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Publication Date: September 26, 2007
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Texas Hold 'Em Organizer Hoping For Full House At Charity Tournament

Poker players will put all
their hearts (spades, clubs and
diamonds, too) into their game
when they compete in the Texas
Hold'Em 4444 Fun Celebration
for Education at the Paradise Bar
and Grill on Friday, October 5.
They will be wearing their best
poker faces as they compete in
the eventwhich is a fundraiser for
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School. The tournament is spon-
sored by Texas Hold 'Em 4444
Fun and Island Times Play be-
gins at 7 p.m
Cash prizes are not allowed,
so competitors will vie for mer-
chandise prizes, hugs and brag-
ging rights.
"We would like everyone to
support this event," Rick
Uzdevenes, organizer said. "We
will have a poker class prior to
the starting of the games, so ev-
eryone can compete in the tour-

The poker class which will
begin at 6:30 p.m will give you
the basic skills, rules, and which
hands are winners You will learn
how the betting is done and you
will even get some tips on eti-
quette You will learn when to
hold 'em and when to fold 'em.
And you will do all this with a
straight face. There is no charge
for the class, but a donation for
the school is appreciated
"We willwelcome new play-
ers and novices," Rick said "Our
goal is to raise money for the
school and have a lot of fun in
the process."
The suggested donation is
$10 with all proceeds going to the
school Also, you will have the
option of buying additional chips
until 8 p.m.
"It's going to be a great
evening," Shelley Johnson,

Owners Show Why Life's A Vette
Morethan100Corvettes,vmin- sponsor a drag strip with races
tage 1950 to new 2007 models, from 11 a.m.until 1pm Kidswill
will be on display by their owners race five inch, battery-operated
at the annual "Life'sA Vette atthe race car replicas down a twenty-
Beach" show at foot drag strip.
Casino Beach on Racers receive
Saturday, Sep-. I, prizes and there
member 29. The l l is no charge to
show, which 11il enter
takesplaceunder ,a* The area
the Beach Ball, will also include
will begin with a special car
registration from show where chil-
8 to 10 a.m The dren can bring
show will be I theirfavoritetoy
from 10a.m. to4 ) ( ] car Cars in this
pm withtrophy show may be
presentationsat3 a A any make,
pm model, or size.
Registration No restrictions
fee is $20. The andno chargeto
proceeds go to Beachresidentand Corvetteowner enter Children
Pensacola Cov- Rick Gordon is the Life's A Vette who enter their
enant Hospice show organizer, cars will receive
The show, pre- dash plaques.
sented by the Miracle Strip Cor- The show is open to the pub-
vette Club, is sponsored by Pete lic at no cost
Moore Chevrolet Beach resident Rick Gordon
New this year will be a spe- is the organizer of the show. For
cial section set aside for children's more information, contact Rick at
participation. Island Times will 850-492-7874.

Published every other Wednesday
Post Office Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
850-916-5258 850-932-4090 fax
No portion of this pubcation may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher

Island Times publisher, said. stars Tommy Chavis and Tex
"Where else can you play poker Atkmson provide ongoing chal-
at outside, waterfront tables?" lenges to all the females as well
Poker has not only become as the dozens of other players
one of the Beach's hottest sports, who participate in the weekly
but it has swept the nation in games
popularity Rick reports a large Spectators are always wel-
number of women play at the come, butnokibitzingisallowed
Beachtables, andwin their share "It is important that the
of the games on a regular basis, whole community support the
The girls to beat are Anne Vinson Beach School,"Rick said. "I want
and Michelle Bourgeois Poker to do my part in providing fun,

Wrecks Begin Mystical Mardi

The Krewe of Wrecks will
hit the ground running at the
Sandshaker Lounge on October
15 and won't stop until the fi-
nal ceremonies of the Krewe of
Coma on Mardi Gras night,
February 5.
Jeff Goudey, who calls
himself the "Running Around
Wreck," has announced the
names of the committee mem-
bers who will direct the myriad
of events on the Wrecks sched-
ule Melanie Waite is the trea-
surer Philip Simoneaux and
Sandy Johnston are members of
the Executive Board

"Mardi Gras is early this
year," Jeff said "Butthat's okay
because all the fun starts
The Krewe of Wrecks pa-
rade which attracts record
crowds year after year has now
achieved national recognition
with the Southeast Tourism
Society naming the parade one
of the Top Twenty events in
February 2008 The parade will
roll on Sunday, February 3 at 2
p.m. The entry fee for the floats
will be $200 and the number of
floats accepted is limited
"Krewes who want to en-
ter the Wrecks parade should

Southeast Tourism Soclety
3400 Peachtree Road NE Sui 5

competitive poker events. It's
about the kids and the cards. We
all come out winners."
"We want to extend a special
invitation to parents and teachers
to come out and enjoy this tour-
nament," Shelley said. "We want
to assure them that everyone in
this community backs the
For more information, call

Gras Journey
get their entries in early," Jeff
Information on entering the
parade can be obtained from
Sandy Johnston at the Visitor's
Information Center, 850-932-
Membership in the Krewe of
Wrecks is now open and yearly
dues are $20 per person. Old and
newmembersmay pay their dues
at the first meeting The Wrecks
have released dates and places for
their twelve Monday nightmeet-
ings. (See the schedule on this
As they say in New Orleans,
"See you there, dahlin'."

