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i11III111111111111 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2008 102nd Year, No. 17 M BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 0 50 CENTS (Including Tax)





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News Editor
NORTH POLE Get ready
Calhoun County kids. The
County Record has confirmed
that Santa Claus will be com-
ing to town tonight with a
sleigh full of toys.
"Flu season has not been
kind to Santa," says a
spokesperson from Santa's
Workshop. "However, disap-
pointing millions of children
was not an option. Santa held
his nose and downed all sorts of
yucky tasting medicine to get
well for the trip around the
world. The elves have been
working overtime and have
already started loading the
sleigh. The reindeer have been
munching on corn to bone up
for the task at hand."
All little boys and girls are
reminded to go to bed early ori
Christmas Eve.

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Local woman behind bars after

attempting to rob Regions Bank

News Editor
A Calhoun County woman
is behind bars accused of
attempting to rob Regions
Bank in Blountstown
Thursday afternoon.
Diane PerPy, 69, has been
charged with aggravated
assault and attempted armed
Chief Glenn Kimbrel,
Major Rodney Smith, and Ofc.
Scotty Norris with the
Blountstown Police
Department converged at the
bank on South Pear Street
around 2:45 p.m. after a teller
called 911 and whispered a
woman was in the bank with
two guns. Other officers, along
with investigators from the
Calhoun County Sheriff's
Office, soon arrived to provide
backup assistance.

Within minutes, officers
whisked Perry outside the
bank and Ofc. Norris placed
her in his patrol car. No- guns

were found in her possession.
According to the BPD,
See BANK, page 6

Humane Society rwuesu 30 pets
from suspects home over weekend

News Editor
Over 30 pets were res-
cued this weekend from the
home of Diane Perry the
woman accused of attempt-
ing to rob Regions Bank on
Calhoun County animal
advocate Patti Wood was
aware Perry had numerous
animals and stepped in to
help after her arrest. Due to
the number of animals 28

dogs, two cats and a bird -
the Bay County Humane
Society agreed to take them
in and put them up for adop-
tion. They included several
"designer" dogs such as
Lhasa Apsos and
"We've got a line around
the building [of people want-
ing to adopt them]," a volun-
teer reported on Monday.
"They were well cared for,
although the 'conditions of
the house were deplorable."


Jesus: The most unique

character of all times

Matthew 22:42
What do you think of
Christ? When I use the
word 'unique' I mean He
stands alone. He has no
equal. He is the King of
Kings and Lord of Lords.
He is the most unique char-
acter of all time because of
the way He was born,
because of the way he 'lived,
worked, and taught. Also
because of the way He died
and because, my friend, He
is the Son of God.
No man was ever born
like Jesus. He did not begin
to live when He was born.
His birth was only an inci-
dent in His life. He always
had lived. Two thousand
years ago He stepped down
from His throne and took
upon. Himself the form of a
baby. For thirty years He
appeared in human flesh.
Then He went back to the
glory He had left and there
He is today.
Jesus Christ, being the
Son of God, thought it not
robbery to be equal with
God: But He made Himself

i Third graders from Blountstown
Elementary and Carr Schools
had plenty to tell Santa this
year. In addition, BES fourth
graders shared details about
the special gift they'd love to
give someone else. The letters
begin on page 7. Editor's Note:
Altha third graders were also
asked to participate, however,
letters were not received.

-of no reputation and took
upon Him the form of a ser-'
vant and was made in the
likeness of men. Being
found in fashion as man. He
humbled Himself and
became obedient unto death
even the death of the cross.
"Wherefore God also has
highly exalted him and given
him a name which is above
every name: That -at the
name of Jesus every knee
should bow, of things in
heaven and things m earth
and things under the earth;
and that every tongue should
confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the
Father" Phil. 2:5-11.
No other was born like
Jesus. I did not live before
my birth, my life began
when I was born. I had no
pre-existence. He was born
of a virgin with no human
father. He was conceived of
the Holy Ghost. He recog-
nized no one but God as His
father but you and I have an
earthly father.
He was unique in His
birth, he stands alone, no
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The Calhoun County Sheriffs
Office hosted a banquet
Thursday for a special
group of citizens who partic-
ipate in the Keeping
Independent Seniors Safe
(K.I.S.S.) program. Deputies
provide periodic wellness
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Around 200 youngsters and their families received an early visit from
Santa Claus at the 4-H Youth Leadership Camp last Tuesday night,
The cabins were all decked out with area churches and ,:i'j'ji: inti:. .
providing fun activities and treats inside. Little ones enjoyed hayrides, p
a marshmallow roast, and gifts courtesy of Jolly Old St. Nick, The
event was sponsored by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office.
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Christmas Eve service and

midnight mass at St. Luke's

Mildred Lavon Cain, 71, of
Kinard, passed away Thursday
night, December 18; 2008, at
her home.
Mrs. Cain was born on Nov.
27, 1937, and had lived in
Calhoun County for most of her
life. She was a retired nurse's
aid and a telephone operator at
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital in
Blountstown for 21 years. She
was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include two sons,
Justin Cain of Clarksville and
James Cain and his wife, Gwen,
of Kinard; three daughters,
Kathy Franklin and her hus-
band, Ricky, of Kinard, Darlene
Layfield and her husband,
Jimmy, of Blountstown, Violet
Goss and her, husband,
Seymour, of Clarksville; three
sisters, Helen Miles of Kinard,
Dorothy Griffin of Kinard, and
Jessie Mae Lister of Panama
City; eight grandchildren; and
15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m.
from the graveside of Cypress
Creek Cemetery in Kinard with
Chaplain Ronnie Wright offici-
ating. Interment followed.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown (ph, 674-2266).

Mrs. Marlene Adams
Holley, 76, of Clarksville, died
Monday, December 15, 2008,
at her residence.
A native of Ozark, AL, Mrs.
Holley had resided in
Clarksville most of her life, was
a former employee of Golden's
Pharmacy in Blountstown for
many years and a member of
Travelers Rest Freewill Baptist
She was preceded in death
by her son, Roger A. Holley.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Bobby Ray Holley, of
Clarksville; one son, Michael
Ray Holley, and wife, Carolyn,
of Atlanta; one brother, Darryl
Adams, of Panama City; one
sister, Evelyn Attaway, of
Clarksville; three grandchil-
dren, Nicole Mathews and hus-
band, Walt, Amanda Holley
and Robert Holley; one great-
grandchild, Abbigail Mathews.
Funeral services were held
at 10:00 a.m., Friday,
December 19, at Travelers Rest
Free Will Baptist Church with
Dr. Shawn Williams officiating.
Interment followed in the,
church cemetery with Jarmes &
Sikes Funeral Home Maddox
Chapel of Marianna directing.
In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions may be made to
Covenant Hospice, 4470
Lafayette Street, Marianna,
FL 32446.
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel was in
charge of the funeral arrange-
ments (ph. 850-482-2332 or

online at www.jamesandsikesfu-

Ava Faith Orama, infant
daughter of Charles and April
Orama, passed away Friday,
December 19, 2008.
She was preceded in death
by her grandfather, Darrel
In addition to her parents,
she is survived by a sister,
Imma Orama, of Vilas, Florida;
paternal grandparents, Isaias
and Betty Orama, of Hosford;
maternal grandparents, Mike
Mercer and Judy Sumner, of
Hosford; paternal great-grand-
parents, Billy Widden of
Arizona and Betty Thorn of
Hosford; maternal great-grand-
parents, John and Doris Crowe
of Riverview, Florida, and
Shirley Hinson of Hosford;
maternal great-great, grand-
mother, Eunice Arnold of
Hosford; aunts, Racheal
Orama, Rebekah Orama,
LeAnn Orama, and Missy
Crowe; uncles, Jerry Orama,
Mathew Bodiford, and Craig
Millette; cousins, Brison
Millette and Jaylen O'jeda.
Funeral services were held
at 11:00 a.m. EST, Monday,
December 22, at Telogia First
Baptist Church with Reverend
Tommy Sumner officiating.
Interment will be held at a later
date in McKinnon Family
Cemetery in Vilas.
Adams Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements (ph.
643-5041 or online at

Mr. Woodrow Wilson
Pumphrey, 88, of Altha, FL,
passed away Monday night,
December 1.5, 2008, in
Marianna, FL.
Mr. Pumphrey was born on
September 17, 1920, in
Jacksonville, FL, and had lived
in Altha for most of his life. He
was an auto mechanic and a
veteran of WWII, serving in the
United States Army.
Survivors include his wife,
Mrs. Ruby Pumphrey, of Altha;
oae son, 'Woody Ronald
Pumphrey, of Altha;-two daugh-
ters, Ruby Dianne Adkins of
Altha, Hanna Carolyn
Pumphrey of Panama City; half
sister, Dawn Reese Frock, of
Wildwood, FL; six grandchil-
dren and nine great-grandchil-
Funeral services were held
Thursday, December 18, at
11:00 a.m. (CT) at Peavy
Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Luther Pumphrey and
Rev. Rhul Edenfield officiating.
Interment followed in the
Chipola Cemetery in Altha.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown (ph. 850-674-

Dec. 13: Ralph Smith, disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence, cor-
ruption by threat against public servant
Dec. 14: Erin R. Wells, domestic battery
Dec. 15: Heather Lynn Pierce, battery; Willie Cornelius Snell, child support
Dec. 17: Jackie Dale Reagan III, failure to appear; Joe Anthony Purswell, crim-
inal mischief; Keith Allen Ashlock, aggravated assault with deadly weapon;
Andrea J. Jackson, retail theft, battery
Dec. 18: Diane Perry, aggravated assault, attempted armed robbery
Dec. 12: Jessica McCutcheon, holding for CCSO; Wilmeshia Nobles, DWLSR
Dec. 13: Sabrina Cooper, hold for CCSO; Shown Thomas, DUI, refusal, reckless
Dec. 14: Reginald Lee Braggs, FTA/DUI, DWLSR -
Dec. 15: Erin R. Wells, hold for CCSO; Heather L. Pierce, hold for CCSO
Dec. 17: Darby White, felony child abuse; Andrea J. Jackson, hold for CCSO
Dec. 18: Diane G. Perry, hold for CCSO
The above Individuals were booked Into the Calhoun or Liberlty County Jail
over the past week. Although they have been charged with a crime, they are
considered Innocent until proven guilty.



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St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, at the corner of Wynn
and Lafayette streets in
Marianna, will celebrate the
Incarnation of Our Lord Jesus
Christ with two services on
Christmas Eve, December
24th, and one service on
Christmas Day.
At 5:30 pm on Christmas
Eve we will have our family
Christmas Celebration as we
enjoy the youth pageant in the
context of the Holy Eucharist
with organ, trumpet, soloists,
trios, and a Family Festival
Chorus providing the music.
Midnight Mass will begin at

In memory of our dearly loved
husband, daddy and papa,
James M. "Baudie" Dillard, who
passed from this life one year
ago on Christmas Day,
December 25, 2007.
God knew his cross was
heavy and the hill was hard to
climb so he closed his weary eye
lids and whispered peace be
We miss you terribly and we
can not promise we won't shed
a tear, even though we know you
are spending Christmas with'
Jesus this year.
Your Family

Merry Christmas, James
Boise Davis, Daisy Thomas,
Mildred Baker & Julia Martin
You all have left this world,
but not our hearts.
With Love,
Debhorah, Robin, Cardonial,
James, Kenny, Kimberly,
Chazmine, Floyd, Jacqueline,
Akwete, Nikki, and Ace

A special Merry
Christmas to ...
The last Iwo aunties I have on
this earth, Areatha Lawson
as Disco Lady ana
Auntie Misty Hall May God
continue to bless you Doth
Sis Debtlorah Williams

10:30 pm with the Blessing of
the Cr&che followed by The
Holy Eucharist with organ,
trumpet, hand bells, a soloist,
and the St. Luke's Choir.
On Christmas Day at 10:00
am we will celebrate the
Incarnation with a said
Eucharist with special prayers
and sermon.
The first two services will be
joyous celebrations of the com-
ing of God to earth as a human
being, an event unprecedented
in the history of the world, an
event that we celebrate each
year at Christmas by singing
God's praises and by Sharing
the Lord's Supper, and the
service on Christmas Day will
be a quieter celebration, with-
out music. Come and join us at
St. Luke's as we remember the
blessed event of the birth of the
infant Jesus in Bethlehem.

