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Food distribution will be held this FridayJerkins Food Pantry will hold a distribution Friday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. The distribution will be held at Jerkins Community Center.Prayer Walk planned Sunday, May 5The Womens Prayer Circle has announced it will host a Taylor County Prayer Walk Sunday, May 5, starting at 3 p.m. Participants are invited to gather at Walmart and march down Jefferson Street to City Hall. Once there we will pray for the safety, prosperity and needs of our county, organizers said. If you cant walk, please plan to meet us at City Hall. For additional information, contact Helen Blue at 5844315.SAC meets Thursday at TCHSTaylor County High School Principal Audie Ash has announced there will be a School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting 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 SaturdayPerry Rotary Club will hold its annual Nature Coast Cards for a Cause Motorcycle Poker Run this 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. Additional hands may also be purchased. 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 in the hospital lobby. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section52nd year, No. 17www.perrynewspapers.comWednesdayApril 24, 2013 Index Editorial . .................. A-2 Living . ...................... A-4 Religion . ................... A-5 Sports . ..................... A-7 Community . ............. A-8 Classieds . ............ A-10Weather Wednesday 86 55 Thursday83 5820% News Forum man on a Mission mission to paint the portraits of all the fallen servicemen and women who Fallen heroes honored at Portrait of a Warrior Memorial Art GalleryBy ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI Staff writer Ken The Dauber Pridgeon calls himself the poor mans Norman Rockwell, yet one look at his work and you know his talent is priceless. I was always in trouble at school. While everyone else was doing their algebra lessons, I was drawingthe bird on the windowsill, the tree out in the school yard back then it was a terrible thing to draw a nude, but I drew one and showed it to Marie HendryIll never forget her nameshe held it up and the teacher could see it through the paper and freaked out. I was sent to the principals ofce. It was Dr. Basnar at the time and he said, Ken, you wouldnt want your daddy to see this would you? I said No sir. So he offered me a deal. He said, Youre making Cs and Ds. If you bring up your grades to As and Bs, well handle this ourselves. So I started making better grades, realized it was something I could do and kept on going, Pridgeon said. Encapsulated in this childhood story is the blueprint for what the next 60 years would hold for the Perry nativea life where his art was rst and foremost. Practicalities, like getting good grades, were a means to an endthe end being the ability to spend every day doing what he loves best, painting. Even during a 10-year stint with the Air Force, Pridgeon found outlets for his creative talents. I would take wedding photos, which were usually in black and white or sepiatoned, and paint them in color, he said. Pridgeons service took him far from his Taylor County roots and he found himself spending his 21st birthday in Paris, France. I traveled all overGermany, England, Africa, Belgium, Luxembourg. He was a seasoned world traveler by the time he left the service in 1963 and settled in Texas. He dabbled in a string of jobs that all had one common factorpainting. Whether it was images on oilrig equipment or billboards that towered over busy interstates, Pridgeon always had a paintbrush (or a rag, whatever the medium called for) in his hand. I always wanted to paint pretty girls on billboards. I just didnt realize they would be 60 feet tall! He operated a sign business for a number of years before segueing into retirement. But with retirement came a new chapter in his life and a mission, one that was a lifetime in the making. But as with most grand adventures, Pridgeons started by happenchance. Someone asked me to paint a portrait of a soldier who had been killed in Iraq. Standards lowered for graduation?For the second time in three years, the Florida Legislature has passed a major overhaul to the states high school graduation requirements, this time rolling back some of the most stringent standards set by previous legislation while also adding a new industry certication track to graduation. The Taylor County School District is in turn working to expand its academy programs and ensure that they will result in the chance for local students to receive industry certications in a number of elds. The new legislation, which was signed into law Monday by Gov. Rick Scott, allows Florida students to earn a standard diploma without taking several of the more advanced courses required under the 2010 law, including Algebra II, chemistry or physics. Additionally, passing the geometry and biology endof-course (EOC) exams will no longer be required to earn a diploma, although they will still count as 30 percent of students nal grade. Those students who do take and pass the higher level courses, however, can earn a diploma with a scholar designation. The biggest changes