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SFebruary 16, 2005

T. ree Capital of the South

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hosts town hall
meeting Feb. 24
Congressman Alien Boyd will host a
town hall meeting for constituents to
express their concerns and ask
questions on a broad range of national
health-related issues Thursday. Feb
The meeting will be held from 9-
10 30 am in the education room at
Doctors' Memorial Hospital and is part
of Congressman Boyd's Healthcare
Tour throughout North Florida It will
allow for candid conversations within
the community on important
healthcare issues
S"During .the past few years, my
constituents have consistently
expressed their concerns about the
availability and quality of healthcare in
North Florida Boyd said "I urge the
public to attend and participate in the
meeting so that I can better serve the
interests of NorIh Florldians in

diversity' Feb. 21
Taylor Retired Educators
Association (TREA) will meet Monday,
Feb 21, at 11 a.m. at Golden Corral
The program lor this meeting is
"celebrating diversity." according to
Vice President Flora Woodlaulk
"We hope all members will plan to
attend. Any retirees of the school
system are encouraged to join us,"
reminded Mickey Hatleberg, president
of TREA. "For information about
joining, please call 584-2263."

SAC announces
Thursday meeting
Perry Primary's School Advisory
Council (SAC) will meet Thursday.
Feb. 17, at 1 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the
school's reading lab. All members are

board meets
The freighter pension board will
meet Friday. March 4, at 3 p.m
All members are encouraged to
attend The meeting will be held at the
City Fire Station.

Fish dinner slated
in Steinhatchee
on Saturday
A benefit dinner for a Steinhatchee
resident who has cancer will be held
Saturday, Feb 19, at the Boat House
Restaurant from 2-6 p.m.
Fish dinners will be available for $5
a plate Other activities will include live
music by the Saltwater Cowboys and
other local musicians
An auction of items donated by local
businesses, including a four-person
off-shore fishing trip valued at $800,
will also be held.
"Come have fun and help make a
difference' organizers said.

Soccer banquet
set for Feb. 26
The Taylor County Middle School
boys and girls soccer teams will have
their end-of-the-year banquet at the
Perry Elks Lodge Saturday, Feb. 26, at
For more information, please call
Traci Rowell at 584-8988 or Babs
Barton at 584-4252.


Living...pge A-4
Sports...page A-6
Religion...page A-7
Community...page B-1
Editorial...page B-2

Classifiee~s...page 8-3

Buckeye permit

DEP meets deadline, EPA must okay

The State Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP)
has met its deadline and filed
Buckeye's wastewater discharge
permit (including a pipeline) which
is' believed to satisfy federal
objections to a document first
drafted eight years ago.
The ball now moves into the

court of the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) which
must decide if DEP's draft permit
satisfies its objections so the
federal agency can remove itself
from the permitting process.
EPA notified DEP last month
that it had 30 days to revise its
permit or pass that authority to the

federal agency.
DEP Water Expert Jerry Brooks
said in January that his department
expected to draft a permit that
.satisfied the objections.
Buckeye officials said they are
pleased that the permitting process
is moving forward.
"The company is committed to

This log truck had just emptied its load at Buckeye when officials at the scene said its
trailer brakes failed at the intersection of Highways 19 and 30, causing it to jackknife
and strike a rock bordering Pepper Heads Chevron Gas & Grill. DMH Emergency Medical
Services treated the driver at the scene, who received a "goose egg to his head," during
the incident.

former Lee County deputy

Child sex offender avoids jail

A retired Lee County Sheriffs
Office deputy, now living in Taylor
County, pled guilty in circuit court
last week to lewd assault on a child
and le\ d molestation of a child.,
For his crimes. Edward Carson
Webb, 62, was sentenced to two

years of community control (house
arrest), followed, by 15 years of
'He was also ordered to pay
certain costs and abide by all the
conditions of "sex offender
probation," which includes listing

Agent charged for theft

Qf insurance premiums

A Perry businesswoman has been arrested and charged with grand
theft and violation of reporting and accounting requirements for
insurance funds over $20.000. after investigators say she
misappropriated premium payments received from customers at her
place of business--Ameriway Insurance.
According to an arrest affidavit, Linda Faye Murphy, 48, was
working with Pine Forest Underwriters when she was appointed to
sell Mendota Auto Insurance Coverage, a subsidiary of St. Paul
Travelers Insurance Company.
Pine Forest Underwriters records the Mendota Auto Insurance
coverage sold, through its computer program link with Mendota. An
account was set up at a local bank, which was to be used by Murphy
to deposit these premium payments. On a bi-weekly basis, Mendota
'.-, Please see page 2

Parents concerned

his 4630 Turner Road' address to
law enforcement agencies and the
public, according to Taylor County
Sheriffs Office Inv. Donna Lee.
Webb was originally arrested in
Taylor County on June 22, 2004'
and charged with 19 counts of lewd
acts upon children between 12 and
16 years of age.
In an arrest affidavit obtained
from the Clerk of the Courts
Office, Taylor County Sheriffs
Office Sgt. Charles Campbell said
that Webb fondled one victim in
his genital area 15. times in 1996,
and another victim four times in
"I began my investigation in
2002," said Campbell, "and was
assisted by Florida Department of
Law Enforcement Special Agent
Michael Devaney.
"We discovered that Webb had
been coming to Perry, where he has
family, since 1990, to hunt and
fish. Webb moved to Taylor
County shortly after he resigned in
"From what we know, the crimes
on the two victims in Perry,
occurred while he. was still
.4. Please see page 5

restoring the Fenholloway River to
fishable and swimmable standards
and we view updating the plant's
wastewater permit as an important
part of improving the river,"
Buckeye Spokesman Dan
Simmons said.
While EPA has no deadline to
respond to DEP's draft permit,
Brooks said he expects the process
to move fairly quickly.
"The administration process will
take several months but we should
have the final permit ready by late
summer," Brooks said.
Public hearings will then follow
before DEP can issue the final
permit, he added.
While Buckeye officials were
reluctant to comment on specifics
of the plan now, Simmons said the
company will make a final
evaluation when DEP completes its

work in the next several months.
"The company's energy is being
spent to solve Fenholloway
problems and to complete work on
renewing the needed astewater
permit. Buckeye will be reluctant
to slow down the permitting
process by filing an objection,"
Simmons said.
In addition to a 15.3-mile
pipeline to relocate the mill's
discharge point away from the
freshwater portion of the river to an
estuarine location 1.7 miles from
the river's mouth, the proposed
permit will also require upgrades
within the mill as well as numerous
monitoring and study
From the effective date of the
order, Buckeye will have seven
..* Please see page 2

Bombing range

Comp plan change

would nix one here
The ,' h ,'
T2he Taylor County Planniiig Board has.sei a public hearing for March 3
on an amendment to the county's comprehensive plan that would prohibit
the use of land for a military missile/bombing range.
The land-use amendment is being initiated by the county commission in
reaction to a request late last year from opponents of a proposed military=
range put forward.by Eglin Air Force Base officials.
Eglin officials told the commission last April they were interested in
locating a missile range here in the area of Hickory Mound Impoundment
and Camp Misery Hunting Club.
When questioned at that meeting by County Commissioner Daryll
Gunter, Eglin's Col. Robert Nolan replied that the military would
"probably not" locate the range here if the citizens voted against it.
That statemeritled'to a November straw ballot issue that saw more than
75 percent of Taylor County's voters oppose the range's location here.
The commission followed up the straw ballot vote with a resolution that.
opposed the range. It also agreed to seek the land-use change.
"The county's comprehensive plan is the primary tool to prevent
inappropriate land uses," Earle Greene, a member of Citizens Against the
Missile/Bombing Range, said in December.
Local Realtor Bob Sheffield, who helped write the plan some 10 years
ago, assisted Greene in drafting the changes.
The proposal states, in part, that a "military testing/bombing range is
incompatible with the county's vision of the future. Military
testing/bombing ranges shall not be allowed as a permitted use in any land
use category."
Copies of the proposed amendment are available for public inspection at
the Building and Planning Department in the old post office.
If the planning board recommends approval of the amendment, it will
then go to the commission before being sent to the state Department of
Community Affairs for final approval.
I i

' 4

City struggles to maintain parks

Apparent funding woes and
understaffing have the City of
Perry struggling to maintain more
than 20 parks and recreational
A three-person maintenance staff
is responsible for the upkeep of, 11
parks and 11 ballfields.which are
utilized bN both city and county
residents of all ages.
Last week, the Perry City
Council heard from a group of
concerned parents who visited
each park arid field in the city,
compiling a list of needed
The discussion was the latest in a
series of recreation-related issues
aired in public hearings at both the
city and council level.
Partnership talks between the
governing boards have reached an
impasse--leaving both on their own

to address mounting needs in
"Before we begin, I'd like to say
that.three of us (on the council)
requested that recreation be on the..
agenda, I'll give you a brief
summary.from the Jan. 27 meeting
with the county: The county has
indicated it is going forward with
the sports complex and funding
that it has historically given to the
city (for recreation) may have to be
used to maintain the new soccer
fields (at the sports complex),"
Mayor Pam Feagle said.
"For the past couple of weeks,
I've, been very, very busy...I've
talked with one member of the
school board about a possible
Partnership between us and'I have
also talked with (Boys & Girls
Club director) Kevin Kidd about
our two city pools and a possible

partnership there. I also think the
council needs to revisit giving
Dorsett Stadium and Pace Field to
the school board. We really didn't
give them a choice and given
where recreation is now, the city
may need all fields we have," she
SLocal volunteer Kay Parker, who
heads Up the Perry Soccer
Association and who is also active
with cit4 leagues, said she and
fellow volunteers Mark and Carol
Wentworth, were "here with some
questions and concerns."
She then launched into a series
of questions:
"First, do our existing facilities
need improvements?
"If yes, then what is the city'
"going to do now to bring them up
,* Please see page 3

Picnic tables and the concession stand at the t-ball fields
near Dorsett Stadium each received a new coat of paint
Tuesday. The city's three-person maintenance crew is
responsible for the upkeep of all 22 city recreational
facilities, which include: City Park, Saxton Street Park,
Gerald Walker Park, Loughridge Park, Folsom Park,
Veterans Park (Duck Pond), Baker Park, Jerkins Park,
Brence.-Hendry Park, 'City Pool, Jerkins Pool, Catharin
Norman Park,.Loughridge Field, Heritage Park, Pace Field,
Dorsett Stadium and four t-ball and softball fields.


A-2 The.Taco Times February 16, 2005

Buckeye tackles 'public misconception'

Pipeline has stirred criticism

Continued from page 1
years to begin construction of the
pipeline and nearly nine years to
complete the project, according to
the draft document.
Buckeye officials were hesitant
to place a cost on complying with
the permit.
"In the early 1990s it was
estimated that restoring the
Fenholloway River to fishable and
swimmable standards would cost
Buckeye about $40 million. After
DEP completes work on the
wastewater permit provisions,
Buckeye will update its cost
estimates," Simmons said.
EPA held a public hearing in
Perry last April regarding its six
objections to DEP's 1997 draft
permit. It has since withdrawn
one objection and modified
Simmons said last month that
the company was disappointed the
EPA did not withdraw all of its
"Nevertheless, the company will
continue to work with both federal
and state agencies to restore the

Fenholloway. There is nothing in
the EPA letter threatening to our
business," he said.
Buckeye President John Crowe
presented the company's position
at the April public hearing.
"A public misconception is that
Buckeye is willing to create a new
environmental problem in the gulf
in order to improve the
Fenholloway River. This is not
true," Crowe said.
The former Foley site manager
said Buckeye will not support any'
plan unless it improves plant
wastewater quality, improves river
water quality and improves gulf
water quality.
"Surprisingly, proposals are
seriously being considered by
some that would make marginal
improvements to the river, rely on
regulatory variances (loop-holes)
to claim standards are being
achieved, but fall far short of full
restoration of the Fenholloway
River," Crowe said.
Crowe said the company will
only agree to a plan of work that
restores the river to fishable and
swimmable standards.

"Since 1998 Buckeye has made
significant improvements,"
Brooks said in April, citing
elimination of elemental chlorine
and process changes resulting in
color reductions in the effluent
among other examples.
Buckeye discharges millions of
gallons of its treated wastewater
daily into the upper Fenholloway
DEP's 1997 draft permit was
based on a 1993 study that found
the only feasible way to return the

Fenholloway River to fishable and
swimmable standards was to move
the discharge point, via a 15-mile
pipeline, to the lower river where
the mixing of tidal waters would
substantially reduce the impact of
the discharge.
While the study and draft permit
called for additional process
changes-in the mill (some of
which have already been
completed), it has been the
proposed pipeline that has stirred
the most criticism of the plan.

