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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 26, 2010
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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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Wednesday. 10 a.m.







Niceville Library's
Summer Book
Discussion, "Secrets of
Eden" by Chris Bohjalian,
sponsored by the Friends
of the Library will be held
in the library.
Thursday. 6:30 p.m.
The Lewis Middle
School chorus will pres-
ent its annual spring con-
cert, "A Celebration of
Song," at the Niceville
High School auditorium,
featuring all fifth through
eighth grade choral stu-
dents. Admission is free.
Thursday. 6:30 p.m.







The Sand Dunes
Chapter of Embroiderers'
Guild of America cele-
brates various forms of
hand embroidery. Its first
summer stitch-in will be
at the First United
Methodist Church of
Niceville. Visitors are
welcome.
Monday. 11 a.m.


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The Twin Cities
Veterans Council will
sponsor its annual
Memorial Day ceremony
at Doolittle Park, John
Sims Parkway, Valparaiso,
Monday, May 31, 11 a.m.
In case of inclement
weather, the ceremony
will be held at AMVETS
Post 78, 910 Valastics
Ave., Valparaiso.


Citizens pore over bypass plans

$180 million highway set for completion by 2014 1


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Public response to an open
forum on the planned Mid-Bay
Bridge Connector toll road was
"pretty positive," said Bob
Kellner, a senior engineer with
HDR Engineering, the firm that


is managing the $180 million
project on behalf of the Mid-Bay
Bridge Authority (MBBA).
The forum, held Thursday at
the Niceville Community
Center, drew a crowd of people
Kellner described as "curious to
see what kind of road it is" and


to ask questions about the
planned route, size and location
of storm water retention ponds,
and tolls on the new road and on
the bridge it will lead to.
Phase One of the connector
road, from the north end of the
bridge, across State Road 20, to
Range Road, is under construc-
tion and is scheduled for com-
pletion next May. Phases Two
and Three of the project, leading
Please see BYPASS, page A-11

South end of Mid-Bay Bridge
bypass now under construc-
tion, with nearby homes.
Beacon photo


Toll hike Tuesday


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
By this time next week, it
will cost Niceville motorists
another buck a round trip to
eat, play, shop or work in
Destin.
A 50-cent toll increase
voted earlier this month by the
Mid-Bay Bridge Authority will
take effect at 5 a.m. June 1 on
the 3.5-mile span linking
Niceville with Destin.
Cash tolls will go from
$2.50 to $3 each way, while
SunPass tolls will rise from
$1.50 to $2.


[r_'- i
Sign warning motorists of
impending toll increase.
Assuming 6.8 million vehi-
cle trips (the 2009 total), the
50-cent increase would gener-
ate an estimated $3.4 million a
year.
Please see TOLL, page A-11


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Retired Army helicopter
pilot Tom Pride, Niceville, will
be looking for eight special
names when a replica of the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
visits Okaloosa County next
month. More pilots in his 1966


Memorial Day ceremony, A-4.

A half-size traveling replica of
the memorial, called "the Wall
that Heals," will be on display
at the Northwest Florida
Fairgrounds June 17-20.
It's not hard to find people


helicopter training in the local area who
class died in the have personal ties to
Vietnam War than any the memorial, which
other class, he said. has become known
Monday is simply as "the Wall."
Memorial Day, a Tom Pride was one
national holiday set of 46 soldiers who
aside as day of graduated from
remembrance for advanced flight train-
those who died in our -ing at Ft. Rucker, Ala.,
nation's military serv- March 29, 1966, earn-
ice. Perhaps nothing Tom Pride ing their Army aviator
better represents the meaning wings and commissions as
of Memorial Day than the warrant officers. Of these, at
Vietnam Veterans Memorial least eight were killed in
Wall in Washington, D.C. It is Vietnam over the next three
inscribed with the names of years. It was the first pilot class
more than 58,000 Americans made up entirely of sergeants
who died in the Vietnam War. Please see MEMORIAL, paae A-4


"The Wall" is
inscribed with the
names of 58,195
Americans who
died in the
Vietnam War.


Calendar, B-3.


A half-size traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will visit Okaloosa County
June 17-20.


Hurricane season starts June 1


Would a storm wash

spilled oil onto beaches?


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
As hurricane season returns to
the Emerald Coast, local resi-
dents face the prospect of a more
active season than in the last cou-
ple of years, complicated by the
presence of a vast and spreading
oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Although hurricanes can occur
at nearly any time of year, they
are most likely to hit the Gulf
Coast during the official Atlantic
hurricane season, which begins
June 1 and ends Nov. 30, with
storm activity usually peaking
during August and September.
During the May 20 meeting of
the Okaloosa County Emergency
Management Committee (EMC),


Randy McDaniel, the county's
emergency manager, said a fore-
cast from weather experts at the
University of Colorado predicts
as many as 15 named tropical
storms in the Atlantic and Gulf
this season, with as many as eight
hurricanes, and with four of those
being "major" hurricanes of cate-
gory 3 or higher on a five-point
scale.
Average years bring about 10
named storms, of which six
become hurricanes and two
become "major" hurricanes.
McDaniel said forecasters attrib-
ute the expected intensity of this
year's season to a weakened

Please see HURRICANE, page A-10


Hurricane Opal, the most
destructive storm to hit
Okaloosa County in recent
years, swept through the Twin
Cities Oct. 4, 1995, destroying
Giuseppi's Restaurant,
among other structures. The
six-month 2010 Atlantic hurri-
cane season starts Tuesday.
Beacon photo


Remembering those who gave all


S Traveling Vietnam memorial

S- set to visit Okaloosa County


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Page A-2


THE BAY BEACON


Wednesday, May 26, 2010


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
A state prosecutor said he
plans to drop the perjury charge
against former House Speaker
Ray Sansom.
Sansom and two co-defen-
dants, former Northwest Florida
State College President James


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oper Jay Odom, still face
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Page A-3


Valparaiso man receives Purple Heart


By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
It was supposed to be a routine
dismounted combat patrol, mak-
ing a quality check on a project.
But in Afghanistan, nothing is rou-
tine.
When an Afghani hidden by a
crowd tossed a grenade, Ken
Gestring sprang into action,
although he was wounded him-
self.
Gestring, 45, a master sergeant
from Valparaiso and an Air Force
medic, was home last weekend,
visiting his parents, Gene and
Sarah Gestring. On May 4, at
Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.,
where he is stationed, he received
a Purple Heart for the three shrap-
nel wounds he sustained in his leg
Jan. 6. He was also struck in the
back, but his body armor absorbed
the blow. He had spent nine
months in Afghanistan, returning
to the United States in March.


