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t al A im es M Midweek
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March.8, 2006 Tree Capital of the South 2 Sections Our 45th Year, No. 10
SFor county commission Dist. 2
Gunter will not seek re-election
Commission Chairman Daryll
Gunter will not seek re-election to
-- a third term as commissioner in
Gunter made the announcement
at the end of Monday night's
Commission meeting, addressing
SI '. i his fellow commissioners and
:"="I *' m l-
Keep Taylor County Beautiful I 1 !
(KTCB) launches its "Neighbors
Helping Neighbors" program with a
two-day neighborhood clean-up
Thursday and Friday, March 9-10. ^ M,
Three city streets--Malloy Street,
Wilder Street and Richard Bell V
Avenue--will be tackled during this first
clean-up. ,i '
Volunteers are asked to meet at 6
10 a.m., at the corner of Malloy Street r I.' i ,
and Highway 19. Supplies and gloves
will be provided.
fund-raiser | I
, The Taylor County High School
"Pride of Taylor" Band Boosters will
hold a Pizza Hut fund-raiser Thursday,
March 9, from 6 until 9 p.m. .
All proceeds from this event will go
toward helping the band students with
uniforms, music, folders and the trips
they take for the FBA Conference.
"We encourage 'everyone to help
the band by eating pizza on Thursday
evening," organizers said, "This
applies to dine-in, catrty-out or
An Alzheimer's Support Group for
caregivers has been formed in Perry,
and. will meet the second and fourth
Tuesday of the month at First United
All caregivers are invited to attend
the meetings, which will begin at
The next meeting will be held
Tuesday, March 14. .
"With our faith 'and fellowman,
we've learned when we travel
together, nothing is too great to bear.
This is'a journey that needs to be
shared," group founders Dennis and
Elisabeth Gant said. -'
"This is about helping one another."
The Steinhatchee Boat Ramp
committee will hold. a meeting
Thursday, March ,9, at 7 p.m. at the
Steinhatchee Community Center.
sought for TDC
IThe Tourism Development Council
(TDC) is seeking interested individuals
who would like to serve on the TDC
board of. directors.
Requirements include attending
monthly meetings held at the
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce and overseeing the
Taylor County Tourism Bed Tax
Interested parties should contact
the chamber office and talk to Dawn
Taylor at (850) 584-5366.
Certain qualifications do apply.
those in attendance.
"It's really hard to leave, because
it's been such a good time," he said.
Gunter, who represents district 2,
also passed a written statement,
which he did not read aloud, to the
"After much soul searching and
some sorrow, I have decided to
announce that I will not be seeking
a third term as county
commissioner so that I may pursue
a job opportunity," the statement
"The. last six years have been
hard work, but rewarding in many
ways. The county staff and my
fellow commissioners have been a
joy to work with. Taylor County
can take pride in the nonpartisan,
professional work ethic these
people dedicate to the county's
welfare every day. I cannot
imagine a better composition of
county commissioners than what
we have all benefited from the last
.* Please see page 5
Out of control
Firefighters, foresters and volunteers battled three, back-to-back brush fires Sunday afternoon, with the largest claiming
some 25 acres of pasture and underbrush. Two of the fires, according to Division of Forestry (DOF) District Manager John Fish,
were the result of unauthorized escape burns. He encourages anyone with fire authorization questions to contact the forestry
office at 838-2299. Taylor County Fire/Rescue, City Fire and DOF all responded to the three calls.
Height restrictions debated by board
The Taylor County Planning
Board has recommended that the
couniN commission reject a
proposed amendment to the
county's comprehensive plan'
~thich would lessen the height
restrictions on certain parcels in the
The decision came during, a
series of public hearings held at the
board's meeting last Thursday,
March 2. They voted to
recommend approval for three
other amendments during the
The planning board's role is to
make recommendations on
potential amendments to the
county commission, which then
votes on whether or not to approve
Recommended for approval by
the board were:
An application which adds a
policy prohibiting.the use 6f any'
land within the unincorporated area
of the county for a military missile
An application by Kenneth B.'
Hutchins to amend the future land
use classification from agricultural
rural residential (less than or equal
to one dwelling unit per acre) to
mixed-use urban development (2 to
20 dwellings per acre) on a parcel
containing 9.95 acres, more or less.
An application by Bishop Clark
III and Deborah Casey, Leisure
Lands Consulting, LLC, as agents
for Lindsey Island, LLC, to amend
the future land use classification
from conservation to mixed-use
urban development (2 to 20
dwellings) on several parcels of
land totaling 9.67 acres, more or
The planning board
recommended the commission
reject the fourth amendment, an
application by Conservancy
Partnership, LLC, to increase the
building height from 32 feet to 40
feet on certain parcels of land in
the Steinhatchee area.
I"* Please see page 5
Local businessman Mark
Wiggins has announced he will run
for the County Commission
District-2 seat up fur election "in
2006, while longtime Taylor
County School Board member
Danny Lundy will' make a bid for a
fourth consecutive term in office.
The District 2 county seat is
being vacated by Commissioner
Daryll Gunter, who announced -
Monday he would not be seeking
re-election. (Please see related"
Wiggins will complete his
notice of candidacy this week.
This will mark his first run for
Lundy, who represents District
4, filed a notice of candidacy with
Supervisor of Elections Molly H.
Lilliott last week. Lundy was first
elected to the school board in
",* Please see page 2
Beard is named
Florida's Jr. Miss
Si. Johns County teen Laura
Beard was named Florida's Junior
Nliss 2006 during an elegantly
formal ceremony Saturday
evening, March 4.
'iKelly Geoghagan, of Gulf
County, won top honors as runner-
SThe two young ladies were
chosen from a talent-packed field.
of nine candidates from across the
;state competing for the title during
a! program held at the Taylor
County High School (TCHS)
Florida Forest Festival Junior
Miss Allison Bassett, the daughter
of 'Jim and Suzanne Bassett,
-represented Taylor County in the
Beard, the daughter of Murray
and Elise Beard of Ponte Vedra
Beach, is a senior at Allen D.
Nease High School in St. Johns
County. In addition to the state
Junior Miss title, she also won the
*'Be Your Best Self Presentation"
Award and the. Scholastic
Achievement Award.. .
Geoghagan also dominated in
the individual award categories,
taking home three additional
honors,, including the "Spirit of Jr.
Miss" Award, Interview'Award and
She is the daughter of Dennis
and Kay Geoghagan, and is a
senior at Port St. Joe High School.
Morgan Hargrove of Santa Rosa
County won the Fitness Award. A
senior at Gulf Breeze High School,
she is the daughter of Ken and
Hannah Bunning, also of Santa
Rosa County, won the Talent
Award for her vocal performance
of "So Long Dearie" from the
Broadway musical "Hello Dolly."
She attends Gulf Breeze High
School, and is the daughter of Bill
and Joy Bunning of Navarre.
Florida's Junior Miss received a
$1,500 cash scholarship; the
runner-up, a $750 cash
scholarship. Individual awards
carried with them $250 cash
Also taking part in the program
".* Please see page 2
Laura Beard of St. Johns County left) will represent Florida as the state's Junior Miss
in 2006. She won the honor over eight other candidates vying for the title during
ceremonies held Saturday evening at Taylor County High School. Kelly Geoghagan of Gulf
County (right) was.named runner-up. This marked the first of a five-year run in which
Taylor County will host the state program.
A-2 The Taco Times March 8, 2006
S.. 2006 orida
FLORIDA'S JR. MISS
Continued from page 1
were: Meagan Enderson of Santa
Rosa County; Carrie Penton of
Santa Rosa County; Valerie
Haddock of Nassau County; and'
Amy Whitcomb of Seminole
The ceremony marked Taylor
County's inaugural presentation of
the state program.
Rick Olcott, chairman of the
recently formed Florida Junior
Miss Florida Marl Wilensky, right, chats with-2003 Florida
Junior Miss Andrea Apple and family during tihe 2006 state
program held here. ...
Miss Scholarship Program Board
of Directors, opened the program
by welcoming everyone in
attendance and relating the
objective behind the Junior Miss
"The mission of America's
Junior Miss is to emphasize
education by providing scholarship
opportunities to outstanding,
college-bound high school senior
girls, and to encourage personal
development in all young people
through the 'Be Your Best Self
outreach program," he said.
He then related the background
behind the evening's theme, "All
"Patriotism is defined as the
'love for or devotion to one's
country.' As Americans we do so
much in the name of patriotism.
Our country is a source of pride
and admiration; the flag with its 50
stars and 13 stripes, a vestige of our
loyalty. We stand taller in its
presence. When titnes are
prosperous, we revel in her
strength and power. We flourish
under her protection. When times
are hard and our country is faced
with adversity, we stand together
protecting her name, willing to
give everything for her survival,"
In keeping with the red, white
and blue spirit, Don Bishop, Scott
Barton, David Sullivan and Craig
Kurimay. performed a moving a
cappella version of the National
Anthem to formally open the
Next, all nine candidates danced
on-stage for the opening number
showing their patriotic spirit during
Miss Florida Mari Wilensky
served as Mistress of Ceremonies
for the evening and related how
America's Junior Miss "has shaped
the future for thousands of young
women by taking them to a new
level of personal growth and
allowing:,Aihem. .;to pursue, heir
educational dreams., It is important'
that we encourage young women
everywhere to pursue their dreams. candidates during the week leading
To live lives of integrity and up to Saturday's program: Bobby
compassion by being the best they and Lynda Edwards, Mike and
can be academically, athletically, Mandy Cornelius, Jerrod and
artistically and socially." Abbey Tharpe, Bob and Nancy
Entertainment highlights Bell, and Chuck and Peggy
included special talent Eckel.
performances from 2005 Florida Former Taylor County Junior
Junior Miss Samantha Buxton and Miss representatives in attendance
Wilensky. included: Aimee Eckel Roberts,
Among the special guests Allison Kinsey Bishop, Lori
recognized from the podium were: Cannon Wiggins, Shelly Ferguson
2003 Florida Junior Miss Andrea Blanco and Ashley
Apple, former Alachua County Wigglesworth.
Junior Miss Deigh Hoffer, State In addition to cash scholarships
Representatives Will Kendrick, given per award, candidates were
City of Perry Mayor Emily also eligible for college specific
Ketring, County Commission scholarships:
Chairman Daryll Gunter and --Troy University of Troy
TCHS Principal Michael Alabama offered "The Chancellor's
Thompson. Award" consisting of full out-of-
Also introduced were local state tuition for four years, totaling
volunteers who opened their homes $35,000, to Allison Basseit.
and served as host families for the Hannah Bunning,' Morgan
Hargrove and Amy Whitcomb.
--Savannah College of Arts and
Design in Savannah, Atlanta and
Lacoste offered a $3,000 per year
scholarship for its four-year
Bachelor of Fine Arts program, in
the total amount of $12,000, to
Meagan Enderson, Carrie Penton
and Valerie Haddock.
--Troy University of Troy
Alabama also offered "The
Millenium Award" consisting of
full out-of-state tuition, room and
board for four years totaling
$52,000 to Laura Beard and Kelly
The 2006 program was
coordinated by the Florida Junior
Miss Program Board of Directors,
which includes: Rick and Reba
Olcott, Randy and Deidra
Newman, Gary and Amy Knowles,
Mark and Lori Wiggins, and
Stunning in evening gowns of every color, the-nine Florida Junior Miss candidates pose one ,!
final time before preparing to return to their separate homes throughout the state. The young-
ladies spent an event-filled week in Perry culminating with Saturday's program.
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(Top left) Hannah Bunning of Santa Rosa County won the
evening's Talent Award, while (bottom left) Mogan Hargrove,
also of Santa Rosa County, won the Fitness. Award. (Above)
Taylor County's Florida Forest Festival Junior Miss
Allison Bassett visits with; young fan Kinsey Goodman and her
mother, Kristy. Joining them were (standing) Junior Miss
co-director Deidra McRory Newman and Bassett's mother,
In uDcomina election
Seven local offices on ballot
Continued from page 1
Local candidates have until June
19 (noon) to pick up petitions from
the elections office in order to
qualify by the alternative method.
