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Title: Taco times
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Publisher: Perry Newspapers
Place of Publication: Perry, Fla
Creation Date: November 26, 2009
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November 25, -20- 48th Year, No. 47

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News Forum

Motorcycle run
supports Toys for Tots
The Taylor County Toys for Tots
Motorcycle Toy Run will be held
Saturday, Dec. 5.
Registration begins at 9:30
a.m. at the Taylor County Sports
Complex with the last bike out at
10:15 a.m.
The run will consist of an
approximately 75-mile scenic
coastal ride through Taylor
County. A barbecue lunch will be
provided to all participants and
the event will include door prizes
as well as a 50/50 drawing.

American Legion will
meet Tuesday
The American Legion in Perry
will meet Tuesday, Dec. 1, at
7 p.m. at its post on Veterans
Drive. The guest speaker will be
Silver Star recipient Erdman
West, who will speak about his
World War II experiences.

mathor to speak at
The Friends of the Taylor
County Public Library will
welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning
author Robert Olan Butler on
Monday, Dec. 7.
The meeting will begin at 6:30
p.m. at the library. Butler is author
of"11 novels and five story
collections, including "A Good
Scent from a Strange Mountain:'
for which he was awarded the
Pulitzer Prize.
There will be no regular
meeting in November.

SaowFest 20M9 fails
MainStreet will host its fourth
annual SnowFest Friday, Dec. 4,
from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Perry.
A lighting ceremony will begin at
6 p.m., followed by Christmas
carols led by members from First
Baptist Church.
Activities will include a
children's talent show, a live
nativity, train rides, carriage rides
and a snow play area.
For more information, please
contact MainStreet President
Joanna Ter Maat at 672-0316.

December meeting
The Republican Executive
Committee will not meet in
December. Meetings will resume
the second Thursday in January.

Deadlines change
Due to the Thanksgiving
holiday, the deadline for Friday's
classified advertisements will be
today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m.
The deadline for birthday ads will
be noon. For more information,
please call Perry Newspapers,
Inc., at 584-5513



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After high speed chase tops 100 mph

Bank robbery suspect captured

The suspect in a Tuesday
morning bank robbery in Mayo
was captured in Taylor County
following a chase that reached
speeds of 100 miles per hour on
Beach Road.
Details remained sketchy as
of presstime Tuesday afternoon
as agents from Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE) worked
the scene one-half mile down
Beach Road from the
intersection at U.S. 19.
More than a dozen law
enforcement officers from both
Taylor and Dixie counties were
involved in the chase, which
began around 12:30 p.m. Local.
officers had received a BOLO
(be on the look out) description
of the suspect--described as a
white male driving a silver
four-door Pontiac--shortly
before noon. He was wanted in
connection with the robbery of
Lafayette State Bank in Mayo.
Dixie County deputies
spotted the suspect in Jena,
alerted local authorities and

Trial date

nears for


murder case
A Georgia man may be
facing a lengthy prison
sentence if convicted of
attempted murder charges tied
to a shooting incident here in
May of this year.
Terrance L. Sims Jr., 34, is
expected to go to trial in early
December tjoor the May 9
shooting of a 24-year-old Perry
A former resident of Brooks
County, Ga., Sims had been out
of prison about six months
when he allegedly opened fire
into a crowd of young adults
gathered in front of Blalock's
store on Warner Avenue.
He fled the scene and was
apprehended four days later in
Quitman, Ga. In addition to the
attempted murder charge, Sims
was also charged with
possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon. (He was
released from the Georgia
Department of Corrections in
November 2008.) His criminal
record includes drugs and
weapons charges. According to
police, he had only been in
Perry for about a month prior
to the shooting and was
allegedly involved in illegal
drug sales.
His case tops the docket
expected to be announced for a
Dec. 7 trial date.

began to follow his vehicle
through the Steinhatchee area.
Officers initiated their blue
lights near Fish Creek on C.R.
361 (Beach Road).
Law enforcement officers
from Taylor and Dixie counties
pursued the suspect from
Steinhatchee along Beach
Road. The chase reached

speeds in excess of 100 mph at
times, with the suspect
successfully evading spike
strips twice and navigating
through Dead Man's Curve.
At one point, an officer
reported over the radio
the suspect had struck his
As the suspect approached

the intersection of Beach Road
and U.S. 19, he hit a spike strip.
He turned his vehicle around
and began heading south on
Beach Road before abandoning
it about a half mile later.
Officers pursued the suspect
into the woods east of Beach
Road and apprehended him
within minutes.

According to reports, the
suspect stole the vehicle from
the scene of the robbery.
The suspect's identity had not
been released as of presstime
and local officials said they
could not comment on the case,
referring all questions to the
FDLE, which is leading the

Law enforcement officers from Taylor and Dixie counties gather around a vehicle involved in a high-speed
chase Tuesday afternoon. The driver was wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Mayo which occurred that
morning. Due to the multi-jurisdictional nature of the case, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is
handling the investigation. Taylor County Sheriff's L.B. "Bummy" Williams was on the scene, along with
officers from the Perry Police Department, Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Highway Patrol and
the Dixie County Sheriff's Office.

Wiggins elected county chairman

Taylor County
Commissioner Mark Wiggins
is now commission chairman,
following the board's
reorganization last week.
The commission held its
annual reorganization at the
start of its regular board
meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17,
with former chairman Rudolph
Parker nominating Wiggins to
succeed him.
No one else was nominated
for the position and the board
unanimously elected Wiggin,
who had served as vice chair
during the previous year.
Commissioner Malcolm
Page then nominated
Commissioner Lonnie Houck
to the position of vice chair,
and he too was elected
Once the election concluded,
the commission voted to retain
both County Administrator

Michael DeGuire has spent the past six months and
more than 300 hours building a helicopter.

Jack Brown and County
Attorney Conrad Bishop.
The board also decided to
keep its meeting schedule the
same for the next year, with
regular meetings on the first

Monday and third Tuesday of
each month, beginning at
6 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex
on Green Street.
Wiggins held off making
committee appointments,

instead electing to discuss
them further at the board's
workshop next week and
making a final decision at the
regular meeting set for
Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Unemployment falls in Taylor

Taylor County's
unemployment rate fell in
October while Florida's rate
continued to rise, remaining
above 11 percent for the second
The county's rate was 10.5
percent, down from
September's revised rate of
10.8 percent.
The rate represented 968
unemployed out of a labor
force of 9,216, according to
numbers released by the

Staff writer
For years, Michael DeGuire
has had a passion for flying,
especially helicopters.
Although his only piloting
experience dates back to his
ROTC days at Xavier
University, the spark has never
left him.
Next week he will be
heading to Alabama to become
certified as a helicopter pilot,
realizing his dream at last. He
won't be alone, however, for
he's bringing his helicopter
with him for its own
certification along with some
final upgrades. The helicopter
is what he's spent the last six
months building in the
workshop next to his home.
"I've always wanted to fly,"
DeGuire said. "If you see a
plane, you'll see me looking up
at it."
DeGuire's helicopter was
born as a kit, much like the

Agency for Workforce
Innovation (AWI) Friday.
During the same month a
year ago, the rate was 7.1
The number of initial
unemployment claims filed in
Taylor County was 103, the
lowest level since March and
down from September's 110
Taylor had the 36th highest
unemployment out of Florida's
67 counties. For the month, 40

home-built fixed-wing aircraft
that are continuing to increase
in popularity around the world.
According to the Experimental
Aircraft Association, the total
number of registered homebuilt
aircraft is increasing by about
1,000 per year.
DeGuire's love of flying,
however, began long before he
had even built the workshop
that now houses his helicopter.
As a ROTC cadet at Xavier
in the 1960s, DeGuire had 35
hours flying in fixed-wing
aircraft. He was offered a
chance to go to flight school,
but marriage came first.
DeGuire acquired his passion
for helicopters in particular in
Vietnam, where he served in a
forward artillery unit. Visiting
troops in hostile territory was
part of his duties.
"You could take a jeep, but it
wasn't safe," DeGuire said.
Instead, he took to the air in

counties reported rates 10.0
percent or above.
Among Taylor's neighbors,
Dixie and Madison counties
had higher unemployment rates
with 12.1 and 11.8 percent;
Dixie's rate fell for the month
while Madison remained the
same. After Taylor, Jefferson
County followed with 8.8 and
Lafayette County with 7.2,
both increased compared to
-* Please see page 3

"If you've ever flown in a
helicopter, you'll notice a
significant difference from a
fixed-wing aircraft."
With the engine behind the
cockpit, the pilot is allowed an
almost unobstructed view to
the front and sides, he
"I've always been enthralled
with helicopters."
With retirement approaching,
DeGuire became "excited"
again about helicopters in 2007
when he went to a national
helicopter show in Orlando.
There he found a company
which manufactures kits and he
spent two hours talking to its
Before he could consider
buying a kit, DeGuire knew he
would need a place to build it.
So his workshop was
constructed next to his home.
He also had to be medically
.. Please see page 5

A-2 TaCO Times November 25, 2009





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A-3 Taco Times November 25, 2009

This job counts...apply

with the Census Bureau

The Gainesville Local
Census Office has announced
employment testing is available
to residents in Taylor County.
Possible job openings
include office clerks, census
takers, crew leaders and crew
leader assistants, field

operations supervisors and
recruiting assistants. Salaries
are up to $14.75 per hour.
Testing is available by
appointment only. For more
information, call 866-861-2010
or visit online at

Representatives from the
Census Bureau will be at Forest
Capital Hall Monday, Nov. 30,
from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for
people interested in
Census 2010 employment

Eighth grade students
gathered around a "
bountiful table Tuesday
to take part in Taylor
County Middle School's
annual Thanksgiving. ,,
celebration. Getting an Bf, .
early start on - ,'
Thanksgiving dinner
were (above, I t r)
Morgan Mixon, Laura
Freeman and McKenzie
Sullivan. Parents and , :
students contributed
covered dishes for
the luncheon, with 41
participants dining

State averages peaks at 11

Continued from page 1
September's rates.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for October
was 11.2 percent, representing
1,027,000 jobless out of a
labor force of 9,175,000. The
unemployment rate was nearly
unchanged from the revised
September rate of 11.1 percent,
but was up 4.3 percentage
points from the October 2008
The state's unemployment
rate was 1.0 percentage point

higher than the national
unemployment rate of 10.2
percent. October's rate was the
highest since June 1975 when it
was also 11.2 percent. The last
time it was higher was
May 1975 when it was 11.9
Industries losing the most
jobs are trade, transportation,
and utilities; professional and
business services; and
construction. These three
industries account for more
than two-thirds of the job
losses in the state. Healthcare
has been Florida's only growth

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unemployment compensation
customers to search online to
find out whether they might be
eligible to receive benefits
under the Emergency
Unemployment Compensation
Tier III program, signed into
law by President Obama or
Nov. 6. The agency expects to
begin making payments under
the new program early next

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Three (3) vacancies currently available at year-end.

The Board of Directors is now accepting applications
to fill three (3) vacancies, appointed by the Taylor County
Board of Commissioners.

The applicants must be 18 years old or older.

