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December 13,2006

Taco Ainiimes

More ethics complaints dismissed

Twvo sections
45th Year, No. 49

Fatality results

from Tuesday

afternoon crash
At presstime, law enforcement
officials were working a two-
vehicle, head-on crash which
occurred on Golf Course Road,
and resulted in one fatality.
Other serious injuries were
sustained in the crash,
prompting Doctors' Memorial
Hospital Emergency Medical
Services to call for two
AirMedic aircraft, returning one
which was enroute to
SFurther details will be
available in Friday's Perry-
News Herald.

Schools are out
early Friday
The last day of school before
Christmas break for Taylor County
students is Friday, Dec. 15. Schools
will be on an early dismissal schedule
for Friday. Students are slated to return
to classes Jan. 3.

Santa's watching...
and looking forward
to Saturday
If you pre-registered your children)
for "Breakfast with Santa," their wait is
almost over! The third annual
"Breakfast with Santa" will be held at
the Perry Elks Lodge Saturday, Dec.
16,, ff Wi-.W.~nftil 12 noon.'"
S Pre-registration continues at
-- GTCom, which is a co-sponsor of the
event along with the.Elks Lodge. The
program is for children ages newborn
,to 12; the cost is $5 per child and
includes a pancake breakfast plus a
Visit with Santa and a gift valued at,
more than $10.

Fine free days
.,at the ibmrary
The staff of the Taylor County Public
Library wants everyone to celebrate
the new year by starting 2007 with a
clean slate.
All late charges on overdue books
will be forgiven from now through Jan.

It's a wrap
Do you have Christmas gifts that
need to be wrapped? Bring them to
Evangel Christian Fellowship (1454
Courtney Road) Saturday, Dec. 16,
from 2-6 p.m., and let the Evangel
Christian Fellowship Relay for Life
team wrap them for you.
Boxes will not be provided; the cost
will be $1 per gift.

Tree of Remembrance
honors the memory
of loved ones
The eighth annual Tree of
Remembrance, at Joe P. Burns
Funeral Home, will be the center of a
ceremony Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.
Gospel music, fellowship and food are
planned for those who would like to
honor the memory of a lost loved one.
You're invited to bring an ornament to
place on the Christmas tree in
memory of your family member (which
can be picked up following the




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Two more ethics complaints
filed by Taylor Soil and Water
Conservation Supervisor-elect
William Rick Causey have been
The Florida Commission on
Ethics, in a press release, said that
complaints against Taylor County
.Development Authority (TCDA)

Director Rick Breer and
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce President Dawn Taylor
were dismissed due to a lack of
legal sufficiency.
The Taco Times reported last
week that two similar charges filed
by Causey against County
Commissioner Clay Bethea and

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This 14-foot Christmas tree was knocked over at
Christopher's Christmas Shoppe (old Greystone, after metal
guide wires were cut. Vandals destroyed holiday decorations
around town and at many residences late Saturday night,
leaving notes signed by the "Grinch.-

former Commissioner Daryll
Gunter had also been dismissed.
All four of Causey's ethics
complaints stem from a Sept. 28
event at the Perry Elks Lodge
sponsored by the developers
behind the Magnolia Bay Marina
and Resort project. At the event,
Causey alleges he was struck by

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the project's developer but police
have yet to find any witnesses to
the alleged incident.
In one of the dismissal orders,
the ethics commission found that
the Chamber of Commerce
executive may not be subject to the
jurisdiction of the Ethics
"It is not clear that the
respondent (Dawn Taylor) would
be considered a 'public officer or
employee' subject to the code of
ethics, inasmuch as the
Perry/Taylor County Chamber of

Commerce is not a government
agency," the order stated.
Last week, Attorney William
Blue, who represents Gunter and
Bethea, said he intended to seek
lawyers' fees from Causey.
"The Commission on Ethics is
retaining jurisdiction over this
matter to determine whether Mr.
Causey should be penalized for
bringing this frivolous action,"
Blue stated last week.
Attempts to reach the attorneys
for the Chamber and the TCDA
were unsuccessful Tuesday.

In Monroe County, Ga.

Weekend wreck

kills 2 Perry men

Two Perry men were among those killed in a fiery one-vehicle crash
Sunday morning in Monroe County, Ga.
Loren Ashley Smith, 26, and Daniel Simm Parker, 25, both of Perry,
were passengers in a pickup truck which overturned, struck a tree and
caught fire, according to a report from the Monroe County Sheriffs Office.
The truck was traveling on Juliette Road in Monroe County.
The two men, along with the driver, Lee Russell Martin, 35, of Texas,
were killed in the accident and resulting fire, the report states.
The bodies were taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)
Crime Lab in Atlanta, Ga., for identification.
It is unknown at this time what caused the wreck or whether the men
were wearing seatbelts. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office is continuing
to investigate the incident.

'Grinch' vandals try to steal Christmas

It may be almost two weeks until personalized calling card.
Santa arrives, but the Grinch came Perry Police Department Ptl.
early this year, slithering from Kyle Johnson said he was called to
do, nto'n businesses to homes to a residence late Sunday e\ening.
apartments, stealing holiday The homeowner said when he
decorations and cutting ornamental returned from the movies the
lights, before leaving a evening before, he noticed that

Inductees to Educators'

Hall of Fame announced

The 2006 Educators' Hall of
IFame inductees have been named
and they hold a total of 104 years
of service in education, with 94 of
them being served in Taylor
The first inductee, Carolyn
SDemps, served as a classroom

Carolyn Demps

Dean Mann

Verna Mae Woodfaulk

teacher and Pre-K director for 28
in Perry and 34 years total.
Nominated by Izell
Montgomery Jr., Demps was
selected as the first Pre-K director
for the county.
"As a classroom teacher," said
Montgomery, "she impacted the
lives of thousands of boys and
girls, going above and beyond the
call of duty to help them become
proficient learners.
"As the Pre-K coordinator, she
was .very instrumental in the
implementation of the Pre-K
program, providing strong and
dedicated leadership for her staff,
the district and the parents.
"She also contributed to our
district as the president of TEA.
She impacted the lives of our
instructional staff as a leader of
educators, and she forged a
renewing of the spirit of
cooperation between the school
board and instructional staff.
"As a classroom teacher,
Carolyn served on numerous
committees and volunteered her
services to ensure the success of -
the school's program and the
academic achievement of her
"She spent many hours beyond
the school day and on weekends
developing supplemental materials
for her students. Plus, she made
many home visits and engaged in
late night conferences with her
students' parents. She was always
available to assist a concerned
"As Pre-K coordinator, she used
all of her creative powers to bring
about an effective program for her
students and the parents of those
students. She gave untiringly of
herself, her finances and
volunteered her husband on
numerous occasions for projects
which were unfunded, but were
needed, for the overall
development of her students and
"She also served as the
education coordinator for the
Headstart program, where she
provided training and supervision
of the instructional staff of
"Carolyn is one of the most
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some of his Christmas lights in his
front yard for decorations were not
On Stunda\ morning, he
investigated it and realized that
they had been cut intentionally by
someone. He then found a note on
his front door with the message,
"The Grinch was here."
Johnson said he told the man that
he was investigating several
similar incidences.
"PPD Sgt. Dodd Franklin and
myself then left and began looking
through the neighborhood and
downtown areas and noticed that
several notes had been placed on

the small trees on the sidewalks
throughout the town," Johnson
The notes which were found.
stated, "Problem? Call 1-800-
GRINCH," "How many licks does
it take to get to the center of a
Grinch?" "Grinch--the other white
meat," and "Grinch, you can do it,
we can help." All the notes were
found on the trees in the downtown
area, on which many of the lights
decorating the trees had been cut.
Other Christmas decorations
was either torn down or pushed
over with severe damage done to

Some of the businesses with
damages include Rosehead
Junction, Christopher's Christmas
Shoppe. the Historical Society and
the Ciy oT-Pen.
"We found a note on a Pace
Street residence which had their
wreath stolen from their front
door," said Johnson. "PPD Ptl.
Garrett Campbell then contacted
me and said he had found a note at
Attitudes Hair Salon, which said,
'The Grinch loves ya.' The topper
on the Christmas tree at the
business was also stolen."
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Progress Energy to go nuclear?

Progress Energy, which serves from the, Gulf of Mexico and eight
Taylor and many other Florida miles north of the company's
counties, announced Tuesday that Crystal River Energy Complex in
it has named a site in southern Citrus County. Its location is about
Levy County as the preferred 50 miles east of Steinhatchee along
location for construction of a the Taylor County line.
nuclear plant -- if the decision is Progress Energy operates a
made in future years to move nuclear plant, as well as four coal-
forward. fueled units at its Crystal River
The Levy County site, site. The Levy County location
approximately 3,000 acres, is was chosen based on an
located about seven miles inland assessment of the major siting

criteria: land, access to sufficient
quantities of. water (from the Gulf)
and access to the electric
transmission system, as well as an
overall evaluation of
environmental considerations.
The proximity of the site to the
company's existing nuclear plant
also would provide opportunities
for efficiencies in shared support
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Christmas at Perry Primary
Second graders pose as Santa (Perry Primary Principal George Clayton) reads to them in
the PPS library Tuesday. Students at the school spent time making gingerbread houses and
other holiday crafts. Librarian Mary Asher said she could attest that "all of the kids had been
good for Santa."

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Family and friends invited

Reception will be held Jan. 29

Continued from page 1
talented and creative individuals
I've had the opportunity of
knowing," said Montgomery. "She
is a dreamer and a finisher.
Whatever she starts, she will finish
it, no matter what it takes--that's
"Her strongest gift is the gift of
working with and nurturing young
ladies. She has demonstrated this
more than once. She established
the Taylor Interdenominational
Christian Organization (TICO) in
1975 to meet the needs of Christian
ladies in the community.
"From this parent group, a youth
ministry was established and TICO
began to include males in their
"The song, 'May The Work I've
Done Speak For Me,' is very
befitting for Carolyn. Truly, many
boys and girls are educated,
productive, contributing members
of our society and responsible
parents because of her untiring
dedication and love of young
people. She has given of herself
spiritually, physically, emotionally
and financially, so that others may
"Some may say, 'Why?' Demps
says, 'Why not!' After more than
five years of retirement, she is still
seeking ways to impact the lives of
our children," Montgomery added.
The next inductee, Dean Mann,
held the position of band director
for Taylor County High School and
Taylor County Junior High School
for 22 years.
In her nomination, Wanda Kemp
said that "in the past 50 years, very
few teachers have contributed to
the overall quality of education, in
both program and student
influence as Dean Mann. He
became the Taylor County High
School band director when he was
only 28 years old, and for the next
22 years, he WAS the Taylor
County High School band.
"From only 18 members when
he became band director at TCHS,

to over 120 members throughout
the late 1950s, 60's and 70's, Dean
Mann became a true TCHS legend.
"His exemplary level of musical
perfection brought TCHS band
performances to consistently
superior levels in concert and
marching band events at both the
district and state levels. He is one
of the most extraordinary examples
I know of, just how much a teacher
can positively impact a school,
students and the community.
"Above and beyond producing
superior marching and concert
bands year after year, Mr. Mann
and his willingness to go above
and beyond for his students and his
school ensured that school spirit,
school pride and personal
responsibility were at play year
"All TCHS alumni know that for
more than two decades, being in
the TCHS band was the 'it' thing! If
you wanted to be in the band and
play football, he made it happen. If
you had a conflict with band and
another extracurricular activity, he
negotiated a remedy.
"If you needed help paying for
your. instrument, he somehow
found a way. His philosophy was
that a bond should exist between.
the band, the teams and the
cheerleading squad, along with the
directors and coaches, so that
school and team spirit permeated
the student body and the entire
community in a positive way
throughout the school year.
"I must learn to be at the right
place, at the right time, with the
right preparation and the right
"Even today, you can ask about
his motto and former students will
repeat it verbatim, with enthusiasm
and respect. Superior ratings do
not come easily. They do not just
happen consistently, year after
year. Superior ratings demand
superior dedication, knowledge,
work ethic and leadership.
"He taught these qualities by
example and that is why the TCHS
band was so superior during his