Hurricane assistance

deadline extended
The deadline for all homeowners, renters and business owners who
sustained damage from last summer's hurricanes to apply for federal and
state disaster assistance has been extended until Feb. 28.
,Nearly 1.23 million victims have applied for federal and state assistance
and approved aid now surpasses $4 billion.
Individuals are encouraged to register by calling FEMA at 1-800-
FEMA (3362).
The hearing or speech impaired should call TTY 1-800-462-7585. Both
numbers operate daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Investigation spanned previous year

Continued from page 1

Insurance, based on the input supplied by Murphy, would access this
account by Electronic Fund Transfer to receive the premium payments due
"Between April and August 2004, Murphy did,not forward $24,752.27
in collected consumer premium payments to Mendota," according to
Investigator William H. Piroth with the Florida Department of Financial
Service, Division of Insurance.
"On five occasions between April and August 2004, Mendota Insurance
attempted to access the local bank account for the premium payments due
them, (from the sale of auto policies recorded in the Mendota computer)
and received hotice there were insufficient funds in this account.
"In June 2004, Susan Bernard. North Florida agent manager for St. Paul
Travelers Insurance Company called and spoke with Murphy by phone.
Murphy stated that she was aware of the problem and had taken steps tod
,resolve the bank problem. Murphy stated she would send a check to cover

the missing funds. However, no such check was received.
"On July 8, 2004, Bernard visited Murphy at the agency in Perry,
regarding the missing premium funds. Murphy said that she was arranging
for a second mortgage on her home to pay back the missing premium
funds. However, no such payment was received.
"On Dec. 3, 2004, Piroth met with Murphy at her agency and took a
voluntary sworn taped statement as to St. Paul Travelers' allegation of
diversion of premium funds.
"Murphy freely admitted to diverting/misappropriating the Mendota
premium pay meant funds. Murphy said she was using the orie bank
account for all her agency's banking business.
"Murphy was using the customers' premium payments funds for
business expenses, such as utilities and payroll. She was overwhelmed
with the amount of Mendota auto insurance business she was writing and
did not properly keep track of where the money was going.
"To date, Murphy has not repaid the diverted/misappropriated premium
payment funds to St. Paul Travelers Insurance Company. Therefore,
Murphy has committed the crime of reporting and accounting for
insurance funds, a second-degree felony."

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A-3 The Taco Times February 16, 2005

Parents detail options for city council

Continued from page 1

to an acceptable standard? Where
will the city get funding to make
these improvements? What is an
acceptable time frame for making
these improvements?

"Second, does the city
recreation department' have the
funds, equipment and enough
personnel to maintain its parks
and fields? Third, why has the
youth participation dropped 34
percent over the past five years?
Could it be there are fewer kids
between the ages of five and 15 in
our community? No. According
to student enrollment, there were
3,805 children in this age group
Sin 1999/2000; 3,795 in 2000-01;
3,746 in 2001-02; 3,709 in 2002-
03; and 3,720 in 2003-04."
(Mark) Wentworth then covered
recreation personnel (one director,
one administrative assistant, three
Maintenance personnel and part-
time umpires, referees, lifeguards,
etc) and the 2004-05 recreation
Department budget.
"The total budget for '04-'05 is
$604,337. Of that, $221,667 is
salaries and benefits; $41,000 for
utilities; $24,000 for maintenance;
$56,000 for operating supplies;
$38,00 or other supplies and
expenses; and $223,630 for capital
outlay projects--which includes
$200,000 for construction of a
: new pool at Jerkins," he said.
"The city recreation department
has two work trucks, one tractor
with finish mower, one weed eater
and two push mowers. This past
Saturday, we visited each park and
field and would like to show you
our findings," Wentworth
continued, turning the
:presentation over to his wife,
SUsing a Power Point
presentation, she took council
:m'.,embers and the audience on a
;'Islideshow tour of city facilities,
detailing needed improvements
ranging from resurfacing and
:painting basketball courts at
Jerkins Park to repairing dugouts
Sat Catharin Norman Park.

department more personnel, more
working equipment and increase
funds to get these parks and fields
up to a higher, acceptable

Expanding on that option,
Wentworth said, "look at line
item 'maintenance &'buildings.'
There is $24,000 budgeted in
2004-05 for buildings and
grounds upkeep for 11 parks and
11 ballfields a year. That equals
$21 per facility per week. One
load of clay costs $350. The
recreation department needs more
personnel and more working
equipment. It's clear to me that
one mower and one weedeater is
not enough."

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park and field, so they've been real problem
good in that area. A lot of what will re
we saw falls into maintenance," Pool, th
(Carol) Wentworth said. "We have for to
11 parks and 11 ballfields and through
only three maintenance people and have to
: one weedeater. The .recreation there.
director (Glenn Ratliff) needs
more funding and more personnel "In
-to help upkeep these things. eliminal
-,Recreation is something we want recreati
-f to be proud of, but--with the' works.
: fields in the condition they are mainten
Snow--when we go somewhere, you don't ha
- don't want to invite anyone here looked
-(to play)." but we
o :- She concluded, "Has the city contract
:done a good job at maintaiiningits oncent
parksrs and recreation facilities? If season
you base your answer on this list manner
a -:nd these pictures, then the answer generate
Shas to be 'no'." funded
"At the past few meetings, from uti
: everyone has been talking about increase
i:what are out options. Well, we bosts, t
-: :came up with some options for the cc
:the city to consider," (Mark) resident
S-Wentworth said.
SThese included:
(1) Admit the city cannot afford Look
.to adequately maintain its parks addition
::and ballfields. Consider giving Heritag
-the ballfields over to the county Vetera
aind let the city continue to Jeffer
maintain its parks. Negotiate with Wentw
the county and develop an. add ano
: interlocal agreement to maintain be mail
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:: (2) Give the recreation "I" w(

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explore the possibility of
:ing the maintenance and
portion of parks and
on. Explore using an
labor crew.
continue to do nothing.
can do what we've been
and let our parks and
fall down around us. Our
lity and especially our
ill be the ones to suffer.
tter which option you
just make a decision
ime is running out," he
ed, noting that baseball
and practice begin "next

nding-to the presentation,
Feagle said, "our biggest
we have now is money--
have not had the funds (to
n facilities). I agree with
ir fields are in terrible
The schqol board does
s $5,000 for Dorsett
, but the one school board
'I spoke with indicated
t the- school board could
ite more of a fair share.
the county...we have the
far as their participation;
Is for (not addressing) the
la (on funding
ation). We should have
lething before now."
Manager. Bill Brynes
concems that practice fields
ite of the new Heritage
would be removed, saying
derstanding is there is no
i and the practice fields
nain. As far as Jerkins
e grant we were applying
:onstruct a new one fell
. The council is going to
decide what it Wants to do

last year's budget, we
ted five positions...one in
ion and one in public
To. develop a routine
lance schedule...well, we
i\e the staffor money. We
at hiring an inmate crew
didn't have the $50,000 to
t with them. We have
rated on where ever the
is (for facility
nance). Recreation can't
e money. Recreation is
from revenue generated
ilities inside the city. If we
S(recreational) maintenance
hen you have to increase
ost of gas (for city

king at the upcoming
ns to the city's parks--
e Park on Julia Street and
ns Memorial Park on
son Street--(Mark)
north asked, "are we ready to
other park to the list and it
ntained the same way the
irks are being maintained?"
would like to address that--

Mtist Church

. Julia Dr.

nothing has been done in this
community--ever--for our veterans.
They well deserve a park. As far
as Heritage Park, we had a group
approach, us who wanted to
preserve a historical site and have
some place safe for our older
residents to walk," Feagle said.
"We can't continue to spend
money we don't have," (Carol)
Wentworth said.
"At the last meeting, you turned
down a proposal from the county
to not let them take (recreation)
over. What is the city'going to do
about the fields (that need repair)
right now?" Charles August
"My definition of a partnership
is not consolidation," Feagle said.
"I'd like to second Mr. August's
comments. You're saying you
can't maintain what you have, but
you will take.recreation with you
rather than letting the county take
it over. You're saying you'd rather
see it fail than give it to the
county?" David Sullivan said.

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A motion put forward by
Councilwoman Emily Ketring to
turn over city recreation to the
county died for lack of a second,
prompting her to call for a point
of order.
"My question then turns to
fiscal responsibility. I would like
each member of this council to
tell me how are we going to do
this with money we don't have? "
she said.
"You yourself said you didn't
know how the county would be
able to fund recreation," Feagle
"But nobody is bringing ideas to
this table. How are we going to
do it?" Ketring said
"I've talked with a school board
member and with the Boys &
Girls Club...other people besides
yourself are working on this,"
Feagle responded.
"Funding (costs) for recreation
U _

is going up. Where is the money
going to come from?" Ketring
"Let the county do their fair
share," Councilman Alphonso
"The city has voted to keep
recreation--why do you have to
keep coming back and saying give
it away?" audience member Walter
Bishop asked Ketring.
"I'll say what I've said all along.
We have to work options. Not
just one option, to give recreation
to the county," Feagle said.
"We've left it with our city
manager to get with the county
manager and come back to us with
some options...I'm just saying I
would like one of the options to
be turning over recreation,"
Ketring said.
"It's time to drop it," Feagle
"I think we need to let Mr.

Humphries (county manager) and
Mr. Brynes meet, bring back some
some options and we need to
move-on," former city council
member Shirley Scott said from
the audience.
"We've heard from the city
manager that the city doesn't have
the money it needs to maintain
these parks and fields. I did come
with some options, but I haven't
seen any from the city," (Mark)
Wentworth said.
"Obviously you weren't
listening," Feagle said.
"It's a losing battle,"
Wentworth said as he returned to
this seat.
Closing the discussion which
had lasted for nearly two hours-;
Councilnman Sylvester Harris
asked, "will the fields be ready for
"We're going to play ball,"
Brynes replied.

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Rebekah Mae Hill
Link and Judy Hill of Perry announce the birth of their daughter,
Rebekah Mae, on Jan. 28, 2005, at 1:10 p.m. in Tallahassee. She
weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 and three-quarters inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Geraldine Wilson and the late T.W. Wilson.
Paternal grandparents are Marie Hill and the late Riles L. Hill. Paternal
great grandfather is Curtis Whitfield.
She is welcomed by home a sister, Anna Marie, 2.

Cory Jacob Tillman
Stephen and April Tillman of Crawfordville announce the birth of their
son, Cory Jacob, on Dec. 7, 2004, at Tallahassee Community Hospital.
He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces.
Maternal grandparents are David Knight of Perry and Sandy Knight of
Perry, and Becky Stilwell of Tallahassee.
Paternal grandparents are Leon and Paulette Tillman of Tallahassee,
George Tillman of Perry and the late Leasie Blue.
He is welcomed home by brothers, Cody, 4, and Caleb 2.

Mitchell Perry Hill
Tyson and Juanita Hill of Perry announce the arrival of their son,
Mitchell Perry, on Feb. 5, 2005, at 1:30 a.m. in the Tallahassee Birth
He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, .and was 21 and one-half inches long.

Cara April Sadler, Luke Gavin Hill

On January 22

Sadler, Hill exchange

vows in Tallahassee
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Glover of Tallahassee, and Mrs. and Mrs. Mark Sadler
of Greensboro,-announce the marriage of their daughter, Cara April, to
Luke Gavin Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Hill of Tallahassee.
The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Burns Jr., of
Perry, Mrs. Betty Sadler of Biloxi, Miss., the late Thomas B. Sadler, and
Mrs;.Elsie Glover of Quincy. The groom is the grandson of Mr. John
Staples of Tallahassee, the late Jean Staples, Mrs. Willie Marie Hill of
Plant City and the late Charles Hill.
The bride and groom married in the First Baptist Church of Tallahassee
on Jan. 22, 2005, with the Rev. Donald F. Gerrell officiating. The
.reception followed at the church.
The matron of honor was Mrs. Anne Nelson of Bloomfield, Ind., and
the best man was the groom's brother, Tra% is Hill of Tallahassee
Senior bridesmaids were Heather Shirah, Kellie Willis, H)e Jin Yu,
Katie Love and Blair Staples. Junior bridesmaids were Terri Jo Glover
and Sarah Jean Coultas. Flower girls were Darby Staples and Emilie
Senior groomsmen were Ben Wilkinson, Billy Willis, Gray Sadler,
Luke-McRae and Jason Freeland. Junior groomsmen were Bryan Love
and John Charles Coultas.
The bride's book was attended by Francesca Prince and Wishing Bowl
photographs were taken by Case Prinde. The reception announcers were
John and Jay Taylor.
Family members attending the wedding were from Arkansas, Florida,
New Hampshire, and Virginia.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Maclay High School and 2001 graduate
*of Huntingdon College. She works for UCC Filing and Search Services.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Lincoln High School. He works for
Consolidated Deliveries and Logistics. The couple honeymooned in the
Bahamas and resides in Crawfordville.


