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Group Title: Bay beacon
Title: The Bay beacon
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Title: The Bay beacon
Alternate Title: Beacon
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Bayou Enterprises
Place of Publication: Niceville Fla
Niceville, Fla
Publication Date: September 29, 2010
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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Celebrating--no strings attached

Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson
Niceville High School fans fire off a volley of Silly String during the third period of
Friday's Homecoming football game against Godby. The Eagles won the game, 7-0. More
photos, A-5. Story, B-3.

'He went back inside' B

WWll aviator speaks on new book


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
In a report issued last week, the
Air Force has sided with a proposed
F-35 warplane training plan at Eglin
Air Force Base that would increase
jet noise in much of Valparaiso and
parts of western Niceville.
The Air Force released a draft
environmental impact study on the
planed beddown of 59 F-35 fighter
aircraft at Eglin, including its pre-
ferred alternative of 19 evaluated.
The service's preferred altema-

tive, called 1A, is the noisiest option
for those living close to Eglin's Main
Base, according to the draft Eglin
Supplemental Environmental Impact
Statement (SEIS), released last week.
On an average flying day, which
includes most weekdays, about 34 F-
35s would fly over Valparaiso, blan-
keting much of the city with engine
Please see F-35, page A-9

Noise map for the Air Force's "pre-
ferred alternative" in operating an
F-35 warplane training wing at Eglin
Air Force Base. Line contours
mark decibel levels, with 65 deci-
bels deemed "incompatible" with
residential development, according
to the service. Colored contours
mark noise levels residents could
expect if Eglin limits flights from its
north-south runway, a restriction
which the preferred alternative
would end. At left, an F-35.
Air Force

Saturday, I-4 pam.
It's time to audition for
the Boggy Bayou Mullet
Festival Singing Showdown
at the Niceville
Community Center. A
fee of
$25 ispn ubr
due s

the .
audition. YrCI~
forms are available
online at
cityofnicevilIle.org/mul let.ht
Info: 279-6436, ext.
1001, or 729-4070.

Sui vS tte~r Ied will
present her experience
with "Operation Christmas

First United
Church at
the corner of
John Sims
Parkway and
Partin Drive
in Niceville. National
Collection Week for
Operation Christmas Child
is scheduled for
Nov. 1 5-22.

Sunday, 3-4 pam.
Holy Name of Jesus
Church, 1200 Valparaiso
Blvd., Niceville will have a
Rosary for Life on Respect
Life Sunday.

Inf'oay,7 -67m2.

The next Creative
Gardener Series program
will be on
Bulbs for the
The series is
cosponsored by the
Valparaiso Garden Club
and Valparaiso Library,
where it is held.
Info: 729-5406.

Calendar, A-8 & B-4.

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
After vigorous debate among
fire commissioners and some of
their constituents at a final budget
hearing Sept. 22, the North Bay
fire commission agreed to a mill-
age rate of 2.25 and a budget of
$2,117,407 for the 2010-11 fiscal
year, which begins Friday.
Fire commissioners also dis-
cussed--but took no action on-
a suggestion by the fire chief that
the district could lay off three
finle hi-lll to cut costs.
The new millage rate is higher
than the current millage rate of

2.05, and higher than the "rolled
back" rate of 2.1599 mills, which
would have produced the same
amount of property tax revenue
as was collected in the fiscal year
just ending.
The new rate is lower, howev-
er, than the 2.46 originally pro-
posed for the coming year, but
which was reduced during a pre-
vious budget meeting.
At a rate of 2.25, property
owners in the North Bay Fire
District will pay $2.25 in proper-
ty tax for every $1,000 of taxable

Please see MILLAGE, page A-8

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspond'ent
At their Sept. 21 meeting, the
Board of Trustees of Northwest
Florida State College more than
doubled the fines charged for
parking violations on campus,
discussed funding problems and
student test scores at the college-
sponsored Collegiate High
School, and also approved a vari-
ety of items related to college
operations and construction.
Two days later, the trustees
got together again, for a training
workshop on how to comply with
Florida's "Sunshine Law."
During the Sept. 21 meeting,
the trustees changed the college's
parking fine fee structure to
increase fines from $10 to $25,

effective January 2011.
The college wrote 850 parking
tickets during the semester that
began Jan. 4 and ended May 14,
according to spokeswoman
Sylvia Bryan. Penalties are
enforced administratively through
the college rather than through
the courts.
The Sept. 21 meeting also
included a briefing from Charla
Cotton, director of the Collegiate
High School, a public charter
school operated by NWFSC at
the Niceville campus.
Cotton reviewed a previous
briefing she had given in August,
in which she had told the trustees
that the Collegiate High School
Please see PARKING, page A-9

James Crooke of Baker spoke
in Valparaiso about his expe-
riences rasd a nB 17W bombe

subject of his recent book.

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Local author and WWII aviator
James Crooke told a story about

aboard a U.S. Army Air Forces B-
17 bomber. The book contains

many of the cartoons and draw-
ings Crooke made during the war,
which illustrated, often humorous-
ly, the life and hardships faced by
Crooke and his fellow airmen.
As a lieutenant in the 303rd
Bomb Group based at
Molesworth, England, Crooke
Troe flew aboard a B-17 called the
"Lonesome Polecat." Flying such
missions was extremely dangerous, with

Please see WWII, page A-3

war, survival and personal
resilience at the Okaloosa
Heritage Museum in Valparaiso
last week, as he discussed what it
was like to fly bombers over Nazi
Germany at the height of the war,
and to endure life in a German Jame
prisoner-of-war camp.
Crooke has recently authored a book
about his experiences during the war, in
which he was a navigator and radio operator

Higher local noise levels seen in F-35 flights

Air Force plan would end

north-south runway restriction '

N. Bay OK's

milla ge hik e

NO aCtlon on la yoff option

COllege boosts

parking fines


Page A-2

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


You Are Invited!
The United States Air Force, through Eglin Air Force Base, has prepared a Draft Supplemental EnvironmentallImpact
Statement that analyzes the potential environmental consequences associated with the implementation of the Eglin AFB
Base Realignment and Closure Joint Strike Fighter F-35 program.
Three public hearings are scheduled to provide information about the Draft SEIS and ensure the public has a fair and
equal opportunity to consider and comment on the document. An Air Force presentation will occur at 6 p.m.
All interested members of the community and organizations are encouraged to attend.
Public Hearing Schedule:
5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Open House
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Air Force Presentation
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Public Hearing

TuesdayFirst Baptist Church of Valparaiso ~ Sanctuary
Octobr 12,2010444 Valparaiso Parkway
Valparaiso, Florida 32580

WednesdNorthwest Florida State College ~ Niceville Campus, Gallery Room
Wensay 100 College Blvd. E
October 13, 2010
Niceville, Florida 32578
Shoal River Middle School ~ Multi-Purpose Room
Thursday 3200 Redstone Avenue East
Octobr 14,2010Crestview, Florida 32536

Please submit written comments before November 8, 2010 to the address listed below.
For more information, please contact:
Eglin AFB Environmental Public Affairs
ATTN: Mike Spaits
501 DeLeon St., Ste. 101
Eglin AFB, Florida 32542
mike.spaits @eglin.af.mil

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By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
The East Niceville Fire
District set a millage rate of
2.35 mills Wednesday, Sept.
22, on a budget of $781,530.
The millage rate, which
goes into effect Oct. 1, is the
same as the current rate.
Under the rate, the owner
of a home appraised at
$150,000 after homestead and
all other exemptions are sub-
tracted, would pay an annual
property tax of $352.50 to the
district. Taxpayers would have
to pay additional property tax
to other taxing authorities
such as the county and school
The tax revenue from
retaining the current millage

rate will likely decrease, as
property values have declined.
But commission chairman
Mark Marcolongo held that
the decrease would be afford-
able as the district recently
paid off a note on a new fire
engine, saving the district
more than $30,000 in fiscal
year 2011.
Commissioner Ed Dunbar
suggested that board members
establish in advance how
much each commissioner
would be paid of the $500 per
month salary the board
authorized for each member
Sept. 8.
Dunbar and Marcolongo
discussed the suggestion for
several minutes, but no action
was taken.

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspond'ent
The Valparaiso City
Commissioners will review pro-
posed designs for new sidewalks
near Lewis School during a
meeting to be held at 5:30 p.m.,
Oct. 11.
The commission reviewed
some preliminary plans for the
sidewalks during a special meet-
ing held Sept. 20, during which
engineer Mark Siner showed
slides of proposed locations of
the sidewalks, which are to be
built along streets near Lewis
School south of Toms Bayou
During the Sep. 20 meeting,
Valparaiso resident Diane Miller
suggested that the proposed
sidewalk locations be modified
to provide safer street crossing
locations for schoolchildren,
especially near Mississippi and
Grandview avenues.
Police Chief Joseph Hart

asked Siner to provide copies of
proposed signs to be placed near
pedestrian crossings, and said
the final design should accom-
modate recent changes in the
routes children take when walk-
ing to school, especially since
Lewis School has recently
changed from a middle school
to a combined middle and ele-
mentary school, now educating
many former Valparaiso
Elementary School students.
This, Hart said, has changed
the patterns of pedestrian traffic
and vehicle traffic near Lewis
School, as new, younger stu-
dents arrive and some parents
opt to drive their children to
school rather than allow them to
walk or ride school buses.
Diane Miller also said local
population patterns are chang-
ing, as some neighborhoods that
used to have many school chil-
dren have aged, while other
neighborhoods now have more

young children than in the past.
Following Siner's briefing,
commissioners asked him to
prepare a more detailed design
for the sidewalks, which the
commissioners will review at
their Oct. 11 meeting.

