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Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert Divorce

Posted on: July 20th, 2015 by Chris

This time the rumors were true. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are divorced after 4 years of marriage.

TMZ was among the first to break the story and says Blake filed “a while ago” and a judge finalized the split today.

The couple released the following statement through the Associated Press:

“This is not the future we envisioned. And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”

TMZ also says the two signed a pre-nup before getting married, so the financial arrangements have been settled. Reportedly, he got the Oklahoma ranch, and she took the home in Nashville.

They have no kids, but had talked about possibly starting a family one day.

A source close to the couple says Blake has been working on new music since filing.

Source: Taste Of Country, TMZ

David Nail with Clare Dunn – Close Up – The Sandshaker – July 29

Posted on: July 20th, 2015 by brent

The next Cat Country Close Up is David Nail at the The Sandshaker on Pensacola Beach on Wednesday July 29th at 7pm.  David is bringing new comer Clare Dunn.  The show is free and 21+.

Listen for your chance to win VIP Meet and Greets.

16th Annual Cram the Van

Posted on: June 15th, 2015 by brent

Cram the Van, the school-district approved supply drive, kicks off on June 17 in Escambia County. Celebrating 16years of service, Cram the Van provides students with the tools necessary to succeed and reduces the stress on teachers who spend their own money to supplement materials in the classroom. By combining resources, our community can show a united effort as it supports our schools to ensure a brighter tomorrow.

    2015 Cram the Van School Supplies List

# 2 pencils
Backpacks (elementary, middle or high)
Composition notebooks (wide-ruled)
Crayola Crayons
Elmer’s Glue (bottle or glue sticks)
Fiskars Scissors (pointed or blunt)
Folders with pockets and prongs
Highlighters
Notebook paper (wide- or college-ruled)
Pens (black or blue)
Spiral notebooks (wide- or college-ruled)

 

Last year alone, our generous community distributed over $58,000 in supplies to 55 area schools across all grade levels. With sponsors including Sandy Sansing Dealerships, WEAR TV-3, My35 WFGX, Papa John’s Pizza, and United Way, this year’s drive promises to make a positive impact.

 

If you would like to be a part of Cram the Van this year, you can get involved in the following ways:

Drop off supplies:

Walmart – Mobile Highway

10am-7pm

WEAR ABC 3 will be live from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Walmart – Creighton Road

10am-7pm

Cat Country 98.7 and NewsRadio 1620 will be live from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Additionally, Santa Rosa County’s Cram-A-Thon takes place on July 23 at the following locations:

Walmart – Tiger Point

10am-7pm

WEAR ABC 3 will be live from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Walmart – Pace

10am-7pm

Cat Country 98.7 and NewsRadio 1620 will be live from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

 

GIVE- Businesses and organizations can host a collection drive or make a donation. For a list of drop-off sites that will accept school supplies, please visit our website at www.unitedwayescambia.org/cramthevan.

 

VOLUNTEER- Many exciting opportunities are available for individuals and groups to volunteer with Cram the Van, from participating in the annual Cram-A-Thon to helping distribute supplies to schools. You can find a complete list of volunteer opportunities on our website.

 

You may register your collection drive or sign up to volunteer by contacting Sarah Green, Educational Outreach Coordinator, at 850-434-3157 or cramthevan@unitedwayescambia.org.

 

Parents in Escambia County must enroll their child through his or her school in order to receive supplies. Dial 2-1-1 for Cram the Van contact information at your child’s school.

 

Gallery Night 2015

Posted on: June 13th, 2015 by brent

Stroll through the charming brick walkways of Downtown Pensacola to experience an eclectic array of music, art and cuisine. Explore galleries and businesses featuring the works of dozens of local artists. Soak up the sounds of local musicians and the aromas of local cuisine as the energy of the evening carries you from venue to venue. Gallery Night is a free event and many businesses provide light refreshments.

2015 Gallery Night Schedule 
January 16th
February 20st
March 20th
April 17th
May 22th
June 19th
July 17th
August 21st
September 18th
October 16th
November 20st
December 18th

 

 Like Gallery Night on Facebook!

Special thanks to our 5pm-9pm street closure sponsors, Stella Artois!

