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School staff renegotiate pay hike

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VOL. 124 ISSUE 35

more than half the pay increase
originally agreed to for this year
and next.
By a 4-0 vote, with board mem-
her David Hinton absent, the
school board on Dec. 17 approved
a two-year contract revision that
means employees will receive a
3 percent raise this school year,
retroactive to July 1 and running
through June 30, 2010. This pay
hike will be applied to each of
the steps that teachers advance
along based on experience and
For the next fiscal year, run-

ning from July 1, 2010, through
June 30, 2011, the steps along the
pay scale will remain the same,
but all staffers will get a bonus
equivalent to 3 percent of their
salary, with a minimum bonus of
$500. This minimum will benefit
those paraprofessionals and non-
teaching staffers who make less
than about $16,500 per year.
In addition, the revised con-
tract calls for the implementation
next semester ofan experimental
program in which teachers will
be paid at their regular hourly
rate for an additional so minutes

of work each day.
This time period, which will
run from 2:45-3:15 p.m. Monday
through Friday, is intended to be
used for such tasks as tutoring
students, professional develop-
ment training, instructional plan-
ning, data collection and assess-
ing student papers.
On Dec. 14, members of the
Franklin County Education Asso-
ciation voted overwhelmingly to
approve the deal, with 97 percent
in favor, said Cathy Wood, union
While these back-to-back pay

increases for teachers are among
the best found in any county
throughout the state, the deal
actually represents a decrease in
the pay hikes originally slated for
years two and three of a three-
year contract approved in 2008.
The original contract followed
in the wake of county voters' ap-
proval in June 2008 of a four-year,
half-mil tax levy earmarked for
salaries and benefits.
The first year of the con-
tract, running from July 1, 2008,
See PAY A3

Franklin County


at 8.8 percent

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
Franklin County's unemploy-
ment rate took a large step in
the wrong direction last month,
jumping 1 percentage point to 8.8
The increase in joblessness,
marked by 44 people newly added
to the unemployment line, ended
four consecutive months when
the rate was in the low to mid 7
percent range.
According to preliminary labor
market statistics released Friday
by the Florida Agency for Work-
force Innovation, the jobless rate
in November meant 401 people
out of a county labor force of 4,554
workers could not find work.
The jobless rate in October
was 7.8 percent, with 357 people
looking for employment out of a
slightly larger labor force of 4,573.
One year ago, in November
2008, Franklin's workforce was
bigger, at 4,618 workers, and its
jobless rate smaller, at 5.3 per-
cent, with only 244 jobless.
Franklin's jobless rate last
month was better than that of
the two other counties in the Gulf
Coast Workforce region, Bay and
Gulf counties, which were 10.7
and 10.5 percent, respectively.
The tri-county region aver-
aged a 10.6 percent jobless rate in
November, 3.4 percentage points
worse than one year ago, but
nearly 1 percentage point better
than the current state average
of 11.5 percent. The Gulf Coast
region's unemployment rate was
the highest since January 1994,
while the state average was the
worst since 1975.
"Based on the data we have,
the increase in the unemploy-
ment rate is primarily due to the
slowdown of the tourism industry
during the winter months," said
Board. "Even though our tourism
sector has positive job growth
over the year, we have lost 1,000
jobs in the leisure and hospital-
ity sector from last month to this
Franklin maintained its rank
in November as 11th best in the
state, trailing Lafayette County
at 8.4 percent, Holmes and Oka-
loosa at 8.1 each, Alachua, Leon
and Walton counties at 7.9, Wakul-
la and Jackson at 7.8, Monroe at
7.3 and Liberty atop the list at 6.1
Many of the counties with the
lowest unemployment rates are
those with relatively high propor-
tions of government employment.
Florida's unemployment pic-
ture for November showed 1.06
million people without work out of


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
The Franklin County School
District has chosen a Harvard-
educated attorney who turned
to teaching as a second career
to be its new director of financial
By a 3-1 vote, with board
member Teresa Ann Martin
opposed, the school board ap-
proved on Dec. 17 the choice of
Jay Pearlman, 52, to succeed
Sam Carnley, who retires at the
end of this year. Board member
David Hinton was absent from
the special meeting.
The vote was an unusual
one, requiring Board Chairman
Jimmy Gander to hand over the
gavel to board member Carl
Whaley in order to second the

motion for Pearlman's hiring
made by board member George
In the motion to approve,
Gander added language that
specified Pearlman would be
under a 90-day probationary pe-
riod, which is standard for such
"It would give everybody a
basis to look at it," he said. "I
would have done it with anybody
walking in here who didn't have
a background (in school financ-
The district had hoped to hire
a candidate experienced in the
Florida Department of Educa-
tion's policies and procedures,
but its first two choices, both
from outside the area, declined
to accept the position, and it was

Before the vote, Thompson
asked Carnley why other local
candidates were passed over in
the hiring process.
"There were some local
people who put in for the job.
It seems to me you would have
dropped down to them. Is there
a reason we did not look local-
ly?" Thompson asked.
"Mr. Pearlman is local,"
Carnley replied.
A native of Revere, Mass.,
Pearlman has invested in prop-
erty on St. George Island since
2000 and has served on the board
of directors of the Plantation
Owners Association. He current-
ly rents out the house he owns on
the island while he rents a place
elsewhere in the county.



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By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
The Franklin County School
Board on Thursday unanimously
approved changes to its existing
three-year contract with teach-
ers and staff that will slice by

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Parker repeats

as spe mg champ
By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
It didn't come as much surprise that Apala-
chicola Bay Charter School eight-grader
Malachi Parker would repeat as the county's
spelling champ.
He had won the school district title last year
and went on to finish third in the Big Bend Re-
gional Spelling Bee last February.
But what came as a surprise Dec. 14 at the
Chapman Auditorium was that two elementary
school boys, one from the ABC School and the
other from Franklin County, both battled Parker
toughly until the end.
In front of an enthusiastic audience, the "home
court" so to speak of the ABC School, the three
young men dueled until Parker eventually man-
aged to nail the words "labyrinth" and "cajolery"
to secure the title.
"I want to make it to nationals this year," he
If Parker wins the regional spelling bee in Feb-
ruary, he would win an all-expenses-paid trip to
compete in the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee
held in May in Washington, D.C.
Franklin County fifth-grader Matthew Dren-
nen was Parker's first adversary, hanging in there
as he listened carefully to caller Susan Galloway,
a former English teacher, pronounce each word.
He cleared the word "accomplice," but the
word "fallacy" eventually did him in, and he had
to settle for third place.
"I studied my butt off on the way here," Dren-
nen said.
That left ABC fourth-grader Connor Rash as
Parker's last obstacle to the district title, and the
representative of the youngest age group to com-
pete held his ground admirably.
Rash made a point of asking that words be
used in a sentence, and even their country of

Pearlman selected to direct school finances




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By Lois Swoboda
Times StaffWriter
Franklin County is home
to many fine craftsmen,
among them woodworker
Keith Gartin, who says every
piece of wood is unique as he
aims to locate the perfect
bowl hidden within a piece
of timber.
About a year ago, the
landscape architect realized
feeling the strain of a cooled
economic climate.
"I told myself; I'm a cre-
ative person. I should be
able to find another way to
market that creativity," he
Gartin began to look
around for a new way to ex-
press himself and found it in
a book, "To'llirn the Perfect
Bowl," a tribute to a master
woodworker whose bowls
are displayed in the Smith-
sonian Institute.
Gartin also studied with
master craftsman Mark Sil-
lay at his Atlanta studio. He
is now an artist in his own
right, preparing to open an
Apalachicola studio.
Gartin offered Times
readers insight into the cre-
ation of his turned wood ob-
Abowl begins as a section
of log sliced in half length-
wise. Gartin must study the
piece of wood to determine
how to make the cut to take
advantage of the sap wood
and pith. In some cases, a
layer of bark may also be in-
corporated into the finished
Next he cuts a rough
bowl shape, marks the cen-
ter and drills a hole that al-
lows the bowl to be mounted
on a lathe. Gartin shapes the
bowl on a large lathe using
a bowl gouge, a dangerous-
looking short spear mounted
on a stout wooden handle,
and a hollowing tool.
"Sharp tools are essen-
tial," he said. "It's a lot more

a perfect bowl," he said.
Once again, he employs
the lathe and turning tools,
and when he is satisfied with
the shape and thickness of
the bowl, he polishes and
seals the surface with car-
nauba, a wax extracted from
the leaves of the carnauba
palm, native to and grown
only in northeastern Brazil-
Sometimes flaws are
filled with fine wood or tur-
quoise dust mixed with an
adhesive that Gartin de-
scribes as the "ultimate
super glue." The same glue
may be used to create a final
glossy finish on a piece.
Salad bowls and other
vessels destined to contain
food are finished with olive
or walnut oil.
Gartin creates his art
from many kinds of wood.
Locally, he has collected
pecan and white cedar, but
he had samples of boxelder,
maple, oak and bodark, or
Osage orange, in his work-
Sometimes wood dam-
aged by rot or insects is ac-
tually prized for the effect
created. Gartin said ambro-
sia beetles cause the wood
to create red and blue pig-
ments prized by woodwork-
He said he spends any-
where from one to 10 hours
on a bowl, keeping the win-
dows of his studio heavily
shrouded to avoid distrac-
Sometimes still"blows
up a bowl."
"I blew up an ambrosia
bowl that I'd worked on for
five hours yesterday. It hap-
pens," he said, "Right now,
I'm working toward creating
classic shapes and improv-
ing my tool skills. Mistakes
are just a part of the pro-
Look for Gartin's newgal-
lery in April on Commerce
Street in downtown Apala-

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This bowl is made from
boxelder wood.
fun to work with sharp tools
than dull ones, and a lot saf-
er. The wood will talk to you
when the tool starts to get
dull. It will chatter."
During the shaping,
Gartin wears goggles or a
full face mask as protection
against flying chips.
As the wood dries, it
cures, which can lead to
changes in the shape and
texture ofa bowl. Gartin dis-
played a cryptomeria piece
that had developed a luxu-
rious surface texture after
drying, while another small
bowl had visibly warped.
"When I work with
greener wood, I may begin
by shaping it into a bowl that
is about an inch thick. Then
I allow it to dry further," he
Leaving the bowl thick
initially lessens the chance
that it will crack or deform
as it dries.
Gartin said he sometimes
aids the drying process by
submerging the rough bowl
in denatured alcohol, which
is absorbed by the wood,
displacing its water content,
before rapidly evaporating
when the wood is removed
from the bath.
After the crude bowl
dries, Gartin examines it for
cracks and flaws that may
be repaired and determines
how to proceed with the fin-
ishing process.
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The Times | A3

through June 20, 2009,
granted employees a 10
percent pay hike and would
have extended them an 8
percent increase this year
it not been renegotiated.
The administration had
called for renegotiating
after plummeting prop-
erty values indicated the
half-mil levy would yield
only about $1.28 million
this year, a good half-mil-
lion below the $1.73 million
it brought in one year ago.
Before approval by voters,
the four-year levy was es-
timated to yield between
$1.5 million and $1.8 million
each year until expiring
June 30, 2012.
"All the forecasts from
the Department of Educa-
tion, Property Appraiser
Doris Pendleton's office,
the superintendents' as-
sociation, all of those fore-
casts predict that next year
and possibly following that,
property values and as-
sessments will continue to
go down," Wood said.
ship decided to renegotiate
pay hikes rather than take a
hard line to enforce the ex-
isting contract language.
"The logic was that we

had a contract, and if the
county honored that con-
tract, they would probably
have to file financial distress
with the Department of Ed-
would we ever want to do
that to our administration?
We had to work with them."
Wood said teachers
asked for a 4 percent raise
this year and next but were
told by Sam Carnley, the
district's director of finan-
cial services, that the dis-
trict couldn't afford it. The
school countered with an
offer of a 3 percent bonus
for each of the two years. In
addition to not raising the
salary steps, a bonus does
apply to a teacher's retire-
ment earnings.
"We said we couldn't
do that for our members,"
Wood said.
She said that by agree-
ing to the two-year deal, the
union "locked in a contract
at the very best rate the
county would agree to. It's
one of the best agreements
in the state of Florida."
Mark Pudlow, a spokes-
man for the Florida Educa-
tion Association, said that
about half of the 67 school
districts in the state have
settled contracts for the

current school year.
"A 3 percent hike is as
high as I've heard this year,"
he said, noting that contract
settlements have ranged
from a pay cut, with no
raises and a greater health
insurance contribution by
employees, to the district
picking up health insur-
ance, step increases, and a
small salary increase.
Wood praised the lead-
ership of Superintendent
Nina Marks and School
Board Chairman Jimmy
Gander for nailing down
the new contract.
"Nina cares about us,"
Wood said. "She's been a
teacher in Franklin County
for over 20 years, and she
cares about her staff. And
Jimmy Gander has stood
by his word at every board
meeting I've been present
at that if we pass the refer-
endum, it will be for salary
and benefits for employees.
"I couldn't be more
pleased with the camara-
derie between the union
and the administration,"
she said.

Health insurance
rates increase
At the Dec. 17 meet-

ing, the school board also
agreed to a new schedule
of health insurance pre-
miums from carrier Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of
Florida, which will raise
rates by 10.5 percent, effec-
tive Feb. 1, 2010.
The new rate schedule
will mean coverage for a
single individual plan will
cost $774.28 per month, up
from $700.78 this year. The
school board pays for this
coverage in its entirety,
about $9,291 for each full-
time employee who enrolls
in the plan.
The monthly cost of
family coverage will rise
from the current $1,102.29
per month to $1,217.90 be-
ginning Feb. 1. Employees
who elect this family cover-
age must pay out of their
own pockets the difference
between it and single cover-
age, about $443 per month.
In his letter to the school
board explaining the pre-
mium increases, James
Spivey, benefit representa-
tive with Blue Cross, said
the increase was based on
the school district's claims
history from July 2008
through June 2009, which
amounted to more than
$1.1 million in paid claims,

including two claims in ex-
cess of $100,000.
Statistics provided by
Spivey indicated that for the
top 10 medical conditions
school district covered by
the insurance plan had dou-
ble, and in some cases tri-
ple, the incidence of illness
and disease than in compa-
rable mid-size groups.
Nearly 25 percent of
school district employees
covered by the plan had hy-
pertension, more than dou-
ble the 10.8 percent found
in all mid-size groups.
Congestive heart failure
occurred in 12.5 percent
of the school district's in-
sured, nearly triple the 4.2
percent incidence rate in
all mid-size groups. Diabe-
tes was diagnosed for near-
ly 14 percent of the school
system's insured, more
than three times the aver-
age of 4.1 percent among
all mid-size groups.
Coronary artery disease
was present in 6.8 percent
of the district's insured,
compared with 4.1 percent
among mid-size groups.
Asthma was diagnosed in

9.3 percent of the system's
insured, compared with 5.9
percent across all mid-size
Among the school dis-
trict's insured, the inci-
dence rate of Parkinson's
disease, chronic renal
failure, cancer, chronic ob-
structive pulmonary dis-
ease and cystic fibrosis all
exceeded the rate for all
mid-size groups.
In an effort to move
some of the older individu-
als out of the insured pool,
and thus slow down the
annual premium rate in-
creases, the school district
agreed to institute a Medi-
care supplemental cover-
age plan that will cost retir-
ees anywhere from $196 to
$272 per month.
Even with the addi-
tional $210 per month for
pharmacy coverage, the
monthly cost of the plan is
lower than it costs a retiree
to remain with the regu-
lar health insurance plan.
School officials are hoping
to convince retirees that the
benefits are as good as or
better than the regular plan
and will save them money.

a labor force of 9.2 million.
The unemployment rate is
up slightly from the revised
October rate of 11.3 per-
cent, and up 4.3 percentage
points from one year ago.
The state's current un-
employment rate is 1.5 per-
centage points higher than
the national unemployment
rate of 10.0 percent.
The number of jobs
in Florida is 7.32 million,
down 284,800 in November
compared with a year ago.
This loss is steeper than
the national rate of decline,
3.5 percent over the year,
and continues the trend of
annual declines that began
in August 2007.

Industries losing the
most jobs are construction;
trade, transportation and
utilities; and professional
and business services.
These industries account
for more than two-thirds of
losses in the state.
Private education and
health services is the only
sector gaining jobs among
Florida's major industries,
with the entire increase
due to health care and so-
cial assistance, primarily
in nursing and residential
care facilities. Private edu-
cation declined by 2,100
jobs over the year.
"The rate released today
reinforces the need for a

variety of strategies to help
bolster job growth in Flori-
da," said Cynthia R. Loren-
zo, director of the Agency
for Workforce Innovation,
She saidtheFloridaBack
to Work program and the
passenger rail legislation
that the governor signed
into law last week will help
as many as 39,000 Florid-
ians get back to work.
Unemployed workers
who exhausted benefits
between Nov. 1 and Dec.
26, 2009, or approximately
two-thirds of eligible ben-
eficiaries, have been or will
be automatically enrolled
and will not need to apply
for the extension.

More than 25,600 cus-
tomers have completed
online applications, and
the agency has paid more
than $53 million to custom-
ers who were automatically
enrolled or whose online
applications have been pro-
Lorenzo encourages job
seekers to visit the Em-
ploy Florida Marketplace
at www.employflorida.com,
which provides access to
a variety of local, state and
national job openings. Job
seekers can post resumes,
and businesses can post
openings, and both can
search the site's database
for potential matches.


