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VOL. 35, NO. 12

Christmas Concert & Dinner Friday, December 7 Join us as Bon Operatit! performs "A NOLA Noel" Concert Doors Open at 6:00 Dinner at 6:30 Show follows dinner Photo provided

Diamondhead Veterans Day Parade It was a cool, beautiful November day when the Diamondhead Veterans Day parade rolled down Golf Club Drive on November 10. Led by a Diamondhead fire engine, the

Hancock High Junior ROTC marched, followed by the Diamondhead Boy Scouts and Diamondhead Topless Club (convertibles). At the Veterans' Gazebo near City Hall Pat

Laird led the pledge of allegiance and Barb Knapstein sang the National Anthem, followed by a VFW bake sale benefitting homeless veterans.


Cash Bar Chateaubriand with a rosemary demi-glace Asparagus in a piccata sauce over roasted potatoes Warm apple cobbler with a scoop of ice cream $60.00 per person ✧ ✁ ✧✂✄☎✆✝✞✁ ✧ ✟✠✆✧ ✡ ☛☞ ✞✝✝✞✪ ✡ ✌ ✍☛ ✧ ✎ Diamondhead Country Club 228 255-2918 ●


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Diamondhead 7610 Country Club Circle, Diamondhead, MS 39525

The Diamondhead News is the ONLY official voice of the Diamondhead Country Club and Property Owners Association, Inc. As such, it is solely responsible for its content. The Diamondhead Property Owners Association, Inc. will maintain sole control of the editorial content. A monthly publication by the Diamondhead P.O.A.; offices are located at 7610 Country Club Circle, Diamondhead, MS 39525 Email Telephone 228-332-2282 Editor Karen Flores Gulf Publishing Co., Inc., the publisher of the Sun Herald will be responsible for production, printing, advertising and distribution (by mail) of The Diamondhead News. For advertising information, call Derrick Ivy at (228) 896-2415 or email

POA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bob Marthouse, President


Craig Harvey, Vice-President 228-342-8395

Karen Rice, Secretary


Bill Hatchett, Treasurer


Pat Laird, Ex-Officio

228-255-5017 504-460-7710

Teresa Ertel, Director

630-215-7996 630-773-8398

Dick Nolan, Director

228-216-4918 228-255-7702

Jerome Tullier, Director


Gary Becker, Director


Donald Silcio, Director

985-768-6991 228-467-5403

Stewart Nutting, Director


ASSOCIATION STAFF Tom Koger .............................................................................. Genereal Manager Eli Biggers........................................................................Country Club Manager Karen Flores ............................................................................. Managing Editor Steve Garman ....................................................................... Tennis Professional Nancy Perkins........................................................................ Sales & Marketing Chris Altese.................................................................................Director of Golf “Hoppy” Smith...............................Director of Training & Player Development Steve Smith ................................................................. Golf Course Maintenance Kinta Bakken.................................................................. Recreation Coordinator Ted South ...................................................................................... Harbor Master




By Bob Marthouse

The changing winds of fall are about. I trust all is well with you and your family. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Diamondhead is a great place to live! Our 2020 Committee continues their detailed work. As we all learned from the Open Forum, they are thoroughly researching all available courses of action. Most importantly, the committee is taking your input, considering the art of the possible, and working to develop approaches that fit within our legal framework while best serving our common needs. This work, as you know, is critical to the Property Association's future - yours and mine. We take this duty seriously, as we take our fiduciary responsibility seriously every day. We appreciate the fact that you, the POA members, elected us to represent you. We keep that responsibility at the forefront of every action we take. What actions should we take to serve our greater good? That’s the question we ask our-



Membership Dues Country Club Golf Operations Academy Tennis Marina Pier House Airport Recreation Grounds Maint Facilities Maint Marketing Administration Totals

191,490 145,692 139,614 6,044 8,308 6,250 2,625 1,779 2,024 3,930 507,756



Membership Dues Country Club Golf Operations Academy Tennis Marina Pier House Airport Recreation Grounds Maint Facilities Maint Marketing Administration

3,596,787 1,216,547 1,465,587 3,000 64,318 87,918 59,500 26,749 17,772 2,099 68,355 6,608,633


Capital Projects


Grounds Country Club Golf Tennis Recreation Facilities/Maintenance Administration Marina Airport Common Amenities Totals

Expense 164,285 131,278 5,016 12,609 8,222 1,872 1,971 30,241 27,482 28,083 23,906 107,231 542,196

Expense 1,560,857 1,316,322 58,075 123,626 102,885 59,056 23,893 305,326 277,484 283,369 127,789 1,058,314 5,296,995


Net Income (Net Loss) 191,490 (18,593) 8,336 (5,016) (6,565) 86 4,378 654 (28,462) (27,482) (28,083) (21,882) (103,301) (34,440)

Net Income (Net Loss) 3,596,787 (344,310) 149,265 (55,075) (59,308) (14,967) 444 2,857 (287,554) (277,484) (283,369) (125,690) (989,959) 1,311,638

181,378 (26,956) (14,948) (4,291) (3,624) 229 4,968 117 (22,292) (31,192) (28,116) (13,042) (88,938) (46,707)

Budget 3,470,429 (358,936) 180,484 (46,483) (33,599) (3,053) 21,651 1,170 (231,055) (280,235) (280,190) (144,105) (1,119,840) 1,176,238

Budget Variance 10,112 8,363 23,284 (725) (2,941) (143) (590) 537 (6,170) 3,710 33 (8,840) (14,363) 12,267

Dues Allocation

Budget Variance 126,358 14,626 (31,219) (8,592) (25,709) (11,914) (21,207) 1,687 (56,499) 2,751 (3,179) 18,415 129,881 135,400

Dues Allocation

18,593 5,016 6,565 28,462 27,482 28,083 21,882 103,301 239,385

344,310 55,075 59,308 14,967 287,554 277,484 283,369 125,690 989,959 2,437,715


24,810 172,098 230,875 131,618 69,897 5,126 21,709 15,453 50,218 44,168

40,000 214,000 310,000 186,724 102,000 200,000 109,000 19,000 60,000 80,000

15,190 41,902 79,125 55,106 32,103 194,874 87,291 3,547 9,782 35,832




selves every day. Our many recreation programs continue to serve our members with outstanding success. Your POA staff uses their imag-


ination to deliver the best recreational and entertainment opportunities available. A majority of members believe our employees do an outstanding job

to make Diamondhead a great way of life. I hope you and your family have a great holiday season and Happy New Year!


EXTENSION DIRECTORY POA Office ............................................................. 255-1900 or 1-800-321-3840 Fax ......................................................................................................... 255-4296 Airport .................................................................................................. 255-0502 Facilities Maintenance ......................................................................... 255-3343 Country Club........................................................................................ 255-2918 19th Hole ............................................................................................... 255-5005 Fire District/Emergency 911/Business................................................ 255-1314 Golf Pro Shop ....................................................................................... 255-3910 Golf Tee Times....................................................... 255-5517 or 1-800-346-8741 Marina................................................................................................... 216-6247 Personnel................................................................................... 255-1900 ex-123 Sewage & Water................................................................................... 255-5813 Tennis World......................................................................................... 255-5030

POA VIOLATIONS 2018 Violations/Complaints (47) 6 - Boats and trailers 1 – Noise complaint 2 – RV/Campers 1 – Unpermitted construction

4 – Utility trailers 1 – Business in home 9 – Overgrown/Unsightly property 2 – Inoperable vehicles 3 – Signs

14 – Vehicles parked in yard 1 – Animal noise 2 – Vehicles parked on street 1 – Improper fence


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Same Day Crowns Bridges Root Canal Therapy Dentures Implant Restorations Professional Whitening Night Guards Veneers Composite Fillings Extractions Same Day Emergency Appointments

D. F. Matheson, III, DDS D. F. Matheson, IV, DDS Paige Warren, DDS Tami Welsh, RDH Brandi Knight, RDH Stephanie Jones, RDH Mon-Wed • 8am-5pm Thur • 7am-2pm Fri • 8am-1pm

255-2543 | 5404 Indian Hill Blvd Diamondhead, MS 39525



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a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and all donations and sponsorships are tax deductible.

The Coast Chorale proudly presents “In the Fullness of Time, He Came” in celebration of 26 years providing excellent choral music along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, many other parts of our great country, and abroad. This year’s Christmas program consists of carol settings from around the world, Christmas Anthems, Spirituals, Popular Holiday Themes. We will also be featuring the North Hancock County High School Choir as our special guests for this year’s program. Please join us in celebration of the 2018 Christmas Season! December’s concert dates are: A Thursday, December 6th– 6:30PM – Most Holy Trinity Church, Pass Christian, MS A Friday, December 7th, 7PM – Main Street United Methodist Church, Bay St. Louis, MS A Tuesday, December 11th – 6:30 PM – Diamondhead Community Church, 5301 Diamondhead Circle, Diamondhead, MS And on December 8th, we will be caroling around old town Bay St. Louis beginning at 5PM. Please join us as we visit the shops and restaurants around old town for some Merry Christmas cheer! All concerts are FREE. Donations are gratefully accepted. Coast Chorale is

THE HANCOCK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Join us as we begin the holiday season on a merry note at The Hancock Performing Arts Center. “The Nutcracker” is presented by Ballet Theatre South on December 8 at 7:30 PM and December 9 at 3 PM. Now in our 20th year, Ballet Theatre South’s production of the Nutcracker has been a favorite family Christmas tradition. What better way to celebrate the season than to join us for this Holiday classic, as we join a young girl, Clara, as she dreams of her Nutcracker prince. For more information, please call: 228-822-0490.


of Hancock High School Band’s Annual Christmas concert is December 13 at 7:00 PM. A Hancock High and Hancock Middle School’s Choir concert is December 18 at 6 PM.

