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A reminder about the
Manna House Angel Tree!
The Manna House Angel Tree is now at Thriftway.
Please stop by and pick a boy or girl angel, "from
our county." See details, Page 3A.

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Letters


to Santa


Lafayette
Elementary
School first
and second
grade
letters,
Pages 6-7A.


I o.11 o 1 UP 3-0 THRDY DECEMBER 17,2009, Laaete Cont,-loidS2S ECTONS32 AG


Weather

delays

Christmas

parade
Rescheduled
for Saturday
Due to the bad weath-
er and standing water in
the Mayo Park, it was
necessary to cancel the
Christmas Parade on Sat-
urday. The parade and
entertainment have been
rescheduled in the park
for this Saturday, Dec 19.
Line-up will be at 6
p.m. and the parade will
begin promptly at 7.
Anyone wishing to en-
ter the contest for the
best float must submit a
form, which may be ob-
tained from the Chamber
of Commerce (294-2705),
the Main Street Restau-
rant (294-3663) or the
Dust Catcher (294-2482).
As previously
planned, there will be
food vendors, petting
zoo, train rides, live en-
tertainment with Christ-
mas music, as well as
karaoke for anyone who
desires to sing or play an
instrument
And, of course, Santa
Claus will be at the park
for photos with the chil-
dren after the parade.
Bring the family, enjoy
the season, the food and
the music.
Sponsored by the
Lafayette County Cham-
ber of Commerce.


LCVFD

gets

combat

flag
The Lafayette County
Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment and Lafayette
County Rescue were re-
cently presented with an
American flag flown on a
combat mission in sup-
port of Operation Endur-
ing Freedom 9/11 in
Afghanistan on August
15, 2009. This was from
the United States Caval-
ry Troopers of 7th
Squadron, 17th US Cal-
vary Regiment, 101st
Airborne Division, (Air
Assault), Death Rides a
Pale Horse.
In the photo that ac-
companied the flag are
the two pilots who flew
this flag and the third is
Michael Hawkins
(proudly wearing the
SEE LCVFD, PAGE 10A





6 97113 C752- 8


EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION



Mayo company



lends a hand


The Wagstaffs' new home, thanks to the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" team and donations by
businesses such as Mayo Truss. Courtesy photos
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs Sundays on ABC.
An airdate for this episode has not been announced.


"Our business
feels we have
been blessed
during a tough
economic time.
We saw this
project as an
opportunity to
give back. The
entire Mayo
Truss team
feels grateful to
have had the
opportunity to
help in building
a safe and
functional home
that will allow
the Wagstaffs
to continue to
support the
arts."
Wayne Hamlin
Mayo Truss


By Stephenie Livingston
stephenie.livingston@gaflnews.com

Truss donated the
trusses for an Ex-
treme Makeover:
Home Edition build in
Gainesville. Company em-
ployees, as well as other lo-
cal businesses, donated their
labor and materials.
College sweethearts Tobin
and Jill Wagstaff, of
Gainesville, started their
own non-profit music school
to provide an arts education
that would be available for
everyone, including those
with financial limitations or
disabilities. After dedicating
all their time and resources
to the school, little was left
for the major, and necessary,
repairs needed to their
home. Last week, Extreme
Makeover team leader Ty


Pennington and the design
team, along with others in
the Gainesville community
rebuilt a home that was "lit-
erally crumbling around
them," according to an Ex-
treme Makeover press re-
lease.


SEE MAYO, PAGE 10A


Trusses donated by Mayo Truss being in-
stalled.


Gibson donated musical equipment for the family's new studio.


Lafayette High FBLA


Members of the LHS chapter of Future Business Leaders of America raised mon-
ey for Children's Miracle Network recently. Courtesy photo


helps make
Submitted
Lafayette High School
Future Business Leaders
of America hosted Walk-
ing For Miracles, a walk-
a-thon to benefit Chil-
dren's Miracle Network
recently. FBLA members
walked more than 100
laps to raise money to
donate to this worthy
cause.
Donations to Chil-
dren's Miracle Network
create miracles by fund-
ing medical care, re-
search and education
that saves and improves
the lives of 17 million
children each year.
Every child deserves the
hope and healing of chil-
dren's hospitals. With
the help of a Children's
Miracle Network hospi-
tal in their community,
children of all ages and


miracles
backgrounds can receive
treatment for every
imaginable disease and
injury-from asthma and
broken bones to cancer
and heart defects. Chil-
dren's hospitals are also
on the front lines of re-
search, education and
outreach programs that
keep millions of kids out
of the hospital each year.
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CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
AT BETHEL CREEK -


LIVING PLANTS,

A GIFT

REMEMBERED!


You're invited to join us in celebrating the
birth of our Savior on Sunday evening, Dec. 20, 6
p.m.
Following the Christmas presentation, there
will be a time of fellowship with cookies and
punch.


I've never met anyone that doesn't
have at least one plant memory. i
Building a fort in your favorite tree,
your Grandma's sweet smelling
roses, picking grapes as a child or
planting a spring garden with your
Dad. All of these memories bring
back warm feelings of persons or
places that we love. This Christmas
start your own memory by giving a
plant or tree to that favorite person
on your list. Fruit trees, camellias,
Christmas cactus, roses and more
can all be gift wrapped and
delivered in time for Christmas.
Stop by today and let us help you
select your Christmas memory!
9248 129th Road Live Oak
(386) 362-2333
Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday
S "For over 30 Years"
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. c5F6-4466-F


You "ant the most in-depth coverage.
the latest news and stories that touch home.
We want to give it to you.
1 Year In County
Subscription

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$ I 25^Out of County
Mail or bring payment to:

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P.O. Box 370 211 Howard St. East
Live Oak, FL 32064
S386-362-1734 1-800-525-4182 ext. 152
557908-F


Betty Jean Windham
Betty Jean Windham,
75, of Mayo, Fl passed
away on Tuesday, De-
cember 8, 2009, after a
short illness. The Live
Oak, Fl native moved to
Mayo, Fl in 1996 from
Olustee, Fl. Mrs. Wind-
ham was a customer ser-
vice representative for
South Trust Bank, a vol-
unteer for Lafayette
Health Care for three
years and an active mem-
ber of the New Hope
Baptist Church, Mayo,
Fl.
She is survived by one
daughter: Jeanne Perme-
nter, Mayo, Fl; two sons:
Laurence Windham,
Bristol, Va and Nivin
Windham, Olustee, Fl;
eight grandchildren and
three great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were
held 11 a.m. Saturday,
December 12, 2009 at the
New Hope Baptist
Church Mayo, Fl with
Rev. Charlie Walker offi-
ciating. Interment fol-
lowed in the New Hope
Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers family wish do-
nations to be made to the
New Hope Baptist
Church Building Fund,
Mayo, Fl
Daniels funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. Live
Oak and Branford was in
charge of all arrange-
ments.


Santa

Letters,
Pages 6-7A


II DIRECTORY

MeaQ6ges of Wo rshi

AIRLINE BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC)......294-2676 Methodist Church NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH New Beginnings Church
Pastor Chip Parker Phone: 386-294-1661 Pastor Rev. Charlie Walker a place for you
Youth Pastor Orry Agner MAYO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday Early Service 8:30 a.m. a e
Sunday Located SE corner of Hwy. 27 & FL 51 Mayo Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Pastor...............Wayne Hudson
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Connie Steele I -- '. '"' Phone Number........386-294-1244
Morning W worship 10:30 a.m. I , -. ,1 I,,, .... I .,,,
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. ...... newbeginningschurch@alltel.net
W wednesday I..,,,, ,.., ,," I I I ) a.m . 1 ...
Fellowship Supper 6:00 p.m. .,,,'pm Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Purpose Statement:
AWANA & Bible Study 6:30 p.m. .Mission Casses 7:00 p.m. . ........
Located Four Miles East of Mayo on Highway 27 Located Two Miles North of Mayo Off Highway 51 wherePeople can dscoveranddevelopapassionfor
"O Come Let us Worship The Lord" Ps. 95:6 500981-F "The Friendly Mayo Methodist" 500991-F "Come And Hear, All Ye That Fear God" Ps. 66:16 500995-F Godtht is Real relevant, andrelational.
ALTON CHURCH OF GOD.....................294-3133 MAYO BAPTIST CHURCH...........(386)294-1020 PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC).294-1306 NewLocatien:
Pastor Rev. Tim Hamm 916 N. Fletcher Ave. Street, Suite 500
Youth Pastor Chad Morrin Pastor: Brother Jimmy Legg Pastor Todd Babione Se ce Schedle:
Music Director Blanche Perry Interim Music Kathy Palamino Sunday School 9:45 a.m. "" ""' I
Children's Pastor Ryan & Tiffany Perry Bible Stud Sunday Schedule :45 AM Worship Service 11:00 a.m. www.newbeginningschurchmayo.com
Sunday School 9:30-10:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 AM. Wednesday Discipleship I. ........ 7:00 p.m. 500992-F
Worship Service/K.I.D.S. Church.............10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. s.... ,. P.M. Evening Training 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. ,. ... Seven miles West of Mayo, Ephesus Advent
th Club Church.............7:00 p.m. Wedne Supper 6:00 P.M.
Familyight Youth Club Church........7:00 p.m. WednesdayPrayer Service & Youth & Children Meeting...........................7:00 PM let on CR 534 then right on 350A Christian Church
State Road 27 500983-F mavobapttchuchalltel net 50099-F Jesus Saves 500996-F Pastor Bill Talley

BETHEL HOLY CHURCH......................294-1932 MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH.....................935-4993 NEW HARMONY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH963-5600 208-9626
"Affiliated with Mt. Sinai Holy Churches of AmericaInc." Pastor: Danny Rogers 160th St.
at t ini o Cr o r n Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (Go south on 51 to 160th, turn right) Sunday School Service.... 9:45 a.m.
Pastor Elder Carolyn Demps Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Stan Posey Worship Service..............11:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Discipleshi| i. ........ I .. Phone (386) 776-1806 Prayer Meeting................. 7:00 p.m.
Worship Service 12:00 p.m. Evening W .., .I "I ...' SUNDAY 566210-F
Thursday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship 9:30 am
Bible Study 10:30 aml
L37 Pe S t Located on County Road 354 /b PSuT
357 Pine Street "For If Ye Forgive Men Their Tresspasses Your Heavenly WEDNESDAY L
"Membership means Discipleship" 50098-F Father Will Also Forgive You" Matt. 6:14 500994F Women's Bible Study 10:00C church
Your Church
HATCHBEND APOSTOLIC CHURCH..935-2806 ST. MATTHEW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Hatch Bend Baptist Church
Contact Number in Mayo (386) 294-1839 Pastor PaulA. Coleman 1 y
Pastor Rev. Steve Boyd Sr. Warden Eva Bolton 935-0943 In u r
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service 7:30 p.m. Celebration of Holy Eucharist at 7:00 PM Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
each Wednesday to be followed by light Sunday Morning Worship 00 .m. C church
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Located 4 miles South on Hwy. 349, refreshments and Christian Education. Wednesday Evening 7:00 p.m.
then left on CR 138, follow signs. D r
Located One Block North of the Courthouse in Mayo. 3029 S.E. CR 500 566212-F
500987-F
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD.................. 294-1811 Brewer Lake Baptist Church (/ C all N ancy
Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Off Hwy. 53 in Day, FL 386-294-1578 C all N ancy
na Worship Service 10:45 a.m. "We're Going, Growing and Glowing for God"
^3Kid's Church 11:00 a.m. SundaySchool 10 a.m.
______ -_ pm" 1 ,,,pm I. ,,, l II a.m.
m- -p.I... a t_7 ...P M. ammat.386-362-
We .nYouth Impact 7:00 p.m. p.m.
Wed1esAdult Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Wednesday
Pastor: Rev. Kenny Sullivan Children, Youth & Adult 7 .m.
You Pastor : Dryl Flether Matt Swain, Pastor William Sircy, southh 1
Youth Pastor: Daryl Fletcher Visit us on the web at www.brewerlakebaptistchurch cor
Located at 294 SE Mill Street, Mayo "Renewing Hope and Building Lives" m "Come To Day...Come Today!" 501001-F

