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Pensacola Beach Optimists share their abundant energy and good spirit all year long through community projects. Newly elected Club President Louise
Greenley has big plans for little optimists in creating a Junior Optimist Club at the Beach School. Kindergartners Max Kronlage, left, and Skylar Farej, center,
shared stories about Thanksgiving with Greenley during her visit to the school last week. For more on this story, see page 2.


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Optimist Gems Sparkle In Sands of Pensacola Beach


Sometimes a small community
like Pensacola Beach gets really
lucky. Along comes an organiza-
tion which looks after its own a
group of men and women with
boundless energy whose support
starts with the elementary school
and then reaches out and touches
almost everyone in the community.
Members of the Pensacola
Beach Optimist Club complete all
these arduous tasks through the
goodness of their expanded hearts.
Louise Greenley, who was a
founding member, was elected this
year's president and already has
vision of making the club a greater
influence on the Beach than ever
before. Her desire is to begin a
Junior Optimist Club, composed of
third, fourth and fifth graders. She
has foreseen the wisdom of instill-
ing the caring and giving nature

Christmas


of the Optimists in the receptive
young minds of Beach kids. It
would undoubtedly be a concept
that will stay with most of them
the rest of their lives.
Projects completed each year
by the Beach Optimists vary from
charity for the needy to entertain-
ment for Beach residents.
The best known of all the
projects is a fundraiser which is
held at Flounder's every Spring.
The goal is to raise funds. The
object is to help others. The theme
is classic homespun, like a setting
in the old Wild West. What hap-
pens is the Club throws an elabo-
rate party, and everyone buys a
ticket and arrives at Flounder's
Beach wearing a costume. Then
they party down.
Listing their many projects
would take the rest of the Island


Times space, but here are a few:
1 Thanksgiving at Favor
House. Optimists provide com-
plete turkey dinners for the forty
or so families at the shelter.
l Joy For The Beach. A
Christmas musical, using local tal-
ent, attracting audiences of 500.
O Poster contests, Bike Safety
Day, Oratorical contest, Teacher
Appreciation, First Responders
Dinner, and a fundraiser for child-
hood cancer research
O Working with those who
are visually challenged, foster chil-
dren and a scholarship program
Members of the Optimists meet
twice a month in the Fellowship Hall
at the Pensacola Beach Community
Church. Their relentless energy and
unwavering diligence plus their ad-
herence to the Optimists Creed are
their way of life.


This year's officers, in addi-
tion to President Greenley, are
Beverly Defrechou and Sandi
Johnson, vice-presidents; Dave
Sundstrom, treasurer; and Scott
Neal, secretary.
Board members are Bettie Lee
Sundstrom, Gayle Crume, Pauline
Huddleston, Mary Claus, Skip
Peirce and Debbie Campanella.
Louise Greenley, the presi-
dent of this organization who are
"Friends of Youth," will guide her
fellow Club members well. Al-
though Louise now lives in Lillian,
Alabama, she and her husband
Jack, now deceased, lived for
many years on Little Sabine Bay.
She makes the long trip to
Pensacola Beach frequently, and
sings in the Community Church
choir. Louise has been a teacher,
so she knows intimately the ins


and outs of working with young-
sters.
The Optimists are asked to
promise themselves that they will
be so strong that nothing can dis-
turb their peace of mind. The prom-
ise reads on through nine more
tenets promoting cheerfulness
and good will. Finally, the prom-
ise reads, "Be too large to worry,
too noble for anger, too strong for
fear, and too happy to permit the
presence of trouble."
When you are not feeling
quite up to snuff, do as the Opti-
mists do look on the bright side.
Or better yet, sign up to join
the Optimists on the Beach. The
next meeting will be at 6 p.m. at
the Beach Church Fellowship Hall
on November 17. You will be wel-
comed with smiles, hugs and un-
failing optimism.


ZooLights Come To Life on the Boardwalk


Merchants Carry


The holidays will be a whole lot
brighter and merrier this year since
the Boardwalk merchants have ac-
quired the famous ZooLights to
decorate the entire Boardwalk. They
brought their request to the Santa
Rosa Island Authority at their No-
vember 3 meeting saying that it
would be necessary to plug into
SRIA electricity.
"I am requesting that the Island
Authority approve the use of our
electricity," said SRIAExecutive Di-
rector Buck Lee. "These lights may
attract 20 to 50 thousand people."
"I think this is awesome," Dave
Pavlock, Board member said. "We
should pay for the power, and do
whatever we can do to help in pub-


lic areas. We should supply mainte-
nance workers to get it to look first
class."
Boardwalk merchants paid
$5000 to rent the lights which will
remain in place from Thanksgiving
through New Years coinciding with
the Beach Chamber's Season Your
Holidays promotion.
The Board voted to approve
paying the power bill and provide
workers to help with placement and
other labor assistance.
Another project which is under-
way to improve the appearance of
the area along Santa Rosa Sound is
the Morgan Park renewal.
"A new six foot by three foot
sign will be placed on the front of


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the park," Lee said. "Mulch and
plants are on the way and we are
steam cleaning the walks and ga-
zebo. This is a jewel everyone just
drives by. We want them to see it
and stop."
The Full Board also approved
the funding for the postcard mailout
to leaseholders with directions to
sign up for the inaugural e-news
mailing list.
"We need about $900 for this
mailout," Lee said. "Items would in-
clude messages on hurricane evacu-
ations, returning to the Beach after
a hurricane, status of the roads,
alerts, public meetings on the mas-
ter plan, just this type of message.
No event notices."
The Board addressed some of
the Sunshine Law concerns with re-
gard to the planning process and the
Steering Committee.
"The nature of the committee
would make us fall under the Sun-
shine Law," Fred Gant, Board Chair-
man who serves on the Steering
Committee said. "Although we are
not going to vote, we are still a party
to the final result."
Meeting in the Sunshine was


Holiday Custom


settled, but there was still some con-
fusion about the task of the 13 mem-
ber committee.
"We can't have a committee if
they don't have a goal and know
where they are going," Pavlock said.
"We should tell the Committee what
our expectations are."
To address the charge of the
Committee, SRIA attorney Mike
Stebbins, said the committee could
use some of the scope and docu-
ments provided by the planners as
guidance to what their task is sup-
posed to be.
Ryan Ross, assistant County
attorney, spoke to the Board about
the possible inclusion of Pensacola
Beach in a County ordinance that is
being considered to designate zon-
ing for bingo parlors and adult ar-
cades. Board members had mixed
feelings about being a part of this
ordinance and at the present time,
they will not be included in the draft
ordinance.
The report from the Visitor's
Center reflected a total of 1,162
guests at the Center in October. The
top five states represented were
Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Ala-


bama and Kentucky.
It was noted that information
about weddings and receptions
which have created a noise and
nuisance problem for local resi-
dents will be delivered to the
Board by the staff at the Novem-
ber 18 meeting. Action is expected
on how to solve this problem to
the satisfaction of the surround-
ing residents as well as the own-
ers of rentals used for weddings
and receptions.
During the Board Member's
Forum, Dave Pavlock suggested a
promotional idea to advertise the
fact that Pensacola Beach is located
between two national parks.
"Sand and sunshine and salty
waves plus promote the national
seashores," Pavlock said. "This is
an advantage we have over every
Beach inAmerica. It is notbeing pro-
moted."
Lee told the Board that the ad-
vertising budget is only $115,000.
The next meeting of the Island
Authority will be the committees on
November 18 at 5 p.m. at 1 Via de
Luna. All meetings are open to the
public.


