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Taco lT Times
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Worried about protecting
your child on-line?
A series of workshops entitled
"Protecting Kids and Teens On-line--
'Internet Crimes against Children" will
be held every Friday in January from
12-1 p.m. at Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
The first session is slated.for Friday,
Hosted by the Florida Network of
Children's Advocacy Centers, the
workshops are free and open to the
public. (Lunch will be Dutch-treat.)
"It is an incredible workshop that
every parent and community leader
should attend," Public Relations and
Development Coordinator Deidra
McRory Newman said.
Republicans will meet
The Republican Party of Taylor
County will meet Thursday, Dec. 28, at
6 p.m. at Rosehead Junction. For more
information, call 838-6568.
One week left for
Daytona 500 raffle
Only one week remains for the third
annual AMVETS Daytona 500 raffle.
Tickets are available for a $5 donation.
The winner will receive two tickets as
well as $100 cash.
Tickets are available from any
AMVETS member as well as the
following _businesses:-Perry Barber
Shop, Buck's-, Parry Package, Doc's
Smoke -Shop, Beach Bar, Go Shak
Sandwich Shop, Michelle's Bullpen,
Julia's and Perry Newspapers, Inc.
The drawing for the raffle will be
held Jan. 4. You do not need to be
present to win. AMVETS members
are reminded to turn in their tickets by
Elks welcome Tina Brock
Elks Lodge members and guests
are invited to an "End of the Year"
celebration Saturday, Dec. 30,
featuring entertainer Tina Brock.
Tickets are $10 per person. The
event will begin at 8 p.m.
Brock has appeared at the Loretta
Lynn Ranch, performing with Lynn's
sisters Crystal Gale and Peggy Sue.
She has also opened for country and
western greats Daryle Singletary and
For more information, please call
584-2541 or 223-3952.
announced for city
garbage pick up
The City of Perry has announced
the following garbage pick-up
schedule for the New Year holiday:
--Monday customers will ..receive
service Thursday, Dec. 28.
--Tuesday customers will receive
service today (Dec. 27) and Friday,
City offices will be closed Monday,
--Monday customers will receive
service Tuesday, Jan. 2, and Thursday,
--Tuesday customers will receive
service Wednesday, Jan. 3, and Friday,
WEDNESDAY 9. 0
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Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Richard (Rick) Brown was fired by
the hospital's Board of Directors
Wednesday, Dec. 20. His last day
at the hospital was Friday, Dec. 22.
In a press release from DMH,
the board cited Brown's failure to
establish a primary residence in
Taylor County as the basis for his
The action was taken during an
executive session of the' board's
regular Dec. 19 meeting, Chairman
Assistant State Attorney Dave
Phelps will soon have a new office
in another city to hang his hat,
along with a new title--Chief
Assistant to the State Attorney to
be headquartered in Live Oak.
The current chief assistant will
be retiring in March, when Phelps
will assume that role.
In the meantime, Phelps is
moving his office, but not his
home and family.
Phelps grew up in Punta Gorda
and went to school in Miami.
Although he had not taken the
bar exam, Phelps sent out resumes
to many rural towns in North
Florida, wanting "a small town
experience. A town that had lots of
trees and would take me away
from the concrete jungle, which
many in sprawling South Florida
Having already purchased a
home in Perry at the time, Phelps
said he had a moving van sitting in
his yard the day after graduation
and was in Perry before nightfall.
When he first began his career
in Perry, Phelps said he mostly
worked misdemeanors and
juvenile cases before eventually
moving up to felonies and
Phelps said when he officially
takes the new title, he will have
"* Please see page 6
Wayne Jones said Tuesday.
"The board voted unanimously
to terminate his employment. He
was informed the next day
(Wednesday, Dec. 20). During that
same meeting, the board named
Chief Financial Officer Terri
Parsons as acting administrator,"
"We will be moving as quickly
as possible to begin the search for
a new CEO," Jones said.
Brown was first hired by the
DMH board as interim CEO in
The Taylor County Crime
Stoppers will soon become part of
the Big Bend Crime Stoppers,
which serve Franklin, Gadsden,
Jefferson, Libert, Leon, Madison
and Wakulla counties.
According to Big Bend. Crime
Stoppers Executive Director Allen
Stucks, the local organization
contacted him about joining forces.
"I met with the people that deal
August 2004. At that time, he lived
in Melbourne (Fla.) and was
reached at a residence there
Tuesday for comment.
"I felt that I made Perry my
primary residence and that is why I
dispute (the firing). I can't really
say what I'mdoing other than to
say I'm exploring options," Brown
"I have an apartment here in
Perry. Lots of people live in
apartments. (The lack of
residency) was the only reason
with the Crime Stoppers there,"
The Taylor County Commission
approved last month sending a
letter to the Florida Attorney
General authorizing the Big Bend
Crime Stoppers to act as an agent
for the local organization when
applying for money from the
Crime Stoppers Trust Fund.
"We're definitely moving into
Face Down brings rock-and-roll to Sunday's Crossroads "extravaganza."
they gave (for the termination). I
was in the process of buying two
acres of land. in Perry and, was
dealing with a builder and with a
bank to build a home.
"I enjoyed working at Doctors'
Memorial Hospital and think we
made some major strides in turning
the hospital around. I will miss
working with my colleagues,
members of the medical staff and
county commissioners. I will also
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Just two weeks prior to the one-year anniversary of the Christmas Eve 2005 crash
claimed the lives of Perry police officer Robert. Johns, his wife Kimberly and their
year-old son Brett, a ceremony was held to unveil a plaque dedicated in Johns' honor a
Perry Police Department. Surviving members of the family, including the couple's oldest
Kevin, gathered along with friends and fellow officers to re-dedicate the police build
the area, it's just a matter of getting
the paperwork done," Stucks said,
adding he was waiting to hear from
the state that they had received the
The holidays and the recent state
election probably delayed its
processing, he said.
Once he does get word that the
letter has been received and
approved, "we'll immediately start
An accused drug dealer is in jail
on a $200,000 bond, and more
than $8,000 worth of illegal drugs
are off the street, thanks to the
quick action of local law
enforcement over the weekend.
Taylor County Drug Task Force
(DTF) Inv. Dewayne Bratcher and
Det. Mike Anderson said they
received information that Thomas
Demps Jr. (AKA Tom-Tom) had
been involved in a physical
altercation, and battered a victim,
who sustained several bruises
i that around her body.
nine- That same day, DTF officers
it the found Demps and radioed out that
son, he was in his car and traveling
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our work in the area," Stucks said.
He estimated they would be
ready by the second week in
January and will begin by meeting
with the Taylor County Sheriffs
Office and Perry Police
Department to develop contacts in
order to turn over tips.
Crime Stoppers offers cash
"*- Please see page 6
Jury trial begins
Jan. 8 for former
A former Perry doctor who was arrested in December 2004 and charged
with 11 counts of sexual battery on victims who were helpless or
incapacitated, and one count of kidnapping, is scheduled to face a jury trial
in federal court, beginning Jan. 8, 2007.
Law enforcement officials say they recovered video evidence that
Daniel Phillip Mclntire Jr., 49, drugged and sexually battered at least two
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) began investigating
charges against McIntire at the request of the Clewiston Police
Department in August 2003, while McIntire practiced medicine in that
Shortly after the investigation began, McIntire left that practice and
moved to Palatka, where he set up shop in Hawthorne. When police served
a search warrant at his residence, they learned that McIntire had fled
Florida, prompting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to join the
investigation and to obtain a warrant for unlawful flight to avoid
McIntire was arrested in Angola, La., after it was learned he was wanted
by law enforcement during a background check for a potential job at a
prison there. When McIntire arrived at the prison for a final interview, FBI
agents were on hand to make the arrest.
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Youth invited to 'Crossroads' extravaganza
Local, pre-teens and teens
(grades six and up) are invited to
ring in the new year during a
-special "Crossroads Youth
Extravaganza!" Sunday, Dec. 31,
from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., at the
Taylor County High School
Endorsed by the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes (FCA) and
sponsored by the Taylor Baptist
Association, the event will feature
performances by the Christian rock
group "Face Down."
