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Groups Collect Toys Pass Christian Scouts Earns Eagle Award


									Dec. 23-Dec. 30, 2011                                            Gazebo Gazette                                                                           13

                          Pass Christian Scouts Earns Eagle Award
Thomas Allard and Cam-                                                                         where he participated in the     consists of heat-resistant
eron James of Boy Scout                                                                        Youth Legislature in grades      native plants and flowers.
Troop 316 in Pass Christian                                                                    9-12 and served as Senate
were honored at a special                                                                      Floor Leader this year. He       Thomas, also a senior
Eagle ceremony at the Pass                                                                     serves as captain of the sail-   honor roll student at St.
Christian Library on Dec.                                                                      ing team, which won its          Stanislaus, is a member of
11. Father Dennis Carver of                                                                    first state championship         the National Honor Society
Holy Family Parish in Pass                                                                     when he was a junior. Cam-       and Mu Alpha Theta. He
Christian presented the in-                                                                    eron was a member of the         served as co-captain of the
vocation during the opening                                                                    St. Stanislaus varsity swim      varsity swim team during
of the ceremony. Troop 316                                                                     team and a state finalist in     his senior year and is a
is chartered by the Pass                                                                       grades 9-12. He is a mem-        member of the varsity soc-
Christian Rotary, which has                                                                    ber of Holy Family Parish        cer and track teams. He
sponsored scouting in Pass      Cameron James, Father Dennis Carver and Thomas Allard          where he presently serves        serves as a member of the
Christian since 1931.                                                                          as a lector. Cameron plans       Youth Legislature, St.
                               They were certified as BSA     opportunity to read books        to study pre-med when he         Stanislaus Youth Ministry
Thomas and Cameron             lifeguards and swam the        and work on art projects in      begins college next fall.        and participated in two trips
joined Troop 316 in August     mile swim for many years       the outdoors in a shaded                                          to the Klagetoh, Ariz., Na-
2004. To earn Scouting‘s       during summer camp at          environment. Volunteers          Thomas‘s Eagle project           vajo mission in 2011. He
highest award, these young     Camp Tiak.                     helped by digging holes for      was completed in the sum-        attended Boys State in June
men had to earn a minimum                                     the supports and construct-      mer of 2011. He led a            2011 and served as a re-
of 21 merit badges, serve as   Cameron‘s Eagle service        ing and painting the per-        group of volunteers consist-     porter. Thomas plans on
leaders in their troop, and    project consisted of the de-   gola, which was completed        ing of friends, scouts and       attending Mississippi State
complete a major commu-        sign and construction of a     in July.                         adults in the design and         University in the fall of
nity service project. Both     pergola on the back patio of                                    construction of a raised-bed     2012, where he will study
scouts served in positions     the Pass Christian Library.    Cameron is a senior honor        flower garden at the Pine-       civil engineering. He is a
of patrol leader, senior pa-   The pergola was built to       roll student at St. Stanislaus   ville Community Park in          member of Holy Family
trol leader and troop guide.   provide library patrons an     College in Bay St Louis,         Pass Christian. The garden       Parish in Pass Christian.

    Second Graders Donate Ponytails                                                                 Groups Collect Toys
                                                              August Eakes and Ella Tay-
                                                              lor, second graders at Coast
                                                              Episcopal School, recently
                                                              cut their hair and donated
                                                              the ponytails to Pink Heart
                                                              Funds, which collects hair
                                                              for wigs for cancer survi-

                                                              August is the daughter of
                                                              Tammy and David Eakes of
                                                              Biloxi. Ella is the daughter
                                                              of Anna and Justin Taylor
                                                              of Pass Christian.
                                                                                               The Pass Christian Fire Department, the Pass Christian Vol-
                                                              In this photo, August and        unteer Fire Department, Pass Christian‘s VFW Post # 5931
                                                              Ella check out their new         and the Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Leech Council
                                                              hairdos with Alecia              4729, joined together on Dec. 9 to collect donations for Toys
                                                              LeBlanc of Tangles Hair          for Tots at a special program at the Pass Christian Yacht
                                                              Studio in Diamondhead.           Club. Pictured with two representatives from the U.S. Marine
                                                                                               Corps Toys for Tots program are, from left, Tommy Boswell
To donate your ponytail to Pink Heart Funds, the ponytail has to be 8 inches or longer and     Jr., Fire Chief Dwight Gordon, Warren and Lynn Doussan,
bound by a ponytail holder or rubber band. Any color hair is accepted. For complete in-        Grand Knight Rod Malburg, VFW Post Commander Harry J.
structions, visit                                                      Wheeler and PCVFD Fire Chief Andy Purchner.
14                                                                 Gazebo Gazette                                                     Dec. 23-Dec. 30, 2011

 NEWS FROM PASS CHRISTIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL                                     Stanislaus Students Complete
  Turkiest Teacher Contest
 Promotes Charitable Giving
                                                                              Holiday Service Projects
                                                                St. Stanislaus College‘s
Through Friendly Competition                                    Key Club and Fellowship
                                                                of Christian Athletes re-
                                                                cently completed two holi-
                                                                day service projects.

