The Apalachicola times

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The Apalachicola times
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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Thursday, December 26, 2013 50¢ WWW.APALACHTIMES.COM Phone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8893 Circulation: 800-345-8688 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index VOL. 128 ISSUE 35 Opinion . . . . . . A8 Society . . . . . A12 Faith . . . . . . A13 Outdoors . . . . . A14 Tide Chart . . . . A14 Sports . . . . . . A15 Classi eds . . . A16-A17 By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com Sometime between dusk Thursday, Dec. 19, and 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, someone in Eastpoint shot a bear. The shooting took place on Old Ferry Dock Road between Barber Drive and U.S. 98. Nearby resident Roger Keene said the bear had been a nuisance in the area for several months. He said it damaged a fence on his property and rummaged in garbage cans and visited a trailer park at nearby Washington Street. Stan Kirkland, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said FWC of cers responded to a call from an unidenti ed person at about 9 a.m. Friday and found a 385-pound male bear dead. FWC determined the animal had been shot and said the shooting is under investigation. They would not disclose further details. Kirkland said the bear was not tagged or collared, and there was nothing to indicate it had earlier been labeled as a nuisance bear. Mayor Curley Messer gets presidential kudos By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com On Saturday, unusual doings made it begin to look a lot like Christmas in Carrabelle. A surprise visitor was greeting shoppers on the corner of Tallahassee Street and U.S. 98. The old elf himself was on hand to direct gift seekers to the gently used clothing shop next door. An array of camo and outdoor wear was drawing a lot of attention from passers-by, and Santa was handy to pose for snaps. He seemed a little warm in his cozy suit. Next time go for the Bermudas, St. Nick. Over on 11th Street, behind his shop, Shawn Oxendine had his latest trophy buck strung up on display. If you have a sleigh and eight tiny reindeer on the roof, better double-check them. Shawn seems to have gotten a little trigger-happy. But the biggest excitement in town on Saturday was Mayor Curley Messer showing off the holiday greetings he received last week from both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Biden’s card was a photo collage of the veep and family signed by everyone, including Champs, the family’s German shepherd. Not to be outdone, the Obamas offered up a three-dimensional cut paper confection created by Chris Hankinson, showing the White House surrounded by a snowy landscape. Making tracks in the snow are Obama’s black Portuguese water dogs, Sunny and Bo. Messer said he is a registered Democrat but not a big fan of Obama. “Things would go better in Washington if they let God take charge,” the mayor said. Messer said once the holidays are over, he plans to have a glass case built for the cards. “I don’t know why they sent them, but it’s a great honor. It’s good to know Washington remembers a little town like Carrabelle,” Messer said. By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com An important infrastructure change went online in the Weems Memorial Hospital emergency room this month, the rst component in the hospital’s new electronic medical records system. The provider, CSS, was selected this fall after a request for proposals that narrowed the nalists down to CSS and Healthland. At the Dec. 3 meeting of the county commission, together with Don Lindsey, chief information ofcer for Tallahassee Memorial Health Care, and Dr. Pat Conrad, director of the Weems ER, Weems CEO Ray Brownsworth detailed the complicated funding mechanism that should enable Weems to recoup about three-quarters of the expensive price tag of the EMR system. Brownsworth said the out-of-pocket expenses are about $260,000, and only $210,000 is reimbursable. “The $210,000 is for other things that include equipment interfaces, connection between software and other pieces and conversion of data for nurses and doctors,” he said. He said Medicare will pay a portion of the $450,000 cost of software, installation, travel and training, as well as the $118,000 in annual fees for support and maintenance of the system. PHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The Times Carrabelle Mayor Curley Messer shows the Christmas cards he received from President Barack Obama, right, and Vice President Joe Biden. Below, Shawn Oxendine displays his latest buck. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times A bear was fatally shot last week on Old Ferry Dock Road between Barber Drive and U.S. 98. Reward offered in Eastpoint bear killing Weems adds electronic medical recordkeeping CHRISTMAS IN CARRABELLE ’Twas the week ‹Žœ¡Ž’¡“£¤™Š£ See WEEMS A13 See BEAR A11 By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com It wasn’t exactly a gift of the magi, but some wise men in Tallahassee bestowed an educational present on Franklin County the week before Christmas. Which is probably a more gentle week of the year if you have to bring home a D on your report card. When the Florida Department of Education announced Dec. 18 school grades for the state’s 502 regular high school and combination schools, the Franklin County School was one of just seven Florida combination schools, serving pre-K through 12th grade, to receive a “D” school letter grade. Ten other regular high schools got Ds, and seven other combination schools received Fs, as did one other high school. This means that according to this signpost, Franklin County School A HISTORY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY GRADES The following is a list of grades for Franklin County School for the past 14 years. Before 2007-08, the grade was based on the performance of students at Apalachicola and Carrabelle high schools. Franklin a D school County of cials address high school grade 2013: D 2012: C 2011: B 2010: B 2009: C 2008: D 2007: C 2006: C 2005: C 2004: C 2003: B 2002: C 2001: D 2000: D 1999: C See D SCHOOL A11 New Year’s Eve bon re on island From 8 p.m. to midnight New Year’s Eve, at Lighthouse Park, 1 East Gulf Beach Drive, ring in the New Year with a bon re on the St. George Island beach. A deejay will play rock and roll music for everyone’s entertainment and dancing pleasure. Call 927-2229 for more information. Government of ces closed for Christmas Carrabelle City Hall will be open only until noon on New Year’s Eve and closed on New Year’s Day. Both the Franklin County Courthouse and Apalachicola city of ces will be closed Dec. 24-26 and New Year’s Day. The Apalachicola Municipal Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 24 and 26, and closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The county libraries in Eastpoint and Carrabelle will be closed through Dec. 26 and on New Year’s Day. Tallahassee Swing Band at Dixie What an exciting way to start the season! Making their Dixie Theatre debut, this big band ensemble has been playing the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s classics and more for 24 years. Join us on Saturday, Jan 4 and tap, dance and sway to your heart’s content. The Dixie Theatre is at 21 Ave. E in Apalachicola. For more information call 653-3200. CHRISTMAS Merry Letters to Santa, A2-7

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A2 | The Times Thursday, December 26, 2013 Letters to SantaMERRY CHRISTm M AS FROm M PRE-K Alex Pascual wants a toy car. Anna Spurlock wants a baby doll. Ansley Chipman wants a Jeep. Benton Holland wants a Big Ipod. Brycen Thompson wants a robot. Charlotte Strahan wants a baby. Destiny Townsend wants a glow worm. Fernando Gomez wants a toy car. Franco Francisco wants toys. Jaxon Shiver wants a dirt bike. Jeromiah Russ wants a toy. Jordan Shiver wants a dirt bike. Kelsie Davis wants a Barbie doll house. Lillie Gaskill wants a La La Lucy doll. Marleigh Shahan wants a barber doll. Princess Terrell wants a four wheeler. Riley Rickerson wants a dinosaur. Sienna Polous wants a easy bake oven. Trenton Shiver wants a dirt bike. Mrs. Kulick wants to be Happy & Healthy and for her loved ones to be also. P.s.: a kayak. Ms. Thomas wants good Health and for all her friends & family to be happy. Landen Massey wants a dirtbike. Rodney Yowell wants a monster robot. Kaeson Barrack wants a choo choo train. Kaydance Topham wants a puppy. Jazzlynn Godbott wants a buttery ring. Ashton Carey wants a dollhouse. Malen Henry wants a new T.V. John Shiver wants a racecar. Ryleigh Hollenbeck wants a dog. Drew Rickards wants a Kindle Fire HD. Adacyn Cruse wants Ariel toys. Abdul Bessent wants a toy motorcycle. Korbyn Barrack wants a toy Spiderman. Faith Porter wants a tea set. Noah Jenks wants a Ninja Turtle truck. Sheyanne Russell wants a bike. Brennen Cook wants a I Phone. Chase Ford wants a ball. Autumn Millender wants a doll. Shelby Flowers wants playdough. Mrs. Jean wants a trip to Colorado. Mrs. Murray wants a good book and a quiet nook. MS. BLOODWORTH’S KINDERGARTEN My name is Kaitlyn I have good! I hope you have been well. Please bring me a HD Kindle My name is Kendra I have been good! I hope you have been well. Please bring me a dream Barbie house. My name is Jaime I have been good I hope you have been. Please bring me a racing dusty. My name is Layla I have been good I hope you have been well. My name is Devin I have been good I hope you have been well. Please bring me a transformer voyager. My name is Jamison I have been good I hope you have been well. Please bring me a big 4 wheeler. My name is Evan. I have been good! Please bring me a space mander. My name is Catenin I have been good I need an ipod. My name is Savannah I have been good! I hope you have been well Please bring me a robot monkey. My name is Hailey I have been good! I hope you have been well. Please bring me a four wheeler. My name is Jaliyah I have been good! I hope you have been well. Please bring me a big doll house. My name is Porter. I have been good! I hope you have been well. Please bring me a green switch Dino My name is Dalton I have been good! I hope you been well. Please bring me a BB Gun. MS. MILLER’S KINDERGARTEN Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys. Love Tyler Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys. Jonathan Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys. Love Chanova Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys. Love Destiny Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys. Love George Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Jamie Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Jeremiah Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Ryleigh Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Kristina Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Kinnly Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Riley Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Blair Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Kyler Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love RobynMS. HH OWARD’S KINDERGARTEN I have been good. I would like a guitar. Your friend Celest I have been good I would like ipad Your friend Gracie. Dear Santa I have been good I would like a IPOD. Your friend Shaelyn Dear Santa I have been good. I would a 4 wheeler boat dirt bike. Your friend Steven Dear Santa I have been good I would like a bike. Your friend Benjamin Dear Santa I have been good. Baby doll. Your friend Ahlivia Dear Santa I have been good real good! I would like stuffed animals Your friend Gwen. Dear Santa I have been good Your friend Kanira Dear Santa I have been good I would like dirt bike. Your friend Benjamin Dear Santa I have been good I would like dirt bike Your friend Hubrex Dear Santa I have been good I have been good Your friend Christian Dear Santa I have been good I would like a pad Your friend Hanhan Dear Santa I have been good I would I would like a dirt bike. Your friend Austin Dear Santa I have been good! Iphone I would like a dirt bike. Your friend Rodney MS. BAROODY’S FIRST GRADE Dear Santa, This year I was good By Buying my mom Stepdad a prestit. I love my FAMILY Because thay love me. I wish I had a Pock & a pet godsh & a rell majic wod. Love Shaylee PS Thak you Santa for macking toys!!!!!!!!! Dear Santa, This year I Was good By Helping my granny and mom Because I LOVE them! I Hope I See you this year! I wish I had more cat, move up to the hist levil in class and magic won! Thak you for giveing us toys. Love Zariah Dear Santa, This year I ws good by helping Frinds. I like my Family Becase thay give me toys. I wish I had a pet sh and magic and a another cat. Thank you Santa for letting kids git Pretis. Love KristaMS. PENNYc C UFF’S FIRST GRADE Dear Santa, I want a xbox4. I want a mod sikl. I want a four wheeler. I want a go krt too. Bradley Spell Dear Santa, I want a present for Christmas and a friend. Thank you for My Family Otto Elf I hope my grndmama will get well. Love Layla Dear Santa, Thank you and Jesus for making presents. Would you let me see my sisters and brothers. I wish my mama and daddy were happy. I wish my baby sister was good. I wish I could have a good family, friends and day. And I wish everybody was nice. I love Santa love me, Kamora neil Dear Santa, I want my mom and dad to have a new car. I would like to have a blue dirt bike. Daniel Lively Dear Santa, I want a pair of high heels and a baby too and I want my meme too get betr I want my bruthr + get Beth Love Ashlyn Vause Dear Santa, Prince Williams I want box 360. I like my cousin. I love my sister. I love my baby. I love my uncle. I love my ELF. Prince Williams Dear Santa, I want a bike remote control xbob 360. I wish my mama could have some presents like me. Whiddom Nathaniel Dear Santa, Thank you for the armys and heliacapterr and the x box 360 and go cart too. Sy Bartlett Dear Santa, I hope my family don’t get sick. I love Santa Claus he gives me Presents I love CHRISTMAS because I thanyful for my mom and dad. From, Daylen Gilbert Dear Santa, Thank you for reading my letter. I want a Barbie. I wish my mom was lling good. I wish my friends plays with me. I wish I had a car. From Lili Dear Santa, I want my Grandma and dad. to have a new. car Would. Like to have a pink dirt bike. Love Mahalah Griggs Dear Santa, I want a Barbe. I wish my Gremow can wallke. Jordan Barber Dear Santa, I love Santa and I love mom too! I want a xbox 360 Fom, Kyle Cooper MS. PARkK ER’S FIRST GRADE Dear Santa all I want for Christmas make up doll I phone5 Shakira Dear Santa all I want for Christmas I phone 5 Ja’michael Dear Santa All I want for Christmas is a phone and make up. Serenity Dear Santa All I want for Christmas is a princess doll Shelby Dear Santa All I want for Christmas 4 wheeler Tyren Dear Santa all I want for Christmas 4 wheeler Christian Dear Santa all I want for Christmas is a Mario games Eli Dear Santa all I want for Christmas is a make up kit and a baby doll baby alive Charity MS. VAUSE’S FIRST GRADE Dear Santa, I want a Ipod. I want a buggy that goes really fast. I us a good boy. I don’t get in trouble in school or at home. I love you. Cameron Taylor. Dear Santa, I want a Barbie Dream House and I want a necklace and some earrings. I want some blue ngernail polish and a Barbie jump rope. I love Santa because you are soft and your beard is uffy. Love, Michelle Weisz Dear Santa, I want a 4-wheeler and an IPod. My name is Jabin and I want to ride your sleigh with you. I have been a good boy. Sincerely, Jabin Thompson Dear Santa, I would like a unicorn, Zmour, a Santa doll and a striped toy zebra and a IPad. I like you. Thank you, Santa! Summer Bunnell Dear Santa, I know that you are at the north poll. I want a race car for Christmas. I want a good Christmas meal for my family. Also, I want a new pair of black gloves. Than k you, Lester Owens Dear Santa, I want a Zoomr because I have a real dog and I love dogs. I want a Barbie Jeep. A recliner so my mom can lay down when her back hurts. I love you Santa. I want to see roodolf. Loghan Carver Dear Santa, I want a IPOD. I want a buggy to ride in. I was a good boy at my house. Now I am a good boy at school too. Robbie Estes Dear Santa, I am in rst grade. I want a Kindle Fire and a remote control airplane that glows in the dark. I love you, dear Santa. I’m going to feed you reindeer some carrots on Christmas. Billy Chandler Dear Santa, I want a doll with cerlee hair. I am Rosa. I am 7 and in rst grade. I love you. My mama likes and IPAD and my brother wants a toy car. My daddy wants some new shoes. Rosa Pascual Dear Santa, My name is Breona. I am 6. I have been good. I want a tablet to play games, a new bike, a Zoomer, and a pet zebra. A real one. Zebras are my favorite animal. I want a big picture of my family for my mama. I love you. Breona O’neal Dear Santa, My name is Jesus, I’m an good. I like to play Santa. I love santa. I want a Kindle Fire for my family. Santa is my rend. Santa, I want a IPod for me. Santa, you are the best. Jesus Pelico-Lopez Dear Santa, Why do you wear red? Inewase, how do you cery that big bag on your back? Is it tru that you go all over the werld in one night? Well time to go. See you later. Oh, that’s right. I can’t see you. Thank you, Nathan Rotella. Dear Santa, I love you becus I love the presents that you give children. I want a golf set and a golf cart becus I play golf. Ant I want a dodge truck for my dad. Christian Daughtry Dear Santa, My name is Ajaylen. I want a for willr and a moder sicle. I am going to get you a present write now. I am going to get you new boots. Ajaylen McNair Dear Santa, My name is Dez. I want a ipod and a iphone and a pink electric scooter. I want an American ag to hang up in my room. I love you Santa. I have been good in home and at school. Dezmonae Sanders MRS. COO kK ’S FIRST GRADE Dear Santa, I want a bicycle and a doll with some clothes and a bed. Merry Christmas Love Sarah Ham Dear Santa, I want a Barie dream house and an e-z bake oven and roller skates for Christmas. Love Kassidy Denney Dear Santa, I want a x-box and a dirt bike. Have a merry Christmas. Love Bradley Page Dear Santa, I want a dirt bike an and ipod. Love Christher Russell Dear Santa, I want a duen buggy and a football. I have been good this year. Love, Chip Ferrell Dear Santa, I want Georgia boots and a x-box 360, a dune buggy, and a football. Love Cayden Millender Dear Santa, I want a bicycle and a doll with some clothes with a bed. Love Katelyn Spurlock Dear Santa, I want a wii game, a dirt bike, and a crayon melter. Love, Harmony Malone Dear Santa, I want a four wheeler. I want a pink nobby. Love, Raegan Dempsey Dear Santa, I want a wii game for Christmas. I have been good. Love, Raymond West Dear Santa, I want a turtle nothing else. My mom wants a new bed. Dalton Bannack Dear Santa, I want a xbox360, basketball, and a bmx bike for Christmas. Love, Javaris Turrell Dear Santa, I want a new dirt bike tire, some hot wheel cars and a sketch pad to draw on. Love, Leroy Shiver Dear Santa, I want a barbie dream house, marker maker, crayon melter and e-x bake oven. Love Adrionna Martin Dear Santa, I want a dune buggy and a x-box. I want it to be a army one. Georgia snake boots. Love, Preston Butler. Dear Santa, I want a Nobby and a bow and arrow. My daddy sister want barbie dolls. Love, Cammie GilbertMRS. D D E mp MP SEY’S FIRST GRADE Dear Santa, May I please have a xbox 360. Please give my friend Esteban a dirt bike. And my friend Emmauel a ipod touch. And also Sheldon a xbox one. I’ve been very good. Your pal, Reshard Robinson Deart Sants, I want a new bedset and a sillcone baby. I want a Build a bear. Please bring my baby brother r.c. Monster trucks. Love Madision Millender Dear Santa, Can I have a dirt bike? Can I have a 4 wheeler? Can I have an ipod? Love, Sheldon James Dear Santa, Can I have a Leapfrog? I want a 4 wheeler for my daddy. My mom wants a ring. Love, Chelsey Braswell Dear Santa, Can I Please have my Barbie Bike? Can I Please have my 4 wheele? Can I Please have my tea party? Love Shianne shaw Dear Santa, Can I have my Beyblades and can I have my Sniper rie Santa? And may I have my At At phone Santa? Love, Dominic Durbin Dear Santa, I want a doll. I love you Santa! My mom wants owers. My dad wants games. Love, Nyashia Evans Dear Santa, May please Santa get my phone? Can I get a Barbie bike? Can you give my mom a phone? Ay’la Derico love Dear Santa, If you are real bring me a xbox 360 with games and my brother a I phone anb my sister a silicone baby. Bring my Dad a 4 wheeler and my mom a sewing machine. Your Pal, Esteban Juan Dear Santa, Please can I have a ipod. Please can I have a Barbie boom? Please can I have a x box? Love, Jasmine Gray Dear Santa, May I please have a bike? May I please have a house? May I please have a house? Your pal, Asya Owens Dear Santa, Can I have a xbox 360 please? And can I please LeapFrog? And can I please have a LeapPod. I’m good. Love Hunter Scott Ard Dear Sata, Can I Please hav a Slnky. Please give my mom perfume and a Pike Pone purple phone. Please give my gradmo money. Please give my brother his Jesus Bed. Love Emmanuel Dear Sata, I want a ipod touch. My mom wants a newphone. I don’t want my niney to die. Love ShyianMS. R R A m M SDELL’S FIRST GRADE Dear Santa, My name is Gracy Paul and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I helped my cousin when he was hurt. Here is my Christmas list: A kindle re I would like you to bring a necklace for my friend because She doesn’t have one. Love Gracin Dear Santa, My name is Amber Kaczmarek and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I shared my money with my brother Andrew the book fain. Here is my Christmas list: Laptop and baby doll I would like you to bring a picture of Andrew and me. for my brother Devin because he misses us. Love Amber Dear Santa, My name is Desire Messer and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I took care of my baby brother when my mom was busy Here is my Christmas list: a Ipad I would like you to bring a necklace for my cousin because I love my cousin Love Desiree Messer Dear Santa, My name is Olivia Poloronis and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I shared my money with Mason for the book fair. Here is my Christmas list: doctor kit, laptop and comic book I would like you to bring a necklace for my Mommy because she wants one. Love Olivia Dear Santa, Franklin County students send their Christmas wishes to St. NickPHOTOS bB Y DD A v V ID AA DLERSTEIN | The Times

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The Times | A3 Thursday, December 26, 2013 Dear Santa, My name is Joel Taylor and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I tried to stay on green all week. Here is my Christmas list: phone. Stunt bike. I would like you to bring I wu to giv sum mane for my because He is a gud because it is for Santa Love Joel Taylor Dear Santa, My name is Jazmyn Maria Pavon and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I took care of my baby cousin in Georgia and I love him. Here is my Christmas list: lap top, computer, my own room, phone, Kindle Fire and my own baby doll I would like you to bring ring, necklace, boy shoes, lotion and love for my mom and dad because my mom and dad love me a lot. Love Jazmyn Maria Pavon Love: me Dear Santa, My name is Josalyn Ward and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I babsat my friend’s baby. Here is my Christmas list: 1 turtle I would like you to bring Ipod for my Josh because he is nice Love Dear Santa, My name is Erie Price and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I took care of my baby sister when my mom was busy. Here is my Christmas list: phone, turtle, lap top I would like you to bring a winter hat for my bab sister because she needs it. Love Dear Santa, My name is Promise Amy and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I stayed on green for two weeks at school. Here is my Christmas list: a lap top, Mrs. Ramshll and my mom. I would like you to bring a necklace for my friend Jazmyn because She plays with me. Love Promise Dear Santa, My name is Ryan Mills and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I feed my dog every day. Here is my Christmas list: lap top, computer games I would like you to bring a dirt bike for my friend Joel because he wants it. Love Ryan Dear Santa, My name is Anthony Khambrel and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I listen to my teachers and try to stay on green. Here is my Christmas list: Kindle Fire for Christmas I would like you to bring a Kindle Fire for my brother Deontay because I love him Love Khambrel Dear Santa, My name is Josh Dykes and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I have green all day (I have been on “green” all day) Here is my Christmas list: a mosntr truck and a dr bic I would like you to bring a monster truck Love Josh Dykes Dear Santa, My name is Shlok Patel and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I helped my grandpa dad and bruther x basketball hoop. Here is my Christmas list: I want a comic dooks, stunt bike, Monster truck and Killy Pickler. I would like you to bring a necklace and four my dad a 2 new cae for my Mom and dad because I Love them. Love Shlok MRS. MALLON’S SECOND GRADE Dear Santa, How are you? I hope you are staying warm this winter. I would like a puppy this year and a animal balloon set. I would also like a slushie maker and a barbie dream house. Love Cassandra Dear Santa, I have been really good this year! I would like for you to bring an iPod, electric skooter, a xbox 360 a new squeaky toy for my puppy, and a dirt bike for my brother and me. How are the reindeer doeing? Love Kiana Dear Santa, I have been really good this year! I would like for you to bring an ipad, a wii, a swingset, and a pool, Xbox one, 3DS, and a toy reindeer and a aying horse. Love Emma Rowland Dear Santa, I have been really good this year! I would like for you to bring an wii, for wheeler, clothes, shoes, jewelry, a Barbie Toys, a lap top, makeup, on Drichen, Justin Beber Backpack. Love Trinity Creamer Dear Santa, I’ve been mediocre this year! I would like you to bring me a sparkle dress, and a diamonds and money. Love Taylor Pendleton Dear Santa, I have been mediocre but I wunte my forwheel Ficste and I wunte a teacher set and a ring and a glitr set and a glitr bed set and I wunte a belepesing nd a cristle gres and I wunte a onedreshun opustr. Love Aniyah Rivera Dear Santa, I would like for you to bring an iPod, a dirt bike, and a playstation 3 and a x box 360 Flat screen tV how is you rian Deer doninen I will make a plat of cookies and a glass of hot choclate and I love your reindeer. Love Austin White Dear Santa, I have been relly good this year I would like for you to bring an ipad for my Love Amontaye Dear Santa, I have been realy good this year! I would like for you to bring me a dirtbike. For Christmas. Love Esteban Dear Santa, I have really good this year! I would like for you to Bring an iPod, caise, and cut clothes. Love Isabella Aaron Price Dear Santa, I have been really good this year! I would like you to bring me an ipod, a remote controle boat and a x-box 3 for Christmas! Love Reece Juno Dear Santa, I think I’m doing good. I want a WWe2K14 For The Xbox 360. A computer and a WWe Movie and WWe stuff. Thanks for sending you phone number but tell Edward to Stop making messes. How is Rhodolf With the red noes. Merry chrismas!!! Ho Ho Ho Love, Will luberto MS. HERRINGTON’S SECOND GRADE Dear Santa, My name is Malic and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping people I have shown my good behavior by foloing drecing I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a dirt bicealle a horse a kalasaki four wheeler a remote control dirtbike, ar remo control monster truck, a remote control four wheeler, a remote control doom buggy Santa, my family my mom papa my brthr and me an my gamme I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to have a dirt bike Dear Santa, My name is Joslyn Tipton and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by doing chores. I have shown my good behavior by making A honerole I think my good behavior should be rewarded with toy A Easy Bake Oven, Pot Belly pig, Art Box, Art Kit, and most of all I want a Marker air Brush. Santa, my family is the best in the hole wide world. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to have a good job when I’m older. Dear Santa, My name is Taylor and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being good I have shown my good behavior by getting A onuroll I think my good behavior should be rewarded with should be paid with money and with my two front teeth. Santa, my family My family is the coolest family in the world. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to make the world a better place. To help Ellderly people and poor people. Dear Santa, My name is Peyton and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by making the A honoroll I have shown my good behavior by listening I think my good behavior should be rewarded with tramplen and other stuff Santa, my family is the 2nd best family I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future a dino toy Dear Santa, My name is Hannah and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by not ghting with my brother and not hiting him I have shown my good behavior by getting a ipod a scooter and a fake deer that I can shoot I think my good behavior should be rewarded with AB honiroll Santa, my family is the sweetiest family in the hole wide world they care for me and I care for them. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I am pretty and I make good friends and my friends love me and I can love them. Dear Santa, My name is Landrick and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by making A’s I have shown my good behavior by make great choice in school I think my good behavior should be rewarded with family Santa, my family nice I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future family to be together Dear Santa, My name is Andie and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by making straight A’s I have shown my good behavior by being helpfull I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a marker drawing board, a Stocking full of candy Santa, my family is so nice and I love them I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I want a human size Ruodulf doll. Dear Santa, My name is Cody and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by I made straight As all year. I have shown my good behavior by I all ways help my family in some special stuff. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a poisonous snake, famous football players Santa, my family is very nise to me and I am nise to them. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future that I become a famous football player. Dear Santa, My name is Charlei and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by having strat A’s. I help my friends to. I have shown my good behavior by I got a reward. I helped friends with math and reading. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a 3d ds or pot belly pig or a big walking puppy what I rely want is a hamster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Santa, my family is me Charlie Rory Nacs Jack Max JouJou!! Thay are cool I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future When I grow up I want to be a teacher or artist. Dear Santa, My name isWes and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by making A horole I have shown my good behavior by following directions I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a monster truck. Santa, my family is cool. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to have row bots. Dear Santa, My name is Leonard Craig Conway Jr. and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by Getting the A honoroll. I have shown my good behavior by Listening to my teachers and helping others. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with A tramblin, Madden 257 my two front teeth, and Neaa 14. Santa, my family is the second best family the rst best family is God’s family. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I can be afootball player. Dear Santa, My name is Maya and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by getting a honroll evry year. I have shown my good behavior by lisening in class. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with the best gift ever. Santa, my family I love my family my brother is the beat brother ever and I love my Mom and Dad. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be more awesome. Dear Santa, My name is Nathanial and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year making the a honer roll I have shown my good behavior by being good I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a xbox 360 Santa, my family is the best I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be more fun Dear Santa, My name is Jayla and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by Having AB honrol because my teacher Mrs. Cates and Mrs. Herrington help me learn. I have shown my good behavior by I have been helping my teachers. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with books and a hamster and money. Santa, my family is real nice and my teacher’s are real nice. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future having a good job. Dear Santa, My name is Aubrie and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by listening to my teacher’s. I have shown my good behavior by getting A-honoral and being good. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a real bunny rabbit with a princess dress and a crown. Santa, my family is really nice and cool and rocks! I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future a lot of bunny rabbits. Dear Santa, My name is Kristian and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being good I have shown my good behavior by showing good behavior I think my good behavior should be rewarded with Xbox halo 4 and a toy rabbit and a minerat and a space gun. Santa, my family is very nice! I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to give me a jet pack Dear Santa, My name is Reagen and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being good I have shown my good behavior by being good I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a hamster Santa, my family is the greatest family ever! I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future the best Christmas ever. MS. SMITH’S SECOND GRADE Dear Santa I wish that I have a tablet plees Santa I really want to have a tablet really bad santa. Gabriela Dear Santa How are you and your reindeer feeling? One boy named Anthony said Rudolph is not real Santa will you please tell me if I’m on the naughty list or the nice list Santa I’m begging my dad for a horse for Christmas and all the stuff a horse needs to barrel race. Mason Dear Santa How are you? What is it like at the North Pole? I heard that you are giving out presents this year. Can you please call me on Christmas Eve I will tell you what I want for Christmas I want an American girl doll, orbeze soothing spa, easy bake oven, slippers, and Christmas dress and a razzer scooter. Emily Dear Santa I heard you are giving presents I want a Iphone5 and a dirt bike toys and a xboxone and nike shoes and a razer back shirt and clothes. Gavin Dear Santa All I want for Christmas is a four wheeler and a xbox360 and a playstation How are your raindeer doing? Ryan Dear Santa How are you doing. I would like some stuff I would like a camo dirt bike, stuffed cat, trampoline, camo dirt bike helmet William Dear Santa all I want for Chistnas is dirt bike and a computer and a new bike and a phone. Your guy it’s on the good list. Aden Dear Santa what are you doing? This is what I want for Christmas an xbox and a dirt bike. And a zike and a new bike and a remote monster truck. Then I want a bing bag chair and a motor cycle, wheelies Jordan’s. Braden Dear Santa I heard that you give good people presents I’m good so I can tell you what I want I want a Barbie house, hamster, 3 horses, kitten, bike, Ipod phone, chalkboard, laptop, Barbie dolls, Barbie doll clothes, dress, makeup, red dress, and movies. How you doing Santa? I love your beard and I love you. Kirsten Dear Santa Hey, Santa how are you doing? I am telling you what I want for Christmas. Rip stick, basketball, football kickball Georgia boots, xbox 360 Zikee bike new markers, Alabama hat, Am I on the good list or the bad list? How is Rudolph doing! Anthony Dear Santa How are your reindeer! How is the north Pole! How is your presents! I wont a xbox360 and a bike and a ball and a lego re ghter place and a truck. Justin Dear Santa How are the reindeer? Well this is what I want a bike and a mp3 player and a hamster a new barnet boa with aeros and a xbox360 and a dirt bike and toys and lots of books and a phone How are you Santa? Reid Dear Santa Ha santa I heard you was giving out prenstents I want a remote car and a airplane remote and a gas dirt bike Santa, I hope the reindeer are being good and santa I hope you feel better santa. Santa how is the elves ? are they making toys Santa? Marcus Dear Santa How are you? You are the best and I want a ipod I talked to you on the phone. Ava Dear Santa How are you doing Santa? I heard that you were giving out presents this year. I would like these thangs An xbox 360 and this game hallo4 an a dirt bike and a four wheeler. Xavier Dear Santa I love reindeer. I want a dog. I want a cat. I want a apple phone. I want a horse I want a hamster. Marissa Dear Santa What are your elves making this year? Am I on the nice list? This is what I want I want some boots and some nike shoes and some books by Terry Letters to Santa easy bake oven, slippers, and Christmas presents I want a Iphone5 and a dirt bike toys and a xboxone and nike shoes and a Santa, my family is really nice and cool tablet plees Santa I really want to have Anthony said Rudolph is not real Santa begging my dad for a horse for Christmas and all the stuff a horse needs to barrel Dear Santa How are you? What is it like at the North Pole? I heard that you are giving out presents this year. Can you please call me on Christmas Eve I will tell you what I want for Christmas I want an American girl doll, orbeze soothing spa, easy bake oven, slippers, and Christmas please call me on Christmas Eve I will tell you what I want for Christmas I want an easy bake oven, slippers, and Christmas a lego re ghter place and a truck. Justin Well this is what I want a bike and a mp3 with aeros and a xbox360 and a dirt bike Dear Santa Ha santa I heard you was giving out prenstents I want a remote car and a airplane remote and a gas dirt bike Santa, I hope the reindeer are being good Santa how is the elves ? are they making Dear Santa How are you? You are the best and I want a ipod I talked to you on

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A4 | The Times Thursday, December 26, 2013 Dear Santa How is Rudolf doing? A Christmas hat. I want a kick ball. I want a boat. Logan Dear Santa how is Rudolph doing? Is he doing good. I believe in you and Rudolph. I would like to have a dirt bike and a new bike and a pogostick. Bricyn MS. LUBERTO’S SECOND GRADE Dear Santa This is Chase I have been kinda good naughty and nice have you lost weight I would like some boots please I also want my dirt bike xed if that’s not too much trouble I deserve this because I have helped my mama and she has 5 boys love Chase Dear Santa This is Evan I have been nice this year how are the reindeer? I hope they are ready for Christmas because I am Do you know what would make me happy is a blue bike I deserve this because I helped my mom decorate. Love Evan Dear Santa My name is Austin I’ve been pretty good this year What are you doing right now? I’m in school. I hope you are doing good for Christmas I would like a new bike and a game. Love Austin Dear Santa This is Ary I’ve been nice how is my elf doing is he doing good. I would like my elf back and this is something that I want some shoes. case for I phone rainbow headphones and an Ipad and American gril doll and iphone5 Dear Santa This is Hannah I have been nice this whole year I would like for you to bring me a diamond ring and a niniehd ds I also want an Ipad I deserve this because I been nice to my sister and that’s hard to do. Love Hannah Dear Santa This is your friend Blake I have been good this year I want an Ipad. I think I should get these things because I’m doing my work. Love Blake Dear Santa My name is Corbin How are the reindeer? Got any new ones? Nevermind The gift that I really want is a play station 4 PS4 and an Xbox one I deserve these because I’ve been nice. Love, Corbin Dear Santa This is Onamae How are your reindeers doing? I want a tablet for Christmas. I have been super nice and nice Love Onamae Dear Santa I have done some good things and some bad I will try to be good next year This year I would like an xbox 1 and games for it. And headphones for mp3 player I think I should git these because I’ve helped my mom. Love Jordon Dear Santa My name is Rebecca I have been nice this year How have you been this year? I hope good! I relly want an I Pod for Christmas. I also want a Kindlere. I deserve these because I’m a good girl. Love RebeccaMS. B B ROWN’S SECOND GRADE Dear Santa I have been good today that’s because my teacher says I’m special I want a monster truck race car, and a snow bord. Your friend Nathan Dear Santa I want a kindle re Barbie doll and elf and I want a art set and my family to have a good Christmas Your friend Remi Dear Santa I’m 7 years old I have been good These three things that I want for Christmas I want a lego set a cat and a lego hero factory. Your friend Owen Dear Santa I have been good I see you sent a elf to my house right we put up our Christmas tree prince touched the elf Also I want some new Barbie, a puppy and some new friends. Your friend Bradlynn Dear Santa I want a dog for Christmas and a dirt bike and a lego city set and that all. Your friend Zack Dear Santa I want a Barbie doll because Santa gives us presents and put the presents under are Christmas tree that’s way I like the holidays cause it was snowing outside. Your friend Josie Dear Santa I wont a dirt bike Because I was all wanted own An I wont a 4 ten were I can go hunting and a bow because I like them And a bow beuse I like thim I thrid to be good. And I wish you a merry Christmas Thank You Dakota Dear Santa I would like a dog lego set 4-10 please I’m sorry if I wuse bad merre Christmas Santa Your friend Bryson Dear Santa I am the only boy out of ve children This is my wish for Christmas. I would like a airplane, bike and remote control. Your friend Nicholas Cooper Dear Santa Baby alive scooter a brbie house. Your friend Hayden Dear Santa I trid my best to be good I have been good in school I clen my room to my three things I deserve them the three things I want is a remote control truck a remote control boat and kindle re HD Your friend Kaden Dear Santa I want a iphone 5 a tablet and a kindle re HD and I all ways have been good all with the chargers to all of them for Christmas. Your friend Laelah Dear Santa What do I whot for Christmas I wont hair stuff and Barbie play set and a toy cat and dog I’m 7 years old your friend Cayleigh Dear Santa today I will get an elf and I will take a book and a Barbie doll and I’m 8 years old I’m a girl I been good. Your friend Jaqueline Dear Santa I want a skateboard and a 4 willeler and a rele bow I have a beg bedroom and a beg yard I ben good I am 7 years old and I have the best mom and Dad and sister. Your friend Gaven Dear Santa I wont a new dollhouse and a new playhouse a new art set so if you wont to no how old I am 8 years old but what is a kindle that is what my mom is going to ask you ok Your friend Ansley Dear Santa I want a four wheeler and a remote control helicopter and a ipod I ben good I am 8.Your friend Matthew Dear Santa I try to be good. I’m not the best. And please get me a iphone 5 a Xbox 360 and minecraft And I’m 8 years old. Your friend Lonnie Dear Santa This Christmas I would like a toy shark and a toy dinosaur and one more thing I would like and it’s a toy tiger. Your friend Bentley Dear Santa What I want for Christmas Santa Claus is a kindle and a Barbie doll and a new set of headphones and everything in the world!!!!!!!! Your friend ImaniMS. HAm M ’S Th H IRD GRADE My name is Emaleigh Segree. I am almost 9 year old. I have been a good girl this year. I want a pink dirt bike, American Girl doll, angry bird stuff, a new pink bike, and a horse. Why can’t we see you? How are your raindeer? I hope the elfs love to make toys. Thank you for all my toys I hope to get more ever year. Love, Emaleigh Dear Santa, I want a dirt bike. I wont a 9 mude thruk. I wont an x box. I want to see you. From Thomas Dear Mister santa, I’ve been good all year and I woud like asp 4, psvidq, xbox, chemistry set, traen a ilinead, ipod. That’s all I want. Oh wait, I also want a treehose. Thanks Santa! Love Daylon Dear Santa, My name is Parker. I am nine years old, and I want a hubbpe green machine. Goodbye! Your friend, Parker. Dear Saint Nick I’ve been a very good girl. I would like a bike, monster high dolls, monster high hootell, lots of dark diaries books, Santa doll, a rain deer, kidle re HD and a barbie movie. Your friend, Sarai Dear Santa Clause, I have been a very good girl this year and for Christmas I want a big doll house, puppy, new bike, Monster high motel, furby, angry bird and Barbie fairy secret move. Love, Aubree To Saint Nick, I’ve been very nice this year so for Christmas I want the Skynaders swap force dark edition. Christmas is my most favorite holiday in the universe. It’s not about getting it’s about giving. Oh and Merry Christmas to you. Love Trott Dear Santa, I have tried to be a good girl this year even though my annoying brother Jack Harris! He needs some coal in his stocking. Nay ways all I want is peace, and love, and oh wait a minute let me get my toys on my list. Ok, I want a American doll Julie ivy for chirstmas and I want Mario cart and Innity, the wii games in my stocking. Love Marissa Gilbert. Dear Santa, I am nine years old and my name is Shalyn. I want a moped, elf on the shelf and a good Christmas. I have been very good this year. I am all ready for Christmas. Love Shalyn Dear Santa Claus, I am nine years old and I’m in 3rd grade. I want a blue bike, a new phone a real one, and a cleaning set so I canhelp mom clean. I have been a good girl this year. I will set out eggnog for you this year and milk chlolate milk, and cookies to : Santa Claus from your friend Kimberly Segree. Dear Santa Claus How are you all? I will put out milk and cookies out & carrots for the rein deer. What I really want for Christmas is a karoke, radio & keep sake box. I have been very good. Your friend, Emma Gragg Dear Santa, I have tried to be good this year. I try so hard because I know you are coming. This year I want a thing called Pop Cheff. Then next year I can make you a yummy snack. I also want a cross made out of marbles. Merry Merry Christmas! Thank you Santa! Your Friend Grace. My name is Jerelyn. I am 9 years old. I have been good. I’ve liked all the Christmas presents that you put under my tree, and what I want for Christmas is and elf on a shelf because I think it is cool. I would also like for you to bring me an ipod please. Your friend, Jerelyn Dear Santa, My name is Madlyn and I am a 5th grader at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by cleaning my mom’s house. I have shown my good behavior by obeying my family and respecting the elders. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a I pad touch! Santa, my family and I are goping to put out 3 extra cookies! (you’re welcome!) I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I would like to be rewarded with a pair of Sperries.MS. ClCL ARK’S T hH IRD GRADE Dear Santa, My name is Adam Loesch. I really want a Furby Boom. And a bracelet thing but I forgot what it’s called. But I can describe it a little to make the bracelet it comes with little rubber bands to make the bracelets. And a Pop the Pig for me and my sister we thing it will be fun. I also want to get something nice for my mom and dad and sister. Your friend, Autumn M. Loesch Dear Santa, I hope you get me xbox one and a ipod and iphone and sewing kit and some popcorn make and a candy cany make and a Ds Merry Chistmas Your friend, Alecksus bouzemann Dear Santa, My name is Emily Reese Smith. I hope you get ma a monster high doll and new barbi doll and new shoes too. I also want a kindlere and a new bike too. I also want new Stuffed animal like kinny the camel. Off of Jessia and I ant boom boom. Love, Emily Reese Smith Dear Santa, Hear is the list of preasnts’s I want to esive. I want guitar and a snowcone mushen and the most thing I want is my uncle Lee to come home for cristmas and that all I want for Cristmas. Your friend, Kaylee Segree Dear Santa, I hope you give me a knew four wheeler, dirt bike, transformer named hotshot. A knew video game for a nintindo 64. Your friend, Ryland Dear Santa, I’ve been between good and bad. I’m wishing for a new Ipod cause my sister broke it. A boy or two Monster Highs and the rest girl Monster Highs. And a password jounal. Love, Sara Dear Santa, My name is Colten. I onley want a skate bord and a cilling game for my xbox so I wooden’t have to be bord all the time and a nuther present I wan’ t to go bake to my regulr house beause I miss my teacher and my best friends and my family. Your friend, Colten Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a Barbie dreamhouse. I really want a new laptop too! Santa I also want some more art supplies. Oh! For my dog Peaches, I want a new warm house. I love you Santa! Your friend Alondra Jiminez Dear Santa, My name is Luis. What I most want for Christmas is a razor scooter. The really new ones. And the new xbox one. There way cooler then the regular ones. And a bike that’s all I wont for Christmas. This is the last one let all of us have a good Christmas. Your friend, Luis Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a iphone5, tablet, and a toy stove. I hope you can bring those three things I really want. Please please bring them for a good girl. This stuff is really is what I really want. Your favorite reindeer, Kyla Culver Dear Santa, All I want for Cristmas is money. So I can buy me my own stuff. So that we’re clear. I want 50$ I’am happy ether way. What you give my you can give me anything Your frined, Ethan Shivley Dear Santa, My name is Jorden. I want a Bowen errow For Chismas. Your Elf is doing a good job. And I want a helicopter to. Love JordenMS. S S C h H AFFER’S T h H IRD GRADE Dear Santa, I would like gravity boots for mCristmas because they let me jump higher and I want to go to a slam dunk. They also let you run in slow motion. I want to run in slow motion. They also let you run fast if you try to walk. Don Dear Santa, How have you been? I want Skylander sopfros and the wesan. I should get it because I have been good this Christmas and you are my best friend Santa. That is all I want for Christmas. Ethan Hey Santa! Have you checked your list twice? I know that I have. So tell me how is Ms. Cloue and the elfs doing? I have to tell you this because all I want is a pair of boots, so it will go with my belt. I really thing if been good this year. I hope all the reindeers are ready for the take off to go to all the kid’s house. Seincerly, Brittany Dear Santa, I would like a phone for Christmas. They are cool and I do need a phone for me to be safe. I know that you are a good man because you give everyone what they want. You’re very cool! Sincerely, Brianna Dear Santa, This Christmas I want a pack of color 1000s, make up, root beer and Magic Tree House books. I’d like bows, jewelry, perfume. Also diamonds. Sincerely, Lucy Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. All I want is to be with m y family and Lego gures. Sincerely, Matthew Dear Santa, How are your elves and reindeer been doing? I would like an I pod, a nabi, and a minute touch screen phone. I wish for everyone to have a great Christmas even you and your elves and all of your reindeer. Have a awesome Christmas! Sincerely, Jaylan Prince Dear Santa, All I want for Chrismas is a Darth Vader ship and all of the men too, golf cart, a police car and a Call of Duty Ghosts. Sincerely, Justus Dear Santa, How have you been? What I want for Christmas is a fourwheeler. I have been wanting that because my uncle use to have one and I wanted it so bad & so much. I don’t care if it is big or small. I just want one so bad. Karlee Dear Santa Claus, I want a monster high for Cristmas becase I cleand my bedroom and now you can see what a space I have. I am happy that my bedroom is clean. I can play in it. Bow you can see what toys I have? How is your reindeers doing Santa, how is Mrs. Clause doing and is Rudolph’s nose still red? So how is Rudolph doing? I hope there all doing just ne. Sincerely, Kelsey Dear Santa Claus, I have been very good this year. Could you please tell the elves to make me a laptop. I want it because I have a computer that need cords that don’t go with it so I tought I could ask you for one this year.. I really want a panda hat and an impethreeplaer. I want them because it has music and the hat could keep me warm. I want a speshle Christmas. Oh! Merry Christmas Santa Clause. Sincerely, Adia Dear Santa, How is Rodowf doing? I want a goKart and a pelit Rifel with a scope. I also want a Santa Claus Action gure and a pet chinchile. Love, William W. MRS. MARTINA’S T hH IRD GRADE Dear Santa, My name is Mahaley Shuler and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by clean my room, helping others, and Shareing my toys. I have shown my good behavior by cleaning, getting good grades and helping other. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with Santa, my family Shule family my mom is michelle my brothers are Timmy and Jeremy then me the little is I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future make me good, strong, clever and for me to have a good grade. Dear Santa, My name is Zach and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by clean my house I have shown my good behavior by making good choices I think my good behavior should be rewarded with Ane game Santa, my family is good to me and I am goo to them I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be good Dear Santa, My name is Mason and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping people. I have shown my good behavior by I lisn to mom and dad. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a new puppy. Santa, my family I love them help them. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future rona dirt bike. Dear Santa, My name is Arav Patel and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by listening, being quiet, showing respect, helping my family, and by working hard. I have shown my good behavior by cleaning my room, being good and by making good grades. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a PSI, dirt bike and smart tv. Santa, my family is very important to me because they help me and they play with me when I have know one to play with me. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be good so I don’t have a hard time working and so I some time to help. Dear Santa, My name is Mark Willis and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by at home I help with my little brother and sister and sometimes I clean the kitchen. I have shown my good behavior by helping others and being polite. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with an 8 ft. basketball goal with a glass backboard. Santa, my family is very important to me. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I want to be in the military. Dear Santa, My name is Evan and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by not ghting with my brother at home. I have shown my good behavior by doing good in school. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with Cod 9nost & Cod 4 Santa, my family is verey in portent to me. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I whant a ying huver bord. Dear Santa, My name is Owen and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by listening, making good grades and good sportsmanship. I have shown my good behavior by not going to the office, doing chores and being a little com. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with xbox one, psy, dsi, wwe1u, basketball goal, N6aiu, Mi6in, NT119 and a tazer. Santa, my family loves me, buys me things, does holidays, plays with me, protects me and cook. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future flying hoverboard and a dinete Dear Santa, My name is Trinity Taylor and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by listening to my parents and my teacher, Clean ing my room, caring for people, but especially by being a student. I have shown my good behavior by Helping the teacher and being polite. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with the coolest toy ever. Santa, my family is very very sweet they should get rewarded with the best thing in the world. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future will give me a robot boxer. I want a very good friend. Dear Santa, My name is Rainey Smith and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by feeding the dogs get new trach bags driy the dishes. I have shown my good behavior by putting my clothes away and helping my mommy do the longer. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a bow a frind ship nekles and brolch set and a toy gunand the holiday dull. Santa, my family is so sweet and so kind I think you should get thim somthang. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I want to be a softdall plawer and a dolthin traner. Dear Santa, My name is Wyatt Abercrombie and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my fireds I have shown my good behavior by boing the dishes I think my good behavior should be rewarded with flying huverboard Santa, my family needs a monky for a pet I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I wish to de a gitaur player. Dear Santa, My name is John River Sheridan and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by smilling to every one I see being nice, and doing all my work at school! I have shown my good behavior by listening to my teacher, mom and dad. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with my presents I want is three things a tape recorder, crayola moutain mold factory and a video camara. Santa, my family is very furtunite and nice, and we help others. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to get new toys and have my writing career take off. Dear Santa, My name is Lee and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being nice to people and helping people. I have shown my good behavior by doing what the teacher tells me to do. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a present like money. Santa, my family has been working very hard I think they should be awarted. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future a nice house and a good job.MS. MOSES’ Th H IRD GRADE Dear Santa, My name is Emily Mcanally and I am a student at the ABC School. I am a good student. I have made some great choices this year by listen, folloing dresnis frst time givin. I have shown my good behavior by take care of my mommy wen she is sick. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with A litl marmare set and a trane set and a how to trane your drooin set and a happ family and a nite terey toy. Santa, my family needs my mom to fill betr so we will all fill beter in our harts. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future is grate. Where there is a car for every sinis and my hope in my hart will be fill. I wish my mommy will come back and that my granny has a grate merig. Dear Santa, My name is Leah Wren and I am 8 years old. I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my sister and trying to be good in class. I have shown my good behavior by helping my friends. I try my best. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a orbee foot spa. I want it bad! My mommy needs a new door! Dad needs candy! Emma needs a new doll! I need a orbee feet spa! I wish for the future to be good. Letters to Santa