The six-member band includes
Perry native Curt Whitfield. All
members attend the Baptist
College of Florida in Graceville.
"We play what I would
call energetic worship music--
rock--loud," Whitfield said. The
goal of their performances, he said,
is to "help youth realize what's
important in life and to understand
God better. Our main message is
that church doesn't have to be
boring--it can be fun."
Event co-coordinator Danny
Lundy said that "all youth groups
are invited to participate. There
will be plenty of supervising adults
and security will be provided by
both the Perry Police Department
and the Taylor County Sheriffs
Door prizes will be given out
and concessions will be served:
Admission is free. The evening
will include testimonies and guest
Big Bend Crime Stoppers come to Taylor
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i Cook, Proenza, Meacham, Ellis
4 make AlI-Big Bend
Four Taylor County High
football players were selected to
the 2006 All-Big Bend team as
compiled by the Tallahassee
Adam Cook, an offensive
lineman for the Bulldogs, was
selected to the first team.
Safety Marquis Ellis, outside
linebacker Joseph Proenza and
linebacker Jake Meacham were
chosen honorable mention on the
elite squad. Meacham also made
the second team on the Little Big
Bend squad for players in classes
1B through 2A.
The team was selected based on
votes from 27 Big Bend coaches.
Cook, a 6-3, 300-pound senior,
recorded 21 pancake blocks this
season. He has had several college
visits and was selected to the
FACA all-district team.
5-1 in district
Hobbled Lady 'Dogs now 14-6
The Taylor County High girls basketball team is currently ranked 9th in the state in Class
3A, according to the most recent poll compiled by the Florida Sportswriters Association.
Currently taking a break from the action due to the Christmas holidays, the Lady Bulldogs are
scheduled to return to the court Jan. 4 when they travel to Bell.
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With injuries taking their toll
on the TCHS girls soccer team,
the lady Bulldogs have still
managed to stretch their record out
to 14-6 on the season.
Just a couple of weeks after
losing freshman Gloria Taylor to a
broken leg, the ladies lost their
lone senior player, Jenni Cantrell,
to a hairline fracture of the jaw
after taking a hard fall in a district
game against Hamilton County.
Couple those injuries with a
high ankle sprain to freshman
Courteney 'Mincy that caused her
to miss several games and
recurring pulled leg muscles to the
Big Bend's leading scorer, Katie
Cooper, and the Bulldogs have
barely fielded the same lineup in
more than two consecutive games.
But that has not slowed the girls
down. After two consecutive wins
over district opponent Hamilton
County, the team improved their
district record to 5-1 and are tied
with Florida High atop the
district. A coin toss will decide
which team will be seeded number
one in the district playoffs to be
held in Hamilton on January 16th
"Obviously you never want to
see a kid get hurt but in looking
for a silver lining, these injuries
may help our team in the long run
because more players are having to
step up and play and are getting
valuable experience," Coach Dale
Brewer said in trying to put a,
positive spin on the rash of
injuries. "Soccer is definitely a
contact sport and when you play
hard sometimes injuries happen
and unfortunately they have piled
up on us this year but I believe
with the exception of Gloria we
will be back to full strength come
The girls have won sixraight
games including a 4-1 win over
Crestview in the Timberwolf
Classic at Chiles high school.
The girls lost to Lincoln in a well
played game to start the
tournament and then lost to
Pensacola Washington before
defeating Crestview, who had
previously beaten Lincoln.
After the tournament, the team
avenged a loss to Wakulla by
traveling to Medart and downing
the War Eagles 6-2 behind Katie
Cooper's second consecutive game
with a hat trick.
The Bulldogs then completed
season sweeps of Godby,
Rickards, and Hamilton County.
The Godby game saw a very
methodical 3-0 win. With leading
scorer Katie Cooper lout against
Rickards and only one substitute
on the bench the girls dominated
the Raiders. Courtcncy Mincy
recorded the hat trick in the game
and Jenni Cantrell played one of
her best games of the season to
control the midfield as all of the
players stepped up their play in
The team then had back to back
games with Hamilton County., In
the first game, at Jasper, the team
took a 3-0 lead into the half.
Then, just minutes into the second
half, the accident with Cantrell
happened and play was halted for
over thirty minutes as an
ambulance was called to take
Cantrell from the game as coaches
and officials were worried about a
possible neck injury after she was
upended and landed face first on the
field. The only injury sustained
though was a hairline fracture of
the jaw. She should be able to
return shortly after Christmas.
The next day with the thoughts
of Jenni still on the players'
minds, and with it being senior
night for the lone, injured senior,
the team downed the-Trojaris 6-2
to secure a tic for the district lead.
The girls have three .regular
season games left before the
district playoffs begin in January
apd are looking forward to the
Christmas break to recover and
rest and prepare to make a run at
their second consecutive district
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Kimela Suzanne Lundy, Curtis Ray Whitfield
At Pleasant Grove Baptist
Lundy, Whitfield to say
vows in June wedding
Doyle Lundy of Perry announces the engagement of his daughter,
Whitfield, also of Perry.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Gayle Johnson. Her
grandparents are Delton and Shirley Lundy, Frank and Jeanette Welch, and
Donnie and Barbara Johnson.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Howard and Maxine
Whitfield, and Doyle and Janie Padgett.
The couple is planning a June 23, 2007, wedding at 3 p.m. in Pleasant
Grove Baptist Church. Formal invitations will be issued, but all friends
and relatives are cordially invited to attend.
Groe.Bptsthurh.Foralnvtatonswil b isu, 'bu ,,. "rie .,.
and"relatives.are"cordally invited to.attend
Veal, Towles to marry
in sunset ceremony
Kimberly S. Veal and James Jeffery Towles, both of Athena, will be
married on New Year's Eve in a sunset ceremony at Sun Harbor Marina in
The bride-elect is the daughter of Linda and James Musselwhite of
Shady Grove, and Archie Stephenson of Deland.
The groom-elect is the son of Betty Towles of Perry and the late Kay
No formal invitations will be issued to the 4:30 p.m. ceremony; all
friends and relatives of the couple are cordially invited to attend.
Formerly of Perry
McNeil graduates Jan. 20
Melissa Ann Edmond McNeil, formerly of Perry, will receive a Master
of Science degree in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) from Troy
Commencement exercises will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, in Orlando at
Faith Baptist Church, starting at 10 a.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Stoney Layne Anderson
Walker, Davis marry
Richard and Charlotte Walker of Perry announce the
marriage of their daughter, Leandra Michelle, to Brian
Davis, the son of Marty and' Mary Davis of Tuscon, Ariz. The
private ceremony was held Dec. 17, 2006, at the home of the
were married Oct. .
Doralicia Soto Gonzalez and Stoney Layne Anderson were united ii
marriage on Oct. 8, 2006, in a ceremony held at the Apostolic Assembl.
Church, with the Rev. Jeff Bryson officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Jorge Soto Borrego and Maria Gonzale
DeSoto of Durango, Mexico.
The groom is the son of Betty Lou Anderson of Perry and the lat
The bride was given in marriage by her son, Sergio.
Matron of honor for the event was her daughter, Dorita.
Benjamin Luskin of Ft. Lauderdale served as the grooni's best man.
An informal barbecue and reception were held in honor of the couple,
immediately following the wedding ceremony, at Anderson's Mobil
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'Which road will you choose?'
The group, Face Down, will headline the New Year's
Eve youth extravaganza planned by the Taylor Baptist
Association, with the endorsement of Fellowship of
With the theme, "Which road will you choose?", this
event is for students in grades 6 and up, and will
include food, music, games, worship and door
It begins at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 and continues until
12:30 a.m. on New Year's Day, at the Taylor County
High School gymnatorium. Don't miss it!
End-Time Revival services begin
Potter's House Ministries will present an End-Time
Revival Dec. 27-29 with services at 7:30 p.m.
