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Publication Date: June 1, 2010
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Pensacola Beach Elementary School fifth graders welcomed fellow Sandpipers who are members of the Gulf Breeze High School graduating Class of 2010. These high
school seniors are from Margie Pitts' first fifth grade class at the Beach School. Students who attend the little school located on the sand get a firm educational foundation and
build sturdy friendships. Sandpipers and seniors are (front row, L to R): Kylie Finkbone, Emily Chaney, Michelle Albert, Patrick Hodges, George Weisnicht, Alexis Simmons,
Tyler Burke, Brad Foley and Edgar Shigley. In the middle row (L to R) are: Layne Hackleman, Maddie Grace McCurdy, Dillon McCain, Benton Byrd, Reddon McLaurine, Parker
Baynes, Mary Elliott, Starfish Holk, Brandon Shaw, Josh Priest, Colin Adams and Shelby Dunne. The top row includes (L to R): Jack Flores, Justin Fruitticher, Zoe Babcock,
Daniel Green, Paris Dupuis, Teacher Margie Pitts, Reilly Thompson, Payton Goff and Logan Bruce. Dylan Skutt was absent. For more on this story, see page 2.


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Grassy Fields, Sports Tracks Beckon Beach School Grads


The Beach School fifth graders
are getting ready to say farewell
to the sparkling Gulf waters and
the gleaming white beaches which
surround their school. They will be
trading their tranquil years in the
Beach atmosphere for the adven-
turesome bustle of middle school.
Their sandy playground will be
replaced with grassy fields and
sports tracks.
And, guess w lui These fledg-
lings are ready to go. Armed with an
elementary school education which
probably has very little if any equal,
they are ready to take the next step
into the real world.
"By the end of fifth grade, these
students are ready for the bigger
pond, but they always have their
Sandpiper buddies to rely on," said
Margie Pitts, their teacher.
"Fifth graders seem to change
and mature on a weekly basis. By
Christmas they are taller and their
faces are less round. By May they
have adopted the Sixth Grade Strut.
They are ready for middle school,"
she said.
Pitts has taught at the Beach
School for eight years and proudly
announces that her first class of fifth
graders is graduating from high
school this June.
She said she feels she has the
best gig in town.
"I'm very grateful and take to
heart every day the challenge of
doing the best job I can do and then
trying to do better."
Some of the kids said their
fondest memory of elementary


school was the location. But, on the
other hand, thirteen of the twenty-
six said their best memory was the
trip to New Orleans. Yes, as their
teacher said, "They are ready for the
bigger pond." Much bigger.
Although they were caught up
in the magical web New Orleans
wove around them, they still had
some sound comments to make
about their future. They looked for-
ward to careers as teachers, marine
biologists, an astronaut, cheerlead-
ing coach or as Mary Elliott put it,
"I don't know what I want to be. I
try focusing on the previous day, not
those ahead of me."
As Pitts said, "They are inde-
pendent and responsible."
They all expressed their great
emotional attachment to each other.
"We're all not just friends,"
Mary said. "We are family."
Daniel Green echoed her re-
mark with a graphic illustration,
"The best thing about going to the
Beach School, is that in the morning
everyone has a smile on their face."
Students had nothing but glow-
ing praise for the teachers at the
school. They described them with
words such as "amazing" and "awe-
some" and all kinds of elaborate,
descriptive remarks in between.
When asked what advice they
would have for the next fifth grade
class, the Class of 2010 got down
to brass tacks. Ms. Pitts must have
touched on manners now and then,
because they all said remember to
say "yes ma'am and no ma'am."
Maybe, you think you are


Published every other Tuesday
SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER
Post Office Box 844
Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
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smarter than a fifth grader? As the
contestants on the TV show hosted
by JeffFoxworthy learned, no mat-
ter, if they had answered some of
the questions or none, they still had
to step to the microphone and tell
a national audience, "No, I am not


smarter than a fifth grader."
Consider the reply given by
Layne Hackelman to the question
of what to tell the incoming fifth
grade. If accomplished, this would
be a considerable achievement for


Maddie Grace McCurdy, top,
is theBeach School's Shining Star
for 2010. The Shining Star desig-
nation is based on good citizenship,
community service and adherence
to the core values of the Escambia
County School District: equality,
responsibility, integrity, respect, |
honesty and patriotism. McCurdy i
received this award in ceremonies
at PJCApril 25.r I 'I

Patrick Hodges is the Beach
School Student of the Year. Teach- .
ers and staff award the Student of -
the Year to the fifth grader who ,
is a high achiever academically III:11'
as well as a good citizen. Patrick
sets a good example for others
each day, according to his teacher
Margie Pitts.
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someone at any age.
"Be prepared and aware of
your surroundings. Always do your
homework, be positive, and never
give up," she said.
You may just want to drop that
in your wallet for future reference.


Pitts Sends First Sandpipers Off To College


Fifth grade Beach School
teacher Margie Pitts took her former
students for a little trip down mem-
ory lane May 24, before they travel
across the stage to receive their high
school diplomas. Eight years ago,


these were her fifth grade students.
As they prepare for college, they
take with them lessons learned from
their Beach School years.
"Do your best, be polite and
say 'yes ma'am,' is what I tell each


Back to the Beach School are alums who will graduate from Gulf Breeze
High, June 4. Back row (L to R): George Weisnicht, Brad Foley, Tyler Burke
and Marc Sessa. Front row (L to R): Michelle Albert, teacher Margie Pitts and
Omari Baines.


class," said Pitts. "These things will
take you far."
Marc Sessa is going far all the
way to California to attend USC. He
is majoring in Music for film. There
are two chemistry majors. Tyler
Burke, who is enrolled at UWF, and
Omari Baines, who will attend the
University of South Florida. George
Weisnicht is also headed to South
Florida, but will study mechanical
engineering.
Michelle Albert, who volun-
teers at the Beach School, is en-
rolled at Pensacola Junior College
in Business Administration. Brad
Foley, will be a Business major at
the University of Central Florida in
Orlando.
Beach residents also graduating
on June 4 from Gulf Breeze High
School are: Jeff Leonard, Jake Ettel-
son, Stephen Robbins, Jacob Roupe,
Chancelor Winn and Ian Sweet.


