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Relating to power plant
'Quiet, death' for amendments
When you go to bed Saturday night,
don't forget to set your clocks ahead
one hour and "spring forward" into
daylight savings time.
frfe 3 dw to is Thursday
More than 100 law enforcement K-9
teams will be featured at the annual
public demo this Thursday, March 6, at
. Admission is free and families are
encouraged to attend. The demo will
begin a 6 p.m.
A meet and greet with handlers and
their K-9 partners will follow the
program, which is held in conjunction
With the annual K-9 Training &
Problem Solving Workshop hosted by
American Aluminum Accessories, Inc.
WT Casts scholarship
to be awarded
Applications are currently being
accepted for a $1,000 scholarship to
be awarded by the Taylor County
Forms are available at the high
school guidance office.
:-The W.T. Cash Scholarship will be
presented to "a deserving student
graduating from Taylor County High
School who plans to continue his or
her education at a Florida college or
university," Historical Society
President Wanda Cash said.
The historical society is devoted to
the study and preservation of the
history 'of Taylor County.
The deadline for applications is
April 4. ..
'Registr (to vote)
Local businesses are invited to take
part in the "Register At Work" voter
registration campaign underway in
Any business owner wishing to have
an elections- official set up a voter
registration drive at their business may
call 838-3515 to schedule an
Voter registration forms are
also available on-line at
Short story collection on
sale at library
"Taylor County Tales," a collection of
the winning entries from the 2007
Friends of the Taylor County Public
Library short story contest, is now
available for sale at the library.
The booklet, available in limited
quantities, is on sale for $5.
The winning authors will receive a
complimentary copy; those who have
not yet received their copy are asked
to- call or stop by Perry Newspapers,
Inc., or the library.
oarl member training
ilauim-d Satlirdiay at
The Taylor County Leadership
Council will hold a combined meeting
and Board of Directors training
session Saturday, March 7, starting at
All members are asked to be
present. Refreshments will be served.
The meeting will be held at Jerkins
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Editorial ............ B-2
Classified ........ ..B-4
While it took many months,
hours of public hearings and
countless debates to pass a pair of
comprehensive plan amendments
linked to the now halted Taylor
Energy Center (TEC), it only took
several minutes to put them to rest.
The two amendments died a
quiet death Monday evening when
county commissioners voted to
repeal them, as part of an apparent
settlement agreement with a group
of local residents who had objected
A violent single-car rollover
seriously injured an 18-year-old
Spring Hill man Monday morning
on U.S. Highway 19 South.
Ronald J. Stein II was traveling
north on U.S. 19 when he lost
control of his 1999 four-door
Chevrolet car. The vehicle
traveled into the median, collided
with a culvert and rolled nearly a
dozen times before coming to a
One eyewitness said Stein's car
appeared to hit a dip in the
hih ial and "began to flip end-
over=-end,.Once it hit the median, it
began to roll sideways and all you
could see was a cloud of dirt."
Debris littered the scene, with
the car's rear bumper landing
several yards away from the
vehicle. The car's front bumper
was wedged underneath the
vehicle and the left rear tire landed
several feet in front of the crash.
The rear axle dug into the median
and the trunk area was
Stein was pinned in the vehicle
by the caved-in driver's side door
and emergency workers had to use
the "Jaws of Life" to cut him free.
Once out of the vehicle, Stein
was strapped to a backboard and
transported by ambulance to
Perry-Foley Airport. There, he was
transferred onto Air Medic One
and flown to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Stein was wearing a seatbelt at
the time of the crash and no
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to their passage.
Commissioners offered no
discussion and there were no
"comments from the public during a
pair of public hearings held to
decide the amendments' fate.
The repeal ordinances 'were then
passed unanimously. Later in the
meeting, Commission Chairman
Clay Bethea asked to return to the
issues so he could abstain from the
vote. He said he was abstaining "in
an abundance of caution" due to
his employment with Buckeye,
which holds contracts with the
utility partners behind TEC.
The amendments, which were
first approved locally in November
2006 and then by state officials last
summer, had been the subject of
litigation for the past six months
after several local residents
petitioned to have those decisions
The case has been held in
abeyance since Jan. 31, when the
judge agreed to a joint motion from
all 'parties to put the case on hold
due to a possible settlement.
In an update to' the presiding
judge, the lawyer for the
petitioners stated that the
"petitioners and respondent Taylor
County have agreed to terms of
settlement of the issues presented
in petitioners' amended petition.
That settlement, once completed,
will render moot all disputes in the
above-styled case. Final actions by
petitioners are conditional on steps
taken by respondent Taylor County
which are in process but have not
yet been completed."
The four utility partners behind
TEC announced July 12, 2007, that
they were suspending their
permitting efforts for the proposed
800-megawatt, coal-fired power
plant to be located east of Perry,
but the applications for the two
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One member of the EMS crew crawled into the mangled confines of this wrecked 1999 Chevrolet to attend to' the driver while
fire-rescue workers used the "Jaws of Life" to remove the doors of the vehicle. According to, an eyewitness, the car flipped
end-over-end before rolling on its side down the median of Highway 19 South. The driver, Ronald J. Stein II of Spring Hill,
was listed in fair condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital as of presstime Tuesday. (Photo by Angela M. Castelucci)
Vision 2060 is official!
The Taylor County Commission
officially approved the Vision
2060 Shared Vision Plan Monday
night, but not without more than an
hour of discussion,
The plan, which plots a course
for Taylor County over the next 50
years, was developed through
community participation over a
10-month period with partnerships
between the Perry-Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce and the
.Orlando-based planning .firm
The vision plan includes
,a graphic portrayal of
preferred development patterns,
recommended goals, objectives
and policies for the county's
comprehensive plan and quality of
life benchmarks to monitor
progress and specific actions to
implement the vision, including a
five-year economic development
Much of the proposed
development areas in the plan are
concentrated around the City of
Perry and along the coast, inland
from County Road 361 between
the beaches area and Steinhatchee.
The existing communities along
the coast are included in a new
"village" type entitled coastal
Copies of the Shared Vision Plan
are available for public viewing at
the Taylor County Administration
Building and the Taylor County
What drew the most concern and
discussion among commissioners
Monday night were descriptions of
proposed "village" types in which
"typical" building heights were
listed, especially in the coastal
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2008 Florida Junior Miss
A magical evening
for Kayla Loveday...
2008 Florida Junior Miss Kayla Loveday, center, is flanked by First Runner-Up Joy Pici,
left, and Second Runner-Up Emily Nance. It took judges nearly 40 minutes to reach a decision
regarding the 2008 title holder following a talent-filled competition Saturday night at the
Taylor County High School gymantorium. Eight seniors from across the state--including
Taylor County's own Lauren Hardin--took part in the annual scholarship program. As the
winner, Loveday received a $2,500 cash scholarship. The first runner-up received a $1,250
cash scholarship and the second runner-up, a $750 cash scholarship.
A magical display of talent,
composure and grace was seen on
the stage Saturday, March 1, at the
annual Florida Junior Miss
St. Johns County Junior Miss
Kayla Ann Loveday claimed not
only the state title, but also awards
for "Spirit of Jr. Miss," physical
fitness and self-expression.
First runner-up was Orange
County Junior Miss Joy Pici, who
took home awards for her "Be
Your Best Self" essay and talent
Second runner-up was Emily
'Nance of Polk County, who also
won awards for her "Best Your
Best Self" essay as well as
'scholastic achievement and self-
Other award winners included
Gulf County Junior Miss Krista
Parker for scholastic achievement
and Vanessa Radzimski for
physical fitness and talent.
Taylor County Junior Miss
Lauren Hardin was met by
thundering applause from local
fans every time she took the stage.
Also competing for the state title
were Emily Scarborough and
Entertainment for the program--
"not judged, just enjoyed,"'--was
provided by 2007 Florida Junior
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Taylor County Junior Miss
A-2 Taco Times March 5, 2008
Well-wishers rushed the stage following Saturday's Florida Junior Miss Program. Above,
First Runner-Up Joy Pici greets family and friends.
2008 Florida Junior Miss
Vanessa Radzimski, left, took home an award for her talent
presentation; Krista Parker won for scholastic achievement.
Highlights included musical performances from past winners
FLORIDA JUNIOR MISS
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Miss Morgan Bennett, 2006
Florida Junior Miss Laura Beard
and 2006 first runner-up talent
award winner Megan Lineberry.
Bennett performed an original
jazz composition entitled "A
Million" while Beard and
Lineberry teamed up for a
Master of Ceremonies Art Myers
kept the mood light and the
program on schedule.
This year's program theme was
"Feel the Magic" and a slideshow
presentation captured the "magic"
the candidates experienced during
their week-long stay in Perry, from
daily practice sessions to tours of
the State Capitol.
Talent 'competition highlights
included a ballet on pointe
performance from Radzimski and
an opera solo by Pici. -
Loveday will -compete for: the:
national Junior Miss title during;
ceremonies planned June 28 in,
Mobile, Ala. .
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A-3 Taco Times March 5, 2008
::->rk to resurface more than
tkl:iiiles of Old Dixie Highway
i~ld begin by the end of the
i' after the commission
ied a contract with the
jstruction firm in February.
According to County Engineer
Kenneth Dudley, contractor Peavy
& Son Construction worked with
county staff to reduce the cost of
the project after the firm's initial
bid w.i~ some $280,000 more than
the: czinty had available through
ST1i6. county was initially
awarded approximately $550,000
4iough the Florida Department of
Ioportation's (FDOT) Small
Obit4 Outreach Program
'(!i P), but staff was able to
rk begins on Old Dixie Hwy.
secure an additional $275,000 for
the project in December.