The speaker will be Apostle Jeffrey Wooden, pastor
of Ministries of God International in
Marianna. Everyone is invited. The church is located
at 461 N. Byron Butler Parkway.
/ flip-flops services
I/ i First Baptist Church will
flip-flop its services beginning
Sunday, Jan. 7,' with worship at
9:30 a.m. and Sunday School
at 10:45 a.m. Evening worship
will begin at 6 p.m.
Pastor Eddie Blalock invites,
everyone to "Come and join
Superintendents Union this weekend
By B.D. WILLIAMS
"Happy New Year to All"
This weekend we will proudly
welcome another New Year; its
hours before us lie.
Yet sad indeed are these times, but
there is no need to cry.
How much is there we can do;
tasks many for you and me.
No time for discouragement, as
clouds cloaken over the sea.
Many things we can do, and other
we might please,
Be not slow, some good to do,
each circumstance we must seize.
Waste not time with idle talk when
there is so much to do.
To fashion, to carve a better
world, my challenge tq you.
About this troubled world we
think, the heartaches, greed and
Then let us don the robe of love
and make a better life.
Better persons we all can be by'
playing well our given part,
Freeing ourselves from all hate;
portraying a kind and loving
Will you be used by the master
not one but every day?
More strength of God, let us ask
s we this New Year greet,
As we may do our best taking
bitter with sweet.
The Ministers, Deacons and
Superintendents Union of Taylor
County, an auxiliary of the First
Bethlehem Baptist Association,
with Elder J.B. Duval as moderator
and the Rev. Izell Montgomery Jr.
as president, will convene at
Springhill Missionary Baptist
Church, beginning with the local
program Friday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m.
Host church in charge. The main
session of the union will open up
Saturday, Dec. 30, at 9:30 a.m. and
go to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31,
throughout the day.
Enrollment throughout Saturday
and Sunday. A city-wide invitation
is extended. Come and let us have
a spirit-filled meeting the last
Sunday in 2006.
"Just think of God's goodness to
Christmas Day was an enjoyable
occasion where so many families
joined each other in delicious
family dinners, sharing gifts and
cards. Some from all different
points were here to jqin, their
families for the happiness of such a
blessed occasion. We enjoyed and
were happy, "knowing Jesus was
the reason for the occasionn"
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Glcnda Faircloth, age 61. died
Thursday. Dec. 21. 2006. at
Doctors' Memorial Hfospital.
Mrs. Faircloth was a native and
lifelong resident of Perry. She
was a member of San Pedro
Baptist Church and was a former
employee of the Department of
Highway Safety & Motor
Vehicles. Her husband of 44
years, Don Faircloth of Perry.
Other survivors include: one
son, Donnie 0. Faircloth and his
wife Jaki Wray Faircloth. of
Gainesville; one daughter, Kim
Faircloth Davenport and her
husband, Ron Davenport, of
Townville, S.C.; three brothers,
Billy Z. Cruse of Albuquerque,
NM, James N. Cruse of Perry,
and Jerry G. Cruse of Fanning
Springs; five sisters. Beth
Register of Perry, Sheryl Cruse
of Brooksville, Ky., Ethel
Sheffield, of Salem, Susan
McGroarty of Perry, and Mary
Horton of Perry; four
grandchildren, Benjamin O'Brine
Drawdy, McKenzie Lena
Drawdy, Levi Reed Davenport,
Samantha Cheyanne Davenport,
a family pet "Jabo Lee" and
granddog "Hoss"; and a host of
nieces and nephews also survive
Funeral services were Friday,
Dec. 22, 2006, at Joe P. Burns
Funeral Home Chapel. Interment
followed at San Pedro Cemetery.'
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to St. Jude's Children's
Hospital, One St. Jude Place
Bldg., 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis Tenn. 38105.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in
Perry was in charge of all
Hazel Lydia Johnson
Hazel Lydia Johnson, a
homemaker, 93, died Dec. 23,
2006, at.her residence in Perry.
She was born .in Suwannee
County and had lived in Perry
since 1935. Mrs. Johnson was a
member of the Perry Church of
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Tom Johnson, a
daughter. Betty Iughes, and a
grandson. "' : .. ,, -,
Survivors include: three sons,
Elvin Johnson of Boston, Mass.,
Thomas Johnson of Tallahassee
and Donald Johnson of Perry;
three daughters, Marie Martel of
McDonough, Ga., Dora Miller of
Perry and Delores Guidry of
Lafayette, La.; 19 grandchildren;
31 great grandchildren; and 29
great great grandchildren.
"'"Fuitralr -se- i'ces willfB'e h ld
today, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. at Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home with Jack
McKinley and -Robert Kirkland
officiating. Interment will follow
at Pineview Memorial Gardens.
Family members received friends
Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at
Burns Funeral Home, which was in
charge of arrangements.
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inspire: rec'iv'(litle he f i L ofticven'l lovee' and7 feed
the pure desire.
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may be, that w\e, u ith humblel, holy heart, maIl
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Brown first hired
as interim CE.O
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miss working with the hospital
employees," he said.
Five members of the hospital
board were present for the
executive session; two members
were absent. Jones said he could
not comment as to who was in
attendance and who was not.
When asked about specifics
regarding the handling of Brown's
residency issue, Jones stated, "on
the advice of council, I can't really
discuss that right now."
Continued from page 1
north on Jefferson Street.
A traffic stop was conducted on
Demps by Perry Police
Department patrolmen Gina
Deeson and Kyle Johnson, and
assisted by patrolmen Gene
Franklin and Heather Murphy.
Demps was taken into custody
and charged with battery and
Johnson conducted a post-
custody search of Demps and
discovered two bags containing
suspected cocaine, which was
field tested positive.by Franklin.
: Demps was then placed in the
backseat of a police cruiser and
taken to the Taylor County Jail.
After the arrest, two additional
bags of cocaine were discovered in
Demps' car, bringing the cocaine
haul to 95 grams, .which has an
estimated street value of more than
$8,000. Additional charges of
trafficking in cocaine were levied
"We had some relatively new
officers this case," said Bratcher,
"but they did their job perfectly.
-When the call for a takedown was
Given, they did exactly what they
were supposed to do."
"That's right," said Anderson.
"You know you are in good hands,
when the rookies and veterans
work side-by-side, and a
successful bust, such as this one,
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Currently serving on the board
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According to DMH, Brown's
May 2005 employment contract .---'.- -.-
with the hospital included the
requirement that he relocate his Dave Phelps
primary residence to Taylor
County no later than Dec. 6, 2006.
"That was not done. Mr. Brown's
failure to timely establish a
primary residence in Taylor G et ready for
County was,.under the contract, an
action that required termination.
The hospital board confirmed its a ln w yva r.
duties under the contract at a y
meeting held Dec. 19, 2006, and Not sure if you're ready for a
informed Mr. Brown of his new year? Then pick up the
termination on Dec. 20, 2006," the 2007 "Every Day is a Holiday"
DMH press release related, calendar.
A portion of DMH board Every day of the year has a
meetings are open to the public; holiday; most have several.
however, discussion regarding Find out when to celebrate
employees and medical issues are "Read a Book Day" or "Feed
handled during executive session. Your Pet in Bed Day."
Brown was hired by the board All proceeds generated from
on a permanent basis in May 2005 the sales of the calendars will
after a review of his nine months' be donated to the March of
service as interim director. At the Dimes. Calendars may be
time of his hiring, Brown came to. purchased for $5 at the
Taylor with a 33-year track record Chamber of Commerce as well
in both not-for-profit and investor- as Perry Newspapers, Inc.
owned hospital systems.
Broward County in charge of case
Continued from page 1
Officials with Doctors' Memorial Hospital said Mclntire worked in
Perry for one year, approximately 11 years ago, sometimes substituting or
filling in for other doctors at their personal offices, but was never an
The Broward County State Attorney's Office in Ft. Lauderdale is in
charge of the case.
