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Sen r
Taylor k

Sc sMidweek

January 4, 2006

Tree Capital of the South

2 Sections C

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Man struck, killed Jan.

Annual celebration
is planned Jan. 15
Plan now to anend the annual Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr commemorative
celebration Sunday Jan. 15, at
Stewart Memorial A M.E Church.
The program will. begin at 6 p.m.
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Joseph L.
Webster Sr, president/CEO of
Webster Medical Center in
- The Perry Youth Mass Choir,
directed by Dr. Phillip Combs, will also
The event is sponsored by the
Taylor County Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr Commemorative Celebration

Veterans officer
speaks Thursday
New Taylor County Veterans Affairs
Officer Joe Collins will speak at the
Taylor Senior Citizens Center
Thursday, Jan. 5, beginning at 11 a.m.
Collins will discuss services offered
by his office.
The Taylor Senior Citizens Center
is located at 800 West Ash Street and
,is open Monday through Friday from;
8a.m. to 5 prm.

Community yard
sale moves inside
The monthly Sons of AMVETS
Community Yard Sale will be moving-
inside due to the cold this Saturday,
Jan. 7.
The yard sale, which will run from 7.
a.m. until 2 p.m., is located at 2499
-Woods Creek Rd. Spaces are-
available for a $5 donation each (a six-
.foot table will be provided for each.'
space). Walk-ins are welcome as.
space is available. To reserve a
space, call Mark Viola at 584-5513 or
.1584-8807 (after 5 p m.).

Tax Aide
orientation planned
An orientation session for tax aide..
- volunteers will be held Thursday, Jan.i
5, at the Cross City library from 9 a.m.'
until noon.
"We will be training client.
coordinators, answering questions.
and demonstrating the computer,
software to be used in the field," AARP:
Tax Aide District Coordinator Judy,,
Ferguson said.
The session is a forerunner of free,
t tax training workshops which will be&
held later this month for Dixie, Levy'
Gilchrist and Taylor counties.
For more information, e-maili
Ferguson at jfergie@intergate.com orn
iall (850) 578-2666. .,

Time to update 1
our calendar...
; The start of a new year also marks'
new updates in the Communityi,
-Calendar printed in today's Taco,
Local groups listed on the calendar;
,-are asked to review their meeting
information and forward any changes.
'additions, deletions or updates t6i
,newsdesk@perrynewspapers.com or
,call 584-5513.


Living...page A-3
S port5s...page A-4
Religion...page A-5
0Communiity...page B-1
[Editorial...page B-2 .
SClassifieds...page B-3 "i
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A 35-year-old Homosassa man
..a t struck b:, .a rnriior home in
Tcrnnilie ,in Net'.. Year's Day. lan 1.
j, he a1il.k-mptid io cross LI S Hv.'.
14 her.'.ecn the Che'.rorn \ iacoP) 1
Sti,-r,' arid the W\Vhil Tall L,:"anee
He v'. s Ti', lor Counti,'. firsl
traffic fatalir, of '1.11i.
Trp !i'n T L.-o' hner said the
man. identiilled J- Scott Alan
Krnihi, ,kas struck h', a 2i.i15'
motor home. driven b', Ronald Lee
MlcNeil. i63. of Tallahassee,
accimpnicJd b,, a 51-\ear-old
p.as'-cng;r Rcbecca McNeal. also
of T'all.hassec. at a'ppro\matelYv
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Stephen Alford. the land
speculator from Nice ille. and
attorney Daid Fleet arc scheduled
to be sentenced in U.S. District
Court in Pensacola this Friday at
4 a m.
The pair were con icted in
October on multiple counts ot \ re
fraud. money laundering and other
charges relating to a failed land
The charges in the case stem
from the pair's alleged scam to
swap some 64.000 acres of TaN lor
*Gountvy hands for be.Achfroni
proper\ owned by the Air Force
near Ft. Walton. In turn. Eglin Air
Force Base would use the the
property' near Hickory Mound as a
missile range.
Prosecutors said Alford and
Fleet allegedly defrauded two
individual investors out of $11
million by selling them total
interest in Okaloosa Island land
without telling either aboui the
The pair allegedly had the funds
wired into a bank and then spent
more than $871.000 of the
investor' money on personal
According to the 11-page
indictment, .Alford and Fleet began
receiving wire transmissions of
funds from the investors on May 6.
2004. The first transfer was for
$600.000 from an Auburn. Ala.,
bank to Regions Bank in Niceville.
Al ford's hometown.
In all. the indictment listed 13
separate transfers from May 6 until
Nov. 29, 2004. totaling more than
$11 million. All the money was
wired into the Niceville .Bank
except one -- a $5 million transfer
on June 23 into t)e Wachovia
Bank in Perry.
The indictment alleged Alford
began unlawfully spending the
money on May 12, 2004, just six
days after receiving the first
transfer of funds. On that date. the
-. Please see page 2

The Taylor County Sheriffs
Office dive team was once again
called to assist area law
enforcement locate a drowning
victim, this time, a 19-year-old
Suwannee County man, identified
as Randy David Norris Jr., of Live
Norris disappeared while
swimming Saturday night (New
Year's Eve) in the dark waters
where the Santa Fe and Suwannee
rivers intersect. He and several.
others had already crossed the
width of the river once that night to
reach the Gilchrist County shore,
according to Suwannee County
Sheriffs spokesman Travis Meeks.

An employee with the store,
Stephanie Pounkett, said Knight
had been living in a rental cabin
located near the intersection of

"On the return swim, Norris
became tired and went under,"
Meeks added. "One of the other
young people tried to help him, but
it put him in a bind and he was
unable to continue."
Meeks added that it takes
approximately five to 10 minutes
to swim across the wide river at
that point.
Officers from Suwannee,
Lafayette and Gilchrist counties
were called to the scene, along with
officers from the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
* Commission (FWC), but none
were unable to locate the body.
The TCSO dive team was

Hwy. 51 and Hwy. 19 for several several trips during the evening
months, and was a regular between the store and lounge, and
customer at the store. had, in fact, been in the store just
Pounkett said Knight had made moments before being struck and

(Top. phto)- Travis 'McCoy pissefnts 'a' $,.,000 check to mrremrs
Memorial. Park Committee on,; e half of Foley Timber & Land COptnpahy (BE.
Bryant Russelfand Rudolph 0Parker, execUtive-board members, o.ite. St w
Resource, Conservation & Development Counbil.present a check to the co'trn
Is sponsoring two monuments, at the park: a POWiMIA monument anl, a b.tdk ,i
Wall .

notified, and dive team member
Dep. Mark Hershberger was sent
ahead to gather information from
officers and witnesses at the scene.
Dive team members Lt. Audie
Towles, Sgt. Buddy Lee and Perry
Police Department Ptl. Gene
Franklin arrived at the scene and
initiated the underwater search.
Later, it was decided to call the
Pinellas County Sheriffs Office,
which flew a state-of-the-art side
scan sonar to Suwannee County to
assist in the search.
The search was called off
Sunday night, according to Towles,
but the next day, using the sonar,
what appeared to be a body was

detected in the murky waters and
the dive team was able to locate
Norris' body around 3:45 p.m.,
Monday, after a day and a half of
searching, utilizing five county and
state agencies.
Suwannee County officials said
Monday that no indication of
alcohol was involved in the
In a statement issued Tuesday,
the family said they wanted
to "thank all agencies for .their
prompt response to the incidence
and for their perseverance in
finding their loved one. We
appreciate all their help and

"He came to the store and bought
some cigarettes and asked me and a
couple of customers to leave the
store and go over to the lounge to
drink with him," she said.
Pounkett added that by all
appearances, Knight "seemed as
though he had had several drinks
Witnesses at the scene said
-.* Please see page 2

Plant re-named:




The power plant to be built in
Taylor County will begin the new
year with a new name, the Taylor
Energy Center.
"As we enter a new year and a
new phase, in our project, we
believe this is a great time to
affirm our commitment to Taylor
County," said Project Manager
Mike Lawson. "We are so honored
by the warm welcome we've
received and so proud to be a part
of this community that we wanted
our project's name to reflect that."
The project's Web site and
e-mail address have been updated
.with the nev name. Interested
members of the public can nov, log
on to www.taylorenergycenter.org
or send an e-mail to
info@taylorenergycenter.org. The
project's toll-free phone number,
(866) 884-2230, remains
In late 2005, a 3,200-acre site in
Taylor County was selected for the
plant,, and .since that time, the
Project partners have prepared for
the project's next phase. Next steps
for the project include preliminary
', Please see page 2

Landen Drew Feagle

Feagle is

first baby

of 2006
* Landen Drew Feagle was due to
arrive New Year's Eve, Dec. 31.
However, the bouncing baby
boy was two days late in ringing in
2006 --arriving Jan. 2 at 7:07 a.m.
at the Tallahassee Memorial
SWomen's Pavilion and earning top
honors as Taylor County's first
new arrival of the hnew year.
Parents Lonnie and Brandy
Feagle of Perry report "everyone is
doing fine...we're just a little
"We came up (to Tallahassee)
Friday afternoon, around 5:30
p.m., and Landen was born. the
next morning," Lonnie said.
The baby weighed nine pounds,
and was 21 and three-quarter
inches long at birth. Paternal
grandparents are Rosa Tillman of
Ocala and Snook Feagle of Perry.
Maternal grandparents are Jim and
Glennis Louque, and Debbie.
Morgan, all of Perry.
Maternal great grandparents are
Lloyd and Velma Spradley of
Perry; paternal great grandmother
is Hazel Feagle of Auburndale.


Of drowning victim

Dive team recovers body


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A-2 The Taco Times Jar

Winds fuel

brush fire in

Taylor pine


A brush fire in a pine plantation
near Steinhatchee was aided by
strong winds, fueling it to scorch
some 10 to 15 acres Monday
According to Taylor County
Fire Rescue, the fire was located
near River Road right off Highway
The fire, which did not threaten
any structures, took about two
hours to contain.
"It was a pretty typical fire,"
said Roger Gill with the Division
of Forestry, "but the breeze kicked
characteristics of a catastrophic
Currently, Taylor County is in
a low fire danger level, Gill said.
"So far we've had a moderate to
even wet fire season. This time of
the year everything is dead. We get
concerned when it gets dry and you
start to get spotting. That makes
it more difficult to fight fires.
"We've had plenty of rainfall
compared with the plain states
where they're having catastrophic
fires. We're pretty much in the
completely opposite situation
here," Gill said.