leadership years. It is why his
students loved and respected him
so much and were willing to make
the sacrifices necessary to achieve
and maintain such superior
performance standards.
"Very simply put, Dean Mann
was loved, admired and respected
by his co-workers and the Taylor
County community. Parents trusted
him, teachers modeled after him
and music directors throughout the
state admired him. He brought
such class, honor and prestige to
the band, that his name will always
be synonymous with the TCHS
band program.
"An excellent teacher's influence
can last a lifetime and Dean
Mann's has. For over 50 years his
name has stood for personal
responsibility, high expectations,
high performance and spirit and
pride for school, team and each
"I attended Mr. Mann's funeral
and it was one of the largest I'd
ever seen. Hundreds of his former
students and children of former
students came to pay their respects
to him and honor the influence he
had had on their lives.
"Many spoke and all had a
different story to tell about their
days in the band. But every single
story had a common thread--Mr.
Mann and his expectations for
nothing less than one's absolute
best and his love for TCHS, his
students and his music.
"His influence to the Taylor
County High School Band is
nothing short of legendary. There
was only one 'Mr. Mann,' and I am
very grateful that TCHS was his
home," Kemp added.
Another inductee, Verna Mae
Woodfaulk, worked in the Taylor
School District for 44 years, where
she worked as office manager at
Jerkins High School and then later-
at Perry Primary School.
"Verna served faithfully during
her tenure," said Perry Primary
School 'Principal George Clayton
in nominating Woodfaulk. "She,
was willing to come in early, stay

late and work at home when
deemed necessary to complete any
assignment given to her. I can
remember her coming to work
during after-school hours, when
she was ill, to make sure that
payroll and other documents were
submitted on time.
"Verna loved her job. She was
trustworthy, dependable and
maintained confidentiality at all
times. She had a positive working
relationship with the staff and
anytime someone had a problem
and needed someone to listen, she
was available.
"Being actively involved in her
church and as a Sunday School
teacher, she gained much respect
from the youth. Not only did she
teach God's word, she strived daily
to align her life with her teaching.
"I was a student at Jerkins and
later'a co-worker at Perry. Primary
and her Christian character has
always been the same.
"Regardless of the storms in her
life, she kept the faith and
maintained her dignity," Clayton
A reception will be held for the
inductees on Monday, Jan. 29,
from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the board
room at the administrative
complex, located beside Perry
Primary School. All family and
school friends of the honorees are
cordially invited to attend.


Tuesday morning crash
No one was injured in this one-vehicle wreck at the
intersection of Hwy. 19 and Grubbs Street. The vehicle left
the roadway and struck a tree. Units from Doctors' Memorial
Hospital Emergency Medical Services and the Perry.Police
Department responded to the scene.

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A-3 Taco Times December 13, 2006

15-foot snowman stolen

Continued from page 1
At Pineview Apartments. a 15-
foot tall inflatable snowman and a
wreath were stolen.
The thieves left a note, saying,
"The Grinch was here."
The apartment manager told
police that as she turned the lights
off the night before around 11:30
p.m., she noticed a "small silver
vehicle pull up and two white male

juveniles and one white female
juvenile got out of the car and were
looking at the snowman, which
was stolen."
One Ridge Road resident
reported that sometime after
midnight Saturday, someone
knocked down plastic candy canes
which lined the driveway.
They also knocked down lights
and stole two very large wooden
candy canes, which were later
discovered across the street from

their residence.
The homeowner called police
again later, after he found an index
card on which was written, "The
Grinch loves to see you smile."
Officers with the Perry Police
Department said Tuesday that if
the "Grinch" is caught, he will not
get the chance to let his heart grow
two sizes bigger.
Instead, officers maintain, "he
will be arrested for criminal

,,Bringing Christmas cheer
The Perry Police Department, AMVETS Post 20, Ladies Auxiliary and Apalachee Center
teamed up with two local merchants to bring a little extra "Christmas cheer" to some local
needy families. With help from Wal-Mart and Gunrunners Sporting Goods, several local
children will receive fishing gear and bicycles. The police department donated helmets.

'Florida needs new power plants

NUCLEAR maximizes energy independence considered must-run facilities that
Continued from page 1 and environmental responsibility, operate 24 hours a day to meet
while bolstering the energy supply basic, constant customer demand
functions. In the coming months, that serves us all. The importance for electricity. Nuclear and coal-

the potential site will undergo
further detailed assessment.
"Our commitment is to provide
reliable and affordable energy to
more than 1.6 million customers
every day," said Jeff Lyash,
president and CEO of Progress
Energy Florida. "We expect
demand for electricity in our
service territory to grow by more
than 25 percent in the next decade,
and today's announcement is part
of our long-term, balanced
approach to meeting our
d customers' future needs."
.The state's landmark energy
plan, adopted this year, recognizes
the need for new plants, as well as
the critical role that nuclear power
already plays in promoting reliable
7 electricity and rate stability for
W e agree with state and federal
Sladers that nuclear power must
continue to be part of a balanced
approach to meeting the state's
. growing needs -- an approach that

of our state's reliable energy
supply was again made clear last
summer, as an extended heat wave
caused significant issues
(including blackouts and
brownouts) in New York and other
parts of the country," Lyash said.
Lyash said as Florida's
population and energy. needs
continue to grow, Progress Energy
and the state will continue to rely
on increased energy efficiency
initiatives and renewable energy
sources to help ensure a reliable
and affordable supply of electricity
for everyone.
"But even with an emphasis on
those critical components, Florida
also needs new power plants," he
While other types of power
plants have been added in recent
years the significant customer and
energy-usage growth have
prompted' the need for adding
baseload generation.
Baseload power plants are

fueled power plants are the most
economical forms of baseload
generation. The company currently
operates a diverse mix of energy
resources--including nuclear and
coal-, natural gas- and oil-fueled
power plants--to ensure reliability
and affordability on behalf, of
' Lyash said two goals in the
company's decision making about
future facilities are reducing
America's reliance on foreign oil
supplies and protecting *'the
environment '
Even v. ith more energy-efficienr
appliances, there is -more
electricity being used in -the
average home today than 20 years
For instance, .large plasma-
screen TVs, which- have grown in
popularity, can use more .IectrIc1ii',
than a refrigerator i,.xhich
traditionally has been the third-
largest user of electricity in the

Commission extends extra

1-cent bed tax to 10 years

The Taylor County Commission
has agreed to extend an already
approved one-cent increase to the
county's bed tax from five years to
10 years.
The funds have been earmarked
for the installation of new air
conditioning and heating at Forest
Capital Hall.
The commission originally
approved the additional tax, which
is applied to anyone staying at
establishments such as hotels

within the county, in October of
2005 for five years.
According to Taylor County '1
Tourism Development Council
(TDC) Director Dawn Taylor,
extending the tax for 10 years will
allow her council to bond the tax
revenue so work can begin now
rather than waiting for the money
to accumulate. Taylor estimated
the additional tax, which went into
effect this year, will result in
approximately $45,000 per year.

At the commission's Nov. 28
meeting, Commissioner Rudolph
Parker made a motion to approve
the extension and Commissioner
Pat Patterson seconded. The
measure passed 4-1 with
Commission Clay Bethea voting
County Administrator Buddy
Humphries told commissioners
early estimates for the project were
much higher than expected and
they.were working on the issue.

More than $10,000 of possessions

stolen during residential burglary

Thieves relieved a Warner
Avenue resident of more than
$10,000 worth of possessions
while she was in the process of.
The homeowner said when she
arrived at her home, Friday, to
finish moving her belongings, she
found the glass had been busted
out of the door inside the garage.
When police arrived, she told
them that several items had been
taken, including a $5,000 mink
coat and a stereo system.
Also stolen was a jewelry box
containing a gold necklace with
her name .written in diamonds,
valued at $4,000; a nugget bracelet

with her name written in gold; a
nugget bracelet with her husband's
name in diamonds and also eight
gold fingernails, one having her
initials in diamonds.

Perry Police Department Ptl.
Wesley Cooper dusted for
fingerprints and is in charge of the.
case. There are no suspects at this

Donate toys by Tuesday, Dec. 19
- The Joint Drug Task Force is once again collecting Christmas toys for
underprivileged children. Inv. Dewayne Bratcher and Det. Mike Anderson
invite anyone with a new toy wishing to give it to a deserving child, to
please make the donation at the Perry Police Department, located on
Washington Street.
All toys should be donated by Tuesday, Dec. 19, to ensure that "Santa"
will be able to deliver them by Christmas.
"It's that time of year," said Bratcher. "The people of this community
have always be generous when it comes to children and we're hoping it
will be the same this year."

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Bake-off winners showcase recipes

My Husband's Reese Cookies
Francine V. Vann won first place in the cookie division of the Florida
Forest Festival Bake-off and third place overall for "My Husband's Reese
If you're needing a treat for a holiday get-together, the judges would
recommend Francine's husband's recipe!
My Husband's Reese Cookies
1 box graham crackers (grind to semi-fine)
1 18-oz. jar crunchy peanut butter
I stick unsalted butter
1 t. vanilla
1 and 1/2 c. powdered sugar
I bag semi-sweet chips
I and 1/2 blocks paraffin wax
Melt butter and peanut butter, combining until smooth. Remove from
heat;, add crumbs, sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Roll out to one-quarter
inch depth on wax paper. Cut cookies out. Chill. Then melt chocolate
chips and wax; dip cookies in this mixture and place on wax paper until
set. Enjoy!

Atmy's Apple-Crumb Cheesecate
If you don't need a cookie, but you do need a dessert, Amy Riley placed
in the cake division, and third overall with her Apple-Crumb Cheesecake.
It could dazzle your guests today, or Christmas Day!
Apple-Crumb Cheesecake
1 and 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 t. ground cinnamon
6 T. butter, melted

3 pkg. cream cheese (room
1 c. granulated sugar
6 eggs
3/4 c. sour cream
1/4 c. all purpose flour
1 21-oz. can apple pie filling

1 c. all purpose flour
1/4 c. packed dark brown sugar
2 T. granulated sugar
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
6 T. butter (melted)
(Sugar glaze or caramel topping

Combine crust ingredients and press into springform pan. Beat cream
cheese and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in sour
cream and flour. Fold in pie filling. Pour into crust and bake for 50
minutes at 325 degrees.
Combine flour.. brow n sugar. granulated sugar and cinnamon. \\ ith
lork, ti 'in ibutier. Squeeze mi\tiure to form crumb'h; sprinkle over hot
cheesecake. Bake 25 minutes. Turn off oven. Let cheesecake stand in,
oven with door closed for one hour.
Cool on rack and refrigerate eight hours or overnight.

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Mary Becht, Cheryl Gregory and Norma McGuire led the way to lunch, antiques and shops.

Red Hats take on Thomasville

Before the flurry of Christmas
activity, Perry's original chapter of
the Red Hat Society, the
Roseheads, traveled to
Thomasville, Ga., for lunch and' an
afternoon dedicated to antiquing
and shopping.
Twenty-one Red Hatters (50 and
over) and three Pink Hatters (under
50) gathered at 11:30 a.m. at the
Veranda at Toscoga. This cafe is
located on the first floor of a three-
story antique mall. Organizers for
the event included Mary Becht,
Norma McGuire and Cheryl
Everyone was welcomed by
Gregory who rang the Red' Hat
bell. Patricia Lindsey reported on
the group's participation in the

2006 Forest Festival Parade as
well as the Taylor County High
School Homecoming Parade.
Gregory then followed with a
report on the groups fall fundraiser.