As the smoke from the explo-
sion cleared, Gestring dashed to
the rear truck for his aid bag. The
truck was about 120 feet away, but
Gestring ran to it, despite his own
wounds.
"I didn't know the extent of the
injury to myself," Gestring said.
Nine service members, four
Afghan National Police officers
and one interpreter needed med-
ical treatment. The worst was a
police officer who had sustained
head and chest wounds. Gestring
treated him first, but he died later
in a hospital. The rest of the
wounded were able to come to
him for treatment. After he had
taken care of them, he treated him-
self.
The wounded were taken to a
small medical facility about 15
minutes away. There, Gestring
could take more thorough care of
the wounded. Gestring was also
treated and returned to duty short-


ly thereafter.
In addition to the police officer,
four children died in the blast.
"All I thought about was my
job and taking care of people,"
Gestring said of his ability to
ignore his own pain.


His wife, Corina, knew some- aids as well. "I took a Web cam
thing had happened the next time and pointed it down" to his
she heard from him. wounded leg, he said.
"He called me the first thing in The ceremony awarding
the morning," she said, smiling. Gestring his Purple Heart was
"We don't talk that early." more personal than many, as his
Gestring provided some visual children, Nicholas, 10, and Nina,


Master Sgt. Ken Gestring,
second from right, relaxes
with his family in his parents'
Valparaiso home. From left:
his mother Sarah, daughter
Nina, wife Corina, son
Nicholas, Ken, and father
Gene.
Beacon photo
by Kenneth Books





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Tom Pride was among a class of soldiers who earned their wings as Army helicopter pilots in 1966 before deploying to Vietnam,
where at least eight were killed. Above, Pride's class at basic flight school in 1965.


MEMORIAL
From page A-1
and staff sergeants, one reason
Pride, 75, believes the losses
were so high. "They always
stuck their necks out," he said.
One of those classmates who
died in
Vietnam
was Pride's
best buddy,
Marvin J.
Butterfield.
The two
men met in
flight
school.
Pride and
his wife, Marvin
Bobbie, Butterfield
looked after Marvin's wife when-
ever her husband was gone on
assignment.
Pride flew Bell UH-1 "Huey"
helicopters during his first tour in
Vietnam, and CH-54 Sky Cranes
during his second.
Butterfield died Aug. 30, 1969,
at age 32, during his second tour,
in a flight accident while deliver-
ing ammunition in a twin-engine
CH-47 Chinook chopper near


Bien Hoa, South Vietnam. He was
survived by his wife, Mary, and
their five children. His name on
the Wall is on Panel 18W, Line 10.
"Whenever I go to that Wall, I
get lost in it," said Pride.
Another Niceville man, retired
Air Force Col. Howard Hill, who
was held as a prisoner of war in
North Vietnam for more than five
years after his F-4 Phantom jet
was shot down over that country
in December 1967, also has many
friends and classmates memorial-
ized on the Wall.
Nineteen members of Hill's
1965 Air Force Academy class
were killed in action in Vietnam,
among them his former roommate
Capt. Tom Callies, who died Aug.
1, 1969. "He went down after I
did," in the front seat of an F-4
Phantom jet, he said. Like Hill,
Callies had been assigned to the
33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin before
being transferred to Vietnam.
Among Hill's Academy class-
mates was Capt. Lance Sijan, a
Medal of Honor recipient who
was shot down, captured, escaped,
and recaptured before dying of his
injuries in January 1968.
Hill, 67, recalls such personal


details as nicknames and the
details of their shoot-downs of
another half-dozen men he'd
known. One of them was Maj.
Ron Sitmer, an F-4 "backseater"
like Hill, killed Aug. 23, 1967,
over North Vietnam when his
plane was hit by a missile fired
from an enemy MiG-21.
Hill, whose plane was shot
down by the
same kind
of missile, a
Russian-
designed
Atoll, said
he has often
wondered
why he sur-
vived while
his fellow Howard Hill
airman did
not. Sittner's remains were
declared recovered in 1997.
The Wall has also been a
catharsis for many veterans, Hill
said. "Not everyone got the wel-
come home I got as a POW," he
said.
"I met a lot of the families,"
said Hill of the people listed on the
Wall. "People often don't think
that each of them (on the Wall)


had family and friends," he said.
"There are a lot more casualties
than just those on the Wall."
"It took me a while to go the
Wall," said Hill. "I don't know if I
really wanted to face it."
The average age of the 58,195
Americans whose names are listed
on the Wall was about 21, Hill
said.
The Traveling Vietnam
Veterans Memorial and Museum
will be escorted into Okaloosa
County, and will be a free exhibit
June 17-20, at the Northwest
Florida Fairgrounds on Lewis
Turner Boulevard, Fort Walton
Beach. Hill and Pride, among oth-
ers, will participate in ceremonies
during the four-day visit.
"Not only is this an opportuni-
ty for people who may not be able
to travel to D.C. to see the Wall,
but in addition, it is an incredible
educational opportunity for our
students, their families and the
public in general," said Michelle
Severino, executive director of the
Heritage Museum of Northwest
Florida, which is sponsoring the
event. "We are going to make it a
special, far-reaching and historical
event for Okaloosa County."


Gate-to-Gate Run is Monday


By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
The 25th annual Gate-to-
Gate run will take place on
Eglin Air Force Base Memorial
Day, Monday, May 31, at 7:30
a.m.
Last year, 1,994 people
entered the race. The race is
open to all.
The event includes a 4.4-mile


run/walk and a free kids run.
Runners and walkers must be in
place at the Unity Park on Eglin
Air Force Base by 7 a.m. The
kids run will begin at 9 a.m. at
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Arrests
Antonio Ramirez, a construc-
tion worker, 49, of 635
Crestview Ave., Niceville, was
arrested by Niceville police,
subsequent to a traffic stop for
an expired tag, May 11, on the
charges of falsely identifying
himself to law enforcement offi-
cers and for knowingly driving
on a suspended driver's license.
Ramirez was also arrested the
same date on an outstanding
warrant from Okaloosa County
for failure to appear on the orig-
inal charge of driving while
license suspended or revoked.
Ramirez was also cited for no
proof of insurance.

Jodi Alaina Reid, a waitress,
40, of 400 Kelly Road, Apt. 12,
Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police May 11 on the
charges of hit and run, leaving
the scene of a crash with proper-
ty damage, and for resisting an
officer without violence. The
crash allegedly occurred March
30 in an apartment parking lot
and resulted in an estimated
$1,800 damage.

Rhett Daniel Burleson,
unemployed, 41, of 323 23rd
St., Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police May 12 on a
misdemeanor charge of assault.

Ronald Eric Hoback, unem-
ployed, 29, of 304 Reeves St.,
Lot B-10, Niceville, was arrest-
ed by Niceville police May 15
on the charge of petit theft. On
March 26 Hoback allegedly
admitted stealing $160 worth of
items from Kmart, 1140 E.
Highway 20, over a period of
months while he was an
employee.

Daniel Estrada, 47, of 400
Kelly Road, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
May 14 on a misdemeanor
worthless check charge, for
alleged bad checks of $26.64
and $26.81.

Jonathan Christopher
Kantner, a laborer, 24, of 302
Madison St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
May 10 on a misdemeanor vio-
lation of probation charge on the
original charge of DUI.

