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Taylor County
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A two-year site selection process
for a $1.5 .billion power plant in
North Florida culminated Tuesday
afternoon with an announcement
that the electric, utilities signed
letters of intent to purchase
property in Taylor County.
The 3,200-acre property is
located about four miles southeast
of Perry and ,is bordered by
Highway 27 on the north, just east
of Buckeye.
Project Manager Mike Law\son
said, "We are excited to locate the
plant in Taylor County. We look
forward to working with public
officials, who have been very
supportive. And we look forward to
sharing with citizens the details of
our plans to build one of the
cleanest power plants of its kind in
the country."
The Florida Municipal Power
Agency, JEA, the city of
Tallahassee and Reedy Creek
-Improvement District will
purchase the land from two sellers.
Foley Timber and Land Co. agreed
to sell approximately 1,900 acres
and Buckeye agreed to sell 1,300
SCounty Commission Chairman
Daryll Gunter said Tuesday was a
very. important dqy in Taylor
'Counti history.
"After years of work from many
of our citizens, Taylor County is
now the site for a new power plant.
I want to thank everyone who has
taken a leadership role in helping
land this new major employer and,
also, thank those who are speaking
up to make sure the best
ent ironmental standards are met,"
Gunter said.
During the site selection process,

the utilities looked at pr
throughout Florida. Some
characteristics that make
County the best location
ample acreage, com
railroad delivery options, a
water supply and acc
transmission lines, officials


properties Taylor County Development
of the Authority Chairman Jim Bassett,
Taylor whose board worked nearly two
include years on landing the huge project,
ipetitive said the announcement was "great
adequate news."
:ess to "In a day when America's high-
Ssaid. paying heavy manufacturing jobs',


are heading overseas, we are very
fortunate to land such a facility.
This means good-paying jobs for
our people for generations to
come," Bassett said.
Bassett expressed appreciation
for the work done by Economic
Developer Rick Breerand the rest

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.Arrested Mon'day',:-

.mBat' theft- suspect

runs,,:a d -her

A joint -effort between~ the" Florida Fish` & Wildlife Conservation
-Comimission (FWC) and Taylor County Sheriffs Office (TCSO) netted a
suspect wanted for 'stealing a 3 1-foot commercial fishing ~boat dubbed the
"Duchess' bo."
Tony Badimgardfier,.37, of Madeira''Beach, was arrested without incident
Monday and charged with grand theft.
FWC Lt. Bruce-CC~oper, patrol supervisor from the Big Benid FieId
SOffice, received a call from the U.S. Coast Guard about the long line vessel
Which had bee 'n stolen from Pinellas County. it was located about a mile
l an'd a half off Yates Creek in Taylor County.
Acording'i t~ he FWC, a private boater contacted the Coak 'Guard to
report that'h6 had just picked up the captain of the "Duchess Too" and Wras
Staking him to Keaton Beach Marina. :
C66pei contacted the TCSO, asking for officers to meet the suspect at
Sthe manina,-;'-:
SSgt Charles Camp be 1 and Dep Iu ty Mark Hersh berger 'responded
immediately to the marina; however, when they arrived, the suspect had
already left. After a brief search of the Keaton Beach area', we. were able to
:locate the gentleman-and detain him., During this time, 'Lt., Cooper

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take two years, so groundbreaking.-..
could occur in 2008, and
commercial operation could begins
in 2012.
During peak construction, t""':~
plant, will employ some ,0e~
workers. Once in operation, sorne-1
180 people will be employed.
The generating unit will produce
800 megawatts of, eleciricity;.,.,-,_
capable of serving 400,000 people.*,,',
The unit will include a new, high~c
efficiency boiler -design that uses
~iPlease see page 3

of his board, but said much,is yet to
be done.
',IWe have to help the power
group get through the permitting
process and begin training our
young -people so they will qualify,
for employment when the, plant
comes, on line in 2012," he said.
Now -that the -site has been
selected,. the utilities will begin a
detailed site investigation and
conduct more site-specific
engineering and design for. the
generating unit. The power plant
permittingprocess is expected to

CCitizzens f6rum at

.u rs a ...eari

Coming'on the heels ofan power plant. will make iij
announcement that a land deal has present i n, Which will consist o~ri
been. signed, the county a 35-minute film, entitled,'.,--'
commission's public hearing on the "Kilowatt Ours," and a 10-minut-'_,`_I
issue will b& held Thursday night at presentation by local residentn_ %
Taylor County Nfiddle School. Diane Whitfield, according to the-;-
According to a draft, of -the agenda.
suggested agenda, the meetings will After both present~tions
be called-"`to, order 'at '7 p.m. .members of'the' public will be:,.'-:
Following an opening.-prayer and allowed to speak be inning at 8:33. ,
pledge of allegiance, the power Speaker .sign-up cards will be;.1
consortium will~mmke a 45-minute available in the lobby and each':'-:
presentation beginning ~at 7:03.' speaker will be given three~'
Representing thie consortium will minutes'.
be Mike Lawson, director of the According to, Commission
North Florida PowerPrqject; Jack Chairman Daryll Gunter,,.who will
Doo ,little, CEO of Environmental serve as. moderator, the -hearing,
Consulting & Technology Inc.; and will run until everyone who signed
Dr,.,C-hris Teas.
At 1:48 those opposed to the ''Please see page 3

In, an effort to decide what
m noney could be given to the City
of Perry for yearly use of Dorsett
Siadiurn and 'Pace Field. the Taylor
County School Board instead,
kicked around cost-cutting ideas at
4 special workshop held Mlonday at
-J' At last week's. board meeting,
City Manager Bil Brynes and
Recreation Departm nt Director
Glenn Ratliff said the total cost to
maintain the two fields is'$45,141
per year. A breakdown of the figure
showvs a cost of $26,719 for labor
,andi $18,422- for supplies.
'The school board currently
gives Ithe city $5,000 per .yyear and
spends an additional. $6.000 (in-
house) Jotf field maintenance.
Members of the 'citv 'Council
pointed, out that leagues within the,
city use the fields only one-third of
the time 'but tfie-cit', is, paying
Almost all of t~he bill.
Board members Brenda Carlton
":and Danny Lundy were present for
;the special workshop, as well as

Superintendent of.:Schools Oscar
Howard Jr. and former Facilities
Director Dennis Fike, who still
volunteers his time and expertise.
"The $415,000 figure looks like a,
lot of money, but if, they (the city)
do all the), say they will, it's realkv
not," Fike sai&.; "F'thirik'we c'o'uld
use' prison labor fdr some of the
clean-up. That ..would help
"But for us to go frqm,$%1000 to.-
$45,000 ... that's~a lot of money," be
"We have A ,crew of priso Ae'rs
'"from 'Taylor Correctional
Tristitution," said H~oward. "During
the week, they work within fenced-
in areas. !During the weekend. they'
:do wotk at the schools. We have
-them four dayis'a' week, 10 hours
per day."
"Because of the schedule we'd
need them," said Lundy. "'I not sure
they would be~able to take' care of.
"Dennis, what would the city say
if we asked how much, they could

back, offl"l asked-Carlt~on. i
1111in' really,~ not surd,"' said ike
"This .is. ,nott a cheap
operation ... electricity for.r the 'twoo
fields costs o% er S 10,000~ per year." ~
It. might be just as cheap ,to take
them over,"' Lundy said,. "It. was my
understanding that eventually the
~:county complex, x would be` used for'
most sports.
"if that's the 'case,.Dorsett and
Pace fields will be, used almost.
exclusively by th.6'schools, with the
esception of baseball..
'fif you' look at~ Dofiseft Stadium
There are many things that need to'
.be.:repairdd or replaced," Lundy

added. "'I noticed it Fridaay night's
ganie Against Magrianna, that one-
'half of the visitor's section was
cordoned- off and not being used."
I"We,,Oonated,'to 'the city," 'said
Howard, ",all that-land that the old
high school tised. to, sit on.-W~V~ve
.also given several' portable
Buildings, one'of which houses the
Ciiv Recreafion Departiftent.Those
'buildings are worth $80,,000 each.
"When the city Jirs( propose Ied
this, the first -thing -I thought is that
I would not cut educational costs,
We'rep just like the, 6ity~as far as all
of our inoney- being tied- up,"
Howvard added.

"Is there any fluff money mn our
budget,," asked Carlton..
"There is no fluff money in our
budget." answered Howard. "'If
there w~as, I would be the first to
Point' that out. It,-would be thee
answer to this problem., Buit there's
not. We pas Ised'our budget as is.
"I want,to know' what the city
would be,willi~g to. accept., First.
they 'offered us the fields--lock,,
stock,.Iand barrel. Theni they-
changed their minds on that, and.
:wanted us to cost-share, which I*
h iave no problem With. We need to
Spay~our share,", Howard added. -
."I just wish'I could see the future

and know how the new sports.
complex is. going to' affect all of
.this," said Lundy. TFrom' what I
understand, all the soccer games
will be played there when it gets up
and running.
"I think what we need is a joint
meeting with the'city and county. If
what I've heard is true, it may come
to the'point that: Dorsettvlill only--
be, used for varsity, junior varsityr
and middle school games," Lundy.
"if we offered to use our crew to
do clean-up and maintenance," said,
iiPlease see page 3 ~

Roll-over .
This'16cal log truck turned over'as it was making a right onto U. S. Hwy, 19, from Hwy. 98 Monday morning. Law eRfoicement
Sat tha: scene said the I 'ogs must have shifted as the turn was being made, causing the truck to fall to its side, throwing its load of
logs onto the vacant corner lot. A skidder was used to right the vehicle. The driver of the truck was flown to Tallahassee M~emorial
Hospital with serious injuries, requiring orthopedic treatment. He Whas treated at the, scene by Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Emergency Medical Services personnel Scott St. Claire, paramedic, and Dara Gibson, EMT.

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Car wash
planned Saturday
A car wash benefiting the parent-
sponsored senior trip will be held
Saturday, Sept. -17, at Wal-Mart, from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Letters to
the Editor...
The issue of the coal-fired power
plant has spurred a flurry.of "Letters to
the Editor." Inside today's Editorial
section you'll find nearly one dozen
letters expressing concerns and
support. Please see page B-2, B-4
and B-7.

SAC meets at TTI
The Taylor Technical Institute (TTI)
School Advisory Council will meet
Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. The
meeting will be held in the school's
conference room.

Baseball Boosters
seek new.members
Taylor County High Scho6l
Baseball.Boosters will meet Tuesday,.
:Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. All interested
persons,are invited to attend.
'This is our first meeting of the new
season and parents of upcoming high
school players are encouraged ,to
become involved in the Boosters. The
election of officers will also be
conducted as well," President Sabrina
Parga said.'
The meeting will be held in the high.
school conference room.

SAC meets
The Perry Primary School Advisory
SCouncil (SAC) will meet Thursday,
Sept..15, at 1 p.m. The meeting will
be held in the Reading Lab. New
members (pending board .approval)
will be announced.

AARP changes
meeting location
AARP has announced a change in
location for its monthly meetings. The
group, which meets the last
Wednesday of each month, will now
gather at the AMVETS Post 20 lodge,
located on Woods-Creek Road.

Council announces
Sept. 17 meeting
The Taylor County Leadership
.Council will meet Saturday, Sept, 17,
at 4 p.m., in Jerkins Community
Center. All members are urged to

Blood drive
planned Sept. 14
First United Methodist Church will
hold a blood drive today (Wednesday)
from 2-7 p.m. To register, please
contact Billie Wallis at 584-3206. The
Southeastern Community Blood
Center bloodmobile will be~tationed
at the church for the drive.

to meet with
beach residents
Congressman' Allen Boyd has
announced.that a member of his staff
will be visiting the Taylor Beaches on
the third Tuesday of every month
beginning in October. .
"For the convenience of my
constituents, I have extended office
hours to include the Taylor Beaches'
communities," said Congressman
Boyd. ':. :i .
"it is important to me that both my
,staff and I are available for those who
are not able to travel to my Panama
City and Tallahassee offices. All
constituents are encouraged to stop
by and express their concerns."
The': first visit is planned for
Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 9:30-11 a.m.,
a the Taylor Coastal Water & Sewer


Living...page' A-4,
.Sport~s...pag-e A-6'
Religion...pag'e A-7
Co,mu ity...pmge -g
HEdi-t;orial...page f)-2
Cia~~sifids...page 1-6

Doctors' Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services Assistant Director
Michael Lundy and EMT Jack Gaines drove a DMH ambulance to Mississippi
recently to help Hurricane Katrina victims. (Top) debris was strewn across the
landscape after the killer storm passed by. (Bottom) DMH ambulance (front
right) is shown shortly after daybreak awaiting service in Mississippi.

