Main: Sheriff’s Log
 Main continued
 Main: Commentary
 Main continued
 Main: Old Farmer’s Almanac
 Main: Weddings & Anniversaries
 Main continued
 Main: Speak Up
 Main: Obituaries
 Main continued
 Main: Classifieds
 Main: Job Market
 Main continued

The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Creation Date: December 13, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
Coordinates: 30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
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Preceded by: Weekly journal (Bristol, Fla.)

Table of Contents
        page 1
    Main: Sheriff’s Log
        page 2
    Main continued
        page 3
        page 4
        page 5
    Main: Commentary
        page 6
        page 7
    Main continued
        page 8
        page 9
        page 10
        page 11
        page 12
    Main: Old Farmer’s Almanac
        page 13
    Main: Weddings & Anniversaries
        page 14
    Main continued
        page 15
    Main: Speak Up
        page 16
        page 17
        page 18
        page 19
        page 20
        page 21
        page 22
        page 23
        page 24
        page 25
    Main: Obituaries
        page 26
    Main continued
        page 27
        page 28
        page 29
        page 30
        page 31
        page 32
        page 33
    Main: Classifieds
        page 34
        page 35
        page 36
    Main: Job Market
        page 37
    Main continued
        page 38
        page 39
        page 40
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A Saturday afternoon visit with Santa
Little Angel Haire doesn't seem too thrilled to be talking with Santa but plenty of other
kids were all smiles when they took turns telling him what was on their holiday wish
list at Saturday's Christmas on the Square in Bristol. For a look at some of Santa's
happier visitors, please see page 11. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO

Liberty Co.


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...20, 21 & 31

The kids at
Tolar School
have some
very specific

requests for
Santa ...32

Armed robbery suspect arrested after liquor

store clerk threatened at gunpoint & robbed

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A man who allegedly held a gun on a liquor store
clerk, threatened her life and stole over $12010 was ar-
rested when deputies caught him hiding under a mobile
home in Blountstown last week, according to a report
from -the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.
The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Christopher
Arness Godwin, is charged with armed robbery.
Store clerk Rosario Hall had just closed up for the
night and was locking the front door at West End Liquor
Store along State Road 20 when she was grabbed from

behind around 9:20 p.m. on Dec. 5.
She said a gun was put to her head and she was told,
"This is no joke. I'm going to kill you."
Hall said she believed the man was going to shoot
her. She threw down her purse, which held a bank bag
filled with the day's receipts. The man took the purse
and left on foot.
After receiving a 911 call reporting the incident,
deputies rushed to the scene and began tracking the
Hall described the man as being around 5' 5" tall and

clad in dark pants and a dark jacket. She noted that he
also had a speech impediment, although he only said a
few words.
A driver who had stopped on llth Street reported
seeing the suspect flee from the scene. She then drove
over to see about the clerk.
A tracking dog was brought to the scene and led
deputies to a neighboring pawn shop, where the suspect
jumped over an. eight-foot fence before realizing there
was no exit. He then fled the area but left something
See ARMED ROBBERY continued on page 3

Counterfeiting suspect linked to bogus bills in Blountstown

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
His nickname was Frosty
but instead of sprinkling the
area with snow, he left a trail of
counterfeit bills.
The Blountstown Police De-
partment (BPD) caught up with
a man who allegedly printed up
money with the help of a Hewett-
Packard printer that copied and
scanned $50 and $100 bills that
he passed off as genuine.
Now, they just have to find

A warrant has been issued
for Daniel Brost of Live Oak
for uttering a forged document.'
Authorities in that area are look-
ing for him, according to BPD-
Chief Glenn Kimbrel.
The BPD learned that Brost
has a criminal history and is
wanted for attempting to steal.
a CB radio from a vehicle in
Jackson County. He is a suspect
in similar burglaries in Calhoun
and Liberty counties.
The investigation was sparked

by reports of fraudulent bills be-
ing passed to individuals and at
local businesses.
One person reported finding
one of the bills on the side of
the road; another citizen met
with officers and turned over six
counterfeit $100 bills. Officers
were told that Brost, identified
as a white male with brown hair
and known as "Frosty," had been
seen on numerous occasions at
local areas known for high levels
of drug activity.

Officers were told Brost was -currency for $200 cash.
trading the fake money for Brost was living in Blount-
drugs, handing over $1,000 in. stown for a short while after
counterfeit bills for $40 worth moving in with a local woman,
of crack cocaine. He also report-
edly sold $1,000 in counterfeit See BAD BILLS on page 3
Seminar planned to show how
to recognize counterfeit bills
The Blountstown Police Department, along with the United States
Secret Service, will be hosting a seminar on how to recognize coun-
terfeit bills in the near future. The date of the seminar is still to be
determined. Anyone interested in attending the program is asked
to contact the Blountstown Police Department at 674-5987.

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Woman charged with stealing, forging checks

A Clarksville woman was
arrested last week for cashing,
one stolen check and trying to
get payment for another one has
been charged with two counts
of uttering a forged instrument,
two counts of forgery, theft
under $300 and driving while
license suspended or revoked.
LeeAnne Bass, 20, was
arrested after she reportedly
cashed a stolen check at Supe-
rior Bank in Blountstown for
$90 and tried to cash another
one at the bank's Altha branch
for $125 on Nov. 22.
Had the second check been
cashed, the account would have
been overdrawn,- which bank



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employees knew would have
been unusual for the 61-year-old
account holder, according to a,
report from the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department.
The account holder later real-
ized the woman must have taken
the checks from his home on
Nov. 21, when she gave a ride

to a man who had come to his
house to do some painting.
The account holder said it
was the first time he'd seen the
woman and said he had allowed
her to come inside instead of
waiting out in the cold while the
man worked. He told deputies
that she must have taken the
checks sometime that morning.
The pair left the work site
before lunch and did not return,
he said.
After getting a description of
the woman's vehicle, deputies
were able to verify who she
was and took her into custody
Thursday. She was released on
$3,000 bond.

Man charged with selling cocaine after

transaction monitored by police officer

ABlountstown man had been
charged with sale of cocaine
within 1,000 feet of a church,
possession of drug parapherna-
lia and keeping or maintaining a
vehicle for the purpose of pos-
sessing or selling a controlled
substance after a police officer
monitored an exchange between
him and an informant.
According to the report from
the Blountstown Police Depart-
ment (BPD), Delandon Oneal

Reed, 20, arranged to meet a
subject within the city limits and
exchanged an amount of powder
cocaine for $20 in cash.
Throughout the buy, BPD
Officer David Creamer watched
the two as they met, traded the
cash for the cocaine and then
stood and talked for about ten
minutes before going their sepa-
rate ways.
The informant then turned
over the cocaine to the officer.

The illegal substance was pack-
aged in a plastic bag, which was
considered paraphernalia, re-
sulting in another charge against
the suspect.
Reed, who was arrested in
2005 for possession of cocaine
with intent to sell, had been
found using his vehicle on two
other occasions to transport a
controlled substance, according
to Creamer's report.

Logger arrested for pulling shotgun on co-worker

Alog truck driver was arrested
last week for aggra% ated assault
with a firearm following an inci-
dent four months ago in which
he allegedly held a shotgun on a
David Gordon Shepard. 35,
of Wewahitchka, was taken into
custody Dec. 4.
'According to a report from
the Calhoun County Sheriff's
Department. Shepard was driv-
ing-a log truck along a two-trail
road when he met up with a truck
coming from the opposite direc-.

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When both vehicles stopped,
Shepard got out of his truck
carrying a shotgun and walked
up to the other driver, identified
as James Edward Daniels, 31.
According to Daniels, Shepard
pointed the shotgun at him and
said, "Your time is up."
When Daniels stepped out
of his truck. Shepard stuck the
shotgun into his lower abdomen.
Shepard then said that Daniels
was in the wrong for "doing
this" before putting down his

Daniels then called his boss
and asked him to come get Shepa-
Shepard then picked up his gun
and put it back in the log truck
he had been driving. He then
removed the weapon and placed
it in his personal truck before
leaving his employer's home in
Daniels told deputies he did
not know why Shepard was upset
with him and said they had not
had any past problems..


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Dec. 4: Jeremy Thornton, insurance fraud; Taurci Ed-
wards, VOP; Anthony P. Alday, VOP; Curtis Gray, VOP;
Daniel Foster, VOP; Loretta Swearengin, VOCP; David
Shepard, aggravated assault with deadly weapon.
Dec. 5: Horace Holmes, VOCC; David Jones, VOCC;
Christopher A. Godwin, armed robbery.
Dec. 6: Carroll Bodiford, VOP; Theodore Lubin Sky,
possession of less than 20 grams, possession or use
of drug paraphernalia; Joseph Parker, introduction of
contraband into county facility
Dec. 7: LeeAnne A. Bass, two counts uttering a
forged instrument, forgery (two times), theft under
$300, driving while license suspended or revoked;
Roger Hough, FTA (two counts); Heather McClel-
lan, driving while license suspended or revoked with
knowledge; Delandon Reed, maintaining a vehicle
for selling controlled substance, sell of cocaine within
1,000 ft. of church, possession of drug paraphernalia
within 1,000 ft. of church; Shala C. Boyd, suspended
sentence violation.
Dec. 8: Darrin Calloway, possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana, possession of drug parapherna-
lia, possession of controlled substance; Sapankumar
Patel, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis,
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Dec. 9: Roberto Cartez, no valid driver's license.
Dec. 10: Juan Ramirez, no valid driver's license;
Sherry Myers, possession of less than 20 grams of
cannabis, possession of drug.paraphernalia.

Dec. 4: Pamela Flower, VOP (county); Ellis Sum-
merlin, serving 120 days; Marco Rivas, holding for
Dec. 5: Jerry Lee McCullen, possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of alcohol by
person under21 years of age; Jamie Renay Copeland,
DUI, possession of alcohol by person under 21 years of
age, felony driving while license suspended or revoked,
tag expired more than six months; Michael Williams,
holding for Leon Co..
Dec. 6: Johnny Harvard, VOP; Sonya Webb, violated
injunction; Jonathan Petty, FTA (three times), domestic
battery, resisting arrest without violence, disorderly
Dec. 7: LeeAnne Alaine Bass, holding for CCSO;
Randall Albury, holding for Pasco Co.; Kaila L)atrell
Odom, FTA; Dana Lynn Fritz, holding for CCSO;
Jessica Trejo, holding for CCSO; Heather Nicole Mc-.
Clellan, holding for CCSO; Marvis Hali Thompson,
possession of schedule 4 narcotic without prescription
hydrocodone, possession of schedule 4 narcotic with-
out prescription Zanax, possession with intent to sell,
possession of prescription drug without prescription;
David Ray Adams, possession of schedule 4 narcotic
prescription without prescription Clonazepham, tag
attached not assigned.
Dec. 8: John Elvis Fenn, possession of crack co-
caine, possession of drug paraphernalia; Jose Angel
Olmos, serving five days; Fausto Meza Cuevas,-serving
five days; Eliseo Rodriquez-Peres, serving five days;
Carlos Cruz, serving five days; Rene Zuniga-Sanchez,
serving five days; Carlos Martinez, serving five days;
Jorge Resendis, serving five days; Matthew Wayne
Ulam, DUI, DUI refusal.
Dec. 9: Leoncio B. Lopez, driving'while license sus-
pended or revoked.
Dec. 10: Sherry Ann Myers, holding for CCSO.

ListingslncludenamefollowedbychargeandidentflllcationofarrestingagencyThe namesaboverepresent
those charged. We remind our readers that allt are presumed Innocent until proven guilty

Blountstown Police Dept..
S Dec. 4 through Dec. 10, 2006
c stations issued: -
Accidents..............03 Traffic Citations... ..... 09
i Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......98
Business alarms.....00 Residential alarms.........00
Complaints 180
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Office David Creamer with the Blountstown Police Department is shown above with the scanner,
template and some of the bogus bills that were printed and used in Blountstown.

who eventually evicted him.gt u I were most likely destroyedmto get
She told investigators he was rid of evidence of his actions,"
secretive about his late night use BPD Officer David Creamer

of her computer and printer.
When officers went to the
woman's home, they examined
the computer equipment and
found a template with three rect-
angles cut to fit U.S. currency,
holding it in place so that the
front and back could be precisely
lined up.

behind: a black yarn cap with eye
holes cut out.
The suspect left a number of
footprints in the area, along with a
black plastic ammunition clip that
was dropped behind the store.
The tracking dog led investiga-
tors from the fenced area north on
11 h Street, across State Road 20
and north along the west shoulder
of 11th Street. At intervals, a
footprint matching the suspect's
would be located as the track
continued toward an 11th Street
residence, which was the home
of Godwin's mother.
Based on his footprints and the

The woman told officers that
around 9 p.m. on the night of Nov.
17, Brost had burned something
out behind the home.
When the burn site was exam-
ined, officers found the remnants
of burned counterfeit bills. "They
appeared to be of poor quality and

fact that he is known to have a
speech impediment, Godwin was
believed to be the gunman.
Godwin was not home when
officers arrived. The search then
continued on toward the home
of the suspect's girlfriend on
Go-Kart Road, where shoe prints
matching those from the area
around the liquor store were
After getting a report that
Godwin was riding around in a
gold Chevrolet Malibu, officers
located the vehicle and the sus-
pect, who was with two other men
identified as Theodious Moore

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wrote in his investigative report.
After a more thorough ex-
amination of the printer, Creamer
found that a smudge on the glass
of the scanner bed matched a
mark on a fake $50 bill.
Thirteen separate counterfeit
bills have been recovered so far,
according to Creamer.

and Brett Satterfield.
Godwin fled the vehicle when
officers approached and crawled
under a mobile home in an effort
to get away.
Moore told officers Godwin
had been at his home earlier that
evening and had changed into a
dark jacket and pants before leav-
ing. He said Godwin returned
about an hour and a half later
- sometime after 9 p.m. and
returned barefoot and breathing
According to Moore, Godwin
then went into his girlfriend's
room and changed, coming back
out in different clothing with
A short time later, Moore and
Satterfield asked Godwin if he'd
like to go for a ride with them.
The men were aware that Godwin
had not had any money earlier in
the day but when they stopped
at a store that night, he produced
cash to pay for gas, cigarettes
and beer.
Moore said they left the store
and took Godwin to River Street
where he made a drug purchase.
The men then pulled over in a va-
cant lot off Ridge Avenue, where
Godwin fled when he realized
deputies were approaching.
Godwin is being held without
;bond in the Calhoun County
Neither the gun nor the cash
taken from the store's bank bag
have been recovered. The clerk's
purse and her cash was dropped
near.the-scene., -....


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Pae*4tiH1ECAtHbUN-LIBElkTYtJOUlkNAL DECEMbtEl1'3, 2bbb

Calhoun Co. Senior

Citizens Christmas

luncheon Dec. 20
tr.'m tIn Camfoun Coun r
S n ,ior C zens 4-- ::,, rL .r,
The CalhIoun Count\ Senito C'imzens
MlerrN Chnistmas Luncheon %\ill be held
Wednesday Dec. 20 begiitinn at 11 jin.m.
v.ith some ter\ special enteriieitinent that
w ill remain a secret until that da\.
So come hlale this \el\ specIal h.olli-
da\ with us and each othei Alci dminnei.
i: w'.ee e still able i alteC .- 'od meal i. \ e
, ill sing some Chl-inea.i. canu iol- to cel LI'.
all into mnoie of a ioll \ Chri-tnims puili
Your cost for the meal '.ill be tl bn ,_in
a lance \ egetahle Lo\eied dith We v. ill di.:
the meat and desert
This \\ll ilI al be \,uAl last ch-,nCe t10
purchase a raffle liicLet IIl the h-ft. O -ut-
door '., ing. It in t tales a $1 donation
Dra\\ming \ill be held on this da\. .All
proceeds go t- the senior's Ot Catho t
Call Diane at 6-4-4163 1, s;g.n tip aind
to let het knov, \\ihat ou \%ill be bring-

L. C. Senior Citizens

collecting Christmas

Food Basket items
trom tie LMCbierri Counr
Setror Cal,zenrs 4As.:,oacn
Liberty\ Counts Senior Citizens has ie-
cei\ed man\ requests for Chnsttmnas Food
Baskets. \We are askJng for help froin our
coninimnit\. A.none i\ho Call donate
food or Imone\ to purchase food' for the
basket, please call Jeannette at 4-13-5613
or bring the items to the Senior Centel
\Ionda\s tluough Friday 8:310 a.m. until
5 p.m. through Wednesday. Dec. 20.
There are man\ families in Libert\
Couni who are in need. please open up
your hearts to these people and help to
put io\ in their life during the Chritma:

Junior Bass club
I would like to start a Junior Bass Club
in Libert\ Count\. It anyone is interest-
ed, please call Da\ id _Monris at 37' -8OiS
(dJa i or 379-"-8750 o11I morie l information

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Rotary Club meets at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. noon '
Weight Loss Support Group
meets at 1 pm r at Snelton Park Library
4-H Sportsman Club meets at
Veterans Memorial Civi: Center aher schoolnr,,
Liberty County Children's Coalition
m. -.- 1 1 n i r rEmergen.v 1.lar,.a-errerri. El Pui r.'.'
Boy Scout Troop 200 & 203 meis. at 6 30 p m rjo.imn.:r, Chur.,:i
AA meets 7 p m Calhoun C-.urity Old .jL Bliji '.,E:l )et

Liberty Women's Club meets
at 11 a.m., Apalachee Restautarin

Search & Rescue m-ieets 6:30 p.m.
Westside Fire Dept in Blountstown

Calhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce
board :.io diret- rs meets 12 ncnri in the c.oniterenrce romr

AA meeis 7 p m., basement ot Calhoun County CcurihoUse

Winter Wonderland .W.,
Express Train Ride 11 R ..s
at Veterans Memorial Park Landon
Civic Center, 6.30 to 9-30 pm Webb
iDec s.& 161
Magnolia VFD meets at 6 p r, at the Fire House
Dance at31 rte Arriencar, Leion H-all in Blouniiowr, tromr 8 30 p rnm 12:30 a.m.

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.read 4tde eu/recd Johnny
oar A e/tee Eubanks,
th Se.54day. Jerry Money

Altha Boy Scouts
rne-t tr.:.nigrl at 5 30 p m n 'itil a's
at the Altha Volunleer Joanna
Fire Deparlrrimeni

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Brownie Troop 158 meets
at 7 8-30 p.mrn at veterans Mvemori:i .:l iv. Centr

Calhoun County Commission mrreets 5 pm Calih.un Co L...uril'-.ue

Calhoun County Industrial Developmental Authority
5 pm in Calhoun Co EOC Roomn C--35

Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge meets pm n ai t.1ascni: Lodge Blourit Ir.,wr

RA, Hosford-Telogia VFD meets 7:30 p.m., Hosford Fire Station

Health Care Council
meets 4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
Boy Scout Troop 206 meet at 7 p m.. Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center

Creamer family

reunion scheduled

Monday, Jan. 1
The Creamer family reunion will be
held Monday, Jan. 1, 2007 (New Year's
day) at Dara Layfield's home (great-
granddaughter of Ethel Rebecca Cream-
er), 15176 NW Magnolia Church Rd.
Bring your favorite dish. I'm sure we'll
have plenty of black eyed peas for every-
one to ensure good luck for the year.
Bring old and new family photos.
Please spread the word amongst fellow
Creamers. RSVP at (850) 643-7310 (cell
phone) or (850) 674-6363 after 6 p.m.
. Start off the year with family and get
acquainted with family you never knew
you had.

Calhoun Co. libraries
open house scheduled
from the Blountstown Public Library
Blountstown libraries will have open
house at each site on Saturday, Dec. 16.
Refreshments will be served.
Santa Claus will be present and will
give children candy canes.
The schedule is as follows:
*Blountstown Library, Altha Library
and Shelton's Park Library from 10 a.m.
until noon
*Hugh Creek Park Library from 1 to
2:30 p.m.
For more information, call 674-8773.

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in Blountstiown, 7-9 a m. .
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The Liberty County Board of County Commission-
ers will hold the regular meeting in January, 2007 on
Thursday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. in the courtroom of the
courthouse. The meeting was previously scheduled
for Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007.

Drs. Paul and Tamaria Joyner
will conduct a Fisher Divorce Seminar entitled
This will be an eight (8) week seminar meeting once each
week in the evening. The sessions will last 3 hours. Subjects
such as "Denial," "Loneliness," "Guilt," "Rejection," "Grief,"
"Anger" and others will be addressed during the seminar.
The seminar will be conducted in Blountstown. Enrollment
will be limited to 20 participants. To receive an application and
receive other information, please call 674-2633 or 674-5731.
The starting date will be Jan. 8, 2007 at 6 p.m. (CT) and
will meet each Monday for eight (8) weeks.
The public is invited to the first part of the first session on
Jan. 8.

