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Taylor County uNI rES O LO0RID A Midweek
404 LIBRARY WES Edition
iSince 1961 GAINESVILLE FL 3-2611 Edition

January: 2 Sections-Our 44th Year.. No. 4
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'Poets at
heart' sought for
Sunday program
Are you a poet at heart, a lover of
art? You're invited to the Taylor County
Public Library Sunday, Jan. 30, from
3 to 4:30 P.M. for a special program by
author Carol Ann Howell
'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. The author/painter
was born in Los Angeles, Calif. She
.created this book while living in
Guatemala. She now lives in Perry
and will speak during our program
Sunday," Director Pam Grigg said.
The book will be available for $35
each with $1 from every sale
benefitting the Friends of the Library.
For more information, please call 838-

Income tax
Services offered
in February
Certified tax preparers will be
available at the Taylor County Public
Library every Monday in February
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Volunteers will also offer tax
preparation and e-file services on
Saturday (Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb.
12), from 10a.m. to 1 p.m.
Volunteers will be stationed at the
Coastal Utilities office in Keaton
SBeach on Tuesdays (Feb. 1 and Feb.
15) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tax 'preparers will .be at the
Steinhatchee Community Center on
Wednesday (Feb. 9 and -23) from
9:30 a.m, to 1:30 p.m.

Want to coach
baseball? Mark

your calendars...
SA baseball organizational coaches
meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 1,
iat 6 p.m.
Anyone interested in coaching
(team ages five to 15) must attend.
The meeting will be held at
Loughridge Park Community Center:

Planning board
meets Feb. 10
SThe Taylor County Planning Board
wFill 'meet Thursday. Feb. 10, at the
Taylor County Administrative
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m:

School board
The Taylor County School Board
Will hold a workshop Tuesday, Feb. 1,
'priorto its regular meeting.
.The workshop, which will focus on
revisions in the school board policy
handbook, will start at 6 p.m.
'-Both meetings are open to the
" The board meets in the Alton H.
Wentworth Administrative Complex.

meets Feb. 3
.The Taylor County School
'RBdiness Coalition will meet
Th(,irsday, Feb.-3, at noon, in 'the-
coiaition office located in the Alton H.
Wentworth: Administrative Complex
(318 North Clark Street).


'Editorial...page A-2
Living;..page A-4
Sportsp...age A-6
Seligion...page A-7
.Community...page B-1
Cl ssified5...page L-2
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After nearly a year of work. the
Taylor County Commission, faced
with overwhelming opposition at
last week's meeting at the
Steinhaichee Community Center.
voted 3-2 to kill the proposed boat
ramping facility at Riverside Park.
Speaker after speaker told the
commission why the proposed
double ramp, located on county
property at the intersection of
Riverside Drive and 15th Street.
was a bad idea.
Michael Kuenstle. who owns
property adjacent to the proposed
facility, said the project does not
meet the state's criteria for
obtaining grant funds.
"For every lane of ramp, you
need 20 parking spaces. The plan is
not workable in my mind." he said.
The proposed site plan calls for
two ramps and parking spaces for

5 off TCHS team

Thefts result

in suspensions

Raising the roof
Carpenters, electricians and other forms of retired builders from all over the U.S. are
currently in town constructing a new building for the Mount Olivq Missionary Baptist
SChurch on Hwy. 98. A spokesman saidthe workers may not work at a furious pace as their
younger counterparts, "but when we get finished, you know it's right." More on the
group may be found on today's-Community page, B-1.

Drug sweep nets 2 arrests

The Taylor County Joint Drug
Task Force (JTF) reaped the
rewards of earlier undercover drug
buys when officers executed a drug
warrant over the weekend which
resulted in two more arrests and
recovery of several grams of
cocaine and almost 110 grams of
---uring December and -early
January. undercover agents were
used to conduct drug buys on Terry
James Randall, 30. and Timothy
Glen Powe, 31.
On Friday, the JTF executed a
search warrant which had been
obtained because of the buys, and
executed them at a South Schwartz
Street address where the men were
"When we entered the house,"
PPD Det. Mike Anderson said.
"Powe was apprehended and
arrested in the middle bedroom of
the,house. Randall was found and
arrested in the back bedroom.

Powe was also charged with
possession of a cell phone used to
make drug sales, and was in
possession of $805 cash.
"While securing the residence,"
he added, "officers observed
cannabis in both rooms in plain
"It was a clean bust." said Taylor
County Sheriffs Office' Inv.:
Dewayne Bratcher. "During a
search of the premises, in Powe's
bedroom, a tin containing
approximately five grams of
powder cocaine, a bag of cannabis
and loose cannabis were found,
along with clothing belonging to
the man.
"In a bathroom between Powe's
and Randall's room, a bag
containing over 105 grams of
marijuana was located under the
sink. In Randall's room, a bag of
marijuana was found on his bed,"
Bratcher said.
"Aset of digital scales was found

For truck fire

Reward posted

A reward for up to $2,500 is being offered by the Florida Advisory
Committee on Arson for information concerning a vehicle fire which
occurred at Steinhatchee Falls in December.
The State Fire Marshal's Office, Bureau of Fire and Arsons
Investigations, along with the Florida Highway Patrol. has determined that
fire was deliberately set.
The arson occurred Dec. 14, while the vehicle (a 1991 Ford F-150 with
a. boat trailer attached) was parked in the public parking area at the falls.
Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to call 877-662-
7766 or (850) 413-3900. Information may also be mailed to Arson
Control, P.O. Box 1654, Winter Park. FL 32790. The State Fire Marshal
case number is 37-04-3998.
The Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations is the law enforcement
branch of the Division of State Fire Marshal that assists other state and
local law enforcement agencies in the investigation of fires of "suspicious

Recreation talks

continue Thursday

The city-county recreation committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 27, to
continue discussions of a possible merger of services and resources.
Starting at 6 p.m., the meeting will be held in the county commission
board room, located in the Taylor County Administrative Complex.
The recreation committee is comprised to two representatives from both
Sthe Perry City Council and the Board of County Commissioners.
Mayor Pam Feagle and Vice Mayor Emily Ketring represent the city
with Chairman Daryll Gunter and Commissioner Jack Brown representing
the county. The school board, which was asked to appoint two members to
the committee, declined the invitation and has sought clarification on the
related issues.
During the first meeting of the committee, held Jan. 13. members
debated the merits of merging city-county recreation efforts and also
appeared to support developing a survey to assess recreation needs
Brown, who was named chairman of the committee, also stated that he
had written a draft proposal for an interlocal agreement between the two
governing bodies and would present it first to members of his board.

in ihe kitchen," Anderson added.
"along with a stove, pan and knife
used to cook crack cocaine, and
contained cocaine residue."
Both men were charged with
possession of cocaine within 1000
feet of a church. manufacturing
cocaine within 1000 feet of a
church, and possession of more
rhan 20 grams of manjuana--all

In Steinhatchee

Five members of the, Taylor
County Highi School girls
basketball team have been
suspended from the team and from
school after an incident of theft,
which occurred recently during a
holiday' basketball tournament at
FAMU'High in Tallahassee.
According to a release from the
Florida High School Athletic
Association, the TCHS team was
in the fourth,day of a four-day
Tournament, and they were to play
Durant High School from
Chattanooga, Tenn., when the start
of the game was delayed because
clothing, money, CD players and
other items were reported missing
from the team locker room where.
'TCHS players dressed before the
One item was located with'
individual team members' bags
behind the Taylor County bench.
The FAMU Police Department
handled the initial investigation
and' the game started about 15
minutes later, according to Lt.
Louis Wickeris.
"Durant's coach went to TCHS
Head- Girls Basketball Coach
Sylvester Bellamy and told him
.that if all the items were"retumed,
that that would be the end of it," he
"The two coaches searched at
'least one bag before FAMU police
entered the situation."
According to a FHSAA report,
an unsportsmanlike conduct
incident report form was filed the
day ofthe game, Dec. 30, when the
game was nearing the halt-time
mark TCHS \as behind 32-29.
"With Ihree minutes left on the

half-time clock," the form reports,
"game management informed the.
officials that other items were
found in TCHS team members'
bags and all bags were now being
"After the first 20 minutes of
delay, most of the items had been
recovered from bags belonging o
TCHS team members," the report
added. "It was a consensus
decision that the second-half of the
game would not be played. No
arrests were made on site."
According to TCHS Principal
,: Please see page 3


jumps to 5.8

percent here.
After two steady months of
lower unemployment, Taylor
County has once again jumped
into the top 10 of Florida counties
with the highest unemployment.
During November, Taylor
County was ranked .12th, but
during December, those numbers
escalated, giving our county the
distinction of being number eight,
with an unemployment rate of 5.8,
which means that with a labor
force of 7,502, there were 432
unemployed, or 5.8 percent.
In order, from first, the top 10
counties with the highest
unemployment include: Hendry
.County at first with 8.7 percent;
,- Please see page 3

15 vehicles and trailers. Also
included are public restrooms,
docking and picnic facilities.
County Grants Writer 'Melody
Cox said she recently met with
state officials and they had no
problem with it. -
"They like the grant ($210,000)
and they have no problems or
issues with it," Cox'said.
Chris Smith, whose home is
across the:canal from the,proposed
ramp, said he's concerned about
people drinking at the park which'
is adjacent to a neighborhood.
"I'm from South Florida and I'm
not aware of any boat ramps
'located in neighborhoods.there," he
Steinhatchee businessman Jim
Hunt commended the county
employees who have worked on
the project.

"Steinhatchee does need a boat
ramp, but this is not the right
place," Hunt said.
Others agreed, suggesting the
ramp needs to be closer to the
mouth of the river.
"It's 5.5 miles to the number one
channel marker. That will cost you
almost $20 in gas just to get there,"
Jack Locklin said.
Ralph Grubbs told the
commission that five flowing
springs are located in the canaal
where the proposed ramp would be
"If you put the ramp in there, all
that's gone," he said.
Former County Commissioner
Frank Russell' encouraged the
commission not to drop the project.
He said the ramp at Keaton Beach
,, Please see page 3

~'. i;,Darsian Bo-w, right, and firofighter/EMT Chad-
oday.:-triR -.bn Highway.221. The fire caused traffic-
1t4 n lig'thIe blaze ubde r control. The driver of the vehicle'
tB'^- s r.sponcihg ;tp :the scene was volunteer firefighter
lth.fr 'Volunre.er. Fire Dekpartment along with Taylor
'f '. ,' .,

3-2 vote 'kills' boat ramp

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A-2 The Taco Times January 26, 2005

Luring new teachers

.While eyeing a new constitutional
mandate for pre-kindergarten
classes, we came upon
recommendations from Florida
TaxWatch for attracting teachers to
Florida's classrooms and we hope
Taylor County's School District will
give them a closer look.
The mandate, as you may recall,
requires that "every four-year-old
child in Florida shall be provided by
the state with.a high quality pre-
kindergarten learning opportunity"
bIy Fall, 2005. That's just months
aivay, and this mandate translates
into an estimated 7,166 additional
btachelor-degreed early childhood
teachers to be phased into the
state's system over the next six
3f the numbers don't overwhelm
yo u, please note the
recommendations from TaxWatch.
EIaxWatch recommends:
e* providing incentives to teachers
'who have voluntarily left the field to'

providing competitive salaries
that provide incentives as the level
of teacher education increases and
the length of tenure increases;
providing job sharing
opportunities (morning-afternoon
teacher) to encourage degree
teachers who have left the field or
retired teachers, to return to
teaching on a parttime basis; and
increasing recruitment of out-of-
state teachers.
It's easy to 'vote upon a
constitutional mandate;
implementing it is another task
entirely. The quality teachers in our
district will best perform in an
atmosphere where the bar is raised,
and expectations are high. To:
round out school staffs, potential
teachers must be enticed to the
classroom, and supported when they
get there. We encourage our district
to view this, and other mandates,
as an opportunity to increase the
educational success of the students
it serves.

letterss to the Editor

Should hospital be an annex?

