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Perry Newspapers
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Publication Date: October 22, 2008
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Two sections
47th Year, No. 43

Serving i .h'E. "

Teen charged with assault

Man, 50, dies rom beating

Inside today
"Forests Forever" is the
theme for this year's
Florida Forest Festival.
Inside today, you'll find our
special festival edition
which features a complete
rundown of festival events,
including "the World's
Largest Free Fish Fry," the
King Tree Parade and
the fabulous fireworks
display. (Above) Taylor
County Junior Miss
Shabrala Dunwoody, Little
Queen Abbey Snodgrass and
Little King Hunter Harvey
invite everyone to join them
in saluting the forest


Need a ride to the polls?
New Brooklyn Baptist Church is
coordinating transportation to the polls
for local voters.
Please call 584-5723 to take
advantage of this free service which is
offered to all registered voters, without
regard to race or political party
The message is, "How you vote is
your business, but please vote

Enter your plant!
Local gardeners are encouraged to
enter this year's horticulture show,
which is being held in conjunction with
the Florida Forest Festival. Container-
gcown plants and cut specimens (up-to
10 per person) must be entered
between 3 and 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct.
24. The show opens to the public on
Saturday at 1 p.m. in Forest Capital
For 'questions or copies of the
complete list of categories, please call
Inez Cone at 584-5288 or Judy Nowlin
at 584-4282.

Planning meeting set
Oct. 27
All Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Day Commemorative Committee
members, area youth directors and
interested persons are asked to
attend a planning meeting Monday,
Oct. 27.
The meeting will be held at Jerkins
Community Center, starting at 5 p.m.

Early voting continues at
the elections office
Early voting for the 2008 general
election continues at the elections
office. Voters are reminded that a
photo ID is required. Early voting will
continue through Nov. 1 (Saturdays
included). The general election will be
held Tuesday, Nov. 4.

All pre-sale armband tickets for the
carnival have been sold.Tickets will be
available at the gate for $17 each.




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A Taylor County teen has been
charged with aggravated
(domestic) battery after attacking
the man who had allegedly beaten
his mother during a domestic
dispute Thursday night, Oct. 16.
The man, Robert Sharer, 50,
died Sunday as a result of his
Brent Aaron Mathis, who turned

Federal aid

available for


hit by Fay

The Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) and
the State Emergency Response
Team has announced that federal
aid has been made available to
four Florida counties--including
Taylor--in the wake of Tropical
Storm Fay.,
Residents of Bradford, Clay,
Madison and Taylor counties who
suffered damage or loss as a result
of Fay can now register for
disaster assistance by FEMA toll-
free at 800-621-FEMA (3362).
The hard of hearing, deaf or
speech impaired may call the TTY
number at 800-462-7585 to apply.
Multilingual operators are
available to speak to applicants.
The toll-free telephone numbers
are open from 7 a.m. to midnight
dail, until further notice
Applicants may also register
online.at www.fema.gov.
A Disaster Reco\ery Center
opened Tuesday in Greenville to
help homeowners, renters and
businesses affected by Tropical
Storm Fay, recovery officials
The recovery center will operate
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through
Friday, Oct. 24. It will be closed
Saturday, Oct. 25, and Sunday,
Oct. 26, and will re-open Monday,
Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
daily, until further notice. The
center is located at Greenville
Women's Club, 145 SW Church
Ave., Greenville, FL 32331
Disaster assistance for eligible
individuals may include:
Grants to help pay for
temporary housing and home
repairs to make homes habitable.
Grants for serious disaster-
related expenses not covered by
Low-interest disaster loans
from the U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) for
homeowners, renters, businesses
of all sizes and private non-profit
organizations to cover losses not
,,-* Please see page 3

17 on Oct. 2, is being held in a
juvenile detention center in
Taylor County Sheriffs Office
(TCSO) deputies were first called
to a residence on Courtney Road
around 9:50 p.m. Thursday.
Upon their arrival, they made
contact with the girlfriend and her
son. The girlfriend had been badly

beaten, TCSO

Capt. Ron Rice

"The son admitted to the
deputies that once he came in and
saw the condition of his mother, he
'jumped' the guy responsible
(Sharer)," Rice continued.
"Later, around 10:18 p.m., the
police department received a
phone call regarding an

unresponsive male who had been
found in the parking lot at
Calhoun's Saloon. The man was
identified as Sharer."
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
EMS treated Sharer at the scene;
he was then flown by AirMedic
One to Tallahassee Memorial
"There was no brain activity and

Festival fashion
The Florida Forest Festival's dynamic brother-sister duo, Dawn Taylor and Mark Viola,
model this year's' official festival t-shirt. The shirts are .available at the festival office
(located adjacent to the-Charrrber of-C:,.-,--, :) :.,i.:: .;'. S t, osid-aIt Fores[ CadpTra"State
Park Saturday, Oct. 25.

Sharer died Sunday," Rice said.
Investigators have not
determined how Sharer got
from Courtney Road to Calhoun's
Saloon, which is located on
Hampton Springs Avenue (behind
The case is still under
investigation and grand jury
proceedings are anticipated.

98 Bar

a public


Citing concerns about the safety
and welfare of not only bar
patrons, but also passers-by, the
Perry City Council voted last
week to file a lawsuit asking a
judge to declare 98 Bar a public
nuisance and to order it closed.
The motion, made by Mayor
Emily Ketring and seconded by
Councilman Doug Everett, passed
with a 4-1 vote. (Councilman
Sylvester Harris voted against the
During the meeting last
Tuesday, bar owner Sonny Coke
told the council that he planned to
close the bar temporarily and
make security upgrades .as
recommended by police.
SThese .upgrades will include a
video-tape security system and
additional lighting outside the bar,
Please see page 2

Proposed new constitutional

amendments detailed for voters

Editor's Note: As the 2008 general
election nears, we begin a two-part
series on the constitutional
amendments appearing on the general
ballot. This first part will look at the first
three amendments, including the exact
wording that will appear on the ballot
as well as a balanced look at the pros
and cons of each amendment provided
by the non-partisan League of Women
Voters of Florida Education Fund, Inc.
Part Two of the series will be published
next week,
When Taylor County voters go
to the polls, they will be
confronted by six proposed
amendments to the Florida
One was proposed by the Florida
Legislature, one by the activist
group Florida4Marriage.org and
four by the Florida Budget and

Taxation Reform Committee.
Due to a previous constitutional
amendment passed by Florida
voters in 2004. all amendments
must receive 60 percent of the vote
to pass.
The Florida Supreme Court
struck three proposed amendments
from the ballot, numbers five.
seven and nine.
Section to be amended: Article I,
Section 2
Title: Declaration of Rights
Sponsor: Florida Legislature
Ballot language: "Proposing an
amendment to the State
Constitution to delete provisions
authorizing the Legislature to
regulate or prohibit the ownership,
inheritance, disposition, and
possession of real properly by

aliens ineligible for citizenship."
Background: The Florida
Constitution provides that equal
rights are for all in Florida, but
includes an exception in which the
legislature can strip the right to
own property from "aliens
ineligible for citizenship." The
exception, which dates back to the
1920s, targeted Asian-American
immigrants and was common in
many states' laws. Today, only
New Mexico and Florida still have
the provision in their constitutions;
both states have ballot initiatives to
remove them.
Pro: The amendment would
removed an outdated and
discriminatory passage from the
Con: Constitutional action is not
necessary at this time because

there is no present Florida statute
prohibiting ownership of property
by aliens ineligible for citizenship.
Section to be amended: Article I,
New Section
Title: Florida Marriage
Protection Amendment
Sponsor: Florida4Marriage.org
Ballot language: "This
amendment protects marriage as
the legal union of only one man
and one woman as husband and
wife and provides that no other
legal union that is treated as
marriage or the substantial
equivalent thereof shall be valid or
"The direct financial impact this
amendment will have on state and
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rate falls to 7%

Community Newspersons of the Year
Don and Susan Lincoln, publisher and managing editor of the Taco Times and Perry
News-Herald, were named Community Newspersons of the Year by Florida Farm Bureau.
The two were recognized during the 2008 convention held recently at the Peabody Hotel in
Orlando with President John L. Hoblick, left, making the presentation, assisted by Kathy
Richardson, right, public relations program manager for Florida Farm Bureau. The Lincolns
were nominated by the local Farm Bureau committee and accompanied at the ceremony by
Helen Houck, Henry Davis and Auley Rowell, all longtime advocates of Florida agriculture.

Taylor County's unemployment
rate fell in September, the first
drop in the rate since April.
According to the Florida Agency
for Workforce Innovation (AWI),
the unemployment rate in the
county was 7.0 in September,
down from 7.3 in August.
The county's unemployment rate
increased 0.3 percent in August,
0.9 percent in July, 0.4 percent in
June and 1.2 percent in May.
September's numbers
represented 641 jobless out of a
labor force of 9,106, according to
For the month, Taylor had the
30th highest unemployment rate
out of Florida's 67 counties. In
August, Taylor was ranked 24th.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for September
was 6.6 percent. This represented
613,000 jobless out of a labor

force of 9,338,000. The
unemployment rate remained the
same as the revised August rate of
6.6 percent, but is up 2.4
percentage points from the
September 2007-rate.
Florida's August and September
unemployment rates were the
highest since October 1994, which
was also 6.6 percent. I
The state's rate was 0.5
percentage point higher than the
national unemployment rate of 6.1
Florida's annual nonagricultural
employment growth rate for
September 2008 was -1.4 percent.
representing a loss of 115,500 jobs
from September 2007. This
continued the trend of negative
over-the-year growth that began in
September 2007, primarily due to
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Security upgrades planned

Owner: 98 Bar closed temporarily

Start your holiday shopping early...
The Chamber of Commerce has the first in a series of commemorative
Chnst.nas ornaments available for purchase. The limited edition keepsakes are
$10 each.

Minimum wage

goes up Jan. 1

Florida's minimum wage will
increase to $7.21 per hour,
effective Jan. 1, 2009.
This is up from the $6.79 per
hour minimum wage in 2008.
In November 2004, Florida
voters approved a constitutional
amendment which created
Florida's minimum wage. Florida
law requires the Agency for
Workforce Innovation to calculate
a new minimum wage each year
and publish the new minimum
wage on Jan. 1. The current
minimum wage represents a 6.2
percent change in the federal
Consumer Price Index for urban
!wage earners and clerical workers
;in the South Region for the 12-
month period prior to Sept. 1.
In deciding whether the federal

or state minimum wage applies,
federal law directs that businesses
must pay the higher of the two.
The federal minimum wage will
increase to $7.25 on July 24, 2009.
On this date, Florida employers
must increase the minimum wage
from $7.21 to $7.25.
Employers must pay "tipped
employees" a direct wage. The
direct wage is calculated as equal
to the minimum wage ($7.21)
minus the 2003 tip credit ($3.02),
or a direct hourly wage of $4.19 as
of Jan. 1, 2009.
The Florida and federal
minimum wage will increase as
follows: $7.21--Jan. 1, 2009,
Florida new minimum wage;
$7.25--July 24, 2009 federal and
Florida new minimum wage.

98 BAR
Continued from page 1
he said.
Contacted this week, Coke said
he closed the bar Monday and was
working on making sure the extra
security measures were put in
Referencing a recent incident in
which a man was badly injured
outside the bar in what police
called a failed armed robbery
attempt, Ketring said, "I feel we
are chasing our tail. I want to pass
the gavel and make a motion to
move forward with declaring 98
Bar a public nuisance. I feel we
have a responsibility to the
"If we did that, we would start
the official time clock on seeing
that these recommended
improvements are made, right?"
Councilman Don Cook said.
City Manager Bob Brown
explained that the council would
control the timeline on the lawsuit.
"If you file the lawsuit, then the
city has up to 120 days to have the
owner served. Once he is served,
then there is a median process
before it reaches court," he said.
"Nobody is out to put you out of
business, but when there is a track
record of instances that are major
safety issues, then it becomes the
owner's responsibility to take
drastic measures to see that it
stops. This will just officially start
the clock," Councilman Everett
"We're taking a strong stand on
this," Ketring said.
"This is a bar and we all know
that things happen in a bar. What
would you consider a fair amount
of time in which you could say that
the bar is running in a smooth
fashion?" Coke asked.
"You've got to do something and
it's got to be done quickly. This
will start the clock," Cook said.
"What if he just closes the bar
temporarily until all this dies down

and before he re-opens, he has all
this in place?" Councilman Harris
"Each time I have closed the bar

it is because someone is acting
ugly. I'll close it temporarily until
they get their act together," Coke

Ketring moved forward with her
motion and, following the vote,
said, "The city has done its part
and hasn't stood by while these

English summit
Teachers, left to right, Lilly Brooks of Taylor County High School, Abigail Rodriguez of
Branford High School, Linda Simpson of Branford High School, Carolyn Simon of Hamilton
County High School and Catherine Cason of Hamilton County High School attended North Florida
Community College's English Summit Oct. 9. The summit, hosted by the NFCC English
Department, allowed area K-12 instructors to network with NFCC instructors and discuss
important topics in education. According to BHS's Abigail Rodriguez, the summit offered "a lot
of great ideas." In addition to participating in discussion sessions, the visiting instructors
toured NFCC's newly renovated College Preparatory Education Building, attended a Poetry
Alive! performance held in the NFCC Fine Arts Auditorium and enjoyed lunch in the NFCC Art
Gallery. NFCC sponsors a variety of educational summits each year to help share ideas and
foster communication between educators in NFCC's six-county service area.
,.. Mark your calendars...Breakfast with
Santa will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, this
year from 9-11 a.m. at the Perry Elks
The cost is $5 per child and
registration will begin on Nov. 15 at
Fairpoint Communications.
Space is limited and registration is

Areas that require immediate attention

Budget Management: We must operate within our means. We
cannot start each year with a deficit.

Education for all: We need to meet the needs of all of our students
from low performing to those who need acceleration.

Equal staffing for all schools and work sites. A balance of positions
and length of contract of employees staffing our schools.

Community Confidence: Our students deserve the best teachers,
the best education, the best athletic opportunities, the best after-school.
activities, the best opportunities to become a productive member of our
community, and the best leadership we can give them.

"I want to see us go from a surviving school district to a thriving
school district. The future of Taylor County is those students walking
our halls. We must give them the opportunity to develop the skills they
will need to meet the demands of the future."
Paul Dyal, candidate for
Taylor County Superintendent of Schools

Proven Leadership

Makes A Difference
Political Advertisement Paid For and Approved By Paul Dyal, Democrat, for Superintendent of Schools

A-3 Taco Times October 22, 2008

Would amendment impact the

rights of unmarried couples?

Continued from page 1
local government revenues and
expenditures cannot be
determined, but is expected to be
Background: This is the lone
citizens' initiative on this year's
ballot. Organized by John
Stemberger, an Orlando activist,
the amendment puts into the
constitution an existing Florida
statute which provides that
marriage is only recognized
between a man and a woman.
Pro: The amendment would
protect children by ensuring that
only one form of marriage,
between a man and a woman,
would ever be celebrated in
Florida. The Florida statute that
already provides for a single form
of marriage could be overturned on
constitutional grounds.
Con: A statute already provides
for a single form of marriage in
Florida. Health care and pension
benefit plans which cover
unmarried couples living together
and which are'not legally valid
may be adversely affected. Article
I of the Florida Constitution,

known as the Declaration of
Rights, establishes rights, but this
amendment would instead limit the
right to marry.
Sections to be amended: Article
VII, Sections 3 and 4; Article XII,
New Section
Title: Changes and
Improvements Not Affecting the
Assessed Value of Residential Real
Ballot language: "Authorizes the



Legislature, by general law, to
prohibit consideration of changes
or improvements to residential real
property which increase resistance
to wind damage and installation of
renewable energy source devices
as factors in assessing the
property's value for ad valorem
taxation purposes.
"Effective upon adoption, it
repeals the existing renewable
energy source device exemption
no longer in effect."
Background: The amendment
would allow the legislature to pass
a law that would prohibit
property appraisers in the state
from increasing a property's
assessment for tax purposes based
on improvements designed to
improve hurricane safety or the
installation of renewable energy
devices such as solar panels.
Pro: Hurricane safety may be
improved in residential property.
Residential property values may be
increased. The amendment may
relieve the burden on non-
renewable energy sources.
Con: Local revenues could
suffer. Individuals' savings may be
minimal. The amendment does not
apply to new construction.

Madison's unemployment rate

leads area counties at 7.9%

Continued from page 1
declines in construction, according
to AWI.
"We are serving new jobseekers
everyday," said North Florida
Workforce Development Board
(NFWDB) Executive Director
Sheryl Rehberg.
"These are people who have held
the same job for 20 years who, due
to cutbacks, are now looking for
"Our staff works tirelessly to
) hel obseekes not o fin o
them during this time of economic
For NDWDB's six-county
region--which includes Hamilton,
Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison,
Suwannee, and Taylor counties--
the unemployment rate was 6.4
percent in September.

