Title: Taco times
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Title: Taco times
Alternate Title: Taylor County times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Taco times
Publisher: Perry Newspapers, Inc.
Perry Newspapers
Place of Publication: Perry, Fla
Publication Date: February 20, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Taylor County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Taylor -- Perry
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1961.
General Note: Published on Wednesday.
General Note: Description based on: 22nd year, no. 27 (Apr. 11, 1984).
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Susan H. Lincoln will speak to the
Friends of the Library on Monday, Feb.
25, at 5:30 p.m. in the Taylor County
Public Library. Lincoln recently
published her first book, "When
Mimosas Bloom," a collection of her
favorite newspaper columns. She
serves as managing editor for the
Taco Times and the Perry News-

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the community to attend.

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"Live the Life," in conjunction with
Taylor County public schools and
the Department of Health, invites
residents to a workshop for parents
Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m., at
the high school gymnatorium.
The workshop's topic will be "What
Road is Your Teen On?" and will
introduce the WAIT Program, which is
an activities-based curriculum "to help
the difficult teen years."
AdditionaLtopics will include refusal
skills, boundaries, assegeness and
conflict resolution.

MOVIC II'dNilitl! Shied

The Perry Rotary Club will host a
movie marathon featuring the trio of
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" series
Saturday, March 8, at the Perry
The movies will be shown in the
theater's Sports and Cinema Cafe-
The team is requesting a $10 donation
from those who attend; seating Is
For more information, please call
the chamber of at 584-5366.
Proceeds from the event benefit the
2008 Taylor County Relay for Life-

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The kick-off party for the hewly-
formed Better Breathers Club will be
held Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Taylor
County Health Department, starting at
2 p.in. .
Gtiest speaker will be Amy Driskell
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Be a Better Breather? Living Well with
Chronic Lung Disease."
This program is presented by the
American Lung Association of Florida
in partnership with the Florida
Department of Health.



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Both lanes of Highway 98 West were blocked for nearly two hours
Monday morning following a two-vehicle crash that left one man in
serious condition.
Matthew L. Stride, 23, of Lake City was traveling west on U.S. 98
when a semi-truck and trailer loaded with rock driven by Chancie L.
Teeples, 48, of McAlpin pulled into his path from C.R. 14-A.
Soride's 1987 Chevrolet truck, which was pulling a boat and trailer, hit
the left side of the semi-trailer at the rear axle, Florida Highway Patrol
Trooper Manuel Smyrnios said.
The pick-truck became wedged in the undercarriage of the trailer and
Taylor County Fire-Rescue had to use the "Jaws of Life" to extricate the
"It was a mangled mess. The pick-up truck was crammed underneath
the trailer all the way up to its windshield. Once the driver was
removed, we were unable to separate the vehicles and had to wait until a
Please see page 3

mend but 'not

Out of the woods'

Monday's workshop between the Doctors' Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and Taylor
County Commission drew several dozen people to the hospital's Windows Cafe. Among those
shown above are Perry City Councilman Alphonso Dowdell, Jerry Smithwick with
Congressman Allen Boyd's office and Bill Williams, Gulf County Commissioner and chairman
of Boyd's regional health council.

While the most recent update
from Doctors' Memorial Hospital
(DMH) Monday night was
decidedly more positive than in
recent months, officials were quick
to warn that the facility is "not out
of the woods yet."
The news came during a two-
hour workshop between the DMH
board of directors and the Taylor
County Commission.
According tq CEO Charles
Darcushe finalicials improved in
December with the hospital
breaking even for the month. In
January, the news was even better,
with a $118,000 net profit.
This is markedly better than the
news from October and November,
, with both months reporting a mdre
than $400,000 net loss.
Those losses prompted hospital
officials to ask the county for a
$500,000 bail-out, a request the
county denied last month citing its
own financial concerns.
Darcy credited the improved
numbers to an increase in
admissions (as the hospital enters
its traditionally busy season) as
well as a number of cost-saving
initiatives taken in recent months.
While census levels of
admissions in October and
November were just about 10 per
day, that number has risen in the
last several weeks to the point it
has surpassed 30 on a number of
He also outlined the hospital's
ongoing re-organizational efforts,
including recent staff reductions of
28 employees between layoffs and
"voluntary resignations."
Many of the efforts were issues
Darcy had already addressed at
previous meetings between the
boards, including an across-the-
board 10 percent cut in hours, the

elimination of overtime,
outsourcing staff including
AirMedic One personnel and re-
negotiating contracts.
Additionally, he said for the
hospital to turn around its
situation, the facility needs to
continue physician recruitment,
especially for a second surgeon,
promote the DMH Foundation for
personal and corporate donations,
move toward achieving a critical
access hospital degignation' and
establish a sustainable revenue
If DMH was designated a
critical access hospital, it
would change how certain
reimbursements would be handled,
to the betterment of the hospital,
Darcy said. The hospital will soon
begin a feasibility study to see if
such a designation would in fact
benefit the hospital.
Commissioners had several
questions and comments
following his presentation, but
Commissioner Malcolm Page
steered much of the discussion
with a number of proposals he felt
the county could consider to help
the hospital.
First, he suggested that he
"would not be opposed" to the
county paying the hospital's
electric bill, on which the county is
listed along with the hospital. The
bill currently totals approximately
$120,000. He added that once the
bill was paid in full, he wanted to
see the county taken off the
Second, he suggested using
excess sales tax money (collected
from the one-cent tax currently
levied to cover the cost of the
hospital building) to pay off the
"* PleaSe see page 5

DMH Board Chairman Scott Mixon, center, addressed the county commission and answered

A Taylor Correctional Institute
officer was arrested Friday for
soliciting a 15-jeear-old girl for
Robert William McGuire, 24, of
Tallahassee, surrendered himself at
.the Leon County Jail and was
charged with a single count of
computer soliciting enticement of
a child, a third-degree felony. His
bonA was set at $2,500.
The arrest stemmed from an on-
line chat between McGuire (who is
formerly of Perry) and someone he
believed to be a 15-year-old girl.
During their on-line exchanges,
McGuire allegedly used sexually
explicit language and suggested
that the two meet for sex. The
person he was chatting with was
actually an undercover FDLE
The on-line contact began in
October 2007 during "Operation
Traveling' Man," a multi-agency
Imtlative created to target Internet
sexual predators who infiltrate chat

rooms for the .purpose of meeting

with their underage children.

evolution is presented as one of
several theories as to how the
universe was formed.
Tuesday's decision by the state
board, did not go that far, although
that was one of the options.
Instead, the board chose in a 4-3
vote to adopt an option that adds
the phrase "scientific theory of" in
numerous places throughout the
new curriculum, including the
.sections on evolution.
Taylor County Superintendent
Oscar M. Howard Jr. and School
Board Member Danny Lundy were
both present in Tallahassee for the
hearing and both praised the
decision to add the phrase.
"I think it is a real victory for
education in the state of Florida,"
Howard said. "I want to publicly
thank those that stood up and
spoke out."
** Please see page 5

In a split decision, the State
Board of Education on Tuesday
voted to adopt a new set of science
standards for Florida's schools, but
included a last minute revision that
adds the phrase "the scientific
theory" in front of the word
The new science standards,
which haven't been updated since
1996, sparked controversy around
the state by calling evolution "the
fundamental concept underlying
all of biology...supported by
multiple forms of scientific
evidence." '
The Taylor County District
School Board in November
unanimously passed a resolution
opposing the new language. The
board urged the State Board of
Education to direct the Florida
Department of Education to
"reviseledit the new Sunshine
State Standards for Science so that

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Head-on crash
This head-on collision at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 19 and Jefferson Street snarled
afternoon traffic Thursday. Personnel from the Perry Police Department and City Fire
Department, as well as Doctors' Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services, responded to
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Member of the Year ?

