Escambia County 4-H Honors Members At Annual Awards Banquet

August 11, 2021

Escambia County 4-h celebrated at its annual banquet recently at the Langley Bell 4-H Center in Cantonment.

Over 70 guests participated in the celebration and recognition of Escambia County 4-H achievements in a fiesta theme setting.

Many awards were given out at the banquet to recognize the accomplishments of 4-H members. County council members and honored guests presented certificates, pins and awards.

Graduating seniors were recognized, and Jessica Conti, 2020-2021 County Council president, gave her retiring address. Escambia County 4-H also honored the members that made up the 2020-2021 County Council and inducted a new group of council officers for 2021-2022.

The new council officers are as follows: Taylor Anderson and Chloe B. as district delegates, Raimi Joseph as motivational leader, A.T. Bridgers as sergeant-at-arms, Madelyn Goss as parliamentarian, Alan B. as reporter, Tucker Padgett as treasurer, Kailee Dunlap as secretary, Ava Chauvette as vice president, and Gracie Meredith as president.

According to Brian Estevez, Escambia County 4-H Agent, the new officers were inducted in a lighting of the candle ceremony and were told that “good officers pledge their hands to the service of their 4-H council, its members, and the clubs they represent.”

There were 249 youth in Escambia County that were enrolled in one of 16 4-H Clubs. Six Escambia County 4-H members placed first in their respective divisions at state competitive events; and two judging teams won their respective state contests. More than 1,000 youth from Escambia County schools participated in at least 6 hours of 4-H programming.

“Escambia County 4-H would like to say thank you to all of the 4-H members, parents, sponsors, and guests that attended the 2021 4-H Awards Banquet,” said Estevez.

“The 4-H Awards Banquet was made possible with the donations from our many sponsors. Escambia County 4-H thanks you for your donations of money, time and effort to make the banquet possible,” said Aly Schortinghouse, Escambia County 4-H/Livestock Agent.

Ascend Cares Volunteers Repair, Expand Boardwalk Trail At Escambia Westgate

August 4, 2021

Volunteers from Ascend Cares Pensacola worked to repair and widen the boardwalk at Escambia Westgate School.

The repairs will allow students with limited mobility to have access to a wooded area where they can enjoy and learn about nature.

The work was one of Ascend Care’s 10th anniversary projects.

Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Cantonment Man Takes The Chess Challenge To Homeless Camp Under I-110

August 2, 2021

Rafael Lopez of Cantonment loves the game of chess, and he is passionate about sharing that love.

Sunday, he set up his oversized chess board in what might seem like a very unlikely place — a homeless camp under I-110 in Pensacola.

Lopez was met by a large group of men and women that call the tent city home. It was hot, almost noon, when Lopez arrived.

“You could see the mood change instantly when we pulled up. Curiously at first, then once they knew we were there for good, many of them assisted me with putting the board together,” he said.

He supplied the pizza, doughnuts and water. And he gave away about 20 chess boards to those who wanted to play in the future.

“They asked me if I was going to come back and it’s hard for me to turn down a game of chess with anyone, so I agreed to another Sunday at the end of the month,” he said.

“The Chess Challenge” is Lopez’s charity. He said it will help the community by teaching better decisions through chess. He wants to create a “chess culture” in Escambia County and will fund a competitive tournament that will award a scholarship, cash or prizes.

“We brought a bunch of strangers at a homeless encampment together, and they were united through chess,” Lopez said.

Anyone that wants to help Lopez or participate in his next event can contact Lopez at RILopez818@gmail.com or call (850) 208-1996.

Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Here Are The School Supply Lists For Escambia County Schools (And Save With Tax Free Week)

August 1, 2021

Here are the school supply lists for Escambia County.

Florida’s sales tax holiday is continuing through August 9. Most school supplies and clothing are tax exempt, including certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

For a printable elementary school list, click here.

For a printable middle school list, click here.

All elementary and middle schools in Escambia County have the same core supply list, including some optional items. Additional wish list items may listed on individual school or PTA sites, including social media. High schools do not have a general supply list.

RELATED STORY: Here’s The List Of Adjusted Start And Dismissal Times For Escambia County Schools

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Headphones are not required, however, they are recommended for all grade levels.

Kindergarten

  • Crayons — 4 (24-count packs)
  • Scissors — 1 pair blunt tip
  • Glue sticks — 12
  • Glue — 2 (4-ounce bottles)
  • Plastic Duo-Tang folders — 2 (solid colors)
  • Plastic school box — 1
  • Spiral notebooks — 3 wide ruled
  • Dry erase markers — 4
  • Copy paper — 2 reams (white)
  • Pink erasers — 2
  • Yellow wooden pencils — 24 (No. 2, sharpened)
  • Headphones (recommended)
  • Facial tissue (optional)
  • Colored pencils (optional)
  • Colored markers (optional)
  • Antibacterial wipes (optional)
  • Quart or gallon Ziplock bags (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer (optional)

First grade

  • Crayons — 4 (24-count packs)
  • Scissors — 1 pair blunt tip
  • Glue sticks — 6
  • Glue — 1 bottle (4 ounces)
  • Plastic Duo-Tang folders — 2 with pockets and prongs
  • Plastic school box — 1
  • Spiral notebooks — 2 wide ruled
  • Dry erase markers — 4
  • Copy paper — 2 reams (white)
  • Eraser caps — 1 package
  • Pink erasers — 4
  • Yellow wooden pencils — 48 No. 2, sharpened
  • Headphones (recommended)
  • Facial tissue (optional)
  • Highlighters (optional)
  • Washable markers (optional)
  • Antibacterial wipes (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer (optional)