Laura Taylor gave details on the
"Bling" jewelry which the group
will be selling for Relay For Life.
Other important dates and times

A 50-Ch weddingg anniversary arid friends are invited to attend.
reception will honor Virginia and The couple requests no gifts,
Dub Cruce on Saturday, Dec. 16, please.
from 2-4 p.m. at Joyce's Main
Street Cafe. All family members

concerning relay were reviewed,
and members were given a "break"
-in fundraising except for collecting
"Change for Change" at their
meetings. Debi Limoges asked
members to pay dues by January
and report any expenses for
Debbie Beach blessed the food
as the group enjoyed a meal
Cookie Workman recognized
October and November birthdays,
and led members in singing
"Happy Birthday" to Queen
Mother Hattie Adams, Cheryl
Gregory and Charlotte Karns.

Names were then drawn for door
prizes, compliments of Debbie's
Jewels, Rebecca's Gifts and the
November committee. Winners
were Adams, Beach, Narncy Joyal,
Karns, Lindsey, June Lytle,
Barbara Patrick, Suezette Stephens
and Laura Taylor.
Alice Brady gave a preview of
December's meetingg and the Red
Hat bell was passed to the
committee for that month.

On Dec. 20th


designs get

the spotlight
Bob Bell's extravaganza of
Christmas design is planned for
Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Perry
Garden Club following a covered
dish luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
"This is our Christmas
luncheon, and Bob will create
Christmas designs 'right before
your eyes'," said Liska Gooding,
who serves as president of the
club. "These designs will be
auctioned at the conclusion of the
meeting," she added.
Jimmie Bennett is chairman of
the hostess committee for this
holiday event.
Marne Helberg will give the
horticulture tip of the month. All
members are encouraged to attend
this final meeting of the 2006
calendar year.

Taylor named

as a 'scholar'
The United States Achievement
Academy has named Sara. E.
Taylor among its Collegiate All-
American Scholars.
The program recognizes
"superior students who excein the
academic disciplines. Scholars
must earn a 3.3 or higher grade
point average, and be selected by a
school official or qualified sposor,
In all, the academy recognizes
fewer than 10 percent of all
college students."
Taylor,. who attends North
Florida Community College, was
nominated by Mary Anne
Wheeler. She is the daughter of
Glenn and Marsha Taylor. Her
grandparents,-are' Joe Land ,Glenna-,
Tayl6r, Sandii B oltbfni,'arsil' 11
and Sue Hicks, all of Perry.

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Perry native receives pharmacy award

from Johnson & Johnson Health Care

Members of the public and Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce staff joined together
with Candi Cook as she celebrated the grand opening of Perry's newest shoe store, "Candi's."
The establishment is located along the courthouse square on Green Street.

March of Dimes 'thrilled'

New law earmarks federal funding for

premature birth research and education

Five Johnson & Johnson Health
Care Systems Inc. Long-Term
Care account directors have been
named as "Best Account
Managers" by long-term care
pharmacies and prescribers in the
Health Strategies Group (HSG)
annual study of long-term care
Among those recognized was J.
Leigh Faircloth, regional account
director in Florida and a Perry
Eighty-three LTC pharmacy
executives and prescribers,
including nurse practitioners,
physicians'and medical directors,
were interviewed for the HSG
annual LTC Trends Report and
asked to identify by name the best
account manager from a
pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Account managers garnering
"best" mentions were those who
are particularly knowledgeable
about the LTC industry and who
demonstrate the ability and
willingness to obtain resources and
develop support, combine
manufacturer goals and client
needs for mutual benefit and
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pharmacy said about Faircloth,
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passed the "PREEMIE" Act (S.
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March of Dimes organization on
both a. national and local level.
"Congress has responded to the
growing crisis of premature birth
by approving a bill that will
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research and education on
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m "Premature birth is one of the
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market productivity and early
intervention services. An earlier
study by the March of Dimes
estimated that the in-patient
hospital charges alone were $18.1
billion in 2003, 44 percent of
which was billed to employers and
.other private plans and 49 percent
to the Medicaid program. We look
forward to President Bush signing
this bill which will benefit
America's Children and their
"The goal of the bill is to start
pumping federal dollars in helping
with premature births," March of
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Jennifer Bitner said.
"Everything we've been ,doing
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big andi' so Vast' it nedaed" the
support of the federal
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staff across the nation have worked
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years," Howse said.

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TCMS's Ashley Mixon boots the ball as a Ft. White player

FWC's speckled trout

goal exceeded in state

-, A Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
stock assessment of spotted
seatrout indicates that the
management goal for this popular
hnear-shore fishery is being met.
:The FWC reviewed the assessment
during its public meeting
Thursday in Key Largo.
The FWC routinely collects and
analyzes data concerning key
marine fisheries species such as
spotted seatrout, and these data
provide vital information for the
development of management
The spotted seatrout assessment
found that FWC's management
objective of a 35-percent spawning
potential ratio iSPR) is being
exceeded in all four regiions of the
state. SPR is the ratio of the egg
production of mature fish in a
fished population .to. the ..e
.prodMuon tlhait w'oa cL-[i LI itre"-
population w3as not fished.
The stock assessment examines
`:-gspotted seatrout in four
geographical areas in the state.
.Current SPR levels on Florida's
Gulf coast are 38 percent in the
northwest region and 44 percent in
the southwest region. On the
:state's Atlantic coast, current SPR
levels are 62 percent in the
northeast region and 51 percent in
the southeast region.

S; however, the number of directed
trips for spotted seatrout has
" increased since 1996 in all
regions. Consequently, even
though the management goal for
spotted seatrout is now being met,
the FWC intends to carefully
monitor fishing effort for further
ificreases that could put pressure
on the stocks.
The FWC will also form a work
...group to review ,the recent
.:assessment results and consider
whether management changes are
1 warranted. The next assessment for
spotted seatrout is due in 2009.

Spotted seatrout is primarily a
recreational fishery, however a.
limited commercial summer,
fishery is still allowed.
Commercial landings account for
only about 1 percent of the total
statewide harvest.
Two management regions have
been established to manage the
recreational harvest, of spotted
seatrout. The North region
includes state waters on Florida's
Gulf coast north and west of a line
near the Pinellas/Pasco counties
border near Fred Howard County
Park in Pinellas County and on
the Atlantic coast north of the
Volusia/Flagler counties border.
The South region includes all
other state waters.
A slot limit of 15-20 inches
total length applies for
recreationally harvested spotted
-,eatrout statewide. The daily\
rccreatir nal j i g 'limit- ti- l rt"ntl '
five fish per.person in the North
region and four per person in the
South region, with an allowance
of one fish to be larger than the
maximum size of 20 inches total
All spotted seatrout harvest is
prohibited in February in the
North region and during November
. and December in the South region.
These closed seasons protect
seatrout during winter cold spells
when they are particularly
susceptible to harvest. r-
Comme'tcial spotted seatiout
harvest is allowed only in' June,
July and August. The size limit
for commercial harvest is 15-24
inches total length and there is a
trip limL of "5 fish per peson per
day or per vessel, whichever is
A restricted species endorsement
is required to harvest seatrout
commercially. The simultaneous
possession of ',gill niets, and'
seatrout is prohibited, and towing
an extra vessel to exceed the bag
limit is also prohibited.


The Taylor County Middle
School Girls Soccer team had a
great week of play. On Tuesday
the Lady Dogs traveled to Ft.
White to take on the Indians. It
was a repeat matchup of two
teams who met in the opening
round of the Lake City
Tournament three days earlier.
"The first time we played them
it was a close game, but we won
2-1, so this time I asked the girls
to step up their play a bit and see
if we could play a more complete
game," said Coach Jonathan
Mauk. "They did exactly what I
asked. Our girls did a good job
passing and finding each other on
the field. This team is starting to
play very good soccer."
TCMS ended up beating Ft.
White 7-0. Scoring for the
Bulldogs was Serena Peacock with
2 goals with an assist; Savannah
Cantrell with two goals and one
assist; Shae Horner, one goal and
one assist; Katie Holden, one
goal; Jenna Wilson, one goal, and
Courtney Brown, one assist.
On Thursday Taylor traveled to
* Lake City to play a tough and
undefeated Lake City Middle
School team.
"Lake City is a very good team
that beat us 6-1 the last time we
played them, so we knew that we
had our work cut out for us," said
"Our.girls are playing very good
soccer right now and we told them
what it would take to win the
game, and they went out and did
it. We handed Lake City their first
loss of the season; I can't say
enough about' the a total team
effort and players leaving it all on
the field. We moved some girls to
some different positions to try and
slow their attack and they
responded very well.
"The defensive players who shut
,... h,:. *',Clty aN& .re
Ciara Perkins, Katie Holden,
Macy Gregory, Candice Story, and
Courtney Brown who we moved
back because of her speed. We also
asked Sarah Meacham to help
support the defense and she did a
fantastic job," he added.
Scoring for the Bulldogs in the
2-1 victory was Jenna Wilson
with an assist from. Serena
Peacock. That was followed with
an unassisted goal in the second

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girls in

half from Tiffany Nix.
"All I can say that it was a
complete team effort to beat a
quality team like Lake City," said
Mauk. "When we started the
season we had a very young team
with nine new starters on it, but



prove to 8-4

each week they worked hard and
have gotten better and better.
They're eager to learn and have a
winning attitude. It's an honor to
be associated with these girls. I'm
so impressed with the 8-4 record
these girls have put together so


S, By Tony Young
SI: Ton, Youngia'"MyFV' C .:omr
,, j Florida Fish and VVWildlife
"... Conser .atlon Commis.ion

End the Year with a
Bang of Holiday
Hunting Traditions
There's finally a chill and a cer-
tain festiveness in the air as most of
us try to take time off from work to
enjoy spending quality time with
family and friends and reflect on
the passing year. Children will be
out of school on winter break soon,
and while the holiday season's
upon us, so are several traditional
hinting opportunities.
The second phase of waterfowl
and coot season comes in statewide
Dec. 9 and runs through Jan. 28.
In addition to the usual hunting
license and permit requirements,
duck hunters also must have a
Florida waterfowl permit ($3) and
a federal duck stamp ($15).
. The daily bag limit on ducks is
six, but you need to know your
ducks before you pull the trigger,
because there are different daily
limits for each species. For
inrijnc,.. within the six-bird limit
d ir.. can only be one :lad.. duck,
one mottled duck, one fulvous
whistling-duck, one pintail and one
canvasback. Only two of your six-
bird limit can be redheads, wood
ducks or scaup, and you may. have
only four scoters or four mallards
(of which only two can be female)
in your bag.
All other species of ducks may
be taken up to the six-bird limit,
except harlequin ducks. Taking or
attempting to take harlequins is
illegal. The daily limit on coots is
15, and there's a five-bird limit on
mergansers, only two of which
may be hooded.

When hunting waterfowl, hunters
. may only use non-toxic shotgun
shells. In fact, it's illegal for
hunters even to possess lead shot
when waterfowl hunting. Only
iron (steel), bismuth-tin and various
tungsten-alloys are permissible.
For something different, try
woodcock hunting. Woodcock sea-
son runs Dec. 16 Jan. 14.
Woodcocks are excellent game
birds because they hold well for
pointing bird dogs and provide a
challenging shot when flushed.
The daily bag limit is three.
The third phase of mourning and
white-winged dove season opens
Dec. 9 and runs through Jan. 7.
There's a 12-bird daily bag limit on
From November on, shooting
hours for all migratory birds are
one-half hour before sunrise to sun-
set. You must get a no-cost migra-
tory bird permit where you pur-
chase your hunting license before
you hurt jan/ of these birds, thor'ul
T h, ..-nL, firearm you're .,l :."-..:.
to hunt migratory game birds with
is a shotgun, no larger than 10-
gauge. Shotguns must be plugged
to a three-shell capacity (magazine
and chamber combined). Bows
also are legal.
Retrievers and bird dogs can be
useful in hunting migratory game -
birds. Artificial decoys, as well as
manual or mouth-operated bird
calls, also are legal and essential
gear for duck hunters.
You may hunt migratory game
birds over an agricultural field, as
long as the crop's been planted by
regular agricultural methods.

far. I look forward to our last 4
games of the regular season."
The Lady Dogs play. Florida
High at home on Monday before
they go on the road to play Lake
City Richardson (Tuesday) and
Mayo on Thursday.

