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Attorney to speak at Alzheimers support group meeting ThursdayFamilies coping with Alzheimers and other challenging conditions are invited to attend the Thursday, Jan. 23, meeting of the Alzheimers Project, Inc., Perry Support Group. Guest speaker will be Victoria Heuler of the Heuler Law Firm, which specializes in elder and disability law and guardianship. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church (310 Plantation Road).Its B-I-N-G-O night in SteinhatcheeAmerican Legion Post 291 in Steinhatchee will host a Bingo Night today (Jan. 22), starting at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public. Bingo cards will be 50 each or three for $1. Hot dogs will be sold for $1 each. Organizers report that the groups rst Bingo Night of January was a huge success.And the door prize goes to...Brenda Jacobs wasted no time in nding all 13 doors featured in Fridays Perry News-Herald, The Doors of Perry. Others have come close with 11 or 12. Here are the answers for those who can still nd Fridays paper: (from the top) county administrative building (former post ofce), Michael Smiths law ofce, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Delta Land Surveying (formerly Dorsett Insurance), second entrance to the Taylor County Historical Society, gate and front entrance to Shefeld & Shefeld (formerly BurtonSwartz), St. James Episcopal Church, Beggs Funeral Home, First Baptist Church annex, main entrance to historical society, painted door for Ina Padgetts State Farm Insurance and Friends salon on Buckeye Nursery Road. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section53rd year, No. 4www.perrynewspapers.comWednesdayJanuary 22, 2014 Index Editorial . .................. A-2 Living . ...................... A-4 Religion . ................... A-5 Community . .............. A-6 Sports . ..................... A-7 Classieds . .............. A-8Weather Wednesday 49 29COLD Thursday59 25COLD News Forum Jury selection begins Monday for rst degree murder trialJury selection will begin Monday, Jan. 27, for the trial of accused killer Raymond Mark Lee, 53, formerly of Jacksonville. The construction worker, who was in Taylor County for the Aucilla River bridge project, could face the death penalty as he is charged with rst-degree murder (a capital felony) for the death of 44-year-old Derek Lamont Dixon of Perry. Dixons body was found in a wooded area off U.S. Highway 98 in September 2012. Suspect Lonnie Yates Hagan, center, led Madison County deputies and Suspect captured after 19-hour swamp chase Ofcers with the Taylor Correctional Institution K-9 squad were called to aid Madison County law enforcement in a nearly 19hour chase that included tracks through swampy areas waist deep in water. Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that suspect Lonnie Yates Hagan, 39, led deputies and the Madison Correctional Institution K-9 unit on a vehicle and foot pursuit that started late Saturday night with a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on private property. Hagan, a convicted felon released from prison in November of 2012 and recently arrested on drug charges in Madison, was currently out on bond. Hagan committed numerous felony acts during the pursuit as he eluded apprehension, including burglary while armed, possession of a rearm by a convicted felon, grand theft, theft, eeing, resisting arrest without violence and trespassing while armed, Stewart said. The sheriff than gave this account of Hagans pursuit and apprehension: On Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 10:15 p.m. deputies of the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle parked on private property. Upon arrival, $50,000 donation School board will ask voters to renew critical needs property taxThe Taylor County School Board unanimously voted Tuesday to ask voters to renew a 0.25 mill critical needs property tax for an additional four years to help cover increased technology costs. The referendum will be on the Aug. 24 primary election ballot. In 2010, Taylor County voters narrowly approved a measure which allowed the Taylor County School District to levy the 0.25 mill tax to cover certain costs, namely returning physical education and music classes to lower grades and helping fund student transportation. With the levy set to expire following the 2014-15 school year, Superintendent Paul Dyal recommended in December that the school board place the issue back on the ballot. The board considered the matter during its meeting held Tuesday, Jan. 21, with School Board Member Darrell Whiddon making a motion to place the referendum on the ballot with a second from School Board