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    Section B: Community
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    Section B: Editorial
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welcomee to Taylor County's

Florida Forest Festival!


Taylor County
Since 1961 i Edition

ctober 19, 2005. :. -'' ,' .- Tree Capital of the South 3 Sections Our 44th Year, No.42



Brown. Singer

2 locals on list

for city manager

Six candidates for city manager.
are scheduled to be interviewed
Saturday, Nov. 5, by the Perry City
The six were chosen from a field
of more than 70 applicants for the
position, which became open with
the recent retirement of longtime
city manager Bill Brynes.
Only two local applicants,
Robert (Bob) Brown Jr. and John
Singer, will be considered for the
Each council member submitted
a "short list" of applicants for
consideration; only candidates who

received two or more "votes" by
the council were named to the final
Slated to be interviewed are:
--Robert (Bob); Brown Jr.: A
nearly 20-year resident of Perry,
Brown is currently employed with
Tom's Foods as plant manager. He
has served on various local and
regional boards for the past 15
years, -including the City of Perry
Planning Board and Board of
Adjustment, Doctors' Memorial
Hospital Board of Directors and
.* Please see page 2

SStill First
Sin Forestry
f After 50
Y. Years]
.,Fifty years in the making, thi
weekend's Flonda Forest Festival
promises to be,a golden occasion.
Taylor Countfs annual salute to the
forestt industry culminates with twp
ldays of festivities Friday, Oct. 21, and'
'Saturday, Oct. 22.
Our 2005 Flonrda Forest Festiv-
,.edition--inside today's TacoTime d -
takes a stroll down memory Iirie;
basting festivals past.
. It also features all things festival.
present, getting you ready for two'
'days of pine tree fun.
Pancakes, $4,
-this Saturday
i" Local Scouts,will hold their annual
,und-raising Pancake Breakfast
-'Saturday, Oct. 21, in conjunction with.
:the Florida Forest Festival.
Tickets are $4 each and breakfast
!will be served from 7-9:30 a.m., in the
'fellowship hall of First Baptist Church
located on Center Street.

Park & Ride at
Forest Capital Park
' Don't get stuck in a traffic jam
fstival day--plan to park and ride
',Shuttle service will be available
fom both free parking sites: the open
Qt. adjacent to Ring Power on
.Highway 19 and the parking area
(adjacent to Perry/Foley Airport.
S'Free shuttle service will be provided
|from both lots; festival-goers planning
to park by the airport are encouraged
to use the'Puckett Road entrance.
e,.pj rved parking will be located by
r,.,Technical Institute; reserved:
g"' tickets are being sold in'
vance at the festival office.,
isdrved parking tickets will not be"
A d festival day.

Photographs of pop idol Justin,
Guarini for autographing can be'
pidrchased for $1 at the festival office
this weekad at Forest Capital Park
festival day.
SA "meet and greet" session with'
rGuarini will begin Saturday at 3 p.m.


4i-Living...page A-4
;~Sports...page A-6
Religion ...page A-7

,-'Commumity .. page D-1 :
Editorial...page 5-2
Classifieds...page 1-4

; ur ,pentie still located in Whigham; "b'ha.s-been donatedcd to te Utniv.rsityqFol..-ida;"'
Foro.prst!ry chool--preserving.a -slice of southern history for generations.tdo cme'-M
(Phficouitesy-of SYP Publishing.) ''. .

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cjio rmnd nu-ierousudonors, a Waldo.;. Donations were.collect d-aId.
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Clewiston man killed

by oncoming vehicle

A Clewiston man became the latest traffic fatality on the streets of
Taylor County Thursday, when he stepped into the path of an oncoming
John Harley Baxter, 28, was dropped off at Noved Gas Mart (across
from Beach Road) Thursday evening between 2 and 2:30 p.m. by a friend,
according to owner Zia Ahmed.
He then bought a one-way ticket to Panama City, where he mentioned he
had a pending job, according to Ahmed.
Around 8:20 p.m., under cloudy skies, Baxter stepped onto Hwy. 19, in
front of Beach Road, into oncoming traffic. LisaAnn Massey, 36, of Perry,
was traveling south when her four-door SUV struck Baxter, fatally injuring
Baxter's bus was scheduled to leave Perry at 10:15 p.m.
Doctors' Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services Paramedic
Mandy Douglas and EMT Lance Burford pronounced Baxter dead at the
Baxter's mother, Aileen B. Pitts, identified Baxter's body at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital morgue' Saturday, Oct. 15. Cpl. Donnie M. Pitts with
the Florida Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation.

Land scheme prompts legislation

Northwest Florida Dally News
(Special to the Taco Times)
A bill introduced by U.S. Rep.
Jeff Miller could save the last
undeveloped area of Okaloosa
The legislation proposes that any
Department of Defense property
deemed surplus on the island
would be transferred to the Gulf
Islands National Seashore for
DOD property on Santa Rosa
Island west of the Okaloosa Island
area will face the same restriction.
"This property is used by our
armed services, but it belongs to
the people," Miller said.
Although the Congressional
Record contains several statements

that show intent to reumr the land
to the Department of the Interior,
the 1971 legislation that formed the
National Seashore excluded
specific action.
"I'd like to think it wasn't
necessary because of Congress'
intent." said Riley Hoggard, a
natural resource specialist with the
park. "But it never hurts to say it in
black and white."
Former Okaloosa County
Commissioner Mike Mitchell
could hardly contain his
excitement when he heard the
"I'm absolutely delighted,"
Mitchell said. "I am one of those
who feel this is what should be
done with the land."
Mitchell was part of the Gulf

Ball among candidates

Interviews begin

for new judgeship

The nominating commission for the Third Judicial Circuit will be
holding interviews Monday for a new judicial position. Perry attorney
Angela M. Ball, who serves as the Taylor County School Board attorney,
is one of those who will be interviewed.
The nominating commission was asked to provide Governor Jeb Bush
with nominees for the vacancy created as a result of the 2005 Legislative
The ten applicants, in the order they will be interviewed Monday, are:
William Michael Thurmond, Gordon P. Summers. David Manuel Valin,
Leandra G. Johnson, Thomas E. Stone, William F. Williams III, J. Daniel
Marsee, Ball, Angela T. Miller and Leenette W. McMillian.
The interviews will be held at the Suwannee County School Board
Complex. The commission will convene at 8:30 a.m.; each applicant given
25 minutes. The interviews are open to the public; a closed executive
session will follow during which the commission will consider the
applicants and vote on recommendations jo-the governor. According to the
Florida Bar, three to six names will be passed on to the Go\emor's office
for consideration, who then has 60 days to make the appointment.

Islands National Seashore
Advisory Commission in the
1970s. He said he wasn't sure
congressional intent was enough to
keep the DOD land away from
"When you sit down and read the
law hard, you really have to strain
your imagination to see it in the
law," he said.
The bill's filing comes shortly
after Stephen Alford's and David

Fleet's federal trial that involved a
plan to trade Eglin Air Force
Base's island property .for
thousands of acres in Taylor
County for a missile range.
Eglin officials have been
reluctant to talk about the trial and
haven't taken a position on Miller's
"We don't comment regarding
pending legislation," said' Eglin
spokesman John Norgren.

If the House of Representatives
passes the bill, there would be no
more doubt whether the stretch of'
beachfront between Fort Walton
Beach and Destin would belong to
the National: Seashore or
potentially be developed.
Miller, R-Chumuckla, said he
was not aware. the Air Force was
interested in trading land until the
-P Please see page.5 -

Forestry's future
Blue-eyed "saplings" and
cardboard semi-trucks were
just a few of the creative
costumes showcased in the
annual Florida Forest
Festival Kids Parade held
Saturday. Costume winners
were: Judges' Choice,
Cheyann Fletcher; Most in
Keeping with Theme, Michael
James; and Most Original,
Mercedez Rogers. The
parade's "Picnic in the
Park" attracted more than
400 children and parents.
The faces and events of the
day are captured in photos
featured on page B 1.

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A-zThe Taco Times October 19, 2005

Urban Potts was first to operate turpentine sti


Continued from page 1
a professional house-moving
company trucked the brick still in
May to its new .location in
The huge brick-enclosed still
was operated by the Harrell family
from 1923 until 1951.
Its size and design were much
like the many stills that once
dotted the landscape in Taylor
The largest turpentine company
in the world at the time was
located in Taylor County,
according to a 1928 article in the
Perry Herald.
The Aycock-Lindsey turpentine
company operated numerous stills
around the county including ones
at Nine-Mile and Athena. The
company Was owned by Ben
A man named Urban Potts is
regarded as the first to begin
turpentine operations in Taylor
County just after the turn of the
20th century.
Potts Still Road, which
connects Puckett Road to the
Beach Road, still bears hisname.
The Lake Bird Turpentine
Company was operated by the
husband-wife team of Fred and
Ollie McGauley and D.H. Morris.
It flourished during the 1930s.
D.G. Malloy, J.H. Malloy and
J.B. Smith operated a large still
near Salem later selling the
operation to G.C. Hughes.
Numerous other smaller stills
operated around the county
including H.J. Westberry's near
Fenholloway plus ones near Boyd,
Huxford, Pisgah (Holmes Still)
and Secotan.
Entire communities sprang up
around these stills. Some were
complete:, with housing,
commissaries, churches and

Stills across the South began
shutting down in the 1940s and
early 1950s due to pulpwood mills

producing much of the same
substance as byproducts of the
pulping process.

Council members' short

lists narrow field to six

Continued from page 1
the Blue Ribbon Prison
Feasibility Committee.
--Don I. Hart: A resident of
STallahassee, Hart served as city
manager of Cuthbert, Ga., from
September 2000 to June 2004; he
is currently the manager of
Specialty Stampings, LLC.
.Related work experience includes
positions with the City of Cairo,
Ga., and Libertyville, Ill.
IrRalph Hester: A resident of,
Daytona Beach. Hester has
extensive experience in public
administration and management,
including service to seven cites
and three counties in three 'states.
Most recently, he worked as
county administrator for Berrien
County, Ga., and Elbert County,
Ga.; he was also city administrator
in Garden City, Ga.
--Harold Emrich: A resident of
Marianna, Emrich also has a wide
background in public
Administration, serving as city
manager in Marianna and Deltona.
He was also county administrator
in Jackson County.
--John Singer: A resident of
Perry, has more than 20 years'

experience as a local government
administrator. He currently is
environmental services director for
Taylor County. He also served as
public services director of the city
of North Port.
-Bruce C. Behrens: A resident
of Bluffton, S.C., Behrens
recently completed five years of
services as town manager of
Bluffton. Prior to that, he was city
manager for Orange City and was
director of planning for the city of
Ocoee in Orange County.
Short lists submitted by each
council members included:
--Mayor Emily Ketring: Ralph
Hester, Harold Emrich. Robert.
Brown Jr,, Doug Cruce, John
Singer. Catherine Chute and
Dwayne KoeUer.
--Sylvester Harris: Robert
Brown Jr., Bruce C. Behrens.'Don
Hart and John Singer.
--Alphonoso Dowdell: Don I.
Hart, Fred Hays, Ralph Hester.
Newell A. Dau'ghtrey. Harold
Emrich. Dennis J. White and
Bruce C. Behrens.
--Don Cook: Jerry W. Smith.
Don 1. Han and Robert Brown Jr.
--Doug Everen: Robert Brown
Jr.. John Singer and Gary Gibson.

Residential & Commercial

This copper coil or condenser began the distillation process of the resin which resulted in
the pure turpentine being expelled in one place and the "gum" in another. The finished
products were then placed in barrels for shipment.

Toolbox tickets still on sale

Don't you need a new aluminum
truck toolbox?

The Perry Woman's Club is
selling chances on a toolbox

valued at $250. Tickets are
available at Burns Monument and
Vault Compan., from Nancy
Joyal at Capital City Bank. or
from any member of the club.

Each ticket is $1, or you may
purchase 6 for $5. The winner
will be announced Friday, Dec. 2.
The toolbox was donated to the
club by United Welding Services.

23 minutes north on Thomasville,Road

1-800-333-9785 OF THOMASVILLE
Prices exclude Ucense. is. ax & dealer lesr de licsexd Illea. t & $289 die r fee.

: ,' '
,ayl County H.eal-th. De apartment

M -itaIand W elt'.om Car
Over 50 years experience in
Prenatal and Well Woman Care

In Stefiitfee

Cleanup crews moBilized Oct. 29

Coastal Cleanup Chairman
Every fall for the past 17 years
the communities of Jena and
Steinhatchee have participated in
the Florida Coastal Cleanup (part
of the International Coastal
Cleanup) on the third weekend in
--Last year because of the
September (Frances) and October
(Jeanne) hurricanes, the cleanup
was held in early November. It
was a great success with
Steinhatchee School students and
teachers participating, Fiddler's
Restaurant providing t-shirts and
volunteers fixing lunch for
workers. Everyone who
participated agreed that the cooler
weather was a huge bonus.
Volunteers collected roadside litter,
river debris and marsh trash on a
brisk day instead of a September
scorcher. It was a no-brainer to
continue the later tradition in
Mark you calendars for
Saturday, Oct. 29. Adult
volunteers will gather at the
Steinhatchee Community Center
at 8 a.m. Students will gather at 9
The Steinhatchee Garden Club,
the Beta Sigma Phi's and the
Steinhatchee AARP are being
asked to clean their portion of
State Road 51 as one of their, four
annual "Keep Florida Beautiful"
roadside cleanup days.
Volunteers are asked to wear
sturdy shoes, hats and gloves.
Trash bags will be provided.
Anyone with a small boat is urged
to participate since there are areas
on the river inaccessible by land
that really need cleaning. Boaters
can come by "the Community
Center and pick up bags anytime
.after 8 a.m. Boaters can drop their
bags at participating marinas.
SThe Steinhatchee .Community
Projects Board, Inc. 'has graciously
agreed to provide lunch for,-the
volunteers as well as fantastic t-
Marine debris is a pervasive
problem that threatens ocean
health. Yet all marii'e debris ,can
be traced back to a single source--
people. Almost everything that is
tossed out of a car w indov.

eventually, finds its wr to the
river. Thit is one reason road
cleanup is a huge part of coastal
Steinhatchee has filled a
dumpster with debris almost every
year it has held the event. A few
years the dumpster was only three
quarters full...still a great day for
as few as nine volunteers that

year, We hope to have at least 50
volunteers this year.
The river and 'the Qulf of'*
Mexico need our tender loving
care. Please put the date on your
calendar and come out for a fun
and productive day on the river.
Gentlemen, you will be home for
the football kickoff!
See you there.

Jerkins plans fall festival

Jerkins Boys & Girls Club will host its annual Fall Festival Monday,
Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m.
All children ages six to nine are invited to attend. Activities will
include a costume contest, games and door prizes.
Admission is $1, with proceeds benefiting United Way of the Big Bend.
*" j48


110 1/2 E. Main St., Perry,!

FL 32347

Have Dinner Before the Bed Race!
Open Thursday and Friday
nights for dinner,

Florida Forest Festival Morning
Open for Breakfast
at 7:00 a.m.

Pick your parking space early!
Have breakfast before
the parade!
Meet your family
and friends!
"Order Your Party Platters Now" .
I ';iWes 9e Spe d eteet oaide
S *x- -%IsS


The Way Out.

From the
youth models...

We invite
you to
see the
line of
Polaris ATV's!
Mon.-Fri. 8:00- 5:30
Sat. 8:00 noon


...to the ATV
of the year!

(8501 223-1109 E8501 223-1246

Florida Forest Festival

8:30 a;m. :October 22, 2005 Perry, Florida
(Foodland hopping Center and Park Street).

Odobcr 22, 2005

$12 Pre-Registration
$15 race Day Registration (begins at 7:30 am)
includes T-Shirt & Goodie Bag

For more information or registration form
(850) 584-8733 (days) (850) 668-3179 (evenings)

Thank you
to the following major extent sponsors: Clark Oil and Pepperheads Pork & Poultry,
TOSPT, Curves, Accent Eye Care, Buckeye Nursery, South House Furniture and First
Baptist G.A.'s

Thanks, also, to our local prize and food sponsors: Scott's Mobile Equipment Repair,
Buckeye, Edward Jones, Citizens Bank of Perry, Dr. Diane Haisten, Nature Coast
Eye Care, Winn Dixie, Badcock Furniture, His, Hers & Ours Salon & Spa, Kmart, Spa
Escape, Golden Corral, Poppa Jim's, Pouncey's; Pizza Hut, Chaparral Restaurant,
Old Mexico, Goodman-s, Hardee's, Mama's Italian Restaurant, Perry-Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce, Family Dollar, Foodland, Ragans Ace Hardware, Yarbrough
Tire, Rotech, Respiratory Solutions, Accent Eyecare; TOSPT, McDonalds, Curves,
Premier Medical Clinic, the Boys and Girls Club, and Barnaby's Restaurant.





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115 West Green Street
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A-4 The Taco

Times October 19, 2005

Whiddon, Kirsch

i plan wedding for

November 26th
James and Pam Whiddon of Perry announce the
engagement of their daughter, Tosha L., to Robert J.
Kirsch, the son of Mike and Heika Kirsch of
The bride-elect is a 2005 gradaute of Taytor County
High School. She is the granddaughter of the late
Clyde and Lois Fowler, and the late Norman and Eva
Mae Whiddon.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of
Bitburg High School, Germany.
Wedding vows will be exchanged-on Nov. 26,
2005, at 3 p.m. in Lighthouse Revival Center located
at 808 E. Granger Dr. Formal invitations will be
issued, but all friends and relatives are invited.

Robert J. Kirsch, Tosha L. Whiddon

New arrivals

Charlondria Keniese Alma Williams
Charodus K. Williams and Lashundra K. White of Perry announce the
birth of their daughter, Charlondria Keniese Alma Williams, on Sept. 5,
2095, at 3:48 a.m. in Tallahassee Regional Medical Center. She weighed -
6 pounds, 6 ounces, andwas 20 and one-half inches long.
Maternal grandparents, all of Perry, include John and Deandra White,'
and Pamela White. The baby's maternal great grandparents are Alma and
Willie James Harris, Maggie and James Fudge, Essie Mae Spanks and the
late Charlie Spanks Sr., and the late Madeline Hall.
Paternal grandparents are Kim C. Anderson and Charles Williams. The
baby's paternal great grandparents, all deceased, include Binnie B.
Anderson, Tommie J. Anderson, and Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Williams.
The new arrival was welcomed home by a sister, Chariah. .
Nicholas David Gorby
Dave and Audra (Tob les) Gorby of Perry announce the birth of their
i. son, Nicholas David, on Sept. 21, 2005, at, 4:09. p.m. in Capital
Regional Medical Center. He weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 18
and three-fourths inches long.. .
Maternal grandparents are Carolyn and Bill Curry, and Audie and Anna
Towles. Paternal grandparents are Gloria and Mike Gorby.
The new arrival joins a sister, Alexis, who is 3.

BBQ ushers in Family Fun Night
Superintendent of Schools. Oscar Howard Jr. invites the community to a r
"Family Fun Night,.' on Oct. 25, from 4-7 p.m.
"The event will like pllce at Tay\lor Technical Institute and the emphasis'
will be placed on celebrating family literacy.
Representatives from each school will be present to answer any
questions parents might have on how they can better help their children
with their school work at home. ,
A barbeque dinner with all the trimmings will be served for all who
Transportation is provided. .For more information, please contact Janice
Murphy or Susie Cruce at 838-2545 .

:Planning a
party, reunion
or reception
Perry Elks Lodge
Is the perfect location!
We have meeting space
for up to 300 people, with
catering services available.

T Painting
by Wendy

Hall Kitchen Den
I do it all.. :
Call Wendy @ 223-2627
or 838-0851

Do: ) u .. .
0 Think pagheinii a fhriger f .od'
O Sleep Il.e a bab' u ip a( :1 2 and 4)?
O Write r,,IJr ,,rhcer iit n Irrason?
OSa, beb,e lo- ieri-.neL
rolother o: Prescho-ler! 10OPS).
Attend a MOPS" meeting
Relief is usually immediate!
P R E S C H '0 0 L ,E R S
...because mothering mnttev
MOPS is for all mothers with children from
birth through kindergarten. Child case is provided
1st Presbyterian Church
310 Plantation Rd.
Volunteer opporlunilas also avallabiel
Cal Ius for he loaio date,
and time of the nextmeeting


Power Center, Inc

414 W. Hampton Springs Ave.
Perry, Fl,. 32347
(850) 584-6733

Parts & Accessories
-. (for most mowers) '

** Dix"on

* Scag

Parts & Accessories


*Cub Cadet *Hu'sqvarna .

It's Official!
: The Perry City Council has proclaimed October as, "Florida Forest Festival Month," presenting the official document to
2005 Jr. Miss Allison Bassett.last week. Council members shown left,to right, are: Doug Everett, Don Cook, Alphonso
Dowdell, Mayor Emily Ketring, Bassett and Sylvester Harris. The Taylor County Board of Commissioners also recognized
the festival's 50th anniversary with an official proclamation, made during its Oct. 3 meeting in Steinhatchee.

