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Title: Taco times
Portion of title: Taylor County times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Perry Newspapers
Place of Publication: Perry, Fla
Creation Date: September 2, 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Perry (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Taylor County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Taylor -- Perry
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1961.
General Note: Published on Wednesday.
General Note: Description based on: 22nd year, no. 27 (Apr. 11, 1984).
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Shells & Scales
Saturday, Sept. 5

Fight ends with

one arrest, four

injured Monday

Get ready for 'Shells &
Scales' this Saturday
Come out for an afternoon and
evening of "fun, food and games"
at the "Shells & Scales
Community Fair" this Saturday,
Sept. 5, in Steinhatchee.
Entries for the pie and cake
baking contest will be accepted
from 10 a.m. to noon at the
Steinhatchee Community Center.
Activities begin at 2 p.m.,
including a performance from
Jonathan Pank from the
Galloping Scallop Music Park.
Other events include midway-
type games for all ages, arts and
crafts booths, food booths, a fish
pond, a water balloon
competition, a hula hoop contest
and much more.
Fish dinners will be sold from
$7 a plate (starting at 4:30 p.m.)
A mullet toss, sponsored by the
Steinhatchee River Chamber of
Commerce, will start at 6 p.m.
followed by a scallop shucking
contest (please bring 20 scallops
to enter).
A country auction will cap the
day's events, starting at 7 p,m,
The fair is being sponsored by
the Steinhatchee -Commuhity
Projects Board and Waterfronts,

Labor Day schedule
The City of Perry has
announced its garbage pick-up
schedule for Labor Day:
* Monday customers will
receive service Tuesday, Sept. 8.
* Tuesday customers will
receive service on Wednesday,
Sept. 9.
* Thursday and Friday
customers, Sept. 10 and 11, will
receive regular service.
City offices will be closed
Monday, Sept. 7, in honor Labor

TTI to vote on School
Improvement Plan
Taylor Technical Institute's
(TTI) School Advisory Council
will meet Thursday, Sept. 10, at 4
The meeting will be held in the
conference room at the school.
The council will be voting on
revisions to the 2009-10 School
Improvement Plan (SIP).

Help abandoned,
abused dogs
Subway Dixon Rescue, which
helps abandoned and abused
dogs, will have a fund-raiser at
Pizza Hut Thursday from 6-8 p.m.
A portion of proceeds from
meals sold within those two
hours will be donated to the non-
profit group (donation coupons
will be distributed by local

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The investigation is on-going
into a physical altercation
Monday evening that left four
people injured and one
The incident happened at a
residence on Roberts Aman
Road; deputies with the Taylor
County Sheriffs Office
(TCSO) were dispatched to the

area in reference to a physical
Upon their arrival, the
officers found several
individuals present at the home
and took statements from all of
them, TCSO Capt. Ron Rice
"Ultimately, one person--
Gene Edward Taylor, 45--was
arrested and charged with two
counts of battery," he said.

LTaylor was not at the
residence when deputies
arrived on scene and a BOLO
(be on the lookout) was issued
for his apprehension.
S.. A short time later, Perry
A .. Police Department (PPD)
N: 1 , . officers spotted Taylor's red
Ford truck and initiated a
S.. ' . i,. M traffic stop at the intersection
Gene Taylor "' Please see page 2

At B&G Club

Liablity concerns,

funding torpedo

morning program

Citing financial and liability
concerns, the Boys & Girls
Club has announced it will not
be able to partner with the
Taylor County School District
t" o otiffef"^ a before-school
program for students whose
classes begin at 9 a.m.
Boys & Girls Club of North
Central Florida Chief
Professional Officer Lisa A.
English stated in a letter to
Superintendent of Schools Paul
Dyal: "I met with the corporate
board of the Boys & Girls Club
of North Central Florida on
Thursday, Aug. 27. As a part of
this meeting, we discussed the
partnership that you have
proposed to provide a before-
school program at the Boys &
Girls Club for those students
who go to school at 9.

However, I must inform you
that at this time, the Boys &
Girls Club is unable to provide
this service for two major
-"First, the Boys & Girls Club
of North Central Florida is an
after-school program. Our
funding is tied to providing
quality after-school programs
for youth between the ages of
five and 18 during the critical
after-school hours. The
organization does not have the
unrestricted funds to be able to
provide services before school.
Also, the amount of additional
funding that was proposed to
be provided by the school
district is insufficient to cover
the costs of a quality 'before
.** Please see page 2

Record numbers
Long lines spilled out into the hallways of the Taylor County Courthouse Monday
afternoon as residents tried to beat the deadline for renewing drivers' licenses,
tags and vehicle titles before steep fee increases went into effect Tuesday, Sept 1.
Tax Collector Jack Tedder said, "I've never seen anything like it in the almost 29
years I've been here." He also noted that the rate increases imposed by the Florida
Legislature were "some of the most extreme I've ever seen." His office (both at the
courthouse location and the driver's license branch on U.S. Highway 19 N)
conducted nearly 2,000 transactions on Friday and Monday. "On an average day, we
issue 35 drivers' licenses. On Friday, we issued 90 and on Monday, we issued
136...226 in just two-days." As 5 p.m-approached Monday, Tedder began issuing
vouchers to those still waiting in line. The vouchers are valid until Sept. 10.

After back-to-back crashes

Man, 70, charged with DUI

A 70-year-old Salem man
with a blood alcohol level
registering more than twice the
legal limit was arrested
Monday afternoon after
causing back-to-back traffic
crashes on Jefferson Street.
James Hogue has been
charged with two counts of

driving under the influence
(DUI), two counts of DUI with
property damage and one count
of leaving the scene of a crash.
Perry Police Department
(PPD) officers were dispatched
to the intersection of U.S.
Highway 19 and Jefferson
Street in reference to a traffic

crash around 4:07 p.m. While
enroute, officers were told that
one of the vehicles involved--a
brown van--was leaving the
A Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP) trooper from South
,"* Please see page 2

Indoor grow case now in federal court

The man arrested in Naples was transported from A multi-agency investigation
connection with one of the the Taylor County Jail Friday to is on-going in the case.
largest indoor marijuana grow meet with federal agents; a Barrs was arrested July 27 at
operations ever found in Taylor detention hearing was held a commercial-size metal
County was remanded to Monday and he was ordered to building located off San Pedro
federal prison Monday to await be held without bond, Taylor Road, after members of the
trial. County Sheriffs Office Capt. Taylor County Joint Drug Task
Donald A. Barrs, 23, of Ron Rice said Tuesday. Force received a tip reporting

suspicious activity at the
A search warrant was
obtained for the building and
some 400 marijuana plants
ranging in size from seedling to
7-feet tall were seized. The
estimated street value of the

cannabis was $900,000.
Barrs was charged with
manufacturing cannabis and
being held locally on a
$500,000 bond.
Officers from both the Perry
Police Department and TCSO
helped with search and seizure.

PPS issues safety alert for city residents

The Perry Police Department
(PPD) has issued a safety alert
cautioning residents to beware
of individuals knocking on
their doors and seeking money
for what turns out to be
fraudulent family emergencies.

"We have had incidents
where young females are
knocking on doors and
requesting money for family
emergencies. During the course
of the fake emergency, these
individuals have gotten

information on the victim and
later come back. There have
been no threats of violence, but
the suspects are taking personal
property like wallets and
money. If someone has been a
victim of these individuals,

please contact the police
department. Try to gather as
much information as you can--
a description of the person, did
they arrive in a vehicle or did
they walk up...anything that
could help with our

investigation," police officials
"If someone knocks on your
door and you feel
uncomfortable, please call the
police and we will come

Music fans come

together for March

of Dimes, bluegrass

For the third year in a row,
the March of Dimes and
bluegrass music fans will be
joining forces with the Pickin'
in the Pines Bluegrass for
Babies Festival.
The benefit festival, which
will feature bluegrass bands
including Valerie Smith &
Liberty Pike, Southern Lite,
Pure & Simple and many more,
will be held Friday and
Saturday. Sept. 25-26, at Forest
Capital State Park.
All proceeds will go to the

March of Dimes, whose
mission is to improve the
health of babies by preventing
birth defects, premature birth
and infant mortality.
Culminating a month of
fund-raising, the weekend will
also host the March of Dimes
March for Babies event
Saturday, Sept. 25, at the park
at 10 a.m.
Those wishing to organize a
fund-raising team are asked to
-- Please see page 2

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Local favorites, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, will headline the third annual
Pickin' the Pines Bluegrass For Babies festival Sept. 25-26.

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with DUI

after crash

A motorcycle driver escaped
with minor injuries from a
Saturday afternoon crash that
the Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP) has stated was alcohol-
According to FHP Sgt. S.A.
Hooppell, Lawrence L. Funk,
49, of Old Town, was
traveling southbound on Beach
Road (CR 361) near Bird
Island at an excessive rate of
"The driver failed to
negotiate a sharp curve and ran
off the west side of the
roadway," Hooppell said in his
report. "The vehicle hit some
shrubbery and then overturned
in a ditch. The vehicle came to
a final rest laying on its right
side and the right leg of the
driver was pinned under it.
"Witnesses to the crash
assisted the driver and
unpinned him."
The crash occurred around
3:45 p.m.
Funk was charged with
driving under the influence and
refusing to submit to alcohol
Personnel from the Taylor
County Sheriffs Office and
Beach Volunteer Fire
Department also responded to
the scene.


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Tuesday afternoon crash
A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Center Street and Hampton Springs Avenue left at least one person
injured Tuesday afternoon. Traffic on Center Street was closed completely and vehicles were motioned through
the intersection by an officer at the scene. Personnel from the Perry Police Department, Taylor County
Sheriff's Office, Perry Fire Department and Doctors' Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services responded
to the call shortly before 4 p.m. No further details were available at presstime.