"Member of the Year" Mike Smith will pass the title to a new
honoree during the annual Perry/Taylor ,County Chamber of
Commerce Banquet Friday, Feb. 22.
A limited number of tickets are still available for the event, which
will celebrate the theme, "Achieving Excellence."
"Smith was awarded the 'Chamber Member of the Year' honor for
2007 because of his generosity and unselfish contributions to the
welfare of our community. H6 has been a chamber supporter, chamber
friend and community advocate for many years. He has also served
as the chamber national counselor for more than 25 years," Director
Dawn Taylor said.
"Mike has always been an unsung hero, giving quietly throughout
,,* PleaSO See page 3

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Florida\ chief stakeholders along :
the Apalachicola.River.
The coalition meets reguhErly
and hopes to gam recognition from
the state of Florida so that: its
members-as Florida's
stakeholders-can offer their input
in the state's negotiations with
Georgia and Alabama.
"There is no one better, to:
describe the plight of th6
communities that depend on -the
Apalachicola River and Bay thair
one of our leading stakeholdersion
the Riparian Coalition," Boyd'
stated. "Those of us in North
Florida are committed to makifig
sure that Florida's resources'ary
protected. After years of disputes;
I am eager to come together with
our neighbors to develop
aam r nta lu st tWe
not find ourselves in this difflcu
and damaging situation year after

Congressman Allen Boyd has
succeeded in his efforts to push for
Congress to examine the
(ACF) water sharing issue.
After many conversations with
his colleagues in the House of
Representatives and persistent
calls for a congressional hearing,
Congressman Boyd announced
that the Subcommittee on Water
Resources and Environment of the
House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee will hold
a hearing on March 11 to discuss
the drought in the southeast and its
effects on the ACF system.
"I am hopeful that a
congressional hearing will allow
us to thoroughly examine this
complex issue, so that our findings
:so it"it':s""" """nadvancel the
states," said Boyd.
"For almost 20 years, the ACF
water sharing disagreements have

presented numerous challenges on
the local, state and federal levels.
In order for us to successfully and
responsibly address this issue, we
must look at the big picture and
tackle both our short term and long
term problems.'
Boyd has been asked to select an
ACF expert to testify at the
congressional hearing. To make
sure that the concerns of Florida's
stakeholders are considered,
Congressman Boyd will reach out
to the Riparian County
Stakeholder Coalition to designate
a representative to testify before
The Riparian County
Stakeholder Coalition was formed
late last year so that Florida's
stakeholders could be a strong and
unifiedoal no sthe ApCF issu

representatives from Franklin,
Gulf, Jackson, Gadsden, Liberty
and Calhoun counties and includes

workmanship would be superior.
I now wonder if that globe wash
manufactured in one of the smeared
countries--somewhere between Europg
and Australia--and what does that sa
about national pride?
I didn't want to be completely
disrespectful, but I was waiting
resolutely to hear Mother's solution tg
this international problem. -1
And I learned something verg
important about her that day.' issi
"Just turn it around to the side thai
looks the .best, and learn all thosE
countries. When you know their rJan
I'll buy you another globe that goes
I remember being speechless, but do
too impressed at age 9 or 10. This wa
a gift, and therefore should be perfect
and how could she just leave me wit
my world in shambles? Now, as th
world turns, I'm remarkably impressed
with her solution, because she probab1
al which
got that globe at a half-price s e,
truly underscores the long-held beli
that you get what you pay for: in thi$
case, only half the world.
At my young age, I still had to wonder
what good is a globe if you can't adraid
the roundness of it? Shouldn't I jus'
have a flat map or somet g.
I didn't feel like learning the names c
the countries that day, or the next. 1
often.wondered, however, about thtTsq
smeared countries, and I think I had 4
deeper desire to clear .up my blurred
impression of this part of the world. 5
Even now when I see a globe, I take E
hard right at the continent of Africa and
try to find out, Columbus, what's on the
Other side. Yes, while the rest of :thii
world's geologists worry about shifting
tectonic plates, I look for delineations
between the continents of Asia ang
I want to know if the globe factories a
today are focused on quality control sli
there's not a widespread problerti
smearing the young minds of today. El
For that would be a widespread
problem of global proportions, and 8
can't have it.
Not on my watch, Carmen Sandiego.

As I stared intently at the globe in the
corner of the room, I disappeared
through the Bermuda Triangle into a
place--some 40 years removed--where
my whole orbit was contained in a small
Alabama town. '.
There, I remembered well the.
Christmas that my mother presented
me with my own world globe--an
educational gift amongst a inyriad jof
dolls and board games, markers and
candy canes.
The globe came securely nestled in a
cardboard box with the most important
continent--that being North America--
positioned front and center, probably as
a marketing ploy. Little plastic tethers
prevented continental drift while the
packaging told of the globe's value in
school and at home. F even remember
that the cardboard box was blue and
white; some things are still as clear as
the Aegean Sea.
7 mother had been an elementary
school teacher and often confessed that
social studies was her favorite topic.
She traveled a bit before she met and
married my father who thought home
was the finest place on earth. I
wondered if the globe didn't remind her
of the world she knew, before she
settled down.
With scissors and enthusiasm, we cut
the ties which bound the globe and
released it for our enjoyment.
Yes, there's North America, South
America, and there's Europe and Africa,
and there's a bit of Asia, sort of, but
what in the world happened to most of
it and Australia, too?
Those countries, it seems, fell prey to
a printing problem at the globe factory.
The ink and lettering w7ere smeared so
that the continental lines, along with
lon itude and latitude looked like a
spiked display monitor in a critically ill
patient's room.
"Ohmigosh," I said, having never seen
the world in such disarray.
"Well, have you ever?" said my mother,
who had proudly made the purchase
long before Christmas and carelessly
threw the rece t awa assuming--as
everyone did in the 1950s--that the

Madison at night and then dr-ive

SJefferson Street for a runway. I bet

William P. Palmer

make the run despite the weather.
Randy Marshall, winner of the
poker run, donated the $50
winnings back to the fund-raiser.
Our community really came
through for this event. There were
some great raffle prizes given way
and a wonderful smoked chicken
dinner was served.
Through the participation of our
friends and neighbors, this event
raised $2,230 for Donnie and his
family. we are so grateful for the
wonderful people of our
Thank you to our sponsors,
Barnett Realty, for the cookout and
Southern Cruisers Riding club of
Stei und ce to ttheApc I u alA
for its generous donation. Also
many thanks to Pepperfish
Furniture & interiors, Mason's
Market, Foodland, River Haven
Marina, Riverside Wine & Spirits,
sea 1-lag Marina, cluco's Leather,
Pepsi, hatchcornerstore.com,
Sherry's Stained Glass Art,
Cracker Boys Guide Service and
B&B Sanitation, as well as
Gulfstream Marina for use of the
cooker and Too Much Fun for the
great music. .
Friends & family of Donnie

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Dear Editor:
We would like to give a special
thanks to all who participated m
the fund-raiser for Donnie Morrow
in Steinhatchee on Saturday,

Jan. 26.
It looked like the rain would
cancel the Motorcycle Poker run,
but not so for the die-hard bikers.
Twelve motorcycles decided to

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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have Mike Smith as our 2007
Chamber Member of the Year and
look forward to honoring another
worthy recipient during Friday's
The evening will include
dinner, entertainment by
comedian/magician Dick Stoner,
live music and a silent auction.
To reserve a ticket. contact the
chamber at 584-5366.

o el ation are anticipated. officials
Agencies involved in the
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Tallahassce Regional Operations
Center and FDLE's Florida
Computer Crimes Center (FC3),
the Florida Attorney General's
CyberCrime Unit. Leon County
Sheriffs Office, Tallahassee Police
Department, U.S. Attorney's
Office, U.S. Marshal's Service,
State Attorney's Office (2nd
Judicial Circuit) and the Florida
Highway Patrol.

AirMedic One landed near the area
to transport Soride to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital.
Stride's condition had been
upgraded to "fair" as of presstime
Teeples was cited for a stop sign
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Mike Smith will pass on the honor of "Chamber Member of
the Year" to a new recipient during the chamber banquet
Friday night at the Perry Elks Lodge. Congressman Allen
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8 felit the top two teams in the region during the Panhandle Regional
Brain Bowl Tournament at Okaloosa-Walton Community College in
Niceville on Feb. 2-
NECC's Team A--comprised of Jessica Collins, Nufees Khan and Chris
Nelsen, all of Perry, along with Tony Fluriach of Mayo--defeated
Pensacola Junior College by more than 100 points.
- in the next round, Okaloosa-Walton CC, the top team in the state and
region, fell to NFCC by 85 points.
- Losses to Chipola (formerly #1 in the state) by 15 points and Gulf Coast
(formerly #4 in the state) by 100 points prevented NFCC from receiving a
place at the championship tournament. which will be held in March at
Dr. Anthony DeLia. sponsor of the academic team. said, "NFCC's team
played really well. We just happen to be in a very competitive region."
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foundation@nfec.edu or telephone
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generosity of this scholarship,"
said Watson, 25, from Taylor
County. Married and the mother of
three boys, Watson's goal is to earn
an associate degree in nursing. She
has Certified Nursing Assistant
training from NFCC and works
part-time at Advent Christian
Village in Dowling Park, Fla.
Watson is completing prerequisites
to begin the two-year registered

nursing program.
First-time student Oquindo is a
Philippino native making Madison
County her home. She is working
toward an A.S. degree in nursing.
Oquindo said she especially likes
the convenience of the NFCC
campus and appreciates NFCC's
good reputation in the area.
Hunt, another first time student
and scholarship winner, is from

Ryan M. Crosby, Jill Hunt,
Sandra Oquindo, Casey Strevel,
and Rachel L. Watson are the lucky
recipients of $500 scholarships
offered by the North Florida
Community College Foundation,
Inc. to help boost spring
enrollment at NFCC. All five
winners are either first time or
readmitted students and began
classes Jan. 7.