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The Carter Twins, born Jan. 18
Adrianna Lee Carter
Addison McKay Carter
Jesica and Timmy Carter of Perry announce the birth of their twin
daughters, Adrianna Lee and Addison McKay, on Jan. 18, 2005. Adrianna
was born at 12:04 p.m., weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 17 and
one-quarter inches long. Addison was born at 12:05 p.m., weighed 4
pounds, 10 ounces, and was 17 and three-quarters inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Carol and Ronnie Morris of Perry. Maternal
great grandparents are Velma and Dewey O'Neal of Carrabelle and Ann and
Louie Morris of Carrabelle. Maternal great grandmother is Dora
Parramore of Mt. Pleasant.
Paternal grandparents are Eldon Carter of Perry and Kay Thompson of
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The children of Don and Norma Guenthner remind you of a 50th
wedding anniversary celebration honoring their parents on Sunday, Feb.
20, from 2 until 4 p.m. The event will be held in the home of Cal and
Janet Thomas at 306 Glenridge Road. The couple requests no presents
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STonye Yvette Knight, Kenny Koon

Knight, Koon plan March vows
Tonye Yvette Knight and Kenny Koon, both of Perry, announce their
engagement and approaching marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Dorsey and Margie Knight.
The groom-elect is the son of Goldie Ferguson and the late Kelly
Vows will be exchanged on March 12; other wedding details will be

"Taylor County Step Up!
Door GoOdy
p 1rize! Saturday, Feb. 19 Bags
9:30 am Walk from the Taylor County Courthouse to
'Dorsett Stadium
10:30 am-1:30 pm Dorsett Stadium Field Day/Health Fair
3:30 pm Steinhatchee Health Fair at Steinhatchee
Family Center
Don't miss out on this event and get ready to Step Up, Taylor!
For more information please call 584-5087, ext. 139

The Mission of Taylor County Health Department
is to promote and protect a healthy community
and environment for the citizens, families, and
visitors of Taylor County.
Family Planning/Birth Control
Well Child Checkup
Prenatal Care
Chronic & Acute Medical Care
Pregnancy Testing
Diabetes Control
School & Sports Physicals
Child & Adult Immunizations
Environmental Health Service
Healthy Start & MOMCare
HIV Testing and Counseling
School Health Services
Birth and Death Vital Records
Preventative Health Care and Information

County Health Deparlmnut.t

Same day scheduling
To make an appointment call:
584-5087 ext. 172. 174, 176
1215 North Peacock Avenue
We accept Medicaid, Medicare
and Insurance

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Road improvements continue

A road improvement project is
underway on U.S. 19 south of
Perry which will require one lane
to be closed for up to 24 hours at
a time beginning today
S(Wednesday), according to the
Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT).
The work involves pouring
concrete around some of the
drainage pipes under the roadway
and needs 24 hours for the
*concrete to set, said Gina
Busscher, project spokesperson.
There are six different locations
- and it will take about a week to

The road will be resurfaced from
the Steinhatchee River at the
Dixie County line to about eight
miles north (about a mile north of
Josh McCall Road). Prior to the
resurfacing, which is expected to
begin in the next two weeks, the
drainage pipes will be repaired and
brought up to the latest safety
requirements which requires all
culvert ends to be mitered or
Anderson Columbia Company
of Lake City is under contract to
the FDOT to do the work at a cost
of $5.7 million. The work began
Jan. 10 and should be finished by
this summer.

In addition to the resurfacing
and the drainage improvements,
some of the median crossovers
will be closed and grassed over.
The latest safety studies requires
the median openings to be spaced
further apart than what they were
originally when they were
installed. Turn lanes will be added
at all of the remaining median
openings or turnarounds. Also,
guardrails will be updated at all of
the bridges.
For more information on the
U.S. 19 resurfacing or the U.S.
221 resurfacing project also
underway in Taylor County, call
(800) 749-2967 or-.(386) 758-

Offender 'called me every day'

Continued from page 1
I:employed in law enforcement,"
Campbell added.
: It was 'also learned that Webb
Resigned his position with LCSO,
when an, internal investigation
determined that he had been.
"having sexual contact with young
"One of the five victims told
agents that Webb.had committed
sexual acts on him about 75
Times, beginning when he was 12
E.ahd continuing for-about two.
:. years."
::The investigation report also
. said that Webb, an avid fisherman
:.and hunter, may have parlayed the
trust of two single moms who
allowed their children to live with
-Webb, because "he felt the boys
S-needed a male role model."
-A LCSO report said Webb told
Salongtime friend, Danny Skipper,
thai he hadn't had inappropriate.
intactt with young boys in.more
: than a year. Skipper also said there
is no doubt in his mind, that
,.Webb was able to lure children
inio befriending him because he
I:was a deputy."
: According to the State
' Attorney's Office in Lee County,
:the statute of limitations ran
:out by the time the allegations in
:South Florida arose in 1998.
The same LCSQ report al ,satid
,that one victim told law
enforcement that Webb had begun
molesting him when he was the'
victim's Boy Scout Leader.
Another victim, who was 13 at
the time, said that Webb persuaded
himb to drink alcohol and showed

him photographs of people having
sex, which had been downloaded
from the internet.
I "He was very persistent about
me coming over all the time. It
just got to the point where he'd
call me every day and want me to
come over every day and he would
beep me all the time and it just
got tiring," the 13-year-old boy
told investigators with the LCSO.

"This was an intensive
investigation spanning over two
years and several .county
jurisdictions," Campbell said. "We
left no stone unturned, because
when it comes to children, nobody
is above the law. As a law
enforcement officer, it gives me
great satisfaction to be able to.
arrest someone who has hurt.


emphasis on healthy lifestyles, as
"All 67 counties will be holding.
events throughout the month of
February, with a banner being
passed from county line to county
line," she said.
"It's about more than the banner
though," she said. "It's about
finding new ways to improve our
fitness," she added.
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 Courthouse,
arriving on the town square at
9:30 a.m. with the state's banner.
After a brief ceremony, all who
gather there will be encouraged to
walk to Dorsett Stadium for a
health fair event including
nutrition information and a mini
field day for youth.
"We will have vehicles to pick
up whose who can't make the



Death rates for heart disease,
stroke and diabetes are higher in
Ta\ Ior County than the state death
rates for these diseases and the
Taylor County Health Department
wants everyone to know that there
is something we can do about it.
There are ways to help prevent
these conditions, including
maintaining a healthy weight,
exercising and getting enough
servings, of fruits and vegetables
Taylor County Health
Department (TCHD) and the
Florida Department of Health will
hold the 2nd Annual Step-Up,
Florida event on Feb. 19.
The purpose of this event is to
highlight ti b, importance of
physical aci\ Ii) in maintaining a
healthy weight, as well as
sho\\case the variety of fun
physical activity options which are
available in Taylor County.'
'IKristie Lutz, with. the TCHD,
said they are stepping up their



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After dark, the Relay For Life celebration will include a special
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to memorialize or honor loved ones. The bags will remain lighted
throughout the evening, symbolizing the event's belief that "Hope Lives
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special events ior children.
"Adults can learn from the
displays and food
demonstrations," she added.
Then a delegation will proceed
to Steinhatchee where the
Community Center will welcome'
participants. A health fair at 3:30
p.m. will' be showcased there,
before the group walks to the
bridge and canoes to the Dixie
County line, 'as the Step Up,

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Sign up for youth

baseball underway

10-under tryouts Feb. 16-17 i

The Babe Ruth Baseball 10 and
:under Bambino Minor League will
'hold tryouts and registration
February 16 and 17 at 5:30 p.m.
The league is for youngsters,
_ages 9 and 10, as of August 1,
: 2005.
Players must attend one of the
E-tryout dates and go through basic
baseball fundamentals. All
= participants should bring their

8-under league
The Babe Ruth Baseball 8 and
: :nder (pitching machine) Rookie
=I.League will hold tryouts and
; :registration February 21 and 22 at
: 5:30 p.m.
: The league is for youngsters,
-.ages 7 and 8, as of August 1,
Players' must attend one of the
.i tryout dates and go through basic
baseball fundamentals. All

T-ball league

SRegistration for the 5 and 6-
year-old T-ball league will be held
February 21-24 at 5:30 p.m. at the
SNorman Park sports complex on
E Julia Drive.
F Youngsters must be ages 5 or. 6

SGirls softball
SRegistration for the girls
Softball league will be held
:February 21-24 at 5:30 p.m. at the
Norman Park, sports complex on
Y, aJulia Drive.
: Youngsters must be ages 9-13

gloves and come dressed to play
Registration will be held at the
Norman Park baseball complex on
Julia Drive. The fee is $30 per
player. All who register by the
appropriate dates will be drafted
on to a team.
For more information contact
the City Recreation Department at

e Feb. 21-22
participants should bring their
gloves and come dressed to play
Registration will be held at the
Norman Park baseball complex on
Julia Drive. The fee is $30 per
player. All who register by the
appropriate dates will be drafted
on to a team.
For more information contact
the City Recreation Department at

Feb. 21-24,

as of August 1, 2005. The fee is
$30 per player.: ,
For more information. contact
the City Recreation Department at

Feb. 21-24

as of August 1, 2005. The fee is
$30 per player.
For more information, contact
the City Recreation Department at


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Feb 18 vs. Rickards 7 p.m.
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March 1 Madison Away 7 p.m.
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March17. NFC Home 6 p.m.
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April 8 Florida High Away 7 p.m.
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April 15 Wakulla Away 7 p.m.
April 18 Dixie Co. Away 7 p.m.
ril9 Rickards Home ., .mi.
April 22 Suwannee Away 7 p.m.
April 28 Godby Away 4 p.m.
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basketball team ran its record to
12-11 Friday after posting a 92-49
win over Jefferson County in its
regular season finale. The
Bulldogs were set to take on
Madison Tuesday night in the first
round of the district tournament
being played this week in
In the win over Jefferson,
Taylor County hit 15 three-

District runners-up
Members of the Taylor County High boys soccer team
prepare to defend a corner kick during recent action in the
district finals. The Bulldogs traveled to Pensacola Cathlolic
last Thursday for the first round of the state playoffs but fell
to the Crusaders 6-0. The team completed the 2004-2005
season with an impressive 14-8-2 record.

15-under tryouts in March

The Babe Ruth Baseball 15 and
tinder league will hold'tryouts and
registration March 22 and 23 at.
5:30 p.m.
The league is for youngsters,
ages 13 through 15, as of August
Players must attend one of the
tryout dates and go through basic
baseball fundamentals. All

participants should bring their
gloves and come dressed to play
SRegistration will be held at the
Loughridge Park Field on Hwy.
98. The fee is $30 per,player. All
who register by the appropriate
dates will be drafted on to a team.
For more information contact
the City Recreation Department at

7th annual

-Turkey banquet Saturday

,The Yellow Pine Drummers,
Perry's chapter of the Natioinal
Wild Turke\ Federation. will hold
its 7th annual hunting heritage
banquet Saturday, Feb. 19 at the
Perry Elks Lodge.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. with
dinner being served at 6 p.m.
During the banquet there will be

gun raffles, a silent auction and a
hunting equipment auction.
Banquet tickets, along with gun-
of-the-year and Jake gun-of-the-
year tickets will be sold prior to
the day of the banquet.
For more information, contact
Doug Bowden at.584-9185 or
Becky Strickland at 584-5293.



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pointers in the game and ran out to
a 60-32 halftime lead before
coasting through the second half.
Scoring for the 'Dogs were
Marquis. Ellis with 21 points;
Toney Powell 18, Genario
McNealy 15, Rick Williams 13,
Miguel Parga 7, Chad Ellis and
Jamal Beasley 4, Tradelvan
Whetsel 3 and Ja'baree Williams
and Dimitris Pigford, with two
points each.

