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o :" Tim es"":"51

.ior County MidweOek
since 1961 a Edition

January 11., 2006 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 45th Year, No. 2



TaxAide offers
training for
Free tla training .e i.ns, are
underway at Forest Capital Hall lor
volunteers wilh Ie AARPF' TaAide
Walk-ins are welcome sessions will
be held from 8 30 am ic, 430 p m
through Friday. Jan 13
A second training class will be held
at the library in Cross City beginning
Tuesday, Jan 17,a1 9 a m.
For more information, please call
Peggy Williams at 584-2690 or Holly
Bankey at 578-2004

Schools closed
Monday, Jan. 16
Taylor County schools will be closed
Monday, Jan 16, in observance of Dr
Martin Luther King Jr Day. Classes
will resume Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Spaghetti Supper
planned Saturday
The Steinhatchee Garden Club will
host its annual Spaghetti Supper
Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Steinhatchee
..Corrimunity Center, from 5-7 30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for
.children under 12 years of age. "You
can buy tickets early by calling (352)
498-0666 or you may purchase tickets
at.thedoor. We also have take-out
ayailabte," organizers said.
.All proceeds will be used to send
ulderprivileged children to summer
.c4.0. and. for community
Sbeaulfication projects.

e h residents
invited to meet
',aayiQr County beach residents will
S.ba' a chance to meet with a
iPresentative from Congressman
boyd's office Tuesday, Jan'. 17,.
,.:b;^he .representative will be at Taylor
Coa~/Il Water and Sewer building at'
1,8820 Beach Road.
, Congressman Boyd said his staff is.
,.trailed to assist constituents with a
-Variety of issues relating to various
.federal agencies.

Start 2006 with
a new pet...
.'Start your new year with a new best,
.ffrjed. The Taylor County Animal
Control.Shelter has the following pets,
,available for adoption: Bulldog,
.le, six months old, house-broken:
mixed puppy, female; and kittens
orangee and white, gray tabby).
-:.'Tihd'anlmals eligible for adoption
diqnld6e:-a Lab puppy, male; Terrier
.,.gray, female, Chihuahua/Terrier
bridledl, female, house-broken;
Bassetl/Lab mix, blond and white,
female; and a Persian female tortoise,
.?hell cat.
Xb htact the shelter at' 838-3525.

eity announces
garbage schedule
The City of Perry has announced
t e following garbage pick-up
'sh6d ule during the Dr. Martin Luther
Jr. holiday:
"~ ~M'^q iday customers will receive
.oh Tuesday.
'. iTsday customers will receive
twice on Wednesday.
fi~egularly scheduled service on
Thursdayand Friday.
,.Cjty' offices will be closed Monday,
.an 16,'in observance of the holiday.

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Triggered by intentional foul?

Basketball game ends in fracas

I_ .. ,nfrrrccmint used pepper Frid.', nighi. ftier .a Nlajldi','n
spr ', r frm ai c loud '. r cr'ov.J plin', r aj' accused o't ninic i'nnall,
. which *.i.'rimed the tl:',r o'f ih f.ouling j TCHS basketball player
Tai,..r :Couni', High Sch.'-,l g\m as Ihie buzzer soundv.d. eroding the


\\ ih 1.4 seconds left on the
clock., ,nior point guard Rick
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A new Walgreens drugstore will be built at the intersection of Jefferson and Park
streets, in the southernmost portion of the Perry Square Shopping Center.

New store to locate here

-' Wagreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain,.
i" ill build a new 14,800-square-foot retail store in
Perry at the corner of Jefferson Street and Park, in
Sthe s ternthmsi porioi6n 'o 'the Perry .Square
Shopping Center..' .
On Monday, the City of Perry Planning anrd
Zoning Board approved site plans for the new
store, which will offer dri',e-through pharmacy
, services. .
Also included in the plans is, an auxiliary
parking lot to be located behind the former
', Foodlind shopping center.
"A certain amount of parking is required based
on. th shopping center (size). Walgreens will be
puttingting in this. additional lot, which will then be
Sturne over to the shopping center,,possibly for use
'. as an: employee parking lot," City Manager. Bob
Brown said Tuesday.
"They will also..be putting in a stormwater
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retention pond and will do some landscaping in
that area.to screen it.a little bit." he said..
.The site plan was submitted by Tallahassee
engineeritrg firm Hatch Mott .MacDonald on
'behalf of Perry Pharmacy, LLC, project owners.
"The planing and zoning board approved the site
plan Monday night, which means the developers
can pull permits and start construction.".
*Brown estimated construction .could begin
within the next 60-90 days.
Walgreen Co. posted sales of $42.2 billion in
2005. The company operates 5,000 stores in 45
states and Puerto Rico. Walgreens also provides
additional, services to pharmacy patients
and prescription.drug and medical plans through
Walgreens Health Initiatives (a pharmacy benefits
manager), Walgreens Mail Service, Walgreens
Specialty Pharmacy and Walgreens Home

dunk,' when a Madison player Taylor County Sheriffs Of
allegedly slammed into him, Dep. Darell Upshaw, "they be
knocking Williams to the floor, arguing and pushing one anoth
spraining his ankle. "Dep. Ulysis Hawkins,
When this happened, over 100 Nellie Walker and Madison Coi
spectators and players flooded onto Sheriffs Office Dep. Alexan
the floor of the gym in what could and I, attempted to restore orn
have been, "a very bad situation," Upshaw said.
according to' law, enforcement "Several fights broke out and
present at the game, feared someone might get hu
. "When the fans from both sides
stormed 'the gym's floor," said ,- Please see page

Alford pleads guilty

to additional charge

By TOM McLAUGHLIN Alford has known for some
Northwest Florida Daily News the bank fraud charges wouli
fSpecial to the Taco Times) filed before the sentencing for
Friday's sentencing hearing for land swap deal.
convicted money launderers He said he has been informed
Stephen Alford and David Fleet charges he pleaded to Fri
was postponed so Alford could would not add to his prison ter
plead guilty to four additional Si
Appearing in federal court in "
Pensacola ,on. Friday morning.
Alford had four counts of bank
fraud added to the long list of
charges he was convicted of Oct. 7.
The new charges are not related
td the aborted land swap deal that
involved thousands of acres in
Taylor County that would become' "- ."
an Eglin Air Force Base missile IL" L.
range, He will be sentenced for all,l t_-
the charges he faces at 9 a.m. on-'. "
March 1. Fleet also will be
sentenced at that time.
Alford's original charges include
13 counts of wire fraud, 18 counts,, Stephen Alford
of money laundering, one count of The hew charges emanate f
conspiracy to commit money' transactions Alford conducted
laundering and one count of the First National Bank of Flori
making illegal campaign Nicevifle branch between Aug.
contributions. They stemr from 1999, and May 8. 2000.
Alford and Fleet's conviction for The charging documents
the sale of the same tracts of Alford helped an unnamed per
valuable' Okaloosa Island working with him to obtain a
beachfront 'property to multiple without Florida National Ba
buyers, consent, by keeping the pers
Alford already faces up to 20 identity hidden. They also stat
years in prison and a maximum misled the bank to obtain aloa
$250,000 fine for each wire fraud $1.69 million.
conviction. The other charges he He provided a lengthy e-n
was convicted of Oct. 7 are statement to the Daily New
punishable by anywhere from five which he accepts guilt for the b
to 10 years in prisbon:and a Pa p
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Information sought on hit and-run

A Perry man was transported to a woman." Schneider said, "or
Tallahassee hospital Monday after anything about her, but that he got
a woman driving a Cadillac ran into her car so he could take her to
over him outside the Inferno Club. his house and show her a dog he
Perr\ Police Department Pil. had there."
Cathy Schneider said she met with On the way to Barnes' house, the
the victim, Thomas Barnes. 22. at man said they stopped in a sand lot
Doctors' Memorial Hospital. where beside the Inferno Club. It was at
he told her a white woman driving this point that he got out of the
a tan, older model Cadillac had vehicle, with the woman yelling.
approached him at a store on Hw\. "Don't make me run you over!"
19. Barnes said that he began to run
"He said he did not know the and fell down. The woman then hit

At Thursday workshop

City Council will

ponder priorities

Which has greater priority--community development through
neighborhood drug eradication or recreation programs'?
What emphasis should be placed on street paving and extending city
serx ices?
The Perry City Council % ill look at these and other considerations
during a strategic planning workshop Thursday, Jan. 12.
The special session will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the city council meeting
room and is open to the public.
"This will give the council a chance to priontize the big projects they
want to focus on for the next two or three years," City Manager Bob Brow, n
Included on the agenda is cilt county coordination in the areas of animal
control, building and zoning, smart growth, code enforcement and fire.
Rounding out the discussion list are: (finances) revenue
growth-efficiencies and budget: (community development) neighborhood
drug eradication, housing and beautification; (public works)
sewer/sprayfield. water 'and trash/street; (recreation) parks and fields,
programming; technology; and (personnel) succession planning and

him \\ith her car. running over his to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital,.
upper body. "due to his right shoulder having a
Schneider said Barnes sustained severe fracture which required-
swollen lips and shoulders and had surgery."'
lacerations on his chest and back H was 'transported by
area. It was decided by the Paramedic Kim Morgan and EMT
attending physician to send Barnes Venita Gray.

Law' enforcement Jis.
asking anyone with knowledge of
the incident or' older model tan.
Cadillac to call, PPD a.
All callers may remain

Board's minority membership

questioned by commissioner..