The applicants should:
* Be a resident of Taylor County.
* Be willing to attend all board meetings.
* Be willing to complete a two-year term.
* Be willing to support TCDA's main goal of job creation.
* Be willing to attend annual strategic planning sessions.

Interested applicants should submit a single page resume outlining their
interest in serving on the TODA Board, their experiences or qualifications
that would add to the potential of the TCDA Board, and any other
information the applicant deems pertinent. Completed resumes must be
received at the TCDA office by 5 p.m. Friday, November 27, 2009. No
applications will be accepted after that time.
The TCDA is located at 103 E, Ellis Street in the Historic Perry Station.
The mailing address is P.O. Box 449, Perry 32348. Our telephone number
is 584-5627.
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A-4 Taco Times November 25, 2009

November vows unite Rainey, Padgett

Art-Fx Studios, Inc worldwide.
After a trip to San Antonio, Texas, they will continue to reside in
Wakulla Springs with the groom's two sons, Sean and Ian.

New Arrival
Gracie Lynn Ward
Dexter Ward and Erica Davis of Perry announce the birth of
their daughter, Gracie Lynn Ward, on Oct. 10, 2009, at 10:48 p.m.
in Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 15
ounces, and was 19.9 inches long. .
Maternal grandparents are Sandy and Larry Hendry, and Gary
Davis. The baby's maternal great grandparents are Judy and Dale
Krejcar, Helen and Hoke Davis.
Paternal grandmother is Paula Bates. The paternal great
grandparents are Doreen and Toni Bates.

Janise D. Rainey and Keith D. Padgett were united in marriage
in a ceremony held Nov. 15, 2009, in Christ Church Anglican in
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. The bride is the daughter Jane Daniels of Fort Walton Beach and
, " . the late Ballard Daniels.
s The groom is the son of Grady and Ann Moore, and Ray and
Margaret Padgett, all of Perry.
A widely known artist, he and his new wife own and operate

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planned for next Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Perry Garden Club in
Forest Capital Park.
Everyone is invited to drop in between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m.
i Design programs begin at 5 and 6 p.m. Featured at the event
.will be a variety of cheesecakes (including sun-dried tomato. and
smoked salmon).
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Nov. 28, at 11 a.m. at the home of Gwen Freeman, 1232 Miller Rd.
All friends and family members are invited; the couple requests no
gifts, please.
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holiday event doesn't have to
take a lot of money or effort.
All it really needs is a little
imagination and some items
you probably have around the
Get started by first picking a
theme. Go with something
close to your heart or a theme
that inspires you. For
Thanksgiving, a harvest
concept is one that often comes
to -mind and it can perfectly
ieomplement*'-the sc6pe of the
holiday. Make a running list of
items that will fit with the

harvest theme: Gourds, acorns,
pine cones, corn cobs, and
other outdoor finds are
appropriate. They can also
probably be found right in your
Purchase a tablecloth or look
for alternative materials to
serve as one. An inexpensive
piece of burlap cut, leaving the
fraying ends can impart an
earthy feel to the table.
For an eye-catching
centerpiece, use two vases, one
larger than the other so that the
smaller vase can fit inside the
larger one. Fill the smaller vase

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interesting texture by also
putting in a few more twigs,
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attached with floral wire. Place
the smaller vase inside of the
larger one. Fill the void
between the two vases with
something .small and colorful,

such as coffee beans, berries,
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You can create unique "place
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take-home favors for guests.
Gather small pumpkins and
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I have this little angel. For me she left her wings.
She has no idea how much happiness she truly brings.
She brightens up my days with her smiles and her laughs.
She helps me to remember all the blessings that I have.
She tries her very hardest to please and do what's right.
Every person that has known her sees this light within her soul
I know that in this whole great world, she has a special role.
She's helpful and considerate to everyone she knows
This light in her shines brighter as my angel grows.
I know that God must love me, He showed me with His Grace
I knew just how completely when I saw my angel's face.
And in that very moment when she came into my world,
I knew that she was so much more than just my baby girl.
When God entrusts to you an angel, who has left her wings for you
Encircle her with love with everything you do.
Let her know God made her, and that He trusts you with her care
I thank him for my angel, and ask for him to always keep
A watchful eye and hand to protect her from this world.
Protect my little angel; protect my baby girl.
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A-5 Taco Times November 25, 2009

The sky's the limit for DeGuire...once helicopter is finished

Continued from page 1
cleared to get a pilot's license,
which could have ended this
story in the first chapter. The
clearance arrived as well.
It wasn't the end of his
worries, though.
While kit helicopters cost
significantly less than the
$250,000 to $300,000 a
comparable commercially-built
model would, it was still just
beyond the amount he felt he
could afford.
Then, as it often happens,
DeGuire received a bit of luck
from an unlikely source: the
History Channel.
"I was watching the History
Channel and they had a
program about the 10 coolest
gadgets," he said.
Number two on the list was a
homebuilt helicopter from
RotorWay International.
Another trip to a regional fly-
in put DeGuire in contact with
an Alabama-based company,
with which he tried to solve the
"price problems."
"We looked into the
possibility of buying an already

built one, then this one went on
sale," he said.
"This one" was a 2005 model
Exec 162F from RotorWay.
"A guy purchased it in South
Florida," he said. "He worked
on it for awhile and lost
interest. He sold it to another
guy who worked on it for
awhile and lost interest. Then I
bought it."
With a workshop and a
partially completed helicopter,
DeGuire set to work.
"Some of the work was done,
including the engine and the
rotor boom," he said.
The kit arrives in four to five
separate shipments, complete
with construction manuals,
blueprints, photos, diagrams
and a series of DVDs.
This is no model airplane,
In many cases, the kit only
provides the raw materials. For
the hinges, for instance, the
blueprints give the dimensions
along with the locations for
holes and bends. It was up to
DeGuire to make it.
The same went for the doors.
In the case of the door
hinges, it took two tries to get

them right. It was three for the
door themselves.
Still, he says the kits are
made so almost anyone can
build one.
"There's no welding here,"
he said. "Just cutting, drilling
and some soldering."
He did need to buy a large
band saw and a drill press.
Six months and about 300
man-hours later, the helicopter
is almost complete. It sports its
registration number--N68XU--
marking the year he graduated
from Xavier, and when his
journey to the skies began.
The next step will be to take
it to Alabama, where it will
receive its final touches,
including a few upgrades.
RotorWay no longer sells the
Exec 162F, replacing it with the
A600 Talon. One of the major
differences is the drive shaft
system, which will be replaced
on DeGuire's helicopter in
"I think I got the best of both
worlds," he said, referring to
the two models.
Once complete, the
helicopter will be inspected by
the Federal Aviation

Administration to ensure all
safety equipment has been
installed correctly. Like all kit-
built aircraft, it must be labeled
DeGuire will also get the
training to fly his creation,
which he said will include
about 75 flight hours.
With the fruition of his
dreams only weeks away,
DeGuire expressed a mixed set
of emotions.
"When you have had
something in your heart for so
many years and you get this
close to realization, it excites
you," he said.
He admits, though, that
thoughts of what could go
wrong have been on his mind
as well.
What if he is forced to crash
land on his first flight and
damages his helicopter beyond
That too would be part of the
experience, he said, but
obviously a part he wants to
What will be unavoidable,
however, is that once his
helicopter is complete and at its
new home at Perry-Foley

Airport, he will no longer be
able to walk a few steps from
his front door and see it.
He will be able to take it for
"joy rides" as he calls them,
which is why he wanted it in
the first place.
The Exec 162F has a
maximum speed of 95 mph and
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Consuming about eight and
a half gallons per hour, it has
a flight time about two
There's room for the pilot and

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the helicopter can carry 525
pounds, people and fuel
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His first 40 hours will be
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A- 6 Taco Times November 25, 2009

Churches plan special music for weekend services

'Fortress' to sing in Lamont
Lamont Baptist Church, located at 121 River Road in Lamont,
will host the singing group, "Fortress," on the fifth Sunday in
November at 11 a.m. A covered dish dinner will follow the sing.
"Come and get fed three times on Nov. 29-music, spirit and
food," said Gerald Bailey, publicity chair for the church. For
additional information, please call 997-2497.
San Pedro to hear Liles sing
San Pedro Baptist Church will welcome Buddy Liles of

Pensacola to Sunday evening services which begin at 6 p.m. on has Bible study at 7:30 p.m. A cordial invitation is extended.
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A member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Liles sang with
the Florida Boys Quartet for 25 years and performed on more than
20 cruises by Templeton Tours. 'He also sang for a Congressional
Breakfast in Washington, D.C., and has appeared on the Today
Show out of New York City. Now his solo ministry includes
concerts, revivals and camp meetings.
Members of the community are also invited to Sunday School at
10 a.m. and morning worship at 11. On Wednesdays, the church

Give thanks, then be transformed!
The Taylor Baptist Association is offering a two-hour
"Leadership and Life Development" course which focuses on
spiritual transformation on Monday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. until 12
noon (with lunch provided).
The event will be held at Joyce's Downtown Cafe. All pastors,
staff and church leaders are invited.
R.S.V.P. to 584-8025.

'Project Jerkins' needs dedicated workers for community's benefit

By SARAH HALL: "Tidbits"
You have my humble thanks
and sincere appreciation for all
the calls, remarks and
confidence shown to me since I
began this column. Together,
we will succeed. We will share
good news, communicate
messages of importance to our
readers, and be an uplifting
spirit to those who have a need.
Let's continue to do this
together. In our world of
instant Everythings, remember,
"A job well done takes time."
"Our greatest glory is not in
never failing, but in rising up
every time we fail."- Ralph
Waldo Emerson
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neighborhood is the Taylor
Senior Center where seniors are
"pouring in" five days a week.
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place to socialize. The van
makes three regular trips daily.
Those who don't come by van,
come by car. Make sure you
adhere to the speed limit, which
is 30 m.p.h. or you will get a
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information, contact Denny
Knight, OAA coordinator, or
Ruby Ellis, executive director,
at 584-4924.
Lillie Mae Greene is at home
recuperating. Please call and
keep her in your prayers.
The Ministers, Deacons and
Superintendents Union of
Taylor County, an auxiliary of
the First Bethlehem Baptist
Association, convenes at New
Mt. Zion M.B. Church Nov. 27-
29. The Rev. J.B. Duval is
moderator and Brother Izell
Montgomery Jr. is
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hosted by the host church,
pastor and congregation. The
program begins Friday night at
7 p.m. and continues Saturday,
Nov. 28, with the youth
department leading. Saturday's
Christian Leadership classes
begin at 2:30 p.m. A special
feature will be Hymn Time
with Corine Howell, Thelma
Newberry and Sarah Hall.
Dean Juanita Scott is in charge.
Saturday evening, the

Brotherhood and Brother
Moncrief Ervin will be in
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by the Rev. Robert Butler and
Little St. John, and at 2 p.m. by
the Rev. Tony 0. Graham and
Come hear these powerful
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hosted by New Jerusalem P.B.
Church, Sister Teresa Britt and
Sister Helen Smith in charge.
Now that I have your
attention, let's get down to
some serious thoughts. We
need our pastors, teachers, civic
and elected leaders to get with
our Taylor County Leadership
Council and formulate some
activities that the entire
community of Perry can

support, and make "Project
Jerkins" come to fruition.
It can be...but it will take
strong leadership and dedicated
workers to make this happen.
The ball is rolling. Let us help
and keep it rolling. Jerkins
does not belong to a select few.
Dear Ole Jerkins belongs to all
of us. Yes, we can!
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'Buddy lOes'j

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6:00 p.m.

