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Title: The Bay beacon
Alternate Title: Beacon
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Bayou Enterprises
Place of Publication: Niceville Fla
Niceville, Fla
Publication Date: August 25, 2010
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Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
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United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
Coordinates: 30.516111 x -86.471667 ( Place of Publication )
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z Military pay gains buoy incomes


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Big increases in armed
forces pay and benefits in the
past decade have helped make
U.S. military communities,
including Okaloosa County,
among the nation's fastest
growing in personal income.
Okaloosa County ranks
17th among U.S. metro areas
in per capital income growth
from 2000 to 2009, accord-


ing to a published report citing
U.S. Department of Commerce
figures. All but four of the top
18 fastest growing income areas
were associated with military
bases, according to the report
Aug. 17 in USA Today.
Per capital income in the past
10 years soared as much as 90
percent at Jacksonville, N.C.,
home of the Marine Corps'
Camp Lejeune.
The Crestview-Fort Walton


Beach-Destin metro area, which
covers all of Okaloosa County,
enjoyed a 51-percent increase in
per capital income, up from
$27,500 in 2000 to $41,624 in
2009. The Okaloosa increase
dwarfs that of the U.S. (29 per-
cent) and Florida (30 percent).
Indeed, Okaloosa County per
capital personal income grew 1.4
percent even in the recession
year of 2009, according to
Department of Commerce fig-


ures released earlier this month,
outpacing outright declines in the
state and nation. The Okaloosa
figure passed the U.S. level in
2003, and now exceeds it by 6.3
percent.
Driving such islands of
income growth are "pay and
benefits in the military (which)
have grown faster than those in
any other part of the economy,"
USA Today reported. The news-
paper cited figures from the U.S.


Bureau of Economic Analysis
that "after adjusting for inflation,
military compensation rose 84
percent from 2000 through 2009.
Compensation grew 37 percent
for federal civilian workers and 9
percent for private-sector
employees."
The average military member
in 2009 received $70,168 in pay
and $52,095 in benefits, inclu-
Please see PAY, page A-2


COMING
Wednesday. 5-8 p.m.
.E. Chick-Fil-A
in Destin will
host the
Destin Middle
School cheerlead-
ers for a Spirit Night. The
store will donate 15 per-
cent of its food sales to
the cheer team. Come
out to meet the DMS
Cheerleaders, spin the
wheel to win prizes and
meet the Chick-Fil-A
mascot.
Friday. 7:30 p.m.
The Mattie
Kelly Arts
Foundation will
present "The
Three
Sopranos," led by con-
ductor/composer David
Ott, accompanied by an
orchestra at the Mattie
Kelly Arts Center.
Tickets are $25 per
person through the Arts
Center Box Office, 729-
6000. Info: 650-2226.
Saturday. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
S The
Heritage
Museum
of
Northwest Florida plans
its annual yard sale with
the Niceville-Valparaiso
Kiwanis, at 11 5
Westview Ave., Old
Valparaiso.
Info: 678-2615.


Calendar, B-5.


Bridge traffic


seen rising


as spill ebbs


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
After setbacks blamed on pub-
licity concerning the Deepwater
Horizon oil spill, traffic counts on
the Mid-Bay Bridge have shown
signs of recovery. Officials are
preparing a claim against the
company deemed responsible for
the spill, little evidence of which
ever washed up on Okaloosa
County beaches.
A meeting Thursday of the
Mid-Bay Bridge Authority, which
governs the 3.5-mile toll span
between Niceville and Destin,
began at Destin City Hall with
briefings by Arthur Goldberg,
representing URS, a company


that provides traffic and revenue
consulting.
Goldberg told MBBA board
members that he considers the
effect of the Deepwater Horizon
oil spill on bridge traffic and rev-
enue to be a "short-term issue."
"We have monitored the
effects of the oil spill," Goldman
said. He said the spill was one of
two factors affecting bridge toll
revenue. The other was a 50-cent
toll hike that took effect in June.
Bridge traffic, which had
shown slight increases in March
and April, began to drop in May,
Goldman said, after the oil spill
Please see BRIDGE, page A-2


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
The Walton County Sheriff's
Office said Friday that it had
arrested four juveniles who
allegedly admitted they were
responsible for approximately
100 car burglaries over the past
three months.
The four suspects, two 15-
year-old girls and two 17-year-
old boys-all residents of Walton
County-were participating in
what was described as "car hop-
ping." They walked up to
parked cars in a neighborhood,
checked for unlocked doors, and
burglarized the ones they could
open.


Deputies said the approxi-
mately 100 burglaries occurred
over a three month period in the
Bluewater Bay, Choctaw Beach,
Indian Bay, Waterview Cove,
East Bay Loop, Lagrange Bayou,
Bay Grove Road and the Mack
Bayou areas.
Some of the items stolen in
the burglary were being used by
the suspects while other stolen
property was being stored. One
of the juveniles sold a stolen item
on the Craigslist online site,
according to deputies.
In addition to the auto burgla-
ries, one of the 17-year-old sus-

Please see NABBED, page A-5


'Boggy Boy' Wise still the heart of Niceville

Mayor since 1971,,

he turns 80 next week -


By Thomas Monigan
Beacon Staff Writer
Whenever Randall Wise
leaves his hometown to visit
someplace else, he collects a sou-
venir pin so he can come back
and attach it to a special T-shirt in
his office at Niceville City Hall.
That shirt is covered with
dozens of pins, and printed on its
front is simply, "1 h .--y Country."
Wise marks his 80th birthday
Aug. 31, and for very nearly half
of those four-score years, he has
been the mayor of Niceville.
"Well, I feel like I'm about
25," he said with a chuckle
recently when somebody men-
tioned the birthday.
"He's always acted that way,"
said daughter Jil Watson. "In my
mind he's not an 80-year-old."
Son Randy Wise, a builder,
calls his father "a true Boggy
Boy," and sure enough, the


mayor has "MR BOGGY"
imprinted on the vanity license
plate of his pickup truck.
Bom in Niceville in 1930,
Wise graduated from Niceville
High School in 1949. That loca-
tion has since become the site of
Edge Elementary School.
There was a slight challenge
involved in getting that diploma
put in his hand. Because he had
sustained a broken ankle sliding
into second base while playing
baseball, he had to attend he cere-
mony on crutches.
Wise was first appointed
mayor in 1971. In 1987, when
the mayoralty become an elective
post, he won without opposition.
He has been re-elected every four
years since then. His current
term in the unpaid job expires in
July 2011.
Please see WISE, page A-4


Niceville Mayor Randall Wise,
who will turn 80 Aug. 31, says
he feels like he's 'about 25'
years old, and that there's no
doubt he'll run again next year
for the mayoralty, a post he has
held since 1971.
Beacon photo
by Thomas Monigan


Never too young for fun


Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
Jazmyne Hill, 2, takes a turn on the slide at Lincoln Park, Valparaiso, as her mother, Stephanie,
looks on from above.


Four nabbed


after 100


car break-ins


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Page A-2


THE BAY BEACON


Wednesday, August 25, 2010


BRIDGE
From page A-1
occurred on April 20. Of a total
traffic drop of about 7.3 percent in
June and July of this year com-
pared with last year, Goldman
attributed about 3 percent to the
toll increase, which may have dis-
couraged some drivers from using
the bridge rather than longer but
less costly routes over or around
the bay.
The rest of the drop, he said, is
probably due to the oil spill, as
national news of the spill discour-
aged vacationers from coming to
Northwest Florida beaches,
despite the fact that very little oil
actually washed up on beaches in


Okaloosa County between the
April 20 spill and July 15, when
the leaking underwater oil well
off Louisiana was finally capped.
Since then, said Goldberg,
traffic has again begun to
increase, with traffic so far in
August about 6.5 percent above
last August, which was the worst
since 2003. He forecast an
increase of about 7 percent this
September, above the same month
last year, and he forecast about
$13.4 million in total toll revenue
for 2010, more than enough to
meet the MBBA's expenses and
debt payments.
Kevin Bowyer, of the local
accounting firm, O'Sullivan
Creel, said his firm is gathering


data to support the MBBA in fil-
ing a claim against British
Petroleum for lost revenue due to
the oil spill.
Meantime, Chris Elmore, a
financial consultant from
Goldman Sachs, said the bond
market for .lill.lliilll some of
the MBBAs bond debt is "sur-
prisingly good," despite the
national economic slowdown, and
said he will present a full plan for
replacing some old bonds with
new ones during the MBBA's
October meeting.
Trey Monroe, a financial con-
sultant from Merchant Capital,
said the MBBA's investments are
doing better than last year, and
predicted that the MBBA will be


able to pay off bonds issued in
1993 earlier then originally
expected.
Bob Kellner, a consultant from
HDR Engineering, the firm that is
managing the Mid-Bay Bridge
Connector construction project,
said the ongoing construction of
Phase I of the highway project,
from the north end of the bridge to
State Road 20 and from there to
Range Road, is slightly ahead of
schedule, with completion
expected by the end of March
2011.
Kellner said complete plans
for constructing Phases II and III
are available, and that bids from
contractors will be opened Oct.
14. All permits needed to build


Phases II and III are now in hand,
he said, and he expects numerous
bids, as the project is "the only
game in town" for road-building
companies in Northwest Florida
at the present time.
Widening of SR 20 between
White Point Road and the
Okaloosa/Walton county line is
expected to be finished by the end
of January, and an access street to
help Seminole residents have bet-
ter access to SR 20 after it is
widened from two to four lanes is
already complete. The street is
named "Marvis Way" in honor of
Marvis Adams, a Seminole resi-
dent who advised the MBBA on
the need for such an access street.
Following the meeting at


Destin City Hall, MBBA mem-
bers gathered again at the HDR
office on State Road 20 in
Seminole, where they joined local
civilian officials and senior offi-
cers from Eglin Air Force Base,
which has provided most of the
land on which the connector road
is being built. The group then
boarded three Okaloosa Transit
buses for a tour of the construc-
tion now underway.
The MBBA usually meets at 9
a.m. on the third Thursday of each
month, meeting at Destin City
Hall in each even-numbered
month, such as August, and at
Niceville City Hall in each odd-
numbered month, such as
September.


PAY
From page A-1
ding the value of housing, medical
care, pensions, hazardous-duty
incentives, enlistment bonuses
and combat pay in war zones,
according to the newspaper.
Pentagon spokeswoman


Eileen Lainez told
that Department of I
ures confirmed a big
military compensation
decade:
"From 2002-201
pay rose 42 perce
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increase in private-sector salaries," Lainez
n in the past stated. "Regular military compen-
sation includes basic pay, basic
0, military allowance for housing, basic
nt, housing allowance for subsistence, and the
en 83 per- federal tax advantage. If (count-
subsistence ing) the federally-paid retirement,
free health care and the significant
tax advantage (pay no state or
social security on BAH/BAS) that
lent compensation would be much
I higher," she said.
S' Such increases are well
deserved, local experts say.
"It's a strange time to be com-
paring" military and civilian pay
;er and benefits, said David Goetsch,
a Northwest Florida State College
ng vice president who has written
lr a and lectured extensively on busi-
ness topics. "We've been at war
continually" during the period,
said Goetsch, while the civilian
job market is at its "worst since
Sthe Great Depression."
With an all-volunteer force,

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the country gives incentive pay
and combat pay to military mem-
bers asked to fight two wars, said
Goetsch, a former Marine. If peo-
ple at individual military bases are
the type that go to war-such as
Marines serving at Camp
Lejeune-the local economy will
see income levels boosted by
those wartime incentives, he said.
"We have an acquisition and a
war-fighting force at our base,"
Goetsch said about Eglin.
Military personnel with special
operations backgrounds from
Hurlburt Field and Duke Field
have been heavily deployed since
2001, while on average 600 Eglin
personnel are deployed in support
roles at any given time.
The highly paid engineers and
technicians employed by defense
contractors attached to Eglin's
development and acquisition mis-
sions are another reason per capi-
ta income levels grew rapidly in
Okaloosa County over the past
decade, Goetsch said.


30.000


20,000


10.000


2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
source: B.ureau of Economic ...naly
U.S. Department of Commerce
Driven partly by big increases in military compensation, per-
capita personal income in Okaloosa County has risen every
year in the past 10, outpacing state and national averages.


Procurement, including the
pay of defense contractors, is the
biggest component of military
spending in Florida, said econo-
mist Rick Harper, University of
West Florida. Active-duty mili-
tary pay is ranked fourth largest
of the components of military
spending in the state, he said,
after disability payments to active
duty and retired military mem-
bers.
The steep rise in military pay
is the story of the all-volunteer
military force, Harper said, the
incentive needed to tempt people
from other career opportunities.


The effect of well-paid jobs asso-
ciated with the military has been
especially beneficial in nonurban
areas such as northwest Florida,
where nonmilitary pay levels are
relatively low, he said.
In any area near a military
base it's not hard to find people
who have paid the price of war,
whether it's severely wounded
GIs and their families, or surviv-
ing spouses and children of those
who made the ultimate sacrifice.
"Congratulations to the mili-
tary," Goetsch said, "for putting
your life on the line. You deserve
what you're getting."


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Arrests
Bryan James Perkins, a floor-
ing installer, 21, of 304 Reeves St.,
Lot F-l, Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Aug. 17 on the
charge of domestic violence bat-
tery.

Michelle Renee Hadden, a
cook, 35, of 304 Reeves St., Lot
C-22, Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Aug. 12 on a
charge of child abuse without
great harm.

Sean Tavis Cairns, a support
engineer, 33, of 2419 Duncan
Drive, Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Aug. 15 on a
charge of felony battery, domestic
violence by strangulation.

Scott Eason Bacheller, unem-
ployed, 53, with an at-large
address in Niceville, was arrested
by Niceville police Aug. 11 on a
charge of trespass after warning.
The offense allegedly occurred
July 18.

Beau Austin Elwin Butcher,
19, of 28 Garden Lane, #24,
Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Aug. 11 on a mis-
demeanor charge of affray for a
fight that took place April 4 at an
address in the 1000 block of
Darlington Oak Drive.

Allen Alfred James, 22, of 175
Nordberg Ave., Apt. B, Valparaiso,
and Shawn W. Long, 18, of 4
Coventry Court, Fort Walton
Beach, were arrested by
Valparaiso police Aug. 13 each
charged with four counts of bur-
glary to a conveyance.
During a search of James' resi-
dence, police recovered several
items stolen from vehicles in
Valparaiso. James allegedly told
police that he and Long had bur-
glarized about 15 vehicles in
Valparaiso during the previous
two weeks. James was also
charged with one count of fraudu-
lent use of a credit card stolen dur-
ing one of the vehicle burglaries
and used to buy a $16.61 meal at a
restaurant.

A 15-year-old Valparaiso boy, a
student, was arrested by
Valparaiso police, subsequent to a
traffic stop, Aug. 14, on the charge
of possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana.

Joseph Vincent Collins, 55, of
500 Kelly Mill Road, #176,
Valparaiso, was arrested in Levy
County, subsequent to a traffic
stop, Aug. 9, on an outstanding
Okaloosa County warrant on two
misdemeanor worthless check
charges related to bad checks for
$25 and $75.

Alexander Clayton Hines, 28,


of 119 2nd St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug.
9 for failure to appear on the orig-
inal felony charge of driving while
license suspended, habitual.

Stacey Lov Rightman, 34, of
86 Live Oak St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug.
11 on a probation violation charge
on the original charge of driving
while license suspended or
revoked, third conviction.

Christopher Lynn Dahn, a
cook, 43, of 304 Reeves St.,
Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's
deputies Aug. 6 on a probation
violation charge on original
charges of lewd and lascivious
battery and lewd and lascivious
molestation, victim between the
age of 12 and 15.

Derrick Dewayne Richardson,
28, of 1842 Shay Lin Court,
Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's
deputies Aug. 16 on a Walton
County warrant for failure to
appear on the original charge of
driving while license suspended or
revoked.

Christopher Allan Mayer, a
chef, 27, of 711 Cypress Drive,
Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's
deputies Aug. 17 on a charge of
failure to appear on the original
charge of no or improper vehicle
registration.

Timothy Michael Fielding Jr.,
32, of 104 Westlake Court,
Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's
deputies Aug. 12 on a charge of
domestic violence battery, which
allegedly occurred Aug. 6.

Robert Bruce Brownlee,
unemployed, 44, of 312 Lincoln
Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies Aug. 16 on a
violation of probation charge on
the original charge of possession
of cocaine and possession of drug
paraphernalia.

Rodney Leonard Shelton, 51,
of 205 Reeves St., Lot 20,
Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's
deputies Aug. 16 on five misde-
meanor worthless check charges
related to bad checks of $38.70,
$33.42, $30, $36, and $34.67.
DUI arrests
William Benjamin Jones, 51,
of 1013 Gloria Ave., Fort Walton
Beach, was arrested by Niceville
police for DUI on College
Boulevard at Fir Avenue, Aug. 15
at 10:49 a.m. Jones was also cited
for having an open container of
alcohol and no proof of insurance.

