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COMI x Oil health risk called minimal

Saturday. 7 a.m.-I p.m.

Parkway Veterinary
Hospital, 1101 E. John
Sims Parkway, Niceville,
plans a yard sale and
lunch to go. Hot dogs,
hamburgers and chicken
will be served from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds
will benefit the
American Cancer
Society's Relay for Life.
Monday. 6 p.m.

The Niceville-
Valparaiso Tea Party (a
non-partisan, non-profit
group of concerned citi-
zens) will meet at
Niceville City Hall. The
Tea Party is a local group
of concerned citizens
with a goal of holding
local and national politi-
cians accountable and
advocating for the U.S.
Constitution at all levels
of government.
For more information
call 729-2874 or visit
Saturday. 10:30 a.m.

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Although people should take
common sense precautions to
avoid direct contact with oil
from the Deepwater Horizon oil
spill, the oil appears to pose no
serious health hazards to most
people who may come in casual
contact with it, said Dr. Karen
Chapman, director of the
Okaloosa Health Department,
during a briefing to local emer-
gency officials Thursday.
Chapman addressed a lunch-
eon meeting of the Okaloosa
County Emergency Management
Committee, an informal group of

health, police, fire, utility, and
other emergency response agen-
cies from throughout the county.
The group holds monthly meet-
ings, sponsored by the Okaloosa
Department of Public Safety, to
discuss disaster preparedness,
response, and other public safety
Oil from the spill, said
Chapman, "has had minimal
impact on Okaloosa beaches for
the last couple of weeks," mainly
because winds have pushed the
oil away from the county.
The oil slick as a whole, she
said, is now more compact than
at any time in several weeks, and

Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
Okaloosa Public health direc-
tor Dr. Karen Chapman
briefed on health issues relat-
ed to the BP oil spill.

much of the oil has drifted out to
sea, but Chapman cautioned that
the situation could change rapid-
ly when the wind changes direc-
Late Thursday afternoon,
British Petroleum (BP)
announced that the oil leak had
been stopped by a new capping
device, although it was unknown
at that time whether the cap
would continue to stop the oil
flow despite the intense pressure
it had to contain. BP and U.S
government spokespersons said
they were waiting to see how
well the new cap would per-

Plane and simple fun

Youngsters watch as the plane approaches to perform the
candy drop, unloading five pounds of candy, approaches,
right, during Saturday's Eglin Aero Modellers fundraiser at
the Mullet Festival site for the Wounded Warrior project.
Above, club members carry a $12,000 model jet after it made
a demonstration flight.

The oil itself, Chapman said,
ranges in consistency from light,
volatile oil with a noticeable
odor, to thicker, more decayed
oil. It depends on how long the
oil has been exposed to the sea
and the weather, as well as on
daily and nightly changes in
temperature. Warm oil is more
liquid than cool oil. It is slowly
being digested by microorgan-
isms, she said.
Once the oil leak in the Gulf
of Mexico is permanently
stopped, added Okaloosa Public
Safety Director Dino Villani,
Please see RISK, page A-6


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on the issue

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Some Niceville chickens
dodged a date with dumplings
during the
July 13
city com-
least for
Councilmembers Anne Hinze
avoided a decision on pet chick-
ens during last Tuesday's meet-
ing by asking Niceville resident
Anne Hinze to take her
Please see CHICKENS, page A-7

The Bluewater Bay
Sailing Club will hold its
annual "Double-Handed
The race will use a
Bermuda start, with the
first racer starting at
approximately 10:30
Info: Neville
Edenborough at

Calendar, B-6.

Bridge revenue up; traffic down

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Higher tolls on the Mid-Bay
Bridge raised monthly rev-
enues more than 15 percent
during June, the first month in
which tolls were raised an
extra 50 cents.
Even so, the number of
vehicles crossing the 3.6-mile
toll bridge between Niceville
and Destin dropped by more
than 7 percent, compared with
the same month a year ago.

On June 1 cash tolls on the
Mid-Bay Bridge rose from
$2.50 to $3 each way, while
SunPass tolls rose from $1.50
to $2.
Unaudited revenue figures
from the bridge authority for
June 2010 indicate $1,537,647
in revenue was generated,
compared with $1,332,695 col-
lected in the same month in
2009, when tolls were 50 cents
lower. At the same time an
average of 20,875 vehicles

crossed the bridge each day in
June this year, compared with
a daily average of 22,533 vehi-
cles bridge trips last year.
Traffic analysts for the Mid-
Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA)
are trying to figure out how
much of the drop in toll traffic
was due to the higher toll, and
how much was caused by
spilled oil causing vacationers
to avoid the Gulf, Jim Vest,
executive director of the
MBBA, told the board

Thursday. Vest said there's no
easy way to tell how much
either oil or higher tolls affect-
ed the decline in traffic.
The answer to the question
however affects the MBBA
two ways.
First, the MBBA's traffic
and toll contractors are set to
issue a new forecast of future
traffic using the bridge. Those
figures are important since by
the end of the year the
MBBA expects to borrow

millions of dollars through a
bond issue to pay for phases 2
and 3 of a 10.9-mile connector
road. The estimated future toll
revenues are the primary secu-
rity that the MBBA will pledge
against the borrowing. Future
traffic projections on the
bridge, and the toll road, could
affect the interest rates the
MBBA would have to pay to
sell those bonds.
Please see BRIDGE, page A-6

School tax bite

liable to be less

By Thomas Monigan
Bay Beacon Staff
When the Okaloosa County
School Board meets in Crestview
Monday night, it will be seeking
preliminary approval for a mill-
age rate of 7.534.
That's down from the current
rate of 7.639 mills.
A mill is a tax of $1 for every
$1,000 of taxable property, either
residential or commercial.
What will this mean to a
homeowner? If you own a home
that has a taxable value of
$150,000 after all homestead and
other exemptions are taken,
you'll pay about $1,130, com-
pared with $1,146 this year.
And, of course, your annual
tax bill still has other county and
municipal rates attached to it as

budget for county schools totals
$359 million, according to Rita
Scallan, Chief Financial Officer
for the school district.
Okaloosa's school millage rate
is a combination of three num-
-The "Required Local
Effort" set by the state. This year
that number dropped from 5.391
to 5.2860.
-A "Discretionary Basic"
figure of 0.748, which remains
-A "Capital Outlay
Discretionary" figure of 1.5,
which remains unchanged since it
is capped by the state.
Scallan said she was "a little
surprised" that the proposed
overall millage rate would
decrease slightly.



Construction worker Keenan
Parker, 37, of Crestview, was
preparing to install a metal
grate on a stormwater project
at the north end of Palmetto
Avenue, Niceville, Monday
when he fell approximately
20 feet and broke his ankle at
the bottom. Firefighters with
Okaloosa County's Special
Operations attempted to
raise the victim vertically with
ropes, but ended up pulling
the injured man about 83 feet
through a 48-inch diameter
pipe to the planned stormwa-
ter outfall, about 30 feet
below street level.
Beacon photo by Del Lessard

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

6 cameras now watch Niceville drivers

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
With the recent addition of
another county-operated video
camera on the traffic light mast
at John Sims Parkway and
Bullock Boulevard, there are
now six pan, tilt and zoom cam-
eras keeping an eye on Niceville
The cameras cost as much as
$10,000 each to install.
Okaloosa County currently
operates cameras at 21 loca-
The state-funded cameras
allow county employees to
monitor congestion on state
highways and make remote
adjustments to signals to keep
traffic moving smoothly.
Al Poudrier, traffic opera-
tions supervisor with Okaloosa
County, said that the cameras
are not capable of being con-
verted to red-light cameras that
can flag violators for fines.
None of the 21 such cameras
now in operation throughout
Okaloosa County records
images to tape or hard disk, said
Poudrier, a fact that he has
relayed to police officers who
had asked for help finding sus-
pect vehicles. So, unless a coun-

ty employee happens to be
watching a particular camera's
video monitor, the image will go
Randy Showers, Okaloosa
County's traffic engineer who
has a doctorate in civil engineer-
ing, said the county doesn't have
the resources to have someone
monitor the cameras full time.
On average, the half dozen per-
sonnel from his office may be
looking at camera monitors no
more than 10 percent of the
time, he said. The cameras are
primarily used to trouble shoot
reported signaling problems, as
well as for use in traffic studies,
he said.
Installing a traffic monitoring
camera costs between $2,000
and $10,000, depending on the
camera and location, according
to Showers. Future installations
are dependent on available fund-
ing, he said.
Showers said that traffic
viewed by the monitoring cam-
eras can be viewed from a traffic
office at the Shalimar court-
house annex, from the county's
public works office in Fort
Walton Beach and at the Florida
Department of Transportation
District 3 office in Chipley.

Beacon photo by Del Lessard
Cameras in Niceville are located along State Road 20 at SR 85
South, SR 85 North, Palm Boulevard, Bullock Boulevard, Bay
Drive and SR 293 (White Point Road).