Of Taylor County's neighbors,
Madison County had the highest
unemployment rate with 7.9
percent, followed by Dixie County
at 7.5 percent, and Jefferson
and Lafayette counties at 5.3
Madison County was the only
one to see an increase in
its unemployment rate in
In his Blueprint for Florida's
Innovation Economy, Gov. Charlie
Crist has named "world-class
talent" as one of the six economic

class talent is paramount to
Florida's future economic
prosperity," said AWI Director
Monesia T. Brown. "Together with
the state's top business leaders, we
are aligning our priorities to
further advance Governor Crist's
mission of developing a talent-

based workforce aimed at growing,
attracting and expanding
The foundation of developing
world-class talent begins in the
education system from pre-
kindergarten through college,
Brown said.
One example of the workforce
system's commitment to working
with our education partners to
develop the talented workforce
of the future is Florida's
Banner Center initiative, she
Banner Centers provide.a
.tatev.ide resource for targeted
training for entry-level and
experienced workers who need to
upgrade their skills in high-
demand industries.
For more information about
Banner Centers, go to:


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Cyndie Watson
" Bradley Grubbs
.November. 1, 2008
Ashley Warn bolt
John Crowley
November 8, 2008

Jason & Sara (Taylor) Vinson
Kevin & Emily (Murphy) Hicks

Stephanie & Joey Bailey
Boy due October 26
Le'Etta Cruce
& Dean Land Jr.
Boy due October 31
Charise Thomas &
Corneliuos Johnson
Boy due November 12
Jamie & Bryan Lundy
Boy due December 4

Marti LaValle
Buddy Lee
November 22, 2008
Ashlea Mincy
Eric Whiddon
January 10, 2009

Kyle & Jodi (Drawdy) Rowell Downtown Perry 125 S. Jefferson St. (cell) 838-9982
Donald & Megan (Crowder) Tucker Mon.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm


Heather & Justin Parks
Boy due December 9
Kristina & Matt Brown
Boy due December 10
Jared & Teresa Compton
Girl due December 14
Jennifer (Knowles) &
Nathan Brown
Girl due December 18

Nicole & Jeremy Bain
Boy due December 30
Celena & Chris Welch
Boy due January 3
Andrea & David Chapman
Boy due January 18
Hope Taylor & Jeremy Denmark
Boy due January 19
Angle & Harper Gibson
Boy due February 5




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Scholarship program spotlighted
Past District Governor Gene Sherron visited the Perry Rotary Club recently, bringing with
him two participants in Rotary's Ambassadorial Scholars Program. Shown above with Sherron
are (from I to r): Club President Dawn Gunter; Leigh Ann Keen of Tallahassee, who spent a
year studying in New Zealand; and Archibong "God's Power" Mendie of Nigeria, the first
ambassadorial scholar from his country, who studied at Florida State University, completing
his master's degree in social work.

Low-interest loans offered

Continued from page 1
fully compensated by insurance.
The U.S. Small Business
Administration offers low-interest
disaster loans to homeowners,
renters, businesses of all sizes and
private non-profit organizations.
These loans are to repair or replace
homes, businesses and personal

property damaged by Tropical
Storm Fay and continued flooding.
Clay, Bradford and Taylor
counties were previously declared
for FEMA's Public Assistance
Program (emergency protective
measures, debris and infrastructure
Public assistance grants are
awarded to help pay for emergency
protective measures such as police

overtime, debris clearance to open
vital roads and rights-of-way,
removal of threats to public safety
and permanent repairs to roads,
public buildings, utilities and
parks, and recreation.
Permanent work involves
restoring infrastructure to its pre-
disaster design. This could range
from minor repairs to total

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Sandpipers spotted

at Taylor beaches

Pier Reviews columnist
There is a new organization at
the beaches. They named

themselves the Sandpipers. They
are young girls from ages 8 to 13
years of age.
So far the Sandpiper members
are Annsley Bohlman, Sydney

Bohlman, Kloe Hughes and
Kaitlynn Shelton. These young
girls along with their sponsor,
Sandy Beach, belong to the newly
organized 4-H group at the
They meet the second and
fourth Thursdays of every month
at Blue Creek Baptist Church. The
bus will take them to the church
and meetings will usually be from
4 -5:30 p.m.
The 4-H Sandpipers plan on
many interesting and fun projects
that may include environmental
outings and many more fun
If you are interested in
participating please contact Sandy
Beach at 578-2159.
Currently the girls will be
hosting a Thanksgiving drive for
canned goods for a Thanksgiving
basket. The basket has been
located at Big Bend Properties
Building at Keaton Beach.

A-4 Taco

At their first meeting, the new Sandpipers 4-H Club
members designed posters for this weekend's Florida Forest
Festival. They are also collecting canned items for a
Thanksgiving basket food drive.

Aucilla Christian announces honor roll

Aucilla Christian Academy has
announced its honor roll for the
first six weeks of the 2008-09
school year. Those from Taylor
County who were named include:
K-5,.A11 S+:
Cole English, Hunter Hughes,
Tyler Slaughter, Selina Drawdy,
Kolton Grambling, Emmaleah
Hooppell and Ginger Whiddon.
1st Grade, All A's:
Nathan Green, Ben Wurgler,
Dawson Bishop, AbbiGayle Cope,
Ansley English, Julianna Lindsey
and Pierce Powers.

1st Grade, All A's and B's:
Austin Dunkle and Albree
2nd Grade, All A's:
Gabe Rouse.
2nd Grade, All A's and B's:
Ameer Khodr, Evan Courtney,
Taylor Davis and Maggie Mall.
3rd Grade, All A's:
Jessica Giddens, Mickaela
Whiddon and Tedo Wilcox.
3rd Grade, All A's arid B's:
Walker Davis, Nour Khodr,
Brandon Slaughter, Lanzy Cribbs,
Andrew Hall, Haley Jones, Grace

New Arrival
Colby Andrew Carter
Jessica Carter announces the birth of her son, Colby Andrew, on Sept.
22, 2008, at 8:07 a.m. in Capital Regional Medical Center. The baby
weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Jack Edward Kennedy and the late Susie
Louise Blaske.



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vows at The Timbers
Cynthia Lenore Watson and Bradley Stephen Grubbs announce their
forthcoming wedding on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at 4 p.m. at The Timbers
in Perry.
Parents of the bride are the Rev. Robert (Cricket) and Michelle Watson.
Parents of the groom are Steven Grubbs, and Hardy and Karen Durden.
The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Taylor County High School,
currently employed with Wachovia Bank.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County High
School, now working with Jaworski Trucking.
All friends and relatives of the couple are invited to attend.

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Can you take a gardening

break in the Fall?

Certainly not...

November is not usually
regarded as a premiere gardening
month, but the Master Gardeners
in this area remind landowners that
there is plenty to be done
throughout the Fall, and a harvest
to reap.
Fall vegetables?
Florida winters are usually mild
enough that we can plant a
fall/winter garden, and harvest
something through to spring.
One must realize, though, that
it's always a gamble that
temperatures won't turn too harsh.
Few vegetables will take
temperatures in the teens, but let's
be optimistic!
. During these next few months,
continue to grow the cold sensitive
plants you put in during
September. (If we're lucky, hard
frosts will not come until after
Christmas, giving us a long harvest
. The following vegetables are the
post cold hardy: beets, broccoli,
endive, escarole, kohlrabi,



FFF has a show

for you Saturday
Reminding all Taylor Countians
that "Our Roots Grow Deep," the
Perry Garden Club hopes green
thumbs (and those who aspire to
have a green thumb) will
participate in the horticulture
division of this weekend's
standard flower show.
Individuals are allowed up to 10
entries for plants which are
growing in your yard today:
junipers and ligustrums, photinias
and pittosporums, Japanese maple,
banana shrub or cut flowers like
petunias, salvia and phlox.
i Entrie's- e ,bmi.rn.W -'
riday between the hours of 3 and
7 p.m. The show opens to the
public at 1 p.m. Saturday. For
more information, please call Inez
Cone at 584-5288 or Judy Nowlin
at 584-4282.


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mustard, onions, radishes, spinach
and Swiss chard.

What are your
winter chores?
Now's a great time to repot those
plants that have been in the same
container for years.
This procedure is important to a
plant since potting soil will
compost and become denser with
time. There is also shrinkage. In
some cases, because of the
combination of rot, shrinkage and
loss through drain holes each time
a plant is watered, a pot may
contain roots with very little
soil...and that's not a happy home
for a plant.
This condition weakens a plant
and makes it hard to supply it with
sufficient water and nutrients.
In addition, if a gardener
fertilizes often, it is necessary to
repot plants on a regular basis to
remove those accumulated unused
fertilizer salts. It this is not done,
those salts can build to toxic levels.

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All such problems are solved
with resetting to fresh pots (one
size larger than the last) every two
to three years.

Give plants
'a new home'
When repotting, purchase a
quality potting soil. There are
many brands. The ones preferred
are those with the word
"professional" in their name. If
they say just "potting soil" or
"general purpose potting soil" they
tend to be more dense and often
use inferior peats. For potted
plants that will be placed under
low light conditions, denser soils
lead to great chance of root stress.
If the plant is already in a very
large pot and it is impractical to go
to an even larger size, you can
repot in the same size pot, but cut
off an inch or so all around thl
sides of the root ball and two
inches off the bottom, and then
gently wash s; me of the old soil
from the root ')all before repotting
with fresh soil.

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20 sign up for Master Gardener class
The Taylor County Extension Office reports that 20 have signed up for
the next Master Gardener class which will begin Jan. 20, 2009. Were you
hoping to be a part of the class'? Call 838-3508 quickly.

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Church offers parking, snacks for fireworks Thursday

Come to Apostolic Assembly
Members of Apostolic Assembly, located on Puckett Road, invite friends
in the community to take advantage of their ample parking for this year's
Florida Forest Festival fireworks show, planned Thursday evening.
"Beginning at 7 p.m., we'll be selling hot dogs; hamburgers, Pepsi and
water for all those who gather, with proceeds going toward the building
fund for our fellowship hall," said a spokesperson for the church.
"We have plenty of parking and a great view of the fireworks show.
Please join us!"

Learn more about breast cancer
Stewart Memorial A.M.E. Church invites everyone to learn more abut
breast cancer awareness during a workshop at the church on Thursday,
Oct. 23, at 6 p.m.
Cynthia Seaborn will lead the event which is sponsored by FAMU and
the American Cancer Society. She will discuss the impact of breast cancer,
who is at risk, as well as prevention and treatment options.
Door prizes will be awarded.
For more information, please contact Joan Bolden at 584-7655 or the
church at 584-7194.

Dual Day Fellowship planned
New Mt. Zion will host its annual Dual Day Fellowship this Sunday,

Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. The speaker for the service will be Minister Katie
A combined male and female choir rehearsal is scheduled for Friday
evening at 7. Everyone is encouraged to participate. The Rev. Izell
Montgomery Jr. is pastor.

Day of Prayer/Fasting nears
Blue Creek Baptist Church invites all to join in a Day of Prayer and
Fasting on Sunday, Nov. 2. The community is invited for all or part of the
observance beginning at 12:30 p.m. The schedule will be as follows:
12:30, prayers for families and churches, ,1:00, for our communities, 1:30,
for the city of Perry, 2:00 for the state ofFJorida, 2:30 for America, 3:00
praise and worship, 3:30 for election and candidates. The church, located
on Cedar Island, is about 20 miles from Perry. (Take 361 south, toward
Keaton Beach, turn left at the marina. Blue Creek is two miles ahead on
the left.)

New Precept study added to line-up
"Passing the Mantle" is the name of the newest Precept class, focusing
on the prophets Elijah and Elisha. The morning class began Tuesday, Oct.
21, at 9:30 a.m. at 405 Glenridge Dr.
The night class gets underway Monday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at St.
John's Fellowship. You may contact Ena Reed for more information, 584-

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Fall Festival at Lakeside
Lakeside Baptist Church announces plans for its Fall Festival on Friday,
Oct. 31, from 6-8:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to bring the children and enjoy a cake walk, lots of
food and many other games.

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Sunday Sunday School 10 00AM
Morning Worship 11.00AM
Evening Worship 6 OOPM
Wed Family Dinner 5 30PM
SAdult Service 7 OOPM
bb Youth & Kid's Service 7 OOPM

Valerie Ann Foskey
Valerie Ann Foskey, 48, a
homemaker, died Oct. 14, 2008, at
her residence in Perry.
Born in Gainesville, she had
been a lifelong resident of Taylor
She attended Evangel Christian
Survivors include: two sons,
Ricky Dale Foskey of Perry and
Oliver Miles of Old Town; a
brother, Steven Anderson; three
sisters, Vicki Bohanan, Krisfi
Anderson and Misti French, all of
Perry; eight grandchildren; and a

Cards of Thanks :

host of nieces and nIphev'
,No services are planned.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.

Jesse Edward Pitts
Jesse Edward Pitts, 81, died Oct.
20, 2008, at Doctors' Memorial
Born in .Calhoun County, Mr.
Pitts had lived in Perry since 1966.
He previously worked as a truck
He as preceded in death byhis
wife, Lottie Lee Pitts. and a son,
Terry Pitts. '

EMs o nt Funeral Home an
I IPolice Department.
The family of Geneva Ellison to say thank you i
would like to thank everyone families, Ash Stre
for the outpouring of sympathy Christ. New Home 1
and expressions, ovye dqrig the and Calvary Baptisi
'loss of our 'fimother and friends such .w s )ou
grandmother. pain that losing our
We were deeply touched by the left.
prayers, visits, phone calls. cards, Betty Sue E
flowers and food. We would like t C Donald and A
send a special "thank you," tO Sonny, Jamie and
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare; Tiffany an
Dr. Allee, Dr. Hanson, Perfry P s
DaVita Dialysis Centei; Bei, Pease se

id the Perry
We would like
to our church
et Church of
Baptist Church
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loved one has
llison; Debbie,
klicia Bowden:
Colby Ellison:
nd Robert Oare
ee,page 8

For Mary Beth on Her Birthday
It's your birthday, but we got the gift...
a gentle, sweet, beautiful daughter
who is always a pleasure to be with.
You glow with sensitivity and compassion
generated from the depths of
your warm heart and kind
A loving daughter and
granddaughter full of the joy
of life, that's you.
Anyone who spends time
with you is privileged to
know such an
extraordinary person.
You are a great joy
in our lives.
We love you and cherish
you and treasure you and
wish that every one of
your birthdays will bei te
happiest yet.


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Isabella's parents are
Charles & Jennifer Ward
Brothers JT and Daniel
Maternal (trIrijdrarents Hugh &
Det.ibi, Lillion
PalOiiird irr id[.p,jrroni'. Dr John Ward
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Sur\iloris include: three sons.
Wallace Pitts of Perry, Gary Pitts
of Brunswick, Ga., and Trent Pitts
of Jacksonville; two daughters,
Windell Johnson of Perry and
Sharon Morris of Middleburg; a
brother, Raymond Pitts; two
sisters, Maude Cain and Louella
Pickron; and numerous
grandchildren and great
. Funeral services will be held
Friday, Oct. 24. at 1 p.m. at
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at Pisgah
Family members will receive

friends Thursda tfromm 6 to0 p.m
at Burns Funeral Home, which 'is
in charge of arrangements.

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Beginning Friday, Oct. 24, at 7:00 p.m.
and continuing nightly except Monday and Thursday for the first 2 weeks and will
continue through November 29, Friday, Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday.evenings.
For more information call 584-4406 or 584-9285.

A. Lamar Morgan, D.M.D.

is pleased to announce his association with

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in the practice of Family Dentistry

Dr. Daniel Morgan, a graduate of Taylor County High Schcol,
received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State
University with a major in Physiology. He then attended Nova
Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine, where he
received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

Dr. Morgan is excited to be back in his hometown
among friends and family and looks forward to serving the
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The Family of
wish to express our deepest
gratitude and appreciation
for your kind expressions of
Thankyou, friends, for your
many prayers, phone calls,
cards, food and flowers. We
extend our deepest gratitude
to all who showed us so much
love and support during our
time of bereavement.
Know that the love shown
by you lifted the heaviness of
our hearts and we are forever
grateful for the light of Christ
that shines through you.
A special thank you to
New Brooklyn M.B. Church
Hospitality Ministry for their
exceptional service and
kindness, may God continue
to bless each of you.
The Abercrombie-Randall



A-7 Taco Times October 22, 2008

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Senior Powder

Puffs win in OT

The Senior Class scored a
;touchdown in overtime Friday to
upend the Junior Class 12-6 in the
Powder Puff football game to
Benefit the Senior Class trip.
SThe juniors scored first as
Brooke Barton sprinted around the
Left end from 45 yards out with
Blocking help from Jordan
| Williams. The PAT was
SThe seniors scored later in the
First half to tie the game at 6-6 on a
pass from Takashi Gray to Korie
Wilson. The PAT failed.
1 The second half became a
defensive struggle. Highlights
-included senior Korie Wilson
Intercepting a pass from junior
player Alexis McHome.
SAt the end of regulation time,
ithe contest was tied 6-6, so the
Game went into overtime. The
.senior~ got the ball first and
'advanced for the score. Wilson's
ass to Gray was good for the
[touchdown. The try for 2 points
The juniors then tried to tie the
game but Barton was stopped just
=short of the goal. by Wilson on
fourth down giving the seniors a
12-6 victory.
Juniors who played were:
;Brooke Barton, Hayden Barton,
Ashley Browning, Connie
Hightower, Alexis McHorne,


!for year's
S The Taylor County Middle
School football team won its
second game of the year Thursday
)-. with a convincing 41-16 victory
erry's Dorsett Stadium.
| The TCMS offense put on a
Show as the Bulldogs combined to
rush for nearly 400 yards in the
SJarques Freeman ran for 179
Sards and three touchdowns to lead
\ he offensive effort. Zuqua Ray
rushed for 123 yards and two TDs
while Calab Murphy ran for 57
jards, one touchdown, a two-point
conversion plus a kicked extra
SAlex Flowers was also credited
vith booting two extra points.
a Taylor County is scheduled to

Arielle Murray, Nikki Nelms,
Natalie Ricketson, Cassidy
Stephens, Jessica Strickland,
Gloria Taylor, Crystal Thomas,
Sarah Vaughn, Mindy Veal, Elisa
Webb and Jordan Williams. They
were coached by Bulldog players
Cody Davis, Rodrick Wilson,
Lavaski Williams and James
Seniors who played were
Vesharyn Brown, Takashi Gray,
Kristi Hathcock, Ellie Hearstfield,
Meagan Hill, Faith Horner,
Jasmine Jones, Tierra McNeal,
Cinterra Rivers, Beth Southerland,
Courtney Valentine, Chrissy Ward,
Sandy Weekly, Cindy Wilson and
Korie Wilson. They were coached
by Bulldog players Craig Tuten,
Quentin Tucker and Red Lovett.
Junior Cheerleaders were Cory
Sadler, Michael Rhodes and Chris
Senior Cheerleaders included
Matt French, Jonathan Courtney,
Nick Bennett, Michael Thomas
and Richard Wilson.
Bruce Ratliff was the announcer
and had a lot of fun with it. He
referred to the time outs as Mary
Kay Time outs, and there were lip
gloss and mascara breaks.
A few of the cheerleaders had a
tumbling 'competition'. Referees
were Jonathan Mauk, Brian Lundy,
Eric Byrd and Shannon Stephens.