Zachary J. McQuirt, a military
instructor, 28, of 1451 Commons
Drive, Destin, was arrested by
Niceville police for DUI on
Bayshore Drive at Partin Drive,


subsequent to a traffic crash that
caused $15,500 damage but no
injuries, Aug. 11 at 9:41 p.m.
McQuirt was also cited for run-
ning a stop sign.
Thefts
A Niceville man reported that
someone stole $25 worth of his
pills from his property in the first
block of Ardmore Court sometime
Aug. 3-4.
A Niceville man reported that
his $400 generator was stolen
from a front yard in the 300 block
of Sibert Avenue, Destin, July 28.

A deputy responding to a resi-
dential alarm about 1 a.m. July 27
discovered that someone had cut a
screen next to a door entering the
pool at a residence in the 1300
block of Windward Lane.

A Niceville resident reported
that unknown persons burglarized
his company work truck and stole
three credit cards while he was at
a Destin fitness club, 4471 W.
Commons Drive, July 28.
The victim was alerted to the
theft less than an hour after leav-
ing the fitness club when he got a
message from a bank fraud alert
department asking about his eBay
purchase.
The burglars also tried to use
the stolen cards to buy $3,000 in
goods at the Silver Sands outlet
mall in Walton County. The bur-
glar(s) caused an estimated $100
damage in making entry to the
vehicle. The victim canceled all
three cards.

A Valparaiso resident from the
500 block of Kelley Mill Road
reported that sometime Aug. 14
unknown persons) broke the rear
window of his locked pickup
truck, causing an estimated $800
damage. The victim reported the
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100 block of Meadow Brook
Court reported that unknown per-
son(s) stole an $11,000 motorcy-
cle that had been parked in the
front yard with the keys in the
ignition Aug. 9. The motorcycle
was recovered when deputies in
Destin responded to a single vehi-
cle crash involving the stolen
motorcycle early Aug. 10. The
driver of the crashed bike had fled
the scene before deputies arrived.

A Niceville man reported that
unknown persons) used his debit
card number to make a fraudulent
online purchase June 14. The
fraudulent charge totaled $170.

A Niceville resident from the
4200 block of Lost Horse Circle
reported that unknown persons)
stole a $250 GPS device and a
couple of music CDs from his
pickup truck sometime Aug. 10-
11.
A Niceville resident from the
4200 block of Otterlake Cove
reported that unknown persons
stole a $120 GPS device from her
vehicle sometime Aug. 9-10.


Criminal Mischief
A Niceville resident from the
900 block of Valparaiso
Boulevard reported Aug. 7 that
his mailbox had been pushed
over for the second time.

Sometime Aug. 4-5 unknown
vandals(s) broke a window in
the door of a parked school bus
parked at Rocky Bayou
Christian School, 2101 N. Partin
Drive. Damage was estimated at
$150.


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4272 Shadow Lane, Niceville,
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Niceville police, Aug. 13, on a
shoplifting charge. Simmons
allegedly removed the tags from a
new pair of basketball shoes and
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Parkway, then placed his old shoes
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010


WISE
From page A-1

Wise had to think a little when
asked who his heroes were while
he was growing up. First came a
laugh, then he replied, "Gene
Autry and Roy Rogers."
And the best lesson he ever
learned at home while growing
up?
"Be honest."
He has a puckish sense of
humor. In 1990, as a widower on
his first date with the woman who
would become his wife, he pre-
sented her with two smoked mul-
let wrapped in a brown paper bag.
Helen Jo and Randall Wise
were married July 16, 1991, which
he remembers as an election day.
Wise attends Niceville Baptist
Church, where he was baptized.


For more than 25 years he was
a supervisor for Vitro Services,
which ran the test ranges at Eglin
Air Force Base. After that he sold
garage doors and shelving, in
addition to raising and selling
parakeets.
But in recent years his focus
has been the mayor's office at city
hall.
Those who have known and
worked with Randall Wise seem
to agree that he's a man with a
sense of humor who chooses
words carefully. And in his heart
there are strong ties to Niceville
and the people who live here.
"He's been with the city about
20 minutes longer than me,"
recalled Lannie Corbin, who was
appointed city manager on the
same night Wise was first named
mayor in 1971.
"He is a caring person, and he's


always coming to me with situa-
tions of citizens who have differ-
ent issues and behind the scene
without any fanfare," Corbin said.
"He's just that kind of person.
"You don't stay mayor for that
long without having a good feel
for politics," Corbin added, "but
you also have to be a caring per-
son and good listener and a good
doer, and he is all of those things."
Overall, Corbin said, "I don't
think we've ever had an argument
other than maybe the entertain-
ment at the Mullet Festival."
Interviewed separately, Wise
and Corbin both pointed to the
library, the community center and
the recreational facilities as among
the city's top accomplishments
during the past 40 years.
"Second to none for a small
town," was Corbin's capsule
description.


Well known locally as a vora-
cious reader of hardback (not
paperback) books, Wise said he
was currently working through
"Swan Peak" by James Lee
Burke. This is a recent installment
in the crime novels based on the
fictional freewheeling Cajun
detective, Dave Robicheaux.
Anyone who's grown up here
knows that many people who live
in the bustling cities in central or
southern Florida often treat the
Panhandle as though it were a
barely civilized stretch of hinter-
land.
But once Randall Wise was
elected president of the Florida
League of Cities in 1979, Boggy
Bayou became connected
statewide in a major way. He still
serves on the board.
Just ask Linda Bridges, the
league's director of board rela-
tions.


"Mayor Wise is a genuine man
who has Niceville as the heart of
everything he does," Bridges said.
"He has great ethical values and
just because of the way he con-
ducts himself, when he speaks in a
meeting other board members lis-
ten."
Wise has also been president of
the Panhandle League of Cities
and the Okaloosa County League
of Cities, as well as serving on
their boards.
Locally, Wise has been heavily
involved with the Niceville-
Valparaiso Chamber of
Commerce, has served on the
Okaloosa County Economic
Development Council, and was
one of the original captains of the
Niceville Volunteer Fire
Department.
"He is generous with the time
he spends representing our area
and is generous with his support of


When he's not out
somewhere in
Florida acting as an
ambassador for
Niceville, Mayor
Randall Wise
receives a lot of help
from Danielle Holley,
his administrative
secretary.
Beacon photo
by Thomas Monigan




many charitable causes in a very
quiet way," stated chamber presi-
dent Tricia Brunson. "His loyalty
to friends and family and his
strong faith make him a true treas-
ure. He has a great sense of humor
which is very important in keeping
perspective in tough times."
Local banker Martha Miller
put it this way: "He's been the
glue that holds things together. I
don't think I've ever heard him
talk negatively about any person,
and that's a hard thing to find in a
friend."
Looking ahead, Wise said he'd
like to see Niceville build a senior
citizens center, which would be
"just continuing the progress
we've had all these years."
So that means next year he'll
run again at age 80?
"Why sure," Randall Wise
responded immediately. "Oh
yeah."


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Knights hope to rebound from winless 2009


By Thomas Monigan
Beacon Staff Writer
Josh Childers is in for his share
of challenges as he steps up from
assistant to head football coach at
Rocky Bayou Christian School.
The Knights open their third
season as a varsity program by
playing host to Aucilla Christian
Academy Sept. 3 at Destin Middle
School.
Rocky Bayou Christian made a
3-7 debut in 2008, but struggled
through a winless season last year.
But don't
think for a
minute that
Childers or
his Knights
are daunted
in the least.
For one
thing, RBCS
hopes to
dress out as
many as 28 Josh Childers
or 29 players on game nights,
whereas the roster never got to 20
names last year. And playing both
offense and defense is a fact of life
on a squad of that size.
"Winning that first one would
be huge," Childers said before
practice last week. "It would give
us momentum for the next three or
four games at least. It would give


us something to hang our hat on."
So despite the sweltering com-
bination of heat and maximum
humidity, Childers and his staff
have been concentrating on condi-
tioning for the first two weeks of
practice.
"We're making them run a lot,"
Childers said, "and we're doing all
we can to try to make them
tough."
Offensively, RBCS is shifting
from the single wing, a formation
created more than 100 years ago
by the legendary Glenn "Pop"
Warner to maximize the impact of
his star player, Jim Thorpe.
This year, the Knights will
employ a classic from a much


more modem era, the power-I.
This scheme emphasizes ball con-
trol with the running attack, but
Childers calls his version "some-
what versatile." That means
throwing the ball occasionally.
Senior Shawn Maxwell (6-0,
175) will be
taking snaps
from center
at quarter-
back this
year. The
single wing
had no
hands under
center,
instead
snapping Shawn Maxwell


Rocky Bayou
Christian School
football players
brave the heat and
humidity in an
effort to prepare
for the 2010 sea-
son, which begins
with a Sept. 3 home
game.
Beacon photo
by Thomas Monigan


deep to the tailback several yards
behind scrimmage.
Maxwell sustained a broken
arm early and was lost for the sea-
son last year. This year brings an
entirely new role for him, as a pri-
mary running threat who also
needs to make split-second deci-
sions on the occasional option
series.
"It's definitely a lot different
than last year in a good way," he
said last week. "And there's defi-
nitely some pressure ... but we
need to just go out there and play
football, do what coach tells us to
do, and we'll be fine."
Defensively, a seven-man front
will be aligned in the popular 3-4


scheme, in which linebackers tra-
ditionally make the majority of the
tackles.
In the middle of the three-man
front is junior Josh Stubblefield
(5-9, 275).
"We weren't tough enough ...
we didn't play hard," was how
Stubblefield
summarized
last year."
A n d
although his
personal
goal is to "go
undefeated"
Stubblefield
acknowl -
edged "the
team goal is Josh Stubblefield
at least win some games. That's
what we want."
Maxwell will double at free
safety on defense and Stubblefield
is expected to be a bulwark on the
offensive line.
Childers also cited senior tail-
back and linebacker James
Waldron (5-10, 185), junior line-
backer and fullback Adam
Downing (5-8, 175), senior line-
man Brannon Tolbert (6-1, 205)
and junior lineman Cooper Eaves
(6-2, 180).
"We measure success by how
much effort the team gives in


Rocky Bayou 2010
football schedule
Sept. 3-Aucilla, 7 p.m.
Sept. 10-Peniel, 7 p.m.
Sept. 17-at Franklin
County, 6 p.m.
*Sept. 24-at Jefferson
County, 6 p.m.
Oct. 1-At John Paul II,
6:30
Oct. 9-Alabama School
for the Deaf, 2 p.m.

*Oct. 22-at Cottondale,
7 p.m.
*Oct. 29-Graceville, 7
p.m.
Nov. 5-at FAMU, 6 p.m.
Nov. 12-Freeport, 7 p.m.

*District contest
Home games played at
Destin Middle School.


every practice and game,"
Childers summarized. "We want
to see our young men living out
the commandments of Christ by
glorifying Christ in what they do,
not glorifying themselves. We
want to see them love each other
enough to "lay down one's life.'"


The Bluewater Barracudas
fared well in the 2010
Southeastern
Championships. From left:
back, coach Brad Kale, Frank
Bruechner, Chase Turner,
Justin Broaderick, Austin
Fairchild, Chas Brechler,
Matthew Markwardt, Justin
Hunt, Hayley McWilliams and
coach Trenton Brown; front,
Sarah Markwardt, Payton
Antonacci, Rhiannon
Thompson, Evy Brechler,
Tatum Hackler, Sammie
Antonacci. Not pictured is
Kelllen Broaderick.


Barracudas excel under new coach


Sixteen Bluewater Barracuda
swimmers travelled north to
Knoxville, Tenn., recently to
compete in the 2010
Southeastern Championships,
which brings the best swimmers
from Tennessee, Alabama and
Northwest Florida together to
compete for four days. While
qualification alone is an honor,
the Barracudas wanted everyone
to know they were not "just
happy to be there!"
Tatum Hackler led a strong
group of 10-and-under girls by
making the championship final
in four of her seven events.
Hackler achieved a USA
Swimming "AAAA" time of
31.73 in the 50 free and
achieved "AAA" times in her
remaining finals.


Rhiannon Thompson contin-
ued to show rapid improvement,
dropping time in five of her
seven events including an
almost 15-second improvement
in her 400-meter freestyle. Evy
Brechler, Sarah Markwardt, and
Payton Antonnaci rounded out
the BWB relays, which finished
19th and 21st, respectively.
In the 11-12 age division,
Sammie Antonacci and Kellen
Broaderick were the "lone
rangers" from BWB. Antonacci
continues to show awesome
ability that will soon make her a
swimmer that everyone at this
level will have to be aware of.
Sammie went best times in all
five of her events with some big
drops that had just been
achieved two weeks prior to


Southeasterns. Kellen continues
to progress back to the form that
made him one of the best 10-
year-olds at this meet a year
ago.
In the 13-14 boys the group
of Chase Turner, Chaz Brechler,
Matthew Markwardt, and Austin
Fairchild had a strong showing.
Turner had a great meet, going
best times in each of his events
and finishing in the top 25 in
three of his seven events. Chaz
Brechler also showed that he
can perform on the largest of
stages with best times in four of
his five events. Markwardt and
Fairchild turned in some fine
individual performances and
rounded out the relays that fin-
ished 13th in the medley and
free relays.


In the 15-16 age group Haley
McWilliams had a tremendous
weekend, going best times in
nearly every event she compet-
ed in. Her performances in the
400 freestyle, 400 individual
medley, and 200 breaststroke
position her to be an SES cham-
pionship finalist in the very near
future. Justin Hunt swam the
100 and 200 breaststrokes, drop-
ping four seconds in the 100
breaststroke and nearly 10 sec-
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Levi Wilke turned in solid per-
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Cleanup
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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
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Air Force Airman 1st Class
Christina N. Fetner graduat-
ed from basic military training
at Lackland
Air Force
Base, San
Antonio,
Texas.
The air-
man com-
pleted an
intensive,
Seight-week
Christina N. program
Fetner that includ-
ed training
in military discipline and
studies, Air Force core values,
physical fitness, and basic
warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four credits
toward an associate in applied
science degree through the
Community College of the Air
Force.
She is the daughter of
Debby and Dorrell Fetner of
Fir Avenue, Niceville.
Fetner is a 2004 graduate
of Niceville High School.

Air Force Reserve Airman
Ian K. LeTourneau graduat-
ed from basic military training
at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas,
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program
that included training in mili-
tary discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical
fitness, and basic warfare
principles and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four credits
toward an associate in applied
science degree through the
Community College of the Air
Force.
He is the son of Rinda
Please see SERVICE, page B-2


Army Cpl. Eric C. Sincore,
a 2004 graduate of Niceville
High School, was named
the 2010 U.S. Army Europe
Best Warrior Soldier of the
Year Aug. 12. He'll now
compete in the Department
of the Army Best Warrior
Competition Oct. 17-22 at
Fort Lee, Va.
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U.S. soldier in Europe


Will compete for best in Army


A Niceville soldier from
170th Infantry Brigade
Combat Team was named
the 2010 U.S. Army Europe
Best Warrior Soldier of the
Year during a ceremony in
Heidelberg Aug. 12.
Army Cpl. Eric C.
Sincore, a 2004 graduate of
Niceville High School, will
represent U.S. Army Europe
(USAREUR) in the
Department of the Army
Best Warrior Competition
Oct. 17-22 at Fort Lee, Va.
"The competition gives
soldiers a way to showcase
their units at a higher level.
It was also good training and
it was fun," said Sincore, a
team leader with A
Company, 40th Engineer
Battalion, 170th IBCT.
The four-day competition
consisted of verbal questions
and hands-on evaluations
covering subject areas rang-
ing from military leadership


and counseling to battle-
focused training.
Sincore said he began his
path to top warrior by
preparing for his promotion
board to sergeant.
"It started off he just
wanted to get promoted and
the soldier of the month
board was just something he
had to do and he excelled
from there," said Sgt. Kevin
T. Graham, a squad leader
with A Company and
Sincore's direct supervisor.
In less than four weeks,
Sincore won a 170th Soldier
of the Month Board, passed
his promotion board to ser-
geant, won a 170th Soldier
of the Quarter Board and
won top honors at the
USAREUR Best Warrior
Competition.
Graham said Sincore's
motivation and hard work
ethic are nothing new to his
peers and leaders in A


Company. "He got to us
while we were already down
range, and you could see his
drive right off the bat," said
Graham, who has known
Sincore since he arrived to A
Company more than two
years ago. "He wants to
excel. He is my key leader
right now and I can tell he
has learned a lot from these
boards that he can pass down
to his soldiers."
Although Sincore started
off just preparing for the
promotion board, Graham
said he is confident his sol-
dier is ready to compete in
the Department of the Army
competition.
"When he won this board,
I knew he really cared about
the competition," Graham
said. "We're both pretty
excited about it. He just
seemed to notice he could
win this and go to the next
level."


Bill Kennedy, 62, wields the bo, a long staff, during the Aug. 14
karate tournament in Panama City.