Atlanta, GA30326

August 21, 2007

Congratulations The Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade
has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society's
Top 20 Events for the month of February 2008.
The Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Events publication
receives extensive exposure in print media, web, and television
and radio in the U.S and Canada. Over 800 newspapers, maga-
zines, radio and television stations, AAA's and others receive the
Top 20 listings. The Atlanta Joumal-Constitution prints the Top
20 Events as a regular quarterly feature of its travel section, and
the Top 20 Events has recently been featured on the New Or-
leans-based radio show, "Travel Talk Radio," just to name a few
The Top 20 Events are also listed on the Southeast Tourism So-
ciety web site www southeastourism org and on our consumer
website www.escapetothesoutheast com The Top 20 Events
pages are consistently among the most visited pages on the STS
William Hardman
President & CEO


OCT 15 Sandshaker NOV 12 The Islander DEC 10 Olive Drop
OCT 22 PegLeg's NOV 19 The Break DEC 17 Flounder's
OCT 29 Sabine Sand Bar NOV 26 Paradise Bar JAN 7 Sideline's
NOV 5 Paddy O'Leary's DEC 3 The Dock JAN 14 Elk's Lodge
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Island Times

September 26. 2007



Barefoot on the Beach

1 don't think I ever had an
imaginary friend. If I did, it's
been so long ago that the friend
would have vanished by now.
But, I do remember the imagi
nary friends which entered two
of my children's lives. These
creatures of their imagination
were so real that even I some
times believed in them. They, of
course, saw them, talked to
them, nurtured them, even fed
them real food.
Candy's friend was tiny, wet,
and wiggly. When she was about
five-years-old, she told me she
had a new friend. I assumed it was
someone from kindergarten. I was
"He's my raindrop," she
said. "His name is Robert Rain
She held out her hand to
show me that he was sitting on
her palm. I looked, but did not
see anything.
"Where did you meet him?"
I asked.
"I got him off my window
sill," she said.
And, she and Robert Rain
drop went off to play. After a
while, she came and told me Rob
ert was hungry.
"What does he like to eat?"
I asked.
"Same as me. Bread and
mustard sandwiches," Candy an-
I made two sandwiches, took
them on two plates to the dining
room, and they quickly disap-
peared. Robert had a good appe

As time went on, Candy told
me about Robert's elaborate ward
robe. It seems he had raingear in
every color of the rainbow.
"Robert's wearing his red
raincoat today," she told me on
one occasion. "I got him some red
socks, too."
Another time, she dressed
him in a sou'wester, rain coat, and
boots, all purple. She didn't men
tion socks. I'm sure they were
purple, too.
I didn't know if I should call
a psychiatrist, get some kind of
school counseling, or should I
just let Robert Raindrop become
a permanent member of the fam-
ily? I quizzed some of my friends
who admitted that their children
had imaginary companions. One
told me she had a tea party ev
eryday for not one, but several of
her little girl's companions. She
said not to worry. The friend
would move out in time. Which
he did. After a few months, Candy
never mentioned Robert Rain-
drop again. Poof, just like that, he
My youngest daughter, Liz,
created a complete imaginary sce
nario. She had three imaginary
friends, Mrs. National, Heckell
and Hayride. She spent what I
thought was way too much time
with them, but her sisters thought
the whole charade was so cute.
Liz was five-years-old, and she
played with Hayride and Heckell.
Mrs. National just went with us
to do the grocery shopping.
One night she came down
the stairs and announced that she

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was going to go live with Mrs.
National, Heckell, and Hayride.
She packed her little bag and was
ready to go.
"I thought they lived here," I
said, trying to divert her.
"No. They have their own
house. It's on our street, I want to
go there."
So, we all piled in to the car
and asked her the house number.
She said she didn't remember, but
she would know the house when
she saw it.
We were nearing the end of
Driftwood Boulevard when she
pointed her finger at a house with
a porch light burning. "That's it,"
she said,
We stopped and she got out
of the car. She picked up her little
bag, and started up the walk. I got

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at 5 p.m. The Ladies of the Elks
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performances by the Northwest
Ohana hula dancers. The menu
includes island favorites such as

By Jane Waters Cooper

out of the car, just in case some-
one might grab her, especially three
imaginary someones. She
knocked on the door. There was
no answer.
She hesitated momentarily,
then picked up her bag and re
turned to the car. "They're not
here," she said. "They moved to
California. I guess I'll go home
From that moment on, we
never heard another word about
the imaginary friends. Her sisters
actually missed her stories about
them, but when they inquired she
would tell them they had moved
to California. And that was all she
would say,
Years later Liz moved to Cali-
fornia to be with her Marine Corps
husband. She laughingly said she

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looked for her friends, but never
found them. Fortunately, we had
all pretty much forgotten about
them by then.
As for Robert Raindrop, he
took his designer wardrobe and
went back to his millions of sib
lings and cousins.
I wish I could have known
what kind of conversations my
daughters carried on with these
friends. On the other hand, maybe
I wouldn't want to know.
All I can say about imagi-
nary friends is that they are real,
at least to the child who knew
them. They move outjust as rap
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they are harmless, lovable, loyal,
and full of fun.
Everybody should have
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Island Times


P AG 4 sl T ime Setm e 2- 2007-- - - -

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Hold your cards close to
your vest. Tex Atkinson is back
in town, and will soon resume
his winning ways at the poker
tables on Pensacola Beach. Tex
has been visiting son, Greg, in
Dan and Jane McGrath
have returned to the Beach af
ter spending three months in
their former home state of
Michigan. Breakfast at the Ca
bana Club was their first offi
cial beach outing. Jane is the
new president of the Beach
Woman's Club.
Mystic Krewe of Nereids
members Charlotte Spencer,
Karen Alexander and Deb Fried
man were spotted in a corner of
the Paradise Grill last week.
Could it be that they are hatch
ing secret Mardi Gras plans al
Chrissy and Mike Cook
have been on a whirlwind tour
since Labor Day. They went
scalloping at Port St. Joe, then
off to Atlanta to visit family and
finally to Texas to see their chil
dren and grandchildren.
When Pandora de
Balthazar's granddaughter
Cailyn Cooke does something
so important as celebrate her
third birthday, Pandora goes all