Buddy Liles has appeared
on many Gaither videos
and sang over
25 years with the
Florida Boys Quartet

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pastor Rodney Watts invites everyone to attend

The 6th Annual

Breakfast with Santa Program

will be held

Saturday - December 12, 2009
at Perry Elks Lodge ~ Puckett Rd.

$5. 00 fee per child. (Must be paid at time of registration.)
Registration Drop Box is Located at Fairpoint Communications.
115 W. Drew Street ~ Perry. Checks, Cash & Money Orders Accepted.
Checks must be made out to Perry Elks Lodge.

> Hot Pancakes, Eggs, Grits and Sausage Breakfast.
0Trip down Candy Cane Lane to Visit Santa.
> Every Child receives a Gift from Santa. Dec.
0 Parent/Guardian must accompany children at all times 12
> No charge for accompanying Parent(s).

If the Santa Drop box is still available,
applications are still being accepted.
There is NO need to confirm registration.
Parents will be called with any registration issues.

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Parent Name (s) who will attend

Phone No.

Cell No.

Home address

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Child Name 2
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A-7 Taco Times November 25,2009

Score on last play of the season

'Dogs fall 41-35 in back-and-forth game

Crusaders' 10-yard line -- while

The Taylor County * High Catholic did not have a fumble A successful onsides kick
football team refused to quit or interception, gave the 'Dogs added life with
last Friday night, battling Grambling lost a fumble 6 minutes left in the game but
right down to the final play to inside the 10-yard line and was an interception on the very next
score in a thrilling 41-35 first picked off twice, while junior play ended the threat.
round Class 2B play-off loss at QB William Wentworth (9 of 14, First-year Taylor County
Pensacola Catholic. 85 yards), who split time with Coach Shane Boggs said Friday
In a fitting end to an amazing Grambling at quarterback, was night was a great illustration of
turnaround season, one of the intercepted near the endzone what his team did this year.
seniors who led the Bulldogs on another potential Bulldog "We fought from start to
to a 7-win year caught a 14- scoring drive, finish. We took the opening
yard TD pass from one of the Taylor County appeared to possession and went over 80
many underclassmen expected have the Crusaders' number yards for a TD. Then our defense
to continue the Taylor County in the first quarter, grinding got a stop. Three quarters later
football program's resurgence. out 178 yards of offense to we got a big stop by our D and
On the final play of the Catholic's 30 as the 'Dogs took then went 70 yards and scored
game, senior receiver Reggie a 14-0 lead. Taylor County's on the last play of the game.
M1-yT qWe just made a few costly
". } mistakes in between that caused
ES K RA A us to lose to a great and very
I :,{ *athletic football team. I thought

Taylor Stats Catholic " that their team had been in that
Situation before and ours had
22 First Downs 16 not," the coach said.
31/172 Rushing/Yards 33/220 Boggs emptied his bag of
28/40/3 Comp./Passes/Int 17/24/0 tricks against the Crusaders, as
the Bulldogs took the opening
279 Pass Yards 233 , kickoff and immediately opened
451 Total Yards 453 "- the game with a double pass
2/35 from Grambling to Jackson to
2/39 Punts/Avg. 2/35
2/ unts/Ag. James Houston that was just a
21Fumbles/Lost 0!0 half step from being broken for
7/60 Penalties/Yds 11/88 ,M a touchdown.
Two plays later Grambling
.4,hit King, who out-jumped two
m .- -: ,- . ,. - defenders for a 30-yard gain.
. ....--A few short runs and passes
King (12 catches, 124 yards, first two drives included 12 by Grambling gave the 'Dogs
1 TD) hauled in a touchdown straight completions, mostly a couple of first downs, setting
catch from sophomore QB Eli by Grambling, plus Jackson's up a 13-yard Grambling strike
Grambling, who completed 17 highlight-reel 67-yard run. to James Strawter (7 catches, 92
of 24 passes for 180 yards and 1 But just as the 'Dogs yards, 1 TD) at the Crusader 17.
TD. He carried the ball 17 times dominated the first quarter, Five plays later Grambling
for 38 yards and 2 more TDs. Catholic took over in the second hit Strawter again over the
Junior runningback Tony stanza to take a 17-14 lead at the middle for 10 yards and a Taylor
Jackson (14 carries, 134 yards) half. County touchdown.
had his best game of the season The game went back-and- On a fake point-after kick
and gave a perfect example of forth in the third quarter after William Wentworth hit a wide-
the Bulldogs' never-give-up Catholic took a 31-21 lead. The open Taylor Woods for the two-
aitiiude in the first quanrter % hen Bulldog, drote the length of the point pl. .and .111 S-0 le.d.
he broke at least fodo-tackil 'n'. tighfiae i (lRA tunfi(ttlB'%W.kW1tile PchwcolaWnlda'naned 10'
an incredible 67-yard run that at the 6. A Taylor touchdown drive to near midfield after the
led to Grambling's one-yard TD would have narrowed the score ensuing kickoff, the Bulldog
plunge and gave the Bulldogs a to 31-28 heading into the final defense held, forcing a punt that
14-0 first quarter lead. quarter. rolled dead at the three-yard
As the final score indicated, Instead, Catholic scored again line.
it was a close, back-and-forth, early in the fourth period to take Boggs wasted little time
high-scoring game. The two a 38-21 lead and the Bulldogs dipping into his bag of tricks
teams combined for more than had to rally from behind, again, as Grambling pitched
900 yards of offense--453 for Taylor County continued to Jackson before running out
the Crusaders and 451 for the to fight, with Taylor Woods of the backfield to catch a pass
Bulldogs. blocking a Crusader punt that from Jackson for a 19-yard gain
Turnovers made the difference Caleb Murphy scooped and that got the 'Dogs out of a hole.
in the outcome, as the Bulldogs scored from the two-yard line. Boggs alternated
turned the ball over four times Jackson's two-point conversion quarterbacks, as Wentworth hit
--including twice inside the run put the 'Dogs back in it 38- King for an 11-yard pass and

Bulldog defenders James Houston (21) and Jesse Braswell (54) bring down aA
Crusader runner.

a Bulldog first down at the 33.
The play set up Jackson's run
over the right side where he
bounced outside and broke four
tackles down the right sideline
before being hauled down 67
yards later at the one.
Three plays later Grambling
pounded it in for the score to
give the 'Dogs a 14-0 lead
with 23 seconds left in the first
quarter after Ty Crowley's kick
sailed wide left.
Catholic took the ensuing
kickoff and promptly marched
72 yards on just four plays to
narrow the score to 14-7.
Taylor County gave the
dangerous quick-strike Crusader
offense the ball right back after
the kickoff, as Grambling was
picked off at the Bulldog 40 on
the next play from scrimmage.
Just three plays later the
Crusaders scored on a 23-yard
shovel pass to tie the score at 14
with 10:42 left in the half.
Wentworth came back in at
QB, completing an 18-yard pass
to Chad Hill and a seven-yarder
to Jackson before the drive
floundered at the Crusader 41.
Crowley, the Bulldogs'
starting QB all season who had
to sit out due to a hand injury, hit
a 37-yard punt that was downed
at the Catholic 4-yard line.
The Bulldog defense, aided
by a tackle for loss by Jabahri
Bishop and a 14-yard sack by
Woods, forced Catholic to punt,
but TCHS could do little with
the ball and Crowley hit a 40-
yard punt that the Crusaders
returned 17 yards to their own
Catholic managed two
first downs before Murphy
and Woods wrestled down a
Crusader runner for a 7-yard
With time running out in the
half, Catholic nailed a 45-yard
field goal to take a 17-14 lead
into the locker room.
The Crusaders opened the
second half with a 53-yard
pass play and three plays later
expanded their lead to 24-14.
But the 'Dogs came right back

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to score after Woods recovered
an attempted onsides kick at the
TCHS 40.
Key plays on the 60-yard drive
included Grambling completing
two passes to King for 11 and
14 yards and another one to
Strawter for 18 yards. Jackson
scampered 14 yards with a pitch
around the right side. Grambling
went the final yard for the score
and with Crowley's kick, the
'Dogs trailed 24-21 with 5:50
left in the third quarter.
The Bulldogs attempted
an onsides kick, but Catholic
recovered and promptly scored
following a 33-yard pass play
and a 20-yard draw.
With 4:05 left in the third, the
Crusaders led 31-21.
The Bulldogs put the ball in
play on their own 19 following
the kickoff and Jackson took a
handoff on the left side and ran
28 yards to near midfield.
Taylor County got one first
down before Grambling hit
King in stride on a 25-yard post
pattern to give the 'Dogs a first
down at the Crusader 15.
Two plays later Grambling
broke away for 8 yards, but the
ball came loose at the 6 and
Catholic recovered.
A 72-yard run two plays later
had the Crusaders threatening
again, and they got to the one
yard line as time expired in the
third period.
Big defensive plays by
Jesse Braswell, Calvin Bass,
Bishop and Murphy pushed the
Crusaders back to the three, but
a quarterback draw caught the
'Dogs off guard and Pensacola
scored to go up 38-21.
A 25-yard kickoff return by
James Houston put the 'Dogs in
good field position at their own
36, and a good drive that got as
deep as the Crusader 17 ended
with a Wentworth interception
at the goal line.
Key plays on the drive
included Wentworth's 11-yard
pass to King and a 27-yarder to
The Bulldog defense then put
together one of their best stops


of the night. Starting at their,
own 7, Pensacola managed one
first down before Jalen Jackson
made a brutal stop at ihe l 11
and Calvin Bass and Bishop'
combined for a tackle of no gain
near the 20.
A third down pass was
slapped down by Jonathan
Smith forcing Catholic to punt
from their on 19.
An all-out rush of the punter
by Bishop, George Gant, Woods
and others resulted in a blocked
punt by Woods and Murphy
scooped it up at the 2 and,
scored. Jackson ran in the two-i
point play and the 'Dogs werei -
back in it trailing 38-29 ,.- '-1
6:06 left in the game.
Crowley's perfectly-executed!
onsides kick was recovered1
by Isaac Nelson, giving thel
'Dogs a first down at the 47.
But Grambling's first pass
from center was picked off by)
Pensacola and returned 38 yards!
to the Bulldog 35.
The 'Dogs gave up one first
down, but then toughened up:
with Murphy putting on a hard'
lick for a loss of one and Woods;
and Jackson stuffing a draw;
play for a short gain.
Pensacola then hit a 36-yardt
field goal to go on top 41-29'
with 3:36 left in the game.
Four plays netted onl) Ii.e'
yards for the 'Dogs. bui tihe
TCHS defense held ar_-in an..l
Taylor County got the ball b.. k
at their own 40 with 41 seornd's
left in the game.
With time running out,.
Grambling hit passes of 6 and 8
yards to Chase Stephens before.
a 12-yard pass to Strawter gave.
the 'Dogs a first down at the 14.
From there, Grambling hit
King in the left corner of the:
endzone for the touchdown as,
time expired. Since there was!
no time left, there was' no extra
point attempt leaving the final.
score 41-35.
The Bulldogs finish Boggs':
first season at the Taylor
County helm with a 7-4 record,
their best since the 1997 state
championship team.


