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Baking for Babies cake auction is todayStart your bidding NOW! Taylor County March of Dimes Ambassador Mom Gena Crouse English will host the rst Baking for Babies Facebook cake auction today (Wednesday), with bidding starting at 8 a.m. Photos of cakes, along with information on each cake, will be posted on the Facebook event page Baking for Babies. Bidding will open at 8 a.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. The highest bidders will win. All proceeds will benet the March of Dimes, English said.Food distribution planned April 26Jerkins Food Pantry will hold a distribution Friday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. The distribution will be held at Jerkins Community Center.SAC meets April 25Taylor County High School Principal Audie Ash has announced there will be a School Advisory Council (SAC) meting Thursday, April 25. The meeting will begin at 2:45 p.m., in the principals conference room. The public is invited to attend.Cards for a Cause rolls out April 27Perry Rotary Club will hold its annual Nature Coast Cards for a Cause Motorcycle Poker Run Saturday, April 27. Registration and breakfast will be held from 9-10:45 a.m. at Sonic (last bike out at 10:45 a.m.). The ride will cover some 75 miles of coastal highways and country roads, ending at Fiddlers Restaurant in Steinhatchee. A $200 cash prize will be awarded for the best hand. Door prizes, including weekend getaways, chartered shing trips and more, will be also be given away. Registration is $15 per bike and $10 per passenger. For additional information, please contact Rotarian Dawn Taylor at 584-5366.Health Fair slated May 7Doctors Memorial Hospital reminds residents to save the date for its upcoming Health Fair scheduled Tuesday, May 7, from 6-9 a.m. Blood screenings will be available for men and women (ages 18 and older). Pre-registration will be held April 29 to May 3. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section52nd year, No. 16www.perrynewspapers.comWednesdayApril 17, 2013 Index Editorial . .................. A-2 Living . ...................... A-4 Religion . ................... A-5 Community . ............. A-6 Sports . ..................... A-7 Classieds . .............. A-8Weather Wednesday 86 62 Thursday84 63 News Forum Hwy. 27 closes Friday, watch for detour ank God shes fast By MARK VIOLA Staff writer When two explosions ripped through the crowds at the nish line of Mondays Boston Marathon, the news struck close to home for former Taylor County resident Lydia Veal, who had just nished the race about an hour before and still had friends running. I was already back at my hotel which was about a mile from the nish, said Veal, who was on her way home Tuesday. I was there with my running group from Jacksonville, and we had about 15-20 runners running. I nished in three hours, 12 minutes, and it happened at four hours, nine minutes. My friend was at the nish waiting for his wife and he texted my boyfriend who is our running coach. Outside was mass chaos. Fortunately, no one in their group was injured in the explosions although two were unable to complete the race once it was stopped. The rst explosion hit around 2:50 p.m. near Copley Square right before the nish line, followed seconds later by another explosion about 550 feet away. Although authorities have declined to call the incident a terrorist attack, they have conrmed that the explosions were the result of some kind of bomb, perhaps a modied pressure cooker. As of Tuesday afternoon, the attack had killed three people, including an eightyear-old boy, and injured more than 175 others. My boyfriend and I would typically go back to the nish and cheer everyone on but my legs were super sore from all the hills, Veal said. So I said I wanted to go straight back to the hotel. Im so thankful we didnt go back. We spent a lot of time making sure all of our friends were okay. Then we watched the news for about two hours. We were just in complete shock. My two best friends were in lockdown in their hotel until about 8:30. Veal praised the Boston Marathon ofcials and local residents for how they handled the race itself as well as the horror at the nish line. The people and support at that race were unreal, she said. And the way people handled the situation was amazing. A local guy drove around for two hours [Monday night] to see if any runners needed a ride to their hotel. For Veals parents, who live in Perry, the day was a roller coaster as well. I printed out Lydias times to show my wife Gail at lunch, said her father, Ray. Gail texted to congratulate her. Then I returned to work where my boss, Jody Roberts, told me he had heard on the radio about U.S. Highway 27 will be completely closed and all trafc detoured at the railroad crossing