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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 12, 2010
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Bluewater Bay
United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
Coordinates: 30.516111 x -86.471667 ( Place of Publication )
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General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Volume ID: VID00008
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Home building 'not recommended' for Valparaiso


and half of Niceville due to expected F-35 jet noise


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
A Pentagon-funded study has rec-
ommended that new homes no longer
be built in Valparaiso or about half of
Niceville because of noisy F-35 fight-
er jets that will be based at Eglin Air
Force Base starting later this year.
The civilian study, released
Monday, stated: "Due to its proximity
to the airfield at Eglin Main Base, the
airfield that will be primarily used for
the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) aircraft,
the Niceville/Valparaiso Growth
Area's entire western half is overlaid
by 'military operations exclusion
areas,' accounting for over 33 percent
of the growth area's land. This exclu-
sion is a result of the Joint Strike
Fighter noise contour."
"Residential development is not
recommended within this military
exclusion area, however proper sound





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Niceville

man dies in

SUV crash
By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
A Niceville man was killed
Saturday in a single-vehicle crash
on Highway 85, north of College
Boulevard, according to authori-
ties.
Troy D. Knipe, 47, of Niceville,
was pronounced dead at the scene
of the accident by EMS personnel,
according to a report from the
Niceville Police Department. The
accident was reported to police at
7:19 p.m.
According to police spokesman
Lt. Randy Sallee, Knipe was driv-
ing a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer north
on Highway 85 when he veered to
the right on the east side of the
road, overcorrected to the left,
crossed both northbound lanes,
and overturned in the median.
Knipe was ejected from the
vehicle. A dog in the SUV was
also ejected and killed, he said.
The vehicle was declared a total
loss.
Niceville Fire Chief Tommy
Mayville said the accident
occurred on Highway 85 just south
of Anderson Pond.
As of Tuesday the accident was
still under investigation, Sallee
said.


attenuations construction standards
could reduce noise issues," the study
stated.
The study said the exclusion area
"includes the entire City of Valparaiso
and over half of the City of Niceville."
The Niceville exclusion area is chiefly
in the city's western and southern sec-
tors.
Virtually all of the affected "exclu-
sion area" is already developed, with
single-family homes predominating.
A public hearing on the study and







F-35s will start arriving at Eglin
later this year.


its recommendations is set for 6 p.m.,
June 7, at Northwest Florida State
College, Building K, Niceville.
The growth study, described as
"final," was released as Niceville's
mayor and a representative of the
Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of
Commerce were among Northwest
Florida representatives at Ft. Bragg,
N.C., this week, urging soldiers of the
7th Special Forces Group to consider
the many advantages of the Twin
Cities as their next home. Some 2,200
7th SFG soldiers are scheduled to
move to a new Army base on Eglin
land north of Niceville next year.
Most have families and are expected
to live off base.
The growth management study is
the second of two federally-funded
efforts assisting local communities in
planning for the effects of the 2005
Please see NOISE, page A-7


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This map is included in the Final Tri-County Growth Management Study, showing
"military exclusion" areas (diagonal lines) in much of Niceville and all of Valparaiso
where new residential development is "not recommended" because of current fore-
casts of F-35 jet noise.


Bridge


toll hike


set for


June 1

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Motorists using the Mid-
Bay Bridge between Niceville
and Destin will have to pay an
additional 50 cents in tolls each
way starting June 1. Due to
slumping toll revenues and
mushrooming construction
costs, the increase comes more
than two years earlier than
expected.
The rate increase means cash
payers will pay $3 each way, up
20 percent from the current

Inquiring Photographer, A-6.

$2.50. SunPass users will pay
$2 each way, up 33 percent
from the $1.50 toll that has been
in effect since October 2004.
Separately, the tentative toll
on the 11-mile bridge connector
now under construction was dis-
closed. Tolls consultant Arthur
Goldberg, of URS, told Mid-
Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA)
directors that the current finance
plan envisions a $1.50 cash toll,
or $1 SunPass toll, for motorists
using the connector road, which
Please see TOLL, page A-7


Oil-spill precautions taken


Photos by Mike Griffith and Brayton Miles
While beachgoers enjoyed the sun, sand and water at East Pass, Destin, Friday, oil-containment booms were being moved
from the nearby Coast Guard station and positioned along the shore, in case they need to be stretched across the pass in
an attempt to stem a Gulf oil slick that may threaten the fragile ecosystem of Choctawhatchee Bay. The Coast Guard said
Monday that oil booms have been or will be "staged" at the mouths of the following waterways in the Niceville-Valparaiso
area, and are ready to deploy if oil threatens them: Toms Bayou, Shirk Bayou, Sara Ann Bayou, John Bayou (inset) and
Ward Cove. A weekend attempt to cap a well gushing oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster site 40 miles off Louisiana
failed. Authorities said no oil is expected to pollute Okaloosa County beaches before tomorrow at the earliest.


Heroes'

welcome
Five-year-old Eli Hurwitz
greets Richard B. Stewart
of Niceville, one of 100
World War II veterans
returning from a daylong
Honor Flight visit to war
memorials in Washington,
D.C. Hundreds of well-
wishers were on hand to
greet the veterans as they
arrived Wednesday
evening at Northwest
Florida Regional Airport,
the completion of the sev-
enth Emerald Coast Honor
Flight.
Beacon photo
by Sarah Clauson






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Wednesday, May 12, 2010


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seeking reelection.
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Howard Hill, personally, but
said she was spurred to throw
her hat in the ring since no
incumbent school board mem-
ber seeking reelection in the
past six years had been
opposed.
Thrush has until May 17 to
collect at least 1,294 signed
petitions required to qualify by
petition. If she is unable to
qualify by petition she said she
would pay the qualifying fee,
$1,347, during the qualifica-
tion period, from noon June 14
through noon June 18.
Since the school board
races are non-partisan, there
will be no primary. The gener-
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announced candidates for the
District 5 seat so far.
The District 1 and District 3
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THE BAY BEACON.