:ops NFC

>2nd win

Action from Friday's Powder Puff thriller at Dorsett Stadium shows an end sweep (above)
and some sort of fumble-rooskie (below).

travel to Wakulla Riversprings this
Thursday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Qldc'em Tournament set

for Friday at Elks Lodge
Taylor Elite Cheerleading will be hosting a no-limit Texas hold'em
poker tournament Friday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m., at the Perry Elks Lodge.
The top 10 players will receive a prize. Players may enter to win with a
$40 donation and spectators a $5 donation. Entries are limited to the first
100 players. All proceeds will help fund the cheerleaders' trips to state and
national championships.
Entry forms may be picked up at Timberland Ford, Goodman's
Barbecue,'Bronze Bodz, Newport Insurance and Perry Newspapers. For
more information contact Wetherington at (850) 843-0162.
If area businesses would like to support the cheerleaders and make a
donation towards the poker tournament or wish to donate a prize, please
contact Lori.

'Dogs face

Dixie, Scott

this Friday
With a week's rest under their
belts, the rejuvenated Taylor
County High football team will
travel to Dixie County this Friday
night for an important Class 2A,
District 2 contest.
Of course, over the past few
years if you talked about Dixie
County football, you talked about
their vaulted running back Rodney
Scott, the Class 2A player of the
year in 2007, rushed for 2,017
yards last season as a junior.
Through seven games this year, he
has 1,137 yards.
"We went and watched Dixie
play Hamilton County last Friday
and Scott has a little more help this
year than he had last season,"
Bulldog Coach Price Harris said.
The 5-9, 189-pound Scott, an
Auburn commitment, took it easy
on Hamilton, rushing for 148
yards on 14 carries. His helper,
junior running back Steve
Godbolt, scored on runs of 41 and
39 yards.
"Our game plan will be to slow
down Scott. Coach (Jim) Burant
has a good game plan. We feel like
we can do some things offensively
that will help us on defense," he
Harris said his team went back
to working on fundamentals like
blocking and tackling last week.
The week off also helped heal
some Bulldog players. Lineman
Cody Davis is expected back
while center Zach Morris is listed
as doubtful with a sore knee.
Replacing Morris will be
sophomore Josh Wells who is a
better shotgun snapper giving
quarterback Quinton Tucker some
more options, Harris said.
The Bulldogs (2-4) hope to
capitalize on Dixie's (3-4)
weakness of giving up 30-plus
points per game.
Kickoff for Friday's game in
Cross City is set for 7:30 p.m.

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Cards of Thanks

(Continued from page 6)
Many thanks to all our friends
and family for your prayers,
support, words of comfort, phone
calls, cards, flowers, contributions
and the food that was brought
during the loss of our loved one,
Mary Jane Dixon.
A special thanks to Pastor Jay
Black, Salem Baptist Church, St.
Johns Christian Fellowship, the
sheriff's department, police
department and Burns Funeral
Home for all you did at this
difficult time.
Mary Jane Dixon Family
Three months ago I started on a
journey that was supposed to be a
simple procedure. After several
surgeries and two hospitals later,
simplicity wasn't the case. As I
continue down this journey to
do*- LO

recovery I want to thank everyone
for everything. I want to thank God
for standing beside me every step
of the way and keeping me and my
family strong and safe while I was
To my wife Heather, thank you
for never leaving my side and for
all the encouragement and for
never letting me stay down. YOU

are the most wonderful wife any
man could ever have and I thank
God for you every day.
Thanks to my children for
understanding that Daddy couldn't
always be there, but you never left
my mind.
Thanks to all the men and
women at Buckeye and Frucon, to
the community, to friends and

family for all the prayers, cards,
visits, contributions, phone calls
and the love and concern you have

shown me and my family. I can
never tell each of you enough--
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October is 'Florida Forest Festival' month

It's official--October is Florida
Forest Festival Month!
The Perry City' Council
recently approved a proclamation
formalizing its support of the
annual Florida Forest Festival.
Mayor Emily Ketring presented
the document to Taylor County
Junior Miss Shabrala Dunwoody
during the council's regular
meeting last week.
The proclamation read:
"Whereas, October 2008 marks
the 53rd Anniversary of the Florida
Forest Festival in Perry, Florida
with the theme of 'Forests
Forever' and
"Whereas, in 1956, the citizens
of Taylor County, Florida decided
to stage a countywide 'Pine Tree
Festival' as an educational tool to
reduce forest fires that were
crippling the county's economic
base the timber industry; and
"Whereas, over the years the

Festival grew and accomplished its
aim so well that by 1965 Taylor
County could boast the lowest fire
record in the nation; and
"Whereas, in 1965 Taylor
County was the top tree-producing
county in the South and then
Florida Governor Haydon Burns

Taylor County's annual
salute to forestry kicks into
high gear Friday, Oct. 24,
and Saturday, Oct. 25.

and the Florida


proclaimed Taylor County the
'Tree Capital of the South' and at
the urging of Governor Burns, the
Pine Tree Festival became the
Florida Forest Festival; and
"Whereas, the goal of the
Florida Forest Festival became and
remains that of promoting the
benefits of 'Forestry in Florida';
"Whereas, special activities have
been planned throughout the
month of October to celebrate the
occasion of this Festival and it is
fitting that we should join in the
celebration representing more than
53 years of service to the forest
"Now, therefore, by the virtue
vested in me as Mayor, I
proclaim the month of October
2008, as Florida Forest Festival
Month in the City of Perry,

Taylor County Junior Miss Shabrala Dunwoody, center, accepts a proclamation from Mayor
Emily Ketring and the Perry C'ity Council declaring October as "Florida Forest Festival
Month." Shown '(back row) left to right are: Don Cook, Alphonoso Dowdell, Sylvester Harris,
Doug Everett ahd City Manager Bob Brown.

Watch for new 'Shop at Home campaign

The Chamber of Commerce is
very busy this time of year. With
one festival just past us and two
more around the corner, we are

keeping very busy around here.
The "Pickin' In The Pines" was a
,great event as usual, thanks to our
sponsors Timberland Ford and
Progress Energy, two very
dedicated supporters of chamber

events. The Florida Forest Festival
will be celebrating its 53rd year
this week with many forestry
activities for the community and
those visiting our area to enjoy.
Most of you may not know, but

Chamber members recently joined Perry Barber Shop in celebrating its 10-year,
anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

when Tropical Storm Fay blew
through Taylor County several
months ago, the chamber suffered
extensive flooding, mainly in my
office. I want to thank Tree Capital
Cleaning for coming to the rescue
with Don himself donating his time
to help us get things back to
normal around here. Without his
help, and my husband (my
husband and I rushed down to the
office in the pouring rain to save
computers and files as quickly as
we could on the day the flooding
took place), we would not have
been able to get things running

A big thank you to Smith &
Smith Law Office for taking care
of us by having their lawn crew
take care of ours.
Also, thank you to Perry
Newspapers for promoting our
local chamber-sponsored events so
well to the community.
Although the holidays are just
around the corner, there is a great
deal still going on in Taylor
County over the next few months.
For starters, there is the annual
chamber Christmas reception that
will be hosted this year by The
Timbers, a valued chamber
member. All chamber members
are welcome to attend this event
and it will be held on Dec. 18 from
5-7 p.m.
Also there is the Southern Pines
Blues & BBQ Festival in
December. Things are really
heating up for that event with BBQ
competitors from all over gearing
up for the Triple Crown
Championship Invitational Event
as well as the backyard BBQ

competition, the sauce competition
and the people's choice portion.
That's just the BBQ side of things!
There will be blues music all
weekend long from many popular
blues musicians from all over the
United States including Larry
McCray, the Rocky Athas Group,
Johnnie Marshall, Damon Fowler
and King Cotton just to name a
few. This event is possible because
of our loyal chamber members and
sponsors: Timberland Ford and
Progress Energy are our event
sponsors, Smith & Smith Law
Office is a title sponsor,
Goodman's BBQ is sponsoring the
people's choice and Yarbrough Tire
Company is a silver sponsor.
The chamber will be initiating a
great "Shop at Home" campaign
this holiday season stressing how
important it is that we keep our
shopping dollars at home. As an
employee of the chamber, I am
proud of the fact that my family
shops at home with chamber
members. I recently purchased a
new car from Timberland Ford, my
son's car was purchased from Gulf
Coast Auto and my husband's truck
from Thomas Chevrolet. My
husband needed new boots for
work so we went to the Fair Store,
my computer is repaired by Perry
Connections and I use local
pharmacies to fill my
prescriptions. We recently
remodeled our home using Weiss
Building Center, Cashway and Ace
Hardware for all that we needed. I
could go on and on. Shopping at
home is important and I want to
stress that to our community, that
by keeping our shopping dollars at

*. 1Dawn Taylor
home, the~iyork for us by staying
here in Taylor County. It's a win-
win for everyone.
We have several new members
we'd like to introduce you to that
have recently joined our chamber
family: Advanced Refrigeration,
Spring Place Salon, Ezell
Industries, iInc., Jeff Howes
Overhead Door Service, Agner
Metal Workb. Trusteria.com, Big
Bend Music Heritage Music
Association, Air Methods, Phat
Boyz Auto Paint & Body, We the
People-Debt Free, Greg's Crab
Trap and the Taylor Storage
Center. Our chamber membership
continues to grow--we are very
Mark your calendars with all
these great events that the chamber
is hosting to bring tourism to the
area, create community fellowship
or help your business thrive. We
will continue to work very hard for
Taylor County helping to make our
home county a great place to visit.
live, work and raise a family.


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AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at Perry Shrine
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Thursday 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 and fourth
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third Tues.,
6 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 (September to May; subject to
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Rosehead
Taylor County Leade.'ship Council:

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.m., 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.

Big Bend Republican Women's
Network: second Monday at 5:30 p.m., 502
W. Green St. E-mail: bbrwn@fairpoint net.
Business Network International (B.N.1):
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:
second Thursday, 1:30 p.m., Forest Capital
Hall. Call 838-3508 or 584-6866.
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 of Taylor County:
second Thursday of every month, 5:30 p.m.,
at Rosehead Junction..
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday, 6 p.m., at the
district building on Beach Road.
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,
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 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
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. Heritage House,
317 N. Orange Street.
The Way: (faith-based 12-step group for
addicts and alcoholics) 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. Call 223-1144.
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 North Orange Street. For
information, call 578-2491 or 838-2045.
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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October 22, 2008

'Concerned mother' speaks

out on lawsuit against DMH

Dear Editor:
What is wrong with having two
good pediatricians in this town?
What is bad about having a
choice? I am completely disgusted
by this lawsuit that has been filed
against Dr. Emerick and Doctors'
Memorial Hospital.
As a mother of three young
children, including one who has
special needs, I feel as though this
suit is trying to deprive us of one of
the' most precious resources
available to my children--good
Our family has been patients of
Dr. Emerick since he first came to
Perry and I have never doubted his

care for my children. He and his
staff run their office with love and
kindness for the patients who walk
through their doors each day. Dr.
Emerick is truly genuine and is
definitely fulfilling his calling in
life by being a pediatric doctor. He
has become an asset to the families
of Perry.
This lawsuit appears completely
selfish and involves lack of
sensitivity to the residents of Taylor
County. The motivation seems to be
money and not what is in the best
interest of many families in this
I hope that it is understood that
families of Taylor County who are

patients of DMH Pediatrics as well
as those who use the health
resources provided by our hospital
will not allow this lawsuit to go
down quietly. We have a freedom
of expression and a freedom of
choice and we will use those
freedoms to support Dr. Emerick,
his staff and Doctors' Memorial
Hospital however we can.
This issue affects almost all of
the residents in Taylor County and

ourselves but most importantly our
A concerned mother,
Elizabeth Cordova

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Letters to the Editor

'Veterans Memorial Park is

cornerstone to community'

Dear Editor:
The Veterans Memorial Park
represents a community effort to
honor all veterans from Taylor
County. Many people and
businesses contributed time and
money to the park and upon
completion, the park was a
showcase for our community.
The City of Perry "took on" the
responsibility to manage and care
for the park. The city's desire to
maintain the park as a showcase
was suspect from the start. There
was controversy about the eternal
flame, the lighting, the mowing,
the watering and the operation of
the fountain. If it cost money, the
city had an issue with it.
City hall has never embraced the
Veterans Memorial Park as a
showcase for our veterans or the
community. The current condition
'at the park demonstrates that city

hall has not wavered from their
initial position. The flowerbeds are
full of weeds. The fountain seldom
operates and is currently covered
with algae. The park is not
manicured and maintained to even
a basic standard. The city's
maintenance effort to date is
substandard and unacceptable. It is
no longer the showcase it was and
is on the verge of being an
embarrassment to our community.
I write this letter because the
community at large has a major
stake in this park. We must apply
appropriate pressure to our city
officials to honor their
commitment, and we must help
them understand the standards we
want maintained at Veterans
Memorial Park.
Currently the city is planning to
replace the "real''eternal gas flame
with a "replica" non-burning

'Kudos' to hospital staff

Dear Editor:
"Kudos" to our local hospital
and ER.
To those who have had some
unpleasant comments to say about
our hospital and the care they
provide, I would like to take this
opportunity to tell everyone of my
On Sept. 15, I had to go to the
ER with shortness-of-breath. I
was later admitted to the hospital
under the wonderful care of Dr.

I would like to personally thank
Dr. Khodr and the wonderful
nurses that took care of me during
my time of need. I could not have
asked for better care.
As far as I am concerned, our
hospital needs our support and we
should not lose faith in it and the
talented people who work there to
provide their patients with the best
of what they have to offer.
Lawrence (Rock) Malbrough

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bronze imitation, which clearly
demonstrates the city council is out
of touch with the community.
Supposedly the reason is to save
money although the city has
budgeted $150,000 for the old
depot and a town clock.
The Veterans Memorial Park
Committee worked the issue of the
eternal flame a couple of years ago
when the city council complained
that they had been paying for the
gas flame at the courthouse since it
was installed years ago. They said
they could not afford to pay for
two flames.
So at that time, the county
commission graciously agreed that
they would begin paying for the
courthouse flame so the city could
pay for the Veterans Memorial
Park flame.
I recently %erified with the
county administrator that the
county is indeed upholding their
end of the deal and they are paying
for the courthouse flame. I believe
the city council should honor their
commitment they made with the
county, the veterans and the
community and leave the "real"
gas flame burning. The eternal
flame is sacred and fundamental to
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Dear Editor:
I saw a movie a while back
based on a true story. I am pretty
sure you can rent it.
The name of the movie is
"Tucker," about a car that has a
carburetor, gets 100 miles per
gallon and when you steer it the
headlight turns with the steering.
Unfortunately the government
refused Tucker a patent and now
our country is relying on foreign
oil to keep "Daddy" big bucks in
their pockets. If you don't believe
me, go rent the movie.
Another, so-called president,
Jimmy Carter got a Noble Prize
for taking our Social Security
money and giving it to a foreign
This letter is not intended to
upset anyone, but if you don't
believe me, then rent the movie
I just wanted to inform all of the
news watch people. Thank you for
reading the true stories.
John Whiddon

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Painting the town

The only thing ihave in comroh with the tugs which she be Mfit 1 !i
Michelangelo is that I laid on my back Then she could enjoy spring.
the other night, wide awake, wondering I get these painting urges in the fall of
if the colors I chose for painting our the year, before Christmas. After all, if
house were entirely too dark. I'm going to dust the knick-knacks and
The next night, I laid on my back in the wash the windows, I'm going to inirte
bed, wondering if that terra cotta shade everybody I know to drop by, and then
was-going to work with the color I'm through for the year,
scheme at the newspaper office. So that's why I'm painting.
After only two nights in.that position, The husband, like my mother and her
I can completely understand if the sisters, didn't think the house. needed
popular myth is true and Michelangelo painting. "We can just wash these dpwn
was carried away fr6mn the Sistine really good," he said of the baseboards,
Chapel on a stretcher. Afterwards, he is unaware of the days I had spent on:my
credited with writing a sonnet about his knees with bleach-in-hand.
discomfort and noting, "my brain has "No, we need to paint," I said and you
fallen backwards in my head." might as well pick up a brush.
Yeah, that happens too. There is a strange concession to aging
Because I don't have enough insanity that I glimpsed in this process. I said to
in my life, I chose to re-paint both my the painters, "I want this done right, and
house and the office at the same time. If I want it done well. It's been 20 years
I've seemed especially erratic lately, since we painted, and the next time this
please know that it's probably because house is painted, it won't be mine. I'll be
of the fumes. 73 and unable to navigate these 13
For weeks, I have. admired the stairs. But I want to .enjoy the next 20
boldness of neighbors all over town years, knowing I won't be painting
painting their storefronts and their again."
houses. It's a small town and you can't And I shall enjoy them.
paint a thing without everybody In the interim, however, the dirty
knowing it. clothes basket is in the dining room, of
It reminded me of my grandmother all places, which is where you can also
who greeted each spring with a can of find pen and paper, scissors and
paint, cookbooks. We're eating in the
"We can just wash these down really daughter's bedroom, and storing novels
good," I remember my mother and her and artifacts on the ping-pong table.
sisters suggesting about the wooden But all of this disarray has added an
rocking chairs on the porch. element of surprise to our days and
"No, I want them painted," my nights as we wonder where the t.v. is,
grandmother would say, and you might and if we paid the power bill.
as well pick up a brush. When the moon calls my name, if I'm
She moved from the porch furniture to able to sleep in my own bed, I don't have
the iron beds inside the house with the the strength to lay there and wonder if
greatest of ease, then ripped all the the color of the paint is too dark.
organdy curtains off the windows and Like Michelangelo, I'm just too tired.
washed them until they begged for And my brain has fallen backwards in
mercy, before turning her attention to my head.
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 at the Book Mart or online at Amazon.com.

