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T 7 -.e I| Midweek
Ta..i ms Edition
1%M ii S Ctions 'Our 44th Year, .No. 14
0Sno cone stand
Si pens April. 11
1 aylor County Historical
'Society's "Historical-Social' Sno Cone
Stahd will open Monday, April 11.
The stand, located on Washington
street (behind the historical society
'bijllding), -will offer all your favorite
jmmer treats--sno cones, popcorn.
,:-Proceeds benefit the historical
society The sno cone stand will be
0pen weekdays, from 1-5'30 p m.
Relay for Life .
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Questions hiring of project manager
County seeks update on pa
The Ta lor County Commission
wants a report on the progress of
Veterans Memorial Park, after it
was revealed last week that the
committee has spent S8.00l0 thus
far for a project manager.
"When we gave the citI
$100.000 last year, we were
supposed to get periodic updates."
Commissioner Jack Brown said
Monday night at the commission's
meeting in Steinhatchee. "No\w I
read in the paper that they've hired
a project manager."
The Florida Department of
Health, in partnership with the
Taylor County Health Department,
is investigating seven "suspect"
cases of e. coli (0157 H7) and
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
As of Monday, the stale health
department reported 26 confirmed
case of e.coli and HUS stemming
from an outbreak traced to several
fairs and festivals held in Central
"All seven cases here were from
a group of people who went to the
Strawberry Festi al in Plant City
and had some symptoms. But now.
all are a-symptomatic. At this
point, we are trying to get in touch
with them to run some samples
and the matter is simply under
investigation," health department
-Administrator Steve Tullos said.
'THe noted that none of the seven
individuals was currently sick.
State health officials have issued
a warning that "if you or your child
attended a recent event with
animal exhibits, and has diarrhea
with variable severity (from mild
to severe and bloody), please
contact your health provider."
City Manager Bill Brynes told
the Perry News-Herald last week
that the Veterans Memorial Patk
Committee, which is chaired by
Perry Mayor Pam Feagle, hired
Barney Cobb in October and had
paid him $8,000 through the end of
"I'd like to see a work schedule,"
Commissioner Clay Bethea saif;'
concurring with Brown. "The..last
drawing I saw was for a $780000.:
The city currently has,$347,050"
in its memorial park fund. That
amount includes $200,000 pledged'
by the city and half of the $200,000
pledged by the county commission:
County Manage: Buddy
Humphries said the commission
had decided to withhold the second
$100,000 pledge until the city.
spent the first $100,000.
Brown noted that the Leon0
County Commission and the
Tallahassee City Council recently;
pledged $12,500 each for a similai-
,- Please see page 3
Valerie Smith &. Liberty Pike stole the spotlight at the third annual Florida State
Bluegrass Festival held Saturday at Forest Capital Park. While Friday's performances
were cancelled due to rain, on Saturday blue skies and a cool spring breeze welcomed
some 2,000 bluegrass fans. For the day in pictures, please see page A 2.
Bluegrass festival welcomes 2,000
-Despite a rain cancellation
F4i~day night, Taylor County's third
annual Florida State Bluegrass
Festival welcomed hundreds of
fans for a down-home bluegrass
An estimated crowd of 2.000
gathered at Forest Capital Park
Saturday, April 2, to hear back-to-
back performances from some of
Recent rains will likely give
way to an abundance of
mosquitos in the upcoming
months and the county is gearing
up to address the problem,
County Manager Buddy
Humphries told the commission
But Humphries reminded the
commission that state law
prevents the county from doing
any spraying before the
"State regulations require that
we spray based ort demand from
the public," he said.
Humphries said once county
staff receives enough
complaints, they can go into an
area and spray.
County Commissioner Jack
Brown suggested that the county
begin advertising to let people
know that they must call and
complain before mosquito
spraying trucks can be sent out.
'Humphries said residents
should call 838-3539 or, toll-
free, 1-866-838-3500 to register
the top, names in bluegrass.
Stealing the spotlight was
bluegrass songbird Valerie Smith
and her band, Liberty Pike.
Never standing still, Smith
jammed to' the beat of bluegrass
hits, including "Red Clay Halo"
which was voted one of the top 100
songs ofthe decade.
"We had about three times the
number of people who attended the
bluegrass festival last year and it'
looks to be even better next year,"
Director Dawn Taylor said.
"The financial impact to the
community is just great--well over
$500,000," she noted.
Just looking at the tags in the
parking lots gave us a good idea of,
the number of overnight visitors to
our town! 'We had people from
New York,. Vermont, New
Hampshire. Montana and even
RVers also claimed a large share
of the audience, with some 50
campers and RVs filling Forest
"On Saturday night, we gave
away t-shirts' for the oldest and
youngest present. The oldest was a
92-year-old bluegrass fan and the
youngest was six years old," Taylor
Dozens also lined up to sample
more than 20 entries in the third
annual Rotary Club Chili Cook-
Off, held in conjunction'with the
Taking home the top prize was
Luis Baulista of Old Mexico
Restaurant, followed by Bob
Daniels in second place and Andy
Jackson in third place.
"'The success of our festival has
prompted another organization to
choose Taylor Coqnty as the site
.for a second bluegrass festival,
which is planned for Oct. 6-8,"
Bids sought for
new work camp
Taylor County will soon be the.newest site of a prison work camp, which
will house an additional 393 low to medium security inmates, who will be
used to do community work in Taylor County. They will also be utilized in
other areas during emergency situations, such as hurricane clean-up, said
Secretary of the Department of Corrections James V. Crosby Jr.
Crosby said the camp would employ 40 additional officers and support
staff and will be supported by a $2.2 million payroll.
Work is expected to begin soon, with sealed bids for the project being
opened at Taylor Correctional Institution later this month.
The bids are for the construction of the work camp site, including site
grading, fencing, paving, water distribution, sanitary sewer collection,
sanitary sewer pump station, gas distribution, power distribution and
The work camp will.have three housing dorms, a visitation park, food
service building and other support buildings. It will be located adjacent to
the main administrative complex.
.- Please see page 5
Details of that event will be
announced at a later date.
"I'd like to thank. the Taylor
County community for their
support of our festival and for all
those who attended. We are
already booking acts for next year's
The Florida State ,Bluegrass
Festival is sponsored by the
Perry/Taylor Coufity Chamber of
Commerce and the Tourism
Event sponsor for this year's
festival was Progress Energy.
Recent rains with localized
flooding forced the cancellation
of t~o eents last week,
including the first night of the
Florida Bluegrass Festival and
the third annual K-9 Training &
Problem Solving Seminar public
demonstration, hosted by
American Aluminum, which was
re-scheduled for the following
Several rivers in the county are
above flood-stage at this point,
according to officials with
Suwannee River Water
Management, with certain access
points on the Econfina River
closed, along with Steinhatchee
According to a statement made
Tuesday, "the two locations are
closed to the public until further
notice due to flooding."
,+ Please see page 5
'Filling the vacant position of.
Taylor County High School head-
football coach came one step
closer Monday, when a search
committee met to review some 30
!applications for\the job.
According to TCHS Principal
Michael Thompson, 'the
committee will take .he
applications, select the top f-e.
and interview them. :. -.
"They, will then be asked -to
bring their top three to myself anid
Assistant Principal Sandy Hendiv.
and we will make our choice and
take the name to Supcrintendenl i
Schools Oscar Ho ard Jr., for 1is
recommendation to the schIl
board," Thompson said. "Fr=-
there, it will be in the boar Ts
When contacted TuesdT:;
Hendry said the number -:if
applications was "overwhelming:
and a great surprise. The -mag-
applications we have to choose
from, the better chance we have-fof
finding the right person to put ilbo:
"The right person, as Mri.
.Thompson said earlier, will !.e,
someone who will return TCHS
football to the prominence aiid
stature it once held," she added
Hendry also said the bulk'"of
applicants are from out of towni,
with some coming out of state.
Search committee members
include Lamar Demps, former
football player and teacher at Kate
Sullivan School in Tallahassee;
.- Please see page 5
Recent rains had
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In honor of...
The American Cancer Society (ACS) will be honoring cancer survivors, and those who have lost their battle 'iilh lth
disease, during its Relay for Life event at the Taylor County High School track Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16. A
luminaria ceremony will be held at 9 p.m; on Friday to pay tribute to those who have faced this disease' The luminaria bags
are available now through the night of the event. If you would like to purchase a luminaria in honor or in memory of a
cancer, patient, please contact Cheryl.Gregory at 584-2890. The recommended donation is $5 per luminaria bag.
Continued from page 1
project in the capital city.
The commission, by consensus,
asked Humphries to contact the
veterans committee and arrange for
a status report at the next county
Ground-breaking for the park
was held in late 2003 but since
then, the park has faced permitting
delays and 'planning- and
Brynes said last week that the
permitting is now in place but the
group is still awaiting plans from
Once the project gets underway,
Brynes said the plaza and fountain
areas will likely be the first
visible areas constructed.
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Kendrick focuses on indigent care
Each year, the Legislature
allocates millions of dollars to
Florida's 67 school districts
throughout the state, as well as
Rep. Will Kendrick
local tax dollars.
Each school district must follow
certain restrictions, including class
size requirements, to obtain.the
funds and the local districts do not
have, the opportunity to decide
how these dollars are spent.
Rep. Will Kendrick has filed a
bill, (HB 1595) that will allow
local school districts that meet
specified class size requirements to
use the proceeds that are generated
by the district school tax for
broader purposes. Currently, these
dollars are, used much more
Kendrick's bill, "Uses of the
School District Tax," will ensure
that local school boards are able to
make decisions based on their
needs, he said.
"Anytime- we can give local
government the.tools necessary to
run effectively, it is good
government policy," said Rep.
Kendrick. The bill passed the
PreK-12 Committee Tuesday',
March 29, and has gone to the
Committee for consideration. If
passed, 'the bill will become
effective on July 1 of this year.
Providing health care for the
needy is an ongoing issue.
throughout the U.S. Each county
in Florida has citizens that-are in
need of health, care assistance.
Rep. Kendrick has proposed a bill
that will provide assistance to
these families that are in need of
HB 55 will allow counties with
a population of less than 50,000
to pass an additional half-cent tax
for indigent healthcare services.
The tax increase would take effect
pending voter approved referendum
by each county that meets the
The ,Voter-Approved Indigent
Care Surtax will not only give an
increase to funding, but it will
also give local control on what
these additional funds are used for.
"This is a great opportunity to
once- again allow local
governments the flexibility of
funds to be determined at a local
level, while helping some of
Florida's most vulnerable," said
With the passing of this bill,
the affected counties will have an
increase in funds to help provide
indigent health-care as well as
health-care facilities. Rep.
