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Group Title: Bay beacon
Title: The Bay beacon
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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
Publication Date: July 7, 2010
Frequency: weekly
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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
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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Thursday. 3 p.m.
The Twin Cities Senior
Citizens will hold a
potluck meal and meet-
ing at the Valparaiso
Senior Center with enter-
Diggers & Sisters-2. Ages
50 or older are welcome.
Call Joe at 678-8645
or Ruth at 678-4346.
Saturday. 10 a.m.
Mike Martell will be
the featured speaker at
the Genealogical Society
of Okaloosa County
meeting at the Heritage
Museum, 115 Westview
Drive, Valparaiso. His
topic is "Diary of a
Lonesome Soldier."
Martell will discuss how
the U.S. ended up fight-
ing the Red Army in
Russia during and after
World War I.
Saturday, noon
Blue water
Bay Sailing
Club 11
hold ti
Regattan L:n
Choctawhatchee Bay. The
race is open to all sailors.
Registration will be held
between 10 and 11 a.m.
at the Bluewater Bay
Marina, followed by the
skippers meeting.
Call 279-6050.
Niceville Public
Library will display a
Teacher's Discovery
Traveling Exhibit through
July 17 featuring the
paintings of Wyland, the
renowned marine life
artist. "Dive into Art and
Conservation" features
four of Wyland's paint-
tance of water conserva-
tion. This exhibit is free
to the public.

Calendar, B-6.


Having a ball

High school scores plateau
Okaloosa County School District by year
100% --

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O Science, 11th grade
Soc Fla. Ed. D -A Reading, 10 grade
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Army families are arriving

Some 7th SFG households precede unit's big move from N.C. in 2011

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Long known as a "blue-suit"
town with strong ties to Eglin Air
Force Base, local residents are
anticipating the arrival of a different
kind of military presence-the
Green Berets and other Special
Forces soldiers of the 7th Special
Forces Group (Airborne).
About 2,200 soldiers and 4,300
family members of the 7th SPG
will be here by fall 2011 as the elite
unit moves from Fort Bragg, N.C.
As many as 100 families will move
here this summer, according to Lt.
Col. Gary Bloomberg.
Part of this year's group is an
advance party preparing for the
larger unit deployment next year.

100 families here now, A-5.

Army's four-story parachute-rig-
ging tower under construction ear-
lier this year on Eglin reservation.
Bloomberg commands the eight-
man, Special Forces Integration
Team already at Eglin Air Force
A $380 million construction
project is currently underway at a
yet unnamed, 500-acre camp being

built for the unit, located a few
miles west of Duke Field on the
Eglin reservation. Between 35 and -
40 buildings, including a 280-room
dormitory, a dining facility, a group'" -
headquarters and four battalion
readiness buildings, several training .
ranges a large gym and other facili-" -
ties will be ready for occupancy -.r ,'
starting in mid-2011.
Next year, the 7th SFG will
move about 500 soldiers a month to
Eglin so that the full complement
will be in place by the Sept. 15, Beacon photos by Del Lessard
2011, deadline under the Base A small advance team of 7th Special Forces Group
Realignment and Closure law of Green Berets is working at Eglin, including, from left,
Chief Warrant Officer Steve Finney, Sgt. Maj. Bill
Please see ARMY, page A-5 Sarnosky and Lt. Col. Gary Bloomberg.

Service is set for

businessman killed

in light-plane crash

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Memorial services are planned
tomorrow for a
Niceville man killed
Friday when his vin-
tage aircraft crashed
into the Gulf of
Timothy J.
McDonald, 57, of
Niceville, died when
his World War II-era
T-6 Texan aircraft
Tim McC
nose-dived into the
Gulf, about three-quarters of a
mile off Destin, at about 12:20

McDonald's passenger, his broth-
er-in-law Tun Turner, 46, of
Omaha, Neb.
Turner and other fami-
ly members were in
Niceville for the wedding
of McDonald's daughter
S Karen, a 2000 graduate of
Niceville High School.
SDespite the tragedy the
family went ahead with
the wedding Saturday at
Christ Our Redeemer
Catholic Church in
Bluewater Bay, the same
church where

p.m. Also killed in the crash was Please see CRASH, page A-3 I|

are mixed


District and NHS rank high;

but proficiency eludes many

students in reading, science

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Okaloosa County students again scored high on the
FCAT compared with their peers in Florida's other 66
counties. Niceville High School students, on average,
outscored those of other regular high schools in the county.
Still, reading and science scores at the high school level
locally, statewide, districtwide and statewide have plenty of
room for improvement.

Niceville High scores, A-2.

Students in Okaloosa County in 7th, 8th and 9th grades,
on average, scored highest in the state in reading and math.
Okaloosa 8th graders ranked second.
The Florida Department of Education released Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test scores last week for read-
ing, mathematics, and writing for students in grades
Please see FCAT, page A-2
I L ]

Beacon photo by Del Lessard
More than 250 children last week soaked up five days of sports, recreation, arts, science, drama,
music, Bible study and worship at C3 Camp, a day camp sponsored by local churches, business-
es and Chick-Fil-A on the grounds of Ruckel Middle School, Niceville. The excitement was palpa-
ble, and the noise deafening, as campers competed in a series of team challenges, including rac-
ing the clock while pushing giant soccer balls, above.

Although the sun played tag with
rain clouds much of the day, the
Fourth of July went off with a bang in
the Twin Cities area. Left, contest-
ants in a watermelon-eating contest
at Lincoln Park, Valparaiso, are
prompted by Mayor John B. Arnold.
In the evening, the annual fireworks
show over Boggy Bayou, organized
by the City
of Niceville,
after an
absence last
year for lack
of a spon-
by Mike

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Page A-2

From page A-1
4 through 10, and science FCAT
scores for grades 5, 8 and 11.
To be rated "proficient," a stu-
dent must score at level 3 or above
(on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 the
highest). This means the student

is achieving at grade level or high-
er in a particular subject, accord-
ing to the education department.
Okaloosa 10th graders were
ranked fourth in the state on math
FCAT results, with 83 percent
ranked proficient, 10 points higher
than the state average. At
Niceville High, 92 percent of
sophomores were proficient in

However, just half (50 percent)
of 10th graders in the Okaloosa
district (63 percent at Niceville
High) were proficient in reading,
according to the 2010 scores.
Statewide, the number of 10th
graders deemed proficient in read-
ing was just 39 percent, 2 percent-
age points higher than last year.

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In science, Okaloosa County
llth grade students were ranked
second in the state, yet only 54
percent were rated proficient. At
Niceville High, 57 percent of jun-
iors were proficient in science.
Statewide, only 38 percent of jun-
iors were proficient, a 1-point gain
from last year.
To improve high school per-
formance in reading and science
Okaloosa County Schools
Superintendent Alexis Tibbetts
said the district will continue to
focus on challenging students at
the middle school level. "We're
bringing science concepts down
lower to middle school," she said.
It's harder to teach new read-
ing skills at the high school level,
Tibbetts said, since students have
already had years of instruction in
vocabulary, comprehension, pho-
netically and fluency.
"We have to give applause to
Niceville High School," said
Tibbetts. In addition to ranking
No. 1 in the district among regular
high schools, Tibbetts said, per-
formance among NHS students
previously in the lowest 25 per-
cent improved their scores this
year. Failure to show enough
progress among lower-perform-
ing students was the main reason
Niceville High's state "report
card" was lowered to a "B" last
year, she said.
State letter grades for high

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

schools won't be released until
the fall, a DOE spokesperson
said, in part because the factors
used to rate schools change each
year. This year, graduation rates
and statistics on Advanced
Placement tests, will be among
those considered in awarding
high schools a grade, according
to the DOE. The state grades
are used in figuring school-by-
school award money which is
typically passed on to employ-
ees schoolwide.
At Collegiate High at
Northwest Florida State
College, a district charter school
for academically advanced stu-
dents, 99 percent of 10th graders
ranked proficient, while 94 per-

cent of their 10th graders did so
in reading. Eighty-four percent
of juniors at Collegiate High
were ranked proficient in sci-
Florida high school students
must pass the reading and math
sections of the grade 10 FCAT
to graduate with a standard high
school diploma. In the next few
years, Florida will switch to
final exams in biology, algebra
and geometry for graduation
Grade 3 FCAT scores were
released earlier last month. State
letter grades for elementary and
middle school report cards are
expected to be released near the
end of this month.


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Page A-3

From page A-1
a memorial for Tim McDonald
will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m.
Tim McDonald's wife, Jan, said
her husband would have wanted
the wedding to take place as
Tim and Jan McDonald have
three grown children. He moved
here in October 1997 from
Columbus, Ohio, after he pur-
chased Fort Walton Machining
Inc., a company he continued to
operate until his death. The
family joined him in Niceville in
March 1998.
An enthusiastic golfer,
McDonald was president of the
Rocky Bayou Country Club
before he became enthralled
with avia-
to Jan. He
was a mem-
ber of the
De stin
Warbirds, a
group of
who flew Tim Turner
vintage aircraft. "He was a very
good pilot, not cavalier," Jan
said Tuesday.
McDonald had an insatiable
curiosity, always learning some-
thing new, according to Jan.
McDonald was the owner
and president of Fort Walton


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Family photo
Tim McDonald and family after baptism of his granddaughter,
Kalli Kerschitz, Jan. 31, 2009, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic
Church, Niceville. From left: son-in-law Frank Kerschitz,
daughter Jill Kerschitz, son Tim McDonald, McDonald, wife Jan
(holding Kalli), and daughter Karen Archer.