Where the cameras are

According to officials, Okaloosa County operates traffic
cameras at the following locations:
Niceville area
SR 20 at SR 85 S/Government Avenue
SR 20 at SR 85 N/Crestview Avenue
SR 20 at Palm Boulevard
SR 20 at Bullock Boulevard
SR 20 at Bay Drive
SR 20 at SR 293 / White Point Road
Crestview area
SR 85 at PJ Adams Parkway
SR 85 at 1-10
SR 85 at Walmart
SR 85 at Redstone
SR 85 at US 90
Fort Walton Beach area
SR 85 at SR 189 (Lewis Turner Boulevard)
US 98 at Perry Avenue
US 98 at Santa Rosa Boulevard
US 98 at Pier Road
SR 393/Mary Esther at Page Bacon
SR 189 at SR 393/Mary Esther
US 98 at Gulf Shore Drive
US 98 at SR 293
US 98 at Crystal Beach
US 98 at Triumph Way

North Bay Fire Commissioner quits

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
North Bay Fire District
Commissioner Barry Reed
resigned his seat on the five-mem-
ber board of commissioners,
effective July 29.
North Bay Fire District
Commissioners also set a date for
their first budget meeting where
the preliminary property tax rate
will be set for the fiscal year that
begins Oct. 1.
Reed, who won election to the
non-partisan post two years ago,
announced his resignation at the
board's July 13 meeting. He is
moving to a new Niceville home

that is outside the district bound-
aries, making him ineligible to
remain a fire commissioner.
North Bay Fire Chief Joe
Miller said the commission will
advertise to encourage qualified
residents of the fire district to vol-
unteer to serve on the board and
finish out the last two years of
Reed's four-year term. The
remaining four members of the
North Bay Fire Commissioners
will appoint a replacement at their
August meeting.
In other business at the July 13
meeting, North Bay Fire
-Authorized firefighters to

make water rescues. Chief Miller
explained that in 2004, when the
department had an expensive-to-
maintain Zodiac boat, a previous
board voted to drop water rescues
and limit fiitlihlicl to the high
tide line. The department subse-
quently sold its boat and didn't
replace it, he said. However, in the
past year North Bay fil liliit ii'
were twice called to situations
involving persons in
Choctawhatchee Bay, and in both
incidents, fil.li.hl:l, felt their
hands were tied.
No one was injured in either
incident. In the first, a search was
undertaken for three men seen
jumping from the Mid-Bay
Bridge. In the other, a resident got
in trouble when she went into the
bay to rescue a pet dog, but was
eventually able to self-rescue.
Miller said the new authority

does not mean North Bay will get
a rescue boat. What it does is
authorize the on-scene filclihll
in charge to determine the safety
of potential rescue methods, such
as wading out to a victim, throw-
ing rescue floats or extending
-Scheduled a special meeting
of the fire commission at 6 p.m.,
July 29, at the fire station, 1024
White Point Road. The fire chief
will present a proposed budget
and the fire commission will be
asked to set a preliminary millage
rate that will be used by the
Okaloosa County Property
Appraiser to send out Truth in
Millage (TRIM) Notices next
North Bay's current fiscal year
budget is approximately
$1,965,210. The current millage
rate is 2.05 mills.

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Investments decline

for college foundation

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
The Northwest Florida State
College Foundation is in sound
financial shape, although its
funds are not growing as fast as
members might wish, according
to reports presented at the July 19
meeting of the foundation's board
of directors.
Members also planned to
review recommendations for a
new executive director at their
next meeting, scheduled for 7:30
a.m., Sept. 20, in Building K of
the Niceville campus. The
NWFSC Foundation is the semi-
official fundraising organization
of the college.
Financial officer Donna Utley
briefed the board members on
recent financial statements of the
foundation, saying that while the
number of donors to the college
is up, the total amount of donated
dollars is slightly down, probably
as a result of the decline in the
national economy. She said the
total fund balance of the founda-
tion was $33,815,318 as of June
30 of this year, about 5.8 percent
more than at the same time last
The foundation's investment
portfolio of various stocks and
bonds, however, has lost $75,577
so far during the current fiscal
year, which will end Sept. 30,
Utley said, but the expected loss

for the complete year is much
less than the $367,659 loss dur-
ing the previous fiscal year.
While this fiscal year "has not
been kind to us," Utley said, it is
far better than last year, which
she described as "a disaster."
Shane O'Dell, an investment
adviser to the foundation from
the McGovern Group of the
Merrill Lynch investment man-
agement firm, said May and June
were "extremely challenging" for
the foundation. But, he said, that
although the foundation's invest-
ment portfolio has lost money, it
has still outperformed the
Standard & Poor's 500, indicat-
ing that the foundation is doing
better than most other investors
around the nation. O'Dell also
said the foundation's total asset
value has grown slightly, despite
the losses in the value of its
stocks and bonds. He said the fig-
ures paralleled national trends of
sluggish economic growth, but
with little or no inflation so far.
Utley also said the college is
not receiving any state matching
funds in the foreseeable future.
That makes it more difficult to
fund some endowed scholarships
established by donors to be joint-
ly funded by their donations and
by matching funds from the state.
Dr. Ty Handy, NWFSC's new
President, said that in some cases,
such scholarships may still be

granted to students, if the founda-
tion or the college itself has
money of their own to match the
donor endowments.
Handy also told the founda-
tion board that he has reviewed
about 70 applications for the
position of executive director of
the NWFSC Foundation. He said
he plans to present a list of about
a half dozen top candidates to the
board at its Sept. 20 meeting.
Handy said many of the candi-
dates have experience and formal
training in fundraising, but that
he is most interested in those who
have local professional and per-
sonal connections that will enable
them to effectively reach out to
the Northwest Florida communi-
Also during their July 19
meeting, the foundation board
members agreed to "underwrite"
or financially back up, the col-
lege's expenses in producing its
annual series of shows at the
Mattie Kelley Fine & Performing
Arts Center. Since the college
itself is not allowed to incur debt,
the foundation's backing of the
show costs allows the college to
put on such shows despite the
risk that some may not break
even financially. Total cost of the
2010-2011 show season is
expected to be a little more than
$326,450, according to Arts
Center Director Cliff Herron.

Beacon photo by Del Lessard
Fire destroyed a house on Julia Street, Niceville, early Sunday morning.

Fire razes $300K home

No one was injured in a
Niceville house fire that
caused an estimated $300,000
damage to the structure and
contents early Sunday morn-
Niceville firefighters
received the alarm at 5:15
a.m., July 18, and were on
scene four minutes later to see
flames already venting
through the roof of a fully-
involved house fire at 1017
Julia Ave., according to
Niceville Assistant Fire Chief
Tony Lohrman. The residents

were not home at the time of
the fire, which was called in
by a passerby, Lohrman said.
The living room ceiling had
already collapsed by the time
firefighters arrived, he said.
The fire was declared out at
6 a.m., Lohrman said. Four
motorcycles that were in the
garage were destroyed by the
flames. Lohrman said the
home was considered a total
loss, and estimated damages
to the structure at $200,000,
and damage to the contents at

The State Fire Marshal's
Office determined that faulty
wiring was the cause of the
blaze, Lohrman said. Brian D.
Howard owned the 3,300
square-foot home, he said.
Approximately 30 fire-
fighters and five engines from
Niceville, East Niceville,
North Bay and Eglin fire
departments responded to the
fire, Lohrman said, while a
crew from the Ocean City-
Wright Fire Department
"back-filled" the Niceville sta-
tion, he said.

Fire district millage to hold fast

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
East Niceville fire commis-
sioners July 19 set a tentative
Fiscal Year 2010/2011 millage
rate of 2.35, unchanged from the
current property tax millage.
They also discussed the possi-
bility of paying themselves
salaries of as much as $500 per
month. They also briefly
reviewed a proposed budget of
$781,530 for the 2010/2011 fis-
cal year, which will begin on
Oct. 1.
Neither the millage rate, the
proposed budget, nor the pro-
posed salary is final. All three
will be discussed at public
budget meetings Sept. 8 and 22.
They may also be discussed
earlier, at the Aug. 9 meeting,
when the fire commissioners
expect to hear an annual finan-
cial audit report from the
accounting firm of Carr, Riggs
& Ingram.

At a millage rate of 2.35, a
typical property owner in the
East Niceville Independent Fire
District would pay $2.35 in ad
valorem property tax for each
$1,000 of taxable value of his
property. For example, the
owner of a home appraised at
$200,000 for tax purposes, after
the Florida homestead exemp-
tion and other deductions,
would pay $470 in property tax
to the fire district, in addition to
other property taxes such as
Okaloosa County and Okaloosa
School District taxes.
By voting for the 2.35 mill-
age rate at the July 19 meeting,
the commissioners virtually
guaranteed that the coming fis-
cal year's millage will be at that
rate or lower. They still have the
option of lowering the millage
rate during any of the upcoming
meetings, until they set the final
millage and budget at the Sept.
22 budget hearing.

Because property values
within the East Niceville Fire
District have fallen during the
past year, property tax revenue
is expected to be only $637,030,
slightly less than the $637,171
collected this year.
The FY 2010/11 tax revenue,
along with $135,000 in carry-
over funds plus $9,500 in inter-
est and other miscellaneous rev-
enue, will fund a proposed FY
2010/11 budget of $781,530-
less than the current budget of
$784,623. Commission chair-
man Mike Marcolongo said the
fire district can afford a smaller
budget in FY 2010/11 than in
the current year, because the dis-
trict recently paid off its newest
fire truck, eliminating more than
$30,000 in annual payments.
Marcolongo also said it may
be time to consider paying fire
commissioners a monthly
salary, or "honorarium," to com-
pensate them for the time and

effort needed to set policy for
the fire district. He said state
law allows elected fire commis-
sioners, who currently serve as
unpaid volunteers, to be paid a
maximum of $500 per month
per commissioner.
"I've been doing this for
more than 30 years," said
Marcolongo, "and each year
Tallahassee requires more and
more information, and more and
more of my time to meet their
He said it may be time for
commissioners, at least "those
who go out of our way to do
stuff," to be paid for their time
and effort. No decision was
made about fire commissioner
pay during the July 19 meeting,
but the commissioners author-
ized Marcolongo to advertise in
local newspapers that the issue
will be discussed in one or more
upcoming fire commission

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Every morning, over 50 spotter planes and helicopters search for oil off the coast,
heading to areas previously mapped with satellite imagery and infrared photography.
Once oil is found, they radio down to the 6,000 ships and boats of all sizes that are
supporting the cleanup effort and working to collect the oil. These are thousands of
local shrimping and fishing boats organized into task forces and strike teams, plus
specialized skimmers mobilized from as far as the Netherlands.

