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June 17, 2009 1


Two sections
48th Year, No. 24

Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961

News Forum

Need your car
Members of the Taylor County
High School girls soccer team
will hold a car wash (donations
only) Saturday, June 20, starting
at 9 a.m., at Ace Hardware.
Hot dogs and desserts will
also be sold.

Plan now for July 1
blood drive
First United Methodist Church
of Perry is hosting a blood drive
Wednesday, July 1, from 2-7 p.m.
The blood mobile unit will be
parked on Jefferson Street and
parking will be available in the
church parking lot.
For more information, please
call Patricia Whitfill at 223-3181.

Learn about evolving
forest markets
A workshop entitled
"Alternative Forests Products:
Existing and Evolving" will be
held Friday, June 26, from 8:30
a.m. to noon, in Madison.
The target audience for this
workshop is current and
prospective forest landowners
and the general public. Some
content will also benefit
practicing foresters, government
and agency officials with land
management responsibility and
. other land managers, organizers
Topics to be discussed include
pine straw plantings, production
and marketing; bio-fuels from
woody biomass; and carbon
sequestration contracts.
To pre-register, please contact
Jim Fleming at (850) 973-5115 or
e-mail fleminj@doacs.state.fl.us,
The deadline to register is
Wednesday, June 24 (noon).

Tourism Development
Council has opening for
motel owner
For interested parties who are
motel owners: If you are
interested in a position on the
Tourism Development Council,
please contact Dawn Taylor at
the Taylor County Chamber and
Tourism Development office at
850-584-5366 to be considered
for placement on that committee.




Supporting Main Street
Main Street Perry President Joanna Ter Maat, left,
accepts a check from Progress Energy's Community
Relations Manager Bobby Pickels. The business made
a donation to the group to assist its on-going efforts
for downtown revitalization. One of the latest
projects completed by Main Street was the design--
and purchase--of new banners welcoming shoppers
and visitors downtown.

Ethanol plant set to

break ground this fal

Groundbreaking has been set
here this fall for a research and
development plant that will
explore ways to harness
byproducts from cellulosic
ethanol techniques to make
"environmentally friendly
versions of petroleum
The joint venture between
the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, Buckeye

Technologies Inc. and Myriant
Technology LLC will be built
at Buckeye with the aid of $20
million allocated by the Florida
Legislature. The ultimate goal
is to prove a level of
commercial viability that could
lead to a full-scale biorefinery
at the site.
The project will seek to
combine several UF-developed
technologies. The plant will
employ cellulosic ethanol

production technology now
licensed to Verenium Corp. and
used in demonstration plants
around the globe.
This will be combined with
technology licensed to Myriant
to make biobased chemicals
with many potential
applications, such as
biodegradable forms of plastic.
"We're trying to break our
S' Please see page 2

Off-duty FWC officers 'in the

right place, at the right time'

Two off-duty Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission officers were in
the right place at the right time
to help a family involved in a
boating accident as they
returned from a fishing trip on
the Gulf Monday afternoon.
Officer Randy McDonald
and Officer Scott Lee were
flagged down by Timothy Hill
at Channel Marker 27 in the
Steinhatchee River.
Hill was operating an 18-foot
aluminum boat which had
crashed into the channel
marker. The resulting impact
had thrown Hill and his wife
into the bottom of the boat; the
couple's 15-year-old son was
thrown out of the boat into the
"They flagged down the two
off-duty, officers as they
-approached. Of coLurse. they
didn't realize that the men were
in fact FWC officers,"
investigating officer Chad
Albritton said.
"Randy and Scott assisted in
getting everyone back in the
boat and then were able to get
the boat and family back to
Gulf Breeze Condos."
The son and wife were
transported to Doctors'
Memorial Hospital for
treatment of minor injuries.
The family was vacationing

in Steinhatchee from
The accident occurred when
the driver looked down to

check his bait well and hit the
channel marker.
The investigation is on-

Man seriously injured

in early morning crash

A Perry man was seriously injured in what the Florida
Highway Patrol has called an alcohol-related crash early
Sunday morning, June 14.
Gilbert Lee Stephens, 35, was flown by Air Medic One to
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
,* Please see page 2

Three teens involved

in rollover Monday
Three teens from Land O Lakes were in\ olved in a rollover
crash Monday morning, June 15, on U.S'. 19, four miles south
of Fish Creek Road.
The trio was traveling ira 2000 Jeep Cherokee when the
driver, Tyler John Radford. 19, fell asleep at the wheel.
"The vehicle drifted onto the west shoulder of the road. The
driver woke up and steered aggressively to the left in an
'attempt to re-enter S.R. 55," Florida Highway Patrol (FHP)
Trooper W, Brian Lundy.stated in his report.
"This caused the vehicle to rotate counter-clockwise and
travel across both southbound lanes and onto the center
'* Please see page 3

Bring Dad and celebrate Saturday

Let's play!
Looking for fun and
adventure? Find both in one
small package...this male Jack
Russell/Chihuahua mix .is
available for adoption at the
Taylor County Animal Shelter.
Meet your match by calling 838-
3525 today. For more pets
looking for homes, please see
page B-6.



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Live the Life will celebrate
this Father's Day by
announcing the winner of the
Taylor County 2009 Father of
the Year contest.
With Father's Day on
Sunday, the festivities will take
place Saturday at Forest Capital
State Park, beginning at 11 a.m.
The idea of holding a Father
of the Year contest came out of
Live the Life's work in area
"We've been working in the
schools over the last two years
administering the WAIT
program," said Live the Life
Director of Student Programs
Hank Hollingsworth.
The WAIT program, which is
an acronym for "Why Am I
Tempted?" promotes "healthy
choices" for students facing
decisions about drugs, alcohol,
tobacco and sex.

"We get the privilege of
teaching the students for one
and a half eeks out of the
year," Hollingsworth said.
For the program to be truly
effective, however, they need
the help of parents and the
community, he said.
According to Hollingsworth,
holding the Father of the Year
contest allows them to
recognize the impact strong
families can have on youth, as
well as giving them the
opportunity to engage the
All seventh through 10th
graders in Taylor County were
invited to write and submit
essays entitled "What My
Father Means to Me,"
explaining why their dad
should be named the Taylor
County 2009 Father of the Year.
The essays were then judged

Taylor County's Father of the Year will be announced Saturday. *

by local community partners,
who selected their 10 top from
each grade. Those entries were
then sent to the National Center
for Fathering, where judges
picked four first place winning
essays. From those, they also
selected the Father of the Year.
The winning essay writers
and the 2009 Father of the Year
will be announced during
Saturday's event by a group of

community leaders.
The winning father will
receive an all-expense-paid
family trip to Disney World, a
flat screen, high-definition
television and a guided deep
sea fishing trip.
The first place essay winners
from each grade will receive
two season passes to Wild
Adventures, a digital camera
and cash gift cards.

"We are celebrating a person
who is a very connected
father," Hollingsworth said,
adding that he hopes the event
teaches youth about the impact
a strong family and involved
parents can have on their
The fun scheduled for
Saturday isn't just for fathers,
"* Please see page 2

Renew licenses now and save 35%

Gov. Charlie Crist's recently-
signed $66.5 billion state
budget includes numerous
hikes in fees that will impact
virtually every Floridian.
The 2009-2010 budget
includes some $2.2 billion in
additional revenue for the state.
Much of it will come from
collections at local tax
collectors' offices. The new
fees go into effect Sept. 1.
Taylor County Tax Collector
Jack Tedder is encouraging
local citizens to renew
registrations and licenses now

and save at least 35 percent.
"If your registration is due
between now and November,
you can take advantage of early
renewals if you make you
purchase by Aug. 31," Tedder
Vehicle registrations can be
renewed up to 90 days prior to
your birth month and driver's
licenses can be renewed up to
18 months prior to your birth
month, Tedder said.
Although state agencies
haven't finalized all the specific
fees, here are some examples of

what you can expect to pay
beginning Sept. 1:
*Initial vehicle registration -
from $100 to $225;
*Annual license tax on
vehicles up 35 percent;
*New shore-fishing license -
from free to $7.50;
*Filing fee for civil court -
from $295 to $395;
*Foreclosure filing fee -
scaled based on property's
Truckers will be hit
especially hard as the 35
percent jump in registration

fees will increase the cost for
an 80,000-pound rig from
about $1,000 to $1,300.
People who enjoy the
outdoors will also be anteing up
more money.
Entrance fees to state parks,
which run from $2 to $5 per
carload depending on the park,
will jump by $1.
Other increases will take
effect next year (July 2010),
*The state waterfowl stamp,
"* Please see page 3

Jack Tedder

Taco Times June 17, 2009

Grant award
The Taylor County 4-H Shooting Sports Program has been awarded a $3,100
grant from the NRA Foundation. Above, 4-H Extension Agent II Lori Wiggins, left,
is presented a check by NRA Field Representative Trip Lancaster.

