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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe, Fla
Publication Date: December 25, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937


S LETTERS TO SANTA, BI


Thursday, DECEMBER 25, 2008 www.starfl. com 50(


Dear Santa,


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

When the late William "Bill" Smith founded The Star 71 year
ago, he began one of the newspaper's most endearing tradi-
tions. He featured Santa letters written by area children in the
newspaper's Christmas editions.
The letters, typed with spelling and phrasing errors intact,
appeared as frequently on the front page as inside the paper,
next to news of the latest road pavings and government hap-
penings.
Occasionally Smith slipped in one of his own, like this plea
from 1951:
"DEAR SANTA CLAUS All I desire for Christmas is a
competent printer. If I don't get one soon you probably will
deliver my presents next Christmas to another world."
Smith closed by offering Santa the job.
Smith's successor, Wesley Ramsey, who passed away this
year, continued the tradition, printing the Santa letters writ-
ten by the community's children and his growing brood of little
Ramseys.


Dear Santa,
I want you to come see me on Christmas Eve. I
want a paint set, and a bazooka gun, Hunting suit and
boots. Huntin shot and a BB gun.
Thank you.
Love,
Rick Taylor, 1968
Rick Taylor is an accountant.


Because Port St Joe has remained a small town all these
decades since, many of the Santa letters bear familiar names.
County commissioners, local businessmen, law enforce-
ment officers all believed in Santa once, and wrote their let-
ters as earnestly and honestly as only children can.
This year as we print over 9,000 words of Santa letters writ-
ten by area tots in our B section, we revisit some of the letters
written decades ago by the area's adult residents.
We whittled the list down to a few of our favorites, leaving the
rest to appear another Christmas.
Those whose words appear below were mostly unaware of
the project, and we thank their families for providing the pho-
tos.
We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane, and leave
you with one thought to ponder this holiday season.
There are few communities as closely knit as this, where
old letters to Santa Claus summon to mind the familiar faces of
friends and neighbors.
Ours is a shared history, nurtured through time and power-
fulstill.
Fbr that, we should be thankful.
Merry Christmas.


Mother says I've been good and I'm going to be bet-
ter. Please bring me a Baby Go Bye-Bye, an Easy Bake
Oven and a big -. Please be sure to bring my friends
what they ask for. We'll leave some hot chocolate and
cookies for you. Tell Rudolph hello for me.
Love,
Trish Tapper (Warriner), 1970
Trish Tapper Warriner is the owner of
Persnickety, the Port Inn and MainStay Suites.


Dear Santa Claus,


I am 4 years old. I have a brother 1 1/2 years old. I want you to bring me a big red wagon, guns and
holster set and a big tent. Bring my brother a riding horse, telephone and playschool wagon with blocks
in it. We have been good boys. When you come to see us we will have you some coffee and cake on the
table.
Danny & Kenneth Peak, 1963
Danny Peak and brother Kenny Peak work together at Carpet Country, which Kenny founded.

More letters to Santa, A10


II See STONE A6


Health Department dedicates Women's Health Center of Excellence


By Despina Williams er
Star Staff Writer
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Women are special, and ca
they deserve special treat- sp
ment. dil
This is the founding prin-
ciple of the new Gulf County nu
Health Department Worn- DE
men's Health Center of Excel- sti
lence. he
During an open house ap
and ribbon cutting cere-
mony last Thursday, health pl
department administrator dr
Doug Kent credited the fe-
male members of his staff tia
with championing the idea
of a center devoted to wom-



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n's health.
"They came up with the
ight idea, 'Hey, Doug, you
n do this offer something
special for the women in a
fferent way,'" said Kent.
Advanced registered
irse practitioner (ANRP)
ee Conroy took the initial
eps by converting an unused
health department space into
vomen's exam room.
She decorated the room,
ayed soothing music and
eamed of a larger facility.
After scouting for poten-
il locations, Conroy and
See HEALTH A3

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SHORTENS CLINIC HOURS

Effective Jan. 1, 2009, the Gulf County
Health Department will no longer provide
extended-hour and Saturday clinics to the
public.
The new hours will be: Monday-Friday,
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The change does not
affect the dental clinic.
Health Department administrator Doug
Kent said the shortened schedule reflects
budgetary restraints.
"With all the cutbacks from the state we've
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Opinion .................. .............. A4
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By Marie Logan
Contributing Writer

Port St. Joe will honor one of its pri-
mary founders by renaming City Hall
in his name. That was the unanimous
consensus of the city commission at
the Dec. 16 meeting.
The granddaughter of T. H. Stone,
the man who owned a significant por-
tion of Gulf County at the turn of the
20th century, delivered a history les-
son to the commission at the meeting,
at the urging of the local Genealogical
Society, to demonstrate why Stone was
so important to the community.
In the audience were Stone's great-
granddaughter and two great-great
grandchildren.
Stone, as it was pointed out, not
only owned a significant portion of the
southern end of the county, but gave
land to the town for roads and expan-
sion, served in all official capacities in
town, including mayor, and also saved
the, town during the Great Depres-
sion.
He convinced the DuPont family to
establish the St. Joe Company paper
mill in Port St. Joe to bring in jobs for
the struggling community. He did so
by selling major portions of his land
holdings at devastatingly low prices,
even for those days.
But his plan was successful, and
through his efforts, Port St. Joe weath-
ered the Great Depression.
The only recognition of Stone in the
community is his photograph hanging
in City Hall and his name on the state
park T. H. Stone/St. Joseph Peninsu-
la State Park at the north end of St.
Joseph Peninsula.
The commission decided to name
the current City Hall in Stone's honor
and transfer the name to whatever fu-
ture City Hall may be built.
Mayor Mel Magidson also sug-
gested that a city street be named for
Stone in the future.
In other business conducted at the
meeting:
City attorney Russell Scholz re-
ported that the city's new "dog" ordi-
nance was in the works and he hoped to
have it ready for the board's consider-
ation at one of the January meetings.
It will be an interlocal agreement
with the county allowing the county's
Animal Control officer to write cita-
tions and capture nuisance animals
within city limits.
The board unanimously passed a
motion to proceed with the reconstruc-
tion of the City Hall parking lot on the


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Local


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HEALTH from page Al1


Kent commandeered half of
the Environmental Health
office suite.
The subsequent renova-
tion produced a cozy space
featuring four examination
rooms, an administration of-
fice and front desk.
The health center is ded-
icated in honor of the late
Sylvia L. "Cindi" Judkins,
an ANRP who provided the
highest quality women's
health services for many
years at the health depart-
ment.
The health department
has partnered with Emerald
Coast Obstetrics and Gyne-
cology for OB/GYN servic-
es, and will host office hours
once a week at the center.
In exchange for the facil-
ity use, the Emerald Coast
OB/GYN team has agreed
to treat the health depart-
ment's uninsured and Med-
icaid patients.
The medical team also


includes Conroy and Helen
Cook, an ANRP with 10
years' experience in wom-
en's health at the Franklin
County Health Department.
The health center will
offer a variety of services
for women, including fam-
ily planning, Pap smears,
mammograms, endocrinol-
ogy, thyroid and diabetes
screenings and annual well-
ness exams.
According to health de-
partment statistics, an aver-
age of 136 babies are born to
Gulf County mothers each
year.
Pregnant women, who
formerly traveled to Panama
City for doctors' visits, can
now schedule all pre-natal
appointments at the health
center, with the exception of
ultrasound appointments.
The center lacks an ul-
trasound machine, priced at
around $40,000, and will hap-
pily accept donations.


Several existing health
department programs will
tie into the center's work,
including Healthy Start,
smoking cessation classes
and counseling.
Women ages 50-64 who
meet income requirements
can also received free breast
and cervical cancer exams
through the Florida Breast
and Cervical Cancer Early
Detection Program (BC-
COURA).
The BCCOURA program
is funded by the Center for
Disease Control and pro-
vides outreach to under-
served and rural areas.
Kent described the Wom-
en's Health Center as the
health department's latest
step in providing residents
access to quality health
care.
He noted the health
department's successes in
providing orthopedics, X-
Ray, pediatric care and now


OB/GYN services.
With Gulf County's fe-
male population now ex-
ceeding its male population,
Kent said founding a Wom-
en's Health Center made
good sense in today's envi-
ronment.
"52 percent of the Gulf
County population are wom-
en," said Kent. "They've got
access now, local access to
great providers.
"When half of your com-
munity can use a service,
that's super."
The health department
will next expand its offer-
ings to include weekly visits
by a dermatologist and chi-
ropractor.
Hours for the Women's
Health Center of Excellence
are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
For more information,
contact the Gulf County
Health Department at (850)
227-1276.


Gulf County Health Department administrator
Doug Kent (center) and advanced registered nurse
practitioners Helen Cook (left) and Dee Conroy cut
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thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word
thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


Opinion


A4 I The Star


The virtue of generosity


Tibor R. Machan

"Liberals show tremen-
dous compassion in push-
ing for generous govern-
ment spending to help the
neediest people at home
and abroad. Yet when it-
comes to individual con-
tributions to charitable
causes, liberals are cheap-
skates."
Nicholas D. Kristof
(NYT, 12-21-08)

Some people divide us
all into two groups, the
greedy and the altruists.
This is a really sim-
plistic way to understand
human beings. We are, in
fact, motivated by a vari-
ety of habits and convic-
tions. By the most cred-
ible prominent account
of human morality, that
of the ancient Greek phi-
losopher Aristotle, as we
are properly raised by our
family and neighbors we
learn to practice several
important moral virtues,
such as courage, honesty,
prudence and generosity.
These are all supportive
of the best possible life for
a human being. An ethi-
cal youngster will grow up
with all of these well-culti-
vated by his or her elders.
As we grow to adulthood,
we would take over the
habituation of the vir-
tues in ourselves so we'd
act decently and morally
without even having to
deliberate about it all the
time.
There are other views
on morality, of course, but
Aristotle's is arguably the
most humane and sen-
sible. Immanuel Kant,
the very influential 18th
century German philoso-
pher, believed that moral-
ity must always be disin-
terested. You need to do
the right thing simply be-
cause it is the right thing,
and if you even like doing
it, it no longer counts as
morally worthy.
The more realistic Ar-
istotle believed that the
reason for cultivating
these virtues in all of us
is to further our human
flourishing. In the end
we ourselves will benefit
most from being morally
good. That includes be-
ing honest, courageous,
charitable and so on, not
just when we are being
prudent.
Which brings us to gen-
erosity and charity, moral
virtues that guide a person
to act benevolently toward
others. We are all social
- to be fully human is, in
part, to be integrated with
others, though not indis-
criminately. (A good per-
son doesn't seek a thief or
liar to be his or her close
friend.) A good person will
definitely make sure that
others are treated de-
cently and, when the need


i- arises,
.compas-
sionately,
kindly,
generous-
\ ly.. Even

one can
be gener-
Tibor Machan ous to a
Guest Columnist fault .- by
recklessly
spreading one's limited
resources an ethical in-
dividual is heedful-of peo-
ple in dire straits, espe-
cially when they became
so faultlessly.
In all of this Aristo-
tle did seem to give less
emphasis than he should
have to something that
.Kant, in contrast, was
firm about. This is that
doing the morally right
thing requires that one do
it freely, of one's own ini-
tiative and conviction, not
by being forced, coerced
or even nudged to do it
(a policy being promi-
nently promoted today).
Encouragement is fine,
since one might choose
to go against it, but coer-
cion is not since it wipes
out choice, freedom of the
will.
This is well acknowl-
edged in common sense
as well as more techni-
cal discussions of ethics.
A good person has to be
good by choice. If one is
. made to do what's right, it
is quite uncertain that he
or she would have done it
freely. So goodness and
freedom are intricately
related. When parents
wish for their children to
do what's right, they know
that only once the child
does so out of conviction,
not from fear, does it show
maturity and moral cred-
it. Pretending .to be good
is actually frowned upon
in any civilized commu-
nity because it is an insult
to virtue. In the case of
virtues that involve ben-
efiting others, faking it
is rightly taken to be an
insult, demeaning. That
is what lies behind the
saying that hypocrisy is
the unintended compli-
ment that vice pays to
virtue!
Throughout much of
human history the bulk
of humanity wasn't in the
position to practice some
of the virtues, mainly be-
cause few people were
free to choose what they
did. Instead most people
were living in fear of their
lives and well-being from
those who pretended to
be their rightful rulers.
All those lords and dukes
and whatnot in virtu-
ally all societies prior to
when the idea of the free
society emerged treated
their fellows not as moral
equals but as children or
invalids. They dehuman-
ized millions by failing to


respect their right to free
choice.
Even in our time, and
even in the country that's
called the leader of the
free world, the idea is
still widely embraced that
people can be forced to be
good, especially to be gen-
erous. When politicians
take resources from us
and hand them to others
for various purposes, they
often consider this a form
of compassion or gener-
osity. But it is the farthest
thing from it.
One literally cannot
be generous with oth-
er people's labor or
resources.
In substantially free
societies, when people
are in special need in
dire straits, indigent, im-
poverished and the like
- the only proper way
to extend to them the
support they require is
voluntarily. Charity, phi-
lanthropy, compassion,
kindness and benevo-
lence toward people must
stem from the choices of
the benefactors. Anything
else is a reactionary at-
titude whereby the needs
of some become excuses
for certain people to lord
it over others. Often when
one makes these points
one is questioned about
the practicality of leaving
good deeds toward those
who need it to voluntary
choice. And it is some-
times pointed out that
many helping institutions
and organizations do ob-
tain their funds by coer-
cive means.
Doesn't this prove that
the idea of people helping
one another freely, with-
out being forced to do so,
is a dream, a vain hope?
Unfortunately some very
bad habits have been in-
stilled on nearly all of hu-
manity over centuries of
being subjugated, robbed
of sovereignty and free
will. It takes some time
to acquire the traits of
character of a free human
adult.
Human psychology
cannot be simply turned
around after centuries
of mistreatment we all
know this from personal
cases.
But just because it
takes some time to adjust
to the fact of our mature
humanity that it in-
volves, among many other
matters, taking -on the
responsibility of helping
others who are in special
need it doesn't make it
impractical. If all the en-
ergy expanded on forcing
people to support others
support that is consid-
erably depleted by the co-
ercive powers skimming
off a goodly portion of it
for themselves were to
be spent on persuading
and imploring people to be
helpful, to foster generos-
ity within themselves and
others, the culture of free-
ly giving would very likely
have a decent chance in
any society. Already the
most generous people live
in the freest of societies.
Those are the people for
whom it is nearly second
nature to reach for their
wallets when they learn
of a tsunami or Hurri-
cane Katrina, when they
encounter devastation
caused either by other
people or by wild nature.
Just as politics has,
over the centuries, slowly
moved away from au-
thoritarianism, paternal-
ism and similar forms of
tyranny, so other aspects
of human social life can
develop toward free as-
sociations among people
instead of coercive ones,
even when there is an
emergency. A free society
is, I submit, a far more
generous one than one
where some people take
it upon themselves to rule
others.


I've typed the words
hundreds of times.
A family's gratitude
for the kind thoughts and
prayers; for the dishes of
food, the cards and the
flowers, for the outpouring
of kindness in their time of
need or despair or grief.
Over and over I have
typed those words through
the years, read those
words in this newspaper
and thought too little about
them, about what they
meant to a family or a com-
munity.
They didn't seem to cap-
ture much and too often
seemed rote, as if part of
the process of grief or re-
covery.
Too little, I must apolo-
getically acknowledge,
thought went into what
was behind that curtain
of words, maybe afraid to
think too long about what
those words meant for fear
of a jinx, as if proverbially
knocking on wood.
Then it happens to your
family.
And you realize what a
special community, a small-
town, a close-knit commu-
nity, can mean when life
throws its trials your way.
Then the kind thoughts,
the prayers, the gestures
of kindness take on new
meaning and a realization
comes that those words
typed hundreds of times,
those words that seemed
so simple, were actually the
byproduct of frustration.
Because when it is you
on the receiving end, when
you who are the benefi-
ciary, the object of the kind
thoughts and prayers and
care of others, words sim-
ply don't cut it.
There aren't sufficient
words, or at least they don't
leap off the tongue like
the 11 lords of the famous
Christmas poem.
They say when one loses
sight or the ability to hear
the other senses take over
to try to balance the scales
a bit, becoming more acute
and aware, building new
muscles if you will to assist
in the heavy lifting of life.
The same is true of fam-
ily misfortune, of illness or
potentially worse.


provide a
new set of
antenna by
which the
signals of
what makes
TIM CROFT a commu-
Star News Editor nity become
clearer, you
become
more attuned.
You understand the im-
portance of a man such as
Jerry Stokoe who selflessly
gives of himself beyond any
measure, constantly on the
go not for himself but for
others.
His biggest accomplish-
ment on Thanksgiving Day,
the thing that creased his
face with a smile that might
have indicated he just ran
the 100 meters in under 10
seconds?
Why feeding more than
400 needy folks as part of
his largely volunteer or-
ganization People Helping
People, and doing it entire-
ly through the generosity of
the community.
Mr. Stokoe's, oh, heck,
he's Jerry to just about ev-
erybody in town and few
people need a reminder
whenyou mention the name,
initiative is remarkable be-
cause in times of great need,
he is always there.
But that is the case in
this community, in this
county.
When there is a person-
al need, a family in crisis,
Jerry Stokoe and his vol-
unteers at People Helping
People are there to help
with whatever assistance
is required.
And it is not just a hand-
out. There is also an educa-
tional component, a willing-
ness to extend a hand but
only as far as those in need
are willing to extend theirs.
As long as one is will-
ing to put in the work to lift
oneself up, through learn-
ing how to better manage
money or balance house-
hold expenses, there seems
little limit to the help you
can receive in your com-
munity
Not that Jerry has the
philanthropic gene to him-
self in this county.
Last week outside the


Thursday December 25, 2008


Piggly Wiggly, there were
Kiwanis Club members
loading boxes of groceries
for needy families in the
county.
The Boy Scouts, the
NJROTC, the Blooming
Flowers, SWAT, the Key
Club and Keyettes are
groups of young people try-
ing. to make a difference
where a difference is there
to be made.
A group of local men and
women have traveled to ar-
eas impacted by hurricanes
in recent years in order to
assist with clean-up or any
other task. The Christian
Community Development
Fund rehabs homes for the
needy with a small bit of
money and a hardy army of
volunteers.
And there are many
small acts of incredible
kindness which occur out of
any spotlight, with no fan-
fare, that can buoy the soul,
providing the feeling that
even in the worst of times
a community can provide a
wrap from the cold.
That is a lifeline, a brass
ring, to hold on to as times
become tougher, as indi-
cated by a child's letter to
Santa hoping for jobs for
his or her parents, new
clothes because theirs are
too few and carry an odor
or clothes and presents for
those homeless or out of
work.
It is heartbreaking to
read those letters, to type
those words, but in another
sense there is a feeling that
if life is tossing a curve, if
things are looking grim,
there are few places to be
than a small town. such as
Port St. Joe or Wewahi-
tchka or Hbward Creek or
White City or Overstreet,
the close-knit communities
where each individual can
be made to feel part of the
fabric, in good times and,
particularly, in bad.
I have come to under-
stand that on very per-
sonal terms in the past few
months.
And I have learned that
there are truly no words
that can fully capture what
that spirit of community
means in difficult times.
Merry Christmas.