Locals chop foes


in karate tourney


By Megan Barys
Beacon Correspondent
Powerful punches and
lightning-fast kicks earned
first-, second-, and third-place
trophies for Kyoshi
Williamson's highly trained
fighters during sparring com-
petitions at the 23rd Annual
World Yoshukai Sunshine
Classic open karate tourna-
ment in Panama City Aug. 14.
Weapons including the
nanchuku (chain), bo (staff),
eku (an oar-like weapon),
tonfa (a handled stick), and sai
(a pointed dagger) slashed
through the air with precision
for skilled demonstrations of
mastery. Powerful form and
well-honed movement in kata
(forms) proved the Twin Cities
students' prowess.
The winners included
Daniel Kennedy, 14, Bill
Kennedy, 62, Merilee
Kennedy, Kenneth Northerner,
9, Nikolai Skelly, 7, and Paige
Hudson, all of Niceville.
Daniel Kennedy won sec-
ond place for sparring and


third place for forms. "The
last person was pretty big and
difficult to get to," he said, but
he managed to fend off his
opponent and score with a
powerful side kick. He wield-
ed the bo in the weapons com-
petition. He likes the bo
because it is "really big, easy
to handle, and it's really easy
to hurt someone with it."
Bill Kennedy performed in
all three competitions, taking
first place in sparring. At 62
years old and relatively new to
karate, he never before having
had any fight training. His
new nickname at the dojo is
"Killer K."
Merilee Kennedy per-
formed in the weapons, forms,
and sparring competitions.
She took second place in
weapons for her mastery of
the bo and third place for
forms.
"It was inspiring," she said
of the tournament. "It made
me want to practice even more
and go to another tourna-
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A field ceremony will begin
at Rarick Field, across from
Edge Elementary, at about
9:45 a.m.
The league enjoyed tremen-


SERVICE
From page B-1
Ruppel of Bayshore Drive,
Niceville.
LeTourneau is a 2004 grad-
uate of Niceville High School.
Army Pfc. Lee R. Dzubella
graduated from the Field
Artillery Automated Tactical
Data Systems Specialist
Advanced Individual Training
course at Fort Sill, Lawton,
Okla.
As members of the Army's
field artillery team, the course
is designed to train soldiers as
specialists to operate the
advanced field artillery tactical
data systems for both cannon
and multiple launch rocket sys-


TOURNEY
From page B-1
ment." It was the first
touanemnt for her and
Kennedy and their grandson,
Daniel's, second.
Northerner participated in
the sparring and forms events.
He liked the forms event the
best; that's where he performed
the kusan kudai kata. He likes
it best because "I like the
moves where kicks and drops
to the ground and knife hand
blocks are combined."
He took third place for spar-
ring with several high kicks to
the head that would make
Chuck Norris proud. However,
his favorite move is a ridge
hand strike to the side of the


dous success in 2010, with
four teams advancing to the
state tournament round and
the 10-11-year-old team cap-
turing the Florida state cham-
pionship.
For more information, call
Ron Taylor, president,
Niceville Little League,
543-3848.

terns. The specialists play a
critical role in the safe, accu-
rate, and lethal delivery of the
field artillery's various fire
support systems used to sup-
port infantry and tank units in
combat. Skills training includ-
ed methods of computing tar-
get locations using computers
or manual calculations, ammu-
nition handling techniques, and
operating and performing
maintenance on related equip-
ment, vehicles, generators, and
artillery tactical and data sys-
tems.
He is the son of Rich R. and
Mary A. Dzubella of Seneca
Street, Elma, N.Y.
His wife, Ginger, is the
daughter of Raymond R.
Medford of Chicago Avenue,
Valparaiso.


head.
Skelly said his favorite
event was sparring and his
favorite move was the side
kick. He took second place for
that event.
Hudson won trophies in
each event she participated in.
She won first place in sparring,
first for weapons and second
for forms.
Regarding sparring, she
said, "It's different from what
we do in class. What we do in
class is all about technique, but
it's different in the tournament
because it's point sparring and
you're just trying to get that
first shot to the target area so
you're a lot more focused
rather than just going after the
opponent in class."


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010


UMC welcomes


teaching pastor


Niceville United Methodist
Church (UMC), 214 Partin
Drive South, recently appoint-
ed Jeremy Smith as its new
teaching pastor. He will be
responsible for preaching at
several of the church's five
Sunday morning services each
week, along with spearhead-
ing the evangelism ministry
and overseeing the worship
and design process.
Smith joins the pastoral
team at Niceville UMC fol-
lowing three years as the asso-
ciate pastor of student min-
istries for St. James United
Methodist Church in
Montgomery, Ala., a youth
ministry that tripled in size
under his leadership. Prior to
that appointment, Smith
served as youth minister for
Rosedale Baptist Church in
Richmond, Ky. and associate
youth minister at St. Mark
United Methodist Church in
Northport, Ala.


"I believe that Jeremy will
help Niceville UMC more
effectively reach out to the
community and connect peo-
ple to Christ," said Greg
McKinnon, executive pastor at
Niceville UMC. "He is a gift-
ed preacher, a creative minis-
ter and strong leader who will
be a tremendous addition to
our already effective staff."
As the leader of Niceville
UMC's evangelism ministry,
Smith will initiate contact
with first-time guests and
guide them through the
process of finding their place
in the church's mission to
"connect people to Christ." He
will also work to enhance the
design and flow of Sunday
morning worship services-
currently reaching more than
2,000 total worshipperss each
week-to create an environ-
ment that fosters spiritual
growth and life-changing
encounters with God.


Jeremy Smith is the new teaching pastor at Niceville United
Methodist Church.


"My passions in ministry
are serving God's people
through preaching and teach-
ing; transforming the local
community in the name of
Jesus by engaging the most
marginalized; worshipping
God with everything; and
empowering God's people to
be the people of God every-
where they find themselves,"
Smith said.
Smith received his masters
of divinity from Asbury
Theological Seminary in
Wilmore, Ky. and also has a
bachelor's degree in com-
merce and business adminis-
tration from the University of
Alabama. He and his wife,
Christy, have been married


since 2003 and have a 2-year-
old son named Aidan.
"Christy and I are eagerly
anticipating advancing the
Kingdom of God with, and
through, the incredible min-
istries already in place at
Niceville UMC," Smith added.
"We know that God has
already been at work in pow-
erful ways here, and we can't
wait to join in and see all that
God has in store for our
church, community, and
region. Niceville UMC is such
a healthy and growing part of
the United Methodist church
and the Kingdom of God, and
we plan on giving everything
we have in advancing the
Kingdom of God here."


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Operation Christmas
Child profession set
The Northwest Florida Area
Team for Operation Christmas
Child plans a public profession
of Livia \.ii ilk i .I's testimony
Oct. 3.
\.IIi lk l. received a shoe-
box as a child while living in a
Romanian orphanage. Adopted
by an American family, she now
packs shoeboxes to send
throughout the world.
She will speak at First
United Methodist Church, at the
corer of John Sims Parkway
(Highway 20) and South Partin
Drive, Niceville, from 6 to 8
p.m.
She will be joined by a local
woman, Ashley Fletcher, who
was selected
by Samaritan's
Purse to go on
a distribution
trip to Bolivia
in July 2010,
as well as Daniela Beckwith,
another shoebox recipient who
now lives in the area.
Pentecostal pastor
installation planned
The community is invited to
a pastor installation service,
Friday, Aug. 27 7:30 p.m., at
First Pentecostal Church of
Niceville, 1217 Finck Road,
honoring the ministry of Pastor
Ken Boller. The Rev. Jeff
Arnold will be speaking. For
more information, call pastor
Harley Moye at 850-232-6315.
Church to celebrate
golden anniversary
The Niceville Christian
Church, 225 Pine Ave., will cel-


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ebrate its 50th Anniversary Sept.
3-5.
NCC plans a homecoming
revival as a means of celebrat-
ing.
Three quest speakers who
were former pastors at NCC will
preach: Friday,
6 p.m., Phil
K oons ;
Saturday, 6
p.m., Lindsay
Bledsoe ,
founding minister of NCC; and
Sunday, 10:45 a.m., Richard
Marshall.
Light refreshments will be
served after each evening serv-
ice and a potluck luncheon is
planned for after Sunday morn-
ing worship.
Info: 678-7425.
Pentecostal Friends
Day scheduled
The community is invited to
Friend's Day, Sunday, Aug. 29,
2 p.m., at the First Pentecostal
Church, 1217 Finck Road,
Niceville, for a time of fellow-
ship and food. Info: Pastor
Harley Moye, 232-6315.
Arts and crafts show
at Destin UMC
The Destin United Methodist
Women will present the Fall
Flair Arts and Crafts Show Sept.
10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sept. 11
9 a.m.-3 p.m. at
the Destin Life
Center at
Destin United
Methodist
Church, 200
Beach Drive, Destin. All pro-
ceeds will go to the church's
missions. A variety of arts and
crafts will be available for pur-
chase, and there will be a huge
bake sale. Lunch and snacks
will be available in the Soul
Cafe.
Info or to obtain a vendor
application, contact fallflair@
aol.com or 650-5658.


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Rams win

kudos for

cheering
The 2010 2011 Ruckel Rams
Cheerleaders recently attended
NCA Cheer Camp at the University
of West Florida in Pensacola,
where they brought home Camp
Champ awards for their Chant
Routine and Top Stunts. Sixth-
grader Skylar Schoener was
named an All-American
Cheerleader, and eighth-grader
Chelsea Wilson won Top All-
American Cheerleader. From left:
front, Allison Herman, Haley
Armstrong, Maddie Casal and
Chelsea Wilson; middle, Skylar
Schoener, Jaycee Malone,
Mekenna Clements, Serrena
Cowell, Mimi Taylor and Catherine
Reid; back, Summer Lange, Bailey
Propps, Kaitlyn Trawick, Lauren
Moorer, Hannah Grigg, Hayley
Grigg and coach Andrea Stafford.


RBCS student wins Byrd grant


Sarah Emily Wilson, Rocky
Bayou Christian Academy vale-
dictorian of the Class of 2010, has
been awarded the Robert C. Byrd
Scholarship, established by
Congress for outstanding high
school seniors who show promise
of continued academic achieve-
ment.
This program is offered
through the U.S. Department of
Education and Administered by
the Florida Department of
Education.
Emily, the RBCA nominee for
the class of 2010 based upon her


excellent
weighted
GPA and test
S scores, joins
the list of
RBCA Byrd
recipients:
Sarah Abby
Chapman,
2009; Korie
Sarah Emily Schaeffler,
Wilson 2008; Jaclyn
Schilling, 2007; Chrisma Allen,
2006; Bethany Jolly, 2005; Sarah
Ruff, 2004; and David Godwin,
2003.


School seeks host families


Rocky Bayou Christian School
in Niceville is looking for
Christian families living in
Okaloosa County to host an inter-
national student. Students male
and female are coming from
China, Germany, South Korea,


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Students stay with their host
family for 10 months, and there is
a monthly stipend that will help
with expenses. Info: 729-7227,
ext. 375, or e-mail williamsd@
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before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Cheerleaders for charity
On Wednesday, Aug. 25, 5-8 p.m.,
Chick-Fil-A in 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.
Military Appreciation Day
Military Appreciation Day is
scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, at the
Northwest Florida "Bull Rigdon"
Fairgrounds.
There is a full day of entertain-
ment, food, and fun with free chil-
dren's activities (including a water
slide), an exciting lineup of military
static and historic displays, along with
the "Hall of Heroes."
The entertainment includes Taylor
Hicks, Alabama native and soul singer
and 2005 American Idol winner, 8
p.m., Kimberley Locke, American
Idol finalist in 2003, 6 p.m., and a
Beatles tribute at 4 p.m.
All events are open to the public.
Tickets for the general public will be
$5 per person in advance, and $10 at
the venue. Military and dependents,
and children under 18 admitted free.
Info: 244-8191.
Museum sets yard sale
The Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida plans its annual
yard sale with the Niceville-
Valparaiso Kiwanis, Saturday, Aug.
28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 115 Westview
Ave., Old Valparaiso. Info: 678-2615


Boating seminar planned
A boating seminar will be con-
ducted Aug. 30, 7 p.m., at the
Anchorage, 404 Green Acres Road,
Fort Walton Beach. The two-hour
seminar, which is geared toward local
boaters, covers "Rules of the Road"
and is being presented as a part the
University of West Florida Continuing
Education program. Tuition is $70.
Registration is available online
through the UWF Maritime Education
website at uwf.edu.
Info: 315-0686 or 473-7468 or
visit fwsps.com.
Amvets sets garage sale
The Ladies Auxiliary of Amvets
Post 78 plans a garage and bake sale
Saturday, Sept. 18, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., 910
Valastics Ave., Valparaiso.
Race for Relay slated
The fourth annual Twin-Cities
Relay for Life 5K/Mile Fun Run will
be held on Sept. 18, 8 a.m. at Lewis
School, Valparaiso. Early registration
is $15/Fun Run
S$5. Student price
is $5 for either
race. NWFTC
members receive a
$2 discount.
Special rate for groups of 10 or more.
Late fee add $5 the day of the race. T-
shirts for the first 250 entries. Register
online at active.com. E-mail
samacd@valp.net for any questions.
Proceeds benefit The American
Cancer Society. Runners and walkers
are welcome.
Barbershoppers perform
Barbershop singers from around
the Panhandle will perform a one-time
evening show at the Niceville High
School Auditorium on Saturday, Sept.
18, 7:30 p.m. The show will feature
barbershop singers from all four geo-
graphic areas and a number of quartets
competing for the Timpoochee tro-
phies awarded each year at this event.
Tickets are $10 and are available
from any barbershopper or at the door.
Additional information can be
obtained at emeraldcoastchorus.com
or by calling Allan Steams at
496-1769.


PUTToberfest scheduled
Putt your way through 18 holes
and a beer tasting during the area's
first ever PUTToberfest, 5 p.m.,
Thursday, Sept. 30, presented by the
Destin Area Sports Commission.
Players will enjoy a round of minia-
ture golf at the Golf Garden with beer
sampling stations set up all along the
way. The event also features addition-
al contests, including longest drive
and closest to the pin, and prizes will
be awarded. Entry for a single player
is $25. For more information or to
reserve your spot, please contact Risa
Garner at 837-2711 x2 or
rgarner@ DestinChamber.com.
Sponsorships are available.
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.
Basketball tryouts slated
Tryouts for the 2011 Faithfulness,
Discipline, Diligence travel basketball
team will be conducted Saturday, Aug.
28, and Saturday, Sept. 11, at Niceville
High School
Aug. 28 tryout times and age
groups: 9 U-10 U (boys and girls)-


4:30-5:30 p.m.; 11U-12U (boys and
girls)-5:45-6:45 p.m. ; 13U-14U
(boys and girls)-
7-8 p.m. A
Sept. 11:
15U-16U (boys
and girls)-:30-
5:45 p.m. ;16U
girls elite team-invitation only; jun-
ior boys team-will be an elite
team- invitation only.
The unrefundable tryout fee will
be $25, due before tryout.
'The Three Sopranos' set
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
will present "The Three Sopranos," an
evening of great familiar arias from
the treasures of opera masters and hits
from Broadway's greatest musicals.
Conductor/composer David Ott,
accompanied by an orchestra, will
take the stage Aug. 27th at 7:30 p.m. at
the Mattie Kelly Performing Arts
Center located at Northwest Florida
State College.
Tickets are $25 per person and are
available to purchase through the Arts
Center Box Office, 729-6000. Info:
mattiekellyartsfoundation.org or
650-2226.
Pentecostal Friends Day
The community is invited to
Friend's Day, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m.,
at the First Pentecostal Church, 1217
Finck Road, Niceville, for a time of
fellowship and food. Info: Pastor
Harley Moye, 232 6315.
GOP women to meet
The Republican Women of
Okaloosa Federated will meet
Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Holiday Inn
Resort on Okaloosa Island.
Socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m.
and lunch will be served at noon.
Representative Matt Gaetz will be
the speaker and will give a review, giv-
ing pros and cons, of the 2010
Proposed Constitutional Amend-
ments, which will be on the Nov. 2nd
ballot.
In support of Fisher House, which
supports military members by provid-
ing housing for their loved ones dur-
ing their care and rehabilitation at the
Eglin Air Force Base hospital, lunch-
eon attendees are asked to bring paper


towels to help with paper supplies for
the facility.
info and reservations: Donna
Pattison 651-5416 or donnapatti-
son@cox.net by noon Friday, Aug. 27.
Cost of the lunch is $16 for members
and $18 for guests.
DAR set Constitution talk
Choctawhatchee Bay Daughters of
the American Revolution will meet at
St Simon's Church, Fort Walton
Beach at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 9.
Dr. Harry Shallcross will speak on
the Constitution.
All women who are lineally
descended from a patriot of the
Revolutionary War are eligible for
membership and are invited to attend.
Info: Emily Danker, 651-6789.
Holly Day 5k run
A 5K is set for Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m.,
in honor of Holly Burke, who died of
cancer last October. The run will be in
Crystal Beach where Burke used to
live and falls four days after what
would have been
her 20th birthday.
Registration is
$25; closing date
is Thursday, Sept.
9. Sponsor levels are silver $100, gold
$250, and platinum $500. Register at
active.com; look for 1st Annual
Hollyday 5k Fun Run Event. Proceeds
to benefit shredoutcancer.org, a non-
profit organization started by Holly as
one of her last wishes to help cancer
research and adopt a family each year
to help lessen the financial burdens a
family fighting cancer can have.
Braille transcription class
The Northwest Florida
Visionnaires, Inc. presents a free
Library of Congress Braille
Transcription Certification Class to
teach the skills to transcribe textbooks
for the blind children of Florida Sept.
13-April, Mondays 10 a.m.-noon
(except holidays), Room 912, First
United Methodist Church Community
Life Center, Niceville. No experience
with Braille or the blind is necessary.
Some computer skills and access to
your own home computer are neces-
sary to participate. Contact: Bettie
Downing, 897-3383.