                                                                The Key Club collected
                                                                Christmas gifts from the
                                                                student body and staff in
                                                                support of Operation
                                                                Christmas Child. Twenty-
                                                                nine gift boxes were col-
                                                                lected for needy children
                                                                around the world.

                                                                The FCA led a school-wide
                                                                Thanksgiving Food Drive,           Dane Knight, Ryan Joachim, Sawyer Danielson, Jacob
                                                                which collected more than          Rafal and Jesse Hearin with the gift boxes donated for
                                                                1,000 items of food for the                     Operation Christmas Child.
                                                                St. Vincent de Paul minis-
From left: Jennifer Gentile – 8th grade reading teacher,        try at St. Rose de Lima Par-
Grace Amos, Katie Malley, Tahj Scott, Principal Joe Nelson      ish in Bay St. Louis.
– PCMS Turkiest Teacher, Christopher Lowe, Courtney                                   — SSC
Barton, Debra Carter, Ashlynn Frierson and Chase Pujol.

The Pass Christian Middle School Beta Club sponsored its             Pictured at right:
annual ―Turkiest Teacher‖ contest in order to raise funds for     Clint Vancourt, Jordan
a local charity. Students and faculty voted by donating          Bradford, Colton Johnson,
change into the jars of the teachers who deserve the recogni-   Jacob Johns, Ryan Gibson,
tion of the ―Turkiest Teacher.‖ This year, Principal Joe Nel-     Allen Edwards and Mr.
son won the prestigious title.                                  McClure with the food col-
                                                                lected for the St. Vincent de
The annual contest, which is very competitive between           Paul ministry at St. Rose de
teachers and administrators, raised $154.49 for a local food            Lima Parish.

The Beta Club, sponsored by Rachel Bostwick and Lynette
Cooper Daniels, recognizes academic achievement, encour-
                                                                  Officers Line Up To Honor Retiring Assistant Chief
ages service to others and promotes the development of
good character and leadership skills.
            Article and photo by Lana Lacoste

                                                                Pass Christian police officers and firefighters lined up on Espy Avenue on Dec. 8 to honor
                                                                retiring Assistant Police Chief Thomas Ruspoli as he headed home from work for the last time.
Dec. 23-Dec. 30, 2011                                               Gazebo Gazette                                                                   15

 Fourth Graders Learn About Letter “M”

                                                                                                 Chili Willie’s Pizzeria
St. Vincent de Paul student reporters Brooke Raziano and Grace Matsenbaugh recently asked
                                                                                                                 124 Davis Avenue
the school‘s Pre-K teachers what their classes were doing that week. They reported that Ms.                       (228) 452-7757
Bishop said her class was learning about the letter M — coloring mummies and mermaids                              Sun - Thurs: 11 am-9 pm
and even eating marshmallows and M&Ms. Ms. Weems‘ class was reading The Little Lost                                 Fri - Sat: 11 am-10 pm
Sheep, about a man who had 100 sheep and discovered that one was missing.
                                                                                                 Monday-Friday Lunch Special (11am-2pm):
Pictured, from left, are Pre-K students Cole Shirley, Brett Tyler, Caroline Feeney, Jett Zink,
                                                                                                 All you can eat slices and a drink for just $7.99
Sophia Shinka and Savannah Madigan. Photo by Hannah D‘Aunoy.
                                                                                                     2-for-1 Draft Beers 11am-7pm daily
   Walmart Helps DeLisle Elem Teachers
Teachers at DeLisle Ele-
mentary School dedicate
much of their own time and
often their own money to
support the academic
achievement of their stu-
dents. Through Walmart‘s
Teacher Rewards Program,
10 teachers at DeLisle Ele-
mentary School were ran-
domly selected by the Pass
Christian Walmart manage-
ment to receive $100 Wal-
mart gift cards, which can
be used to purchase class-
room supplies.                   tian Walmart.                   sonnel Representative),
                                                                 Loretta Wimberley, Jordyn
In addition, all of the teach-   Recipients pictured: Debbie     Kapidzic and Jackie Oden-
ers at the school were           Buel, Tracy Patridge, Kelli     wald. Not pictured: Debra
treated to cake and punch        Lopez, Tanya McClellan,         Dunn, Alison Pace and
provided by the Pass Chris-      Samantha (Walmart Per-          Robin Peterson.
16                                                    Gazebo Gazette                                                   Dec. 23-Dec. 30, 2011

