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 Section A: Main: Living
 Section A: Main: Sports
 Section A: Main: Religion
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 Section B: Community
 Section B: Editorial
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Taco times
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028361/00043
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Title: Taco times
Portion of title: Taylor County times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Perry Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Perry Fla
Creation Date: October 26, 2005
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Perry (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Taylor County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Taylor -- Perry
Coordinates: 30.114444 x -83.5825 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1961.
General Note: Published on Wednesday.
General Note: Description based on: 22nd year, no. 27 (Apr. 11, 1984).
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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
        page A 2
        page A 3
    Section A: Main: Living
        page A 4
        page A 5
    Section A: Main: Sports
        page A 6
    Section A: Main: Religion
        page A 7
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 8
    Section B: Community
        page B 1
    Section B: Editorial
        page B 2
        page B 3
    Section B: Classifieds
        page B 4
        page B 5
        page B 6
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October 26, 2005

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Sixth annual
'Gift of Sight'
day planned
Nature Coast EyeCare Institute will
host its sixth annual Gift of Sight Day
Nov. 22.
Dr. Joel K. Shugar will be providing
free cataract surgery for individuals
meeting program guidelines. To
determine if you qualify for the free
surgery, please call (800) 870-6001,
ext. 641.

Parade winners
King Tree Parade Chairman Evelyn
Day has announced the following.float
winners from Saturday's "big event:"-
--Chairman's Award; Buckeye,
--Grand Marshal's Award: Red Hat
- Society,
--Mr.:Treerific: Pre-K.
--Most Photogenic: Taylor .Cointy
Developmnentn Authority/Georgia
SForesty' queens.,
--Most .-jumorous Award: First
'United Methodist Church.

Garage sale
benefits Taylor
Senior Center
The Sehior Center Volunteers will
hold a, garage sale to benefit the
activity prograrns for.the Taylor Senior
Citizens Center.
The garage sale Will -be tel'd on
Saturday, Noy, 5, from 8 a.m..tonoon.-
The inside sale will offer ""balgaius'
galore with "something for everyone,"
Doorso.p.en promplly.at 8 a af..an
there Wll1 be' no sale's at anylimeirior'
to the date and time set for the garage
The center is located in the old
Gladys Morse Elementary School.at
800 West Ash Street in Perry.
For more information, contact A. J.
Burch at 584-4924...

Reception to
honor Ammons
The JROTC will host a, retirement
'reception for.Col. David Ammons
Thursday, '.. Nov. .10: at. Joycs
:DoWntown Cafe frorm:6-8. p.m.
- 'DreSs :Swill be semi-formal and the.
mealwillcost $12. .
'Those, planning' to attend aie;
asked .to RSVP SG Eddie Smith
at eddie.smith@taylor.kl2.fl.us' by,
Nbv. .

S Man's best ,,
With -.the~ risji~gpri.p, ,of. gasoline
wouldn't. it' be nice to have .dog,
obedience'.training courses available
Ipcally' instead of driving to.
SA.-loc~'group is trying to determine.
'if thee; is a real need and/o' interest,
Within the cemunityfor dog training
.courses... -,. ., ,
f.:yoeu- would. like to&' establish a'
better. bond 'between you and "man's
best-friend,' please allSheryl at 838-'

F69:S'. : .;<;a IF .
6928 .

Fall Festival,
S lated IV nclay
'too6kii~ for~ ; allowing. good time?.
SJerkinhs Bqys & Giris.Club will hold
its ;anti,'IEall" Festival Monday, Oct.
31,;fromnJ68 p.m.; for children ages six
to nirtie; Admission is:$1.
Godb ssi.on: Will' 'be sold. Events
wiliciudue a. cdstume-contest, dance
cobntestandgames. .
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ivin .,. A-4 .
Spo; .pagd 6A-6.
-igaI.i,,page A-.7
u Uiity..-pae .-1
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Teen killed in weekend crash

Two horrific wrecks occurred in
Taylor County oer the weekend.
with one Taylor County teen losing
her life Saturday after she failed to
stop at an intersection and vas
struck b\ another vehicle.
According to a report filed by the
Florida Highway Patrol. Elizabeth
E. Bishop, 19, was driving a two-
door Chevrolet car west on Jimmy
Archer Road on her way to pick up

a friend to take to the carnival.
Another vehicle, a 2005 Ford
truck, was traveling north on Green
Farm Road when Bishop's car ran a
stop sign and veered into the
truck's path.
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Emergency Medical Services
Director.Paramedic Marty
Tompkins. along with paramedics
Michael Lundy and Chad Bush.

and EMTs Jack Gaines and
Clayton Steffner. soon arrived on
the scene where they treated
Bishop and her 16-year-old
Bishop was transported to DMH
where she was later pronounced
dead. The passenger \was treated at
the scene and then flown to
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by
DMH transport helicopter

AirMedic One where she was
treated for a severe concussion.
The driver and passenger of the
truck, both 30,, were treated at the
scene but refused further medical
According to Tompkins. one of
them later changed her mind and
was flown to TMH by DMH
AirMedic Two.
The crash is still under

tais .weie plenty during' "Stry.
ibtlin .UndH r the Pines" -at-the Cracker'
t lStead -. .
P edestr n.. affc jams were reported
p'j -packed 'anrts and crafts area,
n.dgnctf'vehicle tfaffic was' bumper-to-
t,^p;rbn.Hfighway 19 leading into the
h r
'. "mer0tofi.the'Albany Marine Band
li zled .vith'jheit precision and skill.'
''r .ond Vincfnit, the undisputed
q.ueen- of contemporary. bluegrass,
SroIked the crowd with two.ively shows,
,iahd t:: tn tayel for ''-one-on-one
autograph sessions ithat. lasted Well into
Pilaafernoort '
S- :,a ..a.. 3 .
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Marijuana, crack cocaine seized

Student arrested on drug charges

.A student at Taylor Learning
Center (TLC) was arrested Friday
on multiple drug charges after
school officials learned he was in
possession of suspected marijuana
and crack cocaine while on the
school campus.
According to a report filed by
Perry Police Department Ptl.
Kristina L. Reis. a student at the
school, Jared Charles Blount. 17.
paid for breakfast with a dollar bill
which "smelled like marijuana."
When Principal Jim Brannan
was alerted to this, he went to
Blount with the bill and pulled him
from his classroom.
"Brannan asked Blount to smell
the dollar bill and tell him what it
smelled like," Reis said, "and
Blount said it smelled like
marijuana. Brannan, informed him
that it was the same bill he had paid
for breakfast with.
"Brannan then asked him if he
had any illegal substances on him
and Blount produced a burned
rolling .paper, a partially burned'
marijuana cigarette, a lighter and a
$5 bill."
Brannen said he also noticed a

pill bottle and asked Blount what
was in it, said Reis.
"Brannan said that Blount
hesitated and then took the
container from his pocket." said
Reis. "The container had what
appeared to be crack cocaine in it."
Blount was taken to the front
office where Brannan contacted
police. While in the office, Blount
also surrendered six small bags of
marijuana which were concealed in
his pockets.
Brannan told police that "Blount
had never been a problem at TLC
and was very respectful to
teachers," according to Reis.
"Blount also told Brannan.that he
was going to sell the drugs, but not
at school."
Blount was transported to the
Taylor County Jail, where he was
charged with felony possession of
cocaine with intent to sell on
school grounds, possession of
marijuana with intent to sell on
school grounds and possession of
drug paraphernalia on school
The Department of Juvenile
Justice was also contacted and the

drugs were sent to the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
for analysis, according to Reis.

Rm Boys &

-': ,Citing the.lack of an
courity..commissioners de
::reqiest from the Boys and
.iTlib'-for $6,250 'in :bu
d .'---. .
SThe' commissioners
'...~blgeted a '$25,000 comic
fr i-bnlution:io -tthe Boy
'- Cl ub 'fot fiscal year
e.an-t1h6e cub was aski
"'t- U rst quarter, of those
"q'u1e.g $6,250.
,i .'a, lette to: County F
t T t ammy 1
Director Kevin

5 t o ur-organiza
.."t, i pt it'. of

The cocaine and marijuana were
valued at more than $600 by law

investigation and charges are
Complete obituary information
may be found on page A-8.
,- Please see pane 3




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deal to buy

Tom's Foods
Tom's Foods, including its plant
in Perry, has sold to rival snack
food maker Lance Inc. The $37.9
million deal was finalized last
Perry Plant Manager Bob Brownd
said he feels good about the future
of the Perry plant under Lance
"They are still developing plans
but they see a lot of growth
potential'for the Perry plant."
Brown said.
Tom's filed for Chapter 11
bankruptcy earlier this year but
efforts to reorganize the company
fell apart over the summer due to
higher fuel costs and disruption of
key Gulf Coast markets by
Hurricane Katrina, company
officials said.
Lance President and CEO David.
Singer has stated that it will be at
least a month before any critical
decisions are made involving
employees and plants.
"Tom's has got a lot of
committed, loyal employees,'
Singer said. "It's got a great
customer base. It gives us capacity
to grow and it has very good".
locations that will help ouFr..
transportation costs."
The Perry plant, which will
celebrate 25 years of operation in
2006, employs about 75 people.
Lance, based in Charlotte, N.C.,
employs about 4,500 people with
manufacturing facilities in
Charlotte; Burlington, Iowa;
Hyannis. Mass.; and Ontario,
Its products include sandwich
crackers and cookies, crackers,
potato chips, cookies, sugar
wafers, nuts and other salty
Tom's based in Columbus, Ga.;,.:
employs about 1,400 people withr?
half of those at its three plants ancf-i
offices in Columbus. :;
In addition to the Perry facility-:
Tom's operates plants in:
Please see page 3 i

;irls Club

denies funding request
audit, allocation in this year's.budget. I agreed, adding that it was his
nied a know (tJat normally the board understanding that the club has
dJGirls asks for an audit before payment a "healthy'reserve."
dgeted is given, but with the Commissioner Pat Patterson
uncertainty of our city funding, said that she had heard "second-
had we need the county's financial hand information that some
unity support to insure that we can programs that are supposed to
's': and deliver the grants 'and programs be offered are not being offered.
2005- that we administer, on time." I want to make sure they are
ng for 'No one from the club was living up to their motto." -
funds, present at the meeting, held Oct. Brown made a.motion to deny
18. the club's request and
finance The county staff Commissioner Clay Bethea
Taylor, recommended that the seconded. The measure passed
i Kidd commission deny the request unanimously. By consensus,
ld like until an audit coldd be. the board also agreed to hold a
action's' presented. ;- wbjkshop. with the eys. and
our. Commissioner, Jack Brown.. '.'irs Club to discuss the issues..
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A-2 The Taco Times October 26, 2005

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A-3 The Taco.Times October 262005

For Florida Forest Festival

S'Largest crowd in years!'

The Albany Marine. Corps Band, led by Drum. Major Staff Sgt. Ryan Hower and under.the
direction of conductor Sgt. Shannon Van Pelt, arrived by bus early Saturday morning to
participate in the 50th annual Florida Forest Festival. The Taylor County High School JROTC
served as hosts for the band. 1n addition to marching in the King Tree Parade, the band also
performed a selection,of patriotic favorites for the large crowd gathered at Forest Capital Park.