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New officers
The Sons of American Legion Post 291 in Steinhatchee installed new officers on Sept. 20 for
the 2008-09 year. Shown above, from left to right, are: Adjutant and Finance Officer Keith
Hancock, Judge Advocate Fred Cook, Commander Robert Bertha, District Three Sons
Commander Dominic Larnso, Vice Commander Larry Tidwell and Sergeant at Arms David

Letters to

the Editor

Park 'deserves

top-notch care'
Continued from page 2
our park.
The city needs to, embrace
Veterans Memorial Park, as it is a
cornerstone to our community. It
deserves top-notch care and
maintenance, it should be lighted
properly and the gas flame should
burn eternal.
I am asking this community
once again to support Veterans
Memorial Park and insist that the
City of Perry demonstrate its
support of our veterans by
maintaining the park at a standard
that truly recognizes the sacrifices
our veterans have made for our
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B-3 Taco Times October 22, 2008

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Dixie County Health Department is sponsoring the 24th annual
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placement &

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Linda Stoddard, D.V.M. 352-498-5293 Mon.-Fri. 8:00 5:30, Saturday 8:00 Noon
HBank Stoddard, D.V.M., D.T.V.M. Turn right at Ist traffic light on Hwy. 19
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What I plan to Implement if elected your Sheriff :
1. My first and foremost priority is putting more Deputies on patrol by restructuring the
number of Officers working day shift with weekends and holidays off. Right now the
Sheriff has 14 Deputies working weekday shifts with holidays off, and only 2 to 4 Deputies
covering the entire county during weekends and holidays.
2. I will develop a Community Oriented Policing (COP) program. This involves putting
Officers on your streets to clean up your neighborhoods by making arrests for Drug Sales,
Prostitution, Speeding on county roads and other crimes.
3. I plan to place 2 sub-stations in the county; one will be in Steinhatchee and one in the
Shady Grove area. Cost to the public will be very minimal but will yield great rewards.
4. I also plan to provide ongoing Education and Incentives for the employees of the
Sheriff's Office (Deputies, Corrections Officers, and Office Staff.) These programs will
include secondary education, a physical fitness program, and the learning of a second language..
5. I will institute programs for our youth; such as Jr. Deputy/Explorers for ages 12-17, Take A Kid Fishing, Take A Kid
Camping, and a Gun Buy-Back program. I will also work closely with one of our.finest; The Boy's & Girl's Club.
6. I'm going to create a Jail Work Camp, which gives the Judicial System an additional tcol when sentencing a person
to jail. The inmate will go out into the community and be required to work Monday Saturday 8 hours a day.
7. Some of the other programs I will implement are Mounted Posses, Volunteer Marine Patrol Units, and the Elderly
& Disabled Program (TED.) Please read more about these on my website: www.chambersforsheriff.com
I would like to apologize if I have not been by your home as of yet. I'm trying to visit everyone
1n the County and will continue going door-to-door until election day. If there, is an issue you
ikoUld like to discuss please feel free to contact me through the Guestbook on my website.
Bummy Williams had 12 years to make Taylor County a better place to live, yet all he can say
for himself is "I tried." If you're ready for someone who will do more than just try, someone who
CAN and WILL make it happen; Vote Chambers for Change.
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Tony Chambers, Republican, for Sheriff of Taylor County.

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For County Commissioner

District 3

1.60% of total tax dollars in Taylor County are paid in District 3.
2. 27% of total registered voters are in District 3.
3. The largest land mass of any county district is District 3.
4. Approximately 417 miles of roads are in District 3...
pnly 14.7% are paved.

Let's Make District 3.

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Yard Sale November 1, Saturday in
Steinhatchee, multi-family. Odds, ends,
this & that! New, like new and used. 1.08
13th Street. 9 a.m. 3 p.m. No early birds!'
Yard Sale at 1557 Carlton Cemetery Rd.
on Friday, Oct. 24 and Sat. Oct. 25 from 8
a.m. 5 p.m. everybody welcome. Some
new winter sweaters and stuff so come on
down. Hope to see you there.

Remodeling Must sell: (Ashley) 3-piece
dark blue curved sectional sofa, includes
sofa sleeper, corner wedge, 2 recliners
divided by a small table with storage and
phone. Very good condition, $550. or best
offer. Also; 2 bamboo theme lamps with a
monkey on a branch, 3 way switch with
hanging lantern night light. Like new, $25
: each; 2-end tables with wood and glass
doors $10 each and one coffee table with
wood and glass top $15. Well used. Call
838-3833 or cell 843-0463.
S12x35 park model furnished one bedroom
in Keaton Beach w/steps and skirting. Just,
pull to your lot. $4500 O.B.O, or trade. 850-
578-2448 or 321-662-5539.
'08' Magnavox TV, 52" Big Screen, $850,
Call 223-1053.
Small used Baldwin Piano in excellent
condition. $400. 584-3160 or 584-5987
For Sale. Wjiirlpo,1 aidri, dyr,.
exoellehtcoaitdin. 2 2 years old. Sold
as set only. $350. Ann. (850)223-1697.

We Buy,
Gold, Silver
Silver Coins
Old Paper Money
Don't sell your
Old Jewelry
at a yard sale
Bring it to South House for

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New Computer and new parts to build
several more. All for $400 or best offer.
Fire Wood For Sale! $75 a load includes
bundle of splinters. Five. gallon bucket of
lighter. Will deliver within 20 miles w/no
extra charge.
laraoke/DJ Equipment. Everything
needed to get started in the DJ Business
P.A. System, CDG's, Mic's, the works!
$5,000 value. Will sell for $2,500 firm. Call
after 6 p.m. 386-466-2830/ 386-438-4117.
Historical red brick for sale 838-6077 or

Hay for Sale Single Roll S32; Five rolls
and up $30. Contact Iris at 850-223-3308.

For Sale GE upright freezer, 28 cu ft.,
manual defrost, $350 0,B.0.; Rainsoft
Water Purifier/softener machine, comes
with chlorinator, salt tank and holding tank.
$1750.00 O.B.O. Call 843-1872 (cell) for
more info.
Motorized Jazzy Wheelchair good
condition $550 obo 672-2399.
Designer Inspired Handbags &
handbags $20 $90
wallets $20-$30
sunglasses $15-$25
jewelry and more.
Call 850-578-2681 or 850-672-9131' leave
message. Keaton Beach on left after canal
bridge. See Sign Come up! Open Daily,
9/5-11/10 .

For Sale: Lab Puppy 6 months, has shots
& wormed, needs a good home and fenced
yard. Asking $75. Also; one Chihuahua for
$300. Call 850-838-6481.
For Sale: Bull Mastiff/Blue pit puppies up
to date shots and health certificates. Only
2 left,. Mothers are AKC registered.
Reduced Price at $250 O.B.O. Call 223-
1053 and ask for Mike or Christy.

Female.looking for male roommate. Room
has its own full bath. $300 monthly. Also,
looking for male to rent single wide 2
bedroom/1 bath. $350 monthly, $100
security & lights. Call 223-2477.
3 bd/ 1 bath Brick House, city limits,
-central Heat/AC, fenced yard, no dogs.
Very clean. $600 month + $300 deposit.
No HUD. Call 584-8618. Available Nov. 1.
,3 BD/2 full Bath, Large Yard, central H/AC,
$60 m6onth,' 1 st'Adlast 'to' mov -it.'-
Option to buy, with owner finance. Eva
Ward. 321-455-6458 or 850-584-2911.
2 BR, 2 BA, DW; North of town 850-838-
2000 sq. ft. storage or shop building. Hwy.
221 N. 850-584-2822
For Rent: Move-in Ready, well maintained
house. Previous rental.. References
required and no pets, 2 bed/1 bathroom, 6
miles south of Perry in a quiet
neighborhood. Call 850-294-9245.
3 BD/2 full Bath, Large Yard, central H/AC,
$600 month, 1st and last to move in.
Option to buy, with owner finance. Eva
Ward. 321-455-6458 or 850-584-2911.
For Rent: 2 bd/2 bath home: near Keaton
Beach $700/mo. plus deposit, Includes
utilities. Adults only no pets 578-2356
and leave message,

For Lease: Move-In Ready, well
maintained house. Previous rental
references required, no pets, no smokers.
Limited to 2 adults. $650/mo. plus $1,000
deposit. For application, call 584-3681.
Westgate Rooms available for" rent.
Refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable,
AC/Heater. Everything included. $155
weekly $40 dally, $495 per month. RV
sites $19 daily, $70 weekly, $250 monthly.
Tax Included. 1622 S. Byron Butler Pkwy.


2 2 bedroom Mobile Homes. Call for more
info, Also
2 3 bedroom houses One located on
Leon Ward Rd and one located on
Hampton Springs Rd. $600 month +.
deposit + last month. Call 223-3227.

1 & 2 bedroom apartments available. Cail
Small trailer for .Rent One adult only, no
children, no pets, satellite and utilities
provided. $135 per month, plus $135
deposit. Must fill out application and sign
lease. Call 584-2199.

3 BD/1.5 Btu, No HUD, no smoking and no
pets. $600 month + $750 sec. deposit.
Call 584-6140.
1 bed apartment. Completely furnished
includes electric, garbage, water, $650 +
$150 deposit. (850)926-3613. RV sites for
3 bedroom/2 bath house for rent. No pets
and no smoking inside. Call 843-2133.
For Rent: Move-in Ready, well maintained
house. Previous rental. References
required and no pets, 2 bed/1 bathroom, 6
miles south of Perry in a quiet
neighborhood. Call 850-5294-9245.
Small trailer for Rent One adult only, no
children, no pets, satellite and utilities
provided. $135 per week, plus $135
deposit. Must fill out application and sign
lease. Call 584-2199.
111 Susan Street, Perry. $675 month plus
$675 deposit. 3 bed/1 bath. Call 850-584-

Store for Rent $400 per month plus $400
deposit. You pay electric. Must fill out
application and sign lease. Call 584-2199.
Taking applications for rental 14x70 2
BR/2B mobile home set up in Everetts
mobile home park. Rent $425 a month.
Water, sewer and garbage included. N'o
phone calls. Apply in person only Monday
through Wednesday. 9-a:m.-'5 rr.i7"
References required. Ask for Ms. Betty.
House for Rent $850; 3 bd/2 bathand 2
living rooms. Contact Iris at 850-223-3308.

Woodridge Apartments!!
Accepting applications for 1,2 & 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
Southern Villas of Perry
Looking for Applicants!
Rental assistance available HUD
vouchers accepted. 1 & 2 BR HC & non-
HC accessible apartments. Office hours are
8:00 to 5:00 Mon-Thursday. Call 850-584-
8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett Rd.
Perry, FL 32347 Equal Housing

Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park now
taking application for one 2 BR/1 Bth
Mobile,Home total electric central H/air
and one 3 Br/2 bth mobile home total
electric central H/air. Application and
reference required. Call 584-3889.

For Rent: 1 bed/1 bath 2nd story apartment
near Keaton Beach adults only. No pets.
$S75/mo. plus deposit. Includes utilities.
850-578-2356 leave message.
For Rent Large House, 3bd/2 bath for rent.
Credit checks required. Call 584-4678.
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.'
602 Veterans Drive 2 bed/1 bath $490
month, Call (850)843-8524.

Looking for your first ,home? With
.payments starting at $150 and with
excellent financing opportunities, what are
you waiting for? Call Prestige Home
Centers 352-493-2492 or 1-800-477-2492.

JUST IN 2009 Southern Oaks. These
homes are beautiful and priced to meet
your budget. 4 BR/2 Bath starting at
$399/month wa.c. Call 850-838-9090
12x35 park model furnished one bedroom
in Keaton Beach w/steps and skirting. Just
pull to your lot. $4500 O.B.O. or trade. 850-
578-2448 or 321-662-5539.

14' Lancer 20HP Johnson, stick steer, live
well, foot control trolling motor and magic
tilt trailer. $1800. OBO 584-2459 or 838-

Martin Electronics, Inc.
is currently accepting applications for a
substitute/call-in security guard. All
applicants are subject to pre-employment
drug screening and a background check
by BATF. Bring picture ID and Social
Security card or Birth Certificate and apply
at the Employ Florida Mobile Unit in the K-
mart parking lot on Wednesdays or stop by
MEI to complete an application.
Taylor County Board of County
Employment Opportunities
Road Maintenance Technician (laborer) =
$8.04 + benefits. Job descriptions and
applications can be obtained from
www.taylorcbuntygov.com or Employment
Connections Mobile Unit located in the K-
Mart Parking Lot on Wednesdays and
Thursday, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. or at 502 N.
Center Street Perry, FL on Tuesdays and
Thursday from 8 a.m. 2 p.m. Taylor
County Board of County Commissioners
is an EOE, VP, DT, background check

Maintenance Director
Basic knowledge of air conditioning,
electrical, carpentry/painting skills and
Life Safety in a Skilled Nursing Facility,
Maintain records for inspection review.
Experience preferred; will train the right
candidate: Benefits include health, dental
and life insurance, and 401 K. Fax resume
or name and telephone number to 850-973
2667 attention Administrator.

Dental Assistant Needed for busy dental
practice in Perry, FL.
Dental Assistant certification a must; other
certifications a plus, including Dental
Radiographer. Must be a team player;
must have quality skills in both written and
oral communication. Experience a plus.
Please send resutne to Taylor Dental
-.' Cent rf-4E. Ash-8f'T.ryt'. F"312[7- '
or fax to 850-223-3047.

Psychological Specialists
MHM Services has immediate FT
opportunities at the Taylor Correctional
Institution in Perry. Responsibilities
include: mental health-status evaluations,
group therapy, case management,
aftercare treatment plans, sex offender
screenings and confinement evaluations.
Must be an LMHC, LCSW or LMFT in
Florida or have a provisional license. We
offer excellent compensation and a
comprehensive benefits package! Contact
Mindy Halpern at 866-931 5544; fax: 954-
431 -5595 or e-mail:
mindy@mhmcareers.com EOE

8. 50-838-JUNK (5865)
State Certified Scales

$149 Bi-weekly will buy you a new 2 or 3
bd/2 bth mobile home. Call Prestige Home
Centers. 1-800-477-2492.
7/18 PH
2009 3 BR/2 Bath starting at ONLY $299/
month w.a.c. many homes to choose from.,
We will not be undersold at Ironwood
Homes of Perry. 850-838-9090.
New or Used Mobile Homes with No
money down for Land Owners. Call
Prestige Home Centers 1-800-477-2492.
LAST ONE we have one 16x80
remaining. Delivered and setup within 50
miles for ONLY $34,900. Our prices can't
be beat at Ironwopd Homes of Perry. 850-

Land For Sale. 6 acres in Jefferson
County. Pecans & Pastures $48,000.
Owner Financing Available EX Terms
$3,000 down $450 per month (850) 584-
For Sale By Owner, 3/2 brick w/fireplace
on 2 acres, mol, 1800 sq. ft. 2207 US 221
N. 850-584-6526 or 838-7327.
Land for sale, 221 North Between Shiloh
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or.
(850) 584-7466.
Deal of a Lifetime! 2000 3 br/2 bath Homes '
of Merit on 1 acre. Game room addition
includes full size pool table. Also carport
and 2 sheds. Nice porch on front with
trellis swing and fish pond. Hummingbird
paradise. Also very close to boat ramp into
the Gulf and excellent hunting areas. Very
quiet surroundings. Must see to
appreciate. $64,000 or make (reasonable)
offer. Call (352)224-5617 for more info.