Three area boards have new
members after commissioners
voted Monday night to fill
.;. .vacancies on the boards of
Sdirectors for the Taylor County
i,.Development Authority

Pa.t-- att er.o

P.--.. at Pattersor

(TCDA), Taylor Coastal Water
and Sewer District arnd Doctors'
Memorial Hospital (DMH).
The first.appointment on the
agenda was the TCDA, but
when Director Rick Breer
addressed the commission, the
discussion quickly turned to the
balance of the board following a
question about the board's racial
In a memorandum from
TCDA Board President Jim
Bassett, four names were
submitted to the commission for
the two openings.
The nominees included Cindy
Hunt and Ken Olsen,
incumbents whose terms ended
last month, as well as former
city mayor and TCDA board
member Thomas Demps and
local business owner Debbie
All-four had agreed to serve,
Bassett spd in 4he memo. "

Commissioner Clay Bethea
called for a motion to appoint
Hunt and Olsen.-
Comrxpissioner Pat Patterson,
moments. later, made a motion
to appoint Demps.
Commission Chairman Daryll
Gunter said since they had a
motion on the floor, that had to
be handled first.
Commissioner Jack Brown
then seconded Bethea's motion.
"What kind of minority
representation do we have on
that board?" Brown asked.
"If you define minorities as
the federal government does, we
have three out of seven," said
Breer. "Those. three would be
"If you define it how I define
it, you have none," Patterson
said. "And that would mean
you don't have a black
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A-2 The Taco Times January 11,2006

Madison players given

police escort to city line

Progress Energy recently presented a check for $2,000 to the Taylor Education Foundation
(TEF) and Taylor County High School. The money will be used to purchase graphing calculators
for TCHS algebra students. Shown above, from left, are TCHS Principal Michael Thompson,
Progress Energy Community Relations Manager Larry Watson, TEF Executive Director Clyde
Cruce, TCHS math teacher Donna Tuttle and Superintendent of Schools Oscar Howard Jr.

Continued from page 1
order was not restored," he added.
It was at this point that Walker,
who was the ranking officer at the
scene, ordered the other officers to
disperse their pepper spray into the
air, forming a cloud over the
crowd, in an attempt to disperse
TCHS Principal Michael
Thompson said the action worked.
"The crowd quickly separated
and went outside," he said.
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Emergency Medical Services was
called to the scene, where they
treated several people for pepper
spray after care.
DMH EMS records show that
one person was transported to the
hospital, with several more
driving themselves to the medical
No major injuries were reported.
The Madison squad was kept in
the back of the gym until the
crowd left, after which they were
escorted to their buses and then to
the city limits, encountering no
further incidents.
Thompson said the gym was
packed for the game, with ticket
sales totaling over 400. This
number does not include both
teams, coaching staffs and
accompanying entourage, he said.

Hydrants approved for beaches

Taylor County commissioners took another step Monday night to- had to leave to attend another meeting. The measure passed 4-0.
improve fire protection in the beach area by approving funds to install The new hydrants will be located at the intersections.of Beach Road and
four new fire hydrants. Dekle Beach Road, Beach Road and Ezell Beach Road, County Road 361
According to county staff, Taylor Coast Water and Sewer District agreed and Cedar Island Road, as well as at the end of Dark Island Road.
to install the hydrants if the county purchased them. The total cost of
materials and labor for the four hydrants is $10,500. The new hydrants will primarily be used as fill hydrants, but in some
Commissioner Jack Brown made a motion to use funds from reserves to cases they may have the ability to handle water flows for pumpers,
purchase the hydrants. Commissioner Malcolm Page seconded, but then, depending on nozzle volume, staff said.

Aibeieris to Coastal Water & Sewer District

Walbv named to DMH board

"The Madison coaches are
standing fast, saying that the foul
was not intentional," he added.
"But our staff and fans feel
"This was a very unfortunate
incident," said Thompson, "and
we're very sorry that it happened.
We've learned from this and are
going to go forward and looking
for a great year of athletics.
"We apologize for any part that
TCHS played in this, but we want
family, friends and fans of our
teams to know that you can come
out to our games and not feel that
you are in jeopardy," Thompson
Head Coach John Davies said no
disciplinary action had been taken
against any member of the state-
ranked number eight Bulldogs,
because "they did absolutely
nothing wrong.
"The buzzer sounded with the

Bulldogs on top 62-50, and my
players immediately began going
to the back to gather their things,
when the whole incident with the
fans started," he added. "I realize
that tempers flare, but I credit the
law enforcement in the gym for
taking care of what could have
been a very bad situation, as
quickly as they did.
"They were strategically placed
and did their job professionally and
very timely. The whole thing was
over very quickly," he added. "I'm
very proud of our players. They
did an outstanding job, earning the
win and it shows in their state
"This week, we have over twice
the votes we had last week,"
Davies. "That shows that people
are really taking notice of this
team--and they should. Our guys
have really worked hard."

Alford acknowledges

bank fraud 'mistakes'

Continued from page 1
fraud and chronicles the events
surrounding the crime.
"In December 2001, the Federal
Bureau of Investigation informed
me that I was being investigated
for possible bank fraud violations.
After seeking advice of my legal
counsel it was clear that I had
indeed violated certain Bank Fraud.
statutes," the statement said.
"Accordingly, in January, of
2002, I agreed to plead guilty for
the offenses relating.to certain land
flipping activities associated with.
these four loans," it said.
Alford said in 2001, he filed'
bankruptcy and negotiated with
Florida National Bank to return
the property he'd bought in lieu of
"In the end, the banKl resold the
four properties suffering a total 'net

loss, according to the FBI, of
approximately $107,765," he said
in the release,
"On September 27, 2005, at the
outset of my recent trial on the
unrelated land swap deal, the
United States Department of
Justice informed me of its intent
to file the bank fraud charges
against me," the release said. "I
agreed to acknowledge my
mistakes. I am relieved that this
long ordeal has finally come to an
Fleet, a former prosecutor who
worked as Alford's attorney during
the land swap deal, will be
sentenced on 13 counts of wire
fraud, seven counts of money
laundering, one count of
conspiracy to commit money
laundering and one count of
making a false statement to- a
federal agent.

Continued from page 1
"That's true, we do not," Breer

Festival board

will meet today
The Florida Forest Festival
Board of Directors will meet today
(Wednesday) at the Perry/Taylor
County Chamber of Commerce,
starting at 3:30 p.m.
All members are encouraged to
attend as this meeting will kick-
off planning for the '51st annual

Salute to Dr.

King planned
The annual Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. commemorative
celebration will be held 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 Tallahassee.
The Perry Youth Mass Choir,,
directed by Dr. Phillip Combs,
will also perform.


Arbor Day!
The City of Perry Tree Board
will host its annual Arbor Day
ceremony Friday, Jan. 20, at 11
The tree-planting ceremony will
be held at Heritage Park. The
public is welcome.

Circuit court

judge sworn-in
Investiture ceremonies for newly
appointed Third Judicial Circuit
Court Judge Leandra G. Johnson
will be held Friday, Jan. 20, at. 4
The public is invited to attend
the service, which will be held at
the Columbia County Courthouse
' in Lake City.

Several minutes later, Brown
then withdrew his second.
,Patterson made a new motion to
appoint Demps, who is African-
American, and Olsen. Brown
After some discussion, Gunter
asked Patterson to consider
changing her motion to nominate
Hunt, a private individual, rather
than Olsen, who "has been a great
long-standing member, but he will
continue in his official capacity as
(Taylor Technical Institute
Patterson agreed to change her
motion to appoint Demps and
Hunt and it passed 4-0.
Commissioner Malcolm Page
had to leave the meeting earlier to
attend.a different meeting.
The next item on the agenda
was to fill a position on the
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer
-District,' left vacant last month
when longtime member Floyd
Ford resigned.
Commissioners were presented


with three names, Lynda
Aibejeris, Bill Callahan -and
Tommy Mauldin, who had been
nominated at the district's Dec. 21
meeting. The names were listed in
order of priority. Bethea made a
motion, to appoint Aibejeris;
Brown seconded. The motion-
passed 4-0..
One more open position to be
filled was on the DMH Board of
Directors, left open by Lillie
Green, who resigned last month.
Again; a list of three names was
presented to the commission, this
time in a letter from Chairman
Wayne Jones. Those names were
Michael Walby,, OD, Miles
Nelson, MD, and 'Johnny

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Patterson made a motion to
appoint Nelson; Brown seconded.
Gunter questioned appointing a
doctor who works with the
The subsequent vote split, with
Patterson and Brown voting for,
and Gunter and Bethea against;
therefore the measure failed.
Bethea then made a motion to
appoint Walby. Brown again
Again Gunter questioned
appointing a doctor, but Bethea
said since he.was an eye doctor, it
was not the same situation.
The measure passed 4-0.

