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Serving the Tree Caiilal c _, _i _:" I_ -1 -
Shelby's Snowball Shack is
sponsoring a drawing to benefit
cancer patient Greg Smith, a 26-
yeai-old corrections office from
Tickets, for $5, are being
offered for a 63" HD Hitachi flat
screen television (with stand).
The drawing will be held
Friday, July 3.
Tickets are available at the
snowball shack or by calling
Wendell and Shelby Ezell at 584-
The new local chapter of the
Association will meet Saturday,
June 27, at Perry KOA.
Refreshments will be served at
8;30 a.m. followed by the meeting
at 9:30 a,m.
For more information, please
Galng al senior
A senior parent meeting to
discuss plans for the 2010 Senior
cruise will be held Thursday, July
2, at 5:30 p.m., at Rosehead
For more information, please
contact Tabitha Murphy or Dana
cmty to flus hydiants
The City of Perry water
division, in conjunction with the
City Fire Department, will be
flushing fire hydrants throughout
the city and county during the
months of June, July and
'Hydrants will be ti she6-
beginning Tuesday, June 30, and
continuing each Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday from
7 a.m, to 3 p.m. Residents are
advised not to do any laundry on
'You may experience slight
pressure fluctuation and
discoloration of the water, These
inconveniences are only
temporary and should clear up
within 24 hours," officials said.
Looking for someone to have
fun in the sun with this summer?
Your search is over. The Taylor
County Animal Shelter has an
"adorable and playful" young
American bulldog (male) waiting
for a home. Described as sweet-
natured, the dog is available for
adoption today..,please call 838-
Editorial ..... ...
Sports .. ..........A-6
Classified ....... ,B-4
Against former TCI officer
Inmate battery charges dropped
The state attorney's office
will not be pursuing charges
against Donald Fittje Jr., 35,
one of four former Taylor
Correctional Institution (TCI)
officers charged with
misdemeanor battery in
The remaining three
officers--Timothy Twiggs, 37;
Sgt. Gary Griffin, 39; and Sgt.
Rionodo Brown, 35--will each,
take their cases to a jury.
Court dates have been set for
Twiggs and Brown in
September. A similar date is
expected for Griffin's case,
court officials said.
Charges against Fittje were
dropped by the state attorney's
office last week, June 16.
The Florida Department
of Corrections (FDOC)
terminated the employment of
all four officers at the time of
their arrest and also stated that
each would be decertified.
The charges stemmed from
an alleged incident on Sept. 22,
2008, in which the officers
were accused of misdemeanor
battery on two inmates.
Weide named 'Father of the Year'
By MARK VIOLA
William Weide received a
Father's Day gift a day early,
when he was named Taylor
County's Father of the Year
Several days later, the
honor was still difficult to
"It's hard to describe," he
said. "It's overwhelming."
More important than the
title and hefty slate of prizes
he took home with him,
Taylor County's 2009 Father of the Year William Weide (right) hugs his
daughter Ashli while Live the Life Founding President Richard Albertson
reads her winning essay during Saturday's celebration event held at Forest
OapitAil State Park. Despite the hot weather, almost a hundred people showed
up to the event to listen to music, eat lunch and await the announcement of the
however, was the fact that he.
won thanks to an essay
written by his daughter,
seventh grader Ashli.
"It's an honor just to have
my daughter think that highly
of me," he said.
Weide has been the
minister of music at New
Home Baptist Church since
January, when he and his
family moved here from
While his work has
prepared him to take the
stage in front of a large group
of people, standing on the
Heritage Pavilion at Forest
Capital State Park while his
daughter's words were read
aloud was "overwhelming."
Ashli was one of many
Taylor County seventh,
eighth, ninth and 10th graders
to enter the Father of the Year
essay contest in -which they
were asked to tell "what my
father means to me." The
event, which culminated with
Saturday's picnic in the park,
was sponsored by Live the
Life, a nonprofit organization
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To expand K-9 program
$105,000 earmarked for PPD
Congressman Allen Boyd, a
member of the House
said Friday, June 19, that he has
secured $105,000 for the Perry
Police Department to expand
its K-9 program.
Funding for this project was
included in the Commerce,
Justice, Science and Related
Agencies (CJS) Appropriations
bill for Fiscal Year 2010, which
passed in the House of
Representatives last week.
"I am pleased to have
secured federal funding for the
Perry Police Department to add
a fully trained canine patrol
team in Taylor County," Boyd
"This dual purpose patrol
team will be a great asset to
local law enforcement agents
during criminal investigations
On Tuesday, Perry Police
Chief Vern Clark said the
federal funding would allow
the department to add two
additional K-9s to the force.
"This would give us one K-9
team working on each
shift...coverage 24 hours a
The bill now awaits
consideration by the Senate,
which is expected to begin
within the next few weeks. A
final decision could be made as
early as mid-fall.
Twiggs, who had attained the
rank of captain, had been
employed by the DOC since
April 1992; Fittje since March
2003; and both Griffin
and Brown since May 2003
(all three were ranking
The fate of the Yates Creek
boat ramp remains uncertain A
after the Taylor County
Commission rejected a lease
agreement for the property.
objected to the agreement over
the still unsettled issue of
whether the property is private
The boat ramp, which has
been used by area anglers and
boaters for decades, is part of
the larger Yates Creek area
owned by the Clark family,
whose representative, Debbie
Casey, first approached the
commission in early April
about entering into a lease.
Casey said her family
wanted the county to lease the
property to reduce the liability
the family' has should anyone
be hurt while there. She said
the tradition began with his
"In honor of our
predecessors' wishes, the
family has carried on that
tradition through the years,"
she said. "Of course, it was a
different world back then:
people didn't sue you for
injuring themselves on your
property and the government
wasn't in the habit of seizing
Since then, the county
and the family--and their
attorneys--have been working
to find a suitable agreement
that would not disallow either
party from claiming ownership
of the land in question.
Houck has led the
commission's opposition to the
agreement, stating the boat
ramp and the portion of the
roadway leading to the ramp
are public property because it
is a prescription easement due
to its longstanding use by the
public and also because of the
work done there by the county
in the past. Therefore, entering
into a lease agreement would
hurt the county's position, if it
chose to pursue ownership of
In April, commissioners
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unemployment rate jumped
into double digits again in May,
while Florida's rate reached its
highest level since 1975.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation (AWI) released its
monthly report of the state's
labor force Friday, and the
county's unemployment rate
was 10.2 percent in May, up
from April's level of 9.6.
Taylor County had 958
unemployed out of a labor
force of 9,385 in May,
according to AWI's numbers.
In May 2008, the county's
unemployment rate was 5.7
There were 126 initial
unemployment claims made in
Taylor County in May, down
from the 141 reported in April
but still above the levels set in
March, February and January.
In May, Taylor had the 29th
highest unemployment rate out
of Florida's 67 counties. Across
the state, 33 counties had
unemployment rates at or
above 10 percent.
Among Taylor County's
neighbors, Madison and
Dixie counties had higher
leaves I.D. behind
A would-be shoplifter not only left behind more than $300
worth of goods she was attempting to steal, but also a court date
notice which listed her name and address.
Police are currently attempting to make contact with the
The incident happened Sunday, June 21, when a CVS employee
noticed a customer who had been standing in one area for
approximately 10 minutes. As he approached the area, he could
hear plastic wrappers and boxes being opened. As he walked up to
the female, he saw several empty boxes of store property on the
floor, the employee related to Perry Police Department (PPD) Ptl.
