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Accused murderer Raymond Mark Lee is afrming self-defense for his role in the death of Derek Lamont Dixon, the 44-year-old Perry man whose body was found in a wooded area off U.S. Highway 98 in September 2012. Jury selection in the case began Monday, Jan. 27, and witnesses began taking the stand Tuesday following opening statements from Assistant State Attorney John Weed and defense attorney Baya Harrison. Weed gave a detailed account of the events surrounding Dixons death as he laid out the framework of the states case. The defendant, Raymond Mark Lee, killed Derek Dixon in a violent attack. He beat him with a wrench that crushed and shattered his skull. Derek Dixon and Raymond Lee knew each other from hanging out together. Raymond Lee had two money orders (in the amount of $60 each) stolen and he thought Derek Dixon took them. Some days later, when Mr. Dixon went back over to Raymond Lees house, he confronted him about the money orders. In the confrontation, Mr. Dixon pushed Mr. Lee, who grabbed a wrench and hit Mr. Dixon in the head. He then held Derek Dixon down and repeatedly struck him in the head with the wrench until he had killed Veterinarians host discount vaccination clinic SaturdayLocal veterinarians, Dr. Miles Owens, Dr. Tom Fletcher and Dr. Will Sapp, will offer a discount animal vaccination clinic Saturday, Feb. 1. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. until noon, will be held at the Buckeye Credit Union lot. This is an excellent opportunity to have your pet vaccinated at a lower cost, organizers said. Proceeds from the clinic help will benet Helping Hands of the Shelter, Inc., a local non-prot group that supports the animal shelter.SAC meets Thursday at high schoolTaylor County Highs School Advisory Council (SAC) will meet Thursday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the principals conference room.Scouting for Food begins SaturdayLocal Boy Scouts will distributing bags to households this Saturday, Feb. 1, as part of their Scouting for Food initiative. Residents are asked to place canned goods and other non-perishable food items in the bag and scouts will return on Saturday, Feb. 8, to collect the lled bags. All donations are appreciated.Library workshops announcedThe Taylor County Public Library has announced its adult workshop schedule for February. The programs include: Computer internet workshop at 5 p.m. and mobile devices workshop at 6 p.m.; Valentines Day couple painting date at 6 p.m.; working workshop; Computer internet workshop at 5 p.m. and mobile devices workshop at 6 p.m. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section53rd year, No. 5www.perrynewspapers.comWednesdayJanuary 29, 2014 Index Editorial . .................. Living . ...................... Religion . ................... A-5 Community . .............. A-6 Sports . ..................... A-7 Classieds . .............. A-8Weather Wednesday 36 3350% Thursday 31 COLD News Forum Local businesswoman Tonya Holton, 43, has announced her candidacy for the Perry City Council District 5 seat. The current representative for that district is Mayor Daryll Gunter. A native of Taylor County, Holton is a graduate of Taylor County High School, Taylor Technical Institute and North Florida Community College. She has been a cosmetologist for 22 years and has owned and operated Reections Hair Salon for 12 years. Holton has been involved in city government for nine years serving on the City of Perry Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement Board. She is the daughter of Lonnie and Barbara Lipscomb Rhodes and the late Jacob Wilson Brown. Holton said she comes from a family that has always been committed to public service that can be traced back to the 1880s through her mothers lineage. Her great-great-grandfather, John M. Jenkins, served as Taylor County tax assessor until 1888 when he was elected state senator from the 12th Senatorial District comprising Taylor and Lafayette counties. In 1890, he was nominated by the Democrats for membership in the Lower House. He won out over his opponent in the general election. Three of Holtons ancestors also served as the sheriff of Taylor County. Her great-great uncle, Frank M. Lipscomb, was appointed sheriff by Governor Bloxham in 1898. Holtons great-grandfather, Forest L. Lipscomb, took the ofce