Volume VI, Number 4 Pensacola Beach, Florida June 15, 2010
THE RETIRING REVEREND Pensacola Beach Community Church Pastor Dr. Chuck Randle is retiring after ministering to the
Beach through devastating hurricanes and countless celebrations. His daughter Lynas Lajter watched as her dear dad shared his
warm spirit and kindness with his congregation and the entire Beach community for fourteen years. It is for his dedication to the
Church family that we name The Reverend Chuck Randle as the 2010 Island Times Father of the Year. The story is on Page 2.
Chuck Randle, Father of the Year, Casts Loving Glow on Island People
The congregation at the Beach
Church is reluctantly letting its retir-
ing pastor go. And it is with a great
deal of heartfelt and loving pride
that Island Times names Dr. Chuck
Randle its Father of the Year.
As a sophomore at McKend-
ree College in Lebanon, Illinois,
Chuck experienced two life chang-
ing events which set the course he
would follow for the rest of his
days. He married his wife Helen
and he had received his license to
preach while finishing his college
In 1964, he was called as the
pastor of the First Congregational
Church in Dundee, Illinois where
he served for 30 years and retired
for the first time in 1994. He had
received his doctorate in 1988, but
no one ever calls him Dr. Randle.
They call him Chuck.
He then trained for and got the
job as interim pastor at the Pensaco-
la Beach Community Church. When
he arrived to take over the reigns
one year after Hurricane Opal, he
took a look at the uprooted palms,
streets still filled with sand, demol-
ished buildings, damaged houses,
and realized there were more than
a few broken hearts among his pa-
He turned to Helen and said,
"What have we gotten ourselves
Since he was the interim pastor,
he was supposed to stay with the
church a year or so and move on.
But, there was just so much to
do. The Conference Ministers of
Florida said, "I should feel free to
continue my ministry here as long
as I was satisfied and happy; and
as long as the church had the same
feeling," said Chuck.
Still there was much to do.
However, things were proceeding
well until 2004 when Ivan rendered
the church useless. While it and
the entire Beach were under repair,
Chuck led his flock to the First
Presbyterian Church in Gulf Breeze,
and to Our Lady of the Assumption
Catholic Mission. The Hilton Inn
opened their doors and their hearts
for the Beach services.
Chuck says, "We can't praise
enough what these churches and the
hotel did for us."
The church was finally rebuilt
and then there was the matter of the
fellowship hall which had been on
hold. Chuck stayed with that project
until it was completed in August
2009. It was only after that when he
got up the courage to tell his people
that after serving 14 years as their
pastor, he would retire at the end of
June 2010. That news went over like
a lead balloon although the selec-
tion committee is searching for a
new pastor who would become the
fourth ever succeeding the Reverend
Thaine Ford, Dr. Jack Forest, and
What kind of man is Chuck?
He's just the best ever, according
to his daughter Lynas, who lives in
Navarre with her husband, Gary.
She said her life and those of
her brothers were never affected by
their dad's profession.
"We grew up in a very nurtur-
ing and supportive household,"
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Lynas said. "We can say there was
never one day that we didn't know
we were loved. Our faith that God
is alive and active was as natural
as breathing. All we had to do was
watch our parents."
Chuck and Helen were the
parents of three children, Lynas;
Doug, who lives in Navarre, Ohio;
and Marcus, who was killed in an
accident when he
bers when people
used to come knock
on the door of their
red brick house and
would send them to
a nearby diner and I.. .
assured them they
would get a free
meal. The owner
of the diner would
feed them and give
them a few dol-
lars to help them
out. And, Chuck
his friend at the Reverend C
diner out of his win, along with
wne oct. Kayla Ann Barfii
volvement with family and friends,
and strangers has carried over in his
ministry on Pensacola Beach. When
their grandson, Joe, was born they
were immediately active in his life.
They joked about him having four
parents, according to Lynas.
When Joe and his wife Jaime
became the parents of Marcus, 8,
and Madison, 5, the joke continues
that these children have six parents.
Papa and Lovey, as the kids call
Chuck and Helen, are very close to
their great grandchildren, and they
see them everyday.
Chuck also sees to his church
children, the little ones who come
to the altar every Sunday and carry
on a conversation with the pastor.
"They probably don't remem-
ber anything I've told them," Chuck
said. "But I know they will remem-
ber the old man in the Church who
gave them a cookie."
Many of those children are
grown now attending high school
Chuck, in his humble way, says
he is always so pleased when they
give him a hug, high five, or just a
We asked Chuck what he would
like his congregation to remember
about him. What did he consider his
legacy to the people in the Beach
Church and the community?
Chuck said he found that ques-
tion very difficult. Here is a man
huck Randle baptized Megan Marie Good-
her very young sisters Kacee Grace and
eld at the Beach Church Sunday, May 30.
who holds a Doctorate of Divinity,
whose hobbies are reading, cross-
word puzzles, and computers. Here
is a pastor, who has ministered to
a church with 1000 members, and
says he doesn't know how to answer
that simple question. We interpreted
that as meaning, "I don't really want
to talk about myself."
But he did answer, in keeping
with his general philosophy never
to let a task go unfinished. He said,
"It has been a real pleasure for me
to serve as the pastor of the Beach
Community Church. Helen and I
arrived right after Erin and Opal,
and we were here when Ivan and
Dennis did such destruction. We
have experienced the devastation
that hurricanes bring, along with the
disruption of family and community
life. I trust I have been helpful
in supporting an environment that
does not let such disasters destroy
our determination to have a lively
community where we can achieve
economic goals and enjoy such a
He cared. He really cared for all
of us. He helped tremendously as he
walked humbly around the Beach in
good times and bad.
Chuck witnessed things in his
own church which most pastors
would not, in their wildest dreams,
anticipate or likely tolerate.
When Les Cieutat passed away
unexpectedly after suffering a heart
attack, his mourners came to eulo-
gize him, wearing bright red Wooly
The candle bearers, music,
speeches, were all geared to the
philosophy of the Beach's famous
Society of Wooly Boogers. Chuck,
everybody's pastor, did not blink
But, on the other hand when
Gibby Fail's friends came to the
church to bid him goodbye, Chuck
commented in disbelief, "I've never
seen anything like this."
Gibby's tribe of friends wore
long Elizabethan style coats like the
one so oftenworby their eccentric
long haired friend. The preacher, a
lady from Atlanta, wore a large hat,
as did all the other ladies in waiting.
The mood was full of laughter, and
joy, as they described a life well-
lived. Chuck's church had reached
an all time high in sending away a
beloved Beach person.
Chuck's favorite song is "It's A
Wonderful World." Part of the lyrics
said it all for Chuck.