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009








Heart Matters Even At Christmas we Must Adhere to TRUTH


By now you are proba-
bly getting ready for (or at
least thinking about)
some sort of Christmas
celebration, I can't help
wondering what you
have in mind. Of all the
things we enjoy most
about the holidays, the
extra time spent with
family and friends proba-
bly tops the list, what a
great time to make mem-
ories! I guess we all get
that Picture perfect, holi-
day in mind from those
Norman Rockwell paint-
ings and the holiday com-
mercials that promise us
the "most wonderful time
of the year." Trouble is,
rarely does the real world
live up to those promises.
Perhaps you are spending
Christmas without a
loved one this year be-
cause of death or divorce,
or maybe just too many
miles between you. Pos-
sibly unresolved conflict
or just conflicting sched-
ules have left you feeling
left out and things
haven't turned out like
you hoped. Mary and
Joseph knew a little bit
about that.
"So Joseph also went
up from the town of
Nazareth in Galilee to
Judea, to Bethlehem the
town of David because he
belonged to the house
and line of David. He
went there to register
with Mary, who was
pledged to be married to
him and was expecting a
child. While they were
there, the time came for
the baby to be born, and
she gave birth to her first-
born, a son. She wrapped
him in cloths and placed
him in a manger, because
there was no room for
them in the inn."
Luke 2:4-7
Can you even imagine?
When the first real labor
pain came, Mary had to
be thinking, "This is not
how it was supposed to
be!" Giving birth to your
firstborn is a big enough
deal, but giving birth to
God's Son? Surely Mary
didn't see the stable and
manger when she pic-
tured her due date! Those
pretty Nativity scenes we
set up each year are won-
derful decorations, but
the real deal was dirty
and it smelled like ani-
mals, not exactly the place
for a newborn! Only be-
cause Mary had a heart of
thanksgiving and was
obedient to God's plan ("I
am the Lord's servant,
may it be to me as you
have said" Luke 1:38) was
she able to make those
sacrifices with such grace.
Instead of a soft, clean
bed, she gave birth on the
floor of a stable. Instead
of her mother and other
women tending to her,
she was alone with
Joseph, who was no
doubt as overwhelmed as
she was! Instead of a cra-


dle to lay her son, she
placed him in a feed
trough "nope" not at all
what she had in mind.
As you think about
this, and the rest of the
story, consider the fact
that if Mary and Joseph
had been anywhere else,
those shepherds, whom
God chose to be the first
witnesses of the birth of
his Son, would have
missed it. Shepherds
were not exactly high on
the social ladder, but who
better to understand the
amazing truth that God
had just provided the
perfect "Lamb" that
would one day be the sac-
rifice to take away the
sins of the world? Don't
miss that fact that while
the shepherds were not
whom Mary and Joseph
were expecting, they
were invited by a host of
God's angels!
Could it be that when
we feel like there is no
room for us anywhere, it
is because God has made
room for us somewhere
else, or that He is making
room for someone else to
be with us? Try this per-
spective when dealing
with holiday plans for
your family, if someone
can't be there, look
around and see who that
makes room for, perhaps
a single adult or someone
without any nearby fami-
ly. If too many miles or
your schedule causes you
to miss family celebra-
tions, look around to see
where God is making
room for you. Celebra-
tion is ultimately up to
us, and the attitude we
choose to take. Our plans
may not work out exactly
like we hoped, but it
could be that God has
something extra special
in mind this year, believe
it, because your heart
matters!
El.'i',S Angie
We would love to hear
about your most memo-
rable Christmas celebra-
tion, and what made it
special, email Angie at
angieland3@wind-
stream.net
Heart Matters is a week-
ly column written by Angie
Land, Director of the Fami-
ly Life Ministries of the
Lafayette Baptist Associa-
tion, where she teaches
Bible studies, leads mar-
riage and family confer-
ences and offers Biblical
counseling to individuals,
couples and families.


David H. Matier, Doctor
of Pastoral Counseling
dmatier@windstream.net

Recently a radio min-
ister mentioned that the
enemies of Jesus didn't
deny the miracles He
performed but were al-
ways questioning by
what authority or power
He had preformed them.
Yet in our day, as strong
as the historical proof is
of the Virgin Birth, men
still want to deny it.
For thousands of years
before it happened it
was prophesied that it
would happen. In Gen-
esis 3:15 you can see,
what is probably the
earliest prophecy of
Christ's first coming to
die for the sins of the
world. Speaking to Sa-
tan, the Serpent, God
said, "And I will put en-
mity between thee and
the woman, and be-
tween thy seed and her
seed; it shall bruise thy
head, and thou shalt
bruise his heel." And
the prophet Isaiah had
said, "Hear ye now, O
house of David; Is it a
small thing for you to
weary men, but will ye
weary my God also?
Therefore the Lord him-
self shall give you a
sign; Behold a virgin
shall conceive, and bear
a son, and shall call his
name Immanuel," (Isa-
iah 7:13, 14 "and if your
Bible doesn't say VIR-
GIN in the context, you
are using the wrong
Bible!). Notice Matthew
refers to this passage,
"Now this was done,
that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken of the
Lord by the prophet,
saying, Behold, a virgin
shall be with child, and
shall bring forth a son,
and they shall call his
name Emmanuel, which
being interpreted is,
God with us,"
(Matthew 2:23).
Remember now, the
men of His time and ear-
ly historians didn't dis-
pute the miracles, only
how they were accom-
plished. THE VIRGIN
BIRTH IS A FACT! I
don't know how it hap-
pened but I know that
Jesus is the virgin born
son of Mary, conceived,
not by the man she was
betrothed to, Joseph, but
by the Holy Ghost. And
it was not because
Joseph and Mary


weren't capable of hav-
ing children on their
own. In Matthew 13:55,
for instance, the Bible
reads, speaking of Jesus,
"Is not this the carpen-
ter's son? Is not his
mother called Mary?
and HIS BRETHREN,
James, and Joses, and Si-
mon, and Judas? and
his SISTERS, are they
not all with us?..."
(Matthew 13:55, 56).
From these verses we
see that Joseph and
Mary had 5 sons (in-
cluding Jesus) and at
least 2 daughters. Mary
and Joseph did go on to
have a "normal" fami-
ly life.
Only this year did I
get a new insight into
Isaiah 9:6 "For unto us
a child is born, unto us a
son is given:..." -
Mary's part was
birthing the child. God
gave His Son! Mary


was human. As such
she was as susceptible
to sin, born with the sin
nature, just like any oth-
er human being; "For
all have sinned, and
come short of the glory
of God;" (Romans 3:23).
Mary must have been a
righteous woman to
have been chosen to be
the mother of our Lord;
to have been chosen to
be impregnated by the
Holy Ghost, but she
was human, blessed of
God I am sure, but so
are you if you are living
for Him.
If you are not familiar
with the Christmas sto-
ry as told in the Bible it
would be good to read
Luke's account in Luke
2:1-21 and then go on to
read Matthew's account
in Matthew 1:18 2:15.
We know that the wise
men, in Matthew, didn't
show up until almost 2


years later because
Herod had all the babies
up to 2 years old killed
(Matthew 2:16 also no-
tice Jesus was referred
to as "the young child,"
not a baby in Matthew)
which would indicate it
had been almost 2 years
since Jesus had been
born.
It is evident that Jesus
probably wasn't born
on December 25, but
that is the day most peo-
ple have set aside to cel-
ebrate the birth of the
Lord Jesus Christ and I
trust you will do just
that. With all the gift
giving and feasting that
you'll keep Him in the
center of it all ......
HAVE A VERY MER-
RY CHRISTMAS!

David H. Matier, DPC
HYPERLINK
"mailto:dmatier@
windstream.net"


Florida Guardian ad Litem Program
New Volunteer Orientation Join our team of dedicated volun-
How is your voice? Learn how to be teers today.
the voice for a child who has been Call (386) 364-7720, ext. 103 for more
abandoned, neglected or abused. No information.


previous experience required. You can
make an enormous difference in the
life of a child.

Training is FREE!!


Columbia County: Wednesday, Jan-
uary 20, 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Lake City
Guardian ad Litem office Dixie County:
Friday


A reminder about the

Manna House Angel Tree!
The Manna House Angel Tree is now at Thriftway. Please
stop by and pick a boy or girl angel, "from our county."
Please purchase a gift for them and take it back to the
store, or you may leave money for a gift at the store.
Deadline is Dec. 18. God will bless you for your help. For
questions call 294-1294 or cell: 208-9432.


'B~1~o-Sb~oi ll


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GED


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You must attend a registration session.
Wed., Jan. 20th, 2010 9 a.m. or 6 p.m.


Call Lynn Lee at 386-647-4201
to sign up for registration


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Millers Celebrate 50th TrV r o Smith Lindsey

Wedding Anniversary 4 wedding announcement


quent visits to their
home in Mayo. Family
and friends are invited
to an informal celebra-
tion reception honoring
their anniversary.
The reception will be
in Kissimmee on Sun-
day, December 27, 2009,
at the Orange Blossom
Masonic Lodge located
near the Lakefront at 321
Dakin Avenue from 2 -
4 p.m.


Hardin Wilson Wedding Reminder
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hardin would like to re-
mind you of the upcoming marriage of their
daughter Lauren Kathleen to Shaun Scott Wil-
son, the son of Janet and Wayne Kinard of Mayo
and Scott and Cindy Wilson of Birmingham, Ala.
The event will be held at Crosspoint Baptist
Fellowship on December 19, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
with a dessert reception following at the Elks'
Lodge. No local invitations are being sent but all
friends and family are invited to attend.





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graduate of Lafayette
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tion from the Florida
State University in 2008.
He is currently working
as a Financial Coordina-
tor with the State of
Florida for the Depart-
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vices.
Their wedding will be
held on February 27,
2010, at Advent Christ-
ian Village Church,
Dowling Park. No local
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friends are invited to at-
tend. Reception, RSVP
only.


Swine flu shots -

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H1N1 vaccine, come
and get it now! That's
what Health Department
officials are encouraging
all residents of Lafayette
County to do. H1N1
(swine flu) is still wide-
spread in the State of
Florida and Pamela
Blackmon, Administra-
tor of the Lafayette
County Health Depart-
ment is encouraging all
residents to get vaccinat-
ed. The Lafayette Coun-
ty Health Department
began giving the H1N1
vaccine on October 19,
and has given vaccine to
approximately 1,500 resi-
dents, or about 1.'. of
the county population.
Vaccination is voluntary
and is provided free of
charge at the Lafayette
County Health Depart-
ment between 8 a.m. and
5 p.m., Monday through
Friday.
The goal of the Florida
H1N1 Influenza Mass
Vaccination Campaign is
to immunize all Floridi-
ans and visitors who
choose to be vaccinated.
The Health Department
has conducted mass vac-
cination clinics at
Lafayette County Public
Schools, Lighthouse
Christian Academy, Day
Town Community Cen-
ter, the 4th District Com-
munity Center, and
Croft's Thriftway. For


more information about
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health department, call
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Dear

Parents:
Lafayette Recreational
League Basketball will
begin on Saturday, Dec.
19, 2009 at 9 a.m. at the
Lafayette High School
Gym. Any girls or boys
in grades 1 through 6,
not over the age of 12,
need to be at the gym
around 8:45 a.m. on Sat-
urday morning.
The cost is $20 per per-
son to play. Teams will
be picked on this Satur-
day, Dec. 19, however
the first scheduled game
will be on Saturday, Jan-
uary 9, 2010.
If you have any ques-
tions, please feel free to
contact me at 364-3222 or
after 5:30 at 294-3443.
Thanks,
Ann Murphy


Dec. 21-25, 2009
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Judge and Mrs. Jeff Miller

Judge and Mrs. Jeff
Miller of Kissimmee,
Florida will celebrate
their 50th Wedding An-
niversary. They were
married on December
27, 1959 in the Branford
Methodist Church. Mrs.
Miller is the former Lau-
ra Ruth Jones of Bran-
ford, daughter of the late
Oscar and Mildred
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Back Row L to R- Hannah McCray, Krista Lyons, Kaylin Kirk, Dixie Smith, Taylor Linton, Courtney Rabon, Taylor Land & Shylan Ault Middle Row L to R Grace Jackson, Zoey Dou-
glas, Kaylin Morgan, Haley Shows, Sarah DeGroff, Kali Lancaster, Ragan Barnes & Evie Byrd Front L to R Audrey Jackson, Erin Byrd, Kelley Ann Howell, Kayla Koon, Jayden Bates,
Kaylin Lee, Katie Grace Sadler, Harmony Richardson, Hannah Sargent, Emi Byrd & Abby Fredrickson.