near County Road 30 east of Perry beginning Friday, April 19, at 5 p.m. and reopening on Monday, April 22, by 5 p.m. The closure is necessary to replace the railroad crossing, according to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) ofcials. Westbound trafc will be detoured to County Road 30 to U.S. 19 and back to U.S. 27/U.S. 98. Eastbound trafc will use the same detour in the opposite direction. Off-duty law enforcement ofcers will assist with the road closure and detour. The roadway will be reopened early if the work is completed ahead of schedule or could possibly be closed longer barring unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather. Message signs will be installed at the crossing prior to the closure to warn motorists, FDOT ofcials said. R. W. Summers Railroad Contractor, Inc., of Bartow has been hired by the Georgia and Florida Railway Corporation to replace the old crossing with a new one that is designed to last longer and hold up better under heavy trafc. This railroad crossing was last replaced in 1998. FDOT is overseeing the construction at the railroad along with the resurfacing of the roadway approaches. For additional information regarding this FDOT project, visit www. nroads.com. Heritage Pavilion at Forest Capital Park was damaged Monday while crews were trying to remove several trees which had been previously struck by lightning. The county road department was working to remove the trees when the incident occurred. During the course of removing one of the trees, it struck the pavilion, causing some minor damage, Assistant County Administrator Dustin Hinkel said. Were working on getting the repairs done as soon as possible. Several feet of the front eve of the pavilion were damaged, including a section of the metal roof. All of the trees taken down have since been removed from the park. The pavilion was spearheaded by the Perry Rotary Club, which raised $55,000 that was matched by a Florida Department of State Cultural Facilities Grant grant. The pavilion was dedicated in March 2007.Heritage Pavilion damaged by pine Perry native Veal ran Boston Marathon, nished one hour before rst explosion The City of Perry is moving forward with the purchase of some 18 acres adjacent to its current wastewater treatment plant for a projected cost of $153,000 (the appraised value of the property). A portion of the land will be utilized in the citys sewer plant expansion project and the remaining 12-14 acres will be available for any future use that may arise, City Manager Bob Brown told the city council at it recent meeting. The purchase will be funded by the USDA lowinterest loan and grant we have already received to underwrite the project, he noted. The citys engineering rm, Hatch Mott MacDonald, explained the need for the additional land in a letter dated April 4: City to buy 18 acres for $153,000Please see page 3 Please see page 3
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A-3 Taco Times April 17, 2013 As you know, the project calls for an expansion of those facilities at the plant that accomplish the biological treatment of the wastewater and aerobic digestion of the biosolids. Currently that is accomplished with two aerated lagoons. The additional facilities would be located west of the existing facilities. When the preliminary layout was done, it became apparent that there was not sufcient room on the existing site for these additional facilities. Thus, additional property to the west of the existing site would be necessary. Furthermore, the decision was made to add a new headworks facility. This facility removes inorganics such as plastics, metals and grit before the wastewater enters the biological treatment facilities. The most efcient location of the headworks is south of the proposed and existing biological treatment units. The location would allow gravity ow into the biological treatment facilities. Again, there is not sufcient space on the existing site for the new headworks. Thus, additional property to the south of the existing site would be necessary. The headworks could be located on another piece of the existing property, but the wastewater leaving the headworks would have to be pumped to the biological treatment facilities. Our estimate of the cost of a pump station of this type would be a minimum of $250,000. So by purchasing the property for the expansion, we would be saving about $100,000, Brown noted. Councilman Mike Deming made the motion to move forward with land purchase; Shirlie Hampton offered a second and it passed unanimously. The property is located on Goff Street. explosions in Boston. About that time, Gail called--she had seen it on t.v.