Benjamin Kervin Abion
Kennedy, a dishwasher, 18, of
632 Carr Drive, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
May 12 on a misdemeanor vio-
lation of probation charge.

A 16-year-old Niceville girl,
a student, and a 17-year-old boy,
also a student, were arrested by
sheriff's deputies April 28 on
felony theft charges. The two
were among four teens stopped
in a pickup truck and arrested
Feb. 23 by deputies investigat-
ing a car burglary in the
Bluewater Bay area. The new
charges are based on other car
burglaries that occurred in
February.

Joseph Michael Nelson, 36,
of 1510 27th St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
May 12 on a Walton County
warrant for failure to obey a
child support order.

Casey K. Peacock, a laborer,
21, of 1 Carolina Ave., #18,
Valparaiso, was arrested by
Valparaiso police May 11 on the
charge of possession of less than
20 grams of marijuana.


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Justin Lee Chase, a beach
services worker, 21, of 336
Chicago Ave., Valparaiso, was
arrested by Valparaiso police
May 10 on the charge of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
DUI arrests
Rebecca Nicole Taylor,
unemployed, 24, of 5912 Buck
Ward Road, Baker, was arrested
by Niceville police for DUI with
property damage, in the parking
lot of a closed business, 1056 E.
John Sims Parkway, May 16 at
4:07 a.m. Taylor was also cited
for improper backing as a result
of backing into a parked vehicle
and causing an estimated $2,400
in damages.

Jeffrey Wayne Melton, an
air-conditioning mechanic, 44,
of 68 Sherwood Road,
DeFuniak Springs, was arrested
by sheriff's deputies for DUI on
East Highway 20, Niceville,
May 9 at 2:06 a.m. Melton was
also cited for failure to drive
within a single lane.

Blake Edward Simpler, 21, of
5939 Creekside Circle,
Crestview, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies for DUI on North
John Sims, Valparaiso, May 7 at
3:35 a.m. Simpler was alleged-
ly driving north in the south-
bound lanes of John Sims
Parkway when the deputy
observed Simpler's headlights
coming directly at him. The
deputy swerved to the left and
avoided a collision with Simpler
by only four or five feet. A
Valparaiso police officer follow-
ing the deputy also had to
swerve right to avoid a collision
with Simpler. Both officers
turned around and stopped
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Thefts
A Niceville man was contact-
ed by his credit card company
May 1 stating that some unusual
charges had been made on his
credit card as early as April 28.
None of the charges were
authorized and the victim can-
celed the card. At least six
charges were made on the card
April 30, including at least three
in Destin, totaling a $107.

A Niceville convenience
store, 146 N. Palm Blvd., report-
ed the theft of a pressure washer
sometime May 12-14.

A Niceville resident from the
700 block of 29th Street report-
ed that unknown persons) stole
a small, inexpensive combina-
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hiding place inside the home.
The stolen items were valued at
$47.
A Niceville resident from the
1600 block of Moore Street
reported May 15 that she was
awakened by a noise in the
house about 4:30 a.m. but went
back to sleep when she didn't
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items were valued together at
$1,500.

A Freeport resident reported
that someone stole his $350
weed eater after he took it out of
his truck to unload pallets at a
landscaping business, 1440 Live
Oak St., Niceville, May 12
about 3 p.m., and inadvertently
left it overnight.


A man reported that
unknown persons) stole a 5-
horsepower outboard motor
from the rear of his boat some-
time May 13-15 while it was
parked inside a fenced and
locked storage area, 1050 Bay
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Deer Street...................................Service C all..............................5/17/10 .........12:51
S R 8 5N ..........................................Life Flight..................................5/17/10 .........15:49
Coconut Palm Drive....................M edical................. .............5/17/10.........22:08
Summerwood Court............ ........Medical ............................. 5/18/10........ 5/18/10 13:31
W John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical........................Me l........ ... 5/19/10.........16:21
Pine Avenue.................................M edical.....................................5/20/10 .........07:04
Phillis Avenue............. ..................Medical.....................................5/20/10.........17:14
Rattan Palm Drive .......................Medical.......................Medical........... 5/20/10.........17:32
Partin/E. John Sims.....................Vehicle Crash .......................... 5/20/10.........17:55
Reeves Street..............................M edical............................... 5/21/10.........03:03
Als Drive....... ....................... Medical..............................5/21/10.........22:20
N. Partin Drive .............................M edical............... ........... ....... 5/21/10.........23:59
W John Sims Pkwy....................Medical........................Me l........ .... 5/22/10.........00:56
Deer Street... ................. Medical........... ..................... 5/22/10.........01:14
Edge AvenueNalp.......................Cancelled Enroute.............5/22/10.......14:43
Madison Street ................................................. 5/22/10.........15:22
Nathey Avenue ............................Medical............M d ...............5/22/10.........15:30
N. Partin Drive .............................M edical............ .........................5/23/10.... ....13:40
N. Partin Drive ...................... ............M..ed.... ......... ...5/23/10.........19:10
N. Partin Drive ............. ........ Medical............. .............. .... 5/23/10.........20:58
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Web Page: http://www.cityofniceville.org/fire.html
North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls May 17 through
May 23.
Location Situation Date Time
North White Point Road..............EMS excluding vehicle.............5/17/10 .......11:16
East Highway 20 .......... ...............Lock-out ............... ....... 5/17/10.......17:01
Yacht Club Dr. and Bay Dr..........Excessive heat, scorch burns..5/17/10 .......20:30
Saint Croix Cove ......................... EMS excluding vehicle .............5/17/10 .......22:59
Merchants W ay............................ EMS excluding vehicle .............5/19/10 .......01:23
North White Point Road..............EMS excluding vehicle .............5/19/10 .......03:24
N. of Mid Bay Bridge Toll Booth .EMS excluding vehicle .............5/19/10 .......11:42
Merchants W ay............................Medical assist EMS .................. 5/19/10 .......14:02
Rhodes Cove............................. Medical assist EMS ................ 5/19/10 .......19:13
Merchants Way............................Dispatched cancelled................5/19/10 .......19:55
North White Point Road..............Medical assist EMS ..................5/20/10 .......09:54
North White Point Road..............EMS excluding vehicle .............5/21/10 .......07:56
Nathey Street............................... EMS excluding vehicle .............5/22/10 .......15:32
Saint Joseph Cove ...................... EMS excluding vehicle .............5/23/10 .......11:59
Norwich Circle....................... EMS excluding vehicle .............5/23/10 .......18:21
East Highway 20 ....................... EMS excluding vehicle .............5/23/10 .......18:49
North White Point Road..............Medical assist EMS ..................5/23/10 .......21:45
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010