IDear Editor:
- It never ceases to amaze me why
,-our county wants to be in the
medical business. None of our
-county commissioners' have a
-degree in the medical field or
.,operating a hospital.
Taxpayers are still carrying the
.i9ad, and/the way things look,
will continue to do so in the

coming years.
If we really want to do
something for our citizens, we
might.want to start, talking to
some major hospitals in making
DMH an annex of possibly a
Tallahassee Hospital, since many
of us have to go there anyway for
major surgery.
I'm also not totally convinced

Letter salutes another Jan

Dear Editor: the da' the state of Alabaii
.. .On Monday, Jan. 17, many of observes the birthday of Gener
Sthe folks here in Taylor County Robert E. Lee, a man about who.
took a day off of work, a day more has been written,than ar
:that was sanctioned'in the 1970's other American except. Georg
Sby Congress as a national holiday. Washington. Not one writer, ni
This holiday was passed by one researcher, not one biograph,
C''-Congress even though protested has uncovered one stain on h
-_v many.. and even though the character and morality..
T.BI records pertaining to the man Though his name inspired th
::hom this.holiday was created for hopes of hundreds of thousands
*tad to be sealed for,50 years to Southerners who never saw hin
overr up the many reasons why his actual control was limited t
t -here should be no holiday only 70,000 men of the Army (
created. Northern Virginia, Confederal
: This day in January, for States Army. Even today, hi
approximately. 100 years prior to military tactics are still studied
the creation of the MLK holiday, West Point. He was called th
'i.ad always been a day dedicated "Gray Fox" by Unib
: to honoring a truly great man:, Commanders. because of hi
Maj. General Rober&E. Lee. So ability' to elude their much large
here's the dilemma, whose commands.
birthday should we celebrate on The very best battlefield odd
"-the 3rd Monday of January? that General Lee ever had wer
SIf you have the space for it, I four to one. Robert E. Lee
would appreciate it'if you would leadership qualities 'a
print the following words written unsurpassed in American Histor
;-by Ellen Williams in honor of As he rode back from McLea
yMajor General Robert Edward House at Appomattox, h:
'Lee, CSA. Dwayne Searcy soldiers detected something
:: The Mease oa Mn different. The customary chei
:" "The Measure of a Man
froze in their throats and the
Although his actual birthday is began to ask, "General, are w
'Jan. 19, Monday, the 17th will be surrendered?" Moving his lips in

Tacol lTimes

Wednesday, January 26, 2005
123 S. Jefferson Street P.O. Box 888
Perry, Florida (850) 584-5513

Publisher Business Manager
Managing Editor Advertising Director
Staff Writer Promotional Advertising
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The Taco Times (ISSN 07470967) is published each Wednesday by Perry News-
papers, Inc., 123 S Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347. Subscriptons are
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and views on the news. Please submit letters by Monday at 5 p.m. The Taco
Times reserves the right to refuse publication of letters which are libelous or irre-
sponsible. Name may be withheld if circumstances so require, but all letters sub-
mitted should be signed by the writer and accompanied by a phone number for
We look forward to hearing from you' Our address is Perry. Newspapers, Inc,
P.O. Box 888, Perry, Florida 32348 e-mail: perrynews@perry.gulfnet.com
Member Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.
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that our county wouldn't be liable
for a major lawsuit if we continue
in this endeavor.
Either way, to say the "Hospital
is Not For Sale" is certainly not
the answer. We must always keep
an open mind, and continue to
search for a realistic solution. The
sooner the better.
Sincerely yours,
BruceR. Foster

uary birthday
choking "good-bye," he tried to
ride on through.
"General, we'll fight 'em yet.
General; say the word and we'll go
in and fight 'em yet." These words
come from the throats of men
whom Union soldiers described as
being so thin from'starvation that
they look like scarecrows. But
they stand there on dirty bare feet
begging to continue the fight.
They touch his uniformnor his
bridle rein if they cannot grasp his
hand; and if they cannot reach
him, they smooth Traveler's flank
or pat Traveler's neck. Grim
bearded fellows who have stood in
.he trenches of Petersburg. gone
through the Wilderness
'Campaign. withstood the fatal"
charge at Gettysburg; battle-
hardened veterans of four long
years' of combat now throw
themselves on the ground, cover
their faces and weep like children.
Officers of all ranks make no
attempt to conceal their feelings
either; but sit on their horses and
weep aloud.
After Appomattox, as General
Lee and his small party made their
way into the streets of Richmond
(the city he had defended for four
long years), Federal soldiers were
-already occupying the former
Capitol of the CSA. No one knew
better ,than they, how great a
general was passing and what it
had taken to bleed his army to
death. These Federal soldiers in
blue, block after block, raised
'their caps and held' them high,
honoring the man they wished had
ridden with them instead of
against them. And being the
gentleman that he was, General'
Lee,-raised his muddy wide-
brimmed hat, inclining his head
politely 'each time he did so. It
was his last parade, and he wished
it over.
In 1868, the New Ykrk Herald
said this about Robert E. Lee:
"With a handful of men whom
he molded into an army, he'
battled our greater Northern armies
for four years, and 'hen opposed
by Grant was only worn down by
'that .solid strategy of stupidity
that accomplishes its object by
mere weight. With one-quarter of
the ,men Grant had, this soldier
fought magnificently across his
native State, and fought his army
to a stump. There was never such
an, army or such a campaign or
such a general."
Let us remember that winning
is not always the measure of


Midweek Muddle
\ Yv <1'vi v* VO '' ,9

." i' 2

I think I'm about to hit a growl
Not the wide one--I've already,
I think I'm going to spend th
half of my life as a tall person
really looking forward to it.
I've come to this conclusion
series of nights experiencing
Some could say'it was too niu
.on those feet, or too much
those feet, or simply aging. Bu
remember my mother call:
"growing pains," even though
grew that much. Anyway, I
diagnosis of "growing. pains"
sticking to it.
So, finally, in defiance of
research, I think I've hit m
spurt and I'in going to be tall.
I couldn't be happier.
The first thing I'm going
audition to be a Rockette and
at Radio City Music Hall in. N
City. I've always wanted
Rockette and I'll soon be lea
The Big Apple to pursue this d
send you a postcard. Now that
can probably reach the count
post office to write a note u
When I'm not working as a
I'll come home to clean off tl
my refrigerator. I've hesitated
tall people over to my house
years, for I have no clue w
might see...that I've never see]
know what's on top of the sho
or how thick the dust is on tl
window ledges.

I also plan to look 20 pound,
and svelte.
Short people never look svelt
But I am going to be tall and s
I've always felt that another s
in verticality would impr
appearance significantly. Giv
inches in height, and people

S of l 'T v ii:2-n-.rft

You can call me "Legs"

...really, I don't mind


th spurt. "yes ma'am" to me. God is good...to
y hit that grant me more places to put the weight
that accumulates with years.
le second As a tall person, I'm going to hang the
i, and I'm pictures in my home higher.
I'm going to clean the chandelier '
n after a can't currently reach and the ceiling
eg pains, fans too.;
ch weight I'm going to wear dangling earrings
time on and big jewelry, without looking
t I vividly completely ridiculous.
ng them I'm going to live for the day when
i I never someone calls me, "Legs," so that I can
like her be "offended" by it.
and I'm Being short is not an awful
experience; no one accuses you of
medical being "gangly" or having ape-like
y growth -appendages. But they don't pick you
for basketball, either, or offer you the
front seaat where there's plenty of leg
to do is room. On good days, you get a "cute"
perform designation and the back seat over the
qew York hump.
to be a
having for But that's about to end. In the tall half
ream. I'll of my life, I'm going to wear flared
I'm tall, I slacks, without alterations taking out
er in the the flare.
pon that I'm going to worry that my slacks may
be too short after they're washed, like
Rockette, tall people do.
he top of I'm going to buy a long torso
to invite bathingsuit and wear sandals with
e for 30 heels like those tall "Miss America"
hat they contestants do.
n. I don't I'm going to buy a blazer that doesn't
wer stall, hit me at the knees, and I'm going to
he higher wear stripes that go around instead of
up and down.
And when Radio City Music Hall calls,
s thinner I'm going to load up my mother and her
two short sisters, and we're going to
:e. New York City to marvel together that
velte. one member of our family finally had
ix inches enough legs to make the cut.
ove my Even if she was nearly 50 and just
e me 10 dreaming when it happened. They're
will say right: it is growing pains.



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A-3 The Taco Times January 26, 2005

Teacher credits students'


Soldier Bryan Walker Davis is shown with his wife Ruth
and their daughter Olivia. He recently returned home after a
year's deployment in Iraq.

Editor's Note: The following article
appeared in the Honolulu Advertiser
Jan. 14 featuring the story of
returning soldier Bryan Walker
Davis, his wife Ruth and their
daughter Olivia. Davis, who is
stationed at Schofield Barracks in
Oahu, Hawaii, is the grandson of
Harold Davis of Perry; Ruth is the
daughter of Charlotte Karns, also of
Perry. The article was written by
Advertiser staff writer Peter Boylan.
Olivia Davis stayed up way past
her bedtime Wednesday night, but
her mother didn't mind because
Daddy was coming home.
The ,youngster's father, Staff
Sgt. Bryan Davis, is -an Army
medic who spent the last 12
months in Iraq. That's why
Olivia's mom, Ruth Davis, let her
stay up till midnight to greet her
father at Wheeler Army Airfield.
Olivia spent the next 14 hours
glued to her father's side.
"Oh, my gosh, it was so great,"
said an exhausted Ruth Davis, an
English teacher at Moanalua High
School. "It is just such a relief
that they are all home."
She and Olivia were among
several hundred relatives and
friends, who greeted the 240
Schofield Barracks soldiers late

Wednesday night and early
yesterday morning.
Coming home were soldiers
from the 84th Engineer Battalion
and 540th Quartermaster
Company at Wheeler.
The 84th is a heavy equipment
battalion that built roads and
runways in and around Balad. The
540th is a field service company
that operated shower and laundry
facilities, made light textile
repairs in and around Mosul, and
conducted convoy missions.
Ruth Davis said she and three
other soldiers' families didn't get
home until 3 a.m. Davis said her
husband and the other soldiers
stayed, awake to take showers,
make fresh sandwiches and just
hang out in a non-combat zone.
Davis credited her students 'at
Moanalua High School for
helping her get through the lonely

"They taught me so much about
patience and loyalty. That really

got me through. That and my
daughter," she said.