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administrative duties at four
offices in seven counties. along
with his prosecuting duties.
"I will still be prosecuting
homicides in Perry and Cross
City," he said, pointing out that
four homicide cases are currently
pending in Perry alone.
"One reason I've enjoyed
working in Perry for so long, is the
cooperative relationship between
the Perry Police Department and
Taylor County Sheriffs Office.
"There are no 'turf wars,' like
you hear about in so many other
places and not so many egos you
have to stroke' for people to get
along. This type of cooperation has
existed for the nearly 29 years I
have been working here and it had
definitely made my job easier, for
the most part."
Craig Myrick, with the state
attorney's office (SAO), will
become the principal felony
prosecutor when Phelps leaves, a
job he "has been doing for a
while." Earnie Page, also with
SAO, will be handling
misdemeanors and juveniles while
assisting with felonies.
"I have every trust that they will
continue to help this office keep
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live." he added.
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In St. Louis
Gayle to attend national conference
Taylor County Middle School
science teacher Terree Gayle was
selected by the district's
superintendent for a unique
training opportunity made possible
by a $25,000 grant from Progress
The timing of this training is
critically important because, in
2006-07, student FCAT science
scores are tied to school grades.
"Because science is a field that
changes daily due to research, it is
important to stay abreast of new
developments," said Brenda
Crouch, a consultant with the
Panhandle Area Educational
Consortium (PAEC). "One of'the
PAEC Administrator Neal Meadows, left, presents TCMS
teacher Terree Gayle with her selection letter as one of eight
science teachers who will attend the 55th annual National
Science Teachers Association National Conference.
best ways to stay current is to
attend a national conference that
offers pre-conference institutes and
more than 1,200 concurrent
sessions for science educators.
Professional development of this
caliber is expensive, and our small,
rural districts cannot afford to pay
for teachers to attend the
conference and for travel costs
associated with attendance."
That is, until now. Gayle joins
eight other science teachers from
northwest Florida who will attend
the 55th annual National Science
Teachers Association National
Conference March 29-April 1 in
St. Louis, Mo., thanks to Progress
PAEC received the grant to pay
conference registration and travel
costs for one science educator from
northwest Florida school districts
served by Progress Energy--Gulf,
Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson,
Madison, Taylor, Liberty, Gadsden
and Hamilton. As grant partners,
these districts will pay for travel
costs associated with conference
planning and post-conference
activities, as well as for substitute
teachers during the conference.
The grant's objectives are:
--Expose teachers from low
socio-economic status and rural
areas to current, research-
evidenced content, pedagogy and
embedded technology to enhance
teachers' ability to meet Florida's
educational goal of increasing
rigor and relevance in middle and
high school science classrooms.
--Develop a capacity for
transferal, sharing and
dissemination of science
information to other students and
teachers via on-line and broadcast.
--Raise academic achievement
of students in areas served by
Progress Energy, statewide, and
possibly nationally, as teachers
infuse the acquired skills and
updated science content
knowledge into their daily practice
and share those skills via
"These teachers will develop
lesson plans and provide
leadership at the district level to
ensure their new knowledge
transfers tc other science teachers
and into the classroom," Crouch
added. As a grant partner, PAEC
will coordinate the teachers' pre-
and post-conference activities as
well as administer grant funds.
Videographers from PAEC's
Florida Education Channel (FEC)
will record teachers discussing
their lesson plans and edit these
presentations into broadcast-
quality productions. FEC is
available nationwide on DISH
Network on 9418, thanks to a
public service agreement.
Progress Energy Community
Relations Manager Larry Watson
said, "At Progress Energy, we
understand the importance of our
educational systems to the local
communities throughout our
service territory. Our continued
support and commitment to
education helps improve the
quality of life in the panhandle
PAEC is Florida's oldest regional
educational service organization
and has as its mission to help
school districts attain highest
student achievement, student by
student across the consortium. By
Florida statute, PAEC is owned
and governed by its member
school districts: Calhoun, FSU
Schools, Inc., Franklin, Gadsden,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson,
Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla,
Walton and Washington.
Progress Energy is a Fortune 250
diversified energy company with
more than 24,000 megawatts of
generation capacity and $9 billion
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at First Baptist today
By DANA FAGG
Area Blood Drive Coordinator
Traditionally the holidays, are a
time of blood supply concerns,
dwindling donations and local
blood shortages. And this year is
Residents .of Taylor County are
encouraged to donate blood today
(Wednesday) from 2-6 p.m. at the
First Baptist Church located on
302 N. Jefferson St.
To, schedule an appointment
please call (850) 877-7181, or you
may come at your convenience.
The Southeastern Community
Blood Center (SCBC) is the only
provider of blood and blood
-products. for -patients at Doctors'
Giving blood is a matter of
saving lives and one donation can
save up to three lives.
However, feeling good about
doing a good deed is what the
holidays are truly about. Blood
donation is the gift that does not
need.wrapping, costs only an hour
of time and individuals can put
their feet up and relax while they
give at an SCBC center or
With fewer people donating, the
supply could drop further. To
donate blood, individuals must.be
healthy, at least 17 years old,
weigh 110 pounds or more and
bring a photo ID. Blood only lasts
42 days and needs to be constantly
replenished by caring blood
For more than 50 years, the
Southeastern Community Blood
Center remains a community
based, nonprofit blood center.
SCBC serves families residing in
26 counties in North Florida and
Steve Gilly, of the Florida Division of Forestry's Andrews Nursery
some of the nursery's pine seedlings.
in Chiefland, shows off
& planting for the future
By ERIN GLOVER
Florida Forestry Association
With tree planting season
underway .right now, many
Floridians do not know that the
trees being planted today will help
keep their state clean and healthy
for years to come. Florida's forests
are a renewable resource that
constantly improves the
environment and the quality of life
for everyone in the state.
Consistent reforestation is the
key to a healthy forest. The Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services reports that
more than 6 billion trees have been
planted in Florida since 1927.
Each year, 82 million trees are
planted in Florida, making it one of
the top four tree-planting states in
Florida is active in reforestation,
with four trees planted for every
tree harvested in the state. In fact,
Florida has 14 million acres of
forestland--that's nearly half the
state's land area: Forestry, which
brings more than $16.6 billion to
Florida's economy annually, is the
state's largest agricultural industry.
That puts forestry even above
citrus, yet most people do not
know how vital this commodity is
to Florida's economy and its
As a result of reforestation
efforts by private non-industrial
and corporate landowners, the
United States has millions of acres
of young, vigorously growing
forests. Vigorously growing trees
remove carbon dioxide from the
atmosphere and turn it into
oxygen. Approximately 2.3 acres
of vigorously growing pine will
clean up the carbon dioxide
produced by one sport utility
vehicle in one year. At a time
when Americans are seeking to
reduce their carbon emissions to
fight global warming, they should
also be looking to trees for their
power to capture the carbon and in
return release oxygen, purifying
the air. Tree planting not only
renews our forest resources and
cleans the air; the forest soil also
captures rainfall to replenish the
aquifer and forests provide habitat
for wildlife and green space for us
Many seedling nurseries in
Florida, such as Buckeye Nursery,
Inc., in Perry; Superior Trees, Inc.,
in Lee; Central Florida Lands and
Timber in Mayo; C.F.T. Nursery,
Inc., in Astatula; and Andrews
Nursery in Chiefland provide
seedlings to forest landowners who
are planning to plant trees. Most of
these nurseries plant genetically
superior seeds, which are disease-
resistant and will grow healthier
Andrews Nursery, owned and
operated by the Florida Division of
Forestry, sold its first crop of
seedlings in 1956. According to
Nursery Manager Steve Gilly,
Andrews has sold more than 1
billion seedlings in its 50-year
history. It sells 12 million
seedlings annually--enough to
plant 16,500 acres of trees at 726
trees per acre.
Gilly, who has worked at
Andrews Nursery for 19 years,
said that he has seen many changes
in the nursery operation over the
years. "As Florida changes,
forestry changes, so the nursery
must improve and adapt," he said.