Lunch for first 400 guests

Continued from page 1
however, with free food for the
first 400 people as well as
bounce houses, a rock climbing
wall and special presentations
by the local Sheriffs
Live music will be provided
by the band, The Melrose
Everyone who attends the
.event will also be eligible to
sign up for the chance to win a
wide variety of door prizes,
including a Nintendo Wii and
an iPod Nano.
Hollingsworth said
Saturday's event will be an
annual occasion, with plans to
expand to neighboring counties
next year.
"Our ultimate goal is to have
a Father of the Year of the Big
Bend, where the fathers of the
year from each county will
move on to a regional event,"

Plant will be 'true biorefinery'

Continued from page 1
dependence on petroleum. Fuel
is a big part of that, but it's not
the only part," said Lonnie
Ingram, the UF distinguished
professor of microbiology and
cell science who led
development of the technology.
"Learning how to develop
these valuable byproducts not
only helps to make cellulosic
ethanol more economically
feasible, but it takes the
environmental impact of
cellulosic ethanol and extends
it to new areas -- like plastic
water bottles that won't take up
space in a landfill for thousands

of years," Ingram said.
Cellulosic ethanol is made
from the inedible portions of
plants and, according to the
U.S. Department of Energy, can
cut greenhouse gas emissions
by 86 percent compared with
gasoline. Biobased chemicals,
such as plastics, derived from
cellulosic feedstocks might
produce even greater savings.
Cellulosic ethanol and its
associated chemicals can also
be adapted to use whatever
feedstock is available nearby,
reducing transportation costs.
The new plant will experiment
with a wide variety of potential
feedstocks such as forest
products, sugarcane, sugar

Stephens was ejected

From vehicle in crash,

Continued from page 1
The driver, Robin Lynn
Stephens, 36, sustained minor
injures and was treated at
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
She was wearing a seatbelt at
the time of the crash.
The couple was traveling
north on Puckett Road around
1:15 a.m. when their 1994

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Mazda left the roadway and
overturned several times as it
entered a wooded area.
(Gilbert) Stephens, who was
not wearing a seatbelt, was
ejected from the vehicle.
Charges are pending further
investigation by Trooper Allen
The crash occurred
approximately four miles south
of Perry.

processing byproducts and
many others.
Headquartered in Memphis,
Tenn., Buckeye is a leading
producer of cellulose-based
specialty products. The
company owns and operates a
wood cellulose plant in Perry in
addition to cotton cellulose
manufacturing operations in
Memphis and Americana,
Buckeye Chairman and CEO
John Crowe said the research
plant partnership is a good fit
with Buckeye's sustainability
"We look forward to helping
create new environmentally
preferable energy and
cellulosic products from
renewable resources," Crowe
said. "This research and
development project is about
making products that
.will improve peoples'
:Ijhe_.. te'du'ing America's
dependency on foreign oil,
reducing human impact on the
environment and creating a
sustainable economy.
Crowe said Buckeye's wood
cellulose manufacturing has
always had an element of
sustainability, but there is much
more to be done.
"We believe the IFAS
research facility will develop a
new business model for
cellulose-related industries," he


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incorporate technologies like
those offered by Myriant,
which specializes in the
development of low-cost
cellulosic compounds that can
serve as feedstock for
sustainable production of high-
value chemicals, said Stephen
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"This will be the first
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materials, the .facility will
demonstrate the method to
maximize value in a renewable,
sustainable manner. Myriant is
proud to expand on its already
successful relationship with the
University of Florida and Dr.

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Live the Life, a local non
profit organization, offers
many programs that
"strengthen marriages and
families" in the Big Bend
In addition to student

services, the organization
offers services such as pre-
marital programs.
For more information
regarding Live the Life and the
programs it provides, contact
livethelife.org or call 850-668-

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The Southern Pine

A-3 Taco Times June 17, 2009

Heat index to hit 110

Seatbelts were in use

Continued from page 1
median. The vehicle then
crossed both northbound lanes,
onto the east shoulder of the
road. The driver steered right in
an attempt to re-enter the
highway, causing the vehicle to
rotate clockwise and overturn
two times."
The Jeep hit several small

trees and came to a final rest
facing south on the east
shoulder of U.S. 19.
All three occupants were
wearing their seatbelts and no
one was ejected from the
Passengers included Briana
N. Denicourt, 17, and Brian
James Herndon, 18.
The driver, Radford, was
cited for careless driving.

New tax per pack for smokers

Continued from page 1
from the current $3 to $5;
*The resident turkey permit,
from $5 to $10;
*The wildlife management
area permit for hunting, fishing
and other recreational uses,
from $25 to $30;
*The limited-entry or
special-opportunity hunt fee,
from $100 per day to $150 per
day and $250 per week to $300
per week, as determined by
FWC Commissioners;
Also, new laws create a $5

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Alex & Ben Meacham
Megan & Donald Tucker
Jennifer & Ben Turner.'
Christell & Thomas Walker;
Michelle Darnell & -
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annual deer permit (in addition
to the current hunting license
requirement for deer hunters)
and allow the agency to charge
up to $5 per day for non-
hunting and non-fishing
recreation on certain wildlife
management areas.
Some of the biggest
contributors to the 2009-2010
budget will be cigarette
smokers who will pay an
extra dollar per pack in state
The government expects that
tax to raise $989 million over
the next year.

Taylor County Emergency
Management officials are
urging residents and visitors in
Taylor County to use caution as
afternoon temperatures climb
to the 95-100 degree range and
the heat index reaches 105-110
degrees in many areas of the
state this week.
National Weather Service
Forecast Offices in Florida may
issue heat advisories for
multiple counties as
temperatures peak during the
middle and later portions of this
"While many Floridians are
used to summertime
temperatures, it is important
that everyone drink plenty of
fluids and take steps to avoid
extended hours in the afternoon
sun where possible," officials
The National Weather
Service in Tallahassee issued a
bulletin Tuesday for the area
stating that "dangerously hot
and humid weather will
continue at least through Friday
and likely Saturday as well."
The service also stated in its
weather outlook that the
"Florida Panhandle and Big
Bend areas are forecast to
remain hot and dry Wednesday
through Friday.
"Daytime temperatures will
likely approach or exceed the
100-degree mark over interior
counties, with coastal locations
expected to be in the upper 90s.
These near record hot
temperatures combined with
humidity values in the 35-50
percent range will result in heat
index values reaching around
100 by noon and then climbing
to around 105 to 110 during the
mid to late afternoon. If some
locations exceed the 110 degree

heat index value, Heat
Advisories will be issued."
The weather forecast for
Taylor County calls for daytime
highs to hit 98 degrees every
day through Friday, with lows
only reaching the mid 70s.
"Surrounded by the Atlantic
Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico,
Florida is often influenced by
tropical moisture, especially
during the summer months.
When high humidity values
combine with high
temperatures, our bodies think
it's hotter than it actually is,"
officials said. "This is called
the heat index. A person can
experience sunstroke, heat
cramps, heat exhaustion and
even heatstroke if exposed to
these conditions for a long
period of time. The National
Weather Service will issue heat
advisories and warnings when
the combination of heat and
humidity causes the heat index
to reach extreme levels."
Emergency management also
offered the following safety
Dress for the heat. Wear
lightweight, light-colored
clothing. Light colors will
reflect away some of the sun's
energy. It is also a good idea to
wear a hat or to use an
Drink water. Carry water or
juice with you and drink
continuously even if you do not
feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and
caffeine, which dehydrate the
Eat small meals and eat
more often. Avoid high-protein
foods, which increase
metabolic heat.
Slow down and avoid
strenuous activity. If you must
do strenuous activity, do it



Sunday, June 21

To all fathers and grandfathers, may your day be filled
with much love and happiness.

We also send a special Father's Day wish to
Wayne Connell, Robert Chester, Joey Ratliff, Floyd
Goodman, Garry Underhill and Keith Williams


during the coolest part of the
day morning hours between 4
and 7 a.m.
Stay indoors when possible.
If air-conditioning is not
available, stay on the lowest
floor out of the sunshine.
Remember that electric fans do
not cool, they simply circulate
the air.
Be a good neighbor. Check

in on elderly residents in your
neighborhood and those who
do not have air conditioning.
Don't forget your pets.
Make sure they have access
to water, ventilation and
For more information on the
Florida Division of Emergency
Management and to get a plan,
visit: www.FloridaDisaster.org.

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Shawna Marie Steele, Dustin Travis Beach

Steele, Beach to marry

in September at Destin

Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Steele of Destin announce the engagement
of their daughter, Shawna Marie, to Dustin Travis Beach, the son
of Michelle Beach, and the grandson of Travis and Faye Beach of
Keaton Beach.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Ft. Walton Beach High School,
pursuing a Bachelor's degree in real estate at Florida State
University.. She is currently employed at the Taylor County
Property Appraiser's office.
The prospective groom is enrolled at Tallahassee Community
College and is employed with Barnes Healthcare in Perry.
Their wedding will be Sept. 19, 2009, at 5 p.m. at Village
Baptist Church in Destin. Formal invitations will be issued for
out-of-town guests.


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Due July 21, 2009
Megan & Donald Tucker
Boy due August 16, 2009
(Caleb Manning)
Benjamin & Alexandria
September 3, 2009
Bettle Davis-Mayhew
(Dr. Dodle Davis' daughter)
September 27, 2009

Diana Briggs
Dimitri Williams
Married June 13, 2009
Jessica Hoover
Justin Locke
Married June 13, 2009
Heather Murphy
Christopher Sheffield
June 27, 2009
Amy Cruce
Lynn Gray
October 10, 2009
William & Tara Packard
June 20, 2009

A-4 Taco Times June 17, 2009
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love story, near shaiy Grove 100 years ago

This was going to be a
February column, but
Valentine's Day passed months
ago without much ado here at
my little house in Shady Grove,
so I decided to make this
column a special month of June
As I relaxed this past
Valentine's Day, I 'did some
reading about the origin of
Valentine's Day without
discovering any certain
explanation about the
beginnings of our American
day of celebrating love..
Instead, I decided to tell you a
little love story originating
right here near Shady Grove
almost 100 years ago in a little
community called Pleasant
My Great Uncle Curtis, who
of course has lived in
Tallahassee for many years,
grew up near Shady Grove and

told me the true story of the
love and devotion of his

By Deborah Sheffield
parents. This column is
dedicated to them and in honor
of the 64 years of marriage that
Uncle Curtis and Aunt Nelda
have shared a remarkable love.
Sam Tedder was a good
man...a very good man, later
much respected and called

apparent then, and continues to
resonate in the heart and life of
their son Curtis--who is the
most kind, compassionate and
loving man and to whom I am
so proud-to be related. You see,
Uncle Curtis has a love story
too, one that began over 64
,-. Please see page 8

upon for his wisdom and calm
composure. Elma was his equal
in kindness, beauty, generosity
and talent. It was this shared
talent for music and singing, in
the fading tradition of shaped
note harmony that brought
them together.
In 1919, an all-day sing was
held in Madison County. He
was there; she was
there... and they were
drawn to each other in
a magnetic way
seldom seen. By
sunset, they were arm
in arm leading the
music as two but also
as one--for he was
righthanded; she was
left-handed. From
that day on, Sam and
Elma were a loving
and faithful couple-he
singing, making
music, and she
playing the pump
organ and singing at
Pleasant Grove
Baptist Church. This
church continues to
thrive between Shady
Grove and Eridu.
The years were
more difficult than
most of us could
imagine...my Uncle
Curtis grew up, (as
some of you did)
during the Great
Depression years. But
Sam remained Rec
devoted to Elma Mr. a
through the grueling Lynda
hardship, and shemarria
remained dedicated to. Deedel
him and to their five honor
children: Curtis, June 20
Earnest, Virginia; J.B. ..
and Russell. Theirs Prophe
was a passionate, friends
shared and devoted R.S.V.F
love. This love was

eption Saturday
nd Mrs. William Andrews of Perry, and
Varney of Challis, Ind., announce the
e of their children, Terry Lee Smith, to
Floyd on June 12, 2009. A reception in
of the couple will be held Saturday,
), between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2
at New Hope Church of God of
cy. No invitations will be sent but all
and family are .invited to attend.
. to 223-2877 or (850) 464-2317 (cell).