Kendrick hopes that this increase
will assist even more families
with health-care which will in turn
save lives. The bill has been
passed favorably through both the
Health Care and the Finance and
Tax Committees. The bill awaits
presentation by the Local
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What doyou know about acupuncture?
What do you know about acupuncture?
SJudy. Andrews had the. daunting task of explaining
acupuncture and Chinese medicine to the Perry Woman's
Club on March 9 when she was guest speaker for the meeting.
Andrews suggested that many physical maladies are not
attacks from the outside, but a result of "the injustices we
inflict upon our bodies."
District director welcomed
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
What do:you know about yin
Judy Andrews had the daunting
task of explaining acupuncture and
Chinese medicine to the Perry
Woman's Club on March 9 when
she was guest speaker for the
Andrews, however, is not afraid
of a daunting task.
With this introduction to her
topic, "I am especially grateful for
the opportunity to talk about
something I am forever passionate
about," Andrews was off and
"Chinese medicine treats each
individual as an individual," she
said. "This requires extensive
intake and an open mind."
Her glossary of terms included
yin (which she compared to the
dark side of the mountain) and
yang (the opposite or sunny side),
and she noted the importance of
balance between the two entities.
She also spoke of the 14
Primary meridians running deep in
the body which surface at acu-
points that are about the size of a
"Chi" or the life force (energy)
travels through these meridians
and surfaces at the acu-points.
Thus, acupuncture allows you to
treat the inside of the body from
the outside, Andrews explained.
Retired educators hear
Sixteen members of Taylor
Retired Educators Association
iTREA), along with two -guests
from District 3, gathered at Joyce's
SMain Street Cafe at 11 a.m. on
Monday, March 21. President
"Mickey Hatleberg. welcomed
everyone and Vice President Flora
- -Woodfaulk introduced Dr. Tulio
SSulbaran, a cardiologist whose
Practice is located at 1211 Center
With the topic, "Healthy
Hearis," Sulbaran used models of
'a.n arlery and a heart, supported by
T-o7her visuals, to explain the
S-effecti of good and bad cholesterol.
-- Sulbaran informed the group
t:hai acceptable numbers for blood
.pressure are changing--and they're
-.- going lower. He encouraged the
Seducators to be "inolked in thcir
healthh care--not passive about
:;-t...to ask questions and be
_-_ informed." .Athough he discussed
--numbers in relation to good and
bad cholesterol, as well as blood
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Semce 11:00 a.m..
S_ Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Hamilton and Suwannee/Latayette)
will be represented.
The nei mnernting wilt'1e April
18 at 11 a.m. in Joyce's Main
Also, she rioted, the state
convention is planned for May 25-
27 in St. Petersburg, with an
April 15th registration deadline.
Four representatives of TREA are-
planning to attend.
She also noted that Chinese
medicine recognizes the value of
treating the mind, the body, the
spirit and-the emotions. "Your
emotional health depends on your
physical health, and your physical
health depends on your emotional
health," she explained,
underscoring the body's need for
balance and harmony.
"Where acupuncture shines," she
said, "is in the treatment of
chronic diseases. We understand
that we are not going to cure a
person, but we believe that we can
help the body heal itself." In her
current practice, she sees patients
with diabetes and arthritis, among
other chronic diseases.
Others come to defeat an
addiction (cigarettes and beyond),
or for relief from sinus discomfort.
Andrews suggested that many of
our physical maladies are not
attacks from the outside, but a:
result of "the injustices we inflict'
upon our bodies." Thus, she
encourages eating more fresh fruits
and vegetables, and paying
attention to these "injustices."
Keeping 'pace' with Relay
Keeping "pace" with Taylor County's upcoming Relay.for
Life, P.A.C.E. International Union Local 3-1192 has donated
$1,250 to the local American Cancer Society event. With this
donation, P.A.C.E. joins other bronze sponsors, including
Progress Energy, Big Top Manufacturing, Martin Electronics,
Big Bend Marine and Buckeye, Florida. Above, unioh
representative Barbara Patrick, left, presents a check to
Relay for Life Chair Jamie Clark. Relay for Life will be held
April 15 and 16 at the Taylor County High School track.
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"Anger, frustration and
irritability are said to damage
liver," she noted. "the next time
you get angry, think about your
Even emotions we call healthy
can be detrimental in excess, she
explained. "They say too much
joy can damage the heart," and she
gave an example. "Say you go to
a family reunion and it's
wonderful, but there's so much to
do and so many people to see in
such a short while, that you're
exhausted after the reunion. Look
at your tongue the next morning
and the tip will be red--from too
Andrews says we should work
toward.both, and nobody in the
room that day could disagree.
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pressure, he emphasized, "we don't
treat numbers--we treat patients."
-iHe added that knowledge is "
increasing daily and "we must be
very objective in medicine with
the most current, proven,
scientific knowledge available at
that time, and see the patient as a
Encouraging the improvement
of heart health, Sulbaran suggested
diet tips, exercise and insisted:
stop smoking. The program ended
with a question and answer
Secretary Virginia Trofemuk
read the minutes from the last
meeting and Treasurer Madeline
Moore gave the treasurer's report.
PollyH Hodges, director of
District 3. and Carolyn Winburn
were introduced as uicLs MNrs
Hodgcs informed the membership
of a district meeting, on Sept 21
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Torch Run is Apri
The Taylor County Law
Enforcement Special Olympics
Torch Run is slated for April 15,
and officers are asking the public
to come out and "support the
According to Taylor County
Sheriff's Office Cpt. Richard
Johnson, the run will begin at the
county line, where Sgt. Buddy Lee
will receive the torch.
He will then transport it to
town, where officers will "run" it
from the Taylor County
Courthouse, to the Kmart parking
Once there, Smokey Bear will
greet on-lookers and children will
be on-hand to draw for prizes.
To qualify for a prize, you may
purchase a ticket for $5 at TCSO,
Are you looking for something
fun and educational for your child
to participate in this summer?
If so 4-H Day Camps are what
you are looking for! Registration
begins for all 4-H day camps
Monday, April 18, at 8 a.m., at
Day Camp: Outdoor Adventures
tea e, in
Continued frompage 1
Gene Johstono, Buckeye employee
who helps with TCHS tennis;
Ke0in Kidd. e'ecutiie director of
the Perry/Taylor County Boys &
Girls Club'; :Walt Lamb. former
coach (in several capacities) and
current mathematics teacher at
TCHS; Junior Proenza, parent,
member of TCHS Football
Booster Club and Progress Energ\
employee; Keith Ragans, business
owner, School Aldvisory
Committee member and parent;,
and Carol Wentworth, a teacher at
Hendry said in choosing
committee members, "we wanted
to get a well-rounded
:representation from the
community and we feel that they
will do an excellent job in making
their recommendations for the
is now closed
Continued from page.1
Another favorite spot for Taylor
Countians, Goose Pasture on the
Wacissa River, is also closed, it
According to Division of
Forestry information, Taylor ";*""
County has received 10.23 inches
Sof rain in less than three weeks,
causing some damage to roads and
low-lying areas which have been :
Director of Public Works Andy
McLeod said he has sent-crews to
at least three locations recently to
fill-in washed-out roads, caused
from the rain.
"We also had a downed tree on a
public road in Steinhatchee last
weekend, which we had to move,!'
he said. "That was also caused
from the storms."
According to the, National
Weather Service, the Aucilla River
Swas expected to crest Monday, at
56.1 feet above sea level, almost
five feet above normal. The flood
elevation is listed at 53.93 feet.,
Workers 'at Taylor Co6unty
Mosquito Control said Tuesday
that only six requests for spraying
had been received so far, "but :'
many,more are expected, ,due to ,,
the Taylor County Extension
Day camps are held at the
Taylor County Extension Office
(old Forest Capital Hall) for youth
ages five to 12. Day camps will
Sbe highlighted with various
educational and recreational
Activities and most day camps will
feature field trips. Participating
,,children should bring their lunch
each day during camp, preferably
in a small cooler.
S For more information about
These programs, contact the 4-H
SCoordinator at (850) 838-3508 or
.Day camps will include:
-Art Adventures: Tues.-Thurs.,
lMa 31-June 2, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. -Ages 8-12; limited to 30
'youth, cost: $20. Youth will learn
about a variety of art mediums and
complete projects to take home.
SThere will be lots of hands-on.
projects in this camp.
--Wild For Water: Mon-Thurs.,
June 6-9, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12; limited to 30; cost:
$25; This camp is for those youth
who want to learn more about
S aquatic plants, animals and their
environment. During this camp,
youth will learn all about fishing,
'boat safety and canoeing through
hands-on activities and field trips
throughout the state.
--Wild For Water (Cloverbuds):
: Mon-Thurs., June 20-23, 9:30
a m to 4:30 .p.m..Ages 5-8:
Limited to'30; cost: $25. Youth
\\ill learn how to fish and explore
variouss aquatic environments
through field trips and hands-on
--Animals & Agriculture: Mon.-
Thurs.. June 27-30; 9:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Ages 8-12; limited to
30: cost: $25 (if your child has
their own pass to Wild
Adventures)) and $40 (if your child
does not have a pass to Wild
Advenuture s).Youth will encounter
a variety pf animals up close and
personal 'through hahds-on
aclit ires and field trips.
--Se7ing Savvy: Tues.-Thurs.;
July 5-7, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30, p.m.
SAges 8-12; limited to 15; cost:
$15. During this day .camp youth
Swill learn how to work a sewing
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at the courthouse and county jail,
Perry Police Department, and the
Division of Forestry.
Officers from several different
divisions will also be on-hand.
Shirts may be purchased at
TCSO for $12, while caps may be
had for $10.
All proceeds go to the Taylor
County Special Olympics.
machine and make sewing projects
to take home.
--Outdoor Adventures: Mon.-
Thurs., July 11-14, 9:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Ages 8-12; limited to
30; cost: $25. Youth will learn
more about the great outdoors
through field trips and activities.
Including field trips to the Junior
Museum and Wakulla Springs.
During one day of the camp,
youth will learn about the sport of
archery and get to shoot a bow.
'(Cloverbuds): Mon.-Thurs., July
18-21, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ages 5-8; limited to 30; cost:
$25. Youth will explore the world
around them through, field trips
and hands-on activities. Includes
field trips to the Junior Museum
and Wakulla Springs.
--Cake Decorating: Tues.-
Thurs., June 28-30, 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Ages 7-12; limited to 10;
cost: $15. Youth will learn basics
of- how to decorate a cake and
make simple cake decorations.
