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Saint Clair times (Newspaper) - December 6, 2012, Saint Clair, MichiganSports Beason earns 200th career Victory Page 1b Moody Chili for Charity at City Hall 8a Ashville Christmas on the Square 1c St. Clair two schools implement program i your Hometown newspaper for St. Clair county Leeds and Trussville thursday december 6, 2012 one Dies in crash on interstate by David Atchison St. Clair times a Birmingham Man was killed Early monday morning in a two vehicle collision along interstate 59 in Springville. St. Clair county Coroner Dennis Russell identified the victim As Harvey Russell Collins jr., 80. The victim died of Blunt Force trauma. Russell said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He said it appeared that the Driver of a tractor trailer travelling South along i-59 crossed the median and struck the victims Sun head on. Nobody else was in the victims vehicle. The Alabama state troopers Birmingham Post said the Accident happened at about 6 10 . Troopers said the other Driver identified As Dale Edward Monson 66, of Federal Way wash., was transported to University Hospital in Birmingham. The Accident is still under investigation by the Alabama state troopers Post in Birmingham. Contact David Atchison at Atchison Daili Home. Com. Argo Council discusses City budget for by 2013 by will Heath St. Clair times editor the City of Argo is facing nearly $200,000 in budget cuts to meet its expected revenues according to the councils discussions at monday nights meeting. The Council held a one hour work session monday prior to its regular meeting. Fiscal year 2013 began oct. 1, but the Council held off on passing a budget pending the arrival of three new Council members Betty Bradley Ann Brown and Scott Como. Mayor Paul Jennings went Over the budget line by line monday with the Council and said the City a expected Revenue for fiscal year 2013 is just Over $960,000, of which Only 90 percent roughly $864,000 is available for spending. Requests for the City in the coming fiscal year total up to Over $1 million. A everything in the budget As requested is Good a Jennings said. A the thing is where do you Cut it a among new expenses for fy13, Jennings has requested hiring two additional personnel a a part time clerk and an additional worker to Cut grass during the summer a and pay increases for court clerk Andrea Jennings and City clerk Tom Suggs. A a there a no Way Tommy can keep cutting our grass and continue doing what he a doing for us a Jennings said. A a it a possible we could let the additional clerk be the clerk for the zoning Board just a dedicated clerk for that the City is also budgeting for increases in the Cost of health insurance for its employees and increases in pay for its municipal judge and municipal prosecutor. Brown also brought up the possibility of adding fights to the outside of the City a municipal Complex. A i done to think we can afford to stay in the dark a she said. A my House is better lit than it is councilman Bill Rutledge said that project May have to be put on hold. A if we Start adding to our Cost right now Well be making a mistake a Rutledge said. A a we re going see Argo Page 6a inside of no a it Quot committee must Community Calendar. 2 be open to Public arts .1b House District 30 Eie Coon tuesday religion.4c school.1d Page 7 classified.3d-4d online at see obituaries rage 2 Ortho dont no Down payment monthly payments of Low of 129 free initial exam times a product of the daily Home bulk rate . Postage paid permit no. 22 Pell City Al 35128 free Gary Hanner St. Clair times Christmas in Bethlehem first Baptist Church in Ashville hosted Christmas in Bethlehem Over the weekend and there were two women at the Well in one of the scenes. Pictured Are tera Shea Farmer left and Kelcie Cross. They participated along with Many others from the Church As they resented the Story of the baby Jesus in a different Light. For More about Christmas in Ethie hem turn to Page 1c. Photo Courtesy of Hurt House photography Santa Lafain Freeman visits with Maleah and Mallory Hill. Santa a helpers spread Christmas cheer by David Atchison St. Clair times he has Rosy red Cheeks a Long White Beard a Beautiful red suit and of yeah some sort of list he checks frequently so get ready its that time of the year a Santa Claus is coming to town. A it brings the boy Back out in the Man a said Santa Jeff Adams 54, of Sylacauga. A i really enjoy Santa Jeff is an ordained minister and is attending Beeson school at Birmingham. He is also one of a special group of men who each year transform themselves into a the Jolly old Elf a spreading the message of Joy Hope and giving. A it can to be about you a Santa Jeff said. A it has to be about the divinity Samford University in season. Santa Jeff remembers a time when families would line up at the Sears Roebuck and company department store to see the big Man in red. Children would clutch their Christmas lists tightly in their Small hands anxiously awaiting their turn to Tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas. A photographer would snap a picture that would remain in the family photo album forever proof that they personally met the White bearded Man from the North pole who travels the world with a Herd of flying Reindeer named Dasher dancer prancer Vixen Comet cupid Donner Blitzen and the most famous Reindeer of All Rudolf with the red nose that shines so Bright. For Santa Jeff and others like him the Christmas season is his favorite time of the year. He said there was once a time when things were not going so Well. He was depressed. His wife Janet went to the wooden trunk that held the a family secret and retrieved his Santa suit. She Laid the suit out neatly for him to Wear. Just the sight of the suit and putting it on lifted his spirits. A a it a a Good Way to feel Good about the season about giving a Santa Jeff said. He recalled first putting on a Santa suit. His youngest daughter was 3. A i wanted to Start a new family tradition a Santa Jeff said. His wife bought him a new suit. See Santa Page 6a autos of for Navy or from Auto own Ora Tiu Iuraca. Aak How you can be eligible for e Multi Pouch discount Otti Orvist us today i Harris Fowler insurance Moody a aos a to bios 7�o m 674 i a Luto otters insurance

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