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Title: The Bay beacon
Alternate Title: Beacon
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Bayou Enterprises
Place of Publication: Niceville Fla
Niceville Fla
Publication Date: May 5, 2010
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
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Thursday, 12:15 p.m.


The Twin Cities
Ministerial Association
plans an observance of the
National Day of Prayer in
front of Niceville City Hall
on Partin Drive. It's free.
Saturday. 9 a.m.-2 b.m.


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A huge garage sale and
car wash will help finance
Rocky Bayou Christian
School's mission trip to
Belize this summer. Drop
by Cain's Air Conditioning
and Heating, 500 Hwy. 85
N., for bargains and a
clean vehicle.
Monday. 6 p.m.
The Niceville-Valparaiso
Tea Party will meet at
Niceville City Hall.
Info: 217-9244.
Monday, 6:30 p.m.


Are you the one that
they want? Don't miss
auditioning for "Grease" at
the Mattie Kelly Fine and
Performing Arts Center or
you may find tears on your
pillow. Thirty duck-tailed
boys and poodle skirt-
wearing girls are needed.

More in Calendar,
B-5.


Mayor, chamber


to visit Ft. Bragg

Briefing 2,000 Green Berets

on impending move to Eglin


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Niceville's mayor and a rep-
resentative of the Niceville-
Valparaiso Chamber of
Commerce plan to go to
Fayetteville, N.C., next week to
participate in a town hall meet-
ing and welcome thousands of
soldiers and family members of
the Army's 7th Special Forces
Group (Airborne) in anticipa-
tion of their impending move to
Eglin Air Force Base.
Thirty organizations from


Okaloosa and Walton counties
have been invited to attend and
sponsor booths at the Crown
Expo Center in Fayetteville,
May 11 and 12. "The purpose
of the meeting is to help the 7th
SFG (A) soldiers and families
gain a better understanding of
its new home using seminars
addressing employment, educa-
tion, health care, housing and a
host of other issues," said Maj.
James Brownlee, public affairs
Please see MAYOR, page A-4


500 toll hike eyed
By Del Lessard set for today, Wednesday, at
Beacon Staff Writer 9 a.m., at Niceville City
The Mid-Bay Bridge Hall.
Authority (MBBA) today is A consultant's analysis is


scheduled to get a recom-
mendation for a 50-cent toll
increase.
An MBBA meeting is


expected to recommend a 50-
cent, across-the-board bridge
Please see 500, page A-5


Is oil on our horizon?


2,000 set to get


college diplomas

NWFSC class includes 1st

four-year teaching degrees


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
A record number of graduates
will be recognized tomorrow
evening at the 45th annual com-
mencement ceremonies at
Northwest Florida State College.
In the academic year just
ended, about 2,030 students com-
pleted degrees or certificates,
including 110 who earned four-
year degrees, up from 1,881 last
year, and nearly twice the total
just eight years ago, according to
Sylvia Bryan, college spokes-
woman.
Among this year's diplomas
are the first 16 to complete bach-
elor's degrees in education at the
Niceville college, and the first 13
to earn bachelor's degrees in
nursing.
A total of 110 baccalaureate
degrees were awarded this year,
the fifth since the college began
awarding four-year diplomas.
Among those graduating with


four-year degrees in education is
Sarah Gifford, 22, of Valparaiso.
Gifford said she has wanted to
teach school since third grade in
Tennessee in Miss Brown's class.
"That's when I knew I wanted to
be a teacher," she said. "I just
really liked her and loved going
to school. I looked up to her,
and I guess I just wanted to be
like her."
Gifford graduated from
Niceville High School in 2006,
earning an associate's degree
from NWF State College, then
called Okaloosa-Walton College,
under its dual-enrollment pro-
gram.
This year, Gifford interned as
a first grade teacher at Valparaiso
Elementary. She said she worked
more than eight hours a day,
Monday through Friday, a sched-
ule that came as no surprise. "I
knew there was lot more than the
Please see DIPLOMAS, page A-4


Northwest Florida State
College will award its first
four-year teaching degrees
Thursday. One of those
receiving such a diploma,
Sarah Gifford, 22, of
Valparaiso, spent her last
day as an intern at
Valparaiso Elementary
School Friday, reading to
first graders.


96 WWII vets


on Honor


Flight to


Washington
By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
Ninety-six World War II veterans will get a
chance to see the memorial to their sacrifice
and struggle today, Wednesday, as another
Honor Flight lifts off from Northwest Florida
Regional Airport.
With them will be 39 volunteer "guardians"
who will help ease their way through the day,
as well as the gratitude of everyone who has
been touched by their heroism.
Honor Flights carry WWII veterans, free of
charge, to Washington, D.C., where they'll see
the memorial to their war as
well as Vietnam War,
Korean War and Iwo Jima
memorials in a daylong tour.
The veterans' reactions
range from elation over the
recognition to sorrow for
their fallen comrades.
This will be the seventh
Emerald Coast Honor Flight
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Residents and visitors alike are wondering how the giant Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
off Louisiana might affect the white-sand beaches and the fishing industry for which the Emerald Coast
is renowned. The Okaloosa County Commission Monday declared a state of emergency to facilitate
preparations. Pictured, the oil-free scene at James Lee Park, Destin, on Sunday. Story, A-2.


Beacon photo by Emily Kent
Helping hands
Laura Hudson, Alan Long, Laura Pate and Jacob Emerick, students at Rocky Bayou
Christian School, load a trash can with leaves as part of the school's annual Workathon
community-service project. On Friday, RBCS students tidied the yards of many elderly or
disabled people in the Niceville area.


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State of emergency in oil spill


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Okaloosa County commission-
ers voted unanimously to declare a
state of emergency during a spe-
cial Monday meeting called to dis-
cuss the Deepwater Horizon oil
spill and measures to protect local
waters and shorelines from harm.
The emergency declaration,
commissioners said, is in coordi-
nation with an executive order
from Gov. Charlie Crist declaring
a 60-day state of emergency,
which may be extended if neces-
sary, and will help make the coun-
ty eligible for reimbursement of
expected expenses from dealing
with the oil disaster.
Officials said the forecasts as
of Monday predicted oil might
begin arriving along Okaloosa
beaches by some time Thursday,
while efforts to deploy floating oil
containment booms are expected
to begin Wednesday. County
Emergency Manager Randy
McDaniel said such predictions
are subject to changes in weather,
especially winds and currents in
the Gulf of Mexico, but are the
best forecasts now available.
Okaloosa County Public
Safety Director Dino Villani and
McDaniel said initial efforts to
deploy oil containment booms
in Okaloosa waters will focus
on trying to keep oil from enter-
ing Choctawhatchee Bay, with a
secondary array of booms set up
to protect inland bayous and
inlets from any oil that gets past
initial containment efforts and