Saturday wedding
Joseph and Cathrina Davis of Perry announce the forthcoming
wedding of their daughter, Kasey Jo, to Charlie Kenneth Ray McGraw, the
son of Shelia Bowers and Tim McGraw of Mayo. A June 20, 2009,
wedding is planned at 2 p.m. in the First Church of God located on U.S.
221 North. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

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I like reading the sports section,
because I love sports and they
have good articles in the paper.

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Perry- Newspapers, Inc., and the
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our school's reading program. We
appreciate th ed tiership
and see the results as more and more of
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12-under all stars

capture state title

Perry's 12-undcr Babe
Ruth all star team won five
straight games without a loss to
capture the Small League State
Championship last weekend in
Fort White.
Details of the tournament,
which included a 3-2 victory
over host Fort White in
Sunday's championship round,
will appear in Friday's Perry
Members of Perry's 12-year-

old team include Cameron
Collins, Austin Bishop, Seth
Murphy, Trent Jones, Greyson
Hicks, Grant Parker, Jonah
Newberry, Daniel Wentworth,
Caleb Wentworth, Cole
Wentworth, Trevor Hathcock
and Micah Kemmerer.
Coaches of the state
championship squad include
Mark Wentworth, Reggie
Wentworth and Brett

Date Opponent Site Time
Aug. 28 Mayo Away TBA
Sept. 4 Wakulla Away 7:30
Sept. 11 Jefferson County Away 7:30
Sept. 18 Chiles Home 7:30
Sept. 25 Bradford (Starke) Home 7:30
Oct. 2 Suwannee Home 7:30
Oct. 9 East Gadsden Away 7:30
Oct. 16 Open
Oct. 23 Union County Away 7:30
Oct. 30 Fort White Home 7:30
Nov. 6 Florida High Home 7:30
Nov. 13 Chiefland Away 7:30

A-6 TacoTimes June 17,2009

Taking the Challenge
Coach Danny Glover (far left) poses with many of the students that participated in
the Presidential Fitness Challenge.

52 compete in Presidential Fitness

Numerous students at Taylor
County High School recently
participated in the Presidential
Fitness Challenge.
Some 52 students from
Danny Glover's classes as well
as several from Jim Burant's
class participated.
Those scoring over 50
percent received the National'
Fitness Award. Students scoring
up to 85 percent received the
Presidential Fitness Award and
those scoring over 85 percent
received a certificate signed by
the president.
Seventeen students received
the top award while 27 were
given the national award.
Some 85 percent of all students
participating scored 50 percent

or higher.
The following students
participated: Wil Joiner,
Chris Kanipe, New Le, Sarah
Meacham, Chris Morgan,
Taylor Ratliff, Charlie Johnson,
Da'vonte Powe, Lindsey Carter,
Calvin Bass, Jabrayla Bell, Kyle
Carmichael, Caitlin Carter,
Ashley Catalono, Justin
Kinsey, Melanie Mcafee, Deidre
Miller, Tiffany Mix, Miraj Patel,
Ryan Ragans, Logan Smith,
Quiinsha Stephens, Crystal
Thomas, Sandy Weekly, Eddie
Katelyn Welch, Hunter
Barfield, Amanda Jennings,
Beau Rodgers, Cassidy
Stephens, Chad Hill, Sergio
Sparrow, Wesley Barr, L.J.

FWC meeting to address new grouper rules

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) will meet at the
Plantation Inn in Crystal River
June 17-18.
On Thursday, June 18,. the
Commission will address
'in.,i e fis elie. is,.ues.
including a final public hearing
on a proposed rule that would
change the recreational harvest
season for red snapper in Gulf
of Mexico state waters from.
June 1 through Sept. 30 to June
1 through Aug. 14.
This is consistent with
new federal regulations


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and is necessary because of
recreational over-harvest of
Gulf red snapper in 2008.
Another final public hearing
will air proposed new rules for
Gulf grouper to be generally
consistent with new federal
regulanons. The rule proposal is
to help reduce fishing pressure
on Gulf grouper and improve
fishing in the future. Proposed
rules would decrease the daily
recreational aggregate bag limit
for grouper from five fish to four
per person in Gulf state waters.
Another proposal would
establish a Feb. 1 March 31

closed spawning season for all
recreational and commercial
harvest of shallow-water
groupers (gag, black, red,
yellowfin, scamp, yellowmouth,
rock hind and red hind) in Gulf
state waters. The proposed
closed season would extend a
current one-month commercial
closed season for red, gag and.
black grouper in Gulf state
waters. The proposal would
allow commercial fishermen
to transport their legal grouper
catches from federal waters
through state waters during the
closed season.

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Blount, Christen Geil,
Alexis McHome, Carolyn
Nowlin, Jonny Simmons, Aaron
Stryker, Imoni White, Seth
Yates, Gavin Greene, Jasmine
Jones, Twanda Tumblin, T.J.
Norman, Ryan Rabor, Desiree
Robert Davis, Jonathan
Smith, Adrick Arnold, Adam
Harris and Tenesia Fead.

Soccer camp

will be held

in August
The Perry Soccer Association
will be sponsoring a soccer
camp August 10-13 for kids,
ages 4-18.
Daily camp times will be
from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
for ages 4-12 and 5:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. for ages 13-18. The
camp will be held at the Taylor
County Sports Complex on
U.S. 19 N.
The cost is $75 per participant
and includes a camp T-shirt.
Warner Soccer from Tallahassee
will be conducting the camp.
The camp will emphasize
technical soccer skills and game
awareness while providing
fun. The Perry Soccer Camp
features a 4v4 Program for
ages 5-12 and an advanced
skill program for ages 13-18.
Players will get technical and
tactical/team training including
specialized training by position
for the older age groups.
Registration is being held at
Taylor Photography on U.S. 19
S. or the Fair Store in downtown
For more information call

Steinhatchee's athletes

receive year-end honors

Steinhatchee School recently
honored its athletes for the
2008-09 school year.
Members of the Stingray
basketball team included Casey
Barnett, Tanner Cole, Jacob
Harris, Michael Corbin, Cody
Chesser, Jason Schroeder and
Timothy Lashley.
The cheerleaders included
Linda Fix, Chaeli Norwood,
Angel Dickey, Allie Padilla and
Valarie Brown.

The volleyball team included
Lindsey Wood, Candice Neal,
Brooke Kimbrell, Megan
Huyck, Jessica Downey,
Courtney Bailey, Kaitlyn
Wright, Allie Padilla, Haley
Ross, Jena Gibson, Holly
Hamilton, Breanna Bedford and
Jamie Hamilton.
Also recognized were
Concession Queen Jena Gibson
and Most Supportive Mom
Danielle Norwood.

Class of '89 will host golf tourney June 27
The Taylor County Class 27, at the Perry Golf and For morb inforriation or
of 1989 will be having a golf Country Club. to sign up, call (478) 919-
tournament on Saturday, June Tee off is set for 8 a.m. 1546.

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Happy 3rd Birthday
to Mommy & Daddy's
Little Man
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June 17, 2009
May God bless you
to see many more!
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V.B.S. planned at Pisgah Baptist

Get on board
June 22-26
The Boomerang Express will
board children, age 3 through
sixth grade, for a week of
Vacation Bible School at
Pisgah Baptist Church. Classes
are planned June 22-26 from
5:30 until 9 p.m. with
commencement on June 27.
Need more information? The

church can be contacted at 584-

Men's Day at
The men of Christian
Tabernacle invite everyone to
their annual Men's Day
program on Sunday, June 21,
beginning at 8 a.m. The guest

speaker will be Elder Rudolph
Ferguson Sr. of New Covenant
Holy Temple in Tallahassee.
The men's choir, The Songs of
Allen, will present special
music for the service.
For additional information,
please call Gerald Williams at
Pastor Chester H. Demps
encourages everyone to

Men's Day!
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church will celebrate its annual
Men's Day on Sunday, June 21,
with services at 11 a.m. The
Rev. Leavon Robinson of Live
Oak will be the guest speaker.
"This is also Father's Day and
we urge everyone to come help
us celebrate this dual day."

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Robert L. Rodgers
Robert L. Rodgers, 67, died
June 15, 2009, at Select
Specialty Hospital in
Born in Jacksonville, he
moved to Perry in 1998,
coming here from Arcadia. He
was the son of the late Gerald
Rodgers and Idel Bridges. Mr.
Rodgers was a veteran of the
U.S. Army. He also played the
piano for the Senior Center.

