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Title: Taco times
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Language: English
Publisher: Perry Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Perry Fla
Creation Date: March 23, 2005
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March 23, 2005 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 44th Year, No. 12



Seniors invited
to Easter egg
hunt Thursday
Taylor County Senior Services is
sponsoring an Easter celebration
Thursday, March 24, from 11 a m to 1
An Easter egg hunt is planned for
senior citizens and lunch will be
served during the festivities The event
will be held at the Senior Services
Center (formerly Gladys Morse
Elementary School) on West Ash
For more information or to make a
Donation, please call 584-4924

Early dismissal
slated Thursday
Parents are reminded that Spring
SBreak for all Taylor County students
begins with early dismissal Thursday,
March 24.
SClasses resume Monday, April 4

Masons host
annual Easter
egg hunt
Perry Masonic Lodge 187 will hold
:its annual Easter Egg Hunt and picnic
Sunday, March 27, at Loughridge
Park. starting at 3 p.m
Worshipful Master Eric Jones and
SeniorWarden Moncref Ervin invite
everyone to join them for an afternoon
- of fun and fellowship.

-set forSaturday
The Humane Society of Taylor
County will hold an Adopt-A-Thon
-Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 2
The event will be held at Perry
Buildings on Hampton Springs Avenue
S(next to Julia's).
Currently, the society has six
Puppies, three grown dogs and two
S cats available for adoption.

Hibiscus sale
S .:planned April'2
S AMVETS Post 20 will hold its
i annual hibiscus sale Saturday, April 2.
:from 7 a.m to 2 p.m., at the post
building on Woods Creek Road.
The fund-raiser will be held in
conjunction with the. monthly
community yard sale hosted by the
The multi-colored hibiscus
(available in three gallon pots) will be
sold for $12 for individual plant and
.$.20 for two.
S'To reserve a space atthe yard sale,
contact Mark Viola at 584-5513 or

School board to
hold legal meeting
The Taylor County School Board
Swill hold a legal meeting prior to its
Regular meeting Tuesday, April 5.
The legal meeting is closed to the
Public and will begin at 6 p.m.
: The regular meeting, which is open
.to the public, begins at 7 p.m.

S Meeting
Due to lack of business requiring
action, Chairman Eddie Martin has
authorized the cancellation of the
March 24 meeting of the North Central
Florida Regional Planning Council.
The next meeting of the council will
be held April 28 in Lake City.


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

Assurance from 4-star general

No missile range

here, Boyd says:


i .. -

The Taylor County Joint Drug Task Force brought its total of drug arrests this year to
33 by "taking down" Calvin "Dank" Johnson arid Freddie Lee Johnson last weekend. TQSO
lnv. Dewayne Bratcher said that during the arrests, .22- bags of cocaine,12 bags of mar
ijuana and $555 were seized.

Task Force nets 2 arrests,

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ha3e been arrested and 22 bajg of
cocaine and 12 bags of marijujna
seized altcr th. Tjalur COunit',
Joint Drug Task Furce IJTFI

Join the fight!



Teams are the backbone of :
successful Relay for Life...and
according to Team
Development Charrperson
Susan Nelson, more teams are
needed for Taylor County's
annual eent.
"As of now. we have 18 teams

conducted another sting last
According to Perry Police
-Department Det: Mike Anderson,;
confidential informant'w e're ei% en
monev and wired for sound before
thei, were sent out to make
controlled drug buys from Freddie
SJohnson, 28, Calvin "Dank"
Johnson, 39, and another suspect
w hi is 19 years old.
.-Aderson said his undercover
agents made buys from all three,
which were witnessed and

A team consisting of PPD Ptl.
Michael Franklin, Ptl. Gina
Deeson, Ptl. Paul.Sunderland and
Ta)lor County Sheriffs Office JTF
Inv. Dewayne Bratcher, began
surveillance of the three suspects t6
make the arrests.
"Calvin Johnson was targeted
first," Anderson said. "We
followed'him to his residence on
42th Street, where he was arrested
as he pulled' into his driveway.
0.* Please see page 2.

Congressman Allen Boyd made
a stop in Perry Monday to hold a
town hall meeting on Social
Security, but that topic soon took a-
back seat to another one--the
missile/bombing range.
Earle Greene, spokesperson for
the group opposing the missile
range, addressed Boyd about their
"We have a cross-section of
people here who want to help stop
this thing in its tracks. A bombing
range -i& just simply' not. conducive
to the vision of Taylor County and
its citizens," he said.
"We also realize that the
potential for this thing to happen is
still out there. Mr. Manclark (of the
U.S. Air Force), said earlier that
the $2.5 'million originally
scheduled to be used here for an
,environmental impact study for the
proposed missile range, was to be
re-assigned, but we're hearing
something different.
"We want some kind of
guarantee that the Taylor County
nature coast will not be turned into
a bombing range.
"We represent 75 percent of this
county--the percentage who voted
against it. We want every official,
whether they be city, county, state
. or federal to know that the will of
the people is to not have a bombing
range come to our county," Greene
Boyd assured the audience that
this would not happen.
"I do not want anyone here to
think that the nature coast will be
turned into.i bombing range ..
"I took your message to the head
man over the Air Force, and I have
been assured by a four-star general
that there is no need to worry,"
Boyd said.
"I want everyone to take that
message at face value. I also want
you guys to stay alert to everything
that happens and stay vigilant--but
do not worry," he added.
Greene told Boyd that the

group had petitioned the county
commission to adopt a-
comprehensive plan which would
prohibit military missile/bombingf
ranges here, but the commission:
..* Please see page 3


'testy' at


Taylor County Middle School
Principal Paul Dyal is standing hisi-
ground amid allegations that-.:
selected questions on the recently
completed Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT), were
included in practice materials
students used at the school prior to_._
taking the test.
Dyal said he received a call from
Taylor County Elementary School
Assistant Principal Vince Verges,
(the day after the math portion o
the test was given), reporting that
student said a question on the test ,
was included on materials *.
practiced in class before the
"I assured. him there were no
improprieties in my staff giving
the test and that no security had
been breached before, during or:
after giving the test,"'Dyal said.
"We conduct a very thorough
and organized, test prep, where we-
work extensively with the kids to
give them the confidence to do
well on the test.
"We work smart in our reviews.
Every student receives the same
Please see page 5 5

Converge in Perry for seminar

K-9s take bite out of crime

registered, Nelson said. "If you Nearly 100 K-9 law,
are out there raising money but enforcement teams will take part
haven't registered your team. in the third annual K-9 Training &
now is the time." Problem .Solving Seminar hosted
The American Cancer Society by .American Aluminum March
Relay for Life is an 18-hour 29-April 1.
team fundraismg event where Beginning Monday, teams from
participants walk around a track across the Southeast--iricluding
relay style and. camp out Alabama, Georgia, Florida and
overnight. Teams of cancer- North Carolina--will begin
fighting enthusiasts will gather arriving for four days of intensive
at the Taylor County High hands-on exercises and training.
School track on April 15-16 to On Thursday, March 31, the
show their support and K-9s and their handlers will
dedication to fighting this present a free public
disease. demonstration of their skills at
.-* Please see page 2 Dorsett Stadium, beginning at 6

Candidates could register in April

Council may amend

city election policies

Prospecti e candidates for the upcoming city elections may declare their
candidacy as early as ne\[ month, if the Perry City Council adopts a new
amendment addressing election dates and qualifications.
Council members were to consider the amended proposal during their
regular Tuesda\ night meeting. March 22.
An early draft of the ordinance came under fire from leaders in the
Afiican-American community who challenged the deletion of a "six
months residency" requirement.
The council opted to keep the residency requirement in the election
amendment and directed Cit\ Attorney Bill Blue to re-write the draft.
The latest proposal calls for extending the qualifying dates for
candidates from "not less than 30 n'-or more than 45 days prior to the date
of election" to "not less than 46 days nor more than.50 days prior to the
date of election
It also moves ciny elections forward one month, from the second
Tuesday in July to the .ccond Tucndayy in June, and pushes back the date
for a run-off election iit needed)i 1 he second Tuesday in August.
Please see page 2

"The event is free and open to
the public. We encourage parents
to bring, their children and enjoy
the show," American Aluminum's
Laura Albritton.said.
A special portion of the program
will be dedicated to child safety
tips, especially as related to child
abduction, Albritton noted.
"We will also have an I.D. booth
for children and will have special

handouts and other materials
provided by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement,"
she said.
Taylor County's own K-9 team,
Deputy Harper Gibson and K-9
partner Jeremiah, will be featured
in the demonstration, along with
members of the local Florida Fish
& Wildlife Commission (FWC)
department- and the State Fire

Marshall's Office.
The event will also include a
special on-field presentation of all
K-9 teams taking part in the week-
long seminar. Children and
families will be able to visit with
the handlers and dogs at the end of
the demonstration.
American Aluminum has
Please see page 3.

Editorial...page B-2
Classifieds...page B-4

: :

Racing cars clocked at

99 mph

Two Tallahassee men were
arrested Sunday, after Florida
Highway Patrol Trp. Brian Lundy
caught them racing as they were
leaving the Perry city limits, at
speeds approaching 100 mph.
"I was southbound on U. 'S.
Hwy. 19, when I saw a small red


Tuesday fire
-The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire which occurred at a residence on Union Street Tuesday morning.
No one was home at the time of the fire, which apparently originated with the living room couch. While smoke filled the
interior of the home and wafted out from the roof, no major structure damage was reported. Responding to the emergency
call were city firefighters Capt. Jimmy Smith, Robby Moon and R.B. Lee. They were joined by Cliff Suber and Chad
Arendale of county fire/rescue. Perry Police Department units helped in securing the scene. .

Six dealers 'targeted
.... _,. o e ._._

Continued from page 1

When searched, officers found a
bag of marijuana and a bag of

powder cocaine on him."
"We then set-up on Freddie
Johnson," said Bratcher, "and later
found him at the 98 Bar, We
watched him until he left. When

'Timeline given for

election amendment

Continued from page 1

SContacted Tu'esday, Supervisor of Elections Molly Lilliott--whose
office has traditionally handled the election process for the cii --said she
was unsure of the impact the changes would have.
"It is up to the city council to decide on the qualifying dates and
deadlines." she said.
SCity Manager Bill Brynes said Lilliott's office would continue to handle
Candidate registration, as has been done in the past.
Also detailed in the proposed amendment was a timeline tracking how
Sthe changes came about:
"In 2004 the dates for elections set forth in the'City Charter did not,
provide sufficient time for candidates to contest the results of a primary
election before conducting a run-off election: and
"On Feb. 8. 2005, the City Council rejected the idea of moving the
dates of city elections to coincide with count', state and federal elections
Because of objections from the minority community that changing the
dates of the elections to coincide with county, state and federal elections
would also require the City Council to mo\e its city district lines to
Coincide ith county district lines within the city limits and thus make.
one of the now existing minority di.sricts a district with a majority of
white N others instead of black voters: jnd
"On March 8. 2005. the City Council rejected the idea of changing the
residents requirements for candidates under the Charter to match the
residency requirements under state law because of objections from the
- minority community that such change-s would change the elections from
single member districts to at-large e\en though the ordinance specifically.
specified otherwise."

