recreation is a county
Sissue and it is only.right that the
county. take the.lead with a
countywide organization. We need
to improve what we have and
.iiove forward. The- sports.
complex is'a part of recreation,
biit we need to move forward on
recreation as a whole," Gunter
"The. city has had recreation for
a number of years and has done a
good job in a lot of aspects. I'm
not sure if turning over the whole
recreation department to the,
c..0ounty is a good idea or not. I
think we need more information
before making that decision. The
sports complex is a great idea, but
it looks like to me you can't
afford a sports complex," Mayor
Pam Feagle said.
"What dbes the public want?
We need to survey our residents
and see what are their real
concerns for recreation," Brown
He also called for additional
information on "what it would
take to bring up all the recreation
facilities in the city.
"We have three options: (1)
leave things as they are'and re-
look at how the county
supplements the city; re-adjust the
formula: (2) combine the
recreation department between the
city and county; or (3) have the
county running the whole thing,"
Recreation talks will continue at
the sub-committee's next meeting,
slated Thursday, Jan. 27, at 6
p.m., in the board of county
commissioners meeting room
(located in the courthouse annex).
A-3 The Taco Times January 19, 2005 -
School boards have
half-cent tax option
Imposing an additional one-half cent sales tax is an option available
only to school boards, which can only use the funds for capital
"However, there are only four counties in the state which have adopted
the half-cent surtax and all four counties (school boards) are using it for
capital equipment purchases," Clerk of the Court Annie Mae Murphy
In cases where the additional half-cent surtax is levied, Florida statute
requires the boards to place a three-year "freeze" on non-capital millage
Buckeye closes German facility
Buckeye Technologies an- about eighty percent of capacity, costs, including employee Additionally, we will include a of about $7 million after tax in
nounced last week that it will and bringing the Americana termination expenses, estimated to non-cash asset impairment charge our October-December 2004&
h.. ... u ..nl' h. .... hlt -b a nrnvimatelv $10 million relating to the Grlmiekstarit facility financial results."
iscontinue producing cotton winter
pulp at its Glueckstadt, Germany
'facility in the fourth quarter of
calendar year 2005. The company
will continue to meet the needs of
its customers by sourcing products
currently produced at Glueckstadt
from its facilities inMemphis,
Tenn., and Americana, Brazil.
"Although cotton linter pulp is
an important part of Buckeye's
specialty pulp business, we can no
longer economically justify'
operating this high fixed' cost
'facility which has seen its
economic position deteriorate
considerably from the large rise in
'the Euro over the.past two years,,'
Buckeye' Chairman .David B.
"We believe we can retain most
of.the volume currently produced
at Glueckstadt bN more completelI
utilizing our Memphis facility,
which recent has been running at
tiltlllfy, wnicI will inave market
capability by the fall of 2005, to
Near capacity levels on an
accelerated schedule. We are
confident that lower manufacturing
costs at these locations will help
us serve the market better and
generate future growth.
production to other facilities will
enable us to improve our
operating results by about $9
million annually and reduce
working capital needs by about $6
mirlio n 'We'expect to fully realize
these benefits by calendar year
2006;" he said.
Ferraro further stated, "It is
extremely unfortunate that
economic conditions require the
closure of the Glueckstadt facility
and termination of approximately
100 dedicated employees. The,
company will incur restructuring
The Boyd Repr How can we
reform. First. there must be a will continue to be beneficial for:
SOCIAL SECURITY guaranteed benefit to protect low our children and grandchildren.
Continued frompage 2 ,LJ ,iJncQo.pe ,retiritEs. Second, any plan
must be honest a-bout t-he:
just a few retirees collecting transition cost and how it will be
benefits. The reason for this paid. Third, the plan should' not
looming shortfall is entirely make an\ changes to'the benefits
related to demographics. In 1950. promised to current retirees or .
tor example, there were 16 those who are near the retirement -
workers for every one retiree. age.
Today. Americans are living For years, the need for
longer after they retire and are :modernizing the Social Security
having fewer children. This program has been a popular and
Means that the number of workers ; often heated' topic. In the past,
per retiree will decline from- 3.3' both Republicans and Democrats
.. ... .,i ^I.......P,_ ,'ir h.._, d.rn,. thr, hend thi
per renree touay to 2.3 pIl:..tt3ii c;
by 2025 and to 1.9 per retiree by.
In its current form,; Social
Security cannot last." In n0i9,
only 15 years from now, Social
Security benefits paid out each
year will exceed'payroll taxes
being collected by th'e-
government. At this point, the
Trust Fund will begin to redeem
the IOUs for current retirees. This
.begins a rapid decline in the',
financial state of Social Security,
which will reach complete
insolvency in 2042. vhen all of
the IOUs plus interest will have
been repaid. The,year 2042 may.
.seem like a long way off, but
today's young professionals in
their late twenties and early
thirties will reach retirement age '
when the Social Security Trust
Fund becomes insolvent. This
means that they will not receive
the benefits that are being
promised to them today. 'These
are the facts. The question is not
whether there is a problem; the
question is how We can fix it.
I have cosponsored the
.Bipartisan Retirement Security
Act with Representative Jim
Kolbe (R-Arizona) to address the
significant. long term shortfalls of
Social Security. Our plan takes ^
.the best of both worlds by .
preserving the basic benefit while
Also encouraging personal
i responsibility. Allowing younger
workers to place a small portion
:of their payroll tax into personal
aecounts.is one of the options to
overcomee this shortfall. Personal
-accounts provide individuals with
ownership of and control over part
of their retirement assets-including
the freedom to invest in safe, risk-
free Treasury securities. Under the
'Kolbe-Boyd plan, low income
workers, women, minorities and
the disabled are also protected
.rom poverty through the reforms
our bill'makes to the Social
The Kolbe-Boyd Bipartisan
:_..Retirement Security Act is based
on three principles that aire'
essential for Social Security
ltl e tL IIIU ell r e all n UO V/11 1n11n s
.issue as there are difficult choices.
to be made in brder to fix the
program. .This has to end. The
Social Security iprogram..has
grown to become an essential
aspect of modern life. Ignoring
tfiet problem is ,no longer an
option if this invaluable'program
Congressman Allen Boyd
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Ability 1st underwrites
new program for TCHS
Taylor County High School
(TCHS), in collaboration with
Ability 1st of' Tallahassee, has
received a grant to underwrite a
new program for school students,
Called High School/High Tech,
the program is part of a national
initiative supported by the U.S.
Department of Labor and focuses
on students with disjbilitiies who
are interested in technology based
"'The program is very successful
inisin ng students make better.
more informative decisions about
their careers and their futures. It
\works to 'reduce the dropout rate
By Dr. Lee Nelsen
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WHAT IS CARPAL
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
is a painful nerve problem that
interferes with the use of your
hand. It occurs when tissue or
bone puts pressure on the nerve
that runs from your neck through
your wrist to your fingers. At
first, )ou may ha\e numbness,
tingling, or burning in our hand.
Shooting pain in )our wrist or
forearm may follow, and your
grip may become weak.
^^ \ qi,s, ue,
The cpal tunnel connects
Ti ale p nni l bone to'
opening formed by muscle)
bones and slide back
Igamrni I i.is.ue The median nerve andforthin
ai .:,nnrecis passes through'the the carpal
bone,") carpal tunnel, tunnel as '
carrying messages you use.
between the hand your hand.
and the spinal cord;
What Causes CTS?
Wear and Tear
Repetitive hand movements--such
as working on an assembly line, at
a computer, or with power tools-
can cause the tendons to become
inflamed and press the,nerve.
against the carpal tunnel..