Machining, a company he pur-
chased and built from 35
employees to more than 200.
Despite his many accom-
plishments, his wife said
McDonald preferred to stay in
the background. His favorite
saying was, "Don't ever miss an
opportunity to keep your mouth
David Goetsch, vice presi-
dent at Northwest Florida State
College, worked closely with
McDonald in the past 13 years
since McDonald became owner
of Fort Walton Machining, a
metal-parts making operation in
Fort Walton Beach.
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"He took a company, a good
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with his expertise turned it into
one of the largest private-sector
employers locally," Goetsch
"When he started out Fort
Walton Machining had about 35
people and now they have 200-
plus and they're growing,"
Goetsch said. "They've just
added a new location in the Fort
Walton Beach Commerce and
Technology Park."
Goetsch termed McDonald
"a very creative and innovative
business leader and a big sup-
porter of the community, and of
the college. Without Tim I'm
not sure we would've gotten
Project Management established
as our very first four-year

Retired Maj. Gen. Walt
Worthington, a friend, recalled
that when McDonald switched
his main hobby from playing
golf to flying, he did it with
trademark preparation and com-
"He immersed himself; he
did it the right way,"
Worthington said. "He didn't
take it as something just casual."
"He was just a super guy,"
Worthington said, tinges of
emotion evident in his voice.
"He was a great family man and
a great community member."
McDonald's plane, which


Family photo
Tim McDonald at controls of
his restored T-6 Texan, a
WWII-era plane that crashed
into the Gulf Friday.
burned after hitting the water,
then sank, was later found in
about 65 feet of water, about
three-quarters of a mile off-

shore, near the Okaloosa-
Walton county line. The
remains of the two men on
board were recovered Sunday,
according to the Okaloosa
County Sheriff's Office.
The National Traffic Safety
Board is investigating the crash.
Bob Gretz, NTSB senior air
safety investigator, said Tuesday
that a preliminary report on the
crash would be available by
early next week.
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Page A-5

County School
inform a 7SFG
member during
"expo" in .
N.C., in May.

From page A-1

2005. Bloomberg said the Army is
"pushing" soldiers, and their fam-
ilies, to come and reconn" Eglin
and surrounding civilian commu-
nities earlier than that.
The average Special Forces
soldier is at least 35 years of age-
older than the Army norm. More
than 65 percent of them are mar-
ried, said Bloomberg. They are
highly trained veterans of many
combat and other deployments, he
said. All the group's 2,200 sol-
diers are airborne I.lil.li'i
qualified. It takes about two years
of training to become a Special
Forces soldier.
The basic unit of the Special
Forces is a 12-man detachment led
by a captain, assisted by a warrant
officer and sergeant. The self-sus-
taining detachment, which can be
deployed on very short notice with
nothing but what its members
carry with them, is further divided
into two-man teams specializing
in communications, engineering,
medical care or weapons.
Most of the 7th SFG soldiers
can speak Spanish or Portuguese,
essential skills because the
detachments typically works with
indigenous forces in each country
in their area of responsibility,
Central and South America.
Of 2,200 soldiers in 7th SFG,
about half are combat support per-
sonnel, who nonetheless are also
are trained as soldiers. About 30
to 40 percent of the combat forces
in 7th have been through Ranger
training at Eglin's Army-operated
Camp Rudder.
Sgt. Maj. Bill Sarosky, a
member of the integration team
already assigned at Eglin, said he
and Bloomberg have, between

them, about 45 years of Army
Speaking for the entire
advance team, Sarnosky said they
have never received as warm a
welcome as they have from the
community in and around Eglin.
"It really is overwhelming," he
said. The reception is sure to be a
recruiting tool to get soldiers to
volunteer for duty with the 7th
SFG, he said.
Another member of the
advance team, Chief Warrant
Officer Steve Finney, applauded
the area's "small-town, personal
feel." "Our guys will really like
Bloomberg said he has gotten

Map of Northwest Florida
shown 7SFG soldiers and
families in May.
tremendous support from the Air
Force at Eglin. The Air Force
installation will be the "first
provider" of common support
requirements, such as military ID
cards and commissary shopping.
For Army services, Fort Rucker,
about a 90-minute drive from
Eglin, will become the provider.
Given the new facilities now
under construction, the welcom-
ing attitude of the community,
good schools and the location,
Bloomberg said "this will make
the 7th SFG the SFG of choice."
A physical training building is

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
As many as 100 families
from the 7th Special Forces
Group (Airborne) are already
in Okaloosa County looking
for homes, according to Maj.
James Brownlee, public affairs
officer for the unit.
Brownlee said families are
for the
home in
the right
With fre-
it's espe-
ciall 1y Maj. James
important Brownlee
that spouses and children feel
comfortable in their new
home, he said.
Most of the incoming
Army families will be making
their home in civilian commu-
nities around Eglin. Like civil-
ian families, Brownlee said 7th
SFG families already have
some idea of where they want
to live, whether they really
enjoy water sports and want to
be close to the water or prefer
a small town setting or even
something more rural.
Money, of course, plays a
role in choosing where to live,
he said, as soldiers are paid a

a major building under construc-
tion next to the headquarters
building at a 500-acre camp in the
middle of the Eglin reservations.
Soldiers will receive not only
physical conditioning there, but
also combat training in martial
"These guys are world-class
athletes," said Bloomberg. "The
difference is they are trained to run
40 meters with 80 pounds on their
back while someone is shooting at
Bloomberg said that when sol-

fixed amount for housing
depending on their rank and
marital status. Whether the
non-military spouse plans to
work, and where, is also a con-
sideration for soldiers and their
families when it comes to set-
tling down in a brand new
area, Brownlee said.
7th SFG families still at
Fort Bragg, N.C., are excited
about coming here, Brownlee
said, and are making good use
of the Internet to learn about
area schools, as well as real
Many must sell a home in
North Carolina before being
able to buy a one here, he said.
Fortunately, Fayetteville, N.C.
is currently a seller's market,
while in northwest Florida it's
still a buyer's market.
"They're nervous; this is
another change," said Toni
Richardson, who met with
many families in May in
Fayetteville during a well-
attended chamber of com-
merce "expo" intended to pro-
vide them information about
northwest Florida. "They're
looking for friends and neigh-
bors," she said.
Families felt really wel-
comed by the expo, Brownlee
said, "We never had a commu-
nity come and welcome us
before. We are really looking
forward to coming down

diers return from one of their fre-
quent deployments, they spend
their time with family and getting
ready for their next mission.
Special Forces soldiers come
from all walks of life, said
Bloomberg, so their off-duty
activities might range from rodeo
to sailing. They typically devote
much time to family and the com-
munity, often serving as volunteer
coaches and youth leaders.
No 8-to-5 institution, Sarosky
said the 7th SFG is instead, "a get-
it-done organization."

Some families already

shopping for homes

From page A-3

downed T-6's cockpit and tow
part of the wreckage to the
Destin Coast Guard Station at
about 4 a.m. Sunday, Gretz said.
However, Gretz added, the
wings and the tail of the plane
broke off during recovery and
fell to the floor of the Gulf. It
had yet to be recovered Tuesday
Examination of the wreckage
is just part of the next step,
according to Gretz. He will also
review autopsy reports, radar
data and air-traffic control voice
data. His "factual report" will be
issued in about six months. The
matter will then go to an NTSB
panel, Gretz said.
Another member of the
Destin Warbirds group crashed
in the Gulf in a T-6 aircraft
about four months ago, killing
the Birmingham, Ala., couple

on board.
Born in Omaha, McDonald
was raised on a farm near
Council Bluffs, Iowa. After
graduating from high school in
1971, he joined the Army.
On Sept. 18, 1976, he mar-
ried Jan Simpkins. They have
three children, all living in
Niceville: daughter, Jill
Kerschitz and her husband,
Frank; daughter, Karen Archer
and her husband, Michael; and
son Timothy M. McDonald.
On July 5, 1976, McDonald
became a successful Mac Tools
distributor, servicing all of
southwest Iowa. He was pro-
moted to district manager, then
regional manager. He eventually
became president of Mac Tools
in Columbus, Ohio.
After retiring from Mac
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Damas Gene Bell, 40, of 5433
Fawn Lake Drive, Crestview, was
arrested by Valparaiso police June
23 on a charge of providing false
information while lawfully
detained. On April 13 Bell was
stopped and cited by Valparaiso
police for failing to wear a seat
belt and for possessing an open
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active warrants for his arrest at the
time of the traffic stop.

Tina Marie Chavis, 38, of 304
Reeves St., Lot F-l, Niceville,
was arrested by Niceville police,
subsequent to a traffic stop, June
25, on a charge of possession of a
controlled substance without a
prescription, methylphenidate
hydrochloride (Ritalin). Chavis
was subsequently arrested by
sheriff's deputies June 25 on the
charge of failure to appear on
worthless check charges.