Crash victim airlifted to TMH

Continued from page 1
SThe second crash occurred the
next day, when a Perry youth
failed to stop his truck at the red
light at the intersection of Hwy.
19 and Hwy. 30, causing him to
plow into two other vehicles.
5 According to FHP Trp. William
"Billy" Ernst, a 1996 Chevrolet
truck driven by WhitneN W.
Bucklalter, 18, was traveling
north on H\i\. 19 "at a high rate
of speed," when it approached the
intersection and red light.'
Buckhalter failed to stop for
Traffic, and hit a 2005, Ford truck
which was pulling a trailer \ ith a
1i987, Suzuki Samari on it.: The,

3'*, "

Local workers

hired by Lance

Continued from page 1
Corsicana, Texas; Knoxville,
Tenn.; and Fresno, Calif.
. The Perry plant produces a_
variety of chip products as well as
extruded products such as Puffed
SCheezers and Hot.Fries andhas the
capacity to. produce even more
products, Brown said.
Other Tom's products include
sandwich crackers, baked goods,.
- nuts and candy.
:Brown said Lance officials
SVisited Perry earlier this week to
introduce themselves to employees
and to tell ,them about the
'company and its benefits.
-"They have hired everybody
:except for a few executives in
SColumbus," Brown said. "Our
employees here are excited about
the change."

Samari was knocked from the
trailer and flipped onto the
highway, upside-down.
After hitting the trailer,
Buckhalter's truck continued
forward momentum, striking a
1998 Ford Expedition, causing
S$8,000 in damage.
DMH EMS personnel
Tompkins. paramedics Laura Guy,
John Blauser and EMTs Tim
Nolpes and Chris Williams treated
the \ victims at the scene.,

SBucklialter was flown to TMH
by AirMedic One to be treated for
his injuries, while a five-year-old
girl was transported to DMH for
Another victim, as in the first'
crash, later requested, treatment and
was transported to Shands in
Buckhalter was charged with
-reckless driving and possession of
alcohol by a person under 21 years
f ae.

DOF to hold forestry

herbicide workshop

.The Florida Division of Forestry and the University of Florida County
Extension Service will sponsor a Forestry Herbicide Workshop in Perry-
Tuesday, Nov. 8.
S ihe \workshop "t ill be held at the Forest'Capital Hall with registration
beginning at 9:45 a n. and the workshop lasting until approximately
2:45 p.m. An array of topics will be discussed that pertain to the ise of
herbicides in forest management applications. The general'public is
invited to attend \\ ith lunch being provided by Red River Specialties Inc.
Forestry Continuing Education Credits and Pesticide Applicator
Continuing Education Credits will be available for this workshop. Please
RSVP by Friday, Nov. 4. For more information, contact Adami Parden,
Taylor/Dixie County Forester, Florida Division of Forestry at (850) 838-

Continued from page 1
Taylor favorite Mollie Lynne
belted out hit after hit, staying to
serve as a celebrity judge for the
final talent competition.
Miss Florida Mari Wilensky
shimmered in a beaded white gown
while 2005 Jr. Miss Allison
Bassett glowed in a black and
white formal.
Forestry queens, forest rangers
and Smokey Bear anchored an
educational and historical display
from the Division of Forestry.
Also in the crowd were more
than 25 former Pine Tree Festival
and Florida Forest Festival queens
and Jr. Misses, along with more
than a dozen former Little Kings
and Little Queens.
Past festival chairmen also
received due. recognition for their
former years of service.
Spit-polished chrome and raised
hoods lured car lovers to the
Antique Car Show which boasted
all makes and models.
Skidders, loaders and mansize
tractors drew would-be drivers to
test the gearshifts and driver's seats
at the heavy equipment show.
Local talent took the stage to
impress during the Talent
Showcase & Karaoke
Competition. (For winners, please
see page B-1.)
"There was just a great crowd
this year--the largest crowd in
Smny years. Everyone seemed to
be having a great time and that is
what it was all about," longtime
festival volunteer and board
member Rick Olcott said.
SLeading off the day in a big way
was the King Tree Parade through
downtown Perry. Kazoo bands,
clowns, floats, log trucks and
antique cars all rolled down
Jefferson Street with big waves
and bigger smiles.
Earlier, runners and walkers
took part in the 5K Run/Walk.
On Friday, major events
included the Heritage Day tours at
Forest Capital Park State
Museum, with more than 1,000

Children dashing around "under the
The red carpet, was out for Mr.
and Mrs. Tourist during a special
reception at the Perry/Taylor
County Chamber of Commerce.
Friday evening, the courthouse
square was race central for the
Great Bed Race and Gaslight

Scary stories at the Cracker
Homestead capped the night, as did
a "Homecoming" reception for
former festival royalty.
Board members said it will take
a few months to recuperate from
all the fun...and then it's time to
start planning for next year's big
event. -

"Hands-on" exhibits included manual water'pumps.

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*I We have a few

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2005 Ford F150
Reg. Cab, V/6, 5 Speed,
A/C, Cloth Seats Stk #250175T
MSRP 21,295
Discount 1,800
Ford & FMC 5,000


2002 Ford Ranger KIT Supercab
Alloy Wheels, Power Windows & Locks,
C/D, Running Boards, Tilt Wheel, Stk. #P491
was $14A95 $13,595

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

1997 F-250 XL SuperCab
Automatic, 4x4, 7.3 Diesel, Stk. #495

2004 Ford Explorer 4x4 KLT
V/6, Auto, Power Seats, 3rd Seat, Running Boards,
Tow Package, Luggage Rack, Rear NA/C, Stk. #P490
was $20,95 $19,995

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
V/8, Ext. Cab, 4x4, LS-Z7 LLTMil, PI,,- l l l.w i
Tow Package, Bed Liner, Alloy Wheels, C/D, Stk, #P488
was $21,995 $20,995

All prices plus tax, tag, title & state
fees. Dealer fees included in price.
Not responsible for typographical
errors. Pictures for illustration only.
Rebates apply where applicable.

A .

new 2005's
Come in and

Big Discounts
& Large Factory

2004 Ford F150 ILT
SuperCrew, Lariat, C/D, Alloy Wheels, Bed Liner,
Tow Package, Stk. #P476
was $24995 $21,995

2003 Ford Ranger Edge Supercab
Alloy Wheels, C/D, Cruise, Power Windows
& Locks, Bed Liner, Stk. #P494
was$14995 $13,995

2002 Ford Escape IlT
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 $11,595 $10,795

2003 Ford Focus Sedan SE
Auto, Power Windows & Locks, C/D, Tilt Wheel,
SStk. #P481
was $10,995 $9,995

2002 Ford Sport Trac
V/6, Auto, C/D, Bed Liner, Running Boards, Stk. #P472
was $18,995 $17,795

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2005 Ford 500
Sedan SE, V/6, Auto, 6 Speed Transmission,
Aluminum Wheels, Traction Control,
Premium Sound System st250017C

Ford & FMC


2002 Ford F150 Supercah XL 4x4
SV/8, FX4 Package, Auto, Leather, C/D, Power Seats,
Alloy Wheels, Running Boards, Tow Package, Bed Liner,
Stk. #250171A
was $21,995 $20,595

2001 Ford F150 Supercrew LT
V/8, 4x4, C/D, Bed Liner,Alloy Wheels, Running
Boards, Tow Package, Stk. #250166A
was $18,995 $17,695

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

2001 Ford F150 Supercrew XLT
V/8, Alloy Wheels, Bed Liner, Tow Package,
Stk. #250151A
was$16,595 $15,395
1997 Mercury Sable 6S
V/6, A/C, Stk. #250037C
was$4,995 $3,995
2002 Ford F150 Supercab XLT
C/D, Running Boards, Tow Package, Alloy Wheels,
FX4 Off Road, Stk. #250033CA
was $21,995 $20,595

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til 11:00 p.m. every Friday
and til 8:30 p.m. every Thursday

Dine in our new booths
Wanna rock & roll? We've got a jukebox

Rosehead Junction
S(Downtown next door to Planet Video)


:Hair a mess? Kids cranky? Work shift work?
Pull in...pull out...

Open everyday til midnight
S Monday thru unday

Visit us at our new location
2234 Hwy. 19 S.

Now accepting applications for present
store and future Walmart location
6am midnight shifts available
(must be willing to work weekends)
K 584-7844

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A-4 The Taco

Times October 26,2005

eg e e d r o e ose, I.
Meg Baldwin, new executive director of Refuge House, Inc.

Local Refuge House Director Debra McGrew
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A Family Salon Stop by for all your hair tare needs;
C special styling occasions, ear piercing & facial waxing. ,

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$65 Body Wraps (partial $35)
Herbal Diet Products. Facials Ear Candles



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S "--- ^ Whether you're tied up In knots or jusl need
iiii some relaxation, try a one-hour massage.
These tine businesses are 'OUR PERSONAL CARE HEADQUARTERS ,
and are located at 628 S. Jefferson St.; Perry, Fl.
Walk-ins welcome appointments s not always necessary

True Love

A person I think about
day and night,"
My one true love, you give me light.

You make me laugh when I'm sad,
You steer me right 'when I am bad.

God sent me a miracle from above,
And it's you, my one true love!
By Crystal Helton


Love you,
Mom and Moe


Managing Editor
In Taylor County last year,
there were 161 convictions for
domestic violence. That compares
to 96 in Madison County. And
both statistics are derived from
incidents reported, leaving
professionals to speculate on how
many other incidents' go
.,,. unreported.
S The -news can be grim, Meg
Baldwin admitted to the Perry
Woman's Club, 'but "there is a
light on the horizon."
Baldwin, who is the new
executive director of Refuge
House, Inc., which oversees
S shelters in this region, shifted the
S spotlight to local refuge director,
Debra McGrew, and noted that 549
individuals were served by Taylor
.County's refuge which:
housed 97 women and
fielded 408 hotline calls;
provided transportation to
numerous victims;
*., and offered counseling and
safety planning, while educating
56 children on safety plans and
how to call 911.
Baldwin reminded her audience
of the national statistic which
shows that one in four (or maybe
even one in three, she admitted)
women are subjected to domestic
violence in the form of a physical
assault from a spouse or
boyfriend. Statistics also show
that in half of the families where
domestic violence occurs, children
are involved.
Domestic violence can include
all uses of control to dominate and
intimidate a person, she said,
listing these:
physical force
S humiliation
coercive sex
f -
i frami ly and frie nds
controlling contact with the
outside world
Using money as a control
Using children as a tool to
ultimately, showing the
Victim "who's boss."

Look up
for heaven...
look downtown
,.for us!

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.Out of This World"

Quality Flooring
For Less!
Professional Installation
115 E. Green St.
E, Mon.- Fri. 9- 5
Evenings by appt. Sat. 10 2

Baldwin reminded club members
that Refuge House, which can be
reached 24/7 at 584-8808,
provides emergency services as
well as counseling, support
groups and advocacy. "We

understand that the risk of lethal
violence increases 15 times when
women prepare to leave, and we
are there to help," said Baldwin.
Last year, at Taylor County
.- Please see page 5

Wedding reminder

Lindsey Parker and Bryant Brantley remind friends and relatives of their
wedding Saturday, Oct. 29, at 4:30 p.m. at Steinhatchee Landing. A
reception will follow the ceremony.

All descendants of William Robert "Bob" Allen are invited to the
family reunion on Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Mayo Community Center
from 10 a.m. until.

