Page 1

Yoakum Herald-Times, WednesdaY, december 18, 2013 —

PAGE 1B

STRAIGHT FROM SANTA’S MAILBAG

In the spirit of the season, we’re pleased to share these heartwarming letters from Santa’s youngest fans.

... from the 1st & 2nd grade good girls & boys at Yoakum, Ezzell, Sweet Home and St. Joseph schools Yoakum Primary - 2nd Grade -

Dear Santa,

Santa,

Will you please Please bring me an bring me a cowboy I phone, play station, hat, tools, & an I- & a psp 2 for ChristSanta, mas. I would like a four- Phone. Ayden O’Mara Kenzley Wright wheeler, a I-Phone, & a scarf for Christmas. Dear Santa, Isreal Olvera Dear Santa, Please bring me an Will you please Dear Santa, i-phone, a barbie car bring me a emergenBring me a play car, cy phone, an I-Pod & & a DS, I have been some 3D game & a a movie called “Iron good. Brsila Monster High. Man”. Vanessa Trevino Addy Hiller Xavier Castaneda

Dear Santa,

I would like an i Phone, gloves & some Barbies. Kamirrah Jones

Santa,

Will you please bring me an i Phone 5, a puppy & a credit card. Jason McAffee

Santa,

For Chrismas I wanta princess outfit two, the movie “Ever After High” & a monster high doll. Jordyn Eviez

Dear Santa,

I would like a 3’D SXL, Ten Knights, &p a game pac man & “The Ghostly Adventure”. Amauri Alvarado

Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

I want a bike, a I want a new jacket I would like a puppy scooter & a play & new shoes. Thank & a big make up deck house. Merry Christ- you. & I will leave you milk mas. Peyton & cookies. I love you. Autumn L. Isabella

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa, I want Legos & an X I want a nail maker Box. I have a picture I like you. Thank & a bracelet maker & for you. you for giving me a fairy that talks. presents. Michael Jaiden Jake Dear Santa,

I want a Phone & a Dear Santa, I want a psp & a X cat & some pants & Dear Santa, shirts. I hope you’re Will you please box 360. I love you doing ok. bring me some make- SANTA so much. Jolee Jovani up, a Zurbi Dog, & some high hill boots. Dear Santa, Dear Santa, Janae Walker I want a puppy & a I want an I pod, a DS g & a plane. I will doll to play with. I also Dear Santa, want a barbie. Thank I would like you to leave you cookies & you Santa. bring me a bike, three milk. Stephanie Victor d’s, & an i-pod for Christmas. Dear Santa, Dear Santa, Ferah Martinez I wish I had a flying I want a play sta- helicopter. tion 3 & a Sonic Lost Randal Dear Santa, World game. Please bring me Marshall Dear Santa, Barbies, make-up, Dear Santa, I want magic pow& high hill shoes for I want a puppy & a der, The Kids ipad, & Christmas. fish. I will leave cook- a new game for my Cadance Larue ies & milk. 3D’s. Madison Martin Dear Santa, For Christmas I will Dear Santa, Dear Santa, like to bring me a ring, I am cold. Are you Thank you for bringan secret journal, & a cold? I want an X Box ing me presents. I furry journal. 360 & some games. want a doll & a doll Alexzandra Betan- Thank you. house. I will leave you cud Caleb cookie. Sophia

Please bring me a Dear Santa, Dear Santa, Nerf gun, a remote Please bring me I want a furby for control car, & a Ninja Dear Santa, an i-pad, a plane, & Christmas. I will leave Action Figur. I would like a real a Christmas Stoking. cookies & milk. Zac Coultas puppy & Playdough Zarion Cuellar Ava & a white ipad. Dear Santa, Abbie Dear Santa, Can you bring me Dear Santa, I have been a good a tool set, a volcaDear Santa, I love you with all boy, so please bring no paint set, & a I would like to have my heart. I will be a construction box for me wand a car & a good girl. I like your a bike. I can’t wait to robot. Christmas. see you. fur coat. Adrain Merida Aiden Chase Dylan Alexis

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa, Can you please I want a bike & an bring me some high ipad & a puppy. heels & a dress? I Karli Jo would also like some toys & an airplane. Dear Santa, Destiny I want an Ipad & a Ipod. I would like a Dear Santa, I want a Wii, super- real puppy. You are man 10 world game. I nice Santa. Andrea G. also want Marlo party game. Dear Santa, Lucas I want a BB gun. I would like a new bike. Dear Santa, TyJuan I want a dog & a truck, you are nice Dear Santa, Santa. I want horse stuff Calvin for Christmas & a bow & arrow. I believe Dear Santa, I would like some in you Santa. Macie pants & a shirt. I like you. Dear Santa, Carter I want a toy car, truck & flip car. I have Dear Santa, I’ve been good all been good Santa. Charlie week. I would like a doll for Christmas. I’ll Dear Santa, leave you a cookie. I want a Flutter By Autumn R. Fairy & a Cario Touch Tablet. Have a nice Dear Santa, I would like a game night. Lexi Z. board, a Stompy, Jordans, & a bike. Dear Santa, Dreveon I’ve been wanting a skate board & an X Dear Santa, I’d like a pony for my Box 360. I also want collection. I will leave a tractor & Legos. Isaiah you milk & cookies. continued on Page 2B Haley B.

e r t s t e t L o Santa 3 1 0 2 S s e a c m tion t s Chri Special Supplement to the Yoakum Herald-Times