Freddie was stopped a short time
later, he was found to be in
possession of 21 bags of cocaine,
11 bags of marijuana and $555 in
The drugs and money were
seized, and both Johnsons were
arrested and taken to the Taylor
County Jail, where they were
charged with possession of
cannabis with intent to sell,
possession of cocaine with intent
to sell and possession of cocaine.
According to Anderson and
Bratcher, these arrests bring the
total of drug arrests during the new
fiscal year to 33.
"That number is going to rise
by six." said Anderson. "and very
soon. We have warrants on six
more drug dealers and we're going
to get them."

Cash rewards offered
from Crime Stoppers
Cash rewards are available for
individuals who furnish
information leading to the arrest
of. and filing of charges against,
felony crime offenders.
Taylor County Crime Stoppers
offers complete anonymity to all
callers and will pay cash rewards
up to $ 1.000.
The Crime Stoppers number is:
1-8S8-521-1113. Citizens who
call the number are guaranteed


March 31, 2005 LAST DAY to pay property tax without a penalty.

April 1, 2005

April 1,2005

April 29, 2005

April 30, 2005

May 26, 2005

May 27, 2005

3% Interest on Real Estate Property Tax
(Including Non ad valorem assessments.)

1.5% interest per month on Tangible Personal
Property Tax.

DEADLINE to pay Property Tax before
Advertising Begins.



Tax Certificate Sale will be held at 8:30 a.m. on the
second floor of the Taylor County Courthouse.

Jack Tedder
Taylor.County Tax Collector

Continued from page 1

With a theme of "Relay's Gone
Hollywood," teams are asked to
represent any movie or TV show
of their choice with their team
'campsite and costumes. Teams
comrmil to raise a minimum of
$1,000 each and to have one,
person walking the track at all
times in honor of the fact that
cancer never sleeps.
"If you are thinking about:
having a team or if you are still
recruiting team members, please
contact me at 838-2798 or
susan.nelson@taylor.kl2.fl.us to
learn some tips on how to make
your Relay team a success."
Nelson said.
Last year. 25 teams participated
in the Relay at Ta.lor Count
High School Track, and the goal
this year is 30 teams.
"We're asking for help in our
community." Nelson said. "Please
gather friends, family, church
members and co-workers to create
a team of successful relayers. We
also plan to have a Walk-On Team
for anyone who is interested in
coming out for a few hours to
participate but doesn't have a
American Cancer Society
volunteers have challenged local
community members to see who:
can recruit the most teams for the
Rela,. The "2005 Team
Challenge" has been extended
through the next Team Captain

; drivers arrested
car in the northbound outside lane "It was very apparent that both
traveling at a high rate of speed," vehicles were attempting to out-
said Lundy. distance each other and were
"In the inside lane was a black racing side by side," he added.
car also traveling at a.high rate of Lundy said he clocked the
speed. The traffic was heavy and vehicles at 99.mph before making
the two vehicles were pulling a u-turn to catch up to the
away from a pack of cars behind vehicles.
them. "The black car entered the
outside lane and began to slow
Down. As I passed this vehicle, I
saw that the small red car did not
rsslow dbwn,; but continued to run
s Inarl n ed in speeds surpassing 95 mph.
"I saw this-car change lanes
several times without using a turn
Meeting, scheduled for April 5; at signal and make several lane
First Presbyterian Church, at. 6:30 changes, nearly striking other
p.m. The participant who recruits vehicles," he said.
the most teams will receive Lundy make a traffic stop on
recognition at the event and the red car, and stopped the black
receive a special Relay For Life car as it was coming by.
denim jacket. ; Both drivers, Anthony Louis
To qualify for the "2005 Team Conetta, 19,. and Christian Andres
Challenge." participants must Baena,' 18, were arrested and
recruit a minimum of two teams charged with racing on the
during the team blitz. Teams must highway and reckless driving.
submit a $100 registration fee and Lundy noted that there were
a completed team commitment vehicles stopped at the'stop sign
form to Nelson, noting which on Pisgah Road while these
community member recruited" vehicles were speeding on the
them. highway.
Current Bronze Sponsors for the "Had either one. of these
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A-2 The Taco Times March 23, 2005


"Children's Pet"
Fawn colored male boxer with
white on face and chest.
He's nine months old, weighs
40 lbs. and waslast seen in the
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A-3 The Taco Times March 23, 2005

Community input sessions slated

Beach residents surveyed

Taylor County beaches area
property owners soon will have a
direct say in planning for. the
beaches area, with the receipt of a
comprehensive survey in the

coming weeks from the
Taylor Coastal Comrmunities,
Association (TCCA).
The TCCA, formerly known as
the Keaton Beach Community

Republican women

form club in Taylor

Congressman Alien Boyd (right) is shown speaking to Taylor County native
Rudolph Parker Monday. Boyd was in town to discuss Social Security, but,the
proposed missile range overshadowed the meeting's topic.

'Citizens, stay vigilant'

Continued from page 1
recently rejected the text
amendment 5-1.
Boyd reminded the audience that
they should "continue, to be
vigilant and keep your local'
officials abreast of how you feel."
SMissile range opponent Gale
Dickert presented Boyd with 2,000
signed petitions against the range.
"The vast majority of the people
in Taylor County don't want our
communityy to be known as a
place for bombing ranges and coal-
powered plants," she said. "These.
Plants are known to cause cancer.
The people of this community do
not want our nature coast to be
viewed as a place where you put
dirty industries."
Boyd smiled and told the
-audience that Gale and John
Dickert have been "my friends for
25 years. Me and my wife, Cissy,
have discussed this issue with
them. I don't know how I
can make my position more clear.
"I'll say it again. The U. S. Air
Force four-star' general I have
Spoken to several times, told me
:that he understood that the people

of Taylor County do not want a
bombing range here--and there will
not be."
"We just wanted to. head this off
at the pass," said Greene.
Boyd laughed before saying,
"Ya'll stopped this thing way
before it ever got to the pass."
Another audience member then
"We realize that you are but one
person and you can be outvoted,"
she said.
Boyd agreed.
"That's true. But I'm the only
person representing Taylor County
in Congress, looking out for your
best interests and wants, and the
SAir Force has assured me that no
missile or bombing range will be
put in Taylor County," he 'said.
"Another thing you can do is to
contact the two senators who
represent this region and make
sure they know of your wants and
desires," Boyd added.
Another member of the group
summed up their mission.
"I learned a long time ago, that
the more nails you put in a box,
the tighter it will shut and stay
shut., We're just making sure
we've got a lot of nails," he said.

The Taylor County Republican
Executive Committee (REC) is
organizing a Federated Republican
Women's Club for Taylor County.
The initial meeting date is
scheduled for Thursday, April 7,
beginning at 7 p.m., in the home
'of Larry and J. B. Cozine. Cozine
serves the Taylor County REC as
vice chairman.
Interested registered women
voters in Taylor County are being
Invited to attend:the first meeting
of the new political club. The
Federated Republican Women's
Club is a State of Florida and
federally sanctioned organization
for women activists involving
political issues and'opinions.
Registered women voters in
Taylor County may obtain further


is invited
Continued from page 1
manufactured and provided K-9
transport units for the law
enforcement community since
1991. The company had been
involved with similar workshops
and seminars in the past, deciding
to host its own in 2003.
"Each event has been more
successful than the last. We
appreciate the support of the
community, and hope they will
join us next week for the free
demonstration," Albritton said.

information about the Republican
Women's Club from Taylor
County REC Republican
Women's Club Secretary/Treasurer
A. J. Burch, who is organizing the
formation of the new club, by e-
mail: gritsrus@hotmail.com.,
For more information on the
Taylor County ,REC, please
contact Tommie Stanaland,
chairman, at (850)584-8815, or by
e-mail: tstanaland@yahoo.com.

Association received the donated
services of a professional research
and facilitation firm, which wrote.
the survey and will conduct four
community input sessions for
property owners.
"We are delighted to offer
property owners in the beaches
area a direct opportunity to shape
the future of our Taylor County
beaches," said Lynn Aibejeris,
president of the TCCA. "We are
mailing this professionally
developed survey to all property
owners in late March and people
will have several weeks to
complete and return those to us by
April 15," Aibejeris said.
Treasurer Marcia Parker stated,
"Everyone should be sure to
complete these surveys as the
survey asks about their
perceptions of available services,
amenities and other topics that are
important in planning to meet the
current needs and those caused by
the growth expected in the future."

Aibejeris said the summary of
the survey responses will be -
shared with property owners at its
May 17 meeting. The :
information will be reported to the
county commission soon
thereafter for use in any future
planning the county may
eventually initiate regarding the
beaches' area.
Beaches area property owners are
invited to attend one of the .
community input sessions, as
well. Those are scheduled for
Monday, April 25, 6 to 8 p.m.;
Tuesday, April 26, 9 to 11 a.m.;
Friday, April 29, 6 to 8 p.m.;
Saturday, May 7, 9 to 11 a.m. All
of the sessions will be held at the
Taylor Coastal Utilities (Water
District) building, 18820 Beach
Road, Keaton Beach.
For more information, contact
Lynn Aibejeris at (850) 578-2484
or Debbie Mason at (850) 578-

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:Easter Sunday wedding

-to unite Woodfaulk, Gray
Annie Woodfaulk announces the forthcoming marriage of her daughter,
Venita Denise, to Thomas "Nathan" Gray, the son of Debra McGrew and
Charlie Gray Jr.
The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late Clarence Woodfaulk.
SShe is a 1995 graduate of Taylor County High School, attended North
Florida Community College and also Taylor Technical Institute. She is
currently employed with Doctors' Memorial Emergency Medical Services
as an EMT.
Her grandparents include Annie Ruth Prince, Viola Woodfaulk of Perry
' and the late Ulysses Woodfaulk.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Taylor County High
School, employed with Taylor Correctional Institute. His grandparents
are Margaret McGrew and the late Rev. John McGrew Sr., the late Charlie
Gray Sr. and Julia Gray.
The ceremony will be an event of March 27, 2005, at 3 p.m. in the
STemple of God. A reception will be held on April 2, 2005, at 6 p.m. in.the
Perry Men's Club. No local invitations are being sent; all friends and
Family are invited to attend.