Charlondria Keniese
Alma Williams

'Boo-tiful' treat

bags available
Free trick-or-treat bags are
available at the Perry/Taylor
County Chamber of Commerce.
SSponsored by Keep Taylor .
County "Boo-tiful." the bags can
be picked up on weekdays, S a.m.
to 5 p.m.

hTaylor County
Everyone is Welcome

S u a,, O .- 2 ,7 -0

Live Music Free of Charge
Musicians from Tallahassee, Monticello, Valdosta,
Perry, Jacksonville, and others from the Monticello
Country Jamboree,

No admission fee-tickets for door prizes sold
Sto help support the event
Come enjoy the music and dancing!

Welcome to th

To e& n Country

S124 S. Washington St.
Mon. Fri. 7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.,- 12:00 noon

m mRIE,

* Dry Cleaning

(850) A

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Saturday. -, ,
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday i iL : II
Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Juan Rodrigues, Pastor
584-8506 604 W. Julia Dr.

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'Dogs top Dixie; playoff hopes alive

The outstanding play of senior
quarterback Genario McNealy and
an outstanding performance by the
Taylor County defense powered
the Bulldogs to a 22-10 District 2-
2A victory over the visiting Dixie
County Bears. Friday night in
The hard-fought district win
snapped a three-game losing skid
b) the Bulldogs (3-4 overall, 1-1
in district) and kept their playoff
hopes alive with three games left
in the season.
Dixie County (4-4 overall, 0-2
in district) was eliminated from
post-season play and still must
finish up the district schedule
against undefeated Madison
County t7-0. 2-0 in district).
Madison claimed its playoff berth'
with a 47-25 district win over
previously unbeaten Fort White
(6-1, 1-1 in district), Friday night
in Madison.
Taylor County will travel to
Tallahassee this week to take on
North Florida Christian before
returning home and hosting Fort
White in the district finale to
decide which team advances to the
playoffs as the district runner-up.
Ta lor still has a chance because
of the laser-point accuracy of
talented OB McNealy, who
completed 16 of 29 passes for 228
yards a"touchdown and a two-point
conversion with no interceptions
against Dixie County.
After a scoreless first half. Dixie
County look the second half
kickoff and drove for a field goal
to grab a 3-0 lead, but McNealy
and the Taylor County offense
responded with a lightning-quick
drive and 21-yard TD pass to
'Sebastian Ingram.
After the Bears clawed their way
back on top 10-7, McNealv added
a crucial fourth quarter touchdown
on a two-yard bootleg to give the
Bulldogs a 13-10 lead and threw a
two-point conversion pass to
Tony Powell on a bad snap to put
Taylor up 15-10.
Powell (two interceptions)
sealed the victory with a 58-yard
interception return for a
touchdown late in the game to
make the final score 22-10.
What was a tight game could
have been a Bulldog blowout if
not for penalties against the
Taylor County ,offense. The
Bulldogs had a 29-yard TD pass to
Greg Snead called back when
McNealy was ruled to have
stepped beyond the line of
scrimmage on a scramble pass in
the first quarter and a 52-yard TD
pass to Powell was called back for
holding in the.second quarter.
While the Bulldogs. offense
moved the ball and had three
scoring opportunities in the first
half (including a missed 25-yard
field goal). the Taylor County
defense kept them in the game by
holding the Bears scoreless.
allowing only 107 first-half yards
(47 coming on one second quarter
run) and making six tackles for a

loss (including two sacks).
McNealy would have thrown for
over 300 yards and three
touchdowns if not for penalties
and would have completed over 20
passes for over 350 yards if not for
five dropped passes.
Bryckoski Jackson, who ran for
over,100 yards last week in a last-
second 29-23 loss to East
Gadsden, carried 14 times for 67
yards, while McNealy had four QB
keepers for 26 yards, as the
Bulldogs rushed 23 times for 102
yards. Sean Padgett had seven
yards on three carries and Powell
picked up two yards on two end-
around plays.
Taylor's balanced offense rushed
for 96 yards and passed for 90 in
the first half alone, before going
almost strictly to the air attack in
the second half.
The Bulldogs opened the game
with an impressive eight-play
drive from their own 36 to the
Dixie 29 on an ll-yard run by
Jackson and 20-yard pass to
Sebastian Ingram (4 catches for 79
yards. 1 TD) behind great blocking
by the offensive line.
A dropped pass and short gain
on a 4th and 8 end-around play
ended the drive at the Bears' 29.
Dixie went three-and-out as
Padgett made a tackle for loss on
3rd and 2 and a shanked punt gave-
Taylor the ball at their own 44.
McNealy ran for seven on first
down and completed a 17-yard pass
to Powell (5 catches 83 yards) for
a first down before Jackson carried
for three. On 2nd and 7 from the
Dixie 29-yard line Snead made a
great catch for a touchdown that
was called back on an illegal pass
penalty with 5:10 left in the first
quarter. Two incompletions ended
the drive and Dixie look over on
their own 34.
Big plays by Padgett, Cole
Revels, Georgie Armstrong and
Jake Meacham forced Dixie to
punt. but Snead fumbled after a
17-yard return down to the Bears'
35-\ard line.
Dixie's offense got the ball back
and picked up their first first down
on a 15-yard run, but big plays by
'McNealy. Jake Wilson and Lance
Rowell forced another punt.as the
second quarter began.
Jackson ran for seven on back-
to-back carries, a penalty on the
Bears gave Taylor a first down and
Ingram made a spectacular 15-yard
catch on 3rd and 10 for a first
down. A screen pass to Jackson
that lost yardage and a motion
penalty on the offense forced Sean
Crowley to punt.
Jackson saved a touchdown with
a shoestring tackle on a 47-yard
run as Dixie drove inside the
Taylor 20. but the defense
stiffened as Wilson, Meacham and
Armstrong combined for a tackle
for a loss and forced Dixie to trnm
the ball over on downs at the
Bulldogs' 20 after a sack.
A fantastic block by Billy Joe
Wigglesworth allowed Jackson to
break free for a 28-yard run and on,

1st and 10 from the Taylor 48
McNealy and Powell connected for
a tremendous 58-yard TD pass that
was called back for holding.
A motion'penalty put Taylor in
an even bigger hole (1st and 30)
but big catches by Marquis Ellis
(9 yards) and Joseph Proenza (11
yards) combined with a deep pass
Ii-Ingram that fell incomplete
allowed McNealy to scrambled for
18 yards.nd-a-ufirsdown on 4th
and 10 near'nidfieltd
Despite the daring 4th down
play call, a seven-yard run by
,m Jackson behind Wilson's block and
a 16-yard catch by Powell on a
double play fake pass by
McNealy, the Bulldogs couldn't
cash in right before the end of the
first halt.
Jackson followed Padgett's
block for a gain.of six to the six-
yard line, but .McNealy threw
incomplete to Ellis and Jackson
lost a yard on. 3.rd-ard 5, before.
Crowley missed a 25-yard field
.goal try as time 'ran out on a
scoreless first half.
The Bears scored first in the
game on the opening series'of the
.second half, as the Bulldogs'
onside kick failed and Dixie drove
down to the 12-yard line before the
Bulldogs' defense stuffed the
;Bears on three. straight plays
thanks to big'.its by Armstrong,
,-;Padgett and Miachain, .
S In a desperation 3rd and.12 pass,
'l Powell anid.Armstrong both went
for an interception that bounced
Soff their hancdsipcomplete and .the;.
Bears kicked a 31-yai'dfield goal ~o
Stake a-3-0 lead with-6.:16 left in'
the third quarter,. ..
The Bulldogs lost the ball on a
fumbled onside kick, but the Bears
gave it right back on the first of
two Powell interceptions, as
McNealy hit the quarterback as he
Taylor grabbed its first lead as
Padgett ran for five, Ingram caught
a short pass and made five
defenders miss on'thd'way to a 23-
yard gain andJackson ran for a
yard to set up McNealy's laser
beam 21-yard pass to Ingram who
made a terrific catch in the endzone
with 4:01 left in the third.
Crowley.'s kiek- gave -the
Bulldogs a 7-3 lead. ''
SA 48-yard kidcoff;;'eturn by
.Dixie County .gavehi.' t Bears
.-excellent fipld position 'a the.
STaylor County, 40.- :- -
SDespite big tadcdes for short
.gains by" McNealy, 'Maeacham,
Rowell and. Re.e]s, the. Bears
':attacked the middle of :the.,puldpg
:defense- with .it.-pb.wr 'rnnting .
-'gamp and drove 40 ,yrds ipn nine
plays to. scqrp;o agIsixyardirun .up
'lthe gut a rid'rgaithe lead at. 10-7
'qn 'the second', y of-~-ife "irtih'
.quarter. -; '.- ;..' : .
;Taylor sti t jo' iifoW.t 32.
,.aknd Padgett.gairped '16 yards on a".
:shovel pass,:behipd a great block
..by Kane. Migpel.before, Proenza
i made a leapirig 12-yard reception,
for another first'doAn.. :
'. Ingram dypped.-a. pass and

Taylor County High captains Cole Revels (88), Jake Wilson (58), Sean Padgett (20) and
Billy Joe Wigglesworth (51) participate in the coin toss with Dixie County players.

Jackson fumbled and recovered for
a three-yard loss before Padgett
hauled in a short pass and turned it
into an 11-yard gain.
On another gutsy coaching
decision. Coach Price Harris
trusted his offense on 4th and 2
and the offensive line paved the
way for Jackson to pick up three
yards and a key first down.
The drive stalled again on an
incomplete pass, failed end-around
play holding penalty and another
dropped pass. but on 4th and 21,
McNealy and Powell made the
play of the game. as the Taylor
OB rolled to his right to escape
two defenders, almost stepped out
of bounds as he heaved a long pass
down the sideline to Powell, who
leaped over'rwo defenders tomakile"
an unbelie\ able 33-yard catch for a
first down at the seven.
McNealy completed a five-yard
swing pass to Snead and then
finished off the Bears with a naked
bootleg run for a two-yard
On the extra-point snap.
McNealy had to pick the ball up,
Scramble for time and hit Powell
in the endzone for a two-point
conversion and a 15-10 lead with
8:15 to play in the game.
An onside kick gave Dixie great
field position at their own 45-yard
Line, but Adam Cook and Padgett
put heavy pressure on Dixie's
quarterback on an incomplete pass,
McNealy stopped a run for a short
gain and Revels made a tackle for
a 14-yard loss on a halfback pass
trick play on 4th and 6.
Taylor could not pick up a first
down, as McNealy had to scramble
under heavy pressure and Dixie had
a chance to win the game after the
.punt snap sailed over Crowley's

head and he hurried a two-yard
With plenty of time, Dixie went
back to running the ball between
the tackles and right into the
middle of the Bulldog defense,
picking up three and four yards per
carry, but Armstrong and
Meacham came up with big
tackles near midfield to force a
desperation 4th and 3 play.
The Bears QB threw a ball in
the flat and Powell stepped in

front of the receiver to pick it off
and return it 58 yards untouched to
seal the win after Crowley's kick
made the final 22-10.
Another squib kick gave Dixie
the ball at the Bulldog 47 after an
18-yard return, but the Bulldogs,
defense held and sacked the OB on
two of the final three plays.
Taylor's defense held Dixie to
just 72 second half yards and only
one completion in the game for
nine yards.

SaStat Dixie Co.
14 First Downs 10
^.i.y,.' v,' 23-102? .RUshes/Yards '48-170-
16-29-0 .... ComD/Att/Int 1-8-2
S'.:, '228 Pass-Yards 9__
330 Total Yards 179
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4/2 Fumbles/Lost 1/0
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2' -21.5 Punts/Avg. 3-23.7

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Lakeside plans Fall Festival

Trunk or treat?
Lakeside Baptist Church will hold its Fall Festival
"Trunk Or Treat" on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 until
7:30 p.m. You can plan on games, music, fun
activities, drawings, food for all, and some surprises!

Special services at New Home
Dr. Jim Wilson of Real Life Crusade \~ill lead.
special services at New Home Baptist Church Oct. 23-
26. Weeknight worship is planned at 7 p.m.; on
Sunday, services will be held at 11 a.m. 'and 7 p.m.
A nursery will be provided.
Tuesday night is Youth Pizza Night with grades 6-12
gathering for dinner at 6 p.m.
For additional information, please call 584-7441.

Community's ministers meet
The Taylor County Ministerial Association will meet
on Monday, Oct. 24, at noon in the St. James' Family
Life Center located just past St. James Church at 1100
West Green Street. Priests and pastors will be honored
guests for lunch.
Please call 584-7636 for reservations. The main
nurnose of the mee'tin is to nlan the annual

to come "and witness the wonderful ministry of this
talented musical group."

Operation Christmas Child
Motorcycle riders.will leave their.homes, traveling
toward the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, on
Saturday, Nov. 12, gathering for lunch which will be
provided at 1 p.m. But this is more.thanjusta ride; it's
a show of support for Samaritan's Purse annual holiday
drixe, called Operation Christmas Child.
Each rider will bring a gift-filled shoebox for a child,
as well as $20 donations from other individuals
supporting this Shoe Box Run. For additional
information, please contact Colleen Ruehl at 204
Magnolia Ridge in Crawfordville, FL 32327. .You
may also contact her at (850) 556-1787.
Ruehl has additional information on "do's" and
don'tt" for the shoebox gifts, as well as camping
information for those who want to spend the weekend
at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.
The ride is sponsored by the Emmanuel Riders of
Thoihasville, Ga., and New Life Baptist Church in
Tallahassee, ,along with the Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park in Live Oak.

Community Thanksgiving Service. Union Street observes Women's Day
The Women's Ministry of Unign Street Church of
S'Last Call' comes to Shady Grove God will celebrate its first annual Women's Day
J The Robert NM. Hendry Memorial Methodist Church Observance on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. Perry's own,
in Shady Grove will host the quartet, "Last Call," on Missionary Janet Williams of Christian Tabernacle
Oct. 30 during the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is invited Church, will be the speaker for this glorious occasion.

Marriage ceremony unites Reaves, Fuller
By B.D. WILLIAMS ,.W. Williams. Wedding It was an enjoyable, loving
" Joyce Julianne Reaves and 'coordinator was Ann Jones., occasion. The couple spent their
Kenneth Fuller Sr. were united in :Hostesses included Brenda honeymoon in Tallahassee with
marriage on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 3 Phillips and Janet Cobb. Everyone friends.
p.m. in the Perry Woman's Club on enjoyed the delicious food and The Middle Florida and South
North Jefferson Street. wedding cake which was served by Please see page 8
The maid of honor was Belinda Mrs. Kenneth Fuller Jr.

Coleman of Gretna, La. The
bride's escort was David Brown of .,
New Orleans, La.
Best man for the ceremony was
Kenneth Fuller Jr., also of Perry.
Out-of-towners included: Tracy
Thomas, T. Davis, Tonya Webb
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Tallahassee; Minister S. Brown of
Live Oak; Shaneka Thomas and
many other friends of Perry also
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The Board of County Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida, proposes to regulate the use of
land within the area as shown on the map below by amending the text and Future Land Use Plan
Map of the Taylor County Comprehensive Plan, hereinafter referred to as the Comprehensive
Plan, as follows:
CPA 03-1, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, to amend the Future Land Use
Plan Map and the text of the-Future Land Use Element, the Traffic Circulation Element, the Housing
Element, the Sanitary Sewer, Solid Waste, Drainage, Potable Water, and Natural Groundwater
Aquifer Recharge Element, the Recreation and Open Space Element, the Intergovernmental
Coordination Element, the Capital Improvements Element and the Coastal Management Element
of the Comprehensive Plan based upon the adopted Evaluation and Appraisal Report of the
SComprehensive Plan and an Objections. Recommendations and Comments Report prepared by
the Florida Department of Community Affairs, dated December 7, 2004.

at 201 East Green Street, Perry, Florida. The title of said ordinance shall read, as follows:


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The public he ring'may be continued to one or more future d at Any interested party shall be
A public hearing concerning the amendment to considerenactment of an ordinance to adopt the
Amendment will be held on November 7.2005 at 6:20 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter cano
Sbe heard, in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Administrative Complex located
at 201 East Green ree et, Perry, Florida. The title of said ordinance shall read, as follows:
* The public hearing may be continued to one or more future daies. Any interested party shall be
Advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall'be announced
during thepublic hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published.At the
Aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the
amendment. Copies of the amendment are available for public inspection at the Office of the
County Administrator, Administrative Complex, located at 201 East Green Street, Perry, Florida,
during regular business hours. All persons are advised that if 'they decide to appeal any decision
made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that,
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Oct. 23, 1957- Aug. 29,2005

If you knew where I am
If you could see the sights'-,
Ifyou could hear the
angels singing
The songs they sing
Ifyou knew the One
I'm holding
Could see the smile He
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Ifyou knew where
I am resting
You would not cry for me.

I'm resting in the
arms of Jesus
No other place would
I rather be
So if you shed a tear
Please don't shed it for me.
For if you knew where I am
I You would not cry for me..'

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$500,000 line of credit

Housing initiative gets bankroll

: Capital City bank has approved
.a $500,000 line 'of credit to the
MainStreet Housing Initiative to
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iUnding a helping hand
- Pictured from left to right presenting a $2,000 check from the Capital City
Bank Group Foundation for the MainStreet Housing Initiative is Capital City
Bank Community President Sue Wise, Taylor County Commissioner and
housing committee board member Pat Patterson and County Extension Agent
and housing committee chairman Clay Olson..

October session underway
B.D. WILLIAMS Memorial Hospital in Perry and is
Continued from page 7 back home feeling much better to
the delight of family and friends.

SGeorgia Primitive Baptist
Association began sessions
Monday, Oct. 17, and will
continue through Saturday, Oct.
22, at Philadelphia Primitive
SBaptist Church in Tallahassee
where Elder Brown is pastor. The
business session opened Tuesday
-morning and on Tuesday night St.
Peter's Primitive Baptist Church
ofTPerry was in charge of the
:ser-vices with the sermon by
.Pastor Chester Davis.
- Mr. George Washington. who
bad. surgery at North Florida
-Regional Medical Center in
Gainesville, is back home and
doing nicely to the delight of
family and friends.
NMrs. Erie Jones has been
discharged from Doctors'

Let us continue to call. visi.l
send cards and pray for the sick.

the MainStreet Board of Directors
voting to change the corporation's
by-laws to expand the
organization's .economic
development scope to incorporate
Funding to develop' the
organization's capacity for
affordable housing is being
accomplished through hiring
Affordable Housing Consulting
President John Parke in
Contributors to date (including
Capital City Bank Group) for the
housing initiative include Taylor.
County Development Authority,
Martin Electronics arid Wachovia.
The MainStreet Housing Board
seeks 'to partner with other
organizations, units of
government and individuals to,
address affordable housing needs in
the city and county, Chairman',
Clay Olson said.

Leadership Council
to hold drawing Fri.
The Taylor County Leadership
Council will hold a drawing for a
$100 Wal-Mart gift card Friday,
Oct. 21, at Jerkins Community
Center, at 7 p.m.
The council will meet Saturday.
Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. All members
are encouraged to attend.


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Welcome to the

2005 Florida Forest Festival

L Have a Great Time! A

All Pre-Owned Vehicles are

Priced BELOW NADA Retail

and will be clearly marked for

you convenience!