opens season at 2-0

Top photo: TCHS receivers Chad Hill (8) and Kelvin Crocker (13) do some downfield
blocking. Bottom photo: Members of the Taylor County High Band get ready to

The Taylor County High
girls basketball team opened its
2009 season last week with two
straight victories over Godby
and Melody Christian.
Last Tuesday, the Lady
Bulldogs defeated Godby 57-
52 and on Thursday, pummeled
Melody Christian 72-28.
Arneashia Stephens led
TCHS against Godby, scoring
32 points while pulling down 19
rebounds. Kia Fitchett tossed in
15 points while Chelsea Tucker
and Meechy Edmond scored 4
each and Shamouri Island had 2.
The Lady 'Dogs took a 24-22

lead at the half behind Stephens'
11 points and Fitchett's 9.
Tucker, Taylor County's point
guard, only played 4 minutes
due to early foul trouble.
"Chelsea is our leader and
sort of drives our machine so
it definitely hurt us not having
her on the floor," Coach Reggie
Wentworth said.
Island, Edmond and Angela
White played solid on defense
to help gain the win. Wentworth
Against Melody Christian at
home last Thursday, Stephens
led four players who scored in

double figures with 31 points
and 9 rebounds.
Others scoring in double
digits included White and
Fitchett with I 11 each and Tucker
with 10.
Others scoring included
Edmond with 4, Benesha
Brown and Island with 2 each
and Keyaira Anderson with I
The Lady 'Dogs raced out to
a 43-19 halftime lead and never
looked back.
Gabby Rawls and Ashley
Giacomucci round out this
season's varsity squad.


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A-8 Taco Times November 25, 2009

Building better readers
Perry Primary hosted a Family Building Better Readers night for parents and students
on Thursday, Nov. 1 2. Participants learned about simple activities they can do with
their children to improve reading performance. Each parent took home a kit filled with
books, activities, markers, crayons and other reading related materials. Door prizes
were awarded, free t-shirts were given to the students and everyone enjoyed a pizza
dinner. Teachers were on hand to assist with activities for the children. Shown above
is Chris Brynes, a first grade teacher reading with a group of children.

Berneese Shealy
Berneese Shealy Brown,
86, died, Nov. 22, 2009, at her
residence in Perry.
A native and lifelong resident
of Taylor County, she was
the daughter of the late Cecil
Von-Allen Shealy and Nannie
Margaret Ross. Mrs. Brown
was a member of the Southside
Baptist Church where she
worked as a secretary for 17
Survivors include: three sons,
Freddie Gunter, Von Brown,
Clayton Brown, all of Perry; a
daughter, Janice Gunter Wright
of Alabama; one sister, Coleene
S. Dickert; two brothers,
Cleo Shealy and Cecil Von-
Allen Shealy, all of Perry; 15
grandchildren; and 24 great-
Funeral services will be held
today, Nov. 25, at Southside
Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with
Gary French and Jack Anderson
officiating. Interment will

follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Family received friends on
Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Burns Funeral Home.
You may sign the guestbook at:

Lorraine Johnson
Lorraine Johnson Henderson,
formerly of (Foley) Perry, died
Nov. 20, 2009, in Daytona
She was preceded in death by
two brothers, Horace Johnson
and Willie Best.
Survivors include her
husband, Elder Grady
Henderson of Daytona Beach;
brother Leroy Johnson of Perry;
sister-in-law, Florence Johnson
of Daytona Beach; one nephew;
and three nieces.
Funeral services will be
held Saturday, Nov. 28, at
the Church of Jesus Christ
Apostolic with Bishop Charles
Freeman officiating.

Youth holiday concert

planned for Dec. 20

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been a very successful project
for the past years and we're
asking for your continued
support. Toys for children,
ages 2-12, are needed.
Support is also needed for
the Youth Ministry. Thanks
for all you've done in the past,
what you're doing today, and
what you will do in the future.
Remember, there will be no
youth ministry on Wednesday,
Nov. 25.
Want to be part of a healthy
community? Yoga can renew
your mind, body and spirit;
walking can increase your
flexibility. Please contact
sylviadiggs@yahoo.com if
you're interested in working
out. You may call her at 584-
3400. The group meets from
6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Coming in December:
Antioch M.B. Church will
hold its second annual youth
holiday concert Sunday, Dec.
20, at 5:30 p.m. A community
mass choir has formed for this
presentation; you're invited
to participate by calling Paula
Graham at 294-8603 or Lisa Jay
at 843-5422. A CDA worker is
needed for a fulltime position
at the Temple of God Child
Development Center located
at 105 Sandra Street. Must
already have certificate in hand.
Call Ms. Mote at 584-6128 or

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Laura's annual
Tasting Party and
comical Floral Design
Thursday, Dec. 3
Perry Garden Club
Drop-in 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Design presentations at
5 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Hope to see you there.
Call Laura Mock for directions
(850J) 584 781 or (850) 371-0055

Pastor French at 264-3711.
On Dec. 1, Big Bend Cares
will sponsor an event for
World AIDS Day focusing
on awareness, prevention,
education, testing and
testimonies. This will take
place at Jerkins Park from 4-5
p.m. and the entire community
is invited.
The family of B.D. Williams
would like to thank everyone
for their cards, food and loving
support during the loss of their
loved one.
The Griffin family

R.J. Gainous Funeral Home,
in Daytona Beach is in charge
of arrangements. Details are at

Douglas Garner
Douglas "Oscar" Gamrner, 67,
of Old Town died Nov. 19,2009,
at Haven Hospice in Chiefland.
Born September 6, 1942, in
Charlotte Harbor to Dorothy
and Hiawatha (Snook) Garner,
he was raised in Homestead,
where he spent most of his adult
He was a City of Miami
firefighter for 27 years. After
retiring he moved to Old
Town, where he was the chief
of the Old Town Volunteer
Fire Department. He came
out of retirement and became
the Director of Emergency
Management for Taylor County.
He later moved to
Sebring, where he assumed
the position of Director of
Highlands County Emergency
Management. Garner then
began a second career and
was the Area 6 Coordinator
for the State of Florida
Emergency Management and
was in charge of 10 counties in
southwest Florida.

Drinking and driving kills

This year, 1,200 people and 20 percent of all alcohol while DWI arrests for men fell
will lose their lives during the consumed and during the by eight percent. However, the
holiday season as a result of holiday period, 21- to 24-year- number of men arrested during
alcohol-related traffic accidents. olds repeatedly make up the that period was still four times
The United States Department highest percentage of impaired that of women.
of Transportation reported that drivers. Another negative trend Even with the steady decline
from 2001 to 2005, an average is that arrests for women driving in fatalities, the number of
of 45 people died each day under the influence increased by drivers with DWI arrests is on
during the holiday season, with 29 percent from 1998 to 2007, the rise.

the largest number of drunk
driving fatalities occurring
during Thanksgiving.
According to Mothers Against
Drunk Driving (MADD), deaths
from drinking and driving
spike around the holidays, with
alcohol being blamed for about
52 percent of fatal collisions on
Christmas and 57 percent on
New Years compared to a rate of
41 percent for the entire year. In
addition to the more than 1,200
alcohol-related deaths that will
occur on the road this holiday
season, the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC)
estimate that more than 25,000
people will be injured.
Underage drinkers are
responsible for between 10

He retired from the State four
years ago and settled back in Old
Town. On June 30,2008, Garner
received the prestigious "Al
Keaton Award" in recognition
for his long service, leadership
and dedication to Florida
Emergency Preparedness
He was preceded in death
by his daughter, Carrie Laine
Survivors include: his
wife, Judy, of 31 years; seven
children, Douglas Garner of
Miami, Scott Garner of Cross
City, Crystal Garner of Old
Town, Greg Parker of Old Town,
Laura Miller of Cross City, Tim
Parker of High Springs and
Jimbo Parker of Old Town; two
sisters, Mary Evans of Crystal
River, Velma Davis of Balm;
three brothers, Jerry Garner
of Tallahassee, David Garner
of Palatka and Dennis Garner
of Kansas City, Kan.; and five
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m.
at Rick Gooding Funeral
Home which was in charge of
Graveside services were held
at Fellowship Cemetery at 3
p.m. in Wimauma.

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for 'TGIF' class fees

North Florida Community
College is giving students an
extra incentive to enroll in its
"TGIF" Friday classes.
Students who enroll in at least
six credit hours of "TGIF"
classes for Spring Term 2010
will receive a $240.60
scholarship to help cover
tuition fees.

With six select courses to
choose from--Computer
Applications I, Computers-
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Diverse Populations, Freshman
English II, American History
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Student government

leaders recognized

North Florida Community College recently honored
members of its Student Government Association during a
New Officer Inauguration in the NFCC Student Center.
Twenty-six students were recognized as SGA senators and
they, along with the three-member SGA executive board,
were inducted and pinned as new members of the SGA.
Bobbie O'Hara, director of Student Services at NFCC,
welcomed the students and their family and friends to the
"I have the privilege of being part of tonight's events," said
O'Hara. "I am thrilled to have this many students involved in
student organizations this term."
Mary Anne Wheeler, dean of enrollment and student
services at NFCC, then took to the podium to lead the new
members in their oaths of office. Senators were inducted first
"* Please see page 6

students to get needed classes
and save a little money too,
college officials said.
"TGIF" scholarships will be
awarded to all students who
enroll in at least six credit hours
of the select Friday courses
with no requirement for
repayment if courses are
completed during Spring Term
2010. If a "TGIF" scholarship
recipient stops attending or
withdraws from courses, he or
she will be responsible for
repaying the scholarship
To find out more about the
"TGIF" scholarship
opportunity at NFCC, visit
www.nfcc.edu or contact Dr.
Sharon Erle at (850) 973-1603
or ErleS@nfcc.edu.
NFCC's complete Spring
Term 2010 class schedule is
also available online,
www.nfcc.edu or by contacting
NFCC Enrollment Services at
(850) 973-1622 or
Students can register for
Spring Term 2010 and the
"TGIF" classes beginning this
Classes begin Jan. 6.
Academic advising is going on
now. The NFCC campus will
be closed Nov. 26-27 for the
Thanksgiving holiday and Dec.
16-Jan. 3 for holiday break.
Following the break, the
campus reopens Monday, Jan.
4 and open registration
continues through Jan. 5.
Late registration for Spring
Term 2010 is Jan. 6-12 (late
fees apply).

SGA officers from Taylor County include: (front, I to r) Jessica Martin, Sentinel
Rocketeers; Jessica Collins, Brain Bowl; and Dawn Weatherly, SOAR: Save Our
Animal Resources; (back row, I to r) David Mathis, Sentinel Rocketeers; Garret
Beach, Art Club; John Parker, Sentinel Rocketeers; and Heather Giplin, Business

B-1 Taco Times November 25, 2009

And the winner is...
Larry Parker, center, was the winner of a moped given away during the annual
holiday drawing sponsored by Waco Food Stores, Huddle House and Bellamy's
Powersports. The winning ticket was drawn Saturday morning at Huddle House.
Parker is shown with Waco Food Stores' Doug Everett, right, and his son, Daniel.