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The Times | A5 Thursday, December 26, 2013 Dear Santa, My name is Jabara Pearson and I am a student at the ABC School. I am a good student. I have made some great choices this year by listening in class bening respect in class, home… I have shown my good behavior by bening good in school, home, with dad… I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a medium fourwheeler not to slow not to fast just right My family needs nice light bulbs for Christmas because our two lights are out. I wish for the future that nobody gets sick, injured….. Dear Santa, My name is Mikaela Sanford and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping people and my family by crushing the cans and washing the dishes and cleaning my room and making my bed. I have shown my good behavior by helping my friends with their work and projects when they need any help. I help almost everybody. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with my nice friends and family. That is all I want for Christmas. I want my family together one more time because these past year I lost haft of my family. Santa, my family is aesome nice and wonderful to me. They help me with my homework and everything I need I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to keep my family together forever because we might not be together one last time to say sorry for bad things I’d done. I love my family and that is going to change. Love Mikaela Thank you Santa, Your girl Mikaela Dear Santa, My name is Shyanna Cogburn and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by dowing all my work and dowing all my chores. I have shown my good behavior by being good to my family, and being good at school. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a tadlet, Iphon and a lap top. Santa, my family loves me and cares for me and erans lots of my love. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be much better and clean. Thank you Santa marry Christmas Love Shyanna Dear Santa, My name is Colin and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my friends, doing homework and a lot of good things. I have shown my good behavior by following direcrions, listening doing it. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a big elefant like a big hookin’ present like a pet elefant Santa, my family has really been wanting stuff and its all up to me to be good. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future We can have a really good Christmas and spend time with my family. Dear Santa, I know I already wrote a note to you but I actually like it. And now I’m listing the toys! A remote control airplane, human hamster ball, WWE belts! Intercontenetus, WWE Championship basket ball goal for door. That’s about it. From Colin Stuart We ng to Santa Dear Santa, My name is Jackson Segree and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by not trying to talk during instructiuons. I have shown my good behavior by being realy quiet and helpful. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a in nity characters like some Cars characters. Santa, my family needs a billion bucks and a new car if that’s okay. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future for people not to be hungry and I wish ther’s no scaryness accept on October. Dear Santa, My name is Eric Lau and I am a student at the ABC School. I am 8 years old. I have made some great choices this year by doing my work in my class. I have shown my good behavior by listening, following directions and respect others. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with an Ipad 2 because I have been working hard. Santa, my family are hard workers. I think they deserve the things they need. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I would like to do my best on my test and prove my answer. Dear Santa, My name is Kylan Ross and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping others, doing my work and trying my very best. I have shown my good behavior by listening, being helpful and using kind words. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a really good present. I want something that I could keep forever. I want a computer. Santa, my family wants to take a vacation to Hawaii to relax and have some fun. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be a safer place and for people to recycle all the time to help the world. Thank you Santa. Merry Christmas from Kylan Dear Santa, My name is John Michael Thompson and I am a student at the ABC School (Apalachicola Bay Charter School). I have made some great choices this year by using my manners at computer center. I have shown my good behavior by using my manners at computer center. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with more Skylander Characters. Santa, my family needs more money (for food). I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future more Skylander characters. Dear Santa, My name is Kendall Hill and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by cheering people up and helping people. I have shown my good behavior by being respectful and listening. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with an android laptop. Thanks Santa Kendall Dear Santa, My name is Laithan Kent and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by Listen to my mom. Don’t be mean to my sister! I have shown my good behavior by Be good at home I take care of my dog! I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a new Xbox and some new games! My Xbox broke! Santa, my family needs some new dogs! It will be crazy at my hose! I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be safe, recycle, be good! So no one is hurt, betup, being mean to! Dear Santa, My name is Daisy Jimenez and I am a student at the ABC School. I am 8 years old. I have made good choices this year by and I mind my mom and dad of curse my teacher. I show my best behavior to my teacher, my mom, and dad. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with Mrs. Moses and my mom and dad and the last thing is to to the presenbull. Santa, my family is Betty and Eliseo and Elizabeth that is my sister. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future it has energy so good people and the kid to learn. Dear Santa, My name is Gabie Register and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by following drections like I am spose to do and do not talk during instrudtion. I have shown my good behavior by being quiet when I am spose to and doing thing like the teacher tell me to do. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with have presents for Chrsmas is a easy bake oven and boot camo ag. Santa, my family has been good to me and I should be good to them like clean the house for them. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future would do recycle more and help the future be clean more. Dear Santa, My name is Alisha Arroyo and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by Listening to my teacher the rst time she said and taking good care of my brother Marco. I have shown my good behavior by Listening to my mother, my teacher, my dad, my papa and my Grandma and Grampa. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a tablet because I’ve been very good and I think I have earned a tablet. Santa, my family needs a cleaner house, satllight contection to my mom’s room for her tv. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to recycle, never throw ot trash on the ground, never liter, there NO bullies, and be safer than before. Dear Santa, My name is Jonathan Carter and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by by listening to my teacher and helping others. I have shown my good behavior by minding my mom and dad. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with presents that I would like for Christmas. Santa, my family needs a vacation. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future that my grades get better and a great future. Dear Santa, My name is Ashton and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by doing good in school, listening, and following directions, making an a on my spelling and a b on my test. I have shown my good behavior by a homework pass, because I am good in line not talking in line When I am not so ppost to and be following rules. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with something else too. Santa, my family is nice to me because my brother helps me with my homework thow he is mean to me he can still get presents. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be nice. I wish this ws the best Cristmas ever. Dear Santa, My name is Jayden Nichols and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my parents by doing hard work with them and cooking with my mom and help my dad pick heavy things up. I have shown my good behavior by not ghting with my brother. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a air hog werld senser. Santa, my family is charming, loving and nice. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be with ying cars. MS. FORD’S THIRD GRADE Dear Santa This year I was good and I want a art set for Christmas and when I get the art set I’m going to paint in it all day long and when it is tiem to put it up when I’m told I will do what I’m told. Love Cloey Malone Dear Santa I have been good this year and I want Christmas to be good for everyone not just me. Christmas is a great holiday for children’s all around the world everyone can celebrate Christmas everybody loves Christmas don’t they. Sincerely Ta’Shaw Dear Santa Thi year I have been good.I have helped my mom clean the house. I have helped my Dad clean the yard. What I want this year is an ipod and some geoige boots. Love Mason Ray Dear Santa I’m being good Santa I want a xbox voice activated I want a nintindo 2ds I want pokeman x and pokeman y Sincerely Ellis carter Billingsley Dear Santa I have been good this year so may I have a utter bye fairies, easy bake oven, la loopsy doll Barbie dream house a pet horse orbees luxurous spa, and piny pon skilodge. Love Kylie Dear Santa I have been good Santa What I want for Christmas is a lot of byblads a psp and psp games. A bebe gun a real dirt bike because I have been good. From Dylan Dear Santa I have been good Santa This is my Christmas list 1. Bike 2. Intindoe d.s. 3. elf on a shelf 4. wii 5. Hello Kitty everything 6. Justin Biver everything 7. because I have been doing chores. Love Macy Dear Santa I what a one derision cd one dirison bera one derision doll a bike a colerd. And I banin good I have banin doing my class work I ban in little to my teacher. Love Montana Woods Dear Santa I have ben good and I wot for Chrimis two boy blade I ben good and wineme because I be good The holiday long time and the last think you are and wot to askes you. I love you Austin Dear Santa Christmas list for a lot of video games for my wii and ds and the new fast and the furious mevie and paci c rim. Why I should recievethe gifts is I’ve been good this year and I listened and done whatever I was told. Sincerly Xavier T Martin MS. KING’S FOURTH GRADE Dear Santa This year for Christmas It would be wonderful if you can bring my hole family to my grandma’s house and have a feast with them. I would like it just me and my dad can go hunting together If you can get a zike so me and my brother so we can ride. Bryce Dear Santa This year for Christmas it would be great if you could make it snow. I would also like a tip to Disney World I would like for my uncle Leo to come for Christmas be cause he life’s faraway and I hardly get to see him. I also like to sing with my friend Hayley we would like some instruments I would like some new shosz and cloths for Christmas to. Sarah Dear Santa This year for Christmas if you would give me money to go on vacation also would you please get me a dog for Christmas and would you please get me a bike. I would like all those things thank you Sincerely Andrew. Dear Santa This year for Christmas I will love to have my uncle pewe from Alabama to visit us for Christmas. It willl be cool to get a big forwiler I will love for all of my family to come down and have Christmas. I want a new home for Christmas. I would relly love to have a gator long sleve shert with a hudey, and a Alabama one to. I want a dirt bike that will t me. Love Emley Dear Santa This year it would be nice if I got a awesome super cool trip to see Arieono grand in California. It also be grate if it snowed in Florida and if I got a ipod touch. I like to sing to so if you can get me some instruments so me and my family could sing together. I would like a lot of money for my family and to buy the mall. Sincerely Hayley Dear Santa This year for Christmas I want to go to Hawaii I hope it snows there to. I also want a new surfboard so I can surf. I want to see my cousins so I can see what they do for living. I wish I could see them every day but I can’t Sincerely Larry Dear santa This year for Christmas it will be the best Christmas if I get a dirt bike and all my famlie to come over and open my presents and have Christmas cookies or every body. The best thing that can happy to me is just have my famlie over. My other thing is to get me and my borth something for Christmas I want a dirt bike he wants a bow I hope we get what we asked Santa that is a secrit. The present I asked Santa was to let god have a great birthday and then we will all have a great Christmas want we. If we are happy I hope the hole world is because I am alwas happy on Christmas eave because it is so close to Christmas it is alwas great. Love Gage Dear Santa This year it would be great if my aunts came from Canada and my nana and big ma came down from Alabama I would also love to have 3 special gifts: a horse, hot buns, and hot huez. I hope it will snow for Christmas so I can make a snowwoman, have a snowball with my friends I would hope that you can get my mom some cooking utensils and my stepdad some star wars shirts. For my dad I’d hope you got him ticket to a gator game and my stepmom a ticket to a Seminole game. Sincerely Casandra Dear Santa This year for Christmas I would love to have a wii I also wish you could make it snow. I also wish you can bring me a everlast punching bag with boxing gloves but toys do not matter only family, friends and Jesus I wish for part of my family to come for a feast at my house I also wish everyone has a jolly Christmas.Sincerely Garrison Dear Santa This year I would really love it if all my family got together and had fun.The main Christmas gift I want beside my family getting together is a silicone baby girl I have been wanting this for months. Now that it is Christmas I can ask for it. I also want the things to go with it like cloths, bottles, shoes and hair bows. And I want the twins to have a good Christmas also. Sincerely Trinity Dear Santa This year for Christmas I want a bike, a snowy day, gifts for my family a monster high doll, PAPA and Granny to come, a ring, a rubix cub, and a happy holiday. Love Amber Dear santa This year it would be wonderful if my family had more money I would also like a forweler and a durt bike fore me and my brother. It would be grat if my parents hade a nufe mony to go on a vacashoh to Hawii I would love to get a 12 gage shot gun to I would also like to have a go cart as well Sincerely Josh Dear Santa This year it would be wonderful if my whole family would get together for Christmas this year. It would alos be great if it would snow here in Florida. And it would be awesome if my family would have enough money for a family vacation to Orlando. But what do I want most of all? What I want most of all is to see my dad all the way in Virginia. I really want to see him really, really really bad soon. Hopefully he will be back before next Christmas. Last, I want a perplexis for Christmas Yours Truly Gracie Dear Santa This year for Christmas all I want is t have the best Christmas ever. I really doesn’t matter about the gifts or the toys It matters about family, friends and Jeaus. Also if you could get me a gift I would want it to be a kindal re, so I can download books to read if I get bored. Plus my sister’s Mylie and Josie have been wanting a brandnew Maroposa doll. I am saving the money so you don’t have to get them one. I am just 3 dollars away! But mostly just have the best Christmas ever. Yours truely Annie Dear Santa This year for Christmas it would be wonderful for my Granny Keigel to come from South America it would be nice to have a new house for Christmas to help out my mommy her name is Jessica and she is the best mommy in the hole wide world. Now what I want for Cirstmas is a iphne5 a golf cart, a ipod touch4 case that says my name a fourwheeler, a bathroom set, a golden regever dog, and one more thing a big laptop. Sincerely Kylee Dear Santa This Christmas it would be wonderful if I could get a puppy. I want to donate food and clothes to the poor. I want to see family from Washington State I saw them a couple months ago. I want a ipad or ipod My mom said she was going to get a tablet for me What would make the most happy if I sped the whole Christmas with my family. Sincerely RC Dear Santa This year for Christmas Ii wish I could see snow for the rst time in my life. It would be so nice if my mom and me went to go see my mom’s friend Debbie. Some nice slippers would be nice to. I would also like if you gave my mom a nice soft robe. I would favor you if you would give me a red kindle case. It would be great if our family had a photo album to keep the memory’s alive One last thing a trainset would make my day. Sincerely Merrideth Dear Santa This year for Christmas I would really like an ipod for it to snow. But what I would really like for my family in wewall to come down and visit us in Eastpoint. It would also be great if my family had enough money to take a cruise(trip) to Ohio or New York. I would like to get my dad a gator hat and a ticket for a gator game. I would like to get an Alabama hat and to get her a ticket for a game. Love Rebecca Dear Santa This year foor Christmas I want to have all my family here to celebrate Christmas with me. I want a dune buggy and a cumpter, tablet, touch screen phone, a on demand t.v. $1,000, baby clothes, a car for my mom, shoes a refrearator that’s all I want for Christmas and I will leave you some cookies and milk Sincerely K’laun Dear Santa This year for Christmas it would be nice if my family could go to a waterpark next summer. I really want to go but we haven’t went yet I also wish it could snow this Christmas if it could snow we would build snowmans and my last thing I want for Christmas is more apps for my ipod and my computer back. Sincerely Kyler Dear Santa this year for Christmas I want a mp3 player and compoter headfons my faley to be happey my sister a mp3 player and ehrhet a hoth compoter my dad erneat to be happey for me and my sister to be happy. Sincerely Robert MRS. BARBER’S FOURTH GRADE Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a Monster High doll from the dollar store. I hid it because I knew they would be sold out, so I had to hide it. My parents know where I hid it. I also want an ipad or computer. I told my parents to choose. I would like to have a rabbit and some beads. My brother, Timmy said that he would get me a rabbit and beads. The rabbit can make bead necklaces with me. I would like a pink Christmas tree. It needs to be little. The old one is broken. I like art so I want an art kit. I would like a bike. My bike won’t pedle, so I need a new one. I would like new boots. I have the pull on ones. The dollar store has zip up boots. I also want new bows to put in my hair-all kinds of colors like pink or purple. Love, Emma From Blakely Dear Santa, I want a guitar and an xbox 1 PS4 Snakeboots and a teddybear. Also a duck call, Aeropostal clothes, a ring and hunting clothes. A game to my PS3 I want a football game – college foot ball game – with fsu in the game and a orida State Uniform. Dear Santa, I am liking the fourth grade so far. Will you please get lizzy some clothes? She is in need because she has outgrown them. Some wii games like monster high, Morio and Sonicat the Olympics Love, Whitney Dear Santa, I want Black Ops, World at war Leaf 4 Dead 2, Leaf 4 Dead, Grand theft auto, Grand theft auto 2, Grand theft auto 3, Grand theft auto 4, grand theft auto 5, Grand theft auto 6, Ghost Recon, Call of Duty 4 Modern warfare, Call of duty modern warfare 2, Call of duty modern warfare 3, Black Ops 2, Battle eld, Battle eld 2, Battle eld 3, rainbow six 3, rainbow six 2, Splintercell, Kill Zone Shadowfall. Love, Dakota Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a Skateboard and also a EmineCD. I’m not asking a lot. Not that greedy because all I want is a skate board and a Mardmcd! Don’t forget-ps I like your beard! Sincerely, Deric Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a movie that is called the Night Before Christmas and a wii with alot of games. If you can I would like a big Santa that I can dance with and I want a Robot and a lot of fossils with a lot of Balloons with a Panther Stuffed with candy in it and that’s all I want. Love, Madison Dear Santa, I want some Roller Skates and a new make up kit with some Dresses and a fourwheeler and a poster that has Taylor Swift on it. The most special gift I want is to see Santa Claus. My momma said that Santa claus looks like his belly is so round it is as round as a Disco Ball. That is what I want for Christmas. Love, Jennifer Dear Santa, For Chrismas this is a couple of things I want: I would like a Droid and a Unicorn with a pig tail. My biggest wish of all is for my cousin to come home. Yours truly, Alexis Britcher Dear Santa, For Christmas I want rollerskates with three wheels. The movie Croods, an air hockey table, a scooter charger, a Droid, Some more wii games, Some Georgia Boots, Some Gator shirts, Some tickets to a Trace Adkins concert And some more stuff. Last thing I want a vanity. I wanted to tell you I’m doing really good in school and if you can’t get me everthing at least a vanity and roller skates. Love Sage Dear Santa, Thank you for last year’s presents. I hope yon had a good year. I wish you would visit us at school. You are probably very busy this time of year and it is OK if you can’t. Could you bring me a bike? From Chandler Lashley Dear Santa, I want a Play Station 3 and the game Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and Grand theft Auto 5. I also want a reindeer so I can ride him in the air! I hope that I get this stuff and if I don’t I will throw a temper tantrum the size of the North Pole! Yours truly, Brantly Richards Dear Santa, Hi my name is Ava Macanally. And I want to tell you what I want for Christmas. I want an I phone, A computer, A bike, a ID bed set. I also want ID perfume. Also if you can, I would like to see my mom and sister and grandmaw for Christmas. Don’t worry if you can’t do those things things that’s ne. Oh, I almost forgot to ask how are things at the North pole? If they are busy and you can’t read this letter I hope one of the elves can. Bye! PS I have been nice this year. Love, Ava M. Dear Santa, I would want some Duck Dynasty clothes, a Verizon Note 3, some ngernail polish, a diamond candle. Oh and tell the reindeer I said “ y high.” Love Ariel Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a machine gun, four-wheeler, a Duck Dynasty duck call, a pet snake, a Dirt Bike, a pet alligator. I would like the Miami Heat to be undefeated and the last present is for the Seminoles to be undefeated. Love, Austin taunton P.S. I hope you are feeling well. Dear Santa, I want to tell you what I want for Christmas. I want Fluttebye Fairies, a picture of Rudolph, a Dsixl, DS games, perfume, jewelry, and airhogs atmosphere. That is all I want for Christmas and I have been very good this year. I know that if you stop believing in Santa, you will get underwear for Christmas. That is all I want to say to you. Love, Rachel Rudd Dear Santa, What I want is a big hug from you. And to talk to you in person. My Mom says “If you don’t believe in Santa you will get underwear” but I already believe in you. Love, Audry Yowell Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is an Airhogs, four-wheeler, anerrgun, pintball gun, a bzillion dollars, night vision Goolges, an xbox, black ops 2, some new skateboard Gear, Grandtheft Auto 5, Call of duty Ghost, codworld at War, Slingshot, and Blackops. From Brendon Letters to Santa would also like a forweler and a durt bike wonderful if my whole family would get together for Christmas this year. It would alos be great if it would snow here in Florida. And it would be awesome if my family would have enough money for a family vacation to Orlando. But what do I want most of all? What I want most of all is to see my dad all the way in Virginia. I really want to see him really, really really bad soon. Hopefully he will be back before next Christmas. Last, I want a perplexis for Christmas Yours Truly Gracie I want is t have the best Christmas ever. I really doesn’t matter about the gifts or the toys It matters about family, friends and Jeaus. Also if you could get me a gift I would want it to be a kindal re, so I can download

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A6 | The Times Thursday, December 26, 2013 Letters to Santa Dear Santa, I want an xbox dns, a Playstation, a Fake shot kit, a dirtbike, a fourwheeler, a toy coffee maker, water-proof boots up to my knees, and nally, a pair of camou age waders. From: Lee Dear Santa, I am at a point in my life where needs have replaced wants. I need a job! Can you nd me one? That’s probably a silly question. I don’t want video games, or a new bike, or a car. I don’t want cookies, or taffy, or a giant candy bar. I only want happiness, peace, harmony and joy. All of these things are much greater than a silly toy. I could use some khakis. Do you know my size? Of course you do, you’re Santa! That’s no surprise. What I’d like from you, I hope you can give. Til the age of 90, I would like to live. You are the best, that is for sure. Could you eradicate cancer? Or at least nd a cure. Your Biggest fan, Mr. Fulmer MRS. BOCKELMAN’S FOURTH GRADE Dear Santa, My name is Myia and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by making good grades on my test. And following directions the rst time given, raising my hand when I want to speak and keeping my hands and feet to myself. I have shown my good behavior by helping Mrs. Bockleman when she needs help and helping my friends when they need help and being a good friend to one another. And doing what my parents tell me to do all my chores like cleaning my room. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with nothing I just want to help people like my mom and dad when they need help like wash the dishes and vacuum the oor for my parents and do the same thing for my nanny and papa. Santa, my family is the best family ever they are loving and caring. I love them so much when I need them they are there for me every single time. I need them. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I want to be a singer and be famous when I grow up. I wish I will pass my drivers test and have a great education and go to college. Dear Santa, My name is Meredith Alford and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by making good grades, helping out with chores around the house without being asked, and usually having a good attitude about things. I have shown my good behavior by making good grades, being nice to my brother, playing with my two dogs, being helpful at home and at school. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a mini ipad or IPhone, a longboard, a at screen tv, a hamster, an airbrush crayon marker, a crayola marker maker, the Dark Diaries series, the DVD of Frozen and if I get the hamster a hamster cage. Santa, my family is lled with generosity, support, emarbly helpful love that is extrrdinary to have. My mom is always their to help me with school projets and good things like that. My dad is just the awesomest person in the world with no exeptions. My little brother is annoying sometimes but no matter what is my favorite! I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future that I will be successful in school, will go to college and start my future by becoming a veterinarian. I hope to pass my drivers test and be a good girl. Dear Santa, My name is Brooklyn O’Neal and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by doing my test and getting good grades. Having good behavior. Attending every assignment even if I like it or not. Paying attention and listening to the instructions. I have shown my good behavior by doing my work. Helping my teacher by constrating on what my teacher is teaching. Also by helping keep the classroom clean. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a 4 wheeler a cyron maker a airbrush maker a marker maker. Santa, my family is the most wonderful family in the world. I just wish you would just let us have a wonderful Christmas like always. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I hope to be famous and go to college, and have a wonderful life as a modle. Dear Santa, My name is Raymonia West and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by becoming a good student. I have shown my good behavior by helping my aunt with her baby, the dishes helping Gradnpa, Grandma I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a iphone, a kindle, a marker maker, a trantoline, pink beats, a bike, a skooter, and what ever you get me Santa, my family has been good so please reward them with what ever they want. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be good in life. Dear Santa, My name is Saunt Turrell and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my m around the house and in school I helping my teacher around the classroom I love helping in doing some for some one. I have shown my good behavior by I follow deretion I and a wonderful friend a super sister I am a marvelous student I love to have exellent behavior. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with I should get rewarded for excellent behavior which is a iphone, a cow girl hat, cow girl bostes and de nitely som beats my kindle x. Santa, my family is very exceptional in they love me in I love them we are a great big family. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I wish I was ateacher, a million air, a grat wondful teacher. Dear Santa, My name is John E. Sanders and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by showing respect to my teacher and my mom, grandparents and aunts and uncles. I have shown my good behavior by following the rules and staying out of ghts. Helping injured animals and being a great friend. I clean my room, do the dishes vacuum and dust. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with anything I can get. I don’t care if I get nothing but I will still be thankful. Santa, my family is poor and can’t get a lot of stuff. All we got are a dvd player dvds and tape tvs and beds. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be great and get an awesome. I hope for a good job a good wife and kids. Dear Santa, My name is Dylan #6 and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being good at school obeying my parents at home also doin g chores around the house and helping friends out when they need help. I have shown my good behavior by having a good attitude and respecting others. Also I have good sports man ship and I don’t brag. Listening to teachers in school. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a new bike and shoes, video games. I love my whole family and that includes my mom, grandma uncle and my ant. Also my cousins. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I wish that I become a billionaire and I would donate to homeless people and things like that. Dear Santa, My name is Nico Valenzuela and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by doing my work and listening to the teacher. I also never missed a day of school. I have shown my good behavior by being honest and positive all year. I have shown other things like helping out and giving things a try. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with presents or books I really love books for Christmas because I love reading. I only like speci c books. Santa, my family also loves books. I think we are people who read the most in Apalachicola. We have at least 7 bookshelves! I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be rich as bill gates. To go to the moon like neil armstrong to be invisible as superman to be a sneaky as batman and robin. Dear Santa, My name is Gracie Smith and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping others being successful at home and at school I also help my family and they help me. I help them by doing chores. I have shown my good behavior by doing chores around the house. Helping my mom, my sister, my dad, and my nana. I also help by getting good grades. I have been nice to my friends. I have been respectful. I have gave tests my best. I have made my family happy for who I am. Santa, my family loves me even if I make bad choices. My family is nice to me they will always love me. Dear Santa, My name is Gavin Lashley and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by getting up to school on time, respecting my parents and last of all doing chores at my house. I have shown my good behavior by being nice to people, not talking back to adults, and last of all I take care of my pet dog. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with Call of duty ghosts, ten dollars, a bike a foot ball, a twenty two ri e and last but not least a paint ball gun! Santa, my family is full of good people so I think that Christmas for all my relatives my mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma and grandpa. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be better than the world is now. I want people to live better lives, better jobs and most important I think people should get hugged not mugged. Dear Santa, My name is Wil and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my family and friends. I have shown my good behavior by helping my dad when he was hurt. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with call of duty ghosts. Dear Santa, My name is Rory Ramsdell and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by Doing good at school and being nice to my friends and being nice to my brothers and sisters. I am also proud that I have been getting As on every report card and doing my best in school. I have shown my good behavior by helping my family when one of them are sick and by making my friends feel good when they are sad. I also help my mom cook and sometimes make her favorit food. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a Kindle re HD because I have been wanting that for a long time. I would like to have a lego friend set and lastly, I would like some money to get my family a present. Santa, my family is the most amazing people I know they help me study for school and they always help me when I am stuck with somethings I work on and they always make me feel super. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future that I get to go to a great college and turn out to be a good vet. I wish in the future that I will be one of the est vets in my whole building. I hope that my two sisters and three brothers get a good job they love. Dear Santa, My name is Malin and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by not gowing to the olfe not deing a bully to ethers, lesn to the teach end not macking her rashe voese. I have shown my good behavior by clening my room at home. Ceping the yared clean. Macing good cose at school. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a new pear of nikes a new underarmor cas net, new mongoose, a newborn pupey. Underarmor basket dolle and that is all. Santa, my family is so speshol to me I thanck the nead new evere that. My favret is my mom she needs a new car. My Daf needs a new bowt. My little brother neads a new pear of shows. My grandma and grandpaw needs a new cetchen set. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future evere dite to bleve in Santa and the ester bene and evere bite gos for FSU in stet of gaytors, albame, abren ther was ing car in the futears. Dear Santa, My name is Sevryn Everritt and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by watching tv and not doing anything but what my parents say. I have shown my good behavior by listening to my parents and being good and doing my work in school. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a dirt bike, toy helo, four wheeler, lots of legos, a trampoline, 100$, a cool jacket and a Happy Holiday. Santa, my family is excited to get presents and know you are happy. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be awesome! And I get a good job and get lots of money. Dear Santa, My name is Tarin and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by one of my things I did is clean my granmas car and windows and one thing I did is water my granmas garden and at my moms I cleaned my room and swepped the oor at my granmas. I have shown my good behavior by helping others and my family like by hepin my mom clean sometimes and spending time with her like meditating and heping my mom whit the baby. I think my good behavior should be rewarded by wishing every one a merry crishtmas also the best of luck for this holiday and hoping my famle has a good holiday to. Santa, my family is extodarainy and speail to me to feel like the lukiest kid every to have such a great family. That help me when I am sad and apresat me for how I am. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I wan to help pepol how need help to heal sick pepol and help the poor help pepol whith chores. Make a cure for canser help kids in the hospital. Dear Santa, My name isAlex Itzkovitz and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by not sending my sister to the hospital, making good friends & being good in school. I have shown my good behavior by following the rules, took care of two kittens until they were adopted & now I’m taking care of another kitten. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with helpful, nice and perfect friends and a lot of fun. And I de nitely want a new lego set. Santa, my family is really fun, exciting & really creative. My mom started the Oyster Cook-Off. My dad owns to resturants. My sister might grow up to be a stunt double in one of my movies. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be great enough for me to be on So You Think You Can ance like my dance teacher. I would all so like to make scimovies. Dear Santa, My name is Eulalia Gregorio and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being nice to people and do a great job in school and do my best to make my teach and parent happy on my grades also I want every body to do there best to. I have shown my good behavior by respeting my parents and my whole family and also respecting teachers the teachers have done all the best and thank you teachers for teaching us every thing we need to know. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a great present. I want a Kindle re because I always wanted one since I came here that want for Christmas. Santa, my family is amazing it’s also big and I have alots of uncles aunts I have every single family. I m iss some of them because they live in Guatemala but I hope they have a great Christmas. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be great and every Person to believe in there self and I hope the future to be all better and every one to help each other and help nature to so every person and animal has a family like us and have a real great life. Dear Santa, My name is Jamal Robinson and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by following directions Dowing my chores Do my work in class listen to the teacher do somethine when I’m told the rst time. I have shown my good behavior by Dowing what is spozed to do being a good friend feedin an animal pick up trash enjoy my family Good sportming Hap my frined I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a lot of present for cristmas A Adobi Z some kolone xbox 360 PSP wii u and Play Station OS KING I Phone I Pad I Pod Glowstick. Santa, my family celebrates crismase read the bible Loves me cares for trharecte me rign give what I want let me get in the front seat I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I will be a drummer a vet a happy family a wife. MRS. AMMONS’ FIFTH GRADE Dear Santa, My name is Kierston Orince and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by cleaning my room and washing dishes, washing clothes, turning in my homework everyday and being nice to everyone. I have shown my good behavior by listening to my parents and grandparents and not back talking to them not screaming at them. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a laptop, a camera, a 2-seat scoote, a kindle, a beats and a whole stack of clothes and shoes. Santa, my family loves you and we wish you a happy Christmas and a happy new year. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I will live long and my parents will still live to age 500. Dear Santa, My name is Haley Miller and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by like helping my mom by helping my mom with the baby. I have shown my good behavior by doing what I was told when I was told. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with veary grate presents from u Santa Santa, my familyis veary and we rilly want some good presents. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be good and grow up to be a good person. doing what my parents tell me to do all my chores like cleaning my room. be rewarded with nothing I just want to help people like my mom and dad when they need help like wash the dishes and vacuum the oor for my parents and do the same thing for my nanny and papa. ever they are loving and caring. I love them so much when I need them they are there for me every single time. I need them. future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I want to be a singer and be famous when I grow up. I wish I will pass my drivers test and have a harmony and joy. All of these things are much greater than a silly toy. I could use some khakis. Do you know my size? Of course you do, you’re Santa! That’s no surprise. can give. Til the age of 90, I would like to live. You are the best, that is for sure. Could you eradicate cancer? Or at least nd a cure. student at the ABC School. year by making good grades, helping out with chores around the house without being asked, and usually having a good attitude about things. making good grades, being nice to my brother, playing with my two dogs, being helpful at home and at school. an airbrush crayon marker, a crayola the DVD of Frozen and if I get the silly question. I don’t want video games, or a new

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The Times | A7 Thursday, December 26, 2013 Dear Santa, My name is Cody and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being good. I have shown my good behavior by not talking. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with nothing. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be a video designer. Dear Santa, My name is Gregory Wilson and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping teachers set things and being good in school. I have shown my good behavior by being good in school. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a graat Christmas with my mom and dad. Santa, my family is the best and the most kind outgoing family you can have. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I become a milloniare in the future. Dear Santa, My name is Quaniera Croom and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by working hard in math and trying not to get in trouble and cleaning sometimes. I have shown my good behavior by being nice try not to yell or get mad. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a tabet, a tea cup dog, new shoes, a wiiu, a gameboard, xbox 1…ect Santa, my family loves me with all there big heart. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I can be a doctor have a lot of kids and have a relly relly good life. Dear Santa, My name is Charles and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my teacher. I have shown my good behavior by being good. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with beat, ps4, xbox 1, call of duty ghost. Santa, my family everything for them except my momma. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future of marrying salana gomasear & having 2 kids Dear Santa, My name is Brandon Shattuck and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping the teacher and my friends and my family I have shown my good behavior by helping myself and by helping my friends and family to do things and follow instructions. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with some presents from you and my family. Santa, my family is good to me and I am helping my family build a tree house. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be good not bad have good jobs and a sarts of thing that’s how I want my future to be Dear Santa, My name is Alex and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by getting my homework done every single night. I have shown my good behavior by helping out my teacher with things. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with candy!!!! And presents. Santa, my family has been good this year. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be how I want it to work out. Dear Santa, My name is Kelsey Leila Grif n and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by cleaning my room and being sweet to my parents. I have shown my good behavior by being sweet to my friends. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a lot of good presents. Santa, my family is nice and giving also real funny. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I want to work at my own fastion store in the mall or a nurse or dentist. Dear Santa, My name is Skye Huber and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping out other sturent whith ther home work if they don’t get it. I have shown my good behavior by helping out my teacher. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with some candy. Santa, my family is very nice they help people in need and much more. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be great for my family and me. Dear Santa, My name is Stanley Gay and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by not going to the of ce and being friendly to the new kids. I have shown my good behavior by try to be good, not being mean. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with $1,000,000,000,000, that’s my prize. Santa, my family has been nice and be’s very good to me. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I will be a NFL Player, or a consrution worker. Dear Santa, My name is Camille Davis and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by goods grades & gifted & talented. I have shown my good behavior by being nice to people. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with anything Im not picky. Santa, my family has been very good to me. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be as great as the present. Dear Santa, My name is Livia-Aimee DucimetsiereMonod and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by not talking when the teacher is and not being mean. I have shown my good behavior by being, well trying to be good. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a doll. Santa, my family is Mom, Papa, Eve, Gabby, Andrew, Me, Robert, Rose, Papie, Mamie, Uncle Steve, Uncle Steven, Aunt Frederic, Incle Frederic, Aunt Lacye, Aunt Paige, Aunt Jenny, Uncle Ricci, Tatigani, Papi beaprit, B, Pa, Lillie, Graie, Jachk, Hannah, Scott, Essenine, and many more! I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be an artist and a marine biologist. Dear Santa, My name is Leslie Escobar and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my sister with homework. I have shown my good behavior by helping my mom cook. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with some beats. Santa, my family is a big family and deserves some presants. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future was bright and right. Dear Santa, My name is J’Necia Penamon and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by following the techers derections. I have shown my good behavior by no screming and being bad. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a trite. Santa, my family is graet and wants a lot of presents and have ben good so ther not going on the noty list. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future that I will run track. MRS. POLORONIS’ FIFTH GRADE Dear Santa, My name is Lyndsey Stiefel and I am a 5th grader at abc School. I am a very intelligent student. Merry Christmas I have made some great choices this year by sharing and being polite. I have shown my good behavior by obbeing my family and being responsible like doing my chores. Merry Christmas I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a pair of beats and a moped. Merry Christmas. Santa, my family and me have got our Christmas tree sparkling like a golden star, I can’t wait entell you see it. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish the best for the future. Sincerely Lyndsey Dear Santa, My name is Jadyn and I am a student at the ABC School. I have shown my great behavior by doing good in shool and helping out at home. I think my AWESOME! behavior should be rewarded by allk of the gifts on my list from the top to bottom. Santa, my famley has been a top notch famley. I couldn’t ask for better. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future good thing in my future. Love Jayden. Dear Santa, My name is Arryonna and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being a good friend and doing my work all the time and much more. I have shown my good behavior by having a positive attitude and trying my best to achieve my goals. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a phone, Ipad, and much more. Santa, my family is hard working and sweet and much more. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for love and care in my future. Dear Santa, My name is Maliah Lockley and I am a very intelligent student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being polite and sharing. I do need more clothes. I need some beats to go with my Kindle re. I think you get the idea. I would like anything you get me. Dear Santa, My name is Abby Johnson and I am a 5th grader at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by raking my Mimi’s yard. I have shown my good behavior by helping my mom cleaning up the house. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a basketball goal with a basketball. Santa, my family is the best in the world. Without them I wouldn’t even be here. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish I will have a great future, So, Santa I wish you can get me my basketball goal and my basketball. Love Abby Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year by doing good thing like Being helpful, giving, nice and friendly but all I want for Christmas is IPod tough screen, Beats solo blue, games and shoes. That’s all I want for Christmas. Please and thank you. Sinerlly, Jarvis and I am a 5th grader Mrs. Poloronis class. FRANKLIN COUNTY FIFTH-GRADERS Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is to have a merry Christmas. For Franklin County to have better Oystering business so kids could have presents under the tree. Please bring all grown ups a Christmas like no other. I wish all kids could wake up and run out and get what they wanted. For me, personally, I would like an Iphone 4. Sincerely, Hollie Larkin Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is that we have more prisons for Franklin County I hope that this makes no bad people go down to 10% in our county. Please bring all grown-ups bring all grown-ups in a lovely environment! I wish all kids could worry less about someone robbing them. For me, personally, I would like an art kit. Sincerely, Caden Evans From: Ryan To: Santa 1 My one wish is for us to get a better school 2 For Franklin county, I hope we get a real class pet 3 Please bring grown upsnew stuff that they need 4 I wish all kids could have no school 5 for me Personally I want an I Pod and a MP3 player Dear Santa, My one wish for the would is that every kid knows the real meaning of Christmas. For Franklin County I hope that no one gets hurt. Please bring all grown ups a stress ball. I wish all kids could get a present. For me personally I would like a cyco cycil. Sincerely, Cole Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is better jobs for Franklin County. I hope that hunting season is good. Please bring all grown-ups good jobs. And I wish all kids could get a good Chrismas. I would like a good hunting season. Sincerely, Ashton Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is that everyone could have an xbox one.. For Franklin County I hope that there would be a pool. Please bring all grown ups a Christmas like no other. Please bring all the children an X one. For me, personally, I want a yz125 yamaha dirt bike. Sincerely, Ethan Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is xbox one for Franklin County I hope that thay blow up the dam. Please bring all grown ups a stress ball. From Micah Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is to be a better place. For Franklin Conty I hope that we have the best time ever. Please bring all grown-ups have a merry Christmas. I wish all kids could have a merry Christmas with a Family. For me personally I would like….ummmmm A great Christmas with my whole family. Sincerely, Logan Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is that kids that have no food get rescued and get the diseases out of them. For Franklin County I hope that some people will go down there will give them some can goods. Please send all grown-ups a letter about this. They need our help. I wish some kids did not have to go through this. For me, personally, I would like this to happen. Sincerely, Ashausean Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is that they get some of something right. I wish that all of the poor will wake up on Xmas to a present. Please bring all grown-up tpgether for x-mas. I wish all kids git a x-mas dinner like the other ones. For me personally I would like air soft guns. Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is for my grand dad to get better so I can spend more time with him.. For Franklin County I hope that the bay doesn’t have an oil spill. Please bring all grownup’s closer together. Please bring all grown ups a Christmas like no other. I wish all kids were healthy. For me, personally, I would like….to have an IPhone. Sincerely, Jewayne Dear Santa, I wish the world could just understand that, if you hurt someone your just making them feel bad and you’ll make yourself feel bad and you’ll never forget it. For Franklin County I hope we get jobs for the people who live here. I hope all the grown ups give all their children a good Christmas I wish for all the kids to have all the stuff that makes them happy and for myself I wish you a merry Christmas! Sincerely, Camron Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is to have a merry Christmas. For Franklin County I hope they would have more jobs. I would like all grown-ups to have a great Christmas. For kids everywhere, could you give them more gifts? Personally, I would like just to be with my family for Christmas Sincerely, Austin gray Dear Santa, I wish the world could make up the money to feed the poor and hungry, and to build them houses. For Franklin County, I hope they make a swimming pool for the Franklin County School. I would like all grown-ups to have places to live with their family. For kids everywhere I would like to give presents to all of them. I personally would like to see my Paw Paw. Sincerely, Emma Pace Dear Santa, I wish the world could understand that you shouldn’t litter or that people shouldn’t bully. For Franklin County I hope that everyone that needs to go to Ms. Cathey’s CFES (College for Every Student), can go. I would like all grownups to be able to get all what they want for Christmas and that they get paid as much money as they can get at their jobs. For kids everywhere, could you make them happy and for kids that are poor and don’t get much, could you get them a lot of presents this year! Personally, I would like to make my family and friends all happy this Christmas. Also I would like a teacup chiwahua Sincerely, Katelyn! Adam I wish for Franklin County bay to recover I wish that all grown-ups have a good christmus. Personally I would like for my Dad to kill a hog I wish for all the kids that have no money or parents to have a good Christmus Sincerely, Adam Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is to enjoy chrismas with your Family. For Franklin County I hope that we don’t have the water war anymore; we should all share. I wish all kids could enjoy the happieness of spending time with there family. For me, personally, I would like sharing peace Freedom and a Nintendo 2 DS. Sincerely, Francisco Juan Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is that there always be peace on earth. For Franklin County I hope that the oyster be restored. Please bring grownups the money they need for their kids’ presents. I wish all kids could have a home, loving family. For me, personally, I would like to see my brother and sister one more time. Sincerely, Shirah Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is to end pollution. For Franklin County I hope that more people come and want to stay. Please bring all grown ups jobs, money and care. I wish all kids could have homes. For me, personally, I would like a Kurio Touch 4s. Sincerely, Makayla Varner Dear Santa, I wish the world could make peace. For Franklin County, I hope there is college for everyone who wants it. I would like all grown-ups to have jobs. I For kids everywhere, could you get a roof over their heads and food in their bodies? For me, personally, I would like to spend time with my brothers and sisters. Sincerely, Charlee Dear Santa, I wish for world peace, for more oysters, plus for kids and adults to be treated equally and Personally I would love a good education Love, Austin Dear Santa Clouse, I wish that franklin county would have peace for Christmas and my one wish is that every grown up or parent will spend time with family or kids and have a happy Christmas. For Kids every where I would like them to wake up and see a present so that they could feel the comfort of having a merry Christmas. Sincerely, aaliyah moran Dear Santa, I wish for peace on earth. I wish for franklin county that the oystering business gets it together. Sincerely, Landen Dear Santa, I wish the world could help Franklin County oysters grow. I hope every grown up can donate money for the people in Haiti and kids that are sick. I would like to wake up and see my little brother smiling and glad to see presents under the tree!! Sincerely, Jordan Millender Dear Santa, I wish the world could stop fighting with other countries. For Franklin I hope that people would have snow on Christmas for a change. I also would like all grown-ups to stop making kids do their work for them like chores. For kids everywhere, could you let them have everything they all want for Christmas? Personally, I would like people to have a very merry New Year! Yours Truly, Tina Dear Santa, I wish the world could give me all the money to buy every otphon in franklin county presents. I wish all the grown-ups would buy me all the Jelly babys in the world. I wish all the kids on Earth have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Sincerely, Stephen Dear Santa, I wish the world could have snow on Christmas day. For Franklin County, I hope that on that snow day that family and friends would enjoy it. I would like all the grown-ups to enjoy that day and take a break from all of the rug-rats. For kids everywhere, could you give them the Christmas they deserve? Personally, I would like to make my whole family a Christmas Miracle. Sincerely, Marci Kelley Dear Santa, I want a I pod mini, a bag of Jelly babies, Madden 25, ncaa Football 14, WWe 2K14, Call of duty Ghost, Mlb 13 the Show and a bunch of PSP Games and a PSP charger and World Peace. Sincerely, Kelson tyler smith Dear Santa, I wish the world could be without war. For Franklin county I wish the oysters would come back. I would like the grown ups to give money to all the poor kids everywhere. Could you Do that? Personally I would like money for me to Spend. Sincerely, Eli Whaley Dear Santa, First of all I wish for world pease. Second I wish Franklin county would open up moe jobs. I would like if all grown-ups to get along. For kids could you make sure they get what they wanted. Finally I would like an LGg2. Sincerely, Shaydan Dear Santa, I wish there were no school shirts at Franklin County. For Franklin County I wish for a pool. I would like grown-ups to go to college. For kid they could get wat they want I would like a new dog. Sincerely, Joshua Dear Santa, I Wish the World Could Have a Joyful Christmas. For Franklin county I wish More oyster men would get money for Christmas. For grown ups to be whith family and friends. And kids to have a roof over head clothes Food shoes and personally I want my family to have a Joyful Christmas. Sincerely, Rayna Dear Santa, My one wish for all the world is a iphone 5c. please bring all grown ups love. I wish all kids could have a present on Christmas. For me, personally, I would like clothes, make up, and an iphone 5c Sincerel, Alaina Wilson Dear Santa, I wish for an Ipod and I been wanting this for 5 years and still have not got it I hope I get one soon. Sincerely, Madeline Dear Santa, My one wish For the world is that All the kids get somethings for Christmas because they deserve it. For Franklin county, I hope that the Flounder would be way better than it is. Please bring all the grown-ups The Joy and love they deserve For being a very very nice person or parent. I wish all kids could have every thing they want For Christmas. For me, Personally, I would like to see my New baby brother born. Sincerely, Layla Dear Santa, My one wish for the whole world is for bullying to STOP! For franklin county, I hope that every kid Brings rejoicing to their family. Please bring all grown-ups all together as one. I wish all kids could have Chrismas with their families for me personally I would like to Bring the whole world together AS ONE. Sincerely, Gravyn Padilla with my whole family. and get the diseases out of them. For Franklin County I hope that some people will go down there will give them some can goods. Please send all grown-ups a letter about this. They need our help. I wish some kids did not have to go through this. For me, personally, I would like this to happen. they get some of something right. I wish that all of the poor will wake up on Xmas to a present. Please bring all grown-up tpgether for x-mas. I wish all kids git a x-mas dinner like the other ones. For me personally I would Letters to Santa