Jason Padgett of Regional Concrete presents a check to Veterans Memorial Park Committee
members (from the left) Al Grubbs, Tom Smith and Ed Sheffield. His company is co-sponsoring
a block memorial monument, which salutes local service men and women.

Landscaping underway;

volunteers still needed

Continued from page 1
will help underwrite costs for
installing lights at the park. The
council is also a co-sponsor of a
block memorial monument.
Also signing on as a corporate
co-sponsor of a block memorial is

Regional Concrete, represented by
Jason Padgett.
Names of local veterans are
inscribed on individual blocks
which make up the free-standing
monuments; the cost is $100 per
block. Block applications are
available at the park site or on-line

Landscaping is on tap for this
week, with the planting of several
oak and magnolia trees.
Volunteers are always welcome,
committee members said.
"If you see us out working, just
stop on by."


Stamps go

up to 390 i

on Sunday

People will have to start paying an extra two cents for a first-class
stamp soon. The new price of 39 cents is set to go into effect Jan. 8.
The Governors of the U.S. Postal Service voted in mid-2005 to
increase most postal rates and fees by approximately 5.4 percent across-
the-board to take effect January 8.
This rate increase--the first since 2002--is needed to fulfill the
requirement of a federal law passed in 2003, according to the Postal
Service. That law requires the Postal Service to establish a $3.1 billion
escrow account, with use of the funds to be determined by Congress at a
later date.
Among the rate adjustments, the single-piece rate for First-Class Mail
will increase from 37 cents to 39 cents, and the postcard rate will increase
by one cent to 24 cents.
Jim Miller, chairman of the Postal Service's Board of Governors, said,
"The Governors take this action mifihdful of our obligation to assure the
financial integrity of the nation''i postal system. These increases will /
allow the Postal Service to meet the obligation established by Congress
to place funds in escrow in 200621'
International rates, which are determined separately from domestic
prices, will be adjusted to coincide with the domestic rate changes.
International rates have not been adjusted since January 2001.

Fleet has Tayi

ALFORD -July 8, $15,000 for a Chevrolet
Continued from page 1 Silverado from Thomas Chevrolet;
indictment stated he spent $42,006 -Aug. 30, $40,334 for furniture
indictment stated he spent $42,006 from Sand Castle Designs;
on artwork from Page O'Connor Sept. 1, $41,992 for a
ubseFi uent purchases over the Chevrolet Tahoe from Thomas
Subsequent purchases over the Chevrolet;

next xen e months mcluncled:
*June 16, '$150,000 for artwork
from Page O'Connor Fine Arts;
*June 16, $36,000 for sporting
event tickets from Ticket Pros
*July 6. $50,000 for a Chevrolet
Tahoe from Thomas Chec role;

*Oct. 6, $105,359 for artwork
from Page O'Connor Fine Arts; "
*Oct. 6, $15,000 for a deposit
on automobiles from Quality
.. 'Oct. 6, $126,006 for, a,'
Mercedes Benz from Qualiii

Historical Society Wanda Cash proudly displays the 16th
installment of the ever-popular "They Were Here" series.

16th installment of 'They

Were Here' now available

With its cover featuring photos
of the historic Steinhatchee ferry,
book- 16 of the Taylor County
Historical Society's "They Were
Here" series is a must-have for
Local history buffs.
The books can be purchased
Thursday, from 1-5 p.m., at the.


ongoing on

first fatality

Continued from page 1

tKnight was knocked "out of his
shoes, landing approximately 90-
feet from the point of impact."
Medical volunteers from
Steinhatchee initially answered the
call. with Doctors' Memorial
Hospital Medical Services arriving
shortly afterward.
Williams and Paramedic Janie
Sites pronounced Knight dead at
the.. scene, having suffered
"massive injuries throughout his
entire body."
/.FHPHomicide Inv. Donnie
Pitts said' an investigation into
oKnight's death is ongoing.

historical society museum, located
in downtown Perry.
"As we present this book, we
thank each family for the use of
*their treasured pictures and their
cooperation in supplying
information to make this
publication possible," President
Wanda Cash said.
* Copies of book 16 are also
available at the downtown offices
of Perry Newspapers, Inc.

(352) 498-7001


whitening in at

'or County ties

*Oct. 8, $250,000 for the partial
settlement on a lawsuit with St.
Paul Fire and Marine Insurance.
The Taco Times reported in
2004 that St. Paul obtained a $3.5
million judgement against Alford
stemming from a 1996 lawsuit
where it was alleged he
fraudulently sold insurance
policies and had the premium
payments made to a corporation
owned and controlled by himself.
One of the policies. \a4s a $28
million financial guarani) for a
shipbuilder. Alford instructed the
shipbuilder to pay the $1,050,000
premium to his corporation,
Alford Investments, according to
the suit.
-Alford later, testified that he had
spent the entire amount of the
The Taco Times also reported
that Alford filed for bankruptcy in
2001 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in
Pensacola. Court records indicated
he had no assets at the time. of the
Fleet is the son of -former
Taylor County resident Erwin
Fleet, a retired Okaloosa County
Circuit Court Judge. He is also
the grandson of Nathan Fleet, the
former owner .of .Fleet's
Department Store -in downtown
An additional "superseding
indictment" against Alford was
filed in September, alleging he
made $46,000 in illegal campaign
contributions, according to U.S.;
Attorney Gregory R. Miller.'
The superseding indictment
charged Alford with "knowingly
and willfully" making a $46,000
campaign contribution in
violation of the prohibition
against disguised contributions
made through conduits or
The indictment alleges the
,contributions were made in or
about July 2004, to a candidate for
the United States Congress.
Federal campaign records show
Alford and members of his family
contributed $16,000 to Quincy

Cross City

Dental, PA
Stephen M. Henry DMD
David R. Schneck DMD

Republican Bev Kilmer, who lost
in a race with U.S. Rep. Allen
Boyd last year.
BoN'd told the Taco Times
that Alford attempted to make a
donation to his campaign but he
didn't accept it.

JEA officials


by welcome

from citizens

Continued from page 1
plant design and the preparation of
permit applications, which will be
\ filed in 2006.
"As activity on the project
increases, so will our
communication and contact with
the Taylor County community,"
said Lawson. "We are encouraged
that an open, constructive dialogue
has already begun, and we hope
our relationship with the
community will grow in the next
phase of this project."
The Taylor Energy Center is a
state-of-the-art 800 MW power
plant, to be located in; Taylor
County, near the city of Perry.
The plant will help meet Florida's;
, growing energy demands and
diversify the types of fuel that are
used to generate the state's
electricity supply. This $1.5
billion project will create 1,500
construction jobs and 180
permanent jobs. The plant will be
jointly owned by four community-
owned electric utilities: Florida
Municipal Power Agency, JEA,
the City of Tallahassee and Reedy
Creek Improvement District.

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McKinney, Nix to wed

this Saturday in Eridu
Wallace and Sharon (Morgan) McKinney of Shady Grove announce the
engagement of their daughter. Jamic Lynn. to Daniel Nix. the son of
Emmitt Jr. and JoAnne Nix.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County High School.
currently attending Taylor Tech She is employed with Martin
Electronics in Perry.
Miss McKinney is the granddaughter of the late Frank Sr. and Candy
Morgan, Sue Smith of Perry and the late Bill Smith, and George
McCranie of Aucilla River.
The groom-elect is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County, now employed
with J & J Equipment in Perry. His grandparents are Emmitt Sr. and
Flossy Nix of Perry.
The couple's wedding will be Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at 2 p.m. in Mt.
Gilead Baptist Church in Eridu. A reception and bridal shower will,
follow in the church fellowship hall. At 6 p.m., a "send-off" party with
another bridal shower will be held in honor of the couple at the home of
the bride's parents. Covered dishes will be appreciated.

John Bradley Curry, Jesika Marie Walker

March wedding will

unite Walker, Curry
Wayne and Jan Walker of Perry announce the engagement of their
daughter, Jesika Marie, to John Bradley Curry, the son of John. and
Shirley Curry of Perry.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Taylor County High School and a
senior at Florida State University. She will graduate in April, 2006, with
a degree in chemistry education, and plans to intern at Taylor County
High School beginning in January.
Her grandparents include Mrs. Sue Padgett, the late B. 0. "Red"
Padgett, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Walker Sr.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Taylor County High
. School, and a 2002 graduate of Florida State with a degree in mechanical
engineering. He is employed with Buckeye Technologies, Inc., in Perry.
His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John C. Curry Sr., and Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Klopfer.
A March 25, 2006; wedding is planned at 4 p.m. in the First Baptist
Church with a reception following. All friends and relatives of the couple
are invited to attend.

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(ns torit bap m bitebal k~niaits
l.*-h, gcl, in i .a. ... .... ,1 ..
ngLloyio% n Mledical Faire--one
of Gainesville's most beloved
traditions--is scheduled for Jan. 28- I'm a breast cancer si
29 and Feb. 3-5 this year, and
organizers expect to welcome I'm off 5
more than 50,000 guests.
Hundreds of actors, volunteers Xang
and merchants work together to
produce the event which features
talent from all over the country. "HeariR

Admission for the Faire is $10
for adults and $5 for children 5-17.
Children under 5 en-ter free.
Admission on School,Day, Feb.
3, is half price. The Faire is open
on weekends, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Questions? Call 352-334-5064.

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

Bridal ,

Sonja Smigiel
Lance Burford
January 28, 2006
Kelly Lindsey
David Parker
January, 2006
Heather Quicke
Jon Michelini
March 25, 2006
Jesika Walker
Brad Curry
March 25, 2006
Angie Cruce
Harper Gibson
April 22, 2006

Baby ,
Mary Teresa & Steve Murphy
Due December 2005
Elizabeth & Matthew Eastman
Girl Due December 2005
Melissa Fouche & T.J. Edwards

Call me

He's one
Shamir M. Franklin, the
son of Samone Brown and
Patrick Franklin, cele-
brated his first birthday
with family and friends on
Dec. 26, 2005. Shamir is
the grandson of Frankie and
Jerry Cook of Perry.