HURRICANE
From page A-1
"El Nino," a warm area in the
Pacific Ocean that generates high-
altitude winds that tend to break
up Atlantic and Gulf storms before
they can generate much power.
This year, Pacific waters are
expected to be cooler, possibly
allowing more severe storms.
Most deaths and physical dam-
age from hurricanes and tropical
storms result from water, in the
form of "storm surge" in which
wind drives water up onto shore-
lines causing flooding, erosion,
and damage to waterfront struc-
tures. In addition, inland flooding
may occur along rivers, bayous,
lakes and other waterways, caused
by rain and by storm surge in the
bays and bayous. Such inland
flooding can wash out roads, flood
homes, and cause other damage.
High winds, including tornadoes
spawned by the larger storm, can
damage structures, tear roofs off
buildings, and bring down power
lines.
Most deaths during hurricanes
result from drowning, while other
deaths and injuries result from fly-
ing debris, structural collapses,
and from such secondary events as
falls from ladders, chainsaw
injuries, and electrocutions from


downed power lines, as people
emerge from homes and shelters
after a storm and begin the recov-
ery process.
This year, recovery from a hur-
ricane could be complicated by oil
driven ashore by a storm surge, or
even by oil drops or mist blown
into the air by hurricane winds and
carried inland. "The recovery
process, especially disposing of
debris, would be much more diffi-
cult," said Okaloosa County
Public Safety Director Dino
Villani during the EMC meeting.
Villani did not try to predict just
how difficult such efforts would
be, since there has never been a
case of a hurricane and major oil
spill at the same time, and because
the exact conditions of such an
event cannot be known in
advance.
Okaloosa Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) Chairman
Wayne Harris made a similar pre-
diction May 22, when he spoke to
a "State of the County" forum
hosted by the League of Women
Voters. If a hurricane hits during
the oil spill, Harris said, no
amount of oil booms will stop the
oil from coming ashore. "Even the
largest, 'rough water' booms are
useless in waves taller than two
feet," Harris said, so hurricane-
sized waves coupled with hurri-


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ly destroy any booms and push
oily water far up local beaches,
and perhaps all the way over bar-
rier islands, contaminating
Choctawatchee Bay, Rocky and
Boggy Bayous, and other inland
waters. No one knows how far
wind might blow airborne oil or
what effects that might have on
human health or the environment,
he said.
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Department, public information
officer Cassie Garber said her
office does not yet have any infor-
mation about the potential health
hazards, if any, of widespread oil
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BLOTTER
From page A-9

A Niceville resident reported
that someone at the security
department of the national retail
company she works for in Walton
County informed her that on May
2 someone tried to purchase an
expensive watch from the compa-
ny's on-line store using her store
credit card. The fraudulent $1,500
purchase was denied.

The owner of a tire business,
4613 E. Highway 20, Niceville,
reported that sometime May 8-10,
unknown persons) stole four new
tires and wheels off a customer's
car while it was parked at the
business. The thief had replaced


the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection.
As for protection and recovery
from the usual effects of hurri-
canes, McDaniel and Villani said
Okaloosa emergency shelters are
available throughout the county,
although not all shelters will be
activated in every storm, depend-
ing on the severity of the storm
and other factors.
No such shelters are currently
available within Niceville or
Valparaiso, although there are
some in Fort Walton Beach and
Crestview.
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the new tires with old ones. The
stolen items were valued at $400.
Criminal Mischief
A Niceville resident reported
that the driver's side window of a
truck parked in the 200 block of
North Palm Boulevard was shat-
tered sometime May 7-8, while
the owner was out of town.

A groundskeeper reported that
sometime May 10-11 unknown
persons) damaged a lock to a
pool gate at a townhouse complex,
100 Hidden Cove Circle,
Valparaiso.
Other
Sandra Kay Johnson, 35, of
517 27th St., Niceville, was issued
a notice to appear by Niceville
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and 115 mph
winds of
) Hurricane Opal,
which slammed
into the Florida
Panhandle Oct.
4, 1995, tossed
boats around
like toys.
Pictured: the
post-storm
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Bayou.

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(EOC) is under construction at the
Niceville campus of Northwest
Florida State College. That struc-
ture is expected to become opera-
tional some time this fall,
although probably too late for
most of this year's hurricane sea-
son.
Adjacent to the shelter, a new
county Emergency Operations
Center is being constructed. It,
too, won't be completed until
after the bulk of the 2010 storm
season is over. The primary cur-
rent center, in Shalimar, is in a
storm surge zone.
Shelter locations, evacuation
routes, storm surge and flood
zone maps, and other useful infor-
mation are available at the county

May 8, on the charge of posses-
sion of less than 20 grams of mar-
ijuana. Johnson was also cited for
driving while license suspended,
unknowingly.

Ryan Taylor Hatchett Warren,
a student, 19, of 405 20th St.,
Niceville, and Dion Eric Duarte, a
student, 19, of 218 Hudson Circle,
Niceville, and a 16-year-old
Niceville boy, also a student, were
each issued a notice to appear by
sheriff's deputies at a Destin
Beach, May 13, for underage pos-
session of alcohol.

Cassie Lorene Davis, a student,
19, of 4574 Castelwood Lane,
Niceville, and Samantha Kay
Jorissen, a student, 19, of 1007
Pine Lake Drive, Niceville, were
each issued a notice to appear by
sheriff's deputies at a Destin
Beach, May 5, both charged with
underage possession of alcohol.

Michael Paul McGowan, a
waiter/bartender, 27, of 75
Jackson, Valparaiso, was issued a
notice to appear by sheriff's
deputies on a misdemeanor charge
of possession of marijuana.

Juli Anna Fleming, a laborer,
48, of 235 Evans St., Niceville,
was issued a notice to appear by
sheriff's deputies May 4 for retail
petit theft. Fleming was allegedly


web site at www.okaloosafl.com,
said McDaniel. Visitors to the
web site should click on "Public
Safety," then follow additional
links to the specific information
they seek. In addition, McDaniel
said, county residents can use the
web site to register for the "Ready
Okaloosa" program and receive
regular information about emer-
gency preparedness, as well as
registering their home, business,
or cellular phones to receive
"Code Red" alerts, in which the
county can send emergency warn-
ing messages about everything
from tornadoes and hurricanes to
toxic chemical spills and other
emergencies. Such phone warn-
ings can be sent to all phones in
the county, or to selected phones
in specific danger areas, such as
during a toxic spill.
Information can also be
obtained by phone, by dialing 311
to contact county officials for all
sorts of information about
Okaloosa County government,
emergency procedures, shelter
openings, and other information.
The special phone line can also be
used to report information such as
oil sightings along beaches, or to
report oiled wildlife. To report
life-threatening emergencies,
however, people should still
phone 911.

observed shoplifting some jewelry
and a hat, valued in total at $38.50,
from a Fort Walton Beach store,
300 Mary Esther Blvd.

