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					Teresa Village All Faiths Chapel Activities Sunday Worship Service @ 2:30 P.M. Communion—2nd Sunday All Faiths Fellowship — 3rd Sunday All Faiths Bible Study — Tuesday 6:30 P.M. TV Chapel Committee Meeting —4th Thurs @ 9:30 Catholic Rosary—Wednesday @ 10:00 A.M.

Ron Berthelette

J.M.J. Advent season is a time for preparing ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus. It is easy to drift into shopping and all the festivity of the Holiday Season. Some of my fondest memories of Christmas is when I was an altar boy in the choir. I had to learn the carols in Latin and French to sing at the Midnight Mass. It was a grand celebration of the Eucharist. The Mass was sung in all its grandeur. When the family returned home, we had a true French tradition of “La Reveillon”, a midnight meal with all kinds of pastries, candies and a full buffet which was celebrated with relatives and friends. The meal was followed with the unwrapping of the gifts. Christmas was a twenty four hour celebration. With the new canon laws, many people celebrate the Vigil Mass with fewer attending the midnight Mass. But no matter what time we celebrate the Christmas Mass, the important thing is in keeping Christ in Christmas.

Chaplain Chat
Sally Michaud

“The Gift of God’s Love” All over the world at this season, Expectant hands reach to receive Gifts that are lavishly fashioned, The finest that man can conceive … For, purchased and given at Christmas Are luxuries we long to possess, Given as favors and tokens To try in some ways to express That strange, indefinable feeling Which is part of this glad time of year When streets are crowded with shoppers And the air resounds with good cheer … But back of each tinsel-tied package Exchanged at this gift-giving season, Unrecognized often by many, Lies a deeper, more meaningful reason … For, born in a manger at Christmas As a gift from above, An infant whose name was called Jesus Brought mankind the gift of God’s love … And the gifts that we give have no purpose Unless God is a part of the giving, And unless we make Christmas a pattern To be followed in everyday living. …..Helen Steiner Rice

Volume XX11

Number 12

Fort Walton Beach, Florida

December 2008

DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS
The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Air Force Enlisted Village, Inc. Joel Talley

A Holiday Wish. The Teresa Village staff members wish you and yours the very best during this Christmas season. We look forward to spending this time with you. Teresa Village Christmas Light Judging. The Hurlburt Chief’s Group will be judging Christmas lights on apartments Friday, December 12th, at 5:30 PM. Connecting Airman Through Common Heritage (CATCH). CATCH is a new corroboration between active duty airman and AFEV residents that will allow widows/widowers, couples and groups to correspond with an airman serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. The premise for CATCH is simple. Many AFEV residents have either served in times of war or had spouses who did. Your experiences serve as a common bond between your generation and today’s airmen. You’ve all walked the path of

family separation, uncertainty and hardship, and have much to share. A Look At Teresa Village In 2008. What a year. As the staff, our focus in 2008 was to continue to provide a safe and secure environment in the village and respond to active and changing lifestyles. This sounds astute and book like, and it is, but we are serious. Your focus was to help us in our endeavors, take care of each other, and have fun. I am so honored to be a part of a community that cares so much for each other. Here’s a look at your accomplishments this year. You hosted the 9th Air Force Commander and their Airmen of the Year in March. You supported the AFEV Bob Hope Memorial Golf Classic in May, which raised over $32,000, and the Ride for Military Widows motorcycle poker run, which continued on next page

For a tax-deductible donation to the Air Force Enlisted Village, a tribute to a loved one will be engraved on a brass plate to be placed in Teresa Village Chapel. Call the office for more information.