Do you need

First Presbyterian Church of
Perry continues to offer
pastoral counseling services to
its congregation and the
community at large, with
sessions structured for both
individuals and couples.
Dr. Robert R. Lutz, an
ordained Lutheran pastor,
conducts the confidential
sessions at the church.
"Pastoral counseling
provides a faith-based
approach that respects the
spiritual and religious
traditions of those who seek
help." Issues may concern self-
- esteem, depression? stress and
anxiety, coping with illness,
pain or disability, relationship
issues, loss and grief, abuse
and trauma, marital issues and
pre-marital assessments.
Fees for counseling sessions
are negotiated on a sliding
scale. Lutz can be reached by
calling 843-3083.

Survivors include: his wife
of 44 years, Ida J. Rodgers of
Perry; a son, Robert Rodgers of
Fontenot, Texas; a daughter,
Polly Ann Grantham of
Louisiana; two brothers,
Thomas Rodgers of Madison
and Danny Talbert of
Apalachicola; two sisters, Jean
Watson of Apalachicola and
Peggy Talbert; eight
grandchildren; one great
granchild; and a host of nieces

and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
today, June 17, at 4 p.m. at
Burns Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at
Pineview Memorial Gardens.
Family members received
friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8
p.m. Sign the guestbook at
Joe P. Bums Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.

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The Lynch Family Reunion
will be held June 20 at Forest
Capital Hall. Friends and
family members are invited
to come and have lunch at 12

Meeting is in Crystal River

Continued from page 6
for Gulf red grouper, and for
all importation and sale of red
grouper, from 20 inches to 18
inches total length.
The agenda for Wednesday,
June 17, includes updates
from FWC staff. In 2008, the
commission directed staff to
develop a new imperiled species
listing process.

In addition, the commission
will review and discuss a
recent red drum (redfish)
stock assessment and, on Friday,
June 19, the FWC will conduct
a workshop to discuss state
and federal marine fisheries
management coordination.
The June 17-18 meeting will
convene at 8:30 a.m. both days.
The Plantation Inn is at 9301
West Fort Island Trail, Crystal


A different kind of finger painting
The Taylor County Sheriff's Office recently conducted a fingerprinting and safety
program at a local Pre-K. Shown above are officers (left to right) Brian Cruce, Ed
Whiddon, Pam Brasby and Darell Upshaw.

Peas Peas Peas
We now have Butterpeas, Green and
Speckled Butterbeans, and Pink Eyes
Acre Peas Available Friday
$29.00 (shelled) Bushel

Call Margie Gamble
or LeAnn Rainey

Available Friday (except acre peas)
Also will have ladyfingers and zippers,
black eyes and other vegetables

'I will spend

my life trying'

Continued from page 4

years ago when he fell in love
with Nelda Ruth Hendry, then
of Shady Grove.
She was working at her
uncle's store-the old BC
Blanton store (where only the
concrete steps remained at the
intersection of Hwy. 14 and
221). Like his father, Uncle
Curtis became a very good
young man, and at the age of
21 he declared, "I'm going to
marry [Virginia's] sister!"
To do his courting, he walked
eight miles from Eridu to Shady
Grove--after catching a bus
from Tallahassee--where he
was working at Dale Mabry
Field. As he wooed Aunt Nelda,
he won the hearts of his future
r in-laws. Those two kind and
gentle in-laws were my Great
Grandmother Arie Bailey
McLeod Hendry and Auley H.
: Hendry.
I never met my Granddaddy
Hendry, but have a sense of
fiii ithrugh the questioni ie
posed to Uncle Curtis when
my great uncle asked for Aunt
Nelda's hand in marriage.
(Yes, a blessing was once a
requirement for betrothal.)
Uncle Curtis tells it like
this: "I asked your great-great
granddaddy for his blessing,
but he became quiet and
contemplative. After what
seemed an eternity, Mr. Hendry
posed this question to me:
'Curtis, can you take care of
Nelda better than I can?'"
What would a young man
today answer to such a respected
My Uncle Curtis, with
nervous heart overflowing with
love, simply replied, "Sir, I
don't know, but I do know that
I will spend the rest of my life
What a wise and graceful
answer he made that day. And
with all his promises, my Uncle
Curtis has kept his word. They
were indeed married on this day
64 years ago, and my Uncle
Curtis and Aunt Nelda have
spent well over half a century
taking care of one another.
They were blessed with three
children: Allan, Sammy, and
Becky; two grandchildren:
Lauren and Brandon; and the
incomparable 2-year old "Miss
They all carry the heart of
their grandparents in their
loving and also the love of
music that brought Sam and
Elma them together so long ago
here in our little community
called Shady Grove.
For those planning a wedding
reception this month, I offer the
following delicious recipe:
The Traditional Wedding
Cookie Recipe
(found among my
grandmother's recipes)
1 c. soft butter
1/2 c. confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/4 c. all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. finely chopped pecans
Mix butter, sugar and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, blend flour
and salt then stir into the butter
mixture. Fold in pecans. Roll
into 1-inch balls (you could use
a melon baller). Bake 10-12
minutes on an ungreased cookie
sheet. Roll in powdered sugar-
when they are right out of the
oven. Cool and roll in sugar a
second time.
Enjoy these delicious and
delicate cookies!

Father's Day luncheon set

at Woman's Club Sunday
Do you have lunch plans for Father's Day? The Perry Woman's
Club is staging a Father's Day Luncheon on Sunday from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m. featuring a menu of pork loin, green beans, corn
casserole, sweet potato casserole, rolls, dessert and tea.
Tickets are $10 each, and available from any club member or by
calling Iris Parker at 584-8106.

Canning class offered
The Taylor County Extension Office is holding a hands-on
canning workshop, focusing on making homemade salsas. The
class will be June 24 from 2-4 p.m, at 203 Forest Capital Park Dr.
The cost is $15.
Each participant will receive a USDA Complete Guide to Home
Canning and Preserving as well as the hands-on experience. Class
size is limited so please call 838-3509 to pre-register.

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( passion for plants

Managing editor
How many roadside plants in
Taylor County can you name?
If your name is Shirley Hall,
the answer is in the hundreds.
"When I was in college, I had
a botany teacher that I thought
the world of," Hall said. "He
took a special interest in several
of us and my love for plants has
continued to grow through the

Dotted Beebalm

Prickly Poppy

Shirley Parker came to Foley
in the eighth grade and later
married a boy from Foley,
named Harry Hall. Now he's
her transportation as she seeks
to conquer and identify. "Harry
takes me wherever I want, and
he shares my love for plants,"
she said.
"Both of us had parents who
loved plants too. I came to
realize that I couldn't identify
all of them..." and so the quest

After she completed a Master
Gardener class, she bought
Harry a camera...and proceeded
to use it. "Harry never got a
chance to use it," she said, with
only a hint of guilt.
But last year, she redeemded
herself by purchasing him
another one. "This one's really
his, but he lets me use it," she
said, and she glows about the
photographs. "We've done
some really beautiful pictures,
and with the close-ups, you can
count the stamens, and the
pistils," she said, almost giddy
about the prospect. Then she
backs up and wonders if it's
appropriate to explain that the
stamens are the male parts and
the pistils are the female parts.
Hall clearly doesn't want to
sound like an encyclopedia, but
she's a former teacher and she
knows you need to understand
that a poor Swede, named
Carolus Linnaeus, made it his
life's pursuit to study plants,
animals and minerals. She'll tell
you he was the first to
formulate a system for
classifying them into groups.
He counted the parts and sorted
all plants into 23 classes. His
user-friendly system is still
utilized today, but it did meet
with resistance then. "He got
into a lot of trouble with the
church because he referred to
the stamens as the husbands
and the pistils as wives, One
bishop wrote that Linnaeus was
guilty of gross lustful desires
and his teaching was not good
for the young people of he
So how do you identify a
Hall has a stor\ for that, too.
"Eve goes up to Adam \ith an
amazing animal and tells him
she's named this animal 'horse.'
Adam wants to ki;o;i~-\ Eve
chose that name and she says,
'Because he looks like a horse.'"
So \\hat does a wildflower
look like' Observe its stem, its
shape. Its texture--is it fuzzy or
hair) "There are 75 \words in
botany to describe hairy," she
adds. "Not Harry," she insists.
She started with two books.
Now she has 50,
With the assistance of her
daughter, Dena, Hall created a
power point presentation which
she recently presented to the
Perry Garden Club. It is
entitled, "The Wildflowers of
Florida, Taylor County and
Surrounding Counties." She
thanks fellow garden club
members, Liska Gooding,
Carlyen Grant and Judy

Nowlin, as well as Bob Bell for
pointing her in the right
direction and helping with
identification. Then she gives
credit, where credit it
due: "Photographic advice,
transportation and protection
by Harry G. Hall."
Naming wildflowers, she
explains, takes you to some
questionable places, dangerous
ditches and thick underbrush.
But she found (and see how
many you know):
Red Buckeye on the way to
Cross City;
Mimosas which escaped
cultivation and are here to stay;
White Colic Root;
Indigo Bush between
Jefferson and Taylor counties
with a White Indigo that "dries
beautifully," a quality that
garden club members can
Stinking Daisy, also known
as chamomile;
Columbine, for which Hall
noted, "Indians used the ground
up seeds to kill lice";
Pricky Poppy which is
blooming now;
Indian Plantain;
Milkweed--"the butterflies
love it," she declares with
Butterfly Weed;
Climbing Aster;
White-Topped Aster;
Hairy Milk Vetch;
Sea Myrtle "which likes to
live at Adams Beach";
Tarflower, also found along
Beach Roach, which is credited
with catching insects;
Greeneyes, on the side of the
road near Dekle Beach;
Spanish Needle that people
hate but butterflies love-"leave
it alone," she says, insistently;
Swamp Beggar Ticks;
Blue Dogbane, found in dry
Blue-Eyed Grass;
Buckthorn, and she's found

only one, on Foley Road;
Beauty Berry, the fruit of
which can be eaten and made
into jelly;
Florida Bluebell which
grows in ditches;
Trumpet Vine;
Cardinal Flower, and she
remarks, "The bishop of the
church would have a fit over
this naughty name, wouldn't
Paintbrush Plant;
Vanilla Plant and you can
guess what it smells like. "It
used to be used in pipe
tobacco," she said;
Butterfly pea;
Button Bush which thrives
near the water;
Partridge Pea;
Water Hemlock which is the
most poisonous plant in the
Southeastern United States, "be
careful," Hall reminded;
Swamp Virgin Bower;
Turk's Turban which grows
nine feet tall and can be found
out near Foley;
Black Ti Ti which loves the
swamp life;
Day Flower;
Ageratum which prefers the
Suwannee River;
Coreopsis, a roadside
String Lily, on the way to
Dodder, a parasite and a
Queen Anne's Lace;
Mint which grows all over
the place, she says--you can
recognize these plants by their
square stem;
Florida Elephant's Foot
"which some people call Deer
Tongue," she said;
Rattlesnake Master (legend
suggests' Indians used this for
Cherokee Bean, a poisonous
plant but the hummingbirds
love it;