TCES students named to

first honor roll of 2009-10

Taylor County Elementary
School (TCES) has announced
its honor roll for the first nine
weeks grading period of the
2009-10 school year.
3rd grade, All A's
Noved Ahmed, Spencer
Binkley, Kaitlyn Boyington,
Caelyn Brown, Caysee Cruce,
Zachary Davis, James Drawdy,
Marvin Graham, Breanna
Griffin, Casey Huntsinger,
Ryne Linton, Jason McHargue,
Caroline Middleton, Erica
Mosley, Ariana Nesbitt, Carley
Ondash, David Reischl, Noah
Sadler, Abby Stewart, Erica
Taylor, Dennis Vanderhulst, Eli
Wiles and Rebecca Wilson.
3rd grade, A/B
Hannah Albritton, Michael
Baker, Taylor Barnes, Jacob
Batton, Gregory Bauer,
Lillyahanna Bearden, Edwin
Billhimer, Q'vonntae
Bonaparte, Devin Branch,
Ny'Kasha Britt, Alyssa
Broome, Ben Brown, Taylor
Buckley, Morrigan Calvert,
Emilee Corbin, Jamie Cowart,
Colby Crites, Alexis Davis,
Hayden Dice, Kara Dixon,
Ajayah Ellis, Suzan Everett,
Isabella Flores, Da'Woan

Flowers, Evan Foskey, Evelyn
Gillis, Devante Glover,
Javonna Green, Nathan
Hendry, Cade Johnson, Emily
Knudson, Abigail Langford,
McKenzie Lee, Kiwanis
Mango, Abigail Martinez,
Patrick McElveen, Kaitlyn
McGuffie, Jonathan McIntosh,
Joseph Morgan, Mary Kate
Murphy, Raegan Murphy,
MacKenzie Nowlin, De'Asia
Oliver, Michael Padgett,
Matthew Page, Dharni Patel,
Rhea Patel, Evan Richardson,
Evin Rogers, Kayla Ross,
Hailey Sadler, Brooke Sharpe,
Allaysia Simon, Seth
Smyrnios, Jamari Thompson,
Karman Walker, Rick Wallace,
Bryce Ward, Austin Waters,
Alysa Watson, Corey Watson,
Kindall Williamson, Alyssa
Wilson and Lacy Wright.
4th grade, All A's
Tiji Britt, Hunter Brown,
Jacob Butler, Logan Calhoun,
Dilan Clark, Katherine
Crawford, Chloe Cruce, Jack
Deming, Naldrec Dixon, Travis
Higgins, Rylee Hudson,
Keegan Ingle, Samari Island,
Austin Kidd, Jessica Knowles,
Clara Lilliott, Jason Lott,

Delanie Louk, Hunter Lundy,
Ceanna Markle, Lillie McNutt,
Joshua Mixon, Anna Morgan,
Eli Morgan, Meagan Mosley,
Jordan Niles, Sahil Patel, Alicia
Price, Abigail Price, Garrett
Riley, Sarah Russell, Hayley
Severance, Connor Stengel,
Lori Stewart, Bra ndin
Thurman, Jarrett Touchton,
Garrison Towles, Kalie Towles,
Ashley Tucker, Hunter Vann,
Lillie Welch, Brailyn Wilkes,
Brandon Young and
Mohammed Zaed.
4th grade, A/B
Nazil Ahmed, Trace Allen,
Ethan Alsip, Sydney Aman,
Jordan Amburgey, Amyie
Arcularius, Logan Arnold,
Rodney Beasley, Hunter Bell,
Corbin Bennett, Henry Blue,
Kendal Blue, Mark Boatwright,
Sydney Bohlman, Millie
Branch, LaChadrick Britt,
LaJohna Britt, Ebone Brown,
Sarah Buzbee, Chase Carter,
Timothy Carter, Victor Conde,
Destyni Cooper, Victoria
Corson, Titan Cruce, Tyler
Cruse, Tysheonna Gaddy,
Katelyn Gant, Lucas Gilbert,
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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: fourth Tuesday,
5:30 p.m., Perry Historic Station.
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.1): every Tuesday, 7:30-9 a.m.,
Hampton Inn. Visitors welcome.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2
p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second
Monday, 7 p.m., Jerkins Community
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. Tribal
grounds, Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe:
first Saturday, Oak Hill Village on
Woods Creek Road.
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday,
Golden Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
Order of Confederate Rose

Chapter 8: meets every fourth
Thursday. Please call 838-2045.
Perry Parrothead Club: 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
Alzhelmer'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: Sun.,
Tues., Wed., Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 12 and
7 p.m. Catholic Church of the
Immaculate Conception (Parish
Center), 2750 S. Byron Butler Pkwy.
For questions, call: (877) 340-5096.
Perry Winners Group of
Alcoholics Anonymous: Friday,
8 p.m.; Heritage House, 317 N.
Orange St.
Reformers Unanimous: every
Friday, 7 p.m., at Charity Baptist
Church, 580 E. Highway 27.
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. 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).
Add your group by calling 584-5513.



B-2 Taco Times November 25, 2009

Justice system needs to

combat the 'real problem'

Dear Editor:
I would like to comment on
the letter I saw in the Oct. 28
paper. I have written a similar
response as you did without
the plan you suggested and I
would like to say thank you for
speaking up on behalf of felons
and receiving second chances.
I am one of those felons
and currently reside in the
Taylor County Jail. I have
been sentenced to prison on
four different occasions and
have been to jail 38 times.
I have a very long criminal
record, but all the crimes I
committed were to obtain
drugs. In all the sentences, I
never once was given or offered
drug rehab when that was the
initial problem. The last time,
I explained that what I have is
a drug problem, not a criminal
problem, and I in turn begged
for rehab. I told the judge that
if we could fix the real problem,
which was drugs, then the other
criminal activities would cease.

He granted me that and I have
stayed clean since my release
in April 2008. During this time
I lost a sister in a car wreck
three months ago and one was
left disabled who needs me and
I have no choice but to change
my ways.
I was eventually kicked out
of rehab because another client
has a picture of me on their
cell phone so that violated me.
I turned myself in and waited
for three weeks without running
to do the right thing. Even
though for once in my life I did
everything like a law-abiding
citizen, I'm being held without
bond and the judge aware of
my family crisis and the three
children who survived my
sister's death. Where is the pat
on the back for doing good?
Society is quick to reward me
when I've done something bad,
but what do I get for doing
good? It makes me wonder why
I didn't run like I always do.
I'm telling you why because I

am not the things I've done and
I just want to get all this behind
me and go where my family
needs me.
The probation officers have
attitudes and are excited to lock
you up and the rehabs have no
problem putting you out. I was
there because I have a thinking
problem. They are 'supposed
to keep me for six months and
teach me how to think like
normal people. Instead I let
someone take my picture and
because I wasn't "thinking"
they kicked me out and I am
back where I should never be,
but because with the birth of my
grandbaby Dristyn, the death of
my sister Michelle and the help
of "The Serenity House," I have
I sit here and I look around
at all the other female inmates
and I see no hope or even life
in their eyes. It breaks my
heart, they are good people
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Letters to the Editor

Grant funding for veterans park flame?


Dear Editor:
Thanks to Sgt. Ricketson and
Deputy Woods for their efforts
in removing another meth lab
from amongst us. Also I would
like to thank the Drug Task
Force for protecting the ladies
in pink, but the M-16 did clash
a bit with the pink tee shirt.
On the serious side, thanks to
these professionals for putting
your life on the line every day
you go to work to make our
community a safer place for us
to live.
Thanks for removing the
>) Veterans Memorial Park
permanent flame. No disrespect
to the artist's sculpturing skills
but that's not a representation
of a flame, a large bouquet of
flowers maybe but not flames.

Who's gonna pay for it, who
ever accepted it and had it
mounted at the Memorial Park?
Oh, that's right, it's already paid
for so how about mounting it on
a post at the court house as it's
another Taylor County trophy.
Interesting how "grant money"
can be obtained for palm trees,
"turn lanes to nowhere" on
South 19, sidewalk extensions,
a guard rail, railroad extensions,
a recreation park and gosh only
knows what else but we cannot
get a grant to pay for gas for an
eternal flame to pay respect to
our veterans. Maybe we could
get a grant to put all the names
on the walls at the Veterans Park
instead of our veterans having
to pay themselves to have their
names added.

Prices draw complaints

Dear Editor:
The prices at the Perry
Goodwill are ridiculous. You
need to change your name to
Macy's or Tiffany's.
I know that prices don't come
from Tallahassee. That's your
answer to your high prices.
You are comparing prices off of
This is not a complaint against
the employees, unless you
are the ones hiking the prices
so high that you have taken
the "good" out of Goodwill.
Goodwill is supposed to be

a company where the less
fortunate can be able to afford
clothing, shoes, etc., but it
is pretty sad when you can
purchase items new cheaper at
local department stores.
I have seen torn-up items in
the Perry Goodwill priced at
very high prices. Something
needs to be changed about this
Don't try to complain, you are
wasting your time. A petition
Thank you,
Mark Lee Winnie

Taco Times

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
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Great to see on the news the
other week the "City of Perry"
is expanding the Veterans
Memorial Park with two more
monuments. Way back when, I
had to write a check for $100 to
get my name on it. Did we get
a grant to expand it or did the
news forget to clarify who's still
footing the bill?
I would think the gas company
could pony up and take it as a
tax write-off as a donation to
Have you seen the TV
commercial - Where they
advertise that if )ou owe the
IRS millions, they can negotiate
it down to only thousands?
Those millions they are able
to negotiate away come out of
your and my pockets because
someone's gonna make it up
Pay your share; you made the
millions so pay up like the rest
of us working stiffs have to!
Support our troops. God bless
America and in God we trust.
William P. Palmer

Veterans in class

not recognized?
Dear Editor:
It is an absolute shame
that in the greatest nation in
recorded history, our public
school system in Taylor County
does not recognize those that
made and continue to keep
this the greatest, most blessed
democratic society this world
has known.
No, I am not a veteran due
to knee injuries as a teen.
However, several family
members including my father
are. I thank God for all of those
who served and have paid the
ultimate price that we may
enjoy, live and worship in the
greatest country in history.
We have several veterans
in our class and they aren't
even thought enough of by the
Taylor County School Board to
be recognized.
I pray that those who made
this decision can sleep soundly.
Those who the Taylor County
School Board has forgotten
have seen to it that they can.
I'm confident that the Taylor
County School Board members
will be remembered at election
time. God bless America and
God bless our veterans.
Mike McGinity
Student, Taylor Technical