PET FOOD DRIVE AND COAT AND BLANKET DRIVE Betty Maxwell’s 14th Annual SPCA of Diamondhead and Hancock County Food Pantry pet food drive, and homeless veterans coat and blanket drive is held in conjunction with RE/MAX Coast Delta Realty. The drives are going on now through


December 15. SPCA of DIAMONDHEAD and HANCOCK COUNTY FOOD PANTRY PET FOOD DRIVE All food and monetary donations benefit only these wonderful organizations to help prevent animal hunger. However, some food and accessories will flow to the Animal Shelter on Texas Flat Road under the discretion of the DH SPCA. Suggested items: Purina brand dog/puppy and/or cat/kitten food; Purina dog and/or cat treats; and kitty litter. Leashes, collars, and harnesses are welcomed too! Please make checks payable to The SPCA of Diamondhead. The animals and I thank you so very much! As Bob Barker always said: “Please help to control the pet population by having your pet spayed or neutered!” Bow Wow and Meow! HOMELESS VETERAN’S COAT AND BLANKET DRIVE Off and on through the years I have held a homeless veteran coat and blanket drive. This is dependent on the needs of the Biloxi Veterans Administration (VA) in providing for these veterans. It appears there is a great need again this year. So, for whatever reason the veteran is on the street, it breaks my heart. Anyone who served their country should not be living in the woods or on the streets, unless by choice. Please help to keep these veterans warm this

Hancock County’s

at Diamondhead

2PM - 5PM Diamondhead Shopping Center (In Front of Ace Hardware)

New vendors being added every month! Golf carts ARE allowed!

We!ll have music, so bring a chair or blanket, grab some dinner and drinks and stay awhile.

Come out and support your local farms and small businesses Fruits and Vegetables *** Hydroponic Lettuces and Herbs *** Honey Kombucha *** Breads *** Muffins *** Shortbread Cookies *** Jams Hummus *** Pepper Jellies *** Coffee-infused Chocolates *** Rubs

Natural Teas *** Marinades *** Grass-fed Beef *** Vinaigrettes Bath Bombs *** Vegetable and Garden Plants *** Lil Sprouts Kids Crafts " and more!!

Hancock County!s SUNSET FARMERS MARKET at Diamondhead Email: Phone: 228-342-1476

winter by donating clean and gently used or new coats, blankets, hats, gloves, boots, long johns and/or warm socks. Tents, sleeping bags, cook stoves and camping gear is also appreciated. All donations will be turned over to the VFW Post 2880 of Diamondhead to be distributed to those veterans in need. Monetary donations are not recommended. Thank you so very much for your donations, kindness and patriotism! Drop off location for

both projects is: Re/Max Coast Delta Realty, 5400 Indian Hill Blvd, located two doors from Burger King in front of Diamondhead, Exit 16, From I-10. Please call Betty Maxwell for additional information or directions to the office: 228-363-1430; RE/MAX Coast Delta Realty, 228-255-2600

BAY ST. LOUIS HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES Saturday, December 1, 2018, 1pm – 4pm Sponsored by Friends of

the Animal Shelter in Hancock County. Tickets can be purchased at: A Pre-tour for $15 at Maggie Mays (Main St in BSL) and Doggie’s Day Grooming (back of D’head) A Day of the Tour for $15 at any of the homes.

CARD OF THANKS P.E.O. Chapter T would like to thank everyone who supported our Holiday Boutique. We earned $5,000-plus for scholarships for women!


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Betsy Montjoy (228) 547-2856 betsy.balder@






5 bed, 4.5 bath, Wow! What a spectacular and spacious home that is steps from the white sand beach. Plenty of room for everyone with an open floor plan, multiple living spaces and large screened in porch. Two bedrooms on main floor; master bedroom w/en suite bathroom, marble floors, & 2 walk in closets and guest bedroom w/private bath. Oversized laundry with office space and private entrance. Second level is a kids dream with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeping niche, office, and artist loft. Home is loaded with architectural details and charm. Situated on a double lot and quiet cul-de-sac street. Close to beach, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Pre-wired for security and in-ground fence for the dog. A move in ready DREAM home. Don’t wait to see this one! Call me today.

This 1947 gem has been updated and modernized to meet your 2018 needs with smart home features and energy efficiency. Open floor plan with two private master ensuites. This 3-bedroom, 3-bath home has plenty of storage and large walk in closets. Complete remodel from top to bottom. New roof, windows, floors, doors, tankless water system and insulation. Kitchen with white shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances and quartz counter tops. Includes wet bar with wine refrigerator. Must see the custom tile work throughout. Outside appreciate the TREX decking, restored copper accent roof, large lot and landscaping. All within two blocks from beach and downtown entertainment, shopping and restaurants. MUST SEE! Call me for a private viewing and to learn more about the entire renovation!

EXTRA LOT comes with this charming cottage. Home has two large bedrooms, office space and one bath. Eat-in kitchen with gas stove. Would make the perfect getaway, rental or full-time residence. Close to all of the downtown amenities; shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and more. Situated on an oversized double lot with mature trees and landscaping. Includes storage shed and covered carport/boat storage. Plenty of outdoor entertaining space. Fenced in yard. Seller will consider leaving most furniture.

Wake up to sunrise and beach breeze. This custom home is ready for entertaining inside and out. Large open floor plan with eat in kitchen, wood cabinets, granite countertops, and oversized walk in pantry. Plenty of room for everyone in this four bedroom and 2 bath home. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and two walk-in closets with one conveniently connected to laundry room. Enjoy your mornings or evenings on your front or rear porch with your favorite beverage or at your private fenced in gunite pool with a view of the beach. This low maintenance home is move in ready allowing plenty of free time to stroll to the white sand beach and relaxing Gulf water. Close to shopping, entertainment, golf courses, schools and much more. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to own a piece of the coast!

MLS# 325587

$559,000 MLS# 334167

$499,000 MLS# 338759

$249,000 MLS# 336578




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Lynn Grego (228) 223.9903




This well-built custom home features a split floor plan with 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms downstairs, large bonus room upstairs with room to add a half bath, extensive crown molding throughout the home, beautiful custom detailed ceilings in dining & master bedroom, trimmed columns & door openings in dining & living room ceramic tile floors in baths, commercial grade laminate floors throughout the down stairs, granite counter tops in kitchen, baths & out door kitchen, glazed cabinets with easy close draws, under cabinet lighting, S.S. appliances, propane fire place, 8’ interior& exterior doors, alarm system, covered patio w/outdoor kitchen, built in grill, sink and wine cooler overlooking Beautiful views of the Pines Golf Course. This home looks and feels like a new home. Call for a showing.

This very well taken care of custom home features a split floor plan with 3 large bedrooms, built in shelves, a window seat in the front bedroom, the master bedroom has a built in desk & shelves, both bathrooms have built in storage, a dining room, the living room has beautiful wood stained beams running across the ceiling surrounded in crown molding, a brick fireplace with built in shelves, the sun-room overlooks a private back yard. Exterior wood soffit & fascia was painted about 2 years ago, outside storage off of double carport has a work bench. Seller will include 1-year home warranty with First American Home Warranty, $4,000 flooring allowance and all furniture in the house to remain. Call to take a look today

$329,900 MLS# 340073

MLS# 334636

Lindsey Richard (228) 216-8512 Lindsey.richard@


11073 N SHORE DR • BAY ST. LOUIS, MS Cozy, Rustic Fish Camp on Bayou Phillip with 50’ of Direct Bayou Frontage across from Natural Wetlands. The Camp is 1 Bed/1 Bath with Great Entertaining space in the Living Room and Kitchen/Dining Area! Most Furniture to remain. 2 story Pier to enjoy your coffee and watch the Sunrise or Crab and Fish off of the Bottom Level. Pull your Boat straight up after a Fun Day on the River. Downstairs storage room includes a bathroom and The property is set up to Host 2 individual Campers with Hookups! Built in 2010 come See the Piece of Heaven Today!

MLS# 336136


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Inventory is LOW, Prices are High! Call me today for a free Competitive Market Analysis.

7229 AKAKAI DR • DIAMONDHEAD, MS Looking for that One-of-a-Kind property? Well look no further...This Beautiful 3 Bed/2.5 Bath is made for the ultimate entertainer. Front and Back Porches as well as the back yard and under the house allow for so much party space! Brand new kitchen appliances come in the home that also offers a Great Master Suite, Great Spare Bedrooms, Upstairs Game Room/Man Cave with a Half Bath. Granite Counters and Tile Floors Throughout and this home offers a Heavy-Duty Lift on the Porch! This House is Situated between 2 wooded lots and has deer and other wildlife that visit frequently! Come see it for yourself!