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2 mobile homes for sale 2 br/1 ba $4500 2002 Chevy Blazer -Mint condition, 87k
and 1 Br/1 ba $2500. Must be moved, will miles, $5,000 Firm. Can be seen at T&P
deliver. Call 838-2755. (Tharpe & Pickron) Automotive. Call 584-
deliver. Call 83 -2'755. .) 15568. -
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INVOICE SALE going on through the end
of the month. Many homes to choose from.
Don't miss this opportunity at Ironwood
Homes of Perry. 850-838-9090
Too many kids and not enough rooms?
We have 4 bedrooms starting @ $51,995!!!
Call Prestige Home Centers 352-493-2492
or 1-800-477-2492.
6/25tfPH -
LAND HOME packages single section -
multi section Modulars too! Many
financing programs! We. can do it all at
Ironwood Homes of Perry. Call 850-838-
PAY LESS 3 BR/2 Bath DW ordered 10
before price increase one remaining at
old pricing. At Ironwood Homes of Perry,
we save you money. 850-838-9090,.
1 only CLOSE-OUT
28x80 4 bd/2 bth delivery, set up, air
skirting and steps. $69,995 no dealers
please. Prestige Home Center, Cheifland.
LOW PRICES You wont find better deal.
Bring any'competitors offer and we will
beat it. We are the low price super center
at Ironwood Homes of Perry. 850-838-9090.
7/23tflH .

2005 Dodge Ram 1500 -'20,000 original
miles, fully loaded, like new condition, one
owner, car fax, new tires, $12,000. Call
Larry's Towing. Call 838-0139 anytime.

1982 Ford F100; 351 Clevland engine, 8
cyl., Auto, good on gas and runs exc.
$500. (work) 584-6087, (home) 838-2359.
Ask for Lois.

2006 Toyota Scion XA 'new condition,
loaded 23,000 miles, 35 mpg, $13,200
firm. Call after 6 p.m. 386-466-2830/ 386-

Are you highly motivated?
Are you a self-starter?

Do you posses a strong desire
to succeed?

If you answered yes to any of the above
questions we are looking for you!

We are currently accepting applications for

i" the Greenville and Madison areas.
Interested applicants please call Ms. Bertie @ 352-494-7550


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REDUCED 198,900 Great home!
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Recent appraisal. Ready for family gatherings and
entertaining. 4 bedroom, 3 bath, pool, covered jacuzzi,
beautifully landscaped yard, circular drive, new a/c
and water heater lodated in city limits on .87. acre.
208 Palmetto St.

Prestige Home Center
The Only Factory Outlet on the West Coast

Any New Home Purchased from Prestige Homes
Includes FREE Delivery & Set-Up...PERIOD!

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. Choose from
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 Fromi)
Eggs are Cheaper ina the Country,
So are Prestige Homes!
N. Hwy. 19, Chiefland 1-800-477-24920

Formal Living Room and Dining Room, eat-in kitchen,
family room, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, finished bonus room
upstairs, separate apartment, shop and much more!
515 N. Quincy Street $189,900.00
Sandy Beach, Broker
Big Bend Properties, Inc.



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Truck driver wanted for the Jefferson College Grad Daycare provider, 24 hour
County Road Dept. must have clean care. Catering to Buckeye employee's
Class A cdl from Florida. High school Five years experience, excellent referrals
diploma or equivalent. Deadline for and CPR certified. 850-584-2838.
applications is Oct. 31, 2008. call dept. 10/22-11/7
office for information at 997-2036, pick up
applications at the dept. office
or county clerk's human resource office JM Handyman Home Repairs, LLC
10/22-10/31 Pressure washing, painting, concrete,
wood decks, Ceramic tile, laminate wood
The Suwannee River Water Management available, Mobile Home Repairs, RV Leak
District is accepting applications for a ai. 578-3776, 838-6077 or584-2270.
Land Management Technician. The 1 7tfJM
majority of the Land Management
Technician's time will be spent in the
field. Must be able to work independently, TREE CAPITAL
to navigate using maps or aerial C P T
photographs, and to endure moderately L EANING
strenuous physical activity. Must possess CLmA ING
sufficient communication skills to assist
the public utilizing District lands, to help UPHOLSTERY
direct contractors, and to prepare written
reports. A list of typical activities for this & CARPET CLEANING
position include but are not limited to: Dries in -4 hours
Constructing and maintaining District Dries in 3-4 hours
improvements such as roads, firebreaks, Tile Floors .
signs, picnic shelters, fences, gates, and Tile Floors -
canoe launches; inspection of Pet Odors -,, t
construction, maintenance, or forest
management contractors, assisting the 584-CLEAN -
contractors when needed, and submitting 5. 4CLEAN
written or oral reports; use a farm tractor for
mowing, grading or disking, collect and (584-2532)
remove debris.
The salary range is $24,000-$50,000.
For additional information or to receive an FLOORING
application, visit our website at Will Beat all prices. Carpet, Vinyl and
MySuwanneeRiver.com or contact Lisa Repairs. Senior Citizens discount. 850-
Cheshire, HR/Governing Board 838-9050 if no answer please leave
Coordinator, at 386/362-1001 or message.
lmc@srwmd.org 6/20tfBR
The closing date for applications to be
received is November 7, 2008.
EOE/Vet Preference/Drug Free Workplace Lisa's Affordable House Cleaning
10/22SRWM Home or office, reliable and dependable,
20% off 1st cleaning. References upon
LOS request. Call for free estimates. 850-584-

FOUND Older Golden Retriever at
Driver's License office on Hwy. 19. Call
386-294-2696. INSTALLATION

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*Stump Grinding
*Tree Trimming
*Tree Removal
*Debris Removal
Call tpday! 850-838-5923 or 850-584-8191
Mark A. Moneyhan
Certified Quality Specialist

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

Complete Set-Up Service & Anchoring,
Dirt Pads & Tree Service

Tear Down & Removal, Releveling,
Installation of New Windows & Doors,
Roofs, Skirting & Vinyl Siding.
Licensed, Insured & Bonded
Call Mark Moneyhan 584-6397
or Steve McKinney 838-0676

Roofs Gutters Lawns Etc.
10% off for Senior Citizens.
Call the Senior Man
C.F. "Jim" Hopkins at
850-584-4455 or 850-843-2773.

Southern Siding & Remodeling, LLC
Jay Swindle Owner, Licensed & Insured.
Vinyl siding & sofit, wood rot, fascia,
decks, screen rooms, windows, porches,
seawalls and more. 850-843-1731 or

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.
Need lawn work done for upcoming
holidays for self or mom and dad? We cut
lawn, weed eat, blow driveways, restore
flower beds, make new ones. Cut shrub
and most tree work. 850-223-2477.

WOODLAND III, LTD.. a Florida limited
partnership, Plaintiff,
NOTICE Is hereby given that, pursuant to
an Order or a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure In the above-captioned
action, I, Annie Mae Murphy, Clerk of
the Circuit Court, will sell the property
situated In Taylor County, Florida,
described as:
a subdivision as per the plat thereof filed
at Plat Book 1, page 174A through
174C, of the Public Records of Taylor
County, Florida,
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at the west entrance of
the Taylor County Courthouse, located
at 108 N. Jefferson Street, In Perry,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of
November, AD, 2008.
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, If any, other than
the property owner as of the date of
the ls pendens must file a claim within 60

Are you honest and

looking for a purpose?

Position open for a

RISK MANAGER in Perry, Fla.

Responsible for the implementation and oversight of the
facility's Risk Management and Quality Assurance Program

Must be a Registered Nurse
(prefer experience in longterm care)
Full-Time/Salary Position

If interested, please call Rebekah Hatch,
Administrator at 850-584-6334

B-5 The Taco Times October 22, 2008
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days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 20th day of October, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY:Martl Lavalle
As Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 358041
Gainesville, FL 32635
(352) 373-2598 '
Florida Bar No. 749753
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Administrator for the
Third Judicial Circuit, 145 N. Hernando St.,
PO Box 1569, Lake City, FL 32056, (386)
758-2163, within 2 working days of your
receipt of this notice; If you are hearing
or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8778.

The Big Bend Water Authority announces
a public meeting to which all persons
are invited. The 2008-09 Regular Board
Meeting Schedule .Is as follows: October
23, 2008, November 13, 2008,
December 11, 2008, January 22, 2009,
February 26, 2009, March 26, 2009, April
23, 2009, May 28, 2009, June 25, 2009,
July 23, 2009, August 27, 2009, and
September 24, 2009,
All meetings will start at 6:00 p.m., EST,
unless otherwise set by the Board
PLACE: 1313 First ,Avenue SE,
Stelnhatchee, Florida 32359
General Subject Matter to be
Considered: 2008-09 regular board
A copy of the Agenda may be
obtained by contacting the Big Bend
Water Authority at 352.498.3576
If any person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board with
respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing, he/she will need to
ensure the verbatim record of the
proceeding Is made, which record
Includes the testimony and evidence
from which the appeal Is to be Issued.
Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any
person requiring special
accommodations to participate in this
meeting Is asked to advise the agency
at least three days before the meeting
by contacting Jo Hlers at 352.498.3576.
If you are hearing or speech Impaired,
please contact the agency using the
Florida Relay Service, 1.800.955.8771
(TDD) or 1.800.955.8700 (voice).
For more information you may contact
Jo Hiers at 352.498.3576.

The Taylor County .Board of County
Comrpissloners is soliciting sealed
proposals for Taylor County Closed
Landfill Mowing and Fertilizing services.
Qualified firms or individuals desiring to
provide the required products or
services must submit five (5) packages
in a sealed envelope or similar
package marked "Sealed Proposal for
Taylor County Closed Landfill Mowing
and Fertilizing" to the Clerk of Court, 1st
Floor Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson
Street, Suite 102, Perry, Florida 32347 or
P.O. Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348, to
'~ arrive no later than 4:00 P.M., local time,
on November 3, 2008. All Proposals
MUST have the respondent's name and
mailing address clearly shown on the
outside of the envelope or package
when submitted. Proposals will be
opened and respondents announced
at 6:15 P.M. local time, or as soon
thereafter as practical, on November 3.
2008. in the Taylor County Administrative
Complex, 201 East Green Street, Perry,
Florida 32347.
RFP Information may be obtained from
the Clerk of Court, 1st. Floor Courthouse,
108 North Jefferson Street, Suite 102,
Perry, Florida 32347, (850) 838-3506 or
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The County reserves the right, in Its sole
and absolute discretion, to reject any or
all Proposals, to cancel or withdraw this
solicitation at any time and waive any
irregularities in the RFP process. The
County reserves the right to award any
contract to the respondent which it
deems to offer the best overall service;
therefore, the County is not bound to
award any contracts) based on the
lowest quoted price. The County, In Its
sole and absolute discretion, also
reserves the right to waive any minor
defects in the process and to accept
the proposal deemed to be In the
County's best interest. The County, In Its
sole and absolute discretion, also
reserves the right to assign a local
business preference In an amount of
five (5) percent of the proposal price
pursuant to Taylor County ordinance No.
2003-12. No taxed Proposals will be
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Editor's Note: It is the policy of this
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but are considered innocent until
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Sept. 15:
Tony C. Jackson, U.S. 19 N., grand
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Susan Street, parole
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N., VOP (burglary occupied
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Road, VOP (grand theft), Officer
Thomas, P&P.
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Lisa Ray Nealy, 34, 4065 Sue
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Lester 0. Knowles, 74, 123
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A-2 Florida Forest Festival October22, 2008

S1917 United States enters World War I

1492 Christopher Columbus sails to the new world

There is a table sitting in the lobby of the Taylor
County Historical Society. It is one of three constructed
by a local craftsman from a single slice of a giant
cypress tree that was older than the United States.
Its story is told within its rings, with inches
representing decades, feet entire lifetimes.
Taylor County's forests have
Stock Market Crash been here for thousands of
years, and with proper
ouisiana Purchase stewardship, they'll be here
thousands more. Forests
Harbor Forever: a never-ending story.

Come out andcelebrat with us

Dear Friends,
We would like to invite everyone to join us
as the 53rd Florida Forest Festival
culminates this Saturday.
Our community has always. relied. on the
trees around us, and as we grow together,
so too do the trees rely on us.
With that thought .in mind, we celebrate
this year "Forests Forever."
From the old growths that provided the
timber for the first cracker homesteads, to
the trees that fed the lumber mills which put
food on countless tables, to the pines that
are today cultivated, grown and harvested
to continue those traditions, Taylor County's
forests have always been her lifeblood.
In the 1950s, those forests and all those
who relied on them for their livelihoods
were threatened by a series of devastating
forest fires. In fact, Taylor County had one of
the worst fire records in the country.
The citizens of Taylor County took a stand
in 1956, and came together to educate
everyone on the importance of fire safety
with the inaugural Pine Tree Festival.
At that festival, Circuit Judge Hal Adams
served as the keynote speaker, leaving the
following words to the community:
"In order to benefit ourselves and our
community, we should respect and conserve
the timber around us. We've had many fires
on account of people who didn't stop to
think what it meant to start fires. Fires not
only destroy trees--they injure the people
who depend on the timber industry for their
The citizens of Taylor County took those
words to heart, and within a decade, Taylor
County had one of the best fire records,
prompting Florida's governor to declare the
county the "Tree Capital of the South" and

the Pine Tree Festival became the Florida
Forest Festival..
Today, we continue the-fforts begun 53
years ago, celebrating both the forests and.
everyone involved in the forestry industry.,.
Come out to Forest Capital State Park this-
Saturday and enjoy lunch on 's with the
World's Largest Free Fish Fry or sit bock and
enjoy hours of music from some of the
area's up-and-coming bands. Cheer on your

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favorites at the chainsoaw and loader
competitions, marvel at the antique cars or
examine the scores of artisans and croafters
selling their waores.
However you spend your day, be sure to
look up at the pines that have been our
partners here in Taylor County, .now and
53rd annual Florida Forest Festival
Board of Directors

Organization of the Florida Forest Festival falls upon the shoulders of a dedicated group of volunteers who stand tall
in their roles as members of the Board of Directors. Shown here on the front steps of the historic Burton-Swartz
building are (1 to r) Pat Barbaree, Angie Gibson (seated), Rick Olcott, Mark Viola, administrative assistant Jodi
Heartsfield, Evelyn Day and Dawn Taylor. Not pictured are board members John Fish, Dan Simmons, Ray Whitfield,
Audie Towles and Tyson Hill.


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A-3 Florida Forest Festival October22, 2008

Tallahassee-based Anything But Stressed Band will kick off Saturday's entertainment.

Local, regional talents fil

Members of Broken

Trust will close the night with songs from their recently-released album.

festival line-up

on Elvis Presley recordings both in
Nashville and Los Angeles. When
Bob Dylan recorded "Blond on

Headlining this year's mainstage blond," "Nashville Skyline" and
entertainment is Grammy Award- "John Wesley Harding" in
winning musician Charlie McCoy. Nashville, McCoy was one of the
Of the numerous super-session few Nashville session players on
musicians in Nashville, Tenn., few those dates.
have had the longevity of McCoy. toe te s h
In addition to being a fixture in manOver the years, he hacludg a Grammyeceived
Nashville studios for 39 years, he many awards, including a Grammyusic
also has his own recording career Association Awards and eight
and served as musical director for Academy of Country Music
the long running syndicated Awards.
television series, "Hee-Haw." Additionally, McCoy has won
McCoy began working sessions Additionally, McCoy has won
McCoy beganworkigsessi numerous awards provided by the
in the early 1960s, including one three merous awards provided by trade
on Roy Orbison's hit, "Candy blications, Billboard, Cash Box
Man." He recalls being paid $49 publications, Billboard, Cash Box
for the job. and Record World.
the jobo a h While McCoy is predominantly
"It got Roy another hit and me a known as a harmonica player, his
career, and for a 20-year-old to musical prowess encompasses
make $49 for three hours' work most instruments including guitar,
back then, it was a dream," he said. bass, drums, keyboards as well as a
Shortly after the release of variety of wind and brass
"Candy Man," McCoy became one instruments.
of the in-demand session players in
Nashville, doing upwards of 400 Anything But
sessions per year.
He has since cut his session Stressed
appearances down in the last few
years to provide more tire to-tur The Anything But Stressed
1r'-Ei6end Japanf' i6Yo '*'iG-,-..ABS B-a;Aas they are '
the U.S. sometimes called--is a high-energy
In addition to his country dance band performing tunes from
sessions, McCoy was a mainstay the 60s and 70s to present day.