However, don't even think about
"sweetening" the field by scatter-
ing agricultural products over it -
or anywhere near it or you could
wind up in serious trouble. It does-
n't matter if you aren't the one who
scattered the bait. If you knew or
should've known that such bait
was present, you're accountable
under the law.
Some other things you can't do
while hunting migratory game birds
include using rifles, pistols, cross-
bows, traps, snares, nets, sinkboxes,
swivel guns, punt guns, battery guns,
machine guns, fish hooks, poisons,
drugs, explosive substances, live
decoys, recorded bird calls or sounds
or electrically amplified bird call
imitations. Shooting from a moving
automobile or boat, and herding or
driving birds with vehicles or vessels
also are against the law.
Bobcat and otter hunting season
is Dec. I March 1, and there's no
daily bag or season limit on either
Like foxes, bobcats may be
chased year-round with dogs, but
possessing firearms during the
closed season between March 2
and Nov. 30 is prohibited. On a
few wildlife management areas,
bobcats and ,,iters may riot be
taken, so pL.,ie consult the specific
area brochure before you hunt.
Whether upland bird hunting
with friends and family, shooting
ducks on the pond with your
favorite lab or taking that big cat as
he llip up b.,lirdJ Ji n ,i ,- r.p nb'
fawn, December has the hunting
opportunities you're looking for.
Here's wishing you happy holi-
days and a successful hunting sea-
son. If you can, remember to
introduce someone new to our
great sport. As always, have fun,
hunt safely and ethically, and we'll
see you in the woods!
Tony Young is the media relations
coordinator for the FWC's
Division of Hunting and Game
Management. You can reach him
with questions about hunting at
Toty. Young@MyFWC.conm.

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A-7 Taco Times December 13, 2006

Bishop honors four from Perry
Four members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church were chosen to receive thq
Christus Medicus Award, recognizing their commitment to preserving the sanctity of all
human life and respect for every person--whether poor or rich, sick or well, elderly or
dying. Mary Jane Franklin, Toni Sadler, Vicky Marbas and Doris Galindo-Lepoma received
their awards, on behalf of the whole Pensacola-Tallahassee Dioceses, from Bishop Ricard on'
Dec. 2 at Blessed Sacrament Church.

Cards of Thanks .

God gives us so many wonderful things to be thankful for. His word
tells us in everything give thanks.
The kindness you exhibited by sharing in our loss shall remain forever
in our hearts. Thank you for all acts of kindness shown during the loss of
my son, our brother, father, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.
We are most appreciative for your prayers because it is through the
prayers of the righteous that we are able to stand.
The family of Mitchell Jerone Howell

for the time, generosity and love you put into
"Heritage Day" a first class Taylor County Event!!!

A In Loving.
Memory of
A life well lived is a
legacy of joy, pride
and pleasure.
A loving mother and
lasting memories
leave grateful hearts full of treasures.

One year ago on Decmber 13, 20(5,
you departed this earth and left us. We
; miss you very much although you are
forever in ouir hearts.
Your husband Sidney Sr. and your children,
Willie, Teddy, Herman and Sidney Jr.

Churches sing for Christmas!
Junior Choir cantata Away on Saturday, Dec. 16, from Families invited
9-11 a.m. at the Gerald Walker A Christnma Family Celebratior
is tonight park adjacent to the Boys and -.pa. ..an,
The Junior Choir of First Girls Club. Please8pageo

Presbyterian Churcn will present
"The Good News Christmas
Cruise" tonight following the 5:45
p.m. fellowship meal. The
community is invited to "'sail
away" with these young musicians.
'A Song Was Born at
Southside Baptist Church will
continue the music of the season
with its presentation of "A Song
Was Born at Christmas." .
This musical celebrates the birth
of the Messiah, and will be
presented Sipnday, Dec. 17, at 6
p.m. under the direction of Ty
Scott. The Rev. Gary French
invites the community to attend;
the church is located at 673
Plantation Rd.
Clothes give-away
planned for Saturday
at Potter's House
SPotter's House Mission
Outreach will offer a Clothes Give-

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The family of Gary L. Williams would like to
thank everyone for their jr support and kindness
during this difficult 'time. A very special
thank you to Melvin a0 id Marcia Parkerfor all
they have done. They mean more to us than
they will ever know. Ai so, thank you to all the
emergency medical stafj, 'at Doctors' Memorial
Hospital and Tallahassi 5 e Memorial Hospital.
May God bless each a 'zd every one of you! ".
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Certificates presented to Faircloth

during September training meeting

Continued from page 5
supportive of educational sessions
with our nurses and pharmacists.
"One of our key 2006 objectives
is to maintain our leadership
position in Long-Term Care. With
so many of our LTC account
managers receiving this
recognition, our customers are
demonstrating their endorsement
of our entire LTC group," said

Sandy Babey, vice president
Managed Markets.
The account directors were
recognized with certificates from

In Thomasville, Ga.

HSG presented at the Managed
Markets Account Management
September training meeting.

Celebrate winter solstice

Leigh Faircloth, regional account director for Johnson &
Johnson in Florida and a Perry native, received recognition
as "Best Account Manager.",

'Face Down' to headline New

Year's Eve youth extravaganza

Continued from page 7
is planned for Friday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. in Immaculate Concept ion
Catholic Church featuring Chris Padgett as Christian speaker/wors hip
Everyone in the community is invited for "a wonderful, joy-filled ti me
with our Lord and one of his faithful servants," said Gay Kallschmidt for
the church. Please bring a dessert to share following the service.
For more information on Padgett, you may visit the webs ite,

Planning now for New Year's Eve?
The group, Face Down, will headline the New Year's Eve yc uth
extravaganza planned by the Taylor Baptist Association, with the
endorsement of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This event is for
students in grades 6 and up, and will include food, music, games, won ship
-and door prizes: It begins at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 and continues Lintil
12:30 a.m. on New Year's Day! Organizers urge you to make your p lans

Final Men's Day of

2006 is celebrated

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara
Florence Moore were held
-aturday, Dec. 9, at Mt. Olive
`Missionary Baptist Church. The
Rev. George Williams officiated.
4-Mrs. Moore, 90 years old, was the
oldest member of Mt. Olive M.B.
Church. She is survived by four
'daughters, two sons, grands, and
g.reat-grands, in-laws, nieces,
nephew, cousin and a devoted
caretaker, Mrs. Lottie Browp, and
l-oved by the many friends of
.,: Sunday; Dec. 10, we celebrated
:the last Annual Men's Day service
.of 2006, at New Bethel M.B.
.Church. The Rev. R. Knight was
pastor. The service was spirit-
filled. Song service was given by
the Brotherhood Choir. The
Brotherhood was in the service at
SOcala Sunday, but was on fire at
New Bethel Sunday evening and
spirit-filled walking in the light for
Jesus. The guest speaker was the
Rev. Izell Montgomery Jr. His
message was enjoyed by all.
This Sunday, Dec. 17, Springhill

M.B. Church will celebrate their
anniversary service for Pastor Izell
Montgomery Jr.
Anniversary services will start at
3 p.m. The New Jerusalem
Primitive Baptist Church and
congregation will be in charge of
the services. A citywide invitation
is extended. Come and let us have
a good spiritual time in the Lord
who has been so good to us down
through the years.
The Christmas program will be
held at New Mt. Zion M.B. Church
on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 at 7
p.m. A citywide invitation is
extended to all. Come and help the
children celebrate the reaso for
Christmas is Jesus.
Remember to visit the siclk and
shut in and say a prayer for them
and the bereaved families.
"When waves of affliction sweep
over the soul and sunlight is
hidden from view, whenever you
are tempted to fret or complain,
just think of God's goodness to
you. Though storms over thee
sweep he is able to keep. Just think
of his goodness to you."


-Frances Ovedah Lamb
i Mrs. Frances Ovedah Lapib, 82,
5a resident of Perry, died Sunday,
--Dec. 10, 2006, at Doctors'
Memorial Hospital.
A native'of Live' Oak, she had
;lived in Perry for the past 54 years.
She was a member of the First
-United Methodist Church where
she was a member of the
-Methodist Church Women's Guild.
Mrs. Lamb had been employed
with the Taylor County School
She is survived by her husband
--of 63 years and 11 months, Walt
-Lamb Sr.; one son, Walt Lamb Jr.
and wife Deanna of Perry. Other
survivors include a brother, Gerry
Lord; a sister, Loretha Lay; two
.granddaughters, Natalie Lamb-
Lutz and Anna Singletary; .one
grandson, William Lamb; and one
..great granddaughter, Hannah
Elizabeth Barker.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Big Bend

Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Blvd., Tallahassee, FL

Center in Thomasville, Ga.
On Saturday, Dec. 16, the center
will host a winter solstice in
memory of Betty Komarek Cooke
and her daughter Betsy--both
of whom claimed this celebration
as their "favorite celestial
Hot drinks, chili and vegetarian
soup will be offered around a big
bonfire with music by Velma Frye;
as well as didgeridoo and drums by
Bradley White, Merschel Sherman
and friends.
The 5-10 p.m. event will include
a field trip to the Star Pasture "to
contemplate the universe."
The cost is $15 for adults, $10
for children. All proceeds go to
the basic operations for Birdsong.
Detailed information can be
received by calling (229) 377-

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Kindergarteners in Melanie Morgan's Blue Pod Class at Perry Primary School enjoyed
making gingerbread houses and playing in a large one (back), which is used year-round. The
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Funeral services were held at 11
.a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at
Joe P. Bums Funeral Home Chapel
with interment following in
Pineview Memorial Gardens.
Family members received
friends on the evening of Dec. 11
at Joe Burns Funeral Home which
was in charge of all arrangements.

Hilda Lucille Hendry
Hilda Lucille Hendry, 79, died
Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, at Madison
County Hospital. She was a;native
and lifelong resident of Madison.
Graveside services will be held
today, Dec. 13, 2006, at the
,Hendry Cemetery in Shady Grove.
She is survived by her nephew,
John Dixon, and a great niece and
nephew, Leigh Faircloth and Brian
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.

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B-1 Taco Times December 13, 2006

For Florida State Bluegrass Festival

Taylor welcomes 'Entertainer of the Year'

Rounder recording group The
Grascals took home the top award
for Entertainer of the Year at the

17th annual International
Bluegrass Music Awards, held
recently at the Grand Ole Opry

House in Nashville, Tenn.
The group will bring its award-
winning sound to Taylor County as

headliners for the 2007 Florida
State Bluegrass Festival.
The festival will be held Friday,
April 6, and Saturday, April 7, at
Forest Capital Park.
"We are very excited to welcome
a band of this caliber to the annual
bluegrass festival. In fact, they will
be the third IMBA 'Entertainer of
the Year' winners we have
had perform here," bluegrass
festival coordinator Dawn Taylor
"And we just heard that the band
has also been nominated for a
The win came just two years
after the band introduced itself to
the bluegrass world, and one year

after being named Emerging Artist
of the Year and receiving the Song
of the Year award for "Me and
John and Paul."
As "Entertainer of the Year," the
group is in the distinguished
company of previous winners
including the Del McCoury Band,
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage,
Alison Krauss & Union Station
and Cherryholmes.
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage and
Cherryholmes have both appeared
in Perry.
"This is a dream come true for
us," said band vocalist and guitarist
Jamie Johnson when accepting the
"We were all sidemen first, and

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we learned from all of our heroes
and mentors who started as
sidemen--people like Flatt &
Scruggs, the Osborne Brothers, the
Del McCoury Band, Ricky Skaggs
and Doyle Lawson. We're thrilled
to have the chance to play the
music we love and be accepted for
what we do."
The Grascals also shared in
Album of the Year honors for their
contribution to Celebration of
Life: Musicians Against Childhood
For more information on the
Florida State Bluegrass Festival,
contact the Perry/Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce at 584-


award Thursday at NFCC

The Grascals, shown here with Dolly Parton, will headline the 2007 Florida State Bluegrass
Festival. The two-day event will be held at Forest Capital Park April 6 and 7.