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THE BAY BEACON


Judge is


patriot

of year
By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
Patt Maney, Okaloosa County
Judge and Army Reserve brigadier


general, was named the national
Patriot of the Year last week by the
Military Order of the Purple Heart
(MOPH) at its national convention
in Orlando.
"It was quite a surprise and it
was quite humbling," Maney told
the Beacon. "Everybody in the
room had been wounded at one
time or another, so it was a great
group. But, like with so many
other things, a hard experience can
be a very good experience."


Maney knows about hard expe-
riences. In August 2005, he was
serving in Afghanistan when a
roadside bomb exploded in front
of him, inflicting a traumatic brain
injury. He was transported to
Walter Reed Army Medical
Center in Washington, D.C.,
where he spent almost 18 months.
Sam Houston, commander of
MOPH Chapter 811, headquar-
tered in Niceville, said the local
chapter chose Maney for his work


with veter-
ans, particu-
larly home-
less veterans.
Maney
provides a
regular
"standdown,"
in which
homeless
Patt Maney veterans are
helped in a variety of ways.
Bill Everett, commander of


MOPH Region IV, which covers
eight states in the Southeast, said
the standdown, which is supported
and attended by the Fort Walton
Beach Police Department, the
state attorney's office and the pub-
lic defender, provides meals,
clothing and dental services.
One area that is close to
Maney's heart is the need for a vet-
erans center in Okaloosa County.
"We're still working on getting
the VA to open a veterans center,"


he said. "We should have some
positive movement on that by
Sept. 30."
He said the government needs
to address traumatic brain injuries
such as the one he sustained in
Afghanistan.
"That really is a national prob-
lem that all of us need to press our
leadership to address," he said,
noting that the Rand Corp. esti-
mates about 360,000 American
veterans suffer from such injuries.


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Small-town charm, city amenities


Twin Cities area

is a magnet for

families, retirees

By Thomas Monigan and Mike Griffith
Beacon Staff
Once you've been here, you know-it's
special.
Niceville, Valparaiso and Bluewater
Bay combine with nearby neighborhoods
such as Seminole, Rocky Bayou and Villa
Tasso to offer so much to so many.
Indoors and outdoors. Every day, every
week, every month of the year.
Tim and Diane Hodgins grew up not far
away in Fort Walton Beach, and about two
years ago, they were making their ninth
relocation in the past 30 years.
"We could have gone anywhere from
Niceville to Pensacola to Daphne over in
Alabama," Hodgins said.
They chose Bluewater Bay.
"We wanted to live where we could get
property value and property growth and see
the community grow," Hodgins said. "It's
not just the house; you always buy the
neighborhood."
"We did our research," he added, "and
we knew about the proposal to bring the F-
35s to Eglin (Air Force Base) and the
(Army) Special Forces coming in. Plus the
people were gracious and they were fun ...
those were all meaningful to us."
Today about 35,000 people reside
where Indians and traders once roamed the
piney woods. As logging and commercial
fishing brought more settlers to the area,
the trading post grew into a town.
The first post office was opened in
1893. Valparaiso was incorporated in 1921,
and Niceville, its now-larger sister city


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A Government services.. 10- 12
A Contacting utilities........ 13-15
A Pullout directory ...........17
A Pullout map ..................... 18-19

A School by school ...........22-25
A Join a club......................... 26-29
A Attractions, beaches......30-34
Cover: Enjoying a day at Lincoln Park,
Valparaiso.
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across Boggy Bayou, in 1938.
Coupled with its small-town charm, this
area is home to:
-Northwest Florida State College.
-The college's $20 million Mattie
Kelly Arts Center.
-A nationally recognized public school
system that is ranked among Florida's best.
-Thousands of technically talented
workers drawn by the nation's chief Air
Force weapons test complex, and a cosmo-
politan population of military retirees who
have lived and worked all over the world.
But that's just part of the portfolio when
it comes to credentials of attraction.
The Niceville-Valparaiso-Bluewater
Bay community has a thriving economy
whose mainstay is nearby Eglin Air Force
Base, the world's biggest air base in overall
area, and home of most Air Force muni-
tions development and testing.
There's also a revitalized 65-bed civil-
ian hospital, more than three dozen houses
of worship, more than a dozen bank
branches, and hundreds of businesses. Yet
the area maintains its small-town identity.
Tricia Brunson, the top executive at the
Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of


Commerce, has lived here all her life.
"I would tell newcomers to not be shy
and to jump right in to our community,"
stated Brunson, of Niceville. "The best
way to become part of the community is to
be a team player and share the talents and
time you are able to, and remember that it


Tim and Diane
Hodgins in front of
their Bluewater Bay
home. "We wanted to
live where we could
get property value and
property growth and
see the community
grow," says Tim.
Beacon photos
by Mike Griffith















takes time to build trust and a good reputa-
tion within any community."
And the best way to do that?
"Let your actions speak for you!"
Brunson responded. "Join a church or other


Continued on page 4


The sparkling waters of Boggy Bayou, shown here at Lincoln Park, Valparaiso, spawn
cooling breezes in summer. Come winter, area waterways moderate the chill.


Fall-Winter 2010


Newcomer Guide, a Supplement to the Beacon


Page 3











A fine place to work and play


From page 3

organization and meet people. This will
allow you to develop friendships and social
and/or business networks."
John Cross grew up in Valparaiso and
graduated from Niceville High School in
1989. After graduating from Florida State
in 1993, he has lived in London, Miami,
Washington, D.C. and South Bend, Ind.
A marketing executive, Cross has been
back home since 2005. He and his wife,
Veronica, live in Bluewater Bay with their
children Natalie, 9, and Theodore, 7. The
youngsters play organized soccer on the
same fields their father did.
"I never really took this area for grant-
ed," Cross said. "I valued this small town."
"I remember I would check the Rand-
McNally atlas every year to see if we were
on the map, but we didn't show up until
after we got McDonald's."
Bob Cross taught son John how to sail
when the youngster was 10 years old, and
the two won the first Mullet Festival
Regatta back when the event was held at
White Point in 1976.
"The best thing about this area is the
water," John Cross said. "I was fortunate
enough to grow up on the bay and I spent
my summers roaming up and down the


Beacon photo by Thomas Monigan
The John Cross family lives in Bluewater Bay. Cross (center), who grew up in
Valparaiso, returned to the Twin Cities area in 2005 with his wife, Veronica, to


raise their children here.

coastline, fishing, swimming and sailing."
Another native who says she is blessed
to be living in Niceville once again is
Michelle Johnson, an assistant vice presi-
dent and branch manager for Beach
Community Bank.
Johnson was Michelle Smith when she


graduated from Niceville High School in
1986. She was working for a credit union
in Gulfport, Miss. when she met her future
husband, Kevin Johnson.
"I've always known I wanted to come
back, but I wasn't ready for the way it hap-
pened," she said. "We lost everything in


Hurricane Katrina."
"I always say the most important thing
is our family," Johnson said. "I'm an only
child, but I have a lot
of cousins who are
like my brothers and
sisters."
Coming back here
from the devastating
aftermath of Katrina
with a 2-year-old son
was made possible by
"an unbelievable
community outreach," Michelle
she added. Johnson
"People were dropping bags of clothes
off at my parents' house," Johnson said,
"and the day care center refused to let me
pay them for the first couple of weeks."
Parents like Cross and Johnson know
that their children are growing up with all
sorts of opportunities when it comes to
education.
Niceville High School has been recog-
nized by the U.S. Department of Education
as one of the nation's top secondary
schools, and adds to its record of academic
excellence an outstanding sports program.
On college-entrance exams, students at

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two other Niceville schools-Collegiate
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Northwest Florida State College, whose
main campus is in Niceville, provides an
institution of higher learning for some
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school opened a $10 million library, an
astronomical observatory, and a $9 million
science building. Nearing completion is a
$30 million community services complex,
which includes a sports arena, additional
classrooms, an Okaloosa County emer-
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hurricane shelter.
A seventh branch campus of the college
recently opened in southern Walton
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In its growing medical program,
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two- and four-year nursing degrees, as well
as programs in radiography, paramedic
EMT, and dental assisting. While primarily
a two-year community college, the institu-
tion offers additional bachelor's programs
in acquisition management, elementary
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teacher education, and middle-grades math
and science education. In 2008, the institu-
tion was designated a state college, one of
nine in Florida.
The college has a combined total of 80
associate's degrees and certificate pro-
grams. Its 1,850-seat performing arts cen-
ter attracts national-level talent in music,
theater and art, enriching the community's
cultural life.
In nearby Fort Walton Beach, there is a
campus of Pensacola-based University of
West Florida.
The area's climate-mild winters and
long summers, often moderated by bay
breezes-is a defining consideration in
choosing this community as a place to live
and work. The bayous and rivers surround-
ing Niceville and Valparaiso feed
Choctawhatchee Bay, a 30-mile-long
anglers' paradise. The bay and its bayous
provide flounder, blue crab, shrimp, speck-
led trout, redfish, mullet and drum.
"The most unique fishing opportunities
abound in our area," said angler James
Campbell, Niceville. "You can fish in fresh
water and catch any number of freshwater
fish, from bream and speckled trout to
bass. Right in the bays and bayous we have
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Choctawhatchee Bay, are some of America's most beautiful beaches.


grouper and do some drum fishing. And
there's always mullet fishing with a cast
net. From spring to late October you can
usually find mullet. Everything is just a
rock's throw away."
Three miles across the bay is Destin, a
beach resort and fishing harbor which
draws vacationers from throughout the
Southeast. Destin's East Pass gives deep-
sea fishermen access to the Gulf of
Mexico, breeding ground for many of the


Atlantic's food and game fish.
"Once you hit the Gulf, the fish get big-
ger," added Campbell. "Because of the
fishing opportunities so many people in our
area have boats. In 15 minutes you're out
in the pass."
Via the Mid-Bay Bridge, which links
the community with Destin, the Niceville-
Valparaiso-Bluewater Bay area is minutes
from some of the most beautiful beaches in
Florida, as well as many fine restaurants,


diverse shopping outlets, tourist attractions,
and jobs.
The sparkling waters of Florida's
Emerald Coast provide a popular setting
for swimming, water skiing, scuba diving
and boating. Sailing enthusiasts can navi-
gate bay and bayou for their leisure, or
compete in frequent regattas sponsored by
local sailing clubs.
The vast federal and state lands nearby
provide not only varied camping and hik-
ing opportunities, but also excellent fishing
and hunting. Duck and dove are to be
found. Deer are often seen feeding beside
area highways. And residents still report
occasional back-yard sightings of foxes
and bears.
There are three outstanding golf courses
in the community, and many more within
driving distance. Eglin Air Force Base
maintains a 36-hole course in Niceville that
is also open to the public. Rocky Bayou
Country Club has a recently renovated 18-
hole course in surroundings of serene beau-
ty. Bluewater Bay offers a total of 36 holes
of golf on four of the best courses in the
Southeast.
An excellent transportation network
links the area with the rest of Florida, the
Southeast, and beyond. Interstate 10, an
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Home to world's biggest air base

From page 8
east-west link to Tallahassee, Jacksonville,
Pensacola and New Orleans, among other
cities, is 20 minutes to the north.
Northwest Florida Regional Airport,
just outside Valparaiso, enjoys a new, spa- -
cious passenger terminal. Five airlines
operate flights to the hubs of Atlanta,
Memphis, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston,
Charlotte and Tampa, serving some
800,000 passengers a year. The runways,
those of adjacent Eglin Air Force Base,
can handle the largest jets.
The Twin Cities economy is as diverse
as those who support it. Although reliant
on the military missions of Eglin Air Force
Base, Hurlburt Field and Duke Field, it
also draws heavily on construction, retail,
and service industries.
The Defense Department plans to add
more than 4,990 military positions to Eglin
over the next five years, as it forms a train-
ing wing for the newest jet fighter, the F-
35, and as four Army Special Forces bat-
talions move here from North Carolina.
Technology-based industry is growing
more important to the area, making
Okaloosa County a technology leader in
Northwest Florida, and home to the
University of Florida's Research and The U.S. plans to add some 5,000 military positions to Eglin Air Force Base over the next five years, as it forms a training wing
Engineering Education Facility. for the newest jet fighter, the F-35, pictured, and as four Army Special Forces battalions move here from Ft. Bragg, N.C.


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Getting a car tag or registering to vote
Getting a car tag or registering to vote


Vehicle registration
All motor vehicles in Florida must be
registered and/or titled within 10 days of
moving to Florida. Trailers which weigh
2,000 pounds or more must be registered
and titled; trailers under 2,000 pounds need
only to be registered. Trailers under 2,000
pounds will need a bill of sale and last reg-
istration from previous owner. In some
cases they will need a certified weight slip
as well.
The county tax collector, as agent for the
Department of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles, processes registrations and titles,
and collects the necessary fees.
To obtain a Florida vehicle title and reg-
istration, motorists may bring the current
vehicle title, proof of Florida insurance, the
vehicle itself, and current state identification
to any office of the Okaloosa County Tax
Collector.
Proof of insurance from a
certified Florida agent or bro-
ker (binder, policy or card) is
required to purchase and *
renew a license plate in
Florida. The vehicle owner must present to
the tax collector documentation of Personal
Injury Protection (PIP) in the amount of at
least $10,000 and Protection Damage
Liability (PDL) insurance in the amount of
$10,000. Motorcycles, mobile homes, ves-
sels, and trailers are exempt from the insur-
ance requirement.


To transfer a Florida title, the seller must
complete the transfer information on the
current title, including purchaser's name,
the selling price, and the odometer reading
at the time of the sale. A bill of sale may be
submitted as proof of purchase price. Sales
tax will be collected if applicable, such as
when a vehicle was purchased out of state
less than six months prior and the state it
was purchased in has a reciprocal sales tax
(such as Alabama), and on any new pur-
chase. All transfers must be completed
within 30 days of the date the vehicle is
assigned by the seller or a fee is levied at
the time of transfer. Out-of-state titled vehi-
cles must be physically present when apply-
ing for tag and title.
Members of the U.S. armed forces sta-
tioned in Florida, but who maintain their
legal residence outside of Florida, are clas-
sified as nonresident military and are eligi-
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ble for lower registration fees.
To qualify for the lower military nonresi-
dent rates, the owner must submit a copy of
military orders. Proof of Florida insurance
is mandatory.
Military personnel who file for nonresi-
dent status on a vehicle will not be eligible
to file for a $50,000 homestead exemption
in Florida. Call the property appraiser's
office, 651-7240, for information.
Local tax collector office and hours are:
Niceville
506 Highway 85 North
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: (850) 651-7300
Mon. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5
p.m.
Limited driver's license services: Mon. 9
a.m.-5 p.m., Tues.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Website: www.okaloosatax.com.


Florida vehicle registrations can be
renewed at tax collectors' offices or online
at www.okaloosatax.com.
Driver's license
A Florida motor vehicle operator's
license is required within 30 days after
becoming a permanent resident of the state
(i.e., children enrolled in school system,
employment established, etc.). Those with a
valid license from another state may get a
Florida license by passing a visual exam
and paying a transfer fee. No written or
driving test is required. The Florida license
is valid for six to eight years.
Required are a current U.S. passport or
an original U.S. birth certificate (legal name
change document may be required), an out-
of-state driver license and
Social Security card. In
addition, two proofs of resi-
dential address are required.
Examples include: a piece
of mail with your address, a mortgage state-
ment or a rental lease agreement. Utility
bills will also be accepted. Please call 833-
9122 or 833-9123 to obtain the list of states
or visit the web site myflorida.com, click on
Floridian, then click on Driver's Licenses,
then click on Identifying Yourself.
Driver manuals may be obtained from
driver license stations:
restview, 197-A E. James Lee Blvd.,


Continued on page 11


Rocky Bayou Christian School

A K3-12 College Preparatory School



High-Achievement Elementary
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Therapy Services
Competitive Sports
Arts & Music


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Borrow a book, land a job, mail a letter


From page 10

Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 689-
7860 for information, 689-7861 for appoint-
ments.
-Fort Walton Beach, 115-D NW
Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach,
Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 833-
9121 for information, 833-9123 for appoint-
ments.
The Fort Walton Beach office will
close Sept. 30 and its operations will be
taken over by the Okaloosa County Tax
Collector's office located in the JG Plaza
section of the Uptown Station shopping
center on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton
Beach.
Manuals are also available at the
Niceville, Destin and Fort Walton Beach tax
collector's offices.
More information is available online at
www.gathergoget.com.
Driver's license services are also avail-
able at the Niceville, Destin and Fort
Walton Beach offices of the Okaloosa
County Tax Collector (see entries above,
under "Vehicle Registration"). Available at
tax collector's offices are most services,
such as original and renewal licenses,
change of name or address, and learner's
tests. Tax offices do not offer driving tests
for driver's licenses or commercial CDL
licenses. Driving tests are administered at
state examining stations.