of sheriff Jan, 4, 1921, and served until he met his death 12 years later while trying to board an automobile in an attempted arrest. Holtons great-uncle, Frank M. Lipscomb II, served as sheriff from August 1933 to November 1934 following the death of his uncle, Forest L. Lipscomb. Holtons grandfather, Ellis Lipscomb, served on the Taylor County School Board from 1960-1964 and was involved with the building of Gladys Morse Elementary School and Dorsett Stadium. He also served on the recreation board. I desire more than ever to serve the people of the City of Perry and pledge to restore power to the people. I believe we deserve better Tonya HoltonPlease see page 3Holton wants to restore power to the people On trial for Dixon murder Lee claims self-defense Freezing rain, sleet possible today With forecasts calling for the possibility of a wintery mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet today (Wednesday), local ofcials are urging residents to use caution on the roadways. The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for a chance of rain or freezing rain before 1 p.m., then a chance of rain and sleet between 1 and 4 p.m. The chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. The high is projected to only reach 36 before dropping to the high 20s or low 30s tonight. Although Taylor County was not included the winter storm warning issued Tuesday by the NWS, two of its neighbors were-Madison and Jefferson counties--along with the rest of Florida Panhandle, Georgia and Alabama. Unemployment rate is lowest since 2008 Taylor Countys unemployment rate fell for the fth straight month in December, dropping to 6.9 percent, the lowest rate since June 2008, when the countys unemployment rate was 6.1 percent. The rate has been falling since July, when it was 7.9 percent, dropping to 7.6 percent in August, 7.3 percent in September, 7.2 in October and 7.0 percent in November. For December, Taylor had the 14th highest unemployment rate among Floridas 67 counties, with 653 people unemployed and 8,791 employed, according to gures released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO. In the second half of 2008, Taylor Countys unemployment began rising rapidly, hitting 8.4 percent by the end of the year. In July 2008, when Taylors unemployment rate was 7.0 County seeks grant to purchase debrillators for Fire-Rescue trucks With Taylor County Fire-Rescue responding to 404 medical calls over the past three years, the Taylor County Commission is seeking state funds to purchase automatic external debrillators (AEDs) for 11 unequipped county vehicles. Commissioners agreed last week to pursue the grant through the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program. They also waived the usual requirement for two public hearings on grant requests due to the programs timeline. Taylor County Fire Rescue is the secondary responder to medical calls if Doctors Memorial Hospital (DMH) EMS is responding to other calls, County Grants Coordinator Melody Cox said. Over the past three years, Fire-Rescue has responded to 404 medical calls which were non-re related. FireRescue currently only has two AEDs which are more than six years old. Per the National Fire Protection Agency Standards (NFPA), each engine and tanker truck is required to have one AED. Though this grant program is targeted to emergency medical services, re departments Please see page 3The National Weather Service is calling for a 50 percent chance of precipitation today (Wednesday), with rain, freezing rain and sleet possible.Please see page 3 Please see page 3 Please see page 9


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A-3 Taco Times January 29, 2014 vaccination stings for only 10 to 15 seconds. The micro chip itself is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted between the shoulder blades of your pet. No surgery is involved. The number on the chip is registered at the local animal shelter and for a small fee owners can place the chip number and information on the national registry. Families who travel nd the national registry to be a valuable service. Volunteers from Helping Hands of the Shelter, Inc., will be assisting on Saturday, and they urge pet owners to take advantage of this low-cost service. Usually there is no waiting. Volunteers complete the required paperwork; the doctor administers the vaccination