We have a few new 2005's left...
Come in and receive

B i.. sco unts & Large
Factory Rebates

2003 Ford Ranger Edge Supercab
Alloy-Wheets,-C/D, Cruise, Power Windows
& Locks, Bed Liner, Stk. #P494
was $14,995" 13,095
2003 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab
Alloy Wheels, C/D, Cruise, Power Windows & Locks,
Bed Liner, Tilt Wheel. Stk. #P492
was $15595 $14595
2002 Ford Ranger KLT Supercab
Alloy Wheels. Power Windows & Locks,
C/D, Running Boards, Till Wheel, Slk. #P491
was $14495 $13A595

1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport
4.WD, Alloy Wheels, Hard Top, Auto, New Tires, Stk. #P493
was $13,995 $12,95

2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport
4 WD, Soft Top. Roll Bars. C/D. Tow Package, Slk. #P478
was $16,995 $15,9 5
2004 Ford Explorer 4x4 XLT
V/6. Auto, Power Seats. 3rd Seat, Running Boards.
Tow Package. Luggage Rack. Rear A/C, Stk. #P490
was $20,995 $19,995
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
V/8, Ext.'Cab, 4x4, LS-Z71, Leather, Power Seat,
Tow Package, Bed Liner, Alloy Wheels, C/D, Stk. #P488
was $21,995 $20~Q 95

2005 Ford F150
Reg. Cab, V/6, 5 Speed,
A/C, Cloth Seats si a:;'5iT
MSRP 21,295
Discount 1,800
Ford & FMC 5000
Rebate 5,000


2002 Ford Escape HLT
V/6, Leather, Auto, Alloy Wheels, Luggage Rack,
Running Boards, Tow Package, Stk. #P487
was $16,995 $15,995
2003 Mercury Sable
V/6, 4 Door, Power Seats. Alloy Wheels, C/D, Stk. #P485
was $11595 $10,795
2003 Ford Focus Sedan SE
Auto. Power Windows & Locks. C/D, Tilt Wheel, Stk. #P481
was $10,995 $9,995

2005 Ford 500
Sedan SE, V16, Auto, 6 Speed Transmission,
Aluminum Wheels, Traction Control,
Premium Sound System s,, #20i07c
MSRP 22,795
Discount 1,200
Ford & FMC 3,000
Rebate 3


2004 Ford F150 ILT
SuperCrew, Larat. C/D, Alloy Wheels. Bed Liner,
Tow Package, Stk. #P476
was $24,995 $21,995
2002 Ford Focus Hatchback ZI3
C/D, Cruise Tilt Wheel, Alloy Wheels. Stk. #P474
was se995 $8,195
2002 Ford Sport Trac
V/6 Auto C/D. Bed Liner Running Boards, Stk. #P472
was $18s995 $17,795

2005 Ford Expedition
5.4, V/8, Auto, Dual A/C & Heat, Running
Boards, 3rd Row Power Seat s, #250073T
MSRP 36,630
Discount 3,635
Ford & FMC
Rebate 6,000


2000 Ford Windstar Van LX
Sliding Door. C/D. Rear A/C, Stk. #250196A
was $9,495 $8,395

2002 Ford n150 Supercab L 4x4
V/8. FX4 Package. Auto, Leather C/D Power Seats. Alloy Wheels.
Running Boards, Tow Package, Bed Liner, SIk. #250171A
was $21995 $20,595

2001 Ford F150 Supercrew XLT
V/8, 4x4. C/D. Bed Liner. Alloy Wheels, Running Boards, Tow Package. Stk #250166A
was $18,995 $1,695

2002 Ford F150 Supercab XLT 4x4
C/D Running Boards. Tow Pacrage Alloy Wheels. Stk #250163A
was $19,995 $18,995

2001 Ford F150 Supercrew KLT
k V/8 Alloy Wheels Bed Liner Tow Package Stk. #250151A
Swas $16,595 $15,395

S1997 Mercury Sable GS
V/6, A/C. Sw #250037C
was $4995 $3,995

2002 Ford F150 Supercab XLT
C/D, Running Boards. Tow Package. Alloy Wheels.
FX4 Of Road, Slk. #250033CA
was $21,995 $20,595



(Minimum of 2,000 sq. ft.)

Please call the
Taylor County Development Authority,
(850) 584-5627


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2005 Florida Forest Festival
Kids Parade & Picnic in the Park

Taylor County High School 2005 Homecoming Parade

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We're number one in

forestry...that sa fact

"Still First in Forestry After 50
Years" is more than just a catchy
It is now backed by statistics from a
study released earlier this year by the
Florida Forestry Association and the
University of Florida: forestry is now
the largest agricultural industry in:
Florida, surpassing even citrus.
In 2003, Florida's forest products
had a total economic output above
$16.5 billion. Taylor leads .other
counties in the state with $1.94
billion, giving it the largest output in
the state.,
It's not just a catchy slogan, or this
this year's festival theme. It's fact:
we're number one in forestry.
-For 50 years, the Florida Forest'
Festival has underscored the
importance of the forestry industry
in our community. What began as a

way to promote forest fire prevention
has grown to become a signature
Seventh in Taylor County.
There are few other industries--if
any--which touch the lives of as Imany
people as the forest industry. And
there are few places people and their
lives are so closely entwined with
trees and the products of trees as in
Taylor County.
We have been called the Tree
Capital of the South for years. We
now have the numbers to back that
up, and it's just one more reason to
So get out of your comfortable chair
and come see the parade, the crowds,
the entertainers, the loggers, the
queens...come see it all as Taylor
County celebrates the. golden
anniversary of the Florida Forest
Festival, in an extravagant way.

Dear Editor:
I am writing to thank Mayor
Ketring and the city council for the
recent attention they have given to
the drug problem in Perry. I
attended the drug summit meeting
last week when Representative
Will Kendrick was here and the
city council meeting last night. I
heard some very positive things,
and I was quite impressed with
what Mr. Patrick Hadley (CEO of
MAD DADS, State of Florida) had
to share. It's amazing what can be
,. acomplishedv*wbherr- just- one-
person in a community decides to
take personal responsibility for
what happens in that community.
Mr. Hadley's story was truly
inspiring, and I hope we will be
'hearing more from him in the near
I appreciate Mayor Ketring and
the council members allowing my
husband, Bert Strickland, an
opportunity to speak. There is
much I would like to have said, but
this issue is so close to my heart
that I'm just too emotional. You
see, there is a war on drugs here in
Perry, and sometimes it seems like
the drugs are winning. The tears
that cloud my vision and choke my
voice are from the friends I have
that seem to be losing the battle,
Jthe anguished cries of their
mothers and spouses and children
Swho are the innocent victims, and
the grief I feel for those who could
not be reached in time and are now
forever gone. It would almost seem
that there is no hope, but I know
-first hand that there is. This war on
drugs covers many fronts, and it
will take the effort and experience
of each of us to turn the tide and
take our city back.
-I want to thank our local
enforcement for their efforts in
confronting this problem day after
day. They put their lives on the line

every ume iney wear a uauge, .ulu
I'm sure at times it seems they hear
only criticism. I know they must
feel like they're putting a band-aid
on a severed leg when they arrest a
drug dealer and another one takes

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cold. For too long now they have
fought this war alone. It's time that
we. the citizens, step up and help
.- Please see page 5

Race track instead of coal plant?
Dear Editor: is. Taylor County will not get one
I would like to address my volt of power usage from this coal
neighbors and fellow residents of plant! The county commissioners
Taylor County. are hiding behind the more jobs
This proposed coal plant that the smoke-screen. The majority of
count co ssners-o- have- e--too-wt-go rsTu.'tside
decided for us, without a individuals.
referendum or vote. is a real Those who think these additional
polluter. We already have one jobs are an asset, should get some
major polluting corporation' here, additional education in the next
that is spewing pollutants daily. few years. Then they could work at
Adding the coal plant's discharge a clean industry and not a major
to our air and water would be polluter like a coal plant.
disastrous! The county This is Florida, and Taylor
commissioners' wallets may get County could be a great tourist
fatter, but the people of Taylor gain draw and destination. We could
nothing, invite a Jai Alai fronton or a, horse
The proposed coal plant will racing track here. That would add
make millions of dollars, yet pay to the state's #1 industry, and not
absolutely no taxes. They will use deteriorate our environment like
our water for free without paying the cities of the north!
one thin dime. Joe Mason
The most ridiculous thing of all .Resident and Neighbor

Why no nationwide search?

Dear Editor:
This letteris-foFall parents who
have students at TCHS.
Do you know what is going on at
your schools? Do you know what
kind of decisions are being made
on behalf of your children? I
suggest you get informed and
attend your local school board
meetings. We have a soccer
coaching issue at the high school.
We have two very qualified soccer
coaches in our community, but for
some reason their qualifications


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are being totally overlooked.
The administration at TCHS and
Mr. Howard "it's for children" have
recommended for our soccer
coaches, out of four applicants, the
least qualified for the positions.
Mr. Howard has stated he is loyal
to the past varsity soccer coach
because a year and half ago he took
the position when no one else
wanted it. And took it, again last
year because no one wanted it. So
his loyalty is to this coach. On the
other hand, the JV coach has
coached for three years, was not
paid for the first year, has been
booted out for a coach who has
never played soccer or knows
anything about the sport. Where is
the loyalty there?
The system went on a
nationwide search for a football
coach to get the caliber of coach
they wanted for the position. We
want the same for our soccer
players, only we have the caliber
right here in our school system.
One of the applicants is
homegrown, well-educated with
his Master's in physical education,
a certified soccer coach and
teaching in our local schools.
Administration has totally
overlooked him for the position.
The other coach who has been
dismissed, played semi-pro soccer
in Honduras and is a certified
referee, how much more qualified
can you be? I have attended the last
three school board meetings
debating this issue and for some
reason none of this has been
reported locally.
Parents, you need to know what
is going on and get involved. Mr.
Howard, this is not in the best
interest of our children, please
reconsider and do what's right for
our children.
TCHS Boys Soccer Booster
President Susan M. Lynn








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^ &B A new perspective on

an old tradition

Editor's Note: This column celebrates its 10th some in the air from the feller buncher.
anniversary today, and it does so by promoting the The band was great from either locale.
forthcoming 50th anniversary of the Florida Forest Festival. The saddest moment of the day was
Get thyself on a feller buncher and have a good time. when I announced it was time to go.
S"I don't wanna go," the three-year-old
I got a brand new perspective on the heavy equipment operator announced
Florida Forest Festival this year. while clinging to the rider's cage.
From a feller buncher. Fortunately, I didn't have to call the
There is absolutely no way to say fire department, although it would have
fellerr buncher" without feeling as if been nice to have used their ladder.
you're one of the Beverly Hillbillies. I Fr the somewhat lengthy stroll back
tried pronouncing it as "fellow buncher" to the car which was only longer
but that's simply inaccurate, so I told t te ca reluctant three-year-old
the three-year-old, "It's a feller because of the reluctant three-year-old
he three-ear-old, Its a feller in tow, I purchased a funnel cake for the
cher.elder child
He repeated it after me, and I realized h h yourbrother," I said
-the oral horrorSharesome ith yourbrother, I sai
hes, for the first time in my 1-ear to her as she eyed the funnel cake, the*
_Yes, for the first time inmof the plate which heldrit.
history with the 40-year-old Florida size of the plate hihously handed hima one-
FOreSt Fest:I al, I was gh. She meticulously' handed him'a one-
Forest Festial, I wa high. inch piece.
V e i eligh. One-inchi
On the feller buncher.es I couldn't believe it. "You've got three
High above the rest of you who square miles of funnel cake; give him a
strolled through the pines and cheered- .decent piece," I instructed.
n the lumberjacks. She tore off a. second piece, identical
I was also very high on the grapple insize
skidder. I :It was tiriie for maternalmnadness and.
And the bullozer. no one's better at it than me. ,
And the lo-lo ader. b ." I snatched the plate .of funnel cake
'ou see, I now own a boy child. w:1:.1:1"
When it was just me and the girl-child from her hands and was attacked by the
When it as jut me and --the girl-cild powdered sugar coating which frosted
doing the Saturday-afternoon-in-the- my eyelashes and eyebrows like a
park activities, we spent hours perusing snowstorm.
the crafts, appreciating the arts, and I tore the brother a piece, tore myself
eating our way back to the car. p rethe brotherapiece, toreached a
Now,,with a boy child, I have to get a piece, gave her the rest, preached a
Now, ith a bo child, have to get little bit and picked off sand spurs.
physical...to lift my vertically challenged "Sharing is a irtue," I told her, but L
legs up about three feet to the first step : looked down to see her swallowing the
of any piece of the heaxvy forestry remainder of thecake much like a dog
equipment which was on display. would under similar circumstances
I want dis for Christmas, the boy After all, what you don't have, you don't
announced, and he meant it. have to share.
He wanted all of it: an 18-wheeler, a While I bristled outwardly, I smiled
skidder, .a tractor, and of course, the secretl, knowing that we're perfectly
feller buncher. Oh boy, I can see the normal, but certain that we're perfect
disappointment now when they come in Br Sunday, we were all so exhausted
stocking stuffer sizethat I wondered how in the, world we
My son was among many of Taylor would manage Monday. The clock's
County's sons in the heavy equipment extra hour didn't help.
display. They were all working the: And Monday, we were so exhausted
gears. Pushing the buttons. Going that I wondered how we would manage
"booden, booden, eeeek, raawwww ch," Tuesday.
and making other predominately male And. Tuesday, when I was least
sounds. expecting it, someone rang the doorbell
I was fortunate enough to hear some and said, "Trick or Treat."
of the Army band on the ground, and Already?



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(excluding fresh meat, beer; Wine, tobacco, packaged meat
frozen meat products, milk, eggs & bread)

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However, we will be

closing on Nov. 18,2005, to remodel this
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We are very excited about this change.
Save-A-Lot will sell the highest quality
meats, produce and grocery products at
the lowest possible price with the same
great service and friendly staff.
We look forward to having you shop

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Auction every Saturday, 6 p.m.; 3 miles
south 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. 850-584-8714.

Kellow Appliance Sales and Service. We
have over 50 refurbished appliances in
stock now. Washers, dryers, refrigerators,
electric stoves, window a/c units, stack
unit w/d, RV w/d, wringer washer and dish
washer, $100 and up, with warranty. We do
in-home service and in-stop repair, 1302 N.
Jefferson Street, Perry. (850) 584-7773,


2 Weeks Only

Fresh Cream 40's

& Green Acre Peas


Silver trumpet good for first year band
student. Three living room suits. Call


Small.trailer for rent, $75 week, includes
utilities. Call (904) 751-3810.
1 bedroom, 1 bath, $350 mo., $350
deposit. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, $500 mo.,
$500 deposit. Call 559-584-8709

Keaton Beach, Cedar Island Road. 2
bedroom, 1 bath on the water, floating
dock, all utilities except phone included,
$1,100 mo. Call 850-578-2733 or 772-360-
9961 (cell).
4 bedroom, 2 bath 1,500 sq. ft. plus
screened in front porch on the water,
floating, dock, $1,500 mo. Call 850-578-
2733 or 772-360-9961 (cell).
Furnished trailer, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, living
room, kitchen, $495 mo. plus deposit. No
pets. 584-5686, leave message.
Spacious 1 bedroom apartment, $450 mo.,
1st & last months' rent plus security
deposit. 838-9208.

Sleeping room for rent, $150.00 deposit,
$100.00 per week, call, 838-1524 + 77 pin.

Woodridge Apartments!!
Looking'for applicants!. Apply now for 1, 2
and 3 bedroom apartments. Equal Housing
Opportunity. Call 850-584-5668. 709 W.
Church St., Perry, FL 32347. TDD/TTY

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

For Sale 2003 Homes of Merit, pay off &
move, 584-3450, leave a message.
2.4 acres with septic, power.pole and city
waier Mobile homes permitted, $19,500,
call 838-2,55
Land for sale, located on Hwy 221 between
Shiloh Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1
acre lots with paved roads. Owner
financing available. Please call (386) 658-
1346 or (850) 584-7466 Badcock's.

pR $18,000
'Built in 1950s
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
All Pine Wood Floors
New Central H/A
Some Appliances
House moved at buyer's expense..
Call for appt. 584-5454

Keaton Beach-Beautiful 5 acres for sale,
wooded tract, 1 mile from boat ramp, high .
and dry, pavement, water, power, phone
access and fenced, $125,000,00, call,
584-4921-leave message.

3/2 BR, BA, framed house, CHA, 15.57
acres,.mostly cleared with 1/2 acre pond,
stocked with catfish & bream, 294 Roberts
Aman Rd., Perry, Fl., call 584-6953 for
more information.
Lewis Dr 5 Acres
602 W. Bacon Street, reduced, make offer,
240-0701, Daub Realty.

1992 Skyline, 2 bedroom, 2 bath
sigglewide mobile home, furnished, carport
and small wood shed, $7995, call, 850-
584-7688, leave message.


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

1996 Red F150 XLT, 5 speed floor shift,
4.9L engine rebuilt, 46,000 miles. New
radiator, new battery, new universals, good
tires, cruise control, tilt, AM/FM radio,
electric windows. Call 223-1341 #620
10/14-21 .


1996 16' Carolina Skiff Lil' Jon with 25 HP
motor and trailer. 584-6405
1998 Kawasaki KX125, recent overhaul,
runs great. $900, Call anytime (850) 584-

14 ft. bass boat, 50 horse Nissan, ele.
start, depth finder, new prop, new tires, new
seats, bilge pump, live well trolling motor.
tilt trim, $2,250 or trade "or small king cab
pickup. (850) 584-8235. '
1981 Sportscraft 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.

Min. qualifications: H/S diploma or GED
and progressive responsibilities with a
combination of training which provides the
required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
EMT exp. is preferred. Req.-nclude those.
established by Section 633.34, 633.35,
F.S., as relates to initial firefighter
certifications. Must receive certification
as an Emergency Meical Technician as
prescribed in F.S .~,hapler 401 and
Florida Rules 10D-66 within one year of
hire. Possession of a current Emergency
Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) cert. or
equiv. is req, & valid Fl. Class E drivers
license. Preference given for EMT and fire
safety inspector experience. Full job
description and application, can be
obtained .from Taylor Employment
Connections, 224 N. Jefferson, Perry, FL.
32347, 850 584-7604 Position open until
filled. For questions about the position,
contact Chief Miller 850 838-3522. Drug
testing, FDLE background check.
EO/AAVP employer.

Truck Driver/Warehouse: Must have CDL
and be able to obtain Hazmat Certification.
Must be able to use pallet jack, drum dolly
and be able to lift 120 pounds. Home
nights and weekends, 401K, vacation.
(850) 584-4467. Equal Opportunity
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Certified Dietary Manager Madison
SNursing Center (located in Madison, FL
between Tallahassee and Valdosta, GA)
is a 60-bed Skilled Care Facility, looking
for an energetic and caring team member
to lead our Dietary staff. Prior experience
in a Nursing Home with MDS and Care
Planning is a "must!" We are small, but
are a part of a wonderful company with
caring individuals who have a desire to
improve the lives of our Residents and
Staff. Call 850-973-4880 Ask lor Jane
Davis, Administrator.

A Behavioral Health Care Center is
currently seeking:
$12.92 OPS STATUS.
For more information and a complete
listing of available positions:
(850) 523-3217 or 1(800)226-2931
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle N.E Tallahassee,
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Drug-Free Workplace
10/19, 10/21AC
FT Carpenter, High school diploma or
equivalent desired. Finish carpentry and
exterior siding required. EOE; DFW,
Criminal Background checks required.
Apply in person at ACV Personnel
Department Mon. thru Fri., 9:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m., Carter Village Hall, 10680 CR
136, Dowling Park, FL; fax resume to (386)
658-5160; or visit www.ACVillage.net.

Driver Dedicated Regional
weekend guaranteed 65%
preloaded/Pretqrped, Avg. $818-
$896/wee.1k 'Parr time opening aailable
Jacksonville, Fl. Terminal. CDL-A
required. 877-428-5627, www.ctdrivers.com
Driver--driver home weekly $.40 plus $.03,
10/19 "

Routeman (Amusement machines)--
collections, repairs, some electronic skills
helpful, salaried position, valid drivers
license, send resume to P.O. Box 1971,
Perry, FL32348.
10/19-11/11 .
Relief Advocates
Taylor County
Provide crisiss intervention and
dimestic/sexual violence counseling to
hotline callers and residents.. Assist
residents and their children in a
community living environment. Crisis
intervention skills required, Part-time,
every other weekend and vacation
coverage may require some overnights.
Requires Bachelor's degree in social work
or two years related experience.
ANAEOE Refuge House is committed to
respecting and valuing diversity.. Please
send resume with cover- letter stating
position being applied for to: Refuge
house, Inc., P.O.' Box 20910,
Tallahassee, FL 32316, Fax 413-0395.

Madison County Memorial Hospital Full-
Time Insurance Biller. Mon.-Fri. 8:00-4:30,
experience preferred. Call HR (850) 973-
2271 or fax resume to (850).973-8151.
Madison County Memorial Hospital Full-
Time Admissions Supervisor. Mon.-Fri.
8:00-4:30, experience preferred. Call HR
(850) 973-2271 or fax resume to (850) 973-

Now Hirin

Nurses & CNm i~n

Ful-Tie r P rt-im

Office Assistant (Part-time 20 hours per
week 12:30 to 4:30 M-F). Duties include:
Assist with duplication of materials;
answer telephone; type documents;
maintain inventory. Complete job
description on web site. Qualifications:
Must be High School Graduate. Proficient
in Microsoft software. Typing test will be
Applications to: Director HR, North Florida
Community College, 325 NW Turner
Davis Drive, Madison, Florida 32340. A
complete packet includes: resume and
application (available at www.nfcc.edu).
Questions call 850-973-9487. Application
packet must be received by 10/21/2005.