MLS# 337245


6809 HILO ST. – DIAMONDHEAD, MS $1,585 a month Awesome 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath on the #8 Hole of the Pines in Diamondhead. Split Floor plan, all tile. Fireplace, Formal dining, Large heated/cooled sun room. Washer/Dryer included. 2 car garage. Lawn care included. Pets are negotiable. Call Alfonso Property Management 228-255-5288




Don’t Miss Out on this GEM...6 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 4862 Sq Ft On a Triple Lot with Water on 2 sides. Top Notch Finishes Throughout the home including Granite, Stainless Steel, 1 1/2’’ Laminate Flooring, and Tile. Entertaining Area with Bar Downstairs, Massive Man Cave, Electric Fireplace, Above Ground Pool....The List Goes On and On... Come see this Beauty for yourself! PRICE REDUCED

Perfect Investment Opportunity or First Time Home Buyers Dream! Cozy 2 Bed/2 Bath Updated Home with Tile Throughout. Completely Redone in 2007, Not in a Flood Zone! Extra room can be used as Office, Man Cave, Nursery! Huge Yard and Tons of Parking Located on a Dead End Street. Easy to Show...Come see it Today!

Cute Fishing Camp on a Double Lot ready for new Summer

MLS# 329427

$384,999 MLS# 339839

Memories! Completely remodeled with Cypress Floors this Camp offers 2 bedrooms and 1 bath! Downstairs is a Massive workshop space or can be completed to be a Man Cave, or another Bedroom! Enjoy 100’ on the water that will take you to the River! Priced to Sell!

$102,000 MLS# 334863


Call Alfonso Property Management, LLC 228-255-5288

2501 GULF AVE. #3 – GULFPORT, MS $1,200 a month 3-bedroom, 2 bath townhouse ready for move in! All appliances included. 2 cars allowed per parking regulations. Beautiful pool area. Call Alfonso Property Management 228-255-5288


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PUBLIC SERVICES KEEP DIAMONDHEAD BEAUTIFUL Keep Diamondhead Beautiful has been very hard at work these past few weeks with decorating the Guard House at the entrance to Diamondhead for the changing seasons/ holidays and with preparing to start work on our ‘Community Partner Grant’ that we received from Keep America Beautiful. This grant will provide plants to enhance the areas around the water/ sewer lift stations, kayak launches, and at East Rec. At the Diamondhead Dr N lift station we are planting clumping Bamboo in front of the fence facing DHN and on the left as well to screen it from the neighbor on that side. Three 12’ tall Crape Myrtles will also be planted in front of station. Along the roadway from the bridge to the access road, we are planting 9 Crape Myrtles. Both Kayak launches will see new plants going in. On the southside we are adding 3 Bald Cypress trees and a large palm tree. With help from the POA we will be cleaning out the existing Palm trees that have become hidden by the overgrowth along the canal just left of the launch. The Kayak launch on the northside will see several cold hardy palm trees added near the gate and shrubs planted along the fence row up Bayou Drive. The area at East Rec that was unfortunately, impro-


Keep DH Beautiful

Guard house at front entrance decorated for Fall and Veterans Day and the new flag pole.

perly cleared will see an addition of up to 40 Bald Cypress trees planted in groups of threes all along Diamondhead Drive East. The groupings will be similar to the plantings of the cypress in the median on the Southside. Final

placement of the Bald Cypress trees will take place once the area has been officially cleared for final clean up and planting. It will be very beautiful once completed. Thank you for bearing with us during this transition.

We are also very excited that our new 40’ flagpole has arrived and by the time you are reading this it will be up and flying its 8’x12’ flag. It should be a very impressive “Welcome to Diamondhead”.

The most important thing to begin with is A HUGE AND HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO THE DIAMONDHEAD CITY COUNCIL! They approved substantial funding for our library for the coming year, showing that they actively affirm its importance to the community. THEY ARE AWESOME!! Many people throughout history agree with them and also promote the importance of libraries. For example, Laura Bush said, “Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open”. Of course, that pertains to adults as well as children! In keeping with Mrs. Bush’s sentiment, the library will host an activity for children on December 1 from 1:00 to 2:30. Our first ever Teddy Bear Tea will be held that day. All children are invited to join in the fun, which will include games, a story or two, a craft, and refreshments. Bring your teddy bear and join us for a good time! Strength and Flexibility classes continue! Every Monday and Tuesday on 12/3 and 4; 12/10 and 11; 12/17 and 18. Come join us for an easy but effective workout in a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere! Make and Create will be held on Thursday, De-

cember 6 from 10 until noon. Come get those creative juices flowing! LSD (Literary Society of Diamondhead) Book Club meets on Wednesday, December 12, at 10:30. This month’s book is Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier. Time to enjoy some Christmas cheer and reflect on our first ten months! Santa’s coming to East Hancock Library on Thursday, December 13 at 6:00! Bring your kiddos and cameras and take a picture with the big guy! There will be refreshments and happy conversation for all! If you can’t make our fantastic Santa showing, you can see him in Waveland on 12/4, Pearlington on 12/6, or Kiln on 12/11. Check the library website for information on technology classes at our branch as well as others, and get details about the Authors and Characters luncheon held each month at the main branch in Bay St. Louis. There is a survey at the front desk of the library. By completing this brief form, you can help your library serve you better by requesting programs and materials that you would like, as well as giving your opinions on other library matters. This feedback helps tailor programs and informs book acquisition decisions for our branch. Take a minute to stop by and make your voice heard! See you at the library!


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5 star rating on Internet Real Estate sites

Brent Allison 228-216-1269 228-255-3550

Nell Frisbie 228-493-2024 228-255-3550



3 bed / bath This amazing house offers: crown molding throughout, large living room, formal dining room, double sided gas fireplace, breakfast area, big pantry/ laundry room, spacious master bedroom & closet, separate shower & jetted tub in master bathroom, double vanity, front porch, back deck, side entry garage, & so much more! $186,900

4 bed / 3 bath French 2 story house is situated on a gorgeous double lot totaling almost 1/2 an acre. Possible 4th bedroom. It is upgraded with custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, double oven, granite counter-tops, high ceilings, crown molding, Pella windows, marble flooring in entry foyer, hardwood flooring in living & dining rooms, over-sized fireplace, executive office, 2 custom tile showers, spacious master closet, & a large veranda overlooking azaleas & backyard. There are 2 sets of French doors leading to the Veranda & a bricked walkway to the bricked front porch. The house also offers large utility room, a Jack & Jill bathroom, carport, storage room, & more. Come check out this house & make it your home.

Marsha Buras 985-285-4690 228-255-3550




Super Location Upstairs Unit Overlooking Golf Course and Grove of Ancient Oak Trees. What a View From the Covered Balcony. Updated - New Central Heat & Air Unit - Solid Surface Counter Tops - Ceramic Backsplash New Refrigerator - Bath W/New Ceramic Tile Flooring - Wood Laminate Flooring - Condo Fee Includes Water - Sewer - Garbage - Termite - Fire Fee - Exterior Building Maintenance - Liability Insurance - Wind & Hail - Pool and Landscaping Maintenance - Street Lighting - MUST SEE

Ideal Starter or Retirement Home - 2 Bedroom - 2 Bathroom Open Floor Plan - Kitchen Totally Redone In 2012 New Cabinets - Quartz Counter Tops - Glass Sliding Doors Off Great Room and Master Bedroom On to Large And Deep Deck Across The Back Of The Home Overlooking Fenced And Wooded Backyard - Master Bath Features Large Whirlpool Tub And Bidet - Single Car Carport With Circular Drive Home Is Owner Occupied - Picture is Of Home When Vacant.

$54,900 MLS# 336182

6515 ALAKOKO • DIAMONDHEAD, MS This home has it all! 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Also includes a 3-car garage & workshop, extra RV parking, 10 x 12 detached storage building, and expanded rear patio. The interior is updated with gorgeous porcelain flooring, large gourmet kitchen with tons of cabinet and thick granite plus enormous family room. Enjoy the man cave (not included in sq. footage) or relax outside. This home includes a 40KW generator and roll down storm shutters on doors and windows. Remote security cameras surround the home for your security. Appliances only 1 year of age. House also has a deep well. Home Shield Warranty is assumable. MLS# 333317 $349,500



Custom built home in high & dry area. Excellent

High and dry parcel in desirable neighborhood.

neighborhood. Large office could be additional

Has a pond and trees. Deed restriction - no mobile

bedroom or den. Entry into great room with

homes allowed

formal dining. Plus eat in kitchen. Crown molding throughout. Deck overlooking back yard.

$125,000 MLS# 334397

$244,990 MLS# 316628


MLS# 330625

84120 LOLA DR • DIAMONDHEAD, MS Charming stucco and vinyl siding home with plenty of curb appeal. The home has a split bedroom plan, lots of closets, and updated eatin kitchen. High ceiling in the den and special lighting in cove ceiling in master add to the appeal. Fresh paint and new carpet make this home ‘move-in ready’’. This is the perfect size for a couple or single person. There is a large deck and storage area under the deck. The double garage also has extra storage! MLS# 340795 $150,000

DIAMONDHEAD OFFICE 4300 Gex Road Diamondhead, MS 39525 228-255-3550

BAY ST LOUIS OFFICE 1188 Highway 90 Bay St Louis, MS 39520 228-467-0244



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COMMUNITY DIAMONDHEAD COMMUNITY CHURCH 5301 Diamondhead Circle 228-255-5556, Coast Chorale: We are happy to support the Coast Chorale Choir. They will be preforming “In the Fullness of Time, He Came!” on Tuesday December 11th at 6:30 p.m.. The concert is free while donations are gratefully accepted. Worship Services: Services are held Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Holy Communion is served on the first Sunday of every month. The church has a diverse Music Ministry

program. The Chancel Choir is enjoyed during the 10 a.m. service from September through May. Also participating in worship throughout the year are a Handbell Choir, a Praise Band, and the Living Springs Singers. Our Wednesday Night Youth Program runs weekly from 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. The program is for Youth in Grades K thru 12. Youth are divided into groups according to school grades. Meals are provided at no cost. Two Adult Christian Education classes are offered each Sunday from 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. In addi-

tion, during the 10 a.m. service, children in grades K-5th meet for Children’s Church. Nursery care is available from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. each Sunday for infants through kindergarten.