PAGE 2


Island Times


June 1, 2010




June 1,2010 Island Times PAGE 3


Barefoot on the Beach


By Jane Waters Cooper 16


School days are ending for
big kids and little kids all over the
United States this month. I spent
seventeen years of the first twenty-
two of my life in classrooms. I hope
I learned a thing or a couple of
things along the way in my pursuit
of an education. What I seem to re-
member most about my school days
was that I was never a freshman.
After finishing elementary
school, I went directly from sixth
grade to the seventh grade in Junior
High School. JuniorHigh consisted of
grades seven through nine, so when I
began high school I was a sophomore.
After my high school gradu-
ation, I went to a girls' school in
Missouri which was a two year
college. There, I was a junior and a
senior. Finally, I enrolled as a junior
at the University of Missouri School
of Journalism and during my final
year there I was a senior.
Since I had never been a fresh-
man I was never bullied or hazed
by upper class individuals who
were often carried away by their
own sadistic means of trampling
on their peasants, another name for
freshmen.
I do remember one incident at
the corer of the busiest intersec-
tion of Columbia, Missouri. I was
pledging a sorority and the sisters
had given each member of the
pledge class a little cup of water
and a toothbrush, taken us to that
corer where we were ordered to
scrub the sidewalk. All the frater-
nity brothers were there along with
a sizeable number of townspeople
who were laughing and staring in
disbelief. The fraternity guys were
cheering us on. One of the groups


broke into a fraternal song, and the
others began to respond in kind, so
the whole humiliating event took
on an air of a festival. That was the
only thing the Big Sisters did to their
lowly pledges that year.
My other memories of college
are more standard. Like how I got
to Columbia and the girls' school.
My parents drove me to Kansas
City where I would board the special
train which carried the girls from
the West Oklahoma, Nebraska,
New Mexico, California, etc. In St.
Louis, the girls from the East were
boarding a similar special train.
I remember that I was wearing a
plaid skirt, white blouse, and a
navy velvet jacket, high heels and
a big hat. A really big hat. I must
have looked like something that
had blown off the Beach to provide
shade, but there we were in our B.H.
Wragge clothes, I. Miller heels, and
everyone had a big, really big hat.
The trip was a bit formal what
with chaperones checking on us now
and then, but by the end of the ride,
we Westerners had made friends
and hoped we would be roommates.
As it turned out, my roommate was
from Camden, Arkansas and my
suitemates were from Kentucky.
The four of us became such good
friends that we asked for the same
arrangement the next year. Being
from Nebraska I was a little out of
place among the "y'alls" and "who
won the Kentucky Derby."
Somehow we never let state-
hood pride get in the way of our
friendships.
At the end of our two year stay,
we formed a Daisy Chain, and we
all cried and cried. It's a wonder the


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campus didn't float away. My room-
mate and I kept in touch for many
years until she just disappeared
while I lived in New Orleans.
What I remember most about
Missouri University was that noth-
ing was done for you. We had to do
everything for ourselves, like get in
line to buy our books and inch along
until we got to the desk to pay for all
of it. I took out the check my Dad
had given me and carefully filled in
the amount. The clerk informed me
haughtily that she could not accept
an out-of-state check. I was stunned
and wondered how the Chinese guys
in line were going to pay. In Yen?
I called a teacher I had at the
girls' school who brought me her
local check and I started through
the line again.
Once I got started in Journal-
ism School, I was introduced to the
Evereat. It was the traditional beer
garden retreat for Journalism School
students. They served huge bowls
of all-you-can-eat spicy shrimp,
crackers and beer. My fellow, future
newspaper people and I sat at big


round tables and ordered what they
had to serve. See above. The owner
was a big affable man who really
liked all the kids.
"Give them all the shrimp, and
crackers they want," he said. "But
only one beer for the girls, two beers
for the boys. No more."
Here was a place where we
learned some skills we would never
use in our future careers. We learned
how to sip beer from a long neck
bottle as if it were fine wine. When
we finished our quota we carefully
peeled the label off the bottle, put


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and threw it up to the ceiling. That
ceiling was covered with years and
years of beer labels. We never held
Mr. Evereat's rules against him.
We just left and went on to Jack's
Shack where the number of beers
we had depended on the amount of
money we had to spend. Often, it
wasn't much.
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again? Yes. My advice to under-
classmen is to stay in school as long
as you can. You'll never have that
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It's hard to believe that BigFoot
has so many admirers and friends.
Chuck McKenney, runner-up in this
weeks' Where is BigFoot contest
emailed, "BigFoot is visiting Judy
at the Bank. I need to get the paper
earlier. I knew the answer last week
as well. Maybe that's because I have
lived and worked on the Beach since
1979." Keep searching Chuck. After
thirty one years in the neighbor-
hood, you might very well be the
first one to spot him.

Gulf Breeze senior Alex Ball,
who was a standout along with Ben
Lively at the Pensacola Sports As-
sociation All-Star baseball game,
is touring junior colleges with his
parents Donna and Butch and his
sports-minded aunt, Karen Harrell
Paulus. On his list last week was
Enterprise Community College in
Alabama who signed him for next
year's roster.

When University of West Flor-
ida student Doug Beck is not hitting
the books, he is working for his
Uncle Jeff at Island Style. The El-
bert family gathered at their Beach
house to celebrate Doug's twenty-
first birthday on Sunday, May 23.
The birthday parties continued,
since Jeff Elbert turned another year
older on May 26.

Sunne Joy Anderson is prepar-
ing her final project in her quest for
a Master's degree in Public History
at the University of West Florida.
She is part of a team who has cre-
ated an e-tour of the historic sites


across the state. Sunne is currently
seeking information from Beach
residents who remember details
about the original Casino. Her mom
Peggy is a school teacher and her
multi-talented dad Mark is part of
the Surfers on a Mission group.

The Sisters of the Beach tradi-
tion of bestowing a gold bracelet
on the girls who reach significant
birthdays continues to the second
generation. Jayne Drees Redmon's
May 27 birthday went into the
SOB history book. A contingent of
shopping sisters will return to the
Beach after the search for the perfect
bracelet is complete.

Karen Krietzburg returned to
the Beach from Thailand via Las
Vegas. She hobbled home with
an ankle injury and a pocketful
of money. She said the spinning
roulette wheel was very kind to her.
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Irish Pub owner Seamas Hunt
celebrated his birthday on May 15
with hundreds of good wishes from
his friends in person and on Face-
book. The affable Irishman keeps
his priorities straight, however, not-
ing that there were only 288 days to
St. Patrick's Day.


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June 1,2010 Island Times PAGE 5


Weisnicht Earns Eagle Scout Award


Pensacola Beach native George
Weisnicht, a senior at Gulf Breeze
High School, will be awarded the
prestigious Eagle Scout Award on
Thursday, June 3 at 5:30 p.m. at
the Pensacola Beach Community
Church. Joe Besler will also be
receiving his Eagle Scout Award.
Eagle Scout is the highest
rank attainable in Boy Scouting.
Requirements include earning at
least 23 merit badges as well as
demonstration of Scout Spirit, ser-


vice and leadership. This includes
an extensive service project that the
Scout plans, organizes and manages.
George was the first boy to at-
tain the Eagle Scout rank in Troop
417. His service project was to
build a new gyro sandwich booth
for the Pensacola Greek Festival.
George, son of Maria and
Bill Weisnicht, has been in Gulf
Breeze scouting since first grade.
The Pensacola Beach Elementary
School alum has been on several


high adventure trips including hik-
ing the Appalachian Trail, canoeing
the Boundary Waters in Northern
Minnesota, and sailing in the Keys.
George is an honor student at
Gulf Breeze High School. He was
on the Varsity wrestling team for
three years and has been a member
of his church's Greek folk dance
group since middle school. George
will attend the University of South
Florida to study Mechanical Engi-
neering next fall.