Member Danny Lundy. The measure passed 5-0. Dyal said mandates from the Florida Legislature have greatly increased future technology costs for the district, including a requirement that at least 50 percent of its instructional 18-year-old killed in construction accident Thurs.Only 18 years old, David Andrew Drew Kimberl had a wealth of unique world experiences under his belt. His love of kart racingand talent behind the wheelnot only earned him a national championship title at the young age of 11, but also afforded him the opportunity to represent his country in 2007 at the Easykart World Championship races held in Italy. Drew loved karting, pushing the kart to its limits every race day. He loved his family, always supported his team and inspired us all, representatives from his home track, Monticello Karting, said. Kimberl, who was a lifelong resident of Wakulla Please see page 3 Please see page 3 The Florida Department of Health in Taylor County is urging pregnant women to receive the u vaccination now due to the increased impact that inuenza infections are having on pregnant women and their babies in Florida this year. The u vaccine is the single best way to prevent u, said Padraic Juarez, Taylor Health ofcer. We want to make sure people understand how important it is for pregnant women to receive the inuenza vaccination to protect themselves and their babies. The Department of Health in Taylor County recommends that all individuals six months of age and older receive the u vaccination each year. It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated due to the increased risk of complications associated with contracting the u while pregnant, Juarez said. The u vaccination is safe and will protect the mother, the unborn child, and will also help protect babies during the rst months after birth. Additional u prevention steps include washing your hands often, keeping your hands away from your face and covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing and coughing. Symptoms of the u include headache, fever, severe cough, runny nose or body aches. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see your primary care provider immediately for guidance on treatment, Please see page 3Pregnant? T.C. health dept. says: Get a u shot todayPlease see page 3 Please see page 3


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A-3 Taco Times January 22, 2014 Grand opening Tractor Supply Company celebrated the grand opening of its new Perry store by hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, Jan. 11. Local 4-H members joined Chamber of Commerce members in welcoming the new business. Above, Store Manager Andy Lloyd cuts the ceremonial ribbon. Trains rumbling again downtown A familiar sound returned to downtown Perry Tuesday morning, when the horn of an approaching train gave notice that commercial trafc was once again moving along the citys rail line, a week after a derailment damaged the tracks. A lone train engine arrived Friday to collect the cars left from last weeks incident, while crews are continuing work at the crossing on Drew Street, which was also damaged during the derailment. Following the incident, which occurred shortly before 12 noon on Tuesday, Jan. 14, the stationary train blocked trafc along nine crossings from Drew Street to Julia Street for about ve hours. There were no hazardous chemicals on board and there were no calls for evacuations. The derailment appeared to affect the last 10 cars of the train, which was traveling north and had just cleared Jefferson Street when the incident occurred. None of the cars overturned, but several were leaning. The last several cars were uncoupled from the main train where the tracks were broken. The unaffected portion of the train was later able to leave the scene, clearing all of the roadways except for Drew Street. A pair of cranes was brought in to lift the affected cars back onto the tracks before work began on repairing the tracks and the crossing. As of presstime Tuesday, work at the Drew Street crossing was still underway. House re on Ash Street smoke pouring from the roof of the home. Investigators from the Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce (TCSO) and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) received information from a condential source that led them to Lees residence at 203 Puckett Road on Sept. 11, 2012. While at the scene, information was developed that implicated Lee in Dixons death. He was taken into custody and booked on charges of tampering with evidence and violation of probation. (Lee was serving probation for an aggravated assault that occurred in May.) A grand jury handed down a rst-degree murder indictment