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Farm Bureau hosts annual meeting ThursdayTaylor County Farm Bureau will hold its 2014 annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the traditional Farm Bureau BBQ dinner. The location has been changed this year to the local extension ofce located at the Forest Capital Hall, 204 Forest Park Drive. Billy Murphy, Taylor County Farm Bureau president, urges member families to attend. Prospective members are also welcome to attend, and to join the local farm bureau to help promote agriculture and our traditional values. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact LaDonna LaValle at 5842371.JROTC holds BBQ dinner this SaturdayThe Taylor County JROTC Bulldog Battalion will hold a chicken dinner fund-raiser Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Please help our JROTC cadets and the TCHS Bulldog Battalion raise money for their annual drill meets. Our cadets compete at the district, state and national levels, and need your help in raising money for travel, hotels and food, Senior Army Instructor Christopher McDaniel said. Dinners will be $6 (white meat) and $5 (dark meat); drinks, 85.Workshops announced at the libraryThe Taylor County Public Library has announced its adult workshop schedule for September. The programs include: Beginning tatting at 6 p.m. There will be a $5 materials fee. Handmade jewelry with Moonower Designs at 6 p.m. There will be a $15 or $20 materials fee.Banking account opened for Gracie; An account for Gracie Tull, the 7-year-old Perry girl battling cancer, has been established at Capital City Bank. The second grader chemotherapy, surgery and radiation to treat the disease. Youth groups from Westside Baptist Church and St. Johns will hold a benet rafe and bake sale for Tull and her family Saturday, Sept. 13. The event will be held at Buckeye Community Federal p.m. Index Editorial . .................. A-2 Living . ...................... A-4 Religion . ................... A-5 Sports . ...................... A-8 Community . ............ A-10 Classieds . ............ A-11 Weather Wednesday 40% Thursday 30% Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes Wednesday September 3, 2014 50 One Section53rd year, No. 36www.perrynewspapers.com News Forum Closing an estimated $498,000 budget gap, the Perry City Council adopted a tentative budget last week that includes a tax rate increase as well as a restructured water utility schedule. The twin moves will generate an estimated $491,284 in additional revenue for the citys upcoming 2014-15 scal year. On the homefront, the increases will mean homeowners who have properties with a $100,000 taxable value (and homesteaded) will see a projected $64 per year increase in their tax bills; water customers will see an average increase of seven cents (7) per day or $2.27 per month. The two items were selected from a budget menu of potential savings and increased revenue options compiled by city staff. Councilwomen Shirlie Hampton and Venita Woodfaulk opposed the selections, stating they would rather opt to end a temporary gas rate discount (10) rst put in place more than a decade ago. I say we go with the millage rate and the gas rate, not the water, Hampton said. Seven cents may not sound like much, but it could mean a lot to people with limited incomes. I agree with Shirlie, Woodfaulk said. Im never bashful to speakI prefer the millage rate and water adjustment, City shores up budget with tax increase, water rate bump Please see page 3GP donates $25,000 to DMH Foundation The Foley Cellulose Mill has donated $25,000 to the Doctors Memorial Hospital (DMH) Foundation. Georgia-Pacic and the Foley Cellulose Mill take great pleasure in supporting the DMH Foundation, along with the staff and doctors at DMH. We appreciate the DMH doctors and staff who work very hard to provide the very best health care for citizens in our community, Public Affairs Manager Scott Mixon said. I enjoyed visiting with the board of directors and their commitment to the longevity of hospital and the health of our loved ones is obvious when you meet them. I look forward to