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November 17, 2009





November17, 2009 Island Times PAGE 3


Barefoot on the Beach


By Jane Waters Cooper


Who are we? We live on
Pensacola Beach, often precari-
ously. Are we renters who lease
our property or are we owners
who have all the rights and privi-
leges and drawbacks which go
along with ownership? In my opin-
ion, we cannot be both renters and
owners. It just doesn't make any
sense. But, the taxing authority in
Escambia County is not interested
in making sense. They are only
interested in collecting dollars.
They go absolutely google-eyed
when they realize what they are
missing by not being able to col-
lect ad valorem taxes on the Beach.
However, that mindset was so yes-
terday. Already, suits filed sepa-
rately by the business sector, by
Portofino residents, and the Holi-
day Inn and Holiday Inn Express
have been decided in favor of the
tax man. They have been ordered
to add the payment of ad valorem
taxes to the lease fees they already
pay.
Who are we?
The residents of Pensacola
Beach have filed a suit, in an at-
tempt to protect the contract
with the tenets, both real and
implied, when they became
leaseholders. The final argu-
ments were heard more than a
year and a half ago by Judge


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Michael Jones. He has not yet
rendered a decision.
The tax assessor has been
sending ad valorem tax bills to
Beach leaseholders for years. He
does this, in spite of the fact that
the decision in the Florida Su-
preme Court in 1984 declared ad
valorem taxation on the Beach il-
legal. This law is still on the books,
a part of the state statutes and in
my opinion still in effect. Is the
tax gang breaking the law?
Some mortgage holders, those
who hold new leases, and others
are paying taxes right now. The
monies are allegedly held in es-
crow pending the outcome of the
residential suit. The rest of the
leases show clearly that most
Beach properties are rented to the
occupants by the County.
Lots of signs point to the
end of the tax free days. Santa
Rosa County was among the first
in the courts to lose their battle,
so added to the commercial
leases on Pensacola Beach, resi-
dential leaseholders' prospects
look dim. Well, it's not over til
it's over and the suit will prob-
ably show up in Appeals Court.
If we lose in all the courts, let's
surmise what could happen.
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to our property making us own-
ers. However, we would still be
paying lease fees, fattening ever-
more the County coffers. So, we
take the next step. We incorporate.
Now, the City of Pensacola Beach
is no longer under the thumb of
the County which previously had
to approve every nit picking little
item which showed up. We would
be governed by an elected set of
officials instead of a board, ap-
pointed by the Commissioners.
We have tried on several oc-
casions to incorporate the Beach,
but the efforts always failed, pri-
marily because we did not meet the
criteria, one of which was the abil-
ity of the proposed city to collect
ad valorem taxes. We could not do
that. We were only renters.
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smiled favorably on incorporation
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we overcome them? I think we
could. Would anything be worse
than not having a clear identity?
Leaseholder or owner? I don't
think so.
This scenario has been played
over and over in the minds of
many Beach residents. Going back
to the final suit in the 1980s when
Matt Langley Bell, tax assessor,
lost to Rupert Bryan, a Beach resi-
dent in a precedent setting ad va-
lorem tax case. To be sure, Rupert
never dreamed the day of a new
ad valorem tax fight would come.
But it has. It has returned with
a furor and all sorts of beliefs, non-
beliefs, and misbeliefs. Until we
hear from Judge Jones, we still
don't know who we are. And even
then we are not likely to find the
answer to this question.
We know what we would like
to be an enterprising little coastal
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to be able to control our own des-
tiny. And we would want to pre-
serve what we have, the ability to
send our children to the Beach
School, to pray in our Beach
churches, to host and enjoy
events such as the Mardi Gras
parade and the Blue Angels Air
Show, to boldly offer a month long
Christmas celebration.
I believe, this is me againjust
thinking, we have all the basics to
make such a plan work. Basically,
it all comes down to our indestruc-
tible love for Pensacola Beach. We
would like to live peacefully and
happily in the community, gov-
erned by its own constituents.
And we would like to know
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FROM NEAR AND FAR
The membership report in the
November issue of the Spreader,
Pensacola Beach Yacht Club's
newsletter, announced the names
of new members from nearby and
far away. The Yacht Club accepted
Ralph and Kathleen Bush from
Gulf Breeze, Steve and Gayle Hill,
Navarre; Dawn Pfeifer, Pensacola;
Victor and Laura Tucker, Decatur,
Ala.; and Danny and Gilda Green,
Slidell, La.
BILL TO ARIZONA
Bill Greene's many friends on
Pensacola Beach will miss him now
that he has relocated to Arizona. Bill
will be viewing the paper at
MylslandTimes.com so he can still
stomp on the Trivia Master from afar.
His answer to the last question was,
"Fran Crichton, a charter member of
the Beach American Legion Post
and a World War II veteran."
WOW BIG 50
Jeff Colley made it a whirlwind


birthday to remember for his wife
Terry three weeks ago. After hitting
all the hot spots in Key West and
Hollywood Beach, they cruised to
Miami to see the Saints beat the
Dolphins. What a great way to cel-
ebrate!
RAT-A-TAT-TAT
Musical talent runs in the
Holway family. Talented Beach
School music teacher Mary
Holway is accompanying her son
Jack to Nashville next week while
he auditions for Music City Mys-
tique, the nation's top drum line.
Jack, 20, resides in Gulf Breeze and
has wanted to play with the Mys-
tique since eighth grade. He audi-
tioned last year, got two call backs
and then was cut. Jack and fellow
drummer Brandon Mattair perform
with the Pensacola Civic Band.
WHO DAT
Pensacola Beach is well repre-
sented at the Superdome and be-
yond. Villa Sabine resident Jim Cox


celebrated his November 4 birthday
in the Big Easy with his wife Lila and
neighbors Mike and Chrissy Cook.
They thought they spotted a Tammy
Bohannon look-alike, but it was the
real deal. The SRIA board member
and beach resident was in New Or-
leans for the Saints game, too.
FAMOUS SURFER
Dog House Deli's Nate Holler
surfed his way onto The Weather
Channel with is daring attempt to
catch a wave during Tropical
Storm Ida. It did not work out very
well, but he was interviewed at
length by infamous weatherman
Jim Cantore.
MR CHRISTMAS
Leo Puhlmann is as busy as
Santa Claus this year. He is spread-
ing the good news that Our Lady is
hosting its first Christmas Festival
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. December 6.
Music by John Wheeler and guest
appearances by locally famous art-
ists and crafters.