Car crashes, catches fire Thursday

A two-vehicle crash at the
intersection of Buckeye
Nursery and San Pedro roads
resulted in an estimated $8,500
in damages, with one of the
vehicles catching fire, although
no one was injured.
According to Florida
Highway Patrol Trooper
William Ernst, Daniel

Kirkland, 22, of Perry, was
traveling north on Buckeye
Nursery Road around 12:19
p.m. Thursday in a 2003 Dodge
four-door car.
After coming to a stop at the
intersection, Ernst said
Kirkland attempted to cross
San Pedro Road, violating the
right of way of Christopher

Weekend passes are $10

Continued from page 1
contact Robin Walker at
Healthy Start, 850-948-2741.
The Web site
www.marchforbabies.org has
step-by-step suggestions for
creating teams, recruiting
members and holding
successful fund-raisers.
As for the festival, music will
kick off Friday (Sept. 25) at
4 p.m. with the last band

starting at 8 p.m. The music vendors.
returns after the March for Tickets for the event are $10
Babies Saturday at 11 a.m. with in pre-orders, or $15 at the gate.
the last band beginning at Camping spots are still
9 p.m. available on the park grounds
The full festival line-up also for $20 a night (water and
includes: High Cotton, The electricity) and $5 a night (dry
Wilson Family, Blue Shades of camping).
Grass, Bottopi Doll.ar BoN s aid ,lI For ' moe information,
the Tallahassee Fiddlers. contact the Perry-Taylor
The festival will feature free County Chamber of Commerce
workshops for fiddle, mandolin at 584-5366 or visit online at
and banjo. There will be arts www.floridastatebluegrass.
and crafts as well as food com.

Mills, 28, driving a 2003 GMC
The front of the van struck
the right side of Kirkland's car,
which rotated counter-
clockwise and struck a wooden
post and a telephone junction
box, and then caught fire. The
car came to a final rest facing
west on the north shoulder of

Hungry for pizza?
"The fun-loving ladies of the
Sandy Toes Red Hats" will hold
a March of Dimes fund raiser at
Pizza Hut on Saturday, Sept. 5,
from 6-8 p.m.
Red Hatters will be at the
entrance to the restaurant,
handing out vouchers so that 20
percent of customers' bills can
be donated by Pizza Hut to the
March of Dimes.
Miles of Smiles Clownsof
Perry will also donate their time
and skills for this event, with free
face-painting and free balloon
animals provided for all children.

Would club be liable for children walking to school?

Continued from page 1
school program.
"Second, the Boys & Girls
Club is gravely concerned
about the liability that would be
involved to have a group of
students walk from the club
each morning to their school.
Though you indicated in our
meeting on Monday, Aug. 24,
that the parents would be liable
for their student as they walked
from the club to their school,
our board disagrees. We feel
that the liability would lie with
the club from the time that the
parent dropped their student
off until their student arrived
at their school. Our
organization cannot assume
this liability."
English noted that the club
would "continue to provide
after-school programming to
the youth of Taylor County
every day at our three Taylor
County sites. In addition, we
will also continue to provide
the male mentoring program at
Taylor County Elementary and
Taylor County Middle schools.
We will also continue to work

with the school district on the
Project Wisdom Program
to target the character
education of the youth of
Taylor County."
She concluded, "In the past
several years, we have seen
youth who have graduated and
gone on to become the positive,
productive and caring citizens
that we at the Boys & Girls
Club strive to develop. This
would not have been possible
without the excellent

relationship between Taylor
County schools and the Boys &
Girls Club. We look forward to
continuing to work together to
enhance the lives of the youth
of Taylor County."
Responding to the
announcement, Dyal expressed
his disappointment that the
district and club were not able
to "work something out. We
will continue to search for ways
to deal with these hardship
situations as they arise. In


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speaking with both the middle
school and high school, they
have told me that every
hardship situation brought to
their attention has been worked
out. As of this time, I am not
aware of any other needs."
Discussions of a before-
school program were prompted
by concerns raised by parents
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San Pedro Road, Ernst said.
Meanwhile, the van rotated
clockwise, entering the west
shoulder of Buckeye Nursery
Road, striking a fence before
continuing back across the
roadway and coming to a rest
on the east shoulder, facing
Kirkland was cited for failing
to yield right of way.
Units from Taylor County
Fire/Rescue and Taylor County
Sheriffs Office also responded
to the scene.


No injuries

reported in

either crash
Continued from page 1
Florida who was traveling to
the FHP academy in
Tallahassee saw the crash and
initiated a stop on the van,
which had gotten as far as the
stoplight in front of Wal-Mart
at the intersection of Jefferson
Street and Madison.
It was at that intersection
that the van was involved in a
second crash--running into a
vehicle stopped at the light.
"Officers investigating the
crash determined that the
driver was intoxicated," Capt.
Jamie Cruse said.
Ptl. Brian Curry and Ptl.
Bruce Griffin were the primary
investigators in the crashes. No
injuries were reported.

Suspect treated
for undisclosed
injuries Monday

Continued from page 1
of Ash Street and U.S.
Highway 19.
Taylor was taken into
custody without incident; he
was first transported to
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
(DMH) for treatment of
undisclosed injuries.
Also treated and released at
the hospital were a 20-year-old
male, a 32-year-old male and a
63-year-old female who were
all three injured during the
Deputy Brian Hayden and
Inv. Donna Lee are handling
the investigation.

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A-3 Taco Times September 2, 2009

Bembry addresses members

of regional planning council

Madison City Commissioner
Myra Valentine, chair of the
North Central Florida Regional
Planning Council, welcomed
guest speaker Representative
Leonard Bembry of Greenville
to the Aug. 27 council meeting.
Bembry represents State
House District 10, consisting of
Dixie, Franklin, Hamilton,
Jefferson, Levy, Madison,
Taylor and Wakulla counties as
well as portions of Alachua and
Columbia counties.
Also in attendance were
council members Rudolph
Parker, chairman of the
Taylor County Commission,
and Charles Maultsby,
gubernatorial appointee for
Taylor County. Representative
Valentine said that Bembry's
remarks gave council members

a review of the past legislative
session and included the
challenges facing the
legislature and local
governments during the
upcoming year.
The council, whose members
are local elected officials and
gubernatorial appointees,
administers a variety of state
and federal programs for
north central Florida
including Alachua, Bradford,
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist,
Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison,
Suwannee, Taylor and Union
Programs include
development of the Strategic
Regional Policy Plan, technical
assistance to local governments
in development of their
comprehensive plans, land

development regulations
and grant management,
administration of developments
of regional impact, local
mitigation strategies,
hazardous materials, homeland
security, housing assistance
programs and economic
In addition, the council
staffs the Metropolitan
Transportation Planning
Organization for the
Gainesville Urbanized Area,
the North Central Florida Local
Emergency Planning
Committee, the North Central
Florida Regional Hazardous
Materials Response Team and
The Original Florida Tourism
Task Force.
The council's offices are
located in Gainesville.

L to R: Scott Koons, executive director of the North Central Florida Regional
Planning Council; Commissioner Rudolph Parker, chairman of the Taylor County
Commission; Myra Valentine, chair of the North Central Florida Regional Planning
Council; Representative Leonard Bembry, State House of Representatives, District
10; and Charles Maultsby, gubernatorial appointee for Taylor County.

Constitution Rally planned for Saturday, Sept. 12

Volunteers across north
Florida are organizing a
Constitution Rally to be held
Saturday, Sept. 12, at Forest

Capital Park from 10 a.m.
until noon.
Organizer Paul Henry said
that "the rally is part of a

SRWMD to hold public

on proposed $56 milli(

The Suwannee River Water
Management District will hold
its first public hearing on its
proposed $56 million 2009-10
The hearing will be held
Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m.,
immediately following the
governing board's regular
monthly meeting, which will be
held at a special time,
beginning at 3 p.m.
The public is encouraged to
attend and provide input.
The proposed budget of $56
million is $14 million less than
the current budget of $70

The proposed millage of
0.4399 is 6 percent less than the
rollback rate of 0.4654.
The governing board
approved the tentative budget
at a meeting July 14.
Under a 0.4399 rate--43.99
cents for every $1,000 of
assessed property value--the
owner of a home assessed at
$100,000, claiming $50,000
homestead exemption, would
pay $22 in property taxes to the
Property taxes paid to the
district fund numerous public

national 9/12 movement to
inform citizens about their
federal government and to
unify Americans much the

c hearing

on budget
services including access to
public lands, springs
protection, water monitoring
programs and water supply
planning, officials said.
A final public hearing will be
held Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 5:30
p.m., at which time the budget
will be adopted.
Both budget hearings will
take place at the district's
headquarters, located at the
comer of U.S. 90 and CR 49,
just east of Live Oak.
For mor information cail
800-226-1 66 or 386-362-

same way the country unified
the day following 9/11. A
citizenry that understands the
limits of government, and
then unites, has the ability to
keep government in its
proper role. The recent T.E.A.
parties and town hall
meetings have underscored
the need for the average
person to be heard loudly and
clearly by our elected
Nationwide, rallies are
being promoted through
grassroots organizers and
volunteers, all to be held on
Sept. 12.
The Perry rally will include
residents from Jefferson,
Madison, Suwannee,
Lafayette, Dixie, Levy and
Taylor counties.
Locally, those interested in
participating can visit the
Web site at
Volunteers are welcome to

help organize efforts by
meeting at Hardee's

Restaurant in Perry each
Monday at 9 a.m.

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A-4 Taco Times September 2, 2009

DMH Physical Therapists Steve Murphy and Jeremy Gray (both kneeling) are pictured with: (back row) SNAP
Instructor Connie Gibson, Sharon Kelley and Special Olympics volunteer Eddie Dorman; and (front row) Special
Olympics volunteer Melissa Moody, community volunteer Lynn Tyson, and Special Olympics volunteer (and
parent of a program participant) Nell Lynn.