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Legendary ballerina to speak at

FSU commencement ceremony

from the Florida State University
State University's Francis Eppes
Professor of Dance, legendary
ballerina Suzanne Farrell, will
speak at FSU's fall graduation
FSU will hold its 2006 fall
commencement on Saturday,
Dec. 16 in the Tallahassee-Leon
County Civic Center beginning at
9 a.m. Of 2,818 December gradu-
ates, 1,500 students representing
14 of FSU's 16 colleges are ex-
pected to participate.
Farrell was selected as the 54th
recipient of the annual Capezio
Dance Award by the Capezio
Ballet Makers Dance Foundation

Income tax

forms available
from the Blountstown Public Library
The Calhoun County Public
Library now has free income tax
forms available along with 1096,
W-3, 1099 and W-2's are also
available for businesses.
However, supply is limited.
All other forms and booklets are
available as we receive them. All
forms are available electronical-
ly. Copying fee is 20 cents per
For more information, call

AWF wrestling

benefit Dec. 16
The American Wrestling Fed-
eration will be in Chipley Satur-
day, Dec. 16 beginning at 8 p.m.
at the T.J. Roulhac Enrichment
and Activity Center. Tickets $6
general admission. Card subject
to last-minute change.
Proceeds will benefit the T.J.
Roulhac Center. For more infor-
mation, call 638-7183.

in 2005. She was also recognized.
as one of the most influential bal-
lerinas of the 20th century when
she won 2005 Kennedy Center
Farrell's autobiography,
"Holding On to the Air," was
published in 1990 and "Suzanne
Farrell-Elusive Muse" was an
Academy Award nominee for
Best Documentary Film in 1997.
In 1999, Farrell directed and
toured the acclaimed production
"Staging the Masters of the 20th
Century Ballet." She won the Na-
tional Medal of the Arts in 2003.
Farrell has been a tireless
teacher of dance since retir-
ing from the stage in 1989. She
has been on FSU's faculty, since
In other FSU ceremonies:
*The College of Nursing's
graduate school ceremony for
eight M.S.N. Nurse Practitioners
and two Post-Master's Nurse
Educator Certificates will be held
at noon on Dec. 15 in the main

Hop aboard the Winter Wonderland
Express Train Friday and Saturday

If you missed the train on
Dec. 8 and 9, don't miss the op-
portunity this weekend to board
a two-foot gauge diesel replica
train for a relaxing and enjoy-
able ride through Veterans Me-
morial Park in Bristol on High-
way 12 S.
The Winter Wonderland Ex-
press Train will depart River
Junction Depot on Friday, Dec.
15 and Saturday, Dec. 16, from
6 to 9 p.m. (ET). Along the
route of the Winter Wonderland
:Express, you will see Santa's
Work Shop, a Living Nativity
Scene, the Avenue of Lights,
the Tunnel of Lights, Skaters
at Central Park and many oth-

er holiday scenes and decora-
Tickets may be purchased
at the "River Junction" Depot
in the Park for $2 per person.
Children 5 and under free but
must be accompanied. by an
The Veterans Memorial Rail-
road is a non-profit volunteer
group, which operates this min-
iature train in Veterans Memo-
rial Park Civic Center for the
benefit of children and families
throughout the area.
For additional information,
please call 643-5491, 379-8456
or 643-5235.


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Help support 4-H at the movies

from the Liberty County
Extension Service Office
You, your family and friends
and their family and friends can
help support 4-H in Florida by
buying tickets to see the new
live action version of Charlotte's
Web in theaters from Dec. 15.
For every ticket purchased
to see Paramount Pictures and
Walden Media's production of
Charlotte's Web through www.

fourhcouncil.edu, Hollywood
Movie Money will donate a $1
to 4-H to help support Florida
4-H Youth Development Pro-
You must purchase your tick-
ets to Charlotte's Web through
www.fourhcouncil.edu for 4-H
and the Florida 4-H Youth De-
velopment Program to receive
this donation.
In 4-H, youth have fun, make

friends and learn leadership and
life skills. 4-H partners with
America's land grant universi-
ties to give more than 6.5 mil-
lion young people hands-on ex-
perience in science, engineering
and technology, healthy living
and citizenship. Learn more at
For more information, call




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VR to host Art Exhibit Opening in Tallahasee

Vocational Rehabilitation pro-
gram is hosting an Open House
and debuting a new Art Exhibit
at its Tallahassee Headquar-
ters, 2002 Old Saint Augustine
Road, Building A, on Wednes-
day, Dec. 13. The event is from
10 a.m. until noon.
: The public is invited to attend
and view the art exhibit pro-
duced by people with disabilities

Florida. The artists will be on
hand to discuss their work.
A brief ceremony will take
place at 10 a.m. The Director of
the Division of Cultural Affairs
Sandy Shaughnessy from the
Department of State will lead the
ribbon cutting ceremony to open
the art exhibit. VR Director Bill
Palmer and VSA Arts of Florida
Executive Director Marian Win-
ters will offer some remarks.

abilities with training, educa-
tion, medical treatment, accom-
modations or other services so
they may become or remain
employed. Last year, VR helped
more than 10,796 Floridians
with disabilities find jobs. Also,
VR assisted 1,486 injured work-
ers in going back to work. VR
has 116 offices across Florida.
For more information about VR
and its services, call 1-866-515-

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lobby of Vivian M. Duxbury
Hall. The college also will hold
a pinning ceremony at 3 p.m. the
same day at First Baptist Church
in Tallahassee for undergraduate
commencement. Sally Karioth,
an associate professor of nurs-
ing at FSU, will be the keynote
speaker. Fifty-seven graduates
who have achieved their B.S.N.
degree will receive pins.
*The College of Law will con-
fer degrees on its 37 graduates at
12:30 p.m. Dec. 16 in Opperman
Auditorium with International
Bar Association Executive Direc-
tor Mark Ellis as guest speaker. A
reception will follow in the law
school rotunda.
*FSU's Army ROTC will com-
mission three second lieutenants
at 2 p.m. Dec. 16 in Miller Hall,
University Center C.
*FSU's Air Force ROTC will
commission two second lieuten-
ants at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Pres-
ident's Sky Box at Doak Camp-
bell Stadium.



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with Santa Saturday afternoon at the Liberty County Courthouse in

Dear Santa,
How are you? I hope you are do-
ing fine. I want a CD player and a
CD. I think I deserve it. Because I
have not talked in class or played in
class. I live in the 1st brick house
on the right.
Merry Christmas!'
Sarah Ashlynn Smithson

Dear Santa Clause,
How are you and Mrs. Clause
doing up there at the Southpole?
How are Prancer, Rudolph and. all
the other reindeers? I want things
lk a pp -ed ps3 and other things.
6he tlhe rest to the homeless.
Your Friend,
Lonnie Perez

Dear Santa Claus,
How have you and Mrs. Claus and
the reindeer been? I want a whole
lot of X-men-toys from ebay.com.
I have been helping my mom
around the house. I tried so hard
to bring my grades up.
I live in a white trailer.
Travarus Jamar Boyd

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you? How is Mrs. Claus?
How are your reindeer? I have been
good this year. This year for Christ-
mas I want a Nintindo D.S., bike,
CD 'player, and lots more. If you can
not bring them it's OK I won't be
mad. I live in the white trailer.
Shelby Murphy

Dear Santa Claus,
How a*re you and Mrs. Claus?
Thank you for th presents last
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year. I really love my dog. This year
I would like some new Playstation
2 games. I'm pretty sure !'ve ee
good enough.
Drew Dryct

Dear Santa Claus,
Thank you for my toys last year.
1 played with it every day. I would
love a pellet gun and an Alabama
football shirt, pants and a Jersey.
I have been very good this year. I
have loved my puppies. We love you.
It is the brick house in Altha.
Malac Johnson

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing? How is Mrs.
Claus? Is the reindeer ok? I want a
playstation 3 smack-down US Raw.
I want a dirtbike for my PS3 and I
want a four wheeler for Christmas.
I am nice and I listen to my mom
and dad. I live in a brick house.
Deonte Dudley

Dear Santa Claus,
How is Mrs. Claus? I want an X-
box, a jar of'money and a book and
a monkey and a TV. Why I- deserve
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it is because I do not hit or kick.
My house is at Blountstown.
Kim JR.

Dear Santa Clus, .
I was just wondering what your
wife is doing and if she is real.
And Santa Claus what I want for
Christmas is a cell phone, the CD
the Cheetagirls 2 and the DVD,
and a gocart. And I just want to
write you to see how you and your
raindeers are doing. And don't for-
get a 2 story red brick house.
Stephanie Abbott

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you and Rudolph? I re-
ally would like PSP for Christmas
and the Game Barbie adventures.
I deserve it because I cleaned the
whole house by myself. You can
find my house by going near Mc-
Donalds. Tell Rudolph I said, "bye.
and hello."
Marian Hansford

Dear Santa,
How is the reindeer and Ms.
I am thinking about the toy I
like. It is a brat or a Seminole
doll, or a blanket that has a big
head of a Seminole and I am think-
ing about boys and girls that have
no Christmas at all. We are buying
them some presents.
Renee Nowling

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Dear Santa Claus,
Thank you for all the pres-
ents you gave me last year. I
really enjoyed them. Here is a
list of what I want this year.
1. a hamster
2. and a karaoke CD
I think I deserve a hamster
because both of mine died.
I deserve a karaoke CD be-
cause I love to sing. Also the
best way to find my house is:
I don't live in a neighborhood,
I have a chimney and there is
al ot of construction going on
at my house. Well that's all!
Audrey Lynn Ryals

Dear Santa Claus,
Greeting to you! I am very
much glad that it is almost
Christmas. I am also glad that,
you are bringing presents. It
must be hard work, so I thank
you. Here's some things I
want to have for Christmas
but it is not much:
1. Skate Board
2. a bake set
3. anything else you can
get me.
Thank you for reading my
Alyssa Brown

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I can
not believe it is already Christ-
mas. I would like a dachshund
puppy and a super spy gear, a
spy car, NCAA football, 007 for
a PS2., I deserve it because I-
have been pretty good all year
and have made good grades.
My house is beside the blue
Sincerely, Tripp Taylor

Dear Santa,
I was wondering how you
and your reindeer were doing.
You know Christmas is right
around the comer. I've got a
new pet dog now. I want to tell
you that when you get to my
house, 'try to suprize me. Tell
all the elfs, reindeer and of
course your wife I said "hello."
Ryan Hanvey

Dear Santa Claus,
Thanks for the gifts last
year, I hope you give me more
this year, I would like a Bow
and Arrow for Christmas, I live
in a blue house with a chim-
Donavan Ebersole

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you this year? How
is Rudolph? I was wondering
if I can have 10 things from
you? I deserve it because I've
got my grade up from a D to a
B. Here's my list of 11 things
that I want for Christmas. All
I want for Christmas is a CD
player, 2 CD'S, 5 baby dolls,
1 Meida player, MP3 player
and a puppy dog in a bag. I
hope you the best, especially
a map.
Love, Sarah Cook

Dear St. Nick,
How have you, misses
Clause and yourreindeerbeen
doing? Well I am doing great,
my grades are very good. Oh,
tell your elves I said Hi. Thank
you Santa for bringing me all
those nice things you brought
me especially that American
girl doll I asked for last Christ-
mas. Santa, for Christmas I
want a Mini Media, some new
jewelry, motor scooter and for
Christmas-please give some-
thing to the children that don't
have homes or don't have
anything to play with and who
are lonely.
Love, Monifa Baker

Dear Santa Claus,
Greeting from Kinard, FL.
Here's what I want for Christ-
mas, Bratz forever, dimondz
doll and game, DVD. Please
get me Diziners world, Dream
world and please! please! get
me a puppy. I deserve these
things because I've been good
in school, do all my home-
work. You can find my house
in Kinard, FL on Pitts circle in
a house with a pig and a pup-
py in my yard. Don't be fright-
ened of my puppy because
she is nice. Her name is little
bit. There is cookies and milk
involved. Please come in with
the raindeer because I want
to see Dancer, Prancer, Co-
ment, Disher and Rudolph.
Love, Sky Pitts

Dear Santa Claus,
How is your wife Misses
Claus? Can I have a Baby
Doll set with a crib and/or high
chair and food too? I think I
deserve it I have been good. I
live with my dad. We have fun
all the time. We hope you can
come this year. I still believe
in you. I will always believe in
you. I have a baby doll and
I need something to feed her
and put her to bed in.
Love, Jenny Lytle

Dear Santa Claus,
Thank you for all of the gifts
last year. They were very
cool. I hope you bring me a
lot like you did last year. See
you next time.
Love, Ridge Deitz

Dear Santa,
Greetings! How are you
doing this year?
What I want for Christmas

is a labtop widescreen and
Iceage the Meltdown and a
X-box 360 and a X-box and
a new bike I also want avator
the viteo game. I want a PS3
and a PSP and i want a 45
maglom and that is I want for
Love, Cody Keller

Dear Santa Claus,
Thank you for the pres-
ents you gave me last year.
I was so surprised when you
gave me my gocart. we hard-
ly have any grass now. But
here's what I want Playstation
2, 270 bolt action, night vision
gogles, walk talkies, jacks,
flash light, and Nintindo DS.
Anthony Wyrick

Dear Santa Clause,
How is your riandeer and
Mrs. Clause? What I want for
Christmas is a New movie
called Iceage the Meltdown
and Happy Feet the video
game, Avator video game. A
Most of all I want to spend
time with my family. I live close
to B.F.D.
Jaimin Martinez

Dear Santa,
Greetings Santa! How are
you doing this year? I need
to straighten up. My stepmom
says I have a lot of stuff but
I don't know about that be-
cause never is never enough
for me. I want some. games
for Christmas and that's all I'm
asking for this Christmas.
Dylan Lee

Dear Santa,
Think you for all you got
me last year. I really liked all
of my toys and clothes.
Summer Flowers

Dear Santa,
Greetings this is what I
would love to have, a game
cube with Mario vs. Wario and
other game and I know that I
deserve it because I help my
parents take care of my baby
brother I helped my parents
when they were really sick. I
hope you think so too.
Love, Blaise Thaw

Dear Santa,
Thanks for the presents
you gave me last year. I
sure hope you give me more
presents this year. I would
like American girl clothes be-
cause I have an American girl
doll. I live in a tan house with
no chimeny.
Heather Yoder

Dear Santa Claus,
What I want for Christmas
is a sony PS3, Full auto 2
Oblivion, a new bike, bible,
silver cross, laptop gold cross
and a bronze cross. That is all
I want for Christmas.
Justin Dean Merwin






Tips for restoring credit: Poor credit is a financial concern for many people

Every "young person has
likely heard the warnings from
parents or older friends and rel-
atives: beware of credit .cards 1
and accruing significant debt.
While such adx ice is common,
it's rarely taken, as many young
people find themselves fighting
a difficult uphill battle against
But young people aren't the
only ones who have traditional-
ly proven less than responsible i
when it comes to credit. Scores
of people across the country are
buried by debt, many so much i
so that their monthly payments
often go just toward finance y
charges or interest. Restoring
bad credit can seem impossible. r
Fortunately, it's not. Difficult?
Yes. Impossible? No.
Where most people find re-
storing their credit most diffi- 1
cult is changing their spending l
habits. Even if ou'\e cleared
yourself of credit card debt,.
for instance, you're likely to.
tempted to use the card soon
thereafter, despite know ing full
well the difficult\ .ou had in
clearing yourself of that debt
in the past. For those looking
to restore:their credit and not
make the same mnustakes tm ice.
consider the follow ing tips.
This is best and most easily\
done by listing all debts you
o\0e, bills you must pa\ each
Month i i.e.. rent. utilities, etc. i,
and other montil. expenses
and then comparing those
monthly expenses to monthly
earnings. Seeing the t\wo next
to each other can be frighten-
ing. However, it can also be
eye-opening, showing just hoi
much or how little lee\I a ou
truly have for frivolous spend-
ing each month.
Once you've seen \ hat you
owe andN\ hat on earn. 1 ou can
develop a budget that fits ac-
cordingly. Make sure the bud-
get is realistic. Spreading your
money too ~ ill not onl make
you miserable, but it leaves
little wiggle room in cse oft
If you have substantial sa\-
ings and substantial debt. use
the former to pay off as much
of the latter as you can. Debts.
particularly credit card debts.
often carry high interest rates,
much higher than the interest
rates your savings will earn sit-
ting in the bank. That means
your debt will be increasing
significantly each day \ou have
it, while your savings will only
witness a marginal increase sit-
ting in your bank account.
It's best to use your savings
to pay off high-interest loans
or debts first and foremost For
example, say you have an unse-
cured bank loan with a balance
of $8.000 at 11 percent, but a
credit card debt of $3,000 at 30
percent. Though the bank loan
debt is higher, you're better off
paying off the credit card debt ;?

first, as the accrued interest-on-
the.credit card debt is actually
higher (and i ill continue to get ,
higher), despite the %alue of -
the bank loan being more than
double the amount of the credit
card debt. It's al% a\s best to
pay off higher-interest loans
or debts first to avoid accruing
more debt.
LISH CREDIT. Despite ha\-
ing bad credit, if there is a past .'
creditor you'\ e had a good pa\- -
ment history \\ ith. re-establi.sh-
.ng that relationship can be a
great first step toward restoring Poor credit is a
your credit. Such creditors are cern for many p(
often willing to re-establish a difficult, there
relationship, figuring you're pay off balance,
worth the risk. Take advantage credit standing.
of that willingness if it's there,
as other creditors you haven't
had a positive relationship with jump at the chance
ikely won't be so welcoming. credit accounts,
*READ THE FINE PRINT. great way to re-e
Many people with bad credit selves and restoi

financial con-
eople. Though
are ways to
s and restore

ce to open new
figuring it's a
establish them-
re their credit

history. Unfortunately, that's
not always the case. Compa-
nies offering "special offer" ori
"introductory" interest rates are
often too good to be true and
should be avoided. Oftentimes,
someone with bad credit who-
dives into offers such as these
finds himself right back where
he started, with a mountain of
debt and facing debilitating
interest rates. Always read the
fine print in credit agreements
before signing up for a new ac-
BANKRUPTCY. In the Unit-
ed State, some people feel as
though Chapter 7 bankruptcy is
a "Get Out of Jail Free Card."
In fact, it's more of a "Extend
You Stay in Jail Card." People
who file Chapter 7 will have
that. appear on their credit re-
port for 10 years. Congress has
long been considering toughen-
ing bankruptcy laws, making it

harder to file and more damag-
ing if you do. Chapter 7 can
wipe out your debt, but it will
make it extremely difficult for
you to establish a relationship
with lenders down the road.
It might even make it difficult
for you to get an apartment, as
landlords are within their rights
to refuse you, and often will if a
bankruptcy appears on a back-
ground check.
If you must file for bankrupt-
cy, consider Chapter 13, which
is more a repayment plan than
a debt relief. Under Chapter 13,
you are agreeing with the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court to repay un-
secured debts over as much as
60 months. Future interest rates
won't be low if you file Chapter
13, but lenders have tradition-
ally proven far more willing to
deal with filers of Chapter 13
bankruptcy than those of Chap-
ter 7.

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branch employees at

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Wakulla Bank extends their warmest wishes during this holiday season
a and invites you to stop by either location to enjoy coffee and cookies.

(Located in the Piggly Wiggly) 10911 NW SR 20
Mon Fri 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Mon Fri 9 a.m. 5p.m.
: Saturday 10a.m.- 2 p.m. Closed Saturday I


There were plenty of smiles, hugs and cuddles to go around as
kids took a few minutes to share their gift requests with Santa at
Saturday's holiday festival on the grounds of the Liberty County
Courthouse in Bristol. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS

Visitors can enjoy a unique holiday experience by taking a ride on the
Winter Wonderland Express Train, which leaves from the depot at Veterans
Memorial Park Civic Center in Bristol. Riders travel through tunnels of
light, past holiday displays and see many Christmas decorations along
the route. The train will be running this Friday and Saturday from 6 to 9
p.m. For more details, see page 5 of this issue.