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The lady veterans who always her ansv
rode in the Pensacola Beach Veteran's Deni
Day parade commanded the utmost all up rec
respect from the patriots viewing the dents wl
procession. The Trivia Master asked Cotton a
for the name of one of the several women c
parading female veterans. been in t
Kathy Christoff was the first to the Bead
email, "Lil Kamphuis has passed and man,
away, but she was a proud veteran." Ame
Kathy wins the t-shirt. The
Sir Morrie Drees, Knight of the would lo
Trivia Roundtable, wrote that Lil had coveted
marched inthe very fist parade which your ans
he founded and Helen Cotton had "There v
ridden in many parades since then. Post Off
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tioned in England and Helen served Rule
in the Coast Guard. Veteran Loretta to email 1
Browder was also a Veteran's Day a covets
parade rider, named by Chuck Steele. answer
Other correct answers came bellsoutl
from Lynda Knell; and Ella Hess subject li
who offered last year's parade phone nu
Grand Marshal Thelma Ryan as is Tuesda


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spectfully for Beach resi-
ien she emailed, "Helen
nd Lil Kamphuis are our
)f the service. They have
ie Veteran's Day parade on
h many times. I salute them
y other veterans."
:n, Denise. Well said.
Trivia Master knows you
ve to have one of those
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wer in by email in a hurry.
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November 17, 2009 Island Times PAGE 5


Who Maintains Beach Roads and Streets?


Residents drive over them ev-
ery day, but no one seems to know
who is responsible for all the road-
ways on Pensacola Beach. In his
report to the Island Authority on
November 4, Mike Langston,
Baskerville Donovan engineer, said
he has been researching this ques-
tion with the County.
"The side roads are public
roads," Langston said. "But as far
as a maintenance agreement goes,
there is not one. At this point we
have not been able to produce any
written document that states who
is responsible for maintenance of
the roads on Pensacola Beach. No
one seems to know. I will continue
my search."
Tammy Bohannon, Board
member and Realtor, said that Via
de Luna, Ft. Pickens Road and
Pensacola Beach Blvd. are state
roads.
"When the bridge (Bob Sikes
Bridge) was turned over to
Escambia County, the County was


charged with the responsibility to
maintain those roads."
"In the sixty years we have had
roads on the island has the County
never come out and repaired the
roads?" Dave Pavlock, Board mem-
ber asked.
Buck Lee, executive director,
thinks there is just an unwritten
agreement between the County and
the Authority.
Other discussion included:
Reclaimed water Permitting is
complete. Notice to proceed was is-
sued on September 9. Currently, the
project is underway. Underground
electrical work has been completed
and the contractor, Vision Con-
struction, is waiting for Gulf Power
to set the transformer and pull wire
for the new power service.
Little Sabine Restoration -
Dalton Brothers received the green
light to proceed on September 9.
Shop drawings have been submit-
ted, approved and returned to the
contractor. Materials have been de-


livered. It is very visible as you
drive down Sabine Drive. The con-
tractor fused the pipes and the
trench was created on Friday, Nov
6. As soon as the trench is com-
plete the pipes will be laid in them
and the project will proceed. This
is a $975,000 project.

Little Sabine Dredging Deep
and Wide Dredging was given the
notice to proceed on October 12.
The spoil area is located on the
western side of Pensacola Beach
Blvd. The work is proceeding
quickly so Langston estimates that
is will be complete prior to the 90
day allowable time constraint.
"I would not be surprised to
see the dredging complete by the
end of this month," he said. "It
slows a bit when the spoil area be-
comes full and the contractor has
to wait for the spoils to settle be-
fore he proceeds."
The spoils will be used by the
SRIA.


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Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch. At the Traffic Light on
beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003
www.flounderschowderhouse.com

PEGLEG PETE'S
Ahoy, Matey. You've found a Pensacola Beach treasure.
Pirates welcome. Fresh Gulf seafood served in the galley or
outside on the awning covered deck. Glass front bar overlooks
LaFitte Cove. All kinds of oysters. Live lobster. Gumbo. Din-
ner specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Land-
lubbers. Take home a t-shirt.
Look for the Jolly Rogers flying over the west end of the
Island at 1010 Fort Pickens Road. We're here everyday at 11.
932-4139. www.peglegpetes.com
SIDELINE'S SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT
Score! Don't miss a point. See it all in high definition 11
big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, it's here.
Famous for Thursday Wing Night. Burgers. Seafood and Ribs.
Kids menu for the JV players. Full bar. Indoor or outdoor
seating. Video sports games.
Centrally located on Via de Luna, just east of the main
parking lot and the traffic light. Kick off at 11 a.m. seven days a
week. 934-3660.


MCGUIRE'S IRISH PUB
One of America's great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA
Prime Steaks, seafood and Irish specialties including Irish fisherman's
bouillabaisse, Corned Beef and Cabbage and Shepherd's Pie all inside
a turn of the century New York Irish Saloon themed pub. McGuire's
is celebrated for its atmosphere, boasting more than 750,000 signed
dollar bills hanging from the ceilings of the pub. Live entertainment
coupled with great food and warm and friendly service by Employees
who Give a Damn! Visit our on-site brewery and the O'Tolf Wine
Cellar featuring the complete vertical collection of the Chateau Mou-
ton RothschildArtist Series. Featured on NBC's 'Today' Show, highly
recommended by Fodors, Frommers andAAA travel guides, Florida
Trend Magazine Hall of Fame Member.
Open every day at 11 am, 850-433-6789 mcguiresirishpub.com

SANDSHAKER LOUNGE
The World Famous Sandshaker"- a Pensacola Beach Tradition
since 1973. It's the Home of the Original Bushwacker and has been
selling this signature drink for over 30 years. The Shaker was the 1st
bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen concoction. Live Music
Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun. Karaoke Tuesday. "Grilling & Chillin"
with Lost Kees, Sat-Sun 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Across from the Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach. Open 10
am until 3am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com for photo gal-
lery and event schedule.
NATIVE CAFE
Open at 7:30 a.m. six days a week. Closed on Tuesday. Owned
and operated by friendly natives serving locally produced seafood
and delicacies. The Fish Tacos are an experience to enjoy. The own-
ers say their goal is to preserve the unique flavors of the Gulf Coast.
Go fresh. Go native. Specialty desserts top off expertly prepared
meals. Seating is informal. Art gallery setting with local artists dis-
playing whimsical works.
45 Via de Luna. Downtown Pensacola Beach. 934-4848.