While it .is early to tell the
overall effect of the campaign, as
of this date, the number of students
enrolled in the 2008 spring term
slightly exceeds those enrolled at
the same date last year.
According to scholarship
winners, the additional $500 has
come in handy in covering the cost
of tuition, books and college fees.
"I really appreciate the

Jeanne Raulerson, Volu'nteer of the Year for p~isfni T).If ;~

and a few pieces of furniture will
be among the items available for
All proceeds from the Red Hats
will go to the American Cancer
be serving breakfast coffeee and
various breads/muffms), as well as
some additional items.
The 2nd Annual Saltwater

Fishing Tournament will be held
on Saturday, March 29, from 7
a.m. until 5 p.m. Local businesses
have generously provided a total
cash payout of $5.000.
Tickets and more information
are available from John Curry
(584-4610), Jeff Myers (843-
1939), and J. D. High (371-1560),
among others.

Pizza Hut will be the location of
a Relay fund-raiser for four more
Thursday evenings from 6 p.m.
until 8 p.m.
During these fund-raisers, 20
percent of sales will benefit the
ACS. "All customers must do is
present a coupon when paying for
their order," said Cheryl Gregory,
publicity chair for Relay.
"Members of the Relay teams will
be on site to give customers these
coupons. This includes both dine-
in and take-out."
Team members from 4H
Believers will be on hand on Feb.
21, followed by team members
from St. James Episcopal Church
on Feb. 28. Then members of the
Red Hat Society's team will be on
site for the following Thursday,
March 6. Returning on March I 3
will be members from the St.
James Episcopal Church team.
"The American Cancer Society
ap e)chttessaRizza Hut's continued
Orders for Rada Cutlery are still
being taken by members of the 4H

Believers team. Rada has pledged.
40 percent of the team's sales to the
American Cancer Society. Please
call team captain Angela Himmel
(584-9821) or co-captain Ashlie
Smith (584-6866) if you wish to
place an order. Orders can be
submitted through Feb. 29.
"Everyone is encouraged to
support this hard-working first-

year team reach their goal of
$1.500," Gregory added.
An indoor Yard Sale by the Red
Hat Society's team will be held
Saturday, March 1, from 8 a.01.
until 2 p.m. at the AmVets
Building, located at 2499 Woods
Creek Road.
Gently used household items,
some clothing (mostly adult sizes).

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The Florida Jr. Miss scholarship
program will be held in Perry oit
Saturday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in th6
Taylor County High School

if." ko
"On Saturday, drop-off 1
planned at Rosehead Junction and
then the girls jump right Ints
practice at the high school gym
said Dana Schwab, coordinating-
publicity for this event.
'Lunch that day is compliment
of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and,
dinner will be provided by
Goodman's BBQ," she added.
On Sunday, the girls will
accompany their host families .10
churches in the community w
practice following in t
afternoon. "Rosehead is provide
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Tallahassee to toilr the stai$
capitol, returning for a "Getting to
Know You" social at the M.A.
Rigoni Cookhouse, sponsored by
M.A. Rigoni.
Tuesday takes the candidates to
Buckeye for an official tour of the
community's largest industry,
followed by lunch with the Rotary
That night a V.I.P. Dinner will
be hosted by Mama's Italip

Five awarded scholarships to NFCC

For District III

Raulerson named
?0800 f90 DU

For service above and beyond the call of duty, Jeanne Raulerson was
recently selected as the Perry Woman's Club's Volunteer of the Year 2007.
But Raulerson didn't stop there.
On Saturday. Feb. 16. during the District 3 Arts and Crafts Show in
Madison, she was named Volunteer of the Year for the district--"a
prestigious award." said local president, Doris Galinda Lepoma.
"Membership Chairman Rebecca Shane says it was a very difficult
decision, because of all the nominees' many accomplishments," Lepoma
But I am so proud that she was selected as the District 3 Volunteer of
the Year, and she will represent our district at the GFWC-Florida
Federation of Women's Club (FFWC) Convention in Orlando cm M.,;, 16.
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FOrms are available at the

Eat Izza, support
Relay for Life
Members of the 4-H Believers
Relay for Life team will be at Pizza
Hut Thursday, Feb.21, from 6-8 p.m.,
with coupons that designate 20
percent of sales to the American
Can r Society
Thh community is encouraged to
port the team and ACS by "eating
vorites from Pizza Hut--dine in
tilke out."
This is the second of five

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SAC meeting canceled
rry Primary has canceled its
Sch ol Advisory Council meeting
sc duled for Thursday, Feb. 21. A
new meeting date will be announced
at a Jater time.
Captains meet MondaY
Relay For Life Team Captains will
mebt Monday, Feb. 25, at First
Presbytenan Church, starting at 6:30
tains are reminded to bring
theiftpirk Points documentation,

Continued from e 1
Lundy pointed out that 78
percent of the responses the state
had received via public comments,
telephone calls, letters and e-mail
were opposed to the new
nMany people feel--myself
included--that to base everything
on the idea that evolution is fact is
jus whrongh" Ltwid er ot among
those who spoke Tuesday--the
nod du lyromh td si cosmoft
debate--the pair did travel more
than 400 miles to speak at a public
hearing in South Florida last
Their comments, as well as the
long distance they traveled,
garnered attention from local and
state press agencies.
"I think they could be teaching a
lie," Howard said at that meeting,
as quoted in the South Florida
Sun-Sentinel. "There's not a place
on me where they took the
tall off.
Tuesday's decision will not
likely end the debate, however, as
was evidenced by those board
members who voted against it-

Public hearings on measures to be announced

Continued from ei
hospital's credit line with Citizens
State Bank, which totals some
$600,000. That debt dates back to
equipment purchases made when
the new hospital was first built.
Finally, he proposed using any
remaining excesssales tax funds to
purchase new CT and MRI
equipment. The hospital's current
equipment is outdated and
reaching the end of its functional
lifeline, according to Darcy.
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Roberto Martinez of Coral Gables
and Akshay Desai of Tampa Bay
both opposed the revision, calling
for the standards to be approved as
they had been originally
proposed. Donna Callaway of
Tallahassee joined them in dissent,
but for the opposite reason,
wanting the standards to allow for
other options in addition to

When the possibility of the ofcassaig Id o iete

illness, and so on. All that is based
on scientific facts," he continued.
"Should we allow facts to be
beaten down by uninformed
people just because they are in a
majority? Questions of fact, nature
and science cannot be answered by
majority vote."
The new standards will be
enforced beginning with the 2008-
09 school year.

compromise was announced last'
week, it sparked a response from a
number of the scientists on the
committee that developed the new
standards last year.
According to the Orlando
Sentinel, Gerry Meipels, a
professor of chemistry at the
University of South Florida, sent
an e-mail to state education

compromise document because it
is clumsy, makes too much of
science questionable (given public
understanding of theory) and
fails to clearly distinguish
between scientific fact and
scientific theory.
"We can send men to the moon,
probes to Mars, design drugs that
relieve suffering and pain, and cure

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for consideration. All three
proposals will require public
hearings at a future meeting.
(Please see Friday's Perry News-
Herald for the commission's
actions concerning the
One of the last people to speak at
the workshop was DMH Board
Member Wayne Jones.
He stated that he wanted to allay
concerns that DMH has been

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Date Oonent Place Timne
Feb. 5 Mornticello (V-only) Away 4:00
Feb. 8 Aucilla (V-only Away 4:00
Feb. 11 Hamilton Awa 6-7:30
Feb. 12 Suwannee Home 5-7:00
Feb. 15 Florida High Home 5:30-7:30
Feb. 19 Madison Home 5:30-7:30
Feb. 22 Rickards (V-only) Awajy 5:30
Feb. 28 Suwanlnee Aw;-y 5-7:00
Feb. 29 Tournament @ Godby T-BA
March 1 Tournament @ Godby TBA
March 4 Hamilton Home 5:30-7:30~~
March 6 Monticello (V-only) Home 6:00
March 11 Florida H-igh Away 5:30-7:301-
March 13 Carrabelle Home 5-7:00
March 15 Aucilla Home 10-12:00 .C
March 20 Madison Away 5:30-7:30'
March 21 Suwannee (V-only) Home 4:00
April 3 Carrabelle Away 5-7:00
**District Tournament April 15 & April 17 Madison.