Dudley said FDOT
representatives were able to secure
the additional funds due to the
amount basic resurfacing costs
have increased over the past three
years (when the county was first
award the SCOP funds).
By working with the contractor,
the price for the project was
reduced to $840,000 while
maintaining the length of the
resurfacing, set to run from
Jefferson Street to Foley Road,
approximately 3.2 miles.
That amount was still some
$45,000 more than the state had
allotted to the county. At its regular
board meeting held last
week, commissioners agreed
unanimously to sign the contract as
well as take $45,000 from
secondary road paving funds to
cover the difference.
The project will also
include drainage improvements,
shoulder reconstruction, pavement
markings and other associated
"The contractor should be up to
full speed by the beginning of
April," Dudley said.
The contract begins in mid-
March, and Peavy & Son will have
90 days to complete the project, he
Peavy & Son completed the
Green Street re-surfacing project
Upcoming state paving projects
for the county after Old Dixie are
Puckett and Pisgah roads.
Following those projects will be
the Foley Road and Woods Creek
Road projects, depending on state
Last week, the county was
notified by FDOT that two Taylor
County roads have been added to
the state's Tentative Five-Year
In fiscal year 2010, Paul Poppell
was added from Woods Creek
Road to Slaughter Road, with a
projected coast of $328,000. Red'
Padgett Road was added to the
2011 list from State Road 255 to
County Road 356 with a projected
cost of $786,000.
'Vision' must get state approval through DCA
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While MSCW Senior Planner
Jim Sellen said the ranges were to
be considered "typical" heights
within the communities and not
. \pre,Cd concerns that the Florida
Department of Community Affairs
w~natalater interpret the language
al-t -q the height ranges for the
ciitiil settlement areas from
t afly one to four stories, to one
t-seven residential stories.
Tey also added the phrase
"1 at not limited to" to the
height descriptions in all village
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amendments were continued.
:-)ne amendment- creates two
nr4e- land use categories for power
rtiecau:; ,.fa.liies withinn the
,cwiiat .. --
casijhcation for the proposed
T.C iic near Buckeye (some
3.b) aIc iTs i from agriculture to the
nIe" c.iietory accommodating
slid fuel power plants.
Thiq land is currently owned by
BlickcLe and Foley Timber and
-:The amendments were approved
Iqcally by the Taylor County
Planning Board and county
commission as well as on the state
2 FOR 1
Other modifications to the plan
suggested by commissioners
during a workshop held last month
were also addressed by Sellen.
A number of proposed boat
access locations suggested by the
Ta% lor County Coastal Committee
were added to the plan's map, as-
was a rural settlement (denoting
existing, historical development)
on Beach Road near U.S. 19.
A number of residents spoke
during Monday's public hearing,
complimenting the citizens who
worked on the various committees
developing th'e vision plan.
Several, however, voiced concerns
over how the plan would affect
future development and property
"I'm willing to accept the plan in
concept and work out the wording
before we transmit it to DCA,"
Commissioner Rudolph Parker
DCA Division Director of
Community Planning Charles
Gauthier was present at the
meeting, and also answered
questions from commissioners.
He stated DCA's interpretation
of the vision plan would depend on
the wording used by the
commission. when it is adopted
as part of its comprehensive
According to Sellen, next for the
commission will be to hold a
transmittal hearing to approve
sending the plan to DCA as a
comprehensive plan amendment.
At that point, the plan would
serve as a reference guide for
future development, but would not
hold any-regulatory control, Sellen
In the future, as the commission
decides, additional amendments
could take patrts of the vision and
insert them into the comprehensive
plan's regulatory sections.
Similarly, the county's land
development codes could be
updated by the commission to
include parts of the vision plan.
After all the discussion, Parker
made a motion to approve the
vision plan with C6mmissioner
Malcolm Page seconding.
The measure passed
Commissioners also agreed to
set the transmittal hearing for
Wednesday, March 26, at 5 p.m. to
consider sending the vision plan to
DCA for approval.
reement deadline is April 15
level by the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA).'
Six Taylor County residents--
John and Gale Dickert, Carole
Taitt, Diane and Richard "Abe"
Whitfield, and Joy Towles Ezell--
as well as the environmental
organization. Taylor County
,Residents United for the,
Environment (TRUE) then
petitioned in September to have
the decisions overturned.
The TEC partners finalized
contracts with Buckeye and Foley
to purchase the 3,000 acre site in
late 20061 Southern Power, a
subsidiary of Atlanta-based
Southern Company, signed a letter
of intent with the partners in
Under the new agreement,
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Southern Power would pay $3.9
million to the TEC partners to take
over agreements with Buckeye and
Foley Timber and Land Company
that include purchase of the land as
well as a deal to utilize wastewater
from Buckeye's pulping process as
The deadline to exercise the
agreement is April 15.
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Florida Highway Patrol Trooper J.T. Leohner interviewed
witnesses at the Highway 19 South scene.
Crash was 22 miles south of Perry
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charges are expected.
Assisting at the scene were units
from the Taylor County Sheriffs
Office, Taylor County Fire-Rescue
and Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Emergency Medical Services.
Crews from the Florida
Department of Transportation
assisted with traffic control.
The crash occurred at 8:50 a.m.,
some 22 miles south of Perry.
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Celebration to mark Howells' 50th
Dennis and Carol Howell will
celebrate their 50th wedding
anniversary with family and
friends at the Community Church
of Perry on Saturday, March 15, at
2 p.m. The celebration will begin
in the auditorium with a tribute to
the couple, and conclude with
dinner and a traditional wedding
cake in the fellowship hall.
The Howells were married on
March 14, 1958, in Athena Baptist
Church. Their parents were Olan
and Evie Murphy, and W.M. "Bill"
and Kathryn Howell. They are the
parents of Denise Callaway and
Eric Howell. Children of Denise
and Clay Callaway include Mason,
Beth and Joseph; children of Eric
and Vera Howell are Derek and
Emma Howell, and Patrick and
Dennis Howell is pastor of the
Community Church, "a non-
denominational church that
believes Jesus Christ is the Son of
God and welcomes all."
No local invitations will :be:
issued, but all friends of the couple:
are cordially invited to attend. 'If.
you plan to attend, R.S.V.P. to An.'
Wilford at 578-2463. The churcd
is located off Beach Road at 23172
Dennis Howell Road.
The couple requests no gifts,,
Charles Ryan Blue, Rosann Alexis Killeen
planned for May 17th
Paige -Fountain Killeen of Panacea announces the engagement of her
ughter, Rosann Alexis, to Charles Ryan Blue, the son of Wes and Robin
lue, and Karen Hendry, all of Perry.
The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late Michael Joseph Killeen
bf Lake Park, Ga. She is the granddaughter of Homer and Dorothy
mountain of Brunswick, Ga., the late George Killeen of Oak Park, Ill., and
be late Rosann M. Killeen of Lake Park.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Florida State University with a
bachelor's degree in business management and multinational business.
She is employed by Municipal Code Corporation in Tallahassee.
The groom-elect is the grandson of Herb and Betty Dale Hendry of
Perry, Sybil Blue of Perry and the late Woodrow Blue.
He is a 2006 graduate of Florida State University, currently employed
by Flint Equipment in Tallahassee.
The couple will exchange vows on May 17, 2008, at Lake lamoniA
Lodge in Tallahassee.
Katie Perrine and Brandon Fletcher remind friends
md relatives of their wedding on Saturday, March 8,
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Liska Gooding asks the question, "What better way to usher in Spring
than by attending Tablescapes VIII?"
The Perry Garden Club will hold its fundraiser luncheon on Saturday,
March 15, at 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian
Church. The luncheon will feature the club's famed "Mediterranean
Chicken Salad" accompanied by fresh fruit and dessert.
Bob Bell will be the guest designer, creating arrangements which will
be auctioned later by the club.. Also in the auction.will be the 25 table
centerpieces created by Garden Club members, using their own individual
styles, colors and flowers.
Tickets are $15 and available now at Rebecca's and Sisters' as well as
the gift shop at Doctors' Memorial Hospital. Members are also selling
"Tablescapes was first held about 16 years ago as a way to showcase the
creation of floral designs while raising funds for the many projects of the
Garden Club," Gooding said.
her first birthday
Jordan Brooke Weirick.
celebrates her first birthday on
The daughter of Joe and Sarah
.Weirick, she is the granddaughter
of Tom and Jeane Knapp of
Georgetown, Ill., and Lee and
Mary Jo Weirick of Perry.
Joining ih the birthday
celebration will be Jordan's big
at 5 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, located at
310 Plantation Road. A reception will follow.
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A local qualifier for North
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College campus in Pine Square
Thursday, March 6, from 8:30
The event involves students,
grades nine-twelve, from the
counties of Alachua, -Columbia,
Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton,
Suwannee and Taylor in the annual
The winner of LCCC's
envirothon qualifies to participate
in the state envirothon.
The environmental education
program is designed to enhance a
student's problem solving and
critical thinking skills. There will
be five environmental stations set
up around Pine Square where
teams (consisting of five high
school students and a sponsoring
teacher) work collaboratively to
develop their knowledge of
ecology and natural resource
The teams will compete in the
areas of soils, aquatic ecology,
forestry, wildlife and the current
Monticello Tour of Homes is
The Jefferson County Historical
Association Biennial Tour of
Homes will be held Saturday and
Sunday, March 15-16, in historical
The tours will run from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m. on Saturday and from
I until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tour
guide pamphlets come with the
purchase of a ticket.