One way nurseries provide
better seedlings to forest
landowners is through the process
of genetic improvement. Science
comes first in producing quality
tree seedlings. The Florida
Division of Forestry is a member
of the Cooperative Forest Genetics
Research Program at the
University of Florida. The program
seeks to develop genetically-
improved varieties, of southern
pines through research and the
cooperation of its members.
The process used by the program
continuously improves tree quality
by selecting mature trees with
desirable qualities and producing
seed from those selected trees
through cross-pollination. This
results in young trees with the
desired qualities of the mature
trees from which they were grown.
The improved trees are faster
growing, self-pruning and disease-
and rust-resistant with straighter
stems. Each generation is
improved to be superior to the
previous generations of trees.
In addition to genetic advances,
many nurseries also employ other
techniques to encourage tree
survival. Traditionally, tree
seedlings are sold bare-root, .but
containerized seedlings have
increased in popularity and sales
over the last decade as a better
alternative for certain planting
situations. In this process, seeds
are planted in plastic trays and
grown into seedlings so that when
they are sold, they are delivered in-
their own potting soil, similar to
many garden plants you find in
retail stores. This helps the
seedling survive in its new
surroundings, ensuring that the.
forest is thick and healthy.
"Over the last 50 years, Andrews
Nursery has experienced a lot of.
change," recalled Gilly. "We've.:-:
greatly increased the genetic
quality of our seedlings,
introduced the production of-
containerized seedlings and now.
are even producing more than.
1 million containerized wiregrass:f
seedlings a year for restoration of:`
the longleaf pine/wiregrass
ecosystem in Florida."
With advances in science and
increased knowledge of :
responsible forestry practices,
Florida can continue to nurture its
14 million acres of forestland and
fight the negative effects that our
growing population has on our
environment. As long as Florida's
forests continue to thrive, we will
all be able to reap the benefits:
clean air, clean water and a
beautiful state in which to live.
B-2 Taco Times December 27, 2006
- Chief financial officer lists the
top 10 frauds of the past year
As everyone prepares for a
happy new year, Florida's chief
financial officer encourages the
state's citizens to be aware of the
Top 10 Frauds committed in the
previous year, in hopes that these
crimes won't be repeated in 2007.
The listing of Top 10 Frauds
summarizes the costliest or boldess
securities, financial and insurance
fraud scams investigated by Tom
Gallagher's office which resulted
in convictions. Gallagher notes
that convictions are up 70 percent
over the previous year, and jail
time is up more than 25 percent.
First Do No Harm Dr.
Thomas Merrill of Magnolia
Medical Clinic in Apalachicola
was convicted in January of
98 felony counts stemming from
his over-prescribing of controlled
substances to patients, six of whom
died of drug overdoses. The drugs
prescribed included Oxycontin,
Xanax, hydrocodone, morphine,
fentanyl and oxycodone.
Classic Ponzi Scheme Two
Palm Beach County men were
each sentenced to 25 years in
prison after they pleaded guilty to
what detectives called a classic
Ponzi scheme. Thomas A.
Masciarelli, 48, of Palm Beach
Gardens and Steven P. Petrarca,
55, of Lake Worth, convinced
investors to invest in American
Real' Estate Investors, Inc., a
company that purported to invest
in local real estate. Investors were
promised a return of up to nine
percent. The investigation found
that Masciarelli and Petrarca never
invested the money as promised
and instead diverted $1.2 million
for their own use.
Preying on the Elderly A
former insurance agent who
organized an elaborate bait-and-
switch scheme that systematically
defrauded more than 1,200 South
Florida seniors will spend 30
months in prison.- Shechtman's
scheme targeted senior citizens
between the ages of 75 and 94 to
switch their health insurance to
lower-cost policies, overbilled
them and then applied the money
to additional life insurance policies
without the victims' knowledge.
Empty Promises Two men
who sold empty promises and
bogus health insurance plans to
tens of thousands of people in
Florida and 43 other states,
Carmelo Zanfei and William Paul
Crouse--were sentenced in August
2005 to two years and four years in
prison, respectively. Zanfei and
Crouse marketed a bogus health
plan, claiming that the self-insured
plan was exempt from the
licensing and certification
...* Please see page 8
Don't do this at home
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Letters to the Editor
iDuring coal plant vote
SCommissioners were 'thin
money and their own spec
,Dear Editor: I wish everyone could've been at
I don't see how former that hearing on the 20th to hear the
commissioners Darryl Gunter, and lady from Jacksonville tell about
Jack Brown and commissioners how a JEA chemical spill has
'Malcolm Page, Clay Bethea, Pat contaminated the wells in her
Paitterson and certain other elected neighborhood. She told ,
Siid appointed officials can sleep at commissioners that many now are
night after all they have done .to dying of cancer and that they are
harm our county. Thinking only of planning to sue JEA.
money and their own special Commissioners ignored her
irierests,. they have completely testimony. Her testimony gave us
-ignored the needs of the citizens insight into the future if
and been disrespectful to the very commissioners have their way!
people who put them in office and I read in the newspaper .that
who pay their high salaries. The commissioners also 'ignored the
worse thing is they denied us any advice of Mr. Scott Koons of the
choice, or vote on this coal plant. North Central Florida Regionalt
They refused to listen to anyone Planning Council who wrote
but a handful of local people acting telling them that the language in
out of greed and those utility the land use amendments was
conglomerates from Jacksonville, "inappropriate." He also advised
Disney and other cities who plan to them not to approve anything more
take over our county to pollute. than enough land for one coal
With the blessings of our own plant, if they did anything. They
commissioners, those cities can did not even tell the citizens about
steal our scarce water, poison our Mr. Koonfs. letter anid ignored his
air, harm your health, impair our excellent advice given to protect
children with their mercury, our county. .
^; destroy our natural resources with Those commissioners also
their dirty coal plants for the next ignored our, own comp plan which
60 years. says to improve our quality of life
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king only of
and protect our natural resources.
They are doing just the opposite
trying to bring in dirty coal plants.
This JEA group wants to use
Taylor County as their waste dump
to build polluting coal plants no
other' county would allow. JEA
ruined their environment and
sickened the people in
Jacksonville. Now they want to
take over our county, with the help
of our own elected officials,"
including our mayor and some
from the city and, unbelievably,
even a school board member.
Commissioners did not listen to
the lady who told them about the
cancers in Jacksonville, nor did
they listen .to the advice of
physicians, scientists and clergy
who spoke at the hearing.Dr. Joel
Shugar, Dr. Raymond Bellamy and
scientists from FSU spoke about
the serious health and
environmental problems caused by
the coal plants. A large crowd of
Taylor citizens also pleaded, at that
hearing for commissioners to
protect, our environment. They
were totally ignored.
Only the people from JEA, their
staff and meager local supporters
had commissioners' ears. They
were not rudely cut off when their
time three minutes were over.
Those five commissioners, one
now our county manager, have
shown no concern for us, for our
future, for our students or other
children. Instead, they have
ignorantly dictated adirty future
for us giving JEA and other cities
their go ahead to fill those
thousands of acres with dirty coal
plants. If they get their way, one
day our skies will look like those
brown dingy skies in Jacksonville
and we'll be sick.
As for Mr. Lawson's article in
the Democrat about their
proposed plant that he says will be
cheap and "clean," I say to him,
millions of tons a year of toxic
emissions are not "clean." There is
nothing "clean" about coal plants.
You are not willing to put money
to build a less polluting coal plant
in our county!
My only hope is that the two
new commissioners will care
enough about their own children
and our environment to listen to
the will of the people here. Perhaps
they will do what is right. This is
not over. People need to stand up
and protect their county.
Now that the Grinch in our town has
done the right thing and confessed, I'm
coming out of the closet.
I grew up in a small town with limited
entertainment for its youth. Thus, we
had to be very creative. One Christmas
we were more creative than we should
have been, and I--like the Grinch-
continue to confess that sin and many
*At the time of this', foolislnessj weo
were licensed to drive, which only
exacerbated the problem. We all had
small, parttime jobs during the holidays
which meant we had small sums of
money which we spent on gas for the car
and iced drinks from the Dairy Queen.