It's a SNAP

Are you working toward a 'healthier you'?
The Special Needs Adult County Special Olympics. "volunteers from throughout graciously committed to help

Program, also known as SNAP
at Taylor Technical Institute,
has begun a "Healthier Me"
fun/fitness Special Olympics
program "to put into practice a
routine of healthier eating and
exercise for a healthier life."
Those participating in the
program are SNAP class
members and instructors, in
conjunction with Taylor

"We are grateful for all those
making this program possible
with their expert help and
advice," said Connie Gibson,
SNAP instructor. Special
recognition was given to
Doctors' Memorial Hospital's
physical therapists and
dietitian, the Taylor County
Extension Service, the Taylor
County Health Department and

our community who have

make this program a success.

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2 babies welcomed

Jalyn Marie Sheppard
Tiffany Slaughter and Kenneth Sheppard Jr. of Perry announce
the birth of their daughter, Jalyn Marie Sheppard, on July 27,
2009, at 12:14 p.m. at Capital Regional Medical Center. She
weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Carol Slaughter, and Jimmy and
Jennifer Slaughter. Maternal great grandparents are Pauline
Slaughter, the late Wilson Slaughter, and the late Muriel and
Carroll Mixon.
Paternal grandparents are Jackie Sheppard and Kenny Sheppard
Sr. Paternal great grandparents are the late Dorothy and David
King, and the late Alberta and Howard Sheppard.
Jalyn was.welcomed home by a sister, Ayana.

Caleb Manning TuIcker
Donald and Megan Tucker of Perry announce the birth of their
son, Caleb Manning, on Aug. 7, 2009, at 7:51 a.m. in the Women's
Pavilion at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds,
3 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Martha and H.B. Crowder Jr. of
Perry. The baby's maternal great grandparents are the late Rev.
W.H. Wilkins and Callie Wilkins, Hazel Crowder of Thomasville,
Ga., and the late Horace Crowder Sr. of Perry.
Paternal grandparents are Debbie and Marty Bird of Perry. The
baby's paternal great grandparents are Max Smith of Perry and the
late Maxine Smith.

Caleb Manning Tucker

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i-" n. r w, l re-hlve a � n-" �-re, p'dIcure-, facial,
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submit your letter explaining why�'Letters must be received no
later than SEPT. 21ST for the September event.
Mail letters to Attn: Ms. Nicole Ratliff, His, Hers & Ours Salon & Spa 102
W. Cedar St., Perry, FL 32347 or email to salon8889@yahoo.com
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Winner will have before and after pictures made and results will be posted
on our web pages. (model release form signature required)
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Erin Pomeroy-Bailey
and Foster Moore
on the birth of your first son

S. lGabriel
McCullen Moore
August 20, 2009
9:44 p.m.
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Jalyn Marie Sheppard


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Cards of Thanks

The family of Nathaniel Rashaun Britt would The family
like to thank everyone for all the wonderful love, thank everyor
support and prayers. We would also like to say a phone calls ani
special thank you to Trinity Funeral Home. us during our
The Bolden and Britt Families Pastor Tim M
and Burns Fun
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Green the outpouring
We wish to thank all relatives and friends for during the visi
your help and support in the passing of our God bless ea
brother, John Buddy Green.
Liz Valerino and children
Clifford and Jane Langford and children Chad, Vict

Summer ends, family

reunions continue
VM[organ-Wilson Reunion
The Morgan-Wilson Reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, at
11 a.m. at Forest Capital Park. Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m.,
followed by an auction at 1:15 p.m.
Family members and friends are urged to bring a covered dish
lunch, beverage and lawn chairs, as well as something for the
afternoon auction. Plates, cups, forks, napkins and ice will be
For additional information, please call 584-8181.

of Franklin Carlton would like to
ie for the food, flowers, cards,
d especially your prayers shown to
loss. A very special thank you to
cDonald, Westside Baptist Church
neral Home.
ver know what it meant to us to see
; of love and support at our home,
station and at the funeral.
ach and every one of you.
Elsie Carlton
Lindy and Ronnie Buckhalter
kie, Ethan and Bradley Buckhalter

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The working men and women who form the backbone of our
economy have earned our admiration, respect and best wishes.
We're proud to salute them and we're already on hand to listen to
ideas that can help this community prosper and grow. And we'll
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ReThinking Church: shouldn't you come back again?

National movement, local invitation
Perry's First Church of God is participating in Back to Church
Sunday, a national movement of churches to encourage formerly
churched people to ReThink Church and trygit again.
According to LifeWay Research, 38 percent of people are
"receptive or highly receptive to attending church." Another 82
percent say they would be open to attending church if a friend
invited them. But, the same research showed that only 21 percent
of active church-going Christians invited someone to church last

Nellara E. McLeod
Nellara E. McLeod died Aug.
30, 2009, in the home of her
daughter, Peggy Plemmons, in
Jacksonville. Mrs. McLeod
was born May 19, 1923, in
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Andrew P. (Mac)
McLeod; two daughters, Faye
Garner and Loretta Belcher
(Michael); and an infant son,
Gary McLeod.
Survivors include: her
daughters, Peggy Plemmons
and Sherry Offenberg of
Jacksonville, and Dianne
Frederick of Charlotte, N.C.;
numerous grand and great
grandchildren; and many other
special family and friends.
Graveside Services were
held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1,
in Walker Cemetery in Lamont,
with the Rev. Aaron Lewis
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Community

Hospice of NE Florida at 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
FL 32257.

Larry Allen
Larry Allen Grambling, 63,
of Perry, died Aug. 29, 2009, at
his residence.
Mr. Grambling was born in
Branford on Oct. 14, 1945, to
the late James Wilton and Mary
Barrs Grambling.
He lived in Perry most of his
life where he worked as a
heavy equipment mechanic for
many years. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Army and served
during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Grambling was preceded
in death by a brother, Howard
Survivors include: his wife
of 21 years, Linda Dianne
Grambling of Perry; two sons,
Christopher Allen Grambling
of Lake Bird, and Adam
Grambling of Perry; five

English classes begin Sept. 15

"English as a Second Language" classes are being offered once
again at the First Baptist Church annex on Tuesdays and
Thursday at two different times.- -
Classes will be taught at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. beginning Sept.
15. Those interested in learning to speak and read the English
language better should call Eleanor L Grubbs at 584-6325.
-.rs:._Orbbs ;- the instructor, re-
slowl\ ana leave your name ande ans
machine." Open registration fot these twice-weekly classes will
continue throughout the 2009-10 school year."

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Perry's First Church of God, led by Pastor Mike Hicks, is joining
with thousands of churches to help change those statistics by
inviting everyone to attend church any Sunday, and every Sunday,
but especially on Sunday, Sept. 13. Services begin at 11 a.m.; the
church is located on Highway 221 North.

New church welcomes new youth director
Impact Life Church welcomes the newest addition to its ministry
family, Charles W. Willis III who will serve as youth director.
Impact Life is "the newest church in town located right next to

daughters, Michelle Peacock,
Mary Grambling Matthews,
Sherri Grambling, Holly
Hartzog and Kristina Lusby, all
of Perry; four brothers, Dean
Grambling, Gene Grambling,
Scott Grambling and Kenny
Grambling, all of Perry; two
sisters, Lisa Weatherly and
Angela Grambling, both of
Perry; 12 grandchildren, and a
host of nieces, nephews, other
relatives, and friends.
A memorial service was held
Monday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. in
the Joe P. Burns Memorial
Chapel with Ed Taylor
officiating. Family members
received friends one hour prior
to the service. All arrangements
were under the care of Joe P.
Bums Funeral Home.You may


sign the guestbook at
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William Bill
William Bill Rolls, 75, died
Aug. 27, 2009, at Hospice
House in Tallahassee.
He was preceded in death by
his mother, Nice Rolls, and a
sister Jewel Williams.
Survivors include: two sons,
William Rolls and Henry Rolls,
both of Georgia; three
daughters, Reesa Carter and
Sheri Carter, both of Georgia,
and Louise Dalton of Perry.
Beggs Funeral Home in
Tallahassee is in charge of

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Bulldogs swat Hornets 27-8

Taylor County remained
unbeaten under first-year Head
Coach Shane Boggs with an
impressive, 27-8 pre-season win
over Lafayette County Friday
night in Mayo.
Coming on the heels of a
50-6 blow-out of Indian Rocks
Christian in the spring jamboree,
the one-sided victory in the
"Kickoff Classic" improved the
Bulldogs' "warm-up" record
to 2-0 heading into the official
2009 season-opener against
Wakulla County Friday night in
Boggs' no-huddle offense
produced 20 first-half points and
wore down the under-manned
Hornets, while Defensive
Coordinator Steve Price's hard-
hitting defense held the Hornets
to-just 38 rushing yards in the
entire game (only 112 yards
of total offense) and knocked
Mayo's senior first-team All-
State QB Nick Bracewell out of

the game with a shoulder injury
early in the second quarter.
The Hornets' 6-3, 210-pound
QB threw for 2,262 yards and
31 touchdowns with only four
interceptions last season.
Taylor County's version of the
"fast-break" spread offense and
punishing defense combined
to prompt Mayo Coach Joey
Pearson (82-30 overall record
in 10 seasons at Lafayette) to
request a continuously running
clock in the fourth quarter--
protecting his remaining players
from injuries or cramps while
also limiting Taylor County's
offense to just one possession in
the final period.
The Bulldogs' new tough-
nosed defense gave up only
38 yards rushing on 27 carries
(1.4 yards per carry) and 74
yards passing in the entire
game, while picking off two
passes and forcing one fumble.
It was the second straight game
that Boggs' Dogs have held an

Bulldog defenders put a big hit on Lafayette County's
quarterback during action Friday night in Mayo.