--and her heart stopped beating. I immediately texted Lydia and she texted back that she and her friends from Jacksonville were safe, back at the hotel, which is about a mile from the nish line but she admitted that the situation was very scary. They were told the airport was closed and that they needed to stay at the hotel--not to go anywhere. Veal said her Facebook page and phone had lled up with messages from people checking on her. Relieved about her safety, her parents were able to marvel again at her athletic ability. She had a great race, said Ray. She nished about 57 minutes before the explosion. I just thank God that she is fast! Veal has been running marathons for six or seven years, but this was her rst time in Boston, which is one of the countrys most well known. I started running about seven years ago but did it more for exercise, she said. Then someone approached me and said I should do a marathon so I thought Okay, why not. I started training and ran my rst marathon in January 2006. Then it became a way of life. I really started getting into it more about a year and a half ago. Im doing four marathons this year. The next one is in June in Sweden. As for what makes the Boston Marathon special, she said, The fans are amazing. You run through several colleges and the students cheering is unreal. Will she back in 2014? I qualied for next year so we will see, she said. It is a very tough marathon but Ill probably be back. CITY Continued from page 1 Expanding on current site would cost city $250,000 FAST Continued from page 1 Veal qualied for next years run; probably will return to Boston Veal has been running marathons for the past Boston. hold themselves out as veterans organizations to prove they exist to benet veterans. Budget Includes Environmental Protection On Wednesday, the Florida Senate passed their proposed budget with a unanimous, 40-0 vote. The budget, which includes $74.3 billion in spending and reserves, also sets aside more than $200 million in projects relating to environmental protection. Included in the budget is $60 million in Florida Forever funding. Florida Forever purchases environmentally sensitive land to preserve for future generations. Further, the budget also includes $70 million in Everglades funding, $1.3 million to continue the process of restoring Silver Springs State Park and $19.5 million for state park maintenance. In addition, the budget includes $35.6 million in beach restoration funding as well as $48.2 million in water projects. As chairman of the Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee and as a lifelong Floridian, I am extremely pleased by the funding provided for environmental protection, Dean said. We must continue to invest in Floridas environmental projects to ensure our future generations have the same opportunities I did to enjoy these Florida treasures. Following passage in the Senate on Wednesday, the Senate is in position to begin the conference process with the House of Representatives to craft the nal budget for the 20132014 Fiscal Year. anything they might need to survive. Among its contents was a large case for fresh meats and a section allotted for animal feed. Even the ladies shopped this area selecting the bags of feed that held pretty prints that could be recycled into female attire or quilt tops and curtains. Woe be it if two ladies fashioned their attire of the same cow feed sacks! This little girl-child was just captivated by the huge glass jars lled with crackers, cookies and candies that could be purchased by the piece. The services they provided were many. If, for some reason, the lady of the house couldnt shop all she had to do was compile her list. The employees would ll her order, then take it to the vehicle. They would also load any feed or hardware. All of this being said, these memories that still linger in my mind pale compared to the genuineness and the generosity of Mr. Joe. Among those was the fact that he employed so many local, yes rural, young people. What a blessing this must have been for their whole families. In addition, if the customer was nancially pressed Mr. Joe was quick to accept any product that the customer had that he could re-sell. He knew his clientele so well he allowed them a line of credit to be paid when they harvested their crops or sold their stock. How many merchants do you know today who will accommodate you in this manner? None! I dare say. There were others who offered this service in our beloved little village, but my knowledge of those is more vague. So I now add Mr. Joe Millinor and his family to my list of heroes, for now as an adult, a senior citizen, I have come to realize that I and many others may have gone to bed hungry had it not been for a man called Joe Millinor. Mr. Joe, if I could see you now Id like for you to know I believe God truly blessed your life and I know you blessed mine. Earline Courtney MR. JOE Continued from page 2 Mr. Joe, you