I'm a breast cancer survivor, Xango gave me energy '

"XaIngo replaced them
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"Hearing is Believing"
Call me Sue (Crouse) Wilson

(352) 498-700



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Patients Welcome
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bout an hour

A special grandson we knew from the start and from
that day on, joy has filled our hearts.
A gift from above,
his special charm,
'thoughtfulness and
especially his love. His
efforts and determination to
obtain his goal, we watched
with pride as they did
unfold. Now a young man
more precious than wealth,
so remember, Grandson, as
much as we love you, God
loves you more!!
To our grandson...
Jeffrey Holden
Happy 18th

161 convictions for domestic

violence in Taylor last year

Registry r

Lindsey Parker
Bryant Brantley
October 29, 2005
Cathy Oaks
Mancel Sherrer
October 29, 2005
All Gunter
James Parker
October 31, 2005
Brian Jones
November 12, 2005
LaDonna B. Bembry
Joseph G. LaValle
November 26, 2005
Sonja Smigiel
Lance Burfurd
January 28, 2006

Baby v
Registry c

Missy & David Gray
Boy.due November 2005
Erika & Brian Snow
Boy due November 2005
Jamie & Brian Lundy
Girl due December 2005
Lori & Mark Wiggins
Boy due December 2005
Lee & Michael Newman
Girl due December 2005
Callie & Greg Babbitt
Due December 2005
Mary Teresa & Steve Murphy"
Due December 2005
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Nov. 18, with two performances,
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The show lasts approximately
one hour.
Area first through third grade
students from schools in NFCC's
six county district, including
Taylor, have been invited to the
General admission tickets are $2
per person. Reservations are
required. Please call the NFCC
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A-5 The Taco Times October 26, 2005

New arrival

Lillian Mikel England I
SGarrett and Janalea England of Steinhatchee announce the birth of their ''
'daughter, Lillian Mikel, on Sept. 14, 2005, in North Florida Women's
Center of Gainesville. The baby weighed 7 pounds and was 19 and one-
.half inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Mike and Sue Smyrnios. The baby's great
grandfather is Eddie I.,uc Brown.
Paternal grandparents are Gary and 'Connie England. Her great
grandmother is getty Hamilton: .
SLillian Mikel England

New exec praises McGrew

Continued from page 4
Elementary School, the local
Refuge House conducted an

educational program, "Hands Are
Not For Hittlling." The program
underscored "ho\ to stay safe
%when someone is fightingin \our
Baldwin also paid tribute to the

Phillips, Grambling to marry
SMary Phillips, the daughter of Mary Shaw and the late
tiim Ives -rlti'bfe rharried'o games Grambling, the son of'
Mary and J.W. Grambling, on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at
10 a.m. in the Taylor County Court House. A reception will
be held the following day, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. at Westgate. All
friends and relatives are invited.to attend.

License #CG3031636-. CCC 058209

(Boys and Girls in grades 1-6)
sponsored by First Baptist Church
Promoting character and self-esteem in every child by providing equal playing lime.
There will be a one-hour practice and game each week.

Registration-- $45 Deadline -- Nov. 10
Pick-up Registration Forms from 1st Baptist Church
Return Forms to First Baptist Church or
Mail to P.O. Box 1119,-Perry, FL 32348
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Everyone MUST attend one basketball evaluation at
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lst&2nd grade: -Mon., Nov. 7 between 5:30-7:3ppnr,
3rd'& 4th grade: Tues., Nov. 8 between 5:30-7:30 pi
5th&. 6th giade: Thurs., Nov. 10-between 5:30-7:30 pm
S A parent/guardian must be preseritwith'ihelr-child.' *
Season begins in January 2006
For more information,call First Baptist Church at 584-7066

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qa %t t I t oi0 e

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Everyone is tempted to walk
the path and face their fears!

Bryant Russell Rd.
1 off Red Padget Rd.
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cadre' of active volunteers who
assist with rape crisis calls and,
provide transportation to victims
and their family members. She
noted that improvements at the
local shelter have included an
enhanced security system, and a
strong partnership 'with
community agencies such as
Healthy Start.
"What we need,"' she said, is
additional support 'for our
children's program and, our
outreach: program, as well as
volunteers to help with courtroom
advocacy." ,
Another area of advocacy which
Baldwin promotes is turningg
attention to the neglected
population of domestic violence
victiris-- including women who
have been prostituted. Child
sexual abuse is the feeder system
for prostitution and these areas
need our attention."
She closed by' informing the
club that during a site visit last
year, the Department of Justice
praised the services offered by the
Perry shelter and said McGrew
should be nominated for an award.
The greatest praise, however,
comes from those who feel safe
because of the refuge, Baldwin
said. "We have the words of one
little boy who stayed at the
shelter. He wrote, 'I like being in
the shelter because people are nice
and nobody's hitting anybody.'"

Simcox speaks

to Rotarians

The speaker at'the Oct. 18
Rotary meeting was Kathy
Simcox, director for career and
technical education at North
Florida Community College.
Simcox spoke on several new
programs:arid expansions NFCC :
has seen recently.
She began by talking about the
registered nursing program, at the
college, which, received funding
contributions from Taylor
The, first class in the two-year
program will begin in January'
2006 with 24 students. They will
graduate at the end of 2007 with
an associate degree in nursing.
So far, the college has 307
students interested in the program Tult
with the final 24 being chosen at
the end of this month, Simcox Studer
said. honored
She is working with officials at in the NF
Florida State University to recognit
develop a program so nursing- math an
students can continue their studies (Madiso
and receive'abachelorof nursing. (Greenv
g I member
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the coast. ._

Ever\ fall for the past 17 years
the communities of Jena.and
Steinhatchee have participated in.
the Florida Coastal Cleanup and
the tradition continues this
Saturday, Oct. 29. :
Adult volunteers will gather at
the Steinhatchee Community
Center at S a.m. Students will
gather at 9 a.m.
The Steinhatchee Garden Club.
the Beta Sigma Phi's and the
Steinhatchee A.ARP 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.
Lash bags will be provided.
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nt tutors at North Florida Community College were
during a "Tutor Appreciation Day" event held Oct. 13
FCC Student Success Center. NFCC students receiving
ion for their role as peer tutors in- the subjects of
id English were: (front row, I to r) Amanda Williams
n); Edelnys Rodriguez '(Jasper); .and Katie Seago
'ille); and (back row, I to r) Crysti Burnette
n); Meghan Harris (Madison); Delvin Boatman
on); Christopher Foster- (Greenville); and
)her Nelsen (Perry). Each student was given
ship certificates from the National Tutoring

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A-6 The Taco Times October 26, 2005

Playoff spot at stake Friday

Comeback effort falls short for Bulldogs

Despite an inspired fourth
quarter comeback attempt, in
which the Bulldogs scored 14
points in less than two minutes,
Taylor County could not stop the
powerful rushing attack of North
Florida Christian (NFC) and fell
45-22, Friday night in
NFC (6-2 overall) used their
huge offensive line and Division 1
college prospect Marcus Sims (12
carries, 141 yards, 2 TDs) to roll
to a 21-0 lead midway through the
second quarter.
However, the Buldogs (3-5
overall) fought back to score on a
42-yard fade pass from Genario
McNealy (8 of 17, 163 yards, 2
TDs) to Tony Powell (3 catches,
77 yards, 1 TD) and had a chance
to pull within 21-14 when the
Eagles fumbled on the ensuing
.Taylor recovered the ball at
midfield, but penalties (seven
between the two teams),
incomplete passes and three sacks
marred a 10-play drive that ended
back at the. Bulldogs' own, 45
(negative five yards).
Sean Padgett knifed through the
line to sack QB Chris Walley for a
five-yard loss on first do\ n, but
on the final play of the first half
the Eagles, handed off to. star
runifingback/linebacker Sims
,(brother of FSU's Ernie Sims,
who also played at NFC); who,
rumbled 50 yards for a touchdown
with no time remaining on the
clock to give the Eagles a 28-7
lead. .
Taylor drove ,down.to the NFC
20 on the first drive of the second
half. but Bryckoski Jackson (15
carries, 88 yards, 1 TD) was hit,
deep in the backfield on a handoff
and coughed up the ball for the
'irsi of four second half turnovers
by the Bulldogs.
NFC drove for a 25-yard field
goal and a 31-7 lead arid padded
their margin after Bulldog
freshman Curtis Jones fumbled on
the Bulldogs first play of their
next drive and McNealy threw an
interception three plays into the
Bulldogs third series of the second
The other half of NFC's 1-2.
punch at runningback,- Daniel
Crowell (16 carries, 123 yards, 2,
TDs), scored on a 30-yard-run late
in the third period to make the-
score 38-7.
The Bulldogs rallied, against
NFC's second team defense, as
McNeal% found Powell for a 24-
yard pass and scrambled for 27
more before pitching to Jackson
for a lo-yard TD run.
Sean Crowley's point after kick
cut the margin to 38-14, but NFC
fumbled and Jake. Meacham
recovered to give the Bulldog
offense the ball just seconds into'
the s'art of the fourth quarter.
McNealy wasted little time.
scrambling for 11 on a play-action
pass and pitching to Jackson for ,
eight yards on an option play
before running for seven on a.QB:
McNealy then connected with.
Greg Snead for an 18-yard TD pass
with 10:02 remaining in the game
and: scrambled in for two points on
a bad snap to make the score 38-
NFC inserted its starters and
Crowell carried seven times for 48
yards on a 10-play. 64-yard

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scoring drive to ice the game with
a 20-yard touchdown run with
5:25 to play.
McNealy was picked' off on a
desperation 4th down pass, and
NFC drove down to the Bulldogs
four-yard line before taking a knee
as time ran down.
The Bulldogs rushed 31 times
for 148 yards with Jackson and
McNealy leading the way, while
Padgett picked up 12 yards on two
carries, Powell managing a yard
on a reverse and Jones picking up
four yards on three carries.
Powell led the receiving corps
with 77 yards, followed by, Joseph.
Proenza (30-yard catch), Meacham
(27-yard catch), Snead (2 for 25, 1
TD) and Jones (four-yard
Taylor had 311 yards of total
offense, but gave up 483 to NFC '
* powerful offense (45 carries. 326
yards. 4 TD's rushing), as Walley.
completed 9 of 13 passes for 157
yards and two TDs.
NFC did not punt in the game.
completing a pass on a fake punt
the only time they lined up in
punt formation, but the difference
was turnovers, as the Eagles
fumbled only once ,ahd the,
Bulldogs lost two fumbles and
threw two interceptions. .-
Sims had 113 yards and two
touchdown on just nine carries in
the first half before taking most of
the second half off, as Crowell
took over and carried 12 times for
87 yards and two touchdowns.
McNealy was sacked four limes
in the first half and had -5 yards
rushing, but rebounded with a big
second half in which he gained 45
yards on four carries.
The Bulldogs had several missed
opportunities on defense,
including an Eagle fumble that
should have been recovered early
in the first quarter, as well as
numerous chances to make tackles
for a loss or sacks when Eagle
ballcarriers and Wallay slipped
out of defenders' grasps in the
SMcNealy and the Bulldog
offense once again had several
highlight reel plays, including a
3rd and 9 play late in the opening
quarter when McNealy scrambled
to avoid three defenders on a pass
attempt and managed to find
Powell coming back to the ball
for an 11-yard colnpletion good for
a first down.
However, Jackson fumbled and:
recovered for a two-yard loss on
the next play. Powell managed
only a yard on an end-around and
an incompletion forced one of
Crowley's three punts under heavy
pressure as the second quarter
Sims set up the Eagles' second
score with a. 14-yatd run and
fullback Ben Telfair busted up the
middle for a huge 36-yard run. on
which Gerald Walker made a TD-

saving tackle. With defensive end
Cole Revels just missing a sack,
Walley hit wide receiver Carlton
SSalters behind the Bulldogs' safety
for a 40-yard TD pass and a 14-0
: The Bulldogs went three and
Soui, as McNealy threw long, had a
dropped pass and Jackson was hit
in the backfield, for a loss by
Crowley's 25-yard punt was
returned 26 yards and Walley hit
Shis tight end for a 27-yard TD pass
Three plays later to grab a 21-0
lead with 7:40 remaining in the
first half.
.The Bulldogs appeared poised to
punt again after losing yardage on
the next series, but Head Coach
Price Harris caught NFC offguard
on a fake punt call and Jackson
broke free for a 34-yard run.
SMcNealy threw a perfect fade
Pass to Powell on the very next
Splay for a 42-yard TD that cut the
lead to 21-7 with 4:21 to play in
the second.
McNealy made a touchdown-
s having tackle on Crowell after a
20-yard gain and Meacham,'
Revels, Jake Wilson and Lance
Rowell combined to sack Walley
and force a fumble at midfield.
Taylor was hit:with, illegal
substitution, personal foul,
intentional grounding and delay of
game penalties, while NFC was
flagged for pass interference.
holding and facemask penalties in
a 10-play drive that went
essentially no where and ended
with 'lcNealy being sacked on
back-to-back pass attempts to turn
the ball over on downs.
Sims broke loose for a 50-yard
TD run on the final play of the
half to give NTC a 28-7 lead.
The Bulldogs started the second
half moving the ball, as Jackson
had three carries for 13 yards and
Proenza made a di\'ing 30-yard
catch, but Sims crushed Jackson
in the backfield to force a fumble
and give NFC the ball at their
own 26-yard line.
Big tackles by Billy Joe
Wigglesworth, Walker, Meacham,
Rowell, Padgett, Revels and
Georgie Armstrong held NFC toa'
field goal, but Jones lost a fumble
on the very next play.
Meacham and Revels combined
to sack Walley for a 13-yard loss
and Meacham and Walker made a
tackle for no gain to force a punt,
when NFC completed a 16-yard
pass that was four yards shy of the
first down marker.
After McNealy was intercepted
on a long pass to. Powell, NFC
...returned the pick 30 yards and
Crowell scored on a 30-yard run
.one play later to put the Eagles on
,top 38-7.
McNealy jump-started the
Bulldog offense with a 24-yard
completion to Powell and a 27-
.ard run before pitching to