Alumni team to face

Mayo here Saturday

The Taylor County High alumni
women's basketball team will be
hosting a game against the Mayo
alumni team on Saturday, Feb. 19,
beginning at 7 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
Halftime activities are also
being planned.
Members of the Taylor County
High alumni team (and graduation
year) include, Olisia Ingram

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(2002), Carol Wentworth (1988),
Cathy Goff, Tangela Thomas
(1987), Amy Glover (1987),
Jennifer Dowdell (1996), Manager
Pam Brown, Coach Darrell
Upshaw, Sondra Flowers (1988),
TaShunda Phelps (1999), Dorothy
Strawter (1989), NaTassia
Thomas (2002), Lakechia Bryant
(1994), TaSonya Johnson (2004)
and Manager LaUntrice Simmons.
Admission will be $2 for adults
and $1 for students. Drinks and
snacks will be available in the
concession stand.

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Looking for a Bible Study?

Steinhatchee Methodists fill calendar
Steinhatchee United Methodist Church has the following events slated
for the month of February:
On Monday, Feb. 21, the United Methodist Women will host a
luncheon before their meeting, gathering at noon.
On Saturday, Feb. 26, a community breakfast is planned at the church
"and all are welcome" at 9 a.m.
On Sunday, Feb. 27, the 11 a.m. worship service will be followed by a
covered dish dinner.
Need directions? The church is located on the Jena side of the river, by
,the traffic light on Highway 358.

Bible studies continue on Wednesdays
A Bible study focusing on "Strengthening the Inner Man" continues on
Wednesday nights at the Church of God of Prophecy located on North
Jefferson Street. The Rev. Roy Hardin is leading the series and
encourages interested persons to participate. Studies begin at 7 p.m.

Is this all there is?
"Life has a purpose beyond our daily routines and a life lived with
- purpose is one lived happily." That's the message from Rick Warren who

Cards of thanks

Our family wishes to extend our
::thanks to the many friends and
:,loved ones for the gifts of flowers,
::cards, food and visits during our
:time of loss.
Your generosity and caring
:.touched all our hearts and is very
.much appreciated.
We would like to give special
-:thanks to Pleasant Grove Baptist
.Church and Calvary Baptist
:Church for their support, and to
the caring staff at Burns Funeral
Home for their assistance during
this difficult time.
We would also like to recognize
the Taylor County Sheriff's


Emma O. Barnes
-Emma 0. Barnes, 96, died
Feb. 14, 2005, in Perry.
A native of Alexander City,
- ,AlaA-Mrs. .-Barnes lived in_.Jhe.
Cherry. Lake area until moving
to Perry in 1997. She was a
retired clerk from Farmers Home
Administration and a member of
Lakeside Baptist Church.
Survivors include: one son,
Donni Barnes III; five
grandchildren; 13 great

Department and the Perry Police
Department for arranging an honor
escort during the funeral services.
The Family of Ed Perryman

The, children of '"Rudy"
Borklund would like to thank all
of those who showed their love
and support by all the food,
flowers, thoughts and prayers
during our time of need. Thank
you and God bless everyone.
Lynn, Eddie, Billy, Charles and

grandchildren; and two great
great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home with
..... interment .following..at ..Cherr.y
Lake Cemetery in Madison.
Family members will receive
friends today, Feb. 16, from 5
until 9 p.m. at Beggs Funeral
Home, which is in charge of the
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wrote the bestselling book, "The Purpose-Driven Life." First
Presbyterian Church is using that book in its own 40 Days of Purpose
Campaign, and you're urged to participate. "Imagine the impact this
could have on our community!" Join the journey through March 20.
Call the church office (584-3826) for more details.

Episcopal church offers special services
Sister Veronica Ruth, OSA, will provide teaching about Christian
spirituality and prayer for both men and women on Sundays at 9 a.m. in
St. James Episcopal Church, located at 1100 W. Green St.

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She will also lead the Stations of the Cross during the Fridays of Lenl,
beginning at noon. The Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is: also
planned, and clergy will be available to hear confessions and provide
spiritual direction. For further information, please contact the church at

Youth stage yard sale Saturday
The youth ministry of Glorious Rain Church of God of Prophecy will
stage a yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 7 a.m. until noon
at 110 Maurice Linton Road, behind Buddy's Furniture Store.

Illemory of
'Banquet of Love' enjoyed r Loving
Joseph Williams
March 25, 1973 Feb. 16, 1997
By B.D. WILLIAMS home Saturday, Feb. 12, being wishes to extend their heartfelt w, 'm

Deacon Willie D. Knight of
Merina, Calif. spent some time
here visiting his sister and
brother-in-law, Mr. Leroy and
Mrs. Lillie Bell Goston. While
here he attended New Bethel
M. B. Church, taught Sunday
school and conducted devotional
services. He visited Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Clay Summers, Mrs.
B. D. Williams, the Calloway
family, the Blunt family and the
Montgomery family. He, the
Gastons and the Montgomerys
traveled to Jacksonville and
visited, with family and friends
there. He took his flight back

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wished a safe trip home by
family and friends.
Vivian Brannon, who died in
Ocala, was brought here
Monday for viewing at Trinity
Funeral Home and burial in
Springhill Cemetery.
The funeral services for
Princess W. M. Phailmore were
held Sunday in Holiness Church
in Live Oak. Mother Phailmore
was the mother of Mrs. Morris
Perkins, the First Lady of
Triumph Church Kingdom of
God in Christ in Perry. The
family of Princess Phailmore

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appreciation to every one for the
many deeds of kindness.

Deacon Ephraim Tillman' has
been discharged from Doctors'
Memorial Hospital in Perry and
is back home to the delight of
family and friends.
It was a grand time in New
Brooklyn Baptist Church
fellowship hall where they
presented the "Banquet of Love"
Saturday, Feb. 12. The speakers
were Ministers Kenneth and
Carmen Dennis. They were
enjoyable and the attendance
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A-8 The TaCO Times February 16, 2005

The Boyd Report: How can we fix SocialSecurity?


By Congressman ALLEN BOYD
For over 65 years, Social
Security has provided a vital floor
of protection for millions of
Americans. It has fulfilled the
promise announced by President
Franklin D. Roosevelt by
providing and assuring
generations of workers with
financial security after retirement.
For today's generation of retirees,
Social Security is strong, but
younger workers are
understandably concerned about
the future stability of Social
Security. The problem is simple:
With an aging population and
changing demographics, the
system is fiscally unsustainable
over the long term.
I approach the debate over
Social Security reform with two
assumptions: the importance of
Social Security in our society and
the- long term insolvency of the
program. Now is the time to
build a strong, workable and
comprehensive plan to save Social

Security for our children and
grandchildren. I have introduced
the Kolbe-Boyd Bipartisan
Retirement Security Act that puts
the Social Security program on a
path to permanent solvency and
With Social Security at the
forefront of domestic policy
discussions and a popular topic on
numerous news programs, there is
much confusion surrounding the
issue. While the President has
stated his commitment to reform
Social Security and embraced,
many of the principles in my
plan, the Kolbe-Boyd bill is not
the President's bill. I want to
clarify where I stand on this issue
by outlining the main provisions
of the Kolbe-Boyd bill-a bill I
believe in and will stand behind.
The Kolbe-Boyd bill does not
affect anyone 55 years of age or
older. While modernizing Social
Security is absolutely essential,
no plan should affect current
retirees or those nearing


(Continued from page 7)

Sable Rose Tuten
.. Sable Rose Tuten, 42, a
homemaker, dies Feb. 10, 2005,
in Perry.
A native of Madison County,
-Ms. Tuten had resided in Perry
since 1979. She was a member of
of Antioch Baptist Church and
worked part time for Perry
Newspapers, Inc.
Survivors include: her mother,
Rose Tuten of Perry; her
companion of 13 years,. Johnny
Bennett; two daughters, Misty
Mosley and. Joy Mosley; one
_brother, Paul Tuten of Perry; one
'sister, Debbie Faulkner of Perry;
.,one-granddaughter, Jada Cooper;
"and -a ,host of nieces and
---Graveside services were held

Sunday, Feb. 13,.at 2 p.m. at
Hendry Cemetery in Shady
Beggs Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.

John T. James
John T. James,. 55, a
commercial fisherman, died
Feb. 11, 2005, in. Madison.
A native of Panama City, he
had lived in Perry most of his
life. He was the son of the late
David S. and Ruth (Mallory)
James. Mr. James was a
Survivors include a brother,
Jerrell Cook of Perry, and a
sister, Allie Taylor of Vernon.
No services are planned at
this time.
Burns Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements.

retirement. The Social Security
program needs to be reformed so
that future generations can enjoy
the benefits of this invaluable
program, and therefore, only
future generations should feel the
effects of reform. We have a
moral obligation to protect the
benefits that have been promised
to current retirees, and our plan
recognizes this responsibility and
fulfills this promise.
The Kolbe-Boyd bill
strengthens the safety net for low-
income workers through a
minimum benefit provision. The
minimum benefit provision
enables low-income workers to do
better than under current law.
Under Kolbe-Boyd, no individual
who works a full career will have
to retire in poverty. An
individual who has worked for 40
years will be guaranteed a Social
Security benefit equal to 120
percent of the poverty level., A
low-incomre worker is defined as
anyone making $30,000 or less
annually, and the minimum
benefit provision allows these
workers to increase their
retirement income by more than
10 percent. This does not include
the money accumulated in
personal retirement accounts.
The Kolbe-Boyd bill allows
every American the opportunity to
control his or her own retirement
through the creation of voluntary
personal accounts. Younger
generations will be able to
contribute a small portion-of their
payroll taxes to personal accounts.
Under Kolbe-Boyd, younger
workers can direct 3 percent of the
first $10,000 of earnings and 2
percent of the remainder, up to the
taxable maximum. Workers. can
make additional voluntary
contributions of up to $5,000 a
year to their personal accounts,
and these voluntary contributions
would be after-tax.
The Kolbe-Boyd bill models
personal accounts after the Thrift
Savings Plan that most federal
employees enjoy today. If an

individual is hesitant about
investing his or her money, he or
she can keep all of it invested in
Treasury bills-the exact same way
current Social Security dollars are
invested today. For those who
want to earn a higher return, they
can invest in predetermined
investment options, again similar
to the current program for federal
employees. All workers will still
receive a defined benefit from
Social Security. In other words,
the savings accrued in the personal
account are in addition to the
Social Security benefits which
flow from the current program.
The Kolbe-Boyd bill expands
the savings opportunities for low-
income workers through personal
accounts. As their pennies are
stretched thin every month, many
low-income workers find it
difficult to save. The Kolbe-Boyd
plan provides a savings subsidy or
"match" for low-income workers

who make voluntary contributions
to their personal account. Any
qualified worker who makes a $1
voluntary contribution to his or
her personal account will receive a
government match of $150. The
government would match 50
percent for each additional dollar
up to $600 annually. Low-
income workers could designate
their Earned Income Tax Credit
refund for this purpose. This
means that for the first time,
many low-income workers will be
able to accumulate significant
accounts to pass on to their

By preserving the basic benefit
while also encouraging individual
responsibility, the Kolbe-Boyd
bill helps continue the great
American tradition of Social
Security. For all the adjustments
that are needed to stabilize Social
Security system for our children

Congressman Allen Boyd
and grandchildren, the most
expensive option of all is to deny
the obvious problems that keep
the system on its current
unsustainable path. As
discussions over Social Security
reform heat up in the coming
months, I want my constituents to
know where I stand on this issue,
understand the details of the
Kolbe-Boyd bill, and realize that I
will work to make Social Security
safe, strong and protected.

'Overwhelming requests' for cat traps

Taylor County Animal Control
has received several requests for
cat traps over the weeks.
"Due to the overwhelming
volume of requests it has been
impossible to meet all your needs.
We again suggest that if the
problem is one that cannot wait,
please go to the local feed stores
and purchase a trap. You can then
either bring the cat to the shelter
during regular shelter hours or call
our office to schedule an
appointment for pick-up from
your home. Please remember, if
you choose to do this, it can take
animal control up to 24 hours for
pick-up as this is a service that is
done in conjunction with our
regular' service requests,"
Coordinator Brianne Hoover said.
"'Be sure to keep the animal
protected while it awaits pick-up."
The shelter also extends thanks
to those who have adopted pets,

from the shelter, including rescue
animals of the month Faith, Grace
and Sophie.
Currently the shelter has-
poodle/terrier mix puppies which
will be available for adoption. in
about four weeks. The puppies'
mother will be available for
adoption once the puppies are

Also available are a Border
Collie/Blue Heeler male and one
male Hound dog.
Due to staffing schedules, the
shelter will be open only from 8-
10 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Appointments can still be made
by calling 838-3525 and officer
will contact you to schedule a

'Croppin' for a

4 Cure' planned

this weekend

Scripbookers and crafters are in\ ited to a "Croppin' for a Cure" fund-
raiser Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturdav. Feb. 26, at First United Methodist
Church Memorial Hall.
For reservations, contact Theresa Crawford at 838-3610. All proceeds
benefit the American Cancer Society s 2005 Relay for Life.