"I see friends shaking hands
and saying 'how do you do?' What
they are really saying is 'I love
You helped make this Beach a
wonderful world, Chuck, so hang up
your vestments and have fun. You
A reception honoring
Pastor Chuck Randle
will be hosted at
Sunday, June 27
at 11 a.m
Public is welcome
June 15, 2010
June 15, 2010 Island Times PAGE 3
Barefoot on the Beach
By Jane Waters Cooper 1.
Sunrise. Sunset. The six
months of hurricane free time for
the Gulf Coast has come and gone.
Now, with the massive oil spill
lurking in our minds, we must still
face our familiar scary monsters,
the hurricanes which sneak into
our beautiful Gulf water to wreak
their havoc. You have already been
bombarded with how to handle a
hurricane, so why am I adding to
it? Just for fun.
For openers, those little scien-
tists who sit in the Colorado moun-
tains staring at their data, gauges,
photos, maps and all sorts of heavy
duty procedures, have released
their predictions. As usual, they
have pointed out that this year will
be overkill for major named storms,
and a bunch of lesser blows.
Our government which pre-
tends to be the parents of these
storms has already selected names
for them through the year 2014.
They used to spawn all girls in the
Atlantic basin, but since 1979, they
have welcomed some boys, and
now the male names are every other
storm. Do you remember Ivan? His
name has been banished in shame,
never to appear on the list again. I
am happy to tell you that of the 126
names chosen from 2009 through
2014, Jane is not among them. Nor
will it ever be there. Because when
they run out of their first 21 names
they go to the Greek alphabet for
names starting with Alpha, Beta,
Gamma and so forth through the
sorority and fraternity lists. Is it oc-
curring to you as you read this that
the geeks at the National Hurricane
Center might have something bet-
ter to do than name the storms that
haven't yet happened?
Although the names were
originally from the National Hur-
ricane Center, they now have their
own agency. They are maintained
and updated by an international
committee of the World Meteoro-
logical Organization. No wonder
we can't get any service when we
apply for FEMA grants. The Hur-
ricane honchos are busy updating
and maintaining their list of names.
Not only that, but those geeks don't
have much imagination.
They rotate the lists every
six years, so the 2009 list will be
repeated in 2015.
Commissioner Hosts Beach Meeting
Escambia County Commis-
sioner Grover Robinson, IV, will
host a Pensacola Beach Town Hall
meeting, Tuesday, June 22 from 6
to 8 p.m. at the SRIA boardroom.
Robinson will give an update
on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
and the clean up effort. He will ad-
dress citizen concerns in a question
and answer session immediately
after his presentation.
This meeting is open to the
public and all interested parties are
encouraged to attend. For informa-
tion, contact Robinson's office at
Important Phone Numbers & Websites I
The following phone numbers & websites are sources of oil spill information.
Citizen Information 850-471-6600 Officials warn leave tar balls
I FL Oil Spill Information 888-337-3569 and oiled debris for the clean I
BP Claims 800-440-0858 up teams. Do not touch oiled
BP Outreach 850-912-8640 wildlife. Call to report.
I Oiled shorelines 866-448-5816 I
877-272-8335 Visit our website
IOiled wildlife 866-557-1401 www.MylslandTimes.com I
Boom problem 866-448-5816 for oil spill information, updates
800-320-0519 as they become available. I
Beach Field Office 850-934-6500 i
Pensacola Beach residents I
wishing to report oil spill
related observations may call I
the lifeguards on duty
Although I am not your poster
girl for hurricane preparedness, I
want to insert what we do when
faced with one of these storms with
the carefully calculated name.
First, we close the shutters,
bring all the moveables inside,
and throw everything out of the
refrigerators. We pack our clothes,
water, peanut butter and crackers,
jewelry and leave. In spite of all
these precautions, when we came
home after Opal and Ivan (nice
names) our house was completely
If I know my readers (and I
do know some of you) you are
anxiously awaiting the list of
names of the storms for 2010.
Here they are: Alex, Bonnie, Co-
lin, Danielle, Erin, Fiona, Gaston,
Hermine, Igor, Julia, Karl, Lisa,
Matthew, Nicole, Otto, Paula,
Richard, Shary, Tomas, Virginie,
and Walter. If their dire prediction
of a large number of named storms
does not materialize, they will tuck
the remaining names away, and
update and maintain them for a
future year. And if they still need
more names, they can run over to
the Phi Delt House and get a copy
of the Greek alphabet.
The Wooly Boogers are stack-
ing their voodooism to avoid the
need for many names. Their dark
magic is coming from everywhere
- -even as far away as Chuck Steele
and Lynn Cieutat in Mexico Beach.
The Woolies have set up their altar
at Paradise. They expect the sensa-
tional charms to be strong enough to
turn the Gulf hurricanes around and
blow them away somewhere that is
not Pensacola Beach.
Queen Shugah, her royal sweet-
ness, issued a powerful edict last
week at the Bawl. "The forecasters
who don't live anywhere near the
Beach said the Hurricane Factory is
going to be very busy churning out
storms. I called the Hurricane Fac-
tory and cancelled any Pensacola
Beach orders for storms. Don't send
them here. I will send them back -
-COD, FOB, SWAK. Yes, sealed
with a kiss."
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What does Jimmy Buffet do for
recreation when he is not making
music or having hotels named after
him? A lot of his Gulf Coast neigh-
bors who are welcoming him back
to his homeland, answered "flying"
which was correct. The first to email
the correct answer was Charlie
Brooks, who is the husband of the
famous Queen of Wrong Answers,
Joanne. He hit the bullseye on his
His wife answered "write"
which was wrong and she added, "at
least, I am not the Queen of Wrong
A number of correct answers
with embellishments flew in after
the winner's email arrived. Doro-
thy Mauriello of Big Pine Key and
Pensacola Beach said Jimmy flies
a seaplane. Dr. Steve Claus said he
is a private pilot and flies his own
seaplane. Jimmy Buffet has a boat
plane he flies, said Angeli McMil-
lan. Pam Murphey rang in with
logging hours in his airplanes.
Brother Jimmy likes to fly
his own plane, a Grumman Alba-
tross, according to Chuck Steele of
Mexico Beach. Dr. Barry Callahan,
a full time beach resident, gave the
fun scoop, "JB is an avid pilot. He
is a licensed single engine and has
multi-engine land and sea ratings."
And, Roundtable Countess
Kim LoBue asked, "Is it flying?"
Yes, and the Trivia Master
thanks all of you for the scuttle on
the famous Parrothead.