Lines on map indicate pro-
posed sidewalks in
Valparaiso. Sidewalks on
John Sims Parkway (north-
south lines on left side of
map) already exist.

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IS a hit

Friday and Saturday brought the
annual "Oktoberfest" celebration
to Bluewater Bay. The event, spon-
sored by the Mlid-Bay Rotary Club,
is a local version of the traditional
Oktoberfest held each year in
Bavaria, a southern state of
Germany. German businessmen
were among the original develop-
ers of the Bluewater Bay commu-
nity. This year's event included
arts and crafts booths, music,
dancing, children's attractions,
and other activities. Pictured serv-
ing in the Rotary food booth are
Shelly Normand, left, and Linda

Beacon photo by Mike Griffith

More sidewualkzs eyed for Valp. schoolchildren

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Page A-3

IOkaloosa County millage rates
I ~Cou/ntyrate. byear I

3.3443 3.2995 3.2899 3.2899

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

For Mlaking The Community


A success.

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspond'ent
Meeting in Crestview Sept.
21, the Okaloosa County Board
of County Commissioners (BCC)
set the county budget for Fiscal
Year 2011, as well as the pro-
posed property tax millage rate
for the coming year. The millage
rate will be 3.2899, the same rate
as for the current fiscal year.
The fiscal year for 2011
begins Oct. 1, 2010. According to
county public affairs officer
Kathy Newby, no changes were
made to the millage or budget
tentatively approved at previous
At a millage rate of 3.2899,
property owners in Okaloosa
County will pay $3.2899 in ad
valorem property tax for every
$1,000 of appraised, taxable
value of their property. For exam-
ple, the owner of a home with a
taxable value of $150,000 after
homestead exemptions and other
discounts would pay $493 in

From page A-1
about one of every three bombers
tllul Iklci such missions being shot
down by enemy fighter planes or
anti-aircraft artillery. Crooke's
plane was one of those shot down.
On his third mission over
Germany, Crooke's aircraft was
hit by enemy fire and rendered
inoperable. The crew attempted to
bail out, but only half of the eight-
man crew made it out of the plane.
Some were killed by the initial hit,
and one man, the engineer, froze
in a hatchway, unable to face the
terror of jumping out of the plane.
"He went back inside," said
Crooke. "That's where he died."
Another crewman was set to
jump right after Crooke, but as
Crooke fell from the plane, his
body turned in the wind so that he
found himself facing his comrade,
who stood in the hatch, about to

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Boulevard, to Palm
Boulevard to 21st Street,
including Finck Road,
according to city officials.




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budget despite falling revenue,
the county will use $102,216,823
of "cash carried forward" from
FY 2010.
The Sept. 21 final budget
hearing was the last of a long
series of briefings, workshops,
and public hearings that began in
April 2010, during which com-
missioners heard from county
department heads and constitu-
tional officers who explained
each item in their respective
departmental budgets, and heard
from county residents who asked
questions and offered their views
on county finances. Locations
and times of such meetings alter-
nated between the county com-
mission chambers in Fort Walton
Beach and Crestview, and
between morning and evening
sessions, in order to give as many
citizens as possible the opportu-
nity to attend at least one such
meeting regardless of their per-
sonal residences and schedules.
Copies of the final budget are
posted on the county commission
website at okaloosafl.com.

property tax to the county, in
addition to other property taxes
for the school district, independ-
ent fire districts, municipal serv-
ices benefit units, cities, and
other jurisdictions.
For Okaloosa County resi-
dents who live outside the bound-
aries of a city, the county will
also continue to charge an addi-
tional property tax of 0.18 mills
to pay for county parks and recre-
ation facilities. That tax also
remains the same as in the previ-
ous year.
Although the millage rate
stays the same, it will produce
less property tax revenue than in
the current year, although the
county budget will increase from
$263,569,236 in FY 2010 to
$280,421,796 in FY 2011.
Property values throughout the
county have declined during the
past year, as they have through-
out the United States during the
current economic recession.
Other sources of county rev-

"ump, just as the plane exploded in
midair. There was nothing Crook
could do, except to record the
event in one of his drawings.
Crooke and the other survivors
were captured and sent to a POW
camp in Barth, Germany.
Conditions there were harsh, with
little food. One night, one prisoner
managed to escape, and the same
night, the remaining prisoners
managed to steal some salami and
bread from a guard's lunch--a
special treat for the starving
Americans. Because of the escape,
the Germans assumed the missing
food had been taken by the
escapee, thus sparing the remain-
ing prisoners from punishment for
the theft.
The prisoners learned that the
war was over when, one night, the
electric lights went out at the camp
and the prisoners discovered that
the entire guard force had fled,
leaving them behind. For the next







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Year ended Sept. 30

enue, such as state aid, gasoline
and sales taxes, are also in
decline as tourism and other eco-
nomic activity has declined, due

day or two, until liberation forces
arrived, the ex-prisoners visited
nearby towns to fmnd food and sup-
plies. German citizens who had
proudly taunted the prisoners
when they were marched into
camp were now "humbleized,"
said Crooke, as they feared what
might become of them in the
hands of the approaching Allied
Such fears proved justified,
said Crooke, in the case of some
German women who fell into the
hands of some Russian ex-prison-
erss. "They met an unknown fate,"
he said.
After liberation, Crooke and
his fellow G.I.s were transported

to the recession and such other
events as the Deepwater Horizon
oil rig disaster in April of 2010,
which briefly fouled some

through France to England, and
then returned to the United States,
where he met and married
Today at 89, Crooke often has
difficulty speaking audibly, and
his wife, Theresa, helped interpret
and clarify parts of his briefmg~ at
the Heritage Museum. At the con-
clusion of his talk, however,
Crooke demonstrated his other
special talent besides drawing,
when he sang "How Great Thou
Art." As he sang the hymn,
Crooke's previously feeble voice
was transformed into a strong
baritone that seemed to belong to a
much younger man, as he filled
the room with music.

Okaloosa County beaches and
reduced tourism and commercial
fishing throughout the spring and
summer. To pay for the increased

A cent Signs
Insurance Co. the
Faille Agency
* An ican Athletic

* Bay Area Better

* Bog gBayou
Mullet Festival
* Carriage Hills
Realty Inc.
" Cetry 21 Patsy
* Century Link
* Citgo Petroleum
* City Of Niceville
* City of
* Coastal Bank and
.guastral materials
of Alabama, Inc.
* Coca Cola
Bottling Co.
* Col. Ed & Cindy
Doyle, USAF, Rtd.
Compass Rose
* Dxi Dan owrel -
* Dr. Alexis Tibbetts,
Okaloosa County
Suh Intendant
* Dr. Joe Agostinelli
* Dr. Patricia
* Ed's Hometown
Seafood & Steaks
* Emerald Coast
* Emerald Coast
United Soccer
* Endicott Village
* First Baptist
Church of
* Giuseppi's Wharf
* Granade
* Gustin, Cothern &

* eou sCmthol c
* Huff Homes
* lubuos Council
* Mullins Auto Body
cssee lly of God
* Niceville City
* Niceville Family
ientIlle Mini

* Ret. Lt. Gen.
* Richardson

Rruop rties, Inc.
* Sears of Niceville
* Senator Don
* G tp er Carpet
and Tile, Inc.
* Sound
Associates, Inc.
SSrpoere Brothers
* The Manor at
* Twin Cities
* Twin Cities
Transmission and
minerall Roe aIty
* Waste
Management of
NW Florida
* The Pat Hemby
Trust Fund
* Ever individuals
aluminum cans to
due tr clat the
City Halls.
* Edge Elementary
Staff, Students,
ad Parents who

* Plew Elementary
Staff, Students,
and Parents who
helped in the
* Valparaiso
Elementary Staff,
Students, and
Parents who
helped in the
* Every individual
who made a
donation to the
Fireworks Fund.
* Every individual
who bought a
Fireworks T-shirt.

* Niceville United
Methodist Church

Va prio Bay
Area Chamber of
* North Light Yacht
* Okaloosa Gas
* O'Sullivan Creel,
* Parkway
* Peoples National
* Polyengineering,
* Powell & Swanick
- Injury Attorney
* Quality Inn at
Eglin Air Force

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NHS celebrates homecoming with parade, royalty

The Niceville High School freshman class was 'a-whoopin' and a-hollerin'" as it arrived Darth Vader didn't stand a chance as the Class of 2012's own Luke Skywalker eagle (with
with a Western flair. Chewbacca, Princess Leia, C3PO and Yoda) showed him how to use a light saber.

