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Thousands in

illegal 'incense'

seized by PPD

Inside today
A new generation of
bluegrass artists will take the
stage at Forest Capital Park this
week for the 10th annual Florida
State Bluegrass Festival. For
a complete schedule of events
and a look at the headlining
bands, please see the special
edition inside today's Taco

Here comes the Easter
A communitywide Easter
Egg Hunt will be held Saturday,
April 7, at Buckeye Park starting
at 10:30 a.m. The free event is
being sponsored by New Home
Baptist Church and Southside
Baptist Church.
Perry Lodge #187 will host its
annual Easter Egg Hunt Sunday,
April 8, at Loughridge Park,
beginning at 3 p.m.The public is
invited to attend.

Bake sale planned this
The third annual bake sale
benefitting Special Olympics will
be held Friday, April 6, at Capital
City Bank and Citizens State
Bank. The sale will begin at
9 a.m. at each site.

Library book sale is
April 14
The Friends of the Taylor
County Public Library book
sale will be Saturday, April 14,
from 8 a.m. until 12 noon at the
library, which is located at 403 N.
Washington St.
Most books will be 10 cents
each or 15 for $1. Magazines will
be on sale for 1-cent each.

Rotary club sponsors
poker run
The Perry Rotary Club will
host the Nature Coast "Cards for
a Cause" Motorcycle Poker Run
on Saturday, April 21.
The event will begin at
Heritage Pavilion at Forest
Capital State Park with
registration and breakfast from 9
to 10 a.m. Last bike out at 10:15
The 103-mile route will
traverse Taylor County and end
back at the park. A $200 prize
will be given for the best hand
in addition to door prizes and a
50/50 drawing.
Registration is $15 for each
bike and $10 for a passenger and
each additional hand. All riders
are welcome to a complimentary
lunch and entertainment by local
band Alibi.
For more information, call



A new law signed by Gov. Rick Scott bans synthetic marijuana (which is commonly
packaged as potpourri or herbal incense). Not only is it illegal to sell the synthetic
cannabinoids, it is also illegal to possess the controlled substances. Shown above is
a sampling of the illegal incenses seized by police last week.

The colorful packaging and
catchy names like "Mister Nice
Guy," "The Wizard of Oz,"
"Comatos Candy" and "Grape
Ape" may lull users into a false
sense of security, building a
misconception that smoking
the herbal incense commonly
known as K2 or spice is a
safe alternative to an illegal
However, one look at the
toxicity and side efforts of
the synthetic cannabinoids
tells a different story:
agitation, vomiting, dangerous
hallucinations, loss of
consciousness, elevated blood
pressure, seizures and increased
heart rate.

On March 23, Gov. Rick
Scot signed into law House Bill
1175 making a comprehensive
list of synthetic substances
(mainly those found in
synthetic cannabinoids and
cathinone/"bath salts") illegal.
One week later, March 29,
members of the Perry Police
Department swept through area
business to make sure local
merchants had removed the
now-illegal designer products
from their shelves.
In" most cases, they had not,
Capt. Jamie Cruse reported.
"We seized thousands
of dollars worth of these
*-* Please see page 8

United Way cuts

dig deep for B&G

Club, senior center

Last summer, while the
Taylor County Commission was
struggling to balance its budget,
one of the largest cuts the board
made was to the county's annual
contribution to the United Way,
which fell some $50,000.
Monday evening, the
commission received an
allocation report for its reduced
donation of $20,384, showing

how it was used to support local
The county's contribution
is allocated separately from
United Way's fund-raising
campaign, which recently raised
$297,000 for the community.
"This year was difficult, just
to be honest," said Scott Barton,
*-* Please see page 8

Brown wins Moon Pie Princess crown

Curls bouncing, toes
tapping and smiles flashing,
18 bluegrass sweethearts took
the stage at Forest Capital Hall
Friday night, March 30, for the
third annual Moon Pie Princess
By the evening's end, a new
princess had been crowned...
Destin Brown, the daughter of
Heath Brown, Crystal Colon,
and Ray and Robin Baker.
Joining her on the royal Moon
Pie Court were first runner-
up Landyn Rylee Hendry, the
daughter of Dustie McRory
Beach and Kane Hendry;
second runner-up Miley Hll, the
daughter of Tyson and Juanita
Hill; and third runner-up Holly
Marie Gantz, the daughter of
Christina and Cecil Gantz.
Also receiving tiaras and
sashes were 14 Moon Pie
sweethearts: Hayden Durham,
Kayla Marie Edwards, Trinity
Omans, Emily Johnson, Ja'khya
Jackson, Valerie Gibson, Karle
Ratliff, Addison Shiver, Anna
Coleman, Allie Smith, Kelly
Bigson, Sara Walace, Colbi
i-* Please see page 8

Looking as sweet as the Moon Pies they represent are this year's Moon Pie Princess and her court. Shown left to
right are: third runner-up Holly Marie Gantz, first runner-up Landyn Rylee Hendry, Moon Pie Princess Destin Brown
and second runner-up Miley Hill.

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Hampton seeks to

serve city Dist. 2

Shirlie Hampton has
announced her candidacy for
the Perry City Council Dist. 2
"I have worked in the public
sector serving the people of
Taylor County and the state of
Florida for more than 20 years.
I find this to be rewarding and
challenging. If elected, I will
work with all members of the
council for improvement to the
city, economic development
and enhancements within Dist.
2 as well as the City of Perry,"
Hampton said.
"I will have an open-door
policy to listen to the concerns
of the residents of my district
and become their voice. Put me
to work for you."

Shirlie Hampton

Scott signs Medicaid

bill into law; county

braces for fallout costs

Florida Gov. Rick Scott
signed a controversial Medicaid
bill into law late Thursday
which is expected to cost Taylor
County hundreds of thousands
of dollars in the coming years
for contested Medicaid bills.
Although local officials are
still awaiting word from the
state about how the new bill will
be implemented, they do now
know they will not be getting a
reprieve from the governor.
In a letter announcing his
signing, Scott extolled the
numerous other Medicaid

provisions contained in HB
5301 and tried to quell concerns
over the billing process.
County officials across the
state have argued that the
billing system installed by the
Florida Agency for Health Care
Administration (AHCA) in
2009 is riddled with problems
leading to a large number of
incorrect billings.
According "to the Florida
Association of Counties
(FAC), Taylor County has a
current backlog of $377,000 in
Medicaid payments to the state

from the past four years which
local officials argue are not
valid bills, although ACHA may
now go as far back as 2001 in
search for unpaid bills.
"I respectfully acknowledge
the concerns this provision may
create for some counties," Scott
said in his letter. "However, after
discussions with the counties,
all parties agree that legitimate
financial obligations should be
"The counties do not want to
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A-2 Taco Times April 4,2012

SHealthy Start Coalition is

honoring young children

with Fun Festival April 14

Dear Editor:
Taylor County is home
to more than 1,200 children
ages 0-5. These children are
the future parents, teachers,
business owners, employees
and leaders of this community.
Whether these children will
achieve their full potential and
develop into healthy, productive
members of our community
depends largely on each of us.
As we recognize April as
Child Abuse Prevention Month,
there are many opportunities to
take action. Take the first step
by finding out about the needs
of children and families in our

community. Commit yourself
to speaking out on their behalf
and remember their needs
when it comes time to cast your
vote. You could also volunteer
your time and talent to benefit
programs that help children and
families, or donate to a local
charity that helps families in
times of crisis.
The early childhood
community will be :honoring
young children by hosting a
Children's Fun Festival on
Saturday, April 14, from 10
a.m. to noon in the City Park.
A pinwheel garden will
be planted as a temporary

reminder of the important role
we play in children's daily
Any member of our
community can participate in
the event by contacting Sandy
MacDonald at 850-838-2535.
To learn more about child abuse
prevention and to lend your
voice to bring about change
for children in our area through
the Pinwheels for Prevention
campaign, visit www.ounce.
Cindy Hutto
Healthy Start Coalition of
Jefferson, Madison & Taylor
Counties, Inc.

Midweek Muddle

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"Don't Give Up On This Yet, Folks... It's All The Rage!
I Picked It Up At A Yard Sale In Europe!"

Letters to the Editor ..

Veterinarians, Helping Hands

partner for vaccination clinic

Dear Editor:
Local veterinarians Fletcher
and Owens, assisted by Helping
Hands of the Shelter, Inc.,
volunteers, will be offering
a discount vaccination clinic
this Saturday from 9 a.m. until
noon at the Perry Connections
parking lot.
In. addition to the routine pet
vaccinations, microchipping
will be available. A microchip is
about the size of a grain of rice
and contains a computer chip.
This computer chip identifies
the owner of the pet.
Carrie Smith, Taylor County
Animal Control Coordinator,
says she and other animal
control officers are trained and
equipped to scan animals and
return them to their owners.

Since microchipping has been
offered at the clinics, twice
as many lost Taylor County
animals have been reunited with
their owners. The discounted
fee for this procedure is $20.
Millions of dogs and cats
are lost each year, and sadly
most are not reunited with their
owners. They end up in shelters
where, if' they are lucky, they
are adopted. However, most are
Pet owners choosing to have
their dog or cat microchipped,
will find the procedure is quick,
requiring no anesthetic, and the
pet can immediately go home.
The owner will complete an
enrollment form with the chip
number on it and information
for the local shelter. Owners

receive an ID tag for the animal
and are provided information
on how to enter the information
in the national data base.
Anyone who has lost a
beloved Fluffy or Fido knows
the heartache involved in trying
to locate the pet. and bring it
home. There have been several
ads in our paper recently as
well as pictures posted in
the shelter concerning lost
animals. Imagine how happy
those searching would be if the
microchip brought a phone call
saying the pet had been located.
My dog has a microchip.
Think about getting one for
your pet this Saturday.
Lois Padgett
Helping Hands of the
Shelter, Inc.