Each participant will take home
their very own cake decorating kit.
The remaining list of 4-H day
camps planned this summer will
be printed in Friday's Perry
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Telephone survey planned
The North Florida Workforce
Development Board has begun
conducting a pilot job
vacancy/hiring needs telephone
survey of local businesses on
current and future vacancies/hiring
needs in our region.
A sample of employers will be
contacted about current vacancies
and future hiring plans for the next
six months. Other information
collected will include education
requirements, hiring difficulties,
part-time/full-time status and
benefits for these vacancies.'
The survey will be conducted for
Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison,
Suwannee and Taylor counties.
The purpose of the survey 'is to
provide near-term information on
actual job vacancies/hiring needs
in order to plan and evaluate on-
going training, job placement and
economic development program
set for Feb.
Continued from page 1
Currently, the county has two
work crews from TCI, while the
city has one.
City Manager Bill Brynes said
that his understanding of the
situation, was that things would
remain the same as far as the work
goes, "there will, just be more
inmates doing it."
The city's inmate work schedule
currently is a four-day week, with
prisoners workingl0-hour days.
The project is expected to be
completed by February 2006.
needs. The cooperation of the
employer associations and
employers contacted will better
enable the North Florida
Workforce Development Board to
ensure a skilled workforce to meet
the needs of business and support
economic development in the
For further information about
the survey, contact William M.
Deming, executive director, North
Florida Workforce Development
Board, toll-free at (866) 212-9618
or via e-mail at
'Walks for Life'
Steinhatchee Striders will host their fourth annual "Walk for Life"
Saturday, April 9, at the Steinhatchee Community Center. -'
Planned events include a bake sale and yard sale, all starting at 9 a.m.
Grady Moore Real Estate, Inc.
welcomes their newest sales associate
Married to John Moore, Cheryl is the mother of three girls,
and they attend First United Methodist Church. The
market has never been better in Taylor County and Cheryl
invites you to stop by or give her a call.
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TCHS 2005 Lady
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in rising rivers
Water levels on the Suwannee
and Santa Fe Rivers have risen the
point where "no-wake zones" are
now in effect, according to the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
FWC, in conjunction with the,
Suwannee River Water
Management District, has been
monitoring the river levels. FWC
officers have been patrolling the
affected areas of the rivers to
ensure the no-wake zones are
According to FWC's Lt. Donald
Buchanan, area supervisor, "When
the water level at Branford reaches
26 feet, a no-wake/idle zone goes
into effect on the Suwannee River
from the Highway 27 Bridge in
Branford south to Fowlers Bluff,
and on the -Santa Fe River from
the mouth north to High Springs.
The Branford level reached 26.4
Sunday and is at 26.68 today."
"At the present time, we're
asking boaters to stay off the
rivers in these affected areas until
conditions improve and the water
levels decrease. There are
underwater navigational hazards
which can cause problems for
boaters," Buchanan said.
"The wakes caused by the
boaters running through the areas
cause damage to the property
along the river front," Buchanan
explained. "Boaters need to know
that they will be held'responsible
for.their boat wake and actions."
FWC officers are citing those
boaters who do not obey the no-
wake zones with careless
"FWC officers are also
providing law enforcement
security in these affected areas and
will be on the lookout for
suspicious activity," Buchanan
For more information about the
river levels, check out
Florida's 2004 boating statistics
are out, and again they, are
The number of registered boats
in Florida soared to 982,907 in
2004, compared to 978,225 in
2003. Boating fatalities jumped to
68 in 2004 from 64 in 2003. In
fact, fatality numbers have
increased slowly since 2000 when
Florida had its lowest number of
boating fatalities in many years.
Monroe County reported the
highest number of accidents and
injuries, 98 and -7 rese-liel.
Pinellas County reported the
highest number of fatalities with,
seven. Palm Beach County
reported the highest property
damage figures at $8.69 million,
including one incident that
accounted for $8 million of that
total. The second-highest property
damage occurred in Miami-Dade
County with $1.2 million.
Even the good news wasn't
really good. The statistic that
recreational boating accidents
dipped to 743 from 1,005 in 2003
reflects a change in the amount of
damage an accident has to involve
before it, counts. In 2003, an
accident had to involve $500
damage to be included in the
statistics. They had to involve
$2,000 in damage to make the cut
in 2004 due to a change in the
Statistics indicate experienced
boaters may fall prey to a false
sense of security. In fact, more
than half the boat operators'
involved in fatal boating accidents
last year had more than 100 hours
of boat operation experience.
The typical boating accident
victim is not a child or' adolescent.
He's a 22- to 50-year-old male
with many hours of experience in
Operating a vessel. In most cases,
if he sustained an injury, it was
not life-threatening. If he did not
survive the accident, most likely
he drowned, because he thought it
Uncomfortable, unbecoming or
unnecessary to wear a life jacket -
even if he couldn't swim.
Drowning continued to be the
leading cause of death in Florida's
boating accidents (65 percent).
DATE TEAM PLACE TIME/RESULT
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 Rainout
March 29 Dixie (DH) Home 3-4 L; 13=0 W
April 1 Hamilton Away Rainout
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April 8 Florida High Away 7p.m.
April 12 Madison Home 7 p.m.
April 15 Wakulla Away 7p.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.
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First Baptist launches 40 Days of Purpose
When First Baptist Church in
Perry launches its 40 Days of
Purpose campaign on Sunday,
April 17, it will join a worldwide
network of thousands of churches.
Throughout the nation, an
estimated 13,000 churches from
60 denominations have
experienced the "purpose-driven
phenomena" inspired by a
California pastor's best-selling
The Rev. Eddie Blalock, senior
pastor at First Baptist, said, "We
are excited about beginning our 40
Days of Purpose campaign. I
know other churches in the
community have already
experienced the blessing of this
journey. We are trusting God to
impact our church in a powerful
way. Our teams are working to
prepare, our people are excited, and
I know that God is ready to work
Women 'break forth'
in worship Saturday
The Women's Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Perry is
presenting a conference for women on Saturday, April 9, featuring Alicia
Williamson Garcia as guest speaker and singer.
Garcia toured six years with the contemporary Christian group, "Truth,"
and another six with the Women of Faith Worship Team. She is also the
author of two books, "A Seeking Heart--Rediscovering True Worship"
and "Hold Nothing Back--How Sacrificial Obedience Leads to Intimacy
The conference begins Saturday with coffee and juice at 8:30 a.m. and
sessions begin at 9. To register, please call 584-7066; a $10 fee includes
a snack and lunch. A nursery is provided for children 8 and under.
To reach the church by e-mail, please send to email@example.com.
Revival at Potter's House
Potter's House will hold revival services Friday at 7:30 p.m. and
Saturday at 10 a.m. featuring Wes Malone of Lake City as guest speaker.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Quartet sings on April 9
Ephesus Ad\eni Chrisian Church %will present the Old Time Gospel
Hour Quarter as part of the annual lamie \\ walker Sing on Saturday. April
9, at 7 p m Admission is free.
The church is located at 9959 Southeast Count\- Road 40J5 in Branford.
For additional information, please call 386-935-10177.
in our lives."
At the center of the campaign is
the fastest-selling hard cover
nonfiction book in history. The
Purpose Driven Life has sold more
than 16 million copies since its
release in 2002. The book's
author, Rick Warren, is senior
pastor at one of America's largest
churches, Saddleback Church in
Lake Forest, Calif. Following its
40 Days campaign two years ago,
Saddleback baptized 671 new
believers, added almost 1,200
members and increased average
attendance by 2,000.
Two years ago, the first 1500
churches to hold a 40 Days
campaign reported their worship
attendance increased an average of
"People will hear about God's
purpose for their lives in many
different, forms," said Blalock.
The family of Jared Bain wishes
to express our heartfelt
appreciation for the outpouring of
the community's love and support
during this tragic time in our
lives. Each act of kindness
including your prayers. cards.
flowers. food. memorial
contributions and tisii- continue
to minister to our family
MI\ God bless n ou.
Sizan Bain and Famil\
"This will allow the truths of
God's Word to sink deeper into
hearts, which is essential for any
permanent life change."
He added, "People today are
longing to find purpose and
meaning in their lives. People are
searching for peace and happiness.
Jesus said that happiness is not
found in the abundance of things
that we possess. True joy comes
in knowing God and walking it
His purposes for your life. It is
not too late for you to join us fdr
this incredible study!"
For April 8
Baptist convention slated
By B.D. Williams
The Record Book
If all the things you ever said
were written in a book, and all
your thoughts were on display so
all could take a look.
I guess there's not a living soul
who wouldn't hang his head, and
feel ashamed before the Lord and
wish that he was dead.
There is a record bookI'm told,
with every deed and word; it even
keeps the records of our thoughts
that can't be heard.
The good, the bad and every sin,
for nothing hus been missed; it
really makes me feel ashamed to
think what's on my list.
And yet the pages of my past,
shall never condemn me, for Jesus
nailed them to His cross, one day
And now I stand in Him
complete, redeeed from sin and
strife; and with His blood, He
wrote my name, down in the Book
Florida General Baptist
Convention, Inc. convenes April 8
in St. Petersburg with Dr. George
McRae, president. Sister Naomi
Bentley is president of the
B.D. Williams and Willie Mae
Donaldson visited Mrs. Reletha
Watson in Lafayette Health Care
Center in Mayo Tuesday.
Several out-of-towners were here
Saturday attending the funeral
services of Ms. Rosa Robinson
held at Stewart Memorial A.M.E.
Those that attended the funeral
services held for Willie Ered James
March 26, in Clearwater were
Frank Jones, Betty Ann Laura
Ruth Collier, George Clayton,
Sarah Hall, Frankye Sermon,
Willie Colson, Mary G. Jones,
Ruby Garner, Joyce Garner,
Elizabeth Whetsel and husband
Lewis and Jerry Clayton and.wife
Deloris, all of Perry; Ronda,
Williams of Tallahassee; and
Bennie Sparks, Rosalind Johnson
and James Garner, all of Miami.
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Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the
strength of my life; of whom
shall I be afraid?
Though an host should encamp
against me, my heart shall not fear;
though war should rise against me, in
this will I be confident.
One thing have I desired of the Lord,
that will I seek after; that I may dwell
in the house of the Lord all the days of
my life, to behold the beauty of the
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For in the time of trouble he shall hide
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The Last Request ,1
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Don't say I lost the battle,
For it was God's war to lose or win.
Please don't say how good I was, but that I did my best.
Just say I tried to do what's right,
* To give the most I could, not to do less.