IMPACT CHEERLEADING


Impact Cheerleading sponsored by Lighthouse
Christian Center recently finished their 2nd season
with a group of 31 cheerleaders! On October 15, the
girls performed at halftime at the Hornet JV foot-
ball game. They marched in the Homecoming and
Pioneer Day parades and performed for the Veter-
an's Day Program at Lighthouse Christian Acade-
my on November 11. The last performance was on
November 17, in which the squad presented a
cheerleading routine, fundamentals, jumps and
cheers that they had learned during the 9 week ses-
sion. This was also where each cheerleader was
presented with a pin and special awards were giv-
en to: Taylor Linton Leadership and Memory
Verse Award, Kaylin Kirk Leadership Award,
Harmony Richardson Jr. Leadership Award,


Kaylin Morgan Most Improved, Krista Lyons -
Most Enthusiastic, Dixie Smith Most Determined,
Jayden Bates Jr. Most Determined, Katie Grace
Sadler Ham Award, and Kira Whittington- Mem-
ory Verse Award.
We are very pleased with the program that is
provided through the Fellowship of Christian
Cheerleaders and look forward to many more sea-
sons of Impact Cheerleading. The girls are learning
Godly leadership, making lasting friendships and
learning a great sport. Special thanks to Cheryl
Byrd, Head Coach and Risa Croft, Assistant Coach
for all of their hard work and dedication. We will
be sponsoring a cheer camp in June, for more infor-
mation contact Kelli Whittington at 294-3940 or
klmwhitt@yahoo.com


Krista Lyons


Taylor Linton


Kaylin Morgan


Harmony Richardson


Kaylin Kirk & Dixie Smith


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Letters to


Santa


Lafayette Elementary
School First Grade


(The letters were typed as
close as possible as they were
written by the children, no
corrections were made.)
Dear Santa,
What I want for christmas
is a camra and a bike. and a
wilana. Food off teddy bear
and a lot o f bos. that are
pink and white pokeadots.
Chlose and shose. and a
dress, and a ring. and a neck-
lace. and hihills and a hed
bande. and a peaano. and
sparkelea hedband and a big
marker bord and beads, and a
pool. microphone. and a vest
pink and purple and white, and
ice states, ds game and flip
flops that are pink and green
pokeadots and 1st grade lern-
ing book. and d.s. pets game.
and I want crafs stuff. and a
pointbord and a paint brush
and paint.
Love, Sphia Celedon

Dear Santa,
I want a wii, baby doll,
some games for a wii, some
games for my dsi, baby cra-
dle, boots, boots wit heals,
baby center, big pool with a
slide, play ground, new back
pack, I pod, I touch, a gator,
gator teddy, Mrs. Gator and
Mr. Gator, Dairy, and tub,
princess house and tent.
Love, Syniah Williams

Dear Santa,
Tis is wat I want for
crismis.a modre drt bike, a
modre foowiler, a makel self-
one, a ds, a mokey sleeping ag,
and sokrball nee pads and
more saf that i dzrv. and a
xbox 3 reey 60.
9 wee, 9 psp, 9 ipod and a
flat skrins tv, a wattr slide
er, fons with reeder boks
that have seeds.

Dear Santa,
I want a ipod, I want a
moterfowile, want a ntidodsi,
I want a psp, I want a more
ds games, I want x box 360, I
want a camra, I want a video
camra, I want my mom to
have many I want xbox 360
games, I want a puppy, I want
a polmeno hors, I want my
dad to have muny. I want a
labtop, I want ipoh I wanted
8 horsis, and want 6 more
horses, I want u 8 motor fow-
iler, I want flat skrem tv I
want 30 tulerswirsedes, I
watt 4 wwuetat, slid I want in
ground swimming pool. I want 9
hotud.
Love, Peyton Revels

Dear Santa, I want a hose
but I wunt a palameeno hors,
I want some of them thanges
on the dor, I want teacher
stuf, I want bow, I want
Honamanteda stuf, I want
more big rings, I want the
cards on the want some
die, I want o ds, I want
a baby dol, ant hils, I want
a elf, I wt ril make up, I
want a dimein casol, I want a
water park, I want a santa
dol, I want a snoman.
Love, Jasmi4 Condy

Dear Santa,
I want a wii, I he
Lego Indeeandjo r the
wii, I want th Batman
for the wii nt a watr
proof wa
Love son

Dea Santa,
I wan a cupcake maker and
a wii for crimis and I wont to
go to the north pole and a
hors, a hanamontana doll, a
hanmtano staj to go with with
it and a d.s.
Love,
Yomeida Hernandez

Dear Santa,
Tell Ms. Clause, I said hi. I
will leave out cookies for you.
I been good this year. I will
leave out carrots for the
reindeer. You are my best
friend. I want arc with re-
mote.
Love, Matthew Ducksworth

Dear Santa,
I want a boe. I want a for-
willer. I want a puppy. I want
a 360. I want a football. I
want a toy gun. I want a 20
gage. I want a gator poster. I
want a hamdog for the camp.
I want a gator football hemit.
Love, Daniel Hewett


Dear Santa,
I wunt Indy Jus for crimis
and I want a motchttcholr.
Santa I love you. I wot mysi-
maeis. Santa I mor thik for
me, xbox 360 baki and
chchir.
Love, Hayden Hingson

Dear Santa,
For Chrismas I whant a
new bus and woody, a wii, a
dsi, a bidaroo, a red nose and
ware bacuegons and a maryo
and gonik at the alimopic win-
tergaus ds game.
Love, Austin Locklear

Dear Santa,
I want a wii, sports games
for my psa, I wont a play
tractor with a mower, a play
mashengun,, ymotcontroll
truck. xl overdrive. I want a
football game for my dsp, I
wont a baseball game for my
psd, I want another play
mose.
Love, Blake Levar Adams

Dear Santa,
I hope you will bring me a
xbox 3 and xbox 3 games. I
will stay in my bed.
Love,
Austin Lents

Dear Santa,
Does my grandma really go
to the north pole? here are
some of the things I ant for
christmas. A ps, a bow and
carnival games for ps. And I
also wanted to know does
rudolph's nose shien bright?
Thanks a lot your best pal
oh and tell the elfs and Mrs.
Clause I said hey. I've been
good this year. I will leave
milk and your favorite cholo-
late cookies, and cariots for
the reindeer. Your the best
do you have a head elf?
Love, Landen Brock

Dear Santa,
Will you get me a game for
a plastashen2 and that's all.
Love, Grayson Reinbott

Dear Santa,
I love you. I w nt for
christmas transfer ds a
cat an airplane, a ela ter
a cote for s star wa
and radeo owicechrn goo/
leys, toy blu sc handcinn
poock, Santa Cos Cote.
Love, Jason RP

Dear Santa,
Can't have a new vedo
game. can i have a new bike.
can I have a toy gun.
Love, Luzack Rerry

Dear Santa,
I love you. I want a ds play-
er. I wunt a wii, I wunt a
barbe. I unt a putshot. I wunt
a bb gun. I wunt a movei, I
wunt skat shoos, Iwunt a bell
frum you, I wunt a puppy, I
wunt gator; I wunt a game, I
wunt a nekliss. I went a
borenping. I wunt a dimin
neclas, I wut a snow sled, I
unt a bed.
Kayla Hope Ringer

Dear Santa,
and a flakfigLs. I wat a gas-
fo my bs. and flakspdish. I
love you santa.
Love, Naomi Martinez

Dear Santa,
I am gud, I am prard at
yoo.
Love, Trace Goff

Dear Santa,
I wot a horse toys, I wat a
horse saddle not the ponee
sadl. I wat mor fed stor foor
amnors.
Love,
Bethany Jackson

Dear Santa,
I wut sv for utades, I wut
forwiller, I wunt indapaie, I
wut hot tub, I wut a Jr. Ut-
shicks, I wut klogs, I wunt a
jackit.
Love, Tierra

Dear Santa,
I wont lipsik, pupe, x box
nels bos jres, ninils, Krismi
nat, A wii, not.
Love,
Desiree James

Dear Santa,
I wot for cemes a tede and
I wot for cemes a tent.
Love, Natalia Escamillo


Dear Santa,
I wot a bat, I wot a tuydog,
I wot a dolhos, I wot a pol, I
wot a radiotoy, I wot a crmis
santa, I wot a crmis hotub. I
wot a crismis elf.
Love, Anna Rogers

Dear Santa,
I wont a xbox, and I wont a
ps2 and I wont a pup and I
wont a black barz and I wont
a gun 306 and with Bzz, bzzs.
Love, TristanWilliamson

Dear Santa,
I want babetos, I was litik,
I was disi, I was the moskas,
Love, Julyana Espihoza

Dear Santa,
I wer udsif cismis thag dds
and digis. I y will
Love,
Max Pesada

Dear Santa,
A DS.
Love, Brandon Floyd

Dear Santa,
dersitcor I wutsud for cis-
min. I wut a toy shors dasd.
Love, Yazmin Lopez

Dear Santa,
I will ruflwlra, bisicla.
Love, Corissa Sherck

Dear Santa,
Babe dol, shirt ckoset
botlwotrs, mokngs ix.
Love,
Aaron Floyd

Dear Santa,
football hilmet, playstion
2, monskr trok.
Love, Levi Rollison

Dear Santa,
Makeop, Bodoy hos, toy,
dol, choy kalgwants, we Boy,
faroy, pig.
Love,
Patti Willit

Dear Santa,
I wont to crismis is a bi-
ceiko in a shus in that is a
nuf.
Love, Yanet Moreno

Dear Santa,
I I wat a forwilr, and I wat a
video and I wat a lot of
moveas and I wat a mowbed
and I wat my to fut teaf and
I wat moonshoos.
Love, Mikella Portbury

Dear Santa,
I want a hors, a d.s. a for-
wiler, a wedding dres, a ring, a
boyfrand.
Love, Zayna Young

Dear Santa,
I westezreveg like toks I
west all I have is bady.
Love,
Jose Riega

Dear Santa,
I love Santa, I wit a cat
and to hove a mare crimit and
a gen pier geme ol vesorves
list.
Plev I wotezrevegakidcan-
fav.
Love,
Maria Lopez

Dear Santa,
I wote for christmas a pet
shop, a bike, lots a mekup and
a dollhaws.
Love, Kassidy Fountain

Dear Santa,
I want you to come my
home to gift my prisnit to meO
to my brudrs and my little
brutrs thay will be happy
thay will opin their prisnit to
play with trir prisnit. I like
you Santa.
Love, Sandra Garcia

Dear Santa,
I wont u slipnslide, glas tee
set, bike, tooweesnake, book,
satuklos hat, I wotu plas-


Dear Santa,
I wot a cat. I wot a dog. I
wot a wii, I wot a bouvr, I wot
to not haf no sckull.
Love Chase Auman

Dear Santa,
deisituch set doll babe, all
her doll chchinset, cupcak
makr, prices hoz.
Love, Yazmin Bailey

Dear Santa,
I will like a bubelbraslis. I
will like to go bake to sote
caring a I will like a nintendo
ds. I will like to see my ant
allison. I will like a dog.
Love, Alexis Elmore

Dear Santa,
I want a xbox. I want a
shot gun. I want aratow and
speakers. I wat a ladtop.
Love, Thane Singletary