'Tis the season to be ironing tissue

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

A4 | The Times

The waste at Christmas
makes me a tad uneasy.
There are the bizarre
presents that are doomed
to languish
on the top
shelf of
the closet
until they
9 make their
way to the
thrift store.
RED WHITE The yellow
AND ROUX sweater
Denise Roux embla-
zoned with
a purple reindeer comes to
mind. There is all the pack-
aging boxes, paper, rib-
bons that fill trash bags
destined for the landfill.
And, of course, the food.
Largesse is the order
of the season. Everywhere
we go there are copious
amounts to consume. It is
a wonderful guilty pleasure
for a while. Office parties
feature more candies and
cookies than most of us
would eat in a year. The
buffet table is overloaded
at family dinners. We put
our good judgment on
hold while we load up the

plate with corn pudding,
roast pork, smoked beef
brisket, green beans and
ham, congealed cranberry
stuff, sweet potatoes and
marshmallows, ambrosia
and chess pie.
Then there are the
leftovers. I'll admit I'm up
for a turkey sandwich with
mayo and shredded lettuce
on the 26th, and I will prob-
ably nuke a bit of dressing
to have on the side. I like
that day-after experience
of not having to cook to eat
Then the paradigm
shifts. After a day or two
the fridge is still over-
loaded with food nobody
wants to eat anymore.
We find ourselves tired of
looking at stale cookies,
turkey past its prime and
random pieces of pumpkin
and mincemeat pie. It feels
good to dump it all in the
garbage or in the alley
for the stray animals. We
might experience a bit of
guilt, but, at this point, we
are tired of it all and feel-
ing fat.
Hey, anybody up for a

down some of them and
doing a Russian dolls kind
of sequence with others.
You know what I mean,
little ones inside of me-
dium ones inside of bigger
ones. Wrapping paper went
into the trash bag, but not
so for tissue.
Mother saved it all, and
actually ironed the paper
out to be utilized in the
future. I do the same, al-
though I leave out the iron-
ing step. I have a drawer
full of gift bags that I can
use again, and ribbon -
well, there is the ultimate
recycling story.
A few years back I dis-
covered the ribbon that
has wires embedded on
the edges. After the orgy
of present-opening, I care-
fully gather up all of the
bows, straighten them out,
and wind them into coils to
be reused.
By the way, I learned to
make terrific bows under
the tutelage of Aunt Dolo-
res at Seahorse Gift and
Florist in the '60s.
For some reason, reus-
ing gift packaging is im-

portent to me. The same
goes for the tree. I don't
buy new ornaments, and
there is no theme unless
it's "Ghosts of Christmas
Glass balls date from
my childhood. Bits of pa-
per chains and cross-eyed
reindeer decorations made
of wooden clothespins
mark my son's childhood
projects. Some of the deco-
rations were costly gifts,
others are there because,
simply, they always have
I suspect that most of
us do a good bit of recy-
cling during this season.
We reuse ornaments, re-
gift items more suited for
someone else, and maybe
someone out there still
irons tissue paper,
In the face of conspicu-
ous consumption, we have
Our own ways to reduce,
reuse, and recycle.
Denise Roux is a
regular columnist for the
Apalachicola and Carra-
belle Times. 'lb reach hes
e-mail her at rouxwhit@


hamburger? Make mine
medium rare, charred on
the outside with sauteed
onions on a Kaiser roll.
OK, in my family there
is some waste, but there is
also a history of recycling
that began before we even
heard the word.
I'm thinking of the
pink angel. She first ap-
peared on a gift from my

mother's sister who lived
in Jacksonville. With her
glittery cardboard dress
and feather wings, she won
the Christmas gift packag-
ing award. Carefully pre-
served, she survived years
of adorning presents back
and forth. It became an
inside-the-family joke.
We have always saved
boxes, carefully breaking

By Lojs Swoboda
Times Staff Writer
When I was small,
Christmas came twice a
Until I was about eight,
we lived in a big farm house
in Northern
Virginia with
my mother's
Hattie and
WHAT'S mas
BUGGING YOU? revolved
around both
sets of grandparents.
For me, Christmas
began in early November
when Grandfather Metzger
began cracking black
walnuts for cookies and
We had a huge walnut
tree, as big as any oak,
in our yard and second
smaller one planted for
me on the day I was born.
Each fall we gathered the
nuts and threw them in
the driveway to be husked
by the tires of our green
About a week before
Thanksgiving, my grand-
father would fire up an old
potbellied stove in a work-
shop built off the garage.
He and I would sit next to
it, cracking the nutshells
on an anvil with ancient
flatirons. It was years later
that I realized anvils and

irons were not what the
average family used as a
While we worked, my
grandfather would tell me
stories or school me on
plant and animal lore. He
was born in Pennsylvania,
but given to a childless
uncle in Virginia where he
grew up.
On his side, the fam-
ily was German farmers
although he may have had
some Indian blood.
My Mom's mother
was adopted by Amanda
Weston, the midwife who
delivered her. She grew up
in the same house we lived
in, part of a colonial land
grant to the Weston family.
My grandparents grew up
on opposite sides of Oc-
coquan Creek and became
engaged on Christmas Eve,
but that's another story.
The cracked nuts were
placed in an old battered
washtub and in the eve-
nings we would sit in front
of the TV and pick them out.
I think I ate as many as
I saved.
Later, my grandmother
and mother would incor-
porate this seasonal treat
into all manner of Christ-
mas sweets, but the one
I remember best was a
chocolate cookie topped
with white sugar icing and
a walnut half known for
some mysterious reason as
From Thanksgiving to

New Years was also when
we consumed gallons of
fresh tomato juice my
mother had stored away
in Mason jars all summer
As the days grew colder,
Grandfather Metzger and
I would trek through the
woods looking for holly and
running pine to decorate
the house.
Sometimes there was
snow and, if it was deep,
I'd walk behind him in his
He never minded having
me along as long as I didn't
complain and I made heroic
efforts to keep up.
Early in December, we'd
go to the back part of the
pasture to pick a perfect
tree and cut it. Then we'd
mount it in a coffee can of
stones in the living room
and adorn it with ancient
ornaments remembered
from every Christmas past
in my short life. We draped
it with real metal icicles
that felt cool and slightly
sticky between your fingers.
Under the tree was a little
village of antique origin and
a manger scene and some-
times a model railroad.
We always sang carols
when we decorated the
On Christmas night we
read the Christmas story
basking in it's glowing col-
ored lights.
At the Metzger house,
the tree graced a corner of
the living room from just
after Thanksgiving until the
week after Christmas.
Presents would gradu-
ally appear as the holidays
progressed, In fact, I added
some myself after trips to
Penney's and Sears Roe-
buck in Alexandria, the big
Of course, the really big
gifts appeared magically on
Christmas morning, depos-
ited in the wee hours by the
red suited gnome.
I never looked for hid-
den gifts as the big day ap-
proached because I was a
true believer when it came
to Santa Claus and with
good reason. I knew him
G Ch
Orman BS MOS,
with Schnapps antI
S nta CI GUS
At the Swoboda house,
where my father's parents,
Elizabeth and Otto, lived
with my Uncle Jimmy and
his family, things were a
little different.
That's why I always had
two Christmases,
My grandmother, Eliza-

Awestruck, we crept
in and were informed in
hushed tones that Santa
was upstairs drinking
Schnapps with Grandfa-
As if on cue, the great
man appeared. He was
dressed in red velvet and
ermine and smelled like a
candy cane. I do remem-
ber that, like Grandfather
Swoboda, our Santa was
on the thin side but he was
undoubtedly the real deal.
Grandfather, we were told,
had to stay upstairs and
hold the reindeer so they
wouldn't fly away during
their visit.
Not only did Santa know
each of us children by
name, when he took us on
his lap and asked if we had
been good, he was able to
remind us of recent indis-
cretions if we failed to list
We knew about
Schwartz Peter too, the
devil to Santa's deity, who
brought switches and coal
to children whose sins were
too great to be forgiven.
After hearing our con-
fession, he would present
us each with a starter gift
and then make his way
back upstairs for one more
shot of Schnapps before he
leapt in his sleigh and flew
off to deliver gifts to chil-
dren whose grandparents
were not so well connected.
We always opened gifts
that night, but for me, this
was just the start of the
orgy of acquisition that
marked the holidays of my
The next morning, when
we climbed out of bed at
the Metzger house, there
was another tree and an-
other set of packages to
tear into scattering paper
and ribbon with abandon
across the old oakfloors.
We dined on scrambled
eggs, country ham and
"puffs," a delicacy created
by my grandmother and
later stolen by the restau-
rateurs of New Orleans and
marketed under the false
name of beignets.
All this was washed
down with oceans of tomato
That afternoon there
would be another turkey
feast and, at the end of
the day, I would fall into a
tryptophan-induced coma
to dream of Santa and an-
other week without school.
Then I'd start counting the
days'till next Christmas.
Lois Swoboda is a staff
writer with the Apalachic-
ola and Carrabelle Times,
'lb reach hes e-mail

OTTO SWOBODA | Special to the Times
Lois Swoboda, at age 1 1 months, walks at her
grandparents Metzger's farm in Northern Virginia. In
upper left is the giant tree that supplied black walnuts
every Christmas.

Lois Swoboda, at age 23 months, sits on Santa's lap
at J.C. Penney in C ristmas 1953.

beth Titezer, was born in
Minnesota but fled with
her family to Texas after a
poisoned well killed their
livestock. My grandfather
Swoboda emigrated from
Germany when he was 2
years old. Six months later,
his parents died in New
York City, probably of the
Spanish Flu. He was put on
an orphan train and, very
luckily, found a loving home
in South Texas, together
with his sister Ida and two
brothers. My father spoke
only German and Spanish
until the first grade.
Granny and Granddaddy
Swoboda celebrated Ger-
man Christmas which took
place on Christmas Eve.
Every year we were
packed off to their house
around dusk, often travel-
ing through a veil of glitter-
ing snowflakes.
In my childhood memo-
ries, all Christmases are
There was always a big
dinner with a turkey all
the fixings including my
grandmother's homemade

After dinner, the women
and children adjourned to
the television room while
grandfather, Daddy and
Uncle Jimmy disappeared
on some unknown errand.
We kids were always led
past the open door to my
grandfather's library where
there was definitely no
Christmas tree in evidence.
I think, sometimes we
were changed into pajamas
at this point. We'd watch
Zorro or the Lone Ranger
and eat cookies and ice
cream until my mother or
maybe Aunt Shirley would
slip away and then reap-
pear, shushing us as she
led the way down the hall to
the now closed library door.
She'd open the door a
crack; just enough for us
to see that a huge, fully
lighted tree had sprouted
amid the bookcases.
My father or uncle
would materialize and
whisper that we could
come in ifwe were very
quiet because Santa was
almost ready to see us.

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By [)gyjd Ad|erstein
Times City Editor
The Northwest Florida Water
Management District has eased up
on rules governing shallow wells in
an effort to encourage their use by
residents of coastal Gulf and Franklin
The rule change, approved Nov. 30
by the Northwest Florida Water Man-
agement Governing Board, means
residents in the coastal areas, mainly
St. George Island and Cape San Blas,
will no longer have to secure an in-
dividual water use permit to put in
a shallow well for non-potable uses,
such as irrigation.
Well construction permits will still
be required.
Officials backed the rule change to
help preserve Floridan Aquifer water
for human consumption.
"The rule revision is expected to
enhance resource protection," said
Guy Gowens, director of the district's
Division of Resource Regulation,
"Our objectives are to comply with
Florida statutes and statewide mini-
mum standards while reducing un-
necessary regulation."
Angela Chelette, chief of the Bu-
reau of Ground Water Regulation,

said the rule change expands to the
coastal zone an exemption already in
place for the two other inland zones.
Beginning Jan. 4, 2010, shallow
wells less than 4 inches in diameter,
and withdrawing on average less than
15,000 gallons per day, will be autho-
rized by rule under a general water
use permit.
Chelette said the purpose of the
rule change is to encourage the use
of these shallow wells, which do not
penetrate a confining unit or enter
the Floridan aquifer, so as to preserve
the aquifer for potable purposes.
"In Franklin County, on St. George
Island, most are 30 to 40 feet deep and
some are only 15 to 20 feet deep," she
"Most non-potable systems use
wells 2-4 inches in diameter, so this
will largely be for small irrigation
wells," Chelette said. "Both coastal
areas have a utility supply for drinking
water, so this is to encourage people
to reduce stress on the drinking wa-
ter supply. The water supply is fairly
vulnerable to saltwater intrusion, and
we need to reduce stress there and
preserve more for drinking."
She said the rule change will elimi-
nate the hassle of water use permit-
ting, which used to take 30 to 90 days,

and even longer for a utility permit.
"This means they don't have to come
and go through that big process,"
Chelette said.
use permits in place for the coastal
zone the two counties, 17 in Franklin
and nine in Gulf, she said.
The rule change eliminates some
of the problems that surfaced dur-
ing recent inspections by the Florida
Department of Health which found
irrigation wells were dug too close to
septic tanks.
Those homeowners who had failed
to secure individual water use per-
mits will now be in compliance with
that legal requirement.
But those who had failed to secure
the required well construction permit
will remain in violation of the law, in
addition to those who in the future fail
to get a well permit.
"On the well construction side, I
think we're' going to see problems
there. I have a feeling we're going to
continue to have to work through that
issue for a while," Chelette said. "We
I don't think they're aware of what
their hose bibs are connected with.
Ten feet from a septic tank drainfield,
that's obviously not a good thing."

Special to The Times
The Gulf Coast Work-
force Board has been se-
lected to receive the Em-
ploy Florida Healthcare
Workforce Initiative grant.
The $476,485 grant will be
used to launch the next
phase of HALO (Health-
care Advancement Lad-
der Occupations), a pro-
gram designed to meet the
health care employment
needs of the Gulf Coast
"For the first time in
Florida's history there
are over a million people
unemployed. At the Work-
force Board we're trying to
get people back to work by
providing services focused
on occupations that are
growing and have vacan-
cies despite the downturn,"
said Kim Bodine, executive
director of the Gulf Coast
Workforce Board. "Consid-
ering that health services
is one of the only growth
industries in our economy
now, we believe this is the
per tim to start a proj-
Through HALO, the
Workforce Board will pro-
vide training and support-
ive services for both those
interested in taking their
skills to the next level and
those seeking employment
in the medical services in-
Training will be concen-
trated in four health care
subsectors: nursing, allied
health, long term care, and
health information tech-
nology. Specific training
funded by the grant in-
clude bachelor of science
in nursing (BSN), licensed
practical nursing (LPN),
respiratory therapy, physi-
cal therapy assistant, radi-
ography, medical adminis-

nCetd al nag and
The training will be
delivered via traditional
classroom training, on-
line, and even at employer
work sites. Furthermore,
HALO will develop certi-
fied health care trainers
who will be on staff at the
local hospitals, allowing
the facilities to provide
continuing education to
health care professionals
in a timely and cost effec-
tive way.
Over the next year and

nd duTspr a ai d
and placed into employ-
ment in clinical and non-
clinical jobs through the
HALO program.
Bay Medical Center,
GulfH ashtSMedicEame
Coast Hospital, and WeemS
Memorial Hospital were
instrumental in the devel-
o ment of HALO and have
agreed to partner with
GCWB on this initiative.
"We're pleased to part-
ner with the Gulf Coast
Workforce Board on this

h cl ildN liwill

future health care work-
ers but it will upgrade the
skills of our existing clini-
cal and non clinical staff.
As a result we will be able
to retain our employees,
advance them up the ca-
reer ladder to higher pay-
ing jobs and provide better
care to our patients," said
Charles Colvert, CEO,
Weems Memorial Hospi-
"We've already had
some preliminary discus-
sion with Sacred Heart
Hospital about HALO and
we hope to include them in
the program once their fa-
cility opens in Gulf Coun-
ty," Bodine said.
Other organizations
who will partner with the

Gulf Coast Workforce
Board on this project in-
clude the Florida State
University Panama City
Campus, Gulf Coast Com-
munity College, Tom E
Haney Technical Center,
and Workforce Florida.
"The Employ Florida
Healthcare Workforce
Initiative exemplifies the
way a region can benefit
when priorities are aligned
among public and private
business, education, work-
force and economic devel-
opment partners," said
Workforce Florida Vice
President of Business and
Workforce Development
Opportunities Andra S.
For more information

on participating in HALO
contact Don Ford at Haney
Technical Center at 850-
747-5500, ext. 5317, or Judy
Turcotte at Gulf Coast
Community College 850-
769-1551, ext. 4234.
The Gulf Coast Work-
force Board is a public/pri-
vate partnership chartered
by the state to administer
workforce development
programs in Bay, Gulf, and
Franklin counties. Their
mission is to provide lead-
ership, oversight, guidance
and assistance to institu-
tions and agencies deliver-
ing training and workforce
services in order to meet
the economic development
and employment needs of
these counties.

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origin. He also didn't begin
pronouncing letters until
he appeared certain of his
selections, avoiding the
stumbling block of starting
and then restarting spell-
ings that had done in a few
of the 20 spellers earlier.
The contestants ranged
in age from fourth- through
eighth-graders, with two
each from the grade levels
at the ABC and Franklin
County schools.
Rash nailed "subter-
as the crowd roared with
Parker managed "pho-
tosynthesis" and Rash "in-
effable" as the excitement

were eliminated by such
challenges as "scruple,"
"agricultural," "encore,"
"suburban," "quarantine,"
"oblige" and "affiliation."
Taking part in the
competition were fourth-
graders Rash and Yanni
Pateritsas, from the ABC
School, and Emily Owens
and Hannah Westbrook,
from Franklin County; and
fifth-graders Eve Bond and
Grayson Creamer, from the
ABC School, and Thomas
Drennen, from Franklin
included sixth-graders
Jacob Montgomery and
Kristopher Schoelles, from
Franklin County, and John
White and Lael Parker,
from the ABC School; sev-
enth-graders Dasia Davis
and Madison Newell, from
Franklin County, and Tyler
Cash and Alyssa Varnes,
from the ABC School; and
eighth-graders Caulin
Sheridan and Mikael Lew-
is, from Franklin County,
and Hayden RIrr and Park-
er, from the ABC School.

Judges for the county spelling bee were, from left,

Grayson Creamer

But then Rash stumbled

words and secure the title.
"I read a lot," Rash said,
explaining his second-place
Serving as judges this
year were Bonnie Rilmer,
chief financial officer for
the Franklin County Edu-
cation Foundation; retired
Franklin County educator
Babs Bailey; and health
educator Marie Marshall.
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spellers managed to nail
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Carnley said one of the
candidates was a certified
public accountant, as is
Pearlman, while another
works at a local bank and
another does accounting
"None of them had dis-
trict (finance) experience,"
Carnley said. "He (Pearl-
man) was in the system,
and I felt that since he was
in the system, we should
give him consideration for
the job."
Pearlman began the
school year teaching
middle school American
history, but his teaching
load was, as of earlier this
month, to be assumed by
Mike Todd, who left the
dean of student discipline
position to return to the
classroom beginning next
Hiring Pearlman as fi-
nance director eliminates
the need for the school to
find another teaching posi-
tion for him to assume for
the second semester.

wasWhat stood t thath
those other two candi-
dates?" Martin asked.
"I can't say he was more
or less qualified than any
other applicant," Carnley
"I don't really think
when we have a Harvard
graduate with a law degree
and a CPA, we really could
push (him away)," Gander
said. "I would feel comfort-
able getting someone out
of the Florida Department
of Education finance sys-
tem. I thought it would be
a slam dunk with all the job
Pearlman earned a
Bachelor of Arts from Har-
vard College in 1978 and
a law degree from New
York University four years
later, before practicing law
in New York and Cleve-
land for several years. A
former assistant college
basketball coach at Bowl-
ing Green and Brooklyn
College, Pearlman owned
a sports production com-
pany for three years that
broadcast Harvard and
Northeastern college bas-
ketball games.
Whaley said he was
concerned that at the time
of Pearlman's hiring as a
teacher, he had maintained
an out-of-state address, in
"We want somebody
long-term, who's rooted
in our community and is
more likely to stay here
than leave," he said.
Pearlman then came

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sections to the county and
stressing that this is his
home, after making it his
permanent residence in
"I've come to love this
place, not only to live here
but to work in the district "
he said. "I'm not planning
on going anyw ere.
After the meeting, Mar-
tin said she based her deci-
slon to vote against Pearl-
man's hiring not because
of any personal opposition,
but because he already had
a job with the district and
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The Franklin County
varsity boys basketball
team will head north Mon-
day, hoping to best the 11-
team field in the William
Henry Shaw Christmas
tournament in Columbus,
But to win the title, the
fourth-seeded Seahawks
will need to win three
games in a row, which is
more than they were able
to do last week.
For the first time this
season, the team suffered
back-to-back losses on the
road, falling in rematches
to Blountstown 54-51 on
Dec. 15 and then to Mosley
61-59 on Friday night.
The Seahawks came
back on Saturday night at
Jefferson County, winning
67-53 to end the week on a

victorious note.
"It's still December,"
coach Fred Drake said.
"We got until the end of
February; we still have
a lot of time for improve-
"We're still defend-
ing district and regional
champs and that goes a
long way," he said. "We're
still the ones that still have
to be beat, especially when
it counts."
ing and free throw shoot-
ing bedeviled the team all
week, beginning with the
Blountstown, a team the
Seahawks defeated earlier
this season when several
Tiger players were still in
the football playoffs.
This time, Blount-
stown's Leon Broxton, a
transfer from Chipley, led
the Tigers with 15 points.
"Basically one transfer

makes a difference. When
you add players into your
program that makes you
100 percent better," said
Drake, clearly frustrated
by the officiating. "He got
whatever (calls) he want-
After trailing 22-18 at
the half, Blountstown out-
scored Franklin County 23-
14 in the third quarter, and
then held on for the win as
senior Arron Prince fouled
out with four minutes left
in the game.
The Seahawks' woes
were compounded by a
poor shooting night from
the free throw line, shoot-
ing a sub-par 10-of-21, or 48
"Our big Achilles heels
are defense and free
throws," Drake said. "We
spend more than enough
time on it in practice. Our
role players are not hold-

ing up to their end of the
The Seahawks' free
throw woes improved a
little Friday night against
Mosley, but at 64 percent,
16-of-28, it was not enough
to tip the scales against
a Dolphin team that shot
80 percent from the free
throw line.
In the fourth quarter,
Amante Carter hit 7-of-7
from the free throw line,
and Dylan Black 6-of-7, to
account for the quarter's
28-16 bulge that gave Mos-
ley the narrow win.
Seahawk senior Austin
O'Neal hit just 1-of-4 free
throws in the final stanza,
and with both sophomore
Carlos Morris and junior
Adam Joseph fouled out,
the Seahawkslet the game
fall from their grasp.