The Primary Election is slated
for Tuesday, Sept. 5. The General
Election will be held Tuesday,
A total of seven local races will
be on the ballot: county
commission seats for districts 2
and 4; school board seats for
districts 1, 2 and 4; county judge;
and a Third Judicial Circuit Court -
Dinner to benefit transplant patient
A fund-raiser luncheon to benefit liver transplant patient Callie Blanton
will be held Saturday, March 25, at Wal-Mart. The menu will consist of
chicken and rice, green beans, rolls and pound cake. Cost will be $5 each.
Blanton has been fighting an reoccurring infection following her release
from the hospital Jan. 24. The toddler is receiving long-term home health
care and is currently on 11 medications.
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Meetings set for boat ramp, bird flu discussions
The- Taylor County
Commission will hold a number
of special meetings and workshops
in the coming weeks on topics
ranging from the Steinhatchee
boat ramp to the threat of bird flu.
On Thursday, March 9, local
resident Neil Shotton will appear
for a two-hour special meeting to
discuss the bird flu. Shotton
appeared at the, Feb. 21
commission meeting to talk about
the issue, but it was decided to
instead to hold the special
The meeting will start at 5 p.m.
at will be held at the Taylor
County Courthouse Annex.
Following the special meeting,
a workshop is scheduled for 7
p.m. to discuss road paving and
MSBUs. Commissioner Jack
Brown requested the workshop at
the Feb. 21 meeting.
A public hearingscheduled for
Thursday, March 16, to. discuss a.
Steinhatchee boat ramp has been
postponed until Thursday, April 6,
to allow the Dixie County
Commission to participate.
The meeting, which is expected
to gtart at 6 p.m., will be held in
the Steinhatchee Community
Center. The -purpose of the
meeting is to hear from the
Steinhatchee Boat Radip
Committee, as well as members
of the public.
Commissioners from both
counties decided to hold the
hearing during a joint meeting in
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2006 Little King and Queen Chairwomen
The Florida Forest Festival Little King and Queen Pageant has a new trio of chairwomen:
(from I to r) Tabitha Murphy, Amy Bowden and Marcy Freeman. Sign-up for the pageant
begins today, March 8, and will run through Wednesday, April 5. Twenty-four contestants--
12 boys and 12. girls--will compete this year. If needed, 'a random'drawing of the, names
submitted will be held the night of April 5, after which parents will be contacted. To be
eligible contestants must turn five on or before Sept. 1, 2006.
Steinhatchee arrests detailed
Additional information has been
released by the Taylor County
Sheriffs Office on the six arrests
made Thursday in Steinhatchee,
some of which were alleged
S The arrests were made after a
three-month investigation into the
"rampant" meth deals being made
in the coastal tol n, after
"confidential informants" made
.. 'ITdercoter deals for drugs.
.'r ar ants were issued and law
'. enforcement set up Thursday, for a
multi-agency rotund-up of the
.Arrested were, Misty Lynn
Evans, 38, who had an active
warrant for petit theft. Officers
said Evans had originally agreed to
act "undercover," but then changed
Also, Anna.K. Oglesby,. 50, for
sale of a controlled substance
(oxycontin, one of the strongest
pain killers allowed to be sold to
the public, according to a local
pharmacist); Samantha Kelly
Bailey, 28, for sale of a controlled
substance (cocaine--two counts)
I and possession of a controlled
sustance (cocaine--two counts);
and Earl Lee, Childs, 63, for sale
of a substance in lieu of a
controlled substance, sale of a
possession of a controlled
Childs additionally had his Ford
Ranger pick-up truck confiscated
for selling from it.
Elizabeth Fa\ Walker wa. alo
arrested and charged with
possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana, possession of drug
paraphernalia, sale of a controlled
three counts) and possession of a
The youngest person arrested
after *the conclusion of the
investigation, was 17-year-old
Christopher Boyington, who was
charged with sale of marijuana and
felony sale of a substance in lieu
of a controlled substance.
Taylor County Sheriff L. E.
"Bummv" Williams said,
"Steinhatchee residents have,
complained to his office of drug
activity in the area and that his
officers have begun a campaign to
alle\ iate the problem.
"We need help from the
community, though," he added,
"because this is not something
that will be solved overnight."
Anyone with information which
could aid law enforcement in their
"war against drugs" in
Steinhatchee or anywhere else in
the county, is urged to call TCSO
at 584-4225 or dispatch at 584-
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74-year-old Perry man
assaults, shoots woman
A 74-year-old man was arrested
last week after law enforcement
officers said he beat a woman with
a stun gun, then when she
attempted to' run, grabbed a .22
caliber rifle, hit her in the head
with it and shot at her.
According to Taylor Coynty
Sheriff's Office Dep. Jay,
Ricketson, a call came in last
week from a woman who said that
Manning Lorenzia Tucker had "hit
her with a gun and was shooting
When Ricketson arrived at the
scene, Tucker told the officer that
the woman "ran off into the wodds
"I then asked Tucker where the
firearm was," said Ricketgon, "and
he said he did not know what I
was talking about."
. When Tucker'st residence was
searched, an electronic stun device
was discovered on the kitchen
table, but no other firearms were
"I, asked Tucker about the stun
gun, and he told me he had been
hitting the woman with it so she
would tell him where his money
was," said Ricketson. ,
Tucker Was arrested for
possession of the stun gun, as he
is a convicted felon. TCSO Dep.
Bob Lilliott transported Tucker to
the county jail.
Ricketson said as he was
leading the scene, he saw a white
female lying beside 'the road,
whom he later identified as the
"She was lying beside the road
on her back," said Ricketson,
"with blood coming from her left
eye. She also said -her neck-and.,
back were hurting, so Doctors'
Memorial .Hospital Emergency
Medical Services were called."
S The victim,, who is 26 years
old, said that. "she and Tucker were
arguing about some money and he
,got mad and started hitting her in
the back, with 'the stun gun,", said
Rickdtson. "When the victim
attempted to get away from
Tucker, he grabbed a gun and hit
her in the head with it.
"The woman grabbed the phone
and called 911 while running away
from the residence. At the same
time, the victim said Tucker shot
at. her and then threw the gun
somewhere behind his hog pen.
"I located the hog pen in the;rear
of Tucker's property, but was
unable to locate the weapon. FWC
KK-9 Off. "Cricket" Bailey and his
K-9 partner, "Buddy" were called
and located a Glenfield model 60,
.22 caliber long rifle.
"I secured the weapon and found
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Tablescapes V 1
Spring is allowed to arrive once
the Perry Garden Club stages its
annual Tablescapes luncheon.
That event takes place Saturday at
the Catholic Parish Hall,
showcasing the floral designs of
Bob Bell and Shuge Mangum.
"We have a limited number of
tickets left," said Betty Culbreath
for the Garden Club. You can
Lauren Nicole Blue, Richard Cori Johnson
June vows to unite
couple at Lakeside
Mr. and Mrs. Benny Blue announce the engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter, Lauren Nicole, to Richard Cori Johnson, the
son. of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson, and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Davis.
The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Taylor County High School. She
is currently pursuing a degree in elementary education from Flagler
The groom-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Taylor County High School,
employed with the State of Florida, Department of Corrections.
The couple will be married June 17, 2006, at 2 p.m. in Lakeside
Baptist Church. A reception will follow the ceremony in the church
fellowship hall. No local invitations will be issued, but all friends and
relatives of the couple are invited to attend.
reserve those now by calling her at
584-7094, or President Liska
Gooding at 578-2712. Tickets
will be available at the door, if the
remaining few are not reserved
"The menu sounds great," said
Culbreath. "We're having
Mediterraean salad, fruit and
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The "eclectic" theme will allow
Bell and Mangum to dazzle the
crowd with their creativity. In
addition, members of the Perry
Garden Club will work within the
theme to individualize each table.
"Members' centerpieces--along with
='those created by Bell and
Mangum--will be auctioned at the
conclusion of the event to raise
funds for the club.
Tablescapes VII begins at 11:30
Wood, Collins to marry in
ceremony on March 18th
Jennifer Rose Wood and Gregory Wayne Collins will be married
Saturday, March 18, 2006, at 2 p.m., in Calvary Baptist Church on Golf
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rose and Bill Peplinski, and Kenneth
Wright. She is the granddaughter of Margaret Terry and L.E. O'Steen, all
The groom-elect is the son of Shirley Ramirez.
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony at Amanda Clark's
Photography (located on Highway 221).
No local invitations are being sent ,All family and friends are welcome
be welcomed! 2 W,
The Survivorship Reception,
hosted by the American Cancer
Society and this year's Relay For
Life volunteers, will be held
Thursday, March 30, in the First.
United Church Memorial Hall at 7
p.m. "We invite all cancer
survivors and their families to
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Kids,Teens & Adults
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Beginner Karate (6-12 yr. old)
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Novice Karate 4:30-5:30' pm
Intermediate Karate 5:45-6:45 pm
Older Teens & Adult Karate
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Mon., Wed. & Fri.
6:00 7:00 pm ..
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March 25, 2006
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Ashley Harris ,
April 1, 2006
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July 22, 2006
Ranea Laurie Hamide
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LaDonna & Joseph
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A-5 The Taco Times Marsh 8, 2006
Gunter praises fellow county commissioners
GUNTER select the four commissioners I
iUNear ae worked with over the last two
years, I could not have chosen a
two yeafs. If PhAd tfile ibilityltol Ebefterindivitu4 fpr Anyrqdi4,riqt.
All of the progress the county has
made over the last two years is
directly attributable to the
rpogipsigioa ,pfn tle coqpny t
commission, County Manager
Buddy Humphries and TCDA
Executive Director Rick Breer.
S" thank, county staffmy fellow
commissioners, County Clerk
Annie Mae Murphy and all of my
supporters for giving me the
Sopportnonity r'to fsefveC ydu 'and
,Public hearing on amendments set for April 3
Continued from page 1
Four of the seven planning
board members were present at the
meeting: Pam Wessels, Kevin
Guqnthner, Barry Wilson and Ward
The votes were unanimous on
all but the height restrictions
amendment, which Wessels voted
against rejecting in a 3-1 vote.
Those members not present
were Bryan Bethea, Erdman West
and Dewey Hatcher.
The county commission will
hold public hearing on all four
amendments at its regular meeting
on April 3.
Amendments approved by the
commission will then go before
the state's Department of
Community Affairs, which will
review them and give final
By Florida Statute, counties
may only submit large scale
amendments such as the one
proposed twice a year. The Taylor
'No bond' ordered for suspect
County Commission adopted a
policy last year' by which
amendments are collected through
the year and submitted together in
packages. The deadlines to submit
applications are Jan. 1 and July 1
Commissioners decided to delay
a fifth amendment regarding the
proposed coal-fired power plant
until the next amendment cycle,
stating that an amended version of
the proposal was received after
Unmarked graves reclaimed
Seven previously unmarked graves will receive markers during an
upcoming "clean up" day at Carlton Cemetery planned Saturday, March
25, beginning at 9 am.
Anyone aware of other unmarked sites is asked to call 584-4329.
Cemetery members are encouraged to maintain family sites during'the
scheduled clean-up day. If you are physically unable to work, please call
Diane Carlton at 578-2441 and arrangements will be made.
making the last six years a
memorable experience that I will
always cherish. Until my last day
r*' in office, I remain your humble
and loyal servant," the 'letter
When asked Tuesday, Gunter did
not clarify what job opportunity
he was leaving for, saying he "was
not ready to announce it at this
Gunter was appointed to the
District II commission seat by
Gov. Jeb Bush in 2000 after the
death of Bea Foskey. He then won
re-election in 2002.
He will remain on the board
until after the November general
"It's a great time to leave... with
high approval ratings," Gunter
said Tuesday, citing a recent poll
"We're having one of the best
years on the commission ever. It's
a great time to pursue other
Continued from page 3
it to be loaded with nine rounds in
the tube feed and one in the
chamber," added Ricketson. "Also,,
while unloading the gun, it
appeared and smelled to have been
Ricketson went to DMH, where
heT retrieved a DNA sample
(saliva), from the victim to
attempt a match with the blood
which was found on the rifle.
; Tucker was charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon, aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon, possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon and
possession of an electronic
weapon by a convicted felon.