enters the bay.
McDaniel said no attempt wi
be made to protect Gulf-froi
beaches, as these are too large I
effectively protect, and fortunate
ly, beaches are not as environment
tally sensitive as the marshes an
shorelines of the bay. He also sai
beaches are relatively easy t
clean if they become contamina
ed with oil, compared with inland
shorelines which provide habit
for many local species of wildlil
and fish.
Villani said there is no current
intent to close the East Pass
Destin, but there is a plan to us
booms to channel floating oil int
containment areas from which
can be gathered for disposa
Boats will still be able to enter an
leave the Gulf of Mexico through
the East Pass, although boater
will have to use caution to avoid
the boom system. Booms ai
being provided by BP, the U.;
Coast Guard, Okaloosa Count
and Eglin Air Force Base, which
also providing boats and person
nel to help. Representatives of th
local Charter Boat Associatio
said fishing boat captains an
crews are also available to hel
deploy containment booms if th
county requests help.
Villani and Okaloosa Chic
Deputy Sheriff Larry Ashley sai
waterfront homeowners are free t
take reasonable measures such
deploying their own booms,
they have any, to protect their ow
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Villani said local efforts to pro-
tect, rescue, or clean wildlife
caught in the oil spill will be man-
aged by the Emerald Coast
Wildlife Refuge, with help from
the county and from officials at the
Gulfarium regarding marine ani-
mals.
Commissioners looked glum
as they began the meeting by lis-
tening to a conference phone call
among state and local officials,
including Florida Environmental
Protection Secretary Mike Sole
and a representative from BP, the
company that owned the
Deepwater Horizon drilling plat-
form that exploded and burned
recently, triggering a massive oil
spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Villani said the county infor-
mation hotline has been activated,
and residents with questions about
the oil spill, or with information
they wish to provide county offi-
cials, can phone the county by
dialing 311 on any local phone.
People can also visit the county
web site at co.okaloosa.fl.us, and


click on the Public Safety section
for information.
Sole said local residents may
begin to notice an odor when the
oil is still as far as 25 miles from
the coast, although there is no pub-
lic health hazard from the odor or
fumes from the oil.
Villani also introduced BP rep-
resentative Clayton Cochran, who
said he will be the local liaison
between BP and local officials
with regard to the spill and efforts
to contain it. Cochran said local
expenses from the spill and con-
tainment efforts will ultimately be
reimbursed by BP, and told the
Beacon that anyone with claims
resulting from the spill can contact
the BP claims center at 1-800-440-
0858.
Capt. Scott Ferguson of the
U.S. Coast Guard said the main
headquarters for national efforts to
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Man arrested after


3 leap from bridge


as By Del Lessard
if Beacon Staff Writer
n On Sunday night reports that
ot three men had leaped from the
th Mid-Bay Bridge into
Choctawhatchee Bay caused
authorities to launch a multi-
agency search.
Three jumpers, all identified
as students at Eglin's Navy
Explosive Ordnance Disposal
School, were later identified
and one was arrested after he
misled officials about the inci-
dent, according to reports from
the Okaloosa County Sheriff's
Office.
Roy Toufic Atallah, an EOD
student, 26, of 466 Olde Post
Road, Niceville, was arrested
by sheriff's deputies May 2 on a
charge of obstruction of a crim-
inal investigation, providing
false information regarding a
missing person or felony,
according to sheriff's offense
reports and booking documents
from the Okaloosa County Jail.
Sheriff's offense report gave
the following account:
A couple traveling south-
bound on the Mid-Bay Bridge
about 7:21 p.m., May 2, report-
ed that a northbound Jeep
stopped in the emergency lane
and that two men got out and
jumped into the water. The
incident occurred somewhere
between the north end of the
3.5-mile toll bridge and its
apex. The search effort by sher-
iff's deputies was joined by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Commission, the Coast Guard,
the Walton County Sheriff's
Office, Okaloosa County EMS,
Freeport Fire Rescue and
Okaloosa County Public Beach
Safety.
Deputies went to the
Sunpass office at the north end
of the toll bridge and deter-
mined that Atallah was the


owner of the Jeep. They then
went to Atallah's address on
nearby Olde Post Road,
Niceville.
Atallah allegedly told
deputies that he had picked up
two individuals from a restau-
rant in Destin, then said there
were three riders, none of whom
he claimed to know. Atallah
said that the three unknown
men asked to get out of his jeep,
so he stopped on the bridge and
they jumped into the bay.
Deputies took Atallah to
show where on the bridge the
men had jumped, which was
between a quarter- and half-
mile from the toll plaza. Atallah
continued to say he did not
know who the jumpers were.
Separately, three men who
are roommates of Atallah
admitted to deputies that they
were in the Jeep and that two of
them had jumped off the bridge
with Atallah, while one of the
roommates drove the Jeep
home. The three jumpers took
about 30 minutes to swim to
shore, then walked home.
Atallah then allegedly told
police he lied about the incident
because he was afraid of being
kicked out of EOD school. The
other men were not charged.



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Bud Day honored in street name

Valparaiso officials not consulted in legislative action


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
John Sims Parkway through
Valparaiso will soon honor two
men, rather than just one.
Abill passed by the Legislature
last month designates State Road
397 from Government Boulevard
to Eglin Air Force Base as Bud
Day Boulevard, after a combat
pilot who was awarded the
Congressional Medal of Honor.
The designated segment of SR
397 is now called John C. Sims
Parkway. That name, along with
street signs and addresses, will
remain unchanged under the new
law, according to lawmakers and
the state Department of
Transportation.
The Bud Day name, which will
be noted in
two marker
signs at the
beginning
and end of
the 1.5-mile
segment,
will simply
be an hon-
orary desig-
nation con-
current with Bud Day
the old name, officials said.
"Our community is honored to
be home to America's greatest liv-
ing military hero," said State Sen.
Don Gaetz, a Niceville
Republican. "It's entirely fitting
that the women and men who
work on Eglin will see Colonel
Day's name and be reminded of
his courage and patriotism every
day on their way to protect and
serve our country," he said.
But Valparaiso Mayor Bruce
Arnold, who was not consulted in
the matter, said that it would have
been more appropriate to desig-
nate a roadway in Shalimar, where
Day lives. (The section of John
Sims Parkway in Niceville is not
affected by the designation, except
for a short segment south of
Government Avenue to the
Valparaiso city limit.)
Day, who also wasn't consult-
ed, said Monday that the bill "was
a very kind gesture on the part of
the Legislature."
"I was very surprised," he said.
Day served in the Marine
Corps, the Army and the Air Force
during his 35 years of military
service, said Gaetz. Day was
awarded 10 Air Medals, four
Purple Hearts, four Bronze Stars,
the Silver Star, the Distinguished
Flying Cross, the Legion of Merit,
the Air Force Cross and the
nation's highest military honor,
the Medal of Honor, the lawmaker



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said, making him "the most deco-
rated member of the military since
Gen. Douglas MacArthur."
House District 2 Rep. Dave
Murzin, Rep. of Pensacola, initiat-
ed the bill in the house in
February. He told the Beacon that
he wanted to honor Day and
chose a road going to Eglin Air
Force Base. Although the word-
ing of the bill states the honorary
designation of SR 397 extends
from Government Avenue to
Eglin's "North Gate", Murzin,
Gaetz and the DOT said that in
fact Bud Day Boulevard will go
from Government Avenue to the
East Gate.
Murzin said that the DOT will
provide appropriate signs desig-
nating Bud Day Boulevard and
post them at either end of the hon-
orary road during a ceremony to
be held in the future.
Murzin said the Legislature
probably makes similar honorary
designations of state highway or
other facilities 25 to 30 times a
year. In fact the bill designating
Bud Day Boulevard includes a
number of other honorary road
designations: Orange Bowl Way,
Pastor Wilner Maxi Street, Bishop
Dr. Randall & Prophetess
Sharlene Holts Street, Pastor Dr.
Carl Johnson Street,
Haitian/American Historical
Society Street, Center for Haitian
Studies Street, Eufaula Frazier