-- 1---------

Happy New Year!
Michael "Wyatt" Murrow
celebrated his first birthday
Tuesday, Jan. 3. He was the
first baby born -in Taylor
County in the year 2005.
Wyatt is the son of Tommy
and' Cyndi Murrow. Singing
"Happy Birthday" to him
were his brother and'sister,
Christopher and Kelsea..

survivor, Xango gave me energy
prescription drugs
) replaced them

g is Believing"
Sue (Crouse) Wilson
584-7998 4

Shamir M. Franklin

Jamie Lynn McKinney, Daniel Nix

New arrival

Morgan Claire Lundy
Brian and Jamie Lundy announce the birth of their daughter, Morgan
Claire, on Dec. 10, 2005, at 11:20 p.m. in Capital Regional Medical
Center. The new arrival weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 18 inches
Maternal grandparents are Jimmy Ray and Pam Cannon, and thie baby's
maternal great grandfather is Lamar Albritton Sr.
The paternal grandparents are Mike and Rhonda Lundy. Morgan
Claire's paternal great grandmother is Dorothy Knowles.

10 free trees promised
If you join the National Arbor Day Foundation during January, you
will receive; two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples,
two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two Kousa
dogwoods. Intended for large or small spaces, these trees promise pink,
white and yellow flowers as well as winter berries and nesting sites for
songbirds. Send $10 to Ten Flowering Trees, 100 Arbor Avenue,
.Nebraska City, NE 68410 by Jan. 31, or.go online to arborday.org.

A-3 The Taco Times January 4, 2006

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.., (formerly Perry Nails)

Now located at
1000-C S. Jefferson Street
(across from Badcock & More)

Acrylic Nails
Man/cure Pedicure Ear Piercing
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Three players grab honors;

'Dogs go 3-2 over holidays

The Taylor County High boys
basketball team finished a 3-2
Christmas tournament swing with
a 10-4 overall record, a number 12
state ranking and several
individual player honors.
The Bulldogs defeated West
Gadsden and previously unbeaten
Pope John Paul II en route to the
runner-up trophy in the
Tallahassee Elk's Lodge
Tournament, losing to host
Lincoln in the final 69-62.
Seniors Rick Williams and
Tony Powell were named to the
All-Tournament Team.
Taylor County followed that
effort with a split in the
prestigious Capital City Classic
played last week at the
Tallahassee-Leon County Civic
The Bulldogs lost to Chiles 64-
46 on the first day, then bounced
back to defeat Leon 48-39 on
Thursday in a contest where the
'Dogs never trailed.
Junior point guard Marquis Ellis
was nained to the All-classic first
team, one of only two area players
named to the squad in a shoot-out
which included Rickards, East
Gadsden, FAMU, Leon and
"We made a conscious effort
this year not to protect ourselves
in terms of scheduling," Bulldog
Coach John Davies said. "We set
out to put the toughest schedule
together that we could and either
prove we belonged alongside the
top-tier programs or go down
The Bulldogs were out-of-sync
on both enlds of the court in their
game against Chiles, with poor
defensive rotation that left the '
Timberwolves' shooters open far
,too long. On offense, the Bulldogs
'relied far too much on long-range
jumpers, the coach said.
Davies said his team held two
meetings after the Chiles loss and
his, squad responded with a new
offensive 'alignment and new
energy on defense that resulted in
a wire-to-wire win against Leon.
Davies said he was proud that
three different players, received
individual honors over the

holidays, indicating a couple of
traits about this year's squad.
"First, while we do not have a
single dominant player, we have a
lot of very good ones. That often
makes for a stronger team because
everyone has to step up every
"Second, it shows me that
Taylor is getting every bit the
recognition and consideration that

any other Big Bend team is
getting. The players, particularly
the ones that have gone through
the grueling summer-camp
seasons with me, have earned that
through hard work and real
dedication," he said.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to
host West Gadsden Tuesday night
before rival Madison comes to
town this Friday.

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District 2-3A
at Madison
Feb. 8 & 11

Date Opponent .Site Time
Nov. 17 Tip-Off Tournament Chiles
Nov. 18 Tip-Off Tournament Chiles
Nov. 21 Chiefland Away 4:30 7:30
Nov. 22 NFC Home 6:00 7:30
Nov. 29 Maclay Away 6:00 7:30
Dec. 1 Lincoln Home 6:00 7:30
Dec. 3 Madison Away 4:30 3 GAMES
Dec. 5 Maclay Home 4:30 3 GAMES.
Dec. 6 Rickards Home 6:00 7:30
Dec. 9 Fl. High Home 6:00 7:30
Dec. 13 Hamilton Away 4:30 3 GAMES
Jan. 3 West Gadsden Home 6:00 7:30
Jan. 6 Madison Home 4:30 3 GAMES
Jan. 13 Fl. Hiqh Away 6:00 7:30
Jan. 16 NFC Away 6:00 7:30
Jan. 17 Ft. White Home .6:00 7:30
Jan. 20 Hamilton Home 4:30 3 GAMES
Jan. 24 Lincoln Away 6:00 7:30
Jan. 27 Mayo-Lafayette Home 6:00 7:30
Jan, 31 Chiefland TCMS 6:00 7230
Feb. 2 Ft. White Away 6:00 7:30.
Feb. 3 West Gadsden Away 6:00 7:30

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a recent break in the action. The Bulldogs go back into regular-season play this week.

TCMS soccer girls are 7-1-1

The TCMS girls'. soccer team
went into the Christmas break
with a- record of 7-1-1 after
recording a tie, a win, and their
first loss of the season.
"In the tie, the Maclay girls
came to town and a sloppy first
half by TCMS left them trailing
1-0 at the half," said Coach Dale
Brewer. "The second half saw a
different team as Gloria Taylor
scored early in the second on a
penalty kick to tie the game at 1-
Brewer said the Bulldogs
dominated play in the second half
and scored late in the game to take
a 2-.1 lead. "With time' running
out, a very questionable call gave
Maclay a direct free kick from just
outside, .the. ,goalie box, anda.a,
Maclay player was able to score
on an impossible-to-stop shot to
tie the game at 2-2. Time ran out
shortly after that," said Brewer.
"We came out a little flat in the
first half and gave up a goal, but
after the half we played like we
were capable of doing what we had
to do to take the lead. It's a shame
that the hard work the girls put in
was soured by the call that gave

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our opponents the free kick, but if
we had played the entire game the
way we played the second half, we
would have won."
The next day the middle school
traveled to Live Oak as Suwannee
was looking to avenge an earlier
2-1 loss to the TCMS Dawgs but
Taylor County would have
nothing of it. "From the minute
the game started, TCMS put on a
display of great soccer and
determination and pressured Live
Oak," Brewer said. Hayden Barton
scored two goals and lKelsea
Smyrnios scored one as TCMS
completed the season sweep of
Live Oak with a 3-0 victory.
According to Brewer, Live Oak's
opll\ cral scoring chance, cae 1ae
in ihe game on a penalty kick.
attempt but the Suwannee player
missed wide left and the shut-out.
was preserved. He credited
Savanriah Cantrell, Gloria Taylor
and Courteney Mincy with assists
in the game.
"This game may have been one
of the most complete games and
dominating performances our girls
have played. Live Oak is always a
good team and they always play us
hard but our girls were determined
to put on a better show after the
tie to Maclay arid, unfortunately

fo.r Live Oak, it had to be them
that we were playing next."
Then on the day the schools got
out for Christmas break, the team
traveled to Thomasville, Ga., to
take on Thomas Central Middle -
School "and apparently forgot
there was a game, or at least that
is what appeared to happen.
Thomasville took a three nothing
lead into the half. We looked as
though we had never played soccer
before. As good as we played
earlier in the,.week against Live
Oak is how bad we played this
game," said Brewer.
The team mounted a bit of a
comeback in the second half,
outscoring Thomasville 3-1 on
two goals from Jordan Williams
and one from Hayden Barton but it
was "too little, too 10I," Brewer
said. The loss was the first one of
the season for the girls.
"The girls took it a little hard
but they knew they did not play
well enough to win," the coach
said. "We still have a chance to
have a' terrific season. Going
undefeated when you play that
many games is hard to do. I do
believe the girls will not lose
again this season. They have
worked really hard to have a great
season and they are still on track
to do so."

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Methodists launch '40 Days of Purpose' on Jan. 14
When First United Methodist Inspired by remarkable stories of initiated by a California pastor's participation. "I am very excited groups that will be meeting at United Methodist Church, the
Church in Perry launches its "40 spiritual renewal and growth, an best-selling book. about the impact the '40 Days of various times throughout the week. truths about God's five purposes-
Days of Purpose" campaign on Jan. estimated 13,000 churches from 60 The Rev. Matt Wallis, pastor of Purpose' campaign will have on It's not too late to sign up," he said. for people--worship, fellowship;
14, it will join a worldwide denominations have experienced First United Methodist Church, our lives, our community and our At the center of the campaign is discipleship, ministry and
network of thousands of churches. the purpose-driven phenomena cordially invites the community's church. There are plenty of home the fastest-selling, hard cover, non- evangelism--will be communicated-
fiction book in history. The and underscored in six ways:
than 16 million copies since the Saturday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m.;
.book's release in 2002. A weekly message by :the
Its author, Rick Warren, is senior pastor;

Community invited to Graham's investiture
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will hold an investiture ceremony
for its new pastor, the Rev. Tony 0. Graham, on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 3 p.m.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. George Proctor Jr. and the Greater
Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church of Lloyd, with moderators of the
Bethlehem Baptist Association leading the investiture.
Prior to this occasion, a pre-investiture service will be held Saturday,
Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. featuring the Bright Side Spiritual Singers of Tallahassee.
Everyone is invited to come and share in the fellowship of both events.
For more information, please contact Laura Jenkins at 584-5238 or Freddie
Richet at 584-6749.