working with each of them in the future. On behalf of the DMH Foundation and DMH, we wish to thank Georgia-Pacic and the Please see page 3 Gunter, Cook bid farewell to city council dutiesTwo longtime public servants took a nal bow last week, exiting the Perry City Council. Dist. 4 Councilman Don Cook ended his term with a speech that encompassed his 21 years of service to the city. I have a speech. I have got to resign my position the last day of August because I cant serve the rst few days of September because of my pension requirement. I have given (City Manager) Bob (Brown) my resignation and that will be it. Im thinking back 21 years ago and again in 2003 when I was elected. I worked with Bill Brynes and Bill worked diligently with me to teach me how to keep myself safe with regard to the Sunshine Law. Bill also worked diligently to make sure I was knowledgeable about the nancial operation of the cite. I am grateful he hired (former city council/ city manager administrative assistant) Annette Anderson and (Finance Director) Penny (Staffney). I respect him. I also got the chance to work with Thomas Demps, Shirley Scott and Alphonso Dowdell on the council. Thomas Demps was my mentorhe is and was a consensus builder and I still trust him. As I look back to 2003 and before, I think he was the most balanced and effective council member the city has ever had. And the glue(Public Works Director) Barney (Johnson), Penny, (Perry Police Chief) Vern (Clark), (Code Enforcement Ofcer) Bobby Counce, (administrative assistant) Commission opts out of canal studyThe Taylor County Commission declined to move forward with a study on the maintenance dredging of public canals along the countys coast, citing the lack of available funding sources for the actual dredging. Commissioners discussed the possible study, which was expected to cost $35,000, at their workshop in July. County staff had recommended the commission utilize a continuing contract to award the work, which would have determined the amount of dredging necessary as well as identifying possible spoil sites. The countys current plan is outdated, necessitating the proposed update, ofcials said. When the issue came before the board at its Aug. 19 meeting, however, several commissioners raised concerns over whether the county could secure the funding necessary for the dredging work before the new study also became outdated. One potential source mentioned points to anticipated RESTORE Act funds, which would come from the (eventual) settlement between British Petroleums (BP) and the federal governmental over Clean Water Act penalties Please see page 3 Judge approves new congressional districtsTallahassee Circuit Judge Terry P. Lewis has approved a new congressional district map passed last month by the Florida Legislature, also deciding that the new map will not affect this years elections. In his lastest ruling, which Judge Lewis issued Friday, Aug. 22--only days before the states Primary Election--he said he would not delay the current election cycle, although attorneys representing the groups challenging the original map have not ruled out an appeal. Florida Governor Rick Scott approved the new congressional district map that was passed by the Florida Legislature which lawmakers said corrected two districts the judge ruled violated the Florida Constitution. Neither District 2, which contains Taylor County and is currently represented by Steve Southerland, nor District 3, which includes Dixie and Lafayette counties, as well as a portion of Madison County, were affected by the new map approved in a vote split mostly along party lines. Judge Lewis, a Perry native and Taylor County High School graduate, ruled against the legislature on July 10, necessitating the three-day special session to resolve the issue. State Senator Bill Montford, whose district includes Taylor County, was one of seven senators appointed to the Senate Reapportionment Committee. He was also one of only two Democratic senators who voted for the new map. The new map alters the boundaries of seven districts (5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 17).