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Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times O PINION www.apalachtimes.com Thursday, December 26, 2013 A Section By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com After 46 years, Leon “John” Sack received a letter that reminded him of a special Christmas gift from long ago. In 1966, 11-year-old Barbara Hood received an assignment from her sixth grade teacher, Charlotte Hogan. Her class was asked to write a letter to an unknown soldier stationed in Vietnam. When Master Sgt. Leon Sack went to the post of ce to pick up mail for his crew, the attendant told him about a group of letters received from schoolchildren back in the States and asked if he was interested in taking some of them. Sack took seven, one for himself and each member of his crew. Back at the barracks, he distributed the letters and for a time the men were transported away from the battle zone by these unexpected letters from home. Sack later wrote to Barbara, “In a combat environment, two of the biggest enemies of any soldier are loneliness and fear. As we sat and read the letters, for a short time, these two enemies disappeared.” Sack and his comrades were members of the First Combat Evaluation Group and stationed in Dong Ha, the northernmost outpost in South Vietnam only six miles from the demilitarized zone and six miles from the Gulf of Tonkin. His job was to direct bombers to targets in North Vietnam and evaluate the success of bombing runs. The First Combat Evaluation Group had the distinction of having the highest number of casualties per capita of any ground-based Air Force Unit in Vietnam. “The fact is we were constantly under siege,” said Sack. “Always in peril. It was pretty nerve-wracking.” Christmas was a particularly vulnerable time for the soldiers. “Christmas was bad because I couldn’t be home with the wife and kids,” he said. “Christmas dinner was whatever we could scrounge. One year they called a truce on Christmas Day and we were all playing pinochle at noon, when all hell broke loose.” The children’s letters were a ray of sunshine in a frightening existence. They were shared among Sack and his friends and faithfully answered. “When we sat and read the letters and it was like we were kids again. For a couple of hours we really forgot where we were at. It is my happiest memory of Vietnam,” Sack said. Sack told Barbara about his life and his own family with six daughters. He went on to serve three tours of duty in Southeast Asia., two in Vietnam and one in Thailand. He was touched by the children’s letters but, over time, they became a distant memory and he didn’t save Barbara’s missive, a fact he would later regret. In January 2012, he got the surprise of a lifetime when he received an envelope containing his original letter of reply to Barbara including the original envelope with free postage. It also contained a letter of reply from Barbara. Barbara was now a grown woman, living in Daytona Beach, her married name Duffy, with a career and a family of her own. She came across Sack’s letter in a box of mementos and decided to return the 1966 letter to her soldier. Barbara sent it off to an address she found on the internet, but the envelope was returned as undeliverable. Then she remembered Sack’s wife’s name was Ouida and looked for an address for Ouida Sack in the area around Apalachicola. That’s how she located the Sack’s Eastpoint home. “Throughout the years, I have often wondered what became of those brave souls who received our letters,” Barbara wrote to Sack. “Then very recently, I came across that letter I had carefully packed away decades a go. It is my hope that I am returning it to its author. I hope the years have been kind to you and yours. Mostly I wanted to let you know that your efforts so far away and long ago did not go unnoticed by a schoolgirl who grew up with a better appreciation for life.” Sack said he was affected by Duffy’s letter. “It really sent me back,” he said. “It kind of got to me a little bit.” Sack wrote back to Barbara thanking her. “When I received your letter, I had no idea what to expect,” Sack wrote. “After reading its content, I was overwhelmed, amazed, humbled and pleased. For the second time in 46 years, I have received a letter from you that has completely brightened my day and con rmed my belief that there are still wonderful people in the world.” Barbara replied to Sack’s second letter that in her life only twice had she been “happily devastated into tears.” The rst time was when she danced at her son’s wedding and the second was receiving Sack’s letter in 2012. Barbara related the story of one of her classmates, Debbie James, who had also written to an unknown soldier and asked him to send her something from Vietnam. On opening the reply to her letter, dirt poured from the envelope. “Dirt was apparently the only thing readily available,” Barbara wrote. “She scooped it up and saved it as if it were gold.” Sack said he hopes to meet Barbara someday, but for now, simply knowing she exists, brightens his world. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The envelope that contained the letter from Sack to Hood. Note the “free” postage for servicemen. Christmas in Vietnam, 5 decades ago EDITOR’S NOTE: Times Staff Writer Lois Swoboda asked around about fond Christmas memories, and received this wonderful story from County Commissioner Pinki Jackel. My family has always opened our gifts on Christmas morning. We get up as early as the youngest child makes us rise, to run into my mother’s living room to discover what Santa Claus has left us the night before. Of course, mama has been up for a while, the turkey is in the oven, and biscuits and sausage are waiting for us. In our family system, we are all children believing in Santa Claus on Christmas morning, no exceptions allowed. Some of my fondest memories of Christmas’ past though, are of Christmas Eve and my father. My father has been gone for years, a young victim of lymphoma. He was not an overly demonstrative man and not a shopper at all. However, he made one ceremonious trip to the mall every year, on Christmas Eve, and I only was his faithful companion. On this day, his tradition was to shop for my mother, my sister, and me. I’m certain he passed something along to my brother as well. We shopped together among the craziness of all the last minute desperate shoppers. Decisions were made very quickly, as daddy was more of a buyer than a shopper. He was resolved though to nd mama, “something nice.” Twenty-three years later this Christmas, I still miss Daddy the most on Christmas Eve. That was our day. I relished every minute of guiding my father through the perils of last-minute gift selections. As a child, our trip to town was concluded by stopping by our local town store to buy a brown paper sack full of reworks to set off that night. Cherry bombs notwithstanding, I am lucky to still have 10 ngers! Between the two of us, I’m sure I enjoyed those Christmas Eve shopping adventures the most. However, my father’s delight was knowing that Santa had come and gone, and left behind something that would bring a smile of surprise to my mother as we all opened our gifts early on Christmas morning. My fond memory of Christmas PINKI JACKEL Franklin County commissioner By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Franklin County’s unemployment rate rose last month, as the workforce continues to shrink during the offseason. According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the county’s jobless rate for November stood at 5.3 percent, an increase of three-tenths of 1 percent, up from 5.0 percent in October. The unemployment rolls added 14 people last month, rising from 257 to 271 people in search of work. This increase in unemployment occurred as the workforce shrank by 18 people, from 5,176 to 5,158. The current work force comprises 163 fewer workers than one year ago, when it comprised 5,321 workers and the jobless rate was sharply higher, at 6.4 percent. Franklin County’s November jobless picture tied it with Bradford, Seminole and Leon counties for 10th best in the state, behind Monroe County, at 3.7 percent, Walton at 4.0 percent, Okaloosa, at 4.5 percent, Alachua and St. Johns at 4.9 percent, Jackson, Jefferson and Wakulla at 5.1, and Broward at 5.2 percent. Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates have relatively high proportions of government employment. Franklin had the lowest unemployment in the Gulf Coast Workforce region, which also includes Bay and Gulf counties, which were at 6.3 and 6.7 percent, respectively. The region’s overall rate was 6.3 percent in November, 1.8 percentage points lower than the region’s year ago rate, and one-tenth of 1 percentage point above the state rate of 6.2 percent. “With so many jobs tied to tourism in our area, it is typical to see unemployment rise during the winter months when tourism is slower,” said Kim Bodine, executive director for Gulf Coast Workforce Board. “On a positive note, our local employment situation seems to be improving over the year showing an increase of advertised job openings and signi cant decrease in the number of unemployed individuals compared to last November,” The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach metro area lost 1,600 jobs over the year, an annual job loss rate of -2.3 percent. Both the Gulf Coast Workforce Board and Labor Market Statistics with the Department of Economic Opportunity question the accuracy of the job loss numbers based on positive local economic indicators such as bed tax collections, sale tax collections, and job openings. Based on the BLS data, two out of 10 industries gained jobs over the year and six industries lost jobs over the year. Mining, logging, and construction and manufacturing (+200 jobs each) were the only industries that gained jobs over the year. The industries losing jobs were government and leisure and hospitality (-600 jobs each); trade, transportation, and utilities (-500 jobs); and education and health services, professional and business services, and nancial activities (-100 jobs each). Information and other services remained unchanged over the year. The Panama CityLynn Haven-Panama City Beach metro area had the highest over the year growth rate in manufacturing employment (+5.9 percent) of all metro areas in Florida. 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C h o o se ca r b o h y d r a t e s w i sel y f o r g o o d h e a l t h 7 C h o o s e a n d p r e p a r e f o o d s w i t h l it tl e s a lt 8 K e e p f o o d s a f e t o e a t S t ep s t o a h ea l t h y d i e t By LOIS SWOBODA 653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@starfl.co m Much of the information in this article is taken from “ The 45 th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet” compiled by Kathryn Kemp and edited by Ken Mansuy. Most places happen by chance. Lanark Village was chosen. Before personal cars became commonplace, members of the middle class, who could afford to travel for pleasure, frequently did so by train. Even if father remained in the city to work, families frequently spent a month or more in the country where children could enjoy exercise and fresh air. Families traveling to resorts also took along nannies and other servants. During the 1890s, Tallahassee grew rapidly. As the town became prosperous, Panacea and St. Teresa grew into popular resorts for the city dwellers, but both were difcult to reach, requiring a train trip followed by overland travel. Also, because of their remoteness, there were no stores and vacationers had to bring their own supplies. In September 1893, the Scottish Land and Improvement Company was organized in New Jersey. William Clark, of Lanarkshire, Scotland, was president of the rm, whose business was buying, selling and developing land in North America. Clark and his associates established the Clark Syndicate Companies and purchased large amounts of land in Leon, Wakulla and Franklin counties. To make their empire accessible, the syndicate built the Carrabelle, Tallahassee and Georgia Railroad between Tallahassee and Carrabelle with stops in several timber outposts along the way. At the time, the largest station on the line was McIntyre, a town that no longer exists. The investors also purchased the steamboat “Crescent City” which made regular trips between Apalachicola and Carrabelle. The syndicate decided a hotel directly accessible by rail would be a good investment. They surveyed the territory along the tracks and settled on a section of coast protected by barrier islands with huge springs to provide ample drinking water. The area contained a freshwater spring that bubbled up through the bay creating a curiosity that some believed to be a healing bath. Clark named the planned settlement and resort for his home in Scotland and “Lanark On The Gulf” was born. The choicest waterfront lots, in a section called Paisley, were west of the inn, roughly from the current site of the Lanark Market to Ho Hum RV Park. ‘The jewel of the syndicate’ The Lanark Inn, known as the “jewel of the syndicate,” sat several blocks off the shoreline roughly north of the boat club and marina. According to an old brochure, “Lanark possesses four miles of waterfront land, the whole shaded by oak, pine, hickory and magnolia trees from 40 to 60 feet in height, this affording a cool and delightful retreat from the hot sun… “The hotel at Lanark is lighted with gas and each room is connected with the ofce by electric bell. It is also provided with spring beds, hair mattresses and all modern conveniences. A porch 200 feet in length and 15 feet wide affords an elegant promenade. A board platform walk 500 feet long connects the hotel with a spacious dancing pavilion on which is located two large bathhouses for ladies and gentlemen respectively each being tted with private dressing rooms for bathers. An area for bathing has been fenced off to avoid any mishaps with sharks in the water. A ne eet of pleasure boats is provided for hotel guests and shing off Lanark cannot be surpassed on the coast.” After the resort was founded,, Lanark consisted of a dozen cottages and the grand hotel. A small store sold soft drinks and candy. Joe Barber remembers that, when he was a child in the 1920s and 30s, his cousin, George Wakeeld, ran a similar concession stand. Barber said the train delivered ice to keep Wakeeld’s goods cool. There was no train station at the resort. The train simply Sing a song of Lanark See LANARK A10 PHOt T OS FROM FF LORIDA MM EMORY PROJECt T Original plans for east-west Lanark streets were named for members of the syndicate board, and north-south streets were named for trees. At the center of the vacation village, the Lanark Inn sat in a grove of magnolia trees. In 1895, the Lanark Inn was a world-class resort. The pier and dancing pavilion circa 1914. The second Lanark Hotel built around 1930.

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Local A10 | The Times Thursday, December 26, 2013 pulled onto a spur of track that ran south from the main line and passengers disembarked near the little candy store. The main tracks were several blocks north of the inn along the same route as Oak Street. Mary Westberg, of Carrabelle, said her grandfather; John P. Westberg was a machinist for the railroad and later headed the maintenance shop. Fond of Lanark, he moved the line’s machine shop to the settlement sometime in the 1890’s. “Eventually he retired because he had other businesses and things he wanted to do,” said his granddaughter. “My father brought home all the old tools from the shop and put them under our house. When we were kids, we played with all of those oldfashioned tools.” The magnolia grove surrounding the inn was fenced to keep out feral hogs roaming in the surrounding country. The property contained cottages that housed the help. The summer cottages outside the compound were on three sand streets with board sidewalks. When vacationers came to their beach cottages, they often brought cows and chickens to provide milk and eggs and penned them in the yards. The inn was the center of activity in the little colony. Each day, mail call was held in the lobby after the train passed through to Carrabelle. There was dancing in the evenings, sometimes with live musicians transported by the train or by boat. During the day, there were bridge games. In the cool of the evening, people gathered along the dock or in the pavilion to chat, socialize or swim. 1899 hurricane attens Carrabelle On August 1, 1899 disaster struck the resort. at around 4 a.m., when the second tropical storm of the season made landfall directly over Carrabelle as a Category 1 hurricane. The bathing pavilion and pier were destroyed. A train carrying passengers to the inn was picked up and blown more than 100 yards from the track and 30 miles of track were destroyed. During the same storm, the train depot in Carrabelle and most of the town were attened, and McIntyre erased from the face of the earth. Eventually, the railroad was repaired and the Lanark Inn reopened but never regained its former glory. With the resources of timber and turpentine greatly depleted, the syndicate faltered and the railroad went into receivership in 1926. By 1928, automobiles were increasingly common and railroad service to Carrabelle was greatly reduced. In November 1929, the Apalachicola Times wrote that new roads made the drive from Tallahassee to Carrabelle “a joy.” By this time, Prohibition was in full swing and this too had an effect on Lanark. During the summer of 1928, the inn was raided for serving alcohol. In Sept. 1929, the sheriff mustered deputies to search the swamp between Carrabelle and Lanark for rumrunners and their merchandise believed to have been off loaded on Dog Island. The paper never reports the bootleggers were found. In 1929, a second hurricane damaged the old inn and again destroyed the pier and bathhouses. A new hotel was built around 1930 and remained in business until 1942. Bathing suits could be rented at the concession stand, which sold hot dogs and sodas. ‘Hell by the sea’ In 1942, Lanark took on a new persona when the US Army came on the scene. Because it was an island, St. James was picked to be the largest training center for amphibious soldiers; men schooled in assault science and the use of landing craft, including seagoing jeeps, amphibious tanks, landing barges and the two-ton DUKW landing craft. In all, 165,000 acres were leased or purchased for Camp Gordon Johnston developed around Lanark. The rows of one-story apartments that make up much of the village today were ofcers’ quarters and the inn was commandeered for women’s quarters. Carrabelle’s current mayor Curley Messer was among the rst Army personnel on the scene. He and seven members of his combat MP unit were dispatched to Florida from New Orleans the day the war broke out in Dec. 1941. The Army Corps of Engineers was already on the site, surveying and preparing plans. Local people were hired to do the construction and later maintenance and they were glad to have the work, according to old-timers, because the area had not yet recovered from the Depression. “When I got there it was really nothing but a sand bed,” said Messer. “The train delivered the lumber and nails and all, and we guarded it. The rst barracks they built were for us. It was a 60’ by 20’ wooden building with a sand oor. Unless you found a piece of plywood or something to put under your cot, in the morning, you’d be laying on the ground because the legs of the cot sunk into the sand. “I never knew a man who liked it there. They called it ‘Hell by the Sea.’ We’d have to go across the river at night, in full gear holding on to a rope. The water would be over your head and there’d be snakes and everything else,” he said. Camp Gordon Johnston was the rst training facility to employ live ammunition and booby-traps and some soldiers died in training, including a group that mistakenly walked off a landing barge into deep water one stormy night. Westberg said her father worked in the painting department at the camp. She said Area 1 of the camp began at about western edge of the current Lanark Village. This was largely barracks. Area 2 was the area around the old Putnal Service Station on US 98. There were ofces, a theatre, a commissary and “nice little shops” selling clothing, jewelry and other personal items. More than 25,000 soldiers trained at the camp and led the landings at Normandy and in Asia. In 1946, the camp was deactivated. The Army withdrew, leaving only post ofce personnel to forward mail. The camp fell into disrepair, was looted and vandalized. ‘Live for less’ in Lanark In 1945 most of the land was purchased by Lanark Estates, Inc., a Miami based rm, with Frank Newman its president. In 1955, the company led a plat of a planned retirement village. Putnal’s service station containing a small grocery store was already in operation at that time as was the old Ells Court Motel. Westberg worked for the company as an ofce manager. She said the village was being marketed as a self-contained community. Three community buildings were planned. The Village Mall facing Oak Street is still in existence. It would contain a laundry, beauty shop and an IGA grocery store owned and managed by Ken Foster. The post ofce was in the mall at the spot now occupied by the thrift shop. The former commanding general’s quarters was to be remodeled as a clinic, the post administration, and ofcers’ recreation hall were remodeled as to contain Lanark Village’s administrative ofces, a bar, restaurant, dance hall, recreation rooms and a chapel. The utilities and water and sewer system were refurbished throughout the existing barracks and expanded to include other areas. The buildings were painted inside and out and renovated. Broken windows and doors were replaced and roofs were restored. Within a year, advertising was in progress and sales began, with ad campaigns in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta and in the Times. The ads read, “Life e in Lanark Village is beautiful and satisfying and you can live for less.” Westberg said customers began to arrive by the busload. The four salesmen on staff couldn’t keep up with the demand and Westberg took on some sales as well as running the ofce. She received a 5 percent commission in addition to her salary. The cost of a unit ranged from $4,995 for an efciency to $7,995 for a three-bedroom. You could buy on time. An efciency was $39.95 down and $39.95 a month. A number of Scots took up residence in the village drawn by the familiar name. Westberg said the rst residents arrived before completion of the public buildings and the company took great pains to keep them satised. Every morning there was mail call in Westberg’s ofce. A bus was acquired and residents signed up for weekly shopping excursions to Apalachicola or Tallahassee. Local churches sent volunteers to ferry village residents to Sunday morning service. No hanging clothes outside overnight The Lanark Village Association formed in October 1956 to give residents a say in the management of their home. Hugh Lillie was the rst president. In 1957, the recreation center opened. In 1959, The St. Joe Company donated 11 acres for a church. The Women’s Christian Fellowship formed and began raising money for construction of the building. They sold pavers and Bryan McKissask gave organ concerts. The sanctuary was dedicated on May 27, 1962. In 1957, American Legion Post 82 was organized along with an auxiliary. The rst commander was Melvin Robbins and his wife Alexandria was rst president of the auxiliary. In 1960, a set of rules was drafted and endorsed by petition to govern the activities of residents. Among the stipulations, no antennae could be attached to a building without prior written permission from the developers. No pets could be kept other than dogs, cats or birds and were limited to two to a unit. No trailers or tents were allowed and no clothes could be hung to dry overnight. Washing clothes was forbidden on Sunday and grandchildren could not visit for longer than two weeks. The Lanark Village Boat Club formed in November 1960. In 1965, after attempting to expand their holdings, Lanark’s developers went bankrupt. Westberg said there was no wrongdoing involved; the company had simply tried to grow too fast. The Lanark Village Association took on the task of managing the village. In May 1970, the members purchased the current site of Chillas Hall and that year the village Christmas party was held on the vacant lot. Henry Chillas, the association president, proposed to sell bonds to nance construction. One hundred bonds were sold for $100 each, each paying 5 percent interest annually. Beginning in 1974, 10 names were drawn each year and repaid in full. The rst meeting in Chillas Hall was held in Sept. 1971. If you look, you can still see plaques on some of the window frames dedicating part of the new structure to departed friends and family. In 1981, the association voted to name the hall for Henry Chillas the man who made it possible. His memory lives on in the meeting place that is the heart of Lanark Village. #),..) 4)7 3. 70 .-4,)7 0,. 47-42 $ 423 ) /& # www.Sacr edH eartontheG ulf .or g 46 ),4)"4& *756 *,5,. /' "4,6 .& ..*6 "3. / 7) ).& 57* *. / 70.)-.& 4.-5,$ /'2 )8. .*46& *# 4* /' % 2 2& 6*5, "3. /' 46(),4)"4 &( "4,6(.&( ().&( 7) )8.( .*46&( 3. ). 7. 8.+ 4. .-5,*6 0,. 56-53 "*,..* 5*6 4. 60 5 7 ) 3. .-4,)7 0,. 47-42 !.4*+565*5 ".5,. / & 7.) .. / )-472 #.,4)74 57. /' ),4 .& 6.,4 563 $ ..5*6 *-563 5) )*& ..5*6 *-563 .54.*6 % *,6* BILL MILLER REAL T Y 850 697 3751 3310 570 0658 $1,000 D O W N E A C H 2 U S 98 C O M M L O T S 5 L O T S L ANARK BEA CH 400’ + C O M M U S 98 & G U L F ADJ T O L ANARK M ARINA 8 5 0 K 1.27 A C L O T B C H A C C E S S $80,000 2 NICE L O T S 12 T H & O W E N $16,500 C/B H O M E 3 1 1 2 C O R.L O T S C I T Y $49,500 4 CIT Y L O T S OFF H W Y 67 $15,000 MIH 2 CRNR L O T S BLK $ ST ORE REDUCED $ 3 9 5 0 0 2 A CA T RIVER U T I L I N $39,500 C hH RISTMAS EV eE I nN LA nN ARK VV I llLL AG eE Editor’s Note: The following poem was written by J. Kenneth Foster, and appeared in the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times, dated Dec. 29, 1977 Twas the night before Christmas and all through our town, No noses were frozen, no snow uttered down. No children in annels were tucked into bed, They all wore their short pajamas instead. To nd wreaths of holly was not very hard For holly trees sprouted right in the front yard. In front of the houses were granddads and moms Admiring the bushes and all of the palms. The slumbering grandkiddies were dreaming in glee And hoped they’d nd water skis under the tree. They all knew that Santa was well on his way In a Mercedes-Benz instead of a sleigh. And soon he arrived and started to work, He hadn’t a second to linger or shirk. He whizzed over the highways and zoomed up the roads, In a shiny new sports car delivering the loads. The tropical moon gave the Village a glow, And lighted the way for old Santa below. As he jumped from the auto he gave a wee chuckle, He was dressed in Bermudas with Ivy League buckle. There weren’t many chimneys but that caused no gloom For Santa came in through the Florida room. He stopped at each house and stayed only a minute And emptied his sack of the stuff that was in it. Some dentures and hearing aids – and they were quite neat Were left for old gramps, as a special treat. Before he departed, he treated himself To a glass of orange juice left on the shelf. Then he turned with a jerk and bounced back in his car, Remembering he still had to go very far. He stepped on the gas and put it in gear, And drove through our Village singing with cheer. And I heard him exclaim as he went on his way, “Merry Christmas Lanark Village, I wish I could stay.”KARKAR L HOLLA A ND | Florida Memory Project The sales ofce for Lanark Village circa 1956. LANARK from page A9

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Local The Times | A11 Thursday, December 26, 2013 “We have had some peo ple report a bear or bears in the area,” he said. “We have taken these reports seriously, but we don’t necessarily move a bear simply because they come into urban or semi urban areas.” Nearby residents said the area where the bear was shot is a dumping ground for garbage. Bears are attracted to easy food items, especially in the fall and winter. It is illegal to shoot or harass a black bear in Florida. FWC is offering a re ward for information lead ing to the arrest and con viction of the shooter. Kirk land said rewards range from $25 to $1,000. “We need somebody who knows who shot this bear to contact our wildlife alert hotline at 888-404-3922,” he said. “We guarantee any one who calls anonymity.” Florida law makes it il legal to “take” a bear and denes that as pursuing, hunting, molesting, captur ing or killing, or attempt ing those actions, whether or not such actions result in possession of the bear. In addition, rules pro hibit anyone from pos sessing, injuring, shooting, wounding, trapping, col lecting or selling bears or their parts or attempting to engage in such actions without prior authoriza tion from FWC. Violation of these bear rule is a misdemeanor, which can result in nes up to $500 and/or 60 days in jail for a rst offense. Prior offenses can result in higher penalties, with imprisonment up to one year, a ne of up to $1,000 and suspension of recre ational hunting and shing licensing privileges. It is illegal to intention ally place food or garbage out that attracts bears and causes conicts. Anything that attracts dogs, cats or raccoons will attract bears, too. Residents dumping garbage at the roadside or feeding pets and wildlife in unsecured containers are luring bears to the area and committing a crime. The FWC advises resi dents who are troubled with visiting black bears to make sure not to feed them unintentionally. Se cure household garbage in a shed, garage or wildliferesistant container. Put household garbage out on morning of pickup rather than the night before. Protect gardens, apiar ies, compost and livestock with electric fencing. En courage your homeowners association or local gov ernment to institute ordi nances on keeping foods that attract wildlife secure. Feed pets indoors or bring in dishes after feeding. Clean grills and store them in a locked, secure place. Remove wildlife feeders or make them bear-resistant. Pick ripe fruit from trees, and remove fallen fruit from the ground. Screened enclosures are not secure and will not keep bears out. O n b e h a l f o f m y s t a f f a n d I w e w o u l d l i k e t o t h a n k y o u a l l fo r y o u r c o n t i n u e d s u p p o r t a n d t r u s t W e a r e t r u l y a p p r e c i a t i v e a n d g r a t e fu l fo r t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o w o r k w i t h y o u A n d a s w e w i n d d o w n 2 0 1 3 a n d m o v e i n t o t h e N E W Y EA R p l e a s e k n o w t h a t i t i s a p r e v i l e g e t o s e r v e y o u a n d l oo k fo r w a r d t o o u r n e x t o p p o r t u n i t y t o b e o f se r v i ce T o a l l o u r p a t i e n t s a n d f r i e n d s w e h o p e y o u h a d a w o n d e r fu l M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S a n d h a v e a m a g n i c e n t N E W Y EA R S i n cer e l y V i n ce n t I v er s M D l l u a o k y n a h o t e t k i d l l u o e w w d I n f a f a t y s f m f o l a h e n b O l l u a o k y n a h o t e t k i d l l u o e w w d I n f a f a t y s f m f o l a h e n b O V I N C EN T I V ER S, M. D 3 0 1 T w e n t i e t h S t r e e t | P o r t S t J o e, FL 3 2 4 5 6 Coupon Expir es: 12-31-13 CODE: AP00 †ee r€ red ic`p cet‚e} †e€‚ † › ‘ ¦¨ — ¨ › ` § ¨ › ›¨  ‘£ c¨ ¦ ¨ ¨ § £ ¨•‘ ¨ §" † › ‘ —‘ — ‘§ — ‘§ — — ¨ ‘• ¨ “ ¨ `••  §™ § ‘ § " t™™   – m y – “Œ h   “Œ C y¤¤ Œk£ k y ¤ ¤ ¦k£ k ~ k ] ¦ Œ¢Œ   ¢ Œ h o ¤ C ¤ $ $ D SCHOOL from page A1 ranked in the lowest 5 per cent in the state of these schools. It was the rst D for the school since 2008. It was only the fourth D in the last 14 years, with the other two in 2000 and 2001, before consolidation. The state assigns grades based on points assessed, half of them based on student achieve ment and learning gains data from state assess ments, such as how many learning gains were made among all students, as well as the lowest performing students. The FCAT re sults are a major part of this half. The other half of the total points is based upon components outside state assessments, such as par ticipation and performance in accelerated classes, graduation rates and col lege readiness. Schools that earn at least 1,115 points receive an A, with Bs going to schools with 1,050 to 1,114 points, and Cs to those with be tween 925 and 1,049 points. In all three cases, these schools have met learning gains targets for the low est performing students, as well as reading perfor mance requirements. With D schools, which tally between 840 and 924 points, there is no require ment for learning gains or reading performance. Franklin County School tallied 915 points, and though it was just 10 points short of a C, Superinten dent Nina marks said she doesn’t expect the district will appeal. “It doesn’t appear that we have grounds for that,” she said. “Ours is going to stand.” Low graduation rate hurt score Marks released a morethan-500-word prepared statement a day after the school grades came out that tried to nd some fringes of silver tinsel lin ing the edges of this giant red letter. In terms of overall im provement in math per formance between 2011-12 and 2012-13 at the school, Franklin saw the num bers of students at grade level or better improv ing by 11 percent, which ranked it 137th out of 3,053 schools throughout the state. Among combination schools, the rank was 13 out of 294, which was in the top 5 percent, and among 1,628 Title I schools, which are ones with high percentages of low-income students, Franklin was 86th. In contrast, learning gains in reading over the last two school years were zero, which ranked the school just above the mid dle of the pack. As for the basic mea surement — the percent age of students scoring at grade level or better re gardless of how well they did the year before and indicated by a 3,4 or 5 on the ve-point FCAT exam — only 44 percent of stu dents were at that level in reading, ranking the school in the lowest 25 percent of the schools. In math, it was 51 per cent at grade level or bet ter, which corresponds to about the lowest third. And in science, it was 54 percent, which is in the top 25 percent of Title I schools and the top half of all schools. “We had enough points in the FCAT (portion) that we were a solid C,” Marks said. The superintendent opened her statement by quoting Education Com missioner Pam Stewart as saying “the latest round of school grades comes amid ongoing debate over the accuracy and complexity of the grading formula.” She then shared Stew art’s remarks that out lined how grades for high schools are based on test scores, as well as gradu ation rates and college readiness. Stewart noted that “schools receive points based on how many students take college-level courses and how they score on tests such as the SAT.” In terms of graduation rate, Franklin received only 124 out of a possible 200 points, because the school’s four-year graduation rate is hovering around just 60 percent. The graduation rate dropped just slightly from the year before, 59 down to 58.8 percent. The drop-out rate climbed slightly, to 4.3 from 4.1 percent in 2011-12, but remained more than dou ble the percentage state wide of 2.0 percent. “These are areas of concern and the leadership will be ad dressing the graduation and dropout rates in Janu ary 2014,” Marks said. In terms of high school students’ participation and performance in what is called “accelerated cur riculum,” courses such as advanced placement and dual enrollment in a state college or other venue, Franklin School received 151 out of a possible 300 points. The school showed a drop in students taking part in such courses, and no growth in how well they performed. As a combination high school, Franklin also re ceived a middle-school acceleration component, worth up to 100 points, which measures middle school students’ participa tion in and performance on high-school level end-ofcourse assessments. The school received a total of 78 points, with performance outpacing participation. Post-secondary readi ness in reading improved, by about 12 percentage points to 61 percent, but there was no change with math, which has a percent age of no better than onethird of the students be ing ready for college level courses. Marks says picture is improving School ofcials and school board members privately said they are not shocked by the D score, given the statistics they had examined from testing in early 2013. “The Franklin County School District began a transition toward change on July 1, 2013,” Marks said. “Data results were studied, and professional develop ment was held based on identied weaknesses and areas of need.” She said the district “created a proactive plan of action to include new administration, an on-site principal and assistant principal, dean, reading coach, guidance depart ment and media specialist as additional leadership support.” Marks said once the strategic plan was initiated in August 2013, the new principal, Eric Bidwell, be gan one-on-one conferenc es with faculty, focusing on changes required by DOE, the teacher evaluation pro cess and the level of expec tation for this school year 2013-2014. “Communication is im proving among all levels at the school, district of ce and in the community,” Marks said. She said data results from these state reports “have the district looking, again, at the economic situation our community is facing. “The district impact on families is evident,” she said. “The local economy and lack of employment greatly affect the success of our students. Our chil dren need everyone — school personnel, parents and community — to work together to support our children in their pursuit of a brighter future through education.” Marks said programs fo cused on college and career readiness “will prepare our students for the workforce,” citing a partnership with Gulf Coast State College to increase the opportunity for dual enrollment. “Currently, there are over 40 students taking dual enrollment courses and many more prepar ing to exit Franklin County PreK-12 School with indus try certication. “We need your help to increase the number the students that successfully graduate. Please volunteer, share your expertise and talents or be a mentor.” BEAR from page A1 “The district impact on families is evident. The local economy and lack of employment greatly affect the success of our students. Our children need everyone — school personnel, parents and community — to work together to support our children in their pursuit of a brighter future through education. ... We need your help to increase the number the students that successfully graduate. Please volunteer, share your expertise and talents or be a mentor.” Nina Marks, Franklin County Superintendent

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A12 | The Times Thursday, December 26, 2013 B R A N D Y i s a n 1 8 mon t h o l d S he p he r d / H o u nd c r o s s w i t h t h e s w e e t e s t t e mp er a m e n t a nd c a l m e s t de m e a n o r S he w o u l d m a k e t he p e r f e c t f a m i l y p e t as s he i s g e n t l e a nd s o c i a l B r a nd y i s he a r t w o r m ne g a t i v e a nd w i l l b e s p a y e d i n a f e w d a y s. C om e m e e t t h i s e l f a nd s e e i f s h e i s t he r i gh t do g f o r y o u i n 2 0 14 V o l u n t e e r s a r e de s p e r a t e l y ne e de d t o s o c i a l i z e a l l of o ur do g s a nd c a t s. W e a r e a l wa y s l o o k i n g f o r p e o p l e w i l l i n g t o b r i n g one of o ur a n i m a l s i n t o t he i r h om e t o b e f o s t e r e d f o r va r i o us ne e ds. A n y t i m e y o u c a n s p a r e w o u l d b e gr e a t l y a p p r e c i a t e d C a l l K a r e n a t 6 7 0 8 4 1 7 f o r mo r e de t a i l s o r v i s i t t he F r a n k l i n C o u n t y H u m a n e S o c i e t y a t 2 4 4 S t a t e R o a d 6 5 i n E as t p o i n t Y ou m a y l o gon t o t he w e b s i t e a t w w w f o r go t t e n p e t s. o r g t o s e e mo r e of o ur a do pt a b l e pet s OF THE WEEK PET 227.7847 Franklin County Humane Society S e e Y o u r Bu s in e s s Name a n d I n f o Her e f o r O N L Y $ 1 5 p e r w e ek $ 6 0 p e r m o n t h Ca l l T o d a y 4 51 6 5 6 7 NO TICE OF F AIR HOUSING EDUCA TION and CDBG PUBLIC HEARING The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will conduct a brief f air housing educational session. The topics will include an introduction to f air housing la ws, the local f air housing ordinance, enforcement and assistance. The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will conduct a rst public hearing to obtain comments or suggestions for one or more proposed FFY 2013 applications to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Small Cities Community De v elopment Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $700,000. The cate gories of acti vities for which these grant funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood re vitalization, commercial re vitalization, or economic de v elopment and include such impro v ement acti vities as construction of infrastructure (roads, w ater se wer drainage), acquisition of real property for eligible uses, loans to pri v ate-for -prot b usiness, rehabilitation of houses and commercial b uildings. F or each acti vity that is proposed, at least 51% of the persons beneting must be in the lo w or moderate income range. In de v eloping an application for submission to DEO, the County must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG acti vities, and is required to de v elop a plan to assist displaced persons. V arious f actors af fecting the competiti v e score of the application must be considered. Additional information re g arding the range of acti vities that may be undertak en will be pro vided at the public hearing. The sessions will be held during the January 9, 2014 Board meeting that be gins at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission meeting room, located at 34 F orbes Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Questions should be directed to Mark Curenton, Assistant County Planner telephone (850) 653-9783. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. An y disabled person wishing to attend the public hearing and requiring an interpreter or special accommodations should contact the County Clerk’ s Ofce, telephone 653-8861 (or call 711 for the Florida Relay Service for hearing impaired TTY/TDD) at least tw o b usiness days prior to the meeting. ! # ! % $ # # # # # # # $ # ! Merry Christmas & Happy New Y ear F r om, M elinda, T omm y & Jack (the dog) (850)670-1400 NO TICE OF PUBLIC MEETING FRANKLIN COUNTY CDBG CITIZEN AD VISOR Y T ASK FORCE The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is preparing to submit an application for Community De v elopment Block Grant funds. The Franklin County Citizen Advisory T ask F orce (CA TF) will meet to re vie w the potential grant application projects and pro vide recommendations for consideration by the Board of County Commissioners, for FFY 2013 and/or 2014. Other items may also be discussed relating to housing and economic de v elopment. The CA TF meeting will be held 6:00 p.m., January 13, 2014 in the Community Services Center 66 F ourth Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The meeting will be open to the public. Society Two little angels Alina Pelt, 4, and Obie Lee Pelt, 2 will spend Christmas this year with their greatgrandparents Charles and Mary Lou King, in their home in Eastpoint. Their daddy, Willie Pelt, and Mary Rae Nowling will come spend the day with them also at their home. God bless our two little angels, Charles and Mary Lou King Special to The Times The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Refuge House a $15,000 grant to support critical services and programs for individuals who are survivors of domestic abuse. Refuge House, the region’s state certi ed provider of direct services and advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, provides crisis services to more than 5,000 individuals in the Big Bend area every year. The $15,000 grant will be used to help increase the availability of services and resources for victims of domestic and sexual violence in Taylor County. This grant will allow for staff support for counseling, support group, prevention education, as well as increasing resources for the Refuge House 24 Hour Crisis Hotline services in that county. “We appreciate the Duke Energy Foundation’s special support for the rural communities that we serve in the Big Bend region,” says Meg Baldwin, executive director of Refuge House. “From Franklin County to Taylor County, people are connected through powerful community commitments to supporting victims of violence. We are grateful for the Duke Energy Foundation’s dedication to supporting the welfare and dignity of survivors in partnership with our local communities.” The Duke Energy Foundation helps to improve the quality of life in individual communities that they serve through volunteerism, leadership and nancial support through grants to charitable organizations. Philanthropy is an essential aspect of Duke Energy’s commitment to sustainability, by helping create and maintain strong and vibrant communities for future generations. The Duke Energy Foundation provides strategic nancial support to organizations that align with the focus areas of The Duke Energy Foundation: Environment and energy ef ciency, economic development and community vitality. The foundation is funded annually by shareholder funds. Founded in 1978, Refuge House is the state certi ed domestic violence and sexual assault center serving “Big Bend” eight counties in north central Florida. Our comprehensive services include two 24-hour crisis lines, two emergency shelters, rape crisis SANE services, transitional housing, individual and group counseling for adults and children, therapy, childcare services, community education and professional training, and courthouse advocacy. For more information about Refuge House, Inc and the services they provide or to nd out how you can give back please visit www.refugehouse.com or call (850) 922-6062. Special to The Times The Division of Health Sciences at Gulf Coast State College had multiple graduation and pinning ceremonies on Dec. 12, including the LPN (licensed practical nursing) to ADN (associate degree in nursing) graduation at the Gulf/Franklin Campus, and the nursing and surgical technology graduations at the Panama City campus. Fall 2013 LPN to ADN graduates: Janell Armstrong, Brenda Bellinger, Fe Carlisle, Kimberly Clark, Stephanie DePaul, Richard Green, Erin Hallahan, Amy Jackson, Cathy Shuping, Kristin Small, Dorothy Snodgrass, Diane Stratton, Anne-Laure Verill, Derek Waldron, Faye Wenzel and Rebecca Williams Fall 2013 hursing graduates: Heather Barron, Regina Biggs, Sam Burt, Laura Callahan, Randi Clark, Tonya Claussen, Kimberly Cox, Bruce Ferris, Faith Fischer, Danielle Gagnon, Colin Gallien, Holly Gay, Michael Hollis, Brantley Jezak, Lindsey Kafonek, Stacey Kintner, Monica Largaespada, Trinh Luong, Johnathon Martin, Christina Maynard, Kowany McCutcheon, Steven Moos, Miranda Morgan, Xiomara Morris, Kayla Myers, Cynthia Naegele, Andrea Ortega, Stephanie Plummer, Jolanta Potkaj, James Prudhome, Sara Ramer, Tracy Raven, Justin Redmond, April Rivera, Christian Rodriguez, Bryan Shea, Sarah Smith, Aurelia Stone, Kyle Studer, Lindsey Thweatt, Nicholas Tuno, Jane Vasquez and Thomasina Waldera, Fall 2013 surgical technology graduates: Bree Allen, Jacie Ball, Jonna Ball, Tonya Green, Victoria Holland, Katie Pepin, Jennifer Person, Samantha Plumadore, Amanda Porcelli, Candice Potter, Shelli Simmons, Janet Valiente 2 little angels for Christmas GCSC celebrates health sciences graduates Duke Energy Foundation awards Refuge House grant COUNTY LIBRARY KIDS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times The Franklin County Public Library’s youth program had its annual Christmas dinner Dec. 16 at the Eastpoint rehouse. At top left, the evening opened with a presentation to new county librarian Anne Birchwell, from former librarian Eileen Annie Ball. Above, Denise and Cliff Butler, longtime supporters of the library youth program, came forward to lead 12 young people in a hilarious presentation of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Guitarist Randy Mims, center right, entertained the gathering, as did emcee Carol Bar eld, top right, who, together with her sister Patricia Jones and her aunt Irestine Bouie, sang “Oh Holy Night.” Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES

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Hope you can come over to Chillas Hall on Christmas morning, and enjoy a smoked turkey sandwich or two. Bob Dietz will have the door open at 8 a.m. See ya there! Ron Vice will be on hand to play the music for your dancing and listening pleasure. The doors will open at Chillas Hall at 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve. So grab you favorite snack, your beverage of choice, your dancing shoes and, oh yes, your main squeeze and stroll on over and ring in the new year with us. There will also be a celebration at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 on New Year’s Eve. Greg K and the crew will provide the music, and you can help ll the dance oor. I will probably pop in from time to time. Party hearty! On New Year’s Day, members of the Lanark Village Boat Club will prepare and serve the traditional black-eyed pea lunch, starting at 1 p.m. Be watching for you! Joy to the World. Wednesday Night Bingo at Chillas Hall. The season opener will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8, and the doors will at 6 p.m. Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Come on over and have a fun evening. Who knows, you might just win a game or two. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember, miracles do happen. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry. The Ward Family The family of Frances Louise Ward would like to thank all of our family, friends and neighbors for the owers, food and loving support after the recent loss of our mother. Your concern and compassion is appreciated more than we can express. The Ward family Sonya Murray Russell Dec. 8, 1966, to Sept. 16, 2013 Happy birthday and Merry Christmas and a happy new year, my love. Just wanted you to know how much we love and miss you here with us. But knowing you’re with our Lord and all our loved ones who went before you gives us peace in our hearts. We hope to be with you again some sweet day. God bless. Your husband Eugene Russell, Mom and Daddy, and mother-in-law Mary Lou King and family. Special to the Times The Franklin County Public Library has some fun and interesting activities coming up in January. All activities are open to the public and free of charge. The Eastpoint branch will be starting off the new year with our rst Cinema Day. Please come and join us for a showing of “Monster University” at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3. Parents with young children should plan to stay and watch the movie with their child. Denise Williams will be teaching Yin Yoga at the Eastpoint branch at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays starting Jan. 7. This type of yoga is very gentle and available to all levels of yoga skills from beginner to advanced. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it; otherwise, a large towel will work. Marian Morris will be leading a special story time for the kids at the Carrabelle branch at 3 p.m. Jan. 14. Come by the library in Eastpoint and meet the St. George Island Quilters. They will be sharing their skills and enthusiasm for quilting at 10 a.m. Jan. 15. Computer class with Carly is a great way to learn something new in the new year. She can help you with your tablets and readers or just help you with basic or advanced computer skills. Drop in between noon and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in Eastpoint or Jan. 23 in Carrabelle. Both Eastpoint and Carrabelle branches have community meeting rooms that can be reserved. If you need a space for a meeting, please come by and talk to us. We will be expanding our hours at both library branches. Starting Jan. 6 the Eastpoint branch will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Carrabelle branch will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For any questions regarding library hours or programs, call 6708151 for the Eastpoint branch or 6972366 for the Carrabelle branch. The following is the updated schedule for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint, and the St. George Island areas. For more information, call the Hotline at 653-2000. MONDAY 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Closed AA, Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church, 79 Sixth Street TUESDAY Noon to 1 p.m.: Open. Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Carrabelle, Church of the Ascension, 110 NE First St. WEDNESDAY 6-7 p.m.: Women’s AA, Closed, Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Men’s AA, Closed, Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church THURSDAY Noon to 1 p.m.: Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Open AA, St. George Island United Methodist, 201 E. Gulf Beach Drive FRIDAY 5:30-6:30 p.m.: AA Happy Hour, Open, Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Carrabelle, Church of the Ascension SATURDAY 7:30-8:30 p.m.: AA Speakers Meeting, Open, Eastpoint First United Methodist Church, 317 Patton Dr. 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Discussion Group, Alligator Point Mission By The Sea SUNDAY 7:30-8:30 p.m.: AA Big Book Study, Open, Eastpoint First United Methodist Church God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference AA M eetinEETIN G sS Card of T hanHAN K sS In Loving M emoryEMORY Time to make plans for the new year L anarANAR K newsNEWS Jim Welsh County library plans expanded hours “We will be mandated to have something as we go along,” Conrad said. “Whatever will affect the best transfer of data will help save lives. We won’t immediately make money, (but) we will immediately stop a greater loss of money. “All of these small hospitals na tionwide are faced with this,” he said. “I’m not going to advocate buying the most expensive system. A bad system will slow things up. Good modules will allow you with a few clicks to get the correct information (while) a cheap system equals morale problems.” County Commission Chairman Cheryl Sanders supported the acqui sition, but noted that “I wish we had somebody local instead of bringing somebody in from out of state.” Brownsworth said the intention is to go in-house with billing in three to ve years. As it stands now, CSS is incentivized by making a percentage off the increase in cash payments they are able to collect. He said the deal eliminates about $232,000 in annual costs now going to ARx and Healthland for billing and insurance verication. “With CSS, we only start making payments for these revenue cycle services once we make more cash than we are right now,” Brownsworth said. “In order for them to get paid, they have to increase the amount of money we get paid, and they then get one-third of the increase.” Commissioner Pinki Jackel said she wanted to see a report made to the board prior to any payments to CSS. “There are benchmarks we have to hit before approval for gov ernment reimbursements,” she said. “I want to be sure we’re meeting benchmarks in a timely fashion. “We’ve got to do a better job of collecting every penny we can,” she said. If we don’t do a better job, we cannot continue to operate at these losses. (It’s a matter of) the sh or cut bait stage, if we’re continuing to take money out of the trust fund to build a new facility.” Commissioner Smokey Parrish supported the EMR deal, and agreed the county needed to “get to a point where we quit drawing money out of the trust. “This is a ‘win-win’ of us not hav ing to put up money upfront,” he said. “It’s a way for doctors complet ing charts in a more timely fashion, which has been a problem in the past.” Brownsworth said he was not concerned CSS was not yet certied for Phase 2 of Medicare’s electronic health record mandate, because only six vendors on the market are certi ed as of now. “That’s more than a year away, in January 2015, and they anticipate to be certied in October or November of 2014,” he said. The EMR system is expected to go live in the rest of the hospital, the clinics and ambulance system by March 1, Brownsworth said. He said advanced registered nurse practitioner Dana Whaley and Dr. Eugene Charbonneau have been seeing about 20 to 25 patients per day at Weems East in Carrabelle, while Weems West has only been attracting about eight to 10 patients per day. He said he expects the clinic’s volume in Apalachicola to rise once renova tion is fully complete on Dr. Stephen Miniat’s former ofces. WEEMS from page A1 On Monday, Dec. 23, members of the Philaco Woman’s Club’s home life committee and friends met at the Holy Family Senior Center to prepare fruit baskets for Meals on Wheels recipients. Pictured from left are Anne Sizemore, Monica Lemieux and Marilyn Hogan decorating baskets. Elaine Kozlowsky of Eastpoint was accompanied by grandniece Sandy and great-grandniece Sonja, who are visiting for the holidays. The groups decorated more than 40 fruit baskets, provided at cost by Gulfside IGA. LOIS SWOBODA | The Times F ruitRUIT ofOF theTHE SP iritIRIT

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com Thursday, December 26, 2013 O UTDOORS www.apalachtimes.com Section Section A Santa’s O utdoor H eadquarters! Holida y Gifts f or Childr en Hug e Tr ain Set Demo Guns & Ammo WEEKL Y ALM ANA C AP AL A CHIC OL A C ARR ABELLE TIDE T ABLES MONTHL Y A VER A GES T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om these g iv en f or AP ALA CHIC OLA: HIGH L OW C a t P oin t M inus 0:40 M inus 1:17 East P ass M inus 0:27 M inus 0:27 T o nd the tides of the f ollo wing ar eas subtr ac t the indica t ed times fr om those g iv en f or C ARR ABELLE: HIGH L OW B ald P oin t M inus 9:16 M inus 0:03 Sp onsor the WEEKL Y ALM ANA C C all T o da y! 653-8868 Da t e H igh L o w % P r ecip T hu Dec 26 60 45 0 % F ri, Dec 27 57 45 0 % S a t Dec 28 63 43 % Sun, Dec 29 63 43 % M on, Dec 30 63 42 % T ues Dec 31 63 42 % W ed J an. 1 63 42 % Page 14 Cockles and angelwings By TOM BAIRD Special to The Times Ever notice how the beach changes from summer to winter? We are now in the “winter beach” and this is the time when shelling is best. Throughout the summer, sand is deposited on the beaches and the dunes build. The beach becomes higher and wider. In winter, changes in wave height and direction cause sand to be pulled offshore from the beach and deposited in protective offshore sandbars. The winter beach is narrower and lower. While this phenomenon is more extreme on the Atlantic and Paci c coasts, nevertheless our Panhandle beaches also go through this cycle. Because sand is pulled off the beach in winter, shells that were buried all year are now exposed. Both tourists and residents can be seen carrying buckets or bags of shells to take home. The most commonly collected shells are the giant cockles and white angelwings, with the occasional empty shell of a large left-handed whelk. The giant cockle or heart cockle (Dinocardium robustum) is familiar to most residents. It is that big – up to ve inches long tan or cream colored bivalve with parallel ribs with brown patches. It occurs around Florida wherever one nds their preferred habitat sandy shallows off beaches. Therefore, the big bend area, with its lack of wave energy, and therefore lack of beaches, does not offer suitable habitat for the giant cockle. The giant cockles found on our Gulf beaches is a more colorful variety than their Atlantic cousin and is classi ed as a subspecies, Dinocardium robustum vanhyningi, often called Van Hyning’s cockle. These bivalves are lter feeders that use their long muscular foot to dig down into the sand and extend their siphons into the water column to pump in suspended food particles. The cardium part of their genus name, Dinocardium, may remind you of heart. To see why they are sometimes called heart cockles, nd two shells of about equal size and place their edges together. Now turn them to the side and look at the shells with their edge facing you. The pro le from the side resembles a Valentine heart. The fully grown shells are also about the size of a human heart. You probably remember the old song about Molly Malone singing, “cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh!” As Molly was pushing her wheelbarrow, the cockles she was selling were not our Van Hyning’s cockle, but the common European cockle, Cerastoderma edule, or any of several small cockle-like clam species that are harvested using rakes at low tide. Cockles are still available at seaside stalls in the United Kingdom. Our own giant cockles are edible also and the reddish esh makes ne chowder. However, few people go to the trouble to harvest our giant cockles. For a bit of trivia, cockles are even mentioned in the Magna Carta. That historic document granted English subjects the right to collect up to eight pounds of cockles from the shore without hindrance or con scation. Our beaches have several other smaller shells that are classi ed in the same family as the giant cockle. One can easily nd shells of the Atlantic strawberry cockle (Americardia media), spiny papercockle (Papyridea soleniformis), Florida pricklycockle (Trachycardium egmontianum), and even the smooth-shelled common egg cockle (Laevicardium laevigatum). Much sought after by collectors this time of year is the delicate bright white shell of the angelwing (Cyrtopleura costata). More common on the Atlantic or southwest coasts of Florida, nevertheless angelwings are commonly found on Cape San Blas beaches. To be so fragile and elegant, it seems surprising that these bivalves live burrowed into muddy clay deposits offshore. They can also be found in St. Joseph Bay where there are muddy clay bottoms. They need the stiff muds for support because the muscles holding the two shells together are quite weak. In fact, this clam cannot fully close its shell making it susceptible to extreme environmental changes. With its muscular foot, the animal digs a burrow in the stiff muds and projects two siphons just above the surface of the substrate. Once in place it pumps water through the siphons to lter suspended food particles. In life, the burrows and gaping valves of this animal provide a refuge for several species of small mud crabs. Even the abandoned burrows provide a home for other sea creatures long after the angelwing has departed. Since these clams are adept at boring into stiff clays, it is not surprising that they are closely related to shipworms, which are not worms at all but boring clams. You have probably inspected their tunnels winding through pieces of driftwood thrown up on the beach. More commonly found on Panhandle beaches are the Campeche angelwings (Pholas campechiensis). Occasionally, one nds the little false angelwing (Petricolaria pholadiformis). While true angelwings can grow a shell almost six inches long, false angelwing shells only reach a two inch maximum. So whether you are a shell collector or just like to look for pieces of polished beach glass, the “winter beach” is a great time to stroll our beaches. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES LEFT: Cockles along the beach CENTER: An Atlantic strawberry cockle RIGHT: A heart cockle The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is the largest of the North American herons with gangly legs, a sinuous neck, and a thick, daggerlike bill. Its slatey plumage appears shaggy. In ight, the great blue curls its neck into a tight “S” shape; its wings are broad and rounded and its legs trail well beyond the tail. Herons usually hunt alone while standing in shallow water or at the water’s edge, especially around dawn and dusk. A heron often wades slowly or stands patiently waiting to quickly spear unwary sh or frogs with its long, sharp bill. Some paleontologists have commented that herons bear a close resemblance in appearance and habit to the great wading dinosaurs. Herons may also feed by hovering over water and picking up prey, diving head rst into the water, alighting on water feetrst, jumping from perches feetrst, and swimming or oating on the surface of the water. When it is bene cial to locating schools of sh, herons may form loose feeding ocks. Herons locate their food by sight and usually swallow it whole. Inland, rodents are often an important part of the great blue’s diet. While the great blue feeds mostly on small sh it will also eat shrimp, crabs, aquatic insects, rodents and other small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and small birds. Herons are most often seen near saltwater and freshwater habitats, including open coasts, marshes, riverbanks, and lakes and even backyard gold sh ponds, retention ponds and other landscape water features. They also forage in grasslands and agricultural elds. Breeding birds gather in colonies or “heronries,” sometimes with other heron species, to build stick nests high off the ground on old growth trees. In the South, alligators, snakes and raccoons congregate under heronries to feed on fallen chicks and each other. In treeless areas, great blues readily nest on the ground, in shrubbery, in the prickly arms of a cactus or on cliffs. The heron’s call, a harsh croak or honk, is most vocal during the breeding season or when disturbed. They also snap their bills loudly to attract a mate or to defend a nest. Bill clappering, the rapid chattering of the tips of the bill, is common between mated pairs. In past times, shermen believed herons wiggled their toes to imitate worms and attract sh and that their feet produced oil that lured prey. There was also a widely held belief great blues could pluck down from their breast and scatter it on the water to create an iridescent lure. None of these stories is true. The heron’s success as a sherman is due to sharp eyesight, speed and patience. Herons are symbols of good luck and patience in many Native American tribes especially in the Paci c Northwest but they are also seen as restless, solitary and vain. Seeing a great blue was an omen of a successful shing trip; not surprising since they are skilled at locating sh. In Greece, herons were sacred to the sea-god Poseidon and an emblem of Atlantis, the lost island paradise. In many cultures, herons are said to be enemies of eagles and friends of crows. In Japan and China, a heron and a crow may be pictured together as a symbol of the yin-yang. Because of the long “nosy” beak, a heron is sometimes a symbol of curiosity, nosiness, and busybodies. Like the crane, the heron’s habit of standing on one leg earns it a reputation for contemplation, vigilance, divine or occult wisdom, and inner quietness in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and some Asian cultures. Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, employed a heron as one of her divine messengers. Native American legends tell of wise men who, having died, visited the earth in the bodies of herons. Herons have Christian symbolism too. During medieval times, herons were thought to y above the clouds to avoid rain. This supposed habit led them to become symbols of the righteous who avoided the storms of this world by placing their hopes and treasures in heaven. Early Christians believed herons shed tears of blood under stress, making them an emblem of Christ’s agony in the garden of Gethsemane. Since they consume snakes and frogs, considered minions of the devil, herons were also symbolic of the battle of good against evil. Buds N Bugs: Great blue heron BUDS ‘N’ BUGS Lois Swoboda SPONSORED BY Local As we near Christmas, not many anglers have fishing on their minds. Good days can still be had fishing the I.C.W. canal in St. Joe. Good reports of smaller trout and redfish have been constant here for a week or so. Try fishing the creek mouths and deeper holes for more productive fishing here. Local are beaches are a haven for new anglers coming to the area from up north. Whiting catches are making up most of the action with an occasional bull redfish.

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CARRABELLE • APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE • APALACHICOLA S PORTS www.apalachtimes.com Thursday, December 26, 2013 A Section Homet o wn P roud (850)653-9695 4514197 T h e d e f e n s i v e p l ay o f g u a r d J a m e s G o r d o n h a s b e e n s t e l l a r f o r t h e S e a h a w k s b o y s b a s k e t b a l l t e a m s a i d F r a n k l i n C o u n t y H i g h S c ho ol C oac h M i c hae l Sw e at t T he 5 8 1 6 5 p ou n d s e n io r gu a r d h a d t w o b l o c k e d s h o t s a g a i n s t L i b e r t y C o u n t y D e c 1 7 a n d a t o t a l o f n i n e b l o c k e d s h o t s o n t h e s e a s o n H e h a s 1 3 s t e a l s i n n i n e g a m e s a n d i s a v e r a g i n g m o r e t h a n f o u r r e b o u n d s p e r g a m e Gu l fs i de I G A P L AY E R OF T H E WE E K J a m i e G or d on Page 15 By DAVID ADLERSTEIN 653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Seahawk varsity basketball team defeated Liberty County in an away game Dec. 17, but then stumbled Dec. 19 at home against Blountstown. The Hawks jumped out to a 17-13 lead after the rst quarter in Bristol against the Bulldogs, but fell behind 28-27 at the half. The Seahawks were up by one after three quarters, and a strong fourth quarter, in which they outscored their opponents 2618, accounted for the 73-63 victory. Kelsey Jones had an outstanding game for the Hawks, hitting 13-of-17 free throws to account for almost half of his 27 points on the night. He drained 7of-13 two-pointers, and had seven rebounds and two assists. Kenneth Wilson added 11 points, after hitting threeof-four treys, and had six rebounds. James Gordon had one trey, and eight points on the night, along with ve rebounds. Cameron White also had eight points, including a perfect four-for-four from the charity stripe. He led the team with nine rebounds, and added two assists. Tyler Howard contributed ve points, and ve caroms. Marshall Sweet tallied three points by nailing a trey. Mercury Wynn had two points. Wesley Norred had three assists. As a team the Hawks shot 64 percent from the free throw line, hitting 21-of33 of their shots. They shot 42 percent from free point land, but just 31 percent of their two-pointers. Against Blountstown, the Hawks jumped to a 109 lead after the rst quarter, but fell behind 26-20 at the half. Blountstown outscored the Hawks in each of the last two quarters to win 59-41. “It was probably our worst played game of the season,” said Coach Mike Sweatt. “In the second half we just didn’t show up on offense. We couldn’t make a shot anywhere. “The rst half we didn’t really play well either but we were still in the game,” he said. The team was led by 10 points each by Jones and Howard, with six from Barahona on the back of his two treys. Norred had ve points, and Gordon four, with Sweet nailing a threepointer, and Wynn, White and Wilson each one free throw. The team hit just onefourth of their 12 free throws, and shot 22 percent from the three-point arc, and 39 percent from twopoint land. Sweet said in addition to Gordon’s defensive performance, he is pleased that both Sweet and Norred have been stepping up and playing well. Organizer Chip Sanders said the Saturday, Dec 7 “Christmas Skateboard Experience” event at the Justin B. Grif n Skate Park, adjacent to the former Apalachicola High School went well. The event featured dedication of a new sign and garden, with a safety and protection course and demo skate classes at noon. There were lessons on how to build your own ramp, and prize and ramp giveaways. “Special thanks to Journeys of St, George Island, Sam Fortunas, D.J. Flint, Coble Grif th, Elisabeth Thomas, Zachary “Gump” May, Ethan Rapack, Michael Luberto, Mike Moron, City of Apalachicola, Franklin Work Camp, Kenny Wilson, Robert Osborne Sr., John Solomon, Anderson Williams, Team Ace Hardware, and all who participated in this year’s rst ‘Christmas Skateboarding Experience,’” said Sanders. “Thanks for the support, leadership and dedication of your time and hearts for the awesome youth of this county,” he said. “It would not have been possible without you all!” SKATEBOARD EVENT ‘AWESOME’ Middle schoolers complete winning year Franklin County’s middle school boys basketball nished the regular season this month with a winning record. Players included eight graders Tyler Farmer, Nathan Jones, Landon Nash, Johnny Jones, Mikalin Huckeba, Eric Sowell, Elijah DeCourcey and Rory Countryman; and seventh graders Jake Patterson, Rufus Townsend, Jan Lowe, Daijon Penamon, Tyrell Green, Keondre Sewell, and Dalin Sheridan; sixth grader Jonathan Jones and fth graders Josh Farmer, Lamarius Martin and Clint Rester. Coaches include Jeremy Williams, standing at right, and assistant Ricky Jones, at left. Seahawks down Liberty, fall to Blountstown DAVID ADLERSTEIN | the Times Logan McLeod, left, and Kenneth Wilson ght for the ball against South Walton. Cameron White prepares to shoot against South Walton. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES YEARBOOK STAFF | Special to the Times GET READY FOR HOLIDAY HOOPS Franklin County will be the site of the Battle on the Gulf holiday hoop tournament Jan. 2 to 4. Six boys and six girls teams will be playing on a format based on overall record, and both the gym and multipurpose building will be used. THE BOYS On Thursday, Jan. 2, Liberty County plays Wewahitchka at 3:30 p.m. at the high school. Yulee vs. Bay is the 5:30 p.m. game, with Franklin County against North Bay Haven at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 3, North Bay Haven plays Liberty County at 3:30 p.m., with Bay vs. Wewa at 5:30 p.m. and Franklin vs. Yulee at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 4, the fth seed (based on tourney play) will play the sixth seed at 5:30 p.m., with the third seed against the fourth seed at 3:30 p.m., and the rst and second seeds squaring off at 7:30 p.m. THE GIRLS On Thursday, Jan. 2, North Florida Christian plays Wewahitchka at 3:30 p.m. at the high school campus. Franklin County vs. Liberty County is the 5:30 p.m. game, with Bolles against North Bay Haven at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 3, Bolles plays Liberty County at 3:30 p.m., with North Bay Haven vs. Wewa at 5:30 p.m. and Franklin vs. North Florida Christian at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 4, the fth seed (based on tourney play) will play the sixth seed at 3:30 p.m., with the third seed against the fourth seed at 7:30 p.m., and the rst and second seeds squaring off at 5:30 p.m.

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A16 | The Times Thursday, December 26, 2013 A16 | The Times Thursday, December 26, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 93428T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 19-2012-CA -000297 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. BRADLEY R. BLACKBURN, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment entered in Case No. 10-2012-CA000297 in the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, and, BRADLEY R. BLACKBURN, et. al. are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Second Floor Lobby of the Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320 at the hour of 11:00AM, on the 9TH day of JANUARY, 2014, the following described property: LOT 4, BLOCK 1 OF ADDITION TO MAGNOLIA BLUFFS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 5th day of December, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Submitted by: MORALES LAW GROUP, PA IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provisoin of certain assistance. Please contact teh Office of Court Administration at (850)5774401 or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding: If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The ADA Coordinator for the courts in Leon County if Doug Smith. He may be reached at (850)577-4444 or through the Florida Relay Service, TDD at 1-800-955-8771. The address for the Office of Court Administration is: Leon county courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, FL 32301. In all other counties in the circuit please contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office and ask for the ADA Coordinator. The Clerk’s number is included on each county page. December 19, 29, 2013 93490T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 19-2011-CA000169 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, PLAINTIFF, vs. RAESHELLE LARAE REESE, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 17, 2013 and entered in Case No. 19-2011-CA-000169 in the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC was the Plaintiff and RAESHELLE LARAE REESE, ET AL., the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Franklin St., Apalachicola, FL 32320 on the 8th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 3 (UNRECORDED) COMMENCE AT A 5 INCH ROUND CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 8 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN S01 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 25 SECONDS W ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION A DISTANCE OF 2476.05 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #0340); THENCE RUN S 89 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 11 SECONDS E 767.58 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #0340) LYING ON THE CENTERLINE OF A 60.00 FOOT INGRESS AND EGRESS EASEMENT (HATHCOCK ROAD) AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 919, PAGE 52 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN S 09 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 26 SECONDS W ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 59.67 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE S09 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 26 SECONDS W ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 127.24 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160); THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE RUN S 83 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 03 SECONDS W 391.54 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160); THENCE RUN N 05 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 23 SECONDS E 102.96 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED # 7160); THENCE RUN N 80 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 17 SECONDS E 404.06 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO a 60.00 foot ingress and egress easement lying over and across the Easterly 30.00 feet thereof as recorded in Official Records Book 919, Page 52; also in Official records Book 921, Page 576 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH that certain 2010 FLEETWOOD Manufactured Home, I.D. Nos. GAFL907A/B58648-ET31. Tax ID: 330808000000100040 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: November 7, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk, Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Stephen M. Huttman Attorney for Plaintiff Pendergast & Morgan, P.A. 115 Perimeter Center Place South Terraces Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30346 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Danny Davis, Court Technology Office, Office of Court Administration, 301 S Monroe St, Rm. 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303, (850) 577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. December 26, 2013 January 2, 2014 95971T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-000131-CA HANCOCK BANK, Plaintiff, vs. PAUL W. BYRD, JR., ET AL., Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 24, 2013 and the Order Granting Consent Motion to Continue and Rescheduled Foreclosure sale dated November 20, 2013, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, Inside the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32329, at 11:00 a.m. EST on January 12, 2014, at 11:00 a.rn. (EST), or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, the following described property: Parcels 1 and 2 located in Franklin County, Florida: Lot 7, Block 51 of ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO.5, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 16-17, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida; Lot 5 and 6, Block 51 of ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO. 5, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page (s) 16-17, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida; Parcel 3 located in Leon County, Florida: COMMENCE AT AN OLD IRON PIPE MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, LEON COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 25, A DISTANCE OF 598.0 FEET TO AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST 210.85 FEET TO AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST 523.75 FEET TO AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A TRACT OF LAND DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 90, PAGE 350 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEON COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID TRACT 209.61 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 25, A DISTANCE OF 915.57 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF U. S. NO. 90 (STATE ROAD NO. 10), THENCE NORTH 54 DEGREES 24 MINUTES WEST (BEARING BASE) ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 815.07 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST 1176.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST 203.48 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST 196.08 FEET, THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 24 SECONDS WEST 312.81 FEET TO A POINT ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWESTERLY ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF A PROPOSED 60.0 FOOT ROADWAY, THENCE FROM A TANGENT BEARING OF NORTH 64 DEGREES, 25 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 177.17 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 32 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 22 SECONDS, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 100.0 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST 309.52 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: December 16, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk December 26, 2013 January 2, 2014 96513T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000306CAAXMX CRIMSON ALLIGATOR DRIVE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. EMMETT MITCHELL, III and LELA M. MITCHELL, husband and wife, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to a Stipulated Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclosure Nunc Pro Tunc dated December 10, 2013, entered in Case No. 13000306 CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, Crimson Alligator Drive, LLC and against the Defendants, Emmett Mitchell, III, and Lela M. Mitchell, that Plaintiff will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Franklin County Courthouse, second floor lobby, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, ApaApalachicola mayor plans ofce hours Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson plans regular open ofce hours in his ofce at the recently named Mayor Van W. Johnson, Sr., Recreation & Community Service Complex at 192 Coach Wagoner Blvd., Suite 1, the site of the old Apalachicola High School. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, and thereafter on two designated days each week, (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon, and from 2 to 4 p.m.) Apalachicola residents and others will have the opportunity to meet with the mayor on a drop-in basis, without an appointment, to discuss whatever issues, ideas or concerns are on their minds “The establishment of an open ofce with regular hours is essential for communication and it gives the residents direct access to local government and a place to meet face to face with their chief elected municipal ofcial”, Johnson said. “It is one of my core beliefs that government should be open and accessible to its people.” Any resident who would like to meet with the mayor, but cannot do so during the designated days are encouraged to telephone Revena Ramsey at City Hall at 653-9319 or email her at revenaramsey@ cityofapalachicola. com to schedule a more convenient time. DOT funds coming to county On June 18 the Florida Department of Transportation announced it was providing funds for the re-marking of Lake Morality Road., and on Dec. 10, County Planner Alan Pierce told county commissioners the joint project agreement (JPA) had arrived. “While Lake Morality Road is a county road, the state is providing funds because of a fatality that occurred, and because of the high percentage of Department of Corrections trafc using the road,” Pierce said. Commissioners voted unanimously to accept the agreement. The county will advertise and open bids on this project in January or February. At the same meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to sign a JPA for $271,115 with DOT for the rehabilitation of pavement at the Apalachicola airport. Pierce said DOT will be sending down another JPA for $1.2 million, early in 2014, to build a new taxiway that will connect the county’s undeveloped industrial park to the runway. This will make the industrial park have airport access and will make it more desirable for aviation related uses. No more ‘payments in lieu of taxes?’ At the Dec. 10 county commission meeting, Director of Administrative Services Alan Pierce told commissioners that the county nance ofce has been notied that Congress has not authorized any PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) this year for the US Forest Service. This notication has come after the county budget has started, and in this year’s budget the assumption was made that the county would receive the same amount of PILT funds as 2012, which was $230,000. If Congress does not fund PILT, then the county’s revenue stream for this year will be short by $230,000. PILT funds go to support the Franklin County school district as well. Commissioners instructed Pierce to write county’s federal delegation and ask them to support PILT. New correctional ofcer training to start A new correctional ofcer training program will be starting at the Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College in Port St. Joe, Jan. 22, 2014. This program is designed to prepare students for the state ofcer certication exam. Individuals who pass this exam are eligible for employment in any state, county or privately run correctional facility in Florida. The program will be conducted using the new shorter curriculum and will last approximately three months. The program will be offered during the day and will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday. For more information, please call Brenda Burkett at 227-9670 ext. 5507 or email her at bburkett@ gulfcoast.edu. The application deadline for Pell Grants and nancial aid is fast approaching, so call today or come by the Gulf/ Franklin Campus to pick up your application packet. Law Enforcement TALLAHASSEE (AP) — A Florida man was charged with helping his brother’s killer and another mur derer escape from prison with bo gus court documents, authorities said Dec. 19 in announcing more charges in the scheme. Willie Slater Jr. helped Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins es cape from Franklin Correctional Institution this fall because he owed Jenkins a favor, Florida De partment of Law Enforcement special agent Danny Banks said. Jenkins and Slater were behind bars together, and Jenkins helped get Slater out of prison in 2009 by giving false testimony that he committed a home invasion Slater was convicted of, Banks said. Walker murdered Slater’s brother, Cedric, in 1999. “It seems odd that he would help get his brother’s murderer out of jail, but he owed a signicant favor to Mr. Jenkins which he fullled,” Banks said. Even stranger, Slater was ar rested after Jenkins and Walker were caught and charged with making death threats to Walker’s family. Jenkins and Walker were captured Oct. 19 and Slater was arrested Oct. 28. Slater was one of four people charged with helping Walker and Jenkins escape. The others are Nydeed Nashaddai, Terrance Goodman and Jeffrey Forbes. Nashaddai was the master mind behind the scheme, accord ing to FDLE Commissioner Ger ald Bailey. Nashaddai used forged docu ments to get out of a Pinellas County jail in 2009. He was cap tured in less than a day, sentenced to 20 years for escape and taken to the Franklin County prison where Walker and Jenkins were serving life terms. That’s where he taught them to forge court documents, Bailey said. Forbes also helped create the documents using prison comput ers and printers and he made a similar escape attempt, which was thwarted by a detective who dis covered that his release date had been changed, Bailey said. The fake release orders were mailed to Slater, who helped de liver them to the Orange County clerk of court’s ofce, Bailey said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the men had attorneys. Either jail records did not list law yers for them or ofcials didn’t im mediately return email. Jenkins and Walker were let out of the prison on Sept. 27 and Oct. 8, respectively, and they reg istered as ex-felons at the Orange County jail to keep the ruse going. The escape was discovered when a relative of Roscoe Pugh, who Jenkins murdered, asked the state attorney’s ofce why Jenkins was out of prison. The state automatically noti es victims or their families when violent felons are being released. Once discovered, Goodman helped the pair run from authori ties, driving them to Panama City Beach and renting them a motel room, Bailey said. Goodman also served time in the Franklin County prison with Jenkins and Walker. He was ar rested Dec. 19 in Panama City. The three other men charged were al ready in custody. Bailey said the investigation was not over. “We’re at six now, there are other leads, there’s oth er evidence that may lead to other individuals and may lead to other arrests,” he said. The documents were written and produced in the prison using computers and printers in the law library. Department of Correc tions Secretary Michael Crews said the agency is reviewing what it is constitutionally required to provide in-prison law libraries and will remove what is not required. The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Ofce. Arrests listed here were made, as noted, by ofcers from the Apalachicola Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Ofce. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Dec. 18 Robert Joseph Burch, 60, Apalachicola, violation of domestic violence injunction (APD) Dec. 20 Brandon E. Lashley, 23, Apalachicola, domestic battery (APD) Nicholas C. Roesner, 29, Paducah, Ky., violation of probation (FCSO) Four charged in bogus FCI prison release Arrest REPORT News B rR I eE F sS

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CLASSIFIEDS Thursday, December 26, 2013 The Times | A17 Sales The News Herald is seeking an innovative and experienced Sales Manager Who will be responsible for leading and creating integrated multi-media sales strategies to drive revenue across multiple platforms. We are seeking a passionate, highly organized team player who will effectively train and motivate the sales team, using sales planners, the 5-step sales process and consistent accountability to drive their success. The Sales Manager will be creative, yet analytical. Responsibilities: z Meets or exceeds sales and revenue goals. z Advocates the methodical & standardized 5-step sales approach to buyers. This approach includes planning & preparing for the call, needs analyses, building a compelling solution, developing and closing an effective sales presentation, and following up to ensure client satisfaction. z Communicates and advocates the company’s vision for a world class sales team, excelling at building active accounts with solutions from a diverse product and services portfolio. Develops and consistently supports staff development by providing clear expectations, tools and training, sales goals, accountability and frequent feedback. z Collaborates with other managers to generate new sales ideas and stays abreast of product and platformchanges. z Develops sales team, striving for world class execution and results. This includes training/coaching, use of data in sales presentations, creating a vision and integrated sales campaigns for the client, producing sales presentations, and using analytics to measure the solution’s ROI for the client. Requirements: z Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience. z Proven record of successful leadership in a goal-oriented, highly accountable environment. z Successful record of team building and leadership. z Excellent organizational and analytical skills. The ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities is essential. z Digital sales experience. Proven digital sales management experiences. z A deep and broad understanding of the market and competition z Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills. z Proficient PC skills including Microsoft applications Excel and Word. In addition, must be well versed in digital sales tools, including job boards, search, email, social marketing and analytics. z Demonstrated innovation, leadership, communication, and staff development skills. Possesses ability to coach and be coached. z Strong ethical standards and integrity are a must. z Understanding of research tools is a huge plus. z Ensures that the business unit meets and/or exceeds revenue expectations z Proven sales management experience All full-time employees are eligible for health & dental insurance, Life/ AD&D/Long-term disability Insurance, 401k plan, and paid time off. In addition, we offer: Performance/Incentive Based Pay Scale Friendly Team Environment Supportive & Motivating Staff to help you succeed Positive, Professional, and Upbeat work environment We promote from within! Please submit resume and cover letter to lgrimes@pcnh.com EOE, Drug-free workplace Web ID#: 34266362 Text FL66340 to 56654 Sales Sales Reps Halifax Media Group is currently looking for outside sales representatives If you are in sales and are confident in your sales abilities, then this opportunity may be for you. We are looking for energetic Sales Executives with 2+ years of B2B outside sales and business development experience. Territories Available In:™ ™ Panama City™ ™ Chipley ™ ™ Port St. JoeWe are only seeking passionate, positive, driven outside sales professionals. Responsibilities: z Prepare for appointments. All travel is local and typically within a 50 mile radius of your office. z Meet daily with owners of small to medium sized businesses with the goal of marketing and securing business z Conducting our “solutions based” approach to qualifying potential business for new sales leads in between appointments and during networking opportunities z Contacting Sales Coordinator with feedback from appointments and sharing new business lead opportunities. z Reviewing the day’s successes and challenges with your Sales Manager, gaining sales support as appropriate —all administrative support people have a vested interest in your success In our organization, we offer the following to our outside sales Account Executives: Fantastic Benefits and Compensation Program Commissions and Bonus New hire and ongoing training and development Requirements: z At least two years of face-to-face direct sales, outside sales, B2B, Business Development experience z Bachelor’s degree preferred but not necessary. We will consider the right experience over a degree z Highly self-motivated and self-disciplined with ability to work effectively with little or no supervision z Outgoing personality with expertise at developing relationships, particularly with business owners, presidents and CEO’s z Good communicator-excellent listening skills and ability to offer solutions. To apply: Send resume to lgrimes@pcnh.com EOE, Drug Free Workplace Web ID#: 34269124 Text FL69124 to 56654 lachicola, FL on January 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EST, the following described real property as set forth in the Amended Stipulated Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclosure Nunc Pro Tunc: Begin at an old concrete monument marking the Northeasterly corner (also being the most easterly corner) of Lot 1, Block “16”, Unit No. 4 of Lanark Village Subdivision, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 6, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, and thence run South 6228’04” West 125.61 feet, thence run South 6020’22” West 37.64 feet, thence run South 2727’51” East 200.22 feet to the Northerly right-of-way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98 ~ 319, thence run North 6230’05” East along said right-of-way boundary 318.10 feet to the Southwesterly right-of-way boundary of Newman Drive, thence run North 6459’40” seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 254.23 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Situate, lying and being in Fractional Section 12, Township 7 South, Range 4 West, Franklin County, Florida. and Lot 34 of Holiday Beach Unit 2, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 3, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Dated on this 10th day of December, 2013. /s/ Joseph T. King Joseph T. King, Esq. FL Bar No. 0637051 BURR & FORMAN LLP One Tampa City Center, Suite 3200 201 N. Franklin Street (33602) Post Office Box 380 Tampa, Florida 33601 (813) 221-2626 Fax: (813) 221-7335 jking@burr.com (primary) adabrosky@burr.com (secondary) Attorneys for Plaintiff, Crimson Alligator Drive, LLC MARCIA M.JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk ATTENTION: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850.577.4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. December 19, 26, 2013 96647S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, DAVID E. BARBER, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1142 Year of issuance: 2010 Description of property: SEC 32 T8S R6 W ET A1 Full Legal Can Be Obtained in the Franklin County Clerk of Circuit Courts Office PARCEL NO: 32-08S-06W-0000-0015-00 00 Name is which assessed: MICHAEL C. KELLER All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of JANUARY 2014, which is the 6th day of January 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 25th day of November, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 96645T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, W. E. SALMON, INC., the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1462 Year of issuance: 2011 Description of property: LOTS 7 & 8 BLOCK A CARRABELLE ET AL Full Legal Can be Obtained in the Franklin County Clerk of Circuit Court’s Office PARCEL NO: 29-07S-04W-4170-000A-00 70 Name is which assessed: ROBERT & PATRICIA EDWARDS All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of JANUARY 2014, which is the 6th day of January 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 25th day of November, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 96823T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 13-000124CC VEDELL M. BUNYON and SHANNON H. BUNYON, Plaintiffs, vs. MARY HAWKINS, and all others claiming by, through, or under MARY HAWKINS, including any unknown natural person, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any known or unknown person who is known to be dead or is not known to be either dead or alive, and JAMES HAWKINS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: All parties claiming interests by, through, under, or against MARY HAWKINS, including all parties having or claiming to have any right, .title or interest in the property herein described: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title to the following property in Franklin County, Florida, described as; The Northeast one half (NE 1/2) of Lot 1, in Block 166, of the City of Apalachicola, Florida, according to the map or plat thereof in common use has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on Barbara Sanders, Sanders and Duncan, P.A., who is attorney for plaintiffs, whose address is P.O. Box 157, Apalachicola, Florida 32329, on or before the 20th day of January, 2013, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint of the petition. Dated this 10th day of December, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court Franklin County, FL By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk BARBARA SANDERS Attorney for Plaintiffs FL Bar No. 4442178 Sanders and Duncan, P.A. 80 Market Street P.O. Box 157 Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-8976 bsanders@fairpoint.net jrgay@fairpoint.net December 19, 26, 2013 January 2, 9, 2014 96821T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 13-00125-CC WILLIE MARY CLARK JOSEPH fka WILLIE M. DANIELS, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM LOVE AND JULIA LOVE, and all parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all unknown natural persons, if alive, and if dead, or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other persons claiming by, through or under those unknown natural persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees or any other person claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as a defendant; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described in the complaint. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: WILLIAM LOVE AND JULIA LOVE, and all parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all unknown natural persons, if alive, and if dead, or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other persons claiming by, through or under those unknown natural persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees or any other person claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as a defendant; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described in the complaint. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Adverse Possession and to Quiet Title the following property in Franklin County, Florida: LOT 7 OF BLOCK 166 OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, AS PER MAP OR PLAT OF SAID CITY IN MOST COMMON USE. has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Donna Duncan, plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is Sanders and Duncan, P.A., P.O. Box 157, Apalachicola, FL 32329, on or before the 10th day of February, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on plaintiffs’ attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint of the petition. Dated this 10th day of December, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON As Clerk of the Court By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2013 January 2, 9, 2014 BEAUTIFUL TAN LEATHER SECTIONAL, 2 BUILT IN RECLINERS AND QUEEN BED $675 774-5004 Apalachicola: Corner of Hwy 98 & Prado. Continuous Garage Sale Antiques, Fine China & Artwork, Designer Clothes. Great Prices! Thurs-Sun 9am-3pm Other times by Appt 653-3270 Text FL73693 to 56654 Other DO YOU WANT TO MAKE ADIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY? Part-time position available conducting interviews and administering questionnaires to residents of Franklin County for a public health study. Requirements: good clerical and communication skills; detailed-oriented; must be able to travel occasionally; and a B.A./B.S. degree or previous community or outreach experience preferred. Please email your resume and questions to: phstudyjobs@gmail.com Web ID#: 34275551 Other RESEARCH FIELD COORDINATOR NEEDED TO CONDUCT INTERVIEWS WITH CHILDREN Part-time coordinator needed for recruiting, scheduling, and conducting in-home interviews with mothers and 3-5 year old children in Franklin Co., FL. Oneyear experience working with 3-5 year old children and basic computer skills required. Please email your resume and questions to: gulfcoastfamilystudy@gm ail.com Web ID#: 34272512 Sales/Business Dev Pawnbroker Would you like to make $14-$18 per hour working 4 days a week with health insurance? We are looking for energetic, friendly, hard working team members interested in long-term employment. We offer sales commissions. Performance rewards, Referral bonuses, Professional development, Flexible schedule, & Health Ins. after 90 days. If you are active and outgoing, we can train. Must be 18, physically fit, and HSD/GED. Drug Free. NO criminal background, Valid FLDL. 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A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322Contact Aaron Dempsey (850) 697-5300 www.mysandybeach.com 1. COMMERCIAL BUILDING ON 98, RIVER VIEW, $1200 WATER INCLUDED. 2. 419 PIRATES LANDING. 1BR/1BA, CONDO. 750/MO3. 422 CARLTON, LANARK VILLAGE. 2 BR/ 1BA. 550/MO4. 103 PINE ST. LANARK VILLAGE. 1BR/1BA. SCREENED PORCH. 425/MO 5. 703D SE THIRD ST. 3BR,2BA 800/MO. 6. 3 BEDROOM 3 BATH HOUSE ON RIVER/3 BOAT SLIPS W/LIFT 2 CAR GARAGE 7. PICKETS LANDING CONDO E7. 4BR, 3BA 2000.00/MO. UTILITIES INCLUDED WITH BOAT SLIP 8. 391 CARL TONS, L ANARK VILLAGE. 1BR/1BA 650/ MO UTILITIES INCLUDEDOFFICE BUILDING ON 98, $650 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ON HWY 98, FOR DETAILS 850 370 6223 2. 419PIRATESLANDING. 1BR/1BA,CONDO. 750/MO 4.103 PINE ST. LANARKVILLAGE.1BR/1BA. SCREENEDPORCH. 425/MO 6.3 BEDROOM3 BATH HOUSE ON RIVER/3 BOAT SLIPSW/LIFT 2CARGARAGEwww. rst tness.com/carrabelle Spot Advertising works! 4516553 Apalachicola Holiday Special Lot 4, Block 150 11th Street $17,500, R-1 Zoning Call 850-653-8330

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Italian, Greek, Spanish, Roman 4) In 1847, who invented the Christmas cracker? Bob Hammett, Tom Smith, Bobby Watts, Henry Fudge 5) Which department store created Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer? Montgomery Ward, Macy’s, Wannamaker’s, JC Penney 6) Along with milk, what is often left out for Santa? Popcorn, Money, Sandwich, Cookies 7) In what century was St. Nicholas rst mentioned? 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th 8) Where did the “Miracle of 34th Street” (1947 movie) take place? London, Chicago, NYC, Boston 9) Who wanted a Red Rider BB gun in “A Christmas Story”? Ronald, Robbie, Ralphy, Rudolph 10) In what country did the Christmas tree tradition orginate? Germany, England, Mexico, Spain 11) What’s the rst name of Scrooge? Marley, Ebenezer, Wilfred, Obadiah 12) St. Nick’s beard is like what feature of winter? Wind, Rain, Snow, Coldness 13) At 3 what’s the most common starting letter of Santa’s reindeers? C, D, P, R 14) It’s customary to exchange kisses beneath the sprig of what plant? Holly, Ivy, Chive, Mistletoe ANSWERS 1) 1958. 2) 7-10. 3) Greek. 4) Tom Smith. 5) Montgomery Ward. 6) Cookies. 7) 4th. 8) NYC. 9) Ralphy. 10) Germany. 11) Ebenezer. 12) Snow. 13) D. 14) Mistletoe. Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com Students take on science fair Under the direction of science teacher Spencer Tolbert, students in the Franklin County elementary and middle schools had their science fair earlier this month. The following are the results Middle School OVERALL 1st: Jake Paterson, What A Drag 2nd: Rory Countryman, Swish 3rd: Hannah Hogan, Which Toothpaste Whitener Is Better?PHY sS IC sS 1st: Dalyn Sheridan 2nd: Connor Mathes 3rd: Matthew TurnerCoCO N sS U mM ER SCIENCE 1st: Hannah Hogan 2nd: Jack Harris 2nd: Makenzie Shuman 3rd: Jonathan Ham EE NGINEERING 1st: Jake Paterson 2nd: Jacob Stalvey 3rd: Christopher Newell AA NI mM AL SCIENCE 1st: Emily Owens 2nd: Aracely Gallegos BEHAVIoO RAL SCIENCE 1st: Leah Reeder 2nd: Lauren TarantinoB otOT ANY 1st: Breanna Murray 2nd: Morgan Anderson 3rd: K.T. NesslyEE NVIR oO N mM EN tT AL SCIENCE 1st: Duncan Whaley 2nd: Tyrell GreenMA t T HE mM A t T IC sS 1st: Halyi Mock CC HE mM I stST RY 1st: Casey Riley 2nd: Michael Owens 3rd: Marjorie MorrowEE lementary School OVERALL GG R oO U pP PR oO JEC tsTS 1st: Jaylyn Segree and Bryce Gilbert, Chemical Energy in a Bottle 2nd: Jennifer Owens, Sage Brannan and Madison Shiver, Vortex Smoke Launcher 3rd: Gracie Patterson and Annie Smith, Which Grows Lima Beans Better: Orange Juice, Milk or Water? OVERALL 1st: Garrison Cook, More Water, Less Decay 2nd: Layla Chisholm, Chewing the Mass 3rd: Brianna Cooper, Which Plant Grows Better? PHY sS IC sS 1st: Layla Chisholm 2nd: Ashley Neel 3rd: Madison Whitten H H onorable Mention: Christian Mann, Eli Whaley CoCO N sS U mM ER SCIENCE 1st: Garyson Cook 2nd: Alexis Parks 3rd: Haley Creamer B otOT ANY 1st: Brianna Cooper 2nd: Tressie EdwardsCC HE mM I stST RY 1st: Jaylyn Segree and Bryce Gilbert 2nd: Jamela Ray H H onorable Mention: Destiny Proctor, Madeline Weisz, Aaliyah Moran, Caden Evans EE NVIR oO N mM EN tT AL SCIENCE 1st: Ethan Anderson MICR obOB I oO L oO GY 1st: William Grey 2nd: Ashton Topham 3rd: Cameron Evans EE NGINEERING 1st: Hollie Larkin 2nd: Tiauan Benjamin 3rd: Breauan Shiver H H onorable Mention: Charlee Winchester SPENCER ENCER TOL L B ER ER T | Special to the Times Elementary school science fair winners pose with their projects in the multipurpose building.