DIAMONDHEAD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 5305 Noma Dr., 228-2556888 Services on Sundays are at 9 a.m. for our traditional service, the Heritage, and at 11 a.m. for our modern service called the Harbor. Sunday School is for all ages at 10 on Sundays. During the 9 and 11 services, our children are welcome to come to worship






with their parents or you may leave them in the nursery. Sunday at 5 p.m. Children’s and Youth Ministry (dinner provided). Call for Bible study info. DUMC helped the Hancock County Food Pantry provide a turkey for every family it services in the month of November. On Sunday, December 9th DUMC will have a Christmas Cantata. We will have a joint worship service at 10:00 am with a fellowship meal to follow. Our Children’s Ministry will be starting a Children’s Choir for kids Preschool-5th Grade! We will be singing a few songs for Christmas this year!

GRACE CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 9208 Edwin Ladner Rd. Pass Christian, 228-2553255 Pastor Stan Sunday morning: Bible study groups, 9:30; Worship, 10:30 - Sunday evening: Adult Bible study, 5. Call Grace Chapel for additional services and times

JACOB’S WELL BAPTIST CHURCH 29554 Vic Faye Road, Pass Christian, Ms. 39571 228-255-2555, Worship times on Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship, 10 a.m. Sunday School and 11 a.m. Worship



St. Thomas Episcopal Acolytes

CATHOLIC 9062 Kiln-Delisle Pass Christian, MS 228-255-1294 Mass Times: weekdays at 8 a.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 am, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration: Thursdays 8:30 am – 8:30 pm and Saturday 3:30 -4:00 pm

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 5303 Diamondhead Circle 228.255.9213, St. Thomas Episcopal Church is pleased to announce that our new rector, Rev. Mary Koppel, will be joining us for her first services on December 2, at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Please

join us in welcoming her to St. Thomas and to Diamondhead! You may call the office at 228.255.9213 for more information Caroline and Kate Tibbs, acolytes at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, recently presented a check for $400 to Paula Lee, the graduation coach and at-risk counselor at Hancock High School, for the Class of 2019 Fund for Needs. Funds were raised at the Annual Acolyte Spaghetti Fund Raiser at St. Thomas. Additional proceeds from the event were also donated to CASA of Hancock County. You are invited to worship with us at 8 a.m. and 10a.m. on Sundays. Our Wednesday services will be held at 5:30 p.m. with



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Community CONTINUED, FROM PAGE 8 potluck and program to follow. All are welcome to attend and participate.

ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH 5370 Kiln-Delisle Road, Kiln 228-255-1800 Mass Times Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM Monday: 8:00 AM Tuesday: 8:00 AM Wednesday: 8:00 AM Thursday: 8:00 AM Friday: 8:00 AM Saturday: 4:00 PM

HEBREW ROOTS BIBLE STUDY 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays starting July 4 at Diamondhead Country Club Kanaka Room Content: Messianic Hebrew Roots Bible Study (Read scriptures and determining the true meaning) Contact Person: Theo Reshew Phone Number: 228493-2566

S.P.C.A. OF DIAMONDHEAD, INC. P.O. Box 6481 Diamondhead, MS 39525 228-861-2287 In the November article, there was an inadvertent error. Thelma Hopkins is not resigning from the S.P.C.A., she is retiring as President, but will continue to serve on the Board as “Past President”. Sincere apologies to Thelma for

the incorrect information. For quite a while now there has been a problem with Snapping turtles maiming and/or killing the ducks in the large duck pond near the Community Center. The end of September, Thelma received a frantic phone message from a resident who was witnessing a huge snapping turtle attack one of the domestic geese at the pond. The caller was terribly distressed reporting that the goose was struggling, screeching and her children were crying. Thelma spoke with Toni Grey, Vice President, about the incident. Since Toni lives adjacent to the pond, she explained that she had been aware of the problem for years and has wanted to do something about it. This is the first time a resident has asked for our help, so Toni proceeded to find a solution to the over population of the Snapping Turtles. Toni called the POA office and was told to contact Wildlife and Fisheries because the POA does not get involved with relocating wildlife. Subsequently, she spoke with Robert Jones of the Museum of Natural Sciences in Jackson. He understood the problem completely and even told her that he has a video of a Snapping Turtle grabbing a porcupine, killing it and eating it. He explained that these turtles can grow to be 50 pounds or more and the females can lay up to 100 eggs. Mr. Jones wrote a letter to the POA office explain-


ing the process that could be followed to reduce the population of the Snapping Turtles. He recommended a professional trapper affiliated with USM in Hattiesburg. The POA office reiterated their position regarding the re- location of wildlife. Toni felt that she needed to bring the problem to the attention of the POA Board. They invited her to speak at the POA Membership meeting on October 19. Toni began her address by reminding everyone that the pond was a beautiful and peaceful introduction to Diamondhead and that families love feeding the ducks and geese. She noted that currently there is only one duck, one little mallard, three Muscovy’s, one of


MINUTES MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS DIAMONDHEAD COUNTRY CLUB AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. October 15, 2018 A regular meeting of the Board was held at the Diamondhead Country Club, Diamondhead, MS. President Bob Marthouse chaired the meeting and called it to order at 7:00 PM. Present were President Marthouse, Vice President Craig Harvey, Secretary Karen Rice, Treasurer Bill Hatchett, Director Gary Becker, Director Teresa

which is limping and six domestic geese, two of which are crippled. She explained to the residents that the turtles would not be killed....only relocated. The trapper will not remove all the turtles, just reduce the population.

The S.P.C.A. agreed to pay the trapper’s fee and all she needed from the POA Board was their approval. The Board did approve the proposal with the caveat that the trapper is self-insured and that he

will sign a release of liability from the POA. Unfortunately, the weather has turned too cool to trap turtles effectively now because they descend to the bottom of the pond for the winter. They will ascend in the Spring. The trapper has scheduled the job for March. The Spca of Diamondhead is in desperate need of a volunteer who is Facebook savvy and can help us with our Facebook page. If you can help, please call Toni Grey at 228-234-5396. We would like to hear from you with ideas or suggestions. Our phone number is 228-861-2287 and our email address is

Ertel, Director Dick Nolan, Director Donald Silcio, and Ex-Officio Pat Laird. Absent were Director Stewart Nutting and Director Jerome Tullier . Also present were General Manager Tom Koger and approximately 20 members. Minutes of the September 26, 2018, special meeting of the Board of Directors were approved as submitted. Financials – Due to time constraints the financials were not ready to be presented at the meeting. They will be prepared and presented at the next meeting on October 19, 2018. New Business: A Point of Sale System – A motion was made by Director Becker to approve

GM Koger’s recommendation for the Toast Point of Sale System, not to exceed $30,000. The motion was seconded by Director Ertel and passed unanimously. A Next Regular Meeting of the Board – Monday, November 19, 2018 A By-Laws Mandated Open Meeting – October 19, 2018. A short business meeting will be followed by a Town Hall Format event. Executive Session – The Executive Session was held at 6:00 PM prior to the evening’s meeting to discuss privileged legal and human resource matters. The Executive Session ended at 6:50pm. Member Forum – Two members addressed the Board. One with a concern about the number of snap-

ping turtles in the ‘duck pond’ and that they are attacking the ducks and geese. She was requesting permission to have a trapper relocate some of them. She will submit a proposal to the Board for consideration. Another member complimented the Board on being more open and transparent in the discussion on the point of sale motion. Adjournment – A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Secretary Rice and seconded by Vice President Harvey. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:30pm. Respectfully submitted, Karen H. Rice, Secretary Approved by action of the Board on October 19, 2018


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CLUBS DIAMONDHEAD WINE CLUB By Lou Ertel and Marshall Kyger

The Diamondhead Wine Club is dedicated to the exploration and enjoyment of wine. At each monthly tasting, we sample at least 6 different wines and learn a little about their history and origins. The Club is open to any who are interested in enjoying and learning about wine. Join us at our upcoming tastings: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6TH – DWC CHRISTMAS BASH – HIGH END REDS – 7:00 at the Club OK, so we usually throw in a white. This is our annual Christmas party with significant hors d’oeuvres and the finest wines of the year – wines suitable for a Christmas celebration. Cost is $50 for DWC members and $75 for guests (on a space available basis). Please make reservations by mailing your check payable to DWC to P. O. Box 6523, Diamondhead, MS 39525. Reservations are made upon receipt of your check. This event is for DWC members. Membership renewal is due by December 1st. Guests will only be allowed on a space available basis. Also, payment in advance is required. Reservations are based upon receipt of your check. More to follow! THURSDAY, JANUARY 17th – JOURNEY DOWN UNDER – 7:00 at the Club