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Councilman Don Cook said. Referencing the budget menu, Woodfaulk said she would not support eliminating uoride in the water or reducing trash pick-up service to once a week. If you go with the gas option, youll have to do an increase of about 18 cents rather than just 10 cents, because that will not get you to the budget point you need. Either that or pick another option from the menu to go along with the millage rate and gas, City Manager Bob Brown noted. You said if we do the water, it would be about seven cents a day. I know Im asking you to look at a crystal ball, but do you know what the increase would be with the gas option? Cook asked. No because those (gas prices/usage) vary so much more than your typical water usage. Typical gas usage tends to be more in the winter time so the increase would be coming in a few months versus the water (bill) being spread throughout the year, Brown said. So it would be a harder hit for residents in winter months than a water bill balanced all year, Cook said. But you can control what you use, Hampton said, referring to the gas option. It wont hurt you, but itll hurt me, Hampton said to Cook. Im a gas customer too, Cook replied. Our millage rates have been down for quite a while now and we still have one of the lowest in the area, Councilman Mike Deming said. I talked with (Finance Director) Penny (Staffney) and realized that a mill is about 100th of a dollar. So thats what youre really looking at when you go up a millage point, he said. We try to gure it as about $1 per thousand evaluation (property taxable value), Brown said. I think we should go with the millage rate and restructure the water, Deming said. Is that a motion? Mayor Daryll Gunter asked. Yes, Deming replied. Cook offered a second and the motion passed 3-2 (Deming, Cook and Gunter voted in favor; Woodfaulk and Hampton voted no.) We will roll this into another draft budget and thats what well bring back to discuss at the next meeting, Brown said. Under the proposed budget, the citys millage rate will increase from 4.5 to 5.7474, generating an additional estimated $282,958 in revenue. The updated water charges are expected to generate an additional $208,326. The citys millage rate has been very low for a good number of yearsthe 4.5 percent from last year was actually lower than it was 10 years ago. It nally caught up with us, Brown said. Even with the increase, our rate is still one of the lowest in the area. A-3 Taco Times September 3, 2014 levied against the company for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. But when such a settlement will be reached is currently unknown and commissioners expressed doubts over whether it will be resolved in time if the county moved forward with the study now. County Administrator Dustin Hinkel said Taylor County is specically mentioned in the RESTORE Act legislation, so it will receive funds at some point, but he could not provide a timeline on when those funds would be available or how much the county will eventually receive. Ultimately, the commission took no action Foley Cellulose Mill for their generous nancial contribution, said DMH CEO Geri Forbes. Their support allows us to enhance our ability to improve the health of our community. Support of the DMH Foundation is just one example of community investments made by Georgia-Pacic and the Foley Cellulose Mill, Mixon said. Annually, GeorgiaPacic contributes through in-kind giving and direct contributions to causes and organizations aligned with its philanthropic focus areas: education, environment, entrepreneurship and enrichment of our communities. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacic is one of the worlds leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. CANAL STUDY Continued from page 1 Taylor awaiting news on RESTORE funding $25,000 DONATION Continued from page 1 Support allows enhanced health care for residentsThirst quencher The Taylor County High school varsity and jayvee football teams recently received a donation of 80 cases of Gatorade for the 2014 season. The donation was made by John and Kevin Young, Cashway Building Supply, Bud Helm and Young Striping & Seal Coating. RATE BUMP Continued from page 1 Water bills will see average $2.27/month increase Big Bend Rural Health Network has partnered with Barnyard Gym to offer free basic/beginning Crosst training every Saturday in September and October. Training will begin this Saturday, Sept. 6, at 8:30 a.m. For additional information, please call (850) 224-1177.