Christmas is bigger than you think!


It used to fry my giz-
zard when some reprobate
would put Xmas instead of
spelling it out in the store
window. How third grade
of me!
At one time the com-
mercialism of Christmas,
the outright blatant cry for
money just about shoved
me over the edge. It galled
me to no end! How juve-
nile!
Christmas shopping be-
fore Thanksgiving; Yuletide
lights strung everywhere
before December; that
little Norelco Santa Claus
sliding through the snow in
November... It just wasn't
right. Absolutely un-Ameri-
can! It would just infuriate
me! God must think me
pretty simple.
He doesn't need me to
defend Him! He warned
us about scoffers, doubters
and money changers years
and years ago.
Silly me. I was looking
for it in the wrong place!
You don't legislate Christ-
mas! NO ONE can dictate
howyou celebrate! NO ONE
can ruin it for you! NO ONE
can take away your joy. And
you are not responsible for
every erector set sold. Ev-
ery bracelet purchased "on
lay away". Or every gaudy
sweater, over sized televi-
sion or fancy electronic
device that changes hands
this holiday season..
Christmas is the won-
derment in a child's eyes.
It's a lamb in a manger


scene. It's
the little an-
gel on top
.of the tree.
It's the mist
around the
street light
that seems
HUNKER DOWN to whirl and
Kesley Colbert swirl forev-
er. It's the
small tracks
in the new fallen snow. It's
the breath you can see on
a cold December morning.
It's every star you can al-
most reach out and touch
on that same clear, crisp
morning.
Christmas is someone
giving up their seat on the
overbooked flight so the
soldier just back from over-
seas can make it to his fam-
ily "in time". It is a birth
that gave us freedoms and
liberty and life that can't
be bartered, traded, lost
or surrendered on some
battle field. It is a birth that
allows us to look forward to
death. Christmas is the sol-
dier overseas who gives up
his holiday to stand watch.
Christmas is an aged
mother patting her sixty
year old son like he is still
eleven. It is a sixty year old
son hugging his mother..
like he is still eleven.
Christmas is red and
green and smells of fresh
cut cedar, peppermint and
burning wax. It's stockings
hung by the chimney with
care. It's bubbles in the
lights and silver icicles. It's


the glow on the cheeks. It's
Silent Night. It is hope that
springs eternal.
Christmas is a thought-
ful deed when no one is
looking. It's a pause to re-
member a sacrifice made
on your behalf four decades
ago. It is a hand written
note from a dear friend. It's
Jimmy Stewart in "A Won-
derful Life". It's a full plate
and a long blessing. It's
about light..and salt.
Christmas is the patter
of little feet racing down
that hall on the 25th. It is
the innocence of a child. Yet
it is the hope of mankind. It
is a thoughtful, carefully
planned out, gleefully mea-
sured act of kindness. It is
the exact moment when
you realize that it is truly
more blessed to give than
to receive.
Christmas is about
shepherds' still keeping
watch. It's about wise men.
It's love without strings
and sharing beyond under-
standing. It is in the wind.
And the clouds. And on the
mountain top. And in that
little ornament hung so
gently on the tree. It's Noel,
Noel, Noel!
Christmas is in the
dressing and sweet potato
pie. It's warmth. And fam-
ily. It's the aunt that loves
you like her own child. It's
the broken down old foot-
ball coach that cries upon
every remembrance of

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must be in good taste and The Star reserves the
right to edit letters for correctness and style.


Why We Celebrate


Dear Editor:
As Christmas time rap-
idly approaches, it would
be good for all of us to re-
member why we celebrate
Christmas. It is not about
delicious meals, gift-get-
ting or even gift-giving,
nor about family gather-
ings. It is not about carol-
ing or cantatas or sending
Christmas cards, as good
as these things may be.
It definitely is not about
Santa Claus or reindeer.
This is a celebration, after
all, of the birthday of Je-
sus, who is the Christ, the
Savior of the world. Let
us give Him preeminence
in our lives, and be grate-
ful that "God so loved the
world, that He gave His
only begotten Son ..." The
Babe did not stay in the
manger, but took His place
on a cruel cross because
He loved us that much.
Christmas is a promise


Deck the




lighthouse


By Despina Williams
Star StaffWriter


The Cape San Blas
Lighthouse Keeper's Quar-
ters is looking lovelier than
Hf ever this holiday season,
thanks to the artistry of
Port St. Joe Elementary
School's second grade
classes.
After returning to school
after the Thanksgiving
break, the students crafted
F" handmade ornaments out
of sand dollars and othei"
shells for the Keeper's
S Quarters' towering Christ-


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mas tree.
They applied healthy
doses of paint and spar-
kling glitter to the shells,
and made a winding paper
chain out of red and green
construction paper.
Lighthouse volunteers
decorated the tree with
the students' one-of-a-kind
ornaments in early Decem-
ber, and the students got a
glimpse of their handiwork
during a Dec. 11 fieldtrip.
The ornaments will be
used to decorate the light-
house tree each Christ-
mas.


The Cape San Bias Lighthouse is in need of
volunteers, ages 16 and older, to assist Beverly
Mount-Douds with the operation of the Sleeping
Beauty Gift Shop and lower.
Volunteers must be able to climb the tower,
and are especially needed during the busy holi-
day season.
If you'd like to volunteer, contact Mount-Douds
at 227-1151


kept, a promise made
to Eve in the Garden of
Eden, that God would give
her Seed, at the right time,
to crush the head of the
seed of the serpent. The
shadow of the cross hung
over the manger in Beth-
lehem. Yet Jesus chose to
make that journey from
the manger to the cross.
He did not have to do it.
He chose to do it because
He loved us; He was the
only one who could pay for
our sin. But He didn't stay
there. He arose from the
dead to give us the hope of
victory over sin and death
through faith in Him. Let
us give all glory and honor
and praise to Jesus our
Savior, and to no other.
Praise God for His un-
speakable gift.
Merry Christmas,
Mabel Hodges
Mexico Beach


CHRISTMAS from page A4


you. It's the guy you pass
everyday on the street. It's
the neighbor you don't see
often enough. It is in the
prayer before bedtime. It
is in the memory from your
very first Christmas morn.
It's pretty paper and pretty
ribbons of white.
Christmas is the story
of a king. And your broth-
er. Your first cousin. A
fellow worker. And your
uncle in Peoria. It's about
all the kids in the neigh-
borhood. It is about com-
fort and safety and joy and
your house. It is in a tear
for an empty place at the
table..
Christmas is hustle and
bustle. And quiet and re-
flective. It is buried deep
in the heart. It should leap
from every lip and every
tongue. It can come sud-
denly. It has shown great
patience. I saw it once in
the kindness of an elderly
Sunday School teacher.
And a baseball coach.
And a stranger just pass-
ing by in a big Buick. And
a son who dropped every
thing and rushed to the
hospital when his mother
fell ill.
Christmas is putting
a swing set together. It's
following that step A,
then step B thing when


it makes no sense to you.
It's anticipating joy yet to
come. It's fruitcake, candy
canes and Salvation Army
kettles.
Christmas is standing
on a lonely hillside over
an old grave that has been
a little neglected through
the years and realizing
you are you..because he
was him!
Christmas is about
faith, hope and charity.
It's about absolution and
justification. It's an eager
grandchild tearing into
the next gift. It's a nod
from your spouse of thirty
years. It is in the laughter
and the sorrow. It's in the
attentive reading of the
second chapter of Luke.
It's in every breath, every
memory, every thought..
It's not denying Him be-
fore men.
So folks, let'em rant
and sell early. Let'em
scoff and write X. Let'em
water it down, legislate it
out and try to turn it off.
They can't get to us. They
can't stomp us out.
Christmas, by design,
comes from the inside..
and they can't touch
that!
Merry Christmas,
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Veterans transportation gets needed boost


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer

To provide area veter-
ans transportation to es-
sential medical appoint-
ments, the John C. Gain-
ous Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 10069 donated
$1,000 to Gulf Transpor-
tation in a ceremony last
Thursday.
VFW commander Sha-
ron LaPlante and County
Veteran's Service Officer
James Kennedy presented
Gulf Transportation direc-
tor Kathy Balentine the
check, which included a
$500 contribution from the
Knights of Columbus.
Gulf Transportation
serves transportation
disadvantaged residents
throughout the county, and
conducts frequent trips to
VA facilities in Tallahassee,
Gainesville and elsewhere.
With rising fuel prices
and budget cuts, coupled
with a growing demand
for seniors needing public
transportation, Gulf Trans-
portation has struggled to
meet veterans' needs in re-
cent years.
At the check presenta-.
tion, Kennedy said he is
working with Balentine to
devise a regular schedule
for trips to VA appoint-
ments.
All veterans would be en-
couraged to schedule their
appointments on set days,


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Above, VFW Post 10069 commander Sharon
LaPlante (left) and Ladies Auxiliary president Bar-
bara Brown (right) presented Senior Citizens Center
director Larry Broome with a check for $1,250. At
left, County Veteran's Service officer James Kennedy
(center) and VFW Post 10069 commander Sharon
LaPlante (right) present Gulf Transportation a $1,000
check for veteran transportation.


thereby avoiding duplicate
trips to VA facilities, which
cost Gulf County Trans-
portation time, money and
manpower.
"If we can accomplish


that, we will have done
well," said Balentine. "It's
such a waste of funds for
just one person to go."
LaPlante stressed the
increased camaraderie


that a regular transporta-
tion schedule could pro-
vide veterans.
"They're company for
each other on the trip,"
she said. "It makes the trip


go faster."
In addition to their do-
nation to Gulf Transporta-
tion, the VFW presented
a $1,250 check to the
Senior Citizens Center


for its Meals on Wheels
and Christmas food pro-
grams.
The VFW Ladies Auxil-
iary chipped in $250 of the
donation.


STONE from page Al


north side of Reid Avenue.
According to Matt Fleck,
director of the Port St. Joe
Redevelopment Agency,
which is handling the proj-
ect, they hope to complete
the redesign in time for the
April opening of the Port St.
Joe SaltAir Farmer's Mar-
ket.
The redesign will in-


corporate marked parking
spaces and a landscaped
gathering area on the cur-
rent grass lot. A rendition
of the old paper mill whistle
will be part of the land-
scape, along with pavers to
be sold in memory of mill
workers. The pavers will
be a fundraising project for
the Farmer's Market.


Charlie Weston, Port
St. Joe city administrator,
reported that he should
know by Jan. 14 if the city
of Mexico Beach accepted
the offered price of $235,000
for the Beacon Hill water
line.
Port St. Joe is in the
process of buying the Bea-
con Hill water system from


Mexico Beach now that wa-
terlines have been run from
Port St. Joe through St. Joe
Beach to Overstreet.
Calling it "a great rev-
enue stream for the city,"
Weston said it would add
680 users to the Port St. Joe
water system.
Weston also reported
that the city had begun ten-


tative negotiations with the
St. Joe Company for the
land behind the current
Joe Company building on
First Street, to be used for
a new City Hall.
He added that he,
city commissioner John
Reeves, Preble Rish engi-
neer Bill Kennedy, and Joe
Rentfro from the St. Joe


Company had recently met
to decide how to connect
Williams Avenue with Mar-
tin Luther King Boulevard.
Weston asked for public
input on ideas for the route,
including the "look" of the
proposed road.
"We only get one shot
at this, so we want to do it
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As schools let out, many children

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TALLAHASSEE As Flor-
ida schools let out for the
holidays, Attorney General
Bill McCollum today is-
sued an advisory encour-
aging parents to talk to
their children about cyber-
safety. During the holiday
break, children have more
leisure time and often
spend more time on the in-
ternet. The Attorney Gen-
eral emphasized the im-
portance of taking a proac-
tive approach to teaching
children safe internet use
and encouraged parents
to become familiar with
the websites their children
visit and programs they
use.
"Parents can make cy-
bersafety a priority in their
homes by talking to their
children about internet
safety and how to avoid at-
tacks from Internet child
predators," said Attorney
General McCollum. "Edu-
cation is one of the best
tools children have to pro-
tect themselves while us-
ing the Internet."
Last Christmas Eve,
the Attorney General's Cy-
berCrime Unit arrested a
Seminole County man who


traveled to meet a young
girl for a sexual encoun-
ter. The man had met the
teenager in a chatroom
and sexually solicited her,
but her parents alerted the
CyberCrime Unit and the
man was subsequently tak-
en into custody. That man
is now serving a 63-month
prison sentence.
The Attorney General
offered the following list of
internet safety tips
for parents to share
with their children:
Children should be
discouraged from chatting
online with someone they
do not know in real life;
Never give out or
post personal information
like last names, addresses
and dates of birth;
Never post photos
or use screen names which
may reveal personal in-
formation such as age or
school name, or photos that
may be considered provoc-
ative or seductive;
Children should
never make plans to meet
someone who they have
only met online without a
parent present; and


Always report any
inappropriate chatting
or sexual solicitations re-
ceived online.
Additional tips on safe
internet surfing for parents,
students and educators are
on the Attorney General's
cybersafety website at
http://www.safeflorida.net/
safesurf.
The Attorney General
also encouraged Florida's
middle and high school
principals to set aside time
during the spring semester
to schedule cybersafety pre-
sentations for their students.
The Attorney General's
50-minute interactive Cy-
berSafety Presentation has
reached over 85,000 students
this school year with real-life
stories and examples about
safe Internet use and the
tactics commonly used by
internet child predators.
Principals can go to
http://www.safeflorida.net/
safeschools to schedule
cybersafety presentations
with a volunteer from the
Attorney General's Office
or one of several hundred
school resource officers
specially trained in cyber-
safety.


The Gulf County Sher-
iff's Office will be conduct-
ing vehicle safety check-
points and DUI check
points during the month
of December 2008. The
check points will be held
throughout the county to
include Highway 98 near
St. Joe Beach, Highway
98 and Garrison Ave, C-30
Simmons Bayou, Highway
71 North of White City,
Highway 22 and Highway
22A, Highway 71 and We-
starm Creek, Highway 71
Dalkieth Area and High-
way 71 near the Calhoun
line.
On 12/15/2008 Melissa
Marie Mehrman, 30, was
arrested on charges of vio-
lation of probation.
On 12/25/2008 Christo-
pher Allen Nelson, 24, was
arrested on charges of vio-
lation of probation.
On 12/16/2008 Michael
Wayne Yarrell, 34, was ar-
rested on charges of viola-
tion of probation.
On 12/17/2008 Johnny
Thomas Sullivan, 43, was
arrested on charges of vio-


lation of injunction for pro-
tection and possession of a
controlled substance.
On 12/17/2008 Tyrone D
Whitaker, 30, was arrested
on charges of failure to pay
child support.
On 12/20/2008 Ronnie
Dale Morgan, 53, was ar-


rested on charges of dis-
orderly intoxication, pos-
session of a controlled
substance and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
On 12/21/2008 Michael
Lopez Nicholson, 42, was
arrested on charges of No
Valid Driver's License.


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NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION

THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School Board proposes to amend and
adopt policies, as provided for in the Administrative Procedures Act, for the
purpose of bringing said policies into compliance with Florida Statutes and
State Board of Education Rules.

Summary: The following is a brief description of each proposal change.

2.70 Prohibiting Discrimination, Including Sexual and other forms of
Harassment.
4.19 Physical Education
5.14 Homeless Students
5.70 Physical Education
6.10 Employment of Personnel
6.17 Appointment or Employment Requirements
6.27 Professional Ethics
6.29 Report of Misconduct
6.30 Violation of Local, State and/or Federal Laws
6.36 Complaints Against Employees
6.542 Family and Medical Leave
6.546 Personal Leave
7.20 Accounting and Control Procedures
7.40 Fund-raising for School Projects and Activities
7.71(1) Selecting Professional Services
8.33 Bus Emergency Evacuation Drills
8.502 Prequalification of Contractors for Educational Facilities Construc-
tion

Economic Impact: These proposals may result in direct costs associated
with implementation.

IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:

Time: 6:00 PM EDT
Date: January 13, 2009
Place: Gulf County School Board Room
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

The entire text of the proposed rules can be inspected during regular office
hours at the Gulf County School Board Office, 150 Middle School Road,
Port St. Joe, FL.

Special Legal authority under which the adoption is authorized and the law
being implemented and interpreted is made specific.

The addition and changes are proposed by Bill Carr, Assistant Superinten-
dent for Business Services and approved for consideration by Tim Wilder,
Superintendent.

Amendments: See above.


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Feeding bears, either by
direct handouts or by leaving
garbage, barbecue grills,
petfood and bird feeders
outside, leads to problems
with bears.
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food source that
attracts dogs, cats
or raccoons also can
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/ Store trash in a secured
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/ Bring pet food inside,
store securely.
/ Protect gardens,
compost and livestock
with electric fencing.
/ Clean grills and store
them in a secure area.
/ Remove wildlife
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Tony Muina new Gator baseball coach


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Administrators at We-
wahitchka High School did
not have to look far for a
new baseball coach.
He was dressed in red
and white right there on
the Gators' bench.
Tony Muina, who has
been an assistant coach in
baseball and football at the
school the past decade, was
recently named to succeed
Justin Smith, who stepped
down early in the school
year.
"I think he will be a
good fit," said athletic di-


Director Todd
Lanter. "He
knows the
programs,
knows the
kids. He is
the perfect
choice."
TONY MUINA Muina, a
TONY 1989 gradu-
ate of We-
wahitchka High, spent
last year at the junior var-
sity baseball coach and has
served as pitching coach
the past four years under
Smith, a tenure that includ-
ed a run to the 2005 state
semifinals.
He also served as some-


thing of a part-time assis-
tant and talent scout in the
Northwest Florida area for
L.B. Wallace Community
College in Andalusia, AL.
As a recruiter Muina
has steered five players
from Florida to the Ala-
bama school.
Muina is also a local
businessman, operating
Tifco Enterprises, Inc., an
insulation company.
"I'm excited about (the
opportunity)," Muina said.
"I guess as excited as can
be. I'm going to do the best
I can, take things step by
step."
The Gators return five


starters from a varsity
team that finished under
.500 last season after los-
ing to county rival Port St.
Joe in the district semifi-
nals, plus a nucleus of oth-
er players who have seen
playing time, and more
importantly, been coached
at the lower levels by the
man who will now be their
head baseball coach in high
school.
"Every one these kids I
have coached before," Mui-
na said. "I'm familiar with
the players and the kids
coming through. We have a
good group of kids."
The key to success,


Muina said, will be pitching
that is, to borrow a base-
ball analogy, is right in his
wheelhouse.
"How arms develop will
dictate how we do," Muina
said. "It is the one area I re-
ally know and study a lot.
"The important part is
proper mechanics to pre-
vent injury, gain velocity
and have control. You can
always take somebody and
make them better. In base-
ball you've got to throw
strikes, that's the first
thing. You have to make
them swing the bats and
let the defense take it from
there."


Muina said he will place
an emphasis on discipline,
on and off the field. For his
players to carry themselves
in a way that brings pride to
the community is almost as
important, or moreso, that
wins, Muina said.
"The first priority is how
we act on the field," Muina
said. "I am going to instill
class. We want to teach
them to act right.
"It is important to act
right than win games. We
are going to win some and
we are going to lose some.
But we are going to act
with class whether we win
or lose."