The Eagle cheerleaders, accompanied by Screech, the school mascot, arrive as part of Friday's Niceville
High School Homecoming parade.

Beacon photos by Sarah Clauson
Homecoming Queen Mlolly Everitt and King Taylor Nixon get a salute from the Niceville
High School ROTC as they proceed to their seats after their crowning. Behind them is
Principal Linda Smith.

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,, re~ Department Rhe~orts
Th vleFire De ~r ent responded to the following calls from September

O S ruct 14y~ Eme gncy ia al
cl Crash
00ther ir fi le asW E-n.. A r
1 Illegal Burn 4 Other Emergency Calls
0 False Alarms 0 Hazardous Conditions
Street Situation Date Time
Regatta Drive ...............................Medical ...............................9/20/106 ..............15:56
Deer Street....................eia...............................9/01 ..............16:01
E. John Sims Pkwy .....................Medical ...............................9/20/106 ..............16:29
Dana Point Drive..........................Medical ...............................9/20/106 ..............20:21
N. Partin Drive..............................Vehicl Crash.....................9/21/10 ..............15:17
Redwood/John Sims ...................Vehicle Crash.....................9/21/10 ..............16:42
W. John Sims Pkwy ....................False Call ...........................9/21/10 ..............20:08
Kazmire Court..............................M edica...............9/31 ..............08:43
Eglin Range 213 ..........................Vehicle Fire ........................9/23/10 ..............16:30
Reeves Street ..............................Medical ...............................9/23/106 ..............18:27
S. Partin Drive ..............................Medical ...............................9/23/106 ..............20:37
Powell Drive .................................Medical ...............................9/24/106 ..............05:01
Linden Avenue .............................Medical ...............................9/25/106 ..............00:54
Cape Lane.....................................C nele ...........................9/25/10 ..............04:44
SR285 @ MM# 7.........................Vehicle Crash.....................9/25/10 ..............14:54
E. John Sims Pkwy .....................Medical ...............................9/25/106 .............21:11
Bay Circle .....................................Illga Burning ....................9/26/106 ..............09:27
N. Partin Drive..............................AlarmAciao ........9/61 ..............10:06
Duke Drive....................................Meia...............................9/26/106 ..............11:28
Little John Court...........................Medical ...............................9/26/106 ..............18:54
SR85N/SR123 .............................Vehicle Crash.....................9/26/10 ..............18:55
Government Avenue....................Vehicl Crash.....................9/26/10 ..............19:49
Reeves Street ..............................Medical ...............................9/26/106..............21:04
Fir Avenue ....................................Medica...............................9/26/106.............21:45
E. John Sims Pkwy .....................Shorted Electrical .............9/26/106..............23:51
Weekly Safety Tip: Have your stove top checked annually to be sure they are
working properly. Be careful when using things that get hot such as curling irons,
oven, irons, lamps and heaters. Web Page: http ilwww.cityofniceville.org/fire. html.

North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls September 19
through September 27.
Location Situation Date Time
North White Point Road ............Medical assist EMS ..............9/1 9/1 0.............23:01
Ingrid Court ................................Rescue, EMS incident...........9/20/1 0.............08:22
Range Road & Highway 20......Motor vehicle accident ..........9/20/10.............12:39
Greenwood Lane .......................EMS excluding vehicle ..........9/20/1 0.............14:26
W. John Sims Parkway .............Building fire ............................9/21/1 0.............20:09
White Point Road.......................Medical assist EMS ...............9/22/1 0.............22:48
Parkside Circle...........................Medical assist EMS ...............9/23/1 0.............04:42
Eglin Range Road 218 Site......Service call.............................9/23/10......163
Mid Bay Bridge North ................Motor vehicle accident ..........9/23/1 0.............17:31
Merchants Way..........................EMS excluding vehicle ..........9/25/1 0.............11:27
East Highway 20........................EMS excluding vehicle ..........9/25/1 0.............12:49
Whitewood Way.........................Medical assist EMS ...............9/26/1 0.............01:19
North White Point Road..........EMS excluding vehicle..........9/26/10..............11 :16
Range Road...............................Motor vehicle accident ..........9/26/1 0.............23:02
East John Sims Parkway ..........Good intent call ......................9/26/1 0.............23:52
Cat Mar Road ............................EMS excluding vehicle ..........9/27/1 0.............04:45
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Aaron Reid Huff, 29, of 1001
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of marijuana and violation of pro-
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employee, 56, of 631 Caribbean
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possession of drug paraphernalia.
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assault with a deadly weapon, fir-
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dwelling, burglary with assault or
battery, felony criminal mischief
and violation of a domestic injunc-
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gun to break into his ex-wife's
Niceville residence. Seeing her ex-
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"If they want to improve
nutrition in schools, they
should make sure cafeteria
food isn't burnt or under-
cooked, and doesn't have
mold growing on it. They
should fix that before they
wonry about chocolate milk."
Lauren Higdon, 13,
Nice ville,
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"It's ludicrous. No
one drinks plain milk
with the hamburger
or pizza entrees at
school. Chocolate
milk is still milk. "

Kaelan Johnson, 17,
Nice ville,
Niceville High

"It should be up to "Don't ban it! It's
the personal delicious!"
preference of each
student. They
should 't be told
what to drink or not
drink. "

"'The sugar in choco-
late milk may make
some kids more hyper
and harder for teach-
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don't think it should
be banned. It's a
good, tasty drink. "
Jon Blixt, 14,
Niceville High School

"The chocolate milk
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Mary McCann

Aftr attending the public
council meeting in Niceville
regarding the percent hike on the
water rates, I am just literally
amazed at the lack of considera-
tion the elected officials gave the
people that had genuine concerns
about this situation.
It boils down to: They let you
speak; they do not listen, and have
already made up their minds.
Financial consultant Bill Fray
gave his report to the council and
public as a matter of courtesy and
assured everyone that to keep a
"comfort level" the city would
need 6 percent more money in
water rates. This comfort zone is
supposed to pay for bonds already
issued. Was our money misman-
aged years ago and citizens now
are having to pick up the impact it
is having now?, (i.e. 6 percent)
This would also affect our grade
"A" credit rating.
Citizens have to live with a
changing credit rating all the time.
Some citizens have been "out" of
their comfort zone for a while and
the economy is not helping any-
one get back into their comfort
zone anytime soon. With unem-
ployment rate in the 9-10 percent
range, how does Niceville main-

tain their employment rate?
Several people spoke in oppo-

Scity of Nieiale hs bloeem
more money than they can pay
back and now are expecting the
citizens to 'bail' them out. One
example given by one of the
council members was: It's like
comparing it to your mortgage.
Let's see: if l had a mortgage due
and couldn't pay it, would the city
'bail' me out? Not in my lifetime.
I would need to find a way to
tighten my budget and deal with
it. Another citizen even offered a
way to cut back--maybe just
have garbage pick-up once a
week and use the money saved
there to help pay the bond issue.
But, no, the council wouldn't
even consider 'tightening their
belts.' When so many people are
out of work and the economy
doesn't seem to be getting any
better, it hardly seems the thing to
do -raise taxes and rates on util-
The city needs to learn to tight-
en their belts and remember they
are elected to those jobs and
someone needs balance the budg-
et a little better. There is absolute-
ly no use to attend a city council
meeting. They have their minds
made up and cannot hear the citi-

Ray Hathorn
The Sept. 22 issue of the Bay
Beacon printed a Letter to the
Editor by Lt. Nathaniel J. Ark
about the North Bay Fire
District budget ("North Bay Fire
District: A budgetary clarifica-
tion") I have attended several
meetings of the fire commission
and spent hours with the fire
chief and assistant chief review-
ing the fire department's budget
and union contract. Several of
the comments by Lt. Ark were
incorrect or misleading. The
more facts the people learn the
more upset they would be about
the fire department's finances. I
strongly urge everyone to read a
copy of the fire department's
union contract and budget to
learn the facts on how our tax-
payers' money is being spent.
Fact: Each firefighter is given
an "annual" bonus up to several
thousand dollars for achieving
advanced degrees. I agree with a
one-time bonus but not year
after year for the same degree.
Fact: The filclighlles's retire-
ment system is the best system
that I have ever seen. Many
think that the military retire-
ment system, which provides
for 2.5 percent per year of base
pay, is very good. However the
fire department's system is
much better, providing 3 percent
per year.
Fact: The filclighlles's retire-
ment fund can "never" lose
money. We, the taxpayer, are

responsible annually to make up
for any losses incurred by their
investments. In 2008 alone the
taxpayers contributed over
$100,000 to their retirement
system to make up for invest-
ment losses. That equates to
over $5,000 per firefighter. Plus,
once the investment recovers
taxpayers are not reimbursed.
Fact: In 2004 the then fire
chief told me he wanted one
EMT per shift, i.e. a total of
four. But that fire chief unfortu-
nately died and the current fire
chief and fire district board has
made it a goal of having 19 fire-
fighters qualify as EMTs at an
additional $6,000 per year, i.e.
$114,000 per year. Yes, we tax-
payers did approve funding of
EMTs, but not 19 EMTs.
Fact: The firefighters union
did approve no pay increases for
two years in the current contract
(2009-2011). But their only
other option was the loss of two
firefighter positions. The tax-
payers would have been better
served financially by eliminat-
ing the two positions.
The new firefighters contract
is due for renewal next year. I
encourage taxpayers to contact
the fire board chairman, Mr.
James Miller, tel. 897-3894,
about the need for future cuts in
the fire department's budget and
contract. I have been repeatedly
told that few taxpayers have
complained of increases in taxes
and therefore most must be
happy with paying more. I for
one am not.