Senior Arron Prince, right, grimaces as he confronts
a Mosley opponent two weeks ago in a Sea hawk
win at home. On Saturday night, the Dolphins
avenged the loss on their home court.

Spe a mes
On Monday, Dec. 14, the
boys varsity Seahawks soc-
cer ream faced the varsity
Port St. Joe Sharks. Com-
pared to their previous
meeting, this was an eerily
similar match.
Once again, the Se-
ahawks were raring to go
from the opening whistle,
matching the veteran Tiger
Sharks' intensity; tying the
match with a goal 16 min-
utes into the first half. Just
like the previous match, El-
ton Olvera scored, on a free
kick, to deadlock the game
at 1-1.
Again, as with their last
meeting with the Sharks,
the Seahawks continued to
play with passion and co-
hesiveness throughout the
game and were it not for a
few indefensible, outstand-
ing Shark goals, off of bril-
liant passes, the game was
actually much closer than
the final score indicated.
In the end, as with their
last meeting, the Sharks'
overall experience began
to take over the game and
the Seahawks finally suc-
cumbed to a 5-defeat, with
Olvera connecting with the
back of the net with 15:30
left in regulation.
Daniel "Bam-Bam" Car-
rino was earth-shattering

Sp i le it Ti es
The Lady Seahawks soc-
cer team played two games
last week, falling to rival
Port St. Joe 6-1 and tying
Florida High 2-2. The Lady
Tiger Sharks were able to
get the best of us again,
while the Lady Seminoles
gave us another tie.
St Joe's skill players
controlled the Dec.14 game
at Franklin County High
School, moving through
our defense at will lead-
ing to a 6-0 advantage. We
were, however, able to get
on the board in the second
half with a Maggie Langs-
ton goal off a corner kick
from Megan Newell. Their
program is markedly ahead
of ours, but the gap will be





in goal and the combination
of Derrick "D-Fib" Rhodes,
William "Maximus" Sapp,
Graham Kirvin and Olvera
pressured the Shark de-
fense as well as any first-
year soccer team could
In the Tuesday night
match Dec. 15, under clear-
ing skies, the Seahawks
faced another team they
had previously played, Flor-
ida High School. In their

previous match, which was
also the first game ever
played by the men's varsity
team; the Seahawks were
dismantled 6-0.
However, the night of
Dec. 15 was a different
story. This game was a
great measuring stick for
players and fans alike, as
the Seahawks had played
eight games since that




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Tuesday, Jan. 5
Lady Seahawks play district game at
home vs. Wewahitchka, 4:30 p.m.
Seahawks play district game at home
vs. Wewahitchka, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan 9
Lady Seahawks play district game at
Port St. Joe, 6 p.m.
Seahawks play district game at Port St.
Joe, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 12
Lady Seahawks play district game at
West Gadsden, 6:30 p.m.

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As we nearly wind up our first season,
these Lady Seahawks have improveddras-
tically. The key now will be developing our
skills in the off-season, as well as learning
to play with more intensity. Winning is a
learned behavior, and we just have not
learned to compete to win quite yet. In the
future when we are ahead of a team 2-0,
as we were against Florida High, we will
learn how to shut the door and deny any
sort of comeback.
Those game-tying goals came with
under five minutes to play, forcing a tie
in a game we should have won. From the
start of the Dec. 15 Florida High game in
Eastpoint, we took control of the contest,
but just weren't able to finish all of our at-
tacks down the stretch. Newell scored on
a breakaway in the first half and netted a
penalty kick in the second half to complete
the scoring for the Lady Seahawks.
I felt we had great offensive play from

Seahawks play district game at West
Gadsden, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan 14
Seahawks play at home against Bay
High, 7 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 18
Seahawks play in the MLK Showcase in
Jacksonville vs. Sandalwood High School,
3 p.m. at Florida State College
Tuesday, Jan. 19
Lady Seahawks play district game at
Liberty County, 4:30 p.m.

"That did it right there when Carlos
fouled out," said Drake.
Despite opening up an 11-0 advantage
after the opening tip, the Seahawks were
plagued with poor rebounding all night,
and had a slim 26-21 lead at the half.
"We had problems with defensive re-
bounding," said the coach. "And it didn't
help that we were playing a varsity game
with just two referees."
"Our role players did not do their jobs
for rebounding," said Drake. "Out of our
big three, only two played well."
Morris and O'Neal led the team with 23
and 22 points, respectively. No Seahawk
rebounders were in double digits.
On Saturday night, the Seahawks re-
gained their composure with a win in
Monticello against Jefferson County,
shutting down their hot shooter, Chris
Mays, with an effective box-and-one.
O'Neal led the team with 30 points
and 11 rebounds, with Morris adding 28
points, But with Prince sidelined by ill-
ness, the rest of the team could only pro-
duce nine points between them. "I got to
find that third scorer," said Drake.
The coach said that he won't be reluc-
tant to move some down to junior varsity,
and bring others up, as he did with junior
James Winfield against Jefferson County.
Winfield didn't produce points, but
snared seven rebounds and impressed
Drake with his aggressive defense.
"They've been put on notice they'll
drop back down to JV" said Drake. "We're
not playing with no passion, no energy, no
"It's a privilege to play varsity bas-
ketball," he said. "They're going to start
After the team squared off at Bay High
Tuesday evening, they'll get a rest over
Christmas before leaving Monday, Dec.
28 for the tourney in Columbus, aboard a
church van lent them by Covenant Word.
They'll play against Drake's alma
mater, Hardaway High School, at 4 p.m.
on Tuesday, Dec. 29, and if they win that
they'll go against top-seeded Central High
School, from Phenix City, Ala., on Wednes-
day evening, Dec. 30.
If they lose their opener, the Seahawks
will drop down to the losers' bracket, and
play that afternoon.
While it's a long shot many fans will
make the drive to Columbus, Drake urged
them to come out to both home and away
games next month to support the Se-
"It's going to come, we're having grow-
ing pains right now," he said. "It's like we
can get up to play the better teams but
with teams that are less talented they're

not 100 percent focused.
"Right now we're just unpredictable,"
said Drake. "The lack of experience is
showing now. It's going to take some
"We still got January and February,"
he said. "I'm not worried. We have time
to fix those problems."

Dec. I 5 at Blountstown
Franklin Co. 12 10 14 15 51
Blountstown 9 9 23 13 54
SEAHAWKS: Arron Prince 1/2 2s, 0/2
3s, 0/2 FTs, 2 pts.; Carlos Morris 8/15 2s,
2/11 3s, 5/10 FTs, 27 pts.; Dalin Modican 1/3
2s, 2/3 FTs, 4 pts.; Austin O'Neal 6/15 2s,
1/1 3s, 3/6 FTs, 18 pts.
Etals: 16/36 (44%) 2s 3/14 3s, 10/21
(48%) FTs
Rebounds: O'Neal 12, Morris 11, Adam
Joseph 7, Prince 5, Michael rner 4,
Modican 2
TIGERS: Leon Broxton 15 pts., PJ.
Buggs 9, Cavon Cole 9, Brian Simmons 5,
Nick Martin 4, Steve Jones 4, Jawon Mos-
ley 4, Matt Jackson 4

Dec. I8 at Mosle
Franklin Co. 15 11 17 16 59
Mosley 9 12 12 28 61
SEAHAWKS: Arron Prince 1/4 2s, 0/1
3s, 5/10 FTs, 7pts.; Carlos Morris 6/16 2s,
1/6 3s, 8/9 FTs, 23 pts.; Dalin Modican 1/4
2s, 1/2 FTs, 3 pts.; Michael Turner 2/3 2s,
0/12 FTs, 4 pts., Austin O'Neal 10/16 2s, 2/5
FTs, 22 pts.
htals: 20/45 (44%) 2s 1/8 3s, 16/28
(64%) FTs
Rebounds: O'Neal, Turner, Morris 6,
Prince 5, Zach Jones, Modican 4, Adam
Joseph 3, Marcus Allen 2
DOLPHINS: Amante Carter 24 pts.,
Zach Duarte 10, Dylan Black 9, Blake
Faulkenberry 9, Ryan Howard 6, Mazen
Hindawi 3

Dec. 19 at JeHerson Co *
Franklin Co. 13 20 12 22 67
Jefferson Co. 15 11 12 15 53
SEAHAWKS: Marcus Allen 1/3 2s, 2
pts., Carlos Morris 8/18 2s, 3/12 3s, 3/3 FTs,
28 pts.; Dalin Modican 3/3 2s, 6 pts.; Aus-
tin O'Neal 10/16 2s, 1/3 3s, 7/10 FTs, 30 pts.,
'lkekale Turrell 1/2 FTs, 1 pt.
Etals: 22/42 (52%) 2s, 4/15 3s, 11/15
(73%) FTs
Rebounds: O'Neal 11, Morris 8, James
Winfield 7, Modican, Michael Turner 4,
Zach Jones, Marcus Allen 3
TIGERS: T. Johnson 29 pts., C. Mays
11, H. Ingram 7, D. Tucker 6

the mid-fielders, which has been some-
what of a weakness this season. Megan
McClain has stepped up her game the last
two contests to help control the middle of
the field, and Jessica Shields played very
well on the outside-midfield.
Our defense, anchored by Brianna
Whittington, Emmy Norris and Sami
Coulter, was stingy against the Lady Semi-
noles, but was weakened when Sami left
the game with a minor knee injury. Goal-
keeper Emily Hatfield played tough soc-
cer all night, making some unbelievable
saves among her 14 total saves.
We will try to improve our effort and the
results in our final two matches of the sea-
son. We travel to Leon on Monday, Jan. 11,
and will host Marianna on esday, Jan. 12.
Kelli Maggio, a member ofthe Univer-
sity ofMobile Lady Rams undefeated l997
national champion soccer team, coaches
the Lady Seahawks soccer team.

initial meeting. The home
crowd got to see the young
Seahawks team play their
best game of the year.
Playing stellar defense
"from the back," Julio
namirez, Andrew Waller,
Billy Harris, and Tanner
Klink hung tough with the
Seminoles' quick strike ca-
pabilities through 60 min-
utes of soccer and at that
point were in a 1-1 tie.
The Seminoles seem-
ingly started to wear down
defensively, and in the final
20 minutes of the match, the
Seahawks had more shot-
on-goal opportunities than
they had in all of the previ-
ous three games combined.
The four fullbacks previous-

ly mentioned, transitioned
the ball up field to, Josh
Reeder, Javeion "Worm"
Winfield, Sapp, Rhodes,
Kirvin and Olvera. Each of
these Seahawks had mul-
tiple opportunities to score,
in what was the team's best
offensive effort to date.
Unfortunately, the Se-
ahawks were unable to
capitalize on any of their
advantages and in the end,
were caught by the Semi-
noles on two breakaway
goals, finally succumbing
3-1. As a coach I was par-
ticularly impressed with
the offensive productivity
in this game. I have beat
"defense" into their heads
all season and it was awe-

some to watch the offense
finally come to life. Al-
though the back of the net
was not found in the second
half, this Seahawks game
showed why there is a real
future for the boys soccer
program and I was prideful
of all of their efforts in this
The Seahawks' host
Marianna, at "the Nest"
of Franklin County High
School on Monday, Jan. 11,
in the season finale, as the
first year of boys varsity
Soccer at FCHS concludes.
Varsity soccer is a real kick
in the grass; don't miss it.
Joe Shields is the coach
of the 2009-10 Seahawks
boys varsity soccer team.

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Please bring me a baby doll
and MP3. Love Leslie I luv

Dear Santa,
I've been good. I want a toy
tractor and a toy boat. Love,

Dear Santa,
I've been good. I want a
scooter. Love Caleb.

Dear Santa,
I like Santa. Please bring me
a monster truck and Thomas.
Love, Tonn
Dear Santa,
I have been very good. I
want my little pony so soft star
song. Love, Genevieve
Dear Santa,
I've been good. I want a re-
mote control motorcycle. Love
Austin I you.

Dear Santa,
I have been good in this
year I want a Hot wheel car
and a tee Ball. Love Jamal

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
war I want a fish and High
School Musical toys. Love
Miss Allen's
Kindergarten Class

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Dear Sants,
I hope I am on the nice list
Because I want a lot of stuff.
I want DS games, Wii games,
crayon maker, gess who extra,
Battle Ship, Clue and a rip stick
(red) this is what I want from
Santa. Sincerely, Emily Gay

Dear Santa for Christmas
I want Xbox 360 and the game
halo and I want a dsi and the
game fossil hunters. And I want
a electric razor scooter to ride
on the road. An my PaPa has
gave me money every year for
my birthday and all the holi-

days he gives me 100 dollars so
I'm going shopping this year.
Sincerely Tyler Pendleton

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a DSI and I wot a MrrSoo game
and I want a golf cart. I wot an
Slebag and I want a noo blanket
and I wot a ledei truck and I
wot a car that will go fast and I
wot a movie. Thack you,
From, Jon Michael Cats
Dear Santa, How aare you
doen? Are the evs being good?
Are the evs been well? What
I want for Cristms is I want a
Woke toke and go Krt.
From, Davis Varnes. I seen
you at the mall.
Dear Sants, I am good. How
are you doweg? I want to so you
so bad. I want to see you. I wont
a transform. I love you Sants. I
want a bike.
From, Bran Shattuck
Dear Santa, I have beegn
good. I love you Santa. I wont
two see you. Santa I love you
Santa is good. I want a pony
and a horse and a Wii and a
Xbox Three Sixstey Xbox
From Qua'nieria.Croom

Dear Santa, How are you
doing? I howpe the elfs are
working very very hard I howpe
you are doing good. Are the elfs
doing freight? My sister is nice.
My bother is not going to get
enea presents. I want for cris-
mis a hamster that moovs by
itself. I want it to be a girl and
I want it to be Blue. Thank you
Santa. From Martina:
To: Santa from: Martina
Dear Santa, I was very good
Santa .Are you OK? How are
your rain deer? I want some
DSI games. I do not now iney of
the Games but you just have to
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doing good at the north pole. I
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Dear Santa, How are you?
I have been good this year. I
would like a nintendo dsi, Wiis,
iPod, and a new fake phone.
Merry Christmas.
Dear Santa, How are you. I
have been really good. I would
like a backagons toy horses, my
little pony, and a fish squirt toy.
Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa, How are you?
I have been good. Would like
a 12 gage shotgun, bb gun,
cell phone and a pocket knife.
Merry Chrismas.

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I want a dog and a MP3. Love

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little pony. Love Myia Maxwell

Dear Santa,
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Letters to Santa

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golden cron and intindoo dsi a
prritee ring. Merry Christmas

Dear Santa, How are you?
This year I have been good. I
would sliced + rain a ball backy-
gon and an ban electric motor-
cycle. Merry Christmas

Dear Santa, How are you?
This year I have been good. I
would like to have a baby alive
and all my family to go with me
and do a kamp flyr and a Ipod
and I want a DSI. Love Merry
Christmas, Santa.

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Dear Santa, Santa, how
are you doing? How do you
get around the planet so fast?
I would like an Xbox 36 and
some games for ti and most of
all a computer. Thank you for
all your kindness.
Love, your friend, Micah
Ho Ho Ho Dear Sants,
This Christmas I would like to
see a nintendo dsi, some new
clothes, and some wii games. I
really need new clothes for the
winter. I also want a golf cart,
an Ipod touch, a laptop, and a
peace sign nintendo ds cover.
Sincerely, Corie Oates
Merry Christmas
Dear Santa, For Christmas,
I want a dirt bike or go cart. I
did want a laptop, but my dad
said I need a desk top (com-
puter) instead. I would also like
a Nintendo game or maybe a
amp for my guitar. Also, if pos-
sible, an awesome Christmas.
Sincerely, Holly

Dear Santa, For Christ-
mas, I want a golf cart for my
granny and for me I have no
clue. I think I want a razor mo-
tor scooter. I also want some
black boots and bootcut jeans

for Christmas too. I also want a
Nintendo DSI. I want so many
things for Christmas. I want a
peace sign shirt with splatter
paint. I want a big lounge chair
from Justice that is round.
I also want this super cute
jacket that is from Justice too.
I can't really explain what it
looks like but I know you know
exactly what I am thinking.
Hope I was really good. Sin-
cerely, Jayla Leigh Alley

Dear Santa, All I want is
money and lots of toys and
game systems and games for
them. Sincerely, Hunter

Dear Santa, Could you
come to my house on six street
in an chef hat, with a pizza
apron and two boxes of pizza.
The crust is filled with four
cheeses, sausage, bacon, red
peppers and don't forget the
juceis. I have money to go get
it but its free when you buy it.

Dear Santa, How are you? I
have been a very nice girl this
would like One, all or some of
the following. A Nintendo DSI,
a camping tent, a new bike,
a new camera, or a Wii Fit
game. Do your reindeer like
carrots? What is your favorite
kind of cookie?
Sincerely Morena Murema

Dear Santa, I hav a few
things I want for Christmas. So
I am going to explain What and
Why I want it for Christmas.
First I want a phone that slide
because I see they are the New
phone rat now. Anyway, my
next thing I want for Christ-
mas is an Ipod because I'm
sick of the EMP three player
that I have more but you can
figure those out because your
Santa and you know every-
Sincesirley, Tia

Dear SANTA, I want a gui-

tar, iPod and the dsi for Christ-
mas. I've been really goat this
year si I hope you get it for me.
Sincerely, Lauren Lanell

Dear Santa, How is Mrs.
Clause, the elves and rein-
deer? I would love it if you
would bring me a Nintendo DS
eye, a build a bear. And a DS
game for Christmas. What is
you favorite type of cookie?
Sincerely, Scout Mclemore

Dear Santa, I would love it
if you could get me a bike for
Christmas this year. How are
you doing are your elfs work-
ing hard. How is Miss clause
doing? We are going to bake
you cookies and milk. I don't
know what kind of cookies
Sincerleiy, Wesley

Dear Santa, How are you
doing? I will do even better
cookies than last year. I would
really like Nerf N Strike Elete
with red revill tech, Also a new
PSP with some games And
some Wii fishing or hunting
games Please.
Sincerley, Connor Messer

Dear Santa, I would really
like it if you could bring me a
power wing. I would also really
like a webkinz, maybe a koalan
bear. Another thing I would
like is a Zumbody, maybe yel-
low and green. Also I would
like a stuffed elephant. I would
like a snow cane machine
withblue and purple syrup.
Last, but not least a monkey. I
love monkeys so much! So how
are you reindeer doing? And
of course, Mrs. Claus and the
elves? You are so nice, Santa?
I am going to leave you Choco-
late chipcookies and milk. Also
a thank you card.
Sincerely, Edy Rash

Dear Santa, I would really
love it if you could bring me a
wii game? Maybe Mario Broth-
ers. How are your reindeer

doing? What are your favor-
ite types of cookies? How is
Mrs. Claus doing?. Sincerely,

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs.
Claus? How
is the elfs
work doing?
How are the
let me
pet one
of your
types of cookie
and do you like cho-
calate milk or plain? Can my
brother or sister and I have
our own personal elf? I want
some books fpr Christmas.
Some fo the titles are The
Magician's Elephant written
by Kate Dicamillo, It's a Dogs
Life, Ann of Green Gables,
Magic Tree House, Midnight
of the Magic Flute #41, and
All the Cam Janson books,
A webkin and Harry Potter
Prisoner of Azakaban the
movie. That is all I want for
Sincerely, Becca. PS.
Please respond to this letter.