Ratliff commits to

play baseball at Jax

Taylor County High senior
Taylor Ratliff has verbally
committed to play baseball
for Division I Jacksonville
University following a weekend
visit to the campus.
Ratliff, who has been one of
the top hitters and base stealers
for the Bulldogs the past two
seasons, is expected to officially
sign in November.
Ratliff, who throws right-
handed and bats left, plays
shortstop and pitches for Taylor
County High. He led the team

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this past season with a .429
average including 13 stolen
The Dolphins baseball team
began play in 1957 and was
independent until joining the
Sun Belt Conference in 1978.
They were affiliated with the
Sun Belt conference until 1998
when they joined the Atlantic
Sun conference in 1999.
Jacksonville has participated
in 13 NCAA tournaments
beginning in 1968. The
Dolphins participated in
the 1968 college division
tournament (which would
eventually become Division II).
Jacksonville's best showing in
the NCAA tournament came in
the 1976 South Regional. The
Dolphins were one game away
from the College World Series,
but were eliminated by Auburn
The Dolphins were part of
the NCAA tournament in 1972,
1976, 1989, 1991, 1994. 1995,
1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007
and 2009.
The team advanced to the
super regionals in Gainesville
last season before being
eliminated by Miami.

opponent to just one score.
Despite having one or two
fewer possessions on offense
due to the shortened fourth
quarter, the Bulldogs' new
spread offense still managed to
tally 310 yards (215 rushing, 95
passing), led by junior running
back Tony Jackson (11 carries,
152 yards, 1 TD) who scored on
a 59-yard TD run in the second
QB Ty Crowley completed 6
of 17 passes for 87 yards and
had 5 carries for 13 yards (1-
yard touchdown run). Back-
up QB Eli Grambling looked
impressive in mop-up duty,
running the ball 5 times for 35
yards (including a 1-yard TD
plunge) and completing 1 of 3
passes for 8 yards. Both Bulldog
QBs were intercepted once.
Reggie King was Crowley's
favorite receiver, as the pair
hooked up 4 times for 65 yards.
Chad Hill hauled in a 21-yard
pass, Fred Florence caught an
8-yard pass and Tevin Ellis had
a one-yard catch.
Boggs reached into his bag
of tricks on the very first play
of the game with a double-pass
play designed to catch Mayo's
secondary off guard. Crowley
threw a lateral to Grambling
(lined up as a receiver to the left
in the Bulldogs' four-wideout
formation) who aired out a long
pass intended for King that was
intercepted and returned 31
However, the Bulldogs'
defense got the ball right
back three plays later. After
Bracewell completed a 13-yard
pass for a first down and had a
pass dropped, he hit tight end
Aaron Goyette with a 24-yard
pass, but a big hit by Isaac
Nelson jarred the ball loose
and it was recovered by the
Bulldogs' Dennis Dailey. ,,
Cro'.\ ley came back on and led
the Bulldogs on an impressive
drive from their own 11 to the
Hornets' 35, completing long
passes with laser-like precision
down the field to King for gains
of 25 and 24 yards on back-to-
back pass plays. Jackson ripped
off a 7-yard gain before Chad
Hill had an 8-yard run nullified
by a holding penalty. Crowley
picked up 4 yards on a QB
keeper, but a 3rd down pass to
King was too low and Crowley
punted the ball into the endzone.
The Taylor County defense
fired up the large contingent of
Bulldog fans who made the trip
(packing the visiting bleachers
full) with two straight series of
dominating "D." On back-to-
back Mayo running plays Corey
Sadler and Jonathan Smith
crushed a ballcarrier for a two-
yard loss and Wesley Brandon
and James Houston creamed
a runner in the backfield for
another two-yard loss. On 3rd
down Caleb Murphy flattened
a Mayo receiver to break up a
pass play and force a punt.
Jackson showed off his
highlight-reel moves on the very
next play, spinning off three
tackles and outrunning another
for a 20-yard gain, thanks to
some great downfield blocking
by his receivers and nice holes
created by his offensive line.
Crowley called Jackson's
number again on the very next
play (an inside option hand-
off) and he followed some nice
blocking by Jesse Braswell and
Zack Morris for a 20-yard gain.
On 1st and goal from the 6,
Crowley misfired low to King
and the Bulldogs were hit with
a motion penalty.
Jackson ran the ball down to
the 2-yard line and Boggs sent
in a special goal line package
featuring Brandon at QB and big
offensive lineman Calvin Bass
in the backfield as a blocker.
Unfortunately, another motion
penalty pushed Taylor back
before the play could be run and
Crowley's 3rd down pass into
the endzone was incomplete,
forcing him to make a 25-yard
chip shot field goal to give the
'Dogs a 3-0 lead.
Houston made another big
lick on the kickoff return.
Braswell flattened a runner on
1st down and Smith threw a
ballcarrier for a one-yard loss

before Houston picked off a 3rd
down pass and returned it 31

yards down to the 3-yard line.
Taylor struggled with its
goal line short yardage offense
again, as Jackson was stopped
at the 2-yard line and Crowley
was stuffed for no gain on a
keeper. King ran the ball into
the endzone on 3rd down, but
another motion penalty negated
the touchdown and pushed the
Bulldogs back again. A 3rd
down pass to King was off
target and Crowley chipped
another 25-yard FG through the
uprights to give the Bulldogs
a 6-0 lead with 2:48 left in the
first quarter.
The Hornets stung back just
21 seconds later, returning
the kickoff 70 yards before
Murphy made a touchdown-
saving tackle, but one play
later, a Mayo receiver made a
tremendous one-handed catch
on a pass from Bracewell and
raced 28 yards for a touchdown
to tie the game at 6-6 after the
PAT failed.
Nelson returned the kickoff
21 yards to near midfield, but
Crowley was picked off just
two plays later when he was hit

while throwing (the only time
he was hit while passing in the
entire game).
Taylor's defense stepped up
again, as Houston made back-
to-back plays, breaking up a
pass and knocking Bracewell
out of the game with a shoulder-
crushing hit on a five-yard QB
Despite being double-
teamed all night Jabahri Bishop
combined with Brandon and
William McNutt to throw a
runner for another two-yard
loss in the backfield and Bishop
came back two plays later (with
Smith, Nelson and Murphy) to
make a huge stop for no gain on
2nd and goal from the 3-yard
line, forcing Mayo to attempt
a 20-yard field goal that missed
wide left to start the second
Crowley struggled on the
next series, missing two straight
passes before completing a
five-yard pass to King, who
fumbled and recovered, forcing
a Crowley punt.
Eddie Weeks, Sadler, Davonta
Powe, Brandon and Braswell

made big stops to stuff Mayo on
the next six plays, which were
actually two drives sandwiched
around a muffed punt by
Bulldog returned Nelson.
Taylor took over on their own
20 after a Mayo punt into the
endzone and quickly re-took
the lead, as Jackson squirted
free for 10 yards, King hauled
in a nice pass from Crowley on
a crossing route and Jackson'
ran through a big hole made.
by his offensive line and raced
59 yards untouched for a
touchdown, thanks in large part
to Chad Hill's awesome block
on a linebacker, who he drove
15 yards downfield to spring
Crowley's kick gave the
Bulldogs a 13-6 lead and the
Bulldog defense continued its
dominance, as Kyle Linton
made a big hit on the kickoff
return, Powe threw a runner
for a 3-yard loss,! Brandon and
Murphy combined on another
tackle for loss' and Taylor
Woods and Brandon teamed up
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TCHS running back Tony
Jackson (above) breaks
loose on another long run
as Kyle Linton (66) looks
for someone to block.
Sophomore quarterback
Eli Grambling (7) prepares
to hurl the ball downfield
(right). The Bulldogs won
Friday's pre-season game
27-8 against Mayo.

Blount's Ducks on TV Thursday

Former Taylor County High
running great LeGarrette Blount
will join his Oregon teammates
as the Ducks play Boise State
Thursday night in both teams'
season opener. The contest will
be televised on ESPN beginning
at 10:15 p.m.
Blount is one of 30 players
nationwide on the Walter Camp
award watch list which is given
each year to college football's
player of the year.
The 6-1, 229-pound speedster
is also on the Maxwell
Award pre-season list which
is presented to the most
outstanding collegiate football
player in America.
Additionally, he is on a list
of 45 pre-season candidates for
the 2009 Doak Walker Award,
presented each year to the
nation's top college running
As a junior at Oregon, Blount

came off the bench to rush for
1,002 yards and set a school
record for rushing touchdowns
in a season (17). His 7.3 yards
per carry average also set a
school mark for 1,000 yard
In junior college, Blount
rushed for 1,042 yards on 178
carries in nine games in 2007

including six touchdowns. He
also caught eight passes for 144
yards and one TD.
In 2006, he played in eight
games and carried the ball 189
times for 1,250 yards and 12
In four seasons at TCHS,
Blount accumulated 3,714
rushing yards.

Aucilla falls to MaClay

Aucilla Christian fell to
Maclay 26-6 in a pre-season
jamboree football game played
last Friday.
Warrior quarterback Trent
Roberts completed a 94-yard
touchdown pass to tight end
Clark Christy in the second
quarter to account for Aucilla's
lone score of the evening.
Roberts finished the night
3-10 passing for 103 yards.

Wilson Lewis had one catch for
5 yards and Brandon Dunbar
snagged one for 4 yards.
Top ground-gainers for the
Warriors were Philip Watts
with 5 carries for 13 yards and
Brad Holm with 2 carries for 14
Aucilla opens the 2009
regular season this Friday when
they host John Paul II. Kick-off
is set for 7:30 p.m.