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A-3 The Taco Times January 11,2006

Automated Weather Network aids local growers

When freezes threaten crops,
Taylor County growers can rely
on the Florida Automated Weather
Network for accurate weather data
to protect their crops, according to
County Extension Agent Clay
In addition to delivering weather
data 24 hours daily, the University
of Florida network helps farmers
improve their irrigation efficiency
and provides reliable climate
predictions months in advance.
"Weather is still the most
important input in agriculture, and
the Florida Automated Weather
Network also known as FAWN
- keeps a close watch on changing
weather conditions around the state
with 33 high-tech stations linked
to our computers in Gainesville,"
said Olson.
"The statewide network, which
provides weather data via the
Internet and a toll-free phone
service, is important because
regular weather forecasts for cities
may be misleading to farmers
located in cooler rural areas," he
said. "Heat trapped in concrete and
asphalt can make cities 10 degrees
warmer than farms in rural areas.
When cold weather moves through
the state, the difference can be

devastating to citrus, vegetables
and other cold-sensitive crops."
He said the weather network
saves growers more than $38
million annually.
Started by UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences in
1998 after the National Weather
Service discontinued special
forecasts for agriculture, the
network is now a widely used
management tool for thousands of
growers around the state, Olson
added. .
Each solar-powered station in
the FAWN network collects
weather data and transmits it to a
computer in Gainesville every 15
minutes. The stations measure air
temperatures at two, six and 30
feet, above ground, soil
temperature, wind speed and
direction, rainfall, relative
humidity, barometric pressure, leaf
wetness and solar radiation. Real-
time- weather data from the
network is available at (352) 846-
3100 or (866) 754-5732 and at the
FAWN Web site:
Olson said growers are looking
at FAWN as a source of reliable
information not only for cold
protection, but also for weather-'

driven computer models in pest
control, irrigation scheduling,
fertilizer rates and other
management programs.
"It's all part of the growing
trend toward precision agriculture,"
he said.
The planned integration of
FAWN with the AgClimate
climate forecasting system during
the next two years will provide
producers with more management
tools, said Jim Jones,
distinguished professor in UF's
agricultural and biological
engineering department.
An expert in computer modeling
climate effects on cropping
systems, Jones said AgClimate is
operated by the Southeast Climate
'Consortium, which includes UF,
Florida State University,
University of Miami, University
of Georgia, Auburn University and

University of Alabama in
Huntsville. Information available
on AgClimate includes climate
forecasts combined with risk
management tools and information
for selected crops, forestry, pasture
and livestock. For more
information, visit the AgClimate
We b site :
Current FAWN monitoring
stations include .Alachua in
Alachua County, Apopka in
Orange County, Arcadia in
DeSoto County, Avalon in
Orange County, Balm in
Hillsborough County, 'Belle Glade
in Palm Beach County, Bronson
in Levy County, Brooksville in
Hernando County, Carrabelle in
Franklin County, Citra in Marion
County, Dover in Hillsborough
County, Fort Lauderdale *in
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Polk County, Hastings in St.
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Dade County, Immokalee in
Collier County, Jay in Santa Rosa
County, Lake Alfred in Polk
County, Kenansville in Osceola
County, Marianna in Jackson
County, MacClenny in Baker

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County, Monticello in Jefferson
County, Oklawaha in Marion
County, Okahumpka in Lake
County, Ona in Hardee County,
Palmdale in Glades County,
Pierson in Volusia County,
Putnam Hall in Putnam County,
Sebring in-Highlands County,
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Boyd here Thursday'

Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) will meet with
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer
District board members and tour
the Taylor Beaches to see the
progress being made with the .,
sewer project at 2:30 p.m.,
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2006. These funds will assist'
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Taylor County. Phase two '
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In Greek Orthodox ceremony

Karakitsios, Stamatelos say vows

Thalia Karakitsios and Tom Stamatelos were recently married at St.
Eleftherios Greek Orthodox Church in New York City, N.Y.
The bride is the daughter of Costas and Evelyn Karakitsios of Satellite
Beach, formerly of Perry.
The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fathers Alex Karloutsos and
Nicholas Soteropoulos.
In the Greek Orthodox tradition, there is no exchange of verbal vows
between the couple, as the church maintains it is Christ who unites
couples. This unity is' expressed in the marriage ceremony through
ancient rituals, each of which is performed three times to honor the
presence of the Holy Trinity. The wedding consists of two distinct
ceremonies...the Betrothal Service followed by the actual Wedding
Ceremony. In the Betrothal Service, the priests bless the rings while the
wedding sponsor exchanges them three times on the fingers of the bride
. and groom.
The Wedding Ceremony begins with the joining of hands followed by
the exchange.of crowns which is a sign of the glory and honor with which
God crowns the couple during the sacrament. The bride and groom then
drink from the Common Cup in remembrance of the miracle at Cana.
They then proceed around the altar three times symbolizing the "Dance of
, Isaiah." Finally the priest lifts the crowns, blesses the couple and joins
their hands, telling them that only God may break the marriage between
The bride wore a gown created by New York fashion designer Monique
Lhuillier. Her bouquet featured fresh flowers in shades of white, ivory and
cream. Other floral designs, in these same colors, adorned the church for
the wedding.
Ephi Karakitsios served as her sister's maid of honor. Other honor
guests. included friends and godchildren of the bride and groom.
The wedding was followed'by a reception and seated dinner for 180
friends and family at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers overlooking: the
Hudson River in midtown Manhattan. The banquet room was surrounded
on three sides by floor-to-ceiling windows giving a picturesque view of
the river and, in the distance, the Statue of Liberty.

The Gus Vali band performed at the reception, playing both Greek
traditional and modem music, as well as American classics.
The couple honeymooned in Italy, visiting Rome, Venice and Positano.

Perry Garden Club

plans exotic meeting
The Perry Garden Club meeting will have an exotic flair on Wednesday,
Jan. 18, When members welcome guest speakers Brandy Cowley-Gilbert
and Sally Levings of Just Fruits arid Exotics Nursery.
The nursery was founded in Medart more than 25 years ago by Brandy
Cowley and her father, Jonathan. Although they initially specialized in
fruits (and a few nuts), the nursery has expanded in the last 10 years to
include a wide selection of exotic ornamentals, fruits, annual and perennial
flowers, as well as shrubs and trees.
The nursery is now owned and operated by Brandy and husband, Ted
The topic of' the January meeting will be "'Exotic Plants for North
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On traffic stop

Cocaine arrest made

was driving from "a known crack
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Boyd tours beaches

Continued from page 3
Island and Fish Creek. Already
completed, phase one of the
wastewater project included Keaton
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Following the tour,
Congressman Boyd will also meet
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New Taylor Coastal Water and
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A-6 The Taco Times January 11, 2006

Lady Bulldogs end

district run at 6-0

The TCHS girls soccer team
finished off this year's district play
against Florida High last Thursday.
night. The Lady Dogs needed a
victory to complete an
unblemished run through district
play in the regular season,
finishing with a 6-0 district record.
"It was a hard fought game
because the Florida High girls
really wanted the victory to give
them a share of the regular' season
district title, but our girls wouldn't
let it happen," said Coach Kerry
Puhl. "Although we didn't play at
the level we've shown we're
capable of, we played good enough
to win."
With the victory, the Lady Dogs
go to 11-5 on the season.
The Bulldogs scored the only
goal of the game in the middle of
the first half to secure the victory.
Kacy Parks fed a pass to an
awaiting Krystle Towles, who was
standing 25 yards out from the
goal and Towles shot over the
goalie's outstretched arms for the
"We certainly had our chances
for additional scores, but we just
couldn't find the back of the net,"
said Puhl. "I'm very proud of what
our girls accomplished in district
play this year. This is the first
time we've won. the regular season
district -crown, and to go
undefeated says a lot about our
"The victory gives us the

number one seed in the district
tournament next week where we'll
face Madison in the first round. A
win against Madison will put the
Lady Bulldogs in the
championship game where we'll
probably see Florida High again.
"That will be a big game
because the winner will get to stay
at home for the first round in the
state playoffs," Puhl added. "The
loser will have to travel, probably
to Pensacola, for a first round
The Bulldogs finish off their
regular season this week against
non-district heavyweights Lincoln
and Suwannee.
"Both of these games should be
really great ones," said Assistaint
Coach Doug Cantrell. "We've
never beaten Lincoln and I think
the girls have a very good chance
to win one against them this year.
"Lincoln is loaded with, club
players who play year round, but
we like our chances. After that, we
see Suwannee for the last game of
the regular season. We lost. to
them a few weeks ago and that
was a game we all thought we
should have won," Cantrell said.
"So, it's going to be fun to have
another shot at them, especially at'
home. If local fans have not seen
the girls play this. year, it would
be a good chance for them to come
out and show their support for the
girls and see some good soccer,"
he added.,

TCMS soccer

Monday win gives girls

unbeaten home record

Date Opponent Site Time
Nov. 1 Maclay. Away L 1-0
Nov. 10 Madison Away W 7-0
Nov. 16 Godby Away W 7-1
Nov. 22 Fl. High Away W 3-1
Nov. 30 Ft. White Away W 4-0
Dec. 1 Hamilton Home W 8-0
Dec. 2 Godby Home W 8-0
Dec. 7 Madison Home 6:00
Dec. 9 Wakulla Away 5:00
Dec. 10 PC Arnold Away 5:00 cst
Dec. 12 Suwannee Away 7:00
Dec. 15 Maclay Home 7:00
Dec. 16 Hamilton Away 7:00
Jan. 3 Ft. White Home 7:00
Jan. 5 Fl. High Home 7:00
Jan. 6 Santa Fe Away 6:00
Jan. 12 Lincoln Home 7:00
Jan. 13 Suwannee Home 7:00
Jan. 17 District Playoffs Fl. High 5 or 7
Jan. 19 District Playoffs Fl. High 7:00
Jan. 26 1st Round State If win...home, if not...travel
Jan. 31 2nd Round State Top 16

Feb. 3

3rd Round State

Top 8

Feb. 9 State Semi's Top 4

Feb. 10

State Finals.

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'Dogs top Madison;

now 3-1 in district

The Taylor County High boys
basketball team continued its
winning ways Friday and moved
into sole possession of first place
in District 3-3A with a wire-to-
wire 62-50 victory over rival
The win improved the Bulldogs'
record to 12-4 (3-1 in district) on
the year with two district games
remaining prior to the district
tournament in Madison beginning
Feb. 8.
The Bulldogs used their
diamond full-court press to take a
commanding halftime lead before
opening a 23-point advantage in
the third quarter.
Subbing freely and staying
fresh, the 'Dogs never took the
pressure off and were in command
the entire night.
Coach John Davies emptied the
bench in the second half with
every player on' the roster seeing
significant playing time.
,"'Team' and 'heart' are the words
our team lives by and you saw that

tonight. When this group
functions as a unit -- a full roster
unit -- we can accomplish some
pretty big things," the coach said.
Davis said he. challenged his.
seniors to step up their leadership
roles for the game and they
responded well.
TJ Powell poured in 30 points
in just over three quarters of play,
Genario McNealy's hustle made
the Bulldogs' press work and Rick
Williams went full-bore for the
entire game, the coach said.
"Miguel Parga has become an
excellent passer and rebounder
and Jabarce Williams (12 points)
continues to get things done
offensively. Add to that Tra
Delvan Whetsel coming up big as
the inside stopper and you're
going to get a win more times than
not," the coach said.
The 'Dogs had a rare Tuesday
off this week but travel to Florida
High on Friday for another key
district matchup.