and you are on your way. We look forward to seeing you at the clinic. Lois Padgett Helping Hands of the Shelter VACCINATION Continued from page 2 Microchip can be registered at shelter and national registry Letters to the Editor are eligible to apply, Cox said. In 2013, FDOH awarded three grants to re departments in the state. She added that DMH EMS was also applying for funding through this program, but in a different category, so the two grant applications would not be competing against each other. According to Cox, the county will be submitting a grant application requesting funding assistance in the amount of $14,245 ($1,295 per AED). This grant has a 10 to 25 percent match if funded, based on how the grant application is ranked. The board would have a maximum match of $3,561.25 if the grant is funded. The county will be notied in July as to the status of the grant application. If necessary the match could be budgeted for FY 2014-2015 as the county will have one year to expend the funds. DEFIBRILLATORS Continued from page 1 Grant has local match which county could pay in next scal yearfrom city government. If elected, I would work with the council to appoint one or more community-minded committees to revise the city charter and draft changes to city ordinances thereby returning government to the people. Our current government is too centralized, and there is no power in our elected council. Government is supposed to be of the people, by the people and for the people, and we currently do not have this here in Perry, Holton said. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she taught adult gospel doctrine classes for four years. She also served as young womens president for two years and primary teacher for two years. She has been active in the community volunteering in fundraising efforts for the Boys and Girls Club and the Optimist Club. She and her husband, Stacy, have volunteered with the Florida Forest Festival helping direct the yearly parade. She served as chairperson for the 2004 Relay For Life following three consecutive years of volunteer service at the event. She currently serves on the Tree Board. Holton has been married for 18 years. Together, she and Stacy have two daughters, Hope Fronek and Devan Towles, and two grandsons, Ryder and Bentley. HOLTON Continued from page 1 Holton: appoint committees to revise charter, ordinances NFCC campus closed, classes canceledTaylor schools expected to remain open Taylor County and City of Perry government ofces, as well as local schools, are expected to remain open today. Superintendent Paul Dyal said Tuesday his staff met with emergency management personnel and since the county was not included in the storm warning, the decision was made to keep schools open. Today is, however, a planned early release day for staff development. North Florida Community College announced Tuesday that it was closing its campus and canceling all classes today due to the weather threat and would resume normal operations Thursday, Jan. 30. As the forecast stands now, Taylor County is not expected to see any severe winter weather, but may experience .08 inch of ice accumulation, Taylor County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Spradley said Tuesday. Even this small amount could cause some hazardous driving. Any travel north to Middle Georgia or South Alabama or even to the Panhandle could be more treacherous. As with any weather event, you should have a plan, just in case, he said, adding that ofcials will continue to monitor the situation. Currently Perry is not included in the National Weather Service winter storm warning area, City Manager Bob Brown said Tuesday. However, a wintry mix of frozen precipitation Wednesday remains in the forecast for Perry. This forecast means a lower likelihood of widespread power outages and fallen limbs/trees. However, any frozen precipitation could result in scattered power outages and fallen limbs. The greatest peril under the current forecast would be treacherous driving conditions if the rain changes into frozen precipitation. If icing occurs, all are urged to stay off the roads except in emergency situations. Icy roadways often look the same as a wet roadway. Bridges and overpasses, even over creeks/ditches, will ice before roads on the ground, Brown said. The city has upgraded its emergency generator capabilities