No words can express the
love and appreciation that was
shown to us during the illness
and loss of my husband, our dad,
grandfather, ,great-grandfather,
brother and uncle. We really"
don'tknow where to startbecause
there are so many and we do not
want to forget anyone.
So we will start with the
Liberty County ambulance
service. To all of you who came
many times for the past several
years and took him to what ever
hospital he-wanted or we wanted
to make him better. Everyone of.
you holds a special piece of our
Second when all the other
hospitals and doctors said don't
bring him back there .is nothing
else we can do, Calhoun-Liberty
and staff stood strong and was
there for him, our mom and us.
Praying, waiting on us and never
said a cross word even when
Buddy/daddy was not his best.
Ya'll are all troopers and we





Altha Church of

God Christmas:


The Altha Church of God will
have its Christmas drama "SOS
Christmas" and "Toy Land
Christmas" Sunday, Dec. 17 be-
ginning at 10:30 a.m. Everyone
is invited to attend this celebra-
Enjoy a potluck meal imme-
diately following the service.
Please bring a covered dish.
The church is located 26000
NE Fuqua- Circle in' Altha. For
more information, call 762-

Christmas Celebration at

Altha First Bapt. Church,
Altha First Baptist 'Church
invites everyone to celebrate the
Christ of Christmas with them
this Sunday.
The .Sanctuary ,Choir will
present their cantata at 11 a.m.
Sunday, night the children will-
present "Mayhem in Bethlehem"
at 6 p.m. Following their play a
chili /soup supper will be served
in the fellowship hall.
The Altha First Baptist Church
buildings are located at. 156.60
NW Chipola Str et in Altha. :

need more folks like you in the
world to make it a better place.
Without your love and support
we couldn't have made it through
the hard times. God bless each of
Dr. M. Farooqi there is no
words that can explain the
character of a professional like
you, other than more doctors
need to follow in your footsteps.
You have shown so much love,
compassion and heartfelt hurt
just like you were a blood
relative.In our eyes you are one
of the family and are welcome
in our home anytime. Thank you
so much for taking care of my
husband and our daddy without
you we would have lost him
sooner than we did. Thanks for
giving us that extra time with
him. It meant the world to us.
Lawrence Lindsey, what can
we say! We just have no words for
the comfort and compassionate
love that you shared with us
all. Especially with mom and

Christmas Musical

at Bristol Pentecostal

Church Fri. and Sat.
The choir of the Bristol Pen-
tecostal Holiness Church will
present the musical "Light of the
.World" on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7
p.m. and again at 6 p.m. on Sun-
day, Dec. 17. Pastor Coy Collins
and congregation extend a cor-
dial invitation to the community
to share these evenings.with us.
Jesus is the spiritual light
of the World and this musical
brings honor and praise to Him
and glory- to His name. This Je-
sus; the Son of God, was born to
be our savior. We worship Him
and give Him all the glory and
all the praise for what He has
done for us.
Please call 643-5733 for more

Telogia Baptist Church

Christmas Cantata
Telogia Baptist Church will
have its Christmas Cantata Sun-
day, pec. 17 at 11 a.m. morning
service and also at the evening
service at 6 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come
and worship with us as we sing
praises for ouir Lord and Sav-
We will have refreshments
after the evening services,, so
please stay and fellowship with

Gather at the Manger
The First Baptist Church of
Bristol invites everyone to its,
"Gather at .the Manger" Cantata
on Sunday. Dec. 17 beginning at
7 p.m.
SThe church is located at 10677
NW Michaux Road. For more
information, call 643-5400.

dad. There is no other person
except for God that is as special
as you to our family. You are a
true blessing to this society and
a great inspiration to us all. We
need more folks like you in the
world to make it a better place.
God bless you and your family.
To the rest of our family
and friends, Todd Wahlquist
and Bevis Funeral Home staff,
thank you for making Nov. 6
the greatest homecoming for my
husband, our dad and grandfather
the best day of his life. For those
of you who could not make the
services we thank you for the
cards, flowers, food and phone
We love each and everyone
who helped make this a special
day for us all.
Love with all our hearts,
The Potter family

On behalf of Lisa Ammons
Pitts, we want to express our
gratitude to friends, volunteers
and the community, for your
generous donations during Lisa's
fundraiser on Dec. 1. We are
overwhelmed by the amount of
support Lisa received from the
community. No words could say
how much it was appreciated.
You see so many come together,
work so hard for a member of a
community, it really makes you
thankful to be a part of Liberty
A special thank you to the
volunteers who worked so
hard to make the fundraiser a

success. Also, to the employees
at Georgia-Pacific, Sunshine
Cypress, Liberty County Schools
and the Sheriff's Department for
their support,
Lisa continues the fight to
save her leg that was so damaged
from the hit and run incident on
Sept. 17. She is currently in the
hospital regaining strength after a
third surgery due.to an infection.
She was so thankful and grateful
to everyone.
So, on her behalf, thank you
each and everyone!
Lisa Ammons Pitts and family

The family of Stanley
"Catfish" Johnson extends a very
special thank you to everyone
for all the love shown during our
sad time.
Our hearts were truly touched
by friends, strangers and loved
ones. We were blessed and held
together with food, flowers,
calls, prayers, cards visits and
donation to children's homes.
May God bless all of you.
Especially Pastor Owensby,
Lawrence Lindsey, Jamie Shiver,
Roy Pickron, Les and Brenda
Hand, Lake Mystic Baptist
Church and Jimmy Goff.
Many -thanks to Todd
Wahlquist for his service.
A special love to Shannon
Jo Johnson, Teresa
& Shorty Messer,
Eddie & James Syfrett,
Delilah, Kim & Trevor Bryant,
Ly Vo

i t-R~Pan MIcDougald
Text: Ephesians 3:20-21
Rob Morgan says that Jim Stegalls
was nineteen when he went to fight
in Vietnam. On Feb. 26, 1968, Jim's
base was attacked and a rocket headed
straight for him. Jim's buddy shoved
him into a pit and they waited for the
explosion. The bomb did not go off.
Later, back in the U.S., his wife's
grandmother, Mrs. Harris, told Jim of
a night she awoke in terror. Sensing
he was in trouble, she began praying
prostrate on the floor as she read her
Bible. She read Matt. 18:20, "...If two
of you.. .agree about anything you ask
for, it will be done...(NIV)" Mrs. Har-
ris called her Sunday School teacher
who helped her pray. Mrs. Harris
showed in her Bible where she marked
the passage, "Jim, Feb. 26, 1968."
God listens when we pray. Prayer
is an opportunity for us to join God
in what He is already doing. God is
"...able to do immeasurably more than
all we ask or imagine... (NIV)" Mrs.
Harris didn't know that Jim was in dan-
ger of being blown to bits by a rocket.
She did not know to pray for a friend to
shove him into a pit. She did not know
to pray that the fuse on the bomb would
fail. She did know to pray because Jim
was in trouble.
The Holy Spirit prayed with her
through groans that words could not
express. God spoke through scripture.
Mrs. Harris enlisted a prayer partner.
God did more than they could ask or
That is how the church will ac-
complish God's purpose: We pray to
God according to the power at work
within us. Robert Law said, "Prayer
is a mighty instrument, not for getting
man's will done in Heaven, but-for get-
ting God's will done on earth." To God
be the glory!

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DECEMBER 13, 14, 15
Best days to cut hair'
to discourage growth

D he word "Halcyon" comesfrom called alkyon or halcyon by, the
a Greek legend about the Greeks. Around the time of the
Ld:Ighticr of Aeolus, winter solstice, the bird built its
S god ft whe winds, who floating nest upon the seas, and the.
''I lrev. herself into the sea wind was charmed into a period
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iit hIre, he was trans- cubated. This peaceful time, known
Stormed into a as Halcyon Days, is what we wish
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Buchanan, Norris to wed Friday, Dec. 15
Cristina Lee Buchanan of Blountstown and Eric

nounce their upcoming wedding on Friday, Dec. 15
at 7 p.m. (CT) at W. T. Neal Civic Center in Blount-
stown. .
Cristina is the daughter of the late Cathy Bu-
chanan of Blountstown. She is the granddaughter of
the late Laverne Faircloth of Zephyrhills, Ray and "
Christine Carver of Bristol and Barbra Stark of Mil-
waukee, WI.
Eric is the son of Bill and Jena Norris of Blount- ; ..
stown. He is the grandson of the late Frank Norris of
Foley, AL, the late Camilla Norris of Chattahoochee
and the late Coleman and Irene Johnson- of Blount- .
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Blount-
stown High School and is currently in the Nursing -n
Program at Chipola College. The groom-elect is a -
2001 graduate of Blountstown High School and is employed by West Florida Electric Cooperative.
All friends and family are welcome to attend.

Pullum, Copeland plan February wedding
Garnette and Tammy Pullam of Bristol are pleased to
announce the engagement of their daughter, Shena De-
1 nise Pullam to Arvel Louis Copeland III, also of Bristol.
Arvel is the son of Jeanie and Larry Rogers of Bristol and
the late Arvel Louis Copeland II.
S Grandparents of the bride-elect are the late Billy Rae
SiPullam of Telogia, CassieM. Pullum of Bristol, Larry and
Carol Strickland of Bristol and the late Jimmy E. Maddox
-2kof Prattville, AL.
ii I' ''Grandparents of the groom-elect are the late Barbara
R. and Arvel Louis Copeland Sr. of Bristol and Betty R.
and Larry E. Lambert of Livingston, TX.

School. He is currently employed at A.F.Y.C. in Wilma.
i,,._ iThe wedding is set for February and the couple plan to
1 ".. .l.. make their home in Bristol.

Mercers to celebrate 50th

wedding anniversary Sun.
All friends of Billy and Betty Mercer are invited to worship with
us at First Presbyterian Church, 20325 NW Evans St., Blountstown
on Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. (CT) or 11 a.m. (ET).
Billy and Betty will be celebrating fifty years of marriage. Please
join their family and church family on this joyous occasion as they
reaffirm their wedding vows.
A reception in their honor will follow given by their children. All
are invited.
Love of friends is a treasured gift, we request no other.


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in The Journal: Births, Birthdays, Weddings,
Anniversaries, Family Reunions and more!

Caleb James McMillan will be i
celebrating his first birthday
on Dec. 21t, He is the son of KAL
Chanda and Josh McMillan. Kallan M
of Bristol. His grandparents first birth
are Cecil Smith of Hosford, a party,
Jenny Goff of Bristol and with lots
Steve and Sharon McMillan of to help,
Bristol. Caleb enjoys playing day. Sh
with his cousins, Landric and Alex ana
Charisma, spending time with Bristol. A
Granny Jenny playing outside outside,
and riding on Grandpa's John and play
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hday on Nov. 21 with
at Torreya State Park
of family and friends
her celebrate her big
e is the daughter of
d, Candace Mercer of
Kallan loves swinging
riding in her wagon
'ing with her big sister,

Landric Ayden Snow cel-
ebrated his. first birthday on
Dec. 6: He is the son of Randy
Snow and Jennifer McMillan of
Bristol. His grandparents are
Steve and Sharon McMillan
of Bristol and Randell Snow
and Lynn We.t of Boaz, AL.
Landric enjoys riding on this
Grandpa's John Deere Gator,
playing outside, chasing the
cat and going to his babysit-
ter's house..


One Year at Bear Creek Educational Forest

Nestled in the unique for-
ested ravines of Gadsden
County, the Florida Division
of Forestry's Bear Creek Edu-
-cational Forest has hosted over
2,200 students on field trips
since its opening in December
of 2005. This 492-acre tract
of Lake Talquin State Forest is
dedicated to teaching students
of all ages about sound forestry
practices, focusing on environ-
mental education with hands-
on learning.
Groups visiting Bear Creek
Educational Forest include
public and private schools,,
scout troops, summer camps, 4-
H groups, daycares, and church
groups. People of all ages have.
enjoyed the forest ranging from
kindergartners through senior
citizens. Classes have traveled
from Gadsden, Leon, Liberty,
Wakulla, Calhoun, Franklin,
and Taylor Counties to learn
about forestry.
Bear Creek Educational For-
est is a peaceful retreat with sev-
eral miles of hiking available
on three trails. The half mile
paved "Living Forest Trail" has
trees that actually talk to you!
The 2.5 mile arboretum Ravine
Trail leads to steep head ravines
not commonly seen throughout
North Florida. There are nu-

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merous tree and plant identifi-
cation signs to identify and de-
scribe tree characteristics, and
to explain products that can
be made from each tree. The
Bear Creek Trail is the longest
at three miles and circles the
entire acreage. A newly con-
structed classroom holds 60
students and enables-foresters
and rangers to give an over-
view lesson before exploring

the forest.
Eleven program options are
available for students to learn
about a wide range of environ-
mental topics. Each program
option may include a lesson,
game, and hands-on activity
in the forest. An interpretive
hike and souvenir "tree cookie"
name tag to decorate and take
home may also be included.
The "tree cookie" gives stu-

dents their very own cross sec-
tion sample of a tree to examine
tree rings and better understand
how trees grow.
Through programs such as
Forester for a Day, Tree ID,
Forest Products, and Fire Man-
agement: students can learn
about forestry. They use for-
estry tools to find the height
and size of trees or learn how
to use a key to determine which

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species of tree they are observ-
ing. Young students may get a
visit from Smokey Bear to re-
mind them to never play with
matches and to explain the dif-
ferences between wildfires and
prescribed burning.
In Ecosystem Exploration,
students compare living and
nonliving factors by examin-
ing three different ecosystems.
Animal Adventures includes
a game that demonstrates the'
importance of animal camou-
flage and leads the students on
a scavenger hunt for signs of
animals and their habitat. Pho-
tosynthesis Fun helps kids dis-
cover important plant processes
through games and activities.
Soil Digs and Decomposition
Broken Down give students a
closer look at what is going on
underneath their feet. Students
can find their way through the
woods in Orienteering Adven-
ture after learning how to use a
Guided programs at Bear
Creek Educational Forest are
free of charge and open to
any group interested in learn-
ing more about the forest. For
more information or reserva-
tions, contact Karen Weigelt at
(850) 627-90654 or email wei-

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Altha citizen 'fired up' over deputies' actions

To the editor:
Once gain the Calhoun Sher-
iff's Department is stepping-in
the wrong direction.
Story on page 3 of Dec. 6
publication says a man went to
his estranged wife's home to col-
lect personal belongings, she re-
fused to allow him his property
because she wanted to have it in
a yard sale.
She admitted throwing wa-
ter on the husband. That is bat-
tery on her part. If any one of us
threw water on a deputy you can
bet we'd be charged with battery
on a law enforcement officer!
When the husband retaliated he
was arrested for domestic bat-
tery. Both should have been ar-
rested or no charges at all.
Since I'm all fired up here I



Write: The Calhoun-
Liberty Journal
RO. Box 536,
SBristol, FL'32321

have another complaint. Why are
law enforcement officers exempt
from the laws that the rest of us
obey, such as speeding, or when
they have an accident they are
not charged with careless driv-

ing and failure to keep vehicle
under control. I was a passenger
in a deputies car in August, he
passed a line of cars while going
up a hill and ran at least two ve-
hicles off the road coming from
the other direction. This same
deputy drove at speeds in excess
of 85 mph and ran off the road
several times.
It's time to have all the depu-
ties go through a refresher course
where they learn that they are
not excluded from the same laws
everyone else must obey. Even
the EMS people drive at excess
speed when they are not re-
sponding to an emergency, I've
seen this when they were going
to lunch.
Mike Bailes,

Who is responsible for sidewalk hazards?

To the editor:
The City of Bristol, Liberty
County Commissioners, State
of Florida Road Department or
Citizens of Liberty County.
Starting from the Ruby Har-

vell residence in Bristol doing
my daily exercises past the li-
brary, I turned around and started
back and ran into a thorny bush
hanging over the sidewalk.
I was concerned that someone

Christmas shopping made easy

by Marti Vickery Operations Manager
- You don't need the EASY
button, just stop by the Cal-
houn County Chamber office!
We have a many gifts available:
Custom made pictorial Calhoun
County Afghans, polo style
shirts, regional cookbooks,
CD's, DVD's and books of the-
tremendous works by Elam
Stoltzfus and Clyde Butcher.
Our next Chamber Board and
Member meetings -are set for
details as we plan for the May-
or elect's welcome reception,
hosted by the Chamber. Marsha
Harpool will be sworn in at the
City Council meeting Jan. 9.
for nomination forms soon for
the. Calhoun County Citizen of
the Year.
Yes, it really) is that time
again! We are planning our 60th
Annual Chamber Banquet.
Join the Calhoun Count\
Chamber of Commerce! Come
grow with us.
Memberships for businesses,
individuals: and non-profit orga-
nizations are available.
Call Marti at 674-4519 for
details about our exciting mem-
bership plans for 2007
STREET Tour of Homes
was a terrific success! Over
150 people braved the cold to
enjoy four fabulous homes all
decked out for the holiday sea-

son. Thank you to all who par-
ticipated, helped to make it hap-
pen and of course, thank you to
the homeowners for their kind-
ness and hard work, preparing
refreshments and opening their
homes to the community. It is
indeed, a wonderful life!
Do you desire to help with
special events or planning eco-
nomic development strategies?
Perhaps you have some ideas
.for improving our downtown...
Join Main Street! Call Angie at
674-9191 or the Chamber office
,at 674-4519.
us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fri-
day, Dec. 15 at Florida Pan-
handle Properties for a ribbon
cutting ceremony and holiday
Open House. We are very happy
to see members growing their
will be traveling to Thomasville
this weekend for some plan-
ning time and to look -for. ad-
ditional creative,ideas for us to
implement in 2007 for Calhoun
I have scheduled a meeting
for Dec. 21 with Ken Willette
from Florida's Great Northwest
to learn of more opportunities
for our area.
On Jan. 16 I will travel to
Pensacola for the Chamber CEO
meetings. This will help us stay
in tune with what is happening
in other Chambers- across the
northwest Florida region.

running, either daytime or night,
could fall and injure him/herself.
Who would be responsible?
Also, going north from Har-
vell Street on the sidewalk, I
stumbled over a three inch area
where the roots of the trees have
raised the sidewalk up and bro-
ken the cement.
Someone could be injured
here, also. Who would be re-
Since I haven't been in any
other direction, it's possible there
are other hazards in the area that
need attention. Who would be
Enoch M: Stanfill,

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Congress okays drilling ban and sales tax deduction

Early Saturday morning, Con-
gress gave final approval to two
significant measures champi-
oned by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson
that will provide Florida with
long-term protection from oil
drilling and allow Floridians to
deduct $1.7 billion in state sales
tax from their federal income tax
The provisions were included
in broader legislation passed by
the House Friday afternoon and

the Senate Saturday. It now
heads to the president for his
"This is a huge day for Flo-
ridians," Nelson said after the
bill's passage. "Not only were
we able to get needed protec-
tions from drilling, we also got
a major tax break for the state's
Passage of the legislation gave
Nelson and Florida's other U.S.
Senator Mel Martinez a major
victory over the oil industry and

its allies in Congress by restrict-
ing drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
to areas far off the state's coast.
The legislation included a pro-
posal negotiated by Nelson and
Martinez that creates a no-drill-
ing zone extending 125-miles off
the Panhandle and 235-miles off
Tampa Bay and much of the rest
of the state's West coast, through
the year 2022. The measure also
preserves vital military test and
training ranges located in the
Gulf of Mexico.
With congressional and presi-
dential drilling moratoriums set
to expire in 2012, the measure
was seen by many as crucial in
preventing current and future
administrations from opening
large tracts of the Eastern Gulf
of Mexico to oil drilling.
"Floridians can now take
comfort in the fact that they'll be
no drilling off the state's shores,"
said Nelson. "This is major pro-
tection of our state's 50 billion-
dollar tourism-driven economy
and its unique environment."
Florida taxpayers received
another huge piece of good news
when Congress approved a pro-
vision sought by Nelson allow-
ing the state's residents-to deduct
state sales taxes from their feder-
al income tax returns for another
two years. "Now we've got to
convince the Congress to make

the sales tax deduction perma-
nent," said Nelson.
In 2004, at the urging of
Nelson and other lawmakers in
sales-tax states, Congress decid-
ed to allow for the deduction of
state sales taxes, but only for two
years. It expired at the end of last
year. In August, Nelson issued
a public demand that leaders in
Congress. act quickly to restore
the tax break retroactively.

The tax break will allow Flo-
ridians to deduct state sales taxes
on their 2006 and 2007 federal
tax returns. Residents in states
with income taxes can deduct
it on their federal tax returns,
but Florida is one of eight states
with a sales tax and no income
tax. The deduction is expected
to save Florida taxpayers an
estimated $1.7 billion over two

Proposed fee increase at Camel

and Wright Lake Campgrounds
from the USDA Forest Service
The Apalachicola National Forest is proposing increasing fees at
Camel Lake and Wright Lake Campgrounds. This fee will reflect the
amenities offered at these sites.
New fees would be $10 per night for sites without electricity and
$15 per night for sites with electricity. Day use fees are not included
in this proposal.
In 2004 and 2006, the Forest upgraded facilities at Camel Lake.
The campground has been updated with a small rest room contain-
ing hot showers and flush toilets. Water and electric hookups are
.available at four of the campsites.
Facilities at Wright Lake Campground include a large rest room
with hot showers and flush toilets. Water hookups are available at all
18 sites. A dump station is also provided.
We are requesting that you provide your comments on this pro-
posal by Dec. 15. Comments may be mailed electronically to Cathy
Briggs at cbriggs @fs.fed.us or mailed-to Attention: Cathy Briggs, 57
Taft Drive Crawfordville, FL 32327.
Oral or written comments may be delivered to the Apalachicola
or Wakulla Range .Station office Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. to 4:30.p.m. or Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more informa-
tion, contact Cathy Briggs at (850) 926-3561, ext. 6509.

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100 Cookies a month
Kayla Bristow

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Corey Reese

Two thousand forworking
so hard. Keith Dean

Eight presents an hour.
Amber Smith

Six billion dollars they do a
lot of work you know.
Cody Carter

Three Million dollars
Devon Lovelace

Three candy-canes an
-Rebekah Newsome

$10.00 and hour;
S-Teddy N.

A sip of his milk and a bit
of his cookie. Karly Grice

Probably about $30 a
day because, they work
so hard. ,- Aiilo Barton.

Eleven dollars an hour .c
Bryan H.