Taylor Stats Indian Rocks "
12 First Downs 9
24/215 Rushes/Yards 27/38
7/20/2 Passing/Int. 6/18/2 ,
95 Pass Yards 74
310 Total Offense 112
152 Return Yards 204
2/34.5 Punts/Avg. 5/33.4
3/1 Fumbles/Lost 1/1
17/136 Penalties/Yds 8/90
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A-8 Taco Times September 2, 2009

Bulldogs open season against Wakulla Friday

Continued from page 7
for a tackle in the backfield--as
Mayo lost five yards on their
last series of the half.
The Bulldogs used that
momentum and Houston's 16-
yard punt return to take a 20-6
lead at the half, as Crowley
found Hill for a 21-yard pass
down to the 1-yard line and
then ran a QB keeper over the
goal line himself one play later
and kicked the PAT with just 39
seconds remaining in the second
Still fired up over his big
catch and near-touchdown,

Hill pulverized the wedge on
the kick-off return and forced
Mayo to take a knee to run out
the clock.
The Bulldogs attempted an
onside kick to start the second
half, but the ball didn't travel
the required 10 yards. However,
the Taylor defense went right
back to work, as McNutt,
Smith, Bishop and George Gant
all swarmed on Mayo's back-up
QB for a 9-yard sack on the first
play of the third quarter.
Penalties and a string of
incomplete passes combined to
hold the 'Dog offense scoreless
in the third quarter, but Jackson,
Crowley and Brandon did

pick up some yards on the
ground behind solid offensive
line play.
The 'Dog defense, led by
the inspired play of linebacker
Brandon, as well as big plays
from Woods, Cotye Riley,
Nelson, Powe, Gant and
cornerback Fred Florence,
continued to stuff Mayo's
attack. Bishop even fought
through his double-team twice
to make big tackles, while
Brandon, Powe, Woods, Gant
and other teammates took
advantage of the attention
being paid to the Bulldogs'
dominating noseguard to make
numerous tackles.
Mayo's only other points of
the game came late in the third
period when the Bulldog offense
was hit with double-whammy
penalties (-10 for holding and
a -15 yard unsportsmanlike
conduct) that wiped out a 9-yard
run by Jackson and pushed
Taylor all the way back to their
own 7-yard line. On the 1st and
36 play, Jackson fumbled the
handoff from Crowley and fell
on the ball in the endzone for
a safety, giving Mayo 2 points
and the ball.
Flags continued to rain down
on the Bulldogs throughout
the remainder of the shortened
game (Taylor finished with a
whopping 17 penalties for -136
yards) as the officials appeared
to use the pre-season contest as
an opportunity to work out the
rust in their throwing arms.
Braswell, Woods, Brandon
and Bishop continued to
dominate the line of scrimmage
and harassed Mayo's back-
up QB into near interceptions
and a pick-off in the endzone
by Houston, who returned
the interception 49 yards to
Eli Grambling came in for
Crowley at QB, while Kelvin
Crocker replaced Jackson at
running back and the Bulldog
offense did not miss a beat. Even
with Boggs calling for simply
QB keeper and option running
plays, Grambling picked up 34
yards on four straight runs after

Bulldog Coach Shane Boggs talks with his crew in the press box during action Friday
night in Mayo.

faking to Crocker and mixed in a
nice option pitch to Crocker (12
yards) before hitting Florence
with an 8-yard pass that set
up Grambling's one-yard TD
plunge with 1:50 remaining in
the game.
Crowley's PAT made the final
After the game, Boggs praised
the play of his offensive line and
"We had super protection all
night. Jesse Braswell graded
out the highest on our 0-Line,
which provided solid protection
for our QB and opened big holes
for our running game. Out of 20
pass plays, they touched our QB
only once," the coach said.
Boggs also called Chad Hill
a "blocking machine" and said
he was the key to several of
Jackson's long runs, including
the game-breaking 59-yarder
for a touchdown.
As for the overwhelming
defensive performance against a
Mayo team that went 10-0 and
lost in the play-offs last year,
Boggs singled out the play of
Brandon and a host of others,

adding that there were 10 plays
that could be pulled off the
film to make a season's worth
of highlights for any defensive
Boggs admitted that penalties
and short-yardage situations
would be areas the team
focused on this week heading
into the season-opener against
Wakulla, but stated he was

overall "very pleased" with the
team's performance and their
"We looked a little sloppy
there in the third quarter, but
our defense picked up the
slack for us and we looked
sharp on offense in the second
quarter and the one chance we
had with the ball in the fourth

Golf tourney at Golden Eagle

will benefit Big Bend Hospice

The ninth annual Dr. Bass'
Large Mouth Open Golf
Tournament will be held
Monday, Sept. 14, at Golden
Eagle Country Club.
Proceeds benefit Big Bend
Hospice. Individual players
and team sponsorships are
available for an 8 a.m. morning
shotgun or 1:30 p.m. afternoon
Golfers can play for a chance
to win exciting prizes from area
golf clubs and retailers. This
event funds direct patient care

and provides grief support for
children and teens.
For more information contact
Laura Glenn at 701-1341 or
laurag @bigbendhospice.org.
Tournament sponsors are
Capital City Bank Group,
Mainline Information Systems,
Wakulla Bank, Comcast,
Florida Bank, Bob & Gail
Knight, Greenberg Traurig,
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Annual Student Progression Report

2008 - 2009 School Year

Section 1008.25(8)(b) of the Florida Statutes requires each school board to annually publish in the local
newspaper the following information:

* The district's policies and procedures on student promotion and retention;
* By grade, the number and percentage of all students in grades 3 through 10 performing at levels 1 and 2 on
the reading portion of the FCAT;
* By grade, the number and percentage of all students retained in grades 3 through 10;
* Information on the total number of third grade students promoted for good cause, by category of good
cause as specified by law;
* Any revisions to the district's policy on student promotion and retention from the previous year.

The Taylor County School District's school board policies and procedures related to student promotion and
retention are available at www.taylor.kl2.fl.us.

Grade Number of Number of Percentage Number of Percentage Number of Percentage
Students Students of Students Students of Students Students of Students
Tested in Scoring Scoring Scoring 'Scoring Scoring Scoring
Reading Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2

03 250 45 18% 40 16% 85 34%
04 217 37 17% 35 16% 72 33%
05 235 33 14% 47 20% 80 36%
06 222 31 14% 40 18% 71 32%
07 211 32 15% 23 11% 55 26%
08 208 33 16% 50 24% 83 40%
09 182 36 20% 62 34% 98 54%
10 194 58 30% 76 39% 134 69%

Grade 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

Total Retentions 12 0 1 2 1 2 20 38

Grade Level Total 204 219 231 234 211 213 161 173

Total Percentage 6% 0% .5% 1% .5% 1% 12% 22%

Code Good Cause Exemption Number of Students
1 LEP students having less than two years of instruction in an ESOL program 0
2 IEP indicates that participation in statewide assessments is not appropriate 0
3 Acceptable level of performance on state-approved alternative reading 23
4 Demonstration, through a portfolio, of mastery of the Sunshine State Standards in 0
reading equal to at least a level 2 on the FCAT
5 IEP or Section 504 plan shows intensive remediation in reading for more than 2 0
years but are still deficient in reading and previously retained in K-3
6 Received intensive remediation in reading for 2 or more years but still 9
demonstrate a deficiency in reading and were previously retained in K-3 for a total
of 2 years
Total Good Cause Promotions 32


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B-1 Taco Times September 2, 2009

From United Way of Big Bend

Local agencies receive $213,000

Taylor County volunteers
completed the United Way of
the Big Bend (UWBB)
community-investment process
recently, and the funds will
soon be distributed to 17
human-service agencies that
provide services in Taylor
A group of Taylor volunteers
spent many hours at the Big
Bend Hospice Office in Perry
to ensure the $213,618.74 was
allocated in a fair and unbiased
manner so that these select
agencies can provide services
for local people in need year
round, UWBB officials said.
The 2009 Taylor County
agencies, their telephone
numbers and the types of
services they offer are as
* 2-1-1 Big Bend (211, 24-
hour crisis, suicide and
HIV/AIDS hotline);
* Ability 1st (575-9621,
assistance to persons with
* American Red Cross,
Capital Area Chapter (850-
878-6080, disaster, health,
safety, emergency, volunteer,
youth, military services);
* America's Second
Harvest of the Big Bend (850-
562-3033, provides surplus
food to the needy through
nonprofit agencies);
* Big Bend Cares (850-656-
2437, provides education and
comprehensive support to
people infected with or affected
* Big Bend Hospice (850-
878-5310, patient/family
hospice care and bereavement);
* Boy Scouts of America,
Suwannee River Area
Council (850-576-4146, youth
leadership development and
prevention programs);
* Boys and Girls Club of
North Central Florida (584-
8448, activities and education
for our youth);
* Brehon Institute for
Family Services (850-656-

7110, shelter for homeless
pregnant women, services for
at-risk families);
* Early Learning Coalition
of the Big Bend (850-385-
0551, provides early learning
and school readiness programs
for children);
* Elder Care Services (850-
921-5554, comprehensive
programs for senior citizens in
* North Florida Fellowship

including safe shelter and 24- served in that county, how the
hour crisis hotline); lives of their local clients
* Special Olympics of change for the better because
Taylor-Perry (850-487-9855, of their programs, budget
provides Olympic-style sports information on the agency, and
training, athletic competition a list of their board of directors.
for children and adults with The team also studies their
intellectual disabilities); budgets and hears testimonials
* Taylor Advocacy and from clients and/or agency
Resource Center (850-422- volunteers. Upon completion,
0355, support for they determine which agencies
developmentally disabled and how much will be funded
adults); for that particular year,"


of Christian Athletes (383-
1144, serves middle and high
school students and aims to
teach honesty, respect for
authority, racial harmony,
selflessness, sexual
responsibility and substance
abuse prevention);
* Girl Scout Council of the
Apalachee Bend (850-386-
2131, camps, inner city
program and other programs to
encourage healthy lifestyles);
* Needy Children's School
Fund (838-2520, providing
services to low-income
students in the Taylor County
School System);
* Refuge House (850-681-
2111, assistance for victims of
domestic and sexual violence,

* Taylor County Senior
Citizens Center (584-4924,
comprehensive program for
senior citizens in need);
The Taylor County
Community Investment Team
included Scott Barton, Kristie
Lutz, Mark Wentworth,
Debbie Sheppard and Alyce
"The team's agency review
process included several
components that take time to
complete properly. Taylor
agencies or new applicants
submit an application to remain
or become a UWBB agency for
Taylor. This application is
comprised of a description of
their programs offered to
clients, numbers of clients

officials said.
"It's inspiring to see these
volunteers in Taylor take time
out of their busy schedules to
go through this agency review
process," said Glenda Hamby,
UWBB campaign manager for
Taylor County. "This process is
critical to ensuring that these
funds are allocated properly
and make the most impact in
this county. We're very proud of
the bottom-line results these
agencies are producing and
how they help people in need
throughout Taylor County."
For more information about
becoming a UWBB volunteer
or the agencies funded in this
process, please call Hamby at
(850) 414-0861.