Hurricanelef a'ne

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Staff writer
When notified by Florida's State
Emergency Operations Center that
an ambulance and two medical
providers were needed from Taylor
County to help the survivors of.
Hurricane Katrina, the request was
answered by Doctors' Memorial
Hospital Emergency Medical
Services Assistant Director
Ml'ichael Lundy and EMT Jack
In all, the State of Florida
provided 75 ambulances with 150
medics during the first wave.of
hurricane relief efforts.
Lundy said he and Gaines drove
to Mobile, Ala., where they were
escorted through the- underwater
tunnel to- Stennis, Miss. .Once
there, they stayed for 24 hours
before going to the. hardest hit
"We went to Waveland, Miss.,"
Lundy said.' "Our primary goal
was to offer roadside care to people
who were suffering from
infections, cuts and general
"From that point, we went into
humanitarian aid, by giving food.
and medicine to people who had
no access, transportation or
resources to get it," he added.
"The devastation of Waveland,
through which the eye went over,
leveling everything for six miles
inland, was incredible," Lundy
said:. "Everything was washed off
the roads into parking lots and
people were seeking shelter inside
stores;.The vast majority of
people were on foot and were
pushing shopping carts'for
mobility--pushing children, and
their worldly possessions.
"We saw, righ( before our eyes,
a whole new-generation of

homeless people rise out of the
hurricane's devastation," Lundy
'"At one point, a family, which
had walked six miles from.where
their home had been, came to us.
They said their baby was. hungry
and had not eaten for several days.
"They had injuries and asked us
for supplies to meet their basic
needs," he said: "We gave them
what we had available and took
them to a nearby shelter that \we
knew about.
"While we were at a: NASA
Navy Base at Stennis. Miss., % e
met a mother and nine-year-old
daughter. The girl's name was Sara
Luthen," Lundy said, .
"The mother and child said they
had barely enough time to get out
of their home before -it was.
flooded. They sought shelter at the
.NASA center, where a lot of
Florida's EMS people were
"The mother and daughter spent
all their time taking care of us,
keeping us supplied with food and
coffee," Lundy said. "They
supported our mission and gave
gratitude even in their time of
loss. Sara got her hands on
crayons, magic markers and paper
and proceeded to make 60 thank-
you notes for us. No matter what
they lost--which was everything--
they tried to make us more
comfortable," Lundy added. "They
reaUy touched us.
"We were able to gather them
some clothes and other supplies
before we left, to show our
gratitude," Lundy said.
Gaines said one thing which
stuck out in his memories of the
destruction, was when a man sat
.* Please see page 5

County passes resolution

The Taylor County Commission passed a resolution last week
concerning the Fenholloway River and a draft permit issued recently by
the Florida Department of Environment Protection (DEP) for Buckeye..
The draft permit, issued Aug. 17, calls for the construction of a 15.3-
mile pipeline as well as several operational changes within the mill.
A public hearing will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, at Taylor County
Middle School. beginning at 5p.m. .
The resolution, which was passed .unanimously during the
commission's Sept. 6 meeting, reads, in part:
S"Now therefore be it 'resolved,tthat the Taylor County Board of
Commissioners requestsall concerned parties attend the public meeting
for the purpose of working ingood faith to finalize the draft wastewater
permit for the cellulose plant, restore the Fenholloway River to Class 3
fishable and swimmable standards, and improve Gulf water quality,'
"That the Board further requests that the Florida Department .of
Environmental Protection quickly assess public input provided at the
meeting, incorporate appropriate science-based recommendations necessary
to meet Fenholloway and Gulf water quality standards, reject
recommendations that would jeopardize the economic viability of the
cellulose plant, and move with deliberate speed to issie the final
wastewater permit requiring the restoration of the Fenholloway to Class 3
fishable and swimmable standards and Gulf water quality improvements.
'The board further commends the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection for their work to resolve the difficult environmental, economic,
technological, social and institutional issues involved in restoring the
Fenholloway River and improving Gulf water quality."
According to a DEP press release, the permit will provide long-term
environmental improvements in the Fenholloway River and estuary by
authorizing manufacturing process changes, modification and operation of
an industrial wastewater treatment plant and construction of atn affluent
transmission 'pipeline for discharge into marine portions of the

Attention: Taylor County Citizens

The Madison County BOard of CGu.:

Commissioners overwhelming passed the

following resolution opposing t n tion

of a coal-fired power plant in Madison Cunty

to the cheers of concerned citizen packed

their board room on Septeni 7 005

RESOLUTION 2005-09-07A


WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County is interested in the
health and welfare of its citizens, and

WHEREAS, the Board' of County Commissioners is the Governing Board which
regulates the process by which an industry shall locate in Madison County, and

WHEREAS, the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA), a partner of the North Florida
Power Project, a municipality that would not pay taxes nor provide power to Madison
County and which will not guarantee local jobs, has approached the people of Madison
County to propose the building of a coal-fired power plant in our County; and

WHEREAS, coal-burning power plants are a major source of air pollution as they emit
significant quantities of mercury, a potent neurotoxin that attacks the human nervous
system; nitrogen and sulfur oxides and fine particulates that are especially dangerous to
children and the elderly; and carbon dioxide that is linked to global warming; greenhouse
gases and acid rain which damages vegetation, posing a threat to our farmlands; and

WHEREAS, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, coal
plants are responsible for nearly 60% of PM 10 emissions (particles 10 microns or less in
diameter), and

WHEREAS, The United States EPA finds the smallest of these particles, 2.5 microns or
less in diameter, caused by burning fossil fuels and the chemical reactions of nitrogen
oxides ard sulfur dioxides emitted by coal plants, to be the most dangerous to human
health; and

WHEREAS, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of
Health have issued health advisories for every lake and river inFlorida, as well as for our
entire coastline, warning against eating certain types of fish because of the risks of
mercury poisoning; and

WHEREAS, the Florida Medical Assoeiation has adopted policies articulating the
specific health hazards of environmental mercury; and many physicians who specialize in
asthma, pulmonary and pediatric medicine, as well as the American Lung Association,
have issued public statements in opposition to this proposed coal-fired plant.

WHEREAS, the JEA has stated that it would require 100 rail cars of coal and 10
truckloads of limerock per day, thereby greatly increasing rail traffic, waits at crossings, in
addition to potential damage to our roads and infrastructure from the truck traffic. The
proposed plant would require many high voltage lines to attach to the grid and the utility
company could use eminent domain to take the land for the lines. While JEA stated they
would make contributions to the County; they would not commit to any given amount.

WHEREAS, the Aucilla River, bordering Madison, Jefferson and Taylor Counties is as
clean a river as any in Florida, and since most of the swamp, creek and wetland water
between Greenville and the river flows into the Aucilla, there is a real danger of pollutants
from a Coal-Fired Power Plant in that area damaging this important ecosystem.
Past generations have enjoyed this beautiful river from its origin until its flow into the
Gulf. Future generations deserve no less.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the elected Board of the County Commission of
Madison County that this Board opposes the building of a coal-fired power plant within
the environs of Madison County. It is clear that the negatives far outweigh the positives
- in this situation. Madison County is proud of its long tradition of promoting clean, non-
polluting industries and of its opposition to industries that would put the health of our
citizeris at risk or pose a threat to our'farmlands and beautiful, clean environment.

This resolution shall become effective upon adoption by the Board of County

PASSED AND DULY ADOPTED, in regular session with a quorum present and voting,
by the.County Commission this 7th day of September, 2005.


./-^e /26^^s.--

Honoral(Ricky Henderson, Chairman

, Attest:

lrae Ti ders, Countyerk

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Florida Coal-Fired Power Plants' Current Emission Levels
(Levels for NFPP are anticipated.)
1.4-'" -.- .

Lawson looks forward

to being 'good neighbor'

SSulfur dioxide
* Nitrogen oxide
O Particulate matter


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less fuel and produces fewer
emissions per megawatt of
electricity than most existing coal
To protect the community and
the environment, the power plant
will incorporate the best available
environmental control
technologies, officials said.
The environmental controls will
cost approximately $500 million,
or one-third of.the plant's total
cost. The plant will have advanced
air quality control technologies

that make it dramatically cleaner
than older coal plants and well
within safe human-health
standards, officials said.
"Now that we have selected a
site, we are 'eager to begin talking
with the community about why
we think our project is good for
Taylor County," Lawson said.
"We look forward to showing how
we can build a modern facility that
provides an essential public
service while safeguarding human
health and natural habitats. We are
committed to being a good
neighbor to the community and to
the environment, in a place that
our future employees will live,
work and play."

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6.011 0.070.015
JEA Northside North Florida Power
,(2003) Project

**Note: Deerhaven Generating Station is located in Gainesville. Crystal River Energy Complex is located in Crystal River,
West of Ocala. St. Johns River Power Park and JEA's Northside Generating Station are located in the Jacksonville area,

Prison crews praised

for school maintenance

DORSETT s' 'sme of these things can be done
SCont nued fr .page1 : 'to offset their costs," he added.,
continue from page 1 .The's a lot o questions
Carlton, "I would hope that we 'need answers to." said Lund).
could .cut those costs "What about the structural damage
significantly." to the stadium? That's certainly
"Our crew of prisoners." said one."
Howard, "could take care of
Dorsett. We play on that field on.' "I tell you what." said Howjrd.
Thursday and Fridays, so we I'll get with the prison warden
could handle that. about our work crew and see if \we
"The prisoners have really made can commit to something and if
a difference. They've made our, they, in.fact, can do it. I'll see if I
school sites look better. Let's. can work it out \wili him.
approach the warden and see how "Next, we need to meet with the
their scheduling is and how to take'- .city--discuss this with them--and
care of this," Howard said.' then go to the county to see where
"I want us to ,get the warden, they stand." Howard added.
then contact the.city to-see if "That's right," said Carlton.

Chairman encourages

dialogue from citizenry

Continued from page 1
up has a chance to speak.
At the end of the meeting, each
side will be given five minutes for
a wrap-up.
"We're looking forward to good
dialogue from our citizenry as they
voice their concerns for and
against this new employer,"
Gunter said Tuesday. "I encourage
everyone to come out and meet
our new neighbor.
"It's exciting to live in a

community that is- so involved in
its future." ,.. ,
"I'm looking forward to (power
consortium member) JEA
bringing us the facts on the power.
: plant," Commissioner Malcolm
;-: Page said.
S:. '"I hope the opposing side has
ample time to speak. I'm going in
with an open mind. I want both
sides to be heard fully."
:., Commissioner Clay Bethea said
that he was expecting "a very
' cordial and civil discussion about
;- the pros .and cons of the power
; plant."

Senior citizens hear

from elections office
The Taylor County Supervisor of Elections office will host an
educational program for seniors at the Senior Citizens Center Wednesday.
Sept. 14, beginning at 11 a.m.
The program will include updates 61n election laws regarding the state,
county and city areas and equipment presefit and future, and information in
general for local seniors..
pn Friday, Sept. 16, the:Miles of'Siiles Girly Clowns will pay a
special visit to the center for a noon performance.

Deckhand commanders

boat, then confesses

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had arrived on scene and we responded to Yates Creek to locate the boat,"
Lt. Audie Towles said. '.:. ,
"Sgt. Campbell interviewed the subject, who made full written and
verbal confession to stealing the boat ind running around in our area. He
(the suspect) is currently incarcerated at the Taylor County Jail."
The boat, which is similar in size to shrimp boats used off the Taylor
coast, was.towed to the marina Tuesday morning and released to its
owner. .- :
The single-engine vessel was simplev too large to run in the shallow
waters off our coast, causing it to run aground. Baumgardner had
evidently abandoned the boat was attempting to come ashore in a life-raft
when he was picked up by the other boaters," Towles said.
The suspect evidently became intoxicated Friday night and decided to
.commandeer the cratt, on which he worked as a deckhand.
TWC is conducting the theft investigation.

"We can bring our decisions before
the city to see if using our crew to
-offset the cost of maintenance
would be feasible."
"I'd like to know what the future
holds for the fields and the sports
complex," said'Lundy. "We heed a
long-range plan...a good game
plan, so to speak."
When contacted Tuesday, Brynes
said that a piece of concrete is
g6ne from under one of the seats
on the visitor side of Dorsett
Stadium and that local engineers
had recommended the section not
be used, "for safety reasons,"' until
that time when it will be repaired.



Seniors invite musicians
The Taylor County Senior Center is calling on all musicians and
singers to volunteer their talents at the center.
"If you play an instrument, sing, love music, love sharing your'talents
and performing, then this is just for you. Requests are also being made for
gospel music, country music, big band music and more. Impromptu jam
sessions are welcome,"cocordinator Ann Burch said.
To volunteer, contact Burch at 584-4924.

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David Shane Owens, Mandy Lee Valentine

On Sept. 24

Valentine, Owens to wed

at Steinhatchee Landing
Larry and Glenda Valentine of Perry announce the engagement of the
daughter, Mandy Lee, to David Shane Owens, the son of Jeanne Owens
The bride-elect is currently enrolled in cosmetology school. She is th
granddaughter of Mary Bennett of Perry, and Annie Mae Valentine (
The prospective groom is employed with Progress Energy. He is th
grandson of J.H. and Gloria Holmes of. Perry.
The couple plans a Sept. 24, 2005, wedding at 4 p.m. at Steinhatchi
Landing. No formal invitationswill be issued; all friends and relatives (
the couple are cordially invited to attend. ;

Making music linked

to healthy aging
The quest for healthy aging drives ma6y'weight-l6ss bnd' exerci
programs, but researchers have a new theory about healthy aging and
involves music. .
"Research shows that making music can lower blood pressure, decrease
heart rates, reduce stress, lessen anxiety and depression," said Dr. Suzann
Hanser, chair of the Music Therapy Department of Berklee College i
Music in Boston. Mass. .
"There is also increasing evidence that making music enhances t
immunological response, which enables us to fight viruses." she said.
With these potential benefits, Hanser says it's no wonder that old
Americans are sitting down ,a the piano or picking up their guitar
Woodwinds and horns--"they're finding out that making music is a perfe
'hobby for the' empty nest and retirement year
"Plus, t's a great way to meet new people,. to get exercise and '
challenge the mind, all of which lead to proven social, physical an
psychological benefits.

Fall show presents arts & crafts
'There's a touch of coolness in the air, and that means arts and craft
festivals will be gearing up in the region,
The Society of Arts and Crafts in Tallahassee will present its 38t
annual Fall Show and Sale on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.i
at Dorothy Oven Park located at 3205TThomasville Road. ,
For additional information on this event, please contact Bett
Rawsthorne at 850-539-9537.

