Saturday, November 12, 2011

An Email Joke Worth A Post

A firefighter was working on the engine outside the Pocomoke fire station, when he noticed a little boy nearby in a little red wagon with little ladders hung off the sides and a garden hose tightly coiled in the middle.

The boy was wearing a firefighters helmet.

The wagon was being pulled by his dog and his cat.

The firefighter walked over to take a closer look.
'That sure is a nice fire truck,' the firefighter said with admiration.

'Thanks,' the boy replied. The firefighter looked a little closer. The boy had tied the wagon to his dog's collar and to the cat's testicles.

'Little partner,' the firefighter said, 'I don't want to tell you how to run your rig, but if you were to tie that rope around the cat's collar, I think you could go faster.'

The little boy replied thoughtfully, 'You're probably right, but then I wouldn't have a siren.'

Robert Lee "Bob" Hawkins

Robert Lee "Bob" Hawkins
POCOMOKE CITY — Robert Lee Hawkins, 92, of Pocomoke City went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile collision.

Born on June 29, 1919, in Adrian, Mo., he was a son of the late Lora Wright Hawkins and Bryan Wesley Hawkins. His mother passed away when Bob was a teenager and his father married Anna Belle Brown.

After graduating high school, Bob proudly served his country in the
U.S. Navy, retiring as a highly decorated senior chief. Following his military service, he entered a career with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, from which he also retired.

Bob was dedicated to his family, country, community and First Baptist Church. He faithfully served the Pocomoke City community as a councilman from 1988 until his death, as well as many other civic activities. He proudly served on the board of the NASA Federal Credit Union and as chairman of the supervisory committee since 1982. He taught junior golf at the Winter Quarters golf course in Pocomoke City, served on the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Salvation Army board, Kiwanis Club, Tri County Council, Fleet Reserve, Worcester County Commision on Aging, Shriners and just about every one of Pocomoke City Police Department's community activity programs.

He is survived by his loving, caring and devoted wife of 65 wonderful years, Betty; four children, Carol Smith and her husband, Jim, Robert Hawkins and his wife, Linda, Bryan Hawkins and Debbie Hickman and her husband, Bill; six grandchildren and their spouses, Chris and Tracy Small, Angie and Heath Bunting, Lisa and Carroll Skinner, Bryan and Hillary Hickman, Brent and Kasey Hickman and Brett Hawkins; 12 great-grandchildren, which he loved and enjoyed dearly; a brother, Kent Hawkins; and two sisters Sandra Thomas and Linda Moore.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Hawkins, and one sister, JoAgnes Brown.

A funeral service, including military honors, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pocomoke High School, 1817 Old Virginia Road, Pocomoke City, where the doors will open at 1 p.m. for seating. Interment will be private. The family will greet friends at the Pocomoke City Community Center, 1410 Market St., following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, 204 Fourth St., Pocomoke City, Md. 21851.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home PA, 107 Vine St., Pocomoke City, Md. 21851.To send condolences to the family visit

TIME MACHINE Preview ... Princess Anne's Celebrated "Mule Case!"

It's 1884 and a local court case involving a stubborn mule is getting lots of attention, even in the New York Times.

Also, local items from 1889, 1906, 1949, and 1965 this Sunday on The Pocomoke Public Eye!

Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about? It can be just a line or two or more if you wish. Your name won't be used unless you ask that it be. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

Veterans Day - Listing of Names Of Those Wonderful Men and Women

To the veterans that have served our great country thankyou. It is YOUR selfless service each and every day that allows us to continue to live our lives  in the land of the FREE and the home of the brave.

 It's Veterans  Day again. Another year has past since the last and I am wondering if anyone has taken the time to notice how many men and women have enlisted within the year. How many have returned to battle for the second, third time? Have we taken the time to remember just exactly how many brave men and women, within the past year, never returned home?  Did we, either inwardly or outwardly say thanks?