Date Opponent Site Time
Feb. 14 Altha Home 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 15 Wak~ulla Away 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 18 Chief land Home 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 21 Franklin Away 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 22 Lafayette Home 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 25 Maclay Home 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 26 Hamilton* Away 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 28 Union Away 7:00 p.m.
March 4 Valdosta Away 7:00 p.m.
March 8 Cairo Away 5:00 p.m.
March 10 Lafayette Away 7:00 p.m.
March 14 Madison* Home 7:00 p.m.
March 17 Union Home 7:00 p.m.
March 18 Trenton Away 7:00 p.m.
March 20 FL High* Home 7:00 p.m.

MMar2 Ha lon* AH e 4:::: pm
March 29 Davies High Home 11:15 p.m.
March 31 Thomasville Home 6:00 p.m.
April 8 Madisor* Away 4:30 p..m.
April 11 Trenton Home 7:00 p~m.
April 12 NFC Away 1:00 p.m?.
April 14 Chief land Away 7:00 p.m.

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T~he alr C ut ih

victory over a visiting Chiefland
The Bulldogs (1-2) pounded out

13 hits while starting pitcher Nick
Allbritton held the Indians to just
three hits while striking out
The 'Dogs went up 4-0 in the
second inning and made it 10-0
after three before Chiefland (2-1)
scored 2 in the top of the fourth.
TCHS came right back in the
bottom of the fourth with 4 more
runs to make the final 14-2.
Ethan Young drove in four runs
on two hits, including a double, to
lead the .BulIdogs on offense.
Charlie Johnson went 3-4 with 3
RBIs, Dereke MilIcr drove in two
runs on two hits, Allbritton had 1
RBI on a 2-4 effort and Wil Joiner
and Taylor Ratliff each had two
hits and 2 RBis.
Taylor County opened .its
season last Thursday with a 2-1
loss to Altha.
Allbritton took the loss, giving
up only one earned run on one bit
while striking out 7. Ratliff came
on in the fifth, also giving up just
one hit while striking out 4.
The Bulldogs managed only four

hits in the contest -- two by
Allbritton and two by Hall.
On Friday, Taylor County
traveled to Wakulla and were
drummed 17-7. The Bulldogs gave
up 10 runs in the bottom of the
third but narrowed the score to 10-
7 after the top of the fifth before
eventually falling to the war
Taylor County went with four
pitchers in the game but none
were abic to silence the Wakulla
bats as they pounded out 13 bits.
Miller and Hall (homerun) led
the 'Dogs on offense with two hits
each. Joiner, Johnson and Caleb
Murphy had one bit apiece.
Taylor County will travel to
Carrabelle on Thursday to take on
Frankhn County before hosting
Lafayette County Friday night at 7
p.m. M

Ragans went the distance on the
mound pitching 6 innings, facing
32 batters, strikilig out 7 and
walking only 1 but gave up 10
hits including one homerun.
Leading hitters were Hunter 2-4,.
Mock 3-4 and Wilson and Eakins.
with I hit each.

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Taylor County led 1-0 through
5 innings btit galle up 5 rulfiri
the top of the 6th losing a
Once again Ragans went the
distance on the mound for Taylor
pitching 7 innings, facing 95
batters striking out 8, walking
only 2 and giving up 8 hais;
t)lnel littRh phit g g 2-2
This year's varsity squad
includes three seniors, Tiffan
Ragar\s, Jennifer Hunter and
Cameron Myers. Also starting for
varsity are 2 freshmen, Rebeka
Bratcher and Holly Eakins and '
returning juniors Koric Wilson?
Jordan Wiggins, Courtne
Valentine, Tiffany Mock an
Sandy Weekley.
The Lady Bulldogs were :
scheduled to host Madison on
Tuesday before traveling to I
Rickhards this Friday.

The Taylor County High
softball team opened its season
with a 23-0 win against
Monticello on Feb. 5.
Tiffany Ragans pitched a
complete game one-hitter going 5
innings and striking out 12 of the

17 batters she faced while giving
up only one walk.
Leading hitters were Koric
Wilson going 5-5, Jennifer Hunter
1-2, Sandy Weckley 1-2, Tiffany
Mock 1-1 and Tiffany Ragans,
Holly Eakins and Courtney

Valentine all going 1-3. Jordan
Wiggins and Rebekah Bratcher
also had I hit each.
The Lady Bulldogs traveled to
Hamilton County on Feb. 11 and
after being down 10-4 the girls
battled back but fell short 11-9.

Meacham 1-1, Elisa Webb 2-3.
Ashley Catalano 2-3, Cassidy
Stephens 1-1 Ragan Slaughter 2-
3 and Vesharyn Brown 1-2.
Last Monday TCHS stopped
Hamilton County 11-2. Webb
facing 0 vitters. Sheijstruck out 6

Meacham went 2-3 with 2 RBIs
to lead the Taylor County offense.
Others chipping in included
Hermeisha Waddell 1-2, Brown 1-
2 and Slaughter 1-3 (1 RBl).
Members of this year's squad
include Sarah Meacham. Elisa
Webb, Ashley Catalano, Shana
Valentine, Hermeisha Waddell,
Cassidy Stephens, Ragan
Slaughter, Vesharyn Brown,
Chrissy Ward and Alexus Dixon.
The Bulldog jayvee was slated
to host Madison on Tuesday-

The Taylor County High jayvee

Hamilton County.

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Camping allowed; ,
*Hickory Mound Unit 14,427
acres in Taylor County. A no-
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and available at the check station;
*Spring Creek Unit 14,600
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-*Tide Swamp Unit 19,538
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and available at the check station,

statewide where hunters need only
to "walk on" to hunt spring
These hunts are made possible
through the FWC's partnerships
with the state's Division of
Forestry, Florida's water
management districts, the U.S.
Forest Service, Florida

Department of Environmental
Protection, the National Park
Service and Department of
Defense, who participate in the
states public-hunting system.
Hunters need only a hunting
license ($17 for residents, $46.50
for nonresident 10-day license),
management area permit ($26.50)
and turkey permit ($5 for
residents, $100 for nonresident)
to spring turkey hunt on the
following areas. .
These licenses and permits can
be purchased in Florida at county
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retail outlets that sell hunting and
fishing supplies. They also can
bc bought with a credit card by
calling 1-888-486-8356 or going
online at
The spring turkey season runs
March I to April 6 in the South

i'in"oin, and ce,;q.
Northwest zones, unless otherwise
noted below Shooting hours
during spring turkey season on
WMAs are one-half hour before
sunrise to 1 p.m.
Nearby turkey hunting woods

If you weren't lucky enough to
or spring turkey quota permit,
don't fret; there are numerous
wildlife management areas
(WMAs) that don't require them.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
offers 35 public hunting areas

The Taylor County Middic
School softball team raised its
-record to 2-1 Thursday with a 26-
13 win over Jefferson County. .

Knstin Blue got the win on the
mound giving up 9 bits, while
walking 3 and striking out 6. -
Macy Gregory led the team with

a home run and 4 RBI's. Kristin
Blue had 3 hits and 4 RBIs,
Emalec Shaw had 2 bits and I
RBI, Caitlin Carter and Paige
Jacobs each had 1 hit and I RBI
Sarah Durden had 3 RBIs and
Melanic McAfee had 1 RBI.
The girls were scheduled to play
Suwannce at home on Tuesday..


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Little Bethel A.M.E. Church will have its Annual Women's Day on
Sunday Feb. ?4, at 3 p.m.
The speaker will be Minister Ramona Perkins.
Choir rehearsal--mixed, for women and men--is scheduled for Friday,
Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.