out. Cailyn's parents, Robert
and Megan, joined Pandora on
a cruise to the islands to honor
the birthday girl.
Brad Donahue admits that
he runs for fun. He has retired
from racing but did complete a
5K in Gulf Breeze two weeks
ago. He even offered to pay his
running buddies' entry fees to
get themtojoin in. He had a few
Charlie Thompson cel
ebrated his birthday on August
31, but we mistakenly said he
was a Leo. Our Beachside as
trologer, Lila Cox, says Charlie
is actually a Virgo. Now, isn't it
just like an Aquarius to point
that out!
Jesiah Fitzgerald plans to

celebrate his birthday on Sat
urday at Tiki Island playing
golf and games. Jesiah is a first
grader at the Beach School and
grandson of Island Times cook
ing columnist Kathi Lewis.
Longtime Beach resident
Chris Shearman should be in
ducted into the Good Guy Hall of
Fame. When the Kaboom fire
works needed a little extra help,
Chris asked Alcon Construction
to support the event. When the
Santa Rosa Kids House needed
big hearts and heavy equipment,
Chris and Alcon offered both.
The construction has begun.
Barbara andAlan Lanton sat
ten rows from first base at the
Cub's game in Chicago last
Wednesday. Barbara waved to ev
eryone from her seat during the
televised game.

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Will wonders never cease?
The Trivia Master discovered
there were two fish hatcheries on
Pensacola Beach in answer to the
question, "There was once a fish
hatchery on Pensacola Beach.
Where was it located?" Jeff
Goudey was the first to e-mail the
answer the Trivia Master was
seeking, Range Point, so he'll get
a t-shirt. Sandi Johnson was run
ner-up with the same answer. End
of story.
Nope. Not so fast. Here
comes Loretta Browder in third
place with the following answer,
"At the EPA on Little Sabine Is
land." We checked this out with
Dr. Ray Wilhour of the EPA and
he said, "Yes, we have in the past
hatched fish for research pur
poses." So, there were two fish
hatcheries on the Beach. We stand
corrected, and will send a t-shirt
to Loretta. Incidentally, the ques
tion hatched a boatload of an

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor,
On behalf of the Fritz and
Friends Fish Fry, I would like to
thank all the Fish and Hush
Puppy cookers, servers, down
toupstairs runners, bartenders,
raffle ticket sellers, Blood Mobile
personnel, and side dish and des
sert chefs. Special thanks to all
the people who donated fish to
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swers, all correct and about di
vided in half between Range Point
and the EPA. Leroy Cardenas'
answer included both locations.
So, no trivia players liked our
street question while all trivia
players liked the fish hatchery
topic. How about some football?
"What was the name of the pro
fessional quarterback coach, now
deceased, who lived on
Pensacola Beach for many years?
He was the head coach of the San
Francisco 49'ers for one year, and
later coached in the European
league." This question has only
one correct answer and the first
person to email it to Island Times
wins a tshirt.
Rules are the same. Send
your trivia answer to
islandtimes@bellsouth.net with
"trivia" in the subject line. The
deadline to respond is 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, October 3. Good luck
and thanks for playing.


Island Times

September 26, 2007

Tourist Council Announces Names of Funding Recipients

The Tourist Development
Council announced the names of
this year's recipients of funds,
generated by the Bed Tax in
Escambia County at their Septem-
ber 11 meeting. The major fund
ing went to the Pensacola Civic
Center, a totalof$2,164,964. Oth
ers who received money were the
Arts Council of Northwest
Florida, $60,000; Perdido Key
Charmberof Commerce, $113,000;
Pensacola Sports Association,
$229,536; and the Pensacola
Visitor's Information Center,
New member of the Council
from Pensacola Beach, Nan
Harper, told the Council, "We are
operating like a seagull with a
wounded wing after the storm.
Our entire island will be involved
in this year's Christmas promo
tion. Residents, tourists, and busi
nesses will benefit. Please keep
that in mind should there be any
funding available."
The Pensacola Beach Cham
ber of Commerce and the Santa
Rosa Island Authority's Public
Safety Department had both ap
plied for funding. The Chamber
had requested $20,000 for its Sea
son Your Holidays with Island

Spirit promotion and the SRIA
has asked for help in replacing
the antiquated lifeguard towers.
The funding requested for the
new towerswas $79,000 per tower.
Neither request was honored, al
though the Beach generates a
significant amount of Bed Tax
dollars which is used in TDC
funding. Last year the amount
was $1.4 million.

Members in addition to Nan
are Denis McKinnon, Jr, chair
man, Mike DeSorbo, Wanda
Cross, Nash Patel, Commissioner
Mike Whitehead, Nancy Halford,
P.C. Wu, and Andrew Rothfeder,
Portofino developer on
Pensacola Beach.
The next meeting of the TD C
will be December 4 on the second
floor of 211 S. Palafox St.

