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December 6, 2006

Taco Times

Two sections
45th Year, No. 4S

Ethics charges dismissed


Support the TCHS band.

The Taylor County High School
"Pride of Taylor" Band will hold a fund-
raiser at Pizza Hut Friday, Dec. 8, from
5-7 p.m.
The band will receive 20, percent of
all orders (accompanied by a special
coupon) made during that time.

Santa Claus will be checking up on
all the little boys and girls at Keaton
Beach during a special visit this
Saturday, Dec. 9--and he will be
arriving by airboat!
This year .marks the 10th
anniversary of 'Santa's airboat
entrance. He is due to land at Hodges
Park at 11 a.m.
Children ages 10 and under are
invited to share their Wish lists with
Santa, who will present each child a
goodie bag filled with Christmas
't e a ts .. . . "
Drawings will be held for a boy's
bicycle, a girl's bicycle and a giant
h- Raffle tickets will be -sold for door
prizes. The event is sponsored by the
Taylor Coastal Communities

The 21st annual Greenville Country
Christmas will be held Dec. 8-9 with
events getting underway Friday at
5 p.m., when a bake-off will be staged
at the Senior Citizens Building, along
with youth art show.
On Saturday, events start at 9:20
a.m. in the Haffye Hays Park. A
parade will step off at 11 a.m., and
entertainment, food and other
activities fill the afternoon, along with
arts and crafts.
Taylor Countians are cordially

Auditions will be held Sunday, Dec.
10, for roles in an upcoming movie to
be filmed in Taylor County.
The film, entitled "County Road 14,"
is written and directed by returning
Taylor County resident Eddie Brown
The casting call, which is for
remaining secondary and extra roles
in the film, is open to the public from
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will be held at
Surround Filmworks, located at 119 E.
Green St., Suite 203 (above Sisters'
"Age requirements are 12 and over
with all races welcome," Brown
Serious inquiries only.
For more information on the
film and casting call, visit on-line at




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A pair of ethics complaints filed
against Taylor County
Commissioner Clay Bethea and
former Commissioner Daryll
Gunter were dismissed Friday by
the Florida Commission on Ethics.
The complaints were filed by
William Rick Causey, who in July
qualified to become a member of
the Taylor Soil and Water
Conservation District Board of
Supervisors. They stem from an

Her face shining with
excitement, the little girl dropped
flat on the ground and began
waving her arms and legs back and
forth...making her very first snow
Bubbling over with smiles, she
jumped up, ran to her mother and
shouted, "Look what I did!"
It was a scene played out time
and again Friday night during the
annual Downtown Christmas on
the Square and Festival of Lights,
which hosted its very first snow
play area. (See related story page
Despite a few bumps in
, production--an overwhelming
number of participants flooding -
the area at one time--the evening
was a great success, according to
Chairwoman Paula Tuten.

event held Sept. 28 at the Perry
Elks Lodge sponsored by the
developers behind the Magnolia
Bay Marina and Resort project.
Although ethics complaints are
usually held confidential until an
investigation has been conducted
by the commission, both Gunter
and Bethea waived their
confidentiality rights and made
statements through their lawyer
William Blue after receiving the

"We didn't know really what to
expect from the play area and just
weren't fully prepared for the
tremendous response. However,
we are very pleased with the
turnout and are already working on
plans for next year," Tuten said.
"Our goal was to bring people to
the area and that's just what
happened. It was wonderful," she
Holiday cheer filled every
corner of downtown, from horse
rides at City Park to the ringing of
silver bells by the First Baptist
Church Joy Bell Ringers.
Classic cars and hot rods cruised
in, sharing the street with a horse
and carriage. Not to be outdone
were two billy goats pulling a
custom-built wagon. Archie Austin
handled the reins for the goats.

Local businessman

faces drug charges

A Perry businessman has been
arrested and charged with
,possession of cocaine, stemming
from a search of his home in
According to reports filed by
various law enforcement officers,
witnesses came forward with
information that illegal drug
activity was taking place at the
Woods Creek Road residence of
Robert Owen Kellow, 38.
One witness, who had been
living at the home for several
months, reported that Kellow had
"gotten up that morning and began
jumping on her and was throwing.
things at her," according to Perry
Police Department Ptl. Gene
A domestic Violence report was
filed on the incident.

Franklin contacted PPD Ptl.
Gina Deeson and asked her to go
to the residence and detain Kellow
on domestic violence charges,
while a search warrant for the
premises could be acquired.
"When I arrived at the Kellow
home," said Deeson, "PPD Ptl.
Lindsey Shaw and I approached
the front door. Kellow stepped out
of the residence, followed by a
"I told Kellow that he was being
detained to await Taylor County
Sheriffs Office Dep. Brian Cruse,
in reference to domestic violence.
Kellow, who had begun emptying
his pockets, then gave the items to
the minor and said, 'Take my stuff
in the house and hide it. That is the
"** Please see page 2

complaints Oct. 12.
Blue said he and his clients were
alerted that the cases were on the
agenda for the commission's
meeting held Friday in Tallahassee
and were present to hear the
If the complaints had not been
public due to Bethea's and Gunter's
waiver of confidentiality, the items
would not have been on the public
agenda or heard during the public

Santa and Mrs. Claus visited
around the square; Olde St. Nick
also took time to pose for photos at
Gulf Breeze Realty.
Mayor Emily Ketring declared
"Let There Be Light" and a
towering Christmas tree on the
front portico of the Taylor County
Historical Society came to life with
thousands of white lights.
Assisting with the lighting

portion of the commission's
Following its staffs
recommendations, the commission
voted unanimously to dismiss both
complaints while considering the
"legal sufficiency" of the cases.
"Truth and justice were served
and the dignity of two fine men
was upheld against slanderous and
politically-motivated accusations,"
Blue said Tuesday.

Crowds of waiting children could hardly contain their excitement as the first few layers of snow "fell" in downtown
Perry during the annual Christmas on the Square and Festival of Lights held Friday, Dec. 1. Thousands turned out for
the event, hosted by the Downtown Partnership.

ceremony were officers from
Taylor Correctional Institution
The stirring sentiment of "Silent
Night" filled the square, led by
soloist Aimee Roberts, who also
sang the national anthem.
Members of the Sweetwater
Bluegrass band donned Santa hats
and entertained with song after

"The Commission on Ethics
found that Mr. Causey's
allegations weren't credible," he
Blue added that following the
commission's decision, he asked
them to retain jurisdiction so he
could attempt to impose sanctions
(including lawyer's fees) on
Causey for the complaints.
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votes to join

TEC group?

Utility officials are
recommending that the
Tallahassee City Commission
adopt a 20-year energy plan that
includes the city's continued
participation in the Taylor Energy
Center (TEC).
Commissioners could vote on
the plan at their meeting
Wednesday which gets underway
at 4 p.m.
In a seven-page report
Tallahassee's utility department
examined numerous energy issues
and investigated the use of
Integrated Gasification Combine
Cycle (IGCC) technology as
opposed to the Supercritical
Pulverized Coal technology that is
proposed for -the TEC.
The report-noted that an IGCC
unit can capture carbon dioxide
(C02), believed to be a
contributor to global warming,
prior to combustion.
"Once the CO2. is stripped from
the syngas, you end up with a
hydrogen rich fuel. The major
combustion turbine manufacturers
are working on developing the
-turbines that can combust the
hydrogen rich fuel but they are not
currently offering them for
"- Please see page 3

Little people of all ages cooed
and cuddled animals in the petting
zoo and then took turns aboard a
custom choo-choo train.
Visitors could see the "reason for
the season" at a live nativity scene
coordinated by Kim McAfee.
Joanna TerMaat and friends lead
the charge in decorating the square.
"-* Please see page 2

Gary Lee Williams

WPRY owner dies at 61

Three years ago, Gary Lee
Williams moved to Perry to fulfill
a dream--owning and operating his
own radio station.
Bulldog 1400 WPRY allowed
him to do not only that, but to also
give countless good causes within
Taylor County a voice.
And it was his voice that many

people heard when they tuned in to
a Taylor County High School
Bulldog football game.
Williams died Saturday, Dec. 2.
He was 61.
"He was gracious guy to work
with, easy going, fair and honest to
everyone," said J.L. Hodges, of the
Hodges Hall of Fame show which

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Gary Lee Williams was a familiar voice to WPRY 1400
listeners, which aired coverage of TCHS Bulldog football
games and various other youth sports.

airs every Saturday on WPRY.
"From what he told me, he had
been in the supermarket business
all his life, found this radio station
for sale, bought it and wanted to
just have some fun--and we did."
"Gary came to Perry for his
dream, to buy and operate a radio
station. His wife, Ellen and
daughter, Sara, followed him soon
after. He had two hobbies,
spending time with family and
radio. He went to Wild Adventures
every Saturday. He wasn't
flamboyant, but once you got to
know him, you couldn't help but
respect him. He was a very giving
person and gave free air time to the
Boys & Girls Club and other good
causes. He truly loved Perry and
the people' here," said Melvin
Parker, who worked with Williams
from his arrival as general
Born in Auburn, N.Y., and
coming to Perry from Shaftsbury,
Vt., Williams was a member of the
Kiwanis Club and the Boys &
Girls Club.
The family will receive visitors
at Burns Funeral Home today
(Wednesday), from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held in
Shaftsbury Monday, Dec. 11.

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Espresso Yourself!
Owner/barista Shelley Blanco, joined by her husband, Rudy, and children, Hannah and Noah,
celebrated the grand opening of Perry's first Internet cafe, Espresso Yourself! A ribbon-
cutting ceremony marking the occasion was held Friday, Dec. 1, in conjunction with the
Downtown Christmas on the Square.

Merchants around the square
shared glowing reports of the
night's shopping success.
"You can be sure that next year's
Downtown Christmas on the
Square and Festival of Lights--
featuring the return of the Snow
Play Area--will be even bigger and
better," Tuten said.