Jackson for a 19-yard TD run.
Meacham recovered a fumble on
the Eagles, first play and McNealy
pulled the Bulldogs within 38-22
with an 18-yard TD strike to
Snead and two-point run.
NFC sealed the win by going
back to its punishing ground
game, as Crowell carried seven
times in a 10-play drive and scored
from 20 yards out to make the
final score 45-22.
The Bulldogs have a chance to :
make the play-offs for the first .
time since 1998 by defeating
district foe Fort White this Friday
at Dorsett Stadium.
Fort White comes into the game
7-1 overall with their only loss
coming. to district champion
Madison County two weeks ago.,
The Indians and Bulldogs are
both 1-1 in district with wins over
Dixie County, and losses to
Taylor beat Dixie 22-10 and lost
to Madison 63-20, while .the ""
Indians defeated.Dixie County 24-
6 and lost to.Madison 47-25.
Fort White reeled off six
straight wins before losing to
Madison, including victories over -
(4-4) West Nassau, 10-6, (6-2) J :
Hamilton County, 32-0, (2-6)
Newberry, 24-8, (5-3) Keystone Taylor
Heights, 42-7, (4-4) Dixie, 24-6 pass.
and 14-4) P.K. Yonge. 14-7. Last
week the Indians defeated oi-Si
Jackson~ille Stanton College
Prep. 34-0.
Indians opponents have a
combined record of 31-23 thus far.
Compared to Bulldogs opponents' g -
overall record of 3S-26
The winner of Friday night's
District 2-2A battle between
Taylor and Fort White \~ill
advance to the play-offs as district
runner-up and travel to fjce
District 1-2A champion (5-3)
i Pensacola Catholic.- -. -. ,-- -.-
The winner of Friday night'-
District 1-2A matchup of i4-4)
Defuniak Springs Wallon and (4-
-4) larianna (\who lost to the I.
Bulldogs, 36-33 in the third game ; "' -
of this season) will travel to --
SMadison to take on the District '::
2A champion Co\bow s ho.

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Churches welcome families t

Athena Baptist stages Fall Festival
Athena Baptist Church will host its annual Fall Festival on Sunday,
Oct. 30, from 5 until 8 p.m. Ages 1-95 are invited, with food, drinks,
games, puppet shows, hayrides, a moonwalk and prizes offered. Everyone
is asked to dress in a costume representing an animal or biblical character.
Lakeside invites all on Oct.31
Lakeside Baptist Church will hold is Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat.
celebration on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Games,
music, fun activities, drawing and food are promised. Don't miss it!

First Assembly celebrates 62 years
First Assembly of God will.celebrate its 62nd anniversary and annual
homecoming on Sunday with the Rev. Walter Long as featured speaker.
The pastor and,congregation extend an invitation to all friends and church

Union ses
The Taylor County Ministers;
Deacons and Superintendents,
Union with the Rev, Izell
Montgomery Jr. as president, will
convene on Oct. 28. this is an
auxiliary of the First Bethlehem
Baptist Association. Elder J. B.
Duval will be moderator. Sessions
Swill be held at Ne\w Brooklyn
Missionary Baptist Church where
the Re\. Donald McBride is pastor.
At ;7 p.m. Friday. the local
New Beginning
New Beginning Church of God,
located at 1208 W. Hampton
Springs Rd., will hold a.Holy.
Ghost Revival featuring Mary

;sions begi
program will be sponsored by the
host church. On Saturday, Oct. 28,
the opening session is 9:30-9:45
a.m, continuing throughout the
day. On Sunday Oct. 29, Sunday
School will be held from 9:30-11
a.m. Services continued throughout
the' day. A city wide invitation is
Those from Perry that attended,
the 50th anniversary celebration of'
Lefarnia and Howard Francis held
Saturday afternoon iin Monticello
slates revival
Robinsas evangelist.
Sert ices will be Oct. I28-29 at
7:30 p.m. On Sunda\. the revival
ends with 11 a.m. worship.

Always striving to provide better service, Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is
proud to announce their new website is online Current family services
Arrangements can be obtained as well as information about our services.
Log on to www.joepburnsfuneralhome.com for Perry
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families to be special guests for morning worship which will begin at
10:30. The service will be followed by a noon luncheon.
Pastor appreciation planned Oct. 27-30
Glorious Rain Church of God of Prophecy has the following schedule
of events for Pastor Appreciation services honoring Byron C. Hughes:
Oct. 27- 7 p.m. service will be led by Pastor Denver Mullings and his
Praise Team:
Oct. 28- 6 p.m. service will be led by Pastor Darrel Harrison;
Oct. 29- 10 a.m., Family and Friend Day will be held;
Oct. 29- 6 p.m., Musical Extravaganza begins at 6 p.m.;
Oct. 30- 11 a.m., Youth Sunday will feature Minister Ranata Hughes
and choir;
Oct. 30- 3 p.m., Presentation to Pastor and Pastor's Dinner, with
Pastor Robert French and church leading.
For more information, please contact Kimberly Glanton at 838-1637 or
Dannette Turner at 584-3117.

n Oct. 28
were Mrs. Corine Howell and
daughter Olivia Fews, Mrs. Annie
Mae Porter, Mrs. Thelma Newberry
and daughter Vera, B. D. Williams,
and Mildred Alexander. It was an
enjoyable, grand occasion. The
food was delicious. It was a great
family get together.

St. Peter Primitive
Baptist Church
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Shady Grove welcomes 'Last Call'
The Robert M. Hendry Memorial Methodist Church in Shady Grove
will host the quartet, "Last Call," on Oct. 30 during the 11 a.m. service.
Everyone is invited to come "and witness the wonderful ministry of this
talented musical group."
Planning ahead for Thanksgiving...
The Church of God located on West Ash Street Will be offering free
Thanksgiving lunches on Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day. All are welcome
to come from 11 a.m. until. Donations are currently being accepted.
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Pursuant to section 193.122 Florida Statutes,
Eldon Sadler, Property Appraiser for Taylor County
hereby gives notice that the 2005 tax rolls were
c. certified to the tax collector on the
21 st day of October, 2005, for the collection of taxes

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S Joe Roberts
: Joe Roberts. 83. died Oct. 25,
2005, at his residence in Perry.
.iHe was born in Collins\ille.
Ala., but had lived in Perry since
: Mr. Roberts, a member of First
UInited Methodist Church, was the
founder and owner of Roberts
Lumber Company.: He 'was a
World War II veteran who served .
Sin the Arnm Air Corps.
SMr. Roberts was a member of
the Perry Rotary Club. where he
Was named. a Paul Harris fellow,
and also of the Perry Elks Lodge,,
No. 1851. He was a former owner
:of Sportcraft Boat NManufacturing
:in Perry and a graduate of the
-lrniversity of Georgia in forestry.
He'was preceded in death by his
=--ife, Mary Sue Roberts, in 1997.
Survivors include: twosons,
--Jody Roberts and wife Linda, and
i-Alan Roberts and wife Mary
S(E\'ais). all'of Peorry; a brother,
:Earl Roberts of Talladega, Ala.;
:four grandchildren: and a host of
Snieces, and nephews.
Funeral Iservices will be held
Friday, Oct. 28, at 11 am. in the
First United Methodist Church
with the Rev. Matt Wallis
officiating. Interment will follow
at Woodlawn Cemetery.
i Family members will receive
- friends Thursday from 'until 8
Sp.m. at Burns Funeral Home.
n- In leu of flOwers, donations
may be made to First United
Methodist Church, P.O. Box 487,
Perry, FL 32348:
S Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements:.
Lonnie Ray Goff Sr.
Lonnie Ray "Redfish" Goff Sr.,
54, died Oct. 8, 2005.
A native of Williamston, N.C.,
Sand coming from Americus, Ga.,l
he had.lived in Perry for the past
19 years. He was a fruck driver.
SHe was preceded in death by his
Parents, Henry Goff and Mildred
Survivors include his wife of 26
years, Sherry Goff of Perry;, two
sons, Christopher M. Goff and
Lonnie Goff Jr., both of Perry;
four daughters, Christina Parker of
-Brandon, Kylee White 'dfo
ICollierville, Tenn., and Cynthia
Goff and Khristal Goff, both of
Perry; one. brother, Larry Goff;

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Join the NFCC Artist Series for
a musical stroll through the
seasons with the Chamber
Orchestra of Northwest Florida
(CONF) performing Seasons and
Serenades on Thursday, Oct. 27, at
:Van H. Priest Auditorium.

The performance begins at 7
p.m., and features works from
Antonio Vivaldi's cherished "Four
Seasons." Tickets are now on sale.
The CONF, a string orchestra,
is an affiliate organization of
Okaloosa-Walton College in

Pool table sought for seniors

.The Taylor County Senior Citizens Center is in search of a pool table
to.be donated for use bythose seniors who love the game.
'Anyone who has a pool table that they would like to donate to the
center is asked to call A. J. Burch at 584-4924. The Senior Center is
located at 800 West Ash Street and is open Monday through Friday, 8
aim. to 5 p.m.