Jacqui and Kim Travis sent a
wrong answer and a right answer
in their reply, "I am going to submit
that Jimmy likes to fly and write
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funny novels. In fact he has a cameo
appearance in the movie based on
Michael Crichton's novel, Congo,
as the pilot of the first plane in which
the group flies to Africa."
Do you want to hear more
Well, here are a few more
thoughts: Jimmy is a novelist, ac-
cording to Mike Cook. Jimmy likes
to sail according to Greg Christoff
and Sir Morrie Drees of the Round-
table. Jimmy Buffet fishes, says
Melanie Waite who adds that he also
These answers are all thought-
ful, but not what the Trivia Master
was seeking. You will see Prince
Charles, Royal Consort to the Queen
of Wrong Answers, wearing his
Island Times t-shirt while he drives
their vintage Mercedes convertible
down Beach streets.
Whether or not you own a Mer-
cedes, you should have an Island
Times t-shirt. Hurry and answer this
one: Who are the only two father
and son combinations to serve as
presidents of the United States?
Full names of all four men, please.
Happy Father's Day.
The rules are the same. Email
your answer with "trivia" in the
subject line to islandtimes@bell-
south.net. Be sure to include your
name and phone number with your
answer. The deadline to respond is
Tuesday, June 22.
Tuesday, June 22
10:30 to Noon
t A 6ift for
Beach resident Eleni Weisnicht
has finished her sophomore year at
the University of Colorado inBoul-
der where she is studying Chemical
and Biological Engineering. She is
spending the summer at home on the
Beach and working as an intern for
Plasmine Technology, a Pensacola
based company that supplies spe-
cialty chemicals to the paper indus-
try. Her brother, Brian is working in
Orlando at Universal Studios; and
George, who just graduated from
Gulf Breeze High, is employed on
the Beach at Paradise.
IN THE SWIM
Beach School Board member
Reed Dunne jetted over to At-
lanta to compete in the Master's
National Swimming Competition.
He splashed his way to three top
10 finishes. Better than his stellar
performance was reconnecting with
his swimming friends from all over
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Melanie Waite chaperoned
her granddaughter Cayle Session's
class field trip to New York City.
They visited Madame Tussaud's
Wax Museum, Central Park, Rock-
efeller Center, West Side Story,
Ground Zero, Ellis Island, the Statue
of Liberty and the Hearst Build-
ing, where they toured the Good
Housekeeping and Seventeen of-
fices. Former Beach resident Layla
Knell even got in on the action. She
has finished her internship at The
Rachel Ray Show and has a new
job with Elizabeth Arden.
HERE'S COMES THE PREZ
Brianna Paulus, a rising senior
at Gulf Breeze High School, has
been named Florida District 1 presi-
dent for the Future Business Leaders
of America Club for the 2010-11
school year. Her proud mom Karen
also reports that Brianna and her dad
Gordon are a force to be reckoned
with on the tennis courts. The com-
peted in a Cattails Mixed Doubles
tourney and earned second place.
BACK FOR THE BALL
Ella Hess had a great week. The
reigning Queen of Coma, returned
from Iowa in time to attend the All
Krewe Ball on June 9. The very
next day her daughter Beka and two
grandsons flew in to spend some
time with her.
SPACE NEEDLE, BEWARE
The Space Needle had bet-
ter look out according to Jacqui
Travis. She and her husband, Kim
(remember the Beach Postman) will
be going to Washington State to visit
their son, Dustin and his wife this
fall. Dustin will be coming home
after a year's tour of duty in Iraq.
Dave Bartee was modeling the
latest in Beach couture last week-
end. Ask him how to earn a special
eco-tar-ball-t-shirt. It will be the
must-have wardrobe staple for the
summer on the Beach.
Sdance in the land
Bar & Gril
June 15 Eric Culberson
June 17 Salsa Night Latino Dance
/June 18 Tin Feet
June 19 The Gills
June 20 Delta Highway DADS DAY
June 21 Sauce Boss
June 22 Delta Highway
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June 15, 2010 Island Times PAGE 5
County Opens Beach Field Office
In an effort to assist and moni-
tor oil spill clean up, Escambia
County established a field office on
Pensacola Beach June 7. The office
is located at 5 Via de Luna, upstairs
from the Florida Pizza Kitchen in
the Soundside Market.
who provides engineering services
to the Santa Rosa Island Authority
and Escambia County, is staffing the
office which is open seven days a
week from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
"This allows us to be close to
the potential impact areas," said
Sonia Daniel, Escambia County
Public Information Officer. "The
Beach residents can assist by be-
ing another set of eyes and ears in
monitoring and reporting any areas
which are impacted."
Personnel will be dispatched
from this office to travel along
the shoreline, reporting areas of
concern, and monitoring the re-
sults of the clean-up on foot and in
motorized all-terrain vehicles. The
Escambia County Field Office will
work in conjunction with the Santa
Rosa Island Authority staff during
the oil spill crisis.
"We will generate three reports
daily to send to the Emergency
Operations Center and the SRIA,"
said Mike Langston, Baskerville-
Donovan engineer. "We also have
literature available for the public,
if they would like to stop by the
Various options for maintaining
the pristine nature of Santa Rosa
Island are being explored.
"Specialized sand rake clean-
ing equipment was tested along the
barrier island last week," said Matt
Mooneyham, SRIA Director of
Environmental and Developmental
Services. "The SRIA already owns
two different types of sand rakes;
one of which performed better in the
test than the other. These rakes are a
more effective way to clean the sand
than the human clean up crews."
BP already approved the pur-
chase of ten sand rakes for beach
clean up at Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Residents may contact the Field
Office by calling 850-934-6500.
The Sand Hosts
Hands Across The Sand will
host a gathering at noon, Saturday,
June 26 at Casino Beach near the
Gulf Pier for participants to join
hands in a peaceful protest of off-
shore drilling. Events will take
place at Navarre Beach and Per-
dido Key at the same time.
For information, contact Cha-
sidy Hobbs at 850-429-8422.
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Happy Father's Day,
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views of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach. Come as you
are straight off the sandy beach and enjoy our indoor/outdoor bar and
gulf side deck. Crabs has the largest selection of Crab on the beach,
was voted Best Crab by News Journal readers. She Crab Soup,
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Don't forget to try one of our signature drinks like 'The Crab Trap'
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Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch with live Steel Band.
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PARADISE BAR AND GRILL
A little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with
its own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool. Cold beer.
Live Music. Exotic Libations. Friendly locals. Lunch and Dinner
everyday. Sandwiches. Salads. Fresh Catch of the Day. Renee's
Famous Shrimp Salad. Happy Hour 11-7. Live Bands. Poker on
Monday and Wednesday.
Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, it's directly
on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7 days.