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JANUARY 1, 2009

January 1, 2009, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital will be a tobacco free campus.
This action is a decision of the Hospital Board with the full support and cooperation of the Medical

No tobacco products will be allowed to be used anywhere on the grounds of the hospital.

The facility has been smoke free inside for several years. It is now joining a growing trend of
hospitals in Florida and across the nation, to be completely tobacco free on its entire campus,
meaning smoking or the use of tobacco products will not be allowed anywhere on hospital grounds.
This will include all entrances, including the patios on each side of the front entrance and the
Emergency Room "dock" area.

The hospital is asking all patients and visitors to cooperate with this new policy, designed to improve
the health of all. This new policy also applies to all hospital employees.

After conducting smoking cessation classes for its staff, the hospital is now offering these classes to
the public and will'provide cessation medications at no cost to those wishing to attempt to stop
smoking or using other tobacco products.

Individuals wishing to participate in these classes should call 674-5411, ext 209. Businesses
wishing to have employees participate, again, at no cost including the prescription medications
associated with stopping, may also contact us.

20370 N.E. Burns Avenue
Blountstown, F1 32 850-674-5411
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The Church of the Nazarene
Dr Ernie Gray 674-8196
Sunday 9:00 a.m.....Morning Worship
10:15 a.m. ...Sunday School for All Ages
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. ...Bible Study and
Youth & Children's Activiltes
Thursday 1:30 p.m. ...Primetime Senior Bible Study

sBlountstown First

Assembly of God Church

Sunday Services
Sunday School...9:45 AM
Morning Worship...11:00 AM
Evening Worship...5:00 PM
Wednesday Service...7:00 PM

Pastor, Shelton Kindig
Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street
Blountstown, FL

: Meaningful Bible Study....... ...........9:45 AM
Exciting Worship.................................11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship.......................6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study..........6:30 PM
Pastor David Throckmorton
Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20
and Main Street in Blountstown
First Baptist Church
Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ

"15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
Sunday School 10:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM
LARRY WHITE, Morning Worship 11:00 AM Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM
PASTOR Children's Church 11:00 AM
482-4825 Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM
CHURCH PHONE Kidz Sunday School
674-8884 and Church 10AM-12Noon www.dtapps.com/southside/

Christian Home Free Will Baptist Church
19244 NE State Road 69, Blountstown, FL 32424
Sunday Services Ron Burger, Pastor
Sunday School...9:45 AM 850-674-5194
Morning Worship...11:00 AM www.christianhomefreewillbaptistchurch.org
Evening Worship...6:00 PM email: chfwbc@aol.com
Wednesday Service...6:00 PM Come Be Our Guest!

St. Mary Missionary

Baptist Church
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL
"We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults"
Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM
General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM

Blountstown United Methodist Church
Located on Hwy 20 directly across from
Sub-Way & McDonalds
Wednesday Bible Study...9:00 AM
Sunday School... 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship... 11:00 AM

Telephone: 674-8254

Email: btownumc@yahoo.com

For information on listing

your church in this

directory, please contact

The County Record

at 674-5041.

...Church Directory

For Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041

The County Record,-DECEMBER 24, 2008, Page 5



Even before I knew
about Christmas being
the time to celebrate the
birth of Baby Jesus, I
knew it was a very special
season. My whole neigh-
borhood, which was made
up of my large extended
family, included my
grandmother, my aunts
and my uncles and my
cousins, all on my
Daddy's side, plus my
Mother and my Daddy
and their eight children in
our own house. We
laughed a lot and all the
children romped and
played together and there
was just a good feeling of
love and fellowship and
well being. As an adult I
now know that all this gai-
ety was due, in part any-
way, to the eggnog that
some of the adults
enjoyed and the five gal-
lon jug of "corn buck", a
kind of beer, that my
uncle brewed just for the
men. Why even the chil-
dren were allowed a tea-
spoon full of peach
brandy, 'made from the
peelings of fruit that had
been canned during the
summer. (Now that was
not one teaspoon full per
day, but one teaspoon full
per Christmas season.)
We children got up
earlier than usual on
Christmas morning, way
before daybreak, and ran
into our "front room"
which also happened to
be our parent's bedroom,
where a big fire Daddy
had built was burning in
the fireplace. Since there
was no electricity in our
house all the light in the
room came from the fire-
place and our parents
could watch us from the
comfort of their bed. We
had no Christmas tree, in
those early years, and
Santa Clause did not
come to see us, but there
on a ladder-backed chair
near the fireplace, in a
small paper bag, would be
"Christmas Present" for.
each child. This present
always contained some-
thing good to eat, some-
thing we did not ordinari-
ly get, like an apple or an
orange or maybe a few
English walnuts or. Brazil
nuts and sometimes a
candy peppermint stick
too. All of this was
promptly eaten so by day-
break, Christmas was
pretty much over for us.

By Frances Wood Price

In more prosperous
years there might have
been a small toy in our
brown paper bag like a
rubber ball or jacks or a
bolo board. Marbles were
a favorite with the boys or
a yo-yo or a small, wood-
en spinning top. We girls
eventually got a box of
paper dolls with sheets of
paper clothes to be
punched out. And once
our little sister got a real
baby doll with eyes that
would open and close and
it could cry too! It was
funny to hear it cry
"Maaa-ma" when it
would get pushed off the
bed during the night.
I said Christmas was
pretty much over by day
break, but there was the
dinner yet to come which
Mother cooked on our
wood burning stove and it
filled the whole house
with warmth and good
smells. Children hung
about in the kitchen till
they could swipe a pinch
of something to stop the
hungry pains that the
good smells had caused
but careful not to stay too
long for fear of being
asked to bring in another
bucket of water from the
hand pump on the porch
or some more stove wood,
from the wood pile.

The fattening hogs had
already been butchered
so there was plenty of
meat. Have you ever tast-
ed a fresh. (not cured)
boiled ham? When the
meat was tender Mother
would take it from the
water and remove the
skin. She would score the
fat layer into a checker-
board pattern and stick a
-whole clove into each
checker. Then the ham
was baked in the oven
until the fat was all brown
and crackly and the clove
flavor permeated the
meat just a bit.
There were fat
sausages flavored with
sage and tender pork loin,
floured and crispy fried
and a delicious stew mad
from pork liver, lungs and
the pancreas with a few
chewy boned, short ribs
thrown in. This stew was
called "hasslet" and was


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plans for publication in the summer of 2009. Here is one of the stories that will be included.

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all spiced up with whole
pods of dried red peppers
and the more the stew
was simmered the thicker
it got and the better it
There was plenty of
soft baked sweet potatoes
from the potato bank and
three-legged iron pots of
greens from the garden,
usually collards this time
of year. There was always
a big pot of pig tails and
rice and if we could afford
bananas and crackers,
banana pudding for
dessert. There was pump-
kin pudding, that's a pie
without the crust, and
stacks of sweet potato
pones each separated by
large straws taken from
the sedge broom. These
tasty pones were made
from freshly grated raw
sweet -potatoes, sugar,
butter, eggs and spices.
If the weather was cold
enough to set it there
were bowls of red and
green jell-O. Remember
we had no electricity in
our house and no refriger-
ator to put the jell-0 in.
There were fluffy hot bis-
cuits and all kinds of jel-
lies and preserves and
freshly churned butter
and. thick cream and
sweet ilk and coffee for
the adults and pickled
peaches and cornmeal
hoe-cakes fried golden
brown with cracked
edges, just right for pinch-
Well, that is what
Christmas was like for one
girl some seventy odd
years ago living in the
Depression plagued rural
Northwest Florida, a little
girl whose whole world
was only twenty miles in
diameter. That was the
distance between my
.father's people and my
mother's people. Back
then people lived together
and worked together and
shared together and the
strong ones carried the
weak ones, and the lazy
ones, too.
About the only place
we ever went was to visit
our people. "But I can
never remember feeling
poor and I can never
remember feeling
deprived. After all we
had a good home with
hardworking, committed
parents, and plenty of fel-
lowship we were a

Joshua Daughtry celebrated
his 9th birthday on December
11, 2008. He is the son of
Robyn and Bobby, Daughtry of
Tallahassee and the grandson of
the late Jack, Sale of
Blountstown, Robbie Sale of
Blountstown, Jeanette and Jim
McCauley of Havana and Jerrell
Daughtry of Metter, GA.

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Blountstown Elementary
announces that our own Ms.
Debbie Williams is now known
as Dr. Debbie Williams. She
received her Doctorate of
Education from Florida State
University in December 2008.
We are very proud of Debbie's
accomplishments. She's worked
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Braxton celebrated his first
birthday on December 6th with a
Spiderman party at his home.
He is the son of Reid and
Autumn Dykes of Clarksville.
Braxton's grandparents are Carl
and Angie Smith, Collis Hobby,
Sr. and Tommy and Beckey

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Celebrating recovery during Thursday nights graduation ceremony at the Liberty County Courthouse
were (from left) Francine Fisher (leader), Sandy Coburn, Misty McGill, Lisa Cumbie, Lori Sansom, Tara
Tucker Reddick, Gail Ray, and Teresa Hyatt (leader).

Six local ladies put past behind

them and "Celebrate Recovery"

News Editor

Changed lives were on the
docket in the Liberty County
courtroom Thursday night
when six ladies were honored
upon graduating from the first
women's Celebrate Recovery
program offered at the jail.
A pint sized powerhouse
known as Francine Fisher got
the program started, along with
her husband, Bill, who coordi-
nates the men's program.
Teresa Hyatt joined the team
and helped lead the women
through the study program that
helps them get to the root of
what landed them behind bars.
"This class has renewed my
\ faith in God," Gail Ray told the
packed courtroom during the
ceremony. "I'm happier and I

feel God's grace again."
She wasn't alone. Lori
Sansom recalled years of psy-
chological abuse in a destruc-
tive relationship, along with
other hurts that she soothed
with drugs. When she wound
up in the Liberty County Jail on
worthless check charges, she
signed up for Celebrate
Recovery. "I began to trust the
other girls...eventually I was
able to read aloud. The Lord
brought me to my knees," she
remarked, adding that of all the
steps she went through, "The
step that touched me the most
was forgiveness. I forgave
myself and all the people who
hurt me."
Lisa Cumbie told of spend-
ing three years with "no hope,
no faith, and no love." She said
her family tried many times to

help her, but she turned them
away. "If you didn't have
money or drugs, I wanted noth-
ing from you. Then I woke up
one morning in the Liberty
County Jail asking, 'Why?'"
Cumbie said God sent help
in the form of Francine Fisher,
"a short woman with short hair
and a glow about herself I want-
ed and needed." She wound up
joining Celebrate Recovery and
struggled to, make it through
each of the eight steps. "It's
been hard these weeks, but I
made it...WE made it."
Sandy Coburn, Misty
McGill, and Tara Tucker
Reddick each shared similar
inspiring stories as they were
presented their graduation cer-
tificates, making history as the
first in the nation to use the cur-
riculum in a women's jail.