We have recovered more than 27 million gallons of oil-water mixture from the Gulf.
Other methods have also helped remove millions of additional gallons of oil from the
water. We've deployed more than 8 million feet of boom to protect beaches and
sensitive wildlife areas.

Hurricane Preparedness
In the event of a hurricane, our first priority is keeping people safe. In coordination
with the Coast Guard and local officials, we may suspend operations temporarily but
have organized to resume them as soon as possible.

Our Responsibility
We have already spent more than $3.2 billion responding to the spill and on the
cleanup, and none of this will be paid by taxpayers. We will work in the Gulf as long
as it takes to get this done. We may not always be perfect but we will do everything
we can to make this right.

For assistance, please call:
To report oil on the shoreline: (866) 448-5816
To report impacted wildlife: (866) 557-1401
To make spill-related claims: (800) 440-0858

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Carl Lee Nichols, unem-
ployed, 49, of 1206 Finck Road,
Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police July 9 on the
misdemeanor charge of tres-

Jerriel Kasai Drones, unem-
ployed, 29, of 304 Reeves St.,
Lot B-7, Niceville, was arrested
by Niceville police July 8 on
charges of aggravated battery on
a pregnant victim, domestic vio-
lence, and tampering with a vic-

Stacey Lov Rightman, 34, of
86 Live Oak St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies,
subsequent to a traffic stop, July
7, for giving a false name to a
law enforcement officer.
Rightman, a passenger in the
stopped vehicle, did not have
any ID and gave the officer the
name of her sister. After check-
ing records, the deputy found an
active warrant for Rightman's
sister and arrested Rightman
under the name she had given
the officer. At the Okaloosa
County Jail, Rightman's true
identity was discovered and she
was charged with giving a false
name. Rightman was subse-
quently arrested at the jail on
active warrants in her own
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A Bluewater Bay pedes-
trian who was injured in a
July 6 parking lot accident
in Bluewater Bay died last
Deanna Banning, 72, of
Bluewater Bay, died July 14
at Sacred Heart Hospital in
Pensacola, where she'd
been listed in critical condi-
tion since being struck by a
truck in the parking lot of
Winn-Dixie, 4512 E.
Highway 20, July 6.
A memorial service for
Banning is planned at St.
Judes Episcopal Church,
Niceville, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m.
Jonathan D. Ball, 35, of
Niceville, was driving a
2006 Ford truck west in the
supermarket parking lot
when he attempted to make
a left turn, according to the
Florida Highway Patrol.
Banning walked in front of
the truck, according to the
The accident reportedly
occurred during a rain-
storm. Alcohol was not a
factor, according to the
FHP Charges are pending a
traffic homicide investiga-
tion, according to the FHP.

Richard Greggory Weeks,
39, of 505 Johnson St.,
Valparaiso, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies July 8 on the
charge of violation of probation
on the original charge of domes-
tic violence by strangulation.

Leonard Lamar Rich Jr., 49,
of 1529 Pine St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
July 7 on the charge of failure to
appear on the original charges
of possession of a controlled
substance without a prescription
and possession of cocaine.

Frank Thomas McNamara,
39, of 214 Madison St.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies July 7 on a misde-
meanor probation violation on
the original charge of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.

Benjamin Hadley Davis, 23,
of 1538 Meadowbrook Court,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies on a misdemeanor
probation violation on the origi-
nal charge of DUI.

Alex Julian Porter, a con-
struction worker, 21, of 118
Friar Tuck Drive, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
July 2 on a violation of proba-
tion charge on original charge of
burglary with assault or battery.

Anthony Ranie Braden, 47,
of 309 Magnolia Ave.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies July 12 on a mis-
demeanor probation violation

Jean Louise Guthrie, unem-
ployed, 46, of 304 Reeves St.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies July 8 on a charge
of violation of probation on the
original misdemeanor charges
of possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana and driving
while license suspended o
DUI arrests
Elizabeth A. Young, a wait-
ress, 52, of 201 E. College
Blvd., Niceville, was arrested
by Niceville police on a charge
of DUI on Highway 20 at Palm
Boulevard, July 9 at 8:43 p.m.
Young was also cited for driving
without headlights and failure to
exhibit a driver's license upon
Please see BLOTTER, page A-6

Okaloosa seeks fugitives
This information is from reports by the
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.
Name: William Shane Allen
Wanted for: burglary, theft and
criminal mischief. Allen's last
known address was in Niceville.
Height: 5-feet, 9-inches
Weight: 165 pounds
Age: 33
Date of birth: 11-02-76
Hair: blond
Eyes: hazel

Name: Devin Martin Leavelle
Wanted for: violation of probation
on the original charges of battery
and theft. Leavelle's last known
address was on Florosa Court in
Mary Esther. ."
Height: 5-feet, 11-inches
Weight: 150 pounds < .
Age: 43
Date of birth: 05-30-67
Hair: brown
Eyes: brown

This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County
Sheriff's Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime
Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also
be provided anonymously by texting "TIP214 plus the
message" to CRIMES (274637)

Niceville man dies

in Alabama crash

Memorial services were held
Sunday for Chad William
Averitte, 22, of Niceville.
Averitte died in a traffic
crash in Alabama July 12 as he
and his friends were returning
from an out-of-state concert.
Averitte was born in the
Niceville area and attended
Valparaiso Elementary, Ruckel
Middle School and was a 2006
graduate of Niceville High
School, where he wrestled and
played soc-
cer. His
skateboard- !
ing, playing '
his guitar
and he was
an accom-
plished mar- Chad William
tial artist. Averitte
He enjoyed working for a local
beach service company in
recent years and loved traveling
to the Caribbean, concerts and
sharing his adventures with his
brother, Troy, his family said.
Chad's father, Bryce
Averitte, of Valparaiso, said his
son "enjoyed very physical
activities," and "lived every day
he could to the fullest. I would
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enjoyed his very genuine
smile." "(Chad) was comfort-
able around all that he came in
contact with," his father said.
Averitte is survived by his
brother, Troy Averitte of Fort
Walton Beach; his mother, Mary
Ann Troiano Averitte of
Niceville; his father, Bryce
Averitte of Valparaiso; maternal
grandmother, Gloria Troiano of
Shalimar; paternal grandpar-
ents, Bill and Mary Ann Averitte
of Cantonment; aunt and uncle,
Allison and Alex McCrory of
Cantonment; cousins, Mary
Kendall and Stephen McCrory
of Cantonment. He was preced-
ed in death by his paternal
grandfather, Frank "PaPa"
Averitte was killed in a sin-
gle-vehicle, early morning traf-
fic crash in southern Alabama
July 12, according to a state-
ment from the Alabama
Highway Patrol.
Averitte was driving south on
Alabama Highway 55, about
one mile south of Red Level, in
Covington County, when his
2002 Isuzu Rodeo left the road-
way and overturned, partially
ejecting Averitte, according to
the AHP. He was pronounced
dead at the scene.
Three passengers in
Averitte's vehicle were injured
and taken to Andalusia
Memorial Hospital with non-
life-threatening injuries, the
AHP said, including: Grace
Reese, 20, of Niceville; Jarred
Robinson, 22, also of Niceville,
and Shana Clark, 23, of Atlanta.

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Fire Department Reports

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0 False Alarms 0 Hazardous Conditions
Street Situation Date Time
Judith Avenue ...................... M edical......................... /12/10 ...............19:01
E. John Sims Pkwy. ............M edical............................ 7/12/10 ...............22:27
Boyd Circle ......................... M edical............................ 7/13/10 ...............04:20
N. Partin Drive .................... M edical............................ 7/13/10 ...............09:05
E. John Sims Pkwy. ...........M edical............................ 7/13/10 ...............14:40
Lincolnshire Drive ...............M edical............................ 7/13/10 ...............22:06
Carr Drive ........................... M edical............................ 7/14/10 ...............07:07
W John Sims Pkwy. ...........M edical............................ 7/14/10 ...............10:27
Beverly Drive ................ ..Medical............................7/14/1 ...............1 2:15
Government Avenue...........Service Call..................... 7/14/10 ...............13:53
W. John Sims Pkwy. ...........Medical ....................... 7/14/10 ...............14:24
E. John Sims Pkwy. ............Alarm Activation ..............7/14/10 .............18:16
E. John Sims Pkwy.............Alarm Activation ..............7/15/10 ...............00:51
Spencer Place .................... M edical............................ 7/16/10 ...............1 4:37
Kelly Road .......................... M edical............................ 7/16/10 ...............21:20
Nathey Street...................... M edical............................ 7/17/10 ...............1 2:54
N. Partin Drive .................. M medical .......................... 7/17/10 ...............21:53
Julia Avenue ................... Structure Fire ................ 7/18/10 ...............05:10
E. John Sims Pkwy. ............M edical............................ 7/18/10 ...............06:36
22nd Street .........................M medical ............................7/18/10 ............... 10:47
Everglade Drive ................ Alarm Activation ..............7/18/10 ...............11:01
Vincent Circle...................... M edical............................ 7/18/10 ...............1 7:33
Springwood W ay.................Illegal Burning .................7/18/10 ...............20:43
Weekly Safety Tip: Dispose of old newspapers, magazines and rags proper-
ly. If possible, have them recycled. Do not store them near gasoline, clean-
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North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls July 11 through
July 19.
Location Situation Date Time
Parkwood Place.................EMS excluding vehicle ...............7/11/10.............04:44
Bluewater Point Road..........EMS excluding vehicle ...............7/12/10.............04:47
Hickory Street....................... Medical assist EMS.................... 7/12/10.............07:59
Highway 20 East .................. Dispatched cancelled .................7/12/10.............17:10
Merchants Way.....................EMS excluding vehicle...............7/13/10.............12:26
East John Sims Parkway.....Medical assist EMS .................7/13/10.............14:42
Travers Court........................ EMS excluding vehicle...............7/13/10.............20:37
Oakmont Circle..................... Medical assist EMS.................... 7/14/10.............04:40
Parkwood Lane.....................EMS excluding vehicle ...............7/14/10.............11:59
Windward lane...................EMS excluding vehicle ...............7/15/10.............20:19
East Highway 20 ................EMS excluding vehicle...............7/16/10.............13:00
Capri Cove Alarm system activation.............7/17/10.............18:46
JuliaAvenue Building fire 7/18/10.............05:12
Range Road EMS excluding vehicle...............7/18/10.............14:52
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Inquiring Photographer -MikeGriffith

What do you think about allowing Niceville city residents

to keep egg-laying hens in their backyards?