The tour this year includes six of
Monticello's oldest homes, some
fully .restored and others in
differing stages of restoration.
Tour-goers will also see two new
homes, a reproduction cracker
style home and a new .custom
Additionally, the Monticello
Garden Club is hosting a flower
show at the Monticello Opera
House. Local artists will show
their work at Jefferson Arts and
collectors will .display their
artifacts at the Monticello
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be held at 12 noon, at which time
the winners of the competition will
be presented. The public is invited-
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problems presented to them.
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A libritton's 2-hitter, HR
propel 'Dogs over Union.
The Taylor County High participate in the Valdosta to play Valdosta at 4:45 Thursday
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*-Members of the TCHS softball team celebrate with their third-place Godby Tournament trophy
Hunter. Raaans make all-tournament team
easeoan team improve its re oru
to 3-2 on the year following a 9-2
victory over Union County in a
game played last Thursday in Lake
Nick Allbritton pitched the
distance for the Bulldogs giving
up just two hits while striking out
9 and walking two. Allbritton also
helped his own cause by blasting a,
Other top hitters for the 'Dogs
were Ethan Young who went 2-3
with a double and two RBIs and
Derek Miller, who had a triple and
drove in two runs in a 2-4 effort.
Taylor County was scheduled to
TCHS softball team 3rd in tourney
The Taylor County High
softball team finished third in the
Godby Cougar Classic held in
Tallahassee last weekend.
SThe Lady Bulldogs opened the
tournament Friday afternoon, by
-defeating Godby 2-1. The girls
played near errorless defefise while
-holding Godby to just one run.
Tiffany Ragans pitched 7
complete innings allowing just
two walks, striking out four and
allowing just five hits. Taylor
scored its two'runs in the top of
the third inning. Courtney
Valentine led off the inning with a
double to left field, then Cameron
Myers singled to drive in the first
run of the inning.
Rebekah Bratcher reached on an
error and advanced on Jennifer
Hunter's single then scored on a
single by Ragans.
Leading hitters for game were
Myers 2-4, Hunter 2-4, Jordan
Wiggins 1-1 and Sandy Weekley,
Ragans and Valentine all 1-3.
Saturday morning TCHS faced
North Florida Christian at 10 a.m.
The Dawgs just could not put
their hits together and fell to NFC
11-3. Korie Wilson lead the team
going 3-3, Tiffany Ragans was 2-
3, Cameron Myers, Jennifer
Hunter and Holly Eakins all had
one hit each.
The Lady Dawgs then returned
at 4 p.m. to face Madison County.
The team really got the bats
. working to bang out 14 hits and
defeated Madison 13-10. The girls
again played stingy defense as
Madison put the ball in play.
Taylor scored four runs off of four
hits in the bottom of the 1st
inning to take a 4-1 lead.
Madison battled back in the second
inning scoring 3 runs to tie the
game. Taylor answered scoring 3
runs of their own in the bottom of
the inning to regain the lead 7-4.
Taylor kept their bats hot and
held off Madison 13-10 to claim
the third place trophy. Leading
batters for this game were Hunter
4-4 while Myers and Tiffany
Mock went 2-4. Ragans, Wilson,
Bratcher, Sandy Weekley, Wiggins
and Valentine all had one hit each.
Hunter and Ragans were selected
to the All-Tournament team.
Hunter batted .636 for the
tournament while Ragans pitched
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all three games and hit .444.
Taylor County was slated to
host Hamilton County on Tuesday
night and Jefferson County
Thursday at 6 p.m.
The Taylor County High girls
tennis team defeated Godby 4-3 in
matches played last Thursday in
In singles play, Elizabeth
DeVane beat E. Roberts 8-4;
Rachel Higgs lost to J. Walker 3-
'8: Meagan Roberts defeated J.
Mader 8-3; Celia Bennett stopped
J. Robinson 8-6 and Tiffany
Upshaw beat S. Denny 8-1.
Registration for two leagues
within the City of Perry youth
baseball program is continuing.
Slots remain open in the ages 9-
12 baseball league as well as the.
9-12 girls softball league.
Also, volunteer coaches are also
Those interested may drop by
City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
For more information, contact
the recreation department at 584-
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weather has moved the tourney to
The Bulldogs are now scheduled
ii-mmeiaiI JUtUoowedU with a
contest against Cairo at 6:45 p.m.
Taylor County will take on
district foe Hamilton County at 6
p.m. Wednesday in Jasper.
Murphy homers: drives in 6
JV tops Suwannee
for season's 1st win'
The Taylor County High junior
varsity baseball team got its first
win of the season Monday with an
11-9 victory over Suwannee.
Caleb Murphy drove in six runs
in a 3-4 effort at the plate that
included a home run and a double.
Other top hitters included Chad
Hill (2-3) and Caleb Padgett
(double, 2 RBIs), Tony
Southerland and Steve Johnson
with one hit apiece.
Johnson got the win on the
mound pitching three innings and-
giving up one hit and one run-
while striking out five and
William Wentworth came on in
the fourth giving up seven hits
and five runs before Padgett came
on in the seventh allowing two
hits and three runs while striking
out one and giving up three walks.
The jayvee Bulldogs fell to
. Wakulla Thursday 3-1.
The Bulldogs went on top 1-0
in the first inning when Morgan
Pelt's hit drove in Hill.
But Wakulla scored twice in the
third and one more in the fourth
while holding the Bulldogs
scoreless to gain the win.
Hill went 2-4 at the plate and
Padgett went 2-3 to lead the
Padgett got the loss on the
mound giving up just three hits, 3
runs (2 earned) while striking out
3 and walking two. Johnson came
on in relief in the fifth and shut
down Wakulla giving up uo hits
and no walks while striking out
The TCHS jayvee team will
travel to Hamilton County on
. Wednesday before hosting North
Florida Christian Thursday at 5
Boys' tennis team
defeats Godby 6-1
The Taylor County High boys
tennis team defeated Godby last
Thursday at the Bulldog tennis
In singles play number one seed
Nafees Khan defeated J. Rincon 8-
6; No. 2 Jarrod Robertson defeated
B. Vanderipe 8-2; No. 3 Josh
McCall beat J. Hoffman 8-5; No.
4 Logan Houck bested J. Vandripe
8-5 and No. 5 Fanoos Khan
stopped S. Stone 8-2.
In exhibition play Trey
Whiddon lost to Roberts 4-8 and
Byron McCoy defeated George 8-
In doubles play, Robertson-
Khan lost to Rincon-Hoffman 7-9
and McCall-Houck defeated
Vanderipe-Vanderipe 8-1. In
exhibition doubles, Whiddon-Khan
beat Shaffner-George 8-2.
The Bulldogs, who are coached
by Gene Johstono, were slated to
travel to Godby Tuesday afternoon
for a re-match.
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Episcopal guild gathers for Irish celebration
3445 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
Tallahassee. Get your ticket. Come
and enjoy an evening of Christian
Little 'Bethel A.M.E. Church'
Men's Day Celebration will be
held Sunday, March 9 at 11 a.m.
The guest speaker for the occasion
is James Lockett of New Brooklyn
Missionary Baptist Church. Choir
rehearsal will be Thursday. March
6, at 6 p.m. All choir members are
asked to be present and on time. A
citywide invitation is extended
Sunday throughout the day
beginning with Sunday School at
The Hostess Club will be selling
dinners Saturday, March 8; at 11
a.m. The menu will include, fried
chicken, baked chicken, rice.
Quarterly meeting planned Thursday
St. Margaret's Guild, the St. James Episcopal Church women's group,
will hold a quarterly evening meeting and dinner on Thursday, March 6. in
the Parish Hall. The guild meets regularly at 10 a.m. on the first Monday
of the month, but holds one evening meeting each quarter for the benefit
of women whose work schedules prevent their attendance at morning
The theme for the evening celebration will be Irish, with traditional St.
Patrick's Day fare of corned beef and cabbage. Dinner preparations for the
meal will be made by the ladies who attend the morning meetings. All the
women of the church are invited and encouraged to attend.
The social hour begins at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner to follow. In
addition to fellowship during dinner, some business will be conducted.
At Little Bethel A.M.E. Church
By B. D. WILLIAMS
First Bethlehem Missionary
Baptist Association, sponsored by
the Women's Auxiliary Hospitality
Committee, will be held Saturday,
March 8, at 6 p.m. at the Baptist
Student Center which is located at
John Edward Hatcher Jr., 85,
died Feb. 28, 2008, at Doctors'
A native of Taylor County
where he spent most of his life, he
returned here from Jacksonville 40
years ago. He was the son of the
late John Edward Hatcher and the
late Mabel Morris Hatcher. Mr.
Hatcher was a Methodist and
attended Lake Bird United
Methodist Church. He was a 10-
year veteran of the U.S. Navy and
served in World War II. He was
retired from the U.S. Postal
Survivors include his wife of 42
years, Alda B. Hatcher of Lake
Bird; a daughter, Charlene
_ Slaughter Clark of Live Oak; two',v .
sisters, Vivian Simpson and Bea
Collins, both of Perry; two
grandchildren; seven great
grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, March 1, at 3 p.m. at Joe
P. Burns Funeral Home with
Wallace Holmes officiating.