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Amvets Post 20, ladies auxilliary
and Sons of AMVETS meet 3rd
Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion, Steinhatchee
Post 291, fourth Tues. 8 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library; and another AA group who meets
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 noon
to 1 p.m.; 584-2146. Thursday at 6:30
for beginners meeting with regular
meeting at 7 p.m.
The Way: Christ centered recovery
group, meets on Fridays at 7 p.m. at
Serenity House on Hwy., 98 W., across
from BP Station. Open to alcoholics,
addicts, family members and friends.
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at First
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.
FAMU Alumni Chapter, second
Mon., 7 p.m., Jerkins Center.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123, meets
first and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
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
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., 10:30a.m., Taylor County Public
Lady Elks: .-econrd Thurs. 8 p.m.,
Elks'Lodge. i -
Main Street Perry: First Monday of
each' month, Perry/Taylor County:
Chamber of Commerce at noon.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and
third Fri. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd
ard 4th Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal grounds,
Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak
Hill Village on Woods Creek Road, 1st
Narcotics Anonymous: Wednesdays,
8 p.m., at 1260 W. Hwy. 98, at Serenity
House (dirt road across from BP Station).
These are open -meetings to those
interested in addiction. Call 223-0036.
NAACP: 2nd Sun., 6 p.m., New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church.
,National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Piine Drummers), holds open
monthly on first Thursday, Golden Corral,
7 p.m. 584-9185
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at
Joyce's Mainstreet Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: Palmetto Circle,
,2nd Mon., 7 p.m.; Pine Tree Circle, third
Wed., 10 a.m.
SPerry Elks Lodge: Tues., 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: 1st, 3rd Wed., 7
p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM, first and
third Monday-nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Woman's Club 2nd Wed:,,
noon (Sept. May; subject to change),.
Perry Shrine Club: 4th Thurs., 7 p.m..
(club house on Courtney Road)
Planning Board: 1st Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Republican Party of Taylor County:
To keep abreast ot Republican news, e-
mail Tommie Stanaland at
tstanaland@yahoo.com or call 584.8815
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at B. J.'s
Downtown Cafe.
School Board: 1st and 3rd Tues., 7
SHARE distribution': 4th Sat., 10 a.m.
Social Security: 'representatives, 2nd
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, courthouse
Sons of Confederate Veterans
meets fourth Tuesday at VFW Post on'
Center Street, 7 p.m. For location, call
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thurs.
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
3rd Wed. at 18820 Beach Road, 5 p.m.
Taylor County Task Force Against
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault: 4th
Wed., 12 noon at Joyce's Mainstreet

Taylor County Democratic Party
meets the third Monday, 7 p.m. at the
Golden Corral. Call 584-9656 or 584-
Taylor Development Council: 2nd
Wed. 4 p.m., at Chamber,
TTaylor County Development
Authority: 2nd Mon., 5 p m. at Chamber.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, 2nd Tues., 5:30
p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank..
Taylor County Historical Society:
3rd Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society
Taylor, County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: 2nd Sat., 10
a.m. Arena scaled on Bishop Blvd
Taylor County Leadersnip Uouncil:
2nd and 4th Friday 7 p m Jerkinr.


In Monteverde tournament

B-1 The Taco Times February 16, 2005

TCHS academic team places fourth

The Taylor County High School Academic Team placed fourth this past weekend at a
tournament held at Montverde Academy near Orlando. Pictured above are team members Rachel
Heartsfield, Tim Machula, Jordan Robertson, Gerard Massey, Megan Perry, and Caleb Reaves.

The Taylor County High
School academic team placed
fourth this past Saturday, Feb.
12, in a tournament at
Monteverde Academy near
Team members who traveled
were Rachel Heartsfield, Tim
Machula, Jordan Robertson,
Gerard Massey, Megan .Perry
and Caleb Reaves.
In six preliminary rounds, the
team went 5-1, defeating Chiles
B (280-100), Gainesville East
Side B (260-160), Branford B
(180-50), Gainesville East Side
C (230-100) and Vanguard (165-
110). Their lone loss was to
Hardee County, falling 165-130.
The top four teams continued
on to playoffs, with the Taylor
team seeded fourth behind
Ransom Everglades, Hardee and
East Side A.
In the semi-finals Taylor fell
to Ransom Everglades 255-110.'
The team then faced Hardee in
a rematch to determine third and

fourth place, where they lost
another close game 195-145.
Ransom Everglades finished in
first place, going undefeated for
the day, and East Side A placed
"I'm very proud of the team,"
Coach Mark Viola said. "The
format was very different from
what we're used" to, but they
didn't let that bother them. They
won some very convincing
games and the losses to Hardee'
really coUld have gone either
Next on the calendar for the
academic team is Taylor Bowl,
a tournament they host at the
high school, on Feb. 26.. On
March 12 they will travel to the
University of Florida to compete
in a National Academic
Quiz Tournaments state qualifier
for nationals. Their final regular'
season tournament will be the
Commissioners Academic
Challenge held at Disney World in

Capital City Bank eyes

expansion, purchases

Capital City Bank Group, Inc.
announced the signing of a
definitive agreement to acquire
First Alachua Banking
Corporation (FABC),
headquartered in Alachua.
FABC's wholly-owned
subsidiary, First National Bank of
Alachua (FNBA), has $229
million in assets, seven offices in
Alachua County and an eighth in
Hastings (located in St.,Johns
County). FABC also has a
mortgage lending office in
Gadifes ille and a financial ser ices

Subject to certain potential
adjustments, FABC shareowners
will receive $2,847.04 in cash and
71:176 shares of CCBG common
stock for each of the 10,186 shares
of FABC common stock issued
and outstanding. Based on Capital
City's closing market price on
NASDAQ of Feb. 2, this cash and
stock combination equaled
aggregate consideration of $58.2

The acquisition, which is
subject to regulatory approval, as
well as the approval of FABC
shareowners and other customary
closing conditions, is scheduled to
.close mid-year 2005. Excluding
one-time, merger-related expenses,
the transaction is expected to be
$.02 per share dilutive in 2005 and
$.01 to $.02 per share accretive in
Capital City Bank Group Inc.
President and Chief Executive
Officer William G. Smith Jr. said,
"First National Bank of Alachua
has a strong history of serving its
clients for more than 97 tears.
SWe will continue to build on the
strong legacy of community
service...and our commitment to
clients will only be enhanced by
the additional financial products
and services offered by Capital
The completion of this
acquisition marks a significant
expansion for Capital City in
North Central Florida. It will
increase the corporation's assets to
$2.6 billion.

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Glenda Hamby is shown with Kiwanian Charlton Knowles.

United Way needs

$31,000 for goal

Kiwanis publicist
Glenda Hamby, :acting
campaign associate for the United
Way oft the Big Bend, was guest
speaker at the Feb. 2 meeting of
the Perr\ Kiwanis Club, detailing
the work and focus of the United
Way and its impact on Taylor
County and the larger eight-county
area comprising the Big Bend.
The speaker emphasized that the
United Way is dedicated to
bringing people and resources
"together to find the best way to
address our community's most
pressing needs and to touch

human beings through service
programs which fill those needs.
She stressed the fact that this
year's campaign goal is $185,000
for Taylor County, just $3,000
above last year's receipts, yet, to
date, $31,000 is needed to achieve
this goal and a concerted effort is
underway to reach that sum in the
Next four months.
Hamby stated that 16 agencies
in Taylor County received funding
from the United Way and it is
estimated that over 8,000 of our
citizens have benefited in many
way, some life-saving, as a result
",,* Please see page 4

New customers and well-wishers gathered recently for the ribbon-cutting and grand opening
of By Faith Consignments, located at 106. E. Main, across from the courthouse.

'A Killing in Choctaw'

One-man play set at NFCC

North Florida I Community
College has unveiled events
celebrating Black History Month
for February 22 23.
Comedian, speaker and educator
Carl Raye will perform his one-
man, two-act play: "A Killing in
Choctaw: the Power, of
Forgiveness" at 6 p.m., on Feb.
22, at Van H. Priest Auditorium.
Carl Raye carried scars from
witnessing his father's brutal 1962
murder in segregated Choctaw,
County, Alabama. "It was a
white, man's retaliation for 18-
year-old Raye's having responded
to the man's questioning. by
saying 'yes' and 'no',instead of
'yes, sir' and 'no, sir,' which were
the customary responses when
addressing white people."
In a humorous, yet sometimes
serious and sophisticated manner,
Raye portrays witnessing the
murder of his father. "In a very
telling and thoughtful way, the
play describes how he eventually
arrived at a place of forgiveness
and healing."
Raye's spellbinding play was
adapted into a documentary by
Della Productions and released in
August 2004. Award winning
filmmaker Chike Nwoffiah, co-
founder and artistic director of the
celebrated Oriki Theater, directed
the production. HBO plans to air
the documentary sometime in
2005. Raye's appearance at
NFCC and FAMU are among his
last before the program airs.
On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Raye and
Dr. Tameka Hobbs, history
professor at Florida A&M
University, will conduct a
discussion on "Diversity, Race and
the Power of Forgiveness" at 10
a.m. in the NFCC Fine Arts
Auditorium. Events are open to
the public and without charge.
Raye will also present "A
Killing in Choctaw" at FAMU in
Tallahassee, Thursday, Feb. 24 at

6'p.m. in Lee Hall. Following the
performance, Raye and Hobbs will
lead a discussion on "Why do We
as African-Americans Hate
Ourselves?" These events are free
to the public.
Raye--engineer," comedian,
speaker, educator--graduated from
Alabama's Tuskegee Institute in
1967 with a BS degree in electrical
engineering and worked for years
in the aerospace industry. He
always had a yearning to perform
stand-up comedy so he took
comedy classes for two years and
headed to Hollywood. Four years
later he was working in comedy
clubs throughout the country. In
1989 he produced his own cable

television show, "The Carl Raye
Comedy Show." While working
the college circuit, he discovered
he had a talent for public speaking
and added motivational speaking to
his resume. "A Killing in.
Choctaw" sprang from these
Raye started a Youth
Opportunity Program in East Palo
Alto'in 1968 and now hosts tours
to Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCU). To date,.he
has chaperoned more than 2,00.0
students on HBCU tours. In 1988
he and his wife founded Courtland
Esteem School, a private school
"- Please see page 4

Hall of Famer
Taylor County resident Wayne Dunwoody met Hall of Fame
baseball player Johnny Bench, left, during the worldwide
network cabling conference held at the Gaylord Reso;jt in
Orlando Jan. 28. Bench was the featured speaker for the

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B-2 The Taco Times February 16, 2005

Social Security changes

prompt questions, letter

Dear Editor:
Is the whole story being told
about Social Security and the
Social Security Trust Fund? We
are being told that the Social
Security Trust Fund will run out
of money in the not-too-distant
Three separate articles on this
subject appeared in the Jan. 25,
2005, edition of the New York
Times on-line.
One article had the headline
"White House Looking for Ways
to Ease Opposition to Social
Security Overhaul." This article
Mentioned "...the issue of cutting
benefits to future retirees." And
Further that "...future benefits have
to be reduced in order to close a
: long-term financial gap that the
government estimates at roughly
.,$3.7 trillion over the \next 75
Another article had the headline
S"Backers of Gay Marriage Ban
.Use Social Security as Cudgel."
Here the article said "...it becomes
impossible for us to unite our
movement on an issue such as
Social Security privatization
where there are already deep
Then there are references to
Social Security in the article
"Budget Office Puts Deficit.at
$855 Billion Over 10. Years."
Perhaps the most important
statement here refers to
..revamping Social Security,
which could cost $1 trillion to $2
Again on Jan. 26, 2005, two
more articles appeared in the New
York Times online .on the.,
-.apparent deficit of the Social
;'Security Trust Fund.
One article had the headline,
";Senators Urge Bush to Sell
Overhaul of Social Security."
This article outlines one position
-being advocated on the U.S.
Senate side by the Senate Finance
Committee which has jurisdiction
oyer Social Security.
*;The other article, "Bush Aides
S-ay Budget Deficit Will Rise
-gain," presents the argument that
..the government would
Eventually save at least as much
imoney as it spends by lowering
t-.he cost of future benefits to
*Readers might be interested'in
a statement made by the
ionorable Mary Rose Oaker of'
SOhio in .the House of
Representatives. "-'The true
solution to our present dilemma
is to change the Federal budget
:deficit calculations to remove the
Social Security trust funds from
the deficit calculations. Only by
changing the deficit calculations
can we secure the trust fund
Reserves for 'future retirees. If,
instead, we vote to' retain the
''current deficit calculation, we are
allowing the robbery of dedicated.
.Social Security revenues to


123 S. Jefferson
Perry, Florid

In the Congressional Record-
House for Nov. 28, 1995, (pages
H13707-H13708) under the
BUDGET," Hon. Neil
Abercrombie of Hawaii asked:
"How is it possible for the


Speaker or anyone else presenting
the budget formula for the press,
for the American people, to say
that the budget is going to be
balanced if by the conference
report itself there is a $108 billion
deficit? Very simple. You take
-* Please see page 4

Letter applauds Boyd

Dear Editor:
Congressman Allen Boyd's
stand on "Saving Social Security"
is to be applauded.
It takes.a lot of guts to take on
the liberal Democrats in
Washington, D.C., who are bent
on opposing every program that
the Bush Administration
proposes. It does not matter that
the Social Security Program is on
a track to go belly-up in 15 to 20
years. It does'not matter that the
program the Bush Administration
is proposing is similar to the
program that federal civil service
workers have had for almost 20
What the Democrats donrot
want you to know is that the
Federal Employee Retirement
System (FERS) has been a great
success. The FERS system allows'
each employee to put a percentage
of their salary into an investment
account with the government
matching the employee's'
contribution up to a maximum
percentage. The "private accounts"
.are invested in a mix of securities,
the exact mix determined by the
employee. The best part of this
system is that the money. invested
belongs to the employee--the
government does not control it!