HELP WANTED: Roofer &'roofer helpers
wanted. Must have own vehicle & valid
DL, drug free workplace. Carpentry
experience a plus. Please call 386-294-
10/19, 21AC
Helper needed to bury underground power
lines. Good pay and benefits. 352-258-

Director of Marketing
Advent Christian Village
658-5627 (JOBS)
FT marketing director: Bachelor's degree
in marketing, advertising, or related field
required. Supervisory experience required.
Five or more years marketing experience
desired, senior adult housing/services
experience strongly preferred. Good
benefits, great working environment. EOE;
Drug Free Workplace; criminal background
checks required. Apply in person at ACV
Personnel Department Mon thru Fri, 9:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Carter Village Hall,
10680 CR 136, Dowling Park, FL; fax
resume to (386) 658-5160.
10/7,10/12,10/14, 10/19ACV

Needed for local Project
Hiring Immediately
Southeast Electrical Contractors
EOE-Drug Free Workplace

Check Station Positions Available
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission is hiring
'. '*^ersonriF'~nr,, seasonal :asl t'i t',i'' C h
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

Receptionist, PRN
Medical Assistant/Licensed Practical Nurse,
Full-Time, PRN Madison, Perry
Emergency Medical Tech, Full-Time

Environmental Services:
Housekeeper, PRN

Food Services:
Cook/Aide, PRN

Home Health Agency:
OT, RPT, PTA, Full-Time, Part-Time, PRN
RN, LPN, CNA, Full-Time, PRN

Part-time infant nursery attendant needed
for Sunday mornings and special events.
Must be over 18 years old and have prior
experience in providing infant care.
Background check and fingerprinting will
be required. Mail resume including 3
references to first Presbyterian Church,
PO Box 837, Perry, Florida 32348.



Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Next Class: Oct. 24th
Train in Florida
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement Assistance
Associated Traning Services

Aucilla ,Christian Academy is currently
accepting applications for a bus driver
position. Must have (or be willing to
obtain) a CDL class B with P and S
endorsements. Also, must be a positive,
Christian role model. For information or to
apply, please contact the school at 997-

System administrator FOR TAYLOR CO.
$34,777+benefits. This position will be
resp. to direct, coordinate and support
local area computer network activities.
Min. qualifications: Four year deg. in a
Computer Networking or a related field.
and/or completion of Network related
program from a Technical/Vocational
School or job exp. in the Network
Admin./PC support field. Ed. can be
sub. on a y-t-y basis for work exp. A+
Certification (Required);Network Plus
(Required); Microsoft Cert. Systems
Engiieer iMCSEi is not required. but a.
-c.lu: tj ln a concentration on Windows
.2000 or 2003 server. Direct exp. In
managing PCs in a LAN environ.
Contact Taylor Employment
Connections, 224 N. Jefferson, for
review of job descrip. and req. or
submission of application. Direct
questions concerning position to Jackie
Koeller 838-3500X7. Position open until
filled. Drug testing.EO,AA,VP employer.

Imaging Services:
Ultrasound Tech, PRN

Medical Lab Tech, Full-Time, PRN

Registered Nurse, Med-Surg, PRN
Ucensed Practical Nurse, Med-Surg, PRN
Certified Nurse Assistant, Med-Surg, PRN

Patient Accounting:
Registration Clerk, PRN

Surgical Services:
Surgical Tech, PRN

Drua.Free Workplace Equal Opportunity Employer

Prestige Home Center

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

S. 1 .--BRAND NEW-
'o i ..: :: Choose from
"-:. / t2 or 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
/ Exceeds New Gov't. Standards

I L 275..

Includes AC, Heat, Skirting & Steps

No Down Payment for Landowners!

(60 Other Homes to Choose From!)
Eggs are Cheaper in the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
N. Hwy. 19, Chiefland 800-477-2492

The City of Perry is accepting
applications for. the following
Community Development
Must possess working knowledge of
all phases of building construction,
experience in enforcement of building
codes, supplemented with responsible
administrative experience, or some
equivalent combination of experience
and training. State certification as a
general building contractor may be
substituted for field construction

Req: Must have a 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 training 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 Ranqe: olos v-i

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

Doctors' Memorial Hospital is now hiring for the positions listed below. Our 48-bed acute care
facility offers a competitive salary and benefits packager retirement plan, and flexible scheduling.
Please fax resume to the Human Resources Department at (850) 584-0661, E-Mail to
Idianam@doctorsmemorial.com, or call (850) 584-0866.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Local John Deere Dealership is looking for
an experienced technician to diagnose,
repair and provide general maintenance for
construction and forestry equipment.
Qualified candidate must have-full range
of tools, be customer service oriented, and
require little supervision.
Our company provides a drug-free
environment with competitive pay,
excellent health and dental benefits, and
401(k) Retirement & Profit Sharing Plan. .
'Qualified applicants should send resume
Sto H.R. Manager, P.O. Box 3329, Albany,
GA 31706 or email resume to

Florida Department of Transportation has a
vacancy in Taylor County for the following
Position #55004473, Broad Band Title:
Truck. Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer,
Working Title: Senior Heavy Equipment
Operator, Last date to apply: October 28,
2005, For more information call (850) 838-
5800. ,To j,pply online go to:
or call 1-877-562-7287. The Department of
Transportation is an Equal Employment
Opportunity. Affirmative Action and Drug
Free Workplace employer.


B-5 The Taco Times October 19, 2005.

SLetters to the Editor

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 as set
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 coniact
Taylor Emplovment Corineclions 224 N.
Jefferson lor lull loci description /
requiremernl d and application Taylor
Cunly i5 an Equal
C pporlunrilyiAffrmalive Action Employer
Pre-Hire drug screen & FDLE background
check. Any queiionrs concerning Ihe
positions s',,juld be directed to Melody
Cox 838-3501'A Position is open until
S 9/!4tf

Roommate wanted'io share large block
home. Must be honest, reliable and drug
Free 223-3219.
S 10/14-21 .

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

SWant to buy a good used: wide, 14-16 ft.
S log;, aluminum John Boatewith deep
sides call 584.6930
10/12-10/21 .

Need a Tutor" Learn Spanish Read, wrile,
speak understand Improve your English
grammar. spelling, writing, reading We
leach children and adults. Call 584-6968
10/7-10128.1 .



Dries in 3-4 hours


S .1 's Tree Service and Lawn Care
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind slumps Call today 838-1280
Firewood lor sale

Reverse the aging process Feel healthier.
Look better Lose weight. Control blood
sugar. choleslerol blood pressure. Prevent
disease from occurring Unlock the secret.

The Handyman experts honest woTk!
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured Specializing in house painting.
interior. etc, mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet vinyl, wood floor ceramic
ie. and repairs Call 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776 officel 25 years

Clay Swindle, L L.C. All types ot
remodeling docks, decks, windows, door
framing, add on additions porches screen
enclosures, painting interior & exterior 18
yrs exp licensed & insured Free
Estimate, call 850-223-1780 or 843-1941
leave message Commercial &

A-2-Z Farm and Lawn Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing dirt leveling.
ra'e work and complete lawn services
Call 584.6737 leave message

Free Estimates, Bucket Truck Available,
will clean off house roofs Licensed &
Insured Call John (Sesockl. (850) 584-
2027 or (850) 591-8301

A+ Blanco Home Cleaning Service, (850)
223-1523 Letty Blanco, Licensed &

I am a certified CNA looking to take care
of your loved one's will do private duty. in
home, hosp, ect, call, 584-7303.

Installation and repairs done at a good
price No overhead. Direct savings to you
30 years experience 850-838-9050.
: please leave a message
,, 11/3tfBR

Find out what Taylor
County is all about...


(850) 584-5513

l.raiiii i.:e. which title hereinafter
,c'o;:. : will be considered for
e .'.r,.:ii,6,i by the Board of County
Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida,
at a public hearing on November 7,
";,':'5 ar .:. 2 : m. or as soon thereafter
.3: ie rr. atre, .-:ar. be heard, in the
C.':..r, .'-.:.rrr,,:;',:.r, Meeting Room,
f."n-,:.al,... Complex located at 201
Eo:t Green, '~i et, Perry, Florida. Copies
-'of said ordinance may be inspected by
any member of the public at the Office
of the County Administrator,
'Administrative Complex, located at 201
Ea.3: t Gren Street, Perry, Florida, during
rgu3'j.i' business hours, On the date,
lirne ard place first above mn-nrl.:.,-ea.
all interested persons may appear ano
cc rnean ai .. ir. i'.i i 'to the ordinance.
*r. 'C..I.'ll .rJ E .'DI: ,l ,: C O LI iT,
-FLORIDA, .AMENDING 3.7, ;cirlA E j ,
OUNTY C 'r..'!fI HI:JI;l. F'L-r UJi i D er
4AFF I-, DItED DECEMBER 7, 2004;
,rPDir. Arl i':'- 3 il CONFLICT; AND'
Pi', ,. IDiri, .;I t EFFECTIVE DATE.
Te public hearing may be continued to
,ne or more future dates. Any
,nrie,:rI'e c.a i/ :'rjall oi olsed mnao
Ire dole. rime ana place O 1 ,oanr
c:.rillnuoilorin r,, a public nearing snail
be 3nrncuricea ,3uilr,.- ine public
riearin an a Ir no r further notice
,r,nc.err.in.j Ihe maner sill ne published
A1 pi:,:.n o, adc isea ohi It rney
.decide rao apaeoi an/ aecisrlon nrrde
at In puO l rneo iing. hey ill nee a
rc.3:. .1 cr Inre ioceeoir,,:i od. lor
:unh ,Fu'JriC,.'e ire. mao need 1v ensure
in.r a o er .olim iecor, or tne
c. oC.':eaing: : maode ,nich record
;rn.cjdes irte telim:.r,, and evidence
irc.ri .,nl.- r, ir.e a.o eaC l :i to be'b sed.
i n/ i ; -...

JuIS DALL .Crll'i .
CASE NO. 05-471 -CA
f ,. CL,.'):r IHIL')iO u
rorli'A L'r111 REEVES. 11 alive, and if
dead tInr urirnoornr, ,oujes heirs.
de,-iee:, grarnees cieali.:ls and all
oiner partie: clairning Dy. rnougn. under
or against i her me urino/r, spouses.
neir: de.jiisel granteer and ciedirors
or aeceaed pesns on and oll orner
Dories claimring Ini..ugn under or
oganst rner ana all unknown natural
De'ron, Il aif and I riefaa o[ nor
," n ,,-r,'iA r b ad: ri o,,i'e ;nall s .'4 i
and reisectlie unkn-,own spouses, neirs
aepisees. giaarniee and creditors. or
oiner oorties claiming ov inrougn or
under ihose r ,jnnc,..-n natural persons:
and, ir.n? several and respective
unknoi.n a:iigni. succe;.:,rs in Inlerest.
Truleeas 01 on, .-,ner oei:on claiming
b,. through. undci or against any
Oirporaiionn or otrer legal enrlrv named
as daeenloaanr ana all claimanrs.
per;ons or parties naoruioi i coCpoirore.
or rose exact legal status is unknown
Scidmming unaer any, of Ie aove-e
named or described daeenjdonts or
Dpripes claiming I0 no-,e any nigni. title or
'ieresr in ana drc tr.e lands neremnafer
NOiilCE O0F ACilOll
i1 0 1lRILi'l J 14/LOR. JAMES
-AlD iO ,iA Li rIJ EE yES II olive. and li
dead Iheir unkno.rn spouses. heirs.
dei-isees, granrees, cieasiror and'all
otrer ponies claiming by. rnrough under
'brgoainst rn.er, rne unknown spouses.
heirs de;i.eeSi grantees and creditors
of aeceasoe person ana all olher
poarie claiming by Ihrough under or
against ineir anr all Iurnknown narurIa
persons i oali,e and ir aead or nor
kno.n ro Bd. aaeocd r olive heir several
and ires~ecli.e junFn.-:..n Spou;es. neirs.
devcees gianrees ana creaoitrs. or
orier Dolriel claiming ov inrougn or
unoer nose ,urkrnorn natural persons'
and ine Se.eaiol ana respective
unkrno'..n assigns Luccesiois in interest.
trustees5 ano, oiner person claiming
by rhrougr, unaer or against any
coiporollon or l.:nel Iegal entity named
as. defendant and all claimants
peins or paries rnaliuial r coriroore,
,r wnr.oe eaci legal ;ioaus Is unknown.
claimingg under an,' of e e above
named or aesciioed .delendanrs or
pariles claiming to hoae anv right tille or
SnTerest in andr 10 Ire lands nerelnoaer
..YOU ARE HEREB/ rOltlFIED final an action
4 q141t rIle I0 rne oll:'wring property in
S,iovioi Ciuni,' Florida
Pricel # 36 0J-07.05826'0i0
EtiOhCK 2 Ulllt rO 1 OF COLONIAL
nls been tiled ogainsi yOu ana vou are
rIauled 10 serve a cop ,:!1 your wrllnen
desenses II any to it on me olaintlflis
narome, MUICHAEL S 51IIH SI.,lirH. SMIIH
Dia.ver 579 Pesi Floriaa 32348 on or
c~elore NOVE.IBER I i 2005 anod ile me
original answer or pleading wltn mec
Clerk of mnis Court eliner Defoic service
on Ihe Plainrifnis attorney .:r immealarely
ineiearter. otneri.lse a aeiauii will be
entered against you Ior tmhe relief
demanded in rne Complainr to Quiet
WifHESS my rond and ollcial seal Ir.i
Lr'i dao of October 2,05X
Clerk of rne Circurt Curun

Taylor County, Florida
.'P O Draer 620
' i Perr, Florida S23.181
. B,' rMOrll LO.0119
Deputy Clerk
10/12, 19

Jefferson County Board of County
Ccmmiss'.oners is seeking acoilcants for
SFie,'Peicue ,-bier In' the
deportment of Ambulonce/Fire
SJob description ond application: ,ma
be oDroinea in the Office of Cleik ,,i
Circuit Court, Room 10, County
Courthouse, Monticello, Florida. Salary
aonge is S34 81900 52 229 00
*. '.lin.mim Qualifications are
Kno.,ledge ofl fire ser..ice and
emergency medical' service
management piincilies and practices
Knovieage of modern practices ,n
Ilrefilhting ana emergency medical
Abillly to lead ona moti.ale on
organization ona group of peoclfl
Aoilil/ 10 make decisions in, emergency..
AAbiity To communicole effeciirei, In
rriring ara orally
Abillly tO delegate aurnorit'/ and to
supervise the work of subOrdinoaes
Ability to establish working relation'.nlps
with employees and the public
ADililly to esiobiish and maintain an.
operoring Dudger
SEucacion and experience needed:
Graduation from an accredited high
scnoci o possession of on eQuivalenc,,
Possession of a four f4) year degree In
Fire Administration. Business
Administratlon, Public Administraoion or a
related field is preferred
Five (5) years of progressively more
responsible authority in the fire service
with ar least two (2) years service as a
supervisor in a similar department
(A comparable amount of training
education or experience mai be
substituted for the aoove minimum
Licenses. Certlllcatlons or Reglstrations"
Florida State Minimum Siardardi
Certiication as a Firefighter
Registration as on Emergency Medical
Possession of a valid Florida Driler s
Essentiao Physical Skills.
Must meet physical requirements as
established by department policy
Must meet physical requirements os
indicated for Store Certificallon
Must endure sustained acts of pnysicol
exhaustion ana ensure periods of duty
under unfavorable and life threatening
Light (up to 15 pounds) lifting and
Environmental Conditions'
Works inside and occasionally outside in
emergency situations
Reasonable accommodation will oe
made for otherwise qualified inal.'iduals
with a disability.
Applications will be accepted untll 5L
D m Ngvember 1 2005 ot tne Office
of Clerk of Circuit Court. Address
above Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. Drug Free Workplace
Drug resting is a reaulred port of pre.
employment physical Applicants witn a
disability should contact the above
office for accommodation
10/19. 26BCCM

undersigned intends to sell the personal
property described below ro1enforce a
lien imposed on said property under ine
Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statures
(section 83.801-83.809)
the undersigned will sell at public sale by
competitive bidding on me 21st day of
October 2005, or 5-00 p.m on the
premises were said property has been
stored and which are located at Lock &
Key Mini Storage, 1309 S Jefferson Street
Perry. Floriao, County of Taylor. Saote of
Floriao, me following
Jose Colon. Unit FBl. nousehold goods
Tamiko Harris. Unit E8. household goods
Timothy Williams. Unit C17. household
Desiree Jordan, Unit CI1, household
Victoria Williams. Unit B17, household
Billy Williamson. Unit B2. household goods
Alexis Thomas, Unit A15. household
Purchases must be paid for at the rime
of purchase in cash or creal/aebit card
only' All purchased units sold as is wneie
are and Items must be removed and
unit cleaned at the time of sale Sale
subject to cancellation in the event of
settlement between owner and
obligated party
Dared this 5n day of October. 2005
10/5 10/14, 10/19

Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Dote. November 1. 2005
Subject of Hearing 1 ) HIPAA Pri,acy
Rule 2 ) Criminal Backgrouna and
Employment Policy
Street A copy of this polIcy may De
obtained from rhe Superintendents
Oscar M Howard Jr
Superintendent of Schools
10/05. 10/12, 10/19. 10/26

Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date November 15. 2005
Subject of hearing 1.) Staff use of
wireless communicotions.cell phones.
2.) Procedures for media coverage
within Taylor County Schools
Street A copy of this policy may De
obtained from the Superintendenrs
Oscar M Howard Jr
Superintendent of Schools
1019. 10/26, 11/2., 11/9

Notice is nereov given to Kenneth Scort
Roberson. Unless Doayment is made on

1985 Doage D150 VIN
187FD14T2FS645772 for towing service on
9/25/05 Vehicle will be auctioned on
the 4th day of Novemoer. 2005, @ 10
a m at Thomas Chevrolet. 2128 Hwy 19
S. Perry. Fl

Continued from page 2
them by giving them information
they need to arrest folks in our
.community who profit from
selling poison to our family
members and friends.
Demonizing the addict is not the
answer, nor is, demonizing the
drug dealer. I heard a suggestion at
the summit. the other day about
putting a sign in the front yard of
every drug .dealer. If you do that,
you are telling the person that he
can never change, and you are
heaping more shame and
, degradation upon every innocent
person in that household. Believe
me, for those who use or sell
drugs, and for those innocent
family members affected by it,
there is plenty of'shame to go
around. People do change. I was:
an alcoholic. My husband was a
crack-smoking I.V. drug user. I
was a bit surprised when Mr.
Hadley himself said that in his
earlier years, he also used drugs.
This is not an issue of race or
ethnicity. We spend many hours
every week with addicts ini
Recovery, and they come from all
socio-economic and ethnic
backgrounds. It is my opinion that
this is not a moral issue, either,
although substance abuse and
alcoholic/drug addiction .cause
Moral decay in the lives of those
Affected. Addiction is a disease
That requires intervention and
treatment. Not every'person who
needs help wants it, and
unfortunately, not every person
who wants help has easy access to
: it. Even for people in detox. it is
difficult to get into treatment. If
Syou don't have excellent health
Insurance, you can't go to many
Treatment centers.' The cost is
Anywhere from $15,000 to
$60,000 a month for private
treatment, and there is a three- to
four-week wailing list to get into.
most state sponsored treatment
centers. Treatment at a faith-based
facility is far more accessible, and
Many of them are very reputable. ,
For every person desperate
enough to go any length to get

it, recovery is possible. If we
spent all our time trying to
contact people we know who are
back out somewhere using, we
'would have no time left to spend
with those who sincerely want to
change. I've seen a few hopeless
cases find hope, joy and a new
way to live in recovery. Those
who make it are the ones who are
honest with' themselves about
their addiction, actively work a
program that requires surrender to
God and personal accountability,
and regularly attend meetings and
have contact with other recovering
addicts. The Way of Serenity Inc.
hopes to someday have a sober
living facility and eventually a
faith-based treatment center here in
Perry. If that is to happen, we will
need the cooperation and support
of our city and county officials,
and every person who said they
wanted to do something about the
drug problem.
Again, this war on drugs is

being fought on many fronts. It-
will take all of our efforts to gain
victory. We need the continued-.
dedication of our law enforcement..
officers, prevention education inm
our schools, positive activities and_
mentoring for our youth aind:-
practical access to treatment for.-
every person who wants help. BUiE
most of all, it will take a decisiojE--
on the part of every citizen to de-7+
what we can. When ,God calleif-
Moses to lead the children of Isral-
out of bondage, Moses made the
excuse that he wasn't equipped to
do the job. God asked Moses the
same question He is asking each
of us. "What is in your hand?"
Moses had only his shepherd's
staff. God used the ordinary to do
something extraordinary. We all
have something to give to see the
children of Perry delivered from
the bondage of drugs. What is in
your hand?
Robin Gray-Strickland -

What do you care about?

Dear Editor:
How.in God's name can we do
this to our children?
Forty-two .families in
Jacksonville are suing the JEA
over the coal-burning power
plant's emissions there--the very
same power plant that is being
forced on the people of Taylor
Give us a vote!
They are suing because they all
have children who were born four
years ago;/perfect, happy and
healthy, children that are now
brain damaged (autism).
Coal-burning power plants are
the highest emitters of
atmospheric mercury poisoning
(in the air). This causes brain and
neurological damage; our youngest
are most at its mercy. At the last
county commission meeting, Pat
Patterson proposed a motion to
give the people a vote on this
issue. There was no second to the
motion b\ any four of the other

county commissioners. Why? As
you know, property values have
been escalating. I have recently
contacted a realtor to sell my
property. If this plant is built
here, our land won't be worth a
wooden nickel.
I ask the county commissioners: -
1) Why don't you give us a
2) Why don't you care about ou
children? -
3) Why don't you care about the_:
rest of us?
4) Why don't you care about -
destroying property values in
Taylor County?
And last, but not least, 5) What-
do you care about? -
This plant will not provide=';i
energy for us. It will, however, i
provide energy to the Reedy Power
plant in Central Florida; this plant
provides energy to Disney.
I pray, God help us all from
more poisoning. Give us a vote!
Diane Perry

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Letters to the Editor

'Bhouldn't school administrators live here, too?'