Carter Family Reunion slated
SThe Carter Family Reunion will family members are encouraged i
be held at Forest Capital Park on bring a covered dish to share.
Saturday, Sept. 17. Friends and

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plants of

St1e year?
-i What are the'2005 Plants of the
Since 1998, the Florida
Nursery, Growers & Landscape
Association has selected plants for
Florida landscapeswhich are easy
Sto care for, tolerant of pests and
Disease, and offer the growers a
". "high probability of success."
!',4 For 2005, the winners are:
i Weeping Yaupon Holly-
SAs a "striking accent plant," this
holly is multi-trunked with white
flowers in the spring and red
berries in fall/winter. Drooping
branches give it a narrow profile.
'Nun's Orchid- Recommended;
for mass use. this perennial likes
part shade or flower pot, please.
Sword-shaped leaves are topped by
tall flowers in rose and brown
shades. It blooms in late spring.
r. East- Indiant Holly Fern-
or Evergreen leaves ;with' yellow
variegation make this an attractive
he ground cover for mass use. It!is
fe also good in floral arrangements.
S Anthurium "Sarah"- Large
S pink and green flowers make this
S indoor foliage plant a desirable
choice. It can grow in shade or
ee filtered light, and stars in tropical
of t arrangements.
Yellow Elder- Large yellow,
:bell-shaped blooms proliferate on
this flowering shrub during the
warm weather months. "Gold
Star" is the recommended variety.
": "Monia :' 'Lavender"
Plectranthus- This perennial (or
Annual in North Florida) is known
for its compact, ever-blooming.
ie -; prMonality. Purple bicked"ltives
i' boast stalks, of lavender flowers.
Great for a low border in full sun
se to part shade.
ne' Golden Dewdrop- This low-
of mounding dwarf shrub adds a
splash of color in low borders. It
ie has golden yellow foliage that
keeps its color best in full sun.
er Princess Flower-Silver-green,
rs, foliage makes this flowering shrub,
ct a stand-out. It has five-petaled
s. purple flowers., This plant is a
to perennial in North Florida.
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Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
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Sparkling Nail Polish .
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Keri Bundrick and Robert
Ponder remind friends and relatives
.of their wedding Saturday, Sept.
17, at 6 p.m. at Willow Pond
Plantation ii Monticello. A
reception will follow.

During a recent rooa arive to nelp victims of Hurricane Katrina, Superintendent of Schools Oscar Howard Jr. urged all
Taylor District schools to compete to see which could raise the most food. Taylor County Middle School won, collecting
more than 5,000 items. Shown above'Howard, Judy Krejcar, Suzanne Bassett, Principal Paul Dyal, Assistant Principal Jan
Walker; Pricilla Tripp and Chris Bray.
For hurricane relief

TCMS collects 5,000 items

In the unprecedented aftermath
of destruction left by Hurricane
Katrina, Taylor County School
District 'employees, students .and
parents have pulled together in an.
outpouring of support for the
victims of Katrina.
In the first collection blitz,
Kalhy Kriedler and Velinda Root
filled a U-Haul truck and 16-ft.
tandem wheel trailer full of items
bound for Pascagoula, Miss.
Kriedler was originally going to
drive the truck to Mississippi
herself, but met evacuee Rev.
Reams, originally from Perry,
who was staying at a local motel.
He agreed to drive the truck back
to Pascagoula and felt he would be
able. to open his church as a
'shelter with the collected items
from the -Tayalor .~/o~ty

The second wave of support
came when Superintendent of
Schools Oscar Howard Jr. called
for the school community, to
support hurricane victims by-
donating non-perishable canned
goods and unopened medical
supplies. Each school was
designated as a collection site.
A deluge of donations were
received from Pre-K. Head Start,
Perry Primary, Taylor Middle,
,School. 'Steinhatchee School,
Taylor County High School,
Taylor Technical Institute,
1Technical Learning Center,
Readiness Coalition, the
superintendent's office and

In an outstanding effort, TCMS
received a plaque and was
recognized as the school with the
largest collection of donations--
almost 5,000 items.
Jodi DeVane, owner of DeVane
Timber, volunteered his tractor
trailer and Dan Helton volunteered
as the driver, to transport much

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Between collections at all district
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. Howard. "The community should
be congratulated for their hard

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bring Justin Guarini of American Idol fame to the 50th annual Florida Forest Festival. Up until
festival day, Coca-Cola will donate 25 cents to the festival for each case of Coke products sold at
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with them for 30 minutes,
recanting how he had lost his wife
when the water began rising.
"He said he wasn't able to get
her out of the house," Gaines said.
"When he got-back, she was
deceased. Heartbreaking."
Lundy said he will always 'be
thankful to the communities
which he and Gaines helped in.
"Those people looked to us for
help," he said, "and we are
appreciative that we were able to
do this. Our heartfelt thanks go to
them and the people of Stennis for
allowing us to give and help as we
"The agony and despair we saw
were unspeakable. There was 90
square miles of deceased humans
and .animals. So many of the

people who were alive were
looking around with agony and
despair. The looks on many of
their faces were unforgettable,"
Lundy said.
"My advice to my community,
is that if we are ever threatened by
a category four or five storm,
listen to your local emergency
management and heed their advice.
If they say, 'get out,' then you
should get out.
"I also want to thank the people

of Taylor County for your prayers
and support while Jack and I
were away to help and do what we
could for the people who could not
help themselves," Lundy added.
"Everyone was working hand-in-
hand," said Gaines. "People
walked around everywhere with
nothing because they had lost
everything. They only got out
with their lives. We sure did what
we could, but I wish there was
more we could have done."

Collection drive continues

The collection drive continues to help those impacted by Hurricane
Katrina. The staff at Burns Funeral Home and Buckeye Community
Federal Credit Union urge you to join them in demonstrating "our love
for our neighbors." Items may be dropped off at Burns Funeral Home,
located on Johnson-Stripling Road, or at the credit union.

Jefferson County High School
and the Jefferson and Madison
County Health Departments have
teamed up again this year to.
:provide a career fair that promises
to be a bit different from the
Typical college fair in a small rural
-county. This fair will focus on
Sthe importance of post-secondary
.: education with a special emphasis
I"on careers in the health field.
The second annual "Health-
:Related Careers and College Fair"
will be held in the cafeteria of the
i.newly constructed Jefferson
-.County High School off US 19
South at 50 David Road,
-.:Monticello, on Wednesday,
: September 21 from 8:30-11 a;m.
Students -from Hamilton,
SJefferson, Madison, Lafayette,
I'Suwannee, and Taylor Counties
have been invited to participate.
.The fair focuses on helping
Sstudentaset-lareer-goals and begin
Working toward successful futures."
Career opportunities represented
will include nursing, medicine,




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dentistry, social.work and allied
health programs such as dental
assisting, radiologic technology,
phlebotomy, medical assisting,
and respiratory therapy. Attendees
will receive information about
various area colleges and the
programs that are offered as well
as information on financial aid and
application assistance.
Colleges that will be represented
include, but are not limited to:
Abraham-Baldwin Agricultural
College School, of Nursing,
Florida A&M University School
of 'Social Work, Nursing,
Pharmacy and Allied Health,
Florida State..University Schools
of Medicine, Nursing and
Communications Disorders, Lake
City Community College, Florida
Atlantic University,,University of
South Florida,. Lively Vocational-
Technical School, North Florida
SCommqnity College, Santa Fe
Community College, Southwest
Georgia Technical College,
Thomas University, University of

Florida College of Dentistry,
Valdosta State University,
Southeastern College, Edwin
Waters College and Keiser
For more information contact:
Shannon Jacobs, health operations
director, at 850-342-0170 ext.

Take a chance
AMVETS members are still
offering tickets for their "Hunter's
Dream" raffle for a $2 donation or
three tickets for $5. Each ticket
has five chances to win.
Those who won will be
announced this Saturday, Sept.,17,
at 4:30 p.m. during the AMVETS
sponsored turkey shoot at
Gunrunners Gun & Range, located
five miles south of Perry on
' iHigway 19'Soluth.,r
The Turkey Shoot will be from
10 a.m. until' 4 p.m. with
registration beginning at 8 a.m.

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,,?itv":A ,b a.qyp a~.,,FpmeIrgency medical workers fror Taylor, Walton, Escambia and. Bay
counties and Lake Sumpter who recently left their home bases to help Hurricane Katrina
victims in Mississippi. DMH EMS Assistant Director Michael Lundy, (back, far left), and EMT
Jack Gaines (third from right in back) were among those participating.

Attend Taylor County's First Performance of the

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TC Development Authority
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B lldogs stop

Marianna; now 2-1

A high-octane aerial assault
helped overcome poor special
teams play and powered the Taylor
County Bulldogs to a heart-
stopping 36-33 victory over
Marianna, Friday night at Dorsett
The Bulldogs (2-1) unveiled new
offensive formations and an
exciting new high-powered
passing attack to score 30 points
in the first half, but gave up two
kickoff returns for touchdowns to
lead only 30-20 at the break.
despite out-gaining Marianna 231
to 46 in first half yardage.
In a see-saw battle, Marianna
battled back to score 13
unanswered third-quarter points and
took a 33-30 lead into the final
quarter, when Jamar Mclntyre
followed offensive linemen Kane
Miguel, Adam Cook and Shane
Padgett into the endzone from
seven yards out to give the
Bulldogs a 36-33 lead.
That score came on the first
play of the final period and the
Bulldog defense stepped up for t.he
remaining 12 minutes to shut
down Marianna's offense. Cole
SRevels, Greg Snead, Sebastian
Ingram, Shawn Padgett, Billy Joe
Wigglesworth and Jake Meacham'
all made big plays down the
stretch to preserve the victory.
It was junior varsity call-up
kicker/punter Sean Crowley who
actually provided the winning
margin of victory with a 29-yard
field goal in the second quarter, as
*he filled in for his injured brother
John Crowley by kicking a field
goal, three extra points, handling
kickoffs and punting duties.
However, it was the Taylor
County offense that put together a
highlight reel first half, as senior
QB Genario McNealy completed 7'
of 8 passes for 209 yards,
'including a 78-yard TD bomb to
Tony Powell. who finished with
three catches for 138 yards (all in
the first half).
Powell put the Bulldogs on top
early \with a 56-yard punt return
for a touchdown just.two-and-a-
half minutes into the game after
Wigglesworth and Revel made
back-to-back sacks on the first
series of the game to push
Marianna back 17 yards to their
own 15.
Powell fielded the punt at his
own 44 and followed several key
blocks up, the middle before
cutting to the left sideline and
speeding untouched to the
Crowley's line drive PAT was:
low and Taylor had a quick 6-0
lead with 9:33 to play in the first.
A 27-yard kickoff return by
Marianna and a 23-yard run on
.first down, set up a 45-yard field
goal attempt by Andrew Isabella,
who came up just short.
In the Bulldogs, new I-
formation look, Brj'koski
Jackson lined up at tailback and
struggled early, fumbling twice in
the first quarter and losing one."
However, after losing four yards
on a first down fumble, Jackson
picked up six and set up-
McNealy's impressive sideline
bomb to Powell, who burned past
the Marianna defender to catch the
perfect spiral in stride and score on
a 78-yard pass play with 5:22 to
play in the first quarter.
Crowley made his first varsity
extra point kick to give Taylor a
13-0 lead. The momentum was
short-lived, however, as speedy
Marianna tailback Phillip
Sylvester took Crowley's kickoff
and zig-zagged 90 yards untouched'
for a touchdown to cut the lead to
13-7 just 13 seconds later..
McNealy completed a s'even-yard:, '
pass to Snead'(3 catches; ,.4 yards),
but Delvan Whetsel anid Jackson.'
were hit- in the backfield and;.iost .
yardage to force Crowley's first .,
punt-- 35-yarder. .. .' .
Wigglesworth and Marquis Ellis ..
made big tackles :to.force ,a .'
Marianna punt': and Whetsel (7'
carries, 4 yards) picked'up eight
yards to the Taylor 20, where
Jackson fumbled the 2nd down'
hand-off and Mariairna recovered at':
the Bulldogs; 17.
Two penalties -on Taylor
County set up a two-yard
touchdown run by Marianna
fullback Rekus Groomes to tie the
game 13-13.'
Powell returned the kickoff 31
l,_.. S o the 36 and the Bulldogs

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Tony Powell (3) breaks away on a 56-yard punt return for
a touchdown during the first quarter last Friday.

showcased a new shotgun snap
formation to set up McNealy's 42-
yard pass completion to Ingram
down the sideline..,,
-Snead and Jackson lost yardage
and an option to Mcintyre lost a
,yard to force CrowlIy' t. attempt a
29-yard field goal,-which he'drilled
midway 'through : -the. second
Taylor gave up 32,yards on the
kickoff return, but Marianna
fumbled on second down for
Shawn Padgett to recover and
return for-a touchdown. However,
Padgett's long run was called back
.for- an illegal'block and Taylor'
started on Marianna's 30. ,.
Jackson bulled ahead for five
yards on first down and Marianna
was flagged for pass interference-
on a long pass to Ellis to set up
Jackson's 13-yard touchdown run.
Jackson (a 5-11,. 189-pound
freshman) overcame his early
fumble.troubles to rush 16 times
for 47 yards and two touchdowns
and catch a two-yard pads...
Taylor's 23-13 lead lasted only
15 seconds, as Sylvester broke an
85-yard kickoff return for a
touchdown to pull Marianna
within 23-20 with 3:56 to play in
the half.
McNealy quickly regain the
momerLum:: for.- Taylor.
completing i-48-yatr sideline pass
to Powell' on first dowin to move
the Bulldogs from0theii' 6n 23 to:
the Marianna '29. Whetsel picked
up three and on 3rd and 7,
McNealy hit Ellis with a laser
passion a slant route for 23 yards
down to the three,
Jackson busted up the middle',
and into the endzone on the next
play to. giye"Taylor a 30-20 lead
after Crowley's extra point. !
Marianna got 33 of their 46
first-half yards on the final drive of
the half, completing a 29-yard
pass to the tight end and running.
for four yards before Meacham
made a tackle for loss to force a
The Bulldogs i were held
scoreless in the third quarter,
fumbling a fake punt snap to
Jackson to set up a 32-yard
Sylvester Iouchdown run that cut
the lead to 30-27 and allowing