Interment followed at Woodlawn
Family members received
friends Friday from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. at Burns Funeral Home,
which was in charge of all the
The primary agenda item will focus on plans for the Winter Sweets &
Crafts sale, tentatively scheduled for Dec. 6.
Leadership conference set for Saturday
A Leadership Conference and Seminar for New Brooklyn Missionary
Baptist Church will be held Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
in the Jerkins Community Center.
All deacons, deaconesses, trustees and chairs of auxiliary ministries are
encouraged to attend.
Spring Warrior welcomes speaker
Doy Moyer of Tampa will be the evangelist at Spring Warrior Church of
Christ for services March 9-14. On Sunday, services begin at 9:30 and
potato salad, collard greens, green
beans, corn bread and pound cake.
The price is $6. Dinners will be
sold at 1022 North Center Street
house. Call 584-7826, 838-5135 or
Mrs. Verdie Dobson, who is on
the sick list and has been for some
time and hasn't been able'to attend
church services, wants to extend
a big thank you to Donald
McBride, deacons and deaconesses
of the church who came out to visit
Sunday and gave her communion
which she appreciated very
much. "Thanks to the church for
prayers, thoughts and concern for
me. May God continue to bless
each of you, as we continue to look
to the hills from whence cometh
our lhel'p" Mrs. Verdie "Kitty"
Say a prayer, visit the sick, shut-
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hospitals, homeless and hungry
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Remember the Armed forces,
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racks up awards
at Area Drill Meet
::-Stormy and rainy weather did
not slow down the Bulldog
Battalion during the Area 2 Drill
Meet held Saturday, Feb. 23.
. The Bulldogs marched precisely
and swiftly across the wet and
mushy drill fields, said First
Sergeant Eddie L. Smith.
2Male Color Guard (Team 2)
Female Unarmed Platoon
The JROTC cadets captured
seven first place trophies, four
second place, one third, and one
fourth. In the Area 2 armed knock-
out drill, the Bulldog Battalion
captured first and third place.
-rIn addition to Taylor County,
nine other schools were
represented at the meet: Bell,
Columbia, Dixie, Lake Weir,
Le-canto, Rickards, West Port and
The Bulldog Battalion finished
: with 13 of 18 teams in the top four
and qualified 12 teams out of 18
teams within the top three spots to
advance to the Florida State
Competition held Saturday, March
8, in Lakeland at George Jenkins
The battalion teams that placed
first at the meet included: Female
Unarmed Platoon commanded by
Cadet/Master Sergeant Charley
Campbell, Female Armed Platoon
commanded by Cadet/Master
Sergeant Samantha Lukens,
Female Armed Squad (Team 1)
commanded by Cadet/Captain
Amanda Jennings, Male Armed
Squad Exhibition commanded by
Cadet/Sergeant First Class Corey
Cruce, Male Unarmed Platoon
Commanded by Cadet/Lietltenant
Colonel Justin Mrotz, Male Armed
Squad (Team 1) commanded by
Cadet/Command Sergeant Major
Ryan Miller and Male Armed
Platoon commanded by
Cadet/Command Sergeant Major
Second place teams were: Male
Color Guard (Team 1) commanded
by Cadet/Major Patrick Whitt,
Female Color Guard (Team 2).
commanded by Cadet/Sergeant
First Class Amber Browning,
Female Armed Squad (Team 2)
commanded by Cadet/Sergeant
Michelle Denmark and Female
Unarmed Squad (Team 1)
commanded by Cadet/Captain
Male Unarmed Squad (Team 1)
commanded by Cadet/Major
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Male Color Guard (Team 2)
commanded. by Cadet/Lieutenant
Colonel Justin Mrotz placed
In Armed Knockout,
Cadet/Master Sergeant Samantha
L ukens won first place and
Cadet/Master Sergeant Cyril
Brown took third.
"These young men and women
represented Taylor County in a
superb manner. I commend all
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done. Mission accomplished,"
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B-1 Taco Times March 5, 2008
Blue ribbon winners announced
for annual livestock show & sale
By LORI WIGGINS
4-H Extension Agent II
They groomed and prepared
their animals as they were getting
ready to show them for the 54th
annual North Florida Livestock
Show & Sale.
More than 100 youth took part in
the North Florida Livestock Show
& Sale held in Madison Feb. 18-
21. Fourteen 4-Her's from Taylor
County were among- the
participants preparing their
animals to show.
The show is organized to
provide an opportunity for youth to
raise and care for livestock, present
them before judges for competition
In the show ring with Baillie Brown.
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and then sell them.
The goal of the 4-H Livestock
program is to use live animals to
develop youth. The main
objectives of the program deal
with the young person, not the
While youth learn about
agriculture and livestock
production and develop an-
appreciation for the livestock
industry, the main objective is to
teach youth life skills. N
The experience of youth owning
and working with animals, being
responsible for their care, health,
and growth, record keeping on
their animal, feeding, animal
health, grooming and exhibiting
them in a competitive environment
is a tremendous character building
The livestock show kicked off
on Monday night with the swine
show. Junior 4-H'er Peyton Padgett
placed first overall with her swine
and received a blue, ribbon and
4-H'ers Graham Lynn, Taylor
Lilliott and Sabrina Vann placed
fourth and received blue ribbons.
Other swine show winners and
exhibitors included: Janae Murphy,
fifth place blue ribbon; Dorie
Cruce, seventh place (red ribbon);
Katelyn Lynn, seventh place; Jaren
Murphy, seventh place; Rayne
Slaughter, seventh place; Aucilla
Slaughter, seventh place; Haley
Osteen, eighth place; Hayden
Lilliott, eighth place; and Brandon
Osteen, tenth place.
Haley Osteen was also awarded
a swine showmanship award.
Taylor County also received the
swine herdsman group and
individual awards. The individual
awards were presented toiJaren and
Jaren Murphy, Janae, Murphy
and Baillie Brown placed second
overall in the Livestock Judging
One local 4-H'er also took part
in the Steer Show on Wednesday
night. Baillie Brown showed her
steer weighing in at 1,111 pounds,
placing fourth in the weight class.
The participants would like to
give special thanks to all the
sponsors of the swine and steers at
this year's show.
These sponsors provide financial
incentives for the youth at the
livestock auction. The auction is
the culmination of the three-day
Graham and Katelyn Lynn
54th annual North
Show & Sale
The girls take a break
Miss Capital City Victoria Woods
Woods crowned Miss
Tallahassee Teen USA
Victoria Woods was named Miss Capital City/Tallahassee Teen USA
2009 during ceremonies held Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Museum of Florida
History in Tallahassee.
The high school senior is the daughter of Paul and Rosemary Edwards
Woods of Tallahassee. She is the granddaughter of "Speck" and Janie
Edwards, and Mary Parker, all of Perry.
Woods will compete in the Miss Florida Teen USA program later this
6th annual bluegrass
festival set Apr 4-5
The sixth annual Florida State 7
Bluegrass Festival is only four
weeks away and organizers say "it
will be the best ever!"
The best in bluegrass will take -'
the stage at Forest Capital Park
Friday, April 4, and Saturday, a
Weekend passes are $10 and are
available at the Perry/Taylor
County Chamber of Commerce.
Headlining this year's
entertainment line-up is Cadillac
Sky joined by Charlie Sizemore,
Randy Kohrs, Carrie Hessler &
Hard Rain, Ernie Evans &
Southern Lite, New Grass
Generation, The Wilson Family,
and Pure & Simple.
Coordinated by the chamber,
title sponsors for the event are
Progress Energy and Timberland
Ford of Perry.
The Perry Rotary Club will also
hold its annual chili cook-off in
conjunction with the bluegrass
festival; entry forms will also be
available at the chamber. Cadillac Sky
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Woods Creek
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays,. noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Monday of each
month, noon, Heavenly Floors.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at Jerkins
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday,
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third'
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third Wed.,
7 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry 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:
second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
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
County Commission: first Mon. and third
Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs., 9
a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719 South
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.,
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 Courncil: second
Wed., 5 p.m., Chamber of Commerce.
Business Network International (B.N.I):
every Tuesday, 7:30-9 a.m., Hampton Inn.
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
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 of Taylor County:
second Thursday of every month, 5:30 p.m.,
at Rosehead Junction.
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the
district building on Beach Road.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, second 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,
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
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
ministry 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
Anonymous: Tuesday, 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.;
and Saturday, 8 p.m. Hri'ig-i House,
317 N. Orange Street.
The Way: (faith-based 12-step group for
addicts and alcoholics) TiL .:da% 7:30 p.m.,
and Friday, 7 p.m. All meetings are held at
the Serenity House, 1824 N, Jit.r.['.n 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: fist Tues.,
7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Center St.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Thursday at 1159 Roberts Aman Road,
7 p.m. For i iiiihiii.ii please call
VFW Post #9225: second Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).
To add your organization to the
community calendar, please e-mail:
B-2 TaCO Times March 5, 2008
A GREAT LIFE WONDERFULLY LIVED
Letters to the Editor
Support sought for family facing surgery
Dear Editor: of an eight-month-old, which suggestions will be much
My name is Linda Randell, I needs to be with her, her 82-year- appreciated. I will volunteer and
,ave been made awareof.achild in old father who-,lives with her tandw.do Araalever needs. to be done
'Perr that needs some help with will have to be [here, Andtie otheil beft'or'i'he ehent! I just need some
expenses. Shirley Blaske is a 14 children. The mother works but help in raising funds for this
yearr old with scoliosis and will be will have to be off this week so the family. Thank you for your time
having rods put in her back in funds for going are also needed to and consideration of this family
March staying five days in the help- with bills, as well as motel need. I can be reached at 223-
hospital in Gainesville. and meal expenses. 1448.
