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Publication Date: 12-22-2011
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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1937


Tiger Sharks remain unbeaten

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Thursday, DECEMBER 22,2011 For breaking news, visit www.starfl.com 50C




Beach residents see influx of black bears


By Valerie Gorman
Star Staff Writer
Trash day is a black
bear's favorite day of the
week.
"They have learned
what day garbage day is,"
said Gulf County Sheriff
Joe Nugent. "So they walk
up and down to a smorgas-
bord every week."


Calls have poured in
about black bear sightings
in the last month, Nugent
said, with most of the sight-
ings in Gulf County occur-
ring on the back side of St.
Joe Beach up to the Bea-
con Hill area.
The reports have mostly
consisted of bears getting
into people's trash cans
or hanging around in their


yards. In one instance, a
man and a bear ran into
each other around his
house, resulting in a bro-
ken water pipe.
Another report cited a
seven-foot bear standing
up on its back legs with a
resident's trash can in its
mouth.
Nugent said although
there have never been any


reported attacks in the
area, he fears that some-
body might corner a bear
and get hurt accidentally.
"The bears aren't scared
- that's my biggest prob-
lem," Nugent said. "It's a
scary situation."
Nugent said to always
remember that bears are
wild animals and they do
have the capacity to bite


and hurt people.
Corey Wigginton, Wild-
life Assistance Biologist
with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, said it is normal
for blackbears to feed more
in the fall because they are
bulking up for their winter
denning season.
While bears in North-
west Florida don't typically


hibernate, they do become
less active as their natu-
ral food sources aren't as
readily available during
the winter months.
Wigginton said the bear
problem should decrease
as the weather gets cooler
in January and February.
"I've been in this
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Photos by VALERIE GARMAN I The Star
The students enjoyed Christmas brownies
and cookies after presenting district W
employees with handmade Christmas
ornaments.


Star Staff Report County School District administrative
offices to distribute handmade
Gulf District secretary Mary Lou ornaments to the employees, sing
Cumbie was reminded, "It's not what Christmas carols and enjoy homemade
we gather, it's what we scatter," after holiday sweets.
a visit from the county's special needs "That's probably the most real
students from the Bridges program on thing we will do all season," Cumbie
Dec. 14. said.
The students visited the Gulf Superintendent Jim Norton said the


emotional visit was a reminder of how
precious a soul is to protect.
The students gave out hugs along
with reindeer made from aluminum
cans and candy-cane stockings.
"It reminds us this holiday season
that the most precious thing we have
is life," said district supervisor of ESE
programs Deborah Crosby.


Ringing in the


holiday cheer

By Valerie Gorman
Star Staff Writer
It's a Christmas icon.
The Salvation Army Red Kettle is
an integral part of the holiday scene,
deserving of a spot amongst twinkling
Fraser Firs, flying reindeer and the man
in the red suit.
Pioneered by Salvation Army
Captain Joseph McFee in 1891 during
a time when many were going hungry
in San Francisco, the kettle idea has
since exploded into a holiday tradition,
spreading throughout the U.S. and across
world.
Port St. Joe is no different, with the
Salvation Army Kettle a December fixture
outside the Piggly Wiggly supermarket
amidst echoes of ringing bells and
Christmas carols.
But where do these funds end
up? Who benefits from the collected
change leftover from countless grocery
transactions?
Port St. Joe Police Chief David Barnes,
who has headed up the Salvation Army's
local volunteer efforts since 2008, ensures
the money stays in the community, helping
local charity organizations and families in
need during the holiday season.
"We've had a steady increase in
donations since I've been a part of it,"
Barnes said. "And I think this year is going
to be the best ever."
Despite a poor economy, donations
continue to flood in, with volunteers
reporting donations from a majority of the
people that pass, Barnes said.
"It's like hardly anybody can walk past
the kettle without giving something,"
Barnes said. "Even if it's a dime, it's
something."
Barnes reported $2,800 collected in
2008, $3,300 in 2009 and $3,100 in 2010, and
he hopes to top those numbers this year.
"It almost seems like the worse the
economy, the better the donations,"
Barnes said. "I think people recognize
that the need is greater."
In 2009, the Port St. Joe program at the
Piggly Wiggly placed third in collections in
a five-county area, behind only Sam's Club
in Panama City and the Callaway Super
Walmart.
"I think we're going to give them a
run for their money this year," Barnes
said. "It's just amazing, but that's just the
community's character. They take care of
their own."
There has also been an increase in
volunteers over the years, with the most
volunteer participation this year than ever
before, Barnes said.
In Port St. Joe, the Salvation Army
really is doing the most good.


School board moves ahead

on building improvements


By Valerie Gorman
Star Staff Writer
Gulf County Superin-
tendent Jim Norton con-
gratulated his board at its
meeting Dec. 16 for getting
the ball rolling on renova-


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tions projects at the Port
St. Joe schools.
The Gulf County School
Board approved a motion
to advertise for an archi-
tect to develop plans for
a cafeteria refurbishment
project at Port St. Joe


Elementary and locker
replacement and main-
tenance of "The Dome"
exterior at Port St. Joe Ju-
nior/Senior High School.
The projects will be

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For your hometown paper
delivered to your home!


By Valerie Gorman
Star Staff Writer
Gulf County Commis-
sioner Bill Williams ad-
dressed congressional
committees Dec. 7, repre-
senting the Florida Asso-


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Santa Letters...................... A4-Al12
Opinion ............ .............. A13
Outdoors ............................. A1 6
Sports................................... A1 7


ciation of Counties, at the for an amount of money
first hearing to discuss to come to the affected
the RESTORE Act, leg- states," said Commission-
islation that could send er Warren Yeager at the
billions of dollars to Gulf Board of County Commis-
Coast regions affected by sioners meeting Dec. 13.
2010's BP oil spill.
"The legislation is See RESTORE Al 5


Real Estate Ad deadline is Thursday 11 a.m. ET


Society................................ A18 Legal ad deadline is Friday 11 a.m. ET
School News........................... A9 Display ad deadline is Friday 11a.m. ET 227-1278
Obituaries............................... A20 Display assified deadline is MoFriday 115 p.m. ET 227-501278
Classifieds............................... A24-A25 Classified deadline is Monday 5p.m. ET 747-5020


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Williams urges Congress to


send BP fine dollars to states


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A2 I The Star Thursday, December 22, 2011 Local


Thank you for supporting community arts programs
through generous sponsorships, grants, memberships,
volunteer time and in kind donations. With your
support GALA continues to bring quality arts programs
to community members and visitors of all ages.
SUMMER ARTS PROGRAM (2011) Free of charge, open to all children (residents
and summer visitors) age 8 and up. 8 weeks of color, clay, dance and theater classes were
held at The Artery and Emerald Dance Academy. The Summer Arts program ended with
an ,. .ii-.h.r showcasing art, dance and theater.
AFTER SCHOOL ARTS (2011) 6 weeks of fall art classes offering clay, painting and
theater. Coming in 2012 we will offer one week Art Camps (Winter & Spring) and 6
weeks of spring art classes offering clay, mixed media & theater.
INSTRUMENT REPAIR GRANT $2000 grant to Port St. Joe High School Band
program specifically allocated for repair of instruments.
WRITE A PLAY (Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, Florida) 6 Gulf County Schools, 2
school-wide performances, 24 classroom workshops. Returns in 2012 for the fifth year!
SONGWRITER'S WORKSHOP (Nashville Songwriters, Steve Leslie, Will Rambo) -
45+ attendees of all ages, 3 hour seminar at Dockside. Returns in 2012 for a 4th year.
ST. JOE CHILDREN'S THEATER "Headless Horseman", 2009. Summer Theater
Workshop, 2010. "Best Christmas Pageant Ever", December, 2010. Spring Theater
Workshop, 2011. "A Seussified Christmas Carol", December, 2011, Directed by Emily
Fidler.
FIRST FRIDAYS SUMMER ART & MUSIC SERIES 21 musicians, 6 art :.i. r., 6
Friday and lots of fun!
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GALA Membership
Blast on the Bay
The Port Inn
Debbie Hooper
Thom Baird
Emily Fidler
Barbie Sabins
Leslie Wentzell
Dolores Lowery
Heather Parker
The Artery


The Thirsty Goat
Jessie Ball Dupont Foundation Provisions
Gulf County Tourist Development Council Pat Nease
Sacred Heart Hospital Arts in Medicine Steve Leslie
The Miller Foundation Heather Parker
The Olive Branch Foundation Jeff and Candice Anderson
Port St. Joe Elementary Will Rambo
Emerald Dance Academy Shoreline Medical
Cindy & Brendan Murphy The Star
Coast2Coast Printing & Promotions Dockside Cafe
Florida Dept. of Cultural Affairs Server Solutions
National Endowment for the Arts


Please see a complete listing of past, present and future programs on our website:
www.gulfalliance.org


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madness of the March Hare. Is it only a dream? I think not."

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Letters





to


SANTA


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Sa


Dear Santa,
How are you? How are
the elves? I like your toys. I
love you. I want a new bike
for Christmas. Have a good
trip.
Love,
Austin McDaniel

Dear Santa,
How are your elves?
How is your home? I love
you! I want a new scooter
and Legos for Christmas.
Love,
Terry Lee


Dear Santa,
How are you? I love you.
How old are you? I want a
dress size T-8 for Christmas.
Be careful.
Love,
Bobbie Sue

Dear Santa,
I want a cat for
Christmas. I want a
playstation. I want a dog. I
want a fish.
Love,
Kaeleb


Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl
this year. I want a Barbie
doll, a tv and some clothes.
Love,
Caitlin

Dear Santa,
I was good. I want
makeup. I want a dress. I
want a ipad. I want a laptop.
I want a baby doll. I want a
sled and I want a doll.
Love,
Alexise


ta


Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy.
What have you been doing?
I am sure your elves are
building toys for us: 22 rifle,
a microphone and a four-
wheeler.
Love,
Zach B.

Dear Santa,
I have been good this
year. I want a computer, a
wii and a ipad and a phone.
Love,
Eli E

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy.
I want a game, a backpack,
shoes and some new
clothes.
Love,
Prince

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy
this year. I want a red bike,
a new toy car and Mario
Kart building set.
Love,
Dane

Dear Santa,
My name is Farrah. I
am 3 years old. I have been
super duper this year. I
want a pink Orca, all sizes
of sharks and a Pirate Ship
for Christmas. My brother
Fin is 2. He would like a
Buzz Lightyear, Cars Cars
and snakes.
I have a Christmas
tree at my house. You will
have to use magic to get in
my house. I will leave you
goodies under the tree.
Love,
Farrah

Dear Santa,
My name is Katie and
I am 3 years old. I want a
swiper and a toy Pinkie cat
for Christmas. Come in the
front door and I will leave
you treats.
Love,
Katie

Dear Santa,
My name is Carson.
I am 4 years old. I have
been awesome this year.
Will you please bring me
an Easy Bake Ultimate
Oven and something really
great? You can come down
the chimney. My brother
Cameron is 6 years old.
He wants Mario Star Wars
stuff and a Green Lantern
cave. We love you Santa,


Dear Santa,
I have been good
sister. I would like a
Also I would like a fli
shark Next I would]
a lego fort. Finally a
phone and some bloc
a computer.


Dear Santa,


Your pal,
Gavin Lee


I've been very, very good
at home. I really want a BB
gun, can you get me one?
Also, get me a laptop. Next,
I want Legos. Thank I want
books about Titanic.
Your pal,
Jackson

Dear Santa,
I have been very good
this year. I would like
my baby brother to be
here for Christmas and a
refrigerator for my room
beside my bed.
Thank you from your pal,
Kaiden Pitt
Age 6

Dear Santa,
I have been a very good
girl this year. I want a laptop
and new toys.
Love,
Precious L.

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl
this year. I want a laptop.
Love,
Ray-Ray

Dear Santa,
I have been a good
girl. Please bring me an
ipad. Also, I would like
a beautiful gold ring. I'll
leave you some milk and
cookies. Do you remember
me Santa Claus? I am from
Vancouver.
Romie Andrews

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy.
Please bring me a real
phone. Also I would like a
Ipod touch. I'll leave you
milk and cookies. Thank
you.
Love,
Bladen
Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl.
Please bring me an easy
bake oven. Also I would like
a headband. I will leave milk
and cookies. Thank you.
Love,
Janasia

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy.
Please bring me Pokemon
cards. I would also like a
DSi. I've leave you milk and
cookies. Thank you.


Dear Santa,
I have been a gc
Please bring me a
Brothers guys. Als
like a dirt bike. I've
you milk and cooki
you.


Dear Santa,
I have been a gc
Please bring me a
Also I would like a
a Wii. I will give yoi
milk and cookies. T
you.


me a little computer with
my name on it, a bunch of
teacher stuff and a new
dress. I will leave cookies
for you and apples for the
reindeer.
Love,
Brooke

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl.
Please bring me an Go-Go
my walking pup. Also I would
like a Xbox 360. Thank you.
Love,
Emily

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl.
Please bring me a real
phone. Also, I would like
a real puppy. I'll leave you
milk and cookies. Thank
you.
Love,
Jasslyn

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl.
Please bring me a hot pink
phone. I will leave you milk
and cookies. Thank you.
Love,
Cassin

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl.
Please bring me a baby doll.
Also I would like a piano. I'll
leave you milk and cookies.
Thankyou.
Love,
Shanecia

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl.
Please bring me a Iphone.
Also would like a Ipod. I'll
leave milk and cookies.
Love your pal,
Kaydence

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy.
Please bring me a IPOD.
Also I would like a DL
Wii. I'll leave you milk and
cookies. Thank you.
Love,
A.J.

Dear Santa,
My name is Keith. I
am 6 years old. I want
Legos, games and cars for
Christmas. That's it.
Love,
Keith

Dear Santa,
My name is TJ. I am 6
years old. How have you


Love, been doing? How are your
Britt elves? Which one of your
elves is the best? Could you
bring me an electric skooter
ood boy. for Christmas? I want some
Mario games and an X-box 360.
o I would Thankyou.
leave Love,
es. Thank TJ
Dear Santa,
Love, My name is Mary
Cameron Margaret Farrell. I am 5
years old. My class has an
Elf on the Shelf. His name is
ood boy Mr. Elf. I want a guinea pig,
GI Joe. a toy car and a real phone
truck and for Christmas because I
u cakes, know my Dad and Mom's
Fhank phone number.


Love,
LaJuan


Dear Santa,
I've been so go at school.
Please I want a DSi. Also I
want a DS game and X-box
360 and the zombie island.
You are so nice that you are
the best in the world that all
you have done to kids, you
are very nice.
Your pal,
R.J. Sherrill
Dear Santa,
I want a Barbie and the
mermaid island and I want
a Christmas Barbie.
Your pal,
Emma
Dear Santa,
I've been good. Can you
bring me a bike, baby doll,
computer and a toy dog? I
will leave cookies and milk.
Divea Keith
Age 6

Dear Santa,
I love you. You are nice.


Love, You are a fun Santa. Could I
Carson please have a Justin Bieber
doll and a fairyl.
Have a good Christmas.
Alivia Randell
to my Age 5
ipod.
eating Dear Santa,
like My name is Brooke and I
cell am 6 years old. I have been
cks and a very good girl this year. I
would like for you to bring


Love,
Mary


Dear Santa,
My name is Brandon. I
am 5 years old. I have been
a good boy this year. I would
like Harry Potter years 5-7
and Harry Potter for my DS.
Love,
Brandon

Dear Santa,
I've been very helpful
at home this year. I want a
few things for Christmas.
I want a Journey girl doll
and a grand kitchen set for
Christmas.
Thank you Santa.
Your pal,
Shinah
Dear Santa,
I've been very good
at my house. I have been
good to my mom and my
dad and my sister and my
bother. I have been saying
good words. What I want for
Christmas is a trampoline
and a Super Mario game.
Marcus
Your pal

Dear Santa,
I've been very good this
year at home. I've been
taking out the trash. I would
like a IPod and Playstation
game.
Your pal,
Sayior


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Letters to Santa


Dear Santa Claus,
I have been very good to
my sister. I am excited this
Christmas. I am hoping
that I have been a good boy.
Next I hope I can have a
drum set.
Your pal,
Jacob

Dear Santa,
Are you getting ready
for Christmas? I want
a grave digger, Batman
raincoat, Benton watch and
a Leap Pad. I hope you will
have a good time delivering
the presents.
Love,
Taylor

Dear Santa,
I have been really good
this year. I will leave milk
and cookies for you on
Christmas. When you come
can you please bring me
a crossbow, a mad truck,
a golf cart and some fun
toys? I think your belly will
get stuck in the chimney so
please come through the
door.
Thank you,
Rilan Butler
Age 5


Dear Santa,
My name is Kylie Sapp.
I am 5 years old. This year
I really want a fourwheeler
to ride on with my sissy
and an ipad to play games
on and a big dollhouse for
mine and my sissy's room
and in exchange for all of
the toys you send I will
leave you chocolate chip
cookies and milk on my
table for you.


Love,
Kylie Sapp

Dear Santa,
I am Shamyra
Beachum. I would like a
dressing hair baby doll and
some clothes and shoes. I
have been a very good girl
this year. I will bake some
cookies and leave them on
the table alone with some
cold milk.
Thank you. I love you,
Santa

Dear Santa,
My name is Tanner. I
am 6 years old. I want a
DS for Christmas. I want
some monster trucks and
a dog. I have been good. I
got Super Bee twice in Mrs.
Terry's class.
Love,
Tanner

Dear Santa,
Thank you for brining
me toys on Jesus birthday.
I would like earrings and
American girl clothes.
Your pal,
Hannah

Dear Santa,
I have been very good
this year. I would like a 3-
DDS and a car that I can
drive and a helicopter that
can fly upside down, tools,
Cars 2, the movie and lights
for my bike.
Your pal,
Dane

Dear Santa,
I've been so good. Santa
would you bring me Ipob 2.
I would be so happy if you
would. I love you.
Your pal,
Alexis

Dear Santa Claus,
I have been very nice
to my brother this year.
Would you please bring me
a barby? Also, I will like a
barby car. Next I will like
a real puppy. Finally I will
like some stumpys.
Your pal,
Maelynn

Dear Santa,
For Christmas Santa I
been good to my sister. And
I also be good at school.
Next I have been good at
home. Thank you Santa.
Your pal,
Stephanie
Dear Santa,
My name is Alyson
Sheppard. I would like
a Barbie doll that has
colorful hair. I would also
like a Moxy doll. I love you
so much Santa. I have been


very good.


Dear Santa,
I've been very g
year. I would like a
costume.


Dear Santa,
My name is Am
am 5 years old. He
to give you a hug. I
car and a motorcy
Christmas.