Dear Santa,
I wunta babbey set, a tent,
a doll home, a stuf anml, a hug
tunit, a santa doll, a dsi, a ds,
a game for it, sum pant,
Love, Bethany Perry

Dear Santa,
I want a nandods, I wunt a
dog and a cat and I wunt a
pole sipes tran for 1 prsin.
Love, Brennen Dewey

Dear Santa,
I wot jumss. and Jums
dick, I wot litu borbey hass, I
wot borbeys.
Love, Trinity Sullivan

Dear Santa,
I want a torey wackit and a
gof set and a beybey gan.
Love, Haven Simpson

Dear Santa,
I wut a xbox, I wut a log
set, I wut a trdsromur, I wut
a 100 pupts.
Love,
Chris Mathews

Dear Santa,
I wunt a xbox 360 and dog
and skatebord and trans-
formrs and rife.
Love, John Walker

Dear Santa,
Will you gift a present.
Love, Jesus Garcia

Dear Santa,
makap, jorep, babe dooy,
teeset,
Love, Maka Swinson

Dear Santa,
I wont a barbi, I wont a
dsi, I wont a fowilr, I wont a
motersikil, I wont a tinkrbell
dol, I wont a fan, I wont a
laptop, I wont a hanamotana
dol, I wont a a hana montane
lunch box.
Love, Mackenzie Smith

Dear Santa,
I want a dsi, I want a wii, I
want a lunch box for christ-
mas.
Love, Ruben Lawson

Dear Santa,
I want a dsi, wii, cat, dog,
book, ds, wizardshort tv, play
stashin too, dora doll, hanna
matenan, red nose rendir.
Love, Harley Marsh

Dear Santa,
I wot a soferSd a d.s., a
cat, a hat and a ball. Santa
can ycget my bayb sister a
teber and santa can you get
my bayb stfe a toys.
Love,
Octaejah Rodgers

Dear Santa,
I wont to get a orange bike
for christmas an a antedodsi
for christmas an a shooting
game for christmas. to and a
nou conpooter for Christmas.
I wont a gun for Christmas to
I want to get a xbox 360.
Love, Zamario Thomas


tashin, I wot too wee drum
set. Dear Santa,
Love, Trista Stapletora Beees and deees games.
Dear Santa, ove, Abigayle Ingram


I wot a d.S.
I wat a bike, I wot a jeep,
I wot a christmas tree, I wot
a christmas presents, I wot a
play home, I wot a snata pre-
sens, I wota griel xbox 366.
Love, Kimbern Thomas


Dear Santa,
I what to get a D.S. for
Christmas and a xbox 360
and a blue bike and a wii and a
game boy.
Love, Alex Morales


Dear Santa,
bras dolls, stuf adit. DS
games. dres up, wii games,
stuffabgue.
Love,
Amandia Smith

Dear Santa,
I want aplaystation games,
dsi, v pet, dog trits, it to
snow, gortrdekvarshons,
food, I oit to hav a grat
Chrismas.
Love,
Trevor Bedford

Dear Santa,I want a tv, I
want a lobtop, I want a robot,
I want a fullweler, I want a
raindeerr, I want loss, I
want mix, I want a goldfish, I
want a pet.
Love,
Chandler Lancaster

Dear Santa,
I wunt a stuthiml, slasheee
the wii, books, dos, bad dos,
jeens, klok,
Love, Ariel Simmons

Dear Santa,
I wot for Christmas up toy
pupe and up bolk and up toy
dodr.
Love, Litzy Escamilla

Dear Santa,
I want a bike for chrismas,
I want a move of you Santa,
I want a DS, I want a holt of
Yog.
Love,
Alice Georg

Dear Santa,
I wat a bing, I wat a ring, I
wat a toy, I wat a word, I wat
a word, I want a DS, I want a
wii, I wat a hat, I wat a doll,
I wat a ball.
Love, Lidia Laguna

Dear Santa,
DSI, DS, PSP, wii, xbox
360.
Love, Shawn Gutton

Dear Santa,
I want a DS and a easy
bake if you do that I think I
will make cookies for you
Santa. I love you Santa, and a
pool. Santa I forgot and a
bike.
Love Jalil Williams

Dear Santa,
I want a play stolshin I, I
wont a PSP. I want a blue
bike. I wont a poh. I wont
food. I wont a citin. I wont a
hottub.
Love, John Mendoza

Dear Santa,
I wan fou crismis, A exbox
three. I ut fov a hot
willcheck.
Dear Santa I wut fev
crismis a deeres. I wut for
crismis a drtbike.
Love,
Christian Rafter

Dear Santa,
I Isenolkmiyo, up lypmie, I
hymisub bi bhotgif, I weup
yais, I wot hot gif.
Rachel Rogers

Dear Santa,
D.S., wii, lego, DSI,
playstashin 2, game boy, hot
wels track.
Love, Quentin Sutley

Dear Santa,
I been a good girl so I wont
a DS Santa. and I wont
barbedolls. and I wont some
cloes. and I wont a stuf bear
I been a good girl so I wont a
play hose. I love you Santa. I
wont a big car and I wont a
sweeng set and I wont to go
see you santa.
Love,

Dear Santa,
I hav bin god, dog clows,
dog stuf, sadi, fone, dog loir,
hrahis, scots, gatrposetr, dog
bed, dog lesh.
Love,
Alisha Snider

I wish for a DSI. I wish fr
a little Sb pashon DS game, I
wsh fr a grding mama, I wish
for a waking mama 2. I wish
for waking mama. I wish for
waking mama3. I wish for a
well.
Love, Hailey Frasier


Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl san-
ta. I want a wii, moon sand
and evrytheng. I will be glad
ween you come and give me
my present. I hope you can
come to my house.
Love, Markessra Pollocks

Dear Santa,
I have ben good. I wont a
camra for crismis. crismis is
mi fravrit tim of the yer. I
am 7. wat is your fravrit time
of the yer. crismis is aboet
presins, god, and fame. It is
gods birthday. November is
mi birthday win is yor brth-
day. Santa is the mane port
of crismis. Jegl Bel Jegle Bel
Jegl al the way. Mere crismis.
We wosh you a mere
cresmis.
Love, Katie Newbern.

Dear Santa,
I bin so good. I wont a
rilee, wont to see ruboff.
Lov, Marie Johnson

Dear Santa,
I want a DSI, I want a pup-
py. I want a tv, I want a baku-
gan, I want a amp-3 player, I
want a game for my DSI,
George or Marie and sonix. I
want a nuther game for my
DSI game of racing car
game. I want a nut cracr, I
want a wii, I want a xbox3-
66, I want a bed for my dog.
Love, Emmanuel Tovar

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy I
wot a toy car. I wot a toy
race track. I wot a toy nut-
cracr, I wot a toy raneder, I
wot a xbox three sixtee, I
wot a dog for a pet. I wot a
dsi.
Love, Austin Bennett

Dear Santa,
I a good boy. I wont lego
game, I wont legos, I wont a
rel fowilr. Stowrs aknfigrs.
Love,
Riley Massey

Dear Santa,
I have ben gud gril. I wont
telfon, tlermontene gtr term
or tenemicron the rs, hen-
montene clos, I wont tv, hen-
motene skatbood, fowillir.
Love,
Daniella Martinez

Dear Santa,
I have bin good. I want for
christmas is a xbox game. and
a DS game.
Love, Colin Bash

Dear Santa,
I bn a good boy. I wont dsi,
I wont a bike, I wont a bed
for my pyoy, ds games. I wont
a xbox 360.
Love,
Gabe Hancock

Dear Santa,
I love u. I want theeador.
Love, Richard Hannah

Dear Santa,
I have bend good I want
Alvin and the chikmuks.
Love, Justin Ducksworth

ve bin gud boy. A miami
t ba ,a miami base ball. a
sf bgs, a skaatebord, a
x S30 games, a basket-
ball, a rifel.
Love, Zackary Muncy

Dear Santa,
I have bin good. I what a
bike. I what a hischool mukol
moove and a mare christmas.
LovlChrista Hayes

Dear Santa,
I have bin good. I wot a
xbox, I wot a psp, I wont a
playstalnin games.
Love, BillfFrye

Dear Santa,
I hav ben god. I want a fon.
I want a ipod. I want a hars.
hapee crismis.
Love, Quincey Topkins

Dear Santa,
I have ben a god grile. I
wont a skatbord and a dsI
and a stare. I wont a inpee 3.
Love, Shukerra Reid

Dear Santa,
I bin a bad boy. I wont a
wii, gamins and I wont a wpspa
nd I wont a motasiol and I
wont a scutbond and a pliscan
and a pa want nanchs
Love, Jonathan


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V Letters to Santa


Lafayette Elementary
2nd Grade
(Letters were typed as received,
no corrections were made.)

bear Santa,
I can't wait to see all the
presents, under the Christmas
tree! Santa I hope I get legos
and more Nerf guns and the
beigo backpack.
Love, Caleb Evans

bear Santa,
How is my elf doing, is he doing.
How is the ranedeer. How is
roodoff doing and old sank nick
and cupid and prancer and
donered and dasher. have I been
good. how is missis Claus. and my
elf was on the shelf off my
kichen. does he tell you were his
is going? to be the next morning.
My list:
Phone one that you text with
your thums and sipdes out.
pandora bracelet, more
baugugones. and a gator cover
that comes with it. Christmas
earings. Webcin, bog. PS do not
forget to eat your milk and
cookies., Nivees.
Love, Katie Grace Sadler

bear Santa,
how is yor reindeer, has yor elvs
den working al yeer. wat cine of
cookes do you like. hav I den
good this yeer. has my druther
de good. I want a go cart. I want
a toy, I want a gaser, I want a
dood.
Love, Ty Jackson

bear Santa,
How are you. can i ask you some
quishtins. ok does elfs come in
our house and pupar for your
arivle? how old is rudolf? have I
ben good? Is the reindeer ok? ok
that's it. This is that I want for
chrismis. I want a ipod. I also
want all the spy stuff. and a good
life. And all the nerf stuff.
Love, Gage Sullivan

bear Santa,
I wont a slingshot and lots of
bocugons and a rodot for crismis.
Love, Wyatt Russell

bear Santa,
how are you. How is rudolf boing.
How is elf doing. How is saint
nicholas doing. Have a nice
christmas. I want bike.
Love, Angelina Arreguin

bear Santa,
how are you. How are your elfs.
How are your reindeer. bo you
got any new presents your elfes
making. So santa have anyone
been noty. Santa have I been
noty. Santa what kind of cookies
do you like. Santa I would like a
Hannah Montana suet. And a
little bank to keep my money.
And a suetcase. And a play
reindeer. Please.
Love, Shelby R. Walker

bear Santa,
What are your favorite cookies?
And how are the elves doing at
the workshop? how do you make
all those toy's at the workshop?
And I thin< I have been noteay
this Christmas year I hope you
forgive me please I am so sorry.
And all I want for Cristmas is dsi
and a hours and a guiter and
satel and hay.
Love, Haley Muffay

bear Santa,
do you really have elfs. how big
or small are your elfs. how old
are you. how old is your biggest
elfs. How old is your smallest elf.
I want a PsP and a bS and a xbox
and a gator poster and a play
stashin and a magil eight ball and
a mockckroll truck.
Love, Kobe O'Steen

bear Santa,
How is your reindeer doing. What
is your favorite milk? How is your
workshop going? How is rudolf
doing? What I want for
Christmas is a laptop and a some
play station 2 games and a
Seminole football helmet and
jersey.
Love, Ben Swain

bear Santa,
How are you doing today Santa?
How old are you Santa? When is
your birthday Santa? Have I
been good Santa? I whot for
christmas is a lap top but blue
and black berry phone and socer
ball and a barbie.
Love, Angie Paz

Dear Santa,
how is your elfrs, how is Rudolf, I
want to see you. wot cooky you
like. I wont a Desi.
Love, Cristan Martinez

Dear Santa,
how is Mes Clos and comet,
daser, preser, rudolf, and how
are the elvs. have I dad this
year. how are you.
Love, Mark Crum