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 seat-
ing. 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.
FLOUNDER'S CHOWDER HOUSE
Celebrating 30 years of Floundering 'neath the moon
and stars. Offering fresh Seafood including Tuna, Mahi and of
course Flounder! Award winning chowder, po boys, burgers
and Pensacola Beach Style baked oysters. Sample our Fresh
catch including the Shrimp Boat Platter- loaded with shrimp
cocktail, BBQ shrimp, fried shrimp, popcorn shrimp and U-
peel ems. Kids love our Pirate Ship playground located on
our beach well within view of dining parents. For late night
revelers- Flounder's is host to the world's finest beach bands.
Dance all night on Flounder's beach to the most popular bands
from across the south.
Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch. At the Traffic Light
on beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003
visit these island restaurants,
pubs and bistros for fun
after the sun sinks into the sea
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. Dinner
specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Landlub-
bers. 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.
MCGUIRE'S IRISH PUB
One of America's great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA
Prime Steaks, seafood and Irish specialties including Irish fisher-
man'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'TolfWine Cellar featuring the complete vertical collection
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Open every day at 11 am, 850-433-6789 mcguiresirishpub.com
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 1 st
bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen concoction. Live Music
Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun. Karaoke Tues & Wed. Poker & BARE Nite on
Monday. T-Shirt Nite on Thursday. Check out our new Shaker Shop
for great island wear, jewelry & gifts. Across from the Boardwalk.
Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com
Open at 7:30 a.m. seven days a week. Owned and operated by
friendly natives serving locally produced seafood and delicacies.
The Fish Tacos are an experience to enjoy. The owners 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
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PAGE 6 Island Times June 15, 2010
Jack Donald Forest
It was perfect weather for the
Wooly Booger Social Club to host
their "Keep the Hurricanes Away
this Season Bawl." And Queen
Shugah Shelley Johnson is indeed
our "Raining" Queen. It stormed
heavily the night she was crowned.
In fact, I believe we actually had a
tropical depression for that ceremo-
ny. But a little rain doesn't scare our
Queen. Oh no, as she pointed out
her maiden name is "Waters" and
her astrological sign is a fish! So,
it didn't matter that we were soaked
to the bone, standing in two inches
of water and screaming as loud as
we could just to talk to the person
in the next seat. The Altar was
covered in native hoo-doo voodoo,
lucky charms and whatever thing of
value you possessed in an attempt
to appease the Hurricane Gods and
Mother Nature. And Queen Shugah
was very busy with her ceremonial
presentations and warding-off the
evil of those most dreaded storms.
There was not a soul present
who dared refuse any request made
by our Queen, even those who had
no idea what was actually taking
place enjoyed participating. I be-
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lieve there were even a few visitors
from Louisiana who may soon start
a Wooly Booger Chapter in their
area. Not a bad idea actually....
So we all blew across the sa-
cred candle and stuck pins in the
extremely clever dolls created by
Nasty John Thomas and Denise
Shelby. The dolls had all the names
of the past hurricanes written on the
appropriate doll (boy names on the
boy doll and girl names on the girl
doll). Very powerful gris-gris!
My husband Bill and I contrib-
uted a vintage business card from
the original Bobby D's Beach Bar
that had been presented to Bill at his
fiftieth birthday party. It was a bar
tab given to him by the late Andrea
Brunt; that was 10 years ago and it
still had a balance of $4 remaining!
For extra voodoo I wore my Tiki
Lounge t-shirt which was given to
me by Fred Bates.
Lynn Cieutat sent avery special
gift the urn with the ashes of His
High Wooliness, Les Cieutat. Talk
about some powerful gris-gris.
Lynn said everything was properly
sealed but should anything happen
to the urn it was exactly where Les
Maria's Fresb Seafoob Market
Take a little bit of the Gulf Coast home!
Fresh from the boats daily
We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere.
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would want to be right there in the
middle of all his SOB's and Wooly
Boogers. We took extra special
care with this most precious gift and
Les now proudly (and temporarily)
overlooks the entire bar at Paradise.
It's the best seat in the house. Don't
forget to pay your respects.
Even though Queen Shugah is
not responsible for the mistakes and
disasters caused by man, she did
bring a pair of "oil beads" that were
passed through every single hand.
I know I said a prayer when they
came through mine; I hope everyone
else did the same. It sure can't hurt
and Queen Shugah is doing her best
to keep our spirits up. She told me
someone even suggested we have
a "Tar Bawl." That's funny y'all.
And contrary to all rumors and
newspaper articles across the entire
Country, right now our beach is as
beautiful as it has ever been! Who
knows how long that will last or
how much worse it will get. What
I do know is that I would still rather
live here than any where else in the
world. For those of you who live
elsewhere, but love visiting our
beach now is not the time to turn
your back on us. We need you now
more than ever. You also have a
wonderful opportunity to teach your
children what is really important in
life. While we all love vacations
Hewerdine, who wore
her Tiki Lounge t-shirt,
placed a Moroccan Wa-
ter Carrier doll at Queen
Shugah's Wooly Booger
Altar on June 5 at Par-
adise. Mother Nature
attended the Wooly
Booger Social Club's
Keep the Hurricanes
Away Bawl bringing a
deluge of rain. It did not
dampen the spirits of the
island tribe who contin-
ued to toast the Queen
and place gris gris at
and work hard to save the money
for them, it's not always about you.
Sometimes it's about what you can
do for someone else.
What I like to do for the special
people in my life is cook something
good. This week's recipe is being
shared by Anne Marie Provost.
She made these cookies for Easter
Sunday and they are fabulous! So,
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 Cup creamy or crunchy peanut
' Cup sugar
'/ Cup dark brown sugar
'/ Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large Egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat ovento 350. Combine
all ingredients (in order listed)
in a large bowl. Divide dough
into 24 portions (about 1 heaping
tablespoon). Roll each piece into a
ball and place on ungreased cookie
sheet. Use a fork to press dough in
2 directions forming a crosshatch
pattern. Bake cookies until puffed
and lightly golden, 10-12 minutes,
rotating halfway through cooking.
Let cool on sheets. Store in airtight
container up to 3 days (but they
probably won't last that long).
Enjoy, share and have a safe
and Happy Father's Day on the
beach! See ya in the kitchen...
May 10, 1927 June 2, 2010
Pastor Jack was born in Okla-
homa, raised in Omaha, Nebraska,
graduated with two degrees from
Chicago Theological Seminary and
received his Doctor of Ministry in 1983
in St. Louis, Missouri.
Jack joined the military in 1944
(World War II), then reserves and Ko-
rean War and honorably discharged
as a First Lieutenant in the U. S.