Crowley's second punt of the
game to be blocked to set up
another seven-yard TD run by
Sylvester, a 5-10, .150-pound
junior speedster, finished with 19
carries, 1,10 yards, 2 TD's rushing .-
and six'kick returns for 269 yards
and two more touchdowns.
With Marianna leadi'ng33-30,
Snead returned the kickoff 20 yards
to the Bulldogs. 30.and Jackson
picked up two yards on first down
before Whetsel was stopped for no
On 3rd and 8. McNealy (8
carries, 26 yards) scrambled for 17
yards and dropped back to pass on
Ist down before scrambling again
for 14 more down to the Marianna

A .perfect option pitch to
Mclntyre (5 carries. 37 yards. 1
TD) picked up 32 yards down 'to
the five, where Wheisel was
thrown for a two-yard loss. The
Bulldogs scored the go-ahead
touchdown on McIntyre's seven-
,ard TD run on the first play of
the final quarter. The PAT snap
was low and Crowley never
attempted the extra point.
After Taylor's defense forced a
punt, McNealy fumbled the ball'.
away on a 3rd and 4 play at
,Marianna drove to the Taylor
34,, but were stopped by the
Bulldog defense and turned the ball
ovei, on downs. The Bulldog
offense couldn't pick up a first
down and were hit with an
intentional grounding penalty to
force a punt.
Crowley was roughed up after
the kick to give Taylor new life
and a.,first down, but Jackson and
Mclntyre were thrown for losses
and Jackson managed just two ,
yards on a shovel pass to force
another Crowley punt.
Wigglesworth and Revel sacked
Marianna QB Brandon Gardner for
a 15 yard loss and Taylor's defense
harassed Gardner into three
incomplete passes to end the
McNealy completed only two of
four passes for no yards (2 and "2
yards) in the second half to finish
9 of 12 for 209 yards and a TD,

. The rerry ElKS Loage will oe
hosting theirannual youth sdccer
shoot this Saturday beginning at 9
Participants will be divided into
four age groups: 7-under; 8 and 9;

1u-11 andu 1 -13.
Participants will be awarded for
the top three places in each age
Admission is free. Hot dogs,
chips and drinks will be served.

finding five different receivers in
the new wideropen offense.
Taylor rushed 38 times for 113
yards and three touchdowns to
finish with 322 total yards and
erased a dismal 19-0 shut-out at
the hands of Chiles the week
Crowley would have averaged
34 yards per punt if not for the
block and Taylor cut their


penalties down to just five after
averaging 11 per game the first
two weeks of the season.
The Bulldog defense held
Marianna (1-2) to only five first
downs and 135 total yards (three
rushing touchdowns), but special
teams gave up 269 yards and two
touchdowns on six kicks.
Taylor will ha\e a week off to
correct those mistakes before


traveling to Vernon on Sept. 23.
Vernon is 3-0 and undefeated after
defeating Pensacola Catholic, 30-
22 in their first game, blowing
out Baker, 55-0 and handling Jay
High School, 42-7 last week.
Class 2B 4th-ranked Vernon
will take on Class 2B. 2nd-ranked
Blounistown this week in a battle
between tio state-ranked
Panhandle poi ers.

Site Time/Result

Aug. 19 Mayo/Jasper Mayo 7:00 p.m.
SAug. 26 Chipley Perry 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 2 Chiles Away 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 9 Marianna Perry 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 OPEN
SSept. 23 Vernon Away 7:30 p.m.
*Sept. 30 Madison Away 7:30 p.m.
**Oct. 7 East Gadsden Perry 7:30 p.m.
*Oct. 14 Dixie County Perry 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 NFCC Perry 7:30 p.m.
S*ct. 28 Fort White Perry 7:30 p.m.
S.Nov. 4 Jefferson County Away 7:30 p.m.

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Date Opponent Site Time/Result
Aug. 25 Cross City Home 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 1 Suwannee Away 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 8 Shanks Home 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 13 Ft. White Away 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 22 Open
Sept. 29 Madison Home 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 6 River Springs Home 7:00 p.m.

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Sept. 8 Madison Away 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 22 Jefferson Home 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 29 East Gadsden Away 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 Madison Home 7:00 p.m.

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Christian retreat scheduled for 'wounded women'

Women invited to retreat Sept. 30-Oct. 1
If you are-hurting from emotional or physical abuse, or grief, you are
invited to attend a non-denominational, Christian retreat for spiritual and
healing planned Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1. Structured for
"Wounded Women," the retreat includes Friday services from 6:30 until 9
p.m., and Saturday classes from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. with lunch
Interested in attending? Please call 584-5146 or 584-5352. Space is
limited and your prompt response is requested.
Gospel sing benefits hurricane victims
The Cavaliers, Crimson Flow and The Barkers will be featured at a
gospel sing planned Saturday to benefit the Hurricane Katrina Fund. The
event will be held at the First Church of God of Perry on Highway 221
North. Music and worship begin at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited, and
encouraged, to attend.
Church spearheads hurricane relief
New Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church is currently receiving
donations for its Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort. The church encourages

members of the community to'contribute non-perishable items, paper
goods, personal hygiene products, clothes and money to the church located
at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Hamptqn Springs Avenue. Workers
will be available to receive goods on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Pick-up of items is also possible; please
contact Walter Bishop at 584-4372 or Sarah Hall at 584-5314 if you
require assistance.
Children and divorce: how to cope
First Baptist Church will offer a support group for first through sixth
graders entitled, "What Do I Do Now?' The study extends 12 weeks and is
structured for parents and children.
The introductory meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the
Annex House on the corner of Main and Center streets. Please call Kid
Share Coordinator Eleanor L. Grubbs at 584-6325 to register your
children; leave a message with your name and phone number.

Walker seeks housing for evacuees
Treva Walker. working with disaster relief through New Brooklyn
Missionary Baptist Church, is looking for houses to accommodate

evacuees. "I come to you, once again, for help. We have homeless
people in Perry, in need because of Katrina. If you have a vacant house
that we (the City of Perry) can fix up and use for one year, free, then
please contact me at 223-1911 or Oscar Howard at 584-2302.
"We should be able to house about 100 families, don't you think?!'
Walker asked.
She can be found Monday through Saturday, 12 until 7 p.m., on
Highway 98, across from Daddy's Place.

Women's Day celebration planned
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Women's Day
celebration on Sunday, Sept. 18, with Sunday School at 9:30-a.m. and
the service at 11. A speaker from Patsy Dixon Ministries is scheduled- .
Jurleen Clayton is chairperson.

New Brooklyn awards Dobson for 66 years

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matter how bad you feel, God
always loves you, and his love
will always heal. Whenever you
face a problem, keep on saying
your prayers, and you will
receive a blessing, from God who
always cares.
Mrs. Bertha -Washington, and,
her grandson spent the weekend

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would'like to send a sincere thank
you to those who visited, sent.
flowers, cards and offered prayers
during the loss, of our loved one.
We would like to extend a warm
Sthanik .you, to_ Eaans/Walker
SFuneral Home and Antioch Baptist
Church. and the Rev. Tony
Graham for conducting a beautiful
Service that has helped our healing
Tony Bell
Mark and Cassandra Brown
F.L. and Mary Thomas

in Tampa visiting her daughter
and his mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Lee
Williams of Pfafftown, North
Carolina, spent a few days here
recently, visiting their mother,
Mrs. Willie C. Roberts and
family. Mrs. Williams attended
the Women's Day services at

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Sunday, where at the close of
the service, a, beautiful
certificate was presented to Mrs.
Verdie (Kitty) Dobson, who was
the woman of the year and who
has given almost 66 years of
service to 'New Brooklyn

Mr. Eddie L. Williams had a
long visit with his cousin, B.D.
Williams, Monday. While here he
also. visited other relatives and
friends of the city. Mr. Williams
said it's always good and enjoyable
to come back home and so good to
attend church services at home.

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Odom, shipmates make port visit to Dubai

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class during a port visit to Dubai, assault ship USS Kearsarge amphibious assault operations deliver vehicles and equipment. doctors, dentists, nurses and
Spencer G. Odom,. the son of United Arab Emirates, while on a homeported in Norfolk, Va. using Landing Craft Air The ship also has conventional corpsmen.
Ricky J. Hill of Perry, and his scheduled deployment in support Marines and Sailors of Odom's Cushions, which are specially- landing craft and helicopters Odom is a 1999 graduate of
fellow shipmates took part in a of the Global War on Terrorism unit volunteered for the project at designed Hovercraft that travel embarked, and is equipped with Taylor County High School and
community relations project while assigned to the amphibious City of Hope, a women's shelter above land and sea surfaces to medical facilities staffed by Navy joined the Navy in March 2001.

Mary Alice Davis Hodges

Mary Alice Davis
Mary Alice Davis Hodges, age
67, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005,
in Tallahassee.
Mrs: Hodges was a native and
lifelong resident of Taylor.
County, a member of New Home
Baptist Church, and a member of
Woodmen of the World. She was
employed with Vision Arts
iyecare Center and Southeastern
Podiatry Clinic.
SShejis survived by her husband,
Donald "Bobby" Hodges of Perry;
one son, Henry Edward Davis of
Jacksonville; one daughter,
_Belinda Gail Wynn and son-in-
.lawi Gary Robert Wynn of'
Tampa; three brothers, Jerry'
Grubbs of Monticello, Arvil
Grubbs of Perry, Leonard J. "LJ."
'-Grubbs of Tallahassee; two
sisters, Hattie Bell Helms of
Tallahassee and Vivian Stewart of
Live Oak; two grandchildren, Gary
Wynn II, andCourtney Wynn; and
a host of nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends
today (Wednesday) from 5 until 9
p.m at Beggs Funeral Home.,
Funeral services will be held
Thursday. Sept. 15, at.11 a.m., at
SNe\ Home Baptist Church in
Perry. Interment will be held at
S.isgah Cemetery.

Charles W. Lyons
S-The Rev. Charles W. Lyons,
73. of Mayo, died Sunday, Sept.
S11, 2005, in his home after an
extended illness. The Lafayette
roumv native was a U.S. Air
-FForce Veteran and a member of
Brewer Lake Baptist Church in
Day.. The Rev. Lyons was pastor
at Athena Baptist Church for two
Syears'n Perry. -
i"Survivors include: one son,
--William Dean Lyons of Mayo;
Sozne daughter, Tamyra Lyons of'
Mayo; one sister, Virlin Bradford
of Cetarwater; two brothers, the
ev. Eldridge Lyons of Valdosta
Sand Bobby Lyons of Fort Myers;
one half sister and. five half
--brothers: five grandchildren; and
four great grandchildren.
IFunieral services will be held
today (Wednesday) at Rrerside
Baptist Church in Mayo witlh the
Rev John Bracken, the Rev.
Eldridge Lyons and the Rev. Hugh
Dampier officiating. Interment
will follow in the church
cemetery. '
-,Daniels Funeral Home of Live-
'Oak=- is in charge of,the

-,/ Luna A. Parker
Luna A. Parker, age 88, died
Sunday. Sept. 11, 2005. Born in
Boyd. she was a native and
l lifelong resident of Taylor
.M s. Parker was a member of
.Faith Baptist Church, and
formerly a member of Pisgah
Baptist Church where she taught
children in Sunday School for
many years and also sang in the
choir. She worked many years at
SLawrence's Department Store, The
RYair-Store and Westgate Motel as
SShe was preceded in death by her
-parents, T.M. Parker and
~iuisianna (Davis) Parker.
Survivors include: two
io.thers. Marcus Parker and Mose
Parker; a sister, Elvena Johnson,
ain:T close friends, Buddy and
Norma McGuire, all of Perry; and
a host of nieces and nephews.
:Funeral services were held at 11
a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home with the
:Rev. Larry Neal and the Revw Paul
INawlin officiating. Interment
followed at Pisgah 'Cemetery.
'Family received friends on

Monday. from 6 until 8 p.m. at
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.
which was in charge of
Donations may be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center
Blvd., Tallahassee, FL. 32308-

Nellie Anderson
Nellie Anderson, age 89. died
Sunday, Sept. 11. 2'005. in
Born in Walker County. Ga..
and formerly of Kentucky, Ind. and
Georgia, she was a longtime
resident of Eridu. Mrs. Anderson
was a member of the Mt. Gilead
Baptist Church.
Survivors include: a son,
Charles Anderson of Ft. Worth,
Texas; two daughters, Hazel Vann
of Eridu and Bernice Kennedy of
St. Mary, Ga.; one brother, Billy
Williams of Corbin Ky.; two
sisters, Dorothy Fuson and
Maxine Carr, both of Indiana; 11
grandchildren; and a host of great
great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at
11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with
Jesse Benefield and Pastor Jim
Varin officiating. Interment will
follow at the Mt. Gilead Church
Family received friends on
Tuesday from 6 until 9 p,m. at
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home
Joe P. Burnrs Funeral Home in
Perry is in' charge of the