Church of God holds monthly gospel sing
The Perry First Church of God on Highway 221 North is having its
monthly sing on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. Featured singers will include
Living By Faith and Last Call.
Snacks will be served at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Bluegrass gospel comes to Mt. Carmel
The MaHarreys, a bluegrass gospel group, will perform at Mt. Carmel
Baptist Church on Sunday, Jan. 8, beginning at 6 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend.


pastor of one of America's largest
churches, Saddleback Church in
Lake Forest, Calif. Following its
"40 Days of Purpose" campaign
two years ago, Saddleback Church
baptized 671 new believers, added
almost 1200 new members, and
increased average attendance by
Two years ago, the first 1500
churches to hold a "40 Days of
Purpose" campaign reported their
worship attendance increased an
average of 22 percent.
During the "40 Days" at First

A personal or family dairy
devotional reading;
A weekly scripture memor-._
verse that everyone learns; .
A weekly small group ~or?-
Sunday School lesson; -
A daily e-mail -fi
"People will hear about God' :-
purposes for their lives in iMy..
different formats," said Wallis. -'.._:
"This will allow for the truthfo6
sink deeper into hearts, whichlfs
essential for any permanent -life'-

Pauline Pierce
Pauline Pierce
Pauline Pierce, 92, died Jan. 1,
2006, at Marshall Health Care.
A native of Port St. Joe, she had
lived in Perry for the past 10 years.
She was a member of Center Street
Church of God in Perry and had
worked for many years for the Gulf
County school system.
Survivors include: a son, Ben
"Buddy" Gay of Port St. Joe; three
daughters, Opal Floyd of Perry,
Vennie Mae Byrd and Willie Mae
Watson of .Port St. Joe; one sister,
Beatrice Maddox of Panama City;
15 grandchildren; numerous great

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The family of Donald W. Wilson
would like to express their sincere
appreciation for the many acts of
kindness that have been shown,
and continue to be shown, to each
of us. Over the past two years,,
your love, prayer and support have'
overwhelmingly touched our
._earts and lives.
The encouragements from our
,many friends employed at
Buckeye, the Perry Elks, the many
prayers of all the Taylor:County
churches, as well as churches
across the United States, and
-1neverending love of the Salem
Missionary Baptist Church family,
as well as my mother and father,
has brought us through this most
difficult time.
Special thanks for all of those
who took time to give blood and
platelets, and helped with all the
trips. Thank you for all the
beautiful flowers, the meals, and
the financial support that continues
to arrive. You have truly been a
blessing to each of us..
Cathy, Kacie, Korie Ann and
Konner Wilson

grandchildren and great great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her
husbands, Price Gay and Nolan
Pierce, and a grandson, Jimmy
Funeral services will be held
today, Jan. 4, at 10 a.m. at Center
Street Church of God. Interment
will follow at Holly Hill Cemetery
in Port St. Joe.
Family members received
friends Tuesday from 7 until 8:30
p.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home,
which is in charge of arrangements.,

Richard Glenn
Richard "Ricky" Glenn, 47, died
Dec. 29, 2005, in Gainesville.
He was a brick mason. and a
member of Stewart Memorial
A.M.E. Church.
Survivors include: his mother,
Leola Glenn of Perry;. two
brothers, Oscar Glenn of Perry and
Kenneth Douglas of Miami; and
two sisters, Sheila McLymont of
Ft. Lauderdale and Cynthia Glenn
of Perry.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m. at
Stcj art Memorial A.M.E. Church
with interment following at
Springhill Cemetery.
Family members will receive
friends Friday from 5 until 7 p.m.
at Trinity Funeral Home, which is
'in charge of arrangements.

Eschol Devega
Eschol Devega "Buddy"
Burroughs, 93, died Jan. 2, 2006,
in Madison.
Mr. Burroughs was born Sept. 2,
1912. He was a member-of Wesley
Southern Methodist Church and
Brentwood Methodist Church in
He was preceded in death by his
wife of 53 years, Edna Burroughs,

and a grandson, Jeffery Burroughs.
Survivors include: one daughter,
Anna Lopiccolo of Perry; two
sons, Joseph E. Burroughs Sr. of
Shady Grove and Ralph E.
Burroughs of Manassas, Va.; three
grandchildren including Sabrina
Parga of Perry; six great
grandchildren; and one great great
Graveside funeral services will
be held today, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m. at
Bayview Memorial Gardens in
Family members will receive
friends at Bayview Memorial
Gardens one hour prior to the
Beggs Funeral Home in Madison
is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Frances
Hendry Folsom
Mrs. Mary Frances Hendry,
Folsom, 77, a native of Taylor
County, died Dec. 31, 2005.
The daughter of the late Eschol
Hendry and the late former
Georgia Emma Sheffield,-she was
born and raised in Shady Grove.
She was a technician with the
Florida Department of Health and
Rehabilitation for many years. She
was a member of Thomas
Memorial Baptist Church in
Survivors include: two sons,
Martin Thigpen and Greg Thigpen,
both of Havana; two daughters,
Connie Duncan and Angela
Thigpen, both of Havana; six
grandchildren; seven great
grandchildren; and numerous
,extended family members.
Memorial services will. be held
today, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m. at Joe P.
Bums Funeral Home. Interment
will follow at a later date at Hendry
Cemetery in Shady Grove.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the
Diabetes-Association or a lupus

The pastor and members of New Beginning Church
Family would like to extend our most sincere and
heartfelt appreciation to each of you for your support,
presence and acts of kindness on our pastor's (Carrie
C. White) eighth anniversary Nov. 20,2005. We could
not have done it without you and our guest speaker.
Again, thanks for showing so much love. You will
always be inrour prayers.
In Christ
The Family of New Beginning Church

foundation of your choice.
Burns Funeral Home is in charge
of the arrangements.

Lydia Poppell Lynn
Mrs. Lydia Poppell Lynn, 86,
died Dec. 30, 2005, in Perry.
A native of Taylor County, she
lived and raised her family of six
children in Perry. She had lived in
Panama City for 40 years before
returning to Perry in 2003 to live
with her daughter and son-in-law,
Claudette and Joe Courtney. She
was a member of Berea Freewill
Baptist Church in Panama City.
Survivors include: her six
children, Tommy Lynn of Havana,
Claudette Courtney of Perry, Ray
Lynn of Tallahassee, Kenny Lynn
of Ft. Meyers, Rex Lynn of Rome,
Ga., and Jeanette Nichols of
Panama City; 15 grandchildren; 16
great grandchildren; one sister,
Louellen Parker of Orlando; and a
host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Luther C. Lynn, and a
grandson, Michael Nichols.
Funeral services were held
Monday, Jan. 2, at 11 a.m. at Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home, with
interment following., at: .Pisgah,
Family members received
friends Monday from 9:30 until 11
a.m. prior to the services.
Burns Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.




Morning & Evening Worship Servi.ces =
featuring Dr. Lewis Miller

Dr. Michael Hail, pastor
extends a special invitation to everyone

Sunday School 9:45 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Discipleship Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pmr

Children's Choir
Youth Service
Bible Study

The public is cordially invited to attend our...

S^ Bro. Dana Williams

Faith Baptist Church
For more information, call pastor Paul Nawlin @ 584-298
The church is located at 1439 Hwy. 19 North under the big oaks

Thursday. Jan. 5
Supper @ 5:30 pm
Service @ 7:00 pm
Friday. Jan. 6
Breakfast @ 8:00 am
Morning Service @ 9:30 am
Lunch @ noon
Afternoon Service @ 2:00 pm
Supper @ 5:30 pm
Evening Service @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, Jan. 7
Breakfast @ 8:00 am
Morning Service @ 9:30 am
Lunch @ noon
No afternoon service
Supper @ 5:30 pm
Evening .Service @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, Jan. 8
Breakfast @ 8:00 am
Morning Service @ 10:00 & 11:00 am
Lunch after services
No evening service

Free meals will be served.

5:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
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Lot 68 in Seameadows Subdivision 1 Acre lot completely fenced with a 4 ft.
chain link fence, 24x30 garage, small cottage, 1 bedroom, 1 bath 18x1 2.
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1 Acre lot in Seameadows Subdivision,beautiful pines $56,000
1/2 acre lot off Jody Morgan Road $45,000
5 acre lot in Seabreeze Acres close to the GULF!!! $210,000
4 bedroom, 3 bath home on 1 1/2 lots on canal at Dekle Beach $585,000
24x48 mobile home includes carport, storage buildings, 20 foot travel trailer,
and assorted buildings with power and water. Excellent buy at $99,999
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Lot 23 in Gulfhighland $56,900
1 acre tract in Leisure Retreats, lot 299 $59,900
1 acre lot on the Beach Road, lot 75, with well and driveway, OWNER/BROKER
4.5 acres only minutes from Keaton Beach, Zoned 2. homes per 1 acre.
1 acre, lot 210, BIk E. Leisure Retreats Subydivision $59,900
1 acre, lot 244, Leisure Retreats Subdivision $56,900
1 acre, 245, Leisure Retreats Subdivision $56,900
1.5 acre, lot 248, Leisure Retreats Subdivision $79,900
1 acre, lot 232, 12x20 building and john boat $59,900
2 acre lot in Deerwood Subdivision, lot 8 block 0 $60,000
1 acre lot on Fiddlers Way, singlewide trailer, well, power, septic $75,000
1 acre lot on Leisure Retreats Subdivision, corner lot 193 $58,900
1 acre, lot 28, Coastal Oaks, well and power, no septic $45,000
Commercial or residential, highway frontage, 2 acre tract on the Beach Road
with doublewide mobile home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, enclosed
back room, 2 sheds and a red barn, all fenced-in. $225,000
Sea Oaks Drive, lot 23, acre lot $49,500
5 acres off Dennis Howell Road with 28x64 doublewide mobile home,
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, EXCELLENT BUY!!! $125,000
1 acre lot on Yates Creek Road $55,000 Ready to build!
2.8 acre, lot 4 block F, in Deerwood on Fawns Way $180,000
1 acre parcel "Corner Lot" on Jody Morgan Road in Deerwood $79,500
Lot 35 at Ezell Beach "Gulf front"'$150,000 ;
1 acre lot in Adams Beach Oaks, 14x40, new singlewide, 1 bedroom, 1 bath and
2 big workshops, all offered at $88,000
1 acre lot'in Sea Oaks Subdivision, lot 4, $54,000 Septic Installed!!
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Lot 161 in Leisure Retreats on Turkey Oak Road $62,000
Lot 12 in Gulf Higlands Subdivision, doublewide mobile home, 4 bedrooms, 2
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appliances, all on 1 acre lot loaded with live oaks $129,000
Lot 6 block E, Oacean Pond Subdivision, 2.75 acres vacant lot with 289 feet of
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2 mobile homes, 2 utility sheds, carport & boat shed, one acre fenced,
landscaped, 2 power poles and :2 RV hookups $149,00,0
Seabreeze Drive, 5,acres m/l, well,-power pole, RV hookup, driveway and
telephone jacks $238,000
Singlewide mobile home with, improvements off Black Oak Road in Leisure
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.48 acres on Jody Morgan Road for only $70,000. Also, 1/2 acre for only
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Lot.40 in Sea Oaks Subdivision, 1 acre cleared $57,000
2 acres on Warrior Creek Road for only $85,000
2340 Red Oak Road in Leisure Retreats Subdivision with doublewide mobile
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fenced.in pool area with a screened-in shed, needs some repair, $83,000
1 acre lot in Adams Beach Oaks with 2.bedroom, 2 bath singlewide trailer
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* 29 acres 3 miles south of Perry, cleared, 2 ponds $325,000
* 21 acres on Millinor Road, also 2 doublwide mobile homes $294,600
* 3 bedroom, 3 bath house on Maurice Linton Road $70,000
* Lot 17-B Quail Pointe Subdivision "HOMES ONLY" .67 acre $50,000
* 5 acres m/l cleared. Has mobile home with well, septic, power pole. Needs work.
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* 2.38 acre tract with a 2000 4 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home with fireplace, garden
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* Mobile home and storage units on 10 acres m/l on McDaniel Road. $125,000
* 2 bedroom, 1 bath home on 1 acre on Watts Lane $60,000