Christmas message cont'd

other was born' or will be born
like Him. He was born the God
man, the Son of God, the Son of
a woman.. One who created the
earth before He was born on it.
He is unique, there is no doubt
about it. No man was ever born
like Jesus. ;
No man ever lived like
Jesus. He lived a sin less life.
Never once did He yield to
temptation. In fact, He chal-
lenged His enemies to accuse
Him of sin. How different from
yours and mine, for we all have
sinned and come .short of the
glory of 'God.
I He predicted His own suffer-
ing, death and resurrection and
He did it in detail.' He didn't
make any effort to escape even
though He knew what was
going to happen. How different
from us. Jesus marched direct-
ly to the cross, directly to death
and suffering, knowing He
would be brought to glory.
Can you see the future? Do
you know when and how you
will die? Do you know where
you will be when you draw your
last breath? Of course not. But
Jesus knew. He was unique.
No man ever lived like Jesus.
No man ever worked like
Jesus. He demonstrated his
power over nature and said to
the raging sea, "Peace be still"
and there was a great calm.
The wind and waves obeyed
His voice. He was in control of
the elements. Mark 4:35-41.
The nets were filled with fish at
His command, the 5,000 were
fed when there was no food,
Jesus had 'power over all
He demonstrated His power
over demons. When a mad
demon-possessed maniac came

rushing toward Him, he spoke
and some 2,000 demons obeyed
His command. He was in con-
trol of the demon world. Mark
5:1-20. Then there was Mary
Magdalene whom Jesus cast
out seven devils and on and on.
He has power over the devil
and all the devils angels.
He demonstrated His power
over sickness. Lepers were
cleansed and made clean just
by the touch of His healing
hand. Fevers left as he spoke to
the eternal Father. The blind
saw, the deaf heard, and the
lame walked. No case was
incurable. He had control over
all disease. Mark 2:1-12.
He demonstrated His power
over death. Three times He
raised the dead to life again. A
little girl and a young man their
lives were restored. Lazarus
who was dead for four days was
brought bad to life. Jesus could
even control death and life.
John 11:1-44, oh what a won-
derful Savior. -
No man ever taught like
Jesus. All through His ministry
Jesus used the Old Testament
scriptures, he gave every man
an answer. During His last
week in Jerusalem when the
Scribes and Pharisees tried to
trap Him, He always gave the
right answer. First it was the
Herodians then the Sadducees
and last of all the Pharisees.
Each had a question that they
thought was unanswerable but
Christ was never silenced.
They never caught Him once,
in fact when they had failed to
trap Him He Himself asked just
one question and they were
silenced. They could not
answer Him Matt. 22:15-46.
Even as a young boy in

Jerusalem at age' twelve He
astounded the Jewish leaders
with His knowledge and pene-
trating questions. He was
unique, He was by himself, he
stood above all others in His
teaching because he was God
who had all wisdom and gave all
No man ever died like Jesus.
He didn't have to die, He vol-
untarily gave His life. He had
no fear of death, death to Jesus
was not not death, he was sim-
ply going to return to His origi-
nal abode, He had no fear. He
also died not for'Himself but for
others. He died as a substitute,
"The Lord hath laid on Him the
iniquity of us all" Isa. 53:6. His
death was an atonement for sin
and now God can deal with man
in grace for the barrier has been
torn away. No other has ever
died like that, Moses,
Confucias, Buddha,
Mohammed these were but
men. They died like any man.
Their deaths have had no'effect
whatsoever on anyone else.
But the death of Jesus provided
salvation full and free for the
whole human race. Moreover,
He did not remain dead, no! but
God raised Him from the dead.
Jesus rose again, he is alive and
sitteth at the right hand of God
today so He can save and give
us eternal life.
When you and I look to the
Christ child this Christmas
what will we see, trees, food,
fellowship, presents or will we
see the greatest gift that was
ever given Jesus Christ the Son
of God who stands alone and
above all men and brought man
back to God. Jesus the most
unique character of all times,
thank God.

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Dec. 24, 1999 Aug. 24, 2008
Today is your birthday and since
you are not with us we will not cele-
brate. So, we ask God to give a
message to the one we love so
much. To the one he gave us for
such a little while, Colt O'Bryan, who
blessed our hearts and homes.
Words cannot express the heart-
felt gratitude we feel for the outpour-
ing of love after the recent death and
loss of our little Colt O'Bryan.
Thanks, Granny & Granddaddy
Hall, Baby Brother Cadin
and Mom Savannah

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Perry entered the bank and
asked to speak with the manag-
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er was not in, but the assistant
manager, Megan Shiver, could
assist her. Perry met with
Shiver in her office and told her
to close the office door. Perry
then allegedly told Shiver she
needed to do what she said or
she would be in trouble. She
further stated she had two guns
and warned her not to call
authorities. Shiver managed to
slip out of the office and told the
tellers to call the police. When
Shiver returned to her office,
Perry became angry and began
telling Shiver that her house
had been burned down. Chief
Kimbrel, Major Smith, and
Ofc. Norris then entered the
office and took Perry into cus-
tody without incident.
Ofc. Norris transported
Perry to the BPD for process-
ing and as she was stepping out
of the patrol car, she told him,
"I'm old, I'm tired, and I'm fed
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the Calhoun County Jail, then
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If I could give a special gift to
someone for Christmas this year, I
would give a gift to my mom. I
would give my mom one day out of
jail to spend the time of her life with
It has been one year since my lit-
tle sister and I seen her. We really
miss her and I know she misses us.
I write to her sometimes but I really
want to be with her.
If I could give my mom this day,
my sister and I would take her to
dizney world for the time of her life.
We would ride the tower of terror first.
We would eat nochos and hotdog.
We would drink milkshakes and lots
of sprite. This gift would make my
mom say, 'This has been the best
day of my life.'
I know that I can't really give this
gift to my mom because of laws and
rules but it's nice to dream.
I thinkmy mom will get to come
home next Christmas so maybe I
can give her my special gift then.
Tyreek Sumner

Some people think when you get
a gift at Christmas it's just toys,
shoes, or clothes. I wouldn't give my
dad any of them, I would give him
his grandmother back.
When my dad, my mom, my
brother, and I went to the funeral, I
looked at my dad. He was sitting
down and I- saw tears streaming
down his face. When I saw the tears
I knew how much she meant to him.
When we got home that night, he
told me all about her. He said, "She
could make good cakes.' He said,
'She could make anything and it
would taste great!'
If I could give him his grand-
mother back, I know he would be
thrilled. I think remembering some-
one should be a part of Christmas.
Bryson Home

If I could give anyone, a special
gift for Christmas it would be for my
If I could give them food then they
wduld not be hungry and starve. My
friends and I would get some deer
and fish for Ihem. Surely, we could
give them this food and it would not
cost any money.
If I could give my neighbor some
clothes and blankets then I would
know that they weren't cold. I would
get some of their old clothes and
blankets that they pass down and it
would not cost any money.
If I could give my neighbor a
house, it would. be nice. I could ask
my parents for some money to loan
to them so that they could pay for a
new house. Last year their house
burned down and we called 911
and the firefighters put out the fire.
After the fire, another neighbor got a
trailer for them. My family helped
them with the utility bills and the
phone bill. I would like to give them
a better house because there are four
people living in their trailer. It is cold
and they don't have a lock on the
door. They would be a whole lot bet-
ter with a new house.
Name withheld by request

If I could give any gift in the world
it would be to my cousin. I'd give her
the gift of love and care.
My little cousins mom never
stays with her so it's hard to take
care of her. Hardly anyone plays
with her. Her mom doesn't play with
her and she gets mad when she
does get attention. She cries and it
stinks. Her dad left when she was
born. It's only me and my little sister
and my nanna so its really hard to
take care of her. I'd give her the gift
of love.
Name withheld by request

Have you ever had a very close
friend? I have her name is brittany
Jones. She has been my friend since
3rd grade. I would like to give her a
webkinz dolphin. She deserves a
dolphin because we have been
friends for almost a year now. Even
though we've had our ups and
downs we still made it through to
being friends. We are friends this day
and from this day forward we will be
friends forever.
Name withheld by request

If I could give my grandma any
gift in the world it would be to have
her son, Pervis, back. Ever since he
died she has not been the same. She
has been stressed, she dosen't feel
well, and she's not going to church
anywhere else. We cry a lot and
everytime I cry my aunt wipes tears
from my eyes and sings me a lula-
by. When Purvis died I was five. He
died in a car accident. I know that
my grandma is lonely without him,
so if I could give her this special gift
it would make her very happy. I
know that only God can really give
this gift but I at least wanted to try. I

know Purvis and my grandma will
be together again, but this time it will
be forever.
Name withheld by request

If I could give someone a gift I
would give my mom a car because
the last car she had was wrecked. I
know having a new car would make
her happy because every night she
cries and walks around the house
saying that it was her fault that we
wrecked. I know it's not her fault. It
was raining and she hit. a water
pocket. It threw the car and we hit. 8
trees. My mom has given up cable
t.v. just so we can have food and
that why I would give my mom a car
if I had the power to give her any-
thing in the world.
Name withheld by request

If I could give any Christmas gift
to a special person this year it would
be to give Mrs. Tammy Whittield her
husband Mark back. Mark use to
work at Big Bend until he died. Ever
since he died, Miss Tammy has
been heart broken. When I was
smaller I use to go to Big Bend and
Mark would let me play with the fish
in the tank. He would also play hide
and seek with me. Ever since he died
it has been quiet and lonely at Big
So this year for Christmas please
let Miss Tammy spend just this one
Christmas-with-Markfthis year,.... ..
Mackenzie Eubanks

If I could give a special gift it
would be to my cousin because she
has cancer. She is in the
Jacksonville hospital and the special
gift I would give to her is to bring her
back to her house before Christmas.
That is her favorite day that she gets
to.see her mom.
Micayla Brauwerman

If I could give someone a special
gift I would give my dad a picture of
*his family because my dad has not
seen me since the 4th of July. I want
him to see how tall my brothers and
sisters have' gotten. My dad would
be so surprised at how much we
have changed.
Tfteanna Adams

If I could give a special gift it
would be to 'my little brother Beau
Riley. I would give him my 410 shot-
gun. The reason I would give my
gun to him is because he loves
going hunting with me and Blake.
He only shoots the 22 rifle. He killed
his first bird with the black 22. Next
time I go hunting I might take him
with me. I'll let him shoot the deer so
that he can feel the joy that I did
when I killed my first deer. Thats
"why I want to give Beau my 410
shotgun for Christmas this year.
Tristen Burke

Have you ever been lonley? My.
Nana has. She lost her dad a couple
years ago in a car accident. This
year for Christmas if I could give my
Nana anything in the world I would
give her dad back for one day. That
way, she could spend time with her
dad. I want to give this gift to my
Nana because she cries a lot for her
daddy. She cries when she watches
videos that she took of him.
It breaks my heart to see her cry.
I couldn't imagine losing my dad
and that's why I want to give my
Nana her dad back. I know in real
life this can never happen. But I also
know that one day Nona will be with
her dad again and will finally have
true happiness.
Alexis Tapp

I have a very special cousin. Her
name is Hannah. She's like me and
she is so adventurous. But what I
like most is the fact she is just like
me. So I'm going to give her a very
special present. Its me!
She is very much like a big sister
to me becous she helps me up when
I'm down. She cheers me up. She
knows how to make the day better.
She is so adventurous. Once we
went to the woods she said 'Lets go
over there" altho we've never been
over there and there are bears, coy-
ote, and snakes.
We've got the same favorite col-
ors blue and green. We like to do the
same things. Like once we went to
the barn and at the same time we

said "lets ride the horse"
Well she's just like me. She's like
a big sister to me and she is a good
cousin. So I'm going to give her the
plesher of me as a present.
Tiffany 0.