The band's music covers funk,
rock, jazz, country, blues, classic
oldies and much more.
The band was started in 2001 by
husband and wife performing
team, Kevin and Chrissie Warren,

National Anthem ........ 12 p.m.
Color Guard ......... 12 p.m.
Anything but Stressed 12:30 p.m.
Charlie McCoy &
the Encore Band ....... 1:30 p.m.
Anything but Stressed .. 2:30 p.m.
Charlie McCoy
& the Encore Band .... .3:30 p.m.
Southern Rain......... 4:30 p.m.
Karaoke Competition ... 5:30 p.m.
Jordan Bush ........ .. 6:15 p.m.
Broken Trust .. . 6:45 p.m.
who have been performing
together for the 21 years.
Today, the four and sometimes
five member band is considered
one of Tallahassee's hottest dance
bands and was the recipient of
TallahaisseeNl Magazine t 2004'Best '-
of Tallahassee Reader's Choice
Award for Best Vocalist/Band.
Performing Saturday at the

Florida Forest Festival are Kevin
Warren (guitar/vocals), Chrissie
Warren (bass guitar/vocals),. Mike
Sargent guitar/harmonica/vocals)
and Ellen Jones (drums).
Southern Rain
Southern Rain has routinely
entertained Tampa Bay area
audiences with solid performances
for more than a decade with a
repertoire of music spanning five
Phil Austin (voc/guitar) grew up
in Ohio with a mixture of every
kind of music from Hank Williams
Sr. to Billy Joel. Considered a
music encyclopedia by many,
Austin can name the original writer
and date of record release for some
of the most obscure songs ever
written. A talented songwriter
himself, Austin has been sharing
his love of music since the age of
Michael C (voc/drums), short for
Comparetto, is a Tampa Bay native
with non-stop energy that pours
over into the crowd. He has played
with some music wonders like
B.B. King jind Wayne C,'chi'in.
""'' Lan Sctinuidi (. ,.''a ,, ,. a
music veteran of 40 years from
Chicago, a melting pot of every
possible kind of music. Schmidt

"loves it all and plays it all," and
his abilities have seen him called to
assist many performers from a long
list of "Who's Who" of music
greats! His wife Teresa frequently
sings with the group, adding
another dimension to the already
solid harmony and background
vocals of this group.
Mike Martin, (voc/keyboard), a
Kentucky native, brings a stylish
blend of sounds from the 90s and
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Charlie McCoy

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In 2001 Padgett began working
for Ernie Cremer and continues to
Scut and haul wood for Plum Creek
and Cremer Wood Inc.
Padgett's Pulpwood Inc is
comprised of: three truck drivers,
'Kenneth Padgett (brother), Jeff
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Johns and Ed Starling; woods
crew, loader, Wayne Padgett
(brother), buncher, Glenn Padgett
(brother), wheel tractor, J. Arnold
Padgett (son), wheel tractor, Brian
Mullins (grandson).
The office is managed by Penny
Mullins (daughter) and his two
granddaughters, Stacy and Kaitlyn,
help with clerical and
recordkeeping. Padgett's wife,
Anita, has been anchor that has

of the

Podgett ente
Contributed by SOUTHEASTERN
Destined to become a third
generation logger from birth, Jerry
A. Padgett Sr. began going to the
woods as a young boy with his
daddy (Archie) and his grandpa
(Burton) Padgett.

Trees were cut with a cross-cut
saw and logs pulled with a mule.
He soon began working with his
uncles, Ivy and Avnor "Man"
Even as a boy he was expected
to do the work of a man while
receiving 50 cents a day for his
pay. At that time logging
equipment consisted of chain saws,
skidders and strong backs.
In 1959 Padgett graduated from


Clay High School in Clay County
where his goal in life was to be his
own boss.
He and his dad borrowed enough
money to buy a "very" used truck
and skidder, and went to work
together in the woods. Times were
extremely hard. The weather was
wet. The truck would break down'
and they struggled to get enough
loads of wood to live on. In 1960
Padgett went to work for J.J.
Nolan, a broker in Baldwin.
Nolan was impressed with the
Padgetts' work ethic and
determination and signed the note
for Jerry to buy his first wheel
tractor. And so, on a wing and a
prayer the Padgetis' Pulpwood
company history began.
Today, alnhost 50 years later, there
are still three generations of
Padgetts working in the woods
together. From that first day until
now, Padgett's brothers, having tried
other professions, have joined him
in the woods. His father suffered a
broken leg in 1963 but continued to
work in the woods until the end of
his life. There are nephews and
even grandchildren that have
worked on the Padgett crew.

Taylor to host FFA forestry

championship Nov. 13-14
The Future Farmers of America will hold its annual State Forestry
Championship here in November.
Held in conjunction with the Florida Forest Festival, some 80 students
are expected to compete in a series of knowledge tests ranging from
identifying trees (as well as diseases and pests) to compass pacing and -
map interpretation.
The competition, which will be held Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13-14,
consists of middle school and high school teams, all of which won local or
regional contests to advance to the state level.


held the family and business
together, working in the office
with Mullins since the beginning.
Everyone in the family knows
and performs their job with the
same work ethic as the Padgetts of
the past and this is what makes this
business run so smoothly and
Padgett's commitment to "do the
right thing" doesn't end in the
woods. He is involved with Future
Farmers of America, Southeastern
Wood Producers Association,
Florida Forestry Association, Clay
County Fair Association, Log-A-
Load, Juvenile Diabetes, Multiple
Sclerosis Bike-A-thon, local little
league and Black Pond Baptist

Jerry A. Padgett Sr., of Clay County, was named 2008's
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Bush, Broken Trust perform

following Ikaraol(e challenge
TALENT her faith and music, Bush has hard rock" sound.
Continued from page 3 accomplished many goals and is The band consists of Tony
striving to have a career in music. Parker on lead guitar, Aaron Belle
alternative music. The classical She opened for country artist on drums, Charles Gramling on
music loving self-taught pianist Craig Morgan in 2007 at the Clay bass and Kevin Johnson on vocals
was influenced by Steely Dan, County Fair and performed at Red and guitar.
Santana and jazz artists like Spyro Belly Day with Confederate They recently recorded a full-
Gyra. Railroad. length album in Atlanta, Ga.
Southern Rain also welcomes Recently she performed for the "We have been booking shows
special guest and friend Steve Taylor County Optimist Club in week after week to help promote
Santo, a St. Petersburg Florida Steinhatchee. She has since been in ourselves and the upcoming
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death earlier this year and recently her music in November with seasoned musicians with a lot of
recorded in New Orleans with Christian performers Michael live show experience, sharing the
R&B performer Dr. John (Mac English and Jay DeMarcus with stage with some of today's biggest
Rebennack) on his Christmas Rascal Flatts. rock acts including Sevendust,
album. Steve routinely appears at She said she hopes to have a Soil, Trust Company, Socialburn,
Mr. Bigg's in Tampa and will be large crowd, adding, "I'll never Presence, Union Underground,
making a guest appearance with forget this opportunity to perform GWAR, Big Dismal, Nonpoint and
Southern Rain at the Florida Forest for Taylor County." many more regional and' local
Festival. Broken Trust acts."
So ,,en Trust To learn more about the band or

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This bottle may be the
only one left from
Perryland Dairy. The
phone number for the
: business was 911.

Once upon a time, in the early
.1900s, a group of men bought up
property near Athena and began to

Managing Editor
'qt is not too difficult to imagine Connie fia'VaRfe teff(inq this bedtime
storu to her first grandson, Conner. She wrote the account so the
store of PerrftancfTarms was reserved for her sons, and the rest of
the aVaaife yrogeny.

farm, They named the place
Perryland Farms.
Corn was one of the main crops

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I These beehives belonged to Bertha Moses, the grandmother
.of Billy LaValle. In 1972, Billy and Jimmy followed in their
grandmother's footsteps and began beekeeping as a hobby. It
later became a fulltime job for Billy.

I You can't run a farm without boys, so the LaValles had four:
3,(top, from left) Eric and Heath; bottom, Joe and Ben.

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they grew.
A man who has long been gone
from Taylor County stopped by the
property appraiser's office one day
to get assistance in locating an old
farm where he had spent some
years of his childhood. He just
happened to get that assistance
from Connie LaValle. When he
began to tell his story, she
immediately recognized the
property. She told him that she
was living on that very farm today.
They talked for awhile and he
reminisced about the good ole
The details, for the rest of you,
who have long outgrown bedtime
stories, continue:
"The farm later became known
as Perryland Dairy," Connie
LaValle explained. "In 1926, Miss
Floy Moses moved to Perry from
Alabama to become the home
demonstration agent here. She was
fortunate to have a government job
when lots of folks were losing their
jobs due to the depression. She
bought the dairy and later some of
the surrounding properties."
Here comes the romantic part:
"Mr. Norman LaValle was
passing through Perry. after he had
left his home in Minnesota. He
needed a job and she provided one.
Before long, they fell in love, got
married and soon started a family."
But the work must go on. "They
continued the dairy for several
years until larger dairies made,.t
harder for them to keep up. Mir.
LaValle also grew timber on their
property. Their first son, Jimmy,
grew up to be a forester and
worked for the Division of
Forestry. Billy became an
accountant working for state.
county and city government. Billy
and Jimmy also started a
beekeeping operation as a hobby in
1972 that turned into a fulltime

The LaValles are always on a tractor. Shown above are
Norman LaValle (far left) with sons Jimmy and Billy when
they were young boys. Now it's two-year-old Conner who
wants a tractor ride.

occupation for Billy between the
years of 1980 and 1985."
Diversity is the middle name for
the LaValles. "In 1984, Jimmy and
Billy started growing and
harvesting pines on their property.
The two brothers and their families
were selected Farm Family of the
Year in 1982."
Connie admits that when Billy
mentioned going into the poultry
business, she said, "No way," but

Continuing a family tradition, Joe and wife LaDonna
(Bembry) along with young son Conner, were recently named
Farm Family of the Year for 2008. The LaValle Family has
more than 400 acres planted in pines.

Connie (gamble) and
If your last name is
LaValle, where do you have
your portrait taken? In
front of a tractor.


t hen he convinced her that it was
not like the poultry business of the
'old da)s," she relented and they
developed this business in 1998
under the traditional name of
Perryland Farms.
Of course, Connie is no stranger
to farming. She grew up in the
Pretty Pond area, the daughter of
Da\id Gamble who worked
full I me at Buckeye, but also raised
cows, hogs and chickens.
She knows her way around a
"We \%ere fortunate to have four
sons--Enc, Heath, Ben and Joe--to
help out on the farm," she says.
Joe has continued to work on the
farm while e seeking a degree in
.finance-- from.' ,,Florida State'
University and working fulltime
for K V McHargue as a timber
cruiser. He and his dad operate
three poultry houses with a
capacity of about 65,000 chickens
per "grow-off." To have resisted
poultry altogether, she is now
surrounded by thousands of
"Billy, with help from both Joe

and Ben (who is training for
Connie's mapping job in the
appraiser's office), also maintain
around 120 acres of hay," she
"Eric (who works in Tallahassee
and recently earned his license as
an airplane mechanic) helps out
with hay and tree work when he's
in town and Heath (who works at
General Dynamics in St. Marks)
usually gets his fill of helping with
mechanical work on torn-up
That's when Connie remembered
the revered saying among farmers:
"You work with it for two hours
and work on it for two weeks."
Continuing a family tradition,
-Joe-and wife LaDonna (Bembry)
along with young son Conner,
were recently named Farm Family
of the Year for 2008.
"Joe is hoping to start raising
cattle in the near future," Connie
"He would like to run the farm
fulltime and grow it bigger. Billy's
okay with that...but he isn't quite
ready to be put out to pasture."


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Members, with assistance from
Aucilla Christian Academy, will be
taking over in the kitchen on
Festival Day when community
volunteers prepare to feed the
masses at the World's Largest Free
Fish Fry at Forest Capital Park.
Can you imagine what it's like to
cook 16,000 hushpuppies ?
How about 3000 pounds of fish?
"The event will kick off before
most are getting out of bed that
morning," Dawn Taylor, Festival
Board member said. "Preparations
for the meal begin around 4 a.m.--
give or take a few. After the
volunteers start to trickle in,
sleepy-eyed and yawning, we
begin the long process of getting

organized for the feeding of the
thousands that will be anxiously
waiting their free fish dinner. That
calls for all-day volunteers and
staggered shifts. Some 25-30
servers are expected from Aucilla
Christian Academy assisted by
local elected officials, the 2008
Junior Miss and many others,"
Taylor added.
The dedicated Festival crew will
be feeding about 8000 people,
which means they need massive
quantities of cole slaw and baked
beans to go with the fish and
"We are proud to be a part of this
tradition and look forward to
cooking it for you, so we invite
you to join us for lunch--free, of

course," Taylor said.
"We can always use more
hands," Taylor commented.
"Anyone who would like to help
serve, please call the festival office
and ask for Dawn."

She also extended a "big thanks"
to Bassett's Dairy for providing a
refrigerated truck for storing
the food, and to Handi Rentals
for loaning a U-Haul for dry

DOF helicopter display

returns among exhibits
The Florida Division of Forestry will be out in force at the festival
Saturday, promoting fire safety and proper forest management.
Smokey Bear will be present, and children of all ages can walk through
Smokey's cabin exhibit.
He won't be alone, however, as festival-goers will also get to meet
DOF's own fire prevention clowns, along with their mini-tractor/plow fire
unit. A festival favorite returns this year with the DOF helicopter exhibit.
In addition to the fun and games, DOF will also have firewise
community displays where you can learn how to protect your home
against wildfires or about wildfire mitigation equipment.
Prescribed burn informational displays, equipment and demonstrations
are also scheduled. The "Firefighting in the Olden Days" exhibit will
feature a vintage equipment display and historic forestry equipment
display and fire photos. The Office of Agriculture Law Enforcement will
also have units on display.

Three chances to


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The annual "Fabulous Fireworks" display will take off
Thursday, Oct. 23, with the pyrotechnics set to begin at dusk
at the Perry-Foley Airport.

the antiques

The annual Antique Car Show
will once again give hundreds of
vintage car owners a chance to
showcase their rides in the King
Tree Parade, as well as compete
for trophies in 20 different
The car show will be held at
Forest Capital Park on Saturday,
Oct. 25.
For those wishing for an early
start to showing off their vehicles,
the annual Gaslight Parade will be
held Friday, Oct. 24, in downtown
Perry following the Kids Parade
and Forest Cup Tricycle Race.
Registration for Saturday's show

will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
An awards presentation will
follow at 4 p.m.
First and second-place trophies
will be awarded in all 20 classes
and dash plaques will be
distributed for the first 100
Registration fee is $20 day of the
show. For more information,
contact Tyson Hill at 843-0034.
"Once again this year,
Motorvation is sponsoring the car
show," said Hill. "I would like to
thank them, without whom this
event would not be as successful
each year as it is."

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Friday's Heritage Day tours take hundreds of students back in time

i'So what was life like in the 1800s? Students will flock to Forest Capital
.P. l, on Oct. 24 for a firsthand look during the Heritage Day Field Trip.
Planned from 9 a.m. until 12 noon, the trip will showcase the talents and
abilities of: Carl Bush, carving soapstone; Mary Fridman, spinning and
weaving; Raymond Richardson, plowing with his mule; Willie the Losen,
splitting rails; Terry Regennitter, palm weaving; and Allie Jean LaValle
with her gourd demonstration. The tour will also feature a lumberjack

show, forestry shows, a petting zoo and Trevor Poindexter's cowboy show.
Who else will you see? Anna Moo's "Storytelling in the Pines"; a Civil
War re-enactment by the Madison Rangers; a 1860s mercantile; and the

Happy Quilters. The Red Cross booth will welcome students, along with
Barbara Silagi, spinning/tatting; J.T. Davis sharing Taylor County Civil
War history, and Page Creel with the CSS Tallahassee Guard.