John Sims
Parkway in
Valparaiso will
be designated
Bud Day
Boulevard,
although the
roadway's old
name will con-
tinue to be used.
Beacon photo
by Del Lessard


Street, and Perdido Key Parkway.
All but the last, which is in
Escambia County, are in Miami-
Dade County.
Separately, the Legislature last
month designated as "Doolittle
Raiders Highway" the segment of
State Road 285 in Okaloosa and
Walton counties that is north of
College Boulevard. In March,
1942, three months after Pearl
Harbor, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
and Army Air Force aircrews
came to Eglin and secretly trained
for the nation's first air raid on
Japan, launched April 18, 1942.
Section 334.071, Florida
Statutes, provides for legislative
designations of transportation
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010


al purposes, or to distinguish a
particular facility. The legislative
designations do not "officially"
change the current names of the
facilities, nor does the statute
require local governments and pri-
vate entities to change street signs,
mailing addresses, or 911 emer-
gency telephone-number system
listings.
Apparently, Tallahassee offi-
cials failed to coordinate the Bud
Day designation with Valparaiso
city officials.
Arnold learned about the hon-
orary highway Bud Day
Boulevard in a newspaper story
last week and sent a letter to Sen.
Gaetz asking the Legislature to
reconsider its decision. "We are
not arguing the fact that Col. Bud
Day is a man to be honored. What
we do believe is that it makes
more sense to name that section of
Eglin Parkway from Shalimar to
the West Gate in his name,"
Arnold wrote.
The mayor stated that John
Sims "was an important part of the
development of Valparaiso and
was instrumental in the construc-
tion of runways and site facilities
for the fledging government test-
ing range called Eglin. His name
has stood proudly on that road as a
symbol of his accomplishments
for more than fifty years."


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THE BAY BEACON


Wednesday, May 5, 2010


DIPLOMAS
From page A-1
the classroom," she said.
Gifford said she hopes to get a
teaching job in Okaloosa County
in the fall, or at least in a neigh-
boring county, so she can contin-


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ue to live at home.
The college's charter class of
baccalaureate education students
was initiated in 2008, according
to Samantha Dawson, chairman
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Okaloosa or Walton county public
schools before graduation,
Dawson said. Three of them will
receive degrees in middle school
math or science, while the rest
have earned degrees in elemen-
tary education.
Between 2003 and 2007, stu-
dents at NWF State could earn a
four-year degree in nursing
through a cooperative program
with the University of West
Florida, according to Beth
Norton, director of Allied Health
and BSN Programs at the
Niceville college. The degree was
awarded by UWF even though
NWF State taught most of the
courses. The program turned out
12 to 20 nurses a year, she said.
The Florida State Board of
Education approved the school's
request to offer the bachelor of
science in nursing (BSN) as its
third bachelor's program. The
first class started in 2008. Nursing
students get their clinical experi-
ence in Okaloosa and Walton
counties, Norton said.
The college, which still chiefly
grants two-year degrees, offered
its first bachelor's program in
2004. It now offers five baccalau-
reate degrees: one each in nursing
and project management, and
three in education (elementary
education, middle school science,
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office for the 7th.
The 2005 Base Realignment
and Closure Commission directed
the 7th SFG (A) to move to Eglin
by September 2011. The 7th has
about 2,200 soldiers in five battal-
ions and a headquarters staff.
Also moving to Florida will be


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Randall Wise
Okaloosa County


about 4,000
family mem-
bers, accord-
ing to the
Army.
About
100 of the
Green Berets
in an advance
team are
expected to
move to
this summer,


according to Army officials in
Fayetteville, with the bulk of
moves the following summer, in
time to meet BRAC's Sept. 15
deadline, according to an official
at the Army's Special Operations
Command, Fort Bragg.
The Army is building a multi-
million-dollar facility for the 7th
SFG on the Eglin range east of
Duke Field, about halfway
between Niceville and Crestview.
Niceville Mayor Randall Wise
hopes that soldiers will also see
how close Niceville is to their
cantonment and training area.
Wise said he'll be going to
Fayetteville to tell soldiers and
their families about the advan-
tages of moving to Niceville. The
assumption early on was that
about 80 percent of soldiers
would choose to live in
Crestview, he said. But that per-
ception has been changing, the
mayor said, as soldiers and their
families look at the advantages of
moving to the Niceville area,
about the same distance from the
7th's new home on Eglin as
Crestview.
Top-notch schools, parks and
recreational facilities, as well as
easy access to the water and to
Eglin for jobs, medical care and
shopping are among the benefits
of living in Niceville that Wise
said he plans to underscore. The
main campus of Northwest


Florida State
College
located in
Niceville, is
another
attraction, he
said, while
there are
abundant
sports pro-
grams avail- Debbie Carloni
able for fami-
lies.
Wise said he hopes to learn
more about the Army personnel,
such as whether many families
have to sell their homes in North
Carolina before being able to buy
houses in Florida.
Debbie Carloni, Bluewater
Bay, a business owner, will repre-
sent the Niceville Valparaiso
Chamber of Commerce at the
expo. In addition to handouts,
maps and other literature, Carloni
said, she is eager to meet the fam-
ilies and answer their questions.
"I hope to make them feel very
welcome," she said. A Niceville
resident for over 20 years, her
children have gone to school here
from elementary grades through
college, she said. She plans to
focus on the benefits the Niceville
area has to offer to soldiers and
their families.
Brownlee said the 7th SFG(A)
differs from other Army units in
that its soldiers typically don't
move to other bases every two to
three years. It's not uncommon
for the Green Berets to spend
their entire career at Ft. Bragg, he
said. While the soldiers deploy
from Ft. Bragg often, Fayetteville
has become the only home many
of their families have known, he
said. The upcoming move to
Florida has therefore created a
mix of anticipation, anxiety and
angst for some families, he said.
The 7th SFG maintains a con-
tinuous presence throughout
Central and South America, con-
ducting special operations mis-
sions in support of the U.S.
Southern Command's Regional
Engagement strategy, according
to the Army. Since early 2002, the
7th SFG has also deployed almost
nonstop for five rotations to
Afghanistan in support of
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VETS
From page A-1
since the privately supported
program began in April 2008.
One of today's passengers,
Kenneth Harris, 85, of
Niceville, spent 37 years in the
Air Force, retiring in 1978 as a
full colonel.
"I've been to Washington
before and seen the Vietnam
memorial, but I've not seen the
Korean or WWII memorials,"
he said. "It'll bring back mem-
ories, I'm sure."
Another Honor Flight pas-
senger, Thomas Miller, 84, of
Valparaiso spent three years in
the South Pacific in the Marine
Corps, and
ended up in
China after
the Japanese
surrender.
"We had a
Million
Japanese
there," he
said. "I did-
n't know if
Thomas Miller they were
going to
surrender or shoot us. I was 17
when I went in and came out
when I was 21. I couldn't buy a
drink. In civilian life, I used
the GI Bill to become a pilot."
Then came the Korean con-