PAGE 2B

2013 Christmas Edition

— Yoakum Herald-Times, WednesdaY, december 18, 2013

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

I’ve been very I wish you a Merry I wish you a Merry Can I have a new I try to be good. For good. I would like a Christmas! I would Christmas! I would like controller for my X Christmas, I hoe I get bike, scooter, & DS. like Pit Bull, & a XBox. a Barbie, a new pair of Box, can I have god a play house. Thank Merry Christmas. Carlos for my XBox. you. shoes, & a radio. Kamryn Love Venenzia Jessie Rodriguez Mateah Basquez Dear Santa, Galvan Dear Santa, Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! Dear Santa, I have been good I’ve been good this I would like a dog, a I want a control Dear Santa, this year. I have been year. I would like PS, and pajamas. car for Christmas & I want a tablet, a good this year. I would I would ipod. Thank Chistim. I like a shoe Dusty from “Planes”, Love Jaslyn like a puppy & a mas- you. & nice shoes. bren new. sager for my mom. Nicholas Dear Santa, Julio Nieves Thank You. Konner I wish you a Merry Jessica Bedolla Dear Santa, Christmas Santa. I Dear Santa, Dear Santa, I wish you a Merry would like a PassFor Christmas i Dear Santa, I would like a game, want a Ipod & some Christmas! I would word Journal, LPS I want a Play Staa XBox I, & race car. like a Wii II, a doll Box, & a cute pair of pair Jordan shoes. tion. Thank you. Dathan house, & a book. shoes. I also want a book. Luis Diaz Evelyn Daniella Thanks. Dear Santa, Maryfer Penaloza Dear Santa, I would like a dollDear Santa, Dear Santa, I want a computer I wish you a Merry I wish you happy house, a fairy, & a Dear Santa, for Christmas & a doll Christmas! I would Merry Christmas. I Monster High Barbie. I want and i Pod for toy. Thank you. from Samantha like an I pad, a bike wood like a hors, a Chrithmas. Thanks. Yeraldin Herrera & a trampolene. remot control car, & Yajahira Rivas Dear Santa, Andrew a X-Box. Santa Claus, I want a wii u for Ka Darius Dear Santa! yo kiero una mune Chrishmas & a game Dear Santa, I won’t a bike & a c ol y patin ole nina. of Skylanters. I wish you a Merry Dear Santa, car. Thank you. Gracias. Gianluca Nava Christmas! I would Merry Christmas Jose Salazar Gabriela Gonzalez like an iPad mini, a Santa! I would like Dear Santa, swing set, & a Ameri- a tablet, a Nintendo Dear Santa, Dear Santa, I want a Lalaloopsy can Girl doll. 3DS2, & an Iphone. and a doll house for I want a Wii-U & a I am a good girl. I Aubrie Love Kimberly Super Mario boss for would like a wii. Merry Christmas. Thanks. Wii-U & a Super Ma- Christmas to you. Valeria Nunez Dear Santa, Dear Santa, rio Boss 2. Lorena Flores I have been good Are you really real? Luis Avalos Dear Santa, this year. I would like I would like a brand Dear Santa, For Christmas I a Tablet & Furry Real new dog & a new DSI want a Ipad & a doll. Dear Santa, I want a doll & a Friend. XL. I want a toy car. tablet. Thank you. Thank you. Patricia Sincerely, Tyler Bryan Diaz Jessica Hernandez Michelle Perez

Dear Santa,

I want a color book & a toy from mindcraft. Thank you. Jorge Morales

Dear Santa,

I want a girl coloring book & a Barbie Doll. Thank you. Brandi Sanchez

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas. I hope you bring me a 3DS. I have been good this year. Aaryn Moore

Dear Santa,

I hope you had a great year. For Christmas I hope you bring me Lego Lamborghini. Krish Bhakta

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas! I try to be good. I would like a ipad mini. Thank you. Delanie Dominguez

Dear Santa,

I am a goo boy. I you bring me a dirt bike, I will share it with my brother. Drake Deel continued on Page 3B

Especially during this season, we wish you the very best – from our family to yours. Come celebrate the holidays with light refreshments at our Open House.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Yoakum Staff are (L-R) Front Row: JIMMY MICULKA, LESLEE BEACH Back Row: KIM HAIRELL, ANDREA JIMENEZ, MARISSA BARRERA, and KAREN SULLIVAN

601 Huck Street, Yoakum Thursday, December 19 10:00a.m.– 3:00p.m.

800.839.1154 | TDECU.org Federally insured by NCUA. I-P-1213-109


2013 Christmas Edition

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas. I try to be good. For Christmas I hope you bring me Lego Lamborghini. Thank you. Zane Garza

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas. I have been good. I hope you bring me a Wii U. Thank you. Rafael Quilpas Gomez

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas. I try to be good. I want a i pad for Christmas. Thank you. Francisco Hernandez

Dear Santa,

Merry Chrismas. I try my best to be good. If I was good enough I would like a Nerf gun. Dylan Johnson

Dear Santa,

I am the Star Student. I try to be good. I would like a DS for Christmas. Thank you. Shariah Jones

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas. I want Sky Landers Swap Force & a new TV. Thank you. Kenneth Long

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas. I want an X-Box I & a movie for my baby brother. Thank you. Diego Mejia

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas! I hope you bring me a 3DS. I have been good this year. Aaryn Moore

Yoakum Herald-Times, WednesdaY, december 18, 2013 —

The Legend of the Poinsettia

Most flowers, herbs, and plants used at Christmas are associated with very ancient celebrations. But the poinsettia is an addition of a much later date, the New World’s contribution to Select to see a complete listing of our Christmas Decorations Ideas. In 1825 Joel Roberts Poinsett of South Carolina, a diplomat who was the first American minister to Mexico, became in-

trigued with the brilliant red “flowers” topping spindly shrubs all over the countryside. The local people called them “flame flowers” or “flowers of the Holy Night” because they were used as decorations in Mexican Nativity processions. Dr. Poinsett, an enthusiastic botanist, sent cuttings home for his greenhouse and shared them with friends. About a century later,

Christmas Day has become a big day in the movie business. Many studios now release big-budget films on December 25th, and audiences have recently flocked to the theaters to see some of their favorite stars in films that opened on Christmas Day or shortly before. According to Box Office Mojo, an online movie publication and box office reporting service, no film has fared better on Christmas Day than “Sherlock Holmes,” which premiered on December 25, 2009, earning just under $25 million in its initial day onscreen. “Avatar,” the 2009 James Cameron film that would go on to gross $760 million in domestic receipts alone, holds the distinction of earning the second most money on Christmas Day, when it earned a little more than $23 million despite having already been out in the theaters one full week. The 2004 Ben Stiller film “Meet the Fockers” opened three days before Christmas but still man-

aged to earn $19.5 million on Christmas Day. A pair of 2012 films, the latest big screenadaptation of “Les Miserables” ($18 million) and Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” ($15 million), round out the top five highest grossing films on Christmas Day. Numerous films are slated to open on December 25, 2013, including Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” starring Chris Pine and Kevin Costner.