Please don't give me wings or halos, that's for God to do,
I want no more than I deserve, no extras, just my due.
Please don't give flowers or'talk in harsh tones.
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Plan now to attend the Early
Learning Coalition of Taylor
County's annual Children's Fun
Festival Saturday, April 23, from
10 a.m. to noon at City Park.
The Children's Fun Festival
will kick off Early Childhood
Awareness Week, April 23-29.
Programs and organizations that
serve young children and their
families will participate in the
festival, with each participant
hosting a booth that will include
information and services provided
by their organization. The booths
will also include fun activities for
children, including Go Fish,
shaving cream art, face-painting,
ring toss, hat making, crazy art,
beauty nails, a duck pond and
Complimentary snacks will be
During Early Childhood
Awareness Week, the local Pre-
K/Head Start programs will hold
registration April 25-27. Public
Officials Day will be held April
At the Booking Desk
Editor's note: It is the policy of this
newspaper to run the names of all
those arrested and booked at the
Taylor County Jail. All those listed
below have been charged with a
crime, but are considered innocent
.until proven guilty.
Shinetta Renee Sellers, 41, 312
W. Cider Street, passing worthless
check, Dep. Giacomucci, TCSO.
-James Owens, 22, 2401 NW
-James Road, Jacksonville,
trespass, disorderly conduct, Dep.
Tammy Lynn McCracken, 38,
3735 Woods Creek Road,
-burglary, battery, Ptl. Johns, PPD.
- Elizabeth Fay Walker, 41, Hwy.
51 First Avenue, Steinhatchee;
FTA (burglary of a dwelling),
Dep. Bowden, TCSO.
- Erma Lee Guthrie, 51, 10229
-Puckett Road, DUI, Dep. Tucker,
Leo Edward Pruitt, 58, 10189
Puckett Road,' DUI (felony),
DWLS (knowingly), refusing to
submit to DUI test, Ptl. Deeson,
Michael James Harris, 24, 118
Joann Street, VOP (DWLS
-habitual), Dep. Hawkins, TCSO.
Geoffrey Rankin Stilton, 25,
_7941 49th Avenue North, St.
-Petersburg, VOP, Sgt. Cruse,
-Jimmy Wayne Williams, 28,.
8640 Potts Still Road, battery on a
law enforcement officer, resisting
with violence, Ptl. Curry, PPD.
Jessie Branch Hines, 43, 2323
:Trimble Road, Tallahassee, DUI,
Trp. Ernst, FHP.
S Ivan N. Branch, 51, 3007 Leroy
,Lyons Road, VOP, battery, Sgt.
Benjamin D. Wilson, 31, 118
Lewis Road, retail theft "
(Jacksonville), Dep. Lundy,
Freddie Lee Johnson, 27, 500 S.
Warner Avenue, aggravated,
battery, Ptl. Curry, PPD.
Tonya Sylvia Lafuenta, 38, 795
Charles Hendry Road, DUI, Trp.
Tammy Richelle McGill, 39,
8183 Ma Dixon Road, trespass of
a structure, Ptl. Griffin, PPD.
Kenneth Frank Broeder, 44,
3138 Ma Dixon Road, trespass of
a structure, Texas warrant (parole
violations), Ptl. Griffin, PPD.
Teresa Ann Cannon, 29, 1702
W.T. Grubbs Road, violation of
community control, VOP (battery
on a law enforcement officer in
Wakulla County, Off. Jarvis,
Tammy Darlene Clark, 34, 108
Magnolia Street, DWLS/R
(habitual), no vehicle registration,
VOP, Trp. Ernst, FHP.
Paul Meeks Sr., 44, 151 Leon
Ward Road, FTA (pre-trial), Dep.
David Veenester Carter, 54, 1942
Melrose Avenue South, St.
Petersburg, VOP (FTA for
cheating), Sgt. Murphy,. TCSO.
Robert Lee Barnes, 59, 1621
26th Avenue North, St.
Petersburg, VOP warrant
(DWLS/R habitual), Dep.
Bill Lee Fowler, 59, 3562 Green
Farm Road, domestic battery,
Dep. Gulbrandsen, TCSO.
Tracia Shenette Williams, 31,
131 Joann Street, FTA (passing
worthless checks), Dep.
Javahres Wyche, 29, 903 Duval
Street, FTA, Dep. Bowden,
A-8 The Taco Times April 6, 2005
E. R. Ross
SE. R. "Jim" Ross, 82, died April
4, 2005, at Doctors' Memorial
He was a native and lifelong
resident of Taylor County, as well
as a longtime resident of the
Keaton Beach area, where he was
a commercial fisherman and
crabber, known as "Papa Jim."
Mr. Ross was a veteran of World
War II serving in the Army Air
Corps. He was a member of New
Home Baptist Church. He was a
former member of the Elks Lodge
and a member of the offshore
He was preceded in death by his
wife of 58 years, Willie Jo Ross;
four brothers, Eldin M. "Bunny"
Ross, Biddie Ross, Dink (and
Inez) Ross and Tuts (and
Imogene) Ross; and a sister,
Survivors include: a son, Dennis
Ross; a daughter, LaJune
Stephens; five grandchildren,
Angel Rochester, Justin Stephens,
Shannon Driggers, Shane Ross
and Lynn Ross; one great
grandchild; and sisters-in-law,
Mozelle Ross and Evelyn Ross.
Funeral services will be held
Friday, April 8, at 11 a.m. at Joe
P. Burns Funeral Home with
Doyle Lundy officiating.
Interment will follow at
Family members will receive
friends Thursday from 6 until 9
p.m. at Burns Funeral Home,
which is. in charge of the
Nellie Jean Meadows
Nellie Jean Meadows. 74, of
Steinhatchee, died April 4;2005.
Mrs. Meadows had lived in
Steinhatchee since 1986 coming
from Brooksville. She was born in
Beckley, W. Va., and graduated
from Stocco High School in
Stevenson, W. Va. Mrs. Meadows
was in business with her husband
at Earl Meadows. Automotive
Service in Brooksville for 20
years. She was a member of New
Hope United Methodist Istachatta.
She is survived by her husband,
Earl Meadows of Steinhatchee,
and one brother, Jon L. Meadows
Graveside services will be held
today, April 6, at 11 a.m. at Lake
Lindsay Cemetery in Brooksville
with Ron Coward officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family
requests that memorial donations
be made to Hospice of Big Bend,
1723 Mahan Center Blvd.,
Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428.
Evans-Carter Funeral Home in
High Springs is in charge of the
F.W. Wilson died Feb. 25,
2005, at the age of 90.
A member of Shady Grove
Baptist Church, he retired from
Buckeye as a heavy equipment
Mr. Wilson was preceded in
death by his only son, W. Arthur
Wilson, as well as a grandson,
Emory Blanton, a granddaughter,
Cindy McCormick, and his wife
of 67 years, Maebelle Richardson
Survivors include: three
daughters, Patricia McIntyre,
Elaine Blanton (and husband
Almon) of Perry, and Yvonne
Johnson of Jefferson County; one
brother, Joseph H. Wilson (and
wife Dorothy) of Perry; one sister-.
in-law, Ernestine Richardson of
Pavo, Ga.; one brother-in-law,
Roy Hiers of Berlin, Ga.; 12
grandchildren; 15 great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
Funeral services were held Feb.
27 at Beggs Funeral Home in
Monticello with interment
following in Woodlawn Cemetery
Ramona E. Clymer
Ramona E. Clymer, a
homemaker, 87, died April 1,
2005, in Brandon.
Boin in Henderson County,
Tenn., she moved to Perry from
Milam, Tenn., in 1954. Mrs.
Clymer was a member of First
United Methodist Church in Perry
where she was a member of the
She was preceded in death by her
-: husbarid,.James "Jim!' Clymer; a
daughter, Judy Clymer; and a
brother, DeWayne Elkins.
Survivors include: two sons,
Jimmy Clymer of Perry and
Rodney Clymer of Brandon; one
brother, James Elkins of Jackson,
Tenn.; two sisters, Ruth Newman
and Melba Fowler, both of
Jackson; one sister-in-law, Dell
Elkins of Goodlettsville, Tenn.;
two grandchildren; three great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
Funeral services were held
Monday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at
First United Methodist Church
with the Rev. Matt Wallis
officiating. Interment will follow
at Pineview Memorial Gardens.
Family members received
friends Sunday from 6 until 8
p.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral
Home, which was in charge of the
Eldon Edward Hill
Eldon Edward Hill, 61, died
April 3, 2005, in Perry.
A native and lifelong resident of
Taylor County; he was the son of
the late Charlie Hill and Nannie
DeVane Hill. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Hill worked as a gas
technician for Suburban Propane
for 25 years and was the owner and
operator of Hills Country Kitchen
as well as Buckeye Cafeteria.
Survivors include: his wife of
three years, Lorraine Hill of Perry;
three sons, Eldon Hill Jr., Adrian
Crain and Jeff Crain, all of Perry;
two daughters, Natasha Hearns and
Nicole Hearns, both of Perry; five
brothers, Franklin Hill, William
Hill, Cecil Hill, Irvin Hill and
Ronnie Hill, all of Perry; four
sisters, Shellie Johnson, Coretha
Smith, Lydia Maurer and Betty
Trussell; all of Perry; five
grandchildren; one great
grandchild; and a host of nieces
He was preceded in death by one
brother, Roland Hill, and one
sister, Virgie Thames.
Funeral services will be held
today, April 6, at 11 a.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home with
interment following at Shiloh
Family members received
friends Tuesday, April 5, at Beggs
Funeral Home, which is in charge
of the arrangements.
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Vision Arts Eye Care Center -- 1502 S. Jefferson St.
Tuesday, 9:00 11:00 a.m.
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
Airport Advisory Commission. 4th
Monday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
American Legion Post #96 1st
Tues., 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: 4th Tues., noon, 107 East
Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues. at
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): 2nd and 4th
Mon., 7 p.m., main hanger at airport.
County Commission: first Mon. and
third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2
p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter, second
Mon., 7 p.m., Jerkins Center.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123, meets
first and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
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,;' 10.30 a m Taylor County Public
Lady Elks: second Thurs 8 pm
Main Street Perry: First Monday of
each monii Perry/Tavlor Counrv
Chamber oi C'ommerce at noon
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: ihrst and
third Fr Call 84.3826
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd
and 4t-' Sar 7 pm Tr,bal 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: third Wed.,,10
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 584-8815.
Rotary Club: Tues., noon .at B. J.'s
School Board: 1st and 3rd Tues., 7
SHARE distribution: 4th Sat., 10 a.m.