A-4 Taco Times September 3, 2014 Living Brooks, Ohms exchange wedding vows at Steinhatchee Landing Taylor Elizabeth Brooks and William Carter Ohms were married April 26, 2014, at Steinhatchee Landing Resort in Steinhatchee. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin K. Brooks of Perry. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Harmon of Dowling Park, and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ohms of Dallas, Texas. For the exchange of vows, an arbor was draped with ivory linen and accented with ivory and blush roses, accented by hydrangeas and babys breath. The ceremony was ofciated by the Rev. Pomeroy Carter, maternal grandfather of the groom, and the Rev. Randy Lamb, minister to Youth and Families of The Village Church, Dowling Park. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a slim, A-line Maggie Sottero gown of ivory Alencon lace over antique gold taffeta, adorned with sequins and beading. The sweetheart, strapless neckline was enhanced with scalloped edging while a satin ribbon accentuated the waistline. Her ngertip veil of illusion was edged with Alencon lace. She carried a bouquet of blush pink garden roses with babys breath, wrapped with lace taken from her mothers wedding dress. It also included a pearl brooch that belonged to her maternal grandmother. Maid of honor was Blake Moore of Tallahassee. Bridesmaids included Amber Welsh, cousin of the bride, Monroe, N.C.; Blaire Allbritton, Tallahassee; Angela Roberts, Tallahassee; Victoria Allbritton, Perry; and Lissy Rivero, Miami. The bridesmaids dresses were strapless, full-length gowns of blush pink chiffon. Junior bridesmaid was Sydney Walker of Perry, wearing a dress of blush pink chiffon, and ower girl was Isabella Ohms, of Chicago, Ill who wore a dress of ivory tulle embellished with vintage pearls. She carried a small burlap and pearl basket lled with blush rose petals. Best man for the wedding was Brandon Ohms, the grooms cousin from Chicago. Groomsmen included: Lance Jones, Lake City; Ty Ragans, Tallahassee; Alan Gibson, Tallahassee; Phillip Parga, Tallahassee; and Josh Hanusek, Live Oak. The ring bearer was Kasen Welsh, Monroe, N.C. Kyle Brooks, brother of the bride, along with Jordan Harmon, Tyler Harmon, Jeremiah Harmon and Anthony Harmon, all brothers of the groom, served as ushers. All the usher-groomsmen wore khaki tuxedos accented with blush ties. A reception followed on the grounds of Steinhatchee Landing as guests were treated to a traditional Southern buffet including a grits bar with toppings. For the sweet nish, Southern pound cakes with butter cream frosting were served, along with an assortment of cupcakes including strawberry, key lime and chocolate, all with butter cream frosting. The grooms red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting was decorated with the Florida State National Championship logo. The couple and their guests danced the night away to live music. Mr. and Mrs. Ohms honeymooned on the Big Island, Hawaii, and now live in Tallahassee. The groom is employed with Georgia-Pacic in Perry, and the bride is a pediatric nurse at Tallahassee Regional Medical Center. Mr. and Mrs. William Carter Ohms J. Mason Williams will return to Perry on Thursday, Sept. 11, to sign copies of his rst novel, And Angels Hovered at Amanda Clarks Photography Studio, 1626 North Jefferson St. A successful attorney and gifted musician, Williams is receiving fabulous reviews nationwide. His heart, however, still holds a place for Perry where he was raised by parents Ida and Mason Williams, now deceased, who are fondly remembered by many who were drawn here in the 1950s when Procter & Gamble set up shop. This book clearly has the avor of my love for the town. I drew from those experiences to write the story. As a disclaimer, he quickly adds, Its entirely ctionaland not a book I ever thought Id write. When I was in junior high school, this pretty, young, shy girl moved to town and she was teased unmercifully, he remembers. That is the genesis of this story. I dont mention Perry landmarks, but the town is there, just as the town is there in my memories. The book signing will be held from 5-7 p.m. with hors doeuvres served. Williams will return next week to sign copies of new book Shes one today!Averi Waldron, the daughter of Angel Davis and Paul Waldron, will celebrate and the late Paul Waldron. Joining in the celebration will be her brother, Austin. J. Mason Williams


A-5 Taco Times September 3, 2014 Religion Hall The family of the late Sister Linda Joyce Hall extends heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of you who have been so thoughtful and kind. You might have said a kind word, given owers, provided food and drinks, provided the use of your facilities, said a prayer, or simply gave a smile and a hug. All of these acts of kindness have been comforting and have given us the strength to face the loss of our loved one. May God abundantly bless each of you is our prayer. The family of the late Sister Linda Joyce Hall, Williams Family and Lee Family Cards of Thanks Lee Roy Morgan Lee Roy Morgan, 89, of Perry, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare following a brief illness. Mr. Morgan was born Jan. 27, 1925, in Taylor County, to Elzie W. Morgan and the former Pearl Lee. He was a graduate of Salem High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Morgan was a member of Athena Baptist Church and retired from the Florida Department of Transportation as a sign foremen after 30 years of service. He also owned and operated a family cattle ranch in southern Taylor County. He was a longtime volunteer with the American Red Cross and was a member of the Florida Cattlemans Association as well as Florida Farm Bureau. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elzie W. Morgan and Pearl Lee Dutton; two brothers, Bryant Morgan and Vernon Morgan; and a sister, Hazel Ezell. Survivors include: his wife of 64 years, Betty Jean Morgan of Perry; two sons, Royce (Brenda) Morgan and Kevin (Tammy) Morgan, all of Perry; two daughters, Joyce Morgan Woods of Tallahassee and Sandy (Ron) Bunton, of Claxton, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Athena Baptist Church with David McMullen ofciating. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home which is in charge of all arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Baptist Childrens Home or the Athena Baptist Church Building Fund. Weyman Sidney Horne Jr.Weyman Sidney Horne Jr., age 74, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Tallahassee. Born in Jefferson, County, he was the son of Weyman Sidney Horne Sr. and Pauline Dice. Mr. Horne lived in Perry most of his life, working in forestry at Procter and Gamble Cellulose and serving his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Elks Club and the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include: one son, John Horne of Tallahassee; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and one sister, Ruthe Reams. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, at the First United Methodist Church with Brother J.T. Taylor ofciating. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Jefferson County at Elizabeth Cemetery. In lieu of owers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL. Beggs Funeral Home is handling all arrangements. Obituaries Churches plan studies, revival, worship experiences Synoptic gospels get a close look... The synoptic gospels will be studied Thursday, Sept. 4, when the Taylor County Unions next school session begins at 5 p.m. in the New Brooklyn Fellowship Hall. The Rev. D. L. McBride will be the instructor; Juanita Scott is the dean. She welcomes everyone to come and study.3-day revival underwayMt. Olive M.B. Church invites everyone to come worship at 7 tonight and also Thursday night as Minister DeMarrio Bryant leads services. Special music will be provided by Abundant Praise Fellowship Mass Choir, The Grifn Family Generations Ensemble and The City Revival Choir.Radical Nation invites all Radical Nation House of Prayer invites the community to services on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. featuring Chief Apostle Bryan Andrew Wilson as speaker. Pastor Victor Conde and Co-Pastor Adrianne Conde Spain urge friends to also come hear Beverly Crawford (BET/Bobby Jones Show/CBN). THE DEADLINE FOR CHURCH NEWS IS TUESDAY AND THURSDAY AT 11 A.M.


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Contributed by AUCILLA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Aucilla Christian Academy (ACA) teachers, staff and students are excited about the new year ahead. Principal Richard Finlayson, now in his 18th year at ACA, started the rst week of school by training the fth grade class, as he does every year, on the importance of raising and lowering the American ag each and every day of the school year. He also addressed the student body to emphasize the importance of hiding this years theme verse in their hearts. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. II Timothy 2:15, said Finalyson. The number one mission at ACA is reaching students for Christ and a new way the school is achieving that mission is with an ACA student ambassador program. With an increase in enrollment this school year, now a 330-student body, ambassadors are assisting with student-led tours and welcoming parents and prospective students to the school in addition to working with ACA alumni. Two new teachers, each of whom have three children attending ACA, have joined the ACA faculty as well. Michele Arceneaux, wife of Byron Arceneaux, is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. and is teaching Algebra II, while Cristi Beshears, wife of Halsey Beshears, state representative, is a graduate of both the Mississippi University for Women with a B.S. and Mississippi State University with a M.S. and is teaching Spanish I and II. The Parent Teacher Organization, a huge support system at ACA, also kicked-off the school year with a Boo Hoo Breakfast for new parents and held their rst meeting. The active organization nanced the new audio visual technology improvements in the school auditorium. Other improvements this summer include: a new handicap accessible ramp into the main building, a new drop-ceiling in the main building to reduce noise, new roong and new web-based curriculum mapping. God is blessing us greatly at ACA, said Finlayson. We welcome anyone in our area to tour our campus to see the exciting things happening at our school. ACA is a short drive from the three main areas we serve: Perry, Madison and Monticello. A-8 Taco Times September 3, 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. CORE Lifestyles: every Monday (through Sept. 29), free exercise classes, all ages and ability levels, Grand Pavilion at Rosehead Park. Call: (850) 2241177. 