                                                                          FINANCIAL FOCUS:
                                                    Time for New Year's Financial Resolutions
                                                   Once again, it‘s time to                                        risk‖ strictly means the
                                                   make some New Year‘s                                            possibility of losing prin-
                                                   resolutions. This year, in                                      cipal when the value of
                                                   addition to hitting the gym,                                    an investment drops.
                                                   learning that second lan-                                       Consequently, to cut back
                                                   guage and getting better                                        on their risk in the face of
     Family Owned & Operated Since 1925            organized, why not also                                         a volatile market, they
                                                   consider a few financial                                        may sell off stocks and
     LUMBER, PLYWOOD, MOLDING, WINDOWS,            resolutions?                                                    load up on certificates of
       DOORS, DRYWALL, CONCRETE BLOCKS,                                                                            deposit (CDs), bonds and
                                                   What types of resolutions                                       other so-called ―safer‖
        CEMENT PRODUCTS, JAMES HARDIE              might you consider? Here         six and 12 months‘ worth       investments.
        SIDING, TRIM AND MUCH MORE …               are a few suggestions:           of living expenses, start
                                                                                    building one soon. Keep        But each investment actu-
       Check With Us FIRST And                      Contribute      more to        the money in a liquid ve-      ally carries its own type
                                                     your retirement ac-            hicle — one that‘s sepa-       of risk. For example, if
     Help Support Local Business!                    counts. The new year           rate from your everyday        you own CDs that pay a 2
                                                     means that you are one         checking and savings ac-       percent return, and the
 345 Fleitas Avenue, Pass Christian                  year closer to retirement.     counts. Without such an        inflation rate is 3 percent,
            228-452-4353                             To help yourself build         emergency fund, you            you will lose purchasing
                                                     resources for the lifestyle    may be forced to dip into      power over time. And if
                                                     you‘ve envisioned as a         your long-term invest-         you wanted to sell your
                                                     retiree, try to boost your     ments to pay for unex-         bonds before they had
                                                     contributions to your 401      pected costs, such as a        matured, you‘d have to
                                                     (k) or other employer-         major car repair, a new        sell them at a discount if
                                                     sponsored retirement           furnace or a large medical     the market interest rate
                                                     plan. You can do this if       bill.                          had risen above the
                                                     you get a salary increase                                     ―coupon‖ rate of your
                                                     and devote at least part of    Don’t overreact to vola-      bond because no one
                                                     it to your 401(k). At the      tility. In 2011, the finan-    would pay you full price
 FIND OUT HOW THE CHAMBER CAN WORK                   same time, try to ―max         cial markets have been         for them.
              FOR YOU!                               out‖ on your Individual        volatile, with big gains
                    Call 228-604-0014                Retirement Account             followed by big drops          Just be aware that no in-
      or email:     (IRA). For 2012, you can       followed by big gains —        vestment is ―risk-free,‖
                                                     contribute up to $5,000 to     a true roller-coaster pat-     and try to build a diversi-
                                                     an IRA, or $6,000 if           tern. Try not to let large,    fied portfolio that can
                                                     you‘re 50 or older.            short-term price move-         lessen the impact of one
                                                                                    ments influence your in-       specific type of risk.
                                                    Reduce     your debts.         vestment decisions. Many
                                                     Look for ways to cut           of the factors that cause     By following these sugges-
                                                     down or consolidate your       jumps or declines are not     tions, you can go a long
                                                     debts. It may not be easy,     that relevant to long-term    way toward making 2012 a
                                                     but it‘s worth the effort      results — and as an in-       good year in which to make
                                                     because the lower your         vestor, you want to focus     progress toward your im-
                                                     debt load, the more            on the long term. Con-        portant financial goals. So
                                                     money you‘ll have avail-       centrate on building a        plan ahead — and make the
                                                     able to invest for the fu-     portfolio that‘s suitable     right moves.
 228.363.0609                                        ture.                          for your individual goals
                                                                                    and risk tolerance.                         Submitted by
                                                    Build   an emergency                                                   Craig W. Foster,
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Dec. 23-Dec. 30, 2011                                            Gazebo Gazette                                                                        17