blessed my life CAPITAL UPDATE Continued from page 2$35.6 million earmarked for beach restoration Letters of the Editor The sixth annual Forest Capital Art and Music Festival will feature local artist Horace Barr. He was last years rst place winner and everyone enjoyed his wonderful paintings, Festival Coordinator Jeff Byers said. So, this year he was invited back to present more of his artwork. Born in Mize in Smith County, Miss., Barr graduated from Mize High School in 1979. When asked about his hometown, he said Mize was so small that it only had one trafc light and it was rented from a nearby town. Barr discovered when he was in fth grade that he had a knack for drawing and around 1986 he became serious about painting. He started by painting post cards of Christmas on plywood which could be displayed in peoples yards. His rst professional opportunity came when he was working for the Braswell Retardation Center. Then Director Paul Cotton noticed his talent and asked him to create and paint the logo for the center. Afterward, Cotton asked if he had any formal training and Barr said he did not. Cotton introduced him to a woman who came to the community every Saturday who could look at his artwork and help him develop his skills. He showed his artwork to her and worked with her for about two months. She introduced him to oil painting and helped him see what he could do with this media. With this training, he received a commission to do a set of ve paintings of one of the oldest African American Baptist churches in the area. After this he Horace Barr will be featured artist for upcoming festival Please see page 9Artist Horace Barr
A-4 Taco Times April 17, 2013 Living Test your knowledge: Who will be Lady of the Year?By SUSAN H. LINCOLN Managing Editor Sunday will mark the 42nd year of a Beta Sigma Phi tradition when the 2013 Lady of the Year is named at the Catholic Parish Hall at 2 p.m. President Diane Ching invites everyone to attend, to honorand probably surprise-a lady who has worked to improve the community that we call home. Beta Sigma Phi has provided recognition to women since 1972 when Mary Carter was named the rst honoree and saluted for her career as a great, great rst grade teacher. Through the years, women such as Carter have left their mark on this community, working through schools, government, the medical eld and in areas of lifestyle enrichment. The following list recalls the many Lady of the Year honorees whose contributions have been recognized by the Mu Omega chapter: Molly Morgan was honored in 1973, having invested 31 years at Taylor County High School as a school nurse. The following year, Connie Moore was spotlighted for countless hours beyond the call of duty as a school social worker and juvenile court counselor. It was in 1976 that the Lady of the Year honor was bestowed to Margaret Hamby who had two careers: rst as secretary at Taylor County High School and then as Supervisor of Elections for Taylor County. Helen Scales was chosen in 1977 for her remarkable efforts in downtown beautication, and her many other civic involvements. Opal Sayers Braswell was the 1978 honoree, having earned accolades as Chamber of Commerce president and Florida Forest Festival chairperson. In 1979, the Lady of the Year was Lynne Fraser whose musical abilities were recognized throughout the community and whose organizational skills made the Singing Tree (a community choir) a hit at the 1977 Forest Festival. Catharin Norman was honored in 1980. She was distinguished for having artfully combined discipline and friendship in her role as physical education instructor for Taylor County High School. Kathy Faircloth won in 1981 for her work with Taylor Association of Retarded Citizens and her term as Forest Festival chairperson. In 1982, the honoree was Mary Lou Whiteld whose volunteer work extended through the local Taylor County Historical Society and her own First Baptist Church, to include Meals On Wheels, the Perry Womans Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The following year, all praise went to Clarice Hart who was applauded for her longtime service to the First United Methodist Church and her dedication as a teacher in local schools. Jane Blackwood was 1984s recipient, lauded for her emphasis on independent living opportunities for the mentally retarded and physically handicapped. In 1985, the honor went to Georgia Strickland for 20 years of service through the public health department. Annie Howell was selected in 1986 for her full-time commitment to the jail ministry here. Inez Cone won in 1987 for her grace and charm in leadership roles through the First Baptist Church, the Perry Womans Club and the Perry Garden Club. The next year brought the spotlight to Ida Williams for day-to-day kindnesses and generosity as