De4r Editor: change had been made and they
I: am a former varsity head were going with someone within
baseball coach. I coached the the school system. I do not have a
varsity team last year and prior to problem with that, but I think the
that coached the J.V. team. the notification process was handled
previous three years. I would like poorly at best.
tothrow out a couple of issues for The superintendent of schools
theS public to digest since the told me that it was the principal's
controversy over coaches and decision. The principal at the high
supplements has come out. school never returned my call. I do
3-am not a teacher or employed not feel my removal was a
iiiEthe school system. I do, baseball decision, but a political
lwiiever, work, reside and pay decision based on my criticism of
taxes in Taylor County. I was athletic funding here in Taylor
ieilaced as the varsity coach and to County. I know the current head
this day have never been told by a coach and wish him nothing but
s.'liool official why. I was told at good luck.
tlj golf course by a former teacher I would like everyone to know
wlio is a friend of mine. The also that a coach last year received'
athletic director at the'high school a supplement in a non-
di4 leave me a voice mail message supplemental position. I am not
two days after the fact telling me a sure how that can be done but it

Confusion over coal plant

prompts Internet research

jDear Editor coal power plant. Today.my topic
-If this letter reaches you too is a big one... asthma.
late, if a decision has been made If you are interested--and we all
concerning this coal project that should ber-search the web for
seems to have everyone in a fizzy, www.cleartheair.prg. Why does
Lam sorry. If not, I'm glad. .. :this interest me so much? Because

--Iam in a state of confusion and
when I'm confused, I need to know
what is going on. I will admit I
have not been following this
project the way I should have,
-being a citizen of the United
States of America and a citizen of
_Taylor County (taxpayer and
voter). So let me tell you'why I
am confused.

-- would love to know what the
big guys in this county know that
the big guys in other counties do--
iot know that rejected this coal
project: If other counties did their
research and realized that it is not
thg best for their citizens, then
what makes you commissioners of
this county so sure that you are
making the right decision. Is it
our health and life as opposed to
deals, and whatever else? Just
asking. And why won't you agree
tfthe citizens of this town to take
ijto the polls? After all, who died
ill made you all God?
i ver the next weeks to come, I
wt1 be writing letters to the editor
iRhdifferent topics concerning this

,like most people'I know, my
grandson suffers from asthma, and
I have chronic bronchitis. Please
don't get me wrong this time, I
am doing this research for'
everyone in Taylor County.
Asthma. I will keep my reports
short, to the point. Do you know
that smog and fine particles
pollution have a devastating
impact on our nation's 14.9
million asthma sufferers, one out
of every three victims being a
child. In 1997, in the Eastern,
--United States. alone, ozone/smog
triggered over six million asthma
attacks and sent almost 160,000
people the emergency room. Now
don't think for one minute that the
year 1997 has been so' long ago
that we should ignore this report. I
This I know for myself, no
amount of jobs or money is worth
our lives. Wake up, tell your,
commissioners you will not stand
for this. I ari!
We will be heard now with our
votes... or later.'The ball is in
your court commissioners.
Jenny Miller

I am.not going to get involved
in the soccer controversy as I do
not know enough about it and the
current coach is a friend of mine,
but I do know how my situation
was handled and it was handled
poorly. It is ironic that I was told
the head coach in a supplemental
position has to come within the

school system--a fact I have no
problem with, but we have at least
one principal and one dean in our
local schools who do not even live
in Taylor County.
I would think someone in an
administrative position, in the
school system should live in the
county they are employed by.
Richard Carr



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The 2005 Florida Forest Festival Board of Directors has more than 275 years of collective
S volunteer experience. Members invite you to join them Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22,
as they toast 50 years of forestry memories. Shown above are: (front) Ray Whitfield and Rick
Olcott; (left to right) Lori Wiggins, Evelyn Day, Allison Bishop, Suezette Stephens, Dawn
Taylor, Mark Viola and Audie Towles; (back) Rob Gray and Deidra McRory Newman. Not pictured
are board members: Dan Simmons, Pat.Barbaree, Angela M. Castelucci, Diane Ching, John Fish,
Linda. Peacock, Ella Mae Parrish and Karl Morgan. Also not shown is festival secretary Donna
S.. ... Bre er.

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In .1956, the citizens of TaylorCounty decided to stage a countywide Pine Tree according to a study released earlier this year by the florida ForestrYAssociation
Festival as an educational tool to reduce forest fires that we crippling the county's and the University of oida, forsy is now the largest. agricultul industry in
FII e ooridaa moretthan avosn cityrufs try^ "
economic base--the timber industryflorda ore than even cis.
Over the ymarsethe festival rew and accomplished its aim so well tat by 1965 in 2003 Florida's forest products had a total economic output above $16.5
Toylor County could boas the eset fire record inthe nation. billion Talor County led the pack with an outputjust sy of $2 billion ($1.94
in 1965 Taylor County ws the top treeproducing county in the south and Florida billion)., giving it the largest output inthe state.The repot also credited the forestr
Governor Haydon Burns and the Florida Cabinet proclaimed Taylor County"Tree industry andrelated fields with 7.700jobs in Taylor Coty.
Capital of the South." U.S. Congress in Don Fuquaciade the satneproclamatfi -/ With this news in mind, we v o e in
at the urging of Gv. Burns, the Pine Tree Festival then became the Florida Forest aFor 50 years th Florida Forest Festival has highlighted the forestry industry that
Fe l ...a has sustained our community.
Fee goal, of the Florda Forest Festival became--and remains--that of promoting What began as a way to promote forest fire prevention has grown to become a
the benefits f" s in Forida." The festival is the best media' ailable to tell signature event in Taylor County. We hope to continue that tradition this year as we
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Performances Oct. 21, 22
Timbrrrrr! Tours for area elementarysudni biing tree topping, stock saw;
Vood. chips i h l, tlying .s the Thre. shows will also be 'speed climbing and log
J1i. u.h annual Florida ForeS Fe.II..al presented Saturday, Oct. 22. at rolling.
..coin s .th, ',ronmn' of 1:30 p.m.', 2:30 p.m.,and 4 p.m. Unlike other 'competitions,
g lumberjack sport. ;r or o da, ,.of Top athletes from -caross the u which riay feature chopping but no

21, during the a nus l Huoritoa D[s chokerman's race, axe throw, speed D h awn Taylor said.

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Visiting queens...page A-3 Little King Er Queen...page B-6
Co-poTimeline...prage A-4 Festiva alty... audee C-will find
Entertainment. ..page B-i DOF History...page C-2
2005 Jr. Miss...page 8-2 Baby Photos...page C-7
Crosscut saw competition, log rolling and much more re all part of the Ironjack umberack additional information aboutny of the FloridaForest Festival events listed
Timber Team p dances slated Oct. 21 and22 at Forest Capital Park apart of the 50th special edition please contact the festival at ) 584-REEnt(8733).
i 2 nIg The t m2 drhicnh Dwilol include lumberjacks and lumberjills, are iacee T
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Two-day appearance

Welcome, Miss Florida!

The 50th annual Florida Forest
Festival will welcome Miss
Florida Mari Wilensky as its very
special guest Friday, Oct: 21, and.
Saturday, Oct. 22.
Timberland Ford of Perry is
sponsoring the two-day guest
Wilensky, a senior at the.
University of Florida, will take
part in the Mr. and Mrs. Tourist
Reception Friday morning at the
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce and will be on the
reviewing stand at the Great Bed
Race iand Gaslight'Parade Friday
She \ill alo 'be introduced at
the Hom6comning Reception slated
later that night at ihc Perry Garden
,On Saturda\. Wiicnsk, will ride
in the King Tree Parade and will
take part in opening ceremonies at
Forest Capital Park.
Wilcnsky is currently majoring
in exercises and sport sciences, and
will graduate in December.
She already holds an associate's
degree from Florida Community
College and is a 2003 graduate of
The Bolles School.
She plans to seek a career in
child advocacy.
Among her accomplishments,
Wilensky has been awarded the
"Successful Role Model Award"
for leadership, scholarship and.
community. service;, the
Exemplary Community Service
Award by WTLV-TV; and is the
founder and president of Literally
At Risk, Inc., a noi-for-profit
: corporation.
.She established the' Adopt-a-
Grandparent Program' in her
community and has logged in'.
excess of 1,200 hours of
community service.
Personal highlight include
ha ing a. pet pig named Daisy and
working as a principal actor on an
episode of America's Most
S Wilensk\ graduated from high
school and Florida Community


College concurrently with an A.A.
degree in the summer of 2003,

which enabled her to enter the
University of Florida as a junior.
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waiting to ride down
Jefferson Street:
* Miss Old South
* Miss Florida Seafood
* Little Miss Pioneer Day
* Little Miss North Florida
* Watermelon Queen & Jr. Miss

m rEsfie JWaiimra- -ms
Miss North Florida Kyhe Jean Williams

The six reigning queens from the United States National Forestry Pageant
include: (top row, from left) Queen Crystal Haralson and Teen Miss Laura
Warren; (middle row) Tiny Miss Lauren Etchells and Little Miss Crystal Mock;
(bottom row) Miss Hospitality Ejaye Craig and Junior Miss Taylor Stanfield.

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Vintage cars

have seen'50

candles before

The Annual Antique Car Show
will make its return for the 50th
annual Florida Forest Festival this
year, as vintage car owners have a
chance. to showcase their rides in
the King Tree Parade, as well as
compete for trophies in 20
different classes.
The Annual Car Show will be
held at Forest Capital Park on
Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at
1:30 p.m., but car owners will
have the chance to show off their
vehicles during the Gaslight
Parade, scheduled for Friday, Oct.
21, beginning at dark, just after
the annual bed races in.downtown
Registration will be held for the
Saturday show from 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. and judging will take place at
1:30 p.m. An. awards presentation
will follow at 4 p.m..
Registration :fee is $17 in
advance and $20 day of the show.
For more information, contact
Tyson Hill at 843-0034.
Entrants mayreceive trophies in
the following divisions:
Production stock--1900-34;
Production stock--1935-48;
Production stock--1949-72;
SProduction stock--1973-04;
SCorvette (modified)--1953-05;
Mopar-all--through 2005;
SStreet rod--1900-48;
Street machine--1949-05;
Muscle car--1964-72;
Custom-all--through 2005;
4x4 all-;through 1999;
SSpecial interest VW-all--
through 2005; and
Special interest-all--hrough.
"I really want to give a special
thanks to ,this year's sponsor,
Motorvation." said Hill. "Without
our sponsors, this event would not
be as successful each years it is."
Motoration is located on
Industrial Park Dri\e.

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Now Available:
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Wanda Cash, President
118 E. Main St.
(850)584-4478 or 584-6409
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for their dedicated service.

October 22, 2005

"We extend a special

invitation to all

to attend our'

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Adams serves as keynote
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1959-Aboy looks down
at the nirde he enmred in
the festival urtle race

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1970- Gov.Claude Kirls. 1973- laylor Couorr g-e
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50 Years

The first ittte
King and Queen
competition Is held

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1969- Profeisional wrecer
Bob Roop appeal as

1970 Mrs iommy Hid. and
her dlddren enjoy mulle[ at the
World's bgest fre Fih Fry

1973 \,
Forest Capital
State Museum

1977- Maranne McKeen.
Miss Dominion of Canada,
visis the fesual

Taylor County's
Moon Tree, from
a seed which
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Staff writer
Everything has a beginning, and so too does Taylor County's signature
event, the Florida Forest Festival.
In 1956, having suffered a series of devastating forest fires, the people
of Taylor County decided to hold a festival to celebrate forestry and
promote forest fire prevention.
Thus, the Pine Tree Festival was born.
That first festival was attended by some 5,000 people who saw Pine
Tree Festival Queen Carol Smith and a parade featuring firefighters,
military reserve units, bands and rodeo riders. There was also a giant free
BBQ for all those attending.
They say no two snowflakes are alike. The same can be said of the
pinecones that cover the woodlands of Taylor County. And of that very
first festival, and the 49 which have followed--including the one this year-
-no two festivals have ever been the same.
The festivals have seen a wide variety of events come and then fade
away while others have stayed around like old friends..
The third annual Pine Tree Festival in 1958 had entertainment headlined
by Hawkshaw Hawkin's Grand Ole Opry Show.
Already some current festival favorites were showing their faces,
including a fireworks display and forestry contests, among them a slippery
pole contest.
The 1958 festival also had a pine seed scramble, with 900 aluminum
painted pine seeds mixed in with a thick mat of pine chips. Boys and girls
up to eight years old and boys ages 8 to 12 were allowed to jump in and
hunt. What resulted was described as the "wildest scramble and pouncing


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that one could imagine."
SThe next year, 1959, brought a turtle race, a frog race and a "one arm,
one paddle boat race" around the duck pond at Jaycee Park, where the
festivals were being held. That fourth festival also sported a large free fish
fry which fed the some 8,000 estimated festival-goers.
It wouldn't be until 1965 that the moniker "World's Largest Free Fish
Fry" would be added to the event.

FFF's 8th annual Heritage

Luncheon salutes retirees
Area forest industry retirees will be saluted at the 8th annual Heritage
Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 12 noon. The lunch is sponsored by
the Florida Forest Festival, and Foley Timber and Land Company. The
Division of Forestry will also contribute to the event by displaying a
collection of local historic pictures.
Invitations have been extended to approximately 80 individuals (and
spouses).. "It is a special occasion to preserve and appreciate the heritage
of the forest industry in our county and the surrounding area," said Ray
Whitfield, event chairman.
For more information, please call Foley Timber and Land at (850) 838-


That same year Governor Haydon Burns declared Taylor County t)
"Forest Capital of the South" due to its excellent fire record since tl
festival began..
The next year, backed by the urging of Gov. Burns, the Pine Tn
Festival became the Florida Forest Festival.
By the late 1960s, the festival had professional wrestler Bob Ro(
serving as "Mr. Tree-Riffic" and Taylor County was hosting the "large
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forestry banquet in the southeast" with the 1968 guest list including Miss
Universe, Miss Florida and astronaut Charles Duke Jr.
In 1975 the first Little King and Queen Pageant was held, crowning
Durand Skinner and Beth Davis as wee.royalty over the festivities.
,As the 1980s began, many of the events now seen at the festival were
born. The first bed race was held in 1981, as was the first Kid's Parade, '
which ran from the Chamber of Commerce to Jaycee Park. v

The Florida Festival Queen became the Florida Forest Festival Jr. Miss
in 1983.
As the festival passed into its fourth decade, events continued to come
and go as participation warranted. New events were tried and old ones
The fish fry took a three-year break after the net ban amendment, and
while some people still remember with horror several years of chicken,

the "World's Largest Free Fish Fry" returned in 1998, this time to stay.
The 50th festival will host queens and bands, the parade and the
fireworks, the carnival and the lumberjacks. People will eat fish and talk
of festivals past and each will have different stories to tell. After 50 years
there are a lot of'festival stories to be told.
What will the 51st festival look like? The 61st? Only time will tell,
but there are still plenty of pinecones covering the landscape and,
hopefully, plenty of festivals yet to come.

Kazoos will play, 'Happy Birthday Dear Festival'

.."Happy Birthday,,dear Festival" will be played by 500 kazoos during,
the King Tree Parade which steps off at 10 a.m. on Festival Day,
celebrating 50 years of forestry fanfare.
The First United Methodist Church Band will lead the kazoo tribute at
the steps of the Taylor County Courthouse. All "voices" are welcome.
Also "new and different" for this anniversary edition of the parade will
be a float featuring the artistic designs.of Bronze by Cooley--the sculpture
artists who have been in the festival's limelight before.
The Shriners have beefed up their presence in the parade promising 100
units. Log trucks, too, will showcase the very forestry products which
the festival promotes, sharing the spotlight with the Division of Forestry.
and its premiere representative, Smokey Bear.
Royalty, past and present, will be in this year's line-up: Miss Floridaw

will be welcomed by the crowds, along with current Jr. Miss. Allison
Bassett and her court ho will reign over festivities, with former queens
and Jr. Misses also waving at the crowds; Little King Walker Tracy Davis
,and Queen Haley Smith will be riding down Jefferson Street, while
Progress Energy provides transport for former, little kings and queens;
Miss TCHS Erica Scott will be, featured, along with visiting queens
including Little Miss Pioneer Day Krista Lyons, Miss Florida Seafood
Heather Osburn, six U.S. National Forestry Association queens and an
Assortment of other beauties..
The U.S. Marine Corps Band of Albany, Ga., will set the tempo for the
parade; the Tallahassee Pipe Band will.add more flair; and local bands,
.along with cheerleaders, majorettes and JROTC units, will keep the line-
up loud and active. Law enforcement, and fire/emergency units will keep

peace while politicians shake hands; Mr. and Mrs. Tourist will find out
what the "red carpet" looks like on Jefferson Street, as will the Florida
Logger of the Year; and former chairpersons (who have made the previous
49 festivals possible) will ride in style, courtesy of GT Com.
Look for school board members, the OscarReading bus, storytellers and
the bookmobile. Prepare to smile when faced with "Miles of Smiles"
clowns, and tip your hat to the Red Hat Society's local chapter of the
Roseheads.' There will be scouts and church groups, dance students and
Burger King's very own bear. ..
A host of vintage automobiles will assure the festival that life is only
beginning at 50, while the Midnight Riders' Saddle Club brings a
conclusion to the day's line-up and sends the masses to Forest Capital
Park where more fun awaits.

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Upshaw, Patrice Brown, Cianna Reaves, Stormie Knight: (back row) Courtney Speas, Sonya Dowdell
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cracker Cowboy makes

debut at Heritage Tours

Watch blacksmiths, basket-
..makers, quilters, spinners and
'wavers at work.
See mule and plow farming,
split rail fence making, camp
.cooking and more.
Be entertained by lumberjacks,
storytellers and others at the
Heritage Day field trip.
. The Florida Forest Festival.
Heritage Day will be held at the
festival grounds, Forest Capital-
S Museum, State Park and Cracker

Sherry Norfolk

Bobby Norfolk

Homestead on Friday, Oct. 21,
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This annual
-educational event includes
traditional arts and crafts
demonstrators, historical re-
enactors, displays and exhibits by
local and state agencies,
storytelling and other activities.
Heritage Day is structured as "a
fun filled learning opportunity."
Cracker Cowboy
Show makes debut
To underscore that goal, this
year Heritage .Day presents a
"Cracker Cowboy Show" with
Trevor Poindexter performing rope
tricks, gun spinning, whip
cracking and juggling skills in a
fast-paced show that promises to
delight audiences of all ages.
What else is new
this year?
Demonstrations of:
split-rail fence building,
palmetto/palm weaving,
*and gourd carving.
What's returning?
Some of the favorites from
previous years will be back. They
split oak basketmaker
Alphonso Jennings,
pinestraw \eacer Roger
'Talor County Happy
spinner-w eaver Mary Fridman,
walking stick and cane maker
Norman Calhoun.,
*and blacksmith Ben Rogers.
What isMM&T
Trading Co.?
M&T Trading Co. provides a.
touch of the past with a replica of
an 1860's rolling store. These.
pioneer life demonstrators show
what it was.like to have lived in
!'the good old days." Their goal is
to educate as well as entertain.
Theii demonstration will include
such activities as candle making,
soapmaking. handwaashing
laundr\, apple pressing and more,

What about the
Storyteller Bobby Norfolk is
back by popular demand. He is.
joined by Sherry Norfolk on
Friday for Heritage Da\. on Fnda\
night at 8 for scary stories and
again on Saturday. Bobby and
Sherry perform and teach
internationally together and
individually. They are the authors
of the book The Moral of the
Story. Some of their stories (as
well as this book) are available on
tape and cd.
Don't miss
Heritage Day!
Old-fashioned engines and
machinery, the lumberjack show,
logging equipment, Smokey Bear
and much, much more will fill the
agenda for the Heritage Day field
trip. Most of the demonstrations
and exhibits will be available 'on
Saturday, too, as thousandss flock
to Forest Capital Park for the 50th
annual Florida Forest Festival.
Don't forget your heritage!
Want to hear
a good story?
Here's the scheCdulles rourghrt
to you !by rhe Taylor County
Public Library aid. Fnends
of the Lib'r-ry:
Friday. Oct.: 21
9 a.m.-12:00 noon
,8,-10:00 p.m.
Saturday. Oct. 22
12 noon to 2 p.m.
The library's new Youth
Services Specialist. Tonye Koon.
will..be present for these
performances. "We would like to
encourage the public to not only
attend the storytelling, but also
meet Tonye," said Librarian
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regeneration of slash, long leaf and
sand pines. He has been involved
with forest pest management that
included insects, diseases and weed
control, and coordinated a year-
lInn project that included 200,000
acre[ of wetlands adjacent to the
Ap.iAlljh.ce Bay in .which the
impact of drainage and
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Beers.also served as a visiting
professor at the University of
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Classic bronze sculptures,
elegant images in print and
clcctic pottery are among the
many art pieces being showcased
during the 2005 Florida Forest
Festival Fine Arts Show at Forest
Capital State Museum.
Coordinated by local artist Jeff
Byers, the show will be on display
through Monday, Oct. 31.
"Thi, ,,.ear the Florida .Forest
F,,ti~ al i, h dedicating thb Adult
Fine Art. Show' to Walter L.
Beer,, Jr.. PPD. Mr. :Beers, has
been a great influence bver the
*:years as a photographer of the
Great natural wondere r, 'of Taylor
Counts. it, poIplc and wildlife,"
Bvrers ,said.
"I photograph anything that
mi\c,,s and al,,o anything lhat
doc,,n'l mo\L Becrs explained..
"He i, a studio o and location
phoii'grapher ho c ;killk include.
familiarity 'ith all film formais
and \w ih digital. He ucsc Adobe
Photoshop. MS Publisher and NMS
'Word software % ith high
rcslutiln canncrs and printers to
produce his pholi imagery," B,ers
Prior to his career in
photograph,B Beer, worked at
Buckc .Cellulose Corporalion
fromm 1953-s2. where he \v:sthe
.ianJd a, nd limber manager.
I ililtimg-'f ii,;S& decrti_ i
forestry from Penn State and PhD
.in agronomy from the liniversmii
' f Florida, Beers was involved
'with senitiic selection,.