PORT ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL
ll D C CO SR CD CTATC


Name

Anna Cordova

Christina Cordova

Courtney Hermstorfer

Sara Hoffman

Rachel Jones

Julie Lopez

Kayla Minger

Erica Protsman

Lauren Sisk

Kaelyn Jo Williams

Angela Canington


Gators wrestlers split at invitational


S aL 1 J I41J Wewahitchka High
School's wrestling team
Goals Assists. hosted the Wewahitchka
Goals Assists Invitational last Thurs-
day night and emerged
with a 1-2 record after
three dual matches with
Milton, South Walton and
2 2 Springfield Rutherford,
the champion on the
3 1 night.
Already short-handed,
the Gators were dealt
1 2 a blow last week when
heavyweight Ryan Wald-
4 4 ing, who injured his
knee during the Capital
City Classic with prior
1 weekend, was deemed
likely out for the season
1 after it was deemed his
injury would require sur-
1 gery.
That leaves the Ga-
tors with eight wrestlers,
I though again they ac-
quitted themselves well,
4 particularly at the lower
weights.
60 saves Jacob Taylor (112
160 saves pounds), Chase Duck-
worth (119), Daniel


House (125) and Jacob
Villasenor (215) each
went 3-0 during the invi-
tational. Nick Malcolm at
103, Matt Irwin at 145/152
and Tyler Lanter at
140 were all 2-1 on the
night.

THE RESULTS:

Wewahitchka 36,
South Walton 35
(Wewahitchka wres-
tlers listed first)
103 Nick Malcolm
p. Klamer, 1:14; 112
- Jacob Taylor won by
forfeit; 119 Chase
Duckworth def. Felt,
8-2; 125 D. House
won by forfeit; 130 -
Wewahitchka forfeit;
135 Wewahitchka
forfeit; 140 Tyler
Lanter won by forfeit;
145 Matt Irwin def.
Cannon, 8-6; 152 -
Wewahitchka forfeit;


1 60 A. House p. by
Young, 3:09; 171 -
Wewahitchka forfeit;
189 Wewahitchka
forfeit; 215 Jacob
Villasenor p. Hem-
minger, 2:41; Hwy. -
Wewahitchka forfeit.

Milton 48,
Wewahitchka 30
103 Malcolm def.
by Young, 16-11; 112
Taylor p. P. Abrams,
1:16; 119 Duck-
worth p. Sherman,
2:53; 125 D. House
p. Skinner, 1:02; 1,30
Wewahitchka forfeit;
135 Wewahitchka
forfeit; 140 Lanter p.
T. Abrams, 2:57; 145 -
Irwin def. by Evans, 6-
4; 152 Wewahitchka
forfeit; 160 A. House
p. by Hicks, 2:54; 171
Wewahitchka forfeit;
189 Wewahitchka


forfeit; 215 Villase-
nor p. Garf, 5:27;
Hwy. Wewahitchka
forfeit.

Rutherford 48,
Wewahitchka 33,
103 Malcolm p.
Boggess, 5:03; 112
- Taylor p. Daniels,
1:32; 119-Duckworth
p. Coleman, :26; 125
- D. House p. Certo,
1:43; 130 Wewa-
hitchka forfeit; 135
- Wewahitchka forfeit;
140 Lanter p. by
Patterson, 1:59; 145
- Wewahitchka for-
feit; 152 Irwin def.
McCabe, 15-9; 1,60
- Wewahitchka forfeit;
171 A. House p. by
Allen, :43; 189 We-
wahitchka forfeit; 215
- Villasenor p. Roberts,
2:36; Hwy. Wewahi-
tchka forfeit.


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Thursday, December 25, 2008


Business


The Star I A9


Industry names Galati Yacht Sales as top dealer


With many marine busi-
nesses struggling under
the pressure of today's eco-
nomic reality, the boating
industry's future depends
now more than ever on con-
sumers' ability to find de-
pendable dealers capable
of exceeding their sales and
service expectations for
years to come. These con-
sumers now have a trusted
source they can turn to,
thanks to Boating Industry
magazine's fourth-annual
Top 100 Dealers.
Ranking 1 on this elite
list for the second year in a
row was Galati Yacht Sales,
based in Anna Maria, Fla.,
with 11 locations.
"Our editorial staff was
extremely impressed with
Galati Yacht Sales's efforts
to diversify its business,
offering consumers more
choices for experienc-
ing the boating lifestyle,"
said Matt Gruhn, Editor-
in-Chief of Boating Indus-
try. "Of particular note,
the company launched an
initiative to source a frac-
tional ownership product,
allowing consumers to pay
for boating based on actual
time spent using the boat.
It also allows consumers to
enjoy a higher level of boat-
ing fun, at a fraction of the
cost, so they can focus on
simply enjoying their time
on the water."
This marine dealer rank-
ing, which recognizes the
best-of-the-best of the more
than 5,000 marine deal-
ers in North America, has
resulted in an incredibly
powerful group that collec-
tively generates more than
$1.8 billion in annual retail
sales. While the U.S. boat
industry has recently ex-
perienced a decline in unit
sales, this group has been
thriving, delivering an aver-
age year-over-year revenue
growth of almost 6 percent.
The Top 100 ranking
recognizes those marine
dealers that are unsur-
passed in overall business
operations, customer ser-
vice, marketing and profes-
sionalism. Collectively, the
2008 Boating Industry Top
100 employ nearly 4,800
people and operate 278 re-


tail locations across North
America.
"While most industry
awards are given to those
dealers that sell the most
boats, our Top 100 program
is much more qualitatively
focused," said Gruhn,
"thereby leveling the play-
ing field for all dealers and
directing consumers to
those dealers that can best
deliver on the dream that
boat ownership promises."
Boating Industry's edi-
torial staff reviewed almost
350 applications, culled
from more than 3,000 nom-
inations. The applications
asked both quantitative
and qualitative questions
regarding all aspects of
marine dealer operations.


"The Boating Industry
Top 100 has, in short order,
become the most coveted
award in the marine mar-
ket," explained Tammy
Galvin, Vice President of
Affinity Boating Media.
"Marine dealers are on the
front line' with consumers
every day, and this is one
way we can help provide
much-needed benchmark-
ing information for all
other dealers to measure
themselves against."
To help bring the Boat-
ing Industry Top 100 to life,
Affinity Boating Media, the
magazine's parent compa-
ny, created the Leadership
Alliance, an elite group
of the marine industry's
leading suppliers. These


companies were invited to
participate because they
possess, as one of their
corporate values, a true
belief in and commitment
to raising the bar of profes-
sionalism across all ma-
rine industry sectors, and
particularly for dealers.
The 2008 Leadership
Alliance members include:
BRP US Inc. /Evinrude,
GE Capital Solutions, Boat
Trader Volvo Penta, ADP
Lightspeed, Honda Ma-
rine, Channel Blade, Man-
heim Specialty and the
Marine Retailers Associa-
tion of America.
To see the complete
ranking of the Top 100
dealers, visit www.Boating-
Industry.com.


BBBR communications director earns accreditation


Karen Szulczewski,
APR, Communications
Director for your Better
Business Bureau serv-
ing northwest Florida, has
earned the professional
designation of Accredited
in Public Relations (APR)
by successfully complet-
ing the Examination for
Accreditation in Public


Relations.
The Examination as-
sesses public relations
competence in 60 areas of
knowledge, skills and abili-
ties (KSAs) in areas includ-
ing communication theory,
ethics and law, research,
planning and management
skills.
Accreditation is a na-


tionally-recognized, volun-
tary certification program
administered by the Uni-
versal Accreditation Board
(UAB), established by a
coalition of nine public re-
lations professional orga-
nizations including Florida
Public Relations Associa-
tion and Public Relations
Society of America.


, Szulczewski serves as
president-elect of the Pen-
sacola Chapter of Florida
Public Relations Associa-
tion, Marketing Chair for
BRACE (Be Ready Al-
liance Coordinating for
Emergencies) and is a
member of the Northwest
Florida Financial Crimes
Task Force.


November


unemployment


numbers rise


The unemployment rate
in the Gulf Coast Workforce
Region (Bay, Franklin, and
Gulf counties) was 7.2 per-
cent in November 2008, 3.2
percentage points higher
than the region's year ago
rate but 0.1 percentage
points lower than the state
rate of 7.3 percent and .5 per-
cent higher than the national
average at 6.7 percent. Out of
a labor force of 99,312, there
were 5,516 unemployed Gulf
Coast residents.
"A large percent of our
job loss over the month
came from the leisure and
hospitality sector," said Kim
Bodine, Executive Director
for the Gulf Coast Workforce
Board. "The rise in our un-
employment rate reflects
the seasonality of the tour-
ism industry as well as some
of local layoffs. Next month's
numbers should include the
temporary layoffs at
Smurfit Stone so we're
expecting to see another in-
crease."
The last time the region's
November unemployment
rate was this high was in 1999
when it was 7.4 percent. The
November 2008 unemploy-
ment rates in the counties
that comprise the Gulf Coast
Workforce Region 'were:
6.6 percent in Gulf
County,
7.4 percent in Bay
County, and
5.3 percent in
Franklin County (fifth-low-
est in the state).
The Gulf County unem-
ployment rate was up from


6.5 percent in October of 2008
and up nearly 3 percentage
points from the 4.0 percent of
November 2007.
In November 2008, there
were 74,600 nonagricultural
jobs in the Panama City-
Lynn Haven metro area
(Bay County), down 2,600
jobs over the year. The an-
nual job growth rate in the
area (-3.4 percent) has been
negative since March 2008.
Statewide, employment de-
clined 2.5 percent over the
same time period.
The industry losing the
most jobs over the year in
the Panama City-Lynn Ha-
ven metro area was natural
resources, mining, and con-
struction (-800 jobs). Trade,
transportation, and utilities
(-500 jobs) also declined over
the year, along with leisure
and hospitality (-400 jobs); fi-
nancial activities and profes-
sional and business services
(-300 jobs each); manufactur-
ing and government (both
-200 jobs); and information
(-100 jobs). The losses were
partially offset by gains in ed-
ucation and health services
(+200 jobs). Other services
remained unchanged.
Relative to Florida's oth-
er metro areas, the Panama
City-Lynn Haven metro area
tied the Bradenton-Sara-
sota-Venice metro area with
second largest percentage
loss in total employment (-
3.4 percent) over the year.
*The MSA had the largest
decline in financial activities
employment growth (-5.4
percent) over the year.


Price named


market leader for


Capital City Bank

A Capital City Bank ket leader, Sandy will be
associate since 2007, responsible for oversee-
Sandy Price has ing the daily
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leader for the Capi- the office and
tal City Bank office promoting
in Port St. Joe. She Capital City
previously served Bank in the
as lead teller and community.
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Gov. Crist appoints Jones

to port authority post

Governor Charlie C rist with North Florida Land
announced last week the and Capital, succeeding
appointment to the Port St. Warren Yeager, appoint-
Joe Port Authority of Gulf ed for a term beginning
County of Patrick E. Jones, Dec. 19, 2008, and ending
30, of Port St. Joe, broker July 27, 2009.


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DEAR SANTA from page Al


Dear Santa Claus,
I have been a good boy this year and haven't given mother
much trouble.
Please give me the following things: a big teddy bear, a red
truck, a wagon. And if you think of anything else, please send
it.
Love,
Warren Yeager, 1958
Warren Yeager is a Gulf County commissioner and Pre-
ble-Rish employee.


Dear Santa,
My name is Bobby Plair and I am ten years old. I live at St.
Joe Beach.
Santa, I have been kinda good this year and I would like for
you to leave these items under the tree for me. A 8-track player,
a football a Twister game and a Skittle Pool game.
Thank you, Santa and you will find some goodies under the
tree for you. Also, Santa, my daddy said he wants some teeth
for Christmas.
Bobby Plair Jr., 1973
Bobby Plair is a Gulf County Sheriff's Office major.


Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Melody. I am nine years old. I have been
a good girl. I live at 609 Woodward. For Christmas I want
a pogo stick, and hands down game. And a doll named
Spunky. And a piano if you can. I have a brother named
Jerry, he is 11 years old. And so please remember him. I
will leave you some cake Christmas Eve.
Love,
Melody Smith (Nelson), 1967
Melody Smith Nelson teaches fifth grade at Port St.
Joe Elementary School.


I want Big Bruiser and a cotton candy machine and a gun,
a holster, one gun and a cowboy suit and cowboy hat.
Love,
Bubba Harmon, 1962
Bubba Harmon is a real estate developer and co-owner
of Harmon Realty, Inc. and Harmon's Heavy Equipment
Company.


Dear Santa,
I have been a pretty good girl this past
year.
I want either a thirsty cry baby or a Susie
Smart doll. I also want a cowgirl suit.
I will leave some cookies and milk for you.
Love,
Catherine Lyons (Cpllier), 1962
PS. I also want some other things.
Catherine Lyons Collier works for her
husband's construction company, Phil Col-
lier Construction.


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Dear Santa,
I have tried to be a very good girl all year.
Please bring me a Barbie pool and a Strawberry
Shortcake lunch box. If you can find one, I would also like
a little girl Cabbage Patch Kid.
Thank you. I love you very much, Santa.
Gretchen Lea Stevens, 1984
Gretchen Stevens is a Gulf County Health Depart-
ment dental assistant.


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9


Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy most of the time. I will try to
be good all of the time if you will bring me a 24" bike and
a magnifying glass. I hope you have a good trip and that
you won't get tired on Christmas Eve. I would like a sur-
prise, if you have enough.
Love,
Steve Lawrence, 1963
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They've been good, they've been nice, they hope for everything from a cell
phone to a new job for their parents. They'll set out some cookies, even some
spaghetti and meatballs, to sustain Santa on his sleigh ride 'round the world.
In short, the youngsters of this county are eagerly anticipating the arrival of a
certain bearded gentleman and his reindeer as the following letters charmingly
illustrate.


Dear Santa,
Please feed the reindeer and
bring me a laptop with a printer.
Please bring me a Christmas CD,
digital camera, and a four wheeler.
I have been a good girl! Please visit
Kaylin because she moved away
and I love her and I love Ashlin.
Love,
Laura Beth Hill

Dear Santa,
I want two things for Christmas.
The first thing is a star wars set.
The next thing is a big electronic
dinosaur. Do not forget my two
brothers and sisters.
Love,
Xavier Maestri
Dear Santa,
I want a good Christmas and a
beautiful Hanah Montana digital
camera. I am 9 years old and I love
Christmas. Pleas bring me sume
presents and my two brothers and
my little sister. We have been kind
of good this year.
Love your Friend,
Brandi Purswell
Dear Santa,
I want a dollhouse with three
dolls for Christmas. I also want a
doll that is as tall as me. Don't forget
my brother Michael. I have been
good this year and my brother has
been a little good.
Alex Strickland
Age 7

Dear Santa,
I have been a nice boy to every
one and my brothers and. sisters. I
love to play games and toys too. I


want an X-box for Christmas. Please
choose some game for me.
Your friend,
Khayyon Zaccaro

Dear Santa,
I have been Dazzling
Dolphin and I got A&B honor
roll and don't forget my brothers
please bring my tiny brother
some toys and my other brother
some toys.
Sincerely,
Paige Lewis

Dear Santa,
My name is Jasmin. I am
good in School. My teachers
name is Mrs. Nobles. I am in
second grade. I hope you give
Ime some nice things. I would
like a Game Boy and games.
You can also bring me some
surprises!
Love,
Jasmin Thomas

Dear Santa,
My brother and my sister
will want a lot of toys Santa. I love
Christmas because it is a
holiday and Gods birthday
on Christmas.
Love,
Bruce Russ III

Dear Santa,
I know you are writing
down on the list who is
naughty or nice. I want a. PSP
my mom doesn't know the i
price. It does not snow in St.
See SANTA MAIL B8


TO: ~NA

NORTH POL


A winter day is brighter when li iimingbird looks in the window


When days are short and
skies are gray, a hummingbird
may brighten your winter
landscape. Many people in the
Apalachicola area enjoy Ruby-
throated hummingbirds during
the summer and fall but overlook
the exciting prospect of a tiny
visitor during the winter months.
Feeders often come down in the
late fall because of the mistaken
idea that hummingbirds will be
enticed to remain and then will
succumb to cold weather.
Most Ruby-throated
hummingbirds are genetically
programmed to migrate to the
tropics by the middle of November.
However, several species of
western hummingbirds migrate
east and along with a few Ruby-
throated hummingbirds spend the
winterin the eastern United States.
These birds are cold hardy and will
not be harmed by the relatively
mild winters in this area.
The research organization,
Hummer/Bird Study Group,
or HBSG, has a continuing
research project to document
wintering hummingbirds.
HBSG recommends leaving a


Eight-year-old Elijah Hester releases "Brodie" the Buff-bellied Hum-
mingbird after the bird was banded by federally licensed master
bird bander Fred Bassett. Brodie arrived at the Hesters' home in
Howard Creek on Dec. 6 and was banded Dec. 11. Buff-bellied
Hummingbirds usually reside is South Texas and Mexico.


hummingbird feeder up during
the winter in a location that is
easily observed and maintained.
It is not necessary to use ready-
made nectar, since the birds obtain
all the vitamins, minerals, and
protein from natural nectar and
insects they consume. Partially
fill a feeder with a mixture of
one part table sugar dissolved in
four parts water. Do not use food
coloring. Do not make the mixture


stronger than one to four. Do not
use honey or artificial sweeteners
as they are harmful to birds.
If you have a hummingbird at
your feeder between Nov. 15 and
March 1, contact Fred Bassett in
Montgomery by telephone at (334)
244-0227 or by e-mail at found@
aol.com. Bassett is a federally
licensed master bird bander,
who specializes in documenting
western hummingbirds. He will


come to your home
identify, band, and
your hummingbird
you release the b
yard and send you
of your special bird
not harm the bird
leave your yard.
Over the past te
Florida panhandle,
banded more than
hummingbirds of s
species.Inandaroun
he has banded Rufou
Black-chinned, and
hummingbirds. This
interested in what
may be at feeders in
The fun thing ab
hummingbirds is th
know what might sh
feeder.
Hummingbirdba
with HBSG have ba
different species of h
in the eastern United
throated, Black-chi
Allen's, Anna's, C
bellied, Broad-tailed
Green Violet-ear,
Broad-billed, G
Mango, and Costa's.


* ~


at no cost to Hummingbirds found here
d photograph in the winter are not lost birds.
1. He will let They often demonstrate great
ird into your site fidelity and spend the entire
i photographs winter in one location. It is not
. Banding will unusual for some birds to return
or cause it to to the same home year after
year, where they are considered
n years in the members of the family. Several
Bassett has Rufous hummingbirds have
700 wintering returned to homes for six winters,
even different and a Buff-bellied hummingbird
dApalachicola, spent seven winters at a home in
is, Buff-bellied, Pensacola.
Ruby-throated
s winter he is The Hummer/Bird Study
other species Group (HBSG) is a non-profit
Apalachicola. organization founded by Bob
out wintering and Martha Sargent to study
hat you never and to preserve hummingbirds
row up at your and songbirds. Tax-deductible
membership fees and donations
ndersworking help fund banding and research
rnded fourteen as well as educational programs.
hummingbirds Membership includes quarterly
d States: Ruby- newsletters that report all
nned, Rufous, banding activities as well
calliope, Buff- as tips for attracting birds
1, White-eared, to your yard. HBSG: P.O. Box
Magnificent, 250 Clay, AL 35048-0250; e-mail:
reen-breasted hummerbsg@aol.com; telephone:
(205) 681-2888.
*Ms'&a-,-is'^..-es.-.---...-^..