Dear Santa,
My name is Gar
am 5 years old. I we
half-pipe for Christi
Can you bring me a
a game? I have bee


Love,
Alyson


boy.


like a teddy for my brother
Kolbe.
Braden


Dear Santa,
good this I want a care like
Jasmine Makenna, the same size,
jewelry, lipstick, makeup,
Your pal, markers, hand sanitizer,
Sayke toys, babies, goodies, balls
to hit my brother with, a
bicycle and a golf cart for
ianta. I my brothers. I love Santa
y! I want cause you give us all good
I want a toys what we want.


cle for

Love,


Callie
Age 6


Amanta Dear Santa,
My name is Nathan. I
am a first grader of Port
rett. I St. Joe Elementary School.
ant a I want a train that goes
mas. around. Do you have that
a DS and train in your bag?


n good.
Love,
Garrett


Dear Santa,
My name is Fisher. I
am 5 years old. I have been
real good. Could you get
me a Batman costume?
I want a red Spiderman
costume too. I love you.
Love,
Fisher

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl.
Please bring me a wild
Adventure ticket. Also, I
would like a camera. Thank
you! I will leave you milk
and cookies.
Ho-ho-Mary Christmas
Love,
Skylar Clayton


Dear Santa,
I have been a good
Please bring me a DS
Also I would like a Pok
cards. Thank you.


Dear Santa,
I have been a good
girl. Please bring me a
Pokemon cards. Also I
would like a pair of black
roller skates. I'll leave you
milk and cookies. Thank
you Santa!
Love,
Piper

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy.
Please bring me an phone.
Also I would like a Captain
America shield. I'll leave
you milk and cookies.
Thankyou.
Love,
Gavin Brown

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy.
Please bring me a Iphone.
Also I would like a Wii.
Thankyou.
Love,
Chase Lanford

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy.
Please bring me a DSXL.
Also I would like a pithon.
Thank you.
Love,
Wyatt

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy.
Please bring me a real dog.
Also I would like a Xbox360.


I'll leave you milk a
cookies. Thank you


Dear Santa,
I want a Xbox36
wheeler,


Sincerely,
Nathan


Dear Santa,
You is the best. I love
you most. You are kind
to me. I like you the best.
I want a bike and car for
Christmas.
Love,
Jay

Dear Santa,
How are you? Are the
elves OK? I like you. I want
a new game for my Xbox
for Christmas. Be safe.
Love,
Alex Harper

Dear Santa,
How are you? How are
your elves? I want a DX. I
love you.
Love,
Tad


-i. Dear Santa,
key How are you? I love
you! Are your elves OK?
Love, How are your toys? I want
Levi a Barbie doll house for
Christmas. Be good.


Love,
Lexi Parrish


Dear Santa,
How is your wife? Do
a good job elves. I want
a Justin bike. I want an
Ipod. I want a 3DM game.
Love,
Damari Johnson

Dear Santa,
How are you doing?
How your toy maker?
How is your wife? I really
like you so much. For
Christmas I want a race
car that goes 100 miles
per hour.
Love,
Trinten Lee

Dear Santa,
How is your wife? How
are your elves? I like you
the most. I want a DS
and a PSP for Christmas.
Have a safe trip home. I
love you.
Love,
Isa Barwick

Dear Santa,
I would like a baby
alive and a bike. Some
clothes, a pair of shoes
and a DSI, because I've
been very good.
Love,
Ta'Npyah


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Love, I am 5 years old. I have
Cole been good. I listen good at
school. I want a pink car
for Christmas. Could you
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Barbie Dollhouse for
Christmas. I love you
Santa. Have a great
Christmas Santa. Thank
you for giving all of the
presents to the children all
over the world. Santa Claus
is the best in the whole
wide world.
Lots of love, hugs and
kisses,
Danica
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would
like a motorized scooter,
Nintendo DS with Mario
games, Race Car with
track, Race Car with
Remote Control. I would


Love,
Izzy


Dear Santa,
I have been a great
boy. I play really nice with
Maya. Please bring me a
golf cart and a basketball.
Love,
Kevin Barnes

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Dear Santa,
My name is Lauren. I
am 5 years old. I want a
Barbie Doll and a baby doll
for Christmas.
Thanks,
Lauren

Dear Santa,
I want my brother to
come home. My name is
Lance Larry and I am
6 years old. I would also
love a watch. Also, please
tell Jesus I said Happy
Birthday.
Love,
Lance Larry


Dear Santa,
My name is Kaylee. I
am 5 years old. I want a
Barbie car for Christmas.
I want a Barbie and a book
about all the princess. I
have been a good girl at my
house and at school. My
baby sister has been good
too. Could you bring her
some boots?
Love,
Kaylee
Dear Santa,
My name is Thomas.
I am 6 years old. I want a
Transformer toy, a remote
control jet, and a remote
control car for Christmas.
Don't forget to bring my
mommy a ring. She has
been good to me.


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My name is Mc]


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want a Barbie jeep. II
been good. Could you
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Dear Santa,
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years gold. I would lik
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Dear Santa,
My name is Zoey. I
5 years old. For Christ
I want a Go-Go puppy
a DS. I want a horse a
fishing pole like my D
My sister wants a dog
Love,
Zoey


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thankful for, but I would
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d a with it. I would also like
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because I love Taylor Swift.
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27. My brother has been a
good boy. He would like a
basketball for Christmas.
I have been a good boy,
too. I want a football and
a go cart and dirt bike.
Give Mrs. Nobles some
money for her classroom
and give my dad an IPad
touch because he loves it.
My mom would love a new
car. My sister some school
supplies. I would like an X-
Box 360 kinect. The game I
want is called 007.
Sincerely,
Antonio Rolax

Dear Santa,
I have so much to be
thankful for, but I would
like three things for
Christmas. I would like a
Halo reach mega blocks. I
would also like Halo Lego.


The last thing I want is the
new Monopoly game. Tell
all the reindeer I said hi.
Tell Mrs. Claus I love her.
Bye-bye.
With love,
Michael Donovan
Miniat

Dear Santa,
I would like for
Christmas is three things.
My three things will be an
IPod with games on it. And
I want a real puppy that is
brown. And a Barbie jeep.
I hope you have a safe
travel, Santa Claus.
Thank you,
Amari Jane Nickson

Dear Santa,
The true meaning
of Christmas is that we
celebrate Jesus's birthday.
All I want for Christmas is


a new Bible. The Bible is
the most important book.
Also, a four-wheeler. I
love to ride them. Also, a
laptop. I love to play on the
computer. Tell Rudolph I
said hi.
Love,
Trenton Cole Antley

Dear Santa,
I have so much I want
for Christmas, but I just
want three things for
Christmas. I want a bike
for Christmas. I want two
necklaces that has a heart
and can open up. I want
more DS games. I love to
play my DS. Safe travels.
Thank you,
Lily Wockenfuss

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my sister's children a toy
and bring me a scooter and
a Babyalive. It is so, so fun.
Please bring model clothes
for my doll and bring my
momma a necklace and
ring. Bring my dad a cross
necklace. My baby sister
needs a baby doll please
and thank you so, so much.
I will leave reindeer food
for your reindeers and tell
Mrs. Claus I said hi. Give
my friends some thing
they have been wanting
for a while. Please get my
brother some clothes, shoes
and a watch and bring other
stuff for others. I have been
very kind this year.
Your friend,
Abby Tillery

Dear Santa,
My sister and I have
been very good girls. Oh,
and please don't forget to
fee your deer. I would like
a Snow White Barbie doll
for my sister Bella please. I
would love to get a new two-
wheeler because I left mine
in the rain and the chains
got rusty. Then I left it at
the park. I went back and
could not find it. I would like
an IPod please and thanks
because I love music.
Thank you, Santa.
Your friend,
Lilly Page Dennison


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Aidan Lewis would also like a wrestling
game that goes with it.
Santa can you say hello to
Abby. I am 8 God for me from Neshon.
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d a great basketball and a bike.
Your friend,
gNeshon Gadson


Dear Santa,
I have so much to be
thankful for, but I would like
three things for Christmas.
I would like a Lego set. I
would even like a new PS2
and an exploder. I hope
you have a good time in
Christmas. I hope you have
safe travels. Tell Rudolph I
said hello.
Love,
Juan Carlos Nixor

Dear Santa,
Santa, my name is
Jarqulyn Stuckey. I want an
electric motorcycle. I have
been a good boy and want a
PlayStation 3.1 I am 7 years
old and I want a bike too. I
will leave cookies and milk.
Your friend,
Jarqulyn Stuckey

Dear Santa,
My name is Brianna.
I have been nice all year.
I am 8 years old and my
friend, Dunkin, he is my
cousin, he lives in Panama.
I think he will like to have a
Pokemon card and I have a
surprise for my mom. I will
just have a fun time. That is
what I want for Christmas.
Love your friend,
Brianna Biagini

Dear Santa,
My name is Synia. I


would like to have a nail
salon for Christmas. I would
also like a hair set. I am
being good this year.
Your friend,
Synia Dawson

Dear Santa,
I have so much to be
thankful for, but I would like
three things for Christmas.
I would like a new pair of
high hills. It would be great
if they were garnet and gold.
I would also like a kitten
with gray and white dots on
it and an IPod. That's all I
want for Christmas. I hope
you have safe travels. Tell
Rudolph I said hello.
Stay warm,
Erica Brooke Ramsey

Dear Santa,
My name is Savannah.
I would like a bike because
I want a bigger one. I also
want a skateboard because
it's cool. I need skates
because I want some that
fit me. I've been a very good
girl. I'll leave carrots for the
reindeer. I'm 7 years old.
Your friend,
Savannah King

Dear Santa,
My name is Jenisa. I've
been very good all week. I
would like a victorious doll
and a rattle for my little
sister. Two more things for
me. I want a Princess house
and a little washing Barbie


house.


Your friend,
Jenisa Bell


Dear Santa,
Can you bring me a Xbox
360? I want some DS games
too. I want a remote control
car. My cousin wants a bike
because somebody took
his. I am 9 years old and I
have been a good boy. Your
reindeer are awesome. I will
leave them some food and
cookies for you.
Your friend,
Jonathon Vickers

Dear Santa,
I have so much to be
thankful for, but I would like
three things for Christmas.
I would like a new DS
game for Christmas and a
BB gun. I would like some
money. Stay warm and say
hello to Rudolph for me.
Happy Christmas,
Connor Cochran

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a
picture of Jesus and a pet
house and a pet cat. Santa, I
hope you never die and can
you tell Rudolph hi for me?
Oh, and I love you, Santa.
Love,
Alexandria Thomasor

Dear Santa,
I have much to be
thankful for, but I would like
three things for Christmas. I


would like Rudolph slippers,
only if they are purple and
gold. And all of the Popeye
DVDs and last but not
least a beagle. I will leave
chocolate chip cookies for
you and I will leave reindeer
food outside. Safe travels
and tell Rudolph I said hi.
Sincerely,
Jota Mork

Dear Santa,
I would like a DSi
because I like to play
games. Also, I would like a
computer because I like to
go to Disney. Finally, I would
like an IPod too because I
love to listen. Say hello to
Mrs. Claus for me.
Your friend,
Sammy Brown

Dear Santa,
I have so much to be
thankful for, but I would like
three things for Christmas. I
would like an Xbox Connect
and a game for it. I also
want a bike and some
DSi3B with games. This is
all I want for Christmas. I
hope you have safe travels.
Tell Rudolph I said hello.
With love,
Jae Lenox

Dear Santa,
How are things in the
North Pole Santa? How
is Mrs. Claus doing and
the elves? I will leave you
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the things I want. I would
like a Journey doll and a
DS1XL and a computer.
Santa, don't forget the other
kids and their families too.
Have a safe trip Santa.
Love,
Skylah

Dear Santa,
How are you doing today
Santa? I hope Mrs. Claus is
happy about Christmas. I
am so happy I cannot wait
till Christmas. I would like
five Skylanders, a laptop
and Spy Net glasses. Can
you get a few extra gifts for
me? I would like it if you get
my brother Evan Batman
toys because Evan loves
Batman. I might give you
cookies and carrots for your
reindeer. Merry Christmas
Santa.
Love,
Aiden Bolton

Dear Santa,
How are you doing in the
North Pole? I want a kookoo
bird, a LaLa Loopsie DS
game and most of all I want
a Barbie Dream Town
House. Please remember
to give those kids who can't
afford any presents and
give them a present. I hope
you and your elves and
Mrs. Claus and all of your
reindeer have a very, very
Merry Christmas and a
safe trip to all of the kids to
give us a present. Also, the
reason I deserve a present
is because I have been real
good. I probably am able to
give you some cookies and
milk.
Sincerely,
Paloma


Dear Santa,
How are things at the
North Pole? IS Mrs. Claus
OK? I hope you are OK, too.
Santa for Christmas I want
a remote controlled car. I
believe in you Santa. I will
leave you cookies and milk.
Have a safe trip back to the


North Pole.


Love,
Logan McCall


Dear Santa,
I have so much to be
thankful for, but I would like
three things for Christmas.
I would like a 410 shotgun
and an exploder and an
Xbox 360 with "Call of Duty,
Black Ops".
PS. Give Mrs. Claus a
kiss for me.
Sincerely,
Payton Rushing

Dear Santa,
Can you give me these
three things for Christmas?
I want to give them to my
brothers and my father
who doesn't live with me.
I have not seen them in a
long time. I think I have
been a good boy. I have
been helping my new baby
brother. First, I want to
give an IPhone to my oldest
brother. He is a very good
brother. Next, I want to
give a football to my other
brother. He has really
wanted a football for a long
time. Last, I want to give
my dad basketball tickets.
For myself I want the game
Universe. Those are the
things I want. Have a merry
Christmas.
From,
Ricky


Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus
doing? Oh, and how are the
elves making presents? I
hope they are doing good? I
would like any present you
will give me. Santa, we will
have some cookies when
you get to our house and
don't forget to save some
cookies for Mrs. Claus.
Have a safe trip back to the
North Pole.


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How are you d


Your friend,
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doing at the


North Pole? I believe in you.
I think I am a good girl. You
can give me some presents.
I want a dollhouse and a Wii
and a stuffed animal. I will
leave cookies and milk for
you. I love you Santa. Miss
Whitfield is good, bring her
presents too. Miss Whitfield
will like it. I am glad you are
real.
Love,
Julia Gainnie

Dear Santa,
How are you doing Santa
Claws? Is Mrs. Claws doing
fine? Please remember
the other kids that are not
able to afford gifts. I think I
have been good. I believe in
you. Can you get me a new
IPod touch and a new Just
Dance Three game for the
Wii and a dog? I hope you
will eat a lot of the cookies
and drink of lot of milk that I
will leave for you. I won't be
mad if you surprise me with
more presents. Hope you
have a safe and nice trip on
Christmas Eve.
Love,
Zoe Gerlach


Dear Santa,
How are things in
North Pole? For Chri
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across the 2nd Dime
for DS. I love you San
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for Christmas. Tell Rudolph
and the other reindeer I
said hello.
With love,
Madelyn Gortemoller

Dear Santa,
Are things going good
in the North Pole? Santa,
please bring me an IPod
Touch and can you bring
me some stuff for my Easy
Bake oven? I think I have
been good for my parents
and my teachers. If you
want to bring me more
surprises you can if you
would like because I do not
mind. I will leave you some
chocolate chip cookies and
some milk.
Love,
Laura Beth Hill

Dear Santa,
I have been very good
because I was a Dazzling
Dolphin because I always
help others. For Christmas
I want a 3DS and a ipod
touch. But most of all I want
Legos. Please don't forget
the people that do not have
much money. I hope you
enjoy the cookies and milk
I will leave for you. Have a
good Christmas.
Love,
Porter Hodges


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one thing for Christmas
and that is Madden 12. It is
a football game. When you
score a goal you can dance
in the touchdown. I will have
chocolate chip cookies and
milk waiting for you.
Your friend,
Gage

Dear Santa,
I have so much to be
thankful for but I would like
three things for Christmas.
It will be another baby doll.
I would like to collect them.
I would like a green IPod. I
would like an IPod because
it is like a phone. I would
like a green computer.
I would like it because I
would like privacy. I hope
Rudolph is safe.
With love,
Tristan Butler


Dear Santa,
Love, I want these three things
Kylie because I have been kind of
good. And her are the things
I want. The new IPhone and
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not get any. I hope you enjoy
your cookies and milk. And
how is Mrs. Claus doing?
I bet you it's cold there.
Believe me, Santa, I am
going to be good every day.
Your friend,
Dakota

Dear Santa,
I would like an IPod
touch and a chart. I will
believe in you. You and Mrs.
Claus are the best. I will
pray for you. I hope you all
a great Christmas. Santa,
guess what? I am doing a
Christmas and I am going to
be an elf.
Love,
Tasmine Russell

Dear Santa,
I have been really good
this year. Please bring
me an IPod touch, a 3DSi
and Just Dance Three. I
believe in you and I want
you to remember all the
other kids. Make sure you
eat the cookies and drink
the milk that I will leave for
you. Have a safe trip. Merry
Christmas.
Love,
Ava


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Dear Santa,
How are things in the
North Pole? Well I have
been a really good girl and I
was wondering if I could get
a couple of presents, like a
Pogo stick so I could jump
really high. Also, I would
like some Barbie stuff. Last
but not least, I would like
a DS game. Don't forget
to give presents to all the
sick children and all those
who might not have any
Christmas. Have a nice trip
Christmas Eve.
Love,
Megan

Dear Santa,
I hope everything is
going good in the North
Pole. Is Mrs. Claus ok? I
hope she is. I watched TV
last night and I saw a Santa
movie. Santa I want a go
cart and an df on the shelf
and just one more thing,
them all star shoes that
I saw with my Mema in
Georgia at the shoe store. I
will leave you some cookies.
Merry Christmas, ho, ho,
ho.
Love,
London

Dear Santa,
I have been good most of
the year. Please bring me:
cocreation, touchpad, Angel.
Thankyou.
Love,
Sophia

Dear Santa,
My name is Owen
Grantland and I am 6 years
old. I have been a very good
boy this year. Please bring
me Lego Hulk set, Flying
Shark and a Tornado Razor
Scooter.
Love,


Dear Santa,
I have been a good
this year. Will you plea
bring me a Princess S
and Barbie car and al
girl book? Thank you.