flict and Miller reenlisted, this
time as a pilot. He retired from
the Air Force.
What does he expect from
seeing the WWII memorial?
"I don't quite know how to
handle it," Miller said. "It isn't
really a happy one. It leaves
you with a guilty feeling of
'why you.'"
Pondering a bit, he said,
"That sums up the Marine
Corps in the Pacific, but it's
like a vaccination. I think you
need to face it."
Richard "Dusty" Rhodes,
90, of Niceville, who served
with the Army Corps of
Engineers in Europe, expects
to enjoy
reliving the
old days
with his
fellow vet-
erans dur-
ing today's
Honor
Flight.
"There
ought to be Dusty Rhodes
a lot of
good fellowship," he said. "I
guess we'll maybe almost shed
a few tears from memories of
many years gone by."
Rhodes left the Army after
the war, but, he said, "They
kept sending me letters asking


me to return and I thought
maybe I should have some of
this peacetime duty."
He reenlisted, stayed in and
retired as a colonel.
These veterans and 93 more
will find not only memories
and camaraderie with fellow
soldiers, sailors, Marines and
airmen, they'll find themselves
treated like royalty. The
Washington, D.C., Fire
Department will salute them
with water cannons.
Passengers, employees and
others at Reagan National
Airport will applaud them as
they exit the plane. They'll be
catered to, honored and salut-
ed virtually everywhere they
go.
When they return to
Northwest Florida tonight at 7,
they'll find another crowd of
grateful men, women and chil-
dren-and possibly some top
brass-waiting for them at the
airport and celebrating their
heroism. The return greeting is
open to the public.
The Honor Flights are
designed to get as many WWII
veterans to their memorial
while there is still time to do
so. Some 1,135 World War II
veterans die each day, accord-
ing to the Veterans
Administration.


NWFSC
From page A-4
baccalaureate degrees.
Commencement ceremonies
are scheduled to be held in the col-
lege's outdoor amphitheater on
the Niceville campus. The event
will be moved to the nearby Arts
Center in the event of rain.
State Sen. Don Gaetz, a
Niceville Republican, is sched-
uled as the guest speaker.
NWF State College com-


mencement consists
of those students
i who complete stud-
ies in either the
summer, fall or
spring terms. The names of
Summer 2009 and Fall 2009 grad-
uates have previously been
released. Spring 2010 term names
will be released following com-
mencement and official certifica-
tion of completed studies.
Of the students earning
degrees or certificates during the


2009-10 academic year, about 940
completed their requirements in
the spring semester, according to
Bryan. Another 616 completed
their graduation requirements in
the fall semester, while 480 stu-
dents finished last summer.
In addition to the record num-
ber of graduates, more than 200
adult students received a state of
Florida high school diploma at
NWF State College this academic
year through successful comple-
tion of the GED exam.


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David St. Vincent, 35,
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Niceville,
city employee


Wendy Williams, 34,
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A Niceville resident from the
200 block of Palmetto Avenue
reported April22 that her recre-
ational trailer was vandalized and
that unknown persons) had
entered the vehicle and caused
some damage. A small footprint
and small fingerprint at the scene
led police to several suspects who
admitted being in the trailer.
Since the suspects were all under
the age of 10 no criminal charges
were filed and the victim was in
the process of getting restitution
from the children's parents.

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April 14, wiring $2,491 to an
address in Canada after being
contacted by an individual falsely
claiming to be their grandson and
another impostor claiming to be a
Canadian constable. The "grand-
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DUI but did not want his parents
to find out. The "constable"
offered to contact a lawyer who
would keep their "grandson" out
of jail and gave instructions on
where to wire the money. After
receiving the money, the "consta-
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more, claiming the lawyer needed
the extra money. The couple con-
tacted police, who informed them
they'd been the victim of a scam
that has struck the local area sev-
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Other
A 14-year-old Valparaiso boy,
a student, was issued a notice to
appear by sheriffs deputies April
9 for affray. The boy was alleged-
ly involved in a physical alterca-
tion and was seen hitting the other
person with a fist during their
fight.

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over an investigation of an arson
fire to the State Fire Marshal's
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Ruckel Drive was destroyed by
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Location Situation Date Time
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Edge Ave...............Fall.................................4/4/2010 ........01:13
Kelly Road........................... Breathing Problem..................4/6/2010 ........10:19
W ashington Ave.........................Fall ......................................... 4/7/2010 ........17:26
N Bayshore Dr...........................Unconscious ...........................4/9/2010 ........11:11
Carolina Ave ............ ...............Assault .............................. 4/11/2010.......03:57
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Washington Ave.........................Fire Alarm................................4/11/2010.......22:45
Kelly M ill Road ...........................Service Call .............................4/14/2010 ......04:49
Illinois Ave ........................... Breathing Problem..................4/14/2010 ......21:05
Edge Ave....................................Breathing Problem..................4/15/2010 ......01:31
S John Sim s Pkwy....................Assault.....................................4/22/2010 ...... .....17:59
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W College Blvd.....................Power Lines Down ................4/23/2010......21:39
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Chicago Ave...............................CVA/Sroke....................... 4/26/2010 ......21:14
C arolina Ave ..............................Sick C all...................................4/27/2010 ......14:55
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Arrests
Mike Eron Mandel, self-
employed, 33, of 4095 Rocky
Drive, Niceville, was arrested by
sheriffs deputies April 19 for
shoplifting. Mandel allegedly
stole a can of beer from a Fort
Walton Beach convenience store,
1096 N. Beal Parkway, after the
clerk informed him that because
of the late hour state law prohibit-
ed the clerk from selling beer. The
beer was valued at $1.89.

Jessica Brooke Miller, 24, of
507 Nelson Point Road,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iffs deputies April 20 for failure
to appear on a misdemeanor
offense.

Patrick Joseph Prestarri, 21, of
345 Jamaica Way, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies
April 20 on a charge of violation
of probation on the original mis-
demeanor charge of possession of
marijuana.

Kevin Scott Bible, a cook, 24,
of 1012 Everglade Drive,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iffs deputies April 20 on a misde-
meanor charge of violation of
probation.

Terry John Hosking, 42, of
315 21st St., Niceville, was arrest-
ed by sheriffs deputies April 21
on a misdemeanor worthless
check charge.

Michael Cullen Hanley, a
business owner, 56, of 3807
Cherrywood Court, Niceville,
was arrested by sheriffs deputies
April 15 on a charge of workers
compensation fraud. On Dec. 18,
2009, Hanley was accused by
state inspectors of failing to pay
workers compensation for him-
self or his business employees,
receiving his second stop work
order within five years.

James Robert Barfield, 35, of
342 Nimrod Circle, Niceville,
was arrested by sheriffs deputies
April 13 on a Walton County war-
rant on the original charge of
felony driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.

Jason Arthur Denny, 34, of
613 Grenada Way, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies
April 20 for failure to appear for a
felony offense, on the original
charges of driving while license
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Billy Dean Adkins, a driller,
29, of 192 Chicago Ave.,
Valparaiso, was arrested by sher-
iffs deputies April 22 on a misde-
meanor violation of probation
charge on the original charge of
DUI.

Herbert Shelton Davis, unem-
ployed, 42, of 204 Niceville Ave.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iffs deputies April 22 on a misde-
meanor violation of probation
charge on the original charge of
driving while license suspended
or revoked.