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas! I want a toy puppy and a toy horse. Thank you. Jezebel Sanchez

Dear Santa,

I try my best to be good. For Christmas I want a Lego Helecopter & the best Christmas. Blake Villa continued on Page 4B

Paul Ecke of California saw these plants and began to cultivate, interbreed, and experiment with them. Today the Ecke family has a thriving business supplying 5,000 growers around the world with cuttings that produce millions of holiday plants each year—an American success story that has become another Christmas legend.

Did You Know?

There’s no better location on earth, than among friends and neighbors like you! Merry Christmas to all and many thanks to those we’ve had the pleasure to serve this past year.

With Tidings of Comfort & Joy

May God bless your home and family wherever you reside this holiday season.

Jacobs Real Estate 510 W. Grand • 293-2365

HO! HO! HO!

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas. Please bring me a toy car & a toy dragon. Thanks. Christian Rivera

PAGE 3B

Jewel Sheffield, Lorrie Adamek, Dr. Thomas Mabry (seated), Patty Mabry and Katie Fielder. Not pictured is Brittany Danysh.

Wishing you a healthy Merry Christmas from

Yoakum Chiropractic Wellness Center 101 S. Kenedy • 361-293-2022

All we want for Christmas is to thank our loyal customers for their generous support. We hope this holiday season brings you many blessings in the company of family and friends. From the families of

Stevens Plumbing Company 512 Cecelia - Yoakum 361-293-5171

as! m t s i r Ch Merry

Filled With Our Gratitude With best wishes at the holiday season, and heartfelt thanks for your loyal patronage all year long.

TEXAS RAISED • TEXAS FED

515 Irvine St • Yoakum 361-293-BEEF

Do you know what makes the holidays so sweet for us? It’s the opportunity to thank people like you! Merry Christmas from the staff at

DeWitt-Poth & Son 102 West • Yoakum 293-3791

May your spirits be warmed and your faith rekindled by the true meaning of Christmas. For the blessing of your friendship and support we offer our deepest gratitude.

Chandler Drilling Inc. “Complete Water Well Service & Supply Store”

966 FM 318 E • Yoakum 361-293-3168


PAGE 4B

2013 Christmas Edition

— Yoakum Herald-Times, Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas traditions around the world Mexico Mexico calls Christmas Navidad. They celebrate Christmas for nine days with Las Pasdas. It is a time where people dress as Mary and Joseph, traveling from house to house asking if Mary may stay the night. They are told the is full. After which the door opens back up and all are invited in for a party with food, songs, and for the children a Pinata. The Pinata is made of paper mache and filled with all kinds of goodies. The object is to break it open with

your eyes blindfolded. After which the children all dive for all the goodies they can pick up. On the ninth night they are told yes there is room for Mary in the stable and all come in for food and after all go to Church to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. Czech’s They serve a very large and delicious dinner with many courses. Courses are like a appetizer, followed by soup, then a salad, then maybe the first meat dishes, and so on till the dessert is served. They serve

this meal on Christmas Eve and it does not matter how big the family is, there is always a place set at the table that is set for the Christ Child. India Houses are decorated with strings of mango leaves. Lights are place on the window sills and walls and a star is hung

outside. A sweet holiday treat is made called thali and it is brought to neighbors and friends. China The Christians in China light their homes with beautiful paper lanterns. Santa is called Dun Che Lao Ren. The children hang stockings just as we do.

Yoakum Primary - 1st Grade -

Thank you for the a Dohas you gave me last yar. This yearI Dear Santa, Thank you for the would like a dog. Juliann gifts you gave me last year. This year I would Dear Santa, like a Power Ranger Thank you for the toy. bike you gave me last Love, Alexander year. This year I would like Lego Order of the Dear Santa, Thank you for the Ring. Love, Keith bike you gave me last year. This year I would Dear Santa, like a electric scooter. Thank you for the Makayla doll house you gave me last year. this year Dear Santa, I want a Spiderman I would like a bike. Love McKenzie B. toy & I want a toy dinosaur. Dear Santa, Love,Nathan Mesa Thank you for the laptop you gave me Dear Santa, Thank you for the last year. this year I Barbie you gave me would like a Barbie last year. This year I doll. would like pink pillow. Love, Emily Lopez Love, Jasmin

From the staff at

Handy Stop Grocery 425 E. Morris St. • Yoakum • 361-293-6009 ... To all the best people we know, our customers!

706 US HWY 77A Yoakum • 293-5995 Jake Kram • 202 Hopkins • 361-293-2271

Loya Feeds

Dear Santa,

Thank you for the dolls you gave me Thank you for the toys last year. This last year. This year I year I would like bin- would like a guitar & a tuampuline. oculars. Love, Haizl Flores Love, Zane

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Thank you for the Thank you for the bike you gave me last toys you gave me last year. I would like a year. this year I would like a electric scooter. Teady Bear. Love, Love, Ella Brayden Densman

Dear Santa,

Thank you for the toys that you gave me last year. This year I would like a PS3. Kasean

107 E. Gonzales St. • Yoakum • 361-293-2882

To all our clients, friends and associates everywhere, we extend our sincere best wishes and gratitude this holiday season. It’s always a pleasure doing business with you and we look forward to serving you in the future.