Lenton Services continue at Catholic Church
I emen wri Ices continue at the Catholic Conception Catholic Church
with week!\ masses Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:30 p.m., as well
us Inesdays at 9 a.m. Stations of the Cross will be observed every Friday
during Lent at 6 p.m., following the 5:30 mass. Reconciliation/Confession
I offered on Saturdays from 4 until 5:45 p.m. and by appointment.

Pravers called for .

Aaron Lewis Monroe
Aaron Lewis Monroe, 77, died
Feb. 15, 2008, in Perry.
A native of South Carolina, he
had hved in Perry for 77 years. He
joined New Brooklyn M.B.
Church at an early age, served in
the United States Army during the
Korean War and was a former
employee of Buckeye, Fk>rida..
Survivors include: his wife'
Katie Monroe; a son, Jerome
Monroe of Orlando; three
deug ex rd o I a nd
Kristy Monroe of Miami; two
brothers. John Monroe of Tacoma'
Wash., and Wilham Monroe of
Perry: two sisters. Nancy Crowell
and Janie Mae Jones, both of
Perry: five grandchildren: seven
great grandchildren: and one great
great grandchild. .
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at
New Brooklyn M.B. Church with
interment following at Springhill
Cemetery. .
Family members will receive

eT it te so 5 until ic
charge of arrangements.

Eida Mae Brown, 75, died Feb.

os )1008. at Doctors Memorial
Apnative and lifelong resident of
Perry, Ms. Brown was a daughter
of the late Reggie Green and the
late Bertie Green. She was a
member oLatt r mShai s.Je

and her husband Bill Brown

m srs ari lotchaely.c ac ork
as a manager for Van H. Priest
Dime Store for many years, and
then worked at Martin Electronics,
from which she retired.

She was preceded in death by
her husbands, Henry Levy Rediler
and William M. Brown, and live
children, Jacob "Jay" Brown and
Cary Brown.
Survivors include: a st>n. Henry
Redifer of Thomasville. Ga.; four
step-sons, Bill Brown of Utah.
IVlike Brown of Perr\. Larri
Brown of Perry: three daughters.
Clara King and Runne Blitch. hath
of Perry, and Doris Buckner of
Conyers, Ga.: one brother. Doug
Green of Panama City: one sist, r,
Ruth Rogers of Mt. Obve. N.C .;
numerous trandchildren and treat
grandchildren: and a host of nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will he held
Friday. Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. at Joe P
Burns Funeral Home with Elder
Jack Brown officiating. Interment
will follow at Pisgah Cemeteri.
Family members will receive
friends on Thursday from 6 until 8
p.m. at Burns Funeral Home.
which is in charge of

Florene Connell Courson, 67, of
Blackshear, Ga., died Mondat
Feb. 18. 2008. at the Satilla
Regional Medical Center
following a bitef it ess.<>f Shady

Grove, but lived most of her life in
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nephew s and of her relatives.
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I ch. 17. 2008. at Avers Health and
Rehabilitation Center.
Mr Powers w as born on Feb. 21'
1922. in Jacksom ille to Charles
and Minnie Powers. He moved to
Trenton in 1%4 from Perry and
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Please see page 8

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everything I do, He's always taken
care ofme and will continue to.
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leave me all alone, my deepest
needs are his concern because I
am his own.
God is never too far off His love
each cross is easier to bear
Within my life he always plays
the most important part, for God is
never too far off he lives within my
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Aucilla Christian Academy has
announced its honor roll students
for the third six weeks.
Recognized students from
Taylor County included:
K-4 All S+'s
Aidan Cribbs. Emmaleah
Hooppell, Hunter Hughes and
Bradley Merschman
K-5 All S+'s
AbbiGayle Cope, Ansley
English. Nathan Green, Grant
Merschman, Kaley Mincy and Ben
K-5 All S+'s and S's
Austin Dunkle and Pierce
First Grade All A's
Evan Courtney, Gabriel Rouse
and Cody Whiddon
First Grade All A's and B's
Taylor David, Ameer Khodr,

Maggie Mall and Kaleb Poppell
Second Grade All A's
Daniel Wugler
Second Grade All A's and B's
Walker Davis, Jessica Giddens,
Andrew Hall, Haley Jones, Nour
Khodr, Grace Rouse, Brandon
Slaughter, Mickaela Whiddon and
Tedo Wilcox
Third Grade All A's
Stephanie English and Lindsey
Third Grade All A's and B's
Dena, Bishop, Cali Burkett,
Brittany Hughes, Erica Keeler,
Kate Whiddon and Kirsten
Fourth Grade All A's
Justin Welch
Fourth Grade All A's and B's
Meagan Giddens and Ally Mall
Fifth Grade All A's

Lindsey Mincy
Fifth Grade All A's and B's
Austin Bishop, Maddie Everett
and Julie High
Sixth Grade All A's
Annie Yang
Sixth Grade All A's and B's
Ashlyn Mills, Jessica Webb and
Jessica Welch
Seventh Grade All A's
Wendy Yang
Ninth Grade All A's and B's
Kent Jones
10th Grade All A's and B's
Jessica Hunt
12th Grade All A's and B's
Claire Knight
When the honor roll students for
the second six weeks were
recognized, Nathan Green was
inadvertently left off the K- All
S+'s list.

Robert WilliS
Williams, Sr.
Robert Willis Williams, Sr., 54,
died Feb. 17, 2008, in Perry.
Mr. Williams was a native of
Perry and a member of Temple of
God. He was a former employee of
the Department of Corrections and
Dolphin Truck Lme, and was a
sergeant in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include: two sons.
Robert Willis Williams of

Jacksonville and Michael Williams .
of Perry; a daughter, susan
Moscide of Tallahassee; a sister,
Delores Hugger of Perry; and one
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Feb. 23, at 12 noon at
Temple of God with interment
following at Springhill Cemetery.
Family members will receive
friends Friday from 5 until 7 p.m.
at Trinity Funeral Home, which is
in charge of arrangements.

(Continued from page 7)
Chiefland and George B. Powers,
both of Jacksonville; a sister Mary
Moore of Jacksonville; three
grandchildren; and four great
Funeral services will be today,
Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Trenton
United Methodist Church with the
Rev. Hank Cribb conducting the
service. Interment will follow at
Trenton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Trenton United
Methodist Church in Trenton, or
the the Alzheimer's Association in
Ga sville.Funeral Home is in

charge of the arrangements.

c. LMeceM 1
Feb. 12, 2008, in the Lanier Manor
Nursing Facility in Jacksonville.
A native of Falmouth, Mrs.
McMillan was the daughter of the
late Walter and Minnie Cone
Terrell. She had been a resident of
Providence for 12 years after
moving from Perry. She was a
10memaker and a Baptist .
Survivors include: her husband
of 30 years, James R. "Jim"
McMillan; two sons, John Ritch III
of Perry and Bruce Ritch of
Orlando; two daughters, Barbara
Sune Fondry of Yulee and Debbie
Ritch of Woodlands, Texas; a
brother, Walt Terrell of
Providence; a sister, Joyce Clyatt
of Providence; and one
Funeral services were held
Mondity, Feb. 18, at 12 noon at
)ees-Parrish Family Funeral
Home with Russell Woodard
officiating. Interment followed in
he Fort White Cemetery.
Family members -received
friends for one hour prior to the
Mrvice at the funeral home.
The online family guestbook is
available for viewing at www.

John Peter Lyons
John Peter Lyons, 79, of
teinhatchee, died Feb. 15, 2008, at
the Lafayette Health Care Center.
Mr. Lyons retired as a Master
Tiergeant from the United States
Air Force in 1967 after 22 years
and moved to Steinhatchee from
Pensacola in 1989. He was a
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Peter and Mae Lyons, a
son, John Lyons, and a
granddaughter, Misty Underwood.
Survivors include: his wife,
Louise Lyons of Steinhatchee; a
son, James Lyons of Big Bear,
Calif.; six daughters, Kathleen
Underwood of Phoenix, Ariz.,
Maureen Dillard of Apache
Junction, Ariz., Patricia Ponce of
Glendale, Ariz., Rhonda Somers of
DeLeon Springs, Debra
Mastrianna and Toni Sangenito,
both of New Smyrna Beach; 16
grandchildren; and 25 great
Funeral services were held
Monday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. at
Rick Gooding Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Carolyn
Oglesby officiating. Interment
followed at Waters Memorial
Cemetery in Steinhatchee.
Family members received
friends Sunday from 4 until 6 p.m.

hick Goodin nFuner Hong

Ribbon cutting
Keith Wynn prepares to cut the ribbon during grand opening ceremonies held recently at
Keith's Auto Repair, located on Slaughter Road. Joining him were members of the community
as well as Perry-Taylor County Chamber of commerce staff.