Alicia Maxine Rutledge, 29,
of 502 Palmetto Ave., Niceville,
was arrested by sheriffs deputies
April 22 on a misdemeanor viola-
tion of probation charge on the
original charge of possession of
marijuana.

Tiffany Lynn Parry, 35, of
4080 Rocky Drive, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies
April 22 on the charge of aggra-
vated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill,
domestic violence-related.

Holly Nicole Tharp, 26, of 108
Quince Ave., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies
April 23 on a worthless check
charge for an alleged $200 bad
check.

Krista Nicole Trenkle, 25, of
1315 Palm Blvd., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies
April 23 on a misdemeanor
worthless check charge for an
alleged $22.49 bad check.

Jonathan David Phelps, 36, of
708 Palm Blvd., Niceville was
arrested by sheriffs deputies
April 22 on a Leon County war-
rant for civil contempt and viola-
tion of probation on the original
charge of felony battery.

Crystal Leigh Reiley, 25, of
304 Reeves St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies
April 22 on the charges of operat-
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mer friend in Connecticut. The
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George Funti, 65, of 514
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Ruckel

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season as county
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By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
Eighty-eight Okaloosa County
seventh graders took the Duke
University Talent Identification
Program (TIP) test, designed to
give highly intelligent youngsters a
taste of either the Scholastic
Aptitude Test (SAT) or American
College Testing (ACT) exam.
Forty-two earned state honors. To
take the test, a student must have
scored 95 percent or higher on a
grade-level standardized achieve-
ment test, aptitude test, mental abil-
ity test or approved state criterion-
referenced test or have scored at or
above 125 on an IQ test.
But only one-Sophia
Bergmann of Niceville-earned
grand recognition, the highest
honor available through the pro-
gram.
Sophia, 12, a Ruckel student
who gets straight As, scored in the
top 1 percent of all seventh graders
who took the test. She scored in the
top 5 percent among high school
students in Florida and the top 9


Beacon photo by Kenneth Books
Sophia Bergmann in a familiar
pose-with an open book and a
smile on her face.

percent nationally. Grand recogni-
tion students represent about the
top 3 percent of the more than
61,000 youngsters who took the
test.
Sophia took it in stride.


"It was really easier than what it
was cracked up to be," she said.
"Instead of seeming like pages and
pages of calculus, it was mainly
stuff I knew how to do with sines,
cosines and tangents."
Elizabeth Bergmann, Sophia's
mother, said her daughter decided
about two weeks before the test that
her father, Lewis, a physicist with
Jacobs Engineering, should teach
her trigonometry. "I told her not to
worry about it, but I think she did
some reading on her own,"
Elizabeth said.
While Sophia pulls straight As
in the classroom, studies advanced
American history online and takes
eighth-grade classes via Florida
Virtual School so she has more
time next year for electives, she's
far from a drudge. In fact, her
activities and interests are legion.
She throws the discus on the
school track team and has qualified
for states in the event. She's
enrolled in Destin Junior
Lifeguards, learning lifesaving
techniques. In the fall, she runs


cross-country and in the winter
she's on the swimming team. She's
also a second-degree black belt in
taekwondo and assembled her own
computer last summer.
Academically, Sophia embraces
several passions. She's working on
her IC3 (Internet Computing and
Core Certification) and will proba-
bly sit for the test to grant her offi-
cial sanction. She is the only sev-
enth grader on the varsity academic
team, belongs to the Ruckel book
club and even reads hieroglyphics,
a skill she figured out herself from
a chart.
She's also a huge Star Trek fan,
so much so that she dressed as
Spock for Halloween. And she can
give the split-finger "Live long and
prosper" sign with either hand.
"She's a voracious reader,"
Elizabeth said. "Sometimes, that's a
problem. I've had a discussion or
two with a teacher after a kind note
or e-mail that 'I caught Sophia
reading during class.' She gets
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competing for Okaloosa were Jeremy Hsiang,
Niceville High School, Sarah Hooper,
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Docents,

ushers

honored

The Mattie Kelly Fine and
Performing Arts Center at
Northwest Florida State College
recently honored the more than
100 volunteer docents and ushers
who served this past arts season.
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center ush-
ers volunteered approximately
7,000 hours this year and the Art
Gallery docents volunteered more
than 400 hours. Ushers direct
patrons to their seats, hand out
programs and, most importantly,
present a warm welcome to
patrons of all events held at the
Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Art
Gallery docents help enhance the
viewing experience of visitors to
the center's two galleries by offer-
ing information and insight about
current exhibitions and the col-
lege's permanent art collections.
Docents also present a traveling
art exhibit in local schools.
Ushers and docents normally
commit to serve several times
each season, September through
July, and receive training. Ushers
receive complimentary admission
to the show occurring the night
they serve. Docents who serve in
the art galleries prior to a theater
performance may also receive
complimentary admission on a
space available basis. Additional
volunteer docents and ushers are
needed. For information on
becoming an usher, contact
Delores Merrill, house manager,
at 729-6065 and for information
on becoming an art gallery docent


Mattie Kelly Arts Center ushers backstage with actor Ed Asner, who appeared this season at the
center. From left: Leroy Donald, Paul Summitt, Nancy Whitehouse, Asner, Pam Donald, David
Pearce, Lynette Pearce, Ann Surmiak.


contact Petra Hartzog at the art
galleries at 729-6044.
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Judy Alley, Darlene Anderson,
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STUDENT
From page B-1

bored, especially with material
she already knows."
She's also a fast reader.
Before Star Trek, Sophia was
"obsessed with Harry Potter,"
her mother said, even knowing
the spells and incantations in the
books. They went to a book
store for a midnight sale when
one of the books came out and
she had read it all the way
through by the next day.
Sophia, who expresses grati-
tude to her former teachers at
Plew Elementary School and
current teachers at Ruckel, is
looking forward to college.
"I'll probably start off at
Northwest Florida State
College, and do that for two or
three years," she said. "Then
maybe FSU or UF for a bache-
lor's degree and out of state for
more advanced study."


graded at straight As in every
caption graded, including
sight reading.
Lewis Middle School stu-
dents who earned Superior
medals at FBA Solo and
Ensemble Festival in Gulf
Breeze in February are: Solo
Superiors-Ben Huston,
Madeline Col6n, McKenna
Dean, Tanner Dean, Marshall
Mosley, Katelyn Freisen,
Jonathan Tope, Amanda
Abate, Andrew Royal
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Amanda Abate, Njera
Frazier, Brenden
Scott,Wanya Thompson,
Mykael Briley, Breanna
Jensen- Barclay, Morgan
Muscott, Katelyn Freisen.
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Col6n.