Midweek Muddle

A stitch in time


When you walked into my of her time who approached life with
grandmother-'s tidy;:home, you usually ;.Ui.,nbopLndd eathusia.,:,ancd-;,acquired
smelled something cooking--cornbread, as many skills as possible along the
or chicken and dumplings, peas or, if it way.
was early in the day, bacon and eggs. "I would pick out a dress I liked in the
But just as predictable as the smell of Sears & Roebuck catalog, and my mother
a kitchen at work, was the sound of a would cut a pattern out of newspaper,
sewing machine humming through the buy the fabric, sew up that dress and
day. it looked just like the picture," said a
The kitchen was the heart of her home, friend, wondering aloud, "How did she
but it was also the work center. There do it?"
she cooked; there she sewed; there she How, indeed.
re-potted her coleus plants. Her sewing "Every time my mother made me
ability, however, was securely encased a dress, she would make my doll a
in a gene which has not passed down to matching dress," another friend chimed
any of her daughters or their offspring, in. That memory transported me back
I just don't think we were adequately almost 50 years when my Grandmother
coordinated. reluctantly sewed Barbie clothes in
My grandmother, you see, owned a fabric which matched my dresses.
treadle sewing machine which required "Those tiny little seams are about to
your feet to move rhythmically in whip me," she would say, pushing her
unison, in an up-and-down motion, glasses back on her nose, and following
while your hands held the fabric in her own advice, to "just stay with it,"
place and made executive decisions while rising to stir a pot of greens.
from east to west. I remember once when she couldn't
I made several unsuccessful attempts find any lace to match a dress which
to learn the art of sewing upon that was fashioned of a butterscotch fabric,
machine, but I might as well have tried so she dyed lace in tea.
to chew gum and walk at the same "In tea, like we drink?" I remember
time. I could execute the up-and-down exclaiming.
movement of my feet, but not if I was Only now do I wish I had one of the
going side-to-side with the fabric. None housecoats Grandmother annually
of us could. Grandmother would laugh made for me and my cousins from
good-heartedly and throw up her hands quilted fabric--always embellished with
with glee. "Just stay with it," she would a lace design, or piping, or buttons with
say, walking away to wash a dish or two, frog closures. Each was accompanied
while shaking her head in disbelief, by a matching gown to complete the
Eventually, we gave up trying and set.
resorted to total and unabashed How did she do it?
flattery. I recently noticed a newspaper
"Oh Grandma, I just can't do it as advertisement for a sewing machine.

good as you...oh Grandma, you sew so
beautifully...oh Grandma, if only we
were as smart as you..."
"None of you have tried much," she
would quip, taking hold of the project-
at-hand. Surely, there was truth to her
statement. But why attempt sewing
mastery, when you're in the presence of
the master--who works for free, nights
and days, on weekends, and appears to
enjoy it?
Although my Grandmother was
unusually special from my point of
view, I don't think she was much
different from many of the women

You don't have to pump it with your
feet; you just plug it in.
I looked longingly at it. What if I
asked Santa Claus for a sewing machine
for Christmas?
From Heaven, I could hear my
Grandmother's laughter. I could see
her throwing up her hands and then
wringing her apron.
It wasn't unkind laughter.
It was the same laughter I heard when
I tried to pump my feet up and down,
while sewing fabric round and round.
"Just stay with it," she would suggest.
And that's always good advice.

Local, State and Federal Government Directory

Taylor County
of Schools
317 N Clark St.
S 850-838-.2500

City of Perry
District 3
403 N. Quincy St.

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Taylor County
District 2
217 Pineland

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

B-3 Taco Times November 25, 2009

Tora No Maki Challenge draws athletes from eight dojos

The Perry Dojo recently held
the Tora No Maki Challenge
karate tournament at Forest
Capital Hall with participants
from eight dojos from around
the region.
The tournament featured four
levels of competition for various
age groups in three different
martial art forms.
In Kihon competition,
participants compete in pairs
until there is one standing.
Kata competition is traditional
karate open hand forms and
Kumite competition is sparring
with minimum protective
Karate Clubs came from
eight different dojos, including
Perry, Tampa, Alachua,
Flemling Island, Crawfordville,
Gainesville and Panama City.
Perry Dojo was well
represented when the awards
were announced with the
highest number of medals and
the largest percentage of gold

According to Perry Dojo sensi
and tournament director Jimmy
Bowden, 12 local businesses
helped sponsor the event.
"In Japanese, Tora No Maki
is the official written document
of an art," Bowden said. "Tora
also means tiger and the name
of a mountain in Japan because,
from above, the mountain
resembles a tiger's tail."
Local participants and their
awards were:
* Brendan Hanes, silver in
Kihon, gold in Kata and bronze
in Kumite;
* Owen Drawdy, silver in
Kihon and Kata;
* Caitlyn Gray, bronze in Kata
and gold in Kumite;
* Ember Sprigle, bronze in
Kihon and silver in Kata;
* Timothy Hanes, bronze in
Kihon, gold in Kata and Kumite;
* John Sanders, silver in Kata
and Kumite;
* Ryan Roach, gold in Kata
and Kumite;
* Sean Padgett, gold in Kata

and silver in Kumite;
* Christian Hanes, gold in
Kata and silver in Kumite;
* Ashley Wallace, gold in
Kihon and Kumite, silver in
* Tyler Gray, silver in Kata
and Kumite ;
* Amanda Gray, bronze in
Kihon, silver in Kata and gold
in Kumite;
* Jay Padgett, bronze in Kihon
and silver in Kata;
* Lynesey Jones, bronze in
Kihon and silver in Kata;
* Cody Ford, gold in Kihon,
bronze in Kata and silver in
* Garrison Towles, gold in
Kata and Kumite;
* Andy Wiederkehr, silver in
Kata and silver in Kumite;
* Austin Emfinger, gold in
Kata and Kumite;
* Kaitlyn Boyington, bronze
in Kihon and silver in Kumite;
* and Cole MacNeill, silver in
Kata and Kumite.

Letters to the Editor

November is the month to give thanks for hospice caregivers

Dear Editor: November is the month we caregivers and hospice.
It is appropriate that commemorate veterans, family.- All of these groups have

'If you are willing to work with us,

we are willing to accept the help'

Continued from page 2
consumed by a drug and instead
of helping them, we're letting
murderers get away in order to
bust dope dealers and users. It's
Someone needs to start in
this jail, giving hope to these
beautiful lost women.
I hope to one day come in
here and work with them three
times a week and speak to them
and to schools because if I can
change my life anyone can.
SS6T&T' �arn a65 ioffeider wodAld
like to join up with anyone
else who is willing and start
on the inside, where the real
reformation can ' take place.
Who better to help them than

someone with my past record?
A lot of those women and young
girls look up to me and the Lord
can use me to reach them. They
need to know they have hope
and not just the streets. They
need to know they have people
like you and the others who
care because, believe it or not,
just having someone to believe
in you can make a world of
I speak for all inmates when I
say this. Yes we have committed
crimes, but if you're willing to
work with us, we're willing to
"acedpt' the 'help. I ' 1 ' '
Quit putting us in prison
when we have drug problems,
quiet denying us jobs and quit
looking down your noses at us,
because one day it could be your

daughter walking the streets,
your son in jail or your husband
caught with a prostitute and
Clean up the real problems:
guns and murder, not petit
theft, VOP and sales charges
or possession charges. Look at
the murders that haven't been
solved in the last seven years.
It's got to start in the jail and
the schools, so if Mr. Henry
Jay III, a citizen, is willing, and
me, an ex-offender is willing
to help, what about all of you
in between? Judges, state
attorneys, probation, businesses
and churches?
I think the gun buy-back is
a great idea and that's coming
from us on the inside.
Elizabeth Simmons

Shown above (from I to r) are: Brendan Hanes, Owen Drawdy, Caitlyn Gray, Ember
Sprigle, Timothy Hanes, John Sanders, Ryan Roach, Sean Padgett, Christian Hanes,
Ashley Wallace, Tyler Gray and Amanda Gray. Other local participants not pictured
include Jay Padgett, Lynesey Jones, Cody Ford, Garrison Towles, Andy Wiederkehr,
Austin Emfinger, Kaitlyn Boyington and Cole MacNeill.

in common service to others,
being there for those who count
on us to keep them comfortable,
safe and protected.
Big Bend Hospice is proud
to have partnered with the VA
Outpatient Clinic and DVA
to remember and honor our
veterans during a Service of
Remembrance held on Nov. 5.
Every day we lose 1,000
WWII veterans, leaving a hole
in our hearts and in our society's
collective memory.
Likewise family caregivers
are selfless individuals who
give of themselves, sometimes
putting their own lives on
hold, to care for an ill or dying
loved one; they are unsung
heroes. Each day Big Bend
Hospice witnesses the love and
comfort that these sons and
daughters, husbands and wives,
grandparents, grandchildren

and friends give to those who
depend on them for care and
Nationwide more than
50,000,000 people provide care
to a chronically ill, disabled,
aged or dying family member
or friend during any given year.
At Big Bend Hospice we see
firsthand the courage and love
that goes into being a caregiver
24/7 and we continually look
for ways to provide support to
hospice family caregivers and
ease their load and renew their
In 2008, almost one and a
half million Americans received
services from hospice. In our
area more than 1.600 families
used Big Bend Hospice services.
Of those seeking our grief
support services, 60 percent
never used our hospice for their
loved one, but we still walk with

them on their grief journey. I am
proud of our staff of more than
300 caring professionals who
work tirelessly to care, educate
and comfort families as they care
for those they love. It is for all
of us, so much more than a job,
it is a privilege and a calling to
do this important work. Please
join me during November and
salute all of these groups as they
do the work that has to be done,
but which sometimes requires
incredible sacrifice.
We are a better community
because we can come together
in support of each other. I
encourage everyone to join me
in thanking these dedicated
individuals for the work they
Carla Braveman, RN, MEd,
President & CEO
Big Bend Hospice

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B-4 TaCO Times November 25, 2009

Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Low
prices on new and like new items. Great
Christmas gifts. Layaway available.
Near Elks off Puckett Rd. Follow signs
to 113 McCall.

Friday and Saturday 7:30 a.m. - until. All
kinds of clothes, painting's, toy's, etc.
9 Leon Ward Rd. First house on left.

Christmas cards, gifts, decorations,
crafts. Fashion jewelry-necklaces,
earrings, bracelets, rings, Red Hat/
Breast Cancer awareness/ Christmas.
Belvah purses/totes, Original paintings,
crafts, flower arrangements, nutrition
products. Baby clothes, playpen,
walker, car seat, toys, collectibles,
winter jackets/hoodies, cashmere
scarves. Lighthouse Mini Shoppes. 105
E. Ellis St. Monday - Saturday. 584-

New Store Opens! Bargains Unlimited.
1305 N. Jefferson St. Used furniture,
tools, appliances, house hold goods.
Monday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30

:sed - queen mattress and box (Spring
ir Back Support) Very good condition -
$200; also, Brute, 10 gal. air
compressor elec. 125 PSI - New no box
$120. 578-2060.

LIQUIDATING - Kayak molds, canoe
and misc. molds, concept crafts,
fiberglass gun roving. Steering helms,
hardware, trims, boat trailer, metal
flake, motors, building equip., lots misc.
Call for details 850-223-3900.

jewelry, 14k necklace, solitaire diamond
ring, gold setting. No questions asked.

1 H.P. Hayward Max - flo pool pump
sand filter 300 lb. capacity $100. 850-
223-2164 or 850-838-7514.

Hogs for sale $20 - $30 850-584-8060

For sale: 52 inch RCA Big Screen
HDTV less than 2 years old, $500.
Please call 850-223-1416 after 6 p.m.

