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Title: The Bay beacon
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Title: The Bay beacon
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Niceville, Fla
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Community Library wil I
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Iees Thursday. Activities
will include an age-appro-
priate story, game and art
and crafts. All elementary
school age children are
invited. Info: 729-5406.

Thursday, 7 p.m.
"Red Tide ad Oth r
Harmful Algal Blooms
will be the topic of the
Choctawhatchee Audubon
Society talk by Dr. Allison
Beauregard, chair of the
Mattie Kelly Environmental

in the
Resource Center, LRC
Room 128.

67 10 Cary Parsons,

SaF dd GannonmRocky
Bayou State Park will host
a reading of the popular
children's book "The
Salamander Room" at the
Red Cedar Pavilion in the
day use area. Park entrance
fees will
be waived '
for visitors .*
who bring .
a library
library book, or who
donate a new or gently
used family book. Info:
833-91 44
Sunday, 7 p.m.
The Mattie Kelly Arts

Summer" Labor Day
weekend concert at
Grand Park in Grand
Boulevard, Sandestin
Th is wil I featu re Iive
music with David See ring
and the ] oe Occhipinti
Orchestra. Admission is
$1 0; kids under 1 2 free.
Info: 650-222 6.

Calendar, B-7.


I didn't know. I'm a political Her decision to run for the
newcomer. I'm just a parent d District 5 seat came from attend-
and this was a giant leap for ing school board meetings in
me. _. recent years, combined with her
Thrush graduated from I unhappiness over what led to the
Elliott Point Elementary, closure of most of Valparaiso
Meigs Junior High, and 61Elementary School last spring.
Choctawhatchee High School. "I was frustrated by the lack
With academic and profes- of process," Thrush said. "There
sional credentials in the field of ~~~was one option, to close (the
engineering, Thrush chose to Howard Hill school) or not to close (the
become a stay-at-home mom school), and that was it."
two years before she and husband, Dr. With the failure last week of a referen-
Chris Reed, came back to this area seven
years ago. Please see SCHOOLS, page A-7

Incumbent District 4 Commissioner
Don Amunds topped Republican chal-
lenger Danny Bennett, garnering over
55 percent of the
vote to face a no- ~~ri
party candidate in
the general elec-
tion. ~
In the election,
incumbent District
5 School Board
Member Howard
Hill lost his seat to
newcomer Melissa
Thrush, who gar- DoAmns
nered 56 percent of the vote in the non-
partisan race.
Winning 54 percent of the vote,
incumbent School Board District 3
member Rodney Walker defeated chal-
Please see ELECTORATE, page A-7

By Thomas Monigan
Staff Writer
The Niceville City Council
has proposed increases in
garbage fees and stormwater
taxes that appear on monthly
municipal utility bills.
Separately, the council was
presented Tuesday night with a
proposal that would boost the

price of city water and sewer
service by about 6 percent,
affecting over 7,200 customers.
Hearings on the proposed
increases will be held Sept. 16,
Sept. 21 and Sept. 23, with that
last date set for a final vote.
The proposed garbage rate
increase was given preliminary
approval by a 5-0 vote

Tipping fees for the 5,485
residential garbage customers
would rise 18 cents, from
$12.93 to $13.11 monthly,
which would give the city an
additional $11,900 annually.
This matches the 1.39 percent
increase the county is applying
to its "tipping fees." Those

fees are for unloading at the
county waste site.
Niceville garbage bills also
include a sanitation fee and a
recycling fee, which are not
expected to increase next year,
according to City Clerk Dan
Doucet. The tipping fee
increase would boost the total
monthly residential garbage

bill to $27.01.
Commercial tipping fees
would also increase 1.39 per-
cent monthly, but Doucet said
that figure would be applied on
a sliding scale because com-
mercial garbage bins vary in
size, and some are shared by

Please see CITY, page A-3

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspond'ent
Niceville city officials are
considering a municipal millage
mate of 3.631, up 5.2 percent from
the current property tax rate.
The proposed rate is the
"rolled back" rate, a tax rate that
will produce the same amount of
property tax revenue in fiscal
year 2011, which will begin Oct.
1, as during the current fiscal
year, in which the millage is 3.45.
The proposed millage is
slightly less than the 3.65 rate
discussed during previous city
council meetings. At the 3.631

rate, property owners in Niceville
would pay $3.631 in property tax
for each $1,000 of taxable value
of their property. For example,
the owner of a home assessed
at $150,000 taxable value, after
homestead and other exemp-
tions and discounts, would pay
$544.65 in municipal property
tax, not counting the levies of
other authorities such as the
school board.
City council hearings are
scheduled on the proposals
Sept. 16, 21 and 23 at 6 p.m. at
city hall.
Please see MIILLAGE, page A-2



The Niceville High School
Eagles beat Booker T.
Washington High School,

Casi o iday night 20- in a
steady rain. AII of Niceville's
points were scored by the junior
varsity before a sparse umbrel-
la-bearing crowd. Above,
Eagles varsity defensive line-
backers Eddie Martinez, left,
and Tyler Miller sack the
Washington quarterback.
Niceville will take on Lincoln at
h eegFurlra inte. season's

Beacon photos by Sarah Clauson


By Thomas Monigan
Beacon Staff Writer
With last week's rejection by
Okaloosa County voters of a
$131 million sales tax for county
public schools, what does the
school district do next when it
comes to repairing buildings?
Well documented is the fact
that 30 of Okaloosa's 41 schools
are at least 40 years old.
"I see it as a train wreck that's
going to happen," said Rodney
Nobles, the district's deputy
superintendent for operations.
Why such a dire prediction?

That proposed sales tax
money, Nobles pointed out, was
targeted only for repair and main-
tenance projects that an inde-
pendent study had identified as
the most urgent.
In anticipation of its quest for
the sales tax bump, Okaloosa
Schools spent $400,000 to hire
construction and engineering firm
Jacobs/Titan to conduct a year-
long study.
That study resulted in the dis-
trict's Capital Projects Plan and
Estimated Budget.
Please see TAX, page A-7

By Del Lessard and Thomas Monigan
Beacon Staff Writers
Howard Hill proved philosophical after
losing his District 5 seat on the Okaloosa
County School Board to newcomer
Melissa Thrush.
"That's the process. You have to
respect the vote," said Hill, who will end
his 14 years on the board in November
when Thrush is sworn in. Both candidates
live in Niceville.
For her pant, the incoming board mem-
ber has plenty to keep her busy in the
meantime. Three of her four children
attend Plew Elementary School, where

they are in kinder-
garten, second and
fourth grade, respec-
And the fourth
child is at home, still
several years away
from kindergarten
age yet.
"(It's been just
kind of a whirlwind MeisTruh
for me and my fami-
ly," Thrush told the Bay Beacon. "I've
been just amazed at the support and out-
reach of so many different people, people

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Nearly 30 percent of registered vot-
ers in Okaloosa County cast ballots in
the primary elec-
tion Aug. 24, set-
tling 14 contests
to get on the Nov.
2 General election -
ballot while also a
finalizing three.
According to
unofficial returns,
56 percent of .
Okaloosa voters
rejected a propos- Larry Ashley
al to levy a 10-year, half-percent sales
tax that would have raised $131 million
for county public schools.
At the county level, Republican vot-
ers selected Larry Ashley as the GOP

candidate on the Nov. 2 ballot. Ashley
handily beat five other Republican can-
didates, getting
nearly 44 percent
of more than
28,000 ballots
cast. In November~:~~"""" -- I

Democrat and two
no-party candi-
Republican candi-
dates for county Dave Parisot
commission also won spots on the Nov.
2 ballot.
Newcomer Dave Parisot got 54 per-
cent of ballots cast for the District 2
commission seat, besting former com-
missioner Elaine Tucker. He faces two
no-party candidates in November.

City aims to boost utility fees, drainage tax

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Football season begins

'Train wreck'

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Voters oust school board incumbent

30% of electorate

settles key contests


An angler tries his
luck on the
Valparaiso T-pier.
Jutting into Boggy
Bayou near the
entrance to Toms
Bayou, the 268-foot-
long wooden struc-
ture is popular year
round with hook-
and-line fishermen,
cast-netters, crab-
bers, and anyone
just looking for a
peaceful view.