LOBBY CLOSED FROM 1-3 PM EACH
DAY. DRIVE UP OPEN DURING ALL
BANKING HOURS.


November 17, 2009


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PAGE









( peas, porriige & a 6-q martini
by Kathi Lewis


When Wooly Booger Queen
Shugah says, "There will be no hur-
ricanes during my reign," I mean it,
by God! Although I hate to say I
told you so.....well maybe not really
hate it (perhaps might even enjoy it
a bit) I did tell you so. Although I
did suggest we continue blowing
kisses to the south because that has
become a very effective tool in steer-
ing away storms.
In fact, Queen Shugah took the
precaution of lining up all the vari-
ous magical/ceremonial/powerful
items given to me at the "Kiss the
Hurricanes Away This Season Bawl"
held inMay. Ohyeah, I had my "hur-
ricane catcher" given to me by Jane
Cooper and the Lakota Indians. As
I wore the ceremonial earrings and
chanted the powerful spell given to
me by D.J. Zemenick, I also contin-
ued to blow the magic shell I re-
ceived from Chrissy Cook. All this
while holding the powerful crystals
given by Shelley Johnson and re-
lieving my dry lips with the magical
lip balm from Lila Cox. The Queen's
elixir given by Shaker Queen Sandi
Johnson was most certainly a huge
relief for the dry throat caused by all
that chanting. I was certainly keep-
ing in mind that former Queens
Shugah Paulette Provost was acti-
vating her voodoo magic, while
Renee Mack was casting her own
powerful spell. Moon Maiden Char-
lotte Spencer was well in tune with
her moon magic. I could also hear
the chanting of Christine "Bunkie"
Hewerdine along with the sound of
the knife being driven into the
ground by Lynn Cieutat all the way
over in Mexico Beach.
I want to say what an amazing
job was done by all who participated
in downsizing this Hurricane to a
mere tropical storm.
This year's Wooly Booger "Kiss
the Hurricane Season Goodbye
Bawl" will take place at Paradise on
Saturday, Nov. 21. I know it's a little
before the official end of the season
but Queen Shugah has many things
on her plate this year. I don't think I
have another open date until after
Mardi Gras and that's waaayyy too
far away to announce a new Queen


Shugah! Besides I'm quite eager to
pass this tiara on.....it's a tough job
and we need a fresh Queen each
year!
God smiled upon us and cleared
our Paradise just in time for the
Veteran's Day Parade! My grand-
children particularly love this Parade
and I enjoy it with them each year.
Four-year-old Sissy calls it the
"Happy Heterans Day Parade" and
waves her flag constantly with pride
as the veteranss" pass by. Last year
her Mama, Mel tried to teach her the
correct pronunciation to no avail.
If you're tired of the regular
pumpkin pie, try this week's recipe.
It's a definite keeper, so get out your
scissors and let's cook......

Pumpkin Pie Crumble Cake

1 Box yellow cake mix
1 Stick butter/margarine at room
temperature
4 Large Eggs
2 Cans (15oz. ea.) pumpkin
1 Can (3 oz.) evaporated milk
1 (8oz.) cream cheese, room
temperature
1 % Cup Sugar
1 tsp. Nutmeg
3 tsp. ground Cinnamon
2 Tbsp. Good Rum, optional
4 Tbsp. butter, chilled
1 Cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees;
grease and flour 13 X 9 baking pan.
Reserving one cup cake mix for top-
ping, combine remaining mix, but-
ter and an egg in large mixing bowl
then mix on low speed with blender
until well combined. Using finger-
tips, press into bottom of baking
pan.
Combine pumpkin, evaporated
milk, cream cheese, one cup sugar,
remaining 3 eggs, nutmeg, cinna-
mon and rum into same mixing
bowl and blend on low speed until
combined (about 30 seconds. No
need to clean bowl or beaters.) In-
crease mixer speed to medium and
beat 1 2 minutes longer until mix-
ture lightens in color and texture.
Pour over crust and set aside.
Fortopping, place remaining % cup
sugar, chilled butter and reserved
cake mix in a clean bowl. Using
electric mixer, beat on low speed
until just combined and crumble


(30 seconds to 1 minute) Stir in
pecans and knead with fingers into
mixture. Distribute evenly over fill-
ing and bake until the center jiggles
when you shake the pan and the
pecans on top have browned (70-
75 minutes).
You can top this with Sweet-
ened Cream when served. (Sweet-
ened Cream is made by beating
heavy whipping cream (2 cups) in
a chilled bowl with chilled beaters
on high speed until cream thickens
(90 seconds). Add 1/ cup confec-
tioners sugar and beat 1 or 2 min-
utes longer until stiff peaks form.
Enjoy, share, have a safe
and happy Thanksgiving and
don't forget to join the Krewe of
Wrecks!
See ya in the kitchen....


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for Halloween. Errol Putfark
dressed as the famous television
character and his friend Marta Ray
submitted the photo.


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All meetings begin at 6 p.m.
Memberships are available
at each meeting; $30.
November 23
Wrecks Meeting Bimini Bar
November 30
Wrecks Meeting Paradise
December 7
Wrecks Mtg Bamboo Willie's
December 14
Wrecks Meeting The Break
January 4
Wrecks Meeting Flounder's
January 11
Wrecks Mtg Paddy O'Leary's
January 18
Wrecks Meeting PegLeg's
January 25
Wrecks Meeting The Islander
February 1
Wrecks Meeting Elk's Lodge


2010
January 9
January 15
January 16
January 23
January 23
January 30
January 30
January 31

February 6
February 6
February 8
February 8
February 13
February 14
February 15
February 16


In Your
Estimation
If you are having a party,
estimate your wine needs by figuring a
half-bottle of wine per person, as a mini-
mum. This yields about two and a half
glasses of wine per person. Bear in mind
that most people will be sipping their wine
over the course of a few hours, in which
case it cannot hurt to have more wine on
hand. Better to have too much than to run
out. Unopened bottles can always be en-
joyed ata later date. As for opened bottles,
recork them and put them in the refrigera-
tor to preserve their freshness. White wine
will be ready the following night, straight
from the refrigerator. Allow red wine to
return to room temperature first.
HINT: As a general rule of thumb, most
opened bottles of wine remain good for
about three days.

Our staff at Beach Wines and Liquors,
Inc. is very knowledgeable about wines,
and what wines best complement vari-
ous foods. We also would be happy to
assist you in estimating quantities as you
plan your holiday parties. We carry great
wines from all over the world, and in all
price ranges. We are conveniently located
in the Soundside Market at 5 Via de Luna.
Ring 850-932-8850 with questions.