Joseph Hiram Gurr
Joseph Hiram Gurr,' age 63, a
native of Foley. and lifelong
resident of Perry, died Saturday,
Sept. 10, 2005.
The son of the late John and
Sally Gurri, he was a member of
Spring Warrior Church of Christ
and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He retired from Buckeye Cellulose
Corp. He was preceded in death by
his grandmother, Minnie Hodges,
and a sister, Shirley McLeod.
He is survived by his wife of 40
years, Janice Johnson Gurr; two
sons, Michael Joseph Gurr and
Johnny Ray Gurr; one daughter,
Shelby Gurr Gibsbn, all of Perry;
one brother, C.J. Gurr of
Tallahassee; two sisters, Pat
Shipman of Perry and Johnnie Rae
McLeod of Jacksonville; three
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sept.
13 at the Spring Warrior Church
of Christ'with interment at the
-church cemetery. Visitation was
held from.6 until 8 p.m. on Sept.
12, at Joe P. Burs Funeral Home
which was in charge of

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hallways and performed general
repair work, while some of the
service members played with the
children staying at the home.
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maritime security operations
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stability in the maritime
environment, as well as
complements the counter-terrorism
and security efforts of regional
nations. MSO denies international
terrorists' use of the maritime
environment as a venue for attack
or to transport personnel, weapons
or other materials.
USS Kearsarge supports

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Two winners will be chosen
from each store to be special
guess at a dinner in honor of
Guarini's appearance at the 50th
annual Florida Forest Festival.
The dinner will be held Saturday
evening. Oct. 22, at Forest Capital
As the title sponsor for Guarini's
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appearance at the upcoming
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Guarini will serve as a celebrity
judge for the 2005 Talent
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finals. Register today for the
competition semi-finals, planned
Saturday, Sept. 24. The
registration deadline has been
extended to Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Contact the festival office at 584-
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The corkscrew curls known to
legions of American Idol fans have
been tamed with a close-cropped
style and the wide-eyed smile that
delighted admirers of all ages is
now tempered with maturity.
But the ,smooth, soulful voice
that won the hearts--and votes--of
millions remains.
Without a doubt...Justin has IT.
Four years after shooting to
reality TV stardom, Justin Guarini
is back in the public eye and ready
to take his place in the whirlwind
vorld of entertainment.
GiGarini, who gained
international fame as the first-
season runner-up on American
Idol, will make a very special guest


appearance for the 2005 Florida
Forest Festival Saturday, Oct. 22.,
In addition to opening the
festival with the national anthem,
Guarini will perform selections
from his soon-to-be released jazz
album and will hold a "meet and
greet" session with fans. He will
also serve as a celebrity judge for
the festival's Talent Showcase &
Karaoke Competition.
Coca-Cola has partnered with
the festival to bring Guarini to
Taylor County, donating 25 cents
from every case of Coke sold at the
local Kmart, Wal-Mart and Winn
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SIn a phone interview last week-
Guarini said he was looking
forward to visiting Taylor County.
"I've spent the past year and a

After nearly two years of down time, Justin Guarini is bad
in the spotlight, with a slate of bookings across the country
Following his Oct. 22 appearance in Taylor County, he's off t(
Japan for a charity fund-raiser.

AARP: last Wed., 10 am. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): 2nd and 4th Mon.,
.7 p.m., main hanger at airport.
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's MainStreet Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: First Monday of each
month, Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce at noon.
NAACP: 2nd Sun., 6 p.m., New Brooklyn
Missionary Baptist Church.
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: third Wed., 10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: Tues., 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: 1st, 3rd Wed., 7 p.m.,
Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first
and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: 4th Thurs., 7 p.m.
(club house on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman's Club: 2nd Wed., noon
(Sept. May; subject to change).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Joyce's Main
Street Cafe.
Taylor County Leadership Council: 2nd
and 4th Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-

Airport Advisory Commission: 4th
Monday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport:
Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs., 8
a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues. at 6:30
County Commission: first Mon. and third
Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs., 9
a,m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719 S.

Planning Board: 1st Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office)
Social Security: representatives, 2nd
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: 3rd Fn.. 2 p.m., courthouse
Taylor County Development Authority:
2nd Mon., 5 p m. at Chamber of
Taylor County School Board: 1st and
3rd Tues., 7 p.m
Taylor County Soil & Water Board: 4th
Mon., 7 p.m., Chaparral Steakhouse.
'Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: 3rd
Wed. at 18820 Beach Road. 5 p.m.
Tourism Development Council: 2nd
Wed. 4 p.m., at Chamber of Commerce.

Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2 p.m.,
Doctors' Memori Hospital.
FAMU Alumni' Chapter: second Mon.,
7 p.m., Jerkins Center.
Florida Forest Festival Board of
Directors: every Wednesday, 3:30 p.m..
Chamber of Commerce. Call 584-TREE
(i.rl Scouts Service Unit: first Thurs.,
6:30 p.m. Scout Hut.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Thurs., 1:30 p.m., Forest
Capital Hall. Call 584-8553 or 584-9207.
Humane Society of Taylor County: 2nd
Wednesday, 6 p m., Forest Capital Hall.
ocylor Coastal Communities
Aiociatlon: each 2nd Tuesday of month,
7 p.m. at the district building Beach
aLeche League International: 2nd
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and

third Fri. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd
and 4th Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal grounds, Lyman
Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak Hill
Village on Woods Creek Road, 1st Sat
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly on first Thursday. Golden Corral,
7 p.m. 584-9185.
Republican Party of Taylor County:
Second Thursday of every month at 315 N.
Quincy Street. E-mail Tommie Stanaland at
tstarialand@yahoo.com or call 584-8815.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce. Call
584-9656 or 584-3617 or e-mail taylor
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
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 building.
Society's museum is open every Thursday,
1-5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: 2nd Sat., 10 a.m. Arena
located on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays, 10
a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public Library.
Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
2nd Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital Hall.

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. Wednesday and Thursdays at
Serenity House, located at 1260 Hwy. 98

Justin Guarini, of American Idol fame, will make a special
guest appearance at the 2005 Florida Forest Festival.

"But what really makes me laugh
is when someone asks me if I'm
'the Justin from American Idol' and
then don't believe me when I tell
them that I am.
"it happened to me last night...l
was at a Yankees game and ran out
to get some refreshments and this
guy and his friend were like, 'Are
you Justin Guarini from American

After 50 years

Idol?' When I said yes, they were
like 'No, he's not.' They didn't
really believe it, even after I said
'yes' three or four times."
Grateful for the second chance
the public and the entertainment
world is affording him, Guarini
said, "I'm just glad I have the.
opportunity to get back out there.
Just be patient--I'm getting on it!"


half taking some time off, trying to
create a little bit of distance from
the whirlwind I went through with
the whole American Idol thing. I
filled that time with a lot of
thinking and planning...getting re-
connected with myself and my
Guarini is also wrapping up a
new jazz album, which he said
should be released in early 2006.
"We still want to tweak it arid
make sure it's the best product we
can put out. Many of the selections
are standards that have been
arranged, along with a couple of
When American Idol exploded
onto the reality scene. Guarini was
caught up on the frenzy right from
the start--one day a member of the
masses and the next, a face flashed
across millions of television
"An experience like that,
especially when it happens so
rapidly, really throws you for a
loop whether it's success, failure or
anything in between. Notoriety
doesn't really usually come that
quick for people. It was a huge
lesson and has prepared me for
what I want to do now.
"The biggest adjustment has
been pulling back from the
spotlight--difficult, but necessary.
My career was going in a direction
I didn't want it to go and the people
that surrounded me, that I was
working with, were not, ultimately,
the people I thought were best for
me. Now, I feel great and I'm ready
to get back out there and re-build."
Even with the trademark curls a
thing of the past, ("they were really
just a lot to deal with," he said),
Guarini continues to capture the
eyes of fans whenever he's out and
"It is surprising and encouraging
how many people do recognize me.
I think the show had such an
impact on people and I'm
encouraged they still recognize me
k and it gives me a lot of positive
Momentum on going back out and
o getting back on the horse with my

meeting with regular meeting at 7 p m.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
4th Tues noon, 107 East Green Street
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.. 9
a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
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. Also, Saturdays,
10:30 a.m., open meeting
SHARE distribution: 4th Sat, 10 a 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.

AMVETS Post 20. Ladles Auxiliary and
Sons of AMVETS: 3rd Tuesday of each
month, 7 p.m., at 2499 Woods Creek
American Legion Post #96: 1stTues., 7
p.m., American Legion Hall, Center Street.
American Legion, Steinhatchee Post
291: fourth Tues. 8 p.m.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Tuesday at VFW Post on Center Street, 7
p.m. For information, call 584-5346.
VFW Post #9225: 2nd Tues., 7 p m.
(American Legion building).

To add your service club or
organization to the Community
Calendar, contact the Taco Times
at (850) 584-5~13, fax (850) 838-
1566 or sel an e-mail to:

Plan now to take part in thed
historic 50th annual Florida Forest:
Festival King Tree Parade!
Local businesses are encouraged
to enter their mascots in the:
upcoming parade, which will bex
held Saturday, Oct. 22.
Community groups, schools andy
other organizations are also
encouraged to plan to participate.
For more information, contact
the festival office at 584-TREE:

Deadline is

Sept. 30 for

baby photos
Time to start snapping--a Sept:
30 deadline has been announced
for the 50th annual Florida Forest
Festival's Baby Photo Contest.
All entries must be enlarged to 8:
x 10 photos, matted (not framed)
and must have been taken after
April 1, 2005, Only one photo per
child maf be entered.
Winners will be announced at
the Florida Forest Festival Little
King and Queen Pageant Saturday,
Oct. 8.
Entries should be turned in to
Photos & Frames, 102 East Main
Street. For more information, call
Ann or Feebee at 584-6979.

Taylor County is

'first in forestry'

Florida's best-kept secret is out--forestry is now the largest agricultural
industry in Florida, surpassing even citrus.
According to a study released earlier this year by the Florida Forestry,
Association and the University of Florida, Florida's forest products had a
total economic output of more than $16.5 billion in 2003...and Taylor
County leads the pack with an output of $1.94 billion, ranking it #1 in the
state in forestry.
While this may be news to some. it is no surprise here in Taylor County,
which has long recognized the importance of Florida's timber industry.:
Since 1956, the Florida Forest Festival has taken the lead in promoting,
forestry and celebrating its rich heritage.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Florida Forest Festival and'
its directors invite the community to join them in celebrating Taylor
County's distinction of being "Still First in Forestry After 50 Years."
A month-long celebration is planned, beginning Oct. 1 with the annuals
Miss Florida Forest Festival program and culminating with the "Big Day".
Saturday. Oct. 22. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities abound.q
Contact a board member.or event chair to see how you can be a part of thisW
"golden" celebration. ,

West, across from the BP station at 8 p m. Join the festival
AL-ANON: St. James Episcopal Church
(in library), Wednesdays 12 noon to 1 pm., r
584-2146 Thursdays at 630 for beginners parade line-up!


B-2 Taco Times September 14, 2005

Writer: 'Attend public hearing'

4 I scheduled for this Thursday

Dear Editor:
I very seldom write letters to the
editor but I feel compelled to do so
because of false information that
has been given in other letters
regarding the 'coal power plant to
be located somewhere in North
With the new technology now
available, the coal plant smoke
discharge will be negligible and
would have to meet all state and
federal guidelines. The smoke. will
be white and will consist mostly of
water vapor. The plant will be
using ground water but will recycle
and use the least amount possible.
The plant is spending 500 million
dollars to make sure that this plant
would be cleanest of its kind.
In regards to killing fish and
ruining oyster beds at the mouth of
the river, this is simply not true.
People have been able to fish up to
the newer plants. This plant will
have zero liquid discharge.
Now about waiting on trains,
there will be only one train in and
out and the company will do traffic
planning to make.sure that our
hospital will not be affected. A less
than 15 minute wait should not

matter in order to help people get
affordable electricity. This plant
will provide electricity to 18 cities
just as we receive electricity from a
plant located some distance from
As a board member of the
Seminole Electric Co-op, I have
been involved in some of the
planning for a new plant and
attended many seminars regarding
the safety and need for new plants
in order to meet our future
demands for affordable electricity,

I urge those people who support
the plant to come to the county
commission meeting this Thursday
night because as you know those
who are against something usually
show up while those who maybe
don't have strong feelings one way
or the other stay home. If this
happens the commission would
then be forced to believe that there
just is no support for the plant at
Joe P. Burns Jr.

