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 www.pinkheartfunds.org. 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
SCHOOL NEWS FROM ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SCHOOL
Fourth Graders Learn About Letter “M”
Chili Willie’s Pizzeria
St. Vincent de Paul student reporters Brooke Raziano and Grace Matsenbaugh recently asked
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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
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
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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
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fund. If you don‘t al- Be aware of different Financial Advisor,
ready have an emergency types of risk. For many Edward Jones
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See page 21 228-467-9400
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
www.genealogybank.com 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: email@example.com 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-
www.spsforyou.com 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Above: Singers from Bon Operatit entertained
www.nettlespottery.com 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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