He is being held in the Taylor
County Jail, under a no bond
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Bulldogs shut down
,-The Taylor Colinty High
baseball team defeated Maclay
, Monday 11-1 as the Bulldog bats
lit up the Tallahassee team for
Miguel Parga got his first win
of the year for Taylor County (4-
5) pitching 4 2/3 innings. Parga
struck out 8 and allowed only 1
tun and 3 hits in the 5-inning,
, mercy rule game.
"Daniel Joiner led the 'Dogs at
the plate going 3-for-4 with a
triple. Zach Bowden drove in
three runs on two hits and Josiah
Anderson scored twice while
going 2-for-4 at the plate.
The Bulldogs lost a tough o#e
last Thursday at Belleview
battling back in the top of the 7th
from a 5-1 deficit to tie the game
at 5-5 only to lose 6-5 in the
bottom of the inning on a walk-off
home run. -
Top hitters were Alex Kramer
(2-3, home run) and Kendall
Thompson (3-3). Contributing one
hit each were Anderson, Brandon
Mock, Billy Joe Wigglesworth
and Marcus Spradley.
Taylor County was scheduled to
travel to Santa Fe on Tuesday
before entertaining Madison
Saturday at 3 p.m. in the 'Dogs
first district contest of the season.
gets new phone number
. The Perry Recreation located on the first floor of city
*Department has a new address and hall in downtown Perry. Those
;*a new phone number, trying to contact the. department
The rec department is now should call 584-7161.
.,Date Opponent Site Time
Feb. 14 Live Oak Away 3:30 pm
Feb. 16 Madison Home 3:45 pm
Feb. 21 Wakulla (girls) Away 3:30 pm
SFeb. 23 Live Oak/Madison (boys) Home 3:00 pm
SFeb. 28 Madison Away 3:45 pm
IMarch 2 Live Oak Home 3:30 pm
lMarch 7 Rickards Away 3:30 pm
rch9 Godby Home 3:30-pm
arch 16 Wakulla (boys) Home 3:30 pm
'March 17 Live Oak vs. Wakulla at Taylor 3:30 pm
March 28 Live Oak Away 3:30 am
MartirW Ri6Rards Home 3:00 pm
April 4. Godby Away 3:30 pm
April 6 Live Oak Home 4:00 pm
April 17 Dist. Tournament Tom Brown Park TBA
April 18 Dist. Tournament Tom Brown Park TBA
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March 10 & 11
at GunRunner's Range
located on US 19 South, 6 miles past stop light
at State Rd. 30 & US 19 intersection
Hunter's Class Shoot: $5 donation .
Shells Furnished, 12 Shots per Shooter
Trophies for 1 st, 2nd & 3rd Place Mala. Female
S Youth Class: No charge 'under 14yrs. old).
I1 st, 2nd & 3rd Place Trophies
National Skeet Shooting Assoc. Members:
25 donation, will shoot in a separate class, 1st Place Trophy
Turkey Shoot: $2 donation, Shells Furnished,
1O Shooters at time. A Certificate for a Turkey or H am Given
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A-6 The Taco Times March 8, 2006
Date Opponent Site Time
Feb. 10 Santa Fe Preseason Classic Away 4:00 pm
Feb. 11 Santa Fe Preseason Classic Away 11:00 am
Feb. 13 Rickards Away 7:00 pm
Feb. 16 Wakulla Away 7:00 pm
Feb. 17 NFC Home 6:00 pm
Feb. 21 Rickards Home 7:00 pm
Feb. 23 Santa Fe Home 6:00 pm
Feb. 25 Port St. Joe Home 1:00 pm
Feb. 28 Suwannee Home 7:00 pm
March 2 Bellevue Away 7:00 pm
March 4 NFC Away 11:00 am
March 6 Maclay Home 6:00 pm
March 7 Santa Fe Away 6:00 pm
March 11 Madison Home 3:00 pm
March 13 Hamilton Home 6:30 pm
March 16 FL High Away 6:30 pm
March 18 Bellevue Home TBA
March 20 LincolnNational Invitational Away TBA
March 28 Maclay Away 4:00 pm
March 30 Suwannee Away 7:00 pm
April 4 Madison Away 5:00 pm
April 6 Hamilton Away 6:30 pm
April 8 Port St. Joe Away 1:00 pm
April 11 Dixie County Away 7:00 pm
April 13 FL High Home 7:00 pm
April 18 Lafayette Home 7:00 pm
April 20 Wakulla Home 7:00 pm
April 25 District Tourney Hamilton Away TBA
April 27 District Tourney Hamilton Away TBA
Track team competes
in Lincoln Invitational
The Taylor County High track
team competed in the Lincoln
High Invitational last week in
Tallahassee with the girls placing
seventh out of 11 teams and boys
ninth out of 14 teams.
Tambrika Flowers led the girls
team with a 5th place finish in the
100 meters (13.53), 13th in the
200 meters (29.79) and 4th in the
high jump (4-8).
Tierra McNeil finished 30th in.,
tlhe 100 meters (15.12) and 26th in
the 200 meters (32.81), Amanda
Jennings was 13th in .the 1600
meters (8:20.39) and 15th in the
800 meters (3:55.41) and Danecia
Williams placed. 7th in the discus
Boys' team results included:
Josh Wallis, 5th in the high jump
(5-8) and 5th in the 400 meters
(53.78); Zach Bradshaw, 16th in
the long jump (15-4) and 33rd in
the 800 meters (2:47.71); Adam
Cook, 10th in the discus (88-1)'
and 4th in the shot put (38-5);
Roderick Wilson, 14th in the
110 hurdles (21.54) and 31st in
the 400 meters (1:00.q2); Jonathan
McKnight 39th in the 100 meters
(12.57) and 24th in the 200 meters
(25.28); A'Drick Arnold, 44th in
the 100 meters (12.68) and 15th in
the 400 meters (56.52);
Jarquis Ellis, 48th in the 100
meters (12.76) and 33rd in the 200
meters (29.81); Jordan Smith, 11th
in the 1600 meters (5:26.28);
Lawrence Wright, 22nd in the
1600 meters (6:15.11); Chris Britt,
23rd in the 1600 meters (7:19.17);
Dereke Franklin, 13th in the 400
Quentin Oliver, 38th in the 400
meters (1:04.12); Jauquan
Williams 41st in the 400 meters
(1:10.23); Bryckoski Jackson,
34th in the 200 meters (30.53);
Russell Smith, 10th in the 3200
meters (12:01.28) Williams.
Wright 14th in the 3200 meters'
(13:13.42); Ryan Bolden 14th in
the shot put (30-2.25). ..
15-under tryouts next week
The Babe Ruth B&.eball 15 and
under league will hold tryouts and
registration March 15 and 16 at
The league is for youngsters,
ages 13 through 15, as of April 30,
Players must attend one of the ;
tryout dates and go through basic,
baseball fundamentals. All'
participants should bring-their'
gloves and come dressed.to play.
Registration will be held at the;
Loughridge Park Field on Hwy.i
98. The fee is $40 per player. All i'
who register by. the appropriate !
dates will be drafted on to a team.
For more information contact:'
the City R!ecration.Department at!
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lost 7-1 and Michael Tedder lost
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In girls' singles matches Cianna
Reaves lost 7-9, Ashley Carroll
lost 4-8, Kelli Crudc- lost 3-8,
Jackie McDonald lost' 1-8, Katie
Powell lost 7-9 and Mandy
Ridgeway lost 2-8.
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Mt. Gilead hosts annual turkey sh
Saturday event promises food, fellowship
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church cordially invites everyone to its annual
Turkey Shoot on Saturday, March 11, beginning at 10 a.m.
Food, fun and games are promised. Chili and hot dogs will be served.
Prayer breakfast planned Saturday
New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church will hold a prayer breakfast on
Saturday, March 11, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Pastor Gregory Houston
invites everyone to attend; a $3 donation is suggested.
Baptist adult choirs invited
Baptist adult choirs throughout the community are invited to participate
in a "spiritual celebration of song and fellowship" on Friday, March 10, at
New Home Baptist Church at 7 p.m.
Choir leaders are asked to contact the New Home church office now
(584-7441) to confirm participation. The public is cordially invited to
attend the musical celebration.
Southern Quartet sings at Keaton Beach
The Southern Gospel Quartet will be at Blue Creek Baptist Church at
Keaton Beach on Sunday, March 12, at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to this
program of music and worship.
Bible lessons underway at Spring Warrior
Spring Warrior Church of Christ invites the community to a series of
Bible lessons now underway, led by Frank Jamerson. Meetings continue
through Friday, March 10, at 7:30 each evening.
The church is five miles south of Perry, just off U.S. 19 on S. Red
Padgett Road. For more information, please call Jeff Himmel at 584-
es. March 8 2006
Welborn to speak at Cornerstone Fellowsh ip
John W. Welborn will be guest speaker at Cornerstone Fellowship
Church on Sunday, March 12. Services begin at 11 a.m. and everysoneis
The church is located on the first road to the right behind the forrner
Florida Highway Patrol Station located on Highway 19 North.
Annual spring banquet is Saturday
The annual spring banquet of the First Bethlehem District Associatin
will be held Saturday, March 11, at 6 p.m. in the Baptist Student Center on
the FAMU campus in Tallahassee. ..
Transportation will be provided by. the New Brooklyn Van Miistr
please contact the church to make reservations. Tickets, for $10 eachcan
be purchased from Sarah Hall.
Ruth Ferrell O'Grady
Ruth Ferrell O'Grady, 86, died
March 5, 2006, at Doctors'
Memorial Hospital in Perry.
She was a native of Wakulla
County and a resident of Perry for
the past 66 years. She was a
member of First United Methodist
Church in Perry. Mrs. O'Grady
attended the Florida State College
for Women, graduated from Jones
Business College in Jacksonville
and was a former merchant, having
operated the Style Shop.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Declan O'Grady.
Survivors include: a daughter,
Patricia "Paddy" Pillow and
husband Billy of Perry; a sister,
Marion Buford of Tallahassee; four
grandchildren, Terri Pate and
husband David of Tallahassee,
Kerri Plaza and husband Ralph of
Orlando, Declan "Dec" Pillow of,
Perry and Lindsay Pillow of
Tallahassee; and two great
grandchildren, Blake.and Sydney
Memorial services will be,
announced at a later date.
Joe P. Bums Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Euee. Holt Dorman
Eulee Holt Dorman
emtrEulee Holt Dirman, 3,
:'!seamstress. 91, died March 3,.
2006, in Dowling Park.
A native and lifelong resident of
Taylor County, Mrs. Dorman was a
member of the Center Street
Church of God, where she kept the
nursery for many years. She was
president of the Ladies Willing
Workers also at the church,
dehliered Meals on Wheels for
'numerous years and was self-
employed as a seamstress.
She, was preceded in death by her
husband. Eli C. Dorman; two sons,
Vincen Dorman and "baby" Eli
Dorman; and two sisters, Shirley
Williams and Lorena Buchanan.
Survivors include: two sons,
Gary Dorman and Eddie Dorman,
both of Perry; one brother, Norman
Holt of Perry; two sisters, Von Ceal
\ilei, and Betty Tedder, both of
Perry; six grandchildren; two step-
grandchildren; numerous great and
great great grandchildren; and a
host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Monda.. March 6, at 3 p.m. at'
Center Street Church of God with
,the Rev. Jack Jones and the Rev.
SRobert. Kirkland officiating.
Interment'followed at Carlton
Family members gceivedi
friends Sunday from 6 until 8 p.m.
at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home,
-which was in charge of
S .. .% -...
Larry Paul Fletcher
Larry Paul Fletcher
Larry Paul Fletcher, 48, died at
his home Monday, March 6, 2006,
after an, extended illness.
Born Jan. 15, 1958, he was a
lifetime resident of Perry and was
employed with Perry Newspapers,
Inc., in the circulation department
for 20 years.
Survivors include: his father and
stepmother, Orlan and Thelma
Fletcher of Perry; one daughter,
Mandy Fletcher; five
grandchildren, Kia, Dionna,
Antonio, Isaiah and Nakye; one
brother, Richard Fletcher of Perry;
and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces
He was predeceased by his
mother, Patsy Fletcher.