Marine Corps. (13 years)
Jack is survived by his wife
of 30 years, Carol, and children,
Eleanor, Aimee, Jack, David, Julie,
Terrie, Debbie and Christopher and
Jack proudly served the Pensac-
ola Beach U.C.C. Church as pastor
from 1984 -1994 where he retired. He
served as Charter Volunteer Chaplain
of the Gulf Breeze Hospital until his
recent illness, also as Board Member
of the Pensacola Beach Volunteer
Fire Department and Chaplain. He
became known as the Pastor of the
Beach until his retirement.
He enjoyed memberships in the
Shriner's, Optimist's, Eagles and Odd
Fellows in St. Louis and VFW, Ameri-
can Legion, Elks, Masons, and Scot-
tish Rite 330 in the Pensacola area.
He wrote and sang songs and
entertained with his guitar at many
nursing homes. His favorite hobbies
were flying and teaching student
pilots; along with fishing on the beach.
Private burial was held at Barran-
cas National Cemetery. A Memorial
Service was hosted June 13 at the
Pensacola Beach Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made in Jack's memory to the
Pensacola Beach Church Building
Fund. He loved his church friends.
Condolences may be expressed
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by Kathi Lewis
Oil Spill Not The Only Challenge
The oil spill is not the only
problem facing the Santa Rosa Is-
land Authority. Much of their June
9 Full Board meeting was devoted
to a discussion of the problems that
have escalated on Ariola Drive as
owners continue to rent large houses
for wedding parties. The parties
generate noise problems which
carry on late into the night, parking
hassles, and trash littering the area
for several days.
Ray Ascherfeld, who lives near
the party house, brought photos
showing the state of the party held
just last weekend.
"The party started on Thursday
and continued through Saturday,"
he said. "The caterers rented one
house and the wedding party rented
another. They brought booze and
food from Louisiana and did not
spend a dime on Pensacola Beach
other than their rental fee."
The Island Authority estab-
lished a ruling that renters have
to fill out a permit application to
alleviate the problems.
"As you can see," Ascherfeld
commented, "filling out the permit
is of no consequence to the owner
or agent. It is getting worse, worse
After a lengthy discussion, the
Board will continue to look into the
matter at the next meeting consider-
ing parking restrictions and compli-
Vernon Prather said, "The
permitting process is not working.
We need additional measures and I
would like this continued so we can
discuss compliance in parking and
behavior consistent with a residen-
Buck Lee, Executive Director,
explained the part the Authority is
playing in cleaning up the oil blobs
which have reached the beach.
"I don't think we will see the
goop you have seen in Louisiana,"
he said. "Some sheen, some mousse,
and some tar balls; I think it will
be an inconvenience, but we can
Lee also noted that the workers
sent here by BP to clean up don't
seem to work steadily.
"My staff works very hard to
keep the beach beautiful. These
people have to take a lot of breaks,"
Lee suggested logging onto
VisitPensacolaBeach.com to see
what the Beach looks like in real
time from beachcam images.
Jim Cox, president of the Pen-
sacola Beach Advocates, announced
that his organization will purchase
magnets and they would like the
SRIA to partner by taking over the
expense of mailing them to lease-
These magnets, which have the
sheriff's department phone number,
are part of the Neighborhood Watch
Lt. Rodney Eddins, Escambia
County Deputy in charge of the
Beach substation, approved the
idea. However, the SRIA Board
Chairperson Tammy Bohannon
objected to the magnet design and
Vernon Prather moved to al-
locate $500 for postage to target
certain areas of the Beach. It passed
fourto one with Bohannon opposed.
The Board reviewed the fol-
o Voted to continue to review
the possible creation of a public
parking lot near the Sans Souci on
Ft. Pickens Road
o Margaritaville Beach Hotel
will be open July 1
o The bank is looking for a
buyer of The Palace property since
the foreclosure has been completed
o The Little Sabine Lagoon
Restoration Project will be opera-
tional by the third week of June
Wear your dancing shoes
and get ready to boogie down
as crowd favorite, The Reunion
Band, takes the stage at the Gulf-
side Pavilion at 7 p.m., Tuesday,
With an eclectic mix of high-
energy dance beats from the 60s
and 70s, R&B, British invasion
hits and Motown, their lively
playlist is sure to get everyone out
of their seats. Sing along to your
favorite songs such as "Mustang
Sally," "Pretty Woman" and
"I'm a Believer." Band members
include Bill Harrell, Charlyne
Kilpatrick, Ken Wallace, Ed
Nickinson, Ross Orenstein, Dave
White and Larry Northup.
o On Saturday, June 5 County
Administrator Larry Newsom saw
first hand the flooding on Via de
Luna. He asked Engineer Mike
Langston to take some action im-
mediately and they are working on
a solution so the road will stay open
Maureen Lamar, Executive
Director of the Beach Chamber
reported that the Visitor's Center
had 314 calls related to the oil spill.
People still want to come here and
they are calling to get updates, ac-
cording to LaMar.
Blue Angels weekend is hold-
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report no vacancy for the three day
celebration. If they get a cancella-
tion, they have a waiting list which
takes the opening.
LaMar reported that the number
of visitors in the Center dropped by
about 500 during May. Most guests
came from Louisiana, Mississippi,
Alabama, Missouri and Georgia.
Foreign countries represented were
Canada, Germany and England.
The next SRIA meeting will be
the committees on Wednesday, June
23 at 5 p.m. at the Authority office.
All meetings are open to the public.
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Sixteen Pensacola Beach Ju-
nior Optimist Club members voted
in a new slate of officers at their
final meeting of the year, May 27.
Abby Jacobs will serve as 2010-
Hoist the sail, kids. The Pensac-
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Camp is set for August 2-6. Camp
includes lessons in the basic prin-
ciples of sailing for beginners then
progresses through the intermediate
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Students must be at least
7-years-old on the first day of camp
and be able to swim in open water.
Camp starts promptly at 9:30
a.m. and students must be picked
up no later than 3:30 p.m.
For more information and reg-
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Sandpipers Elect Officers
To Lead Club Next Year
for Weeklong Camp
Pensacola Beach Commu-
nity Church will transform itself
into Waterworks Park for the
annual Vacation Bible School,
July 12 through 16. There is no
charge to participate and the five
days of fun are open to any child
preschool through fifth grade.
"We have a great line up
of fun and fellowship for the
kids," said Deacon Gordon
Paulus. "We welcome everyone
to join us."
The Vacation Bible School
hours are 9 a.m. until noon at the
Beach Church which is located
at the corner of Avenida 18 and
Via de Luna.
Register by calling the
Beach Church office at 850-
932-6628 before July 5.