in the last few years and can keep water, sewer and other essential services operating even in extended power outages. The citys Public Works Department is poised to deal with any conditions this, or any other storm, may present to the community. Police and re departments are also on heightened alert for this event. FREEZING RAIN Continued from page 1percent--similar to what it is now--there were 637 people unemployed and 8,461 people employed, according to state gures. The number of people unemployed peaked in January 2010 with 1,200 when the unemployment rate was 12.9 percent. Among Taylors neighbors, Madison County had the highest unemployment rate in December with 8.2 percent, followed by Dixie County at 7.8 percent. Below Taylor were Lafayette at 5.9 percent and Jefferson County at 4.9 percent. All four counties rates fell in December. Hendry County had the highest rate in the state at 10.2 percent, while Monroe County once again boasted the lowest with 3.5 percent. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in December, down 0.2 percentage point over the month, and down 1.7 percentage points from 7.9 percent in December 2013. The states December rate was also the lowest since June 2008, when it was 6.0 percent. There were 584,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,405,000. The U.S. unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in December. Floridas unemployment rate was below the national rate for the ninth consecutive month. UNEMPLOYMENT Continued from page 1 Unemployed peaked at 1,200 in 2010


A-4 Taco Times January 29, 2014 Living Chet and Terry Thompson of Perry announce the engagement of their daughter, Cory Rebecca, to Levi Steven Rusch, the son of Steven and Annette Rusch of Spokane, Wash. The bride-elect is a native of Perry, a 2010 graduate of North Florida Community College, and a 2012 graduate of University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, with a degree in accounting. She is employed with Goodis, Thompson and Miller Law Firm in St. Petersburg. The prospective groom is a native of Spokane and a 2010 graduate of The United States Coast Guard Academy with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is a lieutenant, junior grade, in the U.S. Coast Guard, a qualied naval aviator, and is currently attached to Coast Guard Air Station Astoria. Following an April 26, 2014, wedding in Seminole, (Fla.) and a May 9 reception in Spokane, the couple will reside in Astoria, Oregon. Reception in SpokaneThompson, Rusch will say vows in Seminole April 26 February wedding will unite Lundy, Rogers Bob and Doris Neel of Perry announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Margaret Jewel Lundy, to Garon Randal Rogers, the son of Phillip and Donna (Brim) Rogers of Perry. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rebecca Neel of Perry and Kenneth Lundy of Steinhatchee. She is also the granddaughter of Lottie Thomas of Lake City. The prospective groom is the grandson of Clyde and Linda Grantham of Perry, the late Robert Brim of Old Town, Freddie Rogers of Perry and the late Gladys Rogers. The couple will be married on Feb. 8, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the parish hall of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. No local invitations will be issued; all friends and relatives of the couple are cordially invited to attend. Garon Randal Rogers, Margaret Jewel Lundy Cory Rebecca Thompson, Levi Steven Rusch Katie Boyington and Matthew Murphy announce the birth of their son, Silus Wade, in Tampa at St. Josephs Womens Hospital on Jan. 3, 2014, at 3:18 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19.75 inches long. Grandparents of the new arrival include Earl Boyington, Tammy Lewis, Steve and Donna Murphy. New year, 2014, welcomes Silus Cliff and Kristy Burford of Perry announce the birth of their son, Mason Shelton, on Jan. 14, 2014, at 9:25 p.m. in Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The new arrival weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Grady and Ellen Newberry. Paternal grandparents are Van Edith Burford and the late Shelton Burford. Mason Shelton was welcomed home by his big sister, Katie Ricketson. To Burford FamilyMason Shelton welcomedSilus Wade Murphy Mason Shelton Burford