Beacon photo
by Mike Griffith

Page A-2

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

From page A-1

"The rolled back rate will pro-
duce the same revenues as our
current year millage of 3.45,"
wrote City Clerk Dan Doucet in a
letter to the city council dis-
cussing the proposed millage.
"Since Niceville's property veal-
ues decreased a total of approxi-
mately 31 million dollars, tax-
payers will not have a tax
increase as compared to last
year's assessed value if every-
thing remains the same. The
Property Appraiser advises the
CPI will increase 2.73% for
homesteaded property (save your
homes amendment). The apprais-
er is limited to increasing the CPI

will not affect the city until the
new stores are actually open.
Even when that happens, Corbin
said, "The commercial develop-
ment will be a factor, but I don't
expect to need more people."
"Let me assure you," Corbin
told the council, "llinc~le-lly-
taxes is not a popular thing."
"I'm willing to make tough
decisions," Thomas responded.
Thomas said he is concerned
about maintaining Niceville's
reputation as a relatively crime-
free city with a high quality of
life for its residents, something
he has promised his constituents.
"Niceville is a city second to
none," he said. "I trust your judg-
ment, but don't be afraid to tell
me if we need to make a move."
At future meetings, said
Doucet, the city council will
address additional budget items
not covered by the city's general
fund, including "c nic i pa lw"
items like the city water and
sewer department, which is fund-
ed by user fees rather than direct
In other business during the
Aug. 24 meeting, the city council
approved an interlocal agreement
between the city and the


to no more than 3% each year."
However, added Doucet, "If a
property owner has made
improvements to their homes
they will pay full tax on the
improvements and it takes two
years before it is capped at the
3% level."
According to documents pre-
sented to the council by Doucet
and City Manager Lannie
Corbin, the proposed millage
will produce about $2,941,250 in
property tax revenue. Other rev-
enue in the coming fiscal year
will include $2,255,100 in inter-
govemmental revenue such as
state or federal aid to the city,
$388,570 in charges for city serv-
ices, $170,600 in miscellaneous
revenue, $68,600 in fines and
forfeitures, and $60,000 for

building permits. The city is also
expected to have $3,064,100 in
non-revenue funding, such as
transfers, franchise fees, utility
tax and other sources, producing
a total revenue of $8,948,220,
which is also the amount the city
now plans to spend in its FY
2011 general fund budget.
"During the last five years,"
wrote Doucet, "we have reduced
the general fund budget by
$1,151,000. During the last two
years twelve employees left the
City and only two were replaced.
We need five new employees in
the General Fund to take care of
essential services provided by
our Police, Fire, Parks and
Repair and Maintenance depat-
In the current year, Doucet
reported, "During meetings with
department heads we reduced
our proposed budget as indicated
below by $404,660. These reduc-
tions cover operating expense
and capital outlay items original-
ly requested for FY-11."

Council members Dan
Henkel, Al Swihart, William
Thomas and Bill Smith voted
unanimously to approve the
budget proposal. Council mem-
ber Judy Boudreaux was absent
from the meeting. During their
discussion of the proposed budg-
et and millage rate, some council
members questioned Corbin and
Doucet about whether the pro-
posed budget is enough. William
Thomas said he is willing to raise
taxes if that is necessary to main-
tain the quality of life of city res-
"Is hiring only one new cop
enough?" asked Thomas. He said
he is concerned about a possible
increase in traffic, and perhaps
crime, once the Walmart shop-
ping center now being built in the
city, and the proposed Home
Depot, are open for business.
Corbin replied that, "Niceville
hasn't grown," during the past
year, and that traffic, crime, and
property tax revenue from the
new commercial developments

Okaloosa County Public Library
Cooperative (OCPLC). The
agreement provides for county
financial aid to city libraries
throughout the county in return
for each city agreeing to not
charge non-resident fees to cus-
tomers who reside within the
county but not the city.
Niceville Public Library
Director Sheila Bishop told the
council that the county has cut its
contribution to the library coop-
erative to save tax money, but
that the cooperative has also
made serious cuts to its budget
and services to keep costs down.
She said that former OCPLC
Director Bob Gorin recently
resigned from his post in order to
spare the county the cost of his
salary and thus continue some of
the services provided by the
cooperative. Bishop said that she
will serve as interim OCPLC
director during the coming year
at no salary except what she is
already paid as city library direc-
tor, and other city library direc-
tors will take tumns as the OCPLC
director in coming years, until
funding improves enough to
again hire a full-time director of
the county cooperative.


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"Initially, they came back with
a list with prices and estimates
attached, and the total was $300
million," Nobles said. "And we
told them, 'That doesn't do us any
good. Go back and prioritize 1 to
5 with 1 as the worst and 5 as the
best.' "
The proposed 10-year plan
represented all the 1s and 2s,
Nobles said.
And now county voters have
defeated the plan, which would
have levied a 0.5 percent local-
option sales tax in the county for
10 years, boosting the overall tax
rate to 6.5 percent fmom 6 percent.
So that may mean being able to
address "less than 1 percent" of
the worst-case scenarios with the
capital projects money available,
according to Nobles.
Superintendent of Schools
Alexis Tibbetts put it this way:
"We will spend it (the capital proj-
ects money) for the most critical
issues: life, safety and health
Every year the district submits
a "a Hyve-year capital outlay budg-
et." This year the first proposal

From page A-1
dum to pass a half-cent local-
option sales tax that was projected
to bring $131 million to the school
district during the next 10 years,
Thrush said she was aware of
financial challenges ahead.
"It's going to be a tough four
years, and I need good listening
ears," she said. And she has
already met with district officials
and has scheduled more meetings.
"I need to just meet with differ-
ent support staff members, teach-
ers and administrators," Thrush
said. "I don't have a particular
agenda because the budget and the
class-size issue will be the main
things to deal with."
Hill, meanwhile, said his oppo-
nent had a well-run, well-financed
Three things worked against
his reelection effort, Hill said:
--Anti-incumbent mood
among voters.
--His lack of an endorsement
from the teacher's union. (County
records show that Thrush's cam-
paign, largely self-financed,
accepted at least $1,500 in teacher
union money.)
--Democratic voters who cast
ballots for Thrush, a registered

From page A-1

longer Paul Wendel Brock.
Voters winnowed six candi-
dates for Circuit Judge, 1st
District Group 3, down to two
who will face each other Nov. 2,
since no one got the required
majority. Michael A. Flowers gar-
nered 49 percent of the Okaloosa
County vote and 34 percent dis-
trictwide, while Alisha W.
McDonald was third mn Okaloosa
County with 12 percent of the
local vote but placed second dis-
trictwide with 17 percent, sending
both candidates into the runoff.
Republicans in State Senate
District 2 picked Greg Evers as
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called for $4.3 million. But the
final one passed recently had to
divert $1.3 million for new air
conditioning units at Edge and
Elliott Point elementaries,
So that means just less than $3
million remains available for the
school year that just began,
What happens if several major
events were to wipe out that
money in the next six months?
"If that money gets wiped out
early, we do have some carryover
funds," said Rita Scallan, chief
financial officer for Okaloosa
schools. "Most of that (about $21
million) is committed, so we
would just have to prioritize what
is the greatest need."
This could possibly involve
taking money to provide a chiller
unit rather than proceed with the
planned district-wide upgrade of
doors, Scallan said.
"We would prioritize what is
most important, and delay or defer
other projects involved with basic
maintenance issues," Scallan
Howard Hill, the lone school
board member to vote against the
proposal to put the sales tax issue
on the ballot, said: "Dire has dif-
ferent definitions. If you don't
have the money, you figure out a

Democrat, though the school
board race is officially nonparti-
Hill is a Republican. Thrush
accepted $100 in campaign
money from the Region II
Democratic Womens Club,
Thrush said she welcomed the
union endorsement. "Since 76
percent of district teachers are
union members, and growing up
here I have always had great
respect for our teachers and sup-
port staff, I was very grateful to
have endorsement of teachers and
support statf," she said.
As for the issue of being a
Democrat, Thrush replied: "it's a
nonpartisan race so I just ran a
race on what I would bring to the
table, not my party affiliation. I
would hope that people voted for
who they thought was the right
person but not who they knew was
registered as Democrat or
Republican. Obviously, some
people who were registered
Republicans voted for me. I
couldn't have won without that."
Hill, 67, said that with the elec-
tion over he would now be able to
catch up with the PAL Soccer pro-
gram he has spearheaded for local
youngsters for many years.
In office until mid-November,

majority over Mike Hill. Evers
will face a Tea Party candidate
and a write-in candidate Nov. 2.
Democrats statewide chose
Dan Gelber as their choice for
Attorney General, with 54 per-
cent of the Okaloosa vote.
Okaloosa Republicans were
out of step with other Florida
GOP voters, who named Pam
Bondi as the party's choice to face
Gelber in November. Local
Republicans gave Holly Benson
48.5 percent and Jeff Kottkamp
28.9 percent while Bondi came in
third in the county, with just 22.6
In the gubernatorial primary,
Okaloosa Democrats agreed with
their peers statewide, giving Alex
Sink the nod with 62 percent of
the Okaloosa vote over Brian P.