$1_ 7,000,000,000,000 an
hour. Morgan APen

S10 Zillion dollars a second.
Ccody Reagan

$100 an hour, .
S-Hannah Warner

Santa pays his elvers $100
per year and plus some
hot co-CO.- Christopher Sale

-Santa pays his elves with
gifts, chocolats, and a
chance tprideone of his
raindeer. Jenny Moore.

Santo pay's his elves
$20 000 a year. :
..:. Rachel /Uldron

Santa pays his elves 1 ,000
a yeor. \'\ill Lewvis

Santa pays his elves with
some candy and hot co-
coa, and Million dollars.
S; Brooke Boggs

.Sainta Pays his elves six
billion dollars a year. .
justin Presbitero'

Santa pays his elves 11
.dollars an hour.
-Alex Aultman

Santa pays his elves noth-
ing. I think it is all for fun
and happiness.
Zachary Robart Stewart

He gives them fifty dollars
each for working so hard.
Logan Stone

Santa pays his elves things
they need like furniture,
food and drinks.
Jamie Coleman

Santa pays his eleves
Snotthing but. Christmas
-joy and laghefter.
Katie Blount

Santa pays his elves noth-
ing its all about Christmas
joy that pays Santa's
elves. Marian Bailey

Santa pays his elves
$14.00 a hour so they can
get the stuff for toys.

Santa pays his elves with
a place to sleep and
things to eat and. drink
and clothes to wear.
Breanna Walker

S$00 a year and hot cocO.
Lucos Jeter

Santa pay his elves. by
giving hot coco. .
S-. Courtney Coker

Santa pays .his elves by
giving them warm places
to sleep and to live and
gives them food,and
drink. Stacy Bramblett

I think that Santac pays his
elves donuts an hour.
Marisa Marshall

Santa pays his elve
million dollars a year.

Santa pays his elves $
day. -Nichola

Santa pays his elves
dollars. Cody Ba

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thoughts from
the Fourth
Grade classes
of Heidi
and Mark
Brogdon at
Altha School

What would you
do if you were one
of Santa's elves?

If I was one of Santa's
elves I would make dolls.
Claire Price

If I was one of Santa's
elves I would work really
hard! Logan Stone

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If I one of Santa's elves
I would work in the toy
factory and help feed
the reindeer and ploish
Santa's reindeer bells.
Christopher Sale

If I were Santa's elve i
would help Santa with all
of his do's and don't.
Justin Presbitero

If i were one of Santa's
elves I would make just
what every kid put on
their wish list.- Alex Aultman

If I was-one-of Santa's
elves I would make my
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Branches seeking gift certificates, movies,

toys and clothing for area's homeless youth

from Wakulla Bank
Wakulla Bank has launched a
holiday donation drive to col-
lect entertainment gift certifi-
cates, family-friendly movies
and games, warm clothing and
hygiene items for Big Bend
area youth experiencing home-
Wakulla Bank is an Ameri-
can Bankers Association "Bank
of Promise" in partnership with
America's Promise, a national
organization dedicated to im-
proving the lives of children
and youth. The America's
Promise campaign symbol is a
red wagon; the donation drive
features red wagons as drop-off
points in the bank's 15 branch-
es in Calhoun, Leon, Liberty
and Wakulla counties.
"Banking and community
involvement go hand in hand,"

from the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Soci-
ety, Florida Division, Inc., has
aw arded the Tallahassee Memo-
rial Cancer Center a two-year,
$150,000 grant to implement a
Breast Cancer Patient Naviga-
tor Program.
Through this grant, the Can-
cer Center has hired a breast
cancer patient navigator: a per-
son who will act as a guide for
underserved women in rural
areas who are poor and from
ethnic minority groups and
who develop breast cancer. The
breast cancer navigator and the
team that will be, built around
this new position will initiate
better communication with pa-
tients who have an abnormal

the Journal

said Wakulla Bank President
Walter C. Dodson Jr. "Our
Bank of Promise commitment
includes helping to build and
strengthen the character and
competence of youth. Provid-
ing holiday gifts and other ba-
sic personal items can boost
families' self-esteem and help
make a positive difference in
the lives of children experienc-
ing homelessness."
Big Bend Homeless Coali-
tion oversees more than 50
agencies and organizations that
serve clients in an eight-coun-
ty area, including three of the
counties in which Wakulla Bank
has branches. The coalition's
2005 street count and survey
showed that children make up
almost half of the area's home-
less. population. More than
4,000 individuals are estimated
to experience homelessness in

mammogram or a positive find-
ing of breast cancer. This team
will work to identify financial,
physical, cultural or language
barriers that can prevent quality
cancer care and guide patients
through the health care system.
Breast cancer patients in this
population will be screened and
tracked throughout the cancer
care system. Collaboration be-
tween TMH's health care pro-
viders, county health depart-
ments and grassroots support
groups will be promoted with
an emphasis on.using the Amer-
ican Cancer Society's support
According to Christy Har-
rison, Administrator of TMH's
Cancer Center, "The Breast
Cancer Patient Navigator acts as
a resource withirr our 10-county
region. She will provide a focal
point and coordination for pre-
vention programming, early de-
tection services and treatment
for breast cancer."
For more information about
the Breast Cancer Patient Navi-
gator Program at Tallahassee
Memorial Cancer Center, call
(850) 431-2338.


the Big Bend area each year.
"The holidays can be trau-
matic for children experienc-
ing homelessness because their
families often lack the resources
to give even basic gifts or toys,"
said Big Bend Homeless Co-
alition Executive Director Kay
Freeman. "The items we're
collecting can give our children
a holiday season to cherish."
Community members and
bank customers are encouraged
to participate in the donation
drive. Items needed include:
*Entertainment and movie
gift certificates.
*Brand new children's tennis

*Children's underwear all
*New sweatshirts and coats
*Children's gloves and hats
*Family-friendly movies and
*Hygiene items
Founded by General Co-
lin Powell, America's Promise
serves as a nationwide catalyst
urging public, private and non-
profit organizations to focus
their combined talents and re-
sources to improve the lives of
our nation's youth. The Ameri-
can Bankers Association has re-
cruited more than 2,400 banks
nationwide to join corpora-

tions, nonprofit organizations,
philanthropic foundations, ser-
vice providers, communities,
and national, state and local
governments in this national
youth alliance.
For more information about
America's Promise The Al-
liance for Youth: http://www.
Wakulla Bank is an FDIC
insured independent bank dedi-
cated to quality and innova-
tive service, with 15 locations
in Calhoun, Leon, Liberty and
Wakulla counties. The bank
maintains more than $440 mil-
lion in assets. To learn more,
visit www.wakullabank. com.

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Dear Santa Claus,
How have you been doing? Hope
the elves have been working hard.
I think you and all the elves are
Anyway I am so ready to tell you
what I want. I would like a horse
and her name is Blue. She is at
Miss Wendys. She is white but
also kind of grey. I wish my Aunt a
Happy Christmas, she is in Iraq.
Brittany Six

Dear Santa,
Thanks for the toys last year. I
really enjoyed them. They were the
best ones yet. I am sure you know
where my house is already but I'm
going to remind you. It is a brick
house. Please leave the presents in
the playroom where the Christmas
tree is. I am not asking for much
this year but anyway I need a dog.
If possible I want a basset hound.
I'm going to leave cookies and milk.
Do you like peanut butter cookies?
Well let me know. Once again,
thanks for the toys last year. Have
a safe trip this year Santa Claus.
Jordan Willis

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Clause? How is the
reindeer? I am thanking about a girl
that wont get nothing for Christ-
mas. We are getting, her a present
for Christmas. Some people will
be mean to me at school. Thank you
elfs for builtting our toys at the
Cheyenne Nowling

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing? Santa how
are the reindeer and Rudolph? I
would like to have a 270 with a
scope and some hunting clothes. I
would like a gront and Doe pee and
water proof and snake proof boots. I

think I have been good in school. I
try to keep my grades up the best I
can do. I live close to Harveys.
Jonathan Leath

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing? How is Mrs.
Claus and the reindeer doing also?
For Christmas I would like a MP3
player, DVD player, TV, iPod, go
phone and minutes for my tracfone
because I've been a good girl and
helped a lot.
Your Friend,
Katelin Locklar
P.S. Santa please stop at my house
Christmas eve.

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you and Rudolph and
Mrs. Claus? Good! That's great. I
have been a good boy this year my
Aunt is coming over. It will be lots
of fun. Oh one more thing I am in
the parade. I wan a power ranger
Sincerly Yours,
Alex Mayo

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you this year. Thank you
for the stuff you gave me last year.
I want a Nintendo DS with the
games pokemon ranger and animal
crossing. I go to church,-help and
do not kill. Look for tiger butter.
Your Friend,
John Young

Dear Santa,
How are you? How are all the
reindeer? Is Mrs. Claus feeling
okay? Does she have the flu? I
shre hope notl If you want to know
what I want, you have to go to Toys
"R" us. It's a computer game, its
called Barbie Pet Doctor, I think it
is anyway. I also want another Bar-
bie computer game but I don't mind
what one you get me. I deserve it
because I've been good in school

and I get good grades. You can find
my house in Pine Island. Thank you
and you can give me anything else
you think I'd like.
Love and Remember,
Cassidy Geurliaccio

Dear Santa,
How are you? How is Mis. Claus,
is she doing good? I have been re-
ally good. I've been helping my morn
and dad around the house. Look for
a dog, if you don't mind will you
bring my family one too? I really
want a dirt bike. If just all the poor
kids get more that don't matter to
me I love all of them. I want a pink
gun too. I love everyone. Please
bring the poor kids something. I
love them very much. Tell everyone
at the North Pole I love them too .
See you soon.
Love, Taylor Vincent

P.S. I love you and everyone else.

Dear Santa,
Please forgive me and please give
the homeless all of my presents and
tell Courtney sorry for picking on
her. Please give Courtney what she
always wanted!
Temperance Thomas

Dear Santa,
How are you? Is Rudolph doing
OK to fly? Thank you for the gifts
last year. For this years presents,
I would like and American doll
with her accessories. I deserve this
American girl doll because I had
done my chores at the house and I
have been good all year round. And
don't forget to stop by the poor
people to give them presents to. I
will have cookies and milk waiting
for you. I hope you make it safly to
our house and have a Merry Christ-
Love your Friend,
Olivia Atkins

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Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing? Here's
what I want for Christmas. I
want a 20 speed bike, a CD
player and an electric scoot-
er. Here's the way you get
to my house. If you know
where the high school is you
can take a right go around
a slang curve. You will keep
on going until you see a
street. You take that street
and there is two trees and a
curve. You will go around the
trees and curve and I got a
big house 3 story. You will
come on the second floor be-
cause don't nobody don't live
on the I st floor. The door will
be- unlocked. Your cookies
and milk will be on the table
with my letter.

Dear Santa Claus,
How have you been this
year? You still work out? I
want a gas tank for pit stops
with the gocart. I have been
really good this year. I de-
serve the gas tank. Santa
you can go to my chimney
and climb down. Put the toys
under the tree and leave. You
can get some cookies, but
not too many.
Thomas Howell

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I am
doing swell. I like the pres-
ents you save me last year
especially the lifne green
mongoose bike. I rode it
until the pegs fell off! This
year I would like a lime green
digital camera with hot pink'
outlines. I think I deserve it
because I have made A's and
B's on my report cards. I have
been a wonderful daughter. I
help my mom, dad, and won-
derful teacher Mrs. Peacock.
Santa, remember my house
is white with green trimming
and I'll tell my dad not to
have a fire!
Mecayla Garrison

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? You'll
never guess what I want
for Christmas? I want a ra-
zor phone lime green, a lap-
top that is lime green and
hot pink, a digital camera,
a horse named Jazzie and
another horse name Elvis!
I deserve it because I have
been good and had a good
report card. Santa, my house
is tan. Would you come to my
Katelyn Bozeman

Dear Santa,
Hi! How are you? I would
like a camera because I have
made ok trades, I have also
helped around the home. I
have alsotaken out the trash.

Please remember where my home is
with a metal roof. These are just a little
very little things that I would want.
Bridgette Howland

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing? I'm doing fine.
Thank you for the gifts you gave me last
year. I enjoyed them. What I want for
Christmas is a horse. Why I deserve
it is because I've been good this year
and very nice to other people. I help (

my mom and dad. I live in a
red and brown brick house. I
live on Wreny Mood road and
you will have to go through
the door.
Your Friend,
Alyssa Lytle

Dear Hanukka Harry,
How-have you been doing
lately? I am going to tell you
everything I'l want, a bicy-
cle, video games, Nintendo
DS, video games for Ninten-
do DS.
I deserve it because I've
obeyed all I'm told to do and
help my Parents with clean-
ing the yard and house. I re-
ally deserve it.
My house is white with
rusty mail box, two guard
dogs, one white the other tan
and white.
Daniel Brauwerman

Dear Santa Claus,
Ho! Ho! Merry Christ-
mas!!! How are you? Do you
know what I want for Christ-
mas? I want a bike and Bratz
dolls and their car. The rea-
sons why I want these toys is
because I've never had them
before and I just want them
so bad. It will be good if I
could have them. If you come
to my house come to a brick
house and I have a chimney
at my house.
Ayanna Black

Dear Santa Claus,
How have you been doing?
I've been doing good. I hope
you have too. What I want for
Christmas is a movie, CD's
and the list goes on and on. I
think I deserve these things
because I've been making
good grades and I have never
gotten my apple pulled.
I've also been nice. So, I
think I deserve these gifts.
Let me tell you what my
house looks like. It is a big
white house.
Carly Richards

Dear Santa,

I have- been a good boy.
Will you bring me something
cool? I helped my mom wash
dishes yesterday. I watch my
little brother too. I help my
mom a lot. I want a Magic
Tree house book for Christ-
mas. I hope you bring me
something cool!
Alejandra Odom

Dear Santa,
Greetings! I hope I ain't
interrupting anything. I want
to tell you what I want for
Christmas. I want final-fan-
tasy 10, a punching bag, and
a new Bee Bee gun. The way
you get in is the door. Sorry,
we don't have a chimney.
Love, Jacob Segers

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing? I have
.been very good at school this
year. Oh yah, I'm sorry we
didn't cook cookies last year,
we got carried away.
All I want for Christmas is
a X-box 360 and call of duty
3, and for my mom, my sis-
ter, and the rest of my family
. to have an awesome Merry

How are you and Mrs. Claus? For Christ-
mas I want a laptop, a big huge puzzle
molded of Pennsylvania, but most of all I
want a flip cell phone. I think I should get
all of these things because I have been so
good. Like I have been good to my little
sister Ashley, and my little brother Cole.

Christmas. Please write my
dad a not to shave off his
gote. Please, I beg of you.
Colby Mullins

Dear Santa Claus,
How have you been this
year? I hope good. I want a air
hog. I need it because I have
been really good and I have
done a lot of chores around
the house and helped people
and have been nice you can
come thru the chimney. The
fire will not be lit so you can
get in the house at night. Tell
Rudoph Happy Birthday.
Zach Bryant

Dear Santa Claus,

Here is the way to get in my
house Step 1 J Go through
the doorstep Step 2) Leave
the Presents under the tree
Step 3) Go out the door Step
4) Drive off. This is the way
to my house.
Allie Dawsey
P.S. My house is blue.
Dear Santa Claus,
Greetings! For Christmas I
would like a hairless created
Puppy. I deserve it because I
have been agood girl most of
the year and not super bad.
We do not have a chimney
but you can use our door if
you want. And Santa, please
don't scare me again like last
year when you landed on the
Cailey Ann Atwell

Dear Santa,
How have you been? As
you might know, I've been
very good this year. I've
cleaned my bedroom (more
than once), washed the
dishes, and I've fed my cats
and dogs many, many, many
times. By he way, before I
forget, Thank you for all of
my Presents I got last year.
Well, this year, I want a new

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Langston Youth Foundation banquet and classic

D. Langston Youth Scholarship
Foundation will hold its annual
education awards banquet and
basketball classic Dec. 14-16 at
Chipola College.
The annual Student Education
Awards Banquet will be held at 6
p.m. (CT) on Thursday, Dec. 14,
in the Chipola Arts Center.
Former state legislator and
special assistant to the president
of Chipola, Robert Trammel, will

serve as moderator.
Keynote speaker will be Cliff
Ellis, former Auburn University
basketball coach.
Students from Vernon Elemen-
tary School and Port St. Joe El-
ementary School will participate
in the program.
The annual Basketball Classic
will be strictly a prep affair, with
the focus on high school basket-
ball with teams from around the
region. Port St. Joe, Wewahi-

tchka, Bay, Cottondale, Vernon,
Malone and Blountstown high
schools are among dozen or so

schools participating.
For the second-straight year,
the tournament will be held at
Chipola as the foundation contin-
ues its goal of exposing young-
sters to the college environment
as a way of expanding horizons
beyond high school.
The tournament is sponsored
this year by the Florida Depart-
ment of Lottery.
Tickets are $5 per day.
Following is the slate of games.
All times are Central Standard:
*I p.m., West Gadsden vs. Bay
High (girls).
*2:30 p.m., Vernon vs. Quincy
Carter Parramore (boys)
*4 p.m., West Gadsden vs.
Godby (boys)
*5:30 p.m., Ocala Shores Chris-
tian vs. East Gadsden (boys)
*7 p.m., Malone vs. East Gads-
den (girls)
*8:30 p.m., Port St. Joe vs.
Daytona Seabreeze (boys)
*10 a.m., Wewahitchka vs. Ver-
non (boys)
*11:30 a.m., Carter Parramore
vs. Bay (girls)
*1 p.m., Godby vs. Seabreeze
*2:30 p.m., East Gadsdefi vs.
Cottondale (girls)
*4 p.m., Shores Christian vs.
West Gadsden (boys)
*5:30. p.m., Blountstown vs.
Cottondale (boys)
*7 p.m., Malone vs. West Gads-
den (_irld

*8:30 p.m., Port St. Joe vs. East
Gadsden (boys)
The Norris. D. LangstonYouth
Foundation is dedicated to broad-
ening horizons of young people in
a six-county swath of Northwest
Florida. The organization pro-
vides tutoring, mentoring and in-
spirational programs throughout
the region.
The foundation has long been
an advocate for ensuring that no
child is indeed left behind and
providing the tools so that any
child with the desire and work
ethic can succeed in school with
an eye toward higher education.
The NDLYF recently purchased
nine acres to construct a youth
Proceeds from the classic will
go- into the Langston Endow-
ment in the Chipola Foundation.
The group has awarded some 300
scholarships in 8 years with a
fourth of those students attending
Dr. David Langston, executive
director of the NDLYF, says, "We
are very happy to be able to have
an institution like Chipola to part-
ner with us. Dr. Prough has been
a great leader in.our effort to help
young people. When you can mo-
tivate students, the light bulb will
come on for some of them. The
sooner you get to kids the bet-
ter for them and for society. The
most important thing we can do is
put our kids in a position to better
themselves. That's what our pro-
gram is .ill about."

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.MARIANNA- The public is
invited to attend a meeting of the
Blue Springs Working Group,_
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Chipola
Continuing Education Center.
Chipola was awarded a grant
from the Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection to coordi-
nate the working group.
Jackson Blue Springs-
known locally as Blue Springs-
has the -second highest nitrate
levels of any first magnitude
spring in Florida. The pur-
pose of the working group is to
educate stakeholders about the
spring basin and to develop tasks
to protect the springs by protect-
ing the surface and groundwater
flowing into the springs, and to
promote best management prac-
tices within the springshed.

The working group proj-
ect is overseen by Dr. Stephen
Shimmel, a biology professor
at Chipola since 1985. Vicki
Mathis, Chipola's Business and
Industry Liason, is assisting
Shimmel in documenting activi-
ties, accounting, maintaining the
project data base, and submitting
This is the second of three
quarterly meetings of the Work-
ing Group, with the fourth meet-
ing to be held on site at Blue
Springs during Old Timer's Day.
Other meeting sites and tours
also may be planned.
, All citizens interested in is-
sues related to the Blue Springs
Basin are encouraged to attend
the Jan. 18 meeting.
For information, call Vicki
Mathis at (850) 718-2289.