Religion A-5 Taco Times January 29, 2014Isnt it super...when youth care enough to give to those who are less fortunate?This communitys Christian Youth Fellowship will be collecting cans of soup and donations of money Wednesday night and Sunday morning to help re-stock the food pantry at First United Methodist Church. This event uses the energy of the Super Bowl to mobilize youth in a united, national effort to care for people in their local communities who are hungry and those in need, organizers said. More details can be found at www. souperbowl.org. Locally, youth will be collecting cans of soup and stews, as well as any non-perishables, at both First United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church during Sunday worship services. Donations may also be made directly to either church ofce or to Kristy Anderson at Forest Capital Hall. The Super Bowl is about football...but the Souper Bowl is about caring. on super bowl sunday Obituaries David Thomas CokerDavid Thomas Coker, age 72, of Perry, formerly of Greenville, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville from respiratory failure. Mr. Coker was born May 13, 1941, in Lamont to Patry Polly Pitts Coker and Guy Thomas Coker. He served in the United States Air Force in the 1960s. He was preceded in death by his sister, Christell Stokley of Stockbridge, Ga., and also a brother, Fred Buck Capps of West Palm Beach. He is survived by: his sons, Robert A. (Tina) Rover of Johnson City, Tenn., David E. (Kathirine) Coker of Valdosta, Ga., and Ronald T. (Dawn) Coker of Perry; as well as six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Survivors also include: two sisters, Betty Joe Burnett of Greenville and Myrtle Brown of Cherry Lake; one brother, Gerald Clifford Coker of Perry; and a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Greenville Baptist Church, located at 109 S. Grand St., in Greenville. Jeffrey Lynn McInnisJeffrey Lynn McInnis, age 66, died on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Doctors Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home Chapel which is in charge of all arrangements. Card of ThanksWoodellThe family of Mrs. Marjorie Woodell would like to thank all of those who came to celebrate her 90th birthday as well as all those who sent birthday cards. Also, she would like to express her appreciation to her church family for all their work helping to make it a success. The Woodell familyWomen: sign up now for If: Gathering on February 7-8Kristy Goodman and Kendall Cruce urge women in the community to mark Feb. 7-8 on their calendars for the If: Gathering in the student center of First Baptist Church. Its a simulcast with sessions on Friday from 7-10 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. We will gather as women, not as a church, a denomination or anything more, to wrestle with how to live out the calling God has placed on our lives. Early registration was $20 by Sunday, Jan. 26, and late registration of $25 is due by Feb. 6. On the day of the event, registration is $30. A light lunch of soup will be served Saturday. For additional information, please contact 850-672-2321 or 850-8386800. You may also e-mail kristyg@asksam.com.


A-6 Taco Times January 29, 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.comTaylor County Elementary School (TCES) has announced the following honor roll for the second nine weeks grading period of the 2013-14 school year: Third grade, All As Addison Bethea, Trenton Buckley, Tyler Chaney, Holley English, Tanessa Hamilton, Camden Kelley, Blane Lytle, Ashton Mauldin, Kalyan McMullen, Bradley Monroe, Emma Montgomery, Anjani Patel, Mallory Paul, Madyson, Robinson, Jolee Sloan, Maci Summerlin, Justin Touchton, Azarrin Washington, Jarrett Wilkinson and Elijah Williams. Third grade, A/B Terel Abercrumbie, Nathan Archer, Nevaeh Bishop, Brayden Boyington. Anthony Brooks, Journey Brown, Cameron Carter, Wyatt Cox, Savannah Davis, Travis Driggers, Felicity Emory, Amare Flanders, Luke Fletcher, Joshua Freeman, Paulvos Fuller, Jordyn Glenn, Haden Gregory, Taylor Groom, Harley Grush, Morgan Hendrix, Vivian Howie, Christian Humphreys, Austin Hunter, James Johnson, Emyleigh Kirk, Megan Lewis, Logan Linton, Jamiah Manning, April Markle, Kaitlin McGinnis, Hannah McGuire, NyKiah Miller, Avery Morgan, Emily Morgan, Jacob Murphy, Elijah Myer, Jessicka Phillips, Marvin Phillips, Mason Phillips, Esau Pickron, Brianna Reams, Andrew Reaves, Lillian