just a few weeks later. He has been held without bond at the Taylor County Jail since his arrest. Court-appointment attorney Baya Harrison of Monticello is representing Lee. Assistant State Attorney John Weed will prosecute the case. ofcers attempted to make contact with the driver of a black Navigator that was parked on private property. As the ofcer approached the vehicle he identied the driver as Lonnie Hagan. Ofcers further observed Hagan standing outside the car with no shirt or pants on. As ofcers approached Hagan he abruptly entered the car and ed on U.S. 221 in a northerly direction. Ofcers engaged in pursuit of Hagan until he quickly drove behind a residence located at 2771 NW US 221 and ed on foot into a heavy wooded swamp area. Ofcers with the sheriffs ofce searched the area for Hagan to no avail and had the Navigator towed. Soon after clearing the scene, ofcers responded back to the area concerning a complaint that Hagan was going to different residences in the area attempting to get a blanket. Ofcers immediately returned to the area and requested assistance from the Madison Correctional Institution K-9 Unit to assist with tracking Hagan. Hagan was tracked for several hours through the swamp area of waist deep water but continued to elude ofcers. On Sunday morning, Jan. 19, at approximately 8:13 a.m., ofcers responded to a complaint of Hagan being seen eeing from a residence located at 2883 NW US 221. Ofcers again immediately responded and identied a burglary and theft that Hagan had committed. The Madison Correctional Institution K-9 Unit was requested a second time to assist with tracking Hagan and again tracked Hagan for several hours through the swamp area of waist deep water and again Hagan continued to elude the ofcers. It was further learned that Hagan had armed himself during the burglary with a loaded 4-10 judge and extra ammunition. Finally on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 ofcers stationed in the area responded to a burglary complaint at 2463 NW US 221 and Hagan was again identied and the victims provided an exact direction of travel into the swamp that Hagan had ed to when confronted. It was further reported by the victim that Hagan had taken a .38-caliber pistol during this burglary, now indicating that Hagan was in possession of two rearms. The Madison Correctional Institution K-9 Unit and the Taylor County Correctional K-9 Unit were requested to respond to assist with tracking Hagan. Hagan was tracked for several hours through the swamp area of waist deep water and was located submerged under the swamp water and taken into custody without further incident. Hagan still possessed the loaded .38 caliber pistol on his person which he had taken from one of the burglaries. Hagan was rst taken to the Madison County Memorial Hospital to be treated for hypothermia before being taken to the county jail. ofcials suggest. For more information on pregnant women and inuenza, visit http://www. cdc.gov/u/protect/vaccine/ pregnant.htm It is important for you and your family members to get a u vaccine every year, Juarez said. Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctors ofces, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, health centers, and by many employers and schools. Residents are urged to check with their physician, the Florida Department of Health in Taylor County (584-5087) or visit http:// www.floridahealth.gov/ prevention-safety-andwellness/flu-prevention/ locate-a-u-shot.html to search for a location to receive a u vaccine. materials allocation be used for digital materials by the 2015-16 school year. The districts ve-year technology plan, approved in 2011, had an estimated cost of $639,000 for the entire ve-year period. Based on the new requirements, combined with the fact that the common core state standards testing and end-of-course exams will be conducted online, Dyal said the district is now estimating technology costs will be $535,000 a year. When asked, Dyal said based on future state funding projections, the district will be able to cover the costs of the PE and music programs, as well as transportation, out of the general fund, but not those costs combined with the increased technology expenses. According to Dyal, the 0.25 mill would bring in approximately $311,000 per year, starting with the 201516 school year. In 2010, the countywide referendum to approve the levy passed with 3,309 votes (51.63 percent) to 3,100 votes (48.36 percent). In 2009, the Florida Legislature lowered school districts capital improvement millage rate from 1.75 mills to 1.5 mills and shifted it to operations. The legislature then gave local school boards the option of levying the difference