Dear Santa,
My name is Chase


Dykes. I am 6 years old and
have been a very good boy.
Please bring me a crayon
maker, pellet gun and a
bike.
Thanks,
Chase

Dear Santa,
My name is Estevan
Angel. I am 5 years old and
live in Port St. Joe, Florida.
For Christmas, I would like
if you please can bring me
a drum set, a basketball net
and a basketball. Hope you
have a safe trip.
Love,
Estevan Angel

Dear Santa,
My name is India Gant
and I am 6 years old. I will
like you to bring a new bike
and a baby alive and a Dora
kitchen set. Also can you
bring my baby brother a
bike and a gun set and a
big truck? I will have your
cookies and milk ready for
you.
Thank you Santa.
Love,
India Gant

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy
this year. For Christmas
I want Thomas the trains
Friends and Cars 2 the
movie and a pirate family
for my pirate ship.
Thank you,
Conner Lolley

Dear Santa,
My name is Zoey
Burkett and for Christmas I
would like some squinkies,
a pillow set and an Florida
State blankie.
Love,
Zoey Burkett


Owen Dear Santa,
My name is Aydan and
I am 5 years old. I really
girl would like a remote control
Lse shark and helicopter
scooter and a bicycle. My sister
so a Anniston wants a power
wheel. Please get it so she
Love, won't keep aggravating me
Jenna and baby Brenton wants
everything. We will leave
milk and cookies.


Aydan Davis


Dear Santa,
I would like a toy gun. I
would also like my own X-
Mas tree. And I would like a
trampoline.
Thanks,
Austin O'bryan

Dear Santa,
I want a puppy. I would
also like a pink crown. I
have been a very good girl.
Have a good Christmas.
Love,
Bella

Dear Santa,
My name is Samantha
and I am five years old.
I would like a Leap Pad,
a scooter and a bike for
Christmas.
Your friend,
Samantha


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three years old. I would
like a dinosaur the size
of me, a helicopter and a
Triceratops. I will leave you
some cookies and milk.
Love,


Dear Santa,
My name is Riley Byrd.
I am 6 years old and I have
been a very good boy this
year. I would like you to
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Dear Santa,
I would like a Barbie bike
and tea site. I would like you
to get my mom something
for Christmas. She likes


Angels. Thank you Santa.
Love you, best friend,
Shauna

Dear Santa,
I want a baby doll and a
horse.
Love,
Makenna

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Teerger, age 6

Dear Santa,
I have been nice all year.
Will you please bring me a
belt with my name on it and
a skateboard.
Thanks,
Chance Gainer

Dear Santa,
My name is Isabella
and I am 6 years old. What
I would like for Christmas
is a spotted puppy, a frozen
treat maker and a crayon
maker. My sister Mahayla
would like a trike. Merry
Christmas, I love you.
Love always,
Isabella

Dear Santa,
My name is Carson.
I have been a good girl.
Please bring me a dolphin
necklace, 3DS and pajama
jeans.
Love,
Carson

Dear Santa,
My name is Kylie. I am
5 years old. I want a school
set and a stuffed animal
bear for Christmas. I want
a purple castle too. Thank
you.
Love,
Kylie
Dear Santa,
My name is Landon. I
am six years old. I want
a Buzz Lightyear and a
Smokey the fire truck
fore Christmas. Will you
bring my brother a Green
Lantern, maybe a DS too
with Super Mario that
comes with it.
Love,
Landon


Dear Santa,
My name is Shativia. I
am 6 years old. I want an
Easy Bake Oven and the
sweets to go with it. I want
a dollhouse and Cookie
the dog. I also want a new
computer that works and
some candy canes.
Lovi
Shativi


Dear Santa,
Why should I get toys?
Because I was super good
and nice to everybody. I
want a For Real Friend
because I want a dog. I want
an IPhone because I want
a cool phone. I also want an
IPod because I want to play
music. I hope you have a
good Christmas.
Love,
Laynye Longley

Dear Santa,
I have been good all year.
I would like a MP3 player
because I love to listen to
music. I would like a guitar
because I like to play guitar.
I would like some Barbie
dolls because I like to play
with them. I need some
more scrinkies. I would like
a new swimsuit because I
need one. I hope you have a
great flight to town.
Love,
Natalie Graziano

Dear Santa,
I was very good so please
bring one of all these items.
I would like Rayman Origins
because I am a game lover.
I would like Kirby Mass
Attack because I am a Kirby
fan. I want a Build a Bear
Welcome to Hugsville so I
can create my own penguin
character. You are the
coolest.
Your friend,
Sarah Beth Thompson

Dear Santa,
I have been good all
year. I would a new football


because I would like to get
better at catching the ball.
I would like a Playstate
games because my game is
broken. I would like a new
laptop because you get to
go to a game. I would live to
have a DVD player because
I like to listen to music.
Love,
Nichole Jefferson

Dear Santa,
I should get a gift
because I have not been
naughty. I would like a golf
course because I need to
practice. I want a Halo
Reach toy because it is
awesome. I hope you have a
great Christmas.
Love,
Ashton Burkett

Dear Santa,
I have helped my
mommy and I have been a
good boy. I want a big dirt
bike for Christmas and a
helmet and gloves so I can
ride to my friend's house.
I would like a 3DS game. I
would like an IPod so I can
listen to music. I hope you
have a good Christmas.
Love,
Zek Bailey

Dear Santa,
Santa can I please get
a Macaw because I have
been good all year. I would
like a Christmas tree for
Christmas so I can pray by
the Christmas tree. May I
get an American Girl doll?
I would like one that looks
like me. Most of all I would
like to get a new pot, floors
and forks for my mom. May
I get an Ipad to on line. I
hope I get a picture for me
of Mrs. Clause and you.
Love,
Chasity Finch

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. I
want a Wii and a x-box 360
game.
Love,
Jaydon G.


Dear Santa,
I have been a go
this year. I want a X
e, game and a batman
a box and bat mobile
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I have been a go
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this year. I want a n
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this year. I want a sl
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for them presents.


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year. I want a pink b
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a dog and a cat and
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Dear Santa,
I should get gifts
because I have been
nice to my friends and
family. I would like a big
LolloLoopsie because I
love them. I would like a
new bike because my bike
squeaks. I would like a big
teddy bear because I like to
hug teddy bears. I hope you
like the cookies we make.
Love,
Emily Grace Lacour

Dear Santa,
I have been good all
year. I would like a Baby
Alive for Christmas, some
shoes, clothes, an ipad and a
computer. I will be good this
year and next year to. Santa
is the best.
Love,
Jakhyas Williams

Dear Santa,
I have not been naughty.
I love Christmas. I want a
Nintendo DSI because they
are fun to play. I want a toy
puppy. They are fun. I want
a phone so I can call my
mom.
Love,
Maryssa Haney

Dear Santa,
I was very kind and very
nice to people. I want a bike
to ride to school. I want
an American Girl doll. I
really want a Nintendo DSI
and a Easy Bake. I want a
makeup set because I hope
you can get some presents
for everyone. Santa have a
good Christmas.


so I can play with it. I hope
you have a great Christmas.
Love,
Santana Causey

Dear Santa,
I have been good for
a year. I would like a bike
for Christmas because my
brother and sister have one.
A DSiXL because my sister
has one and I do not. A
computer because I do not
have one. I hope you have a
great Christmas.
Love,
Destiny Dykes

Dear Santa,
I have been good all
year. I would like a dirt bike
and a helmet. Last I would
like a Nintendo 3DS. I hope
you have a great trip on
Christmas Eve.
Love,'
David Dwight

Dear Santa,
I have been good all
year. I want a pair of skates
because I am good at it. I
want a Barbie because I
like to play with them very
much. I would like a Zuu-
Zuu pet because I collect
them. I hope you have a
great Christmas.
Your friend,
Sarah Metcalf

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy
this year. I want a laptop
and a phone and lots of toys.
Love,
Cleon


Love, Dear Santa,
Ciera Booth I have been a vei
boy this year. I wani


Dear Santa,
I have been very good
all year. I want a Xbox
360 because I love to play
video games. Also I want a
starter for my four-wheeler
because I can't ride my
four-wheeler without my
dad having to push it. A new
Gator Jacket because I do
not have one. I hope you
have a great Christmas.
Love,
Leighton Whitfield

Dear Santa,
I have been good and
nice to people. I would like
a bike because we need to
go somewhere. I would like
a dog because my old dog
is dead. I would like a new
ds because my ds is broken.
I hope you have a great
Christmas.
Love,
Paige Amerson


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and a I would like an Ipod for
Christmas because I

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also like a phone because I
like to text. I hope you have
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Love,
Aiden Gainer


den Sapp Dear Santa,
I have not been fighting
with people. I want a small
ly good dvd player so I can listen to
ew bike, movies. Next I would like
ioes and a dvd player because mine
broke. I want a computer
Love, because I don't have one.
Addison I hope you have a happy
great Christmas.
Love,
od boy Mimi Larry
shotgun.
ank you Dear Santa,
I have been nice to my
Love, family. I would like an ipod
Ian for Christmas because I
want to listen to music. Next
J this I would like a Barbie house
)ike and because I need to play with
I want it. Next I would like a puppy
a horse dog that is named Go Go
toys. Puppy because I do not
Love, have a puppy. I hope you
Karalina have a great Christmas.
Love,
Shadavia Hudgins


Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl
this year. I want a big baby
doll, Rock Star Mickey,
Red Laptop, computer,
Camera, art set with paint
and crayons, travel games,
kitchen trays, Mickey
movies, diamond earrings
and new books.
Lov
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year. I want an Ipa
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Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl. I
would like a fake
Mermaid tail, a dirt bike and
a swing.
Love,
Alexis
Dear Santa,
I have been good. I want
a headband game, three-
wheeler, DS and games.
Love,
Kaydin H.

Dear Santa,
I love you. Did Nick our
Elf on the Shelf tell you I
was good, because I was. I
would like cowgirl boots a
Power Wheel Car and a trip
to Wild Adventures. Please
also bring all the other kids
some toys.
Love,
Christina Clayton

Dear Santa,
My name is Callie, and I
have been a very good girl.
Please bring me lots of toys
and candy.
Love,
Callie Clayton

Dear Santa,
Did Nick my elf on the
shelf tell you I have been
good? I would like a camera
and Wild Adventure tickets
and some Christmas socks.
Love,
Skylar Clayton


Dear Santa,
I have been really nice
this year I wish for a X-ROx


360 Kenect, a gun with a
scope, MP3 player, 3 video
ry good games. Let everybody have
t a truck, a good time and let the poor
find a home and some food.
Love, I hope you have a merry
Jacob B. merry Christmas and I will
try to leave you a present
too this year.


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d2 and a Keaston Hopper
pa. Merry Christmas Santa.
Love, I have been nice all year
Gabriella long. So, can I have a MP3


player, Ipad, puppy and
good grades? I hope you
have a good ride home to
the north pole. Hey, can you
tell the elfs that Jacob and
Keaston said Hey.
Love a lot,
Jacob Hopper

Dear Santa,
My name is Levi and I'm
7 years old and this year for
Christmas I would like an
electric scooter, a Star Wars
Light Saber, and some Star
Wars toys. PS. I have been
really good and have done
the three things you asked
of me!
Love,
Levi
PS. I will leave you some
milk and cookies under our
tree.

Dear Santa,
I'm 5 years old and have
been a good boy this year.
I want SWAT men, games
for my DS, Hot wheels
track and something for my
sisters.
Love,
Rylan Fortune

Dear Santa,
I'm 8 years old and have
been a good girl. I want a
puppy or cat, DSI games,
pink boots, pink belt and
baby dolls.
Love,
Taylor Fortune

Dear Santa,
I'm 10 years old and have
been a good girl this year. I
want a laptop, rifle, hunting
clothes and purple bike.
Love,
Bailey Fortune

Dear Santa,
I'm 4 years old and have
been a good boy this year.
I want ninjago fire temple,
bike, dinosaur pillow pet
and something for my sweet
baby Stella.
Love,
Mason Reed


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I have been nice to
people all year. I want
Barbie dolls to share with
my sisters. Next I would
like is an American Girl Doll
with blond hair, pink shoes
and a pink ballet dress. I
want a phone so I can call
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green doughnut


When I'm too lazy
to make a cup of coffee
late at night, I drive
to the closest 7-11,
which is less than five
minutes from my house.
In Virginia, 7-11's are
everywhere. The people
there are nice
and will make a
new pot of coffee
any time of day.
On this night, I
was getting gas, a o
cup of coffee and
wasting time.
The store was CRAI
empty, other TR,
than the girl who BNI
was working the
second shift. I
walked in and stood in
front of the doughnut
case. As I there, I
started talking to the
girl behind the counter.
My back was to her,
because I was studying
the doughnuts left in
the case. I asked her,
"What time does the
doughnut man come
in?" I knew the answer
and answered my own
question before she had
a chance to.
."About midnight,
right?"
She said, "Yes, that is
right."
I was staring at
two green-frosted
doughnuts with red,
white and green
sprinkles. While
drinking my coffee, I got
into a "Sprinkle Debate"
with Sydney (the girl
behind the counter).
It wasn't actually a
debate; it was more
of an "Amen session"
because Sydney and
I were in agreement
there just weren't
enough sprinkles on
the green- frosted
doughnuts.
Sydney seemed
to be appreciating
the conversation. I
pointed out if they
would use only white
and red sprinkles, it
would actually look like
there were more on
the doughnut. Sydney
agreed.
After trying to get
a break on one of the
only two Christmas
doughnuts, I settled on
the better looking one.
I was whining a little
to Sydney, "This one
on the left looks like
someone stuck their
finger in it." I was trying
to get a doughnut deal,
Sydney didn't bite. I just
took the better one out
of the case and started
eating it.
We were alone in
the store and I was
philosophizing over
how we all have our
sprinkles and some


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of us have more than
others. Sydney seemed
to either agree with
me or wasn't paying
attention to me. She
is always very nice to
listen to my ramblings,
or at least she pretends
to listen.
Sydney is
less than half
my age, but she
understands
life's
sprinkles. Our
conversations
KS MY would do well
TOR in a theatre
eard in Richmond.
Sydney sports
purple hair, nose
and lip rings and other
piercings; I'm losing my
hair, wearing Clark Kent
glasses, blue jeans, a
tweed jacket and Chuck
Taylor Converse All-
Star tennis shoes.
I guess you could say
what we are wearing
and what we look like
are kind of like the
white and red sprinkles
on the doughnut. They
are kind of obvious.
People judge us on our
white and red sprinkles,
thinking we either have
too many or not enough.
Maybe folks should
judge us like green
sprinkles on a green
frosted doughnut, or
the things that aren't
so obvious. These are
the things that you have
to get close to in order
to see them. I'm sure
Sydney and I would both
agree on that.
After talking about
the lottery a little, I
asked her what she had
sticking in her tongue.
Sydney then made the
two things in her tongue
jump up and down. They
looked painful, one was
pink and the other was
blue. I'm not sure what
you call things sticking
in a tongue maybe
tongue sticks. Sydney
enjoys hers, they don't
bother me, so I don't
worry about it.
I know her and like
her because she is kind,
intelligent and, if I'm
lucky, I'll get a free cup
of coffee every once in
a while.
Rambling is
something I enjoy while
drinking coffee and
eating a doughnut with
sprinkles late at night
at the 7-11. We should
appreciate everyone
for their sprinkles, the
one's that show and the
ones that don't.
I promise I didn't
stick my finger in the
doughnut on the left.
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online at www.
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Tidings of the season


Kids do say, and write, the
darndest things.
That is on full display inside the
pages of this week's edition of The
Star.
Inside, children have submitted
their letters to Santa Claus, or
Clause, depending on
preference, providing
gentle instructions
about their hopes for
Christmas ahead.
There are visions
of candy and toys and
games and dolls.
TIM CROFT The latest fads
Star news editor or attractions are
on display, from the
newest Wii to Nintendo's DS or the
X-Box 360 to Justin Bieber and the
newest Barbie dolls.
But in those letters, there is
also the humanity of the season, as
only un-jaded children seem able to
express.
There is much wondering about
how Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as
the elves and Rudolph and the other
reindeer are doing. Are they keeping
up and warm?
How are things, generally, at the
North Pole?
There is much warmth and thanks
for all Santa does, all that his elves
accomplish and the presents they
spread around the world.
There is much hope of a safe
journey for the merry man and his
reindeer.
Plenty of children will be leaving
cookies and milk to sustain Santa
on his journey, some carrots or hay
provided for Rudolph and the hoofed
ones.
One child even noted Santa ought
to use the front door since the he
didn't believe the jolly man would fit
through the chimney. Another just
suggested magic for entry.
Amidst the requests for presents,
the queries after Santa's well-being,
however, there is also a jolt of the
times in which we live.
A number of children emphasized
that while they would like some toys
or games, they sure hope Santa
will remember those who aren't as
fortunate.


Children also toss in requests for
mom and dad and sister and brother,
providing hopes that the entire family
will enjoy a Christmas a fishing pole
for dad, a new fridge for mom, bike for
sister so she will stop aggravating her
brother.
Several also write, after listing
their Christmas wishes, if Santa can't
bring them their hoped-for goodies,
well, that is okay.
They will understand.
Several, in a melding of themes
only a child can accomplish, also
ask Santa to say "hello" or "Happy
Birthday" to the baby Jesus as he
passes through.
To read through those pages filled
with the thoughts and desires of these
children aged two and above serves
to wipe the Grinch right out of your
heart and soul.
For some.
There is also, unfortunately, a
darker hue to the Christmas season,
reasons within and beyond control
that will eclipse the joy and make this
the toughest time of the year.
Whether they have sustained the
stunning tragedy of death in their
family during the year, whether they
have lost their jobs, whether they
buckle under the stress of the holiday,
many often feel apart from much of
the world this time of the year.
The county's unemployment rate
chronically skirts near 10 percent,
levels not seen since the closing
of the paper mill in 1998, and that
percentage only counts those still
looking in a local economy of little
relief.
Hundreds will rely on the effort
and energy of volunteers to consume
a warm Christmas meal this week,
just as more than 700 relied on that
same generosity of spirit to enjoy a
Thanksgiving meal.
Families will be anxious and sad
about the deployment of their sons
and daughters in uniform, joy elusive
until their return from a war that
rages on.
There is a palpable angst, a
turbulence that seems, for many, to
be too much.
Many people are simply
overmatched by the festiveness of


the holiday season, not seeing or
believing there is much to celebrate.
There is a reason that Dec. 25,
Dec. 26 and Jan. 1 rank as the top
three dates on the calendar each
year for cardiac episodes resulting in
death.
In a way, though, the struggles of
some folks, and the response of many
others, ground us, help remind us
what this holiday is about. Sometimes
it's manifested in the volunteers who
devote their Christmas to reaching
out and feeding others, providing
bicycles for children of needy families
or toys to youngsters whose trees, if
the trees are even up, are bare.
Shining through those letters
inside this newspaper is the message
of the season.
That message is not driven by
the newest Barbie or dirt bike or
Nintendo game, but by understanding
the root of the holiday.
While Christmas is supposed to be
about the birth of a baby who would
change the world; it is really about the
philosophy attached to that person
who strode the earth more than 2,000
years ago.
That philosophy is one centered on
simple humanity, in treating others
as you would like to be treated, the
Golden Rule.
There was no room for the money-
changers of his time, no inheritance
for the powerful, but only a place for
those who understood that we are all
human beings, none any better than
the next.
It is a theme common to most
monotheistic religions, a theme
of nurturing the common good, of
preaching non-violence and peace,
of being a citizen of the world, giving
rather than taking, of simple justice
and the utter lack of any sense of
entitlement to anything in this life.
In that spirit, the staff here at
The Star wishes all of our wonderful
readers a peaceful, healthy, restful
and blessed holiday season.
May you find the gift of your
desires this holiday season, be it
a game, a toy or simply the desire
to be a better person or the will of
transformation for a better life in 2012.
Merry Christmas.


