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Title: The Bay beacon
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Title: The Bay beacon
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Place of Publication: Niceville Fla
Niceville, Fla
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without any neighbors close
enough to be bothered by their
presence, "but still close enough
so our children can visit them."
On Aug. 2, the Niceville
Planning Commission denied
Hinze's request to allow as many
as six egg-laying hens at homes
within city limits, after the city
council had heard from Hinze at
two previous council meetings.
The city council had referred
Hinze to the planning commis-
sion as a first step before formal-
ly bringing her request before the
city council.
At the Aug. 10 city council
meeting, Hinze and some of her
supporters spoke in favor of
Please see CHICKENS, page A-5

By Thomas Monigan
Beacon Staff Writer
Tuesday looms as the day of
decision for a proposed 10-year
sales-tax increase to help fund
Okaloosa County public schools.
In addition to choosing among
numerous primary-election candi-
dates, county voters Aug. 24 will
decide the fate of a proposal to
boost sales taxes by an estimated
$131 million over the next 10

O NFinancial
~ ni ersity," a
13-week pro-
gram designed to helP
families change their finan-
cial f uture, will be taught
at First Baptist Church,
622 Bayshore Drive,
NicevilIle. The cost for a
me bers k is $9, p us
Wednesday, II a.m.-noon
Hospice will offer
a six-week grief
support group in
NicevilIle at the
Frst united Metho ist

Drive. To register, call Chris
2K es at 729-1800 ext.

Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lou Holt will teach stu-
dents to make a traditional
Ilbo basket at thowe
Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida. The
cost is $35 or $30 for
members and includes all
materials. Space is limited
Re ister by calling 678- '
2615 or visit the Heritage
Museum, 115 Westview
Ave., Valparaiso.
Monday, 6 pam.

BTVae he aso
will meet at Niceville City
Hall Guests are Mike
Lawson, a candidate for
circuit judge, and Mike
McCalister, who is running
f If 2or governor. :no 2-
2874 or visit emerald coast-

Calendar, B-6.

years to increase schools funding.
"I'm tom, and I think a lot of
people are tom," said Kelly
Murphy-Redd of Ruckel
Properties in Niceville.
The Okaloosa County School
Board voted 4-1 in April for a
referendum Aug. 24 under a plan
proposed by Superintendent of
Schools Alexis Tibbetts.
If voters approve, the measure
would add a 0.5 percent local-

option sales tax to the existing 6 revenue during its lifetime,
percent state sales tax. It would according to the school district.
boost the local sales-tax burden For an Okaloosa County typical
by 8.3 percent family of four,
between the the added cost
date it would PAC backs measure, A-7. would be an
take effect, What schools would get,A-8. estimated $212
Jan. 1, and the a year, or about
date it would expire a decade $2,120 over 10 years, using 2009
later, as a base year. The cost would be
The levy would generate an higher if the state extends the
estimated $131 million in added sales tax to more services, as has

been proposed.
Okaloosa schools officials say
district funding has decreased $31
million in the past three and a
half years because of shrinking
enrollment, state-mandated rev-
enue reductions, and declining
property-tax rolls.
Tibbetts said the added money
is needed to improve and main-
tain the district's aging buildings.
Thirty of Okaloosa's 41 public

schools are at least 40 years old.
"What's happened in
Okaloosa County is we've been
putting Band-Aids on things for
years," Tibbetts said. "At the
point we are now, these Band-
Aids aren't working, and then
imagine 10 years from now."
School board member Howard
Hill, Niceville, cast the lone "no"

Please see SALES TAX page A-7

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Property owners throughout
Okaloosa County will begin
receiving their annual Truth in
Millage (TRIM) notices from the
Okaloosa County Property
Appraiser later this week.
It's not a bill, but an estimate
of how much you may have to
pay in property taxes to various
taxing authorities during the fis-
cal year that will begin Oct. 1.
Tax bills will go out Nov. 1 after
final tax rates are set next month.

Two taxing districts affecting
the Twin Cities have proposed
higher millage rates: the city of
Niceville and the North Bay Fire
District. In both cases the pro-
posed millage rate also exceeded
the "rollback rate," the millage
rate that would generate the same
revenue as the preceding year.
The Okaloosa County School
District and the city of Valparaiso
proposed lowering the proposed
millage rate by a fraction of a
mill. cThe school board cut its pro-
Please see TRIMI, page A-6

By Thomas Monigan
Beacon Staff Writer
At the Sept. 14 meeting of the
North Bay Fire District, thee pub-
lic will get to meet new commis-
sioner Steven Strait, as well as
make comments on the district's
proposed budget and a proposed
27-percent millage increase for
the upcoming fiscal year.
Strait was appointed last week
to succeed Barry Reed, who
recently resigned his seat on the
five-member board of commis-
sioners. Strait had originally filed

to run against incumbent Karen
Benegas in the November elec-
tion, but since his appointment he
has withdrawn from that race.
That means Benegas and
incumbent Janet B. Santer will
both return to the board, since
neither is opposed on the
November ballot.
Strait could not be reached for
North Bay's proposed budget
for 2010-11 is $2,138,634, up 8

Please see MIILLAGE, page A-5

Beacon photo by Del Lessard
Eglin archeologists last week completed excavation of a century-old turpentine plant on the
Eglin reservation north of Niceville. The 157-acre site was explored because it is in the path of
a highway planned by the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority. Pictured: Donny Bourgeois examines a
brick walkway that led a shanty where turpentine workers once lived.

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Okaloosa County Supervisor
of Elections Paul Lux believes
Tuesday's primary election will
attract as few as one-third of all
registered voters. "l hope they
prove me terribly wrong," Lux
Polling places across
Okaloosa County will open for
12 hours at 7 a.m. on Tuesday,

Aug. 24, primary election day.
Lux said a referendum on a
proposed sales tax for schools,
and the wide-open Republican
race in the Okaloosa County
Sheriff's contest are the two
biggest draws on primary day.
All of Okaloosa's 127,720
registered voters--73,524
Republicans, 29,847 Democrats
and 24,349 others--have reason
to cast ballots.