Early Childhood Education program is now

accepting applications; class starts Sept. 14

If you've dreamed of
becoming a certified preschool
teacher or working in the child
care industry, North Florida
Community College's (NFCC)
Early Childhood Education
program can prepare you for
such a career in less than one
The program's first class
meeting, combined with an
orientation session, will be held
on Monday, Sept. 14, at 6:30

p.m. at the NFCC Career and
Technical Education Center
(Bldg. 13) in Madison. To
register, contact Ellen Sherrod
at (850) 973-9493 or
The program combines
classroom instruction and field
work experience to prepare
students for careers in child
care. Graduates may become
child care workers, teacher
aides, preschool teachers or

child care development
specialists in public, pre-K or
private day care programs.
To enter the program,
individuals must be at least 18,
have a high school diploma or
GED, complete NFCC
admissions, pass the Test of
Adult Basic Education (TABE)
and have a background check
before entering the program.
Financial aid may be available
to qualified students.

Win a painting or quilt
In support of the March of Dimes, the Sandy Toes Red Hats are holding a drawing
for original paintings by local artiest Toni Hall and two handmade quilts by
Elisabeth Gant of the Pine Tree Quilters and The Merry Makers -of Perry. Tickets
are available at Lilliott & Aman Insurance Agency at 1306 S. Jefferson Street or
from any Sandy Toes Red Hat member. Tickets are $1 each or a book of six for $5.
The drawing will be held at the March of Dimes' "Pickin' In the Pines" bluegrass
festival slated Sept. 26 at Forest Capital State Park. (Winners need not be present
to win.)

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AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at Perry
Shrine Club.
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.
Perry Shrine 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
Rosehead Junction.
Taylor County Leadership
Council: second and fourth Friday, 7
p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m.
Call 584-2404.

Airport Advisory Committee:
fourth Wednesday, 12 noon, Perry-

Foley Airport.
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,
courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction
License Board Meeting: third Fri., 2
p.m., courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development
Authority: second Mon., noon, at
Historic Perry Station.
Taylor County School Board: first
and third Tues., 7 p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
fourth Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road,
5:30 p.m.
Taylor Soil & Water Conservation
District Board: fourth Monday,
7 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: Forest Capital Hall. Call
584-6866 or visit on-line
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. -ribal
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.mrCall 584-9185.
Order of Confederate Rose
Chapter 8: meets every fourth
Thursday. Please call 838-2045.
Perry Parrothead Club: meets the
second and fourth Wednesday of
every month at The Timbers. Call 843-
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.
Yarn Lovers Circle: first and third
Thursday, 9:30 a.m., public library.

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.
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. Call 584-5725 or 838-2045.
VFW Post #9225: second Tues.,
7 p.m. (American Legion building).

John Ketring, center, represented Taylor
County at the 2009 Florida 4-H Congress held
recently in Gainesville.

4-H celebrates 100

years with 'Blast

from the Past'
4-H Extension Agent II
Hundreds of Florida 4-H teens invaded Gainesville
recently for five days of fun, socializing, education and
More than 350 teens from 56 of Florida's 67 counties were
at the 2009 Florida 4-H Congress themed, "Blast from the
Past," to celebrate 100 years of Florida 4-H.
The 2009 Florida 4-H Congress, an annual state event,
took place at the University of Florida from July 27 through
July 31. The event called Congress is a culmination of events
for 4-H youth throughout Florida who have competed at their
county and district level and move on to the state
competitions for awards., recognition,.`scholarships and
Local Senior 4-H'er, John Ketring, took part in the week-
long event representing Taylor County and 4-H District IV as
the council president.

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B-2 Taco Times September 2, 2009

Concerned parent upset

at school crossing guards

Dear Editor:
As I am sure, many parents
like myself are concerned with
their children walking to and
from school this year.
I have spent this first week
of school transporting my two
children back and forth from
school so I could get an idea
of what the traffic was like and
hopefully put my fears at rest
as to the safety of my children
during their walk back and
forth. Both of my children are
old enough and healthy enough
to make the walk. That was
never an issue. My concern was
always their safety.
Well, much to my surprise and
shock I was not prepared to see
what I did on Thursday afternoon
and Friday morning. During
a major downpour of rain on
Thursday afternoon, the crossing
guard near TCMS was sitting
in his/her vehicle high and dry
during the time that they were

being paid to direct traffic and
aid children in crossing the road.
I witnessed the same thing out
of the guard that was supposed
to be doing the same thing in
front of TCHS. Friday morning
during the rain, there wasn't
even a guard posted at the TCMS
location and the one posted at the
TCHS location was once again
sitting in his/her vehicle.
I find this completely
inexcusable. If our children are
expected to walk in this weather,
as most parents can't transport
them, then why can't these
guards put their rain slickers on
and get out there and do the jobs
that they are getting paid for?
None of the children I
saw walking had rain coats,
umbrellas or rain slickers on
but they were still out in it. Our
children need crossing guards
that are willing to do what they
are being paid to do. Maybe the
crossing guards need someone

looking after them also. Maybe
someone like their boss to check
up on them to make sure they
are doing what they are paid to
do. I know that I am not the only
parent that this issue has upset. I
also know from talking to other
parents with the same concerns
that we need to make sure that
these children are protected the
best way possible.
So please, everyone, watch out
for the children in the mornings
and afternoons. If you should
see anything such as I have then
make sure to make some noise
about it, because our children
expect us to look out for them
and protect them. Hopefully our
police department will look into
this situation with the crossing
guards. If they don't want to do
their jobs then show them how
replaceable they are.
Robin French
Concerned Parent

Letters to the Editor

Summer reading program a 'success'

Dear Editor: We are so thankful that the Lance Foods, Bums Funeral
On behalf of the Taylor children and families of Taylor Home, Merry Makers, Woods 'n
County Public Library, we County live in such a supportive Water, Parrotheads in Paradise
want to express our sincerest community. and Michael Lynn Building
appreciation for the generosity Our sincerest gratitude goes Contractor, Perry Newspapers,
of the following friends and out to: Ragans, McDonald's, Inc., our teen volunteers, and
businesses. . Yarbrough Tire, Movie Gallery, everyone else who contributed
Their support and partnership Hampton Inn, Pepsi, Shane and to our success.
playedd a vital role ih'.'thei ' Mitihelle Bethwa, Capital City , .. .... -VMany thanks, j
wonderful sciicess of our Bank, Domino s, Fair Store,- Taylor countyy Public'
summer reading program. KOA, Walmart, Winn Dixie, Library Staff

Parrotheads thank drive sponsors

Dear Editor:
The Parrotheads in Perry-dise
want to take this opportunity to
thank everyone who donated
to our first annual Back to
S.C.H.O.O.L.S. Drive.
With their help we raised
more than $400 to purchase
school supplies for Taylor
County children.We are grateful
to them for ensuring our local
youth have a successful start
this school year.
A big thanks to Diane Cruce
of Badcock, Lauren Lilliot
of Lillott & Aman Insurance,
Bobby Calhoun of Calhoun's
Saloon, Tony Brown of Gulf

Coast Auto, Mike Blue of King Burger King, Bill Satterwhite
Tree Video, Tim and Betsy of Nature Coast Electric, Perry
Kellar of Kellar Mechanical, Newspapers, Inc., Hattie Adams
Misty Carlton of The Smoke and Ms. Pat, Donnie Pridgeon,
Shop,Dan of Southeast Propose, Luther Bates, Merritt Pruitt,
Time Armstrong of Armstrong Mike Grubbs, and Kim and
Tires, Mike Jolley of Advanced Patty Howell.
Refrigeration, David Johnson of Parrotheads in Perry-dise

Government is 'in a fog'

Dear Editor:
I just received my proposed
property taxes for this year.
Apparently the Taylor County
School Board, City of Perry and
Taylor County Commission are

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living in a fog because they have
no idea about what is going on
in our national economy.
The school board recently
agreed to approve raises to the
school employees and stockpile
funds in the capital improvement
budget. This action on their
part is a slap in the face of the
taxpayers, after they admitted a
unexplained one million dollars
shortfall in their last year's
budget. After all folks, what's
a so called little quarter percent
millage rate increase they
approved this year in the amount
of thousands of dollars more this
year for all taxpayers.
Has anyone explained
what happens to the laptop
computers used by the students
in the schools? Do students
keep them, or do they turn
them back in for the upcoming
students to use? The school bus
and transportation system is
out of control. Why should the
school board members receive
salaries and benefits of $31,009
a year for a couple of official
meetings a month? The teachers
should be getting this money.
I believe pay checks are for
satisfactory work done. Raises
and bonuses are for outstanding
performance, not for doing the
..- Please see page 3