2011 president with Grace Reece as
vice-president, Meredith McCurdy,
treasurer and Blair Amberson as
During her last report as trea-
surer, Maddie Grace McCurdy
said, "Our treasury is growing. We
deposited $120 in our newly opened
account at Bank of the South."
The Club sold pickles during
the Beach School Water Day on
June 8 as a fundraiser.
The Beach School Chapter was
chartered as the Sandpiper Club
under the umbrella of the Pensacola
Beach Optimist Club. The young-
sters were treated to refreshments
provided by Pensacola Beach Opti-
mist Club President Louise Green-
ley and member Bev Dufrechou The Pensacola Beach Junior Optimist Club's final meeting on May 27
before adjourning for the summer. included the election of a slate of officers to lead the new club into its second
The next meeting will be set year of operation. Officers who will serve beginning in August are (L to R): Blair
Amberson, secretary; Meredith McCurdy, treasurer; Abby Jacobs, president
after the 2010-2011 school year and Grace Reece, vice-president.
commences on August 23. Photo by Island Times Junior Photographer Amelia Jacobs, who is four-years-old.
Salty Kids Prepare For Beach Yacht Club Junior Sailing Camp
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School first graders in Tara Turk's
class who posted all A's during the
final grading period are:
The following first grade
students earned a place on the A/B
Macy Claire Cronin
The second through fifth grade
honor names will appear in the next
edition of Island Times.
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June 15, 2010
Beach Mardi Gras Krewes Frolic At Fiesta
Beach Mardi Gras krewes
unpacked their gaudy costumes
for an off season summer cel-
ebration in Pensacola. In a
time honored tradition DeLuna
bestows a medallion upon the
reigning Kings and Queens of
the Mardi Gras krewes at the
Fiesta of Five Flags All Krewe
Ball. The Beach Mardi Gras
royal couples were among the
forty presented at the glitter-
ing gala held in Pensacola on
June 9. Joining the fun were:
Bob Cowen and Carlette How-
ell, Krewe of Bananimals; Ted
Pence and Ella Hess, Krewe of
Coma; Leigh and Mike Weaver,
Krewe of Junkanoo; Lloyd Hess
and Shelley Johnson, Krewe of
Wrecks; Gerry O'Mahony and
Rita Finkbone, Krewe of St.
Patrick; Beverly Sarasua, es-
corted by Jim Kittel, Krewe of
Brewe; and Jim and Courtney
Winstead, Mystic Krewe of Ne-
"The King of Coma also has
a time honored tradition of wear-
ing shorts and flips flops under his
royal cape," said King Ted Pence,
before he escorted his queen, Ella
Hess across the stage amid the
cheering crowd. "I am honored to
carry it on."
The All Krewe Ball is part of
the Fiesta of Five Flags celebra-
The generous spirit of the
Beach Mardi Gras krewes flows
well after the beads and tiaras
are tucked away for the year. The
Krewe of Junkanoo presented Fred
Cornett, Administrator of the Good
Samaritan Clinic in Gulf Breeze,
with a $2,500 donation last week.
The donation was from the pro-
ceeds of their Mardi Gras calendar
Wet And Wild
The Bananimals will be sell-
ing ice cold bottled water at the
Blue Angels Air Show, July 8-10.
The herd of partiers supports the
Santa Rosa Kids House among
other charities with their fundrais-
If you would like to donate
time, water or cash to this program,
please call Mary Jo Tibbits, krewe
treasurer at 850-916-0599.
The Krewe of Wrecks will
host their first meeting October
25. Their parade is set for Sunday,
March 6, 2011.
Her Royal Highness Queen Paige
Woodbury, left, and Dr. Dennis Pe-
ters, DeLuna LXI, center, greet
Krewe of Wrecks Captain Lloyd Hess
during the All Krewe Ball at Sanders
Beach June 9.
photo by Barrier Island Girl Photography
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Artists carefully coaxed grains
of sand into place amid wind, waves
and thousands of spectators during
the 2010 Beach Community Bank
Fiesta Sand Sculpture Contest, June
6 on Pensacola Beach. Entrants
began at 8 a.m. with a twenty foot
area of beach sand, but by 2 p.m.
everything from sandy sea monsters
to oil spill politicians had been
crafted at Casino Beach.
The winners are as follows:
1. Nikolas and Victoria Bindi -
Pyramids and Sphinx
2. Lynn Arthur Sea Turtle Sandy
3. Andrew Townsend Mr. Krabs
1. Chase Louviere The Grotto
2. Kris Kessler Summer Time
3. Lauren Lautensiager, Sar-
ah Townshend, and Christopher
1. Kathy and David Bosso Spill
2. Liz Arthur Fire breathing
3. Angela and Bobby Bonner
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1. Chuck and Tammy Kunze -
2. Nikolay Protsuk New life of
the dead shoe
3. Barry Shuck Dedication to
Kaylin Shuck struck by a motor-
cycle April 17 on Pensacola Beach
4. Jeff Darby Honor and Protect
Corporate Cup winner was
All Good Productions whose team
members were Kasara Goodall,
Chris Morse, Letina Levi. Their
creation was called "Islander."
The annual contest is part of
the Fiesta of Five Flags celebration.
Chase Louviere, 14, a native of Louisiana who now lives in Merritt
Island, Florida, worked diligently on his sea monster guarding her
eggs which earned first place in the teen division of the Fiesta Sand
Sculpture Contest on June 6 at Pensacola Beach. He named his cre-
ation "The Grotto."
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Joyce Brown at Native Caf6
is against spills not in her Via de
Luna restaurant, those are easy to
mop up in the Gulf. She has "No
Drill, No Spill" t-shirts for sale at
the caf6 with $5 from each sale
being donated to the animal rescue
organizations to clean up oiled
Pensacola Beach Advocates
have a number of committees avail-
able for members to join. One of the
most active is the governmental af-
fairs which has recently completed
a series of meetings with commis-
sioners, local attorneys and elected
officials to discuss the tax lawsuits
and fee simple title for leaseholders
on Pensacola Beach. If you wish to
join this group, go to their website,
businesses and residents can join.
Margaritaville Beach Hotel
has Pensacola Beach residents and
businesses humming Buffet tunes.
Jimmy Buffet was on the beach last
week along with Governor Crist
spreading some optimistic words
about the Beach. Even better are
the words penned by Jim "Moose"
Brown who wrote the lyrics to
Buffet's famous "It's Five O'clock
Somewhere." He will be performing
at the Pensacola Beach Songwriters
Festival this fall. Stay tuned to IT for
BREWSKIS TOAST DAD
Sip some suds with the Krewe
of Brewe. They are hosting a Fa-
ther's Day Party at the Sandshaker
Lounge, Sunday, June 20 at 3:30
p.m. Bring your dad, and mom, to
this cookout it's the perfectly cool
way to say Happy Day to Dad.