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Thursday, December 25, 2008


iii2 IIIVThe Stir I neiiJ


GALA announces new executive director


GALA Announces
New Executive Director
Gulf Alliance for Local Art
(GALA) is proud to an-
nounce that Ally Sanxay
has joined the organization
as its new executive direc-
tor. Ms. Sanxay is Oxford
educated, a CPA, and en-
joys the arts in all forms. In
2003, she led a team of vol-
unteers which raised over
$3 million to restore The


Capital Theatre in Green-
eville, Tennessee; an effort
which included obtaining
$2 million in grant funding.
Ms. Sanxay has already ex-
pressed interest in building
the team necessary to re-
store the theatre in down-
town Port St. Joe, as well
as continue restoration and
support of theatre and art
programs in Franklin and
Gulf Counties. Ms. Sanxay


was born and raised in Scot-
land, and lived in Paris for
four years. Her background
gives her a particular ap-
preciation for architectural
history, and its relationship
to visual arts, dating as far
back as the early 1200's.
As a CPA, Ms. Sanxay
carries the distinction of
being an executive who
possesses in-depth expe-
rience, capabilities, and


judgment. She considers
herself a "doer" who is
highly skilled in visualizing
and executing a plan and
doing whatever it takes to
deliver. She has already hit
the ground running with a
passion and excitement for
expanding the arts in our
area. More information is
available by calling GALA
at 850-227-4960, or by visit-
ing www.gulfalliance.org


Kiwanis CORNER


By: Johanna White

What an awesome time
of the year as we all think
about the many blessing
that God has given us this
year. It's that time of year
when we want to do more
for others. Have you ever
noticed how people smile
more, especially as it gets
closer to Christmas Day
we are all wishing one an-
other a Merry Christmas.
Don't you wish we could be
this way a little more often
during the year? It would
probably make our bad
days a little better.
Well, this week some of
the Kiwanians got a special
blessing by shopping and
delivering 20 food baskets
to 20 needy families. We
want to thank all of you in


our community who sup-
port our fund raisers dur-
ing the year because with-
out your support we would
not be able to do this each
year.
The Port St. Joe Ki-
wanis Club wishes you and
your family a Very Merry
Christmas and may the
New Year be filled with
many blessings.
The Port St Joe Kiwanis
Club meets every Tuesday
at noon at the Gulf County
ARC & Transportation
Building located off of In-
dustrial Road. If you are
interested in becoming a
member of a Civic Club and
a great group of men and
women dedicated in giving
back to our community you
can contact Johanna White
at 227-6268.


People HELPING People


FURNITURE NEEDED
Thepeoplehelpingpeople
are looking for two, three or
four drawer dressers. These
will be used for disabled and
needy men living alone. Any-
one that would like to help
is asked to call our office
hot line at 229-5262. A small
table the size of a card table
is also needed.

ADULT SANITARY ITEMS
We are also in need ofX-
large adult pull- up diapers


for needy families

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are in need of volun-
teers to help staff the food
pantry. We will provide all
the training needed.
This is a volunteer po-
sition one or two days per
month or more depending
on the needs.

MONTHLY COMMODITIES
The monthly commod-
itites formerly picked up


in Highlland View can be
picked up at the People
Helping People office on
Avenue D. Turn at the Paul
Gant BBQ stand and drive
to the end of the street. The
PHP building is the on the
left-hand side. The hours
of operation are Monday
through Friday from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. EST.

CHRISTMAS DINNER
The People helping Peo-
ple will be serving dinners in


the People Helping People
/WIG Building on Dec. 25
from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Please call 229-5262 for fur-
ther information. The volun-
teers will also be packing up
dinners and delivering them
on Christmas Day from the
Gulf County Senior Citizen's
building. Volunteers are
reminded to be there at or
before 9 a.m. Thanks to our
wonderful volunteers in this
community for their help in
making this happen.


MEXICO BEACH

SANITATION SCHEDULE

The City of Mexico Beach will observe the
following schedule for sanitation services dur-
ing the month of December:


WEEK OF DEC. 22-26:

Monday- Regular garbage pickup
Tuesday Regular garbage pickup
Wednesday Holiday, no garbage pickup
Thursday Holiday, no garbage pickup
Friday Holiday, no garbage pickup.,-


WEEK OF DEC. 29 JAN. 2, 2009

Monday Regular garbage pickup
Tuesday Regular garbage pickup
Wednesday Yard debris pickup
Thursday Holiday, no garbage pickup
Friday Regular garbage pickup



Troop 47 thanks

Boy Scout Troop 47 out there, they still have
would like to thank all a few trees and wreaths
those that supported left over. The trees vary
their first annual Christ- in size but will be sold at
mas tree and wreath sale. a flat rate of $50, a great
The funds will be used for deal for a beautiful Fra-
future trips and equip- sier fir. Come out and visit
ment that are needed for the scouts and purchase a
the scouts. For all those tree or wreath at 2368 Oak
last .minute decorators Grove Avenue.

REWARD

Reward for Lost
Puppy
She is black with white
chest and a black tail with
a white tip on the end. Her
name is Ginger and will
come to you when you call
her Ging. Please return
puppy to young boy at 111
Eagle Street/North Long .
Street, off of Overstreet
Road or call 648-8560.
Thank you and Merry
Christmas


SILVERcJUEST
Weddings STUiDIOS
Engagements
Senior Portraits
Children & Babies
Call today and ask about our Engagement specials
850-229-9353
www.SilverQuestStudios.com


Meet this week's Pet of the Week- "Golden"! Golden
is an American Staffshire Bull Terrier mix and a very
good girl! Golden does not have a problem with the
other dogs and mostly hangs out doing her own thing-
a very independent girl! Golden is very laid back and
would make a great companion for someone looking
for a low energy dog with lots of love and devotion to
share! Please contact Melody at the Humane Society
if you would like to adopt Golden or any of her other
wonderful friends here at the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society, 227-1103.

WANT TO WORK WITH ANIMALS! St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society is anticipating a possible
opportunity for employment. If interested, please
apply in person at 1007 Tenth Street, Port St. Joe,
Tuesday- Saturday between the hours of 10am & 4pm.


I LET US HELP YOU WITH ALL YOUR PARTY NEEDS!


CRIBS
HIGH CHAIRS
TENTS
DINNERWARE


TABLES
CHAIRS
LINENS
BEACH WHEELCHAIR


WEDDING ARCHES
CANDELABRAS
PUNCH BOWLS
CHAMPAGNE FOUNTAIN


23 Hghay9
Eaton, L3]2


Pool and Jacuzzi Care, LLC
Gulf County and Mexico Beach
Residential & Commercial

Harry Paul
Ph: 229-8182
Cell: 227-5820
Bryan Paul
Ph:639-3942
Cell: 340-0734

Lic. & Ins. CPO 32-148993 Locally Owned and Operated


850-670-8686
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These businesses invite you to visit the church of your choice this week.


FAITH


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FUNERAL HOME Groom, P.A FUNERAL HOME
W/illiam J. Rish, Thomas S. Gibson, Russell Scholz, W. P. "Rocky" Comforter
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(850) 229-8111 (850) 229-8211 (850) 227-1818


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Have You



Lost Jesus?

Have you lost Jesus?
Do you remember where?
His parents lost Him at
.church,
Have you ever lost Him
there?
Did you ever carry a load
of sin to church,
And forget to leave it at the
altar?
This is one way you can
falter.
This can blind you to Jesus
all day.
You can't find Him,
Because sin blocks the
way.
You can worry too much
about your brother's deeds,
When you should be wor-
rying about your brother's
needs.
You can forget at Christ-
mas, whose birthday it is.
You bought presents for ev-
eryone, but where is His?
Have you lost your temper
and mistreated someone?
Does this sound like what
Jesus would have done?
Do you have times all you
think of is me?
You've lost Him again,
that's where Jesus should be.
If you belong to Jesus,
I know one thing that's
true.
You might be able to lose
Him,
But He'll never lose you.
Billy Johnson


Family Life
Church


The Christian CONSCIENCE


I am picking up here with a
continuation of last week's guest
message. Over the years I have
had many discussions with per-
sons who claim to be Christians.
The subject that provokes the
most hostility is the nature of the
Bible. Is it really God breathed?
Is it infallible? Which Bible is the
most accurate?
After about 30 years of using
a Bible that was in the 17 cen-
tury English of Great Britain,
I became determined to find a
reliable Bible in my American
English, if there was one. I am
amazed that there are still some
who have allowed themselves to
be brainwashed to believe that
one group of scholars, working
1500 years after the time of the
original writings, has produced a
Bible that is without error. There
are some so-called Bible schools
that actually teach this!
I went through a time of buy-
ing every modem language Bible
that was recommended by a
friend, only to find that each was
sadly lacking. I then embarked


on a multi year study of how a Bi-
ble is prepared, and who did the
preparation. I'll try to summa-
rize the results here. Since it is
the subject of most of the debate,
I'll confine this discussion to the
New Testament.
The manuscripts, from which
all Bibles are prepared, exist in
museums. Some are small frag-
ments, and a few exist as nearly
complete books or a nearly com-
plete New Testament. No original
manuscripts exist, and those who
claim at the beginning of their Bi-
ble, that theirs is translated from
the original, simply aren't telling
the truth.
The 1611 King James Version
is no exception. A group of schol-
ars, working under the auspices
of King James 1 of Great Britain,
worked with the manuscripts
available at that time, and Greek
New Testaments, produced by
Robert Stephens in the 16 centu-
ry. From this, they produced a Bi-
ble, which was according to their
theology (Anglican or Episcopa-
lian) the best that could be made.


They did not have available com-
puters or complete concordances
that allowed them quick com-
parison between scriptures. The
Greek text and manuscripts, that
they used, are best character-
ized as Byzantine, that is coming
from the general area that today
is Turkey and Syria. Some refer
this text as coming from Antioch,
where the disciples where first
called Christians. This text is of-
ten called the "Received Text" or
the Textus Receptus.
Some have dedicated their
lives to the search for Biblical
manuscripts. We have at least
five times as many manuscripts
available today as were available
to the 1611 King James scholars.
In the 1800's two very old, nearly
complete New Testament manu-
scripts were found, one in the Vat-
ican, and the other at a monastery
near Mt. Sinai. Both were of Al-
exandrian origin, and of question-
able trustworthiness, due to the
state of the Alexandrian church
in the 2nd and 3rd century AD. In
addition, there are substantial


Do not try to deceive God,


Proverbs 20
Wine is a mockery. Strong
drink is raging and whoso ever
is deceived thereby is not wise.
1 Corinthians
(10:4) And did all drink in the
same spiritual drink, for they
drank of that spiritual rock that
followed them, and that rock was
Christ. (10:5) But with many of
them, God was not well pleased,
for they were overthrown in the
wilderness. (10:6) Now these


A Spirit Filled
Outreach Oriented
Word of Faith Church


Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford,
Welcome you to worship with us: HOME OF THE
Sunday 10:30am POWERHOUSE
Sunday Night Prayer 6pm YOUTH MINISTRIES
Wednesday 7pm
www.familylifechurch.net
323 Reid Ave Downt6wn Port St. Joe, FL 850-229-5433 ,



taaithBible

Michael Rogers Pastor
9:45 AM .................................................Sunday School
10:30 AM ...................................... Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 AM ....................................... W orship
6 :00 PM ............................................................. W o rship
www.faithbiblepsj.net
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christian School




111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:45 a.m CST Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beachi united Methodist churchh
Nowlsl P PtOVIo
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: 9 a.m. Sunday
Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue




St. Peter's Anglican Church
(Traditional Episcopal Service 1928 BCP)

Morning Prayer & Holy Comnunion
Sunday .................8:00 a.m .
The Rev. David Mans, Priest
Services being held at the United Pentecostal Church
309 6th Street Port St Joe, FL
"An Unchanging Faith In A Changing Wtorld"

? B a t es B -.**


things were our examples to
thee intent we should not lust
evil things as they also lusted.
(10:7) Neither be ye idolaters as
were some of them as it is writ-
ten. The people sat down to eat
and drink and rose up to play.
(10:8) Neither let us commit for-
nication as some of them com-
mitted. And fell, in one day, three
and twenty thousand.
(10:9) Neither let us tempt
Christ as some of them also
tempted and were destroyed of
serpents. (10:21) But I say, that


the things
sacrifice, the
and not to G
I would not
fellowship w
(10:21) Ye
cup of the L
the Lord's ta
of devils.
(11:1) Be
even as I als
I praise you
remember r
keep the or
ered them t


New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Sunday Wednesday
Contemporary Service ........8:30 am Children's Choir................ 6:00 pm
Sunday School ................. 9:40 am Prayer Meeing .................... 6:30 pm
Traditional Service............ 11:00 am Children's Ministry
Awana's.............................. 5:00 pm Activities............................ 6:30 pm
Youth Choir........................ 5:30 pm Youth Ministry Activities... 6:30 pm
Youth Groups................. 6:00 pm
www.fbcpsj.org


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
A I 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. ET* Bible Study all ages 10 a.m. ET
Morning Worship 11 a.m. ET Evening Worship 6 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Choir Practice 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Kids for Christ 6 p.m. /Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the inan that iistet h n Him."
lease accept this invitation to i join is iin worship. God bless you!
Please call iis fayour spiritual needs.
www.beachchapel.org
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-3950 D Home 769-8725


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting


FOR YOU AT:
?igljlanb Viet apti t )urtb
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a
Morning Worship 11:00
-l-ven -1:1- 1.-i-e


Mike W
Pa


Evening Service
Yestbrook, Discipleship Training
astor Wednesday Prayer


a.m.


/:uu p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


Worship with us at
LongAvenue Baptist Church
Where Faith, Family &Friendship are found
Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
Wednesday
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More
Information Call 229-8691


TOKNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

ST. JAMES'

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
Vwwwv.stjamesepiscopalcliurch.org 850-227-1845


disagreements between the two.
Unfortunately many scholars
have chosen to substitute these
manuscripts for the Received
Text, simply because they are
older. For this reason, I don't rec-
ommend most modern, English
Bibles. I do recommend the New
King James, which unlike most
of the others, was produced from
the Received Text. I have consid-
ered the arguments against the
New King James, presented by
the 1611 King James only people,
and found them to be without
merit.
At the Mexico Beach Chris-
tian Worship Center, we believe
that the original scriptures were
divinely inspired and are totally
trustworthy. In our services,
I preach using the New King
James. We worship at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center on 105 N. 31st
street, just off U.S. 98.
God Bless,
Pastor Tim Morrill
Mexico Beach Christian Worship (enter
pastor@mexicobeachwc.com


for he is watching
which the Gentiles would have you know, that the
ey sacrifice to devils head of every man is Christ, and
Tod and I would and the head of women is the Man,
that ye should have and the head of Christ is God.
ith devils. (11:8) For the man is not of the
e can not drink the woman, but the woman for the
ord, be partakers of man. (11:14) Doth not even na-
able and of the table ture itself teach you that if a man
hath long hair, it is a shame unto
e followers of me him? (11:15) But if a woman hath
3o am of Christ. Now long hair, it is a glory to her for
u, brethren that ye her hair is given her for a cover-
me in all things and ing of shame is a sin.
finances as I deliv- God Bless You,
to you. (11:3) But I Mother Mary Freeman


Hi First Presbyterian Church
Sof Port St. Joe
, -508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
b 1Reverend Reid Cameron
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.



The friendly place to worship!

First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th j& Califirnia 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

2 "Our Church can be your home"
l First Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

give unto the Lord tficlt'oryd ueW is name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Psalm 29:2


Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ....... 1 p.m.


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution a!nd Monumtent Port St. 'oe


850) 227-1724
Rev. Mac Fulcher
Pstor
Ann Conjforter Jerenmy Dixon
Musec DinIeto; }'itnt uito
Deborah Losh's
Diwo; o q' (hi'idren. hns:!,t


First 'Baptist Churchf
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Jerome Barnes, Interim Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students


Oak Grove Church
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Come Grow With Us!

Sunday School 9:45 "
Sunday Worship Service 10:45
Wednesday Cafe 5 pm 613 Madison St.
Wednesday 6:15 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Adult Bible Study 850-227-1837
Children & Youth Ministries www.oakgrove-church.org
I_________________


Sunday Schoo001............................ 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ...........11 a.m.


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Slluday:
Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m. ET
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. ET
Traditional lWrship: 11:00 a.m. ET
Wed, esda:
Youth: 5'30 p.m. ET
Choir: 7:00 p.m. ET





B4 I The Star


Obitiuaries


Thursday, December 25, 2008


Brigadier General Pe-
ter D. Hidalgo, U.S. Army
(Retired) passed away on
Monday, Dec. 15 in Tal-
lahassee, FL. He was born
on Nov. 21, 1934 to Emile
and Helena Hidalgo in
Raceland, Louisiana and
graduated from Raceland
High School in 1953. He
was the youngest of seven
beloved brothers and sis-
ters.
After attending a year
of preparatory school at
Marion Military Institute
in Marion, AL, he received
an appointment to the U.S.
Military Academy at West
Point, NY. Upon gradu-
ation from West Point in
1958, he as commissioned
as Second Lieutenant
in the U.S. Army. Thus
began a military career
which spanned 31 years
(1958-1989) and included
assignments in Vietnam,
Europe and the Pacific
theater, and command at
every level from platoon to
brigade. General Hidalgo
retired in 1989 at Aber-
deen Proving Ground,
Maryland, where he was
Commander of the U.S.
Army Chemical Research
Development and Engi-
neering Center.
His military schooling
included normal officer
training courses, culmi-
nating with the Army War
College in 1978. In addi-
tion, he received a Mas-
ter's degree in Business
Administration from the
University of Pittsburgh
in 1964.
After retiring from
active duty to Waverly
Hall, GA, General Hidalgo
worked as a private con-
sultant to government
and industry in the areas
of chemical and biologi-
cal defense and chemical


weapons disposal. He was
inducted into the Chemi-
cal Corps Hall of Fame in
2001.
General Hidalgo has
resided in Tallahassee
since 2001 and is survived
by his loving wife of 50
years the former Pat Wild-
er of Port St. Joe, Florida.
His children include
Valerie Quaglio (Ken) of
Fairfax, VA, David Hidalgo
(Sandy) of Tallahassee
and Wendy Wright (Will) of
Bel Air, MD, along with his
two beloved grandchildren
Joseph Emile Quaglio and
Caroline Renee Quaglio.
His surviving sisters are
Dorothy Clinch of Easton,
MD, Shirley Robichaux of
Franklin, LA and Sylvia
Neukom of Houston, TX.
His extended family in-
cludes many loving nieces
and nephews.
He is preceded in death
by his parents, brothers
Stan and Everett, sisters
Carmen and Deda and
grandson Andrew Quaglio.
A memorial service
was held Dec. 18 at the
Killearn United Method-
ist Church in Tallahassee
with internment at a later
date in Arlington National
Cemetery. The family
welcomed visitors imme-
diately after the services
in the church Asbury Hall.
In lieu of flowers, contri-
butions can be made to
the Walter Reed Society,
Inc., PO. Box 59611, Walter
Reed Station, Washington,
D.C. 20012-9611, an orga-
nization which supports
wounded service mem-
bers and their families.
Funeral arrangements
were under the direction
of Culley's Meadowwood
Funeral Home, 1737 Rig-
gins Road, Tallahassee,
FL 32308.