Through Monday, nearly
7,000 had already have partici-
pated in early voting that began
Aug. 9, or by absentee ballot.
All registered voters will have
the opportunity to say yes or no
to a 10-year, sales-tax surcharge
of 0.5 percent proposed by the
Okaloosa County School Board
to raise a projected $131 million
to renovate and improve schools.
Every registered voter may

also cast ballots to fill three non-
partisan jobs--the district 3 and
5 seats on the school board and a
new circuit judgeship in
Okaloosa County for the 1st
Judicial Circuit.
In the District 3 school board
race, incumbent Rodney Walker
faces challenger Paul Wendell
Brock for a four-year term. Both
men live in Fort Walton Beach.
In the District 5 school board

contest, incumbent Howard Hill
faces challenger Melissa M.
Thrush. Both live in Niceville.
Six candidates are running to
fill the new, 1st Circuit Group 3
circuit judgeship: Kenneth L.
Brooks Jr., Clint Davis, Michael
A. Flowers, Mike Lawson,
Alishia W. McDonald, Robert E.
McGill III.

Please see PRIMIARY, page A-4

Anne Hinze and daughter
Madeleine with their backyard
chickens in June.

Beacon photo by Mike Griffith

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspond'ent
Some Niceville chickens have
hit the road after the Niceville
City Council voted 4-1 to uphold
a long-time city law against keep-
ing farm animals in residential
The council Aug. 10 rejected a
request from Anne Hinze to
change the city ordinance and
permitsmallnumbers of hens in
backyard chicken coops.
Fortunately for Hinze's chick-
ens, their eviction from the city
did not mean a trip to the nearest
KFC. "We moved the chickens
Friday evening," she told the
Beacon Monday. "They are now
at the home of some friends, just
outside the city limits of Niceville

and east of Rocky Bayou."
"I had at least five offers from
people who live outside the city
and were willing to provide a
home for my chickens," said
Hinze. The offers, she said, came
from people as close as the own-
ers of a horse stable in Seminole,
and as far away as a family in
Laurel Hill, but neither of those
locations is the chicken's new
Hinze said she prefers not to
disclose the exact address or the
names of the people now provid-
ing a home for her chickens,
because she doesn't want any
more trouble. She did say, how-
ever, that the chickens are now in
a more rural environment than
within the Niceville city limits,

Voters eye $131 million sales tax plan

TRI2M notices

Digging Niceville's past

NOrth Bay seeks

27% millage hike

A lontg ballot for primary day

Niceville is no place

for chickens, city says

Page A-2

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Is PIre Department Fldportss
I .
-- Niceville
Th vleFire Degrien responded to the following calls from August 9
th gh gust15.
0 Stuc 1 Emergency ia al
0 Ve~ils~Peil Crash
9 lehga Buen 1 Other Emrency Chall
O False Alarms 0 Hazardous Conditionj

soat on B l d .................. ............... 10 ..........
N. Paain Drive...............................Medical.........................8/09/10 ..................23:34
Grand Oak Drive ...........................Alarm Activation ...........8/10/10 ..................10:29

W. John Sims Pkwy. .....................Medical .........................8/10/10 ..................22:37
W. John Sims Pkwy. .....................Medical .........................8/10/10 ..................22:52
Reeedesn Seetd Dri ......................dca...... ial................... O:3
N. Partin Drive........... Medical .8/12/10 20:42i
N. Partin Drive...............................Medicl............81/0........092
Reeves Street ...............................Vehicle Crash...............8/14/10 ..................02:33
Partin & John Sims .......................Vehicle Crash...............8/14/10 ..................09:37
Madison Street..............................Medical............81/0.........83
W. John Sims Pkwy. .....................Medical .........................8/15/10 ..................07:16
Weekly Safety Tip: Football season will be beginning soon...There will be large
crowds in and around the stadium and a lot of traffic after the game. Be sure to
use the pedestrian crosswalks to cross. The Niceville Fire Department is there for
your safety and protection.
Web Page: htp://www.cityofn iceville.org/fire .html.
North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls August 9 through
August 15.
Location Situation Date Time
Sne eacho Cicleo..........EM excldn vhice.....//0...1 2:138
Bluewater Boulevard... ...........EMS, excluding vehicle.........8/9/1 0.........13:39
Range Road & Highway 20...........Dispatched canceled.............8/9/1 0.........16:27

North White Point Road.................EMS excluding vehicle..........8/11/10 .......09:49
Merchants Way...............................Medical assist EMS...............8/12/10.......08:30
Range Road ...................................Medica assist EMS...............8/12/10.......1 0:05
North White Point Road.................EMS excluding vehicle..........8/12/10.......1 0:48
West Choctawhatchee...................EMS excluding vehicle..........8/12/10.......13:13
North White Point Road.................EMS excluding vehicle..........8/13/10.......01 :24
North White Point Road.................EMS excluding vehicle..........8/13/10.......04:09
Troon Drive West ...........................Medical assist EMS...............8/13/10.......08:13
East Highway 20 & Range Road..Motor vehicle accident ..........8/15/10.......1 9:58
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equipment, then exiting the Sears
store, 300 Mary Esther Blvd.,
without paying for the items.
lan Spellman, 19, of 5 North
St., Mary Esther was arrested by
sheriff's deputies, subsequent to
a traffic stop at Highway 20 and
Magnolia Plantation, Niceville,
July 21, on misdemeanor charges
of possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
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Daniel Ryan Bumns, a store
stocker, 19, of 74 Gum St.,
Choctaw Beach, and a 17-year-
old Destin boy, were arrested by
sheriff's deputies Aug. 4, each
charged with four counts of car
burglary, four counts of posses-
sion of burglary tools and four
counts of petit theft.
Bumns and the 17-year-old
allegedly burglarized unlocked
vehicles in the Crystal Beach
area of Destin, stealing: a $265
GPS unit and cord from one
vehicle; a bottle of aspirin, a $40
Leatherman tool, a $5 flashlight
and a $60 digital camera stick
recorder from a second vehicle; a
$150 radar detector and a $30
cell phone charger from a third
vehicle; and, a $150 GPS unit
and a $30 pressure gauge from a
fourth vehicle
DUI arrests
Charles Robert Oshields, 35,
of 202 Orders St., Greenville'
S.C., was arrested by Niceville
police for DUI at 101 N.
Highway 85, Aug. 6 at 3:05 a.m.
A Valparaiso resident from
the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue

reported that unknown persons)
stole a $300 GPS unit from her
vehicle sometime Aug. 2-3.
A Valparaiso resident from
the 100 block of Arrow Point
Cover reported that unknown
persons) stole a $250 GPS and a
$50 set of headphones from her
unlocked vehicle sometime Aug.
* *
A resident from the 200 block
of Glenview Avenue reported
that sometime Aug. 5-6 unknown
persons) entered two unlocked
vehicles parked in the driveway
and stole several items, including
a $250 iPod, a backpack contain-
ing a knife and rain gear as well
as a wallet containing credit
cards, a checkbook, driver'S
license and military ID.
* *
A Valparaiso resident from
the 200 block Glenview Avenue
reported that unknown persons)
stole a $900 laptop computer in a
black case and a $150 digital
camera from his unlocked vehi-
cle sometime Aug. 5-6.
Sometime Aug. 7-9 unknown
persons) burglarized a
Valparaiso restaurant, 481 S.
John Sims Parkway, and stole a
$700 DVR camera system, a
$1,ooo computer that had $3,000
worth of "point of sale" software
installed and a cash register
drawer containing about $300
cash. Fresh pry marks were
located on a door and door

A Santa Rosa Beach resident
reported that unknown persons)

Max Carlton Bookout Jr.,
47, of 200 Spencer Place,
Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police July 28 on
charges of possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana
and aggravated assault on a
law enforcement officer that
allegedly occurred July 16.

A 16-year-old Niceville boy
Aas arrested by shrff d pt es '

ofNicole SuzW teeShoeopdpard, 9, '
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
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of grand theft Sheppard was
alleged observed concealing
$540 worth of video games and

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block of West John Sims
Parkway, Niceville, sometime
Aug. 4.
A Niceville resident from
the 300 block of Madison
Street reported that someone
stole his wedding ring and rum-
maged through personal effects
sometime Aug. 3-4. The victim
stated he had removed his ring
while cleaning and painting the
apartment before moving out
Aug. 3 and found the ring miss-
ing when he returned the next
A Niceville resident from

the 4200 block of Lost Horse
Circle reported that sometime
Aug. 10-11 unknown persons)
burglarized his vehicle and
stole a $100 pair of sunglasses,
a $150 speaker, a $300 amplifi-
er and a $350 radar detector.

A Niceville business, 4576
E. Highway 20 reported that
someone stole a $540 cell
phone Aug. 4.

A Freeport man reported that
someone stole a $700
audio/video player from his
vehicle while the vehicle was
located in the 4200 block of
Calinda Lane, Niceville,
Aug. 2.

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The Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso donated their time, talent, and hard work July 31 to make
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Children attending Bible
school classes at the Niceville
Church of Christ (801 John Sims
Parkway, across from Niceville
High School) had some "Good
News" this summer. Their entire
Sunday school experience has
been transformed.
Instead of traditional "sit-in-
your-seat" classes, children, ages
4 through the sixth grade, learn
about the Bible on "Sonshine
Sonshine Parkway provides
children exciting experiences in
five themed rooms designed to
involve the children in high inter-
est, hands-on activities. These
rooms give children the opportu-
nity to learn through different
styles and utilize all their senses to
better understand the Bible.
The themed rooms, through
which the children rotate over a
five-week period, provide an
opportunity for children to learn
about the Bible from different
The "Museum of Biblical
History" emphasizes the archeo-
logical and historical background
of the lesson and provides chil-
dren an opportunity to develop an

"Paradise Games," modeled
after popular TV game shows,
provides an active method for
children to review the Biblical
facts of each lesson,
This project has been
designed, implemented, and fund-
ed by members of the Niceville
Church of Christ congregation. It
has been very rewarding to see the
excitement and increased atten-
dance and involvement of the
children due to this innovative
For more information, call the
Niceville Church of Christ at 678-

understanding of Biblical culture
and map reading.
The "Faith in Action Theater"
is a theater setting where children
watch lesson-related movies,
munch on popcorn, and "chill
out" with their friends.
The "Bread of Life Caf6" is
hands-on learning through cook-
ing and involvement in service
projects for the community,
church, family and friends.
"Creation Station" emphasizes
the creative arts and crafts
through children's involvement in
making their own art project relat-
ed to the Biblical lesson.

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Sunday of the
Niceville Church of
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Where to vote Aug. 24

Precinct Pli place
14, West Niceville .............St. Jude's Episcopal Church, 200 N. Partin Dr., Niceville
15, Valparaiso....................Mich~ell Center, 459 Valparaiso Pkwy., Valp.
23, Eglin.............................West Gate Chapel, Eglin Blvd., Bldg. 2574, Eglin AFB
25, N. Cntrl Niceville .........Rosemont Baptist Church, 1601 27th St., Niceville
26, Seminole .....................North Bay Baptist Church, 4681 Hwy.20 E., Niceville
33, Rocky Bayou...............First Presbyterian, 1800 John Sims Pkwvy., Niceville
36, South Niceville ............Hol Name of Jesus Church, 1200 Valp. Blvd., Niceville
40, South Bluewater .........Christ Our Redeemer, 1028 White Point Rd., Niceville
43, S. Central NV..............First Baptist Church Niceville, 622 Bayshore Dr., Niceville
46, North Bluewater..........Bluewater Baptist Church, 4580 Range Rd., Niceville
Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
In addition, earl voting will be conducted from 7a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, through Saturday, Aug 21, in Fort
Walton Beach at the University of Florida Research and Engineering Education Facility
(REEF), in Crestview at the Robert L.F Sikes Public Library, and in Crestview at the
Supervisor of Elections office on Wilson Street.

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From page A-1

in the";dedth rse w iitn is psil
that no one will achieve the
required majority to win out-
right, requiring a Nov. 2 runoff
between the two top vote-get-

tesor registered Republicans
Democrats, the Aug. 24 primary
ballot provides the opportunity
to pick their party s nominee to
a number of national, state and
county races. In each of those
partisan races the winner of the
primary will appear on the Nov.
2 general election ballot.
Republicans will cast ballots
to choose their party's nominee
-U.S. Senate. William
Escoffery III, William Billy
Kogut and Marco Rubio.
-Governor: Mike
McCallister, Bill McCollum and
Rick Scott.
--Florida Attomney General:
Holly Benson, Pam Bondi and
Jeff Kottkamp.
--kaloosa County Sheriff:
Larry Ashley, Rick Hord, Ron

Asa resident of Okaloosa County for nearly 40 years, I have been a
public servant for 23 years and am proud to be a military veteran. I
am a husband, father, and local businessman. I am also a commu-
nity supporter by contributing time and money to charities including
Children In Crisis, Horizons, and other United Way Agencies.
I believe in. comamitmaents and will continue may promise to be
available to serve you. My personal cell phone number is 259-9083.
iE-R UrdThank You!