A-4 The Taco Times March 23, 2005

SWedding reminder

SAlexandria Dodge and Benjamin Meacham remind friends and relatives
Sof their wedding on Saturday, March 26, at 2 p.m. in Pleasant Grove
S ,I [ Baptist Church. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

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nursing degree. She is the granddaughter of Thomas and Sandra Forehand,
and Bert and Linda Holden, all of Perry.
The prospective groom is self-employed with Cruce Distributing. He
is the grandson of Thelma Courtney of Perry, and the late Roy Cruce.
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preparation time. There is no way
that any teacher could have access
to the test before testing. They are
sealed until 7:30 the morning the
tests are given, and then the
teacher has to sign for them," he

Dyal said shortly after he spoke
with Verges, he received a letter
from the Florida Department of
Education requesting a copy of all
review materials for the math,
reading and science portions of the
"We don't mind doing this," said
Dyal, "because we have done
nothing wrong. We have already

Taylor's unemployment

falls to eleventh in state

Taylor County unemployment
statistics have been hovering
within the 10 counties with the
highest unemployment in the state
for the past several months, but
the latest numbers show that
STaylor is now ranked 11th.
During December, Taylor
SCounty was ranked 8th, but during
SJanuary, those numbers jumped,
giving our county the distinction
of being ranked seventh, with an
. unemployment rate of 5.8, which
means that with a labor force of
7,502, there were 432
unemployed, or 5.8 percent.
In order, from first, the top ten
counties with the highest

unemployment for the month of
February include: Hendry and
Madison counties were highest,
with a 6.4 ranking each, followed
by Indian River at 5.8; Hardee at
5.7; Hernando at 5.6; Okeechobee,
Putnam, Hamilton and St. Lucie at
5.4; and Dixie County at 5.4.
Other area counties and their
unemployment rates include:
Duval at 4.8; Gadsden at 5.1;
Calhoun at 5.2; Columbia at 4.1;
Suwannee at 4.1; Jefferson at 3.9;
Leoh at 3.7; Wakulla at 3.2
(lowest in the state, along with
Alachua County) and Lafayette at
3.9 percent.

Alachua Jr. Miss

wins Florida title

Samantha Buxton representing
Alachua County won the title of
Florida's Junior Miss and cash
scholarship awards totaling $1,600
Sunday in the 48th annual
Florida's Junior Miss scholarship
A panel of five judges' selected
her from a field of 10 high school
, e.-. seniors, including Taylor County's
'Jr. Miss Jessica ,Manning,
competing in Tallahassee.
In addition to winning the
.$1,000 state title scholarship,
i xton won a $250 award for
Being the winner in the fitness
:-caegorv of-he compeitiion and a
2'25 a\vard tor being the winner
: in the self-expression category.
.. Buxton :Was also chosen by
the other contestants to receive the
$125 Spirit of Junior Miss Award.
: Her title makes her eligible for her
-. choice of a variety of college-
granted scholarships.
She vwi'll travel with .all
S':e\pencs paid to Mobile, Ala., in
June to take part in the 48th

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annual America's Junior Miss
National Finals. She will compete
there for the title of America's
Junior Miss and a share of more
..than $100,000 in cash
The other winners were Anna
Salzer representing Gulf County,
the winner in the scholastic
category and recipient of a $500
award, and the recipient of the
S$125 "Be Your Best Self" award;
and Ashto Kunkle representing
Palm Beach County, the winner in
the talent category and recipient of
a $500 award.

invested many man-hours and
many, many reams of paper to
copy all this information to give
to DOE."
Verges contends'that he in no
way meant to imply any wrong-
doing on the part of the TCMS
In a letter to the staff, Verges
said he had, "spoken informally
with Judy Hickman, a friend at
DOE, who I have worked with
over the past five years as a
member of the state FCAT'
committee. Judy seemed to think
this was a good approach and I
told her that Mr. Dyal and the
teachers were confident there were
no test items in their materials
that they had checked out. I later
told her that this had been enough
to satisfy me, but for her own
peace of mind, she felt the need to
carry this further just as they look
into similar reports elsewhere.
"Since the nature of the
preparatory materials has been all
either publisher-produced items or
DOE-provided practice materials,
the central question has been
whether or not test items were
released by an item writer," said
"DOE has said repeatedly," he
added, "that this is not an
investigation. They simply want
to review the practice materials to
make sure that publishers did not

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include information which was,
included on the actual tests."
Dyal expressed his remorse over
the situation.
"We have done nothing wrong,"
he said, "and this just puts a cloud
over the wholetesting procedure.
It has tainted it, and for no reason.
The pamphlet in question, came
directly from the Department of
"I stand by my staff and the
professionalism they show every
day. Our school scores high and
receives high grades. I do not
want to take away from the hard
work of our students and teachers.
Our success comes from hard
"We do well because we work
hard for it," he added.
Superintendent of Schools Oscar
Howard Jr. said Tuesday that he,
also, stands by the integrity of
.Dyal and the TCMS staff.
"I do not want a cloud to be put
over this, because there was
nothing wrong done on our end,"
he said. "And I stand by Paul and
his staff."
When asked if disciplinary
:action would be taken against
Verges for breaking the chain of
command in reporting his
suspicions to DOE, instead of to
him, Howard said he was
"reviewing the situation for
possible further action."

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TCMS sweeps Fla.

High in two games

The Taylor County Middle
School baseball team ran its
record to 7-4 on the year after
sweeping Florida High in a double
header Saturday at Pace Field.
Behind strong pitching
performances by Josh Gilbreath
and Charlie Johnson. the Bulldogs
eeked out one-run victories (5-4
and 3-2) in both games of the twin
SGilbreath got the start in the
morning contest scattering six hits
While striking out six and allowing
four walks.
Gilbreath scored in the first on a
hard-hit ball by Tyler Jenkins.
Jenkins, Zach Knowles and Caleb
Murphy all scored in the bottom
of the third to put TCMS up 4-1.
SIn the inning. Knowles doubled
followed by singles from Jenkins.
Murphy and Wil Joiner.
SFlorida High fought back to lie
the score at 4 apiece going into the
bottom of the' last inning but

Murphy answered with a single to
right field to dri'.e in Knok les for
the w inning run.
In the second game. the
Bulldogs scored all three of their
runs in the second, then held on
for a 3-2 in
Johnson pitched the distance.
scattering four hits while striking
out three and walking one.
Jenkins led off the inning with a
single and NMurphy reached first
on a fielder's choice. Joiner was
then hit by a pitch and Tony
Southerland, who went 2-for-2 in
the contest, loaded the bases with
a single.
Florida High's shortstop booted
a Johnson grounder allowing two
runs in. The Bulldogs' final run
came oh Colby Murphy's fielder's
The Bulldogs were slated to
play Tuesday before taking some
time off for spring break.

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TCHS Varsity

Baseball Schedule

Feb. 14-19 Rickards Preseason Classic TBA
Feb. 17 vs. Florida High 0-4 L
Feb 18 'vs. Rickards 13-1 W
Feb. 22 Hamilton Home 15-5 W
Feb. 25 NFC Away Rainout
March 1 Madison Away 3-5 L
March 4 Florida High Home 4-2 W
March 7 NFC Away (makeup) 9-9 dark
March 10 Godby Away 1-11 L
March 11 Wakulla Home 5-1 W
March 15 E. Gadsden Away 10-0 W
March 17 NFC Home Rainout
March 18 Suwannee Home 4-8 L
March 22 Rickards Away 7 p.m.
March 29 Dixie (DH) Home 7 p.m.
April 1 Hamilton Away 6 p.m.
April 5 E. Gadsden Home 6 p.m.
April 8 Florida High Away 7 p.m.
April 12 Madison Home 7 Ip.m.
April 15 Wakulla Away 7 p.m.
April 18 Dixie Co. Away 7 p.m.
April 19 Rickards Home 7 p.m.
April 22 Suwannee Away 7 p.m.
April 28 Godby Away 4 p.m.
May 1-5 District Tourney Away TBA
Coach Richard Carr Home games shaded District games bold

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Fillmore, Tyrone Nealy,
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Churches announce services for Easter Sunday

Jennifer LaMountain sings here Thursday
On Thursday, Jennifer LaMountain will be presented in concert at the
Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 604 W. Julia Drive. Seating is
limited; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
LaMountain is a featured' artist on the "It Is Written" telecast, and has
made television appearances throughout the United States as well as in
Canada. The concert is free; everyone is invited.
'Glory in the Cross' will be presented Sunday
"Glory in the Cross" is the title of the cantata to be presented at
Midway Baptist Church on Sunday, March 27, conducted by Vanessa
Knowles. Pastor Jack Anderson invites everyone to attend.
Maundy Thursday worship planned
The sacrament of communion and special niusic by the chancel choir
will be part of the Maundy Thursday worship service at First Presbyterian
Church on Thursday, March 24, beginning at 7 p.m.
Two services are planned for Easter Sunday with early worship
beginning at 8 a.m. Breakfast pastries will be shared, and lawn chairs are
At 11 a.m., worship will be led by the Rev. Larry Neal, pastor of the
church, who invites everyone to attend:
First Presbyterian is located at 310 Plantation Road; please call 584-
3826 for additional information.
Episcopals invite community to services
The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church (meeting this week in
Navasota, Texas) reaffirmed commitment to traditional Christian Biblical
teaching as "the standard offaith and practice" and reaffirmed its desire to
maintain its membership in the World Wide Anglican Communion.
St. James Episcopal Church, 1100 West Green Street, celebrates its
80th year of "faithful Christian worshipp and serve ice to the community of
.Taylor County," said the Rev. Linda Lowri.: "Weinvite the community
'to our services for Holy Week and Easter:
"March 24: Maundy Thursday service, Footwashing and Holy
-Eucharist: 6:30 p.m.
S"March 25, 9:30 a.m. Adoration and Contemplative Prayer; 1: p.m.,
Confessions heard in Side Chapel: Stations of the Cross. 1 p.m; Good
:Frida\ Liturgy: 6:30 p.m.
S"March 27. Easter Sunday, Seriices at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.: Covered
Dish Fellowship and Easter Egg Hunt for Children.
"For further information please contact the church office: (850) 584-
7636.". .