Legislature fails to pass ALF protection

Dear Editor:
On March 9, the 2012
legislative session concluded.
Unfortunately, no legislation
passed addressing the protection
against arbitrary evictions for
residents living in assisted
living facilities (ALFs).
-The need for legislation
is apparent the Governor's
Assisted Living Facility
Workgroup recommended
enacting eviction protections
for residents of ALFs, and
several legislators proposed

bills that included additional
protections for ALF residents
from arbitrary evictions.
However, lack of protections
for ALF residents remains a
Why are additional laws
necessary? Florida law
currently allows an ALF
administrator to relocate or
terminate a resident from an
ALF for almost any reason,
as long as the administrator
provides the resident with 45
days' notice and documents

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

123 S. Jefferson Street
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(850) 584-5513

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the reason. Florida ALF
residents, numbering almost
80,000 cannot challenge their
eviction in court even though
they rent a unit just like an
apartment dweller. Although
many residents' have advanced
care needs, similar to residents
of nursing homes, they lack
a process for an appeal of an
involuntary discharge. This
leaves Florida's' elders
vulnerable to threats of
Because ALF residents do
not have basic due process.
protections from being
asked to leave their homes,
administrators may. decide to
relocate a resident for making
what may be legitimate
complaints to state agencies
involving things like poor care
or lack of food. For example,
a resident was recently evicted
after filing a complaint with the
Ombudsman Program.. What
was the administrator's reason
for evicting the resident? "The
resident was not happy here,"
Incidents like these serve as an
example to other residents that
if they complain, they could be
evicted too.
The Ombudsman Program
investigated 75 inappropriate
ALF eviction complaints
and 72 fear of retaliation
complaints during 2010-11.
An even greater number of
arbitrary discharges may have
, ocdurrd but were. not,,eported
to the Ombudsman Pro.gram.
When a resident is relocated
from an ALF, the facility is not
Please see page 3

If I'm ever accused of kidnapping a
man, let me go ahead and explain why
I did it. *
I am a Woman of Many Projects.
Regrettably, I am not necessarily a
Woman of Many Talents.
So I need assistance with my many
projects and, every now and then, when
consulting with helpful young men in
.hardware stores, I get an urge to kidnap
I have no sordid or inappropriate
intentions; I simply need help.
I'll return him, I promise.
This urge to kidnap resurfaced most
"recently when I decided that I needed a
bottle tree. If you're sophisticated and
worldly, you will have no idea what that
is. If you're poor and trashy, you're
with me.
A bottle tree was probably a poor
Southerner's representation of the
stained glass he couldn't afford. He
usually used a slick and weathered tree
with branches which were equilaterally
spaced like a storybook Christmas tree.
After removing all the smaller branches,
you are left with a central trunk and
eight to 12 branches extending in all
Upon those branches, you put
beautiful cobalt blue Milk of Magnesia
bottles, or deep olive green wine bottles,
or kitsch clear drink bottles with retro
labels like Palm Coast Cola.
You position your tree so the sunlight
beams through the bottles and your
tribute to stained glass becomes a
delight to behold.
That idea has been swirling around
in my head for a couple of years, but
I wanted to modify the vision for
placement on my screened porch. The
husband, though reluctant at first,
helped me find a tree which was nicely
shaped and had been tossed aside with
other clippings in an area we'll call
"local lands" which is in close proximity
to "local waters."
The dead tree was a beautiful shape.
I protected it fiercely until I could trim
all the smaller limbs and then I planted
it in a subtly patterned, ivory ceramic
pot, thinking I'd add trailing green
plants to a top layer of soil.
"So you want to use plaster to secure
the trunk of the tree, but then you'll
need drainage holes for the plants," the
young man at the hardware store said
to me, thinking out loud. "If you're
securing the tree in the base of the
planter, you could drill drainage holes
in the sides, above the plaster, for
the plants," he added. "It is a plastic
container, right?"
"No," I said, grieving, "It's a ceramic
planter and I paid too much for it so
I've got to use it."
"Oh," he said and I could see the
wheels turning in a different direction.
"I guess you could put a piece of pvc
pipe in the center of the planter, slip
the trunk of the tree into that, fill the
planter halfway with plaster and after
it's dry, then add soil..."
My eyes perked up. Today, this was
the;man I wanted to kidnap!
'"But," he then conceded, "if the trunk
wasn't a perfect fit inside the pvc, it
would give and in a strong wind, the
tree--with the weight of the bottles-

Styling hope

-could be shifted. And they might
I was dismayed again.
"Are the bottles valuable?" he then
"The husband thinks so," I said, and
even though they've been stored in
a plastic milk crate in our garage for
about 15 years, under a quarter inch
of dust and spider excrement, he'd be
mad if I damaged them.
"Hmmm," he said, "I'm not sure. I
know what you're trying to do....I can
see'it. Maybe you could secure the tree
with small rocks," he wondered,paskingi,
"How heavy is it?"
"Is the planter deep enough?"
"Could you brace the tree to the sides
of your porch to better secure it?"
Suddenly, I didn't care if we answered
the question or not. I just liked the
way this young man thought.
But I resisted the urge to take him
with me, however strong it was.
I went home, on my own, and
attempted to secure the trunk in six
inches of rocks, covered by six inches
of soil. It seemed happy and reasonably
In the meantime, I removed the top
two layers of skin on my hands while
I bleached and scrubbed a dozen old
bottles. When I placed them on the tree,
the trunk leaned to the left. I tamped
the earth and added another bottle,
and the tree leaned to the right. This
went on until I threw up my hands in
exhaustion and decided I should have
bought that ironwork bottle tree made
of rebar that was $50--but doesn't that
sound outlandish for something. so
common as a bottle tree?
I added more rocks, more soil, as well
as some small wooden stakes right at
the base to help the tree stand upright.
Then I went to church and prayed for
the tree, and all my shortcomings.
I came home and found the tree on
its side, completely unearthed by the
morning's wind. Soil was scattered
all over the porch floor, but the tree-
-fortunately--landed squarely in the
cushioned chair below. No bottles lost
their lives in the pursuit of this tree.
But I took the crash-without-
consequences as a sign from Above,
and spent the rest of the day cleaning
up the disarray, admiring the bottles as
the sunlight hit them, placing the tree
on the burn pile (I move on quickly...)
and adding another ordinary plant to
the planter.
It was an unsatisfying end to a
weekend project, I admit. I typically
achieve a similarly disappointing
result anytime I try to sew, or even
dig a proper hole for a new tree.
Clearly, I am creatively and physically
But that hardware store man could
help me; I know he could. And, one
day, when the cause is desperate and
I have even less to lose, I could kidnap
him or someone just like him.
If that happens, you'll know why.
And if they ask you to be on the jury,
I hope you'll say "yes" because you,
too, have failed at projects before and
yet never lost the hope that a new one
They call that living, I think.

- C

A-3 TacoTimes April 4,2012

To respond to Medicaid bill's passage

FAC says 'all options' are being considered

Continued from page 1
be obligated to pay claims for
which they are not responsible.
To that end, I have pledged to
the counties that AHCA and
my staff will work diligently
with them to certify that any
billings for which counties are
charged are accurate and valid.
Starting this week, AHCA will

Editor's Note: The following
letter was sent to local candidates
inviting them to a "meet the
candidates" event on April 10.
Dear Sir / Ma'am:
Taylor County's veterans
organizations would like to
invite you to participate in
"Meet the Candidates Night" at
the Perry Theatre (118 E. Park
Street) on April 10 from 7-8:30
As veterans and educators,
we would like to encourage

How can ALF

residents be

protected from


Continued from page 2
obligated to report its action
to any governmental entity, no
matter the circumstances or the
frailty of the resident.
How can ALF residents
be protected? We need to
pass legislation providing
basic due process to ALF
residents, including the ability
to challenge a proposed
relocati.Qm,,iin a,neutral1,forum ,.
and the requirement that a 45-"
day written notice be handed to
the resident, and documented
as being given. Establish
standards for the appropriate
relocation of residents, such as
changes in medical condition,
failure to pay, and behavioral
changes necessitating a
different setting. Require the
ALF to notify the Ombudsman
Program of any notice issued
and permit a representative of
the local ombudsman council
to meet with the resident and
work with the administrator to
resolve the issue, if possible
and appropriate.
These recommendations
will protect ALF residents
from inappropriate evictions,
allowing residents to seek
redress of any concerns about
their care and quality of life
without fear of retaliation.
If you would like to work
with us to better the lives of
all long-term care facility
residents, please contact 1-888-
831-0404 or visit ombudsman.
myflorida.com to find out how
you can volunteer. If you do not
have the time to commit to the
program, urge your legislators
to support positive changes
for ALF residents, including
protection from arbitrary
Jim Crochet
State Ombudsman
Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program

be traveling to all 67 counties to
discuss all open issues with the
billing process.
"Further, I will be inviting
representatives from the
counties to meet with AHCA
and my staff to discuss how
the other provisions of the bill
related to county billing will be
implemented. I am committed
to ensure the process is fair and
collaborative and that adequate

our high school student body,
especially the students in
TCHS JROTC and student
government, to become aware
of their right to have a voice in
their government.
Each candidate will receive
three minutes to speak to the
assembly. There will be a small
presentation by the supervisor
of elections.
After the comments, we
encourage the candidates to
stay and meet with the students
and the public. Yes, this event