When I mentioned (a few days ago)  I'd like to do a post for Veteran's Day recognizing soldiers BY NAME it wasn't 10 minutes later that I received an email from a wonderful person with the list posted today. Many names you recognize- some of them may even be your relative or good friend.

These are but a few of the names of those that have fought for and protected  this great land that we travel about freely in every day.  There should be no limitations on what it takes to protect them.  
Please glance at the names and if I have erred on spellings or rank, etc. PLEASE email me so that I may make corrections.

Thank you to each one of you.......


Jacob Gibbons, SSgt. Air Force

Roy Woodrow Wilkins, Navy

James Walter  Morris, Navy

Orland E. Howard, Marines, Korean Conflict

Buddy Hughes, Army, Korea

William Byron Schoolfield, Navy, WWII Pacific Theater

Byron Dorsey Schoolfield, Army WWI

Jack Sipilia, WWII, Navy (Retired)

Billy Hall, Army, Vietnam (Deceased)

James W. Maddox, WWII, Army (Deceased)

Art Sexton, Corporal, Marines, Vietnam

John Carey, Rank E-4, Airforce

Richard  Hitchens, Army and National Guard, 1st Sergeant, Vietnam, Afganistan (40 yrs. later)

Larry Fykes, Coast Guard, Senior Chief, Desert Storm, Operation Iraq, Deep Water Horizon (Katrina)

Lawrence Tull, Airforce, Captain

Kenneth Tull, Airforce, A2c

James B. Maddox, Army National Guard, Vietnam and Desert Storm

Jason Harris, Airforce, 167 AW, Kuwait

Larry Wood, Navy

Paul Hill, Navy, Chief, WWII

Michael Hill, Navy

William Byrd, III Cpl E4, First Marine Brigade, Vietnam

Michael Coutu, Navy AZ3 (SCW)

Nicholas Jones, Marines, PFC

Cornell Ginn, Air Force, Master Sgt. E-7 Veteran of Foreign Wars

This is just a start.  There are so many more names out there.............PLEASE send them to me.  Help me keep this list of names of our brave American men and women growing  so everyone will know who they are and how proud we are. 

I'm waiting to hear from you.  My email is on the front of this blog. 
**A huge thankyou to Sue Tull for wonderful assistance**

Good Luck Pocomoke Field Hockey Team!!!

Pocomoke High School  Warriors Field Hockey team,  24-times the state champs and winners of 8 years Class 1A championship, are going for the NINTH Class 1A championship win today when they play the  Fallston Cougars. 

In 36 years of MPSSAA field hockey tournaments Fallston Cougars  have  been to 16 championship games and will be going for their 13th win for Class 1A title.

"If we play Pocomoke in the final, we're going to have to work hard, because they are a fantastic team," Megan Grant, who guided Fallston to its last state championship in 2009 during her first year as head coach, said. "We are going to have to cut to the goal, and pressure from start to finish if we want to win. We used to play at Pocomoke's pre-season tournament, and haven't the last two years, but we know what a good program they have there. It will be tough."

1A State Championship game is today (Saturday) at Washington College beginning at 6:30 PM.


Princess Anne Press Release

Contact: Gretchen Parks
Phone: 410-651-1002

November 10, 2011

New Website Takes The Work Out of Searching For A Job
Princess Anne, MD- A new website was launched this week to help job seekers reduce
the amount of time spent searching the web for job listings.

The new site, pulls listings from many popular
websites including,,, and more to create
one daily listing of jobs available. And instead of covering one small region, this website
covers the whole Delmarva Peninsula with jobs for all three states and even work from
home listings.

The site’s creator, Gretchen Parks, works from home and knows how discouraging the
job search can be. “As a freelancer, I am always trolling the job boards and looking for
my next client or opportunity. The competition is fierce and every edge that you can have
can make all the difference.” Parks said.