A Misaligned Joint
An injury to the wrist or arthritis
in the wrist joint can cause a bone
to protrude into the carpal tunnel.
The tunnel becomes narrower,
putting pressure on the median
nerve. An injury to the neck can
also cause the median nerve to
swell and press against the tunnel.
Fluid retention (edema) can cause
the tissue in the carpal tunnel to
swell and press on the median nerve.
Next week we will discuss Natural
Treatment/Therapy for CTS.
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of youth with disabilities, increase
their enrollment in college and
improve their participation in
said TCHS 'contact Deborah
STwice a week staff with Abiltlt
1st will visit Taylor County to
meet with students ohe-on-one.
E'.er n month, a career
development meeting will be held
with all students enrolled in the,
"Our first:career development
meeting was held Thursday, Dec.
9, at -the high school. Our
featured speakers were Angela
Jones. employment services
coordinator, and Janet Fitch,
Ability .1st employment
specialist. We also had some fun
'ice breakers' so the students would
become familiar with each other
and ended the hour with snacks and
"It was a very successful
'beginning that we will continue to
build upon each month," Cooper
January's, program will feature a
discussion on "choosing your
path" with further' education
options and in February the guest
speaker will be a financial aid
director from' Tallahassee
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Times January 19, 2005
Master's degree next
FSU graduates Elliott
Dawn Elizabeth Elliott of Perry
recently graduated cum laude from
.Florida State University's (FSU)
College of Business with a
Bachelor of Science degree in
business administration, with
majors in general management and
human resource management.
While attending the university,
she was recognized on the College
of Business Dean's List as well as
the National Dean's List. She was
the recipient of a Florida
Medallion Scholarship and earned
placement in' Phi Sigma Theta
For her academic achievement,
performance and leadership,
Elliibtt was selected in May of
2004 by the College of Business
to represent FSU. in an
international conference at
Carnegie-Mellon University in
Pittsburgh, Penn. The event
focused on competitive dynamics
and strategic management,
spanning both the United States
Elliott is .a 2001 honors
graduate of Taylor County High
School and a 2002 graduate of
North Florida Community
College. While at NFCC, she
earned membership in Phi Theta
Kappa honor society, earned the
FACC Book Scholarship, the
PTK Mu Xi Chapter freshman
scholarship and was included on
the President's List:
Elliott was awarded her degree
on Dec. 11, 2004, and is now
continuing her education at Florida
State to pursue a Master of
-Business Administration. She is
the daughter of James and Marla
Blume of Perry.
Dawn Elizabeth Elliott
Briana Madison Morris
.Ron Morris Jr. and Brandi Hollon announce the birth of their daughter,
Briana Madison Morris, on Dec. 21, 2004, at 9:59 aim. in Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches
Maternal grandparents are Bruce Hollon and Denise Barwick. Maternal
great grandparents are Bill and Dottie Hollon, and Betty Ball.
Paternal grandparents are Ronnie and Carol Morris. The baby's paternal
great grandparents are Louie and Ann Morris, and Dewey and Velma
O'Neal. Paternal great great grandmother is Dora Parramore.
Ryan Moore, Mindy Mincy
In First Presbyterian Church
planned for March 5th
Jimmy and Juanita lincy of Perry announce the engagement of their
daughter, Mindy, to Ryan Moore. the son of James and Cheryl Moore of
Perry, and Robby Jean Rogers of Tampa.
The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Taylpr, CQunty High ,School,
currently attending North Florida Community College to pursue a degree
in elementary education. She is employed % ith Citizens Bank.
Miss Mincy is the granddaughter of Carolhn DuBose of Perry, the late
Johnny DuBose, and Jimmy and Nancy Mincy. also of Perry.
The groom-to-be also graduated from TCHS in 2004, and now works
.with Custom Design Industries in Perry. His maternal grandmother is
SLavonne Rogers of Tampa.
SA. March 5, 2005, wedding is planned at 6 p.m. in the First
Presbyterian Church of Perry. A reception will follow.
Formal invitations are being issued to out-of-town guests. All friends
and relatives of the couple are cordial in% ited to attend.
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on 80th birthday
at Church of God
An 80th birthday celebration
Will be held for Sylvia Leggett on
Saturday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. in the
fellowship hall of Perry Church of
God, 1006 S. Center St.
Family and friends are cordially
invited to attend; please bring a.
covered dish to share.
From only 19 inches
To now darn six foot tall
From shoes that were
too big to shoes that
don't even fit at all
From skint little elbows
to muddy little feet
when.I think of you
growing up, son, my
heart skips a beat.
Mom loves you!
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Briana Madison Morris
25 tickets remain
for dinner theatre
Only 25 tickets remain for the
Perry Woman's Club dinner'
theater planned for Friday, Feb.
11, at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets, which cost $20, can be:
reserved by calling Iris Parker at,
584-9656 or Jeanne Raulerson at
The featured play-will be, "You-
Can't Stamp Our Love" or "Oh,
My Darling, Val Ann Tyne."
You may qualify for MomCare.
MomCare is Medicaid health insurance for. Pregnant Women
Having a baby is an exciting time!
You and your baby deserve the best health care possible.
For more information, please call 850-584-5807, ext. 147
: ~Thank you, Mother,
for teaching us how
When bricks fly and try to shatter all hope,
you taught us how to stand.
When people scorn us and feelings are hurt,
you taught us how to stand.
When things just don't seem to go our way,
you tell us to stand.
"Wait on the Lord"
We would like to-say thank you and we love you for
standing for us for so long.
Pamela & Damion and grandchildren
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effective Jan. 14.
Patients can make arrangements to
pick up copies of their medical records
by calling 584-0892 or 584-0637.
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A-5 The Taco Times January 19, 2005
Lt. Rice urges, make it
harder on identity thiefs',
Taylor County Middle School eighth grader Ryan Miller selected the Battle of New Orleans as
the topic of a recent history project...earning an "A" for his reproduction of a cannon used in
the battle. Miller, with the help of his father, Joel, built the cannon using diagrams and photos.
Once the project was complete and his grade in, Miller decided to donate the cannon to Taylor
County Historical Society. Accepting the donation is President Wanda Cash, left.
Council adopts Tallahassee form
* "What \ve think as a group
together is what matters...all the
council members here are equal.
.said, pointing to Feagle and One opinion is not greater than
].etri'ng. another, it's whatt we decided as a
.- group that matters." Ketring said.
S"There is a way to have
dialogue without violating the .' "I \want to see accountability for
'Sunshine Law. Each council 'Jhe good and the bad All things
.:member could get copies of the .need balance. If it is a witch hunt
other members' evaluation forms .,to be evaluated, then everybody
in which case vou could then ha\e should be upset because we all get
:1 'filtered open discussion." evaluatedd If wee \ant to sit at the
Things said one-on-one don't have council table and talk about wlat
.~lhblublic. The law does, ,T-ha e heard on the O
!require a (evaluation) form, a
:process, private interviews, open
:evaluation) discussions or that
:,bu circulate interviews." City Bookkeepin
Attorney Bill Blue said.
"I disagree. I think everyone
should have a form and once the
pirms are complete then \we could
get a copy of each others' form."
.- "How do we air our
recommendations then?" Everett
. "During a final evaluation."
S"And the group as a whole has
to make that decision." Everett
it can get absurd." Ketring said.
Closing the discussion. Everett
made a motion to adopt the
evaluation form used b\ the City
of Tallahassee and set a two-week
deadline for the forms to be
"Once they are complete, they
should be given to Mr. Brynes
who \will make copies and send
them out to the council
members." he added.