Auto insurance
Florida law requires that all automobile
operators have no-fault insurance. Under
the no-fault law, a motorist's insurance
company pays for treatment of any personal
injuries received as a result of an auto acci-
dent, no matter who is at fault, up to
$10,000. You must show proof of this insur-
ance to obtain automobile tags.
Boat registration
All powerboats must be
titled and registered in
Florida. Register at the
Okaloosa County Tax
Collector's office in
Niceville, 506 Highway 85
North. For more information call 651-7300.
Voter registration
Register to vote at either of the
Supervisor of Elections offices located at


The state employ-
ment agency, Jobs
Plus, 409 Racetrack
Rd., Fort Walton
Beach, also oper-
ates a mobile center,
pictured, for people
seeking jobs.



302 Wilson St. N, Suite 102, Crestview, or
1804 Lewis Turner Blvd., Suite 404, Fort
Walton Beach, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. 5
p.m. You may call the Crestview
office at 689-5600 or the Fort |
Walton Beach office at 651-7272 \ff \
for additional information. J
Forms may also be obtained at
and submitted to Niceville City Library, 206
N. Partin Drive, and at the Valparaiso
Community Library, 459 Valparaiso Pkwy.
Forms may also be picked up and turned in
at other Okaloosa County public libraries,
Department of Children and Families
Services centers, Department of Labor
offices serving persons with disabilities
(such as Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation), driver's license offices, and
armed forces recruiting offices.
Registration forms can also be complet-
ed and printed off the Okaloosa County
Supervisor of Elections website, www.gov-


ote-okaloosa.com. In addition, voters can
make address changes on the website as
well. Contact the Elections Office with any
questions concerning registration.
Eligibility to register is defined on the
form, and no witnessing or administration
of an oath is required. Providing false infor-
mation on the form is a felony. Voters must
be registered at least 29 days before an elec-
tion to cast a ballot.
Absentee voting, military and overseas
voting, and early voting information is
available online and at the Supervisor of
Elections office.
For more information, please visit the
Supervisor of Elections website at
www.govote-okaloosa.com.
Employment agencies
Jobs Plus Employers' Service Center,
409 Racetrack Rd., Fort Walton Beach,
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 833-7587.
One-Stop Career Centers are located in
Fort Walton Beach, Crestview and
DeFuniak Springs-providing employment
and re-employment programs for our com-
munity through the Workforce
Development Board of Okaloosa and
Walton Counties. More information:
www.jobsplusonestop.com.
The Northwest Florida State College
Career Resource Center, 100 College Blvd.,
Niceville, in Building C2, Room 201, of the
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tChecklst for registering for school

Checklist for registering for school


From page 11
Niceville campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-
4:30, p.m. 729-5227.
Manpower Inc., 1191 N. Eglin Pkwy.,
Suite D., Shalimar. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-
5 p.m., 651-0015.
Kelly Services Inc., 1500 Freedom Self
Storage Road, Suite 4, Fort Walton Beach.
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 664-7649.
Post offices
Niceville: 90 N. Palm Blvd., Niceville,
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-
4:45 p.m., and Saturday, 9
a.m.-noon., 678-2021.
Valparaiso: 306 Edge
Ave., Valparaiso, Monday-Friday, 9 to
11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., and
Saturday, 9 a.m.-ll:30 a.m., 678-2921.
Bluewater Bay branch: 4400 E.
Highway 20, Merchants Walk, Suite 314,
Niceville, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4
p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 897-5063.
Libraries
Niceville City Library, 206 N. Partin
Dr., Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.,
Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sunday and
Monday. 729-4070.
Valparaiso Community Library, 459
Valparaiso Pkwy. Monday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.,
Tues.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5
p.m., 729-5406.


Both Niceville and Valparaiso libraries
are open to residents of either city and of
unincorporated areas of Okaloosa County.
Eglin Library, 305 W. "F' Street, Bldg.
278. Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed on Friday and government holidays.
882-5016.
Northwest Florida State College
Library, Main Campus Bldg. LRC.
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
(during the spring and fall terms). Closed
Sunday. 729-5318.
Registering for school
Florida law requires that children from
6 to 16 must attend school or be home
schooled. For detailed information about
registration requirements, call your neigh-
borhood school.
For assistance with determining which
public-school attendance zone your family
resides in, call the Okaloosa County School
District administrative offices, 833-3100, or
the Walton County School District, 850-
892-1100.
For assistance with registration require-
ments for Rocky Bayou Christian School,
call 678-7358.
For assistance with registration require-
ments for Collegiate High School, call 729-
4949.
Children may enter kindergarten in a


Florida law requires that chill
6 to 16 must attend school or
schooled.
public school if they 5 years old
before Sept. 1. Kindergarten attei
prerequisite for first grade.
Students who are at least 4 y
Sept. 1 may be eligible to attend
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPI
gram at select schools within the
County school system. This prog
only 3-and-a-half hours long and
must provide transportation. If in
Kathy Baird, 689-7211.
Documentation required for fi
registration includes the student's
tificate, Social Security number,
Certification of School entry med


performed within the previous 12 months
and proof of immunizations.
Each child shall have on file a Florida
certification of immunization documenting
the following:
K-12 (children entering, attending or
transferring to Florida schools): Four or
five doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and per-
tussis vaccine; three or four doses of polio
vaccine; two doses of measles, mumps, and
rubella vaccine; two or three doses of hepa-
titis B vaccine; one dose of varicella vac-
cine (kindergarten effective school year
2001-02, then each year and additional
grade); two doses of varicella vaccine
ren from (kindergarten effective 2008-09, then each
rbe home year and additional grade).
Pre-K: diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis
vaccine; polio vaccine; measles vaccine;
on or mumps vaccine; hepatitis B vaccine; vari-
ndance is a cella vaccine (effective school year 2001-
02); influenza type B (Hib) vaccine.
ears old by Seventh grade: tetanus-diphtheria boost-
a free er (Td or Tdap).
K) pro- Students entering a county school sys-
Okaloosa tem for the first time must present certifica-
ram is tion of a physical exam by a physician
parents within the previous 12 months, unless
terested: transferring from another Florida school
district.
rst-time Visit www.okaloosaschools.com
birth cer- (Okaloosa County) or
www.walton.kl2.fl.us (Walton County) for


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Obtaining utilities and other services


(Area code: 850)

Electricity
Cities of Niceville, Valparaiso and areas
west of Rocky Bayou
bridge
Gulf Power Co.
1057 E. John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: 800-225-5797
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F Drive-
through-4:45 p.m.
www.gulfpower.com
Bluewater Bay and other areas
east of Rocky Bayou bridge
Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (Chelco)
1401 Cat-Mar Rd.
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: 800-342-0990
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
www.chelco.com
Natural gas
Okaloosa Gas District
P.O. Box 548
364 Valparaiso Pkwy.
Valparaiso, FL 32580
Phone: 729-4700
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
www.okaloosagas.com
Water and sewer
Niceville and adjacent unincorporated
areas between Valparaiso
and Rocky Bayou bridge


Niceville City Hall
Public Works
208 N. Partin Dr.
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: 729-4000
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday-Friday
Maintenance: 729-4064
Mon.-Thurs. 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
cityofniceville.org
Valparaiso
Valparaiso City Hall
465 Valparaiso Pkwy.
Valparaiso, FL 32580
Phone: 729-5402
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
www.valp.org
Areas east of Rocky Bayou
bridge
to Okaloosa County line
Okaloosa Co. Water & Sewer
1804 Lewis Tumer Blvd. Suite 300
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Phone: 651-7171
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
1401 Cat-Mar Rd. (Chelco Bldg.)


Niceville, FL 32578
Tuesday & Friday only
8 a.m.- noon, 1:30-5 p.m.
812 James Lee Blvd.
(same bldg. as Health
Dept.)
Crestview, FL 32539
Phone: 689-7922
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8
a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m.
www.co.okaloosa.fl.us


Garbage and other waste
Niceville


Niceville City Hall
Public Works
208 N. Partin Dr.
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: 729-4000
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
www.cityofniceville.org


City of Niceville utilities serve not only the
municipality itself, but also unincorporated
areas west of Rocky Bayou.


Villa Tasso & Choctaw Beach
North Bay Water System
112 Highway 20 West
Freeport, FL 32439
Phone: 835-2822
8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F
www.freeportflorida.gov


Valparaiso
Valparaiso City Hall
465 Valparaiso Pkwy.
Valparaiso, FL 32580
Phone: 729-5402
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
www.valp.org
Unincorporated areas in Okaloosa
and Walton counties
Waste Management
108 Hill Ave.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: 862-7141
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
www.wm.com
Household hazardous waste,
countywide, Okaloosa County
Okaloosa County Recycling Office
Public Works
South County Public Works Yard, two doors down
from
84 Ready Ave.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: 651-7390
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From page 13
By appointment: Thursday from 1-3 p.m. and the
third Saturday of each month from 7-11 a.m.
Crestview drop: 1759 S. Ferdon Ave
Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. No appt. needed
Phone: 689-5772
www.co.okaloosa.fl.us (see drop listings)
Used motor oil
City of Niceville
Niceville residents only (county residents, call
651-7395)
723 27th St.
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: 729-4064
Public works hours: Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m.-
5:30 p.m.
Oil dropped off by appointment only
www.cityofniceville.org
Auto Zone
193 E. John Sims Parkway
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: 678-3881
B & T Lubrication Center
1198 E. John Sims Parkway
Niceville, FL 32578
Recycling newspapers, cans, bottles,
weekly curbside pickup


All areas
Waste Management
108 Hill Ave.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: 862-7141


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Monday-Fnday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Call for pickup schedule for your street.
www.wm.com
Recycling to benefit fireworks
All areas
To help fund the July 4th fireworks display, donate
your aluminum cans any time in the recycling bin
in front of Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive.
Also benefiting the fireworks, the City of
Valparaiso collects aluminum cans, paper and
cardboard at Valparaiso City Hall, at 465
Valparaiso Parkway, open 24/7.


Aluminum cans
may be
recycled for
curbside
pickup, or taken
to a recycling
bin at Niceville
City Hall,
pictured, whose
proceeds
benefit the
community's
July 4 fireworks
display.




Telephone
CenturyLink
Local phone: 811
Long distance: 1-800-339-1811
www.centurylink.com
Cox Communications
Parkway East Plaza
1173 E. John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578, Phone: 729-1269
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
www.cox.com


Cable television
All areas except Valparaiso
Cox Communications
Parkway East Plaza
1173 E. John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: 729-1269
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
www.cox.com
Valparaiso
Valparaiso Broadband
465 Valparaiso Pkwy.
Valparaiso, FL 32580
Phone: 729-5404, option 2
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
www.valp.tv
Newspapers
The Bay Beacon (weekly)
1181 E. John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: 678-1080
Fax: 729-3225
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
baybeacon.com


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(daily)
200 NW Racetrack Rd.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: 863-1111
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Superior Residences of Niceville/
Memory Care
(850) 897-2244
Toll Free 1-877-385-8400
2300 North Partin Dr.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.superioralf.cormniceville



Cool Stylz Studio
(850) 279-4620
1107 John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.coolstylzstudio.com

Hair Illusions
(850) 897-4897
4400 E. Hwy. 20, Ste. 309
Niceville, FL 32578

Ritz Salon
(850) 897-4466
4550 E. Hwy. 20, Ste. E
Niceville, FL 32578

The Summit II in Hair
(850) 678-1977
101 E. John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.summit2inhair.com



Lee Automotive
(850) 279-6617
1010 E. John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.leeautomotive.com



Best Buy Carpet
(850) 678-0041
115 Bullock Blvd.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.bestbuycarpetinc.com



Angels Are Us
Lic. #C010K0009
(850) 678-3140
170 N. John Sims Pkwy.
Valparaiso, Fl 32580



First Baptist Church of Niceville
(850) 678-4621
622 Bayshore Dr.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.fbcniceville.org

New Beginnings Fellowship
(850) 259-5431 (Pastor)
(850) 420-8384 (Office)
379 Edge Ave.
Valparaiso, FL 32580
pastor@experiencenewbeginnings.com
www.experiencenewbeginnings.com

Rocky Bayou Baptist Church
(850) 678-6062
2401 Partin Dr., N
Niceville, FL 32578
www.rockybayoubaptist.org



Northwest Florida State College
(850) 729-6922
100 College Blvd.
Niceville, FL 32578
www. nwfstatecollege.edu



Happy Computers
(850) 729-7845
467-B S. John Sims Pkwy. S
Valparaiso, FL 32580



Cooling Services Air Conditioning and
Heating Experts
(850) 269-1964
www.coolservicesllc.com


Divine Consign
(850) 897-1083
4550-1 Hwy., 20 E.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.bluewaterconsign.com



Eglin Federal Credit Union
(850) 862-0111
4558 Hwy. 20
Niceville, FL 32578
(800) 367-6159
Eglin Air Force Base
www.eglinfcu.org



Ballet Conservatory
(850) 897-2933
Cypress Corner Shopping Center
4677 East Hwy. 20
Niceville, FL 32578

Destin School of Music and Dance
(850) 837-1133
4010 Commons Dr., West Ste #118
Destin, FL 32541
www.floridaballetconservatorycom



Niceville Family Dental
(850) 729-1223
908 S. Palm Blvd.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.com



Mullis Eye Institute
(850) 678-5338
115 Bailey Dr.
Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 682-5338
930 N. Ferdon Blvd.
Crestview, FL 32536

Emerald Coast Eye Institute, PA
(850) 267-0426
7720 Hwy 98 W., Ste. 380
Destin, FL 32550
(850) 862-4001
1034 Mar Walt Dr. Ste. 200
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 689-3067
550 W. Redstone Ave.,Ste. 490
Crestview, FL 32536
www.emeraldeye.com



Niceville Hearing Center
"Where Sound Decisions Matter"
Northwest Florida's NuVitae Distribution
Warehouse
(850) 678-3277 (Office)
1155 John Sims Pkwy. E
Niceville, FL 32578
www.nicevillehearingcenter.com
grant@earcareassociates.com

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City of Valparaiso
(850) 729-5402
465 Valparaiso Pkwy. (Hwy. 190)
Valparaiso, FL 32580
www.valp.org



Bay Area Better Hearing
(850) 279-4545
4400 Hwy. 20 E., Ste. 208
Merchants Walk
Niceville, FL 32578
www.bayareabetterhearing.com

EarCare Associates/Niceville Hearing Center
(850) 678-3277(Ears)
1155 John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.earcareassociates.com


Five Star Outdoor Living
(850) 897-5293
P.O. Box 5081
Niceville, FL 32578
www.fivestaroutdoor.com



Twin Cities Hospital
(850) 678-4131
2190 Hwy. 85 N
Niceville, FL 32578
www.tchospital.com

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
(850) 862-1111
1000 Mar Walt Dr.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547
www.fwbmc.com



Hampton Inn
(850) 897-4675 (800) Hampton
4400 Ansley Dr.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.niceville.hamptoninn.com
(850) 837-7889
Sandestin, 10861 U.S. Hwy. 98
Destin, FL 32550

Holiday Inn Express
(850) 678-9131
106 Bayshore Dr.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.hiexpress.cormnicevillefl
(888) 515-5173



Linn's Prestige Kitchens and Baths
(850) 837-9669
12236 Emerald Coast Pkwy. W
Destin, FL 32550
(850) 862-6822
218 Green Acres Road, Ste. 100
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
www.linnskitchens.com



NorthLight Yacht Club
(850) 678-2350
115 John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.northlightmarina.com



White-Wilson Medical Center
(850) 897-4400
2001 East Hwy. 20, Niceville, Florida 32578
(850) 863-8100
Clinic I Business & Administrative Offices,
1005 Mar-Walt Dr.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547



BDB Custom Motorcycles
(850) 897-1769
93 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578



The Bay Beacon
(850) 678-1080
1181 E. John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578
info@baybeacon.com

The Eglin Flyer
(850) 678-1080
1181 E. John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578
info@eglinflyer.com

The Hurlburt Patriot
(850) 678-1080
1181 E. John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578
info@hurlburtpatriot.com