If I could give a special gift it
would be to my dod. His dad died of
diabetes. It would make him so
much happyer if he had his dad
back. My dad loved his-dad very
much. When he was alive, we used
to visit him on the weekends. We
also used to go fishing with him. We
had so much fun together and my
dad always enjoyed this time togeth-
Again I wish I could bring my
grampa back.
Aaron Capps

Ring...ring...uhg what was that'?
Oh no Christmas is right around the
corner! What should I get my broth-
er!? What should I do?! If there's
anything in the world my brothers
likes but doesn't talk about is a PSP.
I would give my brother a PSP
because he is really really hard to
choose a present for, he can't buy it,
and he'll finally enjoy a Christmas.
By the way, he won't buy it (basi-
cally, he wasted it all on his electron-
ics). He's not very ecotistic or vain.
Citlali G.

If I could give anyone in the
world a gift it would be my mom.and
the gift I would give is the gift of hap-
My mom is very sad because her
granny past away not long after her
dad did and that left mom very sad.
I could give my mom the gift of
happiness by cleaning the house
and yard that would help to make
her happy.
I wish 1 could give mom that gift.
Like I always say just believe.
Christian Ammons

If I could give something it will be
my dads little brother. I would give
him back because he is all alone
because he died of sickness. It was
See SPECIAL GIFT, page 8

If you could give someone a special gift this Christmas, what would it be?
In an effort to teach their students that it's better to give than receive,
fourth grade teachers at Blountstown Elementary School posed this
question to their classes. Here are their answers.
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dad told me you need a friend?" I said, "Yes." So
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had caught So we went to the nurse and
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they put her damaged. She helped me down the
hall and to P.E. We were best friends
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fishing with Then we heard the bad news.
Virginia was moving to West
Joel Cedeno Virginia!
She is my friend and I wish her a

If I could give anyone in the world
a gift it would be my friend. I would
give him some clothes, food and a
My friend don't have much food.
If I give them some food they would
not starve. I would loan them some
clothes and some shoes. This way
they won't be cold and would have
something to wear to go places. I
would try to help them buy or rent a
This is why I would give them a
house, some food, and clothes.
Christmas is a time of giving to oth-
D'Montee Williams

Christmas is a special time of the
year. Its also time to help those in
need. If I could give anybody a pres-
ent I would give toys to the poor peo-
ple because they do not have any-
thing to play with. That is sad to me
so I want to help them so they will be
Let's always remember, it's better
to give than to receive.
Zach O'Bryan

If I had the power to give a
Christmas gift to someone it would
be to my brothers and sister. I would
bring my dad home for Christmas,
My dad has .been gone for two years
and they miss him very much. My
dad needs a break from California,
My brothers will be able to wres-
tle with my dad and will be able to
open presents with him and cook
with him. My sister is just a baby so
he might just read her some books.
I really hope I can give this gift to my
brothers and sister.
Kalei Peacock

If I had a chance to give some-
one a special gift this year for
Christmas, I would choose to give
my cousin Macy a day with her dad.
Her dad died when she was only
seven years old. The only thing that
Macy has to remember her dad is a
necklace that he gave to her.
If I could give Macy a day with
her dad they would go somewhere
and have fun together. Macy and her
dad would have time to talk togeth-
er. They would also laugh and play.
But I can't give her this special pres-
ent because I don't have the power
ONLY God does.
Colby Norris

If I could give any gift in the
whole wide world I would give my
best friend Abbi a webkinz mouse
because we have been friends for
almost two years now.
She deserves this gift because
she is a great friend and she wants
one. Abbi helps me when I'm in trou-
ble and she even shares her snack
with me.

If I could give somebody a gift I
would give my mom and dad a day
off of work to go cruising on a big
gigantic boat where they can get a
massage, swim and talk. My par-
ents deserve this special gift
because they work so hard just try-
ing to clothe and feed their four chil-
dren. They also need time to be
alone and to not be interrupted when
they are trying to talk to each other, I
really wish I had power to give them
this special gift. I know that they
would truly love a cruise to Hawaii.
Brittany Jones

new best friend for Christmas and
that she is happy where she is in
West Virginia.
Courtney Nowling

If I could give any gift in the
world, I will give my mom a day off
because she works hard, she needs
a rest, and she takes care of her chil-
She has to work hard at the mill
to chop trees in little pieces. She
does not come home until 5 o'clock.
When she gets home, she has to
feed her children dinner and do the
dishes. My mom needs a rest
because she has three children to
watch after.
Last week we were in bed when
she come home. We did not even
see her or give her a kiss or eat din-
My mom takes care of her chil-
dren, she feeds her children and
does laundry and cleans the house.
Last week my mom was cleaning
the house and after she was done it
Alfredo Puente

If I could give any thing in the
world, I would give a new dog to my
mom. She needs a new dog
because her other dog is old and
She loves dogs. She loves to play

with them. She pets the
watching t.v. She need
to pet when she is hoar
to take care of her dog.
My mom deserves
I could get her one.

If I can give some
gift, I will give it to C
does not have a little s
needs a play mate. Sh
best sister ever!
She has a big sisti
23 and does not play
has a brother, Kim, thi
plays with her, either.
The special gift that
to Courtney is a little si

If I could give an
world, I would give m
healthy heart.
My grandma has
She is on medication a
go to the doctor a lot.
The top part of her
beating. She has had
ies. Last time she had
could not walk for 3
like her to be around
I'm 10 years old and I
make many more good
Erin S

If I could give a g
kids in Africa the gift I
the gift of clean water
Their water looks li
and they-drink it because
find water where
Sometimes the water h
it. So the Africa peop
from the water. The
them fat. Sometimes th
I also want to giv
Africa the gift of food t(
it must be hard to grow
ably does not rain a lo
Even if I can't give
still help one kid. Ri
mom and dad suppo
named Neema. She i


old and I am so glad we support her.
Because of our support Neema get
beans and rice to eat when she is at
I really wish I could give the gift
of food and clean water to all the
children in Africa. My dream is that
some day they will all be fed and
have fresh water. However, I know
that right now I can at least feed one
by one until they all get fed.
Katie Detweiler

If I could give a gift to a person I
would give it to my best friend in the
whole wide world, Chelsea McGee.
Her special gift is going to be a
karoke machine because she likes to
sing a lot.
I remember that she was singing
in the bathroom when she was in the
shower. Whenever we got to P.E.
and its choice day, she goes in Mrs.
Kimbrel's singing class to sing.
She's my best friend and she also
helps me with my school work. She
explains the morning work and
words that I don't know. She also
plays with me at P.E. and let's me
use her eraser when I need one.
Whenever she helps me she always
gets it right. When I do get it right I
tell her, "Thank you for being the best
friend and for helping me." I remem-
ber when Mr. McClellan told Chelsee
to tutor me on my math. When the
test came I got a 100.
She deserves this special gift
because she makes good grades,
she's a good girl, and she has
always wanted a karoke machine
with two microphones on it. She
never gets her apple pulled, she's
nice, and she's a special person to
Nykeria P.

m while she's One person in my life is a friend-
Is a new dog ly person to me. Thats my mom.
ne.. She loves This year I would like to give her a
diamond necklace and some match-
a dog. I wish ing earrings.
My mom loves me with all her
Ken'ne Rives heart. When I am sick she is always
there with me. My mom will get off of
one a special work if I was sick and she will check
Dourtney. She my temperature. She will also give
sister and she me some medicine.
ie can be the My mom will buy what I need
because she loves me. She will give
er, but she is me some money to buy some things
with her. She in the store.
at hardly ever Mom, I know you are having a
hard time doing Christmas shopping
t I would give this year but I just want to tell you
ster. about a special gift that I am going
reanna Crellin to give you. It is a diamond necklace
and earrings. I love you sooooo
y gift in the much in my heart.
y grandma a Mama, I am telling you some-
thing now, I know you are tired but
a bad heart, you are a great mother to me.
nd she has to. Arthur Clay

heart stopped One person in my life that is very
many surger- special to me is my mom. She
d surgery she always provides me with lots and
days. I would lots of things I need.
much longer. She's always taking me to the
would like to doctors when I am sick or hurt. She
d memories, also spends time with me on the
;chwendeman weekends and when she's off from
work. We go out to eat sometimes.
ift to the little We also go to the movies. She
would give is shows me love by giving me things
and food to for school. She buys me clothes for
school. She also gives me shoes to
ke mud water wear. The most important thing she
se it is hard to does is she keeps a roof over my
they live. head. She also gives me a bed to
has worms in sleep on. She also gives me d tub to
le get worms take baths.
works make For Christmas I would give my
iey even die. mom the gift of her family being
e the kids of together with no fussing. We would
o eat because clean the house for her when she is
v food. It prob- not at home. I love you mom!
t. Danta Williams
this gift I can
eight now my If I could give someone a special
)rt a little girl gift it would be my dad. I would give
s eight years him a huge black cannon safe.

If I would give somebody a gift it
will be my mama because her uncle
Perves had past away long ago, and
it's just hard for her to stop crying.
I would give my mama some
love and respect to make her feel
much better. I'm going to make her
feel better by cleaning up her living
room, cleaning up her bathroom and
her own room. If I could get her
Uncle Perves back it will change her
entire life. But I know I can't, so I will
do what I can to show her I love her
and make her feel better.

I would give all my money to my
cousin, Amy, to stop her cancer. I
want to stop her cancer so she will
be able to see her friends. I want her
to see her friends so she can have
She wants hair on her head. So I
pray for her every night, so she can
have hair. She really wants her
brown hair back again.
Amy wants to go back to school
and learn like everybody else. She
wants to see her parents; but she's at
the hospital a lot. She misses her
parents really bad. She wants to be
well enough so her parents would
take her out in public and don't
worry about her.
My cousin Amy is only three and
I want her to live a healthy life.
Mary Barton

The special gift I would give is to
Virginia Ray. I would give her a new
best friend. She has been a good
friend to me. I fell on the track and
she helped me up. She said, "Do

I would give him this gift because
he likes to take me shooting,
because he has many guns to
shoot, so I can practice getting better
at my aim, and get to spend quality
time with his son.
I know that my dad deserves a
huge black cannon safe is because
he likes to take me hunting. Because
he likes to spend time inthe woods
with me, because he likes whitetail
deer like I do and he likes to shoot
his 25-06 rifle like me.
The final reason why he deserves
a huge black cannon safe is
because he just likes to spend time
with his son. He helps me fish, he
helps me hunt, and he helps do my
Hayes Strawn

My special person is my PaPa
Allen. The gift I am giving him is my
love for him.
You might ask why PaPa Allen
deserves my love. It is because he is
the only family member that goes
hunting with me. I go to his house
every weekend. We also love each
other. One reason he loves me
because I'm his grandson and I
want to spend time with you, I love
you, and praying together brings a
We also go fishing. It is fun
because the feeling you get when
you pull in a fish is exciting because
you never know how big the fish is.
It's good to fish because it brings
together a bond.
If you read my paper you can see
why he is special to me. After all, he
goes hunting with me, he loves me,
and he goes fishing with me.
Alex Phillips

Do you have a special friend that
means a whole lot to you. I do and
her name is Briana Davis. I want to
buy her hannah montana tickets.