way to take care of critical things
first. To me there's always some
way of solving the problem."
Joseph Pascarella, a leader of
the Tea Party movement in
Niceville and Valparaiso, said a
number of factors caused opposi-
tion to the sales tax proposal.
"Right now is just not a good
time to tax people," Pascarella
said. "You put your foot in the
door and once you go half a per-
cent it could go up."
Five years instead of 10 years
might have been more attractive,
he added. "That's a long blank
check," Pascarella said, "and
when you give government a
blank check, they usually spend it.
Tighten your belt like we did and
find other places (to get the
So where does this leave
"Public education is funded
only two ways in the state of
Florida, sales tax and property
tax," Superintendent Tibbetts said.
"And we have eliminated one, so
that only leaves one."
But according to state law:
"There are no millage rate increas-
es available to us without a refer-
endum," according to CFO

Hill said he would lobby voters to
approve Amendment 8 to the state
constitution on the Nov. 2 general
election ballot. Amendment 8 is
the so-called "right-size amend-
ment" to alter an earlier voter-
approved amendment that
approved class size limits in pub-
lic schools, he explained. The
original class size amendment-
which this year mandated its final,
rigid limit for each school class-
room--is causing Okaloosa
County high schools tremendous
financial problems, he said.
Hill was elected to the District
4 seat on the Okaloosa County
School Board in 1996, but was
prevented from seeking reelection
when redistricting left him living
outside his fonner district.
However, in 2000 Hill won
election to finish the last two years
of fonner School Board Member
Don Gaetz' tenn in District 5.
Gaetz left halfway through his
second tenn on the school board
in order to run for superintendent
of schools. Hill won two more
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Location Situation Date Time
E. John Sims Pkwy. ......................Vehicle Crash .................8/23/10O................1 8:20
Hickory Avenue..............................Medica ...........................8/23/10O................1 9:37
Niceville Avenue ............................Medical ...........................8/24/10O................1 3:55
Fairway Drive .................................Medical ...........................8/24/10O................1 5:46
Perdido Circle ................................Medical ...........................8/24/10............84
N. Partin Drive ...............................Medical ...........................8/25/10............45
N. Partin Drive ...............................Medical ...........................8/25/10............45
Jones Street...................................Sevc Call ....................8/25/10...............21:03
Friar Tuck Drive .............................Illlegal Burning.................8/26/10............104
Yacht Club Drive............................Medical ...........................8/26/10............45
S. Palm Blvd. .................................Medical ...........................8/26/10O................1 7:52
Roehdn mle/ReWa o ..........Cacele En rute .....8/2/ O..... .1 8048
Sparkleberry Cove ........................False Call ........................8/27/10O................1 9:03
Yacht Club Drive............................Medical ...........................8/28/10............81
Reeves Street................................Media ...........................8/28/1 0................22:29
Linden Avenue ...............................Medical ...........................8/29/1 0................03:51
E. John Sims Pkwy. ......................Medical ...........................8/29/1 0................20:20
Cook Street ....................................Medica ...........................8/29/1 0................20:56

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North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls August 22
through August 30.

Highway 20 & Bluewater Blvd...Vehicle accident ..........................8/23/1 0......20:22
North White Point Road.............Medical assist EMS ....................8/24/1 0......15:26
Hi N ry Olace ..............HzSMa reul PM invetgto.../41 c n.183
Dominica Circle ..........................EMS excluding vehicle ...............8/25/10 ......025:3
North White Point Road .............Medical assist EMS ....................8/25/1 0 ......07:06
Pool area.....................................Meia assist EMS ....................8/25/10 ......08:25
Calinda Lane ..............................EMS excluding vehicle ...............8/25/10 ......11:58
Range Road ...............................Dispatched canceled ..................8/26/10 ......07:04
Friar Tuck Drive ..........................Dispatched canceled ..................8/26/10 ......10:17
Cat Mar Road .............................Medical assist EMS ....................8/26/10 ......23:35
Sparkleberry Cove .....................Dispatched canceled ..................8/27/10 ......19:05
North Ridgewood Cove ............EMS excluding vehicle ...............8/28/10 ......01:13
Muirfield Way ..............................Dispatched canceled ..................8/28/10 ......11:47
East Highway 20 ........................Dispatched canceled ..................8/28/10 ......15:56
North Bermuda Circle ................Medical assist EMS ....................8/29/10 ......15:31
Antiqua Way ...............................Dispatched canceled ..................8/30/10 ......02:46
West Lido Circle .........................Medical assist EMS ....................8/30/10 ......06:39
Visit northbayfd.org for greater detail of incidents.

Valparaiso Volunteer
The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during
the month of August:
Location Situation Date Time
Kelly Way .......................................Breahn Problem...................8/1/10..........00
Valparaiso Parkcway......................Fire Alarm .................................8/7/10O..........1 4:20
Valparaiso Parkcway......................Fire Alarm .................................8/8/1 0..........07:18
Valparaiso Boulevard ...................Seizures ...................................8/9/1 0..........15:51
South view Avenue........................Diabetic...................../0/10 .......15:05
Glendale Avenue ..........................Unconscious ............................8/1 0/10 .......18:21
South John Sims Parkway ..........Vehicle Lock Out......................8/1 6/10 .......11:26
Edge Avenue ................................Unconsciou ............................8/1 6/10 .......21:15
Edge Avenue ................................Fall...........................................8/71 .......10:24
Rock Bayou Drive ........................Motor Vehicle Accident............8/1 8/10 .......08:27
GovernmentAvenue ....................Power Line Down ....................8/1 8/10 .......17:56
Carolina Avenue ...........................Suicide Attempt........................8/21/10 .......04:56
South Bayshore Drive..................Fire Alarm .................................8/22/10 .......08:44
Tom's Bayou Bridge .....................Motor Vehicle Accident............8/22/10 .......10:03
Alabama Avenue ..........................Fire Alarm .................................8/22/10 .......15:38
North John Sims Parkwnay ...........Motor Vehicle Accident............8/24/10 .......12:26
North John Sims Parkwnay ...........Natural Gas Leak.....................8/24/1 0 .......19:22
Valparaiso Parkcway......................Unconscious ............................8/25/10 .......12:11
Glendale Avenue ..........................Sick Call....................................8/51 .......18:29
Glenview Avenue .........................Fire Alarm .................................8/28/10 .......13:15

Calling 911 is imperative in any emergency. A call taker will begin by asking a
series of questions such as the callers' name, a call back number, nature of the
emergency, and location of the emergency. Callers may become frustrated with
these questions thinking that valuable time is being wasted. Often times while this
information is being recorded another dispatcher is alerting responding units.
When calling 911 remain calm, and anticipate this series of questions. It can be
helpful for the caller to meet emergency responders at the scene of the emer-
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without the owner's consent.
Kevin Michael Knisley,
unemployed, 21, of 1134
Bayshore Drive, Niceville, was
arrested by Niceville police Aug.
20 on a charge of battery.
Michael Joseph Ryan, 45, of
304 Reeves St., Lot E-5,
Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Aug. 22 on the
misdemeanor charge of falsely
identifying himself to a law
enforcement officer.
Teresa Marie Ellis, unem-
ployed, 21, of 304 Reeves St.,
Lot F-7, Niceville, and Bryan
James Perkins, a flooring worker,
21, of the same address, were
arrested by Niceville police Aug.
19, each charged with violation

of a pretrial agreement of no con-
Mary Kathleen Mcmillan, a
student, 57, of 2432 Roberts
Drive, Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Aug. 17 for viola-
tion of a domestic violence injunc-
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Richard Alan Claus, 52, of
2021 Flagstone Drive, Apt. 1703,
Madison, Ala., was arrested by
Niceville police Aug. 17 on a
charge of battery, domestic vio-
Matthew Edward Wood, 32,
with an at-large address, was
arrested by Niceville police Aug.
18 on charges of burglary to a
dwelling and petit theft. Wood

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Robert Howard Tousignant,
self-employed, 32, of 4527
Parkside Lane, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug.
18 on charges of grand theft, one
count, and fraudulent/illegal use
of credit cards, two counts.
Aaron Edward Knight, unem-
ployed, 37, of 705 Powell Drive,
Niceville, was arrested by
Valparaiso police Aug. 22 on a
charge of battery. Knight alleged-
ly struck another bar customer in
the side of the head with a full
glass of beer, breaking the mug
and knocking the victim to the
floor at 127 John Sims Parkway.
The victim had no visible injuries
but told police his jaw was sore.
Mark William Forsythe, 50, of
400 Glendale Ave., Valparaiso,
was arrested by Valparaiso police
Aug. 21 on the charge of battery,
domestic violence.