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* 1 acre lot in Adams Beach Oaks with new singlewide mobile home, 1 bedroom,
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* 5 acre tract on Leroy Lyons Road $65,000
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* 1 acre lot in Kinsey Woodland Subdivision, lot 61 $40,000
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* 1 acre corner lot in Kinsey Woodland Subdivision, lot 75 $45,000 OWNER
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* Lot 122 Kinsey Woodland, 1 acre $30,000
* 5 acre tract, highway frontage on Spring Warrior $75,000
* 5 acre tract, highway frontage on Spring Warrior $75,000
* 5 acre tract, highway frontage on Spring Warrior $$75,000 (sale pending)
* .15 acre building lot in Spring Warrior CLOSE TO THE CREEK!! $55,500
* Lot 4 in, Strickland Landing Subdivision, 5 acre beautiful corner lot on a paved road
with improvements. Asking $120,000
* Lot 13 Block H in Strickland Landing Subdivision 4.5 acres cleared!! $72,900
* Lot 14 in Strickland Landing Subdivision on Spring Warrior Road & Puckett
Road $60,000
* Spring Warrior on Scallop Lane with a small-home, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, nice palm
trees and cleared on 2 lots $150,000
* Spring Warrior Road, 20 acres m/I, can be divided into two 10 acre tracts
$12,000 per acre

Paul M. Millard Jr.
(owner, broker),

Donna Staab
(office assistant)
Dhurm White (DJ)
(sales associate)
:.; B.iSheppard

Pat Millard
(office assistant)
Joe Horton
(sales associate)
Robert Paul Millard
(sales associate)

"We Care About You & Your Family"
Not responsible for typographical r ,,

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(850) 578-2105
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I 'Back to Sleep' program could

help prevent some infant deaths

The Perry Kiwanis Club joined
with the,-Healthy Start Coalition
of Taylor, Madison and Jefferson
counties and the Taylor County
Health Department to help fund a
"Back to Sleep" program to
prevent and eliminate infant crib
These deaths, often called
Sudden Infant Syndrome or SIDS,
have most recently been attributed

to infants sleeping on their
stomachs and suffocation from
loose bedding materials or
The Kiwanis-supported program
provides infant sleeping outfits,
with an embossed "Back to Sleep"
logo on the front as a reminder to
parents to place their infants on
their backs to sleep.
,Kiwanis locally and nationally

is a leader in supporting child
related initiatives. "Kiwanis, like
Healthy Start, helps to make
children priority number one."
If you would like more-
information on the prevention of
infant deaths from SIDS, please
call the Healthy Start Coalition at
(850) 948-2741 or the Taylor
County Health Department at 584-
5987, ext. 139.

Gentlemen, start your engines...
Grand opening ceremonies were held Dec. 2, fpr Extreme rpm, a miniature monster truck
raceway and hobby shop located at Gator Motors on Hwy. 19 North. The store features radio-
controlled miniature trucks (1/8th to 1/10th scale size), powered by gas and nitro. Some
models can run 50 mph on a dirt track, which is located on the premises. Races are held each
Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Nature Coast Classic

Elite hosts Jan. 7 competition

To two candidates

Scholarships are awarded

Taylor County Take Stock in Verges Cycling for Success youth Scholarship recipients

Children held a Signing Ceremony
to present Arianna Nelms and
Chelsey Foster four-year college
scholarships Friday, Dec. 9.
Family and friends gathered to
recognize these young ladies'
academic successes, and to offer
support for the future.
Nelms received the Vince

scholarship and Foster received the
1st Annual Shirley Titus

Taylor County Take Stock in
Children has raised more than
$22,000 in the last four years and
has awarded six Florida Prepaid
scholarships to Taylor County

include Chelsea Sparrow, Tara
Hanson, Celia Bennett, Jonathan
High, Patrick Whitt and Chris

If you would like more
information on this program
please contact Kreidler at 371-

Taylor Elite Cheerleading will host the Nature
Coast Classic Saturday, Jan. 7, beginning at noon, in
the Taylor County High School gymnatorium.
More than 200 participants are expected to take
part in this regional cheerleading and dance

competition, which is sponsored by American
Admission will be $5 for adults and $4 for
students. All proceeds benefit the Taylor Elite Booster

*-it ,. ., .. .. . ..... .
AARP: last Wed 10 a m. at
Post #20 building (2499 Woi
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): 2n
Mon., 7 p.m., main hanger at ai
Kiwanis Club: Wednesda
Joyce's Main Street Cale
MainStreet Perry: 1st Mond
month, Perry/Taylor County C
Commerce at noon.
NAACP:.2nd Sun., 6 p
Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Ch
Optimist Club: Thurs.,
Joyce's'Main Street Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: 3rd We
Perry Elks Lodge: 2nd,'
Tues 8 pm
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: firs
Monday nights; 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: 1st, 3r
p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123:
and third Monday nights, 7-30 p
. Perry Shrine Club: 4th Thu
(club house on Courtney Road)
Perry Woman's Club: 2nd V
(Sept. -.May; subject to change
Rotary Club: Tues., noon
S.Main'Street Cafe., ,
STaylor County Leadership
'2rd and 4th Friday, 7 p.m, Jerk
Vogue XIII: first Mon, 7:30
.584-2404 ..

ods Creek
d and 4th
vs noonn

Airport Advisory Commission: 4th
Monday 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: third Thurs.,
8 am chamber board roo ..l .I. .
City Council: 2nd and 4th Tues, at
630 p m
County Commission: first Mon. and
third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Juvenile Justice Council: third.
Thurs 9 a m at Juvenile Justice Office.
1719 S Jefferson
Planning Board: ist Thurs, 6 p.m.
* Courthouse annex (old post office)
Social Security: representatives. 2nd
Tues 8 30 am. to noon courthouse
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: 3rd Fri 2 p.m.,
SCOurthouse annex.
Taylor County Development
Authority: 2nd Mon. 5 p m at Chamber
| of Commerce
Taylor County School Board: 1st and
3rd Tues, 7 p m
Taylor County Soil & Water Board:
4th Mon 7 p.m Chaparral Steakhouse
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: 3rd
Wed at 18820 Beach Road 5 pm
Tourism Development Council: 2nd
Wed. 4 p m at Chamber of Commerce

Diabetes classes every Tuesday.
2 p m, Doctors' Memorial Hospital
FAMU Alumni Chapter: 2nd Monday,
7 pm. Jerkins Community Center.
Florida Forest Festival Board of
Directors: every Wednesday. 3 30 p m.
Chamber ol Commerce Call 584-TREE
(8733) /
Girl Scouts Servilce Unit: 1st
Thursday. 6 30 p.m, Scout Hut
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons. 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Thurs., 1:30 p.m., Forest
k Capital Hall. Call 584-8553 or 584-9207.
Humane Society of Taylor County:
2nd Wednesday, 6.p.m., Forest Capital
Hall .

Taylor County Democratic Party:
every Thursday at the Chamber o0
Commerce. Call 584-9656 or 584-3617 or
e-mail taylor democrat@gtcom.net.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP):
Thursday, 10 a.m., 502 N.'Center Street.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
1st Monday, 7 p.m., Division of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, 2nd Tues., 5:30 p.m.,
Room 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor CountyHistorical Society: 3rd
Mon., 7 p.m., Historical Society building.
Society's i museum is open every
ThurSday, 1-5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: 2nd Sat;, 10
a.m. Arena located on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County'Quilters: Tuesdays, 10
a~m. to noon, Taylor County Public Library.
Taylor County Reef & Research
Team: 2nd Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital ;

Alcoholics Anonymous, meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library; and another AA group who meets
Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays at
SerenityHouse, located at 1260 Hwy. 98
West, across from the BP station at 8 p.m.
AL-ANON: St. James Episcopal
Church (in library), Wednesdays, 12 to
1 p.m.; 584-2146. Thursday at 6:30 for
beginners meeting with regular meeting at
7 p.m.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
4th Tues., noon, 107 East Green Street:
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon., 9
a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Narcotics ,,Anonymous: 'every
Wednesday, 8 p.m.; at 1260 W. Hwy. 98,
at Serenity House (dirt road across 'from
BP Station)- These are open meetings to
those interested in addiction. Call 223-
.0036. Also, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., open
SHARE distribution: 4th Sat.. 10' a:m.