Collie Lorenza "Ren"
Williams passed away Sat-
urday, December 13, 2008.
He was born to Alma
and the late Collie Wil-
liams on June 29, 1950
in Gadsden, AL. Ren ac-
cepted Christ as his Savior
at an early age during
Vacation Bible Class at
Shiloh Baptist Church in
Gadsden under Pastor
W S. Smith. In his later
years, while living in Mex-
ico Beach, FL., he united
with Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church under
Pastor Pierson. His testi-
mony was put into actions
and words: "No Tears in
Heaven" and "He's A Bat-
tleaxe" to name a few. He
graduated from Carver
High School in Gadsden,
AL., an attended Alabama
A & M University in Nor-
mal AL., and later served
in the United States Air
Force. He was a member
of the Spartan Social Club
and the Men of Distinction
For Sickle Cell Organiza-
tion.
All who have known
and loved him will always
cherish his most precious
memories.
He is survived by his
devoted wife, Sarra Rosell,
of Mexico Beach, FL; his
mother, Alma McConnell
(Eckford) affectionately
known as "Muhdear &
Daddy Eck", Gadsden,
AL; daughters, Felicia
Leonard, Dayton, Ohio,
Alicia Williams, and god-
daughter Tara Travis of


Funeral services for Gus
Frazier Miller, 79, of Port St.
Joe, FL, who passed away
on Friday, Dec. 12, were
held at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Dec. 20 at Zion Fair Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in
Port St. Joe, with Rev. Rob-


Port St. Joe; godson, Sara-
bia Tiffer; stepdaughrer,
Fanta Harris, of Columbia,
SC.; sisters and brothers,
Bettye Joyce Williams
Pope (Robert), Huntsville,
AL, Darin Maurice Wil-
liams (Cheryl) Ashville,
AL, Charlotte McConnell,
of Washington D.C. and
Mickey McConnell, of
Atlanta, GA; brother-in-
law, Armonde Harris, of
FL; sister-in-law, Darcus
Larry (Robert), Bertha
Quinn (Michael);mother-
in-law, Willie Mae Harris;
grandchildren, Dayvon
and Amorie Leonard, Iyaa-
cia Clayton and Christo-
pher King, Tashard Jones
and Waylon Travis; special
nieces and nephews; De-
metria
and Dentrel Williams of
Ashville, AL, Gerar Pope
(Cassandra); grand niece
and nephew, Lasha and
Gerar Pope II of Memphis
TN; dear friend, Archie
Whisenat; A host of cous-
ins, aunts, uncles, rela-
tives and friends who were
very dear to his heart.
Funeral services were
held Saturday, December
20, 2008 at 2 p.m. EST
at Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church in Port
St. Joe, FL with The Rev.
Robert Pierson officiating.
Visitation will be held at
the church from 6:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m EDT Friday
December 19, 2008.
All services are under
the direction of the Com-
forter Funeral Home.


ert L. Pierson officiating.
Viewing was held from
3-5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19.
Christian Memorial
Chapel
5441 Cooper Street
Graceville, FL
850-263-6834


PETER HIDALGO


Shirley Ann Kent Daniels,
70, of Port St. Joe, FL went
to be with the Lord Friday
morning, Dec. 19,2008. She
was born in Jackson Co., FL
on Jan. 18,1938 to the late
Alton and Annie Kent. She
had been a resident of Port
Saint Joe since 1960, was a
homemaker and a member
of the First Baptist Church of
Port St. Joe.
She was preceded in
death by three brothers, Ben,
Marvin, and Wilton Kent, and
three sisters, Leola Jones,
Leoni Johnson, and Ada
Burch.
Survivors include her
husband of 52 years, Norris
Daniels, her son, Lemond
Daniels, her daughter, Ka-
trina Etheridge, her grand-
children, Jarrod Wester and
wife, Julie, Shanna Carnes
and husband, Ben, and For-
est Daniels, all of Port St.
Joe, her four brothers, Noah
Lambert Kent and wife, An-
nie Mae, of Chattahoochee,
FL, Charles Kent of Mexico
Beach, FL, Price Kent and
wife, Betty, of Chattahoochee,
and Al Kent and wife, Ruby,
of Cottondale, FL, her sister,
Zolena Kent of Marianna,
FL, sisters-in-law and broth-


ers-in-law, John and Wandis
Scott, Nolan Daniels, Terry
and Elaine Daniels, all of
Marianna, and Vergil and
Deanie Daniels of Blount-
stown, FL.
Services for Mrs. Daniels
were held on Tuesday, Dec.
23,2008, at 2 p.m. EST at the
First Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe with the Rev. Jarrod
Wester, her grandson, officiat-
ing. Burial followed in Holly
Hill Cemetery.
Asked to serve as pall-
bearers for the service are
Mrs. Daniels' nephews.
Asked to serve as honor-
ary pallbearers are the dea-
cons of First Baptist Church.
The family received
friends on Monday, Dec. 22,
2008, from 5 to 7 PM EST at
the church.
Floral contributions
are appreciated. Memorial
contributions may be made
to the building fund of First
Baptist Church, Port St. Joe.
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted and viewed
at our website: www.souther-
landfamily.com
Southerland Family
Funeral Homes: 507 10th
St., Port St Joe, Fl 32456,
(850)229-8111.


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31st annual Great American Smoke Out


On Nov. 20, 2008, the
American Cancer Society
marked the 31st annual
Great American Smoke
Out, nationally recognized
as a platform to educate the
public on the dangers asso-
ciated with tobacco use and
to encourage smokers to
quit for a lifetime by start-
ing.with just one day.
The students of Wewa-
hitchka High school has


put together a SWAT team
which stands for Students
Working Against Tobacco
(S.WA.T.) On Nov. 20 they
held a rally at the Emer-
ald Coast Credit Union in
Wewahitchka for the Great
American Smoke Out. The
purpose of this is to get
people not to smoke or pur-
chase tobacco products for
at least 24 hours so that
they can see that they can


go without smoking and
they vill take the next step
to not smoke.
The students also had a
display of 88 shoes that rep-
resents the number of peo-
ple in Florida who have died
of tobacco and/or tobacco
smoke. During school the
students had smoking Sue;
this is a prop that is used
to show students what hap-
pens to your baby when you


CHALLENGE CLASS


The challenge class at Port St. Joe Elementary recently put on the play "The
Christmas Carol." The Challenge Class is: Braden Baumgardner, Cully Kerigan,
Gracie Cryderman, Eric Reid, Ashleigh Wright, Kristen Bird, Ashlyn Dumas,
Elizabeth Furstenberg, Lilly Meizner, Alex Naus, Kristen Thursby, Chloe Burke,
Kyle Reid, Maddie Flanagan, Shaye McGuffin,' Katie Nobles, Caroline Rish,
Kathleen Rish and Anna Frdbel.

DAZZLING DOLPHINS


Port St. Joe
Elementary School


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FRONT ROW: Henry Balough, Brooklyn Sheppard, Kara Collett, Brooke Curcie
(Happy Meal), Bryce Register, Jivy Clayton, Ben Wilder, Caleb Othic.
BACK ROW: Bethany Spell, Christina LaPlante, Emaly Hanson, Christopher Hemanes,
Kyran Batson, Chantd Cummings, Marlowe VanSant.
All Dazzling Dolphins will receive a kid's meal compliments of Subway.


'Tis the season to be
merry! This past week
the Faith Christian School
first grade class visited
the Methodist Care Closet.
The students learned what
a .valuable gift the Care
Closet is to our commu-
nity. From sorting through
shoes and. placing clothes
on the racks, the students
really experienced what it
means to give of yourself
- your time and concern
for the needs of someone
other than yourself. It is
refreshing to see little chil-
dren excited about helping
other people. We would like
to give a special thank you
to Mr. Vic LaFerle and all
of the volunteers who do so
much for so many! Merry
Christmas from the FCS
first grade.
Second-graders recent-
ly wrote the story of Christ-
mas using their current
week's (Christmas) spell-
ing words. The following
are unedited (first draft)
examples of their thoughts
about Christmas.
Jacob Kennedy wrote:
"Once there was a man
named Joseph. He was a
good man. And he was get-
ting married to a woman
named Mary, and that night
an angel apeered to Joseph.
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And that angel said to him
something like this that
you will have a baby which
shall bring joy toward men.
So he was probably scared
to death! And then the an-
gel appeared to Mary and
said the same thing I think?
Back to the story and Mary
wanted to hide herself.
"When the time came
they went to Bethlehem to
pay taxes. Then they had
to have the baby in Beth-
lehem! So the sun of God
was born in Bethlehem
and the shepherds saw a
bright star in the sky and
they left their (true story)
sheep! And three kings
were sent by a great king,
but they really didn't. They
really wanted to worship
the great King! And His
birth was like any other
baby. The end."
This story was submit-
ted by Chandler Godwin.
"The shepherds saw
a big star in Bethlehem.
Mary was having baby
it was joy angels were
singing joy. It was Christ-
mas. His name is jesus or
Christ. It was in a stable
were a donkey eats out
of a manger. Joseph was
happy. Everey one was
happy. That big star I told
you about It nad a big light


in the sky. But there no
snowflakes. There were
no ornaments or stock-
ings or a tree with pres--
ents. Christmas is coze of
jesus. It is in December it
is a tine of year wear peo-
ple give to each other. We
hang ornaments on the
tree. And wrap presents.
But it was not like that for
baby he did not get preas-
ants like us his berth was
jest a noral day. The end."
Many classes this year
opted to give gifts to the
poor and needy here in
Gulf County instead of the
traditional gift exchange.
Believing that it is more
blessed to give than to re-
ceive, the children enjoyed
bringing gifts of clothes
and toys to give to local
children who have spe-
cial needs. FCS students
donated to the Christmas
Angel program which
gives needed items to Gulf
County children of incar-
cerated parents. Another
program the students sup-
ported was the Christmas
Program for the Youth and
Elderly.
The students at Faith
Christian School, faculty,
and staff wish you all a
very blessed and safe holi-
day season. Remember
when you are in the midst
of the holiday bustle and
business, tinsel and toys,
the cooking and candles,
the gifts and garland, take
time to remember God,
the Giver of all good gifts,
and His best gift, His Son
Jesus who is the Christ!
Happy Birthday, Jesus!


are pregnant and you smoke
at the same time. They gave
out promotional items that
had the Quit Line number
on it which is a toll free
phone number where peo-
ple can call and receive free
smoking cessation counsel-
ing and free nicotine patch-
es and gum. This service is
geared to help people stop
smoking. The students also
set up tobacco educational


By Savannah Bottkol
Club news: Arts acade-
my is still selling this year's
Christmas CD. If you would
like to purchase one please
contact an Arts Academy
member or Mrs. Ann Com-
forter at your convenience.
Student Government sent
Christmas cards to the
nursing home this year as
did Mrs. Crews' H.O. P E.
class. Many of her fresh-
man students, like Sarah
Smith and Katie Lacour,
said that they "Felt proud
to represent their school
and to send cards to those
soldiers in recovery." These
students enjoyed lending


boards that showed graphic
pictures of the harmful ef-
fect of tobacco and what it
can do to your body.
Roughly one in four
adults and one in five teen-
agers in the U.S. are cur-
rent smokers, and lung
cancer remains the number
one cancer killer among
men and women. This
year alone, approximately
213,380 new cases of lung


their time to a great cause
and spreading their Christ-
mas spirit to those who
may need a lift this time of
year. Also, CFES (College
for Every Student) sent
Christmas cards and Can-
dy Grams to the nursing
home and many wounded
soldiers in the Washington
D. C. area. If you would like
to send a card to these sol-
diers please address it to
Walter Reed Army Medical
Center, 6900 Georgia Av-
enue NW Washington D.C.
20307-5001.
Sports news: This week-
end the boy's basketball
team will attend a tourna-


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cancer will be diagnosed in
the U.S., and an estimated
160,390 people will die from
the disease.
Youth smoking preva-
lence in the US still re-
mains high; in 2005, 23
percent of US high school
students were smokers. In
the absence of interven-
tion, studies show that most
adolescent smokers con-
tinue smoking as adults..

ment at Bay High School.
The time for this tourna-
ment is to be announced
at a later date. Also, on the
second of January the boys
and girls basketball and
soccer season starts back
up. For a full listing of the
games and times please
visit the school website
(http://psjhs.gulf.kl2.fl.us/).
Good luck!
Senior news: On
Wednesday, Jan. 14 there
will be a senior scholarship
meeting in the media cen-
ter; parents are welcome to
attend. On the 15th, seniors
will take their cap and gown
pictures so remember to,
look your best.
General news: On Tues-
day Jan. 6, students return
to school after a teacher
work day on the 5th. On the
9th a Barbizon representa-
tive will be at Port St. Joe
High during lunch. She will
be speaking about model-
ing and scholarships avail-
able. The representative
will be at the High school
during lunch..
Final Note: All stu-
dents enrolled in ENC1101,
Section 3609, passed the
course. Mr. Jesse Raffield
obtained the highest grade
in the class but all students
did well, according to Ms.
Hendricks, the instructor
for the course.
Merry' Christmas and
a Happy New year from
PSJHS ENC1101 class!


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9534S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

EVERBANK REVERSE
MORTGAGE, LLC F/K/A
BNY MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, LLC
PLAINTIFF

VS.

THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE
ESTATE OF URSULA
ZIEGLER, DECEASED, ET
AL
DEFENDANTS)

CASE NO: 08-310 CA

NOTICE OF ACTION -
CONSTRUCTIVE SERV-
ICE

TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE ESTATE OF
URSULA ZIEGLER

whose residence is un-
known if he/she/they be
dead, the unknown de-
fendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all other parties claim-
ing an interest by, through,
under or against the De-
fendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive,
and all parties having or
claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the prop-
erty described in the mort-
gage being foreclosed
herein.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-7
close a mortgage and en-
force a lost note and/or
mortgage on the following
property:

ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND
SITUATE IN GULF
COUNTY, STATE OF
FLORIDA, VIZ:


1100
SOUTH ONE-HALF OF
LOT 7 OF SOUTHERN
HOMES, UNIT NO. 1, AC-
CORDING TO THE OFFI-
CIAL MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF ON FILE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA,
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3.

TRACT 2:
ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND
SITUATE IN GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ:
COMMENCING AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4,
SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP
4 SOUTH,' RANGE 10
WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE
NORTH 25.00 FEET TO
THE NORTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
REID AVENUE (50'R/W)
THEN SOUTH 88 DE-
GREES 47'20" WEST
ALONG SAID
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR
378.36 FEET; THEN
NORTH 158.50 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINN-
ING; THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH FOR 75.00 FEET
THEN SOUTH 88 DE-
GREES 47'20" WEST FOR
151.68 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
ALSO TO BE KNOWN AS
LOT 5, BLOCK 1, OF THE
PROSPERED SUBDIVI-
SION, SOUTHERN
HOMES UNIT ONE.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 900 SOUTH
PINE ISLAND ROAD,
SUITE 400, PLANTATION,
FL 33324-3920 on or be-
fore January 19, 2009, (no
later than 30 days from the
date of the publication of
this notice of action) and
file the original with the
clerk of this court either
before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or. immediately
thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint or petition filed
herein.

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court at
GULF County, Florida, this
8th day of Docember,
2008.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: JASMINE HYSMITH
DEPUTY CLERK

IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion should contact
COURT ADMINISTRA-
TION, at the GULF County
Courthouse at
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-80-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.

Law Offices of David J.


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Stern, PA.
900 South Pine Island
Road Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
December 25, 2008, Janu-
ary 1, 2009

9272S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO.:08-CA-000161 -

WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK F/K/A WASHING-
TON MUTUAL BANK, FA.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

SHIRLEY F. NEESE, et al,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IF HEREBY
GIVEN Pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated November 17th,
2008, and entered in Case
No. 08-CA-000161 of the
Circuit Court of the Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Gulf County, Flor-
ida in which Washington.
Mutual Bank f/k/a Wash-
ington Mutual Bank, FA.,
is the Plaintiff and Shirley
F. Neese, Thomas A.
Neese, Tenant #1 n/k/a
Thomas Neese, Jr., are
defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash in/on, Gulf County,
Florida on the 8th day of
January, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as
set forth in said Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure:

LOTS 40 AND 41, WHIS-
PERING PINES, UNIT 11,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3
AT PAGE 19 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

AK/A 181 BETTY RAE
DRIVE: WEWAHITCHKA,
FLORIDA 32465

Any person claiming an in-
terest in. the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the Us Pend-
ens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

Dated in Gulf County, Flor-
ida this 18th day of No-
vember, 2008.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
By: Jasmine Hysmith

If you Are a person with a
disability who needs assis-
tance in order to partici-
pate in a program or serv-
ice of the State Courts
System, you should con-
tact the Court
Administrator's office at:
(850) 747-5327, fax (850)
747-5717 within two (2)
working days of receipt of
this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired,
please call
1-800-955-8771.

Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
RO. Box 23028
Tampa, FL 33623
(813)221-4743
08-05446
December 18, 25, 2008

9274S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

WACHOVIA MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,

vs.

JOSEPH CASEY


I ..... aJ
YARBROUGH, et al,
Defendantss.

CASE NO:
2008-CA-000136
DIVISION

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN Pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated November 17, 2008,
and entered in Case No.
2008-CA-000136 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Gulf County, Flor-
ida in which Wachovia
Mortgage Corporation, is
the Plaintiff and Joseph
Casey Yarbrough, are de.
fendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash in/on, Gulf County,
Florida at on the 8th day of
January, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as
set forth in said Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure:

LOT 4, BEACHSIDE SUB-
DIVISION, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE
38, OF THE PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

A/K/A 132 LOUISIANA
LANE: CAPE SAN BLAS,
FLORIDA 32456

Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, If any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of this Us Pend-
ens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

Dated in Gulf County, Flor-
ida this 18th day of No-
vember, 2008.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff -
RO. Box 23028
Tampa, FL 33623
(813) 221-4743
08-05158
December 18, 25, 2008
9398S
NOTICE
OF SHERIFF'S SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT PURSUANT
TO A FINAL JUDGEMENT
ISSUED IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF LEON
COUNTY DATED FEBRU-
ARY 28, 2008 IN THE
CAUSE WHEREIN CAPI-
TAL CITY BANK WAS
PLAINTIFF, AND C.H.
PROPERTIES, LLC; C.Q.
DEVELOPMENTS, LLC;
JAMES A. COX, INDIVIDU-
ALLY; JEFFERY.
HARTLINE, INDIVIDUALLY;
AND ALAN T. STEWART,
INDIVIDUALLY WAS DE-
FENDANT BEING CASE
NO. 2008-CA-003419.