The employee confronted the woman and saw what he
suspected to be stolen goods inside her purse. He then asked her
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unemployment rates with 10.8 The regional rate--which
and 10.4 percent respectively, includes Hamilton, Jefferson,
After Taylor, Jefferson County Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee
followed with 7.9 percent and and Taylor counties--was 9.3
Wakulla County at 7.1 percent, percent. The last time the
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from April to May.
Each week seems to bring a new adventure for participants in Taylor County
4-H's summer day camps. Last week found "Cloverbuds" taking part in a Water
Adventures Day Camp at Keaton Beach.
State average highest since 1975
Unemployment rate jumps to double digits
Husband called 911
from hospital lobby
On Saturday, June 13, at 6:30
p.m., I brought my wife, Timi,
to the emergency entrance of
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
She was feeling faint, nauseous
When we entered, there was
no one in the lobby. I pushed
the button for service. A woman
opened the door from inside. I
said that we needed a doctor.
She said, "You can't come in
here, you have to go to the main
entrance of the hospital."
I said, "In the past, I've
always come into the lobby of
the E.R." She said, "We can't
accept you here. You must go
to the hospital's main entrance."
My wife had to climb back
into my truck and I drove
to the main entrance of the
hospital. There was no one
around. I looked up and down
all the hallways. I saw no one.
I shouted, "How do I find a
doctor? Is there anyone here?"
I shouted several times. No one
So I called 911 on my cell
phone. I told the operator that
I needed a doctor. She replied,
"Sir, you need to go to the
hospital." I said, "I'm'in the
lobby of DMH right now and
there's no one here!"
Then the first woman came
through the E.R. and said, "You
need to come in here (meaning
the E.R.). So my wife had to
climb back into my truck and
we went back to the lobby of the
E.R. where had been before. At
last they attended to her, brought
her a wheelchair, admitted her
and took care of her. Once we
got their attention, the staff was
willing and able.
In the future, I hope that the
E.R. will be open and available
in a professional manner, as is
'expected by all our citizens.
Cliff R. Walters
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Family member speaks out
over Yates Creek boat ramp
Editor's Note: At the June
16 meeting of the Taylor County
Commission, Debbie Casey, one
of the family owners of the Yates
Creek property, read aloud an open
letter to commissioners regarding
the ownership of the roadway and
boat ramp located on the property.
She subsequently submitted the
letter to the Taco Times, and it is
published below in full.
Before Mike Smith addresses
the issue of the lease agreement
for the Yates Creek property,
I would like to present a
summary of facts with regard to
the ownership of the road and
boat ramp that are on our Yates
Creek property. I believe that, in
a previous County Commission
meeting, the Commission
discussed the ownership of some
of the Yates Creek property
without any representation from
the Clark family. Tonight, I am
representing the Clark family,
and therefore, in order to clarify
a few misconceptions, I would
like to take an equal opportunity
to speak about the ownership
of the Yates Creek property
from my family's perspective.
I apologize if some of you
have heard some of these facts
before, but I am attempting to
give an uninterrupted summary
First, back in the late 1940's,
my grandfather, L. B. Clark,
Sr., along with a friend of his,
bought an undivided interest
in the 220 acres that includes
Yates Creek, the boat ramp and
the surrounding property. Prior
to this purchase, according to
I aLaE~llra~ss sfr
the research that I did about five
years ago, the DeVane family
had a sponging business, as well
as a commercial fish house there
at the boat ramp. Consequently,
when my grandfather and his
friend purchased the property,
the road and boat ramp were
both already in existence. At the
time of purchase,however, there
was no mention on the Deed of
a County road, a County right-
of-way or any type of easement
on the property, thus making
that portion of the road privately
owned. There was also a house
on the property that was located
just inside the property line;
at one time, this is where the
DeVane family lived--as I said,
this was private property. That
means that the Clark family
has been paying property taxes
on the Yates Creek property,
including the road and boat
ramp, for around 60 years.
Yates Creek quickly became
a favorite family place for
fishing, as well as goose and
duck hunting. Back during this
time, however, fishing and duck
hunting were not done just for
sport; it was a way to feed your
family. Now, my grandfather
and his friend could have fenced
the property off, not allowing
anyone in to hunt or launch his
boat at the ramp, but they did not.
They could have put up a gate
and given only a privileged few
the key, but they did not. They
also could have put up a gate
and charged people for a key,
but they did not do that, either.
I'm sure, not wanting to come
between a man and feeding his
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family, they simply said, "This
is my property, but I will share it
with you." Hence, the tradition
began of my family's sharing
our Yates Creek property with
the public. In honor of our
predecessors' wishes, the family
has carried on that tradition
through the years. Of course,
it was a different world back
then: people didn't sue you for
injuring themselves on your
property and the government
wasn't in the habit of seizing
To continue my summary,
however, in 1978, my father,
Bishop Clark, Jr., at the request
of the owner of the other half of
the property, bought the other
owner out, thus leaving the
Clark family as the sole 6o ner'
of the Yates Creek property.
On that Deed, as well, there is
no mention of a County road,
a County right-of-way or any
type of easement.
Moving on, I would
like to clarify some other
misinformation regarding the
County's attempt to improve the
boat ramp. Apparently, in 1987,
the County took it on themselves
to do some work on the boat
ramp. Quite obviously, the work
was done without my family's
knowledge or consent, because
the County did not apply for
the proper permitting. You see,
a permit request would have
required the owner's signature
on it. Consequently, when the
Department of Environmental
Protection discovered that there
was no permit for the work the
County had done on the boat
ramp, they required the County
to remove all of the materials
they had illegally added to the
ramp, thus leaving the boat
ramp in its original state. The
end result is that there were no
improvements made to the boat
ramp by the County.
Another incorrect statement
I've read on an Internet site
is that we didn't try to claim
our road until the County had
repaired the road after the
Storm of the Century. This
is not true. For one thing, we
didn't realize that we had to
claim what we already owned.
The way it came to our attention
that the County (or someone)
was trying to claim it, was
that around 1991, my brother,
Bish Clark, was camping in
his little "bungalow"--for lack
of a better word--at the old
home site at Yates Creek. A
man who said that he owned
a lot in Leisure Retreats asked
where he could park his. RV.
When Bish asked him what he
meant, the man proceeded to
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I wonder how hot it is on Mercury
in the summertime.
Mercury, as you know, is the
closest planet to the sun and
therefore the hottest. This city, as
you know, comes right between it
and Venus giving us the number
two status in the solar system for
Or so it seems, in the summertime.
I remember the summers of my
childhood 40 years ago. The heat
was different in the 1960s--it was
everywhere. You had little or no air
conditioning with which to compare
the outside air, so you merely
looked for the coolest place outside.
I can tell you where it was: under*
the mimosa trees in the morning, in
the back bedroom at noon, under
the sprinkler in mid-afternoon, and
under the sheltered carport before
After that, you turned on the attic
fan to cool off the house, and sat in
lawn chairs in the back yard waiting
for the interior temperature to drop
into the 80s.
Having learned survival skills
during my growing up years
in Alabama, let me suggest
cool foods: watermelon on ice,
tomatoes out of the garden and
then the refrigerator, grape Koolaid
enhanced with ice cubes made from
the same, deviled eggs, cold fried
chicken, or my Father's favorite,
bedtime buttermilk with a leftover
corn muffin. Hey, we weren't too
far removed from the cotton fields,
and had learned how to eat well in
order to feel well.