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xxxxx xxxxx xxxxxThursday, December 26, 2013 50 WWW.APALACHTIMES.COMPhone: 850-653-8868 Web: apalachtimes.com E-mail: dadlerstein@star .com Fax: 850-653-8893 Circulation: 800-345-8688 DEADLINES FOR NEXT WEEK: School News & Society: 11 a.m. Friday Real Estate Ads: 11 a.m. Thursday Legal Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Display Ads: 11 a.m. Friday Classi ed Line Ads: 5 p.m. Monday xxxxx Contact Us xxxxx Out to see Index VOL. 128 ISSUE 35Opinion . . . . . . A8 Society . . . . . A12 Faith . . . . . . A13 Outdoors . . . . . A14 Tide Chart . . . . A14 Sports . . . . . . A15 Classi eds . . . A16-A17By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com Sometime between dusk Thursday, Dec. 19, and 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, someone in Eastpoint shot a bear. The shooting took place on Old Ferry Dock Road between Barber Drive and U.S. 98. Nearby resident Roger Keene said the bear had been a nuisance in the area for several months. He said it damaged a fence on his property and rummaged in garbage cans and visited a trailer park at nearby Washington Street. Stan Kirkland, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said FWC of cers responded to a call from an unidenti ed person at about 9 a.m. Friday and found a 385-pound male bear dead. FWC determined the animal had been shot and said the shooting is under investigation. They would not disclose further details. Kirkland said the bear was not tagged or collared, and there was nothing to indicate it had earlier been labeled as a nuisance bear.Mayor Curley Messer gets presidential kudosBy LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes lswoboda@star .com On Saturday, unusual doings made it begin to look a lot like Christmas in Carrabelle. A surprise visitor was greeting shoppers on the corner of Tallahassee Street and U.S. 98. The old elf himself was on hand to direct gift seekers to the gently used clothing shop next door. An array of camo and outdoor wear was drawing a lot of attention from passers-by, and Santa was handy to pose for snaps. He seemed a little warm in his cozy suit. Next time go for the Bermudas, St. Nick. Over on 11th Street, behind his shop, Shawn Oxendine had his latest trophy buck strung up on display. If you have a sleigh and eight tiny reindeer on the roof, better double-check them. Shawn seems to have gotten a little trigger-happy. But the biggest excitement in town on Saturday was Mayor Curley Messer showing off the holiday greetings he received last week from both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Bidens card was a photo collage of the veep and family signed by everyone, including Champs, the familys German shepherd. Not to be outdone, the Obamas offered up a three-dimensional cut paper confection created by Chris Hankinson, showing the White House surrounded by a snowy landscape. Making tracks in the snow are Obamas black Portuguese water dogs, Sunny and Bo. Messer said he is a registered Democrat but not a big fan of Obama. Things would go better in Washington if they let God take charge, the mayor said. Messer said once the holidays are over, he plans to have a glass case built for the cards. I dont know why they sent them, but its a great honor. Its good to know Washington remembers a little town like Carrabelle, Messer said.By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com An important infrastructure change went online in the Weems Memorial Hospital emergency room this month, the rst component in the hospitals new electronic medical records system. The provider, CSS, was selected this fall after a request for proposals that narrowed the nalists down to CSS and Healthland. At the Dec. 3 meeting of the county commission, together with Don Lindsey, chief information ofcer for Tallahassee Memorial Health Care, and Dr. Pat Conrad, director of the Weems ER, Weems CEO Ray Brownsworth detailed the complicated funding mechanism that should enable Weems to recoup about three-quarters of the expensive price tag of the EMR system. Brownsworth said the out-of-pocket expenses are about $260,000, and only $210,000 is reimbursable. The $210,000 is for other things that include equipment interfaces, connection between software and other pieces and conversion of data for nurses and doctors, he said. He said Medicare will pay a portion of the $450,000 cost of software, installation, travel and training, as well as the $118,000 in annual fees for support and maintenance of the system. PHOTOS BY LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesCarrabelle Mayor Curley Messer shows the Christmas cards he received from President Barack Obama, right, and Vice President Joe Biden. Below, Shawn Oxendine displays his latest buck.LOIS SWOBODA | The TimesA bear was fatally shot last week on Old Ferry Dock Road between Barber Drive and U.S. 98.Reward offered in Eastpoint bear killingWeems adds electronic medical recordkeeping CHRISTMAS IN CARRABELLETwas the week See WEEMS A13 See BEAR A11By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes dadlerstein@star .com It wasnt exactly a gift of the magi, but some wise men in Tallahassee bestowed an educational present on Franklin County the week before Christmas. Which is probably a more gentle week of the year if you have to bring home a D on your report card. When the Florida Department of Education announced Dec. 18 school grades for the states 502 regular high school and combination schools, the Franklin County School was one of just seven Florida combination schools, serving pre-K through 12th grade, to receive a D school letter grade. Ten other regular high schools got Ds, and seven other combination schools received Fs, as did one other high school. This means that according to this signpost, Franklin County School A HISTORY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY GRADESThe following is a list of grades for Franklin County School for the past 14 years. Before 2007-08, the grade was based on the performance of students at Apalachicola and Carrabelle high schools.Franklin a D schoolCounty of cials address high school grade2013: D 2012: C 2011: B 2010: B 2009: C 2008: D 2007: C 2006: C 2005: C 2004: C 2003: B 2002: C 2001: D 2000: D 1999: CSee D SCHOOL A11 New Years Eve bon re on islandFrom 8 p.m. to midnight New Years Eve, at Lighthouse Park, 1 East Gulf Beach Drive, ring in the New Year with a bon re on the St. George Island beach. A deejay will play rock and roll music for everyones entertainment and dancing pleasure. Call 927-2229 for more information.Government of ces closed for ChristmasCarrabelle City Hall will be open only until noon on New Years Eve and closed on New Years Day. Both the Franklin County Courthouse and Apalachicola city of ces will be closed Dec. 24-26 and New Years Day. The Apalachicola Municipal Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 24 and 26, and closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day. The county libraries in Eastpoint and Carrabelle will be closed through Dec. 26 and on New Years Day.Tallahassee Swing Band at DixieWhat an exciting way to start the season! Making their Dixie Theatre debut, this big band ensemble has been playing the s, s and s classics and more for 24 years. Join us on Saturday, Jan 4 and tap, dance and sway to your hearts content. The Dixie Theatre is at 21 Ave. E in Apalachicola. For more information call 653-3200.CHRISTMAS MerryLetters to Santa, A2-7

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A2 | The Times Thursday, December 26, 2013 Letters to SantaMERRY CHRISTm M AS FROm M PRE-KAlex Pascual wants a toy car. Anna Spurlock wants a baby doll. Ansley Chipman wants a Jeep. Benton Holland wants a Big Ipod. Brycen Thompson wants a robot. Charlotte Strahan wants a baby. Destiny Townsend wants a glow worm. Fernando Gomez wants a toy car. Franco Francisco wants toys. Jaxon Shiver wants a dirt bike. Jeromiah Russ wants a toy. Jordan Shiver wants a dirt bike. Kelsie Davis wants a Barbie doll house. Lillie Gaskill wants a La La Lucy doll. Marleigh Shahan wants a barber doll. Princess Terrell wants a four wheeler. Riley Rickerson wants a dinosaur. Sienna Polous wants a easy bake oven. Trenton Shiver wants a dirt bike. Mrs. Kulick wants to be Happy & Healthy and for her loved ones to be also. P.s.: a kayak. Ms. Thomas wants good Health and for all her friends & family to be happy. Landen Massey wants a dirtbike. Rodney Yowell wants a monster robot. Kaeson Barrack wants a choo choo train. Kaydance Topham wants a puppy. Jazzlynn Godbott wants a buttery ring. Ashton Carey wants a dollhouse. Malen Henry wants a new T.V. John Shiver wants a racecar. Ryleigh Hollenbeck wants a dog. Drew Rickards wants a Kindle Fire HD. Adacyn Cruse wants Ariel toys. Abdul Bessent wants a toy motorcycle. Korbyn Barrack wants a toy Spiderman. Faith Porter wants a tea set. Noah Jenks wants a Ninja Turtle truck. Sheyanne Russell wants a bike. Brennen Cook wants a I Phone. Chase Ford wants a ball. Autumn Millender wants a doll. Shelby Flowers wants playdough. Mrs. Jean wants a trip to Colorado. Mrs. Murray wants a good book and a quiet nook.MS. BLOODWORTHS KINDERGARTENMy name is Kaitlyn I have good! I hope you have been well. Please bring me a HD Kindle My name is Kendra I have been good! I hope you have been well. Please bring me a dream Barbie house. My name is Jaime I have been good I hope you have been. Please bring me a racing dusty. My name is Layla I have been good I hope you have been well. My name is Devin I have been good I hope you have been well. Please bring me a transformer voyager. My name is Jamison I have been good I hope you have been well. Please bring me a big 4 wheeler. My name is Evan. I have been good! Please bring me a space mander. My name is Catenin I have been good I need an ipod. My name is Savannah I have been good! I hope you have been well Please bring me a robot monkey. My name is Hailey I have been good! I hope you have been well. Please bring me a four wheeler. My name is Jaliyah I have been good! I hope you have been well. Please bring me a big doll house. My name is Porter. I have been good! I hope you have been well. Please bring me a green switch Dino My name is Dalton I have been good! I hope you been well. Please bring me a BB Gun.MS. MILLERS KINDERGARTENDear Santa I have been good please bring toys. Love Tyler Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys. Jonathan Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys. Love Chanova Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys. Love Destiny Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys. Love George Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Jamie Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Jeremiah Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Ryleigh Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Kristina Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Kinnly Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Riley Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Blair Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love Kyler Dear Santa I have been good please bring toys Love RobynMS. HHOWARDS KINDERGARTENI have been good. I would like a guitar. Your friend Celest I have been good I would like ipad Your friend Gracie. Dear Santa I have been good I would like a IPOD. Your friend Shaelyn Dear Santa I have been good. I would a 4 wheeler boat dirt bike. Your friend Steven Dear Santa I have been good I would like a bike. Your friend Benjamin Dear Santa I have been good. Baby doll. Your friend Ahlivia Dear Santa I have been good real good! I would like stuffed animals Your friend Gwen. Dear Santa I have been good Your friend Kanira Dear Santa I have been good I would like dirt bike. Your friend Benjamin Dear Santa I have been good I would like dirt bike Your friend Hubrex Dear Santa I have been good I have been good Your friend Christian Dear Santa I have been good I would like a pad Your friend Hanhan Dear Santa I have been good I would I would like a dirt bike. Your friend Austin Dear Santa I have been good! Iphone I would like a dirt bike. Your friend RodneyMS. BAROODYS FIRST GRADEDear Santa, This year I was good By Buying my mom Stepdad a prestit. I love my FAMILY Because thay love me. I wish I had a Pock & a pet godsh & a rell majic wod. Love Shaylee PS Thak you Santa for macking toys!!!!!!!!! Dear Santa, This year I Was good By Helping my granny and mom Because I LOVE them! I Hope I See you this year! I wish I had more cat, move up to the hist levil in class and magic won! Thak you for giveing us toys. Love Zariah Dear Santa, This year I ws good by helping Frinds. I like my Family Becase thay give me toys. I wish I had a pet sh and magic and a another cat. Thank you Santa for letting kids git Pretis. Love KristaMS. PENNYc C UFFS FIRST GRADEDear Santa, I want a xbox4. I want a mod sikl. I want a four wheeler. I want a go krt too. Bradley Spell Dear Santa, I want a present for Christmas and a friend. Thank you for My Family Otto Elf I hope my grndmama will get well. Love Layla Dear Santa, Thank you and Jesus for making presents. Would you let me see my sisters and brothers. I wish my mama and daddy were happy. I wish my baby sister was good. I wish I could have a good family, friends and day. And I wish everybody was nice. I love Santa love me, Kamora neil Dear Santa, I want my mom and dad to have a new car. I would like to have a blue dirt bike. Daniel Lively Dear Santa, I want a pair of high heels and a baby too and I want my meme too get betr I want my bruthr + get Beth Love Ashlyn Vause Dear Santa, Prince Williams I want box 360. I like my cousin. I love my sister. I love my baby. I love my uncle. I love my ELF. Prince Williams Dear Santa, I want a bike remote control xbob 360. I wish my mama could have some presents like me. Whiddom Nathaniel Dear Santa, Thank you for the armys and heliacapterr and the x box 360 and go cart too. Sy Bartlett Dear Santa, I hope my family dont get sick. I love Santa Claus he gives me Presents I love CHRISTMAS because I thanyful for my mom and dad. From, Daylen Gilbert Dear Santa, Thank you for reading my letter. I want a Barbie. I wish my mom was lling good. I wish my friends plays with me. I wish I had a car. From Lili Dear Santa, I want my Grandma and dad. to have a new. car Would. Like to have a pink dirt bike. Love Mahalah Griggs Dear Santa, I want a Barbe. I wish my Gremow can wallke. Jordan Barber Dear Santa, I love Santa and I love mom too! I want a xbox 360 Fom, Kyle CooperMS. PARkKERS FIRST GRADEDear Santa all I want for Christmas make up doll I phone5 Shakira Dear Santa all I want for Christmas I phone 5 Jamichael Dear Santa All I want for Christmas is a phone and make up. Serenity Dear Santa All I want for Christmas is a princess doll Shelby Dear Santa All I want for Christmas 4 wheeler Tyren Dear Santa all I want for Christmas 4 wheeler Christian Dear Santa all I want for Christmas is a Mario games Eli Dear Santa all I want for Christmas is a make up kit and a baby doll baby alive CharityMS. VAUSES FIRST GRADEDear Santa, I want a Ipod. I want a buggy that goes really fast. I us a good boy. I dont get in trouble in school or at home. I love you. Cameron Taylor. Dear Santa, I want a Barbie Dream House and I want a necklace and some earrings. I want some blue ngernail polish and a Barbie jump rope. I love Santa because you are soft and your beard is uffy. Love, Michelle Weisz Dear Santa, I want a 4-wheeler and an IPod. My name is Jabin and I want to ride your sleigh with you. I have been a good boy. Sincerely, Jabin Thompson Dear Santa, I would like a unicorn, Zmour, a Santa doll and a striped toy zebra and a IPad. I like you. Thank you, Santa! Summer Bunnell Dear Santa, I know that you are at the north poll. I want a race car for Christmas. I want a good Christmas meal for my family. Also, I want a new pair of black gloves. Than k you, Lester Owens Dear Santa, I want a Zoomr because I have a real dog and I love dogs. I want a Barbie Jeep. A recliner so my mom can lay down when her back hurts. I love you Santa. I want to see roodolf. Loghan Carver Dear Santa, I want a IPOD. I want a buggy to ride in. I was a good boy at my house. Now I am a good boy at school too. Robbie Estes Dear Santa, I am in rst grade. I want a Kindle Fire and a remote control airplane that glows in the dark. I love you, dear Santa. Im going to feed you reindeer some carrots on Christmas. Billy Chandler Dear Santa, I want a doll with cerlee hair. I am Rosa. I am 7 and in rst grade. I love you. My mama likes and IPAD and my brother wants a toy car. My daddy wants some new shoes. Rosa Pascual Dear Santa, My name is Breona. I am 6. I have been good. I want a tablet to play games, a new bike, a Zoomer, and a pet zebra. A real one. Zebras are my favorite animal. I want a big picture of my family for my mama. I love you. Breona Oneal Dear Santa, My name is Jesus, Im an good. I like to play Santa. I love santa. I want a Kindle Fire for my family. Santa is my rend. Santa, I want a IPod for me. Santa, you are the best. Jesus Pelico-Lopez Dear Santa, Why do you wear red? Inewase, how do you cery that big bag on your back? Is it tru that you go all over the werld in one night? Well time to go. See you later. Oh, thats right. I cant see you. Thank you, Nathan Rotella. Dear Santa, I love you becus I love the presents that you give children. I want a golf set and a golf cart becus I play golf. Ant I want a dodge truck for my dad. Christian Daughtry Dear Santa, My name is Ajaylen. I want a for willr and a moder sicle. I am going to get you a present write now. I am going to get you new boots. Ajaylen McNair Dear Santa, My name is Dez. I want a ipod and a iphone and a pink electric scooter. I want an American ag to hang up in my room. I love you Santa. I have been good in home and at school. Dezmonae SandersMRS. COOkKS FIRST GRADEDear Santa, I want a bicycle and a doll with some clothes and a bed. Merry Christmas Love Sarah Ham Dear Santa, I want a Barie dream house and an e-z bake oven and roller skates for Christmas. Love Kassidy Denney Dear Santa, I want a x-box and a dirt bike. Have a merry Christmas. Love Bradley Page Dear Santa, I want a dirt bike an and ipod. Love Christher Russell Dear Santa, I want a duen buggy and a football. I have been good this year. Love, Chip Ferrell Dear Santa, I want Georgia boots and a x-box 360, a dune buggy, and a football. Love Cayden Millender Dear Santa, I want a bicycle and a doll with some clothes with a bed. Love Katelyn Spurlock Dear Santa, I want a wii game, a dirt bike, and a crayon melter. Love, Harmony Malone Dear Santa, I want a four wheeler. I want a pink nobby. Love, Raegan Dempsey Dear Santa, I want a wii game for Christmas. I have been good. Love, Raymond West Dear Santa, I want a turtle nothing else. My mom wants a new bed. Dalton Bannack Dear Santa, I want a xbox360, basketball, and a bmx bike for Christmas. Love, Javaris Turrell Dear Santa, I want a new dirt bike tire, some hot wheel cars and a sketch pad to draw on. Love, Leroy Shiver Dear Santa, I want a barbie dream house, marker maker, crayon melter and e-x bake oven. Love Adrionna Martin Dear Santa, I want a dune buggy and a x-box. I want it to be a army one. Georgia snake boots. Love, Preston Butler. Dear Santa, I want a Nobby and a bow and arrow. My daddy sister want barbie dolls. Love, Cammie GilbertMRS. D D Emp MP SEYS FIRST GRADEDear Santa, May I please have a xbox 360. Please give my friend Esteban a dirt bike. And my friend Emmauel a ipod touch. And also Sheldon a xbox one. Ive been very good. Your pal, Reshard Robinson Deart Sants, I want a new bedset and a sillcone baby. I want a Build a bear. Please bring my baby brother r.c. Monster trucks. Love Madision Millender Dear Santa, Can I have a dirt bike? Can I have a 4 wheeler? Can I have an ipod? Love, Sheldon James Dear Santa, Can I have a Leapfrog? I want a 4 wheeler for my daddy. My mom wants a ring. Love, Chelsey Braswell Dear Santa, Can I Please have my Barbie Bike? Can I Please have my 4 wheele? Can I Please have my tea party? Love Shianne shaw Dear Santa, Can I have my Beyblades and can I have my Sniper rie Santa? And may I have my At At phone Santa? Love, Dominic Durbin Dear Santa, I want a doll. I love you Santa! My mom wants owers. My dad wants games. Love, Nyashia Evans Dear Santa, May please Santa get my phone? Can I get a Barbie bike? Can you give my mom a phone? Ayla Derico love Dear Santa, If you are real bring me a xbox 360 with games and my brother a I phone anb my sister a silicone baby. Bring my Dad a 4 wheeler and my mom a sewing machine. Your Pal, Esteban Juan Dear Santa, Please can I have a ipod. Please can I have a Barbie boom? Please can I have a x box? Love, Jasmine Gray Dear Santa, May I please have a bike? May I please have a house? May I please have a house? Your pal, Asya Owens Dear Santa, Can I have a xbox 360 please? And can I please LeapFrog? And can I please have a LeapPod. Im good. Love Hunter Scott Ard Dear Sata, Can I Please hav a Slnky. Please give my mom perfume and a Pike Pone purple phone. Please give my gradmo money. Please give my brother his Jesus Bed. Love Emmanuel Dear Sata, I want a ipod touch. My mom wants a newphone. I dont want my niney to die. Love ShyianMS. R R Am M SDELLS FIRST GRADEDear Santa, My name is Gracy Paul and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I helped my cousin when he was hurt. Here is my Christmas list: A kindle re I would like you to bring a necklace for my friend because She doesnt have one. Love Gracin Dear Santa, My name is Amber Kaczmarek and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I shared my money with my brother Andrew the book fain. Here is my Christmas list: Laptop and baby doll I would like you to bring a picture of Andrew and me. for my brother Devin because he misses us. Love Amber Dear Santa, My name is Desire Messer and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I took care of my baby brother when my mom was busy Here is my Christmas list: a Ipad I would like you to bring a necklace for my cousin because I love my cousin Love Desiree Messer Dear Santa, My name is Olivia Poloronis and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I shared my money with Mason for the book fair. Here is my Christmas list: doctor kit, laptop and comic book I would like you to bring a necklace for my Mommy because she wants one. Love Olivia Dear Santa,Franklin County students send their Christmas wishes to St. NickPHOTOS bB Y DD Av V ID AA DLERSTEIN | The Times

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The Times | A3Thursday, December 26, 2013 Dear Santa, My name is Joel Taylor and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I tried to stay on green all week. Here is my Christmas list: phone. Stunt bike. I would like you to bring I wu to giv sum mane for my because He is a gud because it is for Santa Love Joel Taylor Dear Santa, My name is Jazmyn Maria Pavon and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I took care of my baby cousin in Georgia and I love him. Here is my Christmas list: lap top, computer, my own room, phone, Kindle Fire and my own baby doll I would like you to bring ring, necklace, boy shoes, lotion and love for my mom and dad because my mom and dad love me a lot. Love Jazmyn Maria Pavon Love: me Dear Santa, My name is Josalyn Ward and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I babsat my friends baby. Here is my Christmas list: 1 turtle I would like you to bring Ipod for my Josh because he is nice Love Dear Santa, My name is Erie Price and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I took care of my baby sister when my mom was busy. Here is my Christmas list: phone, turtle, lap top I would like you to bring a winter hat for my bab sister because she needs it. Love Dear Santa, My name is Promise Amy and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I stayed on green for two weeks at school. Here is my Christmas list: a lap top, Mrs. Ramshll and my mom. I would like you to bring a necklace for my friend Jazmyn because She plays with me. Love Promise Dear Santa, My name is Ryan Mills and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I feed my dog every day. Here is my Christmas list: lap top, computer games I would like you to bring a dirt bike for my friend Joel because he wants it. Love Ryan Dear Santa, My name is Anthony Khambrel and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I listen to my teachers and try to stay on green. Here is my Christmas list: Kindle Fire for Christmas I would like you to bring a Kindle Fire for my brother Deontay because I love him Love Khambrel Dear Santa, My name is Josh Dykes and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I have green all day (I have been on green all day) Here is my Christmas list: a mosntr truck and a dr bic I would like you to bring a monster truck Love Josh Dykes Dear Santa, My name is Shlok Patel and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some wonderful choices this year, let me tell you about one that I am real proud of. I helped my grandpa dad and bruther x basketball hoop. Here is my Christmas list: I want a comic dooks, stunt bike, Monster truck and Killy Pickler. I would like you to bring a necklace and four my dad a 2 new cae for my Mom and dad because I Love them. Love ShlokMRS. MALLONS SECOND GRADEDear Santa, How are you? I hope you are staying warm this winter. I would like a puppy this year and a animal balloon set. I would also like a slushie maker and a barbie dream house. Love Cassandra Dear Santa, I have been really good this year! I would like for you to bring an iPod, electric skooter, a xbox 360 a new squeaky toy for my puppy, and a dirt bike for my brother and me. How are the reindeer doeing? Love Kiana Dear Santa, I have been really good this year! I would like for you to bring an ipad, a wii, a swingset, and a pool, Xbox one, 3DS, and a toy reindeer and a aying horse. Love Emma Rowland Dear Santa, I have been really good this year! I would like for you to bring an wii, for wheeler, clothes, shoes, jewelry, a Barbie Toys, a lap top, makeup, on Drichen, Justin Beber Backpack. Love Trinity Creamer Dear Santa, Ive been mediocre this year! I would like you to bring me a sparkle dress, and a diamonds and money. Love Taylor Pendleton Dear Santa, I have been mediocre but I wunte my forwheel Ficste and I wunte a teacher set and a ring and a glitr set and a glitr bed set and I wunte a belepesing nd a cristle gres and I wunte a onedreshun opustr. Love Aniyah Rivera Dear Santa, I would like for you to bring an iPod, a dirt bike, and a playstation 3 and a x box 360 Flat screen tV how is you rian Deer doninen I will make a plat of cookies and a glass of hot choclate and I love your reindeer. Love Austin White Dear Santa, I have been relly good this year I would like for you to bring an ipad for my Love Amontaye Dear Santa, I have been realy good this year! I would like for you to bring me a dirtbike. For Christmas. Love Esteban Dear Santa, I have really good this year! I would like for you to Bring an iPod, caise, and cut clothes. Love Isabella Aaron Price Dear Santa, I have been really good this year! I would like you to bring me an ipod, a remote controle boat and a x-box 3 for Christmas! Love Reece Juno Dear Santa, I think Im doing good. I want a WWe2K14 For The Xbox 360. A computer and a WWe Movie and WWe stuff. Thanks for sending you phone number but tell Edward to Stop making messes. How is Rhodolf With the red noes. Merry chrismas!!! Ho Ho Ho Love, Will lubertoMS. HERRINGTONS SECOND GRADEDear Santa, My name is Malic and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping people I have shown my good behavior by foloing drecing I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a dirt bicealle a horse a kalasaki four wheeler a remote control dirtbike, ar remo control monster truck, a remote control four wheeler, a remote control doom buggy Santa, my family my mom papa my brthr and me an my gamme I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to have a dirt bike Dear Santa, My name is Joslyn Tipton and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by doing chores. I have shown my good behavior by making A honerole I think my good behavior should be rewarded with toy A Easy Bake Oven, Pot Belly pig, Art Box, Art Kit, and most of all I want a Marker air Brush. Santa, my family is the best in the hole wide world. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to have a good job when Im older. Dear Santa, My name is Taylor and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being good I have shown my good behavior by getting A onuroll I think my good behavior should be rewarded with should be paid with money and with my two front teeth. Santa, my family My family is the coolest family in the world. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to make the world a better place. To help Ellderly people and poor people. Dear Santa, My name is Peyton and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by making the A honoroll I have shown my good behavior by listening I think my good behavior should be rewarded with tramplen and other stuff Santa, my family is the 2nd best family I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future a dino toy Dear Santa, My name is Hannah and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by not ghting with my brother and not hiting him I have shown my good behavior by getting a ipod a scooter and a fake deer that I can shoot I think my good behavior should be rewarded with AB honiroll Santa, my family is the sweetiest family in the hole wide world they care for me and I care for them. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I am pretty and I make good friends and my friends love me and I can love them. Dear Santa, My name is Landrick and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by making As I have shown my good behavior by make great choice in school I think my good behavior should be rewarded with family Santa, my family nice I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future family to be together Dear Santa, My name is Andie and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by making straight As I have shown my good behavior by being helpfull I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a marker drawing board, a Stocking full of candy Santa, my family is so nice and I love them I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I want a human size Ruodulf doll. Dear Santa, My name is Cody and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by I made straight As all year. I have shown my good behavior by I all ways help my family in some special stuff. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a poisonous snake, famous football players Santa, my family is very nise to me and I am nise to them. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future that I become a famous football player. Dear Santa, My name is Charlei and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by having strat As. I help my friends to. I have shown my good behavior by I got a reward. I helped friends with math and reading. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a 3d ds or pot belly pig or a big walking puppy what I rely want is a hamster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Santa, my family is me Charlie Rory Nacs Jack Max JouJou!! Thay are cool I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future When I grow up I want to be a teacher or artist. Dear Santa, My name isWes and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by making A horole I have shown my good behavior by following directions I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a monster truck. Santa, my family is cool. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to have row bots. Dear Santa, My name is Leonard Craig Conway Jr. and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by Getting the A honoroll. I have shown my good behavior by Listening to my teachers and helping others. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with A tramblin, Madden 257 my two front teeth, and Neaa 14. Santa, my family is the second best family the rst best family is Gods family. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I can be afootball player. Dear Santa, My name is Maya and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by getting a honroll evry year. I have shown my good behavior by lisening in class. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with the best gift ever. Santa, my family I love my family my brother is the beat brother ever and I love my Mom and Dad. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be more awesome. Dear Santa, My name is Nathanial and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year making the a honer roll I have shown my good behavior by being good I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a xbox 360 Santa, my family is the best I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be more fun Dear Santa, My name is Jayla and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by Having AB honrol because my teacher Mrs. Cates and Mrs. Herrington help me learn. I have shown my good behavior by I have been helping my teachers. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with books and a hamster and money. Santa, my family is real nice and my teachers are real nice. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future having a good job. Dear Santa, My name is Aubrie and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by listening to my teachers. I have shown my good behavior by getting A-honoral and being good. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a real bunny rabbit with a princess dress and a crown. Santa, my family is really nice and cool and rocks! I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future a lot of bunny rabbits. Dear Santa, My name is Kristian and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being good I have shown my good behavior by showing good behavior I think my good behavior should be rewarded with Xbox halo 4 and a toy rabbit and a minerat and a space gun. Santa, my family is very nice! I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to give me a jet pack Dear Santa, My name is Reagen and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being good I have shown my good behavior by being good I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a hamster Santa, my family is the greatest family ever! I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future the best Christmas ever.MS. SMITHS SECOND GRADE Dear Santa I wish that I have a tablet plees Santa I really want to have a tablet really bad santa. Gabriela Dear Santa How are you and your reindeer feeling? One boy named Anthony said Rudolph is not real Santa will you please tell me if Im on the naughty list or the nice list Santa Im begging my dad for a horse for Christmas and all the stuff a horse needs to barrel race. Mason Dear Santa How are you? What is it like at the North Pole? I heard that you are giving out presents this year. Can you please call me on Christmas Eve I will tell you what I want for Christmas I want an American girl doll, orbeze soothing spa, easy bake oven, slippers, and Christmas dress and a razzer scooter. Emily Dear Santa I heard you are giving presents I want a Iphone5 and a dirt bike toys and a xboxone and nike shoes and a razer back shirt and clothes. Gavin Dear Santa All I want for Christmas is a four wheeler and a xbox360 and a playstation How are your raindeer doing? Ryan Dear Santa How are you doing. I would like some stuff I would like a camo dirt bike, stuffed cat, trampoline, camo dirt bike helmet William Dear Santa all I want for Chistnas is dirt bike and a computer and a new bike and a phone. Your guy its on the good list. Aden Dear Santa what are you doing? This is what I want for Christmas an xbox and a dirt bike. And a zike and a new bike and a remote monster truck. Then I want a bing bag chair and a motor cycle, wheelies Jordans. Braden Dear Santa I heard that you give good people presents Im good so I can tell you what I want I want a Barbie house, hamster, 3 horses, kitten, bike, Ipod phone, chalkboard, laptop, Barbie dolls, Barbie doll clothes, dress, makeup, red dress, and movies. How you doing Santa? I love your beard and I love you. Kirsten Dear Santa Hey, Santa how are you doing? I am telling you what I want for Christmas. Rip stick, basketball, football kickball Georgia boots, xbox 360 Zikee bike new markers, Alabama hat, Am I on the good list or the bad list? How is Rudolph doing! Anthony Dear Santa How are your reindeer! How is the north Pole! How is your presents! I wont a xbox360 and a bike and a ball and a lego re ghter place and a truck. Justin Dear Santa How are the reindeer? Well this is what I want a bike and a mp3 player and a hamster a new barnet boa with aeros and a xbox360 and a dirt bike and toys and lots of books and a phone How are you Santa? Reid Dear Santa Ha santa I heard you was giving out prenstents I want a remote car and a airplane remote and a gas dirt bike Santa, I hope the reindeer are being good and santa I hope you feel better santa. Santa how is the elves ? are they making toys Santa? Marcus Dear Santa How are you? You are the best and I want a ipod I talked to you on the phone. Ava Dear Santa How are you doing Santa? I heard that you were giving out presents this year. I would like these thangs An xbox 360 and this game hallo4 an a dirt bike and a four wheeler. Xavier Dear Santa I love reindeer. I want a dog. I want a cat. I want a apple phone. I want a horse I want a hamster. Marissa Dear Santa What are your elves making this year? Am I on the nice list? This is what I want I want some boots and some nike shoes and some books by Terry Letters to Santa easy bake oven, slippers, and Christmas presents I want a Iphone5 and a dirt bike toys and a xboxone and nike shoes and a Santa, my family is really nice and cool tablet plees Santa I really want to have Anthony said Rudolph is not real Santa begging my dad for a horse for Christmas and all the stuff a horse needs to barrel Dear Santa How are you? What is it like at the North Pole? I heard that you are giving out presents this year. Can you please call me on Christmas Eve I will tell you what I want for Christmas I want an American girl doll, orbeze soothing spa, easy bake oven, slippers, and Christmas please call me on Christmas Eve I will tell you what I want for Christmas I want an easy bake oven, slippers, and Christmas a lego re ghter place and a truck. Justin Well this is what I want a bike and a mp3 with aeros and a xbox360 and a dirt bike Dear Santa Ha santa I heard you was giving out prenstents I want a remote car and a airplane remote and a gas dirt bike Santa, I hope the reindeer are being good Santa how is the elves ? are they making Dear Santa How are you? You are the best and I want a ipod I talked to you on

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A4 | The Times Thursday, December 26, 2013 Dear Santa How is Rudolf doing? A Christmas hat. I want a kick ball. I want a boat. Logan Dear Santa how is Rudolph doing? Is he doing good. I believe in you and Rudolph. I would like to have a dirt bike and a new bike and a pogostick. BricynMS. LUBERTOS SECOND GRADEDear Santa This is Chase I have been kinda good naughty and nice have you lost weight I would like some boots please I also want my dirt bike xed if thats not too much trouble I deserve this because I have helped my mama and she has 5 boys love Chase Dear Santa This is Evan I have been nice this year how are the reindeer? I hope they are ready for Christmas because I am Do you know what would make me happy is a blue bike I deserve this because I helped my mom decorate. Love Evan Dear Santa My name is Austin Ive been pretty good this year What are you doing right now? Im in school. I hope you are doing good for Christmas I would like a new bike and a game. Love Austin Dear Santa This is Ary Ive been nice how is my elf doing is he doing good. I would like my elf back and this is something that I want some shoes. case for I phone rainbow headphones and an Ipad and American gril doll and iphone5 Dear Santa This is Hannah I have been nice this whole year I would like for you to bring me a diamond ring and a niniehd ds I also want an Ipad I deserve this because I been nice to my sister and thats hard to do. Love Hannah Dear Santa This is your friend Blake I have been good this year I want an Ipad. I think I should get these things because Im doing my work. Love Blake Dear Santa My name is Corbin How are the reindeer? Got any new ones? Nevermind The gift that I really want is a play station 4 PS4 and an Xbox one I deserve these because Ive been nice. Love, Corbin Dear Santa This is Onamae How are your reindeers doing? I want a tablet for Christmas. I have been super nice and nice Love Onamae Dear Santa I have done some good things and some bad I will try to be good next year This year I would like an xbox 1 and games for it. And headphones for mp3 player I think I should git these because Ive helped my mom. Love Jordon Dear Santa My name is Rebecca I have been nice this year How have you been this year? I hope good! I relly want an I Pod for Christmas. I also want a Kindlere. I deserve these because Im a good girl. Love RebeccaMS. B B ROWNS SECOND GRADEDear Santa I have been good today thats because my teacher says Im special I want a monster truck race car, and a snow bord. Your friend Nathan Dear Santa I want a kindle re Barbie doll and elf and I want a art set and my family to have a good Christmas Your friend Remi Dear Santa Im 7 years old I have been good These three things that I want for Christmas I want a lego set a cat and a lego hero factory. Your friend Owen Dear Santa I have been good I see you sent a elf to my house right we put up our Christmas tree prince touched the elf Also I want some new Barbie, a puppy and some new friends. Your friend Bradlynn Dear Santa I want a dog for Christmas and a dirt bike and a lego city set and that all. Your friend Zack Dear Santa I want a Barbie doll because Santa gives us presents and put the presents under are Christmas tree thats way I like the holidays cause it was snowing outside. Your friend Josie Dear Santa I wont a dirt bike Because I was all wanted own An I wont a 4 ten were I can go hunting and a bow because I like them And a bow beuse I like thim I thrid to be good. And I wish you a merry Christmas Thank You Dakota Dear Santa I would like a dog lego set 4-10 please Im sorry if I wuse bad merre Christmas Santa Your friend Bryson Dear Santa I am the only boy out of ve children This is my wish for Christmas. I would like a airplane, bike and remote control. Your friend Nicholas Cooper Dear Santa Baby alive scooter a brbie house. Your friend Hayden Dear Santa I trid my best to be good I have been good in school I clen my room to my three things I deserve them the three things I want is a remote control truck a remote control boat and kindle re HD Your friend Kaden Dear Santa I want a iphone 5 a tablet and a kindle re HD and I all ways have been good all with the chargers to all of them for Christmas. Your friend Laelah Dear Santa What do I whot for Christmas I wont hair stuff and Barbie play set and a toy cat and dog Im 7 years old your friend Cayleigh Dear Santa today I will get an elf and I will take a book and a Barbie doll and Im 8 years old Im a girl I been good. Your friend Jaqueline Dear Santa I want a skateboard and a 4 willeler and a rele bow I have a beg bedroom and a beg yard I ben good I am 7 years old and I have the best mom and Dad and sister. Your friend Gaven Dear Santa I wont a new dollhouse and a new playhouse a new art set so if you wont to no how old I am 8 years old but what is a kindle that is what my mom is going to ask you ok Your friend Ansley Dear Santa I want a four wheeler and a remote control helicopter and a ipod I ben good I am 8.Your friend Matthew Dear Santa I try to be good. Im not the best. And please get me a iphone 5 a Xbox 360 and minecraft And Im 8 years old. Your friend Lonnie Dear Santa This Christmas I would like a toy shark and a toy dinosaur and one more thing I would like and its a toy tiger. Your friend Bentley Dear Santa What I want for Christmas Santa Claus is a kindle and a Barbie doll and a new set of headphones and everything in the world!!!!!!!! Your friend ImaniMS. HAm M S Th H IRD GRADEMy name is Emaleigh Segree. I am almost 9 year old. I have been a good girl this year. I want a pink dirt bike, American Girl doll, angry bird stuff, a new pink bike, and a horse. Why cant we see you? How are your raindeer? I hope the elfs love to make toys. Thank you for all my toys I hope to get more ever year. Love, Emaleigh Dear Santa, I want a dirt bike. I wont a 9 mude thruk. I wont an x box. I want to see you. From Thomas Dear Mister santa, Ive been good all year and I woud like asp 4, psvidq, xbox, chemistry set, traen a ilinead, ipod. Thats all I want. Oh wait, I also want a treehose. Thanks Santa! Love Daylon Dear Santa, My name is Parker. I am nine years old, and I want a hubbpe green machine. Goodbye! Your friend, Parker. Dear Saint Nick Ive been a very good girl. I would like a bike, monster high dolls, monster high hootell, lots of dark diaries books, Santa doll, a rain deer, kidle re HD and a barbie movie. Your friend, Sarai Dear Santa Clause, I have been a very good girl this year and for Christmas I want a big doll house, puppy, new bike, Monster high motel, furby, angry bird and Barbie fairy secret move. Love, Aubree To Saint Nick, Ive been very nice this year so for Christmas I want the Skynaders swap force dark edition. Christmas is my most favorite holiday in the universe. Its not about getting its about giving. Oh and Merry Christmas to you. Love Trott Dear Santa, I have tried to be a good girl this year even though my annoying brother Jack Harris! He needs some coal in his stocking. Nay ways all I want is peace, and love, and oh wait a minute let me get my toys on my list. Ok, I want a American doll Julie ivy for chirstmas and I want Mario cart and Innity, the wii games in my stocking. Love Marissa Gilbert. Dear Santa, I am nine years old and my name is Shalyn. I want a moped, elf on the shelf and a good Christmas. I have been very good this year. I am all ready for Christmas. Love Shalyn Dear Santa Claus, I am nine years old and Im in 3rd grade. I want a blue bike, a new phone a real one, and a cleaning set so I canhelp mom clean. I have been a good girl this year. I will set out eggnog for you this year and milk chlolate milk, and cookies to : Santa Claus from your friend Kimberly Segree. Dear Santa Claus How are you all? I will put out milk and cookies out & carrots for the rein deer. What I really want for Christmas is a karoke, radio & keep sake box. I have been very good. Your friend, Emma Gragg Dear Santa, I have tried to be good this year. I try so hard because I know you are coming. This year I want a thing called Pop Cheff. Then next year I can make you a yummy snack. I also want a cross made out of marbles. Merry Merry Christmas! Thank you Santa! Your Friend Grace. My name is Jerelyn. I am 9 years old. I have been good. Ive liked all the Christmas presents that you put under my tree, and what I want for Christmas is and elf on a shelf because I think it is cool. I would also like for you to bring me an ipod please. Your friend, Jerelyn Dear Santa, My name is Madlyn and I am a 5th grader at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by cleaning my moms house. I have shown my good behavior by obeying my family and respecting the elders. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a I pad touch! Santa, my family and I are goping to put out 3 extra cookies! (youre welcome!) I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I would like to be rewarded with a pair of Sperries.MS. ClCLARKS ThHIRD GRADEDear Santa, My name is Adam Loesch. I really want a Furby Boom. And a bracelet thing but I forgot what its called. But I can describe it a little to make the bracelet it comes with little rubber bands to make the bracelets. And a Pop the Pig for me and my sister we thing it will be fun. I also want to get something nice for my mom and dad and sister. Your friend, Autumn M. Loesch Dear Santa, I hope you get me xbox one and a ipod and iphone and sewing kit and some popcorn make and a candy cany make and a Ds Merry Chistmas Your friend, Alecksus bouzemann Dear Santa, My name is Emily Reese Smith. I hope you get ma a monster high doll and new barbi doll and new shoes too. I also want a kindlere and a new bike too. I also want new Stuffed animal like kinny the camel. Off of Jessia and I ant boom boom. Love, Emily Reese Smith Dear Santa, Hear is the list of preasntss I want to esive. I want guitar and a snowcone mushen and the most thing I want is my uncle Lee to come home for cristmas and that all I want for Cristmas. Your friend, Kaylee Segree Dear Santa, I hope you give me a knew four wheeler, dirt bike, transformer named hotshot. A knew video game for a nintindo 64. Your friend, Ryland Dear Santa, Ive been between good and bad. Im wishing for a new Ipod cause my sister broke it. A boy or two Monster Highs and the rest girl Monster Highs. And a password jounal. Love, Sara Dear Santa, My name is Colten. I onley want a skate bord and a cilling game for my xbox so I woodent have to be bord all the time and a nuther present I wan t to go bake to my regulr house beause I miss my teacher and my best friends and my family. Your friend, Colten Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a Barbie dreamhouse. I really want a new laptop too! Santa I also want some more art supplies. Oh! For my dog Peaches, I want a new warm house. I love you Santa! Your friend Alondra Jiminez Dear Santa, My name is Luis. What I most want for Christmas is a razor scooter. The really new ones. And the new xbox one. There way cooler then the regular ones. And a bike thats all I wont for Christmas. This is the last one let all of us have a good Christmas. Your friend, Luis Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a iphone5, tablet, and a toy stove. I hope you can bring those three things I really want. Please please bring them for a good girl. This stuff is really is what I really want. Your favorite reindeer, Kyla Culver Dear Santa, All I want for Cristmas is money. So I can buy me my own stuff. So that were clear. I want 50$ Iam happy ether way. What you give my you can give me anything Your frined, Ethan Shivley Dear Santa, My name is Jorden. I want a Bowen errow For Chismas. Your Elf is doing a good job. And I want a helicopter to. Love JordenMS. S S Ch H AFFERS Th H I RD GRADEDear Santa, I would like gravity boots for mCristmas because they let me jump higher and I want to go to a slam dunk. They also let you run in slow motion. I want to run in slow motion. They also let you run fast if you try to walk. Don Dear Santa, How have you been? I want Skylander sopfros and the wesan. I should get it because I have been good this Christmas and you are my best friend Santa. That is all I want for Christmas. Ethan Hey Santa! Have you checked your list twice? I know that I have. So tell me how is Ms. Cloue and the elfs doing? I have to tell you this because all I want is a pair of boots, so it will go with my belt. I really thing if been good this year. I hope all the reindeers are ready for the take off to go to all the kids house. Seincerly, Brittany Dear Santa, I would like a phone for Christmas. They are cool and I do need a phone for me to be safe. I know that you are a good man because you give everyone what they want. Youre very cool! Sincerely, Brianna Dear Santa, This Christmas I want a pack of color 1000s, make up, root beer and Magic Tree House books. Id like bows, jewelry, perfume. Also diamonds. Sincerely, Lucy Dear Santa, I have been really good this year. All I want is to be with m y family and Lego gures. Sincerely, Matthew Dear Santa, How are your elves and reindeer been doing? I would like an I pod, a nabi, and a minute touch screen phone. I wish for everyone to have a great Christmas even you and your elves and all of your reindeer. Have a awesome Christmas! Sincerely, Jaylan Prince Dear Santa, All I want for Chrismas is a Darth Vader ship and all of the men too, golf cart, a police car and a Call of Duty Ghosts. Sincerely, Justus Dear Santa, How have you been? What I want for Christmas is a fourwheeler. I have been wanting that because my uncle use to have one and I wanted it so bad & so much. I dont care if it is big or small. I just want one so bad. Karlee Dear Santa Claus, I want a monster high for Cristmas becase I cleand my bedroom and now you can see what a space I have. I am happy that my bedroom is clean. I can play in it. Bow you can see what toys I have? How is your reindeers doing Santa, how is Mrs. Clause doing and is Rudolphs nose still red? So how is Rudolph doing? I hope there all doing just ne. Sincerely, Kelsey Dear Santa Claus, I have been very good this year. Could you please tell the elves to make me a laptop. I want it because I have a computer that need cords that dont go with it so I tought I could ask you for one this year.. I really want a panda hat and an impethreeplaer. I want them because it has music and the hat could keep me warm. I want a speshle Christmas. Oh! Merry Christmas Santa Clause. Sincerely, Adia Dear Santa, How is Rodowf doing? I want a goKart and a pelit Rifel with a scope. I also want a Santa Claus Action gure and a pet chinchile. Love, William W.MRS. MARTINAS Th HIRD GRADEDear Santa, My name is Mahaley Shuler and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by clean my room, helping others, and Shareing my toys. I have shown my good behavior by cleaning, getting good grades and helping other. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with Santa, my family Shule family my mom is michelle my brothers are Timmy and Jeremy then me the little is I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future make me good, strong, clever and for me to have a good grade. Dear Santa, My name is Zach and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by clean my house I have shown my good behavior by making good choices I think my good behavior should be rewarded with Ane game Santa, my family is good to me and I am goo to them I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be good Dear Santa, My name is Mason and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping people. I have shown my good behavior by I lisn to mom and dad. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a new puppy. Santa, my family I love them help them. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future rona dirt bike. Dear Santa, My name is Arav Patel and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by listening, being quiet, showing respect, helping my family, and by working hard. I have shown my good behavior by cleaning my room, being good and by making good grades. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a PSI, dirt bike and smart tv. Santa, my family is very important to me because they help me and they play with me when I have know one to play with me. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be good so I dont have a hard time working and so I some time to help. Dear Santa, My name is Mark Willis and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by at home I help with my little brother and sister and sometimes I clean the kitchen. I have shown my good behavior by helping others and being polite. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with an 8 ft. basketball goal with a glass backboard. Santa, my family is very important to me. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I want to be in the military. Dear Santa, My name is Evan and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by not ghting with my brother at home. I have shown my good behavior by doing good in school. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with Cod 9nost & Cod 4 Santa, my family is verey in portent to me. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I whant a ying huver bord. Dear Santa, My name is Owen and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by listening, making good grades and good sportsmanship. I have shown my good behavior by not going to the office, doing chores and being a little com. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with xbox one, psy, dsi, wwe1u, basketball goal, N6aiu, Mi6in, NT119 and a tazer. Santa, my family loves me, buys me things, does holidays, plays with me, protects me and cook. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future flying hoverboard and a dinete Dear Santa, My name is Trinity Taylor and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by listening to my parents and my teacher, Clean ing my room, caring for people, but especially by being a student. I have shown my good behavior by Helping the teacher and being polite. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with the coolest toy ever. Santa, my family is very very sweet they should get rewarded with the best thing in the world. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future will give me a robot boxer. I want a very good friend. Dear Santa, My name is Rainey Smith and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by feeding the dogs get new trach bags driy the dishes. I have shown my good behavior by putting my clothes away and helping my mommy do the longer. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a bow a frind ship nekles and brolch set and a toy gunand the holiday dull. Santa, my family is so sweet and so kind I think you should get thim somthang. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I want to be a softdall plawer and a dolthin traner. Dear Santa, My name is Wyatt Abercrombie and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my fireds I have shown my good behavior by boing the dishes I think my good behavior should be rewarded with flying huverboard Santa, my family needs a monky for a pet I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I wish to de a gitaur player. Dear Santa, My name is John River Sheridan and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by smilling to every one I see being nice, and doing all my work at school! I have shown my good behavior by listening to my teacher, mom and dad. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with my presents I want is three things a tape recorder, crayola moutain mold factory and a video camara. Santa, my family is very furtunite and nice, and we help others. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to get new toys and have my writing career take off. Dear Santa, My name is Lee and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being nice to people and helping people. I have shown my good behavior by doing what the teacher tells me to do. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a present like money. Santa, my family has been working very hard I think they should be awarted. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future a nice house and a good job.MS. MOSES Th H IRD GRADE Dear Santa, My name is Emily Mcanally and I am a student at the ABC School. I am a good student. I have made some great choices this year by listen, folloing dresnis frst time givin. I have shown my good behavior by take care of my mommy wen she is sick. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with A litl marmare set and a trane set and a how to trane your drooin set and a happ family and a nite terey toy. Santa, my family needs my mom to fill betr so we will all fill beter in our harts. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future is grate. Where there is a car for every sinis and my hope in my hart will be fill. I wish my mommy will come back and that my granny has a grate merig. Dear Santa, My name is Leah Wren and I am 8 years old. I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my sister and trying to be good in class. I have shown my good behavior by helping my friends. I try my best. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a orbee foot spa. I want it bad! My mommy needs a new door! Dad needs candy! Emma needs a new doll! I need a orbee feet spa! I wish for the future to be good. Letters to Santa