Kyle Thomas Smith, a stu-
dent, 18, of 415 Davenport Ave.,
Valparaiso, was arrested by
Valparaiso police Aug. 18 on a
charge of criminal mischief. On
July 28 Smith allegedly used a
rock to cause $832 damage to
the paint and window of a vehi-
cle. A 17-year-old Valparaiso
boy, a cook, was also arrested by
Valparaiso police Aug. 18 on two
counts of criminal mischief,
allegedly damaging the same
vehicle as Smith as well as
throwing a rock through the win-
dow of a business office.
Gary Eugene Tennant, 35, of
1601-E N. Partin Drive,
Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Aug. 21 on
charges of grand theft and deal-
ing in stolen property. Tennant iS
alleged to have accepted $1,100
to repair the victim's Jeep sever-
al months ago but did not repair

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allegedly entered a residence in
the 1600 block of Date Palm
Drive through the dog door. He
cooked and
ate some
food inside
the home.
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Aug. 13, a
relative who
was check-
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found Aug. 18 in front of his resi-
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ing the state limit of 0.8 grams of
alcohol per 100 milliliters of
A Niceville resident from the
1000 block of Juniper Avenue
reported that sometime Aug. 20-
23 a radar detector was stolen
from the victim's vehicle.
A Niceville resident from the
1100 block of N. Rita Lane
reported that sometime Aug. 21-
23 unknown persons) stole $10
In hag from the center cn-
military bayonet valued at $50.

Another Niceville resident
from Rita Lane reported Aug. 22
that a radar detector and $9
change were stolen from his
SUV while it was parked at his

Sometime Aug. 21-23
unknown persons) burglarized
the fenced area in back of an
equipment rental business, 1060
E. John Sims Parkway, and
operated four pieces of heavy
equipment, three forklifts and a
backhoe, using the keys left in
the equipment. The suspects)
drove the vehicles within the
fenced area. One forklift sus-
tained about $8,000 damage
when it was driven off the right
side of a trailer and fell on its
side. The keys to the four pieces
tf hasy 1uipment were appar-

A Valparaiso resident report-
ed that unknown persons)
entered the backyard of a home
in the 200 block of Okaloosa
kAevenue and stole two lar ee do
sometime Aug. 16-17. The vic-
tim had disassembled the ken-
nels Aug. 16 in preparation for a
move, but left them in the back-
yard overnight due to a thunder-

credit card from his vehicle and
made a $47 charge to pay a cell
phone bill.
A burglary to an unoccupied
residence in the 1300 block of
23rd Street was reported Aug.
17 after the resident returned
home from work and found the
back door open and several
items missing. A $750 laptop
computer, $250 netbook, $250
video game console, $250 topaz
and diamond ring and a .357
caliber revolver valued at $375
were reported stolen.

A Niceville residence in the
100 block of Kent Court was
burglarized sometime July 1-
Aug. 18 and some $19,000
worth of lcllhin -. televisions,
electronics, appliances and

sporting goods stolen.
Due to criminal activity the
house had been seized by the
IRS July 1, the locks changed
and signs posted in the win-
dows. Some of the former resi-
dents made an appointment with
the IRS Aug. 18 to retrieve some
of their possessions from inside
the house. Treasury agents dis-
covered the burglary and theft
when they inspected the interior
of the home prior to allowing
the former residents inside.

Criminal IVischief
A Niceville resident from the
2400 block of Rocky Shores
Drive reported Aug. 21 that
unknown persons) spread toilet
paper over a yard, flowers and a
political sign.

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By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Funeral services for a year-
old Niceville girl were held
Friday at Heritage Gardens
On Aug. 25 Kayli Haynes
died at Sacred Heart Hospital,
where she had been taken by
helicopter ambulance the day
before, according to the

Niceville Police Departement,
which said it was investigating.
The state medical examiner
said Tuesday that a report on
the cause of death had not yet
been completed.
According to Niceville
police reports, police respond-
ed to the infant's Niceville
Avenue home about 1:58 p.m.,
Aug. 24, after receiving a 911

call that her mother had found
her in a bathtub of water.
When police arrived they
found the child's mother, Tara
Haynes, and another woman,
Jennifer Ogden, attempting to
administer CPR to the uncon-
scious infant on the front
porch, according to police
A police officer and Ogden

continued CPR on the child
until Niceville firefighter
arrived about a minute later
and took over the life-saving
effort, the police report stated.
As soon as EMS arrived the
child was rushed to Twin Cities
Hospital and subsequently
transported to Sacred Heart
Hospital in Pensacola, where
she died the next day, accord-

ing to police.
According to her obituary,
Kyli is survived by her parents
Matt and Tara Haynes; big
brother and best friend Caden,
grandparents; James and
Jeannie Haynes; grandmother
Julie Wheat; uncles Kane
(Tabitha) Strickland, Jared,
Ryan and Ben Haynes; cousins
Ethan and Ellisa Strickland.


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Jewel Shepherd, right,
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Head, 77. Jewel, who was
born in Alabama but has
lived in the Twin Cities for
12 years, now lives at
Superior Residences, an
assisted-living facility.

Beacon photo
by Kenneth Books

The Okaloosa County
Commission on the Status of
Women (OCCSW) inducted
three women
into the 2010
Hall of Fame
at the Annual
Hall of Fame
Mlartha C. Miller Tusa,
Aug. 26, at
NWFSC Niceville Campus,
Building K Gallery. This year's
inductees included Martha C.
Miller, Valparaiso, city president
of Coastal Bank and Trust
Company; Karen Lauer, Fort

Oklona Boounay 3 s or t who
has volunteered her skills for
such as e
House, the
American C A--; ~
Cancer ,
Society, the -
Army, The
Fort Walton
Beach Doris Mlerlene
Chamber of Day

Colmnerce and others; and Doris
Merlene Day, Valparaiso, a busi-
ness woman, inspirational speak-
er and volunteer, was instrumen-
tal in the passage of laws affect-
ing better treatment of breast can-
cer patients and equal pay for
"The Hall of Fame is a monu-
ment to some of the exceptional
women in our county's history,"
said Lois Hoyt, chair of the
"To be nomi-
nated, much
less selected
as an
inductee, is a
great honor.
The three

selected this1 Kae ae

in their fields and in their contri-
butions to our communityy"
Day, the "Contemporary
Inductee," was instrumental in
the passage of the Mary B.
Hooks Act/Breast Cancer
Treatment, which passed in 2009
and took effect July 1, 2010,
assuring better treatment of breast
cancer patients. She also worked
to help pass the Lilly Ledbetter
Please see FAME, page B-2

By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
Robert Taft was inaugu-
rated president in 1909. The
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP) was
formed that year. In July,
the 16th Amendment was
approved, ushering in the
federal income tax. On

Aug. 29, the first air race in
history was held in Rheims,
Two days later, Jewel
Shepherd was born in
Prattville, Ala.
While all of those events
that preceded her birth now
seem antiquated, she's still
with us.
Jewel turns 101 today,

and the staff of Superior
Residences in Niceville is
ready to kick up their heels
to help her celebrate.
How does one live more
than a century'?
"By the grace of God,"
said Jewel, still spry with a
quick mind and a sharp
sense of humor. "Relax and
Please see 101, page B-3

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Twin Cities Woman's Club
12eclentl i stalled office rs for
Shipley, corresponding secre-
tary; Dale Fuqua, president;
Janet Pandzik, vice president;
Patty Mixon, recording secre-
tary and Margery Fletcher,
Louis James Tsunis recent-
ly graduated from the
University of Central Florida
with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Business
Tsunis will be pursuing an
MBA at the

Fo eda. He
is the son of
Steve and

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and Louis
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Overall Agent of the Month
from ERA American Realty for
July. With more than 70 agents
in five local area offices, the
award represents Marsha's
superior customer perfonnance.