In the mornings, the ice cream
man (who was really just a teenager)
came down the street in his father's
golf cart and sold us orange push-
ups. In the afternoon, we traveled
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es in the solar system?
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by bikes to "the little store" where
we purchased Coca-Colas in real
bottles along with whatever candy
we could afford--depending on
our current cash flow from the
neighborhood lemonade stand.
We played war over the hills and
dales, captured June bugs during
the day and lightning bugs at
night. We played Jacks, skated and
stood in awe as the air conditioner
installation people pulled up in my
It was a domino effect: almost
everybody in the neighborhood was
installing central air conditioning.
Mr. ,Lee and his workers were
friendly folk, and they bought
plenty of lemonade from our stand
while ripping up the interior of our
house in order to centrally pipe in
Mother never complained about
She dusted and swept.
She smiled at my father.
I know now that his life was
remarkably better after air
conditioning came to live with us.
It's funny though. After we
had a thermostat and a chosen
temperature, we still pretty much
carried on our normal routine.
Mimosa trees in the morning,
board games in the back bedroom
at noon, sprinkler in the afternoon
and carport by supper.
After we ate, we retired outside to
listen to the locusts and watch the
sun go down.
But oh what a cold blast hit you
at the back door when lo you trod
those steps to bath and bed.
"This air conditioning was worth
every penny," I heard my mother
say about that...
...And nothing else.
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Property claim dates back to 1940s
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agreed to move forward with a
lease agreement. Later that
month, when commissioners
returned to the issue, both sides
presented evidence that they
said showed the rightful owner
of the property.
Houck attempted to rescind
the lease agreement altogether
at the April 21 meeting, but his
motion died for the lack of a
Ultimately, the commission
voted 3-1 (with Commissioner
Pat Patterson providing the sole
nay vote; Commission
Malcolm Page was not present
at the meeting) to continue with
the lease agreement, but to have
County Attorney Conrad
Bishop work with the family's
attorney, Michael Smith, to add
language so it would not
prohibit either side from
claiming ownership in a court
After the commission
received an initial version of
the lease agreement that did not
include such language, Houck
returned to the issue at
Continued from page 1
to remove store property from
The woman took out 11
bottles of perfume, all of which
had been removed from their
original boxes. The woman
then fled the store, stating that
Continued from page 1
regional unemployment rate
was this high or higher was in
1993 when it was 9.7 percent.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for May
was also 10.2 percent. This
represented 943,000 jobless out
of a labor force of 9,232,000.
The unemployment rate was
0.5 percentage point higher
than the revised April rate of
9.7 percent and was up 4.4
percentage points from the
May 2008 rate.
The state's unemployment
rate was 0.8 percentage point
higher than the national
unemployment rate of 9.4
percent. The last time the
unemployment rate was higher
was October 1975 when it was
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation is currently
administering $1.5 billion in
American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act funds, which
is having an impact on
Floridians in need of workforce
development services, quality
child care and unemployment
Federal Recovery funds
currently being administered
through AWI include the
An estimated $418
million in Federal Extended
Benefits--with payments to
begin next month. Notices to
nearly 80,000 potentially
eligible Floridians were mailed
from the agency earlier this
month, with a total of an
estimated 250,000 anticipated
by the end of the year.
customers who believe they
may qualify for Extended
Benefits are encouraged to visit
www.floridajobs.org and apply
Nearly $1 billion in
additional federal Emergency
claimants began qualifying last
month under the new
provisions of the American
Recovery and Reinvestment
Act. So far, more than $37.5
million has been distributed to
nearly 80,000 claimants.
$165 million in workforce
the commission's May 19
At that meeting, Bishop
stressed that any prescriptive
easement case is decided on its
own merits and the county
would win or lose if it went to
court. The commission took no
action at the meeting
and decided to wait for an
updated version of the
The commission once again
took up the agreement last
week, during which Casey gave
a lengthy description of her
family's version of the boat
"First, back in the late 1940's,
my grandfather, L. B. Clark,
Sr., along with a friend of his,
bought an undivided interest in
the 220 acres that includes
Yates Creek, the boat ramp and
the surrounding property,"
"Prior .to this purchase,
according to the research that I
did about five years ago, the
DeVane family had a sponging
business, as well as a
commercial fish house there at
the boat ramp. Consequently,
when my grandfather and his
she would not return.
As the employee was
clearing up the stolen property
boxes, he discovered a pink slip
of paper where the woman had
emptied her purse. He turned
the paper over to Griffin, who
found that it was a notice for an
upcoming court date...showing
not only the woman's name and
services--these funds are being
used to meet the needs of local
communities for enhanced job
placement and job training
services, including summer
youth programs, adult
employment programs that
match job seekers with
businesses and additional
services at One-Stop Career
$105 million for Early
funds will provide
approximately 20,000 high-
quality early learning slots for
children so income-eligible
parents can work. The funds
also provide for system
enhancements to better serve
children and families.
friend purchased the property,
the road and boat ramp were
both already in existence. At
the time of purchase, however,
there was no mention on the
deed of a county road, a county
right-of-way or any type of
easement on the property, thus
making that portion of the road
She also stated that any work
done in the past by the county
on the property had been
done without her family's
Houck reiterated his claim
that the property was the
county's by prescriptive
easement and he wanted to
"protect county assets, which
He added that entering into
the agreement would
"jeopardize" the county's
standing that it was public
property and set a bad
Rudolph Parker added his
objection to the agreement,
stating that while it said "the
county does not waive its right
of sovereign immunity... or any
claim which it may have to the
address, but also a case number
for the upcoming court
Attempts were made to
locate the woman at the listed
address, but Griffin was told
that she no longer lived there.
The case remains under
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road, bridge and boat ramp,"
another provision stated the
agreement was "for the purpose
of permitting the use of the
road by the county."
When asked, Bishop said the
county or the family could take
the issue to court and seek a
declaratory decree to attempt to
settle the issue.
The losing side could still
appeal any decision, he
Parker said he objected to the
agreement and would like to
see a court decide the issue, but
added that did not want to see
the county enter into a lengthy
Patterson said the agreement
was "not pleasing to me" and
she would stick to her original
vote against it.
Houck made a motion to
reject the agreement with
Patterson seconding. The
measured passed 3-1 with
Commissioner Mark Wiggins
voting against. Page was
unable to attend the
meeting due to a conflicting
Gator clubs to meet
The Taylor and Madison
County Gator Clubs will host
their annual social Thursday,
July 9, at 7 p.m. at the Perry Elks
Lodge. The event will include a
cookout, door prizes and
chances for an autographed
football. Tickets are $10 for
adults and $5 for children.
Please RSVP by July 7 by
contacting Betty Culbreath at
584-2399 or 843-0423, or
Jeanne Raulerson at 584-6444.
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Hays to wed
Robert Hays Jr. of Tampa
and Suzanne Akins of Ohio
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Heather Ann
Hays, to William Isaac
Whorton, the son of Glenn and
Terry Whorton of Perry.
The couple will be married
on Saturday, July 18, 2009, at 2
p.m. in Perry's First Church of
No formal invitations will be
issued; all friends and relatives
are cordially invited to attend.
William Isaac Whorton, Heather Ann Hays
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Island May 9th
Michelle Pilalas and Clay Curtis were
married May 9, 2009, on the beach L
Following a honeymoon in Hawaii, they
will live live in Dunedin.