Magan Michelle Uylaki,
unemployed, 22, of 9 Magnolia
St., Niceville, was issued a notice
to appear by sheriff's deputies
April 25 for petit theft. Uylaki was
allegedly observed at the Fort
Walton Beach Walmart store, 748
N. Beal Parkway, concealing
$67.50 worth of clothing items in
her purse then leaving the store
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BYPASS
From page A-1
from Range Road to State Road 85 north of Niceville, are
still in the planning and design stages. They are sched-
uled for completion in December 2013.
"I wanted to see how the road is changing," said
Bluewater Bay resident Tom Evans, whose home is in
the Magnolia Plantation area of Bluewater Bay near
Range Road. "I want to see if it will maintain access to
White Point Road."
"Overall," said Evans of the plans he saw at the
forum, "it looks like a nice improvement. For me, it
will mean less traffic on my commute to Niceville. My
wife commutes to Destin."
Linda Northcutt was not so pleased with the road
plans. She lives in Chardonnay Estates between White
Point Road, the current access road to the bridge, and
the new roadway construction site. Her neighborhood
had a quiet, rural atmosphere when she moved to
Chardonnay Estates, she said, but now, "My trees are
gone. There is a retention pond practically in my back
yard, and it is full all the time. When it rains, where
will the water go?"
Construction of the new roadway, she said, "Has
opened up my home to all kinds of stuff, like hurricane
winds and traffic noise. I have no privacy now, and I
can see the bridge from my window and hear traffic."
"There is no plan for a fence or noise barrier,"
Northcutt said. "We've asked them. The people who
do these things do not live here or know the impact
they are making on our lives. It's just government,
again."
Northcutt also said she is not pleased about the toll
increase planned to take effect in June. "When they
raised the toll from $2 to $2.50, it caused traffic to
back up on White Point Road, as people had to stop
and make change for dollar bills rather than just pay
$2. Now, with the toll at $3, people will be stopping to
break $5 bills."
In addition, Northcutt said, the current plan calls for
"building a four-lane road to a two-lane bridge. How
much of a traffic backup do you think that will cause?"
Brad Collins, an engineer with HDR, said original
plans called for building an additional two-lane bridge
span in 2013, but that declines in bridge traffic and toll
revenue in recent years caused the bridge expansion to
be delayed to 2016. He said only the part of the con-
nector road between Range Road and the bridge will
be four lanes, while the rest of the route will be two
lanes.


TOLL
From page A-1
The toll increase, the second
since the toll bridge opened in
1993, came two-and-a-quarter
years before it was scheduled
in 2012. The MBBA last
increased the tolls in October
2004.


COUNTY
From page A-12
ping the oil from reaching inland
waters and marshes in that area.
Nevertheless, Villani said,
Grand Isle "got creamed this
morning" when the gooey mess
hit the coast. More recent reports
have indicated that at least some
inland marshes in Louisiana
have been contaminated since
Villani spoke to the EMC.
Villani said his trip was
informative, and the knowledge
he gained from Louisiana's
plight will help Okaloosa County
prepare to cope with whatever
oil reaches Northwest Florida.
He said he observed attempts to
curtail the spread of oil, such as
controlled burns of oil at sea and
the application of dispersant
chemicals, which break up the
oil into small globs that can be
eaten by oil-consuming forms of
red algae. He said British
Petroleum (BP) has also hired
boats, including out-of-work
fishing and shrimping crews, to
sail back and forth through the
oil slick to help break it up, or to
use towed booms to corral oil for
burning.


HDR Engineering
Path of the planned 11-mile, $180 million, Mid-Bay Bridge Connector, which
will link the toll bridge and Highway 85 North in Niceville by 2014.


Financial consultant Arthur
Goldberg told the MBBA that
the earlier than scheduled rate
increase was needed because
of falling revenues caused by
the recession, as well as the
need for more cash to pay for a
$180 roadway bypass project
linking the bridge with
Highway 85 North in


Niceville.
Vest told the Beacon Friday,
that although Mid-By Bridge
toll revenues have declined
each of the past three years, the
toll revenues are more than
sufficient to maintain the ratio
of net revenue to debt service
required by existing bond
requirements.


Those required ratios vary
between 1.4 and 1.75, revenue
to debt service, Vest said,
depending on the type of bond.
Although the actual ratio of
revenue to debt service has
narrowed in recent years due to
declining toll collections, Vest
said, the current figure of about
2.3 still exceeds requirements.


He also said he observed the
deployment of oil booms along
the Louisiana coast, and that
similar booms have already been
staged near the East Pass
between Choctawhatchee Bay
and the Gulf of Mexico near
Destin. The local booms, he said,
will not be deployed across the
pass unless oil comes within 72
hours of reaching local beaches,
or about 10 miles away depend-
ing on weather conditions. It
would be fruitless to try to pro-
tect the Gulf beaches themselves,
officials have said.
In Florida, Villani said,
Okaloosa County has "fought
tooth and nail" to overcome fed-
eral and state bureaucracies in
order to devise, implement, and
fund local plans to cope with the
oil disaster. "We devised our
own local plan," he said, but get-
ting that plan approved by the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection has
been "a very laborious process."
He said Okaloosa County has
thus far received about two mil-
lion dollars from Florida's $25
million share of a large block
grant from BP to help fund
nationwide oil spill response
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By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Okaloosa County Public Safety
Director Dino Villani told members
of the county's Emergency
Management Committee (EMC)
Thursday that Grand Isle, La., "is not
a very happy place" since it was hit
by an oil slick from the Deepwater
Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of
Mexico.
Villani had just returned from a
trip to Louisiana, including a stop at
Grand Isle, the barrier island that was


the first place along the Gulf shore to
receive a heavy dose of oil from the
expanding oil spill from the
Deepwater Horizon disaster, which
has gushed at least 6 million gallons
of crude into the Gulf since April 20.
The EMC is an informal group of
police, fire, medical, public utility,
and other disaster response profes-
sionals from throughout the county.
They hold informal monthly lunch-
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Kuhn and
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Kuhn of
Niceville, a
2007 gradu-
Tina Ann Kuhn ate of the
University of
Central Florida and a 2003 gradu-
ate of Niceville High School.

Michelle Lauren Wilson, a
2005 graduate of Niceville High
School, graduated Cum Laude
with a bachelor's degree, a 4.0
grade point
average, and
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is a 2006 graduate of Niceville
High School and received her
associates degree from Okaloosa
Walton College in 2008. She is
the daughter of John and Linda
Marcoux of Niceville.
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By Kenneth Books
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Mail carriers collected
more than 20,000 pounds of
food in the May 8 food drive,
according to Post Office and
Sharing and Caring spokes-
men.
Valparaiso mail carriers
collected slightly more than
4,000 pounds of food, accord-
ing to a Post Office employee,
up about 500 pounds from
2009. Meanwhile, Niceville
carriers collected 16,500
pounds of food, said Lynn
Saber, president of Sharing
and Caring, where both Post
Offices take the food collect-
ed. Last year, Niceville carri-
ers collected about 23,000


pounds of food, she said.
"With the economy the way
it is, I think we did absolutely
great," Saber said. "Niceville
is the most giving community
I've ever seen."
Sharing and Caring got
help not only from the Post
Offices, but from First
Presbyterian Church of
Niceville and from a Christian
high school in Kansas.
Presbyterian church mem-
bers helped stock the shelves
with the collected food, Saber
said, "and those kids were just
super. Most were Niceville
High School students-not all,
some were little guys."
The Kansas group-high
school seniors in a graduation


vacation to Florida-helped
out for the second year in a
row, Saber said. Twelve came
Monday after the food drive to
help out. "That was a great
thing they did, for not even
knowing anything about
Niceville," Saber said.
The collected food will go
to anyone in Niceville,
Valparaiso, Seminole and part
of Choctaw Beach, Saber said.
The recipient is expected to be
lower income, she said, but, if
someone needs some food, it
doesn't matter where they live.
They can just come in and ask
for it and fill out the proper
paperwork.
"We don't turn anyone
down for food," Saber said.