Florida Anise

Hall in her own cultivated garden

Dog Fennel;
Yellow Top;
Yellow Jessimine;
False Foxglove;
Loblolly Bay;
Five-Bristled Orchid;
Narrow-leaved Sunflower;
Beach Sunflower;
Rayless Sunflower;
Pineland Hibiscus;
Scarlet Hibiscus, living on
the way to Dekle;
Swamp Hibiscus;
Musky Hibiscus;
Sky Flower ("Isn't it a
beautiful color?" she asks);
%\ool\ Flower;
Musky Mint (Beach Road);
Yaupon which Indians used
for diarrhea;
Scarlett Morning Glory;
Florida Anise with a
memorable licorice smell;
Cypress Vine;
Standing Cypress near
Marsh Mallow;
Bog Button;
Lion's Ear, located on a farm
near Eridu;
Blazing Star;
Gopher Apple Fruit which
gopher tortoises eat;
Catesby's Lily whose habitat
has been destroyed and it
grieves Hall, "but drive toward
Fenholloway, you might see


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Glades Lobelia at Adams
Primrose Willow which can
be found on the sides of the
Lady Lupine;
Matrimony Vine (red berries,
near Adams Beach);
Roserush which blooms near
the fire tower, Hall says;
Black Medic;
Yellow Sweet Clover;
Partridge Berry;
Beebalm that blooms
"everywhere," she says; i
Lotus Lily;
and Ladies' Tresses orchids.
That concludes Hall's power
point presentation, to date, but
not her interest. It started in
college, and has wrapped itself
around her life, her computer,
her camera and her marriage,
for more than a few years.
A lot like kudzu.
As long as a wildflower is
blooming, Hall is on a mission
and she has a sermon, too: "We
are losing many of our habitats
for our flowers and other
wildlife. Some of the flowers I
photographed a few years ago, I
cannot find anymore. We are
draining our wet areas where
many of our plants must
grow. We need to be sensitive
to their importance to our
Wouldn't Carolus Linnaeus
be proud?


AARP: last Wed., 1
Shrine Club.
Kiwanis Club:
noon, Joyce's Main Str
MainStreet Perry: f
each month, noon, He,
NAACP: first Sund
Jerkins Community Ce
Optimist Club: TI
Joyce's Main Street C
Perry Garden
Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge
fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F
third Monday nights, 7:
Perry Lodge #187
Tues., 6 p.m., Masonic
Perry Masonic Lod
first and third Monday,
Perry Shrine Club
7 p.m. (club house on i
Perry Woman's
Wed., noon (Septembe
Rotary Club: Tu
Rosehead Junction.
Taylor County
Council: second and
p.m., Jerkins Commun
Vogue XIII: first M
Call 584-2404.

Airport Advisory
fourth Wednesday, 12

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Chamber of Commerce: second
0 a.m. at Perry Thurs., 8 a.m., chamber board
Wednesday, City Council: second and fourth
reet Cafe. Tues., at 6:30 p.m.
irst Thursday of County Commission: first Mon.
avenly Floors, and third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse
lay, 5 p.m., at annex; workshop, fourth Tues., 3 p.m.
inter. Juvenile Justice Council: third
hurs., noon at Thurs., 9 a.m., at Juvenile Justice
afe. Office, 1719 South Jefferson Street.
Club: third Planning Board: first Thurs., 6
p.m. Courthouse annex (old post
D: second and office).
Social Security: representatives,
:&AM: first and second Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon,
:30 p.m, courthouse annex.
:first and third Taylor County Construction
Hall. License Board Meeting: third Fri., 2
Ige 123: meets p.m., courthouse annex.
7:30 p.m. Taylor County Development
:fourth Thurs., Authority: second Mon., noon, at
Courtney Rd,). Capital City Bank.
Club: second Taylor County School Board: first
er to May), and third Tues., 7 p.m.
es., noon at Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
fourth Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road,
Leadership 5:30 p.m.
fourth Friday, 7 Taylor Soil & Water Conservation
ity Center. District Board: fourth Monday, 5:30
Ion., 7:30 p.m. p.m., Foley Airport terminal
conference room. Call 584-4329 for
Tourism Development Council:
second Wed., 5 p.m., Chamber of
SCommittee: Commerce.
2 noon, Perry- Big Bend Republican Women's

Network: second Monday at 5:30
p.m., 502 W. Green St. E-mail:

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Business Network International
(B.N.I): every Tuesday, 7:30-9 a.m.,
Hampton Inn. Visitors welcome.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2
p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second
Monday, 7 p.m., Jerkins Community
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Helping Hands of the Shelter:
every Tuesday, 6 p.m., chamber of
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
La Leche League International:
second Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor
County Public Library.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first
and third Fridays. 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 Road.
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. Please call 838-2045.
Perry Parrothead Club: first
Wednesday, 6 p.m., Poppa Jim's; third
Wednesday, 6 p.m., The Timbers. Call
Pet adoptions: Taylor County
Animal Shelter, open Monday through
Friday. Call 838-3525.
Republican Party of Taylor
County: second Thursday, 5:30 p.m.,
at Rosehead Junction.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP):
Thursday, 10 a.m., 502 N. Center
Street. 223-0393.
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday,
6 p.m., at the district building on
Beach Road.
Taylor County Amateur Radio
Club: first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of
Forestry office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Brotherhood:
meets on Mondays, 7 p.m., at New
Brooklyn; every third Saturday, 9 a.m.,
at Stewart Memorial.
Taylor County Brotherhood
Choir: meets every Thursday, 6 p.m.,
at Stewart Memorial.
Taylor County Habitat for
Humanity. 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
Fri., Club Roping, 6:30 p.m.; second
Sat., speed events, 11 a.m.; last Sat.,
roping, 6 p.m. Arena is located on
Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public
Taylor County Reef & Research
Team: second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest
Capital Hall.
Taylor County Senior Center:
Executive Board of Directors meeting,
every third Thursday.
Whole Child Taylor-Shared
Service Network: fourth Mon., 9
a.m., Taylor County School District
Administrative Office Complex.

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Monday,
8 p.m. and Thursday, 8 p.m. at the
Serenity House, 1824 N. Jefferson
Street. Call 672-1263 for more
Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: every second Tuesday,
at 7 p.m., First United Methodist
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m., Big
Bend Hospice office (107 E. Green).
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).
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.
Perry Winners Group of
Alcoholics Anonymous: Friday,
8 p.m.; Heritage House, 317 N.
Orange St.
The Way: (faith-based 12-step
group for addicts and alcoholics)
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., and Friday, 7 p.m.,
at the Serenity House, 1824 N.
Jefferson St. Please call 672-0626.

Ladies Auxiliary: third Saturday, 10
a.m., at 8839 U.S. 19 South. Call 223-
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 584-5725
or 838-2045.
VFW Post #9225: second Tues.,
7 p.m. (American Legion building).

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June 17, 2009

Wednesday was'banner

day' for Downtown Perry

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Kudos to Main Street Perry!
Wednesday was a "banner day"
in Perry, with forest green banners
displaying the message, "Welcome
to Our Town," now lining the
streets of the downtown district.
We applaud every small step
which Main Street does to dress
up our downtown. The planters
at the Court House now bloom

at vantage points, and hopefully
crowds will blossom at their
monthly Friday Fests, drawing
patrons downtown.
The Historic Perry Station is a
beautiful addition to the downtown
area, and sets a wonderful trend
for other businesses to follow.
Perhaps we can look forward to
more banner days!

Letters to the Editor :

Resident thanks Main Street for planters

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Dear Editor:
Thank you, Main Street,
for placing the new planter
boxes at the three entrances of

the courthouse.
Also, the city has done a
great job on the Old Train

These are significant
improvements to our historic
Connie McBride

Appreciation given to poker run sponsors

Dear Editor:
We 'would like to take a
moment to : thank everyone
who helped make the March
of Dimes. poker run that was
held Saturday, May 9, a huge
We would like to thank the
sponsors that made this event
possible: Heatn & Beaten
BBQ, Goodman's BBQ, Wayne
Padgett & Co., Padgett's Lawn
Care, Elks Club, Joe P. Burns
Funeral Home, Big Bend

Marine, Winn-Dixie, Taylor
County Sheriff's Office, City of
Perry Police Department, Power
Country, Corer Store at Keaton
Beach, Mason's Market, Gas 'n
Grill at Tennille, Ace Hardware,
Yarbrough Tire, Huddle House,
Cribbs & Sons Tire, Mitch's
Perry Newspapers, Inc., and
We had approximately
68 motorcycle enthusiasts
participate in the event and we
were able to raise more than

$3,100 for the March of Dimes
to benefit our local chapter. In
addition, we have numerous
donors who made generous
contributions to the March of
Due to the overwhelming
response, we may have left
someone out. If so, it was not
intentional; we would like to
say thanks for your generosity.
Paula Tuten, Lynn Bennett,
Naomi Murphy

Team captain celebrates success

Dear Editor:
On behalf of Team High I
would like to thank everyone
who made our team a success.
We registered our team with
35 days to organize and
prepare. Many of us had never
participated on this level
"andidid, not .really' know how
things worked., Tanya 'Oneal