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As a volunteer at Sharing and
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our clients are here for the very
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never been in this situation before
and never anticipated that this
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Outdoors Festival slated
Walton Outdoors and the Walton
County 4-H Program announce a
free Explore The Outdoors Festival
at Camp Timpoochee 4-H Center
Saturday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
This day of outdoor activities are
geared to introducing children and
adults to all the wonders of the out-
doors in Northwest Florida.
Activities will include kayaking,
fishing, natural trail walks, YOL6
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tions, forest ecology, geo machine
and nature-based games. Hot dogs

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Uptown Station in Fort Walton
Beach will host the Emerald Coast
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beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8,
in the former Riviera Fitness Store.
'"The Dark" will also be open
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and 31. Admission is $7.
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Blue Jean Ball tickets .
Don your favorite dentm outfit
for a casually elegant evening to
benefit Covenant Hospice. The
event will be held at the Crestview
Community Center Oct. 9, 6 p.m.
Tickets ($40 each or $70 for a cou-
ple) are available at Covenant
Hospice in Crestview, 370 W.
Redstone Ave., or covenanthos-
Proceeds benefit Covenant
Hospice's unfunded programs in
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For event tickets, corporate
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or visit covenanthospice.org.
Basketball tryouts slated
Faithfulness, Discipline'
Diligence, Inc. (FDD) traveling bas-
ketball tryouts. The
AAU Season for FDD
will start March 2011.
Try out Oct. 9, at the
Niceville High School
9U-10 U boys and girls tryouts:
12:30-1:45 p.m.
11U-12U boys and girls tryouts:
1:45-3 p.m.
13U-14U boys and girls tryouts:
3-4:30 p.m.
15U girls tryouts: 4:30-5:45

value of their property, after
homestead exemptions and other
discounts. For example, the owner
of a home with a taxable value of
$200,000 would pay $450 in prop-
erty taxes to the fire district, in
addition to county, school district,
anda other omxes collected by
At the Sept. 22 meeting, fire
commission Chairman Jim Miller
defended the millage hike, saying
it is needed to fund necessary
TepairS to the fire station and to
save funds for future equipment
purchases. He also discussed a
proposal to lay off three of North
Bay's 15 professional filtibli-llc
as a way of cutting costs. "Pueople
cost money," he said. "We must
reduce the force or reduce our
reserves to zero."
Commissioner Janet Santner
argued against an alternative put
forward by Fire Chief Joe Miller
that the board could economize
by laying off three filciblit is l
Miller said he could keep the
positions by pulling $130,000
from reserve funds.
"I'd rather use the reserve fund
than lay off file liglltis.") Santner
said. "We need to show loyalty to
our fist lishit is. who have been
living with a pay freeze."

and prizes will be awarded for best
barbecue. Also scheduled is a
cruise-in. Cruise-in
prizes will be a 4-foot
trophy and $100 to
Viewers Choice Best of
Show and many other a
special awards.
Info: 892-5887 chautauquawin-
Auction, wine tasting
The 11th Annual Buy the Bayou
Auction & Wine Tasting, presented
by the Niceville Valparaiso
Chamber of Commerce, Friday,
Oct. 29 will include a silent auction,
a live auction, wine tasting, food,
and plenty of networking at the
Fine Art Gallery at The Arts Center
-NWFSC beginning at 6 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Chamber
office for $25.
Auction items include condo-
minium packages, dinner and gift
certificates, golf packages, gift bas-
kets, art objects and gift items.
Info: 678-2323.
Nature program slated
Dr. Dirk Dunbar, professor, phi-
10sophy, will speak on '"Renewing
the Balance," offering snapshots of
cross-cultural expressions of
nature's polarities in three chrono-
logical paradigms Nov. 3, 12:30
p.m., at Tyler Auditorium,
Northwest Florida State College, as
part of the Florida: Then and Now
series. Admission is free.

Charity shopping event
The Junior League of the
Emerald Coast will host a charitable
shopping event Nov. 5-6 at the
Emerald Coast Conference Center
on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton
The league's largest fundraiser,
Mistletoe Market, is a charitable
shopping event featuring many spe-
cialty merchants from across the
country offering unique gift items.
Mistletoe Market includes mer-
chants selling everything from
clothing, jewelry and handbags to
food, art and children's items.
General admission: Nov. 5 -6, 10
a.m.-6 p.m., $5, adults, $2 children
6-12, free for children 5 and under.
Info: jlec.org or 862-2665.
Festa Italiana planned
The Sons of Italy Lodge 2422,
Fort Walton Beach, plan a Festa
Italiana Friday, Nov. 5, 5-9 p.m.,
and Saturday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-8

p.m. at the lodge, 808 South Drive,
Fort Walton Beach, directly behind
Big Lots, across from
Choctawhatchee High School.
Admission is free.
Info: 862-2758.
Popular musical slated
Stage Crafters presents '"Joseph
and the Amazi 0 Technicolor
Dreamcoat," Nov. 5-7 and 11-13.
The musical, with almost no spoken
dialogue, is about the dreamer,
Joseph, and his multi-colored coat,
and how he becomes the second-in-
command to a pharaoh.
Evening performances begin at
7:30 and weekend mati-
nees are 2 p.m. Tickets--
($15) go on sale two
weeks before opening
night and can be pur-
chased at: Bayou
Books, Niceville: Dowd Title
Group, LLC, Destin: Connect With
Flowers, Shalimar: PS Gifts, Fort
Walton Beach: and at all Century 21
offices in Navarre and Okaloosa and
Walton counties. Performances are
held at the Municipal Auditorium,
106 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort
Walton Beach. For Info, e-mail:
executive board @stagecrafters.com
or visit Web site stagecrafters.net.
"'Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat" is directed
by Denis Milonas.
Wedding vendors needed
'"Brides, Grooms and
Honeymoons: A Wedding & Travel
Affair" is looking for vendors to
participate in a wedding fair
Sunday, Nov. 7, 2-4 p.m. aboard the
Solaris Yacht anchored at Baytowne
Marina at the Sandestin Golf &
Beach Resort. The event is open to
the public and sponsored by Eglin
Information, Tickets & Travel and
the Solaris. Interested vendors
should contact Lisa McMahan at
Eglin ITT, 882-4161, or
eglinitt@gmail.com by Oct. 2.
Fall Art Festival
The Northwest Florida Arts
Association 2010 Fall Festival of
the Arts is scheduled
for Nov. 13 and 14, at

Festival hours are 10
a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 13, and 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Nov. 14. Admission is free.
Artists wishing to participate can
download an application from
nwflaa.com. Info: 598-997.

15U and 16U boys tryouts: 5:45-
7 p.m.
This will be the last tryout for
the 2011 season. Tryout fee is $25
nonrefundable. Info: fddbball.com.
Seniors to meet
Twin Cities Senior Citizens will
hold their monthly meeting Oct. 14
at 2 p.m. Hobo Stew & Potluck,
Halloween Dress with Prizes,
Entertainment by Harmony Plus.
50-plus welcome. Call, Jo at 678-
8645 or Ruth at 678-4346.
Holly Fair arts and crafts
The Holly Fair arts and crafts
show will be hosted for the 14th
year by Shalimar United Methodist
Church on Saturday, Oct. 16, 8:30
a.m.-3 p.m.
This event features a variety of
treasures created by more than 80
exhibitors. Also, the always popular
Holly Berry Bakery will be stuffed
with homemade goodies and the
Holly Fair Gallenia filled with hand-
made items. You can also partici-
pate in a silent auction for a beauti-
ful hand-stitched quilt and cro-
cheted afghan.
All proceeds will be donated to
local missions and church projects.
Info: 651-0721 or visit shalimar-

Relay spaghetti dinner
The Twin Cities Woman's Club
will hold a gourmet
spaghetti dinner at Holy
Name of Jesus Catholic
Church, 1200
Valparaiso Blvd.,
Niceville, Tuesday, Oct. 19.
Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.
Social hour begins at 5 p.m.:
dinner is at 6. The cost is $20 per
For tickets, call Gail, 897-0460
or Annie, 897-6566. Reservations
are required by Oct. 15. Make
checks payable to the American
Cancer Society.