as a critical needs tax for either capital projects or operations. Suspect captured while hiding in waist-deep water SWAMP CHASE Continued from page 1 Lonnie Yates Hagan FLU SHOT Continued from page 1 Ofcials recommend yearly u vaccinations PROPERTY TAX Continued from page 1 MURDER TRIAL Continued from page 1County, raced at the Monticello track for nearly 10 years. The Wakulla County High School student was switching lanes in his life when it was cut tragically short in a construction accident that happened here last Thursday. Kimberl was part of a construction crew charged with dismantling the temporary bridge that had been assembled alongside the old Aucilla River Bridge on Highway 98 west (while a new structure was being built). The accident that claimed Kimberls life happened around noon Thursday, Jan. 16. Investigators with the Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce are continuing their investigation and have not released exact details of the incident. Funeral services for Kimberl were held Monday at Lake Ellen Baptist Church in Crawfordville. He is survived by his parents, Red Kimberl and Susie Fruggiero, and one brother, Logan Kimberl. ACCIDENT Continued from page 1 Districts technology costs: $535,000 Grand jury indicted Lee for murderKimberl made name in kart racing Find us online at:www.perrynewspapers.com


A-4 Taco Times January 22, 2014 Living Master Gardeners remind: January is the perfect tree-planting month Friday was Arbor Day; if you didnt plant a tree then, theres still time... By JIM ROSS Taylor County Master Gardeners Now that it is winter in North Florida, you might think theres nothing to do in the garden, however this is not the case. There is something to do in the garden during every season of the year, even in the winter. This is the best time of the year to plant trees and that is the topic of my article this month. There are basically six steps to planting a tree successfully. The rst step is picking the right tree for the site. In other words dont pick a tree that will give you problems down the road. This usually involves picking a tree that when fully grown will not be up against the house. Also, picking a tree that will grow well in your soil type and in your USDA hardiness zone. I like to plant and grow trees that are native to our area. Just remember to pick the right tree for the site. The second step is whether or not to add soil amendments to the hole. This can go either way. If you are planting a native tree that is used to growing in our sandy soils then back lling with the original soil is ne. If you are planting a non-native tree I recommend adding compost, peat moss or some other form of soil amendment. As the saying goes you need to a $30 hole to plant a $20 tree. The third step is digging the hole and planting the tree. The idea here is to dig a wide hole that is not too deep. A hole that is three to ve times wider than the root ball is just right, and not too deep. Please see page 9Robert Hunter, Mindy Veal Veal, Hunter to marry April 5th Garret Veal and Kim Towles of Perry announce the engagement of their daughter, Mindy Veal, to Robert Hunter, the son of Mike and Sandy Hunter of Perry. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ray and Gail Veal, James and Linda Musselwhite, all of Perry, and Archie Stephenson of Deland. Grandparents of the prospective groom include Joe and Ernestine Carlton, Louise Hunter and the late R.V. Hunter. An April 5, 2014, wedding is planned for 5 p.m. at the home of Quincy and Rachel Green, 3030 Courtney Grade. All friends and relatives of the couple are cordially invited to attend. The tallest tree in the background is the one planted Friday at Heritage Pavilion in honor of Arbor Day. Shown with Perrys Tree City banner are: (left to right) Ray Booth, City Manager Bob Brown, John Grigis, Walter Bishop, Jim Fleming, Joe Demps, Barney Johnson and Tree Board Members Tonya Holton and Ella Jane Freeman. Reception to honor former teacher Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Marjorie Woodell will be honored Saturday, Jan. 25, on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Friends and former students are cordially invited to a reception at the First United Methodist Church from 2-4 p.m., hosted by her family.