Page A-3


Relay exceeds goal


A day of

prayer
The National Day of
Prayer was observed
Thursday by citizens gath-
ered at Niceville City Hall.
The 59th annual national
observance was held
despite a federal judge's
ruling April 15 that the law
establishing the event,
signed in 1952 by
President Harry S.
Truman, was unconstitu-
tional. The ruling was
stayed pending appeal.
Pictured, Rocky Bayou
Christian School students
gather to pray during the
Niceville observance.
Beacon photo by Emily Kent


By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
Despite being all but washed
out by torrential rains the week-
end of April 30-May 1, the
Niceville Relay for Life partici-
pants exceeded their goal of
$130,000 collected. As of
Tuesday, collections totaled
$144,850.
Leading the way was the Twin
Cities Women's Club, which col-
lected a whopping $18,981. Close
behind was the city of Niceville,
with $16,011.08.
Collections of the remaining
39 teams, in descending order,
were:
Valparaiso Elementary School,
$8,579; First United Methodist
Church, $6,862.45; Addie Lewis
Middle School, $6,300; St. Paul
Lutheran, $6,274.65; Edge
Elementary School, $5,187.75;
Christ Our Redeemer Catholic
Church, $5,090.13; Kiwanis Club
of Niceville-Valparaiso, $4,790;
Emerald Coast Parrot Heads,
$4,710; Twin Cities Hospital,
$4,618.67; and Panther Pride,
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Also, AAC/PK & 96 Cons,
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School, $3,631.63; Parkway
Veterinarian, $3,421; L-3 Straits,
$3,115; Ruckel Middle School,
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Survivor & Friends, $2,400;
Qualis Corporation, $2,215.50;
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Arrests
Shane Adam Vanderpool, unem-
ployed, 25, of 1440 Hickory St.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies April 27 on a misde-
meanor violation of probation
charge on an original traffic
offense.

Mike Eron Mandel, self-
employed, 33, of 4095 Rocky
Drive, Niceville, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies April 28 on the
charge of failure to appear on the
original charge of DUI.

Benjamin K. Kennedy, a dish-
washer, 18, of 632 Carr Drive,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
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charge of possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription.
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of his vehicle at a Fort Walton
Beach address, deputies found
three bags of marijuana, one
under the driver's seat, another in
a cup holder in the rear of the
vehicle and another under a pillow


in the rear of the vehicle.
Kennedy was the only occupant of
the vehicle and told deputies he
had no knowledge of the marijua-
na. The marijuana totaled 22
grams.

Joshua David Lane, a student, 18,
of 1706 Evans Court, Niceville,
was arrested by sheriff's deputies
April on charges of possession of
less than 20 grams of marijuana
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia.

Christopher Allen Small, a resort
maintenance worker, 41, of 527
Matthew St., Niceville, was arrest-
ed by sheriff's deputies April 27
on the charge of failure to appear
for a violation of probation hear-
ing on the original charge of DUI.

William Jason Adams, 35, with an
at-large address, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies, on Tamarack
Avenue, Niceville, April 9, on a
warrant for violation of probation
on the original charge of traffick-
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During a search incidental to the
warrant arrest, deputies found a
plastic container in Adams' left
front pocket which contained
between eight and 10 grams of
methamphetamine. Adams was
subsequently arrested on the
charges of possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription, methamphetamine, and
possession of drug paraphernalia.

Eric John Echevarria, a gutter
installer, 29, of 1306 Keturah St.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies April 14 on a felony
warrant from the California
Department of Corrections for
violation of probation on the orig-
inal charge of fraud.

Brian Colby Hansen, a kitchen
manager, 46, of 703 Kumquat
Ave., Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police May 3 on a
Walton County warrant for viola-
tion of probation on the original
charge of DUI.

A 17-year-old Miramar Beach
boy, a student, was arrested by
Niceville police May 2 on the
charge of disorderly conduct,
breach of peace. The boy was
allegedly one of two students
involved in a fight March 19 that
attracted more than 20 spectators,
and moved from the parking lot of
a Niceville church to shopping
center parking lot at 1128 E. John
Sims Parkway. The other combat-
ant was arrested earlier.

Julian Frank Kalivoda, unem-
ployed, 24, of 101 Friar Tuck


Drive, Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police, subsequent to a
traffic stop, April 28, on charges
of resisting an officer with vio-
lence and possession of a con-
trolled substance, crack cocaine.
Police initiated the traffic stop for
not wearing a seat belt and a stop
sign violation and Kalivoda said
he didn't have any identification
but did have a valid license. After
a records check police learned that
Kalivoda allegedly had a revoked
license and was a habitual traffic
offender. When police tried to
arrest him, Kalivoda allegedly
struggled with the officer and was
not handcuffed until backup
arrived. After subduing Kalivoda
police found a bag with a rock of
cocaine on the ground next to the
driver's side door.

Jimmy Dean Glover, a student,
18, of 611 Osceola Drive, Eglin
Air Force Base, was arrested by
Niceville police April 30 on the
charge of aggravated battery.
On April 3 at a house party in the
1000 block of Darlington Oak
Drive, Glover allegedly struck
another party-goer in the back of
the head with a baseball bat dur-
ing an altercation involving the
victim and another person at the
party. The victim was taken to
Fort Walton Beach Medical
Center for treatment of his
injuries.

Todd Allan Branham, a construc-
tion worker, 41, of 326
Montgomery St., Fort Myers, was
arrested by Niceville police April
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E. John Sims Pkwy. ................. Medical.......................... 05/03/10.................0718
E. SR20/Redwood ..............Vehicle Crash .................05/03/10.................1415
Lincolnshire Drive.......................Medical............................05/04/10.................0216
Als D rive.................................... M edical.......................... 05/04/10.................1030
S. Cedar Avenue...................... Illegal Burning.................05/04/10.................1338
E. College Blvd...........................Service Call....................05/04/10.................... 1412
Meigs Drive................................. Medical............................ 05/05/10.................1143
Linda Court... ....................... Medical. .................... 05/06/10.................0154
Reeves Street........................... M edical.......................... 05/06/10.................1224
College Blvd................................ Medical l............................05/06/10.................2105
SR85N/SR123............................Vehicle Crash .................05/06/10.................2138
Valparaiso Blvd.......................... M edica l.......................... 05/07/10.................0021
Yellow Pine Court........... Medical...................... 05/07/10.................0532
Finck Road.................................. Medical............................ 05/07/10.................1345
Reeves Street........................... M edica l.......................... 05/07/10.................1625
Cherrywood Court.................... Medical.......................... 05/07/10.................1930
21st Street................................. M edical.......................... 05/08/10.................1439
E. John Sims Pkwy ...................Medical............................05/08/10.................1539
John Sims/Palm Blvd.................Vehicle Crash .................05/08/10.................1847
S R85N ...................................... Vehicle C rash .................05/08/10.................1905
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The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls May 2 through
May 10.
Location Situation Date Time
Evans Road............................. EMS excluding vehicle...........5/02/10 ..........07:17
W hite Point Road .................... Good intent call..................... 5/02/10 ..........20:01
North White Point Road............Medical assist EMS ................5/03/10 ..........04:04
Muirfield W ay........................... EMS excluding vehicle...........5/03/10 ..........07:18
North White Point Road............Medical assist EMS ................5/03/10 ..........11:33
Merchants Way........................Dispatched cancelled.............5/03/10 ..........14:19
E Highway 20 & Range Road..Dispatched cancelled.............5/04/10 ..........06:36
Yacht Club Drive........................Medical assist EMS ................5/04/10 ..........16:32
Highway 20 East.....................Medical assist EMS................5/05/10 ..........10:17
North White Point Road............Medical assist EMS ................5/05/10 ..........16:22
W right Circle ............................ Motor vehicle accident............5/05/10 ..........19:53
Napa W ay................................ Medical assist EMS ................5/05/10 ..........22:43
Merchants Way........................EMS excluding vehicle...........5/06/10 ..........09:56
Bay Drive .................................Gasoline or other flammable..5/06/10 ..........18:59
North White Point Road............Dispatched cancelled.............5/08/10 ..........07:33
Armadillo Trail .......................... Medical assist EMS ................5/08/10 ..........08:51
Parkwood Court.......................Medical assist EMS ................5/08/10 ..........10:58
North White Point Road............EMS excluding vehicle...........5/08/10 ..........11:31
North White Point Road............Medical assist EMS ................5/08/10 ..........20:39
Saint Croix Cove .......................Medical assist EMS ................5/09/10 ..........01:43
White Point Road......................EMS excluding vehicle...........5/09/10 ..........02:24
North White Point Road............EMS excluding vehicle.............5/10/10 ..........09:49
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F-35
From page A-7
said that the Air Force had not
objected to that development.
Fanto said that the growth
report did not address real estate
disclosures. It's up to each com-
munity to determine noise-dis-
closure rules, he said. Okaloosa
County has asked the Florida
Legislature to require such dis-
closure, he said, so far without
success.
However, the Niceville City
Council last year passed a reso-
lution last year endorsing all of
the earlier JLUS recommenda-
tions for Niceville, including