Superintendent Paul Dyal
after a contest that raised
For Life.


and Sara Himmel stepped in
with a world of knowledge and
understanding that made the
process so much easier. For that
we are so grateful.
I would like to thank Gail and
Benjye of H.B.Tuten Logging,
Inc., for sponsoring our team
:-,shirts. They wvere ahit and were
seen all around the track worn

(left) kissed a stuffed pig
more than $100 for Relay

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by our team members and
others who purchased them.
We hope to make our shirts an
annual event for our relay team.
I would like to thank Sandi
Gail and Goodman's who
without hesitation donated cole
slaw and other supplies for our
Chicken dinners. To pveryope.
who purchased chicken dinner
tickets in support of our team
and the American Cancer
Society we thank you. I would
also like to thank the businesses
who donated auction prizes
on our behalf: Travis Beach,
Simpson's Nursery, Seatow, and
Scales and Tails.
The day of relay what we
were fearful of came: rain. I
would like to thank Tommy
Murrow and Burs Funeral
Home for the use of their tent.
They definitely saved the day
for us. You guys are the best.
A special thanks to Paul Dyal,
Bruce Ratliff and Emily Ketring
for participating in our "Kiss
the Pig" contest. We raised
over $100 on it alone. I would
be remiss if I didn't thank the
person who pushed Mr. Dyal
over the top as the winner/loser
with their huge donation.
Last but not least the Taylor
County Middle School, who
raised nearly $1,400 in 35
days through various fund-
raisers at the school. Thanks
to Kiki Puhl, Alicia Beshears,
Keri Bean, Michelle Whiddon,
Heather Fent, Tracie Singletary
and Lori Wetherington for all of
their work in organizing these
team fund-raisers at the middle
I would like to draw attention
to the younger members of
our team who stayed ALL
night, walked ALL night and
participated in every activity on
the track, even at 2 and 3 a.m.
They were Kaylee Denmark,
Stacy Garand, Haley Lago,
Olivia Lee and Katelyn Shaw.
Anyone who has teenage
daughters understands that
when you get that many girls
together there is most always
drama. They stayed focused and
remembered the reason they
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Midweek Muddle

I attended a wedding this weekend
which was marked by a profusion of
pink tulle, and a profusion of good
Men who don't typically enjoy
weddings should note that it's not
just about the flowers, music and the
dresses, it's about the friends you see
there...friends that you see nowhere
I said to more than one person,
"I haven't seen you since the last
wedding..." and that sentiment was
true. So I enjoyed myself, and all
those I met while vows and cake were
The conversation at my table was
particularly lively because those who
sat around my table were particularly
lively. We would have lowered the
hemline on several dresses of those
who also attended, but otherwise, our
stories centered around the weather,
the .wedding, the world, and all those
in it.
During one of my stories, I realized
that my friends were watching my
arms instead of my words. Then I
remembered: I forgot to explain my
"Oh," I said with animation, "let me
explain....I look like I have been in
bondage, but I have not."
On the previous weekend, we
returned from vacation to find that
the air conditioning unit had "frozen"
(that's my technical word) and had
dripped water all over the carpet in the
area of the downstairs unit.
Without fail, Life always slaps you in
the face when you return home from
vacation. There's seldom an easy
transition, a smooth, seamless return.
So for the next two days, we used all
the clean towels in the house trying to
absorb water from the carpet. Then I
had one of my Mother Fits and insisted
that we just cut out the carpet in the
closet underneath the unit, for it would
never be the same again.
That required a trip to town for a
specific utility knife.
Two human beings.
Two flashlights.
And a great deal of grunting and
sweating--the husband on one end and
I on the other, leaning over the grill
which covers the intake.
Remarkably, the actual task was not
as difficult as I had feared, but it did
require developing and implementing a
plan, sort of like doing the Dead Man's

ols and tulle


float over the slotted, aluminum grill,
with knife in hand.
Whew, when we were through, I felt
much better about having that carpet
out of the house. Life was soon going
to return to normal, whatever that
looks like.
But the next morning when I lifted my
arms to apply my make-up, I noticed
that I had grill marks on the undersides
of both, of my forearms. I wondered
aloud, "Are those just pressure'marks
or bruises?"
By the following morning, that
question had been answered: they were
bruises, which old people get easily,
you know. They were deep purple with
a hint of blue.
That's bad enough, but by the day of
the wedding, they were that sick green
and yellow color and surely caused
others to wonder if I had been held
hostage in the air conditioner closet of
my home.
"Well, I wondered," said one friend, at
the conclusion of the story.
"I was afraid to ask," said another,
politely dabbing the corners of her
mouth with her napkin.
Shortly thereafter, I made plans to
depart the wedded bliss at Goodwood
Plantation in Tallahassee and head
back to Perry.
I had confessed my concentration
camp experience and I had no more
secrets, or so I thought until I saw a
man entering the bathroom I had just
When he closed the door, the sign
posted upon the door said, "Men's
"Ohmigosh..." I said to no one in
particular as I grabbed my purse.
The exterior door to this bathroom
had been opened wide and positioned
flat against the outside wall so that I
never saw the sign which said, "Men's
But now I understand why the man
who entered, as I was preparing to
leave, went immediately back outside--
surely to check the sign. Then he came
back in, spoke politely to me, shut the
door to his stall as I stood in front of
the mirror and fixed my hair.
As I said before: Men who don't
typically enjoy weddings should note
that it's not just about the flowers,
music and the dresses, it's about the
friends you see there...friends that you
see nowhere else.
I mean, really.

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Florida Governor Charlie Crist
Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St.,
Tallahassee, FL 32399 850-488-4441
U.S. Senator Mel Martinez
1N Palafox St., Suite 159,
Pensacola, FL 32502 850-433-2603
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
111 North Adam St., Suite 208,
Tallahassee, FL 32301 850-942-8415
U.S. Representative Allen Boyd
1650 Summitt Lake Dr., Suite 103,
Tallahassee, FL 32317 850-561-3979


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2008 Quality Water Report

of the City of Perry

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report
is designed to inform yoia about the quality water and services we deliver to you every
day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking
water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water
treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the
quality of your water. Our water source is supplied by 4 wells; these wells draw water
from the Floridian Aquifer. Our water distribution system consists of 3 water treatment
Mason Kelley Water Treatment Plant 713 N. Faulkner St.
Perry Water Works Treatment Plant 404 W. Leon St.
Well #3 pumping Station Leon St. & Faulkner St.

We are also supported by a 200,000 gallon elevated storage tank located on Baker
St., a 400,000 gallon ground storage tank at the Perry Airport and 2 chlorine Booster
At these treatment facilities, source water is chlorinated for disinfection and fluoridated
for Dental health purposes. Source water at Mason Kelley WTP and Perry Water Works
is also filtered for Iron removal and a polyphosphate is added.

Polyphosphate is added to inhibit Iron, Manganese, and Corrosion.

In 2008, the Department of Environmental Protection conducted a Source Water
Assessment of the Perty Water System. These assessments were conducted to
provide information abqut any potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of
our wells. There are 6 potential sources of contamination identified for this system
with susceptibility levels ranging from moderate to high. The assessment results are
available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at
* This report shows our water quality results and what they mean.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please
contact Stephen Hollov'ell, City of Perry, 224 S. Jefferson St., Perry, FL 32347 at
(850) 584-7940. We encourage our valued, customers to be informed about their water
utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings.
They are held on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City
Council Room.

Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants and inorganic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points
or the highest detected level at any sampling point, depending on the sampling frequency.
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Violation Y/N Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement (mo./yr.) Detected Results Contamination

Radiological Contaminants
Erosion of natural
Alpha emitters (pCi/L) 5/08 & 6/08 N 1.6 1.1-1.6 0 15 deposits

Radium 226 228 or ncd .,.5/.... 6/0 ..... .............................. Erosioftdiil
Radium .. o5/08 & 6/08 N 1.4 ND-1.4 0 5 Erosion na
radium (pCi/L) deposits

Inorganic Contaminants
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling M ioio Level Range of Likely Source of
Measurement I (mo./yr.) MCL Violetected Results Contamination
Discharge of drilling
I 0 wastes; discharge
Barium (ppm) 5/08 & 6/08 N 0.009 0.008- 2 2 from metal refineries;
erosion of natural
Discharge from steel
and pulp mills;
Chromium (ppli) 5/08 & 6/08 N 16 6.4-16 100 100 erosion np tural
Erosion of natural
deposits; discharge
from fertilizer and
aluminum factories.
Fluoride (ppm) 5/08 & 6/08 N 1.41 ND-1.41 4 4.0 Water additive which
promotes stron teeth
when at optimum
levels between 0.7
_and 1.3 ppm
Pollution from
mining and refining
Nickel (ppb) 5/08 & 6/08 N 1.1 ND-1. N/A 100 operations. Natural
occurrence in soil
Runofffrom fertilizer
use: leaching from
Nitrate (as Nitrogen) (ppm) 5/08 & 6/08 N 0.25 ND-0.25 10 10 septic tanks, sewage;
erosion of natural
Sodium(pm)Salt water intrusion,
Sodium(ppm) 5/08 & 6/08 N 4.05 3.73-4.05 N/A 160 leaching soi
iSdu(pm.leaching from soil

TTHMs and Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Parameters
For the following parameters m nitored under Stage 1 D/DBP regulations, the level detected is the annual average of the quarterly averages: Chlorine.
Range of Results is the range of results (lowest to highest) at the individual sampling sites.