Don A~munds, Candidate,
Okaloosa County Commission District 4

REPilll~I ll TERS OF OKAU10051COillY:

Don't be misled by the 'elaine' signs you see
around the county. This is the same Elaine Tucker:
* Who was a county commissioner from 2002-2006 and
VOTED FOR property tax INCREASES in 2003, 2004, and
2005 (Any millage above the rollback rate is a tax increase).
* Who in 2006 was the ONLY Commissioner who VOTED
AGAINST a property tax millage DECREASE.
* Whose votes on county budgets added 130 personnel
positions and 70 additional vehicle authorizations.
* Who 3 times failed to qualify for the ballot by Candidate
Petitions (2002, 2006 and 2010) and was defeated for
re-election in 2006 by a 2-to-1 margin.

VOTE FOR a true conservative, DAVE PARISOT,
in the August 24 Primary Election.
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U.S. Congress, District 2, and
for State Senate District 2 and
State District 1.
-U.S. Representative in
Congress, District 2: Eddie
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Olschner, David Scholl, and
Steve Southerland.
-State Senate District 2:
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North Bay seeks millage boost
Properl~ ax rate poer$1, 000 taxale va/u/9

From page A-1
percent from this year's
Meanwhile, the proposed
millage rate is 2.60, which
would be an increase of 27 per-
cent from the current rate of
A mill is a tax of $1 for
CVery $1,000 of taxable proper-
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 would pay $390, or about
$83 more than last year assum-
ing the same taxable value.
But North Bay Chief Joe
Miller said he expects the final
millage rate won t be as high as
that currently proposed.
"We always go a little bit

reservation between Niceville and
He said military units at Eglin
have an important relationship
with nearby civilian communities
like Niceville, because only a
minority of military personnel
and families now live in base
housing, while most live in near-
by civilian communities, where
they also shop, attend school, and
contribute culturally and eco-
nomically to the places where
they are stationed.
Nodjomian said Eglin and the
military units it supports provide
employment for about 15,000
people, and that is expected to
increase as the new units arrive
and begin operating. Today's air-
men, he added, need support
from their civilian neighbors
more than ever, as most have
served in wartime from the
beginning of their careers, with
frequent deployments to combat
zones having been a fact of mili-
tary life ever since Operation
Desert Shield in 1990, followed
by nearly constant deployments
ever since.
The family separations and


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higher (with the proposed rate)
knowing it's going to be lower
than that," Miller said.
Miller said last week that the
big proposed budget increase is
caused by a C~;C
the need for
repairs in .,
the 25-year-
old fire sta-
tion plus
building .

reserves for -
future proj-
ects. Steven Strait
Miller will know more about
the projected cost when con-
tractors send in their proposals.
Those will be revealed at the
October district meeting, he
said, and then commissioners
will have to decide what action
to take.
On the issue of the millage

frequent danger faced by military
personnel have put considerable
strain on military families, who
need to be able to rely on the sup-
port of their neighbors and com-

rate, Miller pointed to recent
statistics that indicate that tax
rolls in the North Bay Fire
District, which includes
Bluewater Bay, Seminole, and
nearby communities, declined
$43 million, or 4.7 percent, this
The "rollback rate" has been
calculated at 2.1599 mills, and
that would be the rate the dis-
trict would need to bring in at
least as much money as it did
by this means last year.
Sept. 14's meeting starts at 7
p.m. at the fire station on White
Point Road. The vote on the
final budget is scheduled for
Sept. 22.
"I don't know what to
expect (from public com-
ment)," Miller said. "We'll
explain everything and the
main reason is the amount of
money we have to put into the

munities, the colonel said. The
Niceville area, he said, is a very
receptive community for military
families, and an ideal location for
the new units.




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0 002 2001

2 002 2003 2004 200 0

Source: Oka. Co. Prop. Appraiser
S2010 figure is proposed

Fiscal year starting Oct. 1

Community Affairs (DCA), simi-
lar to a grant received last year.
The city hopes to get about
$700,000 to replace or rehabilitate
10 or more homes within
Niceville. The city rehabilitated
about 11 such homes during 2009
and 2010.
The CDBG program is intend-
ed to benefit low- and moderate-
income people and prevent or
eliminate "slum" or "blight" con-
ditions within the city, said Dennis
Dingman, who administers the
program for the city.
"I feel really comfortable about
the city's chances of receiving a
grant in the coming year,"
Dingman told the city council, as
the city has a favorable score on
the criteria used by the DCA to
select recipients of the grants, and
the DCA's program is well-funded
for the coming year.
The city council also gave pre-
liminary approval to a proposal
from Valparaiso Realty to build a
new, 37-lot housing subdivision
adjacent to Palme Boulevard
South. Several neighbors of the
proposed project spoke to the
council during the meeting,
expressing concern about how the
project might affect storm-water
runoff in thee surrounding area.
Valparaiso Realty representa-
tive Allen Tucker provided maps
of the proposed development, and
assured the city council and the
neighbors that the project plans
include storm-water control meas-
The council also heard a pres-
entation from Crestview resident
Jim Mills, who discussed