BLOTTER
From page A-4
30 on Lee County warrant for
trespass and battery as well as a
warrant for unpaid child support.

Janel Katherine Spain, 27, of 3782
Peachtree Way, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies May
5 on a Santa Rosa warrant for pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
distribute within 1,000 feet of a
church and possession of drug
paraphernalia.

Stacey Rae Dent, 35, of 1405 Date
Pahn Circle, Niceville, was arrest-
ed by sheriff's deputies May 4 on


implementing disclosure proce-
dures, soundproofing standards
for homes in high-noise areas,
and identifying high jet-noise
zones (greater than 65 decibels).
Some officials lauded the
report.
"The city is excited that the
study has been finished and
looks forward to implementing
Eglin's new mission," said
Niceville Councilman Bill
Smith, the city's representative
to the JLUS and growth man-
agement studies.
"I think you'll see the noise
contours drastically rolled
back," said Smith about the
anticipated Eglin SEIS on the F-
35.

a misdemeanor worthless check
charge, a $24.36 bad check.

Johnnie Ray Spain, an electrician,
35, of 3782 Peachtree Way,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies May 4 on a charge
of violation of probation on the
original charge of battery.
Thefts
A Valparaiso business in the 300
block of Kelly Road was reported-
ly burglarized sometime April 23-
26. A cinder block was used to
break a window and enter a metal
building where approximately
$200 was stolen from a desk
drawer. Two vehicles at the busi-
ness also appeared to have been


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It was unclear why the
growth study didn't wait for the
new noise estimates said to be a
part of the SEIS study.
Okaloosa County
Commission Chairrman Wayne
Harris, Crestview, said the new
growth report "has resulted in a
thorough analysis of the poten-
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result of BRAC at Eglin, and
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burglarized but only loose change
from one of the vehicles was
reported missing.

A Pensacola resident reported
April 22 that unknown persons)
stole his 2003, 25-foot camping
trailer from the storage lot, 1420
Live Oak St., Niceville, where he
last saw it on or about Jan. 1. The
stolen camper was valued at
between $5,000 and $10,000.

A Niceville resident from the 700


of Commerce, said, "While this
document is now available for
the public to review, the process
has not ended." He said the
June 7 hearing in Niceville
would "field any final commu-
nity concerns."
The full text of the Final
Growth Management Plan doc-
ument can be found at
http://webgis.co.okaloosa.fl.us/
jlus/index.php/growth-manage-
ment-planning/growth-manage-
ment-planning -
documents.html.
For more information, con-
tact Jeff Fanto, Growth Project
Coordinator, at
jfanto@co.okaloosa.fl.us, or by
calling 609-3014.

block of St. John Cove reported
April 24 that all four vehicles at
the residence had had the registra-
tion decals stolen off the license
plates. The victim became aware
of the theft when her daughter's
vehicle was towed because the
previous decal left on the plate
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A Niceville resident April 23 left
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010


THE BAY BEACON


Page A-7


TOLL
From page A-1
is due to be completed in 2014.
The $180 million connector
road, a bypass that will link
Highway 85 North in Niceville to
the toll bridge, will have a single,
automated toll station near Rocky
Bayou. Thus, drivers using both
the northern part of the connector
road and the bridge will pay a
combined one-way toll of $4.50
cash, or $3 using SunPass.
The bridge toll increase
announced last week comes about
two-and-a-quarter years earlier
than originally planned, said
Goldberg. He told the five-mem-
ber MBBA board of directors
May 5 that the increase was nec-
essary due to declining toll rev-
enues over the past three years


and to help pay for construction of
the next two phases of the bridge
connector road. Lower revenue
has been blamed on the recession.
Pete Blome, chairman of the
Libertarian Party of Okaloosa
County, was one of three people
who spoke at the MBBA public
hearing in opposition to the toll
increase.
Blome said that the increase
was unnecessary and would
impose additional costs on work-
ing people during an economic
downturn.
Blome also cited MBBA sta-
tistics showing three years of
declining traffic over the bridge
since 2006. There were nearly
800,000 fewer vehicle trips over
the bridge in 2009, compared
with 2006.
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of future toll increases.
Lee Jackson of Shalimar and
Lynne Whittemore of Niceville
also spoke in opposition to the toll
increase. Jackson said the nation-
al economic downturn was a poor
time to raise rates on residents and
asked if the MBBA had any con-
tingency funds to deal with a
financial reverse such as the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill that
might cause further reductions in
tourist traffic.
Whittemore said she and oth-
ers whose work requires frequent
trips over the bridge objected to
the larger percentage increase on
SunPass users compared with
cash payers. She wanted tourists
to bear a bigger share of the
increase.


No member of the public
spoke in favor of the toll increase.
Bridge authority Executive
Director Jim Vest said that during
April, toll revenue was
$1,092,302, up $7,588, or 0.7
percent, from April 2009, he said.
For the fiscal year that began Oct.
1, however, revenue was
$6,696,629, through April 30,
down 0.3 percent from the year-
earlier period. Moreover, the cur-
rent year-to-date total falls far
short of that of the peak year, fis-
cal 2005, when tolls for the same
seven-month period totaled near-
ly $8.14 million.
Separately, the MBBA sched-
uled a public information session
May 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at
Niceville Community Center,
204 N. Partin Drive, to explain
the connector project.