Miss Ina cuts to the chase


Brenda Lee sings
"Rockin' Around the
Christmas Tree," period.
End of story. That's the long
and short of it. Now, many
other wonderful
entertainers have
recorded that song.
As a matter of fact, 4
it seems everybody ,
and his brother
has included it
in a Christmas
album over the HU
years. That's OK D(
by me ... but, listen Kesle
closely here, it ain't
Christmas until Brenda
Lee sings it! It's the same
thing with Bing Crosby and
"White Christmas" or Gene
Autry and "Here Comes
Santa Claus."
Part of the goodness of
the season is the tradition,
the familiarity, the warmth,
the memories and the
good vibes certain songs,
pictures, words, deeds or
people evoke in our minds.
I don't want to see a
made-for-TV version of
"Miracle on 34th Street." I
don't want to see it in color.
I want to see John Payne
and Maureen O'Hara
figure it out again. Edmund
Gwenn was Kriss Kringle!
Everyone that came along
later was just pretending.
Can you imagine a
Christmas without Jimmy
Stewart keeping the Bailey
Savings and Loan afloat
in "It's a Wonderful Life"?
To this day, if weird things
happen to me, if it feels as
if I'm in another place or
time, I search my watch
pocket for Zuzu's petals.
I shave with a Gillete
Fusion razor. I have
tried Remington, Braun,
Panasonic and once, in
a moment of complete


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insanity, a straight razor.
None of them ring up
Christmas for me. We have
reserved that space for the
Norelco electric shaver. It
doesn't matter if
the Norelco heads
B actually "float" over
.I your beard like they
!ri did through the
snow. It's the little
Santa riding on
them that caught
KER our attention
WN and captured
olbert our imagination.
Plus, they started
airing those commercials
during the second week of
December. I figure no one
out there is old enough to
remember, but once upon
a time that marked the
beginning of the shopping
season.
This was back in the
days when you couldn't
buy a fake tree. You took
an ax and headed for the
woods. I've seen knock-
down-drag-out fights break
out over "the taller tree or
the one with the thicker
branches." "Turn the bad
side toward the wall" was
the national cry! We spent
hours stringing popcorn to
decorate and help fill in the
"weak" spots. Mom saved
those thin, stringy silver
icicles from year to year. It
would take forever to get
the lights untangled but it
was worth it to see those
bubbles rise up through
each individual little tube.
We always had an angel
guarding the proceeding
from high up top. I
remember like yesterday
how the fireplace seemed
to roar extra special at
Christmas. And I can still
see plain as day the green
and red wrapping paper


covering the five gifts under
that wonderful tree.
Either Buck or Case
was the Christmas knife
of choice. We had never
heard of Rolex or Omega.
But John Cameron Swayze
looked us right in the eye
and assured us those
Timex watches were the
best for Christmas because
"they took a licking and
kept on ticking." Western
Flyers were the fastest
thing going. Hula hoops
were near 'bout impossible
to wrap. I never outgrew
Lincoln Logs. We learned
early that the biggest
wrapped gift was not
always the best, but it sure
raised your expectation
level! And you couldn't
count the hours we'd shake
each package trying with
all our might to guess the
contents.
Building a snowman
was a Christmas essential
even if we just got a "dust"
of snow out at the end of
Stonewall Street. There
always seemed to be
enough to chunk a rolled-
up ball at your brother.
And it didn't take much
snow to slide down that hill
over on Forrest Avenue.
We'd pull the sled back up
to the top amid deep and
intricate discussions on
how could Santa possibly
make it to every house
in the entire world in one
night. It was a hard concept
to comprehend even at age
seven. But we all believed
back then, and the knowing
ones still believe today.
You knew Christmas
was really getting close
when Daddy took us riding
to "look at the lights." Or
you peered through the
fake snow painted on the


front window at Cannon's
Rexall Drugs at the
watches and rings. J. A.
Abernathy's hardware had
Daisy air rifles, red hobby
horses, Lionel Trains and
Gilbert chemistry sets
prominently displayed.
The Ben Franklin Store
front window held genuine
Hopalong Cassidy gun and
holster outfits, Tinker Toys,
plastic army men and an
assortment of games and
candies. I left my nose
print on every business
window in town.
I'm telling you, the
anticipation of Christmas
could take your breath
away!
Miss Ina Odum, who
has seen 97 Christmases
come and go, reminded me
just yesterday about Jesus
and how He trumped all
of the things we can say,
think or buy concerning
this very special time of
the year. She doesn't get
side tracked by political
correctness; she is not
worried about offending
some Buddhist, Muslim
country or atheist
naysayer. She understands
the lowly stable, the
swaddling clothes and the
abiding shepherds. She
grew up with the three
kings from the Orient!
Miss Ina allows that
Brenda Lee, gift giving,
tree cutting, snowman
building, window shopping
and reindeer sightings are
wonderful reminders of the
season, but it ain't really
Christmas until Jesus
reigns in your heart.
Now, that is worth
celebrating!

Merry Christmas,
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Local


Thursday, December 22, 2011


Mexico Beach Police Department plans to 'get well'


By Chris 01lwell
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Chief Brad Hall has pre-
pared a plan to improve
the Mexico Beach Police
Department, which has
been criticized by some
and supported by others in
recent months as city lead-
ers mulled the possibility of
disbanding the department
and contracting with the
sheriff for law enforcement
services.
Chief Hall's plan, called
the "Get Well Plan 2011/12,"
directly addresses the
concerns brought up in
an evaluation by the Bay
County Sheriff's Office. It
offers possible solutions
and a timeline for imple-
menting them.
According to the report,
a few of the concerns al-


ready have been addressed,
such as removing the tint
from patrol car windows to
remove barriers between
officers and the communi-
ty, which the BCSO report
recommended as a starting
point, and several solutions
are in progress.
A group of volunteers
also recently refurbished
the department's building.
"Some things were ad-
dressed, but a lot of this was
started after the report,"
Hall said. "There are things
in [the report] that I whole-
heartedly agree with."
The BCSO report, de-
livered to Hall and city of-
ficials Sept. 7, noted the
department had begun to
address some off the is-
sues mentioned. Sheriff
Frank McKeithen noted
in the report that many of


the agency's shortcomings
were not uncommon for
an agency the size of the
Mexico Beach Police De-
partment, which Hall also
emphasized.
"There's no department
around here that doesn't
have an issue with fund-
ing," Hall said. "You have to
deal with what you've got."
Hall takes issue with
some of the BCSO findings,
especially the notion that
crimes go unpunished be-
cause of lack of manpower,
training or experience. He
notes in the report that
among the six officers in
the department, half are
trained in crime scene pro-
cessing and evidence col-
lection and storage.
"We have a great
amount of experience and
talent amongst the officers.


... There are always areas
that may be too intense for
an officer to completely in-
vestigate, but if that occurs
we still have the Sheriff's
Office and [the Florida De-
partment of Law Enforce-
ment] to assist us," Hall
wrote.
Hall said the assess-
ment of his officers caught
him off guard. The BCSO
evaluation suggested Mex-
ico Beach officers were
dissatisfied with the pro-
fession because many had
worked for multiple agen-
cies, had disciplinary prob-
lems or left police work for
a time. That fact just as
easily could be attributed
to the individual agencies
his officers left before find-
ing a better fit with his de-
partment, Hall said.
Other tasks, such as es-


tablishing better processes
for dealing with citizen com-
plaints, are in the planning
stage and it will be months
before they are implement-
ed. And others still, policy
revisions for instance, are
ongoing and never ending,
said Hall, who noted keep-
ing policies up to date has
not been as high a priority
as it should have been.
"That was a good find-
ing because it reminded me
that this has to be done,"
Hall said.
And some still are at this
point unrealistic because
of budgetary constraints,
such as interior renova-
tions to the police station.
One of the more common
suggestions in Hall's plan
was greater cooperation
and enhanced communica-
tion between the police and


city government.
McKeithen recom-
mended the city find a way
to keep the police when
he presented the report
to Mayor Al Cathey; if that
wasn't the option city of-
ficials chose, McKeithen
said he would draft a de-
tailed proposal. That never
happened. The City Council
on Tuesday reached a con-
sensus to keep the police,
and the issue never came
to a vote.
Maj. Tommy Ford with
the BCSO said Hall's re-
sponse was the positive
outcome the evaluation
was designed to create.
"It was meant in a con-
structive manner," Ford
said last week. "It was di-
rect and to the point, but it
was meant to be construc-
tive."


BEARS from page Al


position since April, and un-
til recently, Gulf County has
been a pretty quiet area,
with not a lot of reports of
bear sightings," Wiggin-
ton said. "The reports just
started pouring in from
that area, particularly the
St. Joe Beach area, within
the last month."
Wigginton said bears
foraging into garbage are a
common problem in North-
west Florida. About 50 per-
cent of the reports they
have at the FWC have to


do with bears rummaging
through garbage.
"They think with their
stomachs," he said. "They
can get as many calories
going through a garbage
can as they can foraging
for acorns in the forest."
"In almost every case,
there's something that's
attracting them to the
area," added Wigginton,
who recommends securing
garbage cans and eliminat-
ing outdoor pet food and
bird feeders to keep bears


away.
"The best thing to do is
to allow the bear to leave
the premises on its own,"
Wigginton said. "If that
doesn't work, harass it with
a loud noise."
Wigginton suggests
banging some pots and
pans together or using a
whistle or air horn to scare
the bear away. Using noise
is suggested because it
teaches the bears to fear
people.
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St. Joe Beach, Wigginton
said the FWC will be set-
ting bear traps in the area
so they can relocate the
animals to more remote
places.
The FWC will relocate
trapped bears to desig-
nated release sites in the
Apalachicola National For-
est.
"There was an instance
(in St. Joe Beach) where
the bear was hazed, and it
keeps coming back," Wig-
ginton said. "We are just
going to try and alleviate
some of the immediate
pressures the bears are
causing the area."
He said the FWC is also
going to work to educate
the community on how to
keep bears away by secur-
ing garbage cans, and on
what actions to take if a
bear is spotted or is caus-
ing a nuisance.
"As of right now (black
bears) are still listed as
threatened in the state of


SPECIAL TO THE STAR
Gulf Aire resident David Beyl took this photo of a
black bear in his yard. Beyl said he has seen what


he believes to be the same
multiple times.
Florida," Wigginton said.
Black bears are not on
the federal list of threat-
ened species, and Wiggins
said they will be no longer
be on the state list in 2012.
Wigginton said most of
the time black bears are
not aggressive. The FWC
has never had any reports
of unprovoked attacks by
black bears, he said.
"They have a natural
fear of people," Wiggin-


bear on his property


ton said. "The main thing
is to not allow the bears
to get too comfortable
around people and not give
them a free and easy food
source."
Nugent encourages res-
idents to report any bear
sightings in the area to the
Gulf County Sheriff's Office
at 227-1115. Concerned res-
idents can also contact the
FWC Northwest Regional
Office at 850-265-3676.


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SCHOOL from page Al


funded by state Public
Education Capital Outlay
(PECO) funds leftover from
a roofing project at Wewa-
hitchka Elementary, which
came in at nearly $1 million
under budget.
At the board's Dec. 6
workshop to discuss the
projects, contractors Brian
Cathey and Bayne Col-
lins presented options for
either a design-build con-
cept for the project, which
would overlap the design
and construction phases
of the project versus the
traditional process of hir-
ing an architect and then a


building contractor.
Despite a drafted Re-
quest for Qualifications
(RFQ) for the board to hire
a design-build team in the
Dec. 16 agenda, concerns
about statute compliance
from school board attorney
Charles Costin redirected
the board's decision from
design-build to hiring an
architect to develop the
plans.
"School statute allows
the school board to use a
'design-build' process,"
Costin said. "But it says be-
fore doing renovations, you
have to have a registered


architect."
"We can't just do a re-
quest for qualifications (for
a design-build team). We
need to have an architect."
Costin said because the
board doesn't have a regis-
tered architect on contract,
they must enter a competi-
tive bidding process to hire
an architect, thus forgoing
the design-build process
and taking the traditional
route.
"Our primary concern
is that we don't lose this
money in the meantime,"
said Superintendent Jim
Norton. "Our whole mind-


set with the design-build,
we thought that would be
the most expeditious way
to do this."
Costin said it would cost
them 30 to 60 days in the
worst-case scenario.
The board aims to have
all design plans drawn and
construction contracts in
place in time for workers to
begin the renovations the
day school lets out in June
and have the projects com-
pleted before the beginning
of the 2012-13 school year.
Maintenance supervi-
sor Greg Layfield said he
would take care of the ad-


vertisement for an archi-
tect, and the board can plan
to narrow down the choices
at the next meeting.
"We'll just have to see
what kind of response we
get," Layfield said.

Personnel transfers
The school board an-
nounced the retirement of
Port St. Joe High School
guidance counselor Jua-
nise Griffin, effective Jan.
31, 2012. Pam Lister, for-
mer Wewahitchka Middle
School principal and cur-
rently in a district-wide


position, will take Griffin's
spot.
The school board also
announced several trans-
fers that will be effective
Jan. 5, 2012 at the start of
the new semester: Gulf
Academy teacher April
Bostwick will transfer to
an English teaching posi-
tion at Wewahitchka High
School; Vern Barth will
transfer from Port St. Joe
High School to Gulf Acad-
emy; and Todd Lanter will
transfer from Wewahitchka
High School to a PE. teach-
ing position at Port St. Joe
Elementary.


RESTORE from page Al


"Commissioner Williams
has had the chance to talk
to these committees, and
that doesn't usually hap-
pen in rural Florida."
The RESTORE Act
was designed to direct 80
percent of the federal fine
money BP will pay, poten-
tially as much as $20 billion,
to the areas in Florida, Ala-
bama, Texas, Mississippi
and Louisiana directly af-
fected by the spill.
Under the Clean Water
Act, BP will pay a fine for


every barrel of oil spilled in
the Gulf.
Without congressional
action, the money would go
to unrelated federal spend-
ing.
A video of Williams' tes-
timony was played at the
regular BOCC meeting
Dec. 13.
"We've lived this for two
years," Williams told the
panel. "This is about giv-
ing us a chance to pull back
in."
Williams stressed the


toll the oil spill has had on
the Gulf Coast economy,
mentioning devastated
oystermen from Franklin
County and devastated
fishermen across the state.
He said the five grossly
impacted states were vir-
tually paralyzed by 1990s
Oil Pollution Act, which
puts responsibility on the
federal government for oil
removal.
"This is an opportunity
to put our citizens back to
work," said Williams, who


was joined at the hearing
by business owners and
officials from Florida and
other Gulf Coast states.
"The economics cannot
be forgiven here. I've got
a governor that wants to
move jobs, and I need your
help to do that."
If approved, the RE-
STORE Act will allocate a
majority of funding, about
60 percent, to the Gulf
Coast Ecosystem Restora-
tion Council.
The council would use


half of those funds to im-
plement a comprehensive
federal environmental plan
and distribute the other
half to the five affected
states for ecosystem res-
toration under the federal
comprehensive plan.
Thirty-five percent of
the funds would be dis-
tributed to the impacted
regions for environmental
and economic restoration.
The final 5 percent would
fund scientific monitoring
of the Gulf Coast ecosystem


restoration and fisheries.
"We need this money to
make sure the research is
done," Williams said. "This
is not a handout. These five
states were grossly impact-
ed by the acts and negli-
gence of others."
Williams said the eco-
nomics can not be forgiv-
en.
"There's 20 billion at
stake," said county admin-
istrator Don Butler. "Some-
time it's going to be turned
loose. This is very big."


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Merry Christmas
from St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park
Special to The Star
The staff at St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park is
second to none. Faced
with challenges every day,
they take them in stride. It
does not matter how hard
or easy the job is, the task
is always completed and
they are always willing
to help visitors with their
needs. The park rangers
are tasked to do all types
of jobs which include
resource management,
protection, interpretation,
administration and
maintenance.
Wanting to be more
involved with community
events, the staff designed,
built and assembled a
float for the Port St. Joe
Christmas Parade. All of
the staff participated in this
community project. Park
Manager Mark Knapke and
OPS Ranger Kathy Dawson
provided candy, some of
the lights and garland.
Mark, Kathy and Volunteer
Virginia Barker passed
out the candy during the
parade.
Toll Collector Stacy
Woods added a palm tree
to the float. Park Services
Specialist Joe Mitchell
allowed his stuffed fox, otter
and raccoon to ride on the
float. Ranger Jessy Kinnett
constructed a shark, jelly
fish and a sea turtle out of
old wire and attached lights.
Ranger James Skinner
donated lights and made
sure the lighting was safe
and that the generator was
not overloaded. Ranger
Dennis Maulding assisted
in assembly and supplied
lights. Rangers Alex Lynch
and LeAnn Hinson also
assisted in construction
and Administrative
Assistant Diane Gillespie
was involved in designing
the float and made sure
park money was not spent.
Maintenance Mechanic
Ronnie Bailey assisted in
construction and made
sure the trailer was in good
shape and ready to go.
Assistant Manager Danny
Kemp and his wife Karen
were on vacation. Ranger
Ron Dyer and his family
assisted Rangers Mitchell,
Dawson and Hinson in the
re-assembly of the float at
the museum after it was
disassembled and brought
to town. Ranger Dyer
drove the float while Park
Services Specialist Mitchell
rode shotgun and took
pictures.
Ranger Hinson and
Marcia Knapke, the park
manager's wife, and
their two beagles rode
on the float. Ranger Bill
Wilkinson from Constitution
Convention Museum State
Park showed his support by
watching the parade as the
beagles barked with holiday
spirit.
We had a great time
building the float as well as
participating in the parade
and hope everyone enjoyed
it. We enjoy our jobs and
work hard to keep the park
well maintained so that all
of our visitors are safe and
have a good time. We look
forward to seeing you at
the park, best wishes and
happy holidays to all from
the rangers and staff at St.
Joseph Peninsula State
Park.
For information about
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Finding the perfect gift for the hunting enthusiast


n/ nut. 1 Special to
One item is a safety harness for the hunter who hunts f
A tree stand, like this Hunter Safety System harness


Every angler, or duck hunter, who goes out in a boat
or kayak, needs a life jacket.