B&GC begins new behavioral program,

The Boys & Girls Club of
Perry/Taylor County is starting a
new program, Behavioral
Monitoring and Reinforcement
Program (BMRP), 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 men in
.... dl nd hii-h i school v.iih l an
opportunIity to improve their lives

by reinforcing positive behavior
and rewarding progress and
achievements along the way," said
Kevin Kidd, executive director.
BMRP will reduce academic
failure and lack of commitment to
school by tracking student
attendance, behavior and school
performance. Program staff will
work with school staff to receive
v, weekly updates on ,student
progress and then assess and

discuss behavior modification
strategies with students, parents
and teachers.
"By working within this
framework," said Kidd, "we hope
to create a system of family
support which will encourage
success in these young men."

A Perry student will be among
those honored when the North
Florida Community College
(NFCC) Career and Technical
Education Center Convocation
is held Thursday, Dec. 14, at
7 p.m.
During the ceremony, graduates
will receive college credit and post
secondary adult vocational
certificates. President Morris G.
Steen Jr. will officiate as friends
and family fill Van H. Priest
Auditorium to celebrate the
Lou S. Miller, Madison County
superintendent of schools, will
give the convocation address.
Miller, who has been in the
Madison County school system for
nearly 30 years, was elected
Superintendent in 2004. A 1970

graduate of NFCC, Miller holds a
B.S. from Florida State and a
master's degree from Nova
University. She has been a teacher
and administrator in the
Greenville, Lee and Madison
schools, and was principal of
Madison County High and
Madison Central schools.
Instructors will recognize seven
students for academic excellence
during the ceremony. They are:
Brian Barry and Galina Medders
for emergency medical services;
Casey Strevel, Wesley Barnes and
Amy Shelley Lasseter for patient
care technician; Martha Rothrock
for administrative assistant and
Marsanne Petty for legal
administrative specialist.
Strevel, of Perry, will receive an
Award of Excellence in the PCT

program. She was nominated by
Fields for her "commitment,
teamwork, initiative, critical
thinking and is an example of
professionalism and compassion."
She plans to continue in the
registered nursing program at
Pashon Graham of Madison will
give the invocation and Kaci
Edwards of Perry will deliver the
benediction. Both are graduating
patient care technicians.
Cathy Simcox, dean of Career
and Technical Education, is
coordinating the convocation with
the assistance of Joan Sootkoos,
coordinator for Workforce
Education Programs.
For information, please contact
the Career and Technical Center at


View the photos online

Miss the King Tree Parade?

If you were not able to watch the Florida Forest Festival King Tree
Parade this year, photos of the event are available online thanks to a local
In addition to the 2006 parade, more than 900 photos are also available
from King Tree parades dating back to 2000.
To view the photos, visit community.webshots.com/user/i_am_grampo.
The site also contains photos of the Cracker Homestead at Forest
Capital State Museum, Taylor County schools and area churches, as well
as historic buildings in downtown Perry.

Tickets available for banquet
Tickets for the 2007 Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce
Banquet are now on sale.
The banquet will be held Feb. 23, at the Perry Elks Club. Social hour
begins at 6:30 p.m. along with the chamber silent auction.
Tickets are $40 per person or $350 for a sponsorship table of 10.
Sponsored tables will have the business' name advertised on the table. For
an extra $50, the business will be advertised in the banquet program.
For more information, call the chamber at 584-5366.

Taylor County Animal Control:

Hunters should have

ID tags for their dogs

Submitted by TAYLOR COUNTY
Taylor County is known for its
vast hunting area. During this time
of year, the Taylor County Animal
Shelter more than doubles the
number of hunting dogs taken into
its facility.
Many citizens/animal, lovers
pick up what appears to them to be
stray hounds on the side of the
road (even though they are in the
middle of hunting zones) and bring
them to our shelter.
We have also had several
families "passing through" our
county who find what they
consider stray hunting dogs; they
pick the animal up and take it back
to the animal shelter in their
hometown because it has no collar
or ID.
Please be sure that your name
and working phone numbers are on
your collars.
Even though tracking collars
help to ensure you can find your
dog in the event that they wander
on the wrong path, it doesn't

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provide animal control staff proper
identification to have your animal
returned to you.
Regarding illegal dumping of
carcasses: Hunters, please use
consideration when discarding
animal carcasses.
Animal control receives
numerous complaints weekly due
to improper disposal of deer, hog
and fish carcasses.
When complaints are received,
animal control officers are
responsible to go out to the site and
properly bury or dispose of
We are spending numerous man
hours on these unjustified calls
which not only takes the officer
away from normal day-to-day
functions, but which also bears a
cost to the taxpayers, for our
Hunters, please take an extra
few minutes to dispose of these
carcasses so that the general public
does not have to witness the
actions of irresponsible hunters in
our area.

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B-2 Taco Times December 13, 2006

Internet victimization

knows no boundaries

Dear Editor:
At any given time, there are an
estimated 50,000 predators online
searching for children. Given the
fact that 30 million children in the
United States use the Internet on a
regular basis, the threat to our
children is imminent! Although
we like to believe that our children
are safe because we are in a small
town, online victimization of
children knows no boundaries.
Predators regularly use the
Internet to attempt to meet
children, learn from other
predators, or exchange child
pornography. This proliferation of
child sexploitation and
pornography in the anonymous
environment of the Internet allows
child predators, or even those who
have not offended yet but are
predisposed to do so, to hide
behind the monitor of their
computers and commit
unbelievable acts of violence
against our children. It also
convinces them that their thoughts
and beliefs about children are
When most people hear about
child pornography, they
automatically think of teens who
willingly pose for inappropriate
photos. The reality is that many of
the photos and videos are of

violent criminal acts, including
rape, torture, and bondage, on
child victims. Even more shocking
is that 83 percent of the photos
seized to date included photos of
children ages 6-12, 39 percent
were of children ages 3-5, and a
terrifying 19 percent of the photos
depicted such acts against infants
and toddlers under the age of three.
Law enforcement, prosecutors, and
mental health professionals tell us
that those who possess or view
child pornography have often
committed sex crimes against
children themselves, or will do so
if not prosecuted and incarcerated.
As a society, we must stand up
collectively to say that our children
will not be used to provide
entertainment or gratification for
predators who seek to harm them,
nor will we allow a multi-billion
dollar industry to continue to make
money off of the innocence of our
children through the production
and distribution of child
pornography. This was the subject
of the Project Safe Childhood
Conference in Washington, D.C.,
last week, where Attorney General
Alberto Gonzalez encouraged us to
tell the story and repeat it louder
and louder until we are heard and
the threat is contained. Even one
child victim would be one victim

too many.
Awareness and education are our
first steps toward protecting..4our
children from this danger. It is
critical that each parent,
grandparent, teacher, school
official, child care provider, church
leader, and anyone else who has
regular contact with children
understands the threat and knows
what to do in order to protect the
children in their care.
The Florida Network of
Children's Advocacy Centers will
be providing free training for
parents and other interested
community members during
January. This training will provide
more information about the dangers
of the Internet and what we can do
to protect our children. The training
will be held at Joyce's Main Street
Cafe from noon until 1 p.m., and
there is no charge for the training.
If you wish to have lunch while you
are there, you will be responsible
for the cost of your lunch.
For more information, or to
request a speaker on this topic for
your church, civic, or other
organization, please feel free to
contact our office at 584-4791.
Sondra Williams
Chief Executive Officer
Florida Network of Children's
Advocacy Centers


Letters to the Editor

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'Log A Load' raises more than $100,000

Dear Editor:
Thanks to Florida forestry
workers, the Children's Miracle
Network (CMN) received a total of
$101,160.81 in donations from the
Log A Load for Kids campaign in
2005. One hundred percent of Log
A Load donations go, directly to
CMN-affiliated hospitals.
Here's the breakdown of the

2005 total based on each Florida
children's hospital:
Sacred Heart in Pensacola-
Shands in Gainesville-
Wolfson at Shands in
Jacksonville- $12,860.66
Shands at Arnold Palmer in
Orlando- $66.20

All Children's Hospital in St.
Petersburg- $1,119.60.
Congratulations from the Florida
Forestry Association for "keeping
on trucking" to benefit the
Children's Miracle Network.
Erin Glover, editor
Pines & Needles
(the official publication oL the
Florida Forestry Association)

SExchange program seeking families

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

Parent upset at
Dear Editor:
My family and I recently
attended the "Snow Fest 2006" in
downtown .Perry Friday, Dec. 1:
My seven-year-old daughter was,
especially looking forward to
playing in the snow. We had been
talking about it all week. First, we

students with local families, you
bring an international flavor to the
neighborhood and local high
You will also be able to offer
American teens study-abroad
Area representatives receive
training, are reimbursed for
expenses, and enjoy friendships
with people from all over the
ASSE International (formerly
American Scandinavian Student
Exchange) is a non-profit,. tax-
exempt, .public benefit

organization official designated by
the United States Information
Agency (USIA), the Australian
Department of Education and the
New Zealand Ministry of
Education. It was founded by the
Swedish Ministry of Education
and cooperates with the Canadian
Provincial Ministries of Education.
ASSE invites you to join its
family of representatives. Please
call to find out how your adventure
' can get started: 1-800-473-0696 or
Joan Soderqvist
Area Coordinator

'lack of planning' for snow event

arrived early -enough to stroll
through the openbusinesses and
shop. When it was time for the'
snow, we went to the snow area
and were disappointed to see that it.
would be in an unlighted grotto
between two buildings. The crew
started the snow machine and the

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area was immediately mobbed by
people. The machine operator had
to shut down and get an officer to
move the people out of the area
before he could continue.
As soon as he started again, the
crowd ignored the police officer
and moved into the area and again
he had to shut down. Shortly, two
more police officers appeared and
put up police barrier tape across
the area. This seemed to fix the
problem and the snow crew was
able to finish their job. Finally it
was ready for the kids to play. A
lady who appeared to be "in
charge" was shouting for people to
form a line in front of the gym,
which some of us did.
When they started to let people
in, others rushed in from all
directions and it was a scene of
chaos. The supervisors of the
attraction had lost control and any
semblance of order. There then
ensued some swearing in the
crowd and children crying while
frustrated parents were leaving due
to the chaos and disorder unfolding
I also chose this moment to
leave with my daughter. She was
very disappointed at not getting to
play in the show, but it was just too
out of control to allow it.
I hope that anyone visiting from
out of town didn't witness this
display of very poor planning and
lack of leadership by our Taylor
County Tourism Development
Council. Proper preparation and
planning in advance could have
prevented this.
Blair Beaty

Midweek Muddle

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I can see her now, sitting
recliner at my home, next
fireplace, holding a small glass o
iced tea with a napkin undernea
She was wearing a tailored gra
long sleeved shirt, a red sweat
pearls. She had on hose and pun
always her red lipstick, "My re
of courage," she called it.
"Mother, you don't have to d
just to sit in our family room,"I
her as I scurried around in m
pants, but she was "vacationing"
with us and good clothes were
on visits or vacations.
She would rattle the ice in the
she listened to the television ne
at the same time, caught me up
news that television would
broadcast. She wondered if I
rearrange the family portra
maybe even the furniture.
"I'll help you," she said, a
boldness with my belongings
surprised me for she rarely
anything around in her own hou
"Not now," I said. "We'll do th
I knew, of course, that by the 1
considered it again, we would
, long list of other things we shoi
About that time,- out of ab
nowhere, a shiny black lizard r
the. deck (where we had just
with the Christmas tree) and
center of the family room.
I screamed; the lizard scream(
But my mother simply put her
iced tea on the hearth, grab
tissue she' had stuffed into the
her shirt, and scooped the lizarc
her issued hand, squeezing the
of it.
I couldn't even scream anymore
-satithere eyeing this Steel Magn
wondering how she could do
thing. Blood and guts were all
She then walked to the b
disposed of the body in the f
trees, put the tissue in the outsi
can, came in, washed her ha
resumed her position at the
sipping her tea and watching th
I sat motionless on the couch
"Mother, how did you do that?'
"What?" she said.