See SPECIAL GIFT, page 9

This Christmas season remember the absolute Greatest Gift of All -
The Gift of Everlasting Life came in a very small package. That
beautiful package was Baby Jesus. Enjoy Christmas, it's His
Birthday. Enjoy Life, It's His Way. In the New Year, remember Wise
Men Still Seek HIM. Thank you for allowing us to provide your eye
care and be your friend.
Barry & Sherry Edewaard and Betty Pitts

Dr. Barry Edewaard
17521 Main St. N Blountstown

Celebrating our 28th year many thanks to you

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When I am sick she makes the
best soup. One spoonful will make
my day. Also, when I am sick she
tells me jokes and when she tells me
she makes me full of laughter.
She is always there when I need
her. She keeps me out of trouble.
One time she gave me a special gift
for Christmas and it was a beautiful
pink necklace that said best friends
forever. When I was sick she came
to my house and gave me a card
with money in it. And a sweet poem.
She made this broccilli and chesse
soup with grill chesse and she told
me jokes. That's my best friend.
Sharneah Daniels
If I could give a gift to someone I
would give it to my friend Lizbeth
because she helps me with my
morning work, she has been a good
friend to me, and she also shares
her stuff with me.
She helps me find the word in the
word search. She helps me with my
math work. Lizbeth also helps me
when I study for a big test. She gives
me jewelry she doesn't want. She
plays with me atp.e. She really does
help me with the Spanish in my A.R.
book. She gives me candy for break
That is why Lizbeth is a special
person to me and that is why I would
give her a special gift.
Demeteria Peterson
My special person is my friend
Demetria because she is god, she
helps me with my morning work,
and she shares stuff with me.
I want to give her a gold necklace
with a ruby heart..
At p.e. she always plays with me.
Demetria is never mean when she
plays with me. She is smart and
When I need help on my morning
work, Demetria helps me. She also
tells me how to spell words I don't
know'how to spell and she helps me
read words I don't know. When she
brings candy she gives me some.
Lizbeth M.
My mom is a special person
because she loves me, she takes
care of me and she keeps me safe. If
I had the money I will buy a first
class plane ticket for her to go to
Hawaii where she will relax and
have a lot of her time to have fun.
I know that my mom loves me
because when I get home she will
give me a kiss on my cheek. When I
call her and say bye she says bye I
love you. And last but not least right
before she goes to bed she says
good night I love you.
She takes care of me because
she keeps clothes on my back, a
house for me to sleep in, and when I
am sick she makes me feel better.
She also keeps me safe because
when I get in any car she says for
me to put on my seatbelt, she says
for me not to play in the road, and
tells me to stay out of trouble.
Bianca M.
My mom is my special person
and this year for Christmas I am
going to give her a teddy bear, roses
and some candy because she takes
care of me by doing things such as
taking out -the trash, washing the
dishes for me and cooking meals for
me whenever I am sick.
She spends time with me by tak-
ing me bowling, skating and she
even cooks with me!! What could be
better than that?
She gives 'me everything I want
and need. She buys my clothes, my
shoes, and every else. Thats waaay
bigger than better!!
Thank you mom for everything!!
You are the best mom ever!! You are
off of this planet!! I think my mom
would be on Mercury or Mars! She
would be somewhere out there in
outer space.
Mom?? Can I have a new cell-
phone?? Please?? Please?? I'll get
you some roses, candy, and a big
fat teddy bear!!
Harmony Engram

My special person is my mom. I
would give her some dolphins for
Christmas. She is nice to me, she
takes care of me when I am sick,
she helps me get better, and she
takes me to the doctor. She is not
mean to me. She protects me from
bad people. My mom won't let any-
one get me from home.
My mom buys me stuff. She
washes my clothes for me. She feeds
me food.
Oh, I forgot to tell you. My mom
loves dolphins. I got her some glass
dolphins for Christmas. She does not
want her glass dolphins to get broke.
They are special to her.
I love my mom and she loves
me. She loves our whole family too.
Shawn Pitts
The special gift I would give my
mom is the gift of love. She deserves
this gift because she is kind, caring
and loving.
She makes me happy when I'm
sad. I remember when my dog
Jasmine died. It was the first day of
summer vacation. I was crying but
my mom said its ok. We will get you
another puppy for your birthday.
She is caring because she cooks
my favorite food. She makes sure I
have everything I need like shoes
and clothes. And in the winter she
makes sure I'm all covered up.
She is loving because she gives
me hugs and kisses. She reads me
stories at night. On the first day of
school she takes me to school
instead of making me ride the bus.
And most importantly she protects
me from danger.
Darla Weeks
My special person would be my
mom Tiisha. The special gift would
be a family get together. I have three,
reasons she deserves it. She's my
protector, she goes through a lot,
and she needs her family.
She protects me from danger like
bullies, she keeps me safe, and she
takes care of me. -
She's going through a lot of prob-
lems because my uncles are beating
her down. She has no money left
and my uncles steals from her a lot.
That's why she has no money to
spend on Christmas.
She needs to see her family
because she .misses her family. We
miss her a lot because I know she's
lonely and wants to see us.
Vance W.
My special person is my first
nephew Kuntrail. The gift that I am
going to give is a drum set because
he likes to beat on things. He likes to
beat on the table, he likes to beat on
people's legs and act like his is beat-
ing on the drums. He also likes to
beat the drums at church.
He is my first nephew, he is a
good boy, and he is my best friend.
Jayda Marlow
My special person is my 4 year
old brother Jacob because I love
him, he looks up to me, and he calls
me when he is upset. That is why I
want to get him a bike. He doesn't
have one and he's getting big
enough to learn how to ride one.
We never fight, we always share.
When I leave on a trip he always
calls me on my phone like my trip to
Alaska. He called every 10 minutes.
When I got home he gave me .a big
hug and said I love you.
Richard Faircloth
One person in my life that is very
special to me is my grandma. She is
special because she always pro-
vides me with lots and lots of things
that I need.
She is always taking me to the
doctor when I am sick or hurt. She is
always spending time with me. On
the weekends and on the days she is
off from work we go out to eat. We
also go to the movies, too.
She shows me love by giving
hugs and kisses. She buys me
clothes and shoes to wear to school.

The most important thing she does is
keeps a roof over my head and gives
me a bed to sleep on. She also gives
me a tub to both in.
For Christmas, I would give my
mom a pack of Thank You earrings,
a necklace and a ring. I would clean
the house to say thank you and to
show love to her.
Kenny Godwin
The special gift I would give to
my grandmother is a new bottle of
perfume. She needs it because last
September I was in the bathroom
and I accidentally dropped the per-
fume. All the glass broke on it. The
other bottle of perfume ran out.
Instead of getting her one bottle, I
am getting her the whole set! It has
two White Diamonds bottles of lotion
and two white Diamonds bottles of
perfume! At JCPenny's the single bot-
tle of small perfume is $49.00! The
large single bottle is $60.00! The
whole set is $45.00! That's a better
I hope she will like it with the
whole set. She will probably never
run out!
Brock Williams
Open the doors! Open the doors!
If there was one gift I could give any-
body I would give my grandaddy a
fireplace because he wouldn't buy
one for himself and he really needs
My grandaddy needs a fireplace
because everytime he builds a fire
the house smokes up, the fire alarm
goes off, and he has to open all the
I think my grandaddy deserves a
fireplace because he loves me and
he wouldn't buy it for himself. He
always gives to others and never
thinks of himself.
I would love for him to be nice
and warm without him inhaling
smoke all the time.
Lana Wood
If I could give a special gift it
would be love and care to a friend of
mine because he doesn't have either
one of his parents with him right
His mom and dad are both far
away from home. His mom has
been gone ever since he was three
years old. His dad is fighting in the.
war. I feel bad for him because he
has no parents and he misses both
of them. His mom can't make his
ballgames. He probably doesn't get
anything for his birthday. He doesn't
get to see his mom on Mother's Day
and his dad on Father's Day.
Would you like to hear about my
friend? Well here we go! He is fun to
be with, he is funny. He likes to play
baseball and loves having friends.
That's why I like him.
I will give him the gift of love by
taking him with us places and hav-
ing my mom and dad go to his
If you have a friend with parents
or no parents, make them feel better
by doing something very special for
them. People say, "Its better to give
than to receive."
Mi'kel Engram

If I could give a gift to someone
special this year it would be to my
dad. His gift would be a new 22 rifle
because he likes to go hunting for
deer and hogs. The reason my dad
needs a new gun is because he let
me shoot his old one and he took
me hunting with him. He is the best
dad I ever had.
De'Veonte Taylor
If I could give a special gift to
someone for Christmas this year I
would give my friend the gift of hap-
piness. I would give my friend the
best gift of his life, his mom and
My friend hasn't seen his mom in
over a year and won't see her for
another year. If I could give my friend
his mom for Christmas,. that would
be the best gift for him. They proba-
bly could go shopping for clothes for
him and his sister.
Most of all, he misses his mother
so much. He needs her in his life.
Roosevelt Everett

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are (left to right) Aelon Dykes, April Rich, Jalissa Ruiz, Beth Andrews,
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Carr School
Mrs. Pitts' 3rd Grade
Dear Santa
Will you buy me a wii and
games for it and if you love
you love Christmas so we wi
have Christmas if we didn't
Jesus. I believe you and in evei
on the death

PS tell the reindeer to get rE

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I'm telling my mom what
for Christmas and she's wri
down in her notebook. She so
is going to stay up all nig
Christmas night until you corr
show you the list. Oh, and wi
forget the C-H-R-I-S-T in Chris
Its Jesus's birthday. Well, an'
hope you come to my
Christmas night.

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I want a DS for Christn
would be a happy boy. You
not want a sad boy. I do not
lot of gifts. I want me and my f
I wesh I had these gifts.

Dear Santa
I want a dairy that only
with my voice and a hannoh n
guiter and a nintendo ds. I
evrey one has- a great Christ
hope evrey one is happy!

Dear Saint Nick,
Can you bring me a psp, c
games also I want a dirt bike,
knife plus a bag of toys for
give to kids in need plus 1
thing which is 100 yu-gi-ohg
pokemone cards. You are the
love youi
cheyenne Fritz

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pie happy wene you fill the
with Christmas joy but first c(
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shotgun an a dart bourd be
we want you to have a fun tim
we all wish you a merry Chr
and all a ventastece night.
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and remiber santa we al
Christmas for you and for us
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Christmas. And I also w
Gameboy. Santa I want to cc
the North Pole with you if I'm
I want a remot contraioll fourwhe
pear of gogells, and I want onl
and my reel brothers and sis
be my brothers and sisters.

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Can I have some clot
Midnight. It is getting to bi
weather and she wants somE
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present. That is what Midnight
I want a gun and a bow and
so I can go hunting with m
Have a Marry Christmas.