Fermon Mack Brown, a
masonry worker, 46, of 2235
Windtrace Road N., Navarre, was
arrested by Niceville police June
25 on a Santa Rosa County war-
rant for failure to appear on a pub-
lic nuisance charge.

Krystal Leigh Reiley, 25, of
304 Reeves St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies June
25 on a charge of fraudulent
impersonation, use or possession
of ID of another person without

Adam Brice Griffin, 33, of 671
County Line Road, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies June
25 on a Santa Rosa County war-
rant for failure to appear on the
original charge of possession of a
controlled substance.

Brandon Casey Corbitt, 20, of
1624 Moore St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies June
22 on a violation of probation
charge on the original offense of

Tanner James Lewis, 18, of
506 Oak Ave., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies June
21 on a charge of violating a pro-
bation/ community control order.

Geralyn Anne Surgner, 47, of
1927 Benton Ave., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies June
22 on 18 counts of petit theft. A
pharmacy inside a grocery, 4512
E. Highway 20, reported 18 occa-
sions between March 2 and April
27 when bottles of hydrocodone
were missing while Surgner was
an employee. After installing sur-
veillance cameras in the pharmacy
Surgner was allegedly observed
stealing bottles of hydrocodone
from the in-store pharmacy April
19, 20, 26 and 27.

Victor George Anchor, 59,
with an at-large address in Fort
Walton Beach, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies June 21 on a
charge of fraud. On May 24
Anchor allegedly attempted to
deposit $4,240 at a Niceville bank,
1130 E. John Sims Parkway.
Bank personnel noticed that the
signature on the check didn't
match the signature on file and
subsequently learned that the
check was one of three reported
stolen from a Fort Walton Beach
business owned by a Niceville res-
ident. Anchor had allegedly
opened an account at another
branch of the bank earlier the
same day with one of the other
stolen checks.

Keiko Marie Kopp, a waitress,
21, of 144 Meadow Woods Lane,
Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police June 24 on war-
rant charging her with burglary to
a conveyance and grand theft.
While processing Kopp June
12 on an unrelated charge of grand
theft auto, police found she was in
possession of someone else's dri-
ver's license and bank card. The
next day a resident reported that
someone had burglarized her
unlocked vehicle and had stolen a
purse, checks, a camera and other
IDs, including the bank card, and
driver's license recovered from
DUI arrests
Willard Alford, 43, of 498
Savage St., Crestview, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
June 23 on the charge of DUI
with serious bodily injury to
another, which allegedly
occurred Aug. 12, 2009.

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the 500 block of Johnson Street
reported that while he was at
work June 22 someone stole a
laptop computer with the power
cords from a coffee table inside
his apartment.

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drywall stilts from the back of
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This information is from reports by the
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Name: Treyjuan Q. Blunt
Wanted for: fraud, larceny and
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Blunt's last known address was
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Height: 5-feet, 11-inches
Weight: 190 pounds
Age: 23
Date of birth: 04-16-87
Hair: black
Eyes: brown

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Weight: 175 pounds
Age: 29
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Th iiville Fire Desrtment responded to the following calls from June 28
thf h y 1.
0 tructi 6 Emergency MJcal Calls
0 vell l Crash
0 Other e "CTe Crash' h E n.. ali.,r 4 0 '
0 Illegal Burn 2 Other Emergency Caii:
0 False Alarms 2 Hazardous Conditions .-
Street SituationDate Time
N. Partin Drive ...........1.....................6/28/10 ....03:18
Edge Avenue ...........................Medical...........Med..............6/28/10 .................11:01
E. John Sims Pkwy ................Power Line Down..............6/28/10 .................11:57
E. John Sims Pkwy .... ...............Medical......... ............ 6/28/10 .................2:53
Roberts Drive ................ ........................... .6/28/10 .........15:15
Beach Drive ................. Service Call ............... 6/29/10 .............. 16:25
Elm/N. Partin Drive.................Vehicle Crash ....................6/30/10 ...............17:28
M adison Street ........................M edical...............................6/30/10 .................18:02
27th Street ...................... ............. ....... ..........12:04
Peachtree Way........................Vehicle Crash .............. 7/01/10 .................15:11
E. John Sims Pkwy ................Service Call .....................7/01/10 .................16:44
Evans Street........................Arcing Electrical.................7/01/10 .................17:56
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The Home. Everyone needs to practice this exercise prior to an actual emer-
gency, so the entire family will know what to do should an emergency occur.
Web Page: http://www.cityofniceville.org/fire.html.
North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls June 27 through
July 2.
Location Situation Date Time
Bay Drive .................................Medical assist EMS...................6/27/10 ...........05:58
Bluewater Boulevard...............Dispatched canceled................6/27/10 ...........20:19
Oakview Cove .....................EMS excluding vehicle.............6/28/10 ...........11:51
North White Point Road..........EMS excluding vehicle.............6/28/10...........14:35
Glenburn Court................ Medical assist EMS............. 6/29/10 ...........09:36
Joseph Avenue......................Fire in mobile home .................6/29/10 ...........15:49
Ardmore Court......................Service call.................................6/29/10 ...........17:51
Hampton Circle......................EMS excluding vehicle.............6/30/10 ...........02:21
Samana Way.......................EMS excluding vehicle.............6/30/10 ...........08:47
Merchants W ay .....................Dispatched canceled................6/30/10 ...........10:20
Pine Street...............................Dispatched canceled................6/30/10 ...........13:27
Hickory Street................. Detector activation, no fire.......6/30/10 ...........16:08
Ridgewood Cove West...........EMS excluding vehicle.............6/30/10...........17:27
Merchants Way .....................EMS excluding vehicle.............6/30/10 ...........18:08
Cat Mar Road .....................Dispatched canceled................6/30/10 ...........20:26
W est Birkdale Circle................Medical assist EMS..................6/30/10 ...........21:16
Blue Pine Lane .....................Medical assist EMS..................7/01/10 ...........09:55
North White Point Road..........EMS excluding vehicle.............7/01/10...........10:59
Hampton Circle......................EMS excluding vehicle.............7/01/10 ...........11:45
Parkwood Court.......................EMS excluding vehicle.............7/01/10 ...........12:16
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Valparaiso Volunteer
The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during
the month of June.
Location Situation Date Time
Andrew Drive ..........................Structure Fire .........................6/2/10...............09:03
Highway 85 South ..................Motor Vehicle Accident...........6/2/10...............11:31
Bayshore Drive .....................Fire Alarm .................................6/3/10...............15:52
Michigan Ave. & John Sims....Unconscious..........................6/5/10...............04:28
Andrew Drive ...........................Fire Service Call .............6/5/10...............17:54
Detroit Avenue.......................Assault ................................ 6/6/10 ............... 19:41
OkaloosaAvenue..................... Fall........................................... 6/10/10.............19:40
OkaloosaAvenue..................... Fall........................................... 6/10/10.............22:04
GovernmentAvenue................Fire Alarm.................................6/12/10.............07:21
Southview Avenue ...................Fall......... ... ..............6/12/10.............14:03
W ashington Avenue.................Fire Alarm.................................6/12/10.............22:16
W ashington Ave .....................Fire Alarm.................................6/12/10.............22:36

North Bayshore Drive..............Cardiac Arrest..................... 6/19/10.............14:09
W ashington Avenue.................Stabbing .................................6/20/10.............05:04
Crystal Lake Lane....................Sick Call ................. ........... 6/23/10.............02:20
North John Sims Pkwy ...........Sick Call ..................................6/23/10.............20:28
Andrew Drive ...........................Breathing Problem .................6/24/10.............04:12
Johnson Avenue......................Vehicle Fire near Structure ....6/24/10.............19:53
South John Sims Pkwy............Unconscious...........................6/25/10.............16:35
W est College Blvd. ..................Motor Vehicle Accident...........6/26/10.............06:52
Lincoln Avenue................ ......Seizures..................................6/26/10.............13:32
Washington Avenue.................Fire Alarm..............6/26/10.............11:16
S. John Sims Pkwy........Fire Alarm..............6/28/10.............03:25
W ashington Avenue.................Fire Alarm ................................6/30/10.............22:29
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water per day. More fluids may be required due to heavy exertion. Take water
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Volunteer Fire Department at 729-5410 if you have questions or concerns.

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THE BAY BEACON Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fallen-soldier monument planned

The fallen soldier monument in
front of Niceville City Hall will
resemble this one, which is
located in Jacksonville.