well as her tireless work through First Presbyterian Church. Melody Greene the recipient in 1989, was appreciated for her work with the Taylor Adult Meals Program, Girl Scouts and Community Friends, as well as her work as a Christian counselor in the community. Gale Dickert was chosen as Lady of the Year for 1990, and saluted for her grant-writing abilities which brought the Boys and Girls Club to Perry. In 1991, the honor went to Linda Strickland for her around-the-clock service to Taylor County schools, needy children and hurricane victims. In 1993, Vivian Shefeld was selected for her leadership role in downtown restoration and revitalization. Jewell McCall was honored in 1994 for her charter membership and untiring devotion to Community Friends. Shuge Mangum won in 1995, and was touted as Taylor Countys one-word synonym for hospitality. Her work EVERYBODY wants to sell you a plant... Master Gardener Plant Sale May 11 Mark your calendar for the fth annual Taylor County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Spring Festival to be held at Forest Capital Park on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Master Gardeners have been working for the last several months propagating, planting seeds and caring for a wide variety of plants, including herbs, annuals, perennials, vegetables, succulents, hanging baskets and more. In addition, rain barrels will be available for purchase and garden vendors will be featured. This is a great opportunity to get gardening advice and horticultural information, said Carolyn Winningham for the group. SNAP holds annual plant sale SNAP (Special Needs Adult Program) at Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) is beginning its annual plant sale, and urges your patronage. Please call 838-2545 and ask for the SNAP class before you travel to TTI. A full listing will appear later, but to tempt you, heres a sample: sago palms for $5; Mexican petunia for $2; azaleas (red, white and lavender) for $1; daylilies for $3; red bottle brush for $4; and bridal wreath for $3. Prefer vegetables? Roma tomatoes are $2 per clump; crooked neck squash (pack of 5-6 plants) is $2; cowhorn okra is $2 per pack; and banana peppers are $2 per clump. Please see page 5 Daylilies are available through the SNAP Master Gardeners plant sale May 11.
A-5 Taco Times April 17, 2013 extended throughout St. James Episcopal Church to also in clude the American Cancer Society, the Perry Garden Club and Doctors Memorial Hospital. Ernestine Wells was the next honoree. In 1996, she was applauded for her work with Main Street, Big Bend Hospice and the Perry Womans Club. In 1997, Diane Rigoni was chosen for her commitment to Love, INC. (In The Name of Christ), and the First United Methodist Church. Frances Gilmore was lavished with praise in 1998, for neighborliness throughout the years, displayed in acts of kindness which included baking, sharing and caring. In 1999, the Lady of the Year title went to Alma Walker for her extensive work with the American Red Cross, for which she won the Clara Barton Award and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year. In the year 2000, Ruby Nell Collins took the honor, surrounded by family members and friends. Mrs. Collins, a longtime educator and founding member of the Taylor County Historical Society, was recognized for her compassion for the hungry and homeless which prompted her to assist in the formation of Community Friends. When the spring of 2001 rolled around, Beta Sigma Phi members honored Susan Nelson for her magnicent volunteer work benetting the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life in Taylor County. Nelson was recognized for her dedicated work for her church-St. James Episcopal-and other community projects. Before Diane Ching was president of the organization, she was the 2002 recipient of the Lady of the Year award. Ching thought she was appearing at the tea to issue a call for volunteers for the Boys and Girls Club. Instead, she ended up with a corsage, a plaque and a host of well-wishers. She was recognized for her volunteer work through United Way, the Rotary Club, Taylor County Senior Service and St. James Episcopal Church. In 2003, June McLeod was the humble recipient, disavowing her worthiness. McLeod, a native of the Boyd community, was remembered as a 35-year teacher at Gladys Morse Elementary School who volunteered endlessly and gave of herself selessly. Her retirement years brought forth geneaology pursuits and work toward a comprehensive history of Taylor County. Elaine Bartges, the 2004 recipient, was described as a telecommuting pioneer and modern mother. Bartges greatest battle was with breast cancer, and her recovery led to a cottage ministry of support and encouragement for other women who face the disease. In 2005, Janie Massey