'Life, Legend, Legacy
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;The BD,. Williams Heroines
;of Jericho Court #200 met
, Saturday afternoon at Springhill
*Mlissionary Baptist Church. the
Rev Izell Montgomery Jr..
pastor. at 3 p.m. Family and
friends of the citm joined the
officers and members who
presented "The B.D. Williams
Appreciation Day: A Life, a
Legend and a Legacy." Master
of Ceremonies was Hero
Johnnie Sirman. The occasion's
speakers were Mrs. Corine
Hoa ell. Mrs. Patricia Patterson,
Heroine Barbara Plummer, Mrs.
Thelma Newberry, Mr.
SLaMichael Eddie and the Rev.
W. W. Williams. Presentations
were made .by the Rev. Izell'
Montgomery, Mr. Charles
August and Mrs. Thelma
"Newberry. Awards were. given
out by M.A.M. Joyce Reaves.
The attendance was good and it
was enjoyed by, all. At the close
food was served in the dining
Go to the church of your
choice and the Easter programs
Son Sunday and enjoy a "Happy
Easter." Visit the sick and shut-
'ins at hospitals, nursing hones
and at their homes.
The many friends of the city
wish to extend their deepest
heartfelt sympathy to Mr. Frank
Jones and other family members
in the loss of their loved one.
Mr. Willie. Fred Jones of

Enjoy your FREEDOM
to attend the church
of your choice this
Easter Season.

SClearwater. The funeral services
will be held Saturday morning in

In Loving
Memory of a
Brother and Son

Frank Shannon

June 16, 1963 March 8, 2002

Youth celebrate Easter at New Mt. Zion
The youth department of New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
will present its annual Easter celebration on Sunday, March 27, during 11
a.m. worship. A citywide invitation is extended. The theme for the day
is, "Jesus--Wanted for Crimes." Thought to consider: If we were on trial,
"accused" of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict
Steinhatchee plans Easter observances
Bible study continues on Wednesdays in the First United Methodist
Church of Steinhatchee at 7 p,m.
A Maundy Thursday service is planned for March 24, followed by a
Bake and Yard Sale on Saturday, March 26, across from Steinhatchee
On Easter Sunday, two services are planned. A SonRise Service will
be held at 7 a.m. with breakfast following. Regular worship will still
begin at 11 a.m. with a potluck dinner afterwards. "All are welcome; we
always have plenty of food. Please come and help us celebrate Easter,"
said Pastor Winford Harris.
'Resurrection Service' set for Sunday
Restoration Faith invites the community to its "Resurrection Service"

Peiny, FLoWuNa

Two Special
Easter Celebration

8:15AM & 10:45AM
Bible Study at 9:30AM

(There will not be a nursery for the 8:15 a.m. service)

There ill be a showing of
"The.Passioi of the Christ'
in the Worship Center of First Baptist Church
Saturday, March 26 7:00 p.m.
The public is invited

Come join us! 102 North Center Street
Worship Service 10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Rev. Eddie Blalock Rev. Rob Lane
Pastor Worship Minister

God looked around His garden and found an
empty place,
He then looked down upon the, earth and saw
your tired face.
He put His arms around you and lifted you
to rest,
God's garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew you were suffering, He knew you
were in pain,
He knew you would never get well on earth
,He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills
were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered
"Peace Be Thine."
It broke our.hearts to lose you, but you did not
go alone,
For a part of all of us went with you, the day God
called you home.

a miss you and love you,
Mom and Family

on Easter Sunday at 10 a.m. The 4 p.m. Unity Service is canceled.
Hats on Parade Saturday
"Hats on Parade" (Reflections of a Lovely Lady) will be held at New-
Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday at 6 p.m. Juanita
Dennison will be the speaker; everyone is invited. _
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Go Rest High on That Mountain
Mom, we know your life
on earth was difficult
And only you could know the pain,
You weren't afraid to face the devil
you were no stranger to pain.
Go rest high on that mountain
Mom, your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and Son.
Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve
We wish we could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice.

Go rest high on that mountain
lMom, your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and Son.

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more about God's word, this will be the perfect
opportunity for you.

Third Quarter Classes
The Love Song of Solomon
Exploring the Scriptures
All the Women of the Bible

We will be starting our third quarter April 1, 2005.
Registration will begin on March 20.
You can register at the church Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm
Registration Fee: $50
Classes: $20 Per Week (with degree)
Classes: FREE (without degree)
Nursery: $5.00
*For more information call 352-498-2108

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WV"ehesday March 23 6:45 am Rev. Mike Neal First United Methodist
Brdfast 7:05 am Perry First Church of God Quartet
Tisday March 24 6:45 am Rev. Larry Neal Aimee Roberts
B fast Mar 7:05 am First Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church
SPEGIAL MAUNDY Rev. Matt Wallis **A special invitation to those
TltISDAY 7:00 pm First United Methodist Church who would like to.join us for
SWEE Maundy Thursday
Mrhay 6:45 am Rev. Eddie Blalock First Baptist Church
BEekfast March25 7:05 am First Baptist Church Rob Lane, Choir Dir.
i j Week services continue at First United Methodist Church with morning worship/breakfasts through Friday. The Rev.
Mg eVallis, pastor of the church, invites the community to Easter Sunday services with his congregation. Sunrise worship
begimnat 7 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:45 and traditional morning Worship at 11.

First United

Methodist Church


t-Louise Joiner Graves
Louise Joiner Graves
-Louise Joiner Graves, 90. died
M~i~h 16, 2005, at Doctors'
Me; orial Hospital'.
-Mrs. Graves was born Aug. 8,
9" l ,- in Cook County. Ga..
w"te-e she lived until she moxed
tP; rP'v:' with her husband, LeroN
: Graes. in 1950 They owned
:. a.d-operated Graves Drive-In
: Tha-ter in Perry until it closed
inthe late 1980's.
-.She was predeceased by her
husband, Leroy Gra.es: one son,
Roy Graves: three brothers: and
--Survivors include: two
Sdaughters. Edwina Pate and
. Jud.. Hart, both of Perry; one
J. :-5-_ne-

brother, J. E. Joiner of Decatur,
Ga.; one sister, Myrtice
Grimsley of Adel, Ga.; five
grandchildren; seven great
grandchildren; and four great
great grandchildren.
, Funeral services were held
Saturday, March 19, at 11 a.nm.
at Brushy Creek Baptist Church.
Interment followed at Brushy
Creek Bapist Church Cemetery.
Family members received
.friends 'Friday from 6 until 9
p m. at Boone-Lipsey Funeral.
Home, which was in charge of
the arrangements, ,

Myrtle Marie Dodd
.Myrtle Marie Dodd, 86, died
March. 21, 2005, at Cross City
Health & Rehabilitation Center'
in Cross City.
A lifelong resident of
Steinhatchee. Mrs. Dodd \\as a
bookkeeper for Gulf Stream
Crab Company. She \\as a
Survivors include: two sons.
Bobby Dodd of Steinhatchee
and Billy Dodd of St. George
Island: Iwo grandchildren: and
one great grandchild.
Graveside services will be
held Thursday, March 24. at 10
a m. at waterss Memorial
Cemetery in Ta lor County with
the. Rev Bobb. Joe Hiers

Family members will receive
friends today, March 23, from 6
until 8 p.m. at Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, which is in
charge of the arrangements.

N. Jack Alvarez
N. Jack Alvarez, 96, died
March '20, 2005, at Doctors'
Memorial Hospital..
A native of Starke, he moved
to Perry in 1948. He retired from
the State of Florida Department
of Transportation where he
served. a three county area as
road maintenance engineer. Mr.
Alvarez was a member of First
United Methodist. Church of,
Perry, a life member of the'Elks
Perry Lodge #18fl. a fifty-year
member of the Perry Masonic
Lodge #123. Perry Shrine Club,
NMarzuq Temple and Tallahassee
York Rite Bodies.
He was preceded in death by
his ~ife. Hazel Graham
AJvarez. in 2002.
Survivors include: a son. Jack
R. Alvarez of Trenton: two
daughters, Rhetta Rouse of
Thomasville and Alice Brad\ of
Perr\; four grandchildren: and
two great grandchildren.
Funeral services \\ill be held
ThursdaN. March 24. at Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home with the
Rev. latt Wallis and the Re\.
Danny Roberts officiating.

Interment will follow at
Pineview Memorial Gardens.
Family members will receive
friends today, March 23, from 6
until 8 p.m. at Burns Funeral
Home, which is in charge of the

Mabel Alda Ritch
Mrs. Mab'el Alda Ritch
Slaughter, 90, died March 19,
2005 in Perry.
A natv\e and litflo-ng restdeni
of Taylor Countc and Perry, Mrs.
Slauehter was a member of
Nevi Home Baptist Church and
Order of the Ea.-tern Star She
Swas a homemaker and was an,
accomplished seamstres,.
Sur' iors include: her husband
of 32 \ears, Flo\d Slaughter of
Perry: one son, WVne C. Ritch
of Perr,: three grandchildren
seven great grandchildren: and
t\o great great grandchildren.
She \\as predeceased b, her
first husband. George C. Ritch
Funeral services '.ill he held
todaj. March 23. at 2 p m. at
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home \%ith
interment follow ing at
\Voodlan'n Cemeter\
Famnil members ,.ill recer.e
friends today, ine hour prior to
the service at the funeral home
Burns Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements.

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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. ai ithe
Keaton Beach Hot Dog Stand..
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon
Joyce's MainStreet Cafe.
La Leche League International .-i
"Ved., 10:30 am., Taylor County Public
Library, .
Lady Elks: second Thurs,,-8 p m
Elks Lodge.
Main Street Perry: First Monday of
each month, Perry/Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce at noon.-
Mothers of PreSchoolers: first and
third Fri. Call 584-3826. ,
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd
and 4th Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal groLnds
i Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak
Hill Village on Woods Creek Road, 1~i
Narcotics Anonymous: Wedresdays,
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.,,6p.m., New
Brooklyn Missionary Bapliil Church
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Piine Drummers), holds open
monthly on first Thursday, Golden Corral,
7 p.m. 584-9185
.Optimist Club: Thurs:, noon at
Joyce's Mainstreet Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: Palmetto Circle,
2nd Mon:, 7 p.m.; Pine Tree Circle, third
Wed., 10 a.m,
Perry Elks Lodge: Tues., 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: 1st, 3rd Wed., 7
p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM, first and
*third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Woman's Club 2nd Wed,,
noon (Sept. -'May; subject to change).
Perry Shrine Club: 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 of 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
annex. .
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
Cafe, .
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.
Taylor 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. Arenalocated on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Leadership Council:
2nd and 4th Friday, 7 p,m., Jerkins.