September 26, 2007


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September 26, 2007

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Fall is falling (somewhere)
and I am excited about some
cooler weather. You know, even
when it's miserably hot, there are
still some people who appreciate
that! Take my friends, Ted and
Rita Love-Perry. They own and
operate an air conditioning busi
ness and Rita was extremely
pleased for the heat this summer.
She says, "If we're gonna eat in
the winter, it's got to get hot in
the summer!"
Well spoken, Rita, and
thanks for the wonderful summer
vegetables you brought me for
my birthday. They are delicious
and that's the only way I ever get
them that fresh; when someone
else does the work and brings the
finished product to me.
I love lazy days in paradise.
Speaking of fall, that means par-
ties, parties, and more parties. I'm
going to be bringing you some of
my favorite party appetizers and
main dishes, Get your scissors
ready ...
But first, I'd like to share the
Top Ten of my greatest and most
wonderful summer festivities:
10. Deanna's Baby Shower:
First time I've experienced a "half
time" during gift opening! And
what a lovely and excited Mother
to-Be, along with Grandmother-
to Be, Glamorous Deb.
9. Martinis at the Elk's
where one man wanted to bottle
Paulette's laugh and sell it! (Also
referring to Ted Pence as Ted
Spence, which sounds awfully
close when martinis are involved.)
8. Biloxi Birthday trip with
the girls until 4:00 am!
7. Red, White & Blues
Week: that includes watching
KABOOM fireworks and the
BlueAngels from our deck! Also
includes the Watermelon Suck-
Off atTommy and Wendy Grice's
6. Liz Hewson's yearly
visithome. Can't wait 'tilnextyear.
5. "60-Year-Olds Birthday
Bash" That was a major amount
of fun, even though we got a
glimpse of the future. Hey, if we
can still play as hard as those
people, we will be in great shape
for our age!
4. Sunset at the Lodge,
when we discovered where the
"Elk Antlers" had gone !
3. Mystic Krewe of

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1# bulk hot pork sausage Fish Fry hosted at the Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge, Saturday,
6 green onions, chopped September 8 are Jeff Goudey, left, and Beach American Legion Post
1 tbsp. butter Commander Chuck L'Oignon.
Y2 Cup chopped canned (or
fresh) mushrooms Maria's Pres. Seafood Market
i Cup thinly sliced stuffed
green olives Take a little bit of the Gulf Coasthome!
Stsp. salt Fresh from the boats daily
A tsp. pepper
Ssp. peppurpe fur We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere.
Cup all-purpose flour
2 Cups heavy whipping cream RED SNAPPER & TRIGGERFISH
1 Cup (4 oz.) shredded Swiss GROUPER & FLOUNDER

On a lightly floured surface,
roll pastry to 1/8 inch thickness,
then cut with a 2-1/2 in. round
cookie cutter. Press onto the bot
tom and up the sides of greased
miniature muffin cups. Bake at
400 degrees for 6-8 minutes until
lightly browned. Remove from
pans and cool on racks.
In skillet, brown sausage;
drain well and set aside, Using
same skillet, saute onions and
mushrooms in butter until tender.
Add sliced olives, salt and pep-
per, sprinkle with flour. Add
cream; bring to a boil, stirring con-
stantly. Stir in sausage. Reduce
heat and simmer until thickened
(5-10 minutes), stirring constantly.
Spoon into pastry cup and top
with cheese. Place onto
ungreased baking sheet and bake
at 350 degrees 10 minutes or until
cheese is melted.
You may garnish with
chopped olives.
(If you're not fond of sau-
sage, these can be made with
ground beef for tasty miniature
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Enjoy, share with a friend, get
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well known artist from Zayuly Art. He will demonstrate
the art of Pottey making.

Sunday, Oct 14 feature arti: Carol Loethan,
jewelry artist. She will custom make your own piece of
jewelry while you watch.

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Many visitors swim, bike
and stroll while on Pensacola
Beach. Others take it to a whole
different level. Professional
athletes and weekend warriors
will be on Pensacola Beach, Sat
urday, October 6 for the 2007
Santa Rosa Island Triathlon.
The event will start with a 500
meter swim in the Gulf of Mexico
beginning at 7:30 a.m. The race
continues with a 20 mile bike
ride and 5K run.
Since its inception in 1996,
the SRI-Tri has been a favorite
among triathletes. The course
has changed over the years to
accommodate increasing par
ticipation, but the basic idea has
not -to host a challenging race
on beautiful Santa Rosa Island.
Former race director Ann
Knight recalls the historic year.
"Remember how cold it was for
the start and how shallow the
water in Santa Rosa Sound was!
The packet pick-up was in the
Santa Rosa Island Authority
building and the swim went
around the pier and finished be
tween Circle K and Flounder's.

The transition area with no bar
ricades was in the parking lot at
Circle K and the bikers headed
west into the Gulf Islands Na
tional Seashore almost to Ft.
Pickens and back. The run was
in the neighborhood on the
sound side of the Island and the
party was at Flounder's beach
side! What fun we had."
This year's event kicks off
at the Hampton Inn with a Fri
day fitness expo from 10 a.m. to
7 p.m. Competitors can register
and pick up race packets all day
Friday and up until 7 a.m. on
race day.
Registration fees are $85 for
individuals and $135 for relay
teams until October 3. Registra
tion fees escalate $15 after that
A post race awards party will
be hosted by The Dock on
Pensacola Beach. Elite racers
can earn up to $1000 for a win
ning time. Age group and over
all awards will also be given to
individuals and relay teams.
For more information, visit

Shirley Hart is a member of the
Purple Chicks Red Hat Society.
The Purple Chicks made a $200
donation to The Zoo last Friday
and are challenging all other
chapters to do the same. There
are approximately 200 chapters
between Ft. Walton and Mobile.
Shirley says, "We are party ani
mals and want to help The Zoo!"
Park Ranger Beckie Mims is
leading a Full MoonWalk tonight,
September 26, at 6:30 p.m. Walk
ers should meet at the gate to Ft.
Pickens and be prepared to jour
ney one half mile to the beach.
Bring a blanket ortowel on which
to sit. For more information call
Each Shaker Queen is given a
custom crafted gold necklace do
nated by Jewelers Trade Shop in
Pensacola. Complete with dia
monds and the Shaker Lounge liz
ard, it's fit for a queen.
Furry friends will run, scam-
per and trot to the Humane

Society's Barktoberfestin Seville
Square, Saturday, October 6 from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For crafty, clever
pet owners there is a Canine Cos
tume Contest. The event raises
awareness and monies for the no
kill shelter. Island times is Puppy
Level sponsor of this event.
Buck Lee and BobWest of the

Santa Rosa Island Authority
didn't get any help for their re
quest for lifeguard stand fund
ing from the Tourists Develop
ment Council. But they were
able to get $85,000 from the
fourth-cent sales tax. So, they
are on their way to replacing
some of the antiquated stands
now in use.