House found 'in state of filth' during search

Continued from page 1
keys to my safe, make sure you
hide them. Go inside and lock the
door. Do it now!', and the minor
child went, inside and shut the
Kellow was then placed in cuffs
and escorted to Deeson's police
i"I was then told by Ptl. Franklin
that another individual, known as
Sparkplug, a white male, who had
active warrants, was supposed to
be inside the pool house, next to
the home.
"I walked back to the front door
of the residence to speak to the
rminor," said Deeson. "When I
i asked qn-,Lheg. front. door he
-jn. eraod and I .-i.k'd hinm or tilii
items that Kellow had given him.
He handed me two small pocket

knives, a container, of lip gloss,
several sets of keys and what,
appeared to be to be some type of
portable stereo faceplate kit. Inside
the kit, I located three syringes
which appeared to be used for
injecting illegal narcotics, and a
suspected crack pipe made of
copper fittings."
TCSO Inv. Dewayne Bratcher
and K-9 Off. Harper Gibsori then
arrived on the scene and were told
about "Sparkplug."
"Since access to the, pool room
was restricted to entrance from the
house, I again knocked on the door
and asked the minor if he could
show me how to get into the pool
"When we entered the residence,
the home \.%as found to be in a state
>l" f'hh," ,aid Fr.iiklim (O .-i.l
the door, articles of female
clothing were found scattered. As

entrance was made into the home,
blood was located on the kitchen
floor. Items were discarded about
the residence. What appeared to be
garbage was strewn everywhere.
"Articles of furniture were in
disarray, appearing that a struggle
of some sort had occurred in the
area -just inside the front door,"
Franklin added. "Dried dog feces
and dog urine were located on the
floor throughout the residence."
"He led Bratcher and myself to
the area and pointed to a door and
said, 'Sparkplug's in there.' Inv.
Bratcher located the man,
identified as Parker Anthony
Brabon, 20.
"Brabon appeared to be under
the influence of some type of
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slow and exaggerated. He had
difficulty standing erect," said

"When Brabon was searched, a
crack pipe was found. In his back
pants pocket, I located an eyeglass
case. Inside was a white strap (may
be used to wrap around your arm
before injection so your veins are
raised) and a syringe, which
appeared to be for injecting illegal
narcotics," Deeson added.
Brabon was transported to the
county jail, where several charges
were levied against him.
Kellow was also taken to the
Taylor. County Jail, where he was
charged with domestic battery.
Evidence taken from his home was
sent to the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement (FDLE), where
it was analyzed.
Trace amounts of cocaine was
,; 'urnd in he inie i' j .ind :i "''rrant
was issued for Kellow's arrest,
which was executed last Tuesday.

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Program helps

teens at-risk
The Boys & Girls Club of
Perry/Taylor County is starting a
new program called "Behavioral
Monitoring and Reinforcement,"
which has been made possible
through a grant from the Florida
Department of Juvenile Justice.
. "We are excited that we are now
able to provide at-risk young men
in middle and high school with an
opportunity to improve their lives
by reinforcing positive behavior
and rewarding progress and
achievements along the way," said
Kevin Kidd, executive director of
the club.

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A-3 Taco Times December 6, 2006

Use caution

Purse snatchings on the rise

With purse snatchings and thefts
becoming more prevalent, the
Perry Police Department gives the
following tips:
If you put your purse in a
shopping cart, put it in the bottom,
underneath the child seat and
closest to you. If you have a purse
with a strap, keep your hands on it
or keep it on your shoulder with
your hand on it as much as

When you get to your car, make
sure your purse is the first thing
you put in.
But most of all, be aware of your
surroundings and the people
around you. Be wary of a
suspicious person walking toward
you with no items in their hands,
especially in a parking lot.
"You can't go through life
scared, every time you go to a
store, but it's just a fact that purse

snatchings and thefts from store
buggies go on all the time, even in
Perry. Ninety-nine percent of the
people are decent and honest, but
then there's always that one
percent you have to watch out for.
"If you leave your purse in a cart
and are shopping without paying it
close attention, you are a target,"
she added. "You only have to turn
your head for a moment for it to

Causey cedes to commission's ruling

Continued from page 1
The commission decided to
retain jurisdiction for 30 days and
Blue indicated he would file before
the deadline.
"The Commission on Ethics is
retaining jurisdiction over this
matter to determine whether Mr.
Causey should be penalized for
bringing this frivolous action,"
Blue said.
According to the complaints,
which are identical other than the
names, Causey alleges he went to
the Sept. 28 event and was told to
leave by Magnolia Bay developer
Chuck Olson. He alleges Olson

then struck him during an
Causey states in the complaints,
"I turned to County Commissioner
Clay Bethea, told him Mr. Olson
hit me in the face. He did not say
anything; he just turned and left
the meeting. He told us at another
meeting that he left at the time of
the incident.
"After the incident, Chairman
Daryll Gunter arrived at the
meeting, but left when he heard
about the incident," Causey
continued in his statement of facts
for the complaint.
"At the next county commission
meeting, on Oct. 2, Clay Bethea
described what he had seen as

immoral and probably criminal.
Three of the five county
commissioners said they received
invitations to the forum.
"Dr. [J. Crayton] Pruitt now
claims that he hosted the meeting
and paid for everything.
"If this is the case, three
commissioners were invited to a
private meeting to discuss
Magnolia Bay Marina and Resort,
a development that they will have
to make many decisions on in the
near future. Had the incident
with me not have taken place, two
commissioners would have
been in attendance at the same
On Oct. 18, Blue sent letters on
behalf of Gunter and Bethea
requesting Commission on Ethics
Executive Director Bonnie
Williams dismiss the complaints
"on th hat the allegations of
the complaint are not legally
sufficient to indicate a possible
violation of any law over which
the commission has any
"The complaint fails to allege a
violation of the law over which the
commission has jurisdiction," Blue
continued. "The complaint does
not even attempt to identify any
'particular provision of Article II,
Section 8, Florida Constitution...
.or a Part III, Chapter 112, Florida
Statutes' that have allegedly been
"Whatever the ethics
commission came up with would
be the correct decision," Causey
said Tuesday.

Continued from page 1
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The report further says that the
turbines are niot Iexpected to be
commercially available until about
2014 and that an IGCC unit
would not be operational until
"IGCC technology continues to
indicate strong potential for its
future application in the electric
power industry. However, there are
a number of factors that make it
inadvisable to recommend as a

preferred resource alternative for
the city at this time," the report
Commissioners have approved
spending $6.4 million to remain
involved in TEC through the
permitting process, projected to be
in 2008.
Tallahassee would own about
20 percent of TEC while several
other utilities from around the state
would control the remainder.
TEC officials are scheduled to
go before the Public Service
Commission next month in order
to seek approval to proceed with
the $1.5 billion project.

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A-4 Perry News-Herald December 6, 2006

Cooking for the Holdays

Bake-off winners showcase recipes

Amy Pruitt's Key Lime Pie
Amy Pruitt was the overall winner in this year's Country Kitchen Bake- -
Off, held in conjunction with the 2006 Florida Forest Festival. As holiday Y.
baking reaches a stiff peak in December, we will present the winning '
recipes for you to add to your files...and your tables.
Pruitt's Key Lime Pie won first place in the pie division of the bake-off
.,:and then was named overall winner, in competition with cookies and
Ir: cakes
S: If your holiday celebration needs Florida flair, try Pruitt's winning pie:

Key Lime Pie
2 c. self-rising flour
2 tsicks unsalted butter
I c. light brown sugar
1 egg
2 t. vanilla extract
1-2 c white chocolate chips
3,"4 c. ,niice'tc hopped roasted macadamia nuts

'4 egg \olks
1. can condensed milk 114 (-o.)
1'.'2 c Ke- Line ince

" 4 egg whites
2-3 T sugar
1/4 t. cream of tartar

I pkg. cieani cheese (.A ,: 1/2 t. vanilla
Preheat o\ en to 325 degrees. For crust, beat batter until fluffy and add
.fi sugar-together until smooth; add the egg andvanilla. Blend in the flour,
'alf cup at a time, until smooth and stir in chocolate and nuts. Place batter
Sinto a rune-inch pie shell and mold accordingly. Bake 10-15 minutes until
bro\\ n. Remove and set aside for cooling.
For filling, mix cream cheese and condensed milk together until smooth.
i Add the egg yolks until mixed and then pour in the 1/2 c. of lime juice and,
Smi\ until smooth. Pour filling into crust and bake for 15 minutes at 325
degrees. Remove and set aside.
For meringue, in a small/medium bowl, mix 4 eggs whites, 2-3 T. sugar
and 1/2 t. vanilla. yWhip with hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Spread
" pie with meringue and place back in the oven at 325 degrees for 10
minutes or until golden brown.
" Garnish and serve accordingly once cooled.

Perry's Newest
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Magee named among

'25 Influential Women'
Dr. Brenda Sermons Magee was recently selected as one of South
Florida's 25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women by Success
Magee, who is the daughter of Frankye Sermons of Perry and the late
Willie Sermons Sr., graduated in 1966 from Jerkins High School. She is
now assistant superintendent of curriculum and learning support for the
Palm Beach County School District.
During her career, Magee served as a middle school and high school
principal, and a district and central office director for the school district.
She is an active member of Links, Inc., the Palm Beach Literacy
Coalition, and Delta Sigma Theta sorority, and a past board member of
Palms West Hospital, the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and the
Pew Education Foundation.
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South Florida's Black Professional Communities."

Golden anniversary
All friends and relatives of Lowery and Christine
Wentworth are cordially invited to "come and dine" with the
couple in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The
meal, which will be Dutch treat, will begin at 4 p.m. at Roy's
Restaurant on Saturday, Dec. 9. The couple's daughters,
Loree' Baxley (with granddaughter Allora Elizabeth) and
Arrii Wentworth are hosting the celebration which continues
following the meal. The couple requests no gifts, please.

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Brenda Sermons Magee (third from right or left) is a
Perry native who was honored by inclusion in a listing of '25
Most Influential and Prominent Black Women of 2006' in.
South Florida, as recognized by Success magazine. A graduate
of Jerkins High School, she is the daughter of Frankye
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superintendent of curriculum and learning support.