Social Security: representatives, 2nd
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, courthouse
Sons of Confederate Veterans
meets fourth Tuesday at VFW Post. on
Center Street, 7 p.m. For location, call
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thurs.
10 a.m., 502 N: Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
3rd Wed, at 18820 Beach Road, 5 p.m.
Taylor County Task Force Against
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault: 4th
Wed., 12 noon at Joyce's Mainstreet
Taylor County Democratic Party
meets the third Monday, 7 p.m. at the
Golden Corral. Call 584-9656 or 584-
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Taylor Development Council: 2nd
Wed. 4 p.m., at.Chamber:
Taylor County Development
Authority: 2nd Mon., 5 p.m. at Chamber.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
1st Monday, 7 p.m., Division of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road,
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, 2nd Tues., 5:30
p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank,
Taylor County Historical Society:
3rd Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society
Taylor County' Horseman's
Association Horse Show: 2nd Sat,, 1'0
a,m. Arena located on Bishop Blvd.
VFW Post #9225: 2nd Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).
10 contestants vy for crown
Miss TCHS wil
The 2005 Miss Taylor County High School (TCHS) Pageant will be
held in the Taylor County Middle School auditorium on Saturday, April
9, at 6 p.m. This year's contestants will be "Stayin' Alive" with an
interview, opening number, daywear competition, entertainment and
evening gowvn competition.
Jodi Drawdy and Janet Johstono, who are chairing the event,,
commented that "the girls have worked really hard and have fdimed a deep
commitment of unity."
The Miss TCHS pageant returned to the high school's calendar in 2004
with nine contestants; this year, the field includes 10 vying for the crown.
"This is a fundraiser for the school-sponsored senior trip to New York
be crowned Saturday
City, and all proceeds will go directly to the parents and senior students I*
working with the pageant," said Johstono.
The location was changed to the middle school's auditorium because of
construction currently underway in the high school facility.
Florida's Forest Festival Jr. Miss Jessica Manning and Miss TCHS
2004 entertainment winner Janay Flowers will provide special ;
entertainment. The 2004 Miss TCHS Sara Poppell, along with Susan
Nelson, will be the night's Mistresses of Ceremonies.
Tickets, which are $5 for adults and $4 for students, may be purchased
at the door. Concessions will be sold in the lobby.
Parents:'Robert and Sharon Durham
Sponsor: Landen and Sharon Durham
High School activities: English honor
Hobbies: dancing and drawing.
Parents: Darron Ross and Lucretia
Sponsor: Country Kitchen
High School activities: CROPS
Foundation, honor roll, volleyball.
-Hobbies: dancing, spending time with
family, hanging out, eating and
Parents: Lamar and Dianna Hathcock
Sponsor: Lamar & Dianna Hathcock
Entertainment: showtwirl (baton)
Highly School activities: honor roll, JV
cheerleader, JV Co-captain, National
Science Honor Society.
Hobbies: baton twirling, cheerleading,
reading, spending time with her
grandparents, going to the UF football
Parents: Eric and Nita Scott
Sponsor: Eric and Nita Scott
High School activities: honor roll,
TCHS Marching Band, concert band,
FCCLA, class representative, Who's
Who Among American High School
Hobbies: singing, dancing, playing the
clarinet and working with younger
children at the Boys & Girls Club.
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Parents: Eddie Joe and Patricia
Jackson and James and Angela
Sponsor: Vicey Jackson
Entertainment; praise dance
High School activities: Who's Who
Among American High School
Students, TCHS Marching Band.
Hobbies: volleyball, track, sewing,
playing the clarinet and dancing.
Parents: Amy Glover and Calvin
Sponsor: New Bethel M. B. Church
and Wayne Dunwoody
High School activities: student council,
homecoming court, CROPS
Foundation, volleyball and softball,
Hobbies: eating, sleeping, dancing,
talking on the phone, hanging out and
hninn with mv familv
Parents: Kimberly Price and Aaron
Sponsor: Kimberly Price
Hobbies: talking, advising, spending
time with friends, singing and praise
Parents: Robert and Melissa Hardin
Sponsor: Lisa Arrowood
Entertainment: hip-hop dance
High School activities: honors
program, honor roll, weight lifting
Hobbies: Taylor Elite competitive
cheerleading, dancing hip-hop and
Parents: Bruce and Amy Cooper
Sponsor: Wachovia Bank
Entertainment: jazz dance
High School activities: JV cheerleader
co-captain, varsity cheerleader,
soccer, softball, student council and
Hobbies: scuba diving, fishing,
physical fitness, dancing and public
NFCC hosts Four Freedoms Festival
. North Florida Community
College is teaming up with local
quilters, The Madison Garden
Club, antique enthusiast Wayne
Vickers, skilled basket weaver
Alphonso Jennings and Bali
Thigpen of The Rosery Florist to
bring five exciting events to the
2005 Madison County Four
Freedoms Festival on Saturday,
April 16 in Madison.
O1 'ILT SHOW: Once again the'
NFCC Foundation, Inc. will
sponsor a Quilt Show at the
Mansion. NFCC's Wardlaw-
Smith-Goza Conference Center
located on U.S. Highway 90 in
NMadison. The show opens
Saturday, April 16' and continues
Monday, April 18 through
Wednesday, April 20 from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. So stop by, stroll
through the Mansion and enjoy a
variety of new and antique quilts.
Those wishing to display quilts in
th'e show should register now with
Maria Greene, (850) 973-9432 or
FLOWER EXHIBIT: The
Madison Garden Club hosts a
Flower Exhibit in the Wardlaw-
Smith-Goza Conference Center
(downstairs) to compliment the
Quilt Show April 16, 18, 19 &
20. The exhibit features a variety
of arrangements full of color and
spring flowers sure to delight
.ANTIQUE FARM HOME
, AND MACHINERY EXHIBIT:
Wayne Vickers of Madison offers
an, 'Antique Farm Home and
Small Machinery" display outside
the WSG Conference Center on
Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m.-3
p.m. The display features antique
household items such as antique
irons, meat grinders, etc. and
small gas engine items.
Jennings, highly talented in the
craft of basket weaving, will give
educational demonstrations on
creating woven baskets April 16 at,
Conference Center, 11 a.m.-3
ip.m. Jennings learned the art from-
his grandmother, Lucreaty Clark.
Over four generations of his
family have made baskets.
DESSERT TASTING: On
April 16 at noon, the public is
invited to sample desserts in the
kitchen of the Mansion. The
dessert samples are entries from
the Friday, April 15 Dessert Bake-
Off Contest hosted by Bali
Thigpen of The Rosery Florist.
Entries and more information on
the bake-off are available at the
Rosery Florist, 300 South Range
Street or call (850) 973-2525.
All events are open to the
public. There is no charge to
'Freedom Run' slated in Madison
For competition or fun, people of all ages are invited to participate in
the Colin P. Kelly Freedom Run being held Saturday, April 16, in
, The Freedom Run includes a one-mile run/walk for children and a 5K
run/walk for all ages.
The one-mile event is open to children up to 16 years of age and begins
at 7:30 a.m. There is a $5 entry fee per child.
The 5K event is open to all ages and begins at 8 a.m. There is a $10
entry fee per person.
Both events begin and end at the corner of Range and Marion Streets.
The course moves through downtown Madison and over to the NFCC
For more information, contact Enid Mazzone at (850) 973-1637.
GED slated for April 19, 20
North Florida Community College will conduct GED tests April 19 and
20, beginning at 6 p.m. in the NFCC Technical Center on the Madison
To register, please call (850) 973-1629,
attend, but donations are welcome.
For more information contact
Maria Greene, Wardlaw-Smith-
Goza Conference Center
coordinator, at (850) 973-9432 or
Parents: Michael and Rosalind
Sponsor: Rosalind Upshaw and Glennr
Entertainment: baton performance
High School activities: Who's Who-- -
Among American High School
Students, national honor award,
TCHS Marching Band; SWAT team,
majorettes, JROTC and student
Hobbies: playing clarinet, softball,
twirling and dancing.
For 1st time students
for summer term
First-time college students are
urged to sign up for Summer-A
Term Orientation at North Florida
Community College, April 19th.
Students may attend either a day
session from 8:30 until 11:30
a.m. or an evening session from 6
8 p.m. Orientation will be in
the NFCC Student Center
Lakeside Room for the day session
and the NFCC Library for the_
evening session. Signs will be:
posted on campus for newcomers.
For more information or to:
reserve a space, call 850-973-9409:
or email email@example.com:
Republican women organize,
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
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
Federal sanctioned organization for
women activists involving today's
political issues and opinions.
Registered women voters- in
Taylor County may obtain further:
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-
For more information on the
Taylor County REC, please
contact Tommie Stanaland,
chairman, at (850)584-8815, or by
'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 irl
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.
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DOF: commitment to
-I am writing this letter in
response to concerns expressed by
the Taylor County Commission at
the Commission's regular meeting
March 22, 2005, regarding the
Division of Forestry's role in
Fighting structure fires.
-The Florida Division of
Forestry (DOF) is charged with
the primary duties and
responsibilities mandated by
Chapters 589 and 590, Florida
-Section 590.01 Wildfire
Protection: "The Division
(Division of Forestry of the
SDepartment of Agriculture and
Consumer Services) has the
primary responsibility for
prevention, detection, and
suppression of wildfires ('wildfire'
is taenned as any vegetative fire
that threatens to destroy life,
property, or natural resources)
wherever they may occur."
The DOF will do everything
possible with available personnel
and equipment to prevent and
suppress wildfires and to defend
structures from advancing
wildfires. However, once the
structure becomes involved in fire
our wildland firefighters are not
equipped or fully trained to engage
structural, vehicle or equipment
--The incident involving Bill
Stewart's shed occurred on a day
with high wildfire danger due to
high winds, and low humidity in
an area prone to rapid wildfire
spread which prompted DOF's
-This incident was also one in
which the DOF wildland engine
happened to arrive on scene first.
The DOF wildland firefighters
sized-up the situation and
determined that the shed was
already fully involved in fire and
there was nothing that could be
-done to save it. They then began
sizing-up the adjacent structure and
Briefed the responding structural
.fire units from Taylor County
SFire-Rescue of the situation.
The Taylor County firefighters
also sized-up the situation upon
STheir arrival and determined the
Ehed could not be saved then
3 imediately began checking the
~iiioke filled home's attic and
-ialls for fire...
-_There are- several recent
examples of DOF 'wildland
firefighters providing support to
Taylor County firefighters.