,LaLeche League International: 2nd The Way: Christ-centered recovery
ay of each Wed. 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public group, meetsoJ .Fridays at 7 p.m. at
chamber of Library., Serenity House dn Hwy. 98 W., across
Miles of Smiles Clown Alley: 1st from BP Station. Open to alcoholics,
.n., New Thursday, 7 p.m., at 901 North Calhoun addicts, family merners and friends.
urch. Street.
con at others of Pre-Schoolers: first and
noon at third Fridays. Call 584-3826.
d., 10 a.m. Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd AMVETS Post 20, Ladies Auxiliary
3rd & 4th and 4th Sat.. 7p.m. Tribal grounds, Lyman and Sons of AMVETS: 3rd Tuesday of
Hendry Road, each month, 7 p.m., at 2499 Woods Creek
st and third Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak Road.
Hill .Village on Woods Creek Road, 1st American Legion Post #96: 1stTues.,
d Wed. 7 Sat. 7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Center
National Wild Turkey Federation Street.
meets first (Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open American Legion, Steinhatchee-Post
.m. monthly on first Thursday, Golden Corral, 291: fourth Tues. 8 p.m.
rs,,7 p.m, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185. : .Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
RepubiIcan Party of Taylor County: Tuesday at VFW Post on Center Street,
Ved., noon 2nd: Thursday of every month at 315 IN, 7 p.m. For information; call 584-5346.
). Quincy Street. Pleaes e-mail Tommie VFW Post #9225: 2nd Tues., 7 p.m.
at Joyce's Stanaland at tstanaland@yahoo.com or (American Legion building).
.Council: Taylor ..Coastal Communities To add your service club or
(ins. Association: each 2nd Tuesday of, organization to the Community
p,m. Call month, 7 p;r:, at the district building Calendar, call (50) 584-5513 or e-mail
S Beaci Road. newsdesk@perrynewspapers.com.

i-'ictured left to right are: Kathy Kreidler, Susan Braswell, Chelsey Foster, Arianna Nelms,
Vince Verges and Priscilla Tripp.


EMT training practiced at Lee;

new registration offered in Jan.

EMT students at NFCC
practiced mock emergency
exercises that brought home, the
importance of their training in
helping to save lives. Students
participated in a 16-hour weekend
event set up by the Lee Volunteer
Fire Department where they
learned basic "victim extrication"
techniques'in a variety of settings.
"This kind of hands-on training
is vital to hone the skills of our
trainees," said Rebecca Cash,

EMT/paramedic instructor.
Emergency medical technician
(EMT) training is an 11-credit
hour program, usually one
semester, with classes Tuesday and
Thursday nights from. 6 10.
Many EMT graduates then enter
the paramedic program.
The paramedic program is an
11-month training, with some
Saturday classes. The spring
schedule will accommodate EMTs
who are working an EMS

'There are plenty of .jobs
available for certified EMTs and
paramedics according to Cash.
"Reports about a shortage of
healthcare professionals are true,"
she affirmed.
Students can register through
Jan. 11. For information call
850.973-1673 'or email
For more information call
850.973-1629 or 973-1673.

Hot off the press
Fran Nagy (center) prepares to cut the ribbon at grand opening ceremonies recently held at
Hot off the Press on Hwy. 19. She is.joined by County Commissioner Daryll Gunter, Chamber
staffer Jodi Giddens, Big Bend Buildings owner Diane Knowles, fellow Hot off the Press owner
Tony Hodge and Chamber President Dawn Tavylor.

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Letters to the Editor

New Year's traditions in the South continue
Dear Editor:, were a must as well. Many families listening, to-stories-tere the normal
While a resident of Citrus used ham hocks in their black-eyed activities of tile day
County for many years, several peas as well. Grandmother Nettie made the
times I wrote articles about New I was fortunate to become best chocolate pies, chicken and
Year's Eve and Day traditions and acquainted :with several old dumplings, and tea cakes ever.
about our memories of being families from: Old Homosassa and Food was very important to the
"native," growing up in similar they told me many:stories of their traditions of the day. Black-eyed
environments to what many native past New Year's traditions. They peas, ham and cornbread brought
Citrus County folks, knew and gathered as a family too, with you the best for the coming new
loved...their traditions of cousins and grandmothers and year. Sometimes we visited Aunt
welcoming the ending and starting grandfathers, went fishing on New Annie and Uncle Ben Adams at
of a brand new year. Year's Day, as we did when we their homestead down the road
S-One age-old tradition among us visited Granddaddy Nolan and from where we lived. I loved going
Southerners and native Floridians Grandmother Nettie Padgett here there, and sometimes meeting
in particular,that we could relate to in Taylor County. We pretty much cousins Pam, Jumelia and Billy
,in .Citrus County was the' had free reign of exploring and Ben arid spending the day in Aunt
traditional meal of black-eyed playing all over the ranch all day Please see page 4
.peas, ham and cornbread. Greens long, Playing football, fishing and.

PWhat will you see during a visit to senior center?

-Dear Editor:
A description of a senior citizen
entering the former Gladys Morse
School will contain surprising
amounts of information. The
school site is at '800 West Ash
Street and the lunchroom is now
managed by the Taylor County
Senior Citizens Center (TCSCC).,.
Just inside the first'double doors' :!
entrance, a page is available for alln
that enter to sign their name for;.a
record of attendance. There .'are
tables waiting with neatly, wrapped
white napkins containing plastic

spoons and forks. If it is 11 a.m., a
program will soon begin .for the
people present.
After one is seated a volunteer
offers a choice. of white or
chocolate milk. When the activity
has concluded, a blessing is spoken
for the meal that has been
prepared. Everyone that is able will
go to a steam table counter and
receive nourishing food served by
two smiling ladies. Hattie and Ida
make friendly, comments as the
plate are passed into the hands of
each person. Diners turn back to

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the dining.room and take a seat at
the tables.
Roxie has been assisting by
filling food containers that are
emptied. She also carries plates to
the people that are not able to walk
to the serving counter. Nora Sadler
is also frequently seen taking meals
to the elderly. The elders appreciate
the helping hands here in the
This December, a Christmas
adult choir from First Baptist
Church performed at the
lunchroom. Congressman Allen
Boyd and Commissioner Pat
Patterson gave us updates on
events and changes affecting
Taylor County residents. Ministers
and deacons have celebrated the
Christmas season with us.
And that is not a complete list of
people who have appeared here to
support, encourage and entertain
us. There are many people working
out of sight to continue the
development of this center which is
on the path to becoming greater in
the future. These dedicated people
have been appearing on our stage
without proper lighting or an audio
A Bingo game is scheduled three
days weekly. Even with delays
caused by a wheel that pops the
balls in the wrong direction, the
players cheerfully continue the
game. Some balls are bent and do
not glide down the slot. But
volunteers, scoop the balls up and
return them to the table. A storage
tray for balls with numbers that
have been called is missing. And if
anyone has a better Bingo set it
would be enjoyed while the players
are passing the time until the bus
arrives to take them home.
For more information, call Anne
Burch at 584-4924 or fax 584-
Frances P. Zokar

Writer disputes information from

'concerned scientists' Web site

Dear Editor:
In the Dec. 28 edition of the
Taco Times, a letter to the editor
was published that extensively
quoted the Web site of the Union of
Concerned Scientists ("UCS"). The
debates over the proposed new
power plant have been high on
emotion and low on facts, so
efforts to inject some actual data
into the discussion are to be
In doing so, however, we must
closely examine the sources of
those data to determine their
accuracy and motivation. The UCS
is an organization that has specific
* environmental--and, arguably,
political--goals that become
obvious when one takes a close
They're certainly free to work to
advance those goals, but we must

consider the possibility that they're
going to present information in a
way that appears to support their
Is the UCS an objective source
of information? Consider the
words of John Marburger, director
of the Office of Science and
Technology Policy. In commenting
on a paper the UCS published
leveling various accusations
against the Bush administration,-
Dr. Marburger wrote that "UCS
accusations are wrong and
misleading" and that the document
contained "errors, distortions, and
misunderstandings." This doesn't
exactly instill within me a deep
trust that UCS will be fair and
balanced. /i
As to the specific data in
question here (that is, the volume
of pollution emitted by coal-

burning power plants), I have no
idea what UCS's source is; their
Web site doesn't say. In all of the
articles and letters to the editor to
appear in the newspaper, I've seen
very little data about the specific
plant we would be getting. I've
read lots of theories. I've read lots
of opinions. I've read lots of
information about plants in other
cities that were built decades ago
and that aren't required to adhere to
the standards our plant would have
to maintain.
That in ormation is pretty much
useless, and if the UCS's data are
similarly utdated, they're equally
But let's assume the information
is current; does that make it useful?
Not necessarily, because the UCS
.* Please see page 4

Midweek Muddle

The few jokes of childhood that I can
recall are not exemplary in their humor
or their sensitivity.
One, however, haunts me every time I
try to change a lightbulb. I believe I'm
being punished for ever repeating it.
How many Pollocks does it .take to
change a lightbulb?
The answer, of course, was three: one
to put the bulb in the socket, and two
others to turn the ladder.
Now there are some interesting
intracacies to this joke. I was from a
small town in Alabama and didn't know
.what a Pollock was, or why the Polish
nationality was the brunt of this joke,
but that was the joke and I told it.
God is punishing me now, because the
.joke could be, how many Alabamians
does it take to change a lightbulb?
I used to be really good at changing
lightbulbs, but I believe that was when
lightbulbs were really good, too. My
perspective, which is as unenlightened
now as it was at the time of the
childhood joke, tells me that they don't
make lightbulbs like they used to.'
The process of changing a lightbulb is
difficult enough under ordinary
circumstances. After all, I am short and
a step ladder is required--which means,
of course, that I must move the vacuum
cleaner to get to the ladder...and the
broom will fall on my head while the'
two-liter drinks tumble into a pile.
Or upstairs, it means I must clean the
clothes off the step ladder. (I put them
there because they are "yard clothes"--
not really dirty, not really clean. They
can go another round, and since I do the
laundry, I'm in no hurry to place them
By the time I get the ladder and find
, the appropriate wattage of lightbulbs
(located on a shelf that also requires a
ladder), I am braced for the
accumulation of dead, parched bugs
which will land in your mouth if you're
not careful to have it closed.
Then I brace myself again--this time
for existing bulbs that are often too hot
to handle. Minutes pass as I sit upon
the ladder, practicing patience, thinking
about that joke.
Then I proceed to gently unscrew the
bulb from its socket, and the clear glass
part separates from the silvery part
which remains in the ceiling of my
You can cut yourself on the glass part
and get little pieces of glass in your eyes
too, which is worse than bugs in; your
This means you have to call the
husband and tell him that you need
help changing the lightbulb, and that
joke--that terrible joke from childhood--
goes through my head on a roller
coaster of its own.
"You can't change a lightbulb?" the
husband asks rhetorically.
"You can't either," I assure him.
Now we're into electrician territory
where we have to go to the circuit box,'
because you've got to stick your hand in
the socket to remedy the problem.