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due diligence is performed
before billings are certified."
Following the signing, FAC
released a strongly-worded
statement condemning the
governor's action, adding that it
was considering "all" options in
how to respond to the new law.
"To say that we're
disappointed would be an
understatement. This bill
represents the worst kind of

is open to the public. Bring
your "change"--the concession
stand will be open at the
We would appreciate your
attendance and ask that you
RSVP by April 5 so we may
plan the evening out so that
everyone gets an opportunity
to speak. Please RSVP to
johndevillez@aol.com or (850)
Colonel (R) John DeVillez
Lifetime VFW Member


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April 14, 2012
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April 28, 2012
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May 12, 2012
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May 12, 2012
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body blow to taxpayers. Rather
than correcting Tallahassee's
error-ridden Medicaid billing
system, HB 5301 codifies it and
leaves local taxpayers with the
bill," FAC said.
"While we appreciate the
governor's commitment to
certify accurate billings, the
bottom line is that HB 5301
makes those errors the law of
the land, leaving taxpayers on
the hook for Tallahassee's multi-
million dollar accounting mess.
This bill represents the very worst
in bureaucratic inefficiency and
serves as a splendid example
of what taxpayers resent about
"Local taxpayers shouldn't
pay for Tallahassee's accounting
errors--and to ensure that they
do not, we are considering all
of our options. In the coming
weeks, we will consult with our
members to determine the best
course of action for Florida's
communities and taxpayers."
According to Florida law,
counties are responsible for 35
percent of bills for extended

hospital stays (days seven to 45)
accrued by Medicaid patients
who are residents of that county,
regardless of where in the state
they receive treatment. (HB
5301 extended the county's
responsibility to begin at day
seven instead of day 11.)
Under the implementation
language being considered
on the state level before the
governor's statements, counties
would have the option to pay 85
percent of its Medicaid backlog
and give up a chance to contest

the bills, or pay 100 percent and
keep the option of going to an
administrative hearing to contest
the legitimacy of the billings.
The money owed would be
withheld from the county's
revenue sharing funds from the
HB 5301 passed 73-36 in
the House and 23-17 in the
Senate. Rep. Leonard Bembry
and Sen. Charles Deans, who
represent Taylor County in the
Legislature, both voted against
the bill.

Calling all writers

The Friends of the Taylor
County Public Library's sixth
annual Short Story Contest is
accepting entries from local
The contest includes three
age categories: youth (grades
5 and below), student (grades
6-12) and adult. The first place
story in each category will win
$100 and second place will

receive $50.
The deadline is Friday, May
18. The contest is open to all
Taylor County Public Library
cardholders. The entry fee is
$5. Stories must be unpublished
and under 2,500 words. Content
should be kept to a "family
friendly" level.
A complete list of rules is
available at the library.

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SNAP into Spring?

Adam Trent Pridgeon, Cassidy Shannon Stephens

In June 16 wedding

Stephens, Pridgeon to marry

Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Stephens, and the Rev.
and Mrs. Eddie Pridgeon, announce the
engagement and approaching marriage of their
children, Cassidy Shannon and Adam Trent.
Both are Taylor County High School
graduates. The bride-to-be is currently pursuing
a degree in visual impairment. She is the
granddaughter of Jane Stephens, the late Rufus
Stephens, Margaret Brook and the late Raymond
The prospective groom earned a Bachelor of

Science degree in criminology from Florida State
University. He is the grandson of Ida Mae
Pridgeon, the late Berlin Pridgeon, and the late
Herbert and Lena Murphy.
The couple will be married Saturday, June 16,
2012, at 4 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of
Perry. A reception will immediately follow at the
Catholic Parish Hall.
Out-of-town invitations will be issued to the
wedding. All friends and family members are
cordially invited to attend.

Athena Baptist Church

Presents: "The King is Comingl"
Join us Sunday, April 8, 2012, and
celebrate Easter with a beautiful cantata
performed by the Athena Baptist Church
Choir directed by Roger Ezell, and
message brought by our Pastor, Brother
David McMullen. Dinner on the grounds
and an Easter egg hunt will follow the
worship service. '\
Sunday School begins at 10 am
Worship Service begins at 11 am

Athena Baptist Church 10060 Josh Ezell Grade ~ Perry, FL 32348

Taylor County
Medical Association ,
Dr. T. Fletcher
& Dr. M. Owens
will be conducting a DISCOUNT

The Taylor County Veterinary Medical Association has
CLINIC donated more than $7,300 to Helping Hands of the Shelter

to benefit
Helping Hands of the Shelter
Saturday, April 7th
9 a.m.- 12 noon
Perry Connections parking lot
(formerly Jackson's Furniture)
Flea Control and Heartworm Prevention is available for
purchase. Free routine worming with vaccinations.
Catbmust be in careers and dogs on leashes.

1 Year $15.00
3 Year $20.00
Bordetella $8.00
HeartwormTest $15.00
Nail Trim $5.00

1 Year- $10.00
3 Year $20.00
FELV $12.00
1 Year $8.00
3 Year $12.00

Two vets on site... minimal waiting.

It's time again for SNAP's
spring plant sale, and the many
varieties are listed below.
Connie Gibson, who works
with the Special Needs Adult
Program at Taylor Technical
Institute, suggests that you call
838-2545 or email her at
"if there are any you are
interested in."
And how can you resist?
Daylilies range from $1 to $4
while pink-blooming begonias
are $3; canna lilies (with
orange blooms) are $2 while
ferns range from $3 to $10.
Peace lilies are $4;
ornamental peppers are just a
dollar; and spider plants begin
at $1 and go up to $6.
"We have lace bark elm trees
for $1 and cast iron plant for
the same amount. Border grass
is also $1 as are sycamore
trees," she added.
Privet tree (for a tree or a
hedge) sells for $3 while
yellow roses are $1-$2. Larger
crepe myrtle varieties are $12
while the young plants sell for
$1. Double impatiens are $2

Bake sale benefits
Special Olympics
Taylor County Special
Olympics urges you to let their
good cooks do your Easter
baking this year!
The third annual bake sale
will be held at Capital City
Bank and also Citizens State
Bank on Good Friday, April 6,
beginning at 9 a.m.
All funds raised go to local
Special Olympics.

Friday, April 20
Monticello Opera House
7:00 p.m. $30

The Cobb Brothers.
and the return of the
King Possum After-Party


and loquat trees are $3. The
green thumbs even have
Christmas cactus (variety of
colors) from $2 to $4, and one
young magnolia for $1.
Eucalyptus trees are also
offered; the young trees are $1.
Lily of the Nile plants are $2


Kayla Beasley

and ivy is $1. Chinese lantern
plants are also a dollar, along
with some young rose plants
(pale yellow). Mini pink roses
cost $2.
"Give us a try," said Gibson.
"We appreciate your support."

Beasley to


July 29-30
Kayla Beasley, daughter of
Rodney and Lawanda Beasley
and a junior at Taylor County
High School, has been chosen
as a state finalist for the
National American Miss
The event is slated for July
29-30 in Jacksonville at the
Wyndham Jacksonville
Riverwalk Hotel.

Taylor County
Special Olympics
3rd Annual

Bake Sale
Cakes, Pies, Cookies, etc..

Sponsors: Capital City Bank, Sandy Toes Red Hat Society,
Employees of Dr. Diane Schlick, Citizens State Bank

Saturday, April 21
All Day Pass only $15
(Before day of event only $10)
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Felicia Nicole
Felicia Nicole "Nicki"
Whitfield, 27, died Sunday,
April 1, 2012.
A lifelong resident of Perry,
an Avon representative and a
member of Crosspoint Baptist
Survivors include: her
mother, Felicia T. ( Rusty)
Davis of Perry, and her father,
Billy (Molly) Whitfield of
Perry; four brothers, Houston
Whitfield, Austin Whitfield,
Cody Davis and Cody
Nabakowski, all of Perry; one
sister, Brooke Davis of Perry;
maternal grandparents, Freddie
Tuten, Deloris Ratliff, Alan and
Dorothy Davis, all of Perry;
paternal grandparents, Don L,
and Jane Whitfield of Perry;
paternal great-grandparent,
Erma Lahr of Cape Coral;
maternal uncle, Chris Tuten of
Jacksonville; paternal uncle
and aunt, Lynn and Carroll
Lyles of Perry; best friend,
Krista Vann of Perry; and a host
of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be

Thursday, April 5, at 10 a.m. at
Crosspoint Baptist Church.
Family members will receive
friends today, April 4, from 5
until 8 p.m. at Beggs Funeral
Home Chapel which is in
charge of arrangements.