Computer Credenza - Like new, 4-
overhead storage doors, CD/DVD rack
(adjustable) pull out drawers, pull out
file drawer, PC hidden storage area. 69
1/4h x 19 5/8d x 59 3/8 w $100. Great
Christmas gift. 584-6072 or 838-4696.

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

TheA ction House will be having
their A'nual Christmas Auction Nov.
28. Free dinner from 4 to 5 p.m.
Auction starts at 5 p.m. Gift items,
decor, toys and more! 1693 SW
Mosley1 Hall Rd. (CR360) Madison,
Florida (850) 973-2959.
CARDS. From Perry: Take RT 221
North to CR 360 (SW Mosley Hall Rd)
Turn Right, go about 8 miles on the
right. AU691-COL. RON COX

Neeao asn
Got Junk?
Got Junk Cars, T
I buy Scrap Mel
850-838-JUNK (E
State Certified S

I buy non-working washe
Call 850-295-2082.


Rugs * Pot
Furniture * S
Folk Art - Pe
* Oil Paintli
Canes * Jev
Glass * Bas

Call Frank W
(850) 295-3

Retiree's Look! Rott. mix
affectionate, 4 months o

Prestige Home CentE
Financing available! Cal
credit check tbday! Ope
to 5.1-800-477-2492 or

Tax Credit - New info
Existing Home buyers.
Open Sundays 12 to 5.
Centers 800-477-2492

Trade-ins welcome! No
for land owners!!!! CaILP
Centers, Chiefland Open
5. 800-477-2492 or 352-

Special - 28' wide 3 bdr
Includes - delivery, se
steps and skirting. Pi
Centers. Open on Sunc
800-477-2492 or 352-49:

Used & repo mobile ho
Home Centers Chiefla
Sunday 12 to 5.800-477

3 or 2 bedroom 2 ba
Includes delivery, set
steps and skirting. Pi
Centers. Open on Sunc
800-477-2492 or 352-49

Brand new 4 Bdr/2 B
$55,995 Prestige Ho
Chiefland. Open on Sur
800-477-2492 or 352-49

(even if you still owe n
property!) Call Prestige I
Open on Sundays 12 1
2492 or 352-493-2492


? 2 bed/2 bath, $100 sec. $350 per
month 584-7084.
ruck? 11/18tfNGM
5865) Office facility for lease at Perry Foley
cales Airport. 1,770 sq. ft. Brick and vinyl
office facility with four office spaces and
two restrooms. Plenty of parking.
rs and dryers. Facility available for lease immediately.
Annual lease required. Prefer aviation
related business but will consider other
businesses. For additional information
US contact Melody Cox at 850-838-3553
or Bill Roberts at 850-838-3519.
tery Trailer, 3 bed, 2 bath, single person or
Silver single couple. Adults only. Free water
ewter $400 month. 850-584-8786.
ngs * 11/25-11/27
welry Taking applications for 2 bed/1 bath
,kets $300 deposit. $400 rent; 2 bed/1 bath
ines $300 deposit $375 rent. References
required. All homes set up in Everetts
ebber Mobile Home Park. Water, sewer, and
garbage included in rent. Apply in
3019 person Monday through Wednesday.
Ask for Ms. Betty 584-7094.

WATERFRONT - Econfina River, 2 bd/1
ba. right on river. First time offered. One
year lease. $1100 month. Includes
puppies, very water, sewer, garbage and cable TV,
ild, $75 each. hunting and fishing haven. Owner 813-

| For rent: room with private entrance
and private bath. 584-8045.
ers has EZ
I for your free Downtown small office building with a
n Sunday 12 display window for rent or sale. 114 S.
352-493-2492. Jefferson St. Call Sawgrass Realty, LLC
for New and
Call for info - Rooms available at Skylark Motel
Prestige Home everything included from Monthly $545
or 352-493- (required $45 deposit), $155 weekly or
$40 daily (tax included). 317 N. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-672-0973.
down payment
PrestigM ome, Steinbatchee PJace Res!lff"'.Rritshed,
i Sunday 12 to 1 and 2 bedroom Condos for Rent.
493-2492. $550-$700 + utilities. Included in price -
Cable, internet and hot tub in
Steinhatchee. Call 1-352-498-7740.
r/2bth $39,995 11/28tfSPR/SPD
tup, AC/Heat, Westgate Rooms available for rent.
prestige Home Refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable,
days 12 to 5. AC/Heater. Everything included. $165
3-2492 weekly, $40 daily, $545 per month. V
sites $19 daily, $70 weekly, $250
mes. Prestige monthly. Tax included. 1627 S. By(on
iues presng Butler Pkwy. 850-584-5235.
nd, Open on 1/7tfLS
7-2492 or 352-
Southern Villas of Perry
Looking For Applicants!
Rental assistance available. HUD
th $35,995.00 vouchers accepted. 1 & 2 BR HC &
up, AC/Heat, non- HC accessible apartments. Office
restige Home hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.
days 12 to 5. Call 850-584-8111. TDD/TTY 711. 315
3-2492. Puckett Rd, Perry, Fl, 32347. Equal
Housing Opportunity.
th Starting at 202 S. Arena St. Nice house, 2 BD/1
)me Centers, BA, $575 mo. 850-672-0973.
days 12 to 5 9/4tfLS
or land owners For Basic to Market renters. 1,2, or 3
noney on your BR HC and Non-HC accessible
Home Centers. apartments. HUD vouchers considered
to 5. 800-477- and rental assistance may be available.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Office
hours are 8:00-5:00 Mon.- Thurs. Call
., 850-584-5668.709W. Church St. Perry,
FL 32348.TDD 711.
Ri/ I .tfwp

For rent - 2 bed/1 bath possible 3
bedroom house. First and deposit. HUD
accepted $500 month. 371-1568.

2 bd/1 ba. $450 month $200 deposit.
Located in Whispering Pines. Two miles
down Beach Rd. 584-9288.

Efficiency for rent $100 deposit, $125
per week, adults only, (electric, water,
cable included) No pets. Prevatt's
Wayside Apartments. 850-371-2160.

Owner Financing - 1 acre corner lot in
Leisure Retreats at the Beach. Has
water and electric $3,000 down.
Flexible terms. Home (850)578-2047 or
Cell (850)838-6386

Commercial building for sale w/great
exposure at fork of Hwy. 27 and
Maurice Linton Rd.; 853 sq. ft. CB bldg.;
possible Owner Financing; Call Beach
Realty at 850-578-2039 $49,900.

6 1 Small ads...big deals!

2.5 acres 1929 Dice Rd. zoned 2 units Avon Reps Needed! How would you J.D.'s Tree Service and Lawn Care.
per acre, power and well $25,000. plus like to be your own boss? Start your Licensed and insured. Free estimates.
closing costs. By owner 850-223-2164 own business. I can show you how. $10 We also grind stumps. Call today 838-
or 850-838-7514 start- up kit. Call BJ Today! 850-584- 1280. Firewood for sale.
11/25-12/30 6289 or 850-843-2605. tfJD

Land/Home for sale. 1996 Fleetwood 3
BD/2 BA 24/40, 1 acre + or - on Puckett
Road. All Improvements $48,900.00
Call Becky 850-584-7094.
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.
REDUCED PRICE from $97,500 to
$83,000. 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. 838-6077 or 584-2270.
For sale by owner: 2 BDRM completely
remodeled. New kitchen , stove -
refrigerator, plus dryer and washer.
$65,000. Some terms with good credit.
Call for appointment. 584-6747.

For sale: 1 L225 Kubota w/Diesel
engine has new radiator, 2 new front
tires, rear tires are in good shape. 4 ft.
rough cut mower with it. Runs "Super
good" But it looks "rough" $1500. ph.

For sale by owner, 17 ft. Bass boat,
$3,500. 60 horse Marine motor, trolling
motor and new fish finder. Three live
wells, four holding tanks, two storage
compartments. Call Roger or Cindy

14' Fiberglass boat 40 HP, Yamaha,
trailer, other extra's as is $2895.00 850-
S2004 6ontinenta1T.'cargo trailer, 7'x16',
dual axle, electric brakes, interior lights,
side door, drop ramp, $3000. Firm. 850-
223-2164 or 850-838-7514.

2004 Saturn ION Coupe. Sun roof,
leather, black, nice car. $3,600. 584-
2270 or 843-7763.

CDA Certified worker needed ( must
already have certificate in hand) For a
full-time position at The Temple of God
Child Development Center located at
105 Sandra Street Perry, Florida.
Telephone contact numbers 850-584-
6128 TOG Center - Ms. Mote or 850-
264-3711 - Pastor French

Taylor County Board of County
Roll off site attendant (call in position/
no schedule or set hours) $7.25 hr.
Library Clerk (part time - 30 hrs. per
week) pay range begins at $8.04/ hr.
Library & Information Services Director
- $34,777- $41,516 DOQ
Applications and job description can be
obtained from
www.taylorcountygov.com; Mobile
Career Lab at Perry K-Mart on
Tuesday, Wednesdays or Thursdays
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; or Workforce
Position open until filled. Taylor County
Board of County Commissioners is an
EOE, VP, DT, backgrou, ' check

TIird Judicial Circuit
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We do mold inspections
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Caregiver - I will care for your elderly
loved ones while you shop, work, hunt,
or you just need a break. I will run
errands, shop, take to Dr.
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upon request. 850-223-1043.


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Computer Repair
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Your local computer shop serving
M the Big Bend Area since 2001 I

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Mature baby-sitter with references for
various hours to include some evenings
until 11 p.m. and some holidays. Your
home. 838-3805.



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Tear Down & Removal, Releveling,
Installation of New Windows & Doors,
Roofs, Skirting & Vinyl Siding.
Licensed, Insured & Bonded
Call Mark Moneyhan 584-6397
or Steve McKinney 83840676

Looking for housekeeping position six
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Please call 850-838-6625 for more info.