v many Alabamians

s it take to change

,htbulb? By SUSAN H. LINCOLN

I am a writer and can correct your
grammar, but I know nothing about
circuits and breakers. The only
.breakers I know are waves.
I refuse to be the one who says, "Yeah,
I turned the circuit breaker off," for
what if I mis-read the number and fry
the husband? 'People will swear I did it
on purpose, and his mother will never
forgive me.
"You come look at it and show me the
one," 1 say to him,-while he'son.,t-he-
"Just the one marked 'kitchen,'" he
says rather impatiently.
"Can I turn them all off so I'll be sure?"
I ask.
He smiles and I realize it's the
sweetest thing I've said to him in weeks:
honey, I don't want to kill you.
"It will be fine; just flip it," he says,
holding a glass fixture in one hand, the
bulb in another and the decorative
brass' piece underneath his neck.
"Quickly," he adds in a gargled voice.
On a good day, he can remove the
socket part of the light from the socket
part of the- fixture, with a pair of pliers
--often before his arms go limp and all
the blood rushes from his head to his
neck as it is compacted upon his spinal
Once, however, we had to have an
electrician come out because the entire
socket needed to be replaced. There
came the joke again, but I pushed it
aside as I searched for truth.
"What is it with lightbulbs these
days?" I asked, and I should never
attempt to talk to electricians. They are
wired differently. They probably ask
for lightbulbs for Christmas and
I remembered this: make sure the
wattage is appropriate and don't. apply
unnecessary force when removing the
bulb. Carefully and gently unscrew the
bulb, listening for it to remove itself
from the socket.
It's not like I lift weights or anything;
I'm pretty easy with such items.. The
electrician also told me about new-and-
improved bulbs which only have to be
changed every four or five years.
"They're more expensive," he
cautioned and the Scottish blood within
me boiled.
"I don't care," the husband said. "Get
I couldn't find the fluorescent,
incandescent bulbs he recommended,
so I just bought the most expensive
ones there. We replaced one Saturday.
Two out of the package of four didn't
work, and I knew I was being punished.
The other two bulbs were fine and are
burning. I check them every day and I
better not see as much as a flicker until
I've forgotten how much I paid for them.
For I am the brunt of my own joke,
and when I close my eyes, there are the
Pollocks who carried this burden for so
long, circling around in my head on
their own little roller coaster, with their
hands in the air, screaming and
laughing...at me.

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B-3 The Taco Times January 4, 2006,

Small ads...big deals!!

The monthly Sons of AMVETS
Community Yard Sale will be moving
inside due to the cold this Saturday, Jan
7, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Spaces are
available for a S5 donation each (a six-foot
table will be provided for each space)
Walk-ins are welcome as space is
available. 2499 Woods Creek Rd. To
reserve a space, call Mark Viola at 584-
5513 or 584-8807 (after 5 p.m.).
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FOR SALE- S125 used chainsaw great
condition comes with carrying case Brand
name Homelite. Call Mark 584-6021
Leather Sofa, Love seat & Chair still
wrapped: Retail S3400, sell brand new with
warranty- S1250. 850-425-8374

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

250 watts Tech Wood Stereo System 5
disc CD changer, 2 cassette, AM/Fh
radio. 2-15" speakers with mids & highs
Cherry wood finish and black carpet box
$400. Call 223-2406 leave message.
MOVING SALE! Queen bedroom set- $250
includes bed, dresser with hutch mirror
headboard, and 2 night stands. Patii
swing with 4 matching chairs $100. Patio
table with 6 chairs $50. Sofa, love seat
and chair $600. Queen mattress bo:
springs, and rails $75.00 All in grea
condition. Call 584-4836 for mort
120 gal. AQUARIUM, stand, hoodlight
filters, heaters, gravel $125.00 Call 838
Rocking chairs Beautiful Bent Wood style
New! Mahogany $280, Central America
Orange Wood $250. Evenings 584-8372
I will sell your items on EBay. Low fees.,
Call Kyle at 850-584-4976

Micro fiber upholstery, hardwood frame &
warranty, unopened. 850-545-7112
For Sale- Like new Fireplace insert.
Comes with piping for the house. 33" wide
x 33" high x 21" deep. Complete ($300)
Gall Margaft,Squt house! 850,P584601
SET Factory sealed w/warranty. Can
deliver. 850-545-7112
Are you a cookbook collector? 1,000's of
Vintage and. Used Cookbooks for sale!
Club and Church Collections from all over
the country, international cookbooks,
Better Homes and Garden, Southern Living
and much more! At the Book Mart 1708 S.
Byron Butler Pkwy. Perry, FL 584-4969
for competitive rates call Violet at(850)
6 PC. BEDROOM SET- Brand new sleigh
bed, dresser, mirror, and night stand. $575,
still boxed, can deliver. 850-222-9879
BED, a sleigh bed including headboard,
foot board & rails. NEW in box, only $275.
Call 850-222-7783
SET New in plastic with warranty. $165,
can deliver. 850-425-8374
FOR SALE- Cherry Dining room suite-
table 6 chairs/ china cabinet, Cherry in,
color. $600. Call Mark. 850-584-6021
MATTRESS- New full set in plastic with
warranty, $120. 850-222-9879
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w/in lay, ball & claw feet, leaf, 2 arm
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sug, list, sacrifice $1900. 850-222-2113.
DINING ROOM- Brand new cherry table
w/leaf, 6 chairs & lighted china cabinet.
Still boxed. $900. Can deliver. 850-222-

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Taylor County Historical Items
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preferred, Good organizational and
customer service skills required. EOE;
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background verification required. Apply in
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Experienced housekeeper needed.
Dependable with reliable transportation is
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Steinhatchee Landing Resort, 203 Ryland
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Help Wanted Badcock and More Set up
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Required Good Driving Record No phone
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Certified Nursing Assistant Full time 2-10
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staff easier. Faculty has very good
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themselves in professional, caring
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or proof of submittal for re-certification.
Contact Jennifer Richardson, Lafayette
Health Care Center, 512 W. Main St.,
Mayo, FL 386-294-3300

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
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Driver-Dedicated Regional
Avg. $818-$1018/wk
65% Preloaded/pretarped
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
CDL-A req'd 877-428-5627..
Full time Office Administrator position
a.,ailable for busy development sales
office in Steinhatchee. Must be
professional, good communicator, posses
excellent computer and telephone skills
and be self motivated. $10 hourly. Mail
resume to Ramona Griner, Steinhatchee
Rivergate, P.O Box 899, Steinhatchee, FL
32359 or call for an appointment 352-498-
System Administrator- Salary range:
$36,504-$47,629.44 + benefits= Direct
coordinate & support local area computer
Engineer I- Salary range: $50,024-
$65,269.97 + benefits+ Assist in
organizing, planning & completing county
engineering projects.
Library Tech P/T -20 hrs. week= includes
some evenings & weekends $7.29/hr.
Library circulation duties.
Roll Off Attendant Call in only= may
include weekend or evening work $6.18/hr.
Substitutes at county 'solid waste
collection sites to insure proper
procedures are followed, -
Kennel Tech- (temporary: approximately
Jan.- March) $6.49/hr. = Primarily clerical
Utilities Mechanic- $8 86 hr. Processing
recycle materials for -narketing plus some
mechanical and maintenance work.
Entire job description, requirements and
appllication can be obtained from www.tcfl-
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Connections, 1702 S. Jefferson Street.
Beginning salaries commensurate with
education and experience. Positions open
until filled. EEO/VP/DT/ background
check employer.
TAYLOR County Health Department is
recruiting:. for an Advanced Registered
Nurse Practitioner Specialist, position
"number 082852, educated and trained in
Family Practice, This position is
responsible for providing the full range of
family practice medical services.
Ml.ipfaid,!trainingjrYJdgg numer
required. Fingerprinting arid 1Drug
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line at https://jobs.myflorida.com Refer to
requisition number 64084285. Closing
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Taylor County
Taylor County. Provide crisis intervention
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to hotline callers and residents. Assist
residents and their children in a
community living environment. Crisis
intervention skills required. Part-time,
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coverage may require some overnights.
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AA/EOE Refuge House is committed to
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send resume with cover letter stating
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P.O. Box 20910
Tallahassee, FL 32316
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Wanted dead or alive; Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc. Will buy, sell & trade 4x4 &
truck parts. S*M*A*S*H Towing, 386-688-
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For Sale-1974 Bronco- Runs great/ new
brakes/ needs some body work- Great
Hunting vehicle Sale at $2800.00 Call
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1986 Lincoln Towncar (white). Good
transportation, looks great, runs good, A/C
is cold, leather. $1,200. 584-8552 or 838-
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2002 Y2F 600R motorcycle! Runs and
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B-4 The Taco Times January 4, 2006