Midweek Muddle

Expectant living


I call my two aunts every week.
They are a link to my past, a living
memory of my mother.
In my weekly calling, I have come
to understand why the first part
of the New Testament has four
accounts of the same message:
you need more than one person
to tell a story, in order for all: the
nuapces and information-to evolvJe
in perspective.
I usually call my most talkative
aunt first. She always begins with
good news: Ada Lee made pickles
and brought her a batch; Lucille
came and cleaned her baseboards;
Maxine took her out to lunch at the
The grandchildren are fine, and
the newest great grandchild will be
christened on Sunday. "Won't that
be fun?"
Then the news declines to her
concerns about her sister, as well as
instructions for what I should say
when I talk to that sister, in order to
confirm my aunt's suspicions that
her sister is declining.
She also gives me a longer list of
what I shouldn't say: "Now don't
tell her that I said....and please don't
let on that I...and you know I don't
intend for her to know..."
Then we discuss who's died, and
who's likely to be next. She's pretty
Twenty-five minutes later, when
the phone has made a indelible
impression upon my ear, I hang up
with her and rub my ear vigorously
before making my next call.
This one won't take more than
two minutes; it never has.
"Aunt May, this is Susan..." I say
as introduction, but she always
knows it's me anyway. Her name
is Mary but I've always called her
"Aunt May" (not aunt like ant, but
aunt like ahhnnnt) because that's
what her housekeeper taught me
to call her when I was a knee-high
to a grasshopper. Everybody in the
world calls her Mary except for me
and my cousin who call her "Aunt
She speaks of the christening and
how she's supposed to be excited
about going but she'd just as soon

stay home, "but that's between you
and me," she says, "and we have to
She adds another one to the
dead-and-dying list, and says the
weather's been fine. She and Betty
rode out to Cambrian Ridge for
lunch and to visit Edna. The crepe
myrtles are blooming.
k about her arthritis
and she admits it's been bothering
her but it might be better if she'd
take an aspirin every day. "I just
don't like taking medicine..." she
says perennially.
She ends weekly with, "It's always
good to hear from you Sue. Take
care of yourself and tell your family
I think I've come to understand the
role my mother played in between
these two. She was the oldest,
but in personality, she was the
middle ground. They both vented to
her about the other, and then they
felt better. It begs the question:
what secrets did my mother take
to the grave? A truckload, I'm
These weekly phone conversations,
though predictable in their content,
are always comforting---like chicken
soup is just chicken soup, but it's
both predictable and comforting.
The weekly conversations can also
be encouraging for before my half-
hour with the first aunt ended, she
declared, "I've decided to re-do my
front bedroom. The painters came
for two days last week, and now
I'm having new drapes made, and
getting the slipper chair and love
seat re-upholstered to match."
That may mean nothing to you,
but to me, when somebody 86
decides to re-do the front bedroom
--from floor to ceiling--I categorize
that as "expectant living." She has
no plans of dying today, tomorrow
or the next, or she wouldn't spend
that money. In fact, she's probably
made a 15-year investment and
plans to enjoy the look until the
year 2024.
It makes me smile, and then it gives
me pause: I'll be so embarrassed if
she out-lives me. And that would
be just like her...

Local, State and Federal Government Directory

Taylor County
of Schools
317 N. Clark St.

Leonard L.
District 10
304 NW Crane Ave,,Bdg. 36
Madison, 32340

District 3
415 Tompkins St.
Inverness, 34450

Florida Governor Charlie Crist
Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St.,
Tallahassee, FL 32399 8504884441
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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Chamber thanks sponsors, volunteers for help at Golf Scramble

Dear Editor:
On behalf of the Taylor
County Chamber of Commerce,
I would like to thank the many
volunteers and supporters of
the 16th annual Chamber Golf
Scramble because without
them, we could not have had
such a successful event.
Thank you to the following
for volunteering their time out
there at the country club: Lee

Bennett with Bennett's Auto
Body; Sandy Beach with Big
Bend Properties; Mary Roberts,
Debbie Sheppard, Kerry
Armstrong and Angela Wilson
from Capital City Bank; and
Feebee Houck with Photos and
Breakfast was supplied by
Bassett's Dairy and Hardees--
thank you! Lunch was provided
by Goodman's BBQ and Coca-

Cola--thank you! ;"
Thank you to the following
businesses who contributed to
the event by sponsoring holes at
the Golf Scramble: Jim Davis
CPA, Bassett's Dairy, Bums
Funeral Home, Buckeye, Perry
Movie Theatre, Tree Capital
Cleaning, Walmart, Energy
Technical Systems, Magnetic
Marketing, North Florida
Medical, Capital City Bank,

Perry Insurance, and Carlton &
Thank you to our team
sponsors, who play come rain
or shine: Tree Capital Credit
Union, Foley Timber and Land
Company, Buckeye Community
Federal Credit Union, the
Clothesline, Progress Energy,
Martin Electronics, Fairpoint
Communications, Lewis
Digital, Perry Golf & Country

Club and Raymond James
Thank you to the following
businesses who donated door
prizes for our players: What's
in the Bag?, Debbie's Jewels,
Larry DiPietro with Capital City
Banc Investments, Yarbrough
Tire Company, O'Reilly's
Auto Parts, Howell's Office
Supplies, Perry Connections,
Timberland Ford, Mama's

'No intelligent reason for the city corporation to exist'

Continued from page 2
job they were hired to perform.
Why keep the Steinhatchee
School open when the State of
Florida recommends closing
the school due to Taylor County
school budget deficits? Reported
mismanagement and bad
accounting is total nonsense.
Someone is responsible. Things
just don't happen on their own.
What was the reason or is it
a secret? The total number of
student enrollment in Taylor

County has declined and the
budget increases?
The City of Perry is beyond
comprehension. I don't know
where to start except to say
that my experience with city
management recently would be a
lot of laughs if the subject matter
with them wasn't so important.
My opinion is for the city should
wrap it up. My experience with
Perry city management convinces
me there is no intelligent reason
for the city corporation to exist.
City property and utility taxes
do not need to be spent for

redundant inept government that
is not providing anything better
to it residents.
The county commission is
another matter of concern. The
commission has not raised the
millage rate but has not lowered
it either. It's like being hooked
on drugs with money as the
addiction. If government has
money, they will find a way
to spend it. Hospital payroll,
recreation parks, county
employment, law enforcement
and public works. Taylor County
millage tax rates are stifling our

county residential and business
growth. Businesses and private
property sales are at virtual
standstill. As individuals we pay
thousands of dollars in property
taxes and stand no chance
of selling our property, if we
wanted to sell or buy, because
of outrageous property taxes a
buyer will have to pay.
I get no services from my
county but, I get to look at the
Gulf and have my dock and
property trashed by out-of-state
boat owners. I pay through the
nose and just simmer. Taylor

County leadership will have
to get real or the county will
continue to fall behind its
peers. Government will not
sustain growth or provide for its
people unless there is intelligent
visionary management.
Reduce taxes, encourage smart
business like Big Top and others.
Promote the airport and related
business around it. Get out of
the fog folks. Being satisfied
with self-serving mediocrity is a
terrible waste and very expensive
for everyone.
George Stamos

Italian Restaurant, Ragans
Ace Hardware, Jacks's Boats
& Trailers, Smith & Smith
Attorney's Office, Awshares
Total Floor Restoration and
United Welding.
Items for the goodie bags that
were given to all the players
were provided by the following
businesses: O'Reilly's Auto
Parts, Capital City Bank,
Fairpoint Communications,
Taylor County Tourism, Edwin
Watts and Buckeye Community
Federal Credit Union.
Timberland Ford sponsored
the Hole In One Prize, a brand
new Ford truck. Unfortunately,
no one won the Hole In One
Prize this year. We'll see,
maybe someone will win a new
truck next year.
Thanks again to everyone
who supported this event...and
stuck it out even with the bad
weather. Good things come
to those who wait... the day
turned out to be a beautiful one.
Thanks to everyone who made
it great!
Dawn V. Taylor
Chamber of Commerce

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Classified ads are $5 for 25 words or less and .10 each additional
word. The deadline for the Wednesday, Taco Times, is Monday by 5
p.m. and for the Friday, Perry News-Herald, is Wednesday by 5 p.m.
123 South Jefferson St.

Small ads...big deals!

Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Rain
or Shine, washer, dryer, heat-cool A/C,
air tools, engine lift, electric hack saw,
compound bow, 2 climbing stands,
ladder stand, tow dolly, dinning table
set, household items. Mixon Rd. (off
Foley Cut-off. Look for signs.
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Old Comic Books
Used Furniture (LR, DR, BR)
Used Appliances
Taylor County Memorabilia

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Interstate Mobility Batteries in stock.
Sales and service for ATV's, Motor
Scooters and dirt bikes. Perry Scooters
1302 N. Jefferson St. 584-2979.
Lift recliner $600. Used one month,
new. Price was $1,100. All books and
receipt. 584-7555.
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REWARD: Lost tailgate off utility trailer
on McDaniel Rd. Aug. 18. Call Bud at
223-1983 or cell 719-963-4472.

Adorable Dachshund puppies., wormed,
shots from vets. Born June 16. Parents
on premises. 1 female - tan, 2 long
haired males: 1 red, 1 black & tan.
Priced to sell. $275. 850-584-4455
Support the Taylor
County animal shelter!

Pure Bred Chihuahua puppies,
Aussie/Border Collie Cross puppies
and pure bred Border collies for sale.
Parents on premises. Call 584-5414 for
pricing and details. Deposit required.
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Frog Breasted Frawns and Black central A/C. Call 838-5338. from town. $175 per month. Call 584-
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Steinhatchee Place Resort - Furnished
1 and 2 bedroom Condos for Rent.
$600-$750. Included in price - Cable,
internet and hot tub in Steinhatchee.
Call 1-352-498-7740.
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Apartments. 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.

For Basic to Market renters. 1,2, or
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.
Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from Monthly $545
required $45 deposit, $165 weekly or
$40 daily tax included. 317 N. Byron
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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, $90 weekly, $290
monthly. Tax included. 1627 S. Byron
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furnished, Microwave, TV, DVD player,
all utilities incl. Light, cable, water. $150
week or $600 month, $100 deposit. Call
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2 bed/1 bath house. No pets. $500
month, 1st and sec. deposit. 371-1568.
Furnished 2 room apt for rent. 1 or 2
adults, no pets, no children. Trash
collection, utilities and satellite TV
-included. $150 per week, plus $150
security deposit.
Call 584-2199.

Bed/1 bath to 3 bed/1 bath. Prices
range from $375/mo. to $425 mo. All
require a $400 security deposit upon
entry. An application is a must. Call
584-3095 (Day 7-2) or 584-5284 eve.
We accept HUD vouchers.
3 BD/1 BA, family room, appliances
included. Small pet okay. $625 month.
Call 941-855-0169.

For Sale: Triple wide M.H. on 1 acre
M.O.L. 3 BD/2 BA, close to town in
paved subdivision. Approximately $499
month. Call Becky at 850-584-7094.
5.66 acres on Azalea Rd.-1000 sq. ft.
home, furnished, 8 x 10 metal
.outbuilding'wired-and insulated, metal
carport, green house, 1050 gallorn
septic tank, 4" well w/2 pumps, well
house. Call 672-2330 or 223-2840 for
details. Shown by appointment only.
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-
Property for sale on Morgan Whiddon
Road. Approximately 11 acres. $9,000
an acre. Call 578-2154.
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.