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Alabama – The Wharf – Sept. 6

Posted on: June 5th, 2015 by brent

ALABAMA

LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

SEPTEMBER 6TH – 8PM

DOORS OPEN AT 7PM

ALL SEATS RESERVED

$73.50 – $63.50 – $43.50 – $25.00

**PLUS APPLICABLE FEES & SERVICE CHARGES**

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH – 10AM!

ONLINE AT TICKETMASTER.COM,

THE WHARF BOX OFFICE

OR CHARGE BY PHONE 800.745.3000.

ALL DATES, ACTS & TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. A SERVICE CHARGE IS ADDED TO EACH TICKET.

$10,000 Draw-Down Winner Announced

Posted on: May 31st, 2015 by brent

You had a decision to make at 9, 11, 1, 3, and 5 every weekday… “Will I take $98 in Quick Cat Cash or go into the draw down for $10,000?”  On Sunday May 31 at Milton Chevrolet Joann Titus from Pensacola was the last Ping Pong Ball in the Hopper!!  

Plus, everyone who chose to go in for the drawdown had a chance to win a JD Haas Dream Trip to the CMA Music Fest in Nashville from MCA Nashville.  Chip Julian from Pensacola walked away from the draw-down with the trip to Nashville.

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Help the Daniel Palmer Home

Posted on: February 16th, 2015 by brent

Corporal Daniel Palmer is a lifelong resident of Milton, Florida in Santa Rosa County. He came home in 2012 severely injured. Daniel is married to Becky and they have two children, Cameron and Vanessa Faith. Daniel was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps.

Daniel enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 2008. He deployed to Marjah, Afghanistan in December 2009 as a member of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. On March 20, 2010 Daniel was wounded while patrolling in Marjah, Afghanistan. He stepped on an IED, improvised explosive device, causing the loss of his right foot and a portion of his lower leg. He is being treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other medical issues.

After Daniel’s injury, he was sent to a medical facility in Germany where he was treated for a week. From there he went to National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland for almost a month. Daniel was then transferred to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he received physical therapy treatment for about nine months.

After his treatment in Washington, Daniel was stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C. for two years. There he went through the military medical board process and was medically retired in August of 2012 with 90% disability.

Daniel and his family returned home on July 27, 2012, to a thunderous welcome-home celebration at Pensacola International Airport. Hundreds of well-wishers were in attendance. Gulf Coast Veterans In Need organized this homecoming and has worked since to support the Palmer Family’s transition to civilian life.

The Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial Foundation and the Gulf Coast Veterans in Need groups have been diligently working to build a new home for this local hero and his family. With a January groundbreaking in Chumuckla, Florida, it is expected that the home will be completed by summer 2015.

Additional help is needed. Blackie Black, Bagdad Construction, is the home builder who is generously donating his time and leadership for this project. For information on building material donations or volunteering, please call Blackie at (850) 572-8563.

For cash contributions to Gulf Coast Veterans in Need, you can donate on-line at http://gulfcoastveterans.org/donate/ or by mailing a check to: Gulf Coast Veterans in Need, Inc., Post Office Box 13245, Pensacola, Florida 32591.

The Donation List:

As of 2/25/15 at 3:17 PM
Name Donation
The Independence Fund, Inc. $25,000 grant
Coastal Bank & Trust – Karen Welch Bank Mortgage
Gulf Coast Veterans in Need $10,000 for lot
Alan Miller House Plans
Lonnie Joiner Lot Clearing
Southland Builders – Gordon Howell Fill Dirt
Santa Rosa County Building Permits
Bagdad Home Builders, Inc. Septic Tank Permit
Myricks Foundation LLC Concrete for Block
Swift Supply & Quality Masonry – split 1/2 Block for Foundation
Salter 3c’s Masonry Sand
Joey Palmer & Quality Masonry Block Labor
Florida Pest Control Soil Treatment
Robert Gonzalez Plumbing Plumbing Labor
Plumbing Material
USA Ready Mix & Gulf Breeze Rotary Club Concrete Material
Myricks Foundation LLC Concrete Labor
Pittman Lumber & Building Supply Framing Package
Doug Albert Construction, Bagdad Home Builders & Volunteers Framing Labor
Pro Build Trusses
Vernon Martin Truss Labor
Electrical Material
Electric Light Construction & Clary Electric Electrical Labor
Lunsford Heating & Air Heat & Air Material
Lunsford Heating & Air Heat & Air Labor
REW Materials Shingles
Abrams Group Construction Roof Labor
Mobile Lumber Windows
Mobile Lumber Doors
Navarre Lumber & Supply Interior Doors
Foamseal Insulation System, Inc. – Jimmy Burgess Insulation
www.honoringthesacrifice.org – Randy Beach – $5000 Sheetrock
www.honoringthesacrifice.org – Randy Beach – $5000 Sheetrock Labor
Navarre Lumber & Supply – checking w/vendors Trim Material
Bagdad Home Builders, Inc., Gulf Coast Cabinets & Volunteers Trim Labor
Sherwin Williams Paint
Bagdad Home Builders, Inc. & Volunteers Paint Labor
Legacy Building Supply Company Vinyl Siding Material
Advanced Siding Vinyl Siding Labor
W R Taylor Brick Brick
Joey Palmer Brick Labor
Carpet
Painter Plus – John Teach Carpet Labor
Tile
John Price Tile Labor
Custom Gutters of Northwest Florida – Randy Sellars Gutters
Custom Gutters of Northwest Florida – Randy Sellars Gutter Labor
Swort Home Solution Cabinets
Custom Wood Concepts of Northwest Florida, Inc. and Billy Swort Cabinet Labor
Randy Office Appliances
Quigley Electric Lights
Quigley Electric Ceiling Fans
Blinds
Door Knobs & Locks
Panhandle Glass Mirrors
Indoor Sprinkler System
Sod
Lowes Plants & Labor
Pinkard Garage Doors Garage Door
Septic Tank
Clyde’s Well Service – Mike Ward Water Well
Sheriff Wendell Hall, Claude Duvall & Volunteers Fish Fry
Oakland Ard Cash Donation
21st Century Marble & Granite, Inc. – William Jernigan, President Bathroom Material & Labor
Debbie Watson – 9050 West Hwy 98 #27 Pensacola, FL 32506 $100 Donation
Commander Michael Curry – 3577 Stratford Lane Pace, FL 32571 $50 Donation
Carol Lanthrip – 5411 Greenleaf Drive Pace, FL 32571 $50 Donation
Carter & Sons – David Carter Portable restrooms for remainder of job
Phyllis Clark Sewing Machine

Cat Country 98.7 Nominated for 7th ACM Station of the Year

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by brent

Cat Country 98.7 Nominated for ACM Station of the Year

 

Pensacola’s locally owned country radio station, Cat Country 98.7, has been nominated as Radio station of the Year in markets our size by the Academy of Country Music.   This is the 50th Annual Awards Show and this year the show is set for Sunday April 19, 2015 in Dallas, Texas and will be shown LIVE on CBS.  This will be Cat Country 98.7’s 7th nomination in the last 11 years and the station has previously won this award in 2006, 2009, and 2011.

 

Dave Hoxeng, station owner, said “Our team is passionate about our community and country music, this is a great honor!”

Best of the Bay 2014

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by brent

Congrats to our friends:


BEST PLACE TO BUY A DIAMOND


BEST FUNERAL HOME


BEST FORMAL WEAR


BEST DIVE SHOP

WAYS TO PREVENT MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES

Posted on: May 6th, 2014 by Chris

Due to flooding from heavy rains over the past several days, the Florida Department of Health would like to remind everyone of the importance of protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. The public should remain diligent in taking precautions to eliminate areas where mosquitoes may breed and reduce the possibility of being bitten by mosquitoes:


DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying.

- Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected.

- Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren’t being used.

- Empty and clean birdbaths and pets’ water bowls at least once or twice a week.

- Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.

- Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.

COVER skin with clothing or repellent.
CLOTHING – Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present.

REPELLENT – Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old.

Tips on Repellent Use
- Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent. Some repellents are not suitable for children.

- Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) are generally recommended. Other US Environmental Protection Agency-approved repellents contain Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label.

- Apply insect repellent to exposed skin, or onto clothing, but not under clothing.

- In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is age-appropriate.

- According to the CDC, mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of three years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than two months old.

- Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent first to their own hands and then transfer it to the child’s skin and clothing.

- If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing.

- Again, always follow the manufacturer’s directions.

- Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios.

To determine which repellent is right for you, consider using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s search tool for skin-applied repellent products here.

For more information, from the Department of Health click here.