Class 3A Boys Basketball Rankings

1. Melbourne Florida Air Academy (11-0) (11) 110
2. Gainesville P.K. Yonge (12-3) 93
3. St. Petersburg Catholic (10-2) 82
4. Jacksonville Ribault (11-3) 78
5. Hollywood Chaminade Madonna (8-4) 62
6. Boca Raton St. Andrew's (12-1) 53
7. Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest (14-1) 46
8. Perry Taylor County (12-4)33
9. Marianna (13-3) 17
10. West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman (12-2) 11
Also receiving votes: Fort Myers Bishop Verot (9-5) 9, Miami
LaSalle (14-2) 7, Miami Gulliver Prep (12-3) 3, Williston (12-

The TCMS girls' soccer ..team.....
won the last two ).'m'e g.m ie. off
the season to finish with a 7-0-1
home record.
Last Friday night the girls took
on the River Springs Bears from
Wakulla and shut them out 3-0.
Seventh grader Courtney Brown
began the, scoring for the Dawgs
by drilling, one in the. back of the
net in the first half for a 1-0
halftime lead.
After the half,. the Da" gs came
out and scored an early, second half
goal, by Savannah Cantrell on, an
assist from Gloria Taylor. A few
minutes later the girls lost eighth
grade starting forward Hayden
Barton to a broken collar bone
A toul was called on the play and,
Gloria Taylor made a shot from
about 25 yards out on the free kick
for the final 3-0 margin.
"Of course I hate to see any girl
get hurt, but when it happens to
someone like Hayden who has
been on the team for' three years
iand who loves the game iand the
team as much as she does, it hurts
a little' more," said Coach Dale
Brewer. "She has come so far in
soccer from .'. h;c re he started and
sle is really fun to coach and for
this. to happen at the end, of her
eighth grade season with just a
couple of games left doesn't seem
fair. She' will heal in a fe\% weeks
aid then be able to play traveling
soccer and be right back in the
mix of things," he added.
Monday 'evening, TCMS played
tile Ft. 'White Indians in the

Dawgs' last, hoxne,,gam.e..f,.the
season. The girls scored early and
often in what Brewer called "one
of their most complete games of
the season." Starting off the
scoring was eighth grader Jordan
Williams off a Cantrell assist.
Just' a couple of minutes, later,
Cantrell scored off a Courteney
Mincy assist and then just a few
minutes later Caritrell returned the
favor, assisting Mincy on a goal.
The pressure stayed on 'as Cantrell
scored her second goal of the game
unassisted. The. final goal of the
first half was scored by Mincy on
-a Courtney Brown assist for a 5-0
halftime lead.
"That may have been the most
complete half of soccer ihese girls
have played. They were almost.
perfect in every aspect of the

game," Brewer said. The second
half saw "more of the same" as
Williams came out and scored her
second goal. of the game off a
Gloria Taylor assist just a minute
into the half. Seventh grader Shiae
Horner then decided to get in on
the scoring on an unassisted goal
,to make the score 7-0. The
starters then returned to the game
and ended the game with the mercy
ruling by making the score 8-0 on
a Courtney Brown goal.
"I had promised 'the eighth
graders that they could end the
game early this time since it was
their last home game. Usually I
don't do that to teams but this
group was deserving."

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A-7 TacO Times January 11, 2006

SHARE program will end if volunteer

drivers don't step forward by Jan. 20

"We are without drivers and need commitments from men willing to
assist or the program will end here."
That grim news comes from Diane Rigoni who has been coordinating the
SHARE program for this community through the outreach of First United
Methodist Church.
"SHARE benefits a lot of people--not just the underprivileged," Rigoni
explained, noting that an average of 60 families participate in the monthly
food distribution. "It is not a giveaway program," she reminds, noting, "the
only requisite is two hours of volunteer service per month to participate."
The program works to foster the spirit of volunteerism, and Rigoni


Wilburn T. Knowles
Wilburn T. Knowles, 87, died
Jan. 4, 2006, in Perry.
A native of Shady Grove, he had
lived in Taylor County all of his
life. He was a member of Pleasant
Grove Baptist Church where he
served for 61 years. A Pearl Harbor
survivor, he was a U.S. Army
veteran serving during World War
He was preceded in death by his
wife of 36 years, Josephine
Sheffield Knowles; an infant
son; three brothers, Rudolph
Knowles, Luther Knowles and
Hulen Knowles; and a sister, Adele
Survivors include: three sons,
Wilburn Gary Knowles Sr.,
Charlton Lane Knowles and Elby
Neil Knowles, all of Perry; a
brother, Horace Knowles of Eridu;
three sisters, Cora Lee Andrews of
Eridu, Oween Cruce and Geraldine
Perryman, both of Perry; six
grandchildren; four great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
a nephews.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. at
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in
Eridu with interment following(at
the church cemetery.

Family members received
friends Friday at Joe P. Burns
Funeral Home, which was in
charge of arrangements.

Americus Lorilla
Dixon Grantham
Americus Lorilla Dixon
Grantham, 91, died Jan. 6, 2006, in,
A native and lifelong resident of
Perry and Taylor County, she was a
homemaker and a member of
Antioch Revival Center.
Survivors include: three sons,
Clyde Grantham, James "J. L."
Grantham and Billy Grantham, all
of Perry; one daughter, Faye Ward
of Perry; 18 grandchildren; 34
great grandchildren; 11 great, great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
and nephews.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, John B. "Sonny"
Grantham, and a son, Larry Dixon
Graveside services were held
Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. at
Carlton Cemetery in Perry.
Family members received
friends Monday at Joe P. Burns
Funeral Home, which was in
charge of arrangements.

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Music celebration set
Gospel Explosion planned Saturday
A "Gospel Explosion" is planned at the Church of God of Prophecy on
Saturday, Jan. 14, beginning at 7 p.m. Choirs, praise dancers, musicians
and soloists will be featured as the church "starts the new year off right
with celebrations and thanksgivings to God."
Interested in participating? Please contact Terry Knight at (850) 253-
8072, Dorothy Knowles at 584-2655 or Debbie White at (850) 253-8098.

R.C.I.A. classes at Catholic Church
The Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, 2750 S. Byron
Butler Parkway, is holding Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)
classes for anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.
These classes will be held on Sunday mornings at 9:00. in the church
rectory. Please call .the rectory office, 584-3169, to register or for more

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Want to be a cop? Rotarians told how

The guest speaker for the Jan. 3
meeting of the Perry Rotary Club
was Perry. Police Department
(PPD) Patrol Officer Lin Gray.
A native of Taylor County,
Gray has been with the PPD for
10 years.
He began his presentation by
describing the command structure
at the department.
PPD currently has 21 police
officers. At the top is the police
chief. Under him is the operational
commander, who is lieutenant
over the patrol division. Three
sergeants serve on' rotating eight-
hour shifts.
Then there are two investigators
who concentrate on major property
and personal crimes including
felonies. PPD also has an officer
with the drug task force, as well as
two officers with the school
According to Gray, the
department is currently five short
of being fully staffed.
"We haven't been fully staffed
since I've been here," he said. "I'm
not sure why. It's just hard to get
qualified officers."
Gray then described the stringent
hiring process the department has,
of which he is a part.
Applicants' criminal history,
driving 'history and financial
history are all examined, as well
as extensive references checked.
If someone passes this step,
they must then submit to a
polygraph test, followed by a
psychological examination.
Describing the process, Gray
said, "I personally don't want just
anyone on the road.'"
Applicants must be f9 years old
and have a high school diploma or
GED equivalent. While the state
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P ly 1uildiog l2499 Woods Creek

*J..Jir Patrol (CAP):"1.ndla 4th
Mo iii m., main hanger at airport .
'. anis Club: Wednesdays,.. noon;
Jdyees. Main Street Cafe'
.;Mantre'et Perry: 1st Monday of each
m~,~oterryTaylor County Chamber of
C r ,tiete at noon.
4AACP: 2nd Sun. 6 p m., New
Brooklyn Missionary Baptisl Church,
,tflmist Club: Thurs., noon. at
Jis Main Street Cafe
,Ptry Garden Club: 3rd Wed., 10 a m.
.Piey Elks Lodge: 2nd, 3fd &
4th ues, 8 p.m..
Perry -Lodge 123', F&AM: first arid
third MoQday nights, 7;30 p.m
Perry Lodge #787: 1st, 3rd Wed,
7 p.m;, lasqnic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 1.23: meets first
and tltrd. Monday nights, 7 30 p m
'er ry Shrine Club:' 4th Thurs,
7 p:m..(club house on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman'sClub: 2nd Wed, noon.
(Sept. May; subject to change)
.Rptary Club: Tues,, noon at Joyce's
Main. Street Cafe ..
tainyl.County. Leadership CounplI
2n p h Friday 7p. ,JerKlris.. .'.
'xIlk: fist Mort,' 7.30- pm. Call'
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had a temporary employment plan
where those currently in a police
academy could apply for positions,
now PPD is looking for already
certified officers.

Gray said that when he joined
the force, PPD received 400 to
500 calls a month. That number
has since risen to 1,000 a month.
"I can't change the world," he

said. "But as an individual, I can I
make some change. If all of us can
make individual changes we can
make a big difference in the


Glenn Miller Orchestra to perform

Rotarian Grady Moore introduces Ptl. Lin Gray at a recent meeting.