I, JOSEPH NUGENT, AS
SHERIFF OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA WILL
HAVE LEVIED UPON ALL
THE RIGHT TITLE AND IN-'
TEREST OF THE DE-
FENDANTS C.H. PROPER-
TIES, LLC; C.Q. DEVEL-
OPMENTS, LLC; 'JAMES
A. COX, INDIVIDUALLY;
JEFFERY. HARTUNE, IN-
DIVIDUALLY; AND ALAN T
STEWART, INDIVIDUALLY
IN THE INTEREST OF A
2006 GREEN CHEVROLET
COLORADO (PICKUP),
V I N
#1GCCS198068213398,
TITLE #94806776, FL.
TAG T725GX; A WHITE
CHEVROLET COLORADO
(PICKUP), VIN
#1GCCS198168211160,
TITLE #9480557, FL. TAG
T721GX; A 2006
ALUM./SILVER CHEVRO-
LET COLORADO
(PICKUP), VIN
#1GCCS198368211967,
TITLE #94806005, FL.
TAG T722GX; AND ON
THE 29TH DAY OF DE-
CEMBER, 2008 AT THE
FRONT STEPS OF THE


1100
GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE IN PORT ST JOE,
FLORIDA AT THE HOUR
OF 11:00 A.M. E.S.T. OR
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, I
WILL OFFER SAID PROP-
ERTY AT PUBLIC OUTCRY
AND WILL THE SAME,
SUBJECT TO ALL PRIOR
LIENS, ENCUMBRANCES
AND JUDGEMENTS, IF
ANY, TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER OR BIDDERS
FOR CASH. THE PRO-
CEEDS TO BE APPLIED
AS FOR AS MAY BE TO
THE PAYMENT OF COSTS
AND SATISFACTION OF
THE ABOVE DESCRIBED
EXECUTION.

SHERIFF
JOSEPH NUGENT

IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICA WITH DIS-
ABILITIES ACT PERSONS
WITH DISABILITIES THAT
NEED A SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATION TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THE PRO-
CEEDING SHOULD CON-
TACT NO LATER THAN
SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO
THE PROCEEDING AT
850-227-1115.
December 4, 11, 18, 25,
2008
9467S
IN THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

SUPERIOR BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

MICHAEL JOSEPH WAHL
and GRAMERCY PLANTA-
TION OWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.,
Defendants.

CASE NO. 08-000355-CA

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated November 26, 2008,
and entered in Civil Action
No. 08-355 CA of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Second
Judicial Circuit in and for
Franklin County, Florida,
wherein the parties were
the Plaintiff, SUPERIOR
BANK, and the Defend-
ants, MICHAEL JOSEPH
WAHL and GRAMERCY
PLANTATION OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., I will
sell to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at 11:00
a.m. (Eastern Time) on the
8th day of January, 2008,
at the front steps of the
Franklin County Court-
house, Apalachicola, Flor-
ida, the
following-described real
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:

Lot 102, Gramercy Planta-
tion, Phase 2, according to
the plat thereof, recorded
in Plat Book 8, pages 41
through 43, of the public
records of Franklin
County, Florida.

The successful bidder at
the sale will be required to
place the requisite state
documentary stamps on
the Certificates of Title.

DATED this 2nd day of De-
cember, 2008

Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON
Clerk of the Court
Franklin County, Florida
By:Michele Maxwell
As Deputy Clerk
December 18, 25, 2008
9491S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL COURT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY

IN RE: The Estate of
GWENDOLYN L. HAM-
MON,
Decedent.

CASE NO.: 08-52PR


1100

NOTICE
OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
Estate of GWENDOLYN L.
HAMMON, File No.
08-52PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The name and address of
the Personal Representa-
tive and the Personal Rep-
resentative's attorney are
as set forth below.

ALL. INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

All persons on whom this
Notice is served who have
objections that challenge
the qualifications of the
Personal Representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court, are required to
file their objections with
this Court within the latter
of three (3) months after
the date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice or
thirty (30) days after the
date of service of a copy of
the Notice on them.

All 'creditors of the Dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against Decedent's Estate
on whom a copy of this
Notice is served, within
three (3) months after the
date of the first publication
of this Notice must file their
claims with, this Court
within the latter of three (3)
months after the date of
the first publication of this
Notice or thirty (30) days
after the date of service of
a copy of this Notice on
them.

All creditors of the Dece-
dent and persons having
claims or demands against
Decedent's Estate must file
their claims with this Court
within three (3) months af-
ter the date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice.

ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS,
AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.

The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is De-
cember 18, 2008.

Timothy Alan Hammon
Personal Representative
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Timothy J. McFarland, Es-
quire
RO. Box 202
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL.32456
FL Bar No.: 0984868
(850) 227-3113
Attorney for Personal
Representative
December 18, 25, 2008
9493S
IN THE FOURTEENTH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA

COASTAL COMMUNITY
BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

WENDY BATTS, HOWIE
BATTS, JOHANNA WHITE
and CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Defendants.

CASE NO.: 07-499-CA

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Decem-
ber 1, 2008, and entered in
Civil Action No. 07-499-CA
of the Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Gulf County,
Florida, wherein the parties
were the plaintiff,
COASTAL COMMUNITY
BANK, and the defend-
ants, WENDY BATTS,
HOWIE BATTS, JOHANNA
WHITE, and CAPITAL CITY


1 1100
BANK, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, at 11:00 a.m.
(Eastern Time) on the 15th
day of January, 2009, at
the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida, the
following-described real
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:

Lots Ten (10) and Twelve
(12), Block Sixty-Five (65),
City of Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, according to the Offi-
cial Plat thereof on file in
the Office of the Circuit
Court Clerk of Gulf County,
Florida.

The successful bidder at
the sale will be required to
place the requisite state
documentary stamps on
the Certificate of Title.

DATED this 2nd day of De-
cember, 2008.

HON. REBECCA L. NOR-
RIS
CLERK OF COURT
By: Jasmine Hysmith
Clerk/Deputy Clerk

FRANK A. BAKER, ESQ.
4431 Lafayette Street.
Marianna, FL 32446
December 18,25, 2008
9536S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE .14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

U.S. BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION AS TRUSTEE,
PLAINTIFF,

VS.

CLARA JOHNSON YON
A/K/A CLARA DEAN
JOHNSON A/K/A CLARA D
YON A/K/A CLARA
JOHNSON

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERV-
ICE

TO: CLARA JOHNSON
YON A/K/A CLARA DEAN
JOHNSON A/K/A CLARA D
YON A/K/A CLARA JOHN-
SON AND GLEN YON
A/K/A GLEN LEE YON

whose residence is un-
known if he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they
be dead, the unknown de-
fendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, un-
der, or against the Defend-
ants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, and all
parties having or claiming
to have any right, title or
interest in the property de-
scribed in the mortgage
being foreclosed herein.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following property:

LOT 7 OF BLOCK B, RED
-BULL ISLAND SUBDIVI-
SION, UNIT #2,. GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AN
UNRECORDED PLAT.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 900 South Pine
Island Road #400, Planta-
tion, FL 33324-3920 on or
before January 19, 2009,
(no later than 30 days from
the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice of ac-
tion) and file the original
with the clerk of this court
either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the
complaint or petition filed
herein.

WITNESS my hand and


1100
the seal of this Court at
GULF County, Florida, this
10th day bf December,
2008.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: JASMINE HYSMITH
DEPUTY CLERK

LAW OFFICES OF DAVID
J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN-
TIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND
ROAD SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL
33324-3920

IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion should contact
COURT ADMINISTRA-
TION, at the GULF County
Courthouse at NONE,
1-800-955-8771 TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.
December 25, 2008, Janu-
ary 1, 2009
9541S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA

HSBC MORTGAGE SER-
VICES INC,
Plaintiff,

vs.

CLIFFORD PITTS A/K/A
CLIFFORD HILTON PITTS,
etal,
Defendants.

CASE. NO.:
23-2008-CA-000342

AMENDED NOTICE OF
ACTION

TO:
CLIFFORD PITTS A/K/A
CLIFFORD HILTON PITTS
Last Known Address: 126
Dawkins Street,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Current Mailing Address: P
O Box 884, Wewahitchka,
FL 32465
Also Attempted at: 3861 S
Highway 71, Wewahitchka,
FL 32465
Current Residence Un-
known

MICHELLE PITTS
Last Known Address: 126
Dawkins Street,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Also Attempted at: P 0
Box 884, Wewahitchka, FL
32465 and 3861 S High-
way 71, Wewahitchka, FL
32465
Current Residence Un-
known

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described
property:

COMMENCING AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 12, AND RUNN-
ING THENCE SOUTH A
DISTANCE OF 15.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE CON-
TINUING SOUTH A DIS-
TANCE OF 195.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 85 DE-
GREES 01 MINUTES 00
SECONDS WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 210.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 00 MINUTES 00
SECONDS WEST FOR
195.00 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 85 DEGREES 01
MINUTES 00 SECONDS
EAST ALONG THE SOUTH
LINE OF A 30 FOOT DIRT
ROAD A DISTANCE OF
210.00 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
SAID PROPERTY LYING
IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4,
SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP
5 SOUTH, RANGE 10
WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

PARCEL #2
BEGINNING AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF


1 1100
SOUTHWEST QUARTER
OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF SECTION
12, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH,
RANGE 10 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 00
DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00
SECONDS EAST ALONG
THE EAST LINE OF
SOUTHWEST QUARTER
OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF SAID SEC-
TION 12 FOR 15.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 885
DEGREES 01 MINUTES 00
SECONDS WEST FOR
210.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 00 MINUTES 00
SECONDS WEST FOR
15.00 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 00 DEGREES 00
MINUTES 00 SECONDS
WEST FOR 15.00 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 85
DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00
SECONDS EAST FOR
210.00 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 0.072 AC-
RES, MORE OR LESS.

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it,
on Marshall C. Watson,
PA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800
NW 49TH STREET, SUITE
120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL
33309 on or before Janu-
ary 19, 2009, a date which
is within (30) days after the
first publication of this No-
tice in THE STAR and file
the original with the Clerk
of this. Court either before
service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default
will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in
the complaint.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 (ADA), disa-
bled persons who,
beacsue of their disabili-
ties, need special accom-
modation to participate in
this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 1000 5th Street, Port
St Joe, FL 32456 ot Tele-
phone (850) 229-6113
prior to such proceeding.

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court this
10th day of December,
2008.

Rebecca Norris
As Clerk of the Court
By Jasmine Hysmith
As Deputy Clerk
December 25, 2008, Janu-
ary 1, 2009
9542S
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL 'JURISDICTION
DIVISION

U.S. BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE CERTIFI-
CATEHOLDERS OF SARM
2006-8,
PLAINTIFF,

VS.

GEORGE DAACON, ET
AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.

CASE NO:
23-2008-CA-000262

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERV-
ICE

TO: GEORGE DAACON
AND THE KNOWN
SPOUSE OF GEORGE
DAACON

whose residence is un-
known if he/shelthey be
living: and if he/sheithey
be dead, the unknown de-
fendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under
or against the Defendants,


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dead or alive, and all par- LIENORS, AND TRUS- A/K/A LINDA DOUGLAS estate must file their claims King Kutter Post hole Beach, Canal Front, boat
ties having or claiming to TEES, AND ALL OTHER with this court WITHIN 3 digger for 3pt-PTO, 40 in dock, fp, no pet's, $1,100
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scribed in the mortgage AGAINST THE NAMED living; and if he/she/they LICATION OF THIS NO- 850-653-2897 1000 sq. ftfeaturing two 850 Ave. Cute Bun- HLet's Trade
being foreclosed herein. DEFENDANT(S); be dead, the unknown de- TICE. Attention!!! rvate offices, bathroom 1404 Long Ave. Cute Bun- Houses
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FIED that an action to fore- grantees, assignees, WITHIN THE TIME PERI- will train, Call 850978-2099 lawncare, $500 mord pays taxes and ins., or my
close a mortgage on the YOU ARE HEREBY re- lienors, creditors, trustees, ODS SET FORTH IN SEC- 727-865-6795 lawncaremoenan beautiful $170,000 home in
following property: quired to file your answer and all parties claiming an TION 733.702 OF THE pays lawncare. Ca North Carolina for your
or written defenses, if any, interest by. through, under FLORIDA PROBATE CODE 850-76-460 1 beautiful home in the Pan-
THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 10 in the above proceeding or against the Defendants, WILL BE FOREVER Century 21 Gulf Coast Re- handle, Call 252-926-9525
AND ALL OF LOT 11, with the Clerk of this Court, who are not known to be BARfRED. I 6110 alty long term rentals avail- or tomandritac@
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PLAT THEREOF AS RE- Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 terest in the property de- FORTH ABOVE, ANY 4100 Help Wanted month Port St. Joe, St. George
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK King Palm Drive, Tampa, scribed in the mortgage CLAIM FILED TWO (2) 4130 Employment Staff 1 br apt. at SJB incl. all Destiny #1 2 br, 1 ba 115- Island and St. James Bay
2, PAGE 5, OF THE PUB- FL 33619-1328, telephone being foreclosed herein. YEARS OR MORE AFTER Information St. Josepih Bay Humane utilities included, available 40th St. $550 per month Previously Bank Owned
LIC RECORDS OF GULF (813) 915-8660, facsimile THE DECEDENT'S DATE Society is now accepting starting Dec. 25th Call Gulf Point #4 2 br, 2.5 ba Property. Priced way below
COUNTRY, FLORIDA. (813) 915-0559, by Janu- YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI- OF DEATH IS BARRED. applications. Must enjoy 850-527-7227 7172 Hwy 98 $1000 per market value! Prices start-
ary 19, 2009, the nature of FlED that an action to fore- working for animals & be month ing at $35,000. Please call
has been filed against you this proceeding being a close a mortgage on the The date of first publica- 4100 honest & dependable! 2 br, 1 ba, apartments Indian Lagoon Cottages 3 Counts Real Estate Group
and are required to serve a suit for foreclosure of mort- following property: tion of this notice is De- Please apply in person at Hiland View. Call Phil br, 2 ba SR-30 Indian Pass at 850-249-3615.
copy of your written de- gage against the following cember 25, 2008. ic ran rt 1007 Tenth St., Port St 227-2112 or Kenny. $850 per month
fenses, if any, to it on DA- described property, to wit: LOT S 8 AND 9, BLOCK 86 Logistics/Transportation Joe, Tues. Sat., between 227-7241 for more info Palmetto Plantation 3 br, 3
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Plaintiff's attorney, whose LOT 29 AND 30, BLOCK E, TION TO THE CITY OF George J. Armour, Sr. Driver Trainees ody. PSJHS is an equal Efficiency Rooms.Weekly month
address is 900 South Pine COLLEGE PARK ADDI- PORT ST. JOE, AS PER 2773 Murphy Lane NEEDED opportunity employer & or monthly rentals Down- Paradise Porch 2 br, 2 ba 7120
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than 30 days from the date THEREOF, AS RE- COUNTY, FLORIDA. Mel C. Magidson Jr. Earn up to $900/wk. Ho me iii: br, 2 ba 109- 30th St. $580 Office Building
of the first publication of CORDED IN PLAT BOOK I Florida Bar No. 261629 weekends with TMC. Com-rn per month 402 Reid Ave., Port St
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file the original with the LIC RECORDS OF GULF and you are required to RO. Box 340 n 1-e866-280-5309 42-b 2 br, 2 ba 121- 42ncd acre. Price $390,000 or
clerk of this court either COUNTY, FLORIDA. serve a copy of your writ- Port St. Joe, FL 32457 ing1-866-280-5309 Earn up to $500 weekly Sale or Lease, Mexico St. $650 per month make offer. Call
before service on Plaintiff's ten defenses, if any, to it Telephone: (850) 227-7800 assembling our angel pins Beach Great location. 1 Surf & Sands unit 42-C 4 850-402-8015. Realtors
attorney or immediately To include a: on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Fax: (850) 227-7878 in the comfort of your Own block to Beach, 3br, 2ba, br, 2 ba 121-42ncd St. welcomed.
thereafter; otherwise a de- Unknown Unknown VIN Plaintiffs attorney, whose. Attorney for George J. Ar- Medical/Health home. No experience MH, deck, $229,000 con- $850 per month
fault will be entered Unknown and Unknown address is 900 South Pine mour, Sr. req'd. Call 813-944-3351 or sider all serious offers or 6 Ponderosa #18 3 br,2 ba 'kCapkial City
against you for the relief Island Road #400, Planta- Dpcember 25, 2008 Registered visit www.angelpin.net mo min. Ise. $900 mo + #18 Ponderosa Pines Dr.
demanded in the com- A'K/A tion, FL 33324-3920 on or January 1, 2009 Nurs util.803-604-0289 or$850 per month More than your bank.
plaint or petition filed before January 26, 2009, NUrse 803-397-4869 Call 850-648-5449 or Your banker.
herein. 254 CATALPA STREET (no later than 30 days from Local Managed Care Audi- POSTAL & GOV'T JOB 850-229-1200 for more in-
WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465 the date of the first publi- ting Firm is seeking 2 Reg- INFO FOR SALE? formation
WITNESS my hand and cation of this notice of ac- istered Nurses w/ valid FI. Towing & Roadside Serv-
the seal of this Court at If you fail to file your an- tion) and file the original p License for'the following Co for sale $185000
GULF County, Florida, this swer or written defenses in with the clerk of this court positions R.N.: Pri- 1 br, 1 ha, furn. $500 + all remaining equip, serv-
10th day of December, the above proceeding, on either before service on One Full time RN.: Pr- 1 ing Bay, Gulf, & Franklin.
2008. plaintiff's attorney, a de- Plaintiffs attorney or imme- mary duty to write medical Some util, $250 dp. How- Gufare 647-5788 leave message.
fault will be entered diately thereafter; other- appeals, Acute clinical You NEVER have to pay ard Creek Call 522-9515 or r e6758
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT against you for the relief wise a default will be en- nursing experience in a for information about 326-0785 or 827-2906 Large light and bright 1 br,
COURT demanded in the Comn- tered against you for the hospital setting (2-5 yrs), federal or postal jobs. If W/D, Tle and Carpet, pri-
BY: JASMINE HYSMITH plaint or Petition. relief demanded in the U.R. nursing experience in you see a job 1, 2, & 3 vac fenced with deck,
DEPUTY CLERK complaint or petition filed ETS & kANIMAL a hospital setting (1-2 yrs), "guarantee", contact the Bedroom pooltennis court, private
DATED at GULF County herein. Must be able to perform FTC.B7150
LAW OFFICES OF. DAVID this 9th day of December, 2110 Pets: Free to Retrospective utilization re- The Federal Trade Houses beachmo. Pet85063 okay. $69
J. STERN 2008. WITNESS my hand and .Good Home view for level of acute care Commission for rent in Port St. Joe; Call 85-639-2690 Vacant Lot
ATTORNEY FOR the seal of this Court at 2120 Pet Supplies utilizing Interqual criteria, is America's consumer 850-227-7800 House For Rent, in St. 125 Crane Dr, Port St Joe,
PALITNIFF Clerk of the Circuit Court GULF County, Florida, this 2130 Farm Animals/ perform a comprehensive protection agency. .Joe Beach, 3 br, 2 ba,. FL, .468 acre lot. Price
Supplies clinical review & formalize
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND By Jasmine Hysmith 15th day of December, etsLesck a written medical appea ww.ftc.govobscms 2 br, 1 ba, furnished, 8935 large yard, Call Gene at $60,000 or make offer.
ROAD SUITE 400 Deputy Clerk 2008. Petsivestock a written medical appeal www.ftc.gov/jobscams Lighthouse Ave, Beacon 850-830-9342. Call 850-402-8015.
PLANTATION, FL using clinical expertise 1-877-FTC-HELP Hill, $500 month. Call Severa long term rentals Realtors Welcome
33324-3920 In accordance with the CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT along w/ Interqual Criteria 850-6254955 or Several long term re
American with Disabilities COURT for rationale. Must possess A public service 580-276-1680 available in Mexico Beach/ (at I City
IN ACCORDANCE WITH Act of 1990, persons need- By: Jasmine Hysmith excellent reading & writing message from the FTC 58027-1680 St. Joe Beach call
THE AMERICANS WITH ing a special accommo- DEPUTY CLERK | 2100 skills, basic computer and The News Herald 648-1012 More than your bank.
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TRATION, at the GULF than seven days prior to sons with disabilities need- excellent working dogs or independently in a timely .. Creek, no pets $375 mo, St. Joe Beach
County Courthouse at the proceedings. If hearing .ing a special accommoda- pet's. 2 males, 5 females, 8 manner. $300 deposit, Call Beautiful 3 br, 2 ba gulf
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or impaired, please call (800) tion should contact wks, NFL-K9, Howard One Part time R.N. Pri- 850-340-1631 view home, $1100/mo.
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HURST; UNKNOWN should request an RFQ 9610S Equipment 8340- Motorhomes
SPOUSE OF PATRICIA A. package via email IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 3170-Collectibles The Gulf Bo d of County ForRent, clean14x70Mo
WHITEHURST; JAMES T. dbentley@gcwb.org or OF THE FOURTEENTH 3180 Electronics The Gulf County Board of County For Rent, clean 4x70 Mo
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DEFENDANTS(S) SAIFRE- December25, 2008 GEORGE JAMES AR- 3260- Health & Fitness sitions are available. Applications Available Dec. 1st blocks from dedicated Ford
DEFENDANTS(S), IF RE- December25,2008 MOURJR. 3270 Jewelry/Clothing vailableDec.s bch, adjacent to parks Ford Explorer 1995 6 cyl
MARRIED,T AND IF DE 9574S Deceased.3280-Machinery/ and a complete job description are 1000sq.ft. large screened porch. inder, leather, Cd player,
CEASED, THE RESPEC- Equipment Consisting of
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS NOTICE OF SALE 3290 Medical Equipment available in our Human Resources $575 month + utilities. De- green, grey interior, good
DEVISEES, GRANTEESa .- 3300-Miscellaneous 3-Offices posit required. Available gas mileage, $950 cal
ASSIGNEES, CREDTRS' Notice is hereby given that 3310 Musical Instruments Office (1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. 1-ADA Bathroom after Jan. 1, 2009. 323-0591 or 653-3923,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, Bayou Storage. pursuawi nt NOTICE TO CREDITORS 3320- Blvd. Port St. Joe, Robert Moore 500 sq.ft. Warehouse 850-867-0371 or 227-2549
TEES, AND ALL OTHER MIG oforofferfor sell after The administration oftheAdmin Building, Room 301) or at $estaurant/Ho850.00/0 Gross
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, 01/01/2009, the miscella- estate of George James 3340-Sporting Goods Admin Building, Room 301), or at G
GAHROUINST THE NAMED neous items belonging to Armour Jr., deceased, 3350 Tckes (Buy & ) www.gulfcountygovemment.com America's .
DEFENDANT(S); GULTHE NAMEDF the following tenant: whose date of death was Full time positions start at $27,040, Mini-Strage and Wewa 2 br, 1 ba $400 mo 2 z80
COUNT BSARD OF Wendy Province Unit September 12. 2008. is r t e positions start at $27,040, Mi"ni-4orage and00 dep.Wing to 2 Su V
COUNTY COMMISSION #204. Unit contents may pending in the ircuit er part-time position pay will be based Office Complex trade rent for help fixing truder 40K miles, new
NERS; WHETHER DIS- be redeemed by owner Court for Gulf County, 850-229-8014 up. 639,5721 exualst new throttle cable
ER W THE prior to 01/01/2009 for Florida, Probate Division, Dentist on experience. new saddle bags, hel-
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EXISTING, TOGETHER December 25, 208 1000 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., 325 Long Ave NL. mets, 1 leather jacket,
WITH ANY GRANT December 25,208 $3200 obo 850-227-1192
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS' January 1, 2009 Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Applications will be accepted un- or 850 227 5354
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, The names and addressesent- America's 27535
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UNKNOWN TENANT #1; DIVISION dent and other persons 7100- Homes
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have ice. Don't forget my baby
sister.
Your friend,
Traderian Givens