Dow dell.offered a second to the
motion. which then passed
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someone steals wour credit card,
the \%\ill ha e to prove who the\
are, and this increases the chance
of them not being able to use it."
Rice said it is also a good idea
to ne\er mail tax information or
bills from your home. "Use the
post office." he said "That
eliminates the chance that
someone can snaoop through ,our
mail while ,ou are gone. You
should also keep blank checks.
banking information. tax
information and pay stubs locked
securely in your home.
"And never give personal
information or financial
information o\er the telephone."
he said. "especially if you didn't
initiate the calls.
"Most people get those pre-
approved credit cards through the
mail. When this happens. \our
credit has been run by those
people. In the U.S there are three
credit bureaus which co\er
"You can eliminate this b\
calling toll-free 1-88o-56ib--.6S or
go on-line to
\\vww.optoutprescreen com. All
three credit bureaus use this
v.ebsite and number to allow
consumers to not receive these
offers." he added.
Rice said there is a \ay to keep
anN and everyone from re\ie\ving
\our credit and credit historic.
"You can pa\ a lifetime fee of
$10 to each of the three bureaus
and initiate a freeze on anyone
seeing \our credit history To lock
your report, go on-line to
w,-x\\ .annualcreditreport.com cra'i
ndex.jsp. You \ ill be
given a pin number and 80S0
number whichh allo\\s you to de-
activate the lock and let someone
access your credit information.
Then you can lock it back." he
Rice added that it is also
possible to opt out of unwanted
matnegs and telephone calls from I
'tei ri tfrleters. '
To be taken off mailing lists,
go to www.the-
html. For mail,.go to www.the-
You may also register with a
state, "Do not call" list by going
to ww\v.ftc.govdonotcall and to
prevent unsolicited e-mail, go to
Rice said it is also a good idea,
to have a good anti-virus anid
firewall program installed on your.
personal computer itwhich holds
all your Information) and to keep
"'You will also want to have
your computer .professionally
cleared if you decide to sell it.
."We're: iot trying to make
everyone paranoid," Rice added,
"but last year alone there were
over.. 10 million .victims of
identity theft. If the wrong person
finds out your personal
information, they can cause you
trouble that could take years to
"My advice is to use good
judgment and common sense.-You
can't eliminate ever avenue for an
identity thief," he added, "but you
can sure make it a lot harder op
Barbara is like the rest of us...busy,
always gong to make time for "me," but
never quile getting around to it. Knowing
that regular exercise is a "necessity" to
good health, but then there's always
Barbara is to be commended and the
following is her testimony of a lifestyle
"I came to the realization about a year
ago that if I was not going to take care of me...no one else was going
to either. 'I am important' became important. How much better I feel
a year later cannot even be put into enough words. Yes, weight loss
Sfor me was important, but not my sole motivating factor. I wanted to
feel better inside and out. To date, I have lost 47 inches and 78 pounds
by eating healthier, practicing regular exercise, and drinking water,
lots of it! My blood pressure is down, my joints are more flexible from
stiff arhritis and even my GI reflux is much improved. I feel 100%
I challenge you, our community, to join me on the quest for good
health we all desire, no matter what our age. Find a fricad, a relative,
a buddy or support system to help you stick with it, when you just
don't feel like going. For me, my mom was my supporter and I thank
I her for always being there. The Lord is my #1 strength in this endeavor.
As always, He is there to encourage me to 'press on.' Being
I overweight, it was important for me to be in a comfortable, friendly
and supportive environment. At New Dimensions, there was such a
Strange of people...all ages and sizes, that it was not intimidating at all.
If I can do it. you can do it too! Join with me this year to truly make it
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Blount, Tuten make Class 2A All State football team
Twvo Taylor County High
seniors, Legarrette Blount and
Ben Tuten, have been selected to
the Florida Sports Writers'
S Association Class 2A All State
Both players were selected to
the second team -- Tuten as a
defensive back and Blount as a
The multi-faceted Tuten played
numerous positions for the
Bulldogs -during his career
including wideout, quarterback,
_Qholder and safety.
:But it was his play at safety this
MI ason that earned him all-state
o~nors. The 5-11, 165-pounder
accounted for a team-leading 127
tackles this year.
One of Tuten's best games came
in TCHS's 36-7 win over
He accounted'for 21 tackles in
the game, 15 solo and 6 assists.
He also successfully completed a
pass for two points on a busted
extra point try. The senior picked
up a bad snap, scrambled from
one sideline to the other before
finding junior runningback Sean
Padgett alone in the endzone.
Blount finished his final season
with 171 carries for 1,158 yards
and 14 TDs rushing (6.8 yards per
carry) and added a team-high 18
kick returns for another 526 yards
and three more touchdowns (29.2
yards per return).
Blount also came on late in the
season as. a receiving threat,
finishing the 'year with nine
catches for 185 yards and 2 TDs
(20.5 yards per catch), giving the
6-3, 225-pound tailback 1,869
total all-purpose yards.
It was his third-straight 1,000-
plus yard season. Last year, he
rushed for 1,234 yards on 196
attempts on top of a stellar
sophomore year that saw him
accumulate 1,030 yards. As a
freshman, he carried the ball 46
times for 292 yards and five
Blount stands at 6-3, weighs
218 pounds and was recently
clocked at 4.5 seconds in the 40-
Bulldog Coach Dennis Kizziah
said Blount has been recruited by
nearly every maior college in the
nation but hopes to play at Auburn
following a two-year stint at East
Mississippi Junior College in
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SPublic Ride Night
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Starting in 2005 the arena wi/lhold scheduled public/ ride
nights to offer open riding to all If you are interested in
booking the arena for an equestrian activity please
contact the County Extension office.
We are interested in your suggestion/comments in order
to make this arena useful for all the riding public.
Open riding for all ages. Negative coggins required.
No studs or mares with foals allowed.
Contact 838-3508 if you have questions.
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Gen. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
4O born January 21, 1824
died May 10, 1863
My religious belief leaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed.
God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that,
-i but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me.
That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave.
SIn Honor & Memory on your birthday. 2005
Taylor County Sons of Confederate Veterans
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A-7 The Taco Times January 19,2005
GosDel concert, Mission Day planned at churches-
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Valentine Fish Fry slated
The youth of St. James'Episcopal Church, 1100 W. Green St., will
*sponsor a "Valentine Fish Fry" on Feb. 11 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and
continuing until 7:30 p.m. in thd church parish hall, Guests may eat in
Or carry 'out "a delicious catfish dinner complete with hushpuppies,
coleslaw, baked beans, a pecan pinwheel and a drink for a donation of
$6.00 per plate for adults and $4,50 a plate for children seven years old
and under." Tickets can be obtained in advance from the church. All
donations collected will go to the winter and spring youth programs. For
further information please contact the church at 584-7636.
Church observes Mission Day
New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist, Church cordially invites the public
to its' Mission Day on Sunday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m. in celebration of "The
Antioch hosts commemorative service
By B.D. WILLIAMS
The 2005 Commemorative
Service held Sunday evening at
Antioch ,Missionary Baptist
Church was an enjoyable:
occasion with Tradelvan
Whetsel presiding. The
welcome from Antioch Church
family was given by Barday
Hawkins. The occasion and
liturgy were given the Rev.
Melvin Bell. Song service was
by Perry Youth Choir and Girls
Choir of Tallahassee. Special
greetings were by the Honorable
SMayor Pam Feagle and Taylor
County School Superintendent
Oscar Howard. Other speakers
included Tedrick Rollings,
FAMU presidential ambassador..