Families First Network and
the Florida Department of
Children and Families have
named Children in Crisis, Inc.
whose executive director is
Ken Hair of Niceville, the
Circuit 1 Residential/Group
Care Provider of the Year.
About seven years ago, a
group of dedicated communi-
ty leaders started a grass-
roots initiative to build a
Children's Neighborhood for
the abused, neglected and
abandoned children of
Northwest Florida. These
individuals were determined
to do better for our children.
From those early meetings in
2003, Children in Crisis, Inc.
was established.
The new
Board of
Directors
visited chil-
dren's facil-
ities in
Florida,
Alabama
and
Georgia
and brought Ken Hair
back the
information and "lessons
learned" to be included in the
CIC action plan.
Northwest Florida State
College pledged a long-term
charity lease for 20 acres of
land for the Children's
Neighborhood site in Fort
Walton Beach. It is centrally
located near schools, church-
es, support facilities and
transportation routes.


In January 2008, CIC
opened the first two homes in
the Children's Neighborhood,
the Susanna Wesley House
emergency shelter and
Blessings House family foster
home. Aunt Bill's playground
and the Charles Rigdon pavil-
ion was completed in
February 2008 and the Dugas
Family Foundation
Neighborhood Center opened
in December 2008. The Kids'
Clubhouse Recreation Center
opened in October 2009 and
"Sue Sue's Cottage" family
foster home opened in April,
2010. Construction began on
the Teen Transition
Opportunity Home in January
and it will open in July, 2010.
Hair commented, "The
founders, board of directors,
staff, volunteers, donors and
our entire community can
take great pride in this signif-
icant recognition. From Day
1, this has been a team effort
and I am very impressed with
the great progress we've
made together in a relatively
short period of time."
Dr Judy Manning, neigh-
borhood operations director,
said, "We couldn't have pro-
gressed so quickly if it wasn't
for our great relationship with
FFN, DCF and our many sup-
porters. On behalf of the 150
children that have had a home
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Blood drives planned
May 26: Saint Paul Lutheran
Church, 1407 Sims Parkway,
Niceville
1-5 p.m.
June 1: General Dynamics, 115
Hart St., 8 a.m.-noon.
Refuge needs supplies
Emerald Coast Animal Refuge
needs items to help save birds that are
endangered by the oil slick approach-
ing 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 deter-
gent; gauze, band-
ages, 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.
Elder secretary to visit
Bridges to Seniors at Bridgeway
Center Inc. has announced that
Florida Secretary of Elder Affairs E.
Douglas Beach, PhD., will visit the
Panhandle Thursday May 27. The
Bridges to Seniors Program will host
Beach at the Valparaiso Senior Center
for its spring cookout. The event will
take place at 168 Glenview,
Valparaiso, from 9 a.m. to noon.
'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;
$2,600 has been raised so far. Send
donations to Fallen Soldiers Fund,
City of Niceville, 208 N. Partin
Drive, Niceville, FL 32578. Call Ron
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The Dental Assisting program at
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offering free dental X-rays in June
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to provide practicum experience for
NWFSC dental radiography students.
A written request or prescription
from a dentist stating the specific X-
rays needed is required.
Appointments are available on
Monday and Tuesdays, 8 a.m. -3:45
p.m. Call 729-6480 The NWFSC
Dental Assisting program is located
on the NWFSC Niceville campus,
100 College Blvd., Bldg. E, Room
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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 ages 4-18.
It includes free activities such as
movies and story time and activities
that charge a fee, such as summer
camps and dance classes.
Local partici-
pating libraries
and businesses
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ute the guide-
books at no cost
to the families.
Call the United Way at 243-0315
to request a copy or download it from
united-way.org.
St. Paul Bible school
Pre-registration is under way for
Galactic Blast Vacation Bible School
2010 at St. Paul Lutheran Church,
1407 E. John Sims Parkway,
Niceville, June 21-25, 8:30-11:30
a.m. for children 3 years old through
fifth grade completed. A donation of
$5 per child with a maximum of $15
per family is requested at the time of
registration. Pre-register during the
week through the church office or on
Sunday mornings in the Gathering
Room. Registrations will also be
accepted Monday, June 21. Info:
678-1298.
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
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iron and creates.
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Lewis sets spring concert
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Flags on veterans' graves
Members of the Twin Cities
Veterans Council, Boy Scout Troop
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unteers will place flags on veterans
graves in the Twin Cities area on
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Memorial Day.
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Memorial Day ceremony
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Lawn chairs are recommended.
In case of inclement weather, the
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Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave.,
Valparaiso.
Wildlife Refuge fundraiser
The Emerald Coast Wildlife
Refuge is launching its "A Dollar
Makes A Difference Campaign" on
Memorial Day, May 31, at
Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill in
Destin. The goal is to raise more than
$25,000 from small donations made
by customers at local businesses by
adding a dollar or more to their bill.
Proceeds will aid the refuge in their
mission of education, conservation
and rehabilitation for the welfare of
Florida's natural fauna. From 3-8
p.m., patrons will be able to meet and
greet their animal ambassadors, enjoy
live alligator shows, participate in raf-
fles and receive temporary animal tat-
toos and balloon art. Info: 685-9014.
Women to hear candidate
The Republican Women of
Okaloosa Federated will meet
Wednesday, June 2 at the Holiday Inn
Resort on 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 stay only for a limited
time, there will be a "Dine and Dash"
table.
Florida State Sen. Paula Dockery,
a candidate for governor, will speak.
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Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or don-
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May 28. The cost of the lunch is $16
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DMS honors student


Destin Middle School
named sixth grader Mariana
Elizondo Student of the
Month.
Her nominating teacher
said, "She is a conscientious


student who always attempts
her assignments. She is help-
ful with her peers and teach-
ers, doing whatever is asked of
her. She shows respect to
everyone."


Criteria for nomination of
student of the month include
attendance, attitude, academic
grades and assignment com-
pletion, school involvement,
and going above and beyond.