Card of Thanks Obituaries Justin James CruceJustin James Cruce, 21, of Perry died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Doctors Memorial Hospital. He was born July 20, 1992, in Tallahassee to Glenn and Kelly Faye Fox Cruce. He was a Baptist and worked at Save-a-Lot in Perry. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richmond Glennis Cruce Jr. Survivors include: his parents; ve brothers, Joshua, Jonathan, Jordan, Jeremiah and Jarrett Cruce, and one sister, Faith Cruce, all of Perry; his paternal grandparents, J.L. and Becky Cruce of Perry; his maternal grandmother, Linda Phillman, of Perry; his maternal grandfather, Ray Fox of Madison, as well as a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Faith Baptist Church with Jon Edmiston and Paul Nawlin ofciating. Interment followed in San Pedro Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service also at Faith Baptist. In lieu of owers the family requests donations to the Justin Cruce Memorial Fund at Tree Capital Credit Union. All arrangements were under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.William Luther Cribbs William Bill Luther Cribbs, 75, of Perry, died at his home on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. He was born Jan. 18, 1939, in Miami to George Abel Cribbs and Thelma Batten Cribbs. Mr. Cribbs was preceded in death by a brother, James Anthony Cribbs, and his parents. A building contractor in Florida and North Carolina for 40 years, he was a Shriner and an accomplished pilot. He also built many boats. Mr. Cribbs held a patent on his invention, a piggy back boat motor bracket. Survivors include: his wife, Joyce Diane Cribbs of Perry; his children, William L. Cribbs Jr. (Judy), of Franklin, N.C., Cynthia Denise Prince Beardslee (Brian), of Chesapeake, Va., and Michael Kevin Cribbs, of Broughton, N.C.; two stepchildren, Autumn Marie Burden (John) and Dustin Michael Cernan (Tiffany), all of Lima, Ohio; two sisters, Sally Cribbs Bond of Port Orange and Mary Joyce Cribbs Guy, of New Port Richey; one brother, George Allen Cribbs of Key Largo; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A celebration of life was held on Monday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m. at Keaton Beach Pavilion. In lieu of owers or gifts, memorial donations may be made to the Covenant Hospice Foundation in Tallahassee: 5041 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32504. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.A-5 Taco Times January 22, 2014 Religion ??? Have questions about church?If you have questions about the church, about being connected in a faith community, Pastor Tyler Campbell welcomes you... and your questions. Meet with him Sunday at 9:30 a.m., First Baptist Church. A Sister-to-Sister Breakfast is planned for Saturday, Jan. 25, at Bethel of Mt. Sinai Holy Church in Mayo, 357 S. W. Pine Street. Friends in Taylor County are invited to the 9 a.m. prayer breakfast which will feature Prophetess Jennifer D. Long of Jacksonville. Little Bethel A.M.E. Church and Elder Rose Campbell invite everyone to the Annual Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. Deacon Eric Cobb will be the guest speaker, focusing on the theme, Letting Purpose and Commitment Lead the Way in Relationships. For details, please contact Lawrence Hughes at 584-4768. Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Pastor Tony O. Grahams eighth anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. with leadership provided by the Elizabeth M.B. Church in Lloyd. At 3 p.m., the Union Branch M.B. Church in Tallahassee will lead. Everyone is invited to attend.WardThank you! The family of Charles Robert Ward extends a warm Thank You to Crosspoint Fellowship Baptist Church for all the love given to us during these past very difcult times. To everyone that showed their love for Charles with visits, hugs, phone calls and all the meals provided for our family upon his passing, we will never forget you! To Pastor Eddie Pridgeon and Pastor Billy Gibson, thank you so much for staying close to Charles those last few days and providing the spiritual strength we needed to make it through with him. Your compassion at the memorial will remain in our hearts forever. To the Crosspoint Praise and Worship team for the beautiful music and all the special friends who spoke those wonderful words about Charles, we thank you. Charles Ward was a devout Christian, loving husband and father. He was also a faithful friend to so many. God Bless you all! Sandra Bolton-Ward Mike Ward Deborah Rowland Churches honor pastors, friends