Dear Santa,
I want to ask you sum question
how is rudolf the red nose
reindeer, what are your favorite
cookies. Are the elves working
really hard this year. how are the
other reindeer doing. The only
things I want for christmas a
real puppy and live with my


grandma forever.
Love, Kaili bewey

bear Santa,
how are your elves doing and how
whold you like for me to leave
you soem cookies and how is Mrs.
Clals doing and some milk to drink
while you are eating your cookies.
and I wach you moves all the time
when it comes on tv. and how are
your reindeer doing I bet they
re doing well. and I would lik if


you calud bring me some presents
like a babby doll and a stroller to
go with the babby boll a big
babby and a mincher stroller and
a little care with a mother ok
pleas.
Love, Tori Vazauez

bear Santa,
bear Saint Nick, How is Mrs.
Clause use doing? Have I been
good this year? How is yor
reindeer? bid the elves make
different gifts this year? I want
some DS games diamond ring, a
guitar.
Love, Haley Smith

bear Santa,
How is Mrs. Clas. And the elves
doing. Is rudolf real yes or no.
Can you see Jesus? I want now
gam for my gameboy conlar.
Love, Anthony

bear Santa,
How is your elf? How is mrs
Santa. Santa what kind of
cookies do you like. have I been
nice. Santa I want a lego tow
truck. I want a lot of legos for
chrstmas and I want 5 glass
tractor cups.
Love, Hunter Winburn

bear Santa,
How are your elves doing? Are
you fine? Can't you wait till
Chrismas? I am not naughty:
right? don't forgit to eat cookies
and milk.
Love, Michael Linehaw

bear Santa,
How are you? How is rudolf? am
I on the naughty list or not? How
are the elfs? I want wii games.
Love, Parker Lawson

bear Santa,
How are your elves doing now.
how is Rudolf? How's Miss Clas
doing. Have I ben noughty. How
are you doing. What is yor favite
cookies and milk.
Love, Jenna Nail

bear Santa,
How are you today, win will you
come to my hose, are your elves
working right now, have I ben
nice or noty, I want a rachit and
clank game, and a movie about
you, and a play staison 3, and psp
games, and to see a elf.
'Love, Austyn Lee

bear Santa, -
How are you and laus doing
up in the northpole? lour
reindeer doing ok? Are your elves
following directions? Is it cold up
there? What kind of cookies do
yo like the best? Do yo like soy
milk? Who is your favorite lead
reindeer? Do you have any girl
reindeer?
Love, Tristyn Kyler Christianson
Johnson

bear Santa,
How is rudolf? Who is your
faveret elf? How are the elves
eneyway? How are you santa?
Santa tell the elves I sed hay.

Dear Santa,
How are your elfs doing. What
are your favorite cookies? Who
has been good? Dear Santa I
want a new bike. How is Mr.
Santa? Are your raindeerd being
good. Is it cold where you live?
Love, baisy Posada

bear Santa,
I always wanted sevenL
One thing is Marco
the olympic winter
wii. and a gam
spongbob gao
psp. and a play stasho 3 and I
wanted a bebe gun and a
forwiller. and a xbox 360.
Love, barius Jones

bear Santa,
I always wanted five things. One
thing is Marie and Sonic at the
olymic winter games. And a wii.
And Sixty four. And xbox and a
play station 2.
Love, Wyatt Jonathan Liles

bear Santa,
I would like to get a picture of
your reindeer and you together.
If you find a note on the table by
yor cookies can you read it please
because it will say give 1 cookie
to each of your reindeer and eat
the last 2.
Love, Alexis Koch

Dear Santa,
I really love you. This year I will
bake you some cookies. And I
want a DSI, my one and only
laptop, my forwiller. And a great
Christmas especially for my dad
to come. A blakberry to.
Love, Sofia Zaniga

Dear Santa,
I mite get you chocklite chip
cookes or penit buter cookes I
dow not hol but I will ask my
mom. Can I pleas have a esy
bakeoven, and ahores and a
nalemushen and a pupy and a good
mary chrismus and your tace
care.
Love, Harley Primm

Dear Santa,
I want for Christmas. Is that you
have a speicel holiday and, I hope
I get a lot of stuff to get from
you so have a Merry Christmas.


PS Merry Christmas
Love, Nathan Pearson

bear Santa,
How is Miss Clalls doing she gots
to give you food for yoru long
trip but I want a will for
Christmas.
Love, Elian Flores

bear Santa,
I hope you will like the shuger
cookie that I am backing for you.


And I hope your reindeer can
mack it and I hope you tel Mrs.
Claus that her cookies were good
tell those reindeer that they
should have red nose by the time
they get to my house. I want a
d.s. Please I want wone and I
need one phone butatoch srreenn
and a flip so I can tex and I
moonsand playstachan lap top
and that's not all I well tell you
win I get to go out of town with
my other family.
Love, Boelgle Ferrell

bear Santa,
Is mrs. Closes baking cokies?
What kind? eater way can I tell
you a cupol of things I want, a
mother scooter, DSI, tract phone,
glow dome, tv, and stuf by the
way thank you for what you do.
PS What kind of cokies do you
like?
Love, Jarrett Pearson

bear Santa,
How is Ms. Cluas doing are the
elfs doing good.
Love, Hunter Fain

bear Santa,
How are your reindeer? I want a
fourwiller and a DS and the pets
game with it.
Love, Gavin Taylor

bear Santa,
How are your reindeer doing? I
would like a wii and 3 games.
Love, Jaxson Beach

bear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus? Are you
chubby yet? Has Mrs. Claus made
any cookies? How is Rudolph? I
bet he's doing good! And how is
cleaease is he good? The only
thing I want is to met Rudolph in
person.
Love, Abby Fredriksson

bear Santa,
For Christmas I would like a new
pair of earings and a b.S. and
Mp3. How are you anrd'rs.
euse. am I on the nice list. I
would also like some colored
pincels. And I would like the book
Tales of a,fourth Grade Nothing.
Love, Savannah Lents

bear Santa,
I have been trying my hardest to
be good.pnd why I told you that
because I'want you to eat our
cookies that we cook you. What I
always wanted is a metal
lightsaber that is Lukes and a
R2d2 Robot and a heavy rifle
that you can put together and a
hansolo blaster and Santa I hope
you come and please let me have
what I want and I hope you injoy
our cookies.
Love, Joseph Perry

bear Santa,
I really like the elf that you gave
me, It's doing really well. I want
some justice Closes and some
toys and a pink ipod with miley
cirus and blackeyed peas and
bisney caritors music how are
your reindeer doing.
Your friend,
Love, Audrey Jackson

bear Santa,
I Jqve ben a very good girl this
Bring me lots of presets to
my cat.
kyler


good this year I've
e +this year. I will
eshugar cookies and
41f or you by the
-I want a bike, barbie
Lfarbie, ipod, computer,
celphone, password, senel,
Bildabear.
Love, Brianna Lentz

bear Santa,
I'll try to make cookies. Thank
you for eating my cookies all
them othe years. Please leave an
ipod in my stoking and can you
bring me a DS for chistmas and a
wii. Chistmas is a fun holliday.
Love, Hannah Murray

bear Santa,
I have been a good kid this year.
I want a guitar. And a DS game. i
want a bke without training
weels. I will put out cookies. And
remember last year. You left a
mess. How is Mrs. Clause is she
doing good. How is your reindeer?
Love, Aleks Sullivan

Dear Santa,
I want fourwheeler. I have been
good I will put corn out for your
reindeer is Mrs. Clause baking
cookies this year. I sure like
them I want a eletrit scooter.
Love, Dylan Mock

Dear Santa,
Leave me a picture of you and
your reindeer. I want a
zoozoopets and a wii. and a
spongebob movies for my little
sister and a disine kit, and a
spongebob teaset.
Love, Kenzie Pearson

Dear Santa,
I have been good my papa moris
has been bad. Please leave him
cole. What cookies?
Love, Dawson

Dear Santa,
I have wanted star wars republic


heroes for Christmas and bottle
of the giants diagon and you've
heard the rest of what I wanted.
Love, Blake

bear Santa,
I'll try to make you cookies,
thank you for eating my cookies
all them other years, please leave
me presents and this is what I
want, the main thing I want for
christmas is a DS. and fossil
fighters, the other stuff I want


but don't don't need is a 5, 5
Rubix cube and a sock puppet.
Love, Adam Perry

bear Santa,
I hope your reindeer are doing
good. What I want for christmas
is a wii. and more games for my
DS. and a air pain tattos and 1 or
2 games for the wii. If I get a
bar from bildabar workshop the
bar that has peacesines on it.
Love, Richelle McDonald

bear Santa,
I have ben a good boy for you
santa. Can you bring me some raw
toys. How is your rain dear?
Love, Trenton

bear Santa,
I have ben a good and I have
some cookes for you and a glas of
milk for you and this is wath I
wont. I wont a xbox 3 and a
bascet ball cort.
Love, Ryan Thompson

bear Santa,
I have a brother, a mom and a
dad, 3 pets. I am goin to get a
dog and it is goin to be a bulldog.
I did have a dog but it got lost
and man I can't find it my cat
about got lost.
Love, Matthew

bear Santa,
I want for Chritmas is a pet cat
and a forweler and some cloth
and a DS and a labtop.
Love, Johnny

bear Santa,
I have a present for you and I
have some cokies for you and
your present will be besie the
cokies. I hope you will give me
spongebob truth of square DS
game thank you santa. Santa I
will give you some hay for your
reindeer.
Love, Brian Posada

bear Santa,
I have a sister and a dog my dad
wants a play toy and my sister
wants a barby doll. I want 50
dollars for Christmas okay and
that is all for Chistmas ok.

bear Santa,
I have a lot of stuff but I thruw
it aay so pleas bring me some
presents.
I want a soccer ball for ch. I
want a basketball hoop for ch. I
want a dirt bike for ch. I want a
xbox 360 for ch. I want a
starwars wii game for ch. I want
legos for ch. an+ a kitten for
ch. I want a computer for ch. I
w6r4 a dog for ch. I want a psp
f" for ch. I want a motersikle. I
want a snake for ch. I want a
alagator for ch.
Love, Brian Walker

bear Santa,
How are your reendeer doing. I
hope you have a good Christmas.
I hope you diliver the presents
to the good little girls and boys.
I ant a D, Xbox, psp, playstation
2, netendo, wii, herf, movies,
games, ribixcube.
Love, Brandon Mathews

bear Santa,
you now what do I want for
christmas a lot of presents. -.C
Please santa I will put a
christmas tree at home-becuse
my brother wants some to I will
put some milk and cookies on a
plate I will put them on the floor
thank you santa can you give9' )
some pets because can yo e
me a dog a cat we love you santa.
Love, Leslie

bear Santa,
I want for Christmas is fowler
and a cat and a gater shirt and
some shose and a b.S. and a ipod
and a mp3 and a picter fran and
computer and a lap top.
Love, Giselle Ramirez

bear Santa,
I have a present and I am going
to love you. I want for Christmas
Hannah Montana doll. I have
some hay for your reindeer.
Love, Ariana Hernandez

bear Santa,
I have ben very good. I will back
you some cookies, and I will put
some corn on the ground for the
raindear. All I want for
Christmas is for my mom to have
a good chrimas.
Love, Pierce Lawson

Dear Santa,
I have lot and lot and lot to say.
I will lik a DS house and PSP andn
will I pit Ezey Bake and car and
pop.
Love, Giavonnie Keels

Dear Santa,
I wonder if Mrs. Clos is still
making cookies and santa can you
during me what I want please
Santa please. Santa I want to
know what your rainbeers names
are and a phot of you and miss
clas to and other things to santa.
Love, Madison Leigh