That meant, of course, that we could
ride around in circles longer than those
people who were burning only their
parents' money for gas.
It was the weekend before Christmas
in the late 1960s when the lettering in
front' of the newest community bank.
just, begged for rearranging.. It said, of
course, "Merry Christmas and Happy
NeWYear." When we finished with it, it
said, "Hairy Arms Reach New Dreams."'
Yes, it makes no sense; teenage pranks
There was no harm done, of course,
because the letters were not damaged
and, honestly, it was great fun.
The letters were three foot tall and
singly cut from plyboard to 'extend the
width of the two city blocks occupied by
the bank and its adjacent parking lot.
We could only arrange, a few letters at a
time, for fear -of law -enforcement
interference, so we'd move a M,E, R,
(which was boldly spotlighted for the
holidays) and run for our getaway
vehicle until passing traffic subsided.
' Then we'd take care of R, Y, C, before
retreating again. We got more exercise
that night than we did the whole month
If we had stopped with that harmless
prank, it would have been a wonderful
life. But we wondered, aloud and to
each other, if the park fountain wouldn't
look more festive if bubbles were
overflowing from its tiers of sculpted
bronze. It was our southern Alabama
rendition of snow.
So we purchased a bottle of pink
dishwashing liquid from a convenience
store and proceeded to add the contents
to the fountain, after we had wished the
town "Hairy Arms Reach New Dreams."
It was lovely...a work of art, and we
were ecstatic. We rode 'round and
'round in circles, looking at what we had
created. It was, indeed, a wonderful life.
Until word got out that vandals had
burned up the motor on the park
fountain with dishwashing liquid.
Vandals? How dare they call us
vandals! We were the promise of
tomorrow, the products of good homes
and Girl Scouts, the representatives for.
Girls' State and Boys' State. Don't be
calling us vandals.
"Did you know your father begins his
term on the Water Board?" Mother asked
over a hot bowl of soup which I could
then no longer eat.
"The Water Board?" I asked.
"What does the Water Board do?"
He proceeded to explain, in general
terms, the objectives of this municipal
In January, he attended his first
meeting. And on that month's agenda
was, guess what? Replacement of the
motor in the park fountain due to
vandalism by wayward teenagers.
My father was possibly the most
honorable man who walked this earth
and I thought then that running away
from home was probably the right thing
to do, but I liked my bed, the food they
served me, the clothes they bought me
and the spending money they gave me.
Plus, I liked my parents.
So I confessed my sin to my father and
mother, and mentioned no other names.
I also suggested that I' should be
required to pay for the cost of, the
motor, and I would do so, if they would
only loan me that amount until I could
earn enough to repay them.
My other friends--also "brought up
right"--confessed to their parents, and
by mid-afternoon, the line-up of
criminals was confirmed and action was
taken to refund the city for the cost of
We forked over money with which we
could have enjoyed buying gas and
Coca-Colas; then we washed cars on
Saturday and earned another $50; and
finally, the park fountain was spewing
.water and our parents were spewing
admfonitions about any further
inappropriate entertainment (while
secretly rejoicing that we weren't
pregnant or addicted).
We spent some quiet weekends
wedged between our parents on our
individual sofas. Then they offered
redemption, and raised their eyebrows
with silent warnings as we left our
individual red brick houses.
One friend now plays the church
organ, one is a school principal and the
other is a teacher. They've probably
never told their children, and I probably
shouldn't tell mine, but as the letter
writer on last week's editorial page
declared, those of us who have been
forgiven, should be the first to forgive.
So I suggest that the Grinch Trio of
2006 should fork over the money and
personally apologize, while considering
the error of their ways. Then I think
they should learn to play the organ and
teach children. Forgiven people can
make good citizens.
"Hairy arms reach new dreams."
Or, Merry Christmas and Happy New
B-3 Taco Times December 27, 2006
Stolen identities used in insurance scam
Continued from page B-2
requirements of state law. The
health plan was insufficiently
funded and failed to pay millions
of I..li.ii of claims, resulting in
financial devastation for the
customers who believed they had
\alid health insurance.
A Friend Indeed Charles
'Gary" Cowden, of Sanford, is
facing six to eight years in prison--
plenty of time to think about howl
he bilked a friend and several
others out of more than $1 million.
The investigation began in early
2005 when the department
received an allegation that he sold
fictitious annuities, valued at
$50.000, to a friend. Cowden was
arrested for grand theft and a
search warrant was executed at his
home office. As a result of that
search, he was charged with an
additional count of grand theft and
What do you (
uttering a forged instrument
stemming from the discovery that
Cowden had sold other fictitious
annuities in excess of $1 million.
Sing it from the Rooftop -
Todd Woods, a Louisiana roofing
contractor who came to Florida to
profit from hurricane-damaged
homes in Central Florida presented
certificates of liability insurance to
a local roofing contractor, the City
of St. Cloud, and Osceola County,
but when it was discovered the
coverage was valid only in
Louisiana, Woods leased five
through two employee leasing
companies. However, during a
local television interview Woods
said he had brought several
hundred workers to Florida. Woods
was arrested for presenting false
certificates of liability insurance
(third-degree'felony) and working
without workers' compensation
insurance (second-degree felony).
do if creditors
file a judgment against you?
By THREE RIVERS LEGAL SERVICE
At this time of the year, when the spirit of gift-giving can be a powerful
and overwhelming force, many people spend, far more money than their
budget permits and get themselves ,into debt.
At times, it can be writing a check when there is not enough money in
the bank to cover it, but most often debt arises through the use of credit
When an account becomes delinquent by more than 60 days, dunning
letters are written and if the problem is not resolved, a lawsuit can be and
usually is filed by the credit card company against the debtor.
Since there is no such thing as debtor's prison in the United States, the
object of a lawsuit on a delinquent account is obtain a judgment. A creditor
cannot obtain a judgment except by going through a court of law. A
judgment is obtained when a judge enters an order in favor of the creditor
granting the relief requested by the creditor.
After a judgment is filed, creditors have many ways to obtain the money
awarded them, such as the right to garnish a debtor's wages, seek to obtain
money from a debtor's checking or savings account, seize and sell a
debtor's personal property or place a lien on a debtor's real property.
Debtors, however, also have rights. Florida Statute 77.041 provides that
a debtor is exempt from having his or her wages garnished, having money
taken from their bank account and having their property taken away, under
the following situations:
Wages cannot be garnished if the debtor provides more than one-half
of the support for a child or other, dependent and had net earnings of $500
or less per week. Even if the debtor earns more than $500, per week, the
wages cannot be garnished as long ds the debtor has not agreed, in writing,
to allow the wages to be garnished.
The debtor's only source of income is from any of the following:
Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), public
assistance, worker's compensation, unemployment compensation,
veteran's benefits, retirement or profit-sharing benefits or pension money,c,
life'insurance benefits, disability income benefits or prepaid college trust
fund or medical savings account.
There are many other exemptions as well, but to obtain the exemption,
the debtor must complete a form entitled "Claim of Exemption and
Request for Hearing" and go before a judge and ask for an order stating he.
or she is entitled to the exemption.
The best advice is to spend wisely and stay within your budget, but if
you find yourself in a financial bind and fear losing everything because of.
lawsuits, know your rights and protect yourself.
Three Rivers 'Legal Services, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation which
receives funds from various local agencies and individuals.
Trust Fund Tackle Her boss
trusted her with his mail, phone
calls and business accounts, but
clearly shouldn't have. Louanne
Hickey used her access to steal
more than $140,000 from
accounts, and intercepted mail,
telephone calls, notices, and
information from banks intended
to notify her boss John Galletta Jr.,
an attorney in St. Johns County, of
A 'Churning' Sensation -
Tampa Insurance Agent Herman
Roger Letchworth III "churned" up
a big mess for himself. Churning is
the industry term for an agent
selling or creating a new policy
only to earn the commission.