Robinson Hosts Town Hall Meeting


Bring your questions about
Beach issues to the Pensacola Beach
Town Hall meeting, Tuesday, June
22 at 6 p.m. hosted by Escambia
County Commissioner Grover
Robinson, IV. The meeting, which
will be held in the Santa Rosa Island
Authority boardroom, will last two
hours. It is open to the public.
Commissioner Robinson will


give an update on the BP Deepwater
Horizon oil spill and address other
citizens concerns.
A question and answer session
will follow his presentation.
"Some of the most important
things I learn are from my con-
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forward to seeing you and getting
your input."


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Four office at 850-595-4940.


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I have the sweetest and most
multi-talented brother-in-law in
the world! (Actually he's more a
brother to me thanjust by law.) His
name is Hector Rodriguez, married
to my sister Gail and they live in
Albany, GA. His trade or real job
is in agriculture but he's a wizard
with computers among other things.
Rod (his nickname) found a laptop
computer for me, so Bill and I went
to visit and get the computer. Of
course (because I'm technically
classified in the "idiot" category)
once I returned home, I could not
get the laptop online. He tried to
talk 'computerlese' to me but I
cannot understand that language.
So, he said, "We'll just make a trip
down there; that's what Gail said we
should have done in the first place."
I agree. He's known me a long
time. What did he expect? But how
sweet is that? I owe both of them a
Big Thanks. Of course, we always
enjoy being together and visiting
but their love and generosity always
makes me want to strive to be a bet-
ter person, friend and relative.
COLORS was at Sabine Sand-
bar May 15, so we all stopped in.


There's even a rumor spreading
through the coconut telegraph that
my sister Gail had so much fun
she danced on a table. I am neither
confirming nor denying that rumor.
The next COLORS will be
held at the Elks Lodge, June 15,
5-7 p.m. Bring your old photos for
Mia to scan while Felicia takes a
no\\" picture. It's free and it's a
lot of fun... There are only 5 more
chances; we have the last one on
Oct. 15 because Krewe of Wrecks
meetings begin with Halloween.
My dear wonderful Jane con-
tinues to work her magic and the
oil has not touched our Island as of
this date. I added my will to hers
the instant I knew she was "on top
of things" and I urge you to do the
same. I was disturbed at a comment
I saw on the internet concerning the
threat of a hurricane combined with
the oil already spilled and the devas-
tation that would mean for our piece
of paradise. Well, that's not positive
thinking people and we need all the
help we can get right now. Even
without being in the area, you can
all contribute by "blowing to the
south" several times daily. Believe


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it works for hurricanes and oil. So,
just "believe & blow" my friends,
because even the smartest people
in the world can't explain, figure
out, or understand how or why faith
works, but even they admit it does.
I'm a firm believer that negative
thoughts certainly contribute to
negative situations in all aspects of
our daily lives.
My initial suggestion con-
cerning the "spill/gush" was that
someone needed to incorporate it
into a video game for kids ages 8
to 14. Those kids would figure it
all out pretty quickly if it's vital to
completion of their gaming "mis-
sion." Since I don't have a clue how
to do that, I'm going with "believing
& blowing."
We'll be practicing that anyway
on June 5 at the "Keep the Hur-
ricanes Away this Season Bawl"
beginning at 4 p.m. at Paradise Bar
& Grill. Be there or you might end
up being the "one to blame." So,
get your offering ready for the altar.
...mine is!
Oh man, time to get to the
purpose of this column and that's a
fabulous recipe thatD.J. Zeminick is
generously sharing. I say generously
because it belongs to her mother,
Mazel. Yes, it's a real "Mama
Recipe" that DJ wrote down as her
Mother cooked it during a recent
visit. Some of these recipes can be
closely guarded in families, so it's a
real treat when someone shares one
with me and my readers. I know
you willjoin me in appreciating DJ's
thoughtfulness and generosity.
These berries are also called


We now know a couple of
unflattering things about BigFoot.
First, he never learned how to
play Hide and Seek when he was
a SmallFoot, and second, he thinks
hiding in high traffic areas like parks
and banks is really cool.
Former Beach resident Donna
Ball spotted him in the Island Times


blackberries so don't get confused.
I had never heard them called dew-
berries before moving here. They
taste the same and that's what really
matters. Whatever you call them,
just the mention of the name sends
me to a joyous connection with
my youth, Mama, family, God,
sunshine, pure childhood joy, the
deliciousness of nature's offerings,
berry stains, taste bud explosions
and always the anticipation of even
the fragrance of the baking cobbler.
And that, dear readers, is the very
definition of home.......let's cook!

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2 V2 Cup water
1/3 Cup sugar
1 stick butter
1 Cup self-rising flour
Cup sugar
1 Cup milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a pot, mix together dewberries,
2 1/2 cups water and 1/3 cup sugar.
Bring to a boil and set aside. Place
stick butter in a 13x9 casserole dish
and melt in oven. Mix together
the self-rising flour, /4 cup sugar
and cup of milk. Stir until batter is
smooth. Pour batter on top of the
hot, melted butter; then slowly pour
berry mixture across the top of bat-
ter. Bake for approximately 25-30
minutes until bubbly and golden
brown on top. Serve warm with a
scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Enjoy, share and love each
other. Best wishes to all our gradu-
ates! See ya in the kitchen....


photo and knew right away he was
at Bank of the South Island Branch.
She thinks he was visiting Bank
manager Judy Lenderman, or trying
to steal the millions that Donna has
deposited there.
Donna may not have a million
dollars, but she now has a special
BigFoot t-shirt she won for being


the first to find BigFoot in his hiding
place. Donna notes that although she
no longer lives on the Beach she
still, after twenty-five years, does
her banking with Judy.
Would you like to own a Big-
Foot t-shirt? Keep watching Islana
Times to ID him at your favorite
beach hangouts.