Taylor County Elementary
School has announced its honor
roll for the third nine-week
grading period.:
3rd grade, All A's
Ashlee Albritton, Triston
Barfield, Andrea Bartges, Colleen
Bishop, Tre'Robyn Britt, Justin
Calhoun, Makenzie Cannon,
Makayla Crites, Claire Cruce,
Kaylee Denmark, Daniel Dudley,
Mark Ensley, Laura Freeman,
S Joshua High, John Hilton, Layne
Houck, Eli McCranie, Carrie
McGuire, Ashlyn Mills, Morgan
Mixon, Eric Morgan, Bobbie Lee
Owens, Grant Parker, Joe Pelt,
rida. Anderson Rhodes, Mitch
;t in Stephens, Dylan Strickland, Sarah
Verges, Ernest Washington,
Jessica Webb, Daniel Wentworth
and Billie Whitehead.
| 3rd grade, A/B
II Amber Adkins, Wil Anderson,
Hunter Armstrong, I'mani
Bellamy, Jason Bennett, Autumn
Blair, Jeni Bodiford, Annsley
Bohlman, Ethan Brown, Katelyn
with Butler, Dakota' Carter, Jarnell
oring Coverson, Sierra Das, Shadowa
vings pevane, Zeke Dillon,, Courtnei
e first ,Doille, Austin .Emfinger, Alexis
U.S. 'Flow\ers. Ty'ekia Flowers, Eli
e and Fi.ske\. Brandi Franklin. Nicholas
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Kiwanis governor stops by

Musicians entertain Kiwanians,

Rotarians to promote festival

Kiwanis publicist
Members of the Perry Kiwanis
Club were entertained by an
excellent bluegrass music duo at
their March 16 meeting, following
an introduction by

Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Dawn V. Taylor, who
arranged for their appearance to
help promote the tlird annual
Florida State Bluegrass Festival to
be held April 1 and 2.
Spokesman for the two

Roscoe Kennedy on the bass, left, and Ernie Evans on the
guitar, presented a selection of bluegrass music at the March
16 meeting of the Perry Kiwanis Club.

Bill Rushing, Kiwanis governor for the State of Flor
and his wife. made a surprise visit to the meeting, uLIS
time for the bluegrass entertainment.

Annual Rotary Club Chi

Cook-Off slated April 1,

The Rotary Club of Perry is
spicing things up in Taylor
Countt, by sponsoring its annual
Roitjr Club Chili Cook-Off April
1 and 2.
The event is being held in
conJunction with the third annual
Florida State Bluegrass Festival at
Forest Capital State Park..

Great prizes are to be won
Citizens Bank of Perry spons
this event. A $500'U.S. Sa
Bond will be awarded to the
place winner, a, $200
Savings Bond for second place
a $100 U.S. Savings Bon
third place," Coordinator I
Taylor said.
There will also be a "Pe
Choice Award" which wi
decided by those at the even
feast on the samplings. A s
award will go to the p
selected to receive this a
Certificates and t-shirts w
given to all participants.
For information about en
-your.prize winning chili, jus
the Perry/Taylor County Ch;
of Commerce for an applic
'and a set. of rules.

musicians was Ernie Evans who
related that bluegrass really holds
a minority segment in the overall
country music scene and was
initially confined to the
Appalachian section of the South,
but has spread rapidly into
Florida, influenced by the climate
which allows aficionados the
ability to gather for the festivals
and other outings during the
winter months.

Evans mentioned that the
bluegrass community is becoming
organized into associations whose
members number in the thousands
throughout Florida with our Perry
location being centrally located
and the "word is getting out" that
the upcoming festival is one of the
more popular during the winter
circuit. He added that the fact that
one of the leading manufacturers
of guitars, the Gibson Company,
is now looking for a Florida base
to house a proposed distribution
center, is a testament to the
increasing popularity of Bluegrass
music in the state.

It was apparent that, if the
performance by these talented
musicians is an indication of what
can be expected at the bluegrass
festival at Forest Capital Park
April 1 and 2, everyone attending
will be in for a real treat.

'Green trees and bluegrass'
Bluegrass musicians entertained Rotary Club members at a recent meeting, in
advance of the upcoming Bluegrass Festival, slated to be held April 1 and 2 at
Forest Capital Park.

"Florida Naturally" presented
Visit the Taylor County Public Library Sunday, May 1, and enjoy
"Florida Naturally," as discussed by Jack and Ann Rudloe of Panacea.
The Rudloes are widely traveled speakers and authors, well-known in
this area for their creation of the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory and
"Please join us from 3-4:30 p.m. for a stimulating presentation and
discussion about the treasures of Florida's ecosystems. Jack and Ann
Rudloe will be autographing their books after the program," Library
Director Pam Grigg said.

Freeman, Chi Hon Giang, Garrett
Gibson, Beverly Gillis, Evan
Grambling,. Kacie Griner, Lori
Gulbrandsen, Garrett Johnson,
Parker Kellerman, Taylor King,
Elijah Knight, Caitlin Lafluente,
Jordan Lyle, Braden Mattingly,
Kelsey McCall, Jesse McEwien,
Bradley Miller, Amaree Mobley,
Rebekah Monroe, William
Murphy, Peyton Padgett, Tyler
Pitts, Kaelen Reed, Lauryn Rew,
Albrica Rivers, Caleb Roberts,
Jamarcus Robertson, Chance
Rodgers, Mercedez Rogers, Katlin
Sistrunk, Te'a Smith, Brittany
Stalans-Stewart, La'Quinta
Stephens, McKenzie Sullivarn,
Trent Thomas, Kadyn Uhl, Casey
Viola, Elizabeth Walker, Jessica
Welch, Cameron Wetherington,
Catherine Whiddon, Brandon
Wilson, and Joneshia Young.
4th grade, All A's

Lucas Allbritton, Lauren Allen,
Ashley Anderson, Kacy Bass,
Hannah Blanco, Elaine Brannen,
Abigail Bratcher, Alexis Burkett,
James Clover, Rhea Das, Sarah
Durden, Justin Folsom, Garrett
McCoy, Thomas Neshat,
Daimeun Praytor, Alison Roberts,
Enii, Sh... L. Lul;.: SL~ u-llL -.

Jon Thomas, Madison Thomas,
Justin Walker, Nicole Willis and
Au.InJ r lln "; n.
4th grade, A/B
Victoria Allbritton, Adam
Anderson, John Arnold, Torey
Baggett, Kayla Beasley,
Dominique Bell, Rebecca Blount,
Shelby Blue, Alec Bourland,
Taylor Chaffin, Jonathan Collins,
Melissa Coxwell, Gail Crawford,
Peyton Cribbs, Santina Deming,
Anna Ferrer, Keysha Finecey,
Kaley Freeman, Stacy Garand,
Danielle Ghent, Samantha Hilton,
Cheyenne Hoover, Skylar Johns,
Katie Johnson, Olivia Lee, Taylor
Lillott, Maverick Lollis, Heather
Lowry, Chelsea Lytle, Jason
Madison, Hunter Martin, Paul
Martin, Timothy Murphy,
Alexandria Padgett, Alvin Parker,:
Kristina Portwood, Alyson Riley,
Nicholas Sadler, Shana Sadler,
Caroline Schwab, Michael Seeds,
Breyunna Smith, Gus Smyrnios,
Manuel Smyrnios, Cody Sparks
Megan Stager, Jazzette Taylor;
Derek Thompson, Caleb Willis,
Joshua Watkins, Brittany
Williams, and Lauren Williams.:-

Please see page 4

Many to choose from

Adopt a pet today

Celebrate spring with a new pet!
Taylor County Animal Shelter-
has the following animals
available for adoption:
--Many cats and kittens of
different ages and colors. All very
playful and loving.
--Bulldog/mix, Brindle, female,
eight weeks old.
--Rotweiler/Collie, black/tan
with blue eyes, 12 months old,
fully "vetted."
The following animals have
been picked up by

animal control and will be
available for adoption if not
--Bulldog/mix, tan, female, two
years old; found on Warrior Creek
--Hound/mix, black/tan with
white ticking, 12 months old;
found on Spring Warrior Rd.
--Lab/mix, black with brown
(flea) collar, two months old and
found near Hwy. 27 and Noel's
All ages are approximate.

Karaoke winners
The Perry Elks hosted their annual Spring Music Festival Saturday, March 5, at the lodge on
Puckett Road. The event featured the final round of the Elks' karaoke challenge. Winners in the
junior division included -Marybeth Clark (right, front) winning first place; Amber Habbord
(center, front) winning second place; and Sara Hughes taking third place. Adult winners
included Kate Jenkins winning first and Dusty Green taking second place. Judges for the event
were (back row, from left), Ed Harvey, Beth Mann and Ted Colson.

TCES names honor roll students

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B-2 The Taco Times March 23, 2005


Letters to the Editor

Writer makes appeal to county

Dear Editor:
This open letter is an appeal to
the. citizens of Taylor County and
the county commission in
S reference to the construction of
public boat ramps. God has given
..us the natural resources of rivers"
and the gulf to enjoy and manage.
I was involved with the boat
ramp situation before there \as a
- boat ramp committee while
serving as chairman of the
-Artificial Reef Committee for
several years. While enhancing
the old reefs. building the ne\'
r-enes and reconstructing the old
bird racks, I envisioned and
recommended to the committee
and county the constriction of at
leastone artificial reef and public
boat ramp near every river and
'navigable tributary in Taylor
I have/been disappointed.
burdened and annoyed that the
county comlmissionms 'have;
allowed a few people to dela\ and
prevent better access by the public
to our rivers and ihe gulf for,
several years. This has happened
partly because many people who
own property near the rivers and
gulf want the boat ramps to be
located "somewhere else" or do
not want them at all.

I should point out that these
very people that are being denied
adequate access, the public at
large, are paying for 85+% of the
cost associated with many of the
benefits and improvements
provided by the government, such-
Warning systems to: coastal
Taylor County Emergency
Dredging to provide better
marine mobility .
Channel markers.
The U.S. Coast .Guard
services. :
NOAA weather service and
Florida Game and Fish
Commission services.
Artificial reefs.
And the list goes on.
My observation over the years,
has been that those people who
speak out against the public boat
ramps have a personal interest
they are promoting. Allow me to
give an example: In the NMarch
11,12 issue of the paper there was
1an article reporting a recent
county, commission meeting
where a boat ramp location was
being discussed. Someone-
brought up manatee safety.