Dear Santa,

Thank you for the toy gun you gave me last year. This year I would like race track and cars. Love, X’Zavier Barnett

Merry Christmas from the staff at Advanced Home Health Services

361-594-8282 Bill & Carroll Sharp

Dear Santa,

I lov you. Barbie Thank you for the house with a car and flag football you gave me last yar. This year Barbie. Felicity Gonzalez I would like a cop car. Marlias

Happy Holidays!

Jennifer Ives General Manager

Dear Santa,

Thank you for the Barbie doll you gave Thank you for the bike you gave me last me last year. this year year. This year I would I would like Monster High Clawdeen Wolf. like an Ipad. Love, Calista Love, Ann Marie

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Everyone here is getting ready to celebrate another great year, and we owe it all to you!

Dear Santa,

Thank you for the Thank you for the nerf gun you gave me Nabi you gave me last last year. This year I year. This year I would would like a bike. Love, Tanner like a dog. Love, Sibrianna

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Dear Santa,

Advanced Home Health 612 W. Grand Ave. • Yoakum 293-5795

We’d like to wish a very, merry and joyous Christmas celebration to you and yours. Thanks for your business. Bert Kenna 361-293-9657

Dear Santa,

Thank you for the flag football set you gave me last year. This year I would like a cop car. Martias

Dear Santa,

I want a Wii & a cam Player. Samantha Herrera continued on Page 5B


2013 Christmas Edition

Dear Santa,

Yoakum Herald-Times, WednesdaY, december 18, 2013 —

Dear Santa,

I want a Nubi & a I want a Wii, duct tape fashin accesso- 4-wheeler. Thank you! Love, ries, Marker Maker, John Pawlik Easy Bake oven, my own phone & a ipad. Santa, Christa Jenkins I’m 6 yrs. old. I been a good boy! I want Dear Santa, I wnat a drum & a a wiggled skooter, truck, 2 fresh pair of fohn. J’s, boots, clothes, James Griffin play station 4, a gold chain, new bike. Dear Santa, Cameron Pineda For Christmas this year I would like to Dear Santa, have a cellphone. This Christmas is a Brenna Bland castle from frozen. Love, Mia Dear Santa, For Christmas I Dear Santa, want a DSanda tablit. Claus I want a tabRuben Morales let. Rafael Castillo Dear Santa, For Christmas, I would like you to bring Dear Santa, I want for Christme, a I pad & a shark toy. Also I would like mas, a monkey. a rocket ship, plus Dulce Medina I would like a BatDear Santa, man & Superman toy. I would like a 3D’s Thanks alot/Merry game that has SpiderChristmas Santa. man & Super Heroes Pedro Rojas on it, Iron Man sunglasses, & a case for Dear Santa, I wish for a talbit & a my 3 D’s. Seth Hammer DS. Thank you. Tyrielle Koontz

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

I would love to have a DS game system. Najela Howard

Dear Santa,

I want a Super Mario Brothers Part 2 game. I could use a Blade Blade. Christian Moya

Dear Santa,

I would like a Monster High doll. Kayle Herrera

Dear Santa,

I want a jacket, DSI & cowboy boots & Lego toys, a CD & cowboy toys. Daniel Sweat

Dear Santa,

I want a PSP & a Nather backpack for Christmas. Richard T.

Dear Santa,

I would like green Spidman boots & blue Jordans. Ryder Hariss

Dear Santa,

Can i please have an XBox 360. Garrett Stedman

Dear Santa,

For Christmas I want a wii u. Fernando Lopez

Dear Santa,

I wish I have iPhone-5, electric truck, Jordans, house to play. Plese. Alondra Reyes

Dear Santa,

What I want for christmas is a Barbie doll. Tania Gonzalez

eliminate tangled wires and empty spots. Remember to plug in the strands of lights before you begin to check for burntout bulbs and to adjust the spacing of lights to prevent dark spots. Think about varying light bulb sizes to add more dimension. String an inner

layer of small LED white lights to produce an inner glow on the tree before adding larger, colored lights on top to increase visual appeal. Just be sure to match the same wattage of the lights so that you do not have power surges and can prolong the life of the bulbs.

With Warm WISHES Hope your holiday is as wonderful as your are. THANKS!

Dear Santa,

I would like a DSI Super Mario Bros. Michael Cooper

From left to right: Katie Thomas, Michele Olivares, Debbie Simper, Judy Cretors, D’Anna Robinson, and Kathy Jurica. Not pictured is Emily Long.

Yoakum Discount Pharmacy 210 Nelson • Yoakum • 741-7455

Accolade Homecare

220 W. Grand Ave. • Yoakum • 361-293-2378

With joy and glad tidings to those we hold “deer” Have a wonderful Come Christmas and a check Happy New Year! out our great new We truly appreciate your loyal support. menu!

Mi Tierra Mexican Cafe 401 Lott St. • Yoakum • 361-293-7603

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Lighting a Christmas tree may seem like child’s play, but time and again people struggle with the task. Untangling wires and wrapping them around boughs can be nerve wracking, but lighting a tree doesn’t have to be a chore when you follow some tips from the professionals. First, keep in mind that wrapping lights around the tree horizontally is more work and often doesn’t produce a multi-dimensional effect. Rather, string the lights from the trunk up to the top, working vertically. This is actually how the tree decorators at Rockefeller Center in New York City do the famous tree year after year. This method helps

I need a Super Mario game SMG & a DS! LaBrian Mesa

For Christmas I want anipad & a toy. Brittany Navor Thank you for Jesus & my family. Please bring me a furby. Thank you! Olivia Fojt

Christmas tree lighting tips

Dearest Santa,

I want a Ninja Turtle Dear Santa, Can you please For Christmas I house with bad guys, whata a guitar, 3 DS a Superman game for bring me Orbees, games, a puppy, & a DSI & a new bike. P.S. jeans, a hot pink dress I leave you cookies & & flats. X Box 360. milk. Keira Williams Daniel Martinez Love, continued on Page 6B Jayden Gonzales Dear Santa, I would like a fishing pole & a James Avery necklas. Brett Lerch

Dear Santa,

PAGE 5B

A very special greeting to the special folks who have made this year a memorable one for us.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year & Many Thanks!