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The Times | A5Thursday, December 26, 2013 Dear Santa, My name is Jabara Pearson and I am a student at the ABC School. I am a good student. I have made some great choices this year by listening in class bening respect in class, home I have shown my good behavior by bening good in school, home, with dad I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a medium fourwheeler not to slow not to fast just right My family needs nice light bulbs for Christmas because our two lights are out. I wish for the future that nobody gets sick, injured.. Dear Santa, My name is Mikaela Sanford and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping people and my family by crushing the cans and washing the dishes and cleaning my room and making my bed. I have shown my good behavior by helping my friends with their work and projects when they need any help. I help almost everybody. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with my nice friends and family. That is all I want for Christmas. I want my family together one more time because these past year I lost haft of my family. Santa, my family is aesome nice and wonderful to me. They help me with my homework and everything I need I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to keep my family together forever because we might not be together one last time to say sorry for bad things Id done. I love my family and that is going to change. Love Mikaela Thank you Santa, Your girl Mikaela Dear Santa, My name is Shyanna Cogburn and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by dowing all my work and dowing all my chores. I have shown my good behavior by being good to my family, and being good at school. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a tadlet, Iphon and a lap top. Santa, my family loves me and cares for me and erans lots of my love. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be much better and clean. Thank you Santa marry Christmas Love Shyanna Dear Santa, My name is Colin and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my friends, doing homework and a lot of good things. I have shown my good behavior by following direcrions, listening doing it. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a big elefant like a big hookin present like a pet elefant Santa, my family has really been wanting stuff and its all up to me to be good. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future We can have a really good Christmas and spend time with my family. Dear Santa, I know I already wrote a note to you but I actually like it. And now Im listing the toys! A remote control airplane, human hamster ball, WWE belts! Intercontenetus, WWE Championship basket ball goal for door. Thats about it. From Colin Stuart We ng to Santa Dear Santa, My name is Jackson Segree and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by not trying to talk during instructiuons. I have shown my good behavior by being realy quiet and helpful. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a in nity characters like some Cars characters. Santa, my family needs a billion bucks and a new car if thats okay. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future for people not to be hungry and I wish thers no scaryness accept on October. Dear Santa, My name is Eric Lau and I am a student at the ABC School. I am 8 years old. I have made some great choices this year by doing my work in my class. I have shown my good behavior by listening, following directions and respect others. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with an Ipad 2 because I have been working hard. Santa, my family are hard workers. I think they deserve the things they need. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I would like to do my best on my test and prove my answer. Dear Santa, My name is Kylan Ross and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping others, doing my work and trying my very best. I have shown my good behavior by listening, being helpful and using kind words. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a really good present. I want something that I could keep forever. I want a computer. Santa, my family wants to take a vacation to Hawaii to relax and have some fun. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be a safer place and for people to recycle all the time to help the world. Thank you Santa. Merry Christmas from Kylan Dear Santa, My name is John Michael Thompson and I am a student at the ABC School (Apalachicola Bay Charter School). I have made some great choices this year by using my manners at computer center. I have shown my good behavior by using my manners at computer center. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with more Skylander Characters. Santa, my family needs more money (for food). I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future more Skylander characters. Dear Santa, My name is Kendall Hill and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by cheering people up and helping people. I have shown my good behavior by being respectful and listening. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with an android laptop. Thanks Santa Kendall Dear Santa, My name is Laithan Kent and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by Listen to my mom. Dont be mean to my sister! I have shown my good behavior by Be good at home I take care of my dog! I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a new Xbox and some new games! My Xbox broke! Santa, my family needs some new dogs! It will be crazy at my hose! I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be safe, recycle, be good! So no one is hurt, betup, being mean to! Dear Santa, My name is Daisy Jimenez and I am a student at the ABC School. I am 8 years old. I have made good choices this year by and I mind my mom and dad of curse my teacher. I show my best behavior to my teacher, my mom, and dad. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with Mrs. Moses and my mom and dad and the last thing is to to the presenbull. Santa, my family is Betty and Eliseo and Elizabeth that is my sister. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future it has energy so good people and the kid to learn. Dear Santa, My name is Gabie Register and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by following drections like I am spose to do and do not talk during instrudtion. I have shown my good behavior by being quiet when I am spose to and doing thing like the teacher tell me to do. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with have presents for Chrsmas is a easy bake oven and boot camo ag. Santa, my family has been good to me and I should be good to them like clean the house for them. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future would do recycle more and help the future be clean more. Dear Santa, My name is Alisha Arroyo and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by Listening to my teacher the rst time she said and taking good care of my brother Marco. I have shown my good behavior by Listening to my mother, my teacher, my dad, my papa and my Grandma and Grampa. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a tablet because Ive been very good and I think I have earned a tablet. Santa, my family needs a cleaner house, satllight contection to my moms room for her tv. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to recycle, never throw ot trash on the ground, never liter, there NO bullies, and be safer than before. Dear Santa, My name is Jonathan Carter and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by by listening to my teacher and helping others. I have shown my good behavior by minding my mom and dad. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with presents that I would like for Christmas. Santa, my family needs a vacation. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future that my grades get better and a great future. Dear Santa, My name is Ashton and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by doing good in school, listening, and following directions, making an a on my spelling and a b on my test. I have shown my good behavior by a homework pass, because I am good in line not talking in line When I am not so ppost to and be following rules. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with something else too. Santa, my family is nice to me because my brother helps me with my homework thow he is mean to me he can still get presents. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be nice. I wish this ws the best Cristmas ever. Dear Santa, My name is Jayden Nichols and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my parents by doing hard work with them and cooking with my mom and help my dad pick heavy things up. I have shown my good behavior by not ghting with my brother. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a air hog werld senser. Santa, my family is charming, loving and nice. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be with ying cars.MS. FORDS THIRD GRADEDear Santa This year I was good and I want a art set for Christmas and when I get the art set Im going to paint in it all day long and when it is tiem to put it up when Im told I will do what Im told. Love Cloey Malone Dear Santa I have been good this year and I want Christmas to be good for everyone not just me. Christmas is a great holiday for childrens all around the world everyone can celebrate Christmas everybody loves Christmas dont they. Sincerely TaShaw Dear Santa Thi year I have been good.I have helped my mom clean the house. I have helped my Dad clean the yard. What I want this year is an ipod and some geoige boots. Love Mason Ray Dear Santa Im being good Santa I want a xbox voice activated I want a nintindo 2ds I want pokeman x and pokeman y Sincerely Ellis carter Billingsley Dear Santa I have been good this year so may I have a utter bye fairies, easy bake oven, la loopsy doll Barbie dream house a pet horse orbees luxurous spa, and piny pon skilodge. Love Kylie Dear Santa I have been good Santa What I want for Christmas is a lot of byblads a psp and psp games. A bebe gun a real dirt bike because I have been good. From Dylan Dear Santa I have been good Santa This is my Christmas list 1. Bike 2. Intindoe d.s. 3. elf on a shelf 4. wii 5. Hello Kitty everything 6. Justin Biver everything 7. because I have been doing chores. Love Macy Dear Santa I what a one derision cd one dirison bera one derision doll a bike a colerd. And I banin good I have banin doing my class work I ban in little to my teacher. Love Montana Woods Dear Santa I have ben good and I wot for Chrimis two boy blade I ben good and wineme because I be good The holiday long time and the last think you are and wot to askes you. I love you Austin Dear Santa Christmas list for a lot of video games for my wii and ds and the new fast and the furious mevie and paci c rim. Why I should recievethe gifts is Ive been good this year and I listened and done whatever I was told. Sincerly Xavier T MartinMS. KINGS FOURTH GRADEDear Santa This year for Christmas It would be wonderful if you can bring my hole family to my grandmas house and have a feast with them. I would like it just me and my dad can go hunting together If you can get a zike so me and my brother so we can ride. Bryce Dear Santa This year for Christmas it would be great if you could make it snow. I would also like a tip to Disney World I would like for my uncle Leo to come for Christmas be cause he lifes faraway and I hardly get to see him. I also like to sing with my friend Hayley we would like some instruments I would like some new shosz and cloths for Christmas to. Sarah Dear Santa This year for Christmas if you would give me money to go on vacation also would you please get me a dog for Christmas and would you please get me a bike. I would like all those things thank you Sincerely Andrew. Dear Santa This year for Christmas I will love to have my uncle pewe from Alabama to visit us for Christmas. It willl be cool to get a big forwiler I will love for all of my family to come down and have Christmas. I want a new home for Christmas. I would relly love to have a gator long sleve shert with a hudey, and a Alabama one to. I want a dirt bike that will t me. Love Emley Dear Santa This year it would be nice if I got a awesome super cool trip to see Arieono grand in California. It also be grate if it snowed in Florida and if I got a ipod touch. I like to sing to so if you can get me some instruments so me and my family could sing together. I would like a lot of money for my family and to buy the mall. Sincerely Hayley Dear Santa This year for Christmas I want to go to Hawaii I hope it snows there to. I also want a new surfboard so I can surf. I want to see my cousins so I can see what they do for living. I wish I could see them every day but I cant Sincerely Larry Dear santa This year for Christmas it will be the best Christmas if I get a dirt bike and all my famlie to come over and open my presents and have Christmas cookies or every body. The best thing that can happy to me is just have my famlie over. My other thing is to get me and my borth something for Christmas I want a dirt bike he wants a bow I hope we get what we asked Santa that is a secrit. The present I asked Santa was to let god have a great birthday and then we will all have a great Christmas want we. If we are happy I hope the hole world is because I am alwas happy on Christmas eave because it is so close to Christmas it is alwas great. Love Gage Dear Santa This year it would be great if my aunts came from Canada and my nana and big ma came down from Alabama I would also love to have 3 special gifts: a horse, hot buns, and hot huez. I hope it will snow for Christmas so I can make a snowwoman, have a snowball with my friends I would hope that you can get my mom some cooking utensils and my stepdad some star wars shirts. For my dad Id hope you got him ticket to a gator game and my stepmom a ticket to a Seminole game. Sincerely Casandra Dear Santa This year for Christmas I would love to have a wii I also wish you could make it snow. I also wish you can bring me a everlast punching bag with boxing gloves but toys do not matter only family, friends and Jesus I wish for part of my family to come for a feast at my house I also wish everyone has a jolly Christmas.Sincerely Garrison Dear Santa This year I would really love it if all my family got together and had fun.The main Christmas gift I want beside my family getting together is a silicone baby girl I have been wanting this for months. Now that it is Christmas I can ask for it. I also want the things to go with it like cloths, bottles, shoes and hair bows. And I want the twins to have a good Christmas also. Sincerely Trinity Dear Santa This year for Christmas I want a bike, a snowy day, gifts for my family a monster high doll, PAPA and Granny to come, a ring, a rubix cub, and a happy holiday. Love Amber Dear santa This year it would be wonderful if my family had more money I would also like a forweler and a durt bike fore me and my brother. It would be grat if my parents hade a nufe mony to go on a vacashoh to Hawii I would love to get a 12 gage shot gun to I would also like to have a go cart as well Sincerely Josh Dear Santa This year it would be wonderful if my whole family would get together for Christmas this year. It would alos be great if it would snow here in Florida. And it would be awesome if my family would have enough money for a family vacation to Orlando. But what do I want most of all? What I want most of all is to see my dad all the way in Virginia. I really want to see him really, really really bad soon. Hopefully he will be back before next Christmas. Last, I want a perplexis for Christmas Yours Truly Gracie Dear Santa This year for Christmas all I want is t have the best Christmas ever. I really doesnt matter about the gifts or the toys It matters about family, friends and Jeaus. Also if you could get me a gift I would want it to be a kindal re, so I can download books to read if I get bored. Plus my sisters Mylie and Josie have been wanting a brandnew Maroposa doll. I am saving the money so you dont have to get them one. I am just 3 dollars away! But mostly just have the best Christmas ever. Yours truely Annie Dear Santa This year for Christmas it would be wonderful for my Granny Keigel to come from South America it would be nice to have a new house for Christmas to help out my mommy her name is Jessica and she is the best mommy in the hole wide world. Now what I want for Cirstmas is a iphne5 a golf cart, a ipod touch4 case that says my name a fourwheeler, a bathroom set, a golden regever dog, and one more thing a big laptop. Sincerely Kylee Dear Santa This Christmas it would be wonderful if I could get a puppy. I want to donate food and clothes to the poor. I want to see family from Washington State I saw them a couple months ago. I want a ipad or ipod My mom said she was going to get a tablet for me What would make the most happy if I sped the whole Christmas with my family. Sincerely RC Dear Santa This year for Christmas Ii wish I could see snow for the rst time in my life. It would be so nice if my mom and me went to go see my moms friend Debbie. Some nice slippers would be nice to. I would also like if you gave my mom a nice soft robe. I would favor you if you would give me a red kindle case. It would be great if our family had a photo album to keep the memorys alive One last thing a trainset would make my day. Sincerely Merrideth Dear Santa This year for Christmas I would really like an ipod for it to snow. But what I would really like for my family in wewall to come down and visit us in Eastpoint. It would also be great if my family had enough money to take a cruise(trip) to Ohio or New York. I would like to get my dad a gator hat and a ticket for a gator game. I would like to get an Alabama hat and to get her a ticket for a game. Love Rebecca Dear Santa This year foor Christmas I want to have all my family here to celebrate Christmas with me. I want a dune buggy and a cumpter, tablet, touch screen phone, a on demand t.v. $1,000, baby clothes, a car for my mom, shoes a refrearator thats all I want for Christmas and I will leave you some cookies and milk Sincerely Klaun Dear Santa This year for Christmas it would be nice if my family could go to a waterpark next summer. I really want to go but we havent went yet I also wish it could snow this Christmas if it could snow we would build snowmans and my last thing I want for Christmas is more apps for my ipod and my computer back. Sincerely Kyler Dear Santa this year for Christmas I want a mp3 player and compoter headfons my faley to be happey my sister a mp3 player and ehrhet a hoth compoter my dad erneat to be happey for me and my sister to be happy. Sincerely RobertMRS. BARBERS FOURTH GRADEDear Santa, For Christmas I would like a Monster High doll from the dollar store. I hid it because I knew they would be sold out, so I had to hide it. My parents know where I hid it. I also want an ipad or computer. I told my parents to choose. I would like to have a rabbit and some beads. My brother, Timmy said that he would get me a rabbit and beads. The rabbit can make bead necklaces with me. I would like a pink Christmas tree. It needs to be little. The old one is broken. I like art so I want an art kit. I would like a bike. My bike wont pedle, so I need a new one. I would like new boots. I have the pull on ones. The dollar store has zip up boots. I also want new bows to put in my hair-all kinds of colors like pink or purple. Love, Emma From Blakely Dear Santa, I want a guitar and an xbox 1 PS4 Snakeboots and a teddybear. Also a duck call, Aeropostal clothes, a ring and hunting clothes. A game to my PS3 I want a football game college foot ball game with fsu in the game and a orida State Uniform. Dear Santa, I am liking the fourth grade so far. Will you please get lizzy some clothes? She is in need because she has outgrown them. Some wii games like monster high, Morio and Sonicat the Olympics Love, Whitney Dear Santa, I want Black Ops, World at war Leaf 4 Dead 2, Leaf 4 Dead, Grand theft auto, Grand theft auto 2, Grand theft auto 3, Grand theft auto 4, grand theft auto 5, Grand theft auto 6, Ghost Recon, Call of Duty 4 Modern warfare, Call of duty modern warfare 2, Call of duty modern warfare 3, Black Ops 2, Battle eld, Battle eld 2, Battle eld 3, rainbow six 3, rainbow six 2, Splintercell, Kill Zone Shadowfall. Love, Dakota Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a Skateboard and also a EmineCD. Im not asking a lot. Not that greedy because all I want is a skate board and a Mardmcd! Dont forget-ps I like your beard! Sincerely, Deric Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a movie that is called the Night Before Christmas and a wii with alot of games. If you can I would like a big Santa that I can dance with and I want a Robot and a lot of fossils with a lot of Balloons with a Panther Stuffed with candy in it and thats all I want. Love, Madison Dear Santa, I want some Roller Skates and a new make up kit with some Dresses and a fourwheeler and a poster that has Taylor Swift on it. The most special gift I want is to see Santa Claus. My momma said that Santa claus looks like his belly is so round it is as round as a Disco Ball. That is what I want for Christmas. Love, Jennifer Dear Santa, For Chrismas this is a couple of things I want: I would like a Droid and a Unicorn with a pig tail. My biggest wish of all is for my cousin to come home. Yours truly, Alexis Britcher Dear Santa, For Christmas I want rollerskates with three wheels. The movie Croods, an air hockey table, a scooter charger, a Droid, Some more wii games, Some Georgia Boots, Some Gator shirts, Some tickets to a Trace Adkins concert And some more stuff. Last thing I want a vanity. I wanted to tell you Im doing really good in school and if you cant get me everthing at least a vanity and roller skates. Love Sage Dear Santa, Thank you for last years presents. I hope yon had a good year. I wish you would visit us at school. You are probably very busy this time of year and it is OK if you cant. Could you bring me a bike? From Chandler Lashley Dear Santa, I want a Play Station 3 and the game Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and Grand theft Auto 5. I also want a reindeer so I can ride him in the air! I hope that I get this stuff and if I dont I will throw a temper tantrum the size of the North Pole! Yours truly, Brantly Richards Dear Santa, Hi my name is Ava Macanally. And I want to tell you what I want for Christmas. I want an I phone, A computer, A bike, a ID bed set. I also want ID perfume. Also if you can, I would like to see my mom and sister and grandmaw for Christmas. Dont worry if you cant do those things things thats ne. Oh, I almost forgot to ask how are things at the North pole? If they are busy and you cant read this letter I hope one of the elves can. Bye! PS I have been nice this year. Love, Ava M. Dear Santa, I would want some Duck Dynasty clothes, a Verizon Note 3, some ngernail polish, a diamond candle. Oh and tell the reindeer I said y high. Love Ariel Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a machine gun, four-wheeler, a Duck Dynasty duck call, a pet snake, a Dirt Bike, a pet alligator. I would like the Miami Heat to be undefeated and the last present is for the Seminoles to be undefeated. Love, Austin taunton P.S. I hope you are feeling well. Dear Santa, I want to tell you what I want for Christmas. I want Fluttebye Fairies, a picture of Rudolph, a Dsixl, DS games, perfume, jewelry, and airhogs atmosphere. That is all I want for Christmas and I have been very good this year. I know that if you stop believing in Santa, you will get underwear for Christmas. That is all I want to say to you. Love, Rachel Rudd Dear Santa, What I want is a big hug from you. And to talk to you in person. My Mom says If you dont believe in Santa you will get underwear but I already believe in you. Love, Audry Yowell Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is an Airhogs, four-wheeler, anerrgun, pintball gun, a bzillion dollars, night vision Goolges, an xbox, black ops 2, some new skateboard Gear, Grandtheft Auto 5, Call of duty Ghost, codworld at War, Slingshot, and Blackops. From Brendon Letters to Santa would also like a forweler and a durt bike wonderful if my whole family would get together for Christmas this year. It would alos be great if it would snow here in Florida. And it would be awesome if my family would have enough money for a family vacation to Orlando. But what do I want most of all? What I want most of all is to see my dad all the way in Virginia. I really want to see him really, really really bad soon. Hopefully he will be back before next Christmas. Last, I want a perplexis for Christmas Yours Truly Gracie I want is t have the best Christmas ever. I really doesnt matter about the gifts or the toys It matters about family, friends and Jeaus. Also if you could get me a gift I would want it to be a kindal re, so I can download

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A6 | The Times Thursday, December 26, 2013 Letters to SantaDear Santa, I want an xbox dns, a Playstation, a Fake shot kit, a dirtbike, a fourwheeler, a toy coffee maker, water-proof boots up to my knees, and nally, a pair of camou age waders. From: Lee Dear Santa, I am at a point in my life where needs have replaced wants. I need a job! Can you nd me one? Thats probably a silly question. I dont want video games, or a new bike, or a car. I dont want cookies, or taffy, or a giant candy bar. I only want happiness, peace, harmony and joy. All of these things are much greater than a silly toy. I could use some khakis. Do you know my size? Of course you do, youre Santa! Thats no surprise. What Id like from you, I hope you can give. Til the age of 90, I would like to live. You are the best, that is for sure. Could you eradicate cancer? Or at least nd a cure. Your Biggest fan, Mr. FulmerMRS. BOCKELMANS FOURTH GRADEDear Santa, My name is Myia and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by making good grades on my test. And following directions the rst time given, raising my hand when I want to speak and keeping my hands and feet to myself. I have shown my good behavior by helping Mrs. Bockleman when she needs help and helping my friends when they need help and being a good friend to one another. And doing what my parents tell me to do all my chores like cleaning my room. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with nothing I just want to help people like my mom and dad when they need help like wash the dishes and vacuum the oor for my parents and do the same thing for my nanny and papa. Santa, my family is the best family ever they are loving and caring. I love them so much when I need them they are there for me every single time. I need them. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I want to be a singer and be famous when I grow up. I wish I will pass my drivers test and have a great education and go to college. Dear Santa, My name is Meredith Alford and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by making good grades, helping out with chores around the house without being asked, and usually having a good attitude about things. I have shown my good behavior by making good grades, being nice to my brother, playing with my two dogs, being helpful at home and at school. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a mini ipad or IPhone, a longboard, a at screen tv, a hamster, an airbrush crayon marker, a crayola marker maker, the Dark Diaries series, the DVD of Frozen and if I get the hamster a hamster cage. Santa, my family is lled with generosity, support, emarbly helpful love that is extrrdinary to have. My mom is always their to help me with school projets and good things like that. My dad is just the awesomest person in the world with no exeptions. My little brother is annoying sometimes but no matter what is my favorite! I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future that I will be successful in school, will go to college and start my future by becoming a veterinarian. I hope to pass my drivers test and be a good girl. Dear Santa, My name is Brooklyn ONeal and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by doing my test and getting good grades. Having good behavior. Attending every assignment even if I like it or not. Paying attention and listening to the instructions. I have shown my good behavior by doing my work. Helping my teacher by constrating on what my teacher is teaching. Also by helping keep the classroom clean. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a 4 wheeler a cyron maker a airbrush maker a marker maker. Santa, my family is the most wonderful family in the world. I just wish you would just let us have a wonderful Christmas like always. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I hope to be famous and go to college, and have a wonderful life as a modle. Dear Santa, My name is Raymonia West and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by becoming a good student. I have shown my good behavior by helping my aunt with her baby, the dishes helping Gradnpa, Grandma I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a iphone, a kindle, a marker maker, a trantoline, pink beats, a bike, a skooter, and what ever you get me Santa, my family has been good so please reward them with what ever they want. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be good in life. Dear Santa, My name is Saunt Turrell and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my m around the house and in school I helping my teacher around the classroom I love helping in doing some for some one. I have shown my good behavior by I follow deretion I and a wonderful friend a super sister I am a marvelous student I love to have exellent behavior. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with I should get rewarded for excellent behavior which is a iphone, a cow girl hat, cow girl bostes and de nitely som beats my kindle x. Santa, my family is very exceptional in they love me in I love them we are a great big family. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I wish I was ateacher, a million air, a grat wondful teacher. Dear Santa, My name is John E. Sanders and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by showing respect to my teacher and my mom, grandparents and aunts and uncles. I have shown my good behavior by following the rules and staying out of ghts. Helping injured animals and being a great friend. I clean my room, do the dishes vacuum and dust. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with anything I can get. I dont care if I get nothing but I will still be thankful. Santa, my family is poor and cant get a lot of stuff. All we got are a dvd player dvds and tape tvs and beds. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be great and get an awesome. I hope for a good job a good wife and kids. Dear Santa, My name is Dylan #6 and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being good at school obeying my parents at home also doin g chores around the house and helping friends out when they need help. I have shown my good behavior by having a good attitude and respecting others. Also I have good sports man ship and I dont brag. Listening to teachers in school. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a new bike and shoes, video games. I love my whole family and that includes my mom, grandma uncle and my ant. Also my cousins. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I wish that I become a billionaire and I would donate to homeless people and things like that. Dear Santa, My name is Nico Valenzuela and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by doing my work and listening to the teacher. I also never missed a day of school. I have shown my good behavior by being honest and positive all year. I have shown other things like helping out and giving things a try. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with presents or books I really love books for Christmas because I love reading. I only like speci c books. Santa, my family also loves books. I think we are people who read the most in Apalachicola. We have at least 7 bookshelves! I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be rich as bill gates. To go to the moon like neil armstrong to be invisible as superman to be a sneaky as batman and robin. Dear Santa, My name is Gracie Smith and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping others being successful at home and at school I also help my family and they help me. I help them by doing chores. I have shown my good behavior by doing chores around the house. Helping my mom, my sister, my dad, and my nana. I also help by getting good grades. I have been nice to my friends. I have been respectful. I have gave tests my best. I have made my family happy for who I am. Santa, my family loves me even if I make bad choices. My family is nice to me they will always love me. Dear Santa, My name is Gavin Lashley and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by getting up to school on time, respecting my parents and last of all doing chores at my house. I have shown my good behavior by being nice to people, not talking back to adults, and last of all I take care of my pet dog. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with Call of duty ghosts, ten dollars, a bike a foot ball, a twenty two ri e and last but not least a paint ball gun! Santa, my family is full of good people so I think that Christmas for all my relatives my mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma and grandpa. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be better than the world is now. I want people to live better lives, better jobs and most important I think people should get hugged not mugged. Dear Santa, My name is Wil and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my family and friends. I have shown my good behavior by helping my dad when he was hurt. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with call of duty ghosts. Dear Santa, My name is Rory Ramsdell and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by Doing good at school and being nice to my friends and being nice to my brothers and sisters. I am also proud that I have been getting As on every report card and doing my best in school. I have shown my good behavior by helping my family when one of them are sick and by making my friends feel good when they are sad. I also help my mom cook and sometimes make her favorit food. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a Kindle re HD because I have been wanting that for a long time. I would like to have a lego friend set and lastly, I would like some money to get my family a present. Santa, my family is the most amazing people I know they help me study for school and they always help me when I am stuck with somethings I work on and they always make me feel super. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future that I get to go to a great college and turn out to be a good vet. I wish in the future that I will be one of the est vets in my whole building. I hope that my two sisters and three brothers get a good job they love. Dear Santa, My name is Malin and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by not gowing to the olfe not deing a bully to ethers, lesn to the teach end not macking her rashe voese. I have shown my good behavior by clening my room at home. Ceping the yared clean. Macing good cose at school. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a new pear of nikes a new underarmor cas net, new mongoose, a newborn pupey. Underarmor basket dolle and that is all. Santa, my family is so speshol to me I thanck the nead new evere that. My favret is my mom she needs a new car. My Daf needs a new bowt. My little brother neads a new pear of shows. My grandma and grandpaw needs a new cetchen set. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future evere dite to bleve in Santa and the ester bene and evere bite gos for FSU in stet of gaytors, albame, abren ther was ing car in the futears. Dear Santa, My name is Sevryn Everritt and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by watching tv and not doing anything but what my parents say. I have shown my good behavior by listening to my parents and being good and doing my work in school. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a dirt bike, toy helo, four wheeler, lots of legos, a trampoline, 100$, a cool jacket and a Happy Holiday. Santa, my family is excited to get presents and know you are happy. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be awesome! And I get a good job and get lots of money. Dear Santa, My name is Tarin and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by one of my things I did is clean my granmas car and windows and one thing I did is water my granmas garden and at my moms I cleaned my room and swepped the oor at my granmas. I have shown my good behavior by helping others and my family like by hepin my mom clean sometimes and spending time with her like meditating and heping my mom whit the baby. I think my good behavior should be rewarded by wishing every one a merry crishtmas also the best of luck for this holiday and hoping my famle has a good holiday to. Santa, my family is extodarainy and speail to me to feel like the lukiest kid every to have such a great family. That help me when I am sad and apresat me for how I am. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I wan to help pepol how need help to heal sick pepol and help the poor help pepol whith chores. Make a cure for canser help kids in the hospital. Dear Santa, My name isAlex Itzkovitz and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by not sending my sister to the hospital, making good friends & being good in school. I have shown my good behavior by following the rules, took care of two kittens until they were adopted & now Im taking care of another kitten. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with helpful, nice and perfect friends and a lot of fun. And I de nitely want a new lego set. Santa, my family is really fun, exciting & really creative. My mom started the Oyster Cook-Off. My dad owns to resturants. My sister might grow up to be a stunt double in one of my movies. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be great enough for me to be on So You Think You Can ance like my dance teacher. I would all so like to make scimovies. Dear Santa, My name is Eulalia Gregorio and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being nice to people and do a great job in school and do my best to make my teach and parent happy on my grades also I want every body to do there best to. I have shown my good behavior by respeting my parents and my whole family and also respecting teachers the teachers have done all the best and thank you teachers for teaching us every thing we need to know. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a great present. I want a Kindle re because I always wanted one since I came here that want for Christmas. Santa, my family is amazing its also big and I have alots of uncles aunts I have every single family. I m iss some of them because they live in Guatemala but I hope they have a great Christmas. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be great and every Person to believe in there self and I hope the future to be all better and every one to help each other and help nature to so every person and animal has a family like us and have a real great life. Dear Santa, My name is Jamal Robinson and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by following directions Dowing my chores Do my work in class listen to the teacher do somethine when Im told the rst time. I have shown my good behavior by Dowing what is spozed to do being a good friend feedin an animal pick up trash enjoy my family Good sportming Hap my frined I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a lot of present for cristmas A Adobi Z some kolone xbox 360 PSP wii u and Play Station OS KING I Phone I Pad I Pod Glowstick. Santa, my family celebrates crismase read the bible Loves me cares for trharecte me rign give what I want let me get in the front seat I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I will be a drummer a vet a happy family a wife.MRS. AMMONS FIFTH GRADEDear Santa, My name is Kierston Orince and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by cleaning my room and washing dishes, washing clothes, turning in my homework everyday and being nice to everyone. I have shown my good behavior by listening to my parents and grandparents and not back talking to them not screaming at them. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a laptop, a camera, a 2-seat scoote, a kindle, a beats and a whole stack of clothes and shoes. Santa, my family loves you and we wish you a happy Christmas and a happy new year. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I will live long and my parents will still live to age 500. Dear Santa, My name is Haley Miller and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by like helping my mom by helping my mom with the baby. I have shown my good behavior by doing what I was told when I was told. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with veary grate presents from u Santa Santa, my familyis veary and we rilly want some good presents. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be good and grow up to be a good person. doing what my parents tell me to do all my chores like cleaning my room. be rewarded with nothing I just want to help people like my mom and dad when they need help like wash the dishes and vacuum the oor for my parents and do the same thing for my nanny and papa. ever they are loving and caring. I love them so much when I need them they are there for me every single time. I need them. future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I want to be a singer and be famous when I grow up. I wish I will pass my drivers test and have a harmony and joy. All of these things are much greater than a silly toy. I could use some khakis. Do you know my size? Of course you do, youre Santa! Thats no surprise. can give. Til the age of 90, I would like to live. You are the best, that is for sure. Could you eradicate cancer? Or at least nd a cure. student at the ABC School. year by making good grades, helping out with chores around the house without being asked, and usually having a good attitude about things. making good grades, being nice to my brother, playing with my two dogs, being helpful at home and at school. an airbrush crayon marker, a crayola the DVD of Frozen and if I get the silly question. I dont want video games, or a new

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The Times | A7Thursday, December 26, 2013 Dear Santa, My name is Cody and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being good. I have shown my good behavior by not talking. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with nothing. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be a video designer. Dear Santa, My name is Gregory Wilson and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping teachers set things and being good in school. I have shown my good behavior by being good in school. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a graat Christmas with my mom and dad. Santa, my family is the best and the most kind outgoing family you can have. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I become a milloniare in the future. Dear Santa, My name is Quaniera Croom and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by working hard in math and trying not to get in trouble and cleaning sometimes. I have shown my good behavior by being nice try not to yell or get mad. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a tabet, a tea cup dog, new shoes, a wiiu, a gameboard, xbox 1ect Santa, my family loves me with all there big heart. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I can be a doctor have a lot of kids and have a relly relly good life. Dear Santa, My name is Charles and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my teacher. I have shown my good behavior by being good. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with beat, ps4, xbox 1, call of duty ghost. Santa, my family everything for them except my momma. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future of marrying salana gomasear & having 2 kids Dear Santa, My name is Brandon Shattuck and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping the teacher and my friends and my family I have shown my good behavior by helping myself and by helping my friends and family to do things and follow instructions. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with some presents from you and my family. Santa, my family is good to me and I am helping my family build a tree house. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be good not bad have good jobs and a sarts of thing thats how I want my future to be Dear Santa, My name is Alex and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by getting my homework done every single night. I have shown my good behavior by helping out my teacher with things. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with candy!!!! And presents. Santa, my family has been good this year. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be how I want it to work out. Dear Santa, My name is Kelsey Leila Grif n and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by cleaning my room and being sweet to my parents. I have shown my good behavior by being sweet to my friends. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a lot of good presents. Santa, my family is nice and giving also real funny. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I want to work at my own fastion store in the mall or a nurse or dentist. Dear Santa, My name is Skye Huber and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping out other sturent whith ther home work if they dont get it. I have shown my good behavior by helping out my teacher. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with some candy. Santa, my family is very nice they help people in need and much more. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be great for my family and me. Dear Santa, My name is Stanley Gay and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by not going to the of ce and being friendly to the new kids. I have shown my good behavior by try to be good, not being mean. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with $1,000,000,000,000, thats my prize. Santa, my family has been nice and bes very good to me. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future I will be a NFL Player, or a consrution worker. Dear Santa, My name is Camille Davis and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by goods grades & gifted & talented. I have shown my good behavior by being nice to people. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with anything Im not picky. Santa, my family has been very good to me. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be as great as the present. Dear Santa, My name is Livia-Aimee DucimetsiereMonod and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by not talking when the teacher is and not being mean. I have shown my good behavior by being, well trying to be good. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a doll. Santa, my family is Mom, Papa, Eve, Gabby, Andrew, Me, Robert, Rose, Papie, Mamie, Uncle Steve, Uncle Steven, Aunt Frederic, Incle Frederic, Aunt Lacye, Aunt Paige, Aunt Jenny, Uncle Ricci, Tatigani, Papi beaprit, B, Pa, Lillie, Graie, Jachk, Hannah, Scott, Essenine, and many more! I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future to be an artist and a marine biologist. Dear Santa, My name is Leslie Escobar and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by helping my sister with homework. I have shown my good behavior by helping my mom cook. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with some beats. Santa, my family is a big family and deserves some presants. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future was bright and right. Dear Santa, My name is JNecia Penamon and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by following the techers derections. I have shown my good behavior by no screming and being bad. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a trite. Santa, my family is graet and wants a lot of presents and have ben good so ther not going on the noty list. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future that I will run track.MRS. POLORONIS FIFTH GRADEDear Santa, My name is Lyndsey Stiefel and I am a 5th grader at abc School. I am a very intelligent student. Merry Christmas I have made some great choices this year by sharing and being polite. I have shown my good behavior by obbeing my family and being responsible like doing my chores. Merry Christmas I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a pair of beats and a moped. Merry Christmas. Santa, my family and me have got our Christmas tree sparkling like a golden star, I cant wait entell you see it. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish the best for the future. Sincerely Lyndsey Dear Santa, My name is Jadyn and I am a student at the ABC School. I have shown my great behavior by doing good in shool and helping out at home. I think my AWESOME! behavior should be rewarded by allk of the gifts on my list from the top to bottom. Santa, my famley has been a top notch famley. I couldnt ask for better. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for the future good thing in my future. Love Jayden. Dear Santa, My name is Arryonna and I am a student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being a good friend and doing my work all the time and much more. I have shown my good behavior by having a positive attitude and trying my best to achieve my goals. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a phone, Ipad, and much more. Santa, my family is hard working and sweet and much more. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish for love and care in my future. Dear Santa, My name is Maliah Lockley and I am a very intelligent student at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by being polite and sharing. I do need more clothes. I need some beats to go with my Kindle re. I think you get the idea. I would like anything you get me. Dear Santa, My name is Abby Johnson and I am a 5th grader at the ABC School. I have made some great choices this year by raking my Mimis yard. I have shown my good behavior by helping my mom cleaning up the house. I think my good behavior should be rewarded with a basketball goal with a basketball. Santa, my family is the best in the world. Without them I wouldnt even be here. I know I am still little but my future is strong and positive. I wish I will have a great future, So, Santa I wish you can get me my basketball goal and my basketball. Love Abby Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year by doing good thing like Being helpful, giving, nice and friendly but all I want for Christmas is IPod tough screen, Beats solo blue, games and shoes. Thats all I want for Christmas. Please and thank you. Sinerlly, Jarvis and I am a 5th grader Mrs. Poloronis class.FRANKLIN COUNTY FIFTH-GRADERSDear Santa, My one wish for the world is to have a merry Christmas. For Franklin County to have better Oystering business so kids could have presents under the tree. Please bring all grown ups a Christmas like no other. I wish all kids could wake up and run out and get what they wanted. For me, personally, I would like an Iphone 4. Sincerely, Hollie Larkin Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is that we have more prisons for Franklin County I hope that this makes no bad people go down to 10% in our county. Please bring all grown-ups bring all grown-ups in a lovely environment! I wish all kids could worry less about someone robbing them. For me, personally, I would like an art kit. Sincerely, Caden Evans From: Ryan To: Santa 1 My one wish is for us to get a better school 2 For Franklin county, I hope we get a real class pet 3 Please bring grown upsnew stuff that they need 4 I wish all kids could have no school 5 for me Personally I want an I Pod and a MP3 player Dear Santa, My one wish for the would is that every kid knows the real meaning of Christmas. For Franklin County I hope that no one gets hurt. Please bring all grown ups a stress ball. I wish all kids could get a present. For me personally I would like a cyco cycil. Sincerely, Cole Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is better jobs for Franklin County. I hope that hunting season is good. Please bring all grown-ups good jobs. And I wish all kids could get a good Chrismas. I would like a good hunting season. Sincerely, Ashton Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is that everyone could have an xbox one.. For Franklin County I hope that there would be a pool. Please bring all grown ups a Christmas like no other. Please bring all the children an X one. For me, personally, I want a yz125 yamaha dirt bike. Sincerely, Ethan Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is xbox one for Franklin County I hope that thay blow up the dam. Please bring all grown ups a stress ball. From Micah Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is to be a better place. For Franklin Conty I hope that we have the best time ever. Please bring all grown-ups have a merry Christmas. I wish all kids could have a merry Christmas with a Family. For me personally I would like.ummmmm A great Christmas with my whole family. Sincerely, Logan Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is that kids that have no food get rescued and get the diseases out of them. For Franklin County I hope that some people will go down there will give them some can goods. Please send all grown-ups a letter about this. They need our help. I wish some kids did not have to go through this. For me, personally, I would like this to happen. Sincerely, Ashausean Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is that they get some of something right. I wish that all of the poor will wake up on Xmas to a present. Please bring all grown-up tpgether for x-mas. I wish all kids git a x-mas dinner like the other ones. For me personally I would like air soft guns. Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is for my grand dad to get better so I can spend more time with him.. For Franklin County I hope that the bay doesnt have an oil spill. Please bring all grownups closer together. Please bring all grown ups a Christmas like no other. I wish all kids were healthy. For me, personally, I would like.to have an IPhone. Sincerely, Jewayne Dear Santa, I wish the world could just understand that, if you hurt someone your just making them feel bad and youll make yourself feel bad and youll never forget it. For Franklin County I hope we get jobs for the people who live here. I hope all the grown ups give all their children a good Christmas I wish for all the kids to have all the stuff that makes them happy and for myself I wish you a merry Christmas! Sincerely, Camron Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is to have a merry Christmas. For Franklin County I hope they would have more jobs. I would like all grown-ups to have a great Christmas. For kids everywhere, could you give them more gifts? Personally, I would like just to be with my family for Christmas Sincerely, Austin gray Dear Santa, I wish the world could make up the money to feed the poor and hungry, and to build them houses. For Franklin County, I hope they make a swimming pool for the Franklin County School. I would like all grown-ups to have places to live with their family. For kids everywhere I would like to give presents to all of them. I personally would like to see my Paw Paw. Sincerely, Emma Pace Dear Santa, I wish the world could understand that you shouldnt litter or that people shouldnt bully. For Franklin County I hope that everyone that needs to go to Ms. Catheys CFES (College for Every Student), can go. I would like all grownups to be able to get all what they want for Christmas and that they get paid as much money as they can get at their jobs. For kids everywhere, could you make them happy and for kids that are poor and dont get much, could you get them a lot of presents this year! Personally, I would like to make my family and friends all happy this Christmas. Also I would like a teacup chiwahua Sincerely, Katelyn! Adam I wish for Franklin County bay to recover I wish that all grown-ups have a good christmus. Personally I would like for my Dad to kill a hog I wish for all the kids that have no money or parents to have a good Christmus Sincerely, Adam Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is to enjoy chrismas with your Family. For Franklin County I hope that we dont have the water war anymore; we should all share. I wish all kids could enjoy the happieness of spending time with there family. For me, personally, I would like sharing peace Freedom and a Nintendo 2 DS. Sincerely, Francisco Juan Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is that there always be peace on earth. For Franklin County I hope that the oyster be restored. Please bring grownups the money they need for their kids presents. I wish all kids could have a home, loving family. For me, personally, I would like to see my brother and sister one more time. Sincerely, Shirah Dear Santa, My one wish for the world is to end pollution. For Franklin County I hope that more people come and want to stay. Please bring all grown ups jobs, money and care. I wish all kids could have homes. For me, personally, I would like a Kurio Touch 4s. Sincerely, Makayla Varner Dear Santa, I wish the world could make peace. For Franklin County, I hope there is college for everyone who wants it. I would like all grown-ups to have jobs. I For kids everywhere, could you get a roof over their heads and food in their bodies? For me, personally, I would like to spend time with my brothers and sisters. Sincerely, Charlee Dear Santa, I wish for world peace, for more oysters, plus for kids and adults to be treated equally and Personally I would love a good education Love, Austin Dear Santa Clouse, I wish that franklin county would have peace for Christmas and my one wish is that every grown up or parent will spend time with family or kids and have a happy Christmas. For Kids every where I would like them to wake up and see a present so that they could feel the comfort of having a merry Christmas. Sincerely, aaliyah moran Dear Santa, I wish for peace on earth. I wish for franklin county that the oystering business gets it together. Sincerely, Landen Dear Santa, I wish the world could help Franklin County oysters grow. I hope every grown up can donate money for the people in Haiti and kids that are sick. I would like to wake up and see my little brother smiling and glad to see presents under the tree!! Sincerely, Jordan Millender Dear Santa, I wish the world could stop fighting with other countries. For Franklin I hope that people would have snow on Christmas for a change. I also would like all grown-ups to stop making kids do their work for them like chores. For kids everywhere, could you let them have everything they all want for Christmas? Personally, I would like people to have a very merry New Year! Yours Truly, Tina Dear Santa, I wish the world could give me all the money to buy every otphon in franklin county presents. I wish all the grown-ups would buy me all the Jelly babys in the world. I wish all the kids on Earth have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Sincerely, Stephen Dear Santa, I wish the world could have snow on Christmas day. For Franklin County, I hope that on that snow day that family and friends would enjoy it. I would like all the grown-ups to enjoy that day and take a break from all of the rug-rats. For kids everywhere, could you give them the Christmas they deserve? Personally, I would like to make my whole family a Christmas Miracle. Sincerely, Marci Kelley Dear Santa, I want a I pod mini, a bag of Jelly babies, Madden 25, ncaa Football 14, WWe 2K14, Call of duty Ghost, Mlb 13 the Show and a bunch of PSP Games and a PSP charger and World Peace. Sincerely, Kelson tyler smith Dear Santa, I wish the world could be without war. For Franklin county I wish the oysters would come back. I would like the grown ups to give money to all the poor kids everywhere. Could you Do that? Personally I would like money for me to Spend. Sincerely, Eli Whaley Dear Santa, First of all I wish for world pease. Second I wish Franklin county would open up moe jobs. I would like if all grown-ups to get along. For kids could you make sure they get what they wanted. Finally I would like an LGg2. Sincerely, Shaydan Dear Santa, I wish there were no school shirts at Franklin County. For Franklin County I wish for a pool. I would like grown-ups to go to college. For kid they could get wat they want I would like a new dog. Sincerely, Joshua Dear Santa, I Wish the World Could Have a Joyful Christmas. For Franklin county I wish More oyster men would get money for Christmas. For grown ups to be whith family and friends. And kids to have a roof over head clothes Food shoes and personally I want my family to have a Joyful Christmas. Sincerely, Rayna Dear Santa, My one wish for all the world is a iphone 5c. please bring all grown ups love. I wish all kids could have a present on Christmas. For me, personally, I would like clothes, make up, and an iphone 5c Sincerel, Alaina Wilson Dear Santa, I wish for an Ipod and I been wanting this for 5 years and still have not got it I hope I get one soon. Sincerely, Madeline Dear Santa, My one wish For the world is that All the kids get somethings for Christmas because they deserve it. For Franklin county, I hope that the Flounder would be way better than it is. Please bring all the grown-ups The Joy and love they deserve For being a very very nice person or parent. I wish all kids could have every thing they want For Christmas. For me, Personally, I would like to see my New baby brother born. Sincerely, Layla Dear Santa, My one wish for the whole world is for bullying to STOP! For franklin county, I hope that every kid Brings rejoicing to their family. Please bring all grown-ups all together as one. I wish all kids could have Chrismas with their families for me personally I would like to Bring the whole world together AS ONE. Sincerely, Gravyn Padilla with my whole family. and get the diseases out of them. For Franklin County I hope that some people will go down there will give them some can goods. Please send all grown-ups a letter about this. They need our help. I wish some kids did not have to go through this. For me, personally, I would like this to happen. they get some of something right. I wish that all of the poor will wake up on Xmas to a present. Please bring all grown-up tpgether for x-mas. I wish all kids git a x-mas dinner like the other ones. For me personally I would Letters to Santa