The mother and family consist Any fundraiser ideas and Linda. Raindall
New account established for donations
I am the mother of a special
needs child who has to have major
back surgery at the end of March.
I also have an 82-year-old father
who I take care of, and six other
children. This surgery is going to
put me out of work for a while, as
well as traveling expenses to
Gainesville to have to stay for a
week with my family, children and
I would like to ask anyone in the
community for any small monetary
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
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Thank you for any help in the
Friends of the
Dear Editor: ,
Last summer the Friends of the
Taylor County Public Library held
a short story contest.
While we hoped to have a good
response from the community, the
response we received was well
beyond our expectations. Taylor
County should be proud of the
many aspiring authors it has
within its borders.
We would like to recognize all
of the writers who submitted
Joyce M. Wurgler, Barbara
Childers, Liska Gooding, Robert
L. Fremont, Sorita Dunnell, Linda
Sheffield, Elvena Johnson, Naomi
Sharp, Alice Simmons, Karen
Lawrence, Linda Yates, Logan
Parker, Katie Holden, CarrieBeth
"- Please see page 3
Tax incentives for
The B*yd Report: renewable energy
Congressman 'Allen Boyd
recently supported the Renewable
Energy and Energy Conservation
Tax Act of 2008 (HR 5351),
landmark legislation that will make
significant new investments in
renewable energy sources, create
hundreds of thousands of new jobs,
and help to end our dependence on
foreign oil. The Renewable
Energy and Energy Conservation
Tax Act is a fiscally responsible
bill that invests in renewable
energy without adding to the
"This legislation marks a major
investment in innovation and
American job creation while still
adhering to the fiscally responsible
pay-as-you-go budget rules," said
"By investing in renewable
energy sources, we can help to
reduce our reliance on
foreign sources of energy and put
our country on a path
to more affordable,
stable fuel sources."
The Renewable Energy and
Energy Conservation Tax Act
' extends and expands tax incentives
for renewable electricity, energy,
and fuel, as well as for plug-in
hybrid cars and energy efficient
i homes, buildings and appliances.
The legislation also includes clean
renewable energy bonds for
electric cooperatives and public
power providers, like those in
North Florida, to finance facilities
that generate electricity from
renewable sources. To pay for
renewable energy incentives, HR
5351 repeals. unnecessary tax
subsidies and loopholes only for
large, integrated oil companies
through narrowly targeted
"Let's innovate, not mandate,
and that's exactly what this
legislation is about-providing the
incentives for the private sector to
lead our nation to energy
independence," Boyd stated.
"There is no doubt that ending
our dependence on foreign oil and
'utilizing renewable energy sources
will make onr country and our
economy stronger, and this bill gets
us closer to those goals."
The Renewable Energy and
Energy Conservation Tax Act has
been endorsed by various
renewable energy, agricultural,
rural electric and environmental
groups, including the American
Council on Renewable Energy, the
National Farmers Union, Florida
Power & Light Company, the
National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association, and the
League of Conservation Voters.
5 hours of Philosophy
By SUSAN H. LINCOLN
Even though I prefer to be driven, like don't begin to suggest that they
Miss Daisy, I have found that traveling understand everything, or anything,
alone affords me time to exercise my about parenting. Parents who believe
brain--you know, like walking the dog. It they can fix other people's children (and
can jump here, wonder/wander in we have all been those, parents at one
another direction, flip back 120'years, -timie -d andth.r), eari'yf .ha e 'riot
leap forward six more or just run in exercised their brains enough, and really
place., should take a trip. Perhaps a long trip.
Sunday, I exercised my brain on I-10 Good parents realize that goodness
traveling east from Mobile, Ala., at 70 doesn't always begat goodness, and
miles an hour. In that short period of badness isn't necessarily terminal.
time, I got my money's worth out of Great parents offer no advice to others,
$3/gallon gas and earned a five-hour because the only thing they're sure of is
credit in philosophy. that you can't live long enough t6
Or, at least, I should have. understand it all.
The great questions of Life always The best parents just travel through
seem more answerable after a weekend life as the personification of gratitude,
away. I had been in the company of five saying, "Thank you, thank you, thank
college friends, and together, we had you," for all the hurdles they and their
made sense of the world, children have jumped, and all the
That's what friends are for. tragedies averted.
From Mobile to Pensacola, I From Marianna to Tallahassee,. -I
determined that the second 50 Years are embraced the realization that I cannot,
more treasured than the first 50. The retire...yet. I'm going'to try and be nice
second 50 are packed with meaning and about that, remembering that I should
accomplishment, survival stories and a not regret growing older; it is a privilege
fine cargo of experiences and memories, denied to many. I also hope to travel
Let's face it, everybody expects to live more (even if it's just to Shady Grove),
until 50. It's a horrible shock when eat more, walk more, laugh more and
others don't, or worse still, when you worry less (although I'm already worried
don't. But we all'expect it. The second about that last one).
50 years, however, seem more like a gift. Back in Perry, I got out of the car and
They are more special because we don't realized that the brain's flexibility is the
see them as a certainty, compensation for the body's lack
This is a strange phenomenon which thereof in the second 50 years. My
can't be denied, and probably can't be knees didn't work right, and my neck
changed either, but until you live long was stiff from sleeping on a different
enough to appreciate Life, you can't pillow, in a different bed, at a different
appreciate Life. I regret that the time and not enough.
previous sentence doesn't have the Clearly, the second 50 years are less
cadence to be embroidered on a pillow, forgiving of physical pains but
but I adamantly believe it to be true. .infinitely more forgiving about
From Pensacola to Marianna, I realized everything else.
that the only parents worthy of awards, Is that why men and women over 50
on this side of the moon, are those who are so attractive?
Susan H. Lincoln recently published her first book, "When Mimosas Bloom," a collection of 55 of her favorite newspaper
columns. Copies of the book can be purchased locally at The Book Mart, or online at Amazon.com.
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B-3 Taco Times March 5, 2008
On Tuesday, March 11
Band will hold a 'meet-and-greet'
Tuesday, perform at Relay in April
The Drive Home, the pop-rock
band from Florida International
University in Miami that will be
providing live entertainment at this
year's Relay For Life, will be here
Tuesday, March 11, for a meet-
and-greet and the community.
Entertainment Chair Donna
Sprigle has arranged a time for the
community to meet the young
entertainers in person from 3 until
5 p.m. at Sonic Drive-In on
The Drive Home has been
described as a "high-spirited, fun,
fresh and clean group with
something for everyone."
"The community is invited to
come to Sonic Drive-In and meet
the band," Sprigle said. "It is at a
time when young people can come
"Bring your camera and
autograph books to get the most
out of this time with this up and
Event Chair Jessica Turnmire
encourages the community to "turn
out and show this great band how
much we are looking forward to
The Relay For Life event, which
raises money for the American
Cancer Society, will be held
Friday, April 25, at the Taylor
County High School track.
Redhats partner with Pizza Hut K K
Miami-based band, The Drive Home, will be in Perry Tuesday, March 11, to meet with the
community before returning in April for the Relay For Life.
The Roseheads of Perry, chapter 2207 of the Red Hat Society, invite
everyone to enjoy their favorite Pizza Hut meal on Thursday, March 6,
between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. "By presenting a coupon, 20 percent of
the price of your order will be donated to the American Cancer Society,
whether you dine in or take out," said Martelle Shiver, captain of the Red
Hatters Relay For Life team.
Members of the Red Hats will be out in their red and purple, presenting
coupons that night. "You and Pizza Hut can help us help the American
Cancer Society," she reminds. "Please come enjoy a delicious meal."
NFCC rocket club participates in Florida Winter Nationals
Amateur rocket enthusiasts at
North Florida Community College
(NFCC) took in the event of the
year--the 2008 Florida Winter
Nationals: SmokeRise II--in West
Club sponsor Terry Zimmerman,
NFCC students and supporters
took the club's new bright red
trailer filled with rockets and
launch equipment to participate in
the event held last month.
Sponsored by the Florida
Tripoli West Palm, the event
attracted hundreds from all over
the Southeast and involved nearly
400 launches of rockets.
Those travelling to West Palm
were students Andrew Martin
(Madison), Nathan Marini (Live
Oak), Tony Fluriach (Live Oak),
Taylor Rykard (Madison), Houston-
Whitfield (Perry) and Teresa Wren,
Rounding out the group were
Robert Hallock, recent NFCC
graduate, Don Houston, Lake City
pharmacist and Rocket Club
supporter, and club sponsor Terry
The NFCC contingent launched
three rockets including a "drag
race" competition for launch
duration and the first hybrid launch
of the event. Hybrid rockets are
propelled by solid motors with
liquid fuel oxydizers:
Highlight of the Winter
Nationals was the launch of the
Black Dragon, the largest P-motor
class rocket in Florida. The bright
orange and black rocket soared to
15,000 feet powered by 2,500
pounds of thrust.
Letters to the Editor
Contest showcased local writers
According to- Zimmerman, the
initial cost of building a rocket can
be expensive, but the rockets
themselves are reuseable,
especially if they are retrieved after
a parachute landing.
The Sentinel Rocket Club,
which boasts a club membership
of 60 plus, regularly hosts
rocket launches in Madison
County the third Saturday of each
month and the public is always
The next launch is Saturday,
March 15, from 10:30 a.m. until
5:30 p.m. at the Cruce Farm on
Sanipala Lake Rd. off Hwy. 14
West from Madison.