Funeral services will be held
Friday, March 10, at 3 p.m. at Joe
P. Burns Funeral Home with the
Rev. Bill Carpenter and Byrum
Whitfield officiating. Interment
will follow at Salem Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday
from 6 until 9 p.m. at Burns
Funeral Home, which is in charge
Gary "Drew" Sullivan, 55, of
Old Town, died March, 2006, at
North Florida Regional Hospital.
Born in Mayo, Mr. Sullivan was
raised in Perry before moving to
the tri-coiunty area where he lived
the majority of his life. He was a
roofer and a Baptist.
Survivors include: his wife,
Edna M. Sullivan of Old Town;
two sons, Bobby Sullivan and
Andy Sullivan, both of Fanning
Springs; two daughters, Joey
Henderson and Judy Hernandez,
both of Old Town; four brothers,
Connie Mac Sullivan, Billy John
Sullivan and Jack Sullivan, all, of
Perry, and Mike Sullivan of
Fanning Springs; two sisters, Nell
Sullivan of Fanning Springs and
Stella Osborne of Ellabelle, Ga.;
and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a
daughter, Angie Sullivan; a
brother, Wayland Sullivan; two
grandchildren; and his parents,
Hope and Ida Mae Sullivan.
Funeral services were held-
Monday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at
Rick Gooding Funeral Home in
Cross City with the Rev. Bobby
Lindsey officiating. Interment
followed at Old Town Cemetery.
Family members received
friends Sunday from 4 until 6 p.m.
at Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
which was in charge of
Jerry Lee Wasden
Jerry Lee Wasden, 65, died
March 3, 2006, at Tallahassee
Born on July 23, 1940, he had
lived the past several .Nears-in
Perry, but had spent most of hi~-life
in Cumming, Ga. -" -
Survivors include: threee
daughters, Darlene Fain and Susan
Allen Wasden, both of Cumming,
and Jerri Ann Carpenter-of
Winston-Salem, N.C.; -five
grandchildren; and one -great
James Edward AIfent
James Edward Allen. 65 ,;f"
Sn6ads, died March 5. 2006- ..in
Dothan, Ala. -
Born in Jackson County. h'e-ti d
most of his life in Perry. He w as a
member of Circle Hill Baptsft-
Church and retired after 37---- s
with GTCom Telephone Cof--5.y,
He was preceded in death-7*iiS
father, C. 0. Allen. :
Survivors include: his wIf
Gloria B. Allen; one da ghier-
Kimberly A. Joyner---- of
Jacksonville; his mother, Ina- Belle
Allen of Alford; one sister, ~_i
A., Childers of Freeport; -thiee
grandchildren; and several nieces
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Saturday, March 11 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 1. 4:00 p.m.,
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the --.past 13, years. She serves as a lead teacher and "works
Eard-to provide a caring, creative classroom for her three-
year-old students," said Pre-K Coordinator Sharon Hathcock,
iho is shown with Norberg.
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
Deanna L. Cooper, 22, Paul
Poppell Road, VOP for DWLS,
Dep. Tucker, TCSO.
Edward C. Webb, 62, Turner
Road, VOP (sex offender), Off.
Doris LaJean Ross, 46, SW 812
Street, Steinhatchee, possession of
cocaine, DWLS, Dep. David,
Robert Charles Sadousky, 34,
Fleming Road, DUI, giving false
information at-an accident, DWLS
(knowingly), Ptl. Norris, PPD.
Janet Marie Bradley, 28,
Madeore Street, St. Augustine,
DWLS, Dep. Lilliott, TCSO.
Robert Shane Willis, 26, East
James Smith Road, possession of
crack cocaine, tampering with
evidence, VOP (taking deer at
night with a gun), Ptl. Gray,
Danny Louie Watkins, 55, 691
1st Road, Gulf Hammock,
aggravated assault with a motor
vehicle (domestic), Ptl. Norris,
Stephen Allen, 18, VOP for
grand theft, Off. Gorby, DOC.
Tom Edward Williams Jr., 23,
Potts Still Road, possession of less
than 20 grams cannabis, Ptl.
James Brian Johnson, 37, Will
Clark Road, resisting arrest
without violence, Dep. Folsom,
Herbert Lee Neal, 58, no
address, VOP, Off. Gorby, DOC.
Gabriel D. Finn, 27, Tyler Road,
possession of less than 20 grams
cannabis, Ptl. Campbell, PPD.
Robert Daniel Hilson, 20, P. 0.
Box 338, Beach Road, domestic
aggravated assault, possession of
alcohol by person under 21, DUI,
Ptl. Reis, PPD.
Larry Daniel Hester, 55, Foley
Cut-Off Road, fleeing and eluding,
DUI, DWLS, altering tag, Sgt.
Jeanne Allison Arcularius, 27,
West Cedar Street, forgery, uttering
forgery, grand theft, VOP for
forgery, Ptl. Norris, PPD.
Michael S. Haywood, 47,
Lipscomb Circle, FTA (battery),
VOP (DWLS), Dep. Folsom,
Justin Clyde Harris, 21, Second
Street, sale of cocaine within 1,000
feet of a church, Det. Anderson,
John Van Humphrey, 31,
Stafford Street, Tallahassee,
warrant for VOP, Trp. Leohner,
Rita L. Edwards, 28, Barney
Lane, theft, Ptl. Norris, PPD.
Refugio Rosales Rodriquez, 34,
(Continued from page 7)
Fiiueral services will be held
tida3y March 8, at 3 p.m. at
Maddox Chapel with the Rev. John
HeOI officiating. Interment will
fobH6 at Pinecrest Memorial
_ Family members received
friends Tuesday from 5 until 7 p.m.
- Janiees and Sikes Funeral Home
wthieht is in charge of
Leta Glee Holden
:--eT-a Glee Holden, 71, a
Homemaker, died March 4, 2006,
-A native of Cozad, Neb., Mrs.
Holdcen had lived in Shady Grove
since-1951. She was a Primitive
_Survivors include: her husband
of 42 years, Jackie Holden; one
.son,.Larry Leggett of Shady
,rote; one step-son, Charles
Hiolden of Perry; two daughters,
Dyann Reed of Hinesville, Ga.,
and Linda Blackfield of St. Louis,
. ).; t o sisters, Doris and Bonnie
. f Nebraska, 10 grandchildren; and
Sahost. of great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son,
:~.Graveside services will be held
.dad\. March 8, at 11 a.m. at
Fellov. ship Cemetery in Madison.
Family members received
friends Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m.
at Beggs Funeral Home, which is
in charge of arrangements.
William Emesley Lee
William Emesley Lee, 90, a
resident of Perry, died March 3,
2006, at his home.
A native of Carroll County, Ga.,
he had lived in Perry since 1964,
moving here from East Point, Ga.
He was a protestant. A U.S. Army
veteran, he had served during
World War II, retiring after 20
years of service. After returning to
Perry, he owned and operated the
former Bambi Motel.
Survivors include: his wife of 40
years, Licia A. Lee of Perry; three
sons, Barry Lee of Peachtree City,
Ga., Donnie Lee of Bremen, Ga.,
and Larry Lee of Macon, Ga.; one
brother, Alton Lee of Columbus,
Ga.; one sister, Ima Wright of
Waco, Ga.; five grandchildren;
four great grandchildren; and a
host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held
Tuesday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at
Forest Lawn Cemetery in
Family members received
friends Monday from 2 until 4 p.m.
at Joe P. Bums Funeral Home in
Perry, which was in charge of
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Walter Alan Davis, 30, South
Byron Butler Parkway, VOP
(violation of community
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Daryle Lorence, 35, Capital
Circle NE, Tallahassee, VOCC for
grand theft, Off. Norton, DOC.
Bryan Joseph Perkins, 21, 215 E.
Magnolia Street, DWLS/R
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Hundreds of fishermen will try their
luck at landing the "big one" during
the fifth annual Steinhatchee
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The tournament is
sponsored by the
Steinhatchee Projects Board and the
Taylor Tourism Development Council. The
tournament starts at 7 a.m., with the final
weigh-in at 4:30 p.m., at the Steinhatchee
More than $3,000 in prizes will be awarded
in a variety of categories, including: largest
sheepshead ($300), largest redfish ($600),
largest trout ($600) and largest grouper ($600).
Big winners last year were: first place
grouper, Chris Williams, 15.70 lbs.; first place
trout, John Towles, 4.90 lbs.; first place red
fish, John Lackey, 6.55 lbs.; and first place
sheepshead, Walt Carlson, 6.90 Ibs.
Entry fee is $30 per person and tickets are
available at all Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach
marinas as well as Fiddler's Restaurant,
Crabbie Dads and Steinhatchee Landing
Resort, as well as Bennett's TrueValue in High
"Raffle tickets ($1 each) are available at all
the above sites that may well let you take home
one of our many prizes that will called out
during the afternoon of the tournament. So
bring a chair and enjoy our lunch, raffle and
Steinhatchee's great fishing tournament," said
Projects Board member Rhoda Moehring.
All proceeds from the event will be used in
the communities of Steinhatchee and Jena.,
Additional information is available on-line
Scouts collect 2,000 Ibs. of food
Local area Cub Scouts (Pack
603) and Boy Scouts (Troop 600),
sponsored by the Perry Kiwanis
and Elks Clubs, collected nearly
one ton of food during their annual
"Scouting for Food" program.
The food drive is Scouting's
annuall "good turn" event and all'
food items collected will be
distributed locally by New
Brooklyn Baptist Church and First
The members of the Cub Pack
and Scout Troop extended thanks
to the citizens of Perry for their
tournament in May
Plans are already underway for the 15th annual Optimist Club of Perry
The annual event will be held Saturday, May 6, with more than $10,000
in cash and prizes to be awarded.
Tickets ($50 per person/children free) are available at Keaton Beach
Marina, Sea Hag' Marina and the Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Additional information is available on-line at: www.perryoptimist.org/.
'Pride of Taylor' band members
to state finals
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Commander earned a "Superior"
rating for both an alto
saxophone and oboe solo; and
C'Mone Gillyard earned an
"Excellent" rating for a flag
Batten, Massey and
Commander will advance to
state solo and ensemble festival
which will be held at West Port
High School in Ocala later this
"Congratulations to all
students on their fine
performances at the festival,"
Women are 'framework
for a healthy community'
Tiffanee Padgett, with the Taylor County Health Department, Was the guest speaker at the Feb.
21 Perry Rotary Club meeting. Shown above with Padgett (left), are Rptarian Steve Tullos and
Rose Marie Massey, also with the health department, .
Meet your match at the animal shelter
"No one loves you
unconditionally as your beloved
Meet your match at the Taylor
County Animal Shelter, which
currently has three "adorable"
puppies available for adoption.
Plan a pet "meet and greet" by
calling 838-3525, for an
appointment. The shelter is open
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m. The shelter is also in need
of cat litter, dog food and laundry
By MARK VIOLA
The guest speaker for the Feb. 21
meeting of the Perry Rotary Club
v as Tiffanee Padgett, ARNP, with
the Taylor County' 'Health
Padgett spoke about women's
health and the services provided by
the TCHD for women.
"Women are the framework for a
healthy community," she said. ,
The health department offers
ser' ices regarding reproductive
health, osteoporosis, sexual,
t folence, AIDs and other sexually
transmitted diseases,. family
planning, abstinence education and
maternal health care.
According to Padgett, TCHD
serves men, women and children of
all ages, although their focus is on
low income and indigent members
of the community.
In order to provide maternal
health services, TCHD is partnered
with Tallahassee .Memorial
Hospital's Family Practice and
Residency Clinic,, which sends
staff here once a week for those
Nho cannot travel to Tallahassee or
Gainesville for care.
The Florida Department of
Health has started a new abstinence
program with television, radio and
print advertisements highlighting
the theme, "It's great to
Taylor County has received a
grant as part of the program for
education, Padgett said.
Taylor County's abstinence
programs use the "A. C. Green"
curriculum, named after the
basketball player who created it.
Using the slogan, "I've got the
power," the program emphasizes
ownership of one's body,
responsibility, purpose, setting
of boundaries, decisions,
persuasion and the power of
According to Padgett, TCHD is
currently trying to gain more
community partners, strengthen
relationships with its existing
partners and increase outreach
No joke: chili cook-off
will be held on April 1
Start simmering--the fourth annual Rotary Club Chili Cook-Off will be
held Saturday, April 1, in conjunction with the fourth annual Florida State
More than in $2,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded in four overall
categories: Best Overall, Hottest, Judges' Choice and People's Choice.