The two met while attending the
University of Florida.
The groom is the son of Don and Michele
Curtis of Lake Bird.
Kacy Gipson and Daniel Rhodes remind
friends and relatives of their wedding Saturday,
June 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Keaton Beach.
Holley graduates summa
cum laude in Ft. Walton
Jayce M. Holley
Classes on -making
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the Taylor County Extension'
Classes are $15 and offer
hands-on experience as well as
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Jayce M. Holley, the son of
Jayce H. and Julie S. Holley of
Destin, graduated summa cum
laude with all A's from Ft.
Walton Beach High School on
included "The Star Spangled
Banner" performed by Holley
(steel guitar) and three other
members of his band,
"Bleeding the Line."
As senior class vice
president, he delivered a
message on "Following Your
Dreams," honoring the 431
graduates of the 2009 class. In
addition to being a class.
officer, his four-year activities
included: starter on the varsity
football team, .member of the
Viking concert "band (tuba),
member of the wrestling team
and the academic team.
He was awarded a full, four-
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Washington Bears football
Holley is the grandson of
Sidney and Wilda Capps
Attaway, the great grandson of
Lola Capps Gunter, the nephew
of Mark and Cherie Holley
LaValle, the great nephew of
Jayson "Jenks" and Barbara
Holley, and the great nephew
of Joyce Attaway Arnold, all of
Kayla Holden and Steve
Holton remind friends and
relatives of their wedding
Saturday, June 27, at 6 p.m. in
the First United Methodist
Church, with, a reception
Michael W. Mason
Mason graduates magna
cum laude, Fleming Island
Michael W. Mason, the son
of Craig and Patricia Jackson
Mason, graduated magna cum
laude from Fleming Island
High School, Fleming Island,
on May 29. More than 500
students graduated in the Class
Mason is the grandson of
Ernest and Olive Jackson of
Perry, and Wesley and Dorothy
Mason of Orange Park.
A member of the National
Honor Society, Mason received
a Bright Futures Florida
Academic Scholarship Award.
He also received the Pegasus
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Orlando where he will be
attending in the fall to pursue a
degree in mechanical
Mason received the Tailhook
Educational Award Foundation
Scholarship and the A.I.C.E.
Scholar Award. He was in the
marching band, and awarded
for playing tenor drums for
four years, as well as serving as
drum line captain of his team.
He also played in the
symphonic band in the winter
months, participating in world
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Maintenance done'without family's knowledge'
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tell him that the Realtor who
sold him his lot had informed
him that this area was public
property. Bish politely told the
man that that wasn't the case,
even though he was welcome
to use the ramp. It was then that
Bish realized that he needed to
take some action. Shortly after
that, around '91 or '92, he went
before the County Commission
to ask them to cease and desist
any maintenance they had, from
time-to-time, been doing on the
portion of the road that was on
our property. Then, in 1993,
the Storm of the Century hit.
Immediately after the Storm of
the Century, my brother took his
own tractor down to Yates Creek
and made the portion of the road
on our property serviceable for
our family's use. Nevertheless,
once again, without my family's
knowledge or permission, and
after being asked not to do any
further maintenance on the
road, the County went on our
property and proceeded to do
work on the road. As soon as
my brother found out what the
County was doing, he rushed to
Yates Creek to stop them; by the
time he arrived, however, a lot
of the work had already been
done, but it was definitely not at
my family's request and it was
done in spite of being told to
stay off our property with road
As another example of
ownership, in 1994, Bish had
2 fully State- and County-
approved and permitted septic
tanks installed: one at the old
home site and one at the boat
ramp site. Even though he had
to block the one at the boat ramp
off with boulders, they are both
still in place.
And the story continues--
once again, around 1997, my
brother appeared before the
Commission,. and once again
told the County to keep their road
equipment off our portion of the
road. After that, in order to help
stabilize it, he planted the whole
road in grass seed. Yet again, the
County disregarded his request
to stay off the property, then
went in and graded up all the
grass that he had planted (at a
cost of nearly $750). Finally, in
1998, realizing that the County
would not honor his request to
keep their equipment off our
road, Bish installed two posts
on either side of the road at our
property line. They were wide
enough for the local fishermen
to pass through with their
trucks and trailers, but not wide
enough for the road graders to
get through. He then re-planted
the grass seed for stabilization
purposes. Consequently, since
1998, the County has done NO
road maintenance on the portion
of the Yates Creek road that is
on our property.
Since then, without the
County's interference, and
because of Bish's stabilization
efforts, along with a load or
two of lime-rock every now
and then that he purchased
from Melvin Bowden, the road
has remained in fairly good
shape, even though it has been
through numerous hurricanes
and storms. This leads me to
believe that the road should be
relatively inexpensive for the
County to maintain.
This completes my summary
of the ownership history of the
Yates Creek road and boat ramp
from my family's perspective.
Despite all of this, so that the
public can continue to use the
boat ramp and surrounding
property without liability to our
family, the offer still stands for
the County to lease the property
from us for $1 per year. Mike
Smith will now present the
lease agreement, then you
can vote whether or not to
accept the lease. My family
does, however, request a
resolution to this matter tonight
--we've all been working on this
for six months, and that is long
Workforce announces July
schedule for mobile services
Workforce has announced
the July schedule for its mobile
The Mobile Career Lab
will be in Perry at the K-Mart
parking lot on Wednesdays and
Thursday (July 1-2, 8-9, 15-16
and 22-23). The Career Coach
Mobile Lab will be at the Taylor
County Health Department on
July 13 and 27.
All mobile services hours are
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be no
mobile service on July 29 and 30
due to 5th week maintenance.
Workforce will also hold
Veterans' Employ Florida
workshops in Mayo on July 6
and Jasper on July 14 from 2
to 4 p.m. Workforce's regional
office is located in Madison at
705 East Base Street. For more
information, toll free at 866-
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State grouper rules
to be same as feds
After carefully considering
testimony from several fishery
organizations and conservation
groups at its public meeting
in Crystal River, the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) decided
to make its grouper rules in
state waters compatible with
federal regulations to help
rebuild Gulf gag grouper stocks
and ensure quality fishing for
this important species in the
"It just makes sense to use
the management approach that
is tailored to work best for the
recreational and commercial
Gulf grouper fisheries," said
FWC Vice Chairwoman Kathy
"Being consistent with the
federal rebuilding plan for
Gulf gag grouper will help
goals for the commercial and
recreational fishing sectors,"
The new FWC rules establish
a Feb. 1 through March 31
closed spawning season for all
recreational harvest of shallow-
water groupers (gag, black, red,
yellowfin, scamp, yellowmouth,
rock hind and red hind) in all
Gulf state waters, except in
The intent of this rule is
to limit the unintended catch
and possible mortality of
gag grouper by closing the
recreational harvest of all
similar shallow-water grouper
species during the spawning
The new rules also decrease
the daily recreational aggregate
bag limit for grouper from five
fish to four per person in Gulf
state waters, except in Monroe
The daily recreational bag
limit for Gulf gag grouper is
two fish per person within the
aggregate limit, and anglers
may also keep two Gulf red
grouper within this limit.