Amy E. Samson
Amy E. Samson
Amy E. Samson, 41, who
was born in Perry, died Friday,
March 23, 2012, in Easley, S.C.
After graduation she served
in the U.S. Navy for nine years
and then worked for Michelin
Tires in South Carolina for 10
A memorial service was held


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on March 26 in Greenville, S.C.
Survivors include: her
mother, Karen Samson of
Easley, S.C.; her father, Willie
Samson of Perry; step-mother,
Elizabeth Carlton Samson of
Perry; one sister, Lynn King of
Perry; friend of 17 years, Chris
Richeda of Easley, S.C.
Connie Croft
Connie Croft, 63, died
Thursday, March 29, 2012, at
Capital Regional Medical
A homemaker and a Baptist,
she was a longtime resident of
Taylor County, coming from
Trenton. She was the daughter
of Sam Croft Sr. and Dorothy
She was preceded in death by
her parents and three brothers,
Tommy Croft, Sam Croft Jr.
and Bobby Wayne Croft.
Survivors include: two sons,
Michael (Lorie) Sands of
Buckville, and Sheldon
(Tammy) Sands of Perry; one
brother, Chris (Danyell) Croft
of Perry; one sister, Sharon
Croft; four grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren and a host

of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held
Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home Chapel
which was in charge of
Family members received
friends one hour prior to the

Dorothy Jean
Dorothy Jean Harris, 69, died
Saturday, March 31, 2012. She
was the daughter of Francis
Gilliard and Vivian Laricy.
Coming from Tampa she was
a longtime resident of Perry, a
homemaker and attended the
Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by
her parents.
Survivors include: lifelong
companion, Steve Anderson of
Perry; three sons, David Emory
of Perry, Don Emory of Alma,
Ga., and Sam Emory of Fort
Morgan, Colo.; three daughters,
Diane Carpenter of Lake City,
Debbie Wallace of Lake City
and Angel DeRoide of Spring
Hill; one brother, Douglas

Gilliard of Tallahassee; 17
grandchildren; 18 great
grandchildren; and one great
great grandchild.
Graveside services will be
today, April 4, at 10 a.m. at
Shiloh Cemetery.
Family members received
friends the evening of Tuesday,
April 3, from 6 until 8 p.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home Chapel.
Henry E. Bolden Sr.
Henry E. Bolden Sr., died
Saturday, March 31, 2012. A
native and lifelong resident of
Perry, Mr. Bolden retired from
Sportcraft after 35 years of
Survivors include: his wife,
Sonya Bolden; three sons,
Henry Ellis Bolden Jr., Rashad
Bolden and Turner Bobby
(Marcedes) Pridgeon, all of
Perry; one daughter, Vicky
Bolden of Perry; parents,
Bennie Ruth Jones and Dan
Louis Bolden; three brothers,
Jackie Bolden of Tallahassee,
Bennie Bolden and Peter
Bolden, both of Perry; one
sister, Jackie Watkins of Perry;
13 grandchildren; and seven

Services will be held
Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at
Potter's House Ministry with
interment in Springhill
Cemetery. Family members
will receive friends the evening
of Friday, April 6, from 5 until
7 p.m. at Trinity Funeral Home.
Debby Day
Debby Day, 55, died
Thursday, March 29, 2012, at
her home in Day where she
had lived for more than 20
years. She and husband Sam
(who preceded her in death)
owned Armadillo Construction.
A Christian, she was also a real
estate broker and secretary for
the Elks Lodge.
Survivors include: her father,
Orville (Catherine) Howard of
High Springs; a sister, Pamela
H. (Jeff) Goldberg, Evanston,
Ill.; and numerous friends.
A memorial service will be
held at her home (4221 N CR
53, Day) Thursday, April 5, at
1:30 p.m. Donations may be
made to the American Cancer
Society, P.O. Box 22718,
Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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New Home Baptist Church
invites everyone to SonRise
Worship at 7:30 a.m. on Easter
Sunday, but don't leave then!
Worship continues at 10 a.m.
and concludes at 10:50 a.m.
but don't leave then! The
children's and adults' Easter
musicals will follow at 11 a.m.
There is no Sunday School
or evening worship.
Pastor Chuck Dugan invites
everyone in the community to

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First Baptist cantata


The First Baptist Church will present its Easter cantata Saturday,
April 7, at 6 p.m. urging worshippers to "Remember Where the
Past Ends and Forever Begins."
The community is invited to attend. "On the eve of Calvary, at
His last supper with His beloved disciples, Jesus tells them several
times to remember. All throughout scripture, the fathers of our
faith built altars as a sign of something God had done. It's
important to remember seminal moments in our lives. It's why we
celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. It's why we
celebrate The Lord's Table. It is our prayer that you will
experience this story with a new awareness, a new poignancy, a
new appreciation for the manifestation of the love of God found in
the person of Jesus Christ."
For additional information, please contact the office at 584-
7066. The church is located at 102 N. Center St.

EA4te prompts music, celebrations in area churches

Stone Family sings at Mt. Gilead
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church will be having special music by the
Stone Family on Easter Sunday. The Stone Family is a Bluegrass
group with a Celtic sound including Mike and Julia Stone as well
as their three daughters.
There will be no Sunday School. Worship will begin at 10:30
a.m. followed by dinner on the grounds. The church's annual
Easter egg hunt will follow. Everyone is cordially invited.
'Calvary's Love'
On Easter Sunday the adult choir of First Presbyterian Church
will present "Calvary's Love" (written and arranged by Greg
Nelson, Tom Fettke and Phill McHugh) during the 11 a.m. worship
"Calvary's Love" reminds all that a young, poor carpenter was
tortured and killed one day nearly 2000 years ago in a land that
was, and still is, known for hatred and war. It causes one to
wonder, "How is it that millions of people` ave based their deepest
faith on what happened to Him just outdie Jerusalem on a dusty
rock pile called Calvary? Why have they surrendered their very
existence to this man called Jesus?"
And then the cantata answers the question: "It is because they,
like so many of us today, have become convinced that this was
God's Son...driven up that hill not by the lashes of whips or the
kicks of soldiers' boots, but by His love. This musical focuses on
that love which has spanned countless generations."
Pastor Larry D. Neal and Director Rayma Ball invite everyone
to come hear this "beautiful testament to 'Calvary's Love.'"
An early service will also be held at the church at 8 a.m. with a
shared breakfast. On Thursday at 7 p.m., the church will gather for
Maundy Thursday services. :

The community is invited to all.
'The King is Coming!'
The Athena Baptist Church Choir will present the cantata, "The
King Is Coming!" on Easter Sunday, April 8, under the direction of
Roger Ezell. A message will follow by Pastor David McMullen.
Then "dinner on the grounds" will be shared, while an Easter egg
hunt caps off the day's festivities. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m.,
worship at 11. The church is located at 10060 Josh Ezell Grade.
Easter egg hunt today!
Lakeside Baptist Church will hold an Easter Egg Hunt today,
April 4, at 5:30 p.m. The invitation for all is, "Come, bring the
children and enjoy the fellowship!"
Holy Week services continue
The Rev. Larry Neal, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will
lead the Holy Week service at First United Methodist Church on
Thursday at 6:45 a.m. Music will be presented by the church choir.,
On Friday, the Rev. Steven McHargue of First Baptist Church
will lead services at 6:45, with music by the church choir.
The Methodist Church will observe Maundy Thursday with a
special service at 7 p.m. at the church. A sunrise service is planned
for 7:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday in the courtyard, followed by
Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. "Come join us if you don't have a
church home," urges Pastor James Taylor.
Good Friday service planned
There will be a Good Friday service at New Bethel Baptist
, Church from noon until 3 p.m. at the church located at 1100.,West
Dundee Street. The Rev. Roosevelt Knight invites everyone to

Episcopals observe Maundy Thursday
On Maundy Thursday, April 5, St. James Episcopal Church will
hold a service of holy communion and preparation of the Altar of
Repose at 7 p.m.
On Good Friday, the Stations of the Cross with holy communion
will be observed at 12:15 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.
On Easter Sunday, a sunrise service and. celebration of holy
communion is planned at 7:45 a.m. in the field behind George Port
Hall. Breakfast will follow. The regular 10 a.m. service will
include the sacrament of baptism and holy communion. An Easter
egg hunt and covered dish luncheon will follow the 10 a.m.

In the midst of Easter activities, youth

stage sale and church prepares dinners

Youth stage
yard sale
/ Calvary Baptist youth will
hold a huge yard sale Saturday,
April 7, from 8 a.m. until 12
noon inside the Union Hall at

the corner of Plantation Road
and Old Dixie Highway.
Three storage units are
sorted, priced and ready to sell
with televisions, a dryer,
electronics, household
furniture, home decor, toys,

Cards of Thanks
The family of W.M. "Mike" Lundy would to extend our sincere
gratitude and appreciation for your love and support during this
most difficult time.
Thank you for the prayers, thoughts, calls, food dishes and
flowers. A family suffering the loss of a loved one never fully
grasps the impact that person made on others. Although we must
move on, we will never forget our community's support.
We would like to give a special thank you to Joe P. Bums
Funeral Home, Doctors' Memorial Hospital emergency medical
services and emergency room staff, the employees and staff of
Marshall Health Care, South House Home Furnishings, the Taylor
County Sheriff's Office, the Perry Police Department, the City of
Perry Fire Department and Taylor County Fire Rescue.
Rhonda Lundy
Michael and Ashley Lundy
Brian and Jamie Lundy

San Pedro Baptist Church
Rodney Watts, pastor 4420 San Pedro Rd.

Sunday School 10 am
Worship Service 11 am

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seats and more offered.
All proceeds will go to
summer camp expenses. Your
support is appreciated.
Fish dinners
for sale Friday
Stewart Memorial A.M.E.
Church will offer fried fish
dinners on Friday, April 6, at 11
The $10 cost includes two
sides (choose from grits, baked
beans, cole slaw or potato
salad) as well as bread and


Egg hunt set
A community-wide Easter
Egg Hunt is planned Saturday,
April 7, at Buckeye Park at
10:30 a.m.
This event is sponsored by
New Home Baptist Church and
Southside Baptist Church,

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Taylor County High School Football Signingsi

Taylor County High School senior Jalan Jackson, center, signs a four-year football
scholarship with Bethel University in Tennessee. Joining him at the signing were his
parents, Shenna Brown, left, and Keith Jackson.