Dear Santa,
I want a new make up set
new house. I also want 2 new
ing pools 1 for my geese anr
my family. And a z as a car.
wheeler will do. I want a
game I do not now what it is

Dear Santa,
I know the real true mer
Christmas spirit. It's not wat
it's about Jesus.

Lizzie L(

Dear Santa,
I want a nitendo ds. And
collar for my dog. And a I-
Montana gutiar. And a I-H
game. Plus a Hannah book.
Christmas book. Plus marF
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drawing. And a new set of cl(
from Sydney M(

Dear Santa,
I am so exited about Chi
that is coming up I am going I

disney world on Friday I am
for you an my parents I am sc
I am going to epcot magic cei
Taylor McD

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and my brother and even n
and mom the new wii gam
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have wii and i and my famliy
you a merry Christmas.
Dear Santa
How have you ben dowing

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tell my dad not to shoot the reindeer.
He just got a new 270 and he
3as. I already shoot a deer. I shoot at a
would deer but I mist. Unuf about me how
want a about you. Is it cold up their? What
amley. that's a stuped qesten now I am
egspeting a stuped anser. Please
love write back and don't anser the last
cole qosten. Oh yeah Mery Christmas
your friend Levi
P.S. My moms prenet your
opens going to have to bring extra pres-
lotana ents.
mas. I Dear Santa,
This year I have been really
Love, good. I have been playing with Joni
Tiffany a little bit. Are you going to give me
some presents? If you are, here is
what I want. I want some Hannah
3nd 12 Montana things, an nintendo ds,
and a some instruments, and some little
me to toys to fit in my stocking. Santa that
more is what I want this Christmas.
gx and Love
best. Sheryl Smith
rs truly (P.S. My stocking is new.)
Dear Santa,
I want a pokemon bed and poke-
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merry Gameboy games. And a four wheel-
you a er and a remote car and a big drum
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John anything I like for Christmas.
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ant a suited armor and a shogun with bul-
ome to lets and a 22 gage sniper rifle so I
awake. can go hunting and if its on can I
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box with legos in it. and a little
love touwn to put together
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you a I will like to have an airhog laser
wants. battle. I will like to have a real scoot-
arrows er. I will like a real gun. I will like a
y dad. wii and game. I will like a spy gear.
I will like a T rex. I cut gras today and
Love, tomorrow.
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Dear Santa
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you get want a wagon to ride my baby cos-
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park. I want a deep swimin pool. I
want a rabit and a monkey. I want a
kunfo panda game for my wii. I want
a makeuboar.
Samantha Lowery

Dear Santa
I've ben wanting to ask you this
when will i get to see you i just want
to no? Santa do you no three things
i want from you. I want one of those
big teddy bear that is white and bis-
cut that dog and a real live puppy
and i want it in a yorkie and i what
some thing for my mommy i what to
give her a now computer lab well
buy santa.
Katlin Tucker

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Dear Santa,
How are your raindeers doing
today? I hope they are doing well.
How are your elves today? I hope
they are doing good on their job
today. How are you today Santa? I
hope you are good today with our
work. I want a hannah Montana
school bag at Walmart. Thank you!
Your friend,
April Huggins

Dear Santa,
Does your elf's really have pointy
ears? Well I have pointy ears. My
ears are very heavy and hard to keep
clean. Oh'about presents. I want a
skateboard, a pet snake, and a pet
falcon. My cousin tristen wants a
skatebored too.
Your friend Treyton

Dear Santa,
I can not what intill Christmas. I
love Christmas, but I get to have a
big stocking when I go to my grand-
mother. I can't even eat it all. But I'm
going to tell you what I wan't before I
forgot I won't an trampalean, bike
and Junie B. Jones books. And a
present for my sister Rachael she
wanted a Hello Kittey pears well that
is all I have to say

Dear Santa,
I have a question for you. Where
does blitson and all of your other
reindeer sleep during the Summer? If
you want to know why I ask a silly
question like that I'll tell you. Well I
just thought maybe, they couldn't
deliver the presents if they were
asleep still. So let me tell you what I
would like for Christmas.. I think I
want a gocart with seatbelts
expeshelly. I know that its alot to ask
for but, just wait for my next idia. I
also want a baby Alive, but I can't
forget that I want a letter back from
Your friend
Melissa Conyers

Dear santa,
How are you today. I hope you
are fine. I'd hope you'd bring me 1.
a bigger bike 2. a skate board 3. a

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Your friend

Dear Santa,
Hi my name is Alana. How many
present a year do the elves make? I
want Moonsand, makeup and a
hares blanket for Christmas. My
brother wants a game for the Xbox
Your friend,
Alana M.

Dear Santa,
Hi this is Morgan. how are you
doing today. I want a wii, a ipod,
and an Zune for Christmas. i also
want you to get my mom a maso-
gechair for Christmas because she is
grumpy everyday for a past week
now. I love to make my mom happy

Dear Santa,
How is work today? I hope you
got the things to macke the toys I
want. 1. A Breyer's collectible horse
2.. A nintendow DS 3. A nintendow
DS pockemon game. I also want you
to geva my dad a job.
Your friend

Dear Santa,
Hi my name is Stephanie Lynn
Harris. I am 10 years old and I have
a big family. Hey Santa may I ask
you a question why do you wear a
red suit on Christmas day? May I tell
you went i want for Christmas. 1.
new shoes 2. more clothes 3. skate
bored. And for my mom more cloths
and more shoes to.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
I've have not seen you in a while
but will i this year because i have
been good this year. Will i get a big
present because i want a dirt bike
and a gun and a psp and my mom
wants a new car because it is very
old and when we go down a dirt
road we see mud and we git stuck in
it. We are very poor Santa. ,
your friend
Hunter Daniels

Dear Santa,
How does Rodolf fly at night? The
only things that I whan't for
Christmas is psp, a dog and a bike.
I know your going to be bizey but I
know you won't for get about me. At
Christmas time I will make sure that
I am a sleep when you come. Hey I
whant my cusen Hunter to get a psp
he is crying for one. I know I can
truset you getting me and my cusen
our presents that we whan't I always
was wanting to see one of your
See ya later

Dear Santa,
What does all the reindeer do in
the summer do they play reindeer
games? I really want some more
pokemon games, pokemon cards
please. Oh and please get a jewlerey
box that locks for my mama, and a
shotgun for my daddy

Dear Santa,
Hi my name is Ambriah. What is
it like in the North Pole? Here is

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some things I would like for
Christmas. Like 1. a webkinz 2. a
fish tank 3. and some fish and a big
dino for my little brother.
Your friend,
Ambriah Pierce

Dear Santa,
is rudof all rite. I would like a
gun, and a playstation 3 for
Christmas. and I wont my little broth-
er to have a airgun.

Dear Santa,
What do you feed your re
I want these things for Chr
Bella Sara cards, Breyers, ai
ber horses. And I want a pac
inch white non-sented candy
my mother.


Dear Santa
Santa can you get me a
you do I will like you. I wil
xbox. That will be nise. And a
be to. My sister will like a rin;

Dear Santa
How are you? I really ho
have a good Christmas. All I
Christmas is a playhouse.

p.s. Merry Christmas

Blountstown Elementary Sch
Mrs. Flanders' 3rd Grade
Dear Santa,
How are the elves? Tell t
leave me a note. I know peo
going through hard times s
not going to be greedy. Ther
things I want. 1. PSP game 2
laptop 4. My moma job 5. L
you can grant this I will I
super box of cookies.

Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer? F
you get Rudolph's nose so
Thank you for all my stuff.
have been very very good in
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,
2006 and 2007. But mostly
been good in 2008. I woulc
computer, stuffed animal
pig, and some playstation 2

Dear Santa,
Thank you for the gift
years ago and now I need
more. Here is my Christma
video camera, race car, an
bank. How many days are yo
to be n town for Christmas?

Dear Santa,
I hope you come to town
Merry Christmas to all. Santa
to see the reindeer. I want a 4
er for Christmas and Nintendc
a nice trip and I will leave a
and milk on the table for y o0

Dear Santa,
How are your elves an
Claus? I like Rudolph the bes
the present from last year and
psp, 4 wheeler, wii, xbox 36-
dirt bike. Thank you and
merry Christmas.

Dear Santa,
How are your reind
nice winter. For Christmc
bring me a computer a
promise I'll put the fire
leave you some cookies

Dear Santa,
Thank you for the N
lbve it. Tell Mrs. Claus I
have been a naughty b
you come on Dec. 25, I

P.S. I want an elf.

Dear Santa,
I want a mp3 played
and a cellphone. I almr
ask you how are el
working in the factory? 1
Christmas and thank

Dear Santa,
How are you doing
reindeer doing good?Y
some cookies waiting f
glass of milk. I want
boots, a new bike, ai
horse treats.

I celebrate Hannukk
the menorah. Then my
special dinner. We r
before we eat. We get
day for 8 days. I already
I want a Nintendo ds,
and a TV.

Dear Santa,
Are your elves wo
Thank you for the bas
last year. I want a Ipod,
ball goal, and a Xbox
leave you a big glass o
ies, and a brownie.

Dear Santa,

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I love your reindeer and I love
Rudolph. I want a phone and a psp
game and one more thing. I want a
big bike for Christmas. Santa, I love
you so much and I love Christmas.
Angel Peterson

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus doing? This
Christmas I want a Nintendo DS,
clothes, shoes, and money. I will
have milk and cookies on the table.
Love, Tamera

Dear Santa,
I love you. I want a game like a
puzzle, a bike, and a big book to
read. I will leave cookies and milk for
you. Eat them on the way to the
Love, Victoria Rollins

Jarrett Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I just
thought I would thank you for the
bike. If presents you got me last year. I
I like a would like a p.s.p., a pug, a tinted
ikit will football visor, and please a dirt bike.
g. I am going to leave you something
Love and some corn for the reindeer.
Robert Love, Kyle

Dear Santa,
pe you How do you make Rudolph's
want for nose shine so brightly? Do you put a
lightbulb in it? Well, if you do put a
new one in it because I want it to be
Will H. extra bright. How many elves do you
have? I want a dirt bike, a turbo pro
wheely cycle and some candy in my
ool stocking. I will have a plate of cook-
ies waiting for you and a glass of
hem to Love, Mary Beth
)ple are
o I am Dear Santa,
e are 5 How are you doing? The three
. car 3. things I want the most are a dirt bike,
egos. If Xbox 360 and wii games. Cookies
eave a and milk will be waiting for you.
Love, Jacob
Anthony Dear Santa,
How is Donner, Dasher, Dancer,
Comet, Cupid, Prancer, and Vixen?
How do Santa, please, I want a psp, playsta-
bright? tion 2, and a ANV. Please, I lost my
Santa I ATV that I had 2 years ago. I'm going
2000, to leave you reindeer cookies.
2005, Love, John
I have
d like a Dear Santa,
guunea How are you and Mrs. Claus?
games. What about the elves? How are the
Andrew reindeer? If you could I want a
Nintindo DS, games, and a dirt bike.
Santa, what kind of cookies do you
from 2 like? How many deliveries do you
I some make?
s list Love, Hadley
nd ATM
u going Dear Santa,
How are the elves? Have they
Angela been good for this Christmas? I want
a new dirt bike and a P.S.P. I will lay
you some cookis on the table so you
to say can eat them on the way to the other
I want house.
-wheel- Love, Caleb
o. Have
u. Blountstown Elementary
Mariah Mrs. Blair's Third Grade
Dear Santa,
I want a yorkie and a diamond
id Mrs. color with a pretty dress with a say-
st. I live ing, 'I'm spoiled. Deal with it." With
J want a lots of boxes and stars and hearts on
-, and a it. How is Rudolph and Mrs. Claus? I
have a want two Buttertfingers and two bags
of sour kids and I hope you love my
Austin cookies.
Love, Brianna