Ruckel Middle School art teacher Kendra Peloquin, left, and Toni Thompson, former RMS art
teacher, with some of the "We Care" patriotic chairs created by the school art department.

RMS donates patriotic chair


Ruckel Middle School art
teacher Kendra Peloquin attend-
ed the Niceville-Valparaiso
Chamber of Commerce break-
fast Wednesday, May 12, to
donate a "We Care" patriotic
chair as a door prize to promote
awareness for their support of
the men and women of the


armed forces and the sacrifices
they make for our freedom.
There are currently 32 "We
Care" chairs on display around
the county with one in every
Okaloosa County School.
Ruckel students also have
chairs in progress for local
classrooms, the 16th Special


Operations Squadron at Cannon
Air Force Base, NM., and one
the office of U.S. Rep. Jeff
Miller.
To have your own "We Care"
chair painted by a student to
display at your business, take a
chair to Ruckel with a $25 fee
to the art department.


Edge top tech team
Edge Elementary School's Tech Bowl team placed first in the Tech Bowl 2010 competition
held at the Niceville Community Center May 1. Tech Bowl is a timed Internet scavenger
hunt. Sixteen elementary schools participated in this year's Tech Bowl competition. From
left: Alex Tolbert (keyboarder) team coach Terri Murphy, Zack Starrett, and Erica Elise
Garland, (team alternate). Each team member received a $100 gift card to Best Buy.


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NHS, Lewis top CIC fundraising teams

Second year in a row they finished on top I


For the second year in a
row, Twin Cities school stu-
dents have helped make a dif-
ference in the lives of other
children in Okaloosa County.
They have collected change to
benefit the Children's
Neighborhood in Fort Walton
Beach, a community of homes
providing a comfortable, safe
living environment for chil-
dren needing foster care. This
emergency shelter especially
places high priority on keep-
ing brothers and sisters togeth-
er when they are placed in this
protected setting.
The county-wide Change
for Children campaign con-
cluded May 11 at the Niceville
Community Center when par-
ticipating schools turned in
their collections. Members of
Alpha Delta Kappa, a
women's educational organi-
zation, assisted with the fund
drive in all the schools and
helped host the event.
Attendees were treated to
pizza and cookies.




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Principals, teachers, par-
ents, as well as Children in
Crisis executive director Ken
Hair of Niceville, joined the
students for the pizza party
celebration to culminate the
fundraising. Guest speaker Dr.
Judy Manning, operations
director of the Children's
Neighborhood, emphasized to
the students that they have
provided for other children a
safe haven now, and have been
a part of changing lives for the
better now.
The Ambassadors Chorus
from Ruckel Middle School,
directed by Nicole Wright,
entertained the crowd with
"Put a Little Love in Your
Heart" and "God Bless the
Broken Road." Janet Sanders,
eighth grade chorus student,
concluded the music program
with Carrie Underwood's
"Temporary Home."
Retired educator and Alpha
Delta Kappa member Anne
Johnston introduced Dr.
Alexis Tibbetts, superintend-


ent of schools, who addressed
the students' compassion and
excitement for what they have
accomplished.
Students watched a DVD of
schools' fundraising activities
captured on camera by Mary
Jane Ross, another retired edu-
cator and Alpha Delta Kappa
member.
The climax of the celebra-
tion was recognizing each par-
ticipating school and revealing
the top fundraisers in the
county. Barbara Melton, presi-
dent of Fidelis Tau chapter of
Alpha Delta Kappa, and
Johnston presented certificates
to all participating schools.
Niceville High School
raised the most money, and
Lewis Middle School collect-
ed the most in its category.
Both schools also placed first
for the 2008-2009 campaign.
NHS raised $2,500 for
Children in Crisis with a
school-wide dinner featuring
20 different booths offering
food from around the world.


Janet Sanders, eighth grade Ruckel Middle School choral soloist, concludes the music program
with Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home."


This is the second year for the
fundraiser, which involved
most of the clubs on campus.
Bonnie Smith, from Lewis,
reported a total of $2,185
raised by her school.
According to the CIC


office, the approximate
amount raised to date by
Okaloosa schools is $26,000.
Kitty Johnson, Alpha Delta
Kappa member and Children
in Crisis Board member, con-
cluded the presentations by


encouraging the students to
think "Next year" and what
they can accomplish for dis-
placed children.
For more information about
the center, go to childrenincri-
sisfl.org or call 864-4242.


Financial firm wins award


Carl Mignacca and Dora
Daniels of the financial services
firm Edward Jones in Niceville
recently received the firm's
Client Service Excellence
award.
"We are honored to receive
this award," Mignacca said.
"The Client Service Excellence
award is special because it is a
direct reflection of the relation-


ships we have with our clients."
James D. Weddle, Edward
Jones' managing partner, added,
"Carl & Dora are outstanding
members of the Edward Jones
team. While all of our associ-
ates understand the value of
client service, it's obvious that
they have been striving to pro-
vide the best service for their
clients."


Katie neese
and Jason Velazquez
Reese-Velazquez
Delvin Reese of Salamanca.
N.Y, Earl and Susan Strait of
Niceville, and Mr. and Mrs.
Gersom Velazquez of Niceville
announce the engagement of
Katie Reese and Jason Velazquez.
Katie and Jason are the proud
parents of Jordan, age 4, and
Stephanie, age 1.
The wedding will take place at
Giuseppi's Wharf in Niceville on
the May 31, 2010. A reception
will be held immediately follow-
ing the wedding ceremony.

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Emerald Coast Hospice has
appointed Niceville resident
Alishia Gonzales, BSN, as man-
ager of clinical practice of its
Fort Walton Beach office.
Gonzales brings to the com-
munity more than six years of
experience in the health care
industry. She
has been an
area resident
for the past
year and pre-
viously
served as a
nurse case
manager for
Emerald
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Hospice in
the Fort Walton Beach area.
Gonzales holds a Bachelor of
Science in Nursing from
Southwestern Oklahoma State
University, with a minor in busi-
ness. She is a member of the
Church of Christ in Niceville and
teaches the high school girls
Bible study group in her free
time.

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Linda L. Lozano of
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performances at 7:30 p.m. and
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Ruckel makes Disney World its classroom


Claire Ponder and Allie Van Matre strap in so they can spin out of control at Kennedy Space
Center as part of the SATX.


Tyler Russell and Jacob Jenkins, along with others from their team, plan a future environment
where everyone can live together.


Students from C. W. Ruckel
Middle School traveled to the
Walt Disney World Resort
May 15 to take part in the
Disney Youth Education
Series Program (Y.E.S.)
"Team Up for Wildlife."
Each year, groups from
around the world travel to


Disney Y.E.S. programs
offered throughout the Resort.
Most of the programs take
place in and behind the scenes
of the world famous Theme
Parks.
Areas of study include
career discovery, life manage-
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Walt Disney World Resort to ral science, history, art and
take part in one of the several humanities. The programs use


the varied resources on stage
and backstage to bring real
world examples to the learn-
ing experience. These interac-
tive educational experiences
last between two and three
hours and are led by profes-
sional Disney facilitators who
help guide the students and
assist them in understanding
the key learning.