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Dennis and Maxine Hutto of Thomasville, Ga., announce the
forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Misty Lynn McKenzie, to Thomas
Daniel Reed, the son of Thomas and Debra Reed of Perry.
Both are 2004 graduates of Taylor County High School.
The couple will exchange vows on Dec. 9, 2006, at 6 p.m.
The ceremony will be held at Lighthouse Revival Center with a reception
following at the' groom's parents' home.
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A great big Thank You to the Parents & other caretakers for bringing their little ones to have
..their photos made with Santa and to all the visitors for stopping by to share in our Christmas
A special Thank You to Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus & the Elves for dropping in to visit with the
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And, last but not least, a huge Thank You to Larry Goodman, Jeff Crain, Amy Cope, AbbiGayle
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" The turnout was tremendous with nearly 200 children being photographed with Santa and a
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Since then, it's been passed around
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My late Aunt Verdie Outler used
to tell stories about the sky turning
a dark brownish color over the
community of Carbur during the
summer of 1935. The news of the
day said it was coming from the
dust storms out west. A storm that
powerful, that could lift the prairie
dirt and take it thousands of miles
to a little logging community in
Florida, was a force of nature to
induce awe .in even a hurricane
savvy Floridian.
Up until the time I read Egan's
book, most of what I knew about
the Dust Bowl consisted of those
stories and what Steinbeck so
poignantly portrayed in his
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you haven't read this novel, do.)
But the people Steinbeck wrote
about fled the horrors of the Dust
Bowl. Egan tells of the people who
They were mostly wheat farmers
and they came to the southwestern
plains with tractors and grand
hopes of farming the endless.
prairie. During the 1920's, farming
was good. Rain blessed the
windswept plains and the price of
grain skyrocketed. With their
profits, they bought more
equipment and plowed even more
fields. A seemingly endless stream
of farmers flooded into this area of
west Texas, Kansas, the Oklahoma
panhandle and southeastern
Colorado. They were poised to
make their fortune from the rising

price of wheat.
The word tragic does not begin
to describe the confluence of
natural and economic disaster that
was about to conspire. The farmers
plowed their fields in the fall as
usual, planted the. wheat and then
let it overwinter before it put on
vigorous growth in the spring.
Thousands of acres of prairie.grass
were plowed under and the earth
left exposed to the elements.
About the time of the '29 stock
market crash, and with it the
falling price of wheat, a drought
came. Then the winds arrived.
Great storms began to appear in
the sky, but they carried no rain.
Without sod to hold the dirt down,
it was lifted up and carried for
miles, sometimes across the
continent as far away as New York
City and Washington DC. Inside
the storms the wind blew the dust
and dirt with the force of a
sandblaster. When this began to
happen with increasing regularity
and intensity, the effect it had on
people, animals, homes and crops
was devastating. Even something
so simple as a handshake or a hug
had to be avoided because the
static electricity in the air was
enough to knock a grown man to
the ground.
Because of the downward spiral
of grain prices, the farmers had to
plant more wheat to make the same
amount of money they had made
the year before. So they plowed up
more prairie. The Great Plains
were in the grips of a vicious circle
and the glut of grain sat in silos
while people went hungry. This
continued on throughout the
decade. Yet many of these folks
did not give up. They hung on
through it all and now Timothy
Egan tells their story. While based
on narratives and interviews with
survivors of the Dust Bowl "The
Worst Hard Time" is not simply a
book of interviews or a dry history.
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Nov. 14 Pope John Paul. II (tourney) Away 5:30
Nov. 16 Chiles (tourney) Away 7:00
Nov. 28 Suwannee Away 6/7:30
Nov. 30 Florida High Away all 4
Dec. 1 Lincoln Home 5:30/7:00
Dec. 5 Chiefland Home 5:30/7:00
Dec. 7 Mayo Away 5:30/7:00
Dec. 9 Hamilton Home all 4
Dec. 11 Wakulla Away 5:30/7:00
Dec. 12 Lincoln Away 5:30/7:00
Dec. 15 Madison Home all 4
Dec. 20-22 MACLAY TOURNEY 3 games
Dec. 29-30 CAPITAL CITY CLASSIC 2 games
Jan. 5 Hamilton Away all 4
Jan. 9 Carter-Parramore Home 5:30/7:00
Jan. 12 Madison Away all 4
Jan. 16 PJP II Away 6:00/7:30
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Jan. 26 Jefferson Co. Home 5:30/7:00
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Feb. 2 Wakulla Home 5:30/7:00
Feb. 6 District 3-3A Tournament Taylor Co.
Feb. 10 District 3-3A Tournament Taylor Co.

TCMS girls place 3rd in tourney

The Taylor County Middle
School girls had a full slate of
soccer last week. Starting out on a
good note with a 5-0 victory over
Florida High on Tuesday.
Scoring for the Lady 'Dogs were

Savannah Cantrell with 2 goals
and 1 assist, Sarena Peacock with
a goal and an assist, Macy
Gregory with a goal and an assist,
Jenna Wilson with a goal and
Katie Holden had an assist.

On Thursday the TCMS took
on tough conference foe Live Oak.
Taylor ended up losing a tight
game 3-2.
"They're really competitive
games when we play them," said

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Coach Jonathan Mauk. "We've got
to learn to keep the pressure on for
the full 60 minutes when we play
teams like Live Oak."
Scoring for the Bulldogs was
Ashley Mixon and Cantrell. In
goal for the Lady 'Dogs was Shae
Horner, stepping up at the last
minute for Taylor's regular keeper,
Elizabeth Devane.

"I'm really confident in both of
our keeper's this year, both do a
great job in goal," said Mauk.
Saturday TCMS traveled to
Lake City to play in the Lake
City Invitational Tournament.
There were seven teams involved,
and the TCMS Girls finished 3rd
with victories over Ft. White and
Maclay. Their only loss came at
the hands of their conference rival
Live Oak.
"The sad thing about our loss to
Live Oak is that we had them 2-1
with 7 minutes to go in the game
and couldn't hold the lead," said
The players who contributed to
a very successful tournament were
Hannah Blanco, Jennifer Sullivan,
'Abbi Walker, Candice Story,
Macey Sadler, Jenna Wilson,
Ashley Mixon, Hope Gonzalez,.
Tiffany Nix, Elizabeth Devane,
Sarah Meachum, Shanna Pittman,
Whitney Young, Ciara Perkins,
Ciera Ormsby, Jackie Noles,
Macy Gregory, Katie Holden and
Savannah Cantrell.
Two. TCMS players, Sarah
Meacham and Ashley Mixon, were
selected to the All-Tournament
Scoring for the Bulldogs in the
tournament was led by .Savannah
Cantrell with 4 goals, followed by
Ashley Mixon with 1 goal, and
Shae Horner with an assist.
Keeper Elizabeth Devane did a
great job in goal with 19'
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Let the Christmas music begin...

'One Incredible Moment'
The Chancel Choir of the First Presbyterian Church will present Max
Lucado's cantata, "One Incredible Moment," on Sunday, Dec. 10, during
the 11 a.m. worship service.
Under the direction of Aimee Roberts, the cantata features new
arrangements, as well as familiar songs and carols. Fanette Chesser will
"One ordinary night...under an ordinary sky...one ordinary man and
woman, plus a few ordinary shepherds, experience the most extraordinary
event in history."
The Rev. Larry D. Neal, pastor of the church, cordially invites everyone
in the community to this service.
Harvest Center presents Richard Knight
Richard Knight will speak at the Harvest Center, 1599 Springhollow Rd.
in Monticello, on Dec. 8-10 with 7 p.m. services planned. This
presentation is sponsored by Tri-County Ministries, including Taylor,
Madison and Jefferson. Called a prophet, Knight will speak on how to
discern God's directions for your life.
Citywide Mission to meet Sunday
The Citywide Mission Ministry will hold a meeting Sunday, Dec. 10, at
2:30 p.m. in Little Bethel A.M.E. Church. Twelve churches are involved
in. this ministry, and all representatives are urged to attend. Betty Hughes
is in charge of the service.
Mission Day services planned
The New Brooklyn Senior Mission Ministry will hold its annual Mission
Day services on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m All auxiliaries under the

'Rules for Daily Life'

"Rules For Daily Life"
Begin the day with God,
Kneel down to him in prayer,
Lift up thy heart to his abode and
Seek his love to share.
SOpen the book of God and read a
portion there, that it may hallow
Small thy thoughts and sweeten all
thy cares.
Converse in mind with God,
Thy Spirit heavenward raise,
Acknowledge good bestowed and

Offer grateful praise.
Conclude the day with God,
Thy sins to him confess,
Trust in the Lord's atoning blood
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umbrella of the Senior Mission Ministry are asked to be present. A public
invitation is also extended. Joan Brooks serves as president; the Rev. D.L.
McBride is pastor of the church.
Want to Adopt-A- Family?
Churches in the community are reminded of Refuge House's Adopt-A-
Family program which is in place for the holidays. "For families coming
out of domestic violence, the holidays can feel unsure and empty," said
Debra McGrew, director of the local shelter. "We urge businesses,
churches, organizations and individuals, to consider adopting a family to
care for during this time. New and unused gifts are requested, along with
donations of food for food baskets."
For more information, please call 223-3555.

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Hoseheads raffle winners announced

.,. The Roseheads' Red Hat Society
2007 Relay for Life team has
announced the winners of its
recent raffle.
The winners were announced
Friday. Dec. 1. during downtown
Cindy Flich was the recipient of
a hooded aluminum grill valued at
$350, made and donated by

Michael Gregory of Gregory's
Quality Products.
Tonya Holton, owner and
operator of Reflections Salon,
donated a set of silk wraps which
were won by Catherine Ruffin.
Rosehead member Patricia
Lindsey crocheted and donated an
afghan in Christmas colors as the
third prize. Kevin Holton's name

was drawn for this item.
"The Roseheads want to express
their deep appreciation to Michael
Gregory, Tonya Holton and
Patricia Lindsey for generously
donating these great gifts," Fall
Funding Raising Chair Cheryl
Gregory said.
"It was a huge success," Gregory

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his parents; Butler and Josephine
Williams of New York; two sons,
Jason Williams and Derek
Williams, both of New York; and a
brother, Gene Williams of Indiana.
Family members will receive
friends today' Dec. 6, from 6 until
8 p.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral
Graveside services will be held
at Shaftsbury Center in Shaftsbury,
Vt., Monday, Dec. 11.
Burns Funeral Home in Perry is
in charge of the arrangements.

Men's Day set for Sunday

Continued from page 7
and plead his righteousness.
Lie down at night with God,
Who gives his servants sleep,
and when thou tread at
the vale of death,
he will thy guard and keep.
Annual Men's Day celebration
will be held Sunday at New Bethel
Missionary Baptist Church
beginning at 3 p.m. A citywide
invitation is extended. All choir
men are expected to be at choir
rehearsal. This will close out the
Men's Day of 2006. Come and let
Js have a spirit-filled ending.

All youth of the various
churches are urged to attend their
churches to practice for their
Christmas programs.
Mrs. Carol (Smith) Jo Godinski,
of St. Augustine, was here last
week and visited a few friends
around the city.
She had a long visit with Mrs.
B.D. Williams, who has been sick
for some time but is much better
now. She and Carol enjoyed their
visit Thursday. They said their
good-bye's last Saturday afternoon
and Carol left for home Sunday
Say a prayer for the sick, shut-in,
and bereaved.