Plant offers 'few benefits'

Dear Editor:
Taylor County has a lot of-
natural resources that, with the
right entrepreneurs, would offer
taxpaying industries that would
empty a large number of workers,.
skilled and unskilled. This coal-
fired power plant being proposed
offers such few benefits to this
Coal plants of today may be:
more efficient and somewhat
cleaner than the coal plants of a
hundred years ago. But one item
* *' U! *.

that has not been taken out is the
excess carbon dioxide which--
causes a lot of'pollution in the sky
where I live in Tennessee. The
haze is so heavy on some days that
the Smokey Mountain view is
totally obliterated. There's also the
mercury pollution from these
plants which contaminates the fish
and causes human health
I live about halfway between
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ajl now it is too late.
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for an aluminum fabricating plant plant, butis
day. First, a or a boat plant. I could understand Last wee
commissioner the commissioners trusting them, (owner of F
lorth Florida without considering anything else, radio. H
istsigned an just get the jobs. But a coal approach J
400 acres of burning plant has major impact on He said Tay
id, east of the air we breathe, the water we contacted 1
alcolm Page, drink and the soil we walk. Every sell land to
Clay Bethea pulverized coal ,plant' emits 'would nota
vet presented particles that can irritate young first choice
rd of County lungs. Every pulverized coal plant close to the
all-volunteer emits mercury that can hurt.brain because th
Development development in children. Every west fence
thorizedRick pulverized coal plant adds carbon' asked how
posal for our dioxide to. warm the planet, affect his I
cials. Third, increasing intensity of natural for Taylor
r (about. 400 events (storms, mosquitoes, coral repeated tha
tax dollars) reef death.) Every pulverized coal plant for P6
unteer Taylor plant. uses millions of gallons of will be prol
it Authority water every day to cool down the was: sure
t the world's combustion process and then pours soon devel(
y to locate in out the hot water, scalding that would
ignoring a. whatever it touches. A new plant' Pit
scientific had better emit less than an old

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Dear Editor:
I .have listened ahd read
objectively to pro and con issues
Related to ,a potential coal-fired
power plant being located in Taylor
County. I have many friends and

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n't a "little sin" still sin?
k I heard Howard Leach
Foley Timber) on WFSU
e said that he did not
EA to.sell them land.
lor County government
him and urged him to
a coal plant. He said he
approve the coal plait's
S'of land as it was too
Coast. (I am very glad
iat land bordered my
.) When the reporter
Sa. coal plant, would'
and development plans
r County, Mr. Leach
at he did not seek a coal
jerry. (His grandchildren
ud of him.) He said he
Taylor County would
op a vision for its future
guide growth and land
ease see page 4

acquaintances with differing
opinions, some with great passion
for or against the cause,
I am a daily Internet user. My
experience and research has'
brought me to the belief, you can
find a negative or positive article
or posting on the Internet for
almost any subject. That doesn't
always mean it is a fact. Some
things are, but there is also a,
tremendous amount of opinions or
experiences. You can find doctors
who have differing opinions on
what is good for us, bad for us, and
indifference. You can find
negative health issues on almost
anything. .
After my own research, I am in
support of the power plant being ,
located in Taylor County. I truly
believe the negatives will be-
outweighed by the positive and the
economic benefits are important.
Not just the plant, but also the by-
product manufacturing potential,
which could provide additional
economic gain for our community.
But, above and beyond all that, I
believe .in our government. I
believe in our state and federal
regulators. I believe they will
enforce every regulation and
emission standard to protect me. I
will continue to live here, breathe
the air, drink the water and enjoy
the remainder of my life. I will not
be mad at someone who has a
different opinion than mine. I have
complete trust in our system to
protect me. If not, I shouldn't live
here. God bless America.

Midweek Muddle

SA Colony of Aunts


I love my aunts. My two favorite: celebrations.
aunts, along with my mother, comprise And there is little distinction between
the trio which my brother-in-law the tables--one is almost as much like
affectionately calls, "The Little Women."' home, as the other.
When he refers to this trio, he uses a Recently, for.; my mother's 84th
hand motion that is nothing but a birthday, her friends made grand plans
sweeping flat line extending from one while she looked at me dead-in-the-eye
arm to the other. and said, "I can't believe I'm this old."
That's his way of explaining that the Her friends include, of course, the two
aunts, and the mother, are virtually the aunts and,: on this occasion, three
same height; they could be triplets but school buddies. They went through 12
the youngest would surely protest years of school together and still hang
about being called the same age as the out, at 84.
older, and the middle wouldn't enjoy These friends determined that they
being assumed, the oldest. They are would.visit the new art museum
"doorsteps," they will tell you, with two affiliated with Auburn University, and
years separating each. The baby will be then enjoy lunch together before
80 in a few weeks. You do the math. returning home by way of the mall to
They have gray hair and a spry gait. see if there was a good sale.
They carry pocketbooks and have cute Because of the goodness of Divine
shoes (one wears a size 4). They laugh Providence, the daughter's class
a lot, fight a little, and maintain that schedule at Auburn University changed
both are okay.i Nobody in my family at the last minute and she was able to
challenges them. Nobody in their right, join them for this event. She called the
mind challenges them. night before to alert the grandmother
I don't want to rush old, age, but I and what a gift it was. "Hazel has a cell
don't fear it either, and I have my phone," my mother noted, telling the
mother and my aunts to thank for that. granddaughter they would call her
They make 80 look like 40 with, an when they; departed the museum
attitude. Oh sure, health issues have' heading to lunch.
arisen in the last 20 years that nobody "Take your cell phone," mother said to
welcomed: a couple of heart bypasses, her middle sister, who was eager to
breast cancer, arthritis. But they take comply.
two aspirin, fuss with their doctors, get I didn't ask, but they probably left
out and walk. home at the crack of dawn, only to-be
They haye buried their husbands and disappointed that the museum didn't
learned to carve new lives out.of what open at 7:30 a.m. Nonetheless, their
was left. They have thrown new paint lives were culturally enhanced by this
on the walls and on their fingernails, visit and they worked up a good
They have coffee on Monday appetite, too.
afternoons, rotating hostess duties with The rest of the story unfolded as the
8-10 close friends. They have circle daughter shared lunch with them.
meetings throughout. the week, and The grandmother took the floor, at the
gather on Sue's deck in' the afternoons table. "Well, when we got ready to call
to watch the golfers on the local course. you,' I told Hazel to get out her phone
On Friday, they may go out for lunch, and dial your number. And guess what
or drive to Alabama's capital city where she pulled from her purse?"
there are countless opportunities for "What?" the granddaughter said,
eating ard shopping. almost afraid to ask.
They don't miss a wedding, a birthday "The television remote. She brought
party, a town meeting or a good sale. the television remote instead of her cell
They visit the Golden Isles of Georgia, phone." As exhibit A, the middle sister
travel by bus to Branson, Mo., and go to produced the television remote from
the beach (if but only to look at it). They her purse, with a sheepish look on her
recently drove to Dallas, Texas, but face.,
that's when they were only 78, 76 and The Little Women laughed. The
74. granddaughter laughed. They laughed
Although we don't speak of their arid laughed. If you laugh, your arthritis.
demise, when they do, it's in practical doesn't hurt so much.
terms: "We just hope one of 'us can When the aunt's birthday lands, I hope
speak, one of us'can hear, and one of us I have the opportunity to tell her and
can see. We want you to put us in the, the other Little Worrien how
same room in the nursing home and wonderfully they have ,influenced my
come to see us when you can." That's past and how confidently they pave the"
the message to the four children and way to the future.
eight grandchildren who gather around I plan to call and convey -those
their. tables, in a rotation which sentiments.'
acknowledges holidays and If, that is, I can find my remote.

terstothe Editor

Utters to the Editor */

'Positives outweigh negatives'

B-3 The Taco Times September 14, 2005




Whereas Taylor County has a growing population which is expected to increase significantly in
the next decade, and

Whereas Taylor County needs a strong, diverse economic base to create jobs that pay livable
wages to residents, and

Whereas a modern economy needs access to uninterrupted supplies of electrical power, and

Whereas, electrical power is more than a convenience--electrical power is essential to operate
factories and farms, purify and pump water, operate hospitals and other health care facilities,
light the darkness, energize refrigeration, communication, and other life sustaining devices,
and make homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and

Whereas North Florida, including Taylor County, currently receives electrical power from
generating facilities powered by fossil fuels, including coal, and by nuclear fuels, and by renewable
fuels such as wood and wood by-products, and

Whereas, in the foreseeable future North Florida, includingTaylor Countywill depend on existing
fuel sources, including coal, to produce essential electrical power, and

Whereas, a consortium of electrical power producers have announced they are looking for a
North Florida site to build a new electrical generating facili O, and

Whereas Taylor County residents have a storied history of building and operating successful,
complex manufacturing operations, and ,

Whereas many Taylor County residents now have the skills and knowledge necessary to help
build ard operate an electrical generatingfacility and others are able and willing to obtain the
knowledge and skills, therefore

SBE IT RESOLVED by the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors that
the organization encourages the electrical power consortium to consider Taylor County as a
potential host community for a new electrical generating facility and to enter into conscientious
discussions with the community about the advantages and disadvantages of locating the facility
within Taylor County..

Further, the Chamber Board directs the Chairman of the Chamber to notify the consortium and
the public of this resolution and to appoint staff and committees to assist the consortium in
establishing two-way communications with private and public community stakeholders.

Adopted this 14th day of July 2005 in Perry, Florida.

Perry-Taylor County
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Letters to the Editor "

Plant is 'I
Dear Editor: A
It seems the newspaper has
given plenty of voice to those
opposing the power plant here.
Not a week goes by that
someone in opposition isn't
crying about how we are all going
to get sick and die if the plant is
built here.

Air, wate

Continued from page 2

two 900 megawatt coal-fired
plants, each about 15 miles away.
We have a lot of problems with
breathing and eye problems around
this area. A large part of this
pollution is from the emissions
from the two coal 'plants with
their 800-foot smoke stacks.
Why build a power plant so far
away from where the end product
is going to be used, especially
Swhy build it in a place that would
not benefit from the electricity the
plant would produce? This sounds
as fishy as some of Enron's
accounting. Remember them?
There are small plants called
combustion turbines that cities
Needing a small amount of extra
Electricity could consider. These
can be added cheaply and cut off
Line easily. They could be added
to existing new coal-fired plants to
carry the peak loads.
In my area, T.V.A. also uses
solar energy in certain areas where
they don't have main power lines;
it's cheaper to just use the solar.
And just recently, they put in
18 windmills which have the
capacity to furnish power. for
3,600 homes. Some said this was
visual pollution, but now they are
organizing bus tours up to the
windmills as a tourist attraction!
ST.V.A...also has three nuclear
plants that are non-polluting,
although some folks are scared
about radioactivity.
Some coal is high sulfur and
.can't be used in coal-fired steam
plants. Most of the coal T.V.A.
uses comes from Western sources
and the transportation' cost is
Just think of all the diesel fuel
that's burned up just to get the
coal here to generate ,the
electricity. That diesel fuel could
be used to generate the electricity
instead of hauling the coal around.
I read one article in the Taylor.
County paper that the proposed
plant would be 800 megawatts and
would use about 100 rail cars of

best prescription'
It's strange to me that we never times cleaner than those.
hear of people in Gainesville, Our biggest health problem in
Crystal River, Jacksonville or Taylor County is poverty, lack of
Palatka complaining about the jobs and poor education.
coal-fired plants in their towns. It seems to me the good-paying
I've been to those towns and they jobs (complete with health
all seem healthy and vibrant to benefits) a power plant will bring
me. And the plant proposed for is the best prescription for Taylor
Taylor County will be many County. :Bud:Helm Jr.

r pollution feared

coal a day. That doesn't seem very the water was., We were able to
efficient to me since the nearby stop the flow with just our hands.
plant here uses only 63 rail cars of That's pretty low water.
coal per day and generates 885 Small streams like the Aucilla,
megawatts. It sounds to me the Econfina,' Fenholloway and the
plant proposed in Taylor County Steinhatchee probably don't have
is not as modern as it could be! enough flow in them to dilute too
The cost of transmission of hot water from condensers. Coal
electricity is not cheap. There's plants having cooling towers and
going to be hundreds of miles of it's important that the water being
transmission lines. A lot of the discharged is not too hot. If it is,
best land will be taken off the tax it will really play havoc with the
rolls which will be another drain ecology of those streams.
on the counties involved. As to coal being a cheap fuel, I
Long transmission lines can be, don't think so. T.VA., just
rather inefficient, especially in announced a seven 4and one-half
times of high power usage or percent increase in electric rates
overloading. In storms or because the cost of coal has gone

tornadoes, all power can be lost.
If this plant is going to be
transmitting power clear across the
state, how will they maintain
those power lines? Will it be
mechanical or will they use
powerful herbicides which-will
further pollute your environment?
That's why T.V.A. has built most
of their plants close to where the
electricity is going to be used.
Where the transmission lines are
placed, the forest or anything else
in its wake will be destroyed.
When the forest goes, so will the
forest-related jobs. Keep that in
In my area, a couple of local
saw mills have had to cut back
from two shifts to one because of'
the availability of timber being
lessened due to timber being taken
out of production. Of course, that
has cost quite a few jobs.

In addition to air production is
.water pollution from .the coal
yards where the coal is stored. The,
runoff can' wreck all of the
surrounding streams, even the,
ground water. Taylor County's
ground water is very shallow and
can be polluted quickly.

I can remember when San Pedro
Bay went dry and some of us kids'
built a dam on the Fenholloway
River. It didn't last long, it soon
gave out, but that's just how low

I remember when a power plant
was built in Foley in 1929 which
utilized the water from the saw
mill to generate steam which, in
turn, ran a 600 horsepower steam
engine that ran the entire 'mill.
The exhaust steam from the steam
engine was used to turn an electric
turbine '-whioh, generated
considerable electricity.
The exhaust from the turbine
was condensed and sent back to the
boilers to be reheated for steam.
The surplus electricity from the
turbine was utilized in parts of
three counties.
Of course, this was a time of
great shortages and everyone saved
or utilized all they could, nothing
Swas wasted, unlike this wasteful
era we are in now.
It looks to me like we're in a
situation where we're going to
have. to go back to those days
where conservation was important
Sand when people cared about their
Don't misunderstand me, I'm all
for power plants, but they should
be highly-efficient ones built near
where the power is going to be
used. The plants should use the'
latest technology and not the older
technology like the one being
proposed for Taylor County which
would only add more pollution to
the area and little else.
SWilbur J. Hitchcock
Oak Ridge, Tenn.