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
I wish to thank you for
repeating Sharon Carroll's
"Ta.ttered Angel" and I hope that
you shall make it a tradition to
repeat it.
.A few weeks ago, I had just
completed putting up a silver
aluminum 1957 Christmas tree (a
tree which has been out of the box
only once since we inherited it--20
years ago) and I was sitting on our
porch enjoying the strange warm
weather as my mind wandered to
Sharon's beautiful story of the
tattered angel. I had*so hoped you
would run the little angel story
T'began mending an celluloid
faced angel (1950's) to take its
place upon the silver tree. No
ordinary fancy angel should crown
t.he old silver tree. But, a
n-'ndescript little, angel my
husband had rescued from
someone's yard sale a long time
ago. The golden filigree skirt and
wings were tattered and as I
mended with golden thread my
mind wandered back to Sharon's
"Tattered Angel" story and the
unappreciated angels in our daily
I had told Sharon how much I
loved her little story so many
years ago. It is a shame her life
ended so horribly. I first met
Sharon when she wrote a
commentary about a news blurb.
The commentary was so off-base,
- I called and asked her if she had

read the original article (I had a
copy). She had not and I took her
a copy and explained the contents.
I liked her, immediately.
I thought of the unappreciated
angels such as Betty Duvall who
at 84 volunteers every day of her
life. She and her late husband
were the foster parents of 62
children--many she keeps in
contact with today. She never had
children of her own, but that does
not stop her from having her
house filled with toys and clothes
for children and adults. I visited
her one day as she was moving
about her house filling a bag of
toys and things to send to a child.
Miss Betty delivers
meals/clothes/food/toys and joy to
many people in Perry. She drives
her little red station wagon around
town with 47 little angels stuck
across the front window dash
guiding her way, her little dog by
her side most times. Miss Betty
doesn't stay home very much
because/she is sitting with
someone or volunteering. At 84
she drives herself everywhere and
for Christmas she drove to
Jacksonville. You may hear
people younger than her complain
about their aches and pains and
use the complaints as an excuse
for not leading a useful life. Not,
Betty Duval, our Perry angel.
Other angels reside among us
and many are unnoticed. Diane
Stewart is probably half Betty
Duval's age--but she worked so

.tirelessly at her job to help the
elderly of Taylor County. Too my
dismay, I learned that Diane is no
longer with Taylor County Senior
Services. Diane was case manager
for Senior Services since the
original director began. No one
knew more about Senior Services.
The link between Taylor County
Senior Services and the Area
Agency on Aging was so thickly
developed by Diane's work and
alliances. Many times I called the
Senior Services at 7, 8, 9 p.m. to
speak with Diane. Although
working hours were 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Diane always came in early
and stayed late. She rarely took
vacations and those vacations
were dedicated to her church and
her children. I must also mention
that Diane Stewart lives in
Steinhatchee and must drive that
long trip home after staying late. I
hope that when Diane left the
Senior Services that she was
highly compensated for her
dedication to duty and the long
hours, and compensated for the
holidays cumulated over many
years. I asked once about Diane's
accumulated holidays and was
told whenever Diane wanted to go
on vacation, she could go because
of her accumulated time If she
was not so rewarded for her

services, I hope she seeks a better
than good attorney.
As I continued mending my
tattered angel, my mind drifted to
a quote.by an unknown author:
"Courage in women is considered
to be insane." I think Sharon
Carroll had courage because she
printed' every letter I wrote (no
matter how long). Some probably
thought she was insane to do so.
It is New Year's Eve as I stand
before that old silver Christmas
tree with the mended angel at its
crown. My mind reflects upon the
reaction my husband had to the
old silver tree. Tears welled up in
his eyes, when I completed
decorating the silver prongs with
new small golden and muted beige
ornaments and tossed golden
tinsel. The adornments toned
down the garish starkness of the
silver prongs. With adornment the
old tree is new again. With glee
we enjoyed the old tree's
placement in our home. Now, I
must pick apart the old tree, new
ornaments, tinsel and mended
angel and place them in
hibernation. Which brings me to
these thoughts of daily
How can one assert daily
hibernation? This year many tried
to place Christmas in hibernation

and replace it with holiday. I think
the revolt \w\on. Did the victims of
Katrina and the tsunami go into
daily hibernation at the approach
of Christmas? Did they make a
"Tattered Angel" of a toilet paper
roll and scraps of cloth or a palm
frond to top a tree? Be we thankful
it was not we who experienced
these disasters or are we hiding in
our daily hibernation and choose
now to forget it could have been
My husband is slowly regaining
his speech and can walk a little
with a brace. But, we are living in
daily hibernation. I wonder how
many in our community have been
forgotten this Christmas season
and live forced hibernation with
no tattered angel to place on a tree
and no tree at all.
A thought for the new year: The
city and county governments
argue about contributing to help
organizations which are a direct
lifeline for many. They had rather
throw money at pork barrel
projects. They should be ashamed
that we have homeless people in
this county who endured the
blaring heat of summers and the
cold of winters as the officials sit
in their cozy environments. Now,
some would be aghast. We have
no homeless .in the town. Forgive

me. You are wrong. We have
homelessness in Perry. Tmet some-
of these homeless this year, both'
knocked at my door. I am not
saying these people were our
Lord--as an old ballad reports that
Christ came to visit three times
and you helped me. But, I wish to
report since Mrs. McCall died no
one is helping the homeless that
pass our way. Isn't that shameful.
One of the homeless was in an
electric wheelchair who I later
saw recharging her chair at a jiffy
store. She'and her husband were
living in a. tent. The other
homeless person knocked on my
door about ten times. I gave him
money, food and took'him to get
meager handouts from churches.
He was coming so much my
children were complaining about
murderous and robbing strangers.
Then he came by and reported he
had gotten two jobs in one day. I
have not seen any of these people
This new year I hope the city
and county governments get their
act together and do more than sit
on their haunches. Let them focus
on the needs of the elderly without
complaining. Let them look at the
homeless with new eyes.
Pat Cook


.'Continued from page
doesn't put things i
-For example, they,
-500-megawatt plant
1"900 tons of sulfur
year, and that sulfuri
main cause of acid'rai
There's no doubt t
:major cause of acid r
that mean Taylor i
--start having acid rain
:is-built? I think it's
that most of us have n

'New' men

bContinued from page
Anrnie's "magical"
-tt0ught about it, and
'them. And the food ti
awesome. I adored Au
:Uncle Ben.
:..Aunt Annie had a
'sweeping her yard w
(and it was a very la
TIeRst to us as children)
-:this tradition fascinati
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-eerywhere. She used
with picking some
flowers for me to ta
7.'.A common tradit
.Homosassa among t
i'.ing in that. section
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.midnight on New Yea
ajird I stayed up man
New Year's Eve just. t
guns being shot off to
.nilw year. Some fam:
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-lived around Citrus i
just in .Old Homosa
.Counri fast became a
.melting pot kind of en
people from different
country coming there
-many from different
around the world as
.biiught their tradition

-.New York City had
Day, Minnesota its K
Maryland held masque
*lid "Mother Lave:
honoredd by helping th
UJtica. Philadelphia
Muummer Parade and
it.hnored its Rose Bowl
Learned that I was a b
with was that some
Americans also ate blac
for health and happin
coming year along
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Alabama and Washinj
land they had the traditi
"eyed peas, ham and
complete with greens.
-'-Joe was the only gra
one set of grandparen
ta' ght him td cook, it
Tennessee style," and
:and extremely well,.I n
- -We .all have fondI
: anemories of New Year
:meals. past. My ho
-Taylor County folks o
-:New Year's 2005 is tl
will be the best ever
SHfappy New Year!

objectivity' urged

what 10,000 tons of S02 actually
2 represents, and the UCS doesn't
give us any frame of reference to
nto context. make sense of that number. One
state that a thing I do know, though, is. that
will produce S02'emissions and concentrations
r dioxide per have decreased dramatically over
dioxide is the the past couple of decades.
n." According to the Environmental
hat S02 is a Protection Agency,. concentrations
ain. But does of S02 in the air were cut in half
County will between 1983 and 2002.
a if the plant This, despite more coal plants
safe to say being built during that period.
no concept of The, UCS also writes that
mercuryuy emissions from coal
plants are suspected of
or contaminating lakes and rivers in
o VII e northern and northeast states and
Canada." I don't knolw who
suspects this (the UCS doesn't
2 say), but I don't much care. I'm
yard, as I interested in FACT, not
playing with THEORY. If the UCS has
here too was *proof* that (A.) coal plants are
nt Annie and the source of contamination and
that (B.) our new coal plant would
tradition of generate similar contamination,
Iith a broom then let them present it. That
rge yard, at would be useful. But vague
),and I found accusations without evidence are
ing. She also not. '
e of flowers This letter isn't meant to put
they were forward an opinion one way or the
to honor me other on whether the plant should
of her best be built. I'm just asking my
ike home. fellow citizens of Taylor County
ion in Old to. please approach this subject
he families with logic and objectivity.
i of Florida Form your opinions based on
eir guns at FACTS, not conjecture. If anyone
air's Eve. Joe presents you with .outdated
ry times on information that doesn't apply to
o hear those our specific plant, throw it out;
usher in the it's moot. And if anyone with a
ilies carried specific agenda presents you with
erever they information .make sure that
County, not information is fair and balanced.
issa. Citrus Don't count on them to give you
mixture of a information that weakens their
vironmeht-- arguments, because most people
areas ofthe don't. This is equally true for both
to live .and sides of this debate.
t countries John Hombuckle
well. They
s with them'

1 its Calling
-rade parties DISTRICT
nfder" was Notice is hereby given That pursuant to
he needy in Chapter 373, Florida Statutes,
hosted is the following application for pwnit was
hosted its received on December 30, 2005:
I California Magnolia Bay Marina & Resort, Dr. J.
1. One thing' Cra'yton Prbitt, One Beach Drive
Ss Southeast, Suite 302E, St. Petersburg,
)it surprised Florida 33701, has submitted an
e, Japanese application for Environmental Resource
k-eyed peas Permit Number 05-0618, for 145 acres in,
S-c cpeas on, or over wetlands with a total
less. for the Impervious area of 63.73 acres, a total
with their project area of 525.24 acres, on a total
applicant-owned area of 3,870 acres
The project is located In Township 7
were from South, Range 7 East, Sections 22, 23, 26,
gton, D. C., and 27, Taylor County, Florida.
i' interested persons may comment upon
on of black- the application or 'submit a written
cornbread, request for a staff report containing
proposed agency action regarding the
application by writing to; the Suwannee
andchild for River Water Managemeht District, Attn:
ts, and they Resource Management, 9225 C.R. 49,
A Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such
,"Alabama- comments or requests must be
cook he. did, received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from
night add. the date of publication.
night add. No further public notice will be provided
and loving regarding this application. A copy of
r's times and the staff report must be requested in
order to remain' advised of further
pe for all proceedings. Substantially affected
ut there this persons alre entitled to request, an
hat this one administrative hearing, pursuant to Title
28, Flordo,. Administrative Code,
for you all. regarding the proposed agency action
by submitting, a written request after
A. J. Burch' reviewing the staff report.
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