"Your property
is your property,
unless you
create a major

"As long as the
chickens stay in their
yard and don't bother
anyone, I don't see a

"As long as "As long as it's
they're kept at a just a few pets,
reasonable and not a whole
number and chicken farm, it
don't bother should be
anyone, it should allowed."
be OK."

"I don't see a "I think it's a great
problem with it." idea. The city as a
whole needs to
look at more green
alternatives. I
support it a
hundred percent."

Amy Adams, 40,

From page A-1

"Mother nature will eventually
take care of it," but that may take
a long time.
Meanwhile, much of the oil
has sunk toward the bottom of the
Gulf, where it may harm marine
life, although little is yet known
about the long-term effect such
submerged oil may have on fish,
other life forms, and the overall

From page A-1

Secondly, the impact the oil
spill in the Gulf had on reducing
traffic to Destin and other Gulf-
vacation destinations, could aid
the MBBA justify any toll loss-
es the bridge authority might
claim against British Petroleum,
Vest said. Analysis of the traffic
declines probably won't be
completed until the end of the

Trey Bailey, 37,
Food Depot manager

environment. The good news,
Villani said, is that such effects
are likely to eventually subside as
the oil biodegrades, although no
one knows how long that will
Chapman said her department
has been monitoring the situation,
and has posted health advisories
at local beaches, warning people
to avoid direct contact with any
oil they encounter. She said local
oil has had little odor, and is
unlikely to cause breathing prob-

tourism season, he said.
In other business at the July
15 MBBA meeting in Niceville:
-HDR, the engineering
company overseeing construc-
tion of a 10.9-mile bridge con-
nector road, announced comple-
tion of the design of phases 2
and 3, the final two phases of the
connector road project. Vest said
once those plans are put out for
bid by construction contractors
in October, the MBBA will get a
better idea of how much the

Michael Dampier, 29,
Food Depot manager

lems for most people, although
people with lung problems or
compromised immune systems
should avoid the oil as a precau-
Parents should supervise chil-
dren at the beach, and not allow
children to handle or play with tar
balls or other oil. If oil gets on
skin, she said, it is most easily and
safely removed with grease-cut-
ting dish detergent. Chapman said
people should not try to use such
chemicals as kerosene to remove

road construction project will
need to borrow. Phase 1 of the
construction project, which is
currently under way and will
connect the north end of the
bridge to Range Road, is expect-
ed to be completed by April
Planning documents on the
10.9-mile toll road estimate that
Phases 2 and 3 will cost in
excess of $136 million.
Although there will be one toll
booth on the connector road,

Jim Maturo, 79,
Bluewater Bay,
retired military

oil, as such substances may pose
health problems of their own.
Chapman also said that her
department is currently working
with the University of West
Florida to monitor water quality
in the Gulf, especially to detect
and measure the amounts of dis-
solved petroleum in the water,
with samples taken regularly at
James Lee Park, Destin Pass,
Henderson Beach State Park, and
Wayside Park. No significant
amounts of dissolved petroleum

bridge tolls are expected to
repay most of the connector
road construction costs.
-HDR also announced that
starting next month traffic on
Highway 20 where an overpass
is being constructed for Phase 1
of the bridge connector road will
be detoured to the south side of
the highway while beams for the
overpass are installed.
Construction on the overpass is
expected to take about three
months to complete.

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have been detected so far, she
Overall, Chapman said, the oil
has presented few if any health
problems for anyone in Okaloosa
County. Villani told the Beacon
that oil is a common substance
that people work with every day,
and the crude oil in the Gulf is
much like what people handle
whenever they change the oil in a
car, posing the same health issues,
but nothing more dangerous. He
said that in the event of a hurri-

From page A-5

A Niceville resident from the
200 block of Madison Street
reported that unknown
persons) stole $281 worth of
medications from the top draw-
er of a bedroom chest July 7.

A Niceville residence in the
700 block of Tarpon Lane was
burglarized sometime July 2-3
and a 42-inch flat screen televi-
sion and $900 watch were
reported stolen. Entry appeared
to have been gained by prying
open a kitchen door through the

At a construction site for the
Niceville Walmart unknown
persons) cut the lock off a con-
struction trailer and stole an

Grace Nuffer, 51,
church staff member

cane, collection of debris will
probably be "a mess," as those
collecting such debris would have
to take precautions against the oil
as well as the ordinary work of
debris removal.
Villani also said, however, that
even debris contaminated with oil
need not be treated as special haz-
ardous waste, but may be put into
landfills like hurricane debris
from previous hurricanes and
tropical storms that have struck
the area.

$1,100 portable saw, two metal
gas cans valued at $30 each and
approximately $100 in other
miscellaneous materials, some-
time July 4-6. Also missing was
a $14,000 "Gator" utility vehi-
cle that had been parked next to
the construction trailer. The
"Gator" was subsequently locat-
ed stuck in the mud on the
northwest corner of the con-
struction site. The headlights
and a rotator light on top of the
vehicle had been broken, the
ignition had been removed and
the vehicle apparently "hot
wired" and the transmission
appeared to be damaged when
the vehicle was pulled out of the
hole it was stuck in.

Sometime June 21-22
unknown persons) stole 28 sod
pallets from an address in the
first block of Norwich Circle,
Niceville, The pallets were val-
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MSBU seeks new board members

Deputy wars that summer is vandalism season, suggests defenses

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
The Bluewater Bay
Municipal Services Benefits Unit
(MSBU) is still looking for a few
good board members, as no one
has qualified as a candidate for
the two MSBU governing board
Such seats are normally filled
by election, said board members
during their July 13 meeting, but
must now be filled through
appointment by the current
board, if volunteers can be found
to help run the MSBU.
During a board meeting June
8, the five-member board said
the seats currently held by Gayle
Hughes and Bart Bredenkamp
would be open during the gener-
al election this November, and
neither plan to run for re-elec-
tion. However, no candidates
filed paperwork with the
Okaloosa County Supervisor of
Elections to run for the open
seats, making it necessary to fill
the openings by appointment.
The MSBU is a unit of coun-
ty government, in charge of man-
aging landscaping, street light-
ing, street signs, and other beau-
tification and maintenance of
through streets and common
areas in the unincorporated
Bluewater Bay community.
Board members are unpaid vol-
unteers, elected to their positions
for staggered terms, with
Hughes' and Bredenkamp's seats
open this fall.
According to a "News Flash"
posted on the MSBU's web page
last month, the director positions
are open to people living within

From page A-1
proposal for a new city chicken
ordinance to the city planning
commission before bringing it
back to the council.
Also during its July 13 meet-
ing, the council decided to apply
for additional community devel-
opment block grants (CDBG) to
help local homeowners rebuild or
repair their residences.
Anne Hinze, 310 McEwen
Drive, came before the Niceville
City Council Tuesday, as she had
done at the council's June meet-
ing, seeking approval to keep
three hens, which she has had for
about 18 months. A neighbor had
complained that the chickens were
a nuisance. Hinze said that was a
misunderstanding caused by a
sewer leak in her back yard, which
has since been repaired.
However, Lavon Mason, a
Niceville code enforcement offi-
cer who visited the Hinze resi-
dence in response to the com-
plaint, told the council Tuesday
that he smelled an odor during his
visit that appeared to come from
the chickens. (A Beacon reporter
who also visited the home recent-
ly detected no odor during that
City attorney Dixie Dan
Powell, who had reviewed
Hinze's proposal and done some
research on the issue since the
June council meeting, suggested
the council choose from three
alternatives: It could amend the
city zoning ordinance to permit as
many as three chickens in a desig-
nated hen house, stay enforcement

From page A-1
"That's from the standpoint
that the certified tax roll is
down 6.5 percent from what it
was estimated to be earlier this
year," she said.
"It makes me cautious that
they're going to have to come
back and adjust," she added.
"(When there's a shortfall) you
either have to generate more
revenue at the state level or look
at ways to reduce the state
budget, which could reduce the
district budget."
Okaloosa's total millage
number had been greater than 8
mills from 1991-92 through
2005-06, with the exception of
1999-2000. That school year it
was 7.972.
The highest it reached during
that period was 8.723 mills in

property owners have delayed
tax payments due to the lagging
Unfortunately, this can mean
taxpayers miss out on discounts
available to those who pay early
or on time. Also, delinquent prop-
erty owners, who do not pay their
taxes at all, may eventually find
that the county has sold "tax cer-
tificates" on their property, allow-
ing the certificate owners first
liens on their property until the
taxes are paid.
Also during Tuesday's meet-
ing, MSBU management consult-
ant Archie Jemigan said projects
have recently been completed to
install stack block, grass, and

Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputy Frank Taylor discusses the prevalence of summer vandalism
as, from left, MSBU management consultant Archie Jernigan and board members Doug Burgess,
Bart Bredenkamp and Gayle Hughes follow along with his report.

the MSBU property boundaries.
Information about the director
positions may be obtained by
phoning 897-0092, or by visiting
the MSBU website at bluewater-
bay.org. E-mails may also be sent
to the MSBU board through the
During the July 13 meeting,
board member Gayle Hughes
said the MSBU has still received
less revenue than usual from the
Okaloosa Tax Collector's
Office-about $3,200 less than
the revenue expected. She said
this may be because local home-

for 60 or 90 days to permit further
investigation by city officials and
feedback from residents and other
cities, or require strict enforce-
ment of the ordinance, telling
Hinze to remove the chickens
from her property.
The trio of chickens provides
the Hinze family with eggs, and
the two Hinze children, ages 3 and
5, "are very attached to the chick-
ens," Anne Hinze told the Beacon.
In June, she had submitted a
sample ordinance to the city coun-
cil that would permit ownership of
a limited amount of poultry within
the city limits. She purposely left
the number of birds blank in the
proposed ordinance, she said,
because she knew council mem-
bers would want to come up with
their own number. She recom-
mended a limit of five or six birds.
During Tuesday's meeting, Hinze
answered questions from council
members, and offered some addi-
tional information in response to
comments council members made
during their discussion of altera-
During the discussion, council-
woman Judith Boudreaux favored
allowing Hinze to have an excep-
tion to the current city ordinance.
"In Niceville," she said, "every
citizen is important. We should
allow the chickens if there has
been no harm to any of the neigh-
bors." Boudreaux said she had
spoken with five of Hinze's neigh-
bors, and none objected to having
the chickens in the neighborhood.
Several of Hinze's neighbors
attended the July 13 meeting,
telling the council that they favor
letting the chickens stay.
"I totally support the chick-

owners have been delaying mak-
ing their property tax payments
because of the national economic
The MSBU is financed by an
annual flat tax on property own-
ers in Bluewater Bay-currently
$61 per property unit. The funds
are collected by the Okaloosa
County Tax Collector along with
other taxes for county govern-
ment and for such other taxing
authorities as independent fire
districts. According to the county
ordinance that established
Bluewater Bay's MSBU, the

ens," said one neighbor. "I fell in
love with the chickens when I met
them. They ran up to me like little
puppies. Please let the woman
have them."
"I'd trade those chickens for
my neighbor's dogs any day," said
another neighbor."
"The chickens are clean and
friendly," said a third neighbor.
"They are pets for Ms. Hinze's
children, and she's being part of
the green movement, helping her
cope with the economy and feed
her family."
Other city council members,
however, said they fear that if they
let one person have chickens,
other city residents will want to
keep farm animals as well.
"I think it would be a grave
mistake," said councilman Bill
Smith of the proposed ordinance
change. "It would open a can of
worms, and could become a code
enforcement nightmare. If we
allow this, what will we do when
someone else wants to keep small
Councilman Dan Henkel said
he was concerned about what
would happen if neighbors com-
plained about the chickens in the
Hinze said there is ample
precedent for cities to allow small
numbers of chickens at people's
homes. She said such large cities
as Los Angeles and New York
City already grant permits for
domestic chickens within their
After some discussion, the
council told Hinze to present her
proposal to the city planning com-
mission, which will consider it at
public hearings, allowing more

In Business to

Write Business!

MSBU taxes may be used only
for the purposes of maintaining
street lights, signs, and landscape
beautification along roads and in
common areas of the community.
The MSBU is managed by the
elected (or if necessary, appoint-
ed) board of directors.
As the county tax collector
collects the funds, the money is
distributed to the MSBU
throughout the fiscal year rather
than all at once. During a recent
interview with the Beacon,
Okaloosa Tax Collector Chris
Hughes said he also thinks many

opportunities for citizen input, and
make a recommendation to the
city council at a later meeting. No
action was taken to force Hinze to
remove the chickens in the mean-
In other business during the
July 13 meeting, the council heard
a report on the city's community
development block grant (CDBG)
home renovation program, which
has repaired or rebuilt 11 homes of
low-income residents during the
past year. Brian Boone, a resident
whose home was recently reno-
vated through the federally-fund-
ed grant program, appeared with
his 6-year-old son, Ryley, and
thanked the council for their help.
"Thank you from the bottom of
my heart," said Boone. "This has
changed our lives, and helped my
son's health." The council decided
to continue applying for such
grants for future years.
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youngsters are out of school and
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residents to "lock up your houses,
your cars, and your liquor," in
order to not tempt youngsters,
including one's own, to get into
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critically injured recently when
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shrubbery at several intersections
along Woodlands Drive. Board
members also approved a $1,200
project to install stack block at the
intersection of Southwind,
Dominica and Muirfield.
Jemigan also said he is con-
cered about vandalism, saying
that letters have been removed
from some signs belonging to the
Okaloosa County Sheriff's
Deputy Frank Taylor, the Sheriff's
Office community policing offi-
cer for Bluewater Bay and other
nearby neighborhoods, was pres-
ent at the MSBU meeting, and
said vandalism often tends to

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Martha C. Miller, who helped
organize the city's fireworks trust
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recent Independence Day fire-
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be prevented through enforce-
ment alone.
He said he and fellow deputies
are "extremely appreciative" of
the support they get from
Bluewater Bay residents. He said
local residents often greet
deputies, provide information,
and encourage them in other
ways. During the Fourth of July
weekend, Taylor said, some local
residents gave homemade cookies
to deputies who had to work the
holiday weekend. "It's a wonder-
ful thing," Taylor said, to experi-
ence such an unusual level of sup-
port. "This is a very special com-
munity," he said.

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this year after a year without fire-
works due to a lack of funding.
Miller thanked the council for
their support of the fireworks pro-
gram and said this year's show
was a big success.

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Destin cheerleaders are champs
With coach Kim Berry at the helm, the Destin Middle School cheerleaders recently took first-place awards as Camp Cheer champions, Extreme Routine
Champions and Home Routine champions at the UCA Cheer Camp in Panama City Beach. It also won the Banana Spirit award, and the team's eighth-graders
were all selected as All-Americans and were invited to participate in the New York Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The members of the 2010-2011 squad are,
from left: Bailee Giana, Kate Blanchard, Kaylee Battiste, Sydney Moses, Ashton Bedsole, Courtney Holland, Alexa Gaddis, Ashley Wheeler, Lauren Rigdon,
Callie Peterman (co-captain), Alexa Allen (captain), Sidney Freeman, Ashli Buffkin (co-captain), Emily Balint, Cassidy Raven, Morgan Rooney, Bailey Jenrich,
Jesi Harrell, Lauren Hunter, Savannah Bartleson and Payton Patterson.

,RBCS mission to Belize
Members of the Missions Club of Rocky Bayou Christian
School recently returned from a 12-day mission to Belize.
There, they performed a skit for Belizean students, left, and
had a great time with children in the Central American coun-
try. Above, Lauren Wright, right, and Esther Alldredge spend
some time with the youngsters. Participating in the mission
were: Esther Alldredge, Sean Brown, Cooper Eaves, Justin
Emerick, Elizabeth Gadzinski, Josh Jarrell, Emily Kent,
Wendy Kent, Laura Pate, Benjamin Phillips, Stephanie
Serban, Corrie Sober, Emily Wilson, Lauren Wright and
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Lauren Vucovich, senior
psychology major and mathe-
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College, was recently awarded
the Kappa Delta Founder's
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Kappa Delta's National
Leadership Conference in
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Lauren is a 2007 graduate of
Niceville High School.
Tyler M. Lampert,
Niceville High School class of
2005, has graduated from
Southwestern College in
Winfield Kansas. He has
earned a Bachelor's Degree in
Physical Performance and
Sports Studies with a minor in
Business Administration. Tyler
played football as a linebacker
for the Moundbuilders. He was
the recipient of the
Bradshaw/Harris Award. This
award was established to honor
two young
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demonstrates what it takes to be
successful off the field and in
the classroom. Tyler has
enrolled in Southwestern's
MBA program and taken a posi-
tion as a graduate assistant.
Tyler is the son of Todd and
Angie Lampert of Niceville.

Faculty and
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ages Education and Training for the base, presented a check for $1,000 to the new USO
center at Northwest Florida Regional Airport. From left: Steve Gardner, Ila project manag-
er, Diane Freeman, USO Northwest Florida Regional Airport Center Manager, and Heidi
Blair, Director, USO Northwest Florida.

$250 to Sharing and Caring
Bill Ellison of the American Legion Post 221 of Niceville, presents a $250 check to Nancy
Kirk, center, and Delle Diamond of Sharing and Caring for the Tools for Schools drive.

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Legion, auxiliary install officers
American Legion Post 221 of Niceville held its installation of new officers on Sunday July 11. At left, outgoing commander Ben Meredith, left, passes the
gavel to new commander Bill Ellison. At right, Ethel Knese, left, new auxiliary president, receives the gavel from Bessie Moore Bradshaw, district commander.