Rogers, Maddie Sessions, Marla Shaw, Mark Shell, Ava Grace Singletary, Chloe Smith, Lindzie Smith, Jasmine Stevens, Ayden Strickland, Faith Sullivan, Ethan Tomlinson, Haylie Tucker, Gaige Tuton, Cameron Upshaw, Victoria Walker, Dusty Warf, Naundra Washington, Chariah Williams, Anthony Winchester and Vincent Zheng. Fourth grade, All As Keovan Colson, Jayden Florence, Paris Grush, J.W. Still Hudson, Sadiyah Jackson, Katelyn Mathis, Leeanna Roberts, Jakayla Sellers, Harmony Spradley, Paul Swikey, Hanna Touchton, J.T. Tucker, Kian Wheeler, Chloe Williams, Logan Williams and Robert Williams. Fourth grade, A/B Brandi Bass, Chloe Bembry, Chance Blanton, Mark Bray, Zion Burney, Jayce Calhoun, McKenzie Cash, Aubrey Clark, Kevin Clark, Caitlyn Crowder, Malina Davis, Camden Flowers, Kobe Flowers, Alyssa Freeman, Valerie Gibson, Keilan Giddens, Kinsey Goodman, Hailey Goodwin, Malachi Gundrum, Savanna Hathcock, Aubrey Hendry, Ella Holley, Ethan Holmes, Priscilla Howie, Kyaun Jackson, Emily Johnson, Emmalyn Johnson, Aubrey Jones, Makaela Langford, Katelyn Lewis, Jamaris Love, Victoria Lundy, Robert Maldonado, Annessa McGuire, MaKenzie McIntosh, Howariuna Miller, Grace Murphy, Nicole Myers, Kayden Padgett, Kadence Pittman, Bailee Reynolds, Billy Richardson, Jarrett Roberts, Cohl Sadler, Madison Sadler, Ashley Sellers, John Sunderland, Priscilla Tate, Miranda Terry, Ameria Washington, Devin Waters, Carson Weaver, Bailee Williams, Demitri Williams, Stylez Williams, Keriston Williamson, Tyrell Williamson, Tayler Young and Beyonce Zheng. Fifth grade, All As Madison Buzbee, Cole English, Karla Ferrer, JaVien Jones-Glenn, Trista Knowles, Jordan Tyler, Ellie Webb, Hannah Webb, Mitchell Worthy and Abigail Wynn. Fifth grade, A/B Caleb Addison, Allora Baxley, Nicolas Bennett, Makyla Biado-Walker, Kylan Brown, Kennede Crowley, Breanna Cruce, Jenna Davis, Julius Fraser, Reese Grambling, Caroline Gray, Devlin Hamrick, Hunter Harvey, Maci Haworth, C.J. Hendry, Alex Hornsby, Eli James, Nathan Lundy, Joanie MacNeill, Hailee McGuire, Samantha Morgan, Harlee Mosley, Constance Mote, Cassie Murphy, Kadyn Puhl, Colby Sparkman, Jeremiah Starboard, Mabry Stewart, Ryan Thompson, Alyssa Tucker, Daniel Walker, Malayshia White, Tristin Willetts and Jacob Wilson. TCES releases second honor roll for 2013-14 Halime at the Super Dome The Friends of the Taylor County Public Librarys eighth annual Short Story Contest is now accepting entries from local authors. Each year we receive wonderful stories written by local authors of all ages, said contest coordinator Mark Viola. We are looking forward to another great year and encourage anyone interested to pick up a copy of the rules and consider entering. Everyone is welcome. The contest includes three age categories: youth (grades 5 and below), student (grades 6-12) and adult. The rst place story in each category will win $100 and second place will receive $50. Honorable mentions will receive $10. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 16, and the winners will be announced Friday, June 13. The contest is open to all Taylor County Public Library cardholders. Stories must be unpublished and under 2,500 words. Content should be kept to a family friendly level. Following the contest, the winning entries, along with honorable mentions, will be published in a commemorative contest booklet entitled Taylor County Tales. A limited number of copies of previous years collections are available for sale at the library for $5. All proceeds from the sale of the booklets will benet the Friends of the Taylor County Public Library. A complete list of rules is available at the library. Calling all writers: short story contest now open for entries Steinhatchee students recognized for good grades, perfect attendance Steinhatchee School has recognized its honor students and perfect attendance roll for the second nine weeks grading period for 2013-14: Kindergarten All As: Daniel Blakney, Christopher Brigalia, Troy Charles, Chelsey Hooten, Curtis Kostenbauder, Corbitt McKinney and Brooklyn Reed. A/B: Brylie Lytle. Perfect Attendance: Chelsey Hooten. First Grade All As: Summer Brigalia, Steven Loy, Rudra Patel and Camden Ramsdell. A/B: Will Boyington, Kylie Carr, Coltin Lambert, Luke Majors, Waylon Webb and Damian Wright. Perfect Attendance: Please see page 9


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