As we head into Winter, it is summer South of the Equator including in Australia, the Land Down Under. This month we will focus on wines from the Southern Hemisphere, particularly from Australia and New Zealand although we may find one from Argentina, Chile or South Africa as well. Australia has several renowned wine regions including the Barossa Valley, the McLaren Vale and Coonawarra, all located in South Australia near Adelaide. While justly famous for their Shiraz, Australia also produces outstanding Cabernet, Chardonnay and other varietals. Their neighbor, New Zealand is especially noted for its Sauvignon Blanc but also produces a variety of great wines. Come see what we find! Cost is $35 for DWC members and $45 for guests. Please make reservations by mailing your check payable to DWC to P. O. Box 6523, Diamondhead, MS 39525 or by emailing Lou at or Marshall at

DIAMONDHEAD GARDEN CLUB Diamondhead City is once again a bird sanctuary! On Tuesday November 6, Diamondhead City Council voted to declare Diamondhead bird sanctuary as indicated in the proclamation presented by the Diamondhead Garden Club. In past years Diamondhead was designated

as a bird sanctuary under POA leadership. Being that Diamondhead as well as Mississippi are part of the spring and fall migratory bird path, Diamondhead Garden Club wanted our community to have the bird sanctuary designation in future years; the Club has worked on a resolution to promote this designation to Diamondhead City Council. Garden Club members placed blue bird houses on the golf courses and a Purple Martin house near Twin Lakes; we also plant bird, bee, and butterfly plants in our home gardens and other places. At our November meeting MS Extension Agent Christian Stephenson shared with us information about plants and flowers that will attract many birds, bees, and butterflies. In January the Garden Club will participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count as we observe the many varieties of birds we find in our community. At December meeting the Garden Club will celebrate the Holiday Season with a luncheon and plant exchange on Wed. Dec. 19 at Diamondhead Country Club; at 10am with a brief Garden Club meeting; also several members will share small Holiday arrangements; they will be been given small vases in which to create a display for the Holiday season. Many beautiful and interesting plants will be exchanged by our members; it’s always fun to speculate which unique or beautiful

change, not to exceed $15. Also, mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 19th from 2:00 until 4:00, at the Country Club. We will be hosting a free “Holiday Tea” open to the ladies of Diamondhead! Please come join us and bring a friend! There will be a collection of nonperishable food items or monetary donations for the Hancock Food Pantry; they are in need of both, especially at this time of year! Hope to see you for these fun events!


Pictured are the winners of the October Bridge Party: Cecilia Stout and Sara Miller.

plant that will go home with a member. We usually see plants that are on our “someday” list. Bring a plant and come join us for our delightful Holiday Celebration. For more Garden Club info, contact President Charlotte Crowe at 255-0870.

LADIES BRIDGE PARTY CLUB DECEMBER PARTY The date for our December party is December 14, 2018 at the Country Club. Arrival time is 9:15 and we shall begin playing bridge at 9:30. The Chairman of this party is Terre Settle and Marie Roots is the Co-Chairman. If you have any questions regarding

Ladies Party Bridge please contact, Terre at 255-9892 or Marie at 342-0371. The winners at the October party were Joyce Badgett First Place, Sara Miller Second Place, and Helen Robles Third Place. Our special prize went to Cecilia Stout. Diamondhead residents interested in becoming members should contact Terre Settle at 255-9892 or Gay Young at 255-1528.

DIAMONDHEAD WOMEN’S CLUB The December meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Country Club. Members will participate in a Christmas ornament ex-

November’s luncheon did not disappoint! The club gathered together on November 9th for its annualThanksgiving luncheon. This month’s guest speaker, Mary Ann Strickland with Coastal Hardware located on highway 603 in Kiln, MS, provided the club with a shopping treat by setting up a mini trunk show which wonderful since Christmas is just around the corner! Save the date for the Newcomers Christmas soiree! The luncheon will be held on December 14th at the Diamondhead Country Club at noon, and be prepared to laugh, eat and play games. Please bring a gift to play White Elephant. No need to purchase something new just wrap an item you love, but no longer use!



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Boaters Halloween Party a ghoulish success



2019 Boaters Royal Hippie Court L-R Paul and Carol Magers Wyrosdick, Cheryl and Bob Saak, Queen and King Elect Mary Craig and Joe “John Lennon” Murray, Linda and Harold Dawley. (Missing from the Court this night were Cherie and Phil Ramseur.)

The entire cast of Gilligan’s Island won first prize for best group. They are (L to R): Roger and Roxanne Worak, Jimmy Brownell, Kathy and Rich Lindquist, Teresa and Louis Ertel.

By Sue W. Foster

The Diamondhead Boaters Association held an extraordinarily ghoulish Halloween Party at the Country Club recently. Original costumes included the entire cast of Gilligan’s Island (Grand Prize Winner for Best Group) the cast of The Wizard of Oz (Prize for Best Male Costume Chuck Ingraham), a group of slightly over-the-hill funky hippies made up of the 2019 King and Queen Elect and Court Joe and Mary Craig Murray, including John Lennon; a large assortment of witches, wizards, black cats, devils, warlocks, nuns and popes and priests; cop and robber Jeannie Carapetian and Albert Carapetian;


The Wicked Witch of the West Paula Gonzalez and the Scarecrow Ron “If he only had a brain” Rech.

plus Amy Farafowler and Seldon — Eva and Haws Amos — from the Big Bang Theory and other fun and

original costumes. No one can say we don’t have a good time in Diamondhead!

Best Female Costume Prize went to Victoria Magers as a stunning Elvira.


Cop Jeannie Carapetian caught her man Albert dead to rights cavorting with another lovely lady, Mary Alice Sierveld.


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Krewe of Olympus Annual Derby By Mary Alice Sierveld, Krewe Secretary

Hanging horses in the Emerald ballroom??? Yes, and horses on the tables and decorating the stage. The ballroom was transformed into Diamondhead Downs, the site of the Krewe of Olympus 11th annual Derby night. It’s our big fundraiser of the year, benefiting the Hancock Food Pantry. This super fun event was started by Don Kraemer and was chaired this year by Krewe President Betty Maxwell. Proud sponsors of the derby were Diamondhead Council Member Ward 2 Alan Moran,

North Bay Auto Center, Savoies Foods, Paulette Synder, realtor with RE/ MAX, State Senator Philip Moran, and Olympus President Betty Maxwell. So what goes on at a derby in a ballroom?? Six jockeys lined up on the stage, and when two giant dice were thrown by the race’s sponsor, the jockey would advance a space. The first one to move 10 spaces won the race. The fifth race was the Super Hero Race, run by male jockeys in capes! The sixth race was the Presidential Sweepstakes, run by the winners of the previous 5 races, who were Lenore Madden, Colleen Welch,

Ja’net Bonura, Cassandra Godbold, and David Motz. The owner of winning horse received a monetary award and was declared the Overall Derby Winner. Ja’net Bonura now holds that title. So what’s a derby without betting?? Rick Sierveld, our Pit Boss, and his hardworking staff, Kelly Kennedy, John McDonough, Sue Foster, and Katherine Larsen efficiently took the money from the eager betters. They changed real money for funny money, which they used to bet on each race. Winning and losing tickets were drawn at the end of the evening for fabulous door prizes. The 50/50 was won by Robin Meith. All of this frivolity could not have happened without the hard work of Chairperson Betty Maxwell, Music Man Doug Maxwell,



Emcee Bobby Emry, Referee Paul Larsen, Chef Eli and his staff who put on a great buffet, and lots of prize donors. Olympus is the only Krewe that puts on a big early fund raiser. The event is open to Krewe members and friends and we welcome new members. We’re a small Krewe and we like it that way! We treasure the unique events and customs that set us apart from the other Krewes. Call Membership Chair Mary Alice Sierveld at 363-1923 for more information.

The Krewe of Diamondhead holds Annual 2018 Country Western party By Kathryn Larsen

Western revelers were greet to the Emerald Ballroom at the Diamondhead Country Club October 13, 2018. All sorts of cowboys, sheriffs, saloon girls, Indians and cowgirls were entertained by RedLine band. Prizes were awarded



Betty Maxwell, Krewe President, rolling the big dice

Court Elect John Kirschenbaum, Dinah Rhoades, Renee Kirschenbaum, Ron Rhoades , Penny and Henry Majors

Ja’net Bonura, jockey, Overall Derby Winner

Sara Schafer, Best Costume

for best costumes, with the band judging. Sara Schafer won as well as Susan Hightower for most original costume, Minnie Pearl. A country western buffet was enjoyed with all the traditional barbecue food offered.


Susan Hightower for most original costume, Minnie Pearl


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Clubs CONTINUED, FROM PAGE 12 The groups themed luncheons are held September through May on the second Friday of every month. The dues are $20 a year, and $15 per each luncheon. So, if you are interested in having fun join the Newcomers Club! Reservations are recommended. Please call Roxanne Worak 504-220-7641 or check out the clubs Facebook page, for any information or to register.