Taylor County High School quarterback Eli Grambling signs a football scholarship to
attend Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Joining him for the signing ceremony were his
parents, Scott and Sara Grambling, and brother, Evan.

TCMS defeats Suwannee 11-10

Blanco drives home winning runs on last strike

Noah Blanco hit a last inning
two-out, two-strike pitch for
a double here Friday to drive
in the tying and winning runs
in Taylor County Middle
School's 11-10 victory over
The score went back and
forth throughout the game but
Suwannee added 5 runs in the
top of the seventh to take a 10-9
In the bottom of the seventh
Suwannee got the first two
TCMS batters out before
issuing three straight walks
setting up Blanco's heroics--a
hard shot down the left field

line to end the game.
Taylor County was led at
the plate by Zachary Fike 3-3
(double), Landon Byrd 3-3
(double), Blanco 1-3 (double),
Wyatt Russell 1-3 and Tanner
Hammock 1-1.
The Bulldogs pitching duties
were handled by Hammock.
Fike, Henry Blue and Russell.
"Every player on the team
contributed to the victory,"
TCMS Coach Jimmy Mincy
said. "Zach Fike came in and
pitched great. Landon Byrd had
three hits and hit the ball just
like we have been expecting all
year and Grayson Hicks made

an outstanding diving catch in
the outfield."
In another contest last week
in Tallahassee the Bulldogs
defeated Florida High for the
second time this season.
Fike got the start for the
'Dogs giving up just one run
and four hits while striking out
10 batters. Hathcock came on in
relief in the final inning to retire
the last two batters and preserve
the win.
The Bulldogs played errorless
ball on defense with catcher
Sean Patterson making a diving
bare-handed catch in the final
inning to help end a possible
Seminole rally. .
1? I At fnph the' p Dogsv were
led by Russell 3-4, Caleb
Wentworth 2-3, Patterson 2-3
and Fike 1-3. Cole Wentworth

also had a big at-bat for TCMS strong outing for the Bulldogs
late in the game picking up a on the mound.
sacrifice RBI. "Coach Carl Sadler has been
Mincy said Fike had another working with the pitchers all

year and this game was a result
of the hard work put in by him
and the entire pitching staff,"
the coach said.

Taylor athletes impress

during Chiles Invitational

The Taylor County High
track team produced several
impressive performances at
the Chiles Invitational Meet
Saturday in Tallahassee.
Ashley 'Giacomucci placed'
fourth in the high jump with
a leap of 5-0 feet. She also
finished second in the triple

jump with a jump of 35-7 300 hurdles with a time of 41.9

Melanie Jackson placed
fifth in the 100 meter
hurdles with a time of 19.0
Luke Kallschmidt was sixth
in the 110 hurdles with a time
of 16.35 seconds and fifth in the

The boys 4x100 relay team i
finished fifth. Members of
that team were-Jalan Jackson. a
Deshon Tuck, Alladin,Anadrews- ..,l
and Luke Kallschmidt.
Deanna .Crowley placed
seventh in the 300 hurdles.


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The Steinhatchee Community
Projects Board will host its
llth Annual Steinhatchee
Community Fishing
Tournament on Saturday, April
21, in Steinhatchee.
Monetary prizes will be
awarded for 1st and 2nd place
grouper, redfish and trout. Also,
prizes will be awarded for the
largest sheepshead and the most
spots on redfish.
Weigh-in this year will be at
the Steinhatchee Community
Center only. Tickets and more
information are available
from: Keaton Beach Marina,
(850-578-2897); River Haven
Marina, (352-498-0709); Sea
Hag Marina, (352-498-3008);
The Tackle Outlet in Jena, (352-
498-5424); Casey's Cove, (352-

498-1061); or Jean Ridgeway,
Local merchants and
organizations have contributed
some great raffle prizes this
year. Drawings will begin
around 5 p.m. after the weigh-in.
A special $5 raffle is being held
for a Model 1897 Winchester 12
gauge shotgun. This gun is in
very nice condition for its age,
and is on display at The Tackle
Outlet in Jena.
This fishing tournament is the
projects board's main money
raising event. The money helps
fund our scholarships for our
seniors in both Taylor and Dixie
High Schools and provides
maintenance money for the
Steinhatchee Community
Center and other local projects.

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A-8 Taco Times April 4, 2012

From United Way

Sp. Olympics, Refuge House

also weathering funding cuts

Continued from page 1
chair of the local allocation
committee. "The last four or
five years we had $70,000 to
allocate and this year we had
"The applicants we had
in, they had wind of that, so
we didn't get $70,000 worth
of requests, but we had over
$50,000. So there was still
$30,000 of very worthwhile
causes that (were turned down)."
He pointed out that two of
the six agencies which received
funding from the county's
donation last year did not
this year: the Boys and Girls
Club of North Central Florida
and Taylor County Special
Three of the other four
also saw reductions in their
allocation from the previous
Taylor County Senior
Citizens Center saw one of
the biggest cuts, receiving
$4,384 this year, down from
$22,000. Taylor County Refuge
House received $7,000, down
from $12,000. Taylor County
Leadership Council, which
administers the local food bank
program, received $7,000,
down from $10,000. The Early
Learning Coalition, which was
the only agency not to be cut
this year, received $2,000.
Last year, the Boys and
Girls Club received $22,000
and Taylor County Special
Olympics received $2,000.
"Back in the summer, when
we allocated United Way
dollars, the Boys and Girls
Club--at that time--had an issue
of whether they were going to
have to pay for busing for the
kids from the schools to their
facility," Barton explained.
"They had requested money for
that and we gave them...about
$20,000 for that.
"As it turned out, that never
happened and they didn't
have to pay for that, so we felt
like:::they had already received
extra money for this year, so
the total amount of money they
received between United Way
and the county was just about
the same. It just came two
different ways.
"Then we looked at the other
agencies," Scott continued.
"When we as an allocation team
look at either the six agencies
we listen to here or the 20 that
we listen to for United Way, the
children and the elderly are the
areas we look at first.
"When we allocated these
funds, the way we tried to look

at it this year was, what are the
areas that don't make life better,
but make life possible. We felt
Special Olympics was a great
thing, but that's something
that makes life better, whereas
the senior services and the
Leadership Council, those are
areas that make life possible."
"We want to thank you,"
United Way Campaign
Associate Glenda Hamby told
the commissioners. "We hope
that this fall, when you begin
your budgeting process, we'll
be able to receive more dollars
because it all stays right here."
Prior to 2006, the county
commission directly funded
local service organizations such
as the Boys & Girls Club and
Taylor County Senior Citizens
Center. That year, however, the
amount of requests fielded by
the commission was $223,000,
almost double the $113,000 in
disbursements from the prior
fiscal year.
During budget discussions
that year, commissioners
decided to instead make one
lump sum donation to United
Way and let a citizen allocation
committee determine where to
disburse the funds.
They ultimately gave the
United Way $85,000 for
the 2006-07 fiscal year. The
county also funded the Perry-
Taylor County Chamber
of Commerce $15,000 that
year. (Commissioners cut the
chamber from their budget in
Subsequently, the county
gave the United Way $82,450
for 2007-08, $82,450 for 2008-
09, $70,000 for 2009-10 and
$70,000 for 2010-11.

Continued from page 1
substances. We collected all of
the items and they are being
stored in our evidence section.
Once they reach disposal
status, we will dispose of them
Business owners who were
not in compliance with the new
law were sent letters informing
them that if they are found
to be selling the substances
once again in the future,
they will face suspension of
their business licenses, Cruse
"We have seen an increase in

Several of this year's Moon Pie sweethearts gathered for a photo following Friday's pageant. They will join Moon
Pie Princess Destin Brown and her court in handing out free Moon Pies Saturday during the 10th annual Florida
State Bluegrass Festival.

Free Moon Pies Saturday at festival!

Continued from page 1
Bodiford and Makyla Walker.
Gantz and Bodiford also
received trophies for having the
most ad sales for the pageant
"This was the largest group
of contestants we've had for the
pageant and we are thrilled to
see it grow," Coordinator Dawn
Taylor said.
"The girls had a great time.
Our program is a little different
in that we make sure that all
the girls are recognized and
showcased, and we'd like to
keep it that way. Moon Pie

Incorporated has been extremely
pleased with our efforts here,"
she added.
The Moon Pie Princess, her
court and sweethearts will be
special guests at this weekend's
Florida State Bluegrass Festival.
On Saturday, they will be
handing our free Moon Pies
to the audience from 1-2 p.m.
Later in the afternoon, they
will be introduced on stage by
headliners The Grascals.
Friday's program opened
with contestants sharing "what
bluegrass means to me" by
donning their favorite bluegrass
Later, they returned to the
stage in eveningwear and
answered the question "What is

your favorite Moon Pie?"
The answers ranged from
strawberry to mint with a few
notable exceptions... one young
girls responded by saying "My
favorite Moon Pie is-all of
them!" while another said, "My

favorite Moon Pie is definitely
Gil Williams served as
emcee for the event and Taylor
County's 2011 Moon Pie
Princess Brandi Bass helped
crown the new winner.

medical calls for exposure to
these chemicals. The day we did
the sweep through the stores,
two students at one school
were taken to the emergency
room after smoking this
He related that one individual
they came in contact with
during the sweep shared how a
relative "was put on a respirator
for a month" after smoking the
synthetic drug.
"Residents need to be aware
that not only is it illegal to sell
the substances, it is also illegal
to be in possession of them
as well. You can be charged,"
Cruse said.