From Steinhatchee

Honor students listed

Steinhatchee School has
announced a listing of honor
students for the 2nd nine-week
period. They are as follows:
Kindergarten "A" honor roll
Sailor Bailey, Sarah Buzbee,
Jennifer Martinez, Destiny Neal,
Chuckie Roberts, Loredana Stein,
Dylan Webb and Douglas
"A/B" honor roll
Sandy Lundy and Kennan Wood.
First grade "A" honor- roll
Chaeli Norwood, Crystal

Smith, Valarie Brown and Angel
"A/B" honor roll
Robert Spring.
2nd Grade "A" honor roll
Savannah Catalano, Holly
Hamilton, Jami Hoffman, Kaley
.Johns, Reece Kruggel and Riley
A/B Honor Roll
Brianna Bedford, Blake
Boyington, Mack Turner, Holden
-* Please see page 6

call 584-8815-
'.GOV rN."'" Taylor Coastal Communities
Airport Advisory Commission: 4th Association: each 2nd Tuesday of
.Monday t2qn, .Pe.FolyAlrpqrt....... month,~ 7 p-&m..at.the ding
Chamber of Commerce: third Tnurs, Teacnfoa~ .
8 a m chamber board room. Taylor u Democrati arty:
City Council: 2nd and 4ih Tues. at every Thursday at the Chamber of
6 30 p m Commerce Call 584-9656 or.584-3617 or
County Commission: f.rst Mon. and e-mail laylor democrat@gtcom nel.
third Tues at 6 p.m courinouse annex Taylor Adult Program (TAP):
Juvenile Justice Council: 'third Thursdays, 10 a m., 502 N Center Street
Thurs 9 am., at Juvenile Justice Office, 223-0393.
1719 S Jefferson Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
Planning Board: 1st Thurs., 6 p.m. 1st Monday, 7 p.m" Division of Forestry
Courthouse annex (old post office) office. 618 Plantation Road
Social Security: representatives, 2nd Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
JTues, 8-30 am to noon, courthouse Inc.: board meeting. 2nd Tues, 5.30 p m ,
irannex. Room 208. Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Construction License Taylor County Historical Society: 3rd
Board Meeting: 3rd FrI, 2 p.m Mon. 7 p.m Historical Society building
Courthouse annex Society's museum is open every
Taylor County Development Thursday, 1-5 p.m
Authority: 2nd Mon 5 p.m at Capital Taylor County Horseman's
...Cty Bank Association Horse Show: 2nd Sat, 10
Taylor County School Board: 1st and a m. Arena located on Bishop Blvd
3rd Tues, 7 p m. Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays, 10
Taylor County Soil & Water Board: a.m to noon, Taylor County Public Library.
j4th Mon 7pm Chaparral Steakhouse Taylor County Reef & Research
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: 3rd Team: 2nd Thurs, 7 p.m, Forest Capital
Wed at 18820 Beach Road, 5 p m. Hall,
Tourism Development Council: 2nd :
Wed 4 p m, at Chamber'of Commerce

S" i Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
S ... i held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Diabetes classes every Tuesday. (closed), 8 p m, at Heritage House on
2 p ri, Doctors' Memorial Hospital. Washington Street, across from public
FAMU Alumni Chapter: 2nd Monday, library; and another AA group who meets
7 p m, .Jerkins Community Center Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at
Florida Forest Festival Board of Serenity House, located at 1260 Hwy. 98
Directors: every, Wednesday, 3.30 p m West. across from the BP station at 8 p m
Chamber of Commercel Call 584-TREE AL-ANON: St James Episcopal
18723) Church (in library), Wednesdays, 12 to
Girl Scouts Service Unit: 1st p m,, 584.2146. Thursday at 6'30 for
Thursday. 6 30 p m., Scout Hut beginners meeting with regular meeting at
Historical Society: open Thursday 7 pm
afternoons, 1-5 p.m Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
Home Educators League of Perry 4th Tues, noon, 107 East Green Street.
(HELP): second Thurs., 1 30 p m., Forest Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon, 9
Capital Hall Call 584-8553 or 584-9207 a m., Taylor County School District
(Public) Horseback Ride ,Nights Administrative Office Complex
every 3rd Tuesday of the month from.4-9 Narcotics Anonymous: every
p m at the Taylor County Ag/Equestrian Wednesday, 8 p.m, at 1260-W .Hwy. 98,
Arena $5 tee and Current negative at Serenity House (dirt road across from
Coggins required For more information, BP Station) These are open.meetings to
call 584-5900 those interested in addiction Call 223-
Humane Society of. Taylor County: 0036. Also. Saturday, 1030 a.m, open
2nd Wednesday, 6 p.m Forest Capital meeting.
Hall SHARE distribution: 4th Sat., 10 a.m.
La Leche League International: 2nd The Way: Christ-centered recovery
Wed. 10 30 am., Taylor Colnty Public group. meets on Fridays at 7 p.m at
Library Serenity House on Hwy. 98 W., across
Miles of Smiles Clown Alley: ist from BP Station. Open to alcoholics,
Thursday 7 p m at 901 North Calhoun addicts, family members and friends
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and
third Fridays Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: 2nd AMVETS Post 20, Lades ilary
and 4th Sat 7 p.m. Trribal grounds, Lyman AMVETS Post 20, Lad Auxilary
Hendry Road and Sons of AMVETS: 3rd Tuesday of
each month, 7 p.m, at 2499 Woods Creek
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: Oak Road
Hill Village on Woods Creek Road 1st American Legion Post #96: 1st Tues.,
-Sal F. 7 p.me, American Legion Hall, Center
National Wild Turkey Federation Street.
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open American Legion, Stelnhatchee Post
monthly on first Thursday, Golden Corral, 291: fourth Tues 8 p.m.
Sp.m..Call 584-9185' Sons of Confederaje Veterans: fourth
Republican Party of.Taylor County: Tuesday at VFW Post on Center Street,
2nd Thursday of.every month at 315 N. 7pm For information, call 584-5346.
Quincy. Street, Pleaes e-mail. Tommie VFW Post #9225: 2ndTues 7 p.m
.. Stariala at tstanaland@yahoo.com or (American Legion building)
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For more than 60 years,
audiences around the world have
thrilled to the beautiful Moonlight
Serenade .played by the Glenn
Miller Orchestra. Now ,north
Floridians can enjoy for
themselves the distinctive sounds
of one of the most popular dance
bands in history. Billed as the
World Famous Glenn Miller
Orchestra, and deservedly so, the
band performs 7 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 12, at the Van H. Priest
Auditorium of North Florida
Community College in Madison.
Tickets are $11 for adults and $6
for children.
Launched in 1938 by the
legendary Glenn Miller, the dance
band was one of the most
successful of, its kind during the
Swing Era of the 1930s and 40s.
Known for its very distinctive
"sound" created by clarinet and
tenor sax interplay with
trombones and trumpets adding
background oo-ahs, the band
had more hits in one year that any
other group in recording history.
"Chattanooga Choo-Choo" earned
the first Gold Record ever awarded

to a performing artist.
During World War II Miller
organized and led the Glenn Miller
Army Air Force Band. He was on

a flight that disappeared over the
English Channel December 1944.
Due to popular demand, the Miller
Estate authorized the formation of
the present Glenn Miller Orchestra
in 1956. The 19-member band
continues to play many of the
original Miller arrangements and
most of the band's shows are sell-
outs. The orchestra has performed
in all 50 United States, Europe,
Australia, Japan, South and
Central America and annually
travels over a hundred thousand
miles performing for more than
half a million people.

Today, the group is led by Larry
O'Brien, a trombonist, who has
been associated with big bands
most of his career.

The program includes dozens of
familiar selections from the Glenn
Miller Orchestra library including
"Little Brown Jug," "Tuxedo
Junction," "Pennsylvania 6-5000,"
"Tangerine," "Sunrise Serenade,"
and, "Bugle Call Rag.
"Moonlight Serenade," one of
the orchestra's most requested and
played songs which was composed
by Miller, himself, is the band's
official theme song.
Tickets are available by calling
(850) 973-1653 or email

Confused about Medicare changes?

NFCC slates informational seminar

Confused about the changes to
NMedicare Part "D" or want to learn
more about it?'The, Community.
Education department at North'
Florida Community College is
offering a Medicare Part "D"
Information Seminar on Saturday,
lan. 21 from 10-11 a.m. in the
fine arts auditorium.

There is no cost for the seminar,
but space is limited. Those
interested in attending should
make a reservation by Jan. 13 by
contacting Suzie Godfrey, NFCC
community education coordinator,
at (850) 973-9453 or email to
GodfreyS@nfcc.edu or
A representative from the Social
Security office in Tallahassee will
lead the seminar which is designed
to help answer questions about the
new Medicaie prescription drug

The new Medicare prescription
drug, improvement and
modernization act of 2003 (P.L.
108-173), enacted Dec. 8, 2003,
requires the Social Security
Administration (SSA) to undertake

a number of additional Medicare-
related responsibilities.

.For more information or to
register for the free seminar at'
NFCC on Jan. .21, contact NFCC

,Communil\ Education 'it (850)
973-9453 or email

Employee of the Year
Perry native Tommy Sadler, general manger at Marble
Masters, was named the 2005 Edward Bayer Employee of the
Year for Warner Robbins, Ga., where he currently 'resides
with his family. Sadler was recognized for his "friendly
service with customers and great staff management." He is
the son of Carol Sadler of Perry and the late Rev. Wiley T.
"Buddy Sadler.