Hats off to Greg Flowers, Derek
Miller and Caleb -Reaves for a
Fourth Sunday service
Co-Pastor Carmen Dennis vill be the speaker for the Fourth Sunday
Unity Service.at Restoration Faith Center this Sunday, Jan. 23, beginning
at 4 p.m.
Everyone in the community is invited to, attend.
job well done..An excellent
celebration message was given
by Dr. Robert Cummings,
chairman of .the Department of,
African Studies at Howard
University in Washington, D.C.
After the march Monday
morning, 'a program at Jerkins
Community Center and dinner,
all departed for'their homes.
A "night of' praise and
worship." will be held Saturday,
Jan. '29, at 6 p.m. at the Lord's
Cook Shack, on, Hwy. 19 North
between the Highway, Patrol
station and M. A. Ragoni
Logging Company. The Harvest
Center Praise Team along with
Charles Ferguson \ ill preside.
The Adjourned Session. of
First. Bethlehem Baptist
Association with the Rev.
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Computer Graphics & Design
Bachelor Degree Programs in
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Baking and Pastry Arts
9 AM 8 PM
Edward Gaines as moderator,
will meet Saturday at 9 a.m. at
Thessalonia M.B. Church in
Colors and Christianity." Sister Olivia Fews promises great colors, great-.',
speakers, great food. The Rev. Izell Montgomery Jr. joins her in
extending an invitation to the community. For more information, please:
Gospel concert planned for Friday
The Church of God of Prophecy, located at 1304 N. Jefferson St. (J.S.-:
Highway 221), will present the gospel groups, Crimson Flow and-The-'
Walkers, in concert on Friday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. The Rev. Ray .C.-
Chandler invites everyone to attend.
Precepts study begins Monday
The night class of the Precepts Bible Study focusing on "The Sermon>':
on the Mount" will begin Monday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the First
Baptist Church Annex. For information, please call 584-7619. -:
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May your commitment to Christian duty
& your sacrifices for your Country be
remembered on your Birthday.
*- ; Taylor County Sons of Confederate Veterans
To all local members of the t
Class of 1955 Bir
; We are going to have a meeftingto. .
plan our 50th Class Reunion
for June 11, 2005. :.::K TY M
The meeting will be held Lo
January 20th at 6:30 p.m. M ammc
at the home of Betty Culbreath, Ashton &
103 Crest Drive. 584-2399 your
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puppies and cats needing good -- Adult cats,
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catFSi house trained, walks nicely traps. We
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Seven Husky/mix puppies, and contact us.
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'need good homes'
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with requests for cat
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you, similar traps
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then come retrieve
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Remember we. do
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nal control officers
"As it is a Florida State Law to
have your animals vaccinated
against rabies, we would like to
thank those who attended a special
clinic for this service Saturday."
Annual exams encouraged
January is recognized as Cervical Cancer Month and the Taylor County
Health Department said that according to a recent survey, the percentage
of adult women in Taylor County who have had a pap smear (the
screening tool for cervical cancer) in the past two years is lower than the
TCHD Family Planning serves all women of childbearing age with
pregnancy'prevention, well woman care (including pap smears),
counseling for pregnancy spacing and problem visits.
Women with abnormal pap smears are referred to the Tallahassee
HealthCare Family Practice Residency for further evaluation if needed.
Testing, counseling and treatment is strictly confidential.
E_-MZ olly Caroline
MiM1lv Caroline Whiddon
Pit-hard, 64, of Orange Park,
di -dJan. 15, 2005, at Orange
Bon and raised .in Taylor
. Coity, she was the daughter of
th--fate William McCall and
Thelima Whiddon. She moved to
Clay County in 1971 and owned
and operated Molly's Attic
-antique shop in Orange Park.'
Mrs. Pritchard served on' both
the.Clay County Mental Health.
Board and Historical Society.
'She. was a long-time member of
Medeira Drive Baptist Church'
and later of Orange Park Baptist
Survivors include: her
husband, Lowell Pritchard, of
.Oranige Park; one son, Lo\vell
'Rustx" Pritchard of Atlanta,
6 a7: one daughter. Karen
-Reyjnolds of Pensacola: a
hbotiher. Rufus \ hiddon of
F~ernandina Beach: tvo
grandsons; and a.host of other
reTaidi'es and friends.
S" Funeral services% were held
TI Tay, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at
S-ffT- geg-Giddens Rivermead -
:"Fii~Eal Home in Orange Park
'.tB-E the Rev. Jack : Rogers
offtiaiing. A brief graiveside.
service followed at Magnolia
Herman Lee Knight.
Herman Lee Knight, 67, died
Dec. 28, 2004, in Cape Coral
where he was being cared for by
his daughter; Karen Guzy and her,
Mr. Knight was born in Naylor,
Ga., on Jan: 2, 1937, and raised in
He was preceded in death by his
father, Frank Knight; mother,
Audrey Knight; his brother,
Bernice; and his sister, Margaret.
He is survived by seven
children: Mike Simon of Joplin,
Mn., Carol Johnson and Dennis
Knightof Perry, Stacey Knight of
North' Carolina, and three from
SCape Coral;, Karen Guzy, Keith
Knight and Kathy Knight. Eight
siblings also survive: David,
Mearl and Pearl, all of Petry; ,as
well as Bill, Mary, Susan, Linda
Sand Richard, Nine grandchildren
survive, including Eric Knight of
Perry, as well as one great-
A memorial service is planned
for June 12, 2005, on Ellison
Road in Perry. Arrangements for.
this service will be announced at a
Cards of thanks
:Beverly Braswell was cherished
and loved by many. This was
,obvious b\ the outpouring of love
we received from friends, relatives,
and our church family. To us she
will always be the heart of our
family and w ill be dearl\ loved,
fore' er remembered. and missed
ever) day of our lives.
We cannot adequately express
our appreciation *to each one of
you who sent flowers, brought-
food,;. sited, called, sent a card,
made a donation to'Cornerstone
Baptist building .fund, 'and/or
prayed during the'dduration of her
sickness and after her homegoing.
This world is onl) our home for
a short time. We kno\w that she
has gone to be with her Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ who has
prepared a place for us for eternity..
Beverly had a genuine love and
concern for her loved ones and
community to know Jesus as their
personal Lord and Savior. In this
time of sorrow, we pray for every
lost soul that your life be changed,
so when your time comes to leave
ihis world youwill know that you
will have a better place to go
Please continue to pray for us as
we will continue to live our lives
for our Lord, doing His work until
it too is our time to get called
home and be reunited with our
lbved ones; but most importantly.
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
S God bless you all!
Buck and Vickie Braswell
Lance and Holly Braswell
Paul and Louise Tolar.
Paul Byron and Pairicia Tolar:
Mark and Pamela Johnson
S We would like to 'tharik
everyone for the flowers. food and
being there for us.
A special thank you to Carolyn
Easiham,. Frnestine Hornier,
Geroma Wiggins and Zeigler's
Florist for the ,wonderful
The Family of Joseph Padgett Jri
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Amvets Post 20, ladies auxilliary
and Sons of AMVETS meet 3rd
Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion, Steinhatchee
Post 291, fourth Tues. 8 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from 'public
library; and another AA group who meets
Mopdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
at Serenity House, located at 1260 Hwy.
98 West, across from the BP station at 8
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
group, 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 a.m., chamber board room.
SCity Council: 2nd and 4th Tues. at
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): 2nd and 4th
Mon.,.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
p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter, second
Mon., 7 p.m., Jerkins Center.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123, meets
first and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Gambling Anonymous, Saturdays, 2
p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church.
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Thurs.,
6:30 .p.m. Scout Hut.
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators Leagub of Pprry
(HELP): second 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 Dog Stand..