NOISE 1..I


From page A-1
Base Realignment and
Closure (BRAC) decisions to
relocate the 7th SFG and estab-
lish the nation's first F-35 train-
ing center at Eglin. The study
was funded by the Department of
Defense and was carried out by a
contractor on behalf of the coun-
ties of Okaloosa, Walton and
Santa Rosa and the affected
cities.
"This plan is a tool we can use
now to begin the implementation
work for the recommendations
in the study," said Jeff Fanto,
study coordinator for Okaloosa
County. "With the identification
of six growth areas in the vast tri-
county area (Crestview, Fort
Walton Beach, Niceville/
Valparaiso, Milton, Navarre and
Mossy Head), we can tailor our
implementation strategy to focus
on these areas."
Fanto said the military opera-
tions exclusion areas are based
on last year's Joint Land Use
Study (JLUS) maximum mission
noise contours for F-35s operat-
ing out of Eglin's Main Base. He
called the noise profiles used in
the study as a "worst case," and
said that they are likely to
change, perhaps for the better, as
the Air Force continues to make
decisions on the number of F-35s
stationed at Eglin, as well as
where they will fly.
The Air Force this summer is
expected to release a
Supplemental Environmental
Impact Study (SEIS) on the F-35
beddown at Eglin. To date the
Air Force has decided to base
only 59 aircraft at Eglin, down
from an initially proposed 107.
The growth report's forecast of
noise levels is based on the high-
er number.
The SEIS is also tasked with
looking at alternative Eglin run-
ways to fly the noisy jet to lessen
the impact on Valparaiso and
parts of Niceville, although
Niceville officials never voiced
any official concerns about the
jet noise during the JLUS
process.
Valparaiso City Attorney
Doug Wyckoff was quick to call
the growth study released
Monday a "tremendous waste of
money." Wyckoff said that the
tri-county study group pressed
ahead with the "final" report
even though the Air Force had
chosen a different configuration


Special to the Beacon
Community representatives from throughout Northwest Florida went to Fayetteville, N.C., earli-
er this week to operate an information forum for the 2,000 soldiers of Ft. Bragg's 7th Special
Forces Group, and their families, who will relocate to the Eglin area starting later this year.
Pictured: Okaloosa County School District representative Carolyn McAllister gives information
to Sgt. 1st Class Carlos Martinez, who expects to move to the area with his family in May 2011.


for F-35 flying operations and
was still considering changes in
flying operations in the SEIS.
Unless the Florida Legislature
enforces it, the growth plan's rec-
ommendations are not binding,
Wyckoff said. "This piece of
work is worthless," said
Wyckoff, who, acting on behalf
of Valparaiso, has been critical of
what city officials have called an
Air Force lack of concern for the
effects that F-35 noise will have
on Valparaiso.
Okaloosa County
Commissioner James Campbell,
of Niceville, said the "military
operations exclusion area" out-
lined in the growth report didn't
include most of the area's yet-
undeveloped land, which is in
northeast Niceville, east of the
Ruckel Airport.
Campbell said that home buy-
ers would probably buy a house
outside the exclusion area,
assuming equal pricing.
However, he acknowledged,
property values would probably
be lower in Valparaiso and areas
of western and southern
Niceville where the growth
report forecasts jet noise to be
highest.
"Where would you go?"
Campbell asked rhetorically,
referring to future home buyers.
"The parts of Niceville and
Valparaiso where (jet) noise is,
the price (of homes) is probably


going to be less," he said. "If
you want to live in this area (mil-
itary exclusion area) you can.
There it is. Of course, the quali-
ty of life and the price will be
affected."
Indeed, Valparaiso is treated
harshly in the growth manage-
ment report, which concludes
that city may be an unsuitable
home.
"Due to the location within
the noise contours and safety
zones, Valparaiso may not prove
to be a suitable option for house-
holds relocating to the growth
area, creating negligible change
in population for the communi-
ty," the report stated.
Niceville City Manager
Lannie Corbin said he had not
had time to read the study and
was unaware of the new "mili-
tary exclusion area" covering
half the city. Corbin wondered
if the designation would make it


harder to get a mortgage on
property within the exclusion
area.
Corbin noted that Eglin offi-
cials last year had recommended
against converting a single-fam-
ily home development on
College Boulevard to a denser
townhouse development due to
its location in an area deemed at
higher risk of aircraft crashes.
The developer withdrew its peti-
tion in the face of the Eglin rec-
ommendation and neighborhood
opposition.
The Niceville City Council
last night was scheduled to rule
on a planning board recommen-
dation that it approve a 31-lot
subdivision near Edge
Elementary School, an area out-
side the crash risk zone but with-
in the "exclusion area"
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The MBBA, an appointed
body, also approved a FY 2011
budget resolution that totals
$119.4 million, including $100
million in expected proceeds
from a bond issue to fund the
connector road construction. The
budget will be submitted to the


Okaloosa County Commission
May 18. Vest said the county
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The county champion Lewis Middle School track team, from left: front, Brendan Devlin, Zack Fralish, Scott
Wheeler, Christian Wade, Romeo Blackmon, Anthony Robbins, Colton Norris, Malik Mumpfield and Nick Morken;
rear, Zack Burkhart, Noah Phillips, Aaron Morton, Alec Boisjolie, LeVon Swafford, Tyre McCants, Marshall Mosley,
Gabe Simon, Jordan Tinder, Paris Alexander, Hunter Brookshire, coach Tom Burke and Thomas Howell.
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The Lewis Middle School
boys track team won its seventh
county championship
Wednesday, April 27, in a domi-
nating fashion. Lewis scored 103
points while the Bruner
boys placed second with
50 points. 'I h
Lewis showed strength 21
in all areas of the meet,
including long distance, train
sprints, field events and bul
relays. The team set a goal
at the beginning of the sea-
son to take home another
county championship and
the athletes worked very hard to
do it.
Eighth grader Thomas Howell
set two county records. He broke
the county mile run record with a
time of 4:44 and the mile record
with a time of 2:11. "I have been
coaching track for 21 years at


Lewis and have trained great dis-
tance runners but Thomas tops
them all," said coach Tom Burke.
"He is the most dedicated runner I
have ever coached. If I asked him

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years at Lewis and hav
ined great distance runn
t Thomas tops them all,'
-Coach Tom B

to run five miles, Thomas would
run six or seven. He worked very
hard to break the records and they
are well-deserved. I know
Thomas will be in good hands at
Niceville High School. Coach
(Sherman) Eller will make sure
Thomas continues to stay on a


great running program."
Paris Alexander, a seventh
grader, won the 400 with a time of
56.6 seconds. Zack Burkhart won
the shot put with a throw of 43-3,
and Noah Phillips won
the discus with a throw
k for of 124-9. Tyree
e McCants took second
in the long jump with a
iers distance of 18-2 and
Zack Burkhart finished
second in the 400 with a
3urke time of 57.7 seconds.
Distance runner Nick
Morken finished fourth
in the mile and the half mile.
Thomas Howell, Noah
Phillips and Nick Morken placed
in the Panhandle Middle School
Track and Field Regional
Qualifier on Saturday, May 1,
which qualified all three to com-
pete at the state meet.