In addition, the new rules
reduce the commercial
minimum size limit for Gulf red
grouper, and for all importation
and sale of red grouper, from
20 inches to 18 inches total
This will still allow the
harvest of marketable fish
and 'significantly reduce the
number of 18- to 20-inch red
grouper that do not survive
Commercial Gulf grouper
fishermen are also strictly
regulated by reduced individual
annual harvest limits and an
important spawning season
closure off the Big Bend coast
The FWC's new Gulf
grouper rules will take effect in
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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
Red snapper season cut
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC) on Thursday voted to
adjust the recreational harvest
season for red snapper in Gulf
of Mexico state waters to
account for over-harvests in
2008. The commission took
this action after receiving
support from several fishing
groups and conservation
organizations at its public
hearing in Crystal River.
The National Marine
Fisheries Service has estimated
that recreational fishers in
the Gulf exceeded last year's
annual red snapper catch limit
bN about 1.2 million pounds A
federal laj\ requires thit hanrest
levels music be reduced in the
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Class of '89
sets golf day
The Taylor CounIt Clas
of 1989 will be having a golf
tournament on Saturda\. June
27, at the Perry Golf and
Tee off is et fior S a Ilm.
For more information or
to sign up. call i-178 919-
shortened the recreational red
snapper harvest season in Gulf
federal waters (beyond nine
nautical miles from shore) from
June 1 through Sept. 30 to June
1 through Aug. 14. The FWC
has now approved the same
season change for state waters.
"Shortening the fishing
season will reduce the harvest
of Gulf red snapper in the
short term and help rebuild
the fishery's population so that
anglers can enjoy better red
snapper fishing in the future,"
said FWC Chairman Rodney
PSA plans soccer
camps for August
The Perry Soccer Association
will be sponsoring a soccer
camp Aug. 10-13 for kids, ages
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.
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 having
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 Perry.
For more information call
Tickets for the upcoming
Taylor County High football
season are now available from
any Bulldog player or coach.
The tickets are $25 and are
good for all five home games
The Bulldogs' five home
games this fall include:
Tallahassee-Chiles on Sept.
18; Starke-Bradford on Sept.
25; Suwannee on Oct. 2; Fort
White on Oct. 30; and Florida
High on Nov. 6.
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TCHS Class of 1965
Saturday, June 27, 2009
6:00 p.m. Social 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Dress: shirt and shoes required.
Come join your "old" 1965 TCHS classmates
for a very simple evening of good food, good
fun, and good getting-back-together.
Order what you want for dinner
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Fiddlers will offer several delicious specials.
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Northside youth to wash cars Saturday
Need a clean car?
The youth of Northside
Church of God will hold a car
wash at McDonald's on June 27
from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Dual Day at
New Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church will celebrate
its annual Dual Day on Sunday,
June 28, beginning with
Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
The Women's Day
celebration will be held at 11
a.m., featuring Minister Nadine
Foli Mango. Choir rehearsal
for the women will be held
Friday at 7 p.m.
The Men's Day celebration
follows at 3 p.m. on Sunday,
led by the Rev. Daniel Gay of
All men and women of the
community are asked to "come
and make this a joyous
Lamont Baptist Church,
located at 12,1 River Rd. in
Lamont, invites everyone to its
Homecoming 2009 on Sunday,
June 28. Services begin at 11
a.m. with John Dorman as the
Dinner will follow the
For additional information,
please contact Charles Johnson
at (850) 997-6870 or (850) 997-
Kenneth and Carmen Dennis
will be honored on the occasion
of their 12th Pastoral
Anniversary this Sunday, June
28, at 5 p.m. The event will be
held at Jerkins' Community
Center, 1201 Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue.
Pastor Aaron Hamilton of
Ocala will be the guest speaker.
Lodge observance is
Sunday at 3
Perry Lodge No. 187 invites
everyone to the District 9
Annual St. John's Day
Observance on Sunday, June
28, at 3 p.m. The program will
be held at New Brooklyn
Missionary Baptist Church
with the Rev. Donald McBride
Stella Jean Parker
Stella Jean Parker, 73, died
June 18, 2009, at All Saints
Catholic Nursing Home in
Born in Greenville to the late
Micah Steele Letchworth and
late former Anna Bell Bishop,
Mrs. Parker was raised here
and then married Thomas Elton
Parker. He joined the U.S.
Navy and they lived in many
places throughout the United
States. She was a member of
Grace United Methodist
Church, a past Girl Scout
Leader, and a member of the
Navy Wives Club. Mrs. Parker
was a bookkeeper for 15 years.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Thomas Elton
Parker; a son, Guy Thomas
Parker;, two brothers, Johnny
Steele Letchworth and Jerry
Survivors include: her son,
Honorable Circuit Judge Greg
Parker of Perry; a daughter,
Gale Parker-Hall of
Jacksonville; a brother, Jack
'Milton Letchworth of
'-g;andchildeii, as':'ell as, a host '
of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday at Joe P. Bums Funeral
Home in Perry at lla.m. with
James Taylor and Matt Wallis
officiating. Family members
.received friends one hour prior
to the service at the funeral
home. Interment followed at
Pineview Memorial Gardens.
You may sign the guestbook:
Joe P. Burs Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
Malbrough, 64, of Shady
Grove, died June 20, 2009.
Born in Houma, La., he had
lived in Shady Grove since
1997. He was a 30-year veteran
of the Louisiana-based offshore
He was preceded in death by
his father, Nelson Malbrough
Sr.; his mother, Edith Bernard
Malbrough; a brother, Nelson
Malbrough Jr. all of Houma,
La.; and a sister, Ruth M.
Malbrough of Des Allemands,
Survivors include: his wife
of 11 years, Janet Lee
Malbrough of Shady Grove; a
sister, Jeanette Crochet of
Houma, La.; three sons, Errol
Malbrough and Glenn
Malbrough both of Houma,
La., and Case Malbrough of
Youngsville, La.; several
grandchildren; nieces and
Other survivors include:
Everett C. Bach and Toni Bach,
both of Perry; Harlen V. Bach
and Lisa Wright both of
Private services will be held
at a later date. Beggs Funeral
Home is in charge of
Naomi Agner Driggers, 85,
. of Perry died June 20, 2009.
Mrs. Driggers, a longtime
resident of Perry, was born on
April 9, 1924, to Matthew
Edward Kearns and the former
Annie Mary Goodbred in
Eugene, Fla., in Dixie County.
She was a member of Burton
Baptist Church, and former
member of the Perry Business
Professional Woman's Club.
She was preceded in death by
two husbands, Sevier Agner
and Leon Driggers; a brother
Matthew Edward Kearns, and
sister Mary Elam.
Survivors include: her
children, Sammy S. Agner Jr.,
Pamela Kramer, Sara Sue
Grambling and Anita Walker,
all of Perry, as well as 12
grandchildren, 15 great
grandchildren and a host of
nieces and nephews.
A private family service was
'held on Sunday, June 21, at 9
a.m. at the New Prospect
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(L to r) Finalist Mark Pelt, his son Joe and volunteer Wade Goodman
FATHER OF THE YEAR
Continued from page 1
which works to "strengthen
marriages and families" to the
Big Bend area.
After the top 10 entries from
each grade were selected by a
group of local judges, the
finalists were sent to the
National Center for Fathering,
where a top essay at each grade
level was chosen as well as the
overall Father of the Year.