The 65th Annual Meeting ofthe Tri-County Electric Cooperative,
Inc. will:be held Saturday, September 17, 2005, at the Van H.

Priest Auditorium located on the campus of the North Florida

Community College, in the City of Madison, Florida. Registration

begins at 9:0~ a.m. and the business meetingwill convene at
10:00 a.m. .

The board of trustees, management and the staff of your
cooperative look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Annual

Meeting. A number of valuable prizes will be given away.

Serving Madison, Jefferson, Taylor qnd Dixie Counties

Al h r nucesuulckdsaifed e h oanwokoshl

Dear Editor:
The annual meeting of the
members of Tri-County Electric
Cooperative, Inc., is set for Sept.
17 in Madison.,
It is very important that every
member of this cooperative attend
this meeting. There are some new
measures that need to be taken for
the good of the cooperative.
We need some new blood on the
board of trustees. We are
suggesting that term limits be set
for each trustee. There are people
out there that will fill these seats,
if the reigning trustee had to sit
We also need to institute
absentee balloting. We have a
collection site in each county;
these could be used for absentee
balloting, This process works for
our government and it can work
for us. It will enable the members
who cannot attend the annual
meeting to have a say in
cooperative changes.
We would also like to have the
meeting moved to Taylor County.
This 'would not need a by-law
change. The by-laws already state
that the annual meeting is to be
held in Madison, Jefferson or
Taylor counties. Taylor or Perry
is more centrally located in the
cooperative territory. We would
have more restaurants and after
meeting shopping spaces than
Madison or any other place in our
We also need some hew faces at
.the meeting to ask why we are
paying the highest electrical rate
in the state, and on that is added a
15.6 percent power cost
We need enough members there
to keep the business meeting from

ity meets
Being closed until the question is
asked, "Is there any further
business to be attended to?" They_
dild tis at the last meeting; the
question was never asked.
There is a lawsuit in process to
make the trustees repay the money
they took from us for health
insurance. Which if the members'
representativeswin wil bferiefit
every member of the member's
representatives win will benefit

Sept. 17
every member of this cooperative
in the form of credits applied to
their electrical bill. We
desperately need the support of all
the members at this annual
meeting. Please mark your
calendar and attend this meeting on
Sept. 17. Registration is from 9
until 10 a.m. at the Van H. Priest
Martha C. Lloyd

What's TCDA's vision?

Continued from page 2
That comment made me wonder
what vision TCDA has for our
Democracy is painful and time
consuming. It requires all citizens
to be knowledgeable, not just
those whose businesses will
profit. Educate yourself by
reading area newspapers that print
environmental information; on a
computer, search Google for coal
burning power plants; look up
www.cleartheair.org. All citizens
are entitled to information and
input when decisions made by

government affect quality of life in
a major way.
Democracy also requires us to
suspend briefly our friendship for
the person and challenge the
elected official when hasty
decisions and poor judgment are
exercised. When elections are at
hand, we must remember their
response to us. Power is a strong,
addictive drug and when held in
hands of a few it resembles
dictatorship. Americans do not
like dictators.
Diane V. Whitfield
TRUE: Taylor Residents United
for the Environment

Writer supports plant

Dear Editor:
I want to support the coal power
plant that will possibly come to
Taylor County because our county
needs more jobs. I live in Perry
although I wqrk overseas because
of the limited'opportunities in our
county. Our community needs the

positive economic impact this
facility will provide. During the
construction phase it will
stimulate our economy and when
it's complete it will offer 150
permanent jobs. This is a great
opportunity for Taylor County.
Mike Skelton

Recall all commissioners?

Dear Editor:
SThe commissioners of Taylor
County seem to be more interested
in the health and welfare of the
special interest groups than for the
people of Taylor County. First
there' was the deadly bombing
range by'Steve Alford; now there
is the deadly coal-fired electric
plant by Mike: Lawson. Our.

county commissioners went
"whole hog" for both projects
without any input from the
citizens of Taylor County.
I think that it is high time for
the people of Taylor County to
recall all five commissioners, who
seem to have more compassion for
the special interest groups than
they do for the people of Taylor

County that elected them. None of
the special interest groups reside
in Taylor County, they pay no
taxes in Taylor County and are not
qualified to vote in Taylor

Leo Eaton

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Estate Sale, Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., includes all
household goods, garage tools and
equipment, 210 West Wilcox Street.
Avon Sale, Wed., Thurs. & Fri., 9 a.m.-3
p.m., 140 Regina Road at end of Pinetree,
liners, deodorants, perfumes, body sprays,
Anew products, jewelry and more.

Auction every Friday, 6:30 p.m. Three
miles South of Perry on Highway .19.
Auction every Saturday, 6 p.m., 3 miles of
Cross City on Hwy 19 at Old Drive In, Now
taking consignments for future'auctions.
We do estate sales, liquidation and
bankruptcies. AB#2424, AU#2548. Third
Generation Auction Service, 850-584-

High performance, tires and rims,
205/40/ZR17, $300 o.b.o., call 223-2768,
ask for Jamie,
10 gallon aquarium, ready to go, 3, plants,
gravel, 1 large, hollow rock, 2 new filters,.
heater and thermometer, $30, call 584-
6002, ask for Michelle.
Cd player/TV 'Stand, has open space to
hold stereo with speaker space, television
sits on top, has slots for cd's down bottom
front portion and .cubby holes on either
side to hold movies or pooks, $15, call
MiChelle at 584-6002.
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For Sale 2003 Homes of Merit, pay off &
more, 584-3450, leave message.

Office space for rent, Hwy 27, beside
Cashway. Contact: Shane Knowles, 584-
2260 or 672-0547 (cell).
Woodridoe Apartments!!
Looking for applicants! Apply now for 1, 2
and 3 bedroom apartments, Equal Housing
Opportunity. Call 850-584-5668. 709 W.
SChurch St., Perry, FL 32347. TDD/TTY -

Southern Villas of Perry!!
New Managementll
* HUD Vouchers accepted.. 10 and' 2
bedroom HC 'and norn-HC accessible
apartments. Call 850-584-8111. TDD/TTY
711. 315 Puckett Rd. Perry, FL 32347.
Equal Housing Opportunity.

Boat for sale: 20 ft. nitro, 200 Yamaha,
loaded, asking $15,000, or trade for equal
vaiue, tractor w/bush hog & bucket, 584-
2 new trailers for sale, 15" tires, 2x8 wood
floor, 5x10, $750, also, 6'4"x12, $800, call
584-6717, leave message.
Pontoon Deck boat, 24 ft.,.65 hp, Evinrude
and Trailer, call 850-584-6477, leave
Motor home, $20,000, 1992 Flair, 36K
miles, 454 chev., jacks, dual a/c, onan
gen., also, '93 Jeep Cherokee, tow car,
new motor, tow bar, $4000, call 584-2244.
2003 17' DLX Carolina Skiff, '03 50HP
Yamaha, w/trailer, front deck, center.
console & cooler seat,like new,-$7900
call 838-1186.
1981 Sporiscraf Fisherman 21 foot, new
motor (350 I/O), new rebuilt foot by Shield
Marina, %new .electronics, Great condition,
too many things to list, best offer, call Jim
or Valerie at 850-584-7928.

SIn Clark Subdivision, small white and tan,
'female dog, no collar, but tag, 10-12 Ibs.
somebody's baby 584-6613.

Chocolate Labs, AKC w/papers, 3 1/2
weeks, deposits are o.k., 6 males, 2
females, vet. shots & wormed, trades
considered, can be seen, call 850-584-
3178 (home) or 727-215-1355 (cell).



94 Ford Escort, Station Wagon, great gas
mileage, $1000, please leave message,
1995 Ford, Espire, cold air, 5 spd,, good
gas mileage, needs some body work,
$550 838-2863. -

2001, King Cab, Toyota Tundra Truck,
TRD off road package, very .clean, 54K
miles, lots of extras, $15,000, call 584-

2000 Ford F250, black, ,at., a.c., power
windows, locks, 4x4, 73K miles, (850)584-
1994 Capri Classic, excellent condition,
asking $5000, call 584-4974.

Florida Department of Transportation has a
vacancy in. Madison County forthe
following position:
Position Number: 55004540
Broad Band Title: Highway Maintenance
Workers-Level 1
Working Title: Highway Maintenance
Last date to apply: September 16, 2005
For more job information call 850/838-
To apply online go to:
or call People First at 1-877-562-7287.
The Department of Transportation is an
'Equal Employment Opportunity,
Affirmative Action and Drug Free
Workplace employer.
9/7-9/16 .
Needed at once, an individual that has had
experience in working'in a plumbing
*?:.mpany [hat unldrsir3nds Ihe needs of its
customers and respect for office
personnel. Call 850-584-8603 for ani
Interview. ;


Pie Safes
Hoosier Cabinet
Antique Dining Tables & Chairs
Drop-leaf Tables
Fireplace Mantels-
Iron Beds
Plows, Planters, Thrashers, Corn Grinders
-100's Rrimitive Hand Tools
Numerous Cross Cut Saws-
Grinding Wheels.
Syrup Kettles & Cane Mills
Wash Pots
LHorse Drawn Wagons
Wagon Wheels
Sausage & Cotfee Grin drs
Antique Wood Stove

Auction this Friday. We have estate items,
household items. ad meat and groceries
Saturday estate sale with car, household
items glassware depression and etc.,
furniture, tools and much more AB#2424,
AU#2548 TGAS.

Diniri Room set, vintage 1945. Blonde
mahogany table. 3 leaves. 6 chairs, china
cabinet, $650, 584-9659

Dell Computer, 2 yrs. old, 17" fiat panel,
pentium 4.2.2 GHZ, 512 memory 80 GIG
hard r.ve w/ dell all in one printer and L
Shape desk. asking $850 call 838-1186
9/2-9/16 ,

Hand Crock Churn
Griswold Ironware,
Daisy Butter Churns
Rocking Horse,
Western Flyer Wagon & Tractor
Coca Cola Ice Chests & Signs
'Railroad Jack & Lanterns
Buggy Light
Arrowhead Collection
Singer Foot Pedal Sewing Machines
Clocks &- Violin
801 Ford
SJohn Deere 40
Farmall F-20
Comic Books, Albums, Baseball Cards

One acre lot in prestigious Clark
subdivision Cleared and ready to build
your dream home $40,000, will go fast.
Call 584-2000.
8/24-9/16 ,

Built in 1950s,
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
All Pine Wood Floors
SNew Central H/A ::
Some Appliances
House moved at buyer's expense.,
Call for appt. 584-5454

Fresh-Picked, blanched, flash frozen, shelled zippers,
butter beans, black eyes, white acres, ford hooks, cream
corn, okra, green beans, broccoli, mustards & collards ,4
Free delivery every Saturday with 3 or more bushels

For Sale- Sofa bed-$150, dryer-$75, dinette Land for sale, located on Hwy 221 between
set w/4 chairs-$75. microwave w/browner- Shiloh Church Rd and Cairo Parker Rd 1
$75. 1 king size mattress-$25. 1 lull size acre lois with paved roads Owner
matress set w/rails-$25. 1 full size financing available Please call (3861 658-.,.
mattress-$15 call 584-5081 aher 9-00 a m. 1346 or 18501 584.7466 Badcock's
9/9-9/16 dEF
Mayiag washer & dryer set (whitel. $375 2.4 acres with seplic power pole and city
set, kitchen aid (white), dishwasher, $150. water Mobile homes permitted. $19.500,
call 584-3600 call 838-2755.
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3' Wide
Full line of 3'Wide
accessories in stock Painted

Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cut to your desired lengrhs Deliver.' Serinre .A ailable
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.

Fellow Appliance Sales and Service. We
nave over 50 refurbished appliances in
stock now. Washers, dryers, refrigerators,
electric stoves, window alc units, stack,
unit w/d, RV w/d, winger washer and disn
washer, $100 and up, with warranty. We do
in-home service and in-stop repair, 1302 N.
SJefferson Street. Perry. (850) 584-7773.
For Sale: Oueen sized bedroom outfit,
bed dresser night stand, armoire, $250,

Large 2 bedroom mobile home, just
outside the city limits, no pets, $350 a
month. $200 deposit, please leave a
message, 223-1087.

Large family home on private lot,$750
.mo;, first,.last & security deposit, 584-8275
or 838-9208.
. 9/9-9/30

The City of Perry is accepting
applications for the following
: '" .. position.

(Administrative Office)
Req. High School Diploma or
equivalency. Must have a valid
Driver's License
Knowledge of computer basics and
:clerical experience preferred.
Salary Range:
S$7.36,- $10.40
Applications are available at the
City of Perry Personnel Office
. and will be accepted until the
position is filled.

Personnel Office
224 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32347
(850) 584-7161

The City of Perry is taking
applications for the
following position:

Req: Must have valid
Florida Drivers License
and be able to obtain a
CDL within 6 months after
Salary: $8.12- $11.47

Applications ace available
at the City of Perry Personnel
Office and will be accepted until
the position is filled.