-Off to the races
-'-PACE representative Debbie Beach (left) is shown giving
Jimmie Smith of MainStreet a, check for $1,000. which was
.-used for the' Florida 'Forest Festival bedrace competition.
"PACE has been a great supporter for the event for several
years," Smith said, "and we- appreciate everything they've

three sisters, Ann Dycus of Perry,
'Karen Terry of New" York and
Donn ka Dupil of Auburndale 11
grandchildren: and a host of nieces
and nephews.
SMemorial services will be held'
Saturday'. Oct. 29, at 2.p.m. at Joe
P. Burns Funeral Home with the.
Rev. Danny Lundy officiating.
Burns. Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Alberta V.
Mrs. Alberta V. Remmert. 89,
'died SunJay, Oct 23, 2005, at
at Good Samaritan Center in
Dowling Park. following an
:extended illness.
S She was' a native of Candor, .
Penn., and a member of Raccoon
Presbyterian Church in Bulgar,
SSurvivors include: one Son,
tLarry Remmert of 'Summerset,;
Ohio; two daughters. Faye
Wolfkill of Perry and Gayle Tintle
.of Bethlehem, Penn.
Funeral services will be held
Friday. Oct. 28, in McDonald,
Penn., with burial: follow% ing at
Raccoon Cemetery in Bulgar.
SBeggs. Funeral Home of Perry
was in charge/ of local
Elizabeth Ellen
Collins Bishop
Elizabeth Ellen Collins Bishop,-
19, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005.
She was a native and lifelong
resident of Taylor County, and a
SSurvivors include: her mother,,
Constance Faglie Bishop of
Chattahoochee; her fathers, Peter
L. Bishop of Thomson, Ga., and
Doyle Jerry Collins Jr. of Perry; a

Artist Series

will feature

'Seasons &


Niceville. Music Director
Demetrius Fuller leads the
prestigious group which provides
high-caliber concerts featuring the
area's professional musicians..
Maestro Fuller is an award-
winning young conductor and
maintains several other important
positions in the United. States in
addition to an extensive guest-
conducting schedule in Europe.
Virtuosic' concertmaster and
violinist'Enen Yu and bandone6n
player Matias Gonzales of Buenos
Aires also join CONF for this
enchanting performance. Gonzalez
will intrigue you with the sounds
of the.bandone6n, an instrument
related to an accordion and used
frequently in tango music. The
CONF will also perform works by
Antonin DvorAk and Astor
Tickets are available from the
NFCC College Advancement
Office (Bldg. #2 on the NFCC
campus in Madison, Fla.) or by
calling (850) 973-1653.

NFCC holds

math summit
Mathematics instructors Tori
Slaughter and Phyllis Yates from
Taylor County High School
met with teachers from
surrounding counties at the annual
NFCC Math Summit held Oct 7.
I The gathering was organized by
North Florida Community
College's math department chair
Daniel Harris and instructors Dr.
Sharon Erle,'Dr. Anthony DeLia,
Matt Desloge and Phillip Taylor.
Teachers got an FCAT update
from state mathematics
coordinator Vince Verges.

stepbrother, Isham Junior Bishop
of Georgia; grandparents. Will R.,
and Martha N. Bramlett of Perry,
Patricia R. Bishop of Georgia and
Doyle J. Collins Sr.; of Perry.
She was pre-deceased by two
grandfathers, Edwin C. Faglie Sr.
and I.L. Bishop.
Funeral services will be held at
2 p.m. today (Wednesday. Oct. 26)'
at Beggs Funeral Home with
burial following in. Pisgah
Family members received
friends on Tuesday, from 5 until 9
p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home'
which was in charge of

Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson Vickery, 79,
died Oct.20 2005, in Pensacola.
Born in Osceola, he was the son
of the late .Andrew Jackson'
Vickery" Sr. :and Bessie
(McCracken) Vickery. Mr.,
Vickery was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by two
brothers. Raymond Vickery and.
Willard Vickery.
Survivors include: a brother,
Harold E. Vickery,of Perry; two
sisters, Louise Hicks and Myrtle
Sullivan, both of Dowling Park;
one sister-in-law, Inez Vickery of
Perry; his girlfriend, Tammy
Shaw of Pensacola; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held -
today. Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at
Woodlawn 'Cemetery with the
Rev. Glenn Baker officiating.
Family members will receive
friends one hour prior to the
service at the cemetery.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrangements..

Seventh Day Adventist Church

Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday |
Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. I


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Mollie Lynne sings a series
of crowd favorites festival

Rhonda Vincent sings a duet with bassist Mickey Harris
during her performance Saturday.

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SMr. and Mrs.-ourist.take part-inthe parade of beds Friday.

The Crosspoint Red Team celebrates after placing first.

Crosspoint takes first, second in bed race

Justin Guarini performs. a number of jazz hits.

Karaoke 2005

The Great Bed Race for the 50th annual Florida Forest Festival ran
Friday night with four beds in competition..
After a series of speed trials, the dueling teams of Crosspoint Fellowship
Red and Crosspoint Fellowship Blue squared off to see who would come,
awa. with first place. When the dust settled, the red team had pulled away,
winning the $300 first prize. The blue team took second and $150.
The team from Cox Electronics defeated Ace Hardwate to finish third for
the evening, earning them $75.


The Ace Hardware bed received the "Best Dressed'. award for the bed
which most represented the festival theme.
Also on hand were 2005 Mr. and Mrs. Tourist Mark and Sonja Sedberry;
Festival Jr. Miss Allison Bassett, Little King and Queen Walker Davis and
Haley Smith and Miss Florida Mari Welinksy, who all too part in a "parade
of beds" prior to the race.
The Great Bed Race was presented by MainStreet Perry and sponsored
by PACE Local 3-1192.

Miss Florida Mari Welinsky
smiles as she "test rides" one
of the beds Friday night.

The Gaslight Parade serves as a rolling journey through the history of automobiles.

Justin Guarini with first place winner Kevin Story

Dusty Green
The voices soared and the
crowd cheered as the 10 finalists
in the Florida Forest Festival
Talent Showcase and Karaoke
Contest took the stage under the
pines Saturday.
After they were done,
celebrity judges Justin Guarini

S Melea Anderson
and Mollie Lynne returned with
their decision.
Dusty Green took third place
and a $50 prize, Melea Anderson
took-second with $100, and
Kevin Story was awarded top
honors along with a $200 grand

Little King Walker Davis
"reigns" over the Bed Race and
Gaslight Parade.

Dinner with Justin
Four lucky people got to eat dinner with American Idol Justin Guarini Saturday night following
the Karaoke Contest. Pictured above are Coca-Cola representative Matt Stafford, Tambrika
Flowers, Guarini, Ashley Phy, Judy Bickel and Denise Palmer. The contest was a co-promotion
between the Florida Forest Festival and Coca-Cola.


S-2 Taco Times October 26, 2005

Toxicologist: Air will

remain good in Taylor

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Taylor Democrats have not issued resolution
Dea, Editor, -that statement with a call for the established health-based limits.
._t the county commission plant's operators to mitigate those Clean coal technology has made
meeting on Oct. 18, a list of concerns by meeting, federal significant improvements over the
organizations against the coal plant standards for air quality and last six years and modern
in Taylor County was read, and minimizing air pollution through environmental controls are well
included on that list was the strong controls and modern beyond that of plants built in
Democratic Party. I would like the technology. This has happened. earlier times. The coal plant will
citizens of this county to The plant operators have clearly spend over $500 million on
understand that the Taylor County stated their intentions of meeting environmental controls. Clean coal
Democratic Executive Committee and exceeding air quality standards technology can create jobs in
has not issued any resolution in and the plant is going to be the Taylor County and help the
opposition of the coal plant. cleanest of its kind in the country National energy crises we are
We believe that for the with respect to air quality, facing, while preserving our
foreseeable future, coal will remain The average emissions from the Please see page 4
one of the nation's lowest-cost plant are projected to-be far below
electric power fuels, and a coal
plant in Taylor County offers Power plant a Disney frnt '
significant economic benefit. Powy
Construction of the plant will
begin sometime around 2008 and Dear Editor: Florida. Embarrassing!
will last four years. During this Carl Hiaasen writes: "Greed Isn't JEA fronting for Disney's
four year period, it will create up to always trumps common sense and Reedy Creek, a municipality
l1500.construction jobs and about science." How else could you created as a sweetheart gift to the
180 full-time jobs when it goes into explain our "leaders" welcoming a corporation? Why isn't Disney
operation. These will be high group that would pump. noxious meeting their energy needs with
paying jobs and the economic gases into the air we breathe safe solar power rather than
benefits to Taylor County could be (hurricane-spawning CO2, poisoning our.children to profit
very significant. One group that is mercury that makes your fish from other children?
opposed to the plant is the Capital unsafe to eat,). drawdown the After driving through and seeing
Medical Society, [Tallahassee] aquifer, take your land through the beauty of this area, a visiting
which represents 500 area eminent domain and shut down the media representative was amazed
Physicians, town and emergency medical that Taylor County would jump so
They recently issued a statement response twice a'day for 100 rail quickly after the bait of a few jobs.
saying "we are opposed to a coal- cars to come and go? This person stated: "Taylor
fired, power plant in our area" Reminds me of last year when County is like the only girl at the
because of the risks to children and commissioners and candidates dance. You have what the rest of
patients with heart and lung were falling over each other Florida wants." Embracing a coal
ailments. But the group balanced welcoming the con-man from West burning power plant is like

Taco Time

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marrying the first guy that asks for
a dance.
The Big Bend is growing. The
demand for space and land is here.
Why sell cheaply?. Manage the
growth and maintain our assets. To
our local workers who have chosen
construction trades, I would say:
stay on the road, make those big
bucks but leave your family and
neighbors in cleaner air. To some
of our unemployed: education and
work-habits may be a larger factor
than lack of jobs; improve these
areas. Growth alone does not
eliminate unemployment or
This could be the biggest thing
that will impact Taylor County for
more than 50 years into the future.
Why should it be decided by five
people? If not, then what is the
harm in taking time and getting
citizens involved? The
commissioners' decision to bring
in a power plant was hurried and *
not even on the board agenda for
citizens to be aware, yet it will
impact every citizen in Taylor
County for the next three
generations and beyond.
Commissioners, give citizens an
opportunity to guide Taylor
County's future.
Richard L. "Abe" Whitfield

The North Florida Power Project
(NFPP) facility that will be,built in
Taylor County represents anew
generation.' state-of-the-art power
plant with $500 million worth of
highly sophisticated engineering
equipment to properly treat air
emissions to levels below all health- A
based requirements of slate and
federal environmental agencies. This
conclusion can be drawn from a
detailed evaluation of a variety of
important measures including sulfur
oxides, nitrogen oxides, particles,
organic compounds and metals Christophe
(including mercury). Contrary to
misdirected recent public criticism, technical staff of
the agencies responsible for review of all aspects of
the project including, among others, the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection and U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, state/federal fish
and wildlife agencies, and the Suwannee River Water
Management District, have the expertise, authority and
professional commitment to ensure protection of
health and the environment.
Recent improvements to the environment in a
number of areas in Florida, including at least a 60%
mercury decrease in fish and wildlife of the
Everglades, provide encouraging evidence that
aggressive regulator) efforts, which started in the
1980s to control mercury from paints, electrical
devices and waste incinerators are paying off.
Similarly, a July 2005 report from the U.S. Centers for

'Did you know
Dear Editor:
Did you know?
I'm tired of one or two people or
groups of people tearing down
what God has blessed us with. We
Share the caretakers of all of this, His
creation. God forgives us
Christians for not standing firm in
the wake of evil.
Did you know? As you walk up
the steps to the building which
houses the U.S. Supreme Court
\ou can see near the top of the
building a row of the world's law
givers and each one is facing one in
the middle who is facing forward
with a full frontal; it is Moses and
he is holding the ten

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Disease Control concludes that
,mercury levels are declining in
children and women of childbearing
age., Certainly, the important
t regulatory activities regarding
mercury should be continued,
through programs such as the federal,
Clean Air Mercury Rule, but at the
Same time we should recognize the
progress and the successes to date.
The Taylor County NFPP plant is
committed to meet all mercury
S. requirements from the start of its
As an environmental health
eaf, professional with over 25 years'
SP experience in the assessment of risks.
and as a lifelong asthmatic, the demonstration of safe
air quality is of great importance to me, as it should be
to all residents. It is well-recognized that our family
history, the foods we eat, the indoor air we breathe,
and outdoor air quality are influences on respiratory
health for children and adults. We are fortunate that
our air in North Florida is good. and I remain
professionally and personally confident that it will
remain good when this plant is operating in Perry. If
the older generation of historically dirtier power plants
in the Northeast and Midwest U.S. were able. or
willing, to install sophisticated technology like that of
the Taylor County NFPP facility, we could all breathe
more easily.
Editor's Note: Christopher Teaf is a research associate at
Florida State University as well as a toxicology consultant for
the North Florida Power Project.