Dear Santa,
I have ben good this year and
this is what I want for christmas
I want a bike and a bouncy ball
and a new car and a new pincil
and a big bag of candy with 900
pies of candy and 700 hats and


do whatevre I want. Love, Tonio

bear Santa,
I have been good this year how
are you doing and mrs. Clause and
the hard working Eleaves and the
Raindeers. I hope your doing
good on my list. I want a Miley
Cyraus SD, and a play kit makeup
sit and a Gabalia Barbe. and a
Hanah Motana Barbe and a doll
house. And new clothes.
Love, destiny Ann Sullivan


bear Santa,
I have ben good I will sat som
milke out and cookis. I will sat a
resin stand my plastasin 2 out.
Love, Will Schreck

bear Santa,
I woth a baby doll. and a hores
toy. and really honydog. and a
really fost and a horse thrall. and
some clos ad a play chicin, and a
play cows.
Love, Hannah Jackson

I have been good this year. I like
a doll of Hannah Montana and I
like a little house and a doll of a
horse and close and mittens.
Love, Maria Silva

bear Santa,
I have a long list for you. I am
going to bak you sum cukes and I
will set out sum milk for you. I
want a DS. Iwant a makup kaes
for Christmas. I want a pixhur of
your raen dear and a picr of you
house. My dog wans a dog bon for
Christmas I want a lot of candey.
Love,
Jemary

bear Santa,
I have been nice I think I will be
nice if I have been mean. I hope
I been nice. I want a DS for
christmas and a par of hi hills.
Also so a bran new bike. But most
of all will like you to visit her.
The last thing I want is a some
candy in my stocking.
Love,
Rachel Summerall

bear Santa,
how is miss loss. I am trying to
be good this year and how are
you santa. how are your reindeer
and how are yoru elfs. I am just
wondering how your gis are doing
well all I want this year is for
you to let me see you that's all I
whant for chrimas.
Love, Katlyn Quear

bear Santa,
how is miss close I am trying to be
good on this year and how are
you santa how are your rain deer
your gis are doing will all I want
and thes year is a DS Hana
matoto a merey crismis to yo
santa.
Love, Sandra Reyes

bear Santa,
I tried my best to be good this
year and I left you some cookies
and milk and some corn for the
reindears on the table also I
wont a DS I and a pony for me
and my sisters and my mom.
Love, Gemini T.

bear Santa, '
I have tryed to be good but
sometimes I have mystut. pleas--
bring me roler skates and a D2
and a ripstike a PS game tgqy ahd;
a nightvison 2 pont football a new
skatedord.
Love, Robert Th rnton


bear Santa,
I have cookies for you santa and
milk to go with it and I have a
list for you so you now what I
wont allright. here it goes I want
a little vet shop and nindo DS and
one of those little cab that is a
lion cub toy that sleep with yu in
the night. ad Pupy in my pocket
and the bag that swim with you.
Love, Alex bDavis

bear Santa,
I have cookies waiting for you and
I have cirets for the rainbear. I
what a birtbike for chrismas. I
what sum barkiesgons for
chrismas. I what a ipod for
chrismas. I what sum close for
chrismas.
Love, Chase Neal

bear Santa,
I have ben good bid year. And I
want a DSI and a xbox 360 and a
woch and close and a fall wilier
and a wii.
Love, Christian Negrete

bear Santa,
I have bine good this year and I
will like a plastshin2 and a
Baglogon and a foreweller and a
happy new yere.
Love, Kyle Willix

bear Santa,
I have tried doing my work at
home and at scoll. just so I can
get my favret presents and I
tried to be good for crimes
because I whont to see my
grampall Tim.
Love, Garit Yaun

bear Santa,
how are you and mrs. Claus I have
cookies and mil by the fire place.
I would like to have fore
chistmas is a reel phone and luick
jame.
Love, Marissa Groff

bear Santa,
I tried to be good this yer. I
want a because. I want a lunch
box.
Love, Celeeney Wood

bear Santa,
I tried to be nice but I always
get mad because people ben
calling me names but I don't want
to tell on them because I might
get in trouble to. Santa I want a
DSI and a p.s.
Love, baisy Hernandez

bear Santa,
I want a hanamontana gator and
mustang and a good chrismas.
Love, April Stalvey

bear Santa,
I am going to give you some
cookies and the reindeer soem
corn to eat and I have ben a
good boy. I have not ben a bad
boy. I will tell you want for
chrimas i really want for
chrismas is a dog and a cat.
L ve, Hunter Herron


bear Santa, a'I Dear Santa,
Pleas ken you bring.a. ae< dryms I my leve cookies for you and
,a'l ahethingk your go. lJc give some pieries to me and
LoveAdran 'Abirother zackary in I try to be
k anver godd this year I try to not
bear Santa, heat rBrother caz he ties me
I trie'i my best to be good this I t wma a will for Christmas.
year and I left you some cookies ve,
on the table and milk on the tql walarie Caroline Swords
and s4 ,corn for the raind*es
on iecAle also. bear Santa, '
4ove, Lii F. I will hav you milk on the table
7 and cookies on that table. I will
bear SataN have you a present on the table.
I ha trinwo be good but it is I just want a good crismas.
han oiA'e good. Love, Haden Herron
ove, Chd Warren
x \bear Santa.


bear Santa,
I triy my beast to wit and can
you help my bruthr bcois he a
brokin pies. a good nilboy and a
prist.
Love, Selena Marsh

bear Santa,
I going to chrie cookie for you
chrie good disyear. I wat
chrismis dis year is heated DS
game and playstayshin 3 and a
bacoogoh and a new car for my
dad. And nitedo DS for my stier
Jessica and a wedding reg for my
mom and a good meree chrimis.
Love, Joshua Martinez

bear Santa,
I tired to be good and I wont a
xbox 360 the game haylow and I
wont a wii and I wont a gamecube
and I wont def. Jim for
gamecube.
Love, Marquay Watkins


I tryed to be be good this year
and I got cookies that is siting on
the little table and i got milk for
you santa and i want for
christmas is a stuffing dog.
Love Stacy Ramirez

bear Santa,
I've tried to be good this year all
I want this year is Barbie house
set, a jones brothers jacket.
Love, Naomi Gilbert

bear Santa,
I try to be good this year. and I
was thinking how Mrs. Santa
Claws has making cooking. I made
cookie for you and corn for the
reindeer. you know want for
chirstmas is the best chirstmas
ever.
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O.A. Winburn


I rambled over to
Cooks Hammock on Sat-
urday, November 28,
2009 as an invited guest
to the annual Cooks
Hammock Settlers
Thanksgiving Day Cele-
bration and dinner. The
event was held at Cooks
Hammock Community
Center which is a private
facility that has been
constructed there on the
Elbert Pearson estate by
the "Pearson" girls. Of
course it is not really a
community center as
such, and was not con-
structed with huge
crowds in mind as you
would expect at the oth-
er community centers
around the county but it
is quite adequate for the
few dozens of folks that
can be expected at this
annual event. But the
size does not minimize
the elegance and charm
of this edifice and it is
complete with kitchen
and dining area. The
walls are adorned with
various memorabilia as
relates to the area in-
cluding pictures of some
of the early settlers of the
area.
Also displayed was an
old advertisement for
the Winburn Hardware
and Furniture Co. This
was a metal sign, the
likes of which were seen
over a wide swath
around North Florida in
a bygone era. Mr. Dutton
Perry, an employee of
that business establish-
ment may have been re-
sponsible for those signs
which were found by the
daughters of Elbert Pear-
son when rummaging
through a storage shed.
Mr. Perry was Elbert's
step-father-in-law and
Elbert had probably
been commissioned to
nail signs on the fences
along SR 51 and had a
couple left over. I was
given two of them by
Eileen Reaves and
brought them home as
relics.
In previous articles, I


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Monday Thursday at 5 p.m. (by appointment):
CJBAT (Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) at
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have mentioned Cooks
Hammock and some of
the folks that were living
there during my early
years. Some may recall
the tale about "Bud Can-
non" the gent who
would trade his burnt
out rifle in at the Win-
burn Hardware Store af-
ter extensive use had left
the barrel void of the ri-
fling or about the many
hunting trips that began
there at the home of
Lewin Jones in the early
morning hours or possi-
bly about the episode of
when I hit the hog there
in front of Elbert Pear-
son's home.
Those old folks that I
knew and wrote about
are all gone now, re-
placed with the next
generation of Cooks
Hammockerians who
have done quite a make
over as to the improve-
ments and general ap-
pearance of this venera-
ble community which
was once a center of
commerce for the area
and home to Fort Barker
during the Seminole
wars. It was also noted
for the large cotton plan-
tations found around
there.
I was given a tour of
areas around there that I
previously had no
knowledge of their exis-
tence. The Hankins
cemetery was one such
place and there are six or
seven graves there as in-
dicated by unnamed
markers. The site is well
maintained by these new
comers and there is a
rustic cypress fence
around the perimeter.
The cemetery is located
on the original home-
stead property of Jeff
Painter who settled
there circa 1845. Those
buried there are believed
to be children of Jeff
Painter and his wife.
Records made avail-
able to me at that time
included a picture of Mr.
Painter and his sons,
along with an Indian
Agent. Mr. Painter later
married, Kisiah (Nee
Townsend), Winburn,
widow of Nicholas Win-
burn. Nick was the
youngest of the six Win-
burn boys out of a fami-
ly of seven boys that lost
their lives while fighting
for the Confederacy. Jeff
and Kisiah are buried
there in the Winburn
plot at Wayfair Ceme-
tery near Ten Mile Pond.


It's time to string the lights,
deck the halls, tie the bows and
save energy. Put energy savings
at the top of your wish list for a
generous gift that will keep on
giving.
It's easy to ensure there's more
"green" in your home than what
you see on your Christmas tree.
For example, use a timer to turn
off your outdoor holiday lights at
bedtime. Just 10 strands of incan-
descent lights lit for seven hours a
day can add $30 to your monthly
bill.
Before untangling last year's
holiday lights, take a look at the
bulbs. If you're not using light-
emitting diode (LED) lights, you
could be wasting energy and
money. LED lights save up to 98
percent of the energy used to
power conventional bulbs.
The Electric Power Research In-
stitute indicates the average elec-
tricity cost to light a holiday tree
with LEDs is 13 to 17 cents per
holiday season, compared to $6 to
$10 dollars for incandescent
lights. Those who put up large
outdoor displays can realize even
bigger savings. If you are consid-
ering new lights, look into LEDs.
Although they cost more upfront,
LED lights last longer than incan-


descents while delivering signifi-
cant energy savings.
In fact, the Institute estimates
that, if seasonal mini-lights na-
tionwide were replaced with en-
ergy-efficient LEDs, carbon emis-
sions could be reduced by as
much as 400,000 tons per year and
electricity cost saving would ex-
ceed $250,000,000. That's a lot of
holiday gift-buying dough.
Speaking of dough, there's no
need to make your baking last all
season. An oven costs 33 cents an
hour to operate. Save time and
money by baking your holiday
goodies together.
If you're reheating yesterday's
treats, opt for the toaster oven or
microwave. A toaster oven costs
just 7 cents per hour to operate, al-
lowing you to truly savor the sav-
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Mayo Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LAFAYETTE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-183-CA
BETHEL OF MT. SINAI
HOLY CHURCH OF MAYO, INC.,
a Florida non-profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
W. LEE, W. A. DIX, AND B. BASS, DIS-
TRICT TRUSTEES OF THE CHURCH
OF GOD IN UNITY OF MAYO, FLORIDA,
A/K/A TRUE CHURCH OF GOD IN UNI-
TY OF MAYO, FLORIDA, ALL ITS
HEIRS, DEVISEES, AND/OR OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST W.
LEE, W. A. DIX, AND B. BASS, AS
TRUSTEES, IF LIVING, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THEM AS
TRUSTEES; AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
THE PROPERTY WHICH IS THE SUB-
JECT MATTER OF THIS ACTION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: W. LEE, W. A. DIX, AND B. BASS,
DISTRICT TRUSTEES OF THE
CHURCH OF GOD IN UNITY OF MAYO,
FLORIDA, A/K/A TRUE CHURCH OF
GOD IN UNITY OF MAYO, FLORIDA,
ALL ITS HEIRS, DEVISEES, AND/OR
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST W. LEE, W. A. DIX, AND B.
BASS, AS TRUSTEES, IF LIVING, AND
IF DECEASED, THEIR UNKNOWN
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THEM AS TRUSTEES; AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES HAVING OR CLAIM-
ING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT TITLE OR IN-
TEREST IN THE PROPERTY WHICH IS
THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AC-
TION
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action has been commenced for Com-
plaint to Quiet Title on the following real
property, lying and being situated in
Lafayette County, Florida, more particu-
larly described as follows:
Beginning at Southeast Corner of Block
Number Ninety-nine (BIk. #99) of Mayo
Heights and running West 100 feet; North
140 feet, East 100 feet and back to point
of beginning, being in Section 13, Town-
ship 5 South, Range 11 East, lying and
being situated in Lafayette County, Flori-
da.
Parcel No.: 13-05-11-0012-0990-00010.
This action has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defense, if any, to it to
Leenette W. McMillan, Attorney at Law,
whose address is Post Office Box
1388, 152 West Main Street, Suite C,
Mayo, Florida 32066, on or before thir-
ty (30) days after the first publication
of this Notice of Action and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court,
whose address is Post Office Box 88,
Mayo, Florida 32066, either on or be-
fore January 11, 2010, or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
This Notice shall be published once a
weekfor four (4) consecutive weeks in the
MAYO FREE PRESS.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
this Court on this 25th day of November,
2009.
RICKY LYONS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Hannah Owens
As Deputy
Clerk
LEENETTE W. MCMILLAN
Florida Bar No.: 0075779
Post Office Box 1388
Mayo, Florida 32066
(386) 294-1688
Attorney for Plaintiff
12/10, 17, 24, 31