Off to Daytona
Jamie Fink, center, was the winner of the of the AMVETS raffle at a drawing held Jan. 4. Fink
won two tickets to the Daytona 500 scheduled for next month as well as $100. Pictured above
with Fink are AMVETS Commander Robert "Mo" Morrison (left) and AMVETS member Jaqk"



B-2 Taco Times January 11, 2006

TCHS seniors needed on campus, not on 221

An unprecedented number of
seniors from Taylor County High
School are spending a large portion of
their day driving up and down
Highway 221 North toward North
Florida Community College in
Madison for classes that were
previously provided during the school
day at our local high school.
That observation comes with many
predictable concerns.
First,' why aren't classes available

locally to students who have
completed the necessary state
requirements for high school
graduation and want to pursue a
college education? Why can't our
school offer more advance placement
classes, dual enrollment
opportunities and other courses
which would enhance a student's
The current emphasis seems to be
on graduating students from high

Letters to the Editor

Exchange program seeking representatives

Dear Editor:
ASSE International Student
Exchange Program is looking for
enthusiastic people in your
community who like working with
young people and learning about
different cultures to become area
q When you become an ASSE area
representative, you 'provide a
valuable 'opportunity to
outstanding high school exchange
students who want to experience
the American way of life for either
a school year or a semester. By
finding good homes for these
students with local families, you

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You will also be able to offer
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Area representatives receive
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Area hospitals

benefit from

local loggers
Dear Editor:
Thanks to Florida forestry
workers, the Children's Miracle
Network (CMN) received a total
of $101,160.81 in donations from
the Log A Load for Kids campaign
in 2005. One hundred percent of
Log A Load donations go directly
to CMN-affiliated hospitals.
Here's 'the breakdown of the
2005 total based on each Florida
children's hospital:
Sacred Heart in Pensacola-
Shands in Gainesville-
Wolfson at Shands in
Jacksonville- $12,860.66
Shands at Arnold Palmer in
Orlando- $66.20
All Children's Hospital in St.
Petersburg- $1,119.60.
Congratulations from' the
Florida Forestry Association for
"keeping on trucking" to benefit
the Children's Miracle Network.
Erin Glover, Editor
Pines & Needles (the official
publication of the Florida Forestry

school as quickly as possible. It is
particularly curious in that we've
made a statewide effort to incorporate
four-year-olds into the system, while
pushing 17- and 18-year-olds out.
Who needs preparation for the real
world more? A four-year-old, or a 17-
year-old? An argument could be
made for either, to be sure, but we
maintain that life skills are absolutely
essential for the upperclassmen at
high school.
Having seniors as role models on
the TCHS campus surely benefits
incoming freshmen, along with
sophmores and juniors. Certainly the
school could use more seniors on
campus all day in order to provide
leadership for academic as well as i
extra-curricular activities. Further,
we question how many 17-year-olds
have truly acquired the social
maturity to face the challenges of a
college or work setting. Many
teachers maintain that those
students who opt for early graduation
are often the least prepared socially
for advancement.
With all the emphasis on FCAT,
have we lost our emphasis on
equipping students for college-level
education? We are aware that many
choose to end their formal education
at high school, or are happily engaged
in careers which require more
technical than academic preparation.
But what about those who do want to
attempt another level of academic
excellence? Can they possibly
compete on a university level if they
are not adequately equipped--not just
with general math and English
courses, but with world literature,

physics, calculus, world civilization
and' other learning opportunities?
We also think of the safety of our
students as .we consider how many
are logging 80 miles a day in pursuit
of education. Surely parents find a
reasonably secure building in this
town preferable to a 40-mile stretch
of two-lane highway, twice- a day.
This mass exit from the high school
comes at a time in history when
gasoline prices have hit an all-time
high. How reasonable is this for
parents who are already paying taxes
to assure their children a good
education here?
We applaud the strides that have
been made at the high school with its
new administration. New teachers
have been added to the ranks; new
coaches are in place; a new band
director is on board. Surely, there is
plenty to accomplish and some of the
gaps have been bridged.
But parents and community leaders
are watching closely. We want Taylor
County .High School to offer a
curriculum that caters to students
who desire college education, as well
as to those who prefer alternative
vocational/business careers. We, of
course, want it now.
That's because we believe students-
in-transit for classes is a poor use of
our tax dollars, a drain on our
economy, and a slap in the face to
.those-who will compete for admission
at universities and later for top jobs
in the free market.
We are a rural school. We have
many challenges. But, historically,
we have done better. And, again, we
must do better.

Midweek Muddle

"Don't look," my mother said
were walking for exercise
neighborhood where I grew up.
I immediately looked and my
"Awwhhhhhhhh," I sighed
looking at a perfectly good Ch
tree which had been dragged
edge of a neighbor's yard.
"You always hated it wh
Christmas trees were put in the
she remembered, possibly thi
had outgrown that sentimental
But I have not. I still hate
Christmas trees experience non

peace and goodwill they
represent during the holiday
After all, these are beautiful eve
-manicured to perfection,
completed a three-year growing
It seems completely unfair to
on Dec. 1 for a tree, to treat
respect and reverence for 25 da
then kick it to the curb on the 2
Currently, I am clinging--e
slightly--to a semblance of
health but when it slips, you'll
driving an aquamarine 1950s
wagon through neighborhoods,
up Christmas trees that no on
anymore, pumpkins that smiled
31 and were immediately deemed
on Nov. 1, and plants which ar
die in department stores w
cardboard poster declaring "89
defines their value.
As a child, I think my attach
Christmas trees, valentines and
eggs- had to do with my
enjoyment of all 'holidays.
enjoyment still remains, b
reaction to this year's Christmi
also has to do with that h1alf-
mark I recently reached. I'm
quick to throw out a tree beca
shed a few needles. After all, mo
have "good bones" and an ev
smell that no candle can auth
replicate. They make a root
festive, and the lights cast a glove

Oh no,

O Christmas tree


1, as. we redeems the family from its
in the dysfunctional behavior.
Sunday, however, two days. after the
face was 12th day of Christmas, I had a long talk
with myself and decided to use my
sadly, afternoon of "peace and quiet" visiting
iristmas with our Christmas tree of 2005 for the
to the final time.
For my tree, it seems, is more of a
ien the scrapbook. I carefully wrapped this
e trash," year's new ornaments-- the one that
inking I says "2005" from the couple who will be
surge. married in Perry this month, the "Tiger
it when Eye" ornament from the family friend
.e of the who knows our college allegiance, and
proudly the bell from the fresh balsam fir
season. wreath that %was sent by a thoughtful co-
rgreens, worker.
having I handled the children's "first
season. Christmas" ornaments, the "Our First
pay $40 Year Together" ornament which will
it with reach its silver anniversary this year, as
ays, and well as hand-crafted creations from
!6th. years of scouts and church and school.
ever so There are needlepoint' ornaments from
mental older friends who are no longer with us,
see me and other reminders of families who
station have simply re-located: the Starnes, the
picking Centners, the Gebharts and the Beers.
ie loves I packed them all away--not because I
for Oct. don't love them, but because I will love
ed trash them all over again next December (God
e left to willing).
There a In the center of the room, the tree--
cents" though- bare--stood proudly, knowing
what was next. You've got to admire
ment to that about a tree. It never runs or
I Easter screams. It takes it-like a tree.
sheer The husband returned and faithfully
That removed this year's Christmas tree to
ut my the great outdoors where I think I heard
ias tree the tree gasp for breath. He didn't hurt
century it; it's just that central heat's bad on
not as trees, you know.
iuse it's Then a bird landed in our tree, just to
)st trees make me feel better, and I gave thanks.
,ergreen "Well done, you good and faithful
tetically tree," I said as I turned to go inside, and
m look I only hope the rest of us earn that kind
w which of commendation during this new year.


B-3 The Taco Times January 11,2006

Methodists kick off campaign Saturday

Saturday, Jan. 14, marks the
kickoff for the "40 Days of
Purpose" campaign at First United
Methodist Church in Perry. The
event gets underway at 6 p.m., and
a community-wide invitation is
Inspired by remarkable stories of
spiritual renewal and growth, an
estimated 13,000 churches from
60 denominations have
experienced the purpose-driven
phenomena inspired by a
California pastor's best-selling
The Rev. Matt Wallis, pastor of
First United Methodist Church,
encourages community
participation. "I am very excited
about the impact the '40 Days of
Purpose' campaign will have on
our, lives, our community and our
church. There are plenty of home
groups that will be meeting at

various times throughout the
week. It's not too late to sign
up," he said.
At the center of the campaign is
the fastest-selling, hard cover,
non-fiction book in history. The
Purpose-Driven Life has sold more
than 16 million copies since the
bo6k's release in 2002. Its author,
Rick Warren, is senior 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 2000.
During the "40 Days" at First
United Methodist Church, Wallis
said' the truths about God's five
purposes for people--worship,
fellowship, discipleship, ministry
and. ,evangelism--will be

communicated and underscored in
siN ways:
The all-church kick-off event
on Saturday (don't miss it!);
A weekly message by the
A personal or family daily
devotional reading;
A weekly scripture memory
verse that everyone learns;
A weekly small group or
Sunday School lesson;
A daily e-mail of
Saturday's kickoff begins in
Memorial Hall with a meal (no
reservations required), followed by
an inspirational message by Rick
Warren accompanied by music.
Books will be awarded to all
participating, with the opportunity
to sign up for small group study.
Childcare will be provided.

Tiffanee Padgett received a master's degree in nursing from
Florida State University during commencement ceremonies
held Dec. 17.



Tiffanee Padgett received a
master's degree in nursing from
Florida State University (FSU)
during commencement ceremonies,
held Dec. 17, 2005.
Padgett began her nursing career
in Taylor County on the medical
surgical floor of Doctors'
Memorial Hospital in 1990 as a
CNA, climbing the education
ladder from CNA to LPN to RN.
In 2003, Padgett earned a
bachelor's degree from FSU and
continued her education with
enrollment in the Family Nurse
Practitioner program.
For the past four years, she
worked full-time with Big Bend
Hospice and will continue to serve
Taylor County as an ARNP/FNP.
She and her husband, Glen, have
three children, Logan, Dusty and
Padgett is the daughter, and
daughter-in-law, of Louie and
Eleanor Grubbs, and Perry Padgett
and Shirley Hunter.