Contaminant Dates of MCL Range MCL
and Unit of sampling Violation Level of MCLG 9r MCL r Likely Source of Contamination
,Detected r Lkl Source of CnaitL
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Detected Results MRDLG MDL
Chlorine (ppm) Monthly N 1.2 0.4-1.9 MRDG MRDL = 4.0 Water additive used to control microbes
Acids (five) 9/07 N 58 50-73 N/A MCL =60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(HAA5) (ppb) ________
TTtHM [Total 9/07
trihalomethanes] N 57 42-74.5 N/A MCL = 80 By-product of drinking water disinfection
No. of
Dates o AL 90th sampling AL
Contaminant and Unit lats of Al 90th1 sampling AL
o amnant n i sampling Violation Percentile sites MCLG (Action Likely Source of Contamination
of Meas(mo./r. Y/N Result exceeding Level)
the ALT
Lead and Copper ( ap Water)
Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion
Copper (tap water) 6/08 N 0.325 0 1.3 1.3 of natural deposits; leaching from wood
(ppm) preservatives

The City of Perry routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according
to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise,
this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to
December 31st 2008. Data obtained before January 1, 2008, and presented in this
report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and

In the table below you will find terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with.
To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions:

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is
allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the
best available treatment technology.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking
water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a
margin of safety.

Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers
treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant
allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant
is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water
disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not
reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part by weight of analyte to
1 million parts by weight of the water sample.

Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/l) one part by weight of analyte to
1 billion parts by weight of the water sample.

Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health
problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.
Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and
components associated with service lines and home plumbing.
The City of Perry is responsible for providing high quality
drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used
in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for
several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure
by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using
water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned bout lead in
your water, ou nmad\ ish.toihave your water tested. Information
on ead in drinking water, testing ihthods, and steps you can
take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking
Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled
water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs,
and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through
the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in
some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances
resulting from the presence of animals or from humrn activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria,
which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which
can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater
runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas
production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a
variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff,
and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and
volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial
processes and petroleum production, and can also come from
gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-
occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA
prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain
contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA
regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water
which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be
expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.
The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate
that the water poses a health risk. More information about
contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by
calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking
Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants
in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-
compromised persons such as persons with cancer
undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone
organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other
immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be
particularly at risk from infections. These people should
seek advice about drinking water from their health care
providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to
lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other
microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe
Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

We at the City of Perry would like for you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed
to insuring the quality of our water. If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call Stephen Hollowell at (850)584-7940.

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Estate Sale everything must go! 3090
Gas Plant Rd. Friday, June 19, and
Saturday, June 20.8 a.m.- 2 p.m.Tools,
furniture, lift chair, Queen therapeutic
massage bed, twin bed, glass table,
Vasher and Dryer, Broyhill dinette set,
leeper sofa and lots more.

.'ard sale at Taylor Storage Center
Thursday through Sunday. Custom
made welding caps, purses and kids
clothes. 578-2452.

Yard Sale 1423 Pine Bluff Rd. Many
items. Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2
6/17-6 '9

Gara, e Sale Saturday, June 21,7 a.m.
until noon; Lego's, K-Nex, Bratz,
household items kitty's Barbershop.
306 E. Ellis St.

Multi-Family yard sale including
furniture and electronics. Friday and
Saturday. 1193 Houck Rd. 7 a.m.- until.

Is your computer slow? Service &
tales of new and used computers.
'.rvice available in your home
bu-siness. 838-1683.

Brand new 5-string banjo for sale.
Never been used. $200 850-223-3581
or cell 850-843-0120

Real nice 27 ft. 5-wheel travel trailer
w/bunk beds and big full bed and big
slide-out. $5,000 O.B.O. 321-662-5539
or 850-578-2448

SOld Taylor County & Jerkins
Old Silver Coins
Scrap Gold
Old Comic Books
Used Furniture (LR, DR, BR)
Used Appliances
Taylor County Memorabilia

For Sale BBQ Grill (propane or
charcoall. Also, gas stove. Call for more
,, /info 223-1945.

Beautiful Flowers Blooming!
Modern, fancy day lilies- brilliant
colors, ruffles, contrasting patterns,'
and gold edges; spiders, doubles,
unique varieties. Turkey Roost Nursery,

Hilton Action Sports!
Come in for all your paintball needs.
Across from the courthouse. 850-584-
4386. In the building with Advanced

Computer repair. New and used
computers with your data transfer
included. Repairs available at your
home or business. 838-1683.

Bullmastiff/Walker puppies $50. Great
hog dogs. 223-1053.
1 male African pygmi $60
1 male Boer $85
Call 1-850-212-6362.

For Sale 20 head of Nannies $75
each or will make deal for all. 7 head of
young Billy's $55 and $65. Also 3 great
Pyrenees puppies. Already with shots
and wormed 14 weeks old. Males one
solid white $150 each. 371-0643.

If you're looking for a. pet, be sure to
check the Taylor County Animal Shelter
at 838-3525

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Need Cash?
Got Junk?
Got Junk Cars, Truck?
I buy Scrap Metals!!
850-838-JUNK (5865)
State Certified Scales

Lost Dog, medium sized black dog. Call
If y,'-. hfave 1f~i' p bie sure 1io check
the Taylor County Animal Shelter at

prestige Home Centers has EZ
financing available! Call for your free
credit Check today! 800-477-2492 or

ALE! SALE! SALE! -All remaining lot
models have been drastically reduced.
ake advantage of the huge savings
being offered now through Ironwood
tomes of Perry. Call now 838-9090.

Time is running out!
$$58,000.00 Government Stimulus Tax
Credit. Call for info Prestige Home
Centers. 352-493-2492 or 800-477-

What a deal!!! 25 ft camper trailer in
mint condition. 2007 Cirrus 25CRK
taken in on trade. We would like to
move this unit as soon as possible.
Make me an offer! 838-9090.

Used and Repo Mobile Homes.
Prestige Home Centers Chiefland, 800-
477-2492 or 352-493-2492.

3 BR/2 Bath DWMH approx. 1,500 sq.
ft. Only $29,990. Includes delivery, set,
AC, steps and skirting. See sales rep
for details. This unit won't last long! Call
now 838-9090

NO DOWN PAYMENT for land owners
(even if you still owe money on your
property!) Call Prestige Home Centers
352-493-2492 or 1-800-477-2492.

Trade-ins welcome, no down payment
for land owners! Call Prestige Home
Centers 352-493-2492 or 1-800-477-
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Effiency for rent. All utilities and cable
plus HBO included. Adults only.
Prevatt's Wayside Apartments. 371-
2160 $125 per week.

For Rent: 3 Bd/2 ba. Call 843-1361.

Taking applications for 2 rentals 3 BR/2
B mobile homes located in Everetts
Mobile Home Park. $300 deposit rent
$500 and $575. Water, sewer and
garbage included in rent. 584-7094.
Apply in person Monday through
Wednesday. Ask for Ms. Betty.

2 room furnished efficiency apt. for rent.
1 or 2 adults. No children, no pets.
Electric, water and satellite TV'
provided. $150 per week plus $150
deposit. Call 584-2199.

4 Bedroom 2 bath house in city. $600
month first and last. Available July 1.

Steinhatchee Place Resort Furnished
1 and 2 bedroom Condos for Rent.
$600-$700. Included in price Water,
cable, internet and hot tub in
Steinhatchee. Call 1-352-498-7740.

REDUCED PRICE 1 & 2 Bedroom
Apartments and 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
HOUSE : All have just been refinished
and ready to occupy. 1st Months rent
and Security deposit required. Must
have good credit and references. No
pets allowed. Please call 850-584-6666
ext. 407 for details.

2-3 bedroom/1 ba house for rent. Call
Professional Realty of Perry. 850-584-

207 South Hinley St. Perry 2 bed/1 Ba.
Big lot in good area. $625 rent. Call

One year lease. 2 bd/2 bath $575 plus
$575 deposit. Call for appointment 223-
3369. No pets.

Furnished trailer for rent. 1 or 2 adults
only. No children, no pets. Utilities and
satalite TV provided, $155 per week,
plus $155 security deposit, or $600 per
month, plus $155 security deposit.
References needed. Call 584-2199


For Basic to Market renters. 1,2, or 3
BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments. HUD vouchers considered
and rental assistance may be available.
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.

Furnished trailer for rent small but nice
for only 1 person. No children, no pets,
water, electric and satellite TV,
included. $125 per week. plus $125
deposit. Call 584-2199.

Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from Monthly $545
required $45 deposit, $165 weekly or
$40 daily tax included. 317 N. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-843-8524.

Westgate Rooms available for rent.
Refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable,
AC/Heater. Everything included. $165
weekly $40 daily, $545 per month. RV
sites $19 daily, $70 weekly, $250
monthly. Tax included. 1627 S. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-843-8810.
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 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.
Call 850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315
Puckett Rd, Perry, Fl, 32347. Equal
Housing Opportunity.

Newly remodeled 4 bd/2 ba with
computer room, carport, work shed,
new roof, great location down town
area. Behind Wachovia Bank. 409 W..
Bay St. $97,500. 838-6077 or 584-

Price Redue LFeBR.2.B4 hards,oeo,,
Iloors, on 1.5 acres 103 Seminole Rd.
,(Off Plantation)

For Sale or Lease

2000+- sq. ft. building
On corner lot

Located across from
Walmart& Murphy Oil
ELccllcnt location and
high visibility.

For more informal ion
call: 850-584-4-11 for
Roger or Marnin

For Sale 3/2.5 DW on 1/2 acre, city
water and sewer, $59,000 owner
financing available. 386-365-4981.

In Steinhatchee: 3/2 doublewide mobile
with carport on 3 acre located 1.5 miles
north of Roys Restaurant! A 22'x23'
structure with full bath is next to the MH
and can be used for a playroom, party
room, etc. Very pretty lot! $130,000.
Call Southern Property Services 352-
375-7731 or visit our website:
www.floridalandl .com

$3,500 per acre 10 acres adjoining
Sandhill hunting club, near Keaton
Beach, just off Jody Morgan Grade.
Call Professional Realty of Perry 850-

If you ar 1 8 or older and hav~e been lidd-off fi-om yourtjob,
contact as now! We can assist you in amsssing your interst
and setting career goals, as well as looking for a ne~w job. We
may also assist qualified individuals with career training
ftindls! You may still be eligible to receive Uinemployinent

850.973.WORK or 866.367.475

AM F til Opporwiuir 1'rtrtii. Auxriairm oiij ad -rrnko', r Ava~ilaible irporr
rc~ltpirt to wdividuals %ith d abilitirjs. All i.focc trlcphuc numbrmon diwi bii~ mchmrt
HOay Lw rdi'led by pctsaun uwing lTY/Jl't) cqpiipmenr vi62te tw tiida IbRllivSrr
vice at 711

Classified ads are $5 for 25 words or less and .10 each additional
word. The deadline for the Wednesday paper is Monday by 5 p.m.
and for the Friday paper is Wednesday by 5 p.m.
123 South Jefferson St.