"Bottomless bowls" of chili will be available for $5.
A $20 entry fee applies. For more information, contact the Perry/Taylor
County Chamber of Commerce at 584-5366.
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Civil Air Patrol (CAP): second and fourth
Mon., 7p.m., main hangar at the Perry/Foley
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry:. first Monday ol each
month, Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce at noon.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., atl Jerkins
. Community Center.
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe. i
Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday,
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday nights, 7;30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third Wed.,
7 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first
and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine .Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Road). :'
Perry Woman's Club: second Wed.,
noon (Sept. to May; subject to change).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe. Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: third
Taylor County Leadership Council: Wed. at 18820 Beach Road, 6 p.m.
second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins Tourism Development Council: second
Community Center. Wed. 5 p.m., at Chamber of Commerce.
VnlueXIII: firstMonn 7:30 n m Call .584- .
Airport Advisory Commission: fourth
Monday, 12,noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
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
South Jefferson Street.
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
. Social Security: representatives, second
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon; cocthduse annex.
Taylor County Construdtion License
Board Meeting: third Pri., 2 p.m.,
Taylor County Development Authority:
second Mon., 5 p.m. at Capital City Bank,
Taylor County School Board: first and
third Tues., 7 p.m.
Taylor County Soil & Water Board:
fourth Mon., 7 p.m., Chaparral Steakhouse.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2 p.m.,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
` FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Monday,
7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Florida Forest Festival Board of
Directors: first Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.,
Chamber of Commerce. Call 584-TREE
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Tuesday,
7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League .of Perry
(HELP): second Thurs., 1:30 p.m., Forest
Capital Hall. Call 584-8553 or 584-9207.
(Public) Horseback Ride Nights every
third Tuesday of the month from 4-9 p.m. at
the Taylor County Ag/Equestrian Arena. $5
fee and current negative Coggins required.
For more information, call 584-5900.
Humane Society of Taylor County:
second Wednesday, 6 p.m., Forest Capital
La Leche League International: second
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Miles of Smiles Clown Alley: first
Thursday, .7 p.m., at 901 North 'Calhoun
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and third
Friday. Call 584-3826.
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second
and fourth Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal grounds,
Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: first
Saturday, Oak Hill Village on Woods Creek
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday, Golden
Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
Republican Party of Taylor County:
second Thursday of every month at 315 N
Quincy Street. Please e-mail Tommie
Stanaland at email@example.com or call
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., at
the district building on Beach Road.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce.
Call 584-9656 or 584-3617 or e-mail taylor
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, second Tues., 5:30
p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society: third
Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society building.
Society's museum is open every Thursday,
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: second Sat., 10 a.m. Arena
located on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public
Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital Hall.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are
held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(closed), 8 p.m., at Heritage House on
Washington Street, across from public
library; and another AA group which meets
Monday, Wednesdays and. Thursday at
Serenity House, 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:
fourth Tues., noon, 107 East Green Street.
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon,,
9 a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.
Narcotics Anonymous: every Tuesday,
7 p.m., at St. James Episcopal Church, 1100
West Green Street, in the church library,
These are open meetings to those interested
SHARE distribution: fourth Sat., 9 a.m.,
at First United Methodist Church.
The Way: Christ-centered recovery
group, meets on Fridays at 7 p.m. at
Serenity House on Hwy. 98 W., across from
BP Station. Open to alcoholics, addicts,
family members and friends.
AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS Ladies
Auxiliary: third Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion Post #96: first
Tuesday,; 7 p.m., American Legion Hall,
American Legion, Steinhatchee Post
291: fourth Tues. 8 p.m. !
Sons of AMVETS: second Tuesday,
7 p.m., 2499 Woods Creek Road.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Tuesday at VFW Post on Center Street,
7 p.m. For additional information, please call
VFW Post #9225: second Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).
SPrize catch lures anglers
Recently, several students of
the Pride of Taylor high school
band participated in the Florida
District Solo & Ensemble
"For this festival, students.
volunteer to perform a solo Or as
a small ensemble in front of a
judge for a rating. (The students
who participated had a very
successful weekend," reported
Band Director Brett Wilson.
Ben Batten and Gerard
Massey earned a "Superior"
rating for a percussion duet; Lee
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Writer: Bring back the original
0 = intent of the U.S. constitution
Letters to the Editor
Writer asks: What will power plant do for us?
To those of you who think that
the power plant will benefit you
and your county, I ask you this?Y
Who told you it would? Then ask
yourself what have you seen in
writing that it would be so? What
has backed up the words? Proof
Looking past the jobs that are
promised, what will it do for us?
They will pay no taxes. They will
not give us any electricity, so your
Bill will not be reduced. Ask your
current electric supplier. There will
be more land needed for additional
rail spurs. There will be more land
needed for those monstrous
electric carrying lines to the north,
south, east and someday west.
They will take your land by
eminent domain, who will set the
Are you a union worker, and/or
OSHA qualified? If ,not don't
expect, a job on construction (or
maybe not even in the plant), I1
don't think you will get one. So
where are these workers coming
from? After construction what are
Y the positions? No one has been
forthcoming in clarifying any of
The railroad will clean up
(money wise) on hauling
thousands of tons *of coal; the
limestone company will do the
same, over our already battered
roadway. When the lines go down
during a storm who will fix them?
Speaking of storms: where will.
the coal dust fly, the fly ash, and
the limestone dust?
Local businesses that would
benefit might be motels,
campgrounds, restaurants, stores.
Yes some of the money may stay
here, but some may not. The time
frame of construction has been cut
from five years to four. What
happens at the end of that time?
The motels are empty. The
restaurants go back to the locals.
The stores are ordering less stock.
The campgrounds are depending
on the travelers, again.
Economic slow down equals
Will Perry then join the ranks of
other small towns with businesses
closing because the glut of new
money has traveled on? Or will the
county find 'another obnoxious
business to be built on the existing
land owned by the Taylor Energy
Center? Center to me means core.
Will it be the core of additional
companies of the same ilk? Once
the land is zoned for industrial or
power plant, what is to stop the
I am probably the world's worst
pessimist, but I see absolutely no
advantage to having this behemoth
in our backyard when all we reap
(after construction) is the dregs of
its pollution, air borne and on the
Parents applaud quick response
We would like to take this
opportunity to express our
sincerest thanks to those who kept
our family in their thoughts and
prayers after our daughter's recent
We would like to say a special
"thank you" to the following
emergency response personnel
who attended to our daughter on
Jan. 16: EMS, Janie Sites and
Chris Williams; Taylor County
Fire Department, Jeremy
Denmark, Michael Jones and Terry
Winstead; Perry Police
Department, Dodd Franklin and
Dwight Norris; Air Medic One,
Tim Alexander, Jerry Fortner,
Kelly Winstead and Jeff Johnson;
Michael Lundy and Dr. Khalil
.* Please see page 3
Thanks given for
More folks to sincerely thank for
their tremendous outpouring of
love for our Taylor County
We sincerely thank Debbie's
Jewels, Golden Corral, SaveALot,
Charlotte's Hair Care-Charlotte
Murphy-Betty Ann Gregory, New
Dimensions Health and Fitness
Center, Reflection's Hair Salon,
Inc., Sister's Mercantile Tea Room
and Gallery, His, Hers, and Ours
Salon and Spa, Photos, Frames and
Trophies, Inc., Changes "A Salon,"
Rosehead Junction, Pat Head,
Judy Bethea and Janice Ricketson.
We cannot thank everyone
enough for your generosity.
Because of everyone who worked
so hard and donated so much, our
seniors at the center will enjoy and
benefit from your efforts.
A. J. Burch, OAA Coordinator
Taylor Senior Citizens Center
I would like to comment on the
letter in the March 1, 2006, paper
by Ben Kimmell and the previous
letter by the concerned group of
Christians. Mr. Kimmell's letter
gave some very pertinent details on
the subject of Christianity as it
currently relates to our federal and
state governments which in turn
unfortunately determine the state
of our current "education system."
Mr. Kimmell stated, "Legally the
teaching of creationism has" been
deemed unconstitutional in the
courts "as A violation of the
Unfortunately there are too many
people these days who have, in my
opinion, the wrong idea of what the
founders of this country intended
when they wrote the establishment
clause. The establishment clause's
intent is pretty clear. The intent is
that Congress cannot mandate or
establish state religion.
I firmly believe that the original
intent of this clause was to protect
religion from the state (federal
government) instead of what we
have today where for all intents
and purposes the state is required
to ban all religion (mostly
Christian) from anything in which
the state is involved. It is actually
this invalid interpretation of the
"establishment clause" that is
unconstitutional due to the fact that
it limits the freedom of religious
statement (speech) of all people.
As far as the schools are concerned
and another good example of an
unconstitutional act is the very fact
that the federal government is
involved in our public school and
curriculums at all. These are good
examples of the "chains" that we
need to break in order bring, the
original intent of the Constitution
back in order to protect our and our
There is one state, I believe it
was Oregon, that has made a very
smart decision. The local state
government took the "No Child
Left Behind" mandate out of their
schools and basically told the
federal government to keep the
money that is offered to the state
for implementing the federal
program. These federal programs
are not mandatory! The federal
government cannot make them
mandatory because it would
violate the constitution (fifth
amendment) to do so. So how do
they get around this? They simply
tell the states that if they don't
implement the programs they don't
get the federal funding.
All of these federal programs
(No Child Left Behind; Goals
2000, etc., etc.) are all programs
that were developed using
information from the old Soviet
poly-technical and the school-to-
work programs. These programs
by design have a secular-humanist,
socialist agenda. Thus, our
children become exposed and
overrun with this government-
implemented education system,
which is purposely intended to
remove any religious, patriotic, or
constitutional beliefs. Here are a
few quotes from people involved in
the "evolution" of this educational
system that will shed some light on
"You can't make socialists out. of
individualists. Children who know
how to think for themselves spoil
the harmony of the collective
society which is coming, where
everyone is interdependent." --
John Dewey, "the father of modem
education" (Dewey taught the
professors that would in that time
train America's teachers)
In 1936, the.National Education
Association stated their position,
from which they have never
wavered: "We stand for socializing
,"* Please see page 5
Patient appreciates care at DMH
I recently had the need to use our
emergency room, where. I was
attended to by Dr. Khodr. I could
not have gotteni better care.
I awoke with chest pains, but I
was able to drive myself to the ER.
Dr. Khodr instantly put me "at
ease" and assured me all would be
well. Needless to say I was still
scared to death because I was alone
due to the fact that my husband
works in another state,
Dr. Khodr ordered all kinds of
tests including a stomach
ultrasound which determined that I
I was admitted tp the hospital
later in the day and I had
gallbladder surgery under the.
wonderful care of Dr. Barrette. I
spent several days in ICU, as this
was a very complicated gallbladder
I would like to personally thank
Drs. Khodr, Barrette, Sulbaran and
all the wonderful nurses in the ER,
ICU and on the floor. They all
made my stay in the hospital a little
bit more bearable and treated me
like I was their only patient. I
can't thank them enough for my
wonderful care. I ended up
spending almost seven days in the
hospital, five of which were in
I wish I could remember all the
nurses' names but there were so
many. Just know that I really
appreciate the great care and
kindness that was shown to me.
Janet Bach Malbrough
5 :z She Tried
-' *- .. By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
During the coldest days of these winter orange juice every morning of the 365-
months, I have done battle with the day year and put anti-bacterial soap in
elements...and with the son. each bathroom.
"You're going to catch your death of I have cooked more meals than many
pneumonia," I assured him as he played mothers. I know, hoping to fend off
basketball--barefoot, no less--in ?0- illness with good nutrition. I have kept
degree weather. the heat ard a/c at reasonable levels,
His response? He paused, and aimed and made sure we had clean jackets,
for the hoop. socks and caps.,
"Put on some socks and shoes," I And here I lie. May they inscribe on
demanded. my headstone, "She tried."