By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
After weeks of collecting
donations ranging from $5 to
$500, the city of Niceville has
raised enough money to build a
fallen soldier monument, to be
placed in front of City Hall.
The final donation arrived
Friday, bringing the total to the
goal of $4,400.
The concept of a memorial to

service members who have been
killed in action came from Ron
Hall, who works in the city's
vehicle maintenance depart-
"Valparaiso's got one,
Pensacola's got one and
Crestview's got one," Hall said.
"We should have one too." He
said the concept got legs
through his organization,
Vietnam Veterans/Legacy

Veterans Motorcycle Club.
The memorial will consist of
a bronze statue of a pair of
empty boots and an M-16 with a
helmet on the butt. The statue
will be placed on an 18-by-18-
inch granite base on top of a 2-
foot square brick podium.
Counter Revolution of
Panama City will donate the
granite, while Coastal Brick,
LLC, of Niceville will donate

the bricks.
The Large Art Co., of
Baltimore, will construct the
statue, while Niceville Public
Works crews will build the base.
On the base will be two
plaques. One will read "Some
gave all," while the other will
say, "This memorial is dedicat-
ed to all the men and women
who served these United States
in times of war and peace." The

engraving will be donated by
Tim White's Vault & Monument
Company, Crestview.
The monument will be built
sometime in the next few
months, Hall said. He said he
came up with the idea about a
year ago and City Manager
Lannie Corbin approved it.
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Niceville. With only two months
of French lessons under her belt,

Lt. Col. Kirk
Rowe, and his
wife, Christina,
in front of a
restored World
War II tank dur-
ing celebrations
in Noirmoutier-
en-I'lle, France.
The couple were
part of a delega-
tion that visited
Crestview's sis-
ter city.
Courtesy photo

Mrs. Rowe knew that she and her
husband, a clinical neuropsychol-
ogist and 96th Mental Health
Flight Commander, couldn't pass
up the chance to travel with the
group. In less than two months,
the Rowes made arrangements
for their two children and travel
plans to be part of a delegation

that would further enhance the
relationships between the two
Col. Rowe became the "unof-
ficial" military representative for
the group and, along with two
retired naval officers, placed a

Please see TOUR, page B-2

College president

takes the reins

Dr. Ty Handy, center, was welcomed at a breakfast reception by Northwest Florida State College
staff and members of the college's governing Board of Trustees, including chairwoman Sandy
Sims, right, and board member Dale Rice, left.

Dr. Ty Handy assumed the
presidency of Northwest
Florida State College on June
Handy was selected by the
Board of Trustees to lead the
college following a six-month
national search which attracted
76 candidates from 30 different
Handy, a Florida native,
most recently served as presi-
dent of Vermont Technical
College, a public associate and
baccalaureate institution. He

also previously served as chan-
cellor of Ivy Tech Community
College in southern Indiana, a
comprehensive two-year com-
munity and technical college in
the Ivy Tech Community
College System.
He holds a doctorate from
the University of Memphis in
higher education administra-
tion, an MBA in accounting
and finance from Drexel
University and a bachelor's
degree in finance from Western
Kentucky University.

Flight is theme of art exhibit

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Two new exhibits are on dis-
play at the Mattie Kelley Arts
Center Galleries at Northwest
Florida State College through
July 25. Both exhibits, said gal-
leries direcaztor K.C. Williams,
are intended to honor local mili-
tary personnel and the aviation
heritage of Northwest Florida.
She said the
exhibits are
intended to
highlight the
between the
college and
the surround-
ing commu-
nity, and
K.C. Williams between art,
science and
In the McIlroy Gallery, the
"Flight Path" exhibition is domi-
nated by a life-size model of a
WACO biplane of the 1920s.
Although the plane cannot fly, it
looks as though it is ready for
Artist Michael Brennan told
the Beacon in a phone interview
that he originally created the
model plane for a local art festival
in Tallahassee, and had thought
he would have to destroy it before
he was asked to exhibit it at
NWFSC. He has agreed to give
the model to the college for per-

manent display, and is working
with college officials to arrange a
suitable location for the display.
"I'm also ihliikil-i." said
Brennan, "of repainting the plane
to actually resemble some of the
planes that actually flew at Eglin
Air Force Base in its early days'.
Another part of the Flight Path
exhibit is "Air Show," a collection
of much smaller model planes by
David Lambert. The models are
whimsical creations made from a

wide assortment of common
objects, such as "Erector Set"
pieces, or the dial of an old tele-
phone used to represent the arc of
a propeller. One such model has a
disk with a clown face to repre-
sent a propeller.
"I work from what little I actu-
ally know of airplanes and avia-
tion," Lambert said. "I use ordi-
nary objects to create models that
can visually pass themselves off
as airplanes. I like to let the view-

er step in, and make his or her
own connection with the models."
"I don't even like to fly
myself," Lambert said, "but I like

the idea that these things can fly. I
find it fascinating."
An untitled photo by Ashley
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The National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA)
has awarded Jean Marie
Weatherwax a Motivating
Undergraduates in Science and
A 2008
High School
Jean attends
University of
Jean South
Weatherwax Florida
(USF) in
Tampa, where, as an honors stu-
dent, she majors in electrical
engineering, and minors in
music. This autumn will be her
fourth semester participating in
USF's Undergraduate Research
Program. A junior, Jean is also
on the dean's list since 2008. As
a NASA MUST scholar, Jean
will receive up to $10,000, a paid
summer 2011 internship at a
NASA Center, and year-round

Eaton of
was awarded
the rank of
Eagle Scout
by Eglin
Scout Troop
72 at a cere-
mony in J.D. Eaton
Niceville on
June 9. He completed his Eagle
Scout Project at the base library
on Eglin.

A 23-year veteran of the
Niceville Police Department has
been promoted to lieutenant.
Steve Gaiser, 57, was pro-
moted from sergeant to lieu-
tenant June 2 and assigned to
head up the department's investi-
gations section. Raised in a mili-
tary family, Gaiser moved to the
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From page B-1
Craig is actually that of a man
holding a kite-not catching a
WWII fighter plane in mid-flight,
as it first appears to be.
"The Infinitive: To Be" is a
mixed media piece by Mariann
Bemice Kearsley. The work was
done while Kearsley was in a
"medidative state," and reflects
what Kearsley, who is gradually
going blind from an eye disease,
imagines she sees while in such a
state. Her works often resemble
images of outer space, such as the
photos taken by the Hubble tele-
In the Holzhauer Gallery, "The
Americans" is an exhibit by Owen

From page B-1
wreath on a monument honoring
the war dead during a Fete de la
Victoire, or Festival of Victory.
But before the festivities began,
the Rowes landed in Paris and
then traveled by train to Nantes,
where they spent six days with a
host family.
"We kept asking ourselves if
we were really here," said Mrs.
Rowe. "They treated us like we
were celebrities and they were
such gracious hosts."
"Celebrating the end of the
war was a big deal in France,"
Col. Rowe said. "In fact, they
wondered why the Americans
didn't celebrate the end of World
War II like they do."
Organizers planned a full

Mundy. It includes "Military
Family Tree," a collection of pho-
tos of family members who are
also military veterans.
"The Americans" also includes
a photo studio, resembling a mili-
tary studio used to create official
photos of G.Is. Visitors can have
their own photos taken, military
style. Mundy is a former Navy
photographer's mate, and made
the studio as realistic as possible.
"Through a Glass Darkly" is a
continuous video, showing scenes
from famous American war
movies. In each movie, there are
scenes of tranquil landscapes as
they appear just before or after a
battle breaks out. Many of the
scenes are recognizable to movie
fans, and viewing them creates an

week of activities with the main
event on May 8.
"It was lightly drizzling that
morning as we met in town,"
Col. Rowe remembered. "The
clouds then parted and the sun
shone for the ceremony and just
long enough for seven para-
chutists to jump into the town
square until it started raining
Following the playing of each
country's national anthem, Mrs.
Rowe said the mayor and a
retired French Army general
spoke of WW II and then the eld-
erly French Resistance fighters
sang a song in the shadow of a
12th century castle.
The hosts treated the delega-
tion to rides in restored
American Army tanks and jeeps,
but the Rowes got lucky-they

eerie sense of foreboding, as the
viewer keeps waiting for the car-
nage to begin, but it never does.
According to Mundy, one purpose
of the work is to make people
emotionally aware of the contrast

rode in style in a Peugeot Citroen
in a parade along the harbor
The highlight of the trip for
the couple was dinner at the
home of a retired French Army
general who spoke of his memo-
ry of being 9 years old and see-
ing the Germans fleeing and the
Americans arriving. Other guests
also shared their stories.
"One woman who is 82 saw
an American tank coming across
the bridge and didn't know if it
would make it," Col. Rowe said.
When the tank made it across
and the French teenager at the
time jumped onto the tank... The
soldier said, 'wait a minute' (after
it crossed), went back down into
his tank and brought up a bottle
of champagne to celebrate."
"My teacher told of her father
being a prisoner of war who
escaped and she remembers
walking next to the American
tanks and her father lifting her up
on his shoulders and then giving

From page B-1
area after
from high
school in the
\ aD.C., area in
1971. He
Steve Gaiser J u n i o r
College then
earned a degree in criminology at
Florida State University. In addi-

"Air Show"
by David
Lambert is a
collection of
S .- mo d e
planes made
from assort-
ed common
objects. It
such individ-
ual models
as "Clown
Flyer" and
"Silver Jet."
between peace and war.
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her to one of the American men
on the tank," Mrs. Rowe said.
The Rowes brought back
many memories and hope to be
able to make a trip to France
again. They felt no animosity for
being Americans while traveling
through the region. In fact, just
the opposite was true.
"To be able to connect at the
level we did was priceless," Mrs.
Rowe said. "When would you be
able to do that unless you're a
young exchange student? We
were able to connect with the
people themselves and I had the
feeling we are so much more
alike than different. Might we
have fewer international prob-
lems if we could see how similar
we are?" That was likely some of
President Eisenhower's intent
when he initiated the program in
the 1956.
The Rowes will test that theo-
ry this fall when they sponsor a
high school exchange student
from Japan for a year.