Local juniors won three of
seven divisions in the O'Sullivan,
Creel Junior Championships at
Holiday Golf Club, Panama City.
Niceville's Ivey Kelly shot 82
to win the girls 15-18 division.
Rocky Bayou's Jason Rogers
carded a 77, highlighted by a 2-
under-par back nine to win the
boys 14-15 division. Niceville's
Harrison Krause placed fourth.
Ruckel's Stephen Shephard
placed fourth in the boys 12-13,
and Niceville's Daniel Butterfield
placed second in the boys 16-18
division, as did Ruckel's Antonia
Poate in the girls 12-14 group. In
the boys and girls 7-9 division
Caroline Craig shot a 45 for third.


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High School Eagles Tuesday,
May 4, as they were stampeded
10-0 by Pace in the Region 1-5A
quarterfinal game in Pace.
The Eagles finished the season
23-6, but lost the district title
game 3-1 to Pace, which turned
out to be a harbinger of things to
come.
Tuesday, starting pitcher Colt
Tarpley couldn't find the strike
zone early, walking four of the
first five batters he faced and
allowing a single to the fifth hitter.
Although he limited the Patriots
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Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson
NHS in state playoff
Karen Starnes (6) gets a high-five from teammate Meagan
Balding after she scored on a hit by Shannon Brinkley in last
Wednesday's Region 1-5A softball final against Tallahassee
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been chosen to be recipients of
this year's Katie Mathews White
Memorial Take Stock in
Children scholarships.
Scholarship winners are
Chanteria Hamm, Lewis Middle
School, and Jessica Brandau,
Ruckel Middle School, accord-
ing to Cindy Frazier, Okaloosa
County Take Stock director.
This is the third year that
funds from the Katie Mathews
White Memorial, a privately
donated scholarship adminis-
tered by the city of Niceville,
have been awarded via the Take
Stock in Children program.
Support of community members
such as the late Mrs. White
through her foundation make it
possible to attend college for
promising young students who
might not otherwise be able to
afford college tuition.
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will be matched dollar for dollar
by the Florida Prepaid College
Foundation to pay the cost of
tuition for four years of college
at participating colleges and uni-
versities in Florida.
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comprehensive program that
helps children succeed by pro-
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student advocates/case man-
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long-term support for recipients.
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public schools and tax-supported
charter schools, is supported
publicly and privately by state
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civic and religious organizations,
and private citizens.
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tering the state average, 1126, and national average, 1185.
From left: front, Ciara Ordner, Cody McWilliams and Matthew
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and Emmett White. Not shown is Andrew Moore. They were
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RMS band outperforms


high schools at festival


The Ruckel Middle School Band was named 'Overall Grand Champion' at the All-Star Music
Festival in Orlando.


Seventy-nine members of the
Ruckel Middle School Band per-
formed at Universal Studios in
Orlando April 17.
The Ruckel Honor Band also
participated in the All-Star Music
Festival at Olympia High School
in Orlando. In addition to receiv-
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the judges, the band was named
"Overall Grand Champion" of
the instrumental division festival,
receiving the highest total score
from the judges for the entire
weekend.
The Ruckel Honor Band was


the only middle school instru-
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scored higher than all the other
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orchestras, all of which were
high school groups.
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weekends throughout March,
April, and May.
To date, the Ruckel Honor
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season, even while competing
against high school bands. This
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All-Star Music Festival's


Rocky students test well in Latin


Rocky Bayou Christian
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Latin students placed well on
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students won individual hon-
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Air Force Airman 1st Class
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College of the Air Force.
He is the son of James
Decker of Palm Boulevard.,
Niceville.
Decker graduated in 2002
from Niceville High School,
and received a bachelor's
degree in 2007 from the
University of West Florida,
Pensacola.

Air Force Airman Christian
M. Shenkel graduated from
basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program
that included training in mili-
tary discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fit-
ness, and basic warfare princi-
ples and skills.
Airmen who complete basic
training earn four credits toward
an associate in applied science
degree through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Ronald and
Kathleen Shenkel of Poplar
Place, Niceville.
Shenkel is a 2005 graduate
of Niceville High School.

Air Force Airman Thomas
R. Moore graduated from basic
military training at Lackland


Air Force Base, San Antonio.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program
that included training in mili-
tary discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fit-
ness, and basic warfare princi-
ples and skills.
Airmen who complete basic
training earn four credits toward
an associate
in applied
science
degree
through the
Community
College of
the Air
Force.
He is the





Niceville High School.

Navy Seaman Apprentice
Nicole M. Calvery, daughter
of Laura L. and Dale W.
Calvery of Niceville, recently
completed U.S. Navy basic
training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Calvery completed a vari-
ety of training which included
classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water
safety and survival, and ship-
board and aircraft safety. An
emphasis was also placed on
physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations." This
exercise gives recruits the skills
and confidence they need to
succeed in the fleet. "Battle
Stations" is designed to galva-
nize the basic warrior attributes
of sacrifice, dedication, team-
work and endurance in each
recruit through the practical
application of basic Navy skills
and the core values of honor,
courage and commitment. Its
distinctly "Navy" flavor was
designed to take into account
what it means to be a sailor.
Calvery is a 2007 graduate of
Niceville High School.


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Brownie Troop 980 delivered 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the Children's Advocacy Center
April 28 for disbursement to local children. As part of the Gift of Caring program, the troop had
solicited the local community for donations on behalf of the CAC during booth and door to door
sales. The troop itself purchased and donated more than 25 boxes to the center. From left: kneel-
ing, Julie Hurst, CAC executive director; Jen Floro, development manager and Ashley Pearson;
Standing, Amy Laurent; Kelsey McDonald; Annika Candell; Justine Buell and Kaitlyn Buell.


College to offer free dental X-rays


A Northwest Florida State
College dental assisting stu-
dent X-rays a patient. The pro-
gram will provide free X-rays
for the public in June and July
by appointment.