Dear Santa,
I want a little bit of stuff for
Christmas. Mrs. Nobles wants
me to write about two things. I
want a gold ear ring and some
white pants. Oh and don't
forget my mama!
Your friend,
Canaan Goddin

Dear Santa,
I would like a little box of
tiny skateboards and please
don't forget my sister Taylor.
I go to school at Port St. Joe
Elementary school. I am 8
years old and I have been
good this year
Love,
Curtis Todd

Dear Santa,
I would like a bike and a
digital littest pet shop planner.
That is all I want. Also do not
forget my baby sister and my
big sister. I am 7 year old and
go to Port St. Joe Elementary
School.
Love,
Maria Palacios

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Can I have a Nacar 09 game
and a backyard football game
for my Playstation 2. I hope
your elves are doing good.
Your. friend,
Joseph Canningham

Dear Santa,
I want an iPod for Christmas
and a surprise. My brother
wants a Spiderman for
Christmas.
Your friend,
Katie Dykes

Dear Santa,
I have been a very good,
boy this year. So can I
please have a Four Wheeler,
Nintendo DS (Blue) and a Blue
Razor phone.
Thank you Santa,
Love Michael Strickland

Dear Santa,
I was a good girl this
year. Please bring me a
trampoline and a Hanna
Montana camera and a pair
of pink skates and a lava lamp
and a bell for little bird.
Thank you, and I love you
much.
Sara

Dear Santa,
I would like a.four wheeler
a scooter and some vsmile
games this year. I have been
mostly good this~year and I will
leave you a snack.
Thank you,
Jonathan Vickers
Age 6

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl.
Please bring me a scooter, a
Bye.Bye Choo Choo doll and


a new dress up set. I love you.
Alyson Strickland

Dear Santa, ,
Merry Christmas! I've been
a good girl and I help my
brothers, Hunter and Braden.
I would like a Baby Alive that
wiggles when she's wet and
a Barbie doll set and a play
doggie that eats and likes its
hair to be brushed.
Love,
Leanna Baumgardner

Dear Santa,
I am Corey Phelps. I am six
years old, and three months
is my birthday. I'm going to
be seven. Please send me a
robot, even a airplane, even a
toy car. I want for Christmas a
nutcracker.
Love,
Corey Phelps,

Dear Santa,
I want a Vet D-Rex toy car,
Hot Wheels race track and
Wii. I've been good. I am five
years old.
Love,
Corbin

Dear Santa,
Baby doll
Baby stroller
Stuffed animal.
Maryssa Hand
5 years old

Dear Santa,
I want a dirt bike, stuffed
animal and a fishing pole
please.
I love you,
Gabriel Haney

Dear Santa,
I want for Xmas Bratz doll
with kittens, some makeup and
toys for my kittens.
Love,
Linsey
Age 5


Dear Santa, I
My name is Miles Butler
and I am six years old. I would
like for you to bring me a
gas powered four wheeler, a
weight bench and a
compound bow. We will have
milk and cookies on the table
for you.
Miles

Dear Santa,
My name is Troy Bell. This
year I want a set of drums, a
Wii with games, and stuff for
my brother and sister. Thank
you.
Love
Troy Bell
Kindergarten/Age 5

Dear Santa,
My mama is Savannah. I
am 5 years old. For Christmas
I want a telephone to call
nunua a computer to learn
and a copchcake maker. I love
Christmas!
Love,
Savannah

Dear Santa,
My name is Alden Folwer. I
am 6 years old. I want to get
some Power Rangers, a sword
some transformers. P.S. I would
like a White Christmas.
Alden Fowler

Dear Santa,
My name is Bryson Lee. I
am a. good little boy. I am 5
years old. Please bring me a
Nintendo DS with games and
I want a cupcake maker and
I want a blue 4-wheeler. I will
leave you cookies and milk.
Watch out for my dog, Coco.
I love you very much,
Bryson L.

Dear Santa,
My name is Gabrielle. I am
6 years old. I want a guitar,


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my size Barbie and a High
School musical doll. Could
you bring my god brother
Aydan.a Sponge Bob toy, my
sister Samantha a nice gift, my
brother Kyle something Star
Wars. I will leave you milk and
cookies.
I love you,
Gabrielle Nicodemus

Dear Santa,
I have been a very good
girl. I would like some roller
skqtes, i-pod and nintindeo ds.
Love,
Hannah 5

Dear Santa,
My name is Brooklyn
Sheppard and I am 6 years
old. I have been a very good
girl this year. I would like you
to bring me a princess doll,
some makeup, and some
drawing stuff.
Love,
Brooklyn

Dear Jesus,
Thank you for coming to
die on the cross for us. Help
me to be a good girl and help
the people who need things.
Help me not to peak in my
stocking and under the tree
before Christmas day. I would
like some books, crayons,
babydolls, and some high
heels that fit me.
Happy Birthday,
Allie Godwin

Dear Santa,
I have been extra nice this
week and I would love to get
1 Superman Xbox game, a
bumble bee transformer and a
boy Easybake oven for me and
my brother.
Love me,
Keaston Hopper

Dear Santa,
My name is Austin Ardand
I am 6 years old I have been
good this year I would like Hot
Wheeles beat that.
Luv,
Austin

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me "Frank,"
a tool box and a Buzz
lightyear video game. Please
bring something for my Bubba
and Sissy too. I will leave you
milk and cookies and a carrot
for Rudolph.
Love,
Alex Strickland
5 years old
Dear Santa Claus,
Have you seen me being
a good boy in your snow
'globe? I would like some
Pixos, a captain hook suit, and
a microphone. I am 5 years
old. I will leave cookies and
milk.
Love,
Brayden Register

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me Martian
Matter Alien maker, and a


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space ship for my aliens to
ride in and a Hot Wheels
Race Track. You know the one
with the dinosaurs trying to eat
the cars. Thank you very
much!
Love,
Bradley Lewis
Age 5

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Wii
Lizard
Spider
Love,
Henry

Dear Santa,
I want a Baby Alive. I want
a Nintendo DS.
Love,
Hailey

Dear Santa,
My name is Hayden Byrd.
I have been a good boy this
year. I would like to have a
nintindo DS, games and
some movies. Thank you
Santa.
Love,
Hayden Byrd

Dear Santa,
My name is Haylie Byrd.
I have been a good girl this
year. Could you bring me a
doll, a Nintendo DS and the
game Cooking Mama for it.
Thank you.
Love,
Haylie Byrd


Dear Santa,
I have been good this
year and would like to tell
you what I want for
Christmas.
Here is my Christmas
list!
I would like a red'
Nintendo D.S. A new game
for the Wii. Possibly if I get
a D.S. a game for it. Also
new clothes and money
and new thing's for people
that do not have anything.
Love,
Katherine

Dear Santa,
I would like a new game
for my leapster, a bolt stuffed
animal, a parakeet stuffed
animal, and a bell from your
sleigh please.
Love,
Marcella Phelps

Dear Santa,
I have been really, really
good this year. Here's my wish
for Christmas!
Stuffed animals
Clothes
Trampoline
Camera
Shoes
Movies
I also want to ask you
to'bring. some very special
presents to all the other kids
around the world who aren't
as lucky as I am.


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Thanks for making
such wonderful presents
every year (and thank all
of your elves, too!). Also,
could you please give
the reindeer some carrots
from me?
XOXOXO,
Skylar Clayton

Dear Santa,
I have been really,
really good this year.
Here's my wish for
Christmas!
Clothes
Books
Walker
Stuffed animals
Little push car
I also want to ask
you to bring some very
special presents to all
the other kids around the
world who aren't as lucky
as I am.
Thanks for making
such wonderful presents
every year (and thank all
of your elves, too!). Also,
could you please give
the reindeer some carrots
from me?
XOXOXO,
Christina Clayton

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want
a Nintendo DS, games
for my DS, a pet shop
toy, another fish, arts
and craft stuff, Easy Bake
food, beads to make
jewelry, a stuffed animal
maker and an Ipod.
Anaiisa
Xxxooo

Dear Santa,
My name is Cliff.
I think you are nice.
For Christmas I want a
puppet, a bear and a
fake puppy.
Thank you,
Love,
Cliff

Dear Santa,
Could you bring me
some presents and a
candy cane from the
North Pole? I want a 4-
wheeler, a dirt bike and
a remote control truck.
Love,
Ezekial

Dear Santa,
I have been good this
year. I never move my -
bee to red in Mrs. Terry's
class. I want an electric
scooter, a 4-wheeler, a
motorcycle and books
for Christmas. I like
Christmas!
Love,
Aiden

Dear Santa,
I love you! Please tell
Jingle the Elf thank you
for the coloring books
he left us in Mrs. Terry's
class. I want a baby doll,
a basketball and a dog
for Christmas. I want a
camera, too.
Love,
Sheretta

Dear Santa,
My name is JaDarien.
I am 6 years old. I like
your reindeer and your
Santa suit. For Christmas
this year I want a bike,
an X-box and games. I
like Power Wheels, too.
I want a new backpack,
too.
Love,
JaDarien
Dear Santa,
I have been very
good! Could you please
bring me a 4-wheeler,
a Wii and candy for
Christmas? Oh, and a
2009 wrestling game for
my Playstation 2.
Love,
Evod


Dear Santa,
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in White City. We made
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Dear Santa,
My name is Jasmine
and I am 5 years old. I
really like anything for
Christmas. Bring my
mommy a tiny shed.
Bring my daddy an ABC
book.
Love,
Jasmine

Dear Santa,
I live in Port St. Joe. I
want a bike, a game, a
toy, and a jeep. My sister
wants a Barbie. My mom
wants a lamp. My dad
wants a book.
Love,
Ashley
7 years old

Dear Santa,
I have been good all
year. Santa, just surprise
me for Christmas. My
sister is two years old.
Her name is Olivia. A
Barbie would be good
for her.
Love,
Jack
6 years old

Dear Santa,
My name is Synia
and I am 5 years old. I
want a Hanna Montana
guitar and microphone.
My brother wants a
4-wheeler. My baby
brother wants a little
horse.
Love,
Synia

Dear Santa,
Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry
Christmas. I have been
a good boy this week. I
want an X-box and a CD
game and a Ipod.
Love,
Neshon

Dear Santa,
My name is Caleb
Wright. I am 5 years old.
I have been a good boy
this year and would like
a drum set, a DS and a
skateboard.
Love,
Caleb
Dear Santa,
My name is Payton.
I am 5. I would like a
train set, a toy gun or a
helicopter.
Love,
Payton

Dear Santa,
My name is London
Miles. I have been good.
I would like a BB gun,
moon sand, a guitar and
a basketball goal.
Thanks.
Love,
Landon


Dear Santa,
My name is Tyler. I am
5. I want a Wii game, a
toy gun and a DS game.
Love,
Tyler

Dear Santa,
I would like to have a
bike, computer and cell
phone and for my brother
he would love a fire truck
and a basketball.
Thank you,
Shayleigh Dawson
5 years old

Dear Santa,
This is my Christmas
list for you, Santa. I
would like a Barbie
doll and Karaoke and
Hannah Montana guitar.
I will put you some milk
and cookies out.
Love,
Brianna Lynn Baker
5 years old

Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. I
want a toy rifle, a toy
six-shooter and a toy
mustang that I can drive.
Thank you,
Navarre Slack

Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is
Leondra Leslie, and I am
5 years old. I want a
bike, a Barbie doll, and
a kitchen set. In return I
will leave you some milk
and cookies. I forgot
something, I wanted a
baby doll with a stroller.
Thank you.
Love,
Leondra

Dear Santa,
I would like a bike,
bubbles and a dog.
Love,
Kaleigh B.
Age 5

Dear Santa,
My name is Cheyanne
Hanlon. I want a puppie
in my pocket and littlest
pet shop for Christmas.
I have been a good
girl this year. I hope
you come to my house
because milk and cookies
will be waiting and water
will be waiting for you
reindeers, especially
Rudolph. I am so excited
that you are coming! I
hope you stop by my
house.
Yours truly,
Cheyanne Hanlon
Age 9
P.S. Does your
reindeer fly and I live on
Pompano Street

Dear Santa,
I have been good this
year. I would like a blue
Nintendo DS, a wheeli
cycle, some clothes for
me and the homeless


people and some games
for my DS.
Love,
Brooks
P.S. Please bring Mrs.
Suzanne d new car.