Studenroth of the
Northwest Florida
Conservancy gave J
a presentation to ..
Chipola Science
Education students
,on how to. identify f
and deal with poi-
sonous snakes en-
countered on school field trips: He also brought non-poison-
ous species .for students to learn to hold. Pictured from left,
are: Greg Granger, Liz Sims and Karl Studenroth. .
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Brad Wells nominated to compete in N

Brad Wells, an Altha Public
School senior, has been nomi-
nated to compete in the national
Principal's Leadership Award
(PLA) scholarship program, spon-
sored by the National Association'
of Secondary School Principals
(NASSP). Herff Jones Inc. funds
the PLA program.
Ronnie Hand, principal, an-
nounced the nomination, which
places Brad Wells in 'the national
competition. One hundred na-
tional PLA winners will be chosen
this spring to receive $1000 col-
lege scholarships.
High School principals from
across the country were able to
nominate one of their student
leaders. Nominees were selected
based on their leadership skills,
participation in service organiza-
tions and clubs, achievements in
the arts and sciences, employment
experience, and academic record.
They were also required to write
an essay.
"Every year, the nominees for
the Principal's Leadership Award
are just phenomenal and Brad is no
different," said Gerald N. Tirozzi,
executive director, NASSP. He is
an excellent example of what a
true student leader embodies."
By recognizing leadership in
cocurricular activities as well as
academic performance, the PLA
scholarship recognizes the im-
portance of a well-rounded edu-
cation. Cocurricular activities are
an essential part of the school cur-
While at Altha School, Wells
has been a member of the Nation-
al Beta Club, FFA, and FBLA and
participated on the Brain Bowl and
Math Teams. All of these things
are the iimakinr- of a well-rounded

student. This fall he plans to at-
tend Chipola College to study In-
terdisciplinary Sciences.
NASSP, the preeminent school
leadership organization, serves
as the national voice for middle
level and high school principals,
assistant principals, and aspiring
school leaders. NASSP promotes
the intellectual growth, academic
achievement, character develop-
ment, leadership development,
and physical well being of youth
through its programs and student
leadership services. NASSP ad-
ministers the National Honor So-
ciety, the National Junior Honor.
Society, and the National Associa-
tion of Student Councils.
The 2007 senior class of Altha
School are selling $1 raffle tick-
ets for Senior Project Graduation.
Take a chance ,to win a $100 Wal-
Mart Gift Card. See any senior to
buy a ticket.
The drawing will be held Tues-
day, Dec. 19 at the school. You do
not have to be present to win.
For more information, call the
school at 762-3121.
The semester exam schedule for
grades eighth through 12th are as
Thursday, Dec. 14
*7:48-9:37 First period exam
*9:37-9:51 Break
*9:54-11:37 Fourth period

fifth period class
5th period class
*12:57-1:47 -
class /
*1:50-2:40 -
.7:48-7:54 -
*7:57-9:37 -
*9:37-9:51 -
5th period class
5th period class

| Thursday
p.m.; JVN B
| Friday, Dc
JV/V Boys B
S8- 11 p.m.,
I Wednesd
mas Holiday

Study tips for exam week; Annual spellil

by eagrga Beni-.rn
Try not to cram the night be-
fore test day. Study a. few hours.
every afternoon.
Take a 10-mnurte breather
every 30 minutes to clear your
mind: plaiy video games, watch
T.V., or whatever you usually do
in the afternoons. Be sure you go
back to your studying though.
Try studying with a group, this
may help you stay focused on
your studies. They- can help you
with what they know best and
you do the same for them. Have
one friend bring snacks and an-.
other bring drinks.
Try not to plan anm thing the
night before, test day, ou will
need plenty of sleep.
Don't start your studying too
late, the earlier you start the ear-
lier you will finish. :
Breakfast is very important.-
Maybe ask a family member to
cook a good breakfast; eat plenty
this helps %\ ith concentration.
byAli Pelt
BHS held their school-%\ide'
spelling bee on Dec. 8. The first.
place u irner-s are: ninth grade
.,hley Adams,. ahltcnate Tanya
\\litfield. 10th giade Ryan Fre,;
-1 lld. l J ^ 1. ri ~, 4 1 I.-- .> -I

grade Jay Sweinhart, alternate'
Cuyler Engram; and 12th grade
Garry Reed, alternate \\esley
These students will be partici-
pating in the annual spelling bee
on Jan. 9 at the W.T. Neal Civic
Center. ,
2006-2007 PROM
S by Chelsea Faircloth
The Blountstown High School
"2006-2007 prom theme has been
chosen, It'is Le Plus Belle Av-
enue du Monde, which means
"The Most Beautiful A'enue in
the World." The other two theme
choices ,presented were a Night
to Treasure (pirate theme) and
the.Sea :of Love (a moonlit un-
derwater theme). The colors for
the pro'nm ill be blue,, gold, and
black, Prom will be held at the
Civic Center on' Friday,. March

high school stu
homeroom dues
by Mei
Christmas play
Ya'll." They
times on Dec. 7,
ementary, Blou
tary, and Altha
again for Bl
School, lastly- f
the community.
hit and the choir
ful time perform
audiences. Than
one who suppo
stown High Cho
other play to be
Blountstown CI
of 2007.

.30, 2i',' at 8'p. n. People who : CAnu
are in middle school or younger n BHS senior
. ,ure niLliwd' a t. *dnd-

national Award Program SCHOOL MENU
class Calhoun & Liberty
class |
S... *1:50-2:40 Seventh period County Schools
:;... class Dec. 14- Dec. 20, 2006
Monday, Dec. 18
M .7:48-7:54 First period at- CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
Stendance Calhoun I
S7:57-9:37 Third period .. Dec. 20 Jan. 3 I
*9:37-9:51 Break Liberty I
*9:54-11:37 Fifth period I Dec.21- Jan. 5
- Middle school exam
11:37-12:01 Middle school A variety of fruits and
vegetables or fruit juice and a
- Middle school lunch choice of lowfat or whole milk
*12:04-12:54 Middle school served with all meals.
High school 1st period class
*12:30-12:54 High school BREAKFAST IS THE SAME
High school lunch FOR BOTH COUNTIES.
*11:40-12:30 High school
- Second period 1st period class BREAKFAST
S*12:57-1:47 Sixth period I THURSDAY
Sixth period class class. THURSDAY
Dec. 15 1:50-2:40 Seventh period Breakfast Brown sugar &
- First period at- classCinnamon oatmeal, sausage,
STuesdayDec.class potato jo jo's.
S e i Tuesday, Dec. 19
second period .7:48-7:54 First period at- FRIDAY
tendance Breakfast Pancakes/Eggs,
Break hash brown patties.
Sixth period *7:57-9:37 Seventh period hash brown patties.

- Middle school *9:37-9:51 Break Breakfast Ham/Egg/Cheese
*9:54-10:44-- Second period biscuit, potato jo jo's.
- Middle school class TUESDAY
-10:47-11:37 Fourth period Breakfast Breakfastpizza,hash
High school class brown patties.
*11:40-1:00 Senior Christ-
High school mas Program & Enrichment
*1:00-Early Release for Stu- LUNCHES
- Third period dents
I (6th thru 12th grades)
kltha School Calendar of Events.
T Dec. 14 Girls Basketball vs. BHS 4:30 T HURSDAY
, Dec. 14 s Basketball vs. Bs BHS 4:30 B Lunch: Spaghetti w/ltalian
3oys Basketball vs. BHS 6 p.m.; Exams Begin meat sauce, dinner roll, tossed
ec.15 Girls Basketball vs. LCHS 3:30 p.m.; I salad w.lighl dressing, chilled
basketball vs. LCHS 5 p.m.; Christmas Dance pineapples.
at Altha Community Center I I
Dec. 19- Early Release 1 p.m. FRIDAY I
lay, Dec. 20 thru Tuesday, Jan. 2 Christ- I Lunch: Lemon chicken, medley
.' vegetables, chilled pears.
% 1Lunch: Rotini w/ltalian meat
ng bee to be held Jan. 9 sauce, garlic bread, green
S.-.... beans, fresh apple.
day, Dec. 6. There were many |
-" booths set up from various col- TUESDAY
".-. leges, work pioanim,. aind jobs Lunch: Beef & bean chili, rice,
around the area. Just to name a peas, pears.
"A' few of the available opportunities
for students there were recruit-
ers from different- branches of Elementary
.' the military, assistants from FSU, (Pre-K thru 5th)
-. '; Wallace, and Chipola Colleges.
There were also representatives THURSDAY
dents must have from Washington-Holmes Tech- Lunch: Spaghetti w/ltalian meat
s paid in order to nical Center and our very own sauce, dinner roll, tossed salad
Blountstown High School Police w/light dressing, chilled pine-
MAS PLAY Department. Students spent their apples. ALTERNATE: Chicken
lissa Ellis time talking with different people patty sandwich.
hoir performed a about the many opportunities af- I FRIDAY
called "For Unto ter high school and some students I Lunch: Cheese or pepperoni
performed three even got new hairdos! Overall the pizza, carrots, chilled pears.
once for CarrEl- seniors enjoyed themselves and ALTERNATE: Chicken fajita
ntstown Elemen- got a better perspective of their wrap.
a Middle School, future. MONDAY
ountstown., High. SCHOLARSHIPS Lunch: Rotini w/Italian meat
or the parents and by Melissa Howland sauce, garlic bread, green
The play was a Seniors who want to take ad- beans, fresh apple. ALTER-
us had a wonder- vantage of scholarship opportuni- NATE: Cuban pressed sand-
ming for all their ties need to be -sure the check in which.
nk you to, every- with the guidance office ASAP. TUESDAY
orted the Blount- A few scholarship deadlines are Lunch: Cheese or Pepperoni
oir. Watch for an- coming up soon. pizza, garden salad, chilled
performed by the CHRISTMAS BREAK fruit.
hoir in the spring by Carrie Ridley All menus are subject to change
: ." School will be dismissed on
ERDAY Dec. 20 for Christmas Break. SPONSORED BY:
ac Bailey,. School will resume on Jan. 4, Laban Bontrager, DMD
attended Career 2007. Merry Christmas and a Bristol, Phone 643-5417

niiLj on Wednes-

Happy NeJ. Yeq.r.o all, .

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Sneads edges Altha in district duel, 55-51; Wildcats gig Gators, 60-53
Late turnovers cost the Altha Leading by 8 points with 1:40 and Josh McIntosh were credited McIntosh had 2 blocks apiece.
Wildcats (3-1; 0-1, 3-2A) a dis- to go in the game and a great with 4 steals apiece. Josh McIn- Kevin Saldana Holland, and Mc-
trict win as the Sneads Pirates home crowd behind them, the / tosh swatted away 2 Pirates' shot Intosh snared 7 rebounds apiece.
(5-0; 1-0, 3-2A) pulled out a Wildcats let their opportunity ,' attempts and Jason Holland also Beauchamp pulled down 6 re-
55-51 victory in "The Den" last to pick up a key district win and ~-," had a block. bounds.
Tuesday night. to maintain a perfect record slip Offensively, Jason Holland Holland was big on the of-

First annual Christmas Ball

to be held Friday, Dec. 15
W.R. Tolar K-8 School will sponsor a Christmas Ball Friday, Dec.
15 from 7 to 11 p.m. The event will take place in Tolar's gym. All
fifth through ninth grade students are invited to attend.
There will be a $5 admission fee. Semi-formal attire is requested.
Girls may wear dress pants, dresses or evening gowns. Boys may
wear suits, dress pants, or khakis and collared shirts. Nice, fitted
jeans are allowed only if they have no holes.
Pictures will be available to purchase for $5.
For more information, please contact the school at 643-2426.

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by Jim McIntosh,
contributing sports writer

through their fingers.
Altha jumped out to a 17-9
first quarter lead. With under 10
seconds remaining before half-
time, Sneads sank a 3-pointer.
Not to be outdone, the Wildcat's
Cale Chafin brought the inbound
pass down the court, pulled up
and drained a 3-pointer, giving
Altha a 30-25 lead. The Pirates
took their first lead at the end of
the third quarter, 38-36.
Defensively, the Wildcats had
5 players doing a lot of board-
work. Nathan Castenada, Cale
Chafin, Jason Holland, and Kev-
in Saldana all had 5 rebounds
each. Both Corde Beauchamp

was the Top Cat in scoring with
18 points. Cale Chafin knocked
down 11 points, including 3
from beyond the arc. Kevin Sal-
dana netted 10 points, including
2 3-pointers. Josh McIntosh
chalked up 4 points and Nathan
Castenada added a field goal.

Thursday night brought the
Wewahitchka Gators slithering
into "The Den" looking for re-
venge for an earlier 57-41 loss in
the preseason tournament. Altha
made sure they didn't find it and
tagged Wewa with another loss,
Coming out a little emotion-
ally flat after Tuesday night's
game, the Wildcats held a 15-8
first quarter lead and never sur-
rendered it. With the win Altha
notched a 4-1 record.
Josh McIntosh picked the
Gators' pockets 6 times. Corde
Beauchamp swiped the ball- 4
times. Both Jason Holland and

fensive board sinking 30 points.
Kevin Saldana was good for 11
points while McIntosh added 8
points. Corde Beauchamp and
Cale Chafin posted 6 and 4 points,
Altha was in Southport last
night (Tuesday) taking on the
Bozeman Bucks. Tomorrow
(Thursday) night district rival
Blountstown comes to "The
Den". The junior varsity game
will start at 6 p.m. followed by
the varsity match at 7:30 p.m. Al-
tha will host Liberty County this
Friday with the junior varsity and
varsity game times at 5 p.m.(CT)
and 6:30 p.m. (CT), respectively.
For more Wildcat schedule
information, go to Altha Public
School's Web site at: http://www.
Thanks, Wildcat fans, for
your support last week. It's been
awhile since that much "din" has
been heard in "The Den." Keep it

Both boys basketball teams
.... ,-y.

will boast
by Coach Billy Jones
The Blountstown Middle
School varsity boys are now 8-
3. They played Grand Ridge last
Monday and were defeated 44-
24, after being down only by one
point at the half. Paul Mosley led
the team in scoring with 11, and
Brandon Smith added 8 more.
On Tuesday they defeated a
very good-sized Riversprings,
Wakulla City, by a score of 40-
29. Both Alexander Garrett and

a winning
Roger Abbott led the team in
scoring and rebounding. Alexan-
der had 18 points and Roger 10.
Paul Mosley added 8 more. -
They traveled to Tolar on
Thursday and upped their record
by winning 40-31. The game re-
ally got too close after our being
ahead by 13 at the half and 6 at the
end of the 3rd quarter. Tolar even
cut it to 3 points at the 2:30 mark,
but our players finally started
hitting key shots again to secure
their lead and win. Roger Abbott
led in scores with 20 points. Gar-
rett, Mosley and Smith added 8,
6, and 6.
Our J.V. is now 9-2. They
lost their first game of the year
against Grand Ridge 32-33. They
had beaten them previously 32-
31. The game was really a good
game but it was devastating to
our players. We really wanted to
continue our two year undefeated

seasons. Abbott led in scoring by
. 14, followed by Jawon Mosley's 8
points. Rogers and Martin added
4 each. They picked up their win
on Tuesday against Riversprings
by a score of 23-7. Jawon led
again with 11 points. Martin and
Jackson added 6 and 4. Jackson
was our leading re-bounder. On
Thursday they dropped their sec-
ond game of the year to Tolar after
having beaten them previously.
They just missed too many key
shots under the basket. Mosley
and Jackson led in scoring with
9 and 8 points. Rogers and Saad
Farooqui added 5 and 2 more to
their 25-38 loss.
They wrapped up their season
this past Monday against Port St.
Joe and Tuesday against River-
springs. Scores were not avail-
able for the print. The good thing
is that both teams will have win-
ning season.

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KINARD- Sallie R. Layfield, 97, died Wednes-
day, Dec. 6, 2006 at Blountstown Health and Rehab
Center in Blountstown. She was born on Jan. 5,
1909 in Calhoun County and had lived here all of
her life. She was a homemaker and was a member of
the Abe Springs Baptist Church in the Abe Springs
Community in Blountstown.
Survivors include three sons, Bud and his wife,
Gracie Layfield and Shot and his wife, Velma, all
of Kinard and John Layfield of Los Melice, CA;
three daughters, Josephine and her husband, Robert
Thompson and Pat Cobb, all of Kinard and Alice
and her husband, Johnny Griffin of Blountstown;
one sister, Rosie Layfield of Clarksville; 12 grand-
children, 16 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-
Services were held Friday, Dec. 8, 2006 at Abe
Springs Baptist Church in the Abe Springs Commu-
nity in Blountstown with Johnny Roberts officiating.
Interment followed in Abe Springs Cemetery in the
Abe Springs Community.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

BRISTOL Janet Lee Taylor, 49, died Sunday,
Dec. 3, 2006 in Bristol. She was a long time resident
of Columbia, SC.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne
and Virgina Frye.
Survivors include one son, David Taylor of At-
lanta, GA; one daughter, Jennifer Kincaid of Tal-
lahassee; her mother and stepfather, Ruth and Jack
Brownlow; two brothers, Mike and Jeff Brownlow;
and one sister, JoLynne Speer.
Services were held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 at
Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel in
Columbia, SC.
Bevis Funeral Home in Tallaha_' ee v. aS in charge
of the arrangements. .

BLOUNTSTOWN Mary Louise Carpenter,
84, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, in Panama City.
She was born in Bronson and had lived in Blount-
stown since 1962. She was the owner of Carpen-
ter Steak House for 20 years before her retirement
and was a member of the Gateway Baptist Church
in Blountstown.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Lynn Carpenter and a grandson, Joshua Lee Car-
Survivors include three sons, Clarence Car-
penter and wife, Cynthia of Washington, DC, Bill.
Carpenter and former wife, Vivian of Albany, GA.,
and Ray Carpenter of Crystal River; two daugh-
ters, Eva Hayes and, husband, Burke of Blount-
stown, and Betty Ann Minor and husband, Jim
of Tampa; one brother, Mack Smith of Bronson;
six grandchildren, Brooks, Marianne, Debbie,
Bill, Crystal and Becky; four great-grandchildren,
Christopher, Kathlin, Austin, and Elizabeth.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the Adams Funeral Home
in Blountstown.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec.
14, 2006 from Gateway Baptist Church in Blount-
stown with Bud Guilford officiating. Interment
will follow in the Carpenter Cemetery near Grand
In lieu of flowers the family has requested con-
tributions be made to the Gateway Baptist Church,
17667 NE Main St, Blountstown, FL 32424.-
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

BE? Honor your loved ones by making
their memory part of our best efforts to
defeat cancer. For more info., contact the
American Cancer Society. East Gadsden
Unit, P.O. Box 563, Quincy, FL 32353

Don't let a fire melt away your Christmas joy

by Ben Hall,
Blountstown Fire Department
Blountstown Fire Depart-
ment would like to remind. ev-
eryone to practice fire safety
this Holiday Season. Most resi-
dential structural. fires occur in
the months of December, Janu-
ary and February. Disaster can,
be prevented by simply follow-
-ing a few safety tips.
For those who have a live
Christmas tree, regularly check
your tree for fresh, green nee-
dles. Trees that have dried out
over several weeks burn faster
than fresher, well-watered. Re-
member to keep your tree wa-
tered at all times. Make sure
your tree stand holds at least
1 gallon of water. As a gen-.
eral rule, stands should pro-
vide 1 quart- of water per inch
of trunk diameter. The average
6-foot tree has a.4-inch diam-
eter trunk and can consume as-
much as 4 quarts or 1 gallon of
water per day.- Keep your tree
. at least 3 feet from fireplaces,
radiators, space heaters, heat-
. ing vents and other sources: of
heat. Don't place the tree where
Sit blocks an exit.
E er\ one .loves lights on
their homes; some here in
Blountisto n can be seen from
SPACE! However, if not. in-
stalled properly, these beautiful

lem. Carefully inspect each
electrical decoration new
or old before plugging it in.
Cracked sockets, frayed, bare or
loose wires can cause a serious
electric shock or start a fire. Re-
place damaged items with new,
UL-Listed decorations. Don't
use staples or nails to hang light
strings. Instead, purchase plas-
tic hooks or clips designed for
hanging light strings. Don't
overload extension cords by
plugging in too many decora-
Turn off all electrical lights
and decorations before leaving
. home or going to bed.
Finally, during these cold
winter nights,. be extremely
careful with your home heating
appliances. In 2003 heating
equipment fires accounted for
14% of all reported home fires
(second behind cooking) and
8% of home fire deaths. Space
heaters, excluding fireplaces,
chimneys, and chimney con-
nectors, were involved in 26%
of the home-heating fires .bit
-73% of the deaths. Give space
heaters space. Leave about
three feet of clear space around
a-space heated. Plug )oLr elec-
tric-potered space heater into
an outlet with-sufficient capac-,
ity and never into an extension
cord.- Turn off space heaters

'Tit~bts.van. create xae1-ious~mt~~ r' fleneer1Cne room -ney ume in

is unoccupied or under circum-
stances when manufacturer's
instructions say they should be
turned off. Portable space heat-
ers are so easy to knock over
in the dark that they should
be turned off when you go to
bed, but make sure your pri-
mary heating equipment for the
bedrooms is sufficient to avoid
risks to residents from severe
Most importantly, test your
smoke alarms! Smoke alarms
save lives, so test those alarms
every week, not just when the
wife cooks dinner!
For more fire safety tips go
to www.blountstownfire.org or


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TUESDAY, JAN. 16, 2007, 7 P.M.
The Liberty County Board of County Commission-
ers will have a public hearing and special meeting
on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007 at 7 p.m. in the courtroom
of the courthouse.
The purpose of the meeting is as follows:
1. Public Hearing on discussion of possible pur-
chase of Weaver property.
Florida Statute 125.001 requires that due public no-
tice be given of all regular and special meetings of the
Board of County Commissioners of a County in the
State of Florida. Florida Statute 286.0105 requires
that notices of any meeting or hearing, if notice of a
meeting or hearing is required, must include the fol-
lowing language, "if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the board, agency or commission
with respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he may need to insure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

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Forcing amaryllis bulbs provide holiday color
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by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County