A-6 Taco Times January 22, 2014 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 Holiday Inn Express. 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. 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 rst and third Wednesday, 7 p.m. Call 843-1469 for location. Perry Alliance of Ministers & Pastors (P.A.M.P.): meets the rst and 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 2232648. Search & Rescue Riders #1135 of Christian Motorcyclists Assoc.: 4th Saturday, 9 a.m. at Barclays 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 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, last Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m., Senior Center. Taylor County United: second Mon., 7 p.m., Evangel Christian Fellowship. Tourism Development Council: second Thurs., 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. Alzheimers Support Group: meets every fourth Thursday, 10:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church. Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council: fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m., Big Bend Hospice ofce. 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. Call: (877) 340-5096. AMVETS Post 20: third Saturday, 10 a.m., at 107 East Green Street. American Legion Post #291 (Steinhatchee): second Thursday, 7 p.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 newsdesk@perrynewspapers.comCommunity CalendarPlease call 584-5513 to update your current calendar listing or e-mail newsdesk@ perrynewspapers.com Expanded Calendar of Events available at: www.perrynewspapers.com The following students earned high marks and honor roll recognition for the second nine weeks grading period of 2013-14 at Point of Grace Christian: Kindergarten, All As Kiley Anderson, Kynzie Grambling, Daniel Hartzog, Tanner Hill, Shaw Lundy, Maddie Lyles, Ava Lynch, Trey Roberts, Laura Belle Ross, Lindsey Russell and Gracie Simmons. Kindergarten, A/B Skylar Chastain, Hannah McAfee, Anna Pemberton, Calie Phillips and Parker Young. First grade, All As Claire Carlton, Ashlin Early, Joshuway Ellison, William Hathcock, Ryan Moody, Christian Rock, Autumn OQuinn, Baylor Sever, Jeremy Thomas and Brent Young. First grade, A/B Talan Aibejeris, Karlee Sherrer and Cade Terrell. Second grade, All As Noah Aman, Steven Bodiford, Samantha Bratcher, Aiden Cone, Kayla Edwards, Holly Gant, Alana Hall, Landyn Hendry, Rebekah Hill, Layla Hunter, Simon Jackson, Kolby Newton, Tanner Nix, Kaitee Roberts and Corbin Thomas. Third grade, All As Emma Campbell, Eli Carlton, T.J. Carlton, Evian Evans, Caroline Lilliott, Wyatt Murrow, Payton Poitevint and Sydney Walker. Third grade, A/B Cameron Croft, Blake Hernandez, Trenton Hill, Michael ONeal, Trinity Oakleaf, Buck Reeves and Breauna Stanley. Fourth grade, All As Kailee Brunson, Zachary Cassidy, Sarah Hunt, Dalton Woods and Chase Young. Fourth grade, A/B Travis Bush, Blayne Clanton, Aidan Cribbs, Aliya Early, Johnathan Marshall, Devyn Mims and Cassidy Roberts. Fifth grade, All As Sydney Carlton, Maddie Drawdy, Kaitlyn Strickland and Alexis Watts. Fifth grade, A/B Roland Early, Anna Hill, Katie Lundy and Hailey Walker. Sixth grade, All As Seth Bush and AbbiGayle Cope. Sixth grade, A/B Elizabeth Bratcher, Alexis Rock, Kaitlynn Shelton, Allison Towles and Wes Williams. Seventh grade, All As Eli Dorman, Kevin Eckel, Canyon Gray and Casey Huntsinger. Seventh grade, A/B Jasmine Browning, Cole Tuten and Rick Wallace. Eighth grade, All As Kinley Dorman and Justin Eckel. Eight grade, A/B Justin Bodiford, Lanzy Cribbs, Ryan Hart, Justin Holden, Jason Lott and Garrison Towles. Ninth grade, A/B Clayton Bush. Tenth grade, All As Hannah Baron, Mozi Maubach and Brienna Walker. Tenth grade, A/B Morgan Cribbs and Lacey Horton. Point of Grace names honor roll studentsCapital City, Rollings Foundation give back(Top photo) The Capital City Bank Group Foundation has awarded the Taylor County Weekend Wilson and Zach Bradshaw presented the grant to food program coordinators and volunteers (l to by meeting their educational and health needs. Nine members of the Taylor Gymnastics Womens Team recently traveled to Asheville, N.C., to compete in one of the regions largest competitions, The Gala. DeAva Williams, one of the newest and youngest members of the group, did a wonderful job in her very rst competition placing ninth in the All-Around. She did a great job focusing on her routines with so many things going on around her, said Coach Brooke Rose. Level 2 teammate and second year gymnast Emma Grace Ducksworth place third on oor, fourth on beam, fth on vault and in the All-Around. Level 3 athlete Elisabeth Cook placed third on bars, fth on vault and sixth on oor and the All-Around. Riley Mathis, Level 4, placed on all her events and nished sixth in the All-Around while Modied Optional gymnast Victoria Taylor did the same. Level 8 athletes Ayonna Carter and Ceven Kidd, and Level 9 Malayshia White and Jenny Jackson, all competed well in their rst meet of the New Year Taylor Gymnastics members took time to play The Gala brings medals, snow adventures for Taylor athletes youngest member of the group, placed ninth Please see page 9


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