Sreytoae on t,3 Eve

In addition to showcasing Anna Moo and her terrific stories during the
Henitijge Day Field Trip, the Taylor County Public Library hopes you'll
inne your listening ears to two other events planned in conjunction with
the 2008 Florida Forest Festival.
Anna Moo will spin yarns from 9 a.m until 12 noon on Friday at Forest
Capital Park, but the stories don't end there. Jeremy Evans takes over with
Scary Stories in downtown Perry, as part of Friday night's activities.
"Christopher James, owner of the Greystone, has graciously allowed the
FloridJ Forest Festival to use his beautiful home for these Scary Stories on
Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.," said Chamber of Commerce Director Dawn Taylor.
"Proflesional storyteller Jeremy Evans will be delighting children with his
talcs at the Greystone on the Eve of Festival. There is no charge and
children of all ages are invited to attend. For more information, you can
call the Festival office at 584-8733."
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Staff writer
Outstanding scholastic
achievements coupled with a
undeniable stage, presence proved
to be a winning combination for
Shabrala Ariel Dunwoody, who
was named Taylor County's 2008
Junior Miss during ceremonies
held Saturday, Oct. 4, at the high
Dunwoody, a high school senior,
is the Florida Forest Festival's first
African-American queen/junior
"I can't believe it," Dunwoody
said as she accepted her medallion
and plaque.
During one of her first official
engagements as festival royalty,
Dunwoody told the Perry Rotary
Club Oct. 7 that she had dreamed

Allbritton, first runner-up, and
Tierria Cook, second runner-up.
Dunwoody also won the
scholastic award and shared fitness
award honors with Meagan Hill.
Hill also received awards for
community service and the "Be
Your Best Self" essay competition.
Cook was presented the "Spirit
of Junior Miss Award," which is
voted on by the candidates.
Allbritton took home the talent
award for a theatrical jazz'dance to
the song "Hot Honey Rag" from
the Broadway musical "Chicago."
Faith Homer won awards for
interview and self-expression.
Also taking part in the annual
program--which kicks off "Florida
Forest Festival" month--were:
Ashley Viola, Tiffany Mock,
Jennifer Coxwell and Chrissy

Soot-scoottn'gooa time as

conaraQtes 1owsrl / or

of taking part in the Junior Miss
Program since she was a small
child and saw the contestants and
title holder on a float in the King
Tree. Parade.
"The girls, they glowed," she
said. "I told my mom that someday
I was going to be on that float.".
As the years passed, she kept her
grades up and worked hard.'
"When I had the chance to join
the program, I jumped at it," she
said. "Then Saturday, my dream
came true."
Her story came full-circle the
next morning at church, when a
young friend ran up to her and
said, "Shabrala! Shabraja! You did
it! You're a star!"
: "I knew then that, through me, a
young girl could see that dreams
really can come true," Dunwoody
Named to join Dunwoody on the
Junior Miss court were Hannah

The program's opening number
set the stage for a down-home
good-time with candidates kicking
up their heels to the Charlie
Daniels' classic "The Devil Went
Down to Georgia."
Lauren Hardin, the 2007 Taylor
County Junior Miss, joined this
year's candidates on-stage for a
"dancing duel" set to the rollicking
tune, eventually conceding the win
to the nine cowboy-boot-wearing
Hardin returned to the stage a
short while later to perform a
song and dance number entitled,
"Looking for the Boy Next
Then it was time to get
physical--a 10-minute grueling
physical fitness competition that
had candidates running, jumping
and doing push-ups...all the time
smiling for the judges and

Each individual fitness standout
was punctuated by the girls
shouting "Yehaw!"
Afterward, 2007 talent winner
Maria Hathcock performed a show
twirl while the candidates prepared
for the talent portion of the
Featured performances during
the 90-second presentations
Ashley Viola with a
cheerleading dance set to "Switch
Remix" by Will Smith.
Tiffany Mock with a clogging
performance to "Good Time" by
Alan Jackson.
Jennifer Coxwell presenting an
instrumental performance (French
horn) of the Indiana Jones theme.
Meagan Hill tap-dancing to
"Diamonds are a Girl's Best
Friend" from the movie "Moulin
R Shabrala Dunwoody delivering
the oratorical "I Know Why the
Caged Bird Sings" by Maya
Chrissy Ward signing to "Who
Am I?" by Casting Crowns.
Tierria Cook with a dance and
vocal number set to "Love" by Nat
King Cole.
Faith Horner singing "Popular"
from the Broadway musical
Another entertainment highlight
was a performance of a tango by
Colby Robertson and Katelyn
Former Junior Miss award
winners from past programs were
recognized during a "Forget Me
Not" presentation.
During the self-expression
competition, candidates returned
to stage wearing a jewel-toned
array of evening gowns. The
seniors were escorted on stage by
their fathers, each of whom was
wearing a tie to match his
daughter's gown.
Candidates had to answer one of
15 questions given to them earlier
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2008 Florida Forest Festival Junior Miss Shabrala Dunwoody


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Hannah Allbritton, right, was named first runner-up. She
also won the talent award. Tierria Cook, left, was second
runner-up and also took home the Spirit of Junior Miss
award. (Right) Allbritton performed a jazz dance from the
musical "Chicago."

Florida Jr. Miss served as mistress of ceremonies

Continued from page 1
in the day; topics ranged from the
top three qualities of a good friend
to what it takes to be a winner.

I A slideshow presentation
featuring photos of the candidates
was shown while the judges retired
to deliberate.
Hardin took her final walk prior
to the announcement of the

"This experience has been
completely humbling for me. This
past year has been filled with many
memories and lessons that will last
a lifetime," she said.

Florida's Junior Miss Kayla
Loveday served as mistress of
The event was co-chaired
by Stacey Cruse and Angie

Flower show's roots grow deep'

Perry Garden Club members had
too much fun planning categories
for this year's standard flower

More than 100 classes are
featured in this year's show'-

show, entitled "Our Roots Grow
In the horticulture division
alone, categories include "Out on a
Limb," "Gene Pool," "Lush 'n
Lovely" and "Summer Homes 'n'
Winter Retreats."
The club hopes many members
of the community will enter one of
the 100 classes they have for
horticulture specimens: lilies and
roses, bougainvillea and begonias;,
but also heibs -and violets,'
bromeliads and chrysanthemums.
Container grown plants and cut
specimens must be entered
between 3 and 7 p.m. on Friday,
Oct. 24, at Forest Capital Hall.
Containers must be no larger than
12 inches in diameter, in your
possession for at least 90 days.

"We encourage local gardeners
to enter their 'special' potted plant,
cut flower, or other cut plant
specimen in the 'Our Roots Grow
Deep' Flower Show," said Bettie
Page, publicity chair.
In addition to the horticulture
show (in which local residents can
enter up to 10 specimens each),
Perry Garden Club members will
have beautiful designs in the
shlow'-"Weleome to Dinner,"
"Cool, Clear Water" and "Caught
in the Branches."
"We hope to have many visitors
come by and visit the show," Page

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morning and the show opens at
1 p.m. on Festival Day to the
general public. Admission is free.
For copies of the complete list of
categories, please call Inez Cone at
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The National Forestry Queens will be guests of honor in this year's King Tree Parade. The glimmering group includes: Miss April Nicole Hollingsworth from Decatur
County, Ga.; Teen Miss Victoria "Tess" Hammock from Monroe County, Ga.; Junior Miss Hannah Hill from Evans CountyGa.; Little Miss Kelsey Celeste Huff-Jones from
Liberty County, Fla.; Tiny Miss Salee Nora Breese from McIntosh County, Ga.; Teeny Miss Macy Elisabeth Taylor from Miller/Seminole County, Ga.; and Miss Hospitality
Haley Nicole Robertson from Jackson County, Fla. The fourth annual U.S. National Forestry Scholarship Pageant was held on Aug.30 in Tifton, Ga.

Forestry on

' Queens and loggers will gather
on Jefferson Street Saturday, Oct.
25, for the 2008 King Tree Parade
which steps off at 10 a.m.
Transformed into a red carpet of
sights and sounds, Jefferson Street
will know it's an election year,
when the politicians join the
queens and loggers.
Parade Chair Evelyn Day is
expecting both the Pride of Taylor
Marching Band and the Taylor
County Middle School band, along
with Nims Middle School Band
from Tallahassee.
Grand Marshal will be this year's
Logger of the Year, Jerry
A. Padgett Sr.
Dignitaries will include
Congressman Allen Boyd, along
with Susan Franks, Leonard
Bembry, Tony Chambers, Jerry
Register, Bruce Ratliff and Paul
Springtime Tallahassee will also

roll down the street, showcasing
the 37th Andrew Jackson to ever
ride this float. He's expecting a'
warm Taylor County welcome.

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The Division of Forestry Queens
(state and national) will add a little
bling-bling to the line-up, along
with the all-important Florida

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The Taylor

County High School marching band
will lead off the 2008 King Tree Parade.


Forest Festival Jr. Miss Shabrala
Dunwoody and her court, Little
King Hunter Harvey and Little
Queen Abbey Snodgrass, and all
their kingly and queenly friends
from the Oct. 11 pageant. Joining
this royal line-up will be Little
Miss Pioneer Day and the
Jefferson County Watermelon
Queen in traditional horse and
It's not a parade without the
Shriners, and they will be there in
force, along with classic antique
The Sons of the Confederacy are
expected, along with the Buffalo
Soldiers. The Lions Club will
have a unit, and the Starlight
Twirlers of Tallahassee will twirl
their way through Perry.
"We'll be ready on Festival
Day," said Day. "Get a
comfortable seat and watch the

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us a smile!

Payton Poitevint

Lillee Anna McCall Colbi Bodiford

Treven Tyler McGuire

Garryn Houck

And the winners are...

7-11 months: first place, Colby
Gunter, parents--Jonathan and
Cindy Gunter; second place,
Colson Patrick, parents--Chris and
Amanda Patrick; third place,
Kaylee Mae Strickland, parents--
Chris and Britney Strickland;
honorable mention, Anna Leah
Curry, parents--Chris and Cheryl
One year: first place, Lillee
Anna McCall, parents--Josh
McCall and Anna Ellison; second
place, Walker Allen, parents--Zach
and Shelley Allen; third
place, Jonah Adam Steiner,
parents--Matt and LeAnne Hodges
Two years: first place, Colbi
Bodiford, parents--Craig and
Donna Bodiford; second place,
Destin Brown, parents--Heath

Brown and Crystal Colon; third
place, Garryn Houck, parents--
Chris Houck and Aida Beach;
honorable mention, Hannah
Harvey, parents--Nick and
Elizabeth Harvey; honorable
mention, Haley Yates, parents--
Joshua and Lori Yates.
Three years: first place, Ashton
Strickland, parents--Chris and
Britney Strickland; second place,
Alonna Ratliff, parents--Manuel
and Joanna Ratliff; third place,
Michael O'Neal, parents--Jeremy
and Tanya O'Neal.
Four years: first place, Justus
Kinner, parents--Ty and Tonya
Kinner; second place, Mark Allan
Bray, parents--Eddie and Melanie
Bray; third place, Payton Poitevint,
parents--Brandon Poitevint and
Lorien Stewart.

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Haley Yates Colson Patrick

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Jenna Davis

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Allora Baxley Sydney Carlton Makayla Harris

Harlee Mosley

Florida Forest Festival
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the South

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Kamryn Williamson

Caroline Gray

Emmaleah Hooppell

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We enjoyed our trip to the

Wild Wild West and you were all

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: The 2008 Florida Forest Festival Little King and Queen Pageant court
Hoover, Little King Hunter Harvey, Little Queen Abbey Snodgrass, and

(I to r): first runners-up Harlee Mosley and Hunter
second runners-up Kamryn Williamson and Aidan

First runner-up Harlee Mosley flashes a smile as bright as
her tiara. She is the daughter of Tracy and Kendra Mosley.
She wants to be a farmer when she grows up and take care of
baby animals.

Harvey, Snodgrass crowned

Florida Forest Festival royalty

Staff writer
A young woman who aspires to
be president and a young man who
wants to be a "dog doctor" were
crowned the 2008 Florida Forest,
Festival Little King & Queen
Saturday, Oct. 11.

Abbey Snodgrass was all smiles
as she accepted the crown while
her little king, Hunter Harvey,
flashed a big grin as he was draped
in a forest green cape denoting his
new "royal" status.
Snodgra s is the daughter of
David and Samantha Crouse and

Second runner-up Kamryn Williamson is the daughter of
Bo and Brandi Williamson.

Lonny Snodgrass; Harvey is the
son of Nick and Elizabeth Harvey.
Joining them on their court are
first runners-up Harlee Mosley and
Hunter Hoover along with second
runners-up Aidan Cribbs and
Kamryn Williamson.
Mosley is the daughter of Tracy
and Kendra Mosley; Hoover is the
son of Corey and Julie Hoover, and
Jennifer Hoover; Cribbs is the son
of Mel% in and Marsie Cribbs; and
Williamson is the daughter of Bo
and Brandi Williamson.
Pageant contestants boot-
scooted on stage to the country
western tune "Achy Breaky Heart"
and then stole the audience's heart
hby--singing the last- verse; of the
song unaccompanied by music.
Mistress of Ceremonies Valerie
Lac. toe-tapped her way through
the Wild Wild 'West-themed
ceremonN., e\en managing to keep
e\ersone up-to-date on football
The contestants returned to the

stage to showcase their career
ambitions for "when they grow
up." Their selections ranged from
telephone worker to cheerleader to
princess and even a young man
who wanted to be a kangaroo
"because they hop!"
There was also Bindi the Jungle
Girl, a firefighter. a dentist, a
monster truck driver and a cake
The show-stealer was a young
contestant who wanted to be a
Weeki Wachi mermaid "because
they're pretty." Caroline Gray's
sashay across the stage brought
down the house.
Also drawing big applause were.
performances from 2008 Taylorrir
County Junior Miss Shabrala
Dunwoody, Jr. Miss Program
Talent Award winner Hannah
Allbritton and a dance crew from
Taylor Gym, Cheer & Dance.
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First runner-up Hunter Hoover wants to be a "puppy
doctor" when he grows up and "give them shots." He is the
son of Corey and Julie Hoover, and Jennifer Hoover.

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Continued from page 6
the program came when the young
contestants were escorted on stage
by their loved ones for the evening
wear competition. The children
were asked questions drawn atJ
random. When asked where she
would fly if she had wings,
contestant #6 Allora Baxley didn't
hesitate with her answer..."Chucky .
Cheese." .
Contestant #23 Devin Whiddon
won over fans when he was asked
"Why do you have to brush your )24
teeth?" and he shouted, "So they
won't fall out!"
A video presentation arranged
by Ellie Heartsfield and Beth
Southerland capped the evening
and afforded the judges time to
tabulate their scores.
The newly-crowned royalty will
be featured during activities
surrounding the 2008 Florida
Forest Festival Friday, Oct. 24,
and Saturday, Oct. 25. Little King Hunter Harvey, left, is the son of Nick and
Returning co-chairs for this Elizabeth Harvey; Little Queen Abbey Snodgrass is the
year's pageant were Amy Bowden, daughter of David and Samantha Crouse, and Lonny Snodgrass.
Marcy Freeman and Tabitha Harvey wants to be a "dog doctor" when he grows up and
Murphy. Snodgrass wants to be president.

Kids Parade will roll downtown

Friday, Oct. 24...not Saturday

S .. Put on your best forestry gear
and meet on the square Friday,
Oct. 24, for the 53rd annual
,Florida Forest Festival Kids
.Line-up begins at 5:45 p.m. at
the corner of Main Street and
,Washington (in front of New
Quality of Life gym).
The parade will start at 6 p.m.,
led by 2008 Jr. Miss Shabrala
S Dunwoody, Little King Hunter
-Harvey and Little Queen Abbey
.. Snodgrass.
Smokey Bear will also be on
hand to meet and greet all parade
__PEntry is free.
A variety of children's games
will be staged in the back parking
Llot of the courthouse.

Awards will be presented to participants whose parade
costumes are best-in-keeping-with-the-theme "Forests

53rd Annual

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Florida Forest Festival

October 25, 2008
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Registration 8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Judging 1:30 p.m. --Awards Presentation 4:00 p.m.
1st and 2nd Place Winners Awarded for All Classes -- Dash Plaques for First 75 Entries

Gaslight Parade Friday, Oct. 24, 7:15 p.m.
One of the highlights of the festival is the Gaslight Parade
through Perry on Friday evening. Folks line the streets to
get their first view of your fabulous cars!
Cars will leave from the square at 7:15 p.m., drive through
town, around the courthouse and proceed out of town on
Jefferson St.
_I would like to participate in the Gaslight Parade at
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When you smell syrup wafting
through the air on the morning of
Festival Day, you know the Boy
Scouts are in the kitchen again.
And if you bought a $4 ticket to
partake of pancakes (with sausage
on the side and your choice of
drink), you can rest assured that
the projects of the county's Scouts
have been funded for another year.
In its 10th year, the pancake
breakfast begins at 7 a.m. in the
First Baptist Church on Festival
Day, Oct. 25. Breakfast ends at
9:30 a.m.
"We've been very successful
because of the generosity of
donors so that our supplies are
paid for, and our profits go to the
boys," said Jack Palaio, Boy Scout
So what happens to this money?
It is extended throughout the year
to pay for:
Scout patches and awards
Pinewood Derby cars
Blue,and Gold Banquet expen-
ses in February
Camp expenses
Trophies and miscellaneous .,,
operating expenses.
Scouts work in the serving line,
take up tickets and money, and are
also responsible for clean-up.
"Scouting is a great program,
teaching self-reliance, life skills
and citizenship."
Need tickets? Find a Boy or
Cub Scout--they all have tickets,
pr call Palaio at 584-5878.

Pedal-power will be the name of
the game during the first Florida
Forest Festival "Forest Cup
Tricycle Challenge" Friday
evening on the downtown square
following the Kids Parade, which
begins at 6 p.m.
Sponsored by the Perry Optimist
Club, the event is open to children
ages four to six. The entry fee is
Helmets are required for all

racers and all tricycle riders must
stay seated--no standing or
peddling from the back.
Parents can serve as "pit crew"
for each child and must
accompany the child during the
No motorized tricycles or Big
Wheels will be allowed.
Trophies will be presented to
first, second and third places.
Decorating awards will be


presented for best overall (in
keeping with the Florida Forest
Festival theme "Forests Forever")
and most creative.
Entry forms are available at the
festival office (located adjacent to
the chamber) and at Photos &
Frames in downtown Perry.
The race will be held on
Washington Street, behind the
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Fate of Forest Capital

State Pork in question

Staff writer
When Gov. Hayden Burns
declared Taylor County the "Tree
Capital of the South" in 1965, the
seed of an idea was planted in the
minds of a group of Taylor County
The plan was to create a
complex dedicated to the history
and promotion of forestry and the
forests of Florida, an idea that

cane to fruition with Forest
Ca pital Museum State Park.
After years of work on both the
local and state level, the park was
officially dedicated during the
1974 Florida Forest Festival with
Lt Governor Tom Adams and
Secretary of State Dick Stone
of citing.
Now, 34 years later, as the
co nmunity gathers for another
Fllrida Forest Festival, state

budget concerns have left the
future of the park in doubt.
With revenues continuing to fall,
state agencies were asked to
submit plans to the governor's
office to cut their budgets by 10
percent for the upcoming year. The
Division of Recreation and State
Park recently submitted their
legislative budget request, which
included a plan to temporarily
close 19 parks as well as return

three parks on lands not owned by
the state to their owners, including
the park here.
In the case of Forest Capital
State Museum, the state has a long-
term lease for the property.
Although the plan is tentative and
changes are expected before a final
budget is submitted to the
legislature early next year, local
officials are not taking any chances.
According to County




Administrator Jack Brown, the
Taylor County Commission will
discuss the park during its meeting
this week and the county will be
contacting its legislative
delegation for assistance.
Department of Environmental
Protection Public Information
Officer Amy Graham said the
department will be accepting
public comments as the process
moves forward.
"Our budget reduction plan was
a proposal submitted to the
governor's office as part of the
legislative budget making process.
In this and all government
processes, Florida prides itself in
its transparency and openness to
the public, and citizens always
have the opportunity to express
themselves to DEP and local
authorities," Graham said.