Amaryllis bulbs are popul
for "forcing" during the wint
Forcing bulbs means growi
them to bloom earlier than th
would under normal landsca
Amaryllis bulbs are con
only available from Novemb
,to late December and make gre
Christmas gifts. Forcing them
bloom during the winter is n
difficult and the results are bea
Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Ho
ticulturist, provides the follow
ing tips on how to grow beauti
amaryllis during the winter.
Amaryllis bulbs purchase
now should be planted into pa
using a well-drained potting sc
Position the bulb's neck abo
the soil surface. The pot shot
be large enough so that there
about one inch of clearance 1
tween the pot rim and the bull
Clay or plastic pots may
used, but since an amaryllis
bloom can be somewhat t
heavy, heavier clay pots prov:






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Minutes from the Nov. 9 meeting of the Liberty Co. Commission

Official minutes from the Liberty County
Commission regular meeting Nov. 9, 2006
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman John T. Sanders.
Present at the meeting were Com-
missioners Dexter Barber, Albert
Butcher, Jim Johnson, Attorney
Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert Hill
and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce.
Prayer was led by Rosetta Bak-
Pledge of allegiance was led by
Johnny Eubanks.
Motion to approve the minutes
of the regular meeting held Oct. 3,
special meeting's held Oct. 13,17,
and 26, 2006 was made by John-
son, seconded by Barber and car-
Larry Morse with the Florida
Division of Forestry presented
the operating plan between the
Division of Forestry and the Lib-
erty County Fire Departments for
2005-06. Motion to approve the
plan was made by Barber, sec-
onded by Butcher and carried.
Debbie Petty with Rural Devel-
opment gave an overview of pro-
grams available to Liberty County
citizens for housing assistance for
purchasing and repairs.
Marvin Dubert talked to the
Board on behalf of the Liberty
County Health Care Council. They
requested that they be put on the
agenda for every regular meeting.
They also requested approval
of a letter from the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners to the Liberty
County Health Department and
Health Care Council supporting a
501C-3 tax exemption and a letter
supporting the Health Care Coun-
Motion to approve a letter of
support for a 501C-3 exemption
for the Liberty County Health Care
Council, Inc. was made by John-
son, seconded by Butcher and
Motion to approve a letter of
support establishing the Liberty
County Health Care Council was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Barber and carried.
The Liberty County Health De-
partment Doctor Gene Charbon-
neau requested that he be put

on the agenda for every regular
Larry Brown recommended to
the Board to hire Aaron Elkins at
$30,000.00 per year with the Water
Department. Motion to hire Aaron
Elkins was made by Johnson, sec-
onded by Barber and carried.
Dan Garlick with Garlick Envi-
ronmental Associates, Inc. talked
to the Board about the Black
Creek Sumatra Subdivision. Mo-
tion to table until the Nov. 21, 2006
special meeting was made by
Johnson, seconded by Barber and
Emergency Management Di-
rector, Rhonda Lewis presented a
plan for an emergency alert sys-
tem. Motion to advertise for bids
was made by Johnson, seconded
by Butcher and carried.
EMS Director, Hilda Pippen
recommended Melissa Brown to
fill the EMT/Paramedic position.
Motion to hire Melissa Brown with
the Ambulance Service was made
by Barber, seconded by Butcher
and carried.
Motion to accept Hilda Pippens
resignation effective Nov. 30, 2006
and accept her as a Volunteer Di-
rector of the Ambulance Service
with no pay was made by Barber,
seconded by Butcher and carried.
Motion to approve Patricia
Shuler as the EMS Assistant Di-
rector with no pay was made by
Butcher, seconded by Barber and
carried. -
Sammy Hanna presented the
Work Place Safety Program for
the Road Department. The Board
will make a decision on this at the
special meeting Nov. 21, 2006.
Motion to request bids to pur-
chase county fill dirt was made by
Butcher, seconded by Barber and
The Board requested that the
Clerk contact Jimmy Weaver and
request permission to' put dirt on
his property where the Sheriff's
Department is parking their cars.
The Board requested that Sam-
my Hanna and James Hathaway
interview the applicants for the
mechanic position and come up
with a salary.

Philip Jones with Preble Rish
Engineers gave an up-date on
the paving projects. He said that
we qualify for Pea Ride Road and
Summers Road.
Thornie Lee Dawson thanked
the Board for what they have done
on her home. She requested that
they hang the doors that they left
off. The Board told Carroll Cope-
land to have someone go hang the
Motion to approve $500.00 to
be given to the Senior Citizens for
Toys forTots was made by Butcher,
seconded by Barber and carried.
Carroll Copeland presented the
modification agreement with DCA.
Motion to approve was made by
Butcher, seconded by Johnson
and carried.
Motion to approve the Local
Housing Assistant Plan for SHIP
for 05-06, 06-07, and 07-08 was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Barber and carried.
Motion to table the return of
$57,499.14 to the SHIP Trust Fund
until the next special meeting to be
held Nov. 21, 2006 was made by
Butcher, seconded by Johnson
and carried.
911 Director, Stephen Ford told
the Board that Liberty County's
service center was recognized as
outstanding at a meeting that he
The Board approved Stephen
Ford being off the week of Thanks-
Motion to approve payment of
$100.00 on the funeral bill of Mel-
vin Peddie was made by Butcher,
.seconded by Barber and carried.
Motion to advertise Ordinance
# 06-04, an ordinance replacing
ordinance 81-4; assessing in crim-
inal proceedings, in addition to all
other costs, an additional $2.00 to
be used for law enforcement edu-
cation and training was made by
Barber, seconded by Johnson and
Motion to approve Senior Man-
agement for Department Heads at
an approximate cost of $24,000.00
was made by Johnson, seconded
by Butcher and carried.
Motion to approve payment to

Charles Purvis for additional plans
on new roofing structure for exist-
ing jail in the amount of $2,450.00
was made by Johnson, seconded
by Butcher and carried.
Motion to approve courtroom
renovations plans to be paid from
the courthouse improvement grant
in the amount of $4,905.00 was
made by Butcher, seconded by
Johnson and carried.
Motion to set an organizational
and special meeting for Tuesday,
Nov. 21, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. was

made by Johnson, seconded by
Barber and carried.
Clerk Robert Hill presented
Chairman John T. Sanders a
plaque for 24 years of service.
Motion to pay the bills was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Barber and carried.
Motion to adjourn was made by
Butcher, seconded by Barber and

Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
John T. Sanders, Chairman


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Liberty County Commission special

meeting minutes for November 21

Official minutes from the Liberty County
Commission regular meeting Nov. 21, 2006
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to or-
der by Clerk of Court Robert Hill.
Present were Commissioners L.B.
Arnold, Albert Butcher, Dexter Bar-
ber, Jim Johnson, Davis Stouta-
mire, Attorney Shalene Grover and
Deputy Clerk Vanell Summers.
The opening prayer was given
by' Commissioner Butcher. The
Pledge of Allegiance was led by
Johnny Eubanks.
Judge Ken Hosford adminis-
tered the Oath of Office to newly
elected commissioners Davis
Stoutamire and Dexter Barber.
Clerk. of Court Robert Hill.
asked for nominations for Chair-
man of The Board of County Com-
missioners. Motion to nominate
Dexter Barber was made by John-
son, seconded by Arnold carried
unanimously. .I
1 New Chairman Barber asked
for. nominations for Vice-Chairman
of the board. Motion to nominal
Commissioner Butcher made by
Arnold, seconded by Stoutamire,
carried unanimously.
Carol Strickland, Liberty Coun-'
ty' Tax Collectr presented 'her
budget amendment. increase of

$4,694.00. Motion to approve
made by Butcher, seconded by
Johnson, carried unanimously.
Garlick Environmental Associa-
tion, Inc. requested preliminary plat
approval on Black Creek Sumatra
Subdivision. Motion to approve
made by Johnson, seconded by
Stoutamire carried unanimously.
Sammy Hanna presented
Workplace Safety Program for the'
Road Dept. After discussion mat-
ter was tabled until next meeting.
, Sammy Hanna presented rec-
ommendation to hire Jessie Lee
Moulton for the mechanic position
open in the Road Department.
Motion to hire Moulton at $10.00
per hour made by Butcher, sec-
onded by Arnold, carried unani-
Carroll Copeland, Grants Co-
ordinator opened discussion on
repayment of SHIP Trust Fund
money. Motion to repay the
$57,499.14 to SHIP Trust Fund
made by Butcher, seconded by
Arnold, carried unanimously.
Resignation of Sammy Hanna
as Road Department Superinten-
dent was read by Chairman Bar-
ber, to be effective November-24,
2006., Motion jo 3cceptresigpation

made by Johnson, seconded by
Stoutamire, carried unanimously.
Motion by Stoutamire seconded
by Johnson and carried to appoint
J.T. Hathaway as interim Road Su-
perintendent.. This position will be
advertised and a replacement will
be hired at the January meeting.
Letter was read from Larry (Joe
Red) Shuler concerning damages
to his fence by County mowing
crew. Motion to pay $641.00 bill
made by Butcher, seconded by
Johnson, carried unanimously.
Recommendation was made
by Monica Brinkley to change the
deposit amount on the Veterans
Memorial Civic Center to $100.00
per room. Motion to accept rec-
ommendation made by Butcher;
seconded by Stoutamire, carried
Motion to sign bond on newly
elected. Commissioners Barber
and Stoutamire made by John-
son, seconded by Butcher, carried
Molion to adjourn by Johnson,
seconded by Butcher and carried

Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Dexter Barber, Chairpnan. .,,

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forget. Thank you for all of my presents I got last year. Well,
this year, I want a new cellphone cover (pink camoflauge), a
new Jessie McCartney CD, some new (cool) clothes, some
new hair bows and hair barrets, some new cute shoes. Well
it's not very much to ask for but, I would like it if you got me
that and maybe something else. i live in a two-story house in
BlountstoWn, FL.
Callie Melvin

Dear Santa Clause.
How are you doing? I bet you're busy. I think I deserve a
portable DVUD Player, a slurpee maker, some games for my
PSP, like pc-r Asphalts clubhouse game, Thrillville, Need for
speed, carbon, ATV Off Road Fury 4, and the Sims 2.
Lecia Baker

Dear Santa Claus,
I hope you have a great holiday and wish Rudolph a happy
birthday and tell him that I love him. Thank you for the TV
taht you gave me last year and the pin.
WOW! What do I want for Christmas this year? I think I
want a horse or a fesent yep that's what I want but if you
don't have them I will tack what ever you have.
I deserve a horse because ( have been good this year and
I haven't got my apple pulld and I have been nice to other
peloe. I live in a brik house with green shuters and you can
get down the chimney if my dad opens it so you can get in.
Thank you,

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In 2005, an intense and pro-
longed red tide significantly im-
pacted the juvenile spotted seat-
rout fishery, Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation (FWC)
Commissioners learned Thurs-
The news was better for red
drum and snook anglers in South-
west Florida because juvenile red
drum fared better and juvenile
snook suffered little impact from
the severe red tide.
Gil McRae, director of FWC's'
Fish and Wildlife Research Insti-
tute (FWRI) outlined the impact
of last year's red tide on South-
west Florida's recreational fish-
eries during a presentation at the
FWC's regular meeting at Key
Through an analysis of data
from its long-term juvenile fish
monitoring program and a spe-
cies-specific study, FWRI evalu-
ated the three popular sportfish.
"Biologists attribute the juve-
nile snook population's resiliency
to the species' use of low-salinity
nursery habitats," McRae said.
"The red tide organism does not
thrive in low-salinity areas or
brackish water, so juvenile snook
were able to avoid the bloom."
The red tide bloom, a naturally-
occurring phenomenon caused by
a microscopic alga called Karenia
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Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation

ary to mid-December and. was
responsible for thousands of dead
fish along Florida's beaches.
In Tampa Bay, red tide hit the
seatrout population at a popular
spawning site particularly hard.
Biologists monitoring the site,
using ultrasonic transmitters im-
planted in fish, consistently heard
sounds of spawning trout -- until
red tide hit the area. Although
spawning season continues
through September, researchers
never heard the fish with implants
after July 12, 2005 -- something
they attribute to red tide. Prelimi-

nary 2006 data show the spawn-
ing fish have not returned to the
area. However juvenile recruit-
ment data for 2006 show the spe-
cies is making a very slow recov-
ery in other areas.
The 2005 red tide bloom also
affected bottom communities
offshore from Tarpon Springs
to Sarasota. Bottom-dwelling
organisms like sponges, corals,
mollusks, crabs and fish died
due to the effects of red tide and
hypoxic and anoxic (oxygen-de-
pleted) conditions resulting from
decomposition of- dead organ-
isms. Survey results from the area
indicated the red tide impacted
some reef communities heavily
while other reefs appeared to be
FWRI researchers continue
to monitor spotted seatrout, red
drum and snook populations. In
addition, monitoring of the spot-
ted seatrout spawning area in
Tampa Bay will continue so sci-
entists can determine if levels of
spawning activity return to pre-
red tide levels.
To report a fish kill, contact
FWC's Fish Kill Hot line at 1-
800-636-0511 of e-mail at Fis-
handWildlifeHealth @ MyFWC.
com. For the latest red tide con-
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Dear Santa Claus,.
How are you doing? (want a forwelor for Christmas. The
reason I want these Presents is because I never have fun.
When I get the forwelor I am going to be happy.
I live in Pine islandd in the 2nd road all the waydown in the
trailer Park the 1st middle house.
Luis Aleanbro Martinez

The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation .Commission
(FWC) approved a rule to con-
tinue suspension of commercial
trap reduction in the spiny lobster
fishery. The FWC also received
an update on recent activity re-
garding its ad hoc Spiny Lobster
Advisory Board and directed staff
to continue working with this
group to develop management
recommendations for the spiny
lobster fishery.
The FWC began a comprehen-
sive evaluation of Florida's spiny,
lobster fishery, including biologi-
cal, economic and social issues,
in early 2004. During the evalu-
ation process, the annual reduc-
tionin commercial lobster traps
associated with the Spiny Lobster
Trap Certificate Program was
halted by rule until the end of the
The rule approved by the Com-
mission extends the suspension
on lobster trap reduction through
the 2007-08 license year and will
help maintain management of the
lobster fishery while the evalua-
tion of the fishery is completed.
The FWC's Spiny Lobster
Advisory Board, composed of
stakeholders, provides guidance
to the Commission regarding the
management of Florida's lobster
fishery. The board is developing
management recommendations
on several key issues, including
landings allocation among fish-
ing sectors, season length, size
limits, fishery effects on-the en-
vironment, the two-day special
recreational season and the com-
mercial dive fishery. -

The FWC also conducted a se-
ries of seven public workshops in
central and south Florida in Octo-
ber and November to receive pub-
lic comments on these-issues.
The Commission expressed
support for ensuring the lobster
industry in Florida is preserved
for the future, and requested more
information regarding a proposal
to allow legal artificial habitats
for lobster and how the sponge
industry interacts with the lobster

The FWC will conduct a se-
ries 6of additional Spiny Lobster
Advisory Board meetings in early
2007, and will consider possible
rule changes late next year. New
lobster regulations could possibly
be in place by the 2008-09 fishing-
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FWC law enforcement unveils

woods and water strategy
KEY LARGO Col. Julie Jones, director of law enforcement for
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), re-
vealed her division's five-year Strategic Plan to the commissioners and
the public Wednesday. It will be a driving force for the direction the
division takes in the future.
"We are Florida's woods and water guardians," Jones said. "Divi-
sion officers are the sole law enforcement presence in many of the most
remote parts of the state. People in these areas rely on our officers to
protect life and property. The presence of FWC officers in these areas,
along with their unique training and equipment makes them the first re-
The plan includes the primary mission -- protecting Florida's natural
resources and people through proactive and responsive law enforcement
- and defines the goals, strategies, values and guiding principles of the
division. FWC is the largest conservation law enforcement agency in the
The division's motto is "patrol, protect, preserve." Success is mea-
sured by compliance, not the number of arrests.
Four core missions outline the responsibilities of FWC officers, which
in addition to resource protection, encompass boating and waterways&
safety, maritime and wilderness law enforcement patrol, as well as mu-
tual aid and emergency response. Officers have responded to numerous
natural disasters, including eight hurricanes.
"Due to the agency's ability to enforce all state laws, its unique capa-
bilities and specialized training and equipment, and our track record in
responding to natural disasters and critical incidents, FWC is recognized
as an invaluable and necessary mutual aid partner in Florida's emergency
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appreciated. He wants to invite ALL of his inends and
customers to drop by and visit during this holiday

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Depression is an illness just like diabetes or heart disease. It is
neither a mood nor a personality trait that can be modified at will,
contrary to what some people perceive. According to pharmaceuti-
cal giant Eli Lilly and Company, more than 18 million people in
America alone suffer from some type of depression, and one in eight
persons need treatment for depression during his or her lifetime.
One type of depression that can occur this time of year is Season-
al Affective Disorder (SAD). It occurs primarily during the winter
months when the hours of daylight diminish and the hours of dark-
ness are greater. Among the worst months for SAD are January and
February. Typically, with SAD the symptoms of depression virtual-
ly vanish come the spring months when the ratio between light and
dark become better balanced. However, there are some exceptions
to the rule. Some people have signs and symptoms of depression in
the spring and summer, often being referred to reverse SAD.
SAD is more than just a case of cabin fever. This condition in-
duces feelings of lethargy, sleep problems, irritability, and cravings
for starches or sweets. Although the exact numbers are unknown,
it's estimated that about 6 percent of Americans suffer from winter
SAD, and another 10 percent to 20 percent may experience mild
SAD symptoms, according to The Mayo Clinic. The disorder usu-
ally begins during adolescence. It's also more common in women
than in men, as are most forms of depression.
The exact cause of SAD is unknown, but many doctors suspect
a correlation between sunlight and the production of melotonin, a
hormone produced by the pineal gland. Melotonin regulates the
body's internal clock darkness induces the production of more
melotonin to assist with falling to sleep and "hibernating." The long
nights of winter may cause melotonin production to be more pro-
nounced, hence leading to the symptoms of fatigue and listlessness
of SAD., This makes SAD unique from other types of depression,
which are thought to be mainly attributed to an imbalance in the
brains neurotransmitters serotonin and norephinepherine.
While many people experience blue moods once in a while, if
this feeling is prolonged, affecting sleep or eating patterns, and
compromising productivity, help should be sought out. If thoughts
(t suicide are present. contact a medical prbfessionaltor hospital
Treatment for SAD may include a combination of psychotherapy
and medication. Some have also found that light therapy expo-
sure to a special bright light that simulates natural sunlight can
also be effective in resetting the circadian rhythms that regulate a
person's internal clock.

A few more scenes from the Liberty County

Saturday night's holiday I
parade in Bristol had II .
plenty of beauty queens, '
including Forestry y
Pageants winners and
LCHS homecoming
royalty, shown above. .......-"
Jessica Sims, at tat
right, makes herself
comfortable on the Buy-
Rite Float. Terra Shuler,
dressed as Little Red ,
Robin Hood, keeps
an eye on the Big Bad
Wolf who's wearing a
jail uniform as he sits
behind bars on her float,t
below. Charles Morris
zips through the parade
-on his trusty go-kart.


Dear Santa,
I am on top of the nice list I hope. I
hope you will grant my three wishes.
The first one is for my teacher. I want
you to get your elves to make her some
bird seed. She deserves it because she
puts up with the class and me everyday.
Next I want a bull riding vest. I de-
serve it because I do my chores. The sec-
ond reason I deserve it is because I will
try to ride all my bulls. Third is so l ean
be protected when I do get on and might
not end up like my dad with a caved in
chest. So please get me a vest or I might
not get to ride and win any money.
Next I want some bull riding chaps.
I deserve them because I am a good
student and nice to my teachers. I want
them also so I can pop them and look
all bad.
So dearest Santa please grant my
Your future football player
and bull rider,
Chance Logan

Dear Santa,
I can't wait for Christmas to get
here. I will be tickled pink for what ever
you bring this year.
For Christmas I would love to have a
dog that looks just like Scoby Doe be-
cause he is my favorite pup. We would
do everything together. I'd walk him,
feed him, and water him. I would even
take him to school if they would let me.
If you would please get my sister,
Nichole, .a stuffed alligator. Every time
we go somewhere and she sees a gator
she begs moma for it, but she says no.
I really think she deserves it because
she is nice to everyone especially to me,
moma and daddy.
My mom loves dolfins. If you can get
her a dolfin set, she would love it. She
* really deserves it because she feeds me,
has a car to ride in, has a house, and
- gets me clothes and school supplies.
Your Friend,

Dear Santa,
I can't wait till Christmas! Let me
tell you a few things I want for Christ-
mas. I want a PSP, it's a Playstation
Portable, with headphones, a case, a-
memory stick, a charger and Madden
2007. You can find it at Toys "R" Us,.
Wal-mart, and Game Stop. I deserve this
because i was good in school and for do-
ing my chores every day.
My little sister Ella wants this pink
Barbie house but it costs $100 and I
have $20!!l!!! She deserves it because
she'll give me a big hugH!! She's two and
terrible but.is still outel!! Is that a good'
enough reason for her??? I want to be a
good brother so that's why I mentioned
her so don't ask why.
I also want a spring-action red Darth
Vader light saber with light and sound.
It also goes in and our on its own when
you mash a button I deserve this because
I have good grades and I've done every-
thing like that. I've got carrots for Ru-
dolph and cookies for you. Love ya!ll
Your Bud,
Noah Davis

Dear Santa,
It is Christmas time again, you might
be busy checking your list checking it-
twice, but i hope you have time for my
Christmas list. The first one is men-
key acessories for my room and some
clothes. For example a pillow, a mini
locker, slippers, clothes and lots more
in colors orange, yellow, lime green,
with other colors. I think I deserve this
, because I keep my grades up and I try to
help around the house some. That is the
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The second wish is for my little sister,
Amber. Amber loves rocks of all shapes
sizes and color. She deserves a rock to
go in her rock collection for being a kind
little sister. Amber already has a
million rocks. She would surly ap- (

preciate more.
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little purple. She would Sara Elder's
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because she is also a kind
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Monte Kevell

P.S. I leave cookies and milk.