SOne; example was a recent
kidderr fire in a'heavily wooded
area just north of Perry.. When
Taylor County's brush engine'
-parked beside it and supplied
Taylor County Firefighters with
the additional water and foam
iieeded to extinguish the skidder
Another example of the DOF
'providing support to Taylor
'County firefighters was a recent
: 1am fire near Perry.
Four DOF wildland firefighters
supported Taylor County's paid
and volunteer firefighters for
several hours in battling this
structural blaze by driving county
engines involved in a water shuttle
operation, operating pump panels,
establishing and maintaining foam
and water hose lines, changing air
pack bottles for county
firefighters, providing Gatorade to
all firefighters, and securing a safe
The Perry District Office of the
DOF is proactive in fire training
and offers wildland firefighting
courses annually. These courses
are available at no cost to all
Taylor County firefighters and
other emergency responders.
Many Taylor County firefighters
both paid and volunteer have
already completed these courses
and are certified to the minimum
standards of wildland firefighters.
The bottom line is that the
Division of Forestry is committed
to continuing. its strong
cooperative relationship with
Taylor County and its fire
departments including providing
equipment and wildland fire
training for the newly recruited
volunteer firefighters that the
county so desperately needs in
order to provide adequate fire
protection for the citizens of
John K. Fish
Perry District Manager
Florida Division of Forestry
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GTCom gets appreciation
On behalf of the Boys & Girls
Club of Perry/Taylor County, I
would like to take this
opportunity to thank GTCom for
In a time when people and
businesses are, growing and
'becoming more commercialized
and widespread, it is comforting
to know that there are still local
people at our local phone
company who value the children
and the efforts of nonprofit
organizations such as the Boys
& Girls Club.
We thank GTCom for their
generous donation of our DSL
service as we begin to
implement our 21st Century
Community Learning Centers at
each of our local clubs. This
program will focus on the
individual academic needs of
our club members. The DSL,
system is vital to the program
because it allows the students to
complete online test preparation
for the FCAT,. SAT, ACT and
other standardized tests, as well
as complete homework and
reports. Again, thank you
GTCom for your support; your
company is an asset to our
Lisa A. English
Director of Operations
Boys & Girls Club of
Writer salutes congressman
In a time when so many of our.
environmental protections are
being weakened, your readers
should know that some of their
leaders in Washington have a
plan to allow publicly-owned
sewage treatment plants to
dump untreated sewage in our
waters anytime it rains, which
would be disastrous for tourism,
fishing and public health.
Congressman Allen Boyd took
a stand against this backward-
thinking idea, .and The Clean
Water Network would like to
thank him and ask others to do
the same. Congressman Allen
Boyd joined 134 other members
of Congress, along with Florida
Senators Bill Nelson and Mel
Martinez, in signing a letter to
the Environmental Protection
Agency opposing, this. policy.
We applaud his leadership in
protecting public health,: our
economy and our waters. Now
congressional leader- Rep. Clay
Shaw from Ft. Lauderdale has
introduced the "Save Our
Waters from Sewage Act," to
try to stop EPA from moving
forward with its sewage
Wednesday, April 6, 2005
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Please take time to thank
Congressman Allen Boyd and
encourage him to co-sponsor this
Linda L. Young
Southeast Regional Director
Clean Water Network
praise' for care
On March 20, while driving
through Perry, I stopped at the
Hampton Inn, which has been a
'halfway point for years on my
trips from Gulfport, Miss., to
Naples,' to visit my elderly
'While there, the fear of every:
solitary senior citizen traveler
I got sick from a bronchial
infection due to my lung disease
and had to be admitted to Doctors'
Memorial Hospital and put in the
intensive care unit.
I I was' in trouble. But, your city
is lucky and you have a Good
Samaritan in your midst. Ray
Andrews, who helps out at the
Hampton, is someone I have been
acquainted with for about three
years. This man got me to the
emergency room, stayed with me,
looked after my property at the
hotel and for the three days I was
hospitalized, visited and just in
general acted like a brother to me.
I shall be forever grateful for
Ray's care and friendship.
But that' is just part of this
letter. While I was in the
hospital, I was very well looked
after by the staff, who exhibited
skills, tempered with care,
consideration and compassion. It
was incredible and I cannot put
into words my appreciation for the
I walked out well enough to
drive home and now feel almost
feisty again. I cannot recall all the
names of the responsible staff
members, so I will not praise any
one individual because to do so
might slight someone I did not
And, frankly, the last thing I
want to do is be critical of any of
the Doctors' Memorial Hospital
staff; either directly or by
omission. I had marvelous
treatment and care. Thanks.
While there, I learned that there
is'ome dissension in your county
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Does anybody really
know what time it is?
I have struggled with Daylight Savings
Time for 'lo these many years, having
been created with an inner clock of my
own which doesn't respond well to
This, year, however, I was on vacation
and it didn't really matter what the
clock said anyway. Daylight Savings
Time, I convinced myself, would come
and go with very little notice.
My body, for the most part, has
adjusted to that little hour which can
make such a difference in light and
dark. Getting up for school was more
difficult in the morning and ending the
outdoor fun was more difficult in the
evening, but I don't feel like I've been
dragged behind the Daylight Savings
It's just that I was feeling really blonde
on Decision Day. Further, I was
surrounded by blondes, while making
Saturday night, I went through the
vacation home and sprung forward
upon the only two clocks which
worked there. I also moved my watch
up an hour.
Then I sat down to watch t.v. At this
particular locale, we were watching
television stations from both Eastern
and Central Time Zones, and Time is
relative, you know. It appeared some
had sprung forward and others had not,
when--in fact--they all had.
"Did I do this right?" I asked the two
blondes with me.
"Yeah," they said. "What Time is it
"If you don't know what Time it is,
how do you know I set the clocks
"Because I'm sure you did," said one.
What a vote of confidence.
"Does it really matter?" I then asked
myself, and myself said it did because
we had to check out. by 11 a.m. the
next day, or be charged a penalty fee.
There are two Time and Temperature
numbers--one for both zones. You
could theoretically be an hour off for
your entire life, and find a recording to
support your belief. I don't have the
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
mental acumen to deal with this gray
area in something so critical as Time.
Decision Day, however, was Sunday
when two blondes were poised to
return to their college campus in
Central Time Zone.
"What Time is it?" asked one.
"Whose Time do you want?" I asked.
"Ours," they said in unison.
"Well, if it's 10 a.m. my Time, it's 9
a.m. your Time," said I, confidently.
"So why does my watch say 8 a.m.?"
"Did you spring forward?" I asked. "Or
had you converted to Eastern Time this
"My cell phone says it's 8 a.m., too,"
she said, "and it converts when I travel
from Central to Eastern Time Zones."
"Yes, because of the towers," I said,
trying very hard to be brunette, "but I
don't think it knows about Daylight
Savings Time." And I was clearly just
guessing. My phone knows a lot more
about me, than I know about it.
"Are you sure?" they asked.
I wasn't sure about anything. Who's in
charge of Time anyway? Other than
me, I mean. Is there a Federal Office
of Time, or a man with a beard called
I tried to be logical. I looked at the
girls intently. "You were to spring
forward Saturday night, and then fall
back this morning to be in Central Time
"That means I'm where I started,"
By golly, it does.
Frustrated, I said, "I don't know what
Time it is. Ask somebody else."
With the television channel listing in
hand, I found the weather station for
Panama. City and declared to the girls,
"This is your Time." Then I found a
Tallahassee station and told myself,
"This is your Time."
And all of us were out of Time. We
gathered our belongings, parted
sorrowfully, noting that we had a good
Time not worrying about Time until it
Whenever that is.
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Saturday, 9 a.m. until. Steinhatchee
Community Center. Benefits 4th Annual
Walk for Life. For Steinhatchee Striders.
New black, metal framed futon, $75. 6-bulb -
Wolf tanning bed, $500. Call 584-5057 or
H&R 223 single shot rifle, Simmons
4x12x44 scope, camo tack driver. $200.
Giant Guitar and Amp Sale, April 14, 15
and 16. Lowest prices of the year! Live
music Saturday, April 16, with Final
Chapter and The River Randlett Band.-
Watch for details in next week's paper!l
Dixie Music Center, 26626 Hwy. 19 S, Old
Tiara/Veil and. Wedding Dress size 10.
Purchased at Davids Bridal. Paid $1200,
worn 5 hrs. Asking $725 neg. Can be seen
at The Hair Studio or call 371-4247
All wood used cabinets. 12x14 kitchen.
Includes used Thermador range and hood
with warming light. $2000. Speak to Carl.
Large 1 bedroom duplex apartment,
equipped kitchen, central H&A, W/D
hookup, wood floors, front porch, fenced
yard. Quiet neighborhood. $325 mo. $300
.damage deposit. One year lease required.
Taking applications for 1 bedroom, little
house..Very nice, no pets. 584-4366.
Southern Villas of Perry
Looking For Applicants!
HUD vouchers accepted. 1 & 2 BR HC and
non-HC accessible apartments. Office
hour. are 8:00 to 5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call
.8..0.-84-8111. TDDfTTY 711. 315 Puckett
Rd., Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing
For rent! Office space for nonprofit
.'organization at 800 West Ash Street, site
of Taylor County Senior Services. Call
584-4924 for information.
$199 MOVE-IN SPECIAL
For B :: i. i:, ..-irket renters. 1, 2, or 3 BR
IHi, arnd :.-i HC accessible apartments.
HUD .':.u, heri considered and rental
.ai1r 'ni' e ITy be available. Equal
H.u:ing IQ pr-."tunity. 'Office hours are
o. .-, 00i M,:,n.Thurs. Call 850-584-5668.
7"i9 W C\',ur,:h St., Perry, FL 32348. TDD
/ '21 riWA,
i Frirsed room for rent. $85 a week, $100,
..,-,ldeposit. Call 838-1524+77 or 843-1267
.' a (ceJi) or 843-!1296 (cell).
Land i!r "l', 11 l e b-1r-o-v
Church Rd. arind Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing ~
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or-
(850) 584-5891 (Badcock). 4BR, 2BA doublewide, 1 acre, $45,000.
7/21tfEF 3026 Woods Creek Rd. 838-3927.
FOR SALE BY OWNER:
Commercial building in downtown Perry,.
111 West Main St. Perfect for contractor's
office or antique shop. Garage bays with
office and large storage areas. $49,000.
May be eligible for historical restoration
grants. Call John at 584-5555.
Don't Rent, BUY!
Let me help you find a loan right for you. ,
Fast loan approvals, competitive rates.
Call Joanne at 850-926-4044.