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
,,Joyce's MainSireet Cafe.
La Leche League International 2nd
Wed., 10 30 a.m Taylor County Public
Lady Elks: second Thurs., 8 p.rh.,
Main Street Perry: First Monday of
each month, Perry/Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce at noon. ,
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and
third Fri. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd
and 4th Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal grounds,
Lyman Hendry Road.
SMuskogee Creek Indian.Tribe: Oak:
Hill Village on Woods Creek Road, 1st
SaNarcotics Anonymous: Wednesdays,
at 1260 W. Hwy. 98, at Serenity House
(dirt road across from BP Station). These
are open meetings to those interested in
:. NAACP: 2rd Sun,, 6'p.m., New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church.
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Piine Drummers), holds open
monthly on first Thursday, Golden Corral,
7 p.m. 584-9185
.Optimist Club: *Thurs., noon at
Joyce's Mainstreet Cafe. .
Perry Garden Club: Palmetto Circle,
2nd Mon., 7 p.m.;' Pine Tree Circle, third
Wed., 10 a.m.
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 change).
Perry Shrine Club: 4thThurs., 7 p.m.
(club house on Courtney Road)
Planning Board: 1st Thurs., 6 p.m.r
Courthouse annex (old post office),'
Republican Party of Taylor County:
To keep abreast of Republican news, e-
mail Tommie Stanaland at
email@example.com or call 584-p815.
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 Tuesday at VFW Post on
Center Street, 7 p.m. For location; call
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thurs.
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
3rd Wed. at 18820 Beach Road, 5 p.m.
Taylor County Task Force Against
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault: 4th
Wed., 12 noon at Joyce's Mainstreet
Taylor County Democratic Party
meets the third Monday, 7 p.m. at the
Golden Corral. Call 584-9656 oa 584-
Taylor Development Council: 2na
Wed. 4 p.m., at Chamber.
Taylor County Development
Authority: 2nd Mon., 5 p.m. at Chamber.
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: 2nd Sat., 10
a m. Arena located on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Leadership Council:
2nd and 4th Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins.
VFW Post #9225: 2nd Tues., 7 p.m:
(American Legion building).
B-1 The Taco Times January 19, 2005
Kids need health care? Help's available...
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
(DMH) has teamed up with
Florida Healthy Kids to inform
families about the 30-day open
enrollment period for "low-cost,
affordable health insurance
through the KidCare program."
Interested individuals have only
until Jan. 30 to submit an
application and income
Applications will be accepted
from working families with
uninsured children under 18 years
of age, who are not eligible for.
"We're joining Healthy Kids to
get the word out about this 30-day
enrollment period because no
application can be processed after
Jan. 30, 2005," said DMH
"We Shall Overcome"
About 60 gathered at Loughridge Park Monday morning to celebrate the. birthday of Civil
Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. The group marched from the park to Jerkins
-Gommunity Center; where a presentation was given by Roderick- Williams-on--the-'sain--leader
and music was led by Carolyn Demps (single photo).
90% of Iraqis want U.S. help'
Guest speaker at the Jan. 12
meeting of the Perry Kiwanis
Club was 'Isadore F. "Izzy"
Rommes, an attorney with the
State Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services since
1993 following a 16-year span of
law practice in Perry.
The speaker, a full colonel in
th'e Army Reserves' and
commander of the 160th M. P.
Battalion, headquartered in
Tallahassee., recently returned
following his unit's second
deployment to Iraq in the last
three years. He related that,
among his other tours of duty
during his 25 years of active
service, were assignments in the
Gulf War and in Guantanamo
Col. Rommes mentioned that
his most recent assignment took
his unit to.an Army facility in
southern Iraq near Basrah, a camp
which was home to 1,000 soldiers
Sand which also housed a prison in
which 2,000 inmates were
He added that this number
increased to 5,000 during his 10-
month stay. He also added that a
large percentage of these inmates
were serious criminals, many
having been released from their
former cells by Saddam Hussein
as..he fled'during the initial-
occupation by the coalition forces.
The speaker emphasized that the
M.P;'s at this facility treated the
prisoners decently, feeding them
well,, providing medical care and
even offering them educational
opportunities as they attempted to
give them 'a positive idea of
American civility and humane
.He commented briefly on the
Contrast with the well publicized
events at the Abu Ghaib prison at
another location near Baghdad and
he.was obviously critical of the
personal, abuse there stating that
affair was a result of bad
leadership and "stupid" behavior
on the part of a few prison guards.
Col.K ommes stressed that
conditions for the coalition: troops
in southern Iraq are relatively safe
and definitely not pro-Saddam. He
stated, in fact, that 90 percent of
Iraqis want the U.S. there for now
and only two percent are 'out to
kill Americans" and these are not
necessarily Iraqis, but imports
from Iran and Syria as well as a
few Saddam loyalists.
,He pointed out that the majority
,in Iraq wish to get out from under'
40 years of oppression. He
admitted, however, that the
minority terrorists are creating a
fearful atmosphere, particularly in
some locations, such as the capital
city of Baghdad, a place which he
visited on many occasions while
on duty there.
The speaker mentioned that
morale among the U.S. service
men and women is good and they
have accomplished many tasks,
which have made Iraq a better
place than it was during Saddam's
regime. He noted,that the average
American' misses: these
accomplishments since the
"media" is inclined'to publicize
the sensational. He did volunteer
that the U.S. Army needs to
bolster its recruiting of essential
personnel, mentioning that there is
a definite need for more. military
police. When asked if he felt that a
military draft is needed, he replied
in the negative.
Col. Rommes briefly described
conditions he found in Iraq, such
as its hot weather (consistently
120 degrees, from Juine'through
September); its mud-brick housing
for schools and homes; the need
for trucking fresh water, oil
frequently, bubbling from the
ground due to breaks in pipelines
and he stated that the U.S. should
maintain its presence a while
longer to help in the re-building
The speaker conveyed his
feelings that, if our troops were
not over there, the terrorists would
be over here and our nation would
be living in -a much more
He expressed his hope that the
forthcoming election will provide
changes for the better among the
SIraqi people, but acknowledged
that the job' will not be an easy
Col. Isadore F. Rommes, left, is shown. with Kiwanian
Mark Pelt following his Jan. 12 meeting of the Perry
CEO Rick Brown. "We know
that affordable, quality medical
insurance is so important for kids
to stay healthy, so families need
to act fast."
The 2004 Florida Legislature
significantly increased funding for
Healthy Kids to cover more
eligible children. In addition,
lawmakers eliminated a
controversial waiting list and
implemented new guidelines to
increase accountability for the
"Florida's Healthy Kids
provides affordable healthcare
coverage for families who earn too
much to qualify for Medicaid --
but not enough to afford private
coverage.0 Since it began in 1990,
the Florida program has served as.
the model for prograins enacted in
all 50 states and it continues to
break new ground with the
successful implementation of
-Project Pathfinder to re-enroll
families under new guidelines.
"Families can make a New
Year s resolution to enroll their
uninsured children in the
program," said Rose Naff,
executive director of Healthy
Kids. "What better way to start
off the New Year than to have the
peace of mind that in 2005 you
can take your kids to the doctor
instead of the emergency room
During the 30-day open
enrollment period, parents must
complete and send a one-page
application form, with income
documentation attached, to
Healthy Kids. Applications
received after the open enrollment
period cannot be processed.
Healthy Kids coverage cannot-
begin until eligibility has been
determined and the full premium
amount has been received. The
amount of each premium is based .
on household size and monthly
income. Most families pay either-
$15 or $20 per family per month;
however, some families may pay
Applications for enrollment are
available at Doctors', Memorial
Hospital from Marketing Director.