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F A Special Thank You
The family of Athenia White would like to thank the
Perry Police Department Sgt. Dodd Franklin, Det. Sgt.
Cla Parker and Ptl. Garrett Campbell, along with the
Taylor County Sheriff's Office, and deputies Jay
Ricketson and Kevin Johns. If it had not been for your
heroic rescue, our mother would not be alive today.
Also, thanks to the firefighters Cpt. Clyde Terry, R.B.
Lee and Elton Carraway, Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Emergency Medical Services Personnel, and Doctors'
Memorial Hospital staff. We thank all of you.
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Dear Taylor County,
We, the Edwards' family, would like to take this opportunity to
express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for all of the
phone calls, prayers, prayer chains and visits from our dearest
friends to our friends throughout the community. To EMT's
Michael Lundy and Stephanie Lee, you did your best to calm our
fears, you made us feel safe, you were more comfort in our time
of need than you could possibly know; to the nurses at DMH ER,
thank you for your quick and caring-response; to Dr. Tae Yu,
thank you for all you have done, from the ER to being concerned
enough to call. us at.home to just simply check on Bobby. The
town of Perry is truly blessed to have a physician with such a
compassionate heart for his patients such as you have.
Again, community, friends, EMT Michael Lundy, EMT Stephanie
Lee, Dr. Tae Yu, DMH ER nurses, THANK YOU, we are truly
blessed to have ALL of you in our lives. May God bless each
and every one of you!
Bobby and Lynda Edwards
Shanna, Sherra, Ashley and Cissi
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Peggy Lou Sullivan
Peggy Lou Sullivan, 78, died
Dec. 1, 2006, at her residence of 36
Born Oct. 15, 1928, in Baytown,
Texas, she retired from the Taylor
County School System after 17
years. She was a member of First
Baptist Church.
Survivors include: three sons,
David Sullivan of Perry, John
Sullivan of Houston, Texas, and
Patrick Sullivan of Valdosta, Ga.;
three daughters, Vicki Breckwoldt
of Palm Coast, Linda Fredrickson
of Collierville, Tenn., and Holly
Sullivan of Perry; 13
grandchildren; and 10 great
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 58 years, John L.
Sullivan, and parents, Maudie Ola
Smith and Madys Emory McClure.
Memorial services were held
Monday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. at Beggs
Funeral Home in Perry.
Family members received
friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to
the service.
Memorial donations may be
made to Big Bend Hospice, 107
E. Green Street, Perry, FL
32348, or the American Cancer

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While residents in some parts of
the country watched the falling
snow with dismay, hundreds in
downtown Perry shouted with
delight at the sight.
Perry's first big "snowfall"
blanketed the city parking lot on
Washington Street Friday night as

part of the annual Downtown
Christmas on the Square Open
House & Festival of Lights
The snow play area, coordinated
by the Downtown Partnership and
sponsored by the Taylor Tourism
Development Council (TDC), was

an overwhelming success,
downtown businesswoman
Sharron Dorman said.
"This is something we have
wanted to offer during our annual
open house and everyone told us
that 'if you get snow, they will
come...' and they did," she said,

waving toward the throng of
visitors filling the square.
"Snow" started to fall shortly
after the opening ceremonies for
Friday's festival, but soon came to
a stop as a free-for-all snowball
fight broke out in the middle of the
first dusting.

The parking lot was soon cleared
and the snowfall returned.
Officers then directed a timed
rotation of young visitors to the
Countless snow angels and
snowballs were made throughout
the evening by hundreds of

children whose unbridled
excitement was plain for all
to see.
"We want to thank the Tourism
Development Council for
sponsoring this event and certainly
hope this becomes a downtown
tradition," Dorman said.

Youngsters flocked to the free train rides and petting zoo.

Sidewalk vendors offered a variety of holiday treats.

A live nativity scene was set up near the back steps of the Taylor County Courthouse.

The Taylor County Historical Society museum provided a historical backdrop for the lighting
of the downtown Christmas tree.

Bright Christmas lights and glowing luminaries gave downtown Perry a soft, winter glow
Friday night.

A snowball free-for-all broke out as the first few inches of powder hit the city parking lot
on Washington Street.
Downtown shops were
jam-packed with visitors
during Friday night's open
house. The courthouse
., square served as the
( I main hub of activity
S with bumper-to-bUmper
pedestrian traffic all along
the sidewalks and streets.
Hundreds of children and
r .. their parents. gathered to
watch the snow play area
take shape. Local officers
S I took charge of the lot and
ushered everyone through in
..an orderly fashion.

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B-2 Taco Times December 6, 2006

'Power plant opponents

represent small minority'

Dear Editor:
Now that the county commission
has voted to change the land-use
plan to allow construction of a
coal-fired generating plant. I hope
some of the good people who
opposed the change will take a
deep breath and consider why the
vote didn't go their way.
First of all, the opponents were a
small minority of the county's
citizens. If the commissioners
have been questioning their
constituents they must have
determined that fact some time
ago. It's easy to get a number of
"anti's" to show up at a meeting.
Those who see a proposal as
practical and sound may consider
it unthinkable that it could be
defeated. Only when it appears
that it might fail do they begin to
take notice and get more involved.
I don't question the motives of
the opponents. I doubt that any of
them stand to gain or lose
financially if the plant is built. I'm
sure that most of them have a

genuine concern about the
environmental impact, but the
proponents, who also live here,
have that same concern.
Unfortunately, the fears of many
of the opponents seem to be based
on a lack of understanding about
the current restrictions on air-
polluting installations. We have
seen thousands of words printed in
the local newspaper, usually
written by individuals who have no
actual first-hand knowledge of the
matter, telling us the dire
consequences of building a coal-
fired plant. Most, possibly all, of
their information appears to have
come from Internet sites that are
biased against all industrial
development and contain outdated
If even half the claims made.
about coal-fired plants were true,
we would be reading of epidemics
of death and illness due to air
pollution. The government would
not permit any new plants. It is a
fact that about half the electrical

power in the U.S. comes from coal,
and numerous new plants are
under construction or in the
planning stages all across the
Thirty-five years ago I was
working as an air pollution control
engineering technician with the
City of Jacksonville. At that time
coal-fired and oil-fired plants were
serious threats to our health and
the environment. Since that time
the federal government has
developed and imposed ever-
more-stringent restrictions on
those sources of pollution. The
State of Florida has imposed even
stronger restrictions. Plants that
would have been permitted just 10
years ago would not be permitted
today. Older plants are gradually
being brought into compliance
with the new requirements. The
improvement in air quality across
the U.S. is apparent to those of us
who pay attention to such things.
"*- Please see page 3

Letters to the Editor

County is 'missing the boat' with development

Dead Editor:
After attending last week's
commission meeting during which
several proposed developments
were discussed, I can only
conclude that the Taylor County
Board of Commissioners is
missing the boat in guiding the
type of development that can be
built on our coast. In their
headlong 'rush to generate real
estate tax revenue, they seem
willing to accept any sort of
environmental degradation in
return for tax dollars. In my view,
this is shortsighted and in the long
run will increase taxes for
Ser',rne. not to -mention- take"

Park is 'one of

Dear Editor:
I would like to compliment the
committee members that designed
and brought ,to fruition the
beautiful Veterans Memorial Park.
This is one of the best designed
and well thought out memorials I
have seen.
Being a submarine veteran from
the. Cuban Missile Crisis era, and
coming from Taylor County, it is
with pride that I recommend
through two different veterans
organizations that other vets
across the country come visit this
I was told by a cousin about the
park, and paid a visit to it recently
while in Florida. I hope that the
City of Perry realizes the value to
all .veterans and their families of
having a memorial park in which
to reflect on those that served and
were lost, and those that returned
to their loved ones. The difference
should not be lost upon the
commissioners and city managers
as they come and go, that this
memorial park, used for quiet

away from our quality of life.
The advantage that Taylor
County currently has over most of
Florida is our relatively unspoiled
coastline and the resulting great
fishing, scalloping and boating.
This is the Nature Coast and the
Big Bend Seagrass Preserve. This
unspoiled beauty and recreational
opportunity are what draws
visitors here, who spend millions
of dollars each year. Many
eventually purchase resort homes.
Once this delicate environment is
degraded, Taylor County will have
to compete with the rest of Florida
for visitors. We cannot compete
with" white- sand beaches,-

amusement parks, shopping malls
and world class restaurants. Our
natural resources are our strength.
and in the long run our. economic
Revenues from real estate taxes
are initially a great source of new
funding, but Taylor County will
find out in the long run what most
of Florida already knows; real
estate taxes from high-density
development do not pay for all the
supporting infrastructure that
development requires. When all of.
the roads, schools, landfills, fire
and police and social support
'",.* Please see page 3

the best designed memorials'

reflection, paying respects and itself up to the highest of
prayers to the Almighty in behalf standards.
of those who remain on perpetual The purpose of these memorials
duty, and the usage of a regular is to perpetuate the memory of
park that is used for recreation and those, who in some cases, gave
picnics are two completely their lives in the pursuit of their
different things, and should be duties while serving their country.
treated as such. We should see that their
Most all memorials I have dedication, deeds and supreme
visited were lighted at night for the sacrifice be a constant source of
purpose of legally having the flag motivation to the rest of the
flown 24 hours a day as a sign of country toward greater
respect, and to facilitate those that accomplishments.
cannot visit at normal hours. I hope Please convey these thoughts to
that when it comes time for the everyone involved.
lights and dedication ceremonies, Reverently and sincerely,
this park will continue to hold Jerome D. Young

New view to be high rises?

Dear Editor:
In response to those who are
stating Rick Causey should never
have been to the' meeting at the
Elks Club for a presentation on
Magnolia Bay because it was "by
invitation only" are wrong.
The following was in the

Democrat and I also heard of the
meeting at a public meeting at
TCDA. Nothing was said about a
select group being invited. Several
county commissioners were
invited which is not an acceptable
practice. From the sound of the
memo below it sounded like the
TCDA' and the Chamber of
Commerce were putting on the
event, which makes it open to all
the public.
"Tallahassee Democrat, Sept.
28, 2006: Forum tonight on
proposed resort. The Perry-Taylor
County Chamber of Commerce
and the Taylor County
Development Authority are co-
sponsoring an open forum tonight
to discuss the proposed Magnolia
Bay Marina and Resort. Developer
Chuck Olson is proposing to scoop
out 26 acres of the salt marsh and
to fill in almost nine acres for a
marina. He also proposes to dredge
a two-mile long channel offshore
through the Big Bend Esterase's
Aquatic Preserve."
Rick's sole interest in protesting
this is to preserve what you all
enjoy. A beautiful coastline, state
owned seagrass beds and the
marsh land that is home to many of
Taylor Counties birds, animals,
and fauna. Without this habitat
many will disappear and the
concrete parking lots and high
rises will be your view.
Think twice before supporting
this project; how will you get off
the beaches with 1200 other people
during a major storm?
Carole Taitt