Taco ITimes

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

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A very carefully worded
Sentence was stated, "My wife
recently saw 11 while canoeing. It
is documented that the number
one killer of manatees is boat
traffic." I found it interesting that
this individual has an offshore
boat with a large outboarda slkiff
with a mid sized outboard and
24. 7 availability to the river. If
there is real concern for the
manatee. his family should stay in
the canoe. They should also lobby
the Florida legislature to stop all
motor boat traffic on the river, not
just the new or different traffic
created by a new public'ramp.
My appeal is two fold:
For those families that atre
blessed with property near the
rivers and the gulf to show.
compassion and tolerance to those
who are not as fortunate.
For the county commission to
be sure that everyone is identified
who makes a comment, and then
evaluate the reason or motive for'
that comment.
Thank you,
SAaron Hendry


says thanks
Dear Editor:.;
The Steinhatchee Community
Projects Board would like to thank
the following people and
businesses for their help in
making- the 4th. annual
Steinhatchee Community Fishing
Tournament a success:
--Tournament corporate
sponsors: Saltwater Assassin'
Lures, Sureketch Lures, Weaver
Bait Co. of Moultrie, Ga. (Greedy
Gut Lures), Mann. Tackle
Company, Woody Wax Boat
Products, L & S.Bait Company (
Mirror: Lures), Eagle Claw Fish
Hooks, Triple Fish Fishing Line,
Buckeye Technologies. Citizens"
Bank of Perry,. Coke Cola
Bottling of Gainesville, Cone
Distributing of Gainesville and
Pepsi Boitling of Perry, (Bay
Breeze Realty. Gulf Breeze Realty,
Saw Grass Really and Roy's
Restaurant) provided can cozies for
the captains bags.
--Raffle sponsors: Sea Hag
Marina, River Haven Marina, Ideal
Marina, West Wind Fish Camp,
Keaton Beach Marina, Gulf
Stream Marina, Fiddlers
Restaurant and Pelican Pointe Inn,
Tackle Outlet & Gun Shop of
Jena, Cross City Marine, Big'
B pnd Marine of Perry, P&J
,, Please. see page 4

Thanksgiving in March?

Scouts collect more than one ton of food

Dear Editor:. .
During the month of February,
local Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts
collected over one ion of food as
part of Scouting's annual Good
A number of our neighborhoods
had bags placed on doors and then
were revisited during the week of
Feb. 12-19. Cub Scouts also
solicited food items outside of the
Winn Dixie store on Saturday,
Feb. 19.. Thanks to the generosity
of our local residents, the scouts
were able to collect more than a
ton of non-perishable food items.
All items collected stay in Perry
knd are distributed throughout the
year by local area churches. Food
items collected are stored in ihe
New Brooklyn Baptist Church and
First Baptist Church food pantries.
Boy Scouting involves young
men from ages six to 18. Cub
Scout Pack 603 is sponsored by
the Perry Kiwanis Club. Boy
Scout Troop 600 is sponsored by

the Perry Elks Club.
Thank you, Perry, for assisting
area Scouts in helping our

neighbors so generously.
John Sunderland

Fences make good neighbors?

Dear Editor,
MainStreet Perry, Inc., would
like to thank Cashway Building
Products for donating all. the
materials needed to build a new
picket fence around the Old Depot.

We would also like to express
our gratitude to Buddy Humphries
and John Hatton for their help on
this project.
MainStreet Perry

Survivorship reception successful

Dear Editor:
I wanted to personally thank
everyone that helped me with
having a successful Survivorship
Reception on March 17. All of
my donors, supporters, sub-
committee members, and
especially, the survivors. You are
the reason we Relay!
A sincere thank you to Zeigler's
Florist, Perry' Florist, Hazel
Snow, Ludille Carroll, Inez Cone,

Libby Denmark, Doctors'
Memorial Hospital, Donna
Rogers, Linda Brannon, Tammy
Taylor, Wade Goodman and
Belinda Praytor. Thank you all so
very much. I truly appreciate
everything you did for me.
Sheri Snow-Moon
Relay For Life
Survivorship Chairperson 2005

Midweek Muddle

The bag lady

I've become

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Since the day the bat
cellophane wrapping, its

bag left its
natural good

looks have been declining. .-.....
The bat bag was a gift from the son's
aunt,, who knows how life can revolve
around. a baseball diamond from late
January until school starts again in
If the son's future apartment ever looks
anything like his current bat bag, our
trouble is only beginning. Every few days,
I look in it--cautiously, mind you.
Typically, there is a layer of loose
sunflower seeds, red clay from, the infield,
some gum wrappers, a couple of empty
Gatorade bottles and dirty clothes that
haven't made it to the laundry room yet--
maybe even an extra pair of shoes.
His idea of cleaning it out is to remove
only as much trash, as necessary in order
.-to fit in the new stuff. .
"Y'our, clean practice clothes are going to
get dirty just sitting in your bag," say I, the
domestic goddess.
"They're just gonna get dirty anyway,"
-says he, the daily laundry challenge.
In the name of sanity and self
preservation, I've let many of these battles
go unfought. It is a survival technique I
learned in between the births of-the first
and second children; if I had learned'it
yeais .ago, I'd already be wearing my
bedroom shoes to the grocery store, just
because I want to.
Since I'm a late bloomer, I still struggle
with the details of personal cleanliness
which I hope isn't equivalent with
:godliness, for we're certainly doomed to
dirty hell. So when no one's looking, I
(because I care) take the bat bag out in the
yard, shake all the dirt out of it, let the
birds eat the sunflower seeds, let the dog
play with the empty bottles and wonder
why a girl's belt is in there.
I deem that question worth asking. "Why
is a girl's belt in your bat bag?' I have to
"Found it," he says.
"Found it where?" I ask.
"At P.E." (The longest answer I ever get
during interrogation is two words.)
"And why didn't you leave it at P.E. or
turn it in?" I ask, wondering if the F.B.I.
should be contacted.
"We were playing with it--I was just the
one that ended up with it when the bell
rang. It's been there for days, in the rain
and everything."
What a lovely thought.
I. place the clean bat bag by'the back
door, ask him to pack it again, and
minutes later, I creep back in to check it.
I hear all you good parents out there:
"I'd let him pack his own bat bag and if he
didn't have everything he needed, it would
be his own fault."
You're absolutely right, Dr. Spock and
friends, and I -was once a good parent,
too, but since he doesn't drive, it would be

me traveling at a high rate of speed to the
house to retrieve whatever he left. Doing
.... Tmj.og.Qej&pr''Qn._ly seems logical given
my schedule-.
Thus the bat bag and I have something of
a love-hate relationship. I loye its value in
keeping all the necessary accoutrements
in one place. But I hate the way it sits
There silently--concealing dirt and secrets,
giving no clue as to what it contains.
As the season progresses, my
relationship with the bat bag gets more
strained. Steel cleats are necessary for
middle school ball, but restricted from
recreational league.play. So now we need
different cleats, on different days. Oh joy.
"Is this your:glogve?",I ask, going through
the bat bag, like a bag lady.
"Mama, it's all in there," he says, as if I
might interrupt the order of his disorder.
"But is:this your glove?" I ask again.
"Yeah,", he says, fighting the urge to ask,
"Who's glove do you think it is?" I can see
it in his eyes.
The truth is, all gloves look alike to me.
He's got- several with his name on them--
they're all brown. If they came in rainbow
colors with monogramming, I'd know
which one was his.
"Does the coach want you to wear the
orange jersey or the blue?" I ask.
"Orange," he says shortly. "It's in there."
That Very night, I woke up in a cold
sweat a 3 a.m. "I've got to go to Buckeye
Park," I said to the husband.
He enjoys our middle-of-the-night
conversations, which I often deny to just
make him crazy. This one I remember. I
was deep in a dream which wasn't worth
the energy I expended for it. I realized
during the dream that the son, who had
played basketball at Buckeye Park the
previous afternoon, had left the .team
jersey and hat there.
"If I go now, no one will have the time to
steal it," I said.
"Just lay back down and go to sleep; it
will be ,all right," said the husband,
wondering why he married me.
When the alarm went off that morning, I
rushed 'downstairs and there was the
wicked bat bag--staring at me, giving no
clue as to whether it was about to start
my day off right, or ruin my chance of
personal happiness.
I squinted as I unzipped. the bag, and
there they.were: the team jersey and hat,
right on top.
"What? We didn't leave anything at
Buckeye Park?" I asked the husband and
son as they departed for school and work.
"That's unlike us. Is something wrong?
Are you into something I need to know
"Goodbye, Mama," he said, in an
obligatory tone.
I hope he grows up and has a son just
like him.
And a wonderful wife.

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B-3 The Taco Times March 23, 2005

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Yard sale. Friday, 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Saturday,,
9 a.m. 2 p.m. Take Woods Creek Road to
North Page Road and follow signs.
Florida Marine will be having a yard sale
Saturday. Lots of stuff, also you can bring
your own items and tables and set up for
free. We will be doing this every weekend, '"
1 miles down Beach Road. Any questions,.
call Angie at 584-8105.


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 tahng conEsinmenrs Third
Generation Auction Servi:e. 352-356-
0721. AB#2424. AU#2548.


Round table w/leaf and 4 chairs.
Architect's drawing board desk w/pine
stool to match. Glass-top table, Rattan
with 4 newly covered Rattan chairs. 4 bar
stools, like new. Queen-size bed, mint
condition. Call 584-7750.
Kellow Appliance Service- In'Home and
Shop Service. We carry a'large selectionI,
of new and used parts. We also' sell'
refurbished appliances. 1302 N. Jefferson
St. 584-7773.
Sure-Vocal Master PA system, $300'
Aul,'malic sholiqun '$250 Pump ShOilgun,
$250 A must see 1995 21' Coachman
camper Irailer near $8 350 rne 584.2184
Queen size box spring, new:still in plastic.
Call 584-8290 or after 5 p.m. call 584-
8453 .
5': 10 ullitry Irailer $350 850-584-6317
1 3

For sale by owner. Country living off
Cogrtney Grade. 2/1 solid built home on 2
173 acres of fenced wooded acreage
including 14'x28' 1/1 mobile home
efficiency. Must see to appreciate. 223-
'2590, Kevin.
Land for sale 4.22 acres, located 4 miles
pall city iilniison Hwy. 27 East. Please
'call 229-242-7301 or 229-740-1548.
3/1 house for sale. 1/3 city block. $28,000.
602 W. Bacon St. 584-4678.