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. Friends Say Goodbye to Former Mardi Gras Queen

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By Dr. Chuck Randle
Pastor, Pensacola Beach Community Church

I have discovered that it's
never too late to express appre
ciation to someone for their kind-
ness, generosity, friendship, or
for a myriad of other acts of car-
ing. That was brought home again
when I read about a former presi-
dent of New York University who
told of remembering a high school
teacher who had introduced him
to English Literature and laid the
foundation for his academic life.
He wrote her a thank you note
and was totally surprised when
he received this letter in return:
"Dear Willie:
I can't tell you how much
your note meant to me. I am in
my eighties, and living alone in
a small room, cooking my own
meals, lonely and like the last
leafoffall lingering behind. You
will be interested to know I
taught school fifty years and
yours is the first note of appre-

ciation lever received. It came
on a cold, blue morning and it
cheered me as nothing has for
At the end of the day I look
back and realize many things left
undone, and one that is so very
important often gets neglected
writing little notes of appreciation
to people who have made me
more aware of the blessings I re-
ceive through their friendship and
love. I know there are those who
make a special effort to accom-
plish goals which impact their
lives and, in turn, impact mine, as
well as others. I can't name them
all, but as I close the day I will
give thanks to God for the cross-
ings of our lives, and make a com-
mitment to work more diligently
in sharing my appreciation. I be-
lieve it is true, as Teilhard de
Chardin said, "The way we treat
others is the way we treat God."

Marines Are Looking For A Few

Volleyball Players At Toys For Tots
The United States Marine enter in the following age cat- month
Corps will take a load off egories: 1418 (high school), 19- utes to
Santa's pack, as usual, this 25 (college) and 25 and over the fut
year with their Toys for Tots (adult). Each team must field at TI
drive which starts on least two female players, nation
Pensacola Beach October 6. First, second, and third toys a
The Marines will run two placevolleyball champions will on Oc
events simultaneously at Tiki be recognized, will no
Island Golf and Games, start- T. i I "i : ........... .11 petitio
ing with a Putt Putt Golf Tour be op 1II !1 .1.. It. .11 nate to
nament along with a beach be live music. There will be a
volleyball competition, raffle for the drawing of lucky
The Putt Putt Tournament numbers for door prizes
will start at 9 a.m. and will have throughout the day.
the following categories: 5-8, 9- The Marines collect new,
12, 13-17 and 18 and over. The unwrapped toys during Octo-
entry fee is $4 for kids under 18 ber, November, and December to
and $6 for adults. If entrants distribute as Christmas gifts to
bring a toy for the collection, needy children.
the entry fee is cut in half. The toys are given to chil-
Putt Putt trophies will be dren in the community where
awarded to the best score of the they have been collected.
day in all age groups except the Nationwide, the objectives
18 and over adult categories, of the Toys for Tots campaign
The Volleyball Competition are to help needy children ex-
will be staged on the Beach be- perience thejoys of Christmas,
hind Tiki Island. Check-in for to play an active roll in the de-
the tournament will be at 9 a.m. velopment of one of the
with a captain's meeting at 9:30 nation's most valuable re-
a.m. and the play will start at 10 sources, our children. It unites
a.m. Teams of not more than six all members of local communi-
individuals will be eligible to ties in a common cause for three

Lil Kamphuis was a great egantly as their queen in 1994.
American. Lil, who passed away She missed only one Queen's
at her beloved home in San Souci Dinner in the last thirteen years,
on the Beach Sat- and when asked to
urday, September speak at the 2007
8, was a member of party, she said, "I am
the Women's Army - so glad to be here to
Auxiliary Corps night."
serving in England Lil belonged to
and France during the Woman's Club
World War II. She and held most of the
later returned to offices including the
France as a mem- presidency. She was
ber of the Civil Ser- a founding member of
vice, and spent d the Optimists, and
two years working belonged to the Resi
in Tokyo. dents and Lease-
Lil not only holders Association,
joined a number of Lil Kamphuis at the 2007 the Women's Army
Beach organiza- Queen's Dinner. Corps Veterans Asso-
tions, she was an ciation and the
officer and participated actively American Legion. She always
in many of them. She was espe took part in the Veteran's Day
cially proud of her affiliation with parade and ceremonies on the
Pensacola's Toastmistress Inter- Beach. She also sought financial
national. She knew Robert's Rules
of Order by heart, and woe betide Pensacola Beach Community
any chairman who made a mis- United
take while Lil was sitting in the Churchof Christ
Lil was a super Wreck, join-
ing the Krewe of Wrecks soon All are welcome
after it formed, and reigning el- Sunday, 10 a.m.
Via de Luna & Avenida 18

rnnrl nlfprCq North corner

s each year and contrib-
better communities in
te Corps will accept do-
is of new, unwrapped
t Tiki Island beginning
tober 5 from those who
It be entered in the com
n, but would like to do-
the program.

support for the Women's Army
Corps memorial in Washington,
D.C. and attended the dedication.
But, it wasn't all just brains
with Lil. She had been an active
bowler from 1938 until 2005, and
had started a number of women's
bowling leagues.
Lil is survived by one
brother Jacob of Semmes, Ala-
bama. Also, her niece, Carol
Robison, of Gulf Breeze who
hosted a ninetieth birthday party
for Lil at the Beach Yacht Club in
A memorial service and re
ception were held at St. Francis
of Assisi Episcopal Church on
Thursday, September 13. Lil had
been a member of St. Francis for
33 years, and the family requests
that, in lieu of flowers, donations
be sent to St. Francis of Assisi
Scholarship Fund, 1 St. Francis
Drive, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561.