HOUSE FOR SALE
Built in 1950s
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
All Pine Wood Floors
New Central H/A
Call for appt. 584-5454
- A IL
1992 Honda Prelude, 5-speed, air, etc.
'.1998 Chevy Cheyenne King Cab, short
'wheel base, 4.3 5-spd., alloyed rims,, cd
player, aluminum tool box, 93,000 miles,
-great fuel mileage, sharp truck. $7,000.
Back tb'nature, quiet and beautiful, 2 1/3
fenced, wooded acres. With 2/1 solid
frame home and. guest house. All for :,
$41,000. Home Sweet Home. Call Kevin at
223-2590 for appointment.
For Sale by Owner:
516 W. Wilcox St., 2 bedrooms, 2 baths,
board and batten cypress house, central.
heat & air, 2 brick fireplaces, lots of I
character. $75,000.; Call 850-584-4886
2 bedroom, 1 bath house on 2 lots. New' .
laminate hardwood floors in kitchen and
dining rooms, new carpet in living room.
Fenced-in back yard, work and storage
shed. Located in downtown area close to
schools, and new hospital..1113 W. Main
St. $52,000. 850-223-2699, leave
WANTED TO BUY: 2 bdrm/1 bath Single-
Wide mobile home in good condition on
it's own lot in the city in desirable
residential area. Contact John Courtney at
Grady Moore R.E. 850-584-7514. ,
-Gorgeous 20.3 acres of pasture directly on
north part of Beach Road. 2 ponds. Seller
won't divide but can be divided. Possible
commercial. $329,000 for all. No owner
House for Sale
710 W. Green Street, Perry, FL. 2,194 sq.
ft., 4 bedrooms/ 1.5 baths/ .24 acres.
$55,000 or make offer. Call 850-402-2475.
Land for sale, 4.22 acres, located 4 miles
past city limits on Hwy. 27 East. Please
call 229-242-7301 or 229-740-1548.
1996 Lincoln Towncar, good clean
condition, one owner car, silver, $6,000.
1986 Lincoln Towncar $1,700 OBO. 584-
8552 or 838-5317 (cell)
997'Pontiac Bonneville SE, 4-door, RW,
PDL, AM/FM cassette, 10 disc CD player,
06,000 miles. Asking $5,0.00 obo. 850-
:200 jNissan Maxima, excellent. Asking
S10 10001 obo. Please call 838-2773.
2002--Ford Excursion Limited 4x4, 7.3 Lt
Diesel 39 000 mi All Power/Leather,
E.,celleni Cond $29,000 obo. 1995
Dode 25010 3.4 Iltn V-10, All Power w/CD,
J..,'d Conr, f.:I.6500 obo, 1992 Toyota
SR5 4x4 Xtra-Cab, Auto V-6, 80,000 mi.,
Excellent Cond., $8,000 obo. 498-7134
2001 Suzuki SV650 Sport Bike. Like New,
only 5K miles. $3500, call 838-2047, leave
91 Trooper Isuzu 4 x 4, 4 door, V-6
Automatic, dependable, $1750 firm. 850-
94 Ford Escort SW. 4 cyl., 5 speed, 35.
mpg, looks.sharp. $900. 850-948-4869
Tracker. 9A International, 140 horse, good
tires, runs great. $1895 850-948-4869
4x4, 81 Ford 150. Recent 300 6 cyl., 4
speed, new hubs & other parts. 850-948- .
1994 21' Sylvan deck boat, V-4 120 hp
Evinrude outboard, $1,800. Also: 15'
Quachita, front stick steering 60 hp
Johnson, $1,500. Call 584-2502.
1988 Coleman Williamsburg pop-up
camper, good cond., air cond., 4-burner
stove, gas/electric refrig., shower, hot
water heater, screened-in awning, new tires
& gas tank & battery, + extras. $1,750 firm.
Call 584-2565 (work) or 584-4998 (home),
ask for Timmy.
Troy-Bilt Tiller Model H-70, 7 HP Kohler
Engine, near new condition. Attachments--
wraparound bumper, dozer, snow blade,
hiller, furrower. We have all of the original
owners manuals and parts catalog. Call
Bry Stripling 584-5573. $550
1994 KIT Companion 27' travel trailer.
Excellent condition, electric jack, queen
bed, :.u11i in -l.re:.. microwave. Great buy
Gelding-5 years, 13 hands, gentle, $600.
Chihuahua, ckc, chocolate female, 3 1/2
months, 2 Ibs., $300. 838-2144
Dog Fouund. Area u l LEisur[e
Keaton Beach. Solid white,
information, call 578-2135.
Need a power chair lift for the b
car. If you have one, call me at 8
Junk cars, trucks, tractors. Will
and trade parts. Bobcat Ser
Driver- SE Regional
Home Every Weekend
*No Touch Freight
*Avg. $779- $1019/week
*Jacksonville, FL Terminal
Home Most Nights!
Dedicated Drivers needed
for Hansford, Fl.
(.37 empty/.38 loaded)
Grayson Mitchell, Inc.
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
ADULT CASE MANAGER #2156
AVAILABLE REGULAR STATUS (40
HOURS PER WEEK) QR TEMPORARY
OPS STATUS (20-40 HOURS PER
*REQUIRES MINIMUM OF A
BACHELOR'S DEGREE WITH A MAJOR
IN COUNSELING, SOCIAL WORK,
PSYCHOLOGY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE,
NURSING, REHABILITATION, SPECIAL
EDUCATION, HEALTH EDUCATION, OR
A RELATED HUMAN SERVICES FIELD;
OR A BACHELOR'S DEGREE + 2 YEARS
FULL TIME OR EQUIVALENT
EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH ADULTS
EXPERIENCING SERIOUS MENTAL
ILLNESS. VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE
REGULAR STATUS RATE $10;75 PER
HOUR/EXCELLENT' BENEFITS .f
TEMPORARY OPS STATUS RATE
$12.92 PER HOUR/NO BENEFITS.
For more information and a complete
listing of available positions:
(850)523-3217 or 1(800)226-2931
Human Resources, 2634-J Capital Circle
N.E., Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
check. An- Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. Drug-Free Workplace.
Great Home Time
a 36i.':.Lwa I *14 day-i. ff. r
Si inig .s Siuderrls & Tearr, .
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For more 4
Experienced housekeeper needed with
dependable transportation. Apply in person
at Steinhatchee Landing, Steinhatchee,
3ack of my ATTENTIONI Work from Home.
38-1664. $500-$4,500/month Part-time or Full-time
buy, sell 4/6-4/8
23 people needed to lose 5-30 pcu'di this
month! All Natural, 100% Guaranteed. Call
today for your FREE Electronic Health
S 1-888-458-4157 www. health386.com
Guarantee 40 hours with transportation
furnished. Knowledge of painting, wood working,
some electrical and plumbing.
All aspects of property maintenance. Must have
good driving record and references.
Compensation based upon experience.
401 K Plan, Paid Vacation, Health Insurance &
Paid Sick Leave. We have a drug free work place-
and equal opportunity employer. Apply in person.
Ware Oil & Supply Co., Inc.
2715 S. Byron Butler Parkway
Perry, Florida 32348
Part-time clerk positions available at Sea
Hag Marina. Approx. hour.25-35. Must be
dependable, honest and punctual. Please
apply in person at 322 Riverside Drive,
Position 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.
Mechanic pay range $11.88-$12.98.
Day Camp Counselor Seasonal/ part
time (average 29 hrs. week) $6.18- 10.08
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.
Springhill Nursery is looking for full time
foreman and iab -r positions. Please fill out
jqb application wtih Taylor EmIr.oyment
Connections an- ca!i 584-3435.
TAYLOR County Health Department is
recruiting for a full time career service .
Maintenance Repairman, position number
001302. This position requires knowledge
and experience in basic carpentry,
electrical, and plumbing repairs and
equipment maintenance. Some general
cleaning and janitorial duties included.
Fingerprinting is required. Closing date is
04/08/05. Please apply on line through
People First at www.myflorida.com.
AVON 2005 Sign-on Special! Only $5.:-
Limited time. Earn $300 bonus. Call Terrie
at 843-1285 or 584-8463.
Part Time Cook and-
Part Time Housekeeping/Laundry
Smaller nursing facility. Looking for
persons who can work independently on
day and evening shift as needed. Must be
comfortable working with handicapped,
elderly, and enjoy working'with people. :
Only persons with good attendance "
records and positive prior work experience
need apply. If you are a good worker like
being involved and being a team playe, :
come in to speak with us. Apply in person
only. Contact: Wear Bell for Dietary; or
Bobby Roberts for Housekeeping opening,
Lafayette Health Care Center, 512 W,.
Main St., Mayo, FL.
is looking for
Come Join a Winning Team!
RETAIL STORE MANAGERS
Join a nationally recognized organization that provides essential services to our
community. Get on the fast track to reaching your potential in our Management
* Complete Benefits Package
* Rewarding Work
* Paid Vacation andSick Leave
* Employee Discounts
* Great Opportunities for Advancement
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Please email resume to: email@example.com, fax: 850.576.0165 or
mail to: Human Resources, Goodwill 300 Mabry StreetTallahassee, FL 32304.
No phone calls please. EOE/DFWP
Sign On Bonus -
NEEDS EXPERIENCED CLASS A DRIVERS
IN YOUR AREA FOR LOCAL HAULING.
GOOD PAY AND BENEFITS
Vocational Instructors needed for
Masonry and Carpentry
$18.00 per hour
Closing Date 4/30/05
The Department of Corrections is looking for experienced
persons to perform new construction work in the following
trades located at the Taylor Correctional Institution, Perry,
Florida; masonry, and carpentry. Applicants must have
knowledge and be familiar with the applicable codes relative
to commercial building construction and must have the ability
to direct the work of others. These are temporary positions
with no benefits.
* A COMPLETED STATE OF FLORIDA APPLICATION IS
REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
* REQUISITION I.D. NUMBER DCCor114 MUST APPEAR ON
* ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT
HTTPS://PeopleFirst.MyFlorida.com OR YOU CAN MAIL
YOUR APPLICATION TO:
PEOPLE FIRST STAFFING ADMINISTRATION
PO BOX 44058
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32231
FAX TO: (904) 636-2627
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CALL PEOPLE FIRST
@ 877-562-7287 OR CONTACT BOB CABRAL, REGIONAL
MAINTENANCE CONSULTANT @ 386-294-4513.
B-3 The Taco Times April 6,20W5
is seeking experienced
aluminum TIG welders for
DAYTIME only--NO SHIFT WORK
UWS offers competitive pay scale, new equipment, health, dental and
life insurance, paid vacation and 401K retirement matching.