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Ball Identifies Creature's Whereabouts


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by Kathi Lewis


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June 1, 2010


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MERMAID MONEY
The Mystic Krewe of Nereids
would like to express our gratitude
to the Krewe of Wrecks Board Jeff
Goudey, Vern Phillips, Phillip Sim-
oneaux, Sandy Johnston, Carleen
Wheeler and Melanie Waite for an
exciting 3 Oth Anniversary of Mardi
Gras on the Island. We appreciate
your dedication, loyalty and hard
work in promoting and ensuring
we have Mardi Gras on the Island
each year.
Thank you to our fellow krewes
who continue to support our events
and contribute to the frivolity and
merriment. We urge all Krewes
to support the Krewe of Wrecks as
we do by requiring your members
to join the Krewe of Wrecks. It's a
small price to pay for a huge amount
of fun every year.
Special thanks to Santa Rosa
Island Authority Executive Director
Buck Lee for his generous loan of
the authentic signs displayed on our
award winning float. It's wonderful
to see the SRIA staff excited over
Mardi Gras.
On May 15, 2010, the Mystic
Krewe of Nereids distributed the
following checks: $503 to Danc-
ingly Yours; $250 to the Women's
Center for Breast Cancer; and $200
to the American Red Cross for Haiti.
Love and mermaid kisses,
The Nereids

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Beauty And The Beast Development Plans or Tar Balls


Beauty or the Beast? The Santa
Rosa Island Authority needs to get
its priorities straight, according to
attorneys, officials, and residents
who attended their Committee meet-
ings last Wednesday.
Larry Newsom, Interim County
Administrator, began his report on
the Master Plan for the Beautifica-
tion of Pensacola as called for on
the agenda. The County has pre-
pared the Scope of Work to send
out RFQs.
"We may not select an engi-
neering firm before August," New-
som said.
He repeated the important
phases of the plan. Ideas like pedes-
trian movement, traffic movement,
the toll booth and parking areas.
"The decision can be made at
the time we select the engineering
firm whether we need to put the plan
on hold because of the oil spill,"
Newsom said.
So the Beast, the oil spill which
is threatening Pensacola Beach,
raised its ugly head.
Local Beach resident and at-
torney, Wanda Radcliffe went right
to the point.
"I am here to address the pri-
orities. Our time to react is very
limited. BP will put profits before
people every time. They sent so-
rority girls to our meetings. Those
women could not answer our ques-
tions. BP cannot be trusted to help


us," she said. "This disaster may
last for decades. The time to act is
now. What are we doing? We need
to focus one hundred percent of our
time and effort to protect our island.
Postpone the Master Plan. Focus."
The meeting then took a turn
toward the oil spill. Speakers re-
ported onwhat is already being done
and what future plans might bring.
Robert Turpin, County Marine
Extension Agent, said, "We are very
well prepared. We are learning form
those to the west of us."
John Temperilli, hired consul-
tant from Houston told the Board,
"They will let the oil come ashore
on the Beach and then pick it up.
The County has a back up plan in
case something fails."
Buck Lee, SRIA director, said
the Island Authority has done every-
thing they have been allowed to do.
"There are booms at LaFitte
Cove, EPA Island, Little Sabine
Bay, and there are booms that are
staged to be deployed when the
time is right."
Newsom summed up the re-
marks.
"We all have a lack of trust in
how BP is handling things. We are
disappointed in the Federal govern-
ment. If we have to mobilize with no
chance to be reimbursed, then that is
what we will have to do. Escambia
County has a back up plan. If the
BP people fall down, we will not."


Ellis Bullock of EW Bullock
Associates advertising, addressed
the issue from the standpoint of
tourism. He said millions of dollars
have already been spent on tourist
ads such as "The Coast is Clear."
Bullock said, "We have to be
transparent, salvage as much of the
season as we can, get the bookings
now and for as long as we can.
But, we must also be honest with
tourists."
The SRIA Committees sol-
diered on through a marathon
meeting which last four hours. They
worked on and addressed some
smaller items, but none the less
important.
> The Boardwalk's request
to renew a license to place chairs
and tables for outdoor dining, with
a clause that the tables are for the
exclusive use of their customer was
approved. SRIA says no to barri-
cades at these areas.
> EDSA requested $8,177 for
making copies. Turned down by
SRIA
> Scott Wheatley, Five Flags
Tourism Group's, request to host
Island Preservation Concert series
at Casino Beach during the summer
months if the oil comes, was sent
back to staff for review.
> PBA request for approval
of a sticker saying, "donated by
Pensacola Beach Advocates," be
placed on recycling bins they gave


School Ends In Whirlwind of Events


The year is rapidly coming
to a close for the students at the
Beach School with a number of
activities including the ceremony
for the Fifth Graders at the Beach
Church from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on June
7. The Beach Blast, a water party
sponsored by the PTA will be June
8 at the School and the last day of
school is a half day on June 9. After
school's dismissal, the Pensacola
Beach Optimist Club will treat
teachers to lunch at a Beach res-
taurant. These were announced at
the May 24 School Board meeting.
Among the last activities for
the students are a big line up of field
trips which included traveling to
the Pensacola Museum of Art and


Kiln-N-time to make pottery.
Sandy Patterson, the Spanish
teacher, presented a schoolwide
Cinco de Mayo festival.
Third grade teacher Joy
McLaurine said, "It is wonderful
for the teachers to be able to take
field trips and make special pre-
sentations to meet our students'
needs."
Jeff Castleberry, principal, re-
ceived the board's approval of his
staff for the 2010-2011 as follows:
Jennifer Neal, kindergarten;
Kelli Moyer, first grade; Debbie
Campanella, second grade; Joy
McLaurine, third grade; Susan
McLeod, fourth grade; and Mar-
gie Pitts, fifth grade. Also Ginny


Baynes, Physical Education; Mary
Holway, music; Liz Niven, art;
Sandy Patterson, Spanish; Tara
Turk, instructional assistant; Al-
ice Ramsey, speech; Pam Speer,
library; Monika Springer, technol-
ogy coordinator; Jennifer Magee,
office manager and Bruce Mays,
bus driver.
School Board officers elected
for next year are President Todd
McCurdy, Vice President Jeff
May, Secretary Reed Dunne, and
Treasurer Julie Fritz.
The School Board meets year
round. The next meeting will be at
6 p.m. on June 14 at the School.
The principal's contract review will
be on the agenda.