Crestview's "sister city" arrange-
ment with the city of Isle de
Noirmoutiere, France. Mills said
the arrangement has facilitated
student exchanges between the
two cities, as well as cultural visits
by leading residents of each city to
the other, and is a good way to
strengthen international under-
standing. Mills asked the Niceville
council to consider teaming up
with Crestview to expand the pro-
gram with Noirmoutiere, thus
allowing more people to take part.
The Niceville council tabled the
matter indefinitely, to allow more
time for individual council mem-
bers to study the sister city pro-
gram before making any deci-
Col. Sal Nodjomian, the new
commander of the 96th Air Base
Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, also
spoke briefly to the Niceville City
Council. As Eglin's base com-
mander, Nodjomian is in charge of
the installation's infrastructure, to
include such functions as civil
engineering, facility maintenance,
police and fire protection, and
other services that closely parallel
the functions of a civilian city gov-
Nodjomian's new assignment,
he said, "is the one I've been wait-
ing for" throughout his military
career, and he feels "boundless
enthusiasm" for his new job. He
said the major challenges facing
him and his wing include prepar-
ing for the arrival of a new F-35
Joint Strike Fi hter wing at Eglin,
and to supor the arrival of the
Army's 7th Special Forces Group,
to be located on the Eglin milita

From page A-1
allowing the chickens, saying that
small numbers of hens do not cre-
ate noise, odor, or sanitation prob-
lems, are less of a nuisance than
other pets such as dogs and cats,
and are an ecologically-friendly
way of providing low-cost fresh
eggs for Niceville residents while
helping to control insects and
weeds. Hinze also said her chick-
ens are regarded as pets by her two
small children.
Other residents, however,
spoke out against the chickens at
the council meeting. Foremost
among these was Vickie Ritchson,
105 Lincolnshire Dr., who had
collected 41 signatures on a peti-
tion opposing the proposed ordi-
nance change. Some expressed
concern that if the law against
farm animals is changed for
Hinze, it will open the door to sim-
ilar requests from people wanting
to keep such other farm animals as
geese, goats or pigs.
In other business during its
meeting Aug. 10, the city council
decided to renew its application
for Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) money to
rehabilitate substandard housing,
gave preliminary approval to a
new housing development near
Palm Boulevard, heard a presenta-
tion about a sister city program
with a town in France, and heard a
briefing from the new commander
of Eglin Air Force Base.
The city council approved a
plan to re-apply for a CDBG grant
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approval for a 10-year county-
wide sales tax of 0.5 percent.
Valparaiso has proposed drop-
ping its millage rate from the
current 4.1591 to 3.933 mills, a
decline of .2261 mills.

The proposed rates for all
Other levels of government levy-
ing property taxes in the
Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater
Bay area are unchanged.
Of the 19 ad valorem taxing
authorities in Okaloosa County,
eight are proposing to raise mill-
age rates, two would lower
them, and nine plan no change.
The TRIM notice gives at
least three important pieces of
information for property owners:
-Proposed taxes to be levied
on your property by various tax-
ing authorities. The ad valorem
property tax rate is stated in
mills. For each 1 mill of the ad
valorem tax rate, property own-
ers must pay $1 on each $1,000
of taxable value.
-Date, time and place of
each taxing authority's budget

hearing at which the final mill-
age rate will be set.
-Assessed value the
Property Appraiser has assigned
to your property for taxation pur-
poses, any exemptions granted,
and the final taxable value.
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able properties are subject to
levies by the Okaloosa County
Board of County
Commissioners, the Okaloosa
School Board, and the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District.
In the Twin Cities area, prop-
erties inside the cities of
Niceville and Valparaiso are
taxed. In the nearby unincorpo-
rated areas outside these cities,
properties in the North Bay Fire
District or the East Niceville Fire
District are taxed. Properties in

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tax to a county municipal servic-
es taxing unit for county parks.
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services benefits unit, but this is
not listed in the TRIM notice.
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Smith said property values
countywide in Okaloosa
County declined, on average,
about 10 percent from last year.
Taxing authorities that lost tax-
able property value from the
current year include:
--Okaloosa County lost
$1.65 billion in taxable value, a
10.2 percent decline from the
current fiscal year.
--Okaloosa County School
District lost $1.63 billion in tax-
able value, or 9.5 percent.
-North Bay Fire District
dropped $43.5 million in tax-
able value, or 4.7 percent.
--City of Niceville dropped
$31.9 million in taxable value,
or 4.1 percent.
--City of Valparaiso lost
$13.6 million in taxable value,
or 6.8 percent.
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taxable value, or 2.6 percent.
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are facing reduced revenues
from property taxes--unless
they increase the millage rate.
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property values dropped less
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vote when the board voted in April
to put the issue on the ballot. He
hasn't changed his mind since.
"My first argument is that it's
the wrong time," Hill said last
week. "There's economic uncer-
tainty, with a lot of people out of
work or living on reduced or fixed
income with cost of living going
"The second thing is duration,"
he added. "I wanted it limited to
five years. Ten years is too long to
ask the taxpayers to go along with
"Third, some of the items on
the project list seem vague to me,"
Hill said. "There are some generic
tenns like 'paving.' If they need it
for critical items, that's one thing,
but let's be specific."
So what about election day?
"I just recommend voters look
at the issue, examine the project
list and make their own judg-
ment," Hill said.
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When Okaloosa County voters
go to the polls Tuesday they'll
weigh in on whether to approve a
10-year sales-tax increase to pay
for school district capital improve-
ments and debt.
The ballot question reads:
"Shall the half-cent sales surtax
be levied in Okaloosa County for
ten (10) years to provide for the
acquisition of equipment and tech-
nology creating a 21st Century
learning environment;
Renovation, Remodeling and
Improvement of aging schools
and District educational facilities;
and Retirement of related debt.
YES: For the 0.5 cent (1/2 %b)
sales tax
NO: Against the 0.5 cents (1/2
%) sales tax."
The school board April 26
voted 4-1 to put the question to
We All Value Education
(WAVE) is a political action com-
mittee (PAC) fonned to help con-
vince voters to approve the sur-

considered by Tibbetts and the
parent-educator group that
became WAVE. The only question
considered was whether to seek a
half-percent sales tax increase
over 10 years or a 1 percent sales
tax hike for five years, according
to Freeman.
WAVE filed paperwork March
12 to register as a political action
committee (PAC), according to
Pat Hollarn, WAVE's treasurer
and the county's fonner
Supervisor of Elections.
So far, WAVE has filed three
campaign finance reports covering
the period of Jan. 1 through July
30. It had raised $12,885 in cash,
and $70 in in-kind donations
through the seven months. The
only listed expenditures totaled
$2,157 for newspaper advertising.
The postcard mailing will be listed
in a subsequent report.
The sales tax would raise an
estimated $13.5 million a year and
cost the average citizen about $49
per year, according to the post-
The next financial report is due