The dental assisting program at
Northwest Florida State College
will provide free dental X-rays in
June and July as a service to the
public and to provide practical
experience for NWFSC dental
radiography students.
A written request or prescrip-
tion from a dentist stating the spe-
cific X-rays needed is required.
The finished X-rays are given to
the requesting dentist for diagno-
sis and any follow-up treatment
necessary.
Full mouth, bite-wing and
panoramic X-rays are available.
All patients must complete a med-
ical history, must not have any
condition such as pregnancy that
would prohibit having dental X-
rays, and must not have had recent
dental X-rays taken.
Appointments are available on
Monday and Tuesdays from 8


a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Call the NWFSC
Dental Assisting program at 729-
6480 to schedule an appointment.
Individuals must have the request
or prescription from the dentist
prior to scheduling the appoint-
ment.
The NWFSC Dental Assisting
program is located on the NWFSC
Niceville campus, 100 College
Blvd, Bldg E, Room 307.


Alice A. Mentley
1926-2010
Alice Adele Mentley, age 83,
of Bluewater Bay, Fla., passed
away April 28, 2010.
She was bom June 14, 1926, in
Detroit to Dominic and Antoinette
Gratowski Mentlikowski. Miss
Mentley retired from Mobil Oil
Corp. as the
he ad
research
chemist. She
was a gradu-
ate of the
University
of Detroit.
She was a
member of
Holy Name
of Jesus Alice A. Mentley
Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by
her parents; two sisters, Virginia
Belanger and Dorothy Schultz;
and two brothers, James
Mentlikowski and Robert Martell.
She is survived by her brother,
Richard Martell; nephew, James
Schultz; and her great-nephews
Jeremy and Joshua.
A funeral was held Saturday,
May 8, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel
at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic
Church with Father Dominic offi-
ciating.
Interment took place at
Heritage Gardens Cemetery.
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Refuge needs supplies
Emerald Coast Animal Refuge
needs items to help save birds that
are endangered by the oil slick
approaching the Panhandle. If the
slick is diverted, any donated items
will be sent to the area where it is
expected to make landfall.
Needed are baby blankets, towels
and rags; heated blankets; heat lamps
and/or bulbs; backyard plastic kids'
pools; cages, crates and plastic boxes
with lids; blue Dawn detergent;
gauze, bandages, tape, gloves,
syringes and feeding tubes and saline
drips and lactated ringer's solution
(LRS). Expired medical supplies are
fine.
Call Lisa Miller at 974-6584.
'Fallen Soldier' monument
The city of Niceville is accepting
donations for the "Fallen Soldier"
monument which will be in memory
of fallen veterans and positioned out-
side the Community Center. The
monument will be made by "The
Large Art Co:' The goal is $4,400;
$1,800 has been raised so far. Send
donations to Fallen Soldiers Fund,
City of Niceville, 208 N. Partin
Drive, Niceville, FL 32578. Call Ron
Hall, 259-7794, for further informa-
tion.
Free summer fun book
If you are looking for activities
for your children this summer, check
out the United Way Children's
Summer Fun Guidebook. It has a
listing of fun activities offered in the
community for children
j ages 4-18.
It includes free activ-
ities such as movies and
story time and activities
that charge a fee, such as
summer camps and dance classes.
Local participating libraries and
businesses will help distribute the
guidebooks at no cost to the families.
Call the United Way at 243-0315
to request a copy or download it
from united-way.org.
Covenant sets yard sales
Covenant Hospice will hold
garage sales at 1419 29th St.,
Niceville Fridays and Saturdays,
May 21 and 22, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. to ben-
efit its non-funded and under-funded
programs in Okaloosa and Walton
counties.
For more information or to
donate, call Lill Jennings, 729-1800.


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 the evening,
proceeds of which also go to the
Taylor Haugen Foundation.
Uniquely Chic is offering ticket
holders 15 percent off storewide dur-
ing 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 pur-
chase tickets or make a raffle prize
donation. More details available at
shopuniquelychic.com or taylorhau-
gen.org

NHS 'Comedy Showcase'
The Niceville High School
Drama Department will present its
spring program, "A Comedy
Showcase," at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May
18, Wednesday, May 19, and
Saturday, May 22, at the Niceville
High School auditorium. The show-
case will include comedic duets,
monologues and ensembles, includ-
ing original works by
the drama students of
Thespian Troupe 7457.
A two-act play, "Just
Another High School
Play," by Bryan
Starchman will follow, performed
entirely by the first-year students of
the Drama I class. Doors open at
5:30 p.m.. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Advance tickets may also be pur-
chased through Niceville High
School Drama Director Charlie
Williams, 217-8101.
Bowl For Kids' Sake
It's time for Big Brothers, Big
Sisters' Bowl For Kids' Sake, the
organization's largest annual
fundraising campaign. Okaloosa and
Walton counties will hold their bowl-
a-thon at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May
13, at White Sands Bowling Center,
653 Beal Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach.
Participants are asked to form
teams of four bowlers and use the
Big Brothers, Big Sisters Web site to
raise money for the bowl-a-thon
(fortwalton.kintera.org/2010) then
spend a fun-filled day "bowling for
kids' sake." Registration and infor-
mation: 664-5437
Violinist to address guild
Heather Hennessey, a violinist
for both the Pensacola
Symphony Orchestra
and the NWF
Symphony Orchestra, '
will speak at the


Northwest Florida Symphony
Guild's monthly luncheon Thursday,
May 13, at Carrabbas Grill at Silver
Sands. The public is invited to the
social, which begins at 11:30 a.m.
Choctaw potluck dinner
Choctaw Beach Community
Center will have its monthly potluck
dinner May 14, 6 p.m. Potluck din-
ners are held the second Friday of
each month. Please bring a covered
dish. Sheriff Mike Adkinson will be
a guest speaker
Sailfest Regatta planned
The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club
will hold its Sailfest Regatta
Saturday, May 15, on
Chocwahatchee Bay. The race is
open to all sailors with the registra-
tion 10-11 a.m. at the Bluewater Bay
Marina. The skippers meeting will
be held at 11, with the starts begin-
ning at approximately noon. There
will be three classes, spinnaker, non-
spinnaker, and cruisers. The cruiser
class is designed for the novice sailor
who wants to try his hand at racing
while having fun. Prizes will be
awarded.":'
'Coffee House Live' set
"Coffee House Live" is sched-
uled for Saturday, May 15 at the
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of
the Emerald Coast, It will feature
musical talent from the panhandle


COST: $75.00 per session

WHO: Boys and Girls Ages 8 15 yrs


WHEN: June 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, & 25 .l,,i,I., ,
Wednesday, & Friday) Tournament and Cookout on
Sunday, June 27th.
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Wednesday, & Friday) Tournament and Cookout
on Sunday, July 25th.