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Niceville Police Department,
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Florida State College for the past
15 years.
Gaiser, who is married and has
four daughters, lives in Valparaiso.
Matthew Turnbull of
Niceville has earned Highest
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RBCS students earn scholarships

Rocky Bayou Christian
Academy announced its 2010
graduate scholarship awards total-
ing more than $2 million, present-
ed at the Baccalaureate and
Commencement Ceremony at
Rocky Bayou Baptist Church June
Sarah Noelle Barnick-Belhaven
College, Academic, Choir and
Cheerleading Scholarships; Florida
Academic Scholar, pending June test
scores; Samford University
Scholarship; Palm Beach Atlantic
University Scholarship;
Ashley Nicole Bernheisel-
Florida State University, Florida
Academic Scholar, pending June test
scores; Florida Institute of Technology
Scholarship; Taylor University
Scholarship; University of South
Florida Scholarship; Cedarville
University Scholarship
Daniel Albert Bowers, III-
Liberty University Academic
Scholarship; Florida Medallion
Scholar; Union University Scholarship;
Harding University Scholarship;
Geneva University Scholarship
Shaun Jamison Brown-
Northwest Florida State College;
Florida Medallion Scholar
Aaron Carl Cain-Clearwater
Christian College Academic
Scholarship: Florida Medallion
Scholar; Southeastern University
Scholarship; Liberty University
Scholarship; Samford University
Academic Scholarship; Cornell
College Scholarship; Barry University
Scholarship; Valley Forge Military
College Scholarship; Twin Cities
Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship;
Niceville Rotary Club Scholarship
Denise Adian Cain-Northwest
Florida State College
Jin Sil Choi-University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign
Alexander William Crocker-
Northwest Florida State College;
Florida Medallion Scholar
Shannon Lee Donahue-Palm
Beach Atlantic Ul.; I! ;., Academic
and Honors Scholarships; Florida
Academic Scholar; Samford
University Scholarship; Belhaven
College Scholarship; University of
North Florida Scholarship; Auburn
University Scholarship; Asbury
College Scholarship; Taylor Haugen
Award Scholarship
Josiah Timothy Duffey-
Northwest Florida State College;
Florida Medallion Scholar; Samford
University Scholarship; University of
South Alabama Scholarship; Twin
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Justin Bryce Emerick-
University of South Florida; Florida
Academic Scholar, pending June test
scores; University of Tampa
Michael Joseph Esneul-
Northwest Florida State College
Yazdel Marie Monica Fonseca
Alvarez-Northwest Florida State
College, Art Scholarship; Florida
Medallion Scholar
Hope Marie Given-Troy
University, Chancellor's Award
Scholarship, full tuition; Florida
Medallion Scholar
Jonathan Scott Glover-RBCS
Post-Transition Program
ElizabethAnn Goettl-Northwest
Florida State College, GED Program to
prepare for Veterinary Studies

Rocky Bayou Christian School seniors celebrate their scholarships.

Jonathan Paul Hearon-United
States Marine Corps
Timothy Leslie Herndon-
Northwest Florida State College;
Florida Medallion Scholar; Southern
Wesleyan University Scholarship
Andrew Scott Hudson-
Northwest Florida State College
SuHo Im-Korean University
Shong Ho John-Santa Fe
Community College
Shawn Curtis Josey-Northwest
Florida State College
Prachabordee Junnongyai-
Jacksonville State University
Hannah Lynn Kent-RBCS Post-
Transition Program
HyeongWuk Kim-Cedarville
University, Academic Scholarship
MyeongSeop Kim-Cedarville
University, Academic Scholarship;
University of Texas at Arlington
Scholarship; Barry University
Scholarship; Liberty University
Scholarship; Westminster College
Scholarship; Wallace Community
College Scholarship
SoYoun Kim-Korean University
Benjamin Wade Lusk-
Northwest Florida State College, GED
Program to prepare for Robotics and
Aviation Study
Jessica Pearl Maney-Troy
Uli; m .il, Millennium Scholarship,
full tuition, room, board and fees,
Sound of the South Music Scholarship;
Florida Academic Scholar; University
of Alabama in Birmingham
Scholarship; ITEA Emerald Coast
Chapter Scholarship
Natalie Helena Masone-Loyola
College, Loyola Scholar and Cardoner
Leadership Scholarships plus the
Jansen Grant; Florida Medallion
Scholar; Rollins College Scholarship;
University of Dayton Scholarship;
Spring Hill College Scholarship; Barry
College Scholarship; Berry College
Scholarship; Bethany College
Matthew Michael McDorman-
University of West Florida, Pace
Scholarship; Florida Academic
Scholar; Florida Institute of
Technology Scholarship; Samford
University Scholarship; Liberty
College Scholarship
Jacqueline Daene Medley-
United States Navy; Florida Medallion

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Sheriff candidates make

their pitches for votes

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Candidates for Okaloosa
County Sheriff each gave brief
statements about why voters
should choose them in the Aug. 4
primary election, and answered
questions submitted in writing by
audience members June 24 at a
meeting of the Republican Club
of Okaloosa County.
Tony Taylor, Bill Patterson,
Steve Menchel, Ron Livingston,
Rick Hord, and Larry Ashley each
made their case at the American
Legion hall in Fort Walton Beach.
Each candidate cited his expe-
rience, as each has previously
served in senior leadership posi-
tions in various law enforcement
agencies. They also agreed that
with declining revenue expected
in the coming year, budgets will

have to be tightened.
Ashley, chief deputy in the
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), emphasized the progress
he has already made in earning a
national accreditation for the
OCSO, and his efforts to ensure
sound management and integrity
within the office.
Hord, who has worked as a
broadcast journalist as well as a
deputy sheriff, OCSO public
information officer, and training
instructor at law enforcement
academies, said he wants to be a
role model for deputies and "help
people on the worst days of their
Livingston, a former Florida
Highway Patrol supervisor, said
he plans to streamline manage-
ment of the OCSO and eliminate
waste in such areas as vehicles

and performance bonuses for
OCSO personnel.
Menchel, a former Secret
Service, Customs, and Homeland
Security agent, stressed his man-
agement and budgeting experi-
ence as well as experience with
undercover anti-drug operations.
Patterson, a 28-year Air Force
senior NCO and Fort Walton
Beach police officer, promised to
"end the legacy of Charlie
Morris" by bringing "trust, open-
ness and transparency" to the
OCSO. He said that a recent poll
showed that 79 percent of county
voters do not trust the sheriff's
office, and promised to correct
that perception.
Taylor stressed his 30 years
experience with the Fort Walton
police department, and reminded
people that there will be no runoff

Matthew Paul LaPointe
Matthew Paul LaPointe went
home to be with the Lord on June
19, 2010, at the age of 29 years.
He is survived by his wife,
Elizabeth (Schranz), formerly of
Gates, N.Y.; mother, Mary
LaPointe of Valparaiso, Fla.;
father, Raymond LaPointe of
Milton, Fla.; sister, Tania
LaPointe of Valparaiso, Fla.;
brother, Jonathan (Mary)
LaPointe of Niceville, Fla.; father-
in-law and mother-in-law, Bud
and Ellen Schranz of Gates, N.Y.;
two sisters-in-law, Karen (Peter)
Mersich of Tonawanda, N.Y. and
Emily Schranz of Gates, N.Y. He
was a Disabled Veteran of the
United States Coast Guard.
A Memorial Mass was cele-
brated at St. Jerome's Church in
East Rochester on June 24, 2010.
A military interment will follow
at a later date.
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Matthew LaPointe c/o Banfield of
Pensacola, FL."