Mardi Gras on the Island

Nereids King Kake Party, Paradise, 3 PM
Nereids Moonpie Party, Sandshaker
Krewe of Junanoo, Chili CookOff, Shaker, 1 PM
Nauga Champagne Breakfast, Dock, 10 AM
Krewe of Brewe Black Tie Ball, Elk's Lodge
Nereids Mystical Ball, Elk's Lodge
Bananimals Ball, Bay Beach Inn
Beach Babe Contest & Cajun Boil, Shaker, 3 PM

Krewe of Kids Parade
Wrecks Grand Costume Ball
Queen's Dinner, Flounder's, 7 PM
King's Dinner, Elk's Lodge, 7 PM
Wrecks Champagne Breakfast
Krewe of Wrecks Parade, 2 PM
Red Beans and Rice Luncheon, Casin r
Krewe of Coma, Sandshaker, 7 PM


More details will appear as the season nears.
Not all events are open to the public.
Some events require tickets.


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BYTES AND BITS
By Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal


Q: "How is a Recovery differ-
ent from a Restore?"
A: To solve problems withyour
computer's software you can do a
"Recovery" ora "Restore." The ex-
act steps for using those software
tools will vary, depending on the
manufacturer of your computer.
There is a big difference between the
two processes and using the wrong
one can cause big headaches. Make
sure you understand the terminology
when attempting to fix your com-
puter yourself or when talking to a
technical support person.
The result of the Recovery Pro-
cess is that your computer will be
returned to its original factory con-
dition. During the recovery, all in-
formation is erased and only the soft-

Messaging

System Set

To Launch
Pensacola Beach residents
and leaseholders will soon be able
to receive critical messages from
the Santa Rosa Island Authority
via email. The messaging system,
which will launch in the near fu-
ture, is designed to alert residents
during emergencies.
The SRIA will send a post-
card to Beach leaseholders with
instructions on how to "opt-in" to
the messaging system.
"The process will be relatively
simple," said Matt Mooneyham,
SRIA Director of Developmental
Services. "Anyone who would like
to receive alerts will be able to sign
up by going to the SRIA website,
clicking on the special tab and fill-
ing out the form."
For security purposes, a post
sign up email will be transmitted
to the individual, to confirm their
participation.
Although Tropical Storm
Ida delayed the launch, the ser-
vice should be available very
soon. The SRIA website is
www.sria-fla.com.


ware that was on the computer when
it was first installed will be on it. In
order to save your important data,
you must first back up your files to
an external disk. All programs and
hardware that you had installed af-
ter you got the computer will then
have to be installed again.
The Restore Process does not
destroy your personal files. When
using that technique, the restore pro-
gram allows you to return the com-
puter to a time when it was working
correctly. You will be asked to se-
lect a date to which you would like
to have the computer restored.
There may be several restore points
available, some going back to pre-
vious months. Keep in mind that
you may have to install some pro-
grams again if you go back too far.
In most cases, the restore process is
completely reversible, allowing you
undo what was done during the res-
toration. In some cases, the restore
process fails because the Windows
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Wrap, Rattle And Roll It's Shipping Time


Tips for ship shape holiday
packing are provided by Linda and
Wally Schiessl at the UPS Store.
1) Pack your precious presents
in corrugated boxes with plenty of
cushioning material. Do not wrap
shipping boxes in paper.
2) Liquor boxes are not allowed
even if there is no liquor in them.
The Post Office cannot accept them
either.
3) Shipping of alcohol and to-
bacco products is prohibited.
4) Bubble wrap all breakable
items. Cushion with at least 2 inches
of Styrofoam "peanuts" around each
item. Peanuts or other packing cush-
ions can be purchased. (Newspaper
traditionally has been used. It's a
good way to recycle Island Times!)
Rule of thumb when a box is
shaken, no sound should be heard.
5) Secure along all seams of the
box with shipping tape. Strapping
tape is a good option. Masking tape,
electrical tape and duct tape should
not be used.
6) If box is being reused, re-
move all previous labels to avoid
confusion.
7) Ship early.


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Bob Sikes Toll Bridge Annual Pass Renewal
November 2 through December 30, 2009
Renew Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM

renewal applications available at: - -
> Any lane of the Bob Sikes Toll Facility
> Santa Rosa Island Authority Office Il
> Online at www.sria-fla.com Now accepting
Credit Cards
(service fee applies)

REMEMBER There will be no January graceperiod All 2009

active annual passes will terminate December 31, 2009.


NEW ANNUAL PASS SALES Begin January 4, 2010 at
the SRIA Office. Extended sales hours from Jan 4 to Jan 29 are
Monday -Friday, 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM


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Turkeys And Touchdowns Served

Up At Beach Thanksgiving Day


Traditionally, Thanksgiving is
a family celebration. A day to enjoy
a huge feast, football, and family
stories. But what if you do not have
a local family? Well, there is a short-
age of options on Pensacola Beach,
but there are a very appealing few
places to go.
Paddy O'Leary's is continuing
the presentation of a free Thanks-
giving dinner started by Aaron
Grimsley at The Islander Lounge
many years ago. Christy Sullivan will
be on hand to keep things rolling
after owners Gary Humphrey and
Seamus Hunt prepare turkeys and
dressing. Guests bring covered
dishes to the dinner which will be
served around 5 p.m. O'Leary's will
open at 11 a.m.
"Please sign up with Christy, so
we'll have an idea of how many are
coming," Humphrey said. "All are
welcome to come and have a meal
and enjoy each other's company."
The Sandshaker will feature a
potluck dinner beginning at 5 p.m.
The bar will open at noon. The
Sabine Sandbarwillbe openat 3 p.m.
for football and fun. Sidelines will
open at 2:30 p.m. Native Caf6 will be
open regular hours, from 7:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
Miniature golf fans can get in
18 holes at Tiki Island between noon
and 6 p.m. and card players can try
their luck at Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
at 7 p.m. at Paddy's.
Restaurants which will be
closed all Thanksgiving Day are
Paradise Bar and Grill, Flounder's,
McGuire's Irish Pub, Crab's We Got
'Em, PegLeg Pete's and Bullfeathers.
Shoppers who can hardly wait
for Black Friday will not be disap-


pointed. Island Style beach stores
will be closed on Thanksgiving,
but will swing the doors wide
open at 9 a.m. Tiki Jake's Cordova
Mall location will open at 5 a.m.
and at 10 a.m. in Gulf Breeze. Blue
Sky Gift Shop is dark on Thurs-
day, but will be ready for shop-
pers beginning Friday morning.
Our Lady of the Assumption
Catholic Mission and the
Pensacola Beach Community
Church will not have special
Thanksgiving services, but will hold
regular services on Sunday. Catho-
lic Mass is at 9:45 a.m. andthe Beach
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The Pensacola Beach Elk's
Lodge will host a closed event, a
Thanksgiving dinner for 45 United
States Marines from MATSG-21
who cannot go home for the holi-
day. Dinner will be cooked and
served by Elk's volunteers, accord-
ing to Ron Christian, Elk's manager.
Beach resident, Jim Knell, a retired
Marine Corps major, is coordinating
the event.