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up. Money was donated to a local literacy program.

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deputies, firefighters, lifeguards and park rangers at the Cabana
Club, Saturday, September 8. Joining Beach Optimist Secretary Bettie
Lee Sundstrom, left, are Tim and Margerite Burr from Gulf Breeze.
Margerite is the Optimists District Lt. Governor.

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A readmi the water
bars and will pick up cut bait, so der have started movin'. Giggin'
- -1---, if your walking' the beach bring season is on us and the flats are
Your rig. where you'll find them. Don't for
St Some nice Pompano have get your crab net!
'., ...' been caught in the surf the last It's beautiful out there, so do
couple of weeks and the Floun yourself a favor and go Fishin'.

Sit. Sip. Stay.

The weather is finally coolin'
down and the fishing' is pickin' up.
The Redfish are the target of
most inshore fisherman with large
schools hangin' around the shal
lows in the early morning' and late
afternoon. Look for the schools
of Mullet and the Reds are close
behind. TopWater plugs that
make some noise are a good
choice, if you don't want to mess
with live bait. Live Shrimp or LY's
alewivess) on a single hook rig
with a mono leader are good
choices in the grass if you do. Re
member, they like shallow water.
Keep them in the slot and be
Specks are all over the place
night and day. Find a dock light
and fish it at night. I've caught
some on every kind of bait I've
used lately.
The grass beds on the north
shore of Santa Rosa Sound are
loaded up with fish.
If you don't have a boat,just
go to the Gulf Islands National
Seashore Live Oaks area east of
Gulf Breeze and wade out and
catch your dinner. This is one
great area to fish and there's no
one around most of the time.
Bring your bait net. You hardly
have to get wet. They're right on
the shoreline.
The Reds like to lay in holes
or channel drops and attack the
bait as it comes by so hang on.
The Gulf is cooling and the
Kings are heating up. Black Tip
Sharks are in close to the sand

September 6,
Santa Rosa Sound -
Trace Lewis shows
off a nice Black
Snapper that he
caught while fishing
aboard the 4FUN.
Saltwater Rick said
they were trying
their luck around the
Bob Sikes Bridge
when they snagged
this one.

Lady angler Cindy
Phenix hauled in this 30 inch
Redfish while fishing on the
fishing bridge in Santa Rosa
Sound last week. Appar-
ently, she has become
hooked on fishing just re-
cently, but wets a line every
chance she gets.

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September 7, Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier Kenneth, a local
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this nice King Mackerel. His fellow fishermen are keeping a close
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September 26, 2007

Winners Get Hot Hands

Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
weekly tourneys yielded winners
in non-stop action at three Beach
locations. The results are as fol
The Islander Lounge
Winner: PhilTracy
September 15
Winner: Trace Lewis
Runner-up: Larry Gers

Michelle Bourgeois and Bud
Waite know when to hold 'em at
the Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
weekly tournaments.

Paddy O'Leary's
Winner: Brian Choron
Runner-up: Michelle
September 16
Winner: Tommy Chavis
Runner-up: Trace Lewis
September 18
Winner: Miguel Thompson
Runner up: Brian Choron
Paradise Bar and Grill
September 12
Winner: Tommy Chavis
Runner-up: Anne Vinson
September 17
Winner: Anne Vinson
Runner up: Fran Cox
See these and other poker
stars at the October 5 Celebration
4444 Education at Paradise Bar
and Grill. Playbegins at 7 p.m. and
is open to any adult who has a
basic knowledge of the game. For
those who need it, a poker class
will be held at 6:30 on game night.
For more information call

Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge #497 sponsored a Blood Drive
Saturday, September 8. Twenty-three donors gave the gift of life
at the Bloodmobile from the Northwest Florida Blood Center.
Thanks to generous prize donations and ticket purchasers, the
raffle raised $100 for the Blood Center and $125 for the Elk's
Lodge Patio Construction Fund. Look for these ladies at the next
Beach Blood Drive Sunday, November 11. Front row (L to R): Blood
Drive organizers Darla Richardson and Debbie Copeland. Back
row (L to R) are: Bloodmobile staffers Patricia, Donna, Cassandra,
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Did you ever ask yourself as
you were driving in the core area
on Pensacola Beach, "Where did
all these people come from?" You
may be surprised to learn that
they come from all over every
According to an end of sum-
mer report issued by Sandy
Johnston, manager of the Visitor's
Information Center, more tourists
visit the Beach from Louisiana

than any other state. The rest of
the top ten are Texas, Alabama,
Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas,
Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and
Perhaps, even more surprise
ing are the numbers of people
who come to vacation on the
Beach from other countries with
Italy topping the list. Italy is fol-
lowed by Spain, France, Germany,
Canada, England, Serbia, Scot

land, Switzerland, and the Neth-
The volunteers at the VIC
see more than 3000 visitors per
month during the off season and
more than 5000 visitors per month
during the peak summer vacation
"These numbers are very
valuable in measuring the
Island's advertising campaigns,"
Johnston said.