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hosted by Three Rivers attorney.
and Equal Justice Works Fellow
Rocky Cabagnot.
"Each show will focus on a
legal issue that affects everyday
people. We'll discuss things from
how to declare a child tax credit to
protecting yourself as, a
consumer," Cabagnot said.
There will also be a call-in

period for listeners to participate
toward the end of the each show.
S"It's very important that the
community become engaged in
what we're talking about. We want
to reduce the number of people
having to seek our legal services
by giving them the tools to avoid
potential legal pitfalls," Cabagnot
The debut program of
"Everyday Law for Everyday
People"'is slated for broadcast
Monday, Jan. 31, at 12:30 p.m., .
on Bulldog 1400 WPRY AM.
Listeners can reach the show by
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Flu vaccines for al

Florida Department of Health For mqre information about For information, visit the DOH
(DOH) Secretary John O. v'-accine distribution, contact your web site at www.doh.state.fl.us
Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A., local county health department. and click on Fightthe Flu.
M.P.H., announced that, due to
the availability of adult and
pediatric flu -vaccines, all A ll c rank
Floridians are now eligible to:_..' 1
Receive vaccination. '
In addition. local providers UNEMPLOYMENT Other area counties and their
seeking vaccine, for their patients Continued from page 1 unemployment rates include:
or clients should' call their local Donainue t 4.5; Gadsden at 4.5;
county health department about Gladet a;t 8.6: Desoto at -' 1; Calhoun at 4.2, Dixie at 3.8;
supplies. Hardee at 73: St. Lucic at '.0; Columbia at 3.5; Suwannee at
"After ensuring that all of our Indian River at 6.8; Madison at 3.5; Jefferson at 3.4; Leon at 2.5;
'-most ulnerable. high-risk citizens 6.3; Taylor; Okeechobee at 5.7 Wakulla at 2.3 and Lafayette at
were given ample opportunity to and Miami-Dade at 5.4. .1.5 percent.
seek vaccination, we are now able ,
to offer flu vaccine to all
Floridians," Agwunobi said Slow down men ork
"With peak flu season in Florida w m.e a w
just beginning, we encourage,
everyone in Florida to protect The Florida Departmen; of Transportaiion has sued tih follckm'ing
from illne~.J by adisorl relating to road% a a%\ orK underwa\ in Tayvlor County. effeciive
seeking \accination. through Friday, Jan. 28:
"WVe thank e\ er)one for their .--U.S. 19: One of the two southbound lanes will be closed during'the
cooperation and patience 'during daytime while work is underway to replace some underground drainage
this season's shortage and hope pipes in preparation of resurfacing the roadway from the Di\ie County,
That Ihose who graciously stepped line at the Steinhatchee River to one mile north.of Josh McCall Road.
Seaside will now receive a flu shot, ,: --U.S. 221: Major traffic impacts are occurring between Cedar Street in
Agwunobi added. Perry and the Madison County line (14 miles) Monday through Friday
Parents of children aged six from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. while work is underway to place'the final layer of
months and older should contact asphalt. Lane closures are two miles long. Motorists should add another
their pediatrician or local county 15 minutes to their trip.
Health department for information

About accinations. Children who
have received their first flu shot.
s should seekan appointment to .
receive a second dose. a ckt sk
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steps to reduce the probability of -' r
i contracting respiratoryinfections: Continued from page 1
;nt: -Clean hands often with soap 'i:, cb'st more than $700,000 because
and walter. or an alcohol-based the countywaited.
hand cleanser. .Twro commissioners suggested
--Avoid touching your eyes, if the site is voted down, it may
Snose or mouth, be some, time before Steinhatchee
--Sta. home when you are sick: gets a pubic boat ramp.
and keep sick children home. "The board was trying to get
--.--Avoid close contact with :.,, something down here quickly.
people who are ill,if possible. :.:; ilh the cost of property in
-,-Do not share eating utensils,., Steinhatchee. it might not ever
drinking glasses, towels or other ., happen," Commisioner *Jack
.personal items. 3Brown said.
--Cover your nose and mouth Commissioner Malcolm Page
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Continued from page 1
SMichael Thompson, the girls were
i suspended for six weeks from the
.team, ineligible to play until Feb.
6. The team plays, its last '
regularly scheduled game on Feb. Authentic Ita
.3,'against Dixie Counti. t I
; "Two:games had to be cancelled, Friendl, Faim
Itrom our schedule because of a
Shortage of players, but we got: Featlring: C
two alternates to step forward and F i i :
we will finish the year with them:. Ceate YOI
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S-incident," said Thompson, "and Mama's Fam
now they're paying the price for Daily Lunch &
their actions. This soft of behavior.
is not indicative of ur student J '' .-
body or Taylor County citizens as
a whole. ,
S "They just simply messed-up 2
Y and now they're paying for it," he.
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wanted to look at other
alternatives for the site, possibly a
,single boat ramp.
."If we give up this site, it may
be a long time before we get
another:chance," he said.
The board then voted 3-2 to
return the money to the state.
Page and Commissioner Pat
Patterson were against the move.
Commissioner Clay Bethea
made a motion, which passed, to
reorganize the boat ramp
committee to look at other

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County Health Department has stepped up its emphasis on healthy
lifestyles, looking ahead to the Feb. 19 observance here of Step Up,
All 67 counties will be holding events throughout the month of
February, with a banner being passed from county line to county line.
It's about more than the banner though. "It's about finding new ways
to improve our fitness," said Kristie Lutz of the Taylor County Health
The message for Taylor County, however, carries a bit of urgency.
"Statistics show that only 35 percent of our adults'are at a healthy
weight," said Lutz.
And that's not all: "Taylor County death rates for heart disease, stroke
and diabetes are higher than the state averages," she said. "Over a third of
our adult residents have ben told they have high cholesterol, and a third
have high blood pressure."

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Sget healthy?
The obesity numbers are discouraging as well. "Of our adult
population, statistics show that 30.4 percent are obese. In addition, 10.9
percent of our high school students are overweight and 15.2 percent are at
risk for being overweight."
Is there any good news? "Physical activity can help prevent and/or
control these conditions," said Lutz, who has worked with the health
department for five years. "This statewide event is observed to highlight
the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, while showcasing a
variety of fun, physical activity options that are available in our beautiful
In Taylor County, on Feb. 19, the Step Up Florida observance will
begin with dedicated bicyclists cycling from the Jefferson County line to
the Taylor County Court House, arriving on the town square at 9:30 a.m.
with the state's banner. After a brief opening ceremony, all who gather
there will be encouraged to walk to Dorsett Stadium for a health fair event
including nutrition information ahd a mini field day for youth.

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vocals provided "a Sunday.
afternoon -program qf Christmas
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age from age 7 to senior adults.
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.played as solos, duets and
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:,program was vocal soloist, David
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performers along with their friends.
and families.

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.groom is the son of Shirley Smitherman of Oak Hill.. The
couple will reside in Perry.

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Tickets are currently being sold for chicken dinners to be picked up on
Feb. 5 at Marshall Health and Rehab Center, 207 Marshall Dr., from 11
a.m until 2 p.m. Tickets are $5.50 for adults and $2.50 for children under
12 years of age.
Funds collected will go toward a Valentine's party for residents on Feb.
11 a 7 p.m.
Call any of the following members of the non-profit Marshall Health
Family Council for tickets: Archie Austin, 584-7949; Patsy Padgett,
584-9762; or Murdeen Harmon, 838-3490.

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James B. Horton
The family of Jr. Horton would
like to thank everyone for the
food, flowers, cards and kisits
during the oiss of our lo'.ed one.
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Billy Gipson, Lori Freeman,

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Towles, Lauren Lynn, Anton Zuyev and Beth Southerland; as
'Well as' (front row) McKenzie Sullivan, Chloe Nelson and
Valerie Gardner.
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First round will be held February 5, at 7:00 pm
Second round to be announced at laterr date
Final competition will be held on Saturday, March 5 during our
annual Spring Festival on the grounds in front of the lodge.
The time will be determined at a later date.

SThe children's contest will be held on Saturday during the music
festival. Time will be announced at a later date
1st place $50 2nd place $25
Forms can be picked up at the Perry Elks Lodge No. 1851
Club (850) 584-2541 Lodge (850) 223-3952
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Clover have been named to the
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The honor band, which is
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hfiigh school students throughout
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*Saturday, Jan. 20, at Lawton
'Chiles High School, at 6 p.m.
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.. The. Perrv!Ta\lor County
"Chanber of Commerce is
currently accepting nominations'
for its 2005 "Doing What's Right"
* awards.
Awards wilt be presented to
' individuals .:"who ':have
: demonstrated a unique
commitment to a cause or effort
that is simply unsurpassed in its
dedication and devotion, and w\ho
assumes these above-and-beyond
challenges without expectation of
compensation or recognition,"
Chamber Director Dawn Taylor
S Nominations forms are available
at the chamber office; for more
information, call 584-5366.

Do you know a
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In preparation for its 50th
annual celebration, the Florida
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queens and Jr. Miss winners.
Please contact the festival office
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med to All-District Band

Harmon, a senior trombone
player at Taylor County High
School,: has been playing for the
past three years. In 2004, he
served as drum major for the
"Pride of Taylor" marching band.
"This is Derrick's first
appearance with the All District
Band. He also participated in the.
Tri-State Honor' Band 'in

December," Taylor County
Middle School (TCMS) Band
Director Lee Cook said.
Harmon hopes to attend Florida
State Uni'ersity, majoring in
music education.
Clover, a seventh grader alto:
saxophone player 'in the TCMS

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Surge markers installed

The Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross recently
installed 50 Hurricane Storm
Surge Markers aldng the coastline
of Taylor, Franklin. Jefferson and
Wakulla counties.
On the heels of the 2004
Hurricane Season, this project was
designed to demonstrate to area
residents and visitors the threat
that a hurricane poses to the Big
Bend Region.
"A Category Five storm on a
high tide can push a 22-foot wall
of water far inland along some

parts of the Big Bend's coastline
reaching event into southern Leon
County," said Chris Floyd
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the Capital Area Chapter.
"By installing these markers the
American Red Cross is working
to demonstrate just ho\w severe a
hurricane storm surge could be."
For additional information
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band, is one of only a few seventh
graders selected for the-All
District Band.
"This is also Lauren's first
appearance in the All-'Districit
Band," Cook noted.
Admission for the Jan. 29
concert is free and all local
residents are invited to'"come.out
and support our local musicians."

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with Relay for
Life Thursday
Relay's gone Hollywood and
you can be a star at the American
Cancer Society (.ACS) Relay For'
Life kick-off Thursday, January
Local volunteers are "rolling out
the red carpet" at 6:30 p.m.. at
Perry Theater. and invite the.
community to join them in the
fight against cancer.
"We chose 'Relay's Gone
Hollywood' as our 2005 theme,
because in our eyes, survivors are
the real stars," said Relay Event
Chairperson Jamie Clark.
At Thursday's event.
community members will be
served refreshments while they
learn more about goals for the
coming year, meet the new Relay
Steering Committee and volunteer
to become more involved.
Teams are encouraged to bring
their $100 registration fee to the
event, and sponsorship
opportunities are still available.