Personnel Office
224 S.Jefferson Street
Perry, fL 32347
(850) '684-7161

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3ntly recruiting for an The District School Board of Taylor
alist I.' Position no. County Head Start Program is accepting
y Range: $25,000 to applications for the following vacant
applicant will be positions:.
orida environmental Teacher Aides (2 positions)-10 mos. 8 hrs.
imum qualifications: Minimum qualifications are A.S. Degree in
with 30 hours of Early Childhood Education or related field
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required to perform equivalency and passing score on Parapro.
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d. Please apply on- Taylor One Stop Career Center, 584-7604.
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with a negative result is required.. Head
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rveying Party Chief, daycare workers. Closing date for these
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S.V. of Perry Apartments Manager position
open. 32 hours per.week with benefits.
8:00-5:00 Monday-Thursday. Need office,
computer and people skills. Some travel
required. Drug-free workplace. Must have
valid dr. license & transportation. Send
resume to Karen McMillen c/o.Sutton
Creek Apartments, 16978 N.W. Mayo
Street, Blountstown, FL 32424. Equal
Opportunity Employer.

TAYLOR CHD is curre
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Planning is a "must!
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Staff. 6all 850-973-4
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The City of Perry is accepting
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This is a responsible
administrative, technical, and
supervisory positionI involving the
operation and maintenance of the
municipal wastewater treatment
plant and facilities. .
Complete job description
available upon request.
Req: Must have a standard high
school diploma or equivalency.
Must.have a minimum of a Class
"B" Wastewater Treatment Plant
Operator's License as issued by
the State of Florida
Annual Salary Range:
$33,696.00- $45,317.37.

Applications are available at
City of Perry Personnel Office
and will be accepted until the
position is filled.

Personnel Office
224 S. Jefferson Street -
Perry, FL 32347
Phone: (850) 584-7161

The City of Perry is accepting
applications for the following
S (Water Department)
Req: High School Diploma or
equivalency, Valid Driver's License
Salary: $9.88 $13.29 hrly,

Applications are available at the
City of, Perry Personnel Office
and will be accepted until the
position is filled.

Personnel Office
224 S. Jefferson Street.
Perry, FL 32347
(850) 584-7161

The City of Perry is taking
applications for the
following position:

Community Development
Must possess working
knowledge of all phases of
building construction, experience
in enforcement of building codes,
supplemented with responsible
administrative experience and
training. State certification as
general building contractor may
be substituted for field
construction experience.
Req: Must have high school
diploma or equivalency. Meet
the certification requirements for
building inspector as established
by the state of Florida.
Completion of two or more years
of college coursework,-or any
equivalent combination of
Straining or experience which
provides the required knowledge,
skills and abilities. Must have a
valid Florida drivers license. A
complete job description is
available upon request.
Salary Range:
$37,190.40- $50,016.95

Applications are available
at the City of Perry Personnel
Office and will be accepted until
the position is filled.

Personnel Office
224 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32347
(850) 584-7161


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For more information and a complete
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Pre-Hire Drug Screen &.FDLE background
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
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9/14, 9/16AC
Check Station Positions Available
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission is hiring
personnel for seasonal work at check
stations during the upcoming archery and
general gun hunting seasons. Positions
available in Taylor County. Pays $6.15.
per hour. Positions begin September 24,
2005. For details call (850) 838-9016, or
stop by the Big Bend Field Office at 663
Plantation Rd. in'Perry. EO/AA
Position under Taylor County Board of
County Commissioners:
Submit applications to Taylor Employment
Connections. Positions open until filled.
Taylor County BCC is an EEO/ADA/drug
testing employer.
7/20tf BCC

Taylor Co. Bd. of Co. Comm. is
accepting applications for Veterans
Service Officer and Airport Manager. This
may be 2 part time positions with minimum
of 16 hours per week or if applicant has
qualifications for both positions, the two
positions might be combined into a full
time position. Veterans Service Officer
must meet veteran requirements asset
forth in F.S: 292.11; 2 year degree from
accredited university / college, or high
school or equivalent diploma and 4 yrs. of
administrative experience. Airport
manager preference is for someone with
bacheloris degree in an aviation related
field or minimum of 3 years aviation
experience and 2 or more years of
administrative/ managerial experience.
Interested individuals should contact'
Taylor Employment Connections, 224 N.
Jefferson for full job description /
requirements and application. Taylor
County is an Equal
Opportunity/Aflirmative Action Employer.
'Pre-Hire drug screen & FDLE background
check Any questions concerning the
positions should,be directed to Melody
Cox 838-3500x9. Position is open until

B-7 The TaCOTimes September 14, 2005

| Letters to the Editor

B? I

Badcock & More
Set up & Delivery
Must be 18 yrs, old, license required, good
driving record, no.phone calls, apply in
person at 1003 S. Jefferson St.
Woodridge Apartments
Immediate opening for maintenance /
grounds person. 40 hours per week
w/benefits; basic plumbing, electrical, SR,
carpentry, & grounds equipment
maintenance necessary. Drug-free
workplace. Must have valid dr. license &
free workplace. Must have valid dr. license
& transportation. Some travel required.
Apply at rental office, 709 West Church
St., Perry, FL. Equal Opportunity
9/9tfWA :

Wanted dead or alive; Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc. Will buy, sell &' trade 4x4 &
truck parts. S*M*A*S*H Towing, 386-688-
3999 or 850-843-4227.

Own your own business, ground floor
opportunity merchandising marketplace
Opening soon Seeking vendors to fill
Call Ms. Jones at (850) 223-3976, low

Lindsey Tractor Service
Lawn Service, bush hogging, land
clearing, drive ways, tree trimming,
hauling, food plots, debree removal, etc...
Call 850-584-5193 or 850-838-4818


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Case #: 04-904-CA
Division #:
1-. 1E ; r i-,L. ,-F'ir- L CITY BANK;
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated August 23, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 04-904-CA of the Circuit Court
'of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Taylor
County,' Florida, wherein FEDERAL
Plaintiff arid JAMES G. TAYLOR are.
dierdon.ir, .:',. I will sell to the highest and
C..: c.iaei lor cash, AT THE WEST DOOR

BETWEEN 11:00 A.M. AND 2:00 P.M. on
September 29, 2005, the following
described property as set forth In said
Final Judgment, to-wit:
YEAR: 1994 MAKE: OMNI, VIN #: 036388A
AND 03688B, TITLE # 65232020 AND
DATED at PERRY, Florida, this 24 day of
August, 2005.
Taylor County, Florida
BY: Mart Lavall
Deputy Clerk
9/14, 9/21

There will be a contractors meeting held
on Wednesday, September 21, 2005
beginning at 9:00 a.m. In the
conference room at Suwannee River
Economic Council, Inc. Administration
Building, 1171 Nobles Ferry Road, Building
#2, Live Oak. This meeting Is mandatory
for all contractors Interested In doing
contract work with the Home Repair
Programs for SREC, Inc, There will be no
All contractors should bring proof of
Insurances (liability dnd workman's$
comp), current state/county license,
and proof of Incorporation in
applicable. .

Notice Is hereby given to Danny Joe
Corbin, Holly'Denise Corbitt or Double D
Auto. Unless payment Is made on 1997
Kla Sephia, VIN: KNAFA1255V5306270, for
towing service on 8/19/2005. Vehicle will
be auctioned on the 30th day of
September, 2005 @ 10 a.m. at Thomas,
Chevrolet, 2128 Hwy 19 S, Perry, FL.

L.:.ui;e T Loque. Cose Io' 05 294CP filed
in rne CIrcui Coun or mre Ihid Judicial
Circuit. In ana For laylor County. Florida.
laylor County Courthouse, P O. Box 620.
Per./, Floriaa 32348. Personal
Represeniallve Carol -lenadry, P.O. Box
636; Perry, Florida 32348; Attorney for the
Personal Representative Is William W.
Blue, Cooper, Byrrie & Blue, 115 W. Bay
Street, Perry, Forida 32347. All creditors
must file clialris against the estate with
the above court'on or before the date
that is three (3) months after the date of
the first publication of this notice or the
claims will be forever barred. The first,
:date of publication of this, notice is
September 14, 2005.
9/.14, 9/21.

Notice is hereby given to Yvette
Marshall, 1301 W. Ash St, Perry, Florida
32347, unless payment is made on Unit
B-22 (Contents: household goods),
contents will be sold on or after the 30th
day of September, 2005, at Handy
Rentals Self Storage; 900 Industrial Park
Dr., Perry, FL 32348.

The Suwonnee River Economic Council,
eInc. Board of Directors will hold a
meeting of the Board of Directors on
Monday, September 26, 2005, 7:00 P.M.
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Coal-fired plant 'not

good for community'

Dear Editor: asked the people before you
I have had second thoughts invited the JEA to come. -
about the coal-fired power plant; Let's face it, Taylor County will
let's hope our county get no benefit from the electricity
commissioners will, too. Twenty produced by JEA. The Seminole
years ago, I was on the Taylor Plant would have powered the TrI
County Development Authority County Electric Cooperative.
(TCDA), when the Seminole Seminole would have paid
Electric Company was looking for property taxes assessed on the'
another site for a power plant, plant. JEA is not obligated to pay:
similar to the one they had just property taxes.
builtin Palatka. Let me say now, The worst hazard is the ill effect
-. the company was looking for a on people's health. Many doctors
site; we did not search them out. and medical societies are speaking:
With citizen support shown by a up against the use of coal. If it:
petition drive of more than 5,000 were a good idea to expose the.:
.signatures, the TCDA supported population to coal pollution, why
the power plant, and the city and doesn't the JEA build the plant in.
county did, too. At the time, we their own county? JEA knows the-
were disappointed when the plant hazard; that is why they chose-
-was not built. Taylor County. For us in Taylor
Today, 20 years later, with JEA County, the location of the plant
-wanting to build a coal-fired power right next to Buckeye would be a
plant here, things have changed. double whammy on our health.
There are volumes of documented: It has taken me years to realize-
information available about the that a coal-fired power plant is not:
unhealthy aspects of burning coal. good for our county.
People are smarter about their Commisioners, think about the'
health. Commissioners, since health burden you and the TCDA
you passed a resolution before are placing on our community,
advising the. people about the and act now before it is too late.
power plant, you must have Respectfully,
doubted that you would have the John Dickert
support of the citizens. No one Former Chairman, TCDA

Writer questions

conflicts of interest

Dear Editor:
There are two very disturbing
aspects of the county
commissioners' adamant insistence
on allowing the deadly coal-fired
electric plant to be built in Taylor
County without a vote.
First, is the appearance of a
possible conflict of interest on the
part of two commissioners. One is
Mr. Malcolm Page who most
everyone knows is the president of
Tri-County Electric. The other
commissioner is Clay Bethea who
very few people know is the
manager of Buckeye's privately
owned electric plant. Both
companies could possibly benefit
by having this plant built in
Taylor County. The
commissioners in Madison -
County, the home of Tri-County
Electric, voted (last) Wednesday to
disallow the plant being in their
The other disturbing aspect is
the county commissioners'
adamant and almost arrogant
refusal to allow a vote by the

people. It is obvious that they-
know that it would be defeated by
a bigger margin that the deadly:
bombing range. Even though all:
five commissioners will be
soundly defeated before the plant is
built they will still be responsible
for the erection of this deadly plant
in Taylor County.
Coal-fired plants always have,
do now and always, will emit
deadly particles that will raise the
rate of disease and death in the
people who live in vicinity of this
The only way to dispel the
appearance of a possible conflict
of interest and for the
commissioners to be able to deny
the personal responsibility for the
erection of this deadly plant (that
will raise the average rate of
diseases and death in the vicinity
of the plant) is to allow all the
people in Taylor County to vote
"yes" or "no" on the erection of
this plant.
H. T. Baxter

Writer warns against

use of tazer weapon

Dear Editor:
I read the recent article about the
man being tazered in the
newspaper. It struck my interest.
You published an article in the
newspaper about me
approximately one year ago. In
comparing the two articles, I
realized there could be a reason
whiy the number of times I was
tazered was not-published.
I have been accused of
speculating before, so here I go
once more. If you had been given
an actual report it. would appear
embarrassing. Arresting a man
over a trespasser that was told to
stay away from him by the people
arresting him. The report had the
actual number o officers involved,.
which was 15 in all. If the
report read the man was told to
turn around and did so. Then two
officers shot him in the back with
two tazers. Which was followed
by a groups of officers dry tazering'
to the back, arms and head while
-on the floor. (There appears to be
a pattern when the person is on
the ground.)
I am only speculating, but if a
report was printed that reflected the
number of times I was tazered by
the T.C.S.O. and P.P.D., to
include the trespasser had been
told to stay away by the T.C.S.O.
it would appear different.
It appears the news media was
used to create the illusion the
T.C.S.O. and P.P.D. did not use,
tazers. I enjoy reading the Perry
newspapers and will continue to

read them. Altogether, I hav-e
learned to read them with
discretion. Because I don't know if
you are given all the facts of.the
I only hope the school board
will not allow tazers to be
employed in the schools. Reason
being, the voltage is great enough
to conduct through the person:to
someone else. The tazer leaves
scars which is done by burning the
skin during dry tazerings. That is a
concern everyone should have,
because a tazer does not do what it
is supposed to do.
Andrew Glen Sheffield

Mayor should be

proud of Perry

SDear Editor:
This is a letter of gratitude to
the people of Perry: the Days Inn,
Crosspoint Baptist Fellowship
Church, the pharmacist at Winn-
Dixie, the doctor who was
working' ER, the lady- at
Pepperlead's store and to anyone
else whose names we have
forgotten. You will never know
how much we appreciate you. -
Everyone in this town has been
awesome. The mayor should be
very proud of his (her) town. May
God bless each and every one. ';
Victims of.Hurricane Katrina
from Mississippi Gulf Coast

The Taco Times September 14,_2005



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