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S-4 The Taco Times January 11,2006

250 watts Tech Wood Stereo System. 5-
disc CD changer, 2 cassette, AM/FM
radio. 2-15" speakers with mids & highs.
Cherry wood finish and black carpet box.
$400. Call 223-2406 leave message.
.I will sell your items on EBay. Low fees.
Call Kyle at 850-584-4976

For Sale: Nextel 3 watt cell phone booster
with power cord. $150 firm 843-1234
1/1 ltfnRK
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)
Call Mark at South House! 850-584-6021

SET Factory sealed w/warranty. Can
deliver. 850-545-7112
w/in.lay, ball & claw feet, leaf, 2 arm
chairs, 4 side chairs, hutch/buffet. $4500
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-
. 9879
for competitive rates call Violet at(850)
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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Sw appedl Ret il .3400 Ill t. n ,i n,:.'j .. ill1
'- warrarry. 2'50 :i '.4.:',. 7
Bedroom- ALL NEW 7. PC set: All
dovetailed, all wood-still boxed. Retail
$4K. must sell $1500, can deliver. 850-'
-FOR SALE- Sofa bed-$100, dryer $50,
table w/leaf & chairs $50. Also, available;
coffee table and night stand for $20 each.
Call 584-5081 after 9:30 a.m.
1/6-1/11 '
6 PC. BEDROOM SET- 3rand r',s; sleigh
bed, dresser, mirror, and night stand. $575,
still boxed, can deliver. 850-222-9879 .
BED, a sleigh bed ri ,:diinj hr,:,db,,ar,
foot board & rails. NEW in box, only $275.
Call 850-222-7783
2,'rirnGCN '.
Fontana Dining Room Suite from Broyhill,
6 chairs (1 captain/5 sides/table/China
hutch/ buffet) Brand new! Reg. price
$2499.99 for all- Now on Special-$950 For
Alll!! Call Mark at South House 584-6021 ,
For Sale: Antique Secretary Ch.:r\' Fi,-,;
a steal at $250. Buy it "-,uaa ,i ,.uir,
House, Call Mark 584-6021.
For Sale:. 4 Love Seats (new) Regq.
$799.99.'Now $150 must move these out,
.-Call Mark at 584-6021.

FOR RENTt Efficiency garage-apartment
in Steinhatchee. One bloc.-' ri.i of
Fiddlers Restaurant. $250-a m:'ri.-ni plus
utilities. Security deposit required. Call
Pam at (352)498-7770 or (423)870-5072.
For Rent: small 'urrnis'id -i.-epirn. r,,.r,,
S and apartm-ri fl r renr A. h iilabile rJ 1 .
$90 per week, $15.i derpo.il ph.re
available. 838-1524.(pin #77)
10/26tfWB. '
For. Rent- 3 bed/2 tair, Beauliui r'c,
Some with fenced yard. anrid 'torae c er
^ schools. No pets. 800 rr,,r, r, plus
deposit. Call 904-745-6805 or 904-923-
12/30-1/10 :' /
SSouthern Villas of Perry!!
SNew Management!!
:.HUD Vouchers accepted. 1 and 2 bedroom
:- HC and non-HC ac':-ei.ibie parnrmern~t.
: Call 850-584-8111. TDI'-.T', 711 )15
SPuckett Rd. Perry, FL 32347 Equal
SHousing Opportunity. .
StfSV '
2 BR 2 B 28x44 MOBILE HOME
.:Set up in Everetts Mobile Home Park Rent
$480 per month $200 deposit water, sewer
&garbage included in rert Appiicalior, .',,
References required. :,ail Mc'nday. '
SWedne.oay 9AM-5 PM.
12/'28tin -
For Rent- 3 bedroom block house 1 bath

central heat/air. Near shopping Center in
town, Will accept small family. HUD
cerilidcate $S'60 morith and Iasi m.i:tri i-,
. ocupy Appoinrimeri, only, pe'is' 2op -
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Large 3 BR 2 bath home on 2 acres $500
month. 859-585-8145
Woodidde Apartments!!
Looking for applicants! Apply now for 1, 2
and 3 bedroom apartments. Equal Housing
Opportunity, Call 850-584-5668. 709 W.
Church St., Perry, FL 32347. TDD/TTY_

Help Wanted Badcock and More Set up
and delivery. Must be 21 yrs old License
Required Good Driving Record No phone
calls apply in person. 1003 S. Jefferson
Route Sales, Excellent income for person
willing to work long hours. 2 to 4 day work
week. 850-574-3900EOE.

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

For Rent- 3 bedroom block house 1 bath
central heat/air. Near shopping center in
town. Will accept small family HUD
certificate. $560 month and last month to
occupy. Appointment only. No pets! 223-

For Sale: 3 bed room, 1 bath house in
town, with in-ground pool & pool house.
Located on 3 lots, minutes from schools.
Call 584-8275 for apt. Asking $80K-
For Sale: 3 bed room, 1 bath house in
town, with in-ground pool & pool house.
Located on 3 lots, minutes from schools.
Call 584-8725 for apt. Asking $80K
Land for sale, 221 between Shiloh Church
Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre.lots with
paved roads:. Own-r finiai,,in,. a'.'ailable.
Please call (386) 65E 1346 r i," 584-
For Sale _- 30 acres -- Taylor County,
Surrounded by Foley Timber & Land,
planted pines, good hunting. $5,000 per
acre. The Forestry Company (850) 584-

Intake Coordinator needed for outpatient.
physical therapy office in Perry, FL. Good
customer service skills and ability 'to
multi-task. Send resume to P.O. Box
13269. Tallahassee, FL 32317-3269 or fax
to 850-219-1521.

Get A Job!!!
Its 2006 and time for you.to do what mom
and dad says, except this is going to be
fun! We are hiring 18-20 girls and guys to
Work and Travel all major cities and resort
areas! Earn $300-700. wk. No experience
needed. We train! Oh yeah, your
transportation & lodging is provided too!
Sounds pretty cool huh? That's because it
is! Free to -travel, and free to start now!
PICK UP THE PHONE, CALL 1-800-701-1442.
parents welcome @ interviews .

Certified Nursing Assistant Full time 2-10
PM position and 10 PM -6 AM, and part
time. Smaller skilled nursing facility where
you are able to get to know residents and
staff easier. Faculty has very good
attendance records, and conduct
themselves in. professional, caring
manner. Must have certification for 2006,
or proof of submittal for re-certification.
Contact Jennifer Richardson, Lafayette
Health Care Center, 512 W. Main St.,
Mayo, FL 386-294-3300
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A-Behavioral Health Care Center is
currently seeking:
ADULT CASE MANAGER #2156 &L#1187 "
SALARY: $10.75 PER HOUR OR $12.92
For more information and a complete
listing of-available positions:
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle NE,
Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
AN Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Drug-Free Workplace
Well neither is the rest of the Nursing staff
at the Taylor Correctional Institution.
When you join the Prison Health Services
team, you will quickly find that correctional
health care is a step above the rest. Join
us in on of these immediate openings:
FT nights, PRN days and nights, 12 hour
PT nights, PRN days and nights, 12 hour
We offer excellent rates and benefits.
Contact Norma Crum, DON at 850-838-
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Searcy at 850-838-4073. You may also
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Driver-Dedicated Regional
Avg. $818-$1018/wk
65% Preloaded/pretarped
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
CDL-A req'd 877-428-5627

The Florida Department of transportation
has a vacancy in Taylor County:
Position'Number: 55004461 Broad Band
Title: Highway Maintenance Workers in
Level 3 Working Title: Highway
Maintenance Supervisor II Closing Date
January 17, 2006 For more information
concerning job description and
requirements and to. apply on-line go to
or call 877-562-7287. EOE/AA, Drug Free


Staff RN
Dialysis experience preferred,
but will train.
We offer rqIany unique benefit,
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Drivers Calling 0/0
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We pay fuel sur-charge loaded & empty!!!
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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. .
Aucilla Christian Academy is currently
accepting applications for a bus driver
position. Must have (or be i ..,ih,-i ,:' ,l airi
a CDL class B with P and S
endorsements. Also, must be a positive,
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Small ads...bigdeals!!

Full time Office Administrator position Wanted Old Appliances!
available for busy development sales If your getting a new appliance because
office in Steinhatchee. Must be yours has bit the dust give me a callHI'll
professional, good communicator, posses come and pick up the old appliance to get
excellent computer and telephone skills it out of your way. Washers, dryers,
and be self motivated. $10 hourly. Mail freezers and stoves. Call 843-0356
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WANTED TO BUY: guns' Winchester,,
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[ Relief Advocates
Taylor County
Taylor County. Provide crisis intervention
and domestic/sexual violence counseling
to hotline callers and residents. Assist
residents and their children in a
community living environment. Crisis
intervention skills required. Part-time,
every other weekend and vacation
coverage may require "some overnights.
Requires Bachelor's degree in social work
or two years related experience.
AA/EOE Refuge House is committed to
respecting and valuing diversity. Please
send resume with cover letter stating
position being applied for to:
Refuge House, Inc.
P.O. Box.20910
Tallahassee, FL 32316
Fax 413-0395.
Experienced housekeeper needed.
Dependable with reliable transportation is,
a must. Please apply in person at
Steinhatchee'Landing Resort, 203 Ryland
Circle, Steinhatchee, FL 32359. 352-498-

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

For Sale-1974 Bronco- Runs great/ new
brakes/ needs some body work- Great,
Hunting vehicle Sale at $2800.00 Call
Mark 850-584-6021.