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Midweek Muddle

'You were caroled


Throughout the Christmas season last the things which have taken place in our
year, people smiled at me and yard, singing is not primary among them.
occasionally looked with amusement With lilting voice and jovial
toward me. disposition, our friends--nu ibering 20, I
I thought little about it. It's nice that later learned--wished him and his family
people smile and I love amusement as a Merry Christmas and a Happy New
much as the next person, so I wasn't Year.. I can only hope he said "thank
alarmed. It wasn't,until baseball season you" and offered them cocoa, but'it was
that I learned why I was prompting such on the bleachers of Pace Field that I
a reaction from my friends and learned what he really said.
acquaintances. "Where's your Mom and Dad?" asked
Yes, that's right, baseball season. I was the bearers of Christmas spirit;.
sitting in the bleachers at Pace Field "They're upstairs taking a bath," said
when a former neighbor smiled at me, he.
and then looked with amusement Can't you just.imagine the enormous
toward me. amusement that resulted, at our
I thought, "She's just being pleasant." expense. I am told that our. friends and
She thought, "I've got to tell her." former neighbors particularly enjoyed.
Tell me what? his account of our whereabouts and,
That I missed their caroling last talked about it for several blocks.
December. Several weeks. A couple of months. :
"Oh I know," I said, recalling that On that fateful December.evening, the
evening in December, 2005, when our son reported to the husband, "A bunch
neighborhood was visited by carolers. of people just came.. by caroling." I'mn
Everyone knows how December sure the husband could hardly contain
stretches every 24-hour day to 25, and his excitement.
leaves you conflicted about visions of When I descended the stairs, fresh
sugar plums. from my bath, the husband reported,
I recall the night well. I had worked, "The son says a bunch of people just
wrapped, been to a soccer game, cleaned came by caroling."
the kitchen, washed a load of clothes "Oh noooo," I said, "I missed them.
and was about to iron when I decided Who was it?"'
that I needed a break. The son named a few and said little
The greatest 20 minutes of my day more about it.
takes place in a tub directly beneath a Months passed. The Christmas tree
skylight. On spectacular evenings, the came down. The Valentines were sent
moon shows up and we talk. On less out. The mamas and the papas gathered
spectacular evenings, I look into the at Pace Field to play ball..
dark winter sky and give thanks for And one friend said, "I've got to tell
central heat, hot water, bubble bath and you what your son said when we came
other curative potions., by caroling."
I can't be disturbed--not for the phone, Imagine my horror.
not for the family, not for the love of Still more time passed and another
money. It's my link to sanity and no one friend mustered the courage to bring up
needs that link more than I. the incident. She only said, "I hear you
The husband, on the other hand, goes were caroled."
"missing" in the house. He visits with "How did you know?" I asked. "Were
the dog in the garage, he reads in the you with them?"
study, he spends quality time with his "No," she said. "But everybody knows."
fishing lures. Good to know.
On this particular night, when carolers If you're walking around this
came calling, the son answered the door Christmas season and you find
and surely looked surprised to see everybody particularly pleasant, ask'
people singing in our front yard. Of all around. You may have been caroled.

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DMH found 'in compliance' |

in recent Medicare survey
After a recent survey, Doctors' Memorial Hospital in Perry has been
found to be "in compliance" with Medicare Conditions of Participation for
its Risk Management and Home Care programs. The Agency for
Healthcare Administration conducted the survey which assesses the F .
hospital's compliance with regulations on patient care, patient safety,
performance improvement and quality assurance.
:"Our focus is and always will be to provide quality healthcare services
in a safe manner to the people we serve," said Rick Brown, CEO of the
hospital. ,. ,S
"The results of this survey are indicative that we are succeeding in this
mission. This is a credit to the hard work and dedication of the more than -..." '"
400 people who work or volunteer at this organization, as well as the
support given by our medical staff and board of directors. It is a true team 5 -'
effort of which our community should be proud." P '- '" '

Letters to the Editor

Residents won't notice power plant?

Continued from page B-2

Taylor Energy Center will spend
more than $250 million just on the
pollution-control elements of their
power plant. Most of us cannot
grasp how much just $1 million
Twill buy, but I'know that $250
'million buys a lot of protection.
When the permit applications are
I submitted to the state officials they
will be studied by experts in
Several departments who will
make certain that the
| environmental impact will be well
within the acceptable limits of risk.
After all, they will be affected by

'Balance c
": '.^

Continued from page B-2
. services are put in place to support
high-density development, taxes
must invariably be raised on long,
time residents 'to pay for it.
Otherwise, our community will
drown in traffic jams and public
safety will suffer, degrading our
quality of life.
The commissioner I spoke with
at the meeting stated the
commission has no role to play in
environmental or public health
protection; that is the
responsibility of state and federal

this and other power plants soon to
be built. '
Regardless of how many citizens
are for or against any project, our
elected officials must consider all
of the pertinent facts, disregard all
of the unfounded rhetoric and
emotional pleas, and make their
individual decisions based upon
the overall benefits or
disadvantages to our city and
county. -I feel that they have done
just that.
In the process of considering this
matter our county commissioners
have sat patiently while being
bombarded with a few facts, a lot
of technical jargon from self-

proclaimed "experts" and many
totally irrelevant comments. Much
of this has come from people who
don't even live here and will not be
affected by the commissioners'
decision. Regardless of your
opinion concerning their final vote,
they deserve your gratitude for the
way in which they have done their
very difficult and sometimes
thankless jobs.
If the plant is built I predict that,
10 or 15 years from now, you won't
even be aware of its presence
unless you happen to see it when
you drive by. Now, if only they can
get that railroad re-routed!
Ray Evans

Growth with protection'

agencies such as DEP. I beg to
disagree; the comp plan requires
commission involvement in these
issues. And, when regulatory
agencies try to carry out their
responsibility, the commission
wants to fight them tooth and nail.
The commission is currently
considering litigation against DCA
for not approving 20 units per acre
in the Coastal High Hazard Zone.
Certainly in America, everyone has
a right to develop his or her
. property. The real question is
when does the proposed density or
intensity of the development
impinge on the rights of neighbors

by degrading their quality of life?
For example, should a
development be allowed to
threaten the water supply for a
community or destroy wetlands
that provide fish and crabs for the
fishermen whose livelihood
depends on these resources? I say,
at that point, the development must
be scaled back. The commission
needs to balance sustainable
growth with environmental
protection. Otherwise, in the long
run, we will all suffer the
John K. Gentry
Professional Engineer

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Teachers go back to

school for English

summit at NFCC
Taylor County High School teachers Lilly Brooks and Sonya Sadler
attended the annual English Summit sponsored by North Florida
Community College for area middle and high school English teachers.
Also attending was Perry resident Jamie Newberry of Aucilla Christian
The meeting was held in November at the historic Wardlaw-Smith-Goza
Conference Center (known as the Mansion) in Madison.
Teachers and NFCC instructors discussed reading strategies, creative
writing and other instruction concerns.
Dr. Barbara McCauley, department chair, and NFCC instructors Frances
Adleburg, Nancy White, Rose Nixon, Susan Taylor, Tolu Jegede and John
Grosskopf coordinated the day's activities.

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Honor inductees
Phi Theta Kappa, the
international honor society
of two-year colleges,
inducted new members in a
formal ceremony at North
Florida Community College
Nov. 14. Ashley Carroll,
Kathryn Jenkins and Jerry
Wells of Taylor County were
among 19 students selected.
Not pictured is inductee
Dulcie Yelverton. PTK
members must have GPAs of
at least 3.2 and completed
12 college credit hours for
membership. Phi Theta
Kappa outgoing-president
Susie Godfrey conducted the
installation service.

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Custom Homes

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Insurance Policies
Title Searches Real Estate Closings

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Support For Life's Journey
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Dr. Michael Walby
Optometric Physician .


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Airplane Rides Sightseeing
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Come, fly with us!
(Gift Certificates Available)

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Downtown o 103 N. Jefferson St.

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.Perry, FL 32348
Fax 850-838-1919
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Bill Craft, owner
Perry 850-584-9191
or 850-584-9568

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Duncan Hines Cake Mixes 8.05 oz............... 880
Diane's Garden Diced Tomatoes 14.5 oz .................. 49(
Capri Sun 10 pack .......... $1*89
Kaukauna Port Wine Cheese Log
or Smokey Bacon Cheese Ball $2,49
Crisp 100% Orange juice i gallon $2.99
Folgers Country Roast Coffee 34.5s oz. $4.79
Deli Crisp Saltines 16 o. 780
Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie 27 oz....................... $1.79
Kindle Charcoal 20 lb. bag $4.99
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Taylor Technical Institute
Monday, December 11, 2006
4:00 p.m.
The Taylor County District School Board
will conduct a sale of surplus property
located at Taylor Technical Institue, 3233
Highway 19 South, Perry, Florida. A
variety of administrative equipment items
, and maintenance related pieces of
equipment will be available for sale. All
items are'to be sold at public outcry.
Purchaser of property is required to provide
full payment at the time of sale and
remove property from the premises within
ten (10) working days. All property will be
sold in an "as is" condition. The district
has the right to reject any or all bids. All
-items will be available for inspection on
the date of sale. Additional information can
be obtained by contacting Taylor-
Technical Institute at (850)838-2545.

4-Family Yard Sale Friday & Saturday, 7
a.m. until, 110 E. Pace Dr. clothes,
collectables, and misc. items & antique

Multi-Family Yard Sale! Saturday, Dec. 9,
from 8 a.m. 1 p.m. ( No Early Birds
Please! Old Citizens Bank Parking Lot.
Yard Sale, Saturday, 8 a.m. noon at 3338
Sullivan Rd. off Houck Rd. Toys,
aluminum boat.and other misc. items.
Moving Sale Saturday, 8 a.m. 6 p.m.
collectibles, antiques, Christmas decor.
251 Jenkins Rd. Perry. Great buys for
Christmas Gifts.
Come visit us at Winn-Dixie Saturday from
9 a.m. 5 p.m. for fun gifts for the entire
family. Handmade jewelry, homemade
cookies for dogs, and caricutres drawn on-
site by local artist... Bring a photo of
anyone, including pets who cannot attend.
All proceeds go to the Subway Dixon
Rescue Fund, Inc. A local charity
dedicated to the rescue & rehabilitation of
Homeless dogs. For more info or question
Call 584-2944.