" ~ By Stan Kirkland
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
With Christmas only
days away, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission has some ideas
for the sportsman or woman in
the family.
-V- One item is a safety harness
for the hunter who hunts from
a tree stand. Safety harnesses
P for the modern hunter are
hugely improved over safety
it i straps and belts available to
S,, tree stand hunters in the 1970s
and 1980s.
As the name implies, the
1 harness securely attaches to
. k. the hunter and the tree. If the
' tree stand fails, or the hunter
falls because of a misstep
or from falling asleep, the
harness keeps the hunter in
an upright position and from
falling too far, thus avoiding a
devastating injury or death.
r A harness won't prevent a
tree stand accident, but it is
the best insurance available
against serious injury from a
fall.
-" Depending on the make and
model, safety harnesses retail
* \ for $125 to $150.
Another suggestion for the
deer hunter is blaze orange
attire. Hunters across our
the Star nation wear blaze orange as a
rom a highly visible way to be seen
by other hunters and avoid
mistaken-for-game hunting
accidents. You can be in a
field or on the side of a hill and
V see another hunter wearing
blaze orange at an incredible
distance.
Most states have hunting
laws requiring blaze orange
clothing. Florida is no
exception. Florida law spells
out that anyone deer hunting
on public
S land, or those


accompanying someone deer
hunting on public lands, must
wear at least 500 square inches
of blaze orange above the
waist. That typically means
that a vest or hunter orange
coveralls are required to
follow the law. The rule applies
during all hunting seasons on
public lands, except during the
early archery and crossbow
seasons.
Most hunting or sporting
goods stores sell hunter
orange apparel. A vest and hat
can be purchased for under
$25.
Finally, every angler, or
duck hunter, for that matter,
who goes out in a boat or
kayak, needs a life jacket.
Modern inflatable life jackets
are comfortable and a vast
improvement over the old
bulky kapok-filled jackets.
Inflatable jackets come
in two models. One model is
worn around the neck and
buckles around the torso; the
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Thursday, December 22, 2011 www.starfl. com Page 17


PORT ST. JOE SOCCER

Boys still unbeaten; girls break losing streak


Star Staff Report
As the Christmas break arrives the
Port St. Joe High School teams are
dreaming of playoffs not candy canes.
The Tiger Sharks (9-0-1) remained
unbeaten on the season and the Lady
Tiger Sharks (5-3-0) broke a three-
game losing streak as both team en-
joyed winning weeks heading toward
the break.
The girls hosted Springfield Ruth-
erford on Tuesday night while the boys
hosted North Bay Haven Academy.
Both teams travel to Baker tonight
before breaking for the holidays.
Last Thursday, Port St. Joe hosted
District 1-1A rival Franklin County.
The Lady Tiger Sharks won 4-1
while the boys scored twice late for a
2-0 victory.
"The girls, after three-straight
losses, played an inspired game,"
Coach Gary Hindley said.
The girls, now 2-2-0 in district play,
received a solid effort in goal by fresh-
man Shannon Pridgeon, who made
four saves on five shots, improved to
2-2-0 in goal on the season, lowering
her goals against to 1.92.
Haley Wood scored her third of
the year, unassisted, at the 20-minute
mark and sophomore Lexie McGhee
followed with her third goal, also un-
assisted, in the 43rd minute. Allie
Strippling, assisted by Rachel Jones,
netted her team-leading fourth of
the season shortly after halftime and
Jones scored her fourth, unassisted,
in the 70th minute.
Port St. Joe finished with 10 shots
on goal.
Franklin County scored in the final
minute to finish the scoring.
The Tiger Sharks improved to 3-0-
1 in district play.


COURTESY OF CARLA MAY
Javarri Beachum scored the
game-winner, his first of the
season, against Franklin County.
Right, Christian Laine, here
trying to gain control against
Franklin County, had a goal and
registered the win later in the
week against Freeport.

The game was scoreless for 60 min-
utes before Javarri Beachum scored
his fourth goal of the year on an assist
from Drew Lacour, Beachum's first
game-winning goal of the year.
Cole Cryderman scored his third
of the year unassisted in the 67th min-
ute.
The Tiger Sharks have surren-
dered just four goals this season,
recording seven shutouts, a streak
extended on the following night when
Port St. Joe dominated Freeport 8-0.
The Lady Tiger Sharks also
notched another win against Freeport
by an identical 8-0 score.
Jones, a senior midfielder, had two


goals and two assists. Wood also re-
corded two goals and Lexie McGhee,
Jaclyn Kerigan, Kathleen Rish and
Christian Laine each had a goal.
The lone Port St. Joe assist was
recorded by Allie Strippling. The Flor-
ida High School Athletic Association
eight-goal "Mercy rule" was reached
at the halfway point of the second
half.
Port St Joe out-shot Freeport 25-2.
Christian Laine and Strippling shared
the shutout, Laine getting the win to
improve to 3-3 for the season and low-
ering her goals against to 0.33.


Barth steps down; Gannon takes over at PSJHS


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Vern Barth said it was
time.
Barth voluntarily
stepped down after four
years as head football
coach and athletic
director at Port St. Joe
High School, accepting a
transfer to Gulf Academy,
the district's second-
chance school.
Chuck Gannon, a
long-time coach in
several sports at the high
school and most recently
defensive coordinator,
will take the reins of the
football program and
become athletic director
effective the first of
January.
"I'm very grateful to
all the friends we have
made here and the fans,"
Barth said this week. "I
appreciate all the people
who supported the team
over the past four years."
His first head coaching
job had two distinct
chapters.
In his first two seasons
at the helm, Barth
took the Tiger Sharks
to the state Class 1A
semifinals before losing to
Tallahassee North Florida
Christian, and followed
with a tie for the district
title the next year.
The Tiger Sharks,
however, lost twice in a
Kansas tiebreaker and
were relegated to third
place and out of the
playoffs.
After losing more
than a dozen seniors to
graduation each of those
first two years, the Port
St. Joe roster took a dip
in size, experience and
numbers the ensuing two
years.
A 4-6 season in 2010
was followed by a 3-7
mark this past season,
a year that began with
promise and a win over
county rival Wewahitchka
but ended with three
consecutive one-sided
home defeats with the
playoffs still within reach.
In four years, Barth
was 24-19.
"It's been a great first
head coaching job," Barth


said. "I've learned a lot
and met a lot of friends I
consider family here. I've
helped some kids go off to
college. We've helped quite
a few kids, I think.
"I appreciate
everything the town has
given me, my wife and our
family. The town treated
my family and I as one of
their own."
Gannon, who has
coached football, baseball
and basketball during
his career, said he was
humbled by being asked to
assume the head coaching
duties.
"I was happy to be
asked, I was honored,"
Gannon said.
The veteran coach said
right now his focus is on
the weight room.
"Right now, we have to
get our kids in the weight
room," Gannon said,
adding that applies across
most sports. "We have to
identify athletes in all our
sports and get them in the
weight room. We have to
jump on board right away
and find out who lines up
behind you."
In particular, though,
both Gannon and
Barth noted that few
of the football players
in particular were
participating in any kind
of off-season weightlifting
program, including
scant participation in
weightlifting class.
Gannon said that
needed to change if only
to grow the program and
a roster that is painfully
young and undersized.
"It's going to be a work
in progress to get us back
to where St. Joe ought to
be," Gannon said.
Gannon said he had no
visions of making drastic
changes in the athletic
department beyond
trying to nurture a sense
of collegiality across all
sports and all seasons.
He said he wanted to
continue to foster unity
among the coaches at
the high school, adding,
"We need to all get on the
same page."
Change also arrived
at the semester break
at Wewahitchka High


School.
Athletic director and
principal designee Todd
Lanter, the defensive
coordinator on the football
team after six years at the
helm, will transfer to Port
St. Joe Elementary School


to take over for Gannon
as physical education
teacher.
Head football coach
Dennis Kizziah assumes
the dual duty of athletic
director at WHS, effective
the first week of January.


Wewahitchka's


Brown named 1A's


best football player


By Jason Shoot
Florida Freedom Newspapers
Theryl Brown was the
state's top football player
in Class 1A this past sea-
son, and he has an award to
prove it.
The Wewahitchka senior
was tabbedthe Class lAplay-
er of the year by the Florida
Dairy Farmers organization
this past week and he is now
a contender for Florida's Mr.
Football award.
A running back Brown
led all area players with
more than 2,700 yards of
total offense and 38 touch-
downs.
"This is just a great thing
that he's been honored with
that," said Wewahitchka
coach Dennis Kizziah. "He
definitely earned it. He
earned it on the field and he's
been dedicated to a whole
season of just hard work and
helping the team win. That
exemplifies the kind of in-
dividual he is, too. This is a
great stepping stone for the
program. He's probably the
first one that's ever received
that here."
Wewahitchka finished 2-8
in 2010, but the Gators im-
proved to 7-4 this year and
reached the playoffs. Brown
became the focal point of
the Gators' offense after he
spent an injury-plagued 2010
season at wide receiver.
"This year we definitely
saw the athletic ability he
had," Kizziah said. "We put
him in the backfield and put
him in an offense that he
could get the ball just any
time or direct snap it to him
and let him run. It played
right into his hands. That's


what we did. We run the
single wing, snap it to him
and give him a direction to
go. He got some good block-
ing and he was able to make
things happen."
Brown, 6-foot-1, 170
pounds, finished with 130
voting points to surpass Jef-
ferson County's Alphonso
Footman (115) in the ballot-
ing. Union County's Kendall
Wright (91) was third.
"He's not a big kid, but
he's very durable and really
worked hard in the offseason
getting stronger in his legs
and his upper body," Kizziah
said. "That made him the
player that he was and the
player that
he is. He
had enough
help back
there with
Justin Flow-
ers and Ja-
lyn Addison
that it took THERYL
a lot of the BROWN
load off him,
and they're pretty good,
too. But Theryl carried the
brunt of the load and he just
responded to what we were
doing."
Kizziah said Brown is
working on improving his
grades and exploring his op-
tions at the college level.
"It remains to be seen,"
Kizziah said. "He is getting
some looks from a lot of plac-
es. Maybe (junior college).
Maybe out in Mississippi."
Jefferson County coach
Jeremy Brown, who gradu-
ated from Bay and was an
assistant coach at Ruther-
ford during the 1990s, placed
third in balloting for Class
1A coach of the year.


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PHOTOS COURTESY OF TRACI GADDIS
During the recent Mexico Beach Christmas Golf Cart Parade, three men were
honored with a special medal to recognize their service to country, county and
community. The three were Capt. Glenn Norris, an officer with the Mexico Beach
Public Safety Department and a member of the U.S. Army Reserves on active
duty in Afghanistan. Norris reported back to his home base two days after the
parade. Also honored were James Middleton, Mexico Beach's first fire chief and
Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen, who also served as grand marshal of the
parade.

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Star Staff Report
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free weekly class/support group will begin
at 5:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012
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Free nicotine replacement therapy
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the public boat ramp. It was found by the pirate ship on Dec. 18 close to 5 p.m. Please
call Joey at 323-2353 for more information.


BAZAAR


SPECIAL TO THE STAR
Barb Van Treese, chairperson for the Christmas Bazaar & Jingle Bell Golf
Tournament at St. Joseph Bay Golf Club, and her husband Dan Van Treese,
provide toys collected during the bazaar and tournament as well as a check in
the amount of $619 to Erika White, executive director of People Helping People
and Henry Hogue, program support for PHP. The toys and funds will go to
making Christmas brighter for Gulf County children in need. Pat Hardman and
Ethel Bardsley, co-chairs of the golf tournament, are not pictured.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY


Happy 7th Birthday Levi!
We love you!
Mom, Dad, Justin and Cheyane


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Extravaganza to the Senior Citizens Center.


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each Thursday at Sunset
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great time of friendship and
planning different commu-
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last project was a Bunco
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Citizen's Programs and
Boy Scout Troop #47 in


which we raised more than
$1,500. Many businesses
in our area were very sup-
portive and donated great
prizes for our raffle and
door prizes. We really ap-
preciate all of the support
from the community.
Our club is hosting a
Health and Safety Fair on
Jan. 26, 2012 at the Cen-
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a free health fair for ev-
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checks, hearing checks,
vision checks and many
other health services will
be available.
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Thursday, December 22, 2011


School News


The Star A 19


Special to The Star
Families of Faith Christian School
students enjoyed a Chrismon ceremo-
ny this Friday. Students decorated a
Christmas tree with handmade orna-
ments that hold special meanings.
Chrismons are Christian orna-
ments that give honor to Christ. The
word "Chrismon" actually comes
from two words: "Christ" and "mono-


gram." So you could say Chrismons
are a monogram of Christ. Many of the
symbols used on the Chrismon tree
were designed almost 2,000 years ago.
Christians put these symbols on the
doorposts, utensils and catacombs to
make a statement about what they be-
lieved. Today we put them on a tree.
For example, a fish is one of the
most ancient symbols for Christ. Often
the word "IXOYC," meaning fish, was


written beside it. Early Christians of-
ten used this symbol as a secret sign
outside of their homes. It was a sign
the Lord's Supper would be secretly
celebrated there that night.
The service was beautiful as the
students and their families celebrated
the birth of Christ with the Chrismons.
A special thank you to the Hanlon
and Newman families for the excellent
brunch that followed the ceremony.


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career opportunities available right here in their
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By Tyler Monroe and Christian Pickett
General Information
Dec. 30 Deadline to register for the Jan., 28
SAT;
Jan. 5 Teacher Work Day;
Jan. 6 Teacher Work Day;
Jan. 9 Students Return.
Sports
Dec. 22 Girls basketball vs. Liberty County, 4:30
p.m. ET;
Dec. 22 JV/Varsity basketball vs. Liberty County,
6/7:30 p.m. ET;
Dec. 22 Girls/Boys soccer at Baker, 6/8 p.m. ET;
Jan. 3 JV/Varsity basketball vs. Mosley, 6/7:30
p.m. ET;
Jan. 3 Girls basketball vs. Mosley, 4:30 p.m. ET;
Jan. 5 Girls/Boys Soccer at Franklin County, 6/8
p.m. ET;
Jan. 6 JV/Varsity basketball at West Gadsden,
4:30 /8 p.m. ET;
Jan. 6 Girls basketball at West Gadsden, 6 p.m.
ET;
Jan. 7 Boys soccer at Freeport 1 p.m. ET;
Jan. 7 Girls soccer at Walton, 5 p.m. ET.
Go Sharks!
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Are you content?

Are you content with your life, just the
way you live?
Or maybe greed has a hold on you
and you want more than you give?
That's the way of the world, everyone
wants a little more.
Why can't people be content and not
have to make a big score?
Foolish desires cause much grief,
without and within.
Without the love of money, there
would sure be a lot less sin.
Too many people desire things, but
don't have the money to pay.
They then use the credit cards
becoming average family U.S.A.
They will soon owe more money than
they can pay.
You will never find contentment living
this way.
You will fond contentment when living
for the Lord,
and buying only things which you can
afford.

Billy Johnson


Read the Bible
carefully
The Bible does not
reveal, what many say
it reveals. Consider
the following from 1st
Corinthians 15:1-8:
"Moreover, brethren, I
declare to you the gospel
which I preached to you,
which also you received
and in which you stand, by
which also you are saved,
if you hold fast that word
which I preached to you
- unless you believed in
vain. For I delivered to you
first of all that which I also
received: that Christ died
for our sins according to
the Scriptures, and that He
was buried, and that He
rose again the third day
according to the Scriptures,
and that He was seen
by Cephas, then by the
twelve. After that He was
seen by over five hundred
brethren at once, of whom
the greater part remain to
the present, but some have
fallen asleep. After that He
was seen by James, then by
all the apostles. Then last
of all He was seen by me
also, as by one born out of
due time."
Notice what the apostle
Paul doesn't say. He doesn't
say that this is the gospel,
or the message, of Christ!
What he says, is that this
is the message that he
delivered to the Corinthian
church. This was an
important message that
contained many facts about
Christ, his resurrection,
and that he was seen by


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over 500 brethren after his
resurrection, but this is not
the gospel of Christ.
The gospel of Christ
is found in Matthew 4:23,
Matthew 9:35, Matthew
24:14 and Mark 1:14,15,
and many other places.
The gospel of Christ, the
message of Christ, was
"Repent, for the Kingdom
of God is at hand." Jesus
never preached about
Himself, before, or after His
resurrection. He preached
the Kingdom of God, and
sent the 12, and the 70, out
to preach the Kingdom of
God also.
Matthew 28:19-20 reads,
"Go therefore and make
disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name
of the Father and of the
Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe
all things that I have
commanded you; and lo, I
am with you always, even to
the end of the age." Notice
that even then, Jesus did
not command His disciples
to preach about Himself.
Are you observing
all things that Jesus
commanded? Or are you
observing the celebration
of pagan holidays, and
blindly observing what
your religious leader is
telling you to observe? Are
there man made objects of
worship in your church?
Are you blindly going out,
and buying all the paper,
and the lights, and the idols
that are so much a part of
the American Christmas
celebration? You wonder


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S323 Reid Ave ~ Downtown Port St. Joe, FL ~ 850-229-5433

first Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
JeffPinder Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
.j Bobby Alexander, Minister to Students
New Service Schedule for First Baptist Church
Wednesday
Sunday Wednesay Night Supper.............. 5:00 6:15 pm
Sufda Children's Choir.......................... 5:45- 6:10 pm
Sunday School ............. 9:00 am Nursery................. ............ 6:00-7:30 pm
AWANA's.................................. 6:15 7:30 pm
Worship Service............ 10:30 am Surrender Student Ministry........... 6:15- 7:30 pm
Youth Groups...............5:30 pm The Unshakable Truth Journey.....6:15 -7:30 pm
Celebration Choir Rehearsal.......6:30 -7:30 pm
Prayer Meeting .......................... 6:30- 7:30 pm
www.fbopsj.org "Praise Band .....................7:30- 9:00 pm
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t Faith Bible Church
t www.faithbiblepsi.net
801 20" Street, Port St. Joe, Fl. (850) 229-6707
9:45 AM................................................. Sunday School
10:30 AM ..................................... ........................... Fellowship Breakfast
11:00 AM .................................................................................................. W orship
6:00 PM .................................................................................................. W worship

Home of Faith Christian School
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St. Peter's Church, ACC
(Traditional Services 1928 BCP)
Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
Sunday ...............10:00 A.M.
Community Healing Service 6:00 P.M.
4th Thursday of Every Month
The Rev. Dr. D. Pete Windham, Priest
The Rev Lou Little, Deacon
Services Temporarily at Senior Citizens Center,
120 Library Drive
"An Unchanging Faith In A ( World"



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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
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The people of Mexico Beah United Methodist Church
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first Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596

Give unto the Lord the gfory due His name, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
Psalm 29:2


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


Sunday Evening Worship ..............6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ....... 7 p.m.