Frankenstein's monster and his bride will be dancing the monster mash
at Paradise Inn during Mardi Gras weekend, February 13-14. Tommy
and Felicia Fisher won the two-night stay as the grand prize winners of
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November 17, 2009 Island Times PAGE 9


Beach School Students Make The Grade


The scores are in and the
Pensacola Beach School students
who have been named to the Honor
Roll during the first nine week grad-
ing period are as follows:
Debbie Campanella's
Second Grade Class
A Honor Roll
Tanner Braxton
Sophie Faircloth
Matthew McCurdy
A/B Honor Roll
Sofie Babcock
Cali Hargrove
Toler Keigley
Lydia Metzger-Moore
Dylan Renfroe
Caleb Sampson
Jon Sawyer-Smith
Joy McLaurine's
Third Grade Class
A Honor Roll
Madison Clay
Clay Clifton
Hannah May
Thomas Niven


Grace Reece
Peter Seigh
Emily Wang
McGuire Wolfe
A/B Honor Roll
Isabella Rice
Carlee Amberson
Zoe Cooper
Patrick Cronin
Chloe Huntley
Annabel Jacobs
Cayson McCurdy
Mackenzi Patrick
Ashley Price
Sophia Slobodian
Joshua Thompson
Susan McLeod's
Fourth Grade Class
A Honor Roll
Avery Gibson
Abby Jacobs
Macy Mateer
Lauren Stokes
A/B Honor Roll
Blair Amberson
Caroline Hadden


Hanah Mabire
Meredith McCurdy
Ali Salazar
Patrick Seigh
John Sweet
Zofia Uszok
Margie Pitt's
Fifth Grade Class
A Honor Roll
ColinAdams
Logan Bruce
Benton Byrd
Jack Flores
Daniel Green
A/B Honor Roll
Zoe Babcock
Shelby Dunne
Mary Elliott
Kylie Finkbone
Justin Fruitticher
Patrick Hodges
Starfish Holk
Maddie Grace McCurdy
Reddon McLaurine
Josh Priest
Dylan Skutt
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Just in time for holiday shop-
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Auxiliary will host a Jewelry Sale
fundraiser Monday and Tuesday,
December 7-8, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It will be held in the Ciano Build-
ing on the Gulf Breeze Hospital


Campus.
"The selection is awesome
and everything is priced at six
dollars," said Publicity Chairman
Marion Ginn. "It is the perfect
place to do some holiday shopping.
The proceeds will benefit the hospi-


tal patients."
The Auxiliary hosts a number
of sales throughout the year and
members volunteer at the Gulf Breeze
Hospital Gift Shop.
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Saints Football Rushes Monday Night Meeting


The Saintly influence of New
Orleans' now famous undefeated
NFL football team is carrying over
to many less populated areas than
the Superdome. Like the Pensacola
Beach Elementary School which
hastened to complete its business
meeting November 2 before the
Monday night clash between the
Saints and the Falcons.
Prior to the game, the Board
heard the financial report from Board
president Todd McCurdy.
"The treasury is stable," he
said. "The balance is up $12,446 this


month. This includes monies from
the State for being an A School and
donations."
Donations totaled $23,548 plus
$1,115 collected from the Texas Hold
Em pokertournament, whichwas ear-
marked for the Music Department.
"This year's Fall Festival was a
huge success," said third grade
teacher Joy McLaurine. "It was a
wonderful evening. The children
were free to move about in a safe
environment. The parents enjoyed
the food and entertainment."
Although the amount raised by


the Festival was not yet determined,
the estimate is between seven and
eight thousand dollars.
The Principal Jeff Castleberry
reported that the escalating com-
puter problems have been solved by
the purchase and installation of a
new server.
Fall Break will be November 23
to 27, Thanksgiving Week.
The next meeting of the School
Board will be Monday, November 30
at 6 p.m. at the School. This will be
the final meeting of the year. All meet-
ings are open to the public.


Beach School Alum Stokes Fundraising Project


He started as a grommet carv-
ing up waves on Pensacola Beach,
and now Slater Trout, 14, is a Stand
Up Paddler of elite status. The Beach
School graduate, who moved to Ha-
waii, has a long list of honors in-
cluding being the youngest competi-
tor invited to the 2009 Quicksilver
Kaikika Big Wave Stand Up Chal-
lenge at Makaha Point. He has taken
the Stand Up Paddle world by storm,
but he has not forgotten his friends
on Pensacola Beach.
Trout, in cooperation with his

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ROAD CLOSURES At press time the following roads were
closed due to storm damage:
Ft. Pickens Rd from the gate to the fort
J. Earle Bowden Way (SR 399) From Park East to Navarre
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November 17, 2009 Island Times PAGE 11


6V9 By Joey Merritt
To cook a turkey, first
\ you need to cook it and
freeze it. Then, put special
S[I sauce, salt, pepper, and hot
sauce on it. Next, cut up the
meat. That was yummy,
good and special.

By Max Mateer
To cook a turkey first,
you have to buy it. Next,
you have to put pork in it
because they're made of
pork. Last, you put it on 450
K degrees and 12 minutes.
Now it's ready to eat.


By Macy Claire Cronin
My dad goes to hunt for a tur-
key. Then, he brings it in the house.
Next, we put it in the fridge. We take
it, then we cook it.

By Bridgett Wolfe
My mom catches the turkey and
she cooks it for me and my brother. I
love to put some butter and salt on
my turkey before I eat it!

By Lauren Thompson
To cook a turkey, first you let it
cool down because it's frozen. Then
you put it in the stove. I put salt and
pepper on my turkey. At lastyou eat it.


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By Taylor
First, I pick my favorite tur-
key. Then, I put it in the fridge.
Then, I let it cool off. Next, I put
it in the oven. We put the tem-
perature on. Then we eat it.
By Ryland McCurdy
First, you have to buy one.
Then, you need to cook it for 80
minutes on 340 degrees. Last,
you need to decorate it with hot
sauce.
By Joselyn Reeves
First, you will need to go to
the store to buy one. Next, let it
fog out. Then you put it in the
oven.