Dear Santa,
My name is Levi. I
have been a good boy
this year and I hope you
bring me Diego motion
and trains for Christmas.
I hope you come to my
house because milk and
cookies will be waiting
for you and water will
be waiting for your
reindeers, especially
Rudolph. I really hope
you come because I am
so excited that your are
coming.
Love,
Levi Hanlon
Age 3
P.S. I live on Pompano
Street

Dear Santa,
My name is Cameron
Brown. I am three years
old. I have been a good
boy sometimes. I have
been a good big brother
and I try to share with
my baby sister. I love
Thomas Trains. Would
you please bring me
Neville, Duke, Billy and
the Old Slow Coach?
My two kitties would like
a ball and a mouse. My
sister would like a kitchen
so she can play cooking.
I do not have a
chimney so you can just
knock on the door. I
will leave you chocolate
chip cookies and a glass
of milk right next to my
Christmas tree and I will
leave Rudolph some corn,
but Rudolph probably
can't come inside. I am


trying to be extra good
so I can get four trains
because that is a lot.
I Love You,
Cameron

Dear Santa,
My name is Jake
Jones and I am two
years old. I have been
great this year. I would
like some toys and a
bike for Christmas. My
brother is a little bit
good, would you bring
him some toys too? I will
ask my Mommy to leave
you some dinner under
the tree, you might be
hungry. I will open the
door for you when you
come to my house.
Love,
Jake

Dear Papa Noel,
My name is Alex
Taylor, I am two years
old. I am a big boy. I
need some Thomas trains
for Christmas. I want
Duncan, Jack, Alfie,
Arthur, Peter Sam and
Rhineas too. I will leave
you some crackers to
eat when you come to
my home. Mommy will
leave the door unlocked
so you can come right
in. I love you Papa Noel
and I love Rudolph too.
Love,
Alex

Dear Santa,
My name is Carson
Brown and I am 1 year
old. I am a sweet girl.
I like babies and hair
brushes. I want whatever
my brother Cameron
gets. I love toys and
presents and my Mommy
and Daddy.
I love you, Santa,
Carson

Dear Santa,
My name is Gannon
Buzzett. I am almost 2
years old. I have been
a good boy. Will you
please bring me a truck,
a big truck? I like choo-
choos too, big choo-
choos and tractors.
Love,
Gannon

Dear Santa,
My name is Mary
Margaret Farrell. I am 2
years old. I am a big girl
and I have been nice to
my friends. I would like a
train like JoJo's he is my
brother. And some other
toys like legos. Santa
I will leave you some
cookies for dessert and
spaghetti and meatballs
for dinner. And Santa, I
love you. Use your magic
to get in Santa because
our front door is locked.
Love,
Mary Margaret


Dear Santa,
I would like a Scooby-
Doo pencil, Batman
wings that pop out, a
turkey that don't walk,
and a Ferris wheel for
Christmas. And also if
you can bring my little
sister Ava a new pacifier,
and a girl kite that would
be nice also.
Love Always,
A.J. Davis

Dear Santa,
I'm writing to tell
you what I want in my
stocking. First, I want a
new American Girl doll.
The reason I want a new
American Girl doll is that
American Girl dolls are
so fun to play with. Also,
I want a Black Berry
cell phone. I want a cell
phone because I loved to
text, talk to friends, and I
love to go places.
The last thing I want
is an Ipod. The reason
I want an Ipod is that I
love to listen to country
music. I hope you have a
wonderful Christmas.
Love,
McKenzie Ramsey

Dear Santa,
How are you doing
Santa? The first thing I
want for Christmas is a
cell phone because you
can call your friends on it.
The second thing I want
for Christmas is a flute
because you can play it
at home, at school and
in a band. The last thing
I want for Christmas is
a Nintendo DS because
you play the games on it
and stuff. Santa, I hope
you come again.
Love,
Hannah Graziano

Dear Santa,
I have -been very
good this year. I want a
toy robot for Christmas
because I can play with
my dad on it. I want
a Wii for Christmas
because I can play it. I
want a DS because I can
play it all I want. I hope
you have a very Merry
Christmas.
Love,
Parker Beck
Dear Santa,
My littlest brother
has been very good this
year and I want a speed
racer car and a dart gun.
My brothers have been
good. Have a Merry
Christmas.
Love,
Nathan Cochran

Dear Santa,
How are you doing?
I hope you have a
nice Christmas. I have
listed the stuff I want for
Christmas. I want a pretty

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dollhouse. I love dolls. I
want a new bike so I can
ride my bike in the yard.
I also want a cheer suit
so I can cheer outside.
Love,
Kara Collett

Dear Santa,
How are you doing?
The first thing I want for
Christmas is an Xbox
because I want to play
Grand Theft Auto. Next
I want an Ipod because
when I ride my bike I can
listen to it. Last I want
a we because I want to
play cooking mama.
Love,
Jenny Comeaux

Dear Santa,
How are you doing
at the North Pole? First I
want a Wii because you
get to play games on it.
Next, I want a dirt bike
because bikes cannot
ride on dirt. Last, I want
some clothes, they are to
little and they are stinky.
Finally I want some shoes
because my other shoes
are dirty.
Love,
Kendre Gant

Dear Santa,
How are you doing?
I hope you have a good
Christmas. I want a new
flat screen TV and a new
four wheeler. Also, I want
a Wii. I have been a
good boy this year. I am
so happy that Christmas is
here. I am going to have
the best Christmas ever.
Love,
Jaden Grantland

Dear Santa,
How are you doing?
I would like a cell phone
so I can talk to my
friends. Also, I would like
some books so I can read
all day long. Last I would
like clothes because
I dQn't have a lot of
clothes. I hope you have
the'best Christmas ever!
Love,
Alexis Grindle

Dear Santa,
How are you? I am
happy to see you this
year. I want an Mp3
player because they
are cool to have. Next
I want my family to
have the best Christmas
ever because they care
about you. Last I want
new clothes for school
because I don't have a
lot because some of them
I give to the Goodwill.
Love you Santa
Clause,
Jasmine Hayes

Dear Santa,
I have tried very hard to
be good this year. Santa,
for Christmas I would like
a flute that is gold. Also,
I would like a bike that's
High School Musical 3.
Last I would like some blue
tennis shoes size 7-8s. I
hope for every child to get
a present.
With lots of wishes,
Abby Hunt

Dear Santa,
I would like a black
Nintendo DS. I would
like a blue bike. I would
like a black truck. Santa,
how ar3re you doing at
the work shop?
Love,
Drew Jones

Dear Santa,
How are you doing?
I want a bike with a
.kickstand. I wish it could
be big. I want a picture
phone. I wish I could
have a skateboard with


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Have a nice Christmas.
Love,
Trey King

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All I want for
Christmas is a dog. I
want a cell phone, a
blue one. I want a blue
skateboard, too. I hope
you bring me all of these
things on Christmas eve.
Oh and Merry Christmas.
Oh, yeah, I've got
something to ask you
- what do you want for
Christmas?
Lots of love,
Haleigh Mann

Dear Santa,
I'm having a good
Christmas. I want an
American Girl doll this
year that looks a lot
like me. It has to have
brownish blonde hair,
brown eyes and jeans
with a Christmas shirt
and Christmas pajamas.
Second, I want a Wii. I
would like a music Wii
game. Last but not least, I
want a teddy bear with a
red and green shirt with
Santa on it and a bow
right in front of her ear.
I hope you have a good
Christmas.
With love,
Kyndell Moore

Dear Santa,
I have tried very hard
to be good this year. I
hope you will give me
for my stocking a turbo
remote control boat.
Next, I want a football
that I can throw good.
Then, I want a motorized
scooter with a little
seat. Last, Santa, I hope
you have a wonderful
Christmas.
Lots of love,
Arcel Rico

Dear Santa,
I have been very good
this year. I want a dirt
bike. I want a Nintendo
Wii. I want a Playstation
3. I hope you have a
good Christmas.
Lots of love,
Michael Rogers

Dear Santa,
I have been real good
this year. I would like
a bike. I want the bike
to be blue with flowers.
Also I would like an
American Girl doll. I also
want some pants size
6-7. Hope you have a


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With lots of love,
Haleigh Smith

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I
want an Ipod in a purple
color and a flute. A silver
metal flute. I want it to
come with a case. Last I
want a Christmas doll. I
want her to be a white
doll with a red cape and
a white dress, and red
high heels.
With love,
Lauren Tomlinson

Dear Santa,
How are the elves
doing? Is Mrs. Claus
doing well? Well I hope
so. I hope you like the
cookies I made for you.
Can you make a Wii
cell phone and Littlest Pet
Shop that can swim?
With love,
Ashleigh Wright

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I
wish for a Wii. I want a
psp. I want a Playstation.
I want a Wii because I
can put myself on my Wii.
I want a psp because I
can play a lot of games. I'
love you very much.
Sincerely,
Sean Yowell

Dear Santa,
My family all wants a
new baby sister. I mean a
real baby. I wish I could
have a Nintendo DS. I
want a pink one and I
also want an Ipot. Don't
forget my Mom, Dad
and brother. Please bring
them some gifts. I hope
you have a safe trip.
Love,
Dianara Angel
Dear Santa,
Will you bring
my sister a new Ipod
because someone stole
hers? Remember to bring
the kids that are sick
some presents because
they don't deserve to
be in the hospital on
Christmas. Please pray
for my Dad because he
hurt his knee and had to
have surgery. And would
you bring me a USC
poster and a Wii, but I
want a little more, so just
surprise me with other


presents. How is Mrs.
Claus? Write me back,
you can leave the note
on the chimney.
Jarrett Browning
2nd Grade

Dear Santa,
My sister wants a
Barbie car. She told my
mom she wanted that
for Christmas. Can you
bring my sister that?
She really wants it for
Christmas. What I would
like for Christmas is a
Nintendo DS. I want a
red one. Bring my other
sisters a surprise. I'm not
sure what they want for
Christmas. I can't wait for
Christmas. I'll leave you
milk and cookies.
Justin Butler
2nd Grade

Dear Santa,
What I want for
Christmas is a bike and
a skateboard. My big
brother wants a new
guitar. Can you bring
presents to people
that usually don't get
presents? And how is
Mrs. Claus? Is she doing
well? I hope you have a
safe trip on your sleigh.
I will save you cookies
and milk.
P.S. I hope you don't
forget my brothers and
,sisters and Mom and
Dad.
Sincerely,
Caleb Butts
Dear Santa,
Please let my mom find
a good job. Also bring
her a new ring and robe.
I hope you give my mom
a good Christmas. I hope
you give my sisters a new
bedroom and can you
bring them a robe? I wish
I had Wii video games,
rip stick, bike and a
skateboard. Also, I want
you to bring me a TV. Tell
Mrs. Claus I said hello.
I hope y'all have a nice
Christmas Eve.
Sincerely,
Josh Butts

Dear Santa,
I wish I could have
a ripstick and a fishing
rod. Please remember
the people that do not
have toys. I would you
would give them some


presents. Please bring
my Mom and Meme a
nice gift and please give
Grandad a nice surprise.
Please don't forget the
people who are hungry,
please bring them food
and water. I will leave
you some cookies under
the Christmas tree.
P.S. Don't forget to
bring my Uncle Ryan
something.
Love,
Cameron Byrd
2nd Grade

Dear Santa,
I can't wait to see all
the beautiful presents
under the tree! How is
Mrs. Clause? I hope
you have a safe trip on
Christmas Eve. Will you
bring my sister a dirt
bike?
David Davis
2ndnd Grade

Dear Santa,
I wish for my mom
and dad to get a job.
Next I want a Littlest
Pet Shop for my sister,
an Ipod for my brother,
and a skateboard for
me. I will cook cookies
for Christmas and leave
some for you.
Love,
Cory Hall

Dear Santa,
I want a bike and a
real baby sister. My mom
wants a real baby. My
dad wants a new car
and my brother wants a
Xbox 360.
Love,
Chloe Hemones

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus?
I hope she feels good,
but my mom lost her
job. So I was,hoping
you could give her one.
Can you get my uncle
what he wants? Can
you get my Aunties
what they want? Can
you give my other uncle
what he wants? Can you
give me what I want for
Christmas? I think my
mom will leave some
cookies. I hope you enjoy
Christmas.
Love, your friend,
Roman Harrison

Dear Santa,
I would like a Ipod.
Please bring a new
bicycle. Will you bring
a new dollhouse
because mine broke?
Can you bring me a
Nintendo DS? Would
you bring my mom some
jewelry? My sister would
like a new baby doll.
Can you get my dad a
new watch because his
got wet? I would like
my brother to get a new
bicycle. I hope you don't
get hurt.
Love,
Delaney Ingalls

Dear Santa,
What I want for
Christmas is shirts, jeans
and shoes, a scooter,
and a doll. How is Mrs.
Claus doing? I just want
to say hi to the elves. I
will leave you cookies
and milk. Leave he plate
and glass on the table.
Thank you. Santa, have
a great Christmas. Have
a safe trip Christmas
Eve.
Love,
Janeisha Jones

Dear Santa,
My sister and I would
like a new bicycle
and new clothes, also
a Nintendo DS. My
mom would like a new


computer and a new
robe. My dad would like
a boat and a relaxing
chair. I will leave cookies
and a letter on the
counter. Tell Mrs. Claus I


said hello.
Love,
Kelsey Lolley

Dear Santa,
I hope you bring me
P.J.'s. Please bring my
mom some clothes, also
bring my grandmother
some nightgowns. Then
will you bring me a
MP3 player, a dog that
does tricks, a Hanna
Montana doll, and a
Hanna Montona dream
house. Please bring these
things with you when
you come to my house
on Christmas. Also, say
hello to Mrs. Claus.
Lilia Pangan
2nd Grade

Dear Santa,
Please remember
people that don't get
any presents. Bring them
some clothes, games,
and food. Also don't
forget people who are
in the hospital. The gift
they want is that they
can get well and be
home for Christmas. My
mom hopes that she gets
clothes and a new car.
My Dad wishes that he
will get a Wii. Don't
forget my brother wants
a flat screen TV and all
A's and B's on his report
card. Then I wish I had a
new house for Christmas.
Also, I wish I had a new
board game. Tell Mrs.
Claus I said hi!
Sincerely,
Sandy Quinn

Dear Santa,
I wish I could have
a new pair of shoes. I
also wan a new bike.
My sister wants a baby
rattle. She also wants a
baby swing. My Mom
and Dad would like to
have a new car. My
brother would be happy
if you please get a new
computer. I want an Ipod
and a CD player. And I
,vant new clothes. 1 hope
you guys have a safe
trip on Christmas eve. I
will leave some milk and
cookies for you.
Love,
Krista Taylor

Dear Santa,
My little sister wants
a baby walker. My Dad
would like a gun case.
My Mom wants a purse
and wallet. I want a PSP
and games with it. I like
hunting, football and
baseball. Please don't
forget the people who
are homeless because
they don't get anything.
I hope you have a great
Christmas.
Bryce Thomas
2nd Grade

Dear Santa,
I can't wait to see
the beautiful presents
that will be under the
tree. How is Mrs. Claus
doing? Please bring me
a puppy with a collar
that says Kristi Whitfield.
I will name it Midnight.
Dad wants some more
cables for the dogs. Mom
wants a new mattress.
Merry Christmas
Santa.
Love,
Kristi Whitfield
Dear Santa,
Please bring me an
Ipod. Another thing I
want is an Xbox 3 sixty. I
wish I could see Rudolph.
Love,
Hunter Vaondertulip

Dear Sinta,.
Christmas is coming
and I can t wait to see all


of the presents under the
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it that's ok. Please don't forget
the other kids who might not
have presents. I'll leave some
milk and cookies. Tell Misses
Claus I said hi. I hope you
have a great night.
Love,
Brandi Whitfield

Dear Santa,
I hope you are prepared
for your trip around the whole
world. It must be hard taking
that big trip especially with
animals. Rudolph and the
reindeer must get tired. I bet
when you get back they will be
pooped out. I ho ho hope you
have a Merry Christmas!
Sincerely,
Joshua Richards

Dear 'Santa,
I hope you and Mrs. Claus
are doing well! I bet you will
be very tired coming home
from your long adventure! I
would like a new pair of jeans
and I can't think of anything
else I want for Christmas. I
hope you and your family have
a Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas,
Samantha Burkett

Dear Santa,
I hope you are doing well
and I hope the reindeer are
doing fine. I hope Rudolph is
doing fine, too. My favorite
reindeer is Blixen and Rudolph.
I like them alll I like the
bells jingling at night. I
hope you get to every house
in one night. I bet it's hard
to get to every house. You
are the best Santa ever. I like
Mrs. Claus, too! I would like a
medal detector, a big Barbie
Jeep like you can ride in, and
one more thing, a little Barbie
Car.


Merry Christmas!
With love,
Isabella Johnston

Dear Santa,
I hope you and Mrs. Claus
are doing well. How are
Rudolph and the reindeer
doing? At night, can you see
Rudolph's nose? I wonder if the
other reindeer push Rudolph
around. Do you get mad at
some of the reindeer pushing
Rudolph? If your reindeer be
bad, will you pick them to pull
the sleigh? I hope you have a
Merry Christmas.
With love,
Brian Dornall

Dear Santa,
I hope you are having a
great time helping parents at
Christmas time. I would like a
sewing kit, a PSP, a DS game
called "That's so Raven," an
art kit, High School Musical
stuff and a DS game called Pet
Vet 2. Thank you Santa, I love
you.
With love,
Emily Whitfield

Dear Santa,
I hope you and Mrs. Claus
are doing well. I love presents
but most of all, celebrating
the real reason for Christmas.
I hope you can give all the
children the presents they
want. Now, I would like a
Nintendo DS and I hope you
have a great journey. I hope
you have a Merry Christmas!
With love,
Angel Heckenlively

Dear Santa,
I hope you are doing good.
I love you Santa. How are the
reindeer? Are the elves staying
on track? How is your wife?


Can you bring the world joy,
happiness and love? You can
bring me anything. Do you eat
cookies for dinner? Ho, Ho,
Ho, Merry Christmas.
With love,
Arieona Hatcher

Dear Santa,
I hope you and Mrs. Claus
are doing good. How many
reindeer do you have? How
are the elves doing? How
niony people are in the world?
Can you bring Jasper and
Thumper and let them have
everlasting life? I don't want
them to be in heaven. I want
them to be with us. Ho, Ho,
Ho, and Merry Christmasl
With love,
Tyler Rudd

Dear Santa,
I hope you and Mrs. Claus
are doing well. How are
Rudolph and the reindeer
doing? I would like a race
car set and a remote control
monster truck, if you can make
it. I hope you can make it to
my home.
With love,
Jacob Curcie

Dear Santa,
I hope you and your family
are having a terrific time! I
hope the reindeer are doing
good too! I hope the reindeer
are working like fireworks!
I am very excited about a
Christmas gift. First, I want
a camera. Second, I want a
Nintendo DS game called
Cooking Mom.
Ho, Ho, Ho! I hope you
have a Merry Christmas.
Your friend,
Kharisma Langston

Dear Santa,


There are two things that I
want for Christmas. I would like
a baby doll and a dollhouse.
And I want to know how the
elves and Mrs. Clause are
doing? I know you are working
very hard on our presents and I
think it was nice of you!
With love,
Janiyah Spires

Dear Santa,
How is your family doing
Santa? Santa, there's really
something for Christmas I
want, a dirt bike. I hope you
can give everybody in the
whole world something. I hope
you have a Merry Christmas!
With love,
Devin Crews

Dear Santa,
I hope you and Mrs. Claus
are doing well. I hope the
reindeer are doing a great job
running back and forth and
house to house. I really hope
you come to my house on
Avenue D and a alley. Where
a blue house is. I just hope
I get a Brat doll and some
jewelry from Wal-Mart.
Sincerely,
Alexis Cherry

Dear Santa,
I would like a Guitar Hero
for my Nintendo DS and the
new Kerby Squeak Squad! I
really would like a statue of an
elf. Thank you for everything
your making me. I really love
every Christmas movie and
Christmas is half of my name
too. Well, thank you and
Merry Christmas!
Sincerely,
Christian Alcorn
Dear Santa,
I hope you get around the
world safely. I would you to


get to everyone if you can. I
want to get coal for Christmas
from the Polar Express. I hope
you and your family have a
Merry Christmas!
Sincerely,
Joel Bogaert

Dear Santa,
I hope you and Mrs. Claus
are doing well! How do your
reindeer fly? For Christmas, I
would like a few games for my
Xbox and a Pokeman game
for my Game boy. Keep up the
good work.
With love,
Jonnolan Treglown

Dear Santa,
I hope you and Mrs. Claus
are doing well! Also, I am sure
that the elves are very busy
right now. Now, I will tell you
two things I really want First, I
want a DS the most and I also
want an electric scooter. Also,
I bet I'll get a lot of presents.
Finally, I hope you and your
reindeer have a safe journey
and you and Mrs. Claus have
a Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas,
Hannah Anderson

Dear Santa,
How are Rudolph and the
reindeer doing? I hope you
can get all around the world. I
want a Wii and a controller to
my game. Thank you, Santa.
With love,
Katelyn Jones

Dear Santa,
I hope you and Mrs. Claus
are doing well. How are
Rudolph and the reindeer
doing? I think I want a big,
cool water gun.
Sincerely,
Jimmy Lin


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