Niceville award-winning
artist Laurel Siwicki will pres-
ent her solo show "Taking
Flight, Taking Root" on
Saturday, Sept. 4-Oct. 2, at Full
Circle Gallery in Fort Walton
Beach. The opening reception
will be Sept. 4 from 6-9: p.m.
with an artist talk at 7 p.m. The
show will feature ceramic
sculptures that reflect the
artist's introspection into the
life joumney--how we get there
and where
we take
Siwicki has
been work-
ing on
this show
for about a
Laurel Siwicki year, she
feels her
own life journey has been
preparing her for it all of her
life. While the works are
derived from the artist's person-
al experiences, they are open to
individual interpretation, pro-
viding spectators with an
opportunity to explore their
own thoughts on taking flight
and taking root. As such, sym-
bolism plays an integral role in
Siwicki's series and heavily

helps her tell her story.
"Since the beginning of
time, artists have been using
symbols in their art to allow the
viewer to infer their own mean-
ing," Siwicki explains. "I use
old and new symbols, all of
which incorporate my
Northwest Florida roots."
These symbols include
cypress trees, dilapidated skiffs,
and native birds. Siwicki's
works also often include parts
that look rusted or womn, which
help create a sense of the pass-
ing of time, highlighting the
artist's belief that journeys take
time and that one ought to
enjoy them.
"Too often we focus on the
being-there, when, if we take a
moment, we will realize that
the getting-there is sometimes
the best part," Siwicki says.
During her artistic career,
Siwicki has experimented with
many different media but has
found that clay is what best
gives shapes to her ideas. Most
of her artwork reflects a sense
of appreciation and observation
of the world around her. Using
a natural element such as a clay
seems only natural for
Siwicki's creations, through
which she seeks to break the
tradition and perception that

Pam Smith of Niceville has
been named one of just 15 teach-
ers as Teaching Ambassador
Fellows for the current school
year, according to Arne Duncan,
U.S. Secretary of Education.
Now in its third year, the
Teaching Ambassador
Fellowships were created to give
outstanding teachers an opportu-
nity to participate in policy devel-
opment and to contribute their
expertise to those discussions.
Fellows, in tumn, share what
they've learned about federal ini-
tiatives with other teachers in
their districts and states, encour-
aging broader input into efforts to
improve education at all levels of
government. The 2010-2011 fel-
lows join a network and continue
to work with the Department's 38
previous fellows from the first
two years of the program.
Smith is primarily an online
instructor for Okaloosa Online,
Blue Ridge International
Academy and Troy University.
She hold a bachelor's degree in

English education, graduate
degrees in public administration
and gifted education and addi-
tional graduate hours in reading,
history and English.
This year's fellows were
selected from 500 applications
from teach-

~i9Cl rsaninstructional
specialists at
charter and
Pam mithessays about
Pam Smiththeir record
of leadership, their impact on stu-
dent achievement, and their
insight into educational policy
fnam school and classroom expe-
rience. Applications came fnam
teachers across the country, at
every grade level and instruction-
al area in urban, rural, and subur-
ban schools.
Smith was the only selectee

from Florida
She said she got the learning
bug early.
"During my childhood, study-
ing and learning were valued
activities in the Smith house-
hold," she said. "My love for
learning was fonned as I watched
the TV nightly news with my
family, read the newspaper,
engaged in family conversations
at dinner, attended church, read
all of the Nancy Drew, Trixie
Belden, and Tom Swift mystery
books, and took piano and organ
Another influence, she said,
was "seeing my father working
on his college degree with my
mother as his editor and support-
er. Due to the actions and words
of my parents, I became a life-
long student embracing educa-
tion, teacher workshops and con-
ferences, museums, piano per-
fonnance, and diverse creative
arts and musical live events. As a
lifelong learner, I chose to
become an educator. "

"Traveler's Voyage" is one of
the artworks that will be dis-
played at Full Circle Gallery.

clay creates merely functional
objects by using it expressively
in innovative ways
Siwicki s own journey as an
artist has led her to many
places, but she has recently dis-
covered that the place from
where she originally took
flight--Northwest Florida--is
the place where she now takes
In conjunction with her
exhibition Siwicki will offer
two workshops, Joumney
Sculpture, Sept. 11, 11 a.m.-1
p.m., and Angel Sculpture,
Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. During
these classes she will teach the
techniques she uses to create
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

College scholars

]Iearn recognition

Powers, Matthew Ruff, Colton
Schniepp, Ryan Sims, Joshua
Wagner, Celia Walker
Valparaiso: Jamie Clark,
Eric Hinojosa, Amanda Kreger
Dean's List
Freeport: Michael Downs,
Alexis Inabnet, Robert Mims,
Patrick Pilcher
Niceville: Jenna Amell,
Denise Bernstein, Michael
Betsayad, Garret Clarke, Linda
Clements, Edward Connor,
Athena Cooper, Mary Granade,
Carl Hall, Nicholas Harvey,
Nathan Haynos, Micheal
Higgins, Sara Messenger, Jessica
Olson, Brian Orta, Victor Sallee,
Charles Smith, Paula Theisen,
Stephanie Thomas, Rhianna
(Anna) Torrecarion, Vance
White, Katie Wooten-Bryant
Valparaiso: Sari Hemnandez,
Colleen Provost, Samantha

SMartha C. Miller, the
"Business Inductee" is the city
president for Coastal Bank and
Trust. She began her career at
Coastal Bank in 1979 as a teller
and worked her way up. Miller
has served in various leadership
roles including branch manage-
ment, consumer and commercial
lending, human resources, train-
ing, marketing and sales, and has
taken leadership roles in the
Niceville/Valparaiso Chamber of
Colmnerce, the Heritage Museum
of Northwest Florida, the
Workforce Development Board of
Okaloosa and Walton Counties
and the United Way of Okaloosa
and Walton Counties.
The women's photos will be
placed pennanently on display
with the Okaloosa County Court
House in Crestview, the County
Commission building on Lewis
Turner and in the Niceville City
Council Chambers.

Northwest Florida State
College recognized the superior
scholastic achievement of stu-
dents completing the Summer
2010 tenn by naming them to the
President's List and Dean's List.
The President's List names
those students with nine or more
credits in the tenn who earned a
grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0
during the semester. The Dean's
List names students with nine or
more credits in the tenn who
earned a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79.
President's List
Freeport: Mikaela Norton
Niceville: Adva Abbott,
Jennifer Andreachi, Philip
Augustin, Jane Brown, David
Brown, Bobby Daniel, Kenneth
Harrison, Kaycee Holland,
Emily Jacobs, Rebecca Jones,
Kathryn Keipert, Lindsey
Macdonald, Coral Mcnabb,
Kristen Onnsbee, James

From page B-1
Act, which took effect January
2009, providing a remedy for
women and men seeking fair pay.
Each time a discriminatory pay-
check is received, the limitation
for filing a discriminatory claim is
Lauer, the "Community
Service Inductee," has provided
critical service and leadership to
the community of Okaloosa
County throughout the 36 years
she has lived here. She has taken
leadership roles in such women-
focused organizations as Shelter
House and the Democratic
Women's Club and given guid-
ance and volunteer hours to the
American Cancer Society, the
Salvation Army, the American
Heart Association and other key
volunteer organizations in our

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Long-time members of the Oliver D. Nichelson Post 221 of the American Legion are, from left:
Cecil Blackwell, 50 years; J.C. Helms, the local Legion's first commander, and Cecil L. Anchors,
the Legion's first elected commander.

Legion~~~~ ps az 6t

In the surmner of 1946 a group
of 15 Niceville veterans began
gathering in City Hall to fonn an
American Legion Post. As plans
came together and were complet-
ed on Aug. 15, 64 years ago, the
charter for American Legion,
Oliver D. Nichelson Post 221 of
Niceville was official, with 15
charter members.
On Aug. 15, 2010, Post 221
celebrated its 65th year. Florida
Vice Commander Fletcher
Williams presented certificates to
guests Cecil L. Anchors and Joel
A. Hehns, who are the last two
living charter members. Both
received a continuous year certifi-
cate for 65 years as Legion mem-

The land Post 221 sits on was
donated by a member of the
Meigs family. Post members bor-
rowed $5,000 from a man who
asked for no collateral and built a
30-by-70-foot building on John
Sims Parkway. At that time, John
Sims Parkway was a dirt road.
They had numerous fish fries and
dance parties to pay off the loan.
Since it was the largest build-
ing in Niceville, many others used
it for meetings and parties. At that
time there was no air conditioning
and it got very hot inside, so they
poured a concrete slab behind the
building for outside gatherings
and square dances.
J. C. Hehns was the first com-
mander. A short time later, Cecil
L. Anchors was the first elected
The post was named in honor
of Oliver Daniel Nichelson, son

of Thomas and Alva Nichelson of
Niceville. Oliver was Niceville's
first causality of WWII.
Oliver had enlisted in the U.S.
Marines in December 1939 in
San Francisco. He attained the
rank of corporal and was serving
on the USS Lexington in the
Coral Seas.
Early on May 8, 1942, the
Lexington was hit by torpedoes
and Japanese dive bombers.
Oliver was killed in the early
morning attack and was buried at
sea. Later that same day the
Lexington exploded from internal
gas fumes and eventually sank in
the Coral Sea.
Cecil Blackwell received his
certificate for 50 continuous years
and Don Gamble, a 60-year
member, was not able to attend
but received his certificate the
next day.