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13 represent Taylor Co. at 58th

annual livestock show & sale

Taylor County 4-H won the Group Herdsman Award (steer) at the 58th annual
North Florida Livestock Show & Sale.

4-H'ers representing Taylor County at the annual show and sale included, left to
right, Janae Murphy, Stephanie Arnold, Emily Arnold and Aucilla Slaughter.

winners at tne snow incluaea, iert to rignt,
Lilliott and Hayden Lilliott.

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the overall Junior Beef
Showmanship Award. Lesha,
Hunter and Jade Fletcher
also brought home the steer
herdsman group award.
Other show awards received
included: Janae Murphy earning
the individual Swine Herdsman
Award and Taylor County 4-H
receiving the Group Herdsman
Emily Arnold received the
Senior Project Book award for
her swine project book. The
Taylor County Senior Judging
team made up of Janae Murphy,
Emily Arnold and Stephanie
Arnold placed first overall in
the Livestock Judging contest
and Stephanie Arnold also
placed second overall as the

The team of Hunter Fletcher,
Lesha Fletcher, Jade Fletcher
and Haley Osteen placed first
overall in the Junior Livestock
Judging division, and Hunter
Fletcher placed third overall
for the individual judging
The show participants would
like to give a special thanks to
all the sponsors of the swine and
The sponsors provide
financial incentives to help
offset the expenses of the
The live auction was the
culmination of the four-day
event and it was held on
Thursday night.

County Extension Agent III
They clipped, groomed
and prepared their animals
as they were getting ready to
show them for the 58th annual
North Florida Livestock Show
& Sale.
More than 100 youth from
surrounding counties took part
in the show and sale held in
Madison Feb. 20-23.
Thirteen 4-H youth from
Taylor County were among
the participants preparing their
animals to show.
The show is organized
to provide an opportunity
for youth to raise and care
for livestock, present them
before judges for competition
and then sell them at a live
The goal of the 4-H livestock
program is to use live animals
to develop youth. Youth
learn about agriculture and
livestock production and
develop an appreciation for the
livestock industry, but the main
objective is to teach youth life
The experience of youth
owning and working with
animals, being responsible
for their care, health and
growth, record keeping on their
animal, feeding, grooming,
exhibiting them in a competitive
environment and recruiting
sponsors for their project is a
tremendous character building
The livestock show kicked off
Monday night with the swine
show. Swine weight classes
ranged from 220 to 290 pounds.
Senior 4-H'er Janae Murphy
placed second in her class,
receiving a blue ribbon and
Haley Osteen placed third
with her pig, receiving a blue
Other winners in the swine
show were: Makenzie Cannon,
placing fifth with a red ribbon;
Rylee Hudson, placing fifth
with a red ribbon; Hunter
Fletcher, placing fifth with a
red ribbon; Aucilla Slaughter,
placing fifth with a red ribbon;
Clara Lilliott, placing fifth with
a red ribbon; Taylor Lilliott,
placing fifth with a red ribbon;
Emily Arnold, placing fifth with
a red ribbon; Hayden Lilliott,
placing sixth with a red ribbon;
and Stephanie Arnold, placing
eighth, receiving a red ribbon.
Haley Osteen and Makenzie
Cannon received callbacks and
were among the finalists for the
swine showmanship award in
their age division.
Three Taylor County 4-H'ers
took part in the Steer Show
on Wednesday night. Hunter
Fletcher placed second in the
fat steer division with her steer
weighing in at 1,210 pounds.
Jade Fletcher also placed fourth
with her 1,120-pound fat steer
and Lesha Fletcher placed sixth
overall for her 1,125-pound
Jade Fletcher also won

The Taylor County Senior Judging Team made up of
Janae Murphy, Emily Arnold and Stephanie Arnold placed
first overall in the Livestock Judging contest

.1 1

Rylee Hudson, right, is shown during the swine show

The Lilliotts--Taylor, Clara and Hayden--were all
winners in the swine show division.

(L to r) Hayley Osteen, Rylee Hudson and Hunter
Fletcher each received awards.

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Taylor County 4-H won the Group Herdsman Award (swine) at the 58th annual North Florida Livestock Show &

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Jade Fletcher won the overall Junior Beef Showmanship

B-2 Taco Times. April 4, 2012

The deadlines for classified ads are Monday by 5
p.m. for the Taco Times and Wednesday by 5 p.m.
for the Perry News- Herald.

Small ads...big deals!

What Comes Around Goes Around
Boutique 117 East Green Street -
High end quality, name brand second
hand clothes & much more. We have
clothing for everyone, infants, kids,
teens, men and women. We are open
Tuesday-Friday 1
0-6, Saturday10-3 and Sunday
andMonday closed; 584-5599.
WGACA, tfn

Five family yard sale. Saturday, 8 a.m.
until, 2305 Golf Course Rd. Baby items,
furniture, children's clothes, dolls and
much more.
04/04 04/06

FOR GIVE AWAY. Old upright piano,
looks good, padded bench. Yours for
the taking. Call (850) 584-2912
04/04 04/13

John Hiltons Shirts and More. We will
be at the Bluegrass Festival this
weekend. Hope to see you there. 50/50
drawing for TCHS JROTC.
04/04 04/06

For sale: King size bedroom suite (dark
color), triple dresser, large chests of
drawers, headboard, brown fabric
couch, 3 wood bar stools, 2 metal
padded bar stools, white curio cabinet,
adjustable glass shelves, buffet and
hutch cabinet-tan-beige, 2 small
(whatnot) corner stands. Call 584-7997
after 6:00 p.m. M-F anytime on
03/30 04/04

Blooming now: Bridal wreath, Suzanne
Loropetalum, Red Ruffle Azalea, Tea
Olive. We have fruit, daylilies,
Camellias, Super Sagos, Japanese
Magnolias, screening hedges,
Coonties and other native plants. Abe
Whitfield, Turkey Roost Nursery 584-
03/14 04/06, DW

Metal and Junk
RC, tfn

Cash for junk cars and trucks. 7 days a
week. Call 386-658-1030 or 904-887-
02/08 05/04

Jack Russell puppies, 8 weeks old, 3
males, 2 females. $250, call 843-2909.
04/04 04/13

Free puppies. Beagle mix, small frame,
6 weeks old. Shots and wormed. Call
584-8035 or 843-0659.
04/04 04/13

2004 MH, Fleetwood 16X80, 3
bedroom, 2 bath, good condition.
Asking $19,800 all appliances and pole
too. Call 584-7031.
03/28 04-06

A 4 BD, 2BA, 32x80 on 3 acres Glover
Ct., Tallahassee. Low down $962 mo.
Owner has financing 352-303-8771.
TMH, tfn

4 BD, 2 BA, 2030 sq. ft. home on 3
acres 3.5% down $547 month. Nice
home 352-303-8771.
TMH, tfn

location on cul-de-sac on Pompano PI.
in Leisure Retreats; 2006 DWMH on 1
acre, 2BD/2BA with wkshp. plus 2 other
outbldgs; $69,900; Beach Realty 850-
578-2039 www.beachrealtyfla.com
03/23 04/04

3 bedroom, 1 bath house. Includes
stove, refrigerator, central air and heat.
References required, no pets, no
smokers. In safe neighborhood, call
04/04- 04/13

Nice furnished efficiency apartment for
rent. Utilities, satellite TV, and trash
collection provided. 1 or 2 quiet adults
only, no children, no pets. $150 per
week, plus $150 security deposit. Call
04/04 04/20

Taylor Storage Center. Retail
space/office 1,000 sq. ft. Located at
3498 Hwy. 19 South, Perry. Call (850)
TSC, tfn '.

Camper/RV spot for rent. On private
shaded land off North 19, 1 block
outside city limits. 30/50 amp service
includes water, sewer, cable and power
$300 monthly. Call (850) 843-0883.
03/21 03/30, JP

1 bedroom fully furnished apartment.
Utilities and cable included. $650
monthly or $165 weekly, $150 deposit.
No smoking, no pets.
Camp site for rent. Utilities and cable
included. $325 monthly, $85 weekly.
Call (850) 363-8196.
03/23 04/18

1 bedroom, fully furnished trailer for
rent in a nice quiet area. 1 adult only, no
children, no pets. $130 weekly $130
security deposit, utility and satellite TV
included. Call 584-2199.
03/16 04/25

Furnished 1 and 2 bedroom
apartments for rent $600 to $800.
Included with rent is full cable t.v.,
Internet, hot tub, one block, one block
to river and new boat landing. Call 352-
498-7740 if no answer 813-677-9640.