Dear Lilah, I love you so
much. You are the best niece
in the world. Today I am going
to have a ice cream party. I
can't believe you can almost
walk, talk and eat real food.
You are almost 1 year. Sin-
cerely your aunt Chloe

Dear Santa, Who is your
favorite elf. Do you like cook-
ies and milk or cookies and
orange juice better? How long
is your beard? My name is
Camille. I am 7. I have a big
sister and a little brother. I
want a DS a phone and a mer-

ry Christmas. I want a D.S. a
phone and a merry Christmas.
Love, your friend, Camille
PS. Have a merry Christmas.

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Dear Santa,
I have
I want
a mp3
player and
a crayon
--a maker. I also
\* want a poney
." and a Barbie.
You should
give mr this
stuf because I
have been good.
Your friend, Dyna
Dear Santa, I
have been so good. I went
a baby alive, a crayonma-
keer, a psp, wo. Dollar, bike,
Poll cookste, dsi, new shoes
m3play, car, teacherdeck,
forweel, lambtop, 7 outfit,
Board, Ill, be waiting for you.
My birthday -June 12- Love
Santa, Mony, dady, 2009
lazmyne Farme Luber
Your friend, Lateesa Pay-
ton Honeisty Tikin

Dear Santa, I have been
Very Good. I Want an mp3
Player and a Guitar Because I
Love you Santa. I Love Christ-
mas too and baby Jesus. My
dad would like a PS3. Your
friend, teri

Dear Santa, I have been
good. I want a new ds a yu-gi-
oh 5ds Duilist deck a nerfn-
strike elite game for Wii and I
love Santa I Want them to play
with my friend. Your friend,
Dear Santa, How are you?
This year I have been good. I
would like a pink heart with
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Letters to Santa

and Tinker baby. Merry Christ-

Dear Santa, How are you?
I have been good this year. I
would like a hotwheels set and
a rock collection. Merry Christ-

Dear Santa, How are you?
I have been good this year.
I would like a pocket knife,
backugon set, bee bee gun and
22 gun. Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa, How are you?
I have been good this year. I
would like an electric scooter,
ipod, make up and guitar. Mer-
ry Christmas.

Dear Santa, How are you?
I have been good this year. I
would like a buckagon, a baby,
Wii Vedolla, a little puppy, and a
Barbie. Merry Christmas. And
a cat and I well be good and
my fan he is good wev me. Hes
name is austin and me cat and
my dog and akren and a dog
and a fone and a BS.
Dear Santa, I bin veree
goob. I would like a guitar and
a four wheeler also a set of
drums. Merry Christmas. No
yeah, I also want the littlest pet
shop. Thanks. Ashley Neel
Dear Santa, 1. How are you?
2. I have been good this year. 3.
I would like a iPod 9. 4. puppy,
computer and a IPiano. Merry
Christmas. And a syocle are 5
and a neckles blue weth rgls
and a CK ran that is gold and
2 bos.
Dear Santa, I've been good
good good. I wish I could have
Ic 652 yi gi oh cards and Poke-
man cards.
Darcy DK
Dear Santa, I have been
very good this year. I want a
PSP A PSP2 games and a DR
+ Biako. Your Friend,

Dear Santa, I've been good
this year. I wont for Christmas
is a electric skater and a PSP I
also want an invitation signed
by Miley Cyrus. You can get this
from Walmart. You are a card.
Your friend,

Dear Santa, I bent god at
school for Chretmas. I wot a
DS 1ghc and a skat bord and
a krestl bakugar and the new
Movie UV Bolkudan Your
Jose Aguliar

Dear Santa, I've been good
this year could you please bring
me a basket ball and a ladder.
Your friend,

Dear Santa, I've been good
for. Christmas I. want for 'Itoy.
To visit us he is my. Brother
Thak. You f my Barbie. Love

Dear Santa, I've been good
this year. I want a PSP and a
baby alive a cyayonmaker aand
a barie doll. A bike. And a doll
hose A pool. And my sister she
wants a mp3 player. Your friend

Lateesa Taylor
Mrs. Luberto
Second Grade

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Dear Santa, for Christmas, I
would like a DS Gameboy. Love,

Dear Santa, For Christmas,
I would like a Wii. Wil
Ms. Manahan's Kindergarten

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Dear Santa, I would like it if
you could bring me a xbox 360,
Boat and a Harry Potter
book. And how is Mrs. Clause
doin? I hope you eat cookies
because they are espsholy for
you. Save some for Mrs. Clause
and leave some for the pets.
From Charley Carter.

Dear Santa, I would really
love it if you could bring me a
PSP or a leather coat. How is
Mrs. Clause. Please give my
dog a treated. Sincerely,
Damien Freeman

Dear Santa, How does cook-
ies taste? I'd really love it if you
can bring me a nintendo ds. A
book, yugiOh. 50s, cards for
Christmas. How are your elves
and reindeer. Are your rain-
deers under control? Your Pal,
Daijon Penamon
Dear Santa, How are you?
Tell Miss Clause I said hi. I
would like a DS gamne like
a bobby one. And a Wii whith
some games. What I really
want is a Zhu zhu pet. Say hi to
the elves for me. Hope you like
everybody cookies. I hope you
have a good Christmas. I will
set out rangdeer food. Hope you
make it around the world safe.
Don't get too cold. Love
Angel Hemming
Dear Santa, I would like for
Christmas is DSP bear toy. You
are the Best man ever. I love
you a lot. And I may make you
some cookies. And I want to ask
you how Mrs. Santa now doing.
Tell her that I sed Hay and I
will be a good girl for you. Can
you bring one of your elf to help
bring gitf around., Love

Dear Santa, Want I want for
Christmas is some vidio games,
a computer and a air soft vest
to hold my bullets and mags.
Landen Abel

Dear Santa, What I want for
Christmas is a Nintendo DS
and Nintendo DS and the new
connect four and the new white
bop it and games that you can
play on your tv and new shoes
and more shirts.

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Dear Santa, For Christmas
I would like a Wii, a pet turtle,
a giant aquarium, turtle food,
aquarium accessories, Mario
super sliders the wii game and
fifa 2010 soccer wii game and
that's what I would like for
christmas. Sincerely,
Allie Zingarelli

Dear Santa, For Christmas,
I want to have a Nintindo DS I,
techdecks, a Labtop and most
of all another PlanB skate-

board. I want these because I
have wanted these for a long
time. The plan b skateboard
send it whith a full set at least.
Andrew p.s. The other kids
don't listen to them

Dear, Santa I want all new
airssoft gun a mask a pistol and
some BBs for the guns. I would
like a guitar most of all an and
all the harry potter books a
new skate board spy gear 360
some new teckdecks a rampto
go with the teckdecks a starter
that works on my cool fore-
wheeler you got me last year.
Thank you Santa. Love,

Dear Santa, I want for
Christmas is guitar hero the
game a guitar for gut a hero, a
four weller and drums for gui-
tar hero. From

Dear Santa, I want for
Christmas is a wii, bike, DSi,
Spy kit, Phone, babydoll, Pool,
Cool Cloths in the world, barbie
doll, barbie doll car, barbie doll
house with all the thing in it,
money, baby doll clothes, a real
reindeer, to snow, and that is
what I want for Christmas Mia

Dear Santa, What I want
forn Christmas is a play sta-
tion 3 with gitaur hero world
tour. With a camra case. Merry
Christmas, Madison

Dear Santa, This Christmas
will be great! I've already got
my Christmas tree up and pres-
ents under it. I love Christmas
so much! This year, if you can
will you bring me a fourwealler.
It would mean so much to me
if you could. Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry
Christmas. Sincerely,
Paith Sapp

Dear Santa, This year I want
a flexgame, RS.P, and a Mario
and Sonic at the Olympic winter
games for wii. Do the elves like
Mrs. Clause's cookies? Can
you make it snow in Apalach?
Ethan M

Dear Sata, I want a xbox 360
with reastentevle 5 and Left for
Dead two and Yugow cards And
a scoter and a toy hake bike.
Austin E

Dear Santa, Santa I want
a big Christmas and a good
Christmas dinner. I also want
more school pance. I want a
weller for Christmas.

Dear Santa, Hi Santa. Do
you know what I want for
Christmas? OK what I want for
for Christmas is a dis I. Sen-

Dear Santa I want a dirt
bike for Christmas and a four
wheeler so I can go mudding in
the ditches And a gas powered
remote controlled truck so I
can do something in the yard
and when Jack is outside I will
chase him around And in my
stocking I want to thing and
that would be bakuagauns and
ugio cards and it better be a lot.
Ethan V
Ms. Lee's Fourth Grade,
ABC School

Dear Santa, How are you do-
ing? I hope you are doing gud.
If you are wondering, if I am
doing good. I want a ew baty. I
want a big doll bic bic tow I hau
haw tow taid.

Dear Santa, How are you do-
ing? I hope you are OK I have
been good. I fixed the drums
when Morgan asked me too. I
want a Nentendo I and a game
boy and a play station and a
xbox 360. Thank you Santa
KW Newell.

Dear Santa, I love you. How
are you doing? I hope you are
doing good. I rille wont to see
you. So, so, so bad! Santa, have
I been bad or not? I want an
electric guitar with an amp built
inside of it. With a peace sign
pick. I wish for a bird so so so so
much. Thackyou Santa. From,
Kelsey Griffin

Dear Santa, I hope you are
doing well. How are the elfs?
Santa do you call this nice or
good...sharing my sister's DS?
I usually play it for 40 mints my
sister plays foran hour. But I
don't mide. I usually watch TV
Oh and I want a lot of toys but
you probably arereally know
some of them. Heres one that
you don't know, a Drum set and
the sticks. Thank you Santa.
Gillian Terhune.

Dear Santa, Howe are you
doing? I hope the elfs are do-
ing a lot of wrke. Keep up the
good wrke. I will see you soon.
Do good very good. I want a Wii
and a vedeo gamra. Thankyou
good bye by the way my name
is Bradlee Cain Lee

Dear Santa, How row you
doweg? I been good. I been
helping cleaning. I wont a Nin-
teodo DS. J'necio Penamona

Dear Santa, How are you do-
ing? I hop you are doing good.
I have ben good. I ben helping
my mom. I wont a new bike my
wheel on my bike stops and
wont go.
Coay Cassidy

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Dear Santa, How have you
been? I hope your elves can
make a Wii DS, text phone, Nin-
tendo, Labtop, Pocket Pockey
and dirt bike. Love
Donna Moore

Dear Santa, How are you
and your elves? I want a Wii,
bounce ball and nintendo 64.

Dear Santa, How are you?
My name is Madison Meanay.
How are your elves! I think
pretty good. I wish I can see
you Santa. I like your song Ru-
dolph the red nose reindeer had
a very Shiny nose and if you
every saw him OK. That's all
I'm going to say right now. Thak
you Santa and I want a Michael
Jackson CD. By Santa

Dear Santa, How are you?
I have been good. What I
would like for Christ-
mas is a Nintendo
I, golf cart,

gocart and, a keyboard PS.P
Coulter, Madison

Dear Santa, How are you
doing. I would like to thank you.
And I would like an Nintendo,
and my dog little mama too,
And a bike, and a pony. Love
Brindlin Monroe.

Dear Santa, How are you do-
ing? I hope you are not sick and
how are your reindeer doing?
I hope they are not sick either.
I would like a PSP and a bike, a
dog and PSP games. Love
Peyton Millender
Dear Santa, How are you
doing is the elvs and Mrs. Claus
and the reindeer? And I want
a teacup dog and a doll. I have
been extremely nice. Your
friend, Casey Riley.
Dear Santa, How is Mrs.
Claus? Are the reindeer okay?
I have been awesomely good.
I would like a cell phone and
some more PSP games. I really
want you to come. Enjoy the
milk and cookies. One of your
Jessica Rudd

Dear Santa, I hope that you
and Mrs. Claus are okay. I know
that my brother and I fight a
lot but I want the new bakugan
video game with the Naga ball,
Spore hero arena video game,
Maxus draganoid, bike. And I
want Mario carl. Your favorite,
Mikalin R. Huckeba

Dear Santa, How are you
and mrs. Claus. I have been re-
aly good. This year for Chriss-
mess I want a pink Nintendo
DSi and a truth or scare game
And the move mall cop for my
p.s.p Your friend,
Aracely G.

Dear Santa. I been very
good this year. How is Rudolph
the red nose reindeer and
comit, blitsan, kuped, doner,
dasher, prancer and all the
other reindeer even Mrs. Claus
and all the elves. Love your fan,
Scottier. Ps. I want a pray sta-
tion 3 p.s.s How are yall doing in
the nort pole. Ps.s.s. I think you
looked cool when you where a

Dear Santa, How are you
doing at the "North Pole" I'm a
great kid. You too! Mrs. Claus
how are you doing? I've been
extremely good. I would like a
Nintendo DSI and a bike. Sin-
cerely, Your Star
Beyla W.
Dear Santa, How are you?
I'd like a guitar and a pink Nin-
tendo DSI and take some lip-
stick and my guitar picks (pink)
and put them in my stocking.
Yours truly, Makenzie Grace
Human PS. I You.

Dear Santa, How are you
doing at the North Pole. I have
been really good this year. What
I would like for Christmas is a
Nintendo DSI, Dell mini laptop,
Holiday barbie doll and more.
Your friend, Hannah Hogan

Dear Santa, Will you bring
me a droid that makes packages
and a new dog and a lot of PSP
games I hope that all reindeer

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are filling fine. Your friend,
Duncan W.

Dear Santa, How are you
doing in the north pole. How are
your reindeer now. I've been
extremely good this year for
Christmas. I want a reindeer
and a DS and another controller.
Sinsely Drawen

Dear Santa, Is everything
OK? Are you cold? If you are I
will send you a coat. All I want
for Christmas is a Wii and a bas-
ketball. Love, your friend,
Colby Boatwright
Dear Santa, How are you
and your elves and the rein-
deers and Mrs. Claus? I hope
it is not cold out there at the
North pole. I like your song Ru-
dolph the red nose reindeer. I
would like to have a pony. Love,
Taylor Messer
Dear Santa, I've been good
this year. How are you and elfs,
Miss Clause also the reindeer
doing this year. I hope you are.
I want a bike, dog, forwealer. A
hole seat of big bakugonbut I
want 750gs bakugonsanda pic-
ture of the new D.A.R.E. car.
Dear Santa, How are you do-
ing? I want to thank you for giv-
ing us anything we want without
anything in return except cook-
ies. So thank you. Love,

Dear Santa, How is Ru-
dolph? I hope Mrs. Claus haven't
fede you to much food. I am go-
ing to fede you some cooks and
milk so I hope you can get me
halo3 xbox 360. Love, Jamesh

Dear Santa, I hope Mrs.
Claus did not feed you too much
so you do not have a stomach
ache. Because I have been so
good I should get something. I
want a new bike and a dirthike,
a new how, a new play station
game and a tweny gadge. You
frien Jonathan Ham Ps. I will
talk to you later.

Dear Santa, How are you?
I have been good in class but
sometimes good and bad on the
bus. I hope Mrs. Claus is feeling
good. I hope all your reindeer
are feeling good too, especially
Rudolph. But you know that. I
want 4 things for Christmas 1.
Nintendo DS games, 2. Wii, 3.
Nitro Scooter and 4. reindeer.
Love, Bad Brad
Dear Santa, How are you
these days. Is the North Pole
fun? I really wish I could meet
you very much. I been very
good just for you. So how is Mrs.
Claus. Is she feeding you
way to much. She prob-
ably is. I'd like to tell
you that I have been
very nice to pret-
ty much all
my friend. I

like a bike and a DSI. See you
soon Santa Claus. Sincely,
Autumn S. Nichols.

Dear Santa, All I want for
christmas is a nintendo DSI and
a game called truth or square.
Sincerrlly Edgar Ceron. Tell
Mrs. Claus I said hello. And
don't let Mrs. Claus to not feed
you too much. Edgar Ceron
Dear Santa, I want a electric
getar. I also want a skateboard
and a ring with red rubies inside
of it. I wish I have a nintindo dsi
that comes with games and a
camera. Pace, Abbrielle Shirley

Dear Santa, How have you
been doing up there? I've been
doing very good down here. I
would like a game boy and a
pair of shoes. Sincerely, Paith
your butterfly
Dear Santa, How are you
doing? Is Mrs. Claus feeding
you too much, exspley the rein-
deer? Ow and I have been good.
I would like wii game a wii and
suiggey. Love, Your big man,
Hunter Kelley

Dear Santa, How are you
and the Elys and Mrs. Claus?
And I know you do not get any
gift. I been so good and will I
get a gift from you Santa. And
I am doing so good now and I
no made some good gards now
so when I get my gift I no I get
my gift. Your friend McKenzie

Santa, I hope you come to
my house. I have been good this
year for christmas. I want a bike
and a pink one. I Love christ-
mas. Your friend,
Morgan Ray
Dear Santa, How are you
doing these days. I hope your
good. I wish I could tell you that
I've been nice to my little broth-
er but I can't. Well anyways for
Christmas I want an nintendo
DSI. A fish aquarium with fish
in it and a Wii. Well good bye for
now. Love, Haleigh Mann

Dear Santa, How are you
doing in the North Pole. I hope
Mrs. Claus hasn't fed you to
much food. That will be bad. I
would like a Nitro Scooter, DS
game, Play Station game. Your
Ethan Riley

Dear Santa, How are you
doing. I've been on and off. Hi
Mrs. Claus. I hope you didn't fill
santa up. What's up reindeer!!
I want a giant house for my
dad. A video camra. Love, Your
friend, Kiana

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Dear Santa:
I have tried to be good.
Would you please bring a
Teddy bear.
I love you Santa and Ms.

Dear Santa:
I have tried to be good.
Would you please bring

Dear Santa:
I have tried to be good.
Would you please bring a
I love you Santa and Ms.
Dear Santa:
I have tried to be good.
Would you please bring me

Dear Santa:
I have tried to be good.
Would you please bring me
I love you Santa and Ms.
Barbara Bloodworth's

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Dear Santa Claus:
Please bring me a thumb
Mrs. Ruby will let me suck.
I want my own cell phone so
I can call Ashley and Amber. I
want some toys too.

Dear Santa:
I want a power ranger suit
and my own set of cards, a
power ranger shooter that
shoots out air, and a Ninja toy,
and I want a four wheeler and a
pumpkin to carve.

Dear Santa:
I want a Hello Kitty doll.
Can you do a Tinkerbell and
her friends Dress up clothes
and a Michael Jackson CD? A
Michael Jackson doll, too, and a
tinkerbell doll A big Tinkerbell
I love you!
Ava McAnally

Dear Santa:
I want 2 toy airplanes and 2
toy elevators with batteries in
them. I want me a toy Christ-
mas tree. I have been good this
year, I do what my mama says.

Dear Santa:
I want a Barbie cowgirl.
Some make-up, some candy and
hairspray. I have been good this
year! I love you!

Dear Santa:
I love you! I want a monster
truck and a remote control. I
have been good this year!

Dear Santa:
I want to have a Barbie
House with an elevator! And I
want a Barbie game and I want
a Hannah Montana Dress up
clothes and a Hannah Montana
DVD player and my own com-
puter and some Hannah Mon-
tana cards!
Dear Santa:

and dad and Santa. For Christ-
mas I want a four wheeler and
some high heels.