Jones earns
Master's degree
Janeka Vertez Jones of Perry'
was among the 41 candidates
receiving degrees from the
University of Oklahoma (Norman
campus) during fall graduation
Jones received a master's degree
in human relations.

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A-6 The Taco Times January 26, 2005:

Alumni to play TCHS girls

in basketball this Saturday

Alumni players
Members of the Taylor County High girls alumni basketball team (and graduation year)
include, front row (left to right) Olisia Ingram (2002), Carol Wentworth (1988), Cathy
Goff, Tangela Thomas (1987), Amy Glover (1987) and Jennifer Dowdell (1996). Second row
- Manager Pam Brown, Coach Darrell Upshaw, Sondra Flowers (1988), TaShunda Phelps
(1999), Dorothy Strawter (1989), NaTassia Thomas (2002), j-akechia Bryant (1994),
TaSonya Johnson (2004) and Manager LaUntrice Simmons.

JV soccer ends

earw ith 1 loss

The Taylor County High School
boys junior varsity soccer team
completed its season Thursday by.
recording its lone loss of the year.
a 1-0 decision to Suwannee.
The loss still left the Bulldogs
with a highly respectable 7-1-2
record for the 2004-05 season.
Prior to the Suwannee loss, the
Taylor jayvee defeated Fort White
3-2, Rickards 2-0 and Wakula 2-1.
Randy Hayes stepped into the
goalie position in, recent games _
(and the team rallied around him.,
Defenders Glenn Hammers,'

NFCC falls.

to top team

in the country
The North Florida Communil'
.College Lady Sentinels lost 10
undefeated Gulf Coast Commiun iin
College. the number one team in
the nation, Jan. 19 in Madison.
."Gulf Coast forced us out of our
offense and doubled up on our \h'o
scoring threats Ashley Williams
(Jackspnville). and- Xkneka
Gorsuch (Adel, Ga.)," said Clyde
Alexander, NFCC women's
basketball coach. "W6 made them
make some mistakes but we could
'not capitalize."
NFCC women's basketball
record is currently 7-12.
"We are having our best season
in quite some time," saiid
Alexander. "Our. goal is to finish
with a winning record. -Last
night's loss was no indicator as to
how far we have come as a team."
The Lady Sentinel are on the
road through the end of January.
The next home game is Feb. 2
against Okaloosa-Walton at 5:30
.p.m., Colin P. KellG Gymnasium
(NFCC campus in Madison).
All home games are free and open
to the public.
For more information viso n
Athletics at www.rifcc.edu or
contact Clyde Alexander at (850)

Judson Bagley, Joe Knapp, Glenn
Hall, Kendal Thompson and,
Charlie Morgan have kept many
Shots from materializing.
The defense was backed up by
the strong midfield play of Will
Bjssitt. Zack Bowden, Zach
Comstock. Camden Lynn, Kevin
Miller. Sean Cro0\le', and Michael
Leading the scoring for the
.Bulldogs were upfront players Joe
Knapp, Carl Padgett and" Josh


The Taylor County High girls'
varsity basketball team will be
hosting a game against TCHS
alumni Saturday, Jan. 29,
beginning at 6 p.m. in the high
school gym.
Proceeds from the event will be
used to assist girls attending
summer camps in an effort to
improve their level of play and
"We hope to make this a fun
night for the players and our
families and would like to see
everyone come out and show their
support for the program," said
Taylor County High teacher and
alumni player Carol Wentworth.
Wentworth said the alumni
players have been working hard


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over the past several weeks.
"We would like to see the girls'
program be successful and we feel
that this is one thing we can do to
help raise money to send these
girls to camps," she said.
Halftime activities will include

a free-throw competition, a three-....
point shootout and a performance -'
by the Perry Primary dribble team. :
SAdmission will be $2 for adults
and $1 for students. Drinks and
snacks will be available in the
concession stand.


TCHS Lady Bulldogs'

Basketball Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time Result
Nov. 22 Rickards Perry 6:00
Nov. 23 Wakulla Perry 6:00
Nov. 29 Maclay Perry 7:00
Dec. 1 John Paul Perry 7:00
Dec. 3 E. Gadsden Perry 6:00
Dec. 6 NFC Tall. 6:00
Dec. 7 Suwannee Perry 7:00
Dec. 10 Florida High Perry 6:00
Dec. 13 Dixie County Perry 7:00
Dec. 16 Lafayette Perry 6:00
Dec. 17 Madison Madison 7:00
Dec. 18 Leon Christmas Tourney TBA
Jan. 3 Hamilton Perry 6:00
Jan. 4 Florida High Tall 6:00
Jan. 6 Lafayette Mayo 6:00
Jan. 11 E. Gadsden Quincy 6:00
Jan. 13 NFC Perry 6:00
Jan. 14 Madison Perry 7:00
Jan. 18 Lincoln Tall. 6:00
Jan. 19 John Paul Tall. 5:30
Jan. 20 Suwannee Live Oak 7:00
Jan. 25 Wakulla Wakulla 6:00
Jan. 26 Lincoln Perry 6:00
Jan. 28 Maclay Tall. 7:00
Feb. 1 Hamilton Jasper 6:00
Feb. 3 Dixie County Cross City 7:00
Head Coach Sylvester Bellamy
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Covenant welcomes

McElfresh as pastor
.Members of Covenant Christian Fellowship welcome a new pastor,
Mark McElfresh, and his wife, Shannon. while inviting members of the
community to join them in worship services.
:McElfresh, a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary, holds a
Master's degree in theology. He is currently working toward a degree in
Bible studies through Andersonville Theological Seminary.
His wife, a native of Perry, is a third-year medical student at the Florida
SState University College of Medicine. She and NMcElfresh have been
actively involved in the community for more than 10 \ears.
Services at the church include mid-week prayer and study at 7 p.m. on
Wednesday, with worship on Sundays at 11. preceded by Sunday School
at 10 a.m. Nursery and children's ministries are provided.
Covenant Christian Fellowship is located at the intersection of Golf
Course Road and 6050 Puckett Road. For more information, please call
584-7251. .


John James
t-utrer Sr,
John James Cutrer Sr.. 74,
died Jan. 23, 2005.-
Mr. Cutrer was a native of
Foley and a lifelong resident of
Perry. He was the son of the
late James Floyd Cutrer and
Jennie .Thompson Cutrer. A
graduate of Florida State
University, he was a member of
Southside Baptist Church, Perry
Elks Club. Perry Masonic
Lodge,. Marzuq Shrine Club,
Marzuq Motorcycle Escort,
Rambling Renegades and
Seminole Radio Control Club.
He retired after 37 years from
Proctor and Gamble as a
Survivors include: his wife of
52 years. Shirley Cutrer of Perry:
one son. John James Cutrer Jr. of
Lake Talquin; two sisters-in-
law, Barbara Blackmon of
Sumter, S.C. and Pat Field of
Tallahassee; one grandson; and
a host of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a
sister, Thelma Reddick of
Thomaston, Ga.
Funeral services will be held
today, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. at
Southside Baptist Church.
Interment will follow at
Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made
to-: Marzuq Shriner's

Transportation Fund, P.O. Box
37130, Tallahassee. FL 323r5:i .
Beggs Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements.

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Tallahassee Quincy
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Tallahassee, FL 32308 Quincy, Fl 32351

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A-7 The Taco Times January 26, 2005!

Baptists call all to 'pray together

'Praying Together' "and even some Christian jokes for the family." Everyone is invited to
The Taylor Baptist Association is calling all churches to a time of attend "to get some divine laughter foryour soul."
"Praying Together," and specifically to a meeting on Monday, Jan. 31, at
b1 7 p.m.
_ "Church history has proven that people praying together before and
S during every spiritual awakening has led to the advancement of the
church," and Dr. Rick Shepherd of the Florida Baltist Convention will be
S in Perry on Monday to lead a session on "praying together" at the Taylor 3 fo r
S Baptist Association, located at 310 Maurice Linton Road.
Shady Grove welcomes quartet
The Robert M. Hendry Memorial Methodist Church in Shady Grove S 95
will host Dub Cruce and The Cavaliers Quartet on Sunday, Jan. 30, at the.
11 a.m. worship service. All are welcome! 2.9 UP
Divine laughter' promised OMAC A ia IFR
The Temple of God Puppet Ministry will begin their Friday night ..1Value-
services this Friday, Jan. 28, at7 p.m. with a service of singing, dancing r

CORDLESS IRON I Lightwight& Easy to do
Church discovers 'Who 130 al Hotel St g
I Dep leans Carpets-

will fill these shoes..' -

The Ministers. Deacons and
Superintendents Union of Taylor
County, an auxiliary of the First
Bethlehem Missionar' Baptist
Association with Elder Edward
Gaines moderator, will convene
Jan. 28.-30 at Springhill
Missionary Baptist Church, the
Rev. Izell Montgomery, pastor.
The host church will sponsor the
local program Friday at 7 p.m.
Regular session of union will
open Saturday at 9 a.m.
continuing through Saturday aid
Sunday. A city-wide invitation
is extended throughout the,
session. ':
A presentAtion, "Who Will
Fill these Shoes." sponsored by
the deaconess and senior
mission ministers of New
Brooklyn M. B. Church, will be
held Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. Come and.
learn about some of the powerful
women of the Bible. Sister
Thelma Newberry is in charge.
A "night of praise and
worship" will be held Saturday.
Jan. 29, at 6'6p.m. at 'the Lord's
Cook Shack, on H'vy. 19 North

-lan Brown
Cary A. "Bo" Hardee, III
Nakia D. Purdie-Lawson
Hal Richmond, Of Counsel
Personal Injury
& Wrongful Death

1307 S. Jefferson Street
Monticello, FL 32344

between the Highway Patrol
station and M.A. Rigoni
Logging Company. The Harvest
Center Praise Team along with
Charles Ferguson .will preside.
Memorial services for Naomi
Washington Lang will be 'held
Sunday, Jan. 29, at New Mt.
Zion Church from 12 until 2 p.m.
SBurial will follow at Springhill
Cemetery. She was the daughter
of the' late Susie Coach. The
many friends of the city wish to
extend their deepest sympathy to
the Washington and Lang
families in the loss of their loved
Jerrdine Sparrow is in Doctors'
.Memorial Hospital in Perry
where she has undergone
surgery. Prayers are extended for
her speed) recovery.
SThe N.A.A.C.P. will meet
Sunday. Feb. 6. at 3 p.m. at
New Brooklyn M. B. Church.