In addition to Ashli, the
winning essay writers were
seventh grader Joe Pelt, who
wrote about his father Mark
Pelt; eighth grader Richard
Dickie, who wrote about his
father Toby Dickie; ninth
grader Josh Hygema, who
wrote about his grandfather,
Howard Folsom; and 10th
grader Reagan Slaughter, who
wrote about her father, Randy
Each student won two season
passes to Wild Adventures, a
digital camera and cash gift
For being named Father of
the Year, Weide received an all-
expense paid family trip to her essay. "It was hard to part
Disney World, a flat screen, from all my friends, by dad
high-definition television and a helped me through it. If I
guided deep sea fishing trip needed a shoulder to cry on, I
among other prizes, always had his."
"What my father means to Weide said he wants to work
me is more than words can with Live the Life and help
describe," Ashli said in her organizers as they prepare for
essay. "He's there for me next year.
whenever I need him. He "Live the Life was very
doesn't give me everything I pleased to bring the Father of
want, because he doesn't want the Year event to Taylor
to spoil me more than he County," said Live the Life's
already has. He is strict about Director of Student Programs
what I wear, because he knows Hank Hollingsworth. "We are
what boys think." happy to offer our
In return, Weide had some congratulations to each of the
words for his daughter. essay award winners and to
"She is extremely talented William Weide, the 2009
when it comes to writing," he Taylor County Father of the
said. "She's not just a good kid, Year. Our staff was very
she's an all-around good kid.". impressed with the amount of
He denies he has any bias in community and business
that assessment. partners participating with this
Weide said was especially event. We want to repeat how
proud of her ability to write important it is for all of us to
such a good essay so soon after reinforce the message of
moving and leaving her friends healthy choices not only in the
behind, schools, but also throughout the
Ashli, of course, credits her community. Live the Life is
father for helping her. already looking forward to
"We just moved here from bringing the 2010 Father of the
Georgia in January," she said in Year to Taylor County."
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There's Bad News and Good News #4
It's been several months since I last wrote, months with continued turmoil around
the world and here in our own country. Strangely, it seems that many people continue
blithely along seemingly unaware of what is really happening.
One of the most important aspects of maturity; physical, mental or spiritual, is
Willingness to accept responsibility for yourself, your actions, your direction.
Today it appears that we have a huge segment of the population who are so immature
that they look to the government to take care of them, and they elected a President
who promises to do just that.
Though I know that all the things that are happening today are necessary for our
transition into a much more beautiful way of life, I find it sad that this great nation must
be brought to it's knees by non-thinking, selfish, greedy groups before the cleansing.
These are the same people.who have.no respect for Mother Earth or the things of
nature. Those who have no self respect have no respect for anything.
'One of the most important things that those who truly wish to prepare themselves
for the great changes that are ahead is to learn to commune with Mother Nature. When
I say Commune, I mean really communicate. Recognize that the forests, streams, soil,
and the sky have an awareness of you just as much as you are aware of them.
Indigenous peoples of the world have always known this and they have never felt the
separation from nature that westerners do.
When Native Americans speak of the Great Spirit, the Spirit of the Buffalo, the Spirit of
the Forest, the Rain Spirit, etc, too many people consider it just primitive superstition.
What they are missing is the Indigenous peoples know that we dwell within the
wonderful energy, life and consciousness of the Creator.
By the way, my favorite Grandmother was one fourth Native American.
Too long western religions have duped people into believing that they are separate
from the Creator. That God, and spirit are "out there" some place and that you have to
have a priest or preacher to act as your go-between.
The truth is that we dwell within God just as the fishes dwell within the sea. For an
atheist to say that he doesn't believe in God is similar to a fish saying that it doesn't
believe in water.
The life force that flows through the forest, all the plants and animals is the same
life force that fills you. Even the rocks and soil have their own level of awareness. The
air and the waters are wonderful gifts that sustain our lives. Having reverence and love
for all the Creators gifts will lift you up in consciousness, and prepare you for the down
pouring of Divine Love that will soon descend upon us.
Those who would destroy our forests, put poisons in our water and pollute the air
will soon have a day of reckoning.
I know that some of you who want to prepare yourselves have questions about
the talk of entering a new dimension as the Christ Consciousness fills those who are
ready. If you recall, at one point when Jesus was talking to his followers, he said, "In my
Fathers House are many Mansions".
No, he didn't mean that there are a lot of nice houses up there someplace. He
was saying that in the Spirit Realm, there are many levels or planes of existence, and
expression. In other words, many dimensions.
That is ascending frequencies of energy as you rise above the dense level in which
we now reside. We all change our frequencies to some degree all the time but maybe
not consciously. When you are happy, healthy and full of vim and vigor you are living
a much higher frequency than the person who is gloomy, pessimistic and lazy. Just
imagine how wonderful it is going to be living a life of no illness, no aging, freedom to
accomplish and create your most exciting dreams.
The Bible, of course, predicts some very uncomfortable happenings for us before
things get better. There are prophecies from many sources of land changes, floods,
fires, earthquakes, wars, and diseases. Some of these things are already with us, and
I suspect things will get much worse in some places before they get better.
SHowever, some years back my Spiritual Guidance led me to move here to Taylor
County, and I have great faith that this is a safe place to be in the coming times. Also, I
never forget that once when Jesus was asked about these very times that we are now
living, he said to his followers, "Ten thousand may fall at thy side, but ye shall be lifted
up". He's never lied yet. God bless you all.
Love, Peace, and Harmony
John D. Alexander
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Fans crowded around the stage at Forest Capital Hall to join Colt Ford for a "Ride Through the Country."
Self-described_ country rapper Colt Ford's vidoes
are featured on CMT.
Country rapper Colt Ford raised the roof at Forest Capital Hall
during a nearly sold-out performance Saturday night.
Hundreds packed the stands and crowed in front of the stage to
cheer the former pro golfer turned musician.
The event was organized by Knuckle Deep Productions and
sponsored by Timberland Ford, Bellamy's Power Sports and Save-
Kelly Hunter made her stage debut during the concert,
performing a number of power ballads by Martina McBride.
David Cooler, who has been writing and performing full-time
for the past six years, then took the stage for an amped-up show
featuring original songs he described as "country, Southern rock
,,"* Please see page 4
(Top) Hannah Devane
was among the younger
fan set cheering' Colt
Ford. (Middle) Colt
Ford, left, took time to
meet with fans and sign
autographs. He is shown
with Matt Schofield
of Lakeland. Earlier ih
the day, he made a
guest appearance at
(Right): Opening the
concert was David
Cooler who took the
stage for a high-energy
show of Southern rock
"Taylor County Tales: Volume It," a collection
of the winning stories from last year's Short
Story Contest, go on sale Monday.
Short story writers
to be honored on
Monday, June 29
The Friends of Taylor County Public Library will welcome
Southern fiction writer Rhett DeVane to the library on
Monday, June 29, at 5:30 p.m. for their regular monthly
At that meeting, the organization will also award the
winners of the third annual Short Story Contest who will he
announced today (Wednesday). In addition, "Taylor Counmy
Tales: Volume II,' a collection of the winning stories from last
year's contest, will go on sale Monday.
DeVane is author of "The Madhatter's Guide to Chocolate,"
"Up the Devil's Belly" and "The War of the Gardenias." She
was also a contributor to the anthology "Forever Friends," a
collection of stories and poems
written by members of the
online Published Author
SAccording to her Web site,
DeVane has been writing since
she was "old enough to hold
one of those big fat pencils."