The Florida Literacy Coalition Warns Against GED Scams


For today's 34 to 38
million adults in the US
who never graduated
from high school, passing
the GED test is a pass key
to both career and educa-
tional opportunities.
That's because approxi-
mately 95 percent of em-
ployers and even more
US colleges and universi-
ties accept the GED.
Many websites offer
fraudulent High School
Diplomas and GED Cre-
dentials for exuberant
prices, some exceeding
$300.
Don't be taken in by
such scams. It is impor-
tant to know that one
must test at an Official
GED Testing Center, typ-
ically located at local
schools or community
colleges. Yet people are
still spending hundreds
of dollars on fast and easy
programs that claim to
provide a GED or high
school diploma online.
The reality is there is
nothing fast or easy about
the GED Exam. Devel-
oped by the GED Testing
Service (GEDTS), it re-
quires extensive prepara-
tion and it gauges com-
prehension of the stan-
dard high school curricu-


lum.
Here are a few facts to
keep in mind:
Any services that
claim to offer a GED cre-
dential through any
means other than
through a GEDTS ap-
proved Official GED
Testing Center is not le-
gitimate.
GED is a proctored
test and is never available
to be taken on-line. A list
of Official GED Testing
Centers in Florida can be
found on the Florida Lit-
eracy Coalition website,
www.floridaliteracy.org.
The services offered
by these "diploma sites"
are often costly, some ex-
ceeding $300. The Official
GED Exam is offered for
a cost that does not ex-
ceed $70.
Beware of fake ac-
creditation and websites
that offer diplomas based
on life and work experi-
ence.
The so called diplo-
mas offered by these sites
are often not be accepted
by employers, colleges,
universities or the mili-
tary.
The efforts in creating
awareness of GED scams
have become great in re-


cent years. Internet access
has grown by I .',.. in the
United States since 2000,
and with that growth,
comes the opportunity for
such scams.
Giving people correct
information about where
they can get a GED is the
best way to reduce the
amount of people being
robbed of their money,
and an opportunity to
pursue an education.
There are also free or low
cost GED instructional
programs available in
every county in Florida.
For more information you
can go online to
www.floridaliteracy.org
and click on the "Get Your
GED" Section. You can
also contact the referral
hotline at 1-800-237-5113.
The Florida Department
of Education's GED site
can be found at www.fl-
doe.org and you can con-
tact the GED Testing Of-
fice toll free at 1-877-352-


About the Florida Liter-
acy Coalition
Established in 1985,
The Florida Literacy
Coalition (FLC) pro-
motes, supports and ad-
vocates for the effective
delivery of quality adult
and family literacy ser-
vices in the state of Flori-
da. As a statewide um-
brella literacy organiza-
tion and the host of Flori-


Festival
December 12-31, 2009
Candy Cane Forest
Gingerbread Village
200' Tall Carillon
Tower
Majestic Oak Trees
Tops of Family Fun
Campfire Circle
2 million lights on
Display
Marshmallow Roast
Warm Refreshments
Gift shop open daily to
9 p.m.


da's State Literacy Re-
source Center, FLC pro-
vides a range of services
to support more than 300
adult education, literacy
and family literacy
providers throughout
Florida. Special emphasis
is placed on assisting
community based litera-
cy organizations with
their training and pro-
gram development
needs.


of Lights
Admission is $2 per
person, open daily dusk
to 9 p.m.
Don't miss the White
Springs Festival of
Lights Parade and spe-
cial activities all day at
the park Saturday, De-
cember 12. Call (386)
397-4331
Visit us online at
www.FloridaS-
tateParks.org/Stephen-
Foster.


With few exceptions,
air travel for most Ameri-
can leisure travelers has
become a frustrating and
often unpleasant experi-
ence. What was once a
highly preferred and en-
joyable way to travel has
become time-consuming,
stressful and expensive.
And now...just in time
for the holidays... it's
about to get more expen-
sive on some carriers.
In addition to the myri-
ad fees already tacked on
for things that used to be
free, some airlines are
adding on yet another
"surcharge" for peak
travel dates. The sur-
charges for holidays and
heavy travel days began
the day that many were
returning from their
Thanksgiving holiday
and continue as late as
Memorial Day. Most
surcharges are in the $20
to $30 range but if you're
flying on February 8.. .the


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day after the Super
Bowl...there is a $50 sur-
charge.
"Enough is enough!"
said Tom O'Brien, CEO,
AAA Auto Club South.
"Consumers must recog-
nize they have choices
when it comes to air carri-
ers, and that a pricier tick-
et and extra fees don't al-
ways translate to better
service or arriving on
time."
As a strong proponent
of airline passenger
rights, AAA Auto Club
South encourages con-
sumers to be as informed
about air travel as possi-
ble and provides a com-
prehensive, up-to-date
source of information on
airline service and fees at
www.AAA.com/ airfares.
"We're looking for the
best value and service for
our customers and that
means on-time arrivals,
clear and timely commu-
nication with passengers,
airfares that have trans-
parency, and most impor-
tantly, respect for air trav-
elers," said O'Brien. "Our
travel agents will look
first and foremost at flight
options that meet these
criteria, even if that
means avoiding some of
the legacy carriers or rec-
ommending an alterna-
tive airport."
AAA Auto Club South,
with 4.1 million members
in Florida, Georgia, Mid-
dle and Western Ten-
nessee and Puerto Rico,
operates the largest
leisure travel agency in
the Southeast United
States and works to pro-
tect and advance freedom
of mobility and improve
travel safety.


The Lafayette County Volunteer Fire
Department will be taking orders for
whole smoked Boston Butts (8-10
pounds each) to be picked up at the
fire station on Christmas Eve between
the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The
cost will be $20 per Boston Butt. Or-
ders can be placed no later than De-
cember 21, 2009 at 12 noon. All fire-
fighters will be taking orders and
phone orders can be placed to either
Chief Billy Robinson at (386) 209-2134,
W.C. Hart at (386) 208-5091, or Leta
Hawkins at (386) 294-1697 or (386) 854-
5631.
All orders must be paid for in ad-
vance. In addition, we will also be tak-
ing orders for cakes and pies to be
picked up at the same time at the fire
station. We will have some cakes and
pies available without an order being
placed but these will be limited.
Specialty cakes such as carrot cakes,
Italian cream cakes, cream cheese
pound cakes, brown sugar pound
cakes, and thin layer chocolate cakes
will be by order only and orders must
also be placed by noon on December
21, 2009. Pies will include pumpkin,


pecan, apple, and sweet potato. If you
or someone in your family are diabetic
please call us with these orders and we
will be happy to accommodate on
these orders.
Specialty cakes will be $30 and all
other cakes will be $25. all pies will be
$10. These orders can be placed to ei-
ther Leta Hawkins or Bobbie Rives
(386) 294-2477.
All monies raised will be used for
equipment, continued training, and
safety gear for our firefighters.
The Lafayette County Volunteer Fire
Department would once again like to
thank everyone who has so graciously
contributed to our department by ei-
ther a monetary donation or by baking
a cake or pie for our bake sales. Your
generosity is appreciated more than
we could every express because with-
out you there would not be US. On be-
half of the Lafayette County Volunteer
Fire Department we would like to
wish you and your families a happy
and healthy holiday season.
Chief William Robinson
Lafayette County Volunteer
Fire Department


Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department


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LCVFD gets combat flag

Continued From Page lAI


Lafayette County Vol-
unteer Fire Department
shirt and cap), formerly
from Mayo, son of Leta
Hawkins of Mayo who
works for Lafayette
County Rescue part-
time and is head of the
support staff for the
Lafayette County Vol-
unteer Fire Department.
Michael is currently
on a year's tour in
Afghanistan and has
been in Iraq on three
separate tours. Michael,
stationed at Ft. Bragg,
N.C., is a former mem-
ber of the National
Guard and now an engi-
neer for a private con-
tractor assigned to Ft.
Bragg.


The Lafayette County
Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment and Lafayette
County Rescue will
proudly display this flag
at the fire department
and would like to thank
these brave men and
women for the sacrifice
they make 24/7 to pro-


tect the United States of
America, YOU, our citi-
zens. We would also
like to thank Donnie
Hamlin for being so
kind as to donate the
flag stand for this flag to
be placed in. God bless
all of our men and
women of the armed ser-


vices and we pray for
their safe return to their
family and friends.
Wishing them all a hap-
py and safe holiday sea-
son.
- Chief William Robinson
Lafayette County
Volunteer Fire
Department


Mayo company pitches in


Continued From Page 1A

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Studio Percussion, Inc.
in 2002 as a non-profit
music school and arts


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center. Specializing in
the use of drums and
percussion, The
Wagstaffs' use music to
encourage and inspire
students towards com-
munity involvement and
leadership development.
Moreover, the couple
was operating the orga-
nization out of their
home, in the same space
where two of their
young children, Dallas,
5, and Larissa Jolene, 4,
sleep. According to a
press release, the studio
currently serves around
200 people, half of which
receive either financial
aid or a full scholarship.
When Fred and Wayne
Hamlin, owners of Mayo
Truss, heard that Ex-
treme Makeover planned
to help a family so devot-
ed to their community,
they instantly decided to
get involved. The lumber
was donated by 84 Lum-
ber of Gainesville.
Mitech donated the
plates to build the truss-
es, and Chad Little, a res-
ident of Mayo and em-


ployee of Mayo Truss,
went to work designing
the trusses especially for
the home.
Their devotion to their
family, their school, and
their community left lit-
tle time and resources to
tend to their home,
which was in dire need
of repair. The floors and
rooftops were rotting
away and the electrical
system throughout the
house was faulty.
That was before the
Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition team tore
down the old home and
built a completely new
one in its place.
"Our business feels we
have been blessed dur-
ing a tough economic
time. We saw this project
as an opportunity to give
back," said Wayne Ham-
lin. "The entire Mayo
Truss team feels grateful
to have had the opportu-
nity to help in building a
safe and functional home
that will allow the
Wagstaffs to continue to
support the arts."


Lafayette High FBLA
Continued From Page 1A

This year alone, Children's Miracle Network hos-
pitals will provide charity care worth billions, yet
these children's hospitals depend on community
support to help fund their vital services.
Through its continuous efforts to help kids, Chil-
dren's Miracle Network has raised more than $3.4
billion to date, most of which is donated a dollar or
two at a time by caring individuals. Our FBLA
Chapter is proud to be a supporter of the Chil-
dren's Miracle Network and make a difference in
the lives of children.