to the graduation requirements, however, will be in the promotion and expansion of industry certication courses at the secondary level. Those students who earn one or more industry certications can receive a diploma with a merit designation. Its going to affect how we do business, Superintendent Paul Dyal said of the new legislation. Were going to have two tracks, a scholar track and an industry track. It takes us back to when we had a college track and an industry track. He added that the changes will require the district to add more programs to the high school and middle school, while also ensuring those programs can result in industry certications for students. Providing those programs will now be considered in the grading matrix for high schools and middle schools across the state. Through a Race to the Top grant, the Taylor County School District has been offering two programs at Please see page 3 Please see page 3 Phelps set for July trial docket Lloyd Phelps is on a fast track to face a jury for the 2006 killing of Patricia Niece Knight and could be on the trial docket as early as July. Last week, defense attorneys for Phelps told Judge Greg Parker that, while they would be ready for a May trial, Phelps would receive a better defense if the trial was set for the July term. Parker granted the motion and the case is proceeding. A grand jury indicted Phelps in September 2012nearly six years after Knight was rst reported missing. Detectives upgraded the case to a murder investigation in 2011. Nearly a year later, the completed case was presented to a grand jury, which handed down the murder indictment against Phelps. His case was one of dozens presented during pre-trial hearings held Thursday at the Taylor County Courthouse. The third-oor courtroom was lled wall-to-wall with individuals waiting to be called before the judge. The crowd spilled out into the hallway and bailiffs were forced to keep order both in and out of the courtroom. Also making an appearance before Judge Parker was accused double murderer Paul McNutt and suspected killer Raymond Lee. Both cases were continued and are progressing through the system, court ofcials said. McNutt is facing trial for the 2011 shooting deaths of Lee Edwards Spees Sr., and his son, Lee Spees Jr. Raymond Lee is charged in the September 2012 death of Derek Lamont Dixon. For RVsCounty to allow longterm parking on right-of-way The Taylor County Commission last week approved a change to the land development code which will allow landowners to apply for a permit to park recreation vehicles (RV) on the adjacent county right-ofway under certain, specic conditions. The change came after several years of the commission wrangling over what to do for landowners, specically at Ezell Beach, who lost their homes to storms and could not rebuild due to their lots being declared state-owned jurisdictional waters. The result was the landowners being left with lots too small to build a home on or park an RV. Earlier this year, the commission requested staff to draft a proposed change to the land development code providing an exception to the regulation prohibiting people to park vehicles or RVs on county right-ofway for more than 24 hours, allowing those landowners Please see page 3
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A-3 Taco Times April 24, 2013 This was on a Thursday. I asked her when she needed it and she said, Saturday. So I went down and set up in front of city hall. I forgot my chair so they brought out one for me. Thats how I ended up sitting in the mayors chair to paint. While I was doing that, someone came up and told me about another soldier who had been killed and said I was going to have to paint his portrait too. I didnt know I was on a mission. I really didnt think I could do portraits. I had planned to start a series of paintings of John Wayne, Willie, Waylon and the boys. But this happened and I knew it was something I had to continue. Nearly three years later, Pridgeon has completed more than 100 portraits of Texas servicemen and women who lost their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq. Each original piece spans three feet across and 10 feet high. More than simple portraits, the pieces seek to capture the essence of the soldier behind the uniformthe star athlete, the mud-bogging enthusiast, the grandson who shared one nal toast with his grandfather before deployment. They are all my boys and my girls. I talk with the families and get to know their stories. It becomes very personal. I cry everyday. But the beautiful thing is when a family comes to the gallery, yes there are tears, but by the time they leave they are laughing and sharing good memories about their loved one. Its become a healing place. Each portrait takes four days to complete, and with Pridgeons stated goal of expanding the collection to include fallen heroes from across the country, his time is pretty much committed for the next foreseeable future. But at 77, Pridgeon knows he is a lucky man. I get to do what I love to do every day. I get up around 6 a.m., come on down to the gallery and paint usually until about 7 or 8 that evening. Some days I forget to eat. Pridgeon does not charge the families for the portraits and presents each with