to SRIA. Approved.
Ray Ascherfeld still has the
same complaints against the wed-
ding receptions and parties held
across the street from his home.
Parking snarls and noise. Although
the SRIA requires a permit for par-
ties in private residences, Ascher-
feld said it is a "permit with no
monitoring and enforcement."
"Mr. Ascherfeld is going to
have his way at the end of the day,"
Board member Fred Gant said.
For the moment the problem
will be returned to staff for review.
Parking on Ft. Pickens Road
was discussed with the plan for a
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be used primarily to accommodate
the staff and customers at PegLeg's.
PegLeg's has already agreed to pay
half of the cost of the lot. The staff
was directed to study the parking
lot possibility on Ft. Pickens Road.
Dottie Ford, director of Fi-
nance, brought her usual good news
to the Committee meeting.
"March was a good month," she
said. "Revenues were up $28,000
and expenses were less than ex-
pected."
The next meeting of the SRIA
will be the Full Board at 5 p.m. on
June 9 at the Authority Office. All
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ARTFUL WINNERS
Pensacola Beach School artists
rose to the top spots in the Optimist
Club's Northwest Florida District
poster competition. Fifth grader
Kylie Finkbone placed second in
her grade level and Abby Jacobs
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grade entries. Honorable mentions
from the Beach School were Kait-
lyn Stahl, Starfish Holk, and Macy
Mateer. The art will be part of the
calendar published by the Optimist
Club.
SEABROOKE SPEAKS
Beach School alum Jamie Sea-
brooke won second place among the
sixth graders in Santa Rosa County
in the Tropicana Speech contest.
He pulled out all the stops and gave
a powerful speech entitled Privi-
leges of Living in America. Jamie's
brother Caleb is in second grade at
the Beach School.
WRITERS PEN ESSAYS
Beach School students cre-
ated heartfelt entries to honor the
military during the Military Ap-
preciation Month Essay Contest.
Two students were recognized at
the May 19 awards luncheon hosted
at the Mustin's Beach Officers
Club aboard NAS Pensacola. Third
grader McGuire Wolfe won the
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McLaurine's Beach School classes
marveled at the seven chicks who
hatched in the incubator last week.
There was a continuous chorus of
chirping chickens which Principal
Jeff Castleberry said reminded him
of Red Level, Alabama where he


was raised.
GET IN THE SWING
Scoop, the mascot of the Pen-
sacola Pelican baseball team, de-
livered tickets to the students at the
Beach School who participated in
his reading challenge. The kids will
attend the June 3 game at Pelican
Park. Kristin Amberson coordinated


the reading challenge.
FESTIVAL FUN
The May 14 Spring Fling fund-
raiser drew about three hundred
participants to the Quietwater Am-
phitheater to see the students per-
form and view their artwork. The
fundraiser netted over $2000 for the
art and music departments.


First Grade Fixes To Environmental Woes


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class at Pensacola Beach Elemen- a trash ca


tary School gave their solutions to
stopping the oil spill last
week. Here are some of Mia Mont
their ideas:
Hannah Burchal-
ter: If we put a towel all
around it would probably
work.
Taylor Farej: They
can put a top on the oil so
it doesn't come out.
Jenna Merritt: Put
some trash cans in and
some blocks of wood and some
metal trash can tops. Then put some
seaweed.
John Turk: I think that the
robots should push the tube some-
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n. And put clean sand out You can't let it open. I do not like
this oil spilling. It is yukky.
Ryland McCurdy: Michael Garrett: They should
To build robots to fix it. make a tube that connects with the
And go to it and put a ocean and sucks the oil and water
control on it. and make a boat that does the same.
James Parks: I think Gabby Rice: To stop the oil
we should use a rock and spill they should put a big stretchy
a cover. The cover goes thing on the spill and push it up.
on first and then the rock. Fish are dying. A lot of fish. Buy
So the water would stop all the seafood you can eat! Stop
and this horrible thing.
eodelrt e- Please!!. All of us
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plastic bags to plug it up. Then get


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tube that is letting out the oil.
Kai Hoffert: Get some really
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the glue in the pipe. Or get a lot
of marbles and put them in there.
Please try it.
Lauren Feltenberger: I think
they should get giant buckets. Then
they should get a scuba diver outfit
on. Then they can scoop the oil out.
No. No. No. No. I don't want the
oil spill.
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two tanks, and special equipment for
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a tube that sucks the oil and closes
the hole up.
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people to get a lot of cups and clean
it all up so it does not get to our
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Blessed Are the Hurricane Busters The Famous Wooly Boogers


Beware, Hurricanes. After
waking up from a six month nap,
the notorious hurricane busters,
the Wooly Boogers are stoked and
ready to do battle. Queen Shugah,
the Whatever, has decreed June 5 as
the official Voodoo Day. Take your
magic to the Paradise Bar and Grill
about 4 p.m.
"Please bring items that pack
a powerful punch, but are also
things you won't miss if someone
steals them," Queen Shugah, her
royal sweetness said today. "We
will place all the Voodoo on the
altar at 5 p.m. I will then bless the
collection and the Ceremony to
appease the Hurricane Gods will
be complete."
Former Queen Kathi Lewis,
who has guided the Beach through
the last hurricane free season will
be on hand.
"You know this stuff really
works," she said referring to the
altar.
She then goes off with her
magic bottle of fairy dust and
sprinkles it on everyone.
Dancing, socializing and trash
talking about such names as Ivan
and Opal will be part of the cer-
emony which will also include


music by the all-female band 30
x 90 from New Orleans at some
point in the late afternoon or night.
The Wooly Booger Social
Club, who hosts of this event, are
well known for their ability to
tackle and win the big ones. Re-
member the Sergeant-in-Charge of
the Beach Substation in the Eight-
ies who took aim at the Beach fam-
ily members who he called Wooly
Boogers? When he just got to be
too much, the Wooly Boogers, led
by their beloved Beach Bum of
the Millennium Harry Gowens,
arranged to have him removed
permanently from the Beach.
Now, the Wooly Boogers
confine their activity to two Bawls
per year. The first is the "Keep


the Hurricanes Away" bawl and
the second is "Kiss the Hurricane
Season Goodbye" bawl at the end
of November.
Just remember. Everyone is
a Wooly Booger. Fred Simmons,
Paradise owner; Renee Mack,
Paradise manager; and Shelley
Johnson, Queen Shugah, the
Whatever, are Wooly Boogers.
There are categories like certified,
liars, wannabes, wouldabeens and
yet-to-bes.
Dress is Beach casual at this
bawl. Do not come dressed as a
hurricane. You will not be admit-
ted. Bring your best voodoo to be
blessed by Queen Shugah. Poison
dolls and good luck charms are
especially needed.


Jason Davis, 8, from Atmore, Alabama gazes at Mars through Amateur As-
tronomer Dewey Barker's high powered telescope at the Star Gaze, May 22
at the Gulfside Pavilion. Volunteers set up telescopes trained on the Moon,
Venus and other stars in the night sky. The free event, which attracted over
two hundred participants, will be hosted at Ft. Pickens on June 11 and at the
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The Pensacola Beach Visi-
tor's Center is tracking calls it
receives concerning the oil spill.
Between May 3 and May 18, the
VIC received 90 calls, according to
Maureen LaMar, Chamber Execu-
tive Director, who gave the report
to the Chamber Board at the May
18 meeting.
"The good news is that we
have no oil on the Beach today,"
Jeff Elbert, Chamber president
said. "We are cautiously optimistic
about this."
Board Member Mike Nixon,
Operations Director for the Innis-
free Hotel Corporation, said he was
buoyed by the May 17 and May 18
harbingers of hotel recovery.
"Although we were way ahead
on ourbookings and looking toward
a banner summer before the oil spill,
we are starting to pick back up. The
phone stopped ringing temporarily,
but since we are oil free and still
have the most beautiful beaches,
we are starting to pick up the pace
again."
LaMar gave the group an up-
date on the back-to-back July cel-
ebrations including a twenty minute
Fourth of July fireworks display.