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Also, Bobcat Work Done
Root Rake, Grabbler, Front End
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A to Z Farm and Lawn Service
Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
dump truck service, harrowing, bush
hog mowing, rake work, dirt leveling
and complete lawn service. Call 584-

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Pressure washing, painting, concrete,
wood decks, Ceramic tile, laminate
wood available, Mobile Home Repairs,
RV Leak Repairs. 838-6077 or 584-

Notice is hereby given, that NOrris
McKlnney the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the
property, and the names In which It
was assessed are follows:
Certificate No. 260
Year of Issuance 2006
Description of Property Parcel No.
Commence at SW corner of block 18
of Hendry Addition to the town of
Perry, Florida and run North. along the
East R/W line of Jefferson Street. 217.5
feet to the Point of Beginning: Thence
from solaid POB run East, 231 feet to the
West R/W line of Washington Street;
thence run North, along said R/W line,
82.5 feet: Thence run West 231 feet to
East R/W line of Jefferson Street;
thence run South along said R/W line
82.5 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Name in which assessed James and
Wendy Davis
Said property being In the County of
Taylor, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described Is such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at
the courthouse door on the 7th day of
December, 2009 at 11 o'clock a.m.
Dated this 4th day of November, 2009
Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida
11/4, 11/11. 11/18, 11/25
The Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc. Board of Directors will
hold a meeting of the Board of
Directors on Monday, December 7.
2009, 6:00p.m. at the Suwannee River
Economic Council. Inc., Senior Center
,Building In Live Oak, Florida.
This Is to Inform you that Taylor County
will hold a pre-bid conference and
walk thru for the weatherlzatlon work
of six (6) single-family dwellings In the
Taylor County Weatherlzatlon
This meeting will be held Tuesday.
December Ist, 2009 beginning at 8:00
a.m. at Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc. Outreach Office, 1708 S.
Byron Butler Parkway, Ste B, perry,
Florida 32348.
The conference and walk-thru Is
mandatory, no exceptions, for
contractors who plan to bid.
Suwonnee River Economic Council,
Inc. requires each contractor to be
properly licensed, carry general
liability Insurance of at least
$1,000,000.00, Pol (Pollution
Occurance Insurance) and Workers
Comp Insurance (No Exemptions)
during construction.
Original blds for these units will be due
by 12:00 noon Friday. December 4th.
2009. at Suwannee River Economic

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$500 for the return of Safe & Contents

$1000 for successful prosecution of
person responsible

On Sept. 28, 2009, in Kmart parking lot a safe was
taken out of a white stepvan. Safe is made of 1/4"
aluminum and is approximately
16" long x 16" high x 12" wide.
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Council, Inc. Outreach Office, 1708 S.
Byron Butler Parkway, Ste B, Perry,
Florida 32348. Please mark envelope
"Sealed Bid for Name of
Homeowner". Bids to be opened and
awarded Friday, October 30, 2009 at
12:30 p.m.
Suwannee River Economic Council,

Inc. has the right to reject any and all
bids. The bids will be awarded on the
most cost effective basis.

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In an image reminiscent of marathoners lining up at the start of
the race, each year stores across the country play host to scores of
shoppers the day after Thanksgiving. Many of those shoppers arriv
long before a store even opens, finding themselves elbow-to-elbow
with similar deal seekers.

Known as Black Friday. the day after Thanksgiving appears to
be bulletproof. Even last year, when the much-maligned national
economy had already started to struggle mightily, shoppers spent
more than $10 billion on Black Friday. This year could prove difficult
to forecast, as the economy has recovered somewhat, though many
families continue to struggle through layoffs.

Adding to that difficulty are the dil(' i ing points of view with respect
to Black Friday. For every success story of a plasma TV purchased for
50 percent off, there seem to be a dozen or so more stories about the
individual who waits outside a store in the cold, only to find a popular
item is sold out by the time he or she gets indoors. In other words,
predicting the success of Black Friday for retailers is just as difficult
as predicting the success of Black Friday for individuals: sometimes
both get what they want, sometimes neither does.

But as 2008 can attest, shoppers are still going to hit the stores this
Black Friday, and they're probably going to do so in droves. For those
braving the mayhem that often characterizes Black Friday, consider
the following survival tips.

* Do your research. Perhaps no items are more steeply marked
down in price come Black Friday than big ticket electronics, most
notably plasma, LCD or DLP televisions. Unfortunately, not all such
appliances are equal. Getting a good price is not necessarily the same

thing asgetting a good deal. This is where research needs to play a
role. Research big ticket items, including televisions. Retailer Web
sites often have customer ratings sections where customers can rate
specific appliances. If ratings are consistently poor or conunenters
routinely cite problems, then steer clear of those items, no matter how
low the price might be.

* Get up early. Some deals are exactly what they seem. While it can
be difficult to get out of bed in the middle of the night to go holiday
shopping, it will be easy to go back to sleep when arriving home with
exactly what you wanted and knowing you got the best deal possible.
Many stores open at 4 or 5 a.m. on Black Friday. While waking up
that early seems like a tall order, particularly after eating so much
turkey the day before, there's no law against napping on Black Friday,
and if you get what you came for. you could be back in bed in a
couple of hours.

* Don't stress out. Black Friday isn't easy for anyone (just ask the
nation's retail employees). Chances are, even the most veteran Black
Friday shopper is going to feel stressed out at one point or another.
If the stress becomes too much, simply go home. This year figures
to have lots of good deals throughout the holiday season, as retailers
plan on families spending less thanks to the economy. That means
the deals on Black Friday, while they might be the best of the season,
probably won't be significantly better than something you might find
a few weeks later.

* Buy a newspaper! At Thanksgiving papers are packed with
coupons offering Black Friday discounts. Peruse the paper for such
coupons while watching football on Thanksgiving and you're likely
to be glad you did.


Check out local Black Friday Sales in your hometown newspaper!

Taco d lTimes
Tree Capital of the South

Perry News-Herald
Tree Capital of the South

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) is
considering a request for Federal assistance from the City of Perry to construct a project in the
Golf Course Road/Industrial Drive area. Thus, the purpose of this notice is to insure compliance
%v ith U.S. Presidential Executive Orders 11990 - Protection of Wetlands and/or 11988-Floodplain
Management. pertaining to construction of an effluent reuse pipeline from the City of Perry
wastewater treatment plant to the Buckeye facility. The pipeline will be 14 inches in diameter
and approximately 45,000 ft. in length.
Detailed engineering information and map is on file and available for review between 8:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m. at City Hall, Attn: Bob Brown. 224 South Jefferson Street, Perry, FL 32347.
Persons desiring to comment on the aforementioned project pertaining to its impact on the area's
wetlands or floodplain may do so by submitting written comments to:
Mr. Asa Williams, Environmental Officer
Atlanta Regional Office
U.S. Department of Commerce
Economic Development Administration
401 W. Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1820
Atlanta, Georgia 30308-3510
Phone No. 404-730-3821
Comments will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2009. The project will be
located in the Southwest Perry area ofT'aylor County as shown on the map.

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will be closed
Thursday ahd
Friday for
Thanksgiving, the
deadline for the
Perry News-Herald
will be Weqnesday
at 10 a.m. the
Perry News-Herald
will still be deliv-
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B-6 Taco Times November 25, 2009

Military Action

Benjamin Anderson

Benjamin Anderson
Air Force Airman Benjamin Anderson graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that
included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core
values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an
associate in applied science degree through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Tracy Anderson and Mike Anderson of Perry.
Anderson is a 2009 graduate of Taylor High School.

5th graders earn All A

Continued from page 1
Ja'Kari Hankerson, Chakala
Johnson, Mohammed Khair,
Layla Kornegay, Austin Lago,
Thomas Lee, Landon
Livingston, Cassie Markey,
Braxton Mathews, Ian
McGuffie, Hannah McNutt,
Joseph Miller, Dillon Milstead,
Areon Mitchell, Shawn
Montgomery, Kate Murphy,
Chad Pace, Jeremy Padgett,
Kristina Padilla, Ariel Parker,
Drayton Pegg, Eric Pigford,
Mariah Pitts, Kylee Roberts,
Dataveus Robinson, Joleea
Robles, Javon Ross, Bethany
Sadler, Katelyn Schmigel-
Devane, Kayla Schmigel-
Devane, Hanna Searcy, Dayra

Smith, Cassie Stewart, Clare
Swallow, Egypt Thompson,
Alexandria Touchton, Victoria
Valentine, Silvia Villagomez,
Anthony Washington,
Nathaniel Washington, Trenton
Weatherly, Patrick Whiddon,
Bradley Williams, Shane
Williams, Dylan Wilson and
Chanse Wood.
5th grade, All A's
Shelby Blanton, Hannah
Bratcher, Christopher K. Davis,
Dylan Dudley, Zachary Fike,
Krysta Finecey, Dean Franklin,
Rachelle Goff, Jazmine
Gossett, Nathan Guenthner,
Brooke Hicks, Graham Lynn,
Alan Mader, Victoria Manning,
Lillian McNair, Tynikqua
Mcnair, Emalee Morgan, Haley
Osteen, Razona Parker, Hannah

Officers sworn in

Continued from page 1
and then individually the SGA executive board stepped forward to
recite the SGA oath and officially assume the responsibilities of
serving as SGA officers.
"Trying new things can be a challenge but this year the SGA is
trying to provide a backdrop where the students can enjoy some
amazing activities while experiencing the diversity of different
cultures," said Veronica Bruton, SGA president.
The SGA board includes President Veronica Bruton, Vice-
President Ashley Haynes and Public Relations Officer Jeremy
Following the inductions, guest speaker and NFCC alumni
Marcus Hawkins spoke to the students and guests about removing
their "lids" to receive ultimate success. In his message Hawkins
used the lids of a trash can as a metaphor to describe the obstacles
that hold individuals back from achievements.
)- "Lids are made to restrain or hold down," said Hawkins. "One
of the main lids is fear. When fear is removed from a situation, a
person is able to recognize his or her own abilities and triumph
over all."

Polley, Victoria Porter, Hannah
Rice, Georgie Sanabria,
Heaven Terry, Marie Watkins,
Caleb Wentworth, Courtney
Wilder, John Young and Kevin
5th grade, A/B
Miranda Adkins, Justin
Anderson, Ariel Arcularius,
Regina Barnes, Hannah Baron,
Alex Beavers, Joshua
Bodiford, Austin Brown,
Caitlin Brown, Markayla
Cooper, Justin Cowart, Brooke
Dean, Nikolos Drawdy, Gainan
Ellison, Daniel Everett, Akeem
Flowers, Myee Flowers,
Sha'kerria Franklin, Makayla
Freeman, Nic'kaviuna
Freeman, Katelyn Griffin,
Charlie Gurr, Nyaiz'ah Harris,
Jacob Hershberger, Chelsea
Hill, Keith Hires, Keaton
Holden, Derrick Hornsby,
Christian Huntsinger, Josh
Jacobs, Fazarian Johnson,
Romey Kidd, Bacari King,
Michael Kinsey, Kaitlin Luther,
Ge'Marcus McIntyre, Trevor
McNeese, Casi Mills, Maria
Mitchell, Michael Morgan,
Robert Morgan, Cody
Nabakowski, Hannah Noles,
Ethan O'Quinn, Johnny Pack,
Magan Patterson, Geoffrey
Price, III, Ethan Proudman,
Takeem Robinson, Dyemond
Ross, Cori Sadler, Rhett
Slaughter, Scarlett Stephens,
Michael Sullivan, Joseph
Swearingen, Melony Teal,
Larrett Terrell, Symia Upshaw,
Charley Vaughn, Jaime
Vazquez, Bambi Wald,
Destinee Walker, Faith
Weide, Stephanie Wentz,
Christina White, Ashlyn Wiles,
Jacob Wilkinson and Neham

Parents' Night
Storyteller Kaye Byrnes, center,
"Parents' Night" hosted recently by

brought imagination and learning together at
Taylor County Elementary School.

Col. David & Rosemary Ammons

On behalf of
Taylor County Board
of County


to the following


)onsors who helped
make the
Veteran's Day
Luncheon &

r a success!

F Jack & Ursula Brown
SDon Curtis & The Forestry Company
Joy & Heath King
Taylor County Chamber of Commerce
Edward & Jamie Sheffield
Yarbrough Tire
Buckeye, Florida
Joe & Vicky Collins
Ray & Gwendolyn Evans
3 Ina Padgett State Farm Insurance
Frank Russell
South House Furniture

And a special thank \oLI to OLuI
longtime partner in the e\ent
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