He nodded, he paused and shot the I made some valiant attempts to
basketball again, appear well before I finally admitted
"Now, I insisted, that there is not enough lipstick in this
He made another three-pointer before world to make a unhealthy woman
finding a random set of socks and shoes appear healthy. There is not enough
closest to the back door--the shoes may chicken soup; there is not enough hot
be cleats or fishing boots, the socks may tea.
be mine or the husband's, but they are, In my lucid moments, I thought great
without a doubt, shoes and socks. thoughts. There were days when I could
Demanding more is too demanding. have written the sequel to "The Wizard
But that's not where the nightmare of Oz." I studied the placement of the
ends. Very often on those cold days, my moon in the night sky, and wondered
next glimpse of this boy was the most how people with legitimate, life-
horrifying. He would emerge, wet from threatening illnesses get through their
head to toe--having been riding that way days and nights. I remembered to be
on his four-wheeler for 40 minutes, thankful, although I spent plenty of
covered with mud, dripping with water, time on the opposite end of that
overcome with happiness. spectrum too.
Imagine my displeasure, and consider And, finally,. on Sunday I decided, "I
his greeting: "I've got on socks and may live."
shoes." -The irrepressible human spirit is
So my strategy changed. always pleased with that
"Take off those clothes, socks and shoes pronouncement, and I was happy to
in the garage and get in this house," I have found my way to it, too.
shout. "Take a hot shower and don't go But I'm none the wiser for the whole
out again." experience. Just confused. I suspect
The feature film length of this battle germs are now smarter than they used
over the elements with the son played in to be. They watch television, visit travel
surround-sound in my head last week websites and analyze current public
when I realized I had been taken captive health trends. So they have to revert to
by the flu, and he hadn't blown his nose unexpected methods of attack and
in three days. I was flat on my back, seizure---through socks, shoes and
sick as a dog, and he was still running vitamin C, I suspect.
around me barefoot, wondering if I So I don't know whether to say to the
could fix him something to eat. son, "Put on some socks and shoes;
How is it possible that I would be sick you're going to catch your death of
and he would be well? pneumonia," or to join him on the
I have choked multi-vitamins down basketball court, barefoot, refusing to
every one of us, including the dog. I watch my hands or clean my ears.
have taken vitamin C. I have served When does life get easy?
Wednesday, March 8, 2006
123 S. Jefferson Street P.O. Box 888
Perry, Florida (850) 584-5513
DONALD D. LINCOLN
DEBBIE CARLTON, SUSAN H. LINCOLN
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TRUE members travel to hear author
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., author of
"Crimes Against Nature" and
senior attorney for Natural
Resources Defense Council, will
be the keynote speaker today
(Wednesday) at the 12th annual
Public Interest Environmental
Conference, "In Fairness to Future
Generations," at the University of
Florida Levin College of Law.
His speech will begin at 8 p.m. at,
the Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts; admission is free
and open to the public. The doors Environment)
.open at 7 p.m. Gainesville to
Local members of TRUE (Taylor carpool or get
Residents 'United for the call 584-4329.
will travel to
Smiths to perform Thursday
,- Connie and Marlin Smith will-
present a musical program for
seniors at the Taylor Senior
Citizens Center Thursday, March
9, beginning at 11 a.m.
-The Smiths will perform all-
time favorites along with some
For more information about
services and programs offered at
the senior center, please call 584-
Letters to the Editor
'I have found myself and I am happy'
Dear Editor, dropped out? I will go to school running up in my race-witn. am
I have always been passionate until I become an attorney. And I looking for a cure for cancer, how
about my rights, music and in my loved my father regardless of to annihilate hate groups in
endeavors,'especially when I feel I anything that he may have done. I Florida, feed Africa, and use my
have been violated. I have learned loved him and I will not disown brains and talents to help my
some valuable lessons in my life. him for anyone. family, charities and remain Christ
One of the many lessons that I will never be a Judaist, or like.
have learned is how to comprehend disown a man that loved me, and I am not perfect: I am down-to-
spirits. There are good and bad nor do I believe in giving up and earth, honest, caring, and I am able
spirits, but lately I have with 'the grace of God I have to express myself through music. It
encountered many people with evil accomplished things that the was all God. I never thought I
spirits or bad intentions, average teenager has not. would have held many leadership
Since I have graduated from I am not worried about what positions, performed in
junior college, and enrolled in one people may say or think' because competitions at important, events,
of Florida's many universities, I even "the people of Jesus' time" honored with, awards, earned a
have been faced with many talked about and spat in his face. degree and vigorously working
people's pessimistic views. For the He was even persecuted; Satan has toward my second degree.
past two months, I have beerfasked A.d.i.s, persecuted Jesus' people. I I have found myself and I am
how long will I go to school? Who have better things on my mind, happy.
was my father? And even have I than the street mess that they are Katie Blalock
'God's hands guided every moment'
Continued from page 2
The emergency room staff at
Shands recognized the excellent
treatment and care that our
daughter received prior to arriving
in Gainesville. This care- was
instrumental in allowing our
daughter to make a complete
I For that we simply say "thank
'you" because there aren't enough
words that can express our'
gratitude. Taylor County is"
fortunate to have such well trained
iand. capable emergency response
pI: rs:,nnel in our community.
;,;-As. we acknowledge and give
rluiils to each of you for the role
.,,u played in response to the
.p.apcident, we continue to thank God
fo r His provision throughout this
experience. We know God
,orchestrated every detail of the day
of the accident. It is God who had
.each individual staffed in your
positions that day. We know God,
i,placed Dr. Afsh: on the scene- at
-p.recisely the right time. We know
-,God's hands guided every person*
'and ,every moment. We've had
numerous stories told to us about
how every moment "ticked like
clockwork" in record time, from
the 911 call to the Air Medic One
So we take this opportunity not
only to say thank you to the
personnel from the Taylor County
EMS, the Taylor County Fire
Department, the Perry Police
Department, Air Medic One and
Dr. Afsh, but also to say thank you
to our Heavenly Father, for "with
God all things are possible"
Greg and Laurie Wynn
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Daytime lane closures for a half a mile beginning at 7:30 a.m. each weekday i-n the two-lane_
section between the end of the four lane east of Perry and the Fenholloway River Bridge .(aboui
three miles total) can be expected while crews mill and resurface the travel lanes. (Above;
Crews pave U.S. 27 east of Perry between the Fenholloway River and J.S. Moore Avenue
(formerly Maple Avenue). The urban section was finished last week and the paving has now
moved to the two-lane rural section.
Jon D. Caminez
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Small ads...big deals!!
M ISCLLNOUORR NT'
I am a Baptist Missionary going to the
Philippines. I need to sell the following to
raise money for the trip. 32 FT Silver
Streak travel trailer, all aluminum with full
rear bath, twin center beds, full kitchen and
living room, very good shape $7500. A
1984 Dodge D150 pickup, dark blue, body
in great shape, slant six needs a oil pump,
has a short bed, 4 speed stick std trans
AC, $750. An ONAN generator with a cyl
Wisconsin air cooled gas engine, has 110
or 220 volts with lots of gages and dials.
%500. Clark at 850-443-9806 (Perry)
Whirlpool Gold stainless steel refrigerator
and glass-top, cast-iron dinette set. Call
,VACATION RENTALS! Cherry Lake 4
-bedroom log home sleeps 16, ski, finh,
swim, Accommodates 2-3 families, 20
-minutes from Wild Adventures. Call 904-
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For Sale!! Used Dryers have 8 in stock
need to move them all $99.00 each call
Mark at 584-6021
Double sided Jumbo Plush Pillow top
mattress set. New in Plastic. List price
$995. Sell for $299. Call 850-528-1422.
Duracraft Bran Saw 12 inch 2 speed $45,
Plainer by set Equipment $150, Sears
Craftsman 10 inch Radial Arm Saw $175
with stand, 10 inch Radial Arm Saw Black
& Decker $145, Dremel 12 inch Scroll Saw
2 speed $45, Mekita Chop Saw with
Degrees $75, Edison 10 inch Bran Saw
$45, Paint Compressor Hoses & Gun, with
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stand $145 CALL MARK at 584-6021 !!l
2 prom dresses for sale size 3-4. One slim
fitting deep purple, one full skirt w/ built in
crinoline cream color w matching size 7
shoe. Call after 5:30 (223-2406.)
Total Electric 2 B/R 1 Bath mobile'home
central Heat/AC $365 per month, plus
$250 deposit. Application required some
restrictions apply. Call 584-3889.
4 B/R 2 Bath 24x60 Double wide central
heat/AC, total electric appliances. Located
2 miles 'down Beach Rd, In small clean
Quiet Park, Water, sewer, garbage and
lawn care included. $485 per month, plus
deposit. Application required, some
restrictions apply 584-3889
RV space available to rent at Deckle
Beach. Call 584-4166,
House for Rent 3 bed/2 bath $650 month;
2 bedroom apartment $400 Call 584-4678
3/1 brick house close to downtown, new
carpets throughout, new paint, 2 car
carport, Large backyard, $625 month. 103
West Ash Street. Call 561-856-8771.,
3,bed/2 bath DW, on quiet'on6 acre land"
on dead-end street, just outside city limits.
$5507 month + security deposit. Small pets
OK with pet deposit. Ready to move into
by 3/12/06. Contact David Singletary @
cooking for applicants! Apply now for 1, 2
ad 3 bedroom apartments. Equal Housing
opportunity Call 850-584-5668. 709 W.
church St., Perry, FL 32347. TDD/TTY
louse for rent! 3 bed/1 1/2 bath, great
Neighborhood. Tile/carpet floors, fenced
.ard.with large shed. Close to schools. No
pets $595 month + $900 deposit. Total .
gown $1495. Call 352-429-2495, Call
anytime leave message.
Forest Capital Apartments
Major Appliances Furnished
(1) 2-Bedroom Apt.
I $390 per mo.
S with $250 deposit
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For more information call
Nancy at 584-6666
Southern Villas of Perry!!
HUD Vouchers accepted. 1 and 2 bedroom
HC and non-HC accessible apartments.
Call 85C-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315
Puckett Rd. Perry, FL 32347. Equal
Mobile Home RV Park lot for rent. $125 per
month, water included. Call 850-567-1523.
Office Space for rent. Hwy. 19 South at the
Junction of C.R. 30. Will modify to. fit your
need. Excellent location. Contact Jay or
Keith at 850-973-2277 or 584-8252
For Rent 3 bed/2 bath, 2-story house
located in town $560 rent + last month +
$500 damage deposit. No pets. Leave'
message to call back 223-3227.
Lake front with boat slip in.Madison, FL. 4
bed/ 2 bath spacious home. All new
appliances, Jen Air grill & griddle. Gas log
fire place in bedroom. Wrap around porch.
$1200 month + $1200 deposit. 850-973-
For Sale 87 mobile Home 14x70 good
condition, needs some improvement, all
appliances, and central air & heat must be
moved, asking $7,000 OBO. Call 578-
2779 after 5:00 P.M.
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2 BR/ 1 BA, central AC/Heat, 1 acre
$98,000 call 584-3213 or 371-1954.
House for Sale by Owner, 3 bedroom, 2
bath, car garage with electric door opener,
heat pump, 2554 sq, ft. heated floor space,
fireplace, one acre, outside tool shed,
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call 223-0154 or 843-0135.
Land for sale, 221 between Shiloh Church
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Please call (386) 658-1346 or (850) 584-
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Unique. like you.
WVorking in the unique field of correctional
healthcare may be just what you're looking
for. At Prison health Services'i, you have
' i e ,f ,,pporiunii'.,3a i proVde,,y?, u i rtle
,-a ni plnri care you always have, in
an environment that is a little different. If
you're tired of the daily routine, join us at
the Taylor Correctional Institution in one of
the following positions:
*Director of Nursing
BSN or. at least 2 years in a
*RNs and LPNs
FT, PT, and PRN
Try something different. We offer excellent
pay and benefits and a safe, secure
environment. Contact Dave Hall at: 850-
838-4000, ext. 069; fax: 850-838-4081.
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-
Track Hoe Operator, offroad Dump Truck
Drivers maybe Shift Work. Job location,
Cabbage Grove, New Quarry. Call 850-
Leading national propane marketer
Southeast Propane has immediate
opening for an energetic route sales driver
for their. Perry, Florida based operation.