Friday. Hollam said that as of
Monday, cumulative cash contri-
butions totaled just over $19,000
plus a yet-to-be-counted amount
of in-kind donations for creating
ads and setting up an online pres-
Through July 30, school dis-
trict personnel, school board
members and a union PAC rep-
resenting teachers and educa-
tional support workers constitute
about one-third of the 36 con-

Spending breakout, A-8.

tributors. Among them, Tibbetts
contributed the largest amount,
$1,000, while school board
members Cathy Thli-- pus and
Cindy Frakes, and a business
owned by the family of school
board member Chuck Kelley,
each contributed $350 on July
22. Okaloosa PAC, which lists
its address as 348 Valparaiso
Parkway, Valparaiso--the same

address of the union represent-
ing many of the school district's
employees-contributed $365
on July 30.
Other big contributors
include $2,500 from Reston,
Va.-based aerospace finn, L-3
Services Inc., (which owns
Crestview Aerospace in
Two architectural finns also
contributed: Heffemnan Holland
and Morgan, PA, of Pensacola,
which gave $2,000 July 16; and
DC Architects Inc. of Fort
Walton Beach, which gave
$1,500 June 4. On Monday
Jacobs Engineering donated
$2,500, according to Hollarn.
While the school district has
no direct contracts with either
architectural business, Heffernan
Holland and Morgan does some
school business through the dis-
trict's engineering management
finn, Jacobs/Titan, according to
the district's facilities manager.

A~~ Pro -tax
**,== postcards
were sent
to 20,000
house -
holds with
" ''''" '... '."'"""" """"i-1- children
earlier this

tax surcharge is needed to fund a
laundry list of capital projects at
most of the county's 37 public ele-
mentary, middle and high schools.
It would raise an estimated $131
million to fund such items as roof-
ing, paying, renovated bathrooms,
updated technology and student
Freeman, a Fort Walton Beach
parent with children in the school
system, said a group of parents
and educators held their first meet-
ing in February. From the begin-
ning, Freeman said, the sales tax
surcharge was the only alternative

charge, which the district esti-
mates would collect $131 million
from taxpayers over its 10-year
In addition to spending for
newspaper advertisements, a post-
card mass mailing was the only
other major expenditure by
WAVE, according to Yvonne
Freeman, the PAC's chairperson.
Pro-tax postcards were sent earlier
this month to 20,000 families with
school-age children, she said.
Earlier this year Okaloosa
County Schools Superintendent
Alexis Tibbetts said that the sales

Yvonne Freeman of Destin was
one of the organizers and is the
group's chairwoman. WAVE has
its own Facebook page.
"Most people would like to be
reassured all the monies would be
spent on technology and renova-
tion and there would be no ability
to shift that to operational issues,"
Freeman said. "And that is the
way it works.
"I certainly believe it has an
opportunity to pass,' she added,
"due to residents recognizing that
two-thirds of our schools are 40
years or older."
And if the measure fails?
"If it does not pass the school
board will have to look at millage
and I don't think any of us proper-
ty owners want to consider that,"
Freeman replied. "I think the resi-
dents of Okaloosa County would
want to share this opportunity with
visitors and tourists through a
sales tax."
WAVE estimates 40 percent of
what the sales tax generates would
come from tourists, based on
"studies by several accounting
finns," according to Freeman,
However, a University of West

Florida economist said about 27
percent of Okaloosa's taxable
sales, more or less, are attributable
to tourists and other visitors.
For someone like Murphy-
Redd of Ruckel Properties, the
proposed sales tax increase would
appear to be the lesser of two
evils. She said it would be better
than an increase in property taxes,
the chief local source of funding
for public schools.
"The real estate market has still
not recovered, and it's difficult for
people to get financing and
appraisals," Murphy-Redd said.
"Along with that, appraisals are
conservative, and a lot of times it
will come down to the appraisal
on whether the deal goes
"So there are plenty of issues
facing the real estate market with-
out adding another burden that's
specific to property owners," she

Would no tax be preferable?
"I don'tknow how the problem
is going to be solved (that way),"
she said.
At Laura's Pet and Horse
Supply in Niceville on a recent
afternoon, shopper Melanie Pelton
said that she supported the pro-
posed tax increase, even though
her children had grown up and no
longer attended school.
"It wouldn't bother me a bit,"
Pelton said. "It's better to be
proactive than reactive. And I real-
ly think it's for the benefit of the
Jen Crepault, the store manag-
er, was quick to mention that
many people have already been
made "cautious" by the economic
"It (the sales tax) won't make
people buy less," Crepault said,
"but it would make them more
thrifty. They'd be more likely to
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Following is what is Twin
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receive from a proposed $131
million, 10-year local-option
sales tax proposal on the Aug. 24
Okaloosa County ballot, accord-
ing to the school district.
The numbers are from a
$400,000, year-long study by
construction and engineering
firm Jacobs/Titan, which resulted

tal projects $4,075,000; total
--Ruckel Middle School:
tecindays.l~- $2,297,863; 3-to-1
computer ratio $795,322; heat-
ing/air conditioning $150,000;
capital projects $1,894,200; total
--Destin Middle School:
tcilan dsllg-. $1,270,138; 3-to-1
computer ratio $546,784; heating
and air conditioning $175,000;
capital projects $50,000. total

--Bluewater Elementary:
tcillinlls*,.-$77,407; capitalproj-
ects $2,025,000; total
-Edge Elementary: technol-
ogy $57,077; heating/air condi-
tioning $550,000; capital proj-
ects $1,447,200; total
--Eglin Elementary: technol-
ogy $43,938; total $43,938.
--Lewis School: technology

$52,953; 3-to-1 ratio $443,046;
heating/air conditioning
$400,000; capital projects
$1,900,000. total $2,795,999.
--Plew Elementary: technol-
ogy $68,327; heating/air condi-
tioning $2,650,000; capital proj-
ects $200,000; total $2,918,327.
--Valparaiso Elementary:
tc,lan ds11s- $44,844; capital proj-
ects $747,150; total $791,994.
Following are districtwide

in the district's 10-year Capital
Projects Plan and Estimated
The 3-to-1 ratios mentioned
below refer to the ratio of stu-
dents to in-school personal com-
puters. Currently the average
ratio is 5 students to 1 computer
at the secondary-school level,
according to the school district.
--Niceville High School:
tcillinllays, $217,525; 3-to-1
computer ratio $1,871,599; capi-