What you do not spend in
retirement can even be passed on
to your children or grandchildren.
The debate over Social Security
reform is not really about your
pension. It is about who controls
your pension. The Democrats are
using Social Security as they have
used other social programs. The
liberals Democrats want you to be.
dependent on them for your every
need. Need I remind you of the
debate over welfare reform that
took place during the nineties and
the dire predictions the Democrats
were expounding about what
would happen if the Republican
lead ,welfare reforms were
implemented? Well welfare reform
was implemented and the liberal
Democrats were proven wrong.
They will also be proven wrong
on. their opposition to Social
Security reform .
Let your voice be heard! Call.
Congressman Boyd's office (202-
224-3041) and applaud him for
his courage and leadership. Call
Senator Bill Nelson's office (202-
224-5274) and tell him to support
the Bush Plan to reform social
security. You may also remind
Senator Nelson that.he will be up
for re-e~ijon in a couple of \'ears
Floyd Ford
Keaton Beach

Soccer moms step forward

Dear Editor:
We do not like to see an'
innocent Iperson accused .of
things that he took no part in, so
we would like to step forward
and take the blame for our
actions. It seems that some are
tinder the wrong impression as to
who .organized the "soccer
moms" being in attendance at
the Jan. 27 recreation meeting
between the city and county..As
Perry Soccer Association (PSA)
representatives we mailed out
letters to all. 285 players' parents
asking them to come to the
meeting to express our need to
the county for soccer fields.
SIn a previous meeting, the
county entertained the idea of
proceeding forward with phase I
of the sports complex which
includes, soccer fields. .We
simply wanted a strong showing
that this is what PSA needs due,
to the fact that we have outgrown,
the facility at the Elks Lodge, If
it seems organized and planned.,


day, February 16, 2005


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well it'was, because that is how
we run our organization.

As far as the "baseball dads"
being there, it just so. happens
that the ones who were there
have kids who play soccer.
Oince the "dads". saw the city
brought: no options to discuss,
then' it \as time to address what
the city has in plans for getting
the baseball fields in.playing
condition because try-outs are
SAs far as "the many of" City
.Attorne\ Bill Blue's "kinfolk"
-(his wife and three children, and
their grandparents) being there,
well he received the. same letter
all 283 other soccer players'
parents received.
Soccer Mosnis
SKa' Parker
Carol Wentworth

Writer finds

city's attacks


Dear Editor:
I have been to several city
council meetings in Perry, but I
was appalled at the way last
Tuesday's meeting (Feb. 8) was
Never in my life have I seen
.such verbal attacks by a
chairperson on another council
member, to include the city
attorney, and pointing fingers.
: If this is the %wa% we conduct
our city meetings it's no wonder
we can't get anything
accomplished, especially in
solving our recreational
As for Mr. (Joe) Collins' appeal
to the city council expressing his
concerns about the chairperson's
character assassination of his
credibility to be on the Doctors'
Memorial Board of Directors, I
think an apology to him was in
order. If not by the council, at
least by the individual concerned.
Sincerely yours,
Bruce R, Foster




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Midweek Muddle
Midweek Muddle

Our hearts belonged

to Seymour


There Bettylin and I stood in -flip-flops
and faded denim shorts neathh the old
apple tree.
SPaying our last respects.
We were grieving for a turtle named
Seymour. He had served us well. He had
been our friend. Our ,slow but sure nature
study. Our link to'the watery world.
\Ve loved Seymour.
But one day...,
Life comes to an end, and suddenly
people remember us fondly. (It's a shame
to have to die in order to be well-liked.)
Seymour attained new popularity
through his death.
Although Bettylin and I were the only
ones who had much to do "with that
stupid old turtle" (a direct quote from the
insensitive boys :with whom we played),
when a funeral was planned, everybody.
wanted to attend.
"You never even liked him," said Bettylin
in her loud and hateful voice, as one hand
rested upon her hip and her toe tapped out
"Yeah," I said, always being the original;
"You called him a 'stupid old turtle,'"
said Bettylin with turtle tears welling in her
own eyes.
"Yeah," I said.
"And you',"" she said, bringing her
discourse to a crescendo, "you once tried
to kill him. Who knows, you might have
killed him this time."
"Yeah," I said, looking at her curiously.
Had grief, affected her mental processes?
Seymour died a natural death in his plastic
circular home with the pool.
"We didn't kill the stupid turtle," Sidney
insisted. "He probably died of being
"That's it," Bettylin said, grabbing the
closest clod of dirt she could find.
"Yeah,"I said.
After she returned from dirt-bombing our
arch enemy, I held this bereaved human
'mother's hand and told her just to ignore
those boys figuring they'd, probably die of
being stupid soon, too.
We had funeral arrangements to make.
They were elaborate.
For Seymour, as for no other, Bettylin
would part with the red plastic heart she
got on Valentine's Day--the kind that
comes filled with'conversatibn candy

hearts. .Seymour would rest in peace
within that plastic symbol of friendship,
knowing that his survivors enshrouded him
with love.
"What about music?" I asked. (This was
my first funeral.)
We sang "Jesus Loves Me" to Seymour
neathh the*.old apple tree. God's greatest
melodies find new meaning when sung
from the heart.
That day, we sang from our hearts.
Then we surrounded Seymour's little
green shell with cotton from all the aspirin
bottles in our two houses. And we buried
that red Valentine heart.
We made a small commemorative cross
from two popsicle sticks (which required
us to first eat the popsicles), held together
by a bit, of Elmer's glue. We wrote upon
them: "Seymour,. a good turtle"
accompanied by the date, June 12, 1963.
At the most solemn moment of the
ceremony, Sidney and his neighborhood
partner in crime, charged from behind the
hedge with primitive guns made from oak
limbs. "Seymour's dead,.and you two are
next," they bellowed.
."At a funeral!" I said in disgust, already
disenchanted with the shortcomings of
the human race.
"We're telling," was the final word as
Seymour's funeral entourage marched
through the poplar trees, around the
blooming mimosas and through the
fragrant sweet shrub to the back;
screened door.
For what must have been the 17th time
that day, we announced, "Those boys are
aggravatin' us again."
"Uhhmmm," my mother said, while
grating corn. "Just ignore them."
We felt obligated to lick our wounds--to
mourn Seymour's passing, and our own
misfortune of being left on this earth with
those boys, of all people.
It's a misfortune which we continued to
lament in the course of our growing up,
until, we wore chiffon at each other's
But we never lamented our times with
Seymour. He was as meaningful in life, as
he was inspirational in dying.
"Seymour, a good turtle."
Our hearts (and plastic one, too)
belonged to him.



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B-3 The Taco Times February 16. 2005

Small ads...big deals!!

Grandpa's Trash & Treasures. Tuesday-
Thursday, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Friday-
Saturday, 8 a.m. 2 p.m. Yard sale items.
Dishes, 100. Purses, 250. Winter wear, $1.
Fill a bag with clothes for $5. 1255 Hwy.
19 North across from the Shriners.
Moving Sale: Saturday, Feb. 19, 7 a.m.
until. Furniture, motorized Jeeps for
children (like new), household items, etc.
3849 Foley Cut-Off Road.

Auctions 3 times a week. Taylor County,
every Friday 6:30 p.m., 3 miles south of
Perry on Hwy. 19 next to Crews Marine.
Dixie County, every Tuesday and
Saturday 6 p.m., 3 miles south of Cross
City on Hwy. 19 at Old Drive In. We do
estate sales, bankruptcies, closeouts, big
or small. Now taking consignments. Third.
General Auction Service, 352-356-0721.
AB#2424. AU#2548.
This Friday at the auction: Dept. store
returns, 3 tool boxes, miter saws, air
compressors, table saw, Sears hand tools
and more, groceries, candies and other
misc. 3 miles south of Perry on Hwy. 19
next to Crews Marine.

M C L -

Somma soft-sided waterbed, has box
springs, liners, cylinders, and mattress
topper,.need to sell, make me an offer
Also: Imperial hair dryer with chair, $50
Call 843-3517.
Kellow Appliance Service In Home and
Shop Service. We carry a large selection
of new and used parts. We also sell
refurbished appliances. 1302 N. Jefferson
St. 584-7773.
Computer parts & accessories, many new
items, too many to list. $100 takes all.
578-2230 or 838-9670 (cell).
Oak fire wood, $40. 843-1460.
2/16-2/18 .

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).

Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath house for sale
by owner. Split plan, total living space
aprox. 1586 including finished garage.
Energy efficient, central heat and air. Nice
wooded area on both sides. On nice corner
lot convenient to shopping centers Call
850-223-2198 or 850-843-1979, leave,
message. Shown by appointment only
Price in mid 80's.

Individual interested in purchasing land
and/or houses from the smallest to the
largest. Cash for good deeds.
Confidential. 850-578-2280.

For rent! Office space for nonprofit
organization at 800 West Ash Street, site
of Taylor County Senior Services. Call
584-4924 for information.
2/3 bedroom, 1 bath,' shady nice front/back
yard, front and back porch "with deck.
Conveniently located in town. First/last,
security & references required. $600. 843-
1815, leave message,

For Basic to Market renters. 1, 2, or 3 BR
HC and Non HC accessible apartments.
HUD vouchers considered and rental
assistance may be available. Equal
Housing Opportunity. Office hours are
8:00-5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call 850-584-5668.
709 W. Church St., Perry, FL 32348. TDD

:Totally furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath apt.,
$160 per week + dep., mature working
couple preferred. Also: 1 furnished
sleeping room, $100 per week + deposit.
Call 838-1524+77 pin or 843-1267, leave
Boarded wanted in my house. 584-8045.
Southem Villas of Perry
'Looking For Applicants!
HUD vouchers accepted. 1 & 2 BR HC and
non-HC accessible apartments. Office
hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call
850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett
Rd., Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing

j *

1995 Chevy Lumina, super clean,
dependable, excellent condition body &
mechanically, A/C, P/B, P/S. Must see to
.appreciate. Clear title. Call 850-223-1780
or 850-843-1943.
1999 Chrysler LHS, loaded with
everything, leather, heated seats, all
power. Excellent condition. 50,800 miles.
,$10,500. 584-2230.

S195 Cadilac Coupe Deville. White, low
miles, this is' an excellent car. 584-6879
pin 4444.
2003 Yamaha V-Star Classic, 650cc, has
507 miles, $5,000 obo. 838-4962 or 838-
1999 Dodge'Grand Caravan SE, 112k
miles, clean, great condition, $5,250 obo.
838-2047, leave message.

1998 Chevy 1500 1/2 ton pickup, $4,995.
Call 5B4-7163 after 6 p.m.
,1993 Chevy Caprice, one owner, $3,800.
Call 584-3182.

2003 350 Warrior, garage kept, $3,200.
-Call Donny at 838-2480.