2001 Acura CL. Beautiful with a/c, ps, pw,
pdl, tilt, cruise, Bose premium sound 6CD,
front & side airbags, 4 wheel ABS, traction
control, leather heated dual power seats,
moonroof, rear spoiler, chrome wheels,
brand new tires. Excellent condition, low
mileage, $16,500 obo. 584-5262 or 843-

1999 B2500 SE Mazda P/U, excellent
cond., 81,000 miles, cruise, tilt, CD player,
factory fiberglass topper, $6,000. Call 578-
2230 (eve) or 838-9670 (day).


2 bedroom, 2 bath frame board
i and batton cypress house
Located at 516 W. Wilcox St.
SCentral heat & air, insulated
Windows, two brick fireplaces.
. Lots of character. $75,000.

SShown by appointment.

584-4886 or 584-9489

A;louse for Sale
, 10 W. Green Street, Perry, FL. 2,194 sq:
Sft 4 bedrooms. 1.5 baths. $55,000 or
make offer. Call 850-402-2475.

Junk cars, trucks, tractors. Will buy, sell
and trade parts. Bobcat Service and
Towing. 386-688-3999.


Florida Maine is now seeking someone for
the position in Fiberglass repair and boat
building and also someone for boat
mechanic work.Please call John at 584-
8105, serious inquiries only.
i 3/4-3/30FM


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1992 Honda Prelude, 5-speed, air, etc.

1/9-3/25CC '

Boarder wanted in my house. Bedroom
livng room, private balh, lurnished 584.
For rental Office space for nonprofit
organization ai 800 West Ash Street. site
of Taylor County Senior Services. Call
584-4924 for information

1 24 carat Marqui;e cut diamond rin :, WOODRIDGE APARTMENTS
yellow iold Selting Appraisal $5 500 $ 199 MOVE-IN SPECIAL
Ci.arrvy Si-3 o10 i1 color (G-H) Platinum For Basic to Market renters. 1 2 cr 3 BR
seninmq a ailable lor additionall money HC and Nor HC accessible apartments.
$2 00i Call 850.584.9668 'HUD vouchers considered and rental
3/18. 13130 assistance may be available Equal
Housing Opportunity Ofice hours are
3ejul~ sho-p equiperint ior siae Mu;I:l be 8-00-5 00 Mon-Tiurs Call 850-584-5668.
,morvd b 3/27,065 672-0254 Icelll. 709 W Churcr Si Perry. FL 32348. TDD
S3/ .-3' :1.1, ,711

a LOn'ron blue topaZ bracelet diamond
S. ac:eni' 14 ca rat gold, $175 lirm 8" gold
b ad bracelet 14 'cral gold $60 Call

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
(8501 5845891 iBadcock).
7/21i rEF

Built in 1950s
S3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
All Pine Wood Floors
New Central H/A
Some Appliances

Call for appt. 584-5454

4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house 'or sale All
brick, 3 yrs; old. $250.000 cbo Call 838-
.'; 2j23-3/25
38.acres m/l with 40x60 shop in city limits
of Perry Approximately 12 acres in peanut
hay,-the rest in pasture with 1/2 mile.of
Road rontaqe Localed on East Ash Sireet.
$160,000 850-584-6317

'1' bedroom lurnijrulhd apar rienti. No
children tIo pel- 584-7170
3 16-3/23
Available April I 2 BiR mobile home
central hea/AC located in small, clean.
quiel park 2 miles down Beach Road
Water sewer lawn care ard garbage
-Included $350 per month, plus '1250
deposit Some restrictions apply For
application. 5843889
S 3123tfRB
,Southern Villas of Perry
Looking For Applicants!
HUD vouchers accepted. 1 & 2 BR HC and
iion-HC accessible apartments. Office
ilours are 8.00 to 5 00 Mon-Thurs. Call
850-584-8111 TDD/TTY 711. 315 Pucken
Rd, Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing

4B6, 2BA doublewide, I acre, $45,000,
3026 Woods Creek Rd 838.3927


; 1,993 Toyota Corona A/T, A/C, runs good,
1 500otio Call 584 2709.

1998 Nissan Frontier, four wheel drive.
$6.500, Call 838-7599

ROOFIN..G..' Galvalume

Full lineof 3' Wide
accessories,in stock Painted
Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cut to yourdesired lengths Deliers) ServiceAvailable
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498f0778 Horseshoe Beach, FI.

1985 deep-V, 18.5 ft. Malibu, center
console, 1992 Mercury 135 Black Ma'.
Hummingbirdi T ,' 3001 iih ln-ider AM'FM
cassette stereo, -STS r.jd'o gaiv.3ri:i'd
trailer with new axle and springs. $4,000
obo. 584-2693.
'05 Meerkat 50 Kids ATV for younger
riders, auto, 4-stroke 49cc engine, electric
start, adj. speed limiter & safety cut-offs,
brand new with warranty. $800. 223-1952.,
A:3/,?:3/25 ,0-,o(: ."' A. "
Priced for quick sale. '02 37 ft So ririersei
fifth-wheel camper with,3 slide outs, fully
loaded. Low book $30,000, make offer.
Tour vehicle for sale or trade: 584-2428.

Looking for a pony for my three-year-old
granddaughter to ride. She loves horses
and we are horse people who can provide
a great home. Call 386-362-1954.
Easter puppies, purebred lab, 8 wks., $100
each. Call 843-1852 or 584-5135.
Min-Pin puppy, female, CKC reg., blk &
rust, $450 firm. 838-3480.
3/23-3/25 .

AMVETS Post 20's community yard sale
is growing and we are on irie lookout.for
more tables Do you have any 6-foot
folding tables that you would like to donate
or sell for a reasonable price? Please call
Mark at 584-5513 or 584-8807.
3/i tff

Chili Contestants who irinh there chili is
worth $500.00!! Applications are available
at the Chamber office at 584-5366. 3rd
Annual Rotary Club Chili Cook-off April,
2nd 12:00 noon at Forest Capital State
SPark. You need to pre-register your chili so
do nol riep;.,i--e call the Chamber NIOWlii
Pr:es lI Qiire and all contestants get a free
"HIOT" Chil T..;hirt
S3;'1 H

F'Poitiorn vacancies under Taylor County
Board of County Commissioners:
Park Attendant temporary (April Sept.)
Part time (days and hour vary) max: 30
hrs/wk. $6.56 hr.
RMT full time; $8.04 hr.
Day Camp Counselor Seasonal/ part
time (average 29 hrs, week) $6.18 10,08
hr. :
Seasonal Mosquito Sprayer part-time
(include nights & weekends) $6.18 hr.
Firefighter-call in; $9;05 hr.
EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
Position requirements and specifications
available at Taylor One Stop Career
Center, 224 N. Jefferson Street, Perry, FL.
32347 or.www.tcfl-libinfo.com Submit
applications to Taylor One Stop Career
Center. Positions open until filled.

'Accounting Instructor needed at North
Florida Community College, Madison FL.
Master's degree, in .accounting with 18
graduate hours in additional disipiir.
preferred. Experience in use of technology
intclassroom highly desirable. Duties:
Teach 15 credit-hours each semester in
arccouriling .and other qualified area.
Candidates chosen for interview will give
,sample presentation utilizing instructional
technology. Duties-commence 8/1/2005.'
Position also requires having established
office hours, participating in department
and College activities. Teaching may be
night and/or dual enrollment courses on
NFCC campus and/or at satellite
Applications to: Director HR, North Florida
,Community College, 1000 Turner Davis
Drive, Madison, Florida 32340. Only
complete application packets considered:
letter of interest; resume and application;
copy of transcripts (unofficial okay).
Application available at www.nfcc.edu.
Questions call 850-973-9487. Application
packet must be received by 03/25/2005
(Deadline extended). EOE '
E.,perienced plumber laborers needed.
Must have' a driver's license. Call 584-
Automotive part's department assistant
needed. Apply in person at Thomas
Che'.role or call 584-6212.
S3/16ti: .
Experienced plumbers needed. Must have
a driver's license,.Call 584-8603.
AVON 2005 Sign-on Speciall Only $5.
Limited time. Earn $300 bonus. Call Terrie
at 843-1285 or 584-8463.
2/1.1tfTC .

Prestige Home Center
The Only Factory Outlet on the West Coast
Any New Home Purchased from Prestige Homes
Includes FREE Delivery & Set-Up...PERIOD!

1 /-f"--
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Choose from
2 or 3 Bedroom
2 Bath
Exceeds New Gov't. Standards

Small ads...big deals!:f
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is looking for

Come Join a Winning Team!

Join a nationally recognized organization that provides essential services to our
community. Get on the fast track to reaching your potential in our Management
Training Program.
* Complete Benefits Package Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
* Tuition Reimbursement Employee Discounts
* RewardingWork Great Opportunities forAdvancement
We are also accepting applications for future openings in Retail, Production,
Please email resume to: price@goodwillbigbend.com, fax: 850.576.0165 or
mail to: Human Resources, Goodwill 300 Mabry StreetTallahassee, FL 32304.
No phone calls please. EOE/DFWP


Marshall Health
& Rehabilitation Center

$29500. S

No Down Payment for Landowners!

(60 Other Homes to Choose From!)
Eggs are Cheaper in the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
S N. Hwy. 19, Chiefland 352-4932492

A Behavioral Health Care Center is
currently seeking:
For more information and a complete
listing of available positions:
(850)523-3217 or 1(800)226-2931
Human Resources, 2634-J Capital Circle
N.E., Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
check. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. Drug-Free Workplace.

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.
Springhill Nursery is looking for full time
foreman and labor positions. Please fill out
job application with Taylor Employment
Connections and call 584-3435.

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Bulldozers. Backhoes, '
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Next Class: April 18
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement
Associated Traning Services
www. Equipment-School.com



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Illusions by Jeannie, new family hair care,
opening 3/21/05, has one opening for a
hair dresser or a hair braider/weaver.
Reasonable booth rental. Call 584-5057 or
Maintenance Mechanic
We are recruiting for a qualified individual
to provide -reliable shift coverage by
performing basic mechanical repairs to
operating equipment. Prime skills required
in millwright craft, machine practices and
welding. Individual must be capable of
diagnosing equipment problems and
making repairs with minimum supervision.
Ideal candidate must have 3-5 years
e.perierce in related mechanical work.
PosJii.ri requires shift work.
lQjualied injivi.jluals may send resume in
:,rinfden:e IO
St. Marks Powder
A General Dynamics Company
Attn: Patrick Hutto
7121 Coastal Highway
St. Marks, FL


Applications are being taken for---
the following positions:
Requirements: High school diploma::
or equivalency. Must have a valid:: -
,Florida Driver's License and be ableW
to obtain a CDL class B within 6
months after employment.
Salary: $10.90 $15.40 hrly.
(Sanitation Division)
Req: Valid Florida Drivers License~-:
and be able to obtain a CDL class B
license within 6 months after
,. Salary: $ 12 .$j11,,47 hrly,

Applications are available at the
Personnel Office
224 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32347
(850) 584-7161.


