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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

The Blue Angels Rock N Fly Half Marathon and 5K

Posted on: February 14th, 2015 by Candy

 

The Blue Angels Rock N Fly Half Marathon and 5K will begin at 8 a.m. Both races start and finish in the heart of NAS Pensacola on Radford and Fred Bauer (at the Starbuck sign). The half marathon course takes you through and around various landmarks such as the glorious Barrancas National Cemetery, the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola Light House, Sherman Cove, and great waterfront views of Pensacola Bay and the entry to the Gulf of Mexico. It may be too much for some but for a Rock N Fly runner could it get any better?

Every participant in the half marathon or 5K will receive a t-shirt and poster! In addition, half marathon athletes will take home a finishers medal. Start training today for this event. The Rock N Fly encore tour will surely sell out again in 2015.

For participants just wanting to show off their mullet or original rocker gear we are ready to see what you got. Just remember these awards only go three deep for the best mullet hairstyle and original rocker costume awards. After the race, stick around for our huge post-race party!!! Jam out with our bands and enjoy food, fun, and music! You think you have what it takes to Rock N Fly?

Rock N Fly proceeds will benefit the Navy Ball and Navy Marine Corps Relief Society. If running for a cause matters when picking your racing events then the Rock N Fly is must event to schedule into your calendar.

Sign up and get more information here: http://www.runrocknfly.com/

50th Annual ACM Awards Nominees 2015

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by brent
From our friends at CountryAircheck.com» 50th Annual ACM Awards Nominees:
RCA’s Miranda Lambert leads nominees for the 50th Annual ACM Awards with eight, followed by seven for Capitol’s Dierks Bentley, five for Republic Nashville’s Florida Georgia Line and four each for Capitol’s Luke Bryan, Blue Chair/Columbia’s Kenny Chesneyand EMI Nashville’s Eric Church. The nominees:Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line.Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton.Female Vocalist: Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood.Vocal Duo: Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Maddie & Tae, The Swon Brothers.

Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band.

Album: Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason AldeanPain KillerLittle Big Town;PlatinumMiranda LambertRiserDierks BentleyThe OutsidersEric Church.

Single: “American Kids,” Kenny Chesney; “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert; “Dirt,” Florida Georgia Line; “Drunk On A Plane,” Dierks Bentley; “I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice.

Song: “American Kids,” Kenny Chesney; “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert; “Drink A Beer,” Luke Bryan; “Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves; “Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church; “I Hold On,” Dierks Bentley.

Video: ”American Kids,” Kenny Chesney; “Cop Car,” Keith Urban; “Drunk On A Plane,” Dierks Bentley; “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell; “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert w/Carrie Underwood.

Vocal Event: “Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton f/Ashley Monroe; “Meanwhile Back At Mamas,” Tim McGraw f/Faith Hill; “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert w/Carrie Underwood; “The South,” The Cadillac Three f/Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Mike Eli; “This Is How We Roll,” Florida Georgia Line f/Luke Bryan.

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!”

Pensacola Airport is Renamed for Pensacon

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by brent

AIRPORT CHANGES NAME TO PENSACOLA INTERGALACTIC AIRPORT
Pensacola International Airport and Pensacon Launch Welcome Campaign

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2015) — The Pensacola International Airport and Pensacon partnered to develop a welcome campaign during the month of February leading into the 2015 Pensacon convention scheduled for Feb. 27-March 1.

“We are excited that the city recognized the importance and value of Pensacon,” said Manda Manning, marketing director for Pensacon. “We’ve seen some of the most well-established comic conventions in the country partner with the major airports in their cities; so, it’s great to see our airport and city as a whole take such a progressive step.”

In honor of the event, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward issued a proclamation today to temporarily rename the airport Pensacola Intergalactic Airport and unveiled signage throughout the terminal highlighting iconic characters and welcome messages.

“When I attended Pensacon last year, I was impressed by the professionalism of the event and the politeness of the convention attendees,” said Hayward. “Thousands of people were exposed to Pensacola through Pensacon, and I knew right away that we needed to be involved at a greater level.”