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DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS — continued from page 1 raised over $11,000 as well. Congressman Jeff Miller visited the Village and met with a large number of residents in the Community Center in June. The AC-119 Gunship Association visited in July and presented two distinctive lithographs of the AC-119 “Shadow” and “Stinger” aircraft portrayed over Laos and North Vietnam. Other visits included the AFSOC Commander’s Spouses, the Hurlburt Field Spouses Club, Eglin AFB Retired Enlisted Wives’ Club, and the Fort Walton Beach High School JROTC. Your Chapel continued the very successful monthly Fellowship Sundays, participated in “Soles4Souls”where slightly used shoes were collected and distributed to needy people here and abroad, and this month will deliver a present to each resident of Hawthorn House, and will again host a Christmas party for the children at the neighboring child care center. The Breakfast Club continued their monthly breakfasts at the Community Center and brought over one hundred airmen from Hurlburt and Eglin to the Village for a free breakfast thanking them for their service. You had a fashion show this year, added on a Memorial Day Picnic, and had two huge Yard Sales in the picnic area. Anyone ever hear of Wii Bowling? The Teresa Village Wii Bowlers easily won the first Annual Wii Bowling Championship this year as well. A “Neighborhood Watch” was established, and seven member of the community completed the training and were certified as Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members. On every occasion, you put your best foot forward and made everyone proud.

ACTIVITIES ABOUND
Every Mon & Fri. - -- - - - - - - - - - - - -Bridge - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6:30 PM Every Tuesday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Hurlburt Commissary - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 AM Every Tues & Fri- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Game Night - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6:30 PM Every Wednesday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Rosary - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 AM Every Wednesday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Blood Pressure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1- 2 PM Every Wednesday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bingo- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6:30 PM Every Thursday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Tai Chi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8 AM Every Thursday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Eglin Commissary - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -1 PM Every Thursday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Pinochle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -6:30 PM Every Friday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bank & Post Office - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -9 AM Every Friday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Walmart - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -9 AM Every Other Friday - - - - - - - - - - - - -Mall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -1 PM Every Saturday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mass at BHV - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4:30 PM Every Sunday- - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - TV Chapel Services - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -2:30 PM
Monday 1- - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - -Coffee & Donuts (50 cents donation)- - - - - - - - - - -- -8 AM Wednesday 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Uptown Station - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 PM Thursday 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ret. NCO Wives Bingo- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -9:30 AM Saturday 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - JR ROTC Christmas Party - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -11:00 AM Saturday 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil BHV- - - - - - - - - 6:00 PM Monday 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Eglin Cookie Drive - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -10:00 AM Wednesday 10 - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - Men’s Luncheon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11:30 AM Wednesday 10 - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - Resident Council - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 PM Wednesday 10 - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - -Dinner & Christmas Light in Defuniak- - - - - - - - -- - 5 PM Friday 12 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Christmas Lights Judging - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -5:30 PM Saturday 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Birthday Ice-cream Social - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 PM Monday 15 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -TV Cookie Exchange - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -10 AM Wednesday 17 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Publix / Target - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 PM Saturday 20- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Farmer’s Opry Christmas & Dinner - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 PM Sunday 21 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - All Faith Fellowship (Puppeteers)- - - - - - - - - - - - - 2:30 PM Tuesday 23 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -TV Christmas Candlelight Service- - - - - - - - - - - - - 6:00PM Thursday 25 -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Christmas Dinner at BHV (3 seatings) - - - starting at 11 AM Thursday 25 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -TV Christmas Gathering- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -5 PM Friday 26 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TV Breakfast - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8:00 AM Wednesday 31 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - New Year’s Eve Party - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9:00 PM
CHECK BULLETIN BOARDS FOR INFORMATION ON ALL EVENTS INCLUDING BUS TRIPS & UNEXPECTED CHANGES

MARK YOUR DECEMBER CALENDARS

AFEV Men’s Club News
The AFEV Men’s Club will have its December luncheon on December 10, at 11:30 am at McGuires Restaurant in Destin. The Men’s Club meeting will be held at Bob Hope Village on Friday, December 12 at 1 PM. Hope to see all at both events!