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The sculpture team, Bronze
by Cooley.
hour course in silviculture for the,
School of Forest Resources and
Conser\ation. ,
Over the years his career
highlights include being in the'
Marine Corps from 1945-49,
6j^\--n g,< GL'^rkd Hkul&jilltibiild I
receiving an in-service
Appointment to the U.S. Naval
While in college earning his

Several works by the late
Pat Ketring were on display.

bachelor's degree, he was a varsity,
letterman. He has received the
Society of American. Foresters
Technical Award (Floiida section)
and represented the Florida Forest
Association on the state's
Endangered, Plant Advisory
Council, hosted by the Division
of Plant Industr,. Beers also
servedon the editorial board of the
southern Journal of :Applied
Forestry and helpedcreate the
initial' editorial guidelines, and
publication format. Later, he
became the associate editor for tree
improvement and silviculture.
Beers has been involvedd .with
several civic clubs and is a past
president of the Perry Kiwanis
Club. He has also been active
w' ith the Perry.Golf & Country
Club. Airstream Travel Club and
Capital Campers, as iell as
working as scholarship chairman
for the Taylor Coun\ Gator Club.'
When asked about a fond "
memory of forest festivals in years
past. Beers recalled serving as
banquet chairman for two years.
S"Mr. Beers' photography can be
enjoyedai tthe Forest Capital State
Museum along wviih artwork from
the past six Fine Art Show
featured artists: Pat Ke!ring, Sue
Hicks, .Eddie Brown, Valmar
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team Bronze by Cooley
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-thousands of festival-goers here
Saturday, as the "World's Largest
Free Fish Fry" is served up at
:Forest Capital Park.
: Under the direction of Tommy
Murro%% and crew, the "World's
:Largest Free Fish Fry" has
highlighted the Florida Forest
Festival for years.
SFarm-raised catfish will be the
infain course, as some 2,100
,pounds of the fillets will be
I.delivered here -Th.rsday night by
.:Carolina Classics Catfish out of
SNorth Carolina.
:::By the time thousands line up
S-for their free plate of home-
Scooked food, volunteers will have
already put in several hours of
work preparing the meal.
Murrow and-crew, who have
-been over the event for several

years, will arrive at Forest Capital
Park around 6 a.m. Saturday.
morning to eat breakfast and begin
preparing the meal, which consists
2,100 'bs. of catfish fillets,
1,100 pounds of baked beans,
1,400 pounds of coleslaw,
1,000 lbs. of hushpuppies, and
735 gallons of peanut oil. '
Members of the Perry Woman's
Club will begin serving plates at
i2 noon, following the King Tree
Parade, in addition to some former
queens and chairmen.
After a three-year hiatus, the.
"World's Largest Free Fish Fry"
made its return to the Florida
Forest Festival in 1998.
Although mullet was not on the
menu--a 37-year tradition that
ended due to the "net ban"
constitutional amendment passed
by voters in 1994--thousands of
festival-goers welcomed back fish

after organizers were forced to
switch to chicken for three years.
The first-ever Oct. 13, 1956
"Pine Tree Festival," .which
preceded the "Florida Forest
Festival," served an estimated
8,000 servings of B-B-Q beef
from 20 cattle, which took over
one-week to prepare.
The meat was prepared by
Master Chef Paul D. Bird at the
Weayer-Loughridge sawmill and
kept refrigerated in a Velda Milk
Mullet was first introduced at
the 1957 "Pine Tree Festival,"
where the 5-6,000 people in
attendance had a choice between
B-B-Q or mullet dinners.
By the early 1960's the festival
served primarily mullet and
by the mid 60's, the event was
officially named the "World's
Largest Free Fish Fry."




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'Mandolin Mama' brings Grammy-winning contemporary

bluegrass sound to 50th annual Florida Forest Festival

Grammy winner Rhonda
Vincent and The Rage will
headline the 2005 Florida Forest
Festival, with two high-energy
performances Saturday, Oct. 22.
Hailed as "The Mandolin
Mama," her single, "I've Forgotten
You" can been seen on CMT.
Country music fans also know
her from such crossover hits as "If
Heartaches Had Wings," "I'm Not
Over You" and "You Can't Take It
With You When You Go."
Vincent's latest album, Ragin'
Live, was released earlier this year
and continues to make its mark on
the music charts. It follows her
highly acclaimed 2004 album, One
Step Ahead, on Rounder Records.
"To most people, bluegrass still
has the stereotype of an old man
with few teeth, in overalls, and
bare feet. We've made a conscious
effort to change that image. The
Rage and I are trying to let the
world know that you can play
bluegrass and be on the cutting

edge," Vincent said..
"There is a much larger
awareness of bluegrass now than
there was even 10 years ago. We
are seeing more and more new,
younger fans at our shows and on
our website. More than ever,
people are looking for authenticity
in their music, an authenticity that
can only be round in acoustic and
bluegrass music. We live in a world
of lip sync. But in bluegrass, what
you see is what you get. There are
no enhancements or alterations."
Vincent began performing with
her parents at age three. The
musical Vincent family became TV
regulars in Iowa when Rhonda was
five. A year later the clan took to
the radio air waves over KIRX in
Kirksville, Mo. Then the Vincents
became the "house band" at the
Frontier Jamboree in nearby
Marceline, backing every
bluegrass and country star from
Ernest Tubb to Bill Monroe.
Vincent made her recording

debut as a tot in 1967. Her first solo
single was a 1971 rendition of the
Jimmie Rodgers' classic
"Muleskinner Blues." By 1985, she
had recorded eight albums with her
Vincent has made several
television appearances, the most
memorable a "live" performance of
her first nationally released
single/video "I'm Not Over You"'
on "Prime Time Country." As the
draped curtain began to rise, it
caught the boom end of her
microphone, and just before it hit
her face, she grabbed it, and held it
as the curtain raised it higher.
Without missing a single note,
Vincent started singing the song
while holding a guitar in one hand,
the microphone in the other,
propped on a tall chair in a flowing
dress. After singing the first two
lines of the song, she burst into
laughter, .recovered the
microphone and finished the
performance. This episode of

"Prime Time J
landed on
Dick Clark's
A frequent
on the
"Grand Ole
Opry, "
Vince n.t
said, "I see
bluegrass as the sister music of
country music and am glad to
finally see that radio programmers
are beginning to agree."
Vincent has performed with Alan
Jackson, Dolly Parton, The Statler
Brothers, Vince Gill, Ricky
Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Earl
Scruggs, Steve Wariner and many
Vincent and the Rage take the
stage at Forest Capital 'Hall
Saturday, Oct. 22, at 12:45 p.m.
and 2:45 p.m.

The few, the npr rud...the M marines!
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The Albany Marine Band brings
the sounds of "America's music" to
the 50th annual Florida. Forest
The band will march in the King

Tree Parade Saturday, Oct. 22, and
will perform at Forest Capital Park
at 12:15 p.m.
Formed in 1990, the Albany
Marine Band became one of only

12 bands throughout the Marine
Stationed at the. Marine Corps
Logistics Base in Albany, Ga., this
band of 50 Marines travels

throughout the United States and
internationally to fulfill its mission
of serving.as musical ambassadors,
providing music for military
ceremonies, community
celebrations, recruiting .programs
and official events.
Although the band primarily
serves as a ceremonial ensemble,
the band also includes a Marching
Band, Concert Band, Brass and
Woodwind Quintets, Jazz Combo,
Show Band and Dixieland Band.
In 2004, the band traveled more
than 33,000 miles to perform in:
excess of 170 conlmitments,
During this time, the Albany
Marine Band performed for more

than 250,000 people worldwide.
Also that year, the Albany
Marine Band was given the honor
representing the United States by
performing at the Changing of the
Guard at the Citadel in Quebec
City, Canada.
With music as their primary
mission, all Marines in the band are
selected by audition and must
maintain a high level of
instrumental proficiency.
Additionally, with the Marine
Corps tradition of "every Marine a
rifleman," all Marines in the band
are fully trained to fulfill their
secondary mission of bearing arms
in the defense of our nation. Above

and beyond their musical and
military roles, each Marine has
supplementary administrative
responsibilities within the band to
support the unit's high operational
Marine Corps bands are
composed of men and women who
are the proud bearers of a heritage
dating back to the whistling fifes
and rolling drums of the first
Marine musicians in 1775.
A long-standing tradition of
excellence and service to Corps
and country is their legacy, and it is
one in which they willingly



.... .

The Albany Marine Band will march in the 2005 King Tree Parade and will perform in con-
cert at Forest Capital Park Saturday, Oct. 22.

Mollie Lynne

Fan-favorite Mollie Lynne returns to Taylor
Count. for a special performance during the 50th
annual Florida Forest Festival Saturday, Oct. 22.
Ly nne will take the mainsiage at Forest Capital
Park at 2 p.m.
Currently a commercial music major at Florida
State Unilersity, Lynne has been singing
professional. since the age of 16.
Now 22, she has opened for such big name
counriy stars as Marlina McBride and Billy
I'Te performed all around Florida, including at
the Stra.. berry Festival and North Florida Fair." she
Man\ in Perry kno', Lnne through her father,
Dr. Jerr\ Boland, a former director of the Ta3lor
County Health Department.
"Country music is my focus now My goal is to
go to Nash\ille and sing country music." she said.

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 wbn 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
world of entertainment.
Guarini, 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
Dixie stores-
"I've spent-the-past-year and a
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
family," Guarini said in a recent
phone interview.
SHe is also busy wrapping up a
new jazz album, which he said
should be released in early 2006.
"We still want to tweak it and
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.

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 Im
encouraged they still recognize me
and it gives me a lot of positive
momentum on going back out and
getting back on the horse with my,

American Idol Justin Guaraini will perform at the Florida
Forest Festival Saturday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m.

2005 Florida Forest Festival Edition page B-2

Bassettjoins queens

'Through the Years'

J'o.inin .a proud line of festival
r,: sali\. Allis.n Basseti was
named Ta-lor County's 50th
annual Florida Foresi FestiVal Jr.
Miss Saturda,. Oct 1.
Ctanna Reaes \'on the honor
of first runner-up. with 1)ev, n
DuBose completing the court as
second runner-up.
Bassett. the daughter of Jim jnd
Suzanne Basselt, also won the
Physical Fitness Award iGroup
B). For her talent, the Tailor
County High School senior
donned a poodle skirt and
..a s

Florida Forest Festival Jr. Miss Allison Bassett is flanked by
Devyn DuBose, second runner-up, and Cianna Reaves, first

Dignitaries invited to

Perry Woman's Club
The Perry Woman's Club will roll out the red carpet for dignitaries \who
travel to Perry for the 50th Florida Forest Festival.'
One hundred invitations have been mailed to visiting queens, politicians
and forestry industry representatives. These festival dignitaries are in tited
to gather at the Perry Woman's Club from 8:30 until 10 a.m. for
breakfast pastries and refreshments before the beginning of the King Tree
Perry Woman's Club members will serve as hostesses for this event.

showcjased her dancing skills in a
rollicking performance to a
compilation of tunes from
Reaves' locall and instrumental
rendition of "On Broad+way" nearly
brought do'w n the house and earned
her the Talent Award scholarship.
She also received the Self-
Expression Award for her turn in
the presence and composure
segment of the program. She is
the daughter of Cletis and
Michelle Reaves.
DuBose. the daughter of
Tommy and Sherri DuBose,
flashed a dimpled smile while
singing "I Enjoy Being a Girl"
during her portion of the talent
Courtney Speas, the daughter of
Randy and Dianna Speas, took
home both the Spirit of Jr. Miss
award and the History Presentation
Award. as well as the Scholastic
Sonva Dowdell. w ho has logged
more than 2,000 volunteer hours,
handily won the Community
Service Award sponsored by the
Perry Woman's Club. She is the
daughter of Alphonso and Bessie
Tambrika Flowers, the daughter
of Gregory and Tammy Flowers.
was presented the Physical Fitness
(Group AI.Award.
.Aso sharing the spotlight were
candidates Janay Brown, Elizabeth
Cooper. Alexandria Griffin,
Stormie Knight and Ashley
The 2005 program, led by co-
chairs Allison Bishop, Amy
Kno\wles and Lori Wiggins, paid
special tribute to those who
have held the forest festival
"royal" title in years past in
keeping with this year's theme of
"Jr. Miss Through the Years."
Setting the stage for the
production was an opening
number which took audience
members from the poodle skirt and
bee-bop days of the 1950's

through the dance-parti craze ot
the 1990s
Portraits of past queens--Miss
Pine Tree Festiital. Miss Florida
Forest Festi\al and Jr. Miss--
serned as a backdrop in the journey\
"through the years "
Additional entertainment was
provided by 2004 Jr. Miss Jessica
Manning and 2004 talent a.'ard
%winner Chastity Taylor. WCT\
news anchor Valerie Lacy served
as Mistress of Ceremonies.

5K run/walk

returns to FFF
After a three Lear absence. the
Forest Festival 5K Run Walk is
back and will be held festival dj\.
Oct. 22
Registration sarts at 7:30 a m
\with the race set to begin it S.30.
The 3.1 mile course starts and
finishes at the Foodland Shopping
Center parking lot near Perry
Movie Theater and tra\els through
Pine Ridge.
"This is a great opportunlny to
celebrate 50 years of forest\ h\
bringing back a favorite traditional
festival event." Race Director
Diane Ching said "The 5K
Run.'Walk draws participants from
the communim\ and the BitL Bend
region every year."
Trophies will be awarded to
overall and age group \winners as
well as the top male and female
finishers from Taylor Counit.
Registration fees are $15 on race
da, or $12 for pre-rcgi.stration All
registered participants will recei,,c
a r-shirt, water bottle and a good\
bag full of gifts from local
sponsors. Refreshments ill be
provided after the race.
New this sear, all reLeisicred
participants will be entered into a
post-race dra\ ing for an array ot
prizes including a 2S-inch
television donated b\ South HI-ous
home furnishings. Ching ,said

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candidates participated in this year's
optional Jr Miss History Project "
which promised the winner a $250
scholarship Below, is a brief
description of each presentation.

SHow about some
cornbread and cane
When Courtney Speas entered
Taylor. County Elementary


Tracing railroad tracks through Taylor County, Stormie
Knight took students on an imaginary ride with whistlestops.

School, she wasn't wearing her Jr.
Miss attire. She was dressed in a
t',pical pioneer outfit to better
acquaint fifth grade students with
the topic of her history project,
the Cracker Homestead.
Speas, who .won the $250
scholarship for the top historN
presentation by a Forest Festi.al
Jr. Miss candidate, spoke to Julie
Thompson's class and Debra
Zink's students about the design of
the Cracker Homestead. including
the reasons for its detached kitchen
and stand-alone outhouse facilities.
Further, she played string games
with the children--games that were
popular in the 1800s---and let
them taste-test homemade
cornbread with homemade cane
"It \.was a power point
presentation," said Speas. "with
information about the Cracker
Homestead at Forest Capital
Park." The home was built in the
1860s by Wiley Whiddon. Speas
explained, during the Civil War
and moved to its present location
in 1972.
"The dog trot," Speas related
from underneath her bonnet.
"allowed dogs to get in out of the
cold and snow in the winter, and it
provided shade for them in the
As she handed out cornbread and
treats t pical of the 1800s. Speas
reminded the students that there
were no McDonalds "back in the
day." She had fun with her
animation about the outhouse
facilities, too, confident that her
audience would probably\
remember history if it was
accompanied by a good laugh.

DuBose makes paper
with third graders
Devyn DuBose doesn't look like

she makes pulp for a living, but
she assumed that.role when she
spoke to Kelly Bryson Morgan's
'class at Taylor County Elementary
With her help, these 'third.
graders took old newspaper pages
and thoroughly\ saturated them
Sixth water and gue. "That's the
pulp." DuBose explained. "Then
we used a screen through which to
press the mixture, removing the
excess water and flatening out
what %we had left." She paused and
said with a smile. "Then we had
Students were reminded b\
DuBose's presentation that Taylor
County is the Tree Capital of the
South. and she detailed for them
the many products which come
from trees.
"I left them w ith a coloring
sheet filled with hidden pictures."
she explained. "They were asked
to find the hidden products which
come from trees--such as chewing
gum and filters
"TheN were reallN good." said
DuBose of the students, "and they
seemed to enjoy the class. It's fun
teaching if \ou don't ha'e to be
burdened with the paperwork!"

Jr. Miss gives history
of family dairy
Got milk? Allison Bassett. the
reigning Forest Festival Jr. Miss.
answered that question for Andrea
Robertson's fourth graders when
she presented a historical review of
Bassett's Dairt.
"I remember when I w as in
elementary\ school and sometimes
history can be boring." said
Bassett. "so I decided to keep the
information short and sweet, and
to-the-point." Bassett told the
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Talent Showcase finalists
Ten finalists will compete for cash prizes in the Florida Forest Festival's Talent Showcase &
Karaoke Competition Saturday evening at Forest Capital Park. Nearly two dozen competitors
,took part in the semi-final round held September at the Perry Elks Lodge. The final
,competition will be judged by American Idol Justin Guarini and Tallahassee songbird Mollie
Lynne. Taking the stage at 5 p.m. will be: (front, left to right) Chris Smith, Jamie Portwood
;and Melea Anderson; (standing, left to right) Lee Ellison, Jean Peplinski, kevin Story, Dusty
SGreen, Tommy Young, Kriss Jackson and George Schwender.

'American Id
The Taylor County High
'School JROTC Color Guard will
conduct a flag-raising ceremony
for the opening ceremonies of the
'50th annual Florida Forest
-Festival Saturday, Oct. 22, at
Justin Guarini of American Idol
,fame will perform the national
-anthem and personality Roger
Ramsey will serve as. emcee for
the day.
Gil Williams will lead, the
crowd in an invocation, which
twill, mark serving time for the

ol' performs national anthem

"World's Largest Free Fish Fry."
Taking a turn on stage for.
introductions will be 2005 Florida
Forest Festival Jr. Miss Allison

Bassett, Little King Walker Davis,
SLittle Queen Haley Smith and
2005 Miss Florida Mari

30 food vendors promised

More than 30 food vendors will
be on hand festivalday, Oct. 22,
under the pines.
Festival-goers will be able, to
enjoy treats ranging from
perennial favorites such 'as
Blooming Onions and funnel
cakes to homemade fudge, shaved

iced and hand-squeezed lemonade.
For those with an appetite, there
will be chicken and dumplings,
Polish sausage and steak-on-a-,
stick, plus much, much more.
The park opens at 9 a.m. and
vendors will be set up all day.