Bluewater Orthopedics
(850) 897-8081
1950 Bluewater Blvd., Ste. 100, Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 897-8081
550 W. Redstone Ave. #200, Crestview, FL 32579
(850) 622-3713
7720 U.S. Hwy. 98 West, Ste. 200, Destin, FL 32541
Sacred Heart Medical Building
www.bluewaterorthopedics.com

Orthopaedic Associates/The Spine Institute
(850) 678-2249
554-D Twin Cities Blvd., Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 837-3926
36500 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL 32541
(850) 863-2153
1034 Mar Walt Dr., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
www.orthoassociates.net www.oaspine.com



Russell's Painting
(850) 897-5632



ABC Pediatrics
(850) 729-3575
1403 Cat-Mar Rd.
Niceville, FL 32578
(850)689-0900
127 Redstone Ave. Ste B
Crestview, FL 32579



Laura's Pet & Horse Supply
(850) 678-2270
1051 John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578



Nancy Knowles
(850) 217-7205
Niceville, FL 32578
nanmaestro@aol.com



Recreation Services Inc.
(850) 897-3664
1050 Bay Dr.
Niceville, FL 32578



Wee School & Starrs Preschool
First Baptist Church
(850) 729-6915 (850) 678-4621
622 Bayshore Dr.
Niceville, FL 32578



Baywalk Real Estate, Inc.
(850) 897-1101
4566 E. Hwy. 20, Ste. 104
Niceville, FL 32578
JANEHR@aol.com www.baywalk2.com

Carriage Hills Realty
(850) 678-5178 (800) 874-8929
1821 John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.carriagehills.com realtor@carriagehills.com

Emerald Dunes Real Estate
(850) 678-5498
Toll Free (866) 678-5498
Fax (850) 678-6705
902 C. Palm Blvd. S. (near Subway)
Niceville, FL 32578
www.EmeraldDunesRealEstate.com

Marina Cove Realty
(850) 897-SOLD (7653)
290 Yacht Club Dr.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.MarinaCoveRealty.com

Resortquest R/E BWB
(850) 897-5800
4550 Hwy 20 E., Ste. F
Niceville, FL 32578
www.resortquestniceville.com


Beef 'O' Brady's
(850) 897-3964
Fax: (850) 897-3189
4538 Hwy. 20 E., Bluewater Bay,
Niceville, FL 32578
(850)837-9710
Fax: (850) 837-7144
At The Shops At Sandestin
9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Ste. 22
Marimar Beach, FL 32550

Boathouse Landing Restaurant
(850) 678-2805
124 John Sims Pkwy.
Valparaiso, FL 32580
www.theboathouselanding.com

Compass Rose Restaurant & Bar
(850) 389-2125
303 Glen Ave.
Valparaiso, FL 32580

Helga's Restaurant & Biergarten
(850) 678-6800
4504 E. Hwy. 20
Niceville, FL 32578
helgasgermanrestaurant.com

Old Mexico Mexican Restaurant
(850) 729-1127
1177 John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 729-0081
Merchants Walk Bluewater Bay
4506 E. Hwy. 20, Ste. 150
Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 678-4400
318 Valparaiso Pkwy.
Valparaiso, FL 32580

One 20 a Modern Bistro
(850) 729-2120
120 Partin Dr.
Niceville, FL 32578
one20amodernbistro.com

Tisa's Pizzeria
(850)729-3882
626 John Sims Pkwy. W
Niceville, FL 32578



Rocky Bayou Christian School
(850) 678-7358
2101 N. Partin Dr.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.rbcs.org



Mattie Kelly Arts Center
(850)729-6000
100 College Blvd.
Niceville, FL 32578
www.mattiekellartscenter.org



Mid-Bay Bridge Authority
(850) 897-1428
4400 E. Hwy. 20, Ste. 403
Niceville, FL, 32578
midbaybridge@sprintmail.com www.mid-baycom



Kodiak Tree Service
(850) 279-6999
418 Government Ave./Hwy 85
Valparaiso, FL 32580
www.kodiaktreeservice.com



Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, Inc.
(CHELCO)
Bluewater Bay
(850) 892-2111 (800) 342-0990
1350 W. Baldwin Ave.
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
www.chelco.com www.touchstoneenergy.com



Parkway Veterinary Hospital
(850) 678-9733
1101 E John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578












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ABC Pediatrics........................ ........................... F-9
A ngels A re U s.................................................... ..................... B-3
Ballet Conservatory...................... ...... ....................E-9
Bay Area Better Hearing................................... ..................... E-8
B ay B eaco n ....................................................... ..........................B -5
Baywalk Real Estate........................................ .....................E-9
B D B C ycles ....................................................... ..........................B -3
Beef 'O Brady's ................................................. ..................... E-8
Best Buy Carpet................................................. C-5
Bluewater O rthopedics ..................................... ..................... E-7
Boathouse Landing......................... ......................... C-3
C marriage H ills ..................................................... .................... B-6
Chelco/Sunsouth ....................................................Niceville
Compass Rose Restaurant & Bar .....................................C-3
Cool Stylz Studio.................................................B-5
Cooling Services Experts........................... .....................Destin
Destin School of Music and Dance..................... ..........................G-9
Divine Consign ............................................................ E-8
EarCare Assoc/Niceville Hearing Center..........................................B-5
Eglin Flyer.................................... .... ................... B-5
Emerald Coast Eye Inst...............................Destin, Fort Walton Beach
Em erald Dunes Realty ..................................... ..................... C-4
First Baptist Church/NV .................................... ..................... B-4
Five Star Outdoor Living ............................. ............. Niceville
H air Illusions ............................................. ....... ................... . E-8
Ham pton Inn ................... ................................D-7
Happy Com puters ........................... ............... ..................... E-2
Helga's Restaurant & Biergarten................... ..........................E-8
Holiday Inn...................... ....................... ... B-3
H urlburt Patriot .................................................. ..................... B-5
Know les, N ancy ........................................ ....... ............. N iceville
Kodiak Tree Service................................................B-2
Laura's Pet................... ............................... B-5
Lee Automotive........................ ..........................B-5
M arina Cove Realty .......................................... ..................... D-7
M attie Kelly Arts Center .......................................... .....................A-4
Mid-Bay Bridge/E.W. Bullock..........................................G-9
M ullis Eye Institute ............................................ ..................... B-5
New Beginnings Fellowship..................... ..........................Valparaiso
Niceville Fam ily Dental ..................................... ..................... C-4
Niceville Hearing Center/NuVitae............................................B-5
NorthLight Yacht Club ....................................... ..................... B-3
Northwest Florida State College .................................................A-4
O ld M exico .............................................. ......... ............ B-5, C -2, D -8
O ne 20 a M modern Bistro ...................................... ...... ........... B-4
O rthopaedic Associates .......................................... .....................A-3
Parkway Veterinary ..................... ........... ................... ...........B-5
Prestige Kitchens & Baths...........................Destin, Fort Walton Beach
Recreational Services ....................................... ..................... E-7
R esort Q uest ..................................................... .....................E-8
Ritz Salon ............................... .................... ..E-8
Rocky Bayou Baptist Church .........................................................A-6
Rocky Bayou Christian School..................... .....................B-6
R ussell's Painting ....................................... ........ ............ N iceville
Summit 2........................ ...........................B-3
Superior Residence of NV ............... .................A-6
Tisa's Restaurant........................ ..... ..................... B-2
Twin Cities Hospital ................................... ................A-3
Twin Cities Transm mission .................................. ..................... B-4
Valparaiso, City of ............................................. ..................... C-2
W hite W ilson ..................................................... ..................... D -7


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Niceville High School Collegiate High School Rocky Bayou Ruckel Middle School
at NWF State College Christian School


-800 E. John C. Sims Pkwy., Niceville
-nicevillehighschool.org
-Grades: 9-12
-Phone: 833-4114
-Hours: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Principal: Linda Smith
-Enrollment: 1900 students
-Staff: 141 staff and teachers
-Booster president: Jim Evans
-SAC chair: Heather Kilbey
-Volunteer coordinator: Rebekah Ellis
-420 volunteers
-Ranked by Newsweek as No. 131 among the
highest-performing high schools in America.
-Ranked first in Florida in 5-A athletics among pub-
lic schools.
-$8.5 million achieved in scholarships.
-Special facilities or programs: Advanced Studies,
Advanced Placement, AICE, Honors, Gifted; and
dual enrollment. Career Readiness, CHOICE
(Information Technology, Aviation, Culinary, Design),
Family and Consumer Science, Jr. ROTC, Physical
Education, Leadership Education, Early Childhood
Education, Executive Internship, Interior and
Fashion, ESE, FCAT remediation, Credit recovery,
Intensive Studies programs, award winning fine arts
to include art, band, chorus, drama, forensics, Web
design.
-Sports: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-
country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, ten-
nis, track, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling.
-College board average scores: ACT composite,
23.1; SAT writing 518; SAT math 546, SAT critical
reading 539.
-Class of 2010 had 175 AP scholars, six National
AP scholars, 11 commended, five semifinalists and
four National Merit Scholars.
-Class of 2010 had National Hispanic Scholar and
a National Achievement Scholar.


-100 E. College Blvd., Niceville (Northwest
Florida State College)
-www.nwfcollegiatehigh.org
-Grades: 10-12
-Phone: 729-4949
-Hours: 9:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
-Director: Charla Cotton
-Enrollment: 275
-Staff: 17 plus Northwest Florida State College
faculty
-This public charter high school allows students
the opportunity to complete their high school
diploma and earn college credit simultaneously.
Students participate in college classes alongside
college-age students. Students who cannot meet
the rigors of dual enrollment participate in a prec-
ollegiate curriculum.
-Special facilities or programs: All NWFSC stu-
dent facilities are open to Collegiate High School
students.
-Collegiate HS students may participate in
extracurricular activities at their home school.
Sports, bands, clubs: All NWFSC student organi-
zations are open to Collegiate High School stu-
dents. The Collegiate High School also has its
own organizations such as yearbook, student
government, academic team and thespians.
-Average college board scores: ACT composite,
25.7; SAT critical reading, 593; SAT math, 590;
SAT writing, 576.

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Steve Hughes Diane Cocchiarefla Carrie Leugers Mindy Barrett Liz Newberry
(502-1014) (830-3568) 1 (974-5436) 1 (687-3377) 1 (687-0776)
Property Manager (850) 897-2683
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-21010 N. Partin Drive, Niceville
-www.rbcs.org
-Grades: Kindergarten through 12, plus VPK and
K-3 -K-5
-Phone: 678-7358
-Hours: 8:05 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
-Superintendent: Michael Mosley
-Enrollment: 650 students
-Staff: 75 teachers
-Two-track grade system: One track for advanced
students, the other for regular students.
-Special facilities or programs: Special Services
Department certified by National Institute for
Learning Disabilities serves special needs students,
home school assistance, summer camp programs,
full service transportation. Accepts Florida McKay
scholarships, as well as Step Up for Students.
-Extracurricular: Elementary school band, middle
school band, high school band (which marched in
2008 Cotton Bowl Parade), chamber choir, praise
band, football, cross-country, track, baseball, softball,
boys and girls basketball, soccer, volleyball, golf,
cheerleading, chorus, drama, chapel, Missions Club,
Teen Political Affairs Club, Junior Classical League,
Academic Team, Math Club, Leadership Trek.
-College board average scores: ACT composite,
26.4; SAT, 1800
-$3.5 million in scholarships offered to 47 gradu-
ates in 2009.




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-201 N. Partin Drive, Niceville
-www.ruckelmiddleschool.com
-Grades: 6-8
-Phone: 833-4142
-Fax: 883-3291
-Hours: 7:45 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
-Principal: Debra Collins Goolsby
-Enrollment: 850 students
-Staff: 70 faculty and staff
-Two counselors: Laura Long and Liz Smith
-State report card grade: A
-PTO president: Scott Jenkins
-SAC chair: To be elected
-488 volunteers
-Special facilities or programs: SMART Center (A Boys
and Girls Club after school program) award winning year-
book, gifted program, Spanish classes, personal fitness
classes, Web page design classes, advanced art class,
certified reading teachers, reading classes 6-8, advanced
class, A/R program, before-school breakfast, four comput-
er labs, new robotics lab, classrooms and media center-
all networked and Internet-accessible, Real World and
Academics Meet (RAM), six courses for high school cred-
it, Intensive Blocked Remediation program, Americorp
Volunteer Program, Okaloosa, Youth Week/ Okaloosa
County Sheriffs Office. School of choice. Success Center
for after-school homework assistance and Math Tutoring
M-Th after school,
-Sports: football, cross-country, baseball, softball, volley-
ball, track, basketball, golf, tennis, soccer, swimming,
cheerleading, dance team, summer sports program.
-Music: Football band, concert/symphonic band, jazz
band, Ambassadors (select choir), chorus, 5th-grade band
program, summer music program, majorettes.
-Clubs: Math Counts, National Junior Honor Society,
Knowledge Masters, SADD, Multicultural Club, Academic
Team, Math Team, Yearbook, Chess Club, Book Cafe,
Multicultural Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and
Literary Guild.

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the bayou
* Ships Store, pristine shower and laundry facilities
* Custom fish-cleaning station, navigation
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Nutshell descriptions of area schools


Lewis School


Destin Middle School


Bluewater Elementary School Edge Elementary School


-281 Mississippi Ave., Valparaiso
-www.lewismiddleschool.com
-Grades: K-8
-Phone: 833-4130
-Hours: 7:30 a.m.-2:05 p.m.
-Principal: Mike Fantaski
-Enrollment: 620 students
-Staff: 80 teachers and staff
-State report card grade: A
-PTO president: Andrea Hill
-SAC chair: Jo Culberson
-Volunteers & Mentors: Pang Shaffer
-200 volunteers
-Incorporates former Valparaiso Elementary School,
379 Edge Ave., Valparaiso, which is site for pre-K,
kindergarten, and 1st grade. 7:15 a.m.-1:50 p.m.
-Special facilities or programs: math and science pro-
grams for gifted fifth graders, art suite,
technology/applied physics lab, science lab, girls' var-
sity complex, soccer, baseball, softball complex, beach
volleyball, band suite, air-conditioned gym and well-
ness room, exceptional education, television studio,
radio station, networked and Internet-accessible com-
puter lab.
-Incorporation Stem Programs in science, technology
and math.
-Sports: cross-country, volleyball, football, basketball,
soccer, golf, tennis, softball, baseball, track, summer
sports. Many opportunities for fifth and sixth graders.
-Exemplary programs: Encore fine arts program
including marching band and two symphonic bands,
beginning band, jazz band, exploratory wheel, drama,
High Flight select chorus, show choir, advanced art,
Web design, Spanish, television/radio/multi-media pro-
duction. Accelerated, meritorious and enhancement
courses in all grade levels. Intensive reading, writing
and math, talented and gifted, fitness and weight train-
ing, high school credit courses, pre-AP curriculum.
-Co-curricular activities: Earth Club, Builders Club,
National Junior Honor Society, student council, math
team, academic team, yearbook and dance team.


-4608 Legendary Marina Drive, Destin
-www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us/destinm
-Grades: 5-8
-Phone: 833-7655
-Hours: 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. *,
-Principal: Diane Kelley
-Enrollment: 645
-Staff: 59
-State report card grade: A
-SAC Chair: TBA
-Volunteer coordinator: Sue MacDonald
-Special facilities or programs: emphasis in technolo-
gy and fine arts (band, dance, media production,
French, Spanish, visual arts, graphic art and design),
"School of Choice" for Bluewater community, football
stadium, lighted fields, weight room with state-of-the-
art fitness equipment, two networked Internet-accessi-
ble computer labs, tech lab, Splash TV studio, art stu-
dio, air-conditioned gym, certified counselor,
Accelerated Math, Star Math.
-Sports: cross-country, volleyball, football, basketball,
soccer, swim, tennis, softball, baseball, track, golf.
-Exemplary programs: cheer/dance team, tumbling,
band, academic team, Builders Club, yearbook, Math
Counts, Knowledge Masters, art exhibit, Accelerated
Reader program, Beta Club, state science fair finalists,
Boat Race (7th grade), Student Council, jazz band,
marching band, symphonic band, beginning and inter-
mediate band, Algebra, Web Design, Geometry for
high school credit, anti-bullying campaign,
gifted/advanced courses, community mentoring pro-
gram, 5th grade French/ Fine Arts connection partner-
ship with Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation.