Teresa Village Garden Corner
Any and all produce grown by individual residents BELONGS TO THEM. It is not there for the picking by just any resident. If one of these Gardeners wants to share their crop, it will be up to that individual to pass out the produce to whomever they choose. Thank you for being a good neighbor!

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RECIPES FROM RESIDENTS OF TERESA VILLAGE
After Christmas Breakfast December 26, 8:30—9:30 AM MENU French Toast / Pancake Assorted fresh fruit toppings Biscuits & Gravy Hashbrowns Scrambled Eggs Bacon / Sausage Orange Juice/ Coffee / Tea $3 or $4 at the door STEW MEAT RAG OUT Submitted by Charles (Rob) Robertson 2 lbs stew meat (trimmed) 2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup 2 cans (soup cans) of water 1 envelope of Lipton Onion Soup Mix Spray a 3 1/2 quart Crock Pot with Pam cooking spray. Mix soup, Lipton Onion Soup mix, and water together. Place meat in the Crock Pot. Pour soup mixture in and stir lightly. Cover and cook on low setting 10 to 12 hours or on high setting for 3 to 4 hours. Serve over noodles, rice or mashed potatoes. Simple and really good!!! CUCUMBER MARINADE Submitted by Betty Robertson 1/4 Cup of Sugar 1/4 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt 1 teaspoon Parsley Flakes 1 medium Cucumber Mix all ingredients together. Slice cucumber about 1/4 inch thick. Marinate in the mixture overnight. For more cucumbers just make multiple batches. Delicious as a side dish or in a salad. Yummy!! SHRIMP BALL Submitted by Justine Mikkelsen Combine 1/2 can tomato soup (undiluted), 1/2 tsp salt, 1 pkg. unflavored gelatin. Heat ingredients until gelatin is melted. (Do Not Boil). Combine 3/4 cup mayonnaise, 8 oz soft cream cheese, 1/2 cup chopped celery, and 1/4 cup chopped onion. Add tomato soup mixture to cream cheese mixture. Then add 2 cans (4 1/2 oz) small deveined shrimp (drained and crushed). Refrigerate overnight. Shape into a ball after completely chilled. Sprinkle with parsley flakes. Serve with Ritz crackers or other fancy crackers. Approximately 20 servings.

Cracker Barrel will be bringing their country store to Hawthorn House Atrium. All residents and the public are invited Friday, December 12, 2008 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Don’t miss this opportunity to shop for your Christmas gifts.

AMBROSIA Submitted by Betty Strong Merry Christmas Gathering at Teresa Village Comm. Ctr. Thursday, December 25 at 5:00 PM Sandwiches / Fruits / Soft Drinks, and Christmas music for your enjoyment. Please bring some finger food. Enjoy Christmas with your neighbors!! 1 small can pineapple tidbits 1 small can mandarin oranges 2 cups miniature marshmallows 1 small package shredded coconut 1 pint sour cream About 2 tablespoons pineapple juice Mix all together in a large bowl and let it set. The longer it sets, the better it taste. Delicious as a dessert !!

Saturday, December 20 Transportation departs at 4:00 PM ($3 per person) Sign up at Bulletin Board Limited seating!! Hurry!!

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Dinner at Bob Hope Village December 25, 2008
First Seating 11:00—12:00 Second Seating 12:00—1:00 Third Seating 1:00—2:00 Please get tickets at the office by Dec 18.
RESIDENTS: FREE GUEST: $12.00 CHILDREN 10 AND UNDER FREE

Secretary James Peake Announces Travel Reimbursement Increases
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that eligible veterans will see an increase in the mileage reimbursement they receive for travel to VA facilities for medical care. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake announced today that he will use his authority to raise the mileage reimbursement from the 28.5 cents per mile to 41.5 cents per mile for all eligible veterans. Congress which mandates such increase, recently provided funding to VA to increase the reimbursement rate, which goes into effect on Nov. 17, 2008. Service connected veterans, veterans receiving VA pensions, and veterans with low incomes are eligible for the reimbursement. While increasing the payment, the current deductible amounts applied to certain mileage reimbursements will remain frozen at $7.77 for a one day trip, $15.54 for a round trip, and capped at a maximum of $46.62 per calendar month. On Jan. 9, 2009, these deductibles will decrease to $3 for a one way trip, $6 for a round trip, with a maximum of $16 per calendar month. Deductibles can be waived if they cause a financial hardship to the veteran.