-Ten-year totals for the
school district: tcilll'land.?s
$20,249,996; 3-to-1 ratio
$12,861,886; heating/air condi-
tioning $28,900,000; capital
projects $69,675,025; total
Although the ballot measure
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Members of Edge Elementary School's Kiwanis K-Kids Club raised more than $1,500 toward the
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By Thomas Mlonigan
Beacon Staff Writer
The Kiwanis K-Kids Club
didn't waste any time getting
things done when it made its
debut a year ago at Edge
Elementary School.
K-Kids at Edge is made up of
25 to 30 students in the fourth
and fifth grades. It has been
selected as the winner of the
Florida Kiwanis District Single
Service Award for 2009-2010.
This involves the club's
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trenching shovel; 164 feet of
rope; repellent-treated mosquito
mIclille. 10 PVC ponchos; a tool
kit in a canvas bag; a multi-
fueled cook stove; eating uten-
sils and a children's activity kit.
"It was a very, very positive
experience that helped not only
the people who benefited from
it, but the kids here at school as
well," said Trey Buck, 10, who
was the elected the club's first
The goal was to raise $500,
said local Kiwanian Michael
Davis, the K-Kids program
chairman. The Kiwanis Key

Club at Niceville High School
had pledged $250 to the project,
and the adult Kiwanis Club was
providing a match of $500.
But the Edge K-Kids sur-
passed all expectations by com-
ing up with $775 for their part
of the fundraising.
"I figured we'd come out
maybe $50 short (of $500) or
$50 ahead," Buck said, "so yes,
it did surprise me.
After the first two weeks
$324 in nickels, dimes, and
quarters was collected, accord-
ing to Davis. So there was some
concern that the club would not
meet its goal.
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"Trey, Dillon Buckley (the
club secretary), and members
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To label 2010 as a "rebuild-
ing year" for Niceville High
School's football team would be
something of an understate-
"But our goals haven't
changed, really," said John
Hicks, entering his 10th season
as head coach. His record for
the first nine includes 80 victo-
ries and 25 defeats.
Hicks is a man of few words,
and it's quickly evident he's
more interested in results than
"We want to win the district,
we want to get into the playoffs
and we want to be playing our
best football at the end of the
year," he summarized.
This year, Niceville will
attempt that trifecta without
someone who accounted for
more than 2,000 yards of total
offense and scored 35 touch-
downs in 2009.
And, oh yes, 10 of the 11
starters on defense have gradu-
Last year, with compact
dynamo Roy Finch supplying
the offensive spark, the Eagles
won their first 14 games and
made it to the Class 4A state
championship game.
For he record, Dwyer High
School won that encounter in
the Citrus Bowl by a 42-14
score. And Finch went on to
accept a scholarship with the
University of Oklahoma, where
recent reports indicate he could
contribute as a freshman,
But looking at the 14-0 part
of 2009, there are some curious

was No. 1 on his list, he didn't
"Win," McDorman said.
On defense, a seven-man
front usually involves three
down linemen and four line-
Juniors Mark Williams and
Kevin Chasteen received men-
tion as promising contributors
in the secondary, along with
junior linebacker Sebastian
Senior Josh Gordon (6-foot-
3, 230 pounds) is a new face on
defense. Last year he played
guard on the offensive line.
This year he's trimmed down
about 15 pounds so he can play
at defensive end.
"Trying to get around people
instead of staying on them,"
will be Gordon's biggest adjust-
"I'll be trying to keep the
(other team's) offensive line-
men off our linebackers so they
can make tackles," he added.
Having Tallahassee Lincoln
visit Sept. 3 for a rare Thursday
night game could tell Hicks and
his staff quite a bit about where
they're headed in 2010.
Lincoln's Buck Allen caught
two TD passes in Niceville's
41-34 victory in Tallahassee
last year, but sustained a broken
leg on the second scoring catch
and wound up missing the rest
of the season.
Allen is back for his senior
season, and scouting reports
indicate he's going to play run-
ning back this time around.
"We know they're going to
be one of the top teams in this
area," Hicks said. "It's certainly
a test to see where you're at."

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--In six of the first seven
outings, the Eagles allowed at
least 20 points. Meanwhile,
they scored at least 41 five
--In four playoff games
prior to the state final, they
gave up an average of 23.75
points per outing. But their
scoring average in that same
span was 48.5 points.
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year," Hicks admitted recently,
but he had a qualifier ready.
"But part of that was
because we would score so
quickly, we would be right back
on defense," he added. "Our
kids didn't get a lot of time to
rest. "
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changes in what strategy
Niceville employs on either
side of the ball.
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back, while seniors Spencer
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have some starters back and
one is the quarterback, we
should be a little ahead there,"
Hicks offered.
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said he was encouraged by
"spreading it (the offense)
around" during the spring
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Trauma training slated
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and, of course, the book must be read before the meeting. Info: 729-4554.

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Ex-representative to speak
Former Congresswoman Pat
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2010 annual dinner honoring
women's suffinge, 6 p.m., Aug. 19,
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Murder mystery presented
A serial killer who seems to have
an o seion wth the name "Mary" i

women named Mary are staying. To
fmnd out what happens to the Marys-
go see the Stage Crafters' perform-
ance of '"Murder Can Be Habit-
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Evening performances begin at 7:30
and weekend matinees are 2 p.m.
Tickets ($15) go
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Destin: Connect With Flowers,
Shalimar: PS Gifts, Fort Walton
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counties. Performances are held at the
Municipal Auditorium, 106 Miracle
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Freedom Rally in August
A U.S. Constitution Freedom
Rally, featuring Fox News contributor
and Hannity guest Brigitte Gabriel, is
slated for 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21,
at the Emerald Coast Conference
Center, Okaloosa Island.