Moses is on Supreme Court?'

Did you know? As you enter the
Supreme Court courtroom, the two
huge oak doors have the ten
commandments engraved on each
lower portion of each door.
Did you know? As you sit inside
the courtroom, you can see the wall
right above where the Supreme
Court judges sit, a display of the
ten commandments.
Did you know? There are Bible
\erses etched in stone all over the
federal buildings and monuments n
Washington, D.C.
Did you know? James Madison,
the fourth president, known as the
"father of our constitution," made

'the following statement, "We have
staked the whole of all our political
institutions upon the capacity of
mankind for self-government,
upon the capacity of each and all of
us to govern ourselves, to control
ourselves according to the ten
commandments of God."
.:t Did you know? Patrick Henry,
that patriot and founding father of
our country, said. "It cannot be
emphasized too strongly or too
% ,ften t itai i'his great nation .a- s
founded not b) religionists, but by
Christians. not on religions, but on
the gospel of Jesus Chnst."
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Midweek Muddle

SReady for that

retirement home

I have a suggestion that will never fly: next year, This particular conversation was so familiar to
we should issue nametags for the Florida Forest me, because I recall having it countless times with
Festival. my own mother. And the truth is: these children
The daughter returned home for the golden (who are 20 and 21), have no idea how much
celebration this weekend, and we spent most of information I have stored in a diminishing memory
Saturday watching friends float or march by. as system. I know things about her friends that she'll
well as walking with them through Forest Capital never know: who had the first pair of saddle
Park. oxfords at Perry Primary, who said walk-side
I am still trying to get my foot out of my mouth. (instead of sidewalk), who was the cutest boy at
"You know we don't have a football team." said Rooms-To-Grow, who threw up on my shoes at the
one of her college friends who had returned, like a rock building, who gave whom a "diamond" ring in
homing pigeon. pre-school from a gumball machine and is now in
"You don't have a football, team?" I asked. prison.
"Where are you in school?" I know things. I just don't know all the things I
"Maammma," the daughter said, embarrassed need to know.
that I would admit ignorance about this friend's "When's her due date?" the daughter then asked
college location. I couldn't help myself; I had to me of three family friends we know who are.
ask the question. I knew she was in Jacksonville; I pregnant, as one walked by in the distance.
just assumed she was at the school that another "Sometime before Christmas," I said, and i
Perry friend was attending on a football thought it was a pretty decent answer.
scholarship. It's a logical error, don't you think? "Well, that really narrows it down," she said.
We cleared this up, right in time for yet another So we stopped to have a brief, but heated,
face-from-the-past, to show up and exchange hugs. discussion. "Listen, I don't carry a palm pilot
That's when I called him by his father's name, around and put everybody's due date in it."
instead of his own. She smiled and sensed the need to back off. And
"Maammma," she said in anguish. "We need to then I reminded her, "I always knew when my due
take you home." dates were That's what matters."
"Well, it was a honest mistake, and I will I went back and counted: I remember calling 60
apologize." I said to her. I remembered that his people by name, accurately: Marilyn and Mike,
family was from Thomasville--doesn't that count Debbie and Jessica, Sheila and Hannah and Jim,
for something?" .. Betty and Micky, Lacey and Daniel, Lindsay and
"No, because the last time I was home and we Tia, Lisa and Lauren, Laura and Heather, Garrett
saw him, you asked him about his girlfriend and -and Ronnie, Hilda and Callie. Mary Ann, Melissa
that was a big mistake. Don't you remember: they and Kelly, Jim and the Jr. Miss and her entourage,
had broken up." "Mrs. Fuller," Janet and Gene. Dianna and Norma,
Suddenly, I did remember that moment. and it Randy and the Mann girls (all thiee names
was horrible all over again. But I've got to believe remembered, worth appropriate faces), Tony and'
that this inability to be 100 percent accurate seven Will, Tyler and Catherine. Cassidy and Betsy,
days a, week has to do with the quantity/output Stormie and Casev, Mike and Jeff, Mr. Mark and
factor. If I didn't say much, I could probably be Sharon, Charlie and Tuckie, Rachel, Rhonda and
more accurale--less pleasant, perhaps, but more Taylor, Kristin and Angie, Martha, Amanda and
accurate. As it stands now, I put forth more words Teresa. Meridy. Courtney and Susan.
in a day than three average people, so it's only The others have my apologies, but no assurance -
logical my percentage of error would be higher too. .thit it won't happen again. It's just the luck of the
"Uh huh;" she said to me, making a mental draw. i
downpaymeni on a retirement home. Trust me, it's okay if you don't remember my
Ordinarily I would be offended, but a retirement name either. Most days I know it and I will be more
home sounded really good at the time. The Florida than happy to fill in the blanks, without a hint of
Forest Festival can turn anyone into pulp. guilt or shame.


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Festival board commended for 'good job'

Dear Editor:
I just wanted to say what a good
job the Festival Committee did
this year. The parade was very
good, and the festival was
wonderful as usual.
I entered the contest at K-Mart
for dinner with the "American

Idol," Justin Guarini. Well, to my
surprise, I was one of the winners.
We were fortunate enough to have
dinner catered by Mama's Italian
Restaurant, and it was great! There
were, four winners, the winner of
the Karaoke Contest, and Justin
sitting at the table having dinner.

This young man had a
wonderful, enlightening
personality. He was very open and
honest about his hopes and dreams
for the future. He also talked "to
us," not "down to us." He asked
us if we had any questions, and
answered every one of them. He

Writer: Festival decorations lacking

Dear Editor:
What do the following have in
common? Birthday party,
weddings, 50th wedding
anniversary and the prom. The
answer is obvious: a celebration.
In anticipation of these events
certain things happen: 1) the spic
and span cleaning, 2) new clothes,
3) the appropriate decorations of
streamers, banners, a new dress, a
prom gown and tux and of course
a new hairdo for this special
occasion. Each step generating
more excitement to the final event.
Forty-four years ago my parents
bought the house I live in today,
From this vantage point we have
had the unique position of
observing the growth and
changing new face of the Pine
Tree Festival to the Florida Forest
We have watched the parade
being moved from its original
starting point of Jefferson Street
and College Drive (now Veterans
Drive) to the front of the Woman's
Club. No longer arewe able to sit
on our porches or on the balcony
of Angela Ball's house and view
the parade start to finish. That
point is moot because it really is
only a minor inconvenience.
What is not a miioot point is the
skipping of all the steps to the
1) The spic and span cleaning
of the city. We Perry residents
could count on the annual
sweeping of the city streets along
the parade route and around the
courthouse square. No other time
can we see the'streel sweeping
Apparently, the annual
sweeping of the city streets is a
thing of the past because no city
streets were swept by the big
brush sweeping machine. The
sand, dirt,, leaves, and debris
remained unswept for our visitors
to see. Maybe it was to get better
traction for the bed race around
the square.
The city public works guys
were as usual prompt in the

New resident

has questions

Dear Editor:
I have been following, with:
much interest and concern, the
news regarding the pending
construction of a coal fired electric
plant' I am new to the county
(four months) so this came as.a
surprise to.me as nothing was said
when the land was acquired.
I find many questions running
through my head that I feel the'
county commissioners have not
answered fully, and many thoughts
about the dollars that are
"suppose" to come to the county.
Reading the paper and attending
the meetings, it sounds like a done
deal for the plant without any
positive returns to the'
If the headlines of the Taco
Times of Sept. 14 are accurate,
"Power plant picks Taylor
County," I would like to know
what other choices they had. Also,
if Madison County told them a'
flat "no, not here," what other
counties did the same? How can
you pick something if you don't
have choices? Or were they openly
Already the JEA representative
has deleted 200 jobs from the
construction list (1,500 down to
1,300) and 30 from the end line
employment list (180 to 150).
This within the past few weeks;
with the projected length of the
project, how many other deletions
will occur?
Having the technical school
ready to train young people for
jobs sounds good. Do you realize
that the people you are speaking
:of are 11 and 12 now? How do
you know that they will want
these jobs when they are 17 and
18 and getting out of high school?
What skill does it take to shovel
goal from a mound to a furnace?
What are the high-end jobs these
students will be training for? What
are the salary ranges?

cleanup detail immediately after
the parade.
2) New clothes. Apparently, the
only people who had new clothes
were the queens riding the floats. I
must also say that I was
embarrassed for one queen--she
had to stand on a float that
apparently was thrown together at
the last minute and unfinished.
3) Appropriate decorations. I
have called and written about the
lack of decorations for the parade
route and courthouse surround
The kid's parade had a tacky
plastic sign attached to the
Jefferson Street City Park as the
only revelation of anything
happening downtown that
For the 50th anniversary of the
festival a similar plastic sign.
I called the festival committee,

the chamber and MainStreet each
blamed one another for the failure
to decorate and dress the
downtown for the 50th
anniversary. MainStreet even said
it was the fault of the downtown
merchants. I then called the mayor
and she later reported that
decorations were to be placed in
the City Park in the trees for
Saturday's parade on Wednesday by
the city public works.
I hope, of course, the city did
not pull a muscle putting up that
single plastic sign.
One person at chamber said the
green festival signs were-out of
Highway 19/27. The green signs
were but that was not where the
parade was happening. That was
also an excuse for not following
through with the city dressing in
celebration of a 50th anniversary?
Pat Cook

wasn't in any hurry to leave,
either. It was a day I won't soon
forget, thanks to the pictures, and
memories I will carry with me for
a long time.
Thanks again to all who were
responsible for this special day.
Happy 50th! Denise Palmer
Denise Palmer

B-3 The Taco Times October 26, 2005



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Complete dental care
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to our sponsors and donors!

"We couldn't have done it without your support and participation!"


Heavy Eauipment Donors;


McHargue, K.V. Mor Power Clark Oil and Pepperheads
Usher Land & Timber Gyro-Trac (USA) Inc. -' Pork & Poultry
Williams Timber, Inc. Wood-Mizer Products Accent Eye Care
Canal Industries, Inc. Ring Power Curve .
Cochran Forest Products GCR Tire TallahasSee Orthopedic Sports-
Loncala, Incorporated Pioneer Machinery Physical. Therapy (TOSPT)
Suwannee Lumber idewater Equipment r medical Clinc
,B Central Florlda Land & Timber ive Oak Tracor Company; -. J adi eHaistenD.O. ,0
B'ockeye Nursery, Inc. Fint Equipment Company ,k; eye Nursery, Inc. .
Boland Timber Company i; a aube odpany outh House Furniture
iy Fo Timber &a Land n c St tc. ip q st p.A's
Florida Forestry Associatini, ;- -ob IE t Repair
0 ilmiBundingi Products Jones-i investments
...=---.- i..- aag..._._ _,- y .$u'w annee EguiPRe~nt. .- ," _-. ... ..... .. .e- vestm ents
lbe ataIanagem -nt -' anne u" -, itizrns Bank of Perry
&In: ,.ALDi-ATI ,NS-. Nature Coast Eye Care
Buckeye"-:* ,= ,W.-'ConrBiadBuiP :"' v- jWinn Dicie
: .Smiurit.Ston e -Accbnt Eye are :, adcock & More Home Furniture
,. .. ., Lanar A. M.brga'DMD '.... His, Hers & Ours Salon & Spa
*P. ,-,-M'', .'. -,., Sawgriass Realty -".n'- ,,. ..Kmart
yarbroighi~ ~eClanly Vision Arts Eye Care Center Spa Escape
!'l~na ," ,- Ware Oil &'Supply Co., Inc. Golden Corral
A? ." "' Badcock.& More Home Furniture Poppa Jim's
ak Photgra.. Jack Tedder Pouncey's
.eyeo ii .. .. Tri-County Electric Cooperative Pizza Hut
Seraeidi ion Doctors' Memorial Hospital Chaparral Restaurant
r deit Uin Chappell Properties Old Mexico
.aik". .Conwood Sales Company Goodman's
lf PeIrry Martin Electronics, Inc. Hardee's
Waste Pro Mama's Italian Restaurant
i. North Florida Power Project Perry-Taylor County
hi" Z&arce Taylor County Board of Chamber of Commerce
,!oprie. '/ County Commissioners Family Dollar
.' Foodland
-- .....R.....,-.-- DIGNITARY RECEPTION Foodland
SIFarm Bureau Insurance Ragans Ace Hardware
PPARAINCE SPONOR: of Taylor County Yarbrough Tire Company
T ri d "'-.F Rotech
ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORS Home Respiratory Solutions
NIQE CR McDonalds
:ANTIOQUE CAR' HW ,: Progress Energy McDonalds
ANTI CARova&:... ..- n ,irlsC luh

Motorvations ,,-

Wiiiams &. Sons Jnitorial, Inc.