Winery Festival set
Chautauqua Vineyards and
Winery Harvest Festival will be
held Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at 364
Hugh Adams Road, DeFuniak
Springs. Entertainment will be
Smokin' Rodeo Band in the morn-
ing (10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) and local
favorite Jones and Company in the
afternoon (2-6 p.m.). This year will
include the first backyard barbecue
cook-off. More than $600 in cash

Former North Bay Fire
Treasurer Brett Hinely
said the millage hike
was unnecessary.

Beacon photo
byMike Griffith

Bluewater Bay resident
Cynthia Turner, however, sup-
ported the higher millage rate. "I
chose to live in Bluewater
because of the level of quality,
and to live in a place that is truly
a community. I'm thankful to
have a high-quality fire depart-
ment that can save lives."
"Please tax me," she said, "if it
means raising the level of service
and keeping my family safe."
Commissioners approved both
the millage rate and new budget
by 4-1 votes, with Chairman
James Miller in the minority on
both votes.

Otherwise, Santner said, North
Bay will end up --lesson ally new
file li-llle I \ for other fire districts"
as North Bay firefighters take bet-
ter-paying positions elsewhere,
after gaining training and experi-
ence at North Bay's expense.
Speaking during the public
comment portion of the meeting,
former fire commissioner ancd
commission treasurer Brett
Hinely said that by using some of
the district's $450,000 reserve
fund, the commission could
reduce the FY 2010/11 millage
rate to 2.05, while maintaining its
current manpower and still have
enough money for repairs and

equipment, and that the reserve
fund would be replenished when
tax revenues for the coming year
are received.
Raintree Estates resident
Norm Schultz called for a cut to
the current 2.05 rate or lower, say-
ing that even at that rate, he and
fellow North Bay residents will
pay higher taxes during an eco-
nomic recession.
Bluewater Bay resident
Johnnie Prichard said, "This
board has lost credibility with the
community." The current board,
he said, appears to follow a phi-
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may not be getting the amount of
state funding it should, because of
a provision in either state rules or
local school district procedures
governing the allocation of funds
between "district" high schools
like Niceville High School, and
"charter" schools like the
Collegiate High School, for stu-
dents who take some of their high
school courses at both a district
and a charter school.
Cotton said that high schools
are state-funded according to how
many minutes of instruction per
week the poide each student,
up to a maximum of 1,500 class-
room minutes per week per stu-
dent. Current district procedure
gives funding priority to high-
school-level courses taught at reg-
ular district schools over college-
level courses taught at NWFSC,
whenever the total number of
classroom minutes for that student
exceeds 1,500 per week. Such
excess classroom time often hap-
pens for advanced, college-bound
charter Collegiate High School
students who also enroll in elec-
tive classes like band and forensics
at their local district schools.
For example, when a dual-
enrolled student takes college-
level classes at CHS for such pri-
mary academic courses as math,
English, and science, but takes
elective music and forensics class-
es at a district school such as
Niceville High School, the band
and forensics classes are counted
as part of the 1,500 minutes of
saefn t Teclasadtme leai
taught at the charter Collegiate
High School unfunded. Such
funding rules, Cotton said, cur-
rently cost the Collegiate High
School about $14,000 per year.
Trustees replied that they are
concerned about the funding prob-
lem, but are reluctant to pnotest the
policy to district or state officials
at this time
"We should pick our fights
carefully," said trustee Brian
Pennington. He said it might be
unwise to antagonize district or
state officials over less than
$15,000--a relatively small
amount of money compared to the
entire college budget.
NWFSC President Ty Handy
said a better time to address the
funding issue with state officials
may come later, after other com-
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the same problem. Currently, he
said, state officials are aware of the
issue and "sympathize" with
NWFSC's concern, "but lack the

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"This will become a state
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Copies of the draft
SEIS are available for
review and download
from Eglin's website at Alter
www.eglin.af.mil. Hard
copies can be found at 112006
public libraries in IINo
Niceville, Valparaiso, 1
Crestview, Rort Walton
Beach, Navarre and in
Monroe, Ala.
Citizens have until
Nov. 8 to colmnent on
the proposed F-35 bed-
down plan. dB = dec
In 2005 the Base
Realigmnent and This ta
Consolidation decision consid
authorized up to 107 F- tive, 1I
35 Joint Strike Fighters
be assigned to Eglin
where a joint training center
would train pilots and aircraft
maintainers from the U.S. Air
Force, Marine Corps and Navy, as
well as from some U.S. allies such
as the United Kingdom.
Valparaiso sued the Air Force
in 2009 after the initial
Enviromnental Impact Statement
based on 107 F-35s at Eglin
showed very high levels of jet
noise incompatible with the most-
ly residential development in the
city. The lawsuit alleged that the
Air Rorce had failed to consider all
reasonable alternatives.
Valparaiso dropped the suit
after the Air Force agreed to limit
F-35 flights from its north-south
runway, at least temporarily, and
to rely chiefly on its east-west run-
way. Flights to and from the
north-south runway are more like-
ly to overfly Valparaiso.
But it appears the runway
restriction would be dropped

Alternative," that is,
making pennanent the
noise-limiting restric-
tions outlined in the
February 2009 ROD.
Those restrictions
included only emer-
gency F-35 flights
using the north-south
runway to minimize
noise over Valparaiso.
Under the Air Force's
preferred Altemnative
1A, most of Valparaiso
would still be blanket-
ed by day-night aver-
age sound level (DNL)
noise of 65 decibels or
higher, a level the mili-
tary says is "incompat-
ible" with residential

to or exceeding 75 dB DNL at
Duke Field under either altema-
The area of Niceville that
would be affected by jet noise in
excess of 65 dB DNL would
shrink and mainly affect the west-
emn parts of the city north of
Bog gy Bayou.
The Air Force will hold three
public hearings next month to get
input from thee public:
-Tuesday, Oct. 12, sanctuary
of Valparaiso First Baptist
Church, 444 Valparaiso Parkway,
-Wednesday, Oct. 13,
Gallery room at Northwest
Florida State College, Niceville
-Thursday, Oct. 14, multi-
purpose room at Shoal River
Middle School, 3200 Redstone
Ave. East., Crestview.
All three meetings are sched-
uled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with
an open house the first half-hour
followed by an Air Force presen-
tation from 6 to 6:30 p.m., then a
public comment session from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The draft SEIS will be final-
ized late this year or early next
year, according to an Eglin
spokesman. After a 30-day wait-
ing period, a second Record of
Decision on operation of the F-
35s at Eglin will be issued during
the spring of 2011.

From page A-1
noise which the service has said is
"incompatible" with development
of homes, churches and schools.
The Air Force plans to hold
public hearings on the draft SEIS
Oct. 12-14 in Valparaiso, Niceville
and Crestview. A final decision
would follow next spring.
Annually, the SEIS states that
under the Air Force preferred
alternative, 55,605 F-35 flight
operations would take place at
Eglin's main base, with an addi-
tional 34,347 F-35 operations at
Duke Field north of Niceville, and
20,104 at Choctaw Field north of
Navarre. A flight operation is a
takeoff, a landing, or a touch-and-
go landing.
Eglin F-35s will ultimately fly
about 232 days a year, according
to the draft report.
The first F-35s for the planned
training wing at Eglin are sched-
uled to arrive late this year. Four
of the tactical fighters, the nation's
newest warplane, are to show up
in 2010, 22 more in 2011, seven in
2012, 16 in 2013 and a final 10 in
The city commission of
Valparaiso, the community affect-
ed most by the planned training
flights, was scheduled last night to
consider hiring the Tallahassee
law finn it used to sue the Air
Force in 2009 in an attempt to
block the F-35 deployment until
noise and safety issues could be
more thoroughly investigated.
The lawsuit was settled early this
year, clearing the way for the Air
Force to proceed with basing the
F-35 training wing at Eglin.

ibels; DNL = day-night average sound level; AICUZ = Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Study
Air Force
ble summarizes the noise impact on civilian populations of various alternatives
ered in the beddown of 59 F-35s, including the Air Force's "preferred" alterna-
A. The "No Action" alternative would continue runway restrictions announced in
but which the Air Force says are not practical over the long term.