Fourteen friends left Northwest Florida last month to sail to Mexico. The Cruise Chicks clad in
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Wauty d each
By Danah Gibson

Q: How do I to remove hair
A: There's nothing like col
oring your hair to make you feel
and look refreshed. A new hair
color can do wonders for your
confidence level or sometimes
it can spell disaster!
The color on the box at the
drug store might look really
pretty, but once you have used
it, the reactions might vary from
"Oh #&*@!" to throwing you
into a major depression. If you
fall into this category, here are
some suggestions on how to
remove hair color.
Okay, let's say the color
you have been dreaming about
and are attempting to do at
home went totally wrong. It may
be too bright, uneven, too dark
or not the shade you were ex
pecting. Blaming the product
company will not help, what
you need is damage control.
Hair color is not like paint
that can be easily removed with
paint remover. This is your hair!
You have to wear it everyday.
Your best bet is to go to a pro
fessional colorist. The only
way to actually remove color is
with a color removal product,



The Pensacola Beach Resi
dents and Leaseholders Associa
tion is looking for Beach members
of the organization to serve as the
2008 officers, according toTona
DeMers, president.
Nominations may be made
by callingTona at 850 932-2190.
The slate will be presented
at the Monday night meeting at
six p.m. on October 8. Nomina
tions will also be accepted from
the floorand the election will take
place that night.
Newofficers willassume their
duties in January.
Nominees must be members
in good standing of the PBRLA
as of August 1 to be eligible to
run. The October 8 meeting will
be at the Pensacola Beach Comn
munity Church.

otherwise known as bleach.
This is nothing to mess around
with at home, unless you're pre
pared for a super short hairdo a
la Brittany Spears. These prod
ucts should be used by the pros
What you can do at home
to rectify the situation is a color
cover-up. Depending on the
color you selected, you might
be able to cover with a shade or
two darker. Always call the
color manufacturer and seek
their advice. If you mix differ
ent tones you can end up with
a horribly flat, muddy color, or
something so bright that it
looks like the aliens are coming
in for a landing.
Mistakes do happen, but
learn from them and take care
not to let them happen again. A
professional colorist can usu
ally do something to help you.
Make the best of this situation
and get a flattering new cut.
Perhaps you should accessorize
heavily, get some groovy new
shoes, anything to draw atten
tion away from your not-so
lovely hair color.
Please remember to use
products that are safe, because
a head full of orange hair is bet
ter than no hair at all.
Here's to good health and
happy hair!

I usually write about the comr
fort you can gain by using top qual
ity bedding and accessories to
make your sleep and relaxation ar
eas comfy, and thejoy you gather
giving your body the great sleep it
needs. Time for a break. Let's go to
the Beach and use our eyes for
some comfort andjoy!
The Beach is so beautiful to
day It's simply delightful! Think
ing back to September 2004, it's
important to realizejust how far we
have come in our recovery, and
how our community's beauty is
beginning to shine like never be
If you haven't taken the time
for a drive, a walk, or a bike ride
around the Beach, grab a friend,
and do it now. Enjoy! Express
yourself! Laugh! Share! It will
truly make a difference in your life,
and in your enjoyment of our in
credible beaches and lovely
beachside community.
While you are doing this,
also take time to look into the eyes
of your companion, and those
who you love, or evenjust meet.
When you talk with them listen
with your eyes, as well as your
ears. See what they have to share
with you. The problems they have
may be ones you can solve. You
may havejoy to share and com
fort to give.
The joy you can share, and
the comfort you give from truly
knowing one's positive, honest

feelings will go with them forever.
It will be beautiful each time you
revisit that feeling. It isjust like
our beaches retaining their natu
ral beauty year after year, chang
ing with the ebbs and tides, yet
constantly delighting us with
their natural beauty.
In fact, here's an exercise to
try. When you speak to another
person, stop and look them in the
eyes while carrying on the con
versation. Do the same when they
respond or share with you.
The eyes of the person can
give you the opportunity to learn
so much more about that person
and perhaps about yourself. Try
it. It's amazing how much less
you have to say when you use
your eyes and how much more
satisfying the conversation is.
Feelings like joy, love, pain, de
light, fear, anger, and need are so
vivid in the eyes. Take time to

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look and listen.
Share the laughter you have,
and encourage everyone to en
joy the gifts our Island offers.
Each and every day we have
the opportunity to look and listen
to those around us. We can share
the joy we feel. We can lift each
otherup for a better and more beau
tiful day! Each of you can be as
beautiful as a Pensacola Beach
sunset. I can see it in your eyes.

Notary Public


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I can't help but love the last more marketing ploys than it al lio. Once the case is zipped and c rra~V-8 Powered
week in September thanks in part ready is. Still, I find myself chan stored underneath my bed, I head r o' Steam Clean
to Madison Avenue designating nel surfing sometimes and stop- out to the Commissary for filets Process
it "Advertising Week." Ihaveal- ping on commercials that catch my of flounder and king crab legs. LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.
,i ... i ,.i ... ... ..t attention like the ones for GEICO By theweekend, at least the spirit Carpet & Upholstery Ceane
S.., i .... i ....i,, insurance. I've long since stopped of Pensacola Beach will be alive Area and Oriental Rugs Tle & Grout
spreads to 60-second spots, watching the Super Bowl for the and wellin our garage bar Marble, Vinyl & Hadwood Ca Boats & RV interiors
Threi iT nothing better than a actualfoothall ame It'sallahout Yes Advertisin Week" Marble, Vinyl& Hardwood Cars, Boats& RV Interiors

great adjingle that stays with you
for life. Never mind if the product
works or it's a product you can
even use, it's all about the adver-
My earliest memories of ads
were from television, I still remem-
ber how the mom in the Windex
commercial had a toaster so