Mama's Italian Restaurant -"
Coca-Cola ,Burg
GTCom Barnm
Thomas Chevrolet FSU
Tourism Development Council (TDC)

er King
aby's Restaurant


lriuda Forest Festival Board of Directors
-; 'organizations and countless volunteers contributed their time, resources and talent to
festival a success. If we have left anyone out, we apologize. We thank each onef0r their" '
p1 and encourage everyone to patronize thFse. businesses and show them yourapireciation.,
for helping to make theseeveg~ possible. ....

B-4 The Taco Times October 26, 2005


Free to a good home: 9-month-old
hound/Jack Russell mix, white with brown
ears. Lots of energy and loves-to fetch.
584-5890, leave message.
FOUND-- Beagle, black collar. Found on
Steinhatchee Road Saturday 10/22. Call
Deborah 229-251-3066.

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.


SSouthern 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.
Lakefront in Madison. Huge historic home,
4 bedrooms, 2 baths, central heat/air,
Jennaire grill and griddle, water and lawn
maintenance included. No pets. $1,200
mo., $1000 deposit. 850-973-3025

For Rent: Small apartment with no
cooking facilities (only microwave and
small refrigerator), 1 private bath, living
room with bed. 584-8045,

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

Top loading frigidaire freezer, 5 cubic foot,
one yr. old, never any problems,
purchased larger unit, $10.00, call, 584-
8372, evenings.

Kellow Appliance Sales and Service. We
have over 50 refurbished appliances in
stock now. Washers, dryers, refrigerators,
-electric soves, window a/c units, stack
upit 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

r ? y ,
Are younew totown? Are you homebound
or maybe do not drive? Do you love Avon
products? Call me and I'll be glad to come
to you and be your Avon representative. I
* also make Avon baskets. I will customize
the baskets to your needs. Everyone
would love a basket filled with products to
suit their needs for birthdays,
anniversaries, etc. ,Call B.J. Cannon at
584-6289. Mention this ad and I will give
you 20% off.
.10/26 .. ..


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..
10/14-11/13 -
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.
SLand 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.
StfEF .

'2.4 acres with septic, power pole and city
water. Mobile homes permitted, $19,500,
call 838-2755.

For Sale: 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1994 Redman
16x80 mobile home on 5 acres off Woods
Creek Road, close to Highways 19 & 98.
838-1210, (cell) 672-1071.
1992 ,Skyline,. 2 bedroom, .2 bath
singlewide mobile home, furnished, carport
and small wood shed, $7995, call, 850-
584-7688, leave message.

Classifieds work...
Give it a try!

Small trailer for rent $75 week includes
utilities. Quiet & private. 904-751-3810.

2 bedroom, 1 bath house for lease/rent
$425 per month, $300 security'deposit.
One year lease required. 838-1869, leave
Wayside Apartments. 1 room, 1 bath,
electric, water, cable included. $95 per
Week, $95 deposit. Adults only 850-371-
2160 (can be seen after 3).
.For Rent: small furnished sleeping room
for rent. Available Nov. 2. $90 per week,
$150 deposit, phone available., 838-1524
(pin #77)
Woodridae Apartments.!!
Looking for applicants Apply now for 1, 2
and 3 bedroom aparlmrenl. Equal Housing
C'ipp,-riun'fy 'C, all .FS.O.4'-68B-T '"WW."
Church St., P.erry, FL 32347. TDD/TTY

1989 Chevy Silverado 350, A/C, cruise
control, power windows, great condition
$3,500. OBO. Call 223-3743
2002 F-150 XLT SuperCab, PW, PL, AT,
cruise & tilt, tow package, 50,000 miles,
blue book $17,225. $14,500 OBO. 584-
1987 Acura Legend, 4 door, runs good,
body is excellent, automatic transmission,
like new tires. $1,500. 584-4439.


pCC $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

1998 Kawasaki KX125, recent overhaul,
runs great. $900. Call anytime (850) 584-


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Certified Dietary Manager Madison
Nursing 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 mustt" We are small, but
are a part of a wonderful cohipany with
caring individuals who have a desire to
improve the lives of our Residents and
Staff. Call 850-973-4880 Ask for Jane
Davis, Administrator.

Employment opportunities at the Boys &
Girls Club of Perry/Taylor County
Unit Director: Job responsibilities to
include but not limited to supervising staff
and volunteers; creating, implementing,
and evaluating programs in all areas of the
club; recruiting and tracking new member;
public relations; maintaining building and
ground; ensuring adequate educational
programming; and other duties as
assigned by the Executive Director or
Director of Operations. Minimum
qualifications: Bachelor's degree or
related Boys & Girls Club or other youth
serving organizational experience.
Bachelor's degree may be substituted with
four years of related experience working
with youth. Salary range:. $24,000-
$28,000 per year depending on
experience. Benefits included.
Program Coordinator: Job responsibilities
to include but not limited to supervising
staff and volunteers, creating,
implementing, and evaluating programs in
all areas of the club in cooperation with the
Unit Director; and other duties as assigned
by the Executive Director or Director of
Operations, or Unit Director;. Minimum
qualifications: Bachelor's degree or
related Boys & Girls Club or other youth,
serving organizational experience.
Bachelor's degree may be substituted with
four years' of related experience. Salary
range: $17,000-$21;500. Benefits
package available to qualified applicants.
Part time General Program Staff: Job ,
duties to be determined on a needs basis
by Unit Director and Program Coordinator.
Minimum qualifications: High school
diploma and experience working with
youth. Beginning salary of $6.15 per hour;
negotiable depending on experience. 15-
20 hours per week, more during summer.
Applications should be picked up from and
returned' to the Boys & Girls Club
Veteran's Park Unit from 2-6 p.m. Monday
through Friday.

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)
S658-5 ;60batv3it .ACy.l let.Pe / rw-.,

The Taylor County Health Department is
recruiting for a Community Health Nursing
Supervisor, position number 054953,.
Salary range $32,722.82-$44,212.96. This
is work assessing patient health problems
and needs. developing and implementing
nursing care Iplans; and.maintaining
medical records in the primary care
program of a public health department.
This employee administers nursing care to
ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled
'patients. The incumbent may advise
patients on health maintenance and
disease prevention or provide case
management This work may also include
inspecting facilities and/or evaluating or
providing consultation on health care
programs, services or policies.. The
incumbent will. be responsible or
coordinating work and supervising
employees. This employee provides
diversified health education both in an
office setting and in community outreach
programs Please apply online at
http://jobs.myflorida.com. Refer to
requisition number 64054953. Only State
of Florida applications will be accepted.
Closing date 11-4-05. EOE/AA/VP
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

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.


Routeman (Amusement machines)--
collections, repairs, some electronic s.iills
helpful, salaried position, valid drivers
license, send resume to P.O. Box 1971,
Perry, FL 32348.
Helper needed to bury underground power
lines. Good pay and benefits. 352-258-

Driver--ALL NEW KLLM HOME 7-10 days.
$.40 plus $.03 NO HZMT NO NYC EOE
CDLA 866-357-7351.

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
10/26, 28AC
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
Bartender at the BeachiBar, male or
female, must be mature, responsible,
dependable and honest. Drug free
workplace: Please call and leave
massage at (352) 542-9918 or (850) 578-
2827, ask for Susan.
Driver Dedicated Regional
weekend guaranteed! 65%
preloaded/Pretarped, Avg. $818-
$896/week. Part time opening available,
Jacksonville, Fl. Terminal. CDL-A
required. 877-428-5627, www.ctdrivers.com
HELPS ,&:LABORERS.-,, ;, bo
Needed for local Project
Hiring Immediately
Southeast Electrical Contractors
EOE-Drug Free Workplace

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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.
10/12-10/21 NFCC


Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Next Class: Nov. 14th
Train in Florida
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement Assistance
Associated Training Services

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
CorrTputer Networking or a related field.
and/or completion of Network related
program from a Technical/Vocational .
School or, job exp. in the rNeAOrk
'' Adminr:/P,C support fleld..,;, Ed. qon, be ..
sub. on a y-t-y basis for work exp. A+"
Certification (Required);Network Plus
(Required); Microsoft Cert. Systems
Engineer (MCSE) is not required but a
plus with 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 Jackle
Koeller 838-3500X7. Position open until
filled. Drug testing,EO.AA,VP employer.

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
S which provides the required
knbWfldgd,' skills 3nd abilities Mu! ,
have a valid Florida drivers license,
A complete job description is available
upon request.
Salary Range:

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

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
to H.R. Manager, P.O. Box 3329, Albany,
GA 31706 or email resume to
10/12tfFE .

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 apply 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.

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2 or.3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Exceeds New Gov't. Standards

*275 mo.

Medical Assistant/Licensed Practical Nurse,

Emergency Medical Tech, Full-Time
Paramedic, PRN

Environmental Services:
Housekeeper, PRN

Food Services:
Cook/Aide, PRN

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

Drug Free Workplace

Imaging Services:
Ultrasound Tech, PRN

Medical Lab Tech, Full-Time, PRN

Registered Nurse, Med-Surg, PRN 7p
Licensed Practical Nurse, Med-Surg, PRN
Certified Nurse Assistant, Med-Surg, PRN

Surgical Services:
Surgical Tech, PRN

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

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Comic Books (collectibles-any year)
Scrap Gold & Gold -Silver Dollars
Pocket Watches Diamonds
Postcards- Sports Memorabilia
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Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys

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

Need a Tutor? Learn Spanish: Read, write,
speak, understand. Improve your English
grammar, spelling, writing, reading: We.
teach children and adults. Call: 584-6968.
Clay .Swindle, L.L.C., All types of
*-rn deirg d,:i cl'. ldes, windows, door
'ramirig. add on addiiiur.L, orches, screen
enclosures, painting interior & exterior. 1.8
yrs. exp., licensed '& insured Free
Estimate, call 850-223-1780 or .843-1941,
leave message. Commercial &

The Handyian experts, honest work!
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776 (office). 25 years.
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House cleaning, reasonable prices.;
Satisfaction Guaranteed' 584-3665

Free Estimates, Bucket Truck Available.
Licensed & Insured. Call John (Sesock),
(850)584-2027 or (850)591-8301.