received the award, recognized for her tireless efforts in founding Our Fathers Storehouse through the First Baptist Church. Deidra McRory Newman was the 2006 recipient, recognized as an enthusiastic teacher, United Way co-chair, supporter of both the local and state Jr. Miss programs and former chairman of the Florida Forest Festival. Helen Houck won in 2007, touted as a longtime advocate for agriculture locally and throughout the state of Florida. In 2008, Patricia Lindsey was named Lady of the Year at an informal luncheon. She was commended for her work with AARP, the ladies auxiliary of Doctors Memorial Hospital, Eastern Star and Relay For Life. The next year, Wanda Cash was applauded by members of Beta Sigma Phi and community friends for her tireless work as president of the Taylor County Historical Society. Evelyn Day, manager of Kmart, was the blue light special for 2010 when she was named Lady of the Year for her work with the Florida Forest Festival, the March of Dimes Walk for Babies, the Boys and Girls Club, and Relay For Life. Her mother, Patricia Rogers, traveled from Holiday to add to the surprise. In 2011, the sorority celebrated 40 years of naming a Lady of the Year and hosted a landmark dinner celebration at Mamas Italian Restaurant. On April 30 of last year, Elouise Gardiner was named the Lady of the Year for 2012, remembered for her longtime inuence on education within the community. When you honor educators in this community, you need extra chairs and plenty were available when friends and colleagues gathered. Who will be this years Lady of the Year? Find out Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m., and show your appreciation for this host of women who have elevated the lifestyles of all those who call Taylor County home. Collins ushers in 2000; Gardiner named in 2012 LADY OF THE YEAR Continued from page 4 How does a bag lunch sound? Purvis I cant begin to express my gratitude to my working family for your thoughtfulness on my birthday. Love to you all, Annie Bell Purvis Card of Thanks Bag lunches benet RelayThe Pentecostals of Perry are offering bag lunches as a fundraiser for Relay For Life. Each lunch consists of a pulled pork sandwich, dessert, chips and drink for $6. These lunches will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at the church which is located at 3379 North Highway 221. For more information, please call 223-1466.Revival at Potters HousePastor Shwanada Reed of Lumber City, Ga., will be the featured speaker for revival services at Potters House Ministries. Services are planned for Wednesday and Thursday of next week, April 24-25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.One more chance to hear Shivers...If you havent made it to revival services at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, come tonight! Thats the message from Pastor Danny Lundy and congregation. The nal service begins at 6 p.m. and a nursery is provided. Frank Shivers, a member of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, will speak. For details, call 838-0571.
Taylor County Relay For Life volunteers urge local companies and businesses to take up the ght against cancer by becoming sponsors of this upcoming annual event. Cancer touches the lives of everyone and involvement in Relay For Life is a great way to demonstrate that a company cares. Sponsorships can be tailored to a companys ability to give, Relay Event Chair Tanya ONeal said. Relay For Life is a fun-lled, overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones lost and raise money to support the American Cancer Societys mission of eliminating cancer as a major health threat. During the event, teams will gather at the high school track and take turns walking laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times. The event is also a fundraiser. Teams solicit donations, holding community events and more to raise money. We would like to encourage local businesses to support us in the ght against cancer by sponsoring the Relay. Your sponsorship ultimately helps our community by funding the American Cancer Societys programs and services vital to local residents, ONeal said. If you could like to be a corporate sponsor, please contact ONeal at 584-4460. To learn more about Relay for Life and connect with Relayers in Taylor County and around the world, visit RelayForLife.org. For more information on cancer, call the ACS 24-hour help line at (800) 227-2345.A-6 Taco Times April 17, 2013 Community AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at Perry Shrine Club. Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon, Perry Elks Lodge on Puckett Road. MainStreet Perry: fourth Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Perry Historic Station. NAACP: rst Sunday, 5 p.m., at Jerkins Community Center. Optimist Club: Thursday, noon at Rosehead, downtown Perry. Perry Garden Club: third Wednesday, 10 a.m. Perry Elks Lodge: second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m. Perry Lodge #187: rst and third Tues., 6 p.m., Masonic Hall. Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets rst and third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. (club house located on Courtney Road). Perry Womans 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: rst Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-2404. Airport Advisory Committee: fourth Wednesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport. City Council: second and fourth Tues., at 5:30 p.m. County Commission: rst Mon. and third Tues. at 5:30 p.m., courthouse annex; workshop, fourth Tues., 5 p.m. Planning Board: rst Thurs., 6 p.m. Courthouse annex (old post ofce). Taylor County Construction License Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m., courthouse annex. Taylor County School Board: rst and third Tues., 6 p.m. Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: fourth Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road, 3 p.m. Taylor Soil & Water Conservation District Board: fourth Monday, 7 p.m., Foley Airport terminal conference room. Call 584-4329 for information. Diabetes classes: every Tuesday, 3 p.m., Doctors Memorial Hospital. FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Monday, 7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center. Friends of the Taylor County Public Library: last Monday of the month, 5:30 p.m., public library. Girl Scouts Service Unit: rst Tuesday, 7 p.m., Scout Hut. Habitat for Humanity: second Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Capital City Bank, Rm. #208. Helping Hands of the Shelter: second Tuesday, 6 p.m., Chamber of Commerce. Home Educators League of Perry: Forest Capital Hall. Call 584-6866 or visit on-line htt:taylor. ifas.u.edu. Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second and fourth Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal grounds, Lyman Hendry Road. Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: second Saturday, 3 p.m., Oak Hill Village on Woods Creek Road. National Wild Turkey Federation (Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open monthly meeting on rst Thursday, Golden Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185. Parrot Heads in Perry-dise Club: meets the second and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. Call 843-1469 for location. Perry Alliance of Ministers & Pastors (P.A.M.P.): meets second Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Little St. John P.B. Church. Pet adoptions: Taylor County Animal Shelter, open Monday through Friday. Call 838-3525. Republican Party of Taylor County: second Thursday, 6 p.m., at Rigonis Cookhouse on Highway 19 North. Call 5845878. Search & Rescue Riders #1135 of Christian Motorcyclists Assoc.: 4th Saturday, 9 a.m. at Golden Corral Restaurant. Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays, 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: rst Tuesday, 7 p.m., Perry-Foley Airport conference room. 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. Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs., 8 a.m., chamber board room. Taylor County Development Authority: second Mon., noon, at Historic Perry Station. Taylor County Historical Society: third Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society building. Societys museum is open every Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Taylor County Horsemans Association Horse Show: practice roping every Friday, 7 p.m.; second Saturday, registration, 3 p.m.; ride, 4 p.m. Arena is located on Bishop Blvd. Free admission. Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, public library. Taylor County Reef Research Team: second Tuesday, 7 p.m., Forest Capital Hall. Taylor County Senior Center: Executive Board of Directors meeting, every third Thursday. Taylor County United: second Mon., 7 p.m., Evangel Christian Fellowship (1454 Courtney Road). Tourism Development Council: second Thurs., 12 noon, Chamber of Commerce. Whole Child Taylor-Shared Service Network: fourth Mon., 9 a.m., Alton H. Wentworth Administrative Complex. Yarn Lovers Circle: rst and third Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Taylor County Public Library. AL-ANON: meets every Thursday at noon, St. James Episcopal Church. Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council: fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m., Big Bend Hospice ofce (107 E. Green). Celebrate Recovery: a nondenominational, Christ-centered recovery ministry meets Thursdays at 6 p.m., in the First Baptist Church Youth Center (old Citizens Bank building). Friends and Family of Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group: fourth Tuesday, 6-7 p.m., Glorious Rain Church. For information, call 843-0158. Narcotics Anonymous: Sun., Tues., Wed., Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 12 noon 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. AMVETS Post 20: third Saturday, 9 a.m., at Golden Corral Restaurant. American Legion Post #291: second Saturday, 10 a.m. American Legion Post #96: rst Tues., 7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Center St. Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth Thursday at North Orange Street. Call 5845725 or 838-2045. VFW Post #9225: second Tuesday, 7 p.m. (American Legion building). CIVIC GROUPS GOVERNMENT INTERESTS SUPPORT GROUPS VETERANSTo add your organization free of charge, please call 584-5513 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgCommunity Calendar Businesses invited to take up the ght Ford Fusion fuels backpack program Timberland Ford of Perry recently made a $1,000 donation to the Weekend Food Backpack Program. Funds were raised to support the program through the local Ford Fusion night. The program is currently supporting 80 families each week. Shown left to right are: Lori Wiggins, Carolyn Winnigham, Cindy Brown, Karen Falicon, Brett Falicon and Corrie Willis. Taylor County Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks grading period for 2012-13: 6th grade, All As Alyssa Broome, Emilee Cannon, Davis Cruce, Abigail Langford, Abigail Martinez, Jason McHargue, Dharni Patel, Shelby Sloan and Abby Stewart. 7th grade, All As Kendal Blue, Clayton Clark, Katherine Crawford, Jessica Knowles, Delanie Louk, Sharon Norberg and Joel Stengel. 8th grade, All As Shelby Blanton, Dylan Dudley, Jamira Green, Katelyn Grifn, Brooke Hicks, Victoria Manning, Maria Mitchell, Emalee Morgan, Hannah Polley, Victoria Porter, Dylan Smart and Caleb Wentworth. 6th grade, A/B Noved Ahmed, Hannah Albritton, Kaitlyn Boyington, Caelyn Brown, Kathryn Brown, Caysee Cruce, Hayden Dice, Aiden Dunaway, Caleb Fall, Isabella Flores, Cheyenne Haywood, Ethan Johnson, Max Kallschmidt, Jonathon McIntosh, Caroline Middleton, Robert Moon, Cameron Mosley, Ariana Nesbitt, Lauren Nowlin, Rhea Patel, McKenzi Revels, Noah Sadler, Brooke Sharpe, Nathaniel Shoaff, Tyler Stokes, Erica Taylor, Dennis Vanderhulst, Gregory Warf, Austin Waters, Corey Watson and Quamya Williams. 7th grade, A/B Nazil Ahmed, Hunter Bell, Henry Blue, Ebone Brown, Chloe Cruce, Tyler Cruse, John Deming, Megan Edwards, Katelyn Gant, Rylee Hudson, Philip Lago, Thomas Lee, Clara Lilliott, Landon Livingston, Ceanna Markle, Ashton Massey, Lillie McNutt, Joshua Mixon, Shawna Montgomery, Jordan Niles, Sahil Patel, Drayton Pegg, Kylee Roberts, Katelyn Schmigel-Devane, Brandin Thurman, Jarrett Touchton, Hunter Vann, Silvia Villagomez, Lillie Welch, Patrick Whiddon and Clinton Wood. 8th grade, A/B Hannah Bratcher, Valarie Brown, Johnny Brunson, Justin Cowart, Jackson Cruce, Brooke Dean, Rosalia Flores, Jessica Gravley, Nathan Guenthner, Gracie Horner, Samaria Island, Chakala Johnson, Erica Keeler, Graham Lynn, Cole MacNeill, Tynikqua McNair, Casi Mills, Michael Morgan, Hannah Noles, Alexander Sellers, Morgan Smith, Hunter Stanley, Heaven Terry, Bambi Wald, Stephanie Wentz and Courtney Wilder. Honor roll students recognized at Taylor County Middle School Volunteers and participants had a howling good time at the rst Canine for Cancer Walkabout benetting Relay For Life Saturday, April 6. We would like to thank Hicks Feed & Garden Center, J&M Feed, Inc. and Dr. Miles Owens for donating dog food prize packages as well as Yarbrough Tire, Barclays, Rosehead and Subway for their generous support and prize donations. We extend special thanks to Carolyn Faircloth, Meredyth Van Loock and Leanna Karstedt for serving as judges for the event. Concessions for the walkabout were provided by the AARP Relay For Life Team and Rosehead Red Hat Relay team, organizers said. The event was held at J&M Feed. Canine walkabout a howling success (Clockwise) Walkabout winners included: Bella LInton, best dressed; Sassy Land, friendliest; Itch Ratliff, smallest; and Bobo Ratliff, biggest. Cancer survivors will be able to Rock Around the Clock at a 1950s-theme Sock Hop bash planned in their honor Monday, April 29. The annual Relay for Life Cancer Survivors Reception will be held at Crosspoint Baptist Church (920 Courtney Road), beginning at 6 p.m. We will be serving an authentic diner-style meal, complete with hamburgers and root beer oats, Relay Event Chair Tanya ONeal said. The Survivors Reception is a kick-off event hosted before the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, slated May 17-18 at the high school track. Relay For LifeSurvivors reception planned April 29
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