She said she's leaning toward
studying astrophysics or engi-
neering, "or maybe astronomy."
"She prefers the physical sci-
ences over the biological sci-
ences," Elizabeth said. "I keep
trying to nudge her into the bio-
logical because I'm a nurse."
Her family has kept Sophia
grounded as well. She's one of
the few young people who has
no cell phone and eschews
designer clothing. She stays in
shape for sports by running the
trails at Northwest Florida State
College as part of a summer
conditioning program. Because
of her wide variety of interests,
she shows signs of growing up
into a well-rounded woman.
But for now, her main inter-
est seems to be feeding her
mind, a goal her parents encour-
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we like to use," Elizabeth said.
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Appreciation Rally on the corner of Bayshore and Partin
Drives, Niceville. The firefighters enjoyed music, had a chance
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Students participated in track
and field events along with ath-
letes from Escambia, Okaloosa,
Santa Rosa and Walton counties.
Cory Eller, 8, placed second in
the 50-meter dash; Jordan
Helmstetter, 8, placed first in the
50-meter dash; Ben Hudson
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dash and the softball throw; Luke
Buckman, 11, placed first in both
the standing long jump and the
softball throw; Olivia Lorenz, 13,
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and first in the running long jump;
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Army Pfc. Daniel J.
Merryman has graduated from
basic infantry training at Fort
Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier received
training in drill and ceremonies,
weapons, map reading, tactics,
military courtesy, military jus-
tice, physical fitness, first aid,
and Army history, core values
and traditions. Additional train-
ing included development of
basic combat skills and battle-
field operations and tactics, and
experiencing use of various
weapons and weapons defenses
available to the infantry crew-
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He is the son of Robert and
Kim Merryman of Hopper
Street, Niceville.
Merryman is a 2001 gradu-
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intensive, eight-week program
that included training in mili-
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Force core values, physical fit-
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toward an associate in applied
science degree through the
Community College of the Air
Force.
Andersen is the son of
Katherine Andersen of


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Tala Way, Niceville.
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pay most laboratory or inciden-
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monthly allowance to each stu-
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which increases to $500 by his


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a scholarship may exceed
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type of scholarship offered.
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program, the cadets are com-
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Holy Name marks 50 years in Niceville


Church, land

cost less than

$100Kin '59
By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
What started with a dozen
families in Niceville half a cen-
tury ago, today serves more
than 650 families, and contin-
ues to grow. Holy Name of
Jesus Catholic Church celebrat-
ed its 50th anniversary during
ceremonies held at the church
in April.
In 1949, when Edna Kelly
was a junior in high school, her
family moved to Niceville so
her father could work at Eglin
Air Force Base's McKinley
Climatic Lab. Not only was
housing and shopping limited
in post-WWII Okaloosa
County, worship places for
Catholics were also restricted.
Those who had base passes
would often drive to Eglin to
attend Sunday services in the
base chapel, said Kelly, where
religious training for children
was also held on Saturdays.
Those without an Eglin connec-
tion drove or car-pooled to
attend Mass at St. Mary's in
Fort Walton Beach, then the
only Catholic church in the
county.
In 1958, Edna, her husband,
RJ, their children and other
family members were among
12 Niceville families who met
in an effort to establish a
Catholic parish in Niceville.
Ground was broken on a 25-
acre site the next year.
The land was purchased for
$9,375, while the cost of the
church was set at $75,000:
$30,000 from St. Mary's,
$25,000 from the Diocese Holy
Name chapel fund, $2,000 from
parishioners and $18,000 bor-
rowed. Church and annex plans
and specifications were drawn
by Air Force Lt. Mike Maxwell.


Beacon photo by Del Lessard
Deacon Gary McBride wears a hard hat in the construction area of the new Holy Name gym


The 1959 ground-breaking of Holy Name Catholic Church.
Before the church was founded, Catholics had to travel to Fort
Walton Beach or Eglin to worship.


Much of the construction was
performed by volunteer labor.
Ralph Reese did the electrical
work and Jerome Bauer was
recognized for his engineering
expertise.
On Easter Sunday, 1960, the
doors to Holy Name of Jesus
Catholic Church opened and the
first Mass was celebrated. The


liturgy of the Mass was then
still in Latin.
"While there has been
tremendous changes in the
church-as well as society over
the last 50 years-we're still a
community of believers who
work together to gain salva-
tion," said Jim Reese, an altar
boy at that first Mass who


moved back to Niceville in
2005. His parents, Ralph and
Evelyn Reese, hosted the first
organizational meeting to form
the church in July, 1958.
In 1964, a full-time priest
was assigned to Holy Name,
upgrading its status from a mis-
sion church to a parish.
The church campus on
Valparaiso Boulevard continu-
ally expanded over the course
of the next five decades.
Ground was broken for a new
rectory in 1965, and a parish
hall was built the next year as a
gathering place for social
events as well as classrooms for
Sunday school classes. In 1967,
the church held its first confir-
mation ceremony for 98 high
school students who had attend-
ed classes for a year.
"We taught our own chil-
dren," Kelly said about reli-
gious studies once the Niceville
church was built and local wor-
shippers no longer had to rely
on the Eglin chapel or St.
Mary's. Drawing many of its
parishioners from Eglin, it
shouldn't surprise that in 1976 a
19-year-old airman, Mike
Marley, formed the first


Catholic Youth Organization
(CYO). In 1981 an education
building with eight classrooms
and a library was constructed,
and an administration building
was added in 1995. A 50-seat
chapel was built in 1998.
Gary McBride, one of a half-
dozen lay deacons at Holy
Name, today helps the congre-
gation cope with a nationwide
shortage of priests. Lay dea-
cons, which weren't in wide use
in the United States until the
mid 1970s and 1980s, said that
today he and the other deacons
can perform baptisms, mar-
riages, burials, as well as
preach the Gospel.
McBride said that just as
Holy Name began as a mission
church sponsored by St.
Mary's, the Niceville church
sponsored two other mission
churches in Okaloosa County,


Baritone Jeffrey
Ryne Cherry will
present a solo recital
at St. Paul Lutheran
Church Sunday, June
6, at 6 p.m.
Cherry graduates
May 8 from Stetson
University in
Deland, and is a
voice performance


including what is today Christ
Our Redeemer Church in
Bluewater Bay, and Our Lady
of Victory in Crestview.
Among its community out-
reach programs, McBride men-
tioned Cub Scout and Boy
Scout units, senior citizen pro-
grams, St. Vincent de Paul char-
ity and meetings of AA, to
name a few. That community
involvement is expected to
expand in the near future with a
$1.6 million construction proj-
ect now under way to build a
10,000-square-foot community
life center. The building, he
said, includes a gym, which will
also be used for functions such
as services, community events,
guest speakers and dinners.
"It's still a real vibrant com-
munity," said Kelly, who is the
oldest living parishioner still
active in the parish.