LIBRARY endeavor, and we salute everyone
Continued from page 2 who submitted stories and the
courage it took to put their words
Nowlin, Cheyenne Dunnell, into the public eye.
Jessica Lay Shell..Bell, .Lyne -*. ,Tpjs qnp.st would. nelthai,;,
J:Iathcock,"' Hannah Iing, Iacie. been possible without generous
Griner; Kaylee Denmark, Tyler financial support from the Perry
Russell and Stephanie English. Rotary Club, Perry Kiwanis Club,
We recently announced that a Perry Optimist Club and Citizens
collection of the winning stories is State Bank, which allowed us to
now available for $5. We welcome award our prizes. We would also
anyone interested in reading "11 like to thank the Perry-Taylor
excellent stories from local authors County Chamber of Commerce for
to stop by the library and purchase its help in publishing our "Taylor
one. All proceeds benefit the County Tales" booklet and our
Friends organization and the judges for taking the time to read
library, all 24 stories we had submitted.
Writing can be a very personal The mission of the Friends of the
Library is to foster closer
relationships between the Taylor
County Public Library system and
the residents of Taylor County by
and use of the library, encouraging
library enhancement and
sponsoring programs which add to
the cultural life of the community.
Once again, we would like to
thank everyone involved with the
short story contest, which helped
us further our mission as well as
showcase many of our local
James Gross, president
Mark Viola, secretary
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In Memory of Willie Ann Glenn
August 12, 1956 ~ March 4, 2004
Asleep in Jesus "
Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep, From which none ever wakes
A calm and undisturbed repose, Unbroken by the last of foes.
Asleep in Jesus! 0 how sweet to be for such a slumber meet!
With holy confidence to sing that death lost his venomed 3
Asleep in Jesus! Peaceful rest, whose waking is supremely
No fear, no woe, shall dim that hour that manifests the
Asleep in Jesus! 0 for me, may such a blissful refuge be!
Securely shall my ashes lie, waiting the summons from on
I miss and love you, Your Mother Leola
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I want to thank everybody for coming to our
Auction. Don t forget we have an auction
every Friday night at the Sloans Auction at
1557 Carlton Cemetery Rd, in Perry. We
accept checks and credit cards 10% BP
Colonel Bonney Auctioneer. AU2021-
AB2011. So come on everybody#
Fat Goose Auction Estate auction Friday
in Chiefland at 6:30 p.m. Go to
www.auctionzip.com in the area for
Auctioneer ID# type in 12591 to view
listing and see photos. AB2565 10% BP,
for more info call Jim Morehead at
AUCTION HOUSE OF MADISON will be
having an auction this Saturday, march 8,
at 6:30.1693 SW Mosley Hall Rd. (CR360)
Madison, Florida (850) 973-2959.
MASTERCARD, VISA AND DEBIT
CARDS, HEATED / AC-COMFY SEATS.
'From Perry: Take RT 221 North to CR 360
(SW Mosley Hall Rd) Turn Right, go about
8 miles on the right. AU691-COL. RON
Peacocks male and female Call 843-1474
Turkeys Hens and Tom's. Call 843-1943
Viewsat Ultra $167, Coolsat 6000 $129,
Coolsat 6100 $159, Captive works 600S
Premium $119. Dishes from $29.99
Commercial -Grade Pressure Washer.
GX390 Honda Pressure washer, 13HP,
350psi, 2 yrs. old. Bought brand new for
$1499, asking $650. Call 352-210-1955.
60" Projection Screen HDTV. In perfect
condition. $700 Call 584-7701. after 5 or
Antique Dresser three mirrors, 4 drawers
$250 O.B.O.. Call 584-9012 and leave
For Sale Must Be Moved. Double Wide
Mobile Home. 3 Bed/ 2 Bath, Fireplace,
Dining room, Kitchen, and Living Room.
$12,500 Call 584-6925.
1991 Horton Single wide 2/1 14x52.
Central Heat and Air, stove and
refrigerator, good shape. $4000 and you
move. Call 850-584-8542.
New or Used Mobile Homes with No
money down for Land Owners. Call
Prestige Home Centers 1-800-477-2492.
2 mobile homes for sale must be moved.
2 BR/1 Bth 12x60 $3,995 O.B.O.
1 BR/1 Bth 12x50 $2,995 O.B.O. Ph. 838-
- $149 Bi-weekly will buy you a new 2 or 3
bd/2 bth mobile home Call Prestige Home
VA loans available with no money down!
Call Prestige Home Centers 1-800-477-
'98 Palm Harbor single wide 16x80 2b/2b,
excellent condition, large family room, new
laminate wood flooring, kitchen appliances
included, $15,800/ must be moved, 584-
Y Ard S Sale S 8 am.J !u1t1 at"TII 1M9
Yard Sale Saturday 8 a.m. uFtil.at 1919 FREE .5 year old male Beagle, fixed, DEAL OF A LIFETIMEI
N. US 221. Behind Perry's First Church of house trained. Call 584-2675. I moved out of area and must sell,
God. Look for signs. 3/5 beautiful, newly constructed, never lived
3/5-3/7 in, 2 bd/1 bath, 1,000 sq.. ft. steel master
Yard Sale, Friday & Saturday, 8-2 p.m. 305
E. Pace Dr. Health Rider and Flex Plus
Complete, tools, small kitchen
appliances, ladies clothes, toys, material
& patterns, men's shoes and boots, size
14, other household items.
GIFTS OF GRACE
STORE WIDE CLEARANCE
ALL OF MARCH.
*1/2 off store items
*10% off consignment items
*20% off new Legendary White Tail Line
*20% off store Wedding & Evening Gowns
Our new Spring anL Summer Hours are
Tues. Sat. 12:00 5:00. We take 10 items
for 6 months on consignment. Check out
our free rack & $1.00 rack. We do accept
donations. 106 E. Main St. 584-7770
Top Prices Paid for Junk Cars & Trucks.
Harris Parts and Salvage. 584-6127.
New 28x70 3 bd/2 bth Re
Home. Only $79,995 inc. 0D
up. Call Prestige Home C
home, all new appliances, off of Spring
Warrior Rd. 1.5 mi. from Gulf, 1+ acres of
cleared partially fenced property w/paved
drive, appraised at $100,000 selling for
$69,000 O.B.O. For more information call
Land for Sale by owner 4.6 acres on
Econfina River at Shady Grove. $44,500
ealCedar Log WANT TO BUY
elivery and set iWANTTO BU I
WANT TO BUY
A Old Fireplace Brick ]
Gold (scrap) ~ Diamonds ~ Old Comic Books
Coins (silver) & Paper Money ~ Taylor County Memorabilia
Bedroom Dining Room Living Room Bedding .
Prestige Home Center
The Only Factory Outlet on the West Coast
NO "DOUBLE TALK" WITH OUR ADVERTISING--
NO GAMES WITH OUR PRICES!
SAny New Home Purchased from Prestige Homes
Includes FREE Delivery & Set-Up PERIOD'
.-. 2 or 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
.. Exceeds New Gov't. Standards
Includes AC, Heat, Skirting & Steps
No Down Payment for Landowners!
(60 Other Homes to Choose From!)
Eggs are Cheaper in the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
N. Hwy. 19, Chiefland 800-477-2492
1941 &before 1974 1994
1945 1976 1995
1946 1979 1996
1947 1981 1997
1948 1982 1998
1952 1983 1999
1961 1984 2000
1963 1985 2001
1964 1986, 2002
1965 1987 2003
1966 1990 2004
1967 1991 2005
1968 1992 2006
1972 1993 2007
Also want any annual
from Jerkins High School
Suwannee River Park Estates 2
lots,' perfect for camping, sme
mobile home or investment. 10
from Suwannee River State I
boating/fishing. $9k Steve (850)2;
Owner Sale 112 McCall St. 3 B
Dine, L.R., back deck, large sto
Fenced back yard, new roof, $89
223-1382 or 584-4618.
For Sale By Owner Near Keat(
2,305 sq, ft, 2004 DWMH on 1.25
bedroom, '2.5 bath, central hi
decks, 'skirting, gutters, 2 car gai
shelter, heated in ground poo
back yard, gravel driveway, 2 we
tank, sprinkler system, water
REDUCED $155,000, call 850-
MOVING OUT OF STAT
House 5 BD/1 B 602. Jeffersi
House 3B/1 B B-602 W. Bacon
Will consider owner Financing
Down Payment. 584-4678.
40acre farm south of Lake City,
175, 38mi. from Gainsville,
planted pines, 2 barns, deep w
$13,750 per acre. Call 850-223-
2/2 Waterfront home near Keat
DRASTICALLY REDUCED from
to $160,000. Cute 2 Story Homrn
Owner very motivated! Call Debt
at Sun & Stars Realty 223-184
FOR LEASE OR'SALE: Charmir
3/1 home, central heat/air, al
newly painted with updated cc
oak hardwood floors and tile th
screened porch, Ig deck, fruit
trees, all on t acre. Home is in ir
condition, ready to move intc
cleaning or repairs necessary
feel but close to all shopping. N
children, 1 or 2 adults only. $65
sec/damage dep. or $110,000 to
584-3681 for appi
2 acres at Shady Grove, Store
residential. $89,900 All Realty
Land for sale, 221 North Betwe
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker F
lots with paved roads. Owner
available. Please call (386) 65
r/1 B, kit-
+ acres, 4
WOO DRIDGE' APARTMENTS
Immediate openings for 1 & 3 BR HC and
Non-HC accessible apartments HUD
vouchers considered. Equal Housing
Opportunity. Office hours are 8:00 5:00
Mon. -Thurs. Call 850-584-5668. 709 W.