Grand Marlin owner Cindy
Lumpkin headed to Atlanta with her
husband Walt to see James Taylor
and Carole King in concert in the
round at The Arena at Gwinett.
According to Walt it was one of the
best shows ever. They should have
invited them back to the Beach to
play at the North Drop bar.
Amy Martin announced that
Pensacola's own Joe Scarborough
broadcast his June 11 show from
Pensacola Beach. In an effort to
assist businesses, Joe would allow
special offers from Beach busi-
nesses to get an MSNBC plug to en-
courage visitors and locals to come
to the Beach. Amy signed Crab's
and Flounder's up and encouraged
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June 15, 2010
Page 12 Island Times
Sby E.K. Hewson
T4 LT TONCLUEIE
June 15. 2010
There is no one more qualified
to write a Father's Day column,
than a child. So I turn over the
Tongue this week to The Kid. Until
next time...Happy Father's Day.
by Harry J. Hewson, IV
I admire my dad. He is a smart,
funny, happy, hard-working, caring,
Marine and father. He helps out
around the house when he is home.
Dad is a United States Marine
Corps Colonel. He is also the H-l
program manager. He works at
Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
He has ajob where he has to travel
a lot. He does not get much time to
stay at home.
When Dad is home, he likes
to relax. His way of relaxing is
surfing the web for surfing, sailing,
or bathroom stuff. His big project
is redoing the master bathroom.
We had a leak last spring and Dad
reconstructed the bathroom. It now
has Mexican tiles, a mahogany
wood sink top which he made, two
hand-painted Mexican sinks, and
a toilet that "can flush a bucket of
Dad is surrounded by many
Full Bar Flat Screen Televisions
Indoor or Outdoor Dining with a waterview
11 to 2 pm
$1.99 Bloody Marys
99 Cent Mimosas
Prime Rib Special
Every Wednesday Nlte
Everyday 4-6 PM
things every day. For example, he
is surrounded by a desk, four walls,
a chair, a shelf, a door, and a white-
board cabinet by day; and by night,
a loving wife and a bed.
My dad likes to do many
things. He likes to read The Wash-
ington Post, drink black coffee, sail,
listen to NPR, and do The New York
Times Sunday edition crossword
puzzle in pen.
Some of my dad's physical
traits are having grayish hair, peanut
butter colored skin, a deep voice,
strong muscles, and lots of chest
Overall, my dad is a lovable,
Il* mf~~ *
Cooper and Katie were traveling in their Island Time custom wagon at
the Casino Beach when it caught the eye of the Island Times photographer.
Their parents, Holly and Derick Games of Gulf Breeze, created the cool ride
specifically for Beach outings.
During Fee Free
Weekend At Fort
Gulf Islands National Sea-
shore will join all national parks,
national wildlife refuges, and
many areas managed by the Bu-
reau of Land Management to
offer free admission on Saturday,
August 14 and Sunday, August 15.
Fee free weekends later this
year include September 25 (Public
Lands Day), and November 11
Gulf Islands National Sea-
shore Acting Superintendent Nina
Kelson states, "We welcome visi-
tors to take advantage of these op-
portunities to connect with all the
recreational and educational op-
portunities the park has to offer."
In addition to the daily activi-
ties, the Fort Pickens Campground
is open and all sites are $20 per
night with water, electricity, grills/
fire rings, and picnic tables. Res-
ervations can be made through
October 31 by calling Reserve
America at 877-444-6777 or
visiting their website at www.
For a full description of the
facilities and programs currently
available, visit the park's web site
at www.nps.gov/guis or contact the
Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at
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sixteen years, was thrilled with
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Q: "What is Apple's IPAD?"
A: Using the touch screen on
Apple's newest product, you can
browse the internet, use applica-
tions, listen to music, watch movies
and play games. It is not a phone,
so it won't be able to make calls.
The iPad can be had in six
different models, offering three
disk capacities and two wireless
options. It can have either WiFi or
3G wireless capability. The iPad
does not have any ports for wired
internet connectivity. The 3 G model
contains a GPS, while both models
have a digital compass. The iPad
was released with three options for
internal storage size: a 16, 32, or 64
GB disk drive. There is no option
to expand the storage. A 16GB unit
with WiFi sells for $499, while a
unit with 64 GB and 3G wireless
sells for $829.
iPad's battery can provide up
to 10 hours of video, 140 hours of
audio playback, or remain charged
for one month on standby. The
battery loses capacity over time
and is not designed to be replaced
by the owner. As in the battery-
replacement program for the iPod
and the original iPhone, Apple will
replace an iPad that does not hold an
electrical charge. The replacement
will be a refurbished iPad, for which
you will pay $99.
The iPad is designed to be
controlled by bare fingers. Regular
gloves or a stylus that prevents
electrical conductivity cannot be
used, although there are special
gloves and a stylus designed for
the iPad. The display responds to
two other sensors: an ambient light
sensor to control screen brightness
and a 3-axis motion sensor to de-
termine iPad orientation, allowing
it to switch between portrait and
Dual speakers located inside
the iPad provide only non-stereo
sound, but a 3.5 mm audio-outjack
provides stereo sound for head-
phones. Microphones can be used
for voice recording. A keyboard
or mouse can be attached through
the USB port. The device is about
11 by 9 inches and weighs less than
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Every year in February, the as the
International UFO Congress did; h
hosts a wonderful week long was i
event, and this year's speakers appeti
were exceptional. I ordered bound
and received all 28 DVDs V
with all the varied speakers series
with topics ranging from mind and I
control to abductees. One of the Satur
most interesting statistics that woulc
was mentioned was the high would
percentage of pilots in the world show
who have reported a sighting of a 5 ye
a UFO (approximately 70%). On Twili
that note I venture into the world sense
of my dad, Royce Waters. some
He was a Captain in the Army W
Air Corps (Air Force) and flew and
a P51 Mustang during World fragil
War II. He had a curiosity about succu
everything including watching finall
the night sky. One Christmas I his a
received a telescope as a gift. My of hi
Dad and I went outside and set wond
up the telescope in the front yard enjoy
focusing on the moon. I think it alone
was that night when I asked him But r
about his beliefs. I was about 9 legac
years old at the time. "Do you thirst
think there is a God up there?" a pas
His response was he believed Zone.