"Dear Santa,
It's kinda hot down here so you might
not want to wear that coat that you have.
You might have a breakdown.
When you bring my present that
I want, It is a Deal or No Deal board
game. Why I deserve it is because I try
to make A's on my report card. I try my
best too. Then when the weekend comes
i get the paper and the mail..After that
I help my grandmother read. Those are
the reasons I deserve it.
The second present I want is a game-
cube. I want to put skin on it. The skin is
for you put on your game cube. I deserve
it because I'm nice. The very last pres-
ent that I want is the movie Pirates of
the Carribean 2. I deserve these things
because I clean my room, do my chores,
and I help my grandmother.
Chris Brown

Dear Santa,:
I have been very, very good boy this"
year. You can even ask my momma. Yes-
terday I saw a cool camouflage over sized
golf cart. I really Want one of these but
it has to he gas powered, I will drive
my momma crazy wanting gas all of the
Next I would like a four-wheeler. I
saw one,at Holly Outdoors in-Blount-
stown. It's green, has a 150 motor in
it and has an electric start. Nanny and
momma thinks I need a 50 motor but I
need some speed! I will also need a hel-
met. Camouglaged if you can find one.
My cousin Remington has been a,
pretty good boy too. He needs some
fishing stuff if you don't mind. He likes
going fishing at Cape Sand Blast. You
can-also get him a four wheeler with a
50 motor so we can ride together. He
wants his helmet to say "Mater."
If you don't remember where i live,
I am the only kid in Liberty County that
has a four wheeler track in the field but
no four wheeler. I will make sure that I
put you some cookies and soy milk under
the tree.
Have a safe flight!
Max Parrish

Dear Santa, .
How are you doing? I hope your wife
is doing ok? This year I would really like
for a house near my grandma. It would
make my whole family happy. Our family
has been through a lot and it would re-
ally be good for everyone.
The next thing I would like to ask
for is a, new Mustang for Mrs. Ranza,
like the one in Blountstown, Florida. A
yellow one with black strips down the.
middle would be nice.- You can take our:
time and:get a nice one. She deserves it
beoaus.-she's-nioe, intelligent and help

Mrs. Elder.
I would also like to get my brother a
PSP. He deserves it because he's smart,
cool, fast and funny. He's a great orga-
nizer and brother.
I can't wait to see you.
Your Friend,
Jordan Pantoja

Dear Santa,
I know that you are a very busy man
right now but this year I would like to
go on a trip with my family. I really
don't care where. Maybe a hunting trip
since my whole family likes to hunt. I
have been stuck in the house for over a
month because I had to have surgery on
my legs. I can't even go to school and
see my friends.
I also would like anew bee bee and
paint ball gun. I think they have then at
Wal-mart. You may want check there. I
will be really careful with them.
If you have any room left on the sled
you can bring my sister Deanna some-
thing. She has been pretty good to me.
She brings my school work to me and
then takes it back when I finish it.
By the way I live in Sumatra and will
leave the milk and cookies out.
From the BEST boy on your list,
Richard Millender

Dear Santa,
I want a PSP because they are the
best hand held game ever. You can play
lots fun game on it.
The next thing I want is a playstation
3. .1 want this because the games are
cooler and graphics are different. I have
seen it a Wal-mart.
The last. think is something that's
been so important to me. It's a blue dirt
bike. I have never had one or even rode
one. This would be the BEST gift ever!
Well Santa, that's about it. I don't
want to be selfish. I really hope you can
find a way to get me these gifts.
I hope you have fun giving presents
to all the good boys and girls. Happy
New Year!
Louis Hall

Dear Santa,
SHow are you? I am fine. May I have
3 gifts?
The first thing I would like is an
Airhogs Storm. Launcher. I've always
wanted something so small that could fly
so high. .
They next thing I would like is a cute
little doll for my baby sister, Emily. She
is always giggling, "Baby! Mommy!" so
.she deserves it.
The next and last thing I would like is
a small playmate for my middle brother, -
Ryan. He never has anyone to play with.
No one is his age at my house. So could
please get him a ird, a guinea pig, or

a rabbit?
Thank you for lis-
) tening, Santa. Our
house is the one with a
giant bush with red and
green lights.
Andrew N. Gaff

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy
this year. So I hope when
you think of nice kids you
think of me.
Now let me tell you
three things I want. I
want a blue soft football
my little brother, Jake. A
gun that makes shooting
ds for Charlie. A PSP for

me. The reason I would want them is
cause i love my brothers.
Boy my brothers, they are the best!
They help me all the time, so please get
me these things. Look at Wally World to
find these things. Thank you.
From the best kid,
Keith Burns

Dear Santal
I hope I'm on the nice list and there
are three gifts that I hope I can get
for Christmas, I might even share a gift
with my little sister. I want to be a nice
and a caring big sister.
I would get my sister all the differ-
ent kinds of Disney Princess dolls and
Cinderella's castle which is kinda big so
the dolls could fit. She would play with
it all day long and never stop until it was
time to go to bed. She probably would
thank me a whole lot.
Then, I would want a small key board
with a book that can teach me how to play
it. Maybe three or four books. I would
appreciate that very much. I would play
with them for two or more hours.
The last thing I would want is "Cars"
the video. I would watch it with my fam-
ily and friends. I think we deserve these
gifts because we have been nice, caring,
and helpful.
That's the three gifts I really want
for Christmas. I hope we get them. This
wont only make me happy but my sister,
Your nice girl,
Amber Finch

Dear Santa,
I got some wishes for you and i hope
you know it doesn't snow around here on
The first thing I want is a brown and
white hampster because i think that I'm
older and I can take care of it on my
The next thing I want is a sewing
machine becaues I've been honest, nice,
and good. When I grow up I want to be
a designer. I can get an early start on
learning to sew.
The last thing is not for me it's for
my little sister Juliana. What she wants
is a black and white hampster. I think
she deserves it because she has been
nice to me and because she didn't get
mad at me when I broke her glass doll.
Here are the wishes I want and I hope
you can find your way-home.
Your best girl,
Jasper Pullam

Dear Santa,
Santa, do you remember where
Charles Steve Miller lives? I hope so,
I've got a list of things I want you to,
bring me for Christmas. I'd like to share
them with you.
;First thing I want for Christmas is
a MP3 player. It has a screen on top
ahd asr son bottom.: I dieisrve this


because I've done. My jobs around the
house. Plus I have been as busy as a bee
and my parents love me!
My second gift I want for Christmas
is to make sure that to give at least 5 or
6 of my presents go to the poor so they
will get something to share on Christmas
dqy. One gift I wish to give them is a big
trampoline so they all can play together
till days end.
My third gift I would like to have
is for my sister, Jessica Leeann Miller.
She wants me to get her a cell phone and
I usually get her what she wants because
I love her. She serves a cell phone from
me because she is nice to me all the
time and she always has my back. That's
why she deserve a cell phone from me
because 1, love her alot! I'm so glad I
got to talk to you Santal I hope you get
me all thing things I asked for!
Sandra Danielle Miller

Dear Santa,
I know your as busy as a bee! Don't
forget where I live. I appreciate all the
presents you gave me last year.
First, I want my friends and fam-
ily to have a good Christmas. Yay! My
friends need it because they are really
wonderful. Plus they are never mean. I
deserve this because they would all re-
ally be happy. Besides, if they have a
wonderful Christmas they might even get
everything they wanted. That would be
Second, I want a Slurpee Drink Mak-
er. All you have to do is put a lot of
ice in the machine for the slurpee. Then
you pour in your very favorite drink after
crushing the ice, I deserve it because
everybody that comes to the house can
use it and make a slurpee, I just don't
want us to get a brain freeze! I hate it
when that happens!
Next I want a Nintendo DS. I would
love playing it and it is so fun! Every-
body can play it, also. Plus, there are
tone 9f games to play. Even though it
cots a lot of money, I really want this
gift. I thank you ahead of time for all
these nice things you're going to give
us. I hope you have a nice Christmas.
Kara Fowler

Dear Santa,
You're a wonderful person. By the
way, let me tell you about my gifts. I
want for Christmas. The first thing is a
bow and arrow. I deserve these things for
loving and caring about people.
My second one is a talking deer head.
I deserve this thing for being responsi-
ble. As for my gifts please get this one,
I will thank you every night of my life.
The last one is hunting clothes, plus
some boots size one and a half. I need
these for sure. These are the ones that I
need. Please get them! You can get them
at Wal-mart, K-mart or you can make
them. I hope there are good.
I deserve these gifts because, I care
about poor people and my whole family I
love them so much.
Sincerely Your Friend,
London Earnest

Dear Santa,
I decorate my house with a lot of
ornaments and trees! I wish you could
come see it! To bad because you are as
busy as a beaver!
My living room is where we deco-
rate the most! We decorate it with
three Christmas trees. The rest of the
ornaments are on the walls and on the
Christmas tree!
I don't want to just talk about my

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Bronson urges consumers to check out health clubs before signing contract

Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is reminding Florida
residents to check out health
clubs before signing any con-
tracts or all they might end up
losing is money.
Getting in shape is one of the
top New Year's resolutions and
many people may be consider-
ing buying a gym membership
for a loved one over the holiday.
But Bronson urges consumers
to do their homework and not
assume they can cancel a con-
tract if they simply change their
minds about attending a club.
"A gym membership is a
great gift, but it is an investment
and buyers should be sure that
it is a gift the recipient will use
-before they invest-the money,"
Bronson said. ''Health club
contracts are legally binding

. 1 0 0 S L

like any other contract and re-
quire some thought and inves-
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices administers the Health
Studio Law, which provides
consumers with some rights but
also spells out their responsibil-
ities. Health clubs are required
to register with the Department's
Division of Consumer Services
and many must also post a bond
that can be used to repay mem-
bers if the facility goes out of
business. The refunds are pro-
vided in cases where members
pay prepaid memberships.
In fiscal year 2005-06, the
Department registered 1,948
health clubs, of which 422 were

new applications. Halfway
through fiscal year 2006-07,
752 health clubs have regis-
tered, 184 of which are new ap-
"Unfortunately, many peo-
ple are so focused on getting
in. shape, -they sign up for a
membership without bother-
ing to read the fine print of a
contract," Bronson said. "But
there are issues that are cov-
ered that consumers really need
to know about from the onset,
such as under what conditions
they can cancel, what activities
are covered in the membership
and other aspects that may be
important .to the consumer's
The law provides consum-

ers with the right to cancel a
contract for certain reasons
including: cancellation within
.three days of signing a con-
tract, exclusive of holidays and
weekends, but it must be done
in writing; if the facility moves
more than five miles away from
the original location and fails
to provide, within 30 days, a
facility of equal quality located
within five miles; if a person be-
comes physically unable to use
most of the services for which
they contracted, until the dis-
ability ends.
Bronson also recommends
consumers follow these tips be-
fore signing a contract:
*Call the Department's
helpline at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-

800-435-7352) to make sure the
health studio is registered and to
check its complaint history.
*Find out if the studio has
posted a bond with the Depart-
ment, as most that collect fees
in advance are required to do.
*Prior to joining, ask about
the club's cancellation policy
should you move or become
physically unable to use the fa-
*Before signing up, visit.
the club during the hours you
intend to use it to determine
whether it is overcrowded and
the equipment you plan to use
is available.
*Find out if any of the servic-
es offered require an additional
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not sure if you are financially capable of
pulling it off. The stars point to a very
strong-factor in all areas of money, so go
for it.
LEBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Don't be so quick to believe everything
you hear this week, Libra. Otherwise you
could get upset unnecessarily. Take things
in stride because you're doing wellall
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov. 22
It may seem like your emotionsare all over
the place in the next few days, but it's only
a temporary situation, Scorpio. Everything
evensout by Friday.
Keep two steps ahead of everyone around
you at work, Sagittarius. You certainly
don't wapt to -be left behind, especially
since this is a crutial time for performance
CAPRICORN Dec:22/Jan 20
A)ot is on your plate, so it doesn't need
to be added to, C.trr-..-rr- A 1-. Oih-.i, you
,.trust if they can take on some of your


3BR/2BA house, 1,210 sq.
ft., vinyl siding, laminate
and carpet flooring on 1/2
acre lot on Black Bottom
Rd., approximately 6 miles
south of Altha. $130,000
Call (850) 899-0269
or 674-7138.

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Red velvet
German chocolate
12-14 layers $30 $35

Call 379-3581
Ask for Wanda (

Three bedroom, two
bath home in Hosford.
Recently painted, new
carpet and vinyl floors.
Large living room
with fireplace.
Chain link fenced.
For more information,
call 379-8528
1- 29T. 12-13


to buy

Real Estate

10 to 1,000 acres,

reasonably priced.

Immediate closing.


(850) 544-5441

Sor 850-899-7700

New Queen Plush Ortho-
pedic Pillowtop Mattress
Set in Sealed Plastic,
Warranty. Sacrifice $299,
Can Deliver. 850-222-9879

Mattress Set. Brand new
brand name. Must move,
$225. (850) 222-2113

Formal cherry dining room
table, leaf + 6 chairs +
china cabinet. New in
boxes. $450. (delivery
available). 850-425-8374

King size bedroom set -
NEW bed, chest, tv armoire,
2nightstands. $3200 value,
must sell $999.850-545-

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Additional runs of the same ad (more than 2 weeks) are $2 per
week and must be paid in advance. We do not bill for classified.

Executive office desk, nice, $100.
Call 674-4605. 12-13,12-20

Small sofa, smallerthan a loveseat,
$20. Call 674-3264. 12-13,12-20

5' Dinette set, brass and glass,
four chairs, rattan backs, $120. Call
379-8171. 12-13,12-20

Dinette suite, comes with papasan
chair and bar stools, made of bam-
boo, $300. Call 762-8445.12-13,12-20

Sofa and loveseat, country blue,
$300. Call 762-3245. 12-6, 12-13

Couch, blue floral, $20; white verti-
cal blinds, like brand new, $20. Call
556-4572. 12-6,12-13

2000 Honda Civic DX coupe, five
speed manual transmission, wing
with LED tail light, new chrome
Euro tail lights, great on gas, ask-
ing $7,000 or best offer. Call 643-
7357. 12-13, 12-20

Frozen Bluff
Calhoun Coutnt

Hill Country. These 100 '/- acres feature
frontage on the Chipola River and offer
expansive views and wonderful opportunities
to fish, canoe or kayak. Seeing is believing.
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1995 Chevy Z71, extended cab,
4WD, 350 automatic, 33 x 1250
tires on 10" wheels, $3,500 firm.
Call 643-6670. 12-13,12-20

1999 Jeep Cherokee Laredo,
4WD, new tires and battery, runs
great, all electric, good A/C and
heater, cruise control, $4,500 or
best offer; 1990 Ford Ranger with
camper shell, 49,000 miles, $3,000
cash. Call 762-8459 or 272-6836.
12-13, 12-20

1997 Dodge Ram 1500, long bed,
extended cab, upgraded towing
package, great shape, $4,100 or
best offer. Call 762-4849. 12-13,12-20

1963 Galaxy 500, four door, red and
white, great interior, needs motor,
great project car, will sell or trade,
make offer; 1986 Buick Centuryfour
door, decent paint, great interior,
needs mechanical work, will sell
or parts for sale, make offer. Call
762-3586. 12-13, 12-20

1983 Mazda truck, $500 or best of-
fer. Call 674-4605. 12-13,12-20

2004 Infiniti G35, loaded, V6,
leatherseats, power sunroof, 6-disc
CD changer, cassette player, theft
recovery system, heated seats,
many extras, beautiful car, excellent
condition, only 20,000 miles, lots of
factory warranty left, asking payoff of
$25,000. Call 674-8635. 12-6,12-13

Two bedroom, two bath
townhouse on Gaffney
Loop off of Mission Road
in Tallahassee. Just min-
utes from FSU and TCC.
$750/month. No pets


1998 Toyota Tacoma, club cab,
owner bought new, brand new tires
all around, 98,000 miles. Call 674-
8517. 12-6, 12-13
1999 Dodge van, eight passenger,
windows, loaded, everything works,
cold dual air, good condition inside
and out, high miles, low price,
$3,900, offers considered. Call 643-
5235 or 643-7594. 12-6,12-13

1992 Buick Sports Regal, $3,000.
Call 379-8684. 12-6, 12-13
1991 Ford Ranger XLT, extended
cab with toolbox, $1,200. Call 674-
5051. 12-6, 12-13

2000 Dodge pickup, quad cab,
automatic, A/C, heat, cruise, tilt,
$4,500 or best offer. Call 762-2030
or 272-4197. 12-6,12-13
1993 Chevy pickup, extended cab,
sports side, 305 engine, excellent
condition, $4,000; 1998 ChevyZ-71,
extended cab, 5.7 liter engine, three
inch body lift, excellent condition,
$9,500. Call 237-2706. 12-6,12-13

2003 Honda Civic DX, five speed,
silver, 74,000 miles, four door,
$9,500. Call 674-1409. 12-6,12-13

1999 Ford Ranger, power steer-
ing, power brakes, cruise control,
tilt steering, A/C, automatic, long
wheel base, tool box, good condi-
tion, $3,500. Call 899-0269.

11-15T. 12-27
Four tires, 235/16 and rims, fits
GMC pickup, like new, $300 Call
379-3525. 12-13, 12-20

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2001 Kawasaki Ninja 250, new
tires, garage kept, great bike for a
.beginner rider, asking $2,000. Call
643-7357. 12-13.12-20


Two bedroom, two bath
mobile home in Telogia in
the Bentley Bluff area.

Call 379-8276 or
leave message

RiverSide at Chipola
Calhoun County, Florida
A Si Joc
HoieScnt, fs. Propernj
Large wooded homesteads located
on the Chipola River
From 10 acres to 24 +/- acres
Centrally located in northwest Florida
between Tallahassee and Panama City
Gail Ward
GVA Advantis
Real Estate Services Company
JOE.com I Keyword: RiverSide


2005 youth four-wheeler, forages
six to 10, has not been rode a lot,
new battery, asking $400. Call 643-
7357. 12-13, 12-20
1995 Honda Shadow BLX 600.
Call 670-5194. 12-13,12-20

2003 Coleman pop-up camper,
used only five times, excellent con-
dition, paid $7,900, asking $4,500.
Call 875-3808, ask forJohn or leave
message. 12-6, 12-13

1999 Coachman Catalina 24 ft.
travel trailer, used very little, every-
thing works. Call 762-8343.
12-6, 12-13

20' Cuddy Cabin, 115 Johnson
motor, galvanized trailer, asking
$2,500. Call 379-3525. 12-13,12-20

20' Pontoon boat and trailer, 115
hp Mercury motor, fish finder, good
condition, ready to go, $4,500 firm.
Call 674-1230. 12-13,12-20
90 hp 2002 Johnson boat motor,
like new, excellent condition, 20
hours on motor, stainless steel prop,
must see to appreciate, $5,000. Call
510-6514. 12-6,12-13

15 ft. Ganoe with trailer, 5 1/2
hp Evinrude motor, $700 firm. Call
674-6940. 12-6, 12-13

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Farm equipment pieces, disc, field
cultivator, numerous hay equipment,
John Deere 6603 tractor, under 500
hours used. Call 762-3342 for more
information. 12-13, 12-20

Lost: Beige and white dog, eight
months old, one blue eye and one
brown eye, pie shape blue spot
in brown eye, last seen between
Adams & Peavy Funeral Homes
on Dec. 4. Answers to the name
of "Dixie." Call 643-5111 or 674-
9410. 12-13,12-20
Lost: Hunting dog, black and white,
very skittish, lost around Fox Pen by
Hwy. 274 and Hwy. 73A near Clarks-
ville. Call 762-3196 or 672-8778 if
you spot the dog. 12-13,12-20

Mobile home in Telogia
area. Three bedroom.
Two bath. 14'x 70'.

Call 379-8287 or


BRISTOL- Approx. 1,700 sq. ft.,
3 bedrooms & 2 bath, full brick,
recently painted, new hardwood-
floors and carpet, vaulted ceil-
ings with one acre located on
Hoecake Rd.