The fireworks have been permitted,
and radio stations WXBM and Soft
Rock have signed on to support the
show. They will have a live remote
to synchronize patriotic music with
the fireworks.
The following weekend, July
8 to July 10 will feature the Blue
Angels Air Show. Details regarding
the Vendors Tent and sponsorship
opportunities are now available by
calling LaMar at 850-932-1500.
LaMar told the Board that the new
Pensacola Beach Chamber website
has all the latest bells and whistles.
"It will include information
for visitors, members, businesses
directories and event pages as well
as a page that is accessible by Board
members only.
"That page will host a discus-
sion board for Board members and
will feature important dates and
announcements," said LaMar.


Rick Cantin, treasurer, brought
music to the ears of the Board when
he announced that the Chamber
was in good financial shape. The
Chamber had received $2790 in
donations from their service at the
Bamboo Willie's Crawfish Festival.
The Board voted to send $400 to
Chain Reaction, a group of high
school students who volunteered
at the Festival. They will also send
a letter of appreciation to Robert
Gleim, district manager of Home-
star Restaurant Group and founder
of the festival.
The next Chamber Board meet-
ing will be at the Hampton Inn at
4:30 on Tuesday, June 22.
Information on joining the
Chamber may be obtained from
Maureen LaMar at 850-932-1500
or through their website at www.
PensacolaBeachChamber.com.


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Newbies
The Pensacola Beach Chamber
welcomed four new members to
their ranks at the May 25 meeting.
The Grand Marlin, Pensacola Beach
Elementary School, Pensacola
Beach Songwriters Festival, and
Quality Inn North in Pensacola are
part of the business group.
Vroom
The Miracle Strip Corvette
Club, who will host their annual
Life's A Vette corvette show on
Pensacola Beach, September 18,
are headed to Flounder's for brunch
on June 13. According to Beach
resident Rick Gordon, the drive is
scenic and there is always good food
to be found.
Beach's Margaritaville In
USA Today
Parrot Heads, your fifteen min-
utes of fame are just beginning. USA
Today's travel page carried a story
about Jimmy Buffet's new hotel on
Pensacola Beach. It was on the same
page with a huge story about Dolly
Partin's Dollywood. So there.


The story did mention that right
now might not be a propitious time
to open a new hotel, considering
the oil spill. However, Laura Lee,
Pensacola Convention and Visitor's
Bureau, reassured the writers that
there was no oil on our beaches.
Come to Margaritaville and enjoy
the sun.
Get The Beat
The Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity's wildly popular Bands on the
Beach concerts continue to pack
crowds into the Gulfside Pavilion
on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. Check
out the schedule on www.visitpen-
sacolabeach.com. The Sounds of
Summer, which is also sponsored
by the SRIA at the Amphitheater on
the Boardwalk, begins the weekend
series on June 11.
Gifts of Love
Paddy O'Leary's in the Via de
Luna Shopping Center is a drop
off location along with the Beach
Church and Visitors Center for the
Sisters of the Beach boxes of love.
They are accepting donations of


candy, snacks, sunscreen, postcards,
and travel sized toiletries to send to
First Sergeant Matt Drees' soldiers
who are stationed overseas. The
first boxes arrived and Drees reports
that they were a huge hit.


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invited to and how much money
these parties were costing her in
gifts.
"How many high school se-
niors do you know?" I asked.
"None," she replied.
It seems all these celebrations
were for kids who were matriculat-
ing from kindergarten, fifth grade
and eighth grade. Call me the
Graduation Grinch, but I hardly
think finishing any of these grade


levels warrants a formal invitation
to a present-giving celebration.
Don't get me wrong. I am always
ready to attend or host a party for
most any reason, but I draw the
line for "Class of 2010" themed
parties for kindergartners. What-
ever happened to just having
punch and cookies on the last day
of class as a special treat?
Then I started thinking, I have
plenty of friends with kids getting
ready to start high school, middle
school and first grade this fall.
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spreadsheet to keep all the "if this,
then that statements" organized.
If a child attends kindergarten
in a school that has higher grade
levels; then there is no party. If
the school is only for kindergart-
ners, then there is a graduation
ceremony and thus a party.
Fifth grade can even be
trickier. If the student attends a
traditional elementary school; then
there is likely to be a party. If the
student attends a school that only
goes through eighth grade; then
there will only be a graduation
celebration if the child plans on at-
tending a different middle school.
If the student plans on returning to
the same school, then there is no
party and no pseudo graduation.
Eighth grade is cut and dry. A
graduation party is a must and the
more elaborate the better. I was
told by none other than eighth
graders that this determines your
social standing for high school.
Day trips to New York City or to
the local beaches are the gold stan-
dard. Renting the community pool
is okay. House parties are so lame.
I couldn't help but wonder,
what happens these days when you
graduate from high school. So I
asked my neighbor whose daugh-
ter is a senior what their plans
were to mark the occasion. As she
reminisced about the kindergarten,
fifth and eighth grade graduation
parties she hosted for her daugh-
ter, a pained and exhausted look
crossed her face. Then she told me
about all the social engagements
her daughter had participated in
during her senior year including
a senior trip to the Caribbean and
this past week of non-stop cel-
ebrations. It was my turn to have
a pained and exhausted look on
my face. In the end, she said they
were keeping it simple -just a nice
family dinner.
So to all of you who are gradu-
ating or just moving up from one
grade to the next, I congratulate you
and your parents for ajob well done.
Let the celebrations begin.
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Pensacola Beach Elementary School Sandpipers turned into songbirds at
the Spring Fling Festival, May 14. Students performing under the direction
of music teacher Mary Holway are (L to R): Kai Hoffert, Lauren Feltenberger,
Charlie Atkins and Miles Patrick.


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Beach School students performed a concert for friends and family during
the Spring Fling, May 14 in the Amphitheater on the Boardwalk. Singing and
dancing are (front row, L to R): Jocelyn Reeves, Mia Montgomery and Lauren
Thompson. (Back Row) Zach Smoker and Tommy Egly.
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Beach School third grader Carlee
Amberson, front, gets into the
beat during the performances at
the Spring Fling, May 14 in the
Amphitheater on the Boardwalk.
Professional drummer Jack
Holway accompanied the
students. Jack, is the son of
Beach School music teacher,
Mary Holway. Proceeds from the
event benefitted the art and music
departments at the Beach School.