                                               * PASS HISTORY * Researched by Robin Rafferty
            President Wilson Celebrates Christmas In The Pass: 1913
December 26, 1913              fast he will motor to the       the writing of a special ad-   o‘clock. For the first time     sippi origin.
Jackson Citizen Patriot        Mississippi Country Club        dress to Congress on the       in more than a quarter of a         thirteen miles away with        relations of government to     century, there was no           ―The weather early today
                               his physician, Dr. Grayson,     the ‗big business‘ and the     Horace Vose Turkey for the      brightened and the Presi-
     Pass Christian Is         U.S.N. At noon he will dis-     trusts.                        President‘s table. True, last   dent enjoyed a round of
  Temporary Capital Of         pose of whatever letters or                                    year, President Taft ate        golf and his two daughters
  U. S. Pres.; Wilson and      telegrams may reach him         ―The only untoward inci-       Christmas dinner in Pa-         and Miss Helen Woodrow
 Family Settled in Beauti-     from the White House and        dent mark[ing] the trip of     nama, but Horace Vose had       Bones, his cousin, went on
 ful Mansion on Shore of       after lunch will take an        the presidential party from    already transported the big     a long horseback ride.
    the Gulf of Mexico.        automobile ride with his        Washington to Pass Chris-      bird from Westerly to
                               family followed perhaps by      tian: Miss Margaret Wilson     Washington. This year           Note: Senator Henry B.
―Pass Christian, Dec. 26.      a long walk along the beach     lost her watch; a gold one     there was no Horace Vose.       Anthony, of Rhode Island,
President Wilson, who ar-      roads. The President plans      of considerable value.         The purveyor of the presi-      first established the custom
rived yesterday, today         to spend the evenings read-     Search of the private car      dential poultry died            of sending a Rhode Island
mapped out a program of        ing. While the President        ‗Ideal‘ and the White          last Saturday and the cus-      turkey to the President for
recreation for his visit. He   will do little official work,   House motor car proved         tom of always serving a         Thanksgiving. Senator An-
will sleep at least nine       there are two things of up-     futile.                        Rhode Island turkey ended       thony, who served in the
hours each night, the quota    permost in his mind; the                                       with Horace Vose. The bird      Senate from 1859 to 1884,
he had hoped to get but of-    selection of members of the     ―Christmas dinner was          which graced the Presi-         once sent President Grant a
ten has missed. After break-   Federal Reserve Board and       served last evening a 6        dent‘s table was of Missis-     38-pound turkey.
18                                                               Gazebo Gazette                                                    Dec. 23-Dec. 30, 2011

                                                                  PASS CHRISTIAN CALENDAR OF EVENTS
                                                                              Calendar Listings: or 228-363-1973
                                                              The Pass Christian Public Library will be       Saturday, December 24
                                                              closed from Friday, Dec. 23 to Monday,           Pass Market, War Memorial Park, 8am-
                                   Dec. 26. They will re-open for regular hours      12pm. Weekly, weather permitting.
                                                              on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 8 a.m.
                                                                                                              Monday, December 26
                                                              City Hall and all other city offices will be     Bingo at the VFW, 7pm, VFW Post
                                                              closed for the Christmas holiday on               #5931 (North Street at Clarence). Weekly.
                                                              Dec. 22 at 12 p.m. and all day Dec. 23 and
                                                              Dec. 26.                                        The library will be closed from Friday,
                                                                                                              Dec. 30 to Monday, Jan. 2 for New Years.
                                                               Pass Parade Application Is                     City Hall will be closed Dec 30 and Jan 2.
QuickBooks setup, training & troubleshooting                     Available Now Online                         Tuesday, January 3
                                                              The parade application for the 2012 Pass
                                                                                                               Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting,
                                                              Parade is available now online at http://         6pm, Municipal Complex
                  “The QuickBooks Lady”

                                                                         Library Celebrates Holidays
                                                              The Pass Christian Public
                                                              Library was full of holiday
                                                              cheer last weekend, with
                                                              Christmas events for all

                                                              On Saturday, the library
                                                              welcomed Jingles and other
                  Nettles Pottery                             special elf guests for a holi-
                                                              day story time.
                 handmade pottery
                                                              On Sunday, the library and
              ongoing pottery classes                         the Friends of the Library
     temporary showroom open by appointment                   hosted a Christmas gather-
                     Contact: Brian Nettles                   ing and concert featuring
         22291 Bells Ferry Rd, Pass Christian, Ms 39571       Bon Operatit.
             228-452-3511,              Above: Singers from Bon Operatit entertained
                              guests at the Christmas concert on Sunday.

                                                              Below and right: The library hosted a special holi-
                                                              day story time on Saturday.

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