LOST: "Nasa." Female longish-haired
solid gray cat with a bushy tail. She is
small, but not a kitten. Last seen on 9/15.
if you see her, please call 584-5513 before
5 p.m. (ask for Mark) or 584-8807 after 5.
$100 reward.

Tired of just getting by? Start a second
income with internet business from home.
Our business has helped many just like
you. Risk free. Free training. Free
computer. 1-888-279-8322 ext. 92290.

Underground Utility Company seeking a
motivated laborer to complete an electrical
service crew. Travel in multi-county area
and returning to Perry nightly. Shovel work
is required. For information contact Ryan
Ramos at 352-302-7947, DFWP/EEO

We are looking for a motivated
and bright individual to fill the
position of
Document Control
& Configuration Manager
Salary: $15/hr
Competitive Benefits

Qualified Applicants
please fax
resume to (850) 838-2697
Advent Christian Village
658-JOBS (5627)
Certified Nursing Assistants! The Advent
Christian Village is looking for FT and PT
CNAs who want to give quality care.
Florida certification required. Great
working environment. Competitive salary.
Competitive benefits for FT positions
include health, denial, life, disability,
savings AFLAC supplemental policies,
Access to onsite daycare and fitness
facilities. EOE; Drug Free Workplace,
Criminal background checks required.
Apply in person at ACV Personnel
Department Mon thru Fri, 9:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m., Carter Village Hall, 10680 CR
136, Dowling Park, FL; fax resume to (386)
658-5160; or visit www.ACVillage.net.

AVON 2005 Sign-on Special! Only $5.
Limited time. Earn $300 bonus. Call Terrie
at 843-1285 or 584-8463.
2/11 tfTC
;We are looking for a personable and bright
Individual to fill the position of
Administrative Assistant
Pay: $8/hr, Competitive Benefits
Qualified Applicants please fax resume to
(850) 838-2697.

Woodridge Apartments
Immediate opening for
maintenancelgrounds person. Full time
w/benefits; basic plumbing, electrical, SR,
carpentry, & grounds equipment
maintenance necessary. Drug-free
workplace. Must have valid dr. license &
transportation. Some travel required. Apply
at rental office. 709 West Church St.,
Perry, FL. 850-584-5668. Equal
Opportunity Employer.,TDD/TTY 711.
Sea Hag Marina, a full-service marina
located in SteinhatChee, Florida, is
currently seeking to fill the following
Store Clerk: Individual must be self-
motivated, possess excellent verbal,
written and telephone skills. Must enjoy
working with people and be dependable as
well as punctual. Please apply in person
at 322 Riverside Drive. No phone calls
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.
i;21 rBC


OP & LPTA Positions
Advent Christian Village
658-JOBS (5627)
for Current Opportunities
PT PTA to assist with physical
therapy/physical rehabilitation and related
activities. Valid Florida PTA license
required. Prior experience preferred,
PT'OT to assist for long-term care facility.
Valid Florida OT license required. Prior
experience preferred.
EOE; Drug Free Workplace, Criminal
.background checks required. Apply in
person at ACV Personnel Department Mon
thru Fri, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Carter
Village Hall, 10680 CR 136, Dowling Park,
FL; fax resume to (386) 658-5160; or visit

Fiberglass workers needed for Cross City
airboat Freedomcraft. 352-498-0300.
Need mature lady to stay nights w/elderly
lady. Ref. req. 584-7366, leave message.
Advent Christian Village
658-JOBS for Current Opportunities
PT PTA to assist with physical
therapy/physical rehabilitation and related
activities. Florida PTA license required.
Prior experience preferred. EOE; Drug Free
Workplace. Criminal background
verification required. Apply in person at
ACV Personnel Department Mon thru Fri,
9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Carter Village
Hall, 10680 CR 136, Dowling Park, FL; fax
resume to (386)' 658-5160; or visit
2/3-2/16ACV ,
Madison Nursing Center
2481 W. US 90, Madison
RN/LPN FT 11 p.m. 7 a.m.
CNA's All Shifts


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bachelor's degree and 2 years full-time
experience working with adults
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Regular status rate: $10.75 per
hour/excellent benefits or
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hour/no benefits.
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584-CLEAN (


CASE NO: 04-578-CA
a Florida corporation,
NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuacnt-tto
an Order or a Final Judgment--of---
Foreclosure in the above-captioned:
action, I will sell the property situated in::
Taylor County, Florida, described as:
SUBDIVISION, a subdivision as per the
plat thereof filed at Plat Book 1, page
155, of the Public Records of Taylor
County, Florida,
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at the west entrance of
the Taylor County Courthouse In Perry,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 10th day of
March, AD, 2005.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this.-
Court this 1 day of February, 2005.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marti LaValle
As Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 358041
Gainesville, FL 32635
(352) 373-2598
Florida Bar No. 749753
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Administrator, 145 N.
Hernando St., PO Box 1569, Lake City, FL
32056, (386) 758-2163, within 2 working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-
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B-4 The.Taco Times February 16, 2005

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urdersigned intends to sell the personal
property described below to enforce a
lien Imposed on said property under The
Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes
(section 83.801-83.809).
The.undersigned will sell at public sale by
competitive bidding on the 19th day of
February 2005, at 10:00 am, on the
premises where said property has been
stored and which are located at Lock &
Key Mini Storage, 1309 S. Jefferson Street,
Perry, Florida, County of Taylor, State of
Florida, the following:
Ellen Tobin, Unit E-9 & 10, household
Rhonda Russell, Unit Al, household
Tronda James, Unit A18, household
Marilyn & William Garner, Unit C15,
household goods
Michael Ridgeway, Unit F79, household
Purchases must be paid for at the time
of purchase-in cash only. All purchased
units'sold as is where is and Items must
be removed and unit cleaned at the
'timeoof sale. Sale subject to cancellation
in:tfe event of settlement between
owner and obligated party.
Dated this 11th day of February, 2005.
2/1--2/16, 2/18

Your will take notice that the Board of
County Commissioners of Taylor County,
Florida, upon the petition of certain of
the:.'adjacent landowners to the
hereinafter described property, will at
6:15 P.M., on the 7th day of March, 2005,
consTder and determine whether the
County will vacate, abandon, close
and will renounce and disclaim any and
all right of the County and public In and
to all streets, thoroughfares and alleys
,which run over, upon or through the
.following described lots, blocks, pieces
or parcels of land owned by Henry E.
Garcia, being a parcel of land lying and
being In Taylor County, Florida, and
described as follows:
that: part of Second Street lying
between Block 83 and Block 98 in the
Steinhatchee Subdivision In Seclion 28
Township 9 South, Range 9 la:, laylor
County, Florida, being more particularly
described as follows:
Commence at the concrete
monument (#1093) marking the
:Neorheast Corner of Block 98 of the
-Steinhatchee Subdivision in Section 26,
-ownship 9 South, Range 9 East, Taylor
--eoanty, Florida for the Point of
-Crnlmencement; Thence S 01'27'26" E,
along the East Line of said Block 98 and-
Wesf Right-of-Way Line of said Second
Street East a distance of 65.03 feet to a
concrete monument (#1093) near the
bank of the Steinhatchee River; Thence
continue S 01'27'26" E along said East
Block'Line and West Right-of-Way Line a
distance of approximately 10 feet-to the
water's edge of said Stelnhatchee River
for the Point of Beginning; From said
Point of Beginning, run N 01'27'26" W,
along said West Right-of-Way Line, ah
distance of approximately 10 feet to the
said concrete monument near the
'"ank of said Steinhatchee River; Thence
continue N 01'27'24" W, along said West
*igri, :i..'/ Lirin; ad distdhce of 65.3
feet to the said concrete monument at
the-Northeast Corner of Block 98;
Thence continue N 01'27'26" W, along
said West Right of Way Line a distance
of 99.98 feet to a concrete Monument
(No: Identification) at the Southeast
Corner of Block 97; Thence continue N -
012-7'26" W, along, said West Right-of-
Wiy-Line, a distance of 46.16 feet'to the
concrete monument (#1093) at the
-South Right-of-Way Line of State Road
-#51; Thence S 86'29'27" E, along the said
-South Right-of-Way Line, a distance of
:40;3.1. feet tothe centerline of Second
-Street East; Thence S 01'26'48" E along
-said-enterline a distance of 40.66 feet;
-Thence N 8540'11" E a distance of 40.21
-feet to a 1/2" iron pipe and cap #1428
at the Southwest Corner of Block 84;
Thence run S 01'25'51" E, along the East
Right-of-Way Line, a distance of 99.87
feef to a 1/2" iron pipe (No
!dehnification) at the Northwest Corner
-of Block 83; Thence run S 01'23'57" E,
.long said East Right-of-Way Line, a
distance of 108.54 feet to a 1/2" iron pin
and'cap #3499 near the bank of the
siad- Steinhatchee River; Thence
continue S 01'23'57" E, along said East
.Right-of-Way Line a distance of
approximately 10 feet to the said
wat-er's edge of the Steinhatchee River;
Thience run Northwesterly, .along the said
water's edge, back to' the Point of
Containing 0.38 Acre, more or less.

,VIN'#1G4AW69Y5DH504576. VEHICLE

.File-No. 05-036-CP
ill rE ESiiiE OF
a'siIIOT, PIuj Walker,
:The."administration or the estate of
-William Rufus Walker, deceased, whose
daoe of death '.. a:C'c:.,cer 21,2004 File
:iNumber 05-036-CP is pending In the
:Circuit Court for Taylor County, Florida,
: Probate Division, the address of which Is
Probate Department, Clerk of the Circuit
-Court, 108 North Jefferson Street, Perry,
F.L .-32347. The names and addresses of
the curator- and the curator's air.:.rri,
are:.set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent cr.a inmei
-persons having claims or demands-
aogainst decedent's estate on whom a.
copy of this notice has been served must
- .filetheir claims with this Court WITHIN THE

Allother creditors of the decedent and
.other persons having claims or demnanar
:against decederit's estate nrru;i re me i
-claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
i-,e olae or ii Ii pruoiical, or, c- irt roii ce

Is February 9, 2005.
Attorney for Curator:
Michael P. Olivari
Florida Bar No. 0116734
Cobb & Cole
Post Office Box 2491
Daytona Beach, Florida 32115
Telephone: (386) 255-8171
Shelton Jerry Register
1820 E. Davis Walker Road
Perry, Florida 32348

Request for Proposal for the Provision of
Welfare Transition, Workforce
Investment Act, Food Stamp
Employment and Training and Wagner
Peyser Service
North Florida Workforce Development
Board, Inc. (NFWDB) is seeking qualified
service providers to provide a wide
range of services and activities to
include regional economic
development initiatives that serve
Welfare Transition (WT), Workforce
Investment Act (WIA), Food Stamp
Employment and Training (FSET) and
Wagner Peyser, (WP) customers with
multiple barriers emphasizing .job
placement and retention, academic
and technical skills and preventative
methods of welfare dependency
covered in State and ,Federal
regulations under WT, WIA, FSET and WP
programs. The RFP is the first step In the
selection process and designed to
provide Information necessary to meet
the criteria set by the NFWDB.'
Bidders must be able to- provide
services in existing Employment
Connections One-Stop locations to
eligible residents of Hamilton, Jefferson,
Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and
Taylor counties. -At the time of this
solicitation, the NFWDB estimates that
$1.5 million.is available for'the provision
of the services solicited with this RFP for
2005-2006. This dollar amount is given as
a planting figure only and does not
commit the NFWDB to contacting for
that amount,
The NFWDB welcomes and encourages
bidders to submit services designs that
are innovation and/or nontraditional In
their' approach.. NFWDB encourages
participation of Small Business Enterprises
(SBE), Minority Business Enterprises (MBE),
Women's Business Enterprises (WBE),
Community-Based Organizations '(CBO),
and' labor surplus area firms.
Governmental/ non-governmental
agencies and private entities are
eligible to receive grant funds under this
For a copy of the RFP contact: Paul
Wiggins, Contracts/Quality Assurance,
North Florida Workforce Development
Board, Inc., 400 West Base Street, 2nd
Flor, Madison, FL 32341, (850) 973-2672
(phone)/ (850) 973-6497 (fax) or go on
to www.nfwdb.org -> News and Events
-> News Section:
RFP Issue Date: Friday, February 11, 2005
MANDATORY Bidders' Conference:
Thursday, February 25, 2005 at 9:00 a.m..
Eastern Time
Proposals Due: Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Action Regarding Funding: April 19, 2005
Period of Performance: July 1, 2005 -
June 30, 2006
2/16, 2/18, 2/23

Melody Cox,
Grants Coordinator
(850) 838-3500-Ext. 9

CASE NO. 07-734-CA
GREEN TREE itERi, 111 G. LLC f/k/a
1400 lujrire D'i.e
Rapid City, SD 57703
THAT, pursuant to Plaiptiff's Final
Judgment Of Foreclosure and Re-
Establishment of Note entered in the
above-captioned action, I will sell the
property situated in Taylor County,
Florida, described as follows, to wit: '
SLot 8, Block "H", of Strickland's Landing
Subdivision, according to the map or
plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, '
Pages 180-A to 180-F, Pubic Records of
Taylor County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH that certain 2002 42 x 28
Springwood mobile home; 'VIN #N8-
at public Sale, to the highest 'and best
bidder, for cash at the Taylor County
Courthouse, Perry, Florida,.
at 11:00 a.m., on the 1st day of, March,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Marti LaVatle,
Deputy Clerk'
2/9, 2/16 .