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B-4 The Taco Times March 23, 2005

] Mark your calendar fo

Fire & Security Technician
Entry-level Fire & Security Technician
needed. Responsible for industrial plant
fire protection & security. Responsibilities
include: fire alarm response, HAZMAT
incidents, rescue & security; inspecting,
testing, troubleshooting & repair of plant
fire' protection systems & equip.; plant
access control, shift first aid. Requires HS
diploma or equivalent & valid driver's
license. Rotating shift work required.
Preferred candidates will have experience
in fire fighting as first responder and
successful completion of courses in
firefighting, security, emergency medical,
or law enforcement. Send resume in
confidence to:
St. Marks Powder
Attn: Patrick Hutto
P.O. Box 222
St. Marks, FL 32355
EOE M/FN/D Drug Free Workplace

Advent Christian Village
Current JOBS Line Advertisement
call 658-5627 or visit www.acvillaoe.net
24hrs/day, 7 days/week
'--ot a Passion for Compassion?
Direct care staff in long-term care setting.
FTI.and PT positions and various shifts
available. Florida certification (CNA) o'r
licehee (LPN) required. FT positions
include health, dental, life, disability,
supplemental insurance; 403b retirement
acco-lnt; paid time off, access to onsite
daycare and fitness facilities. Apply in
person at Personnel Office Monday
through Friday from 9:00 a.m. Until 4:00
p.m.ror fax resume/ credentials to (386)
658-5160. EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace/,
Criminal background checks required.

Clay Swindle, L.L.C. Painter, Interior &
Exterior, Framing. 18 yr.' experience. Free
est.Big or small, Call 850-223-1780'or
850--843-1941. If no answer, leave
Installiilr,,-n and' repairs done at a good
price. No ,..erhead DirecI svingAs ao yu.
;30 years experience: 85:0-838-905i,
_pleasl leave a message.

Circle "T" .
Specializing in all types of.tractor work,
bushhogging,'root raking, harrowing, dirt
hauling & leveling, debris removal, clean
up, and lawn care. Call for free estimate,
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.,
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps;. Call today 838-1280.
Firewnojod lor a31E-
(f hd

Ret. nurse available for home care. No
nights. Full-time or part-time. Call 584-
Excellent, experienced care for you loved
one. Available part time. 15 years
experience. References available. Call
584-5165, please leave name and number.



584-CLEAN (2532).

The Handyman experts, honest work!
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776 (office). 25.years.
A-2-Z Farm Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling;
.rake work and lawn services. Call 584-
6737, leave message.

Southern Siding

&Remodeling, LLC
Vinyl siding & soffit, wood,
rot, fascia, decks, aluminum
screen rooms, windows,
porches and more
Jay Swindle:
Licensed & Insured

County Wide Household trash collection;
once a week, $20 a month. Call 584-8009
anytime, leave message.

Notice is hereby given to Donna Turcer,
P.O.. Box 63, SteinhOtchee, FL 32359,
unless payment is made on Unit 23,
contents will be sold on the 26th day of
March, 2005 at 12 noon at S&S Mini
Storage, 1110 First Ave., Stelnhatchee, FL.
3/16, 3/23

Notice Is hereby given to Roberta
McKlmmy, P.O. Box 63, Steinhatchee, FL
32359, unless payment is made on Unit
35, contents will be sold on the 26th day.
of March, 2005 at 12 noon at S&S Mini
Storage, 1110 First Ave., Steinhatchee, FL.
3/16, 3/23

Notice is hereby given to Carolyn A:
Elrod, unless storage fees are paid on
1986 Chevy VIN#1GIJC69PXGK121091
to Collins Auto Center, 503 N. Main St.,
Chiefland, FL, a mechanics lean will be
placed on the automobile.

BID #2006-03
APRIL 7, 2005.

Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: April 5, 2005
Subject df Hearing: School Board Policy
Handbook Revisions
Street. A copy of this policy. may be
obtained from the Superintendent!s
Oscar M. Howard Jr.
Superintendent of School
3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30

Notice is hereby given that the.Board of
County Commissioners of Taylor Cpunty,
Florida will hold a public hearing on the
passage of the proposed Ordinance
relating to the annual budget, the public
hearing shall be held at the Board of
County Commission Meeting Room,
Taylor County Courthouse Annex, Old
Post Office Building in Perry, Florida, at
the regular board meeting on Tuesday,
April 19, 2005, at 6:10 p.m. The title of the
proposed ordinance is:

Continued from page B-2
Outta Here Charters, Brown Land
Clearing & Backhoe Service,
, Manuel Smyrnios Land Clearing
Backhoe Service, Truman Lundy
Land Clearing & Trenching,
Wayne Philman Air Conditioning
Sales & Service, Craig Cannon of
Gulf Coast Services, Roberts
Marine Service, Bedford Tile and
Flooring, Brian and Gina Smith of
Big Bend Charters, Keith Reed of
Half Fast Tractor Service, Big

CHAPTERS 125, 129, 200, AND 218 OF THE
The proposed ordinance may be
inspected by the public at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's Office at the Taylor,
County Courthouse, Perry, Taylor
County, Florida.
All members of the public are welcome
to attend. Notice is further hereby given,
pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, that
any person or persons deciding to
appeal any matter considered at this
public hearing will need a record of the
hearing and may need to'ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record Includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.,
DATED this 16th day of March, 2005, by
ANNIE MAE MURPHY, Clerk-of the Circuit
Court and Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners of Taylor'County, Florida.

'Spain-Conde the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax ,deed to be issued rr,-..:. The
certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was
assessed are follows: '
Certificate No. 414
Year of Issuance 2002
Description of Property: Parcel No.
R05135-000 ,
Lot 9 Block D of Springlake Heights
Subdivision as Recorded in the Official
Record of Taylor County, Florida.
Name in which assessed: Thomas H.
Page, ETAL.
Said property being in the County of
Taylor, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described is such certificate'
shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 18th day of
April, 2005 at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
Dated this 14th day of March, 2005.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida
3/16,,3/23, 3/30, 46

Marine of Gainesville, Crews
Marine of Perry, Woods Marina
and RV Park, Ramona Griner of
Front Porch Realty, Mary Ross
Herring Realty, River Gate LLC
of Steinhatchee, Becky Morris of
Bay Breeze Realty, Jim & Ina Von
Stein of Bay Breeze'Realty, Glenn
Senter of Beach Realty, Tom
Gaughn of Steinhatchee River
Realty, Dewey Hatcher of
Mitchell Realty, Tina Barrnett of
Barnett Realty, Dot Futch of
Sawgrass Realty, Pam Wessel of
Anchor Trust Properties, Ann
Hodges of Gulf Breeze Realty,
Casey's Cove of Jena, Roy's
Restaurant, Julius and Mary
'Cooey for Quail Run subdivision
and Steinhatchee Acres, Jena Fire
Dept., Boathouse Lounge,
Steinhatchee Lounge, White Tail
Lounge, Walmart of Chiefland,.
Boys Play Toys of Palatka ,
Bennett's True Value Hardware of
High Springs, Sunset Place
Condos Home Owner.
Association, Jiffy Store, Cypress'
Inn Restaurant, Paces Cottages,
Florida Forrest Products, ADT.

r next year
enterprises, Mayo Bait and
Tackle, Wilson Tackle of Perry,
Napa Auto.Parts of Cross City,
Ace Hardware of Steinhatchee,
Lynn Rich Caf6, Bridge End Cafe,
Fix-it Upholstery, Linda
Dellapoali Artist, Huckleberry's
Bar-B-Q of Fanning Springs and
Custom Meats of Chiefland.
We hope everyone enjoyed
themselves and will mark this
event on their calendar for next
The Steinhatchee Community
Projects Board would like to thank
all the sponsors for their
generosity and their involvement
in the tournament. Their
participation makes the
tournament a success and in turn
makes a difference in the
The funds raised by the
Steinhatchee community projects
board will serve the community
through. scholarships, non-funded
school programs, improve our
parks and community center plus
fulfill other community needs."
Brian Goddard

Fifth graders earn

All-A status at TCES

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,5th grade, All A's
Jabrayla Bell, Aaron Crews, Eli
Grambling, Macy Gregory,
Elizabeth Harper, Taylor
Kellerman, Justice Kelly, Ashley
Knight, Kaleb Mixon, Julia
" Monroe, Carolyn Nowlin,
Kristen Reed, Taylor Schmidt,
Kristina Wald and Katelyn Welch.
5th grade, A/B
Connor Bishop, Whitney Blue,
Caitlin Bogart, Jacob Brannan,
Blaine Brenner, Kien Cade, Caitlin
Carter, Nikolas Cook, Sheryl Ann
Curles, Brittany Faircloth, Kiley'
Fairclt'ih. Tyneisha Fead, Josh
Franklin, Valerie Gardner, Styles
.Gibson, Ashanti Graham, James

Hatcher, Melissa Hauser, Miranda
Howell, Ricky Hudson, Shamouri
Island, Paige Jacobs, Jennifer
Kelly, Corneshia Kimble, Ashley
Lundy, Margaret Lundy, Robert
Martin, Brandon. Mathews,
Melanie McAfee, Taylor
McCroan, Tyler McDonald, Justin
McGuire, Raven Mitchell, Ashley
Mixon, Brandi Moore, Ciera
Ormsby, Miraj Patel, Brandon
Peeples, T'Keyah Peterson,
Meghan Pomeroy, Kristy Potter,
Ashlyn Price, Brion Scott, Meijah
Skeleton, Gage Sluiter, Chelsea
Snodgrass, Rusty Stringfellow,
Wil Tuten, Samaitha Tyler,
Hanna Valentine, Abbigale
Walker, Caitlen W'\eatherly,
Samuel Whitfield, Nic Williams,
Anna Winstead and Whitney

Ironwood Homes of Perry is proud to

announce that their latest

customer is now their

newest employee!!- -"---

.. .. .

Bill Griffin and his wife, Pam, moved to Perry from Tampa this past
January. They purchased their new home from Ironwood and were so
pleased with their home that Bill inquired about an open sales
position...he was hired on the spot.

Bill has been in maintenance, construction, and sales of new homes
for over twenty years and is looking forward to meeting new customers
and friends in the Taylor County area.

Stop by Ironwood to welcome one of Perry's newest residents to the
area. Ask Bill to show you Ironwood's newest homes while you're there!


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