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by E.K Hewson


I just feel like I put away my
Halloween decorations and it's time
for Thanksgiving. Why is it time
flies when you are together as a fam-
ily, but drags on forever when a
loved one is deployed overseas? I
have been very fortunate as the wife
of a Marine that the majority of my
husband's deployments were during
the spring and summer months. We
did endure a couple of fall and win-
ter separations, and of course, his
most recent deployment as a fleet
Marine began in the fall and ended
the following summer. So once
again, I am very grateful that I have
my family, my Colonel and my Kid,
to gather around our Thanksgiving
table and to give thanks for all that
we have been blessed with. Not all
service members and their families
will be so fortunate this year.
Think about this. There are well
over 150,000 military personnel
serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
That's almost twice the population
of the cities of Pensacola and Gulf
Breeze and Pensacola Beach com-
bined. No telling how or even if they
will celebrate Thanksgiving, but it
certainly won't be with family. Rest
assured CNN will show some cutesy
news clip at a chow hall within the
safe confines of the Green Zone, but
somehow a mass prepared meal just
doesn't sound like home cooking to


me. Does it to you?
Now think about their families.
Our military personnel come from
all over the country and with one
goal in mind and that is to serve this
nation and its people. When we were
stationed in California and the Colo-
nel was overseas, I would gather up
the Kid and head to the one wife's
home that could hold the most fold-
ing chairs and card tables. The
squadron spouses would show up
with food, fine china, silverware, lin-
ens and lots of wine. By sharing our
collective sadness, we found com-
fort and joy in our common bond
and inevitably discovered that it was
okay to laugh and eat until we had
to undo the top button on our jeans.
I used to, however, think about all
the parents of the single Marines that
were in our squadron. How did they
handle having one less person
around the holiday table? Who was
their support? Family? Neighbors?
No one?
I realize after eight years of
fighting a war on terror (Operation
Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan
began October 7, 2001, followed by
Operation Iraqi Freedom, on March
19, 2003) that some might begin to
think it's a natural occurrence or it's
totally common to have so many
military personnel deployed in
harm's way or having so many ser-


vice members attending specialized
schools in preparation to deploy. I
can tell you it is not, especially for
the families. This continued war
time tempo has worn everyone quite
thin.
This Thanksgiving, however,
you can make a difference in the
lives of military personnel stationed
in Pensacola and their families from
all over the United States. The
Pensacola USO can use and needs
your help. The wonderful volunteers
of the Pensacola USO are making a
home cooked meal for more than
1000 sailors, Marines and airmen
who cannot make it home this holi-
day and are also planning a full
weekend of festivities. Please call
Kathy Karsten, USO Pensacola Pro-
grams Manager at 455-8280 ext. 4
or e-mail her at kkarsten@uso.org.
In the grand picture of what our mili-
tary men and women are being asked
to do, year after year after year, your
gesture of reaching out to help the
USO Pensacola might seem like a
small sacrifice in comparison, but it
is significant in its message that you
still care. Now that is something we
can all celebrate. Happy Thanksgiv-
ing. Until next time...


Pensacola Beach
American Legion mem-
ber Jim Hill salutes af-
ter placing the MIA/
POW drape on the
Empty Chair during
Veterans Day ceremo-
nies, November 11 at
the Gulfside Pavilion.


Beach resident and World War II veteran Frank Cooper, left, paraded with his
son-in-law Richard Johnson, right, in the Pensacola Beach Veteran's Day pa-
rade. Cooper, who served in the Coast Guard and Johnson, a former Marine,
proudly flew their branch of service flags from their electric vehicle.


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bright during the Pensacola Beach
Chamber's Season Your Holidays
with Island Spirit. The Chamber's
promotion kicks off Friday, Novem-
ber27 at6 p.m. with aflip of a switch
Island businesses and residents will
sparkle with twinkling holiday deco-
rations. The merry merchants on the
Boardwalk will be delighting visitors
with their zooful of lighted animals
along with a live Christmas tree.
"We have rented the
ZooLights and want everyone to
come to the island to enjoy them at
no charge," said Mike McLaughlin,
Boardwalk Merchants Association.
"We will have carolers around the
tree at the Season Lights Up event
on November 27."
The excitement continues with
a thirty-five day calendar full of free
events.
"The highlight of our promotion
is the parade weekend," said Cham-
berPresident JeffElbert. "The Lighted
Boat parade is Friday, December 11,
followed by our Surfing Santa Beach
parade onDecember 13."
The Chamber has launched
an event website where infor-
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The Chamber events are free
and open to the public.
"This is our gift to the commu-
nity. We want everyone to share our
joy for the season and the beauty of
the beach," said Nan Harper, Cham-
ber events chairman.
The first twelve days of Decem-
ber include:
December 1
Children's Coloring Contest kicks off.
Limitless imaginations guide small hands
in creating Island holiday works of art.
Coloring sheets are available at the
Visitor's Information Center, Island Style
and Beach hotels. All art will be dis-
played in Island Style's Tropical Christ-
mas Room. Free.
December 5
Kowabunga Breakfast with Surfing
Santa Surf Burger 8 to 10:30 a.m.
This Santa has a surfboard sled pulled
by magical dolphins. Kids should have
their wish list ready. Free mimosas for
parents.
December 6
Christmas Festival Our Lady of the
Assumption Catholic Mission 9 to 4
Gingerbread House Make and Take -
Tiki Island Golf and Games, Noon to 2
p.m. Bring a bag of hard candies to deco-
rate your Beach version of the tradi-
tional sweet house. Free.
Santa and His Paparazzi Photo Ses-
sion Boardwalk 2 to 4 p.m.
Island memories are forever when you
have your photo taken with Santa in
front of palm trees decorated by Beach


elves. Nominal charge for photo.
Tis the Season Open House Lee Tracy
- Boardwalk 2 to 4 p.m. Experience
Lee Tracy's Southern charm. Hospital-
ity is the norm and shopping is hassle
free. Goodies for kids of all ages. Santa
will be in the Amphitheatre for photos.
Hope you have been nice.
December 7
Joy For The Beach -Presented by the
Pensacola Beach Optimists at Our Lady
Catholic Church 6:30 p.m. This event
dishes up abundant Island spirit. Served
by high energy singers and performers
costumed for the holidays. Free.
December 11
Lighted Boat Parade Pensacola Beach
Marina to Boardwalk 7 pm
December 12
Ornament Making Days Inn 1 to 4
The Gulf of Mexico offers her treasured
sand dollars and starfish that evolve into
fabulous decorations for the tree. Free
Island Style Tropical Holiday Open
House 4 to 6 p.m. The home of the
Christmas Room on the Island. Chat,
munch cookies, sip cider and enjoy the
original art by coloring contestants. Free.
For more information call the
Chamber at 850-932-1500.