Dear Santa,
I have been waiting to make this
letter so here it goes. So Santa how
is it to be at the north pole? Here is
what I want a white house, some
mistletoe and I want...well it might
be silly but fairie wings that I can fly
with. But most of all I want to have
all of the webkinz in the world and
how do you like your cookies?
Hope to all
Sarah Lynn White

P.S. Should I leave carrets

Dear Santa,
Do the elves work in the sum-
mer? How do they make all those
toys? I want a skateboard and
playstation with Lord of the Rings. I
have been a good boy. I listen to my
mama and my auntie. I listen to my
Love, Jaquavius Green

Dear Santa,
I'm leaving cookies and milk. Do
you want me to leave carrots to? Is it
cold in the North Pole? Please put
me and my brother on the nice list. ,1
love your cherry red hat. I want a
laptop, play dough and a sky blue
nintendo DS. And a wii for the whole
family! And for my sister Kyndal a
real diamond ring. If you have time
please get my friend Audrey Lynn
something with polka dots on it.
Ho, ho, ho,

Dear Santa
How are you and yer friends.
When I think of Christmas I think of
the birth of Jesus and what I want for
Chistmas is a laptop, a telescope;
something science
your friend, Brett

Dear Santa,
I whant a nintendo DS, and a 4
wheeler and a laptop and a Ipod and
some cars for my sister and a gun
and a psp with lots of games and tell
Rudolph and Mrs. Claus 'Hi!' and
how are you doing right now?
Your friend,
Zabkariah Porter

Dear Santa,
I know you and -your wife Mrs.
Claus must be freezing. Would you
bring me a Ipod and let my dad
come home for Christmas. I wanna
know where you are going first to
deliver presents. I hope you come to
my house first. You and Rudolph
come to my house so I can say hi to
ya'll and pet Rudolph and I con talk
to you until you hqye to leave.
Your friend

Dear Santa,
How is the reindeer doing? I want
.an Xbox and a 3 wheeler and ninten-
do ds and for a friend a rugged
brown saddle.
Your friend,
Harley Nowling

Dear Santa,
If I could see you I would tell you
that Christmas was coming and tell
you what I want like a horse, puppy,
Ipod and a laptop and I want you to
tell me what you want for Christmas.
Would you want a xbox, computer or
a wii. What does it feel like to be
Your friend, Kimberly

Dear Santa
I want a toy buney and a book
named Hi Fly Guy and from Alco

Your friend, Timothy

Dear Santa
I want a grate Christmas. My sis-
ter wants a Ipod. I want the game the
Sweet Life of Sack and Cody for
game boy advance. My other sister
wants a baby alive. I want a 4 wilier.
Your friend, J.D.

Dear Santa
I want a new go cart and a pelet
gun and pelets for the pelet gun and
some playstation 2 games.
Your friend Michael

Dear Santa,
I might cook some cookies and
some milk for you. Mrs. Claus can
you get me an elf? I hope I'm not
naughty. If I am I promise I will be
good. but if you hit my house with
the sleigh I will wake up and go out-
side to see him leaving and saying
ho-ho-ho. And did I mention I want-
ed a wii and a xbox 360 and a
Your friend Seth

Dear Santa
I will like a baby Alive and hope
that you have a good time on God's
birthday. Thank you for giving us all
the toys and I also hope that I know
that sometimes I'm bad but I will be
on my best behavior. Probably might
be on the good side of your list. I
know where you live, you in North
Your friend DaisJa

P.S. I want a wash and necklace
for my mom and a cupcake maker
for me.

Dear Santa,
This is what I want for Christmas
a Nintendo DS and I want to know
when my dad get out of prison. I
want a Baby Alive and I want a Bratz
world and I want a Merry Christmas
and I want a purse and I want a
Hannah Montana doll.
Your friend
Victoria Hunter

Dear Santa,
I really wonder if your real but this
is what I want for Christmas. wii,
race cars, Elmers totaly funky sci-
ence, nerf sniper rifle, moon sand
kingdom, ten books, funkeys dream
state, fishing pole, penciles.
Keith Grantham

Dear Santa,
I love you so much it would
mean a lot to me if you could give
love to 'me and my dad. If you can
get me anything that's wate I want. If
anything happens to him on
Christmas night please do not let me
cry if I do not get me anything that
Hardy T. Mitchell

P.S. I want my little brother to talk
and for my mom I want a box full of

Dear Santa,
I would like xbox 360 or my four
wheeler fixed. Or get my mom some-
thing like shampoo. I could get my
baby brother a doodle bug for him or
a light up doodle bug or get both. I
want rock band for the xbox 360
and the drums with it.
Your friend, Casey
Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas is a

real pet cat and a laptop for
Christmas. Has someone ever touch
a reindeer? Do you like eggnogs?
Am I on the nice list? Do you know
that Jesus has a birthday on
Christmas day? I will sit some cook-
ies and milk out every Christmas.
Brittnay Smith

P.S. I love Christmas music.

Dear Santa,
This year I just want a PSP for my
dad and me. Is Rudolph, Dasher,
Vixent, Prancer, Cupid, Dancer OK? It
wasn't nice for all the other reindeer
making fun of Rudolph and calling
him names. Is everything OK? I hope
we see you big and jolly one day!
Tylor Brock

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas is a
slycooper 3 game and two toy heli-
copters that shoots laser and a criss
cross crash.

Blountstown Elementary
Brooke Hall's Third Grad

is Mrs. Claus? Thank, you for my wii
and basketball goal. This Christmas
I want is a DS and a cover and a FSU
football signed by the whole team. I
think I should get these presents
because I have been good.
Love Justin

Dear Santo,
How are Mrs. Claus and
Rudolph, Blitzen, Prancer and the
elves getting all the presents ready. I
want to know how you deliver all
those presents in one night. Thank
you for those presents last year. This
year I want a laptop and wii.

Dear Santa
Thank- you for the presents last
year. This year I want a scot eve and
a star wars clone wars clone vo ice
chanjer helmet and blaster and a 4
Love Weston Sites

Dear Santa,

Your friend, how are you? good I hope how is
Elijah Mrs. claus and the reindeer. I want a
furreal freind Tiger, mp3 player, Titan
Cr book and movie, sisterhood of the
e trailing pants 2, Easy bake (with

Dear Santa,
How are you and your elves?
Thank you for all the years you have
came and the toys you have brought
me. I want Ipod, computer, stuff to
play teacher side walk chalk, new
movies, Wall E, Kung Fu Panda,
new bath stuff. Merry Christmas and
a happy new year.
Grayson Burns

Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph and Comet?
Thank you for the webkinz last year.
This year I want real horse,
webkinz, laptop, and I want to move
to texas. I think I should get a gift
because I did all of my homework
this year.
Love, McKenzie
Dear Santa
Are the elves doing fine? And how

Love, Haleigh

Dear Santa,
How is your reindeers and your
wife and how is you and do you got
a new sleigh. Thank you for the pres-
ents last year. You should give me a
present because I made good grades
on my report card and I want a wii
and PSP and skates and a new bike.
My teacher is the best teacher ever
and has cute eyees. Back to me, I
want a easy baker.
Love Tatyannu James

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hope you get me lots of presents.
How are the reindeer Santa? I hope
there are doing good. How is Mrs.
Claus? I hope she is not sick Santa.

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We need her Santa. Thank you for
my presents I liked them. I want a
hannah montana wig that's rocks
santa. I want some earrings for my
teacher santa so she won't have to
were the same ones every day.
from your favorite girl
Dear Santa,
Is it cold there? How is prancer,
Blitzen, Comet, Cupid. How is Mrs.
Claus and the elves. Its fantastic
here. I've been a good girl. This is
my list what I want for Christmas.
Electric gitar, gitar picks, gitar
strings, bike, psp, laptop, puppy,
and a good time with my family.
Emily Morgan Hood
Dear Santa
I want a Star Wars force
unleashed vidio game for the wii and
wii sports. I want a hunting game for
the wii and some star wars toy
clones and a shotgun for the wii. I
want a real shotgun of my own.
from Gabe
Dear Santa
how is the rainder and Mrs.
Claus? I liked that toy that you gave
me. Rudolph is fine. In our class we
want to thank you.
Dear Santa
How is all the reindeer Donner

and Rudolph. Is the elves good?
Thank you Santa for the present. All I
want for Christmas is a computer
and some nails and some clothes!
Love Cassie
Dear Santa,
Thank you for the gifts you sent
me last year. I really want a Nintendo
DS. I really have been good. I've had
good grades all A's, no B's only A's.
Also I hope that the reindeer are
doing good to. I hope you can make
it this year to my house. I can't wait
til Christmas. See ya soon.
Love Drew
Dear Santa,
Last year was fantastic. I hope
this year is just like it was like last
year. I want a PSP with NCCA college
football 09 and spy gear see in the
dark gogles. I deserve it because I
made good grades and I do chores.
Love, Jaxon
Dear Santo,
How are you doing? Are you
going to bring everybody's presents
in time? I am thankful for what you
did last year. You should give me
gifts because I get good grades in
school. Now let me tell you some of
the presents I want this year. An
ipod, boots, outfits, wii, laptop...and
to eat my cookies!

Dear Santa,

Can you tell Blitzen to be careful
while driving the sleigh? Thank you
for everything you gave me. This
year I want a Nintindo DS, wii, a col-
lege football signed by all the Gators,
a robot dog to clean my room, ear-
rings for Mrs. Hall for a gift, a maid
for Mrs. Hall.
Sincerely, Madison
Dear Santa
How are you doing in the North
Pole? Do you have everything for
Christmas? I hope you won't be sick
on Christmas. I hope this year it will
be the best Christmas ever and
Rudolph doesn't be hurting.
Dear Santo,
Do you think the gifts will be
ready by Christmas? Are you coming
to my house for Christmas? Can you
go shopping with my mom. Do you
reindeers have babies. I just can't
wait to see you and Mrs. Claus.
When I see you I'm going to say Ho
Ho Ho! I want Christmas CDs pease
can I get it for Christmas. And can I
get some school stuff because I real-
ly need it. I want some high school
musical stuff. Can you ask my mom
if I can get a laptop for Christmas
this year and coloring books.
Love, Alicia

Your friend, Dear Santa
Taniyah Do you get hurt from the chim-
ney? This year I want a laptop and I
want webkins and I want a crayola

that light up in the da
robot dog. I want a
clean and a clean kift
wish box for Christmas

P.S. I love you and

ark. I want a on decor because she has a water-
puppy that's melon theme and she loves it. The
en. I want a thing is I don't know if I've been a
good or bad girl. Can I have a ds or
Love Yasmin a wii or funkey science or the spa
makeover and a laptop for Mrs.
my family for- Willis and a digital for my sisters
and me.