High tea, high drama


in the "You killed that lizard between your
to the fingers, separated only by a mere
)f sweet, tissue," I said, in case she had forgotten.
th it. "It was just a lizard," she said.
y skirt, a Suddenly I wasn't sure whether to be
iter and afraid of her, or to admire her. I've since
aps, and come to realize, over and over again,
d badge that she was much braver than I ever:
dared be...or ever will be.
ress up, I recalled this story last Saturday while
I said to on a ladder. The unfinished framework
y sweat of our garage attracts' every web-
in Perry building creature north of Cuba, and
required before I turned on the holiday lights, I
thought I should' give the garage,
glass as windows a good cleaning. On the first
ws, and, window, I used a broom and found
on more myself knocking the blinds down, and
i't dare endangering my own life too.
should By the time I got around to the second
its and window, I realized that the surest way to
remove those webs and the creatures-
and her they contained, was to boldly put on my
always work gloves and slide my hand up and
moved down the framework.
ise. At one corner, I encountered a spider
at later." about the size of my foot. That's when I
time she took a deep breath, remembered Mother
t have a with the Kleenex, and grabbed the
uld do. spider between my gloved fingers,
)solutely squeezing the life out of it.
ran from I continued my work above and below
entered 'the window, murdering countless
into the spiders and removing many bundles of
cobwebs without yielding to
ed. arachnophobia.
glass of In fact, I was getting pretty cocky
bed the about my newfound courage,: when I
cuff of glanced down and noticed a new hole in
i up into the finger of my work glove. There was
e life out one spider leg descending into it; that
meant several others had preceded it.
re. I just I should have been calm and grabbed
iolia and for a tissue stuffed up my sleeve, but I
such a didn't have one. So, instead, I screamed,
over the slid down the ladder steps, hollered at
the dog, threw off my glove, kicked the
ackyard, garbage can while rubbing my hand
fringe of against my already nasty jeans long and
ide trash hard enough to kill anything, including
nds and the top layer of epidermis on my thigh.
hearth, When I finally began breathing again, I
ie news. looked on the concrete floor and found
1. the spider, crumpled and dead.
I asked. From a heart attack, to be sure.
Wouldn't Mother be proud?


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B-3 Taco Times December 13, 2":

Letters to the Editor

'Give them a chance and shop at home'

Dear Editor:
From time to time, I like to
address the topic of keeping our
shopping dollars in the local area
whenever possible. This is a very
important message, and one that
we must all work to get across over
and over again, especially during
the holiday season. As business
community leaders, chamber
members must take a lead role in
trumpeting this crucial message.
When people you know mention
that they are thinking about
purchasing something out of town,
point out to them that when they do
their shopping outside of the area,
the following chain reaction is set
into motion which eventually
affects us all in a very negative
Obviously, local retailers are the
first to suffer, but it' doesn't end
there. These business owners and
their employees are also
consumers. If profits are down at
their own store, they in turn will
have less money to spend at other
stores, reducing the profits of those
Reduced profits for local
businesses result in less money
being deposited with banks,
thereby reducing the amount of
money available to be loaned (and
reinvested) in the local community.
Businesses that are hit especially
hard by out-of-town competition
may close, decreasing property
values of commercial properties
and personal properties alike,
leaving less money for public
schools, street maintenance, and a
whole host of other public projects
and needs. Eventually, the entire
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one way or another.
Having pointed out this chain ol
events, ask the potential oult-o-
town shopper if they haic checked
to see if the product is avaihlale
locally. It never ceases to ama1 e
me the number of people who have
lived in our area for several ye;u-s
but are unaware that they can buy
this or that particular item right
here. They just assume they can'l.
so they shop' elsewhere. 11,
possible, give these individuals
some suggestions regarding which
local retailers might have the
particular item they are seeking.
Assuming that the item can ihe
purchased locally, the leading
concern will inevitably he price.
Remind your acquaintances that
they should not assume that out-of-
town retailers can always heat the
prices of Perry retailers. If price is
their main concern, tell them to at
least give local retailers a chance to
match or beat out-of-town prices.
If a local retailer can meet or beat
the price, then obviously there isn't
a problem. If the local retailer's
price is higher, then tell the
potential out-of-town shoppers to
remember to add up the cost of gas
and what the wear and tear on their
car would be to drive out of town.
Adding these hidden additional
costs will give them a more
accurate idea of what the "trite"
cost of the item is if purchased out
of town.
Of course, it never hurts to point

out to them also that service.
hcIore and after the purchase
should be another important key.
A local store should be in the
position to give better customer
service than an out-of-town store.
This additional level of customer
service could help them to make an
informed purchase decision, and to
avoid buying something that
wasn't right for them.
FiIurthermore, remind them to
consider the additional time and
cost involved in getting their
purchased item serviced out-of-
town as opposed to locally.
While these are all
considerations that local
consumers need to take into
accounL, local retailers also have a
responsibility to keep local
residents shopping locally. They
must work to get their message
out, again and again. They need to
make their prices, all things
considered, competitive with out-
of-town stores. They need to
provide better service than out-of-
town stores, before and after the
sale. They also need to look at
how then can better serve their
customers, including offering
extended or different hours,
creative financing plans which
may be convenient to their
customers, a larger selection of
merchandise, and other incentives
for consumers to shop locally.
Remember, the two most
important things local business

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important and, more importantly,
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businesses expect local residents to
buy locally, they must also buy
locally. Dollars spent locally stay
in the community and work for
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community that is ready to serve
our area consumers. We just need
to give them a chance.
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B-4 TaCO Times December 13, 2006

Boys & Girls Club welcomes new president

The Boys and Girls Club of
T.'vlor County has announced that
aIflr two years of service as
presidcnl, Karen Ilankerson has
stepped down aind Leo Gayle has
bccn elected in her place.
tinder Karen's leadership, the
club has Ill orished. our budget has
increased, our membership has
risen and we have been able to add
a new extension in Steinhatchee,"
said Executive Director Kevin
The club recently announced
plans to build a $1.4 million club
facility at Loughridge Park.
"Early this year, Karen appeared
before the city council and
convinced them to allow the club
to build at the proposed site," Kidd

,. ..... our club kids grow
into mature. responsible citizens is
the greatest accomplishment
during my tenure, and it couldn't
happen without the help of the
board, Kevin and the club staff,"
Hankerson said.
"It's rewarding to see the Boys
and Girls Club organization grow
in our ability to deliver needed
services to our most valuable
customers, our youth. The club is
perfectly positioned for the energy
and leadership of Leo Gayle, our
new board president."
Gayle has been in Perry for three
years with Buckeye Technologies.
He is married to Teri Gayle, a
teacher at Taylor County Middle

School, and has four children:
Lauren, Josh, Samuel and Leo. He
also serves as president of the
Perry Kiwanis Club.
Under Gayle's direction, the
board has set three goals for the
club: increase the number of active
board' members, complete the
building project at Loughridge
Park and increase the club's
capacity to serve more youth.
"Karen really helped the club in
taking our operations and
accountability to the next level,"
Gayle said.
"Now that she has provided the
framework, I see my duty is to
expand the level of services that
we are able to provide in order to
serve more youth."

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Big Bend Hospice Music
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was the guest speaker
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music therapists with the
hospice, whose program has
became a model nationwide.
Music therapy allows her to
connect with patients on an
"emotional, physical and
spiritual level," she said.
Music therapy is currently
being used at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital to help
children in MRIs rather
than the use of anesthesia.
Shown above with Callahan
(left) is Rotarian Dawn

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Small ads...big deals!!


MOVING SALE starting Wednesday -
until. Boats, cars, furniture, and motor
home. 165 Oakland Dr. Call 584-3274.
Moving Sale 251 Jenkins Road (off 98 W)
Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Collectibles, furniture, dishes, crystal,
Christmas decorations, antiques, Honda
Rebel and much more. All priced to sell!

_ 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
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'$13,000. Call 584-8517.
Children's Bedroom Set Solid oak wood,
bookcase bunk beds w/horse carvings on
'foot 'boards, 3 drawer underbed unit,
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$400 OBO. Electronic Sounds Rocking
Horse made by TODAYS KIDS. Original
price $119; will sell for $60. Excellent
condition. It could pass for brand new.
Play house Kitchen by LITTLE TYKES.
Original price $129; will sell for $50. (Or
buy both toys for $100) Can email
pictures. Please call 850-838-8374.

For Sale: 12x60 mobile home $1,200,
washer & dryer set $150, electric stove
$1.00, couch $50, comforters w/shams, bed
ruffle, and sheets set queen size $35 set.
Leave message or call after 5 p.m. 584-
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Music Lessons Producer/ Guitarist now
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I leave Perry at 6:30 a.m. (work 8-4:30)
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Willing to be flexible with departure times.
Call 584-9107. -



Immediate availability on 2BR apartments
with rental assistance to qualified
applicants. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Office hours are 8:00-5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call
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-One room for rent must be able to take
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3 BR/1 Bth MH for rent Call 584-5970 for
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Looking For Applicants!.
HUD Vouchers accepted. 1 and 2 BR HC
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hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call
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Rd. Perry, FL 32347. Equal Housing

Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-584-4401.

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

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need apply. Call 584-2500 to see.

For Rent Office Bldg. 4500 sq. ft. Located
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For Lease: 3/1 House, central H/A,
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history verification required for all. Security
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Credit Union. $400 month +1st, last sec.
deposit. Call 1-850-890-1467.
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neighborhood, just outside city limits'. No
pets $275 month plus utilities. $275
deposit. Call 223-1087. -Please leave

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on inside. Situated on very pretty lot with
trees lining booth sides of house.
Spacious front and back yard. Call 584-

200x300 lot for trailer and RV spots for
Sale. 165 Oakland Dr. Call 584-3274.