She has made a living both Rhett DeVane
as a dental hygienist for almost 30 years, and more recendi,
as a part-time massage therapist. DeVane comes from a long
line of humorists and
---storytellers, their familial roots
Embedded in Alabama,
Georgia and North Florida.
S'." Originally from
Chattahoochee, she moved to
Tallahassee after college and
i ~continues to make that her
DeVane has pledged a
S...percentage of -her boo'.
royalties to help with the fight
ncyinct brpn-z nncpr
A select number of
books from the first
short story contest
are also available.
againstL least cancer.
The meeting will be held at
the Taylor County Public
Library and the public is
invited to attend.
S i t alfd r
AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at Perry
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 Masonic Lodge 123: meets
first and third Monday, 7:30 p.m.
PerryShrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Rd.).
Perry Woman's Club: second
Wed., noon (September to May).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at
Taylor County Leadership
Council: second and fourth Friday, 7
p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m.
Airport Advisory Committee:
fourth Wednesday, 12 noon, Perry-
Chamber of Commerce: second
Thurs., 8 a.m., chamber board
City Council: second and fourth
Tues., at 6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon.
and third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse
annex; workshop, fourth Tues., 3 p.m.
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
Social Security: representatives,
second Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon,
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,
Taylor Soil & Water Conservation
District Board: fourth Monday, 5:30
p.m., Foley Airport terminal
conference room. Call 584-4329 for
Tourism Development Council:
second Wed., 5 p.m., Chamber of
Big Bend Republican Women's
Network: second Monday at 5:30
p.m., 502 W. Green St. E-mail:
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
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday,
6 p.m., at the district building on
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
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public
Taylor County Reef & Research
Team: second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest
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.
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-
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
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.
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.
AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS
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.
Sons of Confederate Veterans:
fourth Tihu:ldav at North Orange
Street, For [i.ima,,ti:'i call 584-5725
VFW Post #9225: second Tues.,
7 p.m. (American Legion building).
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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.
S'-' .,. .big deals!
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Is your computer slow? Service & Need Cash
Sales of new and used computers. Got Junk?
Service available in your home Got Junk Cars,
business. 838-1683. I buy Scrap Me
1/01 PC 850-838-JUNK (
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New Black Max Generator Honda 13
HP 7000 watt cont 8700 surge, digital
control panel has 2 hours on it.
Bought last year. Now have solar
power. 578-2230 $750.00
Beautiful Flowers Blooming!
Modern, fancy day lillies- 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.
Old Taylor County & Jerkins
Old Silver Coins
Old Comic Books
Used Furniture (LR, DR, BR)
Taylor County Memorabilia
Lost Dog, medium sized black dog. Call
Found Healer please call 223-3092.
Still looking for "Pepper." She is a small
(approx. 20 Ibs.), wire haired, salt &
pepper in color, terrior. She has been
missing since April 4, from the Beach
Rd. and Dennis Howell area. She has
had her shots and been spayed. $500
Reward offered. Call Eileen Murray at
578-2492 or 371-1683.,
If you have lost a pet, be sure to 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
SALE! SALE! SALE! -All remaining lot
models have been drastically reduced.
Take advantage of the huge savings
being offered now through Ironwood
Homes of Perry. Call now 838-9090.
Time is running out!
$8,000.00 Government Stimulus Tax
Credit. Call for info Prestige Home
Centers. 352-493-2492 or 800-477-
What a deal!!! 25 ft camper trailer in
Used 3 wheel Pride electric mobility mint condition..2007 Cirrus 25CRK
scooter in good condition. $600.. Call, kaien 'n o ade' r uld like to
584-2979. : . r ; q .- I h,,,,' .
6/19-6/24. move this unit as soon as possible.
6Make me an offer! 838-9090.
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tip-outs, 2 AC's stove, refrigerator,
microwave, $2500 O.B.O. 850-578-
2448 or 321-662-5539.
Scuba equipment. Used one summer.
All that you need and extra's. $500. Call
Bullmastiff/Walker puppies $50. Great
hog dogs. 223-1053.
If you're looking for a pet, be sure to
check the Taylor County Animal Shelter
Beautiful Yorkie puppies for sale. Two
males, one female. Will be small. $400.
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
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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Book for seven days and enjoy the
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Deep water dock.
For more information, please contact
Big Bend Properties, Inc.
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ONE LOW PRICE! p.r.srad
$35.00 (in county) $49.00 (out of county) .M
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For Rent: 3 Bd/2 ba. Call 843-1361.
Newly remodeled apartment for rent.
(off Hwy. 19) Utilities included, plus
cable. Central Heat/AC $165 week,
$650 month + $100 sec. deposit. 850-
Rentals north of Perry;
3 BR/2 BA D/W; 2 BR/2 BA D/W with
2000 sq. ft. comm. bldg.; 40 X 80 horse
barn w/50 ac. for lease; 800 sq. ft.
comm. office; Full service RV site.
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.
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"rents Call'
For Sale or Lease
2000+- sq. ft. building
On corner lot
Located across from
Walmart & Mlurphy Oil
Excellent location and
For more information
call: 880.184-4411 for
Roger or Marvin
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
$199 MOVE-IN SPECIAL
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.
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and setting career goals, as well as looking3 fbr a new job. Wee
may also assist qualified individuals with career training
funds! YouI may still be eligible to receive Unemployment
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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, FI, 32347. Equal
.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-
For Sale: 3 BR/2 a 1950 sq.'ft. Home
with detached income producing 1
BR/1 Ba 500 sq. ft. Apt. Also includes
20x32 barn on 4 acres of land. North of
Perry on Woods Creek Rd. $150,000.
Call 850-843-3400 or 850-843-2877.
FOR SALE BY OWNER: 2 BR/2 Bath
mobile home with stove, fridge. washer
and dryer. Central heat/air (new unit
installed last year) with over an acre.
Quiet neighborhood, $50,000. Call for
Price Reduced 4 BR/2 BA, hardwood
floors, on 1.5 acres. 103 Seminole Rd.
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:
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.
For Sale Mobile Home. Needs a little
work. 3 bedrooms/ 2 baths on 15.62
acres. $83,000. As is or $87,000 when
finished. Call for appointment. 223-
1998 Buick Park Ave. All electric, all
leather, 75k miles, MPG 26.3, rain
tread tires, good condition/ very clean.
$4,000 O.B.O. Call 584-2912 or 843-
4262 and leave message.
Place an ad in the classified by
Nurses & CNA's
3 pm -11 pm
Full-Time & Part-Time
Excellent Pay & Benefits
1656 S. Jefferson St., Monticello, FL 32344
Phone 850-997-1800 or FAX resume to 850-997-7269
2004 Honda 1800 VTX. Very low miles,
1250 miles, Slash cut cobra pipes. Still
have factory pipes. One bike trailer
included. $8,000. 584-4712.
'99' SunTracker 18 ft. Pontoon Boat.
Excellent condition with Sunbrella full
custom canvas enclosure. Boat, 40 hp
motor and trailer.Can be seen at 304
Dogwood Way. $8,500. 584-8305 or
35 ft. Park model, needs TLC 1 bed 2
tip-outs, 2 AC's stove, refrigerator,
microwave, -$2500 O.B.O. 850-578-
2448 or 321-662-5539.
Sales Help wanted Route Sales. Good
pay and benefits. Call 843-1873.
Gilman Building Products is seeking a
PLC experience is required and you
must be able to work any shift. Please
send resumes to P.O. Box 1727, Perry,
Florida 32348 or complete an
application in the front office Monday -
Badcock & More 2 positions.