Church St. Perry, FL 32348. TDD 711
Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. Call
Select Group Realty @ 850-584-4401
Il, fenced Commercial Building for .Lease
alls, septic town building Brand new. 10
softener, including receptionist area anc
578-3094 area. All internet and phon'
handicap accessible bathroom. N
Call Select Group Realty-at 850-5
E Steinhatchee Place Resort Fur
on St. and 2 bedroom Condos for Rei
Lewis Drive $750. Included in price Wate
St. internet and hot tub in Steinhatc
with Large 1-352-498-7740.
2 mi. from 1 & 2 bedroom apartments availU
17 ac. in 584-6666
ell asking 112/5tfWO
2627 or 1- Westgate Motel Rooms available
Refrigerator, microwave, 7TV
_. AC/Heater. Everything include
weekly or $40 daily tax included
also available.) 1627 S. Bynr
Rooms available, at Skyla
everything, included from Mon
required $45 deposit, $165 wee
daily tax included. 317 N. Byi
Southern Villas of P
Looking For Applica
Rental assistance available
vouchers accepted. 1 & 2 BR H
HC accessible apartments. Offi
j are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Mon-Thurs.
584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315 Pu
Perry, Fl, 32347. Equal
1) Apt. For Rent. 2 Room furnis
Satellite TV, utilities paid, 1 or 2
children, no pets. $140 per wee
on Beach. deposit. Call 584-2199.
i $210,000 3/5-3/14
ie on Sea.
by-loward For Rent 3 Br/2 Ba Mobile Hoi
19 or 386- central H/A $500 month, $250
references required. 838-0949
ng cottage 3 bed/2 bath home in quiet neig
Sinteriors, rea off Cedar St. $650 plus deposit.
and oak 3/5-3/7
immaculate Large 1Bd/1 Bath Duplex. Cent
o with nt Heat, wood floors, full kitchen, rc
o pets, no bathroom, laundry hookup, ceil
0/mo plu $475 month, 1st, last & sec. 850-8
o buy. Call 3/5-3/7
ication. 3 bed/2 bth House small bedrock
front plus 1 Mobile Home $500 per month
een Shiloh Commercial building for sale 13,5
Rd. 1 acre Old Badcock Furniture building.
financing 584-5891 Pete Fortner.
8-1346 or 3/5ff BC.
Would you like to earn
have to do overnight hauls?
If so, call us at
Must have a Class "A" CDL with Hazmat
and Tanker endorsement.
Apartment for Rent 1 bed/1 bath 606
Orange St. $450 deposit + $450 per month.
TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY.
Call in Roll Off Site Attendant(Beaches &
Steinhatchbe area) $6.68'hr.
Temporary Mosquito Truck Driver/Sprayer
- $8.04 hr.
Jab descriptions and applications can be
obtained from www.taylorcontygov.com or
One Stop Mobile Unit located in the K-Mart
Parking Lot on Wednesdays 9 a.m. 6
p.m. or at 502 N. Center Street Perry, FL
on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8 a.m. -
2 p.m. Positions are open until filled.
Taylor County Board of County,
Commissioners is an EOE, VP, DT,
background check employer.
Maintenance Seeking organized person
who can do basic electrical problem
solving for commercial appliances, a/c,
heating, ice machines, dishwasher, etc.
Also must be able to do plumbing, drywall,
and mechanical work, Full time working
supervisor position for 60 bed skilled
nursing center. Must fit into a team style of
work environment and be'comfortable
working with elderly and handicapped
individuals. Apply at/send resume to
Richard Wisdahl, Lafayette Health Care
Center, 512 W. Main St., Mayo, FL 32066.
thly $550 Trane is seeking dependable & motivated
kly or $40 AC Technician and apprentice for service
ron Butler work at Pulp Mill in Perry. For FT Day shift
position. Great benefit package. Call
Jamie at 850-838-1989 for more
e. HUD Florida Department of Transportation has a
C & non- vacancy in Taylor County for the following
ce hours position:
Call 850- Position Number: 55004474 .
ickett Rd, Working Title: Senior Heavy Equipment
Closing Date: 03/10/08
ContaotPerson: 'Summerr Hayden of
shed apt. Theresa Kuhn at (850)838-5800
adults No For "more information concerning job
k + $140 descriptions requirements and to apply on-
line go to :
i I. eopii rsi .mviiy uior Ia.com tlU uiion. ii
You may also call 1-877-562-7287. If you
need an accommodation because of a
disability in order to participate in the
application/selection process, please
notify the contact person in advance. We
hire only U.S. Citizens and lawfully
authorized alien workers. For applicants
claiming Veterans Preference, please fax
your DD214 to People First @ 904/636-
2627. The Department of Transportation is
an Equal Employment Opportunity.
Affirmative Action, Drug Free Workplace
Help Wanted Badcock Home Furniture
and More is hiring for 2 positions.
Sales/warehouse person needed must be
able to handle all duties required with both
jobs. Must be 21 years old. Good license.
Setup and delivery person must be 21
years old. Good license record. No phone
calls Apply in person.
We are in a major expansion mode. Part of
Citigroup. Accelerated Vice President
Training Program in 8-10 months. Average
Income is $102,000 a year. Get started on
s part-time basis. Its time to make a better
life for you and your family. Call Mr. Parker
B-4 The Taco Times March 5, 2008
Est. grown weight
3 1/2 to 5 1/2 Ibs.
Will be ready to go
with health certificates
March 15. $850 "^"-^
584-9882 or 843-2155 (cel
The City of Perry
is hiring for the following
Req< Must have a valid Florida
Drivers License and possess a
minimum of a Class "C" Wastewater
Treatment Plant Operator Certificate
as issued by the State of Florida.
Salary Range: $14.20-$18.13
Applications are available:
Online: Applications and job
Descriptions are available at
(Register as a job seeker. Search in Taylor County.
Click on desired position.)
Send printed and completed
Application via mail to:
200 West Base Street, 2nd Floor
Madisbn, FL 32340
Fax: (850) 973-9757
Employment Cionections Mobile Unit
Wednesday's from 8 00 am to 5 00 pm in the
Kmart parking lot (1809 S Byron Butler Pkwy.)
Employment Connections Madison Office
Located at 200 W. Base St. Madison, FL 32340
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
MOTIVATED SELLERS NEED BUYERS!
Buy now while rates are great!
.105 Seminole Rd., Pine Ridge Subdivision 3 BR, 2 BA, Lovely brick home on 1.41-acre lot, beautifully landscaped with a back yard
lush with oaks and azaleas. Large-detached workshop. 1,965 sq. ft. $185,000. Owners want an offer!
209 Dogwood Way, Glenridge Subdivision 3BR, 2BA brick home with charm on pretty 1-acre lot. Finished detached lady's craft
room (or office) attached to a Man's Woodwork Workshop! Seller moved and needs offers! $175,000.
308 Glenridge Rd., Glenridge Subdivision 4 BR, 2 BA brick home with pool, fenced. Great location and wonderful house. 2,538 sq.
ft. on .82-acre lot. REDUCED to $259,900 RELO Firm says SELL!
3795 Dove Lane, Kinsey Woodland Subdivision 3 BR, 2 BA SWMH on 3 acres land, secluded. Just a few miles to gulf. Excellent
fishing & hunting in area. 1,216 sq. ft. $80,000.
14129 S. Gulf Manor, Ocean Pond Subdivision You must see this one! 4 BR, 2 BA custom built DWMH with lots of upgrades and
large rooms. Screen porch & detached garage, 2,356 sq. ft, & on 2.37-acre lot. $149,500 Owner ready to sell & wants offer.
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.
CATO in Perry is now accepting '04' Mitsubishi Galant Fully loaded Call
applications for part-time associates. Must 838-5968.
be sales motivated. Retail experience 3/5-3/21
referred. No phone calls, please.
BIG TOP MANUFACTURING Now HIRING
C.A.D. Operator-Seeking--Dedicated and
motivated individual to be a 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.
Tallahassee Office looking for
a F/T experienced
Assists in examination and
treatment of patients under
the direction of a Physician or
Nurse Practitioner. Interviews
patients, measures vital signs
(i.e., pulse rate, temperature,
blood pressure, weight, and
height), and records information
on patients' charts. May. be
required to draw and collect
blood samnples from patients
and prepare specimens for
a high school diploma and
medical assistant certificate
and 2-3 years of experience in
a related field. Experience in
primary care practice desired.
We offer competitive salary
and benefits, including 401(k),
medical/dental, life and long-
term disability insurance, and
paid time off.
Please fax your resume to:
Must be able to pass a drug
screen and background check.
PIT,-% \ REGciONAL
RN Supervisor Part-time for weekends
LPN PRN All Shifts.-
We are small, but are a part of a wonderful
company with caring individuals who. have
a desire to improve the lives of our
Resi6entaid StaffirGa 850-9734880F.noJ
Ask for Peggy Powers.'D.O.N. Maidisohn
Experienced groomer needed in Perry -
part time to full. For more information call
Director of Government Relations and
This part-time position serves as the North
Florida Community College's liaison to
the Florida Legislature and works closely
with the President to develop NFCC's
annual legislative agenda. Qualifications:
Advanced degree preferred plus current
.working knowledge of Florida Legislature
procedure. For more details see our,
website at www.nfcc.edu.