Nursery provided for all services



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507 10th Street Port St. Joe


(850) 229-8111


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe


Sunday:
Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m. ET
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. ET
Traditional Worship: 11:00 a.m. ET
Wednesday:
Youth: 5:30p.m. ET
Choir: 7:00p.m. ET


850) 227-1724
Rev. Mac Fulcher
Pastor
Ann Comforter Jeremy Dixon
Music Director Youth Minister
Deborah Loyless
Director of Children Ministries


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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Josh Fidler Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
Come worship with us!
Rector Father Tommy Dwyer
ST. JAMES'
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22ND STREET, PORT ST. JOE
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Questions or comments
are invited.
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winter seasons, our
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Mexico Beach Christian
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Box 13337
Mexico Beach, 32410
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Obituaries


John Wayne
Thompson

John Wayne
Thompson, 62, of
Cullman, Ala., passed
away Monday, Dec.
12, 2011 in his home
in Mexico Beach, Fla.
He was born July
10, 1949, in Cull-
man, Ala., and was
the owner of John
Thompson Electric
Company. He was an
avid Alabama football
fan and loved to fish
all over the world. He
was a member of the
Mexico Beach Artifi-
cial Reef Association.
He is survived
by his wife, Bonita
Brannan Thompson;
sister, Jane Wood
(James); and a host
of nieces and neph-
ews. A celebration of
John's life will be held
at a later date. In lieu
of flowers, memorial
donations may be
made to the Mexico
Beach Artificial Reef
Association, PO Box
13006, Mexico Beach
FL 32410, in memory
of John Thompson.
Wilson Fuineral
Home, 214 Airport
Road, Panama City,
FL 32405, (850)785-
5272.


A.C. Lanier
A.C Lanier of
Wewahitchka went
home to be with his
Lord, Friday morning,
Dec. 16.
He is survived by
his wife of 71 years,
Margaret; son Bert;
and daughter, Dimples.
He was blessed
with seven
grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren;
and three great-
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday,
Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. CST
Funeral services were
at 2 p.m. CST
Both were
held at Westside
Baptist Church in
Wewahitchka.
All services were
under the direction of
the Comforter Fuineral
Home, Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel.


THANK YOU FROM ST. JAMES'
EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Thanks to the community for the successful
Bazaar and Bake Sale held Nov. 17 for the
Missions and Ministry of St. James' Episcopal
Church
The Beautiful Irish Chain Quilt made by Joan
Bently was won by Dot Creamer of Port St. Joe.
We wish to thank everyone for their patronage.


www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org






Thursday, December 22, 2011


Local


The Star I A21


PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR
Justin Body was the winner of the girls' playhouse raffled off to support Bikes for
Boys and Girls of Gulf County.



NFCD gives away playhouses


Star Staff Report

North Florida Child
Development Inc. and
Gulf Correctional Institute
would like to thank
everyone that made this
year's "Bikes for Boys
and Girls of Gulf County"
project a success.
This year NFCD
was able to purchase
100 new bicycles with
proceeds from the raffle
of two playhouses made
by inmates at GCI in
addition to other donations
from local businesses,
organizations and


individuals.
In addition, NFCD
would like to thank the
Oak Grove Church's Youth
Group for purchasing
13 of the bikes; Gulf
Correctional Institute's
Warden Charles Halley,
Doug Sloan, and Stephen
Brown, who oversaw the
project; volunteers Sue
McGill for assembling the
bikes; Spud White and AJ
from White's (Gulf County)
Towing; Jerry Stokoe,
Ashley Davidson and
DeEtta Smallwood.
Donations were
received from the


Gaskin/Grady Insurance,
Wewahitchka Women's
Club, Lion's Club of Port
St. Joe, and the Lookout
Lounge.
A special thanks to
employees of NFCD who
gave up their time to
volunteer Sebrina McGill,
chairperson for the project,
Rochelle Priest, Gerald
Thompson, Jim McKnight,
Terri Bird, Mary Anne
Tanner, Haywood Shealy,
Jana Miller, Kathy Krum,
Sherry Bolden, Stephanie
Mayer, and Sherri Guilford.
Thanks to everyone that
donated for the project.


Jan Sapte, middle left, (South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Ladies Auxiliary) and
Erika White, middle right, (People Helping People of Gulf County) are helped
with a truck load of food for the needy in Gulf County.



South Gulf VFD Ladies


Auxiliary raises food for PHP


Star Staff Report

The South Gulf
County Volunteer Fire
Department at Cape San
Blas, Ladies Auxiliary
delivered a truck load of
food to People Helping
People of Gulf County.
The food was collected
during a food drive to
benefit the agency in the


weeks prior. The food
drive led by Melissa Larsen
and Cheryl Vacco came
at a much needed time
with supplies being low
at the food bank during
holiday's. According to
Erika White the Executive
Director of People Helping
People the summer months
are difficult as well. The
SGVFD Ladies Auxiliary is
already planning another


drive for May 2012 and
would like to thank the
following businesses for
helping make the drive a
success.
Piggy Wiggly, Dollar
General Market, Scallop
Cove BP, Cape Tradin' Post,
Coastal Realty Group,
Boardwalk Realty, Pristine
Realty, Cape San Blas
Realty and The Laundry
Basket.


Christina Morrill won the boys' playhouse
constructed by inmates at GCI.

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Date
Thu, Dec 22
Fri, Dec 23
Sat, Dec 24
Sun, Dec 25
Mon, Dec 26
Tues, Dec 27
Wed, Dec 28


High
710


% Precip
20 %
40 %
20 %
40 %
0 %
30 %
0 %


TIDE TABLES MONTHLY AVERAGES
To find the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times
from these given for APALACHICOLA:
HIGH LOW
Cat Point Minus 0:40 Minus 1:17
East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27
To find the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times
from those given for CARRABELLE:
HIGH LOW
Bald Point Minus 9:16 Minus 0:03

St.Joseph Bay
12/22 Thu 04:55AM -0.8 L 07:19PM 1.7 H
12/23 Fri 05:57AM -0.9 L 08:13PM 1.8 H
12/24 Sat 06:55AM -1.0 L 09:05PM 1.8 H
12/25 Sun 07:45AM -0.9 L 09:52PM 1.7 H
12/26 Mon 08:25AM -0.8 L 10:33PM 1.4 H
12/27 Tue 08:51AM -0.6 L 11:07PM 1.2 H
12/28 Wed 09:00AM -0.4 L 11:29PM 0.9 H


Apalachicola Bay,
12/22 Thu 08:07AM -0.6 L
06:53PM 1.1 L
12/23 Fri 08:58AM -0.7 L
07:54PM 1.1 L
12/24 Sat 12:48AM 1.3 H
05:26PM 1.0 H
12/25 Sun 01:42AM 1.3 H
05:52PM 1.0 H
12/26 Mon 02:36AM 1.3 H
06:14PM 1.0 H
12/27 Tue 03:29AM 1.2 H
06:33PM 1.0 H
12/28 Wed 04:22AM 1.1 H
06:52PM 1.0 H


West Pass


04:17PM
11:53PM
04:55PM

09:44AM
08:46PM
10:27AM
09:35PM
11:05AM
10:23PM
11:40AM
11:14PM
12:09PM


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Thursday, December 22, 2011


Libraries receive boost from Woman's Club


The GFWC Wewahitchka Woman's Club Inc. (GFWC
WWC) donated checks in the amount of $100 each
to the Wewahitchka Elementary School Library, the
Wewahitchka High School Library and the Charles
Whitehead Public Library. One of the primary goals
of the GFWC WWC Education Program is to help
increase literacy rates in the local community.


Pictured from left are Beulah Harrison, librarian at the
Charles Whitehead Public Library, and Caroline Villasenor,
of the GFWC WWC.


Pictured from left are
Caroline Villasenor
and Rhonda Pridgeon
of the GFWC WWC,
Wewahitchka High
School Media Specialist
Micah Peak and WHS
Principal Debbie Baxley.


Pictured from left are Wewahitchka Elementary School Principal Lori Price,
WES media specialist Kim Ludlam and Rhonda Pridgeon, representing
GFWC WWC.


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11th Annual

Shoe Drive
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Help those in need!
It's time to go through your closets
for those unwanted pairs of shoes, in
reasonable condition. You can bring
the shoes to Coastal Foot and Ankle
Clinic located at 221 HWY 98. Donations
will go to Franklin's Promise and will be
distributed at The community service
center (old Apalachicola high school)
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History of the Christmis tree


By Lois Swoboda
Florida Freedom Newspapers

A big part of Christmas for most
families is decorating a tree and
having it in the house through the
holidays. During that time, it is
often the focal point of the home
with presents stacked below its
boughs.
The custom of bringing
evergreens into the home in
winter predates Christmas and
Christmas trees. The Egyptians
brought green date palm leaves
into their homes over the winter
solstice, the shortest day of the
year, to symbolize life's triumph
over death.
The Romans celebrated the
winter solstice with Saturnalia
in honor of Saturnus, the god of
agriculture. They decorated their
houses with greens and lights
and exchanged gifts. They gave
coins for prosperity, pastries for
happiness, and lamps to light one's
journey through life. The custom
of eating beans on New Year's Day
dates back to this Roman Festival.
In Great Britain, Druids used
evergreens in winter solstice
rituals held in sacred groves of
trees. For them, holly and mistletoe
were symbols of eternal life. They
placed evergreen branches over
doors to keep away evil spirits.
Late in the Middle Ages,
Germans and Scandinavians began
placing evergreen trees inside
their homes or just outside their
doors to welcome spring. Our
modern Christmas tree evolved
from this tradition.
Legend has it that Martin
Luther began the tradition of
decorating trees to celebrate
Christmas. He set up a little fir
tree indoors so he could share and
decorated it with candles, which he


lighted in honor of Christ's birth.
The Christmas tree first came to
England with the Georgian Kings
who came from Germany. It wasn't
until the popular monarchs Victoria
and Albert were shown decorating
a tree with their children in the
Illustrated London News in 1848
that the custom became popular
with the general public.
The same woodcut appeared
in 1850, with the queen's tiara
deleted, in Godey's Lady's Book
in Philadelphia. Christmas trees
became popular with the east coast
elite but not everyone joined the
celebration.
The Puritans banned Christmas
in New England. Even as late as
1851, a Cleveland minister nearly
lost his job because he allowed a
tree in his church.
The Christmas tree market in
the United States was born in 1851
when Catskill farmer Mark Carr
hauled two ox sleds of evergreens
into New York City. By 1900, one
in five American families had a
Christmas tree, and 20 years later,
the custom was nearly universal.
Christmas tree farms sprang
up during the depression.
Nurserymen couldn't sell their
evergreens for landscaping, so they
cut them for Christmas trees.
Today six species account for
about 90 percent of the nation's
Christmas tree trade. Scotch pine
ranks first, comprising about 40
percent of the market, followed 4
by Douglas fir which accounts
for about 35 percent. The other
big sellers are noble fir, white
pine, balsam fir and white spruce.
Surprisingly, the first artificial
Christmas trees were developed in
Germany during the 19th century.
They were made using goose
feathers dyed green. The feather
trees became increasingly popular


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the estate of GRADY
O'BRIAN, deceased,
whose date of death
was February 3, 2011,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for GULF County,
Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of
which is 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. The
names and addresses
of the personal repre-
sentative and the per-
sonal representative's
attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the de-
cedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against
decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of
the decedent and other
persons having claims
or demands against
decedent's estate must
file their claims with this


1100
court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLOR-
IDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publi-
cation of this notice is
December 15, 2011.
Personal
Representative:
Bobbie Jean Griffith
6206 Boatrace Road
Panama City, FL 32404
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
SHER L/ALLAN, ESQ.
FL Bar No. 0847951
731 Oak Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 914-2220
Dec 15, 22, 2011


30230S
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE
FOURTEEN JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 11-119-CA
CENTENNIAL BANK
an Arkansas banking
corporation, successor
in interest to Bayside
Savings Bank,
Plaintiff,

vs.
SYBIL DUNCAN,
Defendant.
CLERK'S NOTICE
OF SALE UNDER F.S.
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that,
in accordance with the
Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure
dated November 30,
2011, in the above-
styled cause, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the
Front lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
(Eastern Standard
Time) on January 12,
2012 the following de-


1100
scribed property:
Lot 2, Unit IVA:
A tract of land located
in Fractional Section
14, Township 9 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida, and
being more particularly
described as follows:
Commencing at the
point of intersection of
the North line of Treas-
ure Bay Unit 1, as per
plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 3, Page 32,
Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida, with
the Westerly right of
way line of County
Road No. 30; thence
North 15'27'30" East
along said Westerly
right of way line
1826.04 feet for the
Point of Beginning;
thence North 89'16'30"
West, 254.25 feet;
thence North 15'27'30"
East, 103.40 feet;
thence South 89'16130"
East, 254.25 feet to a
point on the Westerly
right of way line of said
County Road No. 30;
thence South 15'27'30"
West along said West-
erly right of way line
103.40 feet to the Point
of Beginning.
Dated: December 7,


1 1100
2011.
Rebecca Norris
Gulf County Clerk of
Court
By: BA Baxter
Deputy Clerk
Dec 15, 22, 2011


36300S
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
CASE NO.: 10-282-CA
TYNDALL FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT E. MADISON,
JR. A/K/A ROBERT E.
MADISON, RONALD E.
MADISON, DE-
CEASED, ANDREW J.
HALL, JR., DECEASED,
PAULETTE HALL
WRIGHT A/K/A CAROL
PAULETTE HALL
WRIGHT, LOUISE
HALL MCGUINNESS
A/K/A LOUISE
MCGUINNESS, ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING
BY THROUGH, UN-


DER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFEND-
ANTS WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES
OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS, INCLUDING AN-
YONE THAT MAY
CLAIM BY OR
THROUGH EITHER
TESTATE OR INTES-
TATE SUCCESSION
and MARGARET
RENEE SHOAF,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that the Clerk
of the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida,
pursuant to the Final
Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure, entered in
this cause, the Clerk of
this Court shall sell the
property at public sale
at 11:00 A.M. E.S.T, on
the 12th day of Janu-
ary, 2012, at the Gulf
County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin
Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida the following
described real property
lying and being in Gulf


1 1100
County, Florida, to-wit:
LOTS 10 AND 12
BLOCK OF PORT ST.
JOE BEACH, UNIT
NUMBER 2, AC-
CORDING TO THE OF-
FICIAL PLAT THEREOF
ON FILE IN THE OF-
FICE OF THE CLERK
OF CIRCUIT COURT
OF GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY
OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF
THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
The Notice dated this
7th day of December,
2011.
BECKY NORRIS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT,
GULF COUNTY FLOR-
IDA

BY: B.A. Baxter
Deputy Clerk
Dec 22, 29, 2011


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36302S
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
CASE NO.: 11-253CA
TYNDALL FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHIRLEY FRANCINE
DAVIS and UNKNOWN
TENANT,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that the Clerk
of the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida,
pursuant to the Final
Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure, entered in
this cause, the Clerk of
this Court shall sell the
property at public sale
at 11:00 A.M. E.S.T, on
the 12th day of Janu-
ary, 2012, at the Gulf
County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin
Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida, the following
described real property
lying and being in Gulf
County, Florida, to-wit:


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Thursday, December 22, 2011


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EXHIBIT "A'

COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF U.S. GOVERN-
MENT LOT 2, FRAC-
TIONAL SECTION 30,
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH,
RANGE 9 WEST, GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA,
AND RUN THENCE
NORTH ALONG THE
EAST BOUNDARY
LINE OF SAID LOT 2
FOR 211.4 FEET TO
THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF RED
BULL ISLAND SUBDI-
VISION, UNRE-
CORDED UNIT NO.
THREE FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINN-
ING; FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTINUE NORTH
ALONG THE EAST
BOUNDARY LINE OF
GOVERNMENT LOT 2
FOR 750 FEET MORE
OR LESS TO THE
NORTHEAST CORNER
OF LOT 6, BLOCK "H"
RED BULL ISLAND
SUBDIVISION, UNRE-
CORDED UNIT NO.
THREE; THENCE
NORTH 87-11 'WEST
226.58 FEET TO THE
EAST BANK OF A
PROPOSED CANAL;
THENCE SOUTH
ALONG THE WEST
LOT LINE OF LOTS 6,
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 AND I -A
FOR 750 FEET MORE
OR LESS TO THE
NORTH BOUNDARY
OF RED BULL ISLAND
DRIVE; THENCE
SOUTH 85 -05' EAST
260.00 FEET MORE OR
LESS TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. BE-
ING IN FRACTIONAL
SECTION 30, TOWN-
SHIP 4 SOUTH,
RANGE 9 WEST, GULF
COUNTY FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY
OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF
THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.

The Notice dated this
7th day of December,
2011.

BECKY NORRIS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT,
GULF COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA

BY: B.A. Baxter
Deputy Clerk
Dec 22, 29, 2011



36304S
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.
23 2011 CA 000395
Division

SUNTRUST BANK
Plaintiff

vs.

JOHN V SLAMECKA,
et al
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
JOHN V SLAMECKA
CURRENT RESIDENCE
UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS
71 EATON PLACE
LONDON ENGLAND
MARIETTA, GA 30067

UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JOHN V
SLAMECKA
CURRENT RESIDENCE
UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS
71 EATON PLACE
LONDON ENGLAND

You are notified that an
action to foreclose a
mortgage on the fol-
lowing property in Gulf
County, Florida:

LOT 11, BLOCK AA,
SWEET WATER
SHORES AT MONEY
BAYOU, A SUBDIVI-
SION AS PER MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RE
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, AT PAGES 39
AND 40 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA

commonly known as
174 SWEETWATER
SHORES DRIVE, PORT
ST. JOE, FL 32456 has
been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any,
to it on Lindsay
Moczynski of Kass
Shuler, PA., plaintiff's
attorney, whose ad-
dress is PO. Box 800,
Tampa, Florida 33601,
(813) 229-0900, on or
before January 16,
2012 or 30days from
the first date of publica-
tion, whichever is later
and file original with the
Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on
the Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereaf-
ter, otherwise, a default
will be entered against
you for the relief de
manded in the Com-
plaint.