UWS is an equal opportunity employer.
No phone calls
Please see David at 606 Industrial Park Drive in Perry, Fl.
-4 The Taco Times April 6, 2005
E perienced plumbers needed. Must have
a driver's license. Call 584-8603.
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.
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
Automotive part's department assistant
needed. Apply in. person at Thomas
Chevrolet or call 584-6212.
Experienced plumber laborers needed.
SMust have a driver's license. Call 584-
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050,
please leave a message.
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,
A-2-Z Farm and Lawn Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and complete lawn services,
Call 584-6737, leave message.
Clay Swindle, L.L.C. Painter, Interior &
Exterior. Framing. 18 yr. experience. Free
est. Big or small. Call 850-223-1780 or
850-843-1941. If no answer, leave
The Handyman experts, honest work
Affordable,' professional, licensed aid
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.
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
','ji sit j.F ,'our loved one nights &
weekend. H.:nri,-i dependable, ref.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Adrianne
Spain-Conde the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax- deed to be issued thereon. The,
certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the
property, and the names'in which it was
assessed are follows:
C.-.n : 1: No. 414
Y&ar of Issuance 2002;
Description of Property: Parcel No.
Lot 9 Block D of Springlake Heights
Subdivision as Recorded in the Official
Record of Taylor County, Florida.
Name in which assessed: Thomas H.
Said property being in the County of
Toylor, 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
ApJil, 2005 at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
.Dcted-this 14th day of March, 2005.
Arnnie Moe Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
.Taylor County, Florida
3/1:6, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6
NfiOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS FOR THE
CLOSING OF STREETS, THOROUGHFARES
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
You will take notice that.the Board of
County Commissioners of Taylor County,
Florida, upon the petition of certain of
the adjacent landowners to the
-,-ne,.r-.i-, described property, will at
: cr: 'r, on the 2nd day of May, 2005,
at the Taylor County Administrative
Complex, 201 E. Green Street, Perry,
Florida, consider and determine
whether the, County will vacate,
abandon, close and will renounce and
disclaim any and. all right of the County
qnd 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 Joe Mattingly, being a parcel
of land lying and being in Taylor County,
Florida, ahd described as follows:
NEW DESCRIPTION METCALF ROAD (not
Commence at the Southwest corner of
the Southeast quarter of the Southeast
quarter of Section 31 Township 4 South,
Range 7 East, Taylor County, Florida and
run North 89 degrees 01 minutes 01
seconds East along the section line,
734.77 feet to the northwesterly right of
way line of 'Hampton Springs Road;
thence run North 41 degrees 34 minutes
39 seconds East 519.38 feet along said
right of way line for the POINT OF
BEGINNING, thence from said Point of
Beginning, run North 43 degrees 41
minutes 18 seconds West 480.41 feet to
the southerly right of way line of U.S.
Highway No. 98; thence run North 65
degrees 37 minutes 02 seconds East
along said right of way line 52.98 feet;
thence run South 43 degrees 41 minutes
18 seconds East 458.75 feet to the
northwesterly right of way line of
Hampton Springs Road; thence run
South 41 degrees 34 minutes 39
seconds West along said right of way
line 50.17 feet to the Point of Beginning.
PERSONS INTERESTED MAY APPEAR AND
BE HEARD AT THE TIME AND PLACE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: ANNIE MAE MURPHY, CLERK
Public Notice for Legal Counsel
The North Florida Workforce
Development Board, Inc. is issuing an
Invitation to Negotiate for legal counsel
services. North Florida Workforce
Development Board, Inc. Is a non-piofit
organization, is the administrative entity
for certain job training and job
placement provisions of the Social
Security Act, Title IV (Excess Temporary
Assistance to-Need Families funds) the
federal Workforce Investment Act of
1998; Chapter 2000-165, Laws of Florida;
et al. Among other things, North Florida
Workforce Development Board, Inc. Is
responsible for the operation of the
Employment Connections offices in
Suwannee, Taylor and Madison
Parties may apply by submitting a letter
of interest which;
Describe Their Qualifications to provide
appropriate legal services;
Contains a. summary of applicable
Provide appropriate references;
Indicates their ability to perform the
Contains a schedule of fees
Submit letter of interest to: William M.
Deming, Executive Director, North Florida
Workforce, Development Board, Inc..,
P.O. Box 267, Madison, FL 32341-0267 by
4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2005. Late
sublmittals will be disqualified. Facsimile
or other electronic submittals will not be
accepted or considered. North Florida
Workforce Development Board, Inc.
reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals in the best interest of the North
Florida Workforce Development Board,
Inc. North Florida Workforce
Development Board, Inc. is an equal
opportunity training provider/employer.
3/23, 3/30, 4/1, 4/6
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF JEFF DAVIS
STATE OF GEORGIA
MELISSA A. REEVES,
TAMMY LEE IVES,
Civil Action File No. 2004-SU-V-175
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
To: Tammy Lee Ives
1619 Pine Tree Road
Steinhatchee, Florida 32359
You are hereby notified that the above-
styled action seeking damages was
filed against you in said Court on April 8,
2004, and that by reason of an Order for
Service 'of Summons by Publication
entered by the Court on MARCH 18,
2005, you are hereby commanded
and required to file with'the Clerk of said
Court and serve upon F. Frank Smith, Jr.,
Smith & Cannon, P.C., P. 0. Box 27,
Vidalia, Georgia 30475; an Answer to
the Complaint within 60 days of March
WITNESS the Honorable E.M. Wilkes III,
Judge of Said Court.
r.,. I day of March, 2005.
Clerk, Superior Court, Jeff Davis County
4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
PFilIB Ir rC.iliCE OF SALE
iH-E :i.r-. -E PLACE, HIGHWAY 98W IN
PERRY, FLORIDA ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC
SALE TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL
23,2005 AT 9:00AM. THE SALE WILL BE
HELD AT THE STORAGE PLACE FACILITY
LOCATED ON HWY 98W IN PERRY,
THE.SALE IS BEING HELD TO SATISFY A
LANDLORD'S LIEN. EVERYTHING. SOLD IS
PURCHASED "AS IS" "WHERE IS" FOR CASH.
THE STORAGE PLACE RESERVES T1HE RIGHT
TO CANCEL ANY PUBLIC SALE THAT IS
ADVERTISED. THE STORAGE PLACE ALSO
HAS THE RIGHT TO NO SALE 'A UNIT IF
DEEMED NECESSARY. THE UNITS. BEING
SOLD ARE AS FOLLOWS:
P76-LINDA GAIL POWELL
4/6, 4/8, 4/13, 4/15, 4/20, 4/22
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is soliciting sealed bids
for ROADSIDE RIGHT-OF-WAY MOWING.
Qualified firms or individuals desiring to
provide the required services must
submit their bid package in an
envelope or similar package marked
"Sealed bids for ROADSIDE RIGHT-OF-
WAY MOWING" to the Clerk of Court, 1st
Floor Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson
Street, Suite 102, or P.O. Box 620, Perry,
Florida 32348, to arrive no later than 4:00
P.M., local time, on April 19, 2005. All bids
MUST have the respondent's name and
mailing address clearly shown on the
outside of the envelope or package
when submitted. Bids will be opened
and bidders/respondents announced
at 6:15 P.M., local time, or as soon
thereafter as practical, on April 19, 2005,
in the Taylor County Administrative
Complex, Old Post Office, 201 East
Green Street, Perry, Florida 32347.
Bid documents MUST be obtained from
the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor Courthouse,
108 North Jefferson St., Suite 102, or P.O.
Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348, (850) 838-
The county reserves the right, in its sole
and absolute discretion, to reject any or
all bids, to cancel or withdraw this bid at
any time and waive any irregularities in
the bid process. The County reserves
Continued from page B-2
concerning the hospital and that
not everyone will be happy to see
my praise. Granted, I saw the
hospital trom a patient's
perspective and that perspective led
me to say that as. a city and a
county you are extremely fortunate
to have such a facility.
I am not privy to what the
problem is, but if there is
dissension and rancor, pull in your
horns a little bit and try to put
yourself in the patient's dilemma.
I received just what a patient is
supposed to get-high quality care
tempered with compassion. Isn't
that what is supposed to happen?
Isn't that the bottom line?
If there is criticism of the
facility, please don't let it affect
operation of the hospital or the
morale of the staff and
Take your criticism and try to
channel it positively or in such a
way that your hospital can become
even better. This former patient
can't offer any suggestion for how
to do that. It's up to those who are
sneering while I am cheering and
Can FCAT be
The Taylor County Elementary
School PTO hosted a Stress
Free FCAT! The PTO offered a
daily drawing of prizes such as a
pedicure, a manicure, a 1-hour
massage, 1-month membership
to New Dimensions, dinner at
Mama's Italian, breakfast platter
at Huddle' House, barbecue
dinner at Goodman's, candle and
bubble bath and a.movie rental
complete with popcorn and
candy. The entire staff was
treated to a "Dessert Stress"
dessert bar sponsored by PTO.
PTO would like to extend
thanks to the following
businesses that supported Stress
Free FCAT with their donations:
The Bishop Law Firm, Dr.
Hutchins, Linda Gunter and
New Dimensions Gym, Kathy
Aman at A Complete Salon,
Mama's Italian, Huddle House,
Goodman's Barbecue, Perry
Plaza and Movie Gallery.
PTO and our business
.community helped to relieve the
stress. of FCAT testing just a
little at TCES.
the right to award any contracts) ro the
'bidder/respondent which it deems to
offer the best overall service, therefore,
the County is not bound to award any
contracts) based on the lowest
quoted price. The County, in its sole and
absolute discretion, alsd reserved the
right to waive minor defects in the
process and to accept the bid
deemed to be in the County's best
interest. The County, in its sole and
absolute discretion, also reserves the
right to assign a local business
preference in an amount of five (5)
percent of the bid price, pursuant to
Taylor County Ordinance No. 2003-12.
No faxed proposals/bids/SOQs will be
For additional information contact:
587 Hwy. 27 East
Perry, Florida 32347
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, Taylor County, Florida.
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need to take. the situation in hand
and do what you can to improve
Find a forum, articulate what
you see is wrong and address your
issue. Only in that manner can
there be improvement and all will
But please, don't tear your
hospital apart. I found out there is
much that only can be described as
outstanding. I look forward to my
next trip through Perry. I don't
want to visit your hospital again,
but if I had to, I would feel very
confident I would receive good
I had a positive experience and
would like to extend a heartfelt
"thank. you" to the staff. And
thank you, Ray-bless you.
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