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Seine aco m s Edition Perry News-Herald ition
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Tree Crnital of the Snnth

2 Sections Our 42nd Year. No. 32 ugust 1-2, zuu0

ws County keeps same tax rate Nc
The county commission last recommendations of County wate truckteatoarurabudget yar contribiuted 5,000, and sver-al bringing in 4.0 percent more
for the 2003-2004 budget year. outlined cus totaling $100,008 to shortfall of $30,161 in waste These millage rates rfect no The fin of two rrquircd public
,, ....... : r .' ,' f., ,i .. co t ', hearm gs wa~r set for Tuesday, Sept. chedul
Deleting new carpet for at 5:01 p.m. in the county

the MSTU fund rate at 1.276 upon The cts included theexecuive '
a motion by commie ioner Frank secretary position in the countyI'.
Russell and second by Daryll manager's office, which aved
Go.ner. $37569, Also cut wasthe libra-y upathls d
The ounlycommisia on reduced t inn io rma tsys ptua.ton, a-'ngd
Shtte sretuntosdiothTuol day, the proposed budget by another t ,
i lns. boi tdacol $140,00, following -.he 'W Jiun k Th
Task force jails 2

Book 14 arrives na,
this month a.
The latest edition in the Ta o dorh"rges
County Historical Socnteys 'They
hWe ehara Te. u euab t a T additional drug dealers are ot. where Officers lrpr Gibson.Park
thendofngust. off hestareets, thankslolheTaylor Dndd Franklin. Cla Parker. fo
Copies o te frrt 3 boos are County Joint Drug Task Force r Mich ranlin. And n Ii r C
available at the hstot h, otuca
wil M "~bopnsmJanetdJob
l d indoathed diom 1.3p

Free semi p TCHS
onmed. portrait
a's Slenor yeat
ond inand 0

Legislative u tinbask it

ttoin sa ontt routtanat oandk
upda-how to have'0Pday tautheut por somet lie

Hosted by Re PetylT hack" baktasn Tuesday ois
a"betrriearMete the etary es frV
aThe center is ac "rn last T
Ho ad J ded td teiba

to3nyonae otdthe district
ere inrrtia at Thdrtculd came

Legislative qd oMa fo n
toMak be a di eedays
toaa egiA Hundreds of Taylor TCM
A laws ,NniCounty School District ':ookbo

,ug. t O, &9 e. n -
o.n-insttond d and like

,theifaiturdse MtFtsats istructional personnel-.

Pin ed59o0a42 b COunty manager selection extended
Search for fire chief continues
d 0ack breakfast Tuesdayft

Nod a piu oe fOe, abiata t us, but h t ie s tendidatewithdraw rho age e wsi reacti t ucty Middir
be held at tih m tmes orn ing at the elementary p d a th c is that h accpa appliai as untit anchips
WK o p ase, o o re Plea s one pageoS f war day r. r eights cGy had re ciid fte ppli Aug. td i ead i th intir
mission of pmi d h wil ty ducation.,a"a- p iie unit tt ..,y.
Make a rioy ity .c (issisn) t.. Ab,

Mka iain TCHS Assistant Prinipal piesbe

Thleeuar oee Guard tan ead bi h I nh h s"d poo
T.u..e.. :...... ... TC.S

berait* ngcss Crand toe. g

a F nue rs
Far Hero es&
s844159..59421%5. County manager selection extended

ori...Search forfire chief continues y
rumvi ags e Thm A4 re ft a .y eo nia inga

ro n A Finding scallops
Commuity.age Br1 rtty ocaooope thei geo iing found a19 deeper waters th year bc ect nofthe late hour when replse
Sfire chief continues but the wen ddaewihdrew theagnda item was rach. Md
Needlanned Aug.Onw o of burglary, wo ostio w i unfilled atthes County Manager Edarvy s a decided to re-ope the sell
iac eh owan~playtt a miler ta do 's, time, since an interviw scheduled reported to the commission that he acceptance of applications until hnsorships
blades? Ple s age y Monday night's ounty had received another app4licati' Aug. 15, and thop-dvcise the ficsof their:
._.,,,,,,=, ,~ iJ~i:1r,, ,; i ,-, that "is promising," and he will ounty manager position until that ,, ,..
h T.keep county .his-si .ne.s Otee.e
appried. To dateIc Dmouyrt has received aa1(po h5

.,at hett Tayt a slamy ,' t poho..imannpr wpeoii
ir 3 ;,' o=.(. ,,,, i~.L .i "vcnin, but _

'Leadership Bu" "

SCouncimth eets his I i i
Alln mhr, mold mineme rs .
00 ,m i ntbi-,r L 1 ait. Tuti, g u '7 ,.r Buhkeye
..... ., O y, ., ... S. c "ti" i "rh- announced"a,.d n.t
7%. quarter endeJu
WThe losWap

Index ot u ....

Editorial...page A-2,0,..
Living...poe A-4X L .mbenn
5 ort.:p. g A-6 Excludingath,
.,lioion...pao e -7 Finding scallops a dertingo,
Community.o.page 5-1 Prluety scallops like these are being found in deeper waters this year because of recent share ($0.2 ril

News 2 methlabs
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`Forum busted here ......
_E Horse show-.bu te "re
_z_!) twM Declaring war on'the drug, .dticTowls., S h' '0=N
ng 4_, a' l Sp to m.thamphea. minc, o Z c rs.wgith i ri. ,- i i,.,ii,,
tl 4-H How SaintsI the Taylor County Shndfl's Office r
,I ,at the Taylor t ta rian d P ey Police D epartm ent raph in an a cmpt (0 Sto p them..
slarrn, d the door on two moe .T, I,, ,,
f aclmeth. lalaparaionsothisff -&. : -

"hesh" va Sunday, TCSO Deputy Scott strips in'the road dhe., of the E v e t .
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Tee-off Aug. 22
for annual golf
The I0lh ann Taytor County
traobre no Commerme Co
.riaT.r a. ii..-.tn I i...- -

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Looklnag Back...pag A 2

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nty manager
ended try tie recent government.
*gmn Stutdy, Taylor An ndmininmralive furm
rinrsion Chairnan government W"ould t.abk
* told his fellow l o. iissoet a policy-selling
a Mondy*lhal e with he county ma
ac County Atorney account Iabl for day-l.
Cap lo drovlp an opcialicu.
stablishing an it wIould also pr
live form aof mnmisioncrs from going di
to dcpartient heads or
County employees with task
want handled.
Brown alid, l'fw were it
all the department heads. I bh



."..,. cont are bailing nol only daty

City slasi
Culling through its pro
2003-04 budget, the Perry
Council slashed some S38,.6
operating expenses--leavir
projcted deficit ofS427592.
During a wo-hour. wort
Tuesday, Aug. 5, the co
eviewcd the budget deport
department, line item by line

For 2002-2003

DMH rep
Decreased patient volume
shrinking reimbursements
Medicre and Medicald, co
with increased expenses
moving costs, resatuled
S592.169 operational Ioss ant
million net loins for Do
SMemorial Hospial in fiscal
2(102-03, uacnrlig Wo-initial
nutibrs presetled to lhe c
-ullni.otiii this weei-k.
lslowcr. CEO 1im McKt
temlid Ihal Mtail di e hnPi
mnvte is a ils new facilily ii
Mpy, DMI ion a r ecord-n
tinucir l i ci due to incr
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cheon canceled
:k,. -i-.. h "',4,.

Only original art of the a
n design and finished pro
)rMr informalion. please
inner. 20 deadlinnefits
iars for art sho

n dinnr Friday. Aug. 22,
o age a00d oldetiwmtkiin i
On original art to te a

demin than ohand par
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oation. r n, ple

TCES plans
eslnial otli00 at 0044-TI

Pride of Taylor'
Pdr County Elemen.ita.i. y,, Sc
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a dnr Aug. 19, Aug6 22,

ports complex
tpming i Moand p
a eara Coulabn ore oman
tior band bw m set. onThe

TCES plans Co
Open House
Or County Elementaty SOn
e-schedut-d S Open Mocs
ay. Aug. 10. at g-0 pm.

ports complete

general public are invited
kbookting is selondli

ike hotcakes!
eTayi Cny oas Club has
nitaee te meet Monday, Au
5 pm. n Ihe Taylor Co
bori at te imatlle an
e gnuri public are nvit

okbooks sellir
ike hotcakes!
Pony Woaans Club has
f ts newa cookbooks, eat
s from dub members, fa
ends. The hreenng.loose
s C( recipes are avaiu l
lJ ity Bank from Nancy J
Bums Manumeent &
any hrn Eunnce Ratlif. E
costs S15; tf an addition
s can be mwaled

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ntaes from Taylor

,id, 'nd we wcreacnt to help rebuild a
stabilize the couinlry--nort an asy thing to do.
"When r -
heat and sandstorms. The sandlormrn would mc
out of nowhere I woIuld t clear, then get a
windy, and all of a sudden you're in the idd
40 mph winds, wilh sand \o Ihick in it.
couldni' sec more than a few feet in front of y<
The only thing to do, is ake cover and
out" he added.
Williams, 39, said the Iroop., not alread
guard duty. would arise each moving at
"The sun would have already been up for a

then go to ohr different job site and parfot
duties," hc said.
Williams aid around July 2, the base h
Please see page 2





-,. -, I 465,000 .ares is located in
,-i. 'i Taylor, Madison, Dixic and
illy. t-, I, Laayietc countis.. Foly,hibch
t Fil:, ,,l .- maiain ins its offices in Perry, owns
., -. i ,80 percent of it.
According to Taylor County Tax
S" l. Collector Jack Tedder, Foley owns
S..,r i. Some 383,00 acres 'in Taylor
,ill. i. ,1 County. Taxes on'that property
Fr.t ..; were nearly 900,000 last year.
Iti A .. t Althoughiltmaynot immediately
consider the purchasing of the
i,, i -. 485,000-acre tract, the State
S Acquisition and Restoration
.,-, i. .i Councit was meeting this week to
... ... consider adding 11 other purchase
...: i areas tlo the Florida Forever
,, r ,-,. acquisition list.
P o i r ., Oneofthosisa22,863-acursite
'.. r .i I',i .,:i, in Taylor and Madison counties
ir-., .I' ., ..'. r. wned by Wachovia.
S.. r ... ir I. The slateaeprsentlyownst ens-of-
tr i thousands of acres in Taylor

City increases civic
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said. Standing rain water and
Assistance through emergency overflowing retention ponds were
services "is limited. Anything to be hot tpics during the Perry City
Councils Tuesday night meeting,

frot and coastal areas he. property to the
Procter & Gamble sold some Water Manager
70,000 acres along the oast in th e th old P rscva
late '80s while Foley sold some which was rep)

Slaf writer
Another local hero, Chris Willti-m, ha5 retumed
home, following his service and jouniey io war-
tom Iraq.
Firefighter and emergency medical cechnician,
Williams received his deployment orders in
Part of the 269th Engineer Company with the
Army National Guard, based in Live Oak,
Williams, along with several other local men went
to Fort Stewart, Ga., and rceved updated training
on weapons, map reading, gas masks and other
necessary skills needed to maintain "a measure of
safety during a war situation."
A short lime later, the whole unit--over 100.
flw from Hunter Airfield in Savannah, GOa, (
-Kuwait City which seed as the staging gt und
for Aerican and coalition traces.
The main assault had already taken place.* he

flood city council with comp
with dozens of'local residents .uid water was "getting no our has already ransI
petitioning for action. houa Theres a p'nd on one ide t has ten years
ttomcowners in the aica o f ofhlesretand al the waicr low water like this,
Wamcr Street and Walnu St Stre (o ar idde -d" neds i e done.
AnMihcr nnted. "Warner has "All t ak is ith
hoame a one-u.y irrrel cause going Itmme y 0.W
IThe mtad In cinrirthulng (u (tle The council ail
wactr in my yard---when dnvcrs tIh piossihiil(y
come hy, they splsh my porch,' additional land ir
one woman said another holding p
"The (recentlin) ptnd was not "We wil try to
dug out in hc firn r ple p tsher s t'he futuree" May
nl we can't io anything habou that waid.
Old Town residents

3 nabbed for burg
Three Old Town ricdcant haec After he rcfu
h- n a-rresed ater beAiking inti a hiroke out and the
h- at moan. home, eating a cooked thr-e to leave. %
Spt oi rhl thle) t fiuld i hi home the next d.
'i -rgcrator and Ihcn sislitg a Su-uba houtm
h !rt motrr hrom his parch his co'-ued back
S -. Accoadiog (i a reort filed hy Wfe aL.ed,
-* .. t trry PmnClit DCpairmeni lit, himtha armedd
IDavid (ilrhiy. Ilbhc Ann Jullic, was parked inh
I. tThtaiuns W ('atlton. 3. m and and that three
i d hotii and st.