Larry Ashley


after the Aug. 4 primary. "The
first vote will settle it," he said.
Candidates were asked their
top two priorities if they are elect-
ed sheriff.
Ashley said he will continue to
seek national accreditation, espe-
cially through financial and policy
audits, and will improve public
safety communications.
Hord said he will "earn your
trust every day, move financial
administration of the OCSO to the
Clerk of Courts Office, and
streamline the chain of command
to reduce unneeded levels of man-
agement and supervision.
Livingston said he will empha-
size leadership and earning the
people's trust, and improve chil-
dren's safety, especially through
the school resource officer pro-
Menchel said that in the wake
of the BP oil spill, it will be nec-

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The air-
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principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic
training earn four credits
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science degree through the
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essary for the OCSO and other
county offices to "do more with
less." He also promised to
improve the level of customer
Patterson promised to make
the OCSO more open to public
scrutiny and improve deputies'
pay levels. Deputies, he said, are
the cornerstone of the sheriff's
office and "must be taken care of."
Taylor promised to create a
"command staff to beat all," and
to reorganize the budget process,
making it more open.
Candidates also had differing
opinions on whether the county
should use cameras to help catch
drivers who run traffic lights.
Livingston favored such cam-
eras, saying they have been suc-
cessful at toll booths.
Menchel said he also favors
such cameras, saying they reduce
crashes, and that privacy concerns

He is the son of Paul Neal of
St. John Cove, Niceville
Neal is a 2007 graduate of
Niceville High School.
Air Force Airman Colten J.
Lingley graduated from basic
military training at Lackland
Air Force
Base, San
Texas. The
airman com-
pleted an
that includ-
ed training Colten J. Lingley
in military
discipline and studies, Air

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are outweighed by the lives that
could be saved.
Patterson disagreed, saying,
"Are such cameras constitutional?
I don't think so. I'm not on Big
Brother's side on anything.'
Taylor favors traffic light cam-
eras. He said that while they may
cost extra money, they will reduce
accidents and save lives.
Hord said the sight of violators
being pulled over and ticketed
does more to encourage other
drivers to heed traffic lights than
sending tickets through the mail,
although traffic cameras "may be
OK at some intersections."
Ashley said traffic light cam-
eras are very expensive to install
and operate, and that while they
may reduce some collisions, they
also tend to increase the number
of rear-end crashes as motorists
slam on breaks to avoid a ticket
when a light starts to change.

Force core values, physical fit-
ness, and basic warfare princi-
ples and skills.
He is the son of Bobbi
Lingley of Everglade Drive in
Niceville and a 2006 graduate
of Niceville High School.

Air Force Airman Luke T.
Phillips graduated from basic
training at
Air Force
Base, San
Texas. The
airman com-
pleted an
eight-week Luke T. Phillips
program that
included training in military
discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fit-
ness, and basic warfare princi-
ples and skills.
He is the son of Lucille
Phillips of Lakeway Drive in

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Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $700,000. These funds
must be used for one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low and moderate income persons; or
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
3. To meet other community development needs having a particular
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threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other
financial resources are not available to meet such needs.
The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in
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revitalization, or economic development and include such improvement
activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit
business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of
infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and
energy conservation. Additional information regarding the range of
activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing.
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benefit low and moderate income persons.
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to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG
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displaced persons.
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housing, economic and other community development needs will be
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Snhomas Andrew Howell and
Tamara Jillane McCarthy
Tamara Jillane McCarthy
and Thomas Andrew Powell
happily announce their
engagement and upcoming
marriage. Tamara is the
daughter of John and Cathy
Peebles of Niceville. "Andy"
is the son of Thomas Anthony
Powell, also of Niceville, and
Kimberly Mazza of Lynn
Haven, Fla.
The groom-to-be is a grad-
uate of Niceville High School
and will receive a degree in
architectural design and con-
struction tcnlliiilh-.v from
Northwest Florida State
College this summer. He is
looking forward to a promis-
ing career as an architect.
The bride-to-be, a graduate
of New England Christian

Academy in Swansea, Mass.,
is currently enrolled in the
psychology program at the
University of West Florida and
plans on working in private
practice as a marriage and
family therapist.
The couple will wed on
Aug. 14, 2010, at Niceville
Assembly of God.

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Dr. Matthew Markel
and Traci Stokes
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Jerry
Stokes of Niceville announce
the engagement of their
daughter, Traci Stokes, to Dr.
Matthew Markel, son of Linda
Markel and the late David
Markel, of Saint Louis, Mo. A
September wedding is
Traci is a graduate of the
University of Oklahoma and is
currently director of market-
ing for Silver Sands Factory
Stores in Destin.
Matthew is a graduate of
the University of Missouri,
Rolla, and the University of
Florida, and is a Technical

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James A. Summerlin Jr. and
Mrs. Frances Z. Cook
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Holley M.
Summerlin, to Kevin M. Bush,
son of Mr. Larry M. Bush and
Cynthia D. Gatlin. The couple
will be married on Nov. 6,
2010, at Santa Rosa Beach &
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Fellow for Jacobs T.cliinlh.*,
at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort
Walton Beach, Florida.
Traci also works with the
Fort Walton Beach High
School Marching Band and
volunteers with several area
charities, such as Sinfonia
Gulf Coast and Mattie Kelly
Arts Foundation.
Matthew also plays the
trumpet with the Playground
Big Band, the Swingin' Dick
Tracys, D6ji Vu, and his own
jazz trio, as well as teaching
private lessons.
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Kristine Alstead, Cameron
McAllister, Stephanie Fenzl
and Bridget Sieck.
Ring bearers were Sam and
Ben Olson, and Isabella Maria
Kolts was flower girl.
The groom chose Eric
Gorney as best man.
Groomsmen were Chris Hart,
Andy Gray, John Wimberley,
Ben Sims, Ryan Mestelle and
James Henry.
A reception was held at the
Hartford Golf Club.After a
honeymoon in Belize, the cou-
ple resides in Newport News,
Saint Peters and Paul
Catholic Church in
Chattanooga, Tenn., was the
setting for the May 15 mar-
riage of Andrea Maurice and
Darian Nix.
The bride is the daughter of
Dr. Sebastian and Lois
Maurice of Valparaiso.
The groom is the son of
George and Irmgard Nix of
The Rev. Gilbert Diaz offi-
ciated at the double-ring cere-

Darian and Andrea Nix
mony, where the bride was
given in marriage by her
Music was provided by
organist Betty Anne Neal and
vocalist Daniel Hixon.
The bride chose her sister,
Trisha Maurice, for maid of
honor. Junior bridesmaids
were Kersten Hicks and Ema
Hodge. Ring bearer was
Timothy Hodge and flower
girl was Morgan Hicks.
The groom chose his father,
George Nix, as best man.
A reception was held at
Lookout Mountain Fairyland
Club in Georgia.
The couple honeymooned
on a Caribbean Cruise. They
reside in Flintstone, Ga.

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families are challenged more
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job loss. Sharing and Caring
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pickup can be arranged. The
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Wyland traveling exhibit
Niceville Public Library will dis-
play a Teacher's Discovery Traveling
Exhibit through
July 17 featuring
the paintings of
Wyland, the
renowned marine
life artist. "Dive H
into Art and
Conservation" features four of
Wyland's paintings and reinforces the
importance of water conservation.
This exhibit is free to the public.
Civil Service seminar
A free seminar, "Applying for
Civil Service Employment," will be
held Wednesday, July 7, at the
Crestview JobsPlus One-Stop Career
Center, 212 N. Wilson St., Crestview.
This free, 90-minute seminar will start
at 9 a.m. The class will focus on
applying for Civil Service employ-

Schedule Starts:
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ment using USAJOBS. Registered
applicants will receive course hand-
outs and a sample resume. Seating is
limited to the first 50 applicants. Info:
Congressional forum
A Congressional Candidate
District 2 Forum will be presented by
the Okaloosa County Republican
Executive Committee on Thursday,
July 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Destin City
Hall, 4200 Two Trees Road, Destin.
Invited candidates are: Eddie
Hendry, Ron McNeil, Barbara
Olschner, David Scholl and Steve
Southerland. The forum is open to the
public and there is no charge. For
more information, call 897-3322.
Regatta on the bay
The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club
will hold its Summer Regatta,
Saturday, July 10, on Choctawhatchee
Bay. The race is open to all sailors.
Registration will be held between 10
and 11 a.m. at the Bluewater Bay
Marina, followed by the skippers
meeting. The race will begin at
approximately noon. There will be
three classes: spinnaker, non-spin-
naker, and cruisers.
Info: Neville Edenborough,
Genealogical talk
Mike Martell will be the featured
speaker at the Genealogical Society of
Okaloosa County meeting at the
Heritage Museum, 115 Westview
Drive, Valparaiso, Saturday, July 10,
10 a.m. His topic is "Diary of a
Lonesome Soldier." Martell will dis-
cuss how the U.S. ended up fighting
the Red Army in Russia during and
after World War I, including a discus-
sion on weapons, food, the cold and
the Russian people. He will also dis-
play pictures and artifacts, as well as
his grandfather's complete diary.The
public is invited.
After the meeting all those inter-
ested will meet at a local restaurant for
Dutch treat lunch.
Free camp for kids
Emerald Coast Hospice is offering
a free camp for children July 16-19 at
Camp Timpoochee, Niceville. Camp
Brave Heart is for children, ages 7-14,
who have experienced the loss of a
loved one. Regardless of the type of
loss or the reason for the loss, all chil-

dren throughout the area are invited to
apply to attend Camp Brave Heart at
no cost to them. A prior affiliation
with Emerald Coast Hospice is not a
Camp Brave Heart is run by clini-
cal experts who understand the heal-
ing process. The
S emphasis is on
healing, arts and
crafts, field
games, boating,
swimming and
honoring the people they have lost
with a very special memorial service.
To receive an application for a
child to attend, or to volunteer to assist