Jeffrey Ryne
Cherry


major studying
under Dr. Craig Maddox. He
has performed principle roles
in Die Z,,,.i. i/.1'. and
L'italiana in Algers and was
most recently seen in
Puccini's Gianni Schicchi as
the title role. He has extensive
oratorio experience including


performing the
baritone solo in a
seven city national
tour of Durufle's
Requiem with the
Stetson University
Concert Choir.
He will pursue
a Masters of
Music while
attending the
University of


Cincinnati in the fall.
Cherry, a 2005 graduate of
Niceville High School, is the
son of Kandy Cherry of
Niceville.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
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Encaustic art exhibit
The Niceville Library is featuring
an encaustic art exhibit and display by
local artist Sue Tarkin through May
29.
Encaustic art is an art form for
anyone. The artist puts wax on an iron
and creates. Anyone can make cards
and paintings, photo books and jewel-
ry. Her display shows everything you
need to get started.
Soccer directors sought
PAL Soccer League is looking for
volunteers to serve on the board of
directors. Next meeting 6:30 p.m.,
Monday, May 17, Niceville Police
Department conference room. Call
Howard Hill at 678-2182.
Library to teach French
The Valparaiso Community
Library will offer French classes
Wednesday and Friday afternoons, 2-
4 during the summer for beginners of
all ages. Reservations must be made
before June 1. The library also offers
the Rosetta Stone language program
in Spanish. To reserve the Spanish lan-
guage computer, call the library at
729-5406.
Artists display works
Area artists from the Local Color
Artists Club will feature
their latest works of art at
S the Artful Things Gallery,
1087 E. John Sims
Parkway, Niceville,
through May 6.
Artists displayed are: Amy Jo
Rosati, Bill Stephenson, Gini
Simpson, Helen Blair, Lou
Kaunzinger, Lynette Miesen, Marie
Jackson and Patricia Mauldin. Gallery
hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
GOP women slate Lt. Gov.
The Republican Women of
Okaloosa Federated will meet
Wednesday, May 5, at the Holiday Inn
Resort, Okaloosa Island. Socializing
will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will
be served at noon. To accommodate
working women, and those who can
only stay for a limited time, there will
be a "Dine and Dash" table
Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff. Kottkamp,
who is a candidate for attorney gener-
al, will speak.
Reservations: Donna Pattison,
651-5416 or donnapattison@cox.net
by noon on Friday, April 30. Cost is
$16 for members and $18 for guests.
Info: rwof.org
Covenant sets yard sales
Covenant Hospice will hold
garage sales at 1419 29th St.,
Niceville Fridays and Saturdays, May
7,8, 21 and 22, 8 a.m.-1
p.m. to benefit its non- ftARD
funded and under-funded A LY
programs in Okaloosa
and Walton counties.
For more information or to donate,
call Lill Jennings, 729-1800.
RBCS sets sale, car wash
To help finance its mission trip to
Belize this summer, the Rocky Bayou
Christian School Missions Club will
hold a garage sale and car wash
Saturday, May 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at
Cain's Air Conditioning and Heating,
500 Hwy. 85 North, Niceville.
The club is accepting donations for


the garage sale. Drop them off at
Cain's. Information: 974-8285 or
678-6233.
Tea party to meet
The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea
Party (a non-partisan, non-profit
group of concerned citizens) meets at
Niceville City Hall the second and
fourth Mondays of each month at 6
p.m. The next meeting is Monday,
May 10
Info: 217-9244.
Grease auditions planned
The Fine and Performing Arts
Division of Northwest Florida State
College will hold auditions for the col-
lege's summer musical production of
Grease Monday, May 10, 6:30 p.m. on
the main stage of the Mattie Kelly Arts
Center at the NWFSC Niceville cam-
pus. Registration begins at 6 p.m. in
the lobby. The show will cast approx-
imately 30 appropriately aged duck-
tailed, gum-snapping, hip-shaking
Burger Palace boys and Pink Ladies
girls. Rehearsals begin
May 11 and will continue
until the scheduled per-
formances of Grease July
14-17 at NWFSC. All
audition materials will be passed out
the night of auditions, so those who
audition do not need to bring prepared
material.
Hydrangea program set
The next program in the Growing
and Showing series will be held at the
Valparaiso Community Library May
10, 9 a.m.
The seminar will focus on differ-
ent species of hydrangeas and will
highlight those that grow well in our
area. The lecture and PowerPoint
presentation will be given by Marie
Harrison, who will discuss growing
conditions, pruning, drying, using in
floral designs, and other mysteries and
characteristics of this popular group of
plants.
The program is open and free to
the public and reservations are not
required. Info: 729-5406 or mariehar-
rison@valp.net.
RBCS Open House
Rocky Bayou Christian School
Open House Tuesday, May 11, 7 p.m.
or Wednesday, May 12, 9 a.m., at
Grace Presbyterian Chapel, 2101 N.
Partin Drive, Niceville (at the entrance
to RBCS). Learn about high-achieve-
ment elementary school and full serv-
ice college preparatory seventh
through 12th grade Academy. Find out
about special services programs,
including how a McKay Scholarship
can give the parents of a student with
disabilities more school choices. Find
out how tuition assistance can make a
RBCS education possible. You're also
invited to a campus tour on


Wednesday, May 12, after the 9 a.m.
open house.
Outhouse archaeology
As part of the Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida's new History
Rocks! spring/summer program series
for kids, Outhouse Archaeology for
grades 1-5 will be presented
Wednesday, May 12, 9 a.m.-noon.
Cost: $15 members, $20 non-mem-
bers. For reservations, call 678-2615.
Charity Girls' Night Out
Uniquely Chic, 4591 Hwy. 20
East, Niceville, will hold a Girls'
Night Out-A Party with a Purpose,
May 13 4-8 p.m. to benefit the Taylor
Haugen Foundation. Tickets are
2/$15. Numerous raffle items will be
available during i1 ~.- il. proceeds
of which also go to the Taylor Haugen
Foundation. Uniquely Chic is offering
ticket holders 15 percent off storewide
during the event. Complete your
evening if you wish at Helga's
Restaurant & Biergarten, where 15
percent of your bill will be donated to
the Taylor Haugen Foundation.
Tickets are available at Uniquely
Chic, 279-6361, or Helga's Restaurant
678-6800,4504 Hwy. 20 Niceville, or
call 687-9734 to purchase tickets or
make a raffle prize donation. More
details available at shopuniquely-
chic.com or taylorhaugen.org
Fine arts exhibition
The Arts and Design Society of
Fort Walton Beach, Inc., presents the
18th annual Southeast Regional Juried
Fine Arts Exhibition in the McIlroy
Gallery through June 3. In addition to
Best of Show, the juror chooses first,
second and third place winners and
several honorable mentions. The
Holzhauer Gallery will feature 2009
Best in Show (Golden
SBrush Award) winner Ed
Chandler of Fort Walton
Beach. Chandler creates
extraordinary images in
color photography as he juxtaposes
extreme close-up shots with vibrant
compositions. An artists' reception
and awards ceremony will be held
Sunday, May 2, 2-4 p.m.
Mail carriers collect food
Mail carriers in Okaloosa and
Walton counties will collect non-per-
ishable goods for their annual food
drive Saturday, May 8. Place all food-
stuffs in a bag near (or tied to) your
mailbox and carriers will take your
donations to local food banks.
Take Mom to lunch
Immanuel Anglican Church will
hold its fifth annual Mother's Day
luncheon. All women may participate
Saturday, May 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This
year's theme is "We are all
Construction Sites... building on a
firm foundation." Call 837-6324.


Day of

Prayer

The 59th Annual
National Day of Prayer
will take place Thursday,
May 6. A local obser-
vance, sponsored by the
Twin Cities Ministerial
Association, will be held
at Niceville City Hall,
12:15 -1 p.m. May 6.