their own framed photocopy of the nished piece. He shoulders the funding on his own and from private donations. See what you can do on Social Security? he said. This week saw Pridgeon returning to his hometown for his 60th class reunion. But he didnt come alonehe brought a notebook lled with the photos of his boys and girls to share. Its not my story that mattersits theirs and I just love being able to tell their stories. Taylor County High School (TCHS)--the biomedical academy and the drafting academy--although neither offer industry certication at this time, Dyal said. That will change beginning next school year as the district works to meet the requirements of the new legislation, with the district working to add a third academy in information technology (IT). The biomedical academy has been at TCHS for the past two years and currently serves 75 students with plans to serve 100 students in 2013-14, according to District Director for Instruction Sharon Hathcock. The biomedical academy will enable students to obtain the following industry certications: after completion of two years of studies, Bio-technician Assistant Industry Certication; and upon completion of the three year program, Phlebotomy Technician Industry Certication, Hathcock said. The drafting academy is at TCHS, Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) and Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) for the 2012-13 school year. During this initial year of the academy, approximately 50 students have been provided Drafting I, Hathcock said. Projections for the 2013-14 school year are to provide 105 students a combination of Drafting I and II. According to Hathcock, the industry certications which can be obtained through the program, include: upon completion of Drafting I, Autodesk Certied User; and upon completion of Drafting II, Autodesk Certied Associate-Inventor and Autodesk Certied Associate--Revit Architecture. The Taylor County School District has been actively in the process of planning an IT CAPE Academy for the past four months, Hathcock said. The Digital Design CAPE Academy is online to launch during the 2013-14 school year. The Introduction to Information Technology Academy will involve Taylor County Middle School, Taylor County High School and TTI. Students will be offered a comprehensive three-year digital design program that will result in Microsoft and Adobe industry certications. All industry certications will enable students to obtain high-wage, high-skill employment. Completion of a three year series of career coursework and other related requirements will enable students to achieve the Bright Futures Gold Seal designation and college scholarship. Under the legislation passed Monday, students who take industry certication courses that lead to college credit may substitute up to two math credits and one science credit in the graduation requirements. For those looking to receive a standard diploma, the new graduation requirements are as follows: freshmen class of 2013-14, students must have four credits in math, including Algebra I and geometry. They must take geometry EOC exam (which will count as 30 percent of their grade) and pass the Algebra I EOC exam (until it is replaced by the common core assessment in 2014). three credits of science (two of which must have a laboratory component), including Biology I, with the EOC exam counting 30 percent of their grade. It is unclear at this time whether the new legislation will be applied retroactively to the freshmen class of 2012-13, which was required to take Algebra II to graduate by the 2010 bill. to apply for along-term parking permit. The Taylor County Planning Board considered the proposal at its April 4 meeting, approving the language with some recommended clarications. The commission, in turn, unanimously approved the proposal with the recommended changes at a public hearing Tuesday, April 16. No one from the public spoke on the issue during the hearing. Under the new language, people can apply for a parking permit based on the following criteria: abutting the request is owned by the applicant; property exhibits an existing non-conformity due to ood induced erosion that prohibits onsite parking; not negatively impact safe trafc circulation; adjacent to travel lanes will be maintained. Any permit approved will need to specify the duration of the permit; provide easily identiable physical description of the geographical bounds to which the permit applies; and the vehicle(s) or recreational vehicle(s) for which the permit applies. PARKING Continued from page 1 RVer must own land abutting countys rt.-of-way GRADUATION Continued from page 1 Emphasis placed on new industry certications offers Dispatchers honored MAN ON A MISSION Continued from page 1Gallery has become a place of healing for families of the fallen The Perry Rotary Club is offering the opportunity to adopt a brick at Rosehead Park, which is currently under construction. Bricks are $50 each and will be laser printed with text 5/8th of an inch high. There will be three lines with 13 characters per line, including spaces, on the bricks. Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce as well as from any Rotarian. For more information, call 584-5366.Adopt a brick!