The Tin Shed

410 W. Grand Ave. • Yoakum Mandy Naomi 361-293-2495 DeBord Pakebusch

The Most Precious Gift Of All! On the very first Christmas Day, Three kings came to the place where the infant lay And bestowed onto him precious gifts which were, Frankincense and gold and myrrh – And so began the spirit of giving Our thanks to the Lord for the lives we are living – And for your kind friendship we’re most grateful, too, As we wish a Merry Christmas to each one of you!

Merry Christmas, and many thanks for banking with us. Your support is greatly appreciated all year through.

Member FDIC


PAGE 6B

2013 Christmas Edition

— Yoakum Herald-Times, WednesdaY, december 18, 2013

Dear Santa,

I really want a DS & games. Please leave them at my house. Darren Hernandez

Dear Santa,

I want a hamster & a computer & a dollhouse. Daphne

Dear Santa,

Monster High stuff. I Dear Santa, I want wii U. I want love you. I would like a pretty Autumn Lopez a toy monster truck. I doll & a DS with like want X-large screen 100 games for it. DS. Jakayda McAfee Dear Santa, Colton Newhart I want a kick stand, Dear Santa, hamster, X Box game, lava lamp, alarm clock For Christmas I Dear Santa, want a X Box & a I can’t wait until & a bag of kisses. Mario cart game for Brett Eggemeyer Christmas. Please my DS. brint me a BB gun & Dear Santa Man, treShaun Messey I want a remote Dear Santa, control Low Rider, a For Christmas I Hot Wheel track, & a want an iphone & a monster truck. motorcycle. Brandon Harvey Andrea

208 W. May • Yoakum • 293-5522 J

ulie Smit h

ik Belc a r u La

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Der Santa,

For Christmas I For Christmas I want Pickman 3. want a doll house. Mark Rubi

I want a baby doll, For Cristmys I want roller skates, Easy a wii u Bake oven, PlaySkylar dough & a bicycle. Jocelyn Dear Santa, For Christmas I wont Dear Santa, my 23 to be fixed. For Christmas I Luis want a bike. bradly Dear Santa, For christmas I Dear Santa, want a toy. Dear Santa, For Christmas I Stavant Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a Wii U & a MaI want a real Iphone. want a Wii U. rio game. Dear Santa, Cadence Sanchez Christian Demonte For Chrismas I want a compuper. Dear Santa, Dear Santa, Dulse For Christmas I For Christmas I want Barbie’s & a want cowboy stuff & Dear Santa, jump rope. Nikes. For christmas I Jaelyn Marcus want a Barbie house. Jesenia

D&B Automotive Repair

We have a lot to be grateful for this holiday season and we owe it all to you! Thanks for being such wonderful customers and loyal friends!

For your belief in us, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts as we wish you a most merry and miraculous holiday season.

City Drug Store 223 W. Grand • Yoakum • 293-2181

107 Waco Street • Yoakum • 361-293-7252

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Thank You for your business this past year! Looking forward to your business in 2014!

Friendship. Goodwill. Support. We have a lot to be grateful for this holiday season and we owe it all to you! Thanks for being such wonderful customers and loyal friends.

Harley’s House of Liquor 214 US HWY 77A-S • 293-7577

Harley’s House of Guns 602 S. HWY 77A 293-5626

Jerry, Tammy and Harley Brasher

Wishing You a Happy & Healthy 2014 With warm wishes to you and your family as we celebrate this special time of year. Thank you for putting your trust in us.

Wishing you a healthy holiday season. It’s been a pleasure caring for you this past year. 1200 Carl Ramert Dr. • 361-293-2321

continued on Page 7B

Tradition of “Kissing Under the Mistletoe

We may be approaching the 21st century, but we still believe that Mistletoe is the kissingbough. Apparently, if it was good enough for the Norsemen, it is good enough for us. Legend has it that Freyja, the Norse version of Venus, goddess of love, arranged to have her son. Balder, the Norse Apollo, protected forever against anything derived from fire, water, air and earth. But Freyja forgot about mistletoe, a parasitic plant that grows on trees without ever touching the ground, and is therefore not of the earth. Sure enough, a clever but evil foe made an arrow from a branch of mistletoe and felled poor Balder. With considerable help from the local pantheon, Freyja revived her son. Afterwards, she made the then-remorseful mistletoe promise never to cause harm again, and since that time the plant has become a symbol of peace between enemies and love between friends. In more recent times, Wa s h i n g t o n I rv i n g wrote in his Sketch Book of “one berry, one kiss.” A man could kiss a woman under the mistletoe if he picked a berry each time he puckered up. Once all the berries were plucked, the kissing stopped. The mistletoe would make a cute Christmas Stocking Stuffers for the one you love Christmas morning. And if you believe that one, you probably believe in Santa Claus, too.


2013 Christmas Edition

Dear Santa,

Yoakum Herald-Times, WednesdaY, december 18, 2013 —

Dear For Christmas I Claus,

Santa

want a toy gun. Lauro

I would like for Christmas clothes, shoes, sweat pants. Dear Santa, And a trip to DisneyI want a DS game, land. a Ninja Turtle House, Brianna Lopez & wrestling guys. Braden Dear Santa, Comput d dora. Dear Santa, Zuriel Galvan I would like a bike for Christmas! Pleas Dear Santa, bring my Sissy one to! I want a airplane Kailei Gonzales & a toy robot. I also want Henry #3. Dear Santa, Adam For Christmas I want an airplane with Dear Santa, a control. wat I want for Jesus Christmas is stick of glitz gloss. Dear Santa, Citlalli M. A game & a book of Sponge Bob & a Dear Santa, poster of puppies. Lego girls, Barbies, Diego Barbie house, coloring books. Santa, Julissa I want a DS & a Play Delos Santos Station 3 & Wii U. Dear Santa, Nehemiah I have been very good this year. I want Dear Santa, I would like a i pad, a XBox I & a 3D TV. Jaden Caka DS, barbie doll, a baby, Barbie house, B a r b i e c a r, B a r - Dear Santa, bie clothes, Barbie I would like an I kichen, a jump rope, a Pod, and a bike and ball, new shoes, new a big doll house. back pack, Mexio doll, Angelica Ibarra Gonzales a ten, makeup. Jesenia