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history, from May 8-18. The itinerary May 4
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will hold a SafeAssured McCu
event Saturday, May 8, 9 Mary
a.m.-noon at the bank's C i n
main office, 17 S.E. Eglin B a y
Parkway, Fort Walton J ud
Beach.
SafeAssured Digital ID Kits allow Boudr
parents and guardians to put a child's o
identifying information and video on a Nicev
mini-CD that is maintained by the and e
family. Lauer
Appointments are being accepted Jean
for children ages 5 and up. To sched- Downi
ule an appointment: Jennifer Tallma Shalim
with Beach Community Bank, 244- Har
9900, ext. 255 or e-mail
jennifert@beachcommunitybank.com Counto
ues to
Fitness regime offered
If you're looking for a through
challenging workout or Lactivit
just want to become more Garden
physically fit, join the Flower
ROTC students at flower
Northwest Florida State College for on ho
physical training this summer, and get design
into shape free of charge as the pro- author
gram opens its workout routine to the
public. Youth and adults of any athlet-
ic ability, who are at least 16 years of
age, are invited to join the students in
the college's ROTC program for cir
cuit training, upper body and abdomi-
nal training, cardio training, stretch-
ing, running and team sports every
Monday through Thursday, May 10-
Aug. 19, 6-7 a.m. at the Niceville
campus. Participants meet by the G
ROTC building at the west end of
campus by the ball fields.
Info: Capt. David Avallone, 729-
6022 or avallond@nwfsc.edu.
Prenrn
Chamber breakfast set
The Niceville Valparaiso Chamber
of Commerce will hold its Second 915 1
Wednesday Breakfast May 12 at the 850.3
Niceville Community Center, 204 N W
Partin Drive, beginning at 7:15 a.m.
with coffee and conversation, fol-
lowed by breakfast at 7:30 a.m. This
month's sponsor is Twin Cities
Hospital. Chamber members, their
guests, and prospective members may
attend.
Garden club anniversary
The Bluewater Bay Garden Club
will celebrate its 25th anniversary
Thursday, May 13 at Rutherfords, 465
in Regatta Bay. Social time begins at If your
11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon.
All past presidents have been invited. F
Former club members and those inter-
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ested in joining are also invited. Ft
Reservations and information: Rose
Szymanski, 499-3449.






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Okaloosa County
mission on the Status of
n (OCCSW) honored 15
n, including three from
in Cities, who have con-
d to the well being of area
is in
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West
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raid
Fort Sherry Harlow
n Beach Campus Tuesday,

honorees include Dr.
Gillie Gossom of UWF
ld Coast; Sherry Harlow
Marie Harrison of
aiso; Marnie Tate, Aimee
r, Laura Hussey, Eddie
wens, Joanna Musser and
P. Evanchyk of Fort
n Beach; Rosanna G.
ry and Patricia Moran of
Esther; Carol Koch of
co
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ith
reaux
f
ville;
Karen
and
Davis
ng of
[ar. Marie Harrison
rison, a retired Okaloosa
y school teacher, contin-
contribute to the area
h her many gardening
ies. She is a Master
ler, nationally Accredited
r Show Judge, national
show schools instructor
rticulture, and a floral
instructor. She is the
of four books specific to


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Gulf Coast gardening and a con-
tributing writer to Florida
Gardening Magazine, Dave's
Garden Web site, and various
area newspapers.
Harlow, marketing director
of Eglin Federal Credit Union,
was a founding member of the
Emerald Coast Public Relations
Organization in 1992 and has
served in many roles in both
ECPRO and the Southern
Public Relations Federation,
which named her Practitioner of
the Year in 2000.
Boudreaux is dedicated to
her community through city
government, the Chamber of
Commerce,
Kiwanis
Club, her
church and
the schools.
She has
been elected
repeatedly
to the
Niceville
C i t y
City
Council; the Judith
Kiwanis Boudreaux
Club has
honored her many times and the
Chamber named her Citizen of
the Year.
The honorees' names are
placed on a plaque located in the
library at the Fort Walton Beach
campus of the University of
West Florida with a nearby book
The Okaloosa County
Commission on the Status of
Women (OCCSW) was estab-
lished by the Board of County
Commissioners in 1995 to rec-
ognize and honor women who
have made significant contribu-
tions to the improvement of
women and citizens of
Okaloosa County. For more
information, contact Lois Hoyt,
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Garden club plans

silver celebration


The Bluewater Bay Garden
Club will celebrate its 25th
anniversary Thursday, May 13,
at Rutherfords 465 in Regatta

Betty Burr, founder and first
president of the Bluewater
Bay Garden Club.


Bay at 11 a.m, with lunch at
noon. Founder and first presi-
dent Betty Burr will attend and
all other past presidents have
been invited as well.
For more information, call
Audrey Hains at 897-3624 or to
make a luncheon reservation,
call Rose Szymanski at 499-
3449.


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Big leaf
Audrey Young of Valparaiso
shows off the flower and leaves
of an ashe magnolia. According
to the University of Florida
extension Web site, ashe mag-
nolia is a smaller form of the
larger bigleaf magnolia, which is
found only in the Florida
Panhandle. The ashe variety is a
large shrub or small tree that
typically grows to about 25 feet
high, with leaves close to two
feet long and a foot wide, with a
6- to 8-inch diameter flower.
Beacon photo by Del Lessard


To help finance its mission trip
to Belize this summer, the
Rocky Bayou Christian School
Missions Club will hold a


BIG GARAGE SALE


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SATURDAY, MAY 8, 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M.,
at Cain's Air Conditioning & Heating,
500 Hwy. 85 North, Niceville.
The club is accepting donations for the
garage sale. Drop them off at Cain's.
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Located in Navarre.
Delivery available,
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Along with being on a national
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fast approaching the Florida
Panhandle, One Hour Air
Conditioning and Heating recom-
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air systems cooling your house
and searching for ways to save
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"First and foremost we respect
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day and as soon as possible. We
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Their highly trained staff serv-
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blowing as a way to save cus-
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Stacy Hebert said. "You may also
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Let Kiwanis Raise Old Glory At Your House
There are seven times a year when flying our flag is
the perfect way to show your family's patriotic spirit.
Kiwanis can make it easy for you to do this!
For just $35 a year, we will install a permanent inground base
for your flag. Then, just before LABOR DAY and 9/11,
VETERANS DAY, PRESIDENTS DAY, MEMORIAL DAY, FLAG
DAY, INDEPENDENCE DAY and MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY,
we will install a 3x5 foot sewn flag (not printed) on a metal pole
in front of your home. And take it down afterwards. Kiwanis
does it all, you do nothing but look proud! The modest $35 a
year supports Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club's numerous
children's programs throughout our community.
Time's a wastin'. Act now!
Call Bill at 897-4396 or Jim at 897-3068 and order a flag.
Serving the Children of the World


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ing them happy."
"We want to go the extra mile
for our customer," Wytrwal said.
"Niceville and Valparaiso has
given us the opportunity to be the
kind of outreaching company we
want to be. All our service is for
the community."
As a special thanks to the
community, this baseball season
One Hour is sponsoring a
Niceville/Valparaiso Little League
team. The workers of One Hour
are also doing a company-wide
volunteering of their time May 15
to Habitat for Humanity.
"We just want to say thanks to
our community and reach out as
much as we can," Wytrwal said.
So why wait for the air condi-
tioning system to fail in the mid-
dle of summer's first heat wave?
Give One Hour Air Conditioning
and Heating a call at 398-4443,
and schedule an appointment to
replace the old, low-efficiency
system with a new system that
will save energy and work reli-
ably. One Hour serves all
Okaloosa County and parts of
Walton and Santa Rosa counties.
It is located at 95 E. John Sims
Pkwy, Niceville.


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