Letchworth churned up thousands
of dollars in fraudulent
commissions for himself by
pilfering money from existing
customers' policy premiums and
falsifying life insurance
applications for nearly 60
customers in Pinellas and
A Cash Infusion DIF
Detective James Kappel received a
tip that Michael Andre Griffin, of
Tampa, was approaching patients
at St. Anthony's Out-Patient Clinic
and offering $100 a week and
grocery coupons to seek HIV-
infusion treatment at North Tampa
Medical Center. Detective Kappel
went to the clinic and was
approached by Griffin, who
offered the detective $100 a week
and a $50 Kash and Karry credit
card if he agreed to get the
treatments. Later, in a telephone
call, both Detective Kappel and
DIF Detective John Womer were
solicited to get the treatments and a
$30 massage three times a week
was added to the offer. Griffin
pleaded guilty to patient brokering
and was sentenced to 151 days in
Double Rip-Off A dozen
individuals have pleaded guilty to
purchasing the identities of
unsuspecting customers at a Miami
auto dealership and using the
information to create driver
licenses for imposters to present at
area clinics for treatment of alleged
injuries from auto crashes. The
crashes occurred on paper only and
the ringleader was paid cash by
several personal injury clinics for
"patients." Ultimately the clinics
were also being bamboozled since
they would not have paid in
advance for these imposters if they
were not going to be able to collect
from the insurance companies. As
a result of this investigation, 14
individuals have been arrested and
12 have pleaded guilty.
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B-4 The Taco Times December 27, 2006
7The Auction House will be closed Dec. 23
and Dec. 30. We will re-open Jan. 6. Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year!
Are you still looking for Christmas Gift?
How about a 6 ft. air hockey game? Used
little $125. Call 584-6627. Also looking for
2 row tractor planter.
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.
We are looking for Long Term Deer
Hunting Lease. 200-500 acres. Water,
electricity available. Call Butch Peacock
Music Lessons Producer/ Guitarist now
available for guitar, string instruments &
voice: students, Recording Studio Now
available. Beginners welcome. Call Josh
Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-584-4401.
2 bed/1 bath house, central heat and air.
$500 per month. Call 584-6113 between,
8:30 and 5:00
Southern Villas of Perry
Looking For Applicants!
HUD Vouchers accepted. 1 and 2 BR HC
and non-HC. accessible apartments. Office
hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Mon-Thurs. Call
850-584-8111. TDDITTY 711. 315 Puckett
Rd. Perry, FL 32347; Equal Housing
Commercial Building For Lease Down
town building Brand new. 10 office's
including receptionist area and waiting
area. All internet and phone equip,
handicap accessible bathroom., Must see,
Call Select Group Realty at 850-584-4401.
Rent to Own. Handyman Special.
Possible Zero Down.
3 BR/iBA Call 1-866-595-5724 or
Immediate availability on 2BR apartments
with rental assistance to qualified
applicants. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Office hours are 8:00-5 00 Mon-Thurs. Call
850-584-5668. 709 W. Church St., Perry,
=L 32348. TDD 711.
Lg Bedroom w/private entrance and bath,
conveniently located in quiet
neighborhood All utilities plus table
furnished $.450 month. First and last "
month in advance Only Mature Ladies
need apply. Call 584-2500 to see.
For Lease: 2/2 furnished MH w/washer &
dryer central H/A, private property, 1-2
*adults only $500; Private Room w/full
kitchen & bath in. nice neighborhood,
.private entrance, use of pool, 1 adult,
professionals only,: $600, includes
utilities. Non-smokers, non-drinkers, no
pets, References & rental history
verification required t:r all Securir &
damage deposits required. 584 3681
e bd/2 bih trailer. Lg. living room, 3 miles
from town Fully furnished, No pets, No
Partying. Call 371'-1366 and leave name &
Historic Lee Cypress Home. 2800 SF 4
BR/2 BA on 1.8 Ac. off Paul Poppell Rd.
w/Enclosed Patio, Beautiful large sunroom
w/fireplace, cozy living room also has
fireplace. Home has large attic storage,
fenced in back yard with inground pool.
Built in 1929, remolded in 1978.
Heating/AC 1 yr. old Kitchen redorie in
2004. Great Neighborhood! Excellent Buy!
$185,000. Call Jason Heartsfield at Nature
Coast Inc. 850-843-0503.
Land for sale, 221 North Between Shiloh
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with paved roads, Owner financing
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or
No Qualifying. Handyman Special
No Banks! Low Down 3BR/1 BA
Call 1-866-595-5724 or
Commercial Building for sale 13,500 sq.
Old Badcock Furniture Building. Call 850-
584-5891. Pete Fortner
200x300 lot and trailer and RV spots for
Sale. 165 Oakland Dr. Call 584-3274.
BOXER/AMERICAN PITT PUPPIES born
Oct.30th ready by Dec.24th,7 males & 2
females beautiful pups.$100.00 (386)776-
2956: Deposits are currently being taken.
To the person who gave me their e-mail
address and wanted 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
For Sale Chihuahua puppies 10 weeks
and 6 months old available 12/23 $300-
$350. Call 850-838-6481
Parrot, Macaw Bird, female, 2 yrs old,
talks, with cage. $1200. (850)843-0245
Shih Tizu puppies for sale. Born 10/18/06
Black/white markings male, coco mix
color male $250 each. Call 584-9455
Rescued horse for sale to good home.
Twelve year old mare. Excellent pasture
pal. $100, 850-584-9668.
Used straight load horse trailer. Good
condition. $1,495. 850-584-9668 .
Patient Care Technician.
MA, (NA or phlebotomy experience,
preferred,i., '. i ;,' to trailm.
Submit or Build Your Resume Online:
2 or 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Exceeds New Gov't. Standards
Includes AC, Heat, Skirting & Steps
No Down Payment for Landowners!
Cp0 Other Homes to Choose From!)
Eggs are Cheaper in the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
, N.. Hwy. 19, Chiefland 800-477-2492
Small ads...big deals!
E [.YJ RIrNG-]Lc
3pm-11 pm shifts, 11 pm-7 am shifts
Weekend Treatment Nurse
RN or LPN
Aides & Cooks
Sue Love, Director of Nursing
DrugFre Wokplae, qua OportuityEmpoye
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
Master's Level Therapist #2234
Requires a masters degree with a major in
Counseling, Social Work, Psychology,
Nursing, Rehabilitation, Special
Education, Health Education, or a related
human services field and two years of
professional experience in providing
services to persons with behavioral
illness. Some local travel required.
CHILDREN'S CASE MANAGER #2169
Requires a bachelor's degree with a major
in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology,
Criminal Justice, Nursing, Rehabilitation,
Special Education, Health Education or a
related human services field and one year
of full-time experience working with
children having severe emotional
disturbances; or- other bachelor's degree
with three years full-time experience as
specified above. Valid drivers license
ADULT CASE MANAGER #2156
Requires a bachelor's degree with a major
in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology,
Criminal Justice, Nursing, Rehabilitation,
Special Education, Health Education, or a
related human services field and one year
of mental health experience; or other
bachelor's degree and two years full time
or equivalent experience working with
adults experiencing serious mental
illness. Valid drivers license required.
Call, Click, or visit: (850)523-3217 or
Human Resources, 2634-J Capital Circle
NE Tallahassee, FL 32308 An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/
Driver Dedicated Regional
Home EVERY Wkend
Avg. $825- $1025/wk
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
CDL- A req'd 877-428-5627
Experienced HVAC/R service technicians
with a minimum of 5 yrs experience.
starting wages $14-16/hr. Call 850-584-
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-
1993 Ford F150 4x4, 6 cylinder, 5 speed.
Excellent condition. Call 584-5670 or 843-
1993. Ford Ranger V6, excellent condition,
manual. Call (850) 223-1192.