under the Air Force's SEIS pre-
ferred alternative only months
after it would take effect.
In February 2009, the Air
Force issued a Record of Decision
to base 59 of an initially planned
107 training F-35s at Eglin and
agreed to conduct another envi-
romnental study considering all
reasonable options for the bed-
Earlier this year, the Air Force
announced that Eglin would
receive no more than the initial 59
training aircraft, the remainder
going to other bases. The service
said the limit of 59 was due to air-
space congestion in the Florida
Panhandle, not the jet-noise objec-
tions voiced by civilians living
near Eglin.
Valparaiso Mayor Bruce
Amold said Monday that he was
studying details in the voluminous
draft SEIS and the small maps that
detail the jet noise impact on com-
munities around Eglin. He plans to

ask Eglin for more detailed noise
profiles so that Valparaiso resi-
dents can better judge the impacts
from high level jet noise from the
Amold said that Altemnative
1L, construction of a new north-
south runway west of an existing
runway at Eglin's main base,
appears to be the only alternative
that would spare Valparaiso from
high jet noise levels. However,
building a new runway would
more than double the cost of the
preferred alternative, from $359
million for Altemnative 1A to $735
million for Altemnative 1L, accord-
ing to the SEIS Appendix L, "Cost
Estimates." If that alternative is
chosen, it is not clear where the
money would come from as the
Pentagon in recent months has
redoubled efforts to restrain
defense spending.
The draft SEIS released last
week compares the preferred
alternative to the "No Action

An estimated 2,289 people
around Eglin's main base would
be subjected to noise above 65 dB
DNL--Including 1,414 who
would endure noise levels in
excess of 75 dB DNL-under
Alternative 1A compared with
1,809 and 270 people, respective-
ly, under the "No Action" (runway
restriction) Altemnative.
The preferred option would
also subject 444 Crestview resi-
dents near Duke Field to 65 dB
DNL under either Altemnative 1A
or the "No Action" alternatives; no
one around Duke Field would be
subjected to jet sound levels equal

trustees meeting inside a private
club in a faraway city like
Tallahassee, as the board of
trustees did March 24, 2008,
during the administration of
NWFSC then-president Bob
Richburg, could be interpreted
as an attempt to evade the intent
of the Sunshine Law. The
board of trustees drew a rebuke
from Florida Attomney General
Bill McCollum after details of
the secretive Tallahassee meet-
ing came to light.
In addition, Mullowney
noted, documents generated by
trustees, such as e-mails
regarding college business, are
public documents and must be
made available to the public.
me e bitard's n~extl business
19 at 4:30 pm the Colleg
Mall Gallery, Building K on the
Niceville Campus. Board meet-
ings are open to the public.

Collegiate High
School Director
Charla Cotton
briefed Northwest
Florida State
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Beacon photo
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tion or music course, in order to
participate in sports or band.
As such practices affect more
charter schools, Handy suggested,
"A band of charter schools will
arise," to join NWFSC in lobbying
for a change in state policy.
Cotton also briefed the trustees
on the "Collegiate High School
Enhancement Plan," a set of goals
for improving the Collegiate High
School in the coming year. The
trustees approved the enhance-
ment plan for submittal to the
Cotton also told the trustees
that ACT scores of CHS students
are well above average scores at
other schools in Okaloosa County,
Florida, or the United States.
In other business during the
Sept. 21 meeting, the trustees:
-Approved an amendment to
the construction management
agreement with Ajax Building
Corporation that authorizes the
finn to begin site and infrastruc-
ture work on the new $25 million
Student Services building on the
Niceville campus. Authorization
was requested to immediately
begin up to $4 million of site work
ad ifal tutr < or I i75,00
tion of the total 102,000-square-
foot project so that the finn could
begin an aggressive completion
schedule which projects comple-
tion by December 2011. The bal-
ance of the project--remodeling
the existing "K' student union
building-would then follow, tak-
ing about one year to complete.
The trustees will host a ceremoni-
al groundbreaking for the Student
Services building project on Oct.
19 at 3:30 p.m. at the construction
--Revised dual enrollment
agreements with the Okaloosa and
Walton County school districts
which will govern student partici-
pation in the state-wide pnagrain
which allows qualified students to
eamn both high school and college
credit simultaneously by enrolling
free of charge in college classes
offered by NWF State at any of
the college's seven area locations.
More than 400 students participate
each semester in the pnagram.
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trustees received training from
attorney William Mullowney, vice
president for policy and general
counsel for Valencia Colmnunity
College in Orlando. Mullowney
briefed the trustees on how to
operate within the "Govermnent

in the Sunshine" provisions of the
Florida Constitution. Key provi-
sions of the law, he said, are
requirements that all trustees
meetings be conducted in public,
with prior notice to the public and
written minutes kept of such meet-
Mullowney also told the
trustees that meetings should be
held at places and times reason-
ably available to the public. For
example, he said, holding a

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By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
When Grace Stoner first
picked up the clarinet as a
fifth-grader, she never
dreamed it would take her to
But the Rocky Bayou
Christian School junior is
bound for a lengthy tour of
the continent as part of the
Sound of America Honor
Band & Chorus 2011
European Concert Tour.
"I was very excited and a
little shocked," said Grace, 16,
when she learned she had
been chosen to be part of the
prestigious band. "I'm just
very excited to be able to go
and meet new people and use
the talents God has given me
to glorify him."
Grace, daughter of Charles
and Lori Stoner, Bluewater
Bay, serves as Rocky Bayou
band chaplain and has been
named to the Southeastem
United States Honor Band,
Florida's All-State Band and
the Okaloosa County Honors
Band. But there's more to her
than music. She's part of the
school soccer ad crs oun-

student at Rocky Bayou.
Although Grace may have
been shocked to be selected as
one of between 60 and 85
members of the Sound of
America, those around her
"She's an excellent student,
musically and academically,"
said her private clarinet
teacher, Nancy Saleeby. "She
excels in just about everything
she does. She's just an all-
around top person. I can't say

enough wonderful things
about her."
The European tour will
visit Germany, France, Italy,
Austria, Luxembourg and
Switzerland, with nine concert
performances and two cathe-
dral performances scheduled.
Along the way, the musicians
will get to see some of the
most famous sites in the
world, such as the Eiffel
Tower and the Louvre.
While musical expertise is
critical for Sound of America
musicians, "A lot of it is about
character," said Terri Barr,
personnel director for the
organization. "I'm always
amazed at their attitudes and
maturity and how they come
together musically."
The first step for Grace
was to be accepted in the
band. Now, it's important to
raise money for the trip. The
2009 tour cost $5,129 per per-
To help the youngsters
cover the expense of the trip
to Europe, Sound of America
provides a fundraising packet,
stocked with ideas for ways to
raisedmoney.iGrac hashe

says she'll do some kind of
fundraising, although she's not
sure exactly what.
The band will begin
rehearsals at Elizabethtown
College in Pennsylvania July

Grace is no stranger to cen-
tral Pennsylvania or, for that
matter, to Europe. Her family
is from that part of the coun-
try and she spent a couple of
years in Germany when her
father, Charles Stoner, was in

Grace Stoner enjoys some time on the beach with her clarinet.
She'll tour Europe this fall with Sound of America Honor Band.

the Air Force, leaving the
country when she was 7.
"I don't remember much
about it," Grace said. Nor, it
tumns out, does she speak any
of the languages of the natives
of the countries where she'll
visit. But she has a solution to
"We have a German
exchange student who's teach-
ing me some stuff," she said.

Lori Stoner, Grace's moth-
er, said Grace has learned a
few German words, such as
numbers, but not enough to
hold a conversation,
Terri Barr said Grace's
instrument, the clarinet, is one
of the most difficult to play
during the auditions for Sound
of America.

Please see MUSICIAN, page B-5

NHS trio

Nat xonal

Niceville High School's
William Kortbein, Zachary
Hefner and Alicia Valenti were
recently named semifmnalists in
the 56th annual National Merit
Scholarship Program.
These academically talented
high school seniors have an
opportunity to continue in the
competition for some 8,400
National Merit Scholarships,
worth more than $36 million,
that will be offered in the
To be considered for a
Merit Scholarship award,
semifinalists must fulfill sever-
al requirements to advance to
the finalist level of the compe-
tition. About 90 percent of the
semifinalists are expected to
attain finalist standing, and
approximately half of the final-
ists will win a National Merit
Scholarship, earning the Merit
Scholar title. The National
Merit Scholarship Program
was established in 1955 to
honor the nation's scholastic
champions and encourage the
pursuit of academic excel-

ber oaf th Eglel rrac kaad de d
and cross country teams. He is
enrolled in three Advanced
Placement courses and one
AICE course in addition to his
regular studies. As a sopho-
more, he was a writer and edi-
tor of the
the Eagle
Echo, and
he played
minor and
major parts
in a school
Zachary Hefner
when he was a junior. He is
currently interning at a region-
al writer's association hoping
to one day become an author.
He has volunteered at a local
library and at local kids soccer
William Kortbein is a mem-
ber of Opus One as well as the
Niceville Singers. He is a
member of the Academic Team
and also qualified for the All-
County Academic team.
William represented Niceville