THURSDAY MORNING LINE DANCERS (Formally Friday Morning) Lessons and dancing are held from 10:00 - 11:00 am on Thursdays at the Diamondhead Community Center. Led by Molly. Everybody is welcome. Bring suggestions for new dances you want to learn or favorites you already know. Great exercise, great fun and FREE. FOR DETAILS OR CANCELLATIONS see our website:

WEDNESDAY MORNING AEROBICS Aerobics, led by Molly, are held from 9:30-10:00 am on Wednesday at the Diamondhead Community Center. You may wish to stay on for a Tai Chi class led by Paula. 10:00-11:00


plicate Bridge Club meets at 1:00 pm each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Diamondhead United Methodist Church. All bridge players are welcome. If you have a question or need a partner, don’t hesitate to call Janelle Kunellis 228 234 1343. The club’s website is Our winners in October were: Monday, October 1 — 1st Janelle Kunellis & Alice Ladnier Monday, October 8 — 1st N-S Don Hopes & Janelle Kunellis 1st E-W LaWayne Eberhart & Bill Weed Monday, October 15 — 1st N-S Lesly White & Marjorie Ezell 1st E-W Suzanne Baer & Linda Denechaud Monday, October 22 — 1st Linda Denechaud & Suzanne Baer Monday, October 29 — 1st Arun Limaye & Robert Shearer Wednesday, October 3 — 1st N-S Janelle Kunellis & Kelly Kennedy 1st E-W ChiChi Tucker & Cynthia Allen Wednesday, October 10 — 1st N-S Cynthia Allen & Irma Welch 1st E-W Marie Picou & Janelle Kunellis Wednesday, October 17 — 1st Marian & JC Price Wednesday, October 24 — 1st N-S Eileen & John O’Brien 1st E-W ChiChi Tucker & Shirley Hopes Wednesday, October 31 — 1st Caroline Fisher & Bruce Stinson Friday, October 5 — 1st N-S Joan Schenck & Daryl


Fisher 1st E-W Janelle Kunellis & Kelly Kennedy Friday, October 12 — 1st N-S Lesly White & Joan Schenck 1st E-W Janelle Kunellis & Kelly Kennedy Friday, October 19 — 1st N-S Joan Schenck & Daryl Fisher 1st E-W Janelle Kunellis & Kelly Kennedy Friday, October 26 — 1st N-S Cynthia Allen & John Lane 1st E-W Marian & JC Price

DIAMONDHEAD TOASTMASTERS Reasons to join Toastmasters: A Self-Confidence A Learn Communication Skills A Become a Better Speaker A Develop Better Listening Skills A Stronger Leadership Skills A Improves Job Interview Skills A Helps you think on your feet A Enlarge your network and influence Toastmasters on your resume shows your employer that you are interested in further developing your skills. Diamondhead Toastmasters meets every 1st and 3rd Monday 5:30- 6:30 at the Diamondhead Community Center, 5300 Diamondhead Circle, Diamondhead, MS. We meet in the Card Room and enter through the library. December dates are on Dec 3rd and 17th. Come join us. We encourage visitors to learn more

about Toastmasters at no cost. A fun, safe, encouraging, learning environment. Questions? Call or Text Jeana Weiss 228-493-4673

WEDNESDAY LADIES BRIDGE The Ladies Bridge Group meets every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at the Country Club. The latest winners were: Sept. 12: 1st Marie Roots, 2nd Carole Ware; Sept. 19: 1st Jane Pace, 2nd Terre Settle; Oct. 3: 1st Terre Settle, 2nd Carole Hare; Oct. 24: 1st Conchetta Donnelly, 2nd Carole Hare. Anyone who would like to play is invited. You do not need a partner or call. If you have any questions, call Terre Settle at 2559892.

VFW POST 2880 By Donald E. Ball, Adjutant

Kevin Allemand Jr. selected Teacher of the Year VFW Post 2880 of Diamondhead announced that Kevin Allemand of Hancock County High School was selected Teacher of the Year for 2018. Kevin teaches U.S. Government and Economics at Hancock High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Mississippi, and a Master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, with emphasis on Student Affairs Administration. He was selected as the Hancock High School STAR Teacher for 2018 and was named the 2018 University Of Mississippi Practitioner Of Distinction. He epitomizes professionalism and

Kevin Allemand Jr.

Kevin Allemand Jr.

is a true leader. Additionally, Kevin sponsors multiple student organizations. As sponsor of the History and Government Club, he has taken students across Mississippi and to Washington D.C. for history competitions, but he is most known for his annual Look Around Mississippi trip. Six years ago Kevin began taking students on a four day journey around Mississippi so as to foster an understanding and appreciation of Mississippi and American history. To date, students have visited over 20 Mississippi towns and cities and have visited museums, heard lectures from university professors and had the opportunity to meet state legislators, Governor Bryant and Civil Rights Leaders Charles Evers and

Ed King. Students come to class on the first day asking “Where are we going this year?” Moreover, last year he brought every HHS student in a social studies class to visit the traveling Vietnam Wall. As the Chair of the History Department, he works diligently to ensure HHS students receive the quality education they deserve. He is always searching for new curriculum resources and always striving to make Hancock High a better place to learn. His Teacher Of The Year credentials will now be forwarded to the VFW District 1 for further competition, and from there to the VFW state level, and from there to the VFW National level. We fully expect Kevin to win at every level of competition.


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Bring the Holidays HOME this season. Merry Christmas from 228-255-2600 • | 5400 Indian Hill Blvd., Diamondhead, MS 39525 Locally owned and operated for over 34 years 646 APELEHAMA COURT


Custom built 3BR/3.5 BA Country French home on 2 lots. Old Chicago brick. All exterior French doors are antique cypress and have working shutters. 2x6 exterior/interior/framing. Heart pine flooring in foyer, formal dining, great room, half bath & hallways. Brick flooring in kitchen. Eat in kitchen w/large center island, granite countertops. All bedrooms have their own baths and are very private. Main bedroom has French doors to courtyard,2 walk in closets, large bath w/spa tub & walk in shower. Large, private courtyard w/access from many rooms. MLS #341008


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Beautiful updated main house and an additional 432 sq ft guest cottage. 3BR,2BA with large, fenced lot with extensive landscape (oak trees, camellias, azaleas, hydrangeas). This lovely home has been updated featuring wood & ceramic tile flooring. Fresh paint and crown molding. Granite countertops. Master suite has “fogged barn door” entry to bath, his/hers vanity and walk in closet. The rear sunroom is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Abundance of storage. Oversized 2 car garage with workshop area. MLS #339594


3BR,2.5BA turn key home ready for new owners. Located minutes from beach without flood insurance requirements. Close to shopping, restaurants & more. Enjoy the large privacy fenced in backyard, ample storage, updated fixtures. Front load washer, dryer, and French style refrigerator to remain. Granite, metal roof, double carport. Quiet neighborhood. Family room, eat in kitchen & half bath on main level. Owners suite, full bath, &2 guest rooms upstairs. Updated flooring in bedrooms. MLS #339707



3BR,2BA brick home in the country on 1.5 acres. Has lots of potential with some updating and TLC. House being sold AS IS, Where is, partially furnished. MLS #339596

2br/2ba absolute best location if you are looking for a beautiful, immaculate waterfront home that feels secluded on 2.2 acres but is close to entertainment, shopping & beaches. Large deck perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or sunsets & entertaining. Large bedrooms. Open kitchen/dining/family room. Plenty of paved area underneath. Wonderful home or perfect weekend get-a-way. MLS #338955

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Jacob Ainsworth

3BR/2.5BA ready to move in. This home offers new HVAC, updated kitchen, updated fixtures. Offering the most desired split bedroom plan. Each bedroom offers space enough for large furniture. ½ bath located between the kitchen, living and garage areas. Spacious kitchen for planning the big dinner & large dining area. Play/sunroom located just off kitchen. High ceilings & full wall fireplace makes this oversized living room the perfect place to enjoy time with friends & family. Home on 3 full sized lots. MLS #341064



HUGE PRICE REDUCTION 3br/2.5ba updated home in new condition with water access. Hardwood floors & new finishings throughout, stylish molding, large main floor master bedroom suite with jacuzzi style tub, separate shower & linen & walk in closet. Vaulted ceilings in the great room w/skylights, custom built ins, cozy fireplace & great views of the large back yard. Breakfast room& a dedicated dining room. All appliances remain. 2 guest bedrooms upstairs with bathroom. Don’t overlook the carriage house style 2 car garage, new back deck, and new sod. MLS #336495

Jennifer Warton

Leslie A Ladner

5BR/3.5BA top quality construction w/every imaginable extra/ upgrade. Architectural excellence throughout. Built by Structures of Diamondhead-on 1.5 lots, golf course views from balcony. 2 master ensuites-1 upstairs w/balcony & wet coffee bar&1 downstairs w/2 walk in closets;3 gas fireplaces; designer ceilings; gourmet kitchen w/alder custom cabinets & wine cooler;3 zoned heat pumps; surround sound; security sys; sprinkler sys; triple garage. MLS #320642

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Let the festivities begin! We have fun events planned for December and we hope you will attend one, or event better, all of them. Please remember, if you haven’t used your POA coupon, they need to be redeemed by the end of the month. There are no restrictions. Use them for the Sunday Brunch Christmas Buffet, Steak Night or in the 19th Hole. Catch your favorite college game and the Saints with us in the 19th Hole! We offer drink specials as well as a tailgate menu. 82-inch TVs make for excellent viewing! Prohibition ended on December 5, 1933, and we’re going to celebrate in the 19th Hole! Wear your favorite Prohibition Era (think Elliot Ness, flapper, gangster) costume and you may be one of our three costume prize winners! We will offer 15% off drinks from 6:00 to closing. If you dare, try one of our Moonshine cocktail specials: A Moonshine Kamikaze A Moonshine Cosmopolitan