Dear Santa:
I want to a remote control
monster truck. I don't need a
lot of toys cause I make a mess
with them.
Dear Santa:
I want a big Barbie Doll, a
Nintendo DS, and a XBOX 360,
and a IPOD, some White out
like Mrs. Broker's, a camera for
my DS, Some paint and paper
to paint on, some paintbrushes
too. A big huge Barbie Doll.

Dear Santa Claus:
I want a teddy bear and a
bus with guys in it, my old one
tore up. I want a book about
Teddy Bears. I have been good
this year.

Dear Santa Claus"
I want a Nintendo DS, a Bar-
bie House that has an elevator,
a game for my Nintendo DS
- sponge bob and Hannah Mon-
tana, a Hannah Montana Dress,
and a computer with games like
we have at school. I want letters
like at school, too. I want a cal-
endar, too.
Kylee Grace Smith
Dear Santa Claus:
I want a big tea party, and I
want a Hannah Montana Com-
puter and a toy dog, and a big,
big Barbie doll house with two
elevators and a big, big stuffed
giraffe. I would like a big stuffed-
up Mickey Mouse animal.

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Dear Santa:
I hope you have a good vaca-
tion because I will like to say hi
to the reindeers and santa. I will
want a Wii and game boy game.
Your friend,
Hunter Anderson

Dear Santa:
I hope your elves are doing
a good job. In the morning I
will give you a class of milk and
a couple of cookies. For you. I
want a Wii for Christmas re-
mote control truck.
I love you Santa.
Your friend,
Hunter Anderson

Dear Santa:
I hope you feel better now.
You are my favorite one. I want
a Tony Hawk bike and a Tony
Hawk skateboard and a laptop.
Your friend,
Jimmy Square

Dear Santa:
I will leave you a donut and
coffee. I hope you feel good. I
want a bike and a dirt bike.
Your friend,
Tommy Gragg
Dear Santa:
I hope that you are doing
good. I've been good all year. I
want a RS.P and a new xbox360.
I will leave you a donut and a
cup of juice.
Your friend,
Jason White

Dear Santa:
On Christmas Eve I'll leave
our some cookies and milk
for you. Will you tell that elves
that I said hey. I want a bike for
Christmas, a laptop and a cup-
cake baker. I have been good
Your friend,
Shaylen Langley
Dear Santa:
I have been trying to be
good this year. What I want for
Christmas is a new bike that is
a beachcruiser. That is yellow. I
will leave you some home made
baked chocolate chip cookies
and a fresh glass of white milk.
Say hey to your helpers.
Your friend,
Chloe Owens

Dear Santa:
I hope you and your elves
and your reindeer are feeling
good. I will leave you milk and
cookies. I've been good this
May I have an ipod. May I
have a DS game, May I have
another set of clothes for my
build a bear.
Amber Francis

Dear Santa:
I hope Rudolph will guide
your sleigh tonight. I want some
Barbies. Have a good night.
Your friend,
Dear Santa:
I hope you and your elves
are feeling great. I left you some
cookies and a glass of milk and
a little candy cane for Christ-
mas. I would please like a wii
and a fake puppy.
Your friend,
Chastity Ard

Dear Santa:
I hope you are feeling up to
flying your sleigh this year. Tell
the elves I said hi. I will leave
some cereal for your reindeer.
I will leave cookies and milk for
you. I want a guitarhero and a
bible. I have been good.
Your friend,
Rosie Davis

Dear Santa:
I've been trying to be good.

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Letters to Santa

When you come I'll set cookies
and milk out for you. I'll give you
the recipe book. I hope you will
give me good presents. I love
you Santa.
Your friend,
Stephen Smith

Dear Santa:
I hope you are doing good.
When you come I am leaving
cookies out for you. Also, may I
have some night vision goggles
and a nerf gun that is long, the
color blue and has 35 darts.
Your friend,
Drake Stanley

Dear Santa:
I would like a PSP and
games and a Ba Kugon Gotlet
and Seven in One Max's Drag-
onoid and a G.I. Joe for Christ-
Your friend,
love Michael

Dear Santa:
I hope you have good vaca-
tion because I will like to say hi
to the reindeers and Santa I will
want a Wii and Wii and game
boy game.
Your friend,
Hunter Anderson

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Dear Santa:
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Merry Christismas.
Please bring me a go-cart
that goes 20 mph. I would like a
crossbow to use to go hunting.
Please bring my mom some-
thing nice. Please bring toys
to needy children. Thankyou
Your friend,

Dear Santa:
Please bring my momma a
ring. My sister would like a baby
doll. Santa I've been a sweet
girl. Even my teacher says so.
So could you please bring me
some makeup and a stroller for
my baby doll. My brother would
like a skateboard.
Alexis Aponte
Ms. White's 1st grade

Dear Santa:
I've been a good boy. Please
bring me a big truck. Please
bring my mom something and if
you don't mind bring my sister
something too.
Thankyou Santa.

Dear Santa:
My name is Christian. I am
in first grade. I am 6 years old.
How have you and Mrs. Claus
been? I have been this
year. I will leave cookies and

Dear Santa:
My name is Cheyenne. I am
in first grade. I am six years
old. How have you and Mrs.
Claus been? I have been good
this year. I want a tea set.
I want Barbie. I will
leave cookies and

Camron. I am in 1st grade. I am
seven years old. How have you
and Mrs. Claus been? I have
been good this year. I want ke-
gogroshe. Legostarwars. Lego
Spiderman. I will leave cookies
and milk.

Dear Santa:
My name is Jasmine. I am in
1st grade. I am seven years old.
How have you and Mrs. Claus
been? I have been good this
year. I would like a Barbie. I will
leave cookies and milk.

Dear Santa:
My name is Hayley. I am in
first grade. I am 8 years old.
How have you and Mrs. Claus
been? I have been good this
year. I want a jeep. I will leave
cookies and milk.

Dear Santa:
My name is Alexis. I am in
1st grade. I am 8 years old. How
have you and Mrs. Claus been?
I have been good this year. I
would like a guitar, Nintendo Ds,
playhouse. I will leave cookies
and milk.

Dear Santa:
My name is Cole. I am in first
grade. I am seven years old.
How have you and Mrs. Claus
been? I have been good this
year. I would like a laptop. I will
leave cookies and milk.

Dear Santa:
My name is Charlee. I am in
first grade. I am eight years old.
How have you and Mrs. Claus
been? I have been good this
year. I would like a laptop. I will
leave cookies and milk.

Dear Santa:
My name is Caden. I am in
first grade. I am seven years
old. How have you and Mrs.
Claus been? I have been good
this year. I would like legos.

Dear Santa:
My name is Rayna. I am in
first grade. I am seven years
old. How have you and Mrs.
Claus been? I have been good
this year. I would like money. I
want money and more money.
I want a Barbie grill. I want a
hoppe. I will leave cookies and

Dear Santa:
My name is Malia. I am in
first grade. I am years old. How
have you and Mrs. Claus been?
I have been good this year. I
would like a flower, a bravely, a
[paint brush, a Barbie mansion,
a black and pumpkin bike. I will
leave cookies and milk.

Dear Santa:
My name is Chyenne. I am
in first grade. I am six years
old. How have you and Mrs.
Claus been? I have been good
this year. I would like a Barbie
house. I will leave cookies and
Cheyenne S.

Dear Santa:
My name is Tony. I am in 1st
grade. I am 7 years old. How
have you and Mrs. Claus been?
I have been good this year. I ant
a bike and an xbox. I will leave
cookies and milk.

Dear Santa:
My name is Wey. I am in first
grade. I am 7 years old. How
have you and Mrs. Claus been?
I hale been ecod this lear I
would IIkea touritheeler I\till
leale coolaes and milk

My name is Krystina. I am in
1st grade. I am 6 years old. How
have you and Mrs. Claus been?
I have been good this year. I
would like a baby doll, Barbie
motorcycle, bicycle for me and
a puppy. I will leave cookies and

Dear Santa:
My name is Holly.. I am in
1st grade. I am 6 years old. How
have you and Mrs. Claus been?
I have been good this year. I
would like a ipod, computer. I
will leave cookies and milk.

$ $ $

Dear Santa:
I wish for a real horse. I
deserve a horse beckus I have
been good. And I love horses,
Your friend,

Dear Santa:
I want a toy bumblebee. I
want a yellow and black striped
transformer. The stripes go
right over the top of the car.
I was good because I helped
Your friend,

Dear Santa:
I want a Nintendo Ds. I want
a cell phone and computer. I
have been good and I helped my
Your friend,

Dear Santa:
I would like a Nintendo Ds.
I would like a trampoline and a
laptop. I was helping Grandma
get ingredients for anything she
Your friend,
Summer C.

Dear Santa:
I love you today so much. I
want a Ds for also Christmas
and a doll. I like all those things
and I have been good.
Your friend,

Dear Santa:
I want makeup set for Christ-
mas Day. I love my family. I also
want clothes and shoes. I have
been very good for my family
and my cousins.
Your friend,

Dear Santa:
I want a black Nintendo DSI
with a red and black nerf case
and a charger pack. I also want
a wii with wii games and con-
troller. I want a black floty with a
good signal. I want a black tram-
poline with steel rails because
I've helped everybody and my
family and my teacher.
Your friend,

Dear Santa:
I would like a Wii and Rab-
bits Go Home video game. My
sister and I like Wii games. I
have been good all year.
Your friend,

Dear Santa:
I want a guitar for Christ-
mas. I also want a puppy. Lat I
would like a pair of drums that
are real. These are cool things
and I have been good.
Your friend,
Lexi Erickson

Dear Santa:
I want a little laptop for my
Nickelodeon that is green and
orange. I want a buch of little
hot wheels. I have been very
good for everybody.
Your friend.

Dear Santa
I want a dip and dot set and
some ice cream Then I want a
paint set and to markers I hale

been nice to my mom and dad.
Your friend,

Dear Santa:
I want a red bicycle. I also
want a red nosed puppy. I have
been good for my daddy.
Your friend,

Dear Santa:
I want Star Wars the Clone
wars and jars of Star Wars legos
(10,000) Pakugan and one blue
one I saw at Walmart. I want a
motorcycle that has a 2 on it. I
will set out cookies and milk for
Your friend,

Dear Santa:
I would like a toy remote con-
trol truck with blue rims. I also
want a Wii for Christmas and
a book collection. I have been
good I think and I like this stuff.
Your friend,
Mrs. Ford's letters

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Dear Santa:
How are you? I am fine. I
want a doll for Christmas. I have
been this year!

Dear Santa:
How is Rudy and the rein-
deer. I have been good this year
and I want moon sand.
Haley Miller

Dear Santa:
I want aa fur real cat. How
is Rudolph and the reindeer?
What uis your favorite cookie?
Katelyn Cox

Dear Santa:
How are you? My teacher
says I'm smart. I want a Wii for
Jewayne O'Neal

Dear Santa:
How are you? I have been
good this year. I want a Wii for
Stanley Gay

Dear Santa:
How are you? I have been
good this year! I want Nintendo..
Ashaurean Brown

Dear Santa:
How is Rudolph and the
reindeer? I have been good
this year. I want a puppy for
Leslie Escobar

Dear Santa:
How is Rudolph? I have been
good this year. I want a four
Logan Freeman

Dear Santa:
How are you? I am good al-
ways. I want an xbox for Christ-

Dear Santa:
How are you? I have been
good this year. I want a DSi for
Caden Turrell

Dear Santa:
How is Rudolph and the rein-
deer? I want a PSP for Christ-
mas. What is the North Pole
like? I have been good this year.

Dear Santa
Ho\\ arevou' I hale been
good this sear 41.1 teacher say s

I am smart. I
want a dsi game
for Christmas.
Kaylee Madison

Dear Santa:
What is the North
Pole like? I have been
good this year. I want a PSP for
Lyndsey Stiefell

Dear Santa:
How are you doing? My
name is Vincent. I am in 2nd
grade. I am 7 years old. I want a
guitar for Christmas.
Love, your friend, Vincent.
ES. Stay safe on your sleigh.

Dear Santa:
How are you doing? My
name is Cake and I am in 2nd
grade. I want an electric dirt
bike and I want a laptop com-
puter. I can't wait to see you.
Love, your friend

Dear Santa Claus:
Are the reindeer OK from
going into that snow? Hello
Santa. My name is Paith Nickole
Cooper. I am 8 years old. I need
a little more DS games first. I
need horses 2, cats 2 and dogs
and pets nursuree. Ho! One
more thing I need to say I love
you Santa!

Dear Santa:
Are you ready for Christ-
mas? I want an xbox360 and an
electric guitar for Christmas. Be
safe and you're my best friend.
From Maxwell.

Dear Santa:
Are you rade for Kismis? I
want an xbox360 and an electric
guitar for Kismis.
Fome Maxwell

Dear Santa:
Does the sun go away for a
week? I would like for Christ-
mas a toy motorcycle. Hope you
have a wonderful Christmas.
Love your friend.

Dear Santa:
How do your rain deers fly
Santa, can you get me a mind-
flix santa, can you get me a
bacolgon santa can you get me
a goot gun and that's all
Love Tanner

Dear Santa:
Thank you for all the pres-
ents. I hope you like the cookies
and the raindears food. I really
want a Wii. I am 7 years old and
I love you Santa.
Love your friend,

Dear Santa:
How are you doing in your
workshop. Thank you for all you
do. I would love an Xbox game
and violin. I love music. You are
a great person,
Love your friend,

Dear Santa:
My name is Hannah and I
have been good. How are the
raindears. Keep up the hard
work. Is Prancer doing good I
hope. How are you doing. For
Christmas I want a Play Station
2, Nintendo Ds, Phone and Mer-
ry Christmas Santa. The end.
Love your friend,
Hannah Sweet

Dear Santa:
How are you? I am good. I
hope you are good. I want a little
pet shop a laptop and a phone. I
am 8 years old and my name is
Love your friend,

Dear Santa
Ho\\ Is it in the North Pole'

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My name is Savannah. I am 8
years old. And I'm in the 2nd
grade. I want a littlest pet shop
lady bug for Christmas.
Love your friend,
Savannah Parker

Dear Santa:
My name is Skyler and i am
years old. How are your rein-
deer? I want a four wilier, pokit
nife and toy car.
Love your friend,
Dear Santa:
How is Prancer doing? I'm
being him in the Christmas play.
I am 7. My name is Bailey. I
want a reindeer. I want Prancer
and a red rider BBgun.
Love your friend,
Bailey Herrington

Dear Santa:
What is your favorite rein-
deer? My favorite reindeer is
Dancer. I love the North Pole. It
sound really fun. I'm ready for
you to come to town. I want a
guitar, skateboard, hair straight-
ner and a Barbie doll.
Love your friend,
Alyssa Machelle Martina
Dear Santa:
How is the North Pole? My
name is Peyton and I am 8 in
the 2nd grade. I went a puppy
for Christmas and a hug from
Love your friend,
Peyton Chitty
Ms. Moses First Grade Class

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Dear Santa,
All I want is a fake car.
Layla Danielle Chisholm
Dear Santa,
This year I would like my
own dog for Christmas.
Thank you, Santa
Karolynn Myers

Dear Santa,
I want a bunk bed, a beard, a
pellet rifle, and a rex helmet.
Lorne Eli Whaley

time with my family, a trampo-
line, a rifle, and a machine gun.
Brycin McCray Huckeba
Dear Santa,
I am six. I want a Hannah
Montana guitar and a golf cart.
I have been good and I want to
make a gingerbread man for
you. I want a fake car and a hat
just like you. I want everybody
to have a good time.
Capri Sante Alaun Cargill
Dear Santa,
I want a Barbie, a horse so
I can ride it, and a fish so I can
fish. I wish for a Hannah Mon-
tana stage.
Marci Nichole Kelley

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Dear Santa,
How are you? Do you still
like cookies and milk? Would
you like something else to
eat? Here is what I want for
Christmas: an easy bake oven,
DS games, a bike, a Wii, a tree
house, DS pen, DS cover, a
phone, pink computer, Hannah
Montana back stage pass, golf
cart, and a ipod. Have a Merry
Christmas! PS. can you get a
doll for my little sister and a
DS game for my little brother?
Hope you and Mrs. Clause have
a Merry Christmas!!! Thank
Ralahn Kent

Dear Santa,
This is what I want for
Christmas: a James Bond game
for my Xbox 360, Pokemon
Ranger Shadows, Indiana Jones
the Adventure continue, and
a baby doll for my little sister.
Hope you stay safe.
Jayden Justice
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How
is Rudolph? Is there a lot of
snow? I love snow even though


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Dear Santa,
I have been very good. I want
a car, a truck, and a four-wheel-
er. Real ones too!
Sean Anthony Nichols

Dear Santa,
I am six. I wish for a real
kitchen, a real oven, and real
food all to myself. I want a four-
wheeler that goes really fast. I
want a baby alive. I want a big
Barbie car.
Destanie Rose Proctor

Dear Santa,
I want a Madden NFL 2010
game, and I want a college 2010
game. That is all I want.
Clinton Bailey Rester

Dear Santa,
I want a four-wheeler, a big
dog because Shadow ran away. I
want a box of chocolate.
Patrick Landen Millender

Dear Santa,
I want a four-wheeler, a
deep-sea rod, and a rifle. I want
a trolling motor for my boat and
that is all!
Taylor Seth Kilgore

Dear Sant4
I wish for plenty of toys and
plenty of games!
William Blake Chastain

Dear Sant4
I wish for a horse with a
crown and I wish for a new
brother. I wish for Miss Clause
to get cookies. Santa, what do
you want for Christmas? Will
you want a new elf? I want a
baby alive and a janitor set.
Tressie Rayne Edwards

Dear Sant4
I have been good. I will want
toys and games and cool stuff.
In wish for a college football
Kelson Tyler Smith

Dear Sant4
I have been good. I wish for a
Barbie car, animals, gun, a cam-
era, an ipod, easy bake oven,
bike, a horse, a cat, and a dog.
Alaina Leigh Wilson

Dear Sant4
I want a Star Wars Clone
Wars game, a miniature dirt
bike, a four-wheeler game, a
mechanical airplane, a good

Dear Santa,
I want a Wii with a lot of
sports games and a four-
Leonard Evan Polous

Dear Santa,
I have been good. I want a
scooter and a Nintendo DS.
Makayla Danielle Varner
Dear Santa,
I have been good. I want
Lego Star Wars, Lego power
miners and transformers, re-
venge of the fall, a Wii, and a
nerf gun two of them. I want a
R2D2 robot and the bottles that
scientist use.
William Austin Gray

Dear Santa,
I want a dollhouse, a swing
set, an art set, a designer set,
a magic kit, a Barbie car, and
a cooking set. Hey Dad, do you
want a cat for Christmas? Hey
Mom, do you want a dog for
Christmas? Hey Will, do you
want a train for Christmas?
Merry Christmas!
Jadyn McCray Luberto

The Chapman Auditorium was
packed on Thursday when the
students of the Apalachicola Bay
Charter School performed in their
annual holiday extravaganza.
Principal Don Hungerford, wel-
coming the crowd, remarked that
next year, the program will probably
be split into upper and lower grades
because the auditorium, which ac-
commodates 500 people, could not
comfortably accommodate the par-
ents and grandparents who flocked
to see the student production.
Kudos to the school staff. In ad-
dition to presenting a fun and imag-
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as o ction, titled "Jingle All
the Way," was built around Santa,
played by Derone Philpotts, who
had lost his Christmas jingle. While
he search for the holiday spirit,
aided by Mrs. Claus, played by Eve
Bond and a herd of elves and rein-
deer, a group of children, on their
way to visit the jolly old elf, were
wandering lost in the polar reach-
es without Santa's jingle to guide
them, to him.
In the end, after a great deal of
singing, dancing and cajoling, San-
ta perked up and the kids were able
to locate the North Pole.
In the grand finale, the staff of
the ABC School joined Santa and
the lost children on stage for a
romp around a troop of dancing
Christmas Trees.
At the end of the show, Hunger-
ford presented director Michelle
Chambers with a bouquet of Christ-
mas roses to thank her for her
outstanding work in staging this
Christmas miracle of organization.
"A special thank you to Mr. Hun-
gerford, Chimene Johnson, Gina
Taranto, Brittany Creamer and
Debra Elliott," Chambers said.
"Also to all the parents, teachers,
ABC school staff and all our little
angles at the ABC School for all the
hard work to make the ABC School
play a big hit. Merry Christmas and