Honor roll announced

B-1 TaCO TitOS February 20, 2008

_ ___

Taylor Gymnastics recently
hosted the first AAU Gymnastics
State Qualifier, drawing 256
participating athletes along with
more than 1.500 guests to the area.
The event was held Jan. 19-20,
with athletes from around the
region and as far away as
Pensacola. Jacksonvilic and St.
"The gymnasts competing in this
meet proved how hard they work
each and every day," Couch Lisa
Arrowood said.
Twelve local girls were among
those who competed, and all
advanced to the next state
qualifying competition.
Those who competed include:
level two. 15mily Mueller and
Georgie Sonabria: modified
Optional, Erica Keeler, Jenny
Jackson, Summer Thomas,

Mikaela Whiddon, Maria Mitchell,
Casey Viola and Kaylyn Wright;
level seven, Taylor 'Schmidt,
Alison Roberts and Kinzi
"Our local girls exceeded all of
our expectations," Arrowood said.
"Our new 9.0 club had gotten off to
a wonderful start." "
The 9.0 club included, in
modified option, Tho.mas with a
9.2, Viola with a 9.15 and Wright
with 9.0, all on floor. In level
seven, Schmidt received a 9.3 on
vituit and a 9.15 on floor; Roberts
brought in a 9.1 on vault; and
Mattingly received a 9.1 on floor.
"Competing with girls from all
over the state, our local girls
brought it all home." Arrowood
said. .
in their age divisions, for the
floor routines, Thomas, Viola,
Wright and Schmidt placed first,
Jackson placed second, and Keeler
and Robert placed third.
On the vault, Viola, Wright and
Schmidt took first place, Schmidt
took second and Jackson, Roberts
and Mattingly took third.
On the uneven bars, Viola,
Wright and Schmidt finished in
first place, Keeler in second and
Jackson and Roberts in third.

Viola and Wright placed first on
the balance beam, while Jackson
and Mattingly placed second, and
Thomas and Schmidt third.
"The Taylor County Booster
Club would like to send out a
special thank you to the
community of Taylor County,"
Booster Club President Nikki
Viola said.
"Through your support and
dedication to our gymnasts, we
were able to welcome more than
1,500 people into Taylor County.
"Each year that we host a gym
meet here in our town, more
people travel to be a part of our
community, even if it's just for a
weekend," she said.
"The reason is the outpouring of
affection they feel through our
gym, our restaurants, motels, store
clerks and more. Everyone always
welcomes our guests with open
and loving arms.
"The Taylor Gymnastics Booster
.Club parent would like to extend
an extra special thank you to
Hampton Inn, Goodman's BBQ,
Rocky's, Subway, Burger King,
Huddle House and Old Mexico.
Again, without your support, we
wouldn't be a le to offer the nicest
gymnastics meet in the state."

Members of the FAMU Marching 100 performed several selections during Saturday's

Suff writer
For 2008, Taylor County's
annual celebration of African
American History Month took the
message to the young people with
a7Youthh Summit at Antioch Baptist
Taylor County High "School
Senior and National Honor Society
President Caleb Reaves presided
over the event. which saw musical
selections from FAMU's Marching
100 and the Tallahassee Girl's
Choir of Choice. as well as a
keynote address from Miss Black
Florida Eunice Cofie.
While the history and heritage of
the African American community
was highlighted often during the
two-hour event, much of "the
program was focused on the
"We wanted to send a message to
our youth about what can be done,"
Coordinator Flora Woodfaulk
Raynard Brant, a junior at
FAMU. addressed -the crowd,
highlighted a number of successful
African Americans today,
including Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice as well as
senator and presidential candidate
Barack Obama.
He was followed by a musical
tribute from members of the
FAMO Marching 100 Honor
Fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi.
When it was time for the
Tillal1assee Girl's Choir to begin,
itiey started their program with a
inusical tribute to Cofie. .
As an undergraduate student,
Cofie spent her summer breaks in
Ghana, West Africa, implementing
an HIV/AIDS education and
prevention program in a village
can nuarms with the Student
NLati.inal Medical Association.

Now, as Miss Black Florida,
Cofie is spending her reign
promoting her platform,
"Preventing Childhood Obesity
and Diabetes through Education'
and Life Transforming Habits."

brAundhtit tivasnth r niessage she
Saturday) summit.
She outlined the disparities
among the African American
community compared to the rest of
the country in the number of cases
of diabetes, heart disease and
cancer, but it was diabetes that
drew forth the most passion during
her talk.
"Our community is getting fatter
and fatter, and sicker and sicker,"
she said
"It-has become tipparelit to me
that we are enslaving ourselves by
not taking care of our health.
"God desires us to be healthy. He
wants us to choose life.
"We have to deal with the way
we live. The mind is a powerful
tool. It can either make 'you or
break you."
She urged those in attendance to
research their family medical
history and to outline health goals
for themselves,
"If we are not whole in our body,
then everything else is out of synce
"If you don't like the way your
body looks or feels, it is your
responsibility to fix it."
Addressing the young people,
she added, "We have struggled so
much, but we have accomplished a
lot." .
She outlined a number of steps
she urged them to take in setting
-goals for their futures.
They are: .
Believe in yourself.
Write out your goals.
Do your research and commit

to due diligence.
Take action.
Begin to save for your dream.
Learn to pray to God for
"The program was about
informing our youth about the

possibilities. Most of the people
involved in the program have
encountered adversity. yet they
have become successful,"
Woodfaulk said.
"Don't let setbacks become
stumbling blocks.

The March of Dimes Florida
Chapter has awarded a grant to the
Healthy Start Coalition to support
Group Prenatal Care, aimed at
underserved maternal and child
health needs in the tri-county area.
The purpose of the program is to
address some of the state's highest
infant mortality rates using an
innovative approach to delivery of
prenatal education and services.
This grant is one of many that
the March of Dimes awards in
pursuit of its mission to prevent
birth defects. premature birth and
infant mortality.
The grant will be used as seed
money to meet Healthy Start's
objective of providing mothers and
babies with enhanced prenatal care
that includes health education
targeted to affect the goals of
increased first trimester into care,
fewer no-shows for care, increased
breastfeeding rates and increased
birth weights.
The coalition's mission is to
"improve the lives of mothers and
babies." and group prenatal care is
one of the solutions in a rural
community that has a positive
effect on birth outcomes, one of
the coalition's many strategies to
offset the barriers to a "healthy
start" for newborns in Jefferson,
Madison and Taylor counties.
officials said.

"We are so excited to gain
support from the March of Dimes
for the group prenatal program at
the Taylor County Health
Department. This funding will
allow us to continue providing this
wonderful prenatal program and
prevent premature and low birth
weight babies being born," said
Kristie Lutz, Social Services
director at the Taylor County
Health Department.
"I am appreciative of the
funding provided by the March of
Dimes to help us keep our group
prenatal care program operating
and providing women with the
help and education they need to
have healthy babies." said Healthy
Start CoaHtion Board of Directors
President David Driggers.
The March of Dimes is a
national voluntary health agency
whose mission is to improve the
health of babies by preventing
birth defects, premature birth and
infant mortality. Founded in 1938,
the March of Dimes funds
programs of research, community
services, education and advocacy
to save babies. In 2003, the
organization launched a campaign
to address the increasing rate of
premature birth.
For more information, visit the
March of Dimes Web site at

Taylor County H~igh School Senior Caleb Reaves (left)

second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-


Airport Advisory Committee: fourth
Wednesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon.and third
Tues.at 6 p.in., courthouse annex.
Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs., 9
a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719 South
Jefferson Street
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Social Security: representatives, second
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m.,
courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development Authority:
second Mon., noon, at Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School Board: first and
third Tues., 7 p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: fourth
Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road, 5:30 p.m.
Taylor Soil & Water Conservation
District Board: fourth Monday, 3 p.m.,

Hampton Inn (conference room). Call
584-4329 for information.
Tourism Development Council: second
Wed., 5 p.m., Chamber of Commerce.