TIME: 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m

INFO: The Junior Clinic sessions consist of up to 12
participants Registration is in Golf Shop starting May
15th. The Junior Clinic covers all aspects of beginning
golf. Range card for discounted range balls for the
summer until next school year begins. Participants
must have their own equipment (ie. Clubs)

Please call Golf Shop at Bluewater Bay Golf Club at 897-3241
for any additional information or questions. Payment is due
a(t ri'ooI i*ation l nInI nI-) o n n/i, *at I. /" l hoTihien r i' i" :' d/ i io I


area plus "open mic" opportunities
for walk-in artists, writers and per-
formers.
Featured artists will include The
Lazy Jacks, guitarist Dave Abraham,
soloist Elizabeth Ostenberg and
pianist Ron Fennell. The musicians
traditionally team-up for a jam ses-
sion near the end of the evening.
Annual Boggy Bayou Run
The sixth annual Boggy Bayou
5k Run/Walk & kid's 1-Mile Bog
Jog will take place May 15 at 8 a.m.
at Lewis Middle School. Early regis-
tration is $17 for the 5k run/walk and
$8 for the Kid's 1-mile. T-Shirts to
the first 250 registered. Applications
available at most fitness centers, or
register at active.com. Register at
Hog Heaven BBQ from 6-8 p.m.
Friday, May 14, or from 6:45 -7:45
a.m. at Lewis Middle School on race


day. Proceeds go to the Harriers In
Heaven Memorial Scholarship.
Additional information/ registration
forms contact Jim Frazier at
Running@valp.net 974-8061.
Men's Only Yard Sale
The annual yard sale for guys
only, sponsored by Knights of
Columbus, Christ Our Redeemer
Council #13527, is 7 a.m.-noon May
15. The sale will be at the home of
Vince Warsheski, 1554 Pine Street,
A Niceville. Sale includes
such items as: lawn
mowers, lawn and gar-
den tools, hardware,
furniture, hand and
power tools, grills, sports equipment
and other great finds. No shoes or
clothing will be sold. Proceeds will
help support Knights of Columbus
charities. For pick up of donated
items or Info: 897-2117.
Men at the Cross
Men at the Cross, a movement
that "empowers men to reach men"
will feature a presentation of a
Roman cross builder preparing for
Jesus' crucifixion, speaker Rick
Rigsby and Ted Cunningham, who
will encourage with humor, stories
and biblical truth. The event will
additionally feature musical talent as
well as break-out sessions on sexual
purity and the Christian worldview
for young men (ages 13 and up). The
May 15 event runs 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
at First United Methodist Church,
214 S. Partin Drive, Niceville. Info:
menatthecross.org.
Kids on Campus signups
Registration for the popular
"Kids on Campus" summer enrich-
ment program at Northwest Florida
College begins May 18 at the
Niceville Campus from 8 a.m. to 12
p.m. in Building K and from 12 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m. in Building C. Starting
May 19, parents may register at
NWFSC for the program until the
first session on a space available
basis. "Kids on Campus" offers
youth entering grades three to eight a
unique opportunity for fun learning
in a college environment with a vari-
ety of exciting classes in the areas of
athletics, theater, art, and academics.
The program offers two sessions
at the Niceville campus; June 21 to
July 1 and July 12 to 22.


Off to the races

Vixen, owned by Dave Lauderbaugh, foreground, Avocet,
owned by Pat Ballasch and Kahlua, owned by Mickey
Duvall, rear, vie for the lead during one of Bluewater
Sailboat Club's monthly summer Saturday and weekly
Wednesday evening races. Info: 279-6050


ay Bridge Authority





Mid-Bay Bridge Connector From the Mid-Bay Bridge to SR 85
May 20, 2010


PUBLIC INFORMATION WORKSHOP

The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority is constructing an 11 mile Limited Access Highway that
extends from the north landing of the Mid-Bay Bridge to SR 85 north of Niceville. The proj-
ect is being developed in three phases:

Phase 1: From the Mid-Bay Bridge to Range Road
Construction Initiated April 20, 2009
Construction Completion for May, 2011

Phase 2: From Range Road to SR 285
Design scheduled for completion August, 2010
Construction initiation scheduled for January, 2011
Construction completion scheduled for December, 2014

Phase 3: From SR 285 to SR 85
Design scheduled for completion August, 2010
Construction initiation scheduled for January, 2011
Construction completion scheduled for December, 2014

The workshop will be held Thursday,
May 20, 2010, from 5:30 PM until 7:00
PM in the Niceville Community
Center, 204 N. Partin Drive, Niceville,
Florida.

This workshop is being conducted to
afford interested persons an opportuni-
ty to become acquainted with the pro-
posed project. It will follow an "open
house" format and consist of maps,
drawings, and other pertinent informa-
tion showing the proposed conceptual
design. The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority
staff and consultants will be on hand to
answer your questions.

Public participation is solicited without
regard to race, color, national origin,
age, sex, religion, disability, or family
status.

Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with
Disabilities Act, or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact
Brad Collins with HDR Engineering, Inc. at (850) 432-6800 at least seven days prior to the
meeting.

DATE: Thursday, May 20, 2010
TIME: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
PLACE: Niceville Community Center
204 N. Partin Drive, Niceville, Florida 32578


Info: 729-6086.
Retired officers' wives
The Northwest Florida Retired
Officers Wives Club will meet at 11
a.m. Thursday, May 20, at the Eglin
Air Force Base Officers
Club. Lunch will be
served at 11:30 am. The
speaker will be Tom
Rice, retired Army,
about the Fisher House. Reservations
(by May 13): 609-8075.
Edge Spring Fling
Food, fun and games await you at
Edge Elementary's annual Spring
Fling Friday, May 21, 4-7:30 p.m.
Pre-sale tickets for indoor games
go on sale the May 19 at Edge and
$10 wristbands for unlimited out-
door bouncy rides are available at the
event.
Call Edge PTO for more details,
833-4138. Volunteers always needed
and welcomed.
Watch for Fun Arts Fest
The Okaloosa Arts Alliance in
conjunction with the Friends of the
Emerald Coast State Parks sponsors
the third annual Family Fun Arts
Fest, Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m.-5
p.m., at Henderson Beach State
Park, Highway 98,
Destin (across from the
Destin Walmart). Events
will include perform-
ances by local artists,
and family-fun activities. A silent
auction and booths with fine arts,
crafts and food will also be set up
throughout the day. The Festival and
Park are free and open to the public
all day, with parking available in the
park.
Okaloosa County School stu-
dents may participate in the second
annual poster contest. Deadline is
April 30. The theme of poster entries
should be "Summer Fun" with only
one entry per student. For more
poster details: okaloosaarts.org. or e-
mail Amy Baty at
nfo@okaloosaarts.org. Winners will
receive gift cards ranging from $25
to $75.
The Okaloosa Arts Alliance is
also accepting vendors, performers,
and silent auction items for the Fun
Arts Fest. Last year's festival drew
over 1,500. Proceeds benefit the
Okaloosa Arts Alliance.