ARREST RECORD


11-29-2009
Ida Thiel
213 NE Lawrence
Street
Mayo, Florida
Age 44
Charge Fleeing To
Elude / Reckless Driving
Arresting Officer J.
Harris

11-29-2009
Billy Joe Ogburn
787 SW Cherokee
Road
Mayo, Florida
Age 33
Charge Aggravated
Battery / Aggravated
Assault / Battery ( Sim-
ple)
Arresting Officer R.
Cranford

12-3-2009
Daniel Whitsler
2127 SR 349
Branford, Florida
Age 27
Charge Dealing In
Stolen Property
Arresting Officer L.
Hempstead

12-3-2009
Marty Holtzclaw
609 SE Berman Road
Branford, Florida
Age 25
Charge Dealing In
Stolen Property
Arresting Officer L.
Hempstead

12-3-2009
Matthew Williamson
157 Alford Road
Adel, Georgia 31620
Age 34
Charge Vop Burglary
Of Dwelling
Arresting Officer B.
Lawson

12-3-2009
Jacob Launius
326 N 12th Avenue
Murphysboro, II.
Age 27
Charge Robbery /
Grand Theft / Carjack-
ing
Arresting Officer R.
Henderson

12-4-2009
Tyler Carter
Liberty Street
Live Oak, Florida
Age 15
Charge Home Inva-
sion / Robbery / Aggra-
vated Battery

12-4-2009
Dylan Beam
Sw 2nd Street
Live Oak, Florida
Age 17
Charge Home Inva-
sion / Robbery / Aggra-
vated Battery


12-6-2009
Ashley Atkins
530 SW Alachua Av-
enue
Mayo, Florida
Age 19
Charge Battery Do-
mestic / Resisting With-
out Violence
Arresting Officer C.
Keen

12-7-2009
Tim Cintron
25350 US 19 N
Clearwater, FI 33763
Age 40
Charge Dui With Per-
sonal Injury / Dui With
Property Damage
Arresting Officer -

12-9-2009
Dalton Harper
1161 SW Deese Road
Mayo, Floirda
Age- 17
Charge Burglary Of
Structure / Grand Theft
Arresting Officer A.
Ellis

12-10-2009
John Ezell
1132 NW Eliza Clark
Road
Mayo, Florida
Age 54
Charge Writ Of Bodi-
ly Attachment
Arresting Officer M.
Stutts

12-13-2009
Billy Ray Marshall
3312 Jerningan Lane
Dover, Florida
Age- 39
Charge Attempting
Take Deer At Night /
Poss Of Unlawful Deer
Arresting Officer Gfc
Rodney Boone

12-13-2009
James Cunningham
5469 Eureka Springs
Road
Tampa, FI
Age 40
Charge Attempting
Take Deer At Night With
Light / Poss Unlawful
Deer
Arresting Officer Gfc
M. Tyre

12-10-2009
Marvette L Gay
3308 E 26th Avenue
Tampa, Florida
Age 22
Charge Poss With In-
tent To Sell

Brian N. Lamb
Sbi. T Lafayette
County, P.O. Box 227,
Mayo, Florida 32066
Phone: (386)
294-1222/1301
Fax: (386) 294-1190


JOE P. BURNS
FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY
OF MAYO
. 386-294-2658
Locally owned & operated since 1953

Located 7 blocks South of the Courthouse
at the corner of Lake St. and Monroe Ave.
499136-F


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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009 THE MAYO FREE PRESS, Mayo, FL -~ PAGE hA


Consumers find smarter ways

to spend during the holidays


In AAA's Second Annual Holiday
Shopping survey, consumers report-
ed that the current state of the econ-
omy will affect the way they plan to
shop this holiday season. Many con-
sumers stated they plan to shop at
discount retail chains, spend less
money, and use cash to purchase
holiday gifts.
Eighty-one percent of survey re-
spondents intend to shop at discount
retailers this holiday season and 58
percent intend to purchase gift cer-
tificates instead of searching for
unique gifts. Respondents also plan
to reduce the amount of gifts they
purchase overall or at least keep
their gift list to the same as it was
last year. This year, 77 percent of
survey respondents intend to use
cash, debit cards, and checks when
purchasing holiday gifts versus 41
percent in 2008.
"Since so many people will be
looking for opportunities to save
money and get good deals, it's im-
portant to take advantage of all dis-
counts available," said Belinda
Dabrowski, managing director of
partnership development, AAA
Auto Club South. "In addition to
looking for coupons and advertise-
ments-make sure to look to associa-
tions you are part of as they may of-
fer discounts this season like AAA's
Show Your Card and Save program
where we saved shoppers $2.1 bil-
lion last year."
AAA's Annual Holiday Shopping
Survey represents opinions obtained
in the most recent AAA Consumer
PulseTM survey among a representa-
tive population of Florida, Georgia,
and Tennessee consumer house-
holds. For the full survey results,
please visit:
http:/ /www.aaasouth.com/sur-
vey/holiday_shopping.ppt
Show Your Card & Save Holiday
Shopping Tips:
1. Take advantage of retail or
online discounts and check with any
clubs or associations of which you're
a member to see if discounts are
available.
2. When shopping online, look
for special offers or dates from re-
tailers when free shipping may be
available.
3. Check store circulars for in-
store sales or coupons. Note that
many retailers will honor sale prices


if items were purchased the week
before they went on sale.
4. Sort through junk mail since
many retailers send bonus coupons
and gift cards in the mail during the
holidays.
5. Consider taking one retail-
er's circular to another retailer and
ask for competitive pricing.
6. If you want to purchase an
item in a store, but forgot the
coupon, ask if you can bring the
coupon back for the adjusted price.
Save this holiday season by using
the benefits of AAA's Show Your
Card & Save program at retail loca-
tions in North American and popu-
lar online retailers' likeTarget.com,
Shoes.com, FTD.com and more. Visit
AAA.com/discounts for a complete
list of retailers and offers.
AAA Auto Club South has 79
branch offices serving more than 4.1
million members in Florida, Georgia,
West and Middle Tennessee and
Puerto Rico. Since its founding in
1938, AAA Auto Club South has
worked to protect and advance free-
dom of mobility and improve travel
safety.



Seeds from

the Sower
Michael Guido

"Mom," said a boy, "I wish I
was two little puppies."
"Why?" she asked.
"So I could play together," he
explained. "I'm so lonely."
Everyone needs friends. Re-
gardless of how many you have,
there'll be times when you'll have
one too few.
But friendship is like a check-
ing account. If you write checks,
you must make a deposit. You
can't take from it more than you
put into it.
So if you'd draw on the account
of friendship, you must make a
deposit of friendship.
The best recipe for making
friends is to be one. And the Bible
says, "A man who hath friends
must show himself friendly."


Home fires are serious
business. In the United
States, someone dies
from a home fire roughly
every three hours while
in Canada someone is fa-
tally injured in a residen-
tial fire roughly every 32
hours, according to sta-
tistics by the National
Fire Prevention Associa-
tion (NFPA).
Smoking and heating
units are responsible for
many fires, as are unat-
tended candles. Largely,
home fires are something
that can be prevented.
Here are some safety pre-
cautions that might pre-
vent a fire in your home.
Many fires break out
in the kitchen. Always
keep an eye on what you
are cooking so that food
does not ignite or splat-
ters from the stove do not
cause fires elsewhere.
Keep kitchen towels or
oven mitts away from the
stove.
Many people do not
know that fires can start
from lint trapped in dry-
er vents. While it's im-
portant to empty the lint
trap after each load, it's
equally important to
check the actual vent and
tubing for trapped lint.
This should be done
every six months to a
year.
Faulty electrical
wiring is a leading cause
of house fires. Have a
professional electrician
check the wiring in your
house and replace any, if
needed, to prevent a fire.
Also, do not overload
outlets. This is something
often done during the
holidays when lights and
decorations are plugged
into extension cords.
Keep drapes and oth-
er fabrics away from ra-
diators, baseboard or
electric heaters. Do not
leave electric heaters on
unattended.
Regularly clean and
maintain fireplace chim-


neys. Cresosote buildup
in the chimney can ignite
and cause a fire.
Do not leave candles
burning overnight or
when you are out of a
room or the house. Can-
dles are a large contribu-
tor to home fires. Today
they make candles with
real wax that have an
LED light in the middle
to simulate a flame.
These can be safer if
you're weary about can-
dle use.
Keep a fire extin-
guisher charged and on
each floor of the home.
Routinely check the
battery life of smoke de-
tectors and carbon
monoxide alarms.
Develop a fire safety
plan with your family,
highlighting the safest
exits and where to meet
should a fire break out in
the home.
Do not store paints,
newspapers, rags, or
other chemical materials
next to a home's furnace
or heating system.
Never use the
kitchen stove as a source
of heat.
Replace old or faulty
appliances promptly.
Watch foods in toaster
ovens, which are notori-
ous for igniting greasy
foods if not properly
cleaned and maintained.
Don't sit down or lie
down when smoking.
Standing up will usually
prevent you from falling


asleep while smoking.
Getting too tired? Put
out the cigarette thor-
oughly in an ash tray.
Place the ashes in the
sink and dampen them,
then scoop them up and
place them in the trash
can away from the
house.
Do not pile up lawn
clippings near a build-
ing. Fermenting lawn
clippings can create heat
and catch on fire. Barn
fires start this way from
bales of hay with no
electricity; house fires
have been started from a
pile of lawn clippings.
Confine pets when
you are away from home
to prevent them from
chewing on electrical
cords.
Lock up lighters and
matches so children
can't gain access to these
fire starters.
There are many other
precautions you can take
to prevent fires. Com-
mon sense prevails in all
situations. Contact your
local fire house for more
ideas and tips for a safe-
ty evacuation plan.


Santa


Letters,

Pages 6-7A


Culinary Arts and
Commercial Foods Program
Classes starting January 21st
TABE testing must be completed prior to enrollment

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We offer a variety of
specialized telephones.


Christmas Eve

Service
New Beginnings
Church of Mayo invites
you to join us in celebrat-
ing the birth of Jesus on
Thursday, December 24.
The service will begin at
9 p.m. and include spe-
cial music, a message en-
titled "What will you
find at Christmas" and
fellowship afterwards.
We are located at 163
W. Main Street in down-
town Mayo. For more in-
formation call 294-1244
or visit our website at
www.newbegin-
ningschurchmayo.com.


And you won't have to
shell out a dime. Spe-
cialized phones are
available free to Floridi-
ans with hearing loss or
speech disabilities. To
qualify, you must be
able to show proof of
permanent residence
and disability.
There will be a pre-
sentation and phone
distribution on Mon-


day, December 21, 12
p.m. 2 p.m. at
Lafayette County Pub-
lic Library in Mayo.
For more info, call: 1-
800-222-3448 or 888-292-
1950 ext. 232.

A reminder about
the Manna House
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When it comes to cars, nothing has more horsepower than
newspaper advertising to ignite consumers. Auto shoppers
absorb a great deal of information from a cornucopia of sources
but rely on newspapers to help them make a sound choice.














#1: National dealership entry and exit polls conducted by CNW
Research asked consumers for the reason for visiting a dealership
on a particular day. Newspaper (print and online) was the number
one reason. At 56.8%, more consumers cite newspapers than all
other media combined.

Primary: Local newspaper advertising (print and online) is
The Primary Source of information for consumers during the critical
last stages of the decision making process. 16.59% rely on newspa-
per advertising as the main source during the last two weeks before
buying. More than any other information source.

PPicing information: 96% of new car buyers agree that
newspapers are most helpful as a source for pricing information.

Where to buy: 97% of new car buyers agree that newspapers
are most helpful as a source of information on where to buy.

Local selection: 97% of new car buyers agree that newspapers
are most helpful as a source of information on local selections.

01 % of used car buyers selected newspapers (print and
online) as their primary information source, more than all other media
combined.

3/4 of all U.S. Adults read a newspaper, print or
online in the past week.170 million adults rely on newspapers.
CNW Research 2009 and Scarborough Research 2008




Newspaper advertising.
A destination, not a distraction.
www.newspapermedia.com


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