Pensacola Opera, Northwest
Florida's only professional opera
company, will hold auditions for
the Pensacola Opera Chorus from
7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14,
at the Pensacola Opera Center, 75
S. Tarragona St, Pensacola.
The Opera Chorus is a group
of 50 volunteers which performs
in the Opera's mainstage produc-
Interested singers should call
the Opera Center office at 850-
433-6737 beginning Aug. 2 to
schedule an audition time. Singers
should prepare an aria, verse of a
hymn, or an extended opera
choral selection, and should bring
prepared sheet music. Prior choral
experience and the ability to read
music are preferred.
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Guild raffling

off $3,800 quilt

The Flying Needles Quilt
Guild is offering tickets for their
2010 Opportunity Quilt. The
tickets are available for a dona-
tion of one for $1 or six for $5
until the drawing in December.
The winner needs not be present
to win. The quilt will be Fed-
Exed to any out-of-area winner.
The quilt can be viewed at
tos, and will be on display at the
annual Okaloosa County Fair in
October. The quilt won the "Best
Innovation" award at the Greater
Jackson Quilt Celebration 2009
in Jackson, Miss. It has been pro-
fessionally appraised and is
insured for $3,800.
There will be two additional
quilts for second and third prizes,
consisting of crazy quilt and
embroidered blocks turned in by
Guild members.
Proceeds from the quilt draw-
ing will go to help fund charita-
ble donations made by Guild
members throughout the year,
including VA Hospital, wheel-
chair lap quilts; wounded sol-
diers, quilts of valor; Alzheimer
patients, lap quilts and adult
bibs; and children in shelters,
quilts, filled Christmas stock-

ings, storage and cosmetic totes
The Flying Needles Quilt
Guild began when approximate-
ly 19 quilters started meeting in
the Fellowship Hall of the
Niceville Presbyterian Church.
Prior to that time, a small group
of like-minded ladies gathered
regularly in a private home,
deciding among themselves what
they wanted to teach each other.
They chose the name "Southern
Comforters." One member
threatened to leave that very
moment if that name was adopt-
ed, complaining the inference to
a brand of alcoholic beverage
was not suitable to the art of
The members found a new
name, which then suited the
majority of those present. Thus,
"Flying Needles" came into exis-
Guild membership currently
consists of around 95 members
and meets on the second
Thursday of each month at the
Niceville Church of Christ,
beginning at 9:30 a.m. Visitors
are welcome.
Contact sjc32nd@cox.net for
current quilt location or more

This quilt, insured for $3,800, is being raffled off by the Flying
Needles Quilt Guild. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

Registration for college under way

Registration for fall term at
Northwest Florida State College
is now in progress. Returning stu-
dents may enroll by web. Military
students may enroll in person at
the college's centers at Eglin and
Hurlburt. New students may
enroll by web starting July 26. In-
person registration at all seven
college locations is Aug. 2 to 30.
More than 1,000 day, evening,
weekend, fast-track and e-cam-

pus courses begin Aug. 23 and
Oct. 15. For a complete course
listing, see nwfsc.edu/schedule.
In addition to college classes,
NWF State College offers free
courses for adults who do not
have a high school diploma,
including adult basic education,
preparation for the GED high
school equivalency test, and
English as a second language.
Individuals may enroll in adult

education courses at any time
throughout the year and enroll at
the first class session they attend.
For GED and ESOL class infor-
mation, call 729-5387.
A series of non-credit person-
al enrichment classes through the
college's PRIME Time program
will be held in September and
October at the Niceville campus
and South Walton Center.
Registration for PRIME Time

will begin Sept. 8. For PRIME
Time information, call 729-6084.
NWF State College has an
open door admissions policy and
there is no fee to apply for admis-
sion. Free academic advising is
available. NWF State offers the
lowest tuition in Florida, as well
as financial aid, and an install-
ment fee-payment plan. For
information, call 729-6922 or see
the college's website.

Teresa R. Koechel

Teresa Rose Koechel was
born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on
September 17, 1950. She
passed away peacefully in her
sleep on Saturday, July 10,
2010, at Crystal Bay at
Sandestin in Miramar Beach,
Florida, with family at her side.
She fought the good fight
after being diagnosed with a
brain tumor in June 2009,
py and radi-
ation treat-
m e n t s
before the
finally took
R. Koechel was a
daughter, sister, aunt and
friend. She is survived by her
parents Grace and Paul
Koechel of Bluewater Bay, sis-
ter Maryann (husband Colonel
Greg Muntzner USAF Ret),
also of Bluewater Bay and sis-
ter Carol of Flower Mound,
Texas. She was preceded in
death by brothers Paul and
Jerry. She is also survived by
nieces Holly (husband Jacob),
Tricia (husband Tre), Katie and
Emily as well as a nephew,

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Chad. She was also a great
aunt to Bella and Logan.
Teresa was an adventurer
and loved to visit new places
and try new things. She trav-
eled extensively within the
U.S., Europe, South America
and Africa, but decided to
make the Emerald Coast home.
One of the highlights of her
adventuring was taking
Mexican cooking classes in
She earned both a BA
degree and an MBA in Finance
from the University of
Pittsburgh. She was an assis-
tant vice president at Equibank
before joining the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation
for a 25-year career. She rose
through the FDIC ranks where
most recently she was in charge
of protecting depositor funds.
She was also a mentor and lit-
eracy volunteer.
Teresa was truly a bright star
and shining light to those who
had the pleasure to know her.
We love her and will always
miss her.
In lieu of flowers, please
make donations in her memory
to the Saint Vincent de Paul
Society and Covenant Hospice.
A celebration of a life well
lived took place at Christ Our
Redeemer Catholic Church on
White Point Road in Niceville
on Thursday, July 15, 2010, at
10:00 a.m.
You may express condo-
lence to the family and sign the
guestbook at www.heritagegar
Heritage Gardens Funeral
Home of Niceville is entrusted
with the arrangements.

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The Nursing and Allied
Health programs at Northwest
Florida State College will host
a Health Programs
Information Fair on Monday,
Aug. 2, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at
the Niceville Campus for
those interested in learning
more about admissions to the
NWF State College associate
degree (RN) and bachelor's
degree (RN to BSN) programs
in nursing as well as
programs in dental
assisting, para-
medic, EMT, radi-
ography, Emergency
Medical Services,
m e d i c a 1
coding/billing and
health services management.
There will be an overview
at 5:30 p.m. on financial aid,
academic advising and college
support services. At 6 p.m.
participants may attend an in-
depth information session on
the program of their choice for
specific admissions informa-
tion, tours and more.
The event will be held in
the College Mall, building K


on the Niceville campus. For
more information, call the
NWF State College Nursing
office at 729-6400 or see
At the session, potential
students will learn about the
various health career training
options available at NWF
State College and how to pre-
pare a more competitive
admission application. Certain
programs award
points toward meet-
ing admissions cri-
teria for those who
attend the informa-
tion session. All
health degree and
certificate programs
at the college are either now
accepting applications for new
students or will soon open
their annual admissions
process. Each program has a
limited number of admissions
slots and generally will use a
competitive point system to
determine admissions.
Individuals may apply for
admission to more than one

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By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
When Brad Kale learned
that Pam Braseth was stepping
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Bluewater Barracudas swim
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His dream was realized
when he got the nod to take the
"I'm so excited about the
opportunity here," said Kale,
41, who came from Nashville
and has been here about six
weeks. "Being in an area so
tied to aquatic life has been
great. I'm just looking forward
to (living here). The people
here are amazing-they're so
He said he and his wife,
Deana, love the area, as do his
daughter, Sydney, 8, and son,
Carson, 5. "The kids are really
excited about moving down
here," Kale said.

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Kale has always been
involved in swimming. He first
got his feet wet at age 5, swam
in high school and in his senior
year was a national-level
swimmer, according to John
Morse, the head coach with
whom he worked at the
Nashville Aquatic Club. At the
University of Kentucky in
Lexington, he continued to
compete. "I've been a swim-
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he got done
with col-
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into coach-
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bit and then
moved on to
be the head
coach of a
YMCA in Brad Kale
Morse said. "He came back to
Nashville and was working
with the Y and another club
team in the area. I eventually
talked him into coming and
working with us. He coached
with me for at least four or five
In 2000, Kale was voted
Southeastern Swimming Age
Group Coach of the Year by
the local swim committee,
which includes Tennessee,
Alabama and the Florida pan-
handle. Member coaches vote
on the candidates for the
"He's wonderful with kids
of all ability levels and all
interest levels and that's some-
what of a unique ability,"

Morse said. "Most people are
either really into the very tal-
ented and fast kids to the detri-
ment of the other kids or just
into the social aspect of it.
Brad has the ability to moti-
vate kids of all levels. I think
he's going to be great. The
community's fortunate to have
someone as enthusiastic as
Brad is."
The Barracudas swim team
is open to all ages from any
community. The team prac-
tices at pools in Bluewater
Bay, Eglin and Hurlburt Field.
Team competes in meets
throughout the region.
Youngsters may join the team
at any time:
bwbswimteam.com. About 120
swimmers currently compete.
Kale has had a close look at
the Bluewater Barracudas and
likes what he sees.
"We've got a lot of poten-
tial," he said. "(But) the expec-
tation level is fairly low. A lot
of kids down here get involved
later than I'm used to. The first
thing we have to do is guide
expectations. We're raising our
At the same time, he said,
the team has some excellent
"We've got some who will
be able to compete nationally
and several who can go to
Division 1 colleges," he said.
"We have tons of potential,"
Kale said. "I want us to be a
place where people want to
come. If someone wants to
achieve something in sport
swimming, we can offer that."

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the District 1 championship.
In those three games, the All-
Stars stroked 33 hits in 66 official
at-bats, with home runs by Brady
Smith, Christian Huff, Jacob
Jenkins and Nick Hazama-two
of which, Smith's and Huff's,
were grand slams-resulting in a
combined score of 46-0.
Their three pitchers, Huff,
Logan Taylor and Brady Smith,
allowed only two hits, with Taylor
throwing a perfect four-inning
Members of the team were:
Evan Etheridge, Brady Smith,
Nick Hazama, Nathan Smith,
Logan Taylor, Christian Huff,
Cole Wilbourne, Will West III,
Tyler Russell and Jacob Jenkins.
The coaches were David Smith
and Chandler Huff and manager
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The Band of Oz will entertain at a charity event Aug. 14 to benefit the Children's Volunteer Health
Network, Children in Crisis and the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation.