The Boys & Girls Club of North Florida
(Jerkins Branch) is now accepting
.applications for part time program staff
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
Avon Reps Needed! How would you like to
be your own boss? Start your own
business. I can show you how. $10 start-
up kit. Call BJ Today! 850-584-6289 or
Shipping Manager needed for J & J
Equipment. Pay based on skill Fax
resume to 850-584-7566.
busy accounting Tirm nas position for
Admin. Asst. / Bookkeeper. AA Degree or
experience required. Must be proficient in
internet, Microsoft Office, Excel, and Word
applications. Good communication skills
and typing skills required. Position
requires self-motivation, organizational
skills, and be dependable. Health
insurance and retirement plan available.
Send resume to P.O. Box 1344, Perry, FL
'2000' INFINITY 130, white ext./tan inter.,
95k miles. asking $9,500 ex. shape, also
a '2002' Mitsubishi Montero Sport, white
ext. gray inter. 17,500 mi. $8,900. Both are
all power. Call (cell) 850-371-2399 or
(home) 850-578-2407 code 6945
1999 Ford Ranger Extended Cab 6 cyl..
straight shift, outstanding -shape Well
maintenance, new tires, battery many
more. REDUCED TO S39,000 Call 850-
1999 Dodge PU 4x4 new trans., exc.
1994 Ford Ranrige 4 cyl.. 5 spd great gas
mileage, exc. shape S1600 or trade. Call
'99' Chevy Tahoe 4x4, leather, heated
seats, CD player, $5,500 must seil. 838-
2004 Ford F150 wheel drive, Ext. cab
$17,500 Call 584-2831.
1997 Black F-150 Extended Cab 3 DR,
step-side, A/C, CD, Fiberglass Tona
Cover, Dependable & Reliable
Transportation. Asking $3,800 080 Call
584-9136 Leave msg.
Boat w/motor and trailer, trolling motor acc.
included Call 843-1943 or 843:1941.
BOAT FOR SALE
1999, 204 21' Angler center console
w/115 saltwater Johnson, SS prop,
bimini top, new VHF, new cd player and
marine speakers, Interphase fish finder,
Sitex GPS, Tandem axle galvanized
Performance trailer w/guides. Trailer
never put in saltwater. Great offshore,
inshore, cruise boat. Cheap on fuel. Very
low hours. Garage kept. Looks and runs
like a new one. $9,400 OBO/ Trade.
(850) 584-8563 or(352) 356-0268.
J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We
also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280.
Firewood for sale.
TREE REMOVAL/STUMP GRINDING
Tree Surgery Landscaping
52 Bucket Truck .-
Licensed & Insured/All Work Guaranteed
Lowest Prices in the Area
John Seasock, owner 850-584-2027
Registered Nurse wants to work. 30 years
experience; Call Beth Dees RN at 584-
Ashby Mowing getting started in area.
NEED HELP? TLC for your elderly loved
one. Cooking, errands, light cleaning. 17
years experience. Ref. Avail. 584-5165
Please leave message.
Residential Swimming Pool Cleaning.
One time service or weekly rates
available. Matthew J. Lorentz 223-2164 or
Bush Hogging,, Grading and Tree
Removal. Call Bill at 578-2379.
Hi, Taylor County! Chad H. Dees Lawn
Care is licensed and insured. Call for free
estimates. Chad H. Dees Lawn Care -
850-584-8959. Chad H. Dees, owner.
& CARPET CLEANING
Dries in 3-4 hours
Tile Floors -~
Pet Odors ~ -
A to Z Farm and Lawn Service
Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
dump truck service, harrowing, bush hog
mowing,- rake work, dirt leveling and.
complete lawn service. Call 584-6737.
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
In the Circuit Court in and for Taylor
Case No. 62-2007-CA-289-A-01
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, As Trustee
under the- pooling and servicing
agreement dated as of March 1, 2003,
ABFS Mortgage Loan Trust 2003-1
Jerrod Wesley Walker; Unknown spouse
of Jerrod Wesley Walker; American
Central Home Equity, Inc., and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by, through
and under any of the above named
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that ithe
undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Taylor County, Florida, will on the 20th
day of March, 2008, at 11:00 o'clock
A M. at the TaylorCounty Courthouse,
108 N. Jefferson Street, In Perry, Florida
32347. offer for sale and sell at public
outcry to the highest and best bidder for
cash, the following-described property
situate in Taylor County, Florida:
PARCEL C: (New Parcel)
Commence at the NE corner of section
11, T55, R7E and run N 89, degrees 58
minutes 46 seconds W along the section
line (bearing Base). A distance of 680.54
feet to the NW corner of the E 1/2 of NE
1/4 of NE 1/4: Thence S 2 degrees 20
minutes 30 seconds W, o distance o!
,589.7'8 feet to the Point of Beginning:
Thence S 2 degrees 20 minutes 29
seconds W a distance of .746.59 feet:
Thence N 89 degrees 57 minutes 25
seconds E, a distance of 302.06 feet:
Thence N 2 degrees 18 minutes 44
seconds E, a distance of 666.98 feet:
thence N 75 degrees 07 minutes 15
seconds W, a distance of 308.83 feet to
the Point of Beginning. Said parcel is
located in the E 1/2 of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4
olsection; i, TI. r'-E, Taylqr County,.
pursuant to the final judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style
of which is indicated above.
Any person of entity claiming an interest
in the surplus, If any, resulting from the
foreclosure sole, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens,
must file a claim on same with the Clerk.
of Court within 60 days after the
Run your ad STATEWIDE! You
can run your classified ad in over
100 Florida newspapers for $475.
Call this newspaper or (866)742-
1373 for more details or visit: www.
GIGANTIC 4-Day Auction March
12, 13, 14, 15, 2008 Montgomery,
Alabama (152) Single, Tandem &
Tri-Axle Dumps, (117, Are 2007-
2005) Mack, Sterling (3) 2007 Mack
Roll Off Trucks, Truck Tractors,
Lowboys, (84) Crawler Loaders
& Tractors, (67) Excavators, (61)
Motor Graders & Scrapers, (38)
Backhoes, (41). Rubber Tired
Loaders, Articulating Dumps,
Compactors Grinders, Forklifts,
Paving, Skidders, Feller Bunchers,
Log Loaders, Farm Tractors J.M.
Wood Auction Co., Inc. (334)264-
'3265 Bryant Wood AL LIC #1137.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you
earn $800 in a day? 30 Machines,
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Cars for Sale
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars
from $500! Tax Repos, US Marshall
and IRS sales! Cars, Trucks,
SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's, Chevy's,
more! For Listings Call (800)706-
Satellite Receivers Viewsat Ultra
$167, Coolsat 6000 $129, Coolsat
6100 $159, Captive works 600S
Premium $119. Dishes from $29.99
Witness my hand and official seal of said
Court this 20th day of February, 2008.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration at 108 N
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347,
telephone (850) 838-3506, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the proceeding
If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-
8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marti Lavalle
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS CUMULATIVE
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND THE TAYLOR
COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENT AND REMEDIAL
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS)
IN COMPLIANCE DOCKETNO.07-RI- NOI-
The Department issues this cumulative
notice of intent to find the Taylor County
Comprehensive Plan Amendmenl
adoptedby Ordinance No (s). 2005-13
on November 17,2005 and the remedial
amendments) adopted by Ordinance
2007-14 on December 18,2007 IN
COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections
163.3184, 163.3187 and 163.3189, FS.
The adopted Taylor County
Comprehensive Plan Amendment and
the Department's Objections,
Recommendations, and Comments
Report, (if any), are available for public
inspection Monday through Friday,
except for legal holidays, during normal'
business hours, at the Office of the
County Administrqtor, 201 East Green
Street, Perry, Florida 32347..
Any. affected person, as defined in
Section 163.3184, F.S., has a right to
petition for an administrative hearing to
challenge the proposed agency
detennination that the Remedial
Amendments are In Compliance, as
defined in Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S.
The petition must be filed within twenty-
one (21) days after publication of this
notice, and must include all of the
information and contents described in
Unifonn. Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. The
petition must be filed with the Agency
Clerk, Department of Community Affirirs,
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard,
Tallahassee. Florida 32399-2100 and a
copy mailed or delivered to the local
government. Failure to timely file a
petition shall constitute a waiver of any
right to request on administrative
proceeding as a petitioner under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If a
petition is filed, the purpose of the
administrative hearing will be to present
evidence and testimony and forward a
recommended order to the
Degrtme.o .I( j petiti]ois filed, this
-'"' N tide b) rWitf6'sddlf become final
If a petition is filed, other affected
persons may petition for leave to
intervene in the proceeding. A petition
for Intervention must be tiled at least
twenty (20) days before the final
hearing and must include all of the
information and contents described in
Unifonn Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition
for leave to intervene shall be flied at
the Division of Administrative Hearings,
Department cf Administration, 1230
Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3060. Failure to petition to
intervene within the allowed time frame
constitutes a waiver of any right such a
person has to request a hearing under
Sections 120.569 and 120,57, F.S., or to
participate in thi administrative hearing.
After an administrative hearing petition is
timely filed, mediation is available
pursuant to Subsection 163.3 I 89(3)(a),
F S., to any affected person who is
made a party to the proceeding by
filing that request with the administrative
law judge assigned by the Division of
Administrative Hearings. The choice of
mediation shall not affect a party's right
to an administrative hearing
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