FOR SALE-1992 Silverado Z-71 extended'"
cab 134k miles $4,000.00
Call 584-3172

'88' Mazda B-2600 4-wheel drive $700
negotiable. 223-3118 or 843-3118.

12/9tfnSL S R I

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Sitting Model needed for art studio. Cal I Harrowing bush hog mowing, dirteleveling,
850-584-9356. rC wrk and8lelae wn services.
1/11-11/20 .. Call,584-6737, leave message.

Certified Medical Assistant, Part-Time.
Receptionist/CNA/MA, PRN,
Environmental Services:
Housekeeper, PRN
Emergency Department:
Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse,.
Emergency Medical Tech/Licensed
Practical Nurse, Full-Time

Paramedic, Full-Time, PRN
Emergency Medical Tech, PRN.
Flight Paramedic, PRN

Home Health:
Registered Nurse, Full-Time
Licensed Practical Nurse, Full:Time, PRN
Social Worker, PRN

Phlebotomist, PRN

Registered Nurse, Full-Time, PRN
Licensed Practical Nurse, Full-Time PRN
Certified Nursing Assistant, PRN

Surgical Services:
OR Tech, Full-Time
Drug Free Workplace Equal Opportunity Employer

Doctors' oalHs


Comic Books (collectibles-any year)
Scrap Gold & Gold Silver Dollars

Pocket Watches- Diamonds
Postcards *- Sports Memorabilia
Taylor County Historical Items
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys

:Cl, akSou *.0 ;g(85) 54-021 :sohee co. net

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
o.rgrinorng planning & completing county
engineering projects.
Library Tech P/T -20 hrs. week= includes
some evenings & weekends $7.29/hr.
Library circulation duties; and children's
programming' duties.
Roll Off Attendant Call in only= may
include weekend or evening work $6.49/hr.
Substitutes- at county solid waste
collection sites to insure proper
procedures are followed.
Kennel Tech- (temporary: approximately
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undersigned intends to sell the personal
property described below to enforce a
lien imposed on said property under The
Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes
(section 83.801-83.809).
The undersigned will sell at public sale by
competitive bidding on the 14th day of
,anuary, -2006, at 10:00 a.m., on the
premises where said property has been
stored and which are located at Lock &
Key Mini Storage, 1309 S. Jefferson Street,
Perry, Florida, County of Taylor, State of
Florida, the following:
Lashowndrae Montgomery, Unit F97,
household goods ,
Joni Markey; Unit D40, household goods
Billy Williamson, Unit B2, household goods
Victoria Williams, Unit 817, household
Purchases must be paid for at the time

of ouicnase in cash or cred-iT/deoi; cord
only' All purchased units sold as is where
are one ,'es mus' be removed and
unr c!eoned a- :he Time of sole Sale
subject: to cancellation in The event of
se"lernen be-twveen owner and
ool:go'ed par'y
Doa'ea nis 65n daa of January. 2006

Board of TrusTees of Hor-h Florida
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monthly meenng Tuesday, January 17,
2006 a* 5 30 o m in the NFCC Student
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Turner Davis Dr, Madison, FL. A copy of
-he agendo may be obtained by writing,
NFCC, Office of -he President, 325 NW
Turner Davis Dr Madison, FL 32340. For
disobiliy -relaTed accommodations,
con-ac" -he NFCC Office of College
Advancement, 650-973-1653. NFCC is an
equal access/equal opportunity

Case No. 05-765-CA
et al.
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated January 04, 2006 an'd entered in
Case No. 05-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for
TAYLOR County, Florida wherein
Plaintiff and SHEILA HOUSTON A/K/A
RIDGEWAY; are the Defendants, I Will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash
COURTHOUSE at 11.00 AM, on the 9th
day of February, 2006, the following
described property as set forth in said
Judgment: ,
A/K/A 1617 Woodward Street, Perry, FL

WiTness my hand and the seal of this
court on January 5, 2006
Annie M Murphy
Clerk of Court
By. Marti Lovale
Deputy Clerk

CASE NO. 2005-187-DR
IN RE* The marriage of:
Brandy Lynn Crews, Wife,
James Curtis Crews III, Husband.
TO: James Curtis Crews, III
7475 Luther Wilson Road
Greenville, Florida 32331
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on E. Bailey
Browning Ill, Attorney For Petitioner,
whose address is: E. Bailey Browning Ill;
Post Office Drawer 652; Madison, Florida,
32341 on or before February 13, 2006,
and file the original with the clerk of this
Court at: Taylor County Clerk of Court;
Post Office Box 620; Perry, Florida 32348
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition, Copies of all court documents
in this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review these
documents upon request. You must
keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your current address.
(You may file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Family Law Form 12,915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of documents and
information. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal or striking
of pleadings.
Dated: 01-05-06
Hon. Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By: Marti LaValle D.C.
Deputy Clerk


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For second nine-weeks

Honor roll

Continued from page 1
Revels, Kalyn Smith and Kaitlyn
Grade 3 "A/B" Honor Roll
Kelsey Baker, Michael Corbin,

, perfect attendance spotlighted

Rebekah Hall, Zachary Revels,
Kaitlyn Burrow and Cody
Grade 4 "A/B" honor roll
Cody Chesser, Nathan Duty,
Timothy Lashley, Katherine
Lincoln, Bryan Smith and Dedra

At the Booking Desk

Editor's note: It is the policy of this
newspaper to run the names of all
those arrested and booked at the
Taylor County Jail. All those listed
below have been charged with a
crime, but are considered innocent
until proven guilty.

Dec. 17:
-Willie Holmes, 59, South
Bryant Street, disorderly conduct,
Pti. Gray, PPD.
: Justin Russell, 19, Wambolt
Road, VOP (resisting arrest with
violence), hold for Jefferson
County, Sgt. Kellerman, TCSO.
Dec. 18:
Jeanine Williams, 34, North
Beverly Street, FTA for passing
worthless bank checks, Ptl. Kelly,
Vargas Santos Castanon, 38, P.
0. Box 492, Mayo, no valid
drivers license, Trp. Smyrnios,
"Randall White, 44, Rosemary
Street, Detroit, Mich., VOP for
burglary of a dwelling, VOCC for
fraudulent use of credit cards and
burglary of a structure,.. Sgt.
Kellerman, TCSO.
Dec. 19:
Randall Thomas Jr., VOP for
no valid drivers license, Dep.
Tucker, TCSO.
-- Joey D. Sadler, 38, West Leon
Street, VOP for DUI, Dep.
Bowden, TCSO.
Dec. 21:
-Tony Cook, 36, First Street,
FTA for domestic battery, Ptl.
Kelly, PPD.
-;Cedrick L. Gaddy, 27, Saxon
'Street, FTA ,for trespass of an
Occupied structure and criminal
mischief, Dep. McKenzie, TCSO.
S Robert Michael White, 28, no
address, VOP for DWLS, Dep.
.Woods, TCSO.
Dec. 22:
----Victoria D. Williams, 33,
Foalsom Street, VOP for
Ataampering with a witness, Dep.
-McKenzie, TCSO.

Nicholas M. Freeman, 27,
Homer J. Smith Road, possession
of less than 20 grams cannabis,
trespass after a warning, Sgt.
Cruse, PPD.
Julius E. Williams, 67, NE 2nd
Avenue, Steinhatchee, VOP for
lewd acts upon a child, Dep.
Davis, TCSO.
Ricardo Cook Jr., 19, JoAnn
Street, grand theft, forgery,
uttering a forgery, Ptl. Sunderland,
Christopher A. Reaves, 24,
Armstrong Street, trafficking
cocaine with intent to sell within
1,000 feet of a church, possession
of more than 20 grams cannabis
with intent to sell within 1,000
feet of a church,
Sgt. Cruse, PPD.
Kevin T. Jackson, 28, South
Warner Street, possession of
cocaine with intent to sell within
1,000 feet of a church, Sgt. Cruse,
Malcom C. Jay,- 26, P. 0. Box
724, possession of cocaine with
intent to sell, Dep. Davis, TCSO.
James Bolden, 20, Bryant
Street, sale of cocaine within
1,000 feet of a church, Ptl.
Sunderland, PPD.
Ivan J. Curtis, 21, South
Woodard Street, possession of
cocaine, Ptl. Franklin, PPD.
Melton E. McWatters, 50,
South Orange Street, purchase of
cannabis within 1,000 feet of a
church, Sgt. Cruse, PPD.
J. P. Austin, 29, Buffalo Place,
sale of cannabis within 1,000 feet
of a c0h, possession of cocaine,
Ptl. Franklin, PPD.
Dec. 24:
Bruce Jackson Kama, 46,
Heather Wright Lane, DUI,
possession of less than 20 grams
cannabis, possession of drug
paraphernalia, Ptl. Kelly, PPD.
James Mohundro, 24, South
Dorman Peacock Road, VOP for
passing worthless checks, Dep.
Hawkins, TCSO.

Grade 5 "A" honor roll
Cole Kruggel and Renee Parker.
"A/B" honor roll
Erin Rolfing, Evan Turner,
Sabrina Turner and Megan Huyck.
Grade 6 "A/B" honor roll
Stevie Williams.
Grade 7 "A/B" honor roll
Ashley Catalano.
Perfect Attendance
K Seddrick Cannon, Taylor
Vaughn and Douglas Whittington.

ist-Valarie Brown.
2nd-Holden Revels.
3rd-Kelsey Baker and Rodrigo
4th-Frankie Baker, Cody
Chesser, Nathan Duty and
Katherine Lincoln.
5th-Casey Barnett, Megan
Huyck and Cole Kruggel.
6th-Caylen Baker, Jeremiah
Emery, Nancy Emery, Kenneth
Vaughn and Matthew Mobley.
7th-Tyler Osteen.



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