Candidates must possess strong
customer service skills, team player
attitude along with a Class B CDL license
with an air brake endorsement. Clean
driving record a must. Excellent starting
salary with competitive benefit program for
the qualified candidate. EOE. For
consideration for this position please fax
your resume to (850) 584-6669 or mail it to:
216 W. Green Street, Perry, FL 32347.
TAYLOR COUNTY BCC POSITION
Mosquito Control Truck Driver
(seasonal/part time) = $6.49/hr.
Entire job description, requirements and
application can be obtained from www.tcfl-
libinfo.com or Taylor Employment
Connections, 1702 S. Jefferson Street.
Positions open until filled. EEO/VP/DT/
background check employer.
BADCOCK HOME FURNITURE & MORE is
seeking a part-time sales person. Working
on Saturday is a must. Apply in person.
1003 S. Jefferson St.
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
WANT TO BUY
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
CalMakSouter d 85) 54-621 s .., S og* so- -066 e
Employment Opportunities at the Boys &
Girls Club of Perry/Taylor County
Summer Prevention Coordinator: Job
responsibilities to include but not limited
to creating, evaluation, and reporting for
grant purposes on the drug, alcohol,
tobacco and teen pregnancy prevention
efforts of the Club, establish and maintain
community partnerships in the area of
prevention. All duties are to be completed
at all three Club sites. Minimum
qualifications: Bachelor's degree or related
Boys & Girls Club or other youth serving
organizational experience. Bachelor's
degree may be substituted with four years
of related experience. Experience in the
field of prevention preferred but not
required. Salary range: $18,500 $23,000
depending on experience, etc. Apply in
person to Lisa English, Director of
Operations at the Administrative office of
the Boys & Girls Club, 202 East Julia
Drive (Old Recreation Department) M-F 9
a.m. 5 p.m. No phone calls please.
Summer Program Director for Veteran's
Park Unit: Job responsibilities and training
to include but not limited to basic
operations, supervising staff a'nd
volunteers, creating, implementing, and
-,.luaiihng programs in all areas of the
Club in cooperation with the Unit Director,
developing daily club program schedule
for approval before the summer term
begins. Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or related Boys & Girls
Club or other youth serving organizational
experience. Bachelor's degree may be
submitted with foui years of related
experience. Salary range: $8 $10 per
hour, negotiable, 30-40 hours per week.
Apply in person to Lisa English, Director of
Operations at the Administrative Office of
the Boys & Girls Club, 202 East Julia
Drive (Old Recreation Department) M-F 9
a.m. 5 p.m. No phone calls please.
Part time General Program" Staff: Jop
duties to be determined on a needs basis'
by Unit and Program Directors. Minimum
qualifications: High school diploma
experience working with youth. Salary
range $6.40 $8.00, 25 40 hours per week
during summer, 10-25 during school year.-
Apply on person to Teresa Newman at the
Veterans Park Unit or Natisha Miller at the
Jerkins Unit, M-F 1 p.m. 6 r rJo phone
i rrrarrimn.:;,ioq.v _practice seeking
d,3i. ie, rju,---,: : FT, PT ahidT'PRN;
e. p iineri:' ,.ir pre-op, post-op, 'operating
-: iT,, ciiri al operations and/or
management preferred; Salary/benefits
commensurate w/experience and position.
Nature Coast EyeCare Institute, Equal
Opportunity Employer, Call: 850-584-27.78
or Fax: 850-838-3937
reach your dreams!
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A Behavioral Health Care Center is
Adult Case Manager #2156
A minimum of a bachelor's degree with a
major in counseling, social work,
psychology, -criminal justice, nursing,
rehabilitation, special education, Health
education, or related human services field;
or. a bachelor's degree and two years full
time or equivalent experience working with
adults experiencing serious mental illness
valid Driver's license. Shift 8 AM 5 PM /
Monday- Friday Salary: $10.75 per hour or
$12.92 OPS Status
Licensed Therapist (#2267a)
Masters degree from an accredited
university or college with a major in the
field psychology, or a related human
services field and two years of
professional' experience in providing
services to percor. .:jilh b h...i.-ral
IrI.- Li_ ; ir: r,-qui, ,d S'.:.m,.- i.:..: 1
travel required. Substance abuse
knowledge preferred. Shift: variable hours,
some Late Afternoon work required.
Clinical SuperviSion Specialist (#1451).
Masters Degree from an accredited
university or college with a major in the
field of counseling, social work,
:. h,.:.l .:. rnur irg rehabilitation,
sp ,:,ai 'd',: i,:r,. health education, or a
related human services, health care, or
management field. Shift: 8 AM 5 PM/
OPS-FEMA Team Leader (#2264)
Masters Degree from an accredited
university or college with a major in the
field of counseling, social work,
psychology, nursing, rehabilitation,
special education, health education, or
related human services field with one (1)
year of full-time or equivalent related
, professional experience or a Bachelors
Degree from an accredited University or
College with a major in the field of
:,'ur, i:7iir,.:, social work, psychology,
nursing, ,erht IIiri,,:.r,, special education,
health education, or a related Human
services field and three (3) years of full-
.time or equivalent related professional
experience Cii, .: ,.' i Wuier i,';r,
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OPS-FEMA Crisis Counselor (#2262)
A bachelor's degree from an accredited
University or college with a major in
:.jr:,ur -iin,,, social work, psychology,
criminal justice, nursing, rehabilitation,
special education, health education, or a
related Human services field; or other
Bachelor's degree from an accredited
University or college with one (1) year of
full-time or equivalent work or volunteer
experience in a social service, health
care, or related field, :,in tir,,ble'
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An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Certified Medical Assistant, Part-Time
Licensed Practical Nurse, Ful-Time
Emergency Medical Tech, PRN
Flight Paramedic, PRN
,Sqqial Wqreer;, PN ,
Licensed Practical Nurse, Full-Time
Physical Therapist Assistant, PRN
Echo Cardiographer, PRN
Medical Lab Tech, Full-Time
Intensive Care Unit:
Registered Nurse, Full-Time
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HOMES a I
Nurses & CNAs
Full-Time or Part-Time,
Certified Activity Director Full-Time
Risk Manager RN Only, Full-Time, Mon.-Fri.
& Rehabilitation Center
207 Marshall Drive Perry, Fl 32347
Drug Free Workplace, Equal Opportunity Employer
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Post Office Box 208
Madison, Florida 32341-0208
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. is
currently accepting applications for the
(1) A lineman at the entry-level position.
The position would be based out of the
Madison office. However, the individual
will be required to reside in the Monticello,
Florida, area. The position will require
outage stand-by during the week and the
weekends as required. All applicants
must possess a valid Florida CDL Class
(2) A lineman at the entry-level position.
The position would be based out of the
Perry office. The individual will be
required to live in the Perry, Florida, area.
The position will require outage stand-by
during the week and the weekends as
required. All applicants must possess a
valid Florida CDL Class A license.
(3) An automotive mechanic at the
advanced level position. The position will
be based out of the Madison office. The
applicant must have working knowledge of
diesel and gasoline engines and hydraulic
systems in addition to basic automotive
repair and maintenance. The salary will
be based upon experience and training.
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an
equal opportunity employer and a drug free
and smoke free work place. Tri-County
Electric Cooperative, Inc., offers a benefit
and retirement package. The closing date
for the accepting applications is March 31,
2006. Applications may be obtained from
Tri-County Electric Cooperativels offices.
Applications should be returned'to the
attention of Tri-County Electric
Cooperatives Engineering and Operations
Department. Tri-County Electric
CooperatiVe reserves the right to reject
any and all applications.
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 Hodse 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
2001 Blaster. Lots of after market parts.
Runs great. $1800. call 223-1053 or 672-
1996 Yamaha Wave Runner 3 with trailer.
Adult owned. $2,000. 584-4830
NEW 10 cubic FT. Pull behind trailers.
Great for yard work, pull behind ,.:,lr
mower. Have 40 in stock Must S.-bin "
$80.00 each. Call Mark at 584-6021
2004 Yamaha 19 ft.. Blue Wave, 90 horse
power motor. Excellent condition. Needing
pay off, too many kids not enough money.,
around $9,000. Great deal!!! Call us @
223-1863 or 584-5085. Ask for Candy or
14 ft. fiber glass boat, 15 horse Evinrude
motor & tilt trailer $800 Call 850-584-5537.
1995 Century 2001 Boat, Motor & Trailer
21" with 150 Yamaha Saltwater Series motor,
galvanized tandem axle trailer, bimini top, bow
rails, New VHF radio, New AM/FM/CD player,
fresh water washdown, raw water washdown,
Garmin dash mount GPS, 2 livewells with air
pump/fish well, custom leaning post, hydraulic
steering, stainless steel prop, full safety gear,
dive ladder and platform, anchor walk and lock,
EXCELLENT CONDITION...READYTO FISH!
Call Bart @ (352) 489-5781 (days)
(850) 584-8563 (evenings)
2002 Dodge Ram 4x4 Quad cab 4.7L V8'
Silver, 120K miles(hwy.) and noW
mechanical problems, includes: sat. radio;,
UWS toolbox, Rhino bed liner, BFG A/T'
tires, power int., tow pack., extras. Call'-'
Arthur 919-291-6254 $13,500 negotiable.
Need to sell!
1995 Honda Accord LAX, V6, 4-door
Sedan; also 1988 Camaro 350, 4-speed,_
1992 Caprice Classic Small V8, AC, new
tires, Full Power, runs excellent. $2350
y99 5 C9,Aolel, Sdverdl,5 Z7,-,
CD/tape/FM & AM, automatic, heated
seats, leather, three door, tool box, itre-s
rims, cruise control, 5.3 liter, call 223-
1984 Mercury Grand Marquee call 584-'
For Sale-1974 Bronco- Runs grealr ne*
brakes/ needs some body work- Great
Hunting vehicle Sale at F2800 00 Can ,
If You Need Engines or
B-5 The Taco Times March 8, 2006
Wanted dead or alive: Junk cars, trucks,
tractors, etc. Wanted Izuzu and Toyota
trucks for export. 386-688-3999.
/2 year old Bull Mastiff. Free to a good
home. Call 584-5219
MISSING- Cherished Black Lab/ Spaniel
mix last seen wearing an orange collar
with a blue Rabies tag. Reward available if
found want information dead or alive. Call
584-9892 or B43-0180
Stay at Home Mom of two year old will
baby-sit, Mon. Fri., 6 AM 5:30 PM, Call
for details. 223-0203 or 843-4808.
Whole Sale Transmissions used & rebuilt,
I also buy old transmissions for Cores.
850-843-2904, or 850-584-3193.
VIOLET HiLTON'S CLFANING SERVICE
Licensed and Insured.
Home, Business, parties, etc.., You will
see a difference! References available.
Work Guaranteed. Call 850-843-1112 (cell)
or for emergency cleaning call 850-584- -
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you,
30 years experience. 850-838-9050.
Please leave message.
J.D.'s Tree Service' and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
The Handyman experts, honest work!
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
584-3776 (office). 25 years,.
Palm Trees Done Professionally! 20 year
experience, stump grinding, tree trimming,
Licensed & Insured. Call John at 850-672-
Tile and Stone
Kitchen and Bath
A/C, Appliance, Mobile Home Repairs'
'Clay Swindle L.L.C.
All types of remodeling, painting, framing,
add Do-, additions. Free Estimates.
C.mrmmercal & Residential. Call 850-223-
1780 or 043-1941. experienced, Licensed
Y o u e T r e d t e R e t ..
Werebuild all transmission rear ends, transfer
cases...complete, fidl drive trains.
4x4's, Front Wheel & Rear
Wheel Drive .
Foreign or. Domestic-
5 Speed Transmission
Now Accepting Applications
Managers, Traine s
Sale Clerks (Full-Time & Part-Time)
Deli Food Service Positions (Full-Time & Part-Time)
Sales Associate Cashier Positions
(Full-Time & Part-Time)
Salary based on experience, benefits offer
included, healthcare insurance available
Apply in person at any
Waco Food Store
or Ware Oil & Supply
2715 S. Byron Butler Pkwy., Perry, Fl.
Buddy's Pressure washing. Lawn Service
Gutter Roof Cleaning, and lots more. Call
for free estimates. 223-2342. If no answer
please leave message.