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Circulation: 1-800-345-8688 Formerly The Apalachicola Times OPINION www.apalachtimes.comThursday, December 26, 2013 ASectionBy LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ ApalachTimes Lswoboda@star .com After 46 years, Leon John Sack received a letter that reminded him of a special Christmas gift from long ago. In 1966, 11-year-old Barbara Hood received an assignment from her sixth grade teacher, Charlotte Hogan. Her class was asked to write a letter to an unknown soldier stationed in Vietnam. When Master Sgt. Leon Sack went to the post of ce to pick up mail for his crew, the attendant told him about a group of letters received from schoolchildren back in the States and asked if he was interested in taking some of them. Sack took seven, one for himself and each member of his crew. Back at the barracks, he distributed the letters and for a time the men were transported away from the battle zone by these unexpected letters from home. Sack later wrote to Barbara, In a combat environment, two of the biggest enemies of any soldier are loneliness and fear. As we sat and read the letters, for a short time, these two enemies disappeared. Sack and his comrades were members of the First Combat Evaluation Group and stationed in Dong Ha, the northernmost outpost in South Vietnam only six miles from the demilitarized zone and six miles from the Gulf of Tonkin. His job was to direct bombers to targets in North Vietnam and evaluate the success of bombing runs. The First Combat Evaluation Group had the distinction of having the highest number of casualties per capita of any ground-based Air Force Unit in Vietnam. The fact is we were constantly under siege, said Sack. Always in peril. It was pretty nerve-wracking. Christmas was a particularly vulnerable time for the soldiers. Christmas was bad because I couldnt be home with the wife and kids, he said. Christmas dinner was whatever we could scrounge. One year they called a truce on Christmas Day and we were all playing pinochle at noon, when all hell broke loose. The childrens letters were a ray of sunshine in a frightening existence. They were shared among Sack and his friends and faithfully answered. When we sat and read the letters and it was like we were kids again. For a couple of hours we really forgot where we were at. It is my happiest memory of Vietnam, Sack said. Sack told Barbara about his life and his own family with six daughters. He went on to serve three tours of duty in Southeast Asia., two in Vietnam and one in Thailand. He was touched by the childrens letters but, over time, they became a distant memory and he didnt save Barbaras missive, a fact he would later regret. In January 2012, he got the surprise of a lifetime when he received an envelope containing his original letter of reply to Barbara including the original envelope with free postage. It also contained a letter of reply from Barbara. Barbara was now a grown woman, living in Daytona Beach, her married name Duffy, with a career and a family of her own. She came across Sacks letter in a box of mementos and decided to return the 1966 letter to her soldier. Barbara sent it off to an address she found on the internet, but the envelope was returned as undeliverable. Then she remembered Sacks wifes name was Ouida and looked for an address for Ouida Sack in the area around Apalachicola. Thats how she located the Sacks Eastpoint home. Throughout the years, I have often wondered what became of those brave souls who received our letters, Barbara wrote to Sack. Then very recently, I came across that letter I had carefully packed away decades a go. It is my hope that I am returning it to its author. I hope the years have been kind to you and yours. Mostly I wanted to let you know that your efforts so far away and long ago did not go unnoticed by a schoolgirl who grew up with a better appreciation for life. Sack said he was affected by Duffys letter. It really sent me back, he said. It kind of got to me a little bit. Sack wrote back to Barbara thanking her. When I received your letter, I had no idea what to expect, Sack wrote. After reading its content, I was overwhelmed, amazed, humbled and pleased. For the second time in 46 years, I have received a letter from you that has completely brightened my day and con rmed my belief that there are still wonderful people in the world. Barbara replied to Sacks second letter that in her life only twice had she been happily devastated into tears. The rst time was when she danced at her sons wedding and the second was receiving Sacks letter in 2012. Barbara related the story of one of her classmates, Debbie James, who had also written to an unknown soldier and asked him to send her something from Vietnam. On opening the reply to her letter, dirt poured from the envelope. Dirt was apparently the only thing readily available, Barbara wrote. She scooped it up and saved it as if it were gold. Sack said he hopes to meet Barbara someday, but for now, simply knowing she exists, brightens his world.SPECIAL TO THE TIMESThe envelope that contained the letter from Sack to Hood. Note the free postage for servicemen.Christmas in Vietnam, 5 decades agoEDITORS NOTE: Times Staff Writer Lois Swoboda asked around about fond Christmas memories, and received this wonderful story from County Commissioner Pinki Jackel. My family has always opened our gifts on Christmas morning. We get up as early as the youngest child makes us rise, to run into my mothers living room to discover what Santa Claus has left us the night before. Of course, mama has been up for a while, the turkey is in the oven, and biscuits and sausage are waiting for us. In our family system, we are all children believing in Santa Claus on Christmas morning, no exceptions allowed. Some of my fondest memories of Christmas past though, are of Christmas Eve and my father. My father has been gone for years, a young victim of lymphoma. He was not an overly demonstrative man and not a shopper at all. However, he made one ceremonious trip to the mall every year, on Christmas Eve, and I only was his faithful companion. On this day, his tradition was to shop for my mother, my sister, and me. Im certain he passed something along to my brother as well. We shopped together among the craziness of all the last minute desperate shoppers. Decisions were made very quickly, as daddy was more of a buyer than a shopper. He was resolved though to nd mama, something nice. Twenty-three years later this Christmas, I still miss Daddy the most on Christmas Eve. That was our day. I relished every minute of guiding my father through the perils of last-minute gift selections. As a child, our trip to town was concluded by stopping by our local town store to buy a brown paper sack full of reworks to set off that night. Cherry bombs notwithstanding, I am lucky to still have 10 ngers! Between the two of us, Im sure I enjoyed those Christmas Eve shopping adventures the most. However, my fathers delight was knowing that Santa had come and gone, and left behind something that would bring a smile of surprise to my mother as we all opened our gifts early on Christmas morning. My fond memory of Christmas PINKI JACKELFranklin County commissioner By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com Franklin Countys unemployment rate rose last month, as the workforce continues to shrink during the offseason. According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the countys jobless rate for November stood at 5.3 percent, an increase of three-tenths of 1 percent, up from 5.0 percent in October. The unemployment rolls added 14 people last month, rising from 257 to 271 people in search of work. This increase in unemployment occurred as the workforce shrank by 18 people, from 5,176 to 5,158. The current work force comprises 163 fewer workers than one year ago, when it comprised 5,321 workers and the jobless rate was sharply higher, at 6.4 percent. Franklin Countys November jobless picture tied it with Bradford, Seminole and Leon counties for 10th best in the state, behind Monroe County, at 3.7 percent, Walton at 4.0 percent, Okaloosa, at 4.5 percent, Alachua and St. Johns at 4.9 percent, Jackson, Jefferson and Wakulla at 5.1, and Broward at 5.2 percent. Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates have relatively high proportions of government employment. Franklin had the lowest unemployment in the Gulf Coast Workforce region, which also includes Bay and Gulf counties, which were at 6.3 and 6.7 percent, respectively. The regions overall rate was 6.3 percent in November, 1.8 percentage points lower than the regions year ago rate, and one-tenth of 1 percentage point above the state rate of 6.2 percent. With so many jobs tied to tourism in our area, it is typical to see unemployment rise during the winter months when tourism is slower, said Kim Bodine, executive director for Gulf Coast Workforce Board. On a positive note, our local employment situation seems to be improving over the year showing an increase of advertised job openings and signi cant decrease in the number of unemployed individuals compared to last November, The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach metro area lost 1,600 jobs over the year, an annual job loss rate of -2.3 percent. Both the Gulf Coast Workforce Board and Labor Market Statistics with the Department of Economic Opportunity question the accuracy of the job loss numbers based on positive local economic indicators such as bed tax collections, sale tax collections, and job openings. Based on the BLS data, two out of 10 industries gained jobs over the year and six industries lost jobs over the year. Mining, logging, and construction and manufacturing (+200 jobs each) were the only industries that gained jobs over the year. The industries losing jobs were government and leisure and hospitality (-600 jobs each); trade, transportation, and utilities (-500 jobs); and education and health services, professional and business services, and nancial activities (-100 jobs each). Information and other services remained unchanged over the year. The Panama CityLynn Haven-Panama City Beach metro area had the highest over the year growth rate in manufacturing employment (+5.9 percent) of all metro areas in Florida. 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LocalThe Times | A9Thursday, December 26, 2013 FloridaDepartmentofHealthinFranklinCounty ClosingtheGapProgram ChronicDiseaseandHealthPromotionInformationChronicdiseasessuchasheartdisease,stroke, cancer,diabetesandarthritisareamongthemost common,costly,andpreventableofallhealth problemsintheUnitedStates.ChronicDiseasesandarethe LeadingCausesofDeathand DisabilityintheUnitedStates Facts: 7outof10 In2005,outof133millionAmericans 1in5 one-fourth 19millions Americans 20-74. 1.Consumeavarietyoffoodswithinand amongthebasicfoodgroupswhilestaying withinenergyneeds. 2.Controlcaloricintaketomanagebodyweight. 3.Bephysicallyactiveeveryday. 4.Increasedailyintakeoffruitsand vegetables,wholegrainsandnonfatand low-fatmilkandmilkproducts. 5.Choosefatswiselyforgoodhealth. 6.Choosecarbohydrateswisely forgoodhealth. 7.Chooseandpreparefoodswith littlesalt. 8.Keepfoodsafetoeat. Stepstoahealthydiet By LOIS SWOBODA653-1819 | @ ApalachTimesLswoboda@starfl.comMuch of the information in this article is taken from The 45th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet compiled by Kathryn Kemp and edited by Ken Mansuy. Most places happen by chance. Lanark Village was chosen. Before personal cars became commonplace, members of the middle class, who could afford to travel for pleasure, frequently did so by train. Even if father remained in the city to work, families frequently spent a month or more in the country where children could enjoy exercise and fresh air. Families traveling to resorts also took along nannies and other servants. During the 1890s, Tallahassee grew rapidly. As the town became prosperous, Panacea and St. Teresa grew into popular resorts for the city dwellers, but both were difcult to reach, requiring a train trip followed by overland travel. Also, because of their remoteness, there were no stores and vacationers had to bring their own supplies. In September 1893, the Scottish Land and Improvement Company was organized in New Jersey. William Clark, of Lanarkshire, Scotland, was president of the rm, whose business was buying, selling and developing land in North America. Clark and his associates established the Clark Syndicate Companies and purchased large amounts of land in Leon, Wakulla and Franklin counties. To make their empire accessible, the syndicate built the Carrabelle, Tallahassee and Georgia Railroad between Tallahassee and Carrabelle with stops in several timber outposts along the way. At the time, the largest station on the line was McIntyre, a town that no longer exists. The investors also purchased the steamboat Crescent City which made regular trips between Apalachicola and Carrabelle. The syndicate decided a hotel directly accessible by rail would be a good investment. They surveyed the territory along the tracks and settled on a section of coast protected by barrier islands with huge springs to provide ample drinking water. The area contained a freshwater spring that bubbled up through the bay creating a curiosity that some believed to be a healing bath. Clark named the planned settlement and resort for his home in Scotland and Lanark On The Gulf was born. The choicest waterfront lots, in a section called Paisley, were west of the inn, roughly from the current site of the Lanark Market to Ho Hum RV Park.The jewel of the syndicateThe Lanark Inn, known as the jewel of the syndicate, sat several blocks off the shoreline roughly north of the boat club and marina. According to an old brochure, Lanark possesses four miles of waterfront land, the whole shaded by oak, pine, hickory and magnolia trees from 40 to 60 feet in height, this affording a cool and delightful retreat from the hot sun The hotel at Lanark is lighted with gas and each room is connected with the ofce by electric bell. It is also provided with spring beds, hair mattresses and all modern conveniences. A porch 200 feet in length and 15 feet wide affords an elegant promenade. A board platform walk 500 feet long connects the hotel with a spacious dancing pavilion on which is located two large bathhouses for ladies and gentlemen respectively each being tted with private dressing rooms for bathers. An area for bathing has been fenced off to avoid any mishaps with sharks in the water. A ne eet of pleasure boats is provided for hotel guests and shing off Lanark cannot be surpassed on the coast. After the resort was founded,, Lanark consisted of a dozen cottages and the grand hotel. A small store sold soft drinks and candy. Joe Barber remembers that, when he was a child in the 1920s and 30s, his cousin, George Wakeeld, ran a similar concession stand. Barber said the train delivered ice to keep Wakeelds goods cool. There was no train station at the resort. The train simply Sing a song of LanarkSee LANARK A10PHOt T OS FROM FF LORIDA MM EMORY PROJECt TOriginal plans for east-west Lanark streets were named for members of the syndicate board, and north-south streets were named for trees. At the center of the vacation village, the Lanark Inn sat in a grove of magnolia trees. In 1895, the Lanark Inn was a world-class resort. The pier and dancing pavilion circa 1914. The second Lanark Hotel built around 1930.

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LocalA10 | The Times Thursday, December 26, 2013 pulled onto a spur of track that ran south from the main line and passengers disembarked near the little candy store. The main tracks were several blocks north of the inn along the same route as Oak Street. Mary Westberg, of Carrabelle, said her grandfather; John P. Westberg was a machinist for the railroad and later headed the maintenance shop. Fond of Lanark, he moved the lines machine shop to the settlement sometime in the 1890s. Eventually he retired because he had other businesses and things he wanted to do, said his granddaughter. My father brought home all the old tools from the shop and put them under our house. When we were kids, we played with all of those oldfashioned tools. The magnolia grove surrounding the inn was fenced to keep out feral hogs roaming in the surrounding country. The property contained cottages that housed the help. The summer cottages outside the compound were on three sand streets with board sidewalks. When vacationers came to their beach cottages, they often brought cows and chickens to provide milk and eggs and penned them in the yards. The inn was the center of activity in the little colony. Each day, mail call was held in the lobby after the train passed through to Carrabelle. There was dancing in the evenings, sometimes with live musicians transported by the train or by boat. During the day, there were bridge games. In the cool of the evening, people gathered along the dock or in the pavilion to chat, socialize or swim.1899 hurricane attens CarrabelleOn August 1, 1899 disaster struck the resort. at around 4 a.m., when the second tropical storm of the season made landfall directly over Carrabelle as a Category 1 hurricane. The bathing pavilion and pier were destroyed. A train carrying passengers to the inn was picked up and blown more than 100 yards from the track and 30 miles of track were destroyed. During the same storm, the train depot in Carrabelle and most of the town were attened, and McIntyre erased from the face of the earth. Eventually, the railroad was repaired and the Lanark Inn reopened but never regained its former glory. With the resources of timber and turpentine greatly depleted, the syndicate faltered and the railroad went into receivership in 1926. By 1928, automobiles were increasingly common and railroad service to Carrabelle was greatly reduced. In November 1929, the Apalachicola Times wrote that new roads made the drive from Tallahassee to Carrabelle a joy. By this time, Prohibition was in full swing and this too had an effect on Lanark. During the summer of 1928, the inn was raided for serving alcohol. In Sept. 1929, the sheriff mustered deputies to search the swamp between Carrabelle and Lanark for rumrunners and their merchandise believed to have been off loaded on Dog Island. The paper never reports the bootleggers were found. In 1929, a second hurricane damaged the old inn and again destroyed the pier and bathhouses. A new hotel was built around 1930 and remained in business until 1942. Bathing suits could be rented at the concession stand, which sold hot dogs and sodas.Hell by the seaIn 1942, Lanark took on a new persona when the US Army came on the scene. Because it was an island, St. James was picked to be the largest training center for amphibious soldiers; men schooled in assault science and the use of landing craft, including seagoing jeeps, amphibious tanks, landing barges and the two-ton DUKW landing craft. In all, 165,000 acres were leased or purchased for Camp Gordon Johnston developed around Lanark. The rows of one-story apartments that make up much of the village today were ofcers quarters and the inn was commandeered for womens quarters. Carrabelles current mayor Curley Messer was among the rst Army personnel on the scene. He and seven members of his combat MP unit were dispatched to Florida from New Orleans the day the war broke out in Dec. 1941. The Army Corps of Engineers was already on the site, surveying and preparing plans. Local people were hired to do the construction and later maintenance and they were glad to have the work, according to old-timers, because the area had not yet recovered from the Depression. When I got there it was really nothing but a sand bed, said Messer. The train delivered the lumber and nails and all, and we guarded it. The rst barracks they built were for us. It was a 60 by 20 wooden building with a sand oor. Unless you found a piece of plywood or something to put under your cot, in the morning, youd be laying on the ground because the legs of the cot sunk into the sand. I never knew a man who liked it there. They called it Hell by the Sea. Wed have to go across the river at night, in full gear holding on to a rope. The water would be over your head and thered be snakes and everything else, he said. Camp Gordon Johnston was the rst training facility to employ live ammunition and booby-traps and some soldiers died in training, including a group that mistakenly walked off a landing barge into deep water one stormy night. Westberg said her father worked in the painting department at the camp. She said Area 1 of the camp began at about western edge of the current Lanark Village. This was largely barracks. Area 2 was the area around the old Putnal Service Station on US 98. There were ofces, a theatre, a commissary and nice little shops selling clothing, jewelry and other personal items. More than 25,000 soldiers trained at the camp and led the landings at Normandy and in Asia. In 1946, the camp was deactivated. The Army withdrew, leaving only post ofce personnel to forward mail. The camp fell into disrepair, was looted and vandalized.Live for less in LanarkIn 1945 most of the land was purchased by Lanark Estates, Inc., a Miami based rm, with Frank Newman its president. In 1955, the company led a plat of a planned retirement village. Putnals service station containing a small grocery store was already in operation at that time as was the old Ells Court Motel. Westberg worked for the company as an ofce manager. She said the village was being marketed as a self-contained community. Three community buildings were planned. The Village Mall facing Oak Street is still in existence. It would contain a laundry, beauty shop and an IGA grocery store owned and managed by Ken Foster. The post ofce was in the mall at the spot now occupied by the thrift shop. The former commanding generals quarters was to be remodeled as a clinic, the post administration, and ofcers recreation hall were remodeled as to contain Lanark Villages administrative ofces, a bar, restaurant, dance hall, recreation rooms and a chapel. The utilities and water and sewer system were refurbished throughout the existing barracks and expanded to include other areas. The buildings were painted inside and out and renovated. Broken windows and doors were replaced and roofs were restored. Within a year, advertising was in progress and sales began, with ad campaigns in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta and in the Times. The ads read, Life e in Lanark Village is beautiful and satisfying and you can live for less. Westberg said customers began to arrive by the busload. The four salesmen on staff couldnt keep up with the demand and Westberg took on some sales as well as running the ofce. She received a 5 percent commission in addition to her salary. The cost of a unit ranged from $4,995 for an efciency to $7,995 for a three-bedroom. You could buy on time. An efciency was $39.95 down and $39.95 a month. A number of Scots took up residence in the village drawn by the familiar name. Westberg said the rst residents arrived before completion of the public buildings and the company took great pains to keep them satised. Every morning there was mail call in Westbergs ofce. A bus was acquired and residents signed up for weekly shopping excursions to Apalachicola or Tallahassee. Local churches sent volunteers to ferry village residents to Sunday morning service.No hanging clothes outside overnightThe Lanark Village Association formed in October 1956 to give residents a say in the management of their home. Hugh Lillie was the rst president. In 1957, the recreation center opened. In 1959, The St. Joe Company donated 11 acres for a church. The Womens Christian Fellowship formed and began raising money for construction of the building. They sold pavers and Bryan McKissask gave organ concerts. The sanctuary was dedicated on May 27, 1962. In 1957, American Legion Post 82 was organized along with an auxiliary. The rst commander was Melvin Robbins and his wife Alexandria was rst president of the auxiliary. In 1960, a set of rules was drafted and endorsed by petition to govern the activities of residents. Among the stipulations, no antennae could be attached to a building without prior written permission from the developers. No pets could be kept other than dogs, cats or birds and were limited to two to a unit. No trailers or tents were allowed and no clothes could be hung to dry overnight. Washing clothes was forbidden on Sunday and grandchildren could not visit for longer than two weeks. The Lanark Village Boat Club formed in November 1960. In 1965, after attempting to expand their holdings, Lanarks developers went bankrupt. Westberg said there was no wrongdoing involved; the company had simply tried to grow too fast. The Lanark Village Association took on the task of managing the village. In May 1970, the members purchased the current site of Chillas Hall and that year the village Christmas party was held on the vacant lot. Henry Chillas, the association president, proposed to sell bonds to nance construction. One hundred bonds were sold for $100 each, each paying 5 percent interest annually. Beginning in 1974, 10 names were drawn each year and repaid in full. The rst meeting in Chillas Hall was held in Sept. 1971. If you look, you can still see plaques on some of the window frames dedicating part of the new structure to departed friends and family. In 1981, the association voted to name the hall for Henry Chillas the man who made it possible. His memory lives on in the meeting place that is the heart of Lanark Village. www.SacredHeartontheGulf.org BILLMILLERREALTY850697375133105700658$1,000DOWNEACH2U.S.98COMM.LOTS 5LOTSLANARKBEACH400+COMM.U.S.98&GULFADJ.TOLANARKMARINA850K1.27AC.LOTBCH. ACCESS$80,000 2NICELOTS 12TH&OWEN,$16,500 C/BHOME3112COR.LOTS CITY$49,5004CITYLOTSOFF HWY67$15,000MIH2CRNRLOTSBLK.$ STOREREDUCED$39,500 2ACATRIVER UTIL.IN$39,500 ChHRISTMAS EVeE InN LAnNARK VVIllLLAGeEEditors Note: The following poem was written by J. Kenneth Foster, and appeared in the Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times, dated Dec. 29, 1977 Twas the night before Christmas and all through our town, No noses were frozen, no snow uttered down. No children in annels were tucked into bed, They all wore their short pajamas instead. To nd wreaths of holly was not very hard For holly trees sprouted right in the front yard. In front of the houses were granddads and moms Admiring the bushes and all of the palms. The slumbering grandkiddies were dreaming in glee And hoped theyd nd water skis under the tree. They all knew that Santa was well on his way In a Mercedes-Benz instead of a sleigh. And soon he arrived and started to work, He hadnt a second to linger or shirk. He whizzed over the highways and zoomed up the roads, In a shiny new sports car delivering the loads. The tropical moon gave the Village a glow, And lighted the way for old Santa below. As he jumped from the auto he gave a wee chuckle, He was dressed in Bermudas with Ivy League buckle. There werent many chimneys but that caused no gloom For Santa came in through the Florida room. He stopped at each house and stayed only a minute And emptied his sack of the stuff that was in it. Some dentures and hearing aids and they were quite neat Were left for old gramps, as a special treat. Before he departed, he treated himself To a glass of orange juice left on the shelf. Then he turned with a jerk and bounced back in his car, Remembering he still had to go very far. He stepped on the gas and put it in gear, And drove through our Village singing with cheer. And I heard him exclaim as he went on his way, Merry Christmas Lanark Village, I wish I could stay.KARKAR L HOLLA A ND | Florida Memory ProjectThe sales ofce for Lanark Village circa 1956. LANARK from page A9

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LocalThe Times | A11Thursday, December 26, 2013We have had some people report a bear or bears in the area, he said. We have taken these reports seriously, but we dont necessarily move a bear simply because they come into urban or semi urban areas. Nearby residents said the area where the bear was shot is a dumping ground for garbage. Bears are attracted to easy food items, especially in the fall and winter. It is illegal to shoot or harass a black bear in Florida. FWC is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter. Kirkland said rewards range from $25 to $1,000. We need somebody who knows who shot this bear to contact our wildlife alert hotline at 888-404-3922, he said. We guarantee anyone who calls anonymity. Florida law makes it illegal to take a bear and denes that as pursuing, hunting, molesting, capturing or killing, or attempting those actions, whether or not such actions result in possession of the bear. In addition, rules prohibit anyone from possessing, injuring, shooting, wounding, trapping, collecting or selling bears or their parts or attempting to engage in such actions without prior authorization from FWC. Violation of these bear rule is a misdemeanor, which can result in nes up to $500 and/or 60 days in jail for a rst offense. Prior offenses can result in higher penalties, with imprisonment up to one year, a ne of up to $1,000 and suspension of recreational hunting and shing licensing privileges. It is illegal to intentionally place food or garbage out that attracts bears and causes conicts. Anything that attracts dogs, cats or raccoons will attract bears, too. Residents dumping garbage at the roadside or feeding pets and wildlife in unsecured containers are luring bears to the area and committing a crime. The FWC advises residents who are troubled with visiting black bears to make sure not to feed them unintentionally. Secure household garbage in a shed, garage or wildliferesistant container. Put household garbage out on morning of pickup rather than the night before. Protect gardens, apiaries, compost and livestock with electric fencing. Encourage your homeowners association or local government to institute ordinances on keeping foods that attract wildlife secure. Feed pets indoors or bring in dishes after feeding. Clean grills and store them in a locked, secure place. Remove wildlife feeders or make them bear-resistant. Pick ripe fruit from trees, and remove fallen fruit from the ground. Screened enclosures are not secure and will not keep bears out. OnbehalfofmystaffandI,wewouldliketothankyouall foryourcontinuedsupportandtrust.Wearetrulyappreciative andgratefulfortheopportunitytoworkwithyou.Andaswewind down2013andmoveintotheNEWYEAR,pleaseknowthatitisa previlegetoserveyouandlookforwardtoournextopportunitytobe ofservice. Toallourpatientsandfriends,wehopeyouhadawonderful MERRYCHRISTMASandhaveamagnicentNEWYEAR. Sincerely,VincentIvers,M.D. llu aok ynaho te tkid lluoe w, wd Inf afaty sf mf olahen bO llu aok ynaho te tkid lluoe w, wd Inf afaty sf mf olahen bO VINCENTIVERS,M.D. 301TwentiethStreet|PortSt. Joe,FL32456 CouponExpires:12-31-13CODE:AP00 D SCHOOL from page A1ranked in the lowest 5 percent in the state of these schools. It was the rst D for the school since 2008. It was only the fourth D in the last 14 years, with the other two in 2000 and 2001, before consolidation. The state assigns grades based on points assessed, half of them based on student achievement and learning gains data from state assessments, such as how many learning gains were made among all students, as well as the lowest performing students. The FCAT results are a major part of this half. The other half of the total points is based upon components outside state assessments, such as participation and performance in accelerated classes, graduation rates and college readiness. Schools that earn at least 1,115 points receive an A, with Bs going to schools with 1,050 to 1,114 points, and Cs to those with between 925 and 1,049 points. In all three cases, these schools have met learning gains targets for the lowest performing students, as well as reading performance requirements. With D schools, which tally between 840 and 924 points, there is no requirement for learning gains or reading performance. Franklin County School tallied 915 points, and though it was just 10 points short of a C, Superintendent Nina marks said she doesnt expect the district will appeal. It doesnt appear that we have grounds for that, she said. Ours is going to stand.Low graduation rate hurt scoreMarks released a morethan-500-word prepared statement a day after the school grades came out that tried to nd some fringes of silver tinsel lining the edges of this giant red letter. In terms of overall improvement in math performance between 2011-12 and 2012-13 at the school, Franklin saw the numbers of students at grade level or better improving by 11 percent, which ranked it 137th out of 3,053 schools throughout the state. Among combination schools, the rank was 13 out of 294, which was in the top 5 percent, and among 1,628 Title I schools, which are ones with high percentages of low-income students, Franklin was 86th. In contrast, learning gains in reading over the last two school years were zero, which ranked the school just above the middle of the pack. As for the basic measurement the percentage of students scoring at grade level or better regardless of how well they did the year before and indicated by a 3,4 or 5 on the ve-point FCAT exam only 44 percent of students were at that level in reading, ranking the school in the lowest 25 percent of the schools. In math, it was 51 percent at grade level or better, which corresponds to about the lowest third. And in science, it was 54 percent, which is in the top 25 percent of Title I schools and the top half of all schools. We had enough points in the FCAT (portion) that we were a solid C, Marks said. The superintendent opened her statement by quoting Education Commissioner Pam Stewart as saying the latest round of school grades comes amid ongoing debate over the accuracy and complexity of the grading formula. She then shared Stewarts remarks that outlined how grades for high schools are based on test scores, as well as graduation rates and college readiness. Stewart noted that schools receive points based on how many students take college-level courses and how they score on tests such as the SAT. In terms of graduation rate, Franklin received only 124 out of a possible 200 points, because the schools four-year graduation rate is hovering around just 60 percent. The graduation rate dropped just slightly from the year before, 59 down to 58.8 percent. The drop-out rate climbed slightly, to 4.3 from 4.1 percent in 2011-12, but remained more than double the percentage statewide of 2.0 percent. These are areas of concern and the leadership will be addressing the graduation and dropout rates in January 2014, Marks said. In terms of high school students participation and performance in what is called accelerated curriculum, courses such as advanced placement and dual enrollment in a state college or other venue, Franklin School received 151 out of a possible 300 points. The school showed a drop in students taking part in such courses, and no growth in how well they performed. As a combination high school, Franklin also received a middle-school acceleration component, worth up to 100 points, which measures middle school students participation in and performance on high-school level end-ofcourse assessments. The school received a total of 78 points, with performance outpacing participation. Post-secondary readiness in reading improved, by about 12 percentage points to 61 percent, but there was no change with math, which has a percentage of no better than onethird of the students being ready for college level courses.Marks says picture is improvingSchool ofcials and school board members privately said they are not shocked by the D score, given the statistics they had examined from testing in early 2013. The Franklin County School District began a transition toward change on July 1, 2013, Marks said. Data results were studied, and professional development was held based on identied weaknesses and areas of need. She said the district created a proactive plan of action to include new administration, an on-site principal and assistant principal, dean, reading coach, guidance department and media specialist as additional leadership support. Marks said once the strategic plan was initiated in August 2013, the new principal, Eric Bidwell, began one-on-one conferences with faculty, focusing on changes required by DOE, the teacher evaluation process and the level of expectation for this school year 2013-2014. Communication is improving among all levels at the school, district ofce and in the community, Marks said. She said data results from these state reports have the district looking, again, at the economic situation our community is facing. The district impact on families is evident, she said. The local economy and lack of employment greatly affect the success of our students. Our children need everyone school personnel, parents and community to work together to support our children in their pursuit of a brighter future through education. Marks said programs focused on college and career readiness will prepare our students for the workforce, citing a partnership with Gulf Coast State College to increase the opportunity for dual enrollment. Currently, there are over 40 students taking dual enrollment courses and many more preparing to exit Franklin County PreK-12 School with industry certication. We need your help to increase the number the students that successfully graduate. Please volunteer, share your expertise and talents or be a mentor. BEAR from page A1The district impact on families is evident. The local economy and lack of employment greatly affect the success of our students. Our children need everyone school personnel, parents and community to work together to support our children in their pursuit of a brighter future through education. ... We need your help to increase the number the students that successfully graduate. Please volunteer, share your expertise and talents or be a mentor.Nina Marks, Franklin County Superintendent

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A12 | The Times Thursday, December 26, 2013 BRANDYisan18monthold Shepherd/Houndcrosswith thesweetesttemperament andcalmestdemeanor.She wouldmaketheperfect familypetassheisgentle andsocial.Brandyis heartwormnegativeand willbespayedinafewdays. Comemeetthiselfandsee ifsheistherightdogforyou in2014! Volunteersaredesperatelyneededtosocializeallofourdogsandcats. Wearealwayslookingforpeoplewillingtobringoneofouranimals intotheirhometobefosteredforvariousneeds.Anytimeyoucan sparewouldbegreatlyappreciated. CallKarenat670-8417formoredetailsorvisittheFranklinCounty HumaneSocietyat244StateRoad65inEastpoint.Youmaylogonto thewebsiteatwww.forgottenpets.orgtoseemoreofouradoptable pets. OFTHEWEEKPET 227.7847FranklinCountyHumaneSocietySeeYourBusinessNameandInfoHereforONLY$15perweek $60permonthCallToday4516567 NOTICEOFFAIRHOUSINGEDUCATION andCDBGPUBLICHEARINGTheFranklinCountyBoardofCountyCommissionerswillconduct abrieffairhousingeducationalsession.Thetopicswillincludean introductiontofairhousinglaws,thelocalfairhousingordinance, enforcementandassistance. TheFranklinCountyBoardofCountyCommissionerswillconduct arstpublichearingtoobtaincommentsorsuggestionsforoneor moreproposedFFY2013applicationstotheFloridaDepartment ofEconomicOpportunity(DEO)foraSmallCitiesCommunity DevelopmentBlockGrant(CDBG)ofupto$700,000. Thecategoriesofactivitiesforwhichthesegrantfundsmaybe usedareintheareasofhousing,neighborhoodrevitalization, commercialrevitalization,oreconomicdevelopmentandinclude suchimprovementactivitiesasconstructionofinfrastructure(roads, water,sewer,drainage),acquisitionofrealpropertyforeligible uses,loanstoprivate-for-protbusiness,rehabilitationofhouses andcommercialbuildings.Foreachactivitythatisproposed,at least51%ofthepersonsbenetingmustbeinthelowormoderate incomerange.Indevelopinganapplicationforsubmissionto DEO,theCountymustplantominimizedisplacementofpersons asaresultofplannedCDBGactivities,andisrequiredtodevelop aplantoassistdisplacedpersons.Variousfactorsaffectingthe competitivescoreoftheapplicationmustbeconsidered.Additional informationregardingtherangeofactivitiesthatmaybeundertaken willbeprovidedatthepublichearing. ThesessionswillbeheldduringtheJanuary9,2014Boardmeeting thatbeginsat9:00a.m.intheCommissionmeetingroom,located at34ForbesStreet,Apalachicola,FL32320.Questionsshouldbe directedtoMarkCurenton,AssistantCountyPlanner,telephone(850) 653-9783.Thepublichearingisbeingconductedinahandicapped accessiblelocation.Anydisabledpersonwishingtoattendthepublic hearingandrequiringaninterpreterorspecialaccommodations shouldcontacttheCountyClerksOfce,telephone653-8861(orcall 711fortheFloridaRelayServiceforhearingimpairedTTY/TDD)at leasttwobusinessdayspriortothemeeting. MerryChristmas &HappyNewYear From,Melinda,Tommy, &Jack(thedog) (850)670-1400 NOTICEOFPUBLICMEETINGFRANKLINCOUNTYCDBGCITIZENADVISORYTASKFORCE TheFranklinCountyBoardofCountyCommissionersispreparing tosubmitanapplicationforCommunityDevelopmentBlockGrant funds.TheFranklinCountyCitizenAdvisoryTaskForce(CATF) willmeettoreviewthepotentialgrantapplicationprojectsand providerecommendationsforconsiderationbytheBoardofCounty Commissioners,forFFY2013and/or2014.Otheritemsmayalso bediscussedrelatingtohousingandeconomicdevelopment. TheCATFmeetingwillbeheld6:00p.m.,January13,2014inthe CommunityServicesCenter,66FourthStreet,Apalachicola,FL 32320.Themeetingwillbeopentothepublic. SocietyTwo little angels Alina Pelt, 4, and Obie Lee Pelt, 2 will spend Christmas this year with their greatgrandparents Charles and Mary Lou King, in their home in Eastpoint. Their daddy, Willie Pelt, and Mary Rae Nowling will come spend the day with them also at their home. God bless our two little angels,Charles and Mary Lou King Special to The TimesThe Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Refuge House a $15,000 grant to support critical services and programs for individuals who are survivors of domestic abuse. Refuge House, the regions state certi ed provider of direct services and advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, provides crisis services to more than 5,000 individuals in the Big Bend area every year. The $15,000 grant will be used to help increase the availability of services and resources for victims of domestic and sexual violence in Taylor County. This grant will allow for staff support for counseling, support group, prevention education, as well as increasing resources for the Refuge House 24 Hour Crisis Hotline services in that county. We appreciate the Duke Energy Foundations special support for the rural communities that we serve in the Big Bend region, says Meg Baldwin, executive director of Refuge House. From Franklin County to Taylor County, people are connected through powerful community commitments to supporting victims of violence. We are grateful for the Duke Energy Foundations dedication to supporting the welfare and dignity of survivors in partnership with our local communities. The Duke Energy Foundation helps to improve the quality of life in individual communities that they serve through volunteerism, leadership and nancial support through grants to charitable organizations. Philanthropy is an essential aspect of Duke Energys commitment to sustainability, by helping create and maintain strong and vibrant communities for future generations. The Duke Energy Foundation provides strategic nancial support to organizations that align with the focus areas of The Duke Energy Foundation: Environment and energy ef ciency, economic development and community vitality. The foundation is funded annually by shareholder funds. Founded in 1978, Refuge House is the state certi ed domestic violence and sexual assault center serving Big Bend eight counties in north central Florida. Our comprehensive services include two 24-hour crisis lines, two emergency shelters, rape crisis SANE services, transitional housing, individual and group counseling for adults and children, therapy, childcare services, community education and professional training, and courthouse advocacy. For more information about Refuge House, Inc and the services they provide or to nd out how you can give back please visit www.refugehouse.com or call (850) 922-6062.Special to The TimesThe Division of Health Sciences at Gulf Coast State College had multiple graduation and pinning ceremonies on Dec. 12, including the LPN (licensed practical nursing) to ADN (associate degree in nursing) graduation at the Gulf/Franklin Campus, and the nursing and surgical technology graduations at the Panama City campus. Fall 2013 LPN to ADN graduates: Janell Armstrong, Brenda Bellinger, Fe Carlisle, Kimberly Clark, Stephanie DePaul, Richard Green, Erin Hallahan, Amy Jackson, Cathy Shuping, Kristin Small, Dorothy Snodgrass, Diane Stratton, Anne-Laure Verill, Derek Waldron, Faye Wenzel and Rebecca Williams Fall 2013 hursing graduates: Heather Barron, Regina Biggs, Sam Burt, Laura Callahan, Randi Clark, Tonya Claussen, Kimberly Cox, Bruce Ferris, Faith Fischer, Danielle Gagnon, Colin Gallien, Holly Gay, Michael Hollis, Brantley Jezak, Lindsey Kafonek, Stacey Kintner, Monica Largaespada, Trinh Luong, Johnathon Martin, Christina Maynard, Kowany McCutcheon, Steven Moos, Miranda Morgan, Xiomara Morris, Kayla Myers, Cynthia Naegele, Andrea Ortega, Stephanie Plummer, Jolanta Potkaj, James Prudhome, Sara Ramer, Tracy Raven, Justin Redmond, April Rivera, Christian Rodriguez, Bryan Shea, Sarah Smith, Aurelia Stone, Kyle Studer, Lindsey Thweatt, Nicholas Tuno, Jane Vasquez and Thomasina Waldera, Fall 2013 surgical technology graduates: Bree Allen, Jacie Ball, Jonna Ball, Tonya Green, Victoria Holland, Katie Pepin, Jennifer Person, Samantha Plumadore, Amanda Porcelli, Candice Potter, Shelli Simmons, Janet Valiente 2 little angels for ChristmasGCSC celebrates health sciences graduates Duke Energy Foundation awards Refuge House grant COUNTY LIBRARY KIDS CELEBRATE CHRISTMASDAVID ADLERSTEIN | The TimesThe Franklin County Public Librarys youth program had its annual Christmas dinner Dec. 16 at the Eastpoint rehouse. At top left, the evening opened with a presentation to new county librarian Anne Birchwell, from former librarian Eileen Annie Ball. Above, Denise and Cliff Butler, longtime supporters of the library youth program, came forward to lead 12 young people in a hilarious presentation of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Guitarist Randy Mims, center right, entertained the gathering, as did emcee Carol Bar eld, top right, who, together with her sister Patricia Jones and her aunt Irestine Bouie, sang Oh Holy Night. Like us on THE APALACHICOLA TIMES

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LocalThe Times | A13Thursday, December 26, 2013 TrinityEpiscopalChurchest.1836 850-653-9550ChristmasServicesSundayDecember22|10:30AM AdventLesson,Carols,andEucharist ChristmasEveServicesat5:00PM ChristmasDayServices10:00AM 101NEFirstStreet CarrabelleSUNDAY 10:00AM WELCOMESYOU THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (850)545-2578 R.MichaelWhaley,Pastor NurserynowprovidedforSundayChurchService FaithHave a happy new year! Congratulations to Mayor Curley Messer. Curley received a Christmas card from President Obama. Missed you at lunch last Thursday at the Senior Center. Sarge had a good meal ready for us. We will line up for lunch after the rst of the year. Hope you can come over to Chillas Hall on Christmas morning, and enjoy a smoked turkey sandwich or two. Bob Dietz will have the door open at 8 a.m. See ya there! Ron Vice will be on hand to play the music for your dancing and listening pleasure. The doors will open at Chillas Hall at 8 p.m. New Years Eve. So grab you favorite snack, your beverage of choice, your dancing shoes and, oh yes, your main squeeze and stroll on over and ring in the new year with us. There will also be a celebration at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 on New Years Eve. Greg K and the crew will provide the music, and you can help ll the dance oor. I will probably pop in from time to time. Party hearty! On New Years Day, members of the Lanark Village Boat Club will prepare and serve the traditional black-eyed pea lunch, starting at 1 p.m. Be watching for you! Joy to the World. Wednesday Night Bingo at Chillas Hall. The season opener will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8, and the doors will at 6 p.m. Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Come on over and have a fun evening. Who knows, you might just win a game or two. Be kind to one another, check in on the sick and the housebound and remember, miracles do happen. Until next time, God bless America, our troops, and the poor, homeless and hungry.The Ward FamilyThe family of Frances Louise Ward would like to thank all of our family, friends and neighbors for the owers, food and loving support after the recent loss of our mother. Your concern and compassion is appreciated more than we can express.The Ward familySonya Murray RussellDec. 8, 1966, to Sept. 16, 2013Happy birthday and Merry Christmas and a happy new year, my love. Just wanted you to know how much we love and miss you here with us. But knowing youre with our Lord and all our loved ones who went before you gives us peace in our hearts. We hope to be with you again some sweet day. God bless.Your husband Eugene Russell, Mom and Daddy, and mother-in-law Mary Lou King and family. Special to the TimesThe Franklin County Public Library has some fun and interesting activities coming up in January. All activities are open to the public and free of charge. The Eastpoint branch will be starting off the new year with our rst Cinema Day. Please come and join us for a showing of Monster University at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3. Parents with young children should plan to stay and watch the movie with their child. Denise Williams will be teaching Yin Yoga at the Eastpoint branch at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays starting Jan. 7. This type of yoga is very gentle and available to all levels of yoga skills from beginner to advanced. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it; otherwise, a large towel will work. Marian Morris will be leading a special story time for the kids at the Carrabelle branch at 3 p.m. Jan. 14. Come by the library in Eastpoint and meet the St. George Island Quilters. They will be sharing their skills and enthusiasm for quilting at 10 a.m. Jan. 15. Computer class with Carly is a great way to learn something new in the new year. She can help you with your tablets and readers or just help you with basic or advanced computer skills. Drop in between noon and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in Eastpoint or Jan. 23 in Carrabelle. Both Eastpoint and Carrabelle branches have community meeting rooms that can be reserved. If you need a space for a meeting, please come by and talk to us. We will be expanding our hours at both library branches. Starting Jan. 6 the Eastpoint branch will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Carrabelle branch will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For any questions regarding library hours or programs, call 6708151 for the Eastpoint branch or 6972366 for the Carrabelle branch. The following is the updated schedule for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint, and the St. George Island areas. For more information, call the Hotline at 653-2000.MONDAY7:30-8:30 p.m.: Closed AA, Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church, 79 Sixth StreetTUESDAYNoon to 1 p.m.: Open. Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Carrabelle, Church of the Ascension, 110 NE First St.WEDNESDAY6-7 p.m.: Womens AA, Closed, Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Mens AA, Closed, Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal ChurchTHURSDAYNoon to 1 p.m.: Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Open AA, St. George Island United Methodist, 201 E. Gulf Beach DriveFRIDAY5:30-6:30 p.m.: AA Happy Hour, Open, Apalachicola, Trinity Episcopal Church 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Carrabelle, Church of the AscensionSATURDAY7:30-8:30 p.m.: AA Speakers Meeting, Open, Eastpoint First United Methodist Church, 317 Patton Dr. 5:30-6:30 p.m.:Discussion Group, Alligator Point Mission By The SeaSUNDAY7:30-8:30 p.m.: AA Big Book Study, Open, Eastpoint First United Methodist Church God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference AA MeetinEETINGsS Card of ThanHANKsS In Loving MemoryEMORYTime to make plans for the new year LanarANARK newsNEWSJim Welsh County library plans expanded hours We will be mandated to have something as we go along, Conrad said. Whatever will affect the best transfer of data will help save lives. We wont immediately make money, (but) we will immediately stop a greater loss of money. All of these small hospitals nationwide are faced with this, he said. Im not going to advocate buying the most expensive system. A bad system will slow things up. Good modules will allow you with a few clicks to get the correct information (while) a cheap system equals morale problems. County Commission Chairman Cheryl Sanders supported the acquisition, but noted that I wish we had somebody local instead of bringing somebody in from out of state. Brownsworth said the intention is to go in-house with billing in three to ve years. As it stands now, CSS is incentivized by making a percentage off the increase in cash payments they are able to collect. He said the deal eliminates about $232,000 in annual costs now going to ARx and Healthland for billing and insurance verication. With CSS, we only start making payments for these revenue cycle services once we make more cash than we are right now, Brownsworth said. In order for them to get paid, they have to increase the amount of money we get paid, and they then get one-third of the increase. Commissioner Pinki Jackel said she wanted to see a report made to the board prior to any payments to CSS. There are benchmarks we have to hit before approval for government reimbursements, she said. I want to be sure were meeting benchmarks in a timely fashion. Weve got to do a better job of collecting every penny we can, she said. If we dont do a better job, we cannot continue to operate at these losses. (Its a matter of) the sh or cut bait stage, if were continuing to take money out of the trust fund to build a new facility. Commissioner Smokey Parrish supported the EMR deal, and agreed the county needed to get to a point where we quit drawing money out of the trust. This is a win-win of us not having to put up money upfront, he said. Its a way for doctors completing charts in a more timely fashion, which has been a problem in the past. Brownsworth said he was not concerned CSS was not yet certied for Phase 2 of Medicares electronic health record mandate, because only six vendors on the market are certied as of now. Thats more than a year away, in January 2015, and they anticipate to be certied in October or November of 2014, he said. The EMR system is expected to go live in the rest of the hospital, the clinics and ambulance system by March 1, Brownsworth said. He said advanced registered nurse practitioner Dana Whaley and Dr. Eugene Charbonneau have been seeing about 20 to 25 patients per day at Weems East in Carrabelle, while Weems West has only been attracting about eight to 10 patients per day. He said he expects the clinics volume in Apalachicola to rise once renovation is fully complete on Dr. Stephen Miniats former ofces. WEEMS from page A1 On Monday, Dec. 23, members of the Philaco Womans Clubs home life committee and friends met at the Holy Family Senior Center to prepare fruit baskets for Meals on Wheels recipients. Pictured from left are Anne Sizemore, Monica Lemieux and Marilyn Hogan decorating baskets. Elaine Kozlowsky of Eastpoint was accompanied by grandniece Sandy and great-grandniece Sonja, who are visiting for the holidays. The groups decorated more than 40 fruit baskets, provided at cost by Gulfside IGA.LOIS SWOBODA | The Times FruitRUIT ofOF theTHE SPiritIRIT