Parks had the idea to create this blog site to fill a need. “I saw people online looking for
work and asking others if they knew of any openings. Online groups have formed to help
each other, but the job listings are not plentiful in these groups because only the person
looking knows the extent of their experience and qualifications for any given job,” she

Job seekers are encouraged to subscribe to updates through the website so they can be
notified of the daily additions of new jobs. Sometimes all the edge you need is to be one
of the first to respond to a new opening. Site owner, Parks, said, “I once had a call back
from a resume I sent within 15 minutes of sending it, so I know that timing can be
everything in the job market.”

Employers wishing to list a job can do so for free by emailing Gretchen Parks at Anyone can also post comments on the site if they have
heard of a new job opening or they want to post the good news of being hired.
“We can help each other to get hired. It all starts with where to look. is the place to start.”

Friday, November 11, 2011

Godwin tops challengers for sheriff


Photo Jay Diem/Daily Times
Written by
Carol Vaughn
Staff Writer
ACCOMAC -- Todd E. Godwin won his first election for Sheriff of Accomack County on Tuesday after being appointed this summer to fill former Sheriff Larry Giddens' term when he retired. He will serve a four-year term.

Godwin won in a three-way race with 5,305 votes, more than 60 percent of votes cast, compared to Walter E. Marks with 2,508 votes, or 28 percent, with David A. Rogers Sr. trailing at 942 votes, around 11 percent.

A large crowd at an election night event held at a home near Onancock included nearly all the sheriff's office employees who were not on duty, along with family, friends and a number of county department heads.

The gathering erupted into a roar of approval when a radio announcer declared Godwin the winner shortly after 9 p.m. and said he had won all towns in the county.

Musician and chef Johnny Morrison took over from the radio the task of announcing the final deciding precincts -- Onley, which went 196 to 173 to 48 for Godwin, and Painter, where Godwin received 523 votes to Marks' 210 and Rogers' 301.

"Accomack County, Todd Godwin will be your new sheriff," Morrison said, calling Godwin to the microphone.

Godwin in turn called to his side his wife, Sheila, saying the couple was celebrating their wedding anniversary on Election Day.

"I can't think of a better gift to have all my close friends here with us," he said.

He thanked his family for their support and also singled out Jeanette Edwards and John Custis for their help with the campaign.

Godwin went on to thank "our people at the Sheriff's Office."

"We have got the greatest bunch of guys any Sheriff's Office can have," he said.

He said the election results confirmed county residents' good opinion of the sheriff's office.

"It shows that the citizens of Accomack County are confident in our Sheriff's Office," he said.

The crowd -- who had passed the time waiting for votes to be tallied visiting and munching on Eastern Shore standards like ham biscuits, deviled eggs and fried chicken wings -- readily rose to Morrison's request they give "three cheers for Sheriff Godwin."

The incumbent also held on in the contested Accomack County treasurer's race. Dana Bundick will continue as treasurer after winning over challenger Greg Duncan 4,620 to 4,104. She has been treasurer in the county for 16 years.


Veterans Day - 2011

A post for VETERANS DAY will be posted shortly.......

Local Artist At Delmarva Discovery Center Today

Local artist, Jenny Somers will be painting Christmas ornaments today at the Delvarva Discovery Center between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 PM.

Stop by and say hello and take a closer look at what Jenny can create for you to give as a cherished memory to a loved one.  Use your imagination and I'm sure Jenny can paint it. All ornaments are painted on glass ornaments - not plastic.

Order it  and have it ready before Chirstmas!

Here are some photos of ornaments painted by Jenny.

Salem Methodist Church
Mar-Va Theater
Your backyard Snowman
Santa on the half shell
These are oyster shells with a Santa face painted
If you can't stop by to see Jenny  or  if you have any questions or ideas email her:

For more photos of ornament designs check out Jenny's facebook page: Bayside Arts



BBQ Chicken Club Sandwich/ w Side
Drink ~ $7.95
(smoked chicken breast w/ applewood bacon and melted  cheddar cheese)



Thursday, November 10, 2011

Funeral Arrangements for Robert L. Hawkins

POCOMOKE CITY, Md.- Funeral arrangements have been announced for longtime Councilman Robert L. Hawkins, who died Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from injuries sustained in a car crash in Pocomoke City.