PAGE 7B

Dear Santa,

ster High doll, a card, I would like a gme a toy pony. Ava for my Nintendo DS. Please bring me a Dear Santa, corral for my horses. I wut a laq top & a Thank you. Barbie & a Nintenda Gage Harrison DS. Jade Dear Santa, Rey Misterio Dear Santa, Mask,Toy Story toys, I want a Motrsikle. & 3 StarWords toys. Koby Jason Ledezmo

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

I want a wii u ninI want a Easy Bake & a Playdough & tendo 2 DSI game, Ninja Turtle toys. some Stompee. Jaiden Brenda Lopez

thing is better in the Every country, especially the PRICES!

Warm Wishes for a Blessed Christmas & Happy New Year!

I would like a foot- I want a Phone & ball, a motorcycle, a a IPob. I also want a 3D TV, & a XBox One. Cindle. Alayna Trae Cuellar I wish for a Lego I want a Play Station & a Baby Lalalopsy & Nijia Turtles. a little Big Planet. Damontaye Celeste I want a Woffle Bot. Tavion

Dear Santa,

I want a How To Train Your Dragon toy. Christian

I want AS & toy st. I Dear Santa, oso wtant an XDOS. I want a Barbie & Hugo roller skates. I want a baby kitten. Dear Santa, Valeria Valdez I wfant a doll houes, continued on Page 8B i phone & ipad , a game, a toy, a Mon-

Furniture Barn & Mattress Outlet Carol & Gary Pugh

Corner of Hwy 95 & 77A • Yoakum in the Big Red Barn 361-293-6363 Wednesday thru Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Financing available to qualified buyers

Dear Santa,

I want for Christmas a Barby house. Arleth

Dear Santa,

For Christmas want Battleboarbs. Santiago

Dear Santa,

I would like a Nabi, a Spiderman house, a Spiderman car like my cousin, Joey S. and a Michael Angelo dream light. I love you. Madison

Dear Santa,

I want a dog, a Barbie, & a tiger for Christmas. Viviana Cervantes

We’re serving up best wishes in short order for all our loyal patrons. It’s always a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

614 Irvine Street • Yoakum 361-293-6355

Thanks for a Great 2013!

Dear Santa,

For Christmas I want a Leap Frog. Amori

with Warm Wishes

Carter’s Insurance

And many thanks to our friends and neighbors at Christmas.

Jacobs-Weber Insurance Services

408 Forest • Yoakum • 293-3557

Carroll, Ruth, Eddie & Craig

410 Lott St • Yoakum • 361-293-5242

Peace On Earth The beauty of the winter season reminds us of how blessed we are in so many ways, including the opportunity to serve neighbors like you.

Happy Holidays!

Lavaca County Officials Tramer Woytek County Judge Micah C. Harmon County Sheriff Elizabeth Kouba County Clerk Deborah Sevcik County Tax Assessor - Collector Karen Bludau County Treasurer Sherry Henke District Clerk Mike Andes Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Dennis W. Kocian County Commissioner Pct. 4


PAGE 8B

2013 Christmas Edition

— Yoakum Herald-Times, WednesdaY, december 18, 2013

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! The Rock Roxy & Ernest Elizondo and Kim Mesa 601 Lott • Yoakum 361-772-4173

Greetings of the Season

There may be a chill in the air, but our hearts are warmed by thoughts of our many good friends and neighbors at this special time of year. Thanks, folks!

AAA Butane Gas Company 901 S. HWY 77A • Yoakum 361-293-3101

Tiny Dream light. Natalie I have been nice. May I have a globe, Dear Santa, a volcano kit, & art I would like my famsupplies. ily & a game, another Zoey Dolezal XBox 360. Matti Dear Santa, I want a Monster Dear Santa, High doll. doll house, I want a real cama new born puppy,

era, a play horse, a Dear Santa, play dog, & microAll i would like a phone. XBox 360. Love you, Kilie Kyle

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

I want a football I would relly like a game & a pet & a pony & a brdie & a movie of “Man of Brdie car. Steel”. Caelyn Isaac continued on Page 9B

TOP IT OFF with

CHEER! With warm wishes and heartfelt thanks to our customers and friends this holiday season. It’s been a pleasure serving you this year!

From all of us at...

Friedel Drilling Company 555 City of Hochheim Rd. 361-293-5545

From left to right: Melissa Estrada, Courtney Perez, Kathy Perez, Sabrina Perez, Pita Villareal and Skye Garza. Many thanks to our clients for making 2013 a successful year. We’re looking forward to continuing our services for our valued clients in 2014! We wish you all a blessed Holiday Season!

Kathy’s Salon & Spa 101 Irvine • Yoakum • 293-5451


2013 Christmas Edition

Dear Santa,

Yoakum Herald-Times, WednesdaY, december 18, 2013 —

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

I want a monster I would like a pit I want a Zoomer rotoy, a Dinosaur toy & bull, please & thank bot, 3DS, & a chipoo toy spders for Christ- you. I love you Santa puppy. mas. so much. Breanna Robert Brandon Gracie Carey

Ezzell ISD - 1st & 2nd Grade -

Dear Santa,

how are your reindeer feeling? Good Dear Santa, Santa? I hope they What I want for are very good. I hope Christmas is a Girl you’re good. Chipoo. Logan Kenne Madison Gallia

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

PAGE 9B

With warm wishes to all our patrons. Thanks for popping in this year!