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Letters to Santa

dragonoid, bakugan Wii game,
Wii sports resort, PSP games.
PS. Merry Christmas
Matthew Gay
Mrs. Herrington's Class

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Dear Santa,
I would like a DSI for Christ-
mas and a bike too. I hope you
can get me a lot of things this
year. If you can not get me a lot
of things for me you are not go-
ing to be rich for me. Thankyou,

Dear Santa,
This year I would like a
DSI and a Wii with games for
Christmas. Thanks,

Dear Santa, I want a Wii
and a DSI for Christmas.
I want a DSI and a Wii
because I never had one
of them and I would have
a lot of fun playing on it.
Thank you, from Kevin

Dear Santa,
This year I would like a DSI
for Christmas.
Thank you, Sophia

Dear Santa,
This year I would like a DSI
game for Christmas. I would
like my little girl and my boy. I
also would like Zhu Zhu pets
and a Wii. Thank You Santa,

Dear Santa,
This year I want a guitar,
drums, microphone, and a
telescope. Thank you, From

Dear Santa,
This year I would like a X-
Box360, a four-wheeler, a rip
stick, and a bike with lights.
Thanks, Cole

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want most is
Harry Potter and the Alf blood
Prince. I also would like a DSI
that and tell the elves I said hi.
Love, Phoenix

Dear Santa,
This is all I want for Christ-
mas: I want a Wii, the Wii Sports
Resort and Drawn to life next
Chapter Game. Thank you

Dear Santa,
This year I would like a DSI,
Xbox, NFL football game, psp,
a college football game, hunting
game for my DSI, Wii, a bike,

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I've never seen it. This is what
I want for Christmas: a PSP
Xbox360, paint ball gun, air soft
gun, a mini computer, black
berry storm phone, spy kit, nerf
gun, walkie talkie, pokemon
cards, last and most important
my family.
Brock Shiver

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Is there
a lot of snow? How are the
reindeer? I would like a PSP
and Xbox360. Please get a paint
ball gun, an air soft gun, a light
green mini computer, a black
berry touch, spy kit with walkie-
talkie to spy on my sister, a knife
to cut stuff, and an air hockey
table. Have a merry little Christ-
Elan Blitch

Dear Santa,
How are you this year? How
are the reindeer? How are
the elves? How is Mrs. Clause?
These are the things I want for
Christmas: a DS with games,
some transformer, some baku-
gan, pokemon cards, Yu'gioh
cards, dark red mini computer,
blackberry touch, eye-clops
mini projector, and a mini DVD
Cade Juno

Dear Santa,
I love you Santa. Will you
give me a pocket rocket? Thank
you for being so nice.
Talon Etheridge

Dear Santa,
Will you give me a pocket
rocket, which is a little dirt bike?
I am going to make you the best
cookies that you ever had. Mer-
ry Christmas! I love you Santa.
Ho, Ho, Ho, form me...
Jathan Proctor

Dear Santa,
I love your reindeer. How is
Mrs. Clause and the elves do-
ing? For Christmas I would like
a DSI and a bike.
Thank you for the toys.
Kimberly Arrell

Dear Santa,
Can I have a green tree
snake for Christmas? I love the
present you give me. Most of
all I want a green tree snake. I
hope you have a safe trip.
Schuyler Donahoe

Dear Santa,
Thank you for all you do. For
Christmas I want an Xbox360

and a DS rabbits 90 home game,
I will put cookies and milk on
my table for you.
Deontay Williams

Dear Santa,
Thank you for Christmas.
I love you Santa for all you do
even for the toys. Thank you
for all the toys. I wish I could
get a blackXbox360, PSP and a
phone for Christmas.
Maleek Moore

Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph doing?
For Christmas I want a pair of
Sperry's, digital camera, and a
electric scooter. I'm not going to
be here for Christmas. I will be
in Colorado! I hope Mrs. Clause
decorated the tree nicely and I
hope the elves are making some
nice toys.
Alyssa Robinson

Dear Santa,
I love you. How are the rein-
deers and how is Rudolph? How
are you and the elves? Here is
my wish list: I want a Ken doll, a
real puppy, boy baby doll, and all
the things I wished for.
Adrian Pruett

Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph doing? I
want a Wii. a Nintendo DS, a
robe with panda bears on it, lit-
tlest pet shop, and a house for
my littlest pet shop.
Allison Register

Dear Santa,
You know my birthday is on
the 27th. I love you a lot. I want
one of the bells off your sleigh.
You are my best friend.
Kourtnee Henson

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How is
Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen,
Dasher, and Rudolph doing?
Did you know you are com-
ing to our house early? I want a
DSI, a phone, and more. I love
you and you are my #1 fan. I
want lots of things from you.
I'm going to text you on the
computer. Have a happy Merry
Christmas! I love you xoxoxox.
Emily Hicks
Dear Santa,
You know how you come
once a year, I wish you could
come more but I guess that
won't happen any time soon.
I been extra good this year so
here is my list: pocket rocket,
PSP Wii fit, Bakugan, Max us-

silly sting, four-wheeler, a foot-
ball, rick stick, visible ink, and
From Christopher Newell

Dear Santa,
This year I would like a Toy
Story man Wii game and a dog.
Mostly I would like my pa-pa to
be hear with me and a golf cart.
Love, Hailey

Dear Santa,
This year I would like my
own dog for Christmas. Thank
you, Santa
Karolynn Myers

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Dear Santa,
I want a Barbie play set that
comes with a house.
Sarah Segree

Dear Santa,
I want a princess bike.
Hannah Arner

Dear Santa,
I want a pink Nintendo DS.
Rebecca Shiver

Dear Santa,
I want a Bee Bee gun.
Clay Cogurn

Dear Santa,
I want a ceiling fan.
Jerymiah Stephens

Dear Santa,
I want a hoe wheel airplane.
I want a new pet dog and cat.

Dear Santa,
I want a spider man dirt bike.
Logan Ray Smith
Dear Santa,
I want a real puppy and a
Sponge Bob video game.
Kevin Burch

Dear Santa,
I want a fake shotgun.

Dear Santa,
I want Barbie Dolls.
Annie Smith

Dear Santa,
I Want a Barbie Doll and a
Aiyanstar Watkins

Dear Santa,
I want a dirt bike, pocket
rocket, and a guitar.
Larry Winchester
Dear Santa,
I want a jet pack so I can fly.
Patricia Dempsey Class

Special to the Times

A packed cafetorium enjoyed the Franklin Coun-
ty Elementary School's annual Christmas program
Narrators included Conner Mathes, Scout Seg-
ree, Abby Harris, Chelsea Register, Adriana Butler,
Alexy Erickson, Rosie Davis, Tonner Segree, Sallie
Paul, Kimmie Boone, Sierra McAnally, Kayla Pilger'
and Beyla Walker.
After the Kindergarten led everyone in "The
Pledge of Allegiance" and "Star Spangled Banner,"
the school kids performed "Let It Be Christmas,"
the theme of the program, with Beyla Walker as so-
The Kindergarten classes than did "Rudolph The
Red Nosed Reindeer, "Jingle Bells," "Must Be San-
ta," "Mary Had a Baby," "and "Ten Little Angels."
Lynn Clark led everyone in a sing-along to "Jin-
gle Bell Rock," followed by the first graders singing
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."
Clark then led a sing-along to "Jingle Bells," fol-
lowed by second graders singing "Santa Claus is
Coming to Town" and "Up on the Housetop."
Clark led another sing-along to "We Wish You a
Merry Christmas," followed by the third grade per-
forming "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
A sing-along of "Deck the Halls" followed, and
then a rendition of "Have A Holly Jolly Christmas"
by the fourth graders.
Clark led a sing-along to "Hark the Herald An-
gels Sing" and then the fifth graders performed "O
Holy Night" on the hand bells.
Clark led the audience in singing "Away In A
Manger," and then three students sang "Silent
Night," with Myranda McLeod as Mary and soloist,
Trafton Shiver as Joseph and Sierra McAnally as
the Angel.
A trio of expressive dancers, Natasia Robinson,
Shine Pearson and Shontell Bass, then performed
"Joy to the World."
The program closed with "Let It Be Christmas,"
with soloists Beyla Walker, Charles Petty and Mel-
ody Hatfield.

perform at the
Franklin County

Santa Claus, escorted by Alex

Helping to narrate the

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Franklin County bands sparkle at winter concert



Part.:::.rm.n.;i .n rhe solders number were Jayla
Alley M.:::.nglan Anders.::,n Adriana Butler Holly
Chambers H.:::.Ily Ferr Amber Henningi Hannah
Hogan, Brooke Martina, Myranda McLeod, Brooke
Moore, Chelsea Register, Alexis Segree and
Ma orie Shiver,

Special to The Times
Dancers from the Pam Nobles Studio brought joy
and happiness to the Christmas season Dec. 17 at the
Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola with their annual dance
The recital, entitled "Boogie Woogie Christmas,"
once again featured the Hot Flashes, the adult women
dancers, as well as the young girls, all bringing to life
the beauty of Christmas.
Pam's mom, June Gray, did a solo tap dance with
Santa, who arrived in Apalachicola courtesy of Bob
Carrino, who also performed a number on guitar.
The youngest girls, Jamison Broker, Gracyn Paul,
Mya Huckeba, Mackenzie King, Khali McNair and
Olivia Poloronis, all performed, together with their
Maranda Moses played a solo on violin, and
Tamara Marsh sang a solo vocal. Smokey Parrish
sang "White Christmas" while Sara Ward, a longtime
student of Pam Nobles, danced a solo performance.
Highlighting the evening was the "Boogie Woogie
Choo Choo Train" a line dance of assorted local talent
named "Santa's Sidesteppers and Stompers.
By David Adlerstein

Performers wah 5.ania s 5..desleppers and
stompers in Boogie Woogie Choo Choo
Even the youngest dancers got into Train" included Seahawks Coach Josh Wright,
the spirit of the finale. left, and Megan Gannon, right.

Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times
Members of the Hot Flashes dancing included Wanda Barfield, Alicia Bruno, June
Gray, Linda Griffin, Linda Maloy, Pam Nobles, Patricia Perryman, Debby Ruffner, Rita
Theis and Helen Wren.

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
The Franklin County
beginning and advanced bands,
under the direction of Karl
Lester, delighted an audience of
family and friends Dec. 10 with
a polished performance at the
annual winter concert.
The beginning band, made
up of freshmen who take an
elective course, featured
several students performing
both seasonal and Christmas
The first song "Au Claire de
Larkin on alto saxophone,
and Shane Bellew on trombone.
The second, "Easy Street,"
featured Bailey Hamilton and
Brittany Wilson on euphonium,
Bradley Creamer on percussion
and Faletta Davis on bells.
Clarinetists Haley Lemieux
and Kendell Meyer performed
"Country Walk," followed
by "Merrily We Roll Along"
played by Hunter Segree and
Gerald Messer on clarinet,
Bre Barrack on French horn,
Jessica Schmidt on trumpet,
Bryce Tobin on percussion
and Sierra Shattuck on alto
"Lightly Row" was
performed by clarinetists Cayce
Daniels and Rebecca Kearse,
while "Good King Wenceslas"
was played by trombonists
Shameika Lake and Ricky
Edgecomb, and trumpeters

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Stephanie Marxsen, left, and Carla Lewis perform a clarinet

Destiny Maples and Trenton
The beginning band concert
closed with "Song of the Fjords"
performed by flautist Savannah
Alday and trumpeters Michael
Lowe, Jared King and Lacey
Hutchins; and "Jolly Old St.
Nicholas," played by clarinetists
Layne Gilbert and Jacob
The advanced band, which
is a co-curricular offering that
includes a class as well as
after-school activity, began their
concert with three selections
by soloists, with Lester
accompanying them on piano.
Macey Hunt played Ralph
Guenter's "La Petite Dance" on
flute, with Samantha Marxsen
following with a flute solo to
Forrest Buchtel's "Silver Sails."
Stephanie Marxsen and

Carla Lewis then teamed up on
clarinets to perform Leonard
Hovey's "Andante and Waltz."
The soloists then joined the
entire band in performances
of "Christmas Processional"
and "Carol of the Bells," both
by John Kinyon; "Angels We
Have Heard on High" by
Eric Osterling; and "Green
Mountain Rhapsody" by Anne
Members of the advanced
band also include clarinetists
Carli Hunt and Robyn Segree;
Cheyenne Martin on alto
saxophone; Deanna Quick
on tenor saxophone; Mikael
Lewis on French horn; Morgan
Martin and Aaliyah West on
trombone; Rahkeim Pierce on
Euphonium; Damien Davis on
tuba; and Will Collins and Cody
Quickon percussion.

Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times



'new OF THE
Bubbles, an 8-month-
.. old orange and gray
tabby cat, arrived at the
Adoption Center at the
end of March. She was
ado ted and returned
because her owner could
no longer care for her.
Bubbles is a beautiful,
sweet, affectionate girl
.' waiting patiently for a
a loving home.
VOLUNTEERS are desperately needed to socialize
Bubbles and all of the other dogs and cats. Any time
you can spare would be greatly appreciated.
Call Kam at 670-8417 for more details or visit the
Franklin County Humane Society at 244 State Route
65 in Eastpoint. You may log onto the website at www.
forgottenpets.org to see more of our adoptable pets.
remember, when you adopt a friend for life, you not
only save the life of that pet, you make room for us to
save the life of one more abandoned dog or cat!
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pr s at a aThelFranklm Districpr hoeol iBoard
Administrative Procedures Act for the purpose of bringing said
policies into compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board
of Education Rules.
Summary:Thefollowingisabrief descriptions eachproposal
Franklin County School District
* Code of Conduct (Amend dress code and use of electronic
- t='Board Policy Manual (Athletics & Transportation
Statutory Authority: Section 230.22(2), Flonda Statutes
These proposed rules will be considered by the Franklin County
School Board at a meeting publicly advertised and held in the
Franklin County Willie Speed School Board meeting room at
85 School Road, Suite One, Eastpoint, Florida no earlier than
January 07, 2010.
The above Pohcy Manual and/or Code of Conduct may be
reviewed at the Franklin County School Board District Office,
located at 85 School Road, Suite One, Eastpoint, Florida during
the hours of 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Monday Friday.

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Friday, Dec. 25
Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the
Church of the Ascension, 101 NE First Street, in Carra-
belle. For more info, call 697-2837.

MOnday, Dec. 28
Al-Anon meets at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal
Church's Benedict Hall, at Sixth Street and Ave. D. For
more info, call850-222-2294.

TUOStlay, DO(. 29
Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the
Church of the Ascension, 101 NE First Street, in Carra-
belle. For more info, call 697-2837.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

B2 | The Times


Cassiddi Lynn Stepro celebrated
her first birthday on Saturday, Nov. 28,
Cassiddi is the daughter of John
and Latoya Stepro, of Carrabelle.
Cassiddi's grandparents are Diana
Monroy, of Carrabelle, and Corkey
Dykes, of Apalachicola; and Ray and

Sharon Creamer, of Apalachicola.
Cassiddi's great-grandparents are
G.W. and Ruby Dykes, of Apalachicola,
and Danny and Ada Zickefoose, of
Panama City, and Joann Barber, of Bi-
loxi, Miss.
Mommy and Daddy love you, Cassi


Willie Pelt and Mary Rae Nowling,
of Port St. Joe, are very proud to
announce the birth of their daughter,
Ruby Alina Marie Pelt.
She was born Friday afternoon, Oct.
23, 2009, in Panama City.
She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces
and was 20 inches long. She has one
sister, Shirah Pelt, 5.
Grandparents are William and Ruby

Aline Murry; Buster and Mary Pelt;
and Kendell Shiver and the late Wayne
Great-grandparents are Charles
and Mary Lou King; Johnny and Jean
Shiver and Kenneth Shiver; and the late
Nance and Oley Dalton, and the later
Ottis Russell.
Great-great-grandmother is Blanch

Christofer Paul Barnes, 19, a
part-time resident of St. George
Island, completed his 13-week
recruit training at the Marine
Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island,
S.C., on Friday. Dec. 11.
He graduated with Platoon 1088
of Delta Company 1st Battalion,
Chris is the son of Larry and
Patricia Hale, of St. George Island,
and Neal and Jovanna Baines, of
Flowery Branch, Ga.
He is the grandson of Jim and
Vern Stefanko, of Eastpoint, and

Neal and Marsha Baines, Sr., of
Snellville, Ga., and Tommy
and Betty Hodges, of Cumming,
Chris' next step as a new Marine
will be Marine Combat Training
at Camp Geiger. N.C. and then on
to study at the Army base in Fort
Meade, Md. There he will take a
three-month course at the joint
command school for his military
occupational specialty of public
Way to go Chris!

Births, Birthdays and WEDDINGS

Happy first birthday, Cassiddi

Ca Layla

Jones to

turn 5

Ca'Layia Sedria Jones will
celebrate her fifth birthday on
Christmas Day, Friday, Dec.
25, 2009.
She is the daughter of
Cedric and COLela Jones, of
Apalachicola, and big sister to
Harmony Jones.
Maternal grandparents
are Harrison and Bonnie
Jones, of Apalachicola.
Paternal grandparents are
Belinda Preston and the late
James Daniels, of Albany, Ga.
Maternal great-
grandparents are Eugene
Russ and the late Lela Mae
Russ, of Apalachicola, and
Harrison and Louise Jones,
of Albany.
Paternal great-
grandparents are Dorthy
Lions, of Bakerton, Ga., and
Bennie Terry, of Jacksonville.