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Northwest Florida State College
begins Sept. 8 by web and in per-
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Sept. 9 at all seven college loca-
tions. The schedule of classes and
registration infonnation is avail-
able on the college website at
nwfsc.edu/schedule, from the col-
lege's Continuing Education
Depart-ment at 729-6084, and at
community lcations suc as
libraries and chambers of com-
Open to adults of any age,
Prime Time non-credit classes
start in September, October and
November and range from $5 to
$75. Most Prime Time courses are
offered at the college's Niceville
campus with a series of courses
offered at the college's new South
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Sarah Elizabeth Yarbrough
and James Alan Wilder

Yarbroug h-WilIder
Sarah Elizabeth Yarbrough,
daughter of Charles Yarbrough Jr.
of Fredericksburg, Va., and
Charles and Elizabeth Gagner or
Florala, Ala., and James Alan
Wilder, son of Lewis and Barbara
Wilder of Niceville, were united
in marriage on Aug. 28, 2010, in a
ceremony with close friends and
family at Eden Gardens State Park
in Santa Rosa Beach.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at the Niceville
Community Center. A second
reception will be held Sept. 6 at
the Yarbrough home on the
Rappahannock in Fredericksburg.
The bride is working on her
bachelor's degree in social servic-
es for education at the University
of West Florida, and is currently
working as a credit union teller in
the Niceville area.
The groom eamed bachelor's
degree in media communications
from Asbury College in Wilmore,
Ky. He is employed by Starbucks
in Destin, Fla., and is the owner of
Wilder Creations.

From page B-1
let nature take its course.
That's what I did."
Jewel's daughter, Dorothy
Head, 77, of Valparaiso, said
her mother's doctor told her,
"If you stay away from doc-
tors and don't take medica-
tions, you'll live a long life."
To this day, Dorothy said, her
mother never takes any med-
In 101 years, many breath-
taking things can occur, par-
ticularly in the 20th century,
with its technological explo-
sion. Jewel knew right away
what the most amazing thing
was about her century-plus of
living .
"I married my husband,"
she said. "I had the best man
God ever gave breath to. He
never said one cross word to
Jewel has lived in the
assisted living home for only
eight months. Before that, she
lived 12 years in an apartment
in Valparaiso. Her daughter
helped her out in some cases,
but she remained relatively
independent. Even today, said
Superior Residences Life
Enrichment Director Rened
Romeo, Jewel takes part in

fessor of communication at the
University of Louisiana, Monroe,
and holds a Ph.D. in colmnunica-
tions; her background is in both
journalistic and art photography.
NWFSC will also be the debut
venue for Karen Reese Tunnell's
new suite, "Oil on Water," which
will hang in the Mattie Kelly Arts
Center front hall.
"Oil on Water" is a series of
monotypes created since the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill by
hydroprinting on cotton, produc-
ing a marbled effect that resem-
bles the three-dimensional surface
of a body of water. Tunnell then
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aged to contribute their responses
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This year marks five years
since the disaster, and NWFSC
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State College will kick off the
2010-2011 season with three new
exhibitions appearing Sept. 5 to
Oct.. 10.
Though different in medium,
scope, and point of view, these
three shows are all artists' respons-
es to the forces--natural and man-
Inade--hat shape life on the Gulf
Coast and in Florida, including
reflections on Hurricane Katrina
and the Deepwater Horizon oil
A preview reception honoring
the artists will be held in the gal-
leries Friday, Sept. 3 from 5 to 7
p.m. Gallery hours for the exhibits
are Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to
4 p.m., Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4
p.m. and 90 minutes prior to most
performances in the main stage
theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts
Center. The Mattie Kelly Arts
Center Gallery exhibits and recep-
tion are free and open to the pub-
lic. For infonnation, contact the
gallery office at 729-6044.
In the McIlroy Gallery, Amy
Vigilante will present "Crazy
Eights," an exhibition of large-
scale fiber art. Vigilante's works
are created as traditional quilts
with tops, IIlllier-. ornate backs,
and copious stitching. These large-
scale compositions incorporate
bright colors, pattern (some fab-
rics are printed by the artist; others
are Marimekko), and stitched text.
The 2004 hurricane season bat-
tered Florida with a series of dev-

stating stones and motivated
Vigilante to begin making quilts;
the uncertainties she felt during
that series of natural disasters led
her to cut fabric and explore how
textiles might be recombined to
create new meaning.
Several works in "Crazy
Eights" reference change and loss
experienced living in a hurricane
zone. Other series explore aging,
body image, and vulnerability
through use of recycled clothing
and found objects within the
Vigilante holds a Ph.D. in art
education and has been Director
of University Galleries at the
University of Florida since 2002.
She has exhibited throughout the
Southeast in both solo and invita-
tional group shows.
Bette Kauftman's "Waterline"
will be on view in the Holzhauer
Gallery. Visitors will find them-
selves in a near-360 degree envi-
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following Hurricane Katrina.

taken during five trips to New
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following Hurricane Katrina.
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reproduced 8-by-12 inches, are
installed edge-to-edge so that the
water line, visible on buildings,

most social events at the resi-
Growing up on a farm in
Alabama, Jewel lacked many
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lamps. They had no motor
vehicle. Travel was accom-
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trips, rain was a major prob-
lem as there was nothing to
cover them but oil cloth. In the
winter, they would heat bricks
to keep their feet warm in the
"I came from way back,
Jewel said with a big grin.
But, despite what people
today would consider hard-
ships, Jewel had a rich life and
a good upbringing. One of her
strongest memories is helping
to crank the ice cream freezer
as it turned out a sweet con-
fection. Her job? "I used to
have to sit on the freezer while
they cranked it," she said, to
keep it upright.
Jewel is hard of hearing
and blind, but, said Romeo,
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Payne, 12 to 13, Savannah
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By Sarah Clauson
Beacon Correspondent
The 2010 Niceville High
School Football team made its
debut Friday in the annual pre-
season Kickoff Classic. The play-
ers got their feet wet, literally,
against Washington High School
and brought home a 20c-3 victory,
thanks to three touchdowns in the
fourth quarter by non-starting
and junior varsity players.
The rain kept the bleachers
from filling, with the exception
of the spirited student section,
and the band's absence kept
things all too quiet.
The game, which allowed
starters and backups from both
the varsity and JV teams to get
time on the field, was a soggy
one. It also gave the young team
some pre-season action before
the season officially begins this
Friday against Lincoln.
The varsity starters opened the
game and played through the first
half without much rhythm.
Washington managed to put three

put six on the board with a quar-
terback keeper that brought him
into the end zone. A second
touchdown was scored by junior
Josh Jones, thanks to a strong
run all the way from midfield.
The final touchdown was scored
again by DeBonis on another
keeper with 4:36 left in the
An interception by Nicolas
Magallan with fewer than two
minutes in the game gave posses-
sion back to Niceville. Running
back Carter Hermann landed the
ball on the 1-yard line with sec-
onds left in the game. The Eagles
took a knee, and finished with a
20-3 victory.
Coach John Hicks kept things
in perspective and quickly identi-
fled areas that needed correction,
nWe made too many mental mis-
takes on offense," he said.
"When we had a chance to make
plays we didn't. Those are all
keys to victory, and we didn't do
it." As for the new defensive
players, "They played good at
times; at times they showed their

Fresh off the heels of the
school's best season since 1988,
when it won the state football
championship, this year's team
has big shoes to fill.
After a stellar 2009 season
that took the boys all the way to
the Citrus Bowl for a stab at the
state title, the Eagles lost much
of their starting lineup, including
10 defensive starters. Senior
Kyle McDorman returned as
quarterback, along with running
back Spencer Pullen and several
other familiar names. There were
plenty of new players, especially
on the defensive side of the ball,
all eager to make their presence
Wide receiver Terrell Nichols,
a junior, was excited to get on
the field.
"Ever since I was a little kid I
always want to get out here on
varsity and play the game," he
said. He gave credit to last year's
offensive starters, Roy Finch and
Cody Williams, for being "like
big brothers." He hopes to pick
up where they left off and carry
on the legacy.

Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson
Sophomore Carter Hermann runs the ball in the closing seconds
of Friday's game with Washington. He got as far as the 1-yard
line before being stopped. The Eagles won the game, 20-3.

points on the board late in the
first quarter. Niceville's Special
Teams couldn't quite get into the
groove, and weren't able to give

the offense good field position.
The second half introduced
some of the non-starters and jun-
ior varsity players, and finally in
the fourth quarter, JV quarter-
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Bass anglers from the
community came out in force
to have fun and support
Children in Crisis at the
American General Life &
Accident Insurance Company
first CIC Bass Tournament.
The charity tournament
kicked off at Hammock Bay
in Freeport and raised more
than $30,000 in prizes, in-
kind donations and sponsor-
ships. Proceeds will help feed,
clothe and care for the abused,

neglected and abandoned
children of our community.
The end-of-day fish
weigh-in was the highlight of
the event and prizes were
awarded to the top seven
anglers. The team of Johnnie
Kirkland and Harold Godwin
won the $3,000 top prize with
a total weight of 10.94 pounds
for five fish. David Howard
won the "Big Fish" prize with
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The North Bay Society of the
Sword Fencing Club held a series
of competitions Aug. 8, which
included sword fighters from
across Northwest Florida.
Fencers of all ages engaged in
combats of foil and saber at
Niceville's First Presbyterian
Church and a number of new
names were added to the roll of
winners. The results:

12 and Under
Mixed Foil
1. Garron Ireton, Niceville
2. Ryan Murphey, Niceville
3. Alexis "Scrappy" Hopkins,
Fort Walton Beach
14 and Under
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1. Garron Ireton, Niceville
2. Nick Hopkins, Fort Walton

3. Alexis Hopkins, Fort Walton
Women's Foil
1. Jessica Purvis, Bluewater Bay
2. Kim Hopkins, Fort Walton
3. Kara Green, Niceville
Mlen's Foil
1. Jackson Ranes, Mary Esther
2. Steve Hopkins, Fort Walton

3. Nick Hopkins, Fort Walton
Mixed Saber
1. Heidi Bruntmyer, Eglin AFB
2. Geoffrey Drake, Niceville
3. Kara Green, Niceville
Jackson Ranes, Mary Esther
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Ul3 girls place in tourney
The Emerald Coast United Soccer U13 girls team placed second in the Thunder Road
Tournament at Auburn, Ala., last weekend. From left: back, Mlichael Denton, coach, Brook
Gaskell, Jaysa Sargent, Julie Duchock, Lena Owen, Mlegan Doan, Mlimi Paravalos, Krista
Abel and Kelsie Walker; front, Mladdie Prichard, Savannah Low, Kristen Anderson, MIC
Cockrum, Lanie Ely and Jessica Chaves.

13-14 All-Stars take Sectionals
The Niceville-Valparaiso 13-14 year old Junior AII-Star baseball team finished its 2010 year
at the Little League State Tournament in Stuart the weekend of July 30. Although they fell
short in the state tournament, the AII-Stars finished the season as District and Sectional
champions. From left: manager Mlike Hampton, John Secord, Tyler Head, Garrett Loftis,
Jacob Clark, Ryan Wallace, Zack Shields, Mlatt O'Hair, Logan Gaither, Ryan Sorenson, Trey
Irvine and coach Walt Irvine.

Thursday, Sept. 2
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--Ruckel@Lewis football, 6:30
-NHS @Crestview JV football,

-NHS @Crestview cross coun-
try, 4:30
--RBCS-Walton volleyball, 5/6
-NHS-FWB ladies golf, 3
--NHS@Crestview volleyball,

Friday, Sept. 3
--NHS-Lincoln football, 7
--RBCS-Aucilla football, 7
Tuesday, Sept. 7
--NHS-Choctaw 9th grade
football, 6
-NHS-Leon cross country, 5
-BC6S @Crestview volley-
--NHS-Crestview ladies golf, 3
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receive a facelift over the
Labor Day weekend.
Sunday and Monday, Sept. 5
and 6, a group of volunteers
will clean the exercise room
and locker rooms. Great White
Carpet Cleaners has volun-
teered to clean the carpet at no
charge, according to organizer
Phe ho ville Kiwanis will
also participate.
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repaint the interior of the facili-
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

info bab acn om
before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Library story program
The Valparaiso Community
Library will have a Book Worms
Program on Early Release Thursday,
Sept. 2, 1:30-3 p.m. Activities will
include an age-appropriate story,
game and arts and crafts. All elemen-
tary school age children are invited.
Info: 729-5406.
Museum seeks volunteers
The Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida is seeking volun-
teers to assist with greeting, reception
and in the gift shop. Flexible days and







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Stop by the Bay Beacon for an
information sheet and to fill out an
application. The Beacon 1181 E. John
Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080
(Parkway East Shopping Center across
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Admission is $10: kids under 12 free.
Info: mattiekellyartsfoundation.com
or 650-2226.
Oktoberrest artist call
The 16th annual Oktoberfest and
Arts & Crafts Festival at Winn-Dixie
Plaza in Bluewater Bay is looking for
artists and craftsmen interested in sell-
ing their work. The festival, sponsored
by the Mid-Bay Rotary Club, will be
held Friday, Sept. 24, 5-10 p.m., and
Saturday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost for the two-day event is $75.
Info: Bert, 897-3190.
Arrangers guild planned
Valparaiso Community Library
and Valparaiso Garden Club are spon-
soring a new Creative Arrangers
Guild. The group will meet on the first
Friday of each
month, beginning
Sept. 3, through
April, 9-11 a.m. at
the Valparaiso
Community Library, 459 Valparaiso
Pkwy. All sessions will be taught by
accredited flower show judges. On
Sept. 3, Marie Harrison will demon-
strate traditional line and line mass

times are available for one- to three-
hour shifts. Interested individuals may
stop by the museum during regular
business hours, Tuesday-Saturday 10
a.m.-4 p.m.
Info: 678-2615.
Children's book reading
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State
Park will host a reading of the popular
children's book '"The Salamander
Room:' Saturday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m.-
noon at the Red
Cedar Pavilion in
the day use area.
Pack a picnic
lunch, bring the
family and jomn the
park rangers and staff as they celebrate
Literacy Month. Park entrance fees
will be waived for visitors who bring a
library card, library book, or who
donate a new or gently used family
Info: 833-9144.
Red tide lecture planned
'"Red Tide and Other Harmful
Algal Blooms" will be the topic of the
Choctawhatchee Audubon Society
Sept. 2 talk by Dr. Allison Beauregard,

chair of the Mattie Kelly
EnvironmentallInstitute at NWFSC, in
the Leamning Resource Center, LRC
Room 128. Socializing, refreshments
and conservation topics begin at 6:30
p.m., prior to the featured speaker at 7
Info: Gary Parsons, 678-1461.
Baptist reunion scheduled
The second annual "We Grew Up at
FBC Valparaiso" gathering is planned
for the Labor Day weekend.
Following an informal reception
Saturday, Sept. 4, in the church's
Fellowship Hall fmom 2-5 p.m, dinner
will be at The Boathouse Restaurant in
Valparaiso at 5:30 p.m. Sunday morn-
ing will be worship at FBC Valparaiso
with Dr. Bill Warren preaching the
morning message.
RSVP for the reception and/or din-
ner to Pam Smith, 678-5484 text 621-
6135 or Liz Jepson Webb, 678-1301
elizmiz@aol.com or Pam Smith pam-
Charity shopping event
The Junior League of the Emerald
Coast will host a charitable shopping
event Nov. 5-6 at the Emerald Coast

designs. Call 729-5406 or e-mail
marieharrison@valp.net to register
and request a copy of supplies needed.
Chamber breakfast set
The Niceville Valparaiso Chamber
of Commerce will hold its Second
Wednesday Breakfast Sept. 8 at the
Niceville Community Center located
at 204 N Partin Drive. The Breakfast
will begin at 7:15 a.m. with coffee and
conversation, followed by breakfast at
7:30 a.m. This months sponsor is The
Manor at Blue Water Bay. Chamber
members, their guests, and prospec-
tive members are invited to attend.
Museum prexy to speak
Shannon Hayes, president of the
Carver-Hill Museum in Crestview,
will speak at the Helitage Museum of
Northwest Florida Thursday, Sept. 9,
noon. Hayes will share information
about the museum, its history and his-
toric collections. Carver-Hill
Museum, site of the last segregated
school in Okaloosa County, is the
county's exclusive repository for black
history artifacts, collections and mem-
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Mistletoe Market, is a charitable shop-
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Labor Day concert set
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
presents "A Musical Farewell to
Summer" Labor Day weekend con-
cert at Grand Park in Grand
Boulevard, Sandestin, Sunday, Sept. 5,
7 p.m. This will feature live music
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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 $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.