For Sale 1999 24x44 doublewide mobile
home. Must be moved. $25,000. Call 672-
1122 or 843-1685

Avon Reps Needed. Do you need extra
Christmas money? I can start you making
50% Free gift w/sign-up $10 for kit. Call
BJ 850-584-6289 or 850-843-2605.
Unlock Your Full Potential
When.you join the Prison Health Services
team, you will experience a unique career
environment that offers you the opportunity
to leave the ordinary behind. Join our team
today at the.Taylor Correctional Institution
in one of these positions:.
Mental Health Counselor
FT/PT Licensed or license eligible
Contact Dr. Nina Barnes at (850) 838-4173
or fax: (850) 838-4081
RNs & LPNs
FT, PT & PRN days, 7 am 7 pm
Data.Entry Operator
FT. Must have good computer skills &
prefer exp. in a medical setting.
Contact Peter Laraia at: (850) 838-4069 or
fax: (850) 838-4081
We.offer competitive compensation and
b' be'eW-fits-'o"' lpackdbe. -'E'EO/AA

Immediate opening with manufacturer of
ordinance products for skilled
maintenance repair worker.
Responsibilities include, repairing
mechanical problems, installing new
equipment, and repair and installation of
air and water lines. Candidate must have
demonstrated mechanical, plumbing, and
carpentry skills. All applicants are subject
to pre-employment drug screening and a
background check by BATF. Bring picture
ID and SS card or Birth Certificate and
apply at Employment Connections, 1702
South Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida, 584-

Sales Person Needed. Apply in person at
1225 S, Jefferson St, Perry, FL. Badcock
Home Furniture & More.
Planning Board Vacancy
The,Taylor County Planning Board is
currently seeking applicants to fill a
vacancy on the Board. Applications for
this volunteer position may be downloaded
from the County Planning website
www.taylorcountygbv.com or obtained from
the Taylor County Planning Department
located at the Administrative Complex.
Completed applications should be
returned to the Planning Department at 201
East Green Street, Perry, Florida 32347.

Needed Class A driver with frame less
dump trailer experience. Call Fred at 578-

Apalachee Center 1995 Ford F150 4x4, 6 cyl., runs great,
A Behavioral Health Care Center is cold A/C, everything works and drives
currently seeking: good. $3,500. Call 584-2071
Master's Level Therapist #2234 tfLD
Requires a masters degree with a major in
Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, UWS Truckbox, single lid, black powder
Nursing, Rehabilitation, Special coat, 7.5 cu. ft. (small truck) $125 Like
Education, Health Education, or a related new.
human services field and two years of Brand New P205/75 R15 Mastercraft tire
professional experience in providing mounted on GM rim $30. Call 843-2418.
services to persons with behavioral 10/20BG
illness. Some local travel required.
CHILDREN'S CASE MANAGER #2169 1993 Ford Ranger V6, excellent condition,
Requires a bachelor's degree with a major manual. Call (850) 223-1192.
in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, 12/1-12/29
Criminal Justice, Nursing, R jilitation,
Special Education, Health EaL..ation or a 4 Brand new 33x12.50x15 Procomp mud
related human services field and one year terrain tires, used in mud twice, no
of full-time experience working with highway use. $500 O.B.O. 223-1370-or
children having severe emotional 672-1901
disturbances; or other bachelor's degree 12/13-12/15
with three years full-time experience as
specified above. Valid drivers license. 1994 Mercury Grand Marque, 4 new tires,
required. new paint job, good condition. $3,000. Call
ADULT CASE MANAGER #2156 Angie 584-9321 A.S.A.P.
Requires a bachelor's degree with a major 12/8-12/15
in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology,
Criminal Justice, Nursing, Rehabilitation,
Special Education, Health Education, or a 9
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 NEED CASH?
adults experiencing serious mental GOT JUNK?
illness. Valid drivers license required. GOT JUNK CARS, TRUCK
Call, Click, or visit: (850)523-3217 or I BUY SCRAP METALS!!
1(800)226-2931, www.apalacheecenter.org, 850-838-JUNK (5865)
Human Resources, 2634-J Capital Circle /2- tate ertifi03ed cales
NE Tallahassee, FL 32308 An Equal /28-1/03
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/ Free pick up of abandoned & unwanted
12/13APC vehicles/ heavy equipment. Top cash on
all that run. Call 386-344-3930.
S 11/12-2/7

For Sale Chihuahua puppies, 1 male and
1 female born 11/06/06. Call Ann at 223-

Marketing Director
Newly created position to implement and
manage our in-house marketing program,
Primary duties include: Create, implement,
maintain an internet based marketing
program. Must be familiar with the internet
advertising and website maintenance.
Create and maintain a direct mail
campaign. Select coordinate and attend
trade shows on a national basis. Other
duties as assigned as related to the sales
function. Prefer a candidate with a
marketing or advertising degree. Big Top
Mfg. is an equal opportunity employer, Big
Top Mfg. is a drug-free work place.
Please respond via e-mail to:
K.Morton@bigtopshelters.com or via fax @

Local Ordnance Defense Contractor is
currently seeking to fill a Program Manager
position. The ideal candidate would have
a B.S. Degree in an Engineering /
Management or related field with a
minimum of five (5) years experience in a
Program Management related position. PC
literacy is a must,
Under indirect supervision, candidate will
oversee operational planning,
establishment, execution, and evaluation.
of a contractual performance under U.S.
Department of Defense related
requirements. Candidate. will oversee
.fiscal, operational, administrative, and
personnel management of the program, will
serve as principal point of representation
and liaison with external constituencies on
operational matters, and provides day-to-
day technical/professional guidance and
leadership as appropriate to the area of
We offer a competitive wage and benefit
package. EOE. .For confidential
consideration, send resume, to: Bulova
Technologies Ordnance Systems, 125 SE
Swisher Road, Mayo, FL 30266 or

HIRING. C.A.D. operator seeking -
dedicated and motivated individual to be
part of a team environment. Requirements
are the following: Microstation or AutoCad
experience, ability to use Microsoft Office
proficiently. Manufacturing background is
helpful. EOE, Drug Free Workplace,
Competitive Salary and Benefits. Apply in
person at Big Top Manufacturing Hwy. 19
North, Perry, FL Phone: 850-584-7786,
12/6tfBTM ...... ...

Risk Manager/ Staff Development
Coordinator Madison Nursing Center
(located in Madison, FL between
Tallahassee and Valdosta, GA) is a 60-
bed skilled care facility, looking for an
energetic and caring team member to
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.

Experienced HVAC/R service technicians
with a minimum of 5 yrs experience.
starting wages $14-16/hr. Call 850-584-

Part-time janitorial position. Call 850-681-
Road Maintenance Tech $8.04/ hr. +
Heavy Equipment Operator $9.31/hr
Planner $34,777 $39,145 + benefits
Mosquito Control Tech-$8.04/hr.
Entire job descriptions and requirements
can be viewed at
www.taylorcountygov.com or Taylor
Employment Connections, 1702 S.-
Jefferson St. Positions are open until
filled. Taylor County is an EOE/VP/Drug
Testing/ Background Check Employer.

J.D..'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
Handyman work call David Mosley at 223-
3425 or 672-0557.

Ceosspoint Baptist Fellowship, 920
Courtney Rd on Tuesdays with Dr. SlIvia
Tomberlin. Call today for an appointment.
(850) 508-6877 or (850) 584-5441
Counseling Cell Church
(anytime) (Mon., Tues., Thurs.)
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.

Palm Trees Done Professionallyl 20, years
experience, stump grinding, tree trimming,
Licensed & Insured. Call John at 850-672-
The Handyman experts LLC, honest work!
Affordable, professional, licensed and
insured. Specializing in house painting,
interior, etc., mobile home repairs, home
maintenance, pressure washing (wood and
concrete) carpet, vinyl, wood floor, ceramic
tile, and repairs. Call 584-2270 (home) or
838-6077.25 years.
tfJM .

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

ICD-9 and CPT-4 Coder:
(minimum 1 year experience,
certification a plus)

OR Tech
Surgical Services (full-time)

Registered Nurse
Home Health Agency (full-time)
Med-Surg, 7p (full-time and PRN)

Licensed Practical Nurse
Med-Surg, 7p (full-time and PRN)

Drug Free Workplace
Equal Opportunity Employer

I I Hosp*ital U

RNs & LPNs

All Shifts


3pm-11pm shifts, 11 pm 7 am shifts

Weekend Treatment Nurse
Sue Love, Director of Nursing

MarsallHealir~th&Reha Cete

850-84-334 207Marshal Oi oPery F 334
^^Drug Fre^^Se VVTlssI~rqll Oportuitymployer^^

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

S.. Choose from
.1 J ^ 2 or 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Exceeds New Gov't. Standards

S*275 mo.

Includes AC, Heat, Skirting & Steps

No Down Payment for Landowners!

(60 Other Homes to Choose From!)
Eggs are Cheaper in the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
N. Hwy. 19, Chiefland 800-477-2492

Shih-Tzu pups 7 weeks, shots, wormed, 4
males, no papers. $375. Call 584-6210.
AKC small black female Pug puppy 9
wks. Health cert. ready now reduced to
$450. Call 838-1869.
,: T, inre r:,',n who.g.ave rr iheir e-mail,
a.ddir-: aid wantedd my solid white, half,
American pit, half boxer, please call me at
386-688-3704. The other buyer is out of the
picture and I have lost your e-mail
Oct.30th ready by Dec.24th.7 males & 2
females beautiful pups.$100.00 (386)776-
2956. Deposits are currently being taken.

Boat For Sale(late 70's model) 15 ft.
Trihull with 50 HP mercury, with trailer.
$500. Call 843-7220.
Boat for Sale! 2004 19' Bluewave 90 horse
Yahama Center Console Frontdeck, live
well, cooler seat. VHF Raido very nice
boat. $13,000. Day 672-0755, night 584-
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Free Estimates, Bucket Truck Available,
branches trimmed. Licensed & Insured.
Call John (Sesock), (850) 584-2027 or
(850) 591-8301.
9/1 tf

Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050.
Please leave message.

Home Cleaning & Lawn Care Services.
Will clean your home or office, vacuum,
dust, seep & mop, bathrooms & etc. Will
cut lawns, shrubs, vacuum leaves, plant
your plants & deliver mulch. Call Brenda
or Terry 850-223-2477

Free Estimates!!!
Call Billy Blue at
838-1307 or 672-0955
Bush Hog Mowing, Dozer Work, Rake
Work, Land Clearing, Free Estimates. Call
(850) 843-2187.



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The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners .s sohcinng sealed
statements of qualilcations for Asphalt
Qualified firms or individuals desiring to
provide services must submit nine (9)
packages in a sealed envelope or
similar package marked "Sealed RFP for
Asphalt Patching/Overlaying" TO the
Clerk of Courr, 1st Floor Courthouse, 108
North Jefferson Street, Suite 102, or P.O.
Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348, to arrive no
later than 4:00 P.M., local time, on
January 8, 2007 Ail RFP's must have the
respondent's ncme and mailing address
clearly shown on the outside of the
envelope or package when submitted.
RFP's will be opened and respondents
announced at 6 15, p.m. local time, or
as soon as thereafter as practical, on
January 8, 2007, in the Taylor County
Administrative Complex, Old Post Office,
201 East Green Street, Perry, Florida
RFP information MUST be obtained from
the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor Courthouse,
108 North Jefferson Street, Suite 102, or
P.O.Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348,
The County reserves the right, in its sole
and absolute discretion, to reject any or
- all RFP's, to cancel or withdraw this bid
solicitation at any time and waive any
irregularities in the RFP process. The
County reserves the right to sward any
contract to the respondent which it
deems to offer the best overall service;
therefore, the County is not bound to
award any contract based on the
lowest quoted price. The County, in its
sole and absolute discretion, also
reserves the right to waive any minor
defects in the process and to accept
the bid deemed to be in the County's
best interest. The County, in its sole and
absolute discretion, also reserves the
right to assign a local business
preference in an amount of five (5)
percent of the bid price. No foxed RFP's
will be accepted.
Additional information may be obtained
Andy McLeod
587 E. US 27
Perry, FL 32347
(850) 838-3529
County, Florida
12/13, 12/20

Case No.: 06-5949 DR FJ
In RE: The Marriage of James R.
Weamer, Petitioner,
Valda L. Weamer, Respondent.
TO: Valda L. Weomer
1117 Wright Rd.
Perry, FL 32347
You are notified that an action has been
filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of written
defenses, if any, to it on James R.
Weamer, whose address is 1251 NE 35th
St. Ocala, FL 34479 on or before January
12, 2007, and file the original with the
clerk of this Court at: 110 NW 1st
Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, before
service on Petitioner or immediately
. thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
m r. .- rc. against you,,for the
,-h-r a.--anded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You
may review these documents upon
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Courts office notificed of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current