School board adopts

budget for 2003-04
The Taylor County School S32.6million.
Board unanimously approved a Intruction pay is totaled at
operating budget for the 2003- $15.4 million;food services at $1.2
2004 school year at a special board million; pupil transportation
S' a 51.3 million; and $.4 million is
ti i 'I, -: Please see page 3
imposed the last three years. will
continue this year, and probably
Year ans. acrding lo d ro o ts
.an b'Our roots
Finance Director Bill Hunler, and
will be gencrasing $OJ23.973 in
fus to be used forcapitaltourlty ,
Project, Wrun deep
projec.s. such as: main.enanc. trill
salaries, purchasing school buse-s,
school furniture and equipment.
The school district is also s a a n o Taylor Countys
mandlred t can parl of thec meonu long-standing forestry heritage, th
.i,. ,,ai, -,

owd fort the new umuetary 'i,
school. -, .
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years village s 8.03. down .266 promote good forest management
S. i -, -to ensure that our heritage will be
1 1 passed &lwn for many generations
discretionary millagt levy s at Ia Pmen," Chairman Angela
Cagselci said.
', 11 Among the cvenlsihighlighling
remains the sam. the forst industry will be a
,, Luncheon"
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ent District under While the Florid Forever Acl
non 2000 program, Please see page 2 .
acedd by the voter-

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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 groupwho meets
Monday, 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 npon
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
Baptist Church.
Airport Advisory Commission. 4th
Monday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport..
American Legion Post #96 1st
Tues., 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Center Street.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: 4th Tues., noon, 107 East
Green Street.
Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs.,
8 a.m.,.chamber board room.
City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues. at
5:30 p.m.
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. I .
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 League of Perry
(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
Hall. .
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 MainStreet Cafe
La Leche League International 2nd
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Lady Elks: second Thurs. 8 p.m..
Elks Lodge. '
Main Street Perry: First Monday of
each month. Perry/Tayior County
Chamber of Commerce at nocn
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and
third Fn. Call 584-3826
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd
and 41h Sat. 7 pm Tribal grounds
Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Ipdian Tribe: Oak
Hill Village on Woods Creek Road, ist
Narcotics Anonymous: Wednesdays
at 1260 W Hwy. 98 at Serenity House
(din road across from BP Station) These
are open meetings to those interested in
NAACP: 2nd Sun 6 pm. 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.ni.
Perry Woman's. Club 2nd Wed.,
noon (Sept. May; subject to change); .
Perry Shrine Club: 4th Thurs., 7 p.m.
(club house'on Counrtney Road)-, l
Planning Board: 1st Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Republican Party of Taylor County:
To keep abreast of Republican news, e-
mail Tommie Stanaland at
tstanalandi@yahoo.com or call 584-8815.
Rotary Club: Tues noon at B Js
Downtown Cafe
School Board: tst and 3rdTues.;,7
p .m ", .
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
584-5346. .
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thurs.
10 a.m., 502 N Center Street. 223-393.
Taylor Coastal Water an'd Sewer:
3rd Wed, at 18820 Beach load 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-or 584-
'3617 .
Taylor Development Council: 2nd
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.. 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).


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B-1 The Taco Times January 26, 2005

Carm es On Mission

A lesson in brotherly love

According to the Rev. George
Williams, pastor of Mount Olive
Missionary Baptist Church in
Perry, "God has caused a dream
visualized to become a dream
Members of this congregation
are reaping the benefit of 11 years
of prayer for'a new church to
accommodate' its growing
congregation. "But for a series of
'miracles' along the way, it would
have been- impossible to
accomplish this dream especially
since this assembly is among the
,.rauv usrtrcc a~sr = =.

smallest in Perry," Williams said.
During the past year or so,
Thomas Demps, a deacon and
member of the board at Mount
Olive persistently followed the
Campers On Mission (COM) to
various church sites in the area to
communicate with Brother Don
Ridgeway regarding building
support. Ridgeway is a COM
volunteer and general construction.
superintendent who oversees the
process of a building from start to
finish. Ridgeway,. who comes
from Cherry Log, Ga.,, is

overseeing the construction site of
two churches, 'one in Lee and Mt.
The COM is an outreach
ministry that started in 1972 and
operates under the North
American Mission Board of the
Southern Baptist Convention. It
was originally designed to have its
members witness to persons at
campgrounds, as they traveled
about. In addition, it was
envisioned that members would
teach Sunday .School lessons to
kids at the campsite.

Olive M. Curch say progrs is ing along y
Workersinside Mount Olive M.B. Church say progress is "coming alorgnicely."

Roofers work to close the church's roof while sunny skies prevail.

Over the years, the group has
expanded its outreach activities to
include: hosting booths at fairs
and raceways; rebuilding disaster
sites; going to Christian colleges
and schools for problem children,
church-related camps, seaport
ministries for sailors and, of
course, building churches. While
the men, for the most part,
concentrate on building, the
women become involved in the
local community. Their projects
are focused on persons in nursing-
homes, battered women's shelters,
persons in facilities for
disabilities, youth groups, needs of
migrant workers, Bible students,
food banks and children's
COM is comprised of mostly
retired couples who, except for
emergencies, spend most, and in
some instances, all of their time
on the mission field. They come
from all walks of life. There are
32 active COM chapters in 35
states that have projects that take
them throughout the U.S.,
including Hawaii. Team members
come as self-contained and self
sufficient units with a team leader.
Sometimes team members rotate
on and off a project depending on
the skills needed.
Campers provide their own
tools for building jobs, unless
there is need for heavy duty
equipment such as forklifts and
cranes. They commit to a
particular time frame to complete
each building project.. Mount
Olive is the 11th church. which
COM has built within a 100-mile
radius of Perry.
Inh addition:to providing their
own place to stay (their campers),
the COM teams also come with
their own tools offering their
. skills, experience in building
churches and free labor.
They require one meal each
working day, if the local
membership can afford to do so.
In addition to providing all
building materials, the local
church facilitates the ladies
.outreach ministry in the
community, providing utility
(electrical, water .and sewage)
hook-ups and other basic support.
Prayers from the community for
the safety and security of the
builders are sought .and
The local community has
weighed in on the project as well,
Williams said. Persons from other
churches in the community have
shown up to assist with-the daily
preparation and serving of lunch
on a daily basis, picnic tables,
scaffolding and other items have
been contributed by businesses
and individuals for this effort. The
lease of a crane, which is the
heavy equipment that is needed to
Shoist the trusses on top of the
church that costs a substantial

TCES honor ro

A lone COM carpenter meticulously works on Mount Olive
Missionary Baptist Church Monday, in preparation for
indoor siding slated to be installed soon.

Taylor County Elementary
School has announced its honor
roll for the second nine weeks
grading period:
3rd grade, AII.A's
Colleen Bishop, Morgan
Albritton, :Triston Barfield,
Andrea Bartges, Justin Calhoun,
Makenzie Cannon, Dakota Carter,
Claire Cruce, Kaylee Denmark,
Daniel Dudley, Laura Freeman,
/Nicholas Freeman, Evan
Grambling, Joshua High, John
Hilton, Taylor King, Ashlyn
Mills, Morgan Mixon, Peyton
Padgett, Grant Parker, Joe Pelt,
Kaelen Reed, Lauryn Rew, Mitch
Stephens, Dylan Strickland, Sarah
Verges, Jessica Webb, Daniel
Wentworth and Billie Whithead.
3rd grade, A/B
Amber Adkins, Wil Anderson,
Katie Archer, Hunter Armstrong,
Jason Bennett, Destiny Bodiford,
Tre'Robun Britt, Ethan Brown,
Keith Bundrick, Katelyn Butler,
Jarnell Coverson, Makayla Crites,
Sierra Das, Zeke Dillon, Austin
Emfinger, Mark Ensley, Alexis
Flowers, Ty'eika Flowers, Garrett
Gibson, Kacie Griner, Joshua
Harper, Layne Houck, Garrett
Johnson, Parker Kellerman,

Jordan Lyle, Braden Mattingly,
Kelsey McCall, Carrie McGuire,
Javolis McNeal, Paul Meeks,
Bradley Miller, Rebekah Monroe,
Eric Morgan, Kristel Morris, Seth
Murphy, Tyler Pitts, Andy
Rhodes, Kylee Rich, Caleb
Roberts, Chance Rodgers, Te'a
Smith, Brittany Stalans-Stewart,
La'Quinta Stephens, Aaron
Strickland, McKenzie Sullivan,
Trent Thomas, Christopher Uhl,
Casey Viola, Elizabeth Walker,
Jessica Welch, Cameron
Wetherington and Catherine
4th grade, All A's
Victoria Allbritton, Lauren
Allen, Ashley Anderson, Kayla
Beasley, Hannah Blanco, Rebecca
Blount, Elaine Brannen, Abigail
Bratcher, James Clover, Justin
'Folsom, Garrett McCoy, Thomas
Neshat, Daimeun Praytor, Alyson
Riley, Luke Slaughter, Jonathan
Thomas, Madison Thomas,
Brittany Williams and Austin
4th grade, A/B
Ethan Allbritton, Lucas
Allbritton, Adam Anderson,
Kenneth Anderson, John Arnold,
Chase Barger, Kacy Bass,

amount of money per hour, is
being donated by a Tallahassee
firm. Significant monetary
donations as well as the more than
two acres upon which the
sanctuary is being built have been
made to Mount Olive by
individuals who are not members.
The Alabama and Florida COM
team -exemplifies the "true'
meaning of mission work,
Williams said. When the campers
are asked how long they will be
on the building mission field, they
quickly answer, "We will continue
as long as our health, other family
obligations and the Lord allows
Wilton and Kathy Whigham,
leaders of the team, said that this
important work is very addictive
and rewarding. "It would be
difficult to quit," they said.
"Because the campers live and
work together, the' team is a
second family for them. However,
they admit there are times when
they miss fellowshipping at their
home churches.