Shol as
the Hugh
UB aneship
winner and
is the senior
represe t-

sc Hey William Kortbein
is a member of the National
Honor Society and an active
musician at Niceville United
Methodist Church. This past
summer, William traveled to
Kampala, Uganda, to work
with Refuge and Hope
International, a Christian mis-
sion organization.
Alicia Valenti is the French
homn section leader and an
assistant librarian for the Eagle
Pride Marching Band. When
she's not marching, Alicia per-
forms with the Wind
Ensemble. As a member of
Entre Nous, Alicia tutors stu-
dents at
:School. She
is also an
active par-

t ir anOum
Alicia Valenti trhsn

istry program. Alicia also
enjoys expressing her creativi-
ty in her Photoshop class in
NHS's CHOICE pro ram. She
has Microsoft Word 2007,
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007,

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A check

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I ~~J rl168 NHS students

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One hundred and sixty-eight
students at Niceville High
School have earned the designa-
tion of AP Scholar by the
College Board in recognition of
their exceptional achievement
on the college-level Advanced
Placement Program exams.
NHS students took AP Exams
in May 2010 after completing
challenging college-level cours-
es. The College Board recog-
nizes several levels of achieve-
ment based on the student's per-
formance on AP exams.
Seven students from NHS
qualified for the National AP
Scholar Award by earning an

average grade of 4 or higher on
a 5-point scale on all AP Exams
taken, and grades of 4 or higher
on eight or more of these
exams. These students are
Heather Caulkins, Washington
University, St. Louis; Chase
Cloutier, St. Franciscan
University, Steubenville, Ohio;
Jacob A. Davis, University of
Central Florida; Kathryn
Dawson, University of Florida;
Logan McDonald, Florida Gulf
Coast University; Amelia
Shermer, University of Central
Florida; and Mark Stiles, North
Georgia State University.
Fifty-one students qualified

for the AP Scholar with
Distinction Award by earning
an average grade of at least 3.5
on all AP Exams taken, and
grades of 3 or higher on Hyve or
more of these exams.
Thirty-two students qualified
for the AP Scholar with Honor
Award by earning an average
grade of at least 3.25 on all AP
Exams taken, and grades of 3 or
higher on four or more of these
Eighty-Hyve students quali-
fied for the AP Scholar Award
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Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson

NHS golfers top Vikings
Niceville High School sophomore Rachel Butterfield tees
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Spencer Pullen's 4th-quarter TD spells difference


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By Sarah Clauson
Beacon Correspond'ent
The Niceville Eagles contin-
ued their winning record Friday
night after a hard-fought battle
against the Godby Cougars. The
7-0 Homecoming victory didn't
come without a fight as the two
defenses ground it out.
The Eagles may have underes-
timated Godby, but they still
came out on top and demonstrat-
ed their determination and disci-
pline. It was a reminder, as coach
John Hicks put it, that "We have
to prepare every week."
Godby started the game with a
four-minute possession that
couldn't get it past mid-field
before it had to punt.
The Eagles took over and their
reliable running game was quick-
ly tested as after less than two
minutes they were forced to punt.
Neither team could gain
momentum offensively, but the
Eagles hung in there, and began
to make progress. They were able
to burn almost five minutes in a
second-quarter drive that opened
up their passing game.

Quarterback Kyle McDorman
connected with Hayden Meyer on
a third-and-8 to give the Eagles a
first down. The two matched up
again on the very next play, which
led to another first down pulled
off by Spencer Pullen. The drive
showed promise, but couldn't pro-
duce a score. A failed fourth
down conversion gave possession
back to the Cougars with 4:26 left
in the half.
The Cougars made their way
into field goal range, but weren't
able to score the three. The Eagles
took over with less than a minute
remaining in the half. A quick
completion to Brandon Burke,
and a first down by Pullen got
things moving, but the half ended
before the Eagles could get into
the end zone.
The mood lifted during half-
time as the Homecoming festivi-
ties commenced, including the
results of the parade contests and
the crowning of the Homecoming
King and Queen.
Late in the third quarter, the
Eagles' momentum started to
grow with a few critical plays led

by McDorman. On a third-and-5
he hit Brandon Burke to put his
team into Cougar territory.
Marquis Pratt gained a first down
after an impressive run by
McDorman. The senior quarter-
back kept at it, with another keep-
er that landed the ball just two
yards outside of the end zone at
the end of the third quarter.
The Eagles clinched the only
seven-pointer of the game with a
run by Pullen and the point after
by Andrew Mitchell with 11:17
left in the game.
Although they didn't score
again, the Eagles burned valuable
clock time with a five-minute
long drive, thanks in part to a 41-
yard catch by Burke to keep the
possession alive.
"I try to do my best to get the
yards," Burke said of his role on
the team.
With 2:45 left in the game, the
Cougars took possession and
began to make their way down the
field. They managed their way to
first and goal, and with just three
seconds left on the clock, they put
their chance at tying the game in

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Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson
An excited Eagles squad surrounds Spencer Pullen (34) after his game-winning touchdown.
From left: Nick Gregoire (77), Dean Mlaraman, Mlichael Belcher, Pullen and Jimmy Bush.

the hands of running play. The
Eagle defense stood strong, as it
did throughout the game, and shut
the cougars out.
The shutout was the team's
second of the season and although
the game was closer than antici-
pated, it allowed the defense to
once again exhibit its intensity
and ability. The offense wasn't
afraid to persist, and kept grind-

ing it out until it could put points their next foe, Pace?

"We've got to get back to play-
ing the way we're capable of play-
ing," said Hicks. Burke's strategy
is to "get more focused, come
together as a team, and practice
Whatever the tactic, the Eagles
look to extend their record to 5-0
at 7 p.m. at Eagle Stadium this

on the board.
As for the Godby team?
"We've got to give them a lot
of credit," Hicks said. "They
came ready to play." He gave
credit to the defense for playing
well, and acknowledged the
offense's ability to get back into
the game.
How do the Eagles prepare for


Lewis wins tourney
On Saturday, Sept. 11, the Lewis
volleyball team won first place at
the Queen of the Court Tournament
at Destin Middle School. Eight
teams competed from Okaloosa and
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The Niceville High School girls
swim team edged Navarre and Pace
Sept. 18 mn Gulf Breeze to win the
second freestyle meet in a row by
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Notable finishes included:
--irls 200 freestyle, 3rd place,
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Falcons edge ECMIS
The Lewis Falcon football team
defeated Emerald Coast Middle
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ade South Walton High School
Golf to benefit CIC
Tommy Bahama will host the
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Trail association meeting
The monthly meeting of the
Florida Trail Association will take
place Tuesday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m., at
Ed's Hometown Seafood & Steaks,
Niceville. Visitors welcome.
Info: 682-6098 or choctaw.
PUTToberfest scheduled
Putt your way through 18 holes
anda beer tasting duningt the rea's

Thursday, Sept. 30, presented by the
Destmn 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-
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including longest
drive and closest to the pin, and
prizes will be awarded. Entry for a
single player is $25. For more infor-
mation or to reserve your spot,
please contact Risa Garner at
837-2711 x2 or rgarner@
DestinChamber.com. Sponsorships
are available.
Poster art sts sougis h
The Greater Fort Walton Beach
Chamber of Commerce's Mardi
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annual poster contest for the 2011
"Mardi Gras on the Island."
Winning artwork will be prominent-
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Livia Satterfield will present her
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Methodist Church at the corner of
John Sims Parkway and Partin
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Satterfield received a shoebox as a
child while living in a Romanian
orphanage. Adopted by an
American family, she now packs
shoeboxes to send throughout the
world. National Collection Week
for Operation Christmas Child is
scheduled for Nov. 15-22.
Respect Life Sunday
Holy Name of Jesus Church,
1200 Valparaiso Blvd., Niceville
will have a Rosary for Life Oct. 3,
Respect Life Sunday, from 3 to 4
Info: 678-9672.
Forcing bulbs program set
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ing the dreary winter months. She
will cover a variety of bulbs that can
be successfully forced to give as a
gift for a friend or yourself during
the holidays. This program is free
and open to the public, however,
bulbs and containers will be avail-
able for sale. The series is cospon-
sored by the Valparaiso Garden
Club and Valparaiso Library.

Oil spill program planned
Randy McDaniel, Chief of
Emergency Management, Okaloosa
County will speak about our area's
response to the 2010 oil spill
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m., at
Northwest Florida State College's K-
Gallery. He will offer information spe-
cific to the catastrophe and field ques-
tions related to general emergency
management in the county as part of
the Florida: Then and Now series.
Admission is free.
Tea with author
The Friends of the Niceville
Library plan a tea with guest speaker
and author Deborah Brodie
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. in the
Niceville Community Center next
door to the library.
Brodie will feature her latest
national release, "In His Love." This
Christian romance novel explores the
journey of a young woman pursuing
her calling, her dream, and the love of
her life.