The funeral will be held Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 at Pocomoke High School, located at 1817 Old Virginia Road in Pocomoke City.

Doors open at 1 p.m. with the service to start at 2:00  p.m.

 A reception will be held after the service at the Pocomoke Community Room/Fire Hall, located at 1410 Market St. in Pocomoke City.

Hawkins, who was a World War II Navy  veteran, served in city politics for nearly two decades. He was 92.

Councilman Hawkins will be greatly missed by his community.

Melson's FINAL Season Event

Great way to spend the afternoon!
Satruday, November 12, 2011

Admission - $5.00 -
Children under 11 FREE




9343 Guy Ward Rd
Parsonsburg, Md


To view results:
facebook ~ Melson's Tractor Pulling

PCVFC Remembers Pocomoke City Councilman Bob Hawkins Through Pictures

Some wonderful moments with Bob Hawkins Shared by the Pocomoke Fire Department.
The Pocomoke City Vol. Fire Company Remembers....
Bob Hawkins

Click Here

TIME MACHINE Preview ... Princess Anne's Celebrated "Mule Case!"

It's 1884 and a local court case involving a stubborn mule is getting lots of attention, even in the New York Times.

Also, local items from 1889, 1906, 1949, and 1965 this Sunday on The Pocomoke Public Eye!

Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about? It can be just a line or two or more if you wish. Your name won't be used unless you ask that it be. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

Delmarva Discovery Center - "Touch the Sea"

Touch the Sea
Delmarva Discovery Center
November 12th
10 AM to 4 PM

Join Andrew Wilson and the aquatic stars of Under the Sea for live animal programs at 1 and 3 PM. Visitors will learn about our fascinating underwater world in interactive presentations.

Guests will also be able to meet live animals, which may include a pufferfish, baby shark, and more and watch a fish feeding in the DDC's 6,000 gallon aquarium at 2 PM. Kid's crafts will take place from 11 AM to 1 PM.  Get your face painted, chat with local artists and view their work, or talk with a fossil expert. There is something for everyone at the DDC!

Event is free with paid admission.

Pocomoke finals bound


Written by
Shawn Nisson
Associated Press
REISTERSTOWN, Md. -- As her team jumped for joy and unfurled a blue and yellow banner in her honor, Pocomoke head coach Susan Pusey had a tear in her eye Wednesday.

The team had just shut out Loch Raven 7-0 in the 1A state semifinal round of the Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association playoffs and secured their spot in the state title game at Washington College. While the squad was overjoyed to have the opportunity to play for a record-tying ninth straight state field hockey title, they seemed more happy for their head coach who just collected her 300th career win at Pocomoke.

"I don't know if that says I'm getting old, or what it means," cracked the 20-year veteran of the sideline. "It's nice but it's because I've had good kids, I give them all the credit. It's not me, it's the kids -- they do what I ask them to do and they work hard. That is where it all comes from."

Pocomoke (15-3) and their trademark hard work was evident from the opening whistle on, as they hemmed Loch Raven (6-10) inside of their own half of the field. The Warriors would break onto the scoreboard in the 12th minute of the contest, as junior Abbey Shobe drove into the Raiders circle with possession on her stick.