Water outage
this afternoon
Due to a utility repair, the
water service will be inter-
rupted on Judith Avenue,
Christy Drive, Finck Road,
22nd Street and the 1000
block of Bayshore Drive
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to
2 p.m., weather permitting.
The rain date is the following
day. For more information,
call 729-4064.

Labor Day concert set
The Mlattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents "A Mlusical Farewell to Summer" Labor Day
weekend concert at Grand Park in Grand Boulevard, Sandestin, Sunday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m.,
featuring The Joe Occhipinti Orchestra. Admission is $10; kids under 12 free. Info:
mattiekellyartsfoundation.com or 650-2226.

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. Blue Pine Village, Updated, 3/2............$1 63,900
* Lakeside Condo, 2/2, Ground Floor........$1 59,000
* End Unit, Marina Cove Townhome, 3/2.5 ..$199,500
* Newly Remodeled Family Home,
Bluewater, 3/2, REDUCED ......................$21 0,000
* Marina Cove Townhome, 3/2.5,
Views of the Bay.. .................................$210,000
* Waterfront, Marina Cove Townhome,
3/2. 5. ......... .................................... $ ,9
* Lido Village, 3/2.5, PENDING .................$279,000
aintrice Estate Waterfront Home, 3/2 ..$599,000

Southwind Golf Course .........................$165,000

* Furn., Studio, Waterfront, Util. Incl. $850..__
* Furn., Efficiency, Bayfront, Util. Incl. ......$,100
* Furn., 2/2, Ground Floor, Screened in Porch..$1,100
* Furn., 3/2.5, Townhouse, Util. Incl. ..............$1 ,550
. Waterf ront Townhome, 3/2.5, Garage .........$1,600

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Fort Walton and Navarre!
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the 32nd Annual Destin Seafood
Festival Sept. 17-19 at the Destin
Fishing Fleet Marina, City of Destin
Royal Melvin Heritage Park, and
Fisherman's Wharf
Starship performs the multi-plat-
inum hits of Jefferson Airplane,
Jefferson Starship, and Starship,
including "We Built this City,"
"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
"Sara," and "It's Not Over Till It s
Since its self-titled debut album in
1980, Loverboy has released four
multiplatmnum albums and many
international gold albums. Hits
include "Working for the Weekend,"
"Tumn Me Loose," "The Kid is Hot
Tonight," "Lucky Ones," and "Hot
Girls mn Love.'
The festival will also feature
regional musical acts, seafood from
local restaurants, arts and crafts ven-
dors and a kids' play area
Info on sponsorships, arts and
crafts vendor requirements, food ven-
dor requirements and volunteer
opportunities: Risa Gamner, 837-2711
ext. 2 or rgamner@Destin
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

From page B-6
Bring a sack lunch and come to
the Heritage Museum for History
Sandwiched-In, an informal'
lunchtime educational program. This
lecture is free and open to the public.
To reserve a seat call: 678-2615,
or go to: heritage-museum.org
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.
Braille transcription class
The Northwest Florida
Visionnaires, Inc. presents a free
Library of Congress Braille
Transcription Certification Class to
teach the skills to transcribe text-
books for the blind children of
Florida Sept. 13 through April,
Monday 10 a.m.-noon (except holi-
days), 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.
UMC arts and crafts show
The Destin United Methodist
Women will present the Fall Flair
Arts and Crafts Show Sept. 10, 10
a.m.-7 p.m. and 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at
the Destin Life Center, Destin United
Methodist Church, 200 Beach Drive.
All proceeds will go to the church's
missions. A variety of arts and crafts
will be available for purchase, and
there will be a bake sale. Lunch and

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897-6 64
1484 Hickory St.
SI cev I le

snacks will be available in the Soul
Info or to obtain a vendor applica-
tion, contact fallflair@aol.com or
Commissioner to speak
County Commissioner Don
Amunds will speak at the meeting of
the Silver Sands Republican Women
Sept. 13.
The meeting will be held at the
Bluewater Bay Restaurant in the
Bluewater Bay Golf Clubhouse.
There will be an opportunity to greet
and meet Amunds beginning at 5:30
p.m. The business meeting and dinner
will begin at 6 p.m.
The restaurant will
offer a special menu
6) ranging from $12-$15.

Amunds will focus on the election
in November. In addition there will
be a time for discussion regarding the
club's participation in activities
which will aid the election of
Rep Ican c sdi 67-182 for reser-
vations. Guests are welcome.
Tea Party to hear Grete
The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea
Party meets at Niceville City Hall the
second and fourth Mondays of each
month at 6 p.m. It is a local group of
concerned citizens with a goal of
holding local and national politicians
accountable. It advocates for the U.S.
Constitution at all levels of govemn-
ment. At the next meeting Monday
Sept. 13, at Niceville City Hall gues
speaker iDr. Robert L. Grete will dis-

cuss "Religious liberty and the First
Amendment." Info: 729-2874 or
Library book sale
Book sale sponsored by the
Friends of the Niceville Library,
Niceville Community Center, 204 N.
Partin Drive (next door to the library),
Friday, Sept. 17.
Friends only pre-
sale, 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 18,
open to the public
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the Niceville
Public Library.
Starship, Loverboy slated
Starship, starring Mickey
Thomas, and Loverboy will headline



q rEeT AND LOB do Set house, ow price!d 13
Kitchen, Stainless appliances. NEW CARPET installed
7/6/10. Roof replaced 8/2004. HVAC replaced 2010.
New sewer line from the house to city sewer, 2007.
Covered screen porch-13x34-Could easily be modified
to heated and cooled space. MOVE IN READY. Home
has 1 1/3 acre. Within walking distance to shops,
schools, and eating establishments. $168,500-Seller
Pays $4,000 Buyer Closing Cost!
SHORT SALE 4/2.5, wraparound porch, large Separate
Bonus Room-MUST SEE! Totally renovated with excep-
tion of bathrooms, Hardwood floors, Custom Cherry
Cabinets in Kitchen, Granite, Double Oven. New Doors
throughout. Home sits on 1/3 acre. Pool was installed
2007 featuring Endless Exercise Pool. Home located in
BWB Gated Southwind Community. Sold AS IS with Right
to Inspect. Reduced $379,9000

SIMPLE HOMEY Fisherman's Delight Choctaw
Beach 100 feet on the Bay and No Flood Insurance
required. Home has two separate lvnit
ofd Family tom~l~a~ib~Se~ u
flo Iing,1 Bedroom and Bathroom
Handyman' 'sp~c~il R~oot SAyelrs- SosV o ks~h405%nd 2

WATERVIEW COVE Freeport -AI| Brick, 3 Bed, 2 Bath
Located on a Beautiful Landscaped Yard. A Must See!!
Granite, Cultured Marble, Neutral Colors. Looks and
Shows Like New. 1,851 Sq. Ft. $184,500.

GRAND OAKS, NICEVILLE Large rectangular lot to
build your home with a 25' waterfront lot with dock for your
sila er ibeosat. eep wat r. This community o ssts f
$235,000. -

WATERVIEW COVE AI| Brick, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath,
Ceramic Tile Floors, Wood Foyer and Carpet. 3 years old.
SHORT SALE $215,000

KING'S LAKE Waterfront with Dock, Mobile Home, 3/2,
Owner Financing, $120,000.

Plaza located in BWB next to CVS has Office space avail-
able. 1,500 Square feet, 2,300 Square feet, 1,875 Square
Feet or 6,000 Square feet. $13.00 per square plus
Cam & Sales Tax.


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Beautiful Bay Front Lot in Choctaw Beach! 1 acre double lot $225,000 Web#036
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