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LMS artists win 15 ribbons


Seven Lewis Middle School art students won a total of 15 ribbons at the annual Okaloosa County
K-12 Art Show April 29 at the fairgrounds. From left, with the number of ribbons each won are
Jasmene Ramirez (1), Jorden Holland (1), Brock Schaefer (6), Emily Klamerus (3), Cheyenne Dent
(2), Bryttnii Cariaso (1), Stephanie Miller (2). The Lewis art teacher is Jack Wilson.


Lewis bands get all As,


set for spring concert


The Lewis Middle School
Jazz Band earned all As in each
caption and all superior ratings
from the judges at Festival of
Champions music festival in
Panama City April 23. Jazz band
members are Alex Hencinski,
Sabrina Keesey, Aidan Hill,
Annalyse Hambleton, Ben
Huston, Mollee Brown,
Andrew Royal, Bre Barclay-
Jensen, Njera Frazier,
Amanda Mitchell, Amanda
Abate, Morgan Muscott,
Jonathan Tope, and Jessie


Mason.
The Lewis Symphonic Band
earned all Superior ratings from
all four of the Florida
Bandmasters Association (FBA)
judges at Fort Walton Beach
High at the yearly FBA evalua-
tion in March. Each judge had
LMS 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 were: Solo
Superiors-Ben Huston;
Madeline Col6n; McKenna
Dean; Tanner Dean; Marshall
Mosley; Katelyn Freisen;
Jonathan Tope; Amanda
Abate and Andrew Royal;
Ensemble Superiors-Amanda
Mitchell, Amanda Abate,
Njera Frazier, Brenden Scott,
Wanya Thompson, Mykael
Briley, Bre Barclay-Jensen,
Morgan Muscott and Katelyn
Freisen. The band director is
Robert Colon.


Rocky juniors excel
in chemistry testing
Jon Allen and Xuan Zhang,
juniors at Rocky Bayou
Christian Academy, excelled at


the local U. S. National
Chemistry Olympiad test at
NWF State College and were
invited to the next round at the
University of West Florida in
Pensacola.

UWF showcases
science to Lewis
The UWF School of Science
and Engineering presented the
Science Showcase to Lewis
Middle School eighth grade stu-
dents April 9.
Stations were set up in the
gym and students rotated
through the activities.


RBCS band,
choir perform at Disney
The Rocky Bayou Christian
School Symphonic Band and
Concert Choir recently returned
from a school trip to Disney
World. During its three-day stay
at Disney parks, the choir per-
formed in Epcot Center in the
newly designed Melody
Gardens, and the band per-
formed at the scenic Waterside
Stage in Downtown Disney.
Each group also participated in
a workshop by clinicians/perfo-
rmers from Disney's Magic
Music Days


The Lewis Middle School Band spring concert is May 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the school gym. Special
guest, new principal Mike Fantaski, will perform with the beginner band. All band classes will per-
form, including the jazz band, pictured during rehearsal.


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4452 Woodbridge
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$854,000


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$169,500

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101 Dana Point
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* Bayfront Efficiency, Fully Furnished .............. $147,500
* Lakeside Condo, 2/2, Ground Floor .............. $169,900
* Marina Cove Townhouse, 3/2.5,
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* End Unit, Marina Cove Townhome, 3/2.5 .....$199,500
* BWB Parkwood, 3/2, Brick, 1-Story,
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* Newly Remodeled Family Home,
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* Marina Cove Townhome, 3/2.5,
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Advertising Feature
Having done business for more
than 10 years on the Gulf Coast
and 15 years in all, Harrison
Contracting Co. can meet your
repair or maintenance needs,
whether big or small. The compa-
ny's home office is in Atlanta, Ga.
The main office handles commer-
cial services and facility mainte-
nance all across the country.
Harrison Contracting has con-
tracts with such businesses as
Lowe's, Home Depot, Auto Zone
and Publix among others to pro-
vide their facility maintenance and
repair.
The Valparaiso office makes
residential as well as commercial
repairs, maintenance and carpen-
try. Residential services include:
interior and exterior painting, light
remodeling including fixtures, trim
carpentry and replacing/repairing
doors.
Harrison Contracting also does
wall coverings, wall covering
removals and textures, rotten
wood replacement on exterior
paint jobs, parking lot re-striping,
pressure washing, sandblasting,
drywall, flooring maintenance, car-
pentry including doors and hard-
ware, shelving systems and gener-
al maintenance.
Harrison Contracting prides
itself on being able to provide cus-


Harrison Contracting's staff, from left: standing, Billy Davis, general superintendent; Delasi Dogbe, painter;
David Macias, painter; Josue Henriquez, painter; Megan Pontecorvo, project assistant; Eliseo Garcia, fore-
man; Benjamin Solorzano, painter; Jairo Henriquez, painter; Luis Villanueva, foreman; Elvis Monroig,
painter; Jose Moncada, painter; Curtis Beery, carpenter; Tom Little, division manager; kneeling, Natanael
Moncada, painter; Marvin Solorzano, painter; David Maradiaga, painter; and Juan Vega, painter.


tomers with quality service in an
efficient manner. "We have 20
employees working out of the
Valparaiso office and we can usu-
ally schedule a job within a week,"
said division manager Tom Little.
This office covers work in the pan-
handle from Pensacola to Panama
City.
Harrison Contracting provides


free estimates and does not
require a deposit up front. "Once
we start a job, we finish it," Little
said. "We don't leave until the cus-
tomer is completely satisfied."
Harrison Contracting also offers
a 10 percent discount for military
and seniors and has done work on
most of the military bases in this
area.
Safety is a big concern for the
firm and an annual company-wide
safety meeting is held at the home
office in Atlanta to ensure all
employees have safety qualifica-
tions and training.
Not only committed to providing
high quality work for local homes
and businesses, Harrison
Contracting is also very involved in
the local community. The company
is a member of the Niceville/


Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
as well as the Fort Walton Beach
and Destin Chambers.
It is also involved in several area
Christmas parades and tries to
take on at least one community
project a year. Employees are cur-
rently working on the remodeling of
the USO room at the airport and,
last year, they repainted the
Sharing and Caring building in
Niceville.
Harrison Contracting is "large
enough to handle the volume but
small enough to handle the
details." It will make sure to provide
customers with high-quality servic-
es in a timely and cost-efficient
manner. To find more about
Harrison Contracting, visit
harrisoncontracting.com or call
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