Aaron Portwood or may be
downloaded from the Internet at
ation/. Families can also call 1-
888-540-KIDS (88R-540-5437) to
receive an application in the mail.
Collins earns PCT
Luanne Collins was inadvertently omitted from the listing of Taylor
Countians who graduated North Florida Community College's .Patient
Care Technician 'course Dec. 16, having participated in a 600 hour PCT
program which began in August 2004.
.The program combines modules previously taught at NFCC, including
nurse assistant, patient care' technician and home health aid, with
additional skills that prepare the student to function as an advanced.
Applications are being accepted now and are accepted year-round for
programs beginning in January and August.
Classes meet five days a week, Monday through Friday.
For more information, please call Allied Health at the NFCC campus at
(850) 973-1626 or e-mail through your computer at
NFCC announces new
North Florida Community
College announced the addition of ,
new instructors and a grant case
manager, as well as staff
promotions for the Spring 2005
Matthew Desloge, formerly
with Tallahassee Community
College, will teach mathematics.
Marie Guest, formerly an
economics and finance instructor
with Central Missouri State
University in Warrensburg,
Mo., will teach business
courses. J. Wayne Lewis of Lake
City will also teach business
courses. He formerly taught at
Florida Keys Community
Art instructor Lisa Frank of
Tallahassee was an instructor at
Florida State University. Kathy
Fields of Pinetta joins NFCC as a
Patient Care Technician instructor.
Fields was employed by Madison
County Memorial Hospital.
Lonnie Ford of Live Oak has
been appointed College Reach Out
Program (CROP) -case manager.
He previously taught in the
Columbia County School
In other staff changes, Jessica
Webb is now Director of
Academic Planning and Distance
Learning. Webb is coordinating
the development of the NFCC
Quality Enhancement Plan for
accreditation through the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Nita Fico is now Director of
Registered Nursing Program. Fico
is overseeing the development of a
two-year R.N. program expected
to commence Jan. 2006.
New appointments are pending
NFCC Board of Trustee approval
Jan. 15. For more information
contact NFCC College
Advancement at 850-973-1653 or
Elder Care slates program
Vista Elder Care Services will host the next "Seniors Helping Seniors
Solve Problems" meeting today (Jan. 19) from 10-11 a.m.
The meeting will be held in room 16 of the Taylor County Senior
Services complex (old Gladys.Morse Elementary School).
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CD sound system. Flow Masteriexhaust,
Nerf bars Tonneau cover, towing kit,
transmission cooler K&N air filter and
much more Recent 3" suspension lift and'
305/70/R16 off-road tires on 16"x9"
polished aluminum rims Beauiilul truck in
e.ecellenl condition with low miles.
1996 Yamaha Motorcycle 1 100c. Virago
Special Edition Cruiser Great condIon,
saddle bags and windshield, runs great,
great on gas, very last bike $3,200. Call
1999 i-lon Chev Cab & chaiss. very good
shape, mechanically well taken care of.
1998 1-ton Chev Flat Bed well maintained
Both trucks in lip top shape. Day #584-
9191 or Evenings 584-9568.
1994 Camero, good shape, high mileage,
1987 Olds Toronado. Good condition, PB,
PS, A/C, PW, PS. Asking $1,200 obo,
Must drive to appreciate. 850-578-2504.
1985 Oldsmobile Regency 98, 4-door, 3.8
liter, runs good, $800. Somma soft-sided
waterbed, queen, excellent shape, $100.
19' Blue Wave w/115 Yamaha. VHF, depth
finder, Jack plate, dive platform. $8,500
'Air Boat. 12' lazer hull, 2,2 16 valve.
M.P.F.I; with turbo motor.'2:1 belt drive
reduction, aircraft hub. Everything new
when built 2 1/2 years ago. Never in water.
All together cage, stand, motor, hule, you
finish. $7.000 invested, will take $3,500 or
trade lor "' or obo Comes wilh extras on
trailer Tommy 850-510-0390 (cell) or 850-
1987 Suzuki 500 LT Ouadzilla ATV.
Stock orig motor. over $1.500 invested in
new tires brakes, rollers, etc Extra set of
paddle tires Will run 80+ mph Rare bike,
a must see. at $4,550 with new trailer or
$4;000 without. Call Tommy at 850-510-
.0390 (cell) or 850-223-2538 (home).
AKC yelloww Lab puppies $225 Call 584-
9422 or 838-4693.
Jack Russell puppies. Top quality. $250-
$350. Hwy. 98, St. Marks, FL. 850-925-
6731 or 850-545-8921.
Paso Fino Horses Hwy 98 Si Marks. FL
850-925-6731 or 850-545-8921
Lost Cell phone KiOCERA 584-4746.
LOST: "Nasa." Female longish-haired
solid gray cat with a bushy tail. She is
small but not a kitten Last seen on 9/15.
I! you see her, please call 584-5513 before
5 pm (rask for Mark) or 584-8807 after 5
Relocaling to Perry/Taylor County Older
couple seeking to buy 2 or 3 bedroom/2
Sbalh home Must be on city water. Please
call 850-584-7605 0
Out ol 20 000 people in Taylor County, I.
know there are hundreds of retired
Sweathered wheelbarrows looking for a good
home Call Beth Mann 584-5513 or 584-
I Donna 5 i'oung will not be responsible
for any debts other Ihan my own effective
January 19 2005,
Maiure, responsible person to care for two
children approx. 2 weeks per month Days
and hours flexible References required
Please call 838-2362. leave message
Library Technician Part'Time (12 -15 hr.
Taylor County Public Library $7.29@ hr.
Evening and weekend work required.
Minimum Qualification: High school
diploma or equivalent. Preferably 1 2
years library experience or an AA degree.
Preference will be given to strong library
advocates. For job duties and
requirements, contact Taylor One Stop
Career Center, 224 Jefferson Street, Perry,
FL. 32347. Position open until filled.
EEO/ADA, Drug Free Work Place.
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Next Class: Jan. 24th
Job Placement in your area
Associated Traning Services
The Taylor County Health Departmenl
(Environmental Health) has an opening for
a Secretary Specialist Annual Salary
range $20,000-$25.000. Minimum
Qualifications HS Diploma/GED Valid
DL. dependable vehicle. Ability to answer
Phones, act as secretary for Environmental
Health make appointments, perform
billing, date base entry, faxing, computer
use, tiling post payments shipping and
receiving of packages, aiding clients in
filling out applications for seplic permits
Interviewing clients for septic lank permits
compiling customer satislac,;on surveys
and collecting water samples Out in the
field twice/week Ibeaches/wells) Please
apply on-line at htp://lObS.mytfonda corn
Refer to requisition number: 64084740-
51272602-2005106091304 Only Stale of
Florida Applications will be accepted--no
resumes please Dale closes 01/20105
AVON Need extra Chrisir;,: m,:. :,.
Wantto be your own boss? Start the New
.Year with a new career. Earn $300 fast
start bonus Call to find out hoW. 584-8463,
Experienced plumbers needed. Must have
valid driver's license If you'.e shov-I sihy
don't apply! Call 584-86?3 to apply.
Employment Opportunities at the Boys &
Girls Club of Perr/Taylor County
Program Director: Job responsibilities to
include but not limited to supervising staff
and volunteers, creating, implementing,
and evaluating programs in all area of the
Club in cooperation with.the Unit Director,
and recruiting and tracking new members.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree
or related Boys & Girls Club or other youth
serving organizational experience.