College in Niceville.
The Symphony Chorus, under the
direction of Lois Van Dam, performs
with the Northwest Florida
Symphony Orchestra, the region's
premiere professional orchestra. It
rehearses Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Info: vandaml@nwfsc.edu or at
(850) 729-6009.
Oktoberfest artist call
The 16th annual Oktoberfest and
Arts & Crafts Festival at Winn-Dixie
Plaza in Bluewater Bay is looking for
artists and crafts-
men interested in
selling their work.
The festival, spon-
sored by the Mid-
Ba Rotary Clubd

Friday, Sept. 24, 5-10 p.m., and
Saturday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost for the two-day event is $75.
Info: Bert, 897-3190.
AARP driver safety course
The Niceville Public Library will
hold an AARP Dniver Safety Course
Tuesday, Aug. 24, and Wednesday,
Aug. 25. The eight-hour, two-day
course will take place in the Niceville
Community Center at 204 N. Partin
Drive, next door to the library. The
cost is $12 per person for AARP
members or $14 for non-members.
Register at the Niceville Library
Reference Desk. Info: Lora,
Tea Party meetings
The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea
Party will meet at Niceville City Hall
Monday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. Guests are
Mike Lawson, a candidate for circuit
judge, and Mike McCalister, who is
running for governor.. Info: 729-2874
or visit emeraldcoastpatriots.org.

Ch Werbsdy Aug 25 5-8 p.m.,
Chick-Fil-A mn Destin will host the
Destin Middle School Cheerleaders
for a Spirit Night. They will donate 15
percent of their food sales to the DMS
Cheer team. Please come out to meet
the DMS Cheerleaders, Spin the
Wheel to win prizes and meet the
Chick-Fil-A mascot.


The rally, organized by the
Navarre Tea Party Patriots, is a
fundraiser for local fishermen, their
families and the Naval Special
Warfare Foundation, as well as an
educational forum to meet candidates
running for office and to call attention
to the U.S. Constitution and raise
awareness on Islamic terrorism.
Tickets are $20 per person. Checks
may be made out and mailed to: Geoff
Ross Freedom Account, 2827
Sherwood Drive, Navarre FL 32566.
Enclose a self-addressed-stamped
envelope. Info: 313-1893 or e-mail
seniorchief ross usn ret@hotmail.
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age-old tradition and create something
uniquely yours at the Heritage
Museum of Northwest Florida. Lou
Holt will teach students to make a tra-
ditional elbow basket on Saturday,
Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Traditionally,
this V-shaped basket also known as
the heart basket has been used to hold

decorative flowers or leaves and hung
on a door or wall. The cost is $35 or
$30 for members and includes all
materials. Space is limited. Register
by calling 678-2615 or visit the
Heritage Museum, 115 Westview
Ave., Valparaiso.
Host families sought
Rocky Bayou Christian School m
Niceville is looking for Christian fam-
11ies living in Okaloosa County to host
an international student. Students
male and female are coming from
Chmna, Germany, South Korea,
Tunisia and Austria. .
Students stay with their host fami-

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Cantorum auditions set
Auditions will be held Aug. 23 and
30, 6:30 p.m., for additional members
for Northwest Florida State College's
Schola Cantorum, translated school of
singing, in the music wing of the

Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing
Arts Center, building J, room 312 on
the NWFSC Niceville Campus. There
are limited number of openings in the
soprano, alto, tenor and bass sections
of the group. Auditions can be
arranged by calling the director, John
Leatherwood, at 830-2062.
Individuals should be able to read
Relay For Life meeting
An early bird Relay for Life meet-
ing will be held Aug.23, 6:-7 p.m., St.
Paul Lutheran Church.
Symphony chorus auditions
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Officers' spouses donate to wall
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& snow cones.
Accepting donations,
call 423-0099

Niceville, prefer
established person
rent station or work
commission, 830-4949
20-30 people WANTED
NOW! Various positions
available. Full time/
Perm work. No exp nec.
We Train! $1600/ mo.
Call today, start tomor-
rowu 8 5nO6-ingM~on9

Looking for a job?
Check the classified
ads every Wednesday.

Earn extra cash of $45
to $140 or more each
week in your spare
time! The Bay Beacon
in endeat c ntracbt
to insert, bag, and
deliver newspapers
Tuesday night. You
must be over 21 and

Sgod drvng receohd
Florida driver's license,
and proof of current
liability insurance. No
collecting duties.
Earnings vary
according to route and
work load. Stop by the
Bay Beacon for an
information sheet and
to fil ou~t an application.
John Sims Parkway,
Niceville 678-1080
(Parkway East
Shopping Center
across from PoFolks)

Townhouse, 3/2.5,
bonus room, all appli-
ances, no pets, $1,100/
month. 678-5433
Townhome, BWB, 2/2,
W8/D5/1n300n0 F8no5 pt ,

Coming Soon! This and
That Consignment/
Tito phoapeNic Ivill .
Dining table,4 chairs & 1
bench, $325, 376-4330
Travertine Rock 16x16,
$2 sqft. Paint Sprayer
440i Titan, $400. 12'-24'
Fiberglass extension
ladder, $150. Wet Saw
MK 101 1 1/2 horSe,
$400. 496-0700
Local business people
want to rent 1 room for
aftemoon rest in BWB
area, 850-376-0857

Dixie RV
FL Newest RV Dealer
*Store Hours*
Mo da- aurday
21 Acres/30 Brands
New and Used Units
6 Maneufac urers
Fle t ood
Forest River
Service Department
RV Collision Center

328 Green Dr.


'Golden Deeds' award
Col. (Ret.) Omar Wiseman, right, receives the 2010 "Book
of Golden Deeds" award from Niceville Exchange Club
president Rick Mliller in recognition of his untiring effort to
improve the lives of people in our community, especially
the children.



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Wednesday, August 18, 2010


/ grew up on the Gulf Coast. I know these waters. And I'm
doing everything / can to clean them up.
-Fred Lemond, BP Cleanup Operations

BP has taken full responsibility for the cleanup in the Gulf. And that includes keeping
you informed.

Searching For And Cleaning Up The Oil
You may have heard that oil is no longer flowing into the Gulf. But every morning our
spotter planes and helicopters continue to search for oil off the coast, heading to areas
previously mapped with satellite imagery and infrared photography. If oil is found, they
radio down to the ships and boats of all sizes that are supporting the cleanup effort
and working to collect the oil. These are local shrimping and fishing boats organized
into task forces and strike teams, plus specialized skimmers mobilized from around
the world.

We have recovered more than 35 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 millions of 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 $3.9 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 information visit: bp.com

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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