Future Astronaut Trevor
Fossum participated in a
Student Astronaut Training
Experience (SATX) at
Kennedy Space Center.


NHS secretary in running


for top support person


Susan Campbell, guidance sec-
retary at Niceville High School,
received a call Monday from
Florida Education Commissioner
Eric Smith congratulating her for
being named one of five finalists
for Support Personnel of the Year
for Florida.


Campbell has numerous
responsibilities, which include
coordinating the ordering and dis-
tribution of caps and gowns, diplo-
mas, class rings, portraits and
graduation announcements for
seniors. She also publishes a
monthly newsletter which pro-


NHS Principal Dr. Linda
Smith congratulates Susan
Campbell on her selection
as one of five finalists for
Florida Support Personnel
of the Year.







vides valuable information on
scholarships and upcoming events
for seniors and their parents.
Campbell is a Covenant
Hospice Adolescent/Adult Grief
Support volunteer. She and her
husband, Wayne, are supporters of
United Way.


NHS Key Club gives to Kiwanis
The Niceville High School Key Club donated $1,200 from its second annual golf tournament
to the Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso. The proceeds will be added to the Kiwanis
Club's annual donation to the Children's Miracle Network. From left: Ken Hair, Kiwanis
president, Tim Parsons, Service Leadership Program Chair, Jaclyn Daley, 2009-2010 Key
Club president, and Chloe Schweitzer, 2010-2011 Key Club president.

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student

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for artwork
Emily Paulson, a student at
Rocky Bayou Christian
School, won first place and a
superior rating in the FACCS
(Florida Association of
Christian Colleges and
Schools) Junior Fine Arts
State Competition in May for
her acrylic painting submis-
sion, "God's Paradise." This
is her second year participat-
ing, having won third place
and an excellent rating at last
year's state competition for
her painting, "How God's
Creation Blooms."


Rocky presents spring concerts
Rocky Bayou Christian School presented its high school spring concert Friday night at
Niceville High School. Performing were the Concert Choir (pictured), Chamber Choir,
Ladies Quartet vocal ensemble, Guys Quartet vocal ensemble, Jazz Band Ensemble, and
Symphonic Band. The school's elementary school band, junior high band, elementary
school chorus, and junior high chorus performed May 18.


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THE BAY BEACON.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Soccer tryouts


set for June 1-4


Emerald Coast
Soccer Club
Tryouts: June 1-
4, at Twin Oaks
(corner of SR
85 and College
Boulevard,
Niceville. Boys
will be June 1
and 2 and Girls
will be June 3 and 4.




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Tryout times are by age
group and as
follows:
5:15 p.m. for
ages U9 U12
and 6:30 p.m.
for U13 U18.
Info and tryout
forms: emerald
c o a s t
united.org.


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Family fishing champs
Jake Gipson, left, and his father, Mike, won the Team Military Bass Tournament recently,
reeling in a three-day catch of 58.25 pounds from the Lake Point Marina on Lake Eufaula,
Ala., as well as the Day 2 lunker, a 7.26-pound bass, which earned them $1,000. The over-
al victory won them another $4,000, as well as a fishing trip to Costa Rica.


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Beacon photo by Del Lessard

Eagle cagers college-bound
Niceville High shooting guard Hunter Curtis, seated left, and center/forward Nathan Terry,
signed basketball scholarships Monday to play next season for the Faulkner State Sun Chiefs
in Bay Minette, Ala. Also pictured are parents Jeff and Cindy Curtis and Al and Missy Terry, NHS
coach Jerome Strutchen, and Faulkner coach Len Lanier.


Haugen trophy

winner
Addison Nipper, son of Neil and Tracy
Nipper, was awarded the Taylor Haugen
trophy for his participation with the
Minor D Timber Rattlers baseball team.
Gen. Donal and Judy Haugen presented
Addison with the trophy, along with
Timber Rattlers manager Erik
Fredmonsky at the team awards party
Saturday at Lincoln Park. From left: Erik
Fredmonsky, Tracy Nipper, Aiden
Nipper, Addison Nipper, Judy Haugen
and Gen. Donald Haugen.


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Hurricanes basketball runners-up
The Niceville-based Northwest Florida Hurricanes traveling basketball team finished sec-
ond in the May 15-16 Pensacola Florida Bailers basketball tournament. From left: front,
Abby Runyon, Cari Sands, Jessi Sarris and Taylor Anderson; rear, Jessi Day, Alexa
Verzwyvelt, Katie O'Neal, Megan O'Neal, Samantha Mims, Ella Ruth Hill, Je'Anna Parnell
and coach John Runyon. Not pictured are Elise Stuart and Amanda Wilson.


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Rotary golf tourney
The Mid-Bay Rotary Club will
have its 12th Annual Golf
Tournament June 4 at the
Bluewater Bay Golf Course in
Niceville.
To play, contact Steve Gardner
at (850) 598-3195.
The tournament allows the
Mid-Bay Rotary Club to support
charitable causes throughout the
community and the world.
Bluewater Bay ladies golf
results, May 19, Marsh/Bay
course, T&F Tournament.
First flight: 1 Joyce Chavella
32.5; 2 Lilli Keller 35; 3 Gloria
Smith 36.5.
Second flight: 1 Jean Lavoie
31; 2 Helen Hooper 31; 3 Kathy
Bush 34.5.
Match of cards on ties
Chip-ins: Gloria Smith-
Bay 8, Lilli Keller-Bay 3,
Nancy Luigs- Bay 8
Birdies: Gloria Smith-Bay
8, Helen Hooper-Marsh 4,
Joyce Chavella-Marsh 4
Putts: Gloria Smith-28, Lilli
Keller-29, Glenda Sharpe-
29

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Undefeated Angel champions
Angels Are Us went undefeated for the season with a 12-0 record and won the Angel
League Tournament championship, 3-0. From left: rear, coaches Donnie Randall, Aaron
Howell and Becca Childress; players, standing, Payton Townsend, Anjolie Perez, Madison
Frisby, Savannah Willingham and Reagan Howell; kneeling, Summer Linton, Kelby
Barfield, Ella Randall, Amara Shorts, Isis Sparks and Morgan Childress. Karen Powers of
Angels Are Us Learning Center is the team sponsor.


Beacon photo by Norman Wolf
Out at home
Nathan Shepherd of the River Cats is tagged out at home by Rock Hounds catcher Ty Rich
during Niceville-Valparaiso Little League Minor A American playoff action Thursday night
in Valparaiso. The River Cats won the game, 6-4.


The high,

fast one
Chance Hock of the Mud
Cats fires a pitch against the
Timber Rattlers Thursday
night in Niceville-Valparaiso
Little League Minor A
National playoff action in
Valparaiso. The Mud Cats
won the game, 7-3.
Beacon photo
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