Pocomoke field hockey players, including goalkeeper Jessica Benoit, left, congratulate coach Susan Pusey, right, after winning a Class 1A state semfinal against Loch Raven Wednesday at Franklin High School in Reisterstown. Pocomoke beat Loch Raven 7-0 for Pusey's 300th win. / STEVE RUARK/THE DAILY TIMES
Shobe got a shot off on goal that junior Shelby Woods would deflect mid-flight, sending the ball into the back of the cage and giving Pocomoke a 1-0 lead with 19:01 left to play in the first half. The strike by Woods was the first goal Loch Raven had allowed in this year's playoffs, a stretch that ran over three games.
The Warriors were far from finished as they would double lead just under 10 minutes later, striking on a fast break opportunity. Sophomore Phobe Rantz received a pass as she charged down the far side of the field before breaking in to the Raiders circle. Once inside of the circle Rantz lifted a shot to the far post that bested Loch Raven keeper Cori Kosko.
Pocomoke would tally once more before halftime as Shobe would score on a fast break. The midfielder touched the ball into the circle before ripping a shot to the far post that would find the back of the cage, enlarging the Warrior's lead to 3-0 with 4:40 left to play in the half.

The Warriors would strike again shortly into the second half, as they would tally off a penalty corner opportunity. Woods would insert the ball into play sending a pass to junior Jessie Todd at the top of the circle. Todd slid a pass to her left, connecting with teammate Skylar Hall. On her first touch Hall, a senior defender, smashed a shot that found the back of the goal giving Pocomoke a 4-0 lead with 28:49 left to play.

Shobe would tally her second strike of the contest off a pretty backhand that she lifted into the cage to make it a 5-0 contest. Woods would then get her second goal of the contest, before Ma'Nasia Ross capped off the Warriors scoring with a strike from close range.

"I thought we started off a little slow on offense," said Pusey. "Defensively we played strong all game. But I thought we were bunching up, we weren't playing our kind of game in the first half, spreading the field. But in the second half I thought we did a much better job of that and I just thought we got into our passing game and moved the ball well."

The Warriors now have a chance to capture their record-tying ninth straight state field hockey title and 17th state championship overall, as they move on to play in the 1A State Championship game Saturday at Washington College starting at 6:30 p.m.

"We are very excited to play for another state title," said Pusey. "People didn't think we were going to do it this year, they didn't even think we would make it this far, but we are here and we're going to take advantage of it. We are going to give it all we have and play the best we can, that's what how we want to play this final game."


Thursday Special- SHORE BEEF and BBQ

Leave that crappy bag lunch on the desk and try this:


Pit Beef Sandwich w/ Side
and Drink ~ $7.50

~ ALL  DAY ~

Remember:  Support you local small businesses.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Funeral Services To Be Held Sunday

Funeral services for Councilman Robert (Bob) Hawkins will be held Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM. 

Funeral services will be conducted from the Pocomoke City High School, Old Virginia Road, Pocomoke City, Maryland.

There will be no  public viewing.

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System

The first-ever nationwide test or the nation's Emergency Alert System this afternoon.

The 30-second test will occur at 2 p.m.

Pocomoke City Man Arrested On Child Sex Charges

POCOMOKE CITY, Md.- A Pocomoke City man is behind bars following accusations that he had sexual relations with a minor.

Forty-seven-year-old Daniel W. Crismond is charged with second- and third-degree sex offense; sex abuse of a minor; second-degree assault; and second-degree child abuse.

The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation said Crismond's arrest stemmed from an investigation that got under way on Friday, Nov. 4. According to investigators, the investigation revealed that Crismond had sex with an underage girl. Police said that when Crismond was confronted about the allegations, he confessed to his involvement. Police subsequently took Crismond into custody on the aforementioned charges.

He is being held in the Worcester County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond. A preliminary hearing for Crismond is scheduled for Dec. 5 in the Worcester County District Court.


TO:                  All Employees
FROM:            Management
SUBJECT:     Special High Intensity Training

In order to assure that we continue to produce the highest quality work possible, it will be our policy to keep all employees well trained through our program of Special High Intensity Training (S.H.I.T.).  We are giving our employees more S.H.I.T. than any other organization in town.

If you feel you do not receive your share of S.H.I.T. on the job, please see your supervisor.  You will be placed on the top of the S.H.I.T. list for special attention.  All of our supervisors are particularly qualified to see that you get all the S.H.I.T. you can handle at your own speed.