Business Network international (B.N.I):
every Tuesday, 7:30-9 a.m., Hampton Inn.
Visitors welcome.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2 p.m.,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter; second Monday,
7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Florida Forest Festival Board of
Directors: first Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.,
Chamber of Commerce. Call 584-TREE
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Tuesday,
7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): second Tues., 1:30 p.m., Forest
Capital Hall. Call 584-8553 or 584-9207.
La Leche League International: second
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and third
Friday. Call 584-3826. -
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second
and fourth Sat., 7 p.m.Tribal grounds, Lyman
Hendry Road.

Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: first
Saturday, Oak Hill Village on Woods Creek
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday, Golden
Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
Order of Confederate Rose Chapter 8:
meets every fourth Thursday. For
information, please call 838-2045.
Republican Party ofTaylor County: first
Thursday of .every month, 5:30 p.m.,
Rosehead Junction,
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association:second Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the
district building on Beach Road.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Th sd d le Prhoa ( ACPTT rr ays

10 a.m., 502 N. Cen er Street.223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity'
Inc.: board meeting, second Thursday'
5:30 p.m., Room 208, Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society: third
Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society building.
Society's museum is open every Thursday
1-5 p.m. .
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: second Sat.. 10 a.m. Arena

located on Bishop Blvd. *
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m.-to noon, Taylor County Public Library.
Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital
Taylor Republican Women's Network:
second Monday, 6 p.m.. 591 E. Ash Street,
Taylor County Senior Center: Executive
Board of Directors meeting, every third
Alcoholics Anonymous: Monday, 8 p.m.
and Thursday, 8 p.m. at the Serenity House,
1824 N. Jefferson Street. Call 672-1263 for
more information.

Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: every second Tuesday, at
7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m., Big Bend Hospice
office (107 East Green St.).
Celebrate Recovery: a non-
denominational, Christ-centered recovery
Ininistry meets Thursdays at 6 p.m., in the
First Baptist Church Youth Center (old
Citizens Bank building on the corner of
Orange and Green streets).
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.

Narcotics Anonymous: Sunday, 7 p.m.;
Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; and
Saturday, noon, at St. James Episcopal
Church, 1100 W. Green St. (library).
Call 223-2785 for more Information.
Perry Winners Group of Alcoholics
Anonynious:Tuesday, 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.;
and Saturday, 8 p.m. Heritage House,
317 N. Orange Street.
The Way: (faith-based 12-step group for
addicts and alc.:.hones) Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.,
and Friday, 7 p.m. All meetings are held at
the Serenity House, 1824 N. Jefferson St.
Call 672-0626 for more Information.


AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS Ladies
Auxiliary: third Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion Post #291: second
Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96: first Tues.,
7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Center St.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Thursday at 1159 Roberts Aman Road.
7 p.m. For information, please call
VFW' Post #9225: second Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).
To add your organization to the
community calendar, please e-mail:

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March of Dimes gives

AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
KIwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Maih Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Monday of each
month, noon, Heavenly Floors.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at Jerkins
Community Center.
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe
Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday,
10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday n gohdtse 108 mirst d third Wed

7 rryM Hall an .,
p.m., asonic .
Perry Lions Club:.first and third Thurs.,
noon, at Golden Corral Restaurant.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first
and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman's Club: second Wed.,
noon (Sept. to May; subject to change).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Rosehead
Taylor County Leadership Council:

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Auction. Don't forget we have an auction
every Friday night at the Sloans Auction at
1557 Carlton Cemetery Rd. In Perry We
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Colonel Bonney Auctioneer AU2021-
AB201d. So come on everybody

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must go, prices are cheap. One mile Sth.
of Jody Morgan Rdon Sth, bound side.

Moving Sale Monday Sunday. Lots of
household items, clothes, dishes, pots &
pans, baby things and toys. Also have
windows, doors and 3 diamond p ate tool
booxnets. S8top n and4see F 979 t end of
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Jan Hopkins at 584-4455.
2001 Dodge pickup, V-6, automatic,
standard cab, short bed, $7,800. Cons4on
aeno6 pood condition $700 Call 584-3
Have questions about legal problems,
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'98 Palm Harbor single wide 16x80 2b/2b,
Laminate wood flooring, kitchen appliances
bn0c ded, $15,800! must be moved. 584-
VA loans available with no money down!
Call Prestige Home Centers 1-800-477-
2005 Fleetwood Single Wide Mobile Home
2 bed/2 bath, Immaculate Condition. Fully
Furnished. Asking $23.500 Call 584-7956
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New 28x70 3 bd/2 bth Real Cedar Log
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bendable, alfgrmoiti at m ye
Excellent benefits. Please call 850-584-
2772 and leave message or fax resume to
same number.
Full Time Office Assistant needed. Must
be punctual, have computer knowledge.
Please come by Delta Land Surveyors at
2,1240-W/2Green St. to fill out an application
The Boys & Girls Club of North Florida
ap t onBr r )art ime rogrcacep
persons. Must have a high school diploma
and experience working with children.
Salary range: Minimum wage $8.00
depending on experience. 10-25 hrs per
week. Please see Mrs. NaTisha Basha
Miller at the Jerkins Branch (1201 Martin
Luther King Ave.) to apply or download
application from www.bgcncfl.org and fax
J & J Equipment is looking for
Bookkeeper/ Office Help and Shipping
Mr acTnt ok pker/Office helpM us e
Office. Pay based on skill. Fax resume to
2/15-2/27 -
Avon Reps Needed! How would you like to
be your own boss? Start your own
Bus s Ic how ch dl60 89a

16 to 20 foot A-frame ladder in good
condition or someone to finish stain on tall
parts of house. Call 584-9882 or 843-2155
after 5
2 15-2 20
Need chain ilnk fence, used wO take
down. For puppy pen. husband coming
home from nursing home Call 584-4038.

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Furnished apt. for Rent 1 or 2 adults, no
children, no pets, utilities paid $140 per
week + $140 deposit. Call 584-2199.
ROOMMATE NEEDED Female pref. to
share spaces, mid-town home, quiet
neighborhood, W/D, cable, net, storage,
utilities,.$200 per month plus light house
keeping, owner retiring, no addictions.
small pet okay. 850-223-3927. Sonnie.
1 & 2 bedroom apartments available. Call
3 BR/2sBodoubleowide mAovbdle ome

00 a9rno h. $500 security deposit call
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Feb.1 all10-578-235s ony
FOR LEASE OR SALE: Charming cottage
3/1 home, central heat/air, all interiors
newly painted with updated colors, real
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trees, all on 1 acre. Home is in immaculate
condition, ready to move into with no
cleaning or repairs necessary. Country
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children, 1 or 2 adults only. $650/mo plus
sec/damage dep. or $110,000 to buy. Call
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Look ing ForApplica nt sl
Rental assistance available. HUD
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HC accessible apartments. Office hours
are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Thurs. Call 850-
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Perry, FI, 32347. Equal Housing
Newly remodeled office Suites available
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accessible apartments now available.
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Mon-Thh s. ad 8d0 538448566D8 71019 W.
Steinhatchee Place Resort Furnished 1
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$750. included in price Water, cable'
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st9 Ftordhi nouetrstExtdeinde Cab 6 II
eRnE ETTw0 4e4%0battery many
1995 Montecarlo Automatic, runs good,
$1600. 850-223-3502.
1998 Ford Ranger Splash extended cab,
Black 4.0V6, 4 wheel Dr. Automatic, full
power,150k miles, $4800 Cali578-3197 or
2001 Toyota Camry, LE White, automatic,
r d29kArnieds. c00040d.B.042k miles
$5,500 0.B.O. Call 850-578-2674 or 850-

191953 C2h0evy Blazer $1500 Call584-3835.
For Sale Dirt Road Motorcycle 2001 Super
Sherpa 1700 miles, excellent condition,
brand new battery has been serviced
recently. $2,000, Call Nuria at 584-4952.
1997 Black F-150 Extended Cab 3 DR,
step-side, A/C, CD, Fiberglass Tona
Cover, Dependable & Reliable
Transportation. Asking $3,800 OBO Call
584-9136 Leave msg.
'99' Chevy Tahoe 4x4, leather, heated
seats, CD player, $5,500 must seil. 838-
For Sale: 1999 Jeep Wrangler 4 cy. 5
speed, new tires, soft top, bikini top. Like
w inside & out. $5,800. Call 386-209-

220012/F rd 4 door extended Cab XLT in
reat condition. Below list price. $6,000.
I 58 6598.