June 1,2010 Island Times PAGE 13


Q: "How long will Windows
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popular version of the Microsoft
Windows operating system. It
is still widely used, despite the
release of newer operating sys-
tems such as Vista and Windows
7. Windows XP software was
removed from the store shelves
when Vista was released, so it can
no longer be purchased in a shrink-
wrapped box. There are some on-
line computer dealers, such as Dell,
that still sell computers with XP
Professional installed. The ability
to buy computers configured that
way is essential to many businesses
that cannot operate in the Windows
Vista environment.
Support for all versions of XP,
except for the latest version (known
as Service Pack 3), will end on July
13, 2010. The newest version of
Windows XP will be supported
until August 4, 2014. During that


time you can still receive secu-
rity updates for Windows XP You
should upgrade to the latest version
(Version 3) so that you can continue
to be protected by Microsoft. To
do that, open Internet Explorer,
go to the "Tools" tab, and select
\\indo\\ Updates".
The Microsoft management
decided to extend the support to
2014 because a large percentage
of their customer base is still us-
ing XP. They do not want to risk
having customers switching to
another vendor's software. Keep
in mind that the free support does
not include any kind of phone sup-
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collection service to the recycling
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request a bulk pick-up of recyclable
items. Examples are tires, propane
tanks, household electronics, appli-
ances, batteries, and large amounts
of cardboard.
The second service is the
Household Hazardous Waste curb-
side collection program. ECUA resi-
dential sanitation customers must
request a pick-up. The collection
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the month and will include the pick-
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Full Boats Anchor Play At

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tables


Full boats sailed into the Texas
Hold 'Em 4444 Fun poker games at
Paddy O'Leary's on May 16 with
Ted Gorder at the helm. The Aces
over Kings full house sank Eric
Weatherford's run for first place.
Weatherford was the runner-up and
Gorder took the win.
Mary Jo Misiak made her first
trip to the winner's circle at Paddy's
on May 22 with a win over Brandon
Delles.
Food and fun surrounds a
serious game of poker on Monday
nights at
the Sand-
shaker. Six-
teen play-
ers made
their way
through the
pasta salad
supplied
by Mike
and Mary ,,
Kay Wood.
Fueled "
by drinks Mary Kay Wood, along
expertly husband Mike, keep the
poured by players stoked with foo
Shana,the poker nights.
Shana, the
poker play-
ers took five hours to crown Phil
Tracy the winner on May 17. James
"JT" Taylor earned second place.


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other runner's up spot on May 24 at
the Shaker af-
ter Justin Sarni
earned all the
chips. Dealing
was handled
by poker diva
Billie Urqu-
hart.
Top notch
poker player PhilTracywonatthe
Justin Scher Shaker May 17.
has returned
from North Carolina where he
participated in the MS Walk.
"Again, thanks to everyone
who helped with the fundrais-
ing. It was a great event," said
Scher.
Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
games are open to anyone with
a basic knowledge of the game.
The poker gang welcomes visi-
tors who want to sit in for one
night or stay and play forever.
SGames are played in down-
'ith town Pensacola Beach at the
ard Sandshaker Lounge on Mon-
on day nights and in the historic
district at Paddy O'Leary's
on Thursday, Saturday and
Sunday. Call Poker Promoter Rick
Uzdevenes at 850-324-2667 for
more information.


This is no ordinary summer
camp. The Pensacola Beach Junior
Lifeguard program is two weeks of
daily physical conditioning, and
lifeguard and emergency medical
training set on the sandy shores
of the Gulf of Mexico. For those
who wish to train with a senior
lifeguard, it may be two weeks of
sheer delight. The program is open
to those between the ages of 13 and
15-years-old who meet the physical
requirements.
In order to be considered for
the program, prospects must pass
a skills test which is held June 5,
June 26 and July 3 beginning at 8


a.m. on Quietwater Beach next to
Surf Burger. There will be a 400
yard open water swim following by
a one mile run in the sand.
Those who qualify may sign
up for one of the three Junior
Lifeguard sessions. Dates are June
14-25, July 12-23 andAugust 9 -20.
The cost of the program is $200 and
a separate equipment package must
also be purchased. The equipment
package ranges from $85 to $112.
"Each day begins at 9 a.m.,"
said Bob West, Director of Safety
for the Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity. "The Junior Lifeguards work
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in the top 30 swimmers. Way ahead of the crowd was Pensacola Beach's Jett
Crowdis, 13, who finished in one hour and sixteen minutes. He earned fourth
place in the field of 119 competitors. Larry Larsen, Robert Crowley, and Jeff
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The program, which lasts until
3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday,
includes daily physical condition-
ing, Ocean Lifeguard Training,
Surf Activities, Beach Safety,
Tower Shadowing of an on-duty
lifeguard, Fire Rescue Training,
Emergency Medical Skills, a visit
to Sabine Island Research Station,
a Fort Pickens picnic and lunch on
the Boardwalk.
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Wooly Booger Hurricane Meeting
June 5, Paradise Bar, 4 p.m.
Santa Rosa Island Authority
June 9, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna.
Open to public.
Celebration of Life on the Repub-
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June 15, 5 to 7 p.m. Elk's Lodge
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Santa Rosa Island Authority
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ber in the Sixties when the "Bat-
man" TV series had the sound ef-
fects accompanied with the written
words? Well, Jumping Jehosaphat,
Batman hold on to your Bat cape
because there's a new sound system
in town at the Breeze 8 Cinemas in
Gulf Breeze. And you don't need
any translation! Your whole body
experiences the sounds. It is an awe-
some experience with the Meyer's
Technology sound system.
What sets this sound system
apart from all the rest? Amplifiers
built into the speakers. Why does
this make such a big difference?
Let me explain. Most home ampli-
fiers are un-amplified. The amplifier
which provides the power to make
the sound is generally built into the
stereo receiver. Wires connect the
amplifier to the speakers, and the
speakers convert the power and in-


formation from the wires into sound.
This is a good set-up if you don't
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speaker. Forjust a few speakers it is
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to have just one amplifier, but for a
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When Meyer Sound says it
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Pensacola Beach Woman's thanked the Woman's Club for
Club Executive Board was such their generous donation last year
a hit last year, the membership for the Junior Lifeguard Program
brought them back for an
encore performance. At the
May 20 Woman's Club meet-
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as President; Sandi John-
son, first Vice President;
Janet Penniman, second Vice
President; Patty Lou Kattner, '
Secretary; and Nancy Wyse \
as Treasurer.
The group raised some
President Lynda Knell, right, hands a
money by auctioning off check to Bob West, center, and Junior Lifeguard
a Biloxi weekend. Debbie AberWilson.
Slater acted as an auctioneer.
B.J. Gyoerkoes was the winner, and explained the importance of
They also gave some money the program. President Lynda Knell
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During the years that Jack For-
est was pastor of the Beach Commu-
nity Church, he contributed articles
to the Beach's Islander Newspaper.
When I arrived over fourteen years
ago, I also was given the opportu-
nity to write articles. I have enjoyed
that opportunity to share some ideas,
but now will "retire" inasmuch as I
will be retiring as pastor from the
Beach Community Church at the
end of June.
It has been a wonderful expe-
rience, something I had not antici-
pated when I retired earlier after a
thirty year pastorate in Illinois. It's
not always that we get the opportu-
nity to do what we enjoy doing well