Notice is hereby given to Deanna
Harding Clausey, unless storage fees
are paid or, 1987 Olds
I i .-i .; C'.:.'i 35. H I 3H 3'j2 8' to Collins
A ui' Cerner 503 N, Maln St., Chiefland,
FL 0 merr nar.:s lear, .-.ill be placed on
the automobile.

,rj .ruD O,' tL':P COUNTY, FLORIDA
1' : .'O B i41E D I.'.rSl Il
Ca3e ro1 0 5.05 CP
In Re: The Estate of
The administration of the estate of
AMELIA P. McGROARTY, deceased,
whose date of death was November 6,
2004; File Number 05-075-CP is pending
in the Circuit Court for Taylor County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which Is Post Office Box 620, Perry,
Florida 32348. The names and


Dear Editor:
I am a Rotarian, a rather
juvenile one at best. I have been a
member of our local Rotary Club
for the past two years now, and I
am just now getting a feel for
what Rotary is all about. The.
more I learn, the more proud I
become to be a part of this club
and the people in it.
Since the Rotary Club was
founded in 1923 here in Perry, we
have established a history of
service to this community. Not
only does our local Rotary Club
volunteer for many local civic
organizations, but the club as a
whole contributes to local
scholarships, the local Boys &
Girls Club, the Chamber of
Commerce, Taylor County United
'Way, March of Dimes
WalkAmerica, American Cancer
Society Relay for Life 'and
sponsors the annual RYLA
(Rotary Youth Leadership Award)
Camp and Rotary Summer Camp
for disabled children in North
Florida the district.
Rotary is one of the lead
organizations fighting against
polio. Rotary has. donated
billions of dollars worldwide and
has contributed to reducing the
number of cases of polio since
1988 by 99 percent. Their efforts
have ensured that three of six
regions of the world of are free of
the wild polio virus, virtually
eliminating one of the three types
of the virus since 1999. -That's
surely something to proud of, but
it doesn't stop there. Rotary as a
whole, wishes to focus on the
fight against polio until the world
is completely certified polio free.
Until that happens, the fight
Rotary (and I mean over 166
countries of Rotary Clubs with
over 1.2 million members) is
celebrating 100 years of Rotary
fellowship and service, which in
my book warrants a great cause for
celebration. We are celebrating
our success towards achieving a
polio free world, Rotary's gift to
the children of the world and all
children to come. We will
celebrate a century of growth and
expansion within all the countries
around the world. And, we will
celebrate the warm Rotarian
fellowship that inspires our
service and fuels our dedication.
On behalf of my Rotary Club I
am. calling on ,you, our
community to celebrate Rotary
with us. Our decades of service
throughout the world have
revealed to us the magnitude of
human need in a world
encountered by natural disasters,
frightening new diseases and
violent conflicts. We know that
millions of illiterate, unskilled
people continue to be trapped in a
frustrating cycle of poverty, we
have witnessed the suffering that
exists in places. with too few
doctors and hospitals, and we
recognize that basic needs like
food and water remain out of reach
for far too many. One of the ways
we plan to celebrate Rotary is to
address these needs using the
weight of our hundred years of
experience. Celebrating Rotary is
about putting "Service Above
Self," which means helping

addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
reprdsentatlveis attorney ore set forth
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice has been served,
must file their claims with this court
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedents estate
must file their claims with this court
The date of first publication of this notice
is: FEBRUARY 9, 2005.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 169621
P.O. Drawer 579
Perry, Florida 32348
Telephone: (850) 584-3812
Fax: (850) 584-7148
Personal Representative
215 E. Veterans Drive

Perry, Florida 32347
2/9, 2/16

people we may never meet in a
place we may never visit.
For those of you who do not
know, Rotary's early beginnings
were in a Chicago mining
engineer's office in 1905. That is
where Rotary began 100 years ago
this year. None of the four men
gathered there on that cold
February evening could have
predicted that these meetings
would continue to occur regularly-
-let alone that 31,000 clubs would
be meeting 100 years later. Paul
Harris, Silvestor Schiele, Gustav

Loehr and Hiram Shorey did not
realize they were forming the first
service club and launching a.
movement that would captivate,
the minds and hearts of so many
others throughout the 20th
century. Like the early founders;
Rotarians don't always know what
positive impact their actions will
have, but 100 years of service
clearly demonstrates our enormous
potential for doing good in the
So join us in celebrating what-
Rotary has done for -this"

community and the world, and
what it will continue to do for the
next 100 years in the future. I
will close with a quote from a
former Rotarian President Mr.
Almon Roth in July 1930, "Our
success or failure will not depend
upon the machinery of Rotary or
.its physical growth, but upon the
extent to which Rotary's ideals or
objectives are translated into
positive, tangible results in
personal, business, community,
and international life. We shall be
known for our works."
Dawn Taylor

SS Trust Fund 'has been looted'
:. -.*.* i.. ';;- !' ** ." iq "

Continued from page B-1

$115 billion from Social Security,.
from the trust fund, and wonder
of wonders, you come up with a
$10 billion surplus." He said
further 'that "...the average
family...has no idea that Social
Security is being attacked..." and
that "... we are raiding the Social
Security Trust Fund to mask the
deficit that will actually exist in
It appears that the Social
Security Trust Fund has been
raided by the Federal Government
for the past twenty years. If'the
Federal Government repaid the
IOUs for the money it has
withdrawn from the Social
Security Trust Fund. there would
be quite enough money for all,
retirees for many years.
The so-called "long term
financing problem" exists only
because the Social Security.Trust
Fund has been used by the Federal
Government as its private bank.
Somehow Congress needs to
rectify this situation. The Social
Security TrUst Fund was built up
through compulsory taxes paid by
all wage earners. According to its
purpose, it should be used only to v
provide a soft cushion' for these
same people to fall back on when
they retired. Compulsory taxation
that we were told \was to save for
our future retirement appears to
have been changed to taxation for .
the Federal Government to spend
as it wishes, so forget about it
being available when you need it.:
Ask your Congressional
Senators and Representatives to
explain how the Social Security
Trust Fund has been looted for the
.past twenty years, and what can be
done beginning now to replace the
looted money so that the full
Social Security benefits that you.
paid for actually become available .
to you when you retire.
Perhaps false pretenses are being
used to cheat us out of what we've
paid for throughout our working
lives. Perhaps we are being misled
by our elected representatives.

Maybe our elected representatives
don't know about the raiding of
Social Security. Perhaps the
residents of Perry and Taylor
County should let their elected
representatives know how the
Social Security Trust Fund ha

Fixing Socie
; ,' 1. .

Dear Editor:
There is a great debate going on
in Congress at this historic time
in our nation regarding our Social
Security system and how to' "flx
it." .
There is no doubt that there is A
major problem, and rather than
wait until the problem occurs, our
president has ventured into
proposing to the American people
possible solutions to be addressed
now and solutions to be decided
upon now--not in the future when
it will be too late. Social Security
will not last--of that we can be
certain. The following research
confirms what the president has
been telling us. : '
In any debate or discussion, the
first question that needs to be
answered is whether or not there is
a problem.
According to a recent
CNN/Gallup poll (Feb 4-6), 72
percent of Americans think Social
Security faces a crisis or has major
A Washington Post/Kaiser
Foundation/Harvard University
poll (Feb 3-6) found that "'3
percent believed the same and in a
recent Harris Poll, 89 percent of
the public supports reforms to the
Social Security system.
As the president has beguni
talking to the public about
whether or not there is a problem
and reform is needed, we--the
American voters--have seen in poll
after poll, the answer is. a.--
resounding "yes."
According to a Voter Consumer
Research poll (Jan 23-25),
widespread support is seen among
traditional swing voters and non-

Writer opposes pipeline
P pip

Dear Editor: '
Re: ".Buckeye Permit Back On
My mother always said, "You
made the mess; you clean it up!
Don't leave it for someone else to
do." Sound reasoning?
Buckeye has made the mess; let
them clean it ip. If, indeed, they
It wasn't enough that they
polluted the Fenholloway River
and much of the surrounding-
environment. Now, they will just
run a 15-mile pipeline into the
Gulf of Mexico. They want to
"reach out" to others with their
True fact: salt water needs clear
water, not polluted water. For.
even the Gulf and the oceans are
fed by hundreds of clear springs
from our many rivers. This.
keeps our coastal lands from.:.
turning into brine. Otherwise,
nothing will grow; nothing will
live, vegetation or wildlife.
Pollution is especially bad for
human life. That's the way God
made it. Don't upset the nature of
things, oui elements.
I quote -from your article,
"Buckeye discharges millions of
gallons of treated water daily into
the upper Fenholloway River."
So they plan to change the
discharge point via a 15-mile

tidal, waters (the Gulf), it would
substantially "reduce" th'b,
"impact.' whatha?
Go for it! Give them the whole
Gulf of Mexico and all the lands;
and rivers to pollute! Whoa.
What is wrong with youd,
people? First, we are up to our
necks fighting off missiles---now :
this! As I have said about the
missiles on our doorsteps. "''ll
fight it tooth and nail;". They are',
bound and determined; they'll'get:
us one way or another.
Listen, we do not have to bow
down to people who wear the
cloaks .of Good Samaritans,
bribing us with gifts. We don't
owe anyone. anything-- o:or
environment or our way of life.
We must stand our ground on this
issue and others. We must
preserve what is rightfully ours for
future generations to come. :We'i
have to do this! -

I don't know what ihey plan to
do here. But let them clean it up!
For the 15-mile pipeline. We
are not a "missile target" '-r a
sewerage dump. They are not to
leave us with this stench to clean
I realize speaking my mind will
lose friendships, but I'm not afraid
to do whit I think is right. Speak
Elizabeth Sadler

been raided, and further, that they
don't like their Social Security tax
payments being being used for
purposes other than for their own
Rhea S. Das

LI Security...

. Republicans.
Our president is seeking to
work with Congress to find the
most effective combination of
reforms. He believes that we must
reform Social Security now and
work with Congress on a plan for
the retirement security of today's
children and young people, which
naturally is much more vital than
bipartisan politics.
:The promise he has made to the
American people is that Social
Security system for retirees in our
present time is sound and the
system will be strengthened under
his leadership for future
generations. I am asking our
representatives in Congress to put
aside any personal agendas and
work with our president to
strengthen Social Security.
A. J. Burch

'Exceed goal!'

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of. the monetary contributions
which are supplied. through fund-
raising efforts. She added that the
Big end office is responsible for
allocating funds for 39 agencies,
More than double the Taylor
County number.
The speaker assured the group
that.one's gift to the United Way
provides needed service and care,
with only a small portion going
toward administrative costs and
that hundreds of hours of time
contributions are provided at no
:cost to.the program.
She emphasized that the people
in our county decide on how the
community's dollars will be
invested and she added that the
financial needs of services in
Taylor County are somewhat in
excess of the $185,000 goal hoped
to be met locally and these
additional requirements are
Supplied by the United Way of the
Big Bend.
She added that this places even
more emphasis upon the need for
meeting,. or better yet, exceeding
our established goal.

Churches, schools

urged to attend

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for African American children
grades one through six.
Raye has performed "A Killing
in Choctaw" live nearly 100 times
at theaters, churches, colleges,
:museums and other venues
throughout the United States.
The NFCC African-American
Student Union and FAMU are co-
sponsoring Raye's appearances at
NFCC and FAMU through a grant
from the Florida Humanities
Council and the National
Endowment for the Humanities.
NFCC encourages church and
school groups to attend. For
information, contact instructor
Andrea Oliver, 850-973-1635 or
email olivera@nfcc.edu.

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