Part time sales and showroom work
Set-up and Delivery person must be
21 years old. Good license and driving
record required. Apply in person
Trial Court Law Clerk
Taylor County Board of County
Field Superintendent $27,248
$30,659 (depending on experience and
qualifications) Please review job
description and obtain application at
www.taylorcountygov.com or Workforce
Mobile Career Lab located in the K-
Mart parking lot on Wednesdays and
Thursday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Applications
must be returned to Workforce. Taylor
County Board of County
Commissioners is an EOE, VR DT,
background check employer.
Avon needs reps in this area. Only
$10.00 start-up fee. Call BJ at 584-
6289 or 843-2605 buy or sell!
Have you been laid off? Are you going
to get laid off? Is it time for a career
change? Well, there are no layoffs
here! Work your own hours, start part-
time while still at your regular job. We at
Primerica Financial Services are in the
business of helping people live their
dreams.You can make as much money
as you desire. Never miss another
soccer game! For more information,
give Charles a call at 850-223-1266
(0028) This is a sales business. You
work for yourself.
Looking for experienced technician.
Must have clean driving record. Also,
looking for a Bookkeeper/Receptionist.
Send resumes to
email@example.com. Drug Free
Workplace. Call 584-3626.
Chad H. Dees lawn care all work done
right. Free estimates, give us a call at
home 850-584-8959 or cell 850-371-
W ee Service
Trim Palm Trees
FOR RENT FOR RENT OUTDOORS
Single wide $45
Double wide $90
584-6925 or 584-9215
Tree Service/Stump Grinding
*Tree Trimming/Bucket Truck
*Licensed & Insured Tree Expert
Also, Bobcat Work Done
Root Rake, Grabbler, Front End
Loader for Excavation/ Cleanup, (850)-
See ad in phone book page 114.
We do mold inspections
& removal v%
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Perry, FL 32347
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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
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We now accept Visa, Mastercard,
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J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
Licensed and insured. Free estimates.
We also grind stumps. Call today 838-
1280. Firewood for sale.
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Upgrades, new, or used computer
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Emergency response available. 838-
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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.
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.
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Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
dump truck service, harrowing, bush
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INVITATION TO BID
The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is soliciting sealed
proposals for Taylor County
Jail/Courthouse Fiber Optic Project.
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
Jail/Courthouse Fiber Optic Project"
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 July 21st, 2009. 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
July 21st, 2009, 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 downloaded on-
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 foxed Proposals will
Additional Information may be
Department of Technology and
201 East Green Street
Perry, FL 32347
(850) 838-3500 x105
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, Taylor County,
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is soliciting bids for THE
SALE AND REMOVAL OF EIGHTY (80)
ACRES OF HAY AT THE PERRY/FOLEY
AIRPORT, PERRY, FLORIDA.
Qualified firms or individuals desiring
to provide the required services must
submit their bid package In an
envelope or similar package marked
'Sealed bids for "THE SALE AND
REMOVAL OF EIGHTY (80) ACRES OF
HAY AT THE PERRY/FOLEY AIRPORT" to
the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor
Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson
Street or P.O. Box 620, Perry, Florida
32348, to arrive no later than 4:00 PM,
local time, on July6, 2009 .All bids
MUST have a name and mailing
address clearly shown on the outside
of the envelope or package when
submitted. Bids will be opened and
respondents announced at 6:20 PM
local time, or as soon thereafter as
practical, on July 6. 2009 at the
Taylor County Administrative
Complex, 201 East Green Street.
Perry, Florida 32348.
Bid information MUST obtained from
the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor.
Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson
Street, or P.O. Box 620, Perry, Florida
The County reserves the right, In Its
sole and absolute discretion, to reject
any or all bids, to cancel or withdraw
this bid at any time and waive any
Irregularities In the bid process. The
County reserves the right to award
any contracts(s) to the
bidder/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 it
sole and absolute discretion, also
reserves the right to waive minor
defects In the process and to accept
the bid 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 bid price. No faxed
bids will be accepted.
For additional Information contact:
Clay Olson, County Extension Director
203 Forest Park Drive
Perry, FL 32348 (850)838-3508
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, Taylor County
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY,
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
FRANKLIN DELONA WYNN, a/k/a
FRANKLIN DELANDO WYNN, a/k/a
FRANKLIN D. WYNN, deceased,
whose date of death was November
14, 2008; File Number 2009-107-CP Is
pending In the Circuit Court for Taylor
County, Florida, Probate Divlsion, the
address of which Is Post Office Box
620, Perry, Florida 32348. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representatives attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedentis estate,
on whom.a copy of this notice has
been served, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedentis estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
-NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
The date of first publication of this
notice Is: JUNE 24, 2009.
JOHN R. WEED
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 121530
605 S. Jefferson Street
Perry, Florida 32347
Telephone: (850) 838-1773
MICHAEL S. SMITH
P.O. Drawer 579
Perry, Florida 32348
DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAX NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given Thursday June
25, 2009 a tax certificate will be sold
on the described land to pay the
amount due for taxes for 2008 tax
year, set opposite the same, together
with all cost of such sale advertising
Taylor County Tax Collector
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B-4 Taco Times June 24, 2009
Why did you leave your last job?
In all the years I have been
responsible for hiring, I have
seen some really interesting
reasons used for leaving jobs.
Following are some of the
more outlandish, as well as
more acceptable responses to
the question "Why did you
leave your last job?"
Without a doubt, the kookiest
explanation I've seen recently
for leaving a job held for only a
couple of months was
"monetary hiatus." What? If
hired, I can only imagine this
person's creative excuses for
missing work! Another
whopper was from a guy who
was desperate for a job because
he had not worked in several
to Jerret Williams
Continued from page 1
Headliner Ford came on
stage flashing two fingers in
the air in a trademark bull
horns sign...and had the signs
thrown right back at him from
the sea of fans swaying in front
of the stage.
What followed was a high-
energy run-through of Ford's
favorites including "Ride
Through the Country" and
Ford also dedicated a song to
the late Jerrett Matthew
Williams who died Jan. 1.
"They told me this was one
of your favorite songs and I
know you're listening," Ford
The performer also gave a
"shout out" to the staff at
Goodman's BBQ where he and
his crew had lunch. "It was
great! Thanks, y'all!"
months. His reason for leaving
his last job? "No benefits." I
just could not resist pointing
out that the best benefit I know
of is a paycheck!
Or, how about when
applicants write "personal" in
that box? Most all explanations
of that answer involve not
getting along with someone at
that job. Not good. If that is not
the case, and it is truly
something very personal, write
Although layoff is a very
common answer these days,
keep in mind that local H.R.
people do keep up with area
business news. Noting "layoff"
because you feel that sounds
more acceptable than "quit,"
can definitely backfire on you.
Actually the only acceptable
answer to explain why you left
a job is the truth. Most all of us
have had to find out the hard
way that the grass was not
really greener somewhere else,
and often have regrets about
decisions we have made. Level
with me and we have a much
better chance of working
My favorite response to this
question in the job history area
of an application? "Still there."
Judy Worth Batten is a 25-
year human resources and
marketing professional. She
started her HR manager
position with Thule, Inc.
(previously United Welding) in
June of 2008. A central Florida
native, she held management
positions with Sport-Craft
Boats and E.R. Jahna/Cabbage
Grove Mining after relocating
to Perry in 2001.
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