RV spot. Includes city water, sewage,
power and cable. Not in park, off US 98;
$350 per month. Call (727) 433-4514
02/08 03/30, JP

3 bedroom 2 bath trailer for rent. $525
per month, first month, $600 deposit,
and credit check required.
RV spot for rent. $325 per month,
includes water, electricity, garbage and
cable. Call 584-8885.
03/09 04/06

For rent. 1 bedroom 1 bath, second
story apartment near Keaton Beach.
$650 per month plus deposit, pets an
extra $25 per month, includes utilities.
Adults only, (850) 578-2356 leave
03/14 04/6

For rent. Very clean 2br/2 bath, 2005
double wide home with porch entrance,
$800 monthly. Home is situated on 2
shady acres, includes stove,
refrigerator, dishwasher and
washer/dryer hookups. Property
located at 2109 Hwy. 221 N, just
outside city limits. Deposit required with
references. Please call 838-5716.
03/14- 04/23

This beautifully remodeled spacious
one level Spanish style 3 bedroom, 3
bath house has a unique, open floor
plan with lots of glass, a formal
living/dining room, den with fireplace,
TV room, screened patio and 2 car
garage. $1,200 per month. Call (850)
CC, tfn

Westgate Rooms available for rent.
refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable,
AC/Heater. Everything included. $165
weekly, $40 daily, $595-$635 per
RV sites $20 daily, $100 weekly, $350
monthly. Tax included. 1627 S. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-299-6554.
LS, ftfn

Office space for lease. 224 N. Jefferson
Street. Will alter to suit. On-site parking.
Up to 2,000 sq. ft. $900 per month,
SAH Properties. Call (850) 656-6340.
KS, tfn

Room for rent in 3 bedroom mobile
home, full usage. Cable, washer, dryer,
kitchen. Off North 19 just outside City
limits $110 per week. Call (850) 843-
02/08 03/30, JP

Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from monthly $595
(required $45 deposit), $165 weekly or
$40 daily (tax included). 317 N. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-672-0973.
LS, tfn

--Under New Management --
2- 3 BR apartments available.
Special Move-In Pkg. Rent
based on income. Water/Gas
furnished. On-site Laundry.
Close to City/Water Parks,
Boys & Girls Club, and
Shopping Plazas. Public
Transportation available.
Call 850-584-6842.
TDD 711, EHO.
Section 8 Affordable Multifamily

Woodridge Apartments
Accepting applications for 1, 2, and 3
BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments. HUD vouchers
considered. Call 850-584-5668.709 W
. Church St., Perry, FL 32348 TDD 711.
"This institution is an equal opportunity
provider, and employer."
WA, tfn

FOR LEASE Immaculate 2/2, central
H/A, newly renovated w/new kitchen &
bath cabinets, counter tops, sinks,
furnished or unfurnished, covered
porches, no water or garbage fees.
Must see, better than most. Limit of,2
non-smoking adults only, no pets. $600(

monthly plus damage dep. 584-3681
PF, tfn

Small camper trailer, older but clean.
Good for one person, $100 weekly,
electric and water furnished. Call 584-

Land for Sale, 221 North between
Shiloh Church Rd. and Cairo Parker
Rd. 1 acre lots with paved roads. Owner
financing available. Please call (386)
658-1346 or (850) 584-7466.
EF, tfn

PRIME building location for custom
home Secluded, country living but
close to town, exclusive area on
Morgan-Whiddon Rd.; 7 to 9 acres For
Sale By Owner, day 850-578-2039 ext
114, eve. 850-578-2547
03/23 04/04

Motivated Seller! Make an offer!
2 bed/2 bath
Over 1,300 sq. ft.
Gas fireplace, hardwood floors, Pecky
Cypress (on some walls)
Only house on the block
Close to schools, parks, and
Asking $79,000
Call 850-843-3889
03/21- 04/13

Equipment Trailer, car or truck hauler
14' heavy duty all steel construction. 2
sets of ramps, double axle 2" bumper
pull $875. Call 850-843-0883
02/08 03/30, JP

2001 Toyota Camry, white with sun roof,
good condition! Call 584-8053 ask for
Tommy or Sherri, or Tommy at 854-
03/07 03/30

Buckeye Community Federal Credit
Director of Marketing and Business
Development: Buckeye Community
Federal Credit Union, a $68 million
credit union located in Perry, Florida, is
seeking a dynamic marketing and
business development professional to
join its team.
The successful candidate will help this
well poised credit union expand its
quality financial services, and be
responsible for the overall marketing
and business development of the credit
union. This role will be responsible for
identifying new members,
implementing a marketing strategy,
maintaining relationships with current
members and expanding services, and
playing an active role in community and
civic organizations to further network
and develop relationships for the credit
Three years experience in sales,
marketing and significant presentation
and relationship building in the financial
services industry a must. A bachelor's
degree in marketing or
communications preferred; work
experience may be substituted.
To learn more- about Buckeye
Community Federal Credit Union,
go to www.bcfcu.coop
Email your resume and salary
requirements to
cucareers@myleverage.com. EOE
03/14 04/11

Wanted-Full Time Director for ages 1
year to pre-k child care center. Send or
deliver resume to New Home Baptist
Church Office, 405 E. Hampton Springs
Ave., Perry, FL 32348, or e-mail to the
attention of Norma at:
04/04 04/13, NHBC

Bookkeeper/Staff Assistant wanted at
North Florida Community College. See
http://www.nfcc.edu for details.
04/04 04/20,

Pepsi Beverages Company
Part-time retail merchandiser needed
for weekends (approximately 12 hours),
starting pay $9.15 per hour. Must be 18
years or older and have drivers license,
reliable vehicle and proof of car
*insurance. Possibility of some weekday
hours. Must pass drug test and
background check. Apply on-line @
03/23 04/04

Wanted, breakfast cook, waitress,
morning dish washer, 2 experienced
cooks, 2 runners. No phone calls
please, will be seasonal, must be
dependable and have transportation.
21239 Keaton Beach Drive. Taking
applications until April 13, 2012.
03/28 04/06

Help wanted. Part-time sales person
with showroom work. Apply in person,
no phone calls. Badcock Home
Furniture & More.
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Taylor County Board of County
Mosquito Spraying Truck Driver
(Temporary Seasonal) $8.04/hr.
Applications and job description can be
obtained from
www.taylorcountygov.com MOBILE
CAREER LAB at Perry Square (Save-
A-Lot and Goodwill parking lot) on
Tuesday, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.; or Workforce.
Positions are open until filled. Taylor
County Board of Commissioners is an
EOE, VP, DT and background checking
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Part-time housekeeping position
available at The Sunset Place Resort
Condominiums in Steinhatchee,
Florida. Position is minimum of 16
hours per week and full-time (40 hours)
during scallop season. Please contact
the manager at Sunset Place via e-mail
at sunsetplaceresort@att.net or call


Insurance Agent- Outside Sales
Insurance agency looking for a
licensed (220) agent for the Taylor and
Leon County areas. Individual must be
driven, outgoing, detail & goal oriented,
disciplined, and passionate.
Competitive commission based income
with unlimited potential.
Please email resume to:
katieknight@weinsurefl.com or fax to:
03/30 04/04

Class-A CDL Flatbed Drivers
Home on the weekends!
All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)l
Lease to Own-No Money Down
CALL: 1-888-880-5916
03/30 04/04

Carpet, Vinyl and Repairs. Will beat all
prices. Call 850-838-9050. If no answer
please a leave message.
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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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Call today!
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Mitchell Trustee the holder of the
following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number, year
of issuance, description of the
property, and the names In which the
property was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number 989
Year of Issuance 2007
Description of Property:
Parcel Number R09965-578
The North 75 feet of Lots 9, 10 and 11,
of Block 80 of the Steinhatchee Sub-
Division as per plat on record in the
office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of
Taylor County, Florida. Recorded In
official records 491, page 128.
Name In which assessed Norman J.
Said property being in the County of
Taylor, State of Florida, Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed
according to law; the property
described shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door on the
16th day of April, 2012 at 11:00 o'clock
Dated this 12th day of March, 2012
Signature: Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida

CASE NO: 11-655 CA
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and If
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees and all
parties claiming an Intersest by,
through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all parties having
or claiming to r.ave, any right, rile or
interest in the property described In
the mortgage being foreclosed
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property:
Lots 1 and 2 of Block "J" of the HUGH
Town of Steinhatchee, Taylor County,
Florida, a map or plat of said HUGH J.
record In Plat Book 1, Page 85, in the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court,
Taylor County, Florida.
A portion of Lot 3, Block "J" of the
recorded In Plat Book 1, Page 95, of
the Public Record of Taylor County,
Florida, which portion of Lot 3 Is more
particularly described as follows:


Commence at a 4" x 4" concrete
monument marking the Northeast
corner of Lot 12, Block "H" of said
Thence North 11'21'18" West for a
distance of 32.10 feet to the North
Right-of-Way line of a 30 foot road
and South line of said Block "J",HUGH
North 80'32'17" West for a distance of
111.67 feet along said Right-of-Way
line and South line of said Block "J" to
the Point of Beginning of the herein
described lands. From said Point of
Beginning thence North 12'46'47" East
for a distance of 163 feet, more or
less, to the South line of a canal;
thence Southwesterly along said
South line of Canal 16 feet, more or
less, to the West line of the
aforementioned line Lot 3, Block "J";
thence South 09'57' 42" West for a
distance of 158 feet, more or less,
along said West line of Lot 3 to the
South line of said Block "J" and North
line of 30 foot road; thence South
8032'17" East for a distance of 6.7
feet, more or less, along said lines to
the Point of Beginning.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any, to it on
counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is
3010 North Military Trail, Suite 300,
Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on or
before April 26, 2012/(30)days from
Date of First Publication of this Notice)
and file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a defualt will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded In the complaint or
petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court at County, Florida, this 21 day of
March, 2012.
BY: Marti Lee, DC

(SEC 2-105 & 106) TAYLOR COUNTY
Notice is hereby given that the Board
of County Commissioners, Taylor
County, Florida, will hold a Public
Hearing to receive public Input and
to discuss and consider a request
from Main Street to amend the
County Budget for FY 2011/2012, to
include funding not to exceed
$15,000, for City/County Branding,
from a fund to be determined.
The Public Hearing will be held at the
Board of County Commission Meeting
Room, Taylor County Administrative
Complex, Old Postf Office Building,t
201 East Green Street In Perry, Florida,
at the regular Board meeting on
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 6:25 P.M.
All members of the public are
welcome to attend. Notice Is further
hereby given, pursuant to Florida
Statute 286.0105, that any person or
persons deciding to appeal any
matter considered at this Public
Hearing will need a record of the
hearing and may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings
Is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
DATED this 26th. day of March, 2012,
by ANNIE MAE MURPHY, Clerk of the
Circuit Court and Clerk of the Board
of County Commissioners of Taylor
County, Florida.