Yard Sale Friday & Saturday (Dec. 8th &
9th). Fresh Sweet Potatoes, misc., some
antiques, collectibles, used furniture,Pace
Saver Electric Scooter, 1992 Ford Ranger
PU 5 spd.- $1,500. Sellers Welcome (No
clothing) 18486 N. US. 19, Lament, FL
Yard Sale Saturday, 8 a.m. until noon. 510
W. Ash St. Small appliances (some new),
books, games, toys, gift items, plants, lots

Regulation 7 ft. X 3 ft. 8 in. Air Hockey
Table like new $75. Great Christmas gift
or Game Room Additions. Call 584-8053
after 6 or weekends or leave message.
2003 HD Electra Glide Standard, 100th
Anniversary Gold Key Package. Less than
7k miles. Many extras. Call for details.
$13,000. Call.584-8517.
Boat Trims & steering heim & etc. 25 HP,
marine inboard eng. complete new Perry
scaffolding lazer beams, fiberglass
continuous strand gun roving, acc. ceiling
& drywall installation eq. & supplies call
for details. 850-223-3900
For Sale: 12x60 mobile home $1,200,
washer & dryer set $150, refrigerator $100,
couch $50, comforters w/shams, bed ruffle,
and sheets set queen size $35 set. Leave
message or call after 5 p.m. 584-4008.
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For Sale: Whirpool Refrigerator Freezer,
17.7 CF No Frost, as is $25. Call 584-
Refrigerator for sale. $200 O.B.O: 584-
For Sale Compaq Presario MV500.
Complete with color monitor, speakers &
upgraded, HP printer, copier scanner. $325
or OBO. Call 584-5284.
12x30 Trailer great for hunting camp or
office. 2 years old. Insulated windows,
storm door, sheetrock ceilings, ceiling
fans', vinyl siding, metal roof, built on a
mobile home frame. Carriage lights on
outside. Used for gift shop at Beach one
season. $7,500. Call 584-8997,
For Sale: Leisure Bay Eclipse hot tub.
Round, granite, like new. $1100. Call 584-
*.ate with the mortgage? Bills stacking up?
We can help Personal, consolidate, bad
credit, bankruptcies. 1-866-454-6186 No
upfront fees.

stations with sinks and mirrors. Call 584-


Well Water Company, Inc.
No more rust, bacteria or odor with
ClearSpringTM Mandox water conditioning
system. Guaranteed to work or your money
back. Call today for detailed information.

Kids John Deere clothing for sale for a
limited time at Gifts of Grace (584-7770).
Provided by Susan's Tshirts hats &
More. (850-584-3535)
Ladies size 7 ring 10 kt. gold 3/4 ct
diamond. Paid $180 will sell to best offer.
Call 223-1874

End of year bills got you down? Need to
consolidate, don't know where to start? Or
do you just need help with home or auto?
Call the experts at 1-888-454-6166. No
upfront fees.
12/1-12/20 "

Music Lessons Producer/ Guitarist now
available for guitar, string instruments &
voice students, Recording Studio Now
available. Beginners welcome. Call Josh
Noland 850-584-5975

Wanting to start a carpool to Tallahassee.
I leave Perry at 6:30 a.m. (work 8-4:30)
jobsite 1/2 mile north of Capitol Building,
Willing to be flexible with departure times.
Call 584-9107.

Kenmore Heavy Duty Gas I

Southern Villas o
Looking For Appli
.HUD Vouchers accepted. 1
and non-HC accessible apar
hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Mo
850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711
Rd. Perry, FL 32347. Eq


Commercial Building for sale 13,500 sq.
Old Badcock Furniture Building. Call 850-
584-5891. Pete Fortner
204 Woodgate Dr. 3 bed/2 bath brick
home. Fenced in yard, 2 carport. Huge
kitchen, 1595 Sq. feet. $130,000. 223-

Land For Sale By Owner
Ocala National Forest Lots
$500 down $199 month
Owner 352-239-5520 or 352-236-4579

3 bed/1 bath $18,000 firm to pay off
mortgage. House assessed at $21,000.
Located about 2 blocks east of Jenkins
High School. 1008 West Duval. White
stucco w/brown shutters. Had new roof
about 3 yrs ago. Needs some work done
on inside. Situated on very pretty lot with
trees lining booth sides of house.
Spacious front and back yard. Call 584-
Land for sale, 221 North Between Shiloh
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or
(850) 584-7466.

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Road Maintenance Tech $8.04/ I
Heavy Equipment Operator $9.3
Planner $34,777 $39,145 + ber
Library Tech (part time) $7.29
Library Tech (full time) $8.04
if Perry Library Clerk part time $8.0
icants! Fire Fighter $10.78/
and 2 BR HC Entire job descriptions and required
tments. Office can be viewed
n-Thurs. Call www.taylorcountygov.com or T
1.315 Puckett Employment Connections, 1702
lual Housing Jefferson St. Positions are open
filled. Taylor County is an EOENP/I
Testing/ Background Check Employer
M 11/22tfnBCC

Immediate availability on 2BR apartments
with rental assistance to qualified
applicants. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Office hours are 8:00-5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call
-850-584-5668. 709 W. Church St., Perry,
FL 32348. TDD 711.

Lakefront, Madison FL 2 bed/2 bth no pets.
$1000 mth. + $1000 deposit. Furnished.
Call 850-973-3025.
Commercial Building For Lease Down
town building Brand new. 10 office's
including receptionist area and waiting
area. All internet and phone equip,
handicap accessible bathroom. Must see,
Call Select Group Realty at 850-584-4401.

Lg. Bedroom w/private entrance and bath,
conveniently located in quiet
neighborhood. All utilities plus table
furnished. $450 month. First and last
month in advance, Only Mature Ladies
need apply. Call 584-2500 to see.
For Rent Office Bldg. 4500 sq. ft. Located
on N, Jefferson St. Former Job service
Bldg., All or part. 850-997-4818.
2 BR/ 2 Bth M,H,. $500 month + $500 sec.
deposit. No Pets! Call 386-776-2405,
Office Space For Lease 760 sq. ft.,
Central Heat and Air, Carpet floors, H/C
accessible restroom. 201 S. Washington
St. 4-850-971-2811 (office) 1 850-838-
Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-584-4401.
For Lease': 3/1 House, central H/A,
convenient to shopping, $600; 2/2
furnished MH w/washer & dryer, central
H/A, private property, 1-2 adults only $500;
Private Room w/full kitchen & bath in nice
neighborhood, private entrance, use of
pool, 1 adult, professionals only, $600,
includes utilities. Non-smokers, non-
drinkers, no pets. References & rental
history verification required for all. Security
& damage deposits required. 584-3681

For Sale for as little as $15,000 you can
own a home. 1700 sq. ft/fenced backyard,
2 acres on Woods Creek Rd. (850)584-

For Sale 4.47 wooded acres in Ocean
Pond. Fenced and cross-fenced. Ph. 850-

$5,700 per acre 5 acres near Shady
Grove call Professional Realty of Perry
(Inda G. Roberts lic real estate broker) 584-
5844 ask for Joe Roberts realtor associate

Avon Reps Needed. Do you need
Christmas money? I can start you m;
50% Free gift w/sign-up $10 for kit.
BJ 850-584-6289 or 850-843-2605.


C.N.A.s Opening on 2-10 shift for full
time person. Also, part time evening on 6
a.m. tp 2 p.m. shift, and on 10 p.m. 6 a.m.
shift. Seeking only person who have
excellent attendance record and like
working in long term care field. Smaller
facility allowing persons to become
familiar with residents and other staff. If
you have high standards you will like this
opportunity. Contact Jennifer Richardson.
Lafayette Health Care Center, 512 W.
Main St. Mayo, FL 386-2949-3300.
Electrician must be able to work any
shift, Requires Industrial Electrician work
experience or training with knowledge of
480 volts, 3 phase electrical. PLC
experience preferred. Apply in person at
Gilman Building Products, 1509 S. Byron
Butler Pkwy., Equal Opportunity Employer,
Drug Free Work Place.
Risk Manager/ Staff Development
Coordinator Madison Nursing Center
(located in Madison, FL between
Tallahassee and Valdosta, GA) is a 60-
bed skilled care facility, a:...n,,-, for an
energetic and caring team member to
direct our Risk Managemnet and Staff
Development. Prior experience in a
Nursing Home with knowledge of rules and
regulations is a must! We are small, but
are a part of a wonderful company with
caring individuals who have a desire to
improve the lives of our Residents and
Staff. Call 850-973-4880 Ask for Jane
Davis. Administrator.

Advent Christian Village
658-JOBS(5627) or-www.ACVillage.net
PT Communications Assistant
Hours may vary and include evenings,
weekends, weekdays, partial shifts, or
holidays as needed, HSD or equivalent
preferred. PC experience & proper phone
etiquette required. Duties include
monitoring multiple incoming phone lines
,as well as fire/ medical emergency,
security, and radio communications
systems. Great working environment.
EOE; DFW. Apply in person at ACV
Personnel Department Mon thru Fri, 9:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Carter Village Hall,
10680 Dowling Park Drive Dowling Park,
FL. Fax resume to (386) 658-5160.

S SIp & Delivery-Person i--good-;licen&e,
must be 21.
extra Sales Person Apply in person at 1225 S.
making Jefferson St. Perry, FL. Badcock Home
Call Furniture & More.

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


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Eggs are Cheaper in the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!


N. Hwy. 19, Chiefland

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

Security Officers needed good pay, local
steady work. call 850-672-9306 and ask for
Rich. C&C Protective Services,

Experienced HVAC/R service technicians
with a minimum of 5 yrs experience.
starting wages $14-16/hr. Call 850-584-
Aucilla Christian Academy is currently
accepting applications for a bus driver
position. Must have (or be willing to obtain)
a CDL class B with P and S
endorsements. Also, must be a positive,
Christian role model. For mor ,jrmation
or to apply, please contact th. school at
Needed Class A driver with frame less
dump trailer experience. Call Fred at 578-

Manufacturer of ordinance products
requires a hands-on Quality Manager,
Individual will be responsible for managing
a quality program in manufacturing
environment. Responsibilities include but
are not limited to leading and developing
quality engineering specifications,
interfacing with customers and suppliers
and leading continues improvement efforts
throughout the organization.
This position requires a BS Degree,
preferably in Engineering, and S-8 years in
the field, at least three of those managing
quality in a manufacturing environment.
The person filling this position should
have some level of ASQ certification, ISO
9000 experience, experience in statistics
and metrology, be computer literate, and
be able to demonstrate leadership ability
by past performance. Position requires
reliance on experience and judgment to
plan and accomplish goals through a
variety of complex tasks. This position
directly reports to the President. Salary
commensurate with education and
experience; competitive benefits and
relocation assistance available. Send
resume with salary history/requirements to
(attachments in MSWord accepted) or mail
to MEl, 10625 Puckett Road, Perry, FL
32348, Attn: Human Resources Director, or
Fax to (850) 584-2012. Only qualified
-*.I.. _n 4_. Wi be contacted for interview.


HIRING. C.A.D. operator.- seeking -
part of a team environment. Requirements
are the following: Microstation or AutoCad
experience, ability to use Microsoft Office
proficiently. Manufactruing background is
helpful. EOE, Drug Free Workplace,
'',,mpii.e iil.ary .rd Beriefils Apply in
;"-:rs'r, at Big Top Jdarnuifa urirn, Hwy. 19
Il.:,nri. Perry, FL Phone: 850-584-7786.
12/6 ...