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B-5 The Taco Times October 26, 2005-

Letters tothe Editor

Coal-mining film called'biased, o

Dear Editor:
I had the pleasure of attending
the public meeting held in Perry,
Florida, on Thursday evening,
September 15, at the request of the
North Florida Power Project.
Opponents of the power project
presented a film produced by a
group based in Tennessee that is
opposed to coal mining. In my
opinion, this film is not a fair and
balanced depiction of coal mining
and its presentation is no way to
foster a fact-based discussion of

the proposed plant.
The film; "Kilowtt Ours,"
contains some very impressive
scenes of surface mining in West
Virginia, including the requisite
footage of blasting used to
excavate the rock above the coal
seam, Also included are the
comments of a distraught local
man who has been feuding with a
coal company apparently because
his family cemetery is located near
the mine site.
The mining activity shown in

Letter criticizes judging
Dear Editor: that's who... and he did not even
There were several talented place. I am: ashamed of the
people that 'sang at the festival. judging and Chris, I apologize 'for
There was only one truly the huge error made by the judges,
exceptionally talented person that and their obvious poor ability to
sang that night and the fact that, recognize talent that was far and
the judges did not recognize that above anything else heard that
talent is shameful. night
Who, when he sang got hoots God is in charge of your life, he
and whistles and claps... Chris had his hand on you and has.
Jackson, that's who. Who, when greater rewards for you than
he sang did people stand up for and winning a local talent contest. To.
applaud... Chris Jackson, that's God be the glory, live your life to
who. Whose name, when the please and honor him arid ie will
announcer asked the crowd who honor you. You are a great young
they thought won was yelled out man.
loud and clear... Chris Jackson, Sharon Schlick

'Serious issues mustbe faced'

Continued from page 2
qualii) of life.
At the same time however,
, Taylor County Democratic
Executive Committee has not
issued any resolution in support of
the coal plant. A look at the
environmental reality of today will
help explain this. In Alaska today
entire towns are being.relocated
because the permafrost on which
they are built is. thawing and the
towns are sinking. A massive.
beetle infestation in millions of:,
acres in south-central Alaska has
destroyed much of the spruce bark
in the forest because significantly
warmer weather is delaying the
usual winter die-off of insect
populations and the Glacier
National Park which had over 150
glaciers when it was created in
1910 has less than 30 today. In
China, highland glaciers shrink by
an amount equivalent to all the
water in the Yellow River every
year and a staggering seven percent
of the country's glaciers vanish
annually. The human cost could
be immense. since 300 million
Chinese live in the country'sarid
west and depend on water from the
glaciers for their survival. In
Europe. nearly two-thirds of North
Sea fish stocks have left their
normal habitat to seek cooler

'Teil other 14%

to just sit down'

Continued from page 2

Did you know? Every session of
congress begins with a prayer by a
paid preacher, whose salary has
been paid by the taxpayers since
Did you know? Fifty-two of the
'55 founders 'f the constitution
where members of established
orthodox churches of the colonies.
Did you know? Thomas
Jefferson worried that the courts
would overstep their authority and
instead of interpreting the law,-
would begin making law an
oligarchy, "the rule of few over
SDid you know? The very first
supreme court justice, John Jay,
said, "Americans should select and.
prefer Christians as their rulers."
How then, have we gotten to
the point that everything we have
dqne for 220 years in this country
is now suddenly .wrong and
; unconstitutional?
As "one nation under God," it is
said that 86 percent of Americans
believe in God. Therefore, it is
very.hard to understand why there
is such a mess about having the
ten commandments on display or
"in God we trust" on our money
and having God in the pledge of
'allegiance. Why don't we just tell
the other 14 percent to sit down
and be still.
I believe in God, I am a
Christian and I am an American!
I am,
Ted Colson

waters further north because of
global warming.
This is a: startling picture of
environmental reality. These are
events happening today: Carbon
dioxide levels are rising, mercury
.levels are so high that the
government is recommending
eating less fish, ice shelves are
collapsing and glaciers are
melting, exotic species are
invading northern regions,
mountain streams are drying up.
This list goes on. In much of the
United States, spring arrives about
two weeks earlier than .it did 50 ,
years ago. Tropical bird species
have appeared here in Florida and
along the Gulf Coast.
These are not computer models
of what may happen 50 or 100
years from now. These are huge
changes happening to our world
right now. This is not a legacy we
will leave our children because the
environmental changes are now
happening at such a rapid rate that.
all of us will be impacted in the
very near future. You may have
noticed how warm this September
was and how late our fall came. It
was the warmest S'etemlber
globally since the beginning of
reliable instruments to track
weather temperature.
For many years large
constituents of'the Democratic
Party have been marginalized as
"Environmental Wackos." Today,
as the ice caps melt and as
environmental devastation hifs
closer and closer to home, the
Environmental Wackos are those
whoican so easily' ignore reality,
pretend this is a problem far in our
future, denounce the
environmental destruction that is
occurring as a liberal plot and
continue to advocate do-nothing,
The Taylor County Democratic
Executive Committee believes
that we are at a point where all
Americans must become
environmental activists. We can
no longer afford to pretend this is
a problem that is somewhere in
the far distant future. It is here
today. At the same time, we
cannot ignore economic reality or
refuse to make tough economic/
environmental decisions. QClean
coal technology has come a long
way. It will provide affordable
energy without environmental
degradation. Today, it is part of
the answer while coal burning
with older technology remains part'
of the problem.
We stand behind all of our,
county's elected commissioners;
Malcolm Page, Jack Brown,
Patricia Patterson, Daryll Gunter
and Clay Bethea and the tough
decisions they make on issues.
such as the coalplant. Clean coal
technology will bring a lot
of badly needed economic activity
into our County.
We also encourage the citizens
of Taylor County to join us in
promoting environmental security
and increasing public awareness of
the serious issues we face.
Neil Shotton, Chairman
Taylor County Democratic
Executive Committee

the film appears to be that of a
"mountaintop" surface mine in
West Virginia, with an emphasis
on the dramatic. Mountaintop
mining is a localized and
specialized coal mining technique
that currently only accounts for
less than five percent of the coal
produced in the US, a share that
continues to fall over time. While
this type of mining provides the
best drama to tell a biased story, it
is not representative of most coal
mining in the US. More
importantly, the film pointedly.
neglects to show the mined land
after it has been reclaimed and
restored to .a pre-approved
condition or use. I was heartened
to hear at least one Taylor County
resident note in his comments
during the meeting that coal mines
in the US must be reclaimed after
In fact, all US coal mines must
have detailed reclamation plans
approved by the appropriate US,,
state, and ,local regulatory
authorities prior to mining. Coal
producers must post bonds or
provide other financial guarantees
to ensure that adequate funds are
available to complete the
reclamation' process, which
normally begins concurrent with
active mining at the site.
According to current law, the site
must be returned to the approved
condition and use. There are no.
Coal mines are like most
construction sites which also
temporarily disturb the land. Such
sites are not very attractive in the
midst of the construction activity--
particularly if compared with the
"before" state of the land. The,
'"after"- pictures of housing
developments, shopping malls,
office complexes or schools are
much more appealing. The film
shows no "after" pictures of


surface coal mines--post-
reclamation--because in Wesg
Virginia these sites are a vertj
impressive catalog of beneficial
post-mining condition and uses. "
The film implies a vast leveling"
of the mountains of WestM
Virginia. In fact, if it is pre-
approved in the mining permit;
land that is not returned to itg
original condition may be used for.
'development of schools, hospital',
industrial complexes, golf courses;'
Other sites are restored for wildlife'
habitat or recreational areas.

I have been studying the US-
coal industry for over 25 years,-
working both for coal consumers
and coal producers and I aiit
acutely aware of the critical
contribution of coal to out--
nation's energy requirements,
However, one need only pick up
-the morning paper or watch the:
nightly network news to-
understand the importance of coal.
as a low cost and environmentally
sound energy alternative to natural.
gas. Natural gas is currently
selling for over $14 per million
Btu. This is several times higher.:
than the estimated cost of coal.
delivered into Northerh Florida
from sources throughout the
United States. If. they haven't
already, Florida residents are soon.
to endure sharp increases in
electricity rates due to soaring-
natural gas prices.

The biased and one-sided-
depiction of coal mining in West-
Virginia in "Kilowatt Ours" is--
grossly unfair to the US coalI
industry and intentionally-
misleading to the citizens of
Taylor County.

Perry E. Bissell, Ph.D;--
Senior Market/Transport Analyst
John T. Boyd Company

Nature Coast or toxic coast?

Continued from page B-3

If is being stated that the
economy will benefit from the
workers spending opney in the
area. What is preventing them
.fromgetting their, checks and
heading to Tallahassee, south or
west? There isn't any way anyone
can make a statement of the flow
of dollars into the county when
you don't know' who will be
living here.
The two words that I hear most
are jobs and imorey. Granted they
are both important to the economy
of any community, because that is
what makes the wheels go 'round.
But are all sides being considered
for the long haul? What is the
economic impact going to be
when the building' is over?
Tourism makes the wheels go
'round too. Build it up. Capitalize
on it,
I would like some answers from
the county:
1.) Is there any guarantee of the
amount of money that will flow
back to the county, not from the
supposed spending of the workers,
but from JEA and Disney, who are
profiting at our expense of the
pollution they are going to create
over and in Taylor County?
2.) What will this money be
used fo'? Schools? The hospital?.
Homeland security? Children in
general? A reduction in everyone's
taxes by 25 percent?
3.) The railroad tracks through
the county that 100 coal cars will
use--are they stable enough to
carry that much weight? Are the
roads, bridges and overpasses
stable enough to carry that much
weight day after day? Who will be
responsible if there is an accident
on the wrong side of those tracks
where emergency equipment,
cannot get-through? What land is
being used for the spurs that need
to be built to carry the cars to the
dumping site? Does the coal sit in
the cars until used or is there
going'to be a mountain of coal
out there? Dust blowing in the
four winds?
4.) My understanding is that
Taylor County will not be getting
any power from the plant--it is all
going hundreds of miles from here
and JEA is tax exempt, not paying
any taxes. How much land is
being taken off the tax rolls with.
their purchases. How much
revenue is being lost by this
5.) JEA gave a good speech

saying that they would use local
businesses when they can. Have
you checked your phonebook?
You can't even get a paving
company to fix your roads in a
timely manner--do you really
think the two lutiber companies,
five pliimbers, two electrical
contractors, four building
contractors, three excavating
contractors, two concrete dealers
and the closest brick/clay company
(which is in Tallahassee) will
supply what is needed for this
massive undertaking? Where will
all the concrete trucks come from,
adding additional stress to all ready
over-burdened roads?
6.). Has a study been done of the
toxins from Buckeye mixing with
the toxins from the coal-fired
power plant? What are, they
creating? Anything more harmful
than what is currently being cast
off to'cause illness, greenhouse
effects and polluted waters?
According to EPA, Taylor
County is first in the state for
releasing lead into the air and
second in the state for releasing
chloroform into the air (this is
also a cancer risk). This data was
obtained from the EPA Pollution
Information web site. Of courseit
goes without saying Buckeye is
the top dog in this category for the
county (polluter).
Of the facilities releasing TRI
(toxic release inventory) chemicals
within the state, Buckeye is 13th
on the list, JEA from Jacksonville
is sixth on the list and third on tie
list is the Crystal River Energy
Complex (Progress Energy).
Nuclear power.
The Nature Coast is fast
becoming the toxic coast. No c-i-
a-1 (continuous obnoxious assault
on life).
If a vote on this issue :is
prohibitive money wise, perhaps
JEA should be made to pay for tt..
If the commissioners--duly elected
--really feel that they are speaking
of the populace and refuse to otter.
a referendum, then here is my
If there are others out there who
have an opinion on this--write,
send your ballot to your
commissioner, be heard, don't be
the silent majority. Act now. It
doesn't matter if you would vote
yea or-nay, you have a right to be
heard and a right to have answers
to the above questions.
You are the citizens of this
county. Protect it. Remember
your taxes pay salaries.
Carole Taittt

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