Teresa Village Community Center Wednesday , December 31, 9 PM Cold cuts/Beer/Wine/Soft drinks and Music Provided (BYOB) Please bring some hors d’oeuvres!!

Justine Mikkelsen Mitzie Wilson Phyllis Tidwell Peggy Graham Christine Dove Lois West Ronald Berthelette Robert Fienhold Gerald Bennett John Boyer Donald Hendrick

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To the Residents of Teresa Village
It’s time for us to drive to Texas and a new neighborhood in San Antonio. Tony and I have enjoyed knowing every one of you, swapping stories with you, and participating in TV activities. For those who shared our tears and lovingly understood, Thank You. We hope to once again enjoy San Antonio and the many friends that we still have there. My sister lives there, too, about two miles from us. Our kids and grandkids will filter through from Houston and Dallas. Family love, traditions, and togetherness are ultimately life’s priority. Pray with us that our love and care will reap benefits. We’ll think of you often and pray that you’re healthy and above to enjoy the rising sun each morning. If you’re coming through San Antonio, give us a call. We’ll take you for a walk on the Riverwalk and show you the best Mexican restaurants. Out new address is 10714 Axis Crossing, San Antonio, TX 78245. The cell phone number is 352-461-9000 and e-mail address is letsgolflinton@yahoo.com. Ya’ll come!!

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
3 December Charlene & William Howard 7 December Maxine & Bernard Ramsey 23 December Amelia & Ernest Gallagher 26 December Patricia & Robert Nolan 31 December Doris & Irvin Duvall

LIBRARY NOTES
Betty Strong NEW SELECTIONS FOR DECEMBER

The Chase by Clive Cussler Ghost Recon by Tom Clancy Foul Play by Janet Evanovich

MAINTENANCE CORNER
As we enter this wonderful time of the year, we in maintenance wish all of you a “MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR”. Hope all your wishes come true!! Until next year, TOM JIM WAYNE

Air Force Enlisted Village Candlelight Vigil 2008 You are invited to the Annual Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil 6 PM Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Bob Hope Village Reception following
Dinner at Ryan’s Cafeteria & enjoy the Christmas lights around the Lake in Defuniak Springs. Wed. Dec. 10 Bus leaves at 5 PM Sign up now!! 35 seats ONLY

Check-out our new DVDs Tears of the Sun Grumpier Old Men Jerry MaGuire Traffic Dr. Doolittle Heroes & Bandits — 20 Great Westerns
Hours: Monday - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday -10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Small Town Christmas by Debbie Macomber Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood Suite 606 by J. D. Robb Murder on K Street by Margaret Truman Lukes Gold by Charles G. West Double The Bounty by Robert J. Randisi

Neighborhood Watch
If you are going shopping or out to dinner, keep these points in mind: A residence which presents a lived in appearance is deterrent to burglars. At night leave a light burning. Let a neighbor know your home will be unoccupied for a while. Leave a radio playing. Don’t leave notes on the door indicating that you are gone and will be back at a certain hour. Secure all windows and doors before leaving. Don’t leave keys hidden outside in hiding places which are usually obvious to a burglar.

Each month we purchase new books and sometimes new DVDs for the library. If you have a special author or would like to check out particular books from the library, annotate the notebook located in the library. Also the computers are set up for your use. Take advantage of the facility offered for your enjoyment and relaxation. Contact the office or any of the volunteers in the library if you have a question! Come and support YOUR library. Enjoy!!!


				
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