Dear Santa,

I want a Zoomer robot and a 3DS, puppy, cat, Sofia desk. I love you Santa. Brianna Mikesh

Corner Stop 1011 N. Hwy 77A • 293-5966

St. Joseph - 1st & 2nd Grade -

I want a Zoomer, a Dear Santa, I want aZoomer ro- Hot Wheel track with How are you for bot, Chase & Cherry, loopride-loops. See Christmas? I want a a baby real dog, & a you at the mall! pilow & some sandart real baby cat. Jared Lowery & some new klos. Sydoa Kuecker Love, Gracee

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

I want a toy ZoomDear Santa, I want a Zoomer & er, Doc McStuffin, How are you today? a baby duck. 3DS, baby monkey, I would like this stuff. Karly Ann Lowery & a cat. A pretty scarf & a cap Haleigh Mikes that has a butterfly. Sam Dear Santa, Dear Santa, You rock! I want Dear Santa, I want play laptop, an iPad for ChristCan you giv me mas. I want the cutest a play phone, Zoomer dog, & a sleeping 1000 dolrs & a heleclothes in school. kuctre & a castle with bag. Kodie Bible Legos. Raynie Cooley love, Gael Dear Santa, Dear Santa, Haw are you doing Dear Santa, I want a go cart, a in the North Pole? Are How are you? I your reindeer doing. cowboy set, books, & want Iron Men, Ninja a bookshelf. Amber Bertoni Dawitora Quayles turtles, a real puppy. Love, Braden

Dear Santa,

As another year hits the road, we'd like to acknowledge all the people who have been key to our success and wish you all a very, very merry season and a truly memorable year.

continued on Page 10B

Regency Inn & Suites Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 104 Ellen May Rd. • Yoakum, Texas • 361-293-9595

Deck The Halls!

With best wishes for a very merry holiday season.

State Farm Insurance

Roberta Harbers Bittick & Staff 620 Irvine St. Yoakum 293-2221

With joy and glad tidings to those we hold “deer” Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! We truly appreciate your loyal support.

Rudolphs Inc. The Rudolph’s & Staff 144 W. Grand • Yoakum • 293-6343

... Our very best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. We feel fortunate to have your friendship and support. Thanks!

EmbroidEry ExprEss

Lavaca County Farm Bureau

With much gratitude to you for your patronage.

Jasmine McCord - Owner/Stylist 505 McCarty St. • Yoakum • 361-293-0814

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Dear Santa, I want to know if Dear Santa, I was very good for you can give me a red How are you? I Triple R Motors car for Christmas & Christmas. So I was want a real puppy & hoping I could have 702 US HWY 77A-S lots of other stuff. a real rabbit. a game. Yoakum Skyler Stratton Love, Hannah Brady Carey 293-9118

May goodwill and joy fill your heart at Christmas time and always.

Jassy Style Salon

601 Nelson Irvine ••Yoakum 208 Yoakum 293-9898 293-9898

Yoakum Volunteer Fire Department

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

May you and the ones you care for enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season!

Yoakum Family Practice James Drost, M.D.; Saundra Anderson, D.O. and Carol Bade, RNC/MSN/FNP & Staff 210 Nelson St., Ste. C • Yoakum • 361-293-7061


PAGE 10B

2013 Christmas Edition

— Yoakum Herald-Times, Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

I want a ipad a Thank you for your I want a boll, dog, & game & a Xbox 360. nice elf chipy I like X-Box. Love, Jamar him. Will you bring me Mikhayla Dear Santa, a ipad air & a pair of Stafford-Bedford I wanta phone. I shoes. wanta airplane. Love, Gage Dear Santa, Love, Pierce I want a ipod, wiiDear Santa, Dear Santa, just dance 3, lap top, How have you been How are you? I wunt Hot Dots, high heels. at the North Pole? this a new doll, a book, & Brynn DeBord is what I would like a bear. XBox 360, an ipad & Love, Brooke Dear Santa, a real bunny. For Christmas I Love, Ben Dear Santa, want a kitten, colI want a dirt bike. I want lection of Diary of a Dear Santa, Wimpy Kid books, a bike & a XBox-360. How are you to- Love, Sutton DSI, cartridges for my day? I would like high Leapster & a horse. heels, because I love Dear Santa, Grace Ann Migl high heels. I want an i-pad, Love, Ruby bike, remote control Dear Santa, 4-wheeler & TV. I want a ipad & a Connor Kahanek phone & a pair of shoes & some earrings & a clock with Dear Santa, I want a kitten & sparkles. Naomi Rodriguez a new pair of roller skates & a pony & a new toy for my cat. Dear Santa, Eryn Janssen I-pod, I-pod miny, 3DS Just Dance Disny. Just Dance, Just Dance 2, Just Dance 3, Just Dance 4, Marker makr. Addison Lee Ferry

As sounds of joy fill the air, we’d like to ring out our best wishes for a very happy holiday season! Thanks for your support throughout the year.

Sweet Home Store & Kitchen N. Hwy. 77A 293-7679

May the holiday season lift your spirits, the way you’ve lifted ours with your friendship and generosity this year.

Merry Christmas!

Anders Auto Supply 219 W. Grand 293-3642

May goodwill and joy fill your heart at Christmas time and always. With much gratitude to you for your patronage.