Bachelor's degree may be substituted with
four years of related experience. Salary
range: $8-10 per hour, 30-40 hours per
Physical Education Director: Job duties to
include but not limited to the development,
implementation, and evaluation of
physical education programs and sports
leagues at all three Club sites, Minimum
qualifications: High school diploma, some
college preferred, and experience working
with youth. Salary range: $8-10 per hour,
30-40 hours per week.
Music Education Director: Contractual
position whose job duties include but are
not limited to creating and implementing
various music programs. with .Club
members such as guitar, drums, etc.
Minimum qualifications:. High. school
diploma, some college preferred,
experience w:orhina wiih youth, and
exhibited e:,perience in Ihe held of music.
Salary range $10-515 per hour, 10-20
hours per week.
Part-time General Program Staff: Job
. duties to be determined on a needs basis
by Unit and Program Directors Minimum
qualifications: High school diploma and
experience working with youth Salary
range $5 15.$7.00, 10-15 hours per week,
more during summer.
S qualified applicants apply in person o10
Lisa English. Director of Operaions at the
SVeteran:s Park Unit of the Boys and Girls
Club. 918 N. Washington Street. Perry
Florida between the hours of 9 a m and 5
:p.m. M-F. No phone calls please.
SNo applications will be accepted after
January 21, 2005!
PC Support Specialist, North Florida
Community College. Madison, FL. Assist
manager in planning, design, installation,
implementation, operation and
maintenance of all facets of computer
networking including hardware, software
and infrastructure. Must also be willing to
serve on college committees and
participate in college and departmental
activities. Associate degree (preferred),
plus six (6) months related paid
experience. Only complete applications
will be considered. Complete application
packet requires cover letter, resume and
application. Mail to Director of HR, NFCC,
1000 Turner Davis Drive, Madison, FL,
32340 or email to HR-Dept@nfcc.edu.
Application and complete job description
available at www.nfcc.edu. Deadline
H7len it comes to getting better.
there's no place like home
CNA s HiA's and LPN's for private
July in the ----- area Looking to
make a change, work one on one wlth
a p.alenr in 3 relaxed environment
Give Emily or Chace a call at:
850-422-1 1 1
Badcock & More Set up and delivery.
Must be 18 Vrs. old. License required.
Good driving record. No phone calls.
'Apply ;n person, 1003 S. Jefferson St.
Drivers needed for log truck.
Must have Class A CDL License.
Can start immediately, good pay.
Contact Al Browning Truckers, Hwy. 98 West
. .'-i, .
tlalonal Capital Funding Group now hirin.l
courlhou'e reearc:herS Will train c1 work
from .home on your computer No
experience necessary.'Call 1-800-440-
Driver: Repeat.This! 4 days off!
4 days off every 2 weeks!
Jr*^ 3' Wide
Full line of
accessories in stock Painted
Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cu t dto \JOn del;r1cJ'l ti. Delivery Service Available
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.
HEAVY TRUCK MECHANIC Wanied Older woman to Iive in my home
Waste Management ol Leon County has and be my maid Call me at home 838-
an opening for a heavy truck mechanic. 4945.
Candidate must be dependable, have 1/19-1/21
experience in heavy trucks, and own tools.
Knowledge of hydraulics and welding a Madison Nursing Center
plus Applicant must be able to obtain a. 2481 W. US 90, Madison, FL
class- "B" CDL license, Successful' Seeking an RN for
candidate must pass a company physical Risk Management/Staff Development
and drug screen. Excellent benefits 1/7-1/19MNC
package. For more information call Greg at
850-574-8224 x233. "Equal Opportunity/ CNA for Taylor County Senior Services.
Affirmative Action Employer" For information, calt 584-4924.
1/19-1/28WM '.' ,
N. FLORIDA PUBLIC AUCTION
TRUCKS, VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT
from area counties, cities & utilities
Saturday, January 22 10:00 a.m.:
North Florida Fairgrounds
S (7) Bucket trucks & digger derricks (7) 1997 2000 diesel
ambulances Cab & Chassis units, dumps, other trucks 2001 &
1999 Sprint work vans Numerous 1993 1999 pickups & SUVs
*(28) Crown Vics; 1992 2000 2000 Camaro and other late
model cars Cat & Deere loaders, graders, dozers Several John
Deere & Ford tractors (15) electric pallet jacks, (3) forklifts
Miscellaneous other; firetrucks, pumps, etc.
TERMS: All items sell as is, 5% Buyer Premium, cash or cashier
check, other checks with bank letter only
Preview: 9 am 4 pm Friday, January 21
1 800-519-6402 or 904-772-0110
FIRST COAST AUCTION
P.O. BOX 7878 JACKSONVILLE, FL 32238
www.firstcoastauction.com AB150 AU286
Healthcare is about people.
That's no different here.
But what is different about Prison Health
Service is the environment in which you'll
extend quality care. It is safer and more
rewarding, giving you the opportunity to
experience medical care at a whole
different level. Join our team.at the Taylor
Correctional Institution in one of these
RNs, LPNs, Med Tech/EMTs
FT, PT, PRN
We offer competitive compensation and
benefits.' Contact Karen Rouse at: 850-
838-4069 or fax resume to: 850-838-4081.
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 ounciual Please apply in person
at 322 Iiverside Dri.e fno phone calls
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
SApply at the City of Perry
Personnel Office,,224 S. Jefferson
Street, Perry, FL 32347
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Prestige Home Center
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NO "DOUBLE TALK" WITH OUR ADVERTISING--
NO GAMES WITH OUR PRICES!
Any New Home Purchased from Prestige Homes-.
Includes FREE Delivery & Set-Up...PERIOD!
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Eggs are Cheaper in the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
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B-3 The Taco Times January 19, 2005:
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. TDDTTY 711.
Madison Nursing Center
2481 W. US 90, Madison, FL
Seeking Full Time/Part Time
RN's & LPN's
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
Cross Ties Services. Lawn Care & Home
Repairs. You name it, we can probably do
it! 838-1524 pin #77 or 850-843-1267.
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050,
please leave a message.
J.D.'s Tree Service and .Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also qgrnd .icr, L .. Call today 838-1280.
.peci:aiiaiig in all types of tractor work,
aushhQrillqng, rool raking, harrowing, dirt
aulirlg & leveIiriq debris, removal, clean
up, and lawn care. Call for free estimate,
I would like to sit with your loved one in.
your home, their home or nursing home.
SHave references Call Edie at 584-6504.
A-2-Z Farm Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and lawn services. Call 584-
6737, leave message.
The Handyman experts, honest work!
Affc;dable, 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.
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
Studmen Construction, L.L.C. Home
remodeling, repairs, vinyl siding, decks,
screen rooms and more. Licensed &
Insured Fed. ID#56-2431194. References
available. For free estimate,.call 843-1732.
Paint Jobs, Body Work, Boat Fiberglass
Repair, Insurance Jobs. New, Used, After
Market Parts. 28 Years Experience.
Lic#2004-1657. James O'Neal, 850-578-
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
therein. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property; and the names in which it was
assessed are follows:
Certificate No. 496
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, thenrce Easterly
along the. North line of said Lot 1 a
distance of, 15 feet, /thence
..,urr, ,-:r.. it.. rrn .i.e : line 6f said Lot
'1 t *. E.,:,r,t 1 fe.t .:.u, r.,r .i.:,i itr,.
: ,,,r .:.,I ye r, 1-,r.g rjr, ,- rl .:.Iri ,'l,m
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 of Florida.