Ruby Pelt born

Haley Lolley, T.C. McKenzie

wed in Eastpoint

Haley Lolley, of
Eastpoint, and T.C.
McKenzie, of Medart,
were married at 1 p.m. on
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at
the United Baptist Church,
in Eastpoint.
daughter of Derrick Lolley,
of Eastpoint, and Nan and
Terry Dowden, of Lanark
{ - Viala ,eand a gSrcahdouate of

of JThe rid2rKom son
of Medart, and Thomas
McKenzie, of Carrabelle,
graduated from Wakulla
High School.
Taking part in the
wedding ceremony were
, Lolley's two sons, Charles
( Carter, 8, and Bryson
,= Carmichael, 4.
' The newly married
couple met at the
correctional officer
academy, and both are
presently employed at
... the Franklin Correctional

BRTHOS completes Marine basic training

A ways On line

The United Methodist Churches

Sof Franklin County Welcome Yoti
First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola
Worship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday
75 5" St. Apalach cuol 65393 u palach@gtcom~net
Pastor: Rev. Them Patriotis
Carrabelle United Methodist Church
Worship Services 10:45 a m. S ndaysSchool 9:30 a.m.
Healing service first Tuesday each month-7 p.m.
102 NE Ave. B Ca abelle 697-3672

Eastpoint United Methodist Church
PrWorship erviceal0:00 a.m.i 1vr .mda
Healing Service every first Fridays of the Month at 6:30 p.m.
317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) -670-8825
Pastor: Rev. Beth White
St. George Island United Methodist Church
9:00 a.m. Worship Service
10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour
201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 927- 4635 www.sgiumc.org
Pastor: Rev. Them Patriotis

First Pentecostal Holiness Church
379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola

Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm
Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm
Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pm
Nursery Provided during regular church services

St. Patrick Catholic Church
Ave C & Sixth Street in Apalachicola, FL 32329 or
The Islander (Across from the Blue Parrot)
on St. George Island, FL 32328
(850) 653-9453 Email: stpatcath@fairpoint.net
SATURDAY................. .................5 PM
SUNDAY ................ ................ 10 AM
SUNDAY ................ .................8:30 AM


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Church News

The Times | B3

The Christmas program at the Chris-
tian school in Apalachicola was filled
with Scripture and joy.
On Dec. 10, the children of the First
Baptist Christian School performed
their Christmas program to a packed
house. Over 100 people filled the
It was a traditional program begin-
ning with a living Nativity scene. Mary
was played by Kristie King, and Joseph
was Terry Griner. They were surround-
ed by other students portraying angels,
shepherds and Wise Men.
The congregation joined in to sing
"Silent Night, Holy Night." Seventh
grader Lloyd Smith performed solo on
the guitar, and director Carline Kembro
led the assembly in prayer.
The little church glittered with deco-
rations including an 8-foot tree deco-
rated in hand-made ornaments with a
Christian theme.
Following the opening, each class
performed a song and recited Scripture
or poems to celebrate the season.
The children were a credit to their
parents and their school. The play was
well-organized and the children's per-
formance drew enthusiastic applause.
Congratulations to the students and
staff of the Baptist School.
By Lois Swoboda

Rest Ye
men" and
"I Saw
on the

Kindergartners Taylor Pendleton, Aubrie Thompson

Kindergarten 4 performed "The Candy Cane."
From left are Jacob Carroll, Eva Strickland, Carter PhotosbyLOISSWOBODA|TheTimes
Kembro, Ava Fowler, Avery Scott, Genesis Jones Preston McClain and Ashton Dalton jingled to the
and Joshua Odum. music.


Carrabelle Food Pantry
Thanks to the community from the Carrabelle
Food Pantry. The citizens of Carrabelle have
given abundantly to the Food Pantry. Many
individuals and businesses have given their time,
clothing, toys, food and funds to help those in
need this Christmas.
Thanks to the City and County
Commissioners, United Way, Carrabelle Cares,
Dockside Marina, the Women's Auxiliary of
the American Legion, the members of the
American Legion Post 82, the IGA, the Gulf State
Community Bank, the Carrabelle churches,
Franklin's Promise, the Fire Department, the
Forestry Department, and Franklin C.I.
Special thanks to Ken and Linda at Hog
Wild, not only for their contributions during the
holidays, but also for their generous gifts of food
throughout the year during times of community
From those of us who work with the Food
Pantry, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to
Pastor Julie Stephens

Philaco holiday celebration spirited and spiritual

Philaco's Christmas musical
highlighted the traditional side of
Philaco's annual Christmas
program, presented Dec. 10 for
the senior citizens of the county
featured two new additions this
A male quartet, Tom Adams,
Randy Mims, Bedford Watkins
and Merel Young, performed a
medley of songs and a quintet of
recorder players, Carol Harris,
Hollie Stott, Adams, Mims, Young
and played a pair of Renaissance
Maranda Moses performed on
violin again and Lenny Ward was
superb on the piano.
Ward and Bedford Watkins col-
laborated on a moving rendition
of "Ave Maria."
The Philaco Chorus, under the
leadership of Eugenia Watkins,
sang hymns including "The First
Nowell," "Good Christian Friends
Rejoice" and "Ding Dong Merrily
on High."
As in the past, the perfor-
mance was given in Trinity Epis-
copal Church.
After the show, the audience
of about 50 joined the performers
in Benedict Hall for coffee, punch
and wonderful treats of all kinds

Photos by LOIS SWOBODA. | The Times

The Philaco Chorus


A recorder is not just a recorder. The quintet that performed in the
Philaco program demonstrated the sound of recorders from the petite
soprano to the bug bass. From left the players are Merel Young, Randy
Mims, Hollie Stott and Tom Adams.


ISland's First Baptist holdS
Candlelight Communion
The First Baptist Church of St.
George Island, at 501 East Bayshore
Drive, will hold a "Silent Candlelight
Communion" service on Christmas
Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.
For more information, call 927-

Lanark church hosts annual
candlelight service
Lanark Community Church hosts
its 39th annual Christmas Eve wor-
ship and cantata on Thursday, Dec.
24 at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
The choir will sing a cantata of
traditional Christmas carols, ac-
companied by guest organist Susan
Koth. The congregation will be in-
vited to join in the singing for many
of the beloved favorite carols.
The worship will conclude with a
lighting of candles and the retelling
of the Christmas story. Light re-
freshments will be served in the fel-

lowship hall on Spring Drive.
All residents and guests of La-
nark and the surrounding area are
invited to attend.
The church is located at the cor-
ner of Oak Street and Spring Drive
in Lanak. For more information, call
850-544-3059 or e-mail to wcfe@live.

Capital Area Red Cross holds
I blanket dr.
00000 IV0
The Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross kicked off its
seventh annual Blanket Drive back
in November and is looking for your
help to make this years' Blanket
Drive a success.
The chapter is soliciting help
from the local community, organiza-
tions, schools, places of worship,
businesses and other groups to do-
nate new twin-size blankets through
Dec. 31. These blankets will be used
to warm and comfort the elderly,
and families suffering from home
fires, throughout Florida's Big Bend

Region this winter.
You can help by collecting and do-
nating new twin size blankets. Blan-
kets can be dropped off at the new
Capital Area Chapter headquarters,
1115 Easterwood Drive Tallahas-
see, FL 32311. You can also help by
making a financial donation toward
the purchase of new blankets, or
by volunteering. Please contact the
Capital Area Chapter at 850-878-6080
The American Red Cross shel-
ters, feeds and provides emotional
support to victims of disasters;
supplies nearly half of the nation's
blood; teaches lifesaving skills; pro-
vides International humanitarian
aid; and supports military members
and their families. The Red Cross
is a charitable organization, not a
government agency, and depends
on volunteers and the generosity of
the American public to perform its
For more information, please
visit www.TallyRedCross.org or join
the organization's blog.

Hwy. 98 & 6th St.
SUNDAY: 8:00 AM 10:30 AM
SUNDAY 12:00 2:00 PM
MONDAY 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
THURSDAY 3:30 5:30 PM

First Baptist School puts Christ back in Christmas



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Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) intent to
provide Franklin County, Florida to assist in the restoration of Alligator Drive (CR-370), which was
damaged FEMA Disaster DR-1551-FL(Hurricane Ivan) and DR-1595 (Hurricane Dennis), Funds will
be provided in accordance with the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act,
Public Law 93-288, as amended, through the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990
FEMA is required to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or
wetlands. Federal actions must also be reviewed for opportunities to relocate facilities and evaluated
for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal and safety considerations.

Franklin County proposed to rebuild and relocate about 1800 LF of CR 370 (a designated hurricane
evacuation route) approximately 400 feet inland in the vicinity of Harbor Circle and Tom Roberts
Road to replace the function of the damaged facility located between N29.894896, W84.36971 and
N29.89406, W84.27482. The purpose of the proposed realignments to preventor reduce the possibility
of future damage to the roadway, which is needed to facilitate evacuations during severe storm events.
All work will be within existing, pre-disturbed public and private roadways. Some acquisition of private
land would be required.

This project involves the construction of new facilities in previously developed area which is within a
mapped Coastal High-Hazard Area (Zone VE) as indicated by FIRM 12037CO313E and 12037CO294E.
Because of the topography of the surrounding area, no practicable alternatives to locating the facility
within the floodplain exist.

The Proposed Action is to begin the proposed realignment around N29.89496, W84.36971 and follow
exiting Tom Roberts Road 1000 LF to the NW until Harbor Circle. There it will turn south 400 LF to an
existing unnamed private road, turn east for 300 LF, to reconnect with existing CR 370 at N29.89406,
W84.37482. (See attached Map #1). Other routes were considered, but were not chosen because they
would still be subject to storm damage or had the potential for impacts to endangered species and/or
wetlands. Two alternatives to the Proposed Action have been considered 1) Take no action. 2) Repair
the facility to pre-disaster condition. Alternative 1 was not selected because CR 370 provides the only
access into and out of the community and is necessary to protect the public health and safety. Alternative
2 was not selected because the road as originally constructed is subjectto damage from future disaster
events. The Proposed Action is anticipated to have positive social and economic impacts on the local
community by providing a secure evacuation route necessary to protect the health and safety of the
public. There are no practicable alternatives to relocating the facility within the Coastal High-Hazard
Area (Zone VE). Potential for future damage will be mitigated by relocation and adherence to current
codes and standards.

The project site is not within a Coastal Barrier Resource Unit (CBRU). Based on the project description
and location, FEMA has determined that there will be no effectto threaten or endangered species or their
designated critical habitat. FEMA has determined that this project will not adversely impact any historic
structures or buried cultural resources. Funding for the project will be conditioned on the applicant
obtaining all applicable federal, state and local permits and complying with all permit requirements and
project conditions.
Interested persons may submit comments or obtain more detailed information about the action
by contacting:
Alan C. Pierce, Director, Administrative Services
Franklin County
4 Forbes Street, Ste. 1
Apalachicola, FL32320
Phone: (850) 653-9783
Fax (850) 653-9799
Email: alanp@fairpoint.net


Richard Myers, Environmental Liaison Officer
FEMA Region IV / Florida Recovery Office
36 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary FL 32746
Phone 407-268-8812
Email: richard.myers@dhs.gov

AH comments should be submitted to the above named officials) within fifteen (15) days of the
start of this notice publication.

Notice is hereby given that the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids at
the Franklin County Office of the Clerk of Court, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320
(office: 850-653-8861) until 4:00 PM Iocal time on Friday January 15, 2010 for the Stormwater
Improvement Project-Phase I at Apalachicola Regional Airport. AI| bids will be publicly opened and read
aloud in the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, January
19, 2010. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked "BID ENCLOSED: STORMWATER
IMPROVEMENT PROJECT-PHASE I, Apalachicola Regional Airport."

The project generally includes, but is not necessarily limited to, demolition of damaged concrete pavement,
concrete pipes, and stormwater inlets along an existing aircraft apron pavement edge in addition to furnishing
and installing new subgrade under the damaged pavement areas, approx. 2,100 ft of new 12" through 48"
ADS (or equal) pipes, stormwater inlets, and approx. 3,500 sy of new concrete pavement. The project shall
also include minor clearing & grubbing and sodding.

Beginning on Wednesday, December 16, 2010, drawings, specifications, and bidding documents may be
examined at the Franklin County Office of County Administrator, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida
32329 (office: 850-653-9783). Copies of the above documents may be obtained from the offices of AVCON,
INC., 320 Bayshore Drive, Suite A, Niceville, Florida 32578 (office: 850-678-0050) upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of One-Hundred dollars ($100.00) payable to AVCON, INC. for each set of bidding documents
obtained. Questions relating to the Bid Documents shall be submitted to the Engineer.
Bid security in the amount of at least five percent (5%) of the total bid must be submitted with the bid. The
bid security may be either a certified check or a proposal guaranty bond executed by a surety company
authorized to do business in the State of Florida. Bid security shall be made payable to the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners. The successful bidder must be able to furnish a 100% Performance Bond
and a 100% Labor and Materials Payment Bond, and shall begin execution of this contract within five (5)
calendar days following the date of the Notice to Proceed.
Franklin County has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for this project that the
successful bidder must comply with. The DBE participation goal for this project is 6.96% and compliance
requirements are listed in the bidding documentS.
A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be conducted at the Franklin County Annex at 34 Forbes Street,
Apalachicola, Florida 32320 on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 4:00 em local time (EDT). Questions related to
the Bid Documents will be answered at that time. Attendance by prime contractors is required.
Alan Pierce
County Administrator
Franklin County
33 Market Street
Apalachicola, Florida 32329
Tel: 850-653-9783
Fax: 850-653-9799
Virgil C. "Lee" Lewis, PE.
Regional Manager
320 Bayshore Drive, Suite "A"
Niceville, Florida 32578
Tel: 850-678-0050
FaX: 850-678-0040
AI| bids shall be sealed and shall be addressed as follOWS:
"Franklin County Office of the Clerk of Court
33 Market Street, Suite 203
Apalachicola, Florida 32329
Apalachicola Regional Airport"
Funding for this project is being provided by the Florida Department of Transportation. Franklin County
reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any technical or legal deficiencies and to accept any bid
that it may deem to be in the best interest of the Authority. No bidder may withdraw his/her bid for a period
of 120 calendar days following the bid opening.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

If Coopers to conduct
V6 INSpections
Members in Troop H, Quincy district,
of the Florida Highway Patrol plan to
conduct driver license/vehicle inspec-
tion checkpoints for the remainder of the
month during daylight hours at the follow-
ing locations in Franklin County:
Thursday, Dec. 24 through Thursday,
Dec. 31: State Route 30, SR 30A, SR 65, SR
384, SR 67, SR 377, SR 385, County Road
370, CR 157, CR 59, CR 374, CR 30A and SR
300 (St. George Island Causeway).
All personnel participating in the
checkpoints will be responsible for follow-
ing the procedures outlined in Chapter
Manual regarding driver license and vehi-
cle inspection checkpoints, said Lt. Mark

HeriffS Office awarded rant
The sheriff's office has been awarded
funds to purchase a reverse 911 system.
The Wireless Emergency Notification

system (WEN) will allow the department
to do countrywide notifications by tele-
phone in the event of an emergency. It will
also allow specific areas of the county to
be notified.
All landline telephones will be auto-
matically entered into the system. Cellu-
lar telephone owners may register for the
service if they wish.
Sheriff 's office staff has begun training
on use of the system, which Undersheriff
Joel Nored expects to be operational in
The funding to purchase the $11,900
system comes from the Edward Byrne
Memorial State and Local Law Enforce-
ment Assistance Grant Program, a part-
nership among federal, state, and local
governments that awards grants for use
by states and local government to im-
prove the functioning of the criminal jus-
tice system.
Grants may be used to provide person-
nel, equipment, training, technical as-
sistance, and information systems. The
Byrne Grant Program was created by the
Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988.

The following reports provided by
the Franklin County Sheriffs Offece.
Arrests are made by officers from the
following city, county, and state law en-
forcement agencies: Apalachicola (APD),
Carrabelle (CPD), Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), Franklin County Sheriffs
Offce (FCSO), Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission (FWC),
Florida Department of Environmental
Protection (FDEP), Florida Division of
Insurance Fraud (DIF) and Florida De-
partment ofAgriculture and Consumer

Services (FLDOACS).
All defendants are considered inno-
cent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Dec. 15
Heather M. Mahon, 35, Apalachicola,
failure to appear (FCSO)
Robert S. Martin, 37, Carrabelle, with-
holding child support (FCSO)

Dec. 20
Amber M. Branch, 30, Eastpoint, disor-
derly intoxication (FCSO)



A closer inspection
of the database for
historical pictures
at the St. Vincent
National Wildlife
Refuge offices
revealed that in the
photo at left, which
appeared recently
in the Times, are
businessmen Elgin
Wefing, left, and
Earnst Ruge, right.


B4 | The Times

Law Enforcement

Sheriff's REPORT



NOtice of Proposed Grant

The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners
will submit a $299,946 CDBG grant application for 2008
disaster recovery. Public comments will be received until the
January 5, 2010 Board meeting. Questions/comments should
be directed to Deborah Belcher, grant consultant, telephone
850-893-0694 (TDY 1-800-955-8771), debroumelis@

Approximately $36,953 of the total grant is available for
repair/reconstruction of affordable rental housing damaged
by Hurricane Gustav/Tropical Storm Fay. Interested rental
property owners should contact Alan Pierce, Director
of Administrative Services at 850-653-9783 x-161 for
additional information.




1st Public Hearing Notice

The City of Apalachicola is considering applying to the Florida Department
of Community Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $700,000.00. These funds must be used for
one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low and moderate income persons;
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having
a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and
immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where
other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.

The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the
areas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization,
or economic development and include such improvement activities as
acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit business, purchase
of machinery and equipment, construction of Infrastructure, rehabilitation
. .
of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. Additional
information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will
be provided at the public hearing. For each activity that is proposed, at
least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons.

In developing an application for submission to DCA, the City of
Apalachicola must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result
of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the City is required to develop a
plan to assist displaced persons.

A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's
economic and community development needs will be held at City Hall as
a part of the regularly schedule City Commission Meeting on January 5th,
2010 at 6:00 PM. For information concerning the public hearing contact
Cindi Giametta at 653-9319.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location.
Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired
or the visually impaired should contact Cindi Giametta at 653-9319, at least
5 calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided.
Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing
should contact Cindi Giametta at 653-9319 at least 5 calendar days prior to
the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. Any handicapped
person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact
Cindi Giametta at 653-9319 at least 5 calendar days prior to the meeting.
To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf persons, (TDD) please
call (850) 653-8715.


January 18, 2010

Franklin County Clerk of Courts
33 Market Street, Suite 203
Ap~alachicola, Florida 32320
(850) 653-8861

Thursday, December 24, 2009


The Times | B5

"Voices of the Apalachicola"
compiled and edited by Faith Eidse
(Florida History and Culture Series,
RARY "Green Empire: The St Joe Com-
pany and the Remaking of Florida's
Panhandle" by Kathryn Ziewitz and
June Wiaz (2004)
"The Great Tide" by Rubylea Hall
(1975) OK, it's about Port St. Joe, but
the time period is the 1830s and 1840s, a
significant era in this area.
"Potluck" by Jack Rudloe (2003) best
know for his marine naturalist books, this
first work of fiction jumps us right into
Carrabelle in the not so distant past.
"Oyster Flats" by Dawn Evans Rad-
ford (2007) Dawn has taught "Panhandle
Writers" and "Southern Mystery Writers"
through the Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Education Encore program at the
Gulf-Franklin Center
"The Runaway" by Robert W. Beard
(2009) I haven't read it yet, but Apala-
chicola is mentioned on Page 2. This book,
although hard to find on the Internet, is
available at Downtown Books.
Caty Greene is librarian for the Apala-
chicola Municipal Library. 'lb reach hes
call 653-8436.