UWS Truckbox, single lid, black powder
coat, 7.5 cu. ft. (small truck) $125 Like
Brand New P205/75 R15 Mastercraft tire
mounted on GM rim $30. Call 843-2418.
2004 Green Chevy Silverado 1500 P.U.
w/bed liner &tool box, 6 cyl. 2.W/D, Reg.
Cab, still under warranty, 2400 miles.
Great condition. $12,500. Call 584-2704 &
GOT JUNK CARS, TRUCK?
I BUY SCRAP METALS!!
State Certified Scales
Free pick up of abandoned & unwanted
vehicles/ heavy equipment. Top cash on
all that run. Call 386-344-3930.
Discover the Power of the
Small Ads...BIG Deals!
BIG TOP MANUFACTURING NOW
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,
Bass Player needed. Call 843-3333 For
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 apart 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
Sales Person Needed. Apply in person at
1225 S.Jefferson St. Perry, FL. Badcock
Home Furniture & More.
TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
Road Mainlenance Te,:h $8.04/ hr. 4-
Heavy. Equipment Operator $9.31/hr
Planner $34,777 $39,145 + benefits
Mosauito Corntrol Tecri-$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 EOENP/Drug
Testing/ Background Check Employer.
12/13tfnBCC / '
-Home Health Agency (full-time)
Med-Surg, 7p (full-time and PRN)
Surgical Services (full-time)
Licensed Practical Nurse
Med-Surg, 7p (full-time and PRN)
Certified Nursing Assistant
Med-Surg 7 p (PRN)
at the Boys & Girls Club of
Part-time General Program Staff
Job duties to be determined on a needs basis by Unit and
Program Directors. Minimum qualifications: High school diploma
'and experience working with youth. 15-20 hours per week, more
during summer and holidays. Please contact the Unit Director
at each club for more information.
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
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,
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans Park Unit
Teresa Newman, Unit Director, 918 N. Washington St.
Natisha Basha Miller, Unit Director, 1201 Martin Luther King Ave.
RNs & LF
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Prestige Home Center"
The Only Factory Outlet on the West Coast
NO "DOUBLE TALK" WITH OUR ADVERTISING--
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S',Any New Home Purchased from Prestige Homes
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H TBig Bend.
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 med-surgery experience
Great benefit package!
Interested candidate ctmn apply'in person
or by faxing a resume to
(850) 575-6814 or apply on-line at
EOE/DFWP/ADA Smoke Free Workplace
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
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.
If you are interested in
a great opportunity...
All Shifts Available
Full-Time or Part-Time
Premium Pay up to,
or apply in person
1656 S. Jefferson St.
Monticello, FL 32344
B-5 The Taco Times December 27, 2006
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
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
TREE REMOVAL, STUMP GRINDING
Free Estimates, Bucket Truck Available,
branches trimmed. Licensed & Insured.
Call John (Sesock), (850) 584-2027 or
CARPET & VINYL
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050.
Please leave message.
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.
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.
MOM & POP
Bush Hog Mowing, Dozer Work, Rake
Work, Land Clearing,.Free Estimates. Call
WANT TO BUY
Old Sports Trophies (before 1975)
Comic Books (collectibles-any year)
Scrap Gold & Gold Silver Dollars
Pocket Watches Diamonds
S Postcards Sports Memorabilia
Taylor County Historical Items
Vintage metal toys/wind-up toys
GULF COAST g.
METAL 3' Wide
Full line of 3' Wide
accessories in stock Painted
Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cut to your desired lengths Delivery Service Available
Call Toll-Free 888-393-0335 352-498-0778 Horseshoe Beach, Fl.
TIMBER WoLF TREE SERVICE, LLC
Tree trimming & Tree Removal
James Harrell & Wayne Morgan
26 years combined experience.
Licensed & Insured,
Line Clearance Certified.
Phone: (850)962-9069 Cell: (850)210-4761
Looking for home daycare? accepting
infants. Call 584-5928.
Dries in 3-4 hours
Call Billy Blue at
838-1307 or 672-0955
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MARION
Case No.: 06-5949 DR FJ
Automotive Internet Sales Consultant
Timberland Ford in Perry, FL is looking for a long-term individual with
previous internet sales history and great computer and phone skills. A
sparkling personality is required. We are willing to offer additional
training for position. This position is Monday thru Saturday. Great pay
and excellent benefits offered.
At Timberland Ford, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer
and a Drug Free Workplace. Call 850-584-6178, ext. 102 for an appointment
or email your resume to email@example.com
NEW CUSTOMERS RECEIVE
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AND NME I WORKING, LLC
We Offer A Full Line Of Computer Services Including
New Systems, System Repairs, And Networking"
1708 S. Byron Butler Pkwy, Suite I Perry
Hours: Mon Fri. 8:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
entrance on Baker Street adjacent to The Book Mart
P.O. Box 1564
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Call for an appointment
Nov.r Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am 5:30 pm
Auto Repair & Air
(located at the corner of Puckett and Golf Course Roads
Check us out w/Better Business Bureau & Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerc
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2" Wood Blinds
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1" Flex-Aluminum Blinds
Hundreds of Fabrics to Choose From
Perry Drapery & Gift Shop
Downtown 103 N. Jefferson St.
Gus and Manuel Smyrnios
Handyman work call David Mosley at 223-
3425 or 672-0557.
FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER located at
Crosspoint Baptist Fellowship, 920
Courtney Rd on Tuesdays with Dr. Sylvia
Tomberlin. Call today for an appointment.
(850) 508-6877 or (850) 584-5441
Counseling Cell Church
(anytime) (Mon., Tues., Thurs.)
In RE: The Marriage of Jomes R -
Voldo L. Weamer, Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF
TO: volda 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
may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of 3l 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 notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will
be mailed to the address on record at
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the clerks office.
WARNING: Rule 12 285. Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedures, requires
certain automatic disclosure of
documents and information Failure *o
comply can result in sanctions, including
dismissal or striking of pleadings.
Dated December 8, 2006
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: B. Fugate
I, Catherine C. Saunders, a non-lawyer,
located at 10117 Hwy 441 Belieview, FL
34420 (352)245-8100, helped James R
Weamer, who is the Petitioner, fill out this
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.: Taco Times December 27, 2006
Personal Injury *Insuriance Settlement;
Wrongful Death *Defective Products
Auto Accidents *Truck Accidents
Slip & Fall Accidents -Motorcycle Accidents
Home or HO&pIlal A _It~s ltpeC i rque.
Management and employees of the recently opened Dollar Tree joined members of the
community and Perry/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce staff to celebrate the store's
. grand opening and ribbon cutting. The store is located in front of Wal-Mart.
At the Booking Desk
Editor's note: it s *: policy of this
newspaper to run the names of all
S' arrested and booked at the
County j- All those ii:i,;.-,
be een chave :er r with a crime,
but are considered innocent until
Tiffany Aim Morrt,, 19, 15625
Boniua Bflvd., I for improper
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Street, Livingston, La., VOP for
grand lheft and passing worthless
checks, Dep. Hawkins, TCSO.
Benjamin Lee Massey, 36, P. 0.
I-..' 3, Mayo, DUI, Trp.
1I i M. Smith,. 38, 1301 Soulh
Parker Street, VOCC of release,
Off, 11 ..h ,. DOC.
Jessie R, Mathis, 37, 807 Quail
:,j,-. i VOP for DUI, SgLt. Murphy,
Crysi;l ,, P.. iin 22, Hwy. 98,
Lot 'I .*. DUI. Ti'p. Srmyrnios,
Co'.cquina Michelle Braddock,
32. I Lewis Road, VOP
DW I .I), J li:.. ICruse,
Laray Aen N uer, il East
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Larry ,-I Nuner, I.,. :, I .- t
Cherry Street, domestic battery,
Sgt. Murphy, TCSO.
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of less than 20 grams cannabis,
resisting arrest without violence),
Off. Hendry, DOC.
Charles Edward Hail, 18, 2993
Morgan Whiddon Road, retail
theft, Ptl. Sunderland, PPD.
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