Although Forest Capital
Museum State Park was dedicated
in 1974, it took almost a decade of
planning for the idea to be realized.
Preliminary work on the park
continued through the late 1960s,
but it wasn't until 1971 that the
state cabinet allocated $120,000
for the project.
Individuals and businesses
joined in, donating some $30,000
in materials, artifacts and money to
help bring the museum to fruition.
In 1973, the state designated an
additional $62,000 allowing
construction to move forward on
the complex. Later that year, Grace
Gibson, widow of State Senator L.
P. Gibson, donated the Whiddon
homestead, located approximately
15 miles west of Perry, for a
"Cracker Complex" at the

Homestead is reminder

of early settler lifestyle


State officials are considering returning Forest Capital State Park, officially dedicated in 1974, to the county as the Division
of Recreation and Parks looks at budget saving measures.

Editor's Note: The following article
was published in the Perry News-
Herald Oct. 12, 1972, on the eve of the
official dedication of the Cracker
Homestead at Forest Capital State
Park during the Florida Forest Festival.
The deeply forested acres of
North Florida were a challenge 'to
the new settlers who started
moving in once the land was free
of Spanish, so they came by
groups or one family alone to settle
in this territory and they brought
with them the "know how" to live
and "to make do."
What is now Taylor County held
within its borders the supreme
challenge of the frontier. There
were forests, swamps, creeks and
choice hammocks. It was around
these areas that most settled.
They cleared the land of virgin
pine, and tilled the soil...raising
crops they knew from other parts

of the country.
The Florida Museum of Forestry
and Cultural Center, the first of its
kind in the southeast, will
graphically depict the early land,
the importance of forestry today
and the plans for tomorrow. Along
with that, in the Pioneer Complex,
with the 109-year-old. -Whiddon
homestead as a focal point,
everyday life will be recreated.
In the early days, the farmers
raised cotton along with many
other crops that they had
experience with from other areas.
They kept their axes sharp to
clear the land for planting, and to
fell the trees for housing and for
The wives shared along with their
men the rigors of those days. They
made their clothes, even to spinning
the yam, and prepared filling meals
for the men's arduous work.

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C-2 Florida Forest Festival October 22, 2008

What is the future of


(Editor's note: John Morris is senior
vice president of Foley Timber and Land
Company. He is a 40-year career
forester and a graduate of the University
of Florida's School of Forest Resource
and Conservation. The following are
Morris' remarks to attendees at last
month's annual meeting of the Florida
Forestry Association).
Pine plantation harvest exceeds
growth and without a significant
increase in silvicultural
enhancements and reforestation,
the sustainability of Florida's pine
plantation resource is in jeopardy.
Although current opinion states -
that pine supply is abundant in
Florida and will continue under
current conditions, when pine
resources are analyzed in their
component parts--natural and
planted forests--it is clear that

plantation inventory is being
To understand the supply of
Florida's pine plantation, and thus,
the relationship between pine
plantation growth and harvest, it is
important to breakdown the pine
resource into its natural stand and
plantation components. ,
As of 2005, existing inventory
and net growth for natural stands in
Florida were 134 million tons and
six million tons, respectively.
Inventory and net growth for
planted stands were 141 million
tons and 14 million tons,
respectively. Combined, the total
pine inventory (or, growing stock)
was 274 million tons while net
growth was 20 million tons.
While natural and planted
stands, as a percent of current
inventory, are approximately the

same, the plantation portion of net
growth is more than twice that of
natural stands, implying that future
inventory will rely even more
heavily on plantations.
However, as the adjoining bar
graph depicts, the level of
reforestation in Florida has
decreased from an average of more
than 200,000 acres per year during
1980-2000 to an average of less
than 100,000 acres per year during
the last five years.
This precipitous decline in the
total number of acres planted (a
factor of total inventory), raises
concern for a future wood supply
heavily dependent on plantations.
It may also suggest a shift in land
use away from silviculture.,
In fact, given that approximately
200,000 acres are currently
harvested in Florida per year and

less than half the acres are
reforested, it is clear that growth,
as a function of total acres, is
declining. Assuming three tons of
growth per acre per year and
100,000 acres per year being
removed from the plantation
forest, plantation growth is
reduced by approximately 300,000
tons per year.
Concurrently, while total planted
acres have been halved and
plantations are becoming a lesser
percentage of future inventories,
Florida's pine plantation harvest
rate has been increased by more
than 50 percent. According to an
F&W Forestry Services report in
2007., Florida's pine plantation
harvest rate was 52 percent higher
than depicted in Florida's Forests -
2005 Update.
A survey of Master Loggers in

Florida, conducted by F&W in
2007, and discussed in more detail
below, uncovered that fully 90
percent of pine harvest is from
It is important to note that the
U.S. Forestry Service (USFS)
removals estimate of 59 percent
(perceived harvest) is based on an
average of removals from 1995 to
2005. F&W data is based on
survey responses in 2007.
In selecting a source for harvest
data, two government sources and
one private source was used,
Forest Inventory and Analysis
(FIA) removals data indicated that
15.5 million tons of pine were
removed. Timber Product Output
(TPO) consumption data showed
13.3 million tons of pine harvested.
A third source, Forisk Consulting,
LLC, reported 17.1 million tons of
pine harvested. Forisk was
deemed to have a more complete
reporting base and was therefore
identified as the more accurate
indication of harvest.
In addition to identifying,
accurate harvest information,
classifying the origin of the harvest
(natural or planted) is also required
to evaluate sustainability.
However, no published
information exists that directly
identifies the portion of harvest
emanating from plantations.
One source of inference is the
FIA removals data, which reports
59 percent of removals are from
plantations. As stated earlier, this
removals percentage is based on an
average of removals over a 10-year
period and does not provide a snap
shot, or even trend line, for
plantation harvest as a percentage
of total harvest at a point in time.
The master loggers survey
referenced above was part of a
comprehensive study by F&W
Forestry Services based on
responses from over 200 master
loggers who collectively deliver
more than 12 million tons of pine
per year.
The master loggers reported 90 '
percent of the harvest was from
Sine plantations ..y 2012, F&W
predicts that portion will rise to 93
percent. The contrast between 59

percent removals (perceived
harvest) from plantations and 90
percent of the harvest from
plantations is a major reason this
assessment leads to the conclusion
that pine plantation inventory is
not sustainable.
Although the survey results
confirmed the suspicion of
experienced foresters and loggers,
who readily accepted 90 percent as
the portion of harvest from
plantations, a level of skepticism
continued to exist among a portion
of the forestry community. As a

John Morris
result, additional research was
needed to identify if any
substantive information existed on
harvest origins over the 10-year
FIA data period.
It turns out, the Florida
Department of Agriculture,
Division of Forestry has
maintained data on both natural
stands and planted pine
silvicultural activity as part of its
efforts to track Best Management
Practices (BMP). The division
selects its implementation sites
randomly based on predetermined
flight lines and level of harvest in
each county.
When the BMP Implementation
data is'converted to a time line, a
clear upward trend emerges. The
percentt of BMIPsites surveyed on
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SOURCE: Georqia Forestry Commission

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The chainsaw and cross cut saw competition will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday; registration
will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Winners will receive a variety of prizes including new
chainsaws, plaques and cash awards.

Timber resources unsustainable?

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pine plantations increased from 20
percent in 1981 to 82 percent in
2007. When considered in light of
the F&W survey results of 90
percent plantation harvest and
compared to FIA's 10-year average
removals of 59 percent, the BMP
trend line supports both F&W and
FIA (F&W being a point in time
and FIA being an average over the
10-year -period) and further
suggests that a significant increase
in pine plantation harvest has
Allotting 90 percent of the
harvest to plantations reveals that
plantation growth of 13.9 million
- tons is exceeded by plantation
harvest of 1l5, ppiliin. t6nst.bis
deficit oft 1.7 million tons per year
is forecasted to increase with time.
The deficit will increase as growth
decreases due to conversion of
plantations to residential,
recreational, preservation and other
uses. The deficit will also increase
with increased demand from
producers of biofuel, bioenergy and
mulch. Additionally, if left
unchecked, the steep decline in
reforestation will further negate
Understanding these issues will

help us assess the present and future
state of our forests. Natural timber
resource, which accounts for only
10 percent of harvest and is
predicted to decrease, is becoming
irrelevant with regards to harvest.
Removals, as depicted in Florida's
Forest-2005 Update, is an
inappropriate estimate of the
current harvest for plantations.
The FIA data, now two years old,
represented an average over the
survey period from 1995-2005,
whereas a comprehensive study by
F&W revealed that 90 percent of
harvest came from plantations in
2007. Finally, annual reforestation
acreage -- which is the basis for
future growth -- has been halved
and therefore eventually growth as

a function of acres, will be halved.
Considering these factors
together with an increasing demand
for wood from producers of mulch,
biofuels and bioenergy, as well as
the increasing pressure to convert
plantations from commercial
forests to alternative uses, Florida's
timber resource is unsustainable.
Action is needed now to prevent
the accelerated decrease of
plantations so that our forests
maintain a sustainable supply for
current and increasing demands.
Unless plantation growth is
enhanced and the plantation
reforestation rate is significantly
increased, the outlook for pine
plantation inventory in Florida will
remain questionable.

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A loader competition will be held Saturday afternoon at Forest Capital State Park.

Chainsaw & cross cut

Competition slated 'under the pines' Saturday,

Registration for the annual
Florida Forest Festival chainsaw
and cross cut saw competition will
be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
Forest Capital State Park Saturday,
Oct. 25.
No entries will be accepted after
1 p.m. and competition begins
promptly at 1:30 p.m. with cross
cut events followed by chainsaw
Participants must be at least 18
years old; there will be categories
for men and women in chainsaw
events. A mixed pair (Jack-and-
Jill) category will be included for
cross cut.
Safety equipment will be
Competitors with the best time
in each chainsaw event will win a
new chainsaw. Other awards,
including plaques and cash prizes,
will also be presented.
The event is sponsored by Taco
Saw & Equipment, Mims Power
Center, Inc., and Ring Power Corp.
with support from the Florida
Division of Forestry and Buckeye.
A loader competition is also

planned Saturday. contact the festival office at 584--
For more information, please TREE (8733).
Heritage Lunch salutes pioneers
Area forest industry retirees will be saluted at the 10th annual Heritage
Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 12 noon. The lunch is sponsored by.
the Florida Forest Festival, and Foley Timber and Land Company. The
Division of Forestry will also contribute to the event by displaying -a
collection of local historic pictures. Invitations have been extended to
approximately 80 individuals (and spouses). "It is a special occasion to
preserve and appreciate the heritage of the forest industry in our county
and the surrounding area," said Ray Whitfield, event chairman. For more
information, please call Foley Timber and Land at (850) 838-2200.

12 will compete Saturday

More than $300 will be awarded
in tho annmil nlnrlda Fnrest

Festival Karaoke Challenge, which
gets underway at 5:30 p.m.
Twelve contestants will take the
stage at Heritage Pavilion:Talina:
Hockaday, Lee Ellison, Sierra
High, Chloe Jones, Jenna Irby,
Sara Thompson, Tonya Pagan,
Amanda Johnson, Katelyn
Goforth, Chris Thompson,
Travillian McDonald and Adam,

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Area young people ages eight to
17 will have a chance to take to the
skies for free Saturday, Oct. 25, as
the Experimental Aircraft
Association (EAA) Chapter 445 of
Tallahassee hosts a Young Eagles
Flight Rally at the Perry-Foley
Airport in conjunction with the
Florida Forest Festival.
The rally is part of the EAA
Young Eagles Program, created to
interest young people in aviation.
Since the program was launched in
1992, volunteer EAA pilots have
flown more than 1.2 million young
people in more than 90 countries.
"Free airplane rides are just part
of the Flight Rally," said a
spokesman for the event. "We hope
to build one-on-one relationships
between the pilots and young

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people, giving a new generation a
chance to learn more about the
possibilities that exist in the world
of aviation."
Pilots at the event will also
explain more about their aircraft
allowing young people to discover
how airplanes work and how pilots
ensure safety is the prime concern
before every flight.
Following the flight, all youth
will receive a certificate making
them an official Young Eagle.
Their names will then be added
into the "World's Largest
Logbook," which is on permanent
display at the EAA Air Adventure
Museum in Oshkosh, Wis. The
logbook is also accessible online at
Each pilot volunteers his or her



time so the flights can be provided
free of charge.
Those attending the rally are
asked to come to the new terminal
building at the Perry-Foley
Airport, beginning at 9:30 a.m..to
check-in or register for their flight.
Registration can be done the
morning of the event, but to be
assured a ride, pre-registration is
preferred, Dobson said. All young
people ages eight to 17 who wish
to participate will need a parent or
guardian to complete and sign the
required forms.
Applications and brochures may
be picked up at the airport terminal
or at the festival office located in
the Chamber of Commerce.
Flights will run from 9:30 a.m.
until 2:30 p.m., weather

Additional information about
EAA can be found at www.eaa.org
or the Young Eagles program at
www.youngeagles.com. '

Smokey Bear will be everywhere during Florida Forest Festival festivities. Look
for him downtown Friday night for the Kids' Parade and don't miss him Saturday in
the King Tree Parade. Smokey will be receiving visitors at his log cabin, which will
be set up around the mainstage at Forest Capital State Park. All junior rangers are
invited to come on over!

Get your on!

How well dd you kbow this forest icon? Here aTie a feiw facts...
i KIND OF BEAR: American black bears live in the United States along
with brown or grizzly bears and polar bears.
CURRENT WEIGHT: 300-plus lb. Smokey has black bear relatives
who weigh as much as 800 pounds. Some of his grizzly bear cousins
weigh almost a ton!
WEIGHT AT BIRTH: About 1-1/2 pounds. In other words, he
weighed about as much as a big loaf of bread.
FAVORITE CLOTHES: Smokey Bear hat, blue jeans and belt.
Smokey can frequently be seen standing upright, with feet planted on
ground, shovel in hand
FAVORITE SAYING: "Only you can prevent forest fires."
FAVORITE FOODS: Forest takeout: ants, insects, salmon or trout,
bark, plants, roots and berries.
-. FAVORITE WINTER ACTIVITY? Heavy sleep accompanied by
Slow heart rate. This is sometimes called hibernation. Smokey will awake
if the weather is warm or he is disturbed. He eats a year's worth of food in
.6-8 months so he has a layer of fat which can keep him fed during his
winter sleep.
WHAT SMOKEY NEEDS: Your help! Smokey and his forest pals
need green forests. If they're destroyed by fire, Smokey and his pals have
no home. The people of the United States consume enough firewood each
Year to build a 100-foot stack of wood which would stretch from New
York City to San Francisco!

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The Taylor County Sheriffs
Office and festival officials
would like to remind everyone
to be mindful of the traffic
concerns when traveling to the
Forest Festival this year.
Reserved parking tickets for
the festival are still available at
the Festival Office located in
the Perry-Taylor County
Chamber of Commerce. They
are $5 and will be on sale
through Friday, Oct. 24.
The tickets will not be
available festival day and space
is limited.
Reserved and handicap
parking will be at Taylor
Technical Institute. Law
enforcement asks that all
handicap parking permits be
prominently displayed for easy
identification. Reserved
parking is by permit only.
Due to safety and security
concerns, the amount of
through-traffic on Industrial
Drive festival day will be
Free parking areas will be
located in front of the airport
and a free shuttle service will
be provided during festival day.
Festival-goers are also
reminded that no golf carts, go-
carts or ATVs will be allowed
on the festival grounds. Drivers
are asked to "please be patient"
during any traffic delays.

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The annual arts and craft show has something for everyone.

(Craft) shop 'til you drop
Artisans and crafters from around the region will be at the Florida Forest
Festival, with approximately 70 vendors set to showcase their wares this
The arts and crafts area is located in the fenced-in section between the
Garden Club and Forest Capital State Museum on the festival grounds.
The 2008 line-up of arts and crafts will include: framed art;
photography; hand-crafted jewelry; gemstones, crystals and fossils;
leather crafts; children's toys; flower arrangements; dolls; wood crafts;
etched glass and mirrors; homemade preserves; and little girls clothes
made from vintage linens.

Deep fried


at the park

Festival-goers will be able to
take part in some deep fried
hospitality with more than 20 food
vendors on hand to make sure no
one leaves Forest Capital State
Park hungry.
From traditional fare like fried
shrimp and fried green tomatoesto
deep fried Snickers bars and fried
pickles, there will be many "fried"
choices available.
Perennial favorites such as
Blooming Onions and funnel
cakes, shaved iced and hand-
squeezed lemonade, hamburgers
and hotdogs will be in abundance
as well.
Smoked turkey legs, BBQ, sub
sandwiches, pizza and much more
can also be found under the pines.

Welcome to the 53.d

Florida Forest Festival

A special welcome to out-of-town guests.

We hope your visit is
Fi.i=, esr jt' alt } an enjoyable and safe
Ire. c .apit aof experience.



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