into our retirement years.
I want to thank Jane Cooper
and Shelley Johnson, publishers
of The Islander and Island Times,
for their generosity in providing a
forum where ideas can be shared.
Being part of the Beach com-
munity has been enriching and
exciting, even in spite of the hur-
ricanes and threatening oil spills.
I have seen first hand the ways in
which a community, devastated
by hurricanes, can come together
to work through the disaster, and
I have been impressed. Thanks to
those who have been encouraging
by commenting on the articles writ-
ten. Blessings on all.


Andrea Mitchell graduated
from the University of South Florida
in Tampa with a Bachelor's degree in
Business. The Beach School alum is
the daughter of Elaine and Vic Mitchell
of Pensacola Beach.


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A Bronze Star Recognition Ceremony to honor Beach resi-
dent Mike Cook was hosted after the Military Fishing Expedition
on May 13. (L to R): U. S. Army Sgt. Major Todd Lester, Retired
Army Col. Mike Cook, and Lt. Col David Trombly, USMC.


Retired Cmdr. Morrie Drees, left, awarded Lance Cpl Jason
Anderson, USMC, with the Overall Service Trophy earned by
the Marines aboard the Military Fishing Expedition May 13. The
Marine Corps caught the biggest and most fish during the trip.


Pensacola
Beach's Louis Bo-
hannon, left, receives
a recognition plaque
from Military Fishing
Expedition founder
Jim Knell. Louis
cooked the fresh
fish for the Military
Fishing Expedition's
dockside fish fry that
fed all personnel and
their guests May 13.


On behalf of the Pen-
sacola Beach Optimist
Club Mary Ann Claus,
left, presented Joe Irion, a
USN Air Traffic Controller,
with the trophy for catch-
ing the second highest
number of fish aboard
The Entertainer while
on the Military Fishing
Expedition May 18. The
awards party was held
dockside at the Pensac-
ola Beach Marina.


Lance Cpl
Jason Anderson,
USMC, left, is
awarded the tro-
phy for hauling in
the biggest fish.
Patty Lou Kattner,
right, along with
her husband Max,
were the sponsors
of the Military Fish-
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Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge Manager Ron Christian, left,
congratulates Marcus DePriest, USMC, for catching the most
fish during the Military Fishing Expedition May 13. Retired USMC
Major Jim Knell coordinates the event with the Beach Chamber.




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reading'


the water

by Saltwater Ricl

Saltwater Rick had to lay
down his rod and reel this week, so
his fishing' friends are filling in for
him. He will be back reeling and
writing in the June 15 edition.
Justin Scher's Report:
There is a lot going on! Kings
are starting to become more com-
mon up and down the Beach. Bran-
don boated one last week while we
were kayak fishing. There were
alot of Tarpon out beyond the sec-
ond sandbar in the Gulf. We saw
large schools of Tarpon three days
in a row. That is always newswor-
thy.
Trout and Redfish bite is really
starting to heat up as well. Plenty to
be found on the flats. Gulf Breeze
Bait and Tackle Inshore Slam
Tourney starts on June 1. Flounder,
Reds and Specks are the target fish.
I caught seven foot Bull Shark
off the Beach on May 24.
Terri McKamey's Report:
Early morning action can be
found on the grass flats especially
on Santa Rosa Sound. I've been
getting some super Speckled Trout
right on the edges of the grass beds
and the occasional Redfish, too.
There's nothing nicer than wading
the grass flats early in the morning.
Now that the water's warming up,
the deeper holes are quite success-
ful. There's a nice one behind Por-
tofino.
Early morning and late af-
ternoon surf fishing will nab you
Whiting and Pompano at Perdido
Key and Pensacola Beach; look
for those holes right off the beach.
I've had great luck in both places.
Shrimp are great bait.
Don't forget Ladyfish are ev-
erywhere and they will eat just
about anything. It's a great time to
get out there and just have fun.
If you like the Pier or Fort
Pickens you'll have good luck with
the Spanish and King Mackerel.
I hit several nice Spanish at both
places.
Lady anglers will compete for
the title of Queen of Kings on June


5. Weigh-in is at Paradise. Top
prize is two grand and a tiara. Last
year, the winner brought a King
Mackerel that tipped the scales at
40 plus pounds. Those gals can
fish.
Offshore you can find Cobia,
Grouper, and Amberjack. Pinfish
have been quite successful as bait.
Don't forget Snapper season starts
today and there is still plenty of
good fishing out there unaffected
by the ban due to the oil spill.
Snapper season runs until July 23.
The people who make the rules
limit you to two per person per day.
The folks with sand in their shoes
and saltwater in their veins know
the rules.
Dr. Wright Writes:
"There is large misconcep-
tion about the closed fishing areas
across our beautiful beachline. It
appears that the only closed area
in the Gulf will be over 20 miles
south and west of the Pensacola
Pass," said Dr. John Wright of Gulf
Breeze. "Snapper are very abun-
dant and the fisheries council is
considering extending the season.
In addition inshore and nearshore
fishing is excellent. King Mack-
erel, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano,
Redfish, Spadefish, Speckled Trout
and Flounder are some of the fishes
being caught this time of year. Surf
fishing is very good with plenty of
Pompano still around."
NOAA's Mussel Watch pro-
gram has mobilized three teams of
scientists to test shellfish, sediment
and water at 60 locations along the
Gulf of Mexico from the Florida
Keys to Brazos River, Texas. They
collected data and samples along
the island two weeks ago and will
come back in August to retest.
They have been doing this for 25
years, so they will be able to assess
oil spill impacts on the shellfish
population.
As Saltwater Rick would say,
"Do yourself a favor grab a kid or
a friend and go fishing and send us
the pics.


BIG GUY, LITTLE FISH Edward Niedzielski, USN, won a trophy for
hauling in the smallest fish during the May 13 Military Fishing Expe-
dition. The awards party was dockside at Pensacola Beach Marina.


Jeff Goudey, Pensacola Beach American Legion Post member,
helped fillet the catch at the Military Fishing Expedition May 13.

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5. Chris Neal 4.71 JuniorAngler
6. Tony Pham 4.69 1. Devin Lowell 4.06
7. Mike Bondo 4.46 Pier Angler
8. Loy Morgan 4.36 1. Danny Smith 4.31


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