If you consider yourself to be trained enough already, you may be interested in helping us train others.  We can add you to our Basic Understanding Lecture List, Special High Intensity Training (B.U.L.L.S.H.I.T.).  If you have further questions, please address them to our Head Of Training, Special High Intensity Training (H.O.T.S.H.I.T.).

Thank you,

Boss In General
Special High Intensity Training
P.S.  With the personality some of you display around here, you could easily become the Director of Intensity Programming, Special High Intensity Training (D.I.P.S.H.I.T.).


Christmas Ornament
Handpainted by
Jenny Somers

St. Mary's Episcopal Church

~ALWAYS a great~
Annual Holiday Bazaar
 Saturday, November 12, 2011
At  the church hall
10am to 2pm.

Luncheon: Homemade Ham Biscuits, Soups, and dessert 
Dine with us or carry out

Homemade arts and craftsSanta's Attic- gifts for parents, teachers, friends and family

Homemade Quilt- by the ladies of the guild
raffle tickets selling for 6 for $5.00 or $1.00 each

Bake Sale Table:  pies, cakes, cookies, canned goods, jams and jellies and more.

Gifts for holidays for your loved ones

 For more information call Carol 443-783-4606 or 410-957-1518


If today is Wednesday there must be a
cooking on
Front Street in Accomac.

Beef Brisket Sandwich/ with Side
 and Drink

!!  ALL  DAY  !!

Be sure to leave a comment on their facebook page.

Accomack County Election Results

Senator Ralph Northam, Accomack Supervisors Laura Belle Gordy, C. Reneta Major, Sheriff Todd Godwin and Treasurer Dana Bundick retained their seats in the 2011 November General Election yesterday. However, in the race for Accomack County's Supervisor for the 4th District, challenger Kay Lewis ousted incumbent Sandra Hart-Mears.

Lewis won by just 50 votes in the 4th District, taking both Bloxom and Parksley's precincts. Hart-Mears was the victor in the town of Saxis.

Senator Ralph Northam and challenger Ben Loyola battled in a heated race throughout the summer and fall, but Northam won over 58% of the 6th District's vote, with Loyola taking 41%.

Todd Godwin, who was appointed interim Sheriff after Larry Giddens retired mid way through his first term, won handily in the Sheriff's race and enjoyed a margin of victory of more than 2,500 votes with 60%.

Laura Belle Gordy took over 65% of District 7's votes in last night's election, while challenger Emory Hurt garnered 20%.

Another hotly contested race was between Supervisor C. Reneta Major and opponent Wesley Edwards in District 9. Major was appointed to serve out the term of Phil McCaleb who resigned for health reasons. Major won with 55% of the vote. Edwards received 44%.

In the close race in Accomack County, Treasurer Dana Bundick retained her seat with 53% of the vote. Challenger Greg Duncan got 46%

Both Jim A. Evans and Frederick W. Holland II will serve the Accomack County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Also retaining seats were Delegate Lynwood Lewis, Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Agar, Commissioner of Revenue Leslie Savage, Supervisors Jack Gray, Donald Hart, Ron Wolff, Grayson Chesser, Wanda Thornton, and Robert Crockett all won unopposed.


Dear Friends of the PPE

So many hearts are heavy today and thoughts and prayers are going to the family of the beloved Councilman Bob Hawkins.

The voice of a proud veteren, father, grandfather, councilman, bestfriend to many, kind friend to all is silenced. We will all grieve this loss for quite some time.

We have received some sincere comments on the PPE and your warm comments are appreciated. Please feel free to express yourselves kindly.

And this is a reminder also to give thought to the passengers of the other vehicle, whom were also hospitalized following this horrible accident.

Remember to give support to those on the ambulance and fire crews on hand yesterday.  Having experienced a devastating experience similar to this one many years ago I know very well how emotional it is for everyone of them.  Theirs is a special and different type of grief and will need that extra kind word.

This is an especially sad time for so many.  But Pocomoke does a great job when they rally together to get through a difficult time such as this.