Moo sinn 09will follow the pro-
GOP women to meet
The Republican Women of
Okaloosa Federated will meet
Wednesday, Oct. 6,at the Holiday Inn
Resort on Okaloosa Island.
Socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m.
and lunch will be served at noon. To
accommodate working women, and
those who can only stay for a limited
time, there will be a "Dine and Dash"
Dr. Ty Handy, president of
Northwest Florida State College, will
be the guest speaker.
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
plates or napkins to help with paper
supplies for the facility.
To make a reservation, contact
Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or donna-
pattison@cox.net by noon Friday,
Oct. 1. Cost of the lunch is $16 for
members and $18 for guests. Info:

11-by-14 inches and include the
theme of "Love on the Island,"
incorporating some version of
Cupid sporting a Mardi Gras mask.
It must contain the words "Mardi
Gras on the Island 2011, Fort
Walton Beach, FL." All submis-
sions should be in a camera-ready
medium and unsigned.
Deadline is Oct. 15. Submit your
poster to the Chamber office, 34
S.E. Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort
Walton Beach.
Info: Eppi Azzaretto at
Grief support group set
Emerald Coast Hospice
announces its six-week grief sup-
port group for bereaved families in
the Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and
Walton counties, led by Jennifer
Gilbert, MSW, social worker for
Emerald Coast Hospice, at Trinity
United Methodist Church, 403 NW
Racetrack Road, Fort Walton
Beach. The group will meet every
Thursday, Sept. 30-Nov. 4, noon-

Info or to register, call Gilbert at
Auuon Even ure set
Discover the sights and sounds
of nature at night with Audubon
Eventures. Nonie of Nonle's Ark
Animal Encounters will guide
Night Walks for Choctawhatchee
Audubon Society on the first Friday
of October, November, March'
April and May. Programs will last
90 minutes and
begin just before
sunset. All are
invited but the
focus will be on n
ages 4 to 10. The cost is $1 per per-
son; members and immediate fami-
ly, free. Eventure in Mary Esther 6
p.m. RSVP to Nonie Maines,
Softball players sought
High Intensity 12U fastpitch
softball is looking for girls born in
1998 and 1999 to practice and play
in a few fall tournaments. Contact
Kevin Watts for more information,

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99 minutes mn Greece
Tyler Corbin, Niceville, as Hermes, and Nicholas Mlartin of
Fort Walton Beach, as Hector, will be part of Northwest
Florida State College's Fine & Performing Arts Division
will present "The Iliad, The Odyssey, and AII of Greek
Mythology in 99 Mlinutes or Less" Oct. 6 to 9 at 7:30 p.m.
in the college's Sprint Theater at the Mlattie Kelly Arts
Center on the Niceville campus.

642-1231, wattskt@cox.net.
Mullet Festival auditions
Bot' ti~macyto a edition sti thae
Singing Showdown, Saturday, Oct.
2, 1-4 p.m., at the Niceville
Community Center.
The audition will be a live per-
formance of one song in front of a
panel of judges unless other
arrangements are made. A registra-
tion fee of $25 is due upon the audi-
tion. Registration forms are avail-
able online at cityofniceville.org/
The Final Four will perform Oct.
15 at the Mullet Festival to deter-
mine a winner. The winner will
receive a $500 cash prize and will
be part of the entertainment lineup

on Saturday, Oct. 16.
Info: 279-6436, ext. 1001, or
Audubon bird walk
The Choctawhatchee Audubon
Society plans a bird walk Oct. 2 at
Destin Pass Beach and Bay parks
with Lenny Fenimore. Meet at

Uptown Station 7:30
Fall harvest festival
A fall harvest festive
place at Central Baptist
S. Ferdon Blvd.,
Saturday, Oct. 2, 8 ;
Vendor booths and estal
will be available.
Call Nancy

a.m. Info: FWC to meet at college
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission will hold
ial will take its third public workshop for input
Churc, 951 on a draft plan Tuesday, Oct. 5, 6
Chrch, 951, p.m., in the Bldg. 8 auditorium of
Cresview the Fort Walton Beach Campus of
a~.3pm. Northwest Florida State College
te al itms 1170 Martin Luther King Jr'
.Boulevard. There will be several
Bunnielll'more meetings this fall.


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"The music we use is 'Stars
and Stripes Forever,'" she said.
"It's one of the hardest for the
clarinet. It weeds them out."
Leading the band in the
tour--the 35th in a row--will be
Clyde Barr, Terri's father. "He is
really very detail-oriented," Terri
Barr said. "He knows what he's
looking for."
Grace first came to Sound of
America's attention when her
former band director, Christy
Dubuisson, nominated her.
"There are a few students I
encouraged to audition,"
Dubuisson said. "Grace is one of
those students who sets a goal
and works until they get there.



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in her way."
Grace said that was a pretty
accurate description.
"When I want to do some-
thing, I really want to put my
mind to it because it just moti-
vates me," she said. "I have a lot
of self-motivation."
Her current band director,
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opinion of Grace that everyone
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"What a great kid," Reynolds
said. "Just a wonderful spirit.
She's got a servant's heart and
she's very dependable."
Terri Barr said the tour is a
wonderful experience, but its
effects linger long after it ends
on July 23.
"It's a wonderful opportuni-




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al, Niceville, Friday, suitable for large and small pets. From left: Terry
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copies should be made
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ty," she said. "The kids grow
tremendously. They really
become like a big family. They
love the friendships they make
and the connections with kids
who are like themselves." II .
Grace said she is considering
keeping music as part of her pro-
fessional life after high school
and college.
"I am considering playing in
college and also maybe doing
something like music therapy,"
she said. "But I have lots of time
to decide."
In the meantime, Grace will .ep n
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"People come up and give Veterinary Hospit;
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010


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series on "Marriage as God Sees
it," beginning Sunday, Sept. 26.
The Rev. Dr. Forrest Mobley,
director of the nationally
acclaimed Marriage Retreat
ministry, will speak at the 9 and
11:01 a.m. services. In the
weeks to come, Mobley and
other speakers, including the

E-mail items to info~baybeacon.com.

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Come and cool off with us at

Sunset C~afe

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(Formerly Mama Rosa's Bldg.) 177 John Sims Pkwy.
Valparaiso 678-2127
M-F 7:00am- 2:00pm SAT 8am-1pm


Pfa cpain in 'th rdca in
Dermott, Ramsey Chaplin, Gini
Simpson, Jim Cloutier, Carolyn
Cox, Joan Cloutier, Dorris
Arrington-Holloway, Karla
Pedritz, Jean Smith, Judy
Andrle, Mlary Ferris and Mlarlyss

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Male and Female Roles,
Forgiveness, Finances, Sex,
Spiritual Warfare and Divorce
and Remarriage.
Immanuel Anglican Church
is located at 250 Indian Bayou
Trail in Destin.
For more information, call

former Jill Pedretti, of Verona,
Wise., and baby daughter,
Kristin, await his return.
Mark is a 1995 graduate of
Niceville High School and the
son of Mark and Vickie Ross
of Niceville. He has an associ-
ate degree from Northwest
Florida State College and
received his BA from the
University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill.

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Melt-in-your-mouth blueberry
pancakes, fresh baked biscuits,
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breakfast burritos, loaded hash
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this is the home of the monster
These are just a few of the
many nutritious items Sunset
Cafe offers all hours of the day.
Want to be the office hero on
Friday? In the morning from 7
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sausage biscuits for $1.
Lunchtime delights include
tangy sweet raspberry barbe-
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home chicken salad sandwich-
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the best burgers in town.
Try the daily specials made
from scratch by Sunset Cafe's
chefs such as chicken pot pie,
meatloaf, stroganoff, spaghetti
and chicken and dumplings.
With a wide variety of side
items such as coleslaw, cucum-
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homemade old-fashioned beer
batter onion rings, you can't go
wrong. They also have a chil-
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A warm and friendly atmosphere great for watching the news and connecting to the Internet, as they are an
Internet cafe.

Bring the kids in on Saturday for
a special--one child under 12
eats free with one paying adult.
Sunset Cafe welcomes
everyone to come on in and
relax for a warm and friendly
meal. Watch the news or bring
your laptop, as they are an
Internet cafe. Dine in or carry

out. Call your order in for quick Valparaiso, just past the Tom
pickup. Thumb on the right hand side of
The current hours are the road as you're driving
Monday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 towards the base from Niceville.
pm. Call 678-2127.

Coming soon: Sunset Cafe
will be open for dinner.

Visit the cafe's new location
at 177 S. John Sims Pkwy.

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Food pantry

named for

The St. Vincent de Paul
Society at Holy Name Catholic
Church held a dedication and
**i reception in honor of Ronald
"d ~~~"Ron" Joyce,wh did n
Joyce and his wife, Regina,
*: volunteered for more than 20
years with the society, setting
up the first foo pantry for the
organization and ordering and
picking up food to stock the
1 pantry.
The food pantry was dedicat-
1 ed to Joyce and is now referred
~to as "Ron's Pantry."

Marriage sermons set
Immanuel Anglican Church Rev. Mike Hesse, will cover
I ~rill nffp a i rht_~p kpm t nir i rl dinr Fithf ~lna

Sunset Cafe

Opens at sunrise in Volparoiso

Sunset Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch at 177 S. John Sims Pkwy.
in Valparaiso.

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