Native American Indians
Le believed in nature. That
t, nothing more, but his
ite for knowledge knew no
ly Dad loved the television
"The Twilight Zone." He
watched them together on
day nights. Sometimes I
I lie on his chest, and he
Should me tightly when the
got really scary. Imagine as
ar-old, I was watching "The
ght Zone," so it also makes
why my dad had to explain
of the episodes to me.
lith all his talents
abilities he was still a
e human being who had
mbed to alcoholism. He
y succeeded in defeating
ddiction toward the end
s life. And sometimes I
er how much he would have
ed all the DVDs I watch
from the UFO Congress.
est assured he left me two
ies this unquenchable
for knowledge and of course
sion for "The Twilight
For the first time in Texas Hold
'Em 4444 Fun history on Pensacola
Beach, the poker commissioners
have declared a tie in the Player of
the Month race.
"There will be no play-off or
high card draw to determine the
winner," said Waldo Defindorfin,
Beach poker commissioner. "We
have two fine players who have
earned the honors."
So, Justin Scher accepted the
Player of the Month title and will
share it with Eric Weatherford. The
poker players each earned two first
place finishes matched with two
second places during tourney play
Poker hopefuls packed into the
Sandshaker Lounge on the last day
of May to challenge top players
for a chance at the title. The doc-
tor was making house calls at the
Shaker. Dr. Glenn Burleson made
a late charge at the chips to claim
the win over top notch player Justin
Scher. Poker diva Billie Urquhart
Scher made his way back to
the top spot during action at the
Sandshaker on June 7. In a show-
down that lasted over forty min-
utes, Steve Dodson battled Scher,
but could not hold on to his chips.
Some may argue that it is ill-
advised to play against a wiley, old
dude who bears the same name as
the game, and they would be cor-
rect. At Paddy O'Leary's on June
3 beach pioneer Tex Atkinson sys-
tematically made his way through
the challengers at the final table
before taking all the chips. His
grandson, Michael David Atkinson
was part of the action, but could not
keep up with Tex. It was officially
family night at Texas Hold 'Em
4444 Fun, since the Lentini fam-
ily was in town. Bob Lentini was
the runner up at the tourney. His
son Todd is a regular at the Beach
Lady luck made her presence
known on June 5 at Paddy's. She
made the cards fall just right for
Billie Urquhart who outlasted Phil
Tracy in the final.
Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
games are open to anyone 21 years
or older with a basic knowledge of
the game. Locals and visitors are
welcome to play the hottest game
on the beach. For more informa-
tion, call the poker hotline at 850-
Poker Commissioners Declare Tie For Title
Scher and Weatherford Share Honor
Monday: Sandshaker, 7 PM
Thursday: Paddy O'Leary's,7PM
Saturday: Paddy O'Leary's, 3PM
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June 15, 2010
SArea Anglers Score Big In Pomp Tourney
It's hard for me to write about
the fishing in these troubled times
with our life's blood in such danger
of becoming a thing of the past.
Reports of King Mac's in the
Gulf are coming in right now from
area fisherpersons like Ted Gorder
and Justin Scher. These guys pad-
dle little plastic canoes, or what-
ever they call them, out into the
surf and go at fish bigger than their
whole rig. I have to take my wig
off to these brave souls. I know
what's out there and man you've
got to have some nerve to Shark
fish from a plastic bobber.
Specks and Redfish are still
filling the tables and a few nice
Flatfish have been caught in the
I still have not seen a Spanish
around the Bob Sikes Bridge. May-
be they know something we don't.
Remember to send your pics to the
Island Times, check a copy for the
info and best of luck to everyone.
As of press time, the Shallow
Water Inshore Slam is still set for
June 26. Weigh-in will be at Floun-
der's. Big cash prizes to the boat
that weighs in the heaviest three
fish total one Redfish, Flounder
and Speckled Trout. Of course,
there are prizes in each of those
categories individually, with sepa-
rate divisions for Lady Anglers and
Scales open at Flounder's
Beach at 2 p.m. and close at 8 p.m.
with the awards following the last
This tourney is fun to fish
and see all your friends' fish at
the weigh-in. The always popular
Pensacola King Mackerel and Co-
bia Tourney, which is the offshore
competition, has been cancelled
due to the oil spill. Come out and
support the fishin' folks at Floun-
der's. More info can be found at
Say a prayer for the waterways
and the wildlife and do yourself a
favor and go fishin!
Rare Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle
Arrives On Pensacola Beach
It's turtle nesting season on
Pensacola Beach. Reports from
Melanie Waite and DJ Zemenick,
who volunteer to patrol the beach
and alert officials when the turtles
come ashore to nest, are starting
to roll in. The first nesting turtle, a
rare Kemps Ridley, arrived on the
Island June 4.
"A Kemps nested at Fort
Pickens around 12:30 or so today,"
said Waite. "Between oil survey-
ors, clean up crews, all-terrain
vehicles, helicopters, news people
and the most visitors yet this year,
she chose a location near the three
ponds. She did fine and re-entered
the Gulf A-OK."
The second nest, discovered
on June 7 was created by a Log-
Female turtles return every
three to four years to the same
stretch of beach where they were
born to create a nest for their eggs.
The sea turtle nesting season
continues through October 31.
Residents are reminded to turn
off unneeded lights and use turtle
friendly bulbs and fixtures. Arti-
ficial light may disorient nesting
turtles or may deter them alto-
gether. Gulf bound hatchlings are
easily disoriented by man made
If you see any sea turtles
crawling onto the beach or locate
an unmarked nest, please alert the
Gulf Islands National Seashore at
Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle
awarded $2,925 in prizes to area
anglers who weighed in a total of
201 pounds of Pompano during
the months-long tournament. The
final fish were tallied on May 31
with Peter Tran's 5.68 pound catch
topping the leader board. Sixty fish
were weighed in.
The results follow:
1. Peter Tran 5.68
2. Tim Masseo 5.51
3. Mike Crowder 4.73
4. Gerald Thomas 4.72
5. Chris Neal 4.71
6. Tony Pham 4.69
7. Omar Breiz 4.54
8. Mike Bondo 4.46
9. Loy Morgan 4.36
10. Ben Claud 4.11
Lady Angler Theresa Horton
won in her category with a 4.35
pound fish. Junior Angler Devin
Lowell took the top prize with
a 4.06 Pompano. Danny Smith
pulled a 4.31 Pompano to win the
Pier Angler division.
The Inshore Slam is open now
through August 31 to anglers fish-
ing for Redfish, Specs and Floun-
der. For more information and to
register, go to www.gbtackle.com.
Entry fee is $20.
If you own a business that will suffer a loss of
profits or earning capacity due to the BP oil spill,
you may have legal recourse.
Before you settle a potential claim with BP,
please be sure to consult with a lawyer.
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