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Windex? Please, you are making
a very big assumption that I do
Iamnot sure ifthese qualify
for advertisements. Maybe they
might even have been the first
infomercials I grew up on School-
house Rock and the health and
nutrition commercials that aired
during Saturday morning car
toons onABC. I didn't really care
for the cartoons. I liked what was
being advertised. Afew years ago
I bought the entire CD set of
Schoolhouse Rock and used it in
my classroom when I taught. And
on more than one occasion my
son, Harry, has had to listen to
me sing, "I hanker for a hunk of, a
slab or slice or chunk of, a snack
that is a winner, yet won't spoil
my dinner, I hanker for a hunk of
As an adult, I watch very
little commercial television. I sub-
scribe to cable and have to re-
member "It's not TV It's HBO."
! I Ii r apremiumnotto
have my mind cluttered with any-

the commercials.
I do, however, read three
newspapers cover to cover: the
WallStreetJournal, the New York
Times (Sunday edition only) and
m', personal favorite, the Island
What the WSJ lacks in
great attention getting ads, it more
than makes up for in content. The
WSJ has come a long way from
being nothing but a publication
about finances and the economy.
As for the Sunday edition of
the New York Times let's just
say a girl can dream, can't she?
Half-way through the lead story
on the front page and while
searching for A16 to read how it
ends, I lose myself in the ads on
the pages in between. Next thing
I know, I see myself wearing a
Winston Solitaire and clutching a
Tod's tote while heading off to a
private showing of some
designer's fall collection at Lord
Taylor that I plan to pack in my
Louis Vuitton luggage while jet
ting off to some exotic location
serviced by British Airways.
The Island times, simply put,
is a reality check. I feel myself get
ting homesick missing my fam-
ily, friends and all the great fun I
had growing up on Pensacola
Beach. Once I've finished with
Flounder's and Crab's advertise-
ments, unlike the other newspa-
pers we subscribe to, the Island
Times doesn't get recycled, but
gets saved in my leather portfo-

may officially end on September
28, but thejingles, logos, slogans
and icons created from some of
the best in the business on Madi-
son Avenue will live on in my
brain forever To see which two
advertising slogans and icons
will be inducted into this year's
Madison Avenue Advertising
Walk of Fame, log onto http://
advertisingweek 07/index.html.
The winners are being an
nounced concurrently with the
Island Times'press time.
"The Few The Proud. The
Marines." _rt r -vote. So did "I
want my I! and "All The
News That's Fit To Print." and
"Good To The Last Drop." and
"Have it your way" and "We Try
Then there were the icons
the Maytag repairman, the
Coppertone girl, Snap, Crackle
and Pop, and the Travelocity
Roaming Gnome. And to think I
was only supposed to vote for
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Pensacola Beach Optimists President Joe Woodall, left presents
an appreciation of service award to the Beach Station 13. Escambia
County Battalion Chief Patrick Grace, center, accepts the award.
Beach Optimist Scott Neal coordinated the Appreciation Dinner held
at the Cabana Club, September 8.

September 26. 2007

Island Times


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Real Estate For Sale

PORTOFINO Beautiful,
Beachfront, 08 unit in Tower
One. Two bedroom with great
rental history. By owner
$625,000. 517-230-3172

Portofino Best 2 BR unit in
the complex. Unobstructed
views of the gulf, sound, and
westerly view of beach
$675K. Jeremy Johnson, Is-
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Pensacola Beach Townhome
3/2.5, just steps from the Gulf.
Great waterfront views from pa-
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makes this a great investment
property. $395,000. Call Den-
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FRONT: 3 bedroom townhome
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Paradise Bay. Three bed-
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Sailwind Drive. $195,000 Own-
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generously. Hardwood, tile, and
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steel appliances. The large
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utilities. Call for your personal
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Lols For Sale

2 Ocean View Dr.
Gulf & Sound Views
MLS# 328414 $549,000
Lot 16 Calle Marbella
Sound Front.
Gated Community.
MLS# 326210 $799,000
Lot 17 Calle Marbella
Sound Front.
Gated Community.
MLS# 326254 $799,000
Lot 23 Calle Marbella
Across from Sound.
Gated Community.
MLS# 326212 $449,000
213 Panferio Dr.
80 ft of Sound Frontage.
MLS# 310666 $650,000
1301 Panferio Dr.
116 ft of Sound Frontage.
MLS# 331987 $634,900
800 Via Deluna Dr.
Large Corner Lot
MLS# 295784 $495,000
1100 Panferio Dr.
Across from Sound.
Great Views
MLS# 316837 $439,000
1581 Bulevar Menor
Lowest priced Soundfront Lot!
MLS# 303140 $399,000
Lot 35 Ensenada Marbella
Direct Gulf Views
Santa Rosa Villas Estates
MLS# 278391 $599,000
Lot 27 Seashore Dr.
Sound Front in Seashore
Village. Community Dock
MLS# 315079 $749,000
1754 Ensenada Seis
Gulf Front in Pivate Cul-de-Sac 85
ft. of Gulf Frontage
MLS# 288030 $1,575,000

4 Soundside Dr. Lots
Sold individual or separate
MLS# 310300
131 Eufaula St.
Sound Front
MLS# 332892 $499,000
135 Eufaula St.
67 ft. on Canal
MLS# 332875 $399,000
Lot 1 Eventide Dr
MLS# 336112 $280,000

8052 Sleepy Bay Blvd.
Bay Front Lot 105 x 896
MLS# 296513 $225,000
9 Spinnaker Court
Soundside in Sailmaker Cove
MLS# 317530 $599,000
Call Conna O'Donovan
Re/Max on the Coast
The Beach Specialist
cell 850-232-4001

Lois For Sale

Lowest Priced waterfront lot
in Santa Rosa Shores. Only
$249,000. Call Jeremy
Johnson, Island Realty

Real Estate For Rent

ald Isle. Two bedroom, two bath
on Pensacola Beach. Daily,
weekly, monthly rental available.
Heated pool and jacuzzi. Call
Clark Allen at 850-324-2452

Roomate Wanted Tiger Point
area. Non-smoking. $400 mo.

Vehicles for Sale

Well equipped, very nice, 63K.
extra clean. $6900. 932-8929

SXT 2005 Stow and Go, DVD,
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