Apalachee Center
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
currently seeking:
Master's Level Therapist #2234
Requires a masters degree with a major in
Counseling, Social Work, Psychology,
Nursing, Rehabilitation, Special
Education, HEalth Education, or a related
human services field and two years of
professional experience in providing
services to persons with behavioral
illness. Some local travel required.
SRequires a bachelor's degree with a major
in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology,
Criminal Justice, Nursing, Rehabilitation,
Special Education, Health Education or a
related human services field and one year
of full-time experience working with
children having severe emotional
disturbances; or other bachelor's degree
with three years full-time experience as
specified above. Valid drivers license
Requires a bachelor's degree with a major
in. Counseling, Social Work, Psychology,
SCriminal Justice, Nursing, Rehabilitation,
Special Education, Health Education, or a
related human services field and one year
of mental health experience; or other
bachelor's degree and two years full time
or equivalent experience working with
adults experiencing serious mental
illness. Valid drivers license required.
Call, Click, or visit: (850)523-3217 or
1(800)226-2931, www.apalacheecenter.org,
Human Resources, 2634-J Capital Circle
NE Tallahassee, FL 32308 An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmitave Action Employer/
Drug-Free Workplace

Agricultural Investigator
Lykes Bros. Inc., an over 100 year old
privetly owned corporation located in
Glades and Highlands COunties, has an
immediate opening for an Agriculture
Investigator. Qualified applicants must be
a current Certified Law Enforcement
Officer and posses at least 5 years
experience working in law enforcement
either serving as an Agricultural Deputy or
Fish & Game.Wildlife officer.
Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages
(including participation in the company's
bonus plan) and benefit package including
Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD
insurance plus paid vacation and
Holidays. Interested applicants should
.rich.hetherton(lykes.com or fax to (863)
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment
Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action/
Drug Free Workplace. M/F/D/VN.

Drivers Owners Operators
Dedicated Runs
from Perry, FL to Savannah, GA
$1.03 + Surcharge, High Mileage,
Excellent Home Time, Medical Coverage,
Tag Program
Call Chris: 866-730-8725

SPint of Beginning


Vicki T. Ratliff, Lic. Real Estate Broker
(850) 584-2704

1956 4':BR, 2 BA Concrete Block Home on .50 acre.
Split Plan, over 2300 sq. ft., inground pool, $139,500

1961 3 BR, 1.5 BA Brick .Home on 2 1/2 city lots in nice
neighborhood, new appliances, over 1,800 sq.ft. $122,500

35 acres on Albert Hendry Rd., 10-miles north of Perry.
.Divided into three 10+ acre tracts. $7,500/acre.

Fitness Center with long term history. Would consider
selling building separately. Call for more details.

Place your Yard Sale ad in the Classifieds! 584-5513

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

Home Health:
Registered Nurse, Full-Time

Imaging Services:
Nuclear Med Tech, PRN
Echo/Sonographer, PRN
Ultrasound Tech, PRN

Drug Free Workplace
Equal Opportunity Employer


Registered Nurse, PRN

Registered Nurse, Full-Time, PRN, 7P
Licensed Practical Nurse, Full-Time, PRN, 7P

Surgical Services:
OR Tech, Full-Time


1996 Doublewide Mobile Home

Mobile homes already set up in'park, ready to move
into or move to your land. All appliances and washer
& dryer included. Has storm, double windows.
First person takes it for $15,000...584-5276


Old Sports Trophies (before 1975)
Comic Books (collectibles-any year)
Scrap Gold & Gold Silver Dollars


Call Mark. toutherland:.. (850) 5.84-6021 soho@gtcomnet..


Position number 55009094
Occupation: Highway Maintenance Workers
Broadband code 47-4051-01
Working title Highway Maintenance
Technician II: Pay band 02. Work
schedule: Mon. -Thur. 7 00 a.m to 5:30
p m Unit Perry Maintenance
CONTACT Jessica Rucks or Theresa
Kuhn: Telephone 850-838-5800
Position located in Perry FL
Biweekly recruitment salary range
S824.00 -S960 00
Type of advertisement Open Competitive
Benefits include state pension plan
subsidized health life insurance plans paid
holidays paid vacation and sick leave
Special Requirements. Possession of a
Class 'B CDL Drivers License or higher
Knowledge skills and abilities
1 Knowledge of maintenance of traffic (L.E
Signs cones, arrowboards etc.)
2 Skill in using hand and power tools, as
well as. equipment in routine maintenance
and repair work
3 Ability to work outdoors (stand bend
walk. and lift 50 pounds)
4. Skill in operation and light maintenance
of vehicles and/or mechanized equipment
5 Ability to work effectively as a team
Special notes if you need an
accommodation because of a disability in
order to participate in the
application/selection process, please notify
the contact person in advance. We hire
only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized
alien workers. For applicants claiming
Veterans Preference, please fax your DD214
to People First @ 904/636-2627.
The Department of Transportation is an
Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative
Action, Drug Free Workplace employer.

Horses for Sale!
Mini horse, great with kids, brown & white
paint pony $500; TB Horse Bay $1000,
O.B.O. 850-584-7700 (leave number) or
850-223-2221 (leave,number).

Oct.30th ready by Dec.24th.7 males & 2
females beautiful pups.S100.00 (386)776-
2956. Deposits are currently being taken.

'Come visit us at Winn.-Dixie Saturday from
9 a:m. 5 p.m. for fun gifts for the entire
family. Handmade jewelry, homemade
cookies for dogs, and caricutres drawn on-
site by local artist... Bring a photo of
anyone, including pets who cannot attend.
All proceeds go to the Subway Dixon
Rescue Fund, Inc. A local charity
dedicated to the rescue & rehabilitation of
homeless dogs. For more info or question
Call 584-2944.

FOUND: Mini Datson, call Ironwood
Homes. 838-9090.
LOST DOG around Nov. 6. Female.
black lab. 1 1/2 years old, about 1 mile
down Beach Rd. She was wearing a silver
collar with no IQ. 584-7279,

Boat for Sale! 2004 19' Bluewave 90 horse
Yahama Center Console Frontdeck. live
well. cooler seat. VHF Ratdo very nice
boat S13 000 Day 672-0755. night 584-

For Sale 1990 Eddie Bauer Bronco, 302,
V-8, 4x4. good condition, fully loaded,
custom wheels 152.330 miles, $4,500.
Call 584-2662 after 6 p,m.

1995' Ford F150 4x4, 6 cyl., runs great,
cold A/C, everything works and drives
good. $3,500. Call 584-2071
UWS Truckbox, single lid, black powder
coat, 7.5 cu. ft. (small truck) $125 Like
Brand New -'205i75 R15 Mastercraft tire
mounted on *'M rim $30. Call 843-2418.

1993 Ford Ranger V6, excellent condition,
manual. Call (850) 223-1192.

1999 Lincoln Town Car Cartier, one owner,
fully loaded, 74,300 actual miles,
.excellent condition. Call 584-4873

F- 1fTED

Free p; i u'p of abandoned & urnwarnie'
veti,'le- h-ea,.v _qupnrr.:rr Top ca h ,:,r
,il tal ru' i ,. ll :86-3 4-1.'930 .
11/12-2/7 .

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850-838-JU.NK (5865)
State Certified Scales

I. Glenn Sadler will not be responsible for
any debris other Ihan my own effective.
December 6 2006
12;6 12/8


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Weekend Treatment Nurse

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Kitchen with Appliances .

Cable & Phone Hookups .
Secure and Comforting Atmosphere
Walk to Cafeteria, Library, Activities
Senior Housing for Ages 62+
HUD Approved Rents, Based on Applicant Income


County Rd. 136, 16 miles west of Live Oak, Florida
(386) 658-5291 Toll Free (800) 647-3353



Call Karen Thomas today and ",-
arrange a personal tour :.- ...

Crosspoint Baptist Fellowship, 920
Courtney Rd on ruesdays with Dr. Sylvia
Tomberlin. Call today fcr an appointment.
(850) 508-6877 or $E':' *:.8- .441
Counseling Cell Church
(anytime) (Mon.. Tues., Thurs.)
11 '22-01:31

J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
;also grind stumps. Cail today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.

A 2 Z Farm and Lawn Services.
Harrowing, bush hog mowing, dirt leveling.
rake work and complete lawn services;
Tree'trimming/ removal, dump truck
services. Call 584,6737.

The Handyman experts LLC honest work!
Affordable, professional. licensed' and
.insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior etc miTr. ,-io pairs home
7-s3rnleisarr:-, :"rt-'tiurf. wa.ihrnd. Ie,",.d adid
concrete) carpel. Pn, .o d fl.cor ,eraric
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
838-6077.25 years..
'. AND.
Free Estimates!!i
Call Billy Blue at
838-1307 .r 672-0955

Need Help? Excellent.ca.re for your elder.
16 years expptience.. Referefe.s
available. Call 584-5165 Please leave'
message and number. Part time preferred.
11/29-12/1.- '.
Bush HogMowing; Dozer Work, Rake
- Work, Land Clearing, Free Estimates. Call
: (850) 843-2187.
9/29-f2/29 .

Home. Cleaning & Lawn. Care Services
Will glean your.home or office, vacuLm,
dust, seep & mbp bathrooms &' etc. Will .
cut lawns, shrubs, vacuum leaves, plant
your plants & deliver mulch. Call Brenda
:.r Terry 850.223-2477,
11 .3.12/27

Clay Swindle LLC .
All types Remodeling Carpenter painter.
eterior & interior Licensed & insured,
experienced Free estimates.. Call 850-
223-1780or 8l43-1941

Irstallation and repairs done at a gd'od
price No overhead. Direct sa.'!ngs to /Ou.
30 years experience 850-838-9050
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Palm Trees Uone -rofessionally: u ye ds
experience, stump gnnding, tree trnmmng.
Licensed & insured. Call John at 850-672-



undersigned in-ends o sel! "he personoi
proper-y described bei; -o enforce oa
lien imposed on said oa oe"y under 'e
Florida Serf S'oroge Focily Ac" S-aiu'es
(section 83.801-83 809)
The undersigned l sell a I .- o :c sc 'e by
co prr'e-i-ive biddin.g On -.-e 9"; day of
December. 2005, o' 10:OC am. on ihe
premises were soaa. pra"oe'-y nas been
s-orea and .vhicn aore located a- LCCK &
Key Mini Sorage. 1309 S Jefferson S-reet,
Perry, Florida, County of Taylor, Stare of
Florida, the following:
Christopher Carnley, Unit B12, household
Felicia Edmond, Wnit F76&F95, household
Evelyn Weaver, Unit A45, household
Purchases must be paid for at the time
of purchase in cash or credit/debit card
only! All purchased units sold as is where
are and items must be removed and
unit cleaned at the time of sale. Sale
subject to cancellation in the event of
settlement between owner and
obligated party.
Dated this 10th day of February, 2006.
12/1, 12/6, 12/8

Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: December 12, 2006
Subject of Hearing: 1. Leave of
Absence Policy Military Leave Policy
2. Student Progression Plan
The District School Board of Taylor
County will hold a public hearing on the
above date for .approval of said
subject item. This hearing will be held at
the school board meeting. The public is
invited to attend to express their
opinions/ concerns. The public hearing
will be. held at the administrative
complex, school board meeting room,
318 north Clark Street. A copy of this
policy may be obtained from the
Superintendent's Office.
Oscar M. Howard
Superintendent of Schools
11/15, 11/22, 11/28, 12/6 :

In the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial
Circuit in and for TAYLOR County, Florida
SERIES 1998-B,
CASE NO.: 06-644-CA
Plaintiff, vs.
and #2, et. al.,
LAKES, last known residencess: 2515

Swann --

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Swann Bonding Agency
"lit.2t: Ei r ,da\ is Spro, 'r,.,
107N. 584 2757
Jefferson St. 584 2757

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B-7 The Taco Times December 6, 2006

FL folloving procedures results in a different
S'- decision or significant: change of terms

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coPAE OK-7
has 'eer fled gins' vC'u anod your ore
requ-red ao serve o copy of your '.,Vri'en
defenses, if ony, -o i: on Brian L Rosoler,
Esquire, Popkin & Rosoler, P.A Ploin-iffs
attorney, a- 170;i es Hii'sboro
Boulevard, Suite 302, Deerfield Beach, FL
33442, within 30 days of The fis' ote of
publication of This notice, and file -he
original with The clerk of -his cour' (P.O.
Box 620, Perry, FL 32347) either before
December 29, 2006 on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter, otherwise a
default will be en-ered agoinst you for
the relief demanded in The complaint or
Dated on November 22, 2006.
As Clerk of the Court
By: Marti LoValle
As Deputy Clerk

hereby given That The undersigned,
pursuant to the fictious name statute,
Chapter 20953 or Section 865.09, Florida
Statutes, 1941, will register with the
Secretary of State, Corporation Division,
Tallahassee, Florida, upon receipt of
proof of publication of this notice the
fictitious name, to-wit:
Skylark Motel
under wtich we/I will engage in
business. 1/.We expect TO engage in
business in Perry, Florida and our address
317 North Byron Butler Parkway
Perry, Florida 32347
The extent of ownership is:
317 Skylark Motel, L.L.C., A Florida
Limited Liability Company 100%
Whose address is:
19410 Royal BIrkdale Drive
Miami, Florida 33015
11/29, 12/6

Notice is hereby given, by the Board of
County Commissioners of Taylor County,
Florida, that pursuant to County
Ordinance No. 2005-2, a Public Hearing
will be held to determine if the Board
shall amend its' FY 2006-2007 Budget, to
honor the request of Doctor's Memorial
Hospital approving an additional
amount of $9,334.74. Said Public Hearing
shall be held at the Board of County
Commission Meeting Room, Taylor
County Courthouse, Annex, Old Post
Office Building, 201 E. Green Street, in
Perry, Florida, at their regular board
meeting to be held on Monday,
January 8, 2007, at 6:00 p.m.
All members of the public are welcome
to attend. Notice is further hereby given,
pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, that
any person or persons deciding to
appeal any matter considered at this
public hearing will need a record of the
hearing and may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, .which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Dated this 6th day of December, 2006.,
by Annie Mae Murphy, Clerk of the
Circuit Court and Clerk to the Board of
County Commissioners of Taylor County,

undersigned intends to sell the personal
property described below to enforce a
lien imposed on said property under the
Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes
(section 83.801-83.809)
The undersigned will sell at public sale by
Competitive bidding on the 15th day of
December, 2006, on the premises
where said property has been' stored
and which are located at Handy
Rentals, 900 Industrial Park Dr. Perry,
Florida 32348, the following:
Shareen Johnson, 110 Alice Street. Perry,
FL 32348, Unit A-6. The contents of which
are being listed as household goods.
12/6, 12/13

Public Notice of Intent to Issue Title V Air
Operation Permit Renewal
Department of Environmental Protection
2nd Revised DRAFT Permit Project No.:
Martin Electronics, Inc. .
Taylor County
The Department of Environmental
Protection (permitting authority) gives
notice of its intent to issue a Title V Air
Operation Permit Renewal to Martin
Electronics, Inc., located at 10625
Puckett Road, Perry, Taylor County. The
applicant's name and address are: Mr.
Richard Gardner, 10625 Puckett Road,
Perry, FL 32348. The permitting authority
will issue the PROPOSED Permit, and
subsequent FINAL Permit, in
accordance with the conditions of the
DRAFT Permit unless a response
received in accordance with the



The complete project file includes the
DRAFT Permit, the application for
renewal, and the information submitted
by' the responsible official, exclusive of
confidential records under Section
403.111, F.S. Interested persons may
contact Christopher L. Kirts. P.E. at the
above address, or call 904/807-3300 for
additional information.
12/6 ,


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: [:_ i I- ;,::: ::

he Permi-Ting Authoriy will accept
m'en comments concerning the DRAFT
Perr-r for a period of thirty'(30)' dctS
for- The dote of publication of this
Fub c No-ice WNTen comments must
oe cos'-morked and oial facsimile
ccnmmenTs must be received by the
close of business (5.00 pm), on or
ce:c.e *ne end of this 30 day period, by.
"-e Pem'rmnng Authority at The
Deor r'ment of Environmental
P!'9-c'on, 7825 Boymeadows Way,
Sure B200, Jocksonville, Florida 32256-
7590 o[ facsimile 904;448-4363. As port
c nis or her comments, ony person
may also request th ; the Permitting
Authorty hold a public meeting on this
permitting action If the Permitting
Au'hory determines there is sufficient
in-erest for a public meeting, it will publish
notice of the Time, dote, and location in
-he Florida Administrative Weekly
('hitp //fow.dos state.fl.us/) and in a
newspaper of general circulation in the
area affected by the permitting action.
For additional information, contact the
Permitting Authority at the above
address or phoQe number. If written
comments or comments received at a
public meeting result in a significant
change to the DRAFT Permit, the
Permitting Authority shall issue a Revised
DRAFT Permit and require, if applicable,
another Public Notice. All comments
filed will be made available for public
A person whose substantial interests ore
affected by the proposed permitting
decision may petition for an
administrative hearing in accordance
with Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the
Florida (F.S ) The petition must contain
the information set forth below and must
be filed (received) in The Department
of Environmental Protection, 7825
Boymeadows Way, Suite B200,
Jacksonville, Florida 32256-7590
(Telephone: 904/807-3300; Fax 904/448-
4363). Petitions filed by any persons
other than those entitled to written
notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must
be filed within fourteen days of
publication of the public notice or within
fourteen days of receipt of the notice of
intent, whichever occurs first. Under
Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any
persons who asked the permitting
authority for notice of agency action
may file a petition within fourteen days
of receipt of that notice, regardless of
the date of publication. A petitioner shall .
mail a copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indicated
above, at the time of filing. The failure of
any person to file a petition within the
applicable time period shall constitute a
waiver of that person's right to request.
on administrative determination
(hearing) under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this
proceeding and participate as a party
to it. Any subsequent intervention will be
only at the approval of the presiding
officer upon the filing of a motion in
compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the
Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)
A petition that disputes the material facts
on which the permitting authority's action
is based must contain the following.
(a)The name and address of each
agency affected and each agency's
file or identification number, if known;
(b)The name, address and telephone
number of the petitioner; name address
a. nd telephone number of the
petitioner's representative, if any, which
shall be the address for service
Purposes during the course of" the
proceeding; and an explanation of-how
petitioner's substantial rights will be
affected by the agency determination;
(c)A statement of how and when the
.petitioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action;
(d)A statement of all disputed issuers of
material fact. If there are none, the
petition must so state;
(e)A concise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, as well as the rules and
statutes which entitle petitioner to relief;
(f)A statement of the specific rules or
statutes the peitioner contends require
reversal or modification of the agency's
proposed action; and,
(g)A statement of the relief sought by
the petitioner,, stating precisely the
action petitioner wishes the agency to
take with respect to the agency's
proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the
,material facts upon which the permitting
authority's action is based shall state that
no such facts ore in dispute and
otherwise shall contain the same
information as set forth above, as
required by Rule 28-106,301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing
process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the permitting authority's final
action may be different from the
position taken by it in this notice of intent.
Persons whose substantial interests will
be affected by any such final decision
of the permitting authority on the
applicant have the right to petition to
become a party to the proceeding, in
accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
Mediation is not available for this
In addition to the above, pursuant to 42
United States Code (U.S.C) Section
7661d(b)(2), any person may petition
the Administrator of the EPA within 60
(sixty) days of the expiration of the
Administrator's 45 (forty-five) day review
period as established at 42 U.S.C.-
Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to
issuance of any Title V permit. Any
petition shall be based only on
objections to the Title V permit that were
raised with reasonable specificity during
the 30 (thirty) day public comment
period provided in this notice, unless the
petitioner demonstrates to the
Administrator of the EPA that it was
impracticable to raise such objections $/
within the comment period or unless the
grounds for such objection arose after
the comment period. Filing of a petition
with the Administrator of the EPA does
not stay the effective date of any Title V
permit properly issued pursuant to the
provisions of Chapter 62-213, F.A:C.
Petitions filed with the Administrator of
EPA must meet the requirements of 42
U.S.C Section 7661d(b)(2) and must be
filed with the Administrator of the EPA at:
U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W.,-Washington
D.C. 20460. A complete project file is
available for public inspection during
normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. Monday through Friday, except
legal holidays, at:
Permitting Authority:
The Department of Environmental
7825 Boymeadows Way, Suite B200
Jacksonville, Florida 32256-7590
Telephone: 904/807-3300
Fax: 904/448-4363

B-8 Taco Times December 6, 2006

Ware W'EP' ~''t;

Shamrock Veterinary Clinic

Shown above during Buckeye's recent United Way fund-raising event are: (I to r) City of Perry Mayor Emily Ketring; Lynn
Bannister, aide to U. S. Senator Bill Nelson; Ken Armstrong, executive director of the United Way of the Big Bend; Brenda
Morgan, chairman of the chili cook-off; Brenda Carlton, chairman of the cake auction; Travis Hart, aide to Congressman Allen
Boyd; Dan Simmons, chairman of Buckeye's United Way campaign; Malcolm Page, county commission chairman; and Glenda
Hamby, United Way campaign associate.

Buckeye raises $6,000 for United Way

Some 100 Buckeye employees
and community guests joined
together last week to raise $3,000
for United Way agencies in slightly
more than one hour at the
company's annual Chili Cook-off
and Cake Auction.
Buckeye's corporate dollar-for-
dollar match increased the total to

Superintendent of Schools Oscar
Howard served as auctioneer in a
"fast-paced bidding war" where
high bidders were said to have
received their "just desserts--
chocolate, lemon, and coconut,"
said Dan Simmons, chairman of
Buckeye's United Way campaign,

The company's campaign goal is


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