The airport serves more than 1.5 million passengers a year and is the first impression of our city to the public traveling by air. The goal of the campaign is to create a welcoming and engaging atmosphere for Pensacon guests, celebrities and the public and to increase awareness about the airport as a gateway into the city.

“Pensacon’s theme this year is ‘where fans come together,’ which perfectly reflects the airport’s role in our community but also for our convention in particular,” said Pensacon Chairman Mike Ensley. “In 2014, our first Pensacon had an estimated 17,000 attendees and had an economic impact of $1.4 million. We saw the potential of what our convention could do and are excited by the support from our community.”

Beulahfest Cancelled

Posted on: January 14th, 2015 by brent

There Will Not Be Another BeulahFest

PENSACOLA, FL – BeulahFest, set for March 20 & 21, 2015.

The BeulahFest Committee is proud of the public and private support it has generated during the past 28 years.

With heavy heart however, the committee has decided to forgo the 2015 BeulahFest and any subsequent festivals.  For the committee to feel completely comfortable in proceeding with the festivals, additional sponsorships and donations needed to be secured.  Unfortunately, we were not able to secure those funds to produce the same quality of entertainment that we have provided in the past.  We were blessed to have many years of community support and we hope that you take away fond memories of the past festivals.

We want to send a very special thank you to the Thompson and Whaley families and the volunteers that have helped make the last 28 years a success.

We thank the Escambia County Commissioners Wilson Robertson and Steven Barry for their financial commitment, and the private sector committed sponsors for their support.

For further information please contact Dorrian Vance, Public Information Officer.

 

Dorrian Vance

Cell-850-207-7784

Dorrian@beulahfest.com

2014 Manna Hat – Winner Announced

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by brent

Congrats to Dena Mathis from Baker… She is the winner of this year’s

Manna Hat Auction.  Winning bid $810.

I’m Brent Lane from the Cat Pak Morning Show at Cat Country 98.7 in Pensacola, FL. The Manna Hat, as it has come to be known, is all authentic autographs… I know because I collected them myself. So, why all this work just to sell the hat? The simple answer is Manna Food Pantriesof Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties needs the help. Cat Country 98.7 (WYCT-FM) is Pensacola’s Community Radio Station. We are family-owned and put community service first.

Manna Food Pantries began serving the hungry on January 3, 1983, then known as Manna Food Bank. Since then Manna have served over half a million people in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, from Century to Navarre. Manna has given out over 7,000 tons of food to hungry families in our communities. In the last year alone, Manna has served about 32,000 individuals in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.Manna Food Pantries is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties of Northwest Florida. Manna is nonsectarian, community focused, volunteer supported and committed to the philosophy, “waste not, want not.” Manna believe’s that every person has a right to live free from hunger and that every person is to be treated with respect and dignity.

This year the need is particularly great. Please know that 100% of the proceeds this auction raises will go to Manna Food Pantries of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties so that those in need in Pensacola, Pace, Milton and the surrounding areas can continue to be taken care of.

Who’s Autograph is on the Hat? 
I will send you a signed certificate saying these are 100% Authentic Pics.