1992 Ford Van, CLUB-WAGON 130;000
* miles, Fair Condition Good Tires, Asking
$2,000 0.B.0. Call 838-1725 Brian, 228-
1098 Ken, 843-2482 Randy.
1999 Ford Ranger Extended Cab 6 cyl.
straight shift, outstanding shape. Well
Cnhaenac t $ 90tdres, battery many
1995 Montpcarlo Automatic, runs good.
$1900. 850-223-3502.

Clay Swindle L.L.C. (licensed and
insured) All types of remodeling: doors,
windows, docks, painting, etc.
Commercial & Residential. Call 850-843-
1943 or 843-1941. If no answer, please
leave message. Over 20 years of
Do You need your house cleaned? I have
cleaned houses for 2 years, have
reasonable rates and will also do laundry.
CallTammy at 223-36150r 843-1957.
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Freerestimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.



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Hi, Taylor County! Chad H. Ddell Lawn
Care is licensed and insured, Cal or fred
estimates. Chad H. Dees Lawn Care -
850-584-8959. Chad H. Dees, owner.
Installation and repairs done at a good
price. No overhead. Direct savings to you.
30 years experience. 850-838-9050.
Please leave message.
I Paint HousesI
Local Adi nVSusant anFS)edlSrsa sr
create a charming acrylic painting of four.
home. For more information call $84-2199..

7/as!gate Mote Rooms available for Rent
Refrigerator. mlorowave. TV w.cable
AC Heater Everything included 5165
weekly or $40 dally tax included (RV sites
@ 2315627 S Byron Bu tIer
11 14tfLS
Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from Monthly $550
required $45 deposit. $165 weekly or $40
daily tax Included 317 N. Byron Butler
Pkwy 850-584-7033.
11 14tfLS
1H 3dbod 2 hath, fumished on 1 acre.
nc i. $750 utilities, 5700 sec
p 850 578 3040. Avai March 15.

iv r ts 1Moo I HMnHe 1P4x Was epw
and Garbage included in Rent $400 per
month 5200 deposit Appilcation and
references required. Call 584-7094 9 a.m -
5 rnBMConday through Wed.
For Rent: Single wide MH, 2 bed 1 bath on
1 acre, near Keaton Beach no pole 5500
mo e $500 sec Ref. Required. Call 584-

Moved out of area. Must Sell. Beautiful
New 2 bed/1 bath 25 x40 site bulit home
on 1+ acre parcel. paved drive partially
fenced never lived in with lots of extras. 1
1/2 miles from gulf on Spang Warrior Rd
Bprals1ed35 -t22S100 00 plus $69.000
2/20-2/29 My OS SL TE

House 5 BD:1 B 602 Jefferson St
Hou &3Land 6BOD 2 Bd L vis Drive

bI Pna 1 no St r F6%1ncing w th Large
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
2/2 Waterfront home near Keaton Beach
to $160.000. Cute 2 Story Home on Sea.
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930 8S4S8
Owner Sale 112 McCall St. 3 Br!1 B, kit-
Dine, L.R., back deck. Iarge storage Bld.
Fenced back yara, new roof, 589.000. Call
223-1382 or 584-4618.
2 acres at Shady Grove, Store front plus
residential. $89.900 AII Realty Services
House for sale 2 bed/1 bath on 2 acres of
land. Large utility shed with chain link
fence. $90,000 for more information call

Small Ads

2 bellroom,1bath 25'x40' site-built homO
Moved-out of the area and I must sell this beautiful new
home on 1+ acre parcel. Paved drive, partially fenced,
never lived in with lots of extras.
1-1/2 miles from gulf on Spring Warrior Rd.
$69,000 or best offer (Appraised at $100,000 plus)


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209 Dogwood Way, Glenridge Subdivision 3BR, 2BA brick home with charm on pretty 1-acre lot. Finished detached lady's craft
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308 Glenridge Rd., Glenridge Subdivision 4 BR, 2 BA brick home with pool, fenced. Great location and wonderful house. 2,538 sq.
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2285 White Oak Rd., Leisure Retreats Subdivision 3 BR, 2 BA DWMH with decks & storage sheds. 1,280 sq. ft. $85,000.
4888 Oxford St., Carlton Springs Subdivision 3 BR, 2 BA, DWMH on 1-acre lot with sheds & fencing. Like New! 2,325 sq ft. $121,500.

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15 pot-belly pigs. First $25 takes MUST
TAKE ALL. 584-7270
2 Donkeys for Sale. 1 Gelded male, gray,
3 years old; 1 pinto female, 2 years old.
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Lost Beagle female, black and tan in Boyd
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Ashby Mowing getting started in area.
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irthd Parties Any Special Event Face
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hour. 2582

A tolZc andtl..awn rvil / removal
dump truck service, harrowing, bush hog
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undersigned intends to sell the personal
o s db ope yen ehe
Florido Self Storage Facility Act Statutes
(section 83.801-83.809)
The undersigned willsellot Dublic sale by
on) litdabiddinFe uorspo 0 an
10:00am, on the premises where said
property has been stored and which
are located at Lock & Key Mini Storage'
1309 South Jefferson Street, Perry'
County of Taylor, State of Florida, the
Lauro Cheney, Unit B27, household
KioodThompson, Unit E33, household
Rhodamae Dunster, Unit Bl9, household
cKoods Michelle Archer, Unit A21,
rucs o g t e paid for at time of
sole, in cash! All purchased units sold as
is where are and items must be
removed and unit cleaned at the time
of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in
the event of settlement between owner
01%801 t f February, 2008
2/15, 2/20, 2122
The Taylor County Planning Board is
currently seeking applicants to fill a
voconcy on the Board. Applications for
this volunteer position may be
ww o dedrfrom the County website
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-
2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12

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010 laylor County Board of County
commiss ancis will hold a Public Hearing
1 iR E d i oon
on soon thereafter as the matter can be
h accilstra eC mplexayc atedC um
East Groon Street, Perry, Florida 32347.
The purpose of the Public Hearing is to
receive public input and consider
acceptance of the Final Shored Vision
Plan. Interested parties are invited to
$net at .t vi o ynvis on tot
c e atP nning Department Office
Florida 32347
The Public Hearing may be continued to
one or more dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date,
time and piocetol any continuation of
the Public Hearing shall be announced
during the Public Hearing and that no
fburtherbjotice concerning the matter will
All members of the public are welcome
to attend. Notice is further hereby
given, that pursuant to Florida Statute
286.0105, that any person or persons
deciding to appeal any matter
considered of this public hearing will
need a record of the hearing and may
etdeopT cu n soliterbatim 181
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based
DATED this*20TH. Day of FEBRUARY, 2008,
by ANNIE MAE MURPHY. Clerk Circuit
Court and Clerk to the Board of County
CODllTTISSIOnerS, TOVIOf COunty, Florida.

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Case No. 08-107-CP
In Re: The Estate of CECELIA D ZINK,
The administration of the estate of
dEte AdDat deceased w 30se
File Number 08-107-CP is pending in the
Circuit Court for Taylor County. Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
Post Office Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348
The names and addresses of the co.
personal representatives and fhe co
personal representatives attorney are
set e itb ooTthe decedent and other
persons having claims of demands
against decedentis estate, on whom a
copy of this notice has been served,
must file their claims with this court
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other persons having claims of
dernand)s tog c ideceder ise '

The date of first publicatic n of this nonce
i FE8RU Y 20, 2008

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Captain Charles D. Sessions Jr. was the special guest speaker for this year's military ball.

A Saber Guard welcomed guests to the 2008
JROTC Military Ball: above, school board member
Kenneth Dennis and his wife, Carmen.

Guests, like Sgt. First Class Chuck

Taylor County High School
JROTC hosted its annual Military
Ball Friday, Feb. 1, at the First
Presbyterian Church fellowship
The evening began with a
receiving line followed by a slide
presentation of highlights from the
past year s events.
Cadet Command Sergeant Major
Ryan Miller delivered the

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cited by Mrs. Charles D. Session: Mr. and
Arnold Mrs. David Maddox, Mr. and Mrs.
Andy Bickel: Sgt. First Class
rles D. Chuck Bennett: Salena Mrotz: and
eaker for Connie Gibson. Also attending
were school board members
included Danny Lundy and Kenneth
ls Oscar Dennis, along with their spouses.
Principal The military ball concluded with
ompson: a dance.

traditional "toast to the f
the cadet creed was re
Cadet First Sergeant
Army Captain Cha
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the event.
Other special guests
Superintendent of Schoo
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