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A? Jr. Miss

toasts Bassett's Dairy

Continued from page B-3
class that Bassett's Dairy got its
early start in 1912--cmphasizing
that it was almost.100 years ago.
She reminded these young milk
drinkers of the early days of home
deliveries and glass bottles.
Then Bassett let her young
listeners conduct their own taste
test of three kinds of milk:
whole, chocolate and buttermilk.
But she went one step further,
and took the students with her.
"We nmidc butter from v shipping
cream. and the~ riell'y liked that"
'he ,aid. "Thei, wanted to pet
their mothers to start making their
o.n butter," she added, laughing
atl hat kind of reaction that
suggestion got at home
"A couple of day_, later, one little
boy told me he got hi, mother to
make biscuit- to go %%ith Ihc
butter he took home and he said.
.t 11 as 0ooo good.'"
Goi milk hitor\? As the class
"churned," Bassett summarized the
hi-,iorv of her family's bu'ines, b\
ditailinui information on 1
foundJ r. location. Jtstribution and
packaging. This information will
hb featured in full in an upcoming

Knight helps students
'catch the train'
"All aboard!" could be heard in
the distance when Stormie Inight
appeared before Cherie LaValle's
classroom of third graders.
For her Jr. Miss history project,
Knight tracked trains throughout
the years in this community,
reminding students that the' first
train crossed Taylor nearly 100
years ago.
Knight told of the tourists who
came to Perry to visit "the fancy
hotel" at Hampton Springs,
because the sulfur water ("which
was stinky," she admitted) was
believed to have healing powers.
She told them of the RjilaJ',
Post Cars ". which % ere like
mo'. ing post offices" and how four
main siop 'A.%cre Shad\ Gro\e.
Lake Bvrd. Boyd and PerrN. She
also .explained that irdins ., ere
used to haul freight--like \'ood
producIs from Folc\. then and
Knight accompanied her
presentation wnith a winindg track

she crafted out of tongue
depressors and popsicle sticks,
showing trains--then and now--in
Taylor County.
Then she loaded up her students,
on an imaginary ride through the
community, after a little practice'
on how they were to respond to
the whistle-stop announcements.
When she said, "Shady Grove,"
they said, "Mail's coming"; when
she said "Lake Byrd," they said,
"More mail!"; when she
announced "Boyd," they would
respond with "Last of the,mail"
and wipe their brow. At stops,
through Perry, the students were
obligated to blow, whistles to
announce the: train's arri'al, finally\
describing Hampton Springs ,ith
a "pee-\ew''" and ending the trip at
Fole,. '.ith a resounding,
Knight said the students v. ere
great and she k as pleased "that it
was something the'. could relate
to--11 ''as eood for me. too." she
admired. "helping me understand
more of my own county's
history. "

Elks stage festival dinner, dance
The annual Florida Forest Dinner will be served at 6:301
Festival Perry Elks Lodge Dance p.m. and the dance will begin at 9
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thousand-watt smile and a blond- Tracy and J
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Little King and Little Queen Forest Fest
during ceremonies held Saturday, queen will
Oct. 8, at Taylor County Middle daughter of
School. Smith.

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h Florida Cruce, and Kendal Brooke Blue,
is side as the daughter of Robert and
Smith, the Lucretia Blue, along with second
nd Amber runners-up Lanzy Cribbs, the son
of Melvin and Marsie Cribbs, and

Hannah McNutt, the daughter of
Timmy and Jennifer McNutt.
The Little King & Queen
Pageant drew a capacity crowd to
the middle school auditorium,
where 24 little princes and
princesses competed for the crown.
Audience members were taken
on a journey "Through the Years"
with costumed skits and musical
numbers. The junior competitors--
whose average age %\as five \ears
old--shimmied and shined in a
wide array of get-ups...from
poodle skirts to futuristic space
Beth Davis Pautllo. \ ho %%as the
first Florida Forest Fest\ial Little
Queen and. later. the first little
queen to win the Jr. Miss tltle,
was a \ery special guest of the
pageant. She performed a solo, "In
My Daughter's Eyes." and .'a.
joined onstage b, her children.
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A9e Bembr y, Kr isty Godman, Nicoe

In every Little King, Queen Pageant

Fairy tale comes true

In closing her five-year chapter
as chairperson of the Florida
Forest Festival Little King &
Queen Pageant, Kristy Kinsey
Goodman shared the following
farewell with those attending the
Oct. 8 event:
"Since I was a child the Florida
Forest Festival and the Little King,
and Queen have both 'been very
special to me. They made an
impression on me that will never
fade. My parents were always,
involved in .these events--
volunteering, planning, building
sets--doing whatever needed to be
done. Every year they.always made,
sure I was part of the
adventure...and every year brought
a new adventure.
"For a little girl it was amazing
to watch a fairy tale take shape
right before your eyes each and
every year. Drive-ins and candy
shops. Nothing was beyond their
creativity. I remember Cinderella's
castle and the m~lical v. world .of
\lJdidn magicjll; come tio life
right hi re in Perry, Florida. And I
was apart of it all. I saw it all.
"How many kids can say the
were actually part of a fairy tale--a
participant in a dream come true.
"Well, I can and it's all thanks

to the Florida Forest Festival and
the Little King and Queen
program. Ever since that time I
have continued to dream. I have
dreamed about helping make those
fairy tales come true for other
children. I have dreamed of
'bringing my children in on the
adventure just as my parents did
for me. After all, isn't that what
the festival is all about? I dreamed
of one day being the chairperson
of this spectacular event. And
once again my dreams have all
come true.
"I have to start by thanking
Jesus Christ who strengthens me
every day. I want to thank Taylor.
County and the festival for giving
me this opportunity. To all the
parents who allowed me to be part

of your children's life, I hope it
was not simply a contest--I hope
they gained inspiration and hope
for their future.
"Finally to all those who have
volunteered countless hours to
make this event happen--what can
I say? None of this would
have happened without you. Every,
one of you mean so much to me.
Through the years, I have
thoroughly enjoyed all of this and
through the years I will truly miss'
all of this. I look forward to the
new adventures and dreams that are
still to come--please remember,.
this is more than just a pageant,
there v ill al\ a\s be children who
desperately need' to be part of a
dream come true. Where else can,
they find that?"

BBQ dinners toast festival

AMVETS Post 20 and the
L.idie.e Auxiliary will join the
,Taylor County Historical Society
in hosting the 10th annual "wood-
smoked BBQ" dinner planned
' Friday. Oct. 21, in conjunction
\ ith lihe Florida Forest Festival.
Tickets are on sale now and can
Sbe obtained from any AMVETS or
historical society member; tickets

are also on sale at the "Historical
Social" Sno Cone Stand (located
behind the: historical. society
building at the corner of Main and
Dinners will include your choice
of Cliff Walter's famous wood-
smoked BBQ pork or beef; beans,
coleslaw and a drink. Donations
are $6.

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bOF showcases fire prevention

The Florida Di% vision of Forestry Festimal goers are urged to "get up
will once again sponsor several close to the helicopter and meet the
events at the Florida Forest crew members";
Fesiival. Appearances by DOFs own
They include: fire prevention Clowns, with the
ESmokev Bear, along with photo new famous "mini rnactoriplow"
opportunities; fire unit
Fire aviation program A Office of Agriculture Law
heFcopter display featuring one of. Enforcement K-9 Unit;
several DOF helicopters used in "'-'Firewise community displays.
the aerial assault on wildfires in Learn hbw to protect your home
Florida and around the nation. against wildfires and see wildfire

Marine exhibitions slated fo
STavlor Countv Marine Agent edition of the festival and "that the
Jnstin Sapp. along with Taylor marine exhibitions slated to be ar
County 4-Hers and the Florida Fish the park on festival day and the day
and: Wildlife Conservation before should be a huge hit with
Commission, w ill be spotlighted the kids."
onlestival day. Saturday. Oct. 22 An electronic interactive fishing
Sapp said he is very excited game will be on hand fo.r young
about being part of this year's and old alike to try th eir luck.

Cash prizes up for grabs at loac
-lt is a competition of speed and Flint. PlUoner and Tidew\ate r.
slk~l. And a little luck doesn't The leaderr competition" \ as
huff," says Gary Brett. organizer of added to the list of festi\'al-day
thigh year's Florida Forest Festival events several years ago in an
'loader competition." attempt to re-focus the Florida
The annual competition will Forest Festi.al on its forestry rools.
agtrin feature cash prizes and Using knuckle-boom loaders
trophies and three different loader provided b\ local heavy equipment
styles provided b\ area heavy\ suppliers. heavy equipment
equipment companies including operators will compete in timed

Smokey Bear!
-Smokey Bear has been spotted
all-over town this week. spreading
his concerns about fire. safety
during Fire Prevepiiopz,,- ~ ,
according to officials''~t6hffi-W'e"
Florida Division of Forestry.
DOF pilot Charles Pitts said that
Smokev visited day care centers
onfTuesday, along wiith the Jerkins
branch of the Boys and Girls Club.
While there. Smokey explained
t1ei basics of fire safety. from being
-careful ith campfires to no
pLaying with matches or lighters to
hs- famous message of "Only you
can prevent forest fires."
-Pitts said Smokey has teamed
ti-s week w ith city and counts fire
departments, who "really drilled
the 911 services into the kids.
They did a great job, along with
Si-okey, in teaching fire safety."

event that features a metal grid
In the old Armory

mitigation equipment:
Fire prevention give-away,
including SmokeC, Bear school
"Firefighting in the olden
dais." featuring Mintage equipment
display, and historic forestry
equipment display and fire photos.
Finall\. public land
management assistance
information % ill be available along
with vour count forester.

r festival day
Other fishing games and various
displays and educational materials
will be available for the public.
"We're also going to have
spinning reel casting exercises,"
said Sapp. "The kids are going to
ha\e a lot of fun and learn at the
same. lime."

ler competition
placLd o'er the ground.
Contestants will be required to
move fiue \wooden blocks (small
sections of logs) from one grid to
another and back with penalties
for tipping o\ er or dropping a block.
Participants can sign up to
compete on the da\ of the festival,
but must be experienced current or
former loader operators for area
logging companies.

Chainsaws will be buzzing
Th-.Florida Forest Festisal chainsaw competition always draws fierce
fip-ipeliticon from Big Bend loggers and event chairman John Fish said this
year should be "bigger and better than ever."
The event will be held in the southeast corner of the old Armory, next to
the log loader competition.
Registration will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. No entries will be
accepted after the deadline. Competition w ill begin promptly at 1:30 p.m.
with cross-cut events beine held first, followed bs the chainsaw events.
Entrants must be at least IS !Nears of age and amateurs w ill be allowed to
Men's and w omen's categories for all sasw events w ill be held with mixed
pairs (Jack and Jill) categories included for the cross-cut event. Safety
equipment %%ill be provided and must be sworn by all competitors.
Participants must also use the sais provided. The best time in each
chainsaw event wins a news chainsajs. Other prizes includes plaques and
The event is being sponsored b\ the Florida Forest Festival, Mims
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Happy 50th to the

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'golden girls'

Editor's Note:.When Glenda Hamby
agreed to take on the task of helping
track down all 49 of Taylor County's
former festival queens, she didn't realize
just how involved the mission would
become. Countless phone calls, letters
and e-mails later, she shares with us the
memories and successes of. Taylor
County's "Forget-Me-Nots."

queen 'change their lives? The
stories are rich and funny, but all
said that being in the pageant and.
representing Perry/Taylor County
had a terrific impact oni their lives.
Almost, every queen said that the
experience built self-coilfidence. It
made them become better
speakers, showed them how to
meet and greet people.
It all began with Carol Smith
(Jagodinski) in 1956 and she will
be returning to help celebrate our
50th anniversary. Since then, she
graduated from Florida State
University, worked for 25 years for
Florida's Health and Human
Services investigating abuse,
neglect and exploitation of the
elderly and developmentally
disabled adults.
She is now retired and living in

Carol Smith Jagodinski
The queen's pageant, as we know
it today, e olhed oer 50 years
from selection to election to actual
pageant competition. At first, it
was independent and not
associated with any organized state

& i
Marie McMillan O'Steen

Elizabeth Blume Dawson
or national queens' pageant.
Known as the Pine Tree Festival
Queen's Pageant, it later became
the Florida Forest Festival Queen's
Pageant, and then the Florida
Forest Festival Junior Miss
it all began 50 years ago with the

Judy Warren LaMee
selection of Carol Smith as the
very first Florida Forest Festival
Queen. People lined the streets and
cheered as the floats, bands, heavy
equipment and Smokey Bear
paraded down Jefferson. What a
lime and look at how far we have
come! Fifty years of memories,
lots of memories.
So what do our former queens
remember and how did serving as

Marth Carter Register
Martha Carter Register

St. Augustine where she enjoys
volunteer work, fishing, canoeing
and other outdoor activities. She
and her husband have three sons
and eight grandchildren.
Carol said, "I do believe by
being selected festival queen and
all the activities involved, it gave
-Wihe- self-confidence- necessary -
in pursuing a college degree and
subsequent working career."
In 1957, Elizabeth Blume
S(Dawson) was elected Pine Tree
Festival Queen. As a senior at
Taylor County High School
(TCHS), she was thrilled with the
honor,, but caught the flu and
actually had to leave from the
parade and go home. She

SReba McDaniel Olcott
remembers crying all the way
home because she had to miss the
final ceremonies. She said it taught
her to have a sense of humor, for it
is, all funny now. But she
recovered and went on to represent
Perry/Taylor County in the Pecan

Kay Griner
parade in Monticello and returned
(i1 next year to ride in the parade
as a happy and well queen.
She went on to graduate from
FSU, returned to Perry and taught
fifth- grade at Gladys Morse
Elementary and then moved to
Orlando. There she also taught,
met her husband Bill, got married
and they had two sons. She was a
stay-at-home mom for years, but

Now, she

returned to the
and retired in 2003.
loves babysitting her

Judge Martha Lott
Judy Warren ILaMee) was
actually the first queen chosen by
judges in the very first Pine Tree
Festival Queen's Pageant in 1958.
It was held.in the "new" high
school auditorium
She remembers that during dress
rehearsal, she drew a big Cheshire
cat grin on the stage floor to
remind all the contestants to smile.
Much to her surprise, that grin
showed up later in all the photos.

Kathleen Woodward, Esq.
Judy remarked that her sponsor
was the Junior Woman's Club and
that they were so helpful in
teaching her how to walk. sit and
get her wardrobe together. "The
evening gown I wore was mine, but
everything else was borrowed," she
"My pageant gift was a $50 gift
certificate from Wells Jewelers and
I selected a piece of luggage to take
to college."
Judy went on to tell about how
special it was to return the next
year and crown the new queen.
She was in school at Wesleyan
College in Macon, Ga., so Buckeye
Cellulose Corporation arranged for
her to be flown to Perry and back

Connie Wentworth Sullivan
she would not miss more than a
half-day of classes. "That plane
trip made me feel so very
important. It was quite a thrill for
a 17-year-old, and it is still a thrill
to remember it today!"
Her best "friend" often teased
her that her best qualifications for
being selected Pine Tree Queen
were that she was tall and skinny
like a pine, had hair like pine straw
and skin like bark! Judy said that
despite that confidence-shriveling

of forestry

endorsement, they still remain
good friends.
Today Judy is Sarasota County's
government communications
manager. A University of Florida
graduate, Jidy and her husband of
42 years, Bill,, live in Bradenton
where. she has been active in
community, activities, serving as
president of Manatee County Girls
Club and Arthur Anderson
Toastmasters. She and Bill have
two children and seven
Judy 'was not just a queen, but
with her husband coordinated
several pageants in the
Washington, D.C., and western
Kentucky areas. She tells the story
of how a few years ago, she and her
husband were sitting in a Tampa
theater waiting for a performance
to start when she overheard a
conversation behind her. She
realized the couple was talking
about people she had known in,
Perry. She turned around and said
to. them, "You're, talking about
people I know." After
introductions, one of them
remarked, "You're our queen!'!
Judy said, "I'm telling you--that
kind of recognition could go to a
girl's head!"
1959 Pine Tree Festival Queen
Martha Carter (Register) was
convinced that her best friend had
won, when neither of them had
.been'; called as a runner-up. She
went on to say that winning the
pageant was such an honor, but
representing the county helped her
gain confidence in meeting new
people. It has been one of the
highlights of her life.
"Today I tell my students that if I
had not overcome being afraid to
stand in front of people when I was
their age, it would have seriously
limited my opportunities in my life
and I certainly would not have
been able to teach. Competing in
the Queen's pageant required us to
., Please see page C-4

Festival queens, .like 1969's Reba McDaniel, represent
Perry/Taylor County at a number of events .throughout their
year. Likewise, 2005 "Jr. Miss Allison Bassett will preside
over all festival activities this weekend.

Pam Ferrell

As a major sponsor of national and international pagaents, Procter & Gamble was able to
"land" festival visits from such top ranking beauty queens as Miss Universe and Miss America,
This year, the festival will welcome Miss Florida to the 50th annual festivities. Also, a special
Homecoming Reception is planned for all former festival queens, Jr. Misses, Little Kings and
Queens, sponsors, local officials and past chairmen. The red carpet rolls out Friday, Oct. 21, at
the Perry Garden Club. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP the festival office by calling
584-TREE (8733). The reception will begin at 8 p.m., following the Great Bed Race and
Gaslight Parade. ,

,50 years of ead

50 yeas of leadership

Behind every successful
festival is someone who
stepped forward and
volunteered to take the lead
in making sure every detail
of every event was planned to
a "t." Here, we salute 50
years of Florida Forest
Festival chairmen.
2005-Entire Board*
2004-Deidra Newman
2003-Angela Castelucci
2001-Jeff Byers
2000-Dawn Taylor
1999-Rob Gray
1997-Ray Whitfield
1996-Elvena Johnson
1995-Ella Mae Parrish
1994-Mary Mills
1993-David Johnson

1992-John Williams
1991-Evelyn Day
1990-Fonda Sessions
1989-Jerry Cawthon
1988-Greg Parker
1987-Harold Brooks
1986-Dan Simmons
1985-Peggy Sisk
1984-Alma Walker
1983-Rick Olcott
1982-Laura Mock
1981-Len Woodward
1980-Buddy Humphries
1979-Kathy Faircloth
1978-Sherwin Odum
1977-Opal Braswell
1976-Larry Harrington
1975-Evelyn Williams
1974-Jerry Bowersox
1973-Henry Fulmer

1972-Jim Moody
1971-Tommy Hicks
Er Bish Clark Sr.
1970-Bob Beckman
1969-Jimmy Bowden
1968-Don Everett
1967-Ron Padgett
1966-Jim Southerland
1965-Phillip Stephens
1964-Joe Burns
1963-T.M. Courtney
1962-James Bassett
1961-WJ. Moody
1960-J. Powell Puckett
1959-Mason Williams
1958-D.L. Frith
1957-D. L Frith
1956-F. D. Powers
*Years not shown led by
Board of Directors as a body,

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Infamous wildfires remembered

Ranger traces DOF history in Taylor County

Taylor County Forest Ranget
-Billy C. Wright has been working
with the Florida Division of
Forestry here for 28 years and has
seen a lot happen during that time.
MHe has also turned his love of
history into a booklet which traces
the history of DOF in Taylor
County back to 1936, when
Taylor County ivas part of a much
larger district, which also included
Leon, Jefferson. Franklin,
Gadsden, Liberty, Wakulla and
Madison counties.
"In those days, instead of the
Florida Division of Forestry, it
was the Florida Forest Service,"
said Wright. "In 1969. the service
was placed under the umbrella of
the Department of Agriculture and
became the Florida Division of
Forestry, as it remains today."
Wright notes in his book that in
1946, Taylor County's first
county forester, Erdman West Jr.
was appointed. .
A reprinted 1946 newspaper is
quoted as, "State Forester C. H.
Coulter today announced the'
appointment of Erdman West Jr.
as county forester for Taylor
County. West is the first county
forester employed under the
County Forester Act passed by the
1941 legislature.
"West's duties will include
assisting all timberland owners
* and especially small owners in
making their timberlands a
productive part of their land
holdings. '
"He will advise and assist land
owners in selective marking,
cruising and marketing of forest
products, and advise landowners in
the management for future
operation on his timberlands."
Wright notes that in 1955,
"Taylor County voters, in a light
turnout approved establishment of
a fire-fighting unit in the county
by a vote of 685-294.
S"The unit will be organized by
the Florida Forest Service upon
completion of a contractual
agreement between the Taylor
County Board of Commissioners
and the Forest Service. The cost of
operating the unit will be borne
jointly bb the federal, state and
county governments with all of
the cost of organizing and
equipping the unit furnished by
the state."
An Oct. 6, 1955 news article
tells of the first lime the new unit
was called upon.
"The first reported activities of
the newly organized Taylor
County Fire Control Unit were
the successful suppression of two
woods fires in the Salem area.
Both fires were caught in early
stages and were contained before
the loss of an acre in each case.
"Both fires were in areas
formerly without protection before
approval in July of the fire control