I am in need of Taylor County auto tags
beginning with the prefix #37 for the years of
Also want Taylor County porcelain or metal auto tags dated
1911-17, paying $500-$1000, each depending on condition.
Also want Florida tags dated 1918-43

Jeff Francis 727-345-6627
email: gobucs13@aol.com www.floridalicenseplates.com
P.O. Box 41381 St. Petersburg, FL 33743


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Address, Florida Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will
be mailed to the address on record at
the clerks office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedures, requires-
certain automatic disclosure of
documents and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, including
dismissal or striking of pleadings.
Dated December 8, 2006
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: B. Fugate
Deputy Clerk
I, Catherine C. Sounders, a non-lawyer,
located at 10117 Hwy 441 Belleview, FL
34420 (352)245-8100, helped James R.
Weamer, who is the Petitioner, fill out this
12/13, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3

The Department of Environmental
Protection gives notice of Its preparation
of a draft permit for City of Perry WWTF
to the City of Perry, 224 South Jefferson
Street, P.O. Box 1907, Perry, FL 32348 to
For the operation of a 1.25 MGD
wastewater reclamation facility
consisting of a 0.75 MGD complete mix
and a 0.50 MGD extended aeration
facility. The total permitted capacity is
1.25 MGD annual average daolly flow
(AADF). The complete mix plant
encompasses a 1,07 MG lined
prismoldal aerated, activated sludge
lagoon; two cylindrical secondary
clarifiers at 0.666 MG each;; a lined
prismodal aerobic digester lagoon at
2.06 MG and a 0.01964 MG chlorine
contact chamber. The extended
aeration plant consists of three aeration
basins (0.527 Mgal. total); two
rectangular secondary clariflers at 0.042
MG each and a 0.013 MG rectangular
chlorine contact chamber. Both facilities
share a 0.0282 MG anaerobic sludge
digester.. Chlorinated water is
dechlorlnated prior to discharge to
Spring Creek (Class III fresh water), a
tributary to the Fenholloway River.
Residuals are hauled for land
application at a city owned site. The
facility is located at latitude 30 degree
7'10"N, longitude 82 degree 35'54"W on

507 West Goff Street, Perry, FL 32347 in
Any interested person may submit
written comments on the draft permit of
the Department or may submit a written
request for a public meeting to Jeff
Martin, Northeast District Office, 7825
Baymeadows Way, Suite B200,
Jacksonville, FL 32256-7590 In
accordance with rule 62-620.555 of the
Florida Administrative -Code. The
comments or request foe a public
meeting must contain the information
set forth below and must-be received in
the Office within 30 days of publication
of this notice. Failure to submit
comments or request a public meeting
within this time period shall constitute a
waiver of any right such person may
have to submit comments or request a
public meeting under Rule 62-620.555,
Florida Administrative Code.
The comments or request for a public
meeting must contain the following
(a)The commenter's name, address,
and telephone number, the applicant's
name and address, the Department
Permit File Number and the county in
which the project is proposed;
(b)A statement of how and when
notice -of the Department action or
proposed action was received;
(c)A statement of the facts the
Department should consider In making
the final decision;
(d)A statement of which rules or statutes
require reversal or modification of the
Department action or proposed action;
(e)lf desired, a request that a public
meeting be scheduled including a
statement of the nature of the Issues
proposed to be raised at the meeting.
However, the Department may. not
always grant a request for a public
meeting. Therefore, written comments
shoOld be submitted within 30 days of
publication of this notice, even if a
public meeting is requested.
If a public meeting is scheduled the
public comment period is extended until
the close of the public meeting. If a
public meeting is held any person may
submit oral or written statements and
data at the meeting on the Department
proposed action. As a result of

significant public comment the
Department final action may be
different from the position taken by it in
this draft permit.
The permit application file and
supporting data are available for public
,inspection during normal business hours
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at
Northeast District Office, 7825
Baymeadows Way Suite B200,
Jacksonville, FL 32256-7590, Tel. 904-807-

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
D ecember, 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

Taylor County Middle School Bleachers
The District School Board of Taylor
County is presently accepting bids on
the purchase and installation of
blecichers for the Taylor County Middle
School gym. Bids are due no later than
10:00 January 5.
Bid Specifications and statement of
terms and conditions may be obtained
at the Superintendents Office, 318 North
Clark Street, Perry, Florida 32347. A pre
bid conference'is to be held at Taylor
County Middle School gym Friday,
December 15 at 10 a.m. For further
Information please contact Dan
Anderson, coordinator of facilities at

File Number: 06-783-CP
Notice to Creditors
The administration of the estate of
Earnest Lamar Patrick, Jr., deceased,
whose date of death was October 4,
2006, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Taylor County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court within the later of 3 months after
the time of the first publication of this-
notice or 30 days after the date of-
service of a copy of this notice on .
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or:
demands against decedent's estate-
must file their claims with this court within
3 months after the date of the first-
publication of this notice.
All other claims not so flied within the-
time periods set forth In section 733.702
of the Florida Probate Code will be
forever barred.
Notwithstanding the. time periods set
forth above, any claim filed two (2)
years or more after the decedent's
date of death. Is barred.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is December 13, 2006.
Attorneys for Personal Representative:
Stuart E. Goldberg
Fla. Bar No. 0365971
of the law firm of Gold berg & Olive
Post Office Box 12458
Tallahassee, Florida 32317
Telephone: (850)222-4000
Facsimile: (850)942-6400
Personal Representative:
Barbara Ann Patrick
Post Office Box 141
Perry, FL 32348
12/13, 12/20

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/, S'The Boys & Girls Club of Perry is
Seeking a Summer Food
Manager and Monitor.

This position is for the summer only, duties to include
overseeing summer food staff and sites, menu planning
according to USDA guidelines, transportation of meals,
and record keeping for all sites. Pay rate between
$10.00 and $12.00 per hour, 30-35 hours per week.

Serious inquiries only may be addressed to Lisa
English at the Boys & Girls Club Administrative
Offices, P.O. Box 1474 (202 East Julia Drive) Perry,
Florida 32348, 850-838-2471 ext. 200, fax 850-838-
9033, or email lisa.english@bgcperry.org.

ST l Big E-nd,
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Team Manager
Team Manager for home patient care for Jefferson, Madi-
son and Taylor Counties. Current Licensed healthcare
practitioner, BSN, and 2-3 years experience in the medi-
cal field and 2 years supervisory experience preferred.

Full-Time RN/Case Managers

Full-Time RN Case Manager Nurse needed for Jefferson,
Madison, and Taylor Counties. Current Florida license
as RN required. Plus 2-3 years mead-surgery experience

Great benefit package!

Interested candidate can apply in person
or by faxing a resume to

(850) 575-6814 or apply on-line at


EOE/D)FWP/ADA Smoke Free Workplace

i ,- The Boys & Girls Club of Perry
is seeking a qualified individual
to fill the position of Project
Manager for the Behavioral
Management and Reinforcement Grant.

Successful applicant must have at least a two year
college degree, two years experience with a Boys &
Girls Club or related field, strong oral and written
communication skills, supervisory skills, and computer
literacy skills. Position duties include but are not limited
to the following: case management, reporting to state
grant evaluating, partnership development, program
implementation, data entry, and marketing of program
in local community.

Serious inquiries only may be addressed to Lisa
English at the Boys & Girls Club Administrative
Offices, P.O. Box 1474 (202 East Julia Drive)
Perry, Florida 32348, 850-838-2471 ext. 200, fax
850-838-9033, or email lisa.english@bgcperry.org.

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B-8 Taco Times December 13, 2006

At the Booking Desk

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

Nov. 7:
Daniel Alan Marion II, 25, 8784
U.S. 27, Mayo, FTA for pre-trial,
Dep. Woods, TCSO.
Elfreda Louise Cruse, 50, 807
East Page Street, DWLS, Sgt.
Franklin, PPD.
Raymond R. Vanalstyne, 24, 219
West Montgomery Street,
Johnstown, N.Y., grand theft auto
from New York, possession of less
than 20 grams cannabis,
possession of drug paraphernalia,
Ptl. Norris, PPD.
Thomas Lee Fischer, 18, 1434
Janet Drive, Tallahassee, VOP for
credit card fraud, Dep. Lilliott,
Roger E. Ridings, 31, 117 Lewis
Drive, VOP (DUI, possession of
cocaine), Off. Thomas, DOC.
Benjamin Drawdy, 45, 115th
Center Avenue, Steinhatchee, child
support, Dep. Hawkins, TCSO.
Nov. 8:
Nino White, 32, 1109 E. Main
Street,- possession of cocaine,
possession of drug paraphernalia,
fraudulent use of credit card, Ptl.
Norris, PPD.
Sherri Ann Grambling, 32, 117
Davis Drive, possession pf
cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia, Ptl. Norris, PPD.
Thomas L. Traver, 27, 802
Waters Road, Castle Rock, Wash.,
VOP for uttering a forgery, Dep.

Ricketson, TCSO.
Keith Robert Barker, 42, 1880
West New Rogers Road,
possession of cocaine, possession
of drug paraphernalia, Ptl. Norris,
Mary Burney, 46, warrant for
VOP, aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon, Ptl. Murphy, PPD.
Nov. 9:
Michael Jerome Forbes, 19, 308
West Willow Street, fleeing and
eluding police, no motor vehicle
registration, reckless driving,
DWLS, Ptl. Franklin, PPD.
Sandy L. Oliver, 37, 406 West
Folsom Street, VOP for DWLS,
Dep. McKenzie, TCSO.
Nov. 10:
John Charles Gramling, 36,
224670 Salem Tower Road, child
support, Dep. Folsom, TCSO.
Nov. 11:
Kenneth Ray Sheffy, 28, 871
Neal Drive, Rossville, Ga., grand
theft auto, theft, Dep. Giacomucci,
William Lloyd Satterwhite, 28,
210 West Oak Street, DUI, Dep.
Johns, TCSO.
Timothy Phillip Doyle, 30, 110
West High Street, domestic battery,

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Dep. Bur ford, TCSO.
Nov. 12:
Bobby Eugene Ridings, 32,
1204 South Robin Street, DUI,
Trp. G. Smyrnios, FHP.
Jessica Lynn Miles, 22, 2628
Weldon Poppell Drive, DUI, Trp.
G. Smy rnios, FHP.
Nov. 121:
Roderick Jones, 39, 4901
Sunbeaim Road, Jacksonville,
attempt to take contraband into a
correc tional facility, Dep.
Hawkins, TCSO.
Robiert Thomas Williams, 24,
330 First Street, VOP warrant (sale
of cocaine), Dep. Hawkins, TCSO.
Lannie H. Morris, 45, 7504
South Red Padgett Road, contempt
of court, Sgt. Cruse, PPD.
Nov. 14:
Russell Matthew Johnson, 39,
10650 Johnson Russell Road,

Greenville, aggravated
fleeing/eluding from police,
possession of cocaine, possession
of drug paraphernalia, resisting
arrest without violence, Ptl.
Deeson, PPD.

Michael McGuire, 32. 1190
Fairview Drive, VOP, Dep.
Hayden, TCSO.
Nov. 18:
Alice C. Johnson, 40, 3820
McClean Drive, Greenville.

battery. Dcp. Ciruse, TCSO.
Angel N. Rau, 35. 1371 School
House Road. Shadv Grovc, battery,
Dep. Cruse. TCSO.
Kenia Lutra Florence. 24. 500
South \\arner Avenue. aggra\t ae
batierv, bathner, Ptl. Deeson, P)PD.

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