Dear Santa,
Was it hard the year before last
year to go down the chimney? Thank
you for the bike that you got me for
Christmas that year. But one thing I
hated about the bikes you got me
each year before I moved to
Blountstown they were the same
each time. I even got it for my birth-
day. Can I get a different bike this
year? I want everything Hannah
Montana please, please, please with
a cherry on top.
No name provided

Blountstown Elementary
Mrs. Willis' Third Grade
Dear Santa,
I always play with my babys you
gave me last year. This year I want
as much monkey stuff as you can
possibly give me. I want a monkey
laptop if you can find one. I want a
pink slide phone pretty pretty please!
I love you the most and I said it first.
Love, Destiny Webb
Dear Santa Claus,
Thank you for all the presents last
year. My grandma wants watermel-

Reyna Morales
Dear Santa,
How are you doing this year I
hope your doing great. I'm ready for
Christmas. All I want this year is a
dirt bike and remote control airplane.
I hope you are ready, to give out
Malic Deveaux
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Is the weath-
er cold? Are the elves working hard?
I want my mom to get a candle for
Christmas. I would like some fishing
stuff and a gator football. I really
liked the hot wheel car you got me. I
have been very good. I also would
like my dad to get some chocolate.
Your friend,
Weston Schrock
Dear Santa Claus,
I wish for a dog and some per-
fume. Thank you for the baby doll
last year. I gave it away to a friend.
How are you doing Santa Claus? I
would not forget about you Miss

Grace Kennedy Weiler
Dear Santa,
How are the reindeer? I have
been a good boy my whole life. I
want a Nintendo DS, wii and a Gator
football. When is your birthday?
Santa my friend Caleb is sick and I
want to give him a present for
Christmas. I wish you all of my luck.
Your friend,
Alexander Buggs
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I only want two
things: A playstation 3 and a game
called Little Big Planet. Also, how
have you been doing? Are the rein-
deer doing good? Is the toy factory
running well? It must be really hard
delivering over 1000, maybe even
over 10,000 toys!
Austin Glass
Dear Santa,
I really enjoyed all my presents
you got me last year. I really want to
have a good Christmas December
25th, 2008 and have so much fun
with my family arid friends. Santa
you know that some people say that
your not real, but I don't believe
those guys. I'm looking forward to
my best Christmas and I don't care
what nobody says. Santa I know
your real. I want me an Nintendo DS
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Water, sewer, and grass mowing
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#15 One (1) 2002 Station Wagon
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Mileage: 136,995, Good Condition
#10 One (1) 2002 Chevrolet
Modified Van with three (3) wheelchair secure-
ment spaces, plus 8 additional seats, lift
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Cost New: $45,500.00
Mileage: 90,873, Good Condition
#23 One (1) 1999 Chevrolet Mini-Van
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Mileage: 101,359, Excellent Condition
Used as a stretcher vehicle
Seating for 7.
#18 One (1) 2002 Ford Modified Van
with two (2) wheelchair securement spaces plus
two (2) additional slots, lift equipped
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Mileage: 84,614, Excellent Condition
#25 One (1) 2003 12-
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Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
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'Santa, I will tell my dad not to shoot your reindeer.

and a psp. Santa Claus, God bless Are the reindeer ready to fly across
you. the world? Is it cold at the north
Sincerely, pole? I hope I'm not on the naughty
Trinity Hall list because I have been ..ai.niir,. this
Browning jacket so bad. I don't want
Dear Santa, much this year that's a surprise! All I
Thank you for the laptop you want is a Browning jacket, a bike
gave us. There is really only two and hunting stuf.
things I want. A scoop and a guinea Sincerely,
pig. Can my momma get some ear- Abby Bailey
rings? I've been ok. Merry Christmas!
Love, Paxton Blair Blountstown Elementary
Mrs. McClellan's Third Grade
P.S. A scoop is a cell phone.
Dear Santa,
Dear Santa, Hello, my name is Hunter Glass.
How are you doing? I hope the How are you and Mrs. Claus doing?
weather is not to bad. That you for I reali' want a dirt bike for
the PS2. I play it every day. This is Christmas. Oh yeah and thanks for
what I want for Christmas. A laptop my bike last year. I am going to give
for my mom, gator hat for my dad, a you the best cookies you ever had!
teddy bear for Coyee, a pocket knife Love, Hunter Glass
for Johnathan, a baby doll for
Missetta, and a gator's signed by P.S. You are the best
Tim Tebow and persy for me.
Love, Manuel Holliday Dear Santa,
How have you been? I want an
Dear Santa Ipod and Hellyes. Leave the gifts
Thank you for all of my presents under the tree. I will leave milk and
last year I hope I get way more than cookies on the table.
I did last year. And I want a remote Love,
contrail truck. Victoria Ebersole
Your friend,
Dylan Goodwin Dear Santa,
How is the North pole? How are
Dear Santa Clause the rain deer and Ms. Claus and the
How are you doing? How is Mrs. elfs? I 'hope you are ready for
Clause? Thank you for all the pres- Christmas. I want a White English or
ents you gave me last year. Can you a Blue Nose pit. I want to raise it
please get me a Nintendo DS? If you from a pup.
can't give me some clothes. I forgot Love, Austin Causey
to ask about the reindeer. I'll leave
milk, cookies and carrots for the Dear Santa,
reindeer. I was shopping at Wal Mart and I
I Sincerly told my mother that I wanted a
Emily Barraga scooter but my mother told me to
wait and see if I get it from you.
Dear Santa Santa I just want to say thanks for
How is Mrs. Claus? Is Rudolph's. the bike you gave me last year. I will
nose still glowing? You better put give, you 8 cookies this year and 9
those elves to work this year. I want whole cups of milk.
to get Mrs. McGraw a big worksta- Sincerely,
tion. Brittany Bell
JD Wise Dear Santa,
Me and my sister are going to
Dear Santa, bake cookies. Thay will be on the
The elves better be working hard. table. My sister wants a pony. I want
I have been working hard to keep my a Ipod. I want to buy my mom a
grades up. Thank you for my bead angel. I want my daddy to come
set I enjoy it. I wear the necklaces all home. That is all I want.
the time. I want a Hannah Montana Sincerely,
bedset and a MP3 player. Well Brianna Summerlin
Christmas is a few days. from now
and put me some candy in my Dear Santa,
stocking when you get down the I want a Nintendo DS or a Game
chimney please. I will leave you Boy Advance for Christmas and a
some milk and cookies but put the .MP3 player or a Ipod Taor Christmas.
dishes in the sink. Oh yeah I want a new bike and a
Sincerely, dress up computer game. Thank you
Kailey Stephens Santa for the presents you got me
last yedr.
Dear Santa Love, Jara Phillips
Thank you for the toys last year. I
like the PS2 you gave me. This year Dear Santa,
would like a DS and some clothes. How are you doing? I want a
For my teacher some shoes and doll, and a house for my family, and
clothes. For Drew and Jordan some I want something for my mom. I am
shoe and clothes. Can I have a neck- going to get a car for her and a bet-
lose too. ter home. I want my family to be
Love, Tinorio Ziggler close together Santa. I don't .want
them to fight about everything. I just
Dear Sdnta want our family to be close that's
How are the reindeers? Are the all. Just get what I want ok? Thank
elfs getting ready for Christmas? I you for last year. Be careful up there.
have been on my best behavior. I Sincerely,
hope you can bring all the gifts I Zania Brown
want. I love the gifts you got me last
year. Can you get me a laptop, Dear Santa,
shoes, clothes and Nintendo DS. How are you? I am looking for-
Thanks for all you do. I hope every- ward to seeing you again. May I
body gets stuff for Christmas. Can have enough money to give it to
you get my mom some perfume, my those in need? May I have power
dad a pair of shoes and my brother wheels? My last wish is will you let
a psp. Mrs. McClellan teach me forever.
Love, Brianna Walker Love you always,
Rocky Conway Austin Honrine
Dear Santa,
Thank you for the bike you sent Dear Santa,
me last year and for the Gameboy How is Mrs. Claus and the elves?
you sent me and my brother. Can I'd also like to say thanks for the tel-
you please give my cousin some- escape. I'd like two things for
thing on Christmas? I want a Christmas happiness for all and a
playstation 2 and a psp. If you can't chihuahua for me. And the cookies
get that just give me a cord for my x- will be on the counter.
box for Christmas. Santa I will leave Your friend,
you milk and cookies too. Tyler Layfield
Nicholas Pennywell Dear Santa,
I want to know if you are real. If
Dear Santa, you are give me underwear. Because
How old is Rudolph now? I've last year, Chris Wiltis found the pres-
been a good boy. How many elves ents. Can you bring me Guitar Hero
do you have? I wrote you to get my the game and happiness to my life?
mom a diamond ring, my dad new Thank you! Please bring me under-
tools and new clothes, my brother a wear with Star Wars on them.
spier monitor. I want a psp, x-box, Love, Logan Willis
dirt bike and four wheeler.
Your friend, Dear Santa,
Zackary Lee This year I want to get a Build-a-
Bear but I don't have enough money.
Dear Santa, So if you can get me one, please and
Thank you for the High School thank you for the last year gift, the
Musical covers. I love them. This snowboots. Santa, I got warm cook-
year I want a Nintendo DS, a camera ies and milk on the table. I hope you
phone, a High School Musical neck- write me back.
lace, perfume, Baby Alive go Bye Love, Autumn Oxendine
Bye, phone cover, High School
Musical Alarm Clock, High School Dear Santa,
Musical ring, High School Musical Thank you for what you brought
digital camera. I want to give Shelby me for Christmas last year. How are

me a Doberman Pinser for Dear Santa, P.S. Thanks for whut I got last I thought that it would put too much
Christmas? Because that's what I've Can you get me a motor bike? I year. pressure on the elfs trying to put it
been wanting, really want it for Christmas and a together. I've been very good this
Your best friend, PSP with 5 games. And I will give Dear Santa, year so if you can please get me a
Blake Bailey you 6 cookies and a glass of milk I've been looking forward to hav- computer.
plus 5 dollars. Is that a deal or no ing you visit my house again. Last Love
Dear Santa Claus, deal? Please say yes! year I left.you five cookies and a Caliegh Waterman

I would like to have a bunch of
stuffed animals. I will like you to
bring my mom a pair of slippers with
fur in them and that is all I want. So
see you!
Love, Caree H'olh'iia,
P.S. The milk and cookies will be
where they were last year.

a labtop, Amber an MP3 player, your elves and Mrs. Claus and how
Granny a spa factory, Pape a are you? Santa, can you bring me a
playstation 2, Ant Nancy a wii, my karioke machine with two micro-
mama a digital camera, my dad a phones and one with a cord and one
game cube, John a four wheeler, without a cord and I'm going to
Nana a Gameboy, pape a playsta- leave you some milk and cookies.
tion 3. Sincerely,
Love, Alison Roberts Destiny Shontae Williams

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Dear Santa,
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Hunter Allen huge glass of milk. This year I'm
going to leave you a doughnut Dear Santa,
maybe. I don't know I'll have to ask How is it going up there? Has
our cookies my parents, but I know that I want to. any snowstorms hit the area yet? Are
late chip. You know I've always wanted a you having any problems up there?
ant is Battle computer but I've never got one. With the reindeer or any other
Once my mother had one but she things? And I want a Xbox 360.
Sincerely, never let me use it and I've never' Sincerely,
Joyce Cain asked you for one until now because Jesse Boyd

Dear Santa
I have been good this year...most
of the time! Last year was the best
Christmas. I loved the new bike you
got me. But my daddy kind of ran it
over so I kind of want a new bike.
Also a pretty necklace for my moma.

Dear Santa,
I am leaving you some cookies
on the table so you won't be hungry
on your journey in the sky. I will have
my chimney clean so you won't get
your nice red suit smutty and black.
So, would you see if you could get