A-4 Taco Times April 24, 2013 Living NFCC spotlights 3 from Taylor North Florida Community College (NFCC) honored its brightest students during an Honors Convocation ceremony held April 9 at the NFCC Fine Arts Auditorium. Students from various academic areas and student organizations received recognition for outstanding achievement and character during the 2012-2013 academic year. NFCC faculty and staff announced each award recipient as NFCC President John Grosskopf and Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Sharon Erle presented the awards. Three from Taylor County were spotlighted during the convocation. They included Tiffany Slaughter for her outstanding work in sociology; Taylor Bethea for his excellence in chemistry; and Kelli Thomas for her achievement in nursing. Alana Ellison of Madison received NFCCs prestigious Student of the Year award. Ellison serves as the Student Government Association presidentelect and is also as a member of Sentinel Service Corporation. In addition to recognizing outstanding students, NFCC also named its 2012-2013 Friend to the College. Elouise Green was recognized for her continuous support of the college. Green is a Lafayette County resident and serves on NFCCs Foundation Board. NFCCs Honors Convocation ceremony is held annually in April to recognize outstanding students and celebrate student achievement prior to NFCCs Spring Term commencement ceremony which is scheduled for May. Samantha Sands, Chris LandSands, Land will marry Saturday at R.O. RanchSheldon and Tammy Sands of Perry announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Alisha, to Christopher V. Land, the son of Sherry Land of Mayo and the late Vondolph Land. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Taylor County High School and completed EMT training in 2011. She is currently employed as ofce coordinator/EMT for Doctors Memorial Mayo Family Clinic, working parttime as an EMT for Lafayette County Rescue. Her grandparents are Mildred Sadler of Perry, the late Willard Sadler, the late Connie Croft and the late John Sands. The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of Lafayette County High School and attended Law Enforcement Academy in 2002. He serves as shift supervisor paramedic for Doctors Memorial Hospital as well as serving as a paramedic for Lafayette County Rescue. His grandparents are Myrtie Broughton and the late Jimmy Broughton. The couple will be married April 27, 2013, in a 5 p.m. ceremony at the R.O. Ranch in Mayo. Formal invitations have been issued. During NFCCs honors convocation, three Taylor County students were SNAP can help How does your garden grow? SNAP (Special Needs Adult Program) at Taylor Technical Institute (TTI) has begun its annual plant sale, and encourages your patronage. Sago palms are available for $5; Mexican petunia for $2; azaleas (red, white and lavender) for $1; daylilies for $3; red bottle brush for $4; bridal wreath for $3; nandina plants are $.50 each; potocarpus is $2 per plant; banana bushes are $3 to $4; and sycamore trees are $1. Classroom leaders ask that you please call 838-2545 and ask for the SNAP class before you travel to TTI. The class is also offering 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. You can buy white eggplant, bell pepper and banana pepper, all for $2 per pack. Hendry Family Reunion May 5The host family of Alderman Carlton (Auley) Hendry invites everyone to the annual Hendry Reunion planned for May 5 in Shady Grove, with music beginning at 10:45 a.m.
Pledging we will not forget, community leaders are organizing a veterans reception tribute and prayer service for Thursday, May 16, for all Taylor County veterans and their spouses. The event will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 315 Plantation Rd., thanking God for the many heroes from Taylor County that have given their lives and service to bring freedom, overthrow communism, protect this country and ght for the weak, the poor and the oppressed all over the globe. The committee is soliciting help from the community now. Organizers include Jim, Kathy and Jamey Bean; Bob and Karen Cate; Joyce Fletcher; Rick and Birdy Gardner; Sharon Gentry; Danny, Patricia and Darin Glover; Barbara and Jayson Holley; Robert, Nell and Greg Lynn; Michael, Hope and Graham Lynn; Cindy Oberschlake; and Vivian Shefeld. The free reception for veterans and their spouses is planned for 5-7 p.m.; tickets are available at no charge to churches and veterans groups. (RSVP requested.) The tribute and prayer service will be open to the public at 7 p.m. How can you help? Donations are needed for food and advertising; volunteers to help with decorations, audio and video editing are also essential. Please contact Karen Cate at 223-1995 or 423-505-3248. You may also email the organization: heroesrise@ taylorcountyprayer.org. A-5 Taco Times April 24, 2013 Religion When troubles come, In Memory quilt will benet Relay The Relay For Life team at Northside Church is making an In Memory quilt with all proceeds benetting Relay For Life. You can have the name of your loved one on the quilt with the year they lost their battle to cancer. If you know the kind of cancer, the symbolic color of ribbon can be used as well, said Marty Skow who is working with Sabrina Edwards, and other volunteers, on this project. The cost is $5 per name and order forms are available at Embroidery By Marty, 101 Ellis St., Perry, FL 32347 (old depot). ObituariesEarl Robert Parnell Jr.Earl Robert Parnell Jr., 83, of Monticello, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Madison County Hospital. Mr. Parnell was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Perry to Earl and Lucy (OQuinn) Parnell Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Parnell. A veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Parnell worked as a welding engineer. Survivors include: two sons, Sonny and Roy Parnell; close friend, Phillip Tharpe and wife Judy of Perry; friends, Johnny Samford, Tommy Stover, Roger Walker, Terry Walker II and Wayne Campbell. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today, April 24, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Perry with Pastor Danny Lundy ofciating. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home. Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Deaconess Ministry Anniversary will be celebrated on Sunday, April 28, at 4 p.m. The Gospel Tones of Tallahassee will perform. Everyone is invited. Gospel Tones performNew Bethel marks 63rd anniversaryNew Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will observe its 63rd anniversary on Sunday, April 28. Faith and Worship Ministries of Lloyd along with Elder Ronald Rackley Sr., pastor, will provide the 11 a.m. service for this occasion. The Rev. Roosevelt Knight, pastor of the church, cordially invites everyone in the community to attend.Summer program cranking up...The summer program at New Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church is currently accepting applications for sessions which will begin June 3. Please contact Sara Jones or the Rev. D.L.McBride. heroes rise
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By SUSAN H. LINCOLN Managing Editor Michele McLeod appeared at the Catholic Parish Hall Sunday to discuss a catering job. Or so she thought. She exchanged niceties with many who had gathered, side-by-side with her husband, Danny McLeod. Diane Ching, president of the Mu Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi which sponsors the event, welcomed everyone. As I think of what this years honoree has meant to this community I think of the words of Gandhi when he said, The best way to nd yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. This year, those words perfectly describe our Lady of the Year as she has devoted herself and her time to the needs of others. Whether providing food for families, a new coat to warm a child or a much needed care basket for a veteran she has been there. When children needed a safe place to have fun and stay busy in the summer, she was there to organize the Bulldog Summer Camp program at Loughridge Park. And, when members of her family need her most, she is there to provide unconditional love, care and support. The 2013 Lady of the Year has worked to bring Christmas to Kids for more than 22 years. In the beginning this started as a small effort with family and friends but with her good friend, Peggy Williams, they now serve more than 100 families each year. Others join to support the program and building on their success, two years ago the group incorporated under the name of Taylor County United. Suddenly, the secret was out. It was clear that McLeod was not present for a catering pitch, but to receive recognition as the 2013 Lady of the Year. After a brief interlude for applause and hugs, Ching continued her tribute. For the past few years, with the help of Jim Frostick, many local children received a bicycle through Taylor County United. This effort lled a need for children who would otherwise have to walk home from school. Last year, the group distributed 150-175 bicycles in two truckloads to local youth even delivering them to those who could not pick them up. Each month, at least one local veteran receives a care basket of food and nonperishables. Taylor County United works with the Veterans Administration (VA) to identify a veteran or a veterans family in need. They receive enough food items to supplement them for a month and thanks to Save A Lot, the baskets include fresh meat selections as well, Ching said. Our Lady of the Year reaches out to all parts of the community. Last Christmas, she saw a need to broaden their community vision. They participated in the Shady Grove Christmas Celebration and provided four six-foot stockings through Taylor County United. Her husband says, She goes 110% above and beyond in the effort. McLeod was born in Connecticut to parents, Pete and Jeanne Lavoie. She and her family moved to West Palm Beach where she was raised and attended high school as well as an art technical school. While in high school, she won a regional art contest which sent her to the state nals in Cocoa Beach. This is where she met a young man named Danny McLeod, from Perry, who had also advanced to the state nals in the electronics & electrical wiring class division. While neither won rst place at state they apparently won rst in each others heart, Ching said. They dated from 1978 when they married and she moved to Perry. Their family was soon completed with the perfect Christmas present in 1985 when their son Daniel was born on Dec. 24. McLeod worked for Jim Bob Printing as a graphic artist for four years. After returning to school to nish an art degree, she went to work in the school system as a graphic arts instructor at the middle school for 22 years. While at the middle school, she saw an opportunity to start a student-led entrepreneurial program called Blue Friday. Together with Kim Kizziah Wells, they provided the seed money for students to develop an idea, buy their raw materials, develop a business plan, make a product, market and sell the product. The prots were then used for the students to make a trip to Disney, SeaWorld and other theme parks as a reward. Ching concluded, This years recipient is someone whose beauty shines from within. Her service is seless and she truly leaves a legacy for others to follow. She demonstrates not only how to identify the needs of a community but how to bring others together to meet those needs and to dream for a better tomorrow. A-8 Taco Times April 24, 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 2013 LADY OF THE YYEAR Michele McLeod announcement. Shown from left are Nita Brantley, Michele and Danny, Barbara Dickey, Elaine McLeod finds her calling in service to others
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