Artist
Date/Location
Location on the Hat
Lucy Hale
January 25, 2014 – Cordova Mall
Rear Bill
Scotty McCreery
March 2, 2014 – Saenger Theater Pensacola
Right Rear Bill
Jason Aldean
March 14, 2014 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
 Front Stack
Tyler Farr
March 14, 2014 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
 Left Rear Bill
Florida Georgia Line*
March 14, 2014 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
 Front Bill
Rodney Atkins
March 21, 2014 – Beulah Fest
 Right Bill
 Eli Young Band  April 26, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Left Stack
 Darius Rucker  April 26, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL Left Bill
 Dan + Shay  April 26, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Left Bill
 Jana Kramer  May 21, 2014 – Cat Country  Left Stack
 Hunter Hayes  May 30, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Right Front Bill
 Danielle Bradbery  May 30, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Right Bill
Zac Brown  June 5, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Left Dimple
 Dierks Bentley  July 3, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Front Bill
 Brothers Osborn  July 3, 2014 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Rear Stack
Chris Young  July 9, 2014 – NAS Pensacola Right Dimple
Chloe Channel  July 9, 2014 – NAS Pensacola  Right Rear Bill
 Josh Thompson  July 9, 2014 – NAS Pensacola  Right Stack
 Justin Moore  September 11, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Right Stack
 Thomas Rhett  September 11, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Rear Bill
 Miranda Lambert  September 11, 2014 – Pensacola Bay Center  Top Dimple
David Nail  October 18, 2014 – Pensacola Interstate Fair  Rear Right Stack
Maddie and Tae  October 23, 2014 – Spring Hill Suites  Front Bill
 Craig Morgan  October 24, 2014 – Pensacola Interstate Fair  Front Stack
 Chase Bryant  November 11, 2014 – Juana’s Pagodas  Left Rear Dimple
 Kristian Bush  November 21, 2014 – Wild Greg’s  Right Stack

MANNA’s Fill the Mayflower brings in food for 70,000 meals

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 by brent

MANNA Food Pantries has concluded their seventh annual Fill the Mayflower food drive. This year, Fill the Mayflower will help provide food for a day for 23,445 people. The food will be distributed through MANNA’s four pantries, the Santa Rosa Backpack4Teens Program and Senior Hunger Program in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

“This year, MANNA has provided food to 32,868 people, including nearly 12,000 children,” said DeDe Flounlacker, Executive Director of MANNA. “This drive will provide the equivalent of 70,335 meals for families in need. The Northwest Florida community continues to show an amazing capacity to help those in need.”

Sponsored by Coastal Moving and Storage, the longtime event is the single most important food drive for the hungry in the community.

“We’re so grateful to the community and our media partners, Cat Country 98.7, NewsRadio 1620 and WEAR TV, and everyone else who helped us get the word out on Fill the Mayflower,” said Flounlacker. “We’re also grateful for volunteers who gave 456 hours of service to make this event possible.”

MANNA continues to see high demand for healthy food for the hungry. In just three days before the Thanksgiving holiday, MANNA provided food to more than 340 people, including 142 children. The organization is able to assist someone a maximum of four times a year.

Last year, Manna Food Pantries distributed 600,000 pounds of food to the hungry. The non-profit has been serving the community since 1983.

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MANNA is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. MANNA is designated a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the federal government. Donations can be made through Manna’s secure website<http://www.mannafoodpantries.org/donations.html>.

Winner Wonderland Winner announced

Posted on: November 3rd, 2014 by brent

Congratulations to Amy Longpre from Pensacola! She just won over $25,000 worth of Christmas Gifts in Winner Wonderland including:


2011 Preowned Chevy Impala

$200 gift card

Pensacola Beach

2 Night Stay

Furniture & Home Accessories

14K white Mother of Pearl Crystal Disc & Earrings Set

Christmas Tree

Chick-fil-A for a year

Round of Golf with Golf Cart

$250 Gift Card

Classic Spa Package

Private catered dinner for up to 12, Monthly kitchen meal for one for a year/ Monthly Cooking Class for 2 for a year

$200 assessment and $300 of educational toys

Recliner

Big Green Egg with nest and a bag of charcoal

$100 Gift Certificate

Gulf Breeze Aerobics and Fitness

12 month membership that includes unlimited tanning and personal trainer 2x per month for 6 month

40 Qt Grizzly Cooler

Garage door opener with 3/4 hp Belt Drive Motor with two remote controls, keyless entry battery backup, surge protector and installation

Santana Electric Guitar

Bad Ass Coffee

 

Basket of Coffees

 

Pizzaz

Toys

Toys

John Luke Robertson gets Engaged

Posted on: October 12th, 2014 by brent

John Luke Robertson proposed to girlfriend Mary Kate on his 19th Birthday.  He might be following in the steps of his parents Korie and Willie.  They were married at a young age as well.

 

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