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December 13 Gingerbread House Make and Take Tiki Island Noon to 2 pm Liged
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December 18 Sip and Sing Adult Caroling Bus Tour, Sandshaker 6 pm &
December 19 Adult Coloring Contest Sandshaker 6 pm Surfing
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newly scheduled Saturday after-
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"Not everyone can play cards
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"There are multiple television
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November games have a cor-
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fuls gathered around the felt tables
at the Sandshaker Lounge. Mike
Driscoll scored his first ever win
with over $13 million in 4444Fun
chips. Hank Misiak was the run-
ner-up. Mike and Mary Kay Wood
provided a spicy pot of chili for
the poker playing crowd.
In action at Paddy O'Leary's
on November 3 Eric Weatherford
took down defending champ Ri-
chard Butler with "trip nines" on
the final hand.
Sgt. Amy Metcalf dropped in
for a win on November 5.
"Amy is in the 101st Airborne
and is on her way to Afgan. Her
brother Larry Durham is also in the
101st and on his way, too. Their
mom Kim Durham was treating
them to a nood time on the beach


Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun dealt a wininng hand to the students at Pensacola
Beach Elementary School with a $1115 donation to the Music Department.
In ceremonies hosted during the School's Fall Festival, October 30, (L to
R) Principal Jeff Castleberry, accepts a check from Richard and Janie
Uzdevenes, Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun owners. Beach School Music teacher
Mary Holway, right, says it's music to her ears.


before they shipped out," said
Uzdevenes.
Kristin Larmier made a three
hand come-from-behind run to
clean out chip leader Pete Falgout
on November 7.
Eric "The Postman"
Weatherford delivered winning
hand after winning hand to outlast
Russell Patterson on November 8.
This was Weatherford's second win
inNovember.
The ladies took top billing on
November 10 with Billie Urquhart
squeaking past red hot Mary Kay
Wood in the final. Mary Kay cleaned
out all the boys on the table before
her luck changed on the final three
hands.
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Play on Turkey Day 7 p.m.
Beach central time at Paddy's.
Hop-A-Long Head chip
counter Rick Uzdevenes is recover-
ing from knee surgery. Billie
Urquhart and Justin Scher will be the
dealers at the Texas Hold'Em games
until he heals up.
Texas Hold 'Em games are open
to anyone 21 or older with a basic
knowledge of the game. All games
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850-324-2667.


Lucky Gayle Shackelford, standing, won the BudLight Dave Matthews
Party Cruise which was given away during Bands on the Beach. She and
the King of the Hammock Grady Hugh sailed to Cocoa Cay on a Royal
Carribean cruise ship October 23. Gayle noted that BudLight flowed freely
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I was watching a rerun of Fa-
ther Knows Best on television the
other day, and was amazed at the
story's impact. It focused on a
dream that Jim, the Dad, had with
regards to the secret formula to hap-
piness. The story had multiple twists
and turns, emphasizing the excel-
lent script and acting abilities of the
cast. I was thoroughly entertained,
but I was still curious what was
the secret formula in the 1950s to
happiness?
I knew it would not be about
money nor about fame. This mes-
sage would be deeper, more spiri-
tual in nature. And finally, Jim
Anderson revealed the secret for-
mula. It was so simple treat ev-
eryone like you would like to be
treated. I thought long and hard


about this.
Here we are fifty years later,
and this one brilliant insight that has
been around for a long time is still
unattainable for all.
I wonder about a species like
ours that requires so much for main-
tenance as we approach the seven
billion mark as a total population
count. We may be breeding our-
selves to extinction.
So instead of everyone saying
their philosophy or religious book
says this, and is the only correct way
or thinking, perhaps, it is time to
look toward the future with no more
philosophy than to treat everyone
like we would like to be treated.
It's a beautiful thought, and in
this day and age, one we need to em-
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Cub Scouts from
Pack 11 had to create
their own fair winds and
following seas at the an-
nual Raingutter Regatta,
Sunday, November 1 at
the Beach School. Nic
Wehrenberg built and
decorated his sailboat
which he huffed and
puffed to the finish line.
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Havingjust heard the very mov-
ing and emotional memorial service
for the thirteen military persons
killed at Fort Hood, I am reminded
again of the great values that bind
us together as Americans. In all the
diversity that exists in our Nation,
we put aside that diversity when it
comes to catastrophes, and espe-
cially so when such a senseless
crime occurs. That seems to have
been the case from the beginning of
the history of our Nation. Those
pilgrims from other lands came to
our shores for a new start, but the
start was not what they intended.
The cold, cruel winter, along with
illness, devastated their group.
However, they did not let it get them
down. They persevered, and sur-
vived. If it hadn't been for the lean-
tos and for the few friendly folk, and
for the little bit of corn and grain
they were able to raise, they could
not have survived. In gratitude, they
had a thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving occurs in many
settings. A pastor tells of Thanks-
giving eve at his church. They had
worked with a community agency to
receive the names of ten different
families which they could care for
at Thanksgiving. The congregation

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gathered on Thanksgiving eve, and
set out ten boxes on tables in their
fellowship hall. They invited the ten
families to come, and as the congre-
gation put food into each box-tur-
key and ham, vegetables and pies
and bread-everyone was filled with
joy, those who could give and those
who would receive. Then the un-
thinkable happened. An eleventh
family came in the door, somebody
in need. They piled out of an old
dilapidated pickup truck, a father, a
mother and three children. They had
heard there was food being distrib-
uted by the church. The pastor had
to explain that they didn't have
enough for an extra family, but he
would do what he could. Then an


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any prompting, one of the women
receiving the food, and already had
her box in her arms, went back to
the table, and sat her box down. She
pulled an empty box from under the
table, set it beside hers, and began
to take food out of her box and put
it in the eleventh box. Then the oth-
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to theirs, and took food out of each
of their boxes to share, until soon
the eleventh box had the most in it.
And then they turned and gave it to
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reading the water


by Saltwater Rick


The Big Bull
Reds have been giving all the local
anglers a good time, but, due to slot
sizes, none are filling up their din-
ner tables.
Flounder are on the move and
gigging at night is the way to go if
you're filling your freezer. Ifyoujust
want a little fun and a good dinner
rig up a slip sinker on a mono leader
with a circle hook and grap a bucket
full of bull minnows and head down
to your favorite spot. Afew steps on
the old bridge will put you right in
the mix or if walking is your thing
head down to Ft.Pickens Gate and
fish the shallows.
The Texas Hold 'Em poker
gang headed off to Ft. Pickens on
Saturday, November 7 after the af-
ternoon card game at Paddy's. It was
a lucky night with the Bull Reds.
Justin Scher, Todd Lentini and his
dad Robert Lintini, Eric
Weatherford and his girl, Angela
Hartzog, all caught a Redfish or two.
Angela Hartzog caught her first ever
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moon lighting their way did the trick.
Congrats Angela. You are the
Fisherperson of the week!
Tropical Storm Ida just finished
up a late dance and I'm sure changed
a few things around. I hope the fish


didn't head off too far. We shall see.
And someone please tell Jim
Cantore with The Weather Channel
if he is going to talk about our area
to get it right. Ft. Pickens, Alabama?
How can he make a mistake like
that?
Do yourself a favor and go
fishing !


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"Hungry and homeless animals
are given shelter at the Pensacola
Humane Society," said Mary Wright
of Wright Pet Sitting in Gulf Breeze.


"The Shelter needs your support."
Donation will be accepted un-
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