Comfort cycle exercise bike very good
condition price when new $600. I am
asking $150. Call me at 850-584-6152
leave message if no answer.
A 2- Z Farm and Lawn Services
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling,
rake work and complete lawn services.
Call 584-6737, leave message.
A+ Blanco Home Cleaning Service, (850)
672-1298, Letty Blanco, Licensed &,
Kellow Appliance Sales and Service. We
have over 50 refurbished appliances in
stock now. Washers, dryers, refrigerators,
electric stoves, window a/c units, stack
unit w/d, RV w/d, wringer washer and dish
washer, $100 and up, with warranty. We do
in-home service and in-stop repair, 1302 N.
Jefferson Street, Perry. (850) 584-7773.
Dries in 3-4 hours
I, Paul Waldron, will not be responsible for
any debts other than my own effective
February 22, 2006.
I, Robert Seth Harper, will not be
responsible for any debts other than my
own effective March 8, 2006.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE
The Storage Place, Highway 98W In
Perry, Florida announces a public sale to
be held on Friday, March 17', 2006 at'
12:00 P.M. The sale will be held at the
storage facility located on Hwy 98W in
The sale is being held to satisfy a
.1-,- .,:., -, lien, everything sold Is
..: .: r. :,- i "as is" "where is" for cash. The
storage place reserves the right to
cancel any public sale that Is-
advertised. Also, the storage place
-eserves the right to no sale, a unit if
deemed necessary. The units being
sold are as follows:
P08 David Strickland
P20 & P23 Zina Watkins
P32 & P34 Gall Oliver
P35 Roy Taber
P36 Marilyn Wigginton
P55 Rita Edwards
P62 Theresa Bulger
P63 Cynthia Mobley
P67 Annette Leathers
P70 Erin McCray .
P78 Jennifer Murphy
P89 Tommy Williams
IN THE COUNTY COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY,
Case No. 62-2006-CC-057-OOA-01.
NOTICE OF ACTION
Notice is hereby given that a 'petition to
determine ownership of a motor vehicle
has been filed and you are required to
serve a copy of your written objections,
If any, on DALLAS RANDOLPH, whose
address Is P.O. Box 322 Steinhatchee,
Florida 32359 who is the petitioner, on or
before March 16, 2006 and file the
original with the clerk of the court either
before service on the petitioner, or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Witness my hand and seal of this court
on the 16th day of February, 2006, at
Taylor County, Florida.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Salina Ford
Notic is hereby given to Carolyn
Denise Sapp, unless payment Is made
on 1994 Mits. VIN#JA3AP47H1RY019186.
Vehicle will be auctioned on the 28th of
March at 9:00 A>M> at Larry's Tow and
FRITH Bookkeeping & Income Tax
Over,20 Years Experience
515 W. Main St.
Hugh D. & Betty Poppell
Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-12
Evenings by Appt.
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 06-042-CP
In Re: The Estate of:
MARY ALICE HODGEf,,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MARY
ALICE HODGES, deceased, whose date
of death Was September 11, 2005; File
Number 06-042-CP is pending in the
Circuit Court for Taylor County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
Post Office Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348.
SThe names and addresses of the co-
personal representatives and the co-
personal representatives attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedentis estate, on whom a
copy of this notice has been served,
must file their claims with This court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE .OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM. ,
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedentis estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE'
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE,
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
Is: MARCH 1, 2006..
. SMITH, SMITH & MOORE
ATTORNEYS AT LAW; P.A.
MICHAEL S. SMITH .. .
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 169621, .
P.O. Drawer 579
Perry, Florida 32348
Fax: (850) 584-7148
BELINDA GAIL WYNN
8102 N. Sheldon Road #1903
Tampa, FL 33615
In The 'Circuit Court for Taylor County,
Walter Mortgage :e' i,:-ir.'. Inc.
Case No: 06-053-CA
Hosea Jackson; Teresa Tensley
NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following defendantss:
Teresa Tensley Jackson
502 West Drew Street
Perry, Florida 32347
You are notified that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following'
.property In TAYLOR County, Florida:
Commence at the Intersection of the
Southerly right-of-way of Drew Street in
the City of Perry, Taylor County, Florida
and the Easterly right-of-way line if the
-Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, said
Intersection being monumented by on
Iron pin; then run Easterly along the
S.:urneri, right-of-way line of Drew Street
8' r eoot for a trLe- P ,tr o. f Be..airinir,.
thence .,uir an 'r,eil:.i orngle .;. j
degrees oand run Southerly 324.0 feet,
more or less, to the thread-of-the-stream
-of Spring Creek; thence run Westerly
along said thread-of-the-stream of
Spring Creek 60.0.feei more or less,
thence ru'r. iiorrn, ei, .08 0 feet, more or
less, to poitr .r, rr,' e Southerly right-of-
way line of Drew Street monumented by
an Iron Pin; thence ruh Eastedrly along
said Southerly right-of-wqy line.60.0 feet
to the True Point pf Beginning, said
described parcel of land captaining
0.4'1 acres, more or less, and lyiIng and
being in the Southwest Quarter of the
Soujrne:r.Quarer .(SW1/4 of SW1/4) of,
eci,.'.r, .I T.,,..n!nlp 4 South, Range 7
East, Taylor County, Florida.
has e-enr, riled against you and you're
requlred'to serve a copy of your ..rineri
defenses, if any, to It gn the attorney for.
Nixon & Associates
3105 W. Waters Ave,. Suite 204
Tampa, FL 33614
onm oel afre 1arcr, 31 2006 .-r within 30
day.; or mne risrt pubicaltcn 'o rris notice
of ccrion. na rise rre Originral faith the
Clerk of this Court either, before service
on Plaintiff's attorneys or Immediately,
thereaoter olrerise a default will be
enrereq again'.r you for the relief
demanded.ln the Complaint,
Dated dn February'24, 2006
Clerk. of the Circuit Court, TAYLOR
P.O. Box 620 Perry, FL 32847
By: Marti Lavalle D.C.
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act, Persons with Disabilities
needing a speelal accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the A.D.A Administrator for the
Clerk of the Circuit Court not later than 7
days prior to the proceeding, at If
hearing Impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771,
voice 1-800-955-8770. This Is not a court
Notice Is hereby given to FORD CREDIT
TILTING TRUST unless payment Is made'
on 1999 FORD MUSTANG
VIN#1FAFP47V2XF184935 for towing
service on 2/12/2006. Vehicle will be
auctioned on the 24th day of March,
2006, at 10 a.m. at Thomas Chevrolet,
2128 Hwy. 19 S., Perry, Fl.
GULF COS -..
ROO NG. Galvalume
Full line of 3' Wide
accessories In stock Painted
Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cut to your desired lengths Delivery Service Available
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.
Notice is hereby given to Kimberly Lynnr
Carter, unless payment is made on 199t
P L Y M V 0 Y A-G-E-R.
VIN#1P4FH44RXLX155892. Vehicle. will be,;
auctioned on the 28th of March at 90:(
A>M> at Larry's Tow and Recovery..
'to fight for t
Continued from page 2
The N.E.A. in its "Policy For
American Education" stated, "The
major problem of education in our
times arises out of the fact that we
live in a period of fundamental
social change. In the new
democracy [we were a Republic]
education must share in the
responsibility of giving purpose
and direction to social change. The
major function of the school is the
social orientation of the
individual. Education must operate
according to a well-formnulated
Paul Haubner, specialist for the
N.E.A., tells us, "The schools,
cannot allow parents to influence
the kind of values-education their
children receive in school; that is
what is wrong with those who say
there is a universal system of
values. [Christians?] Our
(humanistic) goals' are
incompatible with theirs. We
must change their values."
Professor Chester M. Pierce,
M.D., professor of education and
psychiatry at Harvard,'has this to
say: "Every 'child in America
entering school at the age of five
is mentally ill because he comes
to school with certain allegiance
to our,Founding Fathers, toward,
our elected officials, toward his
parents, toward a belief in a
supernatural being and toward the
sovereignty 6f this nation as a
separate entity. It's up to you as
teachers to -make all these 'sick
children well--by creating the
international child of the future."
Some politicians agree. Listen
to former Senator Paul Hoagland
of Nebraska: "The fundamentalist
parents have no right to
indoctrinate their children in their
beliefs. We are preparing their
children for the year 20000,and life
in a global one-world society and
those children will not fit in."
From "Humanism, A New
Religion," "Education is thus a
most powerful ally of humanism.
What can a theistic Sunday
school's meeting for an hour once
a week and teaching only, a
fraction of the children do to stem
the tide of the five-day program of
humanistic teaching?" .
P. Blanchard, in "The
Humanist" 1983, continues: "I
think that the most important
factor moving us toward a secular
society has been the educational
factor. Our schools may not teach-
Johnny how to read properly, but
the fact that Johnny is in school
until he is sixteen tends toward the
elimination of religious
Over 5,100 people read the paper on a weekly basis.
Sonvenience--Call our Classified Dept,.at.
584-5513 for more information.
ost--$5 for 25 words or less for the first run
and $3 for each edition thereafter.
100 for each word over 25.
Letters to the Editor
Growing Auto Dealer
Only the best need to apply
Call 850-556-2416 for details
Notice is hereby given to ELIAS
MENDOZA unless payment is made on
1990 DODGE RAM WAGON
VIN#2B5WB35Z2LK712714 for towing
service on 2/14/2006. Vehicle will be
auctioned on the 24th day of March,
2006, at 10 a.m. at Thomas Chevrolet,
2128 Hwy. 19 S., Perry, Fl.
superstition. The average;
American child now acquires a.
high school education, and this'n
militates against Adam and Eve,-
and all other myths of alleged'
"The battle for mankind's future.,
must be waged and won in the.:
public school classroom... The-5
classroom must and will become
the arena of conflict between the 1
old and the new ... the rotting 3
corpse of Christianity and the new_
faith of humanism." The -
"Humanist Magazine" 'Jan./Feb;
1983, John J, Dunphy.
So many Christians these days,=
just don't believe that this kind of'2
take-over is possible through our
schools. We have professed.
Christian school board. members
and yet we all seem to shrug_.Q uj:
shoulders and say "What can.wefo
about it?" I was at school board-,
meeting one evening and t he-re wa
a discussion about taking Jesus'
out of the schools and I har-di
school board member say,:
something to the effect of .Yo
can't take Jesus out of school-a'S;
long as you keep him in your
.heart." Several pastors were in the
audience and they unanimously.-"
and loudly agreed with this:.
Well folks, we can't hide him in
our hearts forever. How much
difference is there between silence
and denial (see Mathew 10:32-34)?
There is no way to overcome this ;
dilemma until a very large group.
of Christians is willing to slandh
up and fight to .change il.t
,,. .. i "
would be a Nery painful fight
against large odds, but who ever..
said living for Christ was easy?-.r
I'll leave you with one last quote,
from Joseph' Larson of Restoring-,
"Our bureaucrats, politicians and
educators are constantly on
television blaming either parents"!
or lack of funds for our school's,:
dilemmas. The answer is always
more money and more government,'
control For well over fifty-years.-
the American voter has belieWe.d -
this line of crap. Victor Gollancz,.
a famous socialist publisher .tell
us why he believed that socialism',:
would take over Amerida:
'Christians are not exactly bright,':
so it will be easy for socialism to..:
lead them down the garden path
through their ideals of brotherly'
love and 'social justice.'
"Maybe it's (past) time thej
Christian men stand up for their-:
families and their faith .and put.
God back, in charge of this nations
and its schools, where ,-9Ie;
belongs. It's that simple." ; ._:
Dwayne Searcyd '
B-6 Taco Times March 8, 2006
Boneless Beef Top
Perry Shopping Center
2020 S. Jefferson St.
Mon.-Th. 8am 8 pm, Fri. & Sat. 8am 9pm, Sun. 8am 6pm
Cash Credit/Debit Cards Checks Food Stamps
Prices good 3/8/06-3/14/06
We reserve the right to limit quantities.
Fresh Pork Boneless
Fresh Cubed Pork Cutlets Family Pack
Beef Eye Rounds cut Free
:D M t-n. -
Boneless Beef New
York Strip Steak
3 lbs. for 4.-
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