2002 Freedom Craft 16'x7' Airboat and
Trailer with rod boxes, stainless steel
rigging, new seats and seat covers. 472
Cadillac engine. $8;r8.Now $8,000
850-672-0366 (days) or 850-584-3047
FOR SALE: Titan, single axle cargo
trailer with brakes with rear and side
doors, some size - 6'X12' and 6.5' high.
Owner - Shahene Noshat call Velma
850-584-7870. Price $-i,t "
Uniden Solara DSC fixed, mount VHF
marine two-way radio. New in box, $75
O.B.O. Call 584-5513 or 843-3441
Mini golf cart, gas powered 3 speed
w/REV. Holds two adults, canvas top.
$1,595. Perry Scooters, 1302 N.
Jefferson St. 584-2979.

95 Ford long wheel base white, duel
tank, CD player $2,500
2005 Chevrolet 1500 LS, 2WD crew-
cab pickup truck with only 38.700
miles. Black with chrome trim, premium
wheels, gray cloth interior, power seat,
PS, PB, tilt wheel, PDL, cruise, bed
mat, towing package, AM, FM, CD, dual
a/c, etc. An excellent, well maintained
truck. $17,200. Call 584-7883 or 371-

Grants Administrative Secretary - Part
time (10-12 hrs. wk.) $11.88 hr.
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
Thrusdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Applications must be returned to
Workforce Taylor County Board of
County Commissioners is an EOE,VP,
DT, background check employer.
Part-time Bookkeeper wanted at Green
Industries (NFCC), Monticello FL: See
www.nfcc.edu for details.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission is hiring
personnel for seasonal work at check
stations during the upcoming archery
and general gun hunting seasons.
Positions available in Taylor County.
Pays $7.25 per hour. Positions begin
September 20, 2009. For details call
(850)838-9027 Ext. 100, or stop by the
Big Bend Field Office at 663 Plantation
Rd. in Perry. EO/AA
Third Judicial Circuit Court
Administration Positions available.
Avon needs reps in this area. Only
$10.00 start-up fee. Call BJ at 584-
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Heavy Equipment Operator
Experienced operator needed in
Limerock mine. Must be dependable.
Drug test and background check
required. Full benefit package included.
Apply in person MARTIN MARIETTA
FL. 850-584-6461.


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We also grind stumps. Call today 838-
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Let me clean your home or office.
Reasonable rates. Call Melinda at 223-
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Florida Deparbnent of Environmental
Protection Air Resource Section,
Northeast District Office Draft Air
Construction Permit Modification
Project No. 1230001-032-AC Buckeye
Florida, Limited Partnership Taylor
County, Florida Applicant: The
applicant for this project Is Buckeye
Florida, Limited Partnership. The
applicant's authorized representative
and mailing address is: Mr. Howard A.
Drew, V.P., Wood Cellulose
Manufacturing, Buckeye Florida,
Limited Partnership, One Buckeye
Drive, Perry, Florida, 32348. Facility
Location: Buckeye Florida, Limited
Partnership operates the Foley Mill,
which is located in Taylor County at
US 19, south of SR 30, southeast of
Perry, Florida 32348. Project: This
project modifies the language In
previously Issued Air Construction
Permit Nos. AC62141927, 1230001-
017-AC, 1230001-018-AC, and
1230001-025-AC to allow the use of
EPA Method 6C as an alternative test
method for EPA Method 6 for the
testing of sulfur dioxide emissions at
the No.1 Bark Boiler (EU 004). There
will be no increase in pollutant
emissions as a result of this project. An
air quality impact analysis was not
required. Permitting Authority:
Applications for air construction
permits are. subject to review in
accordance with the provisions of
Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.)
and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-
212 of the Florida Administrative
Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project
is not exempt from air permitting
requirements and an air permit is
required to perform the proposed
work. The Permitting Authority
responsible for making a permit
determination for this project is the
Department of Environmental
Protection's Air Resource Section in
the Northeast District Office. The
Permitting Authority's physical and
mailing address is: 7825 Baymeadow
Way, Suite B-200, Jacksonville, Florida
32256-7590. The Permitting Authority's
telephone number is 904-807-3200.
Project File: A complete project file Is
available for public inspection during
the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
(except legal holidays), at the
physical address indicated above for
the Permitting Authority. The
complete project file includes the
Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation
and Preliminary Determination, the
application and Information
submitted by the applicant
(exclusive of confidential records
under Section 403.111, F.S.).
Interested persons may contact the
Permitting Authority's project
engineer for additional Information
at the address and phone number
listed above. In addition, electronic
copies of these documents are
available on the following web site:
ucts/apds/defoult.asD. Notice of
Intent to Issue Air Permit: The
Permitting Authority gives notice of its
Intent to issue an air construction
permit to the applicant for the
project described above. The
applicant has provided reasonable
assurance that operation of
proposed equipment will not
adversely impact air quality and that
the project will comply with all
p rpfpj!tq, prgvigi,qns g.(, ChanteJr
62-4, 62-294r-6-210; ;2-a12, 62296
and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting
Authority will issue a Final Permit in
accordance with the conditions of
the proposed Draft Permit unless a
timely petition for an administrative
hearing is filed under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, F.S. or unless public
comment received In accordance
with this notice results in a different
decision or a significant change of
terms or conditions. Comments: The
Permitting Authority will accept
written comments concerning the
proposed Draft Permit for a period of
14 days from the date of publication
of this Public Notice. Written
comments must be received by the
Permitting Authority by close of
business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the
end of the 14-day period. If written
comments received result in a
significant change to the Draft
Permit, the Permitting Authority shall
revise the Draft Permit and require,
ifapplicable, another Public Notice.
All comments filed will be made
available for public Inspection.
Petitions: A person whose substantial
interests are affected by the
proposed permitting decision may
petition for an administrative hearing
In accordance with Sections 120.569
and 120.57, F.S. The petition must
contain the Information set forth
below and must be filed with
(received by) the Deparbnent's
Agency Clerk In the Office of
General Counsel of the Deparbnent
of Environmental Protection at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mall
Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000 (Telephone:
850/2452241). Petitions filed by any
persons other than those entitled to
written notice under Section
120.60(3), F.S. must be filed within 14
days of publication of this Public
Notice or receipt of a written notice,
whichever occurs first. Under Section
120.60(3), F.S., however, any person
who asked the Permitting Authority
for notice of agency action may file
a petition within 14 days of receipt of
that notice, regardless of the date of
publication. A petitioner shall mall a
copy of the petition to the applicant

at the address Indicated above, at
the time of filing. The failure of any
person to file a petition within the
appropriate time period shall
constitute a waiver of that person's
right to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to
Intervene in this proceeding and
participate as a party to it. Any
subsequent Intervention (In a
proceeding initiated by another
party) will be only at the approval of
the presiding officer upon the filing of
a motion In compliance with Rule 28-
106.205, F.A.C A petition that disputes
the material facts on which the
Permitting Authority's action Is based
must contain the following
Information: (a) The name and
address of each agency affected
and each agency's file or
identification number, if known; (b)
The name, address and telephone
number of the petitioner; the name
address and telephone number of
the petitioner's representative, If any,
which shall be the address for service
purposes during the course of the
proceeding; and an explanation of
how the petitioner's substantial rights
will be affected by the agency
determination; (c) A statement of
when and how the petitioner
received notice of the agency
action or proposed decision; (d) A
statement of all disputed Issues of
material fact. If there are none, the
petition must so state; (e) A concise
statement of the ultimate facts
alleged, Including the specific facts
the petitioner contends warrant
reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action; (f) A
statement of the specific rules or
statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action Including
an explanation of how the alleged
facts relate to the specific rules or
statutes; and, (g) A statement of the
relief sought by the petitioner, stating
precisely the action the petitioner
wishes the agency to take with
respect to the agency's proposed
action. A petition that does not
dispute the material facts upon
which the Permitting Authority's
action Is based shall state that no
such facts are In dispute and
otherwise shall contain the same
Information as set forth above, as
required by Rule 28106.301, F.A.C
Because the administrative hearing
process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the Permitting Authority's
final action may be different from the
position taken by it In this Public
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit.
Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected by any such final
decision of the Permitting Authority
on the application have the right to
petition to become a party to the
proceeding, In accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation: Mediation Is not available
for this proceeding.

Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: September 15, 2009
Subject of School Hearing:
Board Policy #2.30 Religious
Freedoms Policy
The District School Board of Taylor
County I W,,�I ipldu ilC-earlngbgi
the above date for approval of said
subject Item. This hearing will be held
at ths school board meeting. The
public Is Invited to attend to express
their opinions/concerns. The public
hearing will be held at the
Administrative Complex, School
Board Meeting Room, 318 North
Clark Street, Perry, Florida. A copy of
this policy may be obtained from the
Superintendent's Office.
Paul Dyal
Superintendent of Schools
8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9

Case # 27261
Residence Unknown
Administrative Complaint has been
filed against you seeking to revoke
your CORRECTIONAL Certificate In
accordance with Section 943.1395,
F.S., and any rules promulgated
You are required to serve a written
copy of your Intent to request a
hearing pursuant to Section 120.57,
F.S. upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM
DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice
Professionalism Program, Florida
Department of Law Enforcement, P.
O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida
32302-1489, on or before October 19,
2009. Failure to do so will result In a
default being entered against you to
Revoke said certification pursuant to
Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27,
Dated: August 24, 2009
William J. Romlne
Chairman-Criminal Justice Standards
And Training Commission
By: Jay Preston,
Division Representative
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Certificate No. 800
Year of Issuance 2003
Description of Property Parcel No.
Lot 150, Block H, of LEISURE RETREATS
SUBDIVISION, UNIT IV, a subdivision as
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Sold property being In the County of
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