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

I want a DSi an a Please get me a I want a Loga Ironcar game. bike and a wii u. man & toy bike, TransBrandon Callie Janak formers pime. Matthew Gilmer I want a pool table, I want a pink, purple Dear Santa, I want lots of money, bike & a toy puppy. I want a globe & a and I want a basketLeah Muenich Mostrtruc. ball. Wrandall Lampley Jared Dear Santa, I would like a stufed Dear Santa, puppy, a ball, & Lego the i doing. Scil and Sweet Home hogss off. - 1st & 2nd Grade - houses. Codee Byrnes Tanner Wagner

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa, Dear Santa, I want a bike & real I would like a Lago I want a new Skygtar. sfi. lander & I also want Matthew Andrew Mariscal the caes, to. Dylan Barrientos Dear Santa, I want a Wii U, & hot Dear Santa, I wont Sci learn Dear Santa, wheels. swop fors all uv the I want a puppy for Holden Jacobs gisr. Chrismas & Legos & Lane Zinke I want American doll Dear Santa, for Chrismas. I want my own ipad Dear Santa, Anabelle & a big hot wheels. Please get me a Garret Green Skiel and rsief son for Dear Santa, Dear Santa, with all the gifts. I want ZD dirt bike, I want a i fhone wis Zac Raz Legos, remote control a fhone. I luv you cas. helicopter & airplane, Jack Meyer Dear Santa, video games. I wunt a black dirt Wyatt Hanzelka Dear Santa, bike. I want a Xbox I & a Konnor Kopecky Dear Santa, ifone. I went a remote conSummer R. Perez Dear Santa, trol car, American doll Please get me a per & that is all. Dear Santa, of earing & the book Madison Mikes I want my own TV. I kold Chuepucober. want a gitar. Mallory Mueller Dear Santa, Audrey Donihoo I want a minecraft Dear Santa, winter world. I would like a bike. Tristan Chomout I want a Barbe hous. Kammy Frazer Dear Santa, I want a XBox One, Dear Santa, trampoline, football I want a flieing hero. game, Grand Theft Bryce Mercer Auto 2. Ty continued on Page 12B

Stevens Health Care & Rehab 205 Walter 293-3544

Wishing you a season of much health, happiness and contentment. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

K & L Tumbletown Kim Fikac, Lori Wagner & Staff 361-293-5133

ALLMED

Sales & Rental Inc. 204 Hopkins • Yoakum • 293-7789

Happy Holly Days! Many thanks for your generous support all year long!

Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season filled with love and plenty of Christmas spirit.

City of Yoakum Police Department

Ehler’s Furniture

900 Irvine • Yoakum 293-5234


2013 Christmas Edition

Yoakum Herald-Times, Wednesday, December 18, 2013 —

2013 Yoakum Blue Santa Program

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 Photos by Nadine Rex

PAGE 11B


PAGE 12B

2013 Christmas Edition

— Yoakum Herald-Times, WednesdaY, december 18, 2013

Dear Santa,

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

Can you bring me a I want a pug for I want a belt buckle, I wunt a new belt tablet, swimming pool, & a paer of pollesh & toy airplane & a heli- Christmas. I want it to copter. be poty trained. stuffy, zebra print body haif bans! David Johnson Kassidy pillow, stred. Rayann Alvarez Kaylee

Dear Santa,

I want a trampoline, I want minecraft, I want a TV, I want Legos. Sam Sanchez

Dear Santa,

I wunt a pet rabbit & a doll houes. Kasey

I want some new pilows for my couch. I want some video games. I want a American doll. Hailey

Dear Santa,

I want a TV in my I wannt a PSP & & room, I want a remote remote control truck control car that can & a trained Pu Panda go in the grass & can held card. go fast & a real dog. Dagan Madilynn Steinmann THE END.....

I want a new rope. Dane

Happy Holidays May you find everything you want under the Christmas tree, as well as inside your heart this holiday season. Your goodwill has touched us deeply and we want you to know just how much we “Thank You” for your continued support and friendship through the years!

YOAKUM NURSING & REHAB 1300 Carl Ramert • Yoakum 361-293-2801

Seated: Gary Cooper (left) and Bill Thiele (right). Standing from left to right: Becky Cooper, John Fling, Rose Jendrzey, Wayne Hollan, Curtis Jamison, and Rosie Thiele. Not pictured are: Carl O'Neill and Dennis Kusak.

May the coming season bring peace, joy and harmony for you and your loved ones. For your trust, we are truly thankful.

Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home 1477 Carl Ramert Dr. • Yoakum • 361-293-5656

Standing from left to right: Leann Worthy, Virginia Frnka, Missy Sanchez, Janie Pafford, Gail Fishbeck, Pam Akins, Rebecca Ward (Administrator), Tiffany Rios, Tina Rios, Renae Stevens, Sharon Taylor, Katy Housden and Judy Cretors. Seated from left: Mary DeLaRosa, Becky Garcia, Vicki Pyatt, Becky Garcia, Laura Mikeska, Ashley Stone and Marsha Machacek. Not pictured are: Maria Cervantes, Lisa Alpeter, Ashton Long, Stacy Zella, Alicia Martin, Earlene Murray, Rose Vega and Mary Ann Guerrero.

May your spirits be warmed and your faith rekindled by the true meaning of Christmas. For the blessing of your friendship and support we offer our deepest gratitude.

Accolade Hospice 222 W. Grand • Yoakum 361-293-9099

From Our Family... To Yours

Seated: Dave Marlow (left) and Darlene Renken (right). Standing from left to right: Mary Targac, Terri Pekar, Shari Nobles and Sandra Morkovsky.

Seated from left to right: Carol Konvicka, Karen Green, Kyle McCord and Lisa Stevens. Standing from left: Barbara Janak, Andrea Jurica, Sandra Stary and Judy Olsovsky.

Seated: Cynthia Morris (left) and Tina Baranowski (right). Standing from left to right: Kathy Moore, Jordan Braden, Abbie Chilek, Ruby Hall and Beverly Mozisek. Not pictured are: Cindy Mucala and Carla Metting.

Seated from left to right: Michael Trojcak, Elorine Sitka, Katherine Jendrzey and Glenn Renken. Standing from left: Elisa Koliba, Jeanie Knezek and Vicki White. Not pictured is Mary Leck.

301 W. Grand • Yoakum, TX 77995 361-293-5225 • 888-962-5225 MEMBER FDIC

We Wish You a Safe and Merry Christmas and We Look Forward To Serving You in 2014!

December 18, 2013 B Section  

General Excellence Yoakum Herald-Times Dec. 18, 2013 - B Section

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you