with Camp Brave Heart, call Jim Vail,
Bereavement Coordinator, at Emerald
Coast Hospice, 689-0300 or go to
gentiva.com/hospice. Applications
will be accepted while space is avail-
'Fitness regime offered
If you're looking for a challenging
workout or just want to become more
physically fit, join the ROTC students
at Northwest Florida State College for
physical training this summer, and get
into shape free of charge as the pro-
gram opens its workout routine to the
public. Youth and adults of any athlet-
ic ability, who are at least 16 years of
age, are invited to join the students in


the college's ROTC program for cir-
cuit training, upper body and abdomi-
nal training, cardio training, stretch-
ing, running and team sports every
Monday through Aug. 19, 6-7 a.m. at
the Niceville campus. Participants
meet by the ROTC building at the
west end of campus by the ball fields.
Info: Capt. David Avallone, 729-
6022 or avallond@nwfsc.edu.
Chamber breakfast
The Niceville Valparaiso Chamber
of Commerce will hold its Second
Wednesday Breakfast July 14 at the
Niceville Assembly of God Church,
108 Highway 85 North: 7:15 a.m.,
coffee and conversation; 7:30 a.m.,
breakfast. This month's sponsor is the
Niceville Assembly of God. Info: 678-
Seniors set potluck
The Twin Cities Senior Citizens
will hold a potluck
meal and meeting
Thursday, July 8,
3 p.m., with enter-
tainment by the
Gold Diggers &
Sisters-2. Those aged 50 or older are
Call Joe at 678-8645 or Ruth at
Pirates at Temple Mound
Fort Walton Beach's Heritage Park
and Cultural Center, along with the
Friends of the Museums, Inc., present
"Pirates: The Last Scourge of the
Gulf." The exhibit is scheduled to be
on display all summer inside the
Indian Temple Mound Museum
Lazarus Education Center.
Heritage Park, 139 Miracle Strip
Parkway SE, is open Monday through
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The
exhibit is included in regular admis-
sion to Heritage Park: $5 plus tax for
adults, $4.50 plus tax for seniors 55-
plus and active military, and $3 plus
tax for children 4 to 17. Info: 833-
Local artists display work
Members of the Local Color
Artists Club will display their artwork
at the Heritage Museum, Valparaiso,
through Aug. 28. They have a patriot-
ic theme to follow and there will be 10
or more artists in the club showing
several of their paintings. The display
is also in conjunction with Eglin's


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Wyland show at library
Niceville Public Library is displaying a Teacher's Discovery
Traveling Exhibit through July 17 featuring the paintings of
Wyland, the renowned marine life artist, who painted this
mural on a Destin marina. This exhibit is free to the public.



75th anniversary.
Art shows at NWFSC
The culminating shows of the
2009-2010 season will be Flight Path
in the McIlroy Gallery and the works
of Owen Mundy in the Holzhauer
Gallery through July 25. Flight Path is
a themed invitational exhibition in
which artists will present interpreta-
tions, literal and abstract, of flight.
Mundy will exhibit several installa-
tions including his Military Family
Tree, an expanding, interactive project
that memorializes family members
who have served in the armed forces
and queries relationships between mil-
itary service and class, between peace
and violence and between art and
Fencing, anyone?
Ever felt like dueling? Or perhaps
you are just looking for an athletic
hobby with a friendly atmosphere?
Maybe you just like doing new things
and making new friends? Then you
should join the North Bay Society of
the Sword Fencing Club. It accepts
newcomers of all ages for its begin-
ners' classes and
both casual and
fencers. All three
styles-foil, saber,
and epee-are
taught as well. It
meets in the First Methodist Church
Community Life Center, Niceville, at
6 p.m. Monday and Thursdays. Club
equipment is provided for those who
do not own fencing gear. Info: Robert
Drake, 678-9190, rohio48th@cox.net,
or at northbayfencing.weebly.com.
Nail trim clinic fundraiser
Take your dog to Parkway
Veterinary Hospital, 1101 E. John
Sims Pkwy., for a nail trim on
Saturday, July 17, 9 a.m. -noon.
Proceeds benefit American Cancer
Society's Relay for Life. Dogs should
be on a non-retractable leash; cats in a
carrier. Rabies Certificate or invoice
required; "tags" will not suffice. $8
per pet; $6 per additional pet. Located
at 1101 E. John Sims Pkwy., 678-
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Environmental Protection's (DEP)
Florida Park Service announced the
month of July as National Recreation
and Parks Month and will offer free
park admission to all Florida state
parks (except Skyway Fishing Pier)
Saturday, July 17. Created in 1935 by
the Florida Legislature, Florida's state
parks have grown from eight to 160
parks over the last 75 years, and are
overseen by the DEP Florida Park
'Grease' coming to town
"Grease" will be performed July

14-17 as the sum-
mer production of
the Fine and o
Performing Arts
Division at
Northwest Florida
State College in the mainstage theater
at the college's Mattie Kelly Arts
Center in Niceville at 7:30 p.m. each
night. Tickets: $20, adults; $15, youth
age 18 and younger.
Call 729-6000 or go online at mat
Aero Club fundraiser
The Eglin Aero Modellers will
host their second fundraiser July 17
for the Wounded Warrior Project

based in Jacksonville.
The location will be the Mullet
Festival site in Niceville. The 9 a.m.-3
p.m. fundraiser will feature RC flight
airplane, sailplane, helicopter and tur-
bine jet demonstrations throughout the
day and a flight simulator to test your
RC piloting skills. Also featured will
be a flyover show by the full size T-6
Texan aircraft team. There will be
plenty of food, cold drinks and a huge
raffle with thousands of dollars in
prizes. Admission is free.
Emotional pain seminar
Niceville Church of Christ will
hold the "Removing Emotional Pain"
seminar July 16, 7-9 p.m., and July 17,

9 a.m.-4 p.m. The National Director of
SFT Awareness, Gary Washer, will
present the material and answer ques-
tions. Participants will receive the
book "Removing Emotional Pain," by
Ron Wilkins, a
seminar work-
book, and lunch
will be provided
Saturday, noon-1
p.m. Early regis-
tration, through July 5, tickets are $20
for singles or $30 per couple. At the
door or late registration is $25 for sin-
gles and $35 per couple. Call 678-
2911. Tickets can be picked up at
Niceville Church of Christ, 801 E
John Sims Pkwy, Niceville.

Inventing for kids
As part of the Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida's new History
Rocks! spring/summer program series
for kids, "So You Want to Be An
Inventor?" will be offered Wednesday,
July 21, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $15 mem-
bers, $20 non-members.
Architectural history
As part of the Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida's new History
Rocks! spring/summer program series
for kids, youngsters can learn about
log cabins, cracker shacks and shot-
gun houses, which early Florida set-
tlers built, then build their own pioneer
house the way settlers did in the 1800s

Thursday, July 22, 1-3 p.m. Cost: $15
members, $20 non-members.
Travel through time
As part of the Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida's new History
Rocks! spring/summer program series
for kids, youngsters can travel through
time. Decide what
year and what
place you would
love to visit as a
time traveler. Who
would you like to
see? If you could ask them one ques-
tion, what would it be? Friday, July
23, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $15 members,
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of 27 home sites and this lot is the largest one
left for sale. $235,000.

Waterview Cove-All Brick, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Ceramic
Tile Floors, Wood Foyer and Carpet. 3 years old.
SHORT SALE $215,000

King's Lake Waterfront with Dock, Mobile Home, 3/2,
Owner Financing, $130,000.

Professional Office Space for lease Courtyard Plaza
located in BWB next to CVS has Office space available.
1,500 Square feet, 2,300 Square feet, 1,875 Square
Feet or 6,000 Square feet. $13.00 per square plus
Cam & Sales Tax.

$430-$3,500 W -Niceville, Valparaiso, Crestview, Ft.
Walton & Destin.

Jane Rainwater
(850) 897-1101
Choose Baywalk,
4566 Hwy 20E, Ste. 104 Niceille

1000 Sq. RF

500 Sq. Ft

For More

1484 Hickory St.

364 Madison Avenue
1254 square feet

1688 Glenwood Court
1793 square feet

1669 Northridge Road
2658 square feet

620 Carr Drive
4135 square feet

110 Seminole Circle
1644 square feet

4126 Callaway Drive
1946 square feet

1110 Stephen Drive
2776 square feet

1153 Bayshore Drive
2954 square feet


(850) 678-5178
Call our rental office to manage
your property or to find a rental.
Your Hometown Realtor for 28 years


Niceville, Crestview,
Fort Walton and Navarre!
One bedroom to five
bedrooms from

Search online at:

Beautiful Custom Built Waterfront! 4/3.5 3,579SF $825,000 Web#071
i Great Home Waiting for Your Family! 4/2 2,287SF $269,000 Web#072
Loaded with Architectural Details! 4/3 2,433SF $334,900 Web#073
Gleneagles Unit on Golf Course 2/2 1,412SF $199,000 Web#074
Beautiful Plan to be Built 3/2.5 1,902SF $319,000 Web#915
Investors! 43 lots planned in beautiful sub-division, no closing costs! $529,000 Web#858

We are
SBluewater Bay's
Mi ONSITEAgents.
8' 1(850) 897-SOLD (7653)

Steve Hughes Diane Cocchiarella
(502-1014) (830-3568)

Carrie Leugers Mir
(974-5436) (6

idy Barrett

Liz Newberry

* Blue Pine Village, Updated, 3/2.............$167,900
* Lakeside Condo, 2/2, Ground Floor ......$169,900
* End Unit, Marina Cove Townhome, 3/2.5.$199,500
* Newly Remodeled Family Home,
Bluewater, 3/2, REDUCED ....................$210,000
* Marina Cove Townhome, 3/2.5,
Views of the Bay .................................$210,000
* Magnolia Plantation, Custom Upgrades, 3/2,
PENDING.................................. ............ $249,000
* Waterfront, Marina Cove Townhome,
3/2.5 ....................................... ............... $249,900
* Lido Village, 3/2.5, PENDING................$279,000
* Raintree Estate, Waterfront Home, 3/2 .$599,000
* Beautiful Building Lot,
Southwind Golf Course ..........................$165,000

* Furn., Waterfront Condo, 2/1, W/D,
U til. In cl .......................................................$ 1 ,3 5 0
* Unfurn., 3/2.5, MC Townhouse...................$1,600
* Waterfront Townhome, 3/2.5, Garage ........$1,700
29 Ych CubDr-Blewte By arn

3br/2ba, 1805 sf, 2 Car Garage! $1600/mo

Bl1uewater Bay

Resort Realty

wishes everyone a

Safe & Happy

4th of /ly!