Dated: December 8,
2011.

CLERK OR THE
COURT
Honarable
Rebecca L. Norris
1000 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd., Rm 148
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

By: B.A. Baxter
Deputy Clerk


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If you are a person with
a disability who needs
any accommodation in
order to participate in
this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost
to you, to the provision
of certain assistance.
Please contact Clerk of
the Court, 1000 5th
Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, phone
(850) 229-6113 within 7
working days of your
receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or
voice impaired, call
1-800-955-8771.
Dec 22, 29, 2011

36849S
UNITED STATES
BANKRUPTCY COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT
OF FLORIDA
PANAMA CITY DIVI-
SION
Case No.:
09-50089-LMK
Chapter 11

In Re:

BAREFOOT COT-
TAGES DEVELOP-
MENT COMPANY LLC,
Debtor

NOTICE OF AUCTION
AND SALE OF SUB-
STANTIALLY ALL AS-
SETS OF THE POST-
CONFIRMATION RE-
ORGANIZED DEBTOR
PURSUANT TO OR-
DER CONFIRMING
FIRST AMENDED
PLAN FILED BY WHIT-
NEY NATIONAL BANK
DATED OCTOBER 13,
2009

TO ALL CREDITORS,
PARTIES IN INTEREST
AND INTERESTED
PURCHASERS:

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that by Order
dated April 12, 2010
("Confirmation Order"),
the Bankruptcy Court
confirmed Whitney Na-
tional Bank's First
Amended Plan of Reor-
ganization dated Octo-
ber 13, 2009 (the
"Plan"), which provides
for the sale by auction
(the "Auction") by the
Court-appointed Liqui-
dating Trustee, Tom
Risalvato, CPA (the
"Liquidating Trustee")
of substantially all as-
sets (the "Acquired As-
sets") of the Debtor,
Barefoot Cottages De-
velopment Company,
LLC (the "Debtor") re-
maining after eighteen
(18) months from the
May 12, 2009 Effective
Date of the Plan.

PLEASE TAKE FUR-
THER NOTICE that:

(a) in accordance with
the Plan and Confirma-
tion Order, the Liqui-
dating Trustee shall
conduct the Auction,
after which the Liqui-
dating Trustee will de-
termine the prevailing
bidder for the Acquired
Assets (the "Prevailing
Bidder"). The Auction
will be held on January
10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
at the offices of Carr,
Riggs & Ingram, 151
Mary Esther Boulevard,
Suite 301, Mary Esther,
Florida 32569.

(b) All bidders must
register and have de-
posit funds (the
"Deposit") available be-
fore the Auction
begins. The Deposit
must be made prior to
the Auction in the form
of an electronic check
(ACH), wire transfer,
cash, or certified
check. To be qualified
to bid, all bidders ex-
cept for Biel REO, LLC
or its designee, as
successor-in-interest to
Whitney National Bank,
shall be required to De-
posit with the Liquidat-
ing Trustee a sum not
less than ten percent
(10%) of the bidder's
planned maximum bid.
Bidders will not be per-
mitted to bid in excess
of the planned maxi-
mum bid, as deter-
mined by the Deposit,
without first providing
an additional deposit to
the Liquidating Trustee.


der shall make pay-
ment in full by the close
of business on the date
of the Auction. Accept-
able forms of payment
are wire transfers and
certified check made
payable to Barefoot
Cottages Development
Company, LLC Debtor
in possession. If pay-
ment is not made
within this timeframe,
the Liquidating Trustee
may cancel the highest
bid, re-advertise the
Auction and pay all

from the deposit. Any
remaining funds in the
Deposit shall be held
by the Liquidating Trus-
tee and distributed to
the Class 4 Creditor un-
der the Plan.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION

The following real prop-
erty described as fol-
lows as:

Government Lot 2,
Section 27, Township 7
South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida ly-
ing North of U.S. High-
way 98 (State Road No.
30 120 foot right of


way), less and except
property described in
Official Records Book
133, Page 1 of the pub-
lic records of Gulf
County, Florida and be-
ing more particularly
described by field sur-
vey as follows: Begin at
a three by three light
wood stake, marking
the Northeast corner of
Government Lot 2,


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Section 27, Township 7
South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida
and run North 89 de-
grees 32 minutes 22
seconds West, along
the North boundary line
of said Government Lot
2, for 1328.18 feet to a
found 5/8 inch rod and
cap No. L.B. 43 lying
on the Northeasterly
right of way line of U.S.
Highway 98 (State
Road No. 30 120 foot
right of way); thence
South 46 degrees 14
minutes 00 seconds
East along said North-
easterly right of way
line for 1640.37 feet;
thence leaving said
Northeasterly right of
way line run North 43
degrees 46 minutes 00
seconds East for
110.00 feet; thence
South 46 degrees 14
minutes 00 seconds
East parallel with said
Northeasterly right of
way line for 46.37 feet;
thence South 00 de-
grees 28 minutes 33
seconds West parallel
to the East line of said
Government Lot 2, for
151.12 feet to the said
Northeasterly right of
way line of U.S. High-
way 98; thence South
46 degrees 14 minutes
00 seconds East, along
said Northeasterly right
of way line for 34.35
feet to a point on the
East line of said Gov-
ernment Lot 2, Section
27; thence North 00 de-
grees 28 minutes 33
seconds East, along
said East line for
1251.57 feet to the
point of beginning.

LESS AND EXCEPT the
following parcel:

Commence at North-
east corner of Govern-
ment Lot 2, Section 27,
Township 7 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida; thence
proceed South 00 de-
grees 28 minutes 33
seconds West along
the East line of Govern-
ment Lot 2, a distance
of 1100.45 feet to the
Point of Beginning;
thence continue along
said East line South 00
degrees 28 minutes 33
seconds West, a dis-
tance of 151.12 feet to
the Northerly right of
way of U.S. Highway
98; thence proceed
along said Northerly
right of way North 46
degrees 14 minutes 00
seconds West, a dis-
tance of 34.35 feet;
thence leaving said
Northerly right of way
proceed North 00 de-
grees 28 minutes 33
seconds East, a dis-
tance of 151.12 feet;
thence proceed South
46 degrees 14 minutes
00 second East, a dis-
tance of 34.35 feet to
the point of terminus of
the herein described
line.

LESS AND EXCEPT the
following parcels:

Parcel 1:

Commence at the
Northeast corner of
Government Lot 2, Sec-
tion 27, Township 7
South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida;
thence proceed South
00 degrees 28 minutes
33 seconds West along
the East line of Govern-
ment Lot 2, a distance
of 1251.57 feet to the
Northerly right of way
U.S. Highway 98;
thence departing said
East line proceed North
46 degrees 14 minutes
00 seconds West along
said Northerly right of
way, a distance of
802.71 feet to the point
of beginning; thence
continue along said
Northerly right of way
North 46 degrees 14
minutes 00 seconds


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West, a distance of
226.34 feet; thence de-
parting said Northerly
right of way proceed
South 68 degrees 37
minutes 07 seconds
East, a distance of
19.37 feet; thence pro-
ceed South 67 degrees
13 minutes 16 seconds
East, a distance of
24.21 feet; thence pro-
ceed South 55 degrees
47 minutes 09 seconds
East, a distance of
24.73 feet; thence pro-
ceed North 87 degrees
46 minutes 45 second
East, a distance of
39.71 feet; thence pro-
ceed South 61 degrees
59 minutes 46 seconds
East, a distance of
29.80 feet; thence pro-
ceed South 66 degrees
17 minutes 37 seconds
East, a distance of
25.37 feet; thence
proceed South 59 de-
grees 41 minutes 20
seconds East, a dis-
tance of 17.19 feet;
then proceed South 59
degrees 31 minutes 55
seconds East, a dis-
tance of 24.00 feet;
thence proceed South
64 degrees 53 minutes
09 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 13.94 feet;
thence proceed South
56 degrees 40 minutes
12 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 24.10 feet:
thence proceed South
54 degrees 38 minutes
35 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 4.53 feet;
thence proceed South
44 degrees 01 minutes
12 seconds West, a
distance of 83.89 feet
to the said Northerly
right of way and the
point of beginning of
the parcel herein de-
scribed.

Said parcel containing
0.25 acres, more or
less. [10690.89 square
feet]

Parcel 2:

Commence at the
Northeast corner of
Government Lot 2, Sec-
tion 27, Township 7
South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida;
thence proceed South
00 degrees 28 minutes
33 seconds West along
the East line of Govern-
ment Lot 2, a distance
of 1251.57 feet to the
Northerly right of way
U.S. Highway 98;
thence departing said
East line proceed North
46 degrees 14 minutes
00 seconds West along
said Northerly right of
way, a distance of
184.35 feet to the point
of beginning; thence
continue along said
Northerly right of way
North 46 degrees 14
minutes 00 seconds
West, a distance of
588.36 feet; thence de-
parting said Northerly
right of way proceed
North 44 degrees 01
minutes 12 seconds
East, a distance of
91.22 feet; thence pro-
ceed South 63 degrees
52 minutes 19 seconds
East, a distance of 6.17
feet; thence proceed
South 52 degrees 13
minutes 40 seconds
East, a distance of
15.30 feet; thence pro-
ceed South 27 degrees
40 minutes 29 seconds
East, a distance of
26.73 feet; thence pro-
ceed South 42 degrees
34 minutes 57 seconds
East, a distance of
32.22 feet; thence pro-
ceed South 42 degrees
44 minutes 57 seconds
East, a distance of
33.16 feet; thence pro-
ceed South 12 degrees
50 minutes 24 seconds
East, a distance of 3.74
feet; thence proceed
North 86 degrees 20
minutes 27 seconds
East, a distance of
14.54 feet; thence
proceed South 77 de-
grees 56 minutes 12


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seconds East, a dis-
tance of 19.30 feet;
thence proceed South
08 degrees 29 minutes
37 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 19.05 feet;
thence proceed South
09 degrees 10 minutes
29 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 13.11 feet;
thence proceed South
01 degrees 17 minutes
57 seconds West, a
distance of 11.35 feet;
thence proceed South
14 degrees 28 minutes
58 seconds East, a
distance of 15.49 feet;
thence proceed South
04 degrees 29 minutes
55 seconds East, a
distance of 7.26 feet;
thence proceed South
35 degrees 13 minutes
31 seconds East, a
distance of 7.55 feet;
then proceed South 39
degrees 07 minutes 55
seconds East, a
distance of 11.33 feet;
thence proceed South
03 degrees 59 minutes
59 seconds East, a
distance of 13.36 feet;
thence proceed South
26 degrees 43 minutes
06 seconds East, a
distance of 18.29 feet;
thence proceed South
55 degrees 01 minutes
09 seconds East, a
distance of 22.96 feet;
thence proceed South
37 degrees 10 minutes
10 seconds East, a
distance of 13.45 feet;
thence proceed South
41 degrees 43 minutes
18 seconds East, a
distance of 15.29 feet;
thence proceed South
47 degrees 04 minutes
22 seconds East, a
distance of 22.63 feet;
thence proceed South
50 degrees 33 minutes
17 seconds East, a
distance of 18.88 feet;
thence proceed South
44 degrees 01 minutes
22 seconds East, a
distance of 34.14 feet;
thence proceed South
34 degrees 37 minutes
48 seconds East, a
distance of 31.82 feet;
thence proceed South
45 degrees 39 minutes
03 seconds East, a
distance of 19.44 feet;
thence proceed South
26 degrees 21 minutes
02 seconds East, a
distance of 8.09 feet;
thence proceed North
15 degrees 12 minutes
10 seconds East, a
distance of 11.52 feet;
thence proceed North
51 degrees 05 minutes
31 seconds East, a
distance of 21.56 feet;
thence proceed South
87 degrees 36 minutes
08 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 79.28 feet;
thence proceed South
03 degrees 02 minutes
27 seconds West, a
distance 37.58 feet;
thence proceed South
44 degrees 58 minutes
04 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 34.57 feet;
thence proceed South
59 degrees 59 minutes
17 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 22.38 feet;
thence proceed South
84 degrees 03 minutes
27 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 24.17 feet;
thence proceed South
59 degrees 46 minutes
17 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 7.90 feet;
thence proceed South
43 degrees 46 minutes
00 seconds West, a
distance of 110.00 feet
to said Northerly right
of way and the point of
beginning of the parcel
herein described.

Said parcel containing
0.97 acres, more or
less. [42346.50 square
feet]

ALSO LESS AND EX-
CEPT the following
property:
Lots A-1, A-2, A-3, A-5,
B-14, B-15, B-16, B-17,
B-18, B-19, B-21, B-22,
B-23, B-24, B-25, B-26,
B-27, B-28, B-29, B-30,
B-31, B-32, B-33, B-34,


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B-35, B-36, B-37, B-38,
B-39, B-40, B-45, B-49,
C-51, C-56, C-57, C-59,
C-60, C-61, C-63, D-65,
D-67, D-68, D-122,
D-123, D-128, D-130,
D-131, D-132, D-135,
Barefoot Cottages
Phase I, according to
the plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 6,
Page(s) 31-48, Public
Records of Gulf
County.

together with:

(A) THE LAND: All of
the Land located in the
County of GULF, State
of Florida, described
above (the "Land"), to-
gether with all mineral,
oil and gas rights ap-
purtenant to said Land,
and all shrubbery, trees
and crops now growing
upon said Land.

(B) THE IMPROVE-
MENTS: All buildings,
structures, fixtures and
improvements, of every
nature whatsoever now
situated on said Land
(hereinafter called the
"Improvements").

(C) EASEMENTS: All
easements, rights-of-
way, gores of land,
streets, ways, alleys,
passages, sewer rights,
water course, water
rights and powers, and
all appurtenances
whatsoever, in any way
belonging, relating, or
appertaining to any of
the mortgaged prop-
erty described in Sec-
tions (A) and (B)
hereof, or which hereaf-
ter shall in any way be-
long, relate or be ap-
purtenant thereto,
whether now owned or
hereafter acquired by
the Debtor, Barefoot
Cottages Development
Company, LLC.
("Debtor").

(D) TOGETHER WITH
(i) all the estate, right,
title and interest of the
Debtor of, in and to all
judgments, insurance
proceeds, awards of
damages and settle-
ments hereafter made
resulting from condem-
nation proceedings or
the taking of the mort-
gaged property de-
scribed in Sections (A),
(B), and (C) hereof or
any part thereof under
the power of eminent
domain, or for any
damage (whether
caused by such taking
or otherwise) to the
mortgaged property
described in Sections
(A), (B), and (C) hereof
or any part thereof, or
to any rights appurte-
nant thereto, and all
proceeds of any sales
or other dispositions of
the mortgaged prop-
erty described in Sec-
tions (A), (B), and (C)
hereof or any part
thereof; and (il) all
rights to insurance pro-
ceeds arising from or
relating to the mort-
gaged property de-
scribed in Sections (A),
(B), and (C) above; and
(iii) all proceeds, prod-
ucts, replacements, ad-
ditions, substitutions,
renewals and acces-
sions of and to the
mortgaged property
described in Sections
(A), (B), and (C).
(E) TOGETHER WITH
all rents to which
Debtor may now or
hereafter be entitled
from the mortgaged
property described in
Sections (A), (B), and
(C) hereof.

together with:

1. All building materi-
als, equipment, fixtures
and fittings of every
kind or character now
owned or hereafter ac-
quired by Debtor for
the purpose of being


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used or useful in the
construction of the Im-
provements located or
to be located on the
Land, whether such
materials, equipment,
fixtures and fittings are
actually located on or
adjacent to the Land or
not, and whether in
storage or otherwise,
wheresoever the same
may be located, includ-
ing without limitation all
lumber and lumber
products, bricks, build-
ing stones, and build-
ing blocks, sand and
cement, roofing mate-
rial, paint, doors, win-
dows, hardware, nails,
wires and wiring,
plumbing and plumb-
ing fixtures, sewer lines
and pumping stations
and fixtures and equip-
ment, heating and
air-conditioning equip-
ment appliances, elec-
trical and gas equip-
ments and appliances,
pipes and piping, orna-
mental and decorative
fixtures, furniture,
ranges, refrigerators,
dishwashers and dis-
posals.

2. All fixtures, appli-
ances, machinery, fur-
niture, furnishings, ap-
paratus, equipment
and other articles of
personal property of
any nature whatsoever
owned by Debtor and
now located upon or
within the Land or Im-
provements, including
without limitation all fur-
niture, furnishings, ap-
paratus, machinery,
motors, elevators, fit-
tings, radiators, ranges,
ovens, iceboxes, re-
frigerators, awnings,
shades, screens,
blinds, office equip-
ment, carpeting, and
other furnishings, and
all plumbing, heating,
lighting, cooking, laun-
dry, ventilating, refriger-
ating, incinerating,
air-conditioning and
sprinkler equipment
and fixtures and appur-
tenances thereto; and
all proceeds thereof
(including without limi-
tation condemnation
awards and insurance
proceeds), all exten-
sions, betterments, and
accessions thereto, all
renewals and replace-
ments thereof and all
articles in substitution
therefore (the personal
property described in
paragraph 1 above and
in this paragraph being
referred to herein as
the "Personal Prop-
erty").

3. All accounts, ac-
counts receivable, con-
tract rights, chattel pa-
per, instruments, docu-
ments, general intangi-
bles, choses in action,
causes in action and
other intangible per-
sonal property of the
Debtor of any every
and nature whatsoever,
which pertain to, arise
from or in connection
with, or are related to
the Land. Improve-
ments, the Fixtures, the
Personal Property or
the development, oper-
ation or use thereof or
the leasing or sale of
any portion thereof or
interest therein, includ-
ing without limitation
(a) all insurance poli-
cies and all proceeds
and choses in action
arising under any insur-
ance policies, including
any rights to any re-
funds for premiums, (b)
accounts and other
rights under any
leases, licenses or
other service contracts,
(c) any trademarks,
logos, service marks,
telephone numbers,
designs, patents, pat-
ent applications, good
will, copyrights, regis-
trations, licenses, fran-
chise, tax refund claims
and any security held


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by or granted to the
Debtor to secure pay-
ment of any of the ac-
counts, (d) any permits
from, permit applica-
tions to, franchises
from or development
orders or development
of regional impact
orders issued by any
governmental authority
or private part; (e) any
and all sales proceeds,
escrow accounts and
funds, trust accounts
and funds and earnest
money deposits, and
all rights of Debtor to
the receipt thereof, aris-
ing out of or with re-
spect to any agreement
for the sale of the Land
and/or Improvements
or any portion thereof
or interest therein, in-
cluding without limita-
tion the sale of any and
all condominium units
now existing upon the
Lands.