Out thoughts and prayers  at the PPE are with each and every one of you.


Last Event For Melson's This Weekend

Saturday, November 12, 2011

TROPHIES will be awarded to points winners

 AT 1:00 PM


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Councilman Bob Hawkins Has Died

It is with my deepest sympathy that I relay the news that the beloved Councilman Robert (Bob) Hawkins has died.

Councilman Hawkins was involved in an automobile accident this afternoon at Winter Quarters Drive  and Route 13 in Pocomoke City, Maryland.

In so many ways he will be missed ....... More information coming as I receive it.

Please keep the family and friends of Councilman Hawkins in your heart and prayers.

Teens & Dogs Help Homeless Pups Thru Music Video


November 7, 2011 – Coronado, CA – Two San Diego teen singing stars are rising fast on the YouTube charts with a new music video/public service announcement reminding people to adopt their next dog from a local animal rescue or shelter.

San Diego residents, LIA MARIE JOHNSON, age 14 and ROXY KING, age 15 wrote the song, SAN DIEGO DOGS to the tune of Katy Perry’s, CALIFORNIA GURLS. But unlike most music video parodies, SAN DIEGO DOGS is a tribute to the song and includes a public service message reminding viewers to help out homeless dogs within their communities.

Lia and Roxy teamedup with several worldfamous San Diego dogs including Surf Dog RICOCHET, the SURFice Dog and SoCal Surf Dog, NANI when they created the video last month on location on Coronado.

Within hours of it’s YouTube debut yesterday, SAN DIEGO DOGS achieved more than 1700 “likes” and 20,000 views
putting it on track to possibly go viral and help many homeless animals find a new life and a new home with a loving family. Here is the SAN DIEGO DOGS YouTube link:

The music video and song single were also released on iTunes yesterday

Lia and Roxy performed together twice earlier this year when they sang the National
Anthem at LA COSTA RE
SORT for a national tennis tournament and when they joined in with the SAN DIEGO CHILDREN’S CHOIR at the JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDENS in BALBOA PARK to raise money for the JAPANESE RED CROSS during the Tsunami disaster.

Ricochet will make appearances on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD this Wednesday to promote the American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards that will be broadcast this Friday on the Hallmark channel, where she'll be receiving an award in the "Emerging Hero" category. She'll also be receiving a "dog of the year" award from the ASPCA in
New York next Thursday.

SAN DIEGO DOGS was produced and directed by former WALT DISNEY COMPANY and KPIX
TV producer, director and broadcast journalist, TONY PERRI of SURF’S UP STUDIOS, Coronado, CA.

(Music Video still frames and SAN DIEGO DOGS lyrics attached)

Emergency Alert System Test "Don't stress, it's only a test"

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System

Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 PM EST

As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our country and communities safe during emergencies, we’re working in partnership with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS test plays a key role in ensuring the nation is prepared for any type of hazard, and that the U.S. public can receive critical and vital information should it ever be needed.

Over the past year, our agencies have been working with the broadcast community, cable operators and programmers, and other communications service providers that participate in the Emergency Alert System; our state, local, tribal, and territorial partners; and other critical stakeholders to help inform all members of the public regarding the nationwide Emergency Alert System test.

Here are specific items we want everyone to know about the test:
  • It will be conducted Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 PM EST.
  • It will be transmitted via television and radio stations within the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
  • Similar to local emergency alert system tests, an audio message will interrupt television and radio programming indicating: “This is a test.”
  • When the test is over, regular programming will resume.
As we get close to the test, the FCC and all of our many partners are working together to spread the word to as many members of the public as possible -- so people know what to expect when the test takes place, and no one is caught off guard. We're asking everyone to join us by spreading the word to your neighbors, co-workers, friends and family -- share this web page, post a message on your social media site, and feel free to embed our videos on your website or blog.

For additional questions, visit the FAQ’s page and the FCC EAS Test page.