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Martini Margarita Christmas Eve the kitchen closes at 2:00 pm and the 19th Hole closes at 3:30. We are closed Christmas Day but will be back the 26th at 7:30 am. Due to our New Year’s Eve Celebration, the 19th Hole will close at 6:30 pm on December 31. We will reopen at 11:00 am January 1 and will have pre-made sandwiches and soup. We will be back to our normal operations on January 2. By popular demand, Bon Operatit! will be back with us for dinner and a show on Friday, December 7. Cocktails at 6:00 and dinner starts at 6:30. The menu is Chateaubriand with a rosemary demiglace, asparagus in a piccata sauce over roasted potatoes and warm apple cobbler with a small scoop of ice cream. Bon Operatit! will be performing A NOLA Noel. Wonderful way to get you in the Christmas spirit! $60.00 per person. Reservations required by noon, December 7. Call (228) 255-2918. Our Sunday Christmas Buffet will be on December 23. Reservations start at 11:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. We will offer sliced inside baron of roast beef, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli, green beans, tossed salad, apple cobbler and pumpkin pie. This is in addition to our Omelet Bar and Breakfast Buffet! $21.95 per person. Reservations are required by 10:00 am, DeA Moonshine


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top A Dessert will be a New Year’s Parfait. Grand Marnier soaked pound cake layered with raspberries in Chambord and topped with a white chocolate whipped cream Dancing begins at 8:30 to one of the Club’s favorite bands, Razzoo. Of course, we will have a champagne toast at midnight. Finish the evening in the Dining Room with breakfast of scrambled eggs, grits, bacon, hash browns and biscuits. $75.00 per person. Reservations are required by noon, December 31.

THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIALS In addition to our regular dinner menu and $23.95 Prime Rib Special we will offer a variety of

Thursday night specials in December. Check us out! Dec. 6: Asian Night with egg drop soup, sweet & sour chicken, pork & fried pineapple rice. Two for $23.00. Please note, the Dining Room will be closed for a private party but dinner will be available in the 19th Hole. Dec. 13: Mexican Night featuring tortilla soup, quesadillas, chicken burritos, refried beans, southwestern corn with black beans. Two for $23.00! Dec. 20: Shrimp, crawfish & grits in a casserole. Adults $16.95. Or, chicken pot pie topped with a flaky pastry crust. Two for $23.00 Dec. 27: Italian Night Buffet. Start with a glass of house wine for ½ price. The buffet features minimeatball subs, lasagna,

chicken parmesan and green beans. Served with garlic bread, tossed salad and a cannoli. $16.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids.

FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIALS Rain or shine, we are grilling our Certified Angus and Angus Prime Beef! Our regular dinner menu is available as well as the following specials. Dec. 7: Blackened Redfish with seared scallops adorned with a lime hollandaise. $23.95 -ORChicken Cordon Bleu. A chicken breast lightly breaded and stuffed with thinly sliced ham, Swiss cheese and a Béchamel sauce. $17.95 Dec. 14: Sea Trout topped with a crab cake

Diamondhead Golf Shop Annual Sale

Begins Dec, 4 and ends Dec. 15. Each day the Golf Shop will add a new discount for instock items. Once an item is on sale it will stay on sale for the duration, but come early so the item you want is still available.

On the first day of Christmas my Golf Shop gave to me... Tues., Dec. 4 - Extra 20% off shirts Weds., Dec. 5 - Extra 20% off outerwear Thurs., Dec. 6 - Extra 20% off headwear Fri., Dec. 7 - Extra 15 % off footwear Sat., Dec. 8 - 15% off golf bags Sun., Dec. 9 - Extra 5% off golf balls Mon. , Dec. 10 - Extra 15% off gloves Tues., Dec. 11 - 15% off gps/rangefinders Weds., Dec. 12 - 15% off drivers Thurs., Dec. 13 - 30% off umbrellas Fri., Dec. 14 - 25% off wedges Sat., Dec. 15 - 25% off putters Keep in mind that all Diamondhead POA members receive 20% off any in-stock apparel items and the above apparel discounts are in addition to your regular discount. All Golf Shop credit will be cleared from the books on Weds., Dec. 19. Members should plan accordingly. Any special orders using Golf Shop credit must be placed by Mon., Nov. 26 to meet the deadline for our credit clearance day. Diamondhead Golf Shop • 228 255-3910 •


As we celebrate our 20th anniversary in the city of Diamondhead, we at USI realize our responsibility to the community as the gateway of Diamondhead, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We extend thanks to Kevin Messina, owner/operator of Landscaper's Edge, and to Scott Johnson, for manicuring and maintaining our property.

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USl's three-generation, family-owned/operated business, two of whose members reside in the city of Diamondhead, takes this opportunity to express appreciation to our current and past loyal customers, employees, and management for your business and dedication. It is because of you that we have been able to provide storage of your valuables in a clean, safe, state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility, with new cameras, newly-carpeted hallways throughout, and updated offices, while providing professional and friendly service. We invite you to give us a call at (228) 255-0044 Charles H. Johnson, Jr., President and CEO


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style stuffing with shrimp and a Cajun parmesan cream sauce. $28.95 -OR7-oz. certified Angus filet cooked outside then topped with 2 shrimp and lump crab meat topped with a lemon-lime Béarnaise. $29.95 Dec. 21: Seafood combo of lump crab and lobster claw sautéed in garlic and placed over a 12-oz. Ribeye then topped with a lemon lime hollandaise. $32.95 Dec. 28: Fried Georgia Grit Cake placed under a 7-oz. beef tenderloin (cooked outside) and topped with a shrimp and crawfish meat. Covered with a blackened style Cajun parmesan with black table pepper. $32.95

SOMETHING NEW IS ON I T S WAY . . . Watch for our MOVE! We can’t wait to show off our new location.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019! Get your Christmas shopping done here. Many gift sets and gift ideas to help you check off that Christmas list.

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Absolut 750ml $19.09 Bacardi Rum 1.75L $19.99 Blue Chair Bay rum $16.99 Capt. Morgan 1.75L $28.99 Crown Royal 750ml $25.00 Fireball 1.75L $25.19 Jim Beam 1.75L $29.99 Grey Goose 750ml $29.99 New Amsterdam Vodka $19.99 Glenlivet 12yr $47.15

CHAMPAGNE Cook’s 750ml $7.20 Freixenet $9.99 Korbel $12.59 Chandon Brut $19.99 Veuve Cliquot Yellow $57.35

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SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIALS TWO FOR $22 SPECIALS Our regular dinner menu is available, and our House special is a full-size filet with salad, vegetable and baked potato. $17.95 Dec. 1: Fresh Eggplant Parmesan. Two layers of fried eggplant layered with fresh tomato sauce and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Served with a salad & green beans. Dec. 8: Three Piece

Fried Chicken dinner (breast, leg and thigh). Served with mashed potatoes, white chicken gravy, fresh glazed carrots and fried okra. Dec. 15: 6-inch meatball sub with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese. Served with home fries and a tossed salad. Dec. 22: Grilled Chicken Breast with a parmesan cheese sauce placed over wilted spinach and a wild rice pilaf mixed with diced

carrots and green peas. Dec. 29: Open-faced 9-ounce prime rib sandwich placed over toasted Texas toast. Served with cream peas, mushrooms and carrots and a baked potato and tossed salad. $19.95 -ORChili Cheese Fries topped with tenderloin tips, cheddar and melted mozzarella. Garnished with green onions and jalapeño pepper.


As we wrap up yet another great year of golf at Diamondhead Country Club we hope you will consider wrapping up your holiday season by supporting your DCC Golf Shop. We will once again host our “12 Days of Christmas” Sale running December 4th through December 15th. We encourage all DPOA members to check out this annual sale for their holiday buying. The DCC Golf Shop offers more than just golf equipment. You can purchase lifestyle items such as Oakley sunglasses, Diamondhead wind shirts, jackets, and fleece. Don’t forget that the golf shop is receiving new items regularly and we just received a large order of collegiate logo’d apparel...where are our LSU fans? Please stop by and check out our inventory. We might just have something you are

looking for. Diamondhead Upcoming events: Property Owners should November 26 – Last day take advantage of their to place special orders 20% discount on all regusing tournament credit ularly priced apparel in the December 2 – U.S. Kids golf shop. We also have Golf Gulf Coast Junior some select apparel lines Tour Event on sale right now…buy December 4 – Begin one, get one free! Your Golf DCC’s Golf Shop 12 Days Shop is open Monday of Christmas Sale through Sunday from 7am December 9 - Golf Am - 5pm. Top apparel brands Tour are available such as CutDecember 15 – End ter & Buck, Foot Joy, Under DCC’s Golf Shop 12 Days Armour, Antigua and of Christmas Sale more. December 15 – DMGA We have also added a Play Day Event very nice golf gift card this December 19 – Last Day holiday season. As a speto Use Golf Shop Credit cial offer running DecemDecember 24 – Christber 9ththrough December mas Eve (9am Shotgun 25th, the golf gift card will Start for all play; one be available for only $40 course open; golf course and will include one round and golf shop closes at of golf with cart (expires 1pm) 9/30/19) and a DCC logo’d December 31 – New cap … perfect for the golfer Year’s Eve (9am Shotgun that is difficult to buy for. Start for all play; one If you have tournament course open; golf course credit, please remember and golf shop closes at that all golf shop credit 1pm) must be used by WednesJanuary 1 – Happy New day, December 19th. After Year! Golf Course and Golf this date all golf shop cred- Shop open regular hours it remaining on the books SEE SPORTS, PAGE 23 will be locked and cleared.