-4545 Range Road, Niceville
-www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us/bluewater
-Grades: K through 5
-Phone: 833-4240 t ,
-Fax: 833-4232
-Hours: 8:50 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
-Principal: Janet Norris .
-Enrollment: 750 students
-Staff: 80 (faculty and staff)
-State report card grade: A
-Sports, Bluewater Overture Orchestra, clubs,
Student Council (grades 3-5), Seminole Singers (fifth),
Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Accelerated
Reader, Accelerated Math, Bluewater Green Team,
Young Astronauts Club, Camp Invention and Art sum-
mer camps, Safety Patrol. Day Care, Art class and
Green Team activities available on Early Release days
-Full-time immersion class for gifted students in
grades 1 through 5
-Day care hours: 6:15-8:45 a.m., 3:15-6 p.m.
Daycare coordinator: Gina White
-PTO president: Maya Fair
-SAC chair: Gary Turner
-Volunteer coordinator: Dana Young
-350 volunteers. Received Golden School Award for
volunteer program.
-Consistently scores in the top 1 percent of all tested
Florida schools.
-Early release for Teacher Professional
Development first Thursday of each month with dis-
missal at 12:50 p.m.


-300 N. Highway 85, Niceville
-www.okaloosa.kl2.fl.us/edge/
-Phone: 833-4138
-Hours: 8:20 a.m.-2:50 p.m.
-Principal: Shelly Arneson
-Enrollment: 510 students
-Staff: 60 (faculty and staff)
-State report card grade: A
-PTO President: Kayra Donahoo
-SAC chairperson: Joseph Bowers
-Volunteer Coordinators: Maria Lewis/ Angie
Seabrook
-400+ volunteers
-Sports, band, clubs: chorus, Boomwhackers,
"Orff"estra, K-Kids, Tiger News Crew Television
network, Paw Print Express (school-wide post
office). Leadership Clubs, Edge Mile Club, After-
School Spanish Classes
-Gifted classes, speech occupational therapy,
physical therapy.
-Closed circuit TV studio, computer lab.
-Mentor, tutoring programs, quarterly awards pro-
gram (academics and character).
-Day care hours: 6:30-8 a.m., 2:50-6 p.m.
-Summer day care program, including off campus
field trips.


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2et _2


r We serve

the best pizza

in town!



BEVERAGES
Iced Tea
Fountain Soda
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain
Dew, Dr. Pepper, Sierra Mist
Bottled Beer
Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors
Light, Miller Lite, Michelob
Ultra, Michelob Light,
Yuengling, Heineken,
Corona
Draft Beer
Budweiser, Bud Light,
Michelob Ultra, Amber
Bock, Miller Lite, Yuengling,
Sam Adams, Pabst Blue
Ribbon
Full Liquor Bar


PIZZA TOPPINGS
Pepperoni
Italian Sausage
Beef Ham
Mushrooms Onions
Green Peppers
Black Olives
Banana Peppers
Bacon Feta Cheese
Spinach
Roasted Red Peppers
Artichoke Hearts
Fresh Garlic
Fresh Basil
Grilled Chicken
Roma Tomatoes
Salami Anchovies


pizzeria


APPETIZERS
W ing s ................................... ............. $6.95
Tasty Wings with our hot or mild sauce or try the sweet
BBQ sauce
M ozzarella Sticks.....................................$5.95 s
Italian style cheese sticks
Bread Sticks ........................................... $4.95 I
Mozzarella Bread .................................. $4.95 F
Fried Mushroom s................................... $5.95 t
Golden battered mushrooms c
Fried Calamari Rings ............................$5.95 r
Served with our homemade marinara sauce F
O nion Rings............................. ........... 5.95 F
Beer battered onion rings r
Chicken Fingers .................................... $5.95
Regular breaded chicken fingers or Buffalo style.
Popcorn Shrim p..................................... $5.95 s
Fried breaded popcorn shrimp c
M ussels........................................ ..... $8.95
Steamed mussels in garlic, wine sauce.

SALADS
All salads are served with bread L
Antipasto Salad (for 2).........................12.95 L
A variety of meats, cheese, olives, and peppers served s
over a bed of lettuce with Italian oil. L
Crispy Chicken Salad ..........................$7.95 L
Crispy Chicken tenders served over our house salad s
Grilled Chicken Caesar.........................$7.95
Grilled tender chicken served over a Caesar salad. T
C hef salad............................................. $6.95
Ham, roast beef, onions, tomatoes, green L
peppers, black olives and mozzarella cheese served F
over a bed of lettuce. R

CHILDREN'S MENU L
L
Children 12 & Under z
Chicken fingers and fries.........................$4.95
Popcorn shrimp and fries.......................$4.95 T
Spaghetti and bread..............................$4.95 c


(850) 729-3882

DINE-IN OR TAKE-OUT
626 John Sims Parkway, W., Niceville, FL 32578
OPEN: Sun.-Thur. llam-9pm, Fri. & Sat. 1 lam-10pm

SUBS AND SANDWICHES
All subs and sandwiches are served with your choice of chips or
slaw. Add onion rings or fries for $1.95.


hilly Cheese Steak...........$6.95
teak, green peppers, onions, and pro-
'olone cheese.
talian ................................ $6.95
'epperoni, salami, ham lettuce, toma-
o, roasted red peppers, onion, black
)lives and balsamic vinaigrette, and
)rovolone cheese.
'astrami Melt..................$6.95
astrami, provolone, and mustard on
ye bread.
Crispy Buffalo Chicken
Sandwich ......................... $6.95
Thicken tenders dipped in our wing
auce, served with lettuce tomato and
'heese.


Fried Fish Sub......................$6.95
Fresh Tilapia with lettuce, tomato and
onion.
M eatball.............................$6.95
Italian meatballs covered in
marinara sauce and mozzarella.
Crispy Bacon
Ranch Chicken ................$6.95
Chicken tenders with bacon,
lettuce, tomato, onion and cheese.
French Dip ........................ $6.95
Tender roast beef covered with
provolone cheese and served
with au jus.


ITALIAN ENTREES
Lunch served until 4 p.m.
All Entrees are served with bread, spinach & side salad.
inguini with Clams..............Lunch $6.95 Dinner $12.95
inguini with clam served in your choice of a white wine sauce or marinara
auce.
inguini Alfredo ....................Lunch $6.95 Dinner $12.95
inguini pasta tossed with creamy Parmesan Alfredo sauce. Add chicken or
hrimp for $1.00
tortellini .................................Lunch $6.95 Dinner $12.95
ortellini pasta stuffed with cheese and topped with our pink sauce.
paghetti with Meatball ........Lunch $6.95 Dinner $12.95
inguini pasta with meat ball and topped with marinara sauce.
ravioli ................................... Lunch $6.95 Dinner $12.95
'avioli pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese topped with your choice of marinara or
)ink sauce.
asagna ............................... Lunch $6.95 Dinner $12.95
asagna pasta hand layered with ground beef, spinach, Par mesan and moz-
arella cheeses.
Chicken Parmesan ..............Lunch $6.95 Dinner $12.95
ender chicken breaded and baked in marinara sauce, covered with Par mesan
cheese.


M ussels ................................. Lunch $6.95
Steamed Mussels served in a white wine, garlic sauce.


Dinner $12.95


PIZZA
CALZONES $6.95
Your favorite pizza topping stuffed into our pizza dough with mozzarella
cheese and light sauce, then brushed with garlic olive oil.
Additional toppincs .75 ea.


DESIGN YOUR OWN PIZZA
10" Small $6.95 + Add topping .75 ea
14" Medium $9.95 + Add topping $1.00 ea
$16" Extra Large $12.95 + Add topping $1.50 ea


SPECIALTY PIZZA
Philly Cheese Steak........Small $9.95 /Medium $13.95 /Extra Large $15.95 Seafood Feast Pizza ...Extra Large Only $24.95
Topped with sauteed steak, onions, and green peppers on our delicious Alfredo sauce. Shrimp, clams, muscles, crab meat and fried calamari rings sauteed in our white
Monterey White Pizza ....Small $9.95 /Medium $13.95 /Extra Large $16.95 garlic wine sauce and topped on our Alfredo white pizza sauce and gar nished
Grilled chicken, spinach, roasted red peppers, artichokes and Roma tomatoes on with fine chopped tomatoes.
Alfredo sauce. Buffalo Crispy Chicken
BBQ Chicken Pizza ........Small $9.95 /Medium $12.95 /Extra Large $14.95 ....................................Small $9.95 /Medium $15.95 /Extra Large
BBQ sauce topped with mozzarella cheese and layered with tender chicken. $18.95
Our 4 Ibs. Luigi Special ..Small $9.95 /Medium $15.95 /Extra Large $18.95 Our Buffalo wing sauce topped with Mozzarella cheese and crispy chicken fin-
Topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, beef, ham, onions, mushrooms, and green pep- gers. Try Blue cheese dressing or Ranch for dipping.
pers. Chicken Cordon Bleu Small $9.95 /Medium $15.95 /Extra Large
Taco Pizza .....................Small $9.95 /Medium $15.95 /Extra Large $18.95 $18.95
Salsa as your sauce, topped with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, beef, diced toma- White pizza sauce topped with chicken, onion, ham and broccoli.
toes, onions, black olives, and lettuces


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Portraits of Twin Cities schools


Plew Elementary
School

-220 Pine Ave., Niceville
-www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us/Plew/
-Grades K through 5
-Phone: 833-4100
-Hours: 8:20 a.m.-2:50 p.m.
-Principal: David Larrimore
-Enrollment: 630 students
-Staff: 42 teachers
-State report card grade: A
-Sports, chorus, Young Astronauts (5th),
Knowledge Masters, Chess Club, Spanish
Club, Mile Club, Oval Art, Sunshine Math,
Accelerated Reader., Accelerated Math.
-PLA: Joan Martin, president; Lori Plourd,
vice president.
-SAC chair: Carol Olmstead
-Volunteer coordinator: Melissa Berry
-685 volunteers
-Day care hours: 6:30-8:20 a.m., 2:50-
6 p.m.
Summer day care hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6
p.m.




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Freeport
High School
-12615 Hwy. 331 Business, Freeport
www.waltoncountyschooldistrict.com
-Grades: 9-12
-Phone: 892-1201
-Hours: 7:40 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
-Principal: Shirley Foster
-Assistant principal: Charlie Marello
-Enrollment: 352
-Faculty and staff: 48
-SIP Chair: Gloria Miller
-Volunteer Carla Hunt, media special-
ist and volunteer coordinator
-Counselor: Jessica Obert
-Special programs: Various dual
enrollment classes, DCT, teacher
assisting program, Web design,
Engineering classes and business com-
puter classes, FCAT remediation and
grade retrieval programs.
-Extra-curricular programs: Band,
baseball, basketball, cheerleading,
cross country, football, golf, soccer,
softball, track, volleyball, tennis,
weightlifting, academic team, yearbook,
Ambassador Program, Anchor Club,
Youth for Christ, History Club, National
Honor Society, and newspaper.
-College board average scores: ACT
composite, 21; SAT combined scores,
1130.


Freeport
Middle School
-360 Kylea Laird Drive, Freeport
-www.waltoncountyschooldistrict.com
-Hours: 7:25 a.m. 2:15 p.m.
-Grades: 6-8
-Phone: 892-1221
-Principal: Beth Tucker
-Enrollment: 298
-Staff: teachers: 27; staff 13
-State report card grade: A
-SIT chair: Kristy Moody
-Programs: Academic Team, Drama
Club, TV Productions, 3 state of the art
networked computer labs, Youth for
Christ, after school tutoring as needed.
-Sports: lighted football field, weight
rooms, air-conditioned gym, girls volley-
ball, girls basketball and softball, boys
baseball, basketball and football.
-Also offered are beginning band,
advanced band and career education.


Freeport
Elementary School
-15381 Business 331 Freeport
www.walton.k12.fl.us/FES/default.com
-Grades: Pre-K-5
-Phone: 892-1211
-Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
-Principal: Pam Jones
-Administrative Asst.: Charlie Morse
-Guidance Counselor: Laurie Holt
-Enrollment: 580
-Staff: 83
-State report card grade: C
-Volunteer Coordinator- Nancy Currie
-PTO President: Rose Martin
-Mascot: Wildcats
-Special Programs: gifted, accelerated
reading, FES Student Council, music,
art, FHS Fifth grade School to Work
Program, Positive Behavior System. A
Silver Model School.


Eglin Elementary
School
-200 Gaffney Road, Eglin AFB
-www.okaloosa.kl2.us/eglin
-Pre-K with disabilities 4th grade
-Phone: 833-4320
-Hours: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
-Principal: Karyn M. Combs
-Enrollment: 380
-Staff: 43
-State report card grade: A
-PTO President: Destiny Hill
-SAC Chairperson: None
-150 volunteers
-A+ School eight consecutive years
(Florida School Recognition Award)
-Accelerated Reader and Math Programs
-Jump Rope for Heart
-Gifted education k-4
-Mentor program
-Pre-kindergarten disabilities classes
-Reading, math and writing remediation
-Character trait education
-okaloosa.k12.fl.us/eglin/


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Take part in the community-_join a club

Take part in the community-join a club


4-H Club
Jennifer Bearden 729-1400 ext. 5850 or 689-
5850
Adventure Club
581-4591
AF Armament Museum
Foundation
Joan Doman 651-1808 or 651-
5253
Afterschool Program Niceville Public Library
729-4554
Aglow International
Barbara Williams 678-1335
Air Force Sergeants Assoc. Aux.
Nicki Greene 678-7174
Alcoholics Anonymous
For information 244-2421
Allergy and Asthma Network
800-878-4403
All Sports Association
428-1765
American Assn. of University Women
Kathy Peterson 729-2093
American Cancer Society
244-3813
American Girls Book Club
729-4554
American Flag in your yard
Bill Brunkow, Kiwanis Club, 897-4396
American Legion Post 221
678-2682
American Red Cross of NWF
682-3356
AmVets Post 78
Tim Tumey, 678-3828


The Valparaiso
Garden Club is one
of a number of clubs
and organizations
that welcomes new
members.


Arts and Design Society
244-1271
www.artsdesignsociety.com
Awana Clubs:
First Presbyterian Church of Niceville 678-
2521
Rocky Bayou Baptist Church 678-6062
Baby Bookworms Program
729-4554
Barracudas Swim Team
Brad Kale 461-7012
www.bwbswimteam.com
Bass Club
Stan Chandler 585-8237
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Okaloosa-
Walton
664-KIDS (5437)
Blue Knights Law Enf. Motorcycle Club
200-3055
Bluewater Bay Sailing Club
Charlie Mauck 897-1433
Bluewater Bay Tennis Association
897-8010


Bluewater Elementary School PTO
Amy Moye 833-4240
Bowling Leagues Hurricane Lanes
David Collins 654-5251
Bridgeway Center 24 Hr. Crisis Line
244-9191/682-0101
Building Industry Association
Jennifer Fleming 863-5107
Button Club
Barb or Don Lanier 729-7594
Camp Timpoochee
897-2224
Cancer Support Q n Ir4j
Dee Hayhurst 244-3813
ext. 119
Breast Cancer Survivors Club of
Niceville/BWB
Marcy Ruiz 678-7615
Okaloosa/Walton Child Care Services
Jack Daly 833-9330
Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
Gary Parons 678-1461
Choctawhatcheeaudubob.org


Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance
267-1888; www.basinalliance.org
Civil Air Patrol National HQ
Maxwell A.F.B. 334-953-7748
Civilian Retirees
882-2720
Color Artists Club
729-9311
Covenant Hospice
729-1800
Cribbage Club
Tom Murphy 897-1266
Daughters of the American Revolution
Margaret Nichols 897-1278
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
1-850-433-7128
Democratic Women
Brenda Hall, 244-0633
Diabetes Support
729-9462
Disabled American Veterans Ch. 112
Walter Maddox 678-5079
Ducks Unlimited
Jim Stalls 729-2623
Economic Development Council
Larry Sassano 651-7374
Edge Elementary School PTO
PTO President 833-4138
Elder Services
833-9165
Elks Club
240-5272
Emerald Coast Archaeology Society
Pat Balanzategui 862-8968

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NEWCOMER

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located in Bluewater Bay,
is offering a great
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Join either the Swim
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Contacting clubs and other organizations


From page 26


Emerald Coast Chorus (Barbershoppers)
Brian Branagan 897-6600
Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center
Julie Hurst, Exec. Dir. 833-9237
Emerald Coast Concert Association
Gordon Hurd 678-8909
Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers
863-TIPS (8477) 609-2005
Emerald Coast Cyclists
864-7166
Emerald Coast Pipes & Drums
Les Matheson 243-2879
Emerald Coast Republican Women
Ilene Gaines 862-9820
Emerald Coast Sailing Association
George Goodall 862-7276
Emerald Coast Tennis Council,
897-4775
Emerald Coast Woodturning Guild
Ernest Nettles 835-4437 or 585-6064
Emerald Coast Writers
www.emeraldcoastwriters.org
Faithfully Fit Exercise Program
Donna Newton 729-2451 or 678-4411
Federal Civilians Retirees Service Center
882-2720
Fla. Council on Compulsive Gambling
1-888-ADMIT-IT
Friends of the Emerald Coast State Parks
Robin Stiles 897-2823
Flying Needles Quilt Guild
Kathy Everett 729-2994
www.flyingneedlesquiltguild.org


The Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso
sponsors the Niceville High School Key
Club, among other projects.