Band, buffet, auction

to benefit 3 charities

The Band of Oz is coming to
town. The Band of Oz is one of
the most successful groups in the
Southeast, and continues to
receive top reviews from those in
the entertainment business.
This dynamic eight-member
group, known for its southern
beach music, will headline the
Endless Summer Fling on
Saturday, Aug. 14, from 6-11
p.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom at
the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
Tickets are $75 and include
entrance to the event, a buffet din-
ner and an opportunity to bid on
items through both a silent and
live auction.
Items include fresh water

pearls, Aveda spa packages, wine
baskets, Sinfonia season tickets,
original art work from celebrated
local artists, trips and more.
All proceeds will benefit
Children's Volunteer Health
Network, Children in Crisis and
the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation.
The Children's Volunteer
Health Network facilitates the
delivery of comprehensive, direct
medical, dental and mental health
services to schoolchildren whose
family income falls below certain
measures throughout Walton and
Okaloosa counties and surround-
ing communities.
The Children in Crisis organi-
zation provides homes to abused,

neglected and abandoned chil-
dren. Its Children's
Neighborhood provides an emer-
gency shelter for young children,
and group foster homes help with
the severe shortage of foster
homes in our community.
The Mattie Kelly Arts
Foundation provides residents
and visitors to Destin with a per-
manent centralized location to
participate in a variety of arts
education and cultural opportuni-
ties for exhibits and performanc-
es by national, regional and local
For more information or to
make a reservation, call:

Northwest Florida State
College AmeriCorps is
recruiting member volunteers
for two programs to begin
Aug. 1. Both involve up to a
one-year commitment, with
quarter-time, half-time and
full-time service hours avail-
Member volunteers have
the opportunity to earn a serv-
ice allowance equal to mini-
mum wage, along with bene-
fits such as living allowance,
health insurance, subsidized
child care, loan deferment and
an education award of as much
as $5,350.
NWF State College, in col-
laboration with, Tri-County
Community Council,
Choctawhatchee Electric
Cooperative (CHELCO) and
Choctawhatchee Basin
Alliance of NWFSC (CBA)
will implement two Green
Teams. Green team 1 will
address water conservation of
the Choctawhatchee Bay.
Green team 2 will target low-
income families to begin ener-
gy efficiency programs. The
project mission is to protect
and improve the quality of life
for families through education
and training.
The emphasis will be on
managing natural resources
and protecting the natural

environment, with direct train-
ing in .ILl-.. efficiency and
water conservation measures.
Green team 1 will primarily
work with the CBA in its mis-
sion to sustain and provide
optimum utilization of the
Choctawhatchee Basin water-
shed. The CBA provides
opportunities for citizens,
educators, and technical
experts to promote the health
of the Choctawhatchee water-
shed. This program will
require four full-time, 14 half-
time and two quarter-time
The project will serve a
two-district area. The larger
district, Okaloosa County, has
22 elementary schools, 13 of
which will host an
AmeriCorps member to partic-
ipate in the program. Walton

county School District has
seven elementary schools, two
of which have agreed to host
an AmeriCorps member.
The program will address
the school districts' Response
to Instruction/Intervention
Plan (Rtl), with the goal of
contributing to the improve-
ment of instruction for stu-
dents with disabilities and to
the prevention of inappropri-
ate identification of specific
learning disabilities. RtI is
defined as the change in
behavior or performance as a
function of an intervention
(Gresham, 1991). The RtI
model is a multi-tiered
approach to providing high
quality instruction and inter-
vention matched to student
needs, and using learning rate
over time and level of per-
formance to inform instruc-
tional decisions. RtI involves
the systematic use of assess-
ment data to most efficiently
allocate resources in order to
improve learning for all stu-
dents. This program will
require nine full-time and six
half-time members.
Interested applicants may
contact Laurie Von Kaenel at
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Senior League All-Stars to vie

for berth in the World Series

The Senior League All-Star
team has advanced to the 2010
Florida State Championship,
to be played in Melbourne
July 29 to Aug. 2, and is look-
ing for a berth in the World
Series to be held in Bangor,
Me., in mid-August. If it wins
the state
the team will
move on to the
Tournament the weekend of
Aug. 6 in Viera, Fla., with the
winner moving to the World
Series in Maine the week of
Aug. 15.
The goal of the organiza-
tion is to provide an outlet of
healthful activity and training
under good leadership in the
atmosphere of wholesome
community participation and
provide the opportunity for

young baseball and softball
players to compete at the vari-
ous levels of Little League
baseball and softball. This is
accomplished by teaching the
value of teamwork, good
sportsmanship and community
involvement; emphasizing
education and citizenship; and
by providing fair instruction
and competition.
Niceville-Valparaiso Little
League has announced the
coaching staff and players for
the 2010 Senior League All-
Star Team.
Charles Cawthon will man-
age and Fred Tarpley and Mike
McDorman will coach the 16U
Senior League All-Star team.
The players are Mike
Andrews, Brandon Bubel,
Drew Cawthon, Cory Eller,
Greg Friedman, Avery
Hanchett, Derrick Lovelace,
John McDorman, Kameron

Miller, Ryan Sheekley, Colt
Tarpley, Taylor Woodard and
Nick Wells.
Players will be out in the
community seeking monetary
donations to help defray the
expenses of travel, hotels and
To make a tax-deductible
donation, send your check
made payable to NVLL
(Niceville-Valparaiso Little

League) to PO Box 764,
Niceville, FL 32588. Mark
Senior League All-Stars in the
memo section of the check. To
donate via credit card, go to
NVLLB.net and click on the
donate link on the right side of
the home page.
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NVLL Senior League All-
Stars, call Joe Friedman, 865-

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Museum seeks donations
The Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida, 115 Westview
Ave, Old Valparaiso, is accepting
donations for their Yard Sale
Spectacular. This year's sale, sched-
uled for Aug. 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., will
include furniture and antiques as well.
Eat for Little League
The Niceville Little League will
received 10 percent of all proceeds
from Beef O Brady's restaurant
Wednesday, July 21, to raise funds for
state-bound all-star teams.
Info: Angela Marshall, catmag
History Rocks programs
The Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida announces History
Rocks programs.
Gadget Gurus (grades 1-5): Do
you like to tinker with machines that
clink and clank, levers that pull, bells
Siii i. cogs that grind, switches that
turn on and off, wires that vibrate,
dials that spin?
I Date: Wednesday,
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(grades 1-5):
Learn about dif-
ferent homes from Florida's past in
this hands-on lesson in Panhandle
architectural history, then build your
own pioneer house the way Florida
settlers did in the 1800s. Thursday,
July 22, 1-3 p.m.
Time Travelers (grades 1-5):
Decide what year and what place you
would love to visit as a time traveler.
Friday, July 23, 9 a.m.-noon.
The cost for each program is $15
members, $20 non-members
Space is limited. Pre-registration is

required. For reservations, call
Wildlife presentation
Henderson Beach State Park,
Destin, will have a wildlife presenta-
tion Thursday, July 22, 11-11:30 a.m.
as the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge
presents its rehabilitated wildlife. Free
with paid park entrance fee.
School donations needed
Opening day for Okaloosa County
schools is Aug. 5. Sharing and Caring
will collect school supplies during
June and July for children whose fam-
ilies are challenged more than ever by
the economy and job loss. Sharing and
Caring seeks donations of supplies or
cash for the Tools for School drive.
Donations can be brought to the
Sharing and Caring Office at 104
Bullock Blvd., (across from Gulf
Power) Niceville,
or pickup can be
arranged. The
office is open 9
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday through
Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
The drive will end July 20, and sup-
plies will be distributed to the students
Saturday, July 31.
For more information, call Freida
Spence or Susan Magerman at
TPO plans project meeting
The Okaloosa-Walton
Transportation Planning Organization
will hold a public input meeting
regarding Transportation Project
Priorities at the Valparaiso City
Commission Chambers, 465
Valparaiso Parkway, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 22.
Yard sale, lunch to go set
Parkway Veterinary Hospital, 1101
E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville,
plans a yard sale and lunch to go
Saturday, July 24, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Hot
dogs, hamburgers and chicken will be
served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit the American
Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
Tea Party meetings
The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea
Party (a non-partisan, non-profit group
of concerned citizens) meets at
Niceville City Hall the second and
fourth Mondays of each month at 6
p.m. The Tea Party is a local group of

concerned citizens with a goal of hold-
ing local and national politicians
accountable and advocating for the
U.S. Constitution at all levels of gov-
ernment. The next meeting will be
held Monday, July 26, at Niceville
City Hall. For more information call
729-2874 or visit emeraldcoastpatri
Double-handed regatta

The Bluewater
Bay Sailing Club
will hold its annu-
al "Double-
Handed Regatta"
Saturday, July 24.
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three boats are required to establish a

Registration will be Friday, July
23, 6-7 p.m. with the captain's meet-
ing at 7 p.m. Late registration will be
9-10 a.m. Saturday. The race will use
a Bermuda start, with the first racer
starting at approximately 10:30 a.m..
Info: Neville Edenborough at
Patriotic art at museum
Patriotic Impressions, a new
exhibit by the Local Color Artists
Group, will be on view at The
Heritage Museum of Northwest
Florida through Aug. 28.
This patriotic salute features origi-
nal works of art in a variety of media
created by ten local artists including
collage, porcelain, acrylic, watercolor,
oils and wood.
Info: 678-2615 or heritagemuse