Sports CONTINUED, FROM PAGE 22 January 19 – Double Black Diamond ... Superintendent’s Revenge tournament (open to all) During this time of year it is critical that we all fix two ball marks and fill two divots every hole ... any two will do ... they don’t have to be yours! We look forward to seeing you “PLAY MORE GOLF.” Let us know how we can help.

DMGA By Ernie Knobloch

On Saturday, December 10, a play date will be held followed by a meal and the Annual Meeting where officers for 2019 will be elected. It’s time for some new guys to step up and run the DMGA Board in 2019. Basically you just have to volunteer to be on the Board. Can we count on you? Al Mast made a Hole-inOne on #13 of the Pine. Congratulations! The ABCD 2 BEST Balls format was played three times last month. The best overall team score was a -30 recorded by Ray Badgett, Al Corban, Paul Painter and Tom Woolbright. The second best round was shot by Gene Demedicis, Tony Palmature, Marty Herndon and Ron Rech with a – 28. Both of those rounds showed some outstanding scoring. In the PEERS format the team of Dick Armstrong, Charles Cangelosi, Al Mast and Ralph Strader led the scoring with an excellent team score of +5. The second best scores were “Even” shot by Mike Cava-

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taio, Warren Morgan and Billy Stroud plus Harold Garrett, Pat Jarrell, Gary Riera and Bill Roofner. The Mixed Bag format continued the outstanding team scoring when Paul Cain, Dave Harris, Dave Stein and Ralph Strader recorded a – 21 followed by Marty Herndon, Paul Painter, Bill Roofner and Tyrone Sartin with a -18. The POINTS format produced scoring of +9 by Lee Bell, Bernie Breen, Dave Gibbons and Robert S. Smith followed by Ray Badgett, Gene Demedicis, Marty Herndon and Ron Rech Rech with +5. As you review the best scoring last month, the names of Ray Badgett, Bill Roofner, Marty Herndon, Ralph Strader and Gene Demedicis were mentioned at least twice; good month of scoring for them. In the Closest to the Pin competition, only Warren Morgan won twice while there were 22 other individual winners. The Top Ten money winners going into December are Ton O’Connell, Gene Demedicis, Marty Herndon, Ernie Knobloch, Berni Breen, Mike Cavataio, Pat Jarrell, Tony Palmature, Tyrone Sartin and Warren Alexander. In terms of number of times winning Closest-tothe-Pin Mike Cavataio has 14 wins followed by Tom O’Connell with 12 and Gene Demedicis with 9. Sixty other players have won at least once. Three other rule changes for Senior Golfers beginning in 2019 are: A Rule 2.d.6 (B) – A ball hitting a tree shall be

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DWGA: 1st Place Division Winners: Debbie Wolf – Champion; Dianne Ackerman – Senior; Jodi Crosby – Super Senior; Amy Swint – Black Tee Div.

deemed NOT to have hit the tree. This is simply bad luck and luck has no place in a scientific game. The senior player must estimate the distance the ball would have traveled if it had not hit the tree, and play the ball from there. A Rule 3.B.3(G) – There shall be no such thing as a lost ball. The missing ball is on or near the course and will eventually be found and pocketed by someone else, thereby making it a stolen ball. The senior player is not to compound the felony by charging himself with a penalty. Remember to play and attend the Annual Meeting on Saturday, December 10th!

DWGA NEWS Here we go again. Try as we might the DWGA had another tough going since the last newspaper edition. No heat, just rain! We did manage to get in a few good events. They are as follow. During October the DWGA Club Championship was scheduled. One day was played on the Pine and the next time the


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DWGA: 2nd Place Division Winners: Teresa Ertel – Champion; Colleen Jones – Senior; Lottie Williams – Super Senior

tournament was played on the Cardinal. A big thank you goes to all the ladies who participated. The scores rally were good the first date but really changed the second play date. These are the money winners by their respective Photo provided


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CONTINUED, FROM PAGE 23 division and their combined score. Championship Division Winners: Debbie Wolf with a total score of 172 for first and Teresa Ertel with a total score of 173 for second. That was some great playing! Senior Division Winners: Dianne Ackerman with a total score of 190 for first and Colleen Jones with a total score of 212 for second. Super Senior Division Winners: Jodi Crosby with a score of 195 for first, Lottie Williams with a total score of 205 for second, Carol Kirschenbaum with a total score of 206 for third, and Marion Wideman with a total score of 209 for fourth. Black Tee Division: Amy Swint was the winner with a total score of 183. Birdies for this tournament were from Cassandra Godbold with 3, Teresa Ertel with 2, and Colleen Jones with 1. This was a great tournament and a good turnout. You could tell the scores were competitive but still fun. On October 18 the game was individual points. First Flight winners were: 1stJoyce Teerling, 2nd-Lottie Williams, and a tie for 3rd with Rita Durham and Dianne Ackerman. Second Flight winners were 1stColleen Jones, 2nd-Joanne Fried, and 3rd Billie Crowley. Debbie Wolf had the lone birdie. Closest to the pin winners were:#4-Lottie Williams, #7-Colleen Jones, #13 and #17 Debbie Wolf. Chip-Ins were from

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DWGAN: Flight 1 Winners: Ann Nutting, Carroll Gothie, Susie Fontenot

Rita Durham, Joyce Teerling, and Billy Crowley. October 27 got cancelled. Sorry. And wouldn’t you know it, November 8 was also cancelled due to rain! As of this writing the DWGA had the Invitational Tournament scheduled the first week in November and guess what?? Rain. Rain. Rain. It was rescheduled to a Wednesday the following week but the weather again was not looking too promising. The rain came but the field of players persevered and finally got the tournament in with a few rain delays and horn blasts. Play safe and expect some bad shots. Let’s hope for good weather to come.

this month’s winners are as follows: Flight #1 - Low Gross, Ann Nutting; Low Net, Carol Laux; and Low Putts, Kathie Pierson. Flight #2 - Low Gross, Margaret Sherwood; Low Net, Beryl Laird; and Low Putts, Pat VanDervort. Flight #3 - Low Gross, Jerry Ingraham; Low Net, Marsha Biestek; and Low Putts, Ruthie O’Neill. On Thursday, October 4th, the Nines and the 18-Hole gals combine their efforts to support our Annual Pink Heart Tournament. This year’s event raised $2,300, which Linda DeParto presented to Joan Nicely of the Pink Heart Funds. We know what good these funds can do for her organization, and we are proud to provide DWGAN GOLFING NEWS support each year. FROM OCTOBER 2018 Mother Nature took By Shirley Halterman charge on Tuesday, OctoLooks like Fall is really ber 9th, causing us to cancoming to Diamondhead. cel golf for the day. AddiUnfortunately, with the bit tionally, the we were uncooler temperatures we are able to play our scheduled also getting a lot of rain, Shamble on the following which tends to put a Tuesday, October 16th, damper on some of our because of a large tournagolf activities. ment being held at our As usual, the first Tuescourses. Tuesday, October day of each month is our 23rd didn’t turn out any “Trophy” play day. And, better weatherize, and play

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DWGAN: Linda DeParto presents Pink Hearts Fund check to Joan Nicely.

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DWGAN: Theresa Mauterer, 2018 Nines Club Champion

also had to be cancelled. Normally, our Nines Gals play our Two-Day Club Championship in August of each year. This year we found it necessary to reschedule it for Tuesday, October 30th, and the following Tuesday, November 6th. I delayed writing this article by a few days so as to include the results of this yearly event. On the 30th, although the weather began a bit foggy, all the gals entered got in the first nine holes (playing the back of the Cardinal Course). The following week, on November 6th, we again ventured out to compete in this Championship (this time playing the front holes of the Cardinal Course). Skies were

Jack Abney, Men’s Open Champion

Debbie Wolf, Ladies Open Champion

Danny Schaus, Men’s Senior Champion

Cassandra Godbold, Ladies Senior Champion

Norwood Landreneau, Men’s Grand Masters Champion

Amy Swint, Ladies Grand Masters Champion

Tom Amedee, Men’s Super Senior Champion

Jodi Crosby, Ladies Super Senior

Mateo Jimenez, Boys Junior Champion

Katelynn Altese, Girls Junior Champion

cloudy and a bit threatening, but we were not daunted even playing the last couple of holes in somewhat steady rain. Back at the Clubhouse for our luncheon celebration, we may not have looked our best, but we had the satisfaction of having completed our task. This year’s overall DiamondHead Nines Club Champion with the lowest 2-day Gross score was Theresa Mauterer. Great job, Theresa, even though the conditions were not the best you made us proud. Low Net winners for Flight #1 were: 1st Place Ann Nutting, 2nd Place Susie Fontenot, and 3rd Place - Carrroll Gothie. For Flight #2, the winners consisted of: 1st Place Kathie Pierson, 2nd Place Nancy Sislow, and 3rd Place, Shirley Halterman.

During this competition, we also reward those who scored the Longest Drive in each Flight and the Closest-to-the-Pin. Longest Drive winners were: Sue Richards in Flight #1, Judi Brannon in Flight #2 and Marsha Roberts in Flight #3. Closest to the Pin winners were: Ann Nutting in Flight #1 and Nancy Sislow in Flight #2. No one got on the green in the Third Flight. Mary Mizell got a chip-in on hole #18 on the 30th. Applause, Applause to all who participated!


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December 2018 Diamondhead News  
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