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Email outdoors news to timesoutdoors @star .com Thursday, December 26, 2013 OUTDOORSwww.apalachtimes.comSection Section A SantasOutdoorHeadquarters! HolidayGiftsforChildren HugeTrainSetDemo Guns&Ammo WEEKLYALMANAC APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE TIDETABLESMONTHLYAVERAGESTondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtractthe indicatedtimesfromthesegivenforAPALACHICOLA: HIGH LOW CatPoint Minus0:40 Minus1:17 EastPass Minus0:27 Minus0:27 Tondthetidesofthefollowingareas,subtractthe indicatedtimesfromthosegivenforCARRABELLE: HIGH LOW BaldPoint Minus9:16 Minus0:03 SponsortheWEEKLYALMANACCall Today!653-8868 Date HighLow%Precip Thu,Dec.2660 45 0% Fri,Dec.2757 45 0% Sat,Dec.2863 43 -% Sun,Dec.2963 43 -% Mon,Dec.3063 42 -% Tues,Dec.3163 42 -% Wed,Jan.163 42 -% Page 14Cockles and angelwingsBy TOM BAIRDSpecial to The Times Ever notice how the beach changes from summer to winter? We are now in the winter beach and this is the time when shelling is best. Throughout the summer, sand is deposited on the beaches and the dunes build. The beach becomes higher and wider. In winter, changes in wave height and direction cause sand to be pulled offshore from the beach and deposited in protective offshore sandbars. The winter beach is narrower and lower. While this phenomenon is more extreme on the Atlantic and Paci c coasts, nevertheless our Panhandle beaches also go through this cycle. Because sand is pulled off the beach in winter, shells that were buried all year are now exposed. Both tourists and residents can be seen carrying buckets or bags of shells to take home. The most commonly collected shells are the giant cockles and white angelwings, with the occasional empty shell of a large left-handed whelk. The giant cockle or heart cockle (Dinocardium robustum) is familiar to most residents. It is that big up to ve inches long tan or cream colored bivalve with parallel ribs with brown patches. It occurs around Florida wherever one nds their preferred habitat sandy shallows off beaches. Therefore, the big bend area, with its lack of wave energy, and therefore lack of beaches, does not offer suitable habitat for the giant cockle. The giant cockles found on our Gulf beaches is a more colorful variety than their Atlantic cousin and is classi ed as a subspecies, Dinocardium robustum vanhyningi, often called Van Hynings cockle. These bivalves are lter feeders that use their long muscular foot to dig down into the sand and extend their siphons into the water column to pump in suspended food particles. The cardium part of their genus name, Dinocardium, may remind you of heart. To see why they are sometimes called heart cockles, nd two shells of about equal size and place their edges together. Now turn them to the side and look at the shells with their edge facing you. The pro le from the side resembles a Valentine heart. The fully grown shells are also about the size of a human heart. You probably remember the old song about Molly Malone singing, cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh! As Molly was pushing her wheelbarrow, the cockles she was selling were not our Van Hynings cockle, but the common European cockle, Cerastoderma edule, or any of several small cockle-like clam species that are harvested using rakes at low tide. Cockles are still available at seaside stalls in the United Kingdom. Our own giant cockles are edible also and the reddish esh makes ne chowder. However, few people go to the trouble to harvest our giant cockles. For a bit of trivia, cockles are even mentioned in the Magna Carta. That historic document granted English subjects the right to collect up to eight pounds of cockles from the shore without hindrance or con scation. Our beaches have several other smaller shells that are classi ed in the same family as the giant cockle. One can easily nd shells of the Atlantic strawberry cockle (Americardia media), spiny papercockle (Papyridea soleniformis), Florida pricklycockle (Trachycardium egmontianum), and even the smooth-shelled common egg cockle (Laevicardium laevigatum). Much sought after by collectors this time of year is the delicate bright white shell of the angelwing (Cyrtopleura costata). More common on the Atlantic or southwest coasts of Florida, nevertheless angelwings are commonly found on Cape San Blas beaches. To be so fragile and elegant, it seems surprising that these bivalves live burrowed into muddy clay deposits offshore. They can also be found in St. Joseph Bay where there are muddy clay bottoms. They need the stiff muds for support because the muscles holding the two shells together are quite weak. In fact, this clam cannot fully close its shell making it susceptible to extreme environmental changes. With its muscular foot, the animal digs a burrow in the stiff muds and projects two siphons just above the surface of the substrate. Once in place it pumps water through the siphons to lter suspended food particles. In life, the burrows and gaping valves of this animal provide a refuge for several species of small mud crabs. Even the abandoned burrows provide a home for other sea creatures long after the angelwing has departed. Since these clams are adept at boring into stiff clays, it is not surprising that they are closely related to shipworms, which are not worms at all but boring clams. You have probably inspected their tunnels winding through pieces of driftwood thrown up on the beach. More commonly found on Panhandle beaches are the Campeche angelwings (Pholas campechiensis). Occasionally, one nds the little false angelwing (Petricolaria pholadiformis). While true angelwings can grow a shell almost six inches long, false angelwing shells only reach a two inch maximum. So whether you are a shell collector or just like to look for pieces of polished beach glass, the winter beach is a great time to stroll our beaches. Tom Baird has been a sheries biologist, high school and community college teacher (oceanography and microbiology), director of a science and environmental center, teacher of science and principal in Pinellas County as well as an educational consultant. He retired from the Florida Department of Education and he and his wife divide their time between Tallahassee and Cape San Blas. SPECIAL TO THE TIMESLEFT: Cockles along the beach CENTER: An Atlantic strawberry cockle RIGHT: A heart cockle The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is the largest of the North American herons with gangly legs, a sinuous neck, and a thick, daggerlike bill. Its slatey plumage appears shaggy. In ight, the great blue curls its neck into a tight S shape; its wings are broad and rounded and its legs trail well beyond the tail. Herons usually hunt alone while standing in shallow water or at the waters edge, especially around dawn and dusk. A heron often wades slowly or stands patiently waiting to quickly spear unwary sh or frogs with its long, sharp bill. Some paleontologists have commented that herons bear a close resemblance in appearance and habit to the great wading dinosaurs. Herons may also feed by hovering over water and picking up prey, diving head rst into the water, alighting on water feetrst, jumping from perches feetrst, and swimming or oating on the surface of the water. When it is bene cial to locating schools of sh, herons may form loose feeding ocks. Herons locate their food by sight and usually swallow it whole. Inland, rodents are often an important part of the great blues diet. While the great blue feeds mostly on small sh it will also eat shrimp, crabs, aquatic insects, rodents and other small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and small birds. Herons are most often seen near saltwater and freshwater habitats, including open coasts, marshes, riverbanks, and lakes and even backyard gold sh ponds, retention ponds and other landscape water features. They also forage in grasslands and agricultural elds. Breeding birds gather in colonies or heronries, sometimes with other heron species, to build stick nests high off the ground on old growth trees. In the South, alligators, snakes and raccoons congregate under heronries to feed on fallen chicks and each other. In treeless areas, great blues readily nest on the ground, in shrubbery, in the prickly arms of a cactus or on cliffs. The herons call, a harsh croak or honk, is most vocal during the breeding season or when disturbed. They also snap their bills loudly to attract a mate or to defend a nest. Bill clappering, the rapid chattering of the tips of the bill, is common between mated pairs. In past times, shermen believed herons wiggled their toes to imitate worms and attract sh and that their feet produced oil that lured prey. There was also a widely held belief great blues could pluck down from their breast and scatter it on the water to create an iridescent lure. None of these stories is true. The herons success as a sherman is due to sharp eyesight, speed and patience. Herons are symbols of good luck and patience in many Native American tribes especially in the Paci c Northwest but they are also seen as restless, solitary and vain. Seeing a great blue was an omen of a successful shing trip; not surprising since they are skilled at locating sh. In Greece, herons were sacred to the sea-god Poseidon and an emblem of Atlantis, the lost island paradise. In many cultures, herons are said to be enemies of eagles and friends of crows. In Japan and China, a heron and a crow may be pictured together as a symbol of the yin-yang. Because of the long nosy beak, a heron is sometimes a symbol of curiosity, nosiness, and busybodies. Like the crane, the herons habit of standing on one leg earns it a reputation for contemplation, vigilance, divine or occult wisdom, and inner quietness in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and some Asian cultures. Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, employed a heron as one of her divine messengers. Native American legends tell of wise men who, having died, visited the earth in the bodies of herons. Herons have Christian symbolism too. During medieval times, herons were thought to y above the clouds to avoid rain. This supposed habit led them to become symbols of the righteous who avoided the storms of this world by placing their hopes and treasures in heaven. Early Christians believed herons shed tears of blood under stress, making them an emblem of Christs agony in the garden of Gethsemane. Since they consume snakes and frogs, considered minions of the devil, herons were also symbolic of the battle of good against evil. Buds N Bugs: Great blue heron BUDS N BUGSLois Swoboda SPONSORED BY LocalAs we near Christmas, not many anglers have fishing on their minds. Good days can still be had fishing the I.C.W. canal in St. Joe. Good reports of smaller trout and redfish have been constant here for a week or so. Try fishing the creek mouths and deeper holes for more productive fishing here. Local are beaches are a haven for new anglers coming to the area from up north. Whiting catches are making up most of the action with an occasional bull redfish.

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CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA CARRABELLE APALACHICOLA SPORTS www.apalachtimes.comThursday, December 26, 2013 ASection HometownProud (850)653-96954514197 ThedefensiveplayofguardJamesGordon"hasbeenstellar"for theSeahawksboysbasketballteam,saidFranklinCountyHigh SchoolCoachMichaelSweatt.The5'8,165-poundseniorguard hadtwoblockedshotsagainstLibertyCountyDec.17,andatotal ofnineblockedshotsontheseason.Hehas13stealsinnine games,andisaveragingmorethanfourreboundspergame. GulfsideIGAPLAYEROFTHEWEEK JamieGordon Page 15By DAVID ADLERSTEIN653-8894 | @ApalachTimes Dadlerstein@star .com The Seahawk varsity basketball team defeated Liberty County in an away game Dec. 17, but then stumbled Dec. 19 at home against Blountstown. The Hawks jumped out to a 17-13 lead after the rst quarter in Bristol against the Bulldogs, but fell behind 28-27 at the half. The Seahawks were up by one after three quarters, and a strong fourth quarter, in which they outscored their opponents 2618, accounted for the 73-63 victory. Kelsey Jones had an outstanding game for the Hawks, hitting 13-of-17 free throws to account for almost half of his 27 points on the night. He drained 7of-13 two-pointers, and had seven rebounds and two assists. Kenneth Wilson added 11 points, after hitting threeof-four treys, and had six rebounds. James Gordon had one trey, and eight points on the night, along with ve rebounds. Cameron White also had eight points, including a perfect four-for-four from the charity stripe. He led the team with nine rebounds, and added two assists. Tyler Howard contributed ve points, and ve caroms. Marshall Sweet tallied three points by nailing a trey. Mercury Wynn had two points. Wesley Norred had three assists. As a team the Hawks shot 64 percent from the free throw line, hitting 21-of33 of their shots. They shot 42 percent from free point land, but just 31 percent of their two-pointers. Against Blountstown, the Hawks jumped to a 109 lead after the rst quarter, but fell behind 26-20 at the half. Blountstown outscored the Hawks in each of the last two quarters to win 59-41. It was probably our worst played game of the season, said Coach Mike Sweatt. In the second half we just didnt show up on offense. We couldnt make a shot anywhere. The rst half we didnt really play well either but we were still in the game, he said. The team was led by 10 points each by Jones and Howard, with six from Barahona on the back of his two treys. Norred had ve points, and Gordon four, with Sweet nailing a threepointer, and Wynn, White and Wilson each one free throw. The team hit just onefourth of their 12 free throws, and shot 22 percent from the three-point arc, and 39 percent from twopoint land. Sweet said in addition to Gordons defensive performance, he is pleased that both Sweet and Norred have been stepping up and playing well.Organizer Chip Sanders said the Saturday, Dec 7 Christmas Skateboard Experience event at the Justin B. Grif n Skate Park, adjacent to the former Apalachicola High School went well. The event featured dedication of a new sign and garden, with a safety and protection course and demo skate classes at noon. There were lessons on how to build your own ramp, and prize and ramp giveaways. Special thanks to Journeys of St, George Island, Sam Fortunas, D.J. Flint, Coble Grif th, Elisabeth Thomas, Zachary Gump May, Ethan Rapack, Michael Luberto, Mike Moron, City of Apalachicola, Franklin Work Camp, Kenny Wilson, Robert Osborne Sr., John Solomon, Anderson Williams, Team Ace Hardware, and all who participated in this years rst Christmas Skateboarding Experience, said Sanders. Thanks for the support, leadership and dedication of your time and hearts for the awesome youth of this county, he said. It would not have been possible without you all! SKATEBOARD EVENT AWESOME Middle schoolers complete winning yearFranklin Countys middle school boys basketball nished the regular season this month with a winning record. Players included eight graders Tyler Farmer, Nathan Jones, Landon Nash, Johnny Jones, Mikalin Huckeba, Eric Sowell, Elijah DeCourcey and Rory Countryman; and seventh graders Jake Patterson, Rufus Townsend, Jan Lowe, Daijon Penamon, Tyrell Green, Keondre Sewell, and Dalin Sheridan; sixth grader Jonathan Jones and fth graders Josh Farmer, Lamarius Martin and Clint Rester. Coaches include Jeremy Williams, standing at right, and assistant Ricky Jones, at left. Seahawks down Liberty, fall to BlountstownDAVID ADLERSTEIN | the TimesLogan McLeod, left, and Kenneth Wilson ght for the ball against South Walton. Cameron White prepares to shoot against South Walton. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES YEARBOOK STAFF | Special to the Times GET READY FOR HOLIDAY HOOPSFranklin County will be the site of the Battle on the Gulf holiday hoop tournament Jan. 2 to 4. Six boys and six girls teams will be playing on a format based on overall record, and both the gym and multipurpose building will be used. THE BOYS On Thursday, Jan. 2, Liberty County plays Wewahitchka at 3:30 p.m. at the high school. Yulee vs. Bay is the 5:30 p.m. game, with Franklin County against North Bay Haven at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 3, North Bay Haven plays Liberty County at 3:30 p.m., with Bay vs. Wewa at 5:30 p.m. and Franklin vs. Yulee at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 4, the fth seed (based on tourney play) will play the sixth seed at 5:30 p.m., with the third seed against the fourth seed at 3:30 p.m., and the rst and second seeds squaring off at 7:30 p.m. THE GIRLS On Thursday, Jan. 2, North Florida Christian plays Wewahitchka at 3:30 p.m. at the high school campus. Franklin County vs. Liberty County is the 5:30 p.m. game, with Bolles against North Bay Haven at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 3, Bolles plays Liberty County at 3:30 p.m., with North Bay Haven vs. Wewa at 5:30 p.m. and Franklin vs. North Florida Christian at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 4, the fth seed (based on tourney play) will play the sixth seed at 3:30 p.m., with the third seed against the fourth seed at 7:30 p.m., and the rst and second seeds squaring off at 5:30 p.m.

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A16 | The Times Thursday, December 26, 2013 A16| The Times Thursday, December 26, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS 93428T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 19-2012-CA -000297 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. BRADLEY R. BLACKBURN, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment entered in Case No. 10-2012-CA000297 in the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, and, BRADLEY R. BLACKBURN, et. al. are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Second Floor Lobby of the Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320 at the hour of 11:00AM, on the 9TH day of JANUARY, 2014, the following described property: LOT 4, BLOCK 1 OF ADDITION TO MAGNOLIA BLUFFS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 5th day of December, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Submitted by: MORALES LAW GROUP, PA IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provisoin of certain assistance. Please contact teh Office of Court Administration at (850)5774401 or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding: If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The ADA Coordinator for the courts in Leon County if Doug Smith. He may be reached at (850)577-4444 or through the Florida Relay Service, TDD at 1-800-955-8771. The address for the Office of Court Administration is: Leon county courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, FL 32301. In all other counties in the circuit please contact the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office and ask for the ADA Coordinator. The Clerks number is included on each county page. December 19, 29, 2013 93490T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 19-2011-CA000169 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, PLAINTIFF, vs. RAESHELLE LARAE REESE, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 17, 2013 and entered in Case No. 19-2011-CA-000169 in the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC was the Plaintiff and RAESHELLE LARAE REESE, ET AL., the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Franklin St., Apalachicola, FL 32320 on the 8th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 3 (UNRECORDED) COMMENCE AT A 5 INCH ROUND CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 8 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN S01 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 25 SECONDS W ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION A DISTANCE OF 2476.05 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #0340); THENCE RUN S 89 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 11 SECONDS E 767.58 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #0340) LYING ON THE CENTERLINE OF A 60.00 FOOT INGRESS AND EGRESS EASEMENT (HATHCOCK ROAD) AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 919, PAGE 52 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN S 09 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 26 SECONDS W ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 59.67 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE S09 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 26 SECONDS W ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 127.24 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160); THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE RUN S 83 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 03 SECONDS W 391.54 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160); THENCE RUN N 05 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 23 SECONDS E 102.96 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED # 7160); THENCE RUN N 80 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 17 SECONDS E 404.06 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO a 60.00 foot ingress and egress easement lying over and across the Easterly 30.00 feet thereof as recorded in Official Records Book 919, Page 52; also in Official records Book 921, Page 576 of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH that certain 2010 FLEETWOOD Manufactured Home, I.D. Nos. GAFL907A/B58648-ET31. Tax ID: 330808000000100040 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: November 7, 2013. Marcia M. Johnson Clerk, Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk Stephen M. Huttman Attorney for Plaintiff Pendergast & Morgan, P.A. 115 Perimeter Center Place South Terraces Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30346 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Danny Davis, Court Technology Office, Office of Court Administration, 301 S Monroe St, Rm. 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303, (850) 577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. December 26, 2013 January 2, 2014 95971T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-000131-CA HANCOCK BANK, Plaintiff, vs. PAUL W. BYRD, JR., ET AL., Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 24, 2013 and the Order Granting Consent Motion to Continue and Rescheduled Foreclosure sale dated November 20, 2013, in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, Inside the Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32329, at 11:00 a.m. EST on January 12, 2014, at 11:00 a.rn. (EST), or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, the following described property: Parcels 1 and 2 located in Franklin County, Florida: Lot 7, Block 51 of ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO.5, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 16-17, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida; Lot 5 and 6, Block 51 of ST. GEORGE ISLAND GULF BEACHES UNIT NO. 5, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page (s) 16-17, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida; Parcel 3 located in Leon County, Florida: COMMENCE AT AN OLD IRON PIPE MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, LEON COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 25, A DISTANCE OF 598.0 FEET TO AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST 210.85 FEET TO AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST 523.75 FEET TO AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A TRACT OF LAND DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 90, PAGE 350 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEON COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID TRACT 209.61 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 25, A DISTANCE OF 915.57 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF U. S. NO. 90 (STATE ROAD NO. 10), THENCE NORTH 54 DEGREES 24 MINUTES WEST (BEARING BASE) ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 815.07 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST 1176.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST 203.48 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST 196.08 FEET, THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 24 SECONDS WEST 312.81 FEET TO A POINT ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWESTERLY ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF A PROPOSED 60.0 FOOT ROADWAY, THENCE FROM A TANGENT BEARING OF NORTH 64 DEGREES, 25 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 177.17 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 32 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 22 SECONDS, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 100.0 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST 309.52 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: December 16, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Court By: Terry E. Creamer Deputy Clerk December 26, 2013 January 2, 2014 96513T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000306CAAXMX CRIMSON ALLIGATOR DRIVE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. EMMETT MITCHELL, III and LELA M. MITCHELL, husband and wife, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to a Stipulated Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclosure Nunc Pro Tunc dated December 10, 2013, entered in Case No. 1 3000306 CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County, Florida, in favor of the Plaintiff, Crimson Alligator Drive, LLC and against the Defendants, Emmett Mitchell, III, and Lela M. Mitchell, that Plaintiff will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Franklin County Courthouse, second floor lobby, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, ApaApalachicola mayor plans ofce hoursApalachicola Mayor Van Johnson plans regular open ofce hours in his ofce at the recently named Mayor Van W. Johnson, Sr., Recreation & Community Service Complex at 192 Coach Wagoner Blvd., Suite 1, the site of the old Apalachicola High School. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, and thereafter on two designated days each week, (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon, and from 2 to 4 p.m.) Apalachicola residents and others will have the opportunity to meet with the mayor on a drop-in basis, without an appointment, to discuss whatever issues, ideas or concerns are on their minds The establishment of an open ofce with regular hours is essential for communication and it gives the residents direct access to local government and a place to meet face to face with their chief elected municipal ofcial, Johnson said. It is one of my core beliefs that government should be open and accessible to its people. Any resident who would like to meet with the mayor, but cannot do so during the designated days are encouraged to telephone Revena Ramsey at City Hall at 653-9319 or email her at revenaramsey@ cityofapalachicola. com to schedule a more convenient time.DOT funds coming to countyOn June 18 the Florida Department of Transportation announced it was providing funds for the re-marking of Lake Morality Road., and on Dec. 10, County Planner Alan Pierce told county commissioners the joint project agreement (JPA) had arrived. While Lake Morality Road is a county road, the state is providing funds because of a fatality that occurred, and because of the high percentage of Department of Corrections trafc using the road, Pierce said. Commissioners voted unanimously to accept the agreement. The county will advertise and open bids on this project in January or February. At the same meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to sign a JPA for $271,115 with DOT for the rehabilitation of pavement at the Apalachicola airport. Pierce said DOT will be sending down another JPA for $1.2 million, early in 2014, to build a new taxiway that will connect the countys undeveloped industrial park to the runway. This will make the industrial park have airport access and will make it more desirable for aviation related uses. No more payments in lieu of taxes?At the Dec. 10 county commission meeting, Director of Administrative Services Alan Pierce told commissioners that the county nance ofce has been notied that Congress has not authorized any PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) this year for the US Forest Service. This notication has come after the county budget has started, and in this years budget the assumption was made that the county would receive the same amount of PILT funds as 2012, which was $230,000. If Congress does not fund PILT, then the countys revenue stream for this year will be short by $230,000. PILT funds go to support the Franklin County school district as well. Commissioners instructed Pierce to write countys federal delegation and ask them to support PILT.New correctional ofcer training to startA new correctional ofcer training program will be starting at the Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College in Port St. Joe, Jan. 22, 2014. This program is designed to prepare students for the state ofcer certication exam. Individuals who pass this exam are eligible for employment in any state, county or privately run correctional facility in Florida. The program will be conducted using the new shorter curriculum and will last approximately three months. The program will be offered during the day and will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday. For more information, please call Brenda Burkett at 227-9670 ext. 5507 or email her at bburkett@ gulfcoast.edu. The application deadline for Pell Grants and nancial aid is fast approaching, so call today or come by the Gulf/ Franklin Campus to pick up your application packet. Law EnforcementTALLAHASSEE (AP) A Florida man was charged with helping his brothers killer and another murderer escape from prison with bogus court documents, authorities said Dec. 19 in announcing more charges in the scheme. Willie Slater Jr. helped Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins escape from Franklin Correctional Institution this fall because he owed Jenkins a favor, Florida Department of Law Enforcement special agent Danny Banks said. Jenkins and Slater were behind bars together, and Jenkins helped get Slater out of prison in 2009 by giving false testimony that he committed a home invasion Slater was convicted of, Banks said. Walker murdered Slaters brother, Cedric, in 1999. It seems odd that he would help get his brothers murderer out of jail, but he owed a signicant favor to Mr. Jenkins which he fullled, Banks said. Even stranger, Slater was arrested after Jenkins and Walker were caught and charged with making death threats to Walkers family. Jenkins and Walker were captured Oct. 19 and Slater was arrested Oct. 28. Slater was one of four people charged with helping Walker and Jenkins escape. The others are Nydeed Nashaddai, Terrance Goodman and Jeffrey Forbes. Nashaddai was the mastermind behind the scheme, according to FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey. Nashaddai used forged documents to get out of a Pinellas County jail in 2009. He was captured in less than a day, sentenced to 20 years for escape and taken to the Franklin County prison where Walker and Jenkins were serving life terms. Thats where he taught them to forge court documents, Bailey said. Forbes also helped create the documents using prison computers and printers and he made a similar escape attempt, which was thwarted by a detective who discovered that his release date had been changed, Bailey said. The fake release orders were mailed to Slater, who helped deliver them to the Orange County clerk of courts ofce, Bailey said. It wasnt immediately clear whether the men had attorneys. Either jail records did not list lawyers for them or ofcials didnt immediately return email. Jenkins and Walker were let out of the prison on Sept. 27 and Oct. 8, respectively, and they registered as ex-felons at the Orange County jail to keep the ruse going. The escape was discovered when a relative of Roscoe Pugh, who Jenkins murdered, asked the state attorneys ofce why Jenkins was out of prison. The state automatically noties victims or their families when violent felons are being released. Once discovered, Goodman helped the pair run from authorities, driving them to Panama City Beach and renting them a motel room, Bailey said. Goodman also served time in the Franklin County prison with Jenkins and Walker. He was arrested Dec. 19 in Panama City. The three other men charged were already in custody. Bailey said the investigation was not over. Were at six now, there are other leads, theres other evidence that may lead to other individuals and may lead to other arrests, he said. The documents were written and produced in the prison using computers and printers in the law library. Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews said the agency is reviewing what it is constitutionally required to provide in-prison law libraries and will remove what is not required. The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. Arrests listed here were made, as noted, by ofcers from the Apalachicola Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofce. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Dec. 18 Robert Joseph Burch, 60, Apalachicola, violation of domestic violence injunction (APD) Dec. 20 Brandon E. Lashley, 23, Apalachicola, domestic battery (APD) Nicholas C. Roesner, 29, Paducah, Ky., violation of probation (FCSO)Four charged in bogus FCI prison release Arrest REPORT News BrRIeEFsS

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CLASSIFIEDSThursday, December 26, 2013 The Times | A17 Sales The News Herald is seeking an innovative and experiencedSales ManagerWho will be responsible for leading and creating integrated multi-media sales strategies to drive revenue across multiple platforms. We are seeking a passionate, highly organized team player who will effectively train and motivate the sales team, using sales planners, the 5-step sales process and consistent accountability to drive their success. The Sales Manager will be creative, yet analytical. Responsibilities: Meets or exceeds sales and revenue goals. Advocates the methodical & standardized 5-step sales approach to buyers. This approach includes planning & preparing for the call, needs analyses, building a compelling solution, developing and closing an effective sales presentation, and following up to ensure client satisfaction. 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The ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities is essential. Digital sales experience. Proven digital sales management experiences. A deep and broad understanding of the market and competition Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills. Proficient PC skills including Microsoft applications Excel and Word. In addition, must be well versed in digital sales tools, including job boards, search, email, social marketing and analytics. Demonstrated innovation, leadership, communication, and staff development skills. Possesses ability to coach and be coached. Strong ethical standards and integrity are a must. Understanding of research tools is a huge plus. Ensures that the business unit meets and/or exceeds revenue expectations Proven sales management experience All full-time employees are eligible for health & dental insurance, Life/ AD&D/Long-term disability Insurance, 401k plan, and paid time off. In addition, we offer: Performance/Incentive Based Pay Scale Friendly Team Environment Supportive & Motivating Staff to help you succeed Positive, Professional, and Upbeat work environment We promote from within! Please submit resume and cover letter to lgrimes@pcnh.com EOE, Drug-free workplace Web ID#: 34266362 Text FL66340 to 56654 SalesSales RepsHalifax Media Group is currently looking for outside sales representatives If you are in sales and are confident in your sales abilities, then this opportunity may be for you. We are looking for energetic Sales Executives with 2+ years of B2B outside sales and business development experience.Territories Available In: Panama City Chipley Port St. JoeWe are only seeking passionate, positive, driven outside sales professionals. Responsibilities: Prepare for appointments. All travel is local and typically within a 50 mile radius of your office. Meet daily with owners of small to medium sized businesses with the goal of marketing and securing business Conducting our solutions based approach to qualifying potential business for new sales leads in between appointments and during networking opportunities Contacting Sales Coordinator with feedback from appointments and sharing new business lead opportunities. Reviewing the days successes and challenges with your Sales Manager, gaining sales support as appropriate all administrative support people have a vested interest in your success In our organization, we offer the following to our outside sales Account Executives: Fantastic Benefits and Compensation Program Commissions and Bonus New hire and ongoing training and development Requirements: At least two years of face-to-face direct sales, outside sales, B2B, Business Development experience Bachelors degree preferred but not necessary. We will consider the right experience over a degree Highly self-motivated and self-disciplined with ability to work effectively with little or no supervision Outgoing personality with expertise at developing relationships, particularly with business owners, presidents and CEOs Good communicator-excellent listening skills and ability to offer solutions. To apply: Send resume to lgrimes@pcnh.com EOE, Drug Free Workplace Web ID#: 34269124 Text FL69124 to 56654 lachicola, FL on January 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EST, the following described real property as set forth in the Amended Stipulated Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclosure Nunc Pro Tunc: Begin at an old concrete monument marking the Northeasterly corner (also being the most easterly corner) of Lot 1, Block , Unit No. 4 of Lanark Village Subdivision, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 6, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida, and thence run South 62 West 125.61 feet, thence run South 60 West 37.64 feet, thence run South 27 East 200.22 feet to the Northerly right-of-way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98 ~ 319, thence run North 62 East along said right-of-way boundary 318.10 feet to the Southwesterly right-of-way boundary of Newman Drive, thence run North 64 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 254.23 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Situate, lying and being in Fractional Section 12, Township 7 South, Range 4 West, Franklin County, Florida. and Lot 34 of Holiday Beach Unit 2, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 3, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. Dated on this 10th day of December, 2013. /s/ Joseph T. King Joseph T. King, Esq. FL Bar No. 0637051 BURR & FORMAN LLP One Tampa City Center, Suite 3200 201 N. Franklin Street (33602) Post Office Box 380 Tampa, Florida 33601 (813) 221-2626 Fax: (813) 221-7335 jking@burr.com (primary) adabrosky@burr.com (secondary) Attorneys for Plaintiff, Crimson Alligator Drive, LLC MARCIA M.JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court By: Michele Maxwell Deputy Clerk ATTENTION: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850.577.4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. December 19, 26, 2013 96647S NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, DAVID E. BARBER, the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1142 Year of issuance: 2010 Description of property: SEC 32 T8S R6 W ET A1 Full Legal Can Be Obtained in the Franklin County Clerk of Circuit Courts Office PARCEL NO: 32-08S-06W-0000-0015-00 00 Name is which assessed: MICHAEL C. KELLER All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of JANUARY 2014, which is the 6th day of January 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 25th day of November, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 96645T NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice if hereby given that, W. E. SALMON, INC., the holders of the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1462 Year of issuance: 2011 Description of property: LOTS 7 & 8 BLOCK A CARRABELLE ET AL Full Legal Can be Obtained in the Franklin County Clerk of Circuit Courts Office PARCEL NO: 29-07S-04W-4170-000A-00 70 Name is which assessed: ROBERT & PATRICIA EDWARDS All of said property being in the State of Florida, Franklin County. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the first (1st) Monday in the month of JANUARY 2014, which is the 6th day of January 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 25th day of November, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON CLERK OF COURTS FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Cassie B. Sapp Deputy Clerk Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 96823T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 13-000124CC VEDELL M. BUNYON and SHANNON H. BUNYON, Plaintiffs, vs. MARY HAWKINS, and all others claiming by, through, or under MARY HAWKINS, including any unknown natural person, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any known or unknown person who is known to be dead or is not known to be either dead or alive, and JAMES HAWKINS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: All parties claiming interests by, through, under, or against MARY HAWKINS, including all parties having or claiming to have any right, .title or interest in the property herein described: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title to the following property in Franklin County, Florida, described as; The Northeast one half (NE 1/2) of Lot 1, in Block 166, of the City of Apalachicola, Florida, according to the map or plat thereof in common use has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on Barbara Sanders, Sanders and Duncan, P.A., who is attorney for plaintiffs, whose address is P.O. Box 157, Apalachicola, Florida 32329, on or before the 20th day of January, 2013, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint of the petition. Dated this 10th day of December, 2013. MARCIA JOHNSON Clerk of Circuit Court Franklin County, FL By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk BARBARA SANDERS Attorney for Plaintiffs FL Bar No. 4442178 Sanders and Duncan, P.A. 80 Market Street P.O. Box 157 Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-8976 bsanders@fairpoint.net jrgay@fairpoint.net December 19, 26, 2013 January 2, 9, 2014 96821T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 13-00125-CC WILLIE MARY CLARK JOSEPH fka WILLIE M. DANIELS, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM LOVE AND JULIA LOVE, and all parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all unknown natural persons, if alive, and if dead, or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other persons claiming by, through or under those unknown natural persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees or any other person claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as a defendant; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described in the complaint. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: WILLIAM LOVE AND JULIA LOVE, and all parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all unknown natural persons, if alive, and if dead, or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other persons claiming by, through or under those unknown natural persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees or any other person claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as a defendant; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described in the complaint. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Adverse Possession and to Quiet Title the following property in Franklin County, Florida: LOT 7 OF BLOCK 166 OF THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA, AS PER MAP OR PLAT OF SAID CITY IN MOST COMMON USE. has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Donna Duncan, plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Sanders and Duncan, P.A., P.O. Box 157, Apalachicola, FL 32329, on or before the 10th day of February, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint of the petition. Dated this 10th day of December, 2013. MARCIA M. JOHNSON As Clerk of the Court By: Terry E. Creamer As Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2013 January 2, 9, 2014 BEAUTIFUL TAN LEATHER SECTIONAL, 2 BUILT IN RECLINERS AND QUEEN BED $675 774-5004 Apalachicola: Corner of Hwy 98 & Prado.Continuous Garage SaleAntiques, Fine China & Artwork, Designer Clothes. Great Prices! Thurs-Sun 9am-3pm Other times by Appt 653-3270 Text FL73693 to 56654 Other DO YOU WANT TO MAKE ADIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY? Part-time position available conducting interviews and administering questionnaires to residents of Franklin County for a public health study. Requirements: good clerical and communication skills; detailed-oriented; must be able to travel occasionally; and a B.A./B.S. degree or previous community or outreach experience preferred. Please email your resume and questions to:phstudyjobs@gmail.com Web ID#: 34275551 Other RESEARCH FIELD COORDINATOR NEEDED TO CONDUCT INTERVIEWS WITH CHILDREN Part-time coordinator needed for recruiting, scheduling, and conducting in-home interviews with mothers and 3-5 year old children in Franklin Co., FL. Oneyear experience working with 3-5 year old children and basic computer skills required. Please email your resume and questions to: gulfcoastfamilystudy@gm ail.com Web ID#: 34272512 Sales/Business DevPawnbrokerWould you like to make $14-$18 per hour working 4 days a week with health insurance? We are looking for energetic, friendly, hard working team members interested in long-term employment. We offer sales commissions. Performance rewards, Referral bonuses, Professional development, Flexible schedule, & Health Ins. after 90 days. If you are active and outgoing, we can train. Must be 18, physically fit, and HSD/GED. Drug Free. NO criminal background, Valid FLDL. Check us out at dansp awn.com and apply in person at 1314 Bayview Ave, Mon-Fri, 10am to 4pm or call for an appointment (850) 481-1115 Web ID#: 34265588 Text FL65588 to 56654 St. GeorgeIsland $175/wk, elec, satellite, garbage incl. Pool tbl. 12X 65deck. Beautiful view! 850-653-5319 St. George Island 2Br, 1Ba, ground floor apt., furnished or unfurnished, 12x 65Deck. $275/per week, utilities included 850-653-5319 Text FL73867 to 56654 2 Br 1.5 Ba. Screened in porch and yard. W/D included. $600 per month. 1 year lease. $400 deposit & refrncs. 404-710-4078 Text FL75558 to 56654 1BR Cottage850-643-7740 Text FL62204 to 56654 East Point Carrabelle Lease Purchase Option 900 sq ft, 1Br, Open Plan, Fireplace Washer & Dryer, Secluded, 1/2 mile from Beach. $380 month. 954-816-7004 Text FL74084 to 56654 Apalachicola Holiday Special Lt 4 Blck 150 11th st R-1 zoning. $17,500 Call 850-653-8330Shaun Donahoe Realty Carrabelle/Eastpoint: 1600 Sq Ft Doublewide, renovated Mobile Home /w Grandmother Unit, Stone Fireplace, Jacuzzi, Secluded, 1.5 Wooded Acres, Near Beach, $115k Negotionable 954-816-7004 ToPlace Your Classified ad inCall Our New Numbers Now!Call: 850-747-5020 Toll Free:800-345-8688 Fax: 850-747-5044 Email: thestar@pcnh.com Email: thetimes@pcnh.com theAPALACHICOLA & CARRABELLETIMES CALLOURNEWNUMBERSNOW 4516552Franklin CountyLiquor License$ 145,000.00 Seriousinquires/offersonly at:anitalln242@aol.com 4516978RENTALS 108 S. E. AVE. A CARRABELLE, FLORIDA 32322Contact Aaron Dempsey (850) 697-5300 www.mysandybeach.com 1. COMMERCIAL BUILDING ON 98, RIVER VIEW, $1200 WATER INCLUDED.2. 419 PIRATES LANDING. 1BR/1BA, CONDO. 750/MO3. 422 CARLTON, LANARK VILLAGE. 2 BR/ 1BA. 550/MO4. 103 PINE ST. LANARK VILLAGE. 1BR/1BA. SCREENED PORCH. 425/MO 5. 703D SE THIRD ST. 3BR,2BA 800/MO. 6. 3 BEDROOM 3 BATH HOUSE ON RIVER/3 BOAT SLIPS W/LIFT 2 CAR GARAGE 7. PICKETS LANDING CONDO E7. 4BR, 3BA 2000.00/MO. UTILITIES INCLUDED WITH BOAT SLIP 8. 39 CARL TONS, L ANARK VILLAGE. 1BR/1BA 650/ MO UTILITIES INCLUDEDOFFICE BUILDING ON 98, $650 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ON HWY 98, FOR DETAILS 850 370 6223 2. 419PIRATESLANDING. 1BR/1BA,CONDO. 750/MO 4.103 PINE ST. LANARKVILLAGE.1BR/1BA. SCREENEDPORCH. 425/MO 6.3 BEDROOM3 BATH HOUSE ON RIVER/3 BOAT SLIPSW/LIFT 2CARGARAGEwww. rst tness.com/carrabelle Spot Advertising works! 4516553 Apalachicola Holiday Special Lot 4, Block 150 11th Street $17,500, R-1 Zoning Call 850-653-8330

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Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guiness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is now a weekly feature in The Times. 1) It wasnt until what year that Scotland declared Christmas a public holiday? 1918, 1945, 1958, 1977 2) The average commercial live Christmas tree takes how many years to mature? 1-4, 5-6, 7-10, 11-12 3) Xmas is a common abbreviation coming from which alphabet? Italian, Greek, Spanish, Roman 4) In 1847, who invented the Christmas cracker? Bob Hammett, Tom Smith, Bobby Watts, Henry Fudge 5) Which department store created Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer? Montgomery Ward, Macys, Wannamakers, JC Penney 6) Along with milk, what is often left out for Santa? Popcorn, Money, Sandwich, Cookies 7) In what century was St. Nicholas rst mentioned? 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th 8) Where did the Miracle of 34th Street (1947 movie) take place? London, Chicago, NYC, Boston 9) Who wanted a Red Rider BB gun in A Christmas Story? Ronald, Robbie, Ralphy, Rudolph 10) In what country did the Christmas tree tradition orginate? Germany, England, Mexico, Spain 11) Whats the rst name of Scrooge? Marley, Ebenezer, Wilfred, Obadiah 12) St. Nicks beard is like what feature of winter? Wind, Rain, Snow, Coldness 13) At 3 whats the most common starting letter of Santas reindeers? C, D, P, R 14) Its customary to exchange kisses beneath the sprig of what plant? Holly, Ivy, Chive, Mistletoe ANSWERS 1) 1958. 2) 7-10. 3) Greek. 4) Tom Smith. 5) Montgomery Ward. 6) Cookies. 7) 4th. 8) NYC. 9) Ralphy. 10) Germany. 11) Ebenezer. 12) Snow. 13) D. 14) Mistletoe. Trivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com Students take on science fairUnder the direction of science teacher Spencer Tolbert, students in the Franklin County elementary and middle schools had their science fair earlier this month. The following are the resultsMiddle School OVERALL1st: Jake Paterson, What A Drag 2nd: Rory Countryman, Swish 3rd: Hannah Hogan, Which Toothpaste Whitener Is Better?PHYsSICsS1st: Dalyn Sheridan 2nd: Connor Mathes 3rd: Matthew TurnerCoCONsSUmMER SCIENCE1st: Hannah Hogan 2nd: Jack Harris 2nd: Makenzie Shuman 3rd: Jonathan HamEENGINEERING 1st: Jake Paterson 2nd: Jacob Stalvey 3rd: Christopher NewellAANImMAL SCIENCE1st: Emily Owens 2nd: Aracely GallegosBEHAVIoORAL SCIENCE1st: Leah Reeder 2nd: Lauren TarantinoBotOT ANY1st: Breanna Murray 2nd: Morgan Anderson 3rd: K.T. NesslyEENVIRoONmMENtT AL SCIENCE1st: Duncan Whaley 2nd: Tyrell GreenMAt THEmMAt TICsS1st: Halyi MockCCHEmMIstSTRY 1st: Casey Riley 2nd: Michael Owens 3rd: Marjorie MorrowEElementary School OVERALL GGRoOUpP PRoOJECtsTS1st: Jaylyn Segree and Bryce Gilbert, Chemical Energy in a Bottle 2nd: Jennifer Owens, Sage Brannan and Madison Shiver, Vortex Smoke Launcher 3rd: Gracie Patterson and Annie Smith, Which Grows Lima Beans Better: Orange Juice, Milk or Water?OVERALL1st: Garrison Cook, More Water, Less Decay 2nd: Layla Chisholm, Chewing the Mass 3rd: Brianna Cooper, Which Plant Grows Better?PHYsSICsS 1st: Layla Chisholm 2nd: Ashley Neel 3rd: Madison WhittenH H onorable Mention: Christian Mann, Eli Whaley CoCONsSUmMER SCIENCE1st: Garyson Cook 2nd: Alexis Parks 3rd: Haley CreamerBotOT ANY 1st: Brianna Cooper 2nd: Tressie EdwardsCCHEmMIstSTRY1st: Jaylyn Segree and Bryce Gilbert 2nd: Jamela RayH H onorable Mention: Destiny Proctor, Madeline Weisz, Aaliyah Moran, Caden EvansEENVIRoONmMENtT AL SCIENCE1st: Ethan AndersonMICRobOBIoOLoOGY1st: William Grey 2nd: Ashton Topham 3rd: Cameron EvansEENGINEERING1st: Hollie Larkin 2nd: Tiauan Benjamin 3rd: Breauan ShiverH H onorable Mention: Charlee Winchester SPENCER ENCER TOL L BER ER T | Special to the TimesElementary school science fair winners pose with their projects in the multipurpose building.