Special to the Times
The Franklin County Public Library,
Eastpoint and Carrabelle will be closed
Thursday, Dec. 24, Friday, Dec. 25, and
Saturday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas Holi-
days. The library will also be closed Fri-
day, Jan. 1, and Saturday, Jan. 2, for the
New Year Holiday.
But there is still time to check out
books and books on tape before the holi-
days. Both libraries will be glad to fill
your stocking with best-sellers, thrillers,
and children's books. Books checked out
this week will not be due until the new
The new year will bring free computer
class to the Carrabelle and Eastpoint li-
braries. Classes begin Jan. 7, and will be
offered through the month of March. Mi-
crosoft Powerpoint, Excel, eBay Buying

Guide, and Web site building are just a
few of the large number of classes being
offered free. Class schedules and class
descriptions are available at each library,
or you can call either library to register
for classes, hurry before classes fill up.
Have fun at the Carrabelle library
Gaming Day, Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Play Wii, a board game or
even a game of cards. Call the Carrabelle
library at 697-2366 for more information.
One of the many special services of-
fered by the county library is interlibrary
loans. This service provides patrons
with access to books and DVDs that are
unavailable in the library. Just provide
the library staff with the author or the
book title and we can search for its avail-
ability. Interlibrary loans are loaned out
for three weeks and many times can be

By (aty Greene

In the last column I talked about
some of the oldest books in the THE L
Apalachicola Municipal Library on
Apalachicola and the surrounding
area. But that's not all you need to know.
More recent authors are the primary
sources for information on our history and
the seafood culture which makes this area
so unique. Nonfiction and fiction contrib-
ute to this collection.
"Outposts on the Gulf: St. George Is-
land & Apalachicola from Early Explora-
tion to World War II" by William Warren
Rogers (1986)
"At the Water's Edge: A Pictorial and
Narrative History of Apalachicola and
Franklin County" by William Warren Rog-
ers and Lee Willis III (1997)
"Apalachicola Bay" by Kevin M. Mc-
Carthy (2004)
"The Fever Man: A Biography of Dr.
John Gorrie" by V M. Sherlock (1982) -
Vivian still visits us here at the library
"John Gorrie, MD" A historical biogra-
phy' eR meotn Bmi7ofk cola and
Allied Families" by Rose [Gibbons] Lovett

State Rep. Jimmy Patronis,
R-Panama City, has been
appointed to the Florida Boating
Advisory Council. .
He was tapped for the position
by Speaker of the Florida House
Larry cretul, R-ocala.
The council makes
recommendation to the Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and the Department
of Community Affairs regarding
issues affecting the boating
community. .
Patronis said he will use his
position on the BAC to help
support state marine jobs.
The boating industry in
Florida generates nearly
$17 billion in business
and impacts our gas sales
convenience store sales, jobs

$ 250,455

or more Elevate approaches to CR 67 bridge at
Crooked River
or less Rental rehab/replacement ($36,953
construction, $5,039 project administration)
Grant administration
Total grant

and tourism," Patronis said in a
statement. "AII of these sectors
are all vital to Florida's economy.
I will be the voice pushing for
opportunities to increase marine
related jobs in Florida."

Date & Time for
Receiving Bids:

PlaC9 fOr
Receiving Bids:

Bid Documents
Prepared By:

Bid Documents
Available from-"

Deposit for Bid

RO. Box 3717
Lake City, Florida 32025
(386) 752-5640, FAX (386) 755-7771

The Engineer's Office

Prime Contractors for payment of
$100.00 per set with a two (2) set
maximum. Payments of Contractors are
non-refundable. Bidders using partial
sets of Documents are fully responsible
for any errors or omissions made
due to not reviewing the entire set of
CODStruction Documents.

This Project consists of the construction
of a new concrete boat ramp,
resurfacing asphalt parking, new asphalt
parking, retaining wall, floating dock
guided on concrete pilings, wooden
pedestrian landing, information kiosk
and the installation of an aluminum
gangway leading from the pedestrian
landing to the floating dock.


Recent authors tell of area's rich history





To place an ad, call 850.747.5020/800.345.8688

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Al ment, to wit: Citizens Federal Savings 10004 North Dale Mabry PAIRED CALL: 1-800- PHASE 3 AND 4 ACC- All other creditors of the has been filed against you Defendant(s).
BankofPortSt.Joe; HwySultell2 955-8770 ORDING TO THE PLAT decedent and other per- and you are required to
All of Lot Number Five (5) Defendant(s). Tampa, Florida 33618 THEREOE RECORDED IN sons having claims or de- serve a copy of your writ- CASE NO.: 09-000336-CA
, of Block Number One December 17, 24, 2009 DATED at Apalachicola, PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 32, mands against decedent's ten defenses, If any, to it,
Hundred Fifty-Four (154) Case #: 2009-CA-000115 5063T Florida, this 25th day of OF THE PUBLIC REC- estate must file their claims on Nwabufo Umunna, At- NOTICE OF SALE
ANNOUNCEMENIs of the City of Apalachicola, Division #: November, 2009. ORDS OF FRANKLIN with this court WITHIN 3 tourney for Plaintiff whose
1100-LegalAdvertising according to the map or UNC: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT COUNTIFLORIDA. MONTHS AFTER THE address is 2901 Stirling NOTICE Is hereby give
1110 Classified Notices plat thereof in general use. OF THE 2nd JUDICIAL Marcla M. Johnson DATE OF THE FIRST PUB- Road, Sulte 300, Fort that, pursuant to the Order
1120 Public Notices/ Belng the same property NOTICE OF SALE CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN CLERK OF COURT Any person claiming an In- LICATION OF THIS NO- Lauderdale, Florida 33312 of Final Summary Judg-
Announcements conveyed to Clydle Mae Franklin County, Florida terest in the surplus from TICE. within 30 days after the ment of Foreclosure in this
1125 Carpools & Russ from Hilda F Marlar, NOTICE IS HEREBY AND FOR FRANKLIN By: Michele Maxwell the sale, If any, other than first publication of this no- cause, In the Circuit Court
1130 Teare widow, by Warranty Deed GIVEN pursuant to an Or- COUNTY DEPUTY CLERK the property owner as of ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED tice and file the original of the Franklin County
1140 Happy Ads dated September 16, 2003 der of Final Judgment of OneWest Bank, FSB the date of the Ils pend- WITHIN THE TIME PERl- with the Clerk of this Court Florida, I will sell to the
1150 Personals and recorded on Septem- Foreclosure dated Nov- Plaintiff, ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN- ens, must file a claim ODS SET FORTH IN SEC- either before or Immedl- property situated in Frank
1160 Lost ber 17, 2003, In O.R. Book ember 24, 2009, entered in TIFF: within 60 days after the TION 733.702 OF THE ately thereafter; otherwise Iln County, Florida de-
1170 Found 756, Page 143 and re- Civil Case No. 2009-CA- SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, sale. FLORIDA PROBATE CODE a default will be entered scribed as:
corded among the Land 000115 of the Circuit Court -vs.- LLP WILL BE FOREVER against you for the relief
a Records of Franklin of the 2nd Judicial Circuit 10004 North Dale Mabry Dated this 25th day of No- BARRED. NOTWITH- demanded in the com- A PARCEL OF LAND IN
1100 County, Florida. In and for Franklin County, rCh tChasHa b dd Hwy, Sulte 112 member, 2009. STANDING THE TIME PE- plaint. THE NORTH HALF O
5061T Florida, wherein CitlMo- WIfe; OneWest Bank, FSB Tampa, Florida 33618 RIODS SET FORTH FRACTIONAL SECTIO
This property is located at rtgage, Inc., Plaintiff and December 17, 24, 2009 Clerk of the Circuit Court ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED WITNESS my hand and 28, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT the Street address of: 250 Timothy Ray Davis a/k/a as Successor in Interest to By: Michele Maxwell TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE the seal of this Court this RANCH 6 WEST DE-
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ROLRI ISION If you are a person claim- sell to the highest and best Case #: 2009-CA-000301 RACNU N IN ANCDOUNO- THE AMERICANS WITH MARCIA M. JOHNSON NORTHWEST CORNE
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Ing after the sale, you must WEST FRONT DOOR OF sons with disabilities need- tion of this notice is De- By: Terry E. Creamer SECTION 28 AND RUN
HSBC BANK USA, N.A., file a claim with the clerk THE FRANKLIN COUNTY UNC. GENERAL JURISDICTION Ing a special accommoda- member 17, 2009. As Deputy Clerk THENCE EAST ALON
NOREHT EDERRESGIOSFTERREEND the sale. If you fall to file a ON HWY 98, IN APALACH- NOTICE OF SALE LASALLE BANK NATIO- COURT ADMINISTRA- Attorney for Personal In accordance with the TANCE OF 1675 FEET T
claim you will not be enti- ICOLA, FLORIDA AT 11:00 TION, at the FRANKLIN Representatives: Americans with Disabilities A POINT MARKED BY A
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Plaintiff 2, funds. After 60 days, only the following described der of Final Judgment of BASS MORTGAGE LOAN 904-653-8861, 1-800-955- Attorney for Carla Carlson reasonable accommoda- THENCE RUN SOUTH 30
the owner of record as of property as set forth in Foreclosure dated Nov- ASSET-BACKED CERTIFl- 8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955- Florida Bar No. 517143 tlon to participate in this EAST 1347 FEET TO A
the date of the Ils pendens said Final Judgment' ember 24, 2009, entered in CATES, SERIES 2007-SP2 8770, via Florida Relay PO Box 176 proceeding should, no POINT THENCE RUN
vs. may claim the surplus. to-wit: Civil Case No. 2009-CA- PLAINTIFF Service. Apalachicola, Florida later than seven (7) days NORTH 600 EAST 840
32329 prior, contact the Clerk of FEET TO A POINT WHICH
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KNOWN SPOUSE OF November, 2009. GREATER APALACHI- In and for Franklin County 900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND Personal Representatives: PO. BOX 340, APALACHI- BE DESCRIBED; FROM
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KNOWN TENANT #2; ALL By: Michele Maxwell MAP OR PLAT THEREOE J. Chastain, Husband and AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR- (954)233-8000 December 24, 31, 2009 Relay System. THE NORTHERLY BOUN-
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SION: of the Circuit Court 1701 West Hillsboro Blvd, lachicola FL 32320 OF THE LIS PENDENS Reset Foreclosure Market Street, Apalachl- UNKNOWN OF BEGINNING; LESS
of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Sulte307 WITHIN 2 WORKING MUST FILE A CLAIM Sale(NOT ON OR BEFORE cola, Florida 32320. The Croom's, Inc. AND EXCEPT 66 FOO
In and for Franklin County, Deerfleld Beach, FL 33442 DAYS OF YOUR RECElPT WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER JANUARY 4, 2010) dated names and addresses of A corporation that has not Attn: John Croom RIGHT OF WAY OF STAT
Florida, wherein HSBC Telephone: (954)354-3544 OF THIS NOTICE OF THE SALE. November 23, 2009 en- the personal representa- qualified to do business in Post Office Box 6 ROAD NO. 30. SAID LAN
BANK USA, N.A. AS IN- Facsimile: (954)354-3545 SALE: IF YOU ARE HEAR- tered in Civil Case No. tives and the personal the State of Florida Not a Apalachicola, Florida BEING SITUATE I
DENTURE TRUSTEE FOR December 17, 24, 2009 ING IMPAIRED CALL: IF YOU ARE A PERSON 08-000411-CA of the Cir- representatives' attorney Florida corporation 32329-0006 FRANKLIN COUNT
THE REGISTERED 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU WITH A DISABILITY WHO cult Court of the 2ND Judl- are set forth below FLORIDA
NOTEHOLDERS OF REN- 5062T ARE HEARING IMPAIRED NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO- clal Circuit in and for YOU ARE NOTIFIED that The deadline for submis-
AISSANCE HOME EQUITY IN THE CIRCUIT COURT CALL: 1-800- 955-8770 DATION IN ORDER TO FRANKLIN County, Apa- All creditors of the dece- an action for Foreclosure slon is January 7, 2010. LESS AND EXCEPT
LOAN TRUST 2006-2 Is OF THE 2nd JUDICIAL PARTICIPATE IN THIS lachicolaFloridaIwillsell dent and other persons ofMortgageonthefollow- December24,31,2009
Plaintiff, and CLYDIE MAE CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN DATED at Apalachicola PROCEEDING, YOU ARE to the highest and best having claims or demands Ing described property: 5214T Lot 3, One Particular Har-
RUSS A/K/A C;YDIA MAE AND FOR FRANKLIN Florida, this 25th da o ENTITLED, AT NO COST bidder for cash at On the against decedent's estate IN THE CIRCUIT COURT bor, a subdivision re-
RUSS are Defendants. COUNTY November, 2009 TO YOU, TO THE PROVI- front steps of the court- on whom a copy of this LOT 4, OF CASA DEL OF THE SECOND JUDI- corded in Plat Book 10
SION OF CERTAIN ASSIS- house of the FRANKLIN notice is required to be MAR, ACCORDING TO CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND Pa e 7, Public Records o
I will sell to the highest bid- CitlMortgage, Inc., Marcia M. Johnson TANCE. PLEASE CON- County Courthouse, 33 served must file their THE PLAT THEREOE AS FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY Franklin County, Florida
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In the Civil Division of the Franklin County, Florida Courthouse, 33 Market Apalachicola, Florida, at WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 BOOK 6, AT PAGE 2, OF at Public Sale, to the high-
Franklin County Clerk's Of- -vs.- By: Michele Maxwell Street, Sulte 203, Apalachl- 11 a.m. on the 7th day of MONTHS AFTER THE THE PUBLIC RECORDS GULF STATE COMMU- est and best bidder for
flce, Main Courthouse, 33 DEPUTY CLERK cola, FL 32320 WITHIN 2 January, 2010 the follow- TIME OF THE FIRST PUB- OF FRANKLIN COUNTY NITY BANK cash, at the ste s of the
Market Street, Apalachl- Timothy Ray Davis a/k/a WORKING DAYS OF Ing described property as LICATION OF THIS NO- FLORIDA. Plaintiff, Franklin Countyp Court-
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real property as set forth in Florida; Superior Bank LLP CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF LOT 31, WHISPERING NOTICE ON THEM. the property CONRAD SEASHOLTZ
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3 BR 1 B Furnished A pt (3 Day Min)
.. .. ..... ... .................... .................$650.00 wk
2 BR 1 B Water Frort House
Beautiful View............ ...................... $900.00
Beach front houses with winter rates.
Short & Long term rentals.
PLEASE CALL JC ANN 850-697-9604
OR 850-323-0444 FOR RENTALS.

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e e
and entered in Civil Action
No. 08-546-CA of the Cir
cult Court of the Second
F C t odrl
wherein the parties were
the Plaintiff, COASTAL
the Defendants, BARBARA
sell to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at 11:00 3100 Antiques
A0Mh(Eastern Tun on0t1he Ccrasits
at the front steps of the 3140 Baby Items
Franklin County Court- 3150 Building Supplies
house, Apalachicola, Flor- 3160 Business
Ida, the following de- Equipment
scribed real property as mepc bles
set forth in said Final Judg- 3190 Electronics
ment of Foreclosure: 3200 Firewood
3210 Free Pass it On
Lot 19, Block 1, Dog Island 3220 Furniture
Gulf Beaches Unit No. 3, a 3230 Garage/Yard Sales
subdivision as per map or Thingsto Eat
plat thereof recorded in 3260 Health & Fitness
Plat Book 3 at Page 18 of 3270 Jeweiry/Clothing
the Public Records of 3280 Machinery/
Franklin County, Florida. Equipment
3290 Medical Equipment
The successful bidder at 3300 Miscellaneous
3310 Musicallnstmments
the sale will be required to 3320 Plants & Shrubs/
place the requisite state Supplies
documentary stamps on 3330 Restaurant/Hotel
the Certificate of Title. ipc B o& ell)

Any person claiming an In-
ee al f n tr hoam
the property owner as of
the date of the Ils pend-
t in mustd aateclahm
WITNESS my hand and
the of this Court this 14th
day of December, 2009.

YU hCedekMaxwell
Steve M. Watkins, 1ll
FBN: 0794996

1p5a r3 20

DecOrnber 24, 31, 2009
Plaintiff '
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 14, 2009
and entered in Civil Action
No. 08-000550-CA of the
Circuit Court of the Sec-
and Judicial Circuit in and
for Franklin County, Flor-
Ida, wherein the parties
we tBhe KPlaintiff, thSeU
pendants, STEVEN R.
DENCE BANK, N.A., I will
sell to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at 11:00
a.m. (Eastern Time) on the
20th day of January, 2010,
at the front steps of the
Franklin County Court-
house, Apalachicola, Flor-
Ida, the following de-
scribed real property as
set forth in said Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure:
Lot 14 of HIdden Beaches,
according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 8, Page 11, of the
public records of Franklin
County, Florida
The successful bidder at
the sale will be required to
place the requisite state
documentary stamps on
the Certificate of Title.
DATED this 14th day of
December, 2009.
Clerk of the Court
Franklin County, Florida
By: Michele Maxwell
As Deputy Clerk
4431 Lafayette Street
Marlanna, FL 32446
December 24, 31, 2009



CASE NO.: 08-000222-CA
GIVENFpunsustdto a Sum-
mo closure datedgmDeenem-
ber 1 I 009A t nent e

cO o a
Frankhn County Florida
where an f, Sr es Rw
BANK, a Bt TDefen

W la II o thHe
highest and best bidder,
for cash, at 11:00 a.m.
(Eastern Time) on the 20th
day of January, 2010, at
the front steps of the
FranidinApCla I ala o

owing-described rte1
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment of
Lot 24 of Village Green By
The Sea, Phase 1, accord-
Ing to the Plat thereof, re-
corded in Plat Book 8,
pages) 10, of the public
records of Franklin
County, Florida.
The successful bidder at
the sale will be required to
place the requisite state
documentary stamps on
the Certificate of Title.
DATED this 14th day of
December, 2009.
Clerk of the Court
Franklin County, Florida
By: Michele Maxwell
As Deputy Clerk
4431 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446
December 24, 31, 2009

Plaintiff '
CASE NO.: 08-546-CA


A friendly little dog was found last week
in the vicinity of Water Street Seafood in
Apalachicola. The veterinarian says the
male dog is about 4 months old and likely a
schnauzer or schnauzer mix. To claim him, call
Violet at 323-0686.

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Dec. 25.
The department will
be closed again on New
Year's Day, Friday,
Jan. 1.
For more information,
call 653-2111.

in 2010
Beginning Jan. 6, the
free community Hatha
Yoga classes will continue
each Wednesday at 5:30

p.m. at the Apalachicola
Community Center in City
Hall at Ten Foot Hole. Do-
nations only.
Instructor Kathy Jan-
sen, a licensed massage
therapist and registered

yoga teacher, has been of-
fering yoga for 10 years at
this location to the public.
Anyone is welcome.
For more information,
call 653-6719.
Mold investigation
On Dec. 15, County
Planner Alan Pierce told
county commissioners
the investigation has been
completed of mold dam-
age at the Health Depart-
ment Building, 139 12th
Street in Apalachicola.
Mike Hartman of H2
Engineering, a Tallahas-
see firm, and Florida
Department of Health
officials Architect Dick
Marshall and Building
Manager Ron Walsh
said the building can be
cleaned up and repaired
for around $160,000.
The county's obligation
for the cost of clean up is
capped at $80,000, with
the state health depart-
ment paying for the re-
mainder. Pierce said the
county's portion of the
funding has already been
bu Th eb ard voted unani-
MOusly to ask the health
department to seek a con-
tractor to do the repairs.

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Pea Ridge Road Bristol, Florida 32321

.170 Palrhetto Dr
Eastpomt Florida
Acre shown is backed uri to stocked
and is 5iced to.sale at $48,000.
Other acre sn the.same neighbo
ac b th a I oer dy !
th s $

Gulf View Home on 2nd Tier One Acre lot
in the East End, Spacious dining/living room
with floor to ceiling stone fireplace, separate
sunroom off kitchen, furnished, 3 BR, 2 BA,
good under house storage & garage, Hardy
plank siding, Near beach access.

John Shelby, Broker

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Health department
closed on Christmas
The Franklin County
Health Department will
be closed for the Christ-
mas holidays on Friday,

Identification badges
10f COUnty staff
Beginning in January,
Franklin County Emer-
gency Management will
issue new identification
badges to all county em-
ployees to improve secu-
rity and facilitate re-entry
by county staff after an
emergency evacuation.
Director of Emergency
Operations Pam Brownell
said county staff will be
encouraged to display the
badges when they are at
work on county business.

|,gg( OFShip Institute
to visit county
The University of
Florida Natural Resource
Leadership Institute will
visit the county Jan. 14-16
to learn more about the
Apalachicola / Chatta-
hoochee / Flint River "wa-
ter wars" and the local
oyster industry.
The institute is a year-
long professional devel-
opment program that
provides natural resource
professionals the oppor-
tunit t gain in-dueepsth
County Extension
Agent Bill Mahan will be
one of the instructors.

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