"Still at less than peak strength,
the unit's organization has been
delayed because of strikes in
industries supplying the
firefighting equipment. Those
already on the job have been
employed mostly thus. far in
construction of facilities such as
telephone lines' and related
'Wright also chronicles several
forest fires in the county. A March
10, 1955 article tells of one.
"30,000 acres of well-forested
timberlands in Taylor and Madison
counties were swept by fire in the
worst fire on Florida Forest
Service records. A large part ofthe
destroyed timber stood on acreage
in the San Pedro Bay area, the
scene of a 30,000 acre fire in 1951
which previously held the 'ille of
'Worst on Record.'
"Fire Control Chief John M.
Bethea said the blaze could be
described now as 'under control'
only in that it is rot spreading.
Back fires, set by the firefighters
have apparently confined the fire,
but the area is still blazing fiercely
and high winds could still cause a.
"Perry and other towns in the
surrounding area were blanketed by
smoke and heavy ash fall was seen
15 to 20 miles from the fire."
The next month, another fire is
"Wind driven forest fires have
claimed another 25,000 acres of
Taylor 'County timberlands,
raising the total loss in the county
this year to over 100,000 acres.
Firefighters are now confident that
they will be able to hold the
flames in check unless the weather
"The acreage burned included
areas described by a local
timberman as containing stands of
timber as fine as any left in the
"The sight of a mule badly
burned in the fire emphasized to
those involved in firefighting
efforts, the probable great loss of
game. The mule, blind and so
badly burned that he was unable to
move further, was standing in a
Before the use of spotter planes.
manned fire towers were
instrumental in spotting smoke
and sending out firefighters. Text
from a 1958 article includes:
"There are eight 100-foot steel
towers in Taylor County and from
the lofty perch atop these a
constant vigil is kept for the
slightest sign of smoke, which is
immediately reported to the
headquarters office in Perry and
there ensues the most rapid and
efficient method of locating the
blaze imaginable.
"Other towers are called by
means of the intercom radio

system and asked to report the
location of the smoke from their
position. From this information, a
criss-cross of lines is laid until
the smoke is pinpointed and
firefighters are ordered out at once.
"It seems the first of the
existing towers were those at
Foley and Huxford which were
erected in 1939. The idea was so
popular that in 1940 one was built
at Salem and one at .Cabbage
Grove. A tower was built in

As arand marshall

Carbur in 1942; Secotan in 1941;.
McCain, near Steinhatchee in
1948; and the last was Hampton
Sorines in 1951."
Wright also spotlights the event
of the first aerial tanker used for
fire suppression in Florida, when
it was used in Taylor County in
"A small but dangerous fire was
overpowered with bombing and
bulldozing on the south edge. of
San Pedro Bay, 11 miles southeast

of Perry.
"Four tiactot units and an aerial
tanker plan teamed up to bring the
fire, under control. The Florida
Forest Service aerial tanker, a
PBY amphibian, made four drops
of chemicals and water to slow
down and cool the fire while
tractors built a firebreak around it
in a ti-ti sog.
"The aerial tanker technique has
not been used in actual fire.
suppression in Florida before. The

Florida Forest Service obtained the
.Navy PBY under the surplus
property disposal program. A
period of testing and training has
just been completed."
Fires were also the focus of
articles written in early 1967.
"Woods fires in Taylor County
during 1966 showed a large
increase over 1965, County
Ranger H. B. Beaty reported.
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Logger of the Year welcomed

Sustainable forestry practices.
including responsible .timber
harvesting, are key to keeping
trees in Florida for the long term.
For this reason, loggers like
Lewis Timber Company of Starke
work hard to comply with Best
Management Practices laid out by
the Florida Division of Forestry.
A strong track record 'of
compliance and a commitment to
sustainable forestry practices have
earned Lewis Timber Company
the Florida Forestry Association's
2005 Logger of the Year Aw ard.
That distinction also earns the
company top honors at the 50th
annual Florida Forest Festival;
company owners will serve as
Grand Marshall for the King Tree
Parade Saturday, Oct. 22.
Both Eddie Lewis and crew
foreman James Rhue are Florida
Master Loggers and members of

Come & see

forestry skills

in action Sat.
In keeping with the foresltr
theme, companies from around the
region will display what's new and
hot in the heavy equipment
industry, at the Florida Forest
Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Event Chairman Ray Whitfield
said he is excited about this year's
heavy equipment show because
visitors will be able to see the
advances made in the industry and
actually see some of the machines
in action.
Demonstrations will be given to
the hundreds of children who
attend Heritage Day in the Park on
Friday, Oct. 21.
Loaders, skidders and
fellowbunchers (cutters) will be
spotlighted that day.
"We want everyone at the
festival to. stop by and check out
these machines," said Whitfield.

the Florida Forestry Association.
Lewis Timber Company
employs its own mechanic, which
handles maintenance and repairs of
all equipment to ensure that it is
in good working order and that no
waste is left behind on logging
Active in his community,
Lewis is ser\ ing his third term on
the Bradford County Commission.
He also participates in the Bradford
and Clay County fairs each year in
support of the youth livestock
The Florida Forestry
Association is the only statewide
non-profit trade organization
representing the interests of
lando\ness, loggers, foresters and
the forest products industry in
Florida. With total sales exceeding
$16.5 billion, Florida's highest
valued agricultural product is trees.
The Florida forest economy
generates over 133.000 jobs and
contributes significantly to the
recreation and tourism businesses.

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Forestry Association President-Elect Jack Vogel.

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On Friday night, the courthouse. square will once
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the Florida Forest Festival Bed Race takes off.
Beginning at 6 p.m., two beds at a time will race
around the courthouse, competing for prizes of $300
for first place, $150 for second and $75 for third.

Chris Olson is serving as emcee for the event,
while Clay Olson will be referee.
Also on hand will be the 2005 Mr. and Mrs.
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Rainfall didn't hamper fires

Continued from page C-2

He said there was a total of 94
fires, which burned a total of 368
acres in 1966..During 1965, there.
was a total of 58 fires, burning
224 acres.
"The increase took place despite
the fact that there was more
rainfall during the year.
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."According to Beaty's figures,
the type of fires which showed the
largest increase were those
classified as 'incendiary'--those
which apparently were deliberately
set. The jump. in: this class of fire
went from 12 to 40,;Beaty said..
"During 1966, in Tavlor
SCounty, there Were 14 wo6ds fires
caused by lightning, four caused
by camp fires, 20 by careless
burning of trash, 40 which were
set, five caused by machinery and
11 miscellaneous fires."
.Durifig the. 1970s and' 1980s,
Wright said many things changed
with DOF.

"The division upgraded its
equipment, base-to-operators radio
service and implemented new ways
to fight fires," Wright said. "We
utilize spotter planes more now
and the ICS (Instant Command
"It's a system where you have a
single commander, and then it
branches down, so that different
agencies can blend together. That
way everyone knows what
everyone else is doing and is not
stepping on each other's toes," he
SWright also remembers the May
1985 Boyd fire.
According to a news article dn
the blaze, ",What started out as an
average house-size fire grew to
engulf. 100 acres within 15
'minutes and after 1 1/2 hours had
approached 1,000 acres.
S"High winds and low humidity
played havoc with firefighters,, as
the blaze quickly spread and
threatened nearby homes," said
County Forester Larry Harrington.
"The fire was spotting so bad
we could only attack the flames,"
Harrington said. "The fire was
spoiling up to one-half mile ahead
of ii and the flames were spotting
"Firefighters' worst fears were
confirmed, when a sudden wind
shift caused the blaze to swing
around to the residential areas. At
that point, the fire had consumed,
about 2.500 acres," he added.
"Firelighters established lines
between the fire and the homes, as
. volunteers anid city firemen were
placed between Division of
Forestry personnel and the
"At ,that point, sheriff's

department personnel were called
on to begin evacuation procedures.
Some 100 residents in the area
were notified that the fire could
not be contained and that they
might have to leave their homes.
"We made tentative evacuation
plans when I was up in a place and
could see the direction the fire
would take with the wind shift.
We began having the sheriff's
department ahd Florida Highway
Patrol move into the area,"
Harringtoi said.
"Families began packing up
their belongings as the fire
advanced within inches of their
yards, and downtown churches and
the. high school volunteered to
take in any homeless."
During the fire, Wright and
another ranger became engulfed in
the flame:
The other ranger climbed under a
protective tent as the fire roared
past. Wright's tent did not work
properly, so he was forced to use
his yellow jacket'as a shield
against the flames, which were
passing over the two men.
Wright shrugs at the memory,
saying that "everyone out there
that day was a hero, from the
firefighters to law enforcement to
.the people out in their yards with
water hoses."'
Wright said he and his partner
suffered ninor smoke inhalation
damage, but that he is pleased that
the fire was put out without any
major injuries to personnel
fighting the blaze.
The fire eventually took down
the timber.on 3,000 acres.
For more information on the.
Florida Division of Forestry,
please call 838-2299.

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face a large auditorium of people
and put forth our best effort. It
was a lot of fun and the memories
of that night are firmly etched in
my memory," said Martha.
Currently, Martha and her
husband live in Madison where
she is a reading teacher at Madison
County High School. This is her
26th year of teaching. She and her
husband have six children as a
combined family and are expecting
the birth of their 12th grandchild
any-minute. She. is so happy
about the continued success of the
festival and being here to
Wanda Morgan Hicks, 1960
Pine Tree Festival Queen, lives
with her husband, children and
grandchildren in Panama City.
Our 1961 Queen Hazel Julia
Redd (Bartlett) now lives in.
Houston, Texas.
Mildred Hendry (Fike), 1962
-Pine Tree Festival Queen, resides-
here with her husband Dennis.
Mildred continues to work with
special needs children at Pre-K
Center. Known for her dedication
to children and creative classroom
work, Millie was named Taylor
County's Teacher of the Year in
"When I was chosen queen; I
was overwhelmed by how kind and
generous everyone was. I loved
participating in all the activities.
My sponsor, the Perry Shrine.
Club, was very supportive. When
I think back, the one thing that I.
remember so fondly was simply
*the warmth i.felt from our
community," said Millie.
Millie also commented about
her Miss Florida competition
experience by saying that it was
simply overwhelming, but she
gained so much from the
experience. In fact her pageant
roommate was actually chosen
Miss Florida. In addition to
representing the county, Millie
was so proud to receive the
scholarship money that helped her
obtain her college education and
train to be a teacher..
She and Dennis have two
children and three grandchildren.
1963 Pine Tree Festival Queen
Suzanne Redmon (Page) resides
here with her husband Edward.
Niarie MNcMillan (O'Steen) was
chosen Forest Festival Queen in
1964 while a senior at Taylor
County High School. She, relates,
"For an awkward, unsure young
girl who came from a low-income,
single parent family in the 60s the .
experience truly was a 'Cinderella
story'. In those days it was
considered prestigious just to be
asked to model items from local
merchants during the pageant's
intermission. When, the Perry
Jaycees asked me to be their
'Princess,' as contestants were
called then, I was honored and
horrified. On the one hand, I saw
S the opportunity to compete for the
SScholarship money to help further.
my college education. On the
other, I doubted' my abilities to
pull together what was needed."
-But Marie-tells how several
, adults came to her rescue: Dean
Mann helped with her talent, Mrs.,
Margaret Hamby soothed her
nerves, and Mrs. Jimmie Bennett
and others offered support, helped
us dress, do make-up etc. They
are. just three of the many Who
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personal growth opportunities that ,
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community leaders like Joe Burns
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representing Taylor County, I
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Marie earn a degree in secondary
education and she returned to
Taylor County to enjoy a teaching
career. She became an active
volunteer in the community and
served as the Queen's Pageant
director for several years.
Currently, Marie and her
husband live in Mayo where they
raise champion Walker Fox
Hounds. She is active in youth
church work, chairs the annual
Pioneer Day Art Slhow and serves
on the local juvenile justice
Charise Williams Summerour,
1977's Florida Forest Festival
queen, said, "My good fortune to
have been selected in 1977 to hold
the title of Miss Florida Forestry
and represent Taylor County
produced many fond memories I
still treasure today.
"I will never forget the pageant.
I wanted to do my best so my
mother helped me select just the
right gown. I felt like a princess.
The pageant-theme was 'Southern
Nights'; clad in hot pihk frills and
parasols our choreographer Helen
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notch orchestra was not to be
passed up."
As for the impact being a
Florida Forest Festival queen had
on her life, she said:."I am sure
my confidence and poise were
greatly enhanced during this time.
As a young woman of 17, I was
afforded many opportunities to
speak one-on-one with state
politicians and civic leaders, and
participate as a guest in some of
Florida's top festival events. Now
that I am an adult with a young
daughter of my own, I appreciate
more fully what a formative time
in my life this was. For me, the
friendships formed during my time
as Miss Florida Forestry had the
greatest impact on my'life. Many
who were emotionally and
physically supportive during my
reign became mentors and lifelong
friends who I have reached out to
over the years and have been
fortunate to share my life's
experiences with."
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"Suzanne Page helped with
make-up and Reba Olcott gave
her modeling assistance, without
which I would have tripped and
fallen on top of the judges. Marie
Ezell supported me in preparation
of my judges' interview which had
to be the longest 15 minutes 'of
my life. I still wear the beautiful
charm Sandra Srhith, our pageant
chair, gave each of us as we
departed the interview. Though
much of the night was a blur I do
remember hoping the talent
portion would go well and was
very surprised at being selected!
"From that weekend and
throughout the next year, I was
very busy in my official capacity
and, loved every minute of it.
Diane Rigoni made sure I was
prepared for every function and
was there for me in preparation of
the Miss Florida competition.
From gown creation and fittings
to professional photos and speech
lessons she made sure I did not
miss a beat. Miss Florida was
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this Taylor County girl. I was so
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When you smell syrup wafting
through the air on the, morning of
Festival Day, you know the Boy
Scouts are in the kitchen again.
And if you. bought a $4 ticket to
partake of pancakes (with sausage
on the side and your choice of
drink), you can rest assured that
the projects of the county's Scouts
have been funded for another year.
"We were always trying to raise
funds--like other organizations--
with two or three fundraisers each

year. Finally, we decided to select
one fundraiser and do it well.
That's how the idea came about for
a pancake breakfast," said David
Adams, an Eagle Scout himself
who has moved into the leadership
In its' sixth year, the pancake
breakfast begins at 7 a.m. on
Festival Day .The 1999 effort
netted $800 and involved just the
Cub Scouts; beginning with the
new millennium, proceeds doubled

ts feed

'half the

on festival day

as Boy Scouts were added to the
work list. Once again, the Scouts
need to feed.half the town again
this year.
"We've been very successful
because of the-generosity of
donors so that our supplies are
paid for, and our profits go to the
boys," said Jack Palaio, who will
lead the Boy Scouts through
breakfast on Oct. 22, as
Cubmaster Karl Morgan directs
the Cub Scouts. Palaio gives
special credit to Buckeye and
Fole\ Timber and Land. whilee the
Cub Scouts are quick to thank
their sponsors. the Optimis and
Kjwanis clubs. -

the year to pay for:
. Scout patches and awards
Pinewood Derby cars
Blue and Gold Banquet expen-
ses in February
Camp expenses
Trophies and miscellaneous
operating expenses.
Scouts work in the serving line,
take up tickets and money, and are
also responsible for clean-up. The
breakfast' concludes at 9:30 a.m.
so that everyone can see (or
participate' in) the King Tree
Parade through do%% n[o\ n Perr',
"Scouiing is aj reja program.
teaching self-r.lijnc. Ihfte skills
and citizenship "
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The Florida Forest Festival Carnival will be open each
night through the "big day," Saturday, Oct. 22. The. carnival
will open at 4 p.m. daily except for Saturday, when it will
open at 12 noon.

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Heavy equipment show will 'amaze'

When festival-goers reach
,'Florida Forest Capital Park
Saturday, they will be amazed at
the sight of the heavy equipment
show being prepared for the Forest
.. -Machines of every size and
Shape with the capabilities to
push, pull, grapple, rake, cut and
.(everything else that a logging
operation could need) will be
Available for inspection.
Vendors from across the
Southeast and Taylor
County, will be represented,
including Tidewater Equipment,
Flint Equipment, Ring Power
Corporation, Suwannee
Equipment, DixieLand Lumber
Company, Florida Equipment
Specialist, GCR Tire Centers,
Gordon Tractor of Madison, Gyro-
Trac, Live Oak Tractor Company,
MorPower, Pioneer Machinery
Inc. and Wood-Mizer South.
Flint Equipment Company will
bring a 608S feller buncher with a
22-inch saw blade; 643H John
Deere Feller buncher with a 20-
inch shear blade; 748GIII John
Deere arch skidder;.and a 435C

John Deere log loader with CSI
264 de-limber.
Florida Equipment Specialists
will be bringing a Mustang,
model 2109 skid steer with a
mulching head; a Mustang, model
MTL 25 track loader with six-way
blade; a Mustang, model ML 28
wheel loader; and a Toro Dingo,
model TX425 with a grapple
GCR Tire Center will have .a
variety of forestry tires mounted
on wheels for display and different
truck tires mounted on, both white
steel and aluminum wheels.
Gordon Tractor Inc. will be
displaying various models of New
Holland and Kubota tractors along
with farm and utility implements.
Also being displayed will be
Exmark, Hustler .and Kubota
commercial mowing equipment
and Kubota and Polaris utility
Live Oak Tractor Company will
be displaying tractors, Gators and
lawn equipment. They will also be
selling John Deere ball caps and t-
MorPower will be featuring a
C87L cutting head: a Swinger 3K

S Issues-Based Education programs in
Clay Olson, County Extension Agent
(Agriculture, Natural Resources & Community Development)
Marine Science & Natural Resources
Justin Sapp, Marine Agent
(Coastal Enhancement, Marine Science Education)
SFamily & Consumer Sciences
Deborah Humphries, PCS Agent
.E :(Parenting, Nutrition & Housing)
4-H Youth
Lori Wiggins, 4-H Coordinator
(plant and animal science,
environment education,
leadership & citizenship,,
career exploration)
203 Forest Park Drive
Perry, Florida 32348
.838-3508 Fax 838-3546

with cutting head; Swinger 2000
with grapple, 1631 stump grinder;
Sand a chipper.
Pioneer Machinery will have a
525B Caterpiller and'a Prentice
log loader which will be used in

the loader competition.
Event Chairman Ray Whitfield
urges the public to stop and see
what's new and better in the
,logging equipment field.

Tractors and logging equipment of all shapes and sizes will
be on display at Forest Capital Park on festival. day during
the heavy equipment show.

Welcome to the

i, r50th Florida

Forest Festival

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And the

winners are...

The babies were smiling (or at least their parents were) once again as the
winners of the Florida Forest Festival Baby Photo Contest were announced
during the Little King and Queen Pageant held Oct. 8.
By category, the winners are:
0-6 months
First place, Blane Lytle (parents Robert and Sabrina Lytle); second place,
Michael O'Neal (parents Tanya and Jeremy O'Neal); and third place,
Ashton Mauldin (parents Angel and Bradley Mauldin).
S7-11 months
First place, Makayla Levingston (parents Amanda and Michael
Levingston); second place, Kaylee Cordova (Elizabeth and Jesse
Cordova); and third place, Logan Tristan Linton (parents Lisa and Shawn
Linton). One-year-olds
First place, Hanna Olivia Touchton (parents Francess and Jonathan
Touchton); second place, Susanna Curry (parents Cheryl and Chris Curry);

It's all smiles, flowers

and nail polish in the

Baby Photo Contest
and third place, Autumn Brielle Brown (parents April Anthony and Matt
First place, Maddie Diana Drawdy (parents Dana and Sam Drawdy);
second place, Camdyn Dyer (parents Katie and Todd Dyer); and third
place, Levi Morgan (parents Claudia and Monroe Morgan).
First place, Kinsley Uhl (parents April and Chris Uhl); second place,
Ethan Whiddon (parents Staci Whiddon and Ty Whiddon); and third place,
Ashtyn Tilton (parents Jim anrd Alicia Tilton).
First place, Jade Fletcher (parents Kathy Aman and Shane Fletcher);
second place, Hardy Jandula (parents. Sharon and Kenny Jandula); and
Kasey Parker (parents Tina and Ken Parker).
All winners and entries in the contest will be on display at Photos &
Frames in downtown Perry throughout October.

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looking for?
S.7udges in the r-aby Photo:
Contest base their decisions
on the fc'll:wingi criteria:
-Aniqueness of photo.
--Does the photo capture
-1the mnomnent?
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Levi Morgan
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Autumn Brielle Brown

Makayla Levingston

Kaylee Cordova

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Michael O'Neal

Hanna Olivia Touchton

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Ethan Whiddon

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And the

winners are...

Maddie Diana Drawdy

100 crafters appear

For those who love arts and
crafts, the festival this year will
feature nearly 100 crafters under
the pines.
The 2005 showcase of arts and
crafts will feature:
*wooden furniture;
hand-crafted jewelry;
*Christmas items;

*hand ba gs;
*jams and jellies;
*bath salts, lotions;
* leather crafts;
*children's toys;
* wooden flutes.

Want reserved parking?

Reserved parking tickets ($5
each) for the Florida Forest
Festival are currently on sale at
the festival office through Friday,
Oct. 21.
Tickets will not be available
festival day and space is limited.
Due to safety and security
concerns, the amount of through-
traffic on Industrial Drive festival
day will be restricted.
Free parking areas will be
located behind Ring Power (on

Highway 19) and in front of the
airport. Free shuttle service will
be provided at both areas on
festival day.
Reserved and handicap parking
will be at Taylor Technical
Institute. Law enforcement asks
that all handicap parking permits
be prominently displayed for easy
identification. Reserved parking is
by permit only.
Drivers are asked to "please be
patient" during any traffic delays.

Jade Fletcher
On display
.All entries in the Baby Photo Contest will be on display at
Photos & Frames in downtown Perry throughout October.


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