SAn *

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1093 Forest Lake
1914 square feet

298 Grandview
2338 square feet

649 Carr Drive
3290 square feet

1701 Osceola Bay
2797 square feet

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Each office is independently owned & operated

B "Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!"


NEWSPAPER 3 BR, 2 BA house. 250' MAIL: Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. BEACON CLASSIFIED I
DELIVERY from beach. Pool/ hot i R DROP IN: The Bay Beacon, 1181 E John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center
Earn extra cash of $45 tub. $2100/ wk or Dixie RV Office hours: 8 a.m.- 5p.m. M-F After hours, use mail slot in our door. AD DEADLINE:
to $140 or more each $1900/ mo w/yr lease. Superstores E-MAIL: Classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information.
week in your spare gnewman5@charter.net We will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.) 2:00 P.M. Fri. for Wed.
time! The Bay Beacon FL Newest RV Dealer
seeks a reliable APARTMENTS, all Please write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 200. Attach more paper if needed.
independent contractor sizes, Niceville/FWB, NOW OPEN.I.
to insert, bag, and starting $395 to $750 *Store Hours* First Word
deliver newspapers Military Discount, 699- Monday-Saturday
Tuesday night. You 4011. 8:ooam-6:oopm
must be over 21 and 21 Acres/30 Brands $11.00
have a reliable vehicle, New and Used Units
have a reliable vehicle, 6 Manufacturers
a good driving record, a Spa Pedicure Chair, Newmar$1.00
Florida driver's license, sand color, mint Keystone $11.20 $11.40 $11.60 $11.80 $12.00
and proof of current condition, $1800 firm, Heartland
liability insurance. No 582-7979. Jayco
collecting duties. Fleetwood $12.20 $12.40 $12.60 $12.80 $13.00
Earnings vary L-shaped sectional Forest River *Base price includes $5 weekly discount for walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers. Ads are non-refundable.
according to route and sofa- w/ 2 recliners & Service Department
work load. Stop by the sofa bed, tweed RV Collision Center 50% DISCOUNT FOR ADDITIONAL WEEKS OR PAPERS. CHECK PUBLICATIONS TO PUBLISH AD:
Bay Beacon for an colored cloth/ $750; 1 Bay Beacon (Number of weeks) __ Eglin Flyer (Number of weeks) __ Hurlburt Patriot (Number of weeks) I
information sheet and 27" RCA console TV Located off 1-10 Name
to fill out an application. $125; 376-4330 Exit 70/SR285 Price of First Run ................$_
The Beacon 1181 E. 328Green Dr. Phone
John Sims Parkway, Antique oriental teak DeFuniak, FL 32435 + Price of subsequent runs....$
Niceville 678-1080 wood dinner table, 2 Sales 850-951-1000 Address
(Parkway East captain & 4 reg chairs, Service = Total Price ........................$_
Shopping Center 2 leafs $900 obo. 376- 850-951-0321
across from PoFolks) 4330www.dixierv.com

Century 21
You saw it Wilson Minger Agency
in the Niceville's Top Selling Real Estate Office
Beacon 729-6504

onrilu% Niceville's #1
Sales Office Every
Year Since 2005!9
Wilson Minger Agency, nc. Year Since 2005
850-678-5161 800-369-2403 -

ServinC g orthOA est jloridOa Since 1959!


Call 678-1080
to place
your ad today
The Beacon


Food Depot

w- $298
Lean Beef Stew ....................................b
Boneless $ 98
Boneless Pork Loin .............................
Half or Whole $377
Land 0 Frost Lunchmeat ..................
16 oz Ham or Turkey
.$ rI)78

Fresh Cut Boneless
Center Cut Pork Chops

Whole Fresh Frying Chicken

b $2?b8
Angus Beef Top
Round London Broil
1 10 oz


lue Sliced Bacon.....$198
Value Sliced Bacon ............

Whole Smoked Picnic Ham.................

Farm Fresh
9 oz pkg d

Deli Indulgence Lunchmeat...277
Farmland Bacon
Wrapped Pork Fillet
4 oz pkg

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Vidalia Onions
S3 Ib bag
Fresh Express Garden Salad.............96O
12 oz pkg $ 47
California Nectarines/ Red Plum ..........
"Mix or Match" $ 127
Fresh Snow White Mushrooms..........
8 oz pkg

Red Ripe
Roma Tomatoes

Clorox Liquid
82-96 oz btl

Homelife Soft Choice
Bath Tissue
12 dbl or 24 single

- or-

Paper Towels
8 roll

Kellogg's Cereal
Froot Loops or Apple Jacks-17 oz,
Corn Pops-17.2 oz, Frosted Bite Size
SMini-Wheat-24 oz, Rice Krispies-18 oz,
Frosted Flakes-23 oz
Hot Sauce.................... 2 9

Sea Sardine or Tuna...59

Jif Peanut Butter................................... 77
16-18 oz jar
Libby's Vienna Sausage......................4 5
5 oz can

Gatorade Thirst
8 pk btl

Rice A Roni or Pasta
3 8-7 9 n7 hnb

Old Orchard
Balance Juice
64 oz btl
Roni ..................89

Nabisco Chips-Ahoy! Cookies .......... 28
14-15.25 oz pkg $ 99
Cascade Gel or Powder Detergent....$
75 oz pkg
Quaker Cereal, Captain Crunch, $488
Life, or Oat Squares..........................
14-16 oz box -- -


T "

Dutch Farm
Chunks or Shreds

Dannon Yogurt Fruit on Bottom or
6 -7



Orange or
Minute Maid
59-59.17 oz

Light & Fit....................


W hn.$495
Reddi W ip W hipped Topping ...................................................
6.5-7 oz can

Pillsbury Biscuits and Breads.........
4-13.8 oz pkg

Sunny Delight Drinks ....................
128 oz btl /
Cruz Corn Tortillas..........................
10 Io7 nkn

..... .. ...

............8 9 0
. $499


Flavorite English uffins .........................................................
12 oz pkg

$3 55
Vegetable Oil
64 oz

Pringles Super
Stack Potato Crisps
5.71-6.73 oz

Quaker Granola Bars.......................... 78
4.2-10.4 oz box
Downy Liquid Fabric Softner, 41-51 oz or $A55
Bounce Fabric Softner Sheets, 105-120 ct pkg .
Ziploc Containers........................... 99
2-5 ct pkg55
Golden Flake Potato Chips ................
12 oz pkg
Gain 2x
100 oz btl or
124-160 oz box

I $154
Blue Bell

Mr. P's Pizza
5-6.5 oz box

Blue Bunny Ice Cream 56 oz, $ '99
Champ Cones & Sandwiches 6-12 ct box...................................
Budget Saver Twin Pops........................................................... 1
18 ct pkg
New York Mini Garlic Bread........................................................
8 oz pkg $225
Lean Cuisine Casual or Market Creations .................................
6-12.5 oz, Excludes One Dish Favorites and Dinner Time Selects 28
Ore-Ida Potatoes ......................................................................2
Select Varieties, 12-32 oz pkg $ 33
Pictsweet Frozen Vegetable Steamers .......................................
11-12 oz

Coconut Cake
8" Double Layer

$ 12
Tilapia Fillets.....................................

Qmdi -$ $4 44
Apple Pie...........................................
8" 24oz baked Mrs. Smith's
Kaiser Roll.........................................
6 ct pkg

Glo $685
o, Gallo Wine Family
l ll 1.5 Itr bt
Frontera...................... ...........
1.5 Itr $906
Natural Light .......... .................
24 pk cans

U I RI iigl fULWPJ ICE J ) i iPI IU 1I A T

Chicken of the
3 75-7 9 n7 can

1015 E. John Sims Parkway
Niceville, Florida 32578
Prices Effective:
Wed., July 7 Tues., July 6, 2010
Plus 10% added at the Register
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