Second grade

  • Crayons — 3 packs (24-count packs)
  • Scissors — 1 pair
  • Glue sticks — 6
  • Glue — 1 bottle (4 ounces)
  • Plastic Duo-Tang folders — 4 with pockets and prongs and in solid colors
  • Plastic school box — 1
  • Spiral notebooks — 3 wide ruled
  • Notebook paper — 1 pack wide ruled
  • Copy paper — 2 reams (white)
  • Pink erasers — 4
  • Eraser caps — 2 packages
  • Yellow wooden pencils — 48 count No. 2, sharpened
  • Headphones (recommended)
  • Facial tissue (optional)
  • Dry erase markers (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer (optional)
  • Highlighters (optional)
  • Antibacterial wipes (optional)
  • Colored pencils (optional)

Third grade

  • Crayons — 2 (24-county packs)
  • Scissors — 1 pair
  • Glue sticks — 6
  • Glue — 1 bottle (4 ounces)
  • Plastic Duo-Tang folders — 5 with pockets and prongs and in solid colors
  • Plastic school box or zippered pouch — 1
  • Composition notebooks — 2
  • Notebook paper — 2 packs wide ruled
  • Copy paper — 2 reams white
  • Pink erasers — 2
  • Eraser caps — 3 packages
  • Yellow wooden pencils — 48 No. 2, sharpened
  • Headphones (recommended)
  • Dry erase markers (optional)
  • Highlighters (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer (optional)
  • Facial tissue (optional)
  • Antibacterial wipes (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer (optional)

Fourth grade

  • Crayons — 2 (24-count packs)
  • Colored pencils — 1 (12-count pack)
  • Glue sticks — 4
  • Glue — 1 bottle (4 ounces)
  • Scissors — 1 pair
  • Plastic Duo-Tang folders — 1 of each color: yellow, red, blue, green, purple, orange and with pockets and prongs
  • Composition notebooks — 4
  • Notebook paper — 2 wide ruled
  • Cap erasers — 24
  • Yellow wooden pencils — 48 No. 2, sharpened
  • Multi-colored highlighters — 1 pack
  • Headphones (recommended)
  • Facial tissue (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer (optional)
  • Dry erase markers (optional)
  • White copy paper (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer (optional)

Fifth grade

  • Colored pencils — 1 pack
  • Glue — 2 bottles (4 ounces) or glue sticks — 4
  • Scissors — 1 pair
  • Duo-Tang folders — 2 of each color: yellow, red, blue, green, orange with pockets and prongs
  • Zippered pouch — 1 or plastic school box — 1
  • Spiral notebooks — 3
  • Notebook paper — 4 packs wide ruled
  • Cap erasers — 24
  • Yellow wooden pencils — 48 No. 2, sharpened
  • Multi-colored highlighters — 1 pack
  • Headphones (recommended)
  • Facial tissue (optional)
  • 1½ – 2 inch binder (optional)
  • Dry erase markers (optional)
  • Antibacterial wipes (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer (optional)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

(All grades)

  • No. 2 pencils
  • Blue or Black ink pens
  • Wide ruled notebook paper
  • Pack of multi-colored highlighters
  • Zippered binder or 2 inch, 3 ring notebook and set of 10 dividers
  • Earbuds
  • Texas Instruments TI30X solar powered calculator for Algebra I only

Ray’s Chapel Donates School Supplies To Byrneville Elementary School

July 25, 2021

Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church recently donated school supplies for students at Byrneville Elementary School. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Fundraiser Underway For Volunteer Firefighter In Need Of Kidney Transplant

July 22, 2021

A fundraiser is underway for a firefighter in need of an immediate kidney transplant.

Cody Green and his wife Sarah have a two-year old son. Cody is a Florida Forest Service wildland firefighter, and he is a volunteer firefighter at the Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue.

Cody suffers from focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a serious condition in which scar tissue develops in parts of the kidney, and it can lead to full kidney failure.

About a year and a half ago he was at 40% kidney function, and doctors thought he would be able to live without dialysis or need of transplant until he was older in his 40s or 50s. But about six months ago he had only 15% kidney function left and within two months was at just 7%.

To donate to the Cody Green Transplant Fundraiser on Facebook, click or tap here. To donate on GoFundMe, click or tap here.

‘Hungry To Read’ Provides Books And Groceries At Century, Tryon And Main Libraries

July 22, 2021

Children and their families were able to receive a bag of groceries and a free book Wednesday at three libraries in Escambia County.

FoodRaising Friends, the Escambia County School District and West Florida Public Libraries hosted “Hungry to Read”.

The books and groceries were distributed to children and families at the Century, Tryon and Main libraries. The books were furnished by Navy Federal Credit Union

Pictured: A book and grocery distribution Wednesday morning at the Century Branch Library. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Christmas In July: Santa Takes Part In Walnut Hill Toy Giveaway

July 18, 2021

Santa Claus made a special visit to Walnut Hill Saturday for a Christmas in July Toy Giveaway.

The event was held at a the Walnut Hill Community Center for children ages 2-17. Preregistered families received a selection of toys and more.

For a photo gallery, click here.

The toy giveaway was sponsored by Youth and Family Community Outreach, Good 360, Toys for Tots, and Renovot.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Mission Outreach: Church Takes VBS To Century Park (With Gallery)

July 16, 2021

Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church in Bogia took their “Mystery Island’ Vacation Bible School on the road to a park in Century Thursday afternoon as missions outreach.

They invited neighborhood children to take part in music, Bible stories and more while at the Nadine McCaw Park on North Century Boulevard.

For more photos, click here.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Northview NJROTC Cadets Clean Two Parks For Community Service Day

July 15, 2021

Wednesday was community service day at the Northview High School NJROTC NS1 camp. The cadets served the community by cleaning the Travis M. Nelson Park in Bratt and the Byrneville Park. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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