Church offers child care
First Baptist Church of Niceville
Child Development Center is accept-
ing applications for the 2010-2011
school year. It offers two, three- or
four-day classes from infancy-K4 and
is a VPK provider. Info: fbc-
niceville.org or 729-6915.
Head start seeks signups
The Okaloosa County
Comprehensive Head Start/Early
Head Start Program is accepting
applications for the 2010-2011 school
year. Head Start centers, serving chil-
dren ages 3 to 5, are located in
Crestview, Laurel Hill, Niceville and
Fort Walton Beach. It also serves chil-
dren ages 6 weeks through 3 years in
Crestview and Fort Walton Beach.
Info: 678-6893. All services are free to
families that meet the federal guide-

lines or special need criteria.
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 ath-
letic ability, who
are at least 16
years of age, are
invited to join the
students in the college's ROTC pro-
gram for circuit training, upper body
and abdominal training, cardio train-
ing, stretching, running and team
sports every Monday through Aug. 19,
6-7 a.m. at the Niceville campus.
Participants meet by the ROTC build-
ing at the west end of campus by the
ball fields.
Info: Capt. David Avallone,
729-6022 or avallond@nwfsc.edu.
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
tSaturday, 10 a.m.
4:30 p.m. The
exhibit is includ-
ed in regular
admission 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: 833-9595.
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
Please see CALENDAR, page B-7



Yard sale, lunch for relay
Parkway Veterinary Hospital, 1101 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, plans a yard sale and
lunch to go Saturday, July 24, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken will be served
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From page B-6
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 com-
petitive 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
Thursday. Club
equipment is pro-
vided for those
who do not own fencing gear. Info:
Robert Drake, 678-9190,
rohio48th@cox.net, or at north
bayfencing .weebly.com.

Grant writing instruction
The Niceville Public Library will
host an "Introduction to Grant
Writing," presented by Dr. Anne Holt
on Saturday, July 24 in the Niceville
Community Center, 204 N. Partin
Drive, next door to the library, from 9
The program will cover: Grant
writing guidelines, model narrative
budget, Florida funders list, writing
dos and don't and tips on finding
matching funds.
The cost is $30 per person, payable
at the door. Registration is required.
Register at the Niceville Library
Reference Desk or call 7294090 or
call Holt at 977-5110 or e-mail her at

Trail Association to meet
The monthly meeting of the
Florida Trail Association will take
place Tuesday, July 27, 6 p.m., at
Bayou Blues Restaurant, Niceville.
Visitors welcome. Details: 682-6098
or choctaw.floridatrail.org.

Summer book discussion
The Friends
of the Niceville
Library will hold
their third annual
Summer Book
Wednesday, July 28, 10 a.m. in the

library, discussing "Hotel on the
Comer of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie
Ford. A limited supply of books will
be available. Holds can be placed
online, by e-mail or call the library at
Tai Chi events
Tai Chi Certification will take
place Friday, July 30, 10 a.m., at the
Emerald Coast Conference Center.
At 3 p.m., an AMAI spear seminar
will be held.
On Saturday, July 31, an AMAI
tournament will begin at 9 a.m., fol-
lowed by an invitational tournament at
12:30 and black belt testing at 6.
Info: 862-5558.

Charity run/walk planned
Run for the Panhandle 5K Charity
Run/Walk will be held Saturday, July
31, 7:30 a.m., with a kids fun run at
8:15 at the Fort Walton Beach
Landing off Brooks Street. The event
will benefit the Emerald Coast
Wildlife Refuge's efforts to rescue,
rehabilitate and release native wildlife.
Register in person at TGI Fridays in
Destin or download a registration
form at runforthepanhandle.com.
Entry fee is $20 with a $5 discount for
students, military and service industry
workers. Awards ceremony will be at
9 am at Helen Back on Okaloosa
Island with a meet/greet with animal
ambassadors from the wildlife refuge.

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2193 square feet

385 Jasmine Avenue
2963 square feet

301 Grove Park
4868 square feet

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Waterfront, Bayshore
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3/ 2, 2 fireplaces, large
sandy beach, boat
dock. $2000/ mo+
deposit. 217-8952

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327 Chicago, Val'p. 3/2 ..................$89,900
1424 Hickory, Seminole 3/1 .............$110,000 =
401 31st St., Niceville 3/2...............$173,500
* 618 Ivy Ave., Niceville 3/2.5 ............$289,500 *
1113 Bayshore Dr., Val'p. 2/1 ..........$344,500
Waterview of Tom's Bayou
12 Bayview Cove, Villa Tasso 2/2 ...$365,000
* On Choctawhatchee Bay- approx. 2000 SF *
203 Joseph Ave. (HWY 20) approx. 2 acres
Bordered by 4 roads near new Mid-Bay 7
Bridge road (under construction) possible
0 Com m ercial ....................................$298,000 *
Jones Road, off SR 331 paved Rd.
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* Blue Pine Village, Updated, 3/2.............$167,900
* Lakeside Condo, 2/2, Ground Floor ......$159,000
* 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
* 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., Studio, Waterfront, Util Incl .................$850
* Unfurn., Condo, 2/2, FL Club, Pool ...............$950
* Unfurn., Condo, 2/2, Lakeside, renovated .$1,100
* Waterfront Townhome, 3/2.5, Garage........$1,700
290Yacht Club Dr.- ,,t ayMaina'/il

SHORT SALE 4/2.5, wraparound porch, large Separate Bonus
Room-MUST SEE! Totally renovated with exception of bathrooms,
Hardwood floors, Custom Cherry Cabinets in Kitchen, Granite,
Double Oven. New Doors throughout. Home sits on 1/3 acre. Pool
was installed 2007 featuring Endless Exercise Pool. Home located
in BWB Gated Southwind Community Sold AS IS with Right to
Inspect. $395,000
MAGNOLIA PLANTATION Gated Community offers this Executive
Custom Built Home with all the detailed upgrades anyone could
imagine. 14' Ceilings, Crown Molding Designer Kitchen, Granite,
Bull-Nose Corners, Keyless Front Door Entry Wi-Fi throughout, 40
yr Dimensional Shingles, Circular Drive, Gas Lanterns. The List
goes On and On. 4676 Sq. Ft. 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Built 2007 $669,000.
SWEET AND LOW Sweet house, low price! 1435 square feet. 3
Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Updated Kitchen, Stainless appliances.
NEW CARPET installed 7/6/10. Roof replaced 8/2004. HVAC
replaced 2010. New sewer line from the house to city sewer, 2007.
Covered screen porch-13x34-Could easily be modified to heated
and cooled space. MOVE IN READY. Home has 1 1/3 acre.
Within walking distance to shops, schools, and eating
establishments. MUST SEE! $169,000
Mediterranean Villa Can
Lig A y iit and
Din windows, Patio area and
Fence ackYard, Beautifully landscaped, 3/2, Asking $279,900.
SIMPLE HOMEY- Fisherman's Delight Choctaw Beach -100
feet on the Bay and No Flood Insurance required. Home has two
separate living areas. First consist of Family Room, Kitchen, Dining,
Master bedroom and 2 additional bedrooms, 2 full baths 2nd sepa-
rate on bottom floor is Family, Kitchen, Dining, 1 Bedroom and
Bathroom Handyman special, Roof 5 years old on Workshop and 2
years old on House. Sold AS IS -1850 sq.ft. $245,000.
WATERVIEW COVE Freeport All Brick, 3 Bed, 2 Bath Located
on a Beautiful Landscaped Yard. A Must See!! Granite, Cultured
Marble, Neutral Colors. Looks and Shows Like New.
1,851 Sq. Ft. $189,000.
GRAND OAKS, NICEVILLE Large rectangular lot to build your
home with a 25' waterfront lot with dock for your sailboat or boat.
Deep water This community consists 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.
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Lakefront Home for the Generations! 4/4 4,755SF $850,000 Web#077
Exceptional Home on Lake Henderson 4/3 2,700SF $398,000 Web#082
Newer Home in Great Neighborhood 4/2 2,163SF $185,000 Web#078
All Brick in Popular Riverchase Subdivision 4/2 2,364SF $199,900 Web#080
Fully Furnished Unit with Great Amenities 1/1 750SF $69,900 Web#081
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Michael Tyler Fails, a 2009
Niceville High School graduate,
graduated from Great Lakes
Naval Training Center July 1.
He was a member of the 933
Division, which included a drill
team, chorus and band. As a

Tyler Fails

member of
the drill
team, he per-
formed dur-
ing the grad-
uation cere-
He will
spend the
next six
months at

Institute West Coast, Monterey,
Calif., after which he will be sta-
tioned at Lackland Air Force
Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Fails is the son of Belinda
and Bill McMillan of DeFuniak
Springs and John Fails of Fort
Walton Beach.
Steven W. Roberts, son of
William and Gail Roberts of
Niceville, enlisted in the Marine
Corps Dec. 1 and completed


basic train-
ing at Corps
Island, S.C.,
Feb. 26.
then com-
pleted a
month of

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Training (MCT)
at Camp Geiger,
N.C., on April 6,
with a follow-on
for his Military
Specialty (MOS) training at the
Marine/Navy Intelligence
School at Dam Neck, Va., grad-
uating July 8. He now is
assigned to the 3rd Force Recon,
4th Marine Division in Mobile,

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Bay is looking for artists and
craftsmen interested in selling
their work. The festival, spon-
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Club, will be held Friday, Sept.
24, from 5 to 10 p.m. and
Saturday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m.
to 10 p.m. Cost for the two-day
event is $75.
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