'It is heart warming to
know that on this Martin
Luther King Jr. birthday,
40 years after the time
when churches in the
South were burned,
that a team of campers
that hails from the
southernmost parts
(Alabama, Georgia,
Florida, etc.) of the U.S.,
is volunteering time
arid utilizing, personal
resources to .build a
church that has a
predominately black
congregation. This is
indeed, a lesson in
brotherly and sisterly

Williams said, "COM is an
example of service over self. The
campers spread love, peace, hope
and joy as they reach out to
communities throughout this
country by building churches and
completing other activities. It is
heart warming to know that on
this ,.Martin Luther King Jr.
birthday, 40 years after the time
when churches in the South were
burned, that a team of campers
that hails from the southernmost
parts (Alabama, Georgia, Florida,
etc.) of the U.S., is volunteering
time and utilizing personal
resources to build a church that
has a predominately black
congregation. This is indeed, a
lesson in brotherly and sisterly

II given

Dominique Bell, Denton
Blackman, Shelby Blue, Alec,
Bourland, Teon Bryant,'Alexis
Burkett, Taylor Chaffin, Austin
Cooke, Melissa Coxwell, Gail
Crawford, Peyton Cribbs, Adam
Crumpler, Rhea Das, Sarah
Durden, Anna Ferrer, Stacy
Garand, Tiffany Gordan, Wilmer
Griffin, Damion Hamilton,
Samantha Hilton, Je'da Holmes,
Cheyenne Hoover, Skylar Johns,
Katie Johnson, Taylor Lillott,
Maverick Lollis, Kelly Lukens,
Jason Madison, Hunter Martin,
Grattan McGroarty, Laura Miles,
Tyler Miller, Timothy Murphy,
Alexandroa Padgett, Alvin Parker,
Kristina Portwood, Dallas
Redmond, Ashton Reichard,
Jeffrey Roberson, Alison Roberts,
Nicholas Sadler, Shana Sadler,
Natalie Schmidt, Tanner Schwab,
Michael Seeds, Emalee Shaw,
Kanah Smith, Jake Smyrnios,
Dalton Sparks, Katelin Story,
Jennifer Sullivan, Justin Walker,
Bailey Welch, Nicole Willis and
Cody Yelverton.
5th grade, All A's
Jabrayla Bell, Connor Bfsop,
,*. Please see page 4


2 B-2The Taco Times 'January 26, 2006

Small ads...big deals!!

We buy your yard sale items! Call us! We
will clean out your garage or attic. 850-584-
9617 or 850-672-0346 (cell).

Auction: Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m.,
January only. February, Tuesdays and
Saturdays, 6 p.m. Three miles south of
Cioss City on Hwy. '19 at Old Drive In.
AB#2424. AU#2548.
Auction: Reopens starting February,
Friday at 6:30. Two miles south of Perry
on Hwy. 19, next to Crews Mar.ine.
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Estate Sales, Bankruptcy, Business
Liquidations, Storage Units, etc. Big or:
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Need a computer? I have a HP Pavilion
MX70 monitor with HP PC w/lntel inside
and speakers included, $500. Epson
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* if not home please.
12 HP Snapper mower, $500. 584-2097.

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Land for sale, 221 N between Shiloh
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd, 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing
available. Please call (386)-658-1346 or
(850) 584-5891 (Badcock).
5 acres W. US 19, access to hunting and
fishing. $25,000. CIll 584-3450, leave
For sale by owner: 3 bed/2 bath frame
house on 1 acre w/metal barn. Call (850)

2BR, 2BA M/H. Responsible adults only.
Proof of income and references a must. No
pets. $400 a month + $400 deposit. 584-
For rent! Office space for nonprofit
organization at 800 West Ash Street, site
of Taylor County Senior Services. Call
584-4924 for information.
1 furnished sleeping room, $100 per week
. + deposit. Call 838-1524+77 pin or 843-

. puIr. p .6se? .

3 bedroom, 2 bath triplewide mobile home.
for rent. Located on Buckey Nursery Road,
$675 a month + deposit. Applications and
references required. Phone 584-7314 or
3 bedroom, 2'full bath furnished
doublewide mobile home inside City
Limits on two large lots. Air, very clean.
Will accept 2 children. $500 month, 1st
and last months. Call Mon-Fri after 3 p.m.;
weekends anytime. 584-5057..
1/21-2/2 .

For sale by owner. D/W 3/2 on 1/2 acre,
Front and back porch. 386-365-4981,
Yes! We can finance homes wilhoul land
on leased lots..Singles and loubleS Call
today for details!!! University Homes, 850-
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Perennial Peanui'Coaslal Hay Jumbo Room lor rer in my 3 bedroom home lJus PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $350
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M C 1/26 room, dining room, glamou, balh eat-in
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-ww customslorage2u corm 40;.8.8 steel,.
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House for sale
S710 W Green Streel, Perry, FL 2,194 sq.
'ft., 4 bediooms/1 5 baths Price $55 000 or
..make offer. Call 850402.2475.
.Home for sale near Santa Fe River.. 2
acres m/I. Very nice Home of Merit 2001:
32x80 4BR, 2BA, lots of extras, Out of.
-"flood zone, walking distance to Santa Fe
. River with access to private boat ramp and
'park. Call 386-935-0902 .
EINVESTORS! 3BR/2B with large fenced
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yard, front and back porch with deck.,
Conveniently located in town. First/last,
security & references required. $600. 843-
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Downlown isudio lurnished, one person.
,'838-1688 .
I 1/4-1'28

For Basicto Market renters. 1; 2, or 3 BR
HC and Non HC aM,:essible apartments
HUD vouchers s considered and rental
assistance .ma4 be available Equal.
Housing Opportunity OHice hours are
8:00-5:00 Mon-Thurs..Call 850-584-5668.
709 W. Church St., Perry, FL 32348. TDD

Southern Villas of Perry
Looking For Applicants!
HUD'vouchers accepted. 1 & 2 BR HC and
non-HC accessible apartments. Office
.hours are 8':00 to 5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call
850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 7.11. 315 Puckett
Rd., Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing

kitchen, washer and dryer: University
University Homes has it all??? ,
Modulais starting i59.996 Muil,-secicrnos,,
double & Iriple slarling $39.997. Singles,
14' & 16', sarling $19,997 Financing wilh
and without land. Location assistance.

University Homes Annual Fall Clearance
Sale. All 2004's must go! Will sacrifice!
Save thousands!!! Must make room for
2005's. Open house daily thru September.,

1985 Oldsmobile Regency 98,:4-door, 3.8
liter, runs good, $800. Somma soft-sided
waterbed, queen,,excellent shape, $100.
2004. Kia Sorento, low .miles, take over
balance; 584-8869.
2001.Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4x4, 5.9 V-8,
38K miles, metallic blue, loaded, premium
CD sound system, Flow Master exhaust,
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, Beautiful truck in
excellent condition with low miles.
$15,995. Call 850-584-4189.
1996 Yamaha Motorcycle 1100cc Virago
Special Edition- Cruiser, Great, condition,
saddle bags and windshield, runs great,
great on gas, very fast bike. $3,200. Call
1995 Cadilac Coupe Deville. White, low
miles, this is an excellent car. 584-6879
pin 4444.

Jack Russell puppies. Top quality. $250-
$350. Hwy. 98, St;. Marks, FL. 850-925-
6731 or 850-545-8921.

Paso Fino Horses. Hwy. 98, St. Marks, FL.
850-925-6731 or 850-545-8921,

1, i- "2/9'

Found Toy breed doq dr.aggin.q leash.
Found last hursday altemoon. Corner ol
Wilder and Main Call lo identify, 584-
1l26-1 28
LOST: "Nas" -Female longish-haired
solid gray cal wilt a bushy tail. She is
small. but nor a .itten Last seen on 9/15..
I:you see her please call 584-5513 teiiore
5 p.m. (asP for Mar') or 584-8807 atler 5
$100 reward.

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Relocating to Perry/Taylor County, Older
couple seeking to buy 2 or 3 bedroom/2
bath home. Must be on city water. Please
call 850-584-7605.
I only need 2 more. Throw away, never
gonna use it again, worn out, weathered
wheelbarrows. Call Beth Mann, 584-55,13
or 584-9676.

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Waste Management of Leon County has
an opening for a heavy truck mechanic.
Candidate must be dependable, have
experience in heavy trucks, and own tools.
Knowledge of hydraulics and welding a
plus. Applicant must be able to obtain a
class "B"' CDL license. Successful
candidate must pass a company physical
and drug screen. Excellent benefits
package. For more information call Greg at
850-574-8224 x233. "Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer"

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
$30,014.40 annually

Police Department
REQ: High School Diploma or
equivalency. Valid Drivers'
$8.97 $12.06

Apply at the City of Perry
Personnel Office, 224 S.. Jefferson
Street, Perry, FL 32347
(850) 584-7161.
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Woodridae Apartments
Immediate opening for
-maintenance/grounds person. Full time
w/beriefits; basic plumbing, electrical, SR,
carpentry,. & grounds equipment
maintenance necessary. Drug-free
workplace. Must have valid cr license &
transportation. Some travel required. Apply
at rental office. 709 West Church St.,
Perry, FL. 850-584-5668: Equal
Opportunity Employer. TDD/TTY 711.
'COUNSELOR, OPS needed at North'
Florida Community College, Madison,
Fla, Grant funded, 28 hr/week.
Coordinates College Board Expanded
Opportunity Program and program for
improving FCATscores and SAT scores.
Requires AA/AS degree, experience
working with at risk youth; counseling or
education experience. Education majors
encouraged tp apply. Strong organizational
and interpersonal skills, some evenings
and weekend work, -Application at
www.nrfcc.edu. Send complete application
packet of cover letter, 'resume, application
and transcripts (unofficial OK) to: HR
Director, NFCC, 1000 Turner Davis Drive,
Madison, FL 32340. Deadline 1/28/05.
AVON Need extra Christmas money?
Want to be your own boss? Start the New
.Year with a new career. Earn $300 fast'
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or 843-1285,
11/19tffC .

A Behavioral Health Care Center
is currently seeking:
Bachelor's degree with a major in
counseling, social work, psychology,
criminal justice, nursing, rehabilitation,
special education, health education, or a
related human services field; or other
bachelor's degree and 2 years full-time
experience working with adults
experiencing serious mental illness.
Regular status rate: $10.75 per
hour/excellent benefits or
Temporary OPS status rate: $12.92 per
hour/no benefits.
Bachelor's degree with a major in
counseling, social work, psychology,
nursing, rehabilitation, special education,
health education, or a related human
services .field and 1 year of related
professional experience working the
targeted population or 1 year of
professional experience in a mental health
Regular status rate: $13.30 per
hour/excellent benefits or
Temporary OPS status rate: $15.90 per
hour/no benefits.
For more information and a complete
listing of available positions:
'(850)523-3217 or 1 (800)226-2931
Human Resources, 2634-J Capital Circle
N.E., Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
check. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. Drug-Free Workplace.
Maintenance man Perry Apartments
behind Days Inn Motel. Full time. Come
by office for application.
Perry Connections is looking for money
motivated person with good phone skills,
great attitude and personality. Flexible
evening hours. Please call, 838-1683 ask'
for Barbara.

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 wth people and be dependable as
w.:,IL9 punco-a .lfe 8 ly .yinGpeesn
at 322 Riverside Drive. ,o prioneicalls
'CNA for Taylor County Senior Services.
For information, call 584-4924.
Badcock & More Set up and delivery.
,Must be 21 yrs. old. License required.
Good driving record. No phone calls.
Apply in person, 1003 S. Jefferson St.


Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Next Class: Feb. 14
-National Certification
Financial Assistance ,
Job Placement
Associated Traning Services

Flowers Baking Company
Perry Area
Do you want to own your own business? As a flowers
independent distributor you can own your own business
distributing high quality named brand bakery products
to major supermarkets, convenience stores, fast food
accounts and others. If you have a-good driving and
credit record, you may qualify. We are seeking
individuals wishing to establish a career not just looking
for a job.
Please fax or email resumes to 229-226-3717

Drivers needed for log truck.
Must have Class A CDL License.
Can start immediately, good pay.

Contact Al Browning Truckers, Hwy. 98 West
Call 850-584-9328

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B-3 The-Taco Times January 26. 2005

Madison Nursing Center
2481 W. US 90, Madison, FL
Seeking Full Time/Part Time
RN's & LPN's
'Experienced plumbers needed. Must have
valid driver's license. If you're shove! shy,
don't apply! Call 584-8603 to apply.
Excellent Income
National Capital Funding Group now hiring
courthouse researchers. Will train to work
from home on your -computer. No
experience necessary. Call 1-800-440-
Madison Nursing Center
2481 W. US 90, Madison, FL.
Seeking an RN for
Risk Management/Staff Development
Last chance. 5 openings left. No
experience needed Paid training. Travel
and lodging furnished for this fun job. No
suits or ties needed. Shorts and sneakers
preferred. Call 877-632-9123.

Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050,
please leave a message.
Circle "T"
Specializing in all types of tractor work,
bushhogging, root raking, harrowing, dirt
hauling & leveling, debris-removal, clean
up, and lawn care. Call for,free estimate,
Clay Swindle, L.L.C. Painter, Interior &
Exterior, Framing. 18 yr. experience. Free
est. Big or smail. Call 850-223-1780 or
850-843-1941. If no answer, leave
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
Hdmemaker services, please call for an
assessment date. The services are offered
to anyone 60 and beyond. For information
call 584-4924.

METAL3' Wide
ROOFING Galvalume

Full line of 3' Wide
accessories in stock Painted
Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted '.Metal Available
Cut to your desired lengths Delivery Service Available
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.

House cleaning: Weekly or bi-weekly. Call
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!
Affrdable, .professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and .
concrete) carpet, vinyi, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776 (office). 25 years.
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Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
an order or a final judgment of
foreclosure entered in the above-
captioned action, I will sell the property
situated in TAYLOR County, Florida,
described as:
SUBDIVISION, according to plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 144,
Public Records, TAYLOR County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at the front entrance of
the TAYLOR County Courthouse, Perry,
Florida of 11:00 a.m., on February 22,
DATED this 20th day of January, 2005.
Annie Mae Murphy
BY: As Deputy Clerk
Chad A. Dean, Esq.
118 West Adams St. #800
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 353-5884
Individuals with disabilities needing a
reasonable accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the Court administrators office,
as soon as possible. If hearing impaired,
1-800-995-8771 (TTD); or 1-800-955-8770
(V) via Florida Relay service.
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pre-employment drug screening.
All applicants are subject to a criminal
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,B The Taco Times January 26, 2005

AMthe Booking Desk

-Editor's note: It is the policy of this
newspaper to run the names of all
those arrested and booked at the
Taylor County Jail. All those listed
below have been charged with a
crime, but are considered innocent
until proven guilty.

Jan. 3:
Grant Mason Fowler, 19, 3562
Green Farm Road, defraud
innkeeper, Ptl. Johns, PPD.
Chadrick J. Britt, 26, 500
Warner Avenue, VOP, Off. Jarvis,
Jan. 4:
-.Melinda Jean Monroe, 41, 3837
Teakwood Circle, Lakeland,
resisting officer'without violence,
Sgt;Kellerman, TCSO. .
aLisa Marie Thomley, 29, 113
Crit Jones Avenue, VOP
(worthless checks--five counts),
Dep. Hawkins, TCSO.
-ShaneevShante Bulger, 20, 903
S. Warner, domestic battery,
criminal mischief, Ptl. Griffith,
-Misti L. French, 26, 5400
Puckett Road, VOP (dealing in
stolen property), Dep. Bowden,
Lee Runningbear Bell, 21, 708
W. Church Street, VOP (grand
theft III), Sgt. Lee, TCSO.
Veronica Kanika Phelps, 24,
.1401 S. Parker Street, battery on a
law enforcement officer, resisting
.with violence, disorderly conduct,
Ptl. Curry, PPD.
Jan. 5:
. Benjamin B. LaValle, 22, 80200
LaValle Lane, VOP (possession of
a controlled substance, possession
of:less than 20 grams cannabis,
possession of drug paraphernalia),
Dep. Whetsel, TCSO.
_$Naejeahna Leshay Britt, 20, 305
,Tii~t Street, aggravated battery
-\iTh a deadly weapon, Ptl. Gray,
-Benny Coaxum Edwards, 39,
-508 Homer J. Smith Street, retail
theft (petit), possession of drug
paraphernalia. Ptl. Schneider,
-;Charles E. Stepp, 28, 2198
Turkey Oak Road, VOP (grand
thift of a motor vehicle), Off.
Hendry, DOC.



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Jan. 6:
Aldrick Pat Bailey, 24, 17004
SE 41st, Bellevue, Wash., VOP,
Sgt. Murphy, TCSO.
Charles E. Thomas, 39, 112
Susan Street, unemployment
compensation fraud, Dep.
Hawkins, TCSO.
Jan. 7:
Mary Harris, 40, 1210 Schwartz
Street, sale of cocaine, Det.
Anderson, PPD.
Linda Sue Cruse, 49, 15 West
Street, Panacea, possession of less
than 20 grams of cannabis,
possession of cocaine, Ptl.
Franklin, PPD.
Michael Dewayne Williams, 26,
513 W. Church Street, child
support, Dep. Ricketson, TCSO.
Jakari Jackson, 26, 1107
Calhoun Street, DWLS, Trp.
Smyrnios, FHP.
Amanda Fay James, 27, 5600
Courtney Grade, expired drivers
license, Dep. Tucker, TCSO.
Katie Mae Robertson, 39, 601
W. Drew Street, disorderly
conduct, battery, Ptl. Schneider,
,Jan. 8:
Christopher Lynn Houck, 25,
522 Davis Walker Road, VOCC,
Off. Jarvis, DOC.
Crystal Darnell Jackson, 20,
500 S. Warner Street, burglary,

battery, criminal mischief, Ptl.
Campbell, PPD.
Justin Clyde Harris, 20, 103
Front Street, possession of
cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia, Ptl. Curry, PPD.
Jeanne Allison Arcuarius, 26,
3641 Hwy. 19 N., domestic
battery, Dep. Ricketson, TCSO.
Jaymie Arcuarius, 29, 3641
Hwy. 19 N., domestic battery,
Dep. Ricketson, TCSO.
Judy Thomas Fisher, 47, 3927
Foley Cut-Off Road, domestic
battery, Dep. Burford, TCSO.
Euston Sadler Jr., 32, 109 Pine
Road, trespassing after warning,
Dep. Giacomucci, TCSO.
Kristina'Virginia Huskins, 27,
3927 Foley Cut-Off Road,
domestic battery, Dep. Ricketson,
Robert Carter Jr., 29, '811 E.
Wilson Street, throwing deadly
missile, resisting without violence,
VOP, Ptl. Johns, PPD.
Allen Sims, 22, 2946 Dorman
Road, aggravated battery, resisting
with violence, possession of less
than 20 grams of cannabis, Dep.
Giacomucci., TCSO.
Charles Tucker, 26, 251 Front
Street, VOP, Dep. McKenzie,
Jan. 10:
Richard Conrad Florence, 19,

1406 Martin Luther King, DWLS
(felony), giving false name, VOP
(possession of less than 20 grams
cannabis), Ptl. Curry, PPD.
Jan. 11:
Clarence Berhard Williams, 47,
1527 Givens Street, sale-of
cocaine within 1000 feet of a
church, Det. Anderson, PPD.
Mary Iris Collins, 35; 6922
George Page Road, aggravated
battery with a motor vehicle, Ptl.
Schneider, PPD.
Wesley Louis White, 38, 111
W. Glenn Street, VOP (burglary
of a structure), Dep. -McKenzie,
'Howard Miller, 30, 211 Blair
Street, VOP, Off. Jarvis, DOC.

Who made A's,B's?

Continued from page B-1
Aaron Crews, Josh Franklin,
Ashanti Graham, Eli Grambling,
Macy Gregory, Elizabeth Harper,
Taylor Kellerman, Ashley Knight,
Julia Monroe, Carolyn Nowlin,
Kristen Reed, Meijah Skeleton;
Kristina Wald and Samuel
5th grade, A/B
Nathan Bennett, Whitney Blue,
Caitlin Bogart, Jacob Brannan,
Blaine Brenner, Caitlin Carter,
Nikolas)Cook, Bryce Craighead,,
Sheryl Ann Curies, Kiley
Faircloth, Valerie Gardner,
Shakayla Giacomucci, Styles

Gibson, Christian Hamilton,
James Hatcher, Donald Holt,
Ricky Hudson, Shamouri Island,
Paige Jacobs, Robert Kellow,
Brandon Lee, Margaret Lundy,
David Martin, Melanie McAfee,
Taylor McCroan, Justin McGuire,
,Lindsey McHargue, Berleatha
Miller, Raven Nlichell. Ashley
Mixon, Kaleb Mixof Brandi
Moore, Miraj Patel, T'Keyah
Peterson, Kristy Potter, Ashlyn
Price, Danyelle Rogers, Taylor
Schmidt, Chelsea' Snodgrass,
James Strawter, Tyler McDonald,
Hanna Valentine, Amanda \'arf.
Caitlin Weatherly, Katelyn Welch,
Nic Williams, Anna-Mari'c
Winstead and Whitney Young.

Season's greetings
Gov. Jeb Bush, center, welcomed City Councilwoman Emily Ketring and her daughter Angel,
County Commissioner Daryll Gunter and local resident Dona Everett to his, annual Christmas
reception in Tallahassee.


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SAnnual Meeting of
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S Thursday, February 3, 2005
7:00 p.m.
Blue Creek Baptist Church
At the beaches
Welcome-by President Floyd Ford
7 Introd'Jction of Directors and Staff
Business Meeting
SGeneral Discussion of Taylor Coastal Utilities Operation
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S uri dud Table Question and Answer' Period

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Call Gary or Lidia at 850-223-1900
or We'll Come To You,
Daryl Taylor 386-590-1835 or Stephanie Whitehurst 386-590-6503
Monday Friday 8:30 am until 6:00 pm.,1306-A South .Jll'crson Street. Perry, FL.

Atthe Booking Desk

Fishing tournament March 5
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 Marina).
For more information, contact the Keaton Beach Marina at 578-2897,
ext. 611.

Transportation offered to vets
Transportation to Lake City Veterans Medical Center-is available for
local veterans every Tuesday, leaving at 7:30 a.m. with return service that
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

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