B-3 Taco Times April'4, 2012

Notice Is hereby given that the Board
of County Commissioners, Taylor
County, Florida, will hold a Public
Hearing regarding the passage of a
proposed Ordinance to amend
County Ordinances 92-5, 2005-4,
2007-10, and 2011-07, as Codified in
Chapter 66 of the Taylor County
Code of Ordinances, Article III Taylor
County Solid Waste Services Unit, In
the unincorporated area of the
County regarding the assessment of
hunting camps. The Public Hearing
shall be held at the Board of County
Commission Meeting Room, located
In the Taylor County Administrative
Complex, Old Post Office Building,

201 East Green St., Perry, Florida, at
the regular Board meeting on
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012, at 6:20 P.M.
The title of the proposed Ordinance
ORDINANCES 92-5, 2005-4, 2007-10,

The proposed Ordinance may be
inspected by the public at the office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court, located
in the Taylor County Courthouse,
Perry, Florida.
All members of the public are
welcome to attend. Notice Is further
hereby given, pursuant to Florida
Statute 286.0105, that any person or
persons deciding to appeal any
matter considered at this Public
Hearing will need a record of the
hearing and may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
DATED this 26th. day of March, 2012,

by ANNIE MAE MURPHY, Clerk of the
Circuit Court and Clerk to the Board
of County Commissioners of Taylor
County, Florida.

Lengl the holder- of the following
certificate has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be Issued thereon.
The certificate number, year of
issuance, description of the property,
and the names In which the property
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number 614
Year of Issuance 2005
Description of Property:

Parcel Number R06555-780
Lot 8, Block B of Gulf Highlands
Subdivision, a subdivision as per the
Plat thereof filed at Plat Book 1, page
144, of the Public Records of Taylor
County, Florida. Recorded In official
records 460, page 538
Name In which assessed Abraham &
Vivian Negron
Said property being In the County of
Taylor, Stdte of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door on the
7th day of May, 2012 at 11:00 o'clock
Dated the 2nd day of April, 2012
Annie Mae Murphy

Clerk of Circuit Court
Taylor County, Florida

Auction Sale Notice.
To: Unit#
Denise Mango C-10
Joshua Fowler 4-08
Taylor Storage Center, 3498 Hwy. 19 S.
Suite 1, Perry FL. 32348, has possessory
lien on all of the goods stored In the
prospective units above. All these
Items of personal property are
beginning sold pursuant to the
assertion of the lien on April 21 of 2012
(month/day/year) at 10:00 a.m. In
order to collect the amount due from
you. The sale will take place at 3498
Hwy 19 S. Suite 1, Perry, FL 32348.

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1. If you're under 18, what is the cost of admission to

the Florida State Bluegrass Festival this weekend in


2. Who won the Moon Pie Princess contest?

3. With which school did Jalan Jackson sign?

4. With which school did Eli Grambling sign?

5. Jack Russell puppies are $250 in today's Classified

section. How much are the Beagle mix puppies?

6. How many youth represented Taylor County in the

58th annual Livestock Show & Sale?

7. In her Midweek Muddle column, "Bottling Hope,"

Susan Lincoln writes about creating what?

8. Name the location of two Easter egg hunts in this


9: If you're buying an eight-pound ham from Save A Lot

for Sunday's Easter meal, how much would it cost?

10. What is the total amount in cash prizes for the

Chili Challenge being held in conjunction with the

Florida State Bluegrass Festival?

Connor Stengel redeemed the honor of

Taylor County Middle School by answering all of

last week's student questions correctly.

He is II years old and a sixth grader atTCMS.

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Festival to feature art shows, music day

Calling all artists of all ages
for the fifth annual Forest
Capital Music and Art Festival!
The festival will feature
adult and youth art shows on
display for several weeks at
Forest Capital State Museum as
well as a full day of music on
Saturday, May 5.
"We are now calling on all
artists 18 and older, to submit
traditional and fine artwork for
display at the Forest Capital
State Museum from April
19 to May 7," said Festival
Coordinator Jeff Byers.
"It is an open venue for
original artwork in all media
done in good taste in two and
three dimensions." Artwork
will be juried based on peoples'
choice with awards for first,
second, third and honorable
mention. There is no entry fee.
Interested artists may submit up
to two works of art, but due to
museum space, the festival may
only show one work of art.
"Let us know which one you
prefer to display," Byers said.
All two dimensional artwork
must be framed, matted and

ready to be hung. Deliver
artwork to Forest Capital State
Museum between April 9-16,
fill out an entry form and turn
the work in to the museum staff.
Artwork may be picked up on
May 7. The museum hours are 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through
Monday; closed Tuesday and
"We are also now calling for
youth art," Byers said. "We
are calling on educators, youth
organizations, parents and all
youth artists, to submit artwork
for display at the Forest Capital
State Museum.
"This part of the festival
takes place from April 26 to
May 7. It is an open venue for
original artwork in all media
done in good taste in two and
three dimensions."
All two and three dimensional
artwork must have on it the
youth's name, grade level, name
of school or organization, name
of teacher, youth coordinator or
parent submitting artwork.
"Deliver your artwork to
Forest Capital State Museum
from April 19-23, turn it in to

staff at the museum," Byers
said. "You can pick up your art
work on Monday, May 7."
This year's guest artist will be
Ben Flowers. His artwork will
be on exhibit at the museum
from April 19 through May 7.
"For teachers, this is a great
opportunity to plan a field trip
to the museum," Byers said.
"Mark your calendar for
this year's performance day,
Saturday, May 5, beginning at 9
a.m. over at the Forest Capital
Heritage Pavilion.
"Our lead performer this year
is Rebekah Aman and musical
performances at the pavilion
this year will include many of
your favorites from over the
years and much more. New this
year will be Aston Stoyer. She
will be performing music she
has composed herself."
For additional information,
contact Byers at (850) 838-
2802 or e-mail at wjeffbyers@
"If you know of any other
artists who would like to
participate please pass this
information on," Byers said.

The fifth annual Forest Capital Music and Art Festival is now calling on youth and
adult artists for its art shows. Adult artists are asked to deliver their works to Forest
Capital State Museum between April 9-1 6. Representatives for youth artists are
asked to deliver works between April 19-23. This year's performance day will be
Saturday, May 5.

SNFCC begins academic

advising for summer term

North Florida Community
College is now offering academic
advising for its Summer Term
Classes begin May 7 for
Summer Terms A & C and July
9 for Summer Term B. Current
NFCC students can begin
registering for classes as early as
April 16. Open registration starts
April 23.
According to NFCC's
Advising Department, it's

important for all new and current
students to meet with an advisor
before registering for classes.
Advising offers students a
thorough review of completed
academic coursework and
academic progress; review
of completed, current, and
future coursework relative
to academic, transfer and
career goals; notification of
changes to course schedules,
program requirements, transfer

requirements, important dates
and other information necessary
to facilitate timely completion
of academic goals; and provides
discussion and guidance for
academic achievement.
For more information on
academic advising at NFCC,
visit online at NFCC.edu or call
(850) 973-9455. For admission
information, call (850) 973-
1622 or email admissions@nfcc.

Bembry welcomed
Madison County Commissioner Roy Ellis, chair of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, welcomed
Leonard Bembry to the March 22, council meeting. Bembry represents State House District 10, consisting of,
Dixie, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison and Taylor counties and portions of Alachua, Columbia, Levy and
Wakulla counties. Also in attendance were Alphonso Dowdell, council member from the City of Perry; Christian
Doolin, primary legislative affairs consultant to the Small County Coalition; and Charles Maultsby, gubernatorial
appointee for Taylor County. Bembry's remarks provided council members a review of the past legislative session
and included the challenges facing the Legislature and local governments during the upcoming year. Shown
above, left to right, are Ellis, Doolin, Bembry, Maultsby, Dowdell and Scott Koons, executive director of the regional
planning council.

Fitness festival planned for April 14

North Florida Community
College will host the Colin
P. Kelly Fitness Festival on
Saturday, April 14.
This "fun-filled," fitness-
minded event will take place at
NFCC's Colin P. Kelly Fitness
Center (Bldg. 12) from 9 a.m.-

3 p.m. The event will feature a
variety of indoor and outdoor
activities for the entire family
and people of all ages, including
a two-mile relay, half-mile fun
run, basketball drills, fitness
contests, health exhibits, tug 'o
war contests and more.

Admission is $5 for adults;
children ages 12 and under get
in free.. For more information,
contact Tyler Coody at (850)
973-1639 or coodyt@nfcc.edu
or Clyde Alexander at (850)
973-1609 or alexanderc@nfcc.