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, 7-8 p.m., at Rigonis Cookhouse on Highway 19 North. Call 2232648. (No February meeting) 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 Beekeepers: second Monday, 6:30 p.m., Forest Capital Hall. 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: 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, 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 Trail Club: second Thursday, Forest Capital Hall, 7 p.m., potluck dinner. All horse enthusiasts welcomed. Call Donna 584-9011. 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. AA: meets on Mondays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., at Serenity House (1824 N. Jefferson Street). Call Bill at 850-688-3848. 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: meets at 215 North Washington Street every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Questions? Please 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 Calendar Expanded Calendar of Events available at: www.perrynewspapers.com Aucilla Christian Academy welcomes new year with increased enrollment


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(Perry Newspapers staff writer) Angela (Castelucci) your newspaper has done more to educate the City of Perry citizens than I see in any other community. I thank you for that and I will say the same to the (publisher and managing editor Don and Susan) Lincolns. I have gone to more than 450 meetings and walked out of one ashamed of what council did and walked out of one ashamed of what I didso Ive got a 99%-plus satisfaction in my job. It has been an honor to represent the district and a pleasure to work with you, Cook concluded. Mayor Daryll Gunter (City Dist. 5) closed his nal meeting by stating: Don, I echo thatwe have by far the best staff in the world. I have enjoyed working with all of youyou have made it an easy task to be a council member and to be mayor. It has always been a pleasure whenever I have heard a complaint about the police department to be able to ask Are you sure thats what happened? and know youll be backed up when you go to check it out. Vern, I am proud of all your ofcers and staff. (City Attorney) Ray (Curtis) you have been a great attorney these last few months and I appreciate all youve done. I echo what Don said about the paper. This morning I got up and I heard Don Cooks voice in my head. I had full intention of posting something on Facebook I probably should not have posted and I heard Dons voice saying dont do it. You have been a good Jimminy Cricket and have calmed me down. As luck would have it, I did log onto Facebook and found where two people had posted something much more positive. It has been a very emotional day when I read what people, some I havent seen in decades, have said about me. It has all been good, although Im sure there are some other pages not so favorable. Over the years I have been privileged to serve the community both with the city council and on the county commission as well as other boards. I have also found myself in the position where Ive had the privilege to listen to others. There was an instance, when I was younger, that I listened to the wrong people and voted a certain way. The vote cost me a friendship, to the point that this individual and I would not even speak if we passed one another in public. Three years ago I was put in an awkward position of having this individuals youngest placed in my classroom. All I can say is God obviously had a plan and now I also sit with him as a council member and Im very proud of the good work we have done together. To my fellow members, I would caution you to not be hotheaded like me and check out the facts for yourself. I know there are some things said about all of us, but I think weve been a pretty good group. Finally, I am proud to call Bob Brown my friend, which I know isnt the most popular thing at times. You have made being mayor and being a council member a very easy job. I will stand with you through anything you may go through. I thank you for your service too. That said, were gonna go home, Gunter concluded, with one nal bang of the gavel. Both he and Cook exited to a standing ovation. GUNTER, COOK Continued from page 1 Gunter, Cook praise city staff for their service Walking challenge At the recent Taylor County School Employee Health Fair held Aug. 14, Taylor Medical & Dental Center sponsored a pedometer challenge for Ninety-three participants received a pedometer and a challenge to report their steps. The person with the most steps was to win a gift basket of healthy goods. More than 47,000 steps were recorded at the event, which is approximately 19 miles. While several attendees were able to accumulate more than 3,000 steps, the winner was Thomas Gibson II with 8,000 steps Jodi Mills presents Gibson his prize. A Sweet Affair