Asking $195,000

Michael Richter
op Real Estate Agent ,.,



Adorable puppies, small breed,
miniature Pinscher and Rat terrier
mix, six weeks old, very playful and
energetic, just in time for Christmas!
Call 643-8538 daytime or 674-8658
evenings. 12-13,12-20

Goats, one nanny and two billys,
$200. Call 643-3909. 12-13,12-20

Cute Chihuahua puppy, lightfawn
color, born July 22, purchased
locally, vet 'checked, up to date
on shots, asking $100. Call 643-
1300. 12-13,12-20

Game chickens, eight hens and
one rooster, $100. Call 762-9676.
12-13, 12-20

Chihuahua puppies, different
colors, will be ready to go on Dec.
18, just in time for Christmas, six
females, $150 each or two males,
$125 each. Call 674-3011 or 643-
1964. 12-13, 12-20

Dog house, medium sized. Call
643-5268. 12-13,12-20

Registered filly, blackand white,
18 months old, $800; paint mount-
ing pony, $600; registered miniature
dwarf horse, 24 inches, $800. Call
762-8445. 12-13, 12-20

Umbrella Cockatoo, seven months
old, handfed and tame, comes with
new cage,,$750. Call 379-8220.

Boston Shih tzu, small, available
to good homes only, great with chil-
dren, $175 each. Call 762-8420.
12-13, 12-20

Miniature Pinscher, AKC regis-
tered, red, female, 18 weeks old,
$300; six Labrador mixed puppies,
some black and some tan, $10 each.
Call 762-3723. 12-13,12-20

Free puppies, half hog dog, half
deer hound, eight weeks old, two -
left. Call 379-8180. 12-6,12-13

CKC Boston terrier puppies,
shots and wormed, $300 each. Call-
S762-2510. 12-6,12-13.

Beagle/Walker deer dog, will run
deer, $100. Call 544-5818 or 442-
6150. 12-6,12-13

Chihuahua, full blooded, one male,
one female, one year old, good
with children, $100 each. Call 643-
1 188. 12-6,12-13

Dachshund, male, five months old,
all shots, black, miniature, $200 or
best offer. Call 762-8566. 12-6,12-13

Free cat to good home, three years
old, snowball white with gray stripes
on tail, blue eyes, part Siamese,
very friendly. Gall 643-2921 or 272-
5749. 12-6, 12-13

Free puppy to good home, black
Labrador mix, very playful and.
* friendly. Call 674-4569 after 6 p.m.
(CT). 12-6, 12-13

White English bulldog puppies,
some while and some with patches
around eye, 'parents on premises,
$100 each. Call 762-3088, leave
,1m message.--.-.- ----,- -12.6,42-13 --

Four AKC Beagles, rabbit trained,
$1,200 for all. Call 762-8000.
12-6, 12-13

Full-blooded Chow puppies, three
males, one female, wormed, ready
to go. Come to corner of 14th St.
and Calhoun St. in Blountstown.
No phone. 12-6,12-13

Rabbits, $5 each. Call 643-5476.
12-6, 12-13

Poodle, nine months old, male,
cream colored, shots, wormed,
good with kids, $75. Call 674-1403
or 674-8378 after 5:30 p.m.12-6,12-13

Wanted: Three bedroom, two bath
mobile home or house to rentto own
in the Bristol area. Have steady in-
come. Call 643-4393. 12-13,12-20

Wanted: Retired teacher to tutor
adult. Call 674-3403. 12-13,12-20

Wanted: Truckfor parts orjust parts
foraGMC pickuptruck, year models
1967 to 1972. Call 643-5241 day or
643-5906 night. 12-13,12-20

Wanted: Someone interested in
antiques to buy or trade with. Call
674-3264. 12-13,12-20

Wanted: Christmas ornaments.
Call 674-3264.. 12-13, 12-20

Wanted: A videotaped copy of the
Blountstown High School Christmas
play "For Unto Ya'll" that was held
on Dec. 7. Call 899-0433, leave
message. 12-13,12-20

Wanted: Motivational speaking
cassette on CD series; back issues
of Happiness magazine; CDs for
trade. Call 643-4034. 12-13,12-20

Wanted: Volunteers are needed
to help care for the animals at the
Blountstown Animal Shelter. If in-
terested, please call 643-8585.
12-6, 12-13

.Wanted: Bible put out by Oral Rob-
erts. Call 674-8343. 12-6,12-13

Wanted: Junk cars and trucks, any
condition, we pay cash. Call 762-
8459 or 272-6836 cell.. 11-8T.1-10

Wanted: Will buy junk cars and
will move, any condition. Call 762-
8589. 7-5 T. 12-27

1/2 Acre lot on Circle Lane, off
Black Bottom Road, approximately
six miles south of Altha, $15,000.
Call 899-0269 or 674-7138.

,House with garage in Bristol,
three bedroom, two bath, 1,900 sq.
ft., hardwood floors, living room and
den on one acre of land, 12' x 20'
metal shed with awnings on both
sides, fenced backyard, new metal
roof, great location in town on Hwy.
12 South, close to all schools. Call.
643-5957 after 6 p.m. (ET) for an
appointment. 12-13, 12-20

Five acres in NW Calhoun Co., on
private road, $3,000 an acre. Call
762-9533. 12-13,12-20

2004 Mobile home, 14'x 70', three
bedroom, one bath, comes with all
appliances and furniture, must be
moved, located 10 miles north of
Altha, $19,900. Call 526-1869 or
209-0202. 12-6,12-13

24'x 66'doublewide, two bedroom,
two bath, on 1/2 acre in Blountstown
on Hinton Johnson Road. Recent
updates, good condition, could be
converted into three bedrooms with
a simple petition wall, $39,000 or
best offer. Call 762-8185. 12-6,12-13

Two bedroom mobile home, fully
furnished, $5,000 or best offer. Call
762-2030 or 272-4197. 12-6, 12-13

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Huge moving sale in Bristol, Sat-
urday, Dec. 16 beginning at 8 a.m.
at 13490 NW Joe Chason Circle.
Furniture, tools, fishing equip-
ment, household items, clothes,
kitchenware, boat, two trucks and
a lot more! Rain or shine. Call 643-
9892. 12-13, 12-20

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and lots of amenities. The master suite has an office or
study. There's also a rear grilling porch, a kids' nook, and
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Helping children of divorce around the

The holiday season is meant
to be a time kids can remember
forever. Most adults look back
on the holidays of their youth
and reflect fondly. However, with
divorce rates on the rise, ensuring
your children have a happy and
memorable holiday season is no
small task.
For divorced parents, deciding
on how to approach the holiday
.season can be a tough call. The
best approach is to remember the
holidays should be a special time
for kids, so consider the following


Busy dental office
has an immediate
opening for a registered
Must have current
Florida license and
be certified in CPR.
Good salary and benefits.

Apply in person at:
17338 Main St. North
Blountstown, FL
or call Katrina at
(850) 674-4124.,
-. 12-13T. 12-27


Diesel Mechanic

Excellent benefits,
paid insurance,
uniforms and

Please call
(850) 379-8341.

$2,000 Sign-on Bonus.
7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

$2,000 Sign-on Bonus
CNAs All shifts

-*Floor Techs
*Dietary Aids

Competitive salary
& benefit package

Apply in person at:
Parthenon Healthcare
of Blountstown, 17884 NE
Crozier St., Blountstown,
FL or call Marie Marshall,
RN, Staff Developer
at 674-5464, for .
..,. Plr.e. iN~tr.rp ti~,. i, -

when mapping out your holiday
Keep communication lines
open: Keep your children abreast
of the holiday plans, and decide
.well in advance where they'll be
spending the holiday. That way,
they'll have something to look
forward to as the season wears on.
Also, let them know you'll miss
them while they're away but you're
happy they'll be having fun. It's a
good idea as well to let them know
you're looking forward to their

Plan an extra holiday: Kids
will love the notion of having two
holiday celebrations, and it affords
both parents the chance to spend the
holidays with their children. It also
lets kids know they're an important
part of both their parents' lives.
Consider spending the holidays
together: This option could be
especially valuable to families
that have recently gone through a
divorce. Children find it especially
hard to adjust to their first holidays
not spent with the whole family, so
if it's possible for both parents to

One Stop Career Center
169,03 NE Pear St. SuiTl 2.
Blountzowrn Phone (850) 674-5088
The following positions are
available. Consbruclion Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietelic
Technician, Construction
Worker. Olfice Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver. ECE
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Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown is
to join our team. The qualified applicant must be able to
plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of
the Housekeeping and laundry departments in accordance
with current federal, state and local standards. The quali-
fied applicant must possess excellent organizational, oral
and written skills and be a team player.

Applicants should apply at:
Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown
17884 NE Crozier St., Blountstown, FL or contact
Renee Hamilton, Administrator at (850) 674-5464

The School Board of Liberty County is accepting applications
for the following positions for the 2006-2007 school year.
Applications are available at the Office of the Superintendent
located at 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol, FL. Office hours are
from 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Early Learning Center

High School diploma or equivalent
Must have CDA or be willing to obtain one
Computer proficiency preferred
Must provide written references upon request from the

COMPENSATION: $16,728-$22,290

A complete application and resume listing three (3)
professional references is required. Please submit application
to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools located in
the Liberty Education and Administration Center at 12926
NW CR 12 Bristol, FL. Reasonable accommodations
for completing forms and interviews are available for
people with disabilities when requested in advance.
For a request for reasonable accommodations, please
contact the Office of the Superintendent..

Applications will be received from:
Dec. 6- Dec. 19, 2006

Employment will be contingent upon fingerprints being
Scl/eared by FDLE

.Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race; religion,
sex, age; National origin, handicap or marital status.


spend the holiday together, give it a
try. Typically, this works best when
the non-custodial parent comes
Keep in touch: The parent who
is not spending the holiday with the
children should still make contact
on the holiday to wish them a happy
holiday. This is two-fold: it will let
the children know you miss them
and it will also help you deal with
some of your own loneliness.
Keep your own schedule busy:
While it's difficult for kids to spend
the holidays without one of their

parents, it's hard for parents just
the same. To quell some of the
loneliness you're likely to feel,
consider attending a church service
or public celebration. You might
want to spend the holiday with
friends or members of your own
extended family as well. Don't sit
.around and watch the time tick by, as
such a day can be very depressing. If
you'll be spending the day after the
holiday with your child, consider
decorating your home while your
child's away to surprise them when
they return home.

POSITION AVAILABLE: Evening Shift Supervisor (3-11

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma, valid driver's li-
cense, must pass background investigation and drug test.
One year experience working in a children's services program
preferred. Company has excellent benefit package.

CONTACT: Bristol Youth Academy, 12422 NW Revell
Rd., Bristol, FL 32321, phone (850) 643-4600, fax (850)
643-2061. EOE

The Liberty County Road and Bridge Department is ac-
cepting applications for employment.

POSITION: Superintendent, Liberty Co. Road and Bridge

QUALIFICATIONS: Supervisory experience; knowledge
and experience in-building and maintaining all county
roads including paving; knowledge in FEMA related proj-
ects and reporting; all applicants must posses a valid
Florida class B CDL license with air brake endorsement.


Applications may be picked up and returned at the Lib-
erty County Clerks Office. All applicants will be consid-
ered at the regular Liberty County Commission meeting
on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 at 7 p.m. in the courtroom of the
Liberty County Courthouse.

If you have questions,.please call Sue Roth, office man-
ager at (850) 643-4040.

City of Bristol
is now accepting applications to fill a
full-time CLERICAL position in the
Office of the City Clerk

JOB DESCRIPTION:This position is responsible for main-
taining customer accounts, keying in meter readings, billing
customers, and collection of payments.Applicant must have
strong communication and phone skills. Will perform other
clerical duties as assigned by the City Clerk. Basic computer
skills, typing and general office skills required.


Applications are available at the City Clerk's Office located
at City Hall, 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver St., Bristol, FL.
Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 6 thru Dec. 15, 2006

Background check must be cleared through appropriate
law enforcement agency prior to employment.



Bite-size cheesecakes a party pleaser-
1I Bite-size cheesecakes a party pleaser

In many households,
-.. cheesecake is a mainstay of
holiday entertaining. Families
may even compete as to who
Q: What kind of nutritious snacks that don't need refrigeration boasts the best recipe.
could Ikeep in my desk? Whether you prefer extra
A: Since most of us have trouble meeting the goal of five to ten creamy cheesecake, Italian
servings of fruits and vegetables each day, adding a fruit snack would style with ricotta inside, blue-
be a great choice. Each day you can snack on a piece of fruit, or a berry versus strawberry fruit
container of grapes or chopped fruit. Some fruits, like oranges and topping, or any of the dozens
bananas, can be kept in a desk or locker for several days. For longer of other cheesecake variet-
storage, look for small packages ofjuice-packed fruit and unsweetened ies, you may recognize that
applesauce. Raisins and other dried fruit will also last for long periods cheesecake is not the easiest
of time; just pay attention to your portion size since their concentrated of desserts to make. Plus, it is
calories add up quickly. Nuts are another food that demands portion a rich dessert, which can sit
control, but they provide great fiber and nutrients. The protein in nuts heavily in your stomach if you
will also help hold off hunger longer than many other snacks. Another overindulge.
snack idea is to pack small containers with a mixture of whole-grain For those looking for a
cereals or low-fat whole-grain crackers., cheesecake recipe that's no-
Q: Do different kinds of flavonoids offer different benefits? fuss, but still delicious, try
A: Flavonoids are a group of plant compounds called phytochemi- these individual cheesecakes
cals that are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants help prevent dam- that bake in 15 minutes. Va-
age to our cells' DNA by stabilizing highly reactive "free radicals," nilla wafers form the "crust"
thereby reducing risk of. cancer and, heart disease. Foods contain of these cheesecakes, elimi-
different flavonoids, which may differ in their effects. For example,. 'hating the need to crush and
one recent study in Italy found that high consumption of three types pack down graham crack-
*of-flavonoids was linked with 22 to 46 percent loe\er risk of colori' ers as is the case with most,
cancer, whereas no link was .seen by two other types. (These differ- cheesecake recipes.
ences can reflect not only how a ph\ tochenical functions. but also the-,
wide range of different flavonoids that study participants may have CHEESECAKE
consumed.) Anthocyanidins-a type of flavonoid-foufhd especially CUPCAKES
in purple fruits and vegetables like blueberries and plumiis-seem to Makes 12 cupcakes
promote healthy blood vessels. Flavonols come from many different.
fruits and vegetables and seem to be anti-inflammatory. Flavones, 2-8-ounce packages cream
found in celery and parsley, have shown several anti-cancer effects cheese (can use reduced-fat
inilaboratory studies. Isoflavones like those in soy seem to influence varieties if desired), softened
estrogen's effects in the body. Flavanones in. citrus fruits may help 1/2-cup granulated sugar
lower blood cholesterol. Flavan-3-ols like those found in tea may 1-tablespoon vanilla ex-
act in several ways to block cancer-causing substances. There are tract
-many different phytochemicals within each of these categories that 2-large eggs
probabi work together to provide health benefits. So aim for a wide 12-vanilla wafer cookies
.atiet3"offruits and:vegetables and mfiake them a truly abundant part
.ofyour diei. H holiday delig
Q: Does adding some Parmesan cheese to salads or pasta add
too much fi? One of the best things
A: Each tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese adds only 22 about the holiday season is
calories and just less than one gram of saturated fat. With a flavorful the food. Many people indulge
cheese-like Parmesan or Romano, one tablespoon or less is plenty. a little too much between
If adding grated Parmesan leads you to eat the abundant portions Turkey Day and New Year's
of salads or vegetables that are linked to health beoefiti. including thanks to an abundance of
lower risk of cancer, heart disease and iore. then o for it! Note that delicious dishes..
-foods sprinkled with Parmesan cheese are much lower in fat and For some,- however, find-
calorie content than baked dishes -that include the Parmesan name ing foods they can actually
Si(like Eggplant Parmesan). These dishes are generally. smothered in eat come the holiday season
mozzarellaa and Parmesan cheese. Standard recipes for these kinds of can be tough. For instance,
dishes are noi at all Ilow-fat." roughly 50 million Americans
Q: Hi d pisIacliios rate as nlliti.'iti sktck : suffer some degree of dairy
A: Like all nuts, pistachios are a great snack, as long as you-limit intolerance or allergy, mean-
ydur portion size. If you stick with a one-third cup serving-a small ing they're far less likely to en-
handful-you'll get about 230 calories. That's a good snack size for joy Christmas cuisine. How-
Imost adults. These nuts include.protein and carbohydrate that are ever, whether you're hosting
released slowly into your blood, providing the kind of eiieri'. that a party this holiday season or
should hold you for several hours. Pistachios are low in saturated fat, just cooking for yourself, dairy
so they are heart-healthy. They contain mostly monounsaturated fat, intolerance doesn't mean you
a good choice to include in a diet to lower cancer risk. The unsalted need to miss out on some
kind is preferable, since sodium content is almost nil. Even if you holiday treats. Thanks to De-
eat the salted variety, sodium is still only a third of what you'd get nise Jardine's "Recipes for
.ina one-ounce serving of pretzels. Serve the portion you want to eat Dairy-Free Living" (Celestial
and put the rest away, however, or youtcould keep snacking on the Arts), recipes such as the
pistachios and calories could add up quickly. following one for "Chocolate
Q: Why don't the different types of fat on food labels add up to Mint Cookies" can be enjoyed
equal "totalfat"? by everyone, regardless of
A: These numbers don't always add up as you'd expect, even .if their reaction to dairy.
contentof saturated, trans;,polyunsaturated and monounsaturated'fatty
acids (building blocks of fat) are all listed. Total fat also includes a Chocolate Mint Cookies
substance called."glycerol," which is one of the building blocks for Makes About
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Topping : of your 'choice:
(cherry, blueberry or pineap-
ple pie filling)

Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Fill a cupcake pan with foil or
paper cupcake liners.
Blend the cream cheese,
sugar, eggs and vanilla to-
gether with an electric mixer
until smooth.
Place one vanilla wafer in
each cupcake liner to form
the crust of the cheesecake.'
Spoon cheesecake batter

into each cupcake; leaving a
little room for the cupcake to
rise while baking.
Place pan in the.oven and
bake for approximately 15
minutes, or until the tops of
the cheesecakes are lightly
Remove pan from oven
and let cool on a wire rack.
Top each cheesecake :with.
topping of choice and let chill.
in the refrigerator until serv-
ing time.

Mhts for the dairy intolerant

3/4 cup pareve margarine,
at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla ex-


cup rice milk or soy

2 tablespoons pareve
margarine, at room tempera-
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons rice milk
or-soy milk.
1/2 cup plus 2 table-
spoons flour
1/2 teaspoon peppermint
2 drops green food col-

To prepare cookie dough:
Combine the flour, baking
powder, baking soda, and
salt in a small, bowl. Mix to-
gether with a wire whisk and
set aside.
Using an electric mixer
set at medium speed, cream
together .the margarine and
sugar in a large bowl until
fluffy. Add the' egg and va-
nilla, and beat until smooth.
Add the flour mixture along
with the 'rice milk,' and stir
with' a large spoon to blend.
Divide theidough ir half and
,shape into two .10-inch-long

logs, 11/2 inches in; diameter.
Tightly wrap 'eaich.of tIe 6los

freezer for 2 hours or over-"
.night. To ..keep the logs from
flattening out on the .freezer
shelf, insert each of them in
a tall glass, or use the card-
board core from a-paper towel
roll. The dough can be frozen
for up to two months. "
To prepare the decorator
dough: Using an electric mixer
set at medium speed, cream
together the margarine and
the sugar. Add the rice milk,
flour, peppermint extract, and
food coloring, and beat until
To decorate and bake the
cookies: Preheat the oven
to 325 F. Unwrap the frozen
logs and slice with a thin,
sharp knife into 1/4-inch-thick
rounds. Place the slices on an
insulated baking sheet about
2 inches apart. Place the
decorator dough in a pastry
.bag fitted with a size 4 round
metal tip. Pipe. the dough in
various decorative patterns
atop each cookie. Bake the
cookies until they puff slightly,
10 to 12 minutes. Remove the
cookies from the oven and
allow to cool, on the baking
sheet for. 10. minutes. Using;
a spatula, .transfer ,the cook-'
ies to wire .racks. and allow to
cool completely.
To store .the cookies: Place.
,the fully cooled. cookies .in an
airtight container separated;
by plasticQ.rap for up to one
week, o freeze f -eo'store them

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"Our retailers do an excellent job keeping up with prices, espe-
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Only six of the 50 stores visited failed their inspection, which
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While scanning errors are relatively uncommon, mistakes do oc-
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should be charged, Bronson said.
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corrected by store management when they were informed of them.
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and keep receipts," Bronson said. "If there is any discrepancy, bring
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First, I want my sister to take art
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Dear Santa,
I am glad I got to write to you. How
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Dear Santa,
I hope you will be looking for these
things when I name them off. Look threw
the stacks of toys you been making all
The first gift I want to ask for is an
MP3 player for Christmas. It is small
with ear plugs. That is the main thing
I want this year i think you would get
it for me because i have been very very
good this year, all 365 days of the year.
That's the reason why I deserve it.
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the two reasons why I deserve it.
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I just want to see him smile. Thats the
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