Small ads...big deals!


Cute brick home priced to sell, interior
spruce up, $66,000 price negotiable
call Professional Realty of Perry 850-
House and land Under chain link fence
at 501 W. Ash St. Perry, FL 6 Rm, 2
bath. Central heat and air. 2 car garge.
Serious inquiries only. C R Carlton 584-
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.

1996 Ford Explorer 2 Dr, 4x4 Auto, A/C,
6 CD changer $1800 OBO. Call Larry
anytime 584-5317.

1990 GMC Jimmy. 4 wheel drive.
PS/PB/AC/ Automatic, 6 cylinder, good
condition. $2,500. 584-4455.


Real nice 27 ft. 5-wheel travel trailer
w/bunk beds and big full bed and big
slide-out. $5,000 O.B.O. 321-662-5539
or 850-578-2448

1984 26 ft. Camper $1800 or best offer.
Very good shape. Cold AC. Ask for Josh
or Liz 584-9682 or 672-9527.
6/1 Off
'99' SunTracker 18 ft. Pontoon Boat.
Excellent condition with Sunbrella full
custom canvas enclosure. Boat, 40 hp
motor and trailer. $8,500. 584-8305 or
1997 tunnel hull 21.5' boat with 150
Mercury. Center console, Rip Tide
trolling motor, galvanized trailer with
new tires, Wheels & hubs, new lights,
neWSa.ts, fiseide(, steeg, ad VHF .
$3'69 0o :e.-853-o ,' 35i .-356-

Looking for experienced refrigeration
technician. Must have clean driving
record. Also, looking for a
Bookkeeper/Receptionist. Send
resumes to adv_ref@fairpoint.net.
Drug Free Workplace. Call 584-3626.

Avon needs reps in this area. Only
$10.00 start-up fee. Call BJ at 584-
6289 or 843-2605 buy or sell!

Taylor Senior Citizens Center is
currently accepting applications for
Direct Service Workers. Qualified
candidates must have the appropriate
skill sets, dependable transportation,
and a solid work history. This
position involves working with elderly
citizens in their homes. Previous
experience is preferable. Candidates
must undergo a criminal background
check. Applications must be picked up
in person at the Senior Center located
at 800 W. Ash St., Monday-Friday,
8:00-4:00. TSCC is a Drug Free

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

Chad H. Dees lawn care all work done
right. Free estimates, give us a call at
home 850-584-8959 or cell 850-371-

8 Bank Branches
Selling By Order of A National REIT
Including This Property
Of Local Interest
Tues., June 23, 3:00 P.M.
Perry, Florida
200 West Main Street
12,860 sq. ft. building on 0.73 ac.
115 ft. frontage on Main Street


Terms: Pay 10% down, with $10,000 in certified funds. 10% buyer's premium.
2% broker's participation

Call For Information
And Auction Schedule
FLAL # AU2049, RE 1005529

Also selling similar properties in New Port Richey x 2 plus NY, NJ, SC.

Needed for fast paced dental office in Perry, FL

1. Assist in providing full scope of general dental
health care services.
2. Completed course work in a Dental Assistant
certification program;
3. Florida certification as Dental Radiographer
5. Excellent oral/written skills

Send resume to:
hrdepartment(nfmc.orq or
Fax (850)298-6054

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John Sesock's
Tree Service/Stump Grinding
*Tree Trimming/Bucket Truck
*Free Estimates
*Licensed & Insured Tree Expert
Also, Bobcat Work Done
Root Rake, Grabbler, Front End
Loader for Excavation/ Cleanup, (850)-
584-2027 (H)
(850)591-8301 (C)
See ad in phone book page 114.

Experienced Computer Techs will
repair your computer in your home.
Upgrades, new, or used computer
sales with your data transfer included.
Emergency response available. 838-

I am a CNA and I would like to take
care of your loved ones. I can provide
references. Please call 850-672-2990.

S and V
House Cleaning Service
one room or twenty we do it all and we
do it right. Flexible schedule.
Reasonable rates. 371-0643 or 295-
0165 Please leave message if no
answer. All calls will be returned.

Please stop by or call Advanced
Computers for all of your computer
repair needs. Come see us or we will
come see you. Repair, Networking,
Sales, Consulting.
133 N. Jefferson St. 584-7879
24/7 Phone Support



We do mold inspections
& removal 1
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Dust Mites
Carpet & Upholstery Clea nng
Pet Odor EliminalnsG,


Quality Senior Lawn Service
low rates, free estimate.

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-
*Stump Grinding
*Tree Trimming
*Tree Removal
*Debris Removal
*Pressure Washing
*Bush Hogging
*Free Estimates* and
*Great Rates*
Call today!
850-838-5923 or 850-584-8191
Mark A. Moneyhan
Certified Quality Specialist
Pressure Washing
Reasonable Rates
Single wide $45
Double wide $90
584-6925 or 584-9215

Water/Sewer Hook-Ups Available
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



Advanced Computers
133 N. Jefferson St.
Perry, FL 32347
Why wait a week to get your computers
back from being repaired? Our
Computer Technicians work hard on
getting your computers in and out
ASAP We know what it is like to be
without your computer.You can bring it
to us, or we will pick it up from you.
Here at Advanced Computers we are
pleased to announce that we are now
an authorized dealer for Comcast High
Speed Internet for 19.99 a month for 6
months and receive a 75.00 mail in
rebate just for signing up.
We now accept Visa, Mastercard,
American Express and Discover.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to
Sectioh 5.07(A) of the City Charter of
the City of Perry, Florida, that a


Managers Recommended Five-Year
Capital Improvements Program for
Fiscal Years 2009-2014 will be held on
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 6:30 p. m.,
or as soon thereafter as possible, In
the City Council Room, 224 S.
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida, The
following Is a general summary of the
Capital Improvements Program:
Suggested Improvements per year as
Fiscal Year 09-10 $3,680,000
10-11 1,435,000
11-12 1.380,000
12-13 835,000
13-14 4 510.000
Total $11.840.000
Copies of sold Capital Improvements
Program may be Inspected at the
Administration Office of City Hall, 224
S. Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Robert A. Brown, Jr.
City Manager
Emily Weed Ketring
The Big Bend Water Authority
announces a public meeting to
which all persons are Invited. The

purpose of the meeting is the
adoption of a balanced budget for
water and wastewater, which will
take effect on October 1, 2009. The
meeting will be held on Thursday,
June 25, 2009, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
at the Big Bend Water Authority, 1313
1st Avenue SE, Stelnhatchee, Florida.
More Information or complete copies
of the proposed budget may be
obtained by visiting the Authority's
www.bigbendwaterauthorlty.com or
by contacting Jo Hiers at (352) 498-
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6/17, 6/19
The City of Perry Board of Adjustment
and Appeals will hold public hearing
in the City Council meeting room,
Perry, Florida on Monday, July 6, 2009
at 6:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as
possible, to hear an appeal by Bishop
C. and Julia Thomas (represented by
Elizabeth Nixon) to be granted a
Special Exception to permit a Child
Care Center at the property
described below:
Legal Description: Lot 7, Block eDi,
N. L. Smith Subdivision
NUMBER 26-04-07-05281-000
Location of Property: 109 Buffalo
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to
Florida Statutes 286.0105, that any
person deciding to appeal any
decision of the Board of Adjustment
with respect to any matter
considered at the meeting will need
a record of the meeting and may
need to ensure that verbatim record
of the proceedings Is made; which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
Robert A. Brown,

City Manager
Notice is hereby given Thurs
25, 2009 a tax certificate w
on the described land to
amount due for taxes for
year, set opposite the same
with all cost of such sale a
and interest.
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Taylor County Tax Collector
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At the Booking Desk ....

Editor's Note: It is the policy
of this newspaper to run the
names of all those arrested and
booked at the Taylor County Jail.
All those listed below have been
charged with a crime, but are
considered innocent until proven
May 16:
Darius Bernard King, 21,
1110 Shiloh Church Road, VOP
(possession of cocaine), Ptl.
Griffin, PPD.
May 17:
Samonaza A. Gentile, 20,
1304 Graham Street, DWLS/first
offense, Ptl. Curry, PPD.
Todd Cornelious Britt, 35, 106
El Matador, child abuse,
violation of injunction, Sgt. Gray,
May 18:
William Jones, 22, Live Oak,
leaving scene with property
damage, driving with suspended
or revoked license (knowingly),
careless driving, Ptl. Slaughter,

Lauren Atherton, 18,
Crestview, retail theft, Ptl.
Slaughter, PPD.
May 19:
Michelle Denise Davis, 23,
Orlando, VOP, Officer Bash,
Darrell Hudson, 32, 5895
Freeman Road,, aggravated
assault with deadly weapon, Lt.
Welch, TCSO.
Grant Mason Fowler, 24, 3562
Green Farm Road, grand .heft;
cheating, Inv. Lee, TCSO.
Andre R. Green, 40, 208 3rd
Street, FTA (battery on law
enforcement officer, resisting
officer with violence), Officer
Bash, TCSO..
Lavares Laquan Bradley, 22,
1306 Martin Luther King,
burglary (armed), grand theft,
dealing in stolen property,
possession of firearm by
convicted felon, Sgt. Franklin,
Stephen Shawn Johnson, 36,
2358 lames Lane, lewd and

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personal identification, uttering a
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2833 Baxter Street, refusal to
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