SUnless such certificate shall be
.redeemed' according to law, the
property described is such certificate
shall be sold to the highest 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
NOTICE ON CHANGING ROAD NAME
NOTICE isi hereby given, that on
Monday, February,7. 2005, at 6:1-5 P.M.,.
the Taylor County Commissioners will
hold a Public Hearing regarding a
request to change the name of the
CHANGE THE NAME OF
CABBAGE GROVE ROAD
ALL PERSONS present will be given an
opportunity to speak regarding the
changing of the name of the above
ALL PERSONS SHOULD BE GOVERNED BY
THIS LEGAL NOTICE,
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Taylor County, Florida ,
BY: DARYLL T. GUNTER, Chairman
ANNIE MAE MURPHY, Clerk
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is soliciting sealed
statements of qualifications for
Response ard Recovery Services.
Qualified firms or individuals desiring to
provide the required services must
,submit, nine (9) packages in a sealed
envelope or similar package marked
"Sealed RFP for Response and Recovery
Services" to the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor'
Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson Street,
Suite 102, or P.O. Box 620, Perry, Florida
32348, to arrive no later than 4:00 P.M.,
local'time, on February 7, 2005. All RFP's
MUST have the respondent's name'and
mailing address clearly shown on the
outside of the envelope or package
when submitted. RFP's will be opened
and respondents announced at 6:20
P.M., local time, or as soon thereafter as
practical, on February 7, 2005, in the
Taylor County Administrative Complex,
Old Post Office, 201 East Green Street,
Perry, Florida 32347.
RFP information MUST be obtained from
the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor Courthouse,
108 North Jefferson Street, Suite 102, or
P.O. Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348, (850)
The County reserves the right, in its sole
and absolute discretion, to reject any or
all,RFP's, to cancel or withdraw this bid
solicitation at any time and waive any
irregularities in the RFP process. The
County reserves the right to award any
contract to the respondent which it'
deems to offer the best overall service;
rr,e-i-.:.re 'trre :.,..n is not bound to
.3 .a, 01 o, .:.',r,'a:r based on the
lowest quoted price. The County, in its
sole and absolute discretion, also
reserves the right to waive any minor
defects in the process and to accept
the bid deemed to be inrtherCounty's
best interest. The County, in its sole anc
absolute discretion, also reserves the;
right to assign a local business
preference in an amount:of five' (5)
percent of the bid price, Nlo faxed RFP's.
will be accepted.
'Additional information may be
Taylor County Emergency
108 N. JEFFERSON ST.
Perry, FL 32347
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS. Taylor County, Florida
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TH1RD JUDICIAL
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 04-923-CP
In Re: The Estate of:
JAMES BYRON TEDDER, SR.,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JAMES
BYRON TEDDER, SR., deceased, whose
date of death was October 12, 2004;
File Number 04-923-CP is pending in the
Circuit Court for Taylor County, Florida,
Probate Division, theaddress of which is
Post Office Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348.
The names and addresses of the co-
personal representatives and the co-
personal representatives' attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's 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
otherpersons having claims or
demands against decedents estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
F O RTH 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: JANUARY 12, 2005.
SMITH, SMITH & MOORE
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A.
MICHAEL S. SMITH
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 169621
Perry, Florida 32348
Telephone: (850) 584-3812
Fax: (850) 584-7148
Co-Personal -ec. r .r -t,
1900 Penny Lane
Perry, Florida 32347
HOMER G. TEDDER,
6028 Fox Road /
Tallahassee, FL 32305
Letters must include a name and
daytime contact phone number.
Start off the
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to the Taco Times
) and Perry
at the same
1 Full Year
2 Newspapers a Week
$35 In County
$49 Out of County
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Perry Newspapers, Inc.
P.O. Box 888
Perry, FL 32348
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CHARLES R. SADLER -
B-A The Ta'co Times January 19. 20on
Kendrick appointed to House hurricane committee
Rep. Will Kendrick has been
chosen by Speaker Allan Bense to
serve as a member of the Joint
Select Committee on Hurricane
The joint committee is charged
with studying aspects of the
residential insurance market in
light of the potential $20 billion in
losses from the 2004 storms which
have:provided a serious challenge
to maintaining a viable private
sector market and to keeping
premium increases to a bare
In December, the Florida
Legislature called a special session
to address issues relating to
unforeseen and unaffordable
expenses to residential
policyholders due to the impact of
multiple hurricane deductibles. As
a result, the Legislature passed a
requirement that policies issued
after May 1, have an annual
hurricane deductible and provided
tax relief to Floridians whose
primary residences were destroyed
by the hurricanes.
In a press release on the
*formation of this select committee,
Speaker Bense explained, "In order
to allow the Legislature to better
study and evaluate these complex
issues, the President and I are
forming the Joint Select
Committee on Hurricane Insurance
to gather a broader base of
knowledge and allow more public
input than could be accomplished
during the brief Special Session."
Kendrick agreed with the
speaker that "we must continue our
commitment to finding innovative
ways to calm Florida's volatile
home insurance market and
increase the affordability and
availability of property insurance
for all of Florida's homeowners."
Kendrick continued, "This is
truly a statewide issue and it must
be dealt with in that manner. No
longer is it just a North or South
Florida issue, a coastal or inland
issue. I tis a statewide issue."
Some issues identified for the
joint select committee by the
House Speaker and Senate'
-- Further study of the issue of
multiple deductibles; including
analysis of the effect on premiums,
particularly -for condominium
-- Recommendations on the
appropriate level of the retention
rate and evaluation of options for
ensuring proper funding of the
Florida Hurricane Catastrophe
-- Exploration of options to
reduce the size of Citizens
Property Insurance Corporation,
our state insurer of last resort,
while providing coverage at a fair
price to homeowners who have no.
other option for coverage.
Kendrick, who was first elected
to the Florida House in 2000,
represents District 10 which is the
largest geographic House District
in the state and represents the
largest coastal area as well.
In addition to the Joint Select
Committee, Kendrick was also
appointed to the Agriculture and
Committee, the Future of Florida's
Families Committee, the
Committee (Vice-Chair), and the
Legislative Budget Commission by
Speaker Bense during the
organizational Session in
November. "This is a tremendous
challenge that Speaker Bense and
Senate President Lee have placed
upon myself and the other
members of this committee,"
Kendrick stated. "I am sure that
whatever this committee
recommends will greatly improve
the current insurance crisis that
Floridians are currently facing."
Veterans can still earn diploma
Dedicated to giving back to the 'community, members of the Taylor County High School
National Honor Society--joined by Santa Claus--paid a surprise visit to Perry Primary'
students in December. The high school scholars distributed gifts and helped spread holiday
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Local veterans who left school
early to serve in the military
during World War II or Korea may
be eligible for a high school
Qualification criteria includes:
World War HI
--Must be a Florida resident;
--Inducted into-the military
service between Sept. 16, 1940,
and Dec. 31, 1946;
--Received an honorable
--Started high school between
1937 and 1946; and
--Scheduled to graduate from,
high school between 1941 and
.--must be a Florida resident;
--Inducted into military service
between June 1950 and January
--Received an honorable
--Started high school between
1946 and 1950; and
--Scheduled to graduated from
high school between 1950 and
For more information, contact
Veterans Service Officer Scott
Nobles at 838-3519.
Poet visits library Jan. 30
Artist and poet Carolina (Carol Ann) Howell will be the featured guest
at the Taylor County Public Library's first author visit/program of the
new year Sunday, Jan. 30, from 3-4:15 p.m.
"Howell is the author of 'In the Language of Nature,'-a bilingual coffee
table book with glorious paintings. You read it in English, then flip it
over and read it in Spanish, Library Director Pam Grigg said.
SA native of Los Angeles, Calif., Howell composed the book while
living in Guatemala. She now lives in Perry.
.Copies of the book will be available at the library; $1 from every
purchase benefits the Friends of the Library.
Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call
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