Fresh Start Okaloosa Coalition on the Homeless
Maryann Helfrich 243-5648
Friends of the Museums
Anna Peele 581-2333
Friends of the Niceville Library
Jean Van Bergen 729-1738
Ft. Walton Sail and Power Squadron
315-0686


Garden Club, Bluewater Bay
Joan Bowman 897-1812
Garden Club, Valparaiso
Marie Harrison 678-2842
GED Classes
NW FL State College 729-5387
Goodwill Industries
Aubrey Sheats 729-2330
Grief Support
Chris Krebs 729-1800
Gulf Coast Retired Teachers
Connie Wolfe 897-2544
HEALTH2U, Twin Cities Hospital
Linda Locke 729-9463
Habitat for Humanity
Christy Jones 315-0025
Heritage Museum
Michelle Severino 678-2615
Junior League
850-862-2665
Kiwanis Club of NicevilleValparaiso
Mike Davis 678-3716
Knights of Columbus #7667
John Hatch 678-3213
Knights of Columbus/Christ Our Redeemer
#13527
Vincent Warsheski 897-2117
Lewis Middle School PTSO
Andrea Hill 729-3737
Lions Club of Niceville-Valparaiso
Leo Tisa 678-4434
Lupus Support
1-850-478-8107
Masonic Lodge #312
678-7935, Les Whitman 678-5285
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
Marcia Hull 650-2226


Men's Basketball at Niceville United Methodist
678-2821
Mentor Program
Diane Meredith 833-7614
Military Order of the World
Wars,
John Cahoon 862-5078
Moms In Touch (NHS)
Lynn Watson 897-1744
Narcotics Anonymous
496-1673
Eglin Enlisted Club
678-5127
Niceville Community Guild
Connie Naftel 678-7595
Niceville Exchange Club
Dorothy Miller 678-4984
Niceville Garden Club
Lilsa Weatherwax 678-4751
Niceville High School Booster Club
Jim Evans 897-4678
Niceville Library
729-4070 Youth Services 729-4554
Niceville Little League Football
Cornell Tinner 685-5544
Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
Tricia Brunson 678-2323
Niceville/Valparaiso Little League Baseball
www.nvllb.org
N. Okaloosa Republicans
Ben White 797-9821
North Bay Society of the Sword
Robert Drake 678-9190


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Participating in community associations
Participating in community associations


From page 27

NW Florida Arts Association
Brandon Pence 225-6290
Holly Bain 226-8289
NW Florida Girl Scout Council
Lisa Higgins 1-800-624-3951
NW Florida Symphony Guild
Gloria DeBerry 244-2940
Okaloosa Citizens Alliance
Kathy Foster 244-4490
Officers Club, Eglin
651-1010
Okaloosa Chamber Singers
Marilyn Overturf 682-9651
Okaloosa County Head Start
Luci Kounlavong 651-0645
Okaloosa County Republican Executive
Committee
Barbara Wall, 678-4500
Okaloosa Retired Educators Assn.
David and Shirley Cadle, 850-682-6828
Ostomy Support
Jim Story 897-2025
Overeaters Anonymous
833-4908
Panhellenic Society
Billie Chappell 833-3066
PAL Soccer
Howard Hill 678-2182
Panhandle Animal Welfare Society
Tricia Bryant 243-1525
Plew Elementary School Parent Leader Assn.
833-4100
Preschool Story Time
729-4554


The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club, open
to all sailors, runs regular regattas.

Quilting Guild, Silver Threads
Lyn Woods, membership, 240-7133
Republican Club
Mark Franks 240-1279
Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated
Hulda Mahlum 609-8075


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Retired and Senior Volunteer Prog.
Bill Wittke 833-9165 ext 236
Retired NCO Wives' Club
Nicki Greene 678-7174
Retired Officers' Wives Club
Jan Westfall 609-8075
Rocky Bayou Christian School PTF
678-7784
Rotary, Mid-Bay
Art Gean 897-3658
Rotary, Niceville-Valparaiso
Bill Higginbotham 883-2950
Ruckel Middle School PTO
Larry Snyder 833-4142
Salvation Army
Lt. Preston Lewis, Lt. Karen Lewis 243-4531


Sharing and Caring
678-8459
Shelter House Domestic Violence Center
243-1201
Hotline: 863-4777
1-800-44-Abuse
Silver Sands Republican Women
Kim Christopher 897-0705
Singles/Single Again
(Niceville United Methodist Church)
Pam Ellisor 678-4411 Ext 118 or 128
Sons of the American Revolution
John Cahoon 862-5078
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Stockstarters Club
Stan Chandler 678-1362
Toastmasters, Emerald Coast
Sharon Johnson 897-4474
TOPS 111
Michelle Hawver 678-2863
Twin Cities Hospital Auxiliary
678-41793
Twin Cities Seniors Club
Jo Dove 678-8645 or
Ruth Reichman 678-4346
Twin Cities Woman's Club
Patty Mixon 897-7585
United Way, First Call for Help
243-9111
United Way of Okaloosa Walton
Bill Robinson 243-0315
Valparaiso Elementary School PTO
833-4120
Valparaiso-Niceville Girls Softball
www.vngsa.org
White Sands Bowling Center
Bowling league 863-2193
Work Force Development Board
Mary Lou Reed 651-8623 ext. 1
Wounded Warrior Project
Pam Foster 243-7037
XI Beta Pi
Cathy Hess 279-4418
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Eglin AFB clubs
Air Force Association
Jeff Fanto 678-4864
Auto Shop
882-2484
Dive Flight
217-1261
Eglin Aero Club
Don Riedel 882-5148
Eglin Aero Modellers
Joe Shearer 678-4987
Eglin Assoc. of Chief Master Sergeants
Steve Sabin 729-1857
Eglin Bowling Center
882-3352
Eglin Base Library
882-5016, 882-3462
Eglin Pet Welfare
678-5066
Eglin Youth Programs
882-8212
Eglin Arts and Crafts Center
882-5467
Eglin Enlisted Club
678-5127
Honor Guard
882-2156
Officers Club
651-1010
Outdoor Recreation
882-6582, 882-5058
Sand and Spur Riding Club
882-5504
Yacht Club
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One of the most common questions
asked by newcomers (and many old-timers
as well), is: What's there to do around here?
Happily, there is no shortage of answers.
Following are top attractions within a
three-hour drive of the Niceville-Valparaiso
area.
Parks
Florida Park, Valparaiso
-4.7-acre city park on Boggy Bayou.
Swimming, picnic pavilions.
-South Bayshore Dr., Valparaiso
-Dawn to 10 p.m.
daily. Boat launching and
recovery anytime as well as
T-pier fishing.
-ity offices, 729-5402

Lincoln Park, Valparaiso
-7.1-acre city park on Boggy Bayou.
Swimming, boat ramp, picnic pavilion,
playground.
-North Bayshore Dr., Valparaiso.
-Dawn to 10 p.m. daily. Boat launch-
ing and recovery anytime.
-729-5402
-Check official sources for latest
pollution advisories before swimming.


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The white-sand beaches of northwest Florida are a favorite of locals and tourists alike.
Pictured: The quarter-mile Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier.


Turkey Creek Walk, Niceville
-20-acre conservation area with board-
walk, nature walk, swimming areas, picnic
pavilion. Free.
-South end: West John Sims Pkwy. at
Evans Street, Niceville. North end: off
College Blvd. west of Highway 85 North.
-Tuesday-Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to dark.
-42-7454 or www.cityofniceville.org
Niceville Children's Park
-One-acre playground, picnic pavil-


ions, seasonal sprinkler. Free.
-North Partin Drive, next to Niceville
Civic Center.
-Wednesday through Sunday. Hours
vary by season.
-42-7457 or www.cityofniceville.org
Lions Park, Niceville
-Two-acre city park on Boggy Bayou,
boat ramp, picnic pavilions. Free.
-Bayshore Dr., Niceville.
-729-4062 or www.cityofniceville.org


-heck official sources for latest pollu-
tion advisories before swimming.
Niceville Youth Center
-Eight-acre city park featuring skate-
board ramps, skate track, observation area,
and two paintball fields. Fee. Paintballs,
paint guns available for rent.
-ampbell Drive off North Palm Blvd.
-2 to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday;
Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 8
p.m.
-729-0758 or www.niceville.org
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou
State Park, Niceville
-357-acre state park.
Day use, picnic area, play-
ground, camping, boat
ramp, kayak and canoe
rentals, nature trails. Fee.
4281 Hwy. 20, east of Rocky Bayou.
-8 a.m. to sunset daily.
-833-9144 or
www.floridastateparks.org/rockybayou/ or
reserveamerica.com
White Point Recreation Area
Niceville
-74-acre bayfront park on Eglin
Reservation. Swimming, fishing, picnic
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tables. Eglin permit required (annual fee).
-White Point Road, northwest of Mid-
Bay Bridge.
-Eglin Natural Resources office, 107
Highway 85 North, Niceville.
-Office: Mon.-Sat.. Hours vary.
-882-4164
Destin Army Recreation Area
-A beach recreation area for military
only.
-Hotel, RV sites, community center,
300-foot fishing pier, marina, rental equip-
ment, charter fishing, Olympic-size pool,


three playgrounds.
-557 Calhoun Ave., Destin.
-Lodging: daily with check-in after 4
p.m. Marina: Friday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-4:30
p.m.
-837-6423 or www.4militaryfami-
lies.com/military vacationspots.htm
Henderson Beach State Park
-208-acre state park on the Gulf of
Mexico. Beach, camping, picnic pavilions.
Fee.
-Highway 98, Destin, across from Wal-
Mart.
-8 a.m. to sunset daily.
-837-7550
-www.floridastateparks.org
John Beasley Park


-25-acre county park on Okaloosa
Island, fronting Gulf of Mexico. Swimming,
picnic pavilions, restrooms, and changing
rooms. Free.
-Highway 98, Fort Walton Beach
-Dawn to dusk.
-www.co.okaloosa.fl.us/parks
James Lee Park
-Gulf-front county park in Destin.
Beach, picnic pavilions, swimming, rest-
Eden State Gardens in southern Walton rooms, changing rooms. Free.
County is a fine setting for a day out. -Scenic Hwy. 98, Destin.

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-Dawn to dusk daily.
-www.co.okaloosa.fl.us/parks
Eglin Reservation
-280,000 acres open for recreational
use, including biking, hiking, camping,
hunting, fishing.
-Annual permit required (fee); maps
available.
-Eglin Natural Resources office, 107
Highway 85 N., Niceville.
-Office open Monday through
Saturday. Hours vary.
-882-4164


Big Lagoon State Park
-South of Pensacola, the park offers
beaches, swimming boating, bird watching,
hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing. Fee.
-8 a.m.-sundown every day.
-12301 Gulf Beach Highway,
Pensacola.
-850-492-1595
-floridastateparks.org/biglagoon
Lakepoint Resort State Park
-1,220-acre park near Eufaula, Ala.,
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Activities for the young and old


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known as "the Bass Capital of the World."
-Lodge, convention center, camp-
ground, vacation cabins and lakeside cot-
tages, picnic areas, 18-hole golf course,
marina. Fee.
-104 Lakepoint Drive, Eufaula, Ala.
-7 a.m.-sundown
-334-687-8011
-www.alapark.com/LakePointResort/
Eden State Gardens
-163-acre state park. Gardens, historic
mansion, picnic area. Fee.
-ounty Road 395, north of Highway
98, Point Washington.
-Open 8 a.m. to sunset
-850-267-8320
-www.floridastateparks.org
Grayton Beach Recreation Area
-2,200-acre state park
on the Gulf of Mexico.
Beach, nature trails, cabins,
camping, picnic pavilions.
Fee.
-Highway 30-A,
Grayton Beach
-Open 8 a.m. to sunset
-www.floridastateparks.org


Deer Lake State Park
-172 acres of pristine beach and lake
area, located just east of Seagrove Beach off
Scenic Highway 30-A.
-1,700 acres of hiking trails through
native vegetation. Free.
-850-267-8300
Blackwater State Park
-590 acres, 30 full-service campsites.


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Picnic pavilions, Hiking trails, r--,
swimming beaches. Fee.
-7720 Deaton Bridge Rd,
Holt
-8 a.m. to sundown year-round.
-850-983-5363
-www.floridastateparks.org/blackwaterriver
Heritage State Park
-9.6 miles of paved bicycle trail
between Milton and NAS Whiting Field.


-Bike rental, welcome center, snack
stand, picnic tables in his-
toric downtown Milton.
-5533 Alabama St.,
Milton
-Monday-Friday, Office hours 8 a.m.4
p.m.
-850-983-5338
Ponce de Leon Springs
-68-degree water year-round; 14 mil-
lion gallons of water daily; self-guided
nature trails; guided tours; picnicking, grills
and pavilions. Fee.
-Fishing: catfish, largemouth bass,
chain pickerel, panfish.
-2860 Ponce de Leon Springs Road,
Ponce de Leon
-8 a.m. to sundown all days.
-850-836-4281 or www.floridas-
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Camp Helen State Park
-183 acres. Trails, beaches, boating,
fishing, swimming, picnic area, wildlife
viewing. Fee.
-Highway 98 just west of the Phillips
Inlet bridge, Panama City.
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Pine Log State Forest
-Hiking, swimming, camp-
ing, biking, fishing. Fee.
-Highway 79 near Ebro
-850-535-2888 or
www.fldof.com/state_forest/pinelog.html
Falling Waters State Park
-Florida's tallest waterfall, sinkholes,
lakes, nature trails, camping. Fee.
-1130 State Park Rd., off State Road


The Air Force Armament Museum, north
of Shalimar, has warplanes and over
6,000 military artifacts on display, includ-
ing bombs and guns. Admission is free.


77, Chipley
-8 a.m. to sunset daily.
-850-638-6130
-www.floridastateparks.org/
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Florida Caverns State Park
-Campground, caves feature stalactites,
stalagmite formations, cave tours. Fee.
-State Road 166 North, Marianna
-8 a.m. until sunset daily
-850-482-1228
-www.floridastateparks.org
Topsail Hill State Park
-1640 acres with 3.2 miles of beach.
Campsite and cottage rentals available
-7525 W. Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa
Rosa Beach
-850-267-8330, for reservations 1-800-
326-3521 or reserveamerica.com
-www.floridastateparks.org/topsailhill
T.H. Stone Memorial
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
-2,516 acres on Gulf at Cape San Blas.
Camping, cabins, boating, three hiking
trails, snorkeling, birding and visitor center.
Fee.
-Cape San Blas Road off SR 30-E
-Park office, 850-227-1327. Camping
and cabin reservations, 800-326-3521.


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clear waters that stay 69 degrees year
round; high-diving into 185 feet deep
waters, glass bottom boat rides with
views of fish and fossils, and more. A
variety of wildlife from alligators, birds,
fish, and manatees can be seen. Fee.
-550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla
Springs
-850-224-5950
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Attractons hNere and elsewhere

Attractions here and elsewhere


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Seacrest Wolf Preserve
-Rare, exciting, educational hands-on
learning opportunities with wolves, Arctic
Fox, skunks, raccoons and the largest wolf
preserve in the southeastern U.S. Wolf
encounter tours and small animal adven-
tures.
-Visitors by appointment.
-3449 Bonnett Pond Road, Chipley
-850-773-2897
-www.seacrestwolfpreserve.org
Wildlife Sanctuary of NW Fla.
-105 S Street, downtown Pensacola
-A sanctuary (not a
zoo) that educates visitors
on the natural world.
-Self-guided tours;
aviaries; variety of animals in their natural
habitat; pond and outdoor exhibits; observa-
tion deck.
-Noon-3:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday
-850-433-9453
Libraries
Niceville Public Library
-Youth services, story time, reference,
large print collection, books, magazines,


study areas, teen space, DVDs, music CDs,
books on CD, computers with Internet
access.
-206 N. Partin Dr.
-Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-8
p.m., Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-6
p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed
Sunday
-729-4070
-www.cityofniceville.org
Valparaiso Public Library
-More than 41,000 items, including
books, reference materials, DVDs, VHS
videos and music CDs. One of largest


On a hot day, it's hard
to beat a kayak trip
down Turkey Creek in
Niceville. For pedestri-
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Panhandle. G nIl.il ,.-, classes offered
throughout the year.
-Children's programs Monday and
Tuesday mornings. French language
classes Wednesdays and Fridays.
-Children's' area and 18 public
computers with Internet access.
-459 Valparaiso Pkwy (next to City
Hall).
-Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.
with various closing times
-729-5406
-www.vcl.valp.org


Museums
Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida
-Exhibits chronicle history of region.
Museum shop. Fee.
-115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso
-10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through
Saturday.
-78-2615 or www.heritage-muse-
um.org

Arts Center Galleries,
NW Florida State College
-hanging exhibits.
-100 College Blvd., Niceville
-9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday .
through Thursday, Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Also open 90 minutes before each
theatrical show. Free.
-729-6044
-www.nwfstatecollege.edu
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Museum
-Museum displays of the strange, but
true. Fee.
-9907 Front Beach Rd, Panama City
Beach
-850-230-6113
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