4. All plans, specifica-
tions, drawings, docu-
ments, instruments,
permits, sewer taps,
water taps and rights,
development rights, de-
velopment orders, de-
velopment of regional
impact orders agree-
ments, payment bonds,
performance bonds,
and other guaranties or
sureties of performance
thereof, and all other
rights, contract rights
and general intangi-
bles, pertaining to the
design, construction,
development, use, sale
or occupancy of the
Improvements and Fix-
tures or pertaining to
the development or use
of the Lands.

5. All books and rec-
ords related to the con-
struction, ownership,
operation or mainte-
nance of the Land, Im-
provements, Fixtures or
Personal Property or
other tangible or intan-
gible property de-
scribed hereinabove.

6. All rents, profits,
issues, leases, and rev-
enues of the Land or
any of the foregoing
from time to time ac-
cruing whether under
leases or tenancies, to-
gether with all leases
and rights under leases
affecting the Land.

7. All purchase agree-
ments, escrow agree-
ments, earnest money
and earnest money de-
posits and accounts,
relating to the sale or
proposed sale of any
portion of the Land or
Improvements, includ-
ing without limitation
Debtor's right to receive
the earnest money and
other funds paid or de-
posited by the pur-
chasers under the
aforementioned pur-
chase agreements.

8. All judgments,
awards of damages
and settlements made
resulting from condem-
nation proceedings or
the taking of any of the
foregoing or any part
thereof or any right or
privilege accruing


thereto, including with-
out limitation any and
all payments from vol-
untary sale in lieu of
condemnation or the
exercise of eminent do-
main.

9. All proceeds, prod-
ucts, and replacements
of and accessions to
any of the foregoing.

10. All sewer taps and
other utility connec-
tions owned by Debtor
for the benefit of the
real property described
above.

ALL OF WHICH INTER-
EST is subject to:
That certain Declara-
tion of Covenants, Con-
ditions and Restrictions
of Barefoot Cottages,
dated December 27,
2006, recorded as In-
strument 0020067002,
Public Records of Gulf
County, as may be
amended.

DATED December 14,
2011
Dec 22, 29, 2011

36298S
PUBLIC NOTICE

NWFTCA Meeting Noti-
fication- Notice is
hereby given The
Northwest Florida
Transportation Corridor
Authority will hold a
meeting on January 5,
2012. The meeting will
be held at 10:00 a.m.
CST at the Destin City
Hall Annex, 4100 In-
dian Bayou Trail, Des-
tin, FL. Any person re-
quiring special accom-
modations to partici-
pate in this meeting is
asked to advise the
Corridor Authority at
least 48 hours prior to
the meeting by contact-
ing Amy Paulk at (850)
415-1040 or by email
apaulk@gc-inc.com.
Dec 22, 2011
36356S
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS

THE CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA WILL
ACCEPT SEALED BIDS
FROM SOLID WASTE
COLLECTION PROVID-
ERS. SPECIFICATIONS
CAN BE PICKED UP
AT THE CITY ANNEX;
318 SOUTH 7TH
STREET. ALL BIDS
MUST BE SEALED
AND MARKED
"SEALED BID FOR
SOLID WASTE COL-
LECTION", AND
TURNED IN BY NOON,
JANUARY 9, 2012 TO
THE CITY CLERK. ALL
SEALED BIDS WILL BE
OPENED AT THE REG-
ULAR COMMISSION
MEETING, JANUARY 9,
2012 @ 6:30 (CT) AT
THE 109 S. 2ND
STREET LOCATION.

The City of
Wewahitchka reserves
the right to accept or
reject any or all bids
and shall award to the
Bid that is the best in
the opinion of the City.

Connie Parrish
City Clerk
Dec. 22,2011


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IDA Island. No obligation to Commercial Call 850-227-2077 7105- Open House
CASE NO.: 11-19 PR purchase prints or dig- Attendant I are needed to pro- I opening for a full-time 15-20 hours week. 6110 -Apartments Cl85 27110- Beach Home/
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IN RE: The Estate of wakarusa@mac.com am 2:00 pm. Days off care and education Nursing Director. An- tired and bored who 6130 -Condofr/Townhouse 7120 Commercial
WILLIAM CHESTER or call Larry at are negotiable. Candi- Ito children ages 0-3 I nual Salary Range can do general mainte- 0140- House Rentals 7130- Condo/Townhouse
HOLMAN, SR. 785-633-1887 for more dates must be able to years @ our Apa-I $44,649. $88,499.; nance and is able to 6150- Roommate Wanted a107140-Farms & Ranches
Deceased. information. See sam- work weekend and hol- lachicola location. B.S. degree in nursing work weekends in sum- 6160 Rooms for Rent 61407150 Lots and Acreage
II A/S pefrre;6170- Mobile Home/Lot 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
pies of our work at Idays. If you have an AA/AS preferred; I required & Masters pre- mer. Must be abe to 180- Out-of-Town Rentals HOME FOR 7170-Waterfront
NOTICE www.KsHeritage.Zenfolio.c eye for detail & a pas- I FCCPC (CDA) ac- ferred with 1-3 years climb stairs and be 6190 -Timeshare Rentals RENT AT 7180 Investment
TO CREDITORS om sion for service, we Icepted with a willing- Public Health Nursing customer oriented. Ve- 6200 Vacation Rentals RENT AT Properly
want youl Please apply ness to further experience required. hicle provided. Send WILLIS 7190 -ROut-of-Town
the administration of in the person at the ad- education. Fingerprinting & Emer resume to LA ING 2 Real Estate
the estate of WILLIAM dress below. Make IExperience working agency Duties Required; handymanpsj@aol.com LANDING 7200-Timeshare
CHESTER HOLMAN, omelettes, Make waf- with preschool chil- Benefits Assigned. 6110 A Nature Lovers Para-
SR., deceased, File 4 f l es, Make money In- dren is a must. Closing Date: Decem- dise!! Quality Custom
Number 11-19 PR, is quire about benefits I Excellent benefits I ber 16, 2011. Refer to Publisher's home 9ft Ceiling's,
pending in the Circuit package. EOE. DFW package Apply at: Requisition Number Notice Hardwood floor's, tile, | 7100
Court for the Four- Port Inn 501 Monument Early Education and 64086423. For more kitchen bar Located
teenth Judicial Circuit ave. Port Saint Joe Care, Inc. I information, contact All real estate advertise next to Willis Landing
in and for Gulf County, Florida. 32456 162 Avenue E Lesia Hathaway at 4100 ing in this newspaper is Boat ramp on the
Florida, the address of Apalachicola, FL 850-227-1276, ext. 149. subject to the Fair Brothers River. Located
which is 1000 Cecil PETS&ANIMALyour car in 32320 EO/AA/ADA Employer. Housing Act which 10 miles south of
Costing, Sr., Blvd., Port 2100 Pets Park your car I EOE M/F/V/D DFWP I Electronic Applications makes it illegal to ad- Wewahitchka and only
Saint Joe, Florida 2110- Pets: Free to Classified and Web-ld 34190182 Only Apply at: Now Hiring! vertise any preference, 18 miles north of beau-
32456. The name and Good Home Text FL90182 to 56654 peolefirstmvflorida.Com for Are You Making Less limitation or discrimina- tiful Mexico Beach and
address of the personal 2120- Pet Supplies see it take off in .. L - a s s i s t a n c e Than $40,000 Per Year? tlon based on race only 32 miles from Pan-
color, religion, sex', ny 3 ils fo a
represen- tative and the 2130 Farm Animals/ the fast lane! contact: People First at Covenant Transport hnodre lial sttux ama City. The Apalach-
Supplies handicap, familal status
personal representa- 2140- Pets/Livestock 877-562-7287 Needs Driver Trainees or national origin, or an Icola River is only a 15
tives attorney are set Wanted %VWeb-lId34190221 Now! No experience re- intention, to make any minute boat ride.1,600
forth below. 2150 Pet Memorials MINI STORAGE Text FL90221 to 56654 quired. such preference, limita- SF 3 Bed/2 Bath Wewahitchka-156
immediatee Job Place- tion or discrimination $800/month. Call Patrick St. 2br 2ba
ALL INTERESTED PER- SELL ALL YOUR mentAssistance Familial status includes 850-689-8881or e-mail SingleFamily, Fixer-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED LIn rtS JS L A Y U*OTR, Regional, & Lo- children under the age monique@crestviewsite.c upper. Owner Fi-
THAT: 2100 ITE0 S ca Jobs of 18 living with parents om nancing or Cash Dis
T229-I200th sicAL No R or legal custodians, count. $500 Down
through classified. CALL NOW FORMMORE pregnant women and $369/mo. Call
All creditors of the de- EtaMl INFORMATION people securll
ceetadohrpr xr iepeople securing cus 0 7 50o
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sons having claims or Pet Sitting_18.I803-403-95540_j
demands against Home visits/overnight 6140
decedent s estate on in the comfort of your This newspaper will not
whom a copy of this pets home. Gulf & Bayaknowingly accept any-
notice is served within County Diana 227 5770 These tiny ads advertising for real eatsn On piper
three months after the Dan 227-8225 of the law. Our readers 4 7100
date of the first publica- extramilepetsitting.com sell, hire, rent are hereby informed 3 BR 2B on quiet
tlon of this notice must and inform for that all dwellings adver-
file their claims with this tised in this newspaper dead end, lotsof
Court WITHIN THE thousands of are available on a equal privacy with outside
LATER OF THREE ANDfamilies each opportunity basis. To Your land or
DATE OTHSF THE FIRST MINI-STORAGE AND OFFICE COMPLEX week. Let a little tion call HUD toll- free at bldg. Ceramic floors family land is
PULCTO F1800-669-9777. Thefa iys
PUBLICATION OF Climate Controlled Units Lease Warehouse Space Classified ad do a toll-free number for the Rent $750/month
THIS NOTICE OR Lease Office Space Watercraft and RV Storage big job for ou hearing impaired is all you need
THIRTY DAYS AFTER bffioefr you. 1-800-927-9275.
THE DATE OF SERV- *Now Available* 10 x 30 Storage Units Emerald Coast 1( Call to buy
ICE OF A COPY OF MERCHANDISE 850-229-801 4 Marketplace Betty Ray Weston
THIS NOTICE ON ..r ......2 8 0Marketplace12 1 227-5566 a new home.
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the de cdn sadpr3130t-Auctpo s on850-682-3344
the decedent and per- 3140 BabylItems
sons having claims or 3150- Building Supplies
demands against the 3160- Business
estate of the decedent Equipment 6100 6100 6100 61001 6100 6170
must file claims with 3170 Collectibies
this Court WITHIN 3180- Computers0 .-___ ___ _.____2 br, 1 ba
THREE MONTHS AF- 3200 irewood Port St Joe Commercial e$400month+ $400
TER THE DATE OF 32100 Free Pass it On P.m U dep. Hiland View. Call
THE FIRST PUBLI- 3220 Furnilure ee S t St e.- 850-227-4051 7150
CATION OF THIS NO- 3230 Garag. Yard Sal.s
TICE. ALL CLAIMS AN 3240 Guns For Leas 108 S. E. AVE. A
DEMANDS NOT SO 3250 Good soEl L ease CAR BELLE FLORIDA 32322 Wewa, 2 bed, 1 bath in Price Reduced
FILDEMANDS NOT SO 320 Heal. & Flr.ess CAR BELLEOR FLORI 320Jel323422 small park. $400 a mo. FSBO: 5.5 acres White
FILED WILL BE FOR- 3270 JewelCloining R detail / O office S pace 850-697-9604 850-323-0444 +$400securitydep. City, Fl. Nice property,
EVER BARRED. 3230 MachinerV'
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The date of first publl- 3290. Madicl EioIp[ ini 2021Marina Drive www.firstfitness.com/carrabelle good for one person. Water Way. Convenient
cation of this Notice is 3300$. r~I.cellar, nu r .1.rr_,.' r ... . $110 a week. Includes to beaches, reasonable
December 15,2011. 3310 Musicalinstmmenl. "" r n..r.. PROPERTYIMANAGEMIENTANDRENTAlS water, sewer & electric, offers considered, call
3320 Planlt Snrurls, Call: 850-639-5721 904-626-1482
su.ales 316,318,Rei,dAvenu,
Dated this 2nd day of 3330 Res ua.11 Halel n In jr ... 1 i 1RENTALS ____ _____
December, 2011. 3340 Spotini Good ell 308Reidi4Ienu 1 BR 1 BA UNFURNISHED HOUSE.....$500
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Representative: 21BR 1eBA TRAILE
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Representatie: -,,, ,''.,,,-h,0 i?
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305 Sixth Street DIABETIC .. r..ijl:. r 1.. r.i,...ln Living Area ....................................$550 And if you're planning to sell,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 .... EInqrehi..r i-rn-._ 3 BR 2 BA FURNISHED CONDO
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assume correctness ,n.,pie :. r 9r -. 243816 17 Little Rive Circle, Wewahitchka, FL $9,900 Lot
at the time of the C
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runess otheba e n .:re ....c,,.r .. :e 244924 2 HWY381,Wewahitchka,FL $89,900 Acreage
..unless.otherwise in-r. 11-ii).-_ r 1 244322 101 LowerLanding Dr.,Wewahitchka,FL $109,900 Riverfront
formed. ... .......- 235 IV Gull Beach Drtie 243496 148 Squirrel Ave., Wewahitchka, FL $89,900 Home
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Please yourad. DesignerAlarkelSireel 242660 1209 Monument Ave., Port St.Joe, FL $175,000 Home
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advertisement on the ,. ,,,, 244920 22 Cape San Blas Rd,Cape San Blas, FL $39,900 Deeded Beach Access
first insertion for cor "' ., 244919 18CapeSan BlasRd.,CapeSan Blas,FL $59,900 Deeded Beach Access
rectness. Errors ...........244921 lOC10apeSan BlasRd,Cape San Blas, FL $59,900 Deeded Beach Access
should be reported ., . i 241222 8CapeSan BlasRd,CapeSan Blas,FL $112,900 BayFront
immediately. rl ,: i............Markeled Exclusively by: 242510 3 Cape San BlasRd,Cape San Blas,FL $136,900 Bay Front
243939 102 Seascape Dr., Cape San Blas, FL $225,000 Under Contract
Your Florida Free- .i 850-229-6373 244556 112 Rosemary Court, Cape San Blas, FL $449,000 Jubilation Subdivision
dom newspaper will i' -': "-,-241453 106SandDollarWay,CapeSan Blas,FL $779,900 GulfFront
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Junior Service League hosts Child's Clothing Trip


Star Staff Report

Giggles, smiles and ex-
citement filled the air as
the Junior Service League
of Port St. Joe hosted its
annual Child's Clothing
Trip. The project, which
began in 1998 and is largely
funded by The Taper Foun-
dation, is one of many com-
munity-service projects
organized by the league
each year.
This year the league
was able to provide clothes
for 60 elementary school
students 30 from Port
St. Joe and 30 from We-
wahitchka. Each student
was taken on an individual
shopping spree where
they received two pairs of
pants, two shirts, a coat, a
pair of shoes, underwear
and socks.
"This project is very
important to the Junior
Service League and en-
compasses our focus area
which is improving the
lives of less fortunate chil-
dren within Gulf County,"
said Erin Searcy, JSL
president.
The clothing trip, held
at Sears in the Panama


City Mall, was the largest
trip the league has hosted.
While The Tapper Founda-
tion funds the majority of
the cost, additional funds
were needed to cover
the increasing cost of the
clothing and the additional
children that were in need.
"We've seen the num-
ber of children in need
in our community grow
in the past few years and
we've also seen the cost to
clothes the children grow
too. So, we had to find a
way to service more chil-
dren," said Project Chair
Cornelia Wiley.
With a fundraising task
at hand, the Junior Service
League contacted the Gulf
County Sheriff's Depart-
ment about possible fund-
raising opportunities with
their Halloween Haunted
House. They were happy
to help out and not only
allowed the JSL to sell cot-
ton candy at the event, but
also donated a portion of
their ticket sales.
Special thanks go to
Sheriff Joe Nugent, Rita
Piercy, Greg Cole and
Kathy Fisher with the
Gulf County Sheriff's De-


apartment; private donors
Angela White, Mark and
Kaye Haddock, and Steve
and Charmian Jinks; The
Tapper Foundation; and
Sears.
Ashley Davidson, Wewa-
hitchka Elementary School
Guidance Counselor, said
the day after the trip, "The
kids had so much fun and
were so excited about their
new clothing. I've seen a
few this morning already
wearing their new clothes.
You can tell that it makes
them feel better. One little
girl had a big smile on her
face and was walking with
her head high."
Additional Junior Ser-
vice League projects
include Jam Packs a
project that provides back-
packs and school supplies
to students in Gulf County;
Gulf County Distinguished
Young Woman Program a
scholarship program for
senior girls; and The Com-
munity Easter Egg Hunt
- which will be held Satur-
day, April 7 at 10 a.m. E.T.
at the Eighth Street Park
in Port St. Joe.
You can help the
League by supporting the


tormlatin o111n the Juniorl
Senice LeaLIue. \.1sit LIS
on Facebook, contact any
JSL member or mail at
PO. Box 114, Port St. Joe,
FL 32457.


PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE STAR
From left, Trish Warriner, Erin Searcy and Cornelia
Wiley.


Santa visits seniors in St. Joe Beach


Star Staff Report

Santa Claus and his
helpers made a special
visit to the Beacon Villa Re-
tirement Center in St. Joe
Beach Dec. 13, as part of the
Senior Santa 2011 project.
Santa and his helpers
from the Florida Depart-
ment of Children and Fami-
lies led Christmas carols,
joined by Gulf County
Sheriff Joe Nugent, and
passed out candy canes to
a room full of Beacon Villa


residents.
Senior Santa 2011 was
established by the Depart-
ment of Children and Fami-
lies Adult Protective Ser-
vices team, in partnership
with the Early Learning Co-
alition of Northwest Florida
Inc., local law enforcement
agencies and area busi-
nesses.
The program aims to
provide gifts and cards from
area children at childcare
centers, caroling, food and
a special visit from Santa


Claus to the elderly and
disabled adult population.
The project also serves to
remind the community to
not forget seniors during
the holiday season.
The project spans
Florida's entire Northwest
region, spreading holiday
cheer to the elderly popu-
lation in Calhoun, Holmes,
Gulf, Jackson, Washington